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w7 forced shut down

Question: w7 forced shut down

Hi,Every so often when I close down W7,a screen appears informing me that there is/are programs running,do I want a forced shut down,or close these programs down.The problem is,I don't get chance to select an answer before the PC reboots.Any advice on how to make the screen appear long enough to make a choice ?.Thanks

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Answer: w7 forced shut down

it may be a possibility that the screen disappear because the programs have managed to close before they are forced to do so

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Question: forced shut down!!

hi every one... I just bought a new hp laptop with inbuilt windows 8...I don't have much knowledge of computer....and windows 8 is quite different....
my laptop is jus 25 days old but in these 25 days I had to forcefully shut it down 8 times by pressing the power button few seconds since it froze...
I just want to know how bad it is to forcefully shut down laptop this frequently??? how can I avoid it or solve it and what are its effects??

plssssssssssss help.... very worried!!!!

Answer:forced shut down!!

type on the start screen, Change what power buttons do,...go into the power settings and uncheck the Fast Startup option and save. You may have to use link at top to change settings that are grayed and unavailable.

Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

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I am using XP home.Sometimes when I try and shut down my PC, a message box appears and says a program is not responding and will automatically close in about 20 seconds.Then a little blue bar, a kind of timer, starts to fill up in the message box and after about 20 seconds the program closes. Is there a way I can speed up this time?

Answer:Speeding up forced shut down

click here

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message. something is open and I can't find what it is.
help needed
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8080 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1988 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 467399 MB, Free - 341757 MB; D: Total - 9437 MB, Free - 1125 MB; F: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 676816 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1497
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Solved: forced shut down

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Can anyone tell me if in the event logs or anywhere else this sort of activity is made known, it is possible to distinguish between forced shut downs and system failures? So for example...will the events logs reveal anything different for forced shut downs during start up to those where say the power cord was pulled or if the system cut out because it say began to violently overheat?I am guessing the events logs will show the same thing...and I'm talking about a cheap Sony Viao here running Vista

Answer:Forced shut down event log

The event log will yield the correct error code (Ex. Event 41.) and Microsoft has documented the most probable cause of certain forced shutdown such as this

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"Your PC ran into a problem" error message and shuts down my computer. Happens about once and hour.

Please help

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I forget exactly what was running at the time but I forced the computer to shut down by holding the power button.

As I was doing it the thought ran through my head that it was a bad idea because the computer was in the middle of doing something.

Now it will not start up. I tries Start-up fix. could not do it sutomatically it said. Tried fixshell.exe, cannot run it. Says no restore point saved. Cannot run explorer from c:. Tried various registry fixes for "Black Scrren OD".

I'm at the point that I'm going to save the files I don't want to lose to an ext harddrive then restore my last back-up, which unfortunately is from 04/2009.
 

Answer:Forced Vistax64 Shut-down now will not start up

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"Your PC ran into a problem" error message and shuts down my computer. Happens about once and hour.

Please help

Answer:PC frequest forced shut downs

There is evidence that you have installed pirated copies of software on your computer. For that reason we can't help you. It is against the forum rules.

If you remove the software and resubmit your files we can then help you.

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Occasionally my computer will freeze when the start menu is accessed or Windows Explorer is opened. This starts with just these programs freezing, but then other programs like Google Chrome, Spotify, iTunes, Microsoft Word will freeze and then I have to force shut down the computer and restart to use it again. The same problem happens more rarely if I am using one WiFi source and my computer goes into sleep mode, and then once it is reopened my computer connects to a different WiFi source, I have the same problem. I have searched for viruses, malware, restored the system, etc. Any ideas? Thanks!
 

Answer:Windows 7 freezes and must be forced shut down

is it the same in safe mode

do you receive any error messages

what are you running
video card brand and model
cpu
m/board
ram
power supply
brand
model
wattage

check the listings in the bios for 12v line voltages and cpu temperatures and post them
 

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I run Windows 7 (64 bit). When I try to reboot or shut down I get a message ?force shutdown or cancel? than my computer says,? shutting down?, but does not, so I have to manually turn the computer off by holding down the power button. I have verified in task manager that there are no running programs, tried system restore, tools-error checking and have also checked for malware, but have no malware. The only thing I can think of is it gets hung up with the internet browser I was using, because those short cut icons (either IE or Safari) flash right before I get the ?force shutdown? message indicating that?s where the problem may be?Any help would be appreciated..I?m stumped

Answer:Forced shut down when no program running

When you are shutting down do you still have a USB stick inserted? My system will not shut down if I have a stick in place. Sometimes I forget and I am stuck with the same situation as yourself... I pull the stick and the system shuts down quite happily.

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Hello! I'm new to the site, but I hope my problems would get resolved somehow. Thank you in advance for those who'll be helping me.

Okay to start off, some specific descriptions of my computer. I use a laptop with Windows XP SP2 and I use Avira AntiVir Desktop as my main Anti-virus software. I use the free version of Malwarebytes Antimalware as an external scanner / alternative. Then I use Spybot Search and Destroy as my Anti-spyware software and Windows Defender as an alternative.

I think my problem (though I'm not sure) is somehow related to what I've been experiencing the past month, which I've posted at TechSupportForums but received no reply from. Although I think the problem is more serious now, after experiencing forced shut downs during a scan in safe mode.

The problem: Recently the laptop has been acting weird, lagging for about 3-5 minutes every 8-10 minutes in continuous intervals. At first I thought it was the typical problem where I just need to free up some space or uninstall some unused programs. However, even though I've tried freeing up space, defragging the computer, and other methods used to maintain an XP OS running smoothly, the performance never really improved. So I did not mind not getting an answer from the security section of TechSupport because It probably might have been only a simple problem not related to any security issues. However, since the last time I've done a scan, I tried it just today in safe mode. An... Read more

Answer:Forced shut down during Safe Mode

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How can one turn off the forced (planned) shut offs after Win updates?

Answer:Turn off forced shut off after updates?

Hello Bingus,

Selecting Notify to schedule restart in the tutorial below can help to stop the automatic restart for Windows Update.

Windows Update - Choose How Updates are Installed in Windows 10

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Hello everyone, I am a pretty big gamer here, and when I play certain games, the game freezes and applications such as discord and or Skype freeze as well. Then the computer locks up and I am forced to hold the power button and restart. The games that I have experienced this with so far are Rocket League, Player Unknown Battlegrounds, and Black Desert. I have just ran two test through Dell's Support Assist and both my Graphics Card and Processor passed. I am not sure what is causing this.

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My WinXP Pro alerted me of a problem then dumped physical mem. This is the first time I've seen it, followed instructions on the blue screen and I restarted my lappy with no apparent problems.

But shorty after, my recently installed WinPatrol (free version) detected a "New Startup Setting" and asked Y/N for approval for " %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k ", no description or company name.

MS Win popped up also with "The system has recovered from a serious error" ... Send/Don't Send error report.

The lappy seems to work ok although I am working around the 2 windows mentioned above, I am hesitant to take further action since I have no clue what this all means ...

Did make a change yesterday by disabling VB scripting ability, prior to that I made some Real Player adjustments, don't know if these caused the problems. I could really use some help with this,

TIA
 

Answer:Solved: Windows forced a shut down ...

The "dumprep" is exactly what it says, its a dump report of the serious error being written to the hard drive. Its part of the Windows error handling. Allow it.
 

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How can one turn off the forced (planned) shut offs after Win updates?

Answer:Turn off forced shut off after updates?

Hello Bingus,

Selecting Notify to schedule restart in the tutorial below can help to stop the automatic restart for Windows Update.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

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Last weekend my system hanged up(because of many google chrome tabs, many opened folders and a game), i tried ctrl+alt+del, alt+f4, nothing was working. After waiting for an hour i forced shut down. When i started the system next day it showed a smart error(bad hard disk) and took me to bios page. Now from a week system is unable to boot and does'nt goes past windows animation screen and i have tried many things like 1) safe mode-no response (2) start up repair many times-no response (3) diagnostics which clears all test except 4 of 7 hard disk tests (5) chkdsk which clears my almost full hard disk without any problem and i am also able to use all my files by putting my hard disk into a ext hd usb case and plugging into my friend's pc . Then i tried to boot with my windows installation cd and when going in recovery console my drive letter was strangely d: which i changed back to c: using some diskpart command but after reboot a new problem creeped in i.e <bootmgr is missing> then i tried to repair it by going in command prompt of recovery console and using all the commands starting with bootrec . I also tried sfc/scannow/offdir--- command but after the whole day it was still stuck . Now i don't want to lose my files and don't have money to buy a new hd : please help . Thanks in advance . System specs dell 580s desktop windows 7 home premium , core i3 550 2nd gen processor 3.20 ghz , 4 gb ddr3 ram, skywalker motherboard h57 chipset, western digita... Read more

Answer:windows 7 unable to boot after forced shut down

it showed a smart error(bad hard disk)...
clears all test except 4 of 7 hard disk tests ....
You may not like it, but this is probably the reality of it. To confirm use this application to test the disk, from another machine
 
http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=612&sid=3
 
Regards
 
TsVk!

