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Why do my windows not open full size but in an assortment of sizes? Not a virus as I run a scan regularly. How can I make them do what I want them to do?

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Preferred Solution: ERRATIC WINDOWS

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

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

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


Drag them out to the size you want, when you exit, close with the x, it should open full size next time.

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I Have a Dell Inspiron 1525 - it came loaded w/Vista Home Premium plus lots of junk. Vista was, at best, usable but fairly reliable. Vista eventually became really sluggish and I went to Dell Support and tried to work with their foreign "technicians" - language barrier just too great. I tried to upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium myself, but had a recurring problem disabling a driver file that would let the install continue, as many others apparently also had, from what I was able to determine from researching. Frustrated, I went back to the above mentioned 'technicians" and they tried, also unsuccessfully to get W7 operable. After several futile attempts, they advised that I would have to do a "clean install', which, if done, would prevent me from transferring my Vista files to the new installation. I reluctantly agreed to the reformat. It still took several attempts for them to get the upgrade working

Things seemed to be going fairly well until I tried to compose a letter using Open Office. (I reinstalled Microsoft Office along with several other programs from their disks but my "keys" are 1500 miles north of my present location and Office stubbornly refuses to budge on the issue.

When I start typing, the cursor - and any keystrokes entered - suddenly jumps to another part of the page. It has happened a number of times just while I am composing this I thought it might be my typing, but after carefully constructing several test parag... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 upgrade erratic

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I have a problem with an erratic display of windows in a program. It is a tax software programme used in Switzerland, called Easy Tax. When I go in the menue, then sometimes, erratic windows appear. see picture.
The tax support office investigated and tells me it is a problem on my PC, and cannot help me further. However, I have this problem only with their software, and with no other programs.
I have Windows 10, all drivers uptodate.
Can anyone help me? Thanks.

Answer:Erratic windows problem

Almost guarantee there is a software issue there. Not Windows 10. Probably not Windows 10 certified

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8.1 pro
windows search will find some files and miss others in the same library. there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to its erratic behavior. indexing is complete.

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Recently my Toshiba Satellite computer has been acting erratic. The computer is a Toshiba running Windows XP Pro and service pack 2, Pentium 4 CPU 3.00GHz and 2.00GB of RAM. I use SystemSuite 9 for firewall, anti virus and spy ware protection. I've run SystemSuite scans, but that has not eliminanted the problems.
I have intermittent program shutdowns and lose of all program links ( I have to restart the system to do anything ), also the system restore no longer works. Lastly web search redirects. it became quite obvious when I searched for information on chkdisk.dll or autochk.dll. When try to link to with those entries in the search I'm redirected to different web sites.

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Had a trojan last month, it was picked up by NOD32, needed SpySweeper to remove it. I haven't had a hit on the trojan for a month. However, I have noticed some strange behavior. Periodically the red security center icon will flash across my system tray, but it would go away so fast that I never had a chance to determine why it was showing. Going to Widows security center would always show normal with all protection activated and operational. Today the icon lasted a bit longer and I was able to determine that the Windows firewall was disabled. But shortly after I got the security center open, the firewall reactivated, and everything was back to normal. Is this normal? I have never seen it before. How can I log what is disabling the Windows firewall?

Answer:Windows Firewall erratic behavior

Welcome to Majorgeeks!

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

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

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Hello All
Windows 8 pro file explorer behaves erratic/freezing when scrolling through a large folder containing over 500 program files. The strange thing is that when I opened Windows System32 folder containing well over 3000 folders/files, file explorer works perfectly. Any ideas re this problem please?
Windows 8 pro,Pentium4,3GB memory,3.2Ghz CPU and 500Gb Samsung hdd.

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I received an alert from my PC-cillin telling me that it found and removed the worm agobot.vk. Virus scans and spyware scans are not turning up anything. The problem is that my computer is running slow and seems to be randomly locking up or giving errors. Here is my highjack log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 10:33:17 AM, on 9/7/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

Answer:Windows 98 Machine With Erratic Behavior

Does the PCCillin log (results of tests) give you any file name for what it removed?
You need to post a log from the newest version of HJT:

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About every 15 to 30 seconds I get erratic mouse movement. If audio is playing, it becomes scratchy and jumpy. It lasts for about 2 seconds and then is fine until the next occurence. Windows 7 on Dell XPS 435T with 12 gigs ram. It`s been happening for about 5 months now.

Answer:erratic mouse and audio Windows 7

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Ok I have windows XP Professional,version 5.1(build 2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254 :service pack 2.
It seems that I downloded a virus or worm,by being really stupid.Anyways this infection put a truckload of RCX files into my administrator documents I mean like thousands of them,and my computer went crazy.At the time I didn't have any anti-virus running or anti-spyware.So I went to microsoft looking for anything I could find to remove it as fast as I could.I downloaded and installer bit defender,malicious software removal tool,and windows live one care.But then I did something I now think I shouldn't have,I started deleting these RCX files out of the administrator documents folder.I beleive the virus/worm is gone,being prompted by the tools I downloaded and installed said all spyware,virus/worms removed.But my new issue is I have no windows explorer,unless I use a cmd prompt via task manager run.I purchased this computer rebuilt,so it came with no XP Pro disc,I do however have a vista home version disc,though I am reluctant to use it.With all the issues I have seen and heard with vista,I'd like to save XP Pro if I can.Also I can't install it anyways being my cd-rom doesn't show up in setup prior to booting windows,however it does show and operate in windows(prompting explorer thru cmd\explorer in task manager) Any help with this would be most grateful,thank you for your time,Freak. I've attached a windows version info report to help with my issue(s... Read more

Answer:Windows Explorer Totally Erratic

Hello,Your best course of action would be to download hijack this and submit a log in the forum to be analyzed. it is possibe that the infection remains. once they have looked at it we can help you with other problems. and

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System Specs:

Antec 902
Corsair 750W PSU
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition set to stock clock speed (3.4Ghz)
4GB GDDR3 1600 RAM running in Dual Channel
ASUS ATI Radeon 5870 1GB
ASUS MotherBoard
Windows is installed on an older IDE drive.
Games and files are installed on a newer SATA2 Drive.

This is an issue that has been occurring shortly after my Windows 7 was fully installed. After leaving my computer on for about 24 or so hours it would start behaving strangely.

Flash videos won't play online, Firefox does not start, I cannot open the small shutdown menu on the Start Menu (Meaning I can only shut the computer down). Video playback does not function correctly, opening up games may or may not work.

Rebooting fixes this issue. I know that all my computer parts are compatible, therefore I have determined this to be a software issue. Updating Windows 7 does not seem to fix the issue either. This also seems to occur at the same time every day (around 6PM) if the computer has been on for a certain amount of time.

I've never encountered anything so strange. The computer runs cool, and has never had any heat issues over the summer. I've also attached a DXDiag file.

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I installed wxp mode last night, which was a mission in and of itself.
When I first used it, I could access the HDDs on the host computer, and I was able to copy over some files without a hitch.
Now, however, it has decided that I cannot access any of these folders, and there is apparently no way to find my virtual HDD so I can't move files over that way.

Basically, I have no way to communicate between the two computers, because the virtual PC won't recognise or access my USB drive either.
Why did it work at first, then suddenly decide that it wouldn't?

Answer:windows XP mode is erratic & not working

Check the "Integration Features".


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I have searched many discussions, and can only find repeatedly the same advice, which doesn't work (that is, in Folder Options, ensure that 'Always show icons, never thumbnails' is not checked.
I also have used tried a few other things, including an program called TICR (to remove and remake thumbnails).

The problem is that only some icons show as thumbnails and others don't, and there seems no consistency as to which do and which don't. See example below (all are jpg files). This is really frustrating. I am not a computer expert, just a frustrated user! Please, if you are going to tell me to check my Folder Options, don't do so, as I have followed all the advice I can find, including that one. Help. Anybody?

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Hello All
Windows 8 pro file explorer behaves erratic/freezing when scrolling through a large folder containing over 500 program files. The strange thing is that when I opened Windows System32 folder containing well over 3000 folders/files, file explorer works perfectly. Any ideas re this problem please?
Windows 8 pro,Pentium4,3GB memory,3.2Ghz CPU and 500Gb Samsung hdd.

