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Countdown to Windows 7: Some Questions

Question: Countdown to Windows 7: Some Questions

i have vista ultimate and i'm leaning towards getting windows 7 ultimate full version. is there any reason why i shouldn't?

also, do you have a checklist of things to do before upgrading?

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Preferred Solution: Countdown to Windows 7: Some Questions

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

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

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

Answer: Countdown to Windows 7: Some Questions

Step 1: don't upgrade.
Step 2: Clean install.
Step 3: Just do it.

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It's 11:50pm, 28th of July and only 10 minutes until the 29th of July here in New Zealand! Do we get it first? I sure hope so :D

Answer:Countdown to Windows 10

Lucky you, it's only 3:17 PM where I am right now...

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Hi all,
Thought we could all do with a Windows 7 Countdown timer so I put one on my website- Windows 7 Countdown.
Its set to the UK for October 22nd 2009, can't wait!

Answer:Windows 7 Countdown

Cool. But what I'd really like to see is a countdown gadget for my desktop.

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SF

It is finally time. For those that don't have the RTM than you have waited almost three years for this. From this point forward we are on the final stretch to General Availability of Windows 7. In exactly 31 days from now it will be available on store shelves. Some of us are hosting parties...some of us are preparing the dreaded PC backup phase while the SF gurus are gearing up for the inflow

Either way things are about to heat up!

Answer:The Final Countdown to Windows 7 GA

Really? Parties?

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Jan 13th begins the final countdown for Windows 7.

On that date, one of Microsoft's best and most successful versions of Windows hits its official "end of mainstream support." ... the King is dead, long live the King!

This first date ... End of mainstream support ... effectively means that Microsoft will no longer offer free updates to the operating system.


What OS are you gonna run in the future?



 

Answer:Windows 7 ... the final countdown

If you're still running Windows 7, don't worry about this announcement - it's just things like service packs and extended features that are no longer released. Security fixes, etc... are still going to be rolling out for at least another 5 years .

I'm looking forward to Windows 10, that's for sure... really not keen on Windows 8.1.
 

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every once an a while windows pop up up with a message saying that its going to shutdown and it has a timer. I had win2kpro, i thought it was time to upgrade so i formatted and got winxppro but still get the message. any help?
 

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Hello,

as it says on the title, I have a small dell PC, windows xp pro, and everytime i boot up after a few minutes, it gives me a count down pop up of 50 seconds, then it shuts down, it gives me the path: C:\winnt\system32\services. is there something wrong with my services, if so which one? why is it doing this.

thanks for the help

Steven

Answer:Windows keeps restarting countdown 50 sec

Have you done a full anti-virus/spyware scan?

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System is WinXP Pro.

Popup is 2x3" on the screen, comes up about 3-15min after startup. Countdown clock is 60sec.

Popup says "The system is shutting down, please save all work in progress and log off, any unsaved changes will be lost. The shutdown was initiated by NTAuthority\system..."

The computer then restarts automatically. Can't run a virus program because there isn't enough time.

Any ideas??

Thanks!

~Kirch

Answer:Windows Security countdown popup

Hello and Welcome.

With regards to the shutdown, this should help.

Open notepad and copy/paste the text in the quotebox below into it:


Code:

@shutdown -a
Save this as fix.bat Choose to "Save type as - All Files"
It should look like this:

Each time your machine threatens to shutdown, double click on fix.bat & it shall abort the shutdown procedure. That should ease some of your current difficulties.

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less than 24hrs just cant wait so

Windows 8 Consumer preview countdown started!!!

Answer:Windows 8 Consumer preview countdown started!!!

Originally Posted by raj1402


less than 24hrs just cant wait so

Windows 8 Consumer preview countdown started!!!



Here is what I saw at Verge.






The company will hold an event at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 29th to launch the Windows 8 Consumer Preview between 3PM and 5PM (CET).



CET (Central European Time) is UTC +1 Hour which makes the launch about 32-34 hrs from this posting.

Jim

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I'am quite new to VBA & ms Access so please bear with me.I'am looking for a countdown timer which is triggered everytime a new file is added or created in a specific folder.It should start at 7 minutes and run down to 0. If a new file has been added/created the timer should go back to 07:00 and redo the process.My clock timer now only works manually:_____Option Compare DatabaseOption ExplicitPrivate Sub Command4_Click()Me.TimerInterval = 1000Me.Text2 = Me.Text0End SubPrivate Sub Form_Timer()If Format(Me.Text2, "hh:nn:ss") = #12:00:00 AM# ThenMsgBox "Time is up"Me.TimerInterval = 0ElseMe.Text2 = DateAdd("s", -1, Me.Text2)End IfEnd Sub______Thanks for reading and all the help in advance.

Answer:Windows Access Countdown Timer Trigger (VBA)

You can add the timer to your form along with the countdown interval. You can then build an event which will do the magic when your trigger condition is met. Will the folder contain more than one file? or will the file be deleted and a new one added? I ask this because the code required for this will change considerably depending on the how the files/folder will behave. The timer itself can easily be reset when a folder is modified. Final question will the path to this folder be a UNC (network path) beginning with // or is this a stand alone pc? C:\.......\Folder\

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I thought about posting about this :

SnapTimer is a simple, free, portable countdown timer for Windows.
All the timers I tested were too complex for my taste. I decided to write one that was dead simple, so you could run it, type in a time and hit enter. The aim of SnapTimer is to get out of the way and help you be productive. It's fast, lightweight and simple to use, but powerful too.
A popular productivity strategy is to use a timer to do mini-sprints of work. Using SnapTimer I've increased my productivity and reduced procrastination. It's easier to get yourself to work on a difficult task for 5 minutes because there's a known end point.

I liked that it is :
# No install required
# Low RAM usage
# No internet access required
# Doesn't write to your registry
# No ads, spyware or malware
# 100% free http://dan.hersam.com/software/snaptimer/index.html

Answer:SnapTimer - Free Windows Countdown Timer

Cool & Good Freeware :-)
Thanks for information

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Does reinstalling windows 10 Enterprise Evaluation reset the countdown back to 90 days?

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hello. I seem to have a big problem. Every time i start up windows it shows a fake notification about having x amount of days to re-verify windows. its currently down to 2 days. then when windows starts theres a re-verification icon in the tray, which pops up as a window when clicked on, but with scambled contents. theres also myriad other problems, such as the computer crashing or rebooting itself when i attempt to download things or run scans, generally erratic internet, error messages, and things which cannot be removed by normal scans (eg. spybot). please help!


DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Helen Sharp at 11:11:49.03 on 28/01/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.54 [GMT 0:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *Enabled/Updated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
FW: Sygate Personal Firewall *Enabled*

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C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
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Hello Forum,

is there a possibility to shorten countdown (Timer) from 30 to 10 sec in "Windows did not start successfully" Menu via Registry?

Thanks

Answer:shorten countdown (Timer) Windows did not start successfully

Originally Posted by purien


Hello Forum,

is there a possibility to shorten countdown (Timer) from 30 to 10 sec in "Windows did not start successfully" Menu via Registry?

Thanks




Try this:Click the "Start Orb"Right-click "Computer" then select "Properties"In the "Tasks" pane, click "Advanced system settings" (You'll need to respond to a UAC prompt)In the "Advanced" tab, under "Startup and Recovery", click "Settings"Enable the "Time to display recovery options when needed" by clicking it's check box, then change the seconds value to what you need.Click "OK"Click "OK"And welcome to the Forums!

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Does reinstalling windows 10 Enterprise Evaluation reset the countdown back to 90 days?

Answer:Does reinstalling windows 10 Enterprise Evaluation reset the countdown

It should, but I would imagine you'd have to do a clean install rather than an upgrade install.
HTH,
--Ed--

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We hope you enjoyed this week?s episode of This Week on Windows!

Beginning today, find the perfect last-minute gift or treat yourself during the Countdown to 2018 sale with deals of up to 50% off popular PC games, up to 65% on select Xbox Digital Games, up to 60% off popular movies and TV shows, up to 75% on must-have software and apps for Windows 10, great deals on Surface and Xbox One bundles, entertainment and more! You can shop the sale now at Microsoft Store online, on your Windows 10 PC, and on your Xbox.

Below we?ve rounded up some of the best Countdown deals, available now at Microsoft Store:
Game On

There are numerous adventurous options on sale now for PC and Xbox gamers alike:
PC Games
Save up to 50% on popular PC games for Windows 10, including these favorites:

Disneyland Adventures ? 35% off

The Disneyland theme park comes alive like never before. Each adventure is based on the park?s real-life attractions, with opportunities to interact with beloved Disney characters.

Forza Motorsport 7 Standard Edition ? 35% off

Gorgeous graphics and more than 700 Forzavista cars to collect bring you the danger and beauty of competitive racing at its limit.

Super Lucky?s Tale ? 35% off

A delightful platformer for all ages that follows Lucky, the ever-optimistic, energetic, and lovable hero, on his quest to help his sister rescue the Book of Ages.

Xbox Consoles
For a limited time, buy an Xbox One X and get PlayerUnknown?s Battlegrounds, th... Read more

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Windows 10 is a little over a week away and the hype train is in full motion. Microsoft on Sunday published a video primarily targeting those that might still be grappling with the idea of upgrading to its new operating system.

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Answer:Microsoft kicks off Windows 10 countdown with "10 Reasons to Upgrade" video series

Yeah, Windows 10 <b>literally</b> combines start menu and tiles...exactly what <b>nobody</b> asked for. We wanted tiles on the desktop, ala a new breed of gadgets. The obvious goal is to keep pushing people towards the start screen and limited, dumbed-down mobile apps on the PC. Yeah..not gonna happen. Windows 10 will tank just as bad if not worse than Windows 8 due to Microsoft's obsession with copying all of the competitions <I>worst</I> aspects.
 

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Question: Countdown

Hello I was wondering if anybody out there knows any HTML code that when a person clicks on a button the counter next to it goes down 1 number. If you know what I am talking about and know the code please let me know.

William

Answer:Countdown

http://www.jsr.communitech.net/stopwatch2.htm

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Question: countdown

In case you forgot

Customized counter

Answer:countdown

1 month and 2 days (worked it out without a counter)

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Question: Countdown

How do I start a countdown on my windows phone??

Answer:Countdown

Windows 10, Alarms app. Or in the store there are many countdown apps.

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Question: countdown timer

Hi i'm looking for a simple timer program which will load at start up. I want to use this timer to know when all applications have booted up. I want to personalise the timer to a given time that I know everything has booted and ran scans etc. It would be great if the timer could incorparate a wav message. This would help my son who in his impatience tries to open applications and this has resulted in crashes, hang ups etc. Iv'e tried to find a suitable application but have ended up losing the will to live can anybody help.........
 

Answer:countdown timer

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Hi,

I'm looking for a freeware version of an hh:mm:ss countdown clock with an alarm, one that's on demand only and not part of my Windows clock. Does anyone know where I can get one?
 

Answer:hh:mm:ss countdown clock?

I have made simple one for GWBASIC, that count from 3 or 2 minutes. It should be easy to modify. What is your application?
 

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I hope this is not a taboo subject! I have often wondered where time or use limited trial programs remember how long we have to go. For example, if you get a message to the effect that this is the last day, if you uninstal the program and download it again, you don't start from day 1 again, you can't use it again as a trial.

Answer:Where is countdown stored?

Er...no!

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I tried researching this on a laptop and found that it could maybe be some kind of blaster worm.. I was wondering if i could have a professional opinion or guidance.
Before, i was getting a blue screen periodically
Now, when i turn on the computer, my desktop and icons load. Immediately after this, about ten windows labeled 'ntvdm' stack on top of each other. I am able to exit off of them but then all that remains is my desktop image and a icons. There isn't a start taskbar.
Prior to today, i was getting a 60 second countdown that said 'terminated by NT Authority'. I tried typing in 'windows key + r' to bring up the run box. I typed 'services.msc'. After about a million tries, i think i was able to turn the 'Remote Procedure' option to not restart. However this happened, its the only way i was able to access the browser to type this before my 60 seconds ran out..
I can give any other information needed. I've downloaded Combofix if that would help. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Answer:Ntvdm.exe pop-ups - 60 second countdown

Moved from XP to a more appropriate forum. Tw

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Question: Countdown clock

A friend of mine is building a website (don't know which software) and wants a count down to his wedding clock. Any code or links to resources etc would be appreciated.Thanks

Answer:Countdown clock

click hereclick here

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To put the problem in a nutshell: Any internet session slows dramatically after about 10-15 minutes of surfing...

At first I thought the problem was related to IE6, so I went to IE7...same problem. Then, just today, downloaded Mozilla Firefox...same thing. After about 10-15 minutes of web surfing, my internet session slows to a crawl and even won't load any pages. It "seems" that after about 10 minutes of web inactivity (shutdown the current browser), everything is fine...for about 10 minutes, then same thing.

I have a total of 4 devices connected to the internet (2 desktops, 1 laptop, 1 Xbox360) via the same cable modem/wireless router. Only my computer, connected to the modem by ethernet cable, has these "bogdown" issues.

