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T420 - Dims automatically for specific application

Question: T420 - Dims automatically for specific application

T420Plugged into power.Power set to maximu. Seems to only affect one program i.e. AS400 When on battery, it seems to be normal, only when plugged in, does it dim the screen when on that application. You open up mycomputer or anything else and it will be back to normal. -Aaron

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Answer: T420 - Dims automatically for specific application

Wow, how do I enable that feature on my notebook. Niffty.

T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Win 10 64bitZ70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Win 10 64bit FHD 17.3", G840 w/2GB

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I have an HP Windows 8 All in One and the screen automatically brightens and dims at different intervals. Does anyone know how I can fix this?

Answer:Screen automatically dims and brightens

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I recently upgraded my video card to a 9500gt 512 with native HDMI out. Now I use my 26" Panasonic HDTV instead of a computer monitor.

However, I have one little issue. My screen seems to automatically dim and brighten depending on how much light and dark space is on the screen. For instance, if I pull up a blank white notepad, the screen will dim (quite dramatically).

I have all my graphics card drivers up to date. I have the nVidia software installed and took a thorough look through the options, but there were no settings that had anything to do with auto-dim/brighten. This leads me to think the TV is the culprit. Anybody have any ideas about how I can stop this phenomenon?

I wouldn't mind the auto-dim/brighten feature, but I am a photographer which requires that I have a monitor with constant (and relatively accurate) monitor brightness, color, contrast, etc. when editing photos.

Answer:Screen Automatically Dims and Brightens

It's probably the TV's dynamic contrast feature. TVs and LCD monitors use these features so that they can advertise insane contrast ratios like 50,000:1 to appear "better" than the competition.

You should be able to turn it off in the TV options somewhere.

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Hello  Already read the forums and disabled adaptative display and doesn't helps. Out of nothing the screen stars dimming all the way down and I press the button (F12) to increase the brightness and it seems like if something is pushing it all the way down again! and this keeps on repeating as if a ghost is pressing the other button to dim it down. I press Escape button and then it helps for a little while and then it happens again please help. The model is Lenovo Flex 3 - 15 inch version  Watch it here   Guillermo

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This is a strange problem...

My secondary monitor automatically dims itself unless I engage it either by pulling up the context menu or clicking a window. Simply bringing my mouse into its area doesn't brighten it, and it automatically dims as soon as I finish a task on that monitor.

Say I open a text document, click save and close it, as soon as the document closes the monitor dims.

I've searched around my video card's driver and firmware and I can find nothing, but I suspect this is a feature of said card.

Any ideas?

Answer:Second Monitor (Extended display) Automatically Dims

Is this on your ASUS display? If so, check to see if there's a way to turn off ASCR* from the display's menu.

*ASCR (ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio) Technology automatically adjusts the luminance of the backlight for better displays according to the image contents, and improves the contrast ratio to 12000:1 – resulting in more realistic depictions of night scenes during games or movies

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Hi, My T530 (a month old) is driving me crazy with this issue: Depending on which application is in the foreground, it will dim/undim the built-in screen (1600x900 version). I have turned off adaptive screen brightness in the power options, and I've turned off Film Mode Detection and Adaptive Contrast Enhancement in the Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel, but this "feature" won't go away. How in the world can I get the screen to be on 100% brightness, unless I manually change it?


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Answer:T530 dims display depending on application

How about turning off Dynamic Contrast Enhancement in the Media section of the Intel Graphics Properties window?(Sigh... All sorts of confusing options by all sorts of parties... The thing should "just work"...)

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Hello Everyone,
What I want to accomplish is to run the program "InstallShield" only with a specified user.
So Basically DENY TO EVERYONE (admins, users, ... ) and ALLOW to the specified user.
I've tryied to create a Deny rule to everyone and an allow to specified user rule but isn't working.
Pheraps it checks the deny rule first and if it's true it stop checking.
Is there a way to allow only my SA user to be able to run Installshield and to deny access to the app to everyone else?

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Hi, I cant find out what's causing my monitor to dim/brighten/dim constantly. Its Windows 7 Pro with no dimming options. I've changed the power option to 'High Performance'. Changed the cable, Changed the cable for HDMI, added a video card in place of the onboard graphics, checked for electrical interference, checked for magnetic interference, shielded the monitor with silver foil, checked the power output on the monitor feed and changed the monitor for a spare I had (thus ruling out the monitor as an issue. I've checked just about every setting for display there is, I think and still have the issue.
Any ideas gratefully received as ever.

Answer:Samsung monitor dims then brightens then dims

Changed power cable? check wiring in sockets not loose?
checked voltage at socket is not dropping with a load coming on off your house power circuits

had something similar when neutral connection on fuse box had partially burnt away - weird electrical happenings when shower or tumble dryer were on, luckily found it before house burnt down. :0)

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When I first turn on the computer, the fan doesn't rotate. The cpu reaches as high as 80C temp after startup. I hear nothing from the vents, just complete silence.I installed tpfancontrol and setting to the bios setting didn't even work.  The only way to get the fan to rotate is through the manual setting. I'd prefer the fan to automatically adjust based on how hot the cpu is. Silence when cool and rotating @ higher speeds when hot.  I've read thre are fan problems when both thinkpad power manager and tpfancontrol are active. I uninstalled both and the fan still does not rotate. Only way I can figure out a way to get it rotating again is to manually adjust fan speed from tpfancontrol. Because the fan doesn't even rotate during startup, I have a feeling it's a problem with the bios. But I see no setting related to temperature or fan in the bios.

Answer:T420 fan not working automatically.

You may update the BIOS and check if it resolve the issue.
BIOS update can be download from the mentioned below web link.
Best Regards,

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Hi ,How are you. I get this error over and over again in the Event Viewer:

1203 - Description              : The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID

                                   and APPID

                                   to the user NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE SID (S-1-5-19)
from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

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I am receiving the following error in the Event Viewer from the source DistributedCOM (Windows 8.1 64 bit) :
The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID class identitification
 and APPID identification
 to the user Lenovo\Ewa with security identification SID
(S-1-5-21-1287633286-651115146-4152900111-1001) from the address LocalHost (using

LRPC) acting in the application container with identity SID
This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.
It regards Zinio Reader application.
Please advice how can I fix the problem.
Thanks and best regards, Ewa

Answer:The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID

Hi Ewa,
It's just a example instead of your real ID.
The ID of yours {316CDED5-E4AE-4B15-9113-7055D84DCC97} must be in that list. Have you attempt to find it?
I have search it on my lab computer(Windows 8.1)as below:
Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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Noticed the laptop turned on by itself overnight and was in standby mode in the morning... Looking at the Event log revealed it was being turned on by:Intel (R) Identity Protection Service Resume from Suspend Anyone know why this happens and how to turn it off short of disabling/removing Symantec VIP Access and Intel IPT?  Log Name: ApplicationSource: jhi_serviceDate: 2/5/2012 8:40:24 AMEvent ID: 3Task Category: NoneLevel: InformationKeywords: ClassicUser: N/AComputer: <REMOVED>Description:Intel (R) Identity Protection Service Resume from SuspendEvent Xml:<Event xmlns=""><System><Provider Name="jhi_service" /><EventID Qualifiers="0">3</EventID><Level>4</Level><Task>0</Task><Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords><TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-02-05T03:40:24.000000000Z" /><EventRecordID>5146</EventRecordID><Channel>Application</Channel><Computer><REMOVED></Computer><Security /></System><EventData><Data>Resume from suspend</Data></EventData></Event>

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Answer:T420 wakes up automatically from hibernate due to Intel Identity Protection Technology (IPT)

Go into the Thinkpad power manager and disable "wake timers" on your currently selected power plan.

