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Question: Best screwdriver/system for taking apart a Thinkpa...

Hello! I am looking for beste screwdriver Set for Lenovo Thinkpad P70 Workstation. PH00? Is this right? What Type/What Company? Thanks for answers!

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Preferred Solution: Best screwdriver/system for taking apart a Thinkpa...

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

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

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

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Hi all, i got a new ThinkPad T430 2349 and installed Windows 7. After installing the drivers, everything works fine, except the card reader. It it is not found, instead there is an unknown base system device listed in the Hardware Manager. The hardware-id of this base system device is: PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_E822&SUBSYS_21F317AA&REV_07This should be indeed the card reader.Which driver do I need?I already installed these without succes:http://support.lenovo.com/de_DE/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS028931http://support.lenovo.com/de_DE/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS029035 Thanks for any help!Andreas










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Answer:Unknown Base system device -> Card Reader, ThinkPa...

Ok, I got a driver which works in Windows7, too:www.magnetix.rs/activa/E822_X64.zip

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Question: Thinkpa

Upon boot up after the splash screen it shows up with a picture of a lock -I do believe it needs to have a password entered and I do not know the password, Can I access the CMOS battery to reset this password to get pass this lock and back into the OS

Answer:Thinkpa

Welcome to the forum!Removing the CMOS battery will get you nowhere.Good luck.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core-2-Duo-Extreme-SLAZ3-2-8Ghz-X9000-800Mhz-6MB-cache-socket-P-/23178... According to http://t61.wikispaces.com/ it is one of the CPUs that should work. I'm concerned about the heat problem, would I need to buy something cool it?

Answer:Will this CPU work with an IBM Lenevo T61 Thinkpa...

The CPU won't be in the BIOS, so it might not be recognized correctly and might not work at all.  The X9000 draws more power than the power supply is set to support, so it might cause quick or slow failure.  Unless you have a Penryn CPY (T8xxx or T9xxx) you don't have digital thermal sensors so cooling might not work correctly.  It seems like not a good idea to me.

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Hello I have plans on buying a new computer and I'm very satisfied with my Lenovo  that I use now. The question for me is if I should go for the  X1 carbon Gen 3 or Thinkpad yoga. I'm going to the US in August and the plan is to buy one by that time. But I will need to be able to switch to a Swedish keyboard while I'm back in Sweden. Since I have not bought none of them yet I do not have the serial number for them so I can not provide you with that. And if switching is possible i'm presuming that the backlit keyboard will still work? Everything on lenovoes webiste is asking for serial numbers so it makes it quite difficult if you dont own the computer yet. Is it possible to replace the american keyboard layout to a Swedish one? On at least at one of those two?Also, does anyone know if Lenovo will be releasing some computers like this two around the time of windows 10 release? Might be worth waiting. What kind of warranty is there for these computers? Cause everything I'll find on this website is asking me for a serial number which of of course dont have... If this wont be possible I guess I will ask Dell the same thing for the XPS 13... Otherise it will be the Surface pro since yes, you can change keyboard.  Long post with alot of question i know but I'll hope you'll be fine with that. I will have to be  able to write וההצ and make the <>| signgs which is not possible if I just switch  language inside windo... Read more

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I have a Thinkpad 21P with window98 chinese installed.  I have 2 recovery Cds coming with the computer purchurse, one  for window 98 English, one for window 98 chinese.  Can I use the the recovery CD for English to change the OS from Chinese to English?   If not, can I just use another window 98 (English) system Cd (not come with the laptop purchurse) to do another installation to overwrite the old one?  Is Thinkpad 21P big enough for a XP pro installation? thanks

Answer:change window98 from Chinese to English on Thinkpa...

Welcome to the forum! If you format the drive and install Win 98SE English, it will be just fine. As for XP, even with RAM maxed out at 512MB, A21p is a little sluggish, my suggestion would be Windows 2000. Hope this helps. 

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I'm thinking about upgrading my T540p's hard drive. I have a 256gb SSD and as a second drive a 500gb hd, I would like to replace the second for a 4tb hd but I cannot find anything if the T540p will support it or not... What are the maximum capacities for harddrives to be supported by the T540p?

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Hi there, I have to take off from a netbook its screen. On various it forums it says I need a flathead or a phillips screw driver. Thing is though is that I imaagine that there are lots of those around, so can you tell me which one I need? TIABelcanto

Answer:What screwdriver do I need?

Flat (electrical) screwdriver 3mm. Philips #0 or Philips #1A pack of jewellers screwdrivers has these sizes.Magnetic bit holders with an assortment of bits are useful. Or a tiny piece of BluTak moulded onto tip is useful when removing/replacing screws in recesses.CD/DVD marker pen (fine). Mark cables and connectors as you take them apart.Take static precautions frequently. Especially if you move around over a carpet.I stick a screwdriver into the earth of a socket. Or touch water pipe/radiator bare metal (lick finger)Not through paint, its an insulator. Good lighting/workarea/torch/magnifying glass.Use fingers and nails or flat metal when prising plastic pieces apart. Screwdriver will chew the plastic.Download the maintenance service manual guide beforehand. And look for YouTube videos for your model or general ones.Google "how to replace laptop screen"Print out if no second computer to see while laptop in bits.I usually squeeze a blob or 4 of superglue onto a piece of scrap paper and dip the screws in and get the tiniest amount of glue possible on the end of the screw when reassembling.Use the magnet bit or screwdriver + BluTak when doing this.I don't have nice red, green or blue Threadlock.It doesn't lock the screws in permanently, just helps them stop coming loose inside.I think that's all except good luck and take your time.

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Hello everyone. I am Big Guy Zee and I've just signed up to the lenovo forums today with an issue that you guys could help me with. I've had my IBM T42 (model-type 2373-Q91) for over a year now and it's not too bad, it came with 1GB of RAM but as most of you know it can take 2GB of RAM. It can still be slow at times so I'm considering an upgrade. Now unfortunately, Im pretty sure that both of my RAM slots are used up. One slot is easy to access (in the base, which is being used up) but the other is underneath the keyboard! (come on, why under there?) I know a place where I can get a couple of cheap1GB RAM sticks but there is one problem, for me to access that heard-to-reach slot I have to un-screw a lot of screws, and I can't find a decent screwdriver that's the right size. I've used the smallest I could find but still no luck. So I was wondering, have any of you taken out the keyboard of your T42? What type of screwdriver did you use? Was it special in any way? Could I find it online (seeing as I'm from the UK)?  I've got an OK screwdriver for the easy slot but a part of me wants to upgrade in full. Can you help? Thank you













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Answer:A screwdriver for my T42...

Download this PDF: ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/39t6192_01.pdf And got to Document page 79 (PDF page 85) and follow the instructions. hth Madi

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anyone know where I can get a screwdriver that fits the back
of my computer. It is a compaq laptop, the screws are not
straight or philips, the are a sort of "star" shape and very tiny.
I tries a eyeglass screw set driver but that was too small.
Thanks
 

Answer:Where to get Screwdriver at ?

You're referring to either hex or, more likely, torx. I've always had the best luck with Craftsman tools (at almost any Sears). You could also check Radio Shack.
 

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Question: Tiny screwdriver

I'm replacing the backlight in my Toshiba Portege and can't find a screwdriver small enough. I bought a set described as 'watchmakers' containing Phillips 000, but it aint small enough. What size crosshead screwdriver should I ask for ..... basically if you can see it, it aint small enough.

Answer:Tiny screwdriver

try a sharp pointed thin bladed knife, take care of course

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My fan has become really loud. So, I thought its about time to clean the inside of my computer and the fan. But what I did was, I opened up the fan case using a magnetic screwdriver (Idiot Me). I did not touch any of circuits and actual hardware with the screwdriver. I did it this morning and every things seems fine except that firefox is acting up. Unto the question: I was wondering am I likely to see any damage done to my computer later on?Thank you

Answer:Magnetic Screwdriver

The connection between Firefox and your magnetic screwdriver should  be practically non-existant. What kind of problems do you have with Firefox?

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I have opened my lenovo yoga to upgrade the ssd but don't have a phillips screwdriver small enough for the screws holdingthe metal piece down. I went to radioshack and the smallest they had was 00, which was too big. Ive looked on amazon but am not sure which size I need. It looks like it's measured in mm. Any help? Thanks.

Answer:Help w/ screwdriver for upgrading SSD

hi gerbila,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
According to page 41 of the hardware maintenance manual, the type of screw on the SSD is a:
 

 
You will need a screwdriver like this or similar to remove it.
 
