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PC crashes on wake-up.

Question: PC crashes on wake-up.

When I 'wake' my PC it freezes (with lots of horiz. lines on the monitor) & is totally unresponsive, to the point I have to shut down with the Power Button. Then it restarts with the option to 'Start Windows Normally' which works fine. Any ideas please? New build (2 weeks) Asus M3A mobo AthlonX2 6000+ S/gate 250 SATA II hdd 4 Gb Corsair Ram Vist Home Prem 64bit O/S Optiarc SATA DVD drive 550w PSU. Kaspersky AV. Best wishes Alex

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Answer: PC crashes on wake-up.

Wake your PC from Stand By or Hibernation?When did this problem start?

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I bought this laptop 2 weeks ago, it is a HP Pavillion Notebook. For about a week now, maybe even since when I got it, the laptop sometimes fails to wake up from sleep. The screen stays black, gets slightly lit up to gray, then the computer and goes through all that comes with that instead of waking up.

The event log shows a Intel(R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework error.

System specs:
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz
16GB RAM
Memory:
8GB Samsung 1600MHz
8GB Samsung 1600MHz

System board
80A5 91.1C

System BIOS:
F.77

The .zip folder as requested is below. Thank you for your help.

DESKTOP-GN6H44L-Sun_01_31_2016_182610_43.zip

Answer:Laptop Crashes sometimes while trying to wake up

Hi, if it's under warranty, you might consider returning it..

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i have an alienware m15x laptop with win7 and a couple of times a week when i wake my computer up it goes to a blue screen and crashes. after it boots up again, it says intel boot agent ge pxe-e61, pxe-mof check cable. i googled it and people said that sometimes it tries to boot from a network, so i disabled all boot options in bios except the hard disk, but im still having the error. the drive is a 64gb ssd, and it's only a few months old, so it shouldn't be that right? also, i took out the drive and cleaned it with a q-tip as best i could, even though i make a habbit of not touching the terminals of connectors and i couldn't find any dirt on it, but that didn't work either.

Answer:laptop sometimes crashes on wake

ok, this happened again so i took careful notice of what was happening and here's some specifics:
it showed the windows logon screen with some elements missing (like the cammera's display for aliensence) then an element or 2 went away. after about 4 seconds it showed a blue screen for about a second. i couldn't read it all, but i did make out it saying something like collecting data for a crash dump. then it rebooted and displayed the following text:
intel(r) boot agent ge v1.3.35
copyright (c) 1997-2009 intel corporation
pxe-e61: media test failure, check cable
pxe-mof: exiting intel boot agent
operating system not found

after that i power down and reboot, and aside from lost data, i can logon fine (until it happens again)

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I bought this laptop 2 weeks ago, it is a HP Pavillion Notebook. For about a week now, maybe even since when I got it, the laptop sometimes fails to wake up from sleep. The screen stays black, gets slightly lit up to gray, then the computer and goes through all that comes with that instead of waking up.

The event log shows a Intel(R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework error.

System specs:
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz
16GB RAM
Memory:
8GB Samsung 1600MHz
8GB Samsung 1600MHz

System board
80A5 91.1C

System BIOS:
F.77

The .zip folder as requested is below. Thank you for your help.

Attachment 61806

Answer:Laptop Crashes sometimes while trying to wake up

Hi, if it's under warranty, you might consider returning it..

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My secondary desktop has Vista Ultimate 64 and recently started to crash on wake from S3 sleep. Every single time it BSODs and then restarts. The culpret is the Nvidia drivers but I've cleaned and reinstalled them and it continues to happen.
Any help would be appreciated.
System Specs:
Q6600 3.2GHz
Asus P5K-E
2*2 GB DDR2-800
8800GTS 512
 

Answer:Vista x64 crashes on wake.

post up the BSOD
 

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Hello, I hope this is the appropriate area to post this problem.
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CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 (Skylake-S, R0)
3200 MHz (32.00x100.0) @ 3597 MHz (36.00x99.9)
Motherboard: ASRock Z170 Pro4
Chipset: Intel Z170 (Skylake PCH-H)
Memory: 16384 MBytes @ 1065 MHz, 15-15-15-36
- 8192 MB PC17000 DDR4 SDRAM - Crucial Technology CT8G4DFD8213.C16FA
- 8192 MB PC17000 DDR4 SDRAM - Crucial Technology CT8G4DFD8213.C16FA
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 530 (Skylake-S GT2) - Integrated Graphics Controller [S0/R0] [ASRock]
Intel HD Graphics 530, 1024 MB
Drive: MKNSSDRE1TB, 976.8 GB, Serial ATA 6Gb/s @ 6Gb/s
Drive: MKNSSDRE1TB, 976.8 GB, Serial ATA 6Gb/s @ 6Gb/s
Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST j, DVD+R DL
Sound: Intel Skylake PCH-H - High Definition Audio Controller
OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 14393.576 (RS1)
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I had a local shop build me a desktop a year ago.

After a while I began to experience major problems, crashing, not waking from standby, that got progressively worse to the point the machine wouldn't boot.

Perhaps it was a combination of things, not the least of which was the anniversary update. My builder took it in, did all the tests, couldn't definitely find anything directly responsible, and decided to swap out the mainboard.

A fresh reinstall of the operating system was performed and has been repeated seve... Read more

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I have this big problem since I have received my P50 (at least for one year now). It is a 7600HQ machine with a Quadro 1000M video card. Let's say I start my day by turning on the laptop. The laptop boots. I see the Windows login screen. If I wait a little the P50 crashed very hard. The screen shows the artifact in the screenshot I have attached but sometimes I see an even color (like yellow) instead of the artifacts. The whole system is frozen. The lights on the keyboard do not react (num lock for example). So I hard reset the laptop using the power button and this repeats for around 10 times before it is booted correctly. And after this: the P50 is rock solid. It stays on for days at a time. Multiple VM's running, 32GB memory, M.2 SSD. Fully functional. So I thought it was Windows and installed Linux. This showed the exact same behavior. Some things to consider: 1. Only happens when I turn on the computer after some down time2. Once up it is rock solid3. Seems to happen more when I connect an external monitor (immediatly after connecting the cable). Both DP or HDMI show the symptoms.But I have seen it happen while using the P50 on my lap.4. All updates installed via the System Update app of Lenovo. Inclusing all BIOS updates5. Tried the hybrid or dedicated options in the bios for the video card. No change.6. It does not happen all mornings. Sometimes it boots up fine on the first try.7. Never happens in the BIOS or boot up screen. Only when the... Read more

Answer:P50 Hard crashes on boot or wake up

Look in the  event viewer and see if there is a message at the time of the problem?

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Installed Windows 8 about a week ago - it worked fine for a few days but now crashes/restarts upon wake up from sleep. There is a 'Kernel Power 41' in the Event Viewer log. Have attached the Diagnostic Tool output file for reference. Really appreciate the help.

Answer:Windows 8 crashes on wake up from sleep

Download and update AMD Catalyst for your ati radeon hd 5570. The latest version is 1/23/2013, yours is dated 12/19/2012Temporary uninstall AVG anti virus completely

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Hi All, After installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update my PC crashes on wake from sleep. It happens about 50% of the time on wakeup from sleep. Here are the symptoms: On wake from sleep my mouse cursor is only visable on my secondary monitor and the screen is blackThe windows working icon spins on blank/black secondary monitor a few times and then the computer automatically restartsI have found a workaround by putting the computer back to sleep before the crash/restart and then waking it up againI have updated my Video Card driver (which happens automatically in Windows 10 anyway)I have emailed AMD tech support and they said it was a known issue but they are no longer updating drivers for my systemDo you have any suggestions on how to fix this issue? I have seen multiple posts for different systems on the Microsoft Tech Support website here are some of them: Windows 10 Anniversary Update freezes at lock screen when waking from sleep http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update/windows-10-anniversary-update-fre...  Windows 10 may freeze after installing the Anniversary Update - Updated 8-31-16 http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-performance/windows-10-may-freeze-after-... These solutions do not work. Thanks for your help!   

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This issue has been going on for about 6 months now and I am pretty stumped. From what I can tell, ntoskrnl.exe is not letting my computer wake up from sleep or go to sleep. I have attached all the .dmp files and what not for you to look at.
I could really use some help!
Thanks in advanced!

Answer:Computer unable to wake up from sleep, and crashes.

Code:
BugCheck 9F, {3, fffffa8009413060, fffff800053fb3d8, fffffa800e4ed5b0}

Probably caused by : usbhub.sys
This bugcheck indicates that a device object has been blocking any IRPs from being processed for too long.


Code:
0: kd> !irp fffffa800e4ed5b0
Irp is active with 10 stacks 8 is current (= 0xfffffa800e4ed878)
No Mdl: No System Buffer: Thread 00000000: Irp stack trace.
cmd flg cl Device File Completion-Context
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[ 0, 0] 0 0 00000000 00000000 00000000-00000000

Args: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
>[ 16, 2] 0 0 fffffa800a946050 00000000 00000000-00000000
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\athurx.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athurx.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for athurx.sys
\Driver\at... Read more

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Hi,

I got a Satellite U300 few days ago, and I am experiencing troubles when the laptop goes into sleeping mode.
The thing is that when it goes to sleep, the screen switches off, but the power indicator remains on (blue), instead of blinking with an orange color.

Then it is not possible to wake up the laptop, and the only solution is to reboot the computer.

I've been trying the different possibilities to get into the sleeping mode, and I get the problem mainly when the computer is in the Vista high-performance mode, and when pressing the switch-off key in the fast menu.

I know Vista gives quite some many problems, but I haven't seen anybody here experiencing the same problem.
Should I send the laptop back to technical support?

Thanks in advance,

Answer:Satellite U300 crashes and cannot wake up from sleeping mode

I have had opportunity to work a little bit with several Toshiba notebooks and one of them was Satellite U300. After short check of notebook basic functions I can say for sure that switch between running mode and standby/hibernate work well and I didn?t notice any problem there.

I really cannot understand what is wrong there but please do this:
- If you want to switch into standby choose option using START button.
- Wait a little bit and I hope after few seconds the notebook will change into standby mode (blinking orange LED)
- Close the lid
- Wait a moment open the lid and press power button
I really hope your notebook will start properly and you will be able to use OS again.

