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Converting time to military minutes

Question: Converting time to military minutes

I need help with a formula to calculate standard time to military time. The minutes part of the equation needs to be from 60 to 100 minutes. For example Clock in time is 7:52:03 and it should be 7:86:05 (multiplying the minutes by 1.66). The clock out time is 15:12:11 and it should be 15:20:18. The standard subtraction equals 7:20:08 however, it should be 7:34:21.

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I have tried using a simple subtraction equation to determine the difference in hours using military time, however when you get to half hour increments, for example, 1700 - 1230, You see the minutes as 70, which is the correct subtraction. I need to know how to convert the 100 units to 60 showing 5 hours and 30 minutes, not 4 hours and 70 minutes. I thought if inserting an if statement to add 160 units, but can't remember the condition "ends with" 70. Thank you!.

Answer:Converting military time to hours/minutes in Excel

It is probably happening because you do not have the cells formatted as TIME.In cell A1 enter 17:00 << NOTE the colon - it is REQUIREDIn cell B1 enter 12:30 << NOTE the colon - it is REQUIREDIn cell C1 enter the formula =A1-B1 you should now have an answer of 4:30MIKE

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While running that Combo Fix tool (I think that's what it's called), my time was switched to military time, and my date was switched to day/month/year. How do I switch it back?

Answer:[SOLVED] Military time (05 00, for example) and switching back to normal time...

Go to control panel then regional and language options and you will find all you need in there.

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I am not very experienced and running windows XP with IE6. My time shown on toolbar and all dated material (old items in outlook express folders, etc) has changed to showing military time -6:00 PM is 18:00 PM. When I right click the time on toolbar and get the actual clock, it is showing it correctly as 6:00 PM. This just happened sometime yesterday and I find no settings to get it back to showing regular time. Any suggestions as how to get it back?

Thank You tlh99

Answer:Solved: Time shown changed to military time

Control Panel, Regional and Language Options?

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Hi this morning i went down the hall for about 5 minutes then when i came back it said my computer has been infected and my desktop turned with a thing saying your privacy is in danger. I downloaded spybot and i got rid of the red background and the annoying pop ups. Since then where my time is displayed in military time and sas virus alert next to it. i am very confused. I need help

Answer:Virus alert near time which is in military time

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Question: Military Time

Yeah my clock is stuck in military do i fix it?

Answer:Military Time

Control Panel, Regional and Language Options, Customize button

1. In the Customize Regional Options dialog box, click the Time tab to specify any changes you want to make.

NOTE: To configure the settings so that the leading zeros in single-digit hours, minutes, or seconds are not displayed, type a single uppercase H, or lowercase letters, such as h, m, or s.

2. If you do not see the format you want in the Time format box, use the following guidelines:

? To display time in a 24-hour format, type an uppercase H or HH for the hour.
? To display time in a 12-hour format, type lowercase h or hh for the hour.
? To display leading zeros in single-digit hours, type HH or hh.
? To display a single letter to indicate AM or PM, type lowercase t.
? To display two letters to indicate AM or PM, type lowercase tt.
? To display text, type single quotation marks (') around text.

As an example: h:mm:ss tt

Would right now return on my Taskbar clock 9:56 PM and for internal use show 9:56:23 PM

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Question: Military time

How do I get Win 10 to show military time instead of regular format 5:45pm I want 1745 to show

Answer:Military time

Search for Time, and click Change Date and Time. Scroll down and click Additional date, time, & regional settings. You will find it underneath the heading called Related settings.

In the new window under Region, select Change date, time, or number formats. Change short and long time to the capital H version that you find. For example, Short time is set to h:mm tt - Change it to H:mm. Long time is h:mm:ss tt - Change to H:mm:ss

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My friends clock at the bottom of his desktop keeps Military time.He wants regular time.We are having a time with this...can't find settings for that.Windows XP Home Ed.

Answer:Military time in PC?

Start / Settings / Control Panel
Regional and Language Options
Change the time format

Mine is set to h:mm:ss tt

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Question: Military Time

HelloQuick questionDoes anyone know how i can program my laptop to read regular time and not military time.  I have already been to the control panel and tried the 'date and time' area and it says the regular time but the bottom right hand corner of my screen still shows it in military time.  Thanks in advance for your help,christina

Answer:Military Time

Welcome to CH.To change military time to standard timeGo to Start > Control Panel > Regional and Language OptionsClick the Customize buttonSelect the Time tabIn the Time Format area use the down arrow to select: h:mm:ss ttClick ApplyClick OKClick ApplyClick OKRestart the computer.

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Just finished getting rid of a bunch of trojans and other issues on my pc. Now I have Military time instead of my normal time.

I went to help/support for HP but nothing there helped.

Answer:Can't Get Rid Of Military Time

Start> Control Panel> Regional and Language Options. Click on customize next to English (United States) or similar. Goto time at the top and change the setting to hh:mm:ss or something with the lowercase hh.

Click apply, and it should be back to normal.


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I somehow changed my time to military and can't figure out how to change it back to standard? Anyone have any ideas?

Answer:Solved: Military Time

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Windows XP Pro. I use Avast AV software (free) and ZoneAlarm firewall (free), and Ad-Aware, though I do not have A-A in live scanning mode; I update and do scans on my own. My browser is Firefox v.3.5.5 and while I have some add-ons loaded (Ad Blocker and NoScript) I had them disabled because they make navigating websites nearly impossible.

A few days ago, while at, signed into my account, I saw this notice while signing: You're internet connection has been reset while this page was loading. A few minutes later I got my first virus alert while viewing photos online. Avast gave me the option to abort the connection, which I did, and notified me that it had stopped the virus before it entered my computer. I immediately did a scan and Avast found nothing.

Yesterday it happened again, but this time I was scanning for movies on After that incident, I noticed that my clock went to 24-hour military time. I tried to fix that and followed instructions I found on Google, but the control I needed to reset it (through control panel > Language and regional settings) was missing. Also, my screen saver (one provided by Microsoft with my Windows) was missing, just a stock photo.

I've had a third virus alert since each time, nothing shows on a virus scan.

I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but after that first alert, while scanning, the scan was extremely slow, taking nearly an hour to complete. A scan is usually abo... Read more

Answer:Military Time in Taskbar

Hello and welcome .. please do these and let me know how it is,Please download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop. alternate download linkSave any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser! Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator. Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion. Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to save it to your desktop.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before... Read more

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Our technology department has someone from the company that has an issue with their calendar and emails showing 24 hour military time.  He has no idea what he did to change it and we can't figure out how to change it back.
Any one have any ideas?

Answer:Military Time on IBM Notes 9

Here's some white paper on Lotus Domino Designer. It may be similar.

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I can't figure out how to get the taskbar clock to read in 12 hour - a/o/t 24 hour - time.
(I.e., 1 o'clock is "13:00")
Anybody know how to change this?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Answer:military time in taskbar

Control Panel
Regional and Language Settings
Regional Options

A time format with 2 captial H's will show military time. You want one lowercase h.

h:mm:ss tt

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I got some sheet on me system that I can't shake. Clock won't change from military time. Ran all kinds of scans, even in Safe Mode, nothing cleaning it up completely. Any suggestions? WinXP Pro SP3.........Appreciate any help.

Answer:Clock On Military Time

Ok, first one of the main culprits of this lately is SmitFraudFix. When run, it sets the computer to 24hr time. I have no idea why.

Second, fixing this is in a place you may have not thought of. You have to fix it in the International Settings control panel/Time.

You can't fix it in the Time control panel, which is ridiculous.

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I was attacked by a coolwebsearch and trojandownloader.exe before, then I kept on getting a message saying that I was infected, with the default background as well as the military time. I downloaded the Windows Live Onecare which took care of some of the problems, and I finished off with SmitFraudFix, Malwarebytes, Ad-Aware, Spybot - Search & Destroy and Avast AntiVirus!. But I still have the military time, I'd like to have assistance in removing it.

And as for future reference, what other programs would be useful for removing malwares?


