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Installing nvidia driver makes PC restart and restart continiously 10 sec after showing log in screen

Question: Installing nvidia driver makes PC restart and restart continiously 10 sec after showing log in screen

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Preferred Solution: Installing nvidia driver makes PC restart and restart continiously 10 sec after showing log in screen

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Whenever I try to do a virus scan my computer reboots. I get the following message when I come back up:

''Windows has recovered from a serious error''

Problem caused by Intel Storage Driver (IdeChnDr.sys)

The problem was caused by Intel Storage Driver (IdeChnDr.sys). Intel Storage Driver (IdeChnDr.sys) was created by Intel Corporation. This product is no longer supported by the manufacturer.

For more information about Intel Storage Driver (IdeChnDr.sys), go online to the Intel Corporation website.

If you are unable to fix this problem and continue to receive errors, you can also remove Intel Storage Driver (IdeChnDr.sys).''

When i put on Speedfan while doing a virus or spyware scan, i get the message that my CPU is overheated. My normal temp is 29/30 degrees, but when the scan starts it goes up to 35/36 degrees and suddenly my computer restarts. System temp is 30 and is not causing problems.

I tried to put a big fan in my computer so the air flow is cool enough but it wont stop the problem. What should i do: more fans? I can't imagine it will stop the problem. How is it possible that my CPU is overheating and my system isn't?
Change my hard drive? Speedfan online analysis is saying my hard drive is doing ok. One question: is Intel Storage Driver something i can remove as a program or is it hardware that i need to remove by hand? As you might have noticed: i'm a newbee in this category

Also when i play an online game, my co... Read more

Answer:Intel Storage Driver makes Windows restart or shut down

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I've cleaned out the computer several times to the point where no infections or such show up. I also got a cooling fan for my comp because I thought overheating might be the problem. The thing is the comp will be fine for 2-3 days and then all of a sudden a blue pop up screen comes up. Something about IRQL_NOT_LESS_NOT_EQUAL.I have no idea how to get rid of it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.Here's the log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:20:42 PM, on 9/1/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Brmfrmps.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\Program Files&... Read more

Answer:Blue Screen Keeps Coming Up And Makes Me Restart Comp.., Decided To Do A Log

Also forgot to mention that when I installed Zone Alarm a couple weeks ago, these blue pop up started happening. Prior to that everything was fine. I unistalled Zone Alarm, but the blue screen still keeps popping up. Unless it has nothing to do with it or I didn't uninstall correctly?

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i updated the other day, and after it was done it asked for a restart. i restarted it and when it came back up it said it needed to restart. i continued what i was doing and when i was done restarted the computer. this has been going on for several days.

After the restart it still wants a restart!!

the update was an upgrade to windows 10 home, version 1511,10586

Answer:Updates keep showing as 'require restart to finish installing

Could you post a screenshot of your Windows Update history please? (bottom option)

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i updated the other day, and after it was done it asked for a restart. i restarted it and when it came back up it said it needed to restart. i continued what i was doing and when i was done restarted the computer. this has been going on for several days.

After the restart it still wants a restart!!

the update was an upgrade to windows 10 home, version 1511,10586

Answer:Updates keep showing as 'require restart to finish installing

Could you post a screenshot of your Windows Update history please? (bottom option)

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Clean install of W10 and many updates are showing as 'Requiring a restart to finish installing'. Despite several restarts and full shut downs this situation remains. Windows update itself says it is up to date.

Answer:Updates keep showing as 'require restart to finish installing'

I have the same problem.

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every time I restart my comptuer I should install NVIDIA driver again otherwise my graphic card will be Intel HD 620 in games and doen't switch to NVIDIA
my laptop is Thinkpad E570 (core i7, 8GB RAM, GTX 950m)
I tried to disable intel HD graphic forever but I couldn't
does anybody know the solution?
note: as I added ADATA SX8000 SSD PCIe to my laptop and installed windows (10 - 64 bit) on it, this issue exist.
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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for some reason my laptop keeps showing the blue screen over and over... i formatted the comp numerous times but it still keeps showing up ... i would be listening to music or be online and all of a sudden the screen would go all blue and then i have to restart the computer......this is getting annoying

Answer:Blue Screen Keeps Coming Up And Makes Me Restart Comp.., Decided To Do A Log, Combofix And Uninstall List Included

I do not see a log attached. Have you followed the steps here:

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i am using a compaq model desktop , i am facing problem of system restarting showing a blue screen. by reading the suggestions i have disabled the option of automatic restart ..but still i am facing the problem .i also formatted the system 3 days back but still i face the problem
here by i am attaching the minidump files please check and provide me with a answer


Answer:automatic restart showing a blue screen

* These crashes were caused by memory corruption (probably a driver).
Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!


Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program.

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool
Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5 or 6 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

If a known good stick fails in a motherboard slot it is probably the slot.

2-Driver verifier

Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition.
Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is.
But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver.
Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows.
If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verifier.

I'd suggest that you first backup your data and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise.
Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to... Read more

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hia strange issue happend to my Thinkpad E570 (core i7, 8GB, GTX 950m). when I was playing COD infinitie warfare I found my graphic card in stilll intel, I install driver on NVIDIA again (I even downloaded original driver from NVIDIA website) and it fixed problem, but each time I restart my computer this problem comes again. and I should install driver again. (each tome I install NVIDIA driver this shows me there is no 3D option installed for this graphic card) I read lots of forums to fix this problem, some of them said choose this program to run with NVIDIA by default, I did, but nothing happened, some of them said chose manually for this game to run with NVIDIA. but as you can see in picture, this option is turned off. some of them said disable intel graphic card from device manager, but when I did, NVIDIA card didn't work also. some of them said disable intel HD from BIOS. but there is no option to disable intel HD in BIOS . (can I do this from BIOS???)please help me...I thought maybe this issue is because of COD, I installed PES2018, but I have the same problem with any gamenoteif it can help) few days ago I bought ADATA SX8000 SSD PCIe and install windows 10 64bit on it, after that I have this problem.note: all my drivers is up to date. BIOS is up to date according to lenovo website (version 1.88)

Answer:when I restart my computer graphic card don't switch and I should install NVIDIA driver again!!!!


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Hi, I'm still 3 days old to Windows 7 and i had this problem.
I installed the latest driver for Windows 7 for my display card ATI HD3870 and downloaded the driver from the official website.
My problem is, after installing the driver.
The installer didn't prompt me to restart the computer.
But since my notification area didn't appear any of ATI icon so i restart it.
But yet after restarting my pc i still don't see any icon and i went to check program files and i saw ati technologies but inside it i don't see a single item.
It's an empty folder.
So did i went to device manager and right click on my display driver and press update driver but it says I'm on the latest driver already.
This is so confusing! Anyone help me please??!

Answer:After installing ATI Driver, restart but shows nothing

i think i know why, maybe because i only downloaded the "Display Driver" but not the catalyst software suite, downloading now, hope it works !

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Hey guys, I've read a bunch of posts of this happening to people too but it doesn't seem like there was a permanent solution to any of them. I just installed windows 7 on a dell dimension 3000 and im using the onboard video. Everytime i reboot it wants to automatically install the "Standard VGA Display Driver" even though I uninstall it and install the Intel Display Driver that works much better and actually plays movies. I even moved the display.inf out of the windows folder but now when i restart it still trys to install another driver over the one i have and just says that it cant find the driver for the device. And since I cant install the drivers then plug the device in, i'm kind of stuck in a rut right now. Any suggestions? I really appreciate it.

Answer:Windows 7 keeps installing its own driver restart

Hi cland410 and welcome to the forums. Download this driver and see if it installs without any issues. Download Link:

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I just put this computer together and got everything up and running and this was happening yesterday too but not quite as bad as today, but Im hoping there is no damaged hardware since all of it is brand new and just came out of the box.
After the restart and windows runs the problem check this is what is described in the details:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: a
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: FFFFF80005075F4B
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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Windows 7 Privacy Statement - Microsoft Windows

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:

The OS is Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1. If anyone could help me figure out what this is and how I could fix it, you would be a life saver!

Answer:Blue screen frequently showing then forcing restart

I'm pretty sure there is damaged hardware at fault here, which may be caused by shipping issues or manufacturing flaws. This is a relatively common occurrence with PC hardware in comparison with other industry products, especially with cheaper brand items.

Anyways, you can first give us a JCGriff Report. If there's the possibility of drivers being cause, turn on DV as well.

For hardware tests, you can perform some of the following:

GPU: MemtestG80/CL
CPU: Prime95 (Torture Test; Large FFTs; 9+ hours)
RAM: Memtest86+ (7+ passes)

Also run HWInfo with Sensors only checked. Record two 30-minute logs: one during idle, and one during high load (gaming, benchmarks, etc.).