 
Hope this helps.
 

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Although I do not do a lot of fiddling around with computer parts, I have recently removed a HDD and CD/DVD drive from a old laptop to place in enclosures. I managed with the small screwdrivers that I had in my possession until I came to removing the bracket from the back of the cd/dvd dive so that I could place it in the caddy, and found that nothing I had would fit the 2 small screws that held the bracket on.Trying to use the wrong type will only make things worse. My question is are all computer screws the same type e.g. Posidrive, Philips, Torx ect and can you recomnend a screwdriver set that will cover what I may need.

Answer:computer screwdriver set

I bought a set of 2 screwdrivers from qvc which had interchangeable bits. They came in 2 sizes normal and very small. They also have the advantage of a flexible shaft if you need to get into awkward places. The screws on most caddies are normally philips type and any multibit set should do.

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Hello guys
I have a pc with corei7 cpu and asus motherboard
while moving into new place I happend that the case bumbed againsed hard surfaces 2 times. so when I tried to start my pc it did not work. actually it was no POST ,no display case, simply the desktop start and then shuts down after couple of seconds. when I opened the case I found that the heatsink was litle bit displaced and not attached properly , ant way I fixed it in place but still the same problem again no-post and no-display and eventually the whole thing shut down .
again I opened up the case and started by removing memory sticks and video card one by one,here where I noticed that the start botton stoped working and I cannot start the desktop at all . I have noticed that the motherboard botton is on , I tried to check the power switch cable but it was in place any way I took it off and tried to start it using the screwdriver-short method , but nothing happened
what does that mean is all dead !!!!

thank you so much for reading this long description
 

Answer:PC won't start even with the screwdriver-short

The best way to check if everything is working is to bench test the entire kit.

make sure you have a clear working area and ideally an antistatic surface.


Remove all components such as RAM, Graphics Cards, Hard Drives, Optical Drives etc
Now remove the motherboard from the casing and place on a flat clean surface.
Remove PSU unit form case.
Check to see if the motherboard has a VGA port on it. If it does then plug your monitor into the VGA port. If it doesnt you will need to plug in your graphics card to use the monitor.
Insert a RAM module into the Primary RAM slot on the motherboard. This is normally the one CLOSEST to the CPU socket & heatsink. Also plug in the PSU unit. -

NOTE: some graphcis cards require a molex adapter from the PSU unit to work properly
Turn on and using "the screw driver" method conect the two power pins on the mothorboard start panel. IF everything is working the PC should BOOT and you should get a POST screen and be able to get access to the BIOS.
Hopefully if everything is ok you should now be able to rebuild your tower by pluggin in the hard drive and optical drive ect and seeing if you can BOOT to the OS.

If you are still having problems AT STEP 6 you may wish to try replacing the memory modules or removing the CPU and heatsink and reinstalling them. It could be that some pins got damaged etc. Also try replacing any SATA (or IDE) cables just in case they got damaged.

NOTE: When removing the CPU, if you do, I recomm... Read more

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Hi guys, well yeah, I accidentally the bottom part of my motherboard of my laptop under the mouse buttons, not sure what I hit as I see no scratches but my sound no longer works. I have reset bios and reinstalled drivers to see if that would reset it or something but the problem is still there. Any ideas on if I have short circuited it and if there is a repair?

The laptop is an Acer aspire 5630. Running Win 7 if that matters

thanks for your time
 

Answer:Hit screwdriver on motherboard, no more sound

Oh and both speakers and headphones do not work
 

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Hey guys, just wondering, will a magnetic screwdriver mess anything up in a computer if you work on it with one?

Answer:will a magnet screwdriver mess anything up?

Ive used them before and not messed anything up ... but i am not 100% sure that you won't mess anything up. I don't think anything in there is sensitive to magnets. Not like a TV picture tube.

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i was looking inside my computer and saw something in a slot that was a little loose. i got a screwdriver and tried screwing it in but the screwdriver fell and hit the motherboard. i got the screwdriver out and put the side of te case back on and tried turning on the computer but it wont work! please help i used my spending money to eat only 2 nutella sandwiches a day to save up for this! please help
 

Answer:Help screwdriver hit motherboard when screwing something in!!

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Hi, i need to open inside of my X201 myself because i dont trust technical services. could you please tell me which screwdriver set and tools should i use like IBM technicians use? i d like to buy one set like they used. thanks





ThinkPad X201 3680-AD6 / Intel Core i5 M560 2.67Ghz / DDR3 8GB / Intel SSD 730 Series 240GB / 12.1 WXGA 1280x800p / Dual boot Win10 Pro x64 - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64bit + X200 Ultrabase + ThinkVision LT2252p

Answer:Screwdriver to open X201

Hi Priority,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
You can purchase any screwdriver kit for laptop, which you can get it online. And use ThinkPad X201 HMM (Hardware Maintenance Manual) if you want to replace any hardware parts.
 
ThinkPad X201 HMM
 
Hope this helps.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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where can i find one of these sets that include ones that work with hdd's and other screws that arent the positive or negative tips on themie. hdd's have wierd shaped ones on them

Answer:computer repair screwdriver set.

click herecheap too...(santos7)

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My External Cirago CST 4000 stopped working so I'm Taking it Apart to get the Hard drive out Of The case. I Don't Know What Kind of Screwdriver I need To Take Out These Kind Of Screws..

This Is The Picture Of The Screws.. Please HELP ME




 

Answer:What screwdriver do I need for my Cirago CST 4000?

The type of fastener appears to be security torx although it would have been better if the photo view was straight on. There are different sizes but it's hard to tell from a picture what size this is. Security torx usually comes as a bit socket. This one will be 1/4" drive or 3/8" drive.
 

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I have a Lenovo Yoga 3, and I want to clean out the fan. The problem is, I don't know what screwdriver size to use, and I don't want to buy the wrong one. Thank you!

Answer:What screwdriver should I use for a Lenovo Yoga 3?

Yoga 3 Pro or Yoga 3 14?

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I'm looking to upgrade my W530 with a 3720M processor and 4 GB factory RAM. I can't find out my RAM's specifications like voltage, timing or mhz from the BIOS and I don't want to run into compatibility issues, so can anyone suggest some compatible 8 GB RAM sticks, as well as a screwdriver or screwdriver kit to remove the back two screws? Thanks.

Answer:W530 compatible RAM + Screwdriver

Pompous, 
 
Here is your Hardware Maintenance Manual:
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/guides-and-manuals/detail.page?DocID=UM014941
 
Your PSREF will show you how much RAM is supported depending on your processor, etc.  You can have up to 16GB in the dual-core model and up to 32GB in the quad-core model. 
 
The PSREF is here:
http://www.lenovo.com/psref/pdf/tabook.pdf
 
Any PC3-10600 1333MHz DDR3, non-parity, dual-channel capable RAM is supported. 
 
The W530 ships with memory under the keyboard.  It should be easy to install additional modules by removing the bottom memory door cover.  I think any small screwdriver should work fine.
 
Your System Service Parts List is here:
http://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/W530_FRU_BOM.pdf
 
Hope this helps.
 





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im wondering if magnets do any harm to computer parts like video cards etc. because the screwdriver i have is slightly magnetized. and ill be using it to do some work on my videocard, screwing and unscrewing screws basically
 

Answer:Solved: using a slightly magnetized screwdriver

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i am lost as to which screwdriver i need to remove the cover around the fan and heat sink, my p 10 is over heating now all the time and im hoping its because, of dust and dirt that has been sucked in over the last year and a half, the screws i need to open are an actual star shaped screw, not the normal philips star like the rest of the screws on the unit, I hope someone here can point me in the right direction as to where i can get one of these scredrivers........... thank you

Answer:what screwdriver to use to remove fan cover on satellite p10

Hi

Sorry but your question is a little bit laughable for me. Before you wait for some answer Google a little bit around or ask in some store for tool kit.

My last notebook was Satellite P20. It is the similar unit just a little bit bigger but with the same screws. It is not recommended to use non-original screwdriver but I have done it. Please don?t do this because of screw damaging.


Bye

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Ok, I had an older computer in which I had to touch some pins with a screwdriver to start it up. Well last night after turning the computer off but using a screwdriver (while he computer was frozen), I tried to turn it back on and for some reason it is having some problems. Maybe I'm not using the correct object or started touching the pins in the wrong direction, but someone who is experienced in this please give me some proper directions.
 

Answer:Touching the motherboard with a screwdriver to start it up

The only pins on the board that are going to turn the system on are the power switch pins or if it is already on the reset switch pins.