Answer:Military Time Virus

My testing of smitfraud resets mine to military time, or at least that's what I suspectgo to control panel/region options/customize/time and reset to h:mm:ss tt;#entry839950I like this procedure for bad infection, you need to substitute something else for Vista and the ATF cleanerOften update and install the programs and then disconnect from the internetSDFix is another program that works with XP's quite powerful and best used only when normal programs can't completely remove an infectionSpybot is great for immunizing/protecting IE but teatimer can be very dangerousFirefox with the noscript addon is best for surfing to dangerous sitesUsing a limited user account is another way to protect your computer especially for other logins

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This is an awesome forum! I decided to come here because my puter's been slow and numerous popup's lately. I read in here of Malwarebytes so I downloaded it and ran it. Here's my log, is there anything else I should do?

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.30
Database version: 1371
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2

2008-11-06 08:35:36
mbam-log-2008-11-06 (08-35-36).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 58847
Time elapsed: 7 minute(s), 10 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 1
Registry Values Infected: 0
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 4
Files Infected: 8

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\RegistrySmart (Rogue.RegistrySmart) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
C:\Program Files\RegistrySmart (Rogue.RegistrySmart) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\RegistrySmart (Rogue.RegistrySmart) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\RegistrySmart\Log (Rogue.RegistrySmart) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
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Answer:Clock keeps going to military time

I thought I should add that I've gotten that antivirus "your computer is infected, run antivirus2009", noticed it had A9 installer in the address, so shut it down. Also, everyday, sometimes several times a day, I get the AOL Spyware blocking a Trojan Virus.

Am I rid of everything now that malwarebytes has quarantined and deleted the above?

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Good Morning,

What I'm trying to do is create a schedule in excel which adds two cells containing military time without a date ex: [2200] + [0600] into a total numbers of hours. ex: [2200] + [0600] = [8.00]

I've done this before I thought I just used a simple SUM function, I can't seem to get this for the life of me. I want to just be able to enter a time and excel understand what I'm talking about. I used to simply type the times into the cell and it would appear as entered. Typing "2200" into a cell would appear as [2200], which is what I want.

Currently, I've changed the format to hhmm and when I type "2200" into a cell it appears as [0000] when I click the cell to see the value, the value has defaulted to "1/8/1906 12:00:00 AM".

If anyone knows how to do this, I'd greatly appreciate the advice. I know it can't be too difficult because I did this on a whim about 4 months ago and decided not to use it.

I worked for a company who used this as well, its where I got the idea, in February we merged into a new company which uses an absolutely insane schedule format that is difficult to read unless you're working with about 10 employees.

Answer:Military Time Excel

See if this helps

You really will have it easier if you put in the colon

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my computer time is in miltary time

its 5:19 and it says 17:19

Answer:Solved: military time???

nevermind i found it

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I'm running Windows Xp pro. I've been working on ridding my computer of the WinAntivurs crap. I noticed last night that my time's changed to military time. I can't find any place to change it back to U.S.Eastern time. I'm sure it's something simple. Can anyone tell me? Thank you!

Answer:Time Has Changed To Military Time

Hi jankali, to BCTo set your time format in Windows XP go to the Start Button then select the Control Panel. In the Control Panel select the option to Change the format of numbers, dates, and times.Now select the Customize button in the Standards and formats section, notice the legend for the different time formats on the bottom of the window. Now select the Time tab and then click on the drop down menu arrow next to the Time format box. You now have four different time display options to choose from, two are 12 hour time formats and two are 24 hour (military) type formats.Choose the h:mm:ss tt select to change to the default windows format. Then click on Apply or OK to finalize your selection.

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Ever since I had some malware issues, my computer clock has been acting weird. For a while it stayed an hour behind every time I turned the computer on. Now, for the past week or so, it shows up on military time!
How do I fix this? I know how to fix it manually, but I'd like to make it stop doing this in the first place. I'm using Windows XP.

Answer:Computer Clock on Military Time

24 hour clock is a superior clock to learn as there is no AM/PM
Right clicking the clock should open clock settings. From there select 12 hour clock and click to auto update time online. If you still have problems recheck for malware

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The company I work for utilizes military time for all production tracking and I'm thinking of helping the specialists out by creating a simple excel program to figure out the total time, in hours, that we should charge our customers.

The formula should be pretty simple but I'm finding it difficult to hash out in Excel. I need the user to be prompted to provide a Start Time, i.e. 1500 (3:00pm) and then provide and End Time, i.e. 2250 (10:50pm). The output should be in the form of total hours, rounded-up to the nearest tenth. So, in this case 7.9 hours.

Here is the conversion chart that the specialist utilize on the production lines.
Minutes - Hours
1-6 - .1
7-12 - .2
13-18 - .3
19-24 - .4
25-30 - .5
31-36 - .6
37-42 - .7
43-48 - .8
49-54 - .9
55-60 - 1.0

I am currently unable to upload anything from the computer I am using due to security measure and policies. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Military Time Calculator in Excel



see attached

row 2 - for the calculation to subtract 12hr time to milt time

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I can't seem to get rid of military time when I set times for events on my Nokia Lumia 520 calendar.

Answer:How do I get rid of military time on Lumia 520 calendar?


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in the time slot it says virus alert and my background has a red wallpaper and says virus security or somthin and a popup for a windows security keeps come on my screen wanting me to download...Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 22:53: VIRUS ALERT!, on 8/21/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)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\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0\avp.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Sy... Read more

Answer:Virus Alert! Military Time

Hello ukkentucky,

I apologise for the delay, the forum is busy.

If you still need help, post a new HijackThis log.

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Well i figured out how to change the military time change thru the regional and language settings.. but my concern is since combofix didnt appear to finish correctly that i might have missed something else that didnt change back or should be changed as a result??

Ill post the combofix log incase anyone wants to take a peek at it and let me know if i should be changing something else..

Greatly Appreciated,


Answer:desktop time military after combofix anything else??

i swear i attatched it the first time...

ok so i cant post it more then once... learn something new everyday..

heres a link to my other post..

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How can I add military time to an Excel filename?

Answer:Solved: Excel VBA -> Military Time

Are you wanting to save the file with military time appended to the name or just set the value equal to a variable? Below is an example of setting a variable equal to the filename plus underscore symbol + military time. If you want to actually save the document just issue the .SaveAs command instead of setting equal to a variable.


vName = ActiveWorkbook.Name & "_" & Format(Time, "HHMM")


'To include full path
vName = ActiveWorkbook.FullName & "_" & Format(Time, "HHMM")

vName = ActiveDocument.Name & "_" & Format(Time, "HHMM")


'To include full path
vName = ActiveDocument.FullName & "_" & Format(Time, "HHMM")

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Running windows xp
I've been removing viruses,malware etc...from my computer. I think I gt most of them. only know my clock in taskbar is showing military time. I googled this problem and came up with a few ways to reset the time format. but no matter which format ( i have 4 diffrent formats showing) I cannot gt it to go to regular time..

Also i download windows defender, i installed it and when i try to do updates i gt an error message saying defender was unable to dwnload updates

I'm assumming these problems are caused by yet another virus that i haven't picked up yet. Can anyone help???

Answer:military time caused by malwae??

What, if any, tools have you run on your machine?

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I had two virus type problems on my computer which are now fixed (winantiviruspro and smitfraud) but now my computer time is in military time and when I change it to 1:30 it shows up as 01:30 and now I am having a problem with the date when I use the program business works. Could this be something having to do with the virus or is it just something that I can change in Windows?

Answer:Solved: Stuck in Military time

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This thread has helped me as well. Had the same issues.
I still have one minor one. My clock reads military time.
i.e. 20:16 at present. I've done the basic stuff to fix it, and apply.
But it's still military.

What am I missing?