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hi i have an hp x16t-1200 and crashes and i dont know what else to do i have tried changing OS form vista home premium 64-bit to 7 home premium 64-bit and then toa a 7 profesional 32-bit updating bios and all drivers unmarking the automatic restart when error and my notebook doesent have more than a couple of months.

if anybody has had a problem like this one please tell what it help

PS:sorry for the english

Answer:my hp x16t-1200 crashes and restart without showing any error screen

Quote: Originally Posted by kbzon

hi i have an hp x16t-1200 and crashes and i dont know what else to do i have tried changing OS form vista home premium 64-bit to 7 home premium 64-bit and then toa a 7 profesional 32-bit updating bios and all drivers unmarking the automatic restart when error and my notebook doesent have more than a couple of months.

if anybody has had a problem like this one please tell what it help

PS:sorry for the english

Do you ever get a blue screen?

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Hi,I have serious problem with my HP 8760W Elitebook.I have upgraded to Win10 and everything was OK, I was more satisfied as with Win7Pro. But first time after month and second time after 3 months win10 crashed to repair screen and nothing was possible to do only clear installation of win 7 with disk format.I use all new drivers and bios - F.62. So I decided to stay with Win7, but now I have problem with graphics (nvidia Quadro 4000M). When I install nvidia driver (I have tried several versions including 341.95) it needs restart and then I get black screen during start and sometimes blue screen and it restarts  again. Only thing that will help is to use F8, start windows in safe mode and remove nvidia driver. Then it  again automatically load standard vga graphics driver. It uses only 16MB of memory, allows to run in 1920x1080 mode, but nothing more. Windows experience index is 1 due to graphics. What can I do to start running my nvidia quadro 4000m? Thank you very much.

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Hello Here's the problem: I have no audio. All devices are ok, and soundmax integrated digital HD audio shows fine in device manager. What I do is uninstall that driver, and reinstall. (I have win xp, and I'm using the one downloaded from lenovo directly named 7ka117ww Tried deleting first (when running setup) or directly reinstalling. Every time I install audio comes back, but then dissapears after rebooting. So I have some audio when I install (I'm being prompted to restart, and that time I hear audio ok).Next time the story starts over. For instance right now, in control panel > audio Is all grayed out (and no icon in tray) Can you please help me?

Answer:No audio again and again t61p (installing driver works just until I restart)

  Sounds like you might have audio muted in a bios setting perhaps. I'd look through the settings and if you can't find any place it was disabled try pressing f9 key to load bios defaults, then f10 to save and exit bios. Since it works until you reboot that's the only thing I can think of offhand, but I've worked on over 100 T61 models and never seen this problem.        

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I'm having a weird issue.

Every time I Restart my Laptop, the Lock Screen does not show the Welcome Screen and skips directly to the User Account login screen. Actually, it shows a darkish blue screen for a couple of seconds and then jumps to the user account login.

When I use the logout function or the shutdown (and I power it back on) everything works normally.

I have ran SFC / Scannow in windows (8.1 by the way).

Any suggestion ?


Answer:Welcome Screen (Lock Screen Pic) not showing on Restart

I may have misunderstood what you are asking but does this tutorial help?

In Windows 8 and 8.1 there are two "Lock" screens.
The user lock screen is the one that displays when a user locks the PC while still signed in to Windows, and when the user is selected on the sign in screen, times out, and returns to the lock screen. Each user is able to change their lock screen background image to an image of their choice.The default Lock screen image is the one that displays when there are no users currently signed in to Windows or selected on the sign in screen.

See full tutorial here - Lock Screen Default Background Image - Change in Windows 8


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Hi all, as the thread title says, I am having trouble with my laptop. I just reformatted and did a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I have installed all Windows Updates and installed all drivers in the order Dell specifies here: How to reinstall drivers in the correct order | Dell US EXCEPT for the video drivers. I should mention the video drivers I am trying to install are the Intel HD graphics drivers for my onboard graphics. This is because as soon as I do so and restart, Windows hangs on a black screen right after the "Starting Windows" screen and my laptop fan goes on full blast. The computer at this point is unresponsive, forcing me to do a hard power down. The only remedy after this is to either do a system restore to before the video drivers were installed, or boot into safe mode to uninstall the video drivers manually and run CCleaner. The laptop runs fine running on the default "standard VGA drivers" with the exception of poor resolution and unable to run anything graphics intensive. I've tried using drivers from both Dell and Intel's websites, via .exe installers and manually via .zip folders. I've attached my SF diagnostic .zip folder. Also forgot to mention I am running the most updated BIOS with default settings loaded. Please help and thank you in advance!

Answer:Dell N4010 Win 7 x64, freezes on restart after installing video driver

Hello Flipzag and welcome to the Forums,

Please download and install the KB971033 Windows Update.

When done, please follow the Genuine and Activation Posting Instructions and provide us with the log created to see if the update is successfully installed.
Good luck and keep us posted,

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How come every time I try to start up aol my computer just restarts?

Answer:Help Aol Makes My PC Restart.

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So i had to reinstall Windows 8 on my PC, and as usual i install Drivers and such first. Normally it worked, now after i restart the Computer to finish the Driver Updates, i get Black Screen after Windows 8 loading Screen. Can someone help?

Answer:AMD Driver Update. Black Screen after Restart.

If the harddrive is busy/active youll have to wait it out.

Sometimes theres allot to do and unfortunately its doing it while there is no display making you believe something's wrong.

If the harddrive is calm, and there is still no video, then you'll have to start the computer in safe mode.

Depending on your laptop this may be easy or difficult depending on how new your laptop is and the boot speed..

Get into safe mode and uninstall your video drivers, then reboot.

Safe mode is usually entered by repeatedly pressing F8 during boot, but on newer systems it moves too fast..

Others have has success wailing on the spacebar during boot causing windows to respond as if a boot error and gives you the diagnostics option and safemode.

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Hi everybody, hope someone can figure this one out.

I got an LG 24x10x40 CD-R/RW drive installed as Drive "D" on my system. My old 52x cd drive is now drive "E".

The cdrw drive records great on CDRs and CDRW's.

The problem is this: Let's say I record a couple files on a CDRW and then delete one file or even just rename that one file and then take the cdrw out of the drive.

When I then put the cdrw disc back in ... Drive D then keeps saying it is not accessible, that the device is not ready .. like as if there is no disc in it. But if I then restart the system everything is fine. It's real annoying having to restart my system so often when doing lots of work on the cdrw.

It seems as if the drive just can't keep track of what's going on when deletions or changes are made to any of the files.

Has anyone ever encountered these problems with a CD-R/RW drive? I phoned the store back that installed my drive but they aren't any help at all, needless to say I won't be going back there anymore lol.

Any advice or suggestions you might have would be really appreciated, thanks for reading this !

Answer:CDRW makes me restart

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Hello everyone,

Insert any USB device to this computer, Computer keeps restarting and it wont stop doing that until I remove the usb device. I tried with all the usb ports on this computer and problem is the same. Even by hooking up a usb keyboard or mouse, computer wont get to the login screen. it keeps on restarting. It wont even go into 'safe mode'.
Anyone have any clue whats going on and the solution to fix it?

My appreciations in advance!.

Answer:Insert a USB device to this computer, It is going to restart and restart and restart

scroll down to 400, might help.

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Dear Sir/Madam My HP Pavilion 15 Notebook,(product no G4W76PA#UUF )PC is re starting when i' m  connect to the wifi.The error message is driver irql_less_or_not_equal.I did not install any new drivers to my PC as well.Please find me a solution for this matter.  Thank You

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my laptop suddendly restart and blue screen appear (DRIVER IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL(rtwlane.sys)

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Blue screen device/driver causes computer to restart please help....Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:06:21 PM, on 9/1/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\windows\System32\smss.exeC:\windows\system32\winlogon.exeC:\windows\system32\services.exeC:\windows\system32\lsass.exeC:\windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\windows\system32\svchost.exeC:\windows\System32\svchost.exeC:\windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\windows\Explorer.EXEC:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exeC:\windows\AGRSMMSG.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exeC:\Program Files\\Agent\mcagent.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\windows\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exeC:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\InterVideo\Common\Bin\WinCinemaMgr.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exec:\PR... Read more

Answer:Blue screen device/driver causes computer to restart

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EDIT 20/01/13: Okay so I have left it a while to see if I still ran into problems and unfortunately I am.

I THINK it must have something to do with my wifi driver or something as this is how it goes:
- Connected to internet
- Suddenly lose connection
-Computer tells e no networks are available, nothing i do changes this
-Restart computer
-Sticks on restart loading circle
-Blue screen

For the last two days when restarting my laptop (Aspire V3-571G) it hangs on the restarting spinning circle and then crashes to a blue screen saying to search online for DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE for more info.

On successful boot I am greeted with a message asking if I want to send the info to microsoft troubleshoot and that a .dmp file hasbeen created in my mindump folder.

I have honestly no idea what could be causing this.

Can anyone offer me any help? I would really appreciate it.

I have ran the tool provided and hopefully the .zip file will help shed some light on my problem.

Answer:Blue Screen on Restart ( DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE)

Your mini-dumps seem to be pointing at the driver file: vwifibus.sys which is your Virtual WiFi bus driver:

Driver Reference Table

Please make sure you have all the Windows 8 Updates until you can install no more.