I think it would be a good idea to replace the power switch and use that instead of a screwdriver.

If you really need to, swap the reset switch leads with the power switch leads. You can now turn the system on with the reset switch; you just do not have reset capability.
 

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Hi,
I want to remove the cover of a Dell XPS 15 9560 to change the hard drive and the thermal paste.
What type of screwdriver I need?.

What about this set of screwdrivers:
www.amazon.com/.../ref=sr_1_8

Answer:Screwdriver type to disassemble a Dell XPS 15 9560

You'll need a small Phillips screwdriver and a T5 Torx driver as well.

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Can someone give me a link to buy some screwdrivers that will work to open the lenovo Y580 back side. I don't wanna buy uncessary tools and later realize they don't work. Which ones are you using to open up and do they work for Lenoo Y580?













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Answer:What kind of screwdriver do I need to open Lenovo Y580?

Hi ninjamonke,Thanks for posting. To be honest there isn't a specific type of screw driver I would recommend you to buy to open up the machine. Personally when it comes to opening up machine I personally use a "Phillips" head type of screw from the collection of the standard 6 piece precision screw drivers I have. Though however I had tried a screwdriver with a magnetic head. That really helped with reassembling the machine back together.For further confirmation on assembling and reassembling you machine I would suggest you consult the hardware maintenance manual from the below link.http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_y480_y580_hmm_1st_edition_mar_2012_english.p...Hope this helps.Regards

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Have a duff internal wireless card, and need to replace same. Stuffed because Toshiba use some weird kind of screwdriver on the coverplate screw. Looks like a cross between an allen key and a posidrive. Anyone know what it is and what name it goes by so I can order one?

KB
 

Answer:Curious screwdriver - Toshiba Satellite Pro Laptop

Sounds like a "Torx" screw. Like a star with 6 rounded points. If not a photo may help.
 

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Hi,

my manual says that I need a "point size 0 phillips screwdriver" to access the RAM and HD.

I bought one off amazon and the screws are way too small for the screwdriver. I also bought a box of 11 precission screwdrivers and none of them fit.

What screwdriver do I need??

Thanks

Answer:Satellite R830-143 - what screwdriver do I need to remove RAM cover?

I don?t have this notebook model but it cannot be so complicated to identify which screws are used.
Compare screws with screw types and use right screwdriver.

It cannot be so problematic.

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I recently donated a computer to a friend of mine (4200+ on an nf-m2s) ...... and it lasted all of about 1 month before it had 4 flat tires and a .DLL serial murderer appears to have gone on a gold paint huffing spree, and played a little tetris with the registry while he was at it.

My fault. His user account was the admin. He isnt a computer "idiot" so to speak, but has plenty of friends who I wouldn't let use the eraser on my pencil, much less his computer. I figured he'd keep people from screwing it up, I was wrong.

So, now that I am doing a full re-install of windows 7 i'd like to at least do what I can to prevent the proverbial "screwdriver to the OS" this time around. I have not had to screw with any sort of microsoft permissions on the group/user level since I took a microsoft MSE course designed for NT server. Obviously that has been a while....

I would like for him to be able to install programs, browse the web, various usb devices. But I also don't want him to call me every 3 days because his machine won't give him permission to change his desktop background. After looking at the default windows 7 users and groups this is what I guess I am going to do..

Create new admin account, for myself. I need full control/all/all/special permissions yadda yadda yadda. Assuming I just need to add it to the "Administrators" group? Anything else I need to do?

Disable old admin account.

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Answer:How to prevent windows 7 users from jamming a screwdriver into the OS?

power user group "might" be what you want. would allow him to change some stuff.

Remote desktop only works if you configure a way to get through his router to the computer (assuming his computer doesn't have a public IP). remote assiance would require something to start the session as far as i know.
 

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I have less than 40% remaining on my battery life, which is quickly depleting. What sort of screwdriver do I need to open the bottom portion of the battery on my Lenovo Ideapad 310?

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I'd like to have the best tools for my job as computer repair tech. I know there're several types of screwdriver tips used, chrome-vanadium, steel, etc.
In my humble opinion: the black tipped chrome-vanadium are somewhat soft, get easily stripped but don't strip screws as easily.
Silver steel tipped tips are harder and when they get worn out, they can strip screws easily.
What are the best screwdrivers in your experience, I'D RATHER YOU ANSWERED WITH TYPES RATHER THAN SPECIFIC BRANDS, WHICH ARE MANY TIMES UNNECESSARILY EXPENSIVE.
I use Phillips 000,00,0,1. Pentalobe 1.2 and Torx 4 to 10 screwdrivers most often.

My idea is that, whatever type you use, you must change them every few months because they'll wear out and strip screws. Am I right?

Many thanks for reading my post
 

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HiMy system is consuming too much of memory without starting any applications other than Firefox. On the task bar are, firewall, AVG to be on main side.OS: XP sp1Below are the details:CPU Type AMD Duron, 1600 MHz (12 x 133)Physical Memory:Total 191 MBUsed 166 MBFree 25 MBUtilization 87 %Swap Space:Total 515 MBUsed 247 MBFree 267 MBUtilization 48 %Virtual Memory:Total 706 MBUsed 413 MBFree 292 MBUtilization 59 %Physical Address Extension (PAE):Supported by Operating System YesSupported by CPU YesActive NoIs this normal?  Or is there something I can do to free some more RAM for my system to run applications faster...

Answer:System taking too much of RAM !

Your machine is a little under powered. I would add RAM and upgrade to XP SP2.

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This morning I woke up to see that my Spyware Guard popped up saying BHO found, I had the option to keep or remove the BHO so I chose to remove (as always) well it kept coming back. Each time I clicked remove the same message would come up. So I had to click the red X to get rid of it.

Well, I then went online and all of a sudden one of my IE windows closed (I had 2 open) and then on my taskbar my antivirus program (Avast) and my speaker and my spyware guard icons disappeared, my speaker and Avast came back but SG has yet to come back. (It has been a couple of hours now so I am not showing any hope.) Anyway, I have been getting pop-ups, not little window pop ups that The popup blocker stops, but full IE page pop ups. As well as my page being redirected. They either say something about viruses on the system or win 5 million dollars (I wish.) So I ran SpyBot and Ad-Aware and they found a bunch of cookies. and one thing in my registry. One of the names were "Windows security System Internet Explorer" well that was one of the pages that I got redirected to.

Another thing, I went to yahoo so I could get my email notification from this site and after I typed in my username and password to access my email, nothing happened. It just sat there like I did not click sign in. I then tried enter and nothing. I had to do it a few times before anything happened.

I have no idea what is wrong. I run my programs often and keep everything up to date. Does anyone know what may be th... Read more

Answer:Something Taking Over My System

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My laptop is quite new with the following specs

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz
8Gb Ram
1Tb harddrive

but sometime system.exe takes up as much as 80% of the CPU. and it does causes the mouse pointer to stutter/ hangs. Even-though Power plan is set as "High performance"

Answer:System taking too much cpu

Update drivers to everything, from manufacturers' sites. Uninstall any 3rd party security and use Defender/WF instead, to test.

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AHHHHhhh RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!
j/k

Anyway, the story: I have an old Dell 8200 with a 1.9GHz P4 Williamette. I run [email protected] with it and it's a pretty good internet/word processing machine. The problem is, it all of a sudden doesn't like [email protected] The system task continues to rob CPU % from it until is has 95%+. Once I shut down the [email protected] task, system.exe stops using CPU% and it goes back to the system idle process. What on earth could be doing this? I tried re-installing [email protected] and its service but that didn't help. I did an AVG virus scan and it turned up nothing. This has happened on this comp before but my solution was to reformat, which I really don't want to do . Thanks for any help in solving this
 

Answer:System.exe taking over

edit: Just saw that you did run a scanner.

System.exe would indicate a virus, are you sure the definition file is up to date? Do you ever download applications and run them?

If it's the "System" process, can you give some additional info? What is it doing? Are there lots of file operation taking place? Any other info?
 

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I have the HTC 8X and my System takes 4.57 GB. I wiped my phone, and it began with 4.5 or 4.6, cannot remember exactly. WHY is it taking so much...?
16GB - 4.6GB (System) - 2.5 (Apps/ E-mails/Other) = 7.3 GB Free
I will never be able to put music on my phone, because if I leave it with 4GB free space or less it lags like Android - not kidding.

Answer:Why is my system taking 4.57 GB?