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I haven't used my PC for a while and after booting it up and applying all the Windows 7 updates I find that my keyboard defaults to CAPS lock and when I press 4 I get the $ symbol regardless of whether I have turned off the CAPS lock.
Also, my mouse middle scroll wheel button acts as a double click on the mouse. For example, if I am in a directory and want to scroll up or down the upward motion selects one of the entries!
Something else I noticed - when I try to open Firefox it now will try to open in Safemode or gives me another option to Refresh Firefox.
I wondered if my PC was getting interference from my MAC so I turned the MAC off but this did not rectify the issues.
I have rebooted numerous times but the same problems continue. I have also uninstalled the mouse / keyboard software and reinstalled as well as checked to confirm that my language and keyboard settings are all set to English UK which they are.
I then thought about using Restore Point to go back to before the updates were applied but the only Restore Points available exist after I made the changes. So all restore points prior to yesterday have gone.
I have conducted a full virus and malware scan and all appears OK.
Any ideas as to what has caused this and how I rectify?

Answer:Windows 7 Erratic & Strange Behaviour

First thought is that your SHIFT key is stuck
Can you try an alternative keyboard to check this out?
Check for debris in the keyboard, try cleaning with a small brush, maybe gently prise some keys off and clean

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Installed Windows 10 plus all driver updates on Dell XPS laptop. Screen flickers and dances sometimes. Anyone experienced and fixed?

Answer:Windows 10, Erratic screen behavior

when it flickers it's because it probably is installing a newer version of your video driver. that happened to my dad's laptop and the intel driver.Hide Windows Updates or driver updates - Windows Help -
hide your video adapter thing with that troubleshooter and uninstall the driver you have now, then reinstall your driver you got from Dell site.
maybe that's the reason, just like with my dad's laptop.

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Hi, I have an Aspire e1-530 laptop which I upgraded to windows 8.1. After updation the touchpad is malfunctioning for 10-15 minutes after startup. Right after the system boots up areas of touchpad become unresponsive, sometimes centre of touchpad act as scrollpad, sometimes icons zoom in and out while moving finger in touchpad and after 10-15 minutes everything start working properly.I tried installing the latest Synaptics driver ( from acer support webite. the problem remained. then I tried ELANTECH touchpad driver( but the gesture supports like two finger scrolling is not enabled in ELANTECH driver.when i uninstasll the synaptics driver touchpad seems to wok fine with the old default driver (6 . something).But i need the gesture to work in my laptop. Now I am running the Synaptics driver i downloaded from HP website ( In this also the problem is there but I can reset device from mouse properties page and then the touchpad works fine.Is there any permanent solution available for my problem? Please help me.(Intel Celeron R procssor 64 bit)

Answer:Aspire e1-530 erratic touchpad problem (Windows 8....

Have you tried to install the original Windows 8 driver rather than the Windows 8.1 driver to see if that resolves it?

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This is not a rant about the touchpad design - I'm actually not too bothered by it. I'm having major issues using the touchpad even with the latest W540 drivers on Win 8.1. I have v18.0.7.57 which is the latest available as per Lenovo's downloads site. The cursor movement locks up for several seconds, then starts highlighting text I haven't selected, scrolls when I'm not using 2 fingers etc. Overall, it's very annoying. I have disable 'tap to click' and this helps a bit, but I still have the locking issues. Also, 'Synaptics touchpad 64 bit enhancements' is one of the top CPU consumers on the system, especially during the lockups - I can't imagine why an app that handles input should be consuming so much CPU! I have uninstalled, reinstalled (rinse, repeat) several times and haven't found any improvement.

Answer:W540 touchpad - erratic behavior in Windows 8.1

Hi W540_tp,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are facing the issue with Touchpad on your ThinkPad W540.
Uninstall the current driver and check with Microsoft generic driver.
Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar

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I?ve just installed windows 7 on my wife?s HP Pavillion dv6000 laptop, and she is reporting that her keyboard is behaving very erratically. She says that while she is typing the cursor will jump to another part of the page, highlighting some text, then erasing what was highlighted with her further typing. She is getting very frustrated, especially after I promised her a better user experience after upgrading to Windows 7.

I suspected at first that she may be inadvertently hitting the mousepad, but after more testing, I?ve confirmed that this is not causing the issue.

Does anyone have a clue as to what may be causing this?

Answer:erratic keyboard behavior after installing windows 7

Welcome to the forum

There can be many reasons for your problem. Here are a few as presented in the MS forum.

The cursor jumps erratically while typing regardless of program.

The reasons would be the same for Vista or Windows 7

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I have a Dell Inspiron One 2330 and I've just installed Windows 10, version 1703 'Creator'. Since installing Fan #2 has been revving between 3500-5500 rpm every few seconds producing a very annoying sound. I've checked the running processes, nothing appears to be high.
Has anyone else experienced problems with the fan? I saw some old posts on a Microsoft board that suggested there were some fan related issues when Win 10 was first introduce, but I don't think this the same.
Any help appreciated
Kind regards

Answer:Windows 10, version 1703 and erratic fan behviour

What version of BIOS? A14 is the latest. Note that you may need at least A09 before going to any later version.
Which fan are you calling "Fan #2" ?
Have you updated to all the latest Win 10 drivers from Dell's Support page?
Sometimes an outdated or corrupted video card driver can cause the CPU fan to misbehave.

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I recently found my Windows Explorer working erratically at random times. I would use Windows explorer and it would be fine normally unless I was spending lengthy amount of time with an open folder in Windows explorer and opening another WIndows for a different folder and copying, moving or saving new or current files from other folders and/or from new pdf files saved for example and it would usually start to act behave erratically which could occur after an hour or more when I would suddenly right click to save or perhaps move a file and then it would start highlight in grey or black that part the cursor right clicked and suddenly another, and then I might try closing it and when it re-opened the same behaviour would occur again. If I tried continuing doing so it would get to the point where the cursor for Windows explorer just goes round and round continuously or just freezes and won't close and I have to restart my computer. 
I have scanned my laptop using my own security tools, Avast Premier and Malwarebytes Anti-malware, as well as the online security scanners Panda Cloud Cleaner and ESET online scanner. None of those found any issues. I then ran sfc /scannow and no integrity violations or issues showed up. I then also ran Windows Memory diagnostic test which showed not issues with my RAM. 
I have attached two files showing examples of what happens, and would appreciate any help and advice on what I could do to fic the issue.
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Answer:Windows Explorer's erratic behaviour - Windows 8.1

If this problem did indeed start recently have you tried doing a system restore to before the date it started ?  Depending on whether or not you have the 1703 Creators' update installed it is either 'Win key+X - Control panel - Recovery' or 'Win key - Settings - System - Control panel - Recovery'.
Once you get to 'Recovery' start the 'Restore' process but pick a date that is from before the start of your problem. You will get a warning that this is irreversible, just accept the warning and continue the restore and let it finish before you try to do anything else.
Chris Cosgrove

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Hi guys, just wondered if anyone else is having the same problem and found a solution for me to attempt: After upgrading to Windows 10, the Yoga 11 isn't rotating properly. I've unlocked rotation via the manual button, and by going into tablet mode and changing the settings. Nada. It's stuck on the laptop orientation. (This inability to switch orientation defeats the whole functionality of a Yoga hybrid.) I've restarted once, and the autoration seemed to work fine after that, whether in tablet mode or tent mode or laptop mode...for a while. Now it's jinxed again. I didn't encounter this problem prior to the upgrade.Is there a more permanent way to fix the glitch than restarting ad infinitum? Suggestions welcome. Thanks!


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Answer:Auto rotation erratic on Yoga 11 after Windows 10 update

Just updated to Windows 10. Have Joga ThinkPad with a build date of Nov 2013. Auto-rotate greyed out in Windows. Hardware button now does nothing. Have tried several things and restarted numerous times, but no change of even a temporary nature! Help please!

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OS Windows 7
Windows Live Mail (one account)
Until recently all email messages received appeared in the inbox of the email account. However, recently some of my emails do not appear in my inbox even though I can see that emails are being downloaded. I have not set up any filters to block email messages and indeed some of the emails that "disappear" are from friends in my Contacts. One further quirk, the messages that do not appear in my inbox DO appear briefly in Quick Views but then they disappear immediately after they are viewed. Can anyone help me solve this problem?

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows Live Mail Erratic Behaviour

Taking into account these e-mails are from your contacts, are you sure the new e-mails are not being grouped with old e-mails from them? Try looking in a previous e-mail from them and see if a new one is there, a bit like 'conversation' mode. You can try this by getting a friend to e-mail you twice to see if you get two e-mails or they are group.

