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Hardware, software, syware..... no idea

Question: Hardware, software, syware..... no idea

Here is my issue...
My computer is about 2 years old got it because it was supposed to be awesome for gaming. For the past month now its just been randomly shutting down....or i should say it is randomly shutting off, completely. No warning no shut down procedure just straight to the always scarey blue screen of death. All thats left on is the power button light on the front of the tower, no green power light on the back of the case. Ive taken it up with verizon since i have their security suite and according to them it is not spyware or a virus. At first I thought it was over heating so i cracked the case and gave a little help with a regular household fan on a low setting giving it a bit more air flow, but even with that i figure couldnt be overheating because at times it will shut down minutes after powerup.Could it really just be that it needs a good cleaning physically? Or am I going to have to shell out money for a new power supply? How can I diagnose the power supply of that is the issue? Ive rolled it back to a restore point and so far its run ok for ten minutes. Any ideas? What could be the problem? Hardware, software, spyware? Any help is seriously appreciated.

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Preferred Solution: Hardware, software, syware..... no idea

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

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

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

Answer: Hardware, software, syware..... no idea

Well, clearly, one of the steps here is to clean out all the dust, expecially in the processor and video card heatsinks. Also, while you're in there, reseat ALL the cables, expansion cards, etc.

Next, I'd give it a memory test, at least a couple of hours on one of these. Any failures are a problem, these should run error-free for as long as you let them run.

Microsoft Memory Diagnostic

MEMtest86

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the idea is a program that constantly records, and has a button that saves a video of the last minute or so. that way, i can just play around with the software, and when a bug occurs, then i can review what i did. (i often encounter a crash, and forget exactly what i did.)

does any thing like this exist?? if so, can i get a link?
 

Answer:software tester recording software idea. does it already exist?

screen recorder does it. It records what happened on your computer screen so you can check it out what you did before bugs occured.

Google will help you.
http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=record+computer+screen
 

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So, I upgraded some hardware x3 720 BE, asrock extreme 3 mobo, kingston hyper x, hopefully a GTX 550 ti or somthing similar soon And of course with no warning that I ever saw Vista locked me out of windows.

Is there some way to get my cd key with something like winkeyfinder (I tried but it wont recognize my thumb drive)

Any help appreciated.
 

Answer:Hardware upgrad Vista needs revalidation, no idea where my key is

HardCopy said:


Can I get a cookie?Click to expand...

You're still using Vista, and want a cookie?
 

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Hello everyone. I'm new here and this will be my first post on here. I'm sorry if I have started this post in a wrong thread. I'm unsure of where it should go. Anyways, I'm not a tech expert so that's why I here. I will try my best to describe my problem tho.

First of all, I have been having this problem since last week. The problem is that it just auto shut down on me without any warning.

I thought it was because its overheating/the cpu reached it limits hence why it auto shut, but thats probably not the case.

And since that happened I just thought to myself that I should just reinstall windows. Haha. I thought that would solve my problem. But it didn't.

This crash problem occured when I opened game. I also realised that it happen as well when I browse the internet using firefox. Like after I opened it for a few minutes it then shut down.

However, if I'm not opening anything else and just at the desktop and only transferring files for hours, the crash never happen unlike after I rebooted, went to firefox, then googling stuff and then poof, it crashed. I also checked the cpu too, but its not overworking itself. Its just chilling.... Oh, and I checked it from task manager.

I already tried uninstalling the nvidia drivers and went to surf the internet afterward. No crashes at all. I could watch youtube as well without having it crash on me. But when I reinstalled the driver back. It happened again.

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Answer:I have no idea where this should go... Edit: This should go to hardware but I dunno how to move it.

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For the first time ever, I built a PC in late July. Since the first week of owning it, I have gotten the same BSOD once a month, at least. The BSOD's almost all occurred while gaming as well. I also have experienced 5-10 PC freezes, and I am at a loss. I have run Prime95 and Intel's diagnostic program, and the CPU has passed both fine. I have yet to run Memtest though, mostly because I am a bit fearful of stress testing and don't really know how long to do it for (surprised I even did any with my CPU) and just am worried that pushing it to it's max will shorten its life. I have not stressed tested my GPU, and figured it wasn't the problem as the GPU is at full load a lot of times during most days and these blue screens occur about once a month.

My hard drives seemed to cause a problem because of the frequent freezes. I also cannot put my PC to sleep, because it almost always freezes at the welcome screen when it wakes. I ran SeaTools diagnostics for my hard drive, but it froze my PC instantly. I have two of the same hard drive, but it only freezes at this moment when I have both hooked up. I cloned my main drive to my secondary drive and tried booting with each one hooked up individually. In both cases, I did not freeze when running SeaTools. Both drives also passed its diagnostic tests.

So, here I am, at a huge loss. I have tried several other forums, but people rarely answer and mostly just say to update drivers, which I have already done. I don't know what else I ca... Read more

Answer:Monthly BSOD, Hardware Failure, No Idea what it is!

Hello and welcome Rayz mate the memtest would be a good run

MEMTEST

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/105647-ram-test-memtest86.htmlthis one you will need to make a bootable disk set the BIOSto optical (or USB if preferred) boot the machine and let it run for at LEAST 8passes unless the errors come up straight away. Takes fair time to complete andsome leave it running overnight.


But first run these and delete any rubbish you find with the malware scans the ADW just run the Clean button when done.


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html< DO NOT runon a SSD

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

download from bleeping computer

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Hello
Already 16 days over still no mails..no laptop..i payed money but No working laptop..what is this.its not fair...why you people selling used laptops?? i raised a complaint after 2 days of purchasing..and i submitted service report given by lenovo technical engineer..i need my money back or else i want new working laptop. thatsit.please understand it..we paid money value of it.many times i called to customer care,no use,no proper support.anyone help me please
 
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I plan to build a system with an Intel Core 2 E6600 with a NVidia 8800 GTX and was wondering if there is any big problem with running my copy of Windows 2000 Professional I already have. I still use it with my 3Ghz Pentium 4 and it's been perfect for me.

If it's not wise to run Windows 2000 on this new hardware is it better to get Windows 2003 64-bit or Windows XP 64-bit and why? I pretty much use my computer to play games like Half Life 2, Flight Simulator 2004, Doom 3 and to watch movies and look at pr0n.
 

Answer:Windows 2000 on new hardware, is it a good idea?

FM 3370 said:


I plan to build a system with an Intel Core 2 E6600 with a NVidia 8800 GTX and was wondering if there is any big problem with running my copy of Windows 2000 Professional I already have. I still use it with my 3Ghz Pentium 4 and it's been perfect for me.

If it's not wise to run Windows 2000 on this new hardware is it better to get Windows 2003 64-bit or Windows XP 64-bit and why? I pretty much use my computer to play games like Half Life 2, Flight Simulator 2004, Doom 3 and to watch movies and look at pr0n.Click to expand...

Boy that pr0n is gonna look great with that 8800GTX. </heavy_heavy_sarcasm>

2K had it's time in the sun, now it's past. Get XP SP2 on there and you'll be fine. As most others will tell you, with any 64 bit OS you're going to encounter issues with gaming and drivers. I personally don't have any issues at all on this Core 2 Duo running at 1.66 GHz and using Intel GMA950 onboard graphics, so that monster you're going to build would absolutely scream with XP or Vista for most intents and purposes.

But sticking with 2K at this stage in the "game" of Windows and computer hardware would be like putting racing stripes and a Recaro seat on a Segway...
 

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I am using Idea Pad S10-3s, and same as most of the user, I want the computer to play 1080 movie smoothly, so I bought a Broadcom crystal HD BCM 70012.  However, after installed in the netbook in the PCI-e slot, it cannot detect the decoder.  Can anyone have any workable suggestion? I know that there is a thread for S10-3t here (http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-S-series-Netbooks/Broadcom-Crystal-HD-BCM970012-any-success-with...), but it is too difficult for me to update the bios.  Besides, I am not sure if 3s and 3t has any difference and therefore I am not dare to update it.  Is there any easiler method or alternative products that can have the same fuction and easiler installation? Thank you very much.

Answer:Broadcom crystal HD BCM 70012 - Idea Pad S10-3s cannot find the new hardware. Help!!

It does not work with the S10-3.

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When I am trying to set up my computer to get TV from my set top box the computer identifies my signal and shows a small picture of the live TV.  When I click on next I get a message - IR Hardware not detected.  Can someone please tell me to what this refers?  My wireless remote works and the set top box has an IR cable that is only a few feet away.  My TV remote picks it up easily.  Is there more hardware that needs to be bought for the TV to work with this computer? Thanks, David

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Hi, I am from India. I am eager to buy  K220-Idea center K5358 3FQ with 22" LCD MONITOR. Anybody here can give following details as it is required before going for purchase: 1.Which Motherboard is used in this PC? Howmany RAM slots are there? Up to what capacity I can install RAM in future?Does it have HDMI port? 2. Is Hard disk supplied is SATA_2 standard? 3.Does DVD writer supplied is on SATA interface? 4.22" Monitor supports which resolution?Does it have HDMI In? 5.Does this system supports WINDOWS 7?  On the Driver Download page there is no drivers for Windows7 provided by Lenova company. From where I can get it? Please answer my que so I can PURCHASE 2 PC. THANKS!     

Answer:K220-Idea center K5358 3FQ Specifications of Hardware used in

Welcome to the forums The system has drivers available for windows vista,If you want to run windows 7 you can wait untill its released in october and check again.

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I've been kickin around the idea of making a website and I want to host it at my house. I don't expect many hits realistically, I can't see their being more than 10-30 hits a day at it's peak. I'm not too concerned about bandwidth and upload speed. It's not going to be more than 1-3 pages with mostly text with some pictures, so I won't be hosting any downloads.