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Hello,

I have had this problem since day one with windows 10 and its about to force me back to windows 7. Random times when working on my laptop it will just freeze. If there is something playing be it music or youtube it will make a god awful noise through the speakers.

My laptop is an older laptop and dell says it does not support windows 10. I upgraded all my drivers including the bios.

Any other suggestions or is this a live with it or downgrade?

I have not tried a clean install yet. Would prefer not to if possible but it may be a last resort.

Answer:Laptop freezes and has to be forced shut down and rebooted.

I have this same problem, except my laptop is new.

I've been troubleshooting this on my laptop for maybe the past month, more or less since I've gotten it. For me, at least it's:

NOT an overheating problem.
NOT a CPU overclocking problem.
NOT an SSD problem.
NOT a HDD problem.
NOT a USB problem.
NOT exclusive to Windows 10 (it happened when I had Windows 7 before I upgraded).

There is no consensus as to what causes this freezing/audio stutter/buzzing. Right now I'm testing with a different power supply. I'm actually hoping it's the PSU, because I really don't want to even think it has something to do with the motherboard.

If it ends up being a driver problem (which I am doubtful it is), I wonder how Windows 10 automatic driver downloads will cause issues if driver rollbacks are necessary.

Anyway, we're basically shit out of luck. Don't expect to get any real advice, since there basically is none to be had. To actually address your post, I don't think you need to do a clean install. I've done various clean installs, both of Windows 7 and 10, and I still get this issue, so it's not (I don't think) an OS or driver issue. But maybe it is. No one knows.

Really frustrating.

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Every time I try to shut down or restart my pc i get a grey screen with text saying
?1 program still needs to close
Waiting for explore.exe
Playing log off sound??
And the options ?force quit? or ?cancel?.

I can force quit and shut down/restart with no problem, but if I click cancel nothing happens. I?ve tried leaving applications running like firefox and ms word while shutting down to see if that would enable the option but nothing changed.
Also, occasionally windows won?t respond or delay an action. I?ve only noticed these problems after I reinstalled windows 7.

How can I fix the explore.exe and grey screen problem?

Answer:Canít cancel shut down. Forced to force quit

Diagnose using clean boot
Then report back. I guess the AVirus
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

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I bought this PC less than a month ago. A day or so ago it started hanging up when restarting or shutting down. The screen will go black like it's shutting down, but the lights on the laptop all stay on, and I end up having to force it to power down via the power button. Also when the laptop goes into sleep/hibernate it will not come out of it, forcing me to shut it down and turn it back on. Not sure what's causing it.

Answer:B570 not coming out of sleep, also won't shut down unless forced

Tough to trouble shoot, so maybe back upanything you have created since you got it,and restore to factory state using One Key button,or recovery disks which I am sure you have made!

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Hi there

I'm glad I got my copy before they shut down yesterday --not sure what the Movie industry is up to -- it's much more convenient storing DVD's etc on to a HDD and playing them at home via a server / NAS box --I don't want or need to carry around loads of physical DVD's -- apart from the hideous amount of storage they consume - and the toxic material used to produce these too.

Popular Blu-Ray Ripper Shuts Down Following Legal Pressure - TorrentFreak

R.I.P SLYSOFT (known as the Slyfox due to the logo)

(Note MakeMKV is still around for ripping - but for how much longer too).

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Sad news --Slysoft (AnyDVD forced to shut down)

Thanks for the info

AnyDVD is not something I have used, but I hope this doesn't start happening to other rippers also
Like you I buy DVD's then rip for personal use as having the file on a media server is easier than going through lots of discs

If the movie industries want to promote digital downloads, then that's fine by me, but first make sure that if I buy a digital copy it is mine to keep forever and not linked with DRM to the store I bought it from, so I can play it however I wish (same as music industry now)

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Hello,

I have had this problem since day one with windows 10 and its about to force me back to windows 7. Random times when working on my laptop it will just freeze. If there is something playing be it music or youtube it will make a god awful noise through the speakers.

My laptop is an older laptop and dell says it does not support windows 10. I upgraded all my drivers including the bios.

Any other suggestions or is this a live with it or downgrade?

I have not tried a clean install yet. Would prefer not to if possible but it may be a last resort.

Answer:Laptop freezes and has to be forced shut down and rebooted.

I have this same problem, except my laptop is new.

I've been troubleshooting this on my laptop for maybe the past month, more or less since I've gotten it. For me, at least it's:

NOT an overheating problem.
NOT a CPU overclocking problem.
NOT an SSD problem.
NOT a HDD problem.
NOT a USB problem.
NOT exclusive to Windows 10 (it happened when I had Windows 7 before I upgraded).

There is no consensus as to what causes this freezing/audio stutter/buzzing. Right now I'm testing with a different power supply. I'm actually hoping it's the PSU, because I really don't want to even think it has something to do with the motherboard.

If it ends up being a driver problem (which I am doubtful it is), I wonder how Windows 10 automatic driver downloads will cause issues if driver rollbacks are necessary.

Anyway, we're basically shit out of luck. Don't expect to get any real advice, since there basically is none to be had. To actually address your post, I don't think you need to do a clean install. I've done various clean installs, both of Windows 7 and 10, and I still get this issue, so it's not (I don't think) an OS or driver issue. But maybe it is. No one knows.

Really frustrating.

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Good day! I have a Lenovo G500 with switchable graphics. I've only ever used the "Power Saving" Intel option because I've never needed otherwise. The only time I use "High Power' AMD Radeon option is when I do extensve editing in Photoshop and no problems there for over a year. But whenever I try to play games using the AMD card, it just dies. It turns itself off as if the power was cut off. Although the fan speeds up seconds before dying, I don't think this is a heat issue because it dies within 10 seconds of the game starting, I'm in a really cold airconditioned room and the same games are able to run (albeit with low framerate) with the Intel card without any problems. I've downloaded the latest AMD Radeon HD8750 driver from the G500 support page, and also the Intel HD 4000 driver plus updated the BIOS for good measure. Also cleaned the fan and everything, but it still dies when the game starts. If it's any help this happens on all games I try to run with the AMD card but not Photoshop, and the one that pushed me over the edge to finally post here is AC4 Black Flag.Thanks for any help and pardon the long post.

Answer:Lenovo G500 AMD Radeon Forced Shut Down

hi Noctureon,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
When you cleaned the fan, did you remove the old thermal compound and reapplied a good quality thermal paste?
 
Chances are, if the shutting down problem happens on any game that you run or any graphics intensive task that you launch like watching youtube videos and/or it also happens while plugged-in / running on battery then there's likely a problem with a hardware component of the machine (e.g., the GPU), similar to this thread.
 
Consider doing the following:
1. Run a full diagnostic test on the machine using the Lenovo Solutions Center (see Checkup > Hardware Scan) or by using the Individual Windows Diagnostics then observe the results on the RAM, HDD, CPU, and GPU tests..
 
2. Download and install GPU-Z and observe the temps on the AMD Radeon HD8750.
 
If the machine shuts down while running the test then I recommend you consider removing the heatsink, remove the old thermal compound on both the CPU/GPU then re-apply a good quality thermal paste.
 
G500 Fan Cleaning Video Guide
 
 
Regards

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Last night I had my laptop connected to my phone's mobile hotspot so I could get online and put in applications and listen to some music. I got a couple phone calls, which disconnected the hotspot and when I reactivated it, I couldn't open the network connections window on the laptop to make sure it was connected. However, I knew it was because I was still able to access the internet. Finally, when I went to bed, I closed the laptop, putting it into sleep mode. Now, after waking up and opening it, I still couldn't open the network window; it told me to restart to finalize updates, which I told it to postpone; none of the programs I had up (Windows Media Player, Mozilla Firefox, and a file folder for the music I was listening to) would close down; and when I told the computer to shut down, it wouldn't. So I did a forced shut down by pressing and holding the power button. Now, when I go to turn it back on, all I get is a black screen and the wifi button is orange. Nothing else happens.What is going on and how do I fix it? Please help.

