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Same as dude 1234 CPU Grinding away at 100%?

Question: Same as dude 1234 CPU Grinding away at 100%?

Hi, I have the same/similar problem as dude 1234. Firefox using 100% CPUI didnt want to steal his post so I made my own.I have doing a bit of research on different things for browsers, this amongst them. (Well I dont know that its the browser actually).Every now and then my computer seems to just grind away, fans rev to their limit, windows wont open and the whole system drags for ages then to a total stop.It seems as though it is a memory problem, but having read that post, I wondered if it was my browser? I have a Pentium 4 CPU 3.00 Ghz 1.5GB of RAM. My computer doesnt always play up like that but it has its moments.The easiest way to get past it is to close everything and then restart F/F, this does cure it but is really inconvenient if I have lots of windows open.Can I do anything to cure this phenomenon please?

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Preferred Solution: Same as dude 1234 CPU Grinding away at 100%?

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Answer: Same as dude 1234 CPU Grinding away at 100%?

Well your computer is better than mine and, anyway, I have investigated and determined its not a processor or memory problem. Try using Opera browser and see if you think that eliminated the problem. I'd be interested to know."Browser" is the name of the software you use to download and display web material. Examples of browsers are:- Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Chrome.In case you are not familiar with the term "software", it means a computer program. Computers have hardware (all the electronic bits), and software (all the instructions that are given to the hardware to make it do something useful). My apologies if I have over-simplified this, but it sounded like you needed to know.

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Hello,I have a long column with numbers and I want to insert the symbol " ' " in the begining and in the end of the number as well as a comma " , " after every number.example: 1234 to '1234',Thank you

Answer:from 1234 to '1234', in excel

First, you realize that the numbers will no longer be "Numbers", but Text?Try this:With your number in cell A1, in B1 put this formula:=" ' "&A1&" ' , "I've separated it a bit so you can see that it is supposed to be:Equal sign, Double Quote, Single Quote, Double Quote, Ampersand, Cell Number, Ampersand, Double Quote, Single Quote, Comma, Double Quote.MIKE

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Right, got a brand new pc 2 weeks ago. Been really lovely to me so far, apart from the HDD grinding..
I've looked through the whole interwebs and a bit more but none on the solutions has helped me! I've disabled Super fetch and Windows search which helped a little. But i still hear grinding from my harddrive? is it just my case (ive removed the harddrive screws)?
I've been looking into the Reliabilty and Performance monitor and it looks like Svchost.exe is causing the problems.
Trying to get screenshots of it (in the reli and perfor montior) but for some reason its being quite quiet! Bah!

Light grinding
Semi grinding
Semi grinding 2
My system specs:
OS: Windows Vista 64 Ultimate

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (2400 MHz)
GPU processor: GeForce 8800 GTS 512 512mb
Motherboard: eVGA 780i SLI
RAM: 2 x 2gb OCZ Reaper PC2-6400
Soundcard: Creative X-FI ExtremeMusic
HDD: 750gb WesternDigital CavierSE16

Is there any other information i can give?
Thanks a lot!

Answer:Harddrive grinding and grinding and gri....

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Question: p7-1234

My p7 with Windows 10 freezes when put into sleep or hybernation. I have to do a cold boot, with complete disconnect to get it bac again. I see this is an issue with Windows 7 and there is a Bios update. I dont see such an update for windows 10. How do I fix this?  

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Question: matt 1234 thanks

thanks for the info XP on athlon 2600+

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Hi I wanted to upgrade my video card it a bit of a long story what happen my GPU it came with the computer died and had a computer repairman fix my computer now it has a really bad GPU in it and i really wanna play Final fantasy 14 at the best settings i can i personally would like High settings. i had an Radeon HD 7450 befor it died it didn't run the game well but at least it could run the game the video card it was replace with is a nvidia geforce 8400 gs (microsoft corporation - wddm v1.1) Which won't work with final fantasy 14 at all I am no pro at computers or video cards so i really need help with picking out a card to play Final fantasy 14 i be very grateful. As for my computer.   Motherboard M3970AM-HP (Angelica2) Manufacturer: Gigabyte Form factor: uATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) Chipset: AMD 970 Memory sockets: 4 x DDR3 Front side bus speeds: UMI (United Media Interface) 4 lane, 5 GT/s per lane Processor socket: AM3-b Expansion Slots: One PCI Express x16 (Gen 2.0) Three PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.0) One PCI Express mini card (for half-length add-in cards) with USB connector Processor AMD FX-6120 TDP: 95W Operating speed: 3.5 GHz (up to 4.1 GHz turbo) Number of cores: 6 Socket: AM3+ Bus speed: HT3 - 5.2GT/s Memory 10 GB Amount: 10 GB Speed: PC3-12800 MB/sec (runs as PC3-10600 in this system) Type: DDR3-1600.   If you need anymore info let me know Also as for the Bios its legty bios i think i spell that right. being a 2.0 so... Read more

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I have gleaned some info on computer fans, but would like to have a better understanding of them - as well as confirmation of what I believe to be correct. Thus far, I believe that most fans are 12 volt dc. red=12v+ & black=12v-. As I understand the third pin is a heat sensor (probably a thermistor reading to ground[12v-]). I have no idea what the fourth pin is for.

Answer:Solved: fan terminals 1234

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In excel, how can I convert 1234 to 1-2-3-4

Answer:In excel, how can I convert 1234 to 1-2-3-4

Custom Format: 0-0-0-0MIKE

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I have had windows 10 installed for several months with no issue. two days ago, at start up the computer goes to the blue screen, says it is collecting info and restarts, does it a second time and restarts then letting me get to the advanced tools. Scrubbed the web for suggestions and am currently running on the native display adapter after removing AMD display adapter and catalyst.

at the blue screen it states it is a video TDR failure and atikmpag.sys

cleaned all dust, checked for loose connections, installed latest drivers, tried the legacy beta driver, cannot roll back to an old version.

Other interesting notes: since dumping the drivers I cannot use google chrome and my external speakers do not work (but headphones do). Will also only display on an old dell monitor, will not go to HDMI monitor.

Am not super computer literate and lost for what to do next. Thanks!

? OS - Windows 10
? x64
? What was the original installed OS on the system? windows 7
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Upgraded during the free upgrade period. current build is anniversary
? Approximate age of system (hardware) 4.5 years
? Approximate age of OS installation (if you know) a few months
? Have you re-installed the OS? No

? CPU Fx-6120 AMD 6 core 3.49 ghz
? Video Card Radeon HD 7450 1GB DDR3
? MotherBoard M3970AM-HP
? Power Supply - brand & wattage 300w internal ATX that came with the... Read more

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  My computer will shut down while idle for awhile. It hasn't done it while I am working with it. But if I leave it for awhile , when I return, it has shut down. I have the door off and have been watching to see if it is a fan issue,  but I can't see it shut down so I do not know which fan it is, or both. Everything else is working fine on the computer and all of my programs.

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Which Function Key allows me to set up or modify BIOS on an h8-1234? I have found the following functions, f2 (Hdwr Diagnostics), f8 (Boot Mode Selection), and f12 (Boot Source), but nothing about BIOS setup. Thanks

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Answer:h8-1234 BIOS Setup, Which "f" Key?

Teneyck,Thank you for an easy inquiry------ F10 for BIOS

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whats are the buttons 1234 near display panel on the fujitsu siemens lifebook s7020 used for

Answer:what are buttons 1234 near the power button?

Do you mean the Quick Launch Panel?
1 - Internet
2 - Email
2 & 4 Programmable for your own choice of programs.

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Hi, Im having trouble locating some video drivers for an old Compaq Presario 1234 laptop, I have googled and tried the Compaq site to no avail :-( Can anyone point me in the right direction??

Answer:Video drivers Presario 1234...

Try click here. G

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I have a p7-1234 HP desktop with windows 7 and a HPLV2311 monitor.  Recently the computer started shutting down on its on for no reason after even short pauses.  I have changed the windows settings for power saving etc. to "never shut off" or whatever but the screen will go into a sleep mode at most any time and the computer follow suit repeatedly. The computer will not stay on long enough to run a "deep" virus scan with MSFT security essentials program. I have seen others with this problem.  I had my power source checked at a shop about a month ago and it is ok.