I have found a number of drivers you should update or un-install/remove if un-needed as these can also be the cause of your BSODs:

iaStor.sys - Intel Storage Drivers - Driver Reference Table
mwlPSDFilter.sys, mwlPSDVDisk.sys, mwlPSDNServ.sys - EgisTec Inc. Fingerprint Biometrics: Driver Reference Table
bScsiMSa.sys - Broadcom Memory Stick Driver: bscsimsa.sys - What is bscsimsa.sys ?
b57xdbd.sys - Broadcom xD Picture Card Bus Driver: b57xdbd.sys - What is b57xdbd.sys ?
b57xdmp.sys - Broadcom xD Picture Card Miniport Driver: b57xdmp.sys - What is b57xdmp.sys ?
ETD.sys - ELAN PS/2 Port Smart Pad: Driver Reference Table
UBHelper.sys - NTI CD &DVD-Maker or NTI Backup NOW! or NTI CD-Maker by NewTech Infosystems (usually in Acer Empowering Technology): Driver Reference Table
NTIDrvr.sys - NTI CD-ROM Filter Driver by NewTech Infosystems (likely a part of Acer Empowering Technology): Driver Reference Table
IntcDAud.sys - Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD Driver: Driver Reference Table
TurboB.sys - Intel Turbo Boost Driver: Driver Reference Table

You might also want to make sure your Acer is fully updated to the Windows 8 64 bit drivers. This includes chipset/motherboard and others:

I've noticed that your BIO... Read more

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[email protected],

i have with my M50-181 and Winrar in the past time a problem. My system crashes down and makes a restart, when i want to archive a file. I have the latest verison of Winrar, 3.51, and lastest Windows XP updates.

After restart i send the bug report to Microsoft. After that i am forward to the Microsoft webpage. It says, that this crash is a product of a failed driver in my system. But they can't tell me, which driver is the cause for the crash.

Has anybody else the same or similar problem? Can somebody help me?

Thanks and cheers,


Answer:Satellite M50-181: OS crashes down and makes a restart when using Winrar


How about older versions of the WinRar?
Did you try to install other versions?

I have never heard about such problems. I use also a Winrar (Older versions) and all works properly.

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I have the latest version of Chrome and it's always asking me to log in each time I start the browser. This wasn't a problem before.

Did a couple of Google searches and didn't come up with a solution that worked.

Thanks for all the help.

Answer:Chrome update makes me log in on browser restart

This happens for me on Chrome and Firefox on 4 separate PCs.

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Every time I instert my USB flash drive into any USB slot on my computer, the computer restarts. If I insert any other device into the USB slots they work fine and the computer does NOT restart. It does it just with my flash drives.

Any ideas???????????


Answer:USB Flash Drive makes my computer restart????

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Hey ppl Im running windows XP Pro with service pack 2 and I had installed the K-Lite codec pack version 227f according to the installer and I am having a problem with many avi's in windows media player and media player classic where it would play for about 2 minutes and then make the PC automatically restart. This hasnt happened for real player files or wmv's. The videos are good because they work on my friends pc. So does anyone know what the problem is and how I can go about fixing it? Thank you for any help.

Answer:Media player makes computer restart

I tried what Achookang does in this thread but it doesnt work for me so any other solutions or maybe my problem is a little different? thanx in advance for any help.

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Hi this is my first post here at BC so please bear with me. My computer keeps shutting down after 60s, this after a notification that service.exe has encounterd a problem. Im shutting this down by --> Run --> shutdown -a But seems that i cant get rid of the virus/trojan or what it is. Ive tried ccleaner, trenmicrohousecall, mcaffee, regcure, but still have the problem. The services.exe still crashes, and my computer keeps restarting nearly everytime I turn it on. I post my HJT logg here for any supervirus slayer to find out the problem, thanks alot! here's the error file:szAppName : services.exe szAppVer : 5.1.2600.2180 szModName : unknownszModVer : offset : 00a75592Tech information:C:\DOCUME~1\THOMAS~1\LOKALA~1\Temp\WERa2b9.dir00\services.exe.mdmpC:\DOCUME~1\THOMAS~1\LOKALA~1\Temp\WERa2b9.dir00\appcompat.txtLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 13:21:07, on 24/02/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\... Read more

Answer:Service.exe Problem Makes Computer Restart Every 60 Seconds!

I apologize for the very long delay. We have a huge backlog of HijackThis Logs to handle and it has been taking us greater time than normal to get caught up. If you are still having a problem, and want us to analyze your information, please post a brand new hijackthis log. If we do not hear back from you within a couple of days we will need to close your topic.When posting your logs please post them directly into the reply. Do not attach them.Also make sure you have already followed the steps outlined below:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis LogThank you for your patience.

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The problem is that when i plug in a hard drive the computer cuts off in a few seconds. The power led and hdd led stay on but everything else shuts off. I have to completely turn off the p/s by the switch to get it to start again. This had been happening for awhile but it would only do it once and then it would start and run fine. I bought a new hdd as an upgrade and i tried to run it but whenever it was plugged in it constantly made the computer turn off. I tried to use the old hdd but it does the same now. Whenever they are not plugged in the computer boots and posts fine. I figure this is the p/s, but I wanted to make sure there wasn't anything thing else i should check or worry about. So any suggestions would be appreciated. I don't want to get the wrong part. Thanks in advance--

Answer:Solved: Hard Drive Makes computer restart

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I came across a video, and i had to upgrade my flash player to play it. I did, and ever since my computer has been restarting on its own, anytime it wants! Aldo, there's a reset password option thing when i start my computer, like someone is controling it! What's going on?

UPDATE : i unistalled FP and redawnloaded it, the pc hasnt restarted yet, though the net seems to be awefully slow!

Answer:Solved: Adobe Flash Player makes my computer restart.

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Hi, let me make a list.

1) Bought a new C-Media 5.1 audio card.

2) Inserts into PCI-slot makes computer auto-start.

3) Windows does not auto install the card, but the drives on the CD works perfectly and the sound is fine. No problems in device manage.

4) But when I shutdown, the computer restats. Happens every time. Have to shutdown manually on the button.

5) Tried a different PCI-slot, but problem persists.

6) Tried temporarily removing the card and windows shuts down as intended.


Answer:C-Media audio card makes windows restart on shutdown

How long ago was the purchase ? Can you return it and try another brand ?

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Whenever I connect to the internet at my brothers house (whether wirelessly or with a cord--its the same either way) I get a text box saying windows has encountered a critical error and will restart in one minute. It only happens at this location--its fine everywhere else. Only my computer has this problem--other laptops that usually use my home network are fine.

Anyone know what the problem could be?

Answer:Connecting to the internet at my brothers house makes computer restart

Please show the following for your PC connected at your house (or somewhere) and for one of the PCs connected at your brother's house. Be sure to specify which is which. Maybe we can find a clue in the output.

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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This has just been occuring recently. I have only had this laptop for about 3 and 1/2 months and it was working fine before. I have been trying to convert to digital and import all of my CDs into my computer. After importing many CDs, I started having problems with my cd-rom.

I have been using I-tunes to import CDs, but this also happens after experimenting with Windows Media Player. The CD will import about half way, and then the speed will start going lower and lower. The cd-rom will sound like it is revving up and stopping, importing a little, and then repeating the process. Eventually it will stop importing, but continue to make this revving sound like it is trying to but can't. At this point I hit stop importing, but it keeps making the noise. After exiting the program the computer will continue to make this revving sound and the CD will not eject. I then have to restart/shut down the computer to stop this noise and get the CD out.

After this started happening, some CDs that would previously load would not even load. When I put some CDs in, the computer will just make a "blearp" noise and not even spin the CD. When I go to Computer and click the E drive it will say no CD is in, and then eject the CD that is in there and say to insert a CD.

Any help is appreciated. I have tried searching for this problem on google, but the symptoms other people were having seemed different. THANKS!


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Hey guys. I'm exhausted! I've been trying to chase down this problem all day. Here's what I got.

I just moved over my old system into my wife's case. Everything worked fine in mine and moved over:

mobo: Gigabyte GA-7vt600 1394 w/ amd 3000 cpu and 2gb of ram
psu: Enermax ELT500awt (500 watts)
hd: new seagate 160gb ide w/ xp pro freshly installed.
and gpu: bfg 512mb 7600gs (which seems to be the issue)
(if I'm leaving out anything important, let me know)

Again, everything worked peachy in my machine, I essentially just switched cases minus her dvd drives and wireless card. But now, whenever I try to install the nvidia drivers, the screen goes blank.

The first issue was that I get this error: "The NVIDIA Setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit." Which I didn't really mind because I wanted the latest driver anyway. So I went and downloaded 178.13 which just came out yesterday or something and everytime I try to install it, it eventually goes blank (though the rest of the computer still runs).

So then I have to boot into safe mode to uninstall it. Then I tried both 91.47 and 93.71 from suggestions off of some old posts and I get the same error.

I downloaded the latest 4-in-1 mobo chipsets and installed them. As well as the latest directx 9.0c and get the same result.

I've run a driver cleaner program and cleaned out the registry. I even tried... Read more

Answer:Screen goes blank after installing nvidia driver

Prior to trying to install the graphics drivers, you did install all the mobo chipset drivers didn`t you?

If not, I suggest you do so.