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XP Security Tool suddenly appeared on my computer out of no where and I can?t get rid of it. I had removed a different rogue anti-spyware program (I can?t remember which one) about a month ago, using rkill and malwarebytes, but I?ve had the following problems ever since:-Computer freezes during shutdown (a blank blue screen) after ?windows is shutting down? message-All web searches are redirected-Programs frequently freeze/crash, forcing me to do a manual shut down-Can?t perform system restore-Computer doesn?t recognize external hard drive (which means I cannot backup)-Computer audio doesn?t work (speakers and headphones)*when I tried to enable the Windows Firewall I got the following error message: Error in SHELL32.DLL Missing entry:CONTROL_RUNDLL**error messages at startup: Error in BTHPROPS.CPL Missing entry:BLUETOOTHAUTHENTICATIONAGENTAnd Error in C:\PROGRA~1\THINKPAD\UTILIT~1\PWRMGRTR.DLL Missing entry:PWRMGRBKGNDMONITOR_________________________________________________________________________________________DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by t_heman at 13:41:35.45 on Mon 04/26/2010Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1534.692 [GMT -7:00]AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}FW: Proventia Desktop *enabled* {D5FF068F-88CF-439C-B39B-43862474514E}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS�... Read more

Answer:XP Security Tool, Forced Shut Downs, and Much Much More

Hello, ordak.My name is aommaster and I will be helping you with your log.I apologize for the delay in response we get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, I would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following below so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.ThanksShould you still require assistance, please take note of the points below:Please track this topic by either adding it to your favourites or clicking the Options button at the top of this thread and then Track this topic.Please disable word-wrap before posting logs. This can be done by clicking Format and un-ticking the word-wrap feature in notepad. The logs that you post should be copied and pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.If you do not reply within 5 days, I will have to close your topic. Should you not be able to meet this, please notify me so that I will leave the topic open.Please do not install, update, or run any programs for the duration of the fix.If you do not understand the instructions I provide, please don't hesitate to ask. That's what I'm here for Please continue to reply to this topic until I give you the all clean. Just because there are no symptoms of infection doesn't mean that the computer is clean.If you are running Vista, please run all the fixes as an administrator. This is done by right... Read more

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Hi there

I'm glad I got my copy before they shut down yesterday --not sure what the Movie industry is up to -- it's much more convenient storing DVD's etc on to a HDD and playing them at home via a server / NAS box --I don't want or need to carry around loads of physical DVD's -- apart from the hideous amount of storage they consume - and the toxic material used to produce these too.

Popular Blu-Ray Ripper Shuts Down Following Legal Pressure - TorrentFreak

R.I.P SLYSOFT (known as the Slyfox due to the logo)

(Note MakeMKV is still around for ripping - but for how much longer too).

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Sad news --Slysoft (AnyDVD forced to shut down)

Thanks for the info

AnyDVD is not something I have used, but I hope this doesn't start happening to other rippers also
Like you I buy DVD's then rip for personal use as having the file on a media server is easier than going through lots of discs

If the movie industries want to promote digital downloads, then that's fine by me, but first make sure that if I buy a digital copy it is mine to keep forever and not linked with DRM to the store I bought it from, so I can play it however I wish (same as music industry now)

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Several times now I had to use the power button to shut down my pc.
This happens odd times. Last night I had been using Firefox, I.E. to visit various web sites (No porn sites) and a FTP program. When I went to shut down, I first closed all open programs except Zone Alarm and Norton and tried to close via windows. It did not work, even clicking on the browser icon did do nothing.
As I am not sure what to produce from the event viewer,I made a pic of July 27 events. I have not a clue how to read these events.
The other question, (just out of curiousity) When and why does one need to update the bios?

Answer:forced to manual shut down + bios question

RUn a virus check immediately. That looks normal at first glance, Johannes, but in fact the error components say *bowser* not bRowser

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when microsoft outlook is forced to shut down with emails open, where do they go? email was to be sent.
My old computer they would go to draft folder.
have windows 7 home premium
thanks

Answer:outlook emails opened lost when forced shut down

Might be some explanation/perhaps solution on messages disappear

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Hello. I've seen quite a few of the same type problems in these forums and can not determine the cause.
I hope the zip file includes the .dmp file correctly, having trouble getting the permissions on it to work.

The crash cycle begins in games, typically, and in my event viewer it starts with an EventLog 6008 Error, then a Kernel-Power 41 Critical, followed by EventLog 1101.

I thought at first it may be my videocard overheating although in winXP it had no problems with the same games. Second thought was maybe psu is not supplying vidcard enough juice but rails seem fine and was same psu I had in XP build also. To try fixing it I did a partition delete, win7 clean install with no extra programs except the games that cause it to crash. And yes I've checked for updated drivers to everything I use. Same thing happening.

Will be glad to post any other events or log files if needed if anyone has an idea what is happening.
Thanks in advance.

Answer:BSOD graphics crash and forced to manual shut down

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Gannode


Hello. I've seen quite a few of the same type problems in these forums and can not determine the cause.
I hope the zip file includes the .dmp file correctly, having trouble getting the permissions on it to work.

The crash cycle begins in games, typically, and in my event viewer it starts with an EventLog 6008 Error, then a Kernel-Power 41 Critical, followed by EventLog 1101.

I thought at first it may be my videocard overheating although in winXP it had no problems with the same games. Second thought was maybe psu is not supplying vidcard enough juice but rails seem fine and was same psu I had in XP build also. To try fixing it I did a partition delete, win7 clean install with no extra programs except the games that cause it to crash. And yes I've checked for updated drivers to everything I use. Same thing happening.

Will be glad to post any other events or log files if needed if anyone has an idea what is happening.
Thanks in advance.



this bugcheck (024) has these Usual causes: Disk corruption, insufficient physical memory, Device driver, Indexing, Resident antivirus, backup, defrag programs, Disk/Drive failing/failure

Because of that I would start with running a chkdsk

Code:
CHKDSK /R /F:
Run CHKDSK /R /F from an elevated (Run as adminstrator) Command Prompt. Please do this for each hard drive on your system.
When it tells you it can't do it right now - and asks you if you'd l... Read more

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i have a 2 week old t61p and i have xp professonal, randomly 3 times so far my computer has shut down saying that it needs to restart or something, then it says if this is the 1st time it has happened then blah blah blah, it restarts to quickly that i cant read the rest. What should i do. the screen that pops up is blue with white letters

Answer:Computer is forced to shut down, blue screen come up, using windows xp

Download the ISO image of PC Doctor from Lenovo's website and burn it onto a CD.Boot from this CD and run the system check, especially the memory test. See what this comes up with. Smells of faulty RAM imho. 

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It happens randomly, my mouse freezes then my screen and I'm forced to restart my comp by the power switch, whats goin wrong?

Answer:Screen freezes forced to hold power button to shut off!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kurt1212


It happens randomly, my mouse freezes then my screen and I'm forced to restart my comp by the power switch, whats goin wrong?


Could we get your systems specs and some more about the problem?

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Hello,
I forced my computer shut down (by pressing power for long time) the last time it was doing windows update.
Since then PC is not shutting down. It turns off the screen and some seconds afterwards, it shows the windows start screen (on windows 8.1) again. To shut down now, I am having to press power button continuously.
Can anyone help

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My problem. Uh. For a while now, explorer would crash when I opened any folder. It'd give me an error, something about dividing by zero? And if I closed or accepted the error, explorer would restart. If I moved it out of the way, explorer would usually work fine, though it'd sometimes freeze up.

Then, it started shutting down firefox. Maybe not the same thing? I don't know. I had a picture of the error but I lost it.. I've been having a rough day, I apologize. But yeah, it'd shut down after a period of extended use, no warning, just boom. freeze in the middle of whatever, "firefox has experienced an error" or something, and it'd die.

a few other things programs have unexpectedly shut down, too. some background processes I don't use, my chat client, notepad once, even. I don't know.

Today, I restarted my computer to clear it up, get it to run faster, and there was a spyware claiming to be spyware removal program waiting for me? I didn't get a picture or anything, I just blocked it from my startup list when spybot's teatimer alerted me, and I couldn't find it in my process list using task manager, or procexp. So I'm at a loss. I killed it, rebooted to make sure, and it's been taking me about ten times as long for my computer to boot up.

I don't know. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Oh and. the gmer log? ark.txt? I use http://www.fspro.net/my-lockbox/, My Lockbox, to hide files. Nobody else uses my PC, but I like the security? Anyway, it seemed ... Read more

Answer:Programs forced shut, fake spyware removal program

Hello, stiqe :)
Welcome to TSF

My name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)
Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).
Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.
Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. :)
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.
Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.
Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .

I do not recommend that you have more than one anti virus product installed and running on your computer at a time. The reason for this is that if both products have their automatic (Real-Time) protection switched on, then those products which do not encr... Read more

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I have Toshiba Satellite C55-B815 laptop, I forced shut down my laptop during the windows update and now when im turning on the laptop its not turning on, please help!