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So, i got me some DVR based programs used to monitor multiple locations on the same tv.

Is there any soft out there that can do this, cycle through alt-tab at specific time intervals?

I have found one, but i can only set it to cycle at the same interval for all windows, i want to spend 10 minutes on the first window and just 1 on the second.

Answer:Automatically cycle through ALT-TAB at specific intervals

Are you talking DVR for Security cameras or DVR for tv programs?

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I wonder if the forum you give courses on the method of disinfection. your approach to the problem is logical to look at the operation of the computer before to see if the computer is infected.
So if you are organizing courses I'd like to participate.

Answer:specific application

The malware removal forum here says that only "authorized personnel" are allowed to respond to help requests.  Perhaps you could contact one of the moderators of that forum and ask how to go about becoming authorized.  I know that some other computer forums have actual classes to teach malware removal; this one might too.

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Are there any workarounds to have grouping only for specific applications on the taskbar...?

Answer:Application specific grouping


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I'm trying to setup a Application specific proxy. I have tried everything that I could find via Google search and nothing seems to work. All the proxy servers I have found seem to be centered around web browsers such as IE, and firefox.

Any help would be appreciated,

Answer:Application Specific Proxy

something like this?

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I have been trying to diagnose a particular problem where applications freeze for a split 2-3 seconds at random intervals. I really hope that someone might be able to provide some suggestions as I am starting to pull my hair out with this.

For example, I could be running the following programs:
Google Chrome
VLC Movie Player
Playng TERA Online.

While playing Tera (current active program) and watching a movie on VLC. VLC will freeze for a few seconds (at random) and then continue, while the game I'm playing does not freeze at all.

Another scenario:
Mozilla Firefox
Quicktime Player
MS Office - Excel
While reading a webpage in Firefox (current active program) and listening to music with quicktime, as I scroll through the webpage the browser will freeze and become unresponsive for 2-3 seconds. Meanwhile the music playing in Quicktime has not missed a single beat.

List of attempted fixes:Checked Event Viewer(Applications) for errors, none found.
Adjusted Virtual Memory/Paging file from 8162MB to an Initial size of 16324/Max 32648
Ran stress test (passmark) To check if I could isolate the freezing during certain tests. (Did not lock up at all after running 5 tests)
Used Windows Error checking (CHKDSK) on physical drive to check for errors (none found in Event Viewer)
Updated GPU to latest driver version (v301.42)
Removed secondary GPU(GeForce 8600 GT), Ran with only Primary GPU(GeForce GTX 560Ti)
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Answer:Application specific lock ups.

I think tonight I will purchase a new hard drive, also contemplating on whether or not to try Windows 8. I will post the results.

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I have strange problem.

On my computer some application works with one internet connection ( ISP ) and some through other internet connection ( ISP )

This problem has started since last few days.*

I flush dns and did most common solutions found on net like changing TCP/IP but nothing worked.

Is there any way to get rid off from this error ?

Or is there any way we can combine BOTH wireless internet connection in one PC and make some settings that which application works with which internet connection ( ISP )

I have 2 wireless internet dongles and I have 2 dongles which I can attach to my PC to connect to this internet dongles.

I read about Bridge connection and i did it but this didn't solved the error. May be because I am not able to make settings which application uses which internet connection

PLEASE NOTE, I am not having problem in browsing website. I am having PROBLEM in installed application, like stock market trading software.

I tried disabling antivirus also, but nothing worked.

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I’m in need of anyone help.

Is it possible to get or make a script file for daily and automatically printingout an event log to a specific network printer?

Thanks & regards

Answer:Automatically printingout an event log to a specific network printer?

Assuming you're running windows. You can dump the even log with a command line tool. See link for more details:

Then you can use schedual task to print the file at a specific time.

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I am using Logmein Rescue to access some of our computers with unattended access. They are all Windows XP with 2 user profiles (1 admin & 1 Valued Customer) both with Adminstrator rights.

The problem is when I do logmein rescue unattended everything works except if I tell the remote user to login using safe mode, the computer on their end will reboot in safe mode but since there is 2 user accounts it sit
at the prompt showing Administrator and Valued Customer so they would have to be there in order to pick Valued Customer for the remote session to continue which obviously they are not if I am doing unattended mode.

How can I tell XP that anytime it boots in safe mode to login as the Valued Customer. It is not a situation where I can remove 1 user we need them both on there. The valued customer has no password. When I boot in normal mode it automattically logs into the windows without the prompt. But in safe mode it always forces u to pick the user.

Let me know if u have an idea how to force XP to pick a specific users and auto login to that user.

Answer:Need Safe Mood to automatically boot in specific User my untrained eyes, that looks like a LogMeIn problem, not a Windows problem.Have you tried LogMeIn Rescue Help or LogMeIn Community ?Louis

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I need some help. I have a PC running Windows 7 Home Basic. The PC has a LAN interface and a WiFi interface. Both the LAN and WiFi have individual IP addresses and connects to two different routers.
What I'm trying to do is have IE10 connect only through the LAN card that connects to my computer's router. & have all other applications use the WiFi adapter to connect to the internet.
So far, I have tried to use ForceBindIP to bind the applications and use Route command to route the traffic.. but will no success.
Can someone please provide me detailed steps to go about this? I can be reached at [email protected]
Any help you can provide will be appreciated.

Answer:NIC specific application setting in Windows 7

This thread on tomshardware may be of help

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I'm new to the board here so I'm not positive what the typical format is for posting questions but I'm getting the following message which causes the computer to reboot. The error pops up approximately 2 hours after the computer has been logged in.

Services.exe Application Error
The instruction at "0x606d334c" referenced memory at "0x02d40328". The memory could not be "read".

Clicking either OK or Cancel causes the computer to reboot. You can move the window to the side and ignore it but that doesn't fix the issue.


Answer:Services.exe Application Error (specific)

Hi and welcome to the forum

After doing a bunch of searching, I don't have any answer. I only found about 6 entries for 0x606d334c, no one had an answer

If you drag it across the screen, so you can continue to work, do you notice other problems like slowing down?


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I need some help. I have a PC running Windows 7 Home Basic. The PC has a LAN interface and a WiFi interface. Both the LAN and WiFi have individual IP addresses and connects to two different routers.

What I'm trying to do is have IE10 connect only through the LAN card that connects to my computer's router. & have all other applications use the WiFi adapter to connect to the internet.

So far, I have tried to use ForceBindIP to bind the applications and use Route command to route the traffic.. but will no success.

Can someone please provide me detailed steps to go about this?

Any help you can provide will be appreciated.

Answer:NIC specific application setting in Windows 7

Quote: Originally Posted by arijitray81


I need some help. I have a PC running Windows 7 Home Basic. The PC has a LAN interface and a WiFi interface. Both the LAN and WiFi have individual IP addresses and connects to two different routers.

What I'm trying to do is have IE10 connect only through the LAN card that connects to my computer's router. & have all other applications use the WiFi adapter to connect to the internet.

