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Time computer showing unable to determine bios lock?

Question: Time computer showing unable to determine bios lock?

i have Time computer which i bought in 2004 and then later it went bust and now i have virus on the computer and try using the reload or recovery cd but i get the error message unable to determine bios lock please contact manufacturer which have gone bust and need to my computer back as quick as possible running please help much appreciate with owners of time computer or ho have experienced this problem please help! what shall i do and how to bypass it and reinstall windows xp because it's not happening with bootup disks

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Preferred Solution: Time computer showing unable to determine bios lock?

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Answer: Time computer showing unable to determine bios lock?

HI, i have the same issue with tiny PC, any help appreciated. In fact what i would prefer is not tohave to do the reload, but it all keeps crashing on me, cant boot up even in safe mode. Got as far as defrag in safe mode then crashed and cant get anywhere near it now

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I just replaced my laptop motheboard. With the new motherboard, time always reset after shutdown, and sometimes the little internet icon in the bottom right corner would be invisible. So i upgraded my bios, and still have same problem. I have a LENOVO G470 with InsydeH2O BIOS. I have an image of the bios attached. Also, the bios can read the HDD.

Answer:BIOS showing invalid info, time resets every time shut down.

Did you install a CMOS battery? Is it new or used?
Check the Time zone, make sure it's correct.

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So recently I purchased a Galaxy GTX 460 768MB video card. I was previously using a BFG Tech GTX 275. When I first installed the GPU I was on an ASUS P5B Deluxe WiFI Edition motherboard. I am now on an ASRock P64 Extreme4 motherboard. I mention the old mobo because the problem has been the same regardless. So I link the issue to the GPU.

Anywho, the new Galaxy card on boot, displays it's own Bios information before the mobo Bios page shows up. It's actually the first thing I see on my monitor. It just simply displays Galaxy Bios version (etc. etc. etc). It doesn't last for more than 3-4 seconds, but I personally feel it's an unnecessary delay. Especially since I'm so adamant about computer efficiency and I try to get my boot up times as fast as possible. Just a personal hobby I enjoy! So I was curious if there is a way to disable this initial Bios screen? I did many google searches and couldn't find the problem to a a perfect description. Some people did mention that it has to do with a motherboard conflict, but that's why I mentioned bother motherboards. One was old, and the one I'm on now is brand new. I've never purchased a Galaxy card until now, so I'm curious if it's unique to their brand? I've never updated Bios on a video card before and I'm not sure if it'd cure the problem either. Anyone familiar with this situation? Thank you!

Edit: I'll take a picture of the Bios screen and post it quick. I just thought about doing it, but I typed this entire message and I can't ... Read more

Answer:GPU Bios showing up before Mobo BIOS (slowing boot up time)

It will still have to do it's thing...even if you manage to make it disappear....I have had systems in the past that has done that same thing...if speed is what your after a SSD will do more for that.

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So I just stuck a 1TB SATA HD in my computer, and it's not showing up when I open up My Computer. I've re-started about half a dozen times. I went into the BIOS, and the BIOS sees it. I have very little exerpeience with SATA so maybe I'm just doing something stupid. FWIW, my main HD is on SATA 1 and the new HD is on SATA 3. PLZ HALP!! Thanks

Answer:New SATA HD not showing up in computer; showing up in BIOS

what's happening is the drive hasn't been formatted so it's not showing up in windows because there isn't really anything there. You have to go to disk management and format the drive.

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Hello,

I am running genuine Windows XP, SP3.
My OS gets frequently locked, within 1 minutes of having no activity(mouse or keyboard).

I have checked the Sceensaver timer, but it is of no help.

I want to increase the computer lock timer as per my preference, but do not find this option anywehere.

Is there any registry setting or so, or if it has anything to do with group policy or anything.

I just keep unlocking my PC after no activity for 1 minute, makes it really difficult for me to read any article or e-book.

Please help.

Thank You,
Saurabh.
 

Answer:Automatic Computer Lock Time.

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How do I change the computer lock out time

Answer:How to change Computer lock out time

You'll have to be more specific than that. What exactly do you mean by "lock out time?"LIR

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Well, I'm not very good at time management so I need a program that can lock me out of my computer for a specified amount of time, that way I don't get distracted and turn my computer on again. (Is there a way this is possible?) Please help!!!
 

Answer:Please help, I need a software that can lock me out of my computer for specified time

Re: Please help, I need a software that can lock me out of my computer for specified

this sounds like a horrible prank to play on a sibling/friend :/ but uhh im not sure thier is such a program, i mean it sounds very ..... dangerous potentialy if someone needed comp access sudenly for something ultimately etc on top of other issues.... you will need to go outside to do your homework etc perhaps... or find a way to keep your comp busy, maye if you used your comp for seti or dna or water or whatever they are doing with spare pc power while you do your work, pehraps play music from a net station while doing your homework as well from the pc that way its being used produtively and you get to focus on your work etc ?
just a possibilty
 

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I know this is probably an amatuer question but I am running XP professional and want to find out how to set it so that it will lock the pc after a set amount of time when the user has been away. I don't want it to log out, just lock the pc, like when you go to the switch user screen, only automatically... thanks in advance
 

Answer:how to set XP to lock computer after set amount of time

That is a setting in the screen saver properties. You can set time and require a password.
 