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Hello guys, i recently got infected by some nasty something.I ran malwarebytes full scan and combofix (which deleted some files in SysWoW64 and SimpleScreenShot.exe), after having done a system restore (restored to state of 4 days ago).Before all that, my PC opened CMD after booting for a sec, then closed it again, 5 to 10 mins later, the screen went blank and there was no sound anymore. As neither screen nor sound got back, i forced the pc to shut down, but it's light still remained on. Most off that is gone, since i restored system and used combofix, but i read, that i should post my log, so one of you could review it and make sure my pc's clean again.Hope it's not that bad and,Thank you very much in advance, greez.ComboFix 12-05-05.05 - pc 05/05/2012 13:53:09.2.8 - x64Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.9207.7187 [GMT 2:00]Running from: c:\users\pc\Downloads\ComboFix.exeAV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}..((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2012-04-05 to 2012-05-05 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))..2012-05-05 12:00 . 2012-05-05 12:00 -------- d-----w- c:\users\Default\AppData\Local\temp2012-05-05 11:43 . 2012-04-13 08:46 8917360 ----a-w- c:\programdata\... Read more

Answer:Screen goes blank, sound away, no regular shut down possible, pc light stays on after forced shutdown

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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Hi I posted this topic within the "am I infected" forum [ Link located here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/147254/at-startup-a-windows-security-center-window-opens/ ~ OB ] but looking at this forum I feel there are a number of users who have the same problem as I have. A fake Windows Security Center message pops up. I have run anti-malware and anti-spyware programs to remove this problem and it does not work. Plus occasionally the computer is forced to shutdown by this message. I have listed the Hijackthis log at the bottom of the next message. Anybody please help me !!! this thing is frustrating and keeps shuting down my computer. I'm willing to follow your instructions if you look at my log. I would really appreciate it...Hi,I followed all your instructions unfortunately the Superantispyware did not find any threats or issues. When I boot in safe mode the Window security center window pops up. I do not think this antispyware program will help this looks like a deep rooted bug or malware program. I tried to retrieve the log you mentioned from Super antispyware, but it was not listed in the log area of the program. This windows security window pops up every time at startup in normal or safe mode. Plus there is icon in the bottom system tray which pops up with some balloons saying there are system failures on my machine and I need to click on it to download some programs. I know it's fake because there are misspellings in the message, also this malware keeps shuttin... Read more

Answer:Fake Windows Security Center Message Pops Up At Startup & Forced Shut Down Problems

HI,

I would like to have this topic closed, somebody helped me resolved this issue. I want to thank all of you for your advise and support.

MrFinance

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My power button action random changed to "shut down" a few days ago. It used to be lock.

I accidentally clicked it at the time and couldn't abort shutdown in time.

Computer shut down and installed windows updates (I don't recall having seen pending updates, but could have missed it).

Now this button is stuck on "shut down"... and it has the shield mark thing beside it.

Any idea what this means?

Answer:Power button button forced to "Shut down"

The shield icon is a part of windows update; and basically means if you tell the system to shut down; before it shuts down; it will install the updates first; and if you boot back up after it shuts down; before you get to the logon screen; it may say windows is configuring updates.

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need help, can't shut down unless I manually hold down the power button, won't automatically restart on commant either.

Answer:x41 tablet window won't shut down windows xp sp2 (on command) have to manually shut down.

I would suspect a chipset driver at first. I'm not quite sure what chipset is on X41 tablet, you may take a look an choose from the list on the bottom of this page. Hope this help!

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Hey there,

Lenovo E440 that ran excellent until recently. About a week or two ago I got an error message about a power surge on a USB port. Didn't really seem to effect much so I moved on. Lately, when shutting down, it hangs for a few minutes... just sitting at the final "Shutting Down" screen. After a while, it kicks off - except yesterday where it BSOD - twice. Any ideas? When I turn it back on, get the standard prompt for safe mode or start windows normally. In the event logs, I see nothing other than the kernel critical error.

No major software/hardware changes recently that I can remember.

Thanks!
Jim

Answer:BSOD - Occurs during Shut Down Process. Shut Down hangs then crashes

Your Realtek PCI-e Wireless LAN NIC NDIS driver has been flagged.


Code:
fffff880`035bc268 fffff880`05bc4ee3Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rtwlane.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for rtwlane.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for rtwlane.sys
rtwlane+0x11fee3

0: kd> lmvm rtwlane
start end module name
fffff880`05aa5000 fffff880`05d93000 rtwlane T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: rtwlane.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\rtwlane.sys
Image name: rtwlane.sys
Timestamp: Tue Sep 03 14:41:39 2013 (5225E713)
CheckSum: 002E08DB
ImageSize: 002EE000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Check for an updated version here.

Is this device connected via a USB port?

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Hey every one. I m new to this site. Well I have a bit of a problem. First of all when I click Start, There is not Standby of shut down option... Here is a pic:


Second When i try topress Alt+F4 OR Ctrl+Alt+Del It says contact admin of computer, and I M ADMIN! here is a pic:


Third I can noit restore my computer to an earlier time eathere. all my restore points have been deleted. pic:



This happen to me befor one and I reformated my comp... but i have WAY to much stuff to transfer now.

Thanks in advance! ~Saif

P.S there is 2 accounts on my computer and only mine is screwed... But the othere one is working fine.

Answer:No Shut Down Option,Cant Restore to earlier time, cant alt f4 to shut off. Virus?

Are you sure you are an admin? It states so in user accounts? The reason I ask is the PS you ended with.

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Question: Forced to wn 10

Hi looks like MS will be sneaking win 10 updates to win 8.1 users starting the last of july from various
sites on the web correct ?
I like 8.1 and want to keep it so what updates do I need to delete fast so MS doesn t spam me dead; I
hope somebody here can keep win 8.1 users updated as needed - thanks
 

Answer:Forced to wn 10

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Question: Forced Log-off

We have NT 4.0 Servers and Win 9.x clients. Is there a way to force a PC to logoff from the server, after 15 minutes of inactivity? If NT can't do it, are there other applications that may accomplish this?
 

Answer:Forced Log-off

Greetings

What do you mean by "logoff the server"? Do you want the Win9x machines to shut down or do you want them to act like the user has selectec "logoff Username" from the start bar?

What are you actually trying to achieve? Are you trying to get it so that when users go home at night, the machines are not logged onto the domain, and another person can not use their machine to maliciously delete files etc off the severs?

Cheers

------------------
Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...
 

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title pretty much says it all.  I had a google redirect virus which I could not clean so I formatted my drive and reinstalled Win7.  Now my V570 will not shut down, windows will close but the laptop stays powered up, I need to hold the power button for 5 seconds to get the laptop to turn off.  I also can't do a restart for the same reason. Is it the hard drive? a bad install of windows? or a setting I need to check? thanks,bob

Answer:V570 will not shut down, have to hold power button to get it to shut off

** bump **  anyone have any ideas?

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Ok, this has now happened no rivals.com and when I was lookng at one article on espn.com. When the page loads it shows below it has finished loading the page, but show a white page, then quickly loads this dell search page. The address for the website that it could not find this time on rivals is: http://ad.yieldmanager.com/st%3Fad_type.



Here is a screenshot of the search page that I took a little over a month ago when I had the same problem. I stopped going to rivals.com where I normally had the problem so I never knew if it really went away or not. I went there actually once after I had run all the programs and had no problems that one time.

===================================

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Beavis on 2008-01-12 23:45:36
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
81: 2008-01-13 05:45:53 UTC - RP593 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
80: 2008-01-12 04:25:45 UTC - RP592 - System Checkpoint
79: 2008-01-11 01:03:52 UTC - RP591 - Installed Java(TM) 6 Update 3
78: 2008-01-10 08:01:10 UTC - RP590 - Made by Registry Mechanic O
77: 2008-01-10 07:16:01 UTC - RP589 - Made by Registry Mechanic O

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Answer:Being forced to different site

Bump!

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Question: Forced slowdown?

Hi,
 
For my first post this may be a bit silly; not an emergency, just an oddity.
 
Seems like every so often (as in just now) my system starts to run slower and slower (it had been doing so for several hours today and I once again rebooted). Killing processes doesn't help and eventually I have to reboot. Windows then installs updates and all is well until the next time.
As far as I can tell this is always when there are updates that need to be installed. Seems as if the slowdown is forced on the system so that there will be a reboot. This is a real PITA if/when I am in the middle of something that takes a lot of concentration
As I say, it's just happened again. After a reboot (and updates installed), all is well.
 
Anyone else see this? I don't think I am being paranoid - if that means anything.
 
At the point I rebooted only 2+Gb/8Gb of memory were is use, but cursor movement was really slow - almost unusable.
 
I am running Win7 Home edition SP1 64bit. I can provide full specs, but that doesn't seem to be the issue.
 
I scan with Malwarebytes and Spybot S&D daily and use AVG for the rest of my security, so I think my system is clean.
 
Any thoughts?

Answer:Forced slowdown?