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Hi, i have this problem where my computer gives me blank screen with blinking cursor or "_" when i'm installing nvidia forceware of any version. My computer was totally fine before i brought it to motherboard reparation place because some of the pins are bent. Now, sometimes it just stays blank screen and sometimes it then restarts. That kind of problem is on Vista though. On XP, it just won't let me go further than the Welcome screen or it just gives me 4-bit color on 640x480 resolution. However, i am able to install the video driver came from the cd. It's been weeks like this and i haven't found a solution. The technician can't repair it either. I have tried flashing bios, format my computer, reseat my video card but nothing works. Can anyone help me please?

My spec :
MSI Platinum 975X V2
Intel C2D E6400
A-Data Vitesta Extreme Edition 2GB
CoolerMaster 450W

Answer:Blank Screen when installing Nvidia Driver

What pins were bent? What did they do? Does the video card have the separate power connector connected to it?

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Hi, i have this problem where my computer gives me blank screen with blinking cursor or "_" when i'm installing nvidia forceware of any version. My computer was totally fine before i brought it to motherboard reparation place because some of the pins are bent. Now, sometimes it just stays blank screen and sometimes it then restarts. That kind of problem is on Vista though. On XP, it just won't let me go further than the Welcome screen or it just gives me 4-bit color on 640x480 resolution. However, i am able to install the video driver came from the cd. It's been weeks like this and i haven't found a solution. The technician can't repair it either. I have tried flashing bios, format my computer, reseat my video card but nothing works. Can anyone help me please?

My spec :
MSI Platinum 975X V2
Intel C2D E6400
A-Data Vitesta Extreme Edition 2GB
CoolerMaster 450W

Answer:Blank Screen when installing Nvidia Driver

Sorry for the late reply. My internet speed is 56K so downloading the thing takes quite some time. Anyway, the driver still doesn't work. My computer hung at the Welcome screen. Do you have any other suggestions?

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hi, i just joined and this is my first post.

anyways, my computer is the HP Pavilion a6077c.

heres the specifications:

Driver update file:

anyways, every time when i try to the latest Nvidia driver, whose file name is mentioned above, i immediately get the black screen and/or the monitor itself just closes in the middle of the install. surprisingly, if i hook up another monitor, the second monitor will work while the first one will stay black/closed, however the furthest it goes is to the desktop, which has no icon, no taskbar, only wallpaper shows, also right-clicking works but none of the options appeared in the right-click menu works.

after that, no matter how many time i reboot the computer, it stays the same although safe mode works flawlessly. i haven't tried uninstalling the driver in safe mode after it started black screening me since i didnt thought of it at the time and this is my 4th reformat. from last reformat, even though the driver provided by Nividia causes the black screen problems, the one provided by HP didnt cause any problem. and sicne the last few black screen problem and reformat, my computer stopped showing the HP's splash screen when turning on, it just stays black until to the login/welcome screen.

i also did some googling around, as far as i know, there isnt any solid fixes or wor... Read more

Answer:need help - black screen appear after installing nvidia driver

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Friday April 27 I kept on hearing the Windows XP opening fanfare interwoven with my nightmares. At 9 AM I discovered that Windows had been stopping and restarting since 4 AM. The blue stop screen said:
Technical information:
***STOP: 0x0000008e (0xC0000005, 0xFAF3339E, 0xF9B2BAB4, 0x00000000)
I was only able to break the cycle by starting in safe mode, unistalling McAfee, restarting in normal mode with no protection, and downloading McAfee again from the web site. After that I thought I had the problem whipped, until next Friday morning when it started again at 4 AM.

Now I know that it starts when McAfee scans my computer for viruses, whether automatically or because I manually called for a scan.

I got help from McAfee's online chat technical support people. First they sent me MCPR.exe to do a better removal job than the Windows removal service. I ran this iteratively until after the run it had found nothing to remove. Also I removed all TEMP files, .TMP files, and Temporary Internet Files. I ran the McAfee Free Scan and it found nothing.

Usually after an error stop and restart Windows scans the directory structure of the disk. Almost always it names a McAfee file, says that the first allocation unit is not valid, and truncates the entry. Then there are lost chains that it converts into a file with a name Windows invents, FILE0000.CHK. One such file in \Windows\Prefetch was and another was I saved the first f... Read more

Answer:Virus scan makes Windows stop, blaming mferkdk.sys, restart and repeat endlessly

BUMP bump

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Hello to everyone

My Operating System Crashes [Blue Screen of Death] after the Windows Intro Splash screen.

My Laptop Specs:
Model: Asus A8js
Video Card: NVIDIA 7700 GeForce Go 512mb
Processor: Intel Core2 Duo T7400
RAM: 2gb

Operating System: Windows XP/ Windows 7

I've recently installed my Operating System from Windows XP SP2 to Windows 7.

At first run everything seemed to be working well. But, after installing the NVIDIA driver downloaded straight from the NVIDIA website [179.48_notebook_vista32 *which was directed to me after choosing NVIDIA 7700 GeForce Go on the selection*] the computer crashes.

This is the Blue Screen of Death that happens right after the Windows 7 Splash Screen [Intro]

I also tried to reinstall back to Windows XP hoping for the problem would not be there.
But, I've discovered there are abnormal blue lines on the splash screen.

Blue Screen of death does not occur rather it displays blank screen.

Whenever I restart this is the view on the boot-up screen:

I've deduced that:
Crashing/ Blue Screen of Death only occurs when I install the NVIDIA Driver.
But, you can still be able to navigate in windows without any problem not until you install the NVIDIA driver.

The interface in the operating system is normal and functions well. But, available resolutions is only in 1024x768 [NVIDIA Driver not yet installed][Display Adaptor: Strandard VGA Display Adaptor] *Installing the driver would crash the system upon restartin... Read more

Answer:Blue Screen of Death caused by installing NVIDIA Driver

Its most likly cause the drivers not fully compatible with win7.

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Did a clean/fresh install of W10 thinking it will solve all the issues I was having with it previously. Boy was I wrong!
As soon as I install Nvidia drivers, I get constant mouse/screen freeze for about 1-5 seconds constantly and randomly. This problem goes away when I uninstall the Nvidia drivers.

Have tried many different Nvidia drivers, always same thing happens. I use DDU in safe mode to clean all Nvidia drivers, to no success.

Anyone else experience this, anyone able to help me fix it. Thanks.


Think I may have fixed it. Installed latest, chipset and mouse drivers.

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When I go to the Windows 10 update/restart menu the part that allows you to set a certain time to update/restart does not show for me. I've been to all the links that tell you how to do it but That section does't show up. I see the drop down box that says 'Notify to schedule restart" but I don't see the time slots to put in for the restart to happen.

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Im running XP SP2 and when i restart my pc my 2nd DVD drive does not show up in "my computer" but for some reason when i shut down the PC and then fire it back up there it this something that can be fixed or am i going to have to shut down everything as opposed to restarting from now on? Thank you for your help.

Answer:WIN XP not showing 2nd DVD drive on restart

Hi and welcome. I think I'd check for loose connections first, then be sure your power supply is adequate for everything you have connected.

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Murphy's Law - my wife & I had just spent an hour or so checking out some Black Friday TV bargains & comparing three possible items. Just about to go ahead, clicked on 'Add to Basket' and the screen went black for several seconds. Then up came what appeared to be the usual MS message about installing a WU - don't touch the keyboard or words to that effect.

Made a coffee, looked at some TV and about an hour later when I looked again, my MS account sign-in screen (stage 2 - password) was showing. I thought it was the main WU Cumulative that failed earlier in the week but it wasn't. When I checked Update History there was nothing new added, my failed update was still showing and a check for updates brought up 'Up to Date.

Where can I look for details of this event please?

PS My first paragraph was for effect - I would have been in the deep doobies (a technical term) if the intrusion had caused my wife to lose the bargain - there were only two available. Fortunately there was one left when we got through again.

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Hello experts,

I have a 500gb external HDD of Hitachi. After i restarted my system with the HDD still plugged in, after restart HDD is not booting and showing in my computer or in the disk management?

Kindly help to resolve the issue.

Answer:Extrenal HDD not showing after system restart

try disconnecting, then reconnecting the drive.

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I've got a problem. This laptop starts over after reboot, within 2 minutes. Gets the error: Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart in one minute.

MS Security Essentials thinks it has SIREFIR. But wont clean. I cant get MALWAREBYTES to run.

Would hate to reinstall... Attached is FRST log.

What's my next step?

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST written by Farbar) Version: 25-07-2012 01
Ran by SYSTEM at 25-07-2012 11:22:11
Running from F:\
Windows 7 Enterprise (X86) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet003

========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============

HKLM\...\Run: [GrooveMonitor] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe" [30040 2009-02-26] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe [141848 2009-09-23] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [173592 2009-09-23] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe [150552 2009-09-23] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe" [843712 2012-01-02] (Adobe Systems Incorporated)
HKLM\...\Run: [AppleSyncNotifier] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device... Read more

Answer:Restart loop: Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart in one minute

Please do the following:Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below. (To do this highlight the contents of the box, right click on it and select copy. Right-click in the open notepad and select Paste). Save it on the flashdrive as fixlist.txt start
HKLM\...\Run: [] [x]
C:\Users\Project 9\AppData\Local\{afa9be9c-6e25-844d-0d21-e6f80b2448ce}
endNOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on this particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating systemNow please enter System Recovery Options then select Command PromptRun FRST (or FRST64 if you have the 64bit version) and press the Fix button just once and wait.The tool will make a log on the flashdrive (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.While you are still booted into System Recovery Options run FRST.