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Adaware SE 1.05 updates: My Norton Firewall 2004 indicates Trojan when Updates are requested from Lavasoft for Adaware SE[Blocking it]

Anybody experienced something similar ??


Answer:Backdoor Trojan on port 1234 from Lavasoft

Nope have absolutly NO clue what you are talking about. Nothing like that here.

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My Hard drive seems to keep running and I do not know how to make it stop, it just recently started doing this .
I have not made any upgrades so not sure what could have caused this.

Hoping someone can help.

Answer:HP H8-1234 Desktop PC Hard Drive Keeps Running

welcome to the forum...
How did you say this you touch the HDD its spinning up?

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So I decided to update my bios when my new SSD (Kingston HyperX 3k 120gb) was performing lousy.i updated the bios and I used the Bios update found HERE which is listed as good for my system.Everything weemed to go smoothly until after the restart, I got the lovely 8 beeps, telling me that something is screwedup with the CMOS or the BIOS.I reset the CMOS jumper settingsRemoved the cmos battery for up to 30 minutesSwitched frommy BFG 500W power supply back to the 300w factory unitSwitched from my HD 6870 Video Card back to the factory unitUnplugged all ram modules and ran with every conceivable seriesRemoved all usb devicesIve never had issues before, and am running windows 8 without any issues,until the Bios update. I need to find out if it is in any way possible to recover from what seems obvious as a botched bios flash.

Answer:8 beeps and no video HP H8-1234 after Bios Update

My current idea is to re-install the bios at bootup.Ive tried loading all the files found in the bios update onto a usb 1gb and 8gb drive formatted as FAT32, no avail.Renamed the .rom to HPBIOS.ROM again nothing on either usbAttempted usingthe win key+B key power on trick Ive seen for hp laptops and had no luck.I've found that the motherboard BIOS or CMOS problem (ROM) has very little information anywhere available even though there seem to be quite a few HP desktop systems that have used this specific model of motherboard.If anyones got any ideas, Im open for suggestions.

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I have problem with Edimax BR-6214K wired router.
I reseted it. But it don't accept thedefault password 1234 when I run quick-setup wizard.


Answer:Solved: Edimax BR-6214K problem with default 1234 password

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I have looked on this forum and found that several other people have had similar issues getting their HP Pavillion h8-1234 to boot up after putting in their GEFORCE GTX 950 graphics card. I am having the same exact issue. I understand that many have said that updating BIOS is the way to solve that issue but the HP website does not have any drivers for me to install. I've gone through all of the recommended channels but there is no driver updates. Here is the link to where I've been told to search: but there is nothing there. Maybe the BIOS is not the issue and someone can recommend another way to solve the problem? Thank you all in advance.

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Question: Dude

Ok so this happened on my old XP machine, and just recently on this Vista one.

As far as i can tell, it is harmless, and i have barely noticed it, but it is a little frustrating.
All it is, is some virus or something. All that happens is some guys voice (maybe about 20 year) comes on the speakers saying "dude" in a weird sort of way. It happened quite a bit on my XP machine, but only once on this one. I looked on the internet and found nothing, and I am confused as to what it is.

Its not a huge issue, I can survive with it for now (until i reinstall) but i wanna know wtf is with it.



LMAO, are you serious? Never heard of that one. Have you ran full scans with an AV and antispyware apps?

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Question: dude

Hello fairly simple question i think? I like to display pictures from a folder on my desktop. all the photos from my cheap cell phone from which i emailed to my computer are clear and crisp. the ones friend send from their iphone and proper digital cameras display blurry and distorted? I have tried to change pixel size in iphoto but can not find a way?



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Hi everyone, am new to this forum.Having a hard time removing some horrible malware. am attaching log files please help....

Answer:New Dude About To Cry!!!


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Question: What next dude?

Hey chaps,
So, I?ve ran through all your Read & run First steps, and ran CCleaner... as far as I can tell 2 problems remain.
The first is on starting up IE: on start up of my pc the following virus warning appears (see 1st screen shot). AVG detects it and asks if I want to heal or quarantine, I have done both.
Second, is the most frustrating, certain web sites that I visit, (non-porn) do this really annoying thing, I get automatically re-directed to a dell search page, I run a dell PC and at the top of the page it says: Sorry, we couldn't find;sz. Here are some related websites: (2nd screen shot was too big to post, should i e-mail?)
I also run a registered copy of Spyware Detector, this obviously hasn't detected it.
Plus, when I opened up the following message appeared. (See 3rd screen shot)
Can you help, please?

Answer:What next dude?


you'll need to attach the logs requested from the Read Me guide.

When you return to make your next post, make sure you attach the following logs and that you have run these scans in the following order too:
AVG Antispyware log - ONLY IF NEEDED you were not able to run CounterSpy
Bitdefender - from step 6
Panda Scan - from step 6
runkeys.txt - the log from GetRunKey.bat
newfiles.txt - the log from ShowNew.bat

NOTE: You can only attach 3 files in a single message so it will require that you use two messages to attach all of these logs!

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A few days ago, I ran a scan on Antivir and it turns out I have these viruses.
tr/atraps.gen2 - consrv.dll
tr/agent.1234 - 271c0b7f-12361f5c 
f-exp-cve-2011-3544.a.49cbfc 15038ef4-4e959546
I suspect I got them because I had another computer infected, and then it got transferred through a hard drive. So now I'm dealing with a computer which may or may not be disinfected, a likely infected external hard drive, and another virus on another computer. 
I'd really appreciate the help in how to get rid of this virus on this computer and also on the external hard drive.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16464  BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_39
Run by Me2 at 20:18:15
on 2013-02-15
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.2.1033.18.3885.1946 [GMT -8:00]
AV: Trend Micro Internet Security *Disabled/Updated*
AV: AntiVir Desktop *Enabled/Updated*
SP: Trend Micro Internet Security *Disabled/Updated*
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated*
SP: AntiVir Desktop *Enabled/Updated*
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k
LocalServiceNet... Read more

Answer:Infected with Atraps.gen2 and agent.1234, Suspect Transferred Through Hard Drive

Hello seethis and Welcome to The Forums!!Around here they call me Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at... Read more

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Question: Cowabanga Dude(do)

First of all I want to say that I appreciate all the help I have received from MajorGeeks in the past. Thank you.

Now, down to business. First of all the problem is not on this computer it is on my other house computer. Through a recent download we ended up picking up some malware called Cowabanga, Deluxe Communication .

Here is what I have done to get rid of this. Each folder came with an uninstall so I tried that. I also tried to manually delete all folders but it seems that it only morphs itself in other folders.

It has disabled my internet which forces me to use this other computer.

I ran HJT and have attached it

What can I do to get rid of this? Please help.:crybaby

Answer:Cowabanga Dude(do)

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

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

NOTE: You can only attach 3 files in a single message so it will require that you use two messages to attach all of these logs!
&... Read more

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Here is the log: Internet Security keeps getting a Subseven Backdoor Trojan warning.:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:40:41 AM, on 1/14/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP1 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPxySvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\ComSoft\Dialers\xxxCam\xxxCam.exe
C:\Program Files\SCom\Dialers\XXXmpegs\XXXmpegs.exe
C:\Program Files\FinePixViewer\QuickDCF.exe
C:\Program Files\MSWorks\Calendar\WKCALREM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
C:\Program Files\RBEnhance\rbenh.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

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Answer:Hijack This log dude!

first you ahev a rapid blaster infection, plus countless adult diallers and a few trojans thrown in for good measure

As RapidBlaster tends to mutate if the process isn't terminated first, do download and run RapidBlaster killer by Javacool:
Launch the program and hit the Scan button.
RBKiller will find any RapidBlaster variants on your system, will kill the process, and delete the Registry Run entry and find the pertaining folder in Program Files, and simply delete it!

then REBOOT then

Download & Run CWshredder from
Close all browser windows,UnZip the file, click on the cwshredder.exe then click "FIX" (Not "Scan only") and let it do it's thing.
and make sure you follow the advice about the security updates listed at the bottom of the page, in order to prevent re-infection, otherwise you will be continually reinfected
the patches are :
then reboot &
Download Spybot - Search & Destroy from

After installing, first press Online, press search for updates, then tick the updates it finds, then press download updates. Beside the download button is a little down pointed arrow, select one of the servers listed. If it doesn't work or you get a... Read more

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I just got set up with comcast internet yesterday, I have 2 Desktops, one running XP home, and another running Redhat 9.0, along with 2 laptops running XP Pro.