Love this forum,


Answer:clock reads military time

Hello ironjack, I have split you to a tpic of your own. It is always the best way as it can become confusing replying to multiple posters in the same thread. Not certain what you've tried so try this.. on an XP machine...Start> Control Panel>select Date,Time,Language and Regional Optionselect Change the Format of Numbers .....under Regional Options tab >click CustomizeClick the Time tabin the Time Format box, select .. h:mm: ss ttClck Apply then OK

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I opened a file I obviously should not have. The background turned red and stated "This Computer is Infected." The clock went military and next to that it says "VIRUS ALERT." All my drives are missing and the start menu only has a few options. I was able to run an anti-spy I had on my computer but it did not work and I had to reboot. After rebooting, the computer loads to the desktop at which point the mouse will be free to move for a few minutes and then the computer freezes. I tried to run the computer in safe mode but it will not go into safe mode. I read about the malware removal but since I can not do anything when the computer loads I was wondering if there was some other option.

I have Windows XP Home Edition SP2.

Thanks in advance for any helpp.

Answer:Military Time Virus Alert

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the main Scanner screen:Click on the Show Results button to see a list ... Read more

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I need this date (3:44:42 PM)to read military time. I also need to add a month and year (4/15) in the same cell so my end result will be
I am able to change to military time. However, when I add the month and year 4/15, the cell content change, and the military time disappears. Is there a way for an excel cell to contain two different cell formats? Or, is there a way to ‘hardcode’ the military time so it doesn’t change.
I am adding the month and year by hitting ALT/Enter to take this piece to a new line within the same cell, but as soon as I do this, the Military time changes and the result I am looking for ’15:44:42 4/15 never shows up. Any ideas?

Answer:Military Time plus month and date in same cell

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I would like to enter a long list of military times into a spread sheet without having to continually enter the " : " (entering 051223 to read 05:12:23)

Answer:How do you format an Excel cell to military time?

Look here for a Macro: down about 1/3 of the page to the:Military To TimeThis function converts military time, supplied as an integer, to a standard serial time number. For example, it converts 1130 to 11:30, and 1650 to 16:50. With either of these Custom Formats: 00\:00 or 00":"00you can make your number Look like a time, but it will only be a number and you will Not be able to do any Time Math with it.And in the future, Excel questions are best asked in the Office Software ForumMIKE

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I'm new here and I'm trying ot get some help to this problem. A few days ago, my computer went haywire! My bf told me that the computer was invaded by a virus and I got Symantec messages about sending emails rapidly, and pop ups about a spyware killer. I ran the SmitfraudFix and I couldn't get my registry scanned during that process. I ran AVG and then the pop ups and email notices stopped. However, I still have this lingering effect, I think. Any thoughts??Here are my DSS results...Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Owner on 2008-06-15 23:21:16Computer is in Normal Mode.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------System Drive C: has 12.26 GiB (less than 15%) free.-- HijackThis (run as Owner.exe) -----------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 23:22: VIRUS ALERT!, on 6/15/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)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\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Stardock\SDMCP... Read more

Answer:Virus Alert!, Military Time In Taskbar

Hello Kiwimika and welcome to BleepingComputer,1. * Clean your Cache and Cookies in IE:Close all instances of Outlook Express and Internet Explorer Go to Control Panel > Internet Options > General tabUnder Browsing History, click Delete. Click Delete Files, Delete cookies and Delete historyClick Close below.* Clean your Cache and Cookies in Firefox (In case you also have Firefox installed):Go to Tools > Options.Click Privacy in the menu..Click the Clear now button below.. A new window will popup what to clear.Select all and click the Clear button again.Click OK to close the Options window* Clean other Temporary files + Recycle bin Go to start > run and type: cleanmgr and click ok. Let it scan your system for files to remove. Make sure Temporary Files, Temporary Internet Files, and Recycle Bin are the only things checked.Press OK to remove them.2. Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here or HereDoubleclick mbam-setup.exe to install the application.Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When disinfection is complete... Read more

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I ran Combox and my clock is stuck in Military Time!! I manually changed it back to Regular time but when I reboot my computer it goes back to Military Time How do i reset this?
Also it looks like Combofix knocked off my Zonealarm.. When I restart my computer it doesn't boot up by itself.. I have to go to Start, Programs and then activate the Zonealarm Manually.... How do i fix that so it's up all the time?? thank you in advance!

Answer:Help! Combofix defaulted my clock to Military Time!

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A couple of days ago, a red X icon popped up on my toolbar and I began getting popup windows constantly stating that my computer had been infected with a virus and that I should click on the window in order to fix it. I though it was a legitimate warning so I kept trying to click on it but nothing would happen. It wasn't until I actually read the whole message thoroughly and saw that the word "prevent" was misspelled as "pervent" that I began to suspect something. I looked up information online and found out that it was probably the Rogue Antivirus. I searched online for ways to remove it and one of the websites suggested downloading Smitfraudfix and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware so I did and I ran both. Malwarebytes showed infections, which I deleted. The website suggested running Smitfraudfix in Safe Mode but the first couple of times I tried this it wouldn't work so I ran it in Normal Mode and removed the infections it found. I finally figured out how to run it in Safe Mode, so I ran it again in Safe Mode. After this, the popups stopped but my desktop background changed to blue. I was able to change it but then I noticed that my toolbar clock was stuck on military or 24 hour time and when I would try to change it, the time shown would be correct but then when I hit apply, it would still be in military time. I have gone through all of the recommended steps in the Preparation Guide. When I ran Adware for the second time, it showed 41 items detected ... Read more

Answer:Help...Toolbar clock stuck on military time

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. Please download ComboFix from one of these locations:Link 1Link 2Link 3* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your DesktopDisable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools

Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.

As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.

Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Please include the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply.

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Hello, I have an hp with xp home sp3.
I've had this infection for a week or two now. Ok I've fixed the military time and the ip address issue. But now security essentials is constantly detecting new trojans. So...there's gotta be something else I can do to get rid of the virus permanently, right?

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My PC Clock got set to military 24 hr format. Does anyone know how to set it back?

Answer:Solved: Resetting PC Clock from Military to Standard Time

Control Panel - Regional and Language

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Windows XP: My Windows clock is stuck on military (24-hour) time. How do I change it back?

Answer:Solved: Windows Clock Stuck on Military Time

Open Regional and Language Options in Control Panel. On the Regional Options display click Customize, then in the next window click the Time tab. For Time format choose h:mm:ss tt

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Not real sure what all information is needed here...but my computer has recently struggled to surf the internet. i keep getting this message when logging on to a page. it routes me to a page with 'suggestions'. i suspect this is some type of spyware or malware...the problem is, i cannot get rid of it. i have bitdefender but think it is a waste...i spend money on a decent virus protector and don't understand why i have encountered this problem. i have run spybot, super anti spyware, and smitfraudfix. below is my hijack this file...PLEASE HELP!! your support is much appreciated... vince

C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2009\bdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2009\seccenter.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStu... Read more

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cell A1 has military time, 04:25:00condition if the value of time in A1 is between 07:00:00 and 15:00:00, then B1 should display "a"; if the value of time in A1 is between 15:00:00 and 23:00:00, then B1 should display "b";if the value of time in A1 is between 23:00:00 and 07:00:00, then B1 should display "c";

Answer:how to create nested if function for date and military time

Try this and see how it works:=IF(OR(A1<TIME(7,0,0),A1>=TIME(23,0,0)),"C",IF(AND(A1>=TIME(7,0,0),A1<TIME(15,0,0)),"A",IF(AND(A1>=TIME(15,0,0),A1<TIME(23,0,0)),"B")))EDIT:Hers is an updated formula:=IF(A1="","",IF(OR(A1<TIME(7,0,0),A1>=TIME(23,0,0)),"C",IF(AND(A1>=TIME(7,0,0),A1<TIME(15,0,0)),"A",IF(AND(A1>=TIME(15,0,0),A1<TIME(23,0,0)),"B"))))If A1 is empty, this will blank the cell.MIKE edited by mmcconaghy