Do any of you host websites at your house? What are the major security concerns? I plan on using Ubuntu 9.04 for it. This is the hardware I was thinking of using, I didn't think it needed to be that powerful and I wanted it to use the least amount of energy possible since it'd be 24/7.

Newegg.com - Winsis Wi-01 Black SGCC &#47; ABS Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case 200W Power Supply - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - Intel BOXD945GCLF Intel Atom processor 230 Intel 945GC Mini ITX Motherboard&#47;CPU Combo - Motherboard / CPU / VGA Combo
Newegg.com - Crucial 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 &#40;PC2 5300&#41; Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - Seagate ST9120817AS 120GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5&#34; SATA 3.0Gb&#47;s Internal Notebook Hard Drive - Laptop Hard Drives
Newegg.com - Sony Optiarc Black 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-R 24X CD-RW 24X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA Slim Combo - CD / DVD Burners

I would assume an Atom would be sufficient.

Answer:Hosting a website at your house. Good/Bad idea? Hardware questions as well.

really to host a website it isn't difficult at all, grab a good copy of ubuntu server edition and apache. the only thing that really limits you is bandwidth. Also if you don't plan on getting many hits then hardware is a minimum. The atom processor would do just fine in that case, but if you ever got a lot more traffic then it might become a problem.

I used to host a website from my house on a modded xbox...worked fantastically.

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Hi, yesterday I had an issue with my laptop because I couldn?t connect and detect any Wi-fi network, the Bluetooth device was unavailable too, The network icon just showed available a Ethernet connection but I did not had cable so, I couldn't connect to the internet and I was looking a way to "turn on" the network adapter but I couldn't and I gave up.I download a report from the networks config and it showed the status for the Wi-fi & Bluetooth device as: DOES NOT EXIST (Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4 Wireless Network Adapter and Bluetooth Device) Today I turned on my laptop and the Wi-fi was available again, I checked immediately the Lenovo Solution Center App in the section "Instantanea" to compare the changes in hardware and software vs yesterday and in the section for Network Board there is a change, yesterday there was not a available devices for Wi-fi and Bluetooth and today there are both "like they were added today".I'm worry about having the same issue in the future, my laptop is my work tool and if it fails again like yesterday what could I do?Attached a picture of the Lenovo solution center from today showing the difference vs yesterday.  


























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I think Microsoft should step up in the release cycle of upcoming Lumia phones as it is a tad behind in terms of hardware and software features.
Hardware picks: Fingerprint, hearth rate monitor, 2k screen and stylus.
Software features: More toggle options in action centre especially data connection toggle, an health app by swiping to the right from the home screen, app sorting in menu and multitasking window.

Answer:What should the upcoming Lumia phone look like in features both hardware in hardware and software?

Hi.
No 2k.
Thanks.

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Hi, My boss is aking me to buy a fax software. Before doing any testing, I post the question here to reduce the heavy testing work. Well, I hope the faxes can be received in one folder and that folder can be shared to all the clients. Any idea?

Answer:Any idea for fax software?

Hi, I am using Joyfax Server these days. It is quite good. I know, the incoming faxes are stored in the Input Box folder. But, I am not so sure whether the folder can be shared by all the users. Ok, I will check with the Support and tell you soon.

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Hi allI am making a DVD and I want to do an making of thing else..Does any one know of a program free one if possible.That records the whole screen ie desktop , use in a program like video software and the sound also.. The plan is to do the following..Record me using the software in questionThe movement of the cursor etc.Sound from that software ie in video editting software of video playback So when recored I can then edit it add voice over..Thank you

Answer:Can any one help re software idea

Perhaps I haven't quite grasped what you want but couldn't you do most of it by using a camcorder pointed at your screen and then talking into the microphone? You can afterwards edit it using standard video editing software.

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I want to purchase a fax software.I have 6 fax lines and I hope that, I can forward the faxes received by a specified fax line to a specified email address.Can anyone help?

Answer:Any idea for fax software?

Yep... GoogleHome Page http://ewen.uuuq.com/

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I was looking in my computer for games to uninstall to get space etc, and I found this. : http://puu.sh/9BZYp/2a3f6dcaaf.png
 
This is not my IP and it leads to London, I live in the UK, but not in London. This is really confusing, the folder is empty and if i try right clicking the folder in the dropdown to the left, explorer stops working/non responsive. Any ideas?
 
 
 
edit: Also, Just looked through threads and I have two csrss.exe processes in my task manager, Is this bad?

Answer:I have no idea on software or whatever. But help :(

From Stephen Boots, Microsoft MVP >>
"It is perfectly normal to have two CRSS.EXE entries, showing when you select "Show processes from all users".
If there are more entries showing, I would investigate for infection, but this is generally normal.
Just make sure your Antivirus is updated and you scan weekly with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
 
 
 

I was looking in my computer for games to uninstall to get space etc

Download MiniToolBox, Save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following boxes:
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and Copy and Paste the result (Result.txt).

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I have an idea for some software that I see a use for in a certain area, but do not know where to begin. I am not a programmer, just small-time user. So, I don't have a clue as to what type of person or company I would turn to, if there are any places, like schools, that could help for low/no cost (I am not employed at the moment-would give % of sales?)...even do not know what to ask for! Any encouragement and direction will be so much appreciated! Thanx!!
 

Answer:Have Software Idea-Where do I start?

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I am looking for alternatives to cybercash, boomerang and merchantanywhere.
Any good ideas?
 

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This may be a little on the cheesy side, but I've always wanted a piece of cloning software that can do what I'm about to describe. Maybe that software has been made for a long time now, and I'm just totally ignorant to that... so I'm willing to be ridiculed for what I am about to describe.

First I start out with the PC, I make a fresh install of the OS, then install and configure all the software that's going to be used on all the PC's that I plan on replicating the data to.

Second, find some sort of software that can make a bit-by-bit copy of the hard drive, and giving the option to burn to a CD all within a bootable CD, without having to incorporate itself into the current OS that I plan on cloning.

This program could be bootable from CD, and no matter what OS is on the hard drive, it just breaks everything on the hard drive down to the very bit, producing an image of all the bits that are in use from each sector of the hard drive (which would allow it to be cloned to different hard drives, so long as they are large enough to handle the image).

On boot, this bootable CD cloning application would load into memory, and also load the drivers/ software for the CD or DVD that is to burn the image that will be created later. Before an image is created of the hard drive, a virtual drive will be created in unused sectors of the hard drive. The software will know not to to copy the bits within those sectors, as that is where the image will be stor... Read more

Answer:Cloning software idea...

Have you ever looked at Acronis True Image or Norton GHOST? Multiple machine deployments are a very common use for software like this. You also probably want to take a look at Microsoft's SYSPREP for preparing the image for multiple machine deployment.
 

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Over the last 2 days my firewall(ZA Pro) has been giving me alerts that the following apps are trying to access the internet,-winsvcup.exe-winupsvc.exe. I have never seen this before so i denied access and "Killed" them in the Prog Control. also.mswinup.exe..I have run all the tests as required in the instructions prior to posting but they find nothing. Are these malware?heres my Log. Best RegardsLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 11:02:45, on 27/09/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5700.0006)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\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\isafe.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\tcpsvcs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exeC:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exeC:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exeC:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WG511\Utility\WG511WLU.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files�... Read more

Answer:Possible Syware? Hjt Log

Sorry for the delay. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log

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I'll keep this as short as possible... Recently bought a Pc from a recycling centre that cleans up old office Pc's for home use, this came installed with windows 98 (not Xp etc) I tried downloading an anti-spyware program and this has picked up a virus of some sort so now I have an illegal operation box come up when booting up my machine everytime. I can close this and still get onto the Net but then I get pop-ups, one especially on Ebay, a Web Site Directory pop-up that freezes the screen. I have tried downloading various 'Spyware', 'Firewall' bits etc (I don't even know what they do) but this is not working. Is it possible to re-install Windows 98 easily as I have no disc or can I 'clean' up my computer myself? Any basic information would be MUCH appreciated!

Answer:POP-UPS, syware etc!

Hi blakjak91without a disc you could have a problem, do you have any Anti viurus software installed and what was the spyware program you downloaded?

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Question: syware

Howdy,

I have a couple of questions that I was hoping you could help me out with.

A couple of months ago my computer was invaded by some sort of virus or worm. It wiped everything on my computer out. I had to re-install all my software. I have switched from dial-up to high speed with a modem.

I have the following protection set up.

Norton Anti Virus
Spybot
Ad Aware
Microsoft Anti Spyware

I am so nervous about another monster getting into my computer, that I run these programs twice daily.

Questions:

Is there any other type of protection I should have ?

I leave my computer running 24/7. Is that a bad idea ?

Thankyou for your time and help!

Dennis

Answer:syware

Hi Dennis H and welcome to BCYou seem like you are set up fairly good. I would add a router to your computer and a trojan program like a-squared. A router is considered to be a hardware firewall and is more effective than a software one. However, the use of a software firewall at the same time will alert you to outgoing traffic that you may want to be aware of. SpywareBlaster adds another level of protection too.I leave my computer on 24/7 and its not a problem for me.You might want to download HiJack This and LSPfix also. Some malware that gets into your computer can prevent you from contacting the sites where you get these programs and then its too late.

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Hi,

When trying to install a software named "New World Studio" (wife's software), I receive an error mesage stating that "Port 9000 reserved to OpenSim 3D world server is not available. Please check another instance is not already running".

I've done my research, and found out that the culprit appears to be the "System" service (description "NT Kernel & System"), which causes the port 9000 to be in constant "Listening" mode.

Now, I have no idea which software is actually keeping the port in question busy. Could anybody help me find out, so that I might decide whether to uninstall it and solve the problem?