Befor I was running Quest DSL and everything was working fine,

I am using Netgear wireless router, with a Linksys 5 port hub.

I can only have internet connection to my desktop running XP home, it is hardwired. I have to take incomming internet from modem into one of the ports on the Netgear because the incomming port on Netgear does not work. Then I have internet to the Netgear and my laptop will see that there is wireless but it will not see other computers or the internet. I have tried putting the incomming internet into the incomming port on the Netgear and still nothing. I am not sure what is going on but this is not working and I tried all day yesterday to fix this but nothing worked.

Does anyone have any ideas to try????


Answer:Dude where is my Wireless.


My wireless router is MR814.


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my brother in law used the computer while house sitting and bam! viruses galore. My wallpaper is hijacked, I get all kinds of security threat alerts saying i'm infected with spyware which lead to spyware removal advertisements, and IE quit working. I have xp professional and an out dated symantec. receive alerts indicating C:/tempar.bat is in quarantine. spy sweeper also says i have coolwebsearch, zenosearchassistant, and a few others. i also get messages about rundll32.exe, mssys.exe, trojanddownloader.xs. I removed something called mIRC, and some other files after reading some posts, but still having problems. Here is my hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:11:30 PM, on 7/28/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
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Answer:one frustrated dude!

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OK i have this problem where my computer keeps restarting. it restarted on me the other day and now i cant get it to start back up in normal mode. i can only get it to start up in safe mode. i have no idea wtf happened please can someone help
-Frank C

Answer:Solved: Dude Help Me!

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click hereOn my second free guestbook.First one no admin access to remove bad post.This one listed above loads ok 1 out off ten times if host is lucky.Anyone know of a reliable guestbook with admin capabilty and loads good?thanks?and possibly password protected currently using a java script with a comment on top of page for view source.(not the greatest).

Answer:Another Guestbook dude

WOW drop the E on DUDE LOL = DUD

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So I've got this Gateway GT4009. That's a good PC, right? I got it for free out of a school that closed.

I'm a little stressed out because the problems I'm having are not consistent. When I first started the computer, it went past the XP spash screen and then it said to press ctrl+alt+delete. BUT before I could do anything it restarted and it did it again then restarted and so on.

So I decided to reinstall XP. It made it halfway through the NTFS format and then it restarted and loaded to the infamous "blue screen of death" and it had a stop code of 0x0000004e, which according to this article is bad ram, so i replaced the ram stick. Then it went to setup. Then it restarted. Then I said screw it, I'm going to ask for help.

Now I've read that this restarting happens for 3 different reasons: 1) OS problems. (which we know it can't be since I'm booting from CD) 2) a hot CPU or 3) a bad power supply. I don't have a replacement power supply handy, so I want to test the CPU heat. How do I know how hot my CPU is and what exactly IS too hot?

Answer:Help a Mac dude understand PC.

Next time before you reinstall, try safe mode (press F8 at startup).

Dunno about what constitutes too hot, but when you boot, you can get into the BIOS (there's a key you have to press right after you power on your PC - maybe Del, maybe F10, don't know what it is for Gateway PC's). Then just navigate around the menu and you're likely to find your CPU temperature.

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I got a client where we gave him a fresh install of Windows Xp Pro Sp2 (Legit Copy + Updates)

This guy installs a chase game, however when it comes to trying to play it, he gets an error message saying that he needs OpenGL1.1 or greater to play it.

I found an OpenGL1.1 on the microsoft website. However think this is mainly for Windows 95 / NT Platforms as it did not do any thing.

I have re-installed the video card drivers (onboard NVIDIA GeForce 6100 GPU on a Gigabyte GA-K8N51GMF-9 SKT 939 Motherboard). Please note that these are the video card drivers from Gigabyte's Website. I have fround that the nVidia Drivers from the nVidia's website does not what to have any thing do with it.

It's currently using Direct X 9.0c (however I have not re-installed that yet)

I have tried looking at the site. However the only download I can seem to find points back to the same one from Microsoft that I mensioned earlier.
However the website is talking about OpenGL 2.0. There is a lot of blurb on what it does, but no downloads for it.

Any other suggestions on where I can download Open GL 1.1 or greater?

Thank you.

Answer:DUDE! Where's My OpenGL?!?!

Im possibly downloading them from limewire right now, 2 files. I will install them on my pc and test it just to make sure there not junk, but not sure what version they are yet, they say for 2000, XP, so we'll see....

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I have a netgear dual band router (WNDR3300). My Ubuntu laptop can see both the G and N networks. However my XP Desktop can only see the G and NOT the N. My desktop has a D-Link Rangebooster N (DWA-142).

Any help?

Answer:Dude Where's my wireless n?

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:34:11 PM, on 4/1/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winyi32.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccAp... Read more

Answer:like...dude...this is my hijackthis log or something...

Thats alot of stuff lol, my comp has like 10 things.

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day one of my problems the computer froze up would do nothing so I attempted to reboot and it would not allow me to shut down so I powered off with the power button, it worked for most of that day
then later either that day or the next it froze up again and I was able to reboot, then just yesterday I set the laptop down softly and it shut off this happened twice.
The second time it would not boot, the power led would come on for about 4 seconds, and the battery light would flash about every 3 seconds. I tried taking the battery out and just leaving the power cord plugged in and it worked so I left it that way for some time, later in the day I put the battery back in just because I did not like leaving the battery out and having an opening for dust etc. to get in.
I set it down awhile later and again it shut and hasn't come back on. I still get the power light for 4 secs, and and then battery light flash every 3 or 4 secs. I am a little knowledgeable about computers so I took it apart and I don't see anything wrong inside.
I reset the CMOS just for fun and did a little cursing, then tried to pray, and here I am begging for help from you kind folks....
I haven't tried the hammer yet, thought I would check here first... Thanks in advance for your help...

Answer:Dude I got a Dell, HELP.....

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Some more problems with the comp from hell from dell. My A drive will sometimes just mysteriously vanish from my computer, and I will not be able to save anything to through any other programs. It will sometimes be there when I reboot, but other times it will not.

Any help appreciated.

PS - I love the dell run around. They keep me on hold for 1.5 hrs, and then they just tell me to run a diagnostic check, virus scan, etc and tell me to get back to them. They aren't the most help ever!

Answer:Dude, where's my A drive?

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I'm running vista (32bit) on an Acer 5310 service pack 2 laptop. I did a safe boot two days ago because of a glitch with IE (a warning saying this script can no longer be run on this page or something such) I've since rebooted in normal mode(I've gone though F8 to do this three times now) to find that the Vista orb has been replaced by the old rectagle style. I'm pretty sure that other design type features have remained in the old style (ie 'safe mode' style) as well.Can any one help please?

Answer:Dude, where's my vista orb?

Right click on your desktop and select Personalize, Theme, and select Windows Vista in the drop down.

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Greeting to Dude's here,

I am using window 7 on my computer. From few days a problem is arising in my computer. While running any video suddenly the computer hangs and after leaving it idle for few time it start responding. I have done virus scan not found any solution. What should I do to fix this issue?


Answer:Please Fix My Computer Dude

Fill out your system specs. Click the link in my signature to do it.

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I live in Ireland!

I have tried to purchase a MS Surface RT. I have tried every possibility!

The only possible way that I can buy one legally, is to buy it in the UK & have to shipped to someone in Northern Ireland (Part of the UK. A real Irishman would NEVER do this. I would have to cross the border into NI).

I talked to my Electronics retailer here that has been in business for over 50 years! I buy all my electronics there.

He told me that the only way he cold get them is to buy a skid load. He says he could not invest that kind of money at the expense of his general inventory!