So far, I have tried to use ForceBindIP to bind the applications and use Route command to route the traffic.. but will no success.

Can someone please provide me detailed steps to go about this?

Any help you can provide will be appreciated.

Hi and welcome to Seven Forums.

I do not think this is possible to do I would think they would interfere with each other.

EDIT: The only way to do this would be to have them connecting to different networks (eg. for wired - then for wireless)

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I have encountered an issue on one Windows 7 Enterprise x64 machine. An Application is slower by the factor of about 10 when run from a specific path. If i remove a space from the path it is normally fast. If I add it back the application is slow again.
What could be the issue here?
Thank you in advance, best regards
I realized that I prematurely asked this question and there probably is a really good reason for this. I should first try to investigate with the Visual Studio Performance tools.

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I have a command line utility for some purpose. I start this utility from a COM DLL using ShellExecuteEx function. When calling ShellExecuteEx, i specify the lpVerb parameter as "runas" so that the utility is started elevated. I call
the COM Interface function from an exe client on its startup. So when i start the client exe, the utility is also started. My problem is that since the utility is started elevated, it always asks for the UAC confirmation prompt. I can't stand this because
there will be no manual intervention during this process. So I need the utility to be started without showing the UAC prompt, but still elevated when i start the client exe. Is there any way to achieve this? I would prefer some changes done within the utility
itself like changing the manifest file rather than some system settings changes. Any help will be appreciated..

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I need some help. I have a PC running Windows 7 Home Basic. The PC has a LAN interface and a WiFi interface. Both the LAN and WiFi have individual IP addresses and connects to two different routers.

What I'm trying to do is have IE10 connect only through the LAN card that connects to my computer's router. & have all other applications use the WiFi adapter to connect to the internet.

So far, I have tried to use ForceBindIP to bind the applications and use Route command to route the traffic.. but will no success.

Can someone please provide me detailed steps to go about this? I can be reached at [email protected]

Any help you can provide will be appreciated.

Answer:NIC specific application setting in Windows 7

Not sure, nor do I know why would would want to do this. what's your reasoning for this?

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I need a software solution to be able limit the bandwidth for specific (defined) application. I run XP behind a firewall (no access to firewall) and need to limit both uplink and downlink. I have tried a product called NetLimiter v0.91 Beta 3 but it is too buggy.



Answer:Limit bandwidth for specific application Software/GAW03/Bandwidth Software

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In Win XP, is there a way to force an application to use a specific connection while everything else uses a different connection? Here’s what I’d like to be able to do:

I connect from home to work via Verizon Broadband and Nortel VPN to access a secure LAN with shared drives and services, including intranet applications. This is already in place and working fine. The work LAN firewall is configured to block all Internet browsing attempts for all devices connected via VPN – not necessarily for security reasons, but rather to conserve bandwidth. The VPN switch and firewall share the same router and broadband connection, so incoming Internet requests from home through the VPN would go back out of the firewall – effectively doubling the required bandwidth for each request.

This configuration renders embedded Internet links in email and various documents almost useless. There are two choices at present to affect a workaround.

One is to drop the VPN connection when Internet browsing is required; browse to the Internet; and then reestablish the VPN connection after the Internet browsing is complete. This is cumbersome and inefficient at best, but it does work.

The second is to configure the VPN client to use split tunneling. This works too, but puts additional load on the Verizon Broadband connection between home and office (already the slowest link in the path). Also, this option meets with resistance from our network folks for reasons I won’t go into here.

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Answer:Can I force an application to use a specific network in XP?

The whole point of the VPN is to insure a secure channel into the remote computer. You drill a hole a truck could drive through if you actually allow Internet connections while the VPN is connected!

The ability to have multiple connections is normally configured by the VPN host, and I suspect your company would take a really dim view of you compromising their network for your convenience.

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I have been OK with Windows XP on my old P4 PCs 2GB RAM (standalone No Internet) that I use for basic word processing and Photo Editing (mainly with FastStone Image Viewer FastStone Image Viewer - Powerful and Intuitive Photo Viewer, Editor and Batch Converter), but would like to upgrade to Windows 10 for more software options.
Am starting to do my homework and just read "Windows 10: Which version of Windows is best for my old Dell Latitude D620 laptop"
I was encouraged when read Fafhrd 's PC system specs and noticed "CPU: Intel socket 775 Pentium 4 540 HT 3200 Prescott " which is similar to mine.
For Windows XP I have found "Mini WinXP" that comes with Hiren's 15.2 Hiren's BootCD Fan & Discussion Platform on a bootable USB drive to be the fastest for many things.
Does anyone know if there is anything similar for Windows 10?
If not any suggestions for reducing Windows 10?

Answer:Application Specific Windows 10 Suggestions?

Normally I cut and paste and then remove any irregularities by using "remove format".

Tried this in "preview post" but did not work.

Would appreciate suggestions!!!



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How can I give admin right to a specific application? For example, On some client PCs users not have permission for install and update application and they need admin account for it. How can I let users to install or update specific applications without
admin account?

Thank you.

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I have an application, that has fairly small fonts and no option to increase the font size.
So I thought, that maybe there is a way to zoom the window of that application on the
I quickly found several apps, promising to aid in doing that, but soon my disappointment
was quite big, as they were zooming the entire screen (and I couldn't see the entire window
of a maximized application, which I have open in parallel) or just an area around the mouse
or I had to specify which coordinates on the screen to zoom (how annoying can that be ?!?).
And I wasn't able to find an app, which would just say - click on the window you want me to
zoom in to and that's all...
Please kindly help me !! Thanks!

Answer:How to zoom a specific application's window ???

Welcome darkman088 to the forum.
Try this.

Start Orb and type in magnifier. You will get Windows built in magnifier.

I use it a lot. I use a selected button on my mouse to activate it when needed.
You can adjust the magnification from 100% to over 1000% but not much else.

It magnifies the whole page.

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Hi all,

So I am familiar with Dropbox, Crashplan, Onedrive, Box, etc. They're all great to back up data, however most of these companies require you to manually drag your data into their specific folder. I want something that I can "set and forget". Meaning, you can target specific folders you'd like your backup service to back up and it syncs everytime those folders are modified.

The only service I know that does this is Crashplan, however it's a paid service if I want to use their cloud function. Is there a free service that provides a modest amount of space that has this feature?

Answer:Looking for a Free Backup Service that Automatically Syncs Specific Folders

Define modest amount of space?

For about $45 a year you can get unlimited space from AltDrive. This is what I use and like it.

There are some "free" options listed here, but the space is pretty limited:

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Hi guys,
I have decided to use a combination of cloud backup and sync services to backup my documents, music, photos, videos, etc. As I will have to use a lot of different cloud services (and each consumes RAM and CPU), I don't want all of them to be active at the same time.
I was wondering how to automatically start one service, say dropbox, when the PC starts. It should then sync one item (say my documents) until everything is up to date. After that, it will close and another application like sugarsync will start and sync until up to date. I want to do this continuously for many applications.
I am also going to use either boxcryptor or truecrypt to encrypt my data, and I think that these encryption services must be on before the cloud services turn on.
How can I do this for Windows 7? If I need to create a .bat file for this, what's the code and how can I get it to work on startup? 
Thanks a lot , I know that this is a tall order!