I'm enclosing the SF Diagnostic tool file.
Thanks a lot,
Giorgio

Answer:Port 9000 not available: no idea what software is using it

Hi there ... Seems there is a bug in the Software when running in 64 Bit OS ... Read the Link below ....
Configuration - OpenSim

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Hi,

Can someone please advise what software would be good to use to do the following (I would like to avoid PhotoShop for this - Explanation below):
Re-Size Image
Increase/Decrease Lighting
Cut Parts of Images

The reason i ask is some people in our company are after 3 PhotoShop licenses to do the above but the cost seems a little excessive for what i believe to be small changes to an image. Fair enough if they are designing all day but they just want to edit a few images.

Something free or of a lower cost than PhotoShop.
Any ideas?

Regards,
JDobbsy1987

Answer:Picture Editing Software Idea's

paint.net

cost? ?0.00

it can
resize
adjust brightness/contrast
crop
...and loads more

i would use it all the time if i wasn't lucky enough to use photoshop.

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Can someone please suggest a free download software for designing landscapes?

I'm not having much luck.

Thanks in advance
 

Answer:FREE Landscape Software Idea????

http://www.planetside.co.uk/
 

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Well on my desktop was a black background and it was a spyware advertisement but I can't get rid of it. It wont let me stop it until I buy their stupid software... I have here my hijackthis log and I would appreciate if you would help me get rid of it PLEASE


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 8:11:53 PM, on 1/10/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

C:\Documents and Settings\Justen\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe
 

Answer:HELP ... about desktop and syware

Normally someone would have you go to this link and follow all the steps in it first.

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407

You might also want to read this tutorial also.

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=38752
 

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So my AVG and Ewido have ran out and now want to charge me to buy the full program. Are there any new alternative programs to help fight against syware, malware, etc that is free? I also have Ad-Aware SE, Spyblast, and Spybot that are all still working and free, but Ewido was a great program that really kept my computer running fast and free of viruses.

Any help will be greatly apprecitated.
 

Answer:New Syware Alternatives?

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Hi i have a problem. whenever i load up internet explorer it comes up with aboutblank and when i try to change it in internet options it just returns to aboutblank the next time i load it up. Also when i am trying to active certain webpages it wont let me, but opens the page then immediatly returns to aboutblank. i have installed and tried many differnt types of ad and spyware remover yet none seemed to have worked. i have also tried running them while the computer was in safe mode, yet still with no resulst. please help

below is my log file

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 16:37:24, on 15/10/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\NISUM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X74-X75\lxbbbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X74-X75\lxbbbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~1\PSFree.exe
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Answer:aboutblank ad/syware

Hi and welcome to TSG,

Download this: http://downloads.subratam.org/FINDnFIX.exe
Extract it (it should autoextract to C:\FindnFix when you double click it)

Go to the C:\FindnFix folder and doubleclick on !LOG!.BAT and let it run. It will generate a log.txt file. Copy and paste the log.txt back here in your next reply.

Anyone else with a similar problem, do NOT attempt to follow these instructions on your own. Expert help is required to interpret the log and deleting the wrong file can cause serious damage to your system!
 

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I know, I know, most of you probably regard the Idea Central software as just another marketing tool that should be removed but I actually like it for the quick video content page, news items, etc.So I'm thinking of rebuilding my S10-3 to get a cleaner software load without some of the other Lenovo sw junk but I actually would like to have the Idea Central software. Any idea where I can get it. It isn't posted as a download on the Lenovo site.Any help anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated.Thanks.

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Okay, I've got a computer that's had heavy use for about the last 5 years, hadn't been defraged for 3, has had MANY installs and uninstalls, and has a registry with more enteries than grains of sand on the beach.

I've heard that cleaning the registry should help speed things up. So I found this software: Eusing Free Registry Cleaner............

http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/fil...scription.html

Does this sound like a good idea, or would you recommend something else, or maybe differant software? Would love your opinions!

Answer:Registry cleaning software - good idea?

I believe that registry cleaning is something very godd especially in your case that you have neglected cleaning your pc. Registry cleaning cleans up invalid entries that may confuse the system to no-more existing locations. Thus it reduces the size of the registry and makes it respond better. I use Tune Up Utilities 2008 / Registry Clean and I would recommend it if you 'd like to spend some money on it, otherwise the one that Pc world suggest seems generally good with a glance at it but I haven't tried it yet. If you would like a free one it seems the best option.

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As I understand Reimage, it checks for problem/corrupt files and replaces them with fresh files such as executable or dll files. 
 
But, I am thinking that Reimage sounds like a good idea.  Is it?
 
It also is supposed to remind you to update drivers.  I always keep my drivers updated and never allow a program to tell me to update.
 
Pat

Answer:Reimage type of software, good or bad idea?

My opinion: BAD idea.
 
This software does nothing you can't do yourself - for free. They want $70.00. Heck, give me your address, I'll come over and help you out for half that. (Just kidding.)
 
Don't install this kind of junk on your computer. Save your money.

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After trying for weeks, I haven't been able to burn a VCD or SVCD with any freeware programs. I tried the free demo of Nero and liked it a lot, but $100 is steep. I don't have a DVD burner, thus I have no need of most of the new features. I'm thinking about buying some older models of Nero through Amazon or eBay...is this a good idea? Does anyone see any potential problems with this? I can get the programs I need at a more reasonable price, but I'm afraid that I might be in trouble if something doesn't work.
 

Answer:Buying old Nero Software -- Good Idea?

Before you buy something older, make sure your burner is supported.
My favorite burning program (because for me it just always works), is Adaptec v4. (This is before Roxio bought out Adaptec. I wanted to put it on another computer but the burner wasn't supported. I bought Roxio v6 and I'm very unhappy with it. I burn data CDs then discover that even if I close the session and let the CD open, I can't add files to it. I finally just removed it. I must be too stupid to figure out how it works. I don't burn any data CDs on that computer.
 

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i run a a spyware scan and when it get to a file called c:\windows\system32\aux.dyr  it freezes. what is this file and how can i fix it? also when i put a disk in my cd drive it wont open automatically like it use to how can i fix that?

Answer:can not coplete a syware scan

What scan do you try to run? Windows version?

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ok i got this spyware a few minutes ago called virus buster, i removed it from my programs and deleted its registry files, but i still have theese 2 annoying icons i can't get rid of, i have ran a adaware scan and ehre my hijack this log..Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 7:35:09 PM, on 12/4/2006Platform: 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:\WINDOWS\System32\issearch.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\isnotify.exeC:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_03\bin\jucheck.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeC:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\Detector\CTDetect.exeC:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exeC:\Program Files\MySpace\IM\MySpaceIM.exeC:\WINDOWS\DOBE... Read more

Answer:Mysterious Syware Icon

well i just fixed it by reading another topic by using SmitfraudFix, but now my explorer is all glitchy, what should i do?

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is it ok to run both of these at the same time, or will they fight each other, or be to much for my computer?
 

Answer:spysweeper and microsoft syware

depending on how good your computer is I dont see anything wrong with that I have mutiple programs running like that, it just makes sure your even more protected! if some spyware gets through one of them the other will stop it! So as long as your computer isnt running really slowly or anything there is nothing wrong with it!
 

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I was infected so I ran the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool. Now Spyware Protector doesn't pop up but I cannot access the internet (I am accessing the internet from my laptop and can transfer downloaded files through a USB drive), many applications won't open, and I can only boot my PC through safe mode. Here is the DDS log:
DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by Administrator at 13:10:37.76 on Fri 02/20/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1014.751 [GMT -8:00]

FW: ZoneAlarm Pro Firewall *enabled*

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\HEWLET~1\HPSHAR~1\hpgs2wnf.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\dds.scr
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = www.google.com/ig/dell?hl=en&client=dell-usuk&channel=us
uSearch Page = hxxp://red.clientapps.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sp/... Read more

Answer:Syware Protector 2009

Hello. I am PropagandaPanda (Panda or PP for short), and I will be helping you.Disable Realtime ProtectionAntimalware programs can interfere with ComboFix and other tools we need to run. Please temporarily disable all realtime protections you have enabled. Refer to this page, if you are unsure how.Download and Run ComboFixDownload Combofix by sUBs from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop.Link 1, Link 2, Link 3 Close/disable all anti-virus and anti-malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix. Refer to this page if you are not sure how.Double click on ComboFix.exe and follow the prompts. If you are using Windows Vista, right click the icon and select "Run as Administrator". You will not recieve the prompts below if you are not using Windows XP. ComboFix will check to see if you have the Windows Recovery Console installed.If you did not have it installed, you will see the prompt below. Choose YES.
When the Recovery Console has been installed, you will see the prompt below. Choose YES.
When finished, ComboFix will produce a report for you. Please post the contents of the log (C:\ComboFix.txt).Leave your computer alone while ComboFix is running. ComboFix will restart your computer if malware is found; allow it to do so.Download and Run Scan with GMERWe will use GMER to scan for rootkits.Please download GMER.zip to your desktop from any of the links below:LINK1, LINK2Right click on GMER.zip and select "Extract All".Close all other open p... Read more

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I had used the Malewarebytes anti Virus before successfully, about 5 months ago.

Different virus this time, xp anti-spyware. The infection seems to be stopping any installation or opening of Malwarebytes programs.

I have been attempting to rename the file, but confusion reigns.

I have the mbam-setup copied onto a flashdrive, no extention showing on file directory. I this what I want to rename?