I have contacted the Irish office of Microsoft. All they do is transfer the call to the UK MS Website. I can fill in the order for the Surface, but at the check out, it tells me they CAN NOT ship to the IRSH REPUBLIC!!

Why in HELL was I transferred to THE UK??

I have contacted all the Electronic retailers in Ireland & no one has them!

PC World told me I had to order them online! But they didn't have any idea where!!



The "Old Fart"


Answer:Hey Dude, Where is my Surface RT?

Now you see what us Americans often go through when foreign companies make products, such as Nintendo, Samsung, etc, and we have to wait behind for availability.

I'm quote certain Microsoft wouldn't boycott a "world leading country". They haven't been on the market very long, so my suggestion would be to go to the largest electronics retailer, either in person or online and find one there. If the one who went to isn't a nationwide chain, then they may not be able to purchase them as easily as the major retailers.

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hey how can i disable my onboard video card 8290g/GV/190GL Express Chipset Family chipset using the BIOS in order to install a new driver for my nVidia GeForce FX 5200?? Just wondering if u knew

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he's back in video. oooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Answer:remember the peter pan dude?

this is relevant how?

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Okay, this is kinda wierd. I havn't used floppies in a long time, since before some changes were done to my comp. Anyway, I need to use one now.... the only problem is my computer doesnt seem to recognize an A: drive! It's just not there. I can't open from it, save to it, view its contents, or even see the freakin logo in My Computer.... it's like it doesn't exist. And yes, the physical drive is there, and I am pretty sure no one has opened my computer and disconnected it or something.

Dude, where's my drive?

Answer:Dude, where's my Floppy Drive?

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Here is my log....What should I delete? Thank you for your time!!!!!!!!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 4:41:12 PM, on 9/2/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\AccessDirect\dadapp.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exe
C:\Program Files\Visual Networks\Visual IP InSight\SBC\IPClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Visual Networks\Visual IP InSight\SBC\IPMon32.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\... Read more

Answer:Another Dude Needs HiJack Log Analyzed

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Told ya them Dell's we're
AN INQUIRER READER attending a conference in Japan was sat just feet away from a laptop computer that suddenly exploded into flames, in what could have been a deadly accident.
Guilhem, our astonished reader reports: "The damn thing was on fire and produced several explosions for more than five minutes".
(Wouln't it be fun to be stuck against a window seat with a 270 fat guy next to you when one of these blows up at 30,000 ft..)

Answer:Dude, Your getting a Melted DELL

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I'm really hoping someone can help me with this because it's driving me nuts.

I have 2 computers hooked up to a router, to share the internet connection.

Recently one of the computers got a really bad virus, so I formatted the hard drive. I decided to format the other computer's hard drive as well, as long as I was at it. After the formats, both computers has intermittent problems connecting to the web. They'd connect, then lose the connection for a while, then connect, etc. I figured the router was shot, since I was already on my second one and I know those things don't last forever. I went out and got a new router and that one seemed to do the trick- for a while anyhow. Now I'm back to the same problem of both computers occasionally losing their connectivity. If I wait a while it comes back, but 5 minutes can be an eternity where you're trying to do stuff online.

Now that I have a new router and I'm still having problems- I figure it must have something to do with my settings. I've turned OFF windows firewall and the firewall in PC-Cillin, but the problem still persists. Beyond turning off the firewall however, I'm afraid I don't know much about what might be causing my computers to have connectivity problems.

Can anyone out there shed some light on which settings I might change in order to maintain my connection? Possibly something in Windows security center, but there's so much stuff in there that I'm af... Read more

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My goal is to mod my Dell until it's no longer recognizable as such.

Here's a summary of my question:
Which should I buy first: a CPU fan, or a mobo/PSU combination? In other words, which is more important: keeping my CPU below 55° C or being able to plug the mobo into the front panel USB, power switch?

Here are the details:
I am tweaking the heck out of my Dell Dimension 2350 Intel P4 1.8 GHz 845GL system. My father got it for me two years ago because it was really cheap, and he thought it would be a good place to start and I could upgrade later. The thought was, at least it's an ATX with a P4, and my old Wintel system wasn't upgradeable to a P4 at all. Unfortunately, when I got it and opened it up, I found I couldn't add another HDD because there's no place for it! I was not aware of Dell's lockbox/proprietary policies before I got it. Needless to say, this is really annoying!

So, I've been putting a lot of effort lately into upgrading, modding, and doing all I can to negate the warranty! But I have a predicament right now, and that is, I've put myself in a place where I cannot just stop where I am. But I'm overbudget on my upgrades for this month, but I've ended up with a PC in a sort of a "transitional phase" and I need to know: what's the most important step to take next, if I can only do one thing?

My first step was to replace the graphics card and disable onboard graphics (and I... Read more

Answer:Dude, you're killing your Dell!

Update: This, and other pages led me to think the PSU is proprietary. But my mobo doesn't have that other 6-pin dealio that the older Dells had. It looks like a standard ATX PSU. And if you look at the specs for these knockoffs, you'll see it's 20-pin ATX. Does anyone know for sure? A new PSU would almost cost more than a mobo!

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I need some help folks... I ran the first 5 steps of the malware READ THIS RUN FIRSt. THING. I am seriously freaked out with this computer. Everytime I open IE it is fine...then I go to another web page and the popups start. I dunno what to do. Help. :confused

Im not sure what info you need just tell me I will do my best to provide it.
Just remember...Im not computer lingo saavy

Answer:Im a noob computer dude! HELP!

Welcome to, please follow our standard cleaning procedures:

Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support

Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.
Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.

After doing ALL of the above and you still have a problem, make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps in the below thread to properly use HijackThis and attach the log:

Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis

Make sure you also rename HijackThis.exe as suggested in the procedures. Use analyse.exe for the new name. This is very important due to some new infections going around..
When you return to make your next post, make sure you attach the following logs and that you have run these scans in the following order too:
CounterSpy Log - only for Windows XP, 2K, & NT users
AVG Antispyware Log - ONLY IF NEEDED you were not able to run CounterSpy. - only for Windows XP, 2K, & NT users
Bitdefender Log - from step 6
Panda Scan Log - from step 6
runkeys.txt - the log from GetRunKey.bat
newfiles.txt - the log from ShowNew.bat
HijackThis Log
NOTE: You can only attach 3 files in a single message so it will require that you use two messages to attach all of these logs!

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I'm new to using forums. Running Windows XP SP2Working on a friends Dell Dimension 5150. First it would not turn on, did some poking around and looked like the computer had been dropped. The ram had disconnected, fixed that Starting cleaning up the thing (history, viruses, malware all that fun stuff) When I went to reboot it, it seems XP was corrupted. The taskbar had reverted to what windows 2000 task bars looked like. Yet it was below the viewing space. No start button at all up able to drag the task bar to make it larger. Can't open IE. The only I can make the computer function is through Task Manager. Some areas of Concern I have is...When I boot the computer it informs me that the Floppy Drive is not found F1 to continue F2 to try again. After I get past the Floppy seek bios pops up with 3 options...1) Windows NT 6.X2) Windows NT 5.x3)GRUB4DOS (it defaults to this option, when I select 1 or 3 it tries to boot but doesn't.)Also at one point in the booting process I'm prompted with the text {{{{ " Urr! wee..."}}}} <<<<< Just like that. I've never heard of that.Thanks for taking the time to read this post. Any help is greatly appreciated, Brad

Answer:Dude I got a Dell Problem

Do you really need to multi boot on this system (Grub4dos) ?

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End of file - 13460 bytes

Answer:Some WoW dude said i should post it on a forum, its HJT

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new thread, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.


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man, the 6800Ultra lost against the X800XT??
seems the only way nvidia is keeping up is with SLI, which is not worth the cost...

scroll down to the second chart, ...ridiculous... the 6800GT killed the 6800Ultra, and all the x800's (except the Pro) beat the 6800Ultra.. man, ultra seems bad at high res and AA/AF

u sure these are correct??

Answer:WOW, dude, check out this benchmark!!

Doesn't look right to me. What till all the nvidia fans get in here.