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I have an IR receiver constantly attached to my computer. One program I use always registers it as a game controller, and stops me from using my actual game controllers in favor of it. Is it possible to automate disabling the IR receiver while the program runs, and re-enabling it after the application closes?

Answer:Is it possible to disable a device while a specific application runs?

Hi, if you know or can find a command to disable it, you can write a simple Autohotkey script- for example, a loop that periodically tests to see if your game is running, and if so, disable the device.

(Autohotkey is free and well supported- it can be programmed to test for the presence of a particular process in 1 line).

Probably 5 lines would suffice.

It comes with a comprehensive help file, detailing each command with examples.

AutoHotkey Beginner Tutorial

Or you could create a shortcut to a script that
a. launches the game
b. disables the device and exits when you choose.

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I use Tunngle to game online through LAN, and it uses a service named TnglCtrl.exe which uses 10mb of memory idle. Even though when I am not using Tunngle, it starts. If i close the service, Tunngle will refuse to run. So I would like to know if it is possible to do the following:

In Services, I set TnglCtrl.exe to Manual startup. When I would like to start the Tunngle application, TnglCtrl.exe would start automatically. Is this possible?


Answer:Starting a specific service when opening an application

Just have it on all the time...10 MBs of RAM is absolutely NOTHING.
You have way to much RAM to be concerned over this.

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Hello Everyone,
I am in a need of a software that will have application specific settings.
The software should
1.Stop dwm service
2.Kill sidebar.exe
3.Kill Rainmeter.exe
4.Change power plan
5. Start the program(game I want to start)
When the game ends
6.Restore dwm,sidebar,rainmeter,power plan.
It would be great if the software enable me to have a shortcut to start the app with those settings....
Thanks for viewing...
I use Windows 7 64 bit

Answer:Turbo mode for specific application(esp. games)

Ahh! I think I have no other way using vTask Studio
I can then edit its shortcut to the game's icon ...
Going to do for all my games ..

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I have had repeated BSOD with message (DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION) on a Lenovo E550 running Win 10 Pro 6 bit (upgraded from win 8.1pro 64). It occurred:
1. on sleeping, and
2. seemingly randomly. i.e. with applications open, idle with no applications open

I seem to have got around (1) by unchecking the "Turn on fast startup" option in Power Options. but the BSOD continues to occur at other times.

I have used the Lenovo System update tool to update the drivers it can but have reached the limit of my current capabilities/knowledge so am looking for some help interpreting the dump files and troublshooting

Per BSOD posting instructions I've run the utility and attached the zip file to the post.

Thanks for any advice/direction.

Answer:Repeated BSOD (DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION) no specific application

Hi obiwan,

Welcome to the 10forums.

Please uninstall everything of AMD using Display Driver Uninstaller and install new drivers from your manufacturer.

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*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys

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start end module name
fffff800`b6420000 fffff800`b7927000 atikmdag T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: atikmdag.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys
Image name: atikmdag.sys
Timestamp: Tue Jun 23 03:34:51 2015 (5588B7BB)
CheckSum: 014A1763
ImageSize: 01507000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

Please check your manufacturer for driver updates for the sound driver and Intel Storage Rapid Technology driver.
You might want to disable the ISRT service.

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for CHDRT64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for CHDRT64.sys

3: kd> lmvm CHDRT64
start end module name
fffff801`1d4b0000 fffff801`1d633000 CHDRT64 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: CHDRT64.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\CHDRT64.sys
Image name: CHDRT64.sys
Timestamp: Tue Mar 10 06:36:29 2015 (54FE82DD)
CheckSum: 00177D4B
ImageSize: 00183000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0... Read more

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This is a question concerning anonymity and maintaining privacy. I can use a proxy server, http or socks, and that shows I am connecting from another address than my home IP. However, some sites also track things like browser language and time zone. Language I can simply change by using an English version of my browser rather than a Swedish one, but what about the time zone? Even if I connect through say a US proxy, it will show my time zone as central European.

The question: Is there any way to either prevent the time zone from being detected through the web, or change the time zone which is displayed? I know I can of course just change the time zone of my system but I'd rather not as it will mess up logs and such. If there is another way of doing it, either with what utilities are in place or by additional software, I'd love to hear about it.

Thanks in advance.

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The DistributedCom error message appears in Event Viewer on ALL my personal computers only the CLSID, APPID and NT SIDs change.

I know the CLSID and APPID, how can I identify the software these numbers represent?
I know authority to launch the service for user S-1-5-18 has not been granted, who is S-1-5-18?
I wonder how to use the Component Services Admin tool to grant local launch permission, assuming launch is desirable.


Answer:How to modify application specific security settings

For S-1-5-18 see: Well-known security identifiers in Windows operating systems

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I have found an incredible software on the internet (SUNNYSIDESOFT | VirtualTablet ). It has only one issue - it constatly inputs mouse 1 when I touch my tablet screen (as it should...), but I don't want it. I need only tracking, so theres my question:
Can I disable application's mouse 1 input, so it will only track mouse position?

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I have tried several personal firewalls and have yet to find one of the free ones that will allow you to set firewall rules that allow only a specific ip or ip's to connect to a specific application. Most only have a trusted ip list.

Online Armor has this functionality but not for the free version.

I dont recall whether comodo has this ability but I did not like that comodo would have several outbound connections even when I did not have anything that should be connected out to the internet (something to do with cloud?).

Answer:Firewall that blocks application connect to specific ip?

It seems that the Windows' built-in firewall might be able to do what you're after by creating a new custom rule.

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Is there a way in Windows 2000 to specify a separate printer for an application without changing the default. Both printers are network printers. Example:

Microsoft Word automatically prints to Printer 1.
(User doesn't have change from the default printer to Printer 1 when print options screen comes up. It is already set. )

All other applications print to Printer 2 (the default printer).

Thanks in advance.

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I have found an incredible software on the internet (SUNNYSIDESOFT | VirtualTablet ). It has only one issue - it constatly inputs mouse 1 when I touch my tablet screen (as it should...), but I don't want it. I need only tracking, so theres my question:
Can I disable application's mouse 1 input, so it will only track mouse position?

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there is an application that communicates with remote server. it connects to the server and the user selects the records/files (txt or tif files) it then starts downloading them.

the issue with it is that this application works from home or non company internet. but it doesnt works on company network.

i want to investigate whats stoping it.

it can successfully login to the server and shows the files needed to be downloaded. and it sometimes does starts downloading . but it fails midway through files.

we are behind a tmg.

and tmg client is working but no success with it.

so i want some application to be installed on that particular pc on which the application is not working .(again it works if non company internet is used). that should just monitor the packets sent and received by that application..

wireshark is too complicated.. and displays all packets flying by.

how can i corelate the packets shown in wire shark to that specific program ?

any other alternative ?

or how to tackle the issue with this particular app? that is what i want to solve.

that application uses http to download data .

Answer:monitor the traffice sent and received by one specific application

Start with Process Monitor. It will not show you the packets, but it might provide a clue.

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I have a laptop on my desk just for testing external access issues to our sites. I'd rather not.

I know it's been asked.. I think I've read over 20 posts on it with no clear and simple solution.

On my windows7 x64 station I have a hard wired LAN Network Connection and a USB wireless network conection. If both are up, IE uses the wired Lan connection. If I disable that LAN connection, IE uses the wireless. Great.. but?

