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erratic booting

Question: erratic booting

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

Any suggestions???

Thanks in advance.

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Answer: erratic booting

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

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

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Hi everyone, I wonder if anyone has some ideas about what to check or inspect. I am not getting the best experience with my new win7 laptop so far, sometimes it is taking far too long to boot, it just hangs at the color logo for a few minutes before getting to the logon screen.

NB, this is not every time however, sometimes it boots really nice and fast. I would guess that it hangs about 60% of the time, which is not really good enough. My machine is very new, I haven't any malware, I run Firefox with noscript, I have Norton IS 2010, Malwarebytes, all fully updated, win7 fully updated, I dont click on stupid links or install untrusted apps.

I have also disabled unecessary startup items such as Adobe, Java updater, a few of the pre-installed Toshiba bloatware apps, I have also used CCleaner to get rid of unecessary temp files and registry errors (always backup any registry changes, but CCleaner doesnt go too deep into this usually, unlike some other registry tools).

Any suggestions much appreciated.
 

Answer:Erratic booting (Win7), sometimes just hangs at color logo

How old is the machine?

That's very erratic behavior, sometimes boots fast, sometimes takes minutes.

On the software side, updates that were downloaded can sometimes take a few minutes to finish installing, but this would be very infrequent, (unless you only start your machine once every two weeks).

I'd be more inclined to suspect hardware, hence my question as to how old. You may want to bring it back to the store or contact the manufacturer.

What did you use to disable the startup programs?
 

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Hopefully the dump files attached will be more telling than my explanation. This computer is a custom build that has been plagued with BSOD's and has had problems booting after a year of owning it. The symptoms seem so random to me that I haven't been able to pin down anyone one thing as the issue. I have swapped out at one time or another, every part in this build. Most recently there were several disc check errors and corrupted boot files. Thinking it was a bad harddrive and corrupted files that was causing corrupted video card drivers which would cause video card related BSOD's... I don't know. I'm lost. I would like help understanding what is wrong with my computer and what I can do to fix it. It doesn't seem to be a quick fix.

Attach are the dmp files and a few pictures of the most recent BSODs. After reformatting with a new harddrive yesterday, I recieved a BSOD today. After the BSOD, upon using the windows recovery function (i was prompted to use it), i recieved another BSOD, and then again the second time i attempted to boot up the computer.



current build:
OS:
w7 64

Video Card:
XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

RAM:
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ

MOBO:
ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

PSU:
Rosewill Stallion Series RD500-2DB 500W ATX12V Po... Read more

Answer:Constant BSODS, Issues booting, erratic Video Card Fan on boot, etc.

No DMPS included in upload. Please try this method.

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP
We could also use some system information, which you can get easily by running msinfo32.
To do that go to start>run>type msinfo32>enter

When it is finished running go to file>save>name it and upload to us here.
You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:





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* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.



To ensure minidumps are enabled:





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* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure tha... Read more

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Hello,
I noticed an odd owner to a folder I had created in my external hard drive. After 12 hours , I noticed whole folders pop up and I'm not willing to touch them. I'm now noticing when I turn on my PC, It boots with a black screen and stays that way for about two min, then "jumps" into focus with the log-on screen displayed. I log in and it takes a min or a few , before I can successfully click on anything and have it show response to interactions ( i.e. one click usually highlights, right gives options, double opens, but I get none of this at first) Then if I have clicked around , it does not remember the order of prompts , and even is delayed for minutes while another program will display. Nortons will display, but its usually the last thing to allow me to interact with it. I asked Symantec about numerous issues I had back in January after the computer had been used by someone who felt there needed to be no Anti virus or protection, disabled the existing, and had a field day. I was instructed to restore to factory out of box settings. I was also told that the constant high CPU usage of svchost.exe ( with more than a handful of description listings *eg. Dcom Launch, Local System Network Restricted, netsvcs , and various others) was Nortons itself, scrolls worth of SYSTEM , LOCAL SERVICE, NETWORK SERVICE under all users, isass.exe Local Security Authority Process reaching 100% at one point, 50 to 100 listening ports at any given time, and things like ex... Read more

Answer:Booting with black screen, erratic high CPU, excessive processes slowing culprit? +

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Question: Erratic DVD

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

Answer:Erratic DVD

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

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Question: Low, erratic FPS

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Low, erratic FPS

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

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

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

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Question: Erratic PC

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

Pop ups have been turned off.

