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Forced reboots

Question: Forced reboots

Hi all,

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

My specs are as follows:

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

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

In the Event Viewer, the crashes appear as Critical Event 41s (Kernal-Power). Not entirely sure what this means, as the description is pretty vague. I've also disabled auto-restart to try and see a BSOD, but none appears. Just black screen for a second, then restart.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I've hit a bit of a wall here.

Many thanks,
Greg

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Preferred Solution: Forced reboots

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Answer: Forced reboots

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Question: Forced Reboots

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

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Hi guys...my Lumia 730 is getting restarted every 3 hours after I installed a critical update.....plz help me out with this.

Answer:Lumia 730 forced reboots, need help

Check for new updates... There is an update that is supposed to cure Reboot, not cause it.
Any more details? Did you examine the update or did it install automatically?
What OS version? What firmware version?
Are you on P4D or Insider? Were you ever on them and are now on official?

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Problem: Win 8 machine has forced reboots every 20 min while left unattended and a few time while attended. The problem first arose after trying to install a scanner driver for an older dell black laser printer/scanner/fax. Never got the scanner working, but now the PC keeps rebooting and interrupting work. Please see attached .zip for more info.

PS: This is on my father's PC that I can only reach via Chrome Remote Desktop

Answer:Kernal-Power 41-63 Forced Reboots

Update: Set sleep to never, and there are no more kernel-power fails. NOT Solved, still want to fix this.

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I recently built my first pc and have been running into some issues. First when leaving my pc on overnight I woke up and found it off, and multiple times have had the dialog "Your computer has ran into a problem and had to restart". Earlier today I received the BSOD and was forced to "Refresh" windows 8 as it would just reboot at the black screen with the windows logo constantly.

Now I have looked around briefly and have noticed other people having similar issues with Avast but I cannot recall if I have had these issues before I installed it or not. I am not installing Avast and will leave my PC on overnight to see if the restarts will happen again.

Basically I am just looking for some help in solving the issue as well as any advice on any problems as far as drivers go. Thanks.

Answer:Forced to Refresh after Random reboots, BSOD

All of the reports weren't generated. Please rerun the collection app and let it run for at least 15 minutes (or until it says it's completed). Then zip it up and upload it with your next post.

3 networking related BSOD's. One implicates Avast (the one from Sat, Feb 2) - so uninstalling it was the correct thing to do. Make sure that you have another anti-virus so you don't get infected while testing (there's several listed here: Free AntiVirus )

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

Please update:
RTL8192su.sys Mon May 9 05:08:04 2011 (4DC7AEF4)
Realtek RTL8192SU Wireless LAN 802.11n USB 2.0 Network Adapter Driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=RTL8192su.sys

Please remove. I suggest the free tool at HWiNFO, HWiNFO32 & HWiNFO64 - Hardware Information and Analysis Tools
ALSysIO64.sys Sat Jul 9 20:27:45 2011 (4E18F201)
Core Temp - CPU temperature monitor
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=ALSysIO64.sys

Please remove - it belongs to an older CD/DVD program on your system.
PxHlpa64.sys Mon Oct 17 10:29:34 2011 (4E9C3BCE)
Sonic CD/DVD driver (used by many different CD/DVD programs)
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=PxHlpa64.sys

If all of this d... Read more

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Microsoft Is Finally Killing Off Forced Reboots in Windows 10

One of the changes that Microsoft is making in Windows 10 with the upcoming Creators Update is giving users more control over the updates they install, finally killing off forced reboots once and for all.

In the past, Windows computers automatically rebooted to complete the installation of certain updates, and this was undoubtedly frustrating not only for home users, but also for enterprises where a system restart interrupted work all of a sudden.

Starting with the Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft is introducing a snoozing update feature that makes it possible for users to pause a specific update for up to 3 days and thus find the most convenient time for installing it.

Options to pause updates have already been implemented in Windows 10 Creators Update preview builds, and Microsoft says it?s all because users want more control over the updates they install.

?Prior to the Creators Update, Windows 10 made most of the decisions for you regarding when updates would be installed and didn?t provide ways to tailor the timing to your specific needs. What we heard back most explicitly was that you want more control over when Windows 10 installs updates. We also heard that unexpected reboots are disruptive if they happen at the wrong time,? John Cable, Director of Program Management within the Windows Servicing and Delivery (WSD) team, said.