I always keep my drivers, virus signatures, spyware data files, etc up to date and scan/check routinely...

I read on this website that MS security fix "KB942615" was causing issues similiar to what I'm experiencing, but that fix doesn't appear to be installed on my PC. At least it doesn't show up under Add/Remove programs. Is there another way to find if this suspected "fix" is installed on my machine?

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!

Answer:Countdown To "bogdown"

Go to WinUpdate and review your installed history.

Louis

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Question: 1 Minute Countdown

I don't know what is happening, but I keep getting the 1 minute countdown that says that the RPC isn't working or something.I know this is a symptom of WormBlaster/Lovesan or whatever you call it, but I've already downloaded a file that blocks that. Also, I've run FixBlast, but it says there is no wormblaster or varients of wormblaster detected.So, what is it? And what can I do to get rid of it? @[email protected] Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:1 Minute Countdown

Please read the instructions here ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/ ) to post a HiJackThis logfile.

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My friend's machine (Win 98 SE) when booting counts down something called RPL (that's what it says on screen.) It goes to 55 then boots normally. Is there a way to speed this up?

thanks...
 

Answer:How to Adjust RPL Countdown

I'd have to guess that's some sort of application in his starup, most likely a shareware one with a startup delay. Remove the application, and the delay will go away.
 

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Question: Countdown timer

Hi I would like to put a countdown timer on a site Iam building that counts down the time from visitors current time to a known date and time in dd/hh/mm format. just cant find any info anyone got any ideas?Many thanks in advanceJarvo

Answer:Countdown timer

Go to Google click here and use this as your search query:javascript countdownYou'll get more returns than you know what to do with for scripts that display a day/date/time of an event that is approaching which counts down by the second on your page while your cisitors are looking at it.

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Hi to all and appologies if this is in the wrong thread,

If somebody could please help me out by telling me how to get a christmas countdown to work on a forum based sig such as TSG I would be very gratefull.

Thanks in advance for all and any help
 

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Sorry couldn't resist...People will go stir crazy...Not much for Non-TechNet people to look forward to except the actual Retail release.

Sooo...I thought I'd start a thread about SP1.

Answer:Countdown to Win7 SP1

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Cyberwolf


Sorry couldn't resist...People will go stir crazy...Not much for Non-TechNet people to look forward to except the actual Retail release.

Sooo...I thought I'd start a thread about SP1.


There's not really much (yet) that I can see for Microsoft to fix, but there are bound to be some things. Most first Service Packs are usually nothing more than a consolidation of previously released patches.

But Seven is just so dang good, it's (I think) the first Windows Beta ever that people have been using as their primary OS. If the BETA/RC is that good, surely the final will be spectacular.

Me, I'm leaning towards Microsoft adding new features and such with the SP1 that didn't make it into the final release...

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I bought a used Gateway computer from my company when they decided to get new ones. With the computer came a killdisk and a corporate version of windows xp.
I killed the Gateway and sent the verification code to my company. I then killed a nicer Dell that I had and installed xp on that. The Gateway is sitting in a closet, I just wanted the OS.
Installation went great, but I get the activation countdown. Everytime I click to activate, it tells me windows is already activated but the countdown continues. This happened before, and when it reaches 0 days it becomes a loop that automatically logs me off when I click to activate.
No where do I get the oppurtunity to put in an activation code. Is there a way to get around this, or to get it activated?

Answer:Activation countdown

Hello,

The Corporate XP that you used can only be used on the corporate machines. Not for home personal use.

You will have to call Microsoft to activate. They have used the maxium amount of activations for the Corporate serial. So there is no way to activate it online anymore.

Cheers,
Mak

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Question: Countdown Script

I would like to make a script that will tell me (on startup) how long it is until a certain date.

I don't mind what the script it (be it a batch file or a vbs or it could even be a flash animation etc.), it just has to notify me how long it is until the 9th of november 2010 (at midnight).

For your information, this date is the release date of the new call of duty. It is displayed on their website, but I can't find the specific javascript in the webpage for the timer:

Call of Duty: Black Ops - Coming 11.09.10

Thanks in advance.

Tom

Answer:Countdown Script

Hey buddy,

Not exactly what you asked for but its the best that I can do.

Gadgets For Vista - Countdown to Anything

If nothing better comes along this should serve the purpose.

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Question: Countdown Clock

HiI would like to project a countdown clock from my computer. Does anyone know of any software which may be able to do this?Many thanks.

Answer:Countdown Clock

if im a bit stupid, you want to do what???Kitz E

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Question: Countdown Videos

Just wondering if anyone around here ever designs their own videos - I'd like to learn how someday as time allows, but I'm looking for countdowns to begin a church youth service - similar to what you might find at http://www.animationsforvideo.com/html/worship_5.htm or http://www.worshipfilms.com/collections.php?cat_id=7.

Would also like to learn how to do a professional looking powerpoint with our logo incorporated into the slides...

Advice, recomendations, or comments anyone?

Thanks,

Brandon Morris
 

Answer:Countdown Videos

Making a countdown like that isn't really hrad, nor is it really easy depending on how complicated you want to mkae it. There's a few ways and apllications to go about making something like that. For instance using most editors you can import a still image of each number made in an image editor and make ecah number a second in length, about as simple as it gets. You can add a very short transition of about 2 or 3 frames between each to make it a little smoother.

Now if you had a background video that you wanted to put the numbers on you would need an editor that supports overlay. For that you would create your number images as TGA's as objects only. Import into an editor and set them as transparent, only the number will appear. This is a pretty basic explanation, the rerason I'm not going into detail is because because it varies widely by application.

There's also programs specifically for creating things like that. Ulead Cool 3-D is one. The first part of this video was done with it: http://www.40lbhead.com/headfiles/albums/video/rockfest2005_empire_wandt_du.wmv

With cool 3-d you can animate text and objects, images etc. There's also some similar programs for free: http://www.videohelp.com/tools?tool=Wax_2

BTW you'll need a pretty beefy machine with a decent graphics card to run either.
 

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Question: Countdown Clock

Hi, it's been awhile since I've posted since I've been ill.  Anyway, I am looking for a free download on a countdown clock.  Nothing fancy, just something where I can put an event time and date in and the clock will tell me how many days, hours and minutes til the event.I went to google but there were so many I didn't know which way to turn.  Any suggestions from anyone?Thanks,Flashy

Answer:Countdown Clock

You're in luck. I had some code lying around the snippet closet. It is written as a HTA (HTML Application). Unzip the file with a HTA extension. If your pathext environment variable does not include the HTA extension, you must include the extension when running the job.Example: scriptname.htaHTA's run under control of MSHTA.EXE. I don't know when Microsoft first introduced this technology, so it may not run on all machines.