At the same time the PC is behaving erratically.

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

Help please
 

Answer:Erratic PC

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

Answer:HJT log -help~cpu very erratic

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

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Question: Erratic fan

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

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Question: Erratic

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

Answer:Erratic

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Have you check your touchpad/mouse settings?

Make and model of your computer and mouse?

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When work on computer typing or doing anything, screen just jumps to anything it wants to. I have to go back to start to get rid of it. It will do it frequently.

Answer:how to fix an erratic touchscreen

Does it do it with the power unplugged?

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Question: Erratic behavior

The last few days the computer has been very erratic. I'll try to explain what is happening but am not sure I will be able to adequately explain it.

First, and I don?t know this has anything to do with my problems, but every time I reboot the computer I get the following message or warning ? GarminLifetime.exe-.NET Framework Initialization error, and then goes on with other info. If I click OK it closes, so don?t know this has anything to do with the other problems I have been experiencing.

I burn DVDs all the time without any problems. A couple of days ago I was authoring a DVD and part way through the output received an error message stating the system was low on resources even though the only thing running was Outlook Express. There is 350 GB free on the hard drive and I have 4 GB of RAM. I rebooted the computer and didn?t start anything else, just the DVD authoring program however got the same error message.

Most of the time when I click on a link in an e-mail the IE window opens but it just sits there with the hour glass and the webpage never appears. If you try to close the window it won?t close. You have to use task manager to end the task. When you try to open a new IE window sometimes it goes to the home page, other times it just seems to hang and again you can?t close the window without using task manager.

The system seems to bog down with only a few windows open when in the past I have had two or three times as many windows open.

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Answer:Erratic behavior

Hi,

Please do the following:

Download ComboFix from one of the following locations:
Link

VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

* IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.


Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:
Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.
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Question: Erratic Wifi.

Hi,
 
My new laptop, HP 15 running windows 8.1, AMD A6-5200 processor with 4 gb of RAM. My problem is that the network adapter only recognizes 1 of my 2 access points at home. And the 1 it recognizes fades in and out. I have downloaded various drivers from HP to no avail. This has been an issue since it's purchase.
 
Please help.
 
Thanks.

Answer:Erratic Wifi.

Hi,
 
My new laptop, HP 15 running windows 8.1, AMD A6-5200 processor with 4 gb of RAM. My problem is that the network adapter only recognizes 1 of my 2 access points at home. And the 1 it recognizes fades in and out. I have downloaded various drivers from HP to no avail. This has been an issue since it's purchase.
 
Please help.
 
Thanks.
Correction: My laptop's adapter sometimes sees the access points but will not let me log on. Sometimes the error message says "wrong password" or just "cannot connect"

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Question: erratic keyboard

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

Answer:erratic keyboard

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

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Question: ERRATIC TOUCHPAD

Hi, I have a dell Inspiron 14 5477, the problem is when I plug the AC connector the mousepad becomes erratic in a way that is impossible to use, auto right click, jumps, random click without clicking  and that kind of stuff, I don't have the original adapter, the plug is that with 3 legs, 2 flat and 1 cilindric in the middle, and the adapter is for 220V, I have tried with 2 different ones but I still have the problem. Thnks

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Question: keyboard erratic

What is causing my keyboard or my cursor, to suddenly jump making typing extremely difficult
I thought it might be my mouse, so I unplugged, and although I was able to type several sentences without issue, when I returned to my email, it started again.
I noticed this first when typing in FaceBook, but attributed it to my "satellite internet connection" so wasn't as concerned until I tried typing a document when I was offline.
I cannot determine if any on key is the issue. Seems to be very irregular. Oh yeah, and then it sometimes jumps as if I have hit the tab key or the enter key. The problem became much worse as I am typing this
HELP
 

Answer:keyboard erratic

Best test would be to try a different keyboard and mouse. Then you will know for sure if it's a keyboard/mouse issue or a PC issue.
 