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
Louis

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So it's TRUE that they are forcing windows 7 & 8 users.
This is ridiculous! Sorry for the anger btw but i had to bring this
to people's attention. I do not want windows 10 for several
reasons. Some being personal. Am i the only any one who finds this
disturbing also how avoid this update besides turning off automatic
updates? Personally they've tried to get me through streaming on
a download when i needed a framework but it was a pathetic attempt
and i quickly deleted the .exe.

Answer:Are you serious right now?(Windows 10 forced)

Hello Aunoni, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Windows 10 is not being forced on you. If you don't want to upgrade to Windows 10, you don't have to.

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

Get Windows 10 Icon - Remove from Taskbar in Windows 7 and 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

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Ok, this has now happened no rivals.com and when I was lookng at one article on espn.com. When the page loads it shows below it has finished loading the page, but show a white page, then quickly loads this dell search page. The address for the website that it could not find this time on rivals is: http://ad.yieldmanager.com/st%3Fad_type.

I don't know why it would possible only do this on a few pages, and Go The Power, this is the previous problem that I was having, where I was told to download and use all those programs.



Here is a screenshot of the search page that I took a little over a month ago when I had the same problem. I stopped going to rivals.com where I normally had the problem so I never knew if it really went away or not. I went there actually once after I had run all the programs and had no problems that one time.

Answer:Forced to different site

Hello again

To me it sounds like you could still be infected:

I would recommend that you go here; read and follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, to here. (Just click on the coloured links.)

Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.
Good luck

Please also remember DO NOT post your logs in this thread, please start a new thread here. (Just click on the coloured link.) and post the logs.

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I have a number of old cd's and DVD's of my mp3 music which I am trying to put onto my portable hard disk (which i asked advice on a few days ago).However some of the CD's are scratched/come up with CRC (Cycle Redundancy errors) which prevents me copying the contents from DVD drive to portable HD. I have also tried copying the info to the internal hard drive, but again no luck.What I need really is a program which forces the info to be copied onto a hard drive, but I don't have a clue if this is a) the right solution, b) what programs to use.Thanks

Answer:Forced read of a CD/DVD

PC Advisor had a recent cover disk (Spring, Issue 104) that included a copy of CD X Rescue.Not sure if this will help but the sleeve blub states: Recover and reclaim - get back lost data + Restore - cure scratches and disk distortion.

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Question: Forced Shutdown

Everytime I go to Restart or Shutdown I am getting a forced showdown screen before Win 7 shutsdown. This is with all processes that I can control closed.

Here is what was running on my last shutdown:



I don't see anything out of the ordinary in that list to cause a forced shutdown. When I get the forced shutdown, I have tried to pause to see what process is causing the forced shutdown, but it never pauses and is gone so fast I can not read the process name.

If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate some help.

Answer:Forced Shutdown

  
Quote: Originally Posted by huffman


Everytime I go to Restart or Shutdown I am getting a forced showdown screen before Win 7 shutsdown. This is with all processes that I can control closed.

Here is what was running on my last shutdown:

Attachment 214284

I don't see anything out of the ordinary in that list to cause a forced shutdown. When I get the forced shutdown, I have tried to pause to see what process is causing the forced shutdown, but it never pauses and is gone so fast I can not read the process name.

If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate some help.


Go to start and type in msconfig and hit enter. Go to the startup tab and disable everything except your antivirus. Youwill get that message again when you reboot for the first time after you click restart now in msconfig. Try rebooting after the first reboot since you ran msconfig. This should improve computer performance and keep Windows from showing that message. If that dosn't help, adjust the wait to kill timeout setting as shown here: Shut Down -Speed Up

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Computer crash while afk

Here is the link that I have contacted BSOD support and the helper recommanded me to ask for help here too.

All the details of my system and error report is included in that link


I have the virus/trojan/spyware details included in this thread too.



I thank to VirGnarus
and I also appreciate your helps!

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Hello! New here. I have been googling a lot lately trying to find help to the problems that plague me and this forum seemed to pop up a lot... so hopefully you guys can free me of my problems

I am being effected by both BSOD and spyware

Acer Aspire 5542 laptop
Windows 7 Home x64bit
I have had the laptop for a little over a year
the copy of windows 7 is OEM

I have ran spybot, AVG, and RUbotted (in both standard mode and safe mode) and to no avail have my problems been fixed.

The most frustrating problem is when I google something. I click one of the search results, the page will begin to load, and then it will stop loading and start loading another website. It redirects me all over the place... from AOL to dailymotion.

I will get pop up ads occasionally that will open in a separate tab (using firefox). The ad that reoccurs the most is a very shady looking walmart advertisement. The Walmart logo is not official and it is only in blue text. A timer then starts and tells me I have 60 seconds to complete a simple 3 answer quiz.

I'm not sure if this is in the right section or not... but i'll put it here regardless!
I am HAUNTED by BSODs. The errors that are given always vary... from 0x0000ea/3b/fffff and so on. I cannot figure out what it is. When it occurs for the most part is random. Sometimes I will be hit by the BSOD time after time on boot. Other times will be after I boot, it will occur when I open firefox. Doesn't normally happen when I'm gaming so I don'... Read more

Answer:Please help me before I'm forced to reformat!

Oh, if this forum is dedicated to BSOD help, then please ignore the part about the spyware!

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Question: forced shutdown

When I turn my computer off I get the error: 1 program need to close: Iexplorer.exe
Which I don't have it open. Even if I opened it I closed it. This started doing this today. Any ideas what to do?

Answer:forced shutdown

I would probably check for toolbars that have been installed to Internet explorer. Usually has to do with online sevices that update a particular webpage or service on the machine.

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Question: Forced resolution

yeah i have a hp notebook and the video capabilities for it just down right suck. I have an ATI IGP345m video card or on board if you call it that. and i can't go higher than 1024x 768 which is gigantor on my 15inch screen so if i put it higher i have to scroll around on the screen. I was wouldering if anyone had a hacked IGP driver for it or knew of a way around it.

Answer:Forced resolution

I have the same problem on my Acer notebook. Does 800x600 fine but 1024x768 you have to scroll around the desktop to click different parts. I'd be interested in a resolution if anyone has one.

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I'm happy and content with Windows Live Messenger 2009.I recently gave the beta for Windows Live Messenger 2010 a go... and while it's still a beta, the overall idea of it is too overwhelming for my own personal taste.Facebook integration, myspace intergration... it's just too overwhelming... it's as if they're trying to do too much with it.There's a button to simplify the interface... but it's too glitchy at this present time.Also the exclusion of custom names really annoys me; you can only use your real name.What I'm aiming to find out, is will I be forced onto this new version of messenger when the final release arises?If it does, I will be switching to aMSN.Thanks in advance.

Answer:Will I be forced onto WLM 2010?

The theory behind new versions is that they are an improvement on the previous one. Mostly they are, but I agree with you that they are not always. Anyway, to answer your question, you will not be forced to upgrade to the 2010 version.

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Question: forced updates

I apprieciate the free upgrade but i would like to have the option of what updates i take, i don't want updates for skype or bing so why force them on me

Answer:forced updates

I believe with the home edition you don't get any choice. You only get that choice if your on the Pro version.

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I am using Windows Vista and recently my computer (Toshiba Satellite) has been forcing me to logon using a fingerprint swipe. The logon screen does not even come up. If I do not use my fingerprint, it goes into BIOS and asks for the password, which I do not know. I have no idea why it started doing this. Any ideas?
 

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I have auto updates turned off and yet I keep getting pop-ups to update to 8.1. Now I've finally gotten the one that doesn't give me an option to say no. How do I stop 8.1 from being forced on me?And for those who think I'm out of my mind for not wanting 8.1, I can't upgrade to it because it causes problems that no one seems to know how to fix (unexplained low resolution in certain places and significant speed decrease). I'm stuck with 8.

Answer:How to keep from being forced to update to 8.1?

Quote I'm stuck with 8.You said it. MS does not want to support windows 8. The objective now is to push Windows 8.1 until the next windows version is ready. That has been reported earlier. Here is yet another report that confirms the fact.Microsoft stops selling Windows 7 versions, Windows 8 QuoteWindows 8 is also no longer available at retail from Microsoft, as the Redmond-based giant just wants it to go away at this pointPut another way, 8 and 8.1 are effectively two different systems.IMHO the best  you can do is find all your install DVD/CDs and backup all your stuff and prepare to a do a clean install of version 8.1 and live with it. EDIT: If you are a MSN member, you might get a free 90 days version of 8.1 and maybe install it again after the 90 days are up. That would get you into the next year and maybe then MS will have some kind of special offer.