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I legitimately own DV Rack, software for monitoring/recording video on a laptop. It installs with a reg. #, then gives you 7 days to authenticate it online. Problem is, the auth. process doesn't work unless you install an update, which (for me) makes the software produce unusable clips. I'm working with them on it.

Question: where is the countdown info stored? Is this a file in the registry? If I could reset the timer, I could at least use it in 7 day increments.
 

Answer:authentication countdown

As you are already working with them on the issue you mentioned you should ask the company in question how to deal with this until they have sorted the problem.
 

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hey guys, can anyone recommend a great countdown piece of software? i'm looking for something that will countdown to a time. say, 30 minutes and then when it reaches zero it makes a noise and alerts me that the time is over.

thanks
 

Answer:Countdown timer software?

Cool Timer is a freeware countdown timer. You can use a sound file or a pop-up message as the countdown alert. This program is quite small, as it only takes up about 1.25MB.
 

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Hello All,

I am attempting to make a countdown program within excel. For the most part, I got it right... sort of. Anyways... Here is my issue... I want it to run in the background.

I really dont know how to do that.

The overall function of this program is to take cell A1 and divide it by B1... that value will be the starting value of the countdown once a button is clicked. After the time has runout, it displays a message box.

I only got this to work by having an actual cell be a countdown cell. For example, C1 has a value of A1/B1. and it physically countsdown.

Is there a way to do this in the background?

If anyone could provide any code, I would be very appreciative.
 

Answer:Excel/VBA - Countdown Question

You could always make the countdown cell a cell that is all the way at the bottom or far right of the worksheet. I know that is how we did things in my Excel class I took as a Senior in college 2 years ago.
 

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Using MS EXCEL 2010I have =TODAY() in cell B44, in cell B46 is a qualification expiration date, I would like cell B47 to display a 0 if cell B46 is empty and display positive and negative values if B46 has a date in it.NOTE: In cell B45 is the qualification date, but I'm not using it in any formulas.If B46 represents a negative value, I would like it displayed as well.I currently have =(B46 - TODAY()) - 2 which is displaying the values correctly when I input a date, but if there is no date in cell B46 it returns -40679. I want this value to read 0 when no date condition exists.

Answer:I am trying to create a conditional countdown

Try this:=IF(B46="","",(B46-TODAY())-2)I want this value to read 0 when no date condition exists. =IF(B46="",0,(B46-TODAY())-2)MIKEhttp://www.skeptic.com/

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I want to place a simple countdown (Days) clock on a Netfusion Objects 9 site. What is the best way? It is for a "Lighthouse" religious charity site so prefer no adverts.frodge

Answer:Simple countdown clock

this is the first one I googledclick hereIf you only want hours then just cut out the bit that says hours minutes and seconds when you copy it.Or I'm sure there are others aroundI don't know how you've set up your site but I would click on an area or some text you want it near and select 'html' and then 'beginning of body' and then copy and paste into there.

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Thats what happened, the machine counted own from 30, then shut down, and that was it. Now I get no power from the power supply, or the power button. HELP!!!
 

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I took my yoga 13 to have the bottom cover replaced at a computer shop because it was cracked. When I came back the system was on a 3500second countdown and asking for passphrase. I've never set one up I've tried calling around and taking to geek squad but still no help. How can I unlock my sytem any help would be greatly appreciated 













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Answer:3500 sec countdown asking passphrase

Hi Imzad,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
Did you subscribed to Absolute Software's Computrace Lojack for Laptops? This may look like the protection got triggered.
 
If you did subscribed, you may need to contact Absolute Software' on how to unlock the unit. Check this website for more info.
 
Let us know how you get on.
Regards,
Shashi
 
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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I been thinking Microsoft should make a countdown app that synchronize with Cortana, that way if I say "countdown 15 minutes" Cortana turn on the countdown.

Answer:Countdown app that sync with Cortana.

that would be a nice feature!

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First to test

Simplified installation process.
No account needed.

Profile-based connection suited for your needs.

One-click connection. No login needed, no configuration, just click to start.

Free users can choose the server they want to connect to.

Invitation for the beta test, a video is posted on their website about the version looks like
 

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Hi - -Please please help. I have a virus that pops up randomly - - it says - -your computer will be shut down in 60 seconds" - -then it freezes everything up *& I have to reboot. I have tried Adaware - but didnt help. Here is my Hijack log. I appreciate your help. Thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:38:42 PM, on 2/19/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msasvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\WRSSSDK.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
c:\program files\internet explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VirusScan Online] c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\N... Read more

Answer:Virus - -countdown to shutdown

You never finished here

http://forums.techguy.org/security/536021-secure-32-html-homepage.html
 

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Microsoft hosts a site at  that shows IE 6 usage around the world.  See http://www.theie6countdown.com/.  In China, it's still being used by 34.5% of users.  Source of link to http://www.theie6countdown.com/: *here*

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i recently reinstalled xp. almost immediately after turning the computer on via the power button, a screen comes up with a 25 second countdown. how do i either make that countdown shorter, or get rid of it altogether?
thanks.

Answer:could i shorten the "boot countdown"

What is displayed besides the count down? Is it asking you to select an operating system? Is it before or after the BIOS screen?

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After around 5 minutes this PC keeps giving a message that it will shut down in 60 seconds and does a countdown, if i run shutdown /a command it stops the re-boot but runs very very slow.

Ive run sasser and blaster scans but nothing detected, just managed to get AVG 9.0 installed and scanned and it found 2 infections, Result:

c:\windows\vkl_1250711738...... Trojan HorseAgent2.QPK ......Moved to virus vault

c:\windows\system32\drivers\ntfs.sys.......Trojan Horse Rootkit-Pakes.M......Object is white listed (critical/system file that should not be removed).

I have attached the zipped files re instructions and this is the dds log:


DDS (Ver_09-10-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Glen W Cooper at 20:32:02.80 on 19/11/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.447.46 [GMT 0:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PRISMSVR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer eMode Management\AspireService.exe
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Answer:[SOLVED] PC keeps shutting down after countdown

Can someone look at this please?

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Answer:countdown to wmp9 final

countdown to wmp9 final 8 mins and counting click here

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If you PC (or someone else's) starts the shutdown countdown you can terminate this by quickly doing the following:1) Hold down WinKey (Windows Flag Key) and hit R2) Run dialogue box pops up3) Type "shutdown -a" (no quotes) and hit EnterThis command aborts the countdown and MAY allow you time to get the patch.