Answer:xp anti-syware virus

Hi JonApp and welcome to Bleeping Computer.Try these instructions: (they cover XP Antispyware as well)You can transfer the RKill program using a USB stick as well.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-win-7-internet-security-2011

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Hello all, this is my first time using this site and posting a thread. I am having troubles with what I believe to be a mixture of spyware and viruses on my computer. The main problem I have is that my homepage is set to google but instead of pulling up google it pulls up a page stating my computer is infected with spyware and to buy various removal tools. This makes it impossible for me to pull up google. Also, if I used yahoo or other search engines, once I try to click on the link to the page I want to go to, the virus pulls up a different unrelated page. Also getting ads showing up in website pages that normally do not have adds. I have fun CC Cleaner, Windows Malicous Software Removal Tool, AD Aware SE Personal, Spybot Search and Destroy, Microsoft Windows Defender, CW Shredder, Bitdefender, Panda Active Scan, and Hijack This but I still am having the problem. I have attached my log files from PandaActive Scan, Bitdefender, and Hijack This below. Any advice on how to resolved this would be most appreciated. Thank you to all that reply!

Mark.
 

Answer:Syware/Virus problems

HijackThis is install incorrectly. Move HijackThis to C:\Program FIles\HJT. Do this before you do anything else.

The installed version of Java on you computer is out dated. Install the latest version, which is 1.5.0_06, uninstall the old version.

Follow the directions for SpywareQuake & SpyFalcon Removal Procedure.

Post the smitfiles.txt and a fresh HijackThis log.
 

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Hi,Please can you help? i have been infected with many virus, and spyware files. I run AVG 7.8 and spybot search and destroy, they all rind them, and delete them, but on next boot they are back. Here is my hijack this log. You help is truly appreciated.Thanks.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 16:46:32, on 6/30/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\DeviceService\DevSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Mixer.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\WINDOWS\ALCWZRD.EXEC:\WINDOWS\ALCMTR.EXEC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard�... Read more

Answer:Riddled Wit Syware And Viruses

Hi Thanks to all of you that have looked at this topic. I have managed to resolve most of the issues i was experiencing by using some of the help threads on this excellent site. my antiviruse now seems to be working on the rest, and my security settings are now top notch!!

thanks again.

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I get several errors when I boot up my machine. I get the "your computer is in danger!" error and the "your computer is infected with spyware" error. I get numerous system errors as well. They are as follows:services and controller appdlh9jkdq6.exedlh9jkdq7.exedlh9jkdq9.exevxgamet1.exeTask manager is disabled by admin.I had to remove everything from the startup file just to get the computer to fully boot before losing the desktop and shutting down.I have followed all the instructions given by this site such as running ad_aware, spybot and the stringer AV. I could not run the panda. My computer would not download it.I have run the HijackThis from C:. Here is the log. Thank you all so much for any help you can give!JohnLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 4:39:40 PM, on 5/23/2006Platform: 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:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\WINDOWS\explorer.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\devldr32.exeC:\Program Files\Internet... Read more

Answer:Hjt Log For What I Believe Might Be The Syware Sheriff Worm

Hello,This is a real nasty log, and actually it doesn't suprise me at all because your windows is unpatched. Your system is extremely vulnerable without the necessary pathes. I see in your log that it was made in safe mode - because I am pretty sure you are not able to boot into normal mode with the amount of malware present.First of all, you didn't unzip/extract hijackthis.. and it's still in the tempfolder.So I strongly advise to unzip/extract hijackthis.zip.Read here how to unzip/extract properly:http://metallica.geekstogo.com/xpcompressedexplanation.htmlCreate a permanent folder and move hijackthis.exe into it. The reason is because hijackthis creates backups and when it's in your temp-folder it can be accidentally deleted.How do you make a permanent folder:Click My Computer, then C:\ and then on Program Files.In the menu bar, File->New->Folder.That will create a folder named New Folder, which you can rename to "HJT" or "HijackThis".Now you have C:\Program Files\HijackThis. Put your HijackThis.exe there.It's better to print out the next instructions or save it in notepad, because you also have to work in safe mode without networking support, so this page wouldn't be available then.It is also important you don't miss a step and perform everything in the right order!!* Download Dr.Web CureIt to the desktop:ftp://ftp.drweb.com/pub/drweb/cureit/drweb-cureit.exeDon't use it yet, we'll use it afterwards in safe mode.* Start Hijac... Read more

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I have been having some problems with my computer, and I think I might have some sort of Malware or Sypware. I have Norton Antivirus and I'm pretty smart when It comes to keeping up with computer maintenance. I have anti virus on my PC (Norton). I also have a Fix It Utilities also (which doesn't do much). Is there any other programs or protection I should purchase. Here are the problems I have noticed.- A Little yellow warning triangle on the desktop tray. ( I have tried to ask for help but can't get any)- Firewall keeps turning off on it's own, and will not stay on- Internet connection disconnects all the time, I have had no other problems with my other internet connected devices (i.e. Xbox 360, PS3, etc)- Windows Explorer crashes a lot (Typically when I go open files or when I open my little USB thumb drive)I have a second question too...My Norton subscription is about to run out at the end of month, is there a better alternative or should I sick with that? And one more quick tech question should I ditch my old Wireless G router and adapter and go for Wireless N?

Answer:Syware/Malware Problem?

My advice first is to dump Norton like a hot potato, it's not a good AV. Use the uninstaller from the norton sitehttp://us.norton.com/support/kb/web... to fully remove it or no other AV will work.Then my preference (been using it for 9 yrs now) is Avast Free. http://filehippo.com/download_avast...It will suit your purpose fine. After installing it, get Avast to do a bootscan and you will see all that norton was missing...move what it finds to the chest.To clean your PC1- Ccleaner slimhttp://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/bu...2- malwarebyteshttp://filehippo.com/download_malwa...3- trojan removerhttp://www.simplysup.com/tremover/d...4- Hitman prohttp://www.surfright.nl/en/hitmanproRun all those till they run clean.Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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available now

Answer:syware blaster update

thanks stalion

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Question: Syware 4bf65.ilxt

can anyone help?

Keep getting a popup about security risks on my PC. Even if off-line it still tries to open a browser window.

This came from the Norton log -

19/07/2004 20:07:29,Supervisor,http://4bf65.ilxt.info/popup2.php?pin=22,User Agent,Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1),"Private Data: Date Time: 19/07/2004 20:07:29 User: Supervisor Action: Permitted Type: User Agent URL: http://4bf65.ilxt.info/popup2.php?pin=22 Data: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1) "

I've seen in the archive that someone has had this problem previously and I've downloaded HijackThis which gave the following.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 21:35:42, on 19/07/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.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\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
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Hi,I have the habit of downloading different softwares from freeware sites and testing it.  I happened to instal Faronics Deep Freeze.  Check the details of that software if u have not tested it from http://www.faronics.com/html/deepfreeze.asp.  This program no matter what changes are made, it will reset the computer to its original state when restarted.  I installed this software without knowing this into my personal computer.  Now I wanted to uninstall some other softwares, delete some files.  I am able to do these uninstallations & deletions, but when restarted the same softwares n files gets restored.  There is no option given for uninstalling this Faronics Deep Freeze software.  That software does not show up in ControlPanel -> Add or remove programs too...I tried deleting it from program files, but again this software restores again when restarted  . Now I'm not able to delete any files or uninstal any softwares from my personal system.. Is there any other way to get rid of it...How do i uninstal this Faronics Deep Freeze software.  Could you pls someone over here given a solution on on this?......Thanks,Regards,Victor

Answer:How to get rid of Faronics Deep Freeze software??? Any idea??? Getting fedup

From http://www.faronics.com/faq/#1:1. Deep Freeze is installed on my machine. I would like to uninstall it. How is this done? To uninstall the software Deep Freeze must first be disabled and then uninstalled.To disable Deep Freeze:   1. Hold down the shift key and double-click on the Deep Freeze icon. Alternatively, you can press Crtl-Alt-Shift-F6. You should now see a password dialog.   2. Enter your password and click OK. If you have not yet entered a password you should be able to click OK without entering anything. You should now see a dialog with boot options.   3. Select "Boot thawed" and click OK. This will disable Deep Freeze on the next reboot.   4. Reboot your machine. After the machine reboots you are ready to uninstall Deep Freeze.To uninstall:   1. Locate the installation file you used to install Deep Freeze to this machine. By default the name of this file is called "DF5Std.exe" for versions 5.X and "DF6Std.exe" for versions 6.X.   2. Run the installation file (DF5Std.exe or DF6Std.exe).   3. Select the option to "Uninstall"   4. The software should uninstall and reboot the machine. When the machine reboots, Deep Freeze should be uninstalled.

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im new at this;

i need help to fix, in display- desktop, it is locked up at the bottem on
internet explorer (decal desktop) i think casale media-awesome home page
is the hijacker or syware ???

thanks:

joe logston

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I have seven problems I can't get of my computer and they are:

1) Saveman
2) Clientman
3) EPS e-mail password sender
4) PeopleOnPage
5) Trojan.W32.dialer.hc
5) MediaTickets CDT
6) [email protected]

Please help me with this. Thanks!! Here is the log file.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:45:21 AM, on 1/3/2006
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\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MSMPSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Antivirus\MpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\cisvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
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Answer:syware, adware and virus warning

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This computer is a very old Compaq notebook and it runs great. However, I have received several emails with RE in the subject line. Is this an indication that I might have spyware on this computer?
In february, someone here at TSG Forums gave me a link to a site that perfomed a free virus check. They included a link to a spyware removal tool. My computer got a clean bill of health. I would like to run a new check. However I can't find the email that had the help. Thanks for all of your help!
 

Answer:RE email from unknown people. Is it SyWare

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Wondering If Anyone Could Help!