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Hello there,

I am a new member in Tech Support Guy forum. I am looking forward for the solution regarding the problem occurred in my computer. Last day as soon as I turn on my computer it shown the DLL missing error. I tried to start in safe mode but it is working.Is this is because of virus? Can it be recovered? If is the way to recover from this?


Answer:Solved: Any Suggestions To Fix My Computer Dude ?

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Dude and or others, thanks in advance for your help with this. I've updated my configuration on this site.

I attached an image with most of the errors on the updates.

I'm also getting a flashing dark (not black, just darker than normal) screen on my machine. I can't find anything that may be causing this.

Ok, uploading the image didn't work.

Here's the first update that failed:

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2661254)

Installation date: ‎2/‎11/‎2013 2:02 PM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 80071A90

Update type: Important

Install this update to keep your system up to date by increasing the minimum level of encryption on Windows systems. After you install this item, you may have to restart your system.

Here's the most recent:

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2739159)

Installation date: ‎2/‎14/‎2013 3:07 PM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 80071A90

Update type: Recommended

Answer:Win Update Errors (attn Dude)

Could you please present the full version of your problem as it reads like a post in the middle of a thread rather than describing a problem from the top.

Also, who is Dude?

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Hello,anyone out there can help me to configure my own LAN at my home.Let's me describe.I have a pc connected to Streamyx(my ISP) broadband.Basic 512K,static IP.
I'm using Windows XP.
I'm just bought a notebook and I wanna it connect to the Internet too while I'm online using my PC.Sound crazy,right..
Can you show me step by step as I'm tried there were error 619(invalid username/password).Forget about this error.Now,can you show me how to do with this?
PC(XP also)
ADSL ROUTER(Billion supplied by TMnet)
STREAMYX account(BASIC 512k unlimited)
Please show me step by step..I'm glad if u can solved this problem..

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Hi. i am running windows xp pro sp2. my windows task manager has suddnely gone bonkers. all the tabs+drop down menus are gone. when i press clt+alt+delete all i get is the view which shows the proformence graph. this is how it appears now
it has happened to me once before too. dont know wht caused it. any ideas how i could get ma whole task manager back !! ?

Answer:Dude.. wheres my Task Manager !

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I had wrote a thread amonth ago under the title "Where is my disc space???". The suggestions were all helpful, but they were only about retrieving lost files and such. I've finally settled into the mind set that my treasures are gone, (photos, videos, music, ect ) but I thought that when you do a full system restore that it not only wipes out all the old stuff but also clears up or clears out space. I'm down to about a 150 to 175mb of space which leaves 0% of memory. I don't know where my space went or how to get it back. I have the minimum programs and such. I have nothing to throw out. Do I have to get back all of the old files to go through those and delete what I can? HELP! S.O.S. May day. May Day. Man Down.

Peace, Love and Anime

Answer:Dude Where's My Disk Space part 2

"Memory" is built into the machine and stays the same. It has nothing to do with disk space.

If you are low on disk space, you need to find out what is using it and remove anything unneeded, or get a larger drive.

You can explore the space usage with:
Space Sniffer (Win 7/8 compatible)
Disk Space Fan

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Hello, im new in the forum, sorry for my english, im argentinian.. I would change my hdd stock Toshiba MK3261GSY SIZE: Width 69.85 mm (2.75 inch) - Depth 100 mm (3.94 inch) - Height  9.5 mm (0.37 inch) And this is instales with this (Or similarity the pic is a google example)  ------ I should buy something to install my SSD or nothing more? the ssd is smaller, no space left over?For example this: Dimensions: 69.8mm x 100.1mm x 7mm iM FOLLOW THIS TOPICTHANK YOU FOR YOUR ANSWERS

__________________________________________________Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad T420 - Mod. 4236-GL3 || I5, 6gb, 320gb.


Go to Solution.

Answer:[DUDE] Change my HDD stock for SSD T420

Welcome to the forum.
Yes you can replace the 9.5mm thick HDD with a 7mm thick SSD. The thinner SSD will fit OK inside the metal cage that now holds the HDD and the rubber rails will hold everything in place inside the ThinkPad. I have done this before without any problems.

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hey im a new guy round here names hayan

if anyone can help me asahp ill be grateful

i got a new system with a intel dg33bu motherboard and an intel core 2 quad processor and 2 seagate sata 500 gb hard disks.

when i try to install xp 64 bit it says no hard disk drives detected on your... does anyone know how i can fix this

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I was trying to remote from my desktop at home to my work laptop. I changed the workgroup on my laptop to match my workgroup at home. But being that the laptop is a secured login its not accepting my password now, and just tells me "The system could not log you on. Make sure you User name and domain are correct, then type your password again." Ummm so that's special. I don't know any of the other admin account user names or passwords but I am able to see it on my network. I don't know if there's any way for me to fix the problem myself without having to confess my stupidity to the powers that be. If anyone has any helpful advice it would be much appreciated.

Answer:Dude I think I just bricked my work laptop

At the login screen press ctrl+alt+del (you may have to press it twice) and it should present you with the old style login. From there you should be able to choose the domain you are logging into.

If that does not work, you should probably contact your IT dept. and let them fix it.

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Posted on Sunday, December 23rd, 2007by Jose Nazario The Storm Worm is back, this time it?s got a Christmas theme. Who knew that it would take them so long to do this? Here?s a sample mail: Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2007 21:19:19 -0500From: geneoldham[at]usmint.treas.govTo: ---Subject: Find Some Christmas Tailgot a sec?Winter can be cold. I bet you could use a little something to warm youup. Take 2 min out of your day. You wont regret it. ;-)hxxp:// domain,, has a bunch of nameservers and a lot of IPs associated with it - Fast Flux! An infected host will drop the file:C:\WINDOWS\disnisa.exeAnd store the peerlist in:C:\WINDOWS\disnisa.configA pair of randomly chosen ports - one TCP and one UDP - will be opened.It will lower the firewall and add a registry entry to make sure that firewall permission is permanent.After that, the usual Storm worm mayhem begins.AV detection for this sample is pretty modest at this pointMore Detailed Analysis @ ARBOR NetworksAdditional analysis over @ Digital Intelligence and Strategic Operations Group

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I have just downloaded a Guitar Pro 5 program using a torrent and I don't understand the install instructions supplied. There was a read me inside that said:

Install Notes:

1. Burn or Mount with PowerISO

2. Install it.

3. Use key below to register .



Now I know how to run an install and put in a serial cause that is simple but step one is like foreign language to me. Please help and I will forever be indebted to you.

Answer:Please help a dude out who is kinda computer illiterate

Also I should mention that the file that was downloaded has a odd extention, it is .daa

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i have recently installed I.E.7 even upgraded it to I.E.7 optimised for yahoo but i dont know whr did my yahoo toolbar went...if that was not enough i reinstalled yahoo toolbar but again i aint spotting it...

my 3rd party browser extention is already check..even then i am unable to use anti-spy n all button of yahoo toolbar..infact the entire toolbar is missing....

does i.e 7 support yahoo toolbar at all?

Answer:whrs my yahoo toolbar dude!!

on the same line as where it says file,edit etc, you should be able to right click and see the toolbar you want and activate it

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Not sure about the name but from time time when i surf to a web page instead i see popup windows one of them is dude calc pro or something then he ask me if i want to keep showing the site or not with a checkbox i think.

And all i can do is to shut down the chrome from Task Manager and re open chrome.

Any ideas how to fix that ?

Answer:Anyone else have this dude calc pro virus in chrome ?


Please see if you can find dude.exe and run it through VirusTotal:
VirusTotal - Free Online Virus, Malware and URL Scanner

Once at the website, press: Choose File

Navigate to dude.exe, and double click on it so the file name is populated, then click: Scan it!

IMPORTANT! If the file is listed as already analyzed, click on: Reanalyze file now

Once completed, highlight the information in the address bar and provide the link in your reply.

Note: If dude.exe is not a found, and it is dudexxx, or whatever file you think is associated with the issue, then, scan it instead.