Answer:TIP - Stopping the Blaster Countdown

because it involves DCOM (which i reckon everyone should turn off anyway) dont you only get the countdown when you connect to the net? Plus if your firewall is configured correctly you should never see the messege.

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Does anyone know of a script that counts down days until a special even that can be used on a web page so that the number of days to a certain date is automatically updated? This is the kind of thing that was used when counting down to the Y2K.

Thanks,

counting
 

Answer:(ttt) Date Countdown Script

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Dell Inspirion mini notebook w/ windows xp sp2.

So I received the shutdown box countdown (sasser, rpc??). Don't remember the exact text but it did mention something about avast, or mentioned a filename with avast in it.

Also, it seems undetectable with my Malwarebytes and Avast, both current updates.
So is the countdown timer always indicative of virus/malware? Can it be a simply a system glitch?

However, after running safemode and restoring to last known stable settings, my notebook seems to be running fine now, so, if I were to guess, it's probably fine... but better to be safe;-)
Thanks in advance:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:21:42 AM, on 5/10/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17096)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPor... Read more

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Hey guys, my brother is in college and he looks to me for computer advice. He recently says he has something on his computer where a little box pops up and it says something something blah blah your system will shut down in 59-58-57... and so on, and it just shuts down and it does it pretty often, any way to get rid of this. I remember having this virus a few years back and i got rid of it succesfully, although i cant find out figure out how to do it now. Any help or link for removal or a program or update that removes it would be a GREAT helps so much. Thanks alot guys!

Answer:Computer Shutdown Countdown

atd332, I'm Liz, and I'm one of the log readers here. What we need you to do is follow the instructions in this thread: http://www.techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=34713

And then post the HiJack Log in this forum: HiJack Logs (analyze)

And one of us will get your log read as soon as possible. Liz

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Hi,

I'm wondering whether there is an app for a countdown timer that will run every day at schedule times (i.e. a countdown timer for how many work hours are left). I wasn't able to find anything in the store and the default Alarms & Clock app doesn't have a way to schedule timers to run. Is there any app I'm missing or maybe I can use some kind of scheduled task?

Thank you so much!

Answer:App for scheduled countdown timer?

Hi, I'm wondering why are you relying solely on the Store?

There are thousands - millions perhaps- of freeware and commercial programs out there that are not apps. Or do you only need something that runs in a tile, for example? I sometimes wonder whether the introduction of universal apps and the Store will lead people - especially newcomers- to forget Windows can be used entirely without the store, its Start Menu, and universal apps...

Here are some lists of freeware programs:

List of Best Free Countdown Timers
Best Free Timer and Alarm Clock | Gizmo's Freeware

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Hi,

I'm wondering whether there is an app for a countdown timer that will run every day at schedule times (i.e. a countdown timer for how many work hours are left). I wasn't able to find anything in the store and the default Alarms & Clock app doesn't have a way to schedule timers to run. Is there any app I'm missing or maybe I can use some kind of scheduled task?

Thank you so much!

Answer:App for scheduled countdown timer?

Hi, I'm wondering why are you relying solely on the Store?

There are thousands - millions perhaps- of freeware and commercial programs out there that are not apps. Or do you only need something that runs in a tile, for example? I sometimes wonder whether the introduction of universal apps and the Store will lead people - especially newcomers- to forget Windows can be used entirely without the store, its Start Menu, and universal apps...

Here are some lists of freeware programs:

List of Best Free Countdown Timers
Best Free Timer and Alarm Clock | Gizmo's Freeware

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i wasnt sure of where to put this thread ... but i hope someone can help.

i want to create a presentation (preferrably powerpoint) - its gonna be a slideshow of images, but before i begin with the images right away, i want to insert an animated/flash type countdown (u know - 5,4,3,2,1) then begin with the images.

my problem is where can i get one of these movie countdowns to insert - i havent used flash before so i dont know how to create one of my own.

any tips?
 

Answer:movie countdown for a presentation

forget the countdown thingy, ive done something else.

im using windows movie maker, coming out quite nicely too.

but i want to change the length of the photos - like they are set to be played for 3 sec. but i want them for 5 sec. i cant find a way to change this.
 

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Would anyone know where i might find a 60 second countdown (video would be great!) animation of a clockface, or a freeware prog that i can capture?

It's for a charity 'poetry slam' - to be projected, so something cool would be good, but preferably not digital(I mean not a digital clock).
Thanks

Edit *Nevermind*
 

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So, apparently you have to be some sort of voodoo magician for this.

We are streaming a show tonight, using Wirecast.

I cannot, for the life of me, figure out a way to do a countdown timer overlay. Wirecast has no effects options, whatsoever that I can find.

I've googled my ass off to try and find an answer, and all I can get is a couple (minor) answers for using 3rd party software (most of which seem to blow and caused me issues last night).

I'm using a PC, otherwise I'd try CamTwist, which is a Mac program. ManyWebCam seemed to cause problems.

All I need is a 3 and 4 minute timer. Overlays on the screen. That's it. Period.

Suggestions?
 

Answer:Streaming - Countdown Timer - Wirecast

For twitch.tv I use FFsplit. It has an overlay feature that you can use to make such things happen; otherwise, run what you want to show in windowed/borderless (if possible) then set a clock overlay to "Always On Top", that should do it.
 

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I dont know what virus this is but, it starts as soon as my log on screen comes on when i bootup the computer. i get a bunch of error messages that keep reappearing and sometimes they will not close. at random times i get a box that pops up and says that i have 30 seconds to shutdown my computer or it will automatically,, and it does shut it down (or restart). tried running many mcaffee virus scans but all found nothing and or 1 thing but deleted it. i also tried restoring to an earlier time but there where no restore points. im running windows xp what is the prob? and how to fix it?

Answer:computer useless shutdown countdown

Hi mechanix12,

To stop your computer from shutting down from the 30 second countdown do the following:
Go to Start -> Run
In the run box type: shutdown -a
Click the "OK" button

Next....

Download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop. Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt here.
Please attach extra.txt to your post.
To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txt

Click Upload.
What DSS will do: create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.
clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, and Internet Cache Files, and also empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.
check some important areas of your system and produce a report for your analyst to review. DSS automatically runs HijackThis for you, but it will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have HijackThis installed.

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Well its now 30 days till i order my Geforce 3 ti500, £300 ($349?) of pure gaming goodness. I started doing more tweaks on my system and doing more benchmarks, trying to get the best out of my current system, i am planning to re-install windows XP from CD, gonna have to see if i can make my system bootable from CD tonight, as i dont have a floppy drive.
 

