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Question: Time to celebrate!

REDMOND, Wash. — Aug. 23, 2013 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer has decided to retire as CEO within the next 12 months, upon the completion of a process to choose his successor. In the meantime, Ballmer will continue as CEO and will lead Microsoft through the next steps of its transformation to a devices and services company that empowers people for the activities they value most.

“There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time,” Ballmer said. “We have embarked on a new strategy with a new organization and we have an amazing Senior Leadership Team. My original thoughts on timing would have had my retirement happen in the middle of our company’s transformation to a devices and services company. We need a CEO who will be here longer term for this new direction.”

The Board of Directors has appointed a special committee to direct the process. This committee is chaired by John Thompson, the board’s lead independent director, and includes Chairman of the Board Bill Gates, Chairman of the Audit Committee Chuck Noski and Chairman of the Compensation Committee Steve Luczo. The special committee is working with Heidrick & Struggles International Inc., a leading executive recruiting firm, and will consider both external and internal candidates.

“The board is committed to the effective transformation of Microsoft to a successful devices and services company,” Thompson said. “As this work continues, we are focused on selecting a new CEO to work with the company’s senior leadership team to chart the company’s course and execute on it in a highly competitive industry.”

“As a member of the succession planning committee, I’ll work closely with the other members of the board to identify a great new CEO,” said Gates. “We’re fortunate to have Steve in his role until the new CEO assumes these duties.”

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at

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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 (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Time to celebrate!

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Being together with loved ones is a heavenly feeling. They create unforgettable memories that can be cherished lifetime. But nowadays people find very less time to spare due to their hectic work schedules. It does not only take a toll on your life but also upon the relationships you share with your dearest people. Due to lack of time, you are sometimes unable to attend their special events. They are the people who need your love and togetherness and when you are continuously absent from their lives event on their special days, it make them sad. At least an effort should be made to convey your thoughts, regards, affection and wishes through a medium that make them think only of you, make them sense your presence, love and remembrance. To make your life and relation more beautiful and forever lasting has come forward the boon of online shopping sites and their wonderful range of delightful blossoms and presents. Now within a single mouse-click all you want to say will be conveyed right at the doorsteps of your dear ones in the form of magical gifts that will straight away knock the door of their hearts and sweep them off their feet with your lovely gesture and act of remembrance. Send Flowers to South Korea to deck the heart and lives of the lovely people with your pure love and affection as Blossoms, with the brightness and tenderness possess the quality to speak out the unspoken words. Maintain your budget and order for Low Cost Flowers and Gifts delivery in South Korea. Thes... Read more

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Today is also World Maths Day. So this is a good time remind you of some great free Maths resources available from Microsoft. Maths Worksheet GeneratorMicrosoft MathematicsMath add-in for Microsoft Word and OneNote.
Visit MSDN for details.

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On Monday, Microsoft Corp. announced its plans to launch Windows 10 on July 29 with global fan celebrations, joint efforts with thousands of retailers, including all Microsoft store locations, a new global advertising campaign, and a new year-long initiative to celebrate people and organizations making a difference around the world. Available for the first time as a free upgrade*, Windows 10 delivers a fast and familiar experience that is more secure and automatically up-to-date. Featuring new innovations like Cortana**, Microsoft Edge and Xbox integration, Windows 10 is the best Windows ever.

?Windows 10 was built to empower people to do great things. We are thrilled to celebrate the launch of Windows 10 with our fans,? said Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of Windows and Devices Marketing at Microsoft. ?We?ll mark the launch of Windows 10 by celebrating the people and organizations that upgrade the world every day ? and by helping them do more in their communities.?

Global launch celebrations for Windows fans

Windows fans have helped shape Windows 10, with 5 million Windows Insiders providing valuable feedback. The Windows Insiders will be the first to receive Windows 10 and are invited to join Windows 10 fan celebrations in 13 cities around the world, including Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Beijing, New Delhi, Dubai, Nairobi, Berlin, Johannesburg, Madrid, London, S?o Paulo, and New York City. Fan celebrations will offer... Read more

Answer:Microsoft to celebrate Windows 10 launch around the world on July 29

Microsoft temporarily suspends Windows 10 preview build availability ahead of RTM


The Windows 10 RTM (release to manufacturing) milestone is close at hand.

On July 13, Microsoft temporarily suspended availability of Windows 10 for PC preview builds in preparation for the upgrade process, which commences July 29.

"Windows Insiders have been the first to see our work on Windows 10 at every stage. Now you will also be the first to get a build flighted to you using the channels that we'll use for targeting and deploying to PCs for our staged rollout," said Gabe Aul, head of the Windows 10 Insider program in a July 13 update to a previous blog post.

More from Aul:"We're suspending the availability of Windows 10 builds briefly while we prepare for that (rollout), and the next build that we flight to you will be delivered using the production channels. Starting tomorrow (July 14), we will also not be delivering any additional ISOs at this point as we really need Insiders to be using, stressing, and validating our distribution and upgrade processes. We'll make ISOs available again in the future, but for now we ask you to upgrade your current build via Windows Update once the next build is released."

Microsoft temporarily suspends Windows 10 preview build availability ahead of RTM | ZDNet

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Malicious code threats celebrate bumper 2003
By John Leyden
Posted: 15/03/2004 at 12:37 GMT

Malicious code threats to privacy and confidentiality increased rapidly in the final six months of last year - up 148 per cent on the first half of 2003.

Virus writers increasingly targeted backdoors left by other attackers and worms in their attempts to spread malicious code, according to the latest edition of Symantec's Internet Security Threat Report. Blended threats - like Blaster, Welchia and SoBig-F - make up 54 per cent of Symantec’s top ten risks for 2H2003. More recently, the Doomjuice and Deadhat blended threats both exploited the backdoor left by MyDoom in January this year.

Older threats compromised confidentiality by exporting random documents. More recent viruses and blended threats also extract passwords, decryption keys and logged keystrokes.

Symantec chronicled 2,636 new vulnerabilities during 2003 - an average of seven new flaws a day – 70 per cent of which it categorises as easily exploitable. The number of vulnerabilities logged in 2003 is up just two per cent from 2002 compared to a leap of 81 per cent between 2001 and 2002.

Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report (published today) reveals that almost one third of all attacking systems targeted the vulnerability exploited by Blaster and its successors. Older worms also continue to spread thanks to the continued availability of unpatched systems needed to sustain them.

"Attackers require n... Read more

Answer:Malicious code threats celebrate bumper 2003

Cheers !!

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Hello, folks.

I'd just like to say that I have been coming here for quite some time and never even needed to make a single post because you had all the answers waiting for me, and I should thank you all a great deal for that. One of the finest communities on the web, and I'm proud to say I've linked at least a couple of dozen people to these boards, if not more. They all have recieved great help as well.

This time, however, I don't think I am capable of helping myself, and I think I require the assistance of a pro. I myself, while having been able to help myself before, really have very little knowledge of this stuff. Now, I did almost everything in the READ ME AND RUN ME FIRST thread, a few things I was not able to do. I think I know which malware problems I have, I am just unsure of how to rid myself of them, and I'd rather not take a chance and delete something important.

Anyway, I have attached my HiJack This log file, hopefully someone can find the time to help me as this site has many many times before.

Thanks, all the best...


Answer:Long time reader, first time poster...Big time problem...

I need the logs from the two online scans listed in the READ ME.

6: Online Virus And Trojan Scanning

Please run the below two online scanning tools and make sure you save and attach the logs later to any request for help that you post. From step 5 you should already be in safe mode but you will need to reconnect your cable now and possibly reboot and choose Safe Mode with Networking Support. If you cannot connect in safe mode for any reason (like dial-up users), run the online scanners in normal boot mode. You will need to use Internet Explorer to run these online scans.


Bitdefender agree to the license and then select Scan. Once Bitdefender completes the scan:

Click-on Click here to view the report

When the window comes up with the report. Click File, Save As.... and then change the Save as type to Text File (*.txt)

Change the file name to something short like bdscan1.txt

Then save it to your Desktop or anywhere else you can find it to upload here as an attachment.

Post the bdscan1.txt file as an ATTACHMENT.

Panda ActiveScan It will only fix certain viruses and trojans. Most items found will not be fixed. When it finishes the scan click on See Report . Then in the next window click Save Report. The default report name is Activescan.txt. Just save it where you can find it so you can attach to your message when you begin a thread with a request for help.

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It's critical that my PC keeps the exact time as I record TV shows on it so just a few seconds off one way or the other will make me miss the start or end of my shows.