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first, I apologize for such a lengthy post. I have tried to provide as much information as I can. I have proof read and I hope that it is in a logical order for you to follow.I am running XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 2I found a very similar problem on the following post on this forum: symptoms were a little different and were as follows:1. "VIRUS ALERT!" shows up where the clock normally appear in the taskbar.2. In the start tab I cannot see the program files fly out, control panel, run tab, etc.3. On my computer I cannot see my C:/ drive.4. New icons installed on desktop for "privacy protector" , "error cleaner" and "spyware and malware protection"5. When doing an cntl-alt-delete it says this has been disabled by the administratorhow I arrived at this state:I had a file playing in windows media and when it moved to the next file in the playlist (not sure of the exact file) a popup came up with something to do with activeX. I tried to X/Close out and of course it did some funky things to avoid me closing. I then tried to cntl+alt+del to stop the media player but at this point the problem had already taken over. my computer screen went blank and then shutdown. I tried to restart and the start up stopped at the blue screen with "windows is starting up..." I eventually was able to start windows in safe mode under my usual username but found that my desktop had changed dramat... Read more

Answer:acquiring network address + military time showing in taskbar (XP sp2)

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the main Scanner screen, click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.Make sure that ev... Read more

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clock is in militaryie: 20:39: virus alert!can't use task manager, tried regedit, says disabled by adminitrator. I am the administrator. Went through all of the stuff on the "new" page. it's better, but not 100%. Somehow got the following programs-error cleaner, privacy protector, spyware&malware protection. All programs does not show on my start menu and my hard drive does not show in "my computer". HELP!!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 20:36: VIRUS ALERT!, on 9/21/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\MBackMonitor.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exeC:�... Read more

Answer:Can't Use Explorer-says Error And Must Close. Clock Says Time In Military And Virus Alert!

virus scan ran and found and quarantined the following trojansvundo, puper, generic.dx, ad clicker-fc, generic downloader.x, unwanted programs: generic pup.x (cannot be completely removed) and advanced cleaner (removed)This is the new logfile.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 06:15: VIRUS ALERT!, on 9/22/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\MBK\MBackMonitor.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exec:\PROGRA~1\\agent\mcagent.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32&... Read more

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My problem seems to be identical to MuffinMan's. Went to a commonly viewed website, all of a sudden I picked up malware of some kind. My background changed to a blue screen with a message saying "You have spyware on your computer please install antivirus 2008!" then every now and again a box pops up asking me to accept the terms and install some antivirus . My computer is running very slowly. It runs military time for an inexplicable reason. Also, I am consistently redirected to different websites, particularly when I am going to an anti-virus site. Also, the free version of AVG will not work.I went to a public library computer, went to and downloaded every free anti-virus and spy-ware I could get my hands on. Thats how I got here. I ran about 15 scans with 8 or 9 different programs. Most of the time nothing popped up but I achieved some success. The desktop background no longer had the message. The pop-up box also is no longer occurring.Still I cannot change my background off a blue screen, my computer clock is showing military time, I am still often redirected when web-browsing(although less after I uninstalled a suspicious-looking program through control panel), and my computer still runs a little slow.I've run hijackthis and kaspersky online scanner. I tried to run random's system info tool, but it keeps stalling. Could someone please look at it and help me fix my computer?Thanks.Here is my hijackthis log:Logfile of Trend Micro Hija... Read more

Answer:Blue Screen, Web Site Redirection, Military Time, Slow Running. Please Help.

Please visit the following link and use the instructions there to post a ComboFix log as a reply to this topic: following the instructions please install the Windows XP Recovery Console if you are using XP.After running ComboFix, please post the ComboFix log as well as a brand new HijackThis as a reply to this topic.

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Hi, I'm sure glad there are folks out there like you to help me.I had various infections that included Virtumonde and Vista Antivirus 2008. Spybot and others seem to fix most everything, but I have not been able to figure out how to remove the "VIRUS ALERT!" from the taskbar and the clock is set to military time. I also am not able to locate the C: drive from My Computer, although I can access things on it from other locations. I have seen here and other sites that I am not alone with this I am grateful to see that others seem to be able to take care of it with your help. Thank you.Here are my various reports:Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by zdk on 2008-07-27 17:23:22Computer is in Normal Mode.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Backed up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.System Drive C: has 3.05 GiB (less than 15%) free.-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2008-07-27 17:29:56Platform: Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer (6.00.2800.1106)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\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS�... Read more

Answer:"virus Alert!" In Taskbar, Military Time, No "c:" Drive Listed In My Computer

Hello and welcome to BCWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. We aim to provide the valuable service known to come from BC to every member we can, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.Upon completing the steps below a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay. Please download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) and save to your Desktop.alternate download siteDSS will do the following:Create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.Clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, Internet Cache Files, and empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.Check some important areas of your system and produce a report for an analyst to review.Automatically run HijackThis. It will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have it installed. So if HijackThis is not installed and DSS prompts you to download it, please answer yes.You must be logged onto an account with administrator priv... Read more

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we use outlook to view messages in the military. these messages are most likely refrenced by their date time group. in the message ( body of the email ) it will state the DTG.. example DTG: 291323Z Apr 10

i would like to make a field in my view so i can have the messages displaed by DTG. is this possible? if so how?


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I have a cell with the value 02:37:12I need it rounding to the nearest value in minutes ie. 120+37=157I have tried all the formatting options I can think of.

Answer:Converting hh:mm:ss to minutes in excel

With the time in A1=ROUND(A1*1440,0)and format the result cell as Number.

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I am trying to convert a time given in minutes to a number only in an excel cell ie 127min to just 127 so that I can apply a formula.

Answer:Converting minutes to a number only in excell

How do you have the time formatted now?Please post an example.Didn't we do this already?MIKE

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I have been helping my manager with a project to help him with his day to day operations and he has asked me to change one of the forms he uses to change the way it displays the information. I normally can find work around to help him, but this time i am stumped.

Here is what I need help with:

He wants to be able to enter the number of minutes it takes do do a job in one cell and wants it to convert it to a hh:mm format. I can use custom formatting to do this the opposite way, but he does not want it to work that way.

he wants to type 124 and get 2:04 as the result in another cell.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Rob Jones

Answer:Converting minutes to an hour format

I think this should work (I assume you are using Excel?):

If you have 124 typed in to A1, add the following in to cell A2:

=TIME(0, A1, 0)

This should show you the answer in the time format. You can them use the cell formatting options to change this to display it just as "2:04", rather than with an AM/PM.

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I'm in an old Corel WordPerfect 12 table and need to convert the total time (HH:MM:SS) in a cell to just minutes. I can't seem to get any "table function" right. It's got to be a simple formula, can anyone help?

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I have a hr and minute format given ie 1hr 27min in a cell. I need to convert it to either minutes or hours as a number only. Any help would be appreciated

Answer:Converting hr min format to a number representing minutes

It is formatted as text (1 hr 27min). There will never be days -- it will always be just hr min.

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I was wondering if anyone would know a formula or a way I could covert total minutes accumalated into total hour and minutes ?

For example I have 290 minutes; I would like to convert that into 4:50.

I have tried multiple ways but can't seem to come up with an accurate formula ???

I am running Microsoft Access 2000

If anyone could please help it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Microsoft Access Converting Total Minutes into Hours

This link should explain it for you. There are a couple of other working-with-time links at the bottom of the article if not.

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I travel to Colorado from Texas frequently. The last three times I have made the trip, at some point when I change times zones, my 640XL displays a time that is 15 minutes faster than actual time. When this happens, it also will not automatically check emails so that I have to do it manually. The only solution I have found so far is to completely reset the phone and start over as if it is a new phone, uploading everything manually. This takes me a day. Anyone else experience this problem? Other solutions would be appreciated!

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One of the user machine stay at WELCOME screen at long time. It is almost 3 minutes to 45 minutes.
Operating system is Windows 7 Enterprise Edition 64 bit. No suspicious software installed in the machine other than "Google Update Helper, StoryBox version and StoryMANIA"

can you help me on how to solve this problem

Regards, Boopathi

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hey......i have a dell laptop....1 month old....and i have a problem with win 7 ultimate 32 freezes from time to time for exactly 3 minutes?! ....i can move the mouse....winamp still plays for another minute but none of the applications respond....i had first win 7 on 64 bit....i thought this is the problem.....i changed it on 32 the is not often but it is disturbing.....ram test was ok.....if i try to open an application it does not work but after the 3 minute interval they all respond ....and open when the system recovers...i do not have to reboot blue screen whatsoever....i am using for drivers uniblue powersuite says i have the latest drives....i have the last driver for my video card from ati site....i also installed this hotfix.... it is the same thing

windows is one week old.....i have all the updates...i mostly have this problem when surfing the web so i thought it was from the browser....i had google chrome and now i have firefox....with google chrome it was freezing more often then with firefox....but i encountered this problem also when looking in media library in winamp (search for a file ) any suggestions on what could it be....