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Question: Forced Reboot

Windows 7.
Numerous times I have tried to reboot my computer, because it?s running slow, or sluggish. When I close all open files, and try to reboot, I get message saying something is running, do you want to force the program to shut down.
How can I find out what is running?
After reboot the computer runs faster.

Answer:Forced Reboot

Check task manager and view processes...When asking you to force shut down there is a list behind it saying waiting for program(s) services to stop:
Check if there is any programs in the list and end its process in the task manager....
If you don't see anything, just wait for about 5 minutes.
If that didn't work, force shut down and remove all crap software from your computer.
REDUCE software killing process timeout:
Go to desktop--->Right click--->New--->Shortcut--->Type this:
Code:
shutdown.exe -s -t 00 -f
---->Next-->finish.
Now launch it.
#2nd way:
+ R -->Type Regedit.exe --->Enter---> UAC Prompt click yes---->Keep expanding this path:
Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control
Should look like this:

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Question: Forced update XP

Anyone know from the top of their head how to disable the forced restarting of Windows XP after an update?

Answer:Forced update XP

Link

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I apologize for this question but i have looked and cannot find the answer.

Will Win 10 be a forced download. Will i have the option to install or not.
[i hope this is the correct forum]

thank you

Answer:Will Win 10 be a forced download?

No, it will not be a forced download. You may opt for it, or you may not.

For more details, read here: How to remove the 'Get Windows 10' app from your PC - Windows 10 Forums

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I bought this computer a while ago and have been getting errors and random reboots while playing any games. I couldn't pin point what was going wrong untill i decided to try underclocking this does work but im running @ 160fsb and the standard is 166fsb i dont know why i have to under-clock to get my computer to work correctly. Cooling isnt the problem as i have 5 80mm fans in a thermaltake case. My computer

Computer Specs Are:

Amd athlon xp 2800+ @ 160fsb
MSI-KT4V
1gig DDR 400 pc3200 (2x512)
Thermaltake Purepower 420W
Western Digital 8mb cache 7200rpm 200gig
Soundblaster Live! Card
10/100 Network Card
 

Answer:Forced To Under-Clock :(

See if theres an updated BIOS for the board.
 

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Question: Forced Upgrade

What updates from MS am I looking for to delete so that I can stay with windows 8.1; which I love and not let MS sneak windows 10 into my setup ?What numbers am I looking for to delete fast  -  thanks

Answer:Forced Upgrade

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Hi everyone, im new here

Since January, my notebook computer has been turned off mysteriously, espeically when im running some games such as Counter-Strike. This situation has stopped for a couple of months but is now back....it really pisses me off

Is it because of some remote control software? is it because im overworking my computer?? I have no idea where to search for logs and things, so please provide me with your help, thx
 

Answer:Computer Forced Off?

It's probably an over-temperature situation forcing a shutdown. Hard to say more w/o knowing the exact make and model. Some of them had problems which are fixed by bios and monitor software updates. Does it game well at the Hockey Rink?
 

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Is there anyway I can get a program to minimize that refuses to? If not that, possibly a way to hide said program from the screen?

Answer:Forced Minimization

What program? Does it have a minimize button on the upper right toolbar?

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Question: Xbox app forced

Is there anyone that can give me a simple answer as to why Microsoft is shoving the XBOX app down my throat. I have never play XBOX I do not play games and i never plan to. So why do I have to learn Powershell to remove this. I mean I know stupid ****s make all these retarded YouTube and Twitch videos .... I just would NEVER do something like that because I DO NOT PLAY GAMES.... But yet I can not simply remove this app... NO Microsoft wanted to pull a HITER move and FORCE it upon everyone.... Are XBOX sells that ****ty that they have to resort to a gun to my temple like tactic? Hopefully if I make this app such a PAIN IN THE ******* *** to remove maybe they will start using after sometime and just who uses GROVE MUSIC anyway. Microsoft has now become the leading company IN SHOVING APPS DOWN YOUR THROAT THAT YOU CAN NOT EASILY REMOVE TO INCLUE 3DBuilder, Get SKYPE no not the app just an irritating reminder that they want you to download skype or word.... in closing **** YOU MICROSOFT.... These BULLY TACTICS are an INSULT to your customers... But by all means do constant notify me that I changed my browser and Keep telling me how much better it is..... by doing that I will never use XBOX, 3DBuilder, SKYPE, MONEY, WORD, ONE NOTE, ZUNE Music AKA GROVE, GET OFFICE, ETC too many to actually list.. And I sincerely look forward to removing windows os from my computer COMPLETELY AND FOREVER...

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I recently downloaded zSuite (if you don't already know it's essentially a modding program for the Zune) and I needed to turn off UAC to run it. So I shut it off and rebooted my computer and for some reason check disk (CHKDSK) starts to run. Whatever, I just let it run. It took like 20 minutes deleting and replacing random files before it finished and booted up. I put in my password and tried to log in but it wasn't able to and logged me into a temporary profile instead. I fiddled around with it and eventually just used system restore back to the recommended point in time which fixed the problem, but now whenever I run any program at all I have to right click and go down to "run as administrator" if I just double click it says " program is already running, but is not responding please close the task or reboot" or something similar depending on the program. I have rebooted several times, to no avail, and I am at a total loss to explain what exactly is going on.
 

Answer:Forced to run EVERYTHING as administrator

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I am using win 8.1 and will keep it and not upgrading to anything else from M S  so what am I looking for and where do I look
 
to make sure I am not forced in upgrades and can it stopped before the fact and not after ?
 
If an upgrade sneaks in under my radar how do I revert back to 8.1  ?   :  (

Answer:Forced M S upgrades

Hi Pestyone What are you afraid of right now? You're afraid that Microsoft makes you upgrade, but upgrade to what? Windows 10? This isn't the case right now and it won't be until at least 3 months. Plus, I really doubt that they'll force an upgrade to Windows 10 via a silent update, this would be unethical and a lot of users would complain about it.

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For some reason the new building I live in has no DSL services available... I'm now browsing on a dial up connection. This is so bizarre words can't describe. Is there really a such thing as accelerated dail up? I really want to know because I don't wanna pay then it's no faster than what I'm using. Before anyone suggests cable, I can't get that right now for financial reasons, so that's out. So is this really possible? or is accelerated dial up a myth?
 

Answer:So I'm forced to use dial up...

i seem to remember all these did was reduced the resolution of any images on first load -so the page loads quicker , I dont think the speed changes on secure sites at all,
but things may have moved on - not sure how video works , now that a lot more content onthe web has video embedded - but i have not looked at this for some years so maybe way out of date
 

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Question: Forced Hibernation

My laptop is currently going hibernating at random after start-up and the problem is that once it does, it will consistently hibernate every minute or so again until I reboot. (Which leads to another cycle of hibernation.) I have already changed Hibernation to "Never" in power options but it still gives me this problem. I resorted to disabling hibernation completely. However, there will still be notifications popping up by my system telling me my that my system cannot go into hibernation mode because I disabled it.

It will be greatly appreciated if anyone can help me find out the root of this problem. Hibernation function is generally very useful for me especially in times of low battery and I will really like to enable this function again. I am using a LG R405A laptop (not a very new model) with Intel Pentium Dual CPU T2330 @1.60 GHz with Vista Home Premium 32-bit OS.

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Don't if anyone can help but a friend keeps getting forced offline when visiting certain web sites using IE. When it happens the only way he can clear it is to reboot the PC although once he even had to re-install his modem drivers.

I have attached HJT, any suggestions?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 16:15:04, on 02/02/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema\Kernel\TV\CLSched.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerCinema\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
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Answer:Being forced off-line

Can anyone help please?
 

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Question: Forced into Domain

I have a new computer with a fresh install of Win 7 Pro, 64-bit. The computer properties tells me I'm not in a domain, just a workgroup, but when I try to login to another computer, it tells me I'm in the domain LAPTOP. (LAPTOP is the name of my computer.) Then, it doesn't allow me to change my domain so I cannot log into the other computer because it is on a domain and I must log into that domain. I have tried domain\userid, but that doesn't work because it insists I'm in the domain LAPTOP.

FYI: I have also changed the properties from 'computer on a business network' to 'home computer--not on network', but it doesn't stick. It just resets to 'computer on a business network'. I'm pretty certain these issues are related.

This seems like a Windows bug. It needs to be fixed ASAP. I need to be able to access other computers. I have never had/do not have this problem with other machines.

I've been told that a fresh install of Windows will fix this problem, but as this *is* a fresh install, I doubt it will work, and I don't want to spend hours backing up and reinstalling the same bug.

Can anyone recommend anything??

Answer:Forced into Domain

I have the same problem.
My Win 7 laptop is set up for "workgroup," which is the network name of other computers on my LAN.
When I try to connect, Win 7 sees the other computers, but selecting one, I get that popup that says at the top "Network Password." Then lower, fill ins for the user name on the computer I'm trying to connect to and the next line: password for the user I'm trying to connect to.
Below that it tells me I am a member of a domain, that has my laptop's name.
But the Laptop is set up to be a member of the "workgroup," not a domain.