I found it was drifting off too much between syncs so I found a program that lets me set it to sync daily, however it seems like most of the time it gets the time completely wrong, often as much as 30-90 seconds off. I did notice that when syncing manually in the time settings it normally gets the right time each time, so I don't know why the scheduled syncs get the wrong time.

I did try several of the time servers with the same results.

Is there just no way to get the Windows time sync to work properly and if not are there free third party programs that can do it reliably?


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I am using Nokia Lumia 720. The results are the best so far.
However today I started facing following issue.
It is giving me the message 'Slide down to power off' automatically in regular intervals without clicking any button.
When I slide down it should shut down and stay shut down till I start again, however it is restarting automatically and again flashing the same message.
The middle button is not working for me.
Can anyone please advice me what can be the solution for this ?
Aaswad Waghmare

Answer:Nokia Lumia 720 Automatically giving message time to time 'Slide down to power off'

Seems like the power button is stuck. If your phone is still under warranty, send it for repair. If not, try removing the battery cover. then turn on the phone without the cover installed.

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I have written the TOC code and some other functions in while loop. When i execute the forms each time , the output will get generate and it will be in pdf format. And each time one TOC page also gets generate. How can i have only one TOC page and it should get update when forms are executed(TOC contains form names and page number). TOC is table of content in tcpdf.

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I am the owner of the company and the closest thing we have to an adminstrator. My desktop is running slow, internet is very slow and keystrokes are delayed quite often. The keyboard is wired so I know it is not a battery situation. I have run virus scans until I am blue in the face, it has not fixed the problem. I had an IT tech install SYmantec ENdpoint about two years agao and it seems that has been causing problems as well. I have tried to remove Endpoint protection from the desktops and network server but it will not fully uninstall. I do not know if that is part of the problem. Attached is the DDS log and Gmer log.

Please help.

Answer:Computer is slow, keystrokes are delayed, internet is sl0w and redirects from time to time.

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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If I am in the wrong forum, please let me know.

About a month after I started using it, the Say the Time clock program I bought stopped launching the management menu when I right click the date/time field in the task tray (notification area).

Therefore, I can't use or edit the program.

Neither the touchpad nor the cordless mouse works.

Other than this problem, my computer works great. Every single item that's meant to be right clicked works for me.

Is there a way I can generate a log to show the software manufacturer (Provenio) that it's their problem and not mine?

I am a novice user but I can follow instructions.

However, I don't want to put my computer at risk if I make an entry error.

Or is it obvious that it's a software problem?

I've been using computers for 18 years and I've never had this problem until I bought this software and used it for about a month.

I just wanted a conclusive way of putting the ball back in the manufacturer's court.

Thanks for any suggestions.


Answer:Say the Time Date/Time Field in Task Tray Doesn't Launch Menu

You can use VEW by Vino Rosso
and save it to your desktop

Double click it to start it Note: If running Windows Vista or Windows 7 you will need to right click the file and select Run as administrator and click Continue or Allow at the User Account Control Prompt.

Click the check boxes next to Application and System located under Select log to query on the upper left

Under Select type to list on the right click the boxes next to Error and Warning Note: If running Windows Vista or Windows 7 also click the box next to Critical (not XP).

Under Number or date of events select Number of events and type 20 in the box next to 1 to 20 and click Run
Once it finishes it will display a log file in notepad

Please copy and paste its entire contents into your next reply

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I have problems with the boot time and shut down time of my Thinpad Edge. It takes about 30 seconds (the loading screen) after I log in using password until the desktop appears. And then everytime I shut down the computer, it keeps showing the "waiting for background program to close" screen but there aren't any program listed in the screen. Does anyone know how to improve this?

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 14 experiencing slow boot time and shut down time

hey nitefury,did you install any new software or run and anti-virus programs ? There are some software that takes system resources but wont show at the "waiting for the background program to close" section.also check if you have any application that "runs when windows starts"

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Automatic date and time was incorrectly displayed so we changed it manually to correct date and time and power cycled the device off and on and the date and time again is incorrect.

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in Win 8.1, I made the background change to every 10 seconds. (I get board easy).
The time limit of the Slideshow for Backgrounds on the lowest setting in Win 10 is 1 minute.
I want to reduce this. can I change it in System 32 ? or device manager or system.ini ?
and do I have to go in as the Administrator to do so ?

Answer:How can I reduce the background time to 10 seconds from the 1 minute time limit Win 10 offers?

How to set Slideshow to every 10 seconds and enable shuffle in Windows 10 | Windows Central

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My Satellite P750 always shuts down on the first start up each day, but the 2nd start up works fine and no other problems..

I press the start up button and it runs for maybe 10-20 seconds then shuts down.. it does this both on battery or on mains power..

If I try to start again after this, it starts up fine.. sometimes it gives the option to boot in safe mode, or to run startup repair, but it always start up fine and runs normally..

I have tried start up repair when the option was given, and it makes no difference as the next day it does the same thing again..

Any advice much appreciated, and Im a little concerned that one day it wont start up second time..

The laptop is only about 6 months old, and otherwise runs great..


Answer:Satellite P750 shuts down on start up 1st time but then works fine 2nd time


Recovery the notebook back to factory settings,.
Are you using the Win 8 or Win 7 system?

Usually the Win 7 notebooks supports an HDD recovery by pressing F8 -> Repair my Computer -> HDD recovery.

If the same problem will appear straight after the system has been recovered, I presume there is an hardware problem and an service technician should check the hardware parts.

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From time to time the LCD went black and recover after seconds. Vista message: "Display driver stopped responding and has recovered."Display driver igfx stopped responding and has successfully recovered.  Anyone has similar thing? I'm worrying maybe one day it will not come back. Message Edited by legendbb on 07-04-2009 06:42 AM

X1, T520, T61p, T60, X61t, T40

Answer:X61 Tablet "Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered" from time to time.

Just had this the other day. So far it has always recovered. I haven't found any systematics in when this happens. -Joe

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hey guys,

i just bought a new M-Audio Audiophile 2496 soundcard to enjoy great sound in a foobar2000 + flac combination.

i've successfully installed the Vista 32bit drivers in compatibility mode and everything worked fine until then.

after starting to listen to music, i've experienced that from time to time (doesn't matter if i do something with the PC or just leave it there only playing music) the sound starts hanging (and it sounds like stuttering) for 1-3 seconds. then it comes back to normal...and a few minutes later it happens again. it's VERY annoying...

tried playing with WMP (wasn't happy about it) but the same happens.
tried vista 64bit drivers but couldn't install them. tried old Windows XP SP2 drivers, installed fine but no sound.

any1 got any ideas?
am i the only one who has this issue? did i buy a broken soundcard?

please help.

thanx alot in advance

Answer:M-Audio Audiophile 2496 sound hanging/stuttering from time to time

m-audio are not very 'windows' friendly. they really haven't released a decent driver for xp x64 yet, let alone vista. great cards for linux and apple though, and xp 32bit. i wonder if any of the E-MU options in this price range would fair could always go usb/firewire gear for recording...

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Playing Skyrim runs fine for at least 30 minutes before the bsod. This has happened several times, this is the most recent crash. Zip file attached.

Answer:BSOD playing Skyrim, 1000007E this time. New crash code each time

The latest BSOD was caused by the Linksys AE2500 driver, check if there's a newer version available.

fffff880`06040000 fffff880`06177000 AE2500w764 Tue Mar 29 02:22:08 2011 (4D912630)

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I just replaced my laptop motheboard. With the new motherboard, time always reset after shutdown, and sometimes the little internet icon in the bottom right corner would be invisible. So i upgraded my bios, and still have same problem. I have a LENOVO G470 with InsydeH2O BIOS. I have an image of the bios attached. Also, the bios can read the HDD.

Answer:BIOS showing invalid info, time resets every time shut down.

Did you install a CMOS battery? Is it new or used?
Check the Time zone, make sure it's correct.

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One thing that was badly missing in Windows 8 Start Screen was a clock. But now, this shortfall too has been overcomed. Dave Smits has developed a clock application for Windows 8 Start Screen ? Clock Tile. The application makes your start screen complete with a tile that displays time in a live tile and supports x86 and x64 ARM processors. It however, does not include any options for customization. Another feature that is seen as a shortfall is that the date and time appear on a small pprtion of the large tile.
Apart from this, the app is good and ready for download from the Windows Store. Remember, when launched for the first time, Clock Tile asks for your permission to run in the background.

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Outlook Calendar shows start time in the monthly view but not the end time. I have right clicked on the calendar gone to Other Settings and checkmarked "Show End Time" but the end time still does not show. How do I make the start and end time show in the monthly view?