Type the following in the edit box after "Search:" so it looks like this:

Search: services.exe
Click Search button and post the log it makes to your reply.Reboot Normally.

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Hi,i have a 5-month old lenovo G460 with W7 64-bit OS.since a couple of weeks my laptop is having some won't wakeup from sleep model, i have to shutdown and restart by pressing the power button. Also,when i click on the restart button on start menu, it shuts down , but won't restart, again i ahve press the power button. i searched the web and this forum for similar kind of issue and tried all the solutions, but i still have the problem. i tried the following1. downloaded the bios (followed steps on lenovo support website).2. downloaded power management3. system recovery (one month)4. unchecked the power option on wireless Please let me know if there are any other solutions. I called the lenovo support and they say it is software issue and not a hardware issue. this is so frustating. Please help me.thank you all in advance. regards,-SPReddy

Answer:G460 does not wakeup from sleep mode. Also, when asked to restart it won't restart automatically.

No one has a solution for this? please help.thanks-spreddy

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This just happened recently but my pc been restarting decom process stopping and even more recently plug and play i have just cleared a bunch of PUP from my pc using malwarebytes, hitmanPro,JRT,and adwarecleaner

Hijackthis log: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:49:19 AM, on 1/11/2014
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTShellHlp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NVIDIA Update Core\NvTmru.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Pando Networks\Media Booster\PMB.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NETGEAR\WNA3100\WNA3100.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver\Application\iusb3mon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\TabTip32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blank
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Answer:DCOM process server failure restart and plug and play restart

Here is the Ark.txt and the specs

:GMER 2.1.19163 -
Rootkit scan 2014-01-11 07:02:21
Windows 6.1.7600 x64 \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\Ide\IdeDeviceP2T0L0-4 ST1000DM003-9YN162 rev.CC4C 931.51GB
Running: ctobjibr.exe; Driver: C:\Users\KITSUN~1\AppData\Local\Temp\pxtyipow.sys
---- Kernel code sections - GMER 2.1 ----

.text C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\USBPORT.SYS!DllUnload fffff880045bdc34 12 bytes {MOV RAX, 0xfffffa800e41a2a0; JMP RAX}

---- User code sections - GMER 2.1 ----

.text C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe[800] C:\Windows\system32\ole32.dll!CoGetClassObject 000007fefe7a7728 14 bytes {JMP QWORD [RIP+0x0]}
.text C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe[800] C:\Windows\system32\ole32.dll!CoCreateInstance 000007fefe7b87a0 9 bytes {JMP QWORD [RIP+0x0]}
.text C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe[800] C:\Windows\system32\ole32.dll!CoCreateInstance + 11 000007fefe7b87ab 3 bytes [00, 00, 00]
.text C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe[800] C:\Windows\system32\wininet.dll!HttpSendRequestW 000007fefe382f84 14 bytes {JMP QWORD [RIP+0x0]}
.text C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe[800] C:\Windows\system32\wininet.dll!HttpSendRequestA 000007fefe3f7210 14 bytes {JMP QWORD [RIP+0x0]}
.text C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe[800] C:\Windows\system32\WS2_32.dll!GetAddrInfoW + 1 000007fefece3101 13 bytes {JMP QWORD [RIP+0x0]}
.text C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe[800] C:\Windows\system32\WS2_32.dll!GetAddrInfoExW + 1 000007fefecece71 13 bytes {JMP QWORD [RIP+0x0]}
.text C:\Windows\sys... Read more

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I just rebuilt my game pc and ever since I installed windows 7 64bit anytime I hit restart it says windows is shutting down, the screen goes black and stays black. I have to press the power button to force a shut down and then restart it. BUT, if I shut down windows with the shut down button the pc powers off normally and hitting the power button makes it boot just fine. So everything works perfect, except when I try to use the restart button on windows it hangs after it says shutting down windows.

I have every update available from windows update installed already, disc has service pack 1 on it already.

I am running windows 7 64 bit pro installed. (I did a clean install, no upgrades)

My hardware in it is...... (everything has the current drivers installed)

Gigabyte z170xp-sli motherboard that has the current bios installed.

Intel core i7 6700k 4.0ghz cpu.

Crucial mx300 SSD hard drive.

Evga gtx 1070 video card.

Sound blaster z sound card.

16gb corsair ddr4 ram.

Corsair 650 watt PSU.

27 inch samsung monitor connected via hdmi.

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Hey guys, the title actually says it all. I installed the nvidia geforce 310m driver and everytime its enabled and I try to switch the notebook on theres only a black screen...

Ive looked for solutions but most of them are for computers where you can easily take graphics cards in and out, but I can't do that because im a newbie, i dont wanna open the laptop because I might mess something up

Please help!

Also sometimes it does work, but when the Nvidia driver IS enabled it goes laggy and i got this "MEMORY_MANAGEMENT" blue screen of death, help please!

Answer:Black screen after installing Nvidia GeForce 310M driver on my MSI CX623 notebook

Could be an unsupported driver. Uninstall the drivers and try using the version available from the laptop manufacturers website.

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I have to update my Vaio Update software (version 3) to version 4. The instructions on the Sony website say:

1. Download the file to a temporary or download directory (Please note this directory for reference later).
2. Uninstall the existing VAIO Update and restart the unit.
3. After the unit has restarted, please go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click EP0000162589.exe.
4. Follow the instructions displayed in the installation wizard.
5. After installation is completed, please restart the computer.

All is clear to me, except that I don't know whether "unit" is another word for "computer", or something different altogether...? If they mean the same thing, then the same word should be used. Anyway, I don't know whether I have to reboot my computer after removing Vaio Update 3 or whether I can install version 4 directly after removing version 3. Sorry if this sounds silly.

Answer:Solved: Restart the unit=restart the computer? Didn't understand Vaio Update instruct

ok download the file to for example my docs next uninstall version3 and restart your comp next get the file from my docs double click the exe follow the wizard instructions when finished restart again hope this helps

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Hi All,

I have read many, many other threads that address infinite reboot loops, but none of the solutions have resolved my issue. I am hoping the community might be able to help me identify this problem.

I have just recently replaced my CPU and MB with the items listed below. After installing hardware, I ran KillDisk on the HDD, which will zero out the entire drive. The computer boots normally and will load into windows installation without issue. However, once Windows reboots to start windows for the first time, it is unable to do so. The load windows logo screen will load, and approximately right before Windows would normally load my screen goes black, the system turns off, sits off for about 1-2 seconds, and then turns itself back on and repeats this boot process. It turns off and restarts at the same time every time.

Steps I have done so far in an attempt to resolve the issue but failed with no change in the rebooting behavior:

1) removed all non-essential hardware (CPU, 1 stick of RAM, DVD drive, and Video card were the only things left), and tried reinstalling windows.

2) Swapping out one of the 2 RAM sticks I have to make sure it wasn't defective.

3) Trying to install Windows on a new harddrive to rule out that the HDD was defective.

4) trying to boot from the CD (After the initial install had partially finished) to see if HDD was related in anyway.

5) Installed a very simple DVI video card to see if ATI card may be the cause.

6) Resetting CMOS and rein... Read more

Answer:One initial Install Restart, Windows gets stuck in a restart loop

Sorry you are having these problems. You have already done the most logical things. If it's not the memory, or the video card, or the hard drive, and the only things you have changed are the cpu and mobo, then you might wonder if there is a problem with one of the two. You could always boot a live CD of Ubuntu to see how your computer responds. Or XP installation sounds like a great idea for a test.

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Here is the log, I'll edit this if it needs to be formatted differentlyLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:13:14 PM, on 8/27/2007Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\ASUS\Net4Switch\Net4Switch.exeC:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCD.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL\sm56hlpr.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Media\DMedia.exeC:\Program Files\ChkMail\ChkMail\ChkMail.exeC:\Windows\ASScrPro.exeC:\Program Files\ASUS\ASUS Direct Console\LCMP.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\ASUS\Asus MultiFrame\MultiFrame.exeC:\Program Files\SetPoint\SetPoin... Read more

Answer:Cwshredder Is Showing Jksearch And Hidden.dll Every Restart

Sorry for the delay. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis LogWhen posting the log, please reboot first, do not run cwshredder and fix anything, and post a new hjt log.

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please somebody can help about this annoying popup? this prob show after i update my windows 10.dont know what bug, please help..regards

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So my computer had been running fine until I got a BSOD (Windows 10) with 'attempted to write to read only memory' message. After the computer restarted, my monitor was suddenly no longer getting a signal.
I hadn't touched any of the hardware and the computer was working fine before so I'm really unsure as to what the problem is

Answer:Monitor showing no signal after PC restart (BSOD)

First step: Turn everything off and unplug the lot. Plug into the mains again, after a couple of minutes, and reboot the whole system.
While this will not a cure something serious that has gone wrong, it sometimes solves the problem and costs nothing but time!