Bye

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W7 PC wakes up from sleep every few minutes. It didn't use to. I am the builder / owner / sole user. Investigation done so far at the DOS prompt to establish the cause:

powercfg -devicequery wake_armed
(no results returned)

powercfg -waketimers
There are no active wake timers in the system

powercfg -lastwakeWake History Count - 1
Wake History [0]
Wake Source Count - 0Other ideas to try and establish the cause with please?

Many thanks.

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If you are experiencing the S10 with Vista crashing upon resume/wake up from LONG TERM sleep/suspend/hibernation there is some help from Microsoft here: Microsoft KB Microsoft KB1 The second article is more detailed in identifying the correct registry key.This problem with the S10 seems related to the usbvideo.sys driver used by the built-in Lenovo webcam so you have to find the registry key in your S10 associated with the webcam. According to the articles it is a problem with Vista and it exists in other laptops/desktops and other usb devices. These articles may also help if you are experiencing this issue with WIN7.

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I've started to have a number of debilitating problems with my lumia 950, which is a shame because they are the same problems that made me leave android for the WP platform. To start off, my phone has been randomly restarting. The restarting seems to have started after the anniversary update version 1607. There's nothing common between one reset to the next, just that they become more frequent as battery life reduces (starts at around 80%). This is also sometimes accompanied by a streak yellow across the screen. I don't know if this is relevant or not.
My second issue, which has been happening the longest, is that the screen will sometimes be completely off when I wake up the phone. I will put the phone into sleep with the power button, and when I wake it up with the power button the screen is black. I know the phone is awake because windows hello will try to sign me in. I have reason to believe that the touch digitizer is also still working. This is fixed either by trying to sleep cycle the phone or by holding down the power button until the phone prompts me to power it off. This seems to wake the screen up. the screen also sometimes wakes up when windows hello signs me in, but this is rare. This problem has become less frequent since the anniversary update.
My third problem is that sometimes the touch digitizer doesn't work on wake. This is similar to my last problem, except that it always goes away by sleep cycling my phone. This problem has also become less prominent ... Read more

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Hi,

I am new here. Hoping someone can help me out with this issue. I work in IT so am not a complete computer bonehead and am at my wits end with this.

My laptop is about 4 years old, it's a toshiba. For whatever reason, it started taking 5+ minutes to wake up from sleeping. If it sleeps for an hour, it's OK.. but if you leave it sleep all night and try to wake it up in the morning, it's quite cranky. After the 5+ minute wake up, it performs as normal. It was running Windows 7 Home 32 bit.

Troubleshooting steps that I have taken are as follows.

Reinstalled windows. Issue was resolved! but after about 2-3 weeks, issue came back. I thought maybe it was some type of windows update, so I reinstalled windows again and paid closer attention to the updates. Issue presented itself again after 2-3 weeks, and there were no updates immediately done prior to it starting.

I started to think maybe it was something related to my hard drive, so i performed laptop surgery and swapped out my original hard drive with a solid slate drive, and installed windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (this laptop can support 64 bit so I figured why not upgrade.).

issue again was resolved for a few weeks, and now it's back to taking 5+ minutes to wake up again.

If you're turning the laptop on from scratch, it takes 10-15 seconds tops. if you're restarting, it's 10-15 seconds tops (man, I love SSD...)... if you're waking itup within the hour, its 1-2 seconds. But anything longer then that, 5+ minutes.

It ba... Read more

Answer:Laptop extremely slow to wake up from sleep mode, 5+ minutes to wake

Hi there, have you ran any malware/anti virus scans?

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When my WinXPPro SP3 machine is in sleep/standby/suspend mode (S1 or S3), the fax modem wakes the machine some of the time but not all of the time. I want it to wake the PC every time, with 100% reliability. (When the PC is up and running, the modem and the machine receive faxes beautifully.)

What do you suggest?

Modem: Conexant D850 PCI V.92 Modem with recent driver update to version 7.67.0.50 (7/3/2007) (but this problem is the same now as before with the 2004 driver version)
PC: Dell Optiplex 755
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 @ 2400 MHz
RAM: 2GB, of which 1.4GB is usually free
BIOS: A14
OS: WinXPPro SP3 with all updates
AV: Avast Home Free
Anti-spyware: SpywareBlaster Free, Spybot S&D Free and AdAware Anniversary Free
Fax software: MS Fax Console that comes with WinXPPro SP3
Printer/Fax Printer: HP OfficeJet Pro 8500 Wireless AIO (model A909g)
Screensaver: XP logo after 9 minutes; do NOT show welcome screen on resume
Power Settings: Home/Office Desk; Turn Off Monitor after 10 mins; Turn Off Hard Disks Never; System Standby after 20 mins; System Hibernates Never; Do NOT prompt for password when computer resumes from standby
Home network Ethernet connection: Intel(R) 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection card with all Wake on LAN settings ON.
Browser: Firefox latest but use IE occasionally when necessary
Email: MS Outlook Express 6 to POP3/SMTP email service
Misc: I also run LogMeInFree version 4 on all my home computers

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Answer:Wake on Ring problem - Fax modem fails to wake PC reliably from standby

I may not be able to help, but I am curious - is this a dedicated telephone line?

If not, what services do you use, like call forward, messaging, call waiting, etc.

Or does the dedicated line have anything like that that you know of? (or didn't know of)

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When my WinXPPro SP3 machine is in sleep/standby/suspend mode (S1 or S3), the fax modem wakes the machine some of the time but not all of the time. I want it to wake the PC every time, with 100% reliability. (When the PC is up and running, the modem and the machine receive faxes beautifully.)

What do you suggest?

Modem: Conexant D850 PCI V.92 Modem with recent driver update to version 7.67.0.50 (7/3/2007) (but this problem is the same now as before with the 2004 driver version)
PC: Dell Optiplex 755
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 @ 2400 MHz
RAM: 2GB, of which 1.4GB is usually free
BIOS: A14
OS: WinXPPro SP3 with all updates
AV: Avast Home Free
Anti-spyware: SpywareBlaster Free, Spybot S&D Free and AdAware Anniversary Free
Fax software: MS Fax Console that comes with WinXPPro SP3
Printer/Fax Printer: HP OfficeJet Pro 8500 Wireless AIO (model A909g)
Screensaver: XP logo after 9 minutes; do NOT show welcome screen on resume
Power Settings: Home/Office Desk; Turn Off Monitor after 10 mins; Turn Off Hard Disks Never; System Standby after 20 mins; System Hibernates Never; Do NOT prompt for password when computer resumes from standby
Home network Ethernet connection: Intel® 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection card with all Wake on LAN settings ON.
Browser: Firefox latest but use IE occasionally when necessary
Email: MS Outlook Express 6 to POP3/SMTP email service
Misc: I also run LogMeInFree version 4 on all my home computers

Thanks.

Answer:Wake on Ring problem - Fax modem fails to wake PC reliably from standby - how to make 100% reliable?

Please see more details (and post your reply) at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...hl=wake+on+ring(By the way, I'm up to BIOS A16 but does not help.Thanks.

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I have a Dell Optiplex 755 with WinXPPro SP3, 2GB RAM and an Intel Core 2 Duo E4600, and it is unreliable for Wake on LAN and Wake on Ring. I also wonder whether my Standby - Sleep - Suspend (S1 or S3) is working correctly.

When the PC is in Standby - Sleep - Suspend mode (S1 or S3), Wake on LAN and Wake on Ring work some of the time but not all of the time, and I'd like them to be 100% reliable.

These may be two different problems, but your advice will be appreciated. (Also, if I should post in a different forum, please advise.)

My Network Card is an Intel 82566DM-2 Gigabit Network Connection, and I recently upgraded its drivers using "generic" PROXP.exe from the Intel website, although this has not helped the problem. The specific driver file e1e5132.sys is now from 2009 -- it used to be from 2007. But, as I say, Wake on LAN from Standby was not and is still not reliable, both before and after the driver update.

In Settings .. Network Connections ... Local Area Connections ... Properties ... Configure ... Power Management, all the Wake on LAN options are checked ON:

- Wake on Directed Packet
- Wake on Magic Packet
- Wake on Magic Packet from Power Off State
- Wake on Link

The NIC card's Diagnostic checks are all OK.

My fax modem card is a Conexant D850 PCI V.92 Modem, and I have the most recent drivers dated 7/27/07, version 7.67.0.50. In Settings ... Phone and Modem Options ... Modems ... Properties, "Allow this device to bring... Read more

Answer:Trouble with Wake on Ring, Wake on LAN and Standby - Sleep - Suspend

More to above: Dell has suggested I must re-install Windows. I've never done that, and I realize I'd probably lose all my applications and data - no good. Seems to me that's like using an atomic bomb to kill a mosquito. And why should I assume that will work?

But is there a way to re-install -- or maybe fix -- Windows that leaves everything else safe?

FYI - About a month or so ago, I ran SFC (System File Checker) in repair mode, and that didn't help with this problem.

Any ideas?

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Hello. I'm looking at this laptop: http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-3542-laptop/pd?oc=fncwg2327b&model_id=inspiron-15-3542-laptop

I would like to know if it has wake on LAN and wake on RTC or not.
 

Answer:Solved: Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series - Wake on LAN & Wake on RTC?

Since I did not get an answer here, I went ahead and ordered the machine anyway, and took a chance. It does NOT have either feature in it.

It passed my other tests, so I'm keeping it and the next computer I get will probably have both of those features, but for this one, I guess I'll live without, since the network isn't finished to the point where I could actually use it anyway yet.
 

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When I put my computer in sleep mode, it won't 'wake up'. I have to manually turn off the computer and then start it up again. This has happened twice. I'm not putting it into sleep mode until I find out what's wrong and that's exasperating as I normally leave my computer on all day so I can periodically play my games.

Answer:Computer won't 'wake up' after sleep mode with Windows 10, how can I wake it?

I'm having the exact same issue. No idea what to do.