Answer:Outlook Calendar shows start time in the monthly view but not the end time.

You did not say what version of Outlook.

I am using Outlook 2007 and note the same as you - only the start time is displayed. I note on mine, if the end time was displayed, there would be little to no room for the Subject title so for me, I would rather have the appointment title instead of the end time. I think in a crowded field (as the monthly view can be) that is best for most people.

I don't see a fix for you. However, for a workaround, with Outlook being in "focus", if you hover over the appointment with your mouse, then the stop time is also displayed in a bubble.

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Hi! I have put a "Total Time" field in a form to calculate the difference in minutes from the "Start Time" to the "End Time". I was worried about getting the incorrect time span when the time crossed over midnight. Well, I got that part right, but when I enter times in the same day (1:15pm-1:30pm) it gives me the time difference PLUS 1440 minutes. Please tell me what I need to do to fix this! Thank you!

Total Time:
=DateDiff("n",[Date]-IIf(1-[Start Time]>[End Time],0,1)+[Start Time],[Date]+IIf(1-[Start Time]>[End Time],1,0)+[End Time])

Answer:Solved: Start Time End Time Difference in Microsoft Access 2000

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Satellite A100-192 PSAA9 with ATI X1600 video card.

Despite the fact that I have installed the most recent driver from the Toshiba support site, display darkens (turns off) from time to time with no apparent reason.

I turn off the computer by pushing the on button for several seconds.

When I turn the computer on, the display is still dark although computer boots.

Only after I take the computer battery off and on again and then turn the computer on, the display is OK.

I haven't been able to find out whether it's a hardware or software issue.

Computer is one and a half years old.

I wanted to find out whether anybody has had such an experience before I take the computer to the service center.

Answer:Satellite A100-192 PSAA9: display stills black from time to time

Do you use the Toshiba original preinstalled factory image??

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I noticed the time on my phone was about 3 hours later. So in my settings I did the time manually to correct this. Since then when I receive text messages it shows as being hours in front now when we have not got there. E.g. Received a txt today showing time as 19.20 when actually I just sent a reply @the correct time of 16.37.
How do I get the texts received to show as the current time?

Answer:When I receive texts on my Nokia lumina 635 the time is showing as 3hours later than the time. Why?

Check your time zone settings.

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I've been using Webroot Anti-virus with Spy Sweeper but am looking to change as viruses have recently crippled my computer.

I am interested in using Avast and malwarebytes. Can they both be used for real time protection or would they conflict with each other (and/or take up too much resources)? I am looking at getting the paid version of malwearebytes for real time protection.

Would running only one of these programs as real time protection sufficiently protect my computer from virusues, malware and spyware or would using only one leave me vulnerable?

Thanks for any insight here.

Answer:Is it a good idea to run Avast and malwarebytes (real time protection) at the same time?

I see you have an open log topic here: finish up there with m0le before making any changes to your system not called for by m0le.But to answer your question, I highly recommend Avast. As for MBAM, I use the free version for on demand scans. Read this:The full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware includes the ability to schedule updates and provides a real-time malware protection module that stops malicious processes before they can infect your computer. The Protection Module is not intrusive as it utilizes few system resources and should not conflict with other scanners or anti-virus programs. Keep in mind that Malwarebytes does not act as a real-time protection scanner for every file like an anti-virus program so it is intended to be a supplement, not a substitute. Those who purchase the full version receive a license key via email which includes a lifetime of free upgrades and support. For corporate and business customers, annual licenses are required.Also:Choosing a security toolkit with anti-virus, firewall and anti-malware programs is a matter of personal preference, your technical ability and experience, features offered, the amount of resources utilized, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system. A particular combination that works well for one person may not work as well for anot... Read more

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it happens time to time and is usually when i open adobe photoshop,aftereffects. Also i cannot seem to open any kind of games on my new computer like fifa 13 ,nfs etc. I have an i7 3770 and 8 gb ddr3 corsair RAM with 1 tb hdd and motherboard is msi B75MA-P45 and geforce gtx560 for graphics card. my FSB: DRAM reads 1:6 on cpuz, does this have anything to do with the blue screen ? should i do anything in the BIOS settings ?

Answer:New built computer bsod's time to time.stop error 0x000000a

Hello Sonam.

Nice configuration. But it is the display driver that caused here.

fffff880`0a48fb88 fffff880`0ffb47c9Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
What I have seen, the October edition is somehow problematic on a lot of machines. So I would suggest you to do what I did myself.....
Uninstall nVidia display driver using Driver Fusion , and then install an older version which was stable there.

And, you should install Service Pack 1.

Let us know the results.

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Has anybody else experienced this problem?

I open Event Viewer - "Admin View" to see what Errors/Warnings are there and in the column - Date and Time only the date is showing. Same goes for all the other views.
The "Time" element seems to have completely disappeared.

Any idea where its gone........... and more importantly, how to get it back?


Answer:Time stamp missing from Date and Time column - Event Viewer

Problem solved - but - I don't know why.

Solution:- I changed the Date/Time format from UK to US, opened Event Viewer and it was as it should be. Date & Time showing.
I then changed format back to UK, opened Event Viewer and , as above, the Time was back up.

If anybody knows what had happened I would be most interested.

My thanks to Bill............. from another site for helping me out with this one.

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Dear All,

I hope you can help. Recently bought a new LaCie Wireless Space.
I am connected to it as a wi-fi router to get onto the internet.
However, my Time Machine software will not recognise it as a time capsule.
If I search for it in Airport Utility I a message that says "Airport Utility was unable to find any Airport wireless device" etc etc. Yet I am currently connected to it on wi-fi.

Also, if I open Time Machine and "select backup disk" the following appears:
MyShare on "WirelessSpace (Time Machine)"
OpenShare on "WirelessSpace (Time Machine)"

But on selecting either of them the following message appears:
Time Machine can't access the backup disk "MyShare". (or "OpenShare")
The operation couldn’t be completed. (OSStatus error 5.)

Finally, if I go into my Disk Utilities , there is no LaCie Wireless Space icon in the left column
However, there is a Wireless Sace (Time Machine) icon under the "Shared" column when I click on the computers hard drive icon on the desktop, BUT is states "Connection Failed"

I really have no idea where else to look and what else to do - other than contact LaCie - but they have not got back to me now for 3 days.

Any ideas????

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Moving between UK and Europe there is a 1 hour time difference. Previous phones get the local time from the network - not the 640!!!
Stuck on UK time is quite embarrassing turning up for a meeting 1 hour late.
Have checked the phone settings - automatically detect is selected in Time / Date area.
Anyone able to help?

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Not sure if any one has already posted this and got T400 has a strange issue. it takes a lot time in pre-boot... a cursor blinks on the top left corner for 5+ minutes and then loads the 'Windows loading...' screen for about another 5 mins and finally shows the windows logon screen. Additionaly, when i hit shutdown, i am fine. if i hit restart - i am sitting there for ever.  my laptop has 8GB RAM + 256 GB SSD + Windows 7 Ultimate x64. 

Answer:T400 boot time takes long time & has issue with restart

Srini shared the following observation via twitter... perhaps the community can help?
@lenovoforums my T400 takes 10mins to boot; and doesnt restart properly. looks like a famous issue every one has out there #lenovo #thinkpad

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Avast Anti-Virus prevents to send emails time to time, it occurred on a computer in my home network, and then on the other one. This Avast does not issue any messages, just emails remain in the Outbox and do not
appear in Sent items.
I know three ways to send emails in this situation. All this three ways are bad.
  1) Exclusion of scanning outgoing emails in the avast settings. This is bad, since sending emails goes unchecked.

  2) Exclusion of checking port 80 in the avast settings. I found it here -  There is explanation there, why it is bad.

  3) Restart of the computer, just after restarting outgoing emails go normally.
My post app is Live Mail 2012 (Build 16.4.3528.0331). 
Can somebody explain this? 

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Hi there! I'm running windows xp home on an hp pavilion a400n, although I'm not sure that matters. I also use Firefox as my default browser.

I've downloaded a Google gadget, the calendar, to my desktop. I use the google calendar as my primary appointment book.

The problem is that the time in my calendar gadget and the time in my actual calendar aren't matching. I enter an appointment into my calendar, and then refresh my calendar gadget to see the updates, and the times on the gadget are on hour earlier than the actual calendar.

In trying to figure out what's happening, I also noticed that the timestamps on my messages, incoming and outgoing, are the same time frame off. When a message comes in or goes out, it immediately shows that it's an hour old.

I went in and made sure the operating system clock and the google gadget clock are on the same time and showing the same DST settings. But I'm still having the same problem.