I Had Various problems With Malware And Virii On My System.
Used Mcafee, Avg, Spybot(Search And Destroy), SDFix, And VundoFix To Get Rid Of Problems.
They Did Their Job And System Seems To Have No Malware Or Virii, But Have Started To Notice Various Little Things That Have Changed.

1. Folders Won't Hold Their 'Folder Options' Configuration.
and
2. In 'My Computer', The Different Drives Were Seperated Into Different Sections By Different Headings.
and
3. When I Go To 'Network Connections', The Different Connections Used To Have The Information Displayed By The Icon(eg. 'Connected' and 'Connected Using...' Info), All I Have Now Is The Connection Name And NO Info.

Can You Please Help

Thanks.

Answer:Problems After Removal Of Syware, Malware Etc

Hello KShillabeer and welcome to BC

Can you provide the names of the files your security programs deleted? This information will help us identify how to proceed in disinfecting your system. Also, please let us know what your operating system is: Windows XP, VISTA etc.

Orange Blossom

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I found around 5 services is running on my start up. The system is very very slow and pop up ads are coming each and every time.I just done the HijackThis after disabling antivirus anti spyware programs.Here is my log file please help me to remove this.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:45:57 PM, on 3/25/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.dxeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\MBackMonitor.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEc:\program filer\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan\McShield.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exec:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.... Read more

Answer:syware, malware on start up services.

I fixed this issue..please close this topic.

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I am starting a company where I create a video and play it in Limos and shuttle buses. I need to install tv's soon and was wondering if any one had any ideas on how I could easily and cheap network all my tv's together so I could upload content from the internet instead of doing it manually.

There are a lot of options, from digital frames that play video to an iphone, to different types of servers , does any one have any good ideas on what would be the easiest.
 

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Hi,

I got hit with spysheriff last night. I followed the advise I found on several of the threads I read but the instructions did not fix the desktop background features. The only thing I can do is change colors, all the other features are locked.

Below are two file logs. The first I ran last night before I performed spyware cleanup functions and the other I just completed.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:20:35 PM, on 12/27/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb10.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Network Associates\TalkBack\TBMon.exe
C:\Updater.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\winstall.exe
C:\SIERRA\CardStudio\PLNRnote.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\SBC Self Support Tool\bin\mpbtn.exe
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Answer:Syware locked desktop background features.

Some of this may seem repetitive, but it's important that this fix is performed in it's entirety, in the order proscribed here.

Please download these additional files/programs. Do not run them unless instructed to do so.

If you've already used smitrem, please delete your current version, and the entire folder in which it resides.

smitRem.exe - extract it to it's own folder.

CleanUp!.exe - Install

Ad-aware - install it if you don't have it already. Make sure it's the newest version and check for any updates before running it. Also make sure to customize the settings in Ad-aware at http://www.greyknight17.com/spyware.htm#adaware for better scan results. One updated, and custom settings in place, Close Adaware.

I see you have Ewido already. Please disable the Guard. From the Main interface of Ewido, choose Remove Guard. Next, update it's definitions:Double-click the icon on Desktop to launch Ewido
You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files.On the left hand side of the main screen click update.
Then click on Start Update.
The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update Ewido
When you have finished updating, EXIT Ewido.


'UNPLUG'/DISCONNECT YOUR COMPUTER FROM THE INTERNET WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED DOWNLOADING


This webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix. Please save the following instructions... Read more

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I keep getting a popup in the program tray that says there is a spyware alert, followed by a popup on the right above the clock saying there is an infiltration alert. it gives a different detail each time ranging from virus to worm to malware. Popups every minute! please help. Here is the Hijack this report:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:13:35 AM, on 9/6/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18294)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\NPDIRECT\tpfnf7sp.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY\TPOSDSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\System32\TpShocks.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Utilities\EZEJMNAP.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Lenovo\Scheduler\scheduler_proxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\AwayTask\AwaySch.EXE
C:\Program Files\ThinkVantage\PrdCtr\LPMGR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\ACTray.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\ACWLIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Client Security Solution\cssauth.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\VPTray.exe
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Please does anyone reading this post know of any open source or freeware software that can be downloaded and burnt to a cdr or dvd so as to create a bootable disc and capable of checking system hardware and software at startup? I have a Lenovo Thinkpad R61 running Windows 7 which has developed a problem whereby immediately after the initial Windows 7 welcome screen it throws up a blue screen of death message, resulting in continual restart. I need to determine whether the fault lies with the operating system, in which case I'll re-install this from the original W7 disc, but if the problem lies with ram etc. then I'll need to sort this out first. I have used the systems own hard disk checker from bios, which runs and says that the disc is okay. Any suggestions would be gratefully received.
 

Answer:Windows 7 Hardware and Software Checking Software

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Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Latoya on 2008-03-24 11:55:28
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
45: 2008-03-24 15:55:05 UTC - RP201 - Installed Ad-Aware 2007
44: 2008-03-24 14:11:27 UTC - RP200 - Unsigned driver install
43: 2008-03-24 05:31:47 UTC - RP199 - Installed SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition
42: 2008-03-24 05:21:43 UTC - RP198 - Unsigned driver install
41: 2008-03-24 05:20:53 UTC - RP197 - Restore Operation


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-01-10 23:38:27 UTC - RP157 - System Checkpoint


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Percentage of Memory in Use: 82% (more than 75%).
Total Physical Memory: 502 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


-- HijackThis (run as Latoya.exe) ----------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:59:14 AM, on 3/24/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
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\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
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Answer:Dekard Logs Highly syware invested Laptop

New Logs are running SDfix & Combofix

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Latoya on 2008-03-25 01:58:18
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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Percentage of Memory in Use: 86% (more than 75%).
Total Physical Memory: 502 MiB (512 MiB recommended).


-- HijackThis (run as Latoya.exe) ----------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:59:18 AM, on 3/25/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
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\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
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I've got a laptop that needs OS updating. It has pointsec on it. My impression is that pointsec is both hard and software level encryption so it would have to be unencrypted before itsOS can be updated. Others are telling me it's just software level, I can format and proceed. Anyone have personal experience with this?
 

Answer:Pointsec: Hardware + Software or Just Software

I've used pointsec, if you don't need any data off the hard drive you can wipe and reinstall the OS.
 

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I'm researching possible inventory options for my network. Auto software inventory is the requirement, but good hardware inventory is a huge plus.

I've used spiceworks, but I've had issues with it finding the same system multiple times ( and thus, adding to the number of "installed locations" ) that have never been adequately resolved. I'd love to hear personal experiences with different software packages.
 

Answer:Inventory software ( software, hardware )

Still learning 'n dorking around with Lansweeper
So far impressive...esp for a free product.
 

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Dropbox + Sugarsync - running both at the same time - good idea or bad idea?
Will they both be thrashing my machine and eating up lots of CPU like a hungry monster?

Thanks
OM
 

Answer:Running Sugarsync + Dropbox at the same time - good idea or bad idea?

You can be specific about what each actually synchronizes so I don't see that as a CPU issue. However if using both over the Internet with one of the more substantial data plans to sync, I would wonder which gets priority or how well they share the upload bandwidth. Wouldn't be so good if one was always grabbing it to sync in the off-load times and the other just kept waiting and waiting for its turn.
 

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Hi I would like to ask if I could use the power adapter from idea U460 to idea U310 touch? Thanks

Answer:Using the power adapter from idea u460 to idea u310 touch

hi abeltran,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
Just to verify, do you have these AC adapter specs:
 
IdeaPad U310 Touch AC Adapter
Ideapad U460 AC Adapter
 
If both adapter have DC19V, 3.42A then you should be okay.
 
More info in this article.
 
 
Regards

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Hello everyone ! Things have changed quite abit here as its been awhile but I have an issue that I'm not sure what it is related to, anyway things are sorta off center in my attachment and have no way of understanding what happened. The lettering that is when I right click on my desk top and this is what I get ? Anybody ?

This only happens when I right click on a empty space on the desk top if I right click any folder or Icon then everthing is ok ?
 

Answer:Hardware or Software ???

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Hi everyone ? I hope that this does not make everyone as nuts as it is making me; however, I really am uncertain as to whether I am dealing with a software (OS) or hardware problem. Briefly, these are the issues I am encountering: very slow and often very unstable operation regardless of which application I am using; USB ports fail and then just start working without any intervention; ditto for the DVD/CD drives; system locks up and must be unplugged in order to reboot ? Ctrl/Alt/Del does nothing, the system only beeps when this happens; attempts to launch and use more than one application ? regardless of ap ? at a time results in extremely slow operation and system freeze; error messages regarding lack of memory occur when I attempt to launch any second software while running Photoshop or MS Word. System specs: Dell XPS 400; 3.2 GHz; 4 GB RAM; OS=Windows XP Pro ?Service Pac 2; Software loaded: MS Office Pro; Adobe Photoshop CS3; Adobe Bridge; No games other than those included with Win XPAntivirus/Firewall: Norton Internet Security with Virus Protection and Anti-Spam; Spy and Ad Bot; Qurb Anti Spam. I perform regular (twice weekly) updates of all this software.I have attempted the following in my effort to solve these issues: defragmented the hard drive; Ran Dell Diagnostics from the DOS Setup menu ? this did not identify any issues. Uninstalled and then reinstalled the OS and application software. None of these actions made a difference in the system performance. I will ver... Read more

Answer:Software/Hardware??

It initially sounds like it could be a memory problem. Check all your memory sticks are seated correctly in the socket.If the problem still occurs remove all the memory except one stick and try it with that. Then keep changing the memory to test one stick at a time. Hop[efully you will then find the one that causes the problem. Try this and let us know. We will take it from their if this doesn't solve it.