Answer:Countdown to Hercules GeForce 3 ti500

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For the gamers here who would like to give Game Booster 3 a try, please note that this application will no longer be free as of 30th of June.

Description:
Source
Designed for higher FPS and less lags!
Game Booster 3 is capable of delivering the best gaming experience to you even if you have an old PC. One-click to boost PC performance is not enough, Game Booster 3 also allows you to tweak your system for top PC performance. By temporarily shutting background processes and unnecessary Windows services, cleaning RAM, and intensifying processor performance, Game Booster 3 concentrates every little system resource for gaming only.

Game Booster 3 is compatible with PunkBuster, Cheating-Death, VAC, and any other anti-cheat software.Click to expand...

Their latest released is 3.4.0, released on Apr. 28, 2012.
A beta is also available: 3.5.0
 

Answer:Iobit Game Booster countdown

Download both and store a copy offline/cloud.

I've used this before on Windows 7, it was OK, but I'm not a PC Gamer.
 

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I installed a Re-install dell XP cd i found at the tip in its packet. I installed it by selecting repair on a cracked version of windows, so i didn't have to use a cd key for the install (i didn't know it).

I installed it, but a popup in the system tray comes up and says "30 days left of windows, validate your copy now." I don't have internet at home to do this, and am scared of going to microsoft incase someone else is still using that version of windows.

My friend said a guy on MSN helped him to stop the 30 day validation countdown timer, by the editing/delecting some registry entries. Does anyone know how to do this? thanx
 

Answer:stop validation countdown timer?

Sorry, we cannot assist you with hacking a copy of Windows XP. Thread is closed.
 

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START > RUN: shutdown -a
it SHOULD work.

If God wanted us to find cures for viruses, he would have gave us some clues in the Bible.
 

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http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/applications/0,39020384,39238823,00.htm
Ingrid Marson
ZDNet UK
November 29, 2005, 11:05 GMT
The next major version of the open source browser Firefox will be released on Tuesday, according to the Mozilla Corporation.

Mozilla said on Monday Firefox 1.5 would be available from getfirefox.com and Mozilla.com sometime after 1200 Pacific Standard Time on Tuesday.

Mozilla is also expected to launch a large-scale marketing drive on Tuesday, including a campaign where Firefox fans can tell the world about their favourite browser by publishing home-made videos on a Mozilla Web site.

Firefox 1.5 includes a number of improvements, including "significant" performance and usability upgrades, Mozilla said in a statement

More information on the features in Firefox 1.5 can be found here.
 

Answer:Final countdown for Firefox 1.5 release

Yes looking forward to this as looks like a good improvement on already excellent browser.
 

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I'm getting married in about 8 months time, and I'd like to have a coundown clock, displaying the time in months, weeks, days etc.Having looked online I can't find a good free one which is customisable!Can anyone put me out of my misery?!Thanks

Answer:Wedding Countdown Signature needed

click here

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We've got a huge project that we're planning with an absolute implementation date that is still some time off. Since we provide periodic project updates via PowerPoint presentations, we would like to reinforce the time remaining until the implementation date, by displaying a digital courtdown display as almost a footnote to each PowerPoint slide. We can certainly embed a graphic and calculate the time remaining until implementation each time we conduct a update presentation, but it would be so much niftier if we could just get the embedded graphic to update itself just prior to each presentation, and it would even be doubly niftier if we could get the countdown display to actually update in realtime (show the lapsed minutes/seconds) between slides (that would really be effective . . . not to mention sweet!)

Suggestions on anyway to incorporate that into PowerPoint, but I'm guessing a "linked" embedded time display (at least the data part), is probably the way to go. Other ideas?
 

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Avira is preparing the ultimate offer with an energy shield strong enough to restore freedom to the Internet.
The countdown continues....
watch trailer:
https://www.avira.com/en/may-fourth-teaser
 

Answer:AVIRA FOURTH - The countdown continues

MikeV said:





Avira is preparing the ultimate offer with an energy shield strong enough to restore freedom to the Internet.
The countdown continues....
watch trailer:
https://www.avira.com/en/may-fourth-teaserClick to expand...

Media hype...

It's a crock.

Phoooeeeey...
 

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I'm getting the "dcom server process launcher service terminated" with the countdown. At startup I also get a message that about Data Execution Prevention shutting down Generic Host Process for Win32 Services. I recently had a huge problem installing my new HP printer and the DCOM stuff started after this. I've run Malwarebytes, and I'm currently using ESET antivirus. Any help is appreciated!
Here's the HJT log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:32:08 PM, on 1/21/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\1.2.183.13\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\Program Files\SPAMfighter\sfus.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
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Answer:DCOM Server Process Countdown

Did I post this in the wrong place?
 

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The destructive Kama Sutra worm has begun thrashing files on infected machines with incorrectly set system clocks. Even though the worm is programmed to first delete files on infected machines on Friday (February 3), its deadline is based on the clock of infected Windows PCs. Finnish anti-virus firm F-Secure says it has already received two reports from users who've had files on their system overwritten by the worm.

The Kama Sutra worm (AKA Nyxem-D or Blackworm) first appeared on January 18, posing as a email message offering a variety of salacious content. Subject lines used in the malicious emails include: The Best Videoclip Ever, Fw: SeX.mpg, Miss Lebanon 2006 and ****in Kama Sutra pics. The worm only affects Windows PCs.

Windows users who fall for this ruse wind up with an infected machine and disabled security software. Worse still, Nyxem-D is also programmed to overwrite files on Friday February 3, and the third day of every month thereafter. The worm overwrites DOC, XLS, MDB, MDE, PPT, PPS, ZIP, RAR, PDF, PSD and DMP files on all mounted drives.

This old-school "trash your Windows PC" worm has infected an estimated 600,000 machines, with the US, India and Peru having the greatest number of infected machines, Security Focus reports. One US firm alone is responsible for around 75,000 infection hits, according to an analysis by security firm LURHQ.

Windows users are advised to run scans for infection using up-to-date anti-virus signatures. The worm a... Read more

Answer:Kama Sutra: the final countdown

http://clamwin.com/

Clamwin gets rid of the virus, just incase anyone is looking for a free antivirus proggy that might suspect they have the worm.

Clamwin is also a lot more thorough then almost all antivirus programs available.

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I still use Karen's Countdown Timer. How do I export the timer data files to another computer?
 