So, no log in to the other systems is working. A domain computer won't be able to connect to a work group. Even if Win 7 telling me I belong to a domain is incorrect, any user name and password I enter for the computer I'm trying to connect with does not work. Another popup comes on asking me to enter the network password.

i also tried entering the password of the LAN, thinking that might solve it but it didn't.
and I tried entering the name of the user, with just the user name, as well a username using it's complete location on the network: \\(computer name)\(user name).

Nothing works and I can't connect to other compturers on the LAN.
And as this thread say's, Win 7 is saying I'm a member of a domain.

So, same problem here.
Oh, I also set up user accounts on the Win 7 computer with the same name and password as on the other computers in the LAN--but that didn't do any good, either.

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Question: Forced updates?

A few hours ago i noticed a tooltip telling me that Windows will shut down to install updates at some designated time. I didn't install these updates, they installed on their own.

My Windows Update settings have been set to check with me before downloading. I found out that they were reset to download automatically, but how did this happen??

I hate that setting because in the past, I've come across one instance where Windows never rebooted and i had to shut it down even though it told me not to.

Answer:Forced updates?

There are some things that are force-updated to an extent - but in theory nothing should reset your option settings.

This can happen because of registry corruption, or use of a registry cleaner/optimiser, or because of malware (although malware wouldn't normally attack such a setting, it's possible that a cleanup procedure altered the setting to the default)

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Question: Forced To Sign In

Hello All, I have a laptop and a netbook both running 8.1 I upgraded from 8 but the upgrade forced me to create an account (Shades of Mac there) I didn't mind because I have always had great help from Microsoft. The problem is that I now have to sign in whenever I boot my computers and I don't wish to do so, how can I change this ? I would like to say in conclusion that I am a big fan since the advent of 8.1 as you can choose to boot to desktop if you want and then flip between the two it's becoming a truly universal system.

Answer:Forced To Sign In

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8

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Question: Forced 8.1 upgrade

Howdy folks, hope everyone is doing well.

A couple of weeks ago I suddenly got a countdown timer to Win 8.1 upgrade. I didn't choose to upgrade and there was no way to abort that I could find. I was due a free upgrade on this laptop but hadn't taken advantage of it as I was just fine with Windows 8 & feared having problems with the upgrade.

Since the forced upgrade I"m having longer shut down and start up times, longer waking from hibernation, problems with the mouse, and some other assorted weirdness.

So why & how was this upgrade forced on me? Are there some tweaks that would help with the problems I'm having?

Answer:Forced 8.1 upgrade

I would suggest upgrading your hardware drivers, if Win 8.1 drivers are available. Toshiba support web site should have the new drivers for you.

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Question: Forced shutdown

Hi everyone,

I have an

Inspiron 1420 Dell computer
Windows Vista
32-bit operating system
2 gb RAM
Intel core 2 duo CPU @ 1.80 GHz

I am on the Dell reccomended power plan, which indicates equality between the use of battery and performance.

So here's my problem. I will leave my computer (plugged in or not doesn't seem to matter) alone for about 15-20 minutes. When I come back, the screen is black, and when I move the mouse, one of two things happens.

1. It stays black and I am forced to shutdown by holding down the power button
2. It goes back to whatever I was working on but then freezes- I can move the mouse around bu can't click on anything and am again forced to shutdown.

Anyone have any experience with this or know what to do? I've had some blue screens before as well.. I don't know if that is related or not.
I have absolutely no clue when it comes to computers... so I would appreciate any help.

Thanks!

Oh I wanted to add that I have tried ctrl alt delete, and that does not have any effect

Answer:Forced shutdown

Try new video drivers. I prefer the one's from the manufacturer of the video chipset (ATI, nVidia, Intel, etc) over the one's from Dell.

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FOR YOU ALL THAT HAS BEEN FORCED FED IE7, HAPPY WITH THE NEW IE7?? ARE MANY OF YOU, OR HAVE YOU BEEN EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS?? CHEERS. YOYO. Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:Happy With The Forced Fed Ie7 Yet?

Hello All !!!! I hesitate to make any suggestions because I am soooooo new to ALL this and to this GREAT site......But this seemed to BLOCK auto install....http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=enI am probably violating some protocall here....Pardon

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Well my internet connection was acting funny today. I was lagging out on my games and didn't know what it was. So, I turned off all my open ports and everything worked fine. I got into digging through my server logs and it turns out my FTP server was being brute forced. Is there any way to report this activity to the person's ISP that was doing it? I remember seeing a way to retrieve the info based on an IP address but I just don't remember how right now.

After I report that, I'd like to know if anyone knows of a good and secure free FTP server that I can tweak based on the following things:
blocking IPs permanently
blocking IPs based on the number of failed attempts

Also, is there any way to secure the rest of my system like this? I have one computer I use to forward ports to (not a DMZ) sitting behind a Linksys WRT54GS. I think its pretty secure but I honestly am second guessing myself after this attack.

Anyways, if anyone can help me out, the offending IPs are:
65.95.107.159
219.136.187.231

I've kept all the log files in case they need to be forwarded to the ISPs.

I'd also like to ask another question while I'm at it. I've tried out nmap to see what ports my server has open as well as a couple others. The ports come up as being "open", "closed" or "filtered". All my ports are just open. Is there any difference between these distinctions? Can I change my ports to some other ... Read more

Answer:Getting brute forced

Some genius has been trying to brute force accounts through SSH on my personal server. It's random IPs tried on the root account and random named accounts. Too bad you can't SSH as root . All of the other accounts the person is trying to brute force don't exist.

I wouldn't worry about it. Brute forcing across the internet is time consuming and practically never works. The only thing I ever look for are undocumented remote exploits. MITM (man in the middle) attacks are also terribly difficult to do. So is line sniffing.
 

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Question: Forced Uninstall

I have a couple of part programmes on my PC which will not uninstall, despite being on the Uninstall lists of Control Panel, CCleaner and Wise Care. It really annoys me and I suspect that they might be causing problems.

I note on the Wise Care system I get two uninstall options 1. Safe Uninstall and 2. Forced Uninstall

Safe Uninstall does not work (Uninstaller\unins000.msg missing appears when I try it). There is clearly quite a difference between the two types of uninstall and I just need to know if it is safe to go ahead and force the issue. What sort of problems might arise if I do go ahead?
 

Answer:Forced Uninstall

take an image/backup ... force uninstall ... report back here if success or fail

then we'll all know
 

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Question: Forced Upgrade

What updates from MS am I looking for to delete so that I can stay with windows 8.1; which I love and not let MS sneak windows 10 into my setup ?What numbers am I looking for to delete fast  -  thanks

Answer:Forced Upgrade

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Question: Forced Restart

Hi

Today when I booted up my computer it said "over clock failed" and this is wierd because I have not yet over clocked or even tried.

After I used the deafult settings it asked me to, it said it could not find my hard disk drive.

Now my computer restarts itself all the time....

I'm using"
Athlon 64 3000+
1GB RAM
9800 PRO 256
160GB HD
 

Answer:Forced Restart

what motherboard are you using?
try clearing the CMOS
 

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Firefox 34 doers something I do not like. So Install 28 and got it back the way I like it. But just now it reverted back to version 324. Why am I being force to use a version I do not like?Specifically, the search bar no longer  makes it easy to change engines. I want it the way it was. Like it used to be.   

Answer:Forced to use FireFox 34.

Automatic update must have been enabled. Turn of these setting : (Tools > options > Advanced > update)

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Question: forced shutdown

My computer will not shutdown. I have to hold the power on button to shut down.
 

Answer:forced shutdown

To help us help you,please use the TSG System Info tool to let Tech's know the specs of your computer: http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe Copy and paste the results here in your thread. You can use the TSG Info to fill in your computer information in your user profile as well.

Also, if its a brand name system like an Acer,Dell or HP, please post the exact model of the system.
 