Also, try:
> Click on the View tab,
> Click on the Conversations button/drop down,
> Change the value to Off by clicking on off.

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Is anyone else experiencing an erratic mouse and intermittent  internet with windows 10.  I have done a clean install of windows 10, upgraded all drivers, but still have an erratic mouse.Yet  my Dell touch mouse seems to work while hand held mouse is all over the place. Re-checked usb ports 3 times. Somehow the  usb with mouse and network is involved. Have re-installed network adapter several times.

Answer:Inspirion n5050 windows 10 unstable mouse erratic internet

"upgraded all drivers "

Just in case you don't know, Dell doesn't list any windows 10 drivers for your system. Please click on the link below:
Support for Inspiron 15 N5050 | Dell US

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Working with a friend on a windows 98 SE computer.

It was on when I got there. the screen was froze and Ctrl Alt Delete woulld close it so I had to turn it off at the tower. Turned it back on and it is loading super slow. It hung up two times and mouse wouldnot move Ctrl Alt delete wouldnot work so I turned off at tower again and started it and went to safe mode and it worked it safe mode. I cleaned the temp filesm cookiesm history in safe mode and took a HJT log. Ran spybot, adware without updates, (but arre updated every month) I got it updated later. Anyway, ran spybot and adware in safe mode and they are clean.

When the machine first started freezing in normal mode it would not show up anything in the tray where all the things that startup should be such as his McAfee and other things. After I was in safe mode I click on the McAfee and it popped up then in the tray. So when I was done in safemode and went back and tried normal mode it then loaded everything in the tray and it all started working. However, the mouse was very erratic would not move right away when I moved it and just erratic. Everything was very slow.I then got on the internet and updated spybot, adware,spyblaster and again spybot and adware are clean. He also has IE-Spyad, Script defender, and spywareguard.

I guess a fatal exception error came up on him a few days ago and of course he didn't write it down. It came up again and I wrote it down in a hurry so I think this is right. it is

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Answer:Windows 98 SE-has fatal exception error-mouse erratic-slow-Help

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So the computer boots normally. Windows loads. The sign-in screen comes up fine. Once I sign in, I get a black screen and the mouse arrow. The arrow responds fine.

Eventually (several minutes) explorer sort of half-loads.The taskbar is visible, but when I hover over it the arrow turns to the blue "loading" arrow. The taskbar does not respond to clicks. Desktop icons do not come up, and the desktop background doesn't come up either.

CTRL-ALT-DEL works. When I try to open task manager, it takes a good 3-5 minutes to come up, and responds very slowly when it does (eg when changing tabs). Looks like there are no processes using CPU.

Other keyboard shortcuts do not work (eg WINDOWS+R). I tried to see if I could run a program using "run new task..." in task manager. I was able to get the command line to open (after a lengthy wait), and that pretty much it. I can't use file explorer (constantly displays "working on it..."). When I try to type in a program's path manually, the program will not run (just blue "loading" mouse cursor forever).

I have no idea what could be causing this issue. I have tried multiple things, including:

- System restore (made no difference at all)
- Reset PC keeping files (got an error message, PC could not be restored)
- Booting into the various safe modes (made no difference at all)
- fix startup (startup was never an issue but figured why not)
- SFC /scannow command (found no problems)
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I would very much appreciate an expert's help here. I believe I have some adware/malware on my computer that may be causing it to boot slow (hangs on the windows flag in XP for 4 minutes at boot up) and then load slow with erratic mouse/cursor movements. Everything seems functional but just slow and erratic. Sound and video is also erratic with skipping and freezing. Below, I have included the file I got from HijackThis. Please assist if you can, thank you.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:42:56 PM, on 9/25/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
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Answer:HijackThis file for troubleshooting slow, erratic computer issue in Windows XP

Hello, seminoviceboy
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" .

We need to create an OTViewIt ReportPlease download OTViewIt by OldTimer.
Save it to your desktop.
Double click on the icon on your desktop.
Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.
Push the button.
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Hi, I have read some of the other threads hoping a previously posted solution would work for me. I did find the post where fmapp.exe was the culprit but I do not have that program.

My keyboard is erratic. The touchpad seems to highlight and delete stuff at will and the cursor moves around, too. I just ran CCleaner and Malwarebytes and have 360 Total Security, which is also up to date.

Thanks very much for suggestions and assistance.

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Hi, I have read some of the other threads hoping a previously posted solution would work for me. I did find the post where fmapp.exe was the culprit but I do not have that program.

My keyboard is erratic. The touchpad seems to highlight and delete stuff at will and the cursor moves around, too. I just ran CCleaner and Malwarebytes and have 360 Total Security, which is also up to date.

Thanks very much for suggestions and assistance.

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Windows 7 64 bit. Interacting with Explorer, often as simple as switching to Explorer window and changing focus on a filename. Explorer stops working, generates ID 1000 (see below) and then restarts itself.
Recently installed LibreOffice v and 16-bit Java 6 update 30 (which works with LibreOffice).
I suppose you are going to tell me to uninstall the LO and Java. I'm really hoping for other troubleshooting or diagnostic options. The LO and java setup is for a project of some urgency.
Log Name:      Application
Source:        Application Error
Date:          10/1/2012 8:22:51 AM
Event ID:      1000
Task Category: (100)
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      seagoing2012
Faulting application name: explorer.exe, version: 6.1.7601.17567, time stamp: 0x4d672ee4
Faulting module name: MSVCR90.dll, version: 9.0.30729.6161, time stamp: 0x4dace4e7
Exception code: 0xc0000417
Fault offset: 0x00000000000552d4
Faulting process id: 0x1b6c
Faulting application start time: 0x01cd9f661a148e6a
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\explorer.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_9.0.30729.6161_none_08e61857a83bc... Read more

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Hi, I have read some of the other threads hoping a previously posted solution would work for me. I did find the post where fmapp.exe was the culprit but I do not have that program.

My keyboard is erratic. The touchpad seems to highlight and delete stuff at will and the cursor moves around, too. I just ran CCleaner and Malwarebytes and have 360 Total Security, which is also up to date.

Thanks very much for suggestions and assistance.

Answer:Erratic keyboard touchy touchpad Acer Windows 10 laptop no fmapp.exe

PinkE said:

Hi, I have read some of the other threads hoping a previously posted solution would work for me. I did find the post where fmapp.exe was the culprit but I do not have that program.

My keyboard is erratic. The touchpad seems to highlight and delete stuff at will and the cursor moves around, too. I just ran CCleaner and Malwarebytes and have 360 Total Security, which is also up to date.

Thanks very much for suggestions and assistance.

Don't think it's the drivers but am still looking for a fix.

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Hi, I have read some of the other threads hoping a previously posted solution would work for me. I did find the post where fmapp.exe was the culprit but I do not have that program.

My keyboard is erratic. The touchpad seems to highlight and delete stuff at will and the cursor moves around, too. I just ran CCleaner and Malwarebytes and have 360 Total Security, which is also up to date.

Thanks very much for suggestions and assistance.

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When I'm in the middle of anything - typing in Word or just browsing with the mouse, the Start menu pops up, IE closes, apps start opening and closing (i.e., control panel, printer, etc.). It's crazy to watch - like someone has taken control of my computer.

I was given this Dimension 4500 PC recently. The problem started occurring after I received it (even though it never occurred during the years that I used it at my sister's company). I checked for viruses but found none. I reformatted the hard drive, reinstalled Win XP Pro and straight away - it started happening again.

I have:

Verizon DSL w/ a DLink router using WEP.
Windows XP Pro w/ sp2 & Firewall enabled

I've upgraded to the latest bios version, chipset, firmware, drivers, etc. I've looked in the event log - there are no errors.

Someone on the Dell msg bd suggested that I may have speech recognition enabled. It didn't appear to be installed but I renamed "sapisvr.exe" just to be sure.

Has anyone ever heard of this before. I have a few holiday projects that I need to get done and I'm desperate. The computer is super fast but unusable with this random (annoying!) behavior.

Thank you!


Answer:Erratic Behavior In Xp Pro - Windows Apps & Start Menu Open And Close Automatically.

sounds like the symptoms of some type of virus. wiping the hard drive generally should do the trick. i suppose unless a virus has deeply affected the hard drive that a regular format wont did you format? did you run a utility that writes zeros on the drive?which deletes all existing partitions?then create a new one? or, did you simply do format c:?if you did format c: at the command prompt, the problem could be a lurking virus on that partition.delete the partition and create a new one either using a startup floppy and the fdisk command at the prompt,or a utility that writes zeros to the drive....for that i use powermax, works with maxtor, WD, and quantum drives,not sure about other brands, a full low level format and reinstallation of windows is what i the full low level format.then use the setup cd, that guides tou through creating a new partition andformattinng it for windows{xp} not sure if you can do this with other OS, you made need to create your new partition using a startup floppy and fdisk.