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. . . Macrium Reflect "fix boot errors" is saving my A**!
Between updates, on Wake from Sleep, no Wake . . .. requires hard start . . . spinning dots . . . no boot . . . requires my Macrium Reflect intervention disk . . . "fix boot errors" . . . . System then actually does Start . . .
Anyone else . . . ? What is going on?

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I don't know whether I have a malware problem, or a hard-drive-in-death-throes problem, or what. But I figured it was best to start here, so if it's not a virus I can go over to the XP forum with that ruled out.

Over the past few months my desktop has been steadily driving me nuts. First it began giving me BSODs at random intervals, anything from a day to a month apart. (Currently, about once every three weeks.) The most common error is 0x0000008E, but I've also had 0x00000019, 0x00000024, 0x1000000A, 0x0000004E (PFN_LIST_CORRUPT), 0x0000007F, 0x0000000A (IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL), and 0x00000050 (PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA). Usually it crashes at startup, but it has taken as much as twenty minutes. I've tried defragging the hard drive, using a registry cleaner, and replacing Sygate firewall (see below) but nothing appears to have worked.

Then Sygate starting occasionally crashing while I was online. I replaced it with PC Tools free firewall, which hasn't had any problems. (Yet...)

Somewhere in the last several months (hard to say whether it was before or after Sygate and the BSODs, it seems to have been creeping up for a while) Firefox developed an increasing tendency to hang. It reached the point where it was basically non-functional for a good quarter hour after connecting. During that time doing anything - maximising or minimising windows, accessing the start menu - took forever. Then Firefox started crashing - constantly. I worked my way through the official trou... Read more

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I have ASUS G72.
Logmein software is able to wake the computer up with On Board Wake up is disabled or enabled in BIOS.

I have also Toshiba L505D.
Logmein software can wake the computer up only if Wake up on LAN is enabled in BIOS.

What is the difference between ASUS BIOS's On Board Wake up option and Toshiba BIOS's Wake up on LAN option?

UPDATE: I found out that ASUS's Option was for diskless boot and using network hard disks as hard disks. Nothing to do with Wake up on LAN.

Answer:Difference Between Wake up on LAN and On Board Wake up on LAN ???

One thing that could make a BIG difference here is the fact one is a PC and the other is notebook. The ATX Form Factor standard for PCs calls for the power supply to deliver +5Vsb standby voltage to various parts of the motherboard, to include the front panel power switch, RAM (for hibernate modes), and various devices (keyboard, mouse, NIC) for such "Wake on...". commands.

A notebook, however, does not have this standby voltage because obviously, it would run down the battery if the charger is not plugged in.

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My PC is fairly new and I'm having problems with slow shutdowns/restarts and slow sleep/wakes. Recently it seems to fail waking altogether and restarts after a while instead. Usually during waking I just have a black screen for a long time before the reset/restart but sometimes I see the Windows log-in screen but it's unresponsive.
The problem predates my CPU undervolting and doesn't seem to change when I switch RAM settings back to Auto instead of XMP (I my RAM necessitates some kind of overclock in order to function at its rated speed).

Can anyone advise how to proceed? Thanks.
System specification below. This forum has a fantastic design that eliminates the form of pasted lists of information. That's just great for preventing people from reading it. I was worried someone might have read this information.
OS: Win 10 Pro 64-bitMainboard: ASUS Z170 Pro GamingCPU: Intel i7 6700 (6th gen), Stock HSF, Undervolt Offset -0.15 V, LLC 4RAM: Corsair LPX Vengeance 2x8GB DDR4-3000 (CMK16GX4M2B3000C15)Graphics: Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950Sys Drive: Samsung Evo 750 SSD, 250 GBData Drives: OCZ Vertex 2 SSD, 60 GB; WDC WD1002FAEX-00Y9A0, ~1 TB; WDC WD2003FZEX-00Z4SA0, ~2 TB; WDC WD2002FAEX-00MJRA0, ~2 TB; RAID 0, ~300 GB [Maxtor 6B160MO x 2]PSU: XFX TS 750W (P1-750S-NLB9)Bluetooth: Parani UD100 Bluetooth USB AdapterMonitor: LG 21.5" W2246S-BF 16:9 Wide LCD Monitor 1920x1080 5msLogitech G500 mouse, K120 keyboard.UEFI BIOS divergence from optimised default settingsAI Overclock Tune... Read more

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My main system has Windows7 and I have an HP Proliant Microserver with Windows Home Server 2011 (probably irrelvant) and Wake on LAN hardware. The server is "off" right now, but the LAN activity light is blinking, so the LAN card has retained power (for the W-o-L function).

Do I have all I need to wake the server from my desktop, or do I need to install extra software (to send the "magic packet", to wake the server). If I need 3rd party software, then what is recommended?

I've tinkered with WoL during my professional IT career, but never really had much serious use for it, but now I have systems of my own, I'm more interested in getting it working.

Answer:Wake server with Wake on LAN

It has been a long time since I played with WoL. You might already have what you need to send that "magic packet", but this little 3rd party tool might be easier to use:
WakeMeOnLan - Turn on computers on your network with Wake-on-LAN packet

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computer gets stuck in a loop when waking from sleep mode. as always I have to hold the power button so I can get it out of the loop but this last time
something caught my attention when booting up. a error message bios had crashed and loaded backup bios files. I hope I can find the help I need to correct this issue.

info that may be useful.
motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-X79-UP4
bios date: 7/16/2012
processor: intel i7-3820 @4.0GHz
RAM- 16GB [NOTE: system info only shows 8GB]

will supply system summaries on request

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Hi.

My windows explorer crashes and restarts every time I perform some action (e.g., opening a file, moving a file, saving a file). I get the standard "windows explorer encountered a problem and needs to shut down; sorry for the inconvenience" message. In addition, trying to attach a file (mostly word documents) crashes the web browser - IE and firefox simply close, chrome gives an error message "plug-in crash - shockwave flash" and becomes unresponsive.

I very much appreciate your help.

DDS.txt log:

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Uriel at 17:33:34.10 on Wed 12/23/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1022.94 [GMT 2:00]

AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symant... Read more

Answer:Windows explorer crashes constantly, browser crashes upon attaching files to emails

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------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.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.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.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No inp... Read more

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this is the log i did with hijackthis! Please advice
and also my download speed varies when i check it on the online speed-o-meter, is there like a downloader or trojan of some sort?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:37:05 PM, on 8/30/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users.WINDOWS\Application Data\EPSON\EPW!3 SSRP\E_S30RP1.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindServiceAE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy2ZS\DVDAudio\CTDVDDet.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\ASUS\GamerOSD\GamerOSD.exe
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Thanks for listening, as my user name reflects I am now into stuff I'm ignorant about.

History.

Had this computer a little over a year, I7 with 16gb of memory, windows 7 ultimate. etc

About a month ago, started seeing BSOD's. The BSOD would normally reflect "Memory Management" as the cause.Then the browsers started crashing, tried chrome, firefox and IE. Have removed and re installed all of them. I continue to received "windows has recovered" screens.

Was reading this thread, attempted the memory test via CD, it ran for several hours (actually alowed it to run all night. When I went to bed it was on test 8, the errors were moving from 0 to 32767. I got up this morning, same numbers, same test #. Seemed like it was stuck on that run even though the error numbers were still changing.

I have down loaded and ran who crashed. It's conclusion is :

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12 crash dumps have been found and analyzed. A third party driver has been identified to be causing system crashes on your computer. It is strongly suggested that you check for updates for these drivers on their company websites. Click on the links below to search with Google for updates for these drivers:

shareduserdata.sys

If no updates for these drivers are available, try searching with Google on the names of these drivers in combination the errors that have been reported for these drivers and include the... Read more

Answer:Browser crashes, windows crashes, memory test won't complete, BSOD

If Memtest86+ is showing up errors, then there are hardware issues present. It's just discerning what hardware is bad. Initial suspect obviously is memory, but the unusual case makes it think it's some logic error like some CPU failure or something. It's also possible that when burning it to CD that the Memtest itself got corrupted somehow (i.e. bad burn).

16 GB is a lot of memory on a consumer motherboard. There is the possibility that while your motherboard can handle 16GB of memory, that 16GB of the actual memory model that you're using may not be supported. Certain configurations of memory can have problematic issues. So while the memory sticks themselves may not be bad, the actual 16GB setup of them may break things.

Have you tested system stability with reduced amount of RAM, like 1/2 sticks of RAM, as well as running Memtest on a couple passes for each separate stick?

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Windows7_Vista_jcgriff2.zip

? OS - Windows 7 Ultimate
? x64
? OEM
? System age: ~1 year
? OS Age: About 6mo

? CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 Processor 3.4Ghz
? Video Card - AMD Radeon HD 6670
? MotherBoard - ASUS m4n68t-m
? Power Supply - 650W (I think, I can't seem to find any information on it)

? System Manufacturer: Cyberpower

I'm not entirely sure what is going on. I thought I fixed the BSOD problem a few months ago but my computer has been crashing recently. Let me know if I did anything wrong with the report!

Thanks for all of your help!

Here is the latest crashes error:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 109
BCP1: A3A039D899BFB970
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: 727A71B88106E0B1
BCP4: 0000000000000101
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Answer:BSOD Multiple crashes, thought the problem was fixed, but now my system crashes again

Turn on Driver Verifier. Select all checks except Force Pending I/O Requests, Low Resource Sim, and IRP Logging. Restart afterwards. Provide us any new crashdumps.

Note that the latest crashdump can occur commonly from RAM issues. You should run at least 7 passes of Memtest86+.

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I'll keep this short and sweet because I know how busy you guys are.
I built a gaming computer from scratch, there were a lot of problems even getting it working initially this time, as compared to the last one I built that I had zero problems with ever.
I am getting a lot of BSOD's, games freeze and crash, movies freeze and crash, and streaming does too. In addition, I am getting an error occasionally with the GPU that tells me it has timed out and reset the GPU. I used the windows recommended fix for this and set the response timeout time to 8 seconds, since I have done so I have only seen this problem once. I was wondering if I had too little power for my system, but I have seen threads with similar problems that have plenty of power. I followed the instructions to the best of my ability, and you should find all of the information you have asked for below. Please don't hesitate to ask for anything else you may need. I truly appreciate what you guys are doing here for so many people.
 