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Answer:Microsoft Is Finally Killing Off Forced Reboots in Windows 10

W10 is embracing Linux like update mechanism would be added in future releases.
 

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I clicked a link in Firefox and noticed something open and then close itself. Next thing I know my computer is shutting itself down. Upon reboot, I was presented with a Windows Security Center dialog box telling me I was infected with win32.zafi.b. There was a button on the dialog box, something like "Enable Protection".

The button took me to a suspicious website. Also noteworthy: trying to run msconfig causes a forced reboot.


DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Travis at 17:20:59.89 on Mon 02.02.09
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18241
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1561 [GMT -8:00]


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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Logi_MwX.Exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedhlp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\cFosSpeed\cFosSpeed.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Travis\Application Data\Google\fbabj220320.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe
C:\Program Files\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\mainserv.exe
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\svchost.exe"
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Answer:Infected by virus pretending to be win32.zafi.b (causes forced reboots)

Hello and Welcome. Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms diminish. Lack of symptoms does not always mean the job is complete.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by me or another helper at this forum.

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I see no AntiVirus application installed. An AntiVirus is a must have for machines connected to the internet today.

Connecting to the Internet without antivirus protection is a "Welcome" doormat for malware. It can take as little as eight seconds to infect an unprotected computer.

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Yesterday I noticed my computer was acting weird, but nothing relevant. Today, it started by redirecting firefox to other sites, then disabled the security tools (MSE) and after that, forced reboots. Since then, windows is a mess. Sometimes explorer doesn't start, other times it says my windows copy is not legit, some other times doesn't let me open folders/explorer, etc...

I am kinda desperate because I have my MSc thesis presentation to prepare and I have no other computer do it. Luckily for me, the thesis was delivered today, right before this all started.

DDS and GMER logs will follow, thank you in advance.

DDS (Ver_10-10-21.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Pedro at 0:33:04,15 on 26-10-2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_18
SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *disabled* (Updated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}
SP: SUPERAntiSpyware *disabled* (Updated) {222A897C-5018-402e-943F-7E7AC8560DA7}

============== Running Processes ===============
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

BHO: HP Print Enhancer: {0347c33e-8762-4905-bf09-768834316c61} - c:\program files\hp\digital imaging\smart web printing\hpswp_printenhancer.dll
BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection: {53707962-6f74-2d53-2644-206d7942484f} - c:\program files\spybot - search & destroy\SDHelper.dll
BHO: IEVkbdBHO Class: {59273ab4-e7d3-40f9-a1a8-6fa9cca1862c} - c:\program files\kaspersky lab\kaspersky anti-virus 201... Read more

Answer:Infected with Rootkit.Agent: Firefox redirects + forced reboots + Antivirus Disable + others

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The ... Read more

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Hello,

I just built a computer yesterday using a Coolermaster Haf 912 case, Gigabyte 880GM-D2H motherboard, AMD Phenom II quad core 955, Crucial Ballistix 4 Gb, WD 1 Tb Scorpio blue hard drive, Cool max 700 watt PSU, DVD drive and Windows 7.

It keeps rebooting and or blue screening. I can't even have it on long enough to download updates and try to update drivers before it crashes. I checked the bios temps and they are 34c and 41c. DDR3 memory is running at 1.5v. I tried reinstalling 7 and the same issues.

It will stay on in safe mode and I also got a Ultimate Boot CD 2010 from a friend and it stays on when I ran that. I don't know too much about the disc so I ran a memtest and it passed. I ran a quick test on the WD diagnostic and that was ok.

Thanks for help in advance.
Mogoamerica
 

Answer:Solved: New install randomly reboots or blue screens and reboots.

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I'm having an extremely weird vista startup error.
I just built my computer about a month ago and installed Vista Ultimate 64-bit SP-1. It took me about 15 tries, but I finally got vista installed. I updated the drivers for the graphics card and sound card, installed Norton Internet Security 2008 and Supreme Commander: FA, and it started doing this weird restarting stuff.

Once booted up, my computer runs fine. It runs Supcom: FA perfectly at all max settings with no slowdown and has never crashed once. This makes me think it is not a hardware issue.