Is there another clock setting I'm missing?

Help, please!


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Hello. Here is my issue short and sweet.

When I use ANY of the web based emails (Yahoo, Gmail, Comcast) on computer A, all of my emails are stamped an hour earlier than real time. By real time, I mean the clock on the computer AND the analog tick-tock clock on my kitchen wall. Both display the correct time accurately.

When I use ANY of the web based emails (Yahoo, Gmail, Comcast) on computer B (or C or D), all of my emails are stamped with real/correct time that matches my kitchen and computer. These computers ALSO reflect correct time.

With either computer, any file created or saved has a date and time stamp that is correct and reflects real time. Whether saved with a web app, a windows app or a cmd line app.

On all computers my time zone is set correctly. The "adjust for DST" box is checked. I also ran TZEDIT to confirm that my DST dates are correct.

One revelation (and I believe herein lies the key). If I look on computer A at the bottom of the "Date and Time Properties box: the current time zone says : Eastern *STANDARD* time. If I look at computers B, C or D. The "Date and Time Properties box says: current time zone: Eastern *DAYLIGHT* time. I can not find any way to change the "STANDARD" to "DAYLIGHT".

Now for the big question. How is this resolved?

Thank you.

PS. As mentioned in other posts, Adjusting the clock on computer A an hour ahead resolves the email issue, but now any file created or modified has the incorrec... Read more

Answer:Web based email Time zone issue wrong time stamp

Double click your clock, click on "Timezone" tab and tick the box for 'Daylight savings'. If need be adjust your timezone from there.

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Hi All,

I imported a text file into the Access but I got Type Conversion Failure Error. All the errors are in the Time Stamp fields. I tried changing the format of but provided options lets me select only date/time
format there is no way I can change the format to long time while converting my imported file. I am getting an additional error file which consists of Type Conversion Failure Error the column name & the row number. How do I change it  to only get
recognized s a time stamp field.

Please help me out in this.



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Hello everybody, Can help anyone to resolve my problem.I have an Thinkpad W520 (42823FG), BIOS 8BET60WW 1.4        When I disconect AC power and remove battery and connect again, I see this message on screen:"Real Time Clock Error - Check Date and Time settings, System CMOS Checksum badPress Esc to continue or F1 to enter Setup" Is this a system board problem or CMOS battery problem ? Thank you 

Answer:Real Time Clock Error - Check Date and Time settings, System CMOS Checksum bad

Hello and welcome,
It's probably (hopefully) just the CMOS battery.  The easiest way to find out is to just replace that battery.
Page 85 of the Hardware Maintenance Manual:
Hardware Maintenance Manual
Here's an example of the battery.  I'm not recommending (or not) this vendor:

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When I start the computer up, the Windows Boot Manager screen comes on. I press enter, but every time the desktop comes up, the icons have rearranged themselves to be as close to the left hand side of the screen as possible. Also, the computer is chucking me out of games sometimes, when before they didnt. Could I be infected?

This is the first post I have done on this forum, so if I have done something wrong, please let me know. Thanks

Answer:Windows Boot Manager comes up every time I turn on the computer, Icons re-arrange themselves on desktop every time i start up t...

Hello. Have I done something wrong in my posting? Please let me know if I have. It has now been over 48 hours since I asked my question. Has anyone ever had this problem before or am I over-reacting.


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I have a 4 year old computer that runs perfectly, except when I turn it off at night and then back on the next day, I loose a few hours on the time date at bottom of screen. I ajust each time I use it but the same thing happens each time I turn it off. Could it be the clock battery or ? My operating system is Windows XP Home
Thanks Lc

Answer:Windows XP time/date clock looses time after shut down.

Welcome to TSG...A bad CMOS battery will cause your machine to lose time. If the system is four years old, you're eligible for that issue...also, if the system has spent any lengthy amount of time (weeks or more) unplugged from AC power, it's more likely to happen.

Next reboot (after leaving it overnight), enter BIOS (setup) and see if the time there is slipping as well.

The battery itself (if that's what's bad) is cheap to replace...less than five bucks.

Please give us some specs on the hardware-make, model, etc.-and we can help you with battery replacement instructions.

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I am running XP Home SP3 on an Asus 1005HA netbook

Every time I boot up I get a message to say that either I can press F1 to enter setup to set date/time or press F2 to load default values

If I choose F1 and enter the correct date/time and press F10 to save and exit - XP then starts up normally but the next time I boot up, the same problem occurs.

[If I select F2, then XP loads normally]

What can I do to fix this?

Thanks for any help in advance

Answer:Solved: CMOS Set date/time message every time I boot up

Your motherboard battery is dead. You can get a new one at any drug store for about $5.

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

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Hi, this is my first post here and I could really use some help.

at some point in time while trying to de-spyware my laptop, it stopped running and reboot itself. When it got to the logon window it gave me no option to login, just a blue screen with the windows xp logo:

any ideas how to get around this? thanks!

Answer:long time viewer, first time poster. XP startup problem...

Hello Jason and Welcome to TSF

Sorry to hear about your situation. What program were you using to clean out the spyware?

Can you boot into Safe Mode ? (By repeatedly tapping the F8 key until the menu appears)

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I have been experiencing bluee screens of death in the last 9 months.
Sometime , at 3-4 days it just happens , randomly.
I hope you guys can help me.
System specs :

Intel Quad Core 2.5 GHZ
OS : Windows 7 x64 Ultimate full

The age of the system is about 2 years except for 4 gb ram and the video card which have been added last year.
the OS was installed when I added the parts above , so it's 1 year old.
The BSOD happens even if I am in a game , or on desktop , or in messenger.

I am attaching the file with the dumps and the health report to this thread.

Thank you

Answer:Random BSOD , from time to time , during normal daily activity!

the desktop window manager is crashing.
Are you using any custom themes or shells?

I do notice one problem you have though. You have the old Asus utility driver.
This needs to be replaced as it's a known trouble maker in windows 7.
I happen to have an asus board myself.
the new copy of the file will be attached here.
Manually overwriting the old one will work (I did it on my own system)
however, you will need to boot Safe Mode and locate ASACPI.sys
by navigating to c:\windows\system32\drivers
and overwrite the copy of the file there with the one I'm providing.
Then reboot normally.
This will solve that issue at least.
If the problem generally happens when the computer is entering a low power state, this would definitely be the cause of your problems.

Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!HmgLockEx+a3 )

Followup: MachineOwner

3: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

An exception happened while executing a system service routine.
Arg1: 00000000c0000005, Exception code that caused the bugcheck
Arg2: fffff96000144613, Address o... Read more

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I have quite a conundrum. My Outlook calendar is set to a start time of 7am to and end time of 3pm Monday through Friday. I have turned on auto accept meetings and turned on auto decline conflicting meetings. This all works great. It has declined and added new meetings and all is working wonderfully.... EXCEPT one MAJOR issue.

The auto accept accepts during times that are not my standard work hours. If I set a start time of 7am and an end time of 3pm why is my Outlook accepting meetings at 12pm and 8pm and on weekends?

Answer:Outlook 2007 autoaccept meeting only during start time to end time.

*bump* still can't find a solution.

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

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

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

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So I recently have had the problem of my computers cpu spiking, I looked at some things and monitored the task manager/process explorer and saw that services.exe, Mcshield.exe, svchost.exe and sometimes even chrome, but this only started yesterday and I have had this computer for around 3 years now. Anything that would help me solve this problem would be greatly appreciated, because I am stumped.

Answer:CPU Spiking, causing freezing and choppy audio from time to time.

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scr... Read more

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I have a Satellite U200 and under Vista flashcards crashes from time to time. Anybody else with this problem? It is starting to get on my nerves now...

Answer:Flashcard crashes from time to time under Vista with a Satellite U200

what kind of flash card? sd/memory stick? and what do you mean by crashes? does windows crash with a blue screen, or does it error in explorer?

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Hi folks,

In power options you can switch off the monitor only by time idle. I would like to be able to set a time of day. I can't see an inbuilt way of doing this, so does anyone know of a good application which will allow me to do this?

Thanks in advance,

Answer:Solved: VISTA - need an app to set power options by time, not idle-time

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Dear all,

I spilt some water on my laptop a few days ago but fortunately it's completely dried out and working perfectly.... apart from this minor (but important) issue. I would appreciate your help.

Problem: the system time does not stay correct. Even after manually updating the BIOS time and also even after manually syncing it with the various servers available under the time options.

Fix: set the internet time sync interval to every minute rather than its default setting? How do I do this?

Much appreciated.