 

· OS - Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista ? Windows 7 Ultimate· x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64· What was original installed OS on system? W7 Ultimate x64· Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Purchased auth key, downloaded and mounted files to flash drive for install· Age of system (hardware) less than 6 months, components purchased separately... Read more

Answer:custom build, gaming, BSOD, game crashes, streaming crashes

IMO, the suggested fixes for the TDR timeout of the video card only conceals the problem - it doesn't fix it.If the card is timing out, then fixing the cause of the timeout is preferable (IMO) to just lengthening the timeout. Unfortunately it appears that the system has pirated software.Please get a legitimate copy installed and we'll be glad to help.Here's suggestions on how to ensure that your version is legitimate:  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/genuinePlease be aware that we may not be able to fix it (as the hacks that were done to activate it will cause the OS to behave differently than we expect it to). If that's the case, our efforts to help may just waste your time. Secondly, the forum rules prohibit assisting with pirated software - so the topic would be closed if that is the case.As a courtesy, I will offer an analysis of your issues using the reports you provided.I will not answer any questions about the analysis until the system is made legitimate.If you do make it legitimate, please submit a new set of reports for us to check.Just FYI, sometimes the owner won't know about this.  So here's 2 scenarios that might ring a bell:- if they had a "friend" help with the computer - and the "friend" installed a pirated copy.- or they used a copy that they had from another OEM computer.  The OEM license is tied to the hardware that it came from - so you can't just use it on another system (that means that it's pirated).And here's the analysis... Read more

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Got this dual core optimization program i installed. when it was on as soon as windows would boot up, it would crash and reboot. so i went into safe mode, disabled it from starting up. i tried to uninstall it, and it crashed when i tried to uninstall it. right now its still installed but startup control panel is preventing it from launching and crashing my computer. wouldnt mind so much, but i tried installing quicktime and it said i can't install until the program is disabled. any clue where i should start in getting rid of this mess? i dont have any restore points, and avast isn't showing it as a virus.windows xp service pack 3 dual core amd 2 ghz

Answer:Dual Core optimization program crashes when its on, crashes when i try to uninst

What is the name of the program? Have you tried to go to its web site for instructions on how to uninstall it?

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Hello everyone. This morning I turned my computer on to find that Explorer.exe had crashed. I attempted restarting explorer.exe but every time it attempted to restart it would just crash.

Details:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: explorer.exe
Application Version: 6.1.7601.17567
Application Timestamp: 4d672ee4
Fault Module Name: comctl32.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.10.7601.17514
Fault Module Timestamp: 4ce7c45b
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 000000000010343c
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 7788
Additional Information 2: 7788129339cffbb182e4c538402e9d22
Additional Information 3: 44dd
Additional Information 4: 44dde8a5ebcc1fd558b2464fa8226f18

I have already begun a System Scan using sfc /scannow in Command Prompt...which just finished upon writing this up an Windows didn't find any "integrity violations"

I have NOT installed the latest Windows Updates only because I haven't gotten around to doing it. I have also read on other forums that Microsoft Security Essentials seems to be the culprit but I wanted to come here to verify that with you guys before I start messing with Windows essential applications.

What I will do in the meantime while waiting for an answer here is run a chkdsk and a virus scan(AVG).

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: Rebooted my computer and Explorer.exe now runs fine. The problem I'm going to run with is intermittent but... Read more

Answer:Explorer.exe Crashes, attempts restart, crashes again. Details Inside

Are you running both AVG and MSE? If so, remove one or the other. Having two security programs that accomplish essentially the same tasks can cause conflicts due to them accessing the same system files or system resources simultaneously. It is possible this is the behavior that is causing your explorer.exe issue.

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Win XP sp3. Google chrome occasionally crashes and so does shockwave flash. Sometimes get windows blue screens. During scan Malwarebytes found 2 infected files and then immediately crashed, then computer automatically restarted.
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DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by A at 18:26:48 on 2011-08-11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.458 [GMT 3:00]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast5\avastUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\A\Local Settings\Application ... Read more

Answer:Malware bytes crashes during scan, Chrome browser crashes

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Hey guys, I'm going on my 10th hour of trouble shooting here.

Started my PC this morning, went and opened Steam, then windows explorer crashed without a message (Task bar disappeared) and locked up my whole PC for about 5 seconds before the BSOD. Rebooted to install "WhoCrashed" to read the minidump. During this process, I went through about 6 other crashes of the same nature. It doesn't seem to be dependent on load, however, because it'll happen just sitting idle on the desktop too.

On the most recent crash, I noticed that around the same time explorer crashed, my Razer keyboard and mouse both died out, leaving me no control.

I just got a new graphics card (NVIDEA Geforce GTX 960 4GB) 2 weeks ago and it was all fine up until now, so I'm not sure if it's related. We put in a Coolermaster CPU cooler at the same time, new thermal paste, etc. and all temperatures are normal (about 90 degrees F, same as always). None of my temps are off from what they've been for the last 2 years, and I don't think I've ever had a BSOD on this custom PC.

Updated NVIDEA drivers from safe mode, started looking into Motherboard updates, but not applying any because I can't even tell what I have already. Everything is fine and dandy in safe mode.

So, please, for the love of all things holy, someone help me out here... I'm good with PC's but I'm at my witt's end here. Attached you should find the proper log and an image from Speccy. Had to take it with my phone beca... Read more

Answer:Windows Explorer crashes, no message, then everything crashes randomly

the dump point to wininit.exe, the windows startup process, the crash was caused by the termination of a critical system thread or process which means that somehowwinint.exe was terminated and crashed your computer, all we have to do now is work out why and how the process was terminated, if it didn't happen untill you installed the graphics card it could be thaat it is doing something that is affecting wininit.exe

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Hi all, I seem to have a pretty worrisome issue with my (relatively) new Y510p: I was using the internet when my Y510p unexpectedly crashed. No blue screen or other indication of what had occurred showed up on the screen - the computer completely shut off. After this initial crash, the computer automatically turned on again, booting up to my desktop as normal. I proceeded to continue using the internet hoping the occurance was an anomaly, but after around 2 minutes of use, the laptop crashed again. The left hand side air vent (next to where the charging cable plugs in) then proceeded to activate and vent air rather vigourously for around 20 seconds, before also shutting off. After this, the laptop power button lights up for about half a second after pressing, and then crashes/refuses to boot. Notes of interest: - The battery charging light is still on when the charger is connected to the laptop - The laptop appears to be turning on when I press the power button and then almost instantaneously turning off again - The automated venting after the second crash makes me thing it was a heating related issue, however it isn't very hot here at the moment (18C), the laptop was elevated over a USB fan, and nothing intensive was being run (only Chrome) The weird thing is that the laptop has worked perfectly for a month and a half or so, and then suddenly one day after getting home this issue occurs. I'd greatly appreciate any help or insight that anyon... Read more

Answer:Y510p crashes, turns back on, crashes again, and now won't start

Hey i have this same problem!! Did you ever find a solution?? I think I might just have to contact customer support.

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Hi, I fear that my PC has become posessed by a 'PC SPRITE' or 'Computer Gnome'. This is now my fourth attempt to post this topic.Every time that I restart my system I will have from one to five generic hosts to crash. Internet Explorer has been freezing up and not responding. This has been happening fairly often. Sometimes only two or three times a day, but at other times it happens with every IE that is opened within just a few minutes.So far I have run Microsoft AntiSpy, Ad-Aware SE, and Spybot Search & Destroy. All have came back clean. I have ran ewido, avast!, and Fix-It Utilities 5 anti Virus scans. All have came back clean.I ran Trend Micro's online scanned. It came back clean. I ran TrojanHunter. It came back clean. I ran CWShredder. It found and fixed > CWS.MSConfig < however, that little bugger has reapeared and been fixed twice more since then. It just keeps reapearing on it's own, so I'm not sure if I have actually killed it off or not.Something weired is happening with my sounds too. All of the system sounds have stopped working. I use an internet dictionary that has a pronunciation feature and it's sounds will work from time to time.All of the above is on an administrative account. There is one limited account on my PC, and when I signed onto it I pulled up Henery's severe weather video, It had sound! Not so on the admin account.I also use the internet answering service CallWave, and I have been unable to retrive any of my messages online. Ever... Read more

Answer:Constant Ie Crashes, Generic Host Crashes,& Pc Restarting It's Self!

I dont see anything harmful here. Have you tried reinstalling your sound card drivers?

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Hello all,

recently my windows xp(sp2) has just encountered a massive set of problems that all started appearing all at around the same time.
1. I cannot install/uninstall any programs, ANY programs, be it warcraft 3, firefox, or word processing applications or anything. What happens is the installer starts up, then when it starts to install or uninstall, it just hangs there completely.
2. Programs that are in use on the computer crash randomly. MSN messenger randomly crashes and just locks up itself and all conversation windows. IE sometimes hard locks itself without prior provocation. Firefox, ms word, windows media player... anything and everything hangs at random intervals.
3. Interestingly enough, when any program hangs, even taskmanager (ctrlaltdel) is unable to close the locked up program. It is stated there as not responding, but when i click end task either of two things happen: a) taskmgr ignores my request entirely b) taskmgr ITSELF hangs (the title says "windows task manager (not responding)"
4. Computer cannot shut down. Clicking the shut down icon on the windows menu lags the entire computer and the menu to restart shutdown or log off never appears. As a result i have taken to manually pulling the plug. Obviously this cannot continue.

I have avast4 which is updated and there doesn't seem to be any viruses or spyware. Also when a program hangs, it doesn't take up more cpu than normal; cpu usage always remains the same (around 0 to 10 for me)... Read more

Answer:Random crashes, taskmgr crashes, cannot install/uninstall

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Okay, so I got this new computer (about 2 years ago LOL) but it crashed everytime I started it. So, I gave it to my kids... now I'm finally around to trying to fix it. It has Vista Home Premium. I've run all the updates. When It comes back on (in safe mode) it asks if I want to see why it crashed. It always comes back telling me I need to update my BIOS. So, I check the version... and it is up to date (I did actually DO the update once). It still crashes. I can't make a backup disk in safe mode from my partitioned portion of the hard drive. When I tried making the backup NOT in safe mode... yes, you guessed it... the system crashed. Someone please help me.