Answer:3 minutes freeze from time to time

You had a BSOD yesterday, it was due to your hibernation file being too small.
To fix this, open an elevated (Run as adminstrator) Command Prompt and type this code:

PowerCfg.exe /HIBERNATE /SIZE 100
and then press Enter.
If you don't get an error message, then this should fix the problem.

Further info in this document:

Many network issues in Device Manager:

Microsoft 6to4 Adapter ROOT\*6TO4MP\0000 This device cannot start.
Microsoft 6to4 Adapter #2 ROOT\*6TO4MP\0001 This device cannot start.
Microsoft ISATAP Adapter ROOT\*ISATAP\0000 This device cannot start.
Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2 ROOT\*ISATAP\0001 This device cannot start.
Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3 ROOT\*ISATAP\0002 This device cannot start.
Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #4 ROOT\*ISATAP\0003 This device cannot start.
Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface ROOT\*TEREDO\0000 This device cannot start.

To fix this, open Device Manager, expand the Network Adapters category, then right click on each of the above adapters (6to4, ISATAP, and Teredo) and select "Uninstall" (DO NOT DISABLE!!!)
If needed the adapters will return on the next reboot - but in most cases they aren't needed and don't come back.

Other common issues:
- please uninstall Daemon Tools until we're finished troubleshooting. Often it will cause BSOD's in Win7
- please uninstall the ATI Catalyst Contro... Read more

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I am playing an online web-based game and I'm trying to make a spreadsheet so I can keep track of what I have got.

One of the things I have trouble with is how show the build time in hh mm ss of the structures and units. The formula the game seems to be:


building costs 100 credits
the contruction will take 50 credits an hour
Time to build: 02:00:00

real example from game

building costs 292 credits
the contruction will take 55 credits an hour
Time to build: 5:18:33
Any idea on how to do this?

Answer:converting value to time

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I have tons of .png files to convert to jpeg files and I was wondering if I could convert a lot .png files into .jpeg files without doing each one seperately. Anyone know if this is possible to do or a program you know that can convert a lot of them at a time?

Answer:Converting more than one .png at a time...

Most photo edit programs have a batch converter that will do the lot at once.

Irfanview : is a very popular small download that does the job very well.

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dear all,

Am running Office XP pro. Doing an excel template and have a column that has running time in minute. I need to has a separate column that show in hours. Therefore I devide the min col with 60 to get the hour but it's in decimal ie 100min = 1.666 but i need it to show 1hr 40 min.

how do it do that? pls help. thanks

Answer:excel xp help (converting time)

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hi I am trying to convert some mpeg files to 3gp with quick time pro, but when I do I seem to lose the video sound track.anyone got any ideasJarvo

Answer:converting mpeg to 3gp with quick time pro

Hi JarvoA bit of Googling found this thread. click hereHope it helps.Virtualdub available from click here

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Is there a way of converting *.mov files from my Nikon Coolpix so that I can use Windows Movie Maker to edit them.

Answer:Converting a Quick Time *.mov file

yes there is some software on click here some where

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Can anyone tell me if it is possible to convert quicktime .mov files to a format that is compatible with windows media player.

Answer:Converting quick time video files


That's easy with dBpoweramp, but I'm not sure the free version can do it.

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Once again, another query from the 'Wendal'......

Is there a quick and easy way to convert HH:MM time format to decimal and/or vice versa? This is needed as I run reports from a database in which data is entered as HH:MM (eg. 10.20 instead of 10.3333333.....)
If there is a way of adding up (correctly) differing amounts of time in HH.MM format, then that would be way easier, but currently, I do the following (which took me ages to work out!!)...

To convert Decimal time into HH:MM, I use this formula (remembering to change 'A1' to whichever cell you are pointing to)


To convert HH:MM time into Decimal, I use this formula (remembering to change 'A1' to whichever cell you are pointing to)



Any suggestions (bearing in mind I have no knowledge of VB)?


Answer:Excel 97: Converting HH:MM time format to Decimal

Format-Cells, Time.

Use the []. This adds up hours, even after they are over 24.

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Hi, i have this text file which i want to format with excel by changing numbers series in first column to time format( 933242124,933242148 so on ..)I want time in hh:mm:ss format.
Problem is i can convert the number by dividing 84600 ( number of seconds per day ) and then format cells with time format ( see the excel in second attachment), but i want time series in Indian stock market session ( 09:55:00 to 03:30:00)and i want time started from 9:55:00 AM and time series should look like after converting first column 09:55:24,09:55:48 etc ( few minutes here and there would be ok ) is there any way to convert time in to user define time series?
Also like to add that i tried to devide above number series by 20100 ( total no. of seconds from 9.55 to 3.30 pm ) but i didnt get success.

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Ok, I'm having a slight problem with using my browser (actually, all browsers) while connected to my dialup internet service. I'm using WinXp Home with SP2. This is the way it goes:

1. I dial up my ISP (with Windows built in dialer) and get about 51kbps.

2. Run Firefox, everything works fine and am able to browse web pages for five to six minutes.

3. All of a sudden, I click on a link or hit refresh and nothing happens the webpage doesn't move at all. At the bottom of Firefox, in the status bar, it says done. And that's it.

4. I open Internet Explorer and I get the "this page can not be loaded" page.

5. This is what's odd. While I cannot access webpages, I'm still able to update Spybot, Windows Updates and download Norton Virus Definitions.

6. I disconnect from my ISP and reconnect.

7. Rinse and repeat the last steps 1-7 over and over again.

Any ideas as to what might be causing this. This is a new installation of Windows XP and I know that it's not Spyware or a Virus because I'm running two different AntiVirus programs along with Spybot and MS Antispyware.


I don't as of yet have a firewall program, so the problem is not that.

Answer:Five minutes at a time...

Have you called your ISP for potential problems on their side?

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Hello,   My w540 is constantly 8 minutes behind. I change the time and it will lose 8 minutes in a heartbeet!! No other issues with laptop and it does not exceed the 8 minute loss, always 8 minutes... Anyone else see this issue.Thanks, Greg

Answer:Time is constantly 8 minutes behind

Are you connected to a domain controller or do you have a time server on your network?

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Hi, I've recently been having problems playing my computer games (WoW and Guild Wars). I would log on and the game will be running smoothly for 10 minutes or so and would suddenly become very choppy and sometimes freeze. After about 2-3 minutes (sometimes longer) of this, the game will run smoothly again for another 10 minutes or so and repeat its behavior.

I don't consider myself very computer savvy, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hey guys, I have a Windows 2003 Server, and for some reason the time on it keeps reverting back to about a half hour from what it should be. Because its not a full hour, it makes me think that its not the daylight savings bug problem. I keep resetting it, and it just goes right back after a few hours. Does anyone know of anything else to check besides the daylight savings bug?

Answer:Server Time off 30 minutes

At the command prompt, what does net time /querysntp give you?

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Computer won't shutdown after 15 minutes...I have to hit the reset button to get a restart.

I am running the 64bit Ultimate Release Candidate

Asus A8R32-MVP Deluxe
Opteron 185 OC'd to 2.75Ghz
4G OCR memory
Sapphire 1650 PCI-E video
2 green Western Digital 1Tb HD's
2 Western Digital 500Gb HD's

Haven't had any difficulties with Windows 7 other than this inability to restart...HELP!!!

Answer:shutdown time over 15 minutes

this is most likely not due to your hardware, but due to the software/gadgets and also drivers you may have installed yourself. You would have to go down the list, trial and error (or by searching here for known apps that have problems with 7), and uninstalling 1 by one quite possibly. If you can boot to safe mode and it seem alot faster, no shutdown hangs, then you know your answer isnt the OS install or something registry related.