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Question: Erratic Behavior

Hi
ok i'm freaking out here

First I get the NTLDR is missing one most of my drives with 2 that say NTLDR is compressed and use boot disk
Before I attempt to reinstall Windows XP Home SP2

It gets to Windows prompt
I type Exit
It asks me about autochk.exe path
So I tell it the path in system32
It tells me it cannot find it but its there

I try another drive
I get Windows on
After a few minutes whatever internet windows i have on closes down and erratic behavior goes on with XP menu opening and LOG OFF menu
So I check task manager and I use like 3-4 different virus scanners and spyware scanners and nothing is found on any of them

Ive used memory boosters and trying to check my ram and used chkdsk

I have 5 drives I have NTLDR is missing with discs that are legal and mine

Reinstalled Windows after partitioning and formatting them as well
First of all I thought it was the windows updates or internet exploder updates
So the second reinstall i didnt update
The same thing happened

What else could it be and how can i clear this up?

Chkdsk thorough found some bad clusters on 2722 and fixed them
But that didnt eliminate my issue
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) GATEWAY T3882
2.80 gigahertz Intel Celeron
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Intel Corporation D865GVHZ AAC93540-101
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Intel Corp. BF86510A.15A.0085.P20.0412152353 12/15/2004
Drives Memory Modules c,d
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Question: Erratic Fan Speeds

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

Answer:Erratic Fan Speeds

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

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

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

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Question: erratic mouse

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

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

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Question: Erratic Cursor

Got an older model DV 4150 HP Laptop with 2 gb of ram and runnning Windows 7 Ultimate. I seem to be having a "wild" cursor problem. I can be typing along and pause and lots of times the cursor will have moved to somewhere else in the sentence or page that I am typing on. Just like now, before this sentence, the cursor moved to about four different places in the first three sentences when I would pause. This is irritating at best. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

PoppyJ

Answer:Erratic Cursor

Are you sure your hand is not touching the touchpad while you are typing? This happens a lot to me if I'm not careful to keep my hands off the touchpad as best I can while typing. If your palm brushes across it, the touchpad mistakes that as input and starts to move the cursor to wherever it thinks you are pointing it to. Your touchpad may have a "Palm Check" setting to help minimize this from happening.

Does this solve your problem, PoppyJ?

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Question: Erratic Cursor

Hi,

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

Lurdez

Answer:Erratic Cursor

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

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Question: USB mouse erratic

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

Answer:USB mouse erratic

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

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Question: Erratic touchpad

I have an erratic touchpad on my laptop, it is a Synaptics touchpad on an Advent laptop.Basically, when I touch the pad, quite often the curser will jump from one place to another, or sometimes will go back towards its original position when I remove my finger.Does this sound like a settings or driver problem? The pad is clean without any dust build-up. Any help appreciated.

Answer:Erratic touchpad

Driver may be corrupt. Have you a Optic mouse connected? if so try with it removed. If none of these sort it Go to Laptop web Site to see if there are any new drivers for touch pad

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Question: Keyboard Erratic

I'm using a Lenovo 3000 N100 with Vista-32 OS pre-installed. When typing any text in any program, my cursor will randomly reposition itself.  Is there a fix to this?  I have even reinstalled the OS with MS OEM DVD.  I still have the same problem.Mark

Answer:Keyboard Erratic

I had the same problem with my G530, and it was maddening. Turned out that I was accidentally brushing the touchpad with the palm of my hand at times while typing, and this would cause the cursor to jump to a different location. (even though I could swear I wasn't hitting the touchpad when it happened, I must have been) There is a setting in the touchpad configuration to disable the "tap to click" feature while typing. And you can also set the delay interval for when it reactivates after you quit typing. This solved my jumping cursor problem. Try it on yours.