My son has Vista on his computer. Can I make a bootable recovery disk from his partioned portion on his hard drive? If so, how do I find my Windows Vista serial number?

I hope someone can please help me. I'll be patient... I've waited this long, what's a bit longer

Thanks All!!
 

Answer:Vista Crashes;can't make backup disk b4 it crashes: HELP!!

maybe this can be of some use http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/
 

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how can i reset my dell inspirion to factory settings without using start up discyes window7i need 2 restore to factory start up settings i cant find my start up disc

Answer:crashes repeatly i can dosystem restore but imeately crashes

Warning: This will wipe all of your drive so back up any files you want to save to an external drive.Look here:http://www.dell.com/support/trouble...You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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My computer will crash whenever I open Opera, im not sure what the problem is either, although i have a session of different links on there which may or may not be related to the problem. It just started to freeze and crash my computer after I started opening it. My computer will also freeze up and get extremely slow after at random times, not sure if its random or not since theres no definite trend to it but my computer will freeze, no black screen or blue screen though, but the music in the background will continue playing normally and sometimes if im doing something like changing the window im viewing or the such during the freeze, it will execute that change in windows extremely slowly, taking like a minute or so but its extremely slow after that so i'd have to restart anyways. Also, Opera had a more definite crash than this, being unable to do anything. I'm not sure whether its a virus or not since I have found viruses that do similar things before on my computer but malawarebytes anti-malware and superantispyware free doesn't detect any viruses. Also, this does not occur all that frequently, for example: it doesn't really occur when im playing a game full screen like warcraft 3 or fallout 3 but it usually happens when im playing like a windowed game and viewing websites (these websites probably dont contain viruses or the such) on google chrome or playing a windowed game and viewing a manga via images or the such. I can also leave my computer on overnight and it wouldn... Read more

Answer:Starting opera crashes me, and random crashes in general

check the Sticky Thread and go through Osiris's Guide first. See if we can get something working on the PC.

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This happened recently after my sister downloaded something from the internet, and when I opened the folder to transfer it to her flash drive, a notification popped up telling me that, "Windows Explorer has crashed," and then it restarts (not the computer, just explorer. It sort of "refreshes" the desktop), then loads, and then crashes again.

I can still use my laptop normally from adjacent accounts, and when I tried deleting the file (the source of all of this, I'm assuming) it says that I need the permission of my main account, even though this account that I am currently using is also and administrator.

Can someone give me a little help? If there is none to be found I can use this side account for a while until something can be done, but it is incredibly inconvenient.

I am using Windows 7 currently.
 

Answer:Windows Explorer crashes, restarts, then crashes again

The computer is probably infected with a virus or other malware. Post this in the Virus and Malware Removal forum:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/menu28.html
 

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Im confused, but I will describe this best I can:

explorer.exe crashes when viewing folders or anything built on explorer.exe (I guess) at exactly 11 seconds in on them. It also randomly crashes every couple hours. Im extremely confused by all this and wondering if anyone knows what is going on.

Thanks to anyone who helps or attempts to do so.
 

Answer:XP SP2: explorer.exe randomly crashes and always crashes when in folders

Have you done any recent updates or installed any new software to the computer?

Also, I would suggest downloading HiJackThis! and then including the log file in a post so that it can be looked at by one of the qualified agents here in order to help you out. Also you might try downloading and installing MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware and running it. I have found that program to be quite helpful in identifying potential OS issues.

If you are getting explorer.exe crashes as often as you say, then there may be more serious damage to your operating system that will potentially result in a clean reinstall.
 

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I have 2 Acer Aspire V5 572 Series.  Both have general crashes nearly every day.  Every day or two my pc will become sluggish and somewhat unresponsive.  If I go into the task manager and restart windows explorer.exe, the pc will work just fine for another day or two.  My wifes pc will crash at least once a day.  Programs will become unresponsive and crash without warning.  Customer files that have taken hours to develop and design will be lost when this happens.  I don't know what the issue is, but Acer has been my go to laptop since my first one several years ago.  All other brands have fallen short when Acer has always come through.  I would really like to get this issue fixed, but I can't really figure it out.  Thanks

Answer:Windows 8 Explorer crashes/ General crashes

have you tried to restore to factory defaults

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I was having similar issues on windows 7 X64, recently updated to 10, issues are still here. Computer will crash during gaming, sometimes it lasts a while or crashes pretty immediately, afterwards, attempting to start the computer will trigger many crashes during startup.

Errors all appeared to be in the kernal, suspect a hardware issue. PSU? Memory? Possibly GPU?

Steps I have taken:

-Complete reinstall and update to ten
-Update Motherboard Drivers
-Update GPU drivers
-Update DX
-Memtest (Pass) (considering running again)
-ChkDsk (Pass)
-SFC (some errors found that cannot be fixed)
-Reseated/Cleaned memory and GPU
-Dusted and cleaned inside of case
-Tested power supply (slightly undervolt i.e. 4.9 on 5 lead 11.9 on 12 lead)

Steps I have not taken

-Flash BIOS
-Throw computer out of the window

Please find attached the requested dump logs,

As a side note, windows ten doesn't appear to blue screen, it just crashes.

Please help!

Thank you for your attention.

Answer:Crashes during gaming and followup crashes on restart

Heres my rather lengthy memtest, I think I can rule out memory as the issue

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If any of you have a radeon card (might apply to nvidia cards too) and you have been experiencing random crashes to desktop / reboots / VPU Recover windows ...Go into you r bios and change the vid card core voltage to 1.7v, if 1.7 doesnt fucntion, use 1.8. That should fix 95% of all of you crashing problems.

I had tried everything to fix these crashes, formatting HD, reinstalling windows...I even bought a new power supply. None of it worked but since i switched to 1.7v I have had no problems in any games and no crashes at all. It was set to the default 1.64v unbeknownst to be.

Anyways if youve tried everything like me...give it a try I think that it will fix it.
 

Answer:A FIX for random game crashes and Vid Card crashes!

Ummmmmmmmm... I'm sceptical... I think voltages generally aren't meant to be messed with... if you do, just know that you may run the risk of frying your card...
...right??? not all cards run on the same voltage, and if it's supposed to run on something lower, it could get fried, right?? and then if it's supposed to run higher than that, MAYBE some bugs would get fixed, but wouldn't the card also run slower??

Which radeon card do you have anyway?

EDIT actually, it looks like the standard voltage for AGP cards is 1.5v... upping the voltage will (I believe) up performance a little, as well as heat generated. Too high a voltage, however, will result in BSODs and the like.
 

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This BSOD has been going on for some time and I finally found this forum. I'm suspecting it is RAM, but I want to be sure before doing the 'shotgun' approach.

I'm hoping someone can help me and I have the downloaded the SF Diagnostic tool and I've uploaded the ZIP folder to this thread.

Thank you,
Brad

Answer:3 crashes in one night and numerous crashes other days

Hi ibradh.

Update your ATI/AMD display driver to the latest WHQL.
You can get it from the link in our forum, Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7, or you may go to AMD Graphics Driver and Software and opt for Automatically Detect and Install the appropriate driver for your card.


During installation, you may opt for advanced installation, and install the display driver only, not the Catalyst Control Center.

Update relatek network driver from Realtek. Get the Win7 and WinServer 2008 R2 Auto Installation Program dated 2013/11/26.

Update NETGEAR WNDA3100v2 N600 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter driver from Welcome to NETGEAR Support.

When an old computer crashes during games (BF4) we need to know the following information:

Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Is the computer hot? Report us the heat of the computer after a couple of hours of your normal usage. Upload a screenshot of the summery tab of Speccy. Alternatively, you can publish a Speccy snapshot too: Speccy - Publish Snapshot of your System Specs .

Check if the Power Supply Unit (PSU) supplying adequate power to the computer or not.
eXtreme Power Supply Calculator

Let us know the results.
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Hi guys,
 
I just joined the forums today.
 
My issue has to do with basically every internet browser I have and Nvidia Geforce Experience.  Whenever I open chrome and opera, both of them crash instantly.  Additionally, whenever I open firefox and edge and go to certain pages such as get.adobe.com or opera.com/download, the websites crash.  On IE, it does basically the same thing; the only difference is that I go to the webpage it generally crashes on and it says IE stopped responding, but IE is still loading the webpages and I can still add a new tab!  Also, after getting an alert yesterday from Geforce Experience that a new video card driver was available, I clicked on the alert, only to have a window pop up saying that it crashed.  I tried to open Geforce Experience again.  Crashed again.
 
After trying to use a system restore point from October 18, 2016 (before I had this issue) I still had this problem.  A Microsoft support rep said that it is most likely a virus.  I did have trend micro officescan installed at the time, however, but i'm guessing some viruses can get past your security.
 
The only change I can remember is installing MSI Afterburner.  I may have downloaded a thing or two, but only used trusted sites to download from (Cnet, Opera, sourceforge).
 
As a last resort, I tried to used Darik's Boot and Nuke using a USB drive that I used Universal USB Installer with to put the DBAN iso on there... Read more

Answer:Browser Crashes, Application Crashes in Windows 10

How to receive help diagnosing Blue Screens and Windows crashes - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic176011.html
 
Louis

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Ehhh hell ! :- )

Anyway

I bought new GPU. Titan X. Plug it in. Hell begun. Crash after crash nightmare. Anyway 6 months down the line I tried

2x CPu
2x Mobo
2xRam
2x PSu
3x GPu
5xHDD

And errors still happen...