My 1320 with 98mb left dosent lag

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So I just got a new Dell for Christmas with windows 10 and I noticed that system files alone take up almost 32 GB I don't think it's meant to do this is it? I updated to Creators Fall (it came with Creators) and even deleted the old file of windows 10 but still 32 it was 64 with the old folder. So is 32 normal for Dell System files on a new laptop? Or is something wrong? My laptop also does not have a D (Recovery) drive and is a touch screen as well.

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This happened last night while I was playing borderlands 2. In the middle of the game it froze, blackscreened, and my monitor shut it self off. I tried clicking the mouse, keyboard, and turning the monitor off and back on again, but it didn't work. So I restarted my computer, got to my desktop, and checked task manager. It said System Interrupts is taking 100% of my cpu, and still is right now. I'm thinking borderlands 2 could have caused it somehow, since it was repeatedly freezing and unfreezing for the couple hours prior I was playing it, and at some points my graphics card's fan was very loud. Any thoughts on what I might be able to do to fix it?

Please help.
 

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Hi All...I hope someone here can help...I can usually take care of these things myself, but this time I can't for some reason. I've run ad-aware, tried to run Spy-bot, and others, but nothing seems to work. I am attaching this HJT log in hopes someone can help intrepret.
Thanks in advance. Raptor

When i try to open this HJT log-it comes up as a virus...what do I do now?

mods please delete this attachment.
 

Answer:Malware taking over this system

Welcome to Majorgeeks!

Please follow our standard cleaning procedures which are necessary for us to provide you support. Also there are steps included for installing, running, and posting HijackThis logs as attachments.
Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support
Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.
Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.

After doing ALL of the above you still have a problem make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps in the below link to properly use HijackThis and attach a log:
Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis​Make sure you also rename HijackThis.exe as suggested in the procedures. Use analyse.exe for the new name. This is very important due to some new infections going around.​
When you return to make your next post, make sure you attach the following logs and that you have run these scans in the following order too:
CounterSpy
AVG Antispyware log - ONLY IF NEEDED you were not able to run CounterSpy
Bitdefender - from step 6
Panda Scan - from step 6
runkeys.txt - the log from GetRunKey.bat
newfiles.txt - the log from ShowNew.bat
HijackThis

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Hi guys,

Hope everyone is doing well!

I need some technical expertise and advice here regarding the System process taking up too much memory as displayed under Task Manager and it is in turn, causing some lag issues. It only happens after the computer is left on for a while before the memory process for System starts climbing. It disappears when I restart my computer.

This has also greatly affected my temp. And it's making my PC very hot. It shot up to 90 degrees during gameplay and now it's sitting at 70-77 while idling. Which is not ok, considering that I have liquid cooling and it has in the past been just around 30 - 40 and 60 at max in games.

I have done and checked for malware/viruses and tried searching for any kind of resolutions to no avail so far. I am pretty sure that it is this that is causing the issue.. But of course I may be wrong.
I am attaching a screen capture to provide as a reference to my description above.

Appreciate any help or thoughts on this!

Thank you
 

Answer:System taking up too much Memory - HELP

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My main computer is really messed up. <gr> and I'm not sure how to handle it.

While surfing the internet t5his morning, all of a sudden I get this thing pop-up. Something about a SYSTEM TOOL (protect your PC). It claims I have 38 infections. When I hover over the taskbar over the little lock it reads SYSTEM TOOL VERSION 2.20.

Also... all over my background is this thing that says YOU'RE IN DANGER, your computer is infected with spyware. Stuff about my data is still available for FORENSICS and in SOME cases for your boss, your friends, your wife etc.... All kinds of scary stuff. (I'm literally sh****** bricks here)

Problem is, I can't really do anything. I tried to take a SCREENSHOT, it won't let me. Can't really do anything. When I poked around all I got was this ad for some kind of protection.

Where do I start?

Thanks in advance

Melissa

Have you guys ever heard of this SYSTEM TOOL?
 

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When i opened storage sense I was shocked by the fact that the system took 10 GB+ of my storage... How is that possible! Help!

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Well, a system that worked fantastically yesterday, was tampered with by our 2 1/2 year old daughter before being powered off. Upon rebooting the system, we've discovered our daughter is heading down a path of PC destruction and hijacking as a career!When opening Firefox, certain sites we use will not load, but instead, we receive a search page hosted by MyWebSearch. At first we thought it was perhaps a maintenance time for the site and it wasn't loading for some reason or another. We, in fact, found this not to be the case when we're able to load the site via a cellular device. When trying to start a system restore it, at first, didn't want to pop up and when it finally did the computer said failed to start up and had to go back and fix some broken files just to actually start.There are no usual files, folders, or locations on my hard drive that list MyWebSearch or any of its affiliated programs - that I can see. Now, Firefox will not even open when its icon is clicked, and MyWebSearch pops up in Internet Explorer, as well.I was told to post a log from HijackThis and so here I am. Any ideas?Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:32:37 PM, on 1/16/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18349)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\iTunes\i... Read more

Answer:WebSearch is taking over my system.

So based on the lack of reply does this mean nothing is wrong?===========Hello While we understand your frustration at having to wait, please note that Bleeping Computer deals with several hundred requests for assistance such as yours on a daily basis. As a result, our backlog is quite large as are other comparable sites that help others with malware issues. Although our HJT Team members work on hundreds of requests each day, they are all volunteers who work logs when they can and are able to do so. No one is paid by Bleeping Computer for their assistance to our members.Further, our malware removal staff is comprised of team members with various levels of skill and expertise to deal with thousands of malware variants, some more complex than others. Although we try to take DDS/HJT logs in order (starting with the oldest), it is often the skill level of the particular helper and sometimes the operating system that dictates which logs get selected first. Some infections are more complicated than others and require a higher skill level to remove. Without that skill level attempted removal could result in disastrous results. In other instances, the helper may not be familiar with the operating system that you are using, since they use another. In either case, neither of us want someone to assist you who is not familiar with your issue and attempt to fix it.We ask that once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your thread or make further replies ... Read more

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First of all hi to everyone...i posted this about a day ago but got no response so i wanted to try again to see if anyone knows of a way to help me....Anyways i have a friend thats having problems on her labtop. Just today the System process started taking up all the CPU usage % whenever she used her webcam on MSN messenger.

The only thing shes installed recently is a game called Vampire Bloodlines, but before this the webcam would run normally. I was wondering if the game would make a diffrence or the amount of HD space left since its nearly full

Ive dealt with memory leaks and such before but this is puzzuling to me since its the System process in particualar....just wanted to see if anyone knew what could be wrong
 

Answer:System taking up all CPU power

This is a duplicate. Please close.

Original
 

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Hello,

My computer has been doing weird things for the past 2 weeks. I can't even finish my work without having it crash. I feel someone is key-logging my activities! The BSOD is random and I get different numberous STOP codes. I can't even download the latest .NET Framework patch from Windows Update center.

I am also worried too because I dealing with patient medical records etc. as a physician assistant, I wouldn't want their personal information to be compromised

The lastest STOP code I got was "atapi.sys" BSOD. I have scanned this computer with multiple anti-virus programs such as Spybot S&D, Malwarebytes, and among others, and none of them showed any infections. However I know some ROOTKITS are made in Stealth mode so its hard to detect.

Looking forward to a response

Thank in advanced,
B.CHUNG

Answer:ROOTKIT TAKING OVER MY SYSTEM

Hello and welcome to BleepingComputer! I am Elle and I will be helping you out with your problem. Firstly, you should know that we are working with specific tools which are used to identify the possible threats present on your system so I will analyze the results they produce. As a start we need to have some more up-to-date logs than the ones you have already provided. The current state of the files on your system might have changed so we need to get a clear look on that aspect. DO NOT bring any changes to the system except the ones I tell you to as that may produce more damage than helping us. If you will encounter a delay of over 2 days from me, please don't hesitate and private message me (link in the signature). Do not forget to check your topic periodically and subscribe to it so that you can receive notifications regarding my replies.Please generate another DDS log (download it from here if you haven't already) and post it in your next reply along with other changes that may have occured since you last posted.Also download and run GMER from this link: GMER download link.Thank you very much for your patience. Regards,Elle

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Hi I have a nokia lumia 520 with windows 8. i recently got dungeon hunters 4 but didn't like it and replaced it with asphalt 8 and now my system says there's no space. When I checked the phone storage, it turned out that my system was taking up 5.5 GB . Any help???? Please????