Here's where the problems start. Every time I turn on my computer, the graphics card cycles the fan high, then low, high, then low eight times before it boots. It didn't do that before. I want to fix that because it takes a long time and the noise is annoying.
Once it boots up, I get the "Windows Error Recovery" screen and if I select "start normally," it starts to boot (green loading bar) then gives me a bluescreen for ~1/4 second (too fast to read or get a pic of) then reboots.
I get the "Windows Error Recovery" screen again and select "use previous settings" and it will sometimes start normally, other times I have to repeat this process. Every time I start normally, it crashes and reboots. Once it's booted, it works fine.

I tried booting off the install DVD and running "Repair My Computer"
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Answer:Vista 64-bit Startup Error: Reboots, Crashes, Reboots, Works

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Happy Friday...well, mostly.  My computer has started rebooting continually when I do a proper shutdown in Windows 2000 Professional.  I can hold the power button in for about 5 secinds and get it to finally power off.  It's a Compaq Evo D500...when will I learn? Any ideas?  Thank you in advance.Here's the system:EVO D500 TowerPentium 4 @ 1.8 ghz256 ram40 gb HDWindows 2000 Professional

Answer:Computer reboots on shutdown...and reboots, and...

Windows can either reboot in case of a failure of write an error message which can be helpful.http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315409&sd=tech<-------------What happened prior to this? Any other known problems with the machine, or it has been a workhorse until this?

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Whenever I shut down my PC or restart it the next time that it reboots it gets to the windows XP boot screen and then reboots flashing a blue screen that appears to say error but this lingers on the screen for a matter of miliseconds and cannot be read.It reboots the PC like this for 3 to 7 times and then it boots and loads as if nothing was evr wrong, I get no error, No registry error, Nothing is said to be wrong.What is this?Is it a new virus, should I run system restore?The PC has worked fine until now really, there was no cause for it to fail,I run zonealarm, AVG and my router blocks all ports incoming I believe

Answer:Restart PC..Reboots..Reboots..Reboots...All OK

Right-click on My Computer, click Properties, click the Advanced tab. Under ?Startup & Recovery,? click Settings. Under ?System Failure,? uncheck the box in front of ?Automatically restart.? Nexy tie you'll be able to read the blue screen.

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Question: Forced to wn 10

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

Answer:Forced to wn 10

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Question: Forced Log-off

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

Answer:Forced Log-off

Greetings

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

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

Cheers

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

[email protected]

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

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

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I have a client that has this problem. I found this forum through Google and this post (http://forums.techguy.org/archive/index.php/t-270719.html) seems very similar but no good answers.
Doing F8 I turned off auto restart and got the B.S.O.D. stop c000135 telling me it was unable to locate winsrv.

After getting the stop error I found http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=885523 and thought I'd pass it along. It's different than the UMAX scanner KB article.

Going to try to recover now. Wish me luck.
 

Answer:XP reboots continuously reboots after SP2

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

Answer:w7 forced shut down

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Upgrade to W10 FORCED UPON ME.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Getting brute forced

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

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

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

Answer:Forced to use FireFox 34.

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

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Question: Forced Reboot

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

Answer:Forced Reboot

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

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Question: Forced Shutdowns

I am having a problem with a popup window that says that I scheduled/requested a system shutdown on my computer no matter what I am doing. It counts down from 30 seconds and then forces windows to shutdown. This happens regardless of what applications I'm running, sometimes 2-3 times a day and sometimes every few days. The computer also seems to be running slower, especially when trying to load webpages, but that may be due to the fact the computer is 5 years old...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:06:31 PM, on 5/9/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
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Answer:Forced Shutdowns

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

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

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

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will i ever be forced to load sp2?
 

Answer:forced to load sp2?

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

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

Answer:Happy With The Forced Fed Ie7 Yet?

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

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Question: Forced To Sign In

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

Answer:Forced To Sign In

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8

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

Answer:IE6 forced close-down

Run a repair click here

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I have been running v1607 and had Windows Update set to defer FEATURE Updates.
Today I see one of the Updates Windows Update is telling me to download is Version 1703. Isn't that CU that I did not want and is there any way to stop it?

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

Answer:Forced to run EVERYTHING as administrator

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Question: forced shutdown

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

Answer:forced shutdown

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

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Question: Forced to upgrade.

I got a 4870 X2 and for some reason my mobo decided to crap out on me (not sure it's my fault or not, I wasn't using an anti-static wristband but made sure I was grounded and don't think I shocked anything).