What If I want to have both up? Reading emails and and accessing other intranet resources normally, but surfing via the wireless. Or even better, surfing from a specific browser or instance of a browser through the wireless Connection, and all others using activity through the wired Lan connection?

I'd like to do this without a Proxy or a VM. I understand there is a product called ForceBindIP that sounded very promising, but it does not support Windows 7 yet.

Is there maybe a firewall setting to route port 80 and 443 traffic to a specific Lan connetion? How about tweaking setting of the wired lan connection so that it fails to find DNS servers or anything on the outside?

I'm somewhat surprised this is not a setting somewhere already. I see great value having this.


Answer:Forcing an application to specific Network Connection... AGAIN!?

Cisco has a software that can do this but I'm not familor with it and don't know much about it,you might even need a Cisco router to use the software.

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I have several versions of an application (Adobe After Effects) installed (I help test out prerelease versions of the software - which is nice) and I'd like to be able to set the precise application / file type association.

If I get a file's properties and 'Change...' the 'Opens with:' and browse to the exact application I want it to open with (After Effects version 13.6x123), then Apply/OK it, when I open the file, it just loads up the oldest version of the app (After Effects version 13.2) that Windows can find. Is there a better way to set filetype associations than the broken method that Windows is clearly attempting to use?

I have four versions of this app currently installed, all in C:\Program Files\Adobe. 90% of the time, I want to use the latest version, but occasionally need to use an older (public release) version to check how certain bugs/behaviours have changed, so need to keep all those versions installed.

I can use the workaround of opening the specific app and File > opening the file from within it, but it would be nice if I could get Windows to behave properly. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

~ Paul

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HI I was wondering if anybody knew of a way to show a particular app on all virtual desktops. I have a password manager that interacts with any window that requires a password and I dont want to have to move it every time I have a window that requires access to it. I like my applications separated into separate desktops as it is now, but a few applications I need to see on every desktop. Is there a way to do that?

Answer:Windows 10 Task View: Showing a specific application on all VD's

trinsic said:

HI I was wondering if anybody knew of a way to show a particular app on all virtual desktops. I have a password manager that interacts with any window that requires a password and I dont want to have to move it every time I have a window that requires access to it. I like my applications separated into separate desktops as it is now, but a few applications I need to see on every desktop. Is there a way to do that?

In Task View, right click on an application:

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I purchased a game that has a known sound issue. It only plays all of the sound when using Stereo sound. 5.1 sounds are sadly incomplete. Currently I only know how to change all sound on my system to either be Stereo or 5.1. Is there any way that I can set this one application to use Stereo sound? Perhaps with a third party app?

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How To Turn Off User Account Control (UAC) For A Specific Application i am using windows 7 and mcafee anti-virus i m geting tat question every time i use s irritating!!!!

Answer:How To Turn Off User Account Control (UAC) For A Specific Application


You may find this post helpful
Can you turn UAC off for a specific program?


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I am writing this because I am seeking help with an Email related issue.

I am trying to use a program that retrieves Inbound Email attachments and resends them to a new destination… it is a dispatch program.

The Help Files associated with this program make reference to “The Attachment Folder” from “My Email Program”.

I am currently using Microsoft Outlook 2000 as my Email program although… I also have Outlook Express as an optional email program that I could use.

I would prefer to stay with Outlook 2000 though…
“if possible”.

I am enclosing an excerpt from the “Help” File associated with this program so you can see their exact reference to an “Attachment Folder from my Email Program”.

I have tried contacting The Program Manufacturers Tech. Support but as yet have not heard back from them.

I am looking for any advice or direction to be able to Locate and Identify this “Attachments Folder” in “my Email Program” that they make reference to.

If you can assist or advise me in any way I would appreciate it very much, as I am completely lost as to what to do next.

My Operating System is Windows 98SE.

Thank You
Mike Santos

My email address is à [email protected]
Excerpt from The Program Distributor… “as Follows”

If you want to automatically scan for information sent by email, add the attachments folder of your email software to the list of folders to scan.

The Program is “Express Delegate” and it is available... Read more

Answer:Simple Program Application Question Re; A Specific Folder ???

Outlook does not save the attachments in a "separate folder", it bundles them up with everything else in a .pst file.

Other email programs such as Eudora use an attachments folde, located wherever you want it. Looks like thats what the program is designed for?

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As the title indicates, I'd like to restrict the amount of bandwidth or internet access speed of a specific application on my PC. Preferably during certain times only, but even a way to enable and disable this rule as I need would be fine.

I have a 1Mb ADSL with a measly 3GB monthly cap (it's painful, can't afford more at the moment though), and Steam turns out to be the nastiest, bloated, deceptive, sneaky, bandwidth-whor........<a while later>........ piece of software ever released to the world at large.

So, I keep setting all my games to "Do not update automatically" (which needs to be re-set after each time a game is run), and it supposedly doesn't download updates or patches while a game is being played... Despite this, if I decide to play Borderlands, after launching the game I have to alt-tab into Windows, go to Steam, and pause the next "Suspended" 250MB or 300MB update that it's busy downloading... I may have a slow connection by most of your standards, but at a pretty constant 100KB/s, 3GB isn't exactly going to last me that long.

Now, I do have a service from my ISP that gives me 5 times my download cap between 1am and 5am (more info, if you like).. So I can get a theoretical 15GB a month if I play my cards right. Is there any firewall out there that will allow me to limit the access speed of Steam to 5KB/s or 10KB/s during specific times...?

Please note: I've tried NetLimiter's trial, and it works perfectly, but it's a bit pr... Read more

Answer:Limit Bandwidth / Internet Access for Specific Application?

Has nobody got any suggestions...?

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Thank you all for this forum
I want to do the following
increase width of an icon for a specific application application not all icons

I see this method

Registry Editor ->
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics -> MinWidth
but it change in all icons
I want to do that for a specific icon
Could any one help for that ?

Answer:Change Taskbar Icon Width for a specific Application

Hello Mialbedwy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could use the same method of pinning the Recycle Bin to the taskbar in a folder as a toolbar, but use the application you want instead of the Recycle Bin. This will give it a wider space.

Recycle Bin - Pin to Taskbar

Hope this helps,

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I downloaded a bespoke appn from a site called that allows you to put together your own pictures into specific book types and they then produce a proper coffee table stylebook, ideal for wedding pictures etc.

But for some reason as soon as I open the application it is trying to connect to the internet to check for updates as it is supposed to do and it cannot reach the server it's trying to. Similarly if you try and manually update it this happens.

I have allowed it as an exception in Windows Firewall so other thought is it's something to do with my router settings. Any suggestions? I can't understand why this would be the case though because AVG, Spybot, Adaware etc etc have never given me a problem like this and I've never had to manually configure my router in any way (it's a fairly standard Netgear one.)

I tried installing the same software at work and it worked straight away, so clearly it is something to do with my setup at home. Sigh....

I contacted Bob's Books and they said they've never had this problem before. And with the best will in the world they are not techies.

Any suggestions greatfully received as the (new) wife is hassling me to get it sorted so she can sort the wedding and honeymoon pictures out. Whoever said married life would be all bliss....


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I have an desktop application I use for nntp, but I can't associate nntp with my app in windows 8. I never had a problem on windows 7 and prior.