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I am having an issue with a Seagate external USB hard drive that I have connected to my Windows 7 PC. It is powered on when I start my computer. When I go to "my computer" to look for the drive, it is not there. I disconnect power to the drive and hear the Windows hardware disconnect sound, leading me to believe that Windows did acknowledge that is was indeed connected. I plug the hard drive back in and suddenly the drive shows up and all is well. Why is this happening and what can I do to make it work normally?

I'll also add that when I start my computer with the drive turned off, when I do power up the drive...nothing. It only seems to work when the drive is on when Windows is started. Any ideas?


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Every time I get to choose the color settings e.g. contrast, brightness these stuff, it gets back to default settings after I restart my PC!

I appreciate your help.

Answer:How to save nVidia color settings even after I restart PC ?

The latest beta drivers (285.XX) have fixed it. Install those.

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Built my own PC almost 2 years ago and has been down since around Christmas with the same issue. Every time I install Nvidia drivers for my graphics card and it either reboots during install or it will get stuck in the restart loop after I reboot to complete installation. I thought it was my Graphics Card so I sent it in to be replaced came back with same issue, Thought it was the hard drive so I replaced it but no luck having same issues. I have been messing with this for almost 6 months and would just like my PC back. If someone could help I would be forever grateful. attached file to help with trouble shooting.

Answer:Restart Loop after installation of Nvidia Drivers

I am extremely sorry that this thread was not attended to. There are not many people in this field.
In case you still require help, kindly respond to this thread and I will be notified via email and you should expect a response from me in 48 hours.


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Can somebody do a test for me? Last time in my house was power outage , and after next boot i had this error in event viewer:

Faulting application name: NvStreamUserAgent.exe, version: 7.1.2071.1338, time stamp: 0x5726e1d3 Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 10.0.10586.306, time stamp: 0x571af2eb Exception code: 0xc0000005 Fault offset: 0x000000000002e909 Faulting process ID: 0x2eb8 Faulting application start time: 0x01d1ab42563e84e5 Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvStreamSrv\NvStreamUserAgent.exe Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll Report ID: 60f4acee-7366-4535-b87a-6870b161075a Faulting package full name: Faulting package-relative application ID:

So can somebody force manually restart pc ( like power cut ) and check if event viewer is nvstreamuseragent error and post screen ,please?Can somebody with nvidia gpu force manually restart pc and then check event viewer,for me?

Answer:Can somebody with nvidia gpu force manually restart pc and then check

From the attention notice at the top of your post and the top of the forum:

Please do not post anything other than Windows 10 Blue Screen Of Death problems in this section.

Post this in the General Support | Windows 10 Forums

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Hello everyone.

i have a strange problem

when i restart my computer i takes too much time for windows to finish loading.

but then if i turn off my computer and immediatly turn it on again it start very quickly.

how should i fix it?

Answer:windows 8.1 long restart but fast restart when turning on

Is Fast Boot in the Power Options of the Control Panel turned on or off?
Laptop or Desktop?

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Hey everyone...Having some trouble restarting my laptop. I go to restart it and it shuts down to restart and just stays at a black screen so i have to shut down and restart with the power button. Any ideas on how i could go about fixing this? I really don't want to re-install windows. I'm running windows 7 home edition 64bit on a compaq presario cq50 229-wm....Also i don't have a install disc cause i have a recovery drive in it....Thanks!

Answer:Failure to restart when i restart my compaq cq50 laptop

Hello and welcome gr8 try following this Startup Repair

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While I was away I let vidoe play on my monitors and when I came back My PC restarted and my usb key board and mouse did not work. Luckly I have a PS/2 key board connected to my PC for such an emergency. Then from their I shut down the PC but I did a restart and during the shut down phase It gave me a BSOD.
The restart reinitialized both my keyboard and mouse. And when my PC started back up after proper shut down and I let it set for a while it gave me this.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: fe
BCP1: 0000000000000008
BCP2: 0000000000000006
BCP3: 0000000000000006
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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This is my first post I hope I followed the proper procedure.

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Answer:Keyborad and Mouse did fuction after restart BSOD during next Restart

Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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Just bought a satellite c55-5-137 laptop and when i start the computer this message is showing : No bootable device -- Please restart system.
Tried to boot from win7 usb, same message. Also in bios i don't have the option to disable secure boot, the only option is uefi (greyed out). Help needed .

Answer:Satellite C55-5-137 showing: No bootable device Please restart system

I presume the HDD is somehow not visible for your system.
When you enter BIOS is HDD listed and detected properly?
Try to set BIOS to default settings and check it again.

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Recently bought Nokia Lumia 530 8.1
Memory card- san disk sd hc
Apps downloaded from store onto sd card not working only displaying names no icons after restart....plz help

Answer:Why is my Lumia 530 not showing apps installed on sd card after restart?

Did you install apps? You can't just download from the store.
Did you reset the phone or just power it off?

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The hide inactive icons in the notification area is unchecked for all users::::::::

The best way I can describe this issue which is the first time I have ever encountered in a p.c. since 1986 is to say if you do a shut down and then boot the computer it will show only three to four icons in the notification area. However if you do a restart from the same boot that shows the limited icons, all icons show up when the p.c. comes back from the "restart" command. I have wracked my rather impressive knowlege base and the net and I am not finding any that sounds remotely similar.

You are usually always the reference material for some of the more unusual situations that have arisen in the past and i am sincerely mystified by this one so I am praying that I articulated this well enough for the situation to be understood.

Thanks so much to all for any and all help and/or guidance.
AJ Evans

Answer:Windows XP Pro startup and restart showing different in notification area

I've edited your post for language. Even in the form of an acronym, it's not appropriate for our family friendly site so please be more careful in the future.

As for your problem, unfortunately, I'm still not understanding it fully. Are you saying sometimes when you reboot there are only a few icons in the notification area and other times there are several? Also, I'm not sure what you mean by "limited icons".

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I have an old Dell 4500s desktop PC with the following config:
CPU Type: Intel Pentium 4, 1.7 GHz
RAM: 1280 MB (256mb dell ram) + (PC3200 DDR SDRAM kingston)
Video Adapter Intel(R) 82845G/GL Graphics Controller

I am having a frequent restart whenever I open a video file.
When I play a movie using window media player , VLC and others , it became black screen for 2 second then resizes the monitor resolution to 640480 and displays everything in 4 colors 16 bit.

My problem started on a day where I frequently open a .mkv file video file before the ffdshow being load up.Upon that ialmrnt5 display error everything turn into 640480 resolution and 16 bit and since then it shows frequently the ialmrnt5 display error whenever I open .avi some stream .wmv video file and even full screen games.It only happen when I open a video files and high resolution game.

I had try and reinstall the ffdcode and install dell driver from the provided dell cd an old driver but didn't help a bit.
I did not try the new dell intel GMA driver because I scare it'll cause more problem.
The weird thing where at dell driver website , they have 4 types of video adapter driver where my dell cd only have one driver 'Intel(R) 82845G/GL'
Can someone kindly guide me which driver to install ?

I hope someone can help me to read the minidump since I didn't know how to read it.I w... Read more

Answer:Pc auto restart and showing ialmrnt5 display error

If you run Everest you can identify whether you have Grantsdale or Springdale or whatever and then use the appropriate download.

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I have a HP pavilion M7590 PC.I have contacted their support and have been told to recover windows.My problem is that the PC boots from startup fine everytime and shutsdown OK everytime.However if I restart it shutsdown then hangs on the Bios HP screen ie the screen (press F1 or esc or recovery drive). THe hard drive lights solildy for a while then goes out and a clicking can be heard.I have tested all the hardware/ memory/ processors everything passes.If i press the power button and hold the PC turns off and when power button pressed again reboots no problem.I know I should just never use restart just the turn off button, but I would like to make my PC better.I did a windows scan and it asked for them to be replaced but I have a recovery drive not a CD and there was no option to point it to there. Although it did sat it could be because it was a different type of windows.I have Win XP Media Centre.I have searched everywhere and it appears I am the only one with this issueHopefully somebody knows.

Answer:My PC does not restart when restart pressed. Cold boot OK

You say"THe hard drive lights solildy for a while then goes out and a clicking can be heard".You need to test your hard drive with the manufacturers software.

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I've been noticing it for a little while now, but wasn't always sure it was a problem.  Sometimes, I'd be gone for a few days and come home and notice my computer was off or had restarted.  As this sometimes happens at work with software updates, I didn't pay it much attention.  However, there have been a couple of times where I'd be asleep and wake to a bright light and notice my computer restarted itself, after being in sleep mode for a few hours.Earlier this evening, I woke my computer up to look up an address, and while writing something down, my computer monitor went black, then bluescreened, then restarted.  At that point I came here and went through the beginning processes located here:,46313.0.htmlNow the end of that page is a little contradictory about copy/pasting logs or attaching them, so I'm not sure what method you'd prefer.  I'm going to attach them for now.  I apologize if I misread the instructions.[recovering disk space, attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:Computer will randomly restart itself, sometimes bluescreening before restart

Is there some reason you suspect malware? If not, please follow the instructions below and I'll move this to a more appropriate area on the forum. And by the way, we do prefer cut and paste to attachments - thanks:Download BlueScreenView: downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select AllGo to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txtOpen BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

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computer doesnt restartIt asks me for the keyboard language and other options.I am not able to go to the web site.The restart doesnt finish and I am obliged to restart manualy by pressing the on/Off button.