So I went ahead and ordered these:

Newegg.com - ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Should be much better than my current setup. I accidentally got the 965G version of my mobo instead of the 965P version about 1 3/4 years ago when I first got my E6600. It couldn't overclock for anything, (has a hard time even reaching a 400 Mhz overclock).

I hope to hit at least 3.6 GHz Needless to say I'm pretty much broke now.

Answer:Forced to upgrade.

Bah.. we lost another one..

I've built three computers so far w/ no wrist band.. Fine so far.. Just give it a mist of static guard before and after.. or every 20 minutes..

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

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

thank you

Answer:Will Win 10 be a forced download?

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

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

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I have not taken the plunge yet and upgraded from win 7.

The biggest reason for me is forced updates, and mostly worrying about forced updates from nvidia drivers.

Before I upgrade is there a hidden way in the registry to turn off forced updates?
what happens if you run into a bad nvidia driver update can you downgrade that driver manually but then will it auto update?
 

Answer:win 10 forced updates

You can go into Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers, right click your computer icon and click Device installation settings, then choose to never install drivers from Windows Update.

If you are running older hardware which hasn't had recent driver updates I would recommend not doing this. Some updated drivers are only available through Windows Update. I've seen both Intel and AMD video drivers, for old hardware, delivered through Windows Update that are not available to download otherwise.
 

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I have pop-up blocker turned on, all the web safety features that come with Windows, Windows Defender and Windows firewall turned on, and STILL this adware sneaks on to my PC? Have MS gone the Lenovo route? It's this kind of approach, forcing W10 on people, that makes me annoyed about Win10 and the general 'lack of choice' direction it's going in. If you really and truly feel you need to resort to adware to get people to take up W10, Microsoft, then what's the harm in adding a 'No thank you, please bog off and stop pestering me with ads' option, hmmm? Or at least allow Windows Defender to clean it out. It's supposed to be able to remove adware, and it can't even find the stuff Microsoft's written? How poor must Defender be at finding adware that's actually trying to get around it?
I've uninstalled the darn thing of course. I'm not getting forced into a reservation for anyone. My choice, if you get it right at some point MS. Not before, and looking at it right now not for some time. I don't appreciate your attempts to strong-arm me MS. It feels very Google.

Answer:Forced into a reservation?

Ooooh, you're going to get it now!

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since 8-17 the win 10 update has tried to download 10 16 times, and failed. Never requested win 10 update. HD never stops, Driving me crazy. Anyone at ms I can call?
 

Answer:forced download win 10

Good luck getting MS to help, they want you to have Windows 10.

Some options listed here:
http://winsupersite.com/windows-10/how-stop-windows-10-upgrade-downloading-your-system
 

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Question: forced shut down!!

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

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

Answer:forced shut down!!

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

Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

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Question: Forced 8.1 upgrade

Howdy folks, hope everyone is doing well.

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

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

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

Answer:Forced 8.1 upgrade

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

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Repeated attempts are being made to install Win 109 on my Win 7 pc.What is going on and how do I permanently stop this happening.Attempt always happens at boot up and show as a failed upgrade in Windows Update.

Answer:Forced Installation of Win 10

Second attempt to post this.
This is a known and widespread problem. Assuming you are not attempting to upgrade to W10 then uninstall update 3035583 and reboot. When that update is offered again just hide it - you can always restore the 3035583 update later if you wish to install W10 that way. It provides the GWX exe and bits (and that white window in the tray I think).

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

Computer Specs Are:

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

Answer:Forced To Under-Clock :(

See if theres an updated BIOS for the board.
 

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Question: Forced resolution

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

Answer:Forced resolution

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

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Question: Forced slowdown?

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

Answer:Forced slowdown?

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

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Question: forced shutdown

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

Answer:forced shutdown

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

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

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I've had a Windows 8 PC for some time now. Everything works fine on it. I get the nag to upgrade to 8.1 every now and then, but I always dismiss it. Today, when I woke up the computer, it told me the update was ready but I had to reboot. My only choice was to postpone the reboot. I didn't really want to update it because, as I said, it was working fine. It gets along with my home network, etc. I went ahead and told it to "reboot now" since any other option was just putting off the inevitable.

It's at 78% setting up now. What can I expect?