Answer:system taking up too much space

Originally Posted by Roderick bordon Hi I have a nokia lumia 520 with windows 8. i recently got dungeon hunters 4 but didn't like it and replaced it with asphalt 8 and now my system says there's no space. When I checked the phone storage, it turned out that my system was taking up 5.5 GB . Any help???? Please???? - Backup (for subsequent restore)
- Hard reset
- Restore
You can try to clear up some space w Lumia Storage check ... or wait for Lumia Cyan

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Hello all,

Restoring factory defaults on my HP laptop from the recovery partition. 64 bit Vista. I started yesterday at about 3pm and its now almost noon and still running. I did not watch the recovery process closely but I did see that it made it to the bottom of a checklist in about 1hr and then its been on a screen with 2 progress bars that says "installing software".

Every so often the system will reboot and the desktop will flash for a few seconds. All looks OK from glancing at the desktop but I know that does not tell me much. When it reboots, I do have the option of hitting escape for the start menu on the black HP screen, have not tried that.

I'm at a loss for what to do at this point. I dont think anything is wrong with the hard drive, it was working fine before the attempted recovery and keeps booting fine before it goes right back to the "installing software" screen. Could it just be stuck in some infinite loop for no good reason? Is there a way to stop it and see what I got?

I know system recovery can take a while (sometimes 5 or more hours) but at 20+, I'm starting to get concerned.

Thanks for any help/suggestions!

Answer:System Recovery taking 20+ hours

Lets see if it is a hardware problem
Download Ubuntu and use for a few days. If all is good, we will go into the recovery problem
Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek
Be sure not to install Ubuntu on the recovery partition.

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After rebooting, a single system svchost.exe takes anywhere from 40-99 percent of my CPU consistently for as long as 15 minutes, making doing basic tasks frustrating. Several svchost.exe's are running, but only one is taking a ridiculous amount of CPU. I'm running XP, so I don't have the services tab in Task Manager. What do I do to terminate and disable this punk without crashing my computer?
 

Answer:A single SYSTEM svchost.exe taking 50+ CPU

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Hi,

About a week ago my parents asked me to look at there PC as it was running very slow, they were not kidding. I have followed a good number of the steps on your do this first postings and was able to clear up a couple of things from the add and remove hardware, and AD-Aware and SpyBot both found things, however some of the additional scans seemed to show that there were more to get rid of, can you please help me do this. The PC is now working a good bit better, but it is hard to tell if it is back running to full speed as it is a good few years old.

Attached are the logs that I think you want, if I have missed anything let me know.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Derek
 

Answer:Processes taking up system resources

Yes if you have run our guide we will also need the logs from GetRunKeys and ShowNew attached as well.
 

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Please help. This has happened to me before, but I ran Vundofix.exe and it took care of it. I downloaded the latest version of Vundofix.exe and it found nothing. I am including my hijack this log. I am being bombarded with pop up windows and my computer is running extremely slow. Any help is appreciated.

Amy
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:00:27 PM, on 7/27/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I2K1.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Charter High-Speed Security Suite\Common\FSM32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Charter High-Speed Security Suite\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe
C:\Program Files\Charter High-Speed Security Suite\Anti-Virus\FSGK32.EXE
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Answer:System Protect & WinAntiVirus taking over

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!
Download Ewido anti-spyware from HERE and save that file to your desktop.

This is a 30 day trial of the program
Once you have downloaded ewido anti-spyware, locate the icon on the desktop and double-click it to launch the set up program.
Once the setup is complete you will need run ewido and update the definition files.
On the main screen select the icon "Update" then select the "Update now" link.
Next select the "Start Update" button, the update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.

Once the update has completed select the "Scanner" icon at the top of the screen, then select the "Settings" tab.
Once in the Settings screen click on "Recommended actions" and then select "Quarantine".
Under "Reports"
Select "Automatically generate report after every scan"
Un-Select "Only if threats were found"

Close ewido anti-spyware, Do Not run a scan just yet, we will shortly.
Reboot your computer into SafeMode. You can do this by restarting your computer and continually tapping the F8 key until a menu appears. Use your up arrow key to highlight SafeMode then hit enter.
IMPORTANT: Do not open any other windows or programs while ewido is scanning, it may interfere with the scanning proccess:

Lauch ewido-anti-spyware by double-clicking the icon on your desktop.
Select the "Scanner" icon at the top and then the "Scan" t... Read more

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im using winxp pro upgraded to sp2 and on a powerful computer. everything was fine until this morning. when i turned it on it went sluggish took it a long time to load and had hard time loading the tinyest stuff.

when i checked the processes list i noticed there is the system process and its taking 90-100% of the cpu time constantly.
it is obviously a cruccial process for winxp so i cant shut it down. what do i do to fix it?

thanks in advance.. im a new user here and its a realy cool site!
 

Answer:a process called System is taking up all my cpu

If it's taking that much CPU on a constant basis, it's probably not a legit or system process. Kill it. If it's a process that's vital to Windows, it won't let you. If it's not (which it's likely not), then you'll be fine. As to a long-term fix, you might want to do a quick sweep of the registry to see if you can find an entry with the filename of the process you had to kill.

Osiris
 

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SPECS- HP-Pavilion (Desktop)
Model - a6123w
CPU - AMD Anthlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core 4400+
Motherboard - ECS
BIOS - Phoenix-AwardBios v6.00PG
<All Factory>
So I have a HDD with factory recovery OS disc installed and working pretty well.
I installed it about 2 years ago and have managed to maintain it pretty well, except
an occasional KDE error. Anyways I am trying to use the same disc from HP to set up a
new hardrive with free OS. I used EASEUS Partition Manager to set up new drive. Have sata
ports in correct order and still cant get installation to complete. I have tried about 4 times,
each time It stops at a different spot. Last night it ran both discs and when reboot required
to start installation, it said installation couldnt start, start over. One time it made it almos
all the way threw and was tying to do som king of logviewer??? or something for 100hrs. I could
minimize and get to desktop, I scratched that install tho. This is driving me crazy, I am not conserned
about the PC working anymore I just want to know why this is happening. Hardwar issues???
Tried ) Different HDD's/Different DVD drive/ Made new recovery media and ran it/ Set everyrthing just right
Wired PS/2 KEY and Mouse/ Master DVD/secondary HDD/ UGGGGGGG. HELP!!!!!

Answer:(HP) Clean system restore not taking

Hi btrobinson,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

Please check out the following HP article regarding your specific model of computer to see if it provides any clues or solutions: Troubleshooting System Recovery Problems in Windows Vista HP Pavilion a6123w Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English).

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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hey guys...my wireless stopped working all of a sudden (it said that the wireless adapter was not installed) so for some reason i decided to do a system restore....now my computer has had a blank screen for about 3 hrs! wht do i do??? shud i restart...someone plz help!
thnx

Answer:System Restore Taking Forever

"System restore" means different things to different persons.

Can you tell us exactly what you did...and any error messages that appeared while you were doing this?

Louis

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okay i lost my admin rights on a system that says it has admin rights

I've been battling some sort of bug that started on another computer on my network

now i cant uninstall stuff (but still have access to remove programs) and cant execute certain programs like ccleaner

im running x64 windows 7 H/P

i have noticed that a lot of the important windows cervices have been stopped and when i go to turn them back on it says "access denied" windows restore is one of these....

i have no idea what i have malware wise but its a combination of hack tools, Trojans, and viruses.

what should i do

-alex

Answer:have lost administrator right and it taking over my system

and it is stealth to sas and mbam and everything else practically

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SPECS- HP-Pavilion (Desktop)
Model - a6123w
CPU - AMD Anthlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core 4400+
Motherboard - ECS
BIOS - Phoenix-AwardBios v6.00PG
<All Factory>

So I have a HDD with factory recovery OS disc installed and working pretty well.
I installed it about 2 years ago and have managed to maintain it pretty well, except
an occasional KDE error. Anyways I am trying to use the same disc from HP to set up a
new hardrive with free OS. I used EASEUS Partition Manager to set up new drive. Have sata
ports in correct order and still cant get installation to complete. I have tried about 4 times,
each time It stops at a different spot. Last night it ran both discs and when reboot required
to start installation, it said installation couldnt start, start over. One time it made it almos
all the way threw and was tying to do som king of logviewer??? or something for 100hrs. I could
minimize and get to desktop, I scratched that install tho. This is driving me crazy, I am not conserned
about the PC working anymore I just want to know why this is happening. Hardwar issues???

Tried ) Different HDD's/Different DVD drive/ Made new recovery media and ran it/ Set everyrthing just right
Wired PS/2 KEY and Mouse/ Master DVD/secondary HDD/ UGGGGGGG. HELP!!!!!