This also could be if you have a usb hub in use, or the externals making this hang. Which also could be the issue with the 3gb in drives you have there... are those external or internal?

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I have a big problem here, my boot time to get to desktop is two minutes! Windows displays "Windows is starting up..." for about a minute in a half! It hangs at WINDOWS IS STARTING UP. I have windows XP. The message appears right before the login icons come in.

Answer:My boot time is only hmm...2 minutes

2 minutes isn't the end of the world, though I boot under 30 seconds.

Anyhoo, disable unneeded services and applications at start-up through msconfig. Clearing your pre-fetch folder of things 2 weeks or older is good to do also. Also if you have alot of programs set to load in the sys tray at startup that will slow your boot times as well. Obviously leave your anti-virus and fire wall intact at startup.

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Some months ago, my PC suddenly started taking 10 minutes to boot. The shutdown time increased dramatically as well.

This happened after I installed a game (through Steam) that had some kind of DRM install with it. The install also, I recall, seemed to force a DirectX install. After that my PC started having this problem. Aside from startup/shutdown time increase (from 1 minute to 10 minutes), one software I use started acting up in one way: loading a plugin inside the software shows a progress bar "Scanning DirectX FX... " & "Scanning 2/7: Tee/Sink-to-Sink Converter". The problem with this, is that it now takes like 30 seconds when it was nearly instant before.

Otherwise everything seems fine. Really hope I don't have to do a clean OS install. Attached images of event viewer, which show the 3 errors beginning at startup.

Answer:Boot time = 10 minutes (OS on SSD)

It's a software problem I'm pretty sure, you can test that theory by going to start bar search box typing msconfig , hitting enter, then going to the startup tab and unchecking everything.

If I'm right and this does solve the problem on reboot I would start rechecking items one at a time until you find the culprit.

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I really hope you can help. I built a PC for a mate. It was great until after about 1 month it started freezing when windows 7 was booting up. I tried to reinstall the OS but that froze also at different stages of install. To cut a long story short I swapped the GX card and RAM, then the MB but still had the same issue. I them swapped the CPU. This worked and I re-installed the OS. About a week later it started freezing on win7 boot screen again. I replace the CPU again and all was great. Soon though I started getting a BSOD after about 40 minutes of run time. I have tried installing the OS again but the old issue happens when it freezes during set-up. I have wasted and lot of time and money on this and now have come across this fab site. I hope I have uploaded the correct files. Thanks.

Answer:BSOD after about 40 minutes of run time.

Hello ripski, Welcome to SF

Just ran your dump file which is slightly inconclusive, if you have more please post a few more recent ones for comparison
dump states error code 0xDE POOL_CORRUPTION_IN_FILE_AREA
as you have already changed several components my initial thought would be to check HDD

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I had installed Adobe Photoshop CS5, but it is unchecked to start up upon booting up.
Also, Nov 8th Windows installed some security updates.
And I copied a 34 GB Blue ray disk ISO file to my C drive. I travel allot and put allot of movies on my laptop for easier travel.
But, 15 minutes to actually login in a bit much, in my opinion.
I am a novice when it comes to event viewer etc. If there is any assistance I would appreciate it.
Also, booting up in safe mode works great and fast.
All this happened with the past day as all of these programs and updates were done yesterday.
Only one setting was changed on my laptop. I changed Hibernate to 3 hours.

Answer:Login time 15 minutes, W7 64 bit

malware/virus free?
run chkdsk /f on the drive
run disk cleanup and defrag lately?

you have some program upon startup that is taking all the time. not related to copying files to the hard drive.

Might use msconfig to uncheck all apps starting up and add one back at a time until you are not fast again.

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A2=10:00 am, B2=9:30 am, C2=0.30If time difference result in C2 is less than 15 minutes, result should be B2 and if more than 15 minutes result should be B2+(A2-B2).

Answer:Time Difference is less than 15 minutes

If this is a programming question it should be here: and it would be a help if more detail was included.

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Well, for the last three months, I've been getting random 1-3 minute freezes at a time. This happens during any activities that I may be partaking in, either it be gaming or even just chatting on skype/facebook. It used to happen a lot less often than it currently does and I just dealt with it but now it's become increasingly annoying so I figured I'd check out some forums. I did get one BSOD a couple of weeks ago for the first time. I put the PC together myself and this was my second build. I checked out the page file business and nothing changed.

I'm not sure what other information I can provide that will be useful but let me know what else I can do to help out. Thanks in advance!

Answer:PC freezes for three minutes at a time

could be a number of things including a virus or possibly even faulty hardware (less likely). a lot of freeze ups can be traced back to heat problems and/or an incorrectly configured BIOS. i can't say what your experience level is but if this isn't your first build i'm gonna say you know the basics and how to troubleshoot more common things.

firstly, the dxdiag log looks pretty normal to me, and since there aren't any problems listed i would be looking more at the audio or video drivers themselves... with the latter of the two being the more likely candidate for problems. directx installation is pretty cut and dry but sometimes graphics drivers can just be "broken" on certain machines, so I would start there. are you using the latest graphics drivers? i'm guessing you are not overclocking so i wont ask about 3rd party apps or anything but you'll also want to make sure that the BIOS is configured correctly and at least double check the RAM timings. i always put these in myself using the factory timings that are located on the modules or on the packaging. memory can cause a number of different issues if not configured correctly.

so i would start there and post back with the results. good luck!

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First off I would like to thank everyone on BC for their gifts of insight and valuable time. I have tried to learn as much as I can before bothering anyone with posting redundant questions but alas, I'm stuck.

I have this old Sager 2200t notebook with Belkin wireless card and my trusty laser mouse.(see sig. below). Whenever I restart this machine it quite literally takes about 20 minutes for the HDD light to quit blinking and be ready for use. I have defragged, ran spybot normally and in safe mode. Norton won't scan completly in safe mode, quits after a while and says components are missing, but returns a clean bill of health when ran normally. I have unchecked all but ccApp (symantec) and ipoint (mouse) in the startup menu. I have removed items in the startup menu using Spybot startup tool that I was sure were unnecessary. I have recently maxed out the ram on this machine to 512meg (but only reports 448?). This seemed to help a little. Used Reg Mechanic and Windows Care to clean registry. I cleaned up the desktop and moved everything to a folder on my taskbar (thanks to this site!). I'm now out of ideas.

I have noticed there is a very long list of things listed under the Services Tab next to Startup in MSCONFIG and all are checked and over half are running. I attributed this to my overall slowdown of the machine. I don't pretend to know the first thing about these! When I check Windows memory cleaner it reports Free Physical mem 177meg of 448meg. ... Read more

Answer:Boot Time 20 Minutes

First, "Welcome to".The difference of 512mb and 448mb of RAM represents the amount of RAM dedicated to your video card. You should be able to adjust the amount allocated from the BIOS. If you run video intensive application you may want to increase the amount.Let's see if you have a program or driver that may be hanging. Got to the Event Viewer located in the Administrative Tools, under the Control Panel. List the last four error messages here. When you find an error message right click on it, and select properties. That is the information we need you to post here.