Answer:Solved: Karen's Countdown Timer

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Can anyone tell me where I can get hold of a (preferably) free program that displays a countdown timer in the form of a hourglass or egg timer type graphic that will display full screen?Its for use in a training course and will be used on a projector.Any suggestions gratefully received!Andy

Answer:Hourglass countdown timer program...?

click hereclick here

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Hi simple question here, would someone tell me again HOW to remove the secons countdown in the text screensaver? instead of text we have tic the time. I did it (took off the seconds) for my acct and now my daughter ( daughter of baddracula) wants the seconds count off too, i sure appreciate it, thanks. I remember there was a registry thing we had to do. thanks
 

Answer:remove seconds countdown on XP scr text

You should be able to change it directly from the screensaver settings (in display options) - just uncheck the "time" box in the text settings and then type in the text you want displayed.

Hope this helps.

Mollie
 

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Since I have three OS in single hard drive... Everytime I turn on PC, there would be three OS listing with countdown.. If I don't take a pick after countdown is over, It ll just boot into priority OS.

Now, I want to remove that countdown and let list sit there to whenever I decide to pick which OS to run.. is there a way I could make it work? is it possible to change Boot.ini codes??

Let me know

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I use a shortcut to put my computer on a shutdown timer if I don't happen to need to use it..
The two shortcuts I use are
%windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -s -t 7200
%windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -a

Perviously, when I had the 2 hour countdown going, a window came up saying "windows is shutting down in xx:xx", and it went away when I ran the -a command.

Now I have no window. It isn't hurting me, just annoying. Either of the commands however work. I'm wondering why I don't have a countdown window anymore :\

*anymore as in I reinstalled windows and just copied the shortcut over.

Answer:shutdown.exe doesn't display a countdown

Your profile says your OS is Windows 7 but this forum is for Windows XP users only ??

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Does anyone know of a timer for Windows 7 64-bit that has the following features (in order of importance)?
Free
Counts down in hours and minutes.
Be able to pause countdown timer, remember this time on close/exit and resume this time on startup?
When the countdown stops, it must show a message box and be able to play sound if possible.
Able to reset the countdown timer.
Hotkeys that can pause/resume the countdown and can also reset the countdown.
Simple, lightweight interface, )i.e., a small floating window that displays only the time.)

I realize this is a picky list but I have tried many different programs over the course of two days search, browsing some website lists of these kinds of programs but none have met my requirements. is there a page or a list of programs that might be as I described or better yet if you can directly point to me a specific program that would be awesome!

Thanks.

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Hey I'm a new member and kind of a computer noob but really need some help. I got a new harddrive for my laptop about a week ago. Yesterday firefox and IE started not working properly and crashing unexpectedly. Now I get an error message that says "dcom server process launcher service terminated" and starts a restart countdown of doom. I can't stop this and I guess I got some malware/spyware on my laptop already even though I just got it. I'm not really sure how to locate or remove the enemy software. I see this is a common problem but havent really seen a concrete solution.
What should I do?
Please help!
 

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My Lenovo X201 Tablet gives me 3 seconds to choose Win7 or recovery. Another computer gives me 28 seconds to choose between Win 7 and XP - this 28 just happened without my doing anything after I set up the dual boot.
 
How can I change the 3 second timing to something longer?
Is this in the right forum category?
Thanks for advice.

Answer:How to alter the countdown time to choose which OS to use on startup?

Hello there,
You are in the right place - I have reported your other post to be deleted by a moderator.  Mod Edit:  That post has been deleted - Hamluis.
To change the countdown duration, you can try EasyBCD.
Regards,
Alex

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All in the title really! Beloved daughter is driving me nuts asking how many days till Christmas so would like a countdown calendar to put on her PC! Thanks

Answer:Can u recommend a free desktop countdown calendar?

You might find something suitable here: click here

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help I went to a porn site and then a blue screen with text came up and started a count down
Everything appears to be working fine but what actually happened when I forced shut down by pressing the power button or was it when the count down on the blue error screen reached zero? It happend to fast did a virus download on to my computer?
 

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Everytime i go ONline, it says LSASS a file process started by the system, has unpectedly encountered an error and has shutdown, shortly after that, it says, LSASS was closed, thus NT sys authorized a emergency shutdown, and it counts down from 59 seconds to 0, and restarts my computer.

Here is my HiJack This log, pls help me. i do not know which worm it is, thus i cannot fix my problem. please tell me what to do.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.1
Scan saved at 4:28:11 PM, on 8/8/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
D:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost 2003\GhostStartService.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\mnmsrvc.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
D:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE\opware32.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Dpi\dpi.exe
D:\Program Files\Common files\Updater\wupdater.exe
D:\WINDOWS\kdx\KHost.exe
D:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost 2003\GhostStartTrayApp.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\SchSvr\SchSvr.exe
D:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
D:\QUICKENW\QWDLLS.EXE
D:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Action Setup\VAServ.exe
D:\Program Files\Ad... Read more

Answer:infected with worm: computer countdown shutdown

Well, you've a got whole buncha problems there, my friend. First and foremost is the Sasser worm.

Go here to get a removal tool and follow the instructions on the site:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com...oval.tool.html

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Does anyone know of a timer that has the following features (in order of importance)?
Free
Counts down in hours and minutes.
Be able to pause countdown timer, remember this time on close/exit and resume this time on startup?
When the countdown stops, it must show a message box and be able to play sound if possible.
Able to reset the countdown timer.
Hotkeys that can pause/resume the countdown and can also reset the countdown.
Simple, lightweight interface, )i.e., a small floating window that displays only the time.)

I realize this is a picky list but I have tried many different programs over the course of two days search, browsing some website lists of these kinds of programs but none have met my requirements. is there a page or a list of programs that might be as I described or better yet if you can directly point to me a specific program that would be awesome!

Thanks.

Answer:A free countdown timer that remembers on exit?

I would look in this article:

Best Free Timer and Alarm Clock

Also read the user comments. Often a comment has a link to a free utility better than the ones reviewed.

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Hi Folks,

I had to install Win2K on a PC which already has XP on it. I backed up XP's NTLDR and NTDETECT.COM, created a new partition, installed Win2K on it and restored both files. Everything worked except for one thing - there is no more coundown on the boot menu. Boot.ini contains timeout entry, but the menu just sits there on the screen doing nothing, waiting for me to manualy select the desired operating system. What am I missing?

TIA
 

Answer:Solved: No countdown on WinXP boot menu

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My current settings:

Power Plan:
Turn off the display: 30 minutes
Put the computer to sleep: 30 minutes

ScreenSaver:
Ribbons
Wait 20 minutes

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

I was thinking that a cool screensaver would be if it showed you a countdown to what you have in your Power Plan settings, like how much time before it puts the computer into Sleep Mode.

Could the countdown be an add-on for any screensaver?

Could the countdown float around like the "3D Text" screensaver?