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Question: Erratic DVD

I am having problems with DVD/Video. I edit files into a full movie - approximately 5 mins long. I drop in an audio file to use as background music and everything proceeds as it should. I then get the message that everything has saved as it should. When I try to play it back it starts ok and then starts to "stutter" and drop out. The same thing happens when you burn a DVD and play it on an external DVD player?
Anyone out there know why ?????

Answer:Erratic DVD

what brand and model of DVD Burner? and what media are you using?

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Question: Erratic

Erratic courser movments. It jumps all over the place and when i try and type a line it will go back to the start of the line,and somtimes dissapears
completly? Windows 7 64 Bit.


Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Have you check your touchpad/mouse settings?

Make and model of your computer and mouse?

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Question: Erratic fan

I've just purchased a nearly new ProBook 430 G3. Everything is working fine except the fan is behaving erratically. While idle the fan is off as expected, during intensive tasks the fan runs at full speed, again as expected. However while browsing the web, using Visual Studio etc the fan starts running but doesn't keep a constant speed. It constantly speeds up and slows down, its subtle  but noticeable. I've used lots of laptops over the years and never seen this behaviour before. All the latest drivers have been installed along with the most recent BIOS. Anyone know if all 430's do this or is mine faulty? Thanks

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Well, my browsers sloww..heres my log...and another thing Im not sure about. A few months back I was using microsoft update for an update which i dont recall. My comp lost power about 3/4 thru. Since then i noticed a new IE browser installed on my F: drive which is second hard drive i really only use for mp3's etc.And its file is named F:953b3148137fc..and it seems to have IE files in in. Maybe a conflict? Please check my log..thanks guys..Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2Scan saved at 5:37:13 AM, on 1/18/2005Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)Running 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:\PROGRA~1\VERIZO~1\SUPPOR~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exeC:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exeC:\WINDOWS\DELLMMKB.EXEC:\Program Files\Verizon Online\VisualIPInsight\IPClient.exeC:\Program Files\Verizon Online\VisualIPInsight\IPMon32.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver\LVCOMS.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exeC:\windows\System32\spool\drivers\... Read more

Answer:HJT log -help~cpu very erratic

You are using an outdated version of hijackthis. Please download the newer version.Download HijackThis from:HijackThis Download SiteThen post a new log

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Question: Erratic PC

I am persistently having web pages come up on screen, which have not been requested. Most are surveys, downloads. offers etc etc.

Pop ups have been turned off.

At the same time the PC is behaving erratically.

Also I appear to have lost my free AVG anti virus, and I cannot down load it again, and keep getting error messages.

Help please

Answer:Erratic PC

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Question: Low, erratic FPS

Hi guys. Have posted here previously about hardware - i was building a new PC. I'm having some problems running WoW on it though. I have posted on the WoW support forums, but as is the standard process, they've asked me for my driver info and then ignored me. So I've come here!

Yesterday evening, I started having some strange stuttering slowdown. Every 2-5 seconds, I'll get a bit of slowdown for half a second, then I'm back running smooth again.

Previously, Warcraft would run at 60 FPS at (almost) all times, in busy cities, in raids, whatever. But after a few hours of playing yesterday, I suddenly started experiencing these low framerate spikes. It runs smooth for a few seconds, then it stutters, and then smooth, then a stutter.

I have tried:
Running with 0 addons (in-game custom UI stuff),
Fullscreen and windowed,
Lowest graphics settings,
Spyware scan (which brought up quite a lot actually - but it's clean now),
Virus scan,
Defrag (fairly new drive, so i'm at 0% fragmented, it says),
Allowing the launcher to fully patch (it now says up to date - there's a sort of streaming patch process),
Closing all processes and switching off fancy Win7 themes (my tray has my graphics utility, sound utility, mobo utility, and Microsoft's AV - nothing else).
Updating graphics drivers.

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Answer:Low, erratic FPS

What are you full system specs? I assume its not the machine in your profile as thats says you are running Win XP and you mention in your post about turning off Win 7 effects?

If you aren't sure about your system info use the link below, if you are please post as much information as possible.

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Question: erratic mouse

I run xp and the infra red mouse on occassion jumps to a different area of the desktop, any ideas?regards,birdog

Answer:erratic mouse

1, New Batteries?2, Device Manager uninstall mouse drivers and reboot

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I'm not a novice, but late last week got a new challenge. Have been using McAfee, recently went to Comcast (ISP) versions which are free, and keep DAT's updated, and run Lavasoft and Spybot about 1ce per week.

Daughter, who doesn't have the best net habits, I'll admit, complained of getting knocked off the net, and couldn't get back in. I tried a few things, but system was bogged down to a crawl. Literally - even shutting down - would try to shut down, and 10 minutes later, still not shut down. Boot-ups changed from being about 3-4 minutes to 5-6 minutes, if successful at all. Tried to run McAfee for a scan, and it would lock. Ditto with Lavasoft, but not Spybot. Spybot reported about 30 tracking cookies, which is not unusual, but cleaned them no issue, nothing worse.

Ran HJT, found SpamBlockerUtility, and removed with HJT, but still lots of problems -
Flashlight icon lockup when going into MyComputer
McAfee lockups
Intermittent ability to get to net at all
Extreme slowness to do anything
All without seeing a lot of HD LED flashing
Task manager Performance tab shows low CPU usage - 4-7% mostly, nothing unusual for mem usage.

Tried some online scans in safe mode, and when I could in normal mode - Kaspersky, NAV, and AVG - show no threats except a few tracking cookies. Downloaded AVG, and have finally run that and McAfee in normal mode, with no virus' noted.

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Answer:Erratic, and SLOW - help

Hopefully, bumping is not a baddie on this forum. I'd appreciate your help in reviewing the HJT log and my situation.

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Question: R50 erratic mouse

I just "Cleaned up" (registry repairs, etc.) my R50, and now the mouse cursor does not follow my mouse in real time, but runs all over the place when there is any significant disk activity. Does anybody know of a cure for this? I uppose it is related to the priority of pointer input interrupts vs. HDD interrupts vs. display update interrupts, but I have no idea where to start finding these priority levels, or how to change them. Please help. Kron.

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Question: erratic mouse

Just after start up my mouse becomes erratic with a mind of its own. It clicks on things opening and highlighting everything it touches. It becomes totally unworkable and I have to close down and reboot. Often it is still the same when I start up again. I have been told by one department at microsoft that it is a microsoft problem but they want me to pay to sort it. Is there anything I can do myself. Would appreciate some help with this annoying problem. Thankyou

Answer:erratic mouse

I would only guess one of a few things could cause that. Try a restore point to a time when it worked maybe for the first try. See help and support for restore point. It should allow you to go back in time when the mouse did work. I guess you could get a new mouse too and try it.1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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Question: erratic cursor

This cursor on the new Acer Aspire is extremely erratic and jumps all over while typing, erasing text.

Answer:erratic cursor

If you are using a laptop's builtin keyboard and the touchpad is enabled a frequent problem is inadvertent touching of the touchpad with your palm or thumb.

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Question: Erratic Mouse

Mouse movement is erratic and jumpy, often times skipping to the sides of the screen in arbitrary directions. When not jumping around, the mouse moves normally and controllably.

Am using the first version of Vista.
Currently using a Logitech optical mouse.
Tested with a Dell optical mouse and a Vaio ball mouse. Both also have erratic movement.
Tried with and without a mouse pad. It made no difference.

Answer:Erratic Mouse

Hello FoSho,

This is my first post to a reply on a forum so take it easy on me :)

From what I have researched from Microsoft Support and Help site that there have been issues with optical mouses not functioning properly in Windows Vista. You can refer to the Microsoft support article at this url:

They do have a hotfix for it, but you have to submit a request to Microsoft Online Customer Services to obtain the hotfix at:

Hope this helps!