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Question: Very erratic mouse

Ok well I just finished reading all of the mouse threads I could and nothing seems to help my problem. This happens when I am on the internet usually, but it will occasionally happen off of it also. The mouse will sometimes lag for a moment when I am moving it around. It just stops then goes again, kind of like its stalling. Occasionally this will happen 3 or 4 times in a row. Also from time to time it will not recover from this lag and freezes totally. When this happens I am sometimes able to use my keyboard to restart normally. Other times the keyboard dies too. I've tried settind down my graphics accelleration, cleaning and tightening the inside of my computer, reinstalling the mouse drivers, and restoring my computer. Im using a ps/2 intellimouse and heres my IRQ info:
0 System timer
1 Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
2 Programmable interrupt controller
3 Communications Port (COM2)
4 Communications Port (COM1)
5 (free)
6 Standard Floppy Disk Controller
7 ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
8 System CMOS/real time clock
9 U.S. Robotics 56K Voice Win
9 Promise Technology Inc. Ultra66 IDE Controller
9 Intel 82371AB/EB PCI to USB Universal Host Controller
9 IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
9 IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
10 (free)
11 Creative SB Live! Value
11 3Dfx Voodoo Banshee AGP
11 IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
12 Microsoft PS2 IntelliMouse
13 Numeric data processor
14 Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)
14 Intel 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
15 (free)

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Answer:Very erratic mouse

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Question: Erratic mouse

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Erratic mouse

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

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

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

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

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Question: Erratic mouse

Hi.

I've got a mouse problem that has developed independently on two different computers, one Win98, the other Win ME.

The mouse works OK when it is moved slowly, but behaves erratically when moved quickly. For example, if the pointer is in the middle of the screen and the mouse is moved quickly to the left, then the pointer will typically move crazily about in the middle third of the screen and usually end up on the right.

Drivers and mice have both been changed to no effect. The ME computer now has an optical mouse, so it can't be a mechanical problem.

The Win98 mouse is on COM1, the ME mouse is a PS/2.

I've fiddled about endlessly with the port settings on the Win98, changed ports etc. No effect whatsoever.

Any ideas?

Regards,
psmyth
 

Answer:Erratic mouse

I am not sure this will help, but it is something to look at.

You didn't specify the mouse brand, but usually most come with software to adjust the mouse.

What you want to do is look for the mouse speed and acceleration. Be sure the speed is set to medium...and that acceleration is set to low. It sounds like the acceleration may be set too fast, causing the mouse to act erratically

Hope that is helpful
 

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I'm not sure what kind of issue this may be. I have tried replacing my mouse Marble Logitech with a new wireless Logitech one but the issue is still there.
While playing games on facebook the mouse pointer has shifted(you have to move the pointer around to slightly below or slightly to the side to click what you want-Some games I cannot even open because of this -Its also hard to close game windows since the "X" doesn't work where it should you have to move the mouse around and find the area that works to close it.I am using windowx XP and google Chrome as my browser.
Yesterday I posted on Major Geeks Facebook page and they told me this "Get SlimDrivers from our driver section and update your drivers. Odds are the USB drivers are out of date compared to the mice you are using." I did download it and it said the drivers was out of date I fixed it and rebooted and the issue remains .I posted on the wall 2x's but noone seems to be answering so I came here.
Hope you can guide me in the right direction
 

Answer:Erratic Mouse

HI

What Windows Service Pack is your XP at?
What is the exact model of your Logitech mouse? (generally the wireless mice form Logitech are called Wireless Mouse Mxxx where xxx is the model number)
Are you using a Desktop, Laptop, Netbook?

Have you uninstalled any software or driver that was installed for your old mouse? what I would do is uninstall all software and drivers linked to the mice and then reboot and install the latest mouse's drivers.

Reason I ask about laptop/netbook is maybe disable the touchpad.

What surface are you using the mouse on, try a different surface to what you are using now, different mouse mat, or a dull none shiny surface.
 