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We have a PC which we use for our SBS 2003 R2 Server. It's an entry level server with 3 PC connected to it.
Specs are Intel Core2Duo E8400, 4Gb DDR II Ram, 2x SATA 160Gb Hard Drive (Software Raid for OS), 2x 1Tb Hard Drive (Raid via Adaptec Adaptec 1220SA), 1x 1TB Hard Drive for nightly back up.

This PC is left on 24/7. However every 6-8 weeks, the data from the 2x 1TB Hard Drives disappears. We will go into MY COMPUTER, we can still see the RAIDed Volume. However when we open up the volume, there is no data on the volume. We have found that if we restart the server, the data is back. During the restart, i notice that the RAID controller card is reporting to me that the volume is OPTIMAL.

This morning, we had this happen for the 3rd time, and it's getting a little annoying with the little mirror heart attack that you get finding that your data has gone walkies.

We are using your Adaptec Utility to monintor the RAID. The RAID is set up as a RAID1 (or Drive Mirror).

Any advice on what could be going wrong and what steps me can take to resolve the issue.

Answer:DUDE! Where's My RAID Data? Adaptec AAR-1220SA

Have you checked device manager when the data on the volume isn't found? It could possibly be the RAID controller itself adn Windows would report that the device is failing when you can't find the files. Also does the card report that the volume is optimal everytime or only when it fails the previous time?

I would say start with a driver reinstall/update first and go from there. I'm assuming your software RAID running 2003 is 100&#37;?

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hi . i recently bought this new mother board by Asus, P5RD1-V. the problem is that when i try to install windows xp on my SATA HD, after the initial stage during which the setup copies all the drivers and then gives that option " to install windows XP press enter" plus one or two other options, when i press enter i get this massage that says " setup didnt find any hard drives installed on your system. check to see if any HD is installed .... " and then it goes on to say things like check your drive configuration or the drive health and things like that. all this when at the the bootup it does show the hard drive connected at SATA port 1. !! ? i run seagate diagnostic tool on it and it showes the drive as perfectly healthy. i dont know why is it doing it. the hard disk is spanking brand new. the same goes for the 120GB WD SATA. the interesting thing it has no issue with the good old IDE HD's. i connected my old maxtor IDE hard drive and the setup ran as smooth as it can get. i dont know why setup isent detecting the SATA HD. is it the board or is it somthing else. any ideas !

Answer:Solved: Dude wheres my Hard Drive !!

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Just last night I received a message from a friend with the caption 'WTF DUDE?' and a link. Dumbly I opened it and chrome auto downloaded 'Image.scr'. I don't remember exactly whether or not I executed it but shortly after I found that my steam account had messaged everyone in my friends list the same message. I quickly located the file and deleted it, and emptied my bin, cleared all my cookies and history on my browser, etc. I then boot up my PC in safe mode, look for any of the listed .scr infections posted of the steam forums but found none. I can't completely recall anything strange going on either after that. I then restarted and scanned my computer with Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, and Avast. Only Supersantispyware found three threats which were cookies. It took action and still I can't completely seem to know whether or not i'm infected with the virus. Now I am here on this forum without experience in anything related to viruses, so I have no clue what i'm searching for. I'm dying to know, again, whether or not i'm infected. 
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Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you. 
Windows 8.1 
Toshiba Satellite P755D

Answer:Steam 'WTF DUDE?' .scr link - Have I been infected? Symptoms?

G'day Yamatsukami, and Welcome to BC
Read Full
How to Watch Your Back so You Can Help Others Watch Theirs
Enable Steam Guard. Never disable it no matter what others say.
Use strong passwords with your Steam account. Never share it with anyone. Change it on a regular basis.
Make sure that the email tied to your Steam account has the two-factor authentication (2FA) feature enabled. Never share your password for it as well.
Familiarize yourself with terms related to Steam, such as SSFN, Steam Guard, and Steam Wallet, so that you know what they are, their purpose, and how they’re used.
Avoid clicking links sent over your way via Steam chat. If you can, take the time to verify them using free online tools at your disposal. Is the link shortened? Do what Joe did and use a site that reveals the true destination of the URL. Not familiar with the domain of the URL you received? Do a bit of research on it, or have a website scanner visit it first. VirusTotal and Sucuri Site Check are just some of the tools you can use for this.
In line with the point above, make sure to read correctly the Steam URL sent to you. The only acceptable ones should be and This is very important, especially when you’re expected to log in to your account to do something with the page.
Resist the urge to add and accept every friend or group invite you receive. Having more Steam friends may be merrier, but being picky... Read more

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Last week I did a format and re-install of my main computer. I am currently using Outlook 2007 Beta.

I did the normal export to a PST file. However when I restored, the only thing that i can see it my Message Headers. I open up an email or reply to an email, the message body is no longer there.

I have also noticed that new email are being downloaded, but again, only the header is being visable. No message body.

Any one else have this problem?
Any way that I can get my old message bodies back?
More importantly, is there any way that i can get my new message bodies to show?

Answer:OUTLOOK 2007 BETA - DUDE! Where's My Emails!

have you tried your pst's on a different pc just to make sure they are no corrupted? You will need to use the original since they arent backwards compatiable...atleast they arent in the older versions

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Windows 7
x64 bit
Retail version
Hardware is all new except for the video card, which was functioning fine last week (never had a BSOD error before this new setup)
I have reinstalled the OS as off 11/1/2011 (after getting tons of blue screens, i installed a 2nd time)
CPU: AMD Phenom (tm) II X6 1035T Processor 2.60 GHz
Video Card: Radeon HD 5750
Motherboard: ASUS M5A97
PSU: Corsair GS600 (600w)

Homebuilt system.

I haven't updated the BIOS or any drivers past what I received on the motherboard install disk. The motherboard is new out of the box as is the RAM, CPU (and heat sync), and PSU.

I installed win 7 initially and after installing MB driver updates, etc..started to go through programs (flash, java, etc...) and began getting a lot of blue screens of various kinds. I narrowed it down I thought to a driver issue with my video card. Apparently the atikmdag.sys file that comes with catalyst screws up win 7 computers? I was careful not to install the video care drivers the 2nd install of 7 and I got no BSOD errors till I did. Having said that, all my errors seem to be unrelated to my video card, examples: "bad_pool_header" and "system_service_exception".. I'm a bit stuck. Also my desktop window manager has crashed a couple times.

Thanks for any help..

Answer:[SOLVED] BSOD - (out of date) tech. dude needs help

Hi -

There were 8 BSOD dump files, 1 was -0- bytes (indicates catastrophic, sudden hardware failure). The remaining 7 don't offer us much as they seem to point everywhere, but nowhere. ATI video, Networking (tcpip.sys), memory, security descriptors, etc...

I did find entries like this in Event Viewer -

{Registry Hive Recovered} Registry hive (file): '\??\Volume{625b9dda-049f-11e
1-8f9f-806e6f6e6963}\System Volume Information\SPP\SppCbsHiveStore\{cd
was corrupted and it has been recovered. Some data might have been lost.
Registry hive corruption may be HDD failure.

Run HDD diags - start w/ 2nd link - SeaTools for DOS -

I also found 100s++ entries relating to "bad blocks" + CDROM. Any chance the DVD used to install Windows 7 is bad?

I saw -0- Windows Updates in the systeminfo file, yet the Event Logs show both success and failure for Windows Updates. WERCON shows 100s of Windows Updates failures. Please check Control Panel - are there any Windows Updates installed? I do know that Windows 7 SP1 is not installed.

I know you have 4x4 GB RAM; some bugchecks were memory related.

Run memtest86+ -

Do you have 2 ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series video cards installed ... Read more

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Hello There,

Greeting to all experts and senior member in this forum.I need any help to solve my issue.Is there any dude who can help me to fix my computer problem? While working the window suddenly restart. Is this is a virus attack? Should I format my computer or there is any other alternative for this?

Thanks In Advance

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14 pages of reading....but some may find it quite interesting

Answer:A good article by some Microsoft dude on Rogue malware

thanks for the post

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Ok so I had to reinstall windows XP because my OS would not load and I got all the drivers reinstalled, diagnostic ran smooth and everything came up working ok etc but my device manager won't recognize anything! The compy says my audio mixers are not there, my USB devices are not working, hardware wizard is not responding, microsoft updates are not working, Dell's driver downloads are calling out for something that isn't there and I really really need this fixed ASAP so I can get to my external HD. So I tried putting an apple sticker on my Dell in hopes it would accept its new identity and start not sucking, but alas this did not work. If you help me fix this I'll seriously be your new best friend... I have apple stickers. ;-)

Answer:Solved: Dude! I don't get my Dell! No devices in device manager?! USB and sound don't work?!