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In the passed, I could associate a file with the correct program to run it. Now I can't.Can anyone suggest a remedy?Windsor

Answer:Erratic fie associations

I think you may have to provide a bit more information Windsor for sometime to answer this one - ie: what has happened that you can no longer do this - also operating system would help.A couple of things might have happened. The most likely answer is that you once had a program on your computer that was able to work with this file extension, and now the program is gone. You might have uninstalled the program or deleted it in some other way. Or you could have installed a new program on your computer that supports this file type. New programs often make themselves the default viewer for certain file types. If you later uninstalled the newer program, you might still have a program on your computer that will open the file type, but it is no longer associated with those files because of the newer program that was once installed. To fix this problem, just right-click the file that you want to open, and choose the appropriate program from the Open With choices.

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Question: erratic laptop

could someone please look at my hjt log and tell me if there is anything wrong laptop has been erratic the last few days......sometimes i cant open web pages......i cant access my email....just odd things i cant put my finger on.i am running windows xp home sp2..1.40ghz...448 mb of ram
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:46:09 PM, on 8/18/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium\avesvc.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Applet\TAPPSRV.exe
C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium\avgnt.exe
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Question: Erratic System

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 22:44:29, on 16/08/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exeC:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BTNtService.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exec:\PROGRA~1\\vso\mcvsrte.exeC:\PROGRA~1\\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\AutoDetector\monitor.exeC:�... Read more

Answer:Erratic System

Hello michellemybelle, What are the popups you are getting? D:\Documents and Settings\darren.darrens.000\Desktop\hijackthis\HijackThis.exeYou need to put Hijackthis in the C:\ drive in a Hijackthis folder.This program will do it automaticaly for you: HijackThis Download Site with installerJust click on Hijackthis_sfx.exe file that you downloaded. A WinZip self extractor screen appears with the default location of C:\Program Files\Hijackthis. Then press the Unzip button. Download and install Ewido Anti-Spyware v4.0 1. After download, double click on the file to launch the install process. 2. Choose a language, click "OK" and then click "Next". 3. Read the "License Agreement" and click "I Agree". 4. Accept the default installation path: C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0 and click "Next", then click "Install". 5. After setup completes, click "Finish" to start the program automatically or launch ewido by double-clicking its icon on your desktop or in the system tray. 6. The main "Status" menu will appear. You can select "Change state" to inactivate 'Resident Sheild' and 'Automatic Updates'. If you choose to do this, then right click on ewdio in the system tray and uncheck "Start with Windows". 7. Select the "Update" button and click "Start update". If you are having problems with the updater, manua... Read more

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I have seen the solved thread on HP,but my desktop does not display any error messages.But still......
I have a problem with my HP Deskjet:model 5652(Quite an old model,isn't it?).I was using it with ease on windows XP Office,Compaq desktop,before i shifted to a Lenovo desktop with vista basic 32 bit platform.Suppose i set it to print a particular web page,it repeatedly keeps on printing the same page over and over again.My computer consultant did(?)install the drivers for the above model.Any help will be most welcome!​with regards,

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Question: Erratic sound

Built-in audio card on my friend's MB behaves oddly.

When you listen to wmv and dvd video, the sound is garbled. When you listen to cd audio or sound on a Powerpoint document, everything is fine.

We installed a brand new PCI sound card and the result is identical.

We re-installed XP and results are identical with built-in sound card and PCI sound card.

We did download k-lite codec pack but there was no improvement at all. Maybe we didn't activate the codecs properly.

Could anybody let us know where we missed out?

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Question: erratic startup

My computer is behaving in a most erratic manner in as much as it will not boot up from cold until I switch the power button off - leave it for a couple of minutes - then it will usually boot. It will sometimes boot normally, but more often it behaves as above. I am running Windows XP.Would very much appreciate any help. - thanks.

Answer:erratic startup

At the times when it fails to run properly what actually happens, i.e. what shows on the screen when it stalls? It will help to know what stage is reached.

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Question: erratic touchpad..

Just recently my touchpad has been acting strange...
It does not move in the linear direction and constant speed which was normal until now...
Now I have to use the touchpad several times to move it across or up and down and the speed changes-usually slower-the there seems to be less control over its regular motion.
I have checked the settings on the Control Panel but they have remained the same.

Answer:erratic touchpad..

Quote: Originally Posted by rl7

Just recently my touchpad has been acting strange...
It does not move in the linear direction and constant speed which was normal until now...
Now I have to use the touchpad several times to move it across or up and down and the speed changes-usually slower-the there seems to be less control over its regular motion.
I have checked the settings on the Control Panel but they have remained the same.

Probably a driver. Pleased go into device manager>pointer devices. Make sure the driver is listed and working properly

Please go to start>search>type device manager.
Are there any "unknown devices" with yellow triangles on them?
Is you driver there , listed, and working?

If your driver is missing, or there is a yellow triangle on it, you will need to update it.

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Hello there, my first post here

Ok let's get on with it.

I have seen this subject on a couple of other threads on other websites, but i haven't figured out a way to salvation yet.

I just bought a new PC...

I get erratic mouse movement and sound is choppy most of the time. At the same time, i noticed that it does that when my drive light (orange) blinks. Looks like it's doing something but it's hard to say. Booting up takes a little too much time i think, installing software also.

That blinking light thing doesn't always happen, but is mostly always triggered by opening or closing a window, software...etc. And when it does, it stays blinking for a good while.

When i watch the drive light, everytime i see it blink (even when idle, it blinks every 2 secs), i get a chop in sound, mouse movement, overall performance.

I remember having the same problem at work a while ago, and the tech guy had made it all better (to my amazement) in very little time and effort. Sadly I can't remember what it was. Maybe just a setting on the HD or a memory thing, i don't know.

I tried installing the video drivers and sound drivers.

Win XP professional 2002 SP2(french version)
Intel Pentium PD CPU 3.20GHz
(Supposedly a PD 945 LGA775 Dual-Core)
2 Gig Ram
NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GS
Realtek High Definition Audio

ANY help would be appreciated,


Answer:Erratic behavior in XP

Sounds like you are having lots of trouble. Since you are saying the hard drive is always busy, and the system is laggy, I suspect the hard drive is the main problem here.

First, run a chkdisk (myComputer>(right-click the drive)>properties>tool>error checking
Also run a disk defragmentation.

The hard drive could be causing your system to be sluggish because windows relies on it for its virtual memory.

If the above steps don't work, try returning your pc to where you bought it from. Since you said it was new, I should still be under some type of a warrenty, so it can proboly be repaired for free.

Best of luck,

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Everything was fine until this morning. When I fired up my laptop running XP, my mouse was behaving badly. It now double clicks on its own, refuses to move windows, and fails to drag anything including text and files. I am a massive halo fanatic and my itch to play will soon turn into a full blown psychotic episode if I can't fix it soon!! So for my comps sake (not to mention the unfortunate people around me) please help!

So far I have ran every antivirus and spyware check possible. I have even uninstalled the mouse driver to no avail. Im running XP Pro so it automatically reinstalled it for me on reboot. I have also tried scolding my naughty little mouse. I even raised my hand in an attempt to horrify it but it merely sat there unflinching! Well anyways I tried the mouse on my sisters comp and it works fine. The only thing that I did out of the ordinary last night was defrag my system before I went to bed! I cant think of any other solutions so anything anyone might suggest could help! Thank you!

Answer:Erratic Mouse Help Me!

Best i can do

I don't know much about laptops except a friend indicated that theres
a different mouse for laptops.Ask a Computer Dealer about this.
If its cordless it might need batteries.

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Question: Erratic Wifi.

My new laptop, HP 15 running windows 8.1, AMD A6-5200 processor with 4 gb of RAM. My problem is that the network adapter only recognizes 1 of my 2 access points at home. And the 1 it recognizes fades in and out. I have downloaded various drivers from HP to no avail. This has been an issue since it's purchase.
Please help.

Answer:Erratic Wifi.

My new laptop, HP 15 running windows 8.1, AMD A6-5200 processor with 4 gb of RAM. My problem is that the network adapter only recognizes 1 of my 2 access points at home. And the 1 it recognizes fades in and out. I have downloaded various drivers from HP to no avail. This has been an issue since it's purchase.
Please help.
Correction: My laptop's adapter sometimes sees the access points but will not let me log on. Sometimes the error message says "wrong password" or just "cannot connect"

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 Mouse pad jumps and moves erractically and often magnifies screen or reduces it to a small size such that neither screen can be read.  Curror jumps all over the place when typing.   Customer Support Techs have attempted to fix - I forgot trouble ticket number - by me allowing them access to my computer but in both instances the two different techs were unable to make a permanent fix.   The mouse pad is still extremely sensitive and cursor  jumps erractically around the screen.  The mouse pad is so useless that a wireless or USB mouse must be plugged in.     In my 50 plus years of computer purchase/use of both Mac and PCs, I would not recommend this model computer to anyone considering a laptop.  Bummer.