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Can not control scrolling

Answer:erratic mouse

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

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

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Question: Erratic Performace

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

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

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

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

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

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

andy
 

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

andy
 

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Question: Erratic & Slow

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

Answer:Erratic & Slow

Sorry. Wrong folder. When I find the right one I'll post it.
 hijackthis.log   6.08KB
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When I plug my Logitech MX518 mouse into the rear of my MSI Z77A-G45 moboard it (the mouse) either stops working or becomes very erratic to the point of freezing the computer.
Plugged into the front of the board it works flawlessly.

Answer:Why does my mouse act up and become very erratic

The rear interface is bad.

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Question: Erratic Behavior

I'd appreciate any help that anyone can provide:The problem started slowly, and gradually got worse.When I turn my computer on, it doesn't seem to do anything - the hard drive and CD lights come on, the fans come on, but the startup process doesn't seem to happen.  Then, after 5 - 20 minutes (if I'm lucky), it may begin the startup process (ie. the Windows XP loading screen).  However, the keyboard may or may not work, and if it does, it may only work for a while.I've tried new keyboards, mice, and monitors to rule them out (everything else like printers unplugged).  I've tried it in different outlets also to rule that out.  My laptop computer hooked up to my keyboard and monitor works in the same outlet.I took the computer in for repair, and they found nothing since it worked perfectly fine for them.So I took it to a friends house, where it didn't work at first, then did after a while.Still didn't work at home.Took it to another computer repair place, where it worked fine.Does anyone have any ideas?  Someone suggested the power supply ... but why would the computer only not work at my house and occasionally at my friends?(Pentium IV, 1.8 Ghz, 512 MB RAM, Win XP)Thanks in advance.

Answer:Erratic Behavior

Sounds like gremlins.Do you have anything to risk by a reformat? Something to think about.So it works fine everywhere else, but not at your house. And that is ALWAYS the case or it is intermittent even at your house?

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Hi,

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

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

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

Answer:where to find help for erratic cd-rw

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

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

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

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

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

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Hey guys,

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

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

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

Please help, thanks in advance

Answer:Erratic Behaviour....

Did a norton scan,

I found something fishy...

NewVirusRemoval.vbs
hide_evr2.sys

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

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

Apparently this is something called Ursnif?

Can people please help out?

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hello can some one help.im running xp pro.i had pc-cillion 2000 but now pc-cillion 2003 i have a firewall on.but my computer is running very erratic .eg, sometimes my cursor shoots all over the screen and my programs freeze.and at the same time program frames shoot up for no reason.this happens if on internet or just pc.i have run virus scan but it comes up with nothing.any ideas would be helpful.thank you.

Answer:erratic computer

Could be the mouse. Check for fluff, and waggle the cable.

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Question: Erratic sound

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

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

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

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

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

Could anybody let us know where we missed out?
 

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In the passed, I could associate a file with the correct program to run it. Now I can't.Can anyone suggest a remedy?Windsor

Answer:Erratic fie associations

I think you may have to provide a bit more information Windsor for sometime to answer this one - ie: what has happened that you can no longer do this - also operating system would help.A couple of things might have happened. The most likely answer is that you once had a program on your computer that was able to work with this file extension, and now the program is gone. You might have uninstalled the program or deleted it in some other way. Or you could have installed a new program on your computer that supports this file type. New programs often make themselves the default viewer for certain file types. If you later uninstalled the newer program, you might still have a program on your computer that will open the file type, but it is no longer associated with those files because of the newer program that was once installed. To fix this problem, just right-click the file that you want to open, and choose the appropriate program from the Open With choices.

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actually a trackball, Microsoft Explorer 1.0 that is. Running on Win2k, SP4, Dell Precision 360 PC, usb converted to PS2 connection.

I have gone thru the Spyware Trojan Removal process at http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407 thru step 4. HAve not completed Step 5, did run Hijack This and saw nothing out of the ordinary. Ran Bitdefender, ADS Spy, adn maybe another from the list after Step 6. No issues. Windows Update has been run, but am wary of removing MS Java since a work product definitely uses JAVA and I don't want to break it.