So here are some of errors... any hints as to what is wrong? :- )

The program VREDPro.exe version 8.0.4.8037 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed. To see if more information about the problem is available, check the problem history in the Action Center control panel.
Process ID: 3d9c
Start Time: 01d1383392215cbf
Termination Time: 1237
Application Path: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\VREDPro-8.04\bin\WIN64\VREDPro.exe
Report Id: 7c1b1df5-a432-11e5-827a-305a3a774064

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Application Hang

- EventID 1002

[ Qualifiers] 0

Level 2

Task 101

Keywords 0x80000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2015-12-16T20:33:33.000000000Z

EventRecordID 6832

Channel Application

Computer Master-PC

Security


- EventData

VREDPro.exe
8.0.4.8037
3d9c
01d1383392215cbf
1237
C:\Program Files\Autodesk\VREDPro-8.04\bin\WIN64\VREDPro.exe
7c1b1df5-a432-11e5-827a-305a3a774064
55006E006B006E006F0077006E0000000000
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Binary data:
In Words

0000: 006E0055 006E006B 0077006F 0000006E
0008: 0000
In Bytes

0000: 55 00 6E 00 6B 00 6E 00 U.n.k.n.
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Answer:BSOD - + lots of app crashes - 6 months of crashes...

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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HI there i have noticed recently that i have been getting odd explorer.exe restarts whenever i go to Control Panel-System & Security-Windows Update. After clicking windows update explorer will say it needs to restart and go ahead and restart itself. The problem is that it is completely random when it happens. I can't reproduce it 100% of the time. I thought it might be a memory problem but i ran memtest for 13 hours and no errors came up. I ran a chkdsk and sfc /scannow and both also returned no errors. I have disabled all non-microsoft shell extentions as well and that still hasn't stopped the issue. It doesn't bluescreen or even cause any other issues from what i can tell and i can continue using everything afterwards just fine and even go into the Windows Update without it crashing. It only seems to get messed up after a reboot. I also haven't been able to install any Windows SDK to check the dmp file myself.

Now a new problem i have been having is with the Witcher 2. During cutscenes the computer will lock up and my monitor will return "No Display" but my computer will remain on. I can't ctrl+alt+del or do anything. I thought it might be my temps but my gpu was registering 71c and my cpu was registering 42c. I have to hard reset everytime.

These are the errors i get in eventviewer when explorer crashes.

Faulting application name: Explorer.EXE, version: 6.1.7601.17567, time stamp: 0x4d672ee4
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Answer:Crashes while playing Witcher 2 and other explorer.exe crashes.

Hello Ether and welcome to Sevenforums.

BSOD Analyse

Graphics & Troubleshooting

Your Nvidia driver was pointed. To make a clean install of the driver and avoid left-over files proceed to the steps below. If you're having any questions regarding it just ask.

i) Make your way to Nvidia Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers
ii) Uninstall the Graphic driver you currently have and all its extensions (do not reboot yet)
iii) Download Driver Sweeper
iv) Get to safe mode (without network) and search for Driver Sweeper in your
v) Select all the Nvidia components and analyse them
vi) Clean them, head into Windows without internet and download the driver

Direct-X

There's also some pointers to your Direct-X files. Option one is that it could be the Direct-X files. Option two is that it could be a part of the Windows system files, as Direct-X is a part of that. To be one the safe side, update your Direct-X files.

Download: DirectX End-User Runtime - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

Other tips and tricks
Stop any type of overclocking.
Blow the Graphic Card fans.
Make sure that no hidden overclocking feature is on.
Download Speccy and make sure that temperatures are stable.
Make sure that the games you're playing has the latest updates and look for Q&A's, fixes and compatibilities.

Code:
VIDEO_TDR_FAILURE (116)
Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arguments:
Arg1: fffffa800b227010, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery con... Read more

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It's been a while since this started. I got my Gaming-oriented computer back in 2015 June. It was all nice, huge fps amount in almost everything I played, which made me really happy after years of gaming on a crappy PC.
Some months in, maybe even a year after, I started having problems. I recall having this start on Dark Souls 3: I remember playing the game and, suddenly, a white screen pops up. Computer frozen, buzzing sound in the background. I tried everything before, but after getting no response, I just pressed the "off" button on my computer. This started happening rather frequently ever since.
In LoL too: when the game started, after logging screen... "boom, randomly colored screen followed by a weird sound, have to reset my computer". It started happening in almost every game I played. It doesn't happen as often now in League.
Short ago I bought FFXIV. Great game. 1st day, no problem. 2nd day, got one of the usual crashes while playing. Now I can't play it at all! Whenever I start playing, my game crashes. I have a 30 day subscription I can't use because of this! :(
And all of this isn't the only problem. Since this started happening, I believe that my FPS have gotten lower in every game. Today, before writing this post, I checked my temps while playing League/Ninja Storm 4 Naruto Shippuden. CPU and GPU both at 45ºC while playing, don't think that's any bad!
I have no idea what the problem is. I hope someone here can help me! I haven't cleaned my computer in a wh... Read more

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I have windows 10 and i cant play any steam games because either my computer crashes with a red screen/freezes or the game its self just exits.I am not over lock to my knowledge and when the computer crashes the temps seem to be fine. my specs are fx8350 and 7970.

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Hello all,

I've been using Vista Ultimate x64 for a while now, and while I like it a lot, the seldom crashes I've experienced before have become more common.

Most of the time, it crashes when I'm playing video (any video through WMP). Sometimes, my nVidia driver will recover with the famous nvlddmkm.sys message. Mostly, though, my dual monitors just go black, and I have to restart. Once, the computer crashed (screens went blank, no blue screen or error) withOUT playing any video or anything -- I was just browsing the internet.

I am using a 7800GTX video card with 136.75 drivers. I have tried about 10 or 15 different types of drivers before this, and all with the same result.
Does anyone have any tips? Hopefully some new resolution for this old problem? Thanks
 

Answer:Vista Display Crashes and General Crashes

Yes, move back to XP and bang your problems are gone.

If you have to stick with Vista for some unimagible reason, start looking for memory problems. The stupid superfetch loads up your ram to full use just to make sure your system will get stability problems in case there's a problem in even one memory module on your system. That way people will spend more on hardware.
 

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When i go on Amazon, on many of the pages except for the Amazon home page, particularly item listings, I get this error message from Internet Explorer:"Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage"IE error msgAnd at nearly same time, I get an error message saying"TrueVector Service stopped working and was closed"TrueVector Errorand then my TrueVector Service (ZoneAlarm Security Suite) restarts.This started over a few weeks ago when a friend of mine sent me links to several items on Amazon to show me. The problem started from the very first links. I have had no problems of this kind before that dayAny help would be greatly appreciated.Below is my DDS.txt logDDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Thao at 18:37:54.70 on Tue 05/12/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3062.1520 [GMT -7:00]AV: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)FW: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Firewall *enabled*============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system3... Read more

Answer:IE "crashes" on Amazon, then TrueVector (ZoneAlarm) crashes right after

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.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_Sca... Read more

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My computer started crashing when I would try to run Norton AV . Then it started crashing when viewing pictures and videos. Took to repair shop and they could only find some spyware. I told that that everything was backed up so to just refomat. They also tested my ram and said it was fine in the testing but suggested changing it if the problem continued. It started crashing agian soon after getting it home. I replaced my ram and it still crashes. However yesterday I did get a successful virus scan.. everything looked fine with that. It is and Asus bourd, AMD 2200, Win XP with all the current windows updates. Any help would be appreciated.

PS
I had this problem a year ago and it seemed that replaceing a ram stick fixed it. When researching that someone suggested it could be the cache on the mother board. Could that be possible?

Boyd
 

Answer:Computer crashes. Have reformatted and changed ram, still crashes

hey dude i got a thing u can do first of all start the computer in safe mode then run your antivirus program and scan
next if there are any viruses that have been found you can then remove them
once done reboot and try scaning again but in normal mode to see if the problem has been fixed
 

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Hi,
Before Christmas I started getting browser and sometimes PC crashes. At first it seemed to be browser related. But the PC would also crash when idle. I tried disabling add- ons in Firefox and opening in safe mode. Tried using Chrome but it would crash with the message that Flash had malfunctioned. Then I started getting Stop messages and BSODs. (I hadn't installed and new hardware and, I don't think, installed any new big programs except for updates to existing ones.)
I emailed a few of the mini dump files to a friend. He said they didn't specify which drivers were causing the problem. But it might be something to do with the video or the network card. I rolled back drivers. No change. I updated drivers and uninstalled lots of programs. For a month everything seemed stable. Then the BSODs started to return. Infrequently at first but then more regularily. Sorry the story is a bit confused but it is difficult to remember every detail of what happened and the order I did things in.
The event viewer says that they are either error 1003 or 1001. Would someone be able to look at the recent minidump files and see if they specify any particular drivers? Or suggest any other steps I can take to cure the problem?
Thanks, John

XP Home SP3,Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 500GB WDC WD5000AAVS-00ZTB0, MS-7387 MoBo, GeForce 8400G:
(190.62_desktop_winxp_32bit_english_whql), Fujitsu Siemens A19-3A, VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet: (3.84.0.1)
 

Answer:Browser crashes, PC crashes, BSOD

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Win 7 and Skype 6.3 just plain hate each other. I cannot get that thing to install with crashing my machine. I recently looked through the Registry and found dozens (at least) of entries for Skype. I've tried to install Skype both with and without ZoneAlarm running - it makes no difference - everything crashes during the Skype install.

Regarding the Skype entries in the Registry - is there a liklihood this is what's crashing Skype, and do those entries have to be deleted. and if so, how?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU B800 @ 1.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 8043 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1924 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 286177 MB, Free - 175656 MB; D: Total - 14802 MB, Free - 1614 MB; E: Total - 4055 MB, Free - 1108 MB; H: Total - 2861575 MB, Free - 1936670 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3672
Antivirus: ZoneAlarm Extreme Security Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Skype crashes on install - and Win 7 crashes

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I recently bought 2 sticks of 256 (total 512) pc3200 Patriot dual ram for Battlefield 2. I origiannly had 512 (2x256) Corsier pc3200 ram. With toal 1gb i thought i could make my pc faster. But it was all a false dream. when i added the new sticks the computer kept on crashing and crashing.. then finally when it doesn't crash and i try to run BF2, the game closes righ after it loads to a server... so I thought it were the new sticks thats causing this.. so I took them out hoping it would go back to the way it was but same thing.. it crashes and crashes.. and when it doesnt and i try to run something that requres a lot of ram like a game.. it closes by it self...

i was running a very old 20gb hard drive as primary thats running xp pro and a pretty new 80gb western digital as secondary... so i thought it might be my old hard drive so i take that out and put a new 40gb thats running xp pro 64x, (which never gave me any problems and i saved it for emergency moments like this..) and still no luck... so i take out my secondary thinking its my power supply and still no luck... I tried to get my secondary hard drive to install a fresh copy of xp pro but keep getting errors...somebody PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me...I am about to cry...

my computer spec could be found at
geocities.com/rashidul99/fparts.htm
 

Answer:Too many crashes...Installed new rams.. but took them out and still crashes..