My concern is that I also have a laptop that I use more often that also only has Windows 8. I get the nag to upgrade on it as well. I'm concerned I'm going to turn it on one morning and be forced to upgrade it as well.

Answer:PC just FORCED Windows 8.1. Now What?

If Windows Update started the download and install then the required previous updates had been done, shouldn't be a big problem. I've done a Desktop and a Notebook without issues.

By the way, I think there was something about the Update to 8.1 would be automatically pushed if one hadn't gotten it yet.

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Question: forced updates

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

Answer:forced updates

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

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Question: Forced Hibernation

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

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

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Question: Forced shutdown

Hi everyone,

I have an

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks!

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

Answer:Forced shutdown

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

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

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

Hello Aunoni, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

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

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

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

Answer:Will I be forced onto WLM 2010?

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

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Question: Forced Uninstall

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

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

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

Answer:Forced Uninstall

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

then we'll all know
 

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Question: Forced update XP

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

Answer:Forced update XP

Link

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

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

Answer:AVG, forced removal.

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

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Question: Xbox app forced

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

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Hi everyone, im new here

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

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

Answer:Computer Forced Off?

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

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

Answer:Forced Minimization

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

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

Answer:Forced M S upgrades

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

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

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

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

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Question: Forced Upgrade

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

Answer:Forced Upgrade

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Computer crash while afk

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

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


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



I thank to VirGnarus
and I also appreciate your helps!

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

I am being effected by both BSOD and spyware

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Question: Forced Upgrade

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

Answer:Forced Upgrade

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Question: forced to restart

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have attached HJT, any suggestions?

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

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

Can anyone help please?
 

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Question: Forced into Domain

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

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

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

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

Can anyone recommend anything??

Answer:Forced into Domain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

Answer:Forced to different site

Hello again

To me it sounds like you could still be infected:

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Forced to use FireFox 34.

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

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Question: Forced Shutdown

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

Here is what was running on my last shutdown:



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

If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate some help.

Answer:Forced Shutdown

  
Quote: Originally Posted by huffman


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

Here is what was running on my last shutdown:

Attachment 214284

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

If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate some help.


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

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



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

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

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


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

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Answer:Being forced to different site

Bump!

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

Answer:Forced read of a CD/DVD

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

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

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

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

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Question: Forced Restart

Hi

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

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

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

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

Answer:Forced Restart

what motherboard are you using?
try clearing the CMOS
 

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

Answer:Forced PC update...

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

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Question: Forced updates?

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

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

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

Answer:Forced updates?

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

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

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In my Win 7 Pro 64-bit, I just saw the following entry in Windows Logs - System:






Quote:
"Installation Ready: The following updates are downloaded and ready for installation. This computer is currently scheduled to install these updates on ‎Saturday, ‎August ‎29, ‎2015 at 5:32 PM:
- Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro"


No !!! Don't want to leave Win 7 !!!

So I immediately went to my Installed Updates and UNinstalled the only recent update, which was Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3077715), which was supposed to be only "August 2015 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems". Well, maybe it was, and something else triggered the Win 10 upgrade entry??

I am now past the 5:32pm upgrade time and it hasn't happened yet, but I'm scared!! What should I do to prevent the upgrade ???

Help! It's prowling around upstairs and I need help!!

PS - My PC is currently dual-booting Win 7 (which I want to save from this monster) and Win 10 (because I upgraded my 8.1 to 10), of course with different partitions on the hard drive. Is it something about the dual-booting with 10 that is infecting my 7?

Answer:Almost FORCED to update to Win 10 ??? NO!!! Help !!!

See this thread: Please help me get rid of the Windows 10 upgrade

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In my Win 7 Pro 64-bit, I just saw the following entry in Windows Logs - System:






"Installation Ready: The following updates are downloaded and ready for installation. This computer is currently scheduled to install these updates on ‎Saturday, ‎August ‎29, ‎2015 at 5:32 PM:
- Upgrade to Windows 10 Pro"



No !!! Don't want to leave Win 7 !!!

So I immediately went to my Installed Updates and UNinstalled the only recent update, which was Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3077715), which was supposed to be only "August 2015 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems". Well, maybe it was, and something else triggered the Win 10 upgrade entry??

I am now past the 5:32pm upgrade time and it hasn't happened yet, but I'm scared!! What should I do to prevent the upgrade ???