Answer:(HP) Clean system restore not taking

What operating System are you talking about here? KDE is Linux.

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Lumia Icon running Windowsphone 8.1 running low on storage. Storage Sense shows System is using 20.28 GB! What is going on, and how can I fix this? Is hard reset the only option?
Thanks!

Answer:System taking up 20.28 GB, Icon running 8.1.

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Lumia Icon running Windowsphone 8.1 running low on storage. Storage Sense shows System is using 20.28 GB! What is going on, and how can I fix this? Is hard reset the only option?
Thanks! More than likely yes. Even updates aren't that massive.

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I noticed that my sytem cpu usage is always about 51%. Most of it is due to svchost.exe application. I tried to stop as many startup applications as I could. But I could not get my system cpu usage down..

OS: Windows Vista
2GB RAM

I was not sure if it is due to some spyware/malware.

This is my hijackthis log..

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:44:59 PM, on 6/12/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18904)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\WindowsMobile\wmdSync.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\HpqToaster.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=EN_US&c=73&bd=Pavilion&pf=laptop
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.... Read more

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my computer is running super slow. I ran a virus scan and it didn't find anything but when I look in the task manager something called System Idle Process is taking up over 80+% of my cpu and it wont let me turn it off. How can I stop this program?
 

Answer:System Idle Process is taking up 80+% of my cpu?

thepinkladyj said:


my computer is running super slow. I ran a virus scan and it didn't find anything but when I look in the task manager something called System Idle Process is taking up over 80+% of my cpu and it wont let me turn it off. How can I stop this program?Click to expand...

System Idle Process - The higher the number the less CPU is being used. The thing to look at is what process is using the other 20%.

Tufenuf
 

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My old Windows XP won't take the Operating System Disc. It's Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 and I just want to wipe everything and restore the system to its base.
 

Answer:Not Taking Operating System Disc.

Go into the bios and set CD Rom as first boot device.
 

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Hi all, on my tablet I am trying to create enough free space to create recovery USB for my pc which has decided to corrupt some dll files and wont start. I'm having a strange problem through, every time I uninstall something to get free space, system takes it, so I started with 7gb apps and games and 16gb system, I now have 5gb apps and games and 18gb system, I'm not actually getting any free space.
I tried running cccleaner to see if that would do it but nothing is working. Tried diskclean and clean system files too, nothing seems to freeing this space. Not long ago the computer was way under 20gb of storage use and fine, now its 30 and I can't free anything.
Thanks for any advice you can give.
I know its possible to free up the space as normally there was that much free space and I have created windows 10 from the tablet before, now system is hulking up and I don't know how to calm it down it bit and get soace.

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As the title states, i have a problem with the "system" process that takes up about 25% of my cpu.

Specs:
I am running Windows XP Professional on a macbook pro with bootcamp.
Intel Core 2 CPU T7400 @ 2.16GHz 2.16GHZ.
1.98GB ram.
Tell me if you need more.

I scanned several times with several virus programs and they found nothing.
To make everything more strange: Sometimes, when i boot up my computer, the system process doesn't go to 25%, it stays at the normal 0-1%. But then 90% of the time, when i boot it up again. It goes to 25% again, and then maybe 2 days will pass before i get the lucky 0-1%.
I have even seen it go to 25% in the middle of a good session.

Look at the screenshots. (Ok, the screenshots were to big to upload, i will link them instead)
http://tinypic.com/r/14xfny8/5
http://tinypic.com/r/n3wydu/5
http://tinypic.com/r/2it0i6v/5
 

Answer:Solved: System process taking about 25% cpu

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Hi, I have a rather old laptop that I just installed Windows on. Right now it has SP1 (I tried SP2 on it, and bad bad bad things happened. That's why I now have a fresh install of SP1 ).

Anyway, after a while, a thread called System, owned by SYSTEM takes up 100% of the cycles! I can't even move my mouse! After about 10 seconds, it loosens up a little, and my mouse is incredibly jerky, then it goes to not taking up any cpu cycles for about 5 seconds. Then 100% again.

It's windows XP pro, the laptop is an ACER Travelmate 600ter (p3 600, 256 megs of ram). It ran SP1 very successfully before without doing this, so I know it can.

Anyone have any ideas why the System thread (with an 80 kb footprint) is doing this? Oh, and I checked my memory, at the time only 130 megs were allocated, so I don't think it's thrashing.

Thanks!
 

Answer:System Thread is taking over my laptop!

Have you also done a basic file cleanup yet. Defrag and check your system for errors, also delete your temp files.
go to Webroots site and run their free scan. http://www.webroot.com/
 

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Since installing the updates from the week of December 15th, I have had many, many problems with my system. My Outlook Calendar hangs and sometimes flickers at a very high rate of speed, as well as other drop down menus and even the Task Manager window, typing stops and starts whether it's in an email, Skype, etc., I will randomly hear a Windows loud "ding" sound at about 1.5 second intervals that won't stop until I sign out and back in, as well as other issues. I turned off my AV last night and began a system restore about 6 p.m. or so. It's now 11 a.m. the next morning, and it's still running. Lenovo wants to send me a new hard drive with installation CDs, but my system doesn't have a CD drive. I am working many, many hours every day, 7 days a week, and I don't know where I'm going to find the time to start all over even if I had a CD drive. I use the computer to work, and I have to work today and tomorrow.
I have run SFC scannow, chkdsk /R, Lenovo dignostics etc. etc. etc. I've tried pretty much everything I can think of.
Any suggestions on the never-ending system restore?
I have a Lenovo Y500 Windows 8.1

Answer:System restore taking many hours

Some info would be good. How old is the laptop? How big is the hard drive? If you use it for work, contact your company. They may give you a work laptop. Dell laptops usually last longer than lenovo ones. Try using onedrive or an external hard drive or flash drive to backup your info. Try to refresh the pc. It may help since it makes everything the way it was (except for hardware usage. That cannot be reversed. Try scratching a car and attempt to reverse it. XD or the year.) if refreshing doesn't work, contact lenovo for a flash drive recovery disk. Those exist, but they may charge you. you can even just buy an external USB powered CD-ROM.

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Hello,

About a month or so ago, I was having some trouble with some spyware. I made a thread on this site, http://www.techsupportforum.com/security-center/hijackthis-log-help/resolved-hjt-threads/168523-help-zedo-webbuying-hjt-log-inside.html and was glad that someone was able to help me.

NOW, the problem is as follows:

Anytime I open up IE, or any program for that matter, the 'SYSTEM' process in my task manager skyrockets to about 50% or more. It makes IE slow, as if it is hitting 'bumps' along the cyber highway. Page will load, freeze, finish loading, then I can view. It's more annoying then anything.


Looking at the link provided above, and given what I have said, can anyone PLEASE help me? I would very much appreciate anything anyone can do.

Answer:SYSTEM process taking up 50% or more resources

Some infections target microsofts products and apps.
Please follow the instructions in my sig.
Good Luck

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Ok i thought i had sorted this problem, but it seems it has come back with a vengence and run out of ideas, so i bow to your superior knowledge

Microsoft OneDrive - Access files anywhere. Create docs with free Office Online.

is a copy of my WDK / WPR

any help greatly appreciated.

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Hey guys,

Now, I'm no computer expert here but I have just tried to do a system restore on my laptop but it has just been on the screen "Please wait while your Windows files and settings are being restored System Restore is restoring the registry".

It has been on this screen now for about three hours so I'm sure something is up. I have no idea what to do - any ideas?

Thanks

Pudgey

Answer:System Restore taking too long

The date you've chosen affects the time taken, the older the longer. Also corruption affects time, but even with these two factors, it's been too long. Restart, turn off your AV and try another date.

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My old Actiontec M1000 modem recently died and my HP nc6120 with windows XP can not connect to the wireless network through the new Actiontec C1000A model. It connected wirelessly through the old M1000 moden. Window icons on the screen indicate no wireless network is detected. When I view the available networks and log in to the assigned network with its password, it looks like it is trying to connect but does not. It will connect through the ethernet link-up. I don't have any other wireless devices to connect to the network. I have updated the drivers for the wireless card through HP. I have taken the HP nc6120 to the Geek Squad and the wireless card connects with their network. I seem to have a compatibility problem with the old HP with its XP windows operating software and the new modem system. I have tried to reset the ip addresses, but this has had no effect. However, I do have purchased AVG protection software operating on the system, which I am not sure how to shut off. Is this a problem with a too advanced modem for an old style HP with an XP operating system? Is there a modem that I can downgrade to if it is? As I have noticed that most posts require an ipconfig/all and its results, I have included them in this post. Any help would be appreciated.