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Have a Dell laptop Inspiron 2600 with Celeron (don't hate me) chip. Enough RAM... IE 6, all XP security fixes except SP2. defrag on a daily basis, updated drivers, BIOS, etc.... AVG antivirus, Sygate firewall. Ran a TrendMicro scan and came up clean. Replaced memory and video card.

I have a small problem in that my computer freezes sometimes at start up at the Dell logo with vertical lines. Sometimes, the screen goes dark with white vertical lines. Sometimes, the screen goes dark but programs are still running. Sometimes the screen freezes and a red checkerboard patterns appears. Sometimes, after a critical shutdown, the computer beeps (Phoenix beeping alert) warning me that my memory module is messed up (it ain't). If it gets to that point it won't work for a few days. Strange in that it would need time to get itself back in the mode to work properly. Would a failing screen/monitor create these kinds of problems? When the computer starts up properly and stays 'live' for at least 15 minutes (no crashes, black screens, shutdowns, total freakouts), it's good until I shut it down.

I am currently using this computer. It could work for years to come without any problems or it could shut down on me at any moment.

I just want to know if its hardware or software. I have to think it's hardware as I've reformatted the hard drive numerous times with no change. I've deleted factory installed programs to make sure that all I had running was a barebone system yet... Read more

Answer:Software or hardware?

Its probably hardware, since you have reformatted, unless its a program you are installing after you reformat or a faulty installation.

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The issue with the desktop is that as soon as the Windows XP screen is on for a few few seconds, it power cycles, so, it never gets past that screen. I have tried to run Safe mode, but, it never goes past that, still power cycles. I tried to Run Last Known Good Configuration, but, still the same thing. I did get it to go to the System Restore screen, but, am scared of erasing all of the data on the computer. I think it said that it wouldn't do that, but, I wanted to double check with you.

Any suggestions?
Thanks.

Jeremy

Answer:Not sure if it's hardware or software

Are you referring to the Windows XP System Restore feature?All About System Restore in WinXP - http://bertk.mvps.org/ Compaq systems come with recovery/restore provisions which basically means that they reinstall all software and drivers all over agains. That should not be referred to as System Restore...it's the Compaq way to restore the system back to the way that it was when first acquired.Any such features for repair/restore/recovery...which have been implemented by Compaq...should be covered in the owner's manual or at the Compaq website.Louis

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MY WinXP pc has a strange problem: It doesn't want to run cold.
Symptom:
It takes more than 16 operations of the 'start' button just to reach the 'POST' beep. Then after 2-3 more shutdowns it will finially run for hours, in 'Safe' mode. However, it will shutdown within a few minutes after switching to 'Normal' mode. No blue screens, no strange messages, just like someone kicked the power plug.

What do think:
Memory?
Motherboard?
CPU?
Software?

The system is six years-old, and this problem has persisted for 10 days.
It does run well in 'Safe' mode but the program I use the most, "Adobe Photoshop Lightroom" doesn't really like 'Safe' mode.

Has anyone experienced similiar symptoms?
 

Answer:Hardware, Software, or Both?

This sounds more like a Hardware issue.

Check and first see if the power cord is plugged in properly.
 

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Hey you guys,

Here is the deal... I reinstalled Windows XP because i upgraded from a 64 mb Video Card to a 128 mb and also i wanted to clean up the mess in my session. When it comes to antivirus i've had some experience with Norton SW 04 and it has been great, i'm always clean of threats. But this time, i wanted something more sophisticated so i installed Norton SW 05. After a few days of try out, the live update application became a problem because of an error in it that was causing my computer to froze down. Then when i'm tryed to uninstall it to continue with the 04, couldn't do it because of the same problem... the computer continued to froze down.
So, i took the easy way and reinstalled Windows again. Now, when i tryed to install Norton 04 the computer.... froze down again. Then i tryed to enter windows and now it reboots when the windows xp screen it's displayed (the screen looks fuzzzy too).

What do you guys think?, i think maybe it's a motherboard or processor problem but the computer was working just great before the first installation of windows. I'll try to take the pieces out of the case and clean them one by one with an electronic spray cleaner, maybe it's a problem related to the oldeness of the pieces ( p4 2.0 proccesor and biostar motherboard, about 4 years old)

Thank you guys for reading this post and for your opinions
if you have not written yet, please do it, i'm desesperated!... jejeje

just kidding,
cee ya guys, will help out in the forum

Answer:Hardware or Software?

if it is the same in safe mode it would indicate h/w
if the power supply is original it may need upgrading

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Sorry if this has been posted, I tried searching, but did not see anything.Sparing you the details, my computer got restored to its factory settings.  Now it doesn't recognize my printer and scanner without the disks, which I don't have.  I was just wondering, what can I do now?

Answer:Hardware without Software

Go to the site of the manufacturer of your hardware and download the drivers for you scanner and printer.  You can save them to your hard drive and install them from there.

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I am going to do a Win 8 Pro 64 bit upgrade to my existing Win 7 Pro 64 bit system.

I am also going to do a system hardware upgrade with new mobo, cpu, psu, and ram.

Question - which should I do first?

Answer:Hardware or Software First?

Hello Ned, and welcome to Eight Forums.

I would recommend doing the hardware updates first, then upgrading to Windows 8 to avoid any activation issues with Windows 8.

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in my desktop while clicking on my computer nothing is appearing

Answer:Re: Is it hardware or software?

hi and welcome to TSF try running sfc /scnw http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66...c-command.html info and how to in link

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Hi there. I'm in need of some advice/insight into what's going on with my new Toshiba L50-B-136. I'm in a bit of a bind and I have no idea what to do.

I bought this brand new a few days ago. After having it for a couple of days, the mousepad froze. Everything else seemed to be running, it was just the mouse that was stuck. I logged out of my account via task manager and when out of my account, the mouse worked, but when I logged back in it froze. I restarted a couple of times and logged back in and the mouse would move for a few seconds before freezing again.

I did a factory reset, and it appeared to be working. Then today (pretty much the same amount of time lapsing since the first time it screwed up) it did it again. This time I did a system restore to an earlier point. It's now working again. I have no idea if this is a hardware issue or software.

as for things downloaded by me on this laptop, I have put on chrome, firefox, ccleaner and utorrent. As well as uploading my music from a usb.

If anyone has any idea what's going on, I would be extremely grateful for any help.

operating system is Windows 8.1

Answer:Hardware or Software?

it is brand new, contact toshiba support since it is under warranty. You want all problems on record there just in case.

a couple of things to consider. since it is a brand new computer it will take a few days for it to auto update the operating system. Also it will also take a few days for search to finish indexing the drive. Both can case the problem you are having.

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Forgive me for not knowing the computer model number or anything, but I can tell you this is an HP about two years old.

So I'm doing my boyfriend's taxes last week on his computer, and in the middle of it, we get the BSOD with this message:

IRQL not less or equal

So we restarted, and it was fine. Next day I'm on it, and it does it again. I Google on my BlackBerry and it says it's a memory problem, so I run a diagnostic test on it, sure enough there are memory issues that seem like it's a hardware issue. We backed up some stuff that night (and got the BSOD once again!) and took it to Best Buy (I know, I know) because he has an extended warranty.

Well now they are claiming it's a software issue with the registry and they can't fix it unless they charge him, and they want to wipe the whole thing and start over. I think this is a bunch of BS frankly.

My theory is that we take the computer home, get into safe mode and back everything up this time, uninstall some programs (I might add, I hadn't installed anything new for weeks and I had to install a few things a while back to get rid of a trojan on it--his son downloaded Frostwire--need I say more?), do a system restore, and see what happens.

Of course he's all pissy since they didn't call him (I was there getting a new laptop because mine was a lemon and I asked if his was done) and he seems to think that somehow this is my fault (I can tell by his voice) and that he should just pay they money he doesn't have for them to... Read more

Answer:Software, or hardware?

Why don't you just replace the memory Dimm that the diagnostic program indicates. If that works out, present the bill to BB and tell them that they made a mistake sending you on a wild goose chase. You can scan your system here to find out what Dimm you need: RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, flash cards, SSD at Crucial.com

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Ok, so tonight, instead of watching the ball drop for new years, I decided to transfer my computer to a newer case. I got it all out no problem, and put it all back in no problem,then when I went to start back up, after I had checked and rechecked all my connections, nothing. My mobo, it just beeps. And then nothing. I am typing this on my sisters computer, if anyone knows what is happening, I could really use the help, otherwise, i ahve no computer. Just beeps. Oh and it says there is no signal on my monitor too.
any help is greatly appreciated as always.

-Henry
 

Answer:Hardware or software??

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I have this post in Vista Forum; http://forums.techguy.org/general-security/1030968-not-sure-if-virus-something-2.html#post8189851
I have not figured out what is going on & it is starting to look like my hardware is going bad. Yet I still think it is a software issue.
The only thing I can add to that thread is that I have a lot of processes shut off because of the consuming of my CPU by whatever process, or handles, or threads are running that I am unable to detect, understand or see.
Can someone please help me diagnopse the hardware onmy machine to eliminate it?
Toshiba Sat. L305, X64, Dual CPU T3400, 4gig RAM, BIOS Insyde 2.20 12-9-09

In Sys Info I also see this; \DEVICE\HarddiskVolume2
I am thinking I should only have one "volume" on here as I installed this sytem from the boot disk I made when I bought it. Am I misunderstanding something?

Oh yea I have been freezing up a lot lately and it froze after typing all that above when I clicked on submit. I had to force a shutdown and reboot. Here we go fingers crossed.

EDIT
It IE8 keeps logging me out.
 

Answer:Software or Hardware?