Problem is: the mouse (trackball), at times, jerks around, even gets stuck in a spot, but then eventually recovers. Acts as if something is so taking up the CPU time that there's no extra for the mouse to use/move.

I had this problem a few months ago and was sure I had some nasty infection, so I used it as a motivator to rebuild the system from scratch (SW). Even wiped the boot sector (cause a rebuild w/out that step had the same problem show up). WOrked for a while, and now, it's baa-ack.

A regular mouse, Dell/Microsoft Intellimouse 1.3A works fine. THe previous iteration of this problem had the regular mouse also going to erratic behavior eventually.

Tried uninstalling and reinstalling the mouse driver. Same w/video (nvidia) driver (since the mouse started acting funky after an upgrade to the video driver - I think but am not 100% positive).

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Answer:erratic mouse

is it mechanical? as in not optical? you might try cleaning the connectors ... the little cylinder shaped things that connect to the ball itself and tell the computer the co-ordinates of where you want the mouse pointer
 

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Everything was fine until this morning. When I fired up my laptop running XP, my mouse was behaving badly. It now double clicks on its own, refuses to move windows, and fails to drag anything including text and files. I am a massive halo fanatic and my itch to play will soon turn into a full blown psychotic episode if I can't fix it soon!! So for my comps sake (not to mention the unfortunate people around me) please help!

So far I have ran every antivirus and spyware check possible. I have even uninstalled the mouse driver to no avail. Im running XP Pro so it automatically reinstalled it for me on reboot. I have also tried scolding my naughty little mouse. I even raised my hand in an attempt to horrify it but it merely sat there unflinching! Well anyways I tried the mouse on my sisters comp and it works fine. The only thing that I did out of the ordinary last night was defrag my system before I went to bed! I cant think of any other solutions so anything anyone might suggest could help! Thank you!
 

Answer:Erratic Mouse Help Me!

Best i can do

I don't know much about laptops except a friend indicated that theres
a different mouse for laptops.Ask a Computer Dealer about this.
If its cordless it might need batteries.
 

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hi, i use windows 7 and just lately my curser keeps going awol. for some reason the cursor jumps to the top left or right of my screen and multiple tabs open in my browser, ie earlier today, 197 tabs opened in mozilla firefox. is this a problem with settings, mozilla or my mouse? i recently bought a new mouse as i thought it was at fault, but the problem persists! any ideas? please make replies as simple as possible! thankyou!

Answer:erratic cursor

What security, antivirus, spyware, malware programs, firwall etc do you have? It sounds like you got infected (probably by visiting an infected webpage sometime)
do you also get any popup messages - say from a fake security program or similar warnings, stuff like that?

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

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

Answer:erratic mouse

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

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

Answer:Erratic WiFi

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

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

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

Any ideas?

Answer:Win 7 Mouse erratic

Have you tried a different mouse?

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Hi guys. I am new to this and this is my first post. I am having problems with my dell latitude d800. windows xp.
It is running very slow, cpu useage seems very erratic. I have ran virus scans and malware scans and i seem to keep getting systems.exe as a problem. I have not been able to find a simplified answer to this problem.
I have ran hjackthis and my log is below. can anybody help.
thanks
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 16:21:50, on 07/04/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
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Question: Scrollbar erratic

I am having a problem with my scrollbar jumping up and down, whether it's on the web or any program I have running. If there is a scroll bar in the window, it will jump up and down or jump all the way to the bottom the the screen and stay there. This will also happen even if I take my hand off the mouse and not touch it for a while. The mouse I am using is what came with the computer. It is not a wireless mouse. It seems that the scroll wheel will seldom work when the screen is jumping. I purchased Microsoft's Windows Live OneCare to try and take care of the problem. I thought it could be a virus or spyware causing this issue but the program has found nothing. I tried sevel freeware programs on the net to detect a virus or spyware also and they found nothing. I purchased adaware also since i heard good things about it, but it has found nothing. I am using a Dimension 2400 with celeron processor and the windows is XP. I tried looking on the web for threads relating to this topic but have found none. Can someone help!?
 