P.S. This couldn't be a CMOS battery issue surely because even when the system is on and plugged in the system time still deviates from correct. (I assume the CMOS battery is only used when the system is powered off.) If I need it replaced, how does that sit with my Dell hardware warranty?

Answer:System Time not kept correctly after having manually changed BIOS time

Quote: Originally Posted by dell1545

Dear all,

I spilt some water on my laptop a few days ago but fortunately it's completely dried out and working perfectly.... apart from this minor (but important) issue. I would appreciate your help.

Problem: the system time does not stay correct. Even after manually updating the BIOS time and also even after manually syncing it with the various servers available under the time options.

Fix: set the internet time sync interval to every minute rather than its default setting? How do I do this?

Much appreciated.

P.S. This couldn't be a CMOS battery issue surely because even when the system is on and plugged in the system time still deviates from correct. (I assume the CMOS battery is only used when the system is powered off.) If I need it replaced, how does that sit with my Dell hardware warranty?

For right now, lets just try to update your time. To do this, click on the clock in the bottom right. Then, click on change date and time settings. In the window that comes up, go to the top and click on the tab titled Internet Time. Then, click on change settings. Click on update now in the windows that pops up.

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Okay, so everytime I run Chkdsk it always finds errors on the disk. I am unsure why, but if I run chkdsk back to back, it will keep constantly find new errors every time. Also, the Chkdsk takes about 2 and a half hours to complete, and always gets stuck at 10% for most of that time. [I run Chkdsk /f /r, it reboots the computer and runs]

This is what I have tried so far:
1) Running SFC /SCANNOW. It has fixed errors in the past used alongwith DISM. I just ran SFC again to be sure, no errors found.
2) Checking computer for malware. I have Malwarebytes Pro and Bitdefender Pro. I seriously doubt malware caused this since I have at most found 5 minor threats on my computer in the past year. Just to be sure, I ran a few scans in safe mode with Malwarebytes, and Hitman Pro, etc. All clean.

More Info on my problem:
The reason why I found out about the Chkdsk problem is because my computer has started booting up slow. About 2 weeks ago my computer would take 10 seconds to go from POST to login screen. Now it takes over 75 seconds [With Windows 8 Fast Start up Enabled]. I began investigating why, with no apparent reason. No big start up items, nothing running at start up that shouldn't be there.

Lately, I have been reading Errors and Warnings in Event Viewer as an idea to figure if anything was wrong. I have dealt with a few errors individually, but no improvement.

Here is some Info on programs I use on my computer.
1) Malwarebytes PRO [In Startup]
2) Bitdefender Total Security 2015... Read more

Answer:Chkdsk finds errors every time I run it [Slow Boot Time]

What make of hard drive? Best to run their drive checking tool if they have one. Does SMART show anything bad especially high reallocated sector count?

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Hi,I need to calculate the difference in working days / hours between 2 date / time stamps.Some simple example data which spans a weekend.01/07/2016 18:0004/07/2016 09:30(Working hours are 08:30-17:00 Monday - Friday)In this example the first date / time stamp is when an email was recieved (out of hours) and the second is when the email was replied to (1 hour into workiing hours) So the formula should return 00:01:00:00 (dd:hh:mm:ss)Thank you for your help!!

Answer:Calculating working time between 2 date/time stamps in Excel

It's a rather lengthy formula and needs explanation, so see here: you have further questions, please ask.MIKE

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Each time I turn on my computer and as it is boots up it will delay for a time with a line that reads something like ...Automatic IDE Configuration.... and then a message that my date and time are incorrect. The date goes back to Nov. 2003. Once I correct the date, time and year things seem to perform ok. Any suggestions on how to correct this problem would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Computer date, time and year change each time I boot up

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Hello, While I work with battery, my T410 screen is suddenly dimmed for several seconds and then it lights as before. This happened every ~10 minutes. What is the problem? Regards,Uriel

Answer:T410 - The screen is dimmed from time to time, while working on batteries

See if solves the problem.

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Hello, i just registered to this forum. I upgraded my hardware from AMD AM2+ platform to AMD AM3+, so basicly i changed my motherboard and memory( Asus M5A9, kingston 1333 4x4Gb), everything else is the same - CPU- AMD Phenom X6 1055, GPU- Gigabyte HD5830, OLD HDD (more than 3 years im sure, mb 5years) Seagate Sata 500GB. My previous system which was Gigabyte AM2+ MA790GX+Apacer 800mhz 8Gb DDR2 was fine and no BSODs ever.
Oh and becouse i have an IDE dvd and cdrom devices i bought PCI/ide adapter. Havent put the driver for it yet .

The thing is that i use the old OS, ussualy i do backup of my data and put it on an external HDD and than i format the HDD and put the fresh OS with all the drivers. So i feal that it might be of a drivers conflict of somesort, ive researched forums and ppl say that mb increase the voltage for the memory becouse all slots are filled but i never touched the voltage settings so i dont know how the memory voltage even called .
Ive done tests i did use OCCT linpack for 30 mins and it was stable and fine, use my 3d graphics app's to fill all the ram and under huge lag it still worked fine and no BSOD after.
BSOD happened id say more in idle times: surfing the web in google chrome i had few unusual messages about something cannot allocate memory 3 times in 2 mins and than finaly BSOD'd. Second time i had a strange issue - no sound again after 8-10 hours of fine work, i clicked on realtek driver and it said failed to :something: the device and in... Read more

Answer:BSOD BugCheck 1000007E occurs time to time (not under load), need help

Quote: Originally Posted by MasterChief89

Hello, i just registered to this forum. I upgraded my hardware from AMD AM2+ platform to AMD AM3+, so basicly i changed my motherboard and memory( Asus M5A9, kingston 1333 4x4Gb), everything else is the same - CPU- AMD Phenom X6 1055, GPU- Gigabyte HD5830, OLD HDD (more than 3 years im sure, mb 5years) Seagate Sata 500GB. My previous system which was Gigabyte AM2+ MA790GX+Apacer 800mhz 8Gb DDR2 was fine and no BSODs ever.
Oh and becouse i have an IDE dvd and cdrom devices i bought PCI/ide adapter. Havent put the driver for it yet .

The thing is that i use the old OS, ussualy i do backup of my data and put it on an external HDD and than i format the HDD and put the fresh OS with all the drivers. So i feal that it might be of a drivers conflict of somesort, ive researched forums and ppl say that mb increase the voltage for the memory becouse all slots are filled but i never touched the voltage settings so i dont know how the memory voltage even called .
Ive done tests i did use OCCT linpack for 30 mins and it was stable and fine, use my 3d graphics app's to fill all the ram and under huge lag it still worked fine and no BSOD after.
BSOD happened id say more in idle times: surfing the web in google chrome i had few unusual messages about something cannot allocate memory 3 times in 2 mins and than finaly BSOD'd. Second time i had a strange issue - no sound again after 8-10 hours of fine work, i cli... Read more

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I have problem with my laptop.
From time to time the display dimmed for a few seconds and restore again.
It does not matter laptop runs on batterie or is plugged.

Can somebody give me an advise?

Answer:Satellite R630-144: From time to time display dimmed for a few seconds


Theoretically it could be only a software issue; for example display driver starts to do some strange things? in such case I would recommend updating or reinstalling the display driver to check if this could helps?

But it could be also an hardware problem; FL-inverter
FL inverter is a small part which controls the backlight so theoretically it could be also an FL inverter malfunction? but this is just my guess
This should be checked by an technician to get more info.

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When I boot my computer, it freezes with a blank, black screen. This happens after the black Windows XP loading screen appears. At this point I have to turn off the computer manually by pressing the on/off button and then try again. It comes up with the screen asking for Safe Mode/With Networking/Last Known Good Configuration etc. The computer usually always works and loads perfectly after this (I have tried both Last Known Good Configuration and Start Windows Normally several times, but I still get the same problem. I don't know why my computer never works the first time but usually works the second or third time, after I turn it off. By the way, this problem also occurs when I restart the computer.Hope this is enough information and that you can help me. Thanks.BTW my computer:Dell Dimension 5150 Pentium 4 HT1GB Ram hope this is enoughI'm new to this forum thing... but I know a fair deal about computers (I think!)