Help! It's prowling around upstairs and I need help!!

PS - My PC is currently dual-booting Win 7 (which I want to save from this monster) and Win 10 (because I upgraded my 8.1 to 10), of course with different partitions on the hard drive. Is it something about the dual-booting with 10 that is infecting my 7?

Answer:Almost FORCED to upgrade 7 to 10 ??? NO!!! Help me stop this!!!

You can delete the system folders that contain the installer, that'll stop it. They are off your C drive, they look like left-over folders from an update. Delete all folders that start with $WINDOWS, there should be two folders.

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I have a Dell Inspirion N7010 running windows 7 and I made no recent system/program changes. My computer was running fine, but then I got an anti-virus warning about a new virus. Before I could click "clean computer" the virus seemed to have removed the anti-virus program. I began to re-download it, and I got a message saying "Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart in one minute.". So I let it, and then logged back in. About thirty seconds in, the message came up again. I tried bringing up command prompt and typing "shutdown -a" (without quotes of course) but it said "System shutdown is in progress. (1115). I also tried loading it in safe-mode. Nothing changed, and I wasn't given any time to get rid of the virus. The annoying thing is, I have the file-path of a virus that seemingly caused all of this. However, I was unable to delete it using cmd, it said that the file path couldn't be found. This is the first time I've posted something like this, so if I left out any information, and it's needed, just tell me.
EDIT:
I was able to initiate a system restore point and everything seems to be fine now, nothing coming up on any anti-virus software, and no shutdowns every minute.

Answer:Forced System Shutdown

Welcome aboard It looks like ZeroAccess infection.I strongly suggest....Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

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Microsoft will force Windows 10 Home users to download and install updates to its operating system without any options to turn them off. A final version of the OS, distributed to testers this week, contains a clause in the end user license agreement (EULA) that reveals Windows 10 users will receive "automatic updates without any additional notice." The changes have left some Windows users concerned.
By default, Windows 10 will download, install, and reboot machines automatically when they?re not in use to install the updates. There?s only one other option: download, install, and choose when to reboot. This is a big change from Windows 8.1?s four options that included automatic reboots, choose when to reboot, choose when to download and install, and never check for updates.
Windows users are concerned over two potential scenarios
Windows users are concerned over two potential scenarios: forced downloads and faulty updates. Windows 10 will automatically download updates, so those with capped internet connections won?t be able to manage the date downloads are made. Windows 10 updates won?t just be security patches, but they?ll also include feature updates making the download sizes a genuine concern for some. The real worry is over faulty updates, but that?s less of a problem thanks to Microsoft?s "Windows as a service" model. Failed or faulty updates are already very rare, and Microsoft can lean on its 5 million Windows 10 testers to try out updates before ... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 Forced Updates on RTM

Hi there

You can ALWAYS turn updates off by various SIMPLE means.

1) Don't connect to the Internet --probably not a realistic option for a lot of people.

2) If you don't like option 1 then any SENSIBLE FIREWALL can prevent programs from "phoning home". Just disable connections to some Microsoft sites. It's even easier if you can do it from your Router or use a Linux server as your Internet gateway.

This stuff isn't "Geekish" --it's quite simple.

Cheers
jimbo

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I have heard that at some point there will be a very small forced update for XP that more or less disables it and forces the user to upgrade to Vista. Can anyone confirm this? Is there any way to block a forced update of this nature?

Answer:Forced update to kill XP?

I think you'll find this is absolute rubbish, it would be illegal for Microsoft to disable the OS to force an upgrade.

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Recently I was forced to upgrade my Window 8 pro computers to 8.1. After the upgrade I no longer have the pro version with the new 8.1 OS . What is the remedy to this issue. I purchased the pro options for Win 8 but find no path to Win 8.1 Pro other than another purchase. Your advice and support is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Forced upgrade help needed

usually it is control panel > add features > already have key > enter pro key..

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So.... for some strange reason when I log in as administrator onto one of my user's accounts sometimes the administrator account will randomly take ownership of files and encrypt them.

Sometimes the fix is easy and all I have to do is go to the select files and unencrypt them, however sometimes it tells me I don't have access and won't .... when i'm the admin!
 

Answer:Forced Encryption Files

I have looked at the security, I have full access and ownership.
 