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Question: Power erratic

My computer opens and after a short while the screen flashes (signifying that the battery is no longer charging) for a second then the screen blanks out and stays off, but with the lights on all the buttons staying on.  To test whether the charger was the problem i disconnected the charger and this time while starting up the lap top closed within seconds (closed with no light on my buttons sometimes, but sometimes with the light).  I tried taking out the battery and keeping the charger on, but that caused the same problem as keeping the charger off.  The problem's obviously somewhere in the power process, but I have no idea what the problem is.  Please help.

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Question: Erratic mouse?

Intermittently, mouse pointer disappears, but drops to quick launch toolbar and opens every program that invisible pointer sits on. Invisible pointer moves left to right as mouse is moved opening all programs it passes over. Programs are opened more than once. Alt/ctrl/del to open task manager stops error most times. Rundll32.exe has been running on the times it didn't stop. Rundll32.exe checked ok for errors & viruses etc.
No viruses. Registry checked ok. Can anyone help please. This is most frustrating and can last 2 - 3 minutes.


Answer:Erratic mouse?

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Question: erratic laptop

Hello, please could someone look at the attached logs for me and see if they can identify a problem. my laptop is behaving erratically. I have read and worked through the 'run and read me first' instructions and attached the requested logs. I have attached the 'ComboFix' log to a reply to this thread, I hope that is OK.
About 1 month ago I downloaded and installed 'Webroot security'. It clogged the laptop up totally with a CPU of 100% constantly. I have since removed it and reinstalled AVG free, but ever since then it has been running as if infected. I tried to install McAfee but it would not install as it said I still had Webroot on. I have removed it with 'Revo Uninstaller' and have even downloaded and run the official Webroot uninstaller, but it still shows as being on the laptop. could this be the problem?
Also, my DVD player is not running correctly, the sound is 'tinny' and the picture 'jumpy'. This is the same whether I actually put a disc in the drive or play a recorded film from an external hard drive.

Answer:erratic laptop

Here is the 'ComboFix' log to go with this posting. Thank you very much for taking the time to look at these for me. Jan

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Question: Fan speed erratic

My system, which I built 4-1/2 yrs ago is an Asus P5AD2E Premium with Antec True Power 550 watt PSU, and I have a 120mm fan in the rear that is now starting to act up.
It is connected to the "fan only" connector coming from the PSU, and min speed can be varied by a front panel control.

Everything has been working perfectly until a couple months ago when the fan speed started varying up and down erratically.
The only time it does not vary is if I have the fp pot turned fully CW so it runs at max speed all times.
Normally, the fan is supposed to vary speed depending on need for cooling, and this feature has worked very well until now.

I found that if I turn up the +12V supply from about 12.1 to 12.3V, the fan slows down. But it still runs erratically.

I am going to open up the PSU to see if I can find any loose connections.

Any ideas?



Answer:Fan speed erratic

Remove it from the fan controller and run it directly from the motherboard or power supply. If it still runs erratic, replace it

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I have been using and UPS with my PC without problem for more than 20 years, but for the last few months it has caused eratic behaviour. My current UPS is an APC Back-UPS RS 1500. This gives me a good 22 minutes breathing space when the power is cut according to the countdown on the LED screen. However, as soon as the alarm goes and the UPS seamlessly provides power from its charged battery, the control of my mouse becomes increasingly more erratic and it takes several minutes and much patience, not only to place the cursor over relevant parts of the screen, but also to wait for those places to become active before I can save work and turn off. Only with a reboot does the problem disappear. The UPS is not totally useless, as I can save work, but its usefulness is only a fraction of what it should be. I'm assuming this is hardware related, but if anyone thinks my thread should be moved elsewhere, feel free. Any ideas?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.66GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3327 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX, 768 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 15437 MB, Free - 11302 MB; D: Total - 53386 MB, Free - 49359 MB; E: Total - 16237 MB, Free - 3193 MB; F: Total - 123596 MB, Free - 96318 MB; G: Total - 16268 MB, Free - 7266 MB; H: Total - 15915 MB, Free - 3593 MB; J: Total - 19492 MB, Free - 5171 MB; L:... Read more

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Question: Erratic & Slow

My computer using Windows SP Pro runs slowly and erratically. Maybe I just need to reinstall windows as it has been some time (>1 year) since I have done a fresh install. Would someone please review this HijackThis log and let me know if you see any problems. This is the first time I have used HijackThis and I am not familiar with the results. ThanksLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:54:21 PM, on 8/12/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exec:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeD:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXED:\Program Files\Maxtor\OneTouch\Utils\SyncServices.exeC:\Program Files\Visioneer\OneTouch 4.0\OtService.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Soun... Read more

Answer:Erratic & Slow

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum sradom My name is Richie and i'll be helping you to fix your problems.Copy and paste ALL the following blue text in the Quote box below into Notepad.Click on File(in the menu at the top)>Save as../Save as Type: 'All Files' /File name: fix.bat to your desktop.Then double click on the fix.bat file on your desktopYou'll see a black screen flash,thats [email protected] offsc stop ZNIAsc stop KBAsc delete ZNIAsc delete KBARestart your pc.Download Combofix and save to your desktop:Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop Close any open browsers. Double click on combofix.exe and follow the prompts. When it's finished it will produce a log. Post the entire contents of C:\ComboFix.txt into your next reply. Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause the program to freeze/hang. Do NOT post the ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt unless I ask.Also post a new Hijackthis log.

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Question: Erratic touchpad

I have an erratic touchpad on my laptop, it is a Synaptics touchpad on an Advent laptop.Basically, when I touch the pad, quite often the curser will jump from one place to another, or sometimes will go back towards its original position when I remove my finger.Does this sound like a settings or driver problem? The pad is clean without any dust build-up. Any help appreciated.

Answer:Erratic touchpad

Driver may be corrupt. Have you a Optic mouse connected? if so try with it removed. If none of these sort it Go to Laptop web Site to see if there are any new drivers for touch pad

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Question: Erratic mouse

I have a 64 bit Sony Viao tap computer.  Since upgrading to Windows 10 the mouse has acted erratically.  Solution?

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Question: Erratic mouse

Since loading Vista Enterprise, I experience an erratic mouse whilst typing.
It is all over the place and it jumps all over the text, resulting in typing wherever it goes.
This is very frustrating!!

1. I have set the mouse settings to have the mouse cursor not visible whilst typing and only appear when Ctrl is pressed.
2. I am not moving my hands over the touch pad - the mouse seems to have a mind of it's own.

is there anyway to fix this?

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Question: Erratic Connection

Hi Folks - have been having some odd things happening recently on my HP Compaq nx7010. This is a standard build Windows XP machine using Microsoft Office, and we use IE6 to connect.

First thing: My dial-up internet connection is playing up. Doesn't seem to be an issue with my ISP, and their helplines are drawing a blank. I will dial-up and hear the modem conencting, get the connection confirmed and then it immediately disconnects again. This happens repeatedly - now this has happened before and can be due to the ISP, but recently it has been doing more: it will repeatedly disconnect, and then repeatedly re-connect in the background without making any modem dialling noises or without us requesting a connect - even after we have manually disconnected. Eventyually we will get a permanent connection, but then this can disconnect us any time during our session. Any ideas? I have checked to see that there are no rogue autodiallers.

Second thing: Occassionally on boot up the screen resolution and desktop theme is reduced to a very low pixellated version. The only way to fix this is to restart. This has only started happening.

Appreciate any help or sugegstions!

Answer:Erratic Connection


This could very well be due (first problem first) to a port sharing problem. Here is what I would do if it were mine:

Why not give the following a try:

1) Download the newest and latest drivers from the modem manufacturer’s website. (I know, you have a disk, but download the newest and best anyhow.

2) Enter Start, Control Panel, System, Hardware, Device Manager and DELETE any references to any modem.

3) Shut down and physically remove the modem and then put the modem back in PCI slot #3 (Third slot down from the AGP slot)

4) Boot up and enter the BIOS setup menu.

5) In the BIOS setup menu find the PnP area. If you are running WinXP, then DISABLE Pnp….however, if you are using Win98, then make sure it is ENABLED.