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Bleeping Computer Staff,First of all thanks for the help that brought my laptop from the grave Now a little background on my home computer. I'm active duty and only get home maybe twice a year so maintenance has been a little sparse on this one not to mention I only have 10 days to get it fixed before I have to report back to my command so any quick help is absolutely appreciated as this is my primary means of communicating with my wife and kids.This computer tends to just stop responding from time to time for a few minutes at a time. It doesn't matter if we are connected to the internet or not. I tend to believe its a spyware that is trying to send info but really I have no clue. Also noticed that there is a google toolbar, not sure how that effects anything.What I've done. I've downloaded Ewido and Ad-Aware SE and run both. They caught a bunch of stuff but it is still doing the same thing. I use Symantec Anti-virus and Firewall and have run a full scan with no results. Below is the HijackThis file I took minutes ago. I've removed Kazaa 3.0 that my son had downloaded and used but I know that all the files haven't been removed. There is another that I can't seem to get rid of Morpheus 4.7.1.I hope I haven't left anything out, since I'm not the primary user of this computer its all I've been able to find out so far.Thanks,SifuCarlLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 9:06:46 AM, on 12/18/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.... Read more

Answer:Computer Freezing For Minutes At A Time

Check for Ewido updates and then run itFix these with HJT ? mark them, close IE, click fix checkedR3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497} - (no file)O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [P2P Networking] C:\WINDOWS\system32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe /AUTOSTART O8 - Extra context menu item: &Search - your computer into safe mode now. (Tapping F8 at the first black screen) Perform the following steps in safe mode:Double-click on Killbox.exe to run it. Now put a tick by Standard File Kill. In the "Full Path of File to Delete" box, copy and paste each of the following lines one at a time then click on the button that has the red circle with the X in the middle after you enter each file. It will ask for confimation to delete the file. Click Yes. Continue with that same procedure until you have copied and pasted all of these in the "Paste Full Path of File to Delete" box. Note: It is possible that Killbox will tell you that one or more files do not exist. If that happens, just continue on with all the files. Be sure you don't miss any.Now paste these folders in and then make sure Deltree is checked before hitting the red x ? deltree will not show until a folder is copied into the lineC:\WINDOWS\system32\P2P NetworkingSTART ? RUN ? type in %temp% OK - Edit ? Select all ? File ? Delet... Read more

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Started last night. (24hrs)
Was initially just hanging on firefox. like, the window would stop responding for a minute, and then work again fine. I tried to re-install FF, didn't help.
Went to bed, woke up, and worked through it. Installed chrome after class, it helped, but still hung.
Now it freezes every few minutes for longer and longer amounts of time.
I'm not how to fix it.
Help is always appreciated.
I have tried a system restore to 1 week ago when the computer was fine.

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSX64
Run by Brain at 0:12:22.74 on Fri 09/17/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.5119.3891 [GMT -6:00]

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

C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgchsva.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgrsa.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrva.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Wi... Read more

Answer:Win 7 freezes often/periodically for minutes at a time

I will be gone during the weekend, sorry if I don't respond to any advice right away.

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My computer has been locking up for 5 minutes at a time a few times a day.

The harddrive sounds like it's running a marathon, and I can't do anything -- even my clock stops. After 5 minutes or so, it slowly unlocks, and I can resume what I was doing.

I'm posting this in the Malware Forum, because this started happening about 10 days ago . . . after I clicked on a link from friend in myspace. When asked to enter my password, I thought myspace was just being buggy. (I know, I know, I'll never drink and surf again.) Then she emailed me a few days later to tell me that she'd been hacked. Then a few of my friends got emails with bad links. I've changed my password, and the bad emails have stopped being sent from my account, but my computer is still doing this locking up thing!



ps. I ran the AVG spyware program, and changed the settings to save a report after all scans, even if no threats present, but after I ran it, it said "No Reports Available." ?? It only found 3 cookies . . . .

Answer:Computer locks up for 5 minutes at a time

You have both AVG Anti-virus and Norton installed..which is a no no ....please uninstall AVG Anti-virus...(or Norton - unless you have a paid subscription).

Please use add/remove programs to uninstall:
Java 2 Runtime Environment, SE v1.4.2_03

Reboot and install:
Java Runtime 6

Please copy the bold text below to notepad. Save it as fixME.reg to your desktop. Be sure the "Save as" type is set to "all files" Once you have saved it double click it and allow it to merge with the registry.


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Search Page"=""
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Search Page"=""
"Search Bar"="Search Bar"=""
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I'm experiencing slow boot times with a newly built system. No programs are currently installed other than:

Windows XP Pro SP2
All windows updates
All drivers
Avast 4 AV

All startup items in msconfig have been disabled and the hard drive was defragged after the all the installs.

I installed Bootvis, ran the optimization tool and saw no improvement. I then ran a boot trace and found a file the is holding up the boot process by 45 secs.


I googled the file and it seems to be networking related. One of the solutions I've read about was setting a static IP. That doesnt make sense to me since my other system boots in 30 seconds without one. Why would this system be any different?

Does anyone know of a solution? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Slow XP boot time. (2 minutes)

Workgroup or Domain?

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I am having a real problem tracking this problem down. The machine behaves perfectly during normal use but if a I walk away and leave it, typically, after about 50 minutes I get a BSOD. I have tried starting in Safe Mode (seemed as though this fixed the problem although I can't be sure). Tried running MSCONFIG in diagnsotic start up and this also SEEMED to work. I had some mapped drives to my QNAP NAS and thought that might be the problem (I know W7 can misbehave with Samba shares) and so I disconnected them but the problem is still there. I attach the zip from the Diagnostic Tool. BTW all hardware has undergone extensive soak testing and I believe the machine is running well under specification in all respects. Please help.

Answer:BSOD after about 50 minutes of idle time

Hello wbmat and welcome to the forums,

I had a look through your files, and most of your BSOD dump files are very silent about the cause, however there was one that pointed to the video card driver as the problem so let us start there:

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 7F, {8, 80050031, 406f8, fffff88005c1a729}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+1d6729 )

Followup: MachineOwner
I had a look at the time stamp on the driver and it happens to be one that was released and found to be problematic (at least on this particular forum):

kd> lmvm nvlddmkm
start end module name
fffff880`05a44000 fffff880`064e2000 nvlddmkm T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Timestamp: Sat Dec 29 01:47:52 2012 (50DE9218)
CheckSum: ... Read more

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Every time I boot, the computer runs fine for a few minutes, then BSODs. Runs fine in safe mode.

I changed out the MoBo, Chip and RAM (I was planning to upgrade anyway), and this did not solve the problem.

See attached for the diagnostic info.

EDIT: See additional crash details below.

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

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1000008e
BCP1: C0000005
BCP2: 83724487
BCP3: A698D754
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Answer:BSOD several minutes after boot, every time.

UPDATE: I wiped the HDD and reinstalled Win 7 Professional (32 bit). This increased the time to BlueScreen. 2 boots, both blue screened after ~60 minutes.

Bad HardDrive, maybe?

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Hi y'all

5 days ago my Motorola cable modem died totally. Bought same model and when I tried to access the INternet and I got "limited or no connectivity" and wrong IP address, even after Comcast changed the MAC Adress and I was connected directly from the modem to my computer. Spoke with Comcast techs for 5 days and they had me buy 2 new LAN cards, 2 more modems, changed the lan wires and I still could not connect.

Finally a VONAGE tech had me connect from the modem to the Vonage box/router and then to my computer and I was finally able to use my VOIP phone again ! GREAT !! I really needed that. Not only that, but I was also able to access the Internet but only for periods of about 40 minutes , at the end of which I get the "limited or no connectivity" error and then I have to reboot and I am able to get into the internet again!! BUT for only another 40 minutes!

ANyway, any ideas out there? Specially considering that now I AM able to acess the Internet? Thanks lots!

Answer:Can connect with the Internet for only @ 40 minutes at a time!

just a question, what happens if you reboot the cable modem and not your PC will that get you on the internet again?
what happens if you go to a command prompt and type "ipconfig /release_all" then type
"ipconfig /renew_all" , will that get you on the internet? (make note of the IP address)

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I have some serious boot issue... most of the times it takes 2 mins to boot, and sometimes 7-12 seconds. i have no idea why. i have great system:
12GB ram
hd 7970 x 2
Samsung SSD 840 Evo 250gb
3tb wd caviar black
1tb wd caviar black

Answer:Boot time from 10 seconds to 2 minutes.

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Make and model number of EVERYTHING found inside the PC? Motherboard, RAM, PSU, GPU, etc.

Please follow this here:

1. Download Temporary File Cleaner from here.

2. Make sure that you Save As... the file to your desktop.

3. Make sure to close out all opened programs! TFC will close all open program to run, be sure to safe any work!
4. Double Click on the TFC.exe file that is saved to your desktop.