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Question: Serious grinding!

OK not serious but at the moment my hard drive will not shut up, constant CPU usage between 3 and 6 percent accessing something. All I can see in the task manager is a little bit of avg and some system tasks. Im at a dead loss on this. I thought I had it sorted when I told the .net framework to sort its self out all in one go instead of using a background process but it has started again.

Anyway any chance of you guys glancing over the hijack log.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 09:44:36, on 07/11/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Xbox 360 Accessories\XboxStat.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTProAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking10\Program\natspeak.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java... Read more

Answer:Serious grinding!

C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe, the Java Quick Starter service can cause unnecessary disk access. Unless you use a lot of Java applications and want them to start as fast as possible, open services.msc (Start->Run->services.msc) and change its startup type to manual. This is a particularly annoying service and will re-enable itself everytime you update the Java Runtime Environment.

I'd also disable the Java Update Scheduler (C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe) and the installshield update service (C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe) but then I prefer to take manual control of my updates rather than letting them happen automatically.



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Question: grinding help

beside the fact it is very annoying sometimes my hard drive just grinding away for no reason. i did a gwscan on the Hd no errors found should i be curious abut this? is this happening to any oneelse? i have windows vista home premium express upgrade 32bit

thank you

Answer:grinding help

I would back up any important data asap.

Grinding is not good, your system may crash soon, I dont mean to scare you but, usually grinding on a HD drive means it wont be lasting very long

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Question: grinding fan

I have a fatal1ty an8 sli motherboard and the smaller fan on it sometimes will make a grinding noise. it'll speed up, then come to a near halt(this is when it makes the grinding noise) and then speed back up and repeat the process. in the image below it's the orange fan near the bottom left. sometimes the fan works normally but usually it does this...should i be worried? the metal part of the fan is hot enough that i can barely touch it for a few seconds before i have to stop.

Answer:grinding fan

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Question: T61 grinding fan

I have a T61 7658 CTO, and the fan has been making more and more noise as time has gone by.  It started as a light clicking while the fan is running, and now it makes a fairly loud grinding noise.  I'm well out of warranty, so that's not an option.  Does anyone know if there's a way I can fix this, or do I need to replace the fan?  If I do need to replace the fan, any idea where I can get one?

Answer:T61 grinding fan

Bearing on the fan is properly running out of lubrication. Someone say, if you pull on the fan itself, it should pop off, which allows you add some high quality bearing oil/grease. I never tried this myself, so i don't know whether this will actually works.  If worst comes to worst, just replace the fan yourself, you can source one from ebay for around 70 to 100 USD.  Message Edited by lead_org on 04-05-2009 07:54 PM

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Hi all, I'm based in Portugal and I've bought my Yoga 910 back in March. Despite all the well known problems with fan noise I've been able to stand it however during the last weeks my yoga has been developing a terrible grinding noise from one of the fans. The issue seems to be mechanical, as if the fan on the right of the keyboard is hitting the back part of some of the keys ("enter", "backspace" and surrounding keys) or eventually hitting some part of the metal casing. By pressing some parts of the casing it seems to decrease the noise but it always comes back. I've found a video on youtube that shows what is happening ( however in my case the problem only comes from one of the fans. If the common fan noise can be already disturbing this one is even more annoying. Would like to know if anyone had a similar issue and the best solution to have this sorted out. Thanks!  

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Hello, My lenovo P50 is about a year old and has started making this weird grinding noise. I suspect dusts in the fan and the easier option would be to hand it over for lenovo to look at but Im in Abuja, Nigeria. Doubt there are any Lenovo certified centers here. The sound started about 3 days ago and it gets really loud.Does the sound affect performance? I do alot of intensive 3D rendering and compositiing in After Effects, performances seems to have dropped whenever I try rendering. So all I've stopped doing any CPU intensive work to prevent probable damage. I have the 4k |i7 6820HQ | 16gb ram | 256 SSD| 2TB HDD. Thanks   

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Hi, can any one advise me? I have been getting a grinding noise from my PC roughly monthly since I obtained it in Nov. 2004, I think it may be when I push it a little??could this be the hard drive protesting ? it`s a pentium 4 3000ghz, asrobs.

Answer:GRINDING noise from PC

Some hard drives can get noisy when there is a lot of disc activity.......I have an IBM Deskstar 80GB drive which sounds a bit like a boiling kettle when working hard.It has done for the 3 years since I got it.Also some fans will speed up when temperatures rise and can become very loud.If this noise is infrequent,only happens when you are working the pc hard and most importantly not getting worse over time then I would be inclined to ignore it.If it's annoying you then you will need to track down the culprit and consider replacing it with a new quieter version.

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What is up with my PC?It's not ancient (just over a year old - OK, I know that's a contradiction!)Windows XP, 256MB of RAM, 60Gb of free disc space. It'll chug along quite nicely for a bit, then suddenly start whirring as if it's doing some really memory hungry task (while all it's doing is displaying a web page) Can take forever just to open a Word document. And when it comes to closing down/logging off - it can take 5 mins or moreIs there some diagnostic software or something I can buy/try? I had Norton Utilities on my old 95 machine, and this seemed to work well, but have heard bacd things about it for XPThanks for any helpDave

Answer:PC is grinding away and really slooooooow

To be honest 256 mb RAM is the bare minimum for XP.Have you done any PC housekeeping - cleaned out temp files, temp Internet files, defragged, check disk?Or use this click here

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Question: Grinding Noise

Hello, I have recently heard what sounds like a grounding noise coming from my computer. I usually only notice it when the computer is searching for something (say a Google search), and I seem to especially notice it while searching on e-Bay. Once the site or page is found, it then stops making that sound. Is this something I should be concerned about? Is there anything I can do to stop it, or repair it? Does this mean the hard drive is about to crash? I have a Dell Computer, and Windows XP system. Thanks for the help.

Answer:Grinding Noise

Just to be on the safe side do a back up if you havent done.Open the case and try to isolate the noise.

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I normally operate with Firefox. I am told that I should have a memory usage on Firefox of around 120000K. Over the last couple of weeks my PC is grinding to almost a standstill with a memory usage of nearly 400000K! At this point web pages take around a minute to change. The only way I can get over this is to reboot the computer, but within 45 minutes the MU has risen dramatically.

I also cannot use Windows Explorer or AOL browsers.

I also keep having a message stating that applications are failing to start '..........because MSVCP71dll was not found..' A souple of taps on 'Enter' clears this.

I have no idea if there is a link between the two problems. I cannot make any sense of MSVCP71dll on a Google search.

Please can anyone help me get out of the mess I am in. Any replies must be in words of one sylable, as I have great difficulties in understanding computer jargon.

Answer:PC grinding to a halt......almost!

First, please post your basic system info by using this:

TSG SysInfo

What version of Firefox are you using? Have you added any add-ons recently? Have you installed any other software recently? The error message is related to a software issue.

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over the last day my pc seems to take an age to shutdown,previousley it took a few seconds now it takes 20 to 30 seconds.running xp hme on an athlon 2600 512mb of memory.not down loaded anything other than last security update kb828035.i have also down loaded itunes.i have done a system restore and all is fine for couple of shutdowns then starts taking an age agian.any help or ideas would be greatfully recieved

Answer:pc grinding to a halt

Bring up Task Manager (Ctrl, Alt, Delete and go to Applications and Processes) and see what's running at shutdown, karl1483.

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Soemthimes, not always, normally when I start the pc up after not using it for a night it makes some sort of a gridning/loading sort of noise.

It can be loud or soft and can last from 5 to 15 seconds.

Theer isn't anything stuck in the cpu fan.

Any ideas what's causing this?