6) Save and Exit

7) Boot back up and when the computer finds your modem, then load the drivers that have been downloaded from the manufacturer’s website. It may tell you that the latest and best are already installed, but install them anyway. (for example, WinXP only has v.90 drivers and not the most recent v.92 that are needed for best operation) If it says they are not digitally signed, then load them anyway. This is a long story, but I can assure you it is a money issue and a rip off from Microsoft in my opinion.

This should get you going!

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Question: Erratic Mouse

My mouse is behaving erratically it hi-lites everything the pointer crosses over
When the pointer crosses over a link or desk top icon it will open the link when
The pointer is near the edges of the page it grabs and the sides and won?t let go resizing the page
Just writing the curser will bounce back a word or line whilst iam typing
causing me to continue to make corrections
I have done a various scans but they haven't picked anything up

Please help this is driving me crazy

Computer Novice

Answer:Erratic Mouse

Have you tried as different mouse?
Sounds like you could have a stuck switch in this one.

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Recently my Dell Studio 15, which is about 5.5 years old, has become a bit erratic -- the power button doesn't always start the computer, and the display can go blank briefly for no obvious reason. Any theories?

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Question: Erratic Printer

Hi. Need help for Computer assignment. Thanks.

Question: 'Bob' set up his computer on his desk and his printer 25 feet away at the opposite end of the room. He is in the process of setting up a new office and has installed three computers buy himself.The printer is erratic, sometimes prints and sometimes it does not. What is the possible cause?

Answer:Erratic Printer

Bob is too far away from the printer if connected by USB or Parallel cable.
There is a limit to reliable operation with cable length.

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Question: erratic restarting

every few minutes windows will restart.
is it a program?
could it be an erratic electrical supply?
will a battery operated surge supply connection help?
thank you

Answer:erratic restarting

could be lots of things.

1. how long does it take to restart?
2. is it about the same time every time, or at a specific time/action?
3. try leaving it off for a good while preferably somewhere cool. If your heatsink isn't cooling the processor well it could be causing the restart and if you turn it on after it gets nice and cool, and stays on a few minutes longer than usual. that may be your culprit.

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Question: touch pad erratic

when I am working on a page, the page keeps shooting to the bottom and I can't make it stay where I want it.Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU B820 @ 1.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 5989 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1988 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 669121 MB, Free - 623850 MB; D: Total - 26079 MB, Free - 10557 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, Emerald Lake 2
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Hope you can help

Answer:touch pad erratic

Maybe a stuck Page Down or Down Arrow key.

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Question: Erratic Cursor

I have recently started having problems with my cursor slowly drifting around the screen or jumping just as I'm ready to click a button. This behavior starts out very slowly but over the course of a day or two gets much worse. This is a desktop system not a laptop so thumbs on the touch pad isn't the problem. I am using a Logitech wireless MouseMan optical that I have been using for years without incident.
Does anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening and how to fix it? Thanks for any help.

Answer:Erratic Cursor

Have you tried putting fresh batteries in the mouse ?

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Question: erratic booting

Cyrix 200mmx with 32mb sdram, 3gb hard drive by tri gem. When I boot it does these things: no screen at all. put in a video card and now it boots to 256 kb or 128 kb or 32 mb. sometimes it boots all the way to the program mostly is boots to the video note the memory and then each time it shows less until it doesn't even show the info completely for the mother board just the first group of numbers not all of them.
I tried exchanging the memory and it still does this I even exchanged the cpu and it still does this errantic boot.

Any suggestions???

Thanks in advance.

Answer:erratic booting

Reseated sdram and it boots but have another question. I didn't do this mind you a this is a friends computer. Can loading Win98 full version over win 95 cause the system to not recognize the video card and make the cpu irratic?

If so can I get win98 off without losing the rest of the drivers and info on the system?

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Question: Erratic behavior

The last few days the computer has been very erratic. I'll try to explain what is happening but am not sure I will be able to adequately explain it.

First, and I don?t know this has anything to do with my problems, but every time I reboot the computer I get the following message or warning ? GarminLifetime.exe-.NET Framework Initialization error, and then goes on with other info. If I click OK it closes, so don?t know this has anything to do with the other problems I have been experiencing.

I burn DVDs all the time without any problems. A couple of days ago I was authoring a DVD and part way through the output received an error message stating the system was low on resources even though the only thing running was Outlook Express. There is 350 GB free on the hard drive and I have 4 GB of RAM. I rebooted the computer and didn?t start anything else, just the DVD authoring program however got the same error message.

Most of the time when I click on a link in an e-mail the IE window opens but it just sits there with the hour glass and the webpage never appears. If you try to close the window it won?t close. You have to use task manager to end the task. When you try to open a new IE window sometimes it goes to the home page, other times it just seems to hang and again you can?t close the window without using task manager.

The system seems to bog down with only a few windows open when in the past I have had two or three times as many windows open.

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Answer:Erratic behavior


Please do the following:

Download ComboFix from one of the following locations:

VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

* IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.

Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:
Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.
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Question: Scrollbar erratic

I am having a problem with my scrollbar jumping up and down, whether it's on the web or any program I have running. If there is a scroll bar in the window, it will jump up and down or jump all the way to the bottom the the screen and stay there. This will also happen even if I take my hand off the mouse and not touch it for a while. The mouse I am using is what came with the computer. It is not a wireless mouse. It seems that the scroll wheel will seldom work when the screen is jumping. I purchased Microsoft's Windows Live OneCare to try and take care of the problem. I thought it could be a virus or spyware causing this issue but the program has found nothing. I tried sevel freeware programs on the net to detect a virus or spyware also and they found nothing. I purchased adaware also since i heard good things about it, but it has found nothing. I am using a Dimension 2400 with celeron processor and the windows is XP. I tried looking on the web for threads relating to this topic but have found none. Can someone help!?

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Question: BSOD erratic

Hi everyone,
1 week, Windows 7 BSOD then restarts erratically

I tried:remove useless cards,
change my video card was very hot (107 ? C)
disable the sound card, EHCI, serial ports in bios etc etc
check the memory with the tool memory test at startup.
Nothing has corrected the problem.

I almost shot me with a water pistol.

Thanks for your help

Answer:BSOD erratic

Welcome aboard, Marc Alzieu.

Update display driver.

lmvm nvlddmkm
start end module name
fffff880`11237000 fffff880`11ff9000 nvlddmkm T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
Image path: nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Timestamp: Tue May 15 13:05:36 2012 (4FB20748)
CheckSum: 00DA5E91
ImageSize: 00DC2000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7

Update Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC

fffff800`0460abd8 fffff880`03d71632Unable to load image Rt64win7.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for Rt64win7.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for Rt64win7.sys
lmvm Rt64win7
start end module name
fffff880`03d6c000 fffff880`03df1000 Rt64win7 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: Rt64win7.sys
Image path: Rt64win7.sys
Image name: Rt64win7.sys
Timestamp: Fri Jun 10 12:03:15 2011 (4DF1BAAB)
CheckSum: 0008B67F
ImageSize: 00085000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Get it from Realtek

I would suggest to not use Daemon tools as it is a frequent BSOD causer, but it seems that you know how to use it. Decide it.

Let us know the situation.

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Question: Erratic scrolling

Most peculiar problem. Suddenly I cant scroll in any window in IE. If I just touch the scroll button then the window shudders to the end of the page. Just touching the button causes the window to shake up and down. In Google the curser in the search box moves on its own to the right. Cannot type in the box. Am using my XP machine for this post as my main Win 7 machine is unusable on the net.
I have just tried rebooting so far, to no avail.
Any ideas please?

Answer:Erratic scrolling

Probably a defective add-on. Tools, internet options, advanced, reset.

Then try this

Tools, Inetenet options, advanced, check box for smooth scrollling

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Question: mouse is erratic

my microsoft usb wheel mouse is very erratic and sometimes stops working for a while. I tried updateing driver through drivemanager but no luck. My device manager says it is working.

Answer:mouse is erratic

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Question: Erratic Cursor

Got an older model DV 4150 HP Laptop with 2 gb of ram and runnning Windows 7 Ultimate. I seem to be having a "wild" cursor problem. I can be typing along and pause and lots of times the cursor will have moved to somewhere else in the sentence or page that I am typing on. Just like now, before this sentence, the cursor moved to about four different places in the first three sentences when I would pause. This is irritating at best. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Answer:Erratic Cursor

Are you sure your hand is not touching the touchpad while you are typing? This happens a lot to me if I'm not careful to keep my hands off the touchpad as best I can while typing. If your palm brushes across it, the touchpad mistakes that as input and starts to move the cursor to wherever it thinks you are pointing it to. Your touchpad may have a "Palm Check" setting to help minimize this from happening.