Answer:Computer Freezes During Startup 1st time. Works 2nd/3rd time after turning off.

ok when did this start??have you made any changes to the computer?? hardware software?what protections do you have? antivirus anti-spyware etc.unlovedwarrior

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i bought a y410 on thanksgiving. it has been giving problems since then. i gifted it to someone so till now i was not able to take it back. i got it back now so was wondering if still i can take it back to the lenovo workshop or is there a way to fix this problem.i have vista on my laptop (it came with vista home, i upgraded it to vista premium)problem(s); When I unlock the computer or start it the screen comes then blinks twice and then finally comes back. During this process sometimes the volume goes away and some times the mouse pointer is hung and it does not move. Very infrequently the wireless is gone too. i have tried to get all the latest drivers from the lenovo site. Whenever something goes down and i see it in the device manager it shows the device is working properly. if you run the speaker test it says everything is working correctly and i can see the volume bar going up and down. even if i connect a external speaker this thing does not work. For mouse hanging if i re-start the computer it comes back up almost everytime but there is no such guarantee for the volume. Same for screen it always blinks no matter what. What should i do to solve this. i am very frustrated with this product to the verge that i am going to suggest this to social aliases in my company to stay away from lenovo if i do not get this fixed in the next one or two weeks. any one else seen this and know how to fix this?? thanks for help Abhi

Answer:screen blinks, speaker is off from time to time and sometimes mouse hangs

Hi, Even I am facing the similar issue since I brought Y410. Whenever I unlock system from sleep mode, Its always hangs and neither keyboard nor mouse works. So I need to restart my laptop everytime. It happened in 90% of cases. I am occasionally lucky to see my laptop recovered from sleep mode. Please help me. My configuration is Intel Core2 Duo CPU [email protected] Ghz , 2 GB RAM and 120 GB HDD and Windows Vista home Premium edition OS. Thanks in advance, Regards, Jagjit 

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Hi everyone,

I know that thread title may not be clear enough though it is exactly related to the issue I have.

The issue I'm facing lasts since years and I tried everything I could from what I gathered online to tackle it.
I used :
2 different computers (one Dell, one PackarBell)
3 different TV Tuner (2 dual, 1 single, all HD, 1 PCi and another PCI-e, 1 USB external)
Win7 x64 or x86
Clean installation or long run installation
With or without third party related software (Kodi, Win7MCServer, etc)
And I could go on like this for a long time to show how much this issue is lasting and I can't fix it. Of course, as it has been years, you could tell I have moved from houses to flats in the meantime and thus local installation doesn't seem to be part of the issue.

I checked the parameters linked to process startup, sleep mode, hardware setup and energy consumption modes, etc.
The issue
From time to time, the TV Tuner(s) in Win7MC will be advised as unavailable or signal said lost.
The fix
Most of the time I only need to run a channel scan, even interrupt it after 1% done, and go back to live TV to have it working again.
At worst reboot is necessary and even worst a brand new channel cleanup+scan.

My question
One could say that, as I already have "fixes" I could get along with it.Thing is when recordings are scheduled and do not kick in (while at night and sleeping or away from home) it is quite annoying to see when back on the HTPC that nothing happened si... Read more

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The malicious program also corrupts most of the files I download, things like CCcleaner and ComboFix can't be run as a result of that corruption. At the first stages of the infection, i noticed from various kaspersky activity logs of the malicious .dlls (\system32\poveyawi.dll, ~lazogiya.dl, ~sidenohe.dll, ~feyimupa.dll, ~lisepeyo.dll, ~samotaso.dll) that the infection began from my internet browser's temp folder, then spread. When I remove these dlls from my registry and they are re-entered within a few seconds. Initially i was directed to one of those fake anti-virus sites and asked to download an antivirus program, here are the entries before I deleted them successfully;

O1 - Hosts:
O1 - Hosts:
O1 - Hosts:
O1 - Hosts:
O1 - Hosts:
O1 - Hosts:
O1 - Hosts:
O1 - Hosts:
O1 - Hosts:

Some websites have recently become unreachable (the window just stays blank), and java is not working properly so that may be the cause of that. Obviously my windows startup is taking longer as well.

the SCxxx.exe's running are secure connect programs (or whatever they are called) required for access to my network.

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Answer:Trojan attempts to inject into all processes (every time, all the time they load)

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructio... Read more

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Hello all,

I have a rather strange problem, from the past 5-6 days, I noticed that whenever I click any icon on the desktop /start menu, my machine just sits there, uses all the resources and after about 90s-120s launches the application. The application works fine without any problem though as it used to. When I launch the same application from the Program Files folder, the application launches very quickly without any problem and without hanging the machine.

Also, it takes very long only when the bare application is clicked, to elaborate, if i click on file.txt on the desktop, it opens in notepad without any problem, if i click on Notepad icon to launch Notepad, thats when the system freezes as mentioned above. This is similar for all applications, I can launch a .fla file from the desktop and it will launch pretty quickly in flash, but if I launch the flash program by double clicking on the icon on the desktop, then I can go have breakfast before i get control of my machine :D

The strange part is that almost all of the applications have this problem of freezing the machine when the icon on the desktop is used to launch the pogram, but only IE launches quickly without any problem.

I use kaspersky anti virus and scanned the machine, did a root kit scan on my machine and nothing came up. I scanned the machine with Malaware's Anti-Malware too and nothing came up. I am not an expert but I ran a HJT scan, and glanced through it, there were no entries that were spurios.
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Answer:Applications When Launched From Desktop Take A Very Long Time And Use All Resources In That Time

Hello jacksnake,

Have you performed a disk cleanup and a defrag of the system?

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Hi everyone, recently I switched from my mini-itx board P8Z77-I to my old Z77A-GD65, since then I'm having stability issues.
My 2500k was stable at 1,32v, cooled by an H100i, my GPU is at @1200/1500, also tested and stable (7870xt), but now randomly the system hangs, with no bsod, mostly while gaming but also one time while I was using Chrome with a bunch of tabs opened, including YT; only one time I got a bsod, full report attached
Thanks in advance, Gabriel.

Answer:System Hang (mostly gaming, also 1 time using Chrome), 1 time BSOD


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I just noticed the clock on my Windows 10 tablet is running noticeably slow.
Over the last few days I've seen wrong times and done a manual sync to the time server, which sets it right again.

Now, if I bring up the calendar display, it's clear that the seconds are counting up in something like 1.25 second intervals.

Has anyone seen anything like this before?

Answer:Windows time clock running slow, losing time.

Please see this thread for possible solutions: Clock "slows down", yet is able to manually sync correctly.

Note that the OP has still not been able to fix it but it would be worth checking with him.

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Hello everyone,

For the second time within the past two weeks I've had quite an annoying problem regarding my left mouse button on my synaptics pointing device, all of a sudden the left mouse button will stop working. The right mouse button and the rest of the touchpad will work apart from being able to click the LMB function. I've had this happen once before quite a few months ago but thought nothing of it at the time. This occurs for around half a minute to sometimes a minute before returning to normal and being able to use the LMB. I am using a Lenovo Z580 if that is any help to anyone.

I have tried searching around the internet for any information regarding this problem but I have not been able to find any solution or information connected to my issue.

Thank you in advance!

Answer:Left Mouse Button - Stops working from time to time.

Hello LO mate when you click the button do you hear an audible click from inside the mouse it could be something as simple as a stuck micro switch.

Also if it is a wired one check the USB contacts too - in the plug and socket. You can clean them gently with a strip (about 5 mm with the corners rounded off) of old credit card with some lint free cloth around the end of it moistened very lightly with some alcohol

By the way just how old is the mouse?

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I have a small problem with my Portege M400 Tablet PC. The laptop is working great most of the time. Unfortunately, from time to time, the screen just turns black - or to be more specific, the screen doesn't come up again. In most cases, the screen was switched off by my power saving profile and when I try to get the screen back on (e.g. by moving the cursor or pressing a key, just as usual), the screen remains black. I can see that the computer is running and I can e.g. hibernate the computer, but even after waking up, the screen is still black. It also doesn't help to change the power profile or the output or anything - the screen just remains like this until I reboot the computer.

I have the new bios 1.80 (because of the better fan control) and I updated the Intel chipset drivers already (I had the problem before, so it is not the update of the drivers). Any idea what it could be, maybe the bios (this was the first thing I've installed after buying the laptop as I knew before the fan will be very loud otherwise).



Answer:Portege M400: Screen turns black from time to time

Hello Alex

I have found interesting Microsoft article about this issue. Please check it under

Obviously you must install Windows XP KB917332 on your unit. This should help.

Good luck!

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On the web there has been some fair amount of reporting that the P100 time clock fails to keep correct time.
Mine has been doing this for some months now.

I have tried all of the online recommendations like bios update, etc with no luck and then also to change the RTC battery.
I disassembled the laptop, (very easy when using the instructions from '') , however I found it impossible to purchase a new battery ( battery 'green with plug in leads and marked 0706).