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I looked through a few similar threads, but none seem to be the same problem, so here goes...

I recently bought a new computer with XP pre-installed. I installed Office 2000 professional. This worked fine on my old computer under 98, but now it has lots of problems. My fav program ever written, Photodraw crashes upon startup, Frontpage crashes on Saves and Excel does whatever the hell it likes with my data. All other programs work fine so I'm assuming its not the hardware that has the problem.

When I got the computer it had Word 2000 and Works Suite already installed. I didn't remove these before installing office.

I was going to uninstall Office [and Word] and Works and then try installing office again. Will I be wasting my time? Does anyone know what exactly is going on?

Thanks

XX Marc
 

Answer:Help with Office 2000 on XP: Crashes and more crashes

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Hello alli hope you can helpbasically, the system is clean ive had no malware or virus problemsran scans with norton360v5, malwarebytes, superantispware, tdss killer, also ran live cd scan dr web etc, nothing found, plus ive had no problems virus/maleware wiseit has been doing this for a whilewhen system shut down on its own, i got error message on restart into windowsError CodeBCCode : ea BCP1 : 87DE3AB0 BCP2 : 8ACC5E00 BCP3 : 88D44540 BCP4 : 00000001 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 3_0 Product : 256_1i have to ctrl alt del, and start a new process explorer.exe to get back to the desktop, also having to end, drwatson.exe, and dumpprep.exe etc, on certain timesive also notices strangely, rather than a bleue screen the screen go completly black, and then i have to restart the system by pressing the restart button, again on startup i get an error code when logged into windows, igf i run a search on the computer explorer.exe will crash(encountered an error)i have a problem booting into safe mode it hangs at stpd.sys if i cancel loading the driver it still wont boot, the driver before is dcsnap.sys, i have looked into both drivers, i think stpd.sys was installed with deamon tools, so i uninstalled deamon tools and still cannot boot into safe modeso basically the two problems are explorer crashing and safebootAny help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:Dr Watson crashes and Explorer.exe crashes

Download BlueScreenView (in Zip file)No installation required.Unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.When scanning is done, go Edit>Select All.Go File>Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.

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Randomly when I am using my computer (Acer Extensa 5620Z laptop, Windows XP Pro SP2) I get the Microsoft Error report box saying Windows Explorer encountered a problem and needed to close and prompts me to send the error report to Microsoft. After I click Send or Don't Send (doesn't matter which one), I get another prompt saying Dr Watson encountered an error and needed to close.

Everything then locks up - Start Menu won't open and programs won't minimize or maxmize from the taskbar.

When this first happened I tried to use Task Manager to start explorer.exe again, it didn't work. I checked in the processes tab and explorer.exe was still listed. I tried to End Process on it and it stayed there. I then noticed that drwtsn.exe (might not be 100% correct) is listed, if I End Process on it, explorer.exe closes (Taskbar and start button dissapear) and I can then run explorer.exe again to fix it. Don't know if that helps at all.

I have run fullsystem scans with Windows Defender and Trend Micro Internet Security 2008 multiple times and both found nothing.
Any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:Explorer Crashes, Dr Watson Crashes

Have a look in the Event Viewer for any errors at the time of the freezes.To open the Event Viewer go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer. Alternately, go to Start > Run and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.Check in all the categories (Application, Security, System and Internet Explorer).If you find an error that occurred at the time right-click on it and select properties. Copy the information in the window and post it back here. This will help us diagnose your problem.How To Use the Event Viewer

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Indeed, things are a bit of a mess at present. Like I said, my MSN browser seems largely unaffected (which leads me to believe it's spyware or malware) MSN is affected in two main ways : Some shopping websites don't do anything when I hit the "next page" buttons. (Has ActiveX been partially disabled?) Also, when I attempt to download patches or any new freeware, I hit the "Download Now" button, I'm sent to the next page, which usually says "Thanks for downloading [whatever]" but no download has occurred.
IE does not "crash" until I attempt to open my favorites. If I simply click on an article on my homepage, everything continues normally. Interestingly enough, after I get the crash message in IE, I can close the message, and another window pops up stating that there is an error and IE will now close. There is an "OK" button on this second window. Until I click "OK," IE doesn't close and functions more or less normally with the same "quirks that are occurring in MSN.
This all began about three days ago. In the few days that preceded this change in my computer's behavior, 3 things of significance happened. In order, they are:
First, upon start-up (but not EVERY time), I began to receive a message stating that a certain webpage couldn't be opened. Sometimes the name is different, but it's always something inappropriate. I'm sure it's just spyware. I thought I'd eliminated it... Read more

Answer:Ie "crashes", Netscape Crashes, Msn Browser Ok

It sounds as if you're infected. My recommendation is to post a HijackThis log at the Hijack forum. Before you post, please read the pinned post Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log.

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Question: Wake on LAN

I take care of the computers for a Middle School, and have to start 3 classrooms of 30 machines each every day. I would like to automate this, and have been trying to make WOL work, without too much success. If there is anyone here who is successful with this, I will be happy to detail all my unsuccessful experiments, but it doesn't seem like many people do this with groups of machines, so I won't take the time unless there'e hope of help. I have downloaded the AMD utility and can wake many individual machines, but not a group. Thanks.
 

Answer:Wake on LAN

This may do the trick for you
LanHelper
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4470.html
 

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Question: wake on LAN

hi, ive got a windows 7 machine connected to a printer,

i want to be able to "wake on lan" this pc from one of my laptops

ive heard its possible, anyone know how??
 

Answer:wake on LAN

You need to make sure your hardware supports wake on LAN (WOL.) Configuring WOL comes in a couple of parts. First your motherboard has to support the feature. Next, your network card also needs to support WOL. From the motherboard's BIOS, you need to go to the WOL settings and set that part of it up. This ensures that power is still applied to the NIC so it can receive the magic packet which triggers the wake up. Depending on your NIC, you may have to wire in a jumper which connects the NIC to the motherboard via a 2/3 wire cable (I forget which one.) This cable is to provide the trigger voltage to get the motherboard to power up the system. Some NICs can do it via the PCI bus.

Last piece is to get the magic packet utility which crafts the WOL packet and puts it on the wire. The way the utility works is you enter the MAC address of the NIC you want to receive the magic packet.

If you're doing this to wak the PC so you can use the attached printer, you're better off just buying a print server.
 

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Question: Could not wake up

Hi, i have this thinkpad t400 laptop. The problem with it is that i pressed fn+f4 to let it sleep. When i got home, i switched on my laptop but the light display only the battery icon and the moon icon and thats all. There was no activity. This led to me losing all my information i have done previously. And, this was not the only time i encountered this problem. Can someone provide a solution? Thank you

Answer:Could not wake up

Hi, unfortunately I also encounter this problem once in a while. I know of no fix, but as the T400 also has other problems related to the sleep state I strongly encourage saving all work before going to sleep. Indeed, the drivers could be better (which is especially true for Win7). Greetz! M.T.

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Question: S50 - Wake On Lan

Hi, I'm trying to get 'Wake-on-Lan' to work with my S50-8086 but it won't wake up. Can anyone tell me what Bios settings I need to set in order to achieve this? Thanks for help!

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Question: Wake me up

I can NOT get my computer to wake up from sleep/hibernate mode by moving the mouse or hitting the eyeboard. I cant find a setting that allows for on resume.....I have to keep hitting the "reset" button which is really bothering !!!
Anyone can help me in this matter!!

Answer:Wake me up

Originally Posted by amitsa


I can NOT get my computer to wake up from sleep/hibernate mode by moving the mouse or hitting the eyeboard. I cant find a setting that allows for on resume.....I have to keep hitting the "reset" button which is really bothering !!!
Anyone can help me in this matter!!



Hi amitsa,

Maybe reading this tutorial will help you find a solution.

Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems

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Question: Wake 0n Lan

I have recently purchased the HP Notebook - 17-x032na as an upgrade from my previous HP Notebook. Unfortunately I cannot find a way of setting up Wake on Lan in the BIOS. Is there a way this can be done with this Notebook?

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Question: won't wake up!

My son has pressed either 'power' or 'sleep' on his computer key board, it closed down but will not wake up again. Monitor on amber, no sign of life elsewhere. Would appreciate advice.

Answer:won't wake up!

If the computer works after a reboot go into Control Panel, Power management and make sure that Hard Drive it set to NEVER power down

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Hello everyone!I've got x1 carbon 5th and wonder if there are options to wake PC other then WOL -  through WiFi or WWAN?Now i can only wake my PC from sleep or hibernation through ethernet card. But it requires my PC to be wired with ethernet cable. In BIOS i found only WOL settings. But in my WWAN (Sierra EM7455) power management settings there is option "allow this device to wake the computer". I also found via cmd through powercfg command that EM7455 is able to wake PC (but there is no option in BIOS). In turn in WiFi advanced tab there is option "resume with magic pocket", but in power management tab "allow this device to wake the computer" option is greyed out (also no option in BIOS for WOWLAN).So when my PC is in sleep or hibernation only WOL through ethernet card is possible. I think that when PC goes sleep or hibernate only ethernet card is powered and that is one of the causes (BIOS missing options could be also a reason).Am I missing something?Thx in advance for any help.Greetings! 

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Question: How to Wake UP

How can I wake up my yoga 500 15ISK from sleep or lid the screen? I try to press any key or pre the power button onece but no action, so please tell me.

Answer:How to Wake UP

Hi Mithona, Welcome in lenovo community, Please try to touch the touchpad, to wake up your machine from the sleep mode. Thanks,Joseph

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Spent hours on this and still no progress.