Does this solve your problem, PoppyJ?

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so this has happened several times during my laptop's 1 year lifespan, it keeps sometimes gets the stop message : 0x0000007E error on bootup, usually waking up or resuming windows.
I run windows 7 64bit, which was pre-installed,
asus g72gx
6gb ddr2-667 ram
gtx 260m
intel p8700
haven't re-installed it, though recovered a few times.
I have attached the crash dump


btw, S.M.A.R.t said my hdd was going to fail this year because of heat issues? its idling around 45 celcius and my cpu is around 49 celcius and gpu 63 celcius . is this normal?

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Question: Slow And Erratic

Running Windows 10 with all updates. I use PCMatic for protection and Windows firewall. PC has gotten slower and occasionally freezes. Reboot usually works.
Don't know if it is associated with malware but a large number of folders (462 to be exact) were created in root directory. The folders are empty but the system will not allow me to delete them. They have a "D" attribute.
Attached are the log files requested by MajorGeeks.

Answer:Slow And Erratic

Rerun RogueKiller and have it remove all it found. Do the same wih ADWcleaner.

Reboot and rescan with both and attach the new log. You don't have malware, just a lot of junkware.

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Question: Erratic Mouse

Recently both my Wireless Mouse and my ordinary Mouse are behaving rather erratically, there is no apparent reason for this.I did try Restoring ro an earier date, and this did work for a short time,but it has had a relapse. Can anyone advise a cause of action.Trilby2

Answer:Erratic Mouse

When a wireless mouse starts getting erratic,it is usually a low battery problem. Best to use rechargables, if you haven't already done so.Erratic movements can also be caused by 'fluff' etc on the ball rollers. Unscrew bottom of mouse cover, remove ball and clean.

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Hi, I have been having problems with the touchpad on my laptop. It seems far too oversensitve and is forever dragging things across the screen and the slightest touch selects something or closes something. It in fact is pretty unusable. I have tried updating the drivers and reinstalled the old one. I have also tried the Elan settings page and no matter what I select on there it makes no difference. For instance I turn off the tapping and dragging and dropping options yet that makes no difference. It is almost like the Elan settings are not working or are unconnected to the touchpad itself. The problem is so bad that I am having to use a plug in mouse, which works but is not what I want to do. I bought this laptop because it was so portable and the last thing I want to do is carry around a lot of other stuff. I have tried everything I know and have ran our of options. If someone could offer some advice, or there are others who are having or have had similar problems, I would love to hear from you. Thanks. 

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could anyone please help me, i am fairly new to computing and my cd-rw/dvd combo went beserk over the weekend, i was doing some work with it, i loaded a blank cd into my pc and halfway through the task a notice came onto the screen saying cannot finish writing, and then the machine sounded as though it was spinning very fast, it was making a racket rather like a fan turning at great speed for about fifteen seconds and then it just stopped, and now it is completely dead, i was hoping someone may be able to give me a clue as to what may be at fault, before that it was working perfectly,thanks, tommy.

Answer:where to find help for erratic cd-rw

is this a new PC, if so, back to the supplier and let them fix the CDRWIf its not new then reinstal the driver, before checking if the drive is still considered functioning as far as you can see from properties in my computer on the system tab and dont confuse the driver with the CD writing software. Perhaps check on the manufacturers site for up to date drivers first.

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Question: erratic mouse

My mouse was acting erratic so I bought a new one - it's doing the same thing even in a new port. I use Windows XP. Thoughts?

Answer:erratic mouse

Welcome!Computer Hope is the number one location for free computer help. The forum will help everyone with all computer questions. You are using Windows XP and the mouse went maybe bad. You got a new one that the problem is still there.What kind of computer do you have?Is it a standard mouse?Do you ever have friends fool with your computer and do pranks?Do you have good Anti-Virus software?

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Question: Erratic downloads

For some time now all the d/l's stop and start multiple times. I d/l Firefox .6 this morning and it took over an hour to d/l 4.7MB, which should have taken 20 minutes. It was worse than it's ever been. Installing the updated Firefox didn't help either.

I use LeechGet d/l manager, but installed it after the problem started.

Win Me
v92 dialup modem
AllVantage ISP

Would appreciate any and all responses.

I need to mow my yard, so it may be a couple of hours before I can resond to any replies, but should be back within 3 hrs at the most.

Answer:Erratic downloads

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Question: Erratic Laptop

Hello, could you please look at this for me. My laptop has become very erratic. I have been getting loads of adverts flashing up.

I downloaded a trial of what I think was Rogue Killer (it has the same logo) and it flashes up lots of messages in the bottom right corner of 'trojans' it has stopped from installing.

Whilst I was writing a text document in open office it came up with a warning. Everything started flashing (desktop, text document etc) then the screen went blue (no writing). I had to use 'control alt delete' to be able to close down but it was 'closing down' for about 15 mins so I had to close with the button.

This happened 3 times, so I worked through you Run and Read me first and your malware removal info.
The scans do not appear to have found any threats, but I would appreciate you looking at them for me.

I run Avast anti-virus. Also I run Advanced System care as a cleaner and 10bit malware fighter frequently.

TDSSKiller found no threats. I could not find a log in C: and I coud not copy and paste the report to send to you.

I have attached the logs

Thanks in advance, Jan

Answer:Erratic Laptop

Your logs are all clean. What do you mean by "I have been getting loads of adverts flashing up"? Are you referring to double underlined keywords that when your mouse moves over them you see an advertisement? If so, this is normal and not malware.

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Hi, I have a dell Inspiron 14 5477, the problem is when I plug the AC connector the mousepad becomes erratic in a way that is impossible to use, auto right click, jumps, random click without clicking  and that kind of stuff, I don't have the original adapter, the plug is that with 3 legs, 2 flat and 1 cilindric in the middle, and the adapter is for 220V, I have tried with 2 different ones but I still have the problem. Thnks

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Question: Erratic mouse


I've got a mouse problem that has developed independently on two different computers, one Win98, the other Win ME.

The mouse works OK when it is moved slowly, but behaves erratically when moved quickly. For example, if the pointer is in the middle of the screen and the mouse is moved quickly to the left, then the pointer will typically move crazily about in the middle third of the screen and usually end up on the right.

Drivers and mice have both been changed to no effect. The ME computer now has an optical mouse, so it can't be a mechanical problem.

The Win98 mouse is on COM1, the ME mouse is a PS/2.

I've fiddled about endlessly with the port settings on the Win98, changed ports etc. No effect whatsoever.

Any ideas?


Answer:Erratic mouse

I am not sure this will help, but it is something to look at.

You didn't specify the mouse brand, but usually most come with software to adjust the mouse.

What you want to do is look for the mouse speed and acceleration. Be sure the speed is set to medium...and that acceleration is set to low. It sounds like the acceleration may be set too fast, causing the mouse to act erratically

Hope that is helpful

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Question: Very erratic mouse

Ok well I just finished reading all of the mouse threads I could and nothing seems to help my problem. This happens when I am on the internet usually, but it will occasionally happen off of it also. The mouse will sometimes lag for a moment when I am moving it around. It just stops then goes again, kind of like its stalling. Occasionally this will happen 3 or 4 times in a row. Also from time to time it will not recover from this lag and freezes totally. When this happens I am sometimes able to use my keyboard to restart normally. Other times the keyboard dies too. I've tried settind down my graphics accelleration, cleaning and tightening the inside of my computer, reinstalling the mouse drivers, and restoring my computer. Im using a ps/2 intellimouse and heres my IRQ info:
0 System timer
1 Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
2 Programmable interrupt controller
3 Communications Port (COM2)
4 Communications Port (COM1)
5 (free)
6 Standard Floppy Disk Controller
7 ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
8 System CMOS/real time clock
9 U.S. Robotics 56K Voice Win
9 Promise Technology Inc. Ultra66 IDE Controller
9 Intel 82371AB/EB PCI to USB Universal Host Controller
9 IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
9 IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
10 (free)
11 Creative SB Live! Value
11 3Dfx Voodoo Banshee AGP
11 IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
12 Microsoft PS2 IntelliMouse
13 Numeric data processor
14 Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)
14 Intel 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
15 (free)

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Answer:Very erratic mouse

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