I unplugged the battery for a couple of minutes and then plugged it back in, then re-assembled the laptop so I could use it until I could perhaps find a new battery.

HOWEVER, the time clock now works perfectly.

I remember reading on another post somewhere that temporariliy uplugging the battery fixes the problem, AND IT DOES.
If this happens again I will extend the RTC battery wires out to an easy access area under a cover where I can unplug and replug the battery in a minute or so.

Answer:Satellite Pro P100 time clock fails to keep correct time


Thanks for this info buddy.
I have also read the thread about the P100 and time clock issue.
Someone said that the ASP technician removed the CMOS battery and plugged it again.
This helped!

PS: I would not recommend disassembling the notebook even if you have found some guidelines in the internet? in my opinion the risk of damage is too high. However, it?s just my personal opinion?.

Greetings mate

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most of the time i am using my toshiba satellite pro m30 without the battery with energy from power supply system. the battery is stored somewhere outside the computer since one month the real time clock shows a wrong time, if the computer is started after a while.

i think my cmos-battery will die soon.

has someone an idea, how this cmos-battery can be changed by myself?


Answer:Satellite Pro M30 - real time clock shows a wrong time

Hi Reinhard

I agree with you. It is time to replace CMOS battery. It is not easy and the unit must be disassembled. If you are not familiar with disassembling procedure it can be dangerous. A small mistake can result with hardware damaging.

If you want to do it alone you will do it on your own risk. Be sure that you use the right battery. Maybe you will not believe me but if you use wrong battery it could cause the battery explosion or other damage.

I am not 100% sure but the RTC battery must be placed on the left side near the touch pad. If you want to make it alone please be very gently. The notebook parts are very sensible.

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Looking for a utility that will allow me to locate files created/modified/accessed using TIME from/to i want to locate those related to a specific occurance. When using just date, I get hundreds of files so would like to isolate further.

Is anyone aware of any such program? Shareware might be ok depending on cost but free is preferred. THANKS!

Answer:Solved: Freeware to find files by date and TIME? Time is the key!

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I need help writing a formula to subtract the end time of an event from the start time of the event. I have tried searching functions by asking for a formula to "subtract end time from start time" and variations on this, but keep coming up with TIME(hour,minute,second) or HOUR as the option under "select a function".  I am working in Excel 2007, and I have my times listed as "8:30:00 AM" and "1:00:00 PM" which is the time format as provided by Excel.  Here is an example of my formula:(cell A1 reads) 8:30:00 AM(cell A2 reads) 1:00:00 PMFormula:  =(A1-A2)   Answer when requested as time: ########################################Answer when requested as number:  -0.19It seems so simple, but I am so frustrated!  I need it to build an excel spreadsheet for my boss.Thank you!

Answer:Create Excel Formula to subtract end time from start time

Quote from: LadyGlenProd on June 08, 2010, 02:57:36 PMI need help writing a formula to subtract the end time of an event from the start time of the event. I have tried searching functions by asking for a formula to "subtract end time from start time" and variations on this, but keep coming up with TIME(hour,minute,second) or HOUR as the option under "select a function".  I am working in Excel 2007, and I have my times listed as "8:30:00 AM" and "1:00:00 PM" which is the time format as provided by Excel.  Here is an example of my formula:(cell A1 reads) 8:30:00 AM(cell A2 reads) 1:00:00 PMFormula:  =(A1-A2)   Answer when requested as time: ########################################Answer when requested as number:  -0.19Formula:  =ABS(A1-A2)  Format:  Formula as Time, in type 13:30, i.e. no AM or PM(Formula cell):  4:30

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It now happens for few days thatthe touchscreen is not working anymore. Logging off and logging on again helps,Disabling and re-enableing the touchdriver in the device manager helps as well I updated to the new BIOS .38 but it still appears.  What can I do to permanently fix this very annoying problem? Thanks!

Answer:Yoga 2 Pro - Touchscreen stopps working from time to time

Post a screenshot of your device manager.

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Hi all,the time on my newly purchased yoga p40 runs faster than the actual time. I did change the settings to "update time automatically through internet", but this does not work. Every day the clock on the laptop runs around 10-15 minutes faster than the real time. please help,thanks 

Answer:Yoga p40 - Time runs faster than actual time

Hi there, Fabriceknecht -  
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
I would suggest looking at your notebook BIOS page, check to make sure the clock date and time is accurate.  Also - check for updated BIOS files, then flash to newer BIOS if present. Most of the time this can work to resolve this issue, if nothing helps, it may need to be sent to a service center for hardware replacement.
Update us how it goes.
Tap that kudos button if I helped  If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! 

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Hello. I have this PC that I only want to be able to be used Under 23:00 system time. I only want to set this up for one user. So that other users wont be affected by it. And I want the PC to be usable again at 7:00 (AM) Am I able to setup something like this? And If I can how do I do it? Ps. If I have to write a .bat or something to do it, I will, if you give me a source code or tutorial how to do it :P

-Windows will be usable only between timeframe between 7AM to 23:00.

Answer:Shutdown PC automatically if the time is equal or over defined time?

See Parental Controls - Set Time Limits

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Hi all,the time on my newly purchased yoga p40 runs faster than the actual time. I did change the settings to "update time automatically through internet", but this does not work. Every day the clock on the laptop runs around 10-15 minutes faster than the real time. please help,thanks 

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Heads up. FWIW.

I was going to post a query about this but decided to update my version of Pest Patrol first.

After the upgrade, (gawd it's a slow download), I ran the new version.
It no longer finds CWS.GoogleMS.3

I am assuming it was a false positive, and it now fixed (or ignored?) by the new version.

So, if you get the above "pest", upgrade to the newest version. Bazza

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

Thank You tlh99

Answer:Solved: Time shown changed to military time

Control Panel, Regional and Language Options?

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ASUS CM6870 with Realtek ALC892 8-channel sound
Nvidia Geforce GT 620
8GB Memory

Windows 7 x64 with all updated drivers.

After reinstalling Windows 7 from scratch start getting distorted sound (like a crack sound) from time to time.
This happens with different regularity (sometimes very seldom, sometimes often, sometimes constantly).
This happens in video players(Windows Media Player, MPC-HCx64, VLC) as well as in the browser when watching flash or html5 videos. This happens with different video containers, video codecs and audio codecs. Never happened with system sounds. Installed the newest K-Lite codec pack. Did not help.

Any ideas?
Thank you

Answer:Distorted sound from time to time system wide.

Run the free DPC Latency Checker and for more in depth analysis run the free Resplendence Latency Mon.

Sounds like a Latency problem.
DPC Latency Checker

Resplendence Software - Advanced System Tools and Developer Components

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The time on my home screen is incorrect.  Instead of going back one hour, it jumped back two hours and I am unable to find a way to change it.   Any one else have this issue? Thanks.

Answer:The time on my home screen is incorrect after time change la...

Hi, Try running through the guide on the following link. Regards, DP-K

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I was trying to sync Windows time with Internet timer Server. I was following this tutorial : Time Synchronization - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

For the first option, I couldn't couldn't find the necessary options.

For the second option, I've already set my settings right.
But, still my windows 8 time was showing wrong.

I had to change my BIOS time to make the necessary change to Windows time.

So, what happened here. Can windows 8 override BIOS time? or How can I set Windows time to Internet time server even if my BIOS time is wrong.

Thank you for your help.

Answer:Synchronize windows time with internet time server.

Yes the OS can override the BIOS time. It uses UTC to update. Check your time zone in Date & Time tab, to see if that is why your time is off.

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Hello folks, I have a T430 ( 2349KEG ) with 4GB memory and 500GB harddisk which has been partitioned as C: (250GB) and D: 250GB). Running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. For many weeks now , I notice unexpalined heavy disk activity - for about 30 mnts in the morning (08:30am) and 30 mnts in the afternoon (3:30pm). The hard disk activity LED would be continuously lit and the T430 becomes very slow and unuseabel.This activity continues even if I close all my running applications. During this time if I check Task Manager -> Resource Monitor -> Disk activity , the disk is 100% . If I sort on "Read B/sec" it shows various documents and files , which are not even open on Windows. This continues for about an hour and then everything returns to normal and T430 becomes again useable. I have tried turning off indexing , defragementing C and D drives , uninsatlled Malaware program. Hard disk error checking from Windows gives no errors. I would be grateful for any tips or suggestions. Thanks in advance. Thomas  

Answer:T430 heavy disk activity from time to time

Hi,any chance laptop is infected by virus/trojan? Did you close every network and internet connection while this issue appears? Try to disable wireless devices at all.Another possible cause is an update policy for windows or some application, I mean autoupdate - check and download.