5. Windows will ask to either Run or Cancel the program. Click on Run.

6. Once TFC has opened, click the Start button.

7. Allow TFC to run uninterrupted.

8. Your desktop icons and other programs may disappear during this process. That is normal.

9. After TFC has finished it should automatically reboot the PC.

10. If it does not reboot, reboot manually.

11. It is normal that after running TFC that the PC will be slower to boot for the first time.

12. Please report the RED number that is shown at the end of the test.

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Hello, I didn't know where else to put this question i had, so if it's in the wrong thread please excuse me.

I've been having this problem for about a month now. I turn the comp on within a few minutes of being on everything freezes up for about 5-6 minutes at a time, I've times to see if it's always the same but there was a diffrence once (most of the time between 5-6 mins) how i get it to unfreeze is I press CNTRL+ALT+DEL numerous times then wait and do it again. after a while it comes out of the freezing state and is perfectly fine running like new. Does anyone know what my problem might be. And it always only happens when i turn it on, im thinking it may be when i sign on to aol also but it did happen while i was offline i believe.


Answer:CPU Freezes for few minutes then is fine, all the time

could be spyware

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Problem: about every hour, my laptop will freeze and lock up for about 10 minutes. In this state, I can sometimes close out of programs but can not open any or bring up task manager with ctrl+alt+del. The clock still works though. After those 10 minutes or so, everything comes back and works as normal and whatever actions I did during the frozen period are then performed (such as opening programs or pulling up task manager).

Backstory: Tuesday, I downloaded a virus. I then did a system restore to about a week ago. After the restore is when the problem began occurring. I ran an Avast anti-virus scan which found 2 viruses and were fixed automatically. The problem persisted. Wednesday, I took my laptop to my campus IT and had them re-image it. It froze again as I was reinstalling some programs an hour later. Today, I talked to Microsoft support and they linked me 3 different virus/malware scanners. I did a full scan on all 3 and they all came up clean.

So now I think it is a hardware issue but I'm not sure how to test it exactly. Where do I go from here guys?

Answer:Laptop freezes for minutes at a time

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Hello, 2 month ago I bought a brand new MSI fx620 laptop, and once in a while (1-2 weeks) i was getting a BSOD for no reason . now it got worse and i get BSOD every 5-10 , i remember getting errors like 0x005 and 0x0BE . i ran a complete disk check via windows and it turned out fine, windows memory check also was fine.

I tried to see what would happen if i uninstall the Nvidia drivers , and now everytime I try to install the recent ones my laptop gets BSOD when extracting install files.

I am uploading my recent minidumps , i hope that someone could analyse them for me and help solving my problam.

Thank everyone in advance.

Answer:BSOD every 5-10 minutes, different errors each time

The minidump file is corrupt... Have you checked for a malware infection and is Windows fully updated including the optional updates?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5450 @ 1.66GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3061 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152617 MB, Free - 130851 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0KY767
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
After having some hardware installed I am experiencing a long shut down time with Off and Restart. I can hibernate.

Answer:Long shut down time at least 10 minutes

You may have in part answered your own question.
What new hardware did you install?

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Hi sorry to have to clutter your forums with a thread

anyways I've been having this issue lately so I searched it up on google and came across this thread

Funny thing is, I'm getting this exact same issue however weird it may sound with all of the same symptoms all the way down to the 1-3 minute freezes, distorted slow motion sound, and the suspicious fact that it happens unusually often while on youtube (also quite commonly on games)

I'm not sure if this is a malware issue or maybe a hardware issue or what, however I suspicion that it may have something to do with my CPU. This PC has been sitting in the hot garage for about a year before I used it, and I even replaced the thermal paste so I'm not sure if the heat had anything to do with the cause of this issue. Also it worked fine the last time I used it, never had these hangs.

I'll probably be doing a complete HDD wipe and windows reinstall at the end of this week after my classes end for the semester and I can finish my projects, that way I can weed out if it's caused by any malware. Although I still appreciate any ones input or help on my situation!

Thanks in advance,


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The basic problem is that the computer pauses (serious slowdown) for from a few seconds to a few minutes to, I guess, forever, forcing me to turn it off (with the power button) and then reboot. -- I have run chkdsk c: /f (on all drives, of course) - it deleted about 11 files on the F: drive (where temp files are located). -- Defragging is regularly done. -- Ccleaner is regularly run. -- Sysinternals Process Explorer doesn't show anything using 100% of the CPU. -- SOME times I can do a shutdown/reboot from the Start menu, but at times the slowdown is so bad that I just have to "pull the plug" (as noted above). Your help will be greatly appreciated and I know how to follow instructions to the letter. ~Jim~ Following is the highjackthis.log (version 2.0.2): ---------snip--------- Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2 Scan saved at 6:25:03 AM, on 9/28/2008 Platform: Windows XP SP3, v.3311 (WinNT 5.01.2600) MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705) Boot mode: Normal Running processes: C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe E:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE E:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\00THotkey.exe C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\TFNF5.exe C:\WINDOWS\system32\TPWRTRAY.EXE C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TouchE... Read more

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Hi, my desktop PC takes almost 5 minutes to boot up from switching on until the working light on the case goes out, does that sound too long to you?
All I've got on the system is a lightweight flight sim game and Google Earth,plus a bunch of assorted documents and pictures, so I can't understand what's causing the delay.
(If I click to open something while the working light is still on, nothing happens for a while and it adds another minute to the bootup time)
PS- The specs are fairly good-
Intel Core2 Duo [email protected]
RAM 4.0GB Dual-channel [email protected]
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 1024Mb 
Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Answer:Is 5 minutes bootup time too long?

Yes; 5 minutes is excessive. I try to keep mine to working desktop in under 1 minute.
My bet is on start-up entries, anti-virus/malware boot scan, driver issues, failing hard drive or malware: Maybe a combination of all.

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Hello - I'm running an Acer Aspire 5732 Z.When I start up my computer, it brings up the Desktop quickly but whenever I'm clicking on anything it takes forever to load them - maybe 5 minutes or more to load up things like My Computer and suchlike.I've had Task Manager up at the same time as doing this and the CPU Usage is minimal at around 2 - 3% and there are no processes taking up too much memory. I've checked all programs loaded on start up and there are no odd ones, I've checked all of the processes in Task Manager to see if they are legitimate and they appear to be. I've done a full system virus scan and spyware scan and have found nothing.This has randomly happened; I had installed a couple of simple things (SonicStage and an update to Vuze) but I've removed them and any other things installed at the time. System Restore won't work - it continually comes up with an error message saying it was unable to restore a file or something like that; irrespective of which restore point I attempt to use.I've run all of the system checks, hard disk checks and memory checks that are built into the system.HOWEVER - and this it the weird, weird part. When I've left the computer to load for a bit it runs absolutely perfectly. There are no issues with gameplay for any games (I installed some to test this with), everything loads quickly and everything runs as a computer should run. This would suggest - and please correct me if I'm wrong - that it's not a hardware issue. It also suggests t... Read more

Answer:W7 Unusual loading time for first 10 minutes

Problem solved! Page file had a bad day. See here:

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Hello a newcomer to Tech Support, so my apologies if I have missed any protocols on posting.

My laptop (Vista SP2 32 Bit) suddenly is taking around 4 to 5 minutes to fully boot. It had been running fine up until few days back.

So I have run MalwareBytes in Safe Mode that came up with zero

I have run AVG again nothing reported.

In addition I have run Kaspersky tool which showed nothing

Bit-Defender online scans have also shown no result.

I have removed unwanted programs and also disabled a number of Start-Up processes and applications, even tried disabling all apart from my AVG and still no reduction in boot time.

I am wondering if some sneaky malware has gotten onto the system, so I ran a HiJack This scan, below is the log from that, can anyone please help?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 13:59:48, on 30/06/2013
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)

FIREFOX: 21.0 (en-US)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG PC TuneUp\TuneUpUtilitiesApp32.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2013\avgui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvtray.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATKOSD2\ATKOSD2.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Media\DMedia.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG SafeGuard toolbar\vprot.exe
C:\Users\Jeff\AppData\Roaming\SearchProtect\bin\... Read more

Answer:BootUp Time Now 4/5 Minutes, Malware?

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

Please see if the information in this sticky topic will help you

Is your PC running slow...?

If not, please read on.

We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Spyware 1st Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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