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Question: Erratic CUP Usage

Hello,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1. I have run just about every virus and spyware program known to man. I own Spysweeper and I have ran Spybot, Ad-aware, RegSeeker, Bazooka, the list goes on and on.
2. I have tried using different screen resolutions on the advice of a friend, but that didn't work either.
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Hi,
My cursor disappears. I can restore it by left clicking on the pad. it then disappears after flashing 25 times - this is every time.
this is mainly when using Word or Outlook but also on all programmes.

Any suggestions???

Sony VPCEA3S1E
Windows 7

Rbnwatson

Answer:erratic cursor

Re-install the touchpad driver from the Sony Vaio website: Support for VAIO and Computing by Sony | Instruction Manuals & Updates

Or use an external USB mouse.

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Question: erratic laptop

could someone please look at my hjt log and tell me if there is anything wrong .....my laptop has been erratic the last few days......sometimes i cant open web pages......i cant access my email....just odd things i cant put my finger on.i am running windows xp home sp2..1.40ghz...448 mb of ram
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:46:09 PM, on 8/18/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SVCHOST.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SPOOLSV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium\avesvc.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PCCTLCOM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Applet\TAPPSRV.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\TMPROXY.EXE
C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium\avgnt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
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Question: erratic mouse

Just after start up my mouse becomes erratic with a mind of its own. It clicks on things opening and highlighting everything it touches. It becomes totally unworkable and I have to close down and reboot. Often it is still the same when I start up again. I have been told by one department at microsoft that it is a microsoft problem but they want me to pay to sort it. Is there anything I can do myself. Would appreciate some help with this annoying problem. Thankyou

Answer:erratic mouse

I would only guess one of a few things could cause that. Try a restore point to a time when it worked maybe for the first try. See help and support for restore point. It should allow you to go back in time when the mouse did work. I guess you could get a new mouse too and try it.1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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Question: Erratic Printer

Hi. Need help for Computer assignment. Thanks.

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

Answer:Erratic Printer

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

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Question: erratic mouse

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

Answer:erratic mouse

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

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Question: erratic laptop

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

Answer:erratic laptop

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

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Question: Erratic scrolling

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

Answer:Erratic scrolling

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

Then try this


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

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Question: Erratic computer

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

Have run spyware program and found nothing. Any thoughts?

Below is a copy of the logfile from hijack this:

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

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

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

Answer:Erratic DVD playback

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

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Question: Cursor Erratic !

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

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

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

bulldog96rtm
 

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Erratic, and SLOW - help

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

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Question: R50 erratic mouse

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

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Question: Power erratic

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

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

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Question: Erratic mouse

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

Answer:Erratic mouse

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

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Question: Erratic Laptop

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have attached the logs

Thanks in advance, Jan
 

Answer:Erratic Laptop

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

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

Answer:Erratic bootup sometimes.

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

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Hello there, my first post here

Ok let's get on with it.

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

I just bought a new PC...

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

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

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

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

I tried installing the video drivers and sound drivers.

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

ANY help would be appreciated,

Thanks
 

Answer:Erratic behavior in XP

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

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

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

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

Best of luck,
steven1350
 

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Question: Slow And Erratic

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

Answer:Slow And Erratic

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

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

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Question: Erratic cursor

I have a Dell laptop running on Windows XP. A week ago I started to notice erratic cursor behavior using the touch pad. It started to worsen so I began using a Logitech mouse, which seemed to help. This made me think that it could be dirt/grim under the touch pad. Today I was typing in Word and in emails and my cursor started to go wild, jumping all over the place, and now I can barely type anything. Also, using the Logitech mouse is nearly as bad as the touch pad. Any ideas if this is a virus and how it can be fixed? --Thanks.