How do I manually configure windows8 that nntp should be handled by my application? When I go through control panel, it only lets me add apps from windows app store, or Google Chrome. I do not see how to add my app to the list of apps.
Thank you in advance for your time.

Answer:Associate NNTP Protocol to a specific application in Windo

In the classic Control Panel, find "Associate a file type or protocol with a program" ans scroll all the way down. Is NNTP listed under protocols?
If so, what happens when you click "Change program"?
If not, what kind of software is it? Does it come with the installer?

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In Windows 7, the input method is application-specific, i.e., when you change the input method in one application, it doesn't affect other applications. However, in Windows 8 this seems to be changed: the input method is system-wide.

The problem is: I need to use Chinese input (either the embedded Windows Chinese input, or the one from Google, I prefer to use the later), which seems to only use US keyboard layout. However, I am using Finnish layout, so the locations of symbol keys are different. I need to frequently switch the input methods, which is really annoying. I really miss the one in Windows 7: the Chinese input was only effective for the application I needed to type Chinese

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Greetings everyone.  I've been dealing with this annoyance for two years.  I've been in contact with the support staff for the application, and have tried everything suggested, but the issue still stands.
The application is League of Legends.  The issue is when the game tries to launch lolclient.exe, I get this error: "Unable to connect to the server.  If you have a firewall, it may be blocking the connection.  Please refer to your firewall's documentation.  Would you like to retry the connection?"  
If I click "Retry," I'm stuck on a black screen for ~30 seconds and then it loads successfully.  Sometimes it waits for ~30 seconds, prompts the error again, and then it's successful.  It always eventually succeeds, but it takes a while to get there.  Besides using a VPN and replacing hardware, I've tried literally everything suggested by the community and the staff.  All necessary ports are forwarded and confirmed as open.  I do not experience any persistent network issues besides this one. 
I know that it's not actually related to my firewall for two reasons: 1. it happens on ANY computer on the network, regardless of software.  If I use the computer on another network, it connects immediately, and 2. I've completely uninstalled my firewall software, disabled Windows Defender, and ensured that all firewall-related services were stopped.  The router's internal firewall is disabled. &#... Read more

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I have a domain, let's call it, and a whole bunch of domain email aliases (eg: [email protected], [email protected], etc) that all forward to my ISP pop3 email address account (default account).

I currently have rules setup so that emails sent to certain aliases at (which all come into my IPS email account) go to their associated folders setup in Outlook 2000, eg: [email protected] goes to the "Jim" folder, [email protected] goes to the "Mike" folder, etc, etc.

I also have a LAN email account setup in this copy of Outlook 2000 (although it's not set as my default). Emails on my LAN account use a virtual domain name to send within the network, let's call it

Rather than have the emails go to folders on my computer, I'd rather they be forwarded on to the relevant address on our LAN, eg: emails that came in from [email protected] would be forwarded to [email protected].

Of course because is a virtual domain that doesn't exist in the big wide internet, these emails need to be forwarded on using the LAN account, not my default ISP pop3 email account.


1) Ideally, I'd like to setup a rule with something like:

Check messages when they arrive.

Sent to people or distribution list.

"Forward it to people or distribution list using the specified account"

Of course this last option does not exist. You can only ch... Read more

Answer:Outlook 2000 - automatically send email using specific account based on contact used.

1b. & 2b.: Doesn't look that way here in Outlook 2003. Have you thought about spending $7 to 9/month per person and get an Exchange Server hosting account?

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I've looked around quite a bit on both this forum and Google and can't seem to find an answer, so if this has been answered before, please forgive me and be so kind as to provide a link to a relevant topic.

I am using a TiddlyWiki stored on a USB flash drive. What I would like to do is set a parameter on the shortcut so that it always launches with a specific portable browser, also stored on the pen drive, rather than the defauly browser that is stored on the computer it is attached to.

Likewise, I have a few PDFs that I use regularly between machines, and would like to have them open using a portable PDF reader (Sumatra) which is also stored on the flash drive. That way, the PDF will always open to my last saved page, regardless of which machine I am using.

The computers I use are a home desktop PC (Win 7), home netbook (Win XP) and work laptop (Win XP).

If there is a different way to achieve this without using shortcut parameters, I would be more than happy to give it a whirl.


Answer:Solved: Setting shortcut parameters to open with specific application

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is there any software out there that will tell me how much upload and download bandwidth is coming from what processes on my machine, and possibly total it up over time? i'm cureious to see how much things like dropbox are affecting my monthly bandwidth caps and also wanting to make sure i don't have any apps that are sneaking stuff over my lines. (for windows btw)

Answer:Solved: program to track application-specific bandwidth usage?

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My goal is to start Windows Event Viewer from a command line, with the Application node already selected, showing only entries for my specific application, or provider? In other words, I need to filter it by the Source column for the "Application X" using command line call:

So far I could figure out that I need to do this to show Application node:

eventvwr /c:Application
but I can't figure out how to specify provider in the /f: parameter, and the example given if I run "eventvwr /?" does not help much.

Any idea how to do it?

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I'd like to ask if it is possible for a non-administrative account user to run a specific application that requires elevated privileges without supplying administrator's password? Is there perhaps a possibility for the administrator to create a rule for the standard user, so that the user will not be prompted for password?

Answer:Running specific application with elevated privileges without admin password?

Found an article that seems might be able to help here - How to launch a program always elevated under Vista UAC. Will try this approach later today and see if it can be applied to a lower standing acount.

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When I open Record now it opens then automatically minimises and I can't get it to appear on the screen,ctr,alt,del says it is running any suggestions????

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Every couple of minutes, my current window is deselected. For example, when Im typing right now, my firefox window just deselects and the words at the top turn faded grey instead of the bright white. Then i have to click the window again to continue typing. This happens in every single application.
While i watch videos in fullscreen, after a while, it just pops back to the nonfullscreen size, and then the window is deselected. When I play games, after a couple of minutes, it minimizes.

I am running windows XP
and i use:
McAfee (came with my computer)
AVG 8 Professional
Ad-Aware 2008 Pro

Also, when I run GMER, after a couple of hours, near the end of the scan, my computer gives me a blue screen saying something about not enough memory. That happened to me all 3 times i tried. So the ark.txt i have is the section before my crash.

DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Jacky at 22:32:28.03 on 05/18/2009 Mon
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.936.86.1033.18.3326.1962 [GMT -7:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
AV: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
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Answer:Application Windows Automatically going out of focus/minimizing

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.


It appears that you have two antivirus programs installed and running, AVG and McAfee. While this may seem like better protection, they can actually conflict with one another and cause system instability or even system hangs. Please choose one to keep and uninstall the other via Add or Remove Programs in your Control Panel.

If you decide to uninstall McAfee VirusScan, also do the following:

Please download the McAfee VirusScan Removal Tool VSCleanupTool.exe and Save it to your Desktop.Close all programs and double-click VSCleanupTool.exe then click Run
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Restart the computer if asked.
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Does anyone know of a program that can automatically search through a selected 'Downloads' folder (in which I keep all .exe and .msi application installers), and then automatically rename the enclosed installer files with the full name and version of the program that each particular installer file is for (or place them into sub-folders named using the full name and version of the app that the installer is for)?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated... Thanks!

Answer:Application to automatically rename downloaded app installers??