Please do not double-post.

http://forums.techguy.org/general-security/1030968-not-sure-if-virus-something-2.html#post8189851
 

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Ok, I bought a Vostro mobo G33m03 on eBay and my plan was to have it run windows 10 64 bit on a quad core q9550.    The other specs are 520 watt PSU, 8 gigs pc 5300 DDR2 120gb SSD GTX
Bios 1.0.15.
I've discovered that the Q9550 is fine with the 32 bit windows 10 but upon attempt to install the 64 bit (yes I'm attempting and clean install of the 64 bit) the computer freezes up at the windows splash screen.  I've also discovered that the core 2 duo EXxxx cpus can run in the 64 bit windows 10.  I have an E8400 in there right now running 64 Bit
Are there any quad core cpus that are compatible with windows 10 64 bit and the g33mo3?  e

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What is the main differences between hardware vs software firewall/anti-virus/anti-spyware programs?

I mean, I know hardware protection frees up system resoures, and is cheaper, but does it offer as good of protection since software protection can constantly be updated and improved?

The reason I'm asking is because I'm not quite sure how I want to protect my computer.
 

Answer:Hardware vs Software

Most home grade routers use NAT...Network Address Translation. This, by default, stops all inbound traffic that has not been initiated from inside. Yet it also allows all outbound traffic...because it assumes anything from the inside is safe. It's sort of like a 1 way valve.

For many people, myself included, this is all I want. I'm protected from the worms, probes/hackers, viruses, spam, that fly around the internet..the "noise" of the internet.

Software firewalls will add outbound protection. So...if something is on your PC that you don't know about...you'll likely be alerted once it tries to go out and do something..like "phone home". For some higher risk people, who are more worried, and perhaps not as careful, this may be of benefit.

I prefer hardware on the outside at the very least...over just software. Your NAT router, long as you change the default admin pass, is quite safe. Software firewalls..can be exploited and stopped, rendered useless, so your PC is suddenly sticking it's butt out on the internet all greased up..ready to plundered.
 

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I am using a hyundai tv as a monitor. It's probably 6 years old.
Yesterday, when I turned it on some setting somewhere had changed. My system and browser windows, when at full size, are pushed beyond the screen frame on the left side.

I have used the tv function buttons to attempt to scoot it to the right and have gone as far as that function would allow, and yet I'm still missing some of my window on the left and the right is against the wall so to speak.

I tried playing with my screen resolution.. failed to fix the problem.

I also did a system restore to the day before this happened. Also unsuccessful.

Might anyone know if this is how tv/monitors start to die?

(drivers checked and up to date) I think the only software change was a windows defender update.

Is there software that will *squeeze* my system and browser windows?
 

Answer:not sure if hardware or software

ok.. stand down.. it's fixed itself!
I did nothing.. and all is well

I may never shut the system down again though
 

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Forgive me for not knowing the computer model number or anything, but I can tell you this is an HP about two years old.

So I'm doing my boyfriend's taxes last week on his computer, and in the middle of it, we get the BSOD with this message:

IRQL not less or equal

So we restarted, and it was fine. Next day I'm on it, and it does it again. I Google on my BlackBerry and it says it's a memory problem, so I run a diagnostic test on it, sure enough there are memory issues that seem like it's a hardware issue. We backed up some stuff that night (and got the BSOD once again!) and took it to Best Buy (I know, I know) because he has an extended warranty.

Well now they are claiming it's a software issue with the registry and they can't fix it unless they charge him, and they want to wipe the whole thing and start over. I think this is a bunch of BS frankly.

My theory is that we take the computer home, get into safe mode and back everything up this time, uninstall some programs (I might add, I hadn't installed anything new for weeks and I had to install a few things a while back to get rid of a trojan on it--his son downloaded Frostwire--need I say more?), do a system restore, and see what happens.

Of course he's all pissy since they didn't call him (I was there getting a new laptop because mine was a lemon and I asked if his was done) and he seems to think that somehow this is my fault (I can tell by his voice) and that he should just pay they money he d... Read more

Answer:Software, or hardware?

Hello rawbery79, welcome to Vista Forums!



While you're in safe mode see if you can get the AV (free) at the link below to run to see if it can help; be sure to post back to keep us informed.

Malwarebytes

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HI
I have a toshiba satellite Laptop, deleted a user account now when trying to start up frist DVD rom Light comes on , drive spins, Keyboar & mouse Light come on Hard drive lights comes on . Then bang it stops Nothing comes on screen stays black all the waty through this. Power stay on .
Any suggestion?????

Playdogg
 

Answer:Hardware Or Software I Don't Know

Did you delete the only user account you had on the computer?
 

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I once had a copy of my win98SE on a separate partition but lost it, of course, when I had to format my HDD. I have since reinstalled the OS but forgot to put a copy on a partition. Is there a way to do that now without having to format again? I won't be doing that if that is the only way--ain't worth it.
What makes all of this so impossible is that I do not now have use of either my DVD or burner roms. Would a win98 boot disk help me in some way? I don't think the roms are usable in Safe Mode. Or are they? I will be checking on that possibility after I have posted this and will post back unless someone has already posted a "no". As usual, TIA.
EDIT: Is there a way that I can copy my OS and save it to a partition? Sure hope someone says yes and tells me how to do that!!
 

Answer:Hardware? Software?

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I have been working on a friends computer and just about ready to grab a gun- for it, not me.When I first started working on it the laptop was infected with Vundo. I have the initial MBAM log, which I had to run in Safe Mode. I posted the log in the "Am I Infected" forum:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/299955/need-bc-staff-help/After much frustration at not being able to run anything in Normal Mode, I backed up all of the stuff on an external HD and Restored the Factory Image from the D: partition.I then went through the process of TRYING to download and install all of the Windows Updates. Windows Update could not download and install all of the updates because of Error Code 80070017. A search of this error code suggested running CheckDisk to resolve the matter. I did this and still had the problem. Another search suggested the following:For Windows Vista and for Windows Server 2008, follow these steps: Click Start, type notepad in the Start Search box, and then click notepad in the Programs list.Copy the following commands, and then paste them into the Notepad file: net stop wuauservCD %systemroot%\SoftwareDistributionRen Download Download.oldnet start wuauservOn the File menu, click Save as.In the File name box, type rename.bat, and then click All Files (*.*) in the Save as type box.Save the rename.bat file to the desktop.Right-click the rename.bat file, and then click Run as administrator.

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Answer:Software or Hardware?

If chkdsk found multiple bad sectors, I would run one more test to be sure the drive is faulty.You may want to think about testing your hard drive with the manufacturer's testing utility. A list of manufacturer's testing utilities can be found here.If the manufacturer's drive test once again states problems with the disk, then yes I would replace the failing hard drive.You also may want to find the install disks for this laptop as you'll not have the "D:" partition or the image on the new drive.Hope this helps,

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Hi,

I've been trying to track down USB issues on my newly built computer.

http://www.techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=60616

Lately, I've been able to boot past POST, which is a big step in itself, but I've been having problems with my computer completely stopping working. Because I couldn't move the mouse cursor or use the keyboard, I assumed that it was USB related with the bluetooth adapter that I was having problems with.

Turns out that I might have been wrong about that. I checked the event log for the times that my computer has stopped, and the last events listed are ten or so of the following:



Quote:




The driver detected a controller error on \Device\CdRom0.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.




In order to get my machine to work, I have to use the reset button.

Any ideas on what this could be? The CDRom in question is a Plextor PX-716A DVD burner. When the machine is running, I don't seem to have any problems with it. I've burned a few DVDs w/o problems since putting the machine together. I checked the jumper, and it is set correctly. The burner is connected to the correct part of the IDE cable.

Thanks

Answer:Don't know if hardware or software

Do you have SP2 installed? I had no USB related problems on my current new system until I installed SP2. Sp1 worked fine....now with SP2, my USB DVD-rw is not longer recognized and even with driver rollback and updates.....Nada. Might be SP2!!!!!

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hi i bought anew computer 3weeks ago then i had several BSOD, i found out that the ram was bad now i have anew BSOD and it blams kaspersky
also google chrome keeps crashing. is it related???
please help

Answer:hardware or software

STOP 0x000000D1: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Usual causes: Device driver


Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\richc46\AppData\Local\Temp\Low\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\ZAB4MTBL\081510-13743-01[1]\081510-13743-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (2 procs) Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16617.x86fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x82a14000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x82b5c810
Debug session time: Sat Aug 14 18:48:03.198 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 5:33:21.923
Loading Kernel Symbols
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Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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My specs: e6600- 7900gt- 2gb ram- tp2 550w-gigabyte G965pDS3-bunch of sata drives- XP

I bought new mem sticks (2x2gb mushkin ddr2-800) and a new hd, they came yesterday, I put the sticks in (took the old out). My system was sluggish.

I took one out- ran mem test, an error occurred and the pc froze. I replaced the old sticks and put the new hd in.
When I tried to reboot windows wouldn't start. I unplugged all other drives except for C to try to narrow down the problem.

I get to the windows loading screen the blue progress bar freezes about halfway and then it freezes.

Ive tried each stick separately,I also installed a copy of vista on the new drive
which started once then the same thing happened the next time I loaded it.

I can get into safe mode, I ran memtest here and all sticks have shown no errors.

Thanks for any advice/help you might have for me...
 

Answer:Software/Hardware?? Help

I think or hope for that matter that my problem is figured out.
I recieved my new 8800 gt in the mail today and tried putting it in, it booted up fine.
But my old card, not so good, while I was switching out all the new mem sticks and the hd I must have been a little rough because one of the circut round things that stick out of the video card is wobbly.

Which sucks I have to be more careful.
I hope thats the only problem if not you'll hear from me again.

Thanks for reading

p.s. Im a little worried to try the mushkin again, can they do any damage if they are not good?
 