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https://www.reddit.com/r/pcgaming/comments/4a5edx/psa_windows_7_computers_are_being_reported_as/

This post is taking off but I can't find any reputable source reporting on it. Anyone here have it auto update to 10? I haven't had any problems on 8.1 but I have auto updates turned off. I wouldn't mind hearing from people who aren't trying to get imaginary internet points on reddit so I thought I would ask here.
 

Answer:Windows 10 forced update.

There's probably something to it; my neighbor was playing Europa when it auto restarted on him to "upgrade" yesterday. He was using Windows 8 and 8 has a nasty habit of restarting while you're using it unless auto restart is disabled via group policy. 7 should be a little safer but now that the 10 installation is a "recommended" update, who knows what will happen. I share the Redditers' fear of Monday as this is a very bad week for this to happen because most of us from the office will be out of state for 72 hour networking and server cutovers.
 

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

Answer:Speeding up forced shut down

click here

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I bought a new Acer laptop yesterday (Acer V 15 Nitro). I did not want to get Microsoft Windows 8.1 (I stopped using Windows more than 10 years ago), but I was forced to by the salesman. He told me it was impossible to buy the hardware without Microsoft Windows pre-installed on it. Is there any way to get reimbursed for Windows 8.1?I will never use this operating system (or any other Microsoft OS actually, I stopped using Microsoft products more than 10 years ago).Thanks in advance.

Answer:I will never use Windows that was forced-sold to m...

As to a refund for the Windows you won't use, that's never going to happen.I usually take out the factory HDD and put in my own and when I get ready to sell the laptop I put the pristine factory drive back in.

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I have just received news with regards to updates for windows 10. Microsoft are going to make these updates mandatory, you will be able to refuse them, but should you wish to download further updates you will have to install the updates you have refused. also if you read the software licence you give Microsoft permission to install other apps like Bing. just wounded what the forums views are on this subject

Answer:windows 10 forced updates

Hello Reeves,

Just like in all previous Windows, some updates will require that others to be installed first. You should always install all important and critical updates to help keep your Windows patched and secured. Only the optional updates should be decided to install or not, but even then they usually should be installed as well.

By default, updates will be downloaded and installed automatically via Windows Update in Windows 10. Updates will not be automatically downloaded over a metered connection though.

However, you can use the tutorial below to set Windows Update to not automatically update.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/8...dows-10-a.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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There has been a horrible rumor going around for some time now and its even hitting MY game forums. Naturally, i would ignore rumors like this but then my members started to complain and started leaving due to incompatibility issues (Because i haven't updated it work with windows 10) so i've decided to turn my attention towards this issue. For the time being i've shut the forums down due to stress from the matter.I'm told people are being forced to upgrade to windows 10 ,Worse the update just pops up out of nowhere and starts downloading without being able to stop it. Is it true that windows 10 is forcing its way onto people's PCs? Of course being in the windows 7 - Windows 8.1 zone i'm not safe. Personally i do NOT want windows 10 and i'm actually anti - windows 10 right now for several reasons.

Answer:Forced Windows 10 Upgrade?

Hello Raven,

You can easily disable it if you like.

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

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

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There has been a horrible rumor going around for some time now and its even hitting MY game forums. Naturally, i would ignore rumors like this but then my members started to complain and started leaving due to incompatibility issues (Because i haven't updated it work with windows 10) so i've decided to turn my attention towards this issue. For the time being i've shut the forums down due to stress from the matter.I'm told people are being forced to upgrade to windows 10 ,Worse the update just pops up out of nowhere and starts downloading without being able to stop it. Is it true that windows 10 is forcing its way onto people's PCs? Of course being in the windows 7 - Windows 8.1 zone i'm not safe. Personally i do NOT want windows 10 and i'm actually anti - windows 10 right now for several reasons.

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When I go to shutdown my computer with windows 2k on it, it makes me end explorer.exe because it is not responding. Is there any way to figure out what is making it freeze up. I have done a clean install of my OS and it still has the same problem.

-Ben
 

Answer:Explorer.exe forced shutdown

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My trusty(?) Advent P4 2000 based PC has died the Intel motherboard has gone. My problem, probably quite a common one is I have a fairly new ATI AGP graphics card & a very new 250Gb IDE hard drive. I want to upgrade but are there any motherboards out there that will support old & new technology even say one that still has 2 old type IDE sockets as well as SATA. I dont mind replacing the graphics card but to replace the HDD as well.......! Ideally the m/b would be socket 775 for dual core processor any chance or have I got to take a major wallet hit?