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I just installed the Connection Manager for Telstra Mobile Broadband Modem on 3 different laptops, one with Win XP and two with Win 7.
One of the Win 7 machines, the Connection Manager launches automatically. Even If I shut it down, 2 seconds later it starts launching again. I have tried uninstalling and re-installing in safe mode, but the problem still exist.
The specifications of the machine are:
Toshiba Portege M500
Win 7 Professional 32 bit.
Any ideas of how to stop this?

Answer:Connection Manager application Launches Automatically

Ok I just worked out a way to stop it auto launching. I went to the application's exe file, right clicked on the icon, selected properties, clicked on run in Win XP SP3 mode.

That's it! The only issue is now it will not auto launch when I insert the USB modem; I have to launch it from the shortcut on the desktop or from the start menu.

I think I can live with this.

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I am often busy, so I need the help of an autoresponder applications.
thanks for reading :(

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I have been using the Mail & Agenda app on my laptop from the beginning but recently it has started to mess up.

For example: everytime i want to open a mail to read it, it will just automatically close down the whole app.

I can't seem to find anyone else with the same issue on the internet so i thought i just throw it out on here and hope to get an answer !

Answer:Mail and Agenda application close automatically when opening mails

Sevy said:


I have been using the Mail & Agenda app on my laptop from the beginning but recently it has started to mess up.

For example: everytime i want to open a mail to read it, it will just automatically close down the whole app.

I can't seem to find anyone else with the same issue on the internet so i thought i just throw it out on here and hope to get an answer !

Hi see if this thread helps you as 2 members have had the same problem
Solved Win 10 Mail drops out - Windows 10 Forums

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I have been using the Mail & Agenda app on my laptop from the beginning but recently it has started to mess up.

For example: everytime i want to open a mail to read it, it will just automatically close down the whole app.

I can't seem to find anyone else with the same issue on the internet so i thought i just throw it out on here and hope to get an answer !

Answer:Mail and Agenda application close automatically when opening mails

Originally Posted by Sevy


I have been using the Mail & Agenda app on my laptop from the beginning but recently it has started to mess up.

For example: everytime i want to open a mail to read it, it will just automatically close down the whole app.

I can't seem to find anyone else with the same issue on the internet so i thought i just throw it out on here and hope to get an answer !

Hi see if this thread helps you as 2 members have had the same problem
Solved Win 10 Mail drops out - Windows 10 Forums

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I bought a T420 (type 4236-5H7) online and was surprised to find that the system tried to deploy USAF SDC (Standard Desktop Configuration) on first boot. I cancelled the process and the harddrive was subsequently erased, such that the Windows boot manager gives an error. No big deal so far, as I intended to reinstall Windows myself anyways. Much more annoyingly, however, is that the BIOS is protected by a supervisor password right out of the box (and no mention whatsoever of what this password might be). In other words, I cannot change the boot list necessary to reinstall the operating system. Has anyone any suggestions on how I can obtain this supervisor password? And secondly, why the **** does Lenovo ship USAF SDC on a normal consumer product? Any help is appreciated, as I'd like to turn this shiny new brick into something useful.

Answer:T420 BIOS locked with supervisor password on *new* T420

firstly where online did you get this machine? Did you get it through the official Lenovo channel, or did you get it through some other channel?If you didn't get it from Lenovo, then you should contact the seller whom sold the machine to you in the first place. Lenovo can't provide you with methods for password override, if such thing even exists.

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Recently I bought a new T420, want to use the displayport port connect with my HDTV using displayport to HDMI adapter+HDMI line to my TV. But it not work. the adapter is GWC Tech. AY1200. THE HDMI line works well with my another thinkpad HDMI port.Adapter is bought as following link from newegg.com T420 only have one displayport, first time I connect them, they do work for around 5 second, then both screen turn dark and no signal show in my TV and my pc return to normal. No signal show in my TV. Some one can help me with my problem? I need to setup some parameter in my computer? Thanks,

Answer:T420 Displayport to HDMI adapter not work in my new T420 PC

I use Works great.

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Help Appreciated.

In a Windows 8 PC, User account is "Standard" and Administrator account is different, in which how can I exclude some application which is from asking administrator password to execute?
My situation is specially for application updates such as java and/or adobe reader. Each time, when there is an update, it is asking administrator password to run the same.
Kindly assist.

Answer:Exclude specific application execution in "Standard User"

Hello Anil, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Normally you could use an option in the tutorial below to prevent standard "users" from being able to run a specific file.

Applications - Prevent Running Specified Programs - Windows 7 Help Forums

However, in this case, the user isn't the one running the application. The applications are set to automatically check for updates, so they're running themselves instead. If you turn off the check for updates automatically option in the java and Adobe programs, it should stop this. You will of course need to manually check for updates afterwards every so often though.

Hope this helps,

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Here is the error I am getting and it makes it so we have to reboot the PC when it happens? How can I fix this ?


Windows Error Reporting


1/25/2017 2:36 PM



Fault bucket , type 0
Event Name: AppHangB1
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:
P1: Spectrum.exe
P3: 56089bae
P4: be5b
P5: 0

Attached files:
C:\Users\CPC - VNG\AppData\Local\Temp\WERED0E.tmp.appcompat.txt
C:\Users\CPC - VNG\AppData\Local\Temp\WERED5D.tmp.WERInternalMetadata.xml

These files may be available here:
C:\Users\CPC - VNG\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive\AppHang_Spectrum.exe_50dc70ec2178cd4cd23a7c45d49df59424de3092_1d0bed7b

Analysis symbol:

Rechecking for solution: 0
Report Id: a9139c79-e34e-11e6-8c87-605718e18f97
Report Status: 1

Thank you for your time.

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Hi, after using Google and searching through forums I'm still stuck with the following problem. For a installation at the Deutsches Museum in Munich I need the Yoga to boot itself at a defined date/time. Shutting down is not the problem, but automatic boot is. Normally there are two ways how to do this- Wake on LAN- Wake on RTC- Wake on Power (if a PC gets connected to a power source it will start automatically) I'm missing those options in the BIOS settings. But maybe I've overread something. Maybe I have to look somewhere else. The only source I found (not yet tested) was where I have to built my own solution. Anyway, is there any chance to boot the the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro or Yoga 3 Pro at a specific date/time? Best wishes 

Answer:Yoga 2 Pro/Yoga 3 Pro - Missing BIOS function to automatically boot the Yoga at specific time

I have been spending hours to find a way to apply WOL to a yoga 3 pro. I could not believe that it is simply not there. Is that to protect the user or a mistake? Is there an update I missed somewhere, or is a correction  being prepared? Thanks

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Answer:T420 Fingerprint - T420 WON'T TURN ON

Try this:Take out the battery, take out the AC.Tap the power button 10 times in rapid succession, then press and hold for 30 seconds. Reattach the AC and try booting it again.

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I was told to Check in Settings if Maps is enabled in background, maps by default never dims.
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Ideally, all the RAM would be from the same manufacturer and be identical. However, this is not always possible should you wish to add additional RAM to an existing system. In this case, the important information is the RAM speed and timings. So long as you can find RAM with identical specs to that which you already have, there should be no problems.