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Question: Forced Reboots

Hi all,Since last week I've been experiencing a issue with my PC rebooting without warning. The issue occurs at seemingly random times, and give no error messages. Most of the time it's during full screen applications, but it has occurred once whilst having several tabs with youtube open at one time. There doesn't seem to be any pattern to the frequency either. Sometime's its after half and hour after opening the application, sometimes it's five minutes.My specs are as follows:CPU: AMD FX-4350 Quad Core CPU (4.3/4.2GHZ - 4MB CACHE/AM3+)Motherboard: ASUS® M5A97 LE R2.0 (DDR3, USB3.0, 6Gb/s)RAM: 8GB KINGSTON DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (1 x 4GB)GPU: 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 960PSU: CORSAIR 450W VS SERIES™ VS-450OS: Windows 10 64BitI've been trying to isolate the issue without much luck. Last week everything worked fine, and the only new installation since then was a Nvidia graphics driver. I've tried uninstalling and reverting to an older driver, and also installing the latest one that was released today, but the same thing occurs. I've also monitored temperature levels, and everything's fine there. I've tried a system restore, and I've run a memory check, with no issues, but I'm still getting reboots.In the Event Viewer, the crashes appear as Critical Event 41s (Kernal-Power). Not entirely sure what this means, as the description is pretty vague. I've also disabled auto-restart to try and see a BSOD, but none appears. Just black screen for a second, then restart.Any help would ... Read more

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Open IE 6 and gets message "Internet Explorer has encountered a proble and needs to close - we're sorry for the inconvenience." - how do I remove this message. OPsys XPHome and only way I can get 'round this is to go via "Active Doc" program which initially comes up with the same message, but after clicking or choosing not to send a report to microsoft, it loads ok!! BUT some pages will load - note I am a novice user so plain english pleeeeeese

Answer:IE6 forced close-down

Run a repair click here

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This morning I have the dreaded 'Upgrade to W10' showing in Windows Update. I HAVE DONE NOTHING TO INVITE THIS. I never accepted the invitation for W10 and used Shawns reg tweak to remove the GWX icon a few months ago.

Yesterday I did install KB3083711 (update to Windows Update) BUT NOT KB3035583 which was another W10 compatibility update. Has KB3083711 some other hidden function ?

MICROSOFT. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. I do not want W10 on this PC. This PC has not been able to install W10. Dell say this PC is not suitable for W10.

Whinging here won't achieve anything, I know that, but I am seriously considering rolling back to way before all this W10 stuff started and turning OFF Windows Update.

I WANT THE W8.1 THAT I PAID FOR OUT OF MY OWN MONEY.

W10 makes me feel that the PC isn't mine anymore... I have no control over what Microsoft are foisting on me.

I would have liked to have seen an opt out update be issued that would take users like myself out of the W10 loop.

EDIT... One important bit of info. I have Windows Update set to notify only. Seems that was no barrier in this case.

Answer:Upgrade to W10 FORCED UPON ME.

You should let it go through and then get a lawyer and sue them for loss of productive time loss of data, emotional pain and what ever else comes to mind. No should mean NO! Maybe hacking laws or what ever could apply, because they are making unwanted changes.

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I am using an activated copy of Word XP on W98SE. Unfortunately, the PC has become unrepairable and a replacement PC is on its way.This new PC will use Windows XP - which I will activate directly the new machine is in use.Can I reload and activate myexisting copy of Word XP - I have the upgrade CD..

Answer:Forced PC update...

If it is "retail" then yes (you may need to contact Microsoft and explain though). But if it is "OEM" then no.

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will i ever be forced to load sp2?
 

Answer:forced to load sp2?

Go to Control Panel > Automatic Updates Open it and make sure the Automatic function has not been selected Choose one of the other ones and you will still have some control over what is installed . I suggest Notify but do not download
 

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Could someone please advise which need fixing ??Many Thanks!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 19:16:34, on 30.10.2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exeC:\Program Files\Eset\nod32kui.exeC:\Program Files\Acronis\TrueImage\TrueImageMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedhlp.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\VMSnap3.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Domino.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\acluiw.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.ExeC:\WINDOWS\sv.exeC:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exeC:\WINDOWS\runsql.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\acluiw.exeC:\Program Files\SpyCatcher\Protector.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exeC:�... Read more

Answer:Forced Url In Ie, Impossible To Get Rid Of It.

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum puertorico My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.Your version of Sun Java is out of date.Older versions have vulnerabilities that malware can use to infect your system.Please follow these steps to remove older versions of Sun Java,and then update.1. Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE)2. Scroll down to where it says 'Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 update 3'.3. Click the "Download" button to the right.4. Check the box that says: "Accept License Agreement".5. The page will refresh.6. Click on the link to download 'Windows Offline Installation, Multi-language' and save to your desktop.7. Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.8. Go to Start > Control Panel double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.9. Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.10. Click the Change/Remove button.11. Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java version.12. Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.13. Then from your desktop double-click on jre-6u3-windows-i586-p.exe to install the newest version.Download and run Fixwareout from the link below: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/lonny/Fixwareout.exeAfter the reboot post the contents of the logfile C:\fixwareout\report.txt in your next reply.If you have previously downloaded ComboFix... Read more

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Hi,
I have Spyware Terminator, AVG Free, and Malwarebytes dled. Spyware Terminator scans are clean, but when I run AVG I'm getting two results for 'Spyware'. One is "C:\System Volume Information\_restore{106CF321-99A3-4E3A-9103-1BD027606A99}\RP346\A0112493.exe";"Adware Toolbar.CJ";"Potentially dangerous object"
and the other is "C:\System Volume Information\_restore{106CF321-99A3-4E3A-9103-1BD027606A99}\RP346\A0112493.exe:\ns_00567";"Adware Toolbar.CJ";"Potentially dangerous object"

Both are Adware Toolbar.CJ
Typically I would remove these by clicking 'remove all unhealed infections'. But when I do, a warning pops up saying that forced removal could cause system instability or crash, and it gives me an option to remove anyway. Is it safe to forcably remove these infections?
And what kind of infection is that anyway? Thanks!

Answer:AVG, forced removal.

The detected _restore{GUID}\RP***\A00*****.xxx file(s) identified by your scan are in the System Volume Information Folder (SVI) which is a part of System Restore. The *** after RP represents a sequential number automatically assigned by the operating system. The ***** after A00 represents a sequential number where the original file was backed up and renamed except for its extension. To learn more about this, refer to:Restore Point ForensicsForensic Analysis of System Restore Points in Microsoft Windows XPSystem Restore is the feature that protects your computer by monitoring a core set of system and application files and by creating backups (snapshots saved as restore points) of vital system configurations and files before changes are made. These restore points can be used to "roll back" your computer to a clean working state in the event of a problem. This makes it possible to undo harmful changes to your system configurations including registry modifications made by software or malware by reverting the operating systems configuration to an earlier date. See What's Restored when using System Restore and What's Not.The SVI folder is protected by permissions that only allow the system to have access and is hidden by default on the root of every drive, partition or volume including most external drives, and some USB flash drives. For more detailed information, read System Restore Overview and How it works and How antivirus software and System Restor... Read more

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Question: Forced reboots

Hi all,

Since last week I've been experiencing a issue with my PC rebooting without warning. The issue occurs at seemingly random times, and give no error messages. Most of the time it's during full screen applications, but it has occurred once whilst having several tabs with youtube open at one time. There doesn't seem to be any pattern to the frequency either. Sometime's its after half and hour after opening the application, sometimes it's five minutes.

My specs are as follows:

CPU: AMD FX-4350 Quad Core CPU (4.3/4.2GHZ - 4MB CACHE/AM3+)
Motherboard: ASUSģ M5A97 LE R2.0 (DDR3, USB3.0, 6Gb/s)
RAM: 8GB KINGSTON DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz (1 x 4GB)
GPU: 2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 960
PSU: CORSAIR 450W VS SERIES? VS-450
OS: Windows 10 64Bit

I've been trying to isolate the issue without much luck. Last week everything worked fine, and the only new installation since then was a Nvidia graphics driver. I've tried uninstalling and reverting to an older driver, and also installing the latest one that was released today, but the same thing occurs. I've also monitored temperature levels, and everything's fine there. I've tried a system restore, and I've run a memory check, with no issues, but I'm still getting reboots.

In the Event Viewer, the crashes appear as Critical Event 41s (Kernal-Power). Not entirely sure what this means, as the description is pretty vague. I've also disabled auto-restart to try and see a BSOD, but no... Read more

Answer:Forced reboots

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Question: forced to restart

ny computer is forced to restart automatically. it is very annoying. here is the result of hijack this. let me know if there is suspicious/dangerous files.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 16:38:06, on 30/10/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\mnmsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\INCRED~1\bin\IMApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Gadwin Systems\PrintScreen\PrintScreen.exe
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Answer:forced to restart

I'm going to move you tentatively to the security forums for someone to look at your log. I see that you are running bit torrent, which can be a huge source of bad downloads I'd recommend ditching that.

As a side note, restarts can be caused by overheating, bad ram, weak power supply, among other things.
 

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Firefox 34 doers something I do not like. So Install 28 and got it back the way I like it. But just now it reverted back to version 324. Why am I being force to use a version I do not like?Specifically, the search bar no longer  makes it easy to change engines. I want it the way it was. Like it used to be.   

Answer:Forced to use FireFox 34.

Automatic update must have been enabled. Turn of these setting : (Tools > options > Advanced > update)

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