C:\Documents and Settings\User>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : user-3fab642071
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing En... Read more

Answer:hp with xp windows not taking to new wireless system

what security are you using ?

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Remove the wireless security
Is your wireless security enabled?
if so - log into the router and remove the wireless security - now see if it will connect.
if it does - log back into the router and try with the wireless security enabled again

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Hi Guys

I have looked through the discussions and run the tutorial and not found anything to help me!

I was trying to do a system restore ? I went through the normal steps, (may be that was a mistake to start with!! ) clicked on ?restore to an earlier date" and selected 24 Aug. 30 hours later the restore is still running ?the green line is still going across the bottom of the screen. Not sure what to do now ? If I pull the plug on the PC what will or might happen?

I have a HP Pavillion Elite M9351 with Vista Ultimate 64

thanks
Neil

Answer:System Restore - taking too long?

Hi Neil,

System Restore can be a bit slow at times, but is generally able to complete its task within 15 minutes. 30 hours is a bit on the extreme side and would point to a corrupt restore point or even a corrupt system file. It could also indicate serious problems with your hard drive. You could also try running an SFC check System Files - SFC Command, but the chances are that your system is corrupt. I would be inclined to reinstall Vista either from your recovery discs or from the recovery partition which is available after the BIOS has finished its POST (see manual for details).

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Hi

Apologies if this may sound like a common problem, but I have read a lot of similar threads and none of them seem to discuss the exact problem I am experiencing.

This is not my pc, but my parents'. It is a Compaq Presario. It has a P4 3.06Ghz cpu, 1GB of ram, and runs XP Home SP2. I remember when my parents first got the pc it was very fast and stable, now however they complain of two problems.

Firstly it is really slow, especially if your mouse pointer hovers over the taskbar or if you attempt to do most things with Explorer, like right-clicking. Sometimes this can lock the pc up for minutes at a time. The second problem is that it doesn't shut down no matter how long you leave it. The best it manages to do is remove power from the keyboard and mouse, and then only occasionally.

I Have investigated the problems with the speed of the pc, and the problem seems to be to do with the system process. Task manager reports this process as using anywhere between 40% and 99% of the CPU all the time.

My actions thus far have been to do a complete sweep with anti-spamware and ant-virus, and they didn't find anything. Next I ran process explorer, which showed that the system was using about 50% on deferred procedure calls, 20% on hardware interrupts, and 30% on the System process itself. Upon looking at the threads running in the System process, I discovered that the thread ACPI.sys+0x10b10using the entire 30%.

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Answer:Problems with System process taking up too much CPU

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Hi folks,
I was wondering would anyone be able to help me. I am trying to copy a file to my windows system folder. I have already taken ownership of the folder and given myself full control. I even successfully copied a file to the folder a few days ago but now when I go to copy a file windows tells me I need permission from myname-PC\myname even though this is me user account?????

Answer:Taking ownership of System folder

Welcome to sevenforums.

I don't know the answer but I do know this: don't muck around with "system" ownership. MS knows what they are doing. Restore things back like they were and then and only then let us know what your problem is.

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I have a Dell Vaio with Windows Vista installed on it. I accidentally deleted the recycle bin and am doing a system restore. It has been 6 hours and its still restoring. I have tried everything I can think of. I have turned the notebook off I have hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete and i can't think f anything else to do. Any tips?

Answer:System Restore Taking Too Long

Oh. Sorry. It's a Sony Vaio.

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Hi,

I am after some help regarding my computer which got infected a few weeks back. i received some great advice here but just when I thought it was gone it returned. It first happened when browsing the net a pop up told me my flash player was out of date and needed to be upgraded. Foolishly I accepted and within a minute my system was cactus with 100% of resources eaten. All you can do is turn it off. When you turn it back on as soon as you touch the mouse it freezes again and has to be turned off. Sometimes I also got a nasty looking blue screen come up with strange code (I am not strong in computers). It doesnt seem to effect in safe mode so I ran AVG, and spybot search and destroy but they found nothing. I then resided to fact I would have to reimage the machine and got more ruthless (I had nothing to lose by that stage) and ran the ccleaner registry cleaner, and hijack this (told it to fix all as I know nothing of it). I had also uninstalled a lot of programs in an attempt to free up some resources (it needed a clean up anyway) To my surprise this seemed to work. I then based on advise here ran 'malwarebytes'. It detected no virus. Then I began reloading some software I required (AVG). I finally got to my last program anydvd a program I have a purchased licence for and use to back up my music dvd concerts. When this installs it was required to reboot the machine. When the machine reboots the virus is back to square one.

I followed the steps to submit a report however I... Read more

Answer:Malware taking 100% of System Resources.

Hello! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. In order to see what's going on with your computer I'll ask for you to post various logs from the tools that we will use to resolve your issue. Please also share with me any information about how your computer is reacting and behaving each step of the way as we work through this process.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from hereSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Under the Custom Scan box paste this in

netsvcs
%systemdrive%\*.exe
%systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.sys


Click the "Quick Scan" button.The scan should take just a few minutes.Please copy and paste both logs back here in your next reply.

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Hi,

I had issues with Windows as I had a bad HDD. So I retrieved a older system restore to when it was working ok.

I am in windows XP at the moment and clicked the system restore. The it comes up with calender window to what point you want to restore to. I click on the one I want and it goes to the next screen where it says Confirm Restore Point Selection. Down the bottom it has Back, Next and Cancel buttons. I click next and for the last hour my pc has basically been sitting there with the HDD going from time to time. It also says that "System restore may take a few moments to collect info about the selected restore point before shutting down"

I have tried other restore points but same problem.

Before I did this I had to copy the SAM, DEFAULT etc registry files to /system32/config from the repair directory.

Does this process just take SO LONG because its making a lot of changes? Or is there something not working right here.

Please help and many thanks in advance! Thanks.
 

Answer:System Restore Taking Forever

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dr.web live cd taking forever to run on windows xp system, about 7 hours now. Seems to be running in verbose mode, it didn't boot to graphics screen. Will it tell me what malware and/or viruses it found? How much longer will it take to run?

Answer:dr. web live cd taking forever to run on win xp system.

"dr.web live cd taking forever to run on windows xp system"Can take 12 to 15 hours." Will it tell me what malware and/or viruses it found?"Maybe. If it does, Copy & Paste the contents of the log, please.

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Ok i thought i had sorted this problem, but it seems it has come back with a vengence and run out of ideas, so i bow to your superior knowledge

Microsoft OneDrive - Access files anywhere. Create docs with free Office Online.

is a copy of my WDK / WPR

any help greatly appreciated.

Answer:System and compressed memory taking between 30-60% cpu

Note: the link above is to a 600Mb pair of etl files for XPERF in a 7z file.

Hi, I'll just post my notes on this issue for you to work through to see if there's anything that helps. This is most of what's been found on the forum, and some solutions some have found to their particular problem. You can find a number of threads here using the search box above:
"system and compressed memory"
System and compressed memory.doc
System and compressed memory- solutions.doc

I did look at your etl's, but there were only basic graphs on the left?

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Hello everyone.. I have a problem with my HP notebook.. I have scared it via avira free anti-virus.. And it detected some viruses.. So it said that do you wanna fix your pc.. Said OK and it requested a reboot.. After the pc turned off.. I'm not able to boot into Windows now.. So I tried Windows system repair.. It suggested a restore.. So I started restoring Windows and now it's been 3 hrs and no response at all.. What to do.. Please help! ?
 

Answer:System restore taking 4ever!

let it run its course, it may be stuck, or it maybe very slow. in the past i've been overly impatient and mucked up my system by cold booting it. check it tomorrow morning, if its still stuck, then it maybe time for more drastic action. and if my antivirus toasted my system, i'd replace it immediately.
 