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Friends, I use a Compac laptop with Intel Celeron and running Windows Vista Home Basic. I notice that whenevr power is disconnected or lost for some reason the screen dims and brightens up again when power is restored. I have an HP laptop which does not behave this way. This causes me to think that maybe my compac laptop has a problem? It still has its battery pack and the fact that the laptop does not switch off when power is diconnected tells me the battery is ok. My only concern is that the sreen dims when power is lost. Any fixes? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Screen dims

That's normal. The power settings on battery put less light onto the screen (to preserve battery life).If it irritates you for any reason, set your power options to run the screen at max brightness on battery (click the battery icon on the bottom right corner, close to the clock).

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Question: Monitor dims

one of my colleagues has a problem on her machine completely the same O/S where after a time her monitor dims. The display comes back to normal only on a key press event not a mouse move or anything

i have trawled through the power settings and intel graphics settings and been on many web sites claiming to have a fix this problem for this problem but when i try their suggestion often it either doesn't work or the option that they are suggesting isn't there.

can any one help with this problem ??

Answer:Monitor dims

Is it a laptop or desktop? What are the system specs? Might be something wrong with the screen itself, if it's a desktop, test the screen on another computer and report back with results.

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does the LCD have a pinkish coloured image?

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I have no problem sending emails (with or without attachments) to any other domain.

My pc runs Win98SE and Outlook 2000.

I signed up for a hotmail account and was able to send an email with a large attachment to the affected domain using that. I concluded the problem was my ISP, but before changing to another I ran one more test.

I sent a large email to the affected domain using my Win XP Pro laptop, also with Outlook 2000. It arrived!

This suggests the problem is specific to my PC setup. The problem started some time ago (maybe a year or so) - before that I was able to send emails to the domain from the PC.

I'd be very grateful if anyone has any suggestions about what could be causing this problem on the specific pc.

Answer:Solved: Problem sending email to specific domain from specific pc

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Hello all!
So I work tech support at my company and recently had one of our secretaries run into a virus. It was an email containing a fake resume in .doc format that once opened, attempted to direct the computer to download a trojan. AVG detected it right off the bat and quarantined it. I then ran a full system scan with AVG, Malwarebytes, and Spybot and everything came back clean.  I had assumed AVG along with Word being macro-disabled by default kept anything from actually happening.
However, at the time of the download she was running our company bookkeeping software (eClub for those interested) and it crashed once she tried to use it again. I check it out and see that the .exe to run eClub had been removed from the eClub folder (let's call it eclub.exe). Weird! So I go ahead and completely uninstall the program and reinstall, only to find eclub.exe was not reinstalled with it. I copy eclub.exe from another computer and try to paste it into the folder, and I'm told I don't have permission to do so. Then things get weird:
1. I uninstalled eClub completely again, removed the eClub folder and every possible saved setting for it.
2. I created a blank eClub folder (ex. C:\Program Files\eClub)
3. I can put anything I want into this folder, including .exes, EXCEPT for eclub.exe, getting the insufficient permission error.
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Please post the Malwarebytes Antimalware log in your topic.
To find your Malwarebytes log,download mbam-check.exe from here and save it to your desktop.
To open the log double click on mbam-check.exe on your desktop.  Copy and paste the log in your topic.
 Please run TDSSKiller.
Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your Desktop.
The log for the TDSSKiller can be very long.  If you go to the bottom of the log to where you find Scan finished you will see the results of the scan.  If it shows Detected object count: 0 and Actual detected object count: 0, this means that nothing malicious was found and you will not need to post the log.
1.  Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters.
2.  Check Loaded Modules, Verify Driver Digital Signature, and Detect TDLFS file system.
If you are asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click Reboot now.
3.  Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run.
4.  If threats are detected select Cure (if available) for all of them unless otherwise instructed.
 ***Do NOT select Delete!
Click on Continue.
 Emsisoft Emergency Kit
Please download Emsisoft Emergency Kit and save it to your desktop. Double click on the EmsisoftEmergencyKit file you downloaded to extract ... Read more

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my laptop, which connects fine to all other wireless networks, has trouble on this one. It can browse the web all day, but the second a large file begins to transfer (video, a file download, etc.) it will drop the connection randomly, usually rather quickly. The computer does not need to be restarted to reconnect, it often reconnects on its own near-immediately, though sometimes I have to go to the system tray and reconnect manually.

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If the solution is in a setting on this laptop, that would be awesome - the network is used for my aunts business and I'm really hesitant about changing any settings, and since it works for all other devices theoretically the router settings should be something I can adapt this device to as well. crossing my fingers, thanks guys!

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Try this thread for an example that might get you started... Here Before Posting Data or VBA Code ---> How To Post Data or Code.

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It's been a week and no answer...

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For the past 2 months I have been having a problem viewing a specific website (Real Clear Politics). This problem occurs with IE, Mozilla, and Google Chrome, from three different ISPs (Comcast, Wide Open West, Keyon Communications). After contacting the webmaster for the website they were baffled and recommended a workaround of eliminating the "www." at the beginning of the address. This solution has allowed me to view the website though it does cause annoyance and links directing to deeper within the site are broken when clicking on them and the "www." must be removed to access them.

Today while exasperated I came upon a possible cause and solution of flushing the dns cache

However when I tried to perform the operation ipconfig /flushdns I received the message
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Any help would be appreciated either aimed at the root cause (ideas, solutions) or at this flush dns issue.

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Answer:Problem viewing a specific website on a specific machine

I am running

Intel T7500 2.2Ghz in a Dell Inspiron 1720
2 GB ram
Vista Home Premium

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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) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2045 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller, 96 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76285 MB, Free - 43156 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0N6381
Antivirus: PC Cleaners, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

Answer:Solved: Problem with one specific website on one specific computer

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okay, this is a weird problem. I can use my internet just fine except for two specific web-sites (that I know of) that crash when I try to access them. those two websites are: and when I type them into the search bar, I get this:

This webpage is not available
Google Chrome could not load the webpage because took too long to respond. The website may be down, or you may be experiencing issues with your Internet connection.

I know it's not the website because other people I know can access them just fine.

but there is an even stranger problem. When I do a google search in the URL bar, usually it works fine. but when I include the words "torrent" or "what" in the search, the browser crashes the same way. I can search for anything else and it works fine. But if one of those two words "torrent", or "what" is included, it crashes. what. the. hell.

Answer:Cannot access specific pages / search specific words

Hi and welcome to TSF we do not help with torrent issues it is against forum rules this thread will now be closed

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Answer:Disable a specific update or all updates for specific software

Is this any help

check post #10

Refuse driver updates in Windows 10?

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I manage a school network and would like advice on an issue with offline files.
For reasons of access to teaching specific users on specific computers need to have their files stored on their local machine.
Other users who log into the machine do not need to store their files (I don't want them to).
I also don't want the specific users to store offline files on other local machines.
Is this possible using active directory and group policy ?
How would I go about it?

Answer:Offline files specific user on specific computer

kingmatt said:

I manage a school network and would like advice on an issue with offline files.
For reasons of access to teaching specific users on specific computers need to have their files stored on their local machine.
Other users who log into the machine do not need to store their files (I don't want them to).
I also don't want the specific users to store offline files on other local machines.
Is this possible using active directory and group policy ?
How would I go about it?
MattClick to expand...
You can redirect specific users My Docs folder to a network share. Then the files will not be stored on the local machine, and you can also include that network share in your daily backup routines. As for the other users, just leave their My Docs folder set to the default path, and their files will be stored on the local machine.

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