1. Windows 7 Ultimate as the host that I want to start up over the LAN.

2. Belkin router.

3. Laptop with Windows 7 Professional as the client.

In the BIOS of my ASUS P5W DH Deluxe, I have both "Power On By PCI Devices" and "Power On By PCIE Devices" enabled.

Under Power Management, I have "Allow this device to turn on the computer" checked.

While I want to eventually start this computer from a remote location outside of my home, right now I just want to get it working from within my LAN.

My power supply is rated at 2.5A for the +5VSB. There is a light on my motherboard even when the computer is off, and the NIC also has a activity light that is active.

I've downloaded several programs and tried to start my computer by using its MAC address.

I don't know if this is relevant, but I can start my computer when in SLEEP mode by clicking the mouse.

My objective right now is not to start this from SLEEP, but from shutdown.

Can anyone think of what I am not doing correctly?

Thanks.

Answer:WAKE ON LAN - Oh I really need help!

Maybe this program will help:
Nyxbull Software

Just make sure the Win 7 Ultimate computer is connected to the Internet (via. Ethernet Port)

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Question: Wake on Lan

Hi all,

I just can't get WOL working on a dell vostro 470. 
All tips are welcome  I've done the following:
-set the correct bios settings
-set the correct settings in the device manager
-installed simple TCP/IP services
-updated the bios and the LAN adapter too the latest version
-Used the dell command configure

Any help would be welcome

Answer:Wake on Lan

LENNAERT720,
Click the link below and follow the information listed in the article.
What Is Wake-on-LAN, and How Do I Enable It?

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Question: Wake-on LAN

I believe that I can set my WinXP home Acer TM 2423 laptop so that even when it is totally powered off, I can get it going from another PC anywhere on the Net. It specification said it is wake-on LAN ready. I have got remote access to it using VNC Server Service, but so far I have only been able to turn it off!! This access is through my Linksys ADSL AG241 router.Can anyone guide me?

Answer:Wake-on LAN

click here seems relatively straight forward and I must admit I`ll watch this thread because I would like to be able to do the same. Hope it helps.

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Anyone know of a program that I can use to send a wake on lan signal from one pc to another on my home network?

My main PC is my file server and sometimes I need access but the PC is off and I'm too lazy to go start it up from the other room
 

Answer:Wake on LAN - Help Please

http://www.sharewareconnection.com/powertask.htm

We use Altiris at work, but that's not free
 

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Question: Wake on Lan G50 70

Hi all,  I'm trying to get this working, if any one else has managed this? I've checked all the options in windows are correct and i've updated all my drivers and BIOS. I've also downloaded the patch from this website which is supposed to enable it, and still nothing.Literally the only thing I haven't done is enable it in the BIOS, because there is no option or advanced settings available. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Wes

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my pc was fine, went into sleep mode and now it won't wake up. Screen says compaq on it with a small mat with a ^ over the a in upper left hand corner. Any suggestions?

Answer:I can't get my pc to wake up

Have you checked the bios settings? you may be able to disable the sleep mode.http://www.winpst.com

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Hello,

I'm a non-technical guy so this is something that doesn't come easy to me like it does to many of you.

Basically, I have a computer in my closet that runs 10 hard drives. It's on all the time and only about 5 people access it throughout the day. In an average day, it sits idle for 18 hours and its hard to physically turn the PC on and off for one person here because he is in a wheechair. The problem is, it's costing me nearly $100 a month just to run the darn thing. I would like to put the computer into standby or even shut it down when I'm not using it and single wake it up when someone needs to use it.

However, I have no idea how to do this. The computer is a home built computer. Abit NF7, XP 2500+, 512MB of ram, 10 HD, windows XP SP2. I have no idea what to do in the BIOS or windows to get this to work.

Can someone help me find a freeware application and a step by step on how to do this? I'm really desperate to get this done. I read this: http://gsd.di.uminho.pt/jpo/software/wakeonlan/mini-howto/ and I also tried using http://www.dirfile.com/advanced_ip_scanner.htm to get it start again, but it just does not work.

please help me, I am desperate
 

Answer:How do I do Wake on Lan?

Most NIC cards will have a wire that can be run from that card to the Motherboard (if the motherboard supports it, I believe yours does), to allow for the PC to be turned on.
You must then go into the BIOS and enable it. I'm afraid I can't tell you exactly where. If you know how to get into the BIOS then simply go thru all the menu's until you find it. It should read something similar to "Enable WOL", "Wake on LAN", enable, something like that.

Once all this is done you can then go here - DSL Reports and use it to turn on your PC. You must know your IP address and your MAC address.

Hope that helps.
 

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Question: Wake on LAN

how can i do to activate wake on lan ?

Answer:Wake on LAN

Right click on My computer.  Click the Hardware tab.  Click Device Manager.  Double click your NIC (Network card).  Click the Power Management tab.  Put a check in the box, "Allow this device to bring. . ."  Click OK, Apply.





ThinkPad R51-1830-ADU - XP ProThinkPad T60-1952-AP2 - XP ProTwo ThinkCenter Desktops - XP Pro

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Hi all,
After the last build my Pc would not wake up, after some tweeking i decided to re-set all the Bios power settings to the Mother board manul`s default settings. Its worked fine up untill yesturday now I have to press the re-set button to wake the pc up again.
Is anyone else out there having this problem?.

Topper.

Answer:will not wake again

There was a supposed fix for this in this month's update on the 9th. I haven't had it happen since then but I don't use W10 most of the time.

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All I am trying to wake on LAN from S5 (complete shutdown state) on some z230 and z440 workstations. I've gone through the BIOS and the network card driver, enabled WOL in the bios, made sure that the power settings on the driver looked good and the device could wake up the computer, and I still cannot seem to wake on LAN. I know that WOL is not blocked on the firewall because I used a WOL utility that ensured that the magic packet was making its way to the destination computer. The magic packet was received on the computers with no issues. Is this maybe a power issue? What do I need to check? Any help would be appreciated, I am really stuck on this one, thanks

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Question: Wake on Lan Z 500

Hi,i have some problems to find an option WoL power manager in BIOS. Is it my fault, or this Lenovo don't have this option? Is here any other solution how to start/wake up my notebook from far? Every help to this topic is wellcome  PS: Sorry for my english  Thanks for answers.

Answer:Wake on Lan Z 500

Should it be in the connection properties and not in bios?

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Question: Wake on Lan

I am in school right now. I have a desktop in my dorm and a laptop with me when i got to class. I dont like to keep my computer on all the time. Is there a way for me to wake up my computer on lan without messing with router settings?

thanks
 

Answer:Wake on Lan

yes, you can. However it depends on several things.

1st being to find out if your school will allow WOL packets through routers. Where I work, they're blocked.

2 - what type of Wake Up packet does your computer accept?

If the schools routers block WOL packets, one way to get around this is to generate a simple program to ping around the subnet your machine is on, find a suitable host and replicate a subscript there to send the wake up packet. This is in essence like a virus replicating itself out, only not for malicious purposes, and you'll want to clean up all remnants of the replicated script.

You'll need the MAC address for the wake up packet as well. When I wrote some software for where I worked to accomplish this, the type of packet was the standard WOL packet which consisted of a single packet containing the MAC Address repeated 6 times. I haven't messed with this in a few years, but I some of the other WOL packet types may be a bit different.
 

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Question: Wake On lan

Ok so i did a little searching but i did not find the answer to my question so i thought i would post it here....

I have a dual boot xp/7, when i boot up in xp and shut off the computer i can use wol to to turn on the computer but when i boot up in 7 and shut off the computer i CAN'T use WOL to turn on the computer. I went into device manager>Network adapters>properties>advanced>wakeup capabilites and magic packet is enabled just like on windows xp. I also have the "Allow this device to wake the Computer" checked under power management. So im not sure what the problem is, does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks

Answer:Wake On lan

no one has any suggestions

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Question: XP won't wake up

Periodially when I try to wake up my computer in the
morning, nothing happens. I move the mouse, press the
space bar, press the Windows key, all to no avail. The
screen remains dark and blank. I have not enabled any
kind of hibernation. It seems that when I do enable it I
get a conflict with my modem card, at least that's what
the error message tells me. Sometimes I can reawaken the
machine by button pushing, but not that often. If I
remember the key combination to closing down (Windows
key/U/E ?) that will get me a clean shut down. Often as
not, I just resort to turning it off with the power
switch.

Is there some other way to get the darn thing to wake up??

Thanks,

Don
 

Answer:XP won't wake up

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Hi,I'd like to know how to get WoL running on my spectre x360. Realtec usb to lan connector is already configured to wake up on magic packet. Its power management is also configured to wake up my 2in1. The connector is able to to wake up another notebook but not this x360. Windows 10 quick start is switched off as proposed on many internet sites. But wol does not work. And I cannot find a Bios option to switch wol on there. Any idea?

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Question: Won't wake up

I can't start the machine!  The light is on but it won't wake up.  Help!

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Question: Wake up on USB

I have an hp laptop and i have it set up to an external display and my laptop is tucked away where opening the lid everytime i want to wake it up from sleep is too troublesome.

I was wondering if there was a way to wake up my laptop from sleep since my usb keeps turning off.

I have checked in my bios settings and i dont think i see anything in there relating to this and i also checked device manager.
In the device manager, i went to usb hub and checked which one powered my mouse and went to power management but the option to wake the computer up from sleep was grayed out and the option for turning power off to this device is still left unchecked.

How can i go about enabling my usb when my computer is in sleep mode?
 

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Question: WOL - Wake on LAN

I have 2 Win7 x86 machines on a LAN. I can wake the desktop (192.168.1.2) from the laptop (192.168.1.3) using mc-wol.exe utility and the appropriate MAC address.
I have also created a batch file that works manually, if I add to the startup folder it works but only when the local user logs on. How do I run the *.bat file during the boot sequence, without logging on? Is this possible in Win7?

Sorted, used Scheduled Task and created a new teask to initiate the batch file during start-up.

Answer:WOL - Wake on LAN

Shouldnt have to run any batch file... just enable WOL in bios and send the WOL signal to the pc u want to wake up.

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