Answer:Computer doesnt restart and I have to restart manually

"It asks me for the keyboard language and other options"Upload a photo or SS ( screenshot ) to a site of your choice, of that complete message please.Double check the quality of the image before uploading.

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i keep encounter this auto restart error therefore i decided to uncheck the automatic restart checkbox in system properties to get a BSOD so that i know what happen, but even if i uncheck it, my cpu still auto restart without generating a BSOD

i also checked my windows folder but there are no \Windows\Minidump in it

Answer:Auto restart even if uncheck automatic restart

Upload Dump Files:
Please go to C:\Windows\Minidump and zip up the contents of the folder. Then upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Left click on the first minidump file.
Hold down the "Shift" key and left click on the last minidump file.
Right click on the blue highlighted area and select "Send to"
Select "Compressed (zipped) folder" and note where the folder is saved.
Upload that .zip file with your next post.

If you have issues with "Access Denied" errors, try copying the files to your desktop and zipping them up from there. If it still won't let you zip them up, post back for further advice.

If you don't have anything in that folder, please check in C:\Windows for a file named MEMORY.DMP. If you find it, zip it up and upload it to a free file hosting service - then post the link to it.
Then, follow the directions here to set your system for Minidumps (much smaller than the MEMORY.DMP file): Set MiniDump

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I've been noticing it for a little while now, but wasn't always sure it was a problem.  Sometimes, I'd be gone for a few days and come home and notice my computer was off or had restarted.  As this sometimes happens at work with software updates, I didn't pay it much attention.  However, there have been a couple of times where I'd be asleep and wake to a bright light and notice my computer restarted itself, after being in sleep mode for a few hours.Earlier this evening, I woke my computer up to look up an address, and while writing something down, my computer monitor went black, then bluescreened, then restarted.  At that point I came here and went through the beginning processes located here:,46313.0.htmlNow the end of that page is a little contradictory about copy/pasting logs or attaching them, so I'm not sure what method you'd prefer.  I'm going to attach them for now.  I apologize if I misread the instructions.[recovering disk space, attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:Computer will randomly restart itself, sometimes bluescreening before restart

Is there some reason you suspect malware? If not, please follow the instructions below and I'll move this to a more appropriate area on the forum. And by the way, we do prefer cut and paste to attachments - thanks:Download BlueScreenView: downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select AllGo to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txtOpen BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

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So, I've been trying out Windows 7, and I've been pleasantly surprised for the most part. However, I've been getting several BSODs, including some 0x124 ones that I didn't have on this same computer using XP. The only new hardware I've installed is a hard drive. Anyways, the non-0x124 ones happen seemingly randomly, and they force the computer to reboot even though I have automatically reboot on error disabled in the system options, so I'm not sure what they are.

The 0x124 stop has only happened twice, but the other ones are more frequent. I'm looking over this thread for help with the 0x124 stops, but I would really appreciate some help with the others! Here are the only two dumps in my minidump folder, which I'm guessing are the 0x124 ones, but I'll post them anyway.

Answer:BSOD, forces restart but have auto restart off

Yes, it contains 1 STOP 0x124 error message. The only possible issue that I could see is with hamachi.sys dated Feb of 2009 and amdxdata.sys dated May of 2009. Beyond that you're stuck with the advice in the STOP 0x124 thread.

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Hello I Have a windows server 2003 machine with Clamwin anti virus and windows defender running.i tried to download a crack for a typing tutor trial version i had found.when running the crack window defender identified a problem and told me i should restart my machine (which i did)after the restart i noticed that my task bar kept disappearing and then reappearing and that My Computer would close shorty after i opened i first ran windows defender again and from memory i don't believe it found anything so i ran clamwin anti virus which found several so called viruses/Trojans which weren't there previously (i have my anti virus run every night).This scan identified 7-9 different problems mostly various Trojans either in c:/Program Files/ like antiviirus.exe was and 3 others that i can't recall but required me to delete them using the command prompt.This brings me to my next problem. This rogue application found away to lock me out of task manager.After finding an online tutorial i was able to get it back running and then therefore use cmd prompt to remove the remaining files that my antivirus had detected. e.g. del /A filename.exethe others being in C:\documents and settings\administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet FilesNow my virus scanner and windows defender detect nothing but i still have the problem of explorer.exe being closed and then restarted constantly about every 10 seaconds or so.this is the last remaining problem to solve from this r... Read more

Answer:Explorer.exe Restart/close/restart Loop

I apologize for the very long delay. We have a huge backlog of HijackThis Logs to handle and it has been taking us greater time than normal to get caught up. If you are still having a problem, and want us to analyze your information, please post a brand new HijackThis log, along with a description of any problems you are experiencing. If we do not hear back from you within a couple of days we will need to close your topic.When posting your logs please post them directly into the reply. Do not attach them.Thank you for your patience.

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Good morning all,

Last night I was tooling around on The Elder Scrolls Online when my computer suddenly turned itself off and back on. Shrugged it off, got back in, tried to log back into the game, and shut down again. Updated vid drivers, ran registry cleaner, repaired game launcher and launched again. At launch, the comp crashed and reset again. Two more times as I tried running as admin to isolate the problem. Finally gave up on the game (figured it was due to the update) and swapped over to a different game. Upon launch of that game, the computer reset again. However this time it wouldn't even let me log into windows. Either after the password screen, or before it even gets there (but always during Windows startup) it resets.

Ran in safe mode + networking. No problems. Tried watching some you-tube videos on some repair reset again. Ran memtest86 on 4 passes. No errors. Woke up, got back on, same issues. Tried to watch videos in safe mode....and at random time it resets computer again. No other actions have been able to replicate the shut down.

The first shutdown produced an error when i restarted stating that d3dx9_42.dll was missing. I clicked OK on the screen, and it reset again.

Answer:Restart at windows startup after first restart during gaming

Welcome to SevenForums,

If you can still log onto windows desktop, you can try reinstall the Microsoft DirectX End-Users Runtimes(June 2010) full package from HERE

Seeing you have a custom build i assume you've got the Windows 7 DVD which can help you doing a System Repair directly from the DVD or accessing to the System Repair options at boot..

You can first do the basis, and here find some related Tutorials that might help you solving your star-up problem aswell:

System Recovery Options - How to Boot to the System Recovery Options in Windows 7

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Startup Repair - How to Run a Startup Repair in Windows 7

Disk Check - How to Run Disk Check in Windows 7

Also looking at your Specs, you're not overclocking that core i7 3770S on that z77 Sabertooth?

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Hey guys,
im posting on behalf of my brother who gets frustrated and just wants to give up

Basically what was happening was during game play his PC would randomly shut off. It got worse as time progressed,more fequent restarts and then not even being able to power the system up.

Now he has been getting a message after the post screen saying:
Windows did not start up please choose from a start up option (somethingto that extent) then you can choose from safe mode or regular start up.

The problem here is that you cant select anything,no keyboard response and then windows automatically tries to load (windows load screen) and then a BSOD appears very briefly and the system restarts.

Originally I thought his problem was cooling,with the random restarts. But then it started restarting after about a minute that the PC was on. So I thought a dieing PSU. But the windows restarting has got me thinking a bad hard drive or something as an extra bonus to bad power/cooling.

This was a PC purchased from Ibuypower about 3 years ago. I hate that company with a passion.

Answer:Random restart/Restart after trying to load windows

Hey I appologize for posting this under the wrong thread. Didnt relize what thread I was under when I posted.

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I've been directed here by Reid (from the HijackThis Help section.
"Hi debell,

These errors appear to be software related. My suggestion is for you to post in the Windows XP section of the forum, giving them all the detail and explanations you've given me, and let the experts there give you a hand with this."

Here are the 'event' logs. Plus some event that might shed some light on the problem.
A little while ago i had to power off. Upon restarting (after more than 2 hours) the display would 'disappear' while still in the boot-up process. I shut down with the 'power' button on the PC & restarted in Safe mode. That worked. But again a 're-start' from there would go through the whole process but before the 'windows is starting' screen the display disappeared. In fact the monitor seemed to be dis-connected from the source - it has power-supply and 'indicator showed interface with comp - then abruptly the connection itself was gone. Finally after few more tries with the same results, i Chose 'Enable VGA mode' from the startup options screen (where Safe Mode etc are offered as options) That worked. I saw your mail & replying accordingly.
Thanks very much.

Event Type: Error
Event Source: DCOM
Event Category: None
Event ID: 10005
Date: 6/18/2006
Time: 11:33:21 PM
Computer: USER
DCOM got error "This service cannot be started in Safe Mode " attempting to start the service EventSystem with arg... Read more

Answer:crash, restart, fail, restart, mode, restart, fail..