Answer:Forced upgrade problem

There are plenty of socket 775 motherboards that will take and AGP card. All will take at least 2 IDE devices. and sata drives.Prices from £20 upto £100+

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I told Windows 10 to notify me regarding updates but to allow me to choose when to install them. Like a good user I typically do not install the updates right-away because I'm always busy.
I have noticed that every time my machine hangs or gets the B.S.O.D., lo and behold, Windows begins to install an update upon restart.
Me thinks that MS have built in a fail-safe to guarantee that we all update our Windows OS and are forced to take whatever changes are being handed to us, whether we like it or not.
If someone has found a creative solution to this problem other than "just let Windows do it's thing", I am all ears. I am an IT professional so I've tried all the setting combinations I can find and Googled a bit but frankly get tired of reading all the possible solutions that I just live with it. Now I'm simply curious.
It's not that I do not want my OS to be kept up-to-date, I just want some control over the state of my machine rather than the OS deciding when and if to force an install. Is that too much to ask? I'm not convinced this is a defect in the software, but rather a very insidious method of forcing everyone to be on the latest MS-ware which is bloating by the minute.
Thanks for listening.
Andy S - Newport Beach, CA

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A malware or something has gotten onto my computer and is making Chrome and IE turn on the use a proxy server option in LAN settings. I have Comcast and they do not use proxy servers. I've run Avast Antivirus, tdsskiller, and Advanced SystemCare Ultimate 7, and none of them have found cause for it. Running troubleshooting for the browsers themselves doesn't work at all either. There's something called YTDownloader on my computer that I can not seem to remove from at all, but I don't know if that's the cause. I have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware on my computer too, but for some reason the program refuses to open at all. I really don't want to have to reinstall everything, so I'm hoping someone might be able to help me. I run Windows 8.1. I don't want to use Firefox because it lags like crazy and takes forever to open web pages. BTW, I have already tried unclicking the use proxy server option in the LAN settings of the connections tab for internet options. It doesn't work.

Answer:Being forced to use proxy server.

Firstly, what do you mean when you say MBAM won't run? Does it give an error at all?

Boot into Safe Mode and run MBAM and see if it works there. Also run your Avast scan in Safe Mode.

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Hello tech folks.
Could use some help here.
My PC reboots every 2-3 hours or so when I'm gaming (relatively low-end games like Fallout and farming sim) and sometimes even when I'm watching simple YouTube vids. Temperatures were completely normal even when running high-end games like Far Cry 4 maxed out only some 2 months back when this problem apparently didn't exist (neither GPU, CPU or motherboard ever crossed 70C on Speccy). I also ran Windows Mem Diagnostic since I recently removed a Kingston 2 GB RAM stick to fit into another PC but it found no errors. Also updated all my drivers except BIOS, with no results. My PC still 'cold reboots' every few hours. Only thing I haven't checked is the PSU because apparently it's a bit complicated. Scoured the whole internet for answers, but couldn't find any.
My specs:
OS: Windows 8.1 Ultimate
Power: Corsair VS650 - 650W PSU
CPU: Intel i5 - 3570 @ 3.4 Ghz
GPU: 3072MB PowerColor ATI AMD R9 200 series (Radeon R9 280X OC)
M'board: Intel - DZ75ML-45K
Storage: 117GB SanDisk SDSSDP128G (SSD) (Primary boot drive)
931 GB Western Digital WDC SATA HDD and
931 GB Seagate Expansion External SATA HDD
Memory: 2 sticks (4+2GB) 6 GB Single Channel DDR3 @ 666 MHz (9-9-9-24)
Display: Samsung 1920 X 1080 supported HDTV.
P.S. The problem only started a month ago, before which the PC ran just fine. It's a new build and hasn't been OC'ed. Plus I'm a tech noob.

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Hi,

Today I autimatically (without planned) started Chkdsk need scan C and D sections.
 
What I managed to write down - Deleting index entry UpdateSessionorchestration.049 etl in index 130 of file 5555.A UPE286 1 etl.

These files had been restored together 12.

What is it and why it actually spontaneously triggered?

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