. . . or does a separate screensaver program have to be written to do it?

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I just created a countdown web page for the Windows 10 General Release...
1 Here it is..
Countdown until the General Release of Widows 10.. July 29th, 2015.

2 If anyone wants to .. you can modify it and post a new version here,,

Have fun:
Jeff

Screen shot:

Answer:Countdown web page for Genearal Release date.. Winows 10

Nice work, will keep us amused until the big day.

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I've been through Win7 gallery and searched around online but I can't find a simple countdown timer with an audio alert.

I found 'variable timer' but it doesn't have an audio alarm.

there are tons of clocks and a few event timers and similar items, i figured everyone would want a countdown timer to remind you of the pizza while working late.

Anyone know of a countdown timer with audio alert that works with Windows 7 desktop gadgets?

Thanks,
jtn
 

Answer:simple countdown timer for Win7 desktop gadget

Does it need to be a gadget.?
http://download.cnet.com/Egg-Timer-Plus/3000-2350_4-10073665.html
http://download.cnet.com/Egg-Timer-Counter/3000-2124_4-10913732.html
http://www.online-stopwatch.com/download-stopwatch/

Or how about a cool web based one.
http://e.ggtimer.com/

The one I used on Vista doesn't seem to work on Windows 7.
 

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Hi and Thx in advance,

Not sure if this is the right forum but its my best guess.

I have an NEC netbook it has widows 7 starter. (Well thats what it came with)

I started getting messages to upgrade to windows 10 before July deadline for free upgrade.

I thought why not, and clicked it and entered the product code, it told me that this code needed to be activated, but when I tried that it told me that this code was not supported or valid or whatever.

I tried a couple of other product keys which were listed on the internet, but with the same result and it seemed that some years ago it had been possible to upgrade from starter to home premium through anytime upgrade, but that this was no longer possible, and it seems that widows 7 starter is not eligible for upgrade to windows 10 even though my computer has the capability to run it apparently. Anyway I gave up on it.

However, a while later I noticed that some upgrade process was actually in progress, and after some time completed with a message that not all upgrades had been successful.

Then I noticed that I now have windows 7 home premium installed, I dont know how I managed to do it but there it is. So now I am getting a countdown of 30 days to activate this version of windows, and it wants a product key again.

My question is, what is going to happen when the countdown runs out, (17 days left as of 14 July), and what should I do ? Ohh, I'm still getting the reminders to upgrade to windows 10 but trying to do that ... Read more

Answer:upgraded 7 starter to home premium, countdown for activation

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Hello,

I've read various forum entries and canít seem to get the recommendations to work for me...so here I am asking for help.

My need:

I'm trying to count the days between two dates, minus todayís date and weekend and holidays. I'd like the number of remaining days to show up in a cell and, IF possible, have the same cell start to shad itself to RED as the days run out. I've tried (unsuccessfully) to put in a 3 color scale/data block and used the initial start date as the MIN value, number of days of 1/2 the cumulative days are my MID value and the days remaining as my MAX value. ++ My thought was that as the days tick by the cell will start to shade itself with it turning red as the days count down.

I've attached a spreadsheet - the start date is in A8, End date in B8 and days remaining in C8 and use todayís current date (E2) as the reference.
 

Answer:Excel 07 date countdown- minuse weekends and holidays

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I consider myself a fairly expert user, I think this is something that is very new as all the old removal or diagnostic instructions for Antivirus 2010 have no effect.This thing popped up on my XP partition today which I need for some projects and it has me beat! I was surfing internet forums and suddenly avast started going crazy telling me I had several incursions (I was reading HardOCP at the time of all things) Then this thing started installing "Antivirus 2010" and put it into my system tray. I think I managed to get rid of that portion of it by killing the process immediately but now I'm in real trouble.This screen is what I see on my desktop now. Rife with spelling errors and at the end of the countdown, it shuts down the system so the time needed to run any full length virus scans just isn't there.I've already tried shutdown -a but somehow this is circumventing that. I tried running shutdown - s -t 50000 to see if an independant shutdown.exe process will somehow keep this thing from shutting down my computer at the end of the countdown but my system ends up rebooting anyway when the virus countdown ends.System restore is disabled, safe mode boots to bluescreen. I can't run Malwarebytes (program will load, scan will not start). I am currently running DoctorWeb in express mode but there isn't enough time to even do an express scan before this thing shuts my system down.I booted into another partition and ran a scan and found infected ex... Read more

Answer:New Antivirus 2010 Variant? Countdown Timer can't be Aborted!

Hey buddy. I had this exact same problem. I still had access to my programs and icons and such, and like you, I tried using my anti-virus scanners but there wasn't enough time to scan thoroughly. My 2 boot-time scans with Avast failed as well to detect anything. Which is shocking since that's a good program. So I thought since the program is a "fake" program, maybe the computer is fooled as well!
So I went to Add/Remove Programs, and there it was. Antivirus 2010. I clicked remove and uninstalled it...and it's been a few days so far and it's still gone. I did have one hiccup this morning where the blue screen behind the error overwrite my desktop background, but no countdown or errors otherwise, I think I just tripped the old file. I restarted and it was fine. So I hope this helps.

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Hi,

I recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on an SSD, such that it is now dual booting with another hard drive with Windows 7.

All I want to do is reduce the countdown size on the duel boot loader such that it is only 1s, instead of the default 20s.

Is there a way to do that? My research has not turned anything up.

Cheers

Answer:Master Boot Record - Reduce Countdown Duration

How about:

Control panel/system/advanced system settings/startup and recovery settings/ and then adjusting "time to display list of operating systems"??

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My computer suddenly spits out some error code "-10<numbers>" by services.exe in system32, says something about authorized by "NT AUTHORITY", googling yielded 'Sasser worm fixes', which I've tried to no avail.

I used your logging methods and waited for it to happen again thinking it was finally over, and it just did the countdown again, so now I'm attaching those logs and waiting for help from an actual expert such as you people, since this thing has frustrated me a lot more than previous things I've dealt with.

What irks me more is that after using the 'shutdown -a' command, my system starts entering some sort of self-degenerating mode, wherein applications and programs slowly stop functioning properly or with lagged responses, until I am forced to restart and lose my work, yielding yet another victory to the threat.

I've also read similar threads with this problem and I haven't achieved anything remotely similar to a solution, I am sorry for wasting your time with this, but I do need this help.

Here are the logs:
 

Answer:System attempting to shutdown randomly with 60 seconds countdown

Please attach the MGLogs.zip separately. Also, download ComboFix to your desktop and run it. Attach the log when it is finished. Do not mouse click or do anything while it is running.
 

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