Answer:Grinding on startup?

check all sys fan and then check hdd then check cd drives

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Question: Grinding Sound

Hello, I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T61 Laptop. When I work on the laptop, it suddenly start producing a grinding sound. It is coming form the Top-Left corner of the laptop. It is not coming all the time. It is not coming immediately when I turn it on. But if I use it for like 30 minutes, it will start producing the sound. It will produce this sound for the next 15 to 30 minutes and then gradually stop after that. This happens every day. Is it a heatsink+fan issue? How can I fix this ? Thanks. 

Answer:Grinding Sound

It sounds like your fan is failing. My fan has failed on my old Thinkpad x61 tablet. You can get the instructions here look at page 88, the steps are there. PM me if you need any help. If you replace your fan remember to get new thermal grease.

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Hello everyone, I just bought an S10 because of how good quailty Lenovos are claimed to be. I, however am having a problem with my newly bought IdeaPad S10 4333-22u. As soon as I turned my Lenovo on and it booted to Windows I noticed the fan came on and was buzzing/grinding. It mas making a noise as if the bearing in the fan were going bad or the core of the fan needed a few drops of oil. I am a PC Tech by trade and have encountered many failing fans so I am familiar with the sound they often make before siezing. After the Netbook ran a little while and heated up, the buzzing/grinding wasn't so loud, but definately present. You could hear the noise from quite a distance away. After searching the web, I found threads complaining of S10 fan noise, but the general idea I got from the forums was simply that the "whirring" noise of a normal operating fan was simply quite loud for a netbook when the S10's fan was at full RPM. My fan on the other hand, is clearly and quite audibly gridning. I don't believe this is what the users on these forums mean when they refer to the S10's noisy fan, correct? I really like this Netbook and would rather not return it, so I called Lenovo and they promptly sent an RMA Fed-Ex label so that I can send the unit to their service center for a heatsink/fan replacement. My question is, what does everyone mean when they say their S10 fan is loud? Can anyone describe it? Is it possible someone can record the noise their S10 makes and up... Read more

Answer:Just bought an S10, fan grinding right out of the box

Well, I suppose it's the fan blades rubbing on the fan housing like I just read deep in one of the threads. Either way, to the service center it goes....

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I am not a Mac guy, I have no idea what I am looking at.
I am at a remote location where there is no actual tech support of any kind. The Mac Book Pro of a colleague has been experiencing severe slow-downs over the past few days. Stuff doesn't highlight anymore, response is overall slow, the Internet connection speed is crawling.

My laptop (PC) works just fine when it's right next to his machine, there's no issue with the wireless infrastructure.

I am not even sure where to start looking. The user says that he didn't install anything weird as far as he can tell. and that it's been getting slower over the past few days. Any suggestions on where to even start looking for this problem?

Answer:OSX is grinding to a halt

Might consider asking an Admin/Mod to move this to the Apple forum as that's where almost all Apple/Mac/OSX support gets the attention. Yes, OSX is an operating system but, even so...

As for a suggestion, tell him to open the Utilities folder in Applications and then find Activity Monitor (should be the very first icon upper left as they're in alphabetical order) and run it a while to see what's going on. Look for processes that are consuming a lot of CPU time, or excessive RAM usage. It's not too different from Task Manager in some respects so you should be able to get some idea of what errant app or process could be dragging the machine's performance downward.

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Question: Grinding Noise

Hey guys, I logged on this morning to my pc and started to play a game and all of a sudden every few minutes the game would just crash for 10 seconds or so then be fine. When the crash happened i couldn't press Ctrl+Alt+Del so i know it wasn't the actual game itself crashing or losing connection etc.

So then i decided to take off my headset and try see if there was any strange noises and there was a really weird grinding noise for 2-3 seconds.. then game pc crashes then 10 seconds later everything is perfectly fine.

Anybody had this issue or know any solutions? If you need any additional information don't hesitate to ask.

Thanks in advance, Pompey.

Answer:Grinding Noise

Oh my god, not long after writing this thread... Now my PC just turned itself off without any warning, bleeps or grinding noises. Didn't even reboot, just switched itself off.

When i boot up my PC, i don't get no errors, it boots up as quick as it ever has.

Microsoft XP S3 Pro

Intel core 2 DUO CPU
E4600 @ 2.40ghz

Graphics; Nvidia Geforce 9600GT

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I am having trouble with my HP pavilion notebook. When using media (online or offline) it intermittently freezes and makes a loud grinding sound. Sometimes its just for a second but sometimes I have to force a shut down to get it to stop. Also when I am listening to music or audio books with the lid closed, it will intermittently stop for a few seconds and come back on (it is set to "do nothing" when lid is closed). I have checked for over heating, that is not the problem.

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Question: PC Slow/Grinding

The past two weeks, my PC has been at times slow, freezing, and constantly grinding.Each time I do the CC/SAS scans and it helps until a week later.So figured I would post the details of my PC and let me know if something else is wrong.After I did all the scans yesterday it worked just fine today.MBAMQuoteMalwarebytes Anti-Malware version: v2012.02.15.03Windows Vista Service Pack 2 x86 NTFSInternet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421Johnny Ola :: JOHNNYOLA-PC [administrator]2/15/2012 2:36:09 PMmbam-log-2012-02-15 (14-36-09).txtScan type: Quick scanScan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUMScan options disabled: P2PObjects scanned: 197898Time elapsed: 7 minute(s), 7 second(s)Memory Processes Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Memory Modules Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Values Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Data Items Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Folders Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)Files Detected: 0(No malicious items detected)(end)SAS (Oh great, my SAS log from yesterday can't be found...six things were removed, what do I do)DDS txtQuoteMalwarebytes Anti-Malware version: v2012.02.15.03Windows Vista Service Pack 2 x86 NTFSInternet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421Johnny Ola :: JOHNNYOLA-PC [administrator]2/15/2012 2:36:09 PMm... Read more

Answer:PC Slow/Grinding

If there is a grinding noise it's probably the harddrive or the fans. You can check this by opening the box and disconnecting the fans one by one and see if the noise still persists. If the noise is still there you can run a diagnostic on your hard drive. Run hard drive diagnostics: tacktech.comMake sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: imgburn to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.For Toshiba hard drives, see here:Note : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps here

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The story so far....

Came home from a week abroad. Kids had been looking up game cheats (suspicious). System (HP desktop, 3 years old, upgraded from Vista to Win 7 Pro x32) was running slow and coming to a gradual freeze. Had been working just fine before I left town, and for the last few months since I upgraded.

I get home - system is now at the stage where it will boot to the login screen - I can login but immediately freezes once all the icons have loaded. I can boot in safe mode, manage to run AVG 9.0 scan, no problems found. I try a system restore - no joy - freezes after a while. The problem gets worse. Can no longer boot in safe mode, PC now gives me two options - boot normally or do system repair. Try the latter - it loads files, but then goes to a blank screen and hangs. If I attempt norml boot, I get to the windows 7 logo, but it just stays there for hours.

I do have recovery disks. Tried booting from them (after altering th eBIOS to boot from drive), again loads files,and get the loading bar, no logo this time, but then, again, no further progress.
I can get to the BIOS, F10 Setup and F11 System Recovery (which gives same result as above) - no option for safe mode anymore, just system repair/normal boot options. F8 doesn't get me anywhere.

I'm stumped - any ideas?

Answer:Win 7 Grinding Halt

It could be a hard-drive failure - have you tried running scandisk?
try scandisk /autofix
/autofix - This option will fix any errors it encounters without prompting you first. By default, when you use the /AUTOFIX option, ScanDisk will save any lost clusters it finds as files in the drive`s root directory. If you want ScanDisk to delete lost clusters instead of saving them, include the /NOSAVE option. Using the /AUTOFIX option, ScanDisk will also prompt you for an Undo disk unless you include the /NOSUMMARY option. The /AUTOFIX command can be used in conjunction with the /CHECKONLY and /CUSTOM options.

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hello i just build a i7 cpu this past weekend and i noticed the past 2 days everytime i have the computer on for 3 hours or so i get a grinding sound. can someone please help idk what this is

Answer:grinding sound please help

You'll have to take the cover off your case when you hear it and see for yourself. It could be any of the fans doing it.

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