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I have Windows XP running on a machine in a store that i look after.
Last night we had an electrical issue and tested an appliance and it involved turning on and off the mains multiple times.
The computer is set to automatically turn on. Ideally we should have taken the pc off the mains.
This morning when we turned on the power we noticed it consistently kept reloading.
What happens:
System boots up
Ask what mode i want to run in
Then goes to XP splash screen followed by brief blue screen
Then return to Boot
I've tried selecting the other modes and none work.
Click here to see a video of the issue
From research it sounds like it could be hard drive issue but then i came across RAM issue? So no idea what to do.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:XP boots to XP Splash screen then reloads time and time again

Hello, and Welcome to BC
Tap F8 at boot and select "Disable AutoRestart on System Failure. What stop code does the blue screen show. It should also list a file causing the problem?

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Hi Everyone,

I hope anyone can help me with my problem with my laptop! Currently when I log onto my computer, it takes more than 5 minutes to load. I have already browsed through many threads and have minimized the number of start-up programs. It was a little better but it still wasn't like how it was before.

Also, when I want to shutdown my computer, I have to wait 10 minutes before I will hear the "Windows turning-off sound" and it will shutdown. Does anyone have any clue about how to fix this?

The computer in general appears to be running smoothly once everything is loaded into the computer except for when I want to add/remove any programs where there is a huge lag after uninstalling a program!

These problems started occurring about a couple days ago. I haven't been doing anything differently nor have I installed any new programs onto the new computer. I have scanned for viruses using Symantec Endpoint Protection (and no results) and also used CCleaner to clean everything else.

Here are my laptop specifications:

Dell Latitude ATG D630
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T9500 @ 2.60 GHz
2 GB of RAM
Operating System: Windows XP Professional Version 2002 SP3
If any help can be provided, it will be much appreciated!!

Thank you in advance!

Answer:HELP! Long boot time and shutdown/restart time!!

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Hello!My newly installed windows 8.1 on my new laptop Lenovo ThinkPad E540 I have the unfamous boot problem... ( )I've read all the stuff about hybrid shutdown and everything, tried to disable it, played with UEFI boot priority in BIOS, and when finally it seemed like FastBoot IS working, (tried it and everything went well and fast), today, when I turned on my lapop, it started, and after windows intro loading animation, it went black, and I heard like HDD stopped working (everything went silent - just like every time since I started to have this problem)...AND finally, I'm desperate...I turned my laptop off and on yesterday, just to test FastBoot, and, as I said, with no problems... but the day after, same thing happened...So - when I turn it off and start again in short time, it seems to work. But when I shut it down for example in the evening, in the morning it freezes again, have to turn it off by pressing power button and then on again, which works... It is driving me crazy..IS THERE SOMETHING TO GET IT WORK??

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Once in a while I find that the time zone moves from GMT to Pacific Time.

Has anyone any idea what would cause this, new CMOS battery fitted, which ever time zone shows the time is correct for that zone. Checked the BIOS and that also changes.

I dual boot two Win 7 installations

Thanks in advance.


Answer:Time zone random resets from GMT to Pacfic time

Are both of your Windows 7 operating system activated properly?

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howdy all,

I came in this morning from the weekend. Tried to logon but I received the following error message:
"current time on this computer and the current time on the network are different."

I checked the time on our server and it was off by about 10 minutes. I changed the local time on my machine to reflect the same time on our server but still no avail.

Is there a fix to my predicament? Do I need to have the local time be updated by our server every time I logon? Any ideas?

Thanks a bunch!


Answer:Unable to logon - Local time and network time are different

Network setup problem. See your network system administrator, unless that is you.

We use free time clock software available by download. TClockex, and others.
They set your time by reference to an atomic clock online, and you never have to worry about it.

You can also set your desktop to synchronise with the network time automatically at boot, but my memory is not what it used to be.

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It was fast this morning and it loaded right away. It is now taking a long time to load and it is very slow. I tried shutting down the computer and refreshing it and it is still doing the same thing. 

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We have a time card that has a Time In field and a Time Out field that are populated by a data merge. At the end of the row we'd like to calculate the time so we can easily add hours. I tried using this: {=SUM (E2-B2)*24} but I get a syntax error. Any one else know how to do this?

Answer:Calculating Time for Time Cards in Word 2003

Why would you want to use Word instead of a spreadsheet to do calculations? Is this some sort of a merge document? I am assuming so.

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Hi to all.
I m here again with a problem which I facing since long. when I start computer and launch FF. it takes too much time. no more then at least 50 sec to 1 minute. after start first time, if I close FF and start it again its its launch quickly. and the most funny thing is which is wonder me alot that FF itself know that and often after start FF, its says in status bar of FF that "FF taking too much time to start, to solve this problem follow the steps" (or something like that)
and FF suggest Reset firefox from FF button->Help->troubleshoot problem->reset firefox.
but this method did not solve the problem. FF updated regularly when new update available and the current version is,,,,,, 27.01.
my pc specs is in this forum.

Answer:FireFox taking too much time to launch first time after start pc.


Have a look here:

Try disabling all plugins on a temporary basis and see if Firefox starts faster.

Before trying to reinstall Firefox - backup your Firefox profile using:

MozBackup - Backup tool for Firefox and Thunderbird

Run the program and backup your current profile and save it as a .pcv file somewhere handy.

Then fully remove Firefox and either reboot or run a system cleaning product.

Reinstall Firefox and see if it boots faster. If it doesn't - it's not a problem with Firefox.

If it's okay - run MozBackup again and use it to restore the profile that you saved earlier.

Start Firefox.

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Hi all
Meet a strange problem - the fingerprint sensor works not every time but 1 from 2. Setting it normally, Windows hello exists. But when login (doesn't matter from sleep or from  boot) some times it works, some times there are no reaction at all. Had an assumption that system doesn't load all necessary drivers etc, but even after waiting a while sensor is not working.
Some times if to slide the finger several times back and forth very fast, system tells "can't recognize" and then if to move the finger normally, it works fine.
But some times nothing helps and I'm forced to press a button to go to the login page. Now the next strange ting happens every time - I've set both password and PIN login ways, and all other NB I have "remember" my choice and offer me PIN login always. But my 5450 every time offer me password as a default, so I need to choose PIN again each time.
It looks like system forgot the choice, fingerprint completely but PIN only as a default choice.
e5450 1 month old, Win 10 pro.

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i have n times tried to upload my data to save stuff to the cloud. every time the data getting uploaded up to 96% and waits for some time and message flashes out data coul not be saved. try after some time. i am using lunia n520

Answer:I am not able to save my data in back up.every time it reads 96 and says try the next time. What should I do?

check your data/internet/wi-fi connection....whatever youre using

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I have a workstation here that always sets its time an hour behind. If I manually change the time, ten minutes later it has changed back again... I don't know where this is coming from because the server has the correct time, and before someone says this, daylight savings time is correctly set so that's not the problem. net time reveals that it is (supposedly) getting the time from the server.... ???

any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks!

Answer:Time keeps changing to wrong time (1 hr behind) on a workstation.. help? (on domain)

Check your group policy. Time sync is actually a pretty important security thing.

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sbs2003 server..

it shows the right time.. daylight savings is checked. its gmt-5 eastern standard

all of the computers are manually set to gmt-5 est, with the dst checked.

I ran the net time command and got this: (this was at 5:11 pm)

Current time at \\server is 9/26/2008 4:11 PM

Local time (GMT-04:00) at \\server is 9/26/2008 5:11 PM

why is it kicking back 2 different times? and why is the right time the wrong timezone? and "current time" on the server not the time that the server is showing?

Answer:Time on server is correct, but all comptuers are an hour behind when they get time

Do the client pc's have all the DST updates applied to them?

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hello, i'm been using an HP laptop for a year now, and now i'm having this issue with my intel core i-7 5500U speed lock. sometimes it's normal, going between 2.5-2.7 GHz.. but at times and for no reason what so ever. it goes down to 0.15 GHz, yes. that low and i don't even know why, please help me if possible

Answer:my laptop's core speed is decreasing from time to time

Hi Haz,Laptops do this for power savings when the OS Doesent demand a high Prosessor speed. If you would like it to be high all the time and get better performance you can goStart Menu>Control Panel>Power Options>Then tap on High Performance and beside that press "Change Plan Settings">Then press "Change advanced power settings">Now go down to the prosessor power management section and expand it>Then goto "Minimum Prosessor State" and put it to 100% If this has helped please let me know!

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