Answer:Erratic cursor

Follow the instructions here: http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,46313.0.htmlGood luck.

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Question: Erratic re-boots

Can anyone please help?
I bought my daughter & son-in-law a Packard Bell computer package which has win XP operating system. I had it posted to Germany as this is where they are based with the British Forces.
The problem is that the computer has erratic re-boots and we are at a loss as to the reason why.
We have looked into the 'event viewer' in 'My Computer' to see what errors are being reported and this is what it comes up with:
'SOURCE': = 'WSH'
(Does this mean 'windows script host'?)
Can anyone advise us what the problem is and how we might fix it?
Many Thanks.
 

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Question: Erratic behaviour

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

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Answer:Erratic behaviour

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

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Question: Erratic downloads

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

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

Win Me
v92 dialup modem
AllVantage ISP

Would appreciate any and all responses.

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

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Question: Erratic Connection

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

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

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

Appreciate any help or sugegstions!
 

Answer:Erratic Connection

Hi,

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

Why not give the following a try:

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

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

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

4) Boot up and enter the BIOS setup menu.

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

6) Save and Exit

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

This should get you going!
 

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Question: internet erratic

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

Answer:internet erratic

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

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

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Question: Erratic mouse

Since loading Vista Enterprise, I experience an erratic mouse whilst typing.
It is all over the place and it jumps all over the text, resulting in typing wherever it goes.
This is very frustrating!!

1. I have set the mouse settings to have the mouse cursor not visible whilst typing and only appear when Ctrl is pressed.
2. I am not moving my hands over the touch pad - the mouse seems to have a mind of it's own.

is there anyway to fix this?

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Question: erratic touchpad..

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

Answer:erratic touchpad..

  
Quote: Originally Posted by rl7


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


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

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

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

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Question: Erratic System

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

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

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Question: Erratic Clock

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

Answer:Erratic Clock

Change the battery on the motherboard.

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Question: Erratic cursor

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

Answer:Erratic cursor

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

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

Many Thanks,
Josh

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

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Question: ERRATIC WINDOWS

Why do my windows not open full size but in an assortment of sizes? Not a virus as I run a scan regularly. How can I make them do what I want them to do?

Answer:ERRATIC WINDOWS

Drag them out to the size you want, when you exit, close with the x, it should open full size next time.

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Question: touch pad erratic

when I am working on a page, the page keeps shooting to the bottom and I can't make it stay where I want it.Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU B820 @ 1.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 5989 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1988 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 669121 MB, Free - 623850 MB; D: Total - 26079 MB, Free - 10557 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, Emerald Lake 2
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled


Hope you can help
tivvyjen
 

Answer:touch pad erratic

Maybe a stuck Page Down or Down Arrow key.
 

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Question: erratic restarting

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

Answer:erratic restarting

could be lots of things.

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

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Question: Erratic Keyboard

A friend is having trouble with his laptop running XP with a wireless broadband connection. When he types on the keyboard random letters/numbers/symbols appear. He has AVG 8.0, Windows Defender and Adaware running. He uses Windows firewall and has seen this come up with 'firewall turned off' when loading although he is not aware of having done anything that may have affected this setting. He has reverted to a previous system restore point and the keyboard works correctly for a while but then reverts to the same behaviour.
No viruses have been found, he also ran WindowsOne Live Care and nothing showed up.
Any help would be welcome as I have run out of ideas.
Also, as he lives some distance away from me I need to use Remote Assistance to help him. Would using Remote Assistance be likely to have any impacton my system if he does have a virus?
 

Answer:Erratic Keyboard

I think Live One Care has its own firewall, so thats why the Windows XP firewall is turned off.

Doing Remote Assistance will not have any imapct on your system, viruses cannot be spread over a remote assistance session.
 

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Question: mouse is erratic

my microsoft usb wheel mouse is very erratic and sometimes stops working for a while. I tried updateing driver through drivemanager but no luck. My device manager says it is working.
 

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Question: erratic start-up

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

Answer:erratic start-up

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

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