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Help! I've noticed that when I start Windows my CPU usage goes up to 100% for some time.... and as soon as I start internet explorer it rarely comes back down (same problem with Mozilla)...There are usually 2iexplore running in the task manager and both of them combined with the 'system' process really slow down my computer constantly taking up 100% usage especially with some sites like YouTube..... I can't understand why this is happening....Does this normally happen with flash sites..... or is there a way out....LOGSSUPERAntiSpyware Scan Loghttp://www.superantispyware.comGenerated 08/15/2010 at 01:14 AMApplication Version : 4.41.1000Core Rules Database Version : 5358Trace Rules Database Version: 3170Scan type       : Quick ScanTotal Scan Time : 00:39:24Memory items scanned      : 551Memory threats detected   : 0Registry items scanned    : 1751Registry threats detected : 15File items scanned        : 45444File threats detected     : 22Adware.HotBar/ShopperReports (Low Risk)   HKU\S-1-5-21-1935655697-1580436667-725345543-1003\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{100EB1FD-D03E-47FD-81F3-EE91287F9465}   HKCR\CLSID\{100EB1FD-D03E-47FD-81F3-EE91287F9465}Adware.RX Toolbar   HKU\S-1-5-21-1935655697-1580436667-725345543-1003\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{59879FA4-4790-461C-A1CC-4EC4DE4CA483}&... Read more

Answer:System process taking up 100% CPU usage....

Hello and welcome to Computer Hope Forum. My name is Dave. I will be helping you out with your particular problem on your computer. I am working under the guidance of one of the specialist of this forum so it may take a bit longer to process your logs. 1. I will be working on your Malware issues. This may or may not solve other issues you have with your machine.2. The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine.3. If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to ask.4. Please DO NOT run any other tools or scans while I am helping you.5. It is important that you reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.6. Your security programs may give warnings for some of the tools I will ask you to use. Be assured, any links I give are safe.7. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.*************************************************Open HijackThis and select Do a system scan onlyPlace a check mark next to the following entries: (if there)O2 - BHO: (no name) - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - (no file)O2 - BHO: (no name) - {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB} - (no file)O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe"  -osbootO9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683}... Read more

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I had some errors at startup and as solution I tried a System Restore( Windows 8 OS). It's been 3 hours and on my laptop display appears this : "please wait while your Windows files and settings are being restored System Restore is initializing..." Is this normal? What to do?
I'm waiting for so long. My Windows came pre-installed I am afraid of loosing it.
 

Answer:System restore taking too long

ok, now the status has changed a little . it says that System Restore is restoring the registry. SHould I wait or turn it off?
 

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system restore seems to be taking up a lot of space on my computer. Can I do something about this?also....what can i download to find and remove adware/spyware/trojans/virii?and....to how do I reinstall IE?

Answer:system restore taking up too much space

Disabling it comes to mind, if you don't need it. What operating system and how much hard drive and free space do you have?Have you done System Cleanup? Deleted unneccesary files?

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i am using my pc since soo long but this folder just came now.. and it is taking 250gb of space..and is not even able to open..i really need my hard disk space..but because of it m facing problem..please tell me alternative to delte that folder..

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Hi, i'm roushan. i'm using Lenovo notebook model 3000 N200 (type:0769). i purchased it 6 years back. i got it with 512 MB RAM,120 GB HD, Intel Dual Core 1.60GHz processor. i upgraded it with additional 2GB RAM which left me 2.5GB RAM. i installed Windows 7(32-BIT). it was well since 8 months, but now i'm facing a problem with this. it is easily booting, but its taking too long to shut down. previously it used to take max. of half min. but now, its taking nearly 10 mins. Plz help me out of this. i use CCleaner regularly. i clear temp files & prefetch regularly.
 

Answer:System taking too long to shut down

CCLeaner has several useful utilities, but I would recommend you do not use the registry cleaner. Cleaning the registry is not necessary and as with all registry cleaner/optimizer programs they are inclined to cause more problems than they fix.

Your symptoms would suggest there is a process stopping the system from closing. First try booting into Safe Mode and see if the shutdown is any quicker, then report back.

To get into Safe Mode, start tapping the F8 key from the second you switch on, you should see a menu appear. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to highlight Safe Mode then hit the Enter key. Let it finish loading and for it to reach the desktop, most graphics will appear much larger than normal. After a few minutes shut the system down in the normal way and see how long it takes.
 

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I recently posted in the sound/audio forum and got some help from Stormy concerning my audio drivers, and he suggested a system restore. I set it for yesterday morning (which was before I had all the problems I am having currently). My computer has been running system restore for almost 2 hours now, and I think its stuck. The monitor shows nothing, it is black. Is there anything that can be done?

Answer:System Restore taking too long?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by fatwalrus


I recently posted in the sound/audio forum and got some help from Stormy concerning my audio drivers, and he suggested a system restore. I set it for yesterday morning (which was before I had all the problems I am having currently). My computer has been running system restore for almost 2 hours now, and I think its stuck. The monitor shows nothing, it is black. Is there anything that can be done?


I would kill it (cold boot) and look in the event viewer (type eventvwr in search) to see what the problem is
Ken

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Hi,

I hope you can help. Windows System Image always used to work great but recently I cannot complete it without it freezing and subsequent BSOD. Baffled I tried another portable HD drive on a different USB 3 port but it happened again. So I tried Macrium reflect and it happens again. Always at 95% complete. So it takes a long time to reach this frustrating point. At the moment I have no disk image because my older USB drive containing it went to silicon heaven. This is why I was trying to do one again. The computer config has barely changed at all since the last successful image.

Chkdsk returns no errors at all. Seagate tools (I have Seagate Momentus 750gb) passes diagnostics so I don't think it's bad sectors as was first proposed. Trouble is the latest BSOD which snapped pics of gives little info and a minidump file doesn't generate. The folder is empty. I left the BSOD on for ages but nothing seems to happen/write. I am at a total loss. I don't really want to try a reinstall or restore to factory. It's not that I haven't got critical pics/docs backed up. But all the years of work getting windows 7 how I like it. All the game installs, the patches etc etc. It will take many days of use to try and get back (and there is no guarantee the problem will be fixed). It's time I haven't got what with pressures of work and family. So that's why I am so big on system image working for me.

Strangely in everyday use of the OS it is absolutely fine. Never a BSOD. So I can't repr... Read more

Answer:BSOD when taking a system image of C: OS

Please read BSOD Posting Instructions

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Hi all, newbie here!
Having a complete and utter technological 'mare, but sticking to the useful rule: one post, one problem
OK, i've got to the point whereby I need to do a system restore, to take me back to before SP1 was installed.
The restore point is there, it all starts off ok, but at almost 18 hours later, my PC is still reporting that 'System Restore is restoring the registry".
I am running Vista 32 bit Home Premium on a one year old ACER T-180 i believe, and have done a system restore before, but I swear it never took this long before. I just wanted to know if this is normal and I should wait until it finishes (if it ever does..), or should I restart and try and fix the other problem that drove me to this point.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Is this normal?
How can I free up some space?
Thank you!

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I have a friend who is running ME. They recently asked me to free up some space on their hard drive, i've identified 2 folders in the program files total 1GB in size, from old games that have not been uninstalled correctly. The other is a hidden folder inside windows called "restore" i think, containing about 800 cab files each between 7.5mb and 8.5mb in size. As you can imagine it's quite a chunk of the hard drive.I've set system restore to it's lowest setting 200mb, but this has made no difference. I can't get system restore to work. Personally I'd go for a reformat, but my friend can no longer find his ME disk.Is there a way to turn off System restore, if there is would it be safe to delete the offending folder. Or is there another option

Answer:System restore taking 70% of drive space ?

If you can't get System Restore to function then you may as well disable it[which will flush out all existing restore points]and then try enabling it again on the minimum setting.To disable; Control Panel/System/File System/Troubleshooting and check Disable.

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Hello, first off I would just like to say Thank you to all the helpers for all the amazing help you give here. I have been a tech in computers since the Commodore VIC20 and those darn Tape Cassettes. I have fought many viruses over the years and have successfully removed them. But this one has me totally stumped. Any help would be appreciated greatly.

It started when I was helping my friend with her laptop via Teamviewer 7.0, she was complaining of the exact issues I am having now, oddly enough I was able to clean her laptop as she has not had any issues since. But now about a week or two after I cleaned her laptop I am experiencing the same issues. Whatever it is it will not allow me to update my virus scanner, it pretends to update but never actually updates. I have been using System Mechanic Professional which has seemed to work well until recently. I will post the logs that I have, I did use ComboFix to try fix the issue but it has not seemed to help. I also ran a couple other virus scanners but all they came up with was False Positives. One interesting issue was I deleted Team Viewer off my computer to install a new version but everytime I try to download a new version something stops my computer from completing it so i get a non functional copy of teamviewer downloaded.

Additional Info from Running Secunia:

After looking into it some more I also think the virus is using

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2724197

TO cause whatever havoc it is doing, everytime I try to... Read more

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