I don't think those a really errors, only warnings. Windows is just telling you about all the things that can't be started in safe-mode. I'm 50% sure that if you boot into safe-mode on any computer you'll see a whole bunch of those warnings in the event viewer.

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ok, follow these easy steps to make aero work on your fx5200-based system

the wddm1.0 driver that DOES work with this card is the last forceware release that included the FX series, wich is the 96.85 release.

you can do a google search for it or download it from here:
FX 5200 Vista Driver - Software Driver Download

after installing this driver you will not see any new effects, so just go to the
"theme" settings and change the theme to any theme with 'aero' effects (I chose 'Architecture', you can choose another one), and VOILA!!, aero comes to win7 with your FX5200 card.


Answer:nVidia FX 5200 driver for win7 (makes Aero work!!)

well i've installed windows 7. and i cant resolve my problem with aero... windows updated my graphic card geforce fx5200. and still wont work... tahn i uninstalled the driver tried to install this driver which u have psoted here... i installed it and still wont work.. i followed all the stes u have written here but. when rightclick on desktop ... only 6 options appear.. and the last two are screen resolution /gadgets. thats all... i cant choose the themes option or "personalize" option that i should to choose aero themes.... i've already had once windows 7 and then it worked... now it wont ... i dont get it... now 2-3 months worked ... and now when i reinstallad it it wont work...please help me. i treied all the things that i have found in topics on this forum and sill nothing.

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I have just installed SP2 on my PC and it will not restart. It just hangs. I have tried Safe Mode etc and that does not work either. Can anyone offer any advice on how to rectify this. Thankyou

Answer:PC won't restart after installing SP2

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My PC: ASUS A8N-SLI Premium, AMD 3800+ 64X2, 2 Nvidia 7800 GT SLI.
Here's the thing... I built it with 64 bit XP PRO on a striped pair of WD 250G SATAII drives using the onboard NVIDIA RAID controller. This works well, but a lot of games (lot'a everything) doesn't like 64 bit XP... so
I created a second Primary partition and installed 32 bit XP Pro. Install went OK, and I tried a couple versions of 32 bit NVIDIA RAID drivers (6.66, 6.70) but after an apparently normal install, 32bit XP won't boot. I get Windows logo and progress bar for aboth 20 seconds, then a blue screen for about 1/10000 of a second (to fast to read or anything) then a hardware restart. No boot option (safe, command line) works better, and logged boot will not produce a log file. Boot Manager works ok and 64bit XP still works fine. Since I can't even get a boot log I assume the OS has a problem working with the RAID. I have removed all cards but 1 vidio card, but no help. I am guessing the OS does not recognize the RAID and load the RAID driver.

I am using original BIOS, which I assume includes RAID controler code. At boot up NVIDIA RAID says it's version 4.81. I don't know BIOS version since it either does not show or flys past too fast during boot. I know that a BIOS update is a reasonable thing to try, but... the mechanics get sticky. ASUS web site has a bunch of BIOS update instructions which seem to talk about every MOBO but the A8N. The ASUS upda... Read more

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"A double click on Super Fast Shutdown and Windows closes in a fraction of a second.
With the freeware SuperFast Shutdown you can close or restart Windows 2000 or XP within a fraction of a second. Make sure you close all documents before using the SuperFast Shutdown tool, otherwise you run the risk of loosing your data. The free tool takes no consideration of running programs and will not ask if you want to continue or not!
Superfast Shutdown is extremely powerful! Use at your own risk! Although it has never been reported, regular usage could possibly cause disk corruption." SuperFast Shutdown - Freeware - EN -
From program's home page: SuperFast Shutdown Gone Forever
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Supports 32 and 64 bit versions.

Answer:SuperFast Shutdown makes Windows shutdown and restart instantly

I'd probably avoid such fast shutdowns:

To REALLY reduce your shutdown time. Start Regedit. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SYSTEM / CurrentControlSet / Control. Click on the “Control” Folder. Select “WaitToKillServiceTimeout” Right click on it and select Modify. The default value is 20000. Setting it to a lower 4 digit value, (say 5000) will make your PC shutdown faster, but you could end up losing data or cause possible disk corruption, so use this tweak judiciously. Remember, Windows does not in any case, recognize a 3-digit numeral here.

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My Thinkpad Helix is now about 1 month old and is having several issues. Several of the drivers have become disfunctional and I am not capable of updating the ones where the problems exsist. They get about 3/4 of the way through the installation and then freeze. More importantly, I have a restart issue where once my computer displays the "Restarting..." screen, it just remains there until the BSOD appears displaying the error as a "driver power state failure". This is a big reason I cannot fix the drivers, because the computer wont restart or shut down properly.  
I am so exhausted with trying to fix this that I have decided just to reset my computer to factory settings but alas, in the process of doing so, the computer freezes indefinitely. 

Moderator comment: Please don't post the same message(s) in multiple places as it splinters the discussion. Duplicate(s) removed.

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i have successfully made my usb boot able with win 7 on it. it also starts installing windows.BUT THE PROBLEM ARISES WHEN THE SYSTEM IS RESTARTED FIRST TIME (after some necessary copying of files) it aGAIN BOOTS FROM THE USB DISK AND WHOLE PROCESS STARTS AGAIN (IN A LOOP AGAIN AND AGAIN) ..But if i eject the usb Disk it gives error.PLZ HELP..


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Answer:Installing Win 7 from USB on s10-2 restart problem

Hi and welcome...
starting from a scratch .. could be helpful... think there is something wrong with your install device...
in normal case install process is running straight through ...
 install start ....ask only one time for a press key to install ... if you press the key after restart again you are in a loop ...dont press key again...
sincerely KalvinKlein

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Hello allAfter a bit of advice. I have just bought a Western Digital USB2 hard drive and after installing it I reformatted it to NTFS. Unfortunately now I cannot start my computer if the drive is switched on. Alright not a huge problem as I only have to switch the drive off when fully shutting the computer down. But I hate niggles like this and would like to be able to leave it on. I think the problem is that the computer is looking at this drive first and trying to install the system from it (if that makes sense).Anyhow any help greatly appreciated.ThanksJADA

Answer:After installing USB drive I cannot restart XP

Ckeck your boot order in the bios, and make sure your boot drive is listed first, and no priority is given to external devices.

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I've just finished reinstalling Windows on my laptop in order to install SP2. All went well until I installed GoBack, which I had on the machine before installing SP2. The computer wouldn't start Windows. Finally managed to restart by selecting "last known configuration that worked" after disabling GoBack from the start up splash screen. I'd like to re-enable GoBack if I could first identify the problem.Has anyone else had this problem, and got it sorted?

Answer:can't restart after installing Go Back

I suspect that windows restore is conflicting with GoBack. Disable Windows System Restore and all should be fine here=

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Users with AMD processors that have been trying to install Windows XP Service Pack 3 might be greeted with a bluescreen error message after rebooting their computer that begins with STOP: 0?0000007E (0xC0000005 and contains the error text SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED. The computer restarts and the bluescreen error is displayed again. This is an endless cycle but thankfully though HP has found out about the cause for this problem and is presenting a solution on their website.
Service Pack 3 for Windows XP apparently copies an Intel power management driver to the computer that was not there before which is the cause for the restart bug. Things like these can happen but I?m wondering why non of the public beta testers have encountered this error before.
You can only use the following information if you use a non-Intel processor and encounter the previously mentioned restart bug after installing Windows XP Service Pack 3. I?m going to list two possible solutions, one from Microsoft and the other from HP.
HP solution for XP SP3 Restart Bug:Boot Computer in Safe Mode
Use Windows Explorer to browse to C:\Windows\System32\Drivers
Right-click intelppm.sys and rename it to XXXintelppm.syx
Restart Windows
If the computer is unable to boot into safe mode do the following:Press F8 during startup and load the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console
Type the number that corresponds to your Windows installation
Log in as an administrator
Type cd c:\windows\system32\drivers at the command p... Read more

Answer:Fix for Restart Bug after installing Windows XP SP3

Stickied for a while since this is a common issue right now.

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Say you reformat your pc. As you reload the drivers, should you restart the pc each time it tells you too or just load all the drivers and then restart once?

Answer:Restart after installing drivers

It's best to restart the machine one at a time, as the driver udpates may affect other driver updates you perform.

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I was trying to install windows 7 on my computer but something really strange happened.

When i boot from the cd, the setup is loading some files (grey bar, bottom of the screen).
After that i get a blue background and i enter my language, keyboard layout and my time settings.
Then i press "install now" and after some seconds my computer just restart .

Can somebody help me to fix this problem?

My pc: Q6600 quad core
x800GT video card (256MB)

Windows 7 version: build 7227 x86

I also tried to burn the image again but nothing helped.

Answer:PC restart while installing windows 7

I am curious but are you overclocked by any chance?

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I have to re-install all addons every time I restart the computer. Tabs come up saying a third party program requested the re-installations. Help!

Answer:re-installing add ons every computer restart

Could you please specify a program, it's version and post a screenshot?

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Do you have administrator privileges on this computer?

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