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I have tried to install The Sims 2 about ten or fifteen times on my mother's laptop computer (Toshiba Satellite?). It has plenty of room to install the game, and everything seems to be working fine until I get to either the second or (more commonly) the third installation cd. The first cd loads fine, but the second sometimes will just stop installing, or it will also go fine, but then I will have a problem with the third cd. The third never works, so I never get past about 48% complete installation. It will just stop reading, sometimes freezing the computer and sometimes not. I have tried different directories to install it into instead of just the default in case that was the problem... it is not. I installed it successfully on my home PC without any problems whatsoever. I checked the driver for my mom's CD/DVD drive and it said it was working properly and that there were no updates for the drive.

I just tried to install it again and now I got an error message on the first cd saying: A problem occured when trying to transfer the file D:\Autorun\Autorun.bmp from the media (something along those lines). It then asks me if I would like to retry. After I quit that one, I get one that says: A hardware I/O problem occured (again, something along these lines).

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what could possibly be going on?
 

Answer:Hardware or Software? Please help!

Hello Snowfalldream,

It's an hardware error, they will need to know what version of Windows u have and the exact model of ur laptop to help you i think. Sry I can't be more help, but people smarter than me will answer you.

Smiles,

Peg
 

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So like many I have a simple router at home, Asus N56U with padavan flashed firmware.

2011-2015 Padavan & N56U project community

However I was able to score a Dell Optiplex 390 that originally had an i3 in it but also got an i5 2400 @ 3.1Ghz cpu to put in it and i have wanted more control over my network (i am in IT, Sr. Systems Analyst) so as we know, we always want more control....

I am going to use this system as a firewall to replace my Asus (use the Asus as an AP) but wanted to know what to use these days.. (yes i know total overkill, I had thought about virtualizing it if i had a larger HD for it but dont right now)

I had pfsense on it, 2.6 and it seems every 2 hours or so it would randomly reboot, however i tested the memory and all and it is all fine..(currently doing intel burn test on the cpu)

Total system specs:
Dell Optiplex 390 SFF
i5 2400
4G DDR3
250G SATA HD
Intel Pro/1000 PT quad port nic
I have often used CentOS for web-server and proxies and thought perhaps use it and firewalld and such to make a router, but wanted to see what other options there may be or that people have used, i know FreeBSD may be a good option as it is the base of many routers anyways..

Options? Thoughts?
 

Answer:I got the hardware, now to add the software..

FreeBSD is a solid choice in general however I do think that it's quite a waste to replace your MIPS box as it'll do just fine. If you want more control just flash OpenWRT on it even though Broadcom isn't the ideal platform (no WiFi most likely).

Anyhow, you can give FreeBSD a go. I'd personally go for -CURRENT but you'll also be fine with the latest release. Make sure you have the latest BIOS installed and that you're AHCI and not compatible mode. The handbook gives you a good start on how to setup a firewall using ipfw or pf (I'd personally recommend pf).
 

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When I start one of my other computers it comes up with sone kind of error report and asks if I want to send it, but the main problem the mouse.  Let me try to explain.  It boots with the cursor in the middle, I can't move it to the left at all, then once I move it to the right it won't go back left at all.  So once it gets to the end of the right side that is it.  What did I do?  lol  And can I fix it?

Answer:Not sure if it's software or hardware,

Which operating system is this? Is this a wireless mouse? Do you have virus and Spyware protection? Have you scanned for them? Have you tried using another mouse?[glb]Flame[/glb]

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I have problems shutting down The computer. It closes windows and screen goes blank but the computer continues to run???
In the last 2 weeks it has randomly done this, Windows is closing (goes through the windows is shutting down saving your settings ) and for all intensive purposes it is shut down.
It is like it forgot to tell the board (ok shut off!!!) :confused
Any ideas???
Herb

computer system is:
Coolermaster Cosmos (case)
windows XP Professional
Abit IP 35 Pro (1.1)
Intel core Duo 3.0 O/C to 3384.0
thermalright ultra 120 extreme
4 Gig Ram Corsair DDR-2 Xms2 cm2x2048-c5 DHX
2)73 gig Raptor 1000rpm 8 meg cache in raid 0
120gig Seagate storage drive
Nvidia Ge Force 8800 GTX 768 MB 384 Bit GDDR-3
w/ Zalman vf 1000 led vga cooler
ZM-RHS88 heat sinks
2 Memorex dual format 16x Dual layer
Thermake Toughpower 850 watt
 

Answer:Software or Hardware??

Look at this:http://www.bucarotechelp.com/computers/windowsts/95050401.asp

Maybe You will find the reason why your comp don't want to shut down.Please,post what you've done.Good Luck!!!!
 

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hi i have a y550 ideapad (gpu gt 130m) and i have a problem which is similar to others:when i play a game, after sometimes, from 5min to more than one hour, the pc crashes (black screen, but with backlight, harddisk still running, sound buffer played again and again, no response from keyboard) and i have to switch off the computer to start it again and everything is okSo i have tested my ram and gpu ram, no problemI test the temperature thanks to the log of gpu-z: Ok except one thing, at the very end, just before the crash, the GPU memory clock goes from 799.2 (which is the speed during gaming) to 800.00Mhz and the temperature goes from 66C to 255C instantly. So there is the bug, software bug?i want to manage the speed of the gpu memory (to put it max to 799.2) but there is nothing in the BIOS, what do you advice to me?













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Answer:gpu hardware or software bug?

so i have found nTune which allows me to underclock gpu memory clock to 791Mhz (one step before 800Mhz) and it seems there is no bug any more...there are other pepole like here or here who have the same problem, i suggest you to advice the gpu-z test in the future...

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Hi!

I've been getting a blue screen of death as well...

I just installed a Pentium D 915 on my board as well as a second G of RAM...

Then the problems began...

I first flashed my BIOS to make sure it was compatible with my new PROC.Then, during the windows xp installation, I was getting an SXS.dll error and setup would not complete... after stripping my Rig down... it only worked when I left My kingston ram in as long as my generic 1G stick wasn't installed...

So the rig was working fine at that point... XP installed, I got all my software and hardware drivers to intall and I was in LALA land...

Until...

All of a sudden I keep getting a Blue Screen of Death giving me either or message...
I got this one before I uninstalled my video drivers...

"PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA" win32k.sys

When I uninstalled my video drivers I started getting this one...

"IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL"

Another weird thing is that everytime I download x1600 drivers and install them... my card then becomes an x1650...

Could this have anything to do with my problems?

Cheers and thanks in advance...

Mehdi
 

Answer:Help!!! Hardware or Software?!?!?

Visit this link; http://www.tweaksforgeeks.com/IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.html
 

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This is probably a very basic question, but I don't know the answer to it. Is there a program or some other means of finding out what is going on in my computer from the time I turn it on until the icons show up on my screen? Seems like this amount of time gets longer and longer. Currently it takes over 2 minutes to get to my icons.
 

Answer:Hardware or Software ? Not Sure

WinPatrol will identify auto loading programs and may help. Decrappifier is another utility that may be of use. Also make sure your case is clean and your CPUs heatsink is clear from dust.
 

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Ok any ideas?
2 x comps, xp home sp2. 1 x modem. 1 comp connected via Ethernet, other by netgear wg111v2 usb adaptor.

Ethernet comp perfect, no problems. USB connection was perfect. Started first go every time, last five weeks problems.
The comp in question is shutdown every night. On first startup the next day the USB adaptor doesn?t connect. In fact doesn?t do anything (no light flash, no error message, doesn?t show in device manager. About 2 or 3 reboots later and various taking out and putting in of the adaptor it finally works. Once it is connected its perfect. No drop outs etc. Also once it is going if we should reboot for some reason it starts back up straight away. Its only the first of the day start up that we have this annoying problem.

Modem settings have been checked, all ok. Tried diff channels etc. Don?t think the modem is the problem because as I said once connected its perfect. Adaptor and the software (latest version) for it have been replaced. Didn?t make a difference. The comp (sons) was reformatted and windows re-installed when problem first occurred in case that was the issue. Didn?t make a bit of difference. No changes in home or in path of modem from comp. He has 6 usb outlets the adaptor does the same thing in all 6. All 6 work perfectly for everything else.

Its got to come back to the USB somewhere but I am lost. Do they need the 15 mins to warm up enough for the adaptor? Sounds crazy but that?s where I am at.
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Answer:is it hardware? software?

Sorry, don't feel bad thinking people are ignoring you but I posted earlier with a valid troubleshooting step for you to try though the post got deleted as if it was a completely frivolous suggestion.

I guess you are on your own till a mod post a reply! rolleyes
 

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Ok I really need help with this,

I have at least 3 programs that aren't working properly, I don't know if it is a software or
hardware problem, two of the programs are 3d apps ( poser and carrara ) and the other
is macromedia fireworks, this problem happens when opening a file I previously saved.

In Poser I'll get a few vertices shooting out from the geometry, In carrera I get a generic
I/O error and the file doesn't load, In fireworks I get an " unsupported format " error loading a native .PNG file,

as for hardware I recently upgraded my computer about two weeks before this
started happening I'll list those changes shortly, as for software, at first I thought virus,
but I've run 3 different virus programs ( AVG, Norton, Panda ) and my system is clean,
I haven't made any big software changes lately, so I'm leaning towards hardware
being the culprit though I'm really not sure,

For software I have windows XP MCE all current updates, All my drivers are updated

on the hardware end I upgraded from a ECS L7VM3 motherboard with a athlonXP
1800+ processor 1.5 Gig DDR kingston ram and a 350w PSU to a ASUS P5VDC-MX with a pentium D 805 processor 2 gig DDR2 kingston ram and a 460w PSU.

I also have a AGP Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 GPU, a soundblaster audigy 2 Soundcard, and a
tv tunner card, installed

I have a few things I've been told it might be, but researching them just confused me more

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