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I need to track a time in MS- Excel, If i lock my system (winkey+L, or ctrl+alt+del). Example: How many hours or minute system was locked.

Answer:Need Excel To Record Computer Lock Time

I'm pretty sure this isn't possible with VBA. Applications can receive messages to track lock/unlock, but Excel hides its message pump from VBA.How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

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I was wondering if there is software that can show me what process(s) might be running or causing a program to stop functioning.I am using Cakewalk Sonar 8.3 (audio/midi recording & playback software) on my Dell Inspiron M6400 laptop.  During playback of midi files using VST and DXI synths, playback may stop at any given moment.  It doesn't happen to often.  Maybe once every few hours.  We use this during performances so if this happens during a performance, I must restart sonar.  Fortuneately I do not need to reboot the computer but it still is a problem.  This laptop is used only for my music and is not connected to the internet.  WIFI is disabled and all unnecessary functions have been disabled.  I would like to find a way to see what processes or services are running when Sonar locks up.  It would be very helpful is there is some software that could be running in the background that would identify running processes or services.  In this way, I may be able to isolate what may be interfering with Sonar.Any help would be greatly appreciated.ThanksJan Dell Inspiron M6400 3.06 mhz   1gb  1067mhz ram   Roland UA101 usb external DAW.

Answer:How can I determine what process or driver is causing a program to lock up

Process Explorer...FREE.

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I am not quite sure where to start...as it is not a hardware issue, so me mentioning the hardware would more than likely not make the difference.

A few weeks ago, after a security update came down from Windows update, my home setup mysteriously started password locking when the remaining idle for a period of time. I do not have any other user accounts on my computer, just the Administrator account that I normally use. This same thing happens on my networked office computers, even if you aren't an administrator.

I have made sure that my screensaver is off, and I have also even messed around the power options, making sure that it was not the "one wake-up ask for password option."

I am not quite sure what caused this function to turn on, perhaps it was the security update, perhaps it was not.

Does anybody now how to turn off this function?

Answer:Vista will password lock when computer is idle for a period of time

Hello,

Right click on your Desktop and click on Personalise. Click Screensaver in the new window. In the Screensaver window, uncheck "On resume display logon screen", click OK and the problem should be fixed!

Richard

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Hi guys, My PC, running windows 10, is showing time as 9hrs 50 behind what it should be showing. Ok, yesterday but has been wrong all day.Any ideas why please?. And how to correct it, of course.

Answer:Computer showing wrong time

Replace the CMOS battery...Part # CR2032...available anywhere...

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Hi guys, My PC, running windows 10, is showing time as 9hrs 50 behind what it should be showing. Ok, yesterday but has been wrong all day.Any ideas why please?. And how to correct it, of course.

Answer:Computer showing wrong time

Replace the CMOS battery...Part # CR2032...available anywhere...

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Every time I press caps lock, to turn on or turn off, I can't keep typing until some process completes. The icon for capson/capsoff comes onscreen, and while it's there I can't keep typing, until some time passes. Very frustrating!
 

Answer:caps lock function takes a long time and bogs the computer

can i disable the onscreen icon - maybe that's taking processor time
 

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Hi. my dad just gave me his old computer, its a Hewlett-Packard a6650la with Intel Core2 Quad CPU, Ram: 4.00GB with Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Bit, Service pack 2.

The problem is that the computer runs fine for a while, but suddenly it chrashes showing the BSOD saying:

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A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damege to your computer.

SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXEPTION

If this is the first time you?ve seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to male sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as cachring or shodowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.

Technical information:

*** Stop: 0x0000003B (0x00000000C0000005, 0xFFFFF80001D893A0, 0xFFFFFA6016817120, 0x0000000000000000)

Collecting data for crash dump ...
Initializing disck for crash dump ...
Physical memory dump FAILED with status 0xC000009C.
Contact your system admin or technical support group for further assistence.

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Answer:Computer chrashes every time showing BSOD. Help please!

The best thing to do is download bluescreenviewer and run it. The main cause of the problem should show up in the first few lines.

It could be the graphics card is overheating but that usually results in a different blue screen. If the cpu is overheating, the system doesn't usually blue screen. It wouldn't hurt to check to make sure all the vents and fans are clean.

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We all have watches in our household and most of us use a wrist watch to know the time. Are they accurate? Which one is your reference? How do you know which one to choose as a reference clock?

Windows XP has built-in time synchronising software and updates the clock on a weekly basis automatically or manually when you need to have the accurate time display. This is one clock which can be a reference in household. For accuracy the computer clock can be linked to the atomic clock and have the same updated on a regular interval and all the other clocks can use your computer clock as reference.

Unfortunately the Windows system is too busy and at times is a hindrance to the onboard clock and renders it inaccurate without your knowing about it.

If you are looking for accurate time there is no better FREE software than the Dimension 4. It is far more powerful and customisable than the bundled software which came with your Windows XP Operating System. It corrects the computer clock at an interval as frequently as 15 minutes if you so desire without any input from your side. This gives you the most accurate time as an ordinary user. It also senses if you are online and would not pop up to irritate you when the computer is offline. This is the default behaviour of the software. It just quietly sits in the sys tray and does its job. It also does not consume too much of resources, just 500k of your ram to do its job. By hovering the mouse on the icon in sys tray you ... Read more

Answer:Is your computer clock showing correct time?

I never really thought that the Windows Clock would go out of sync - how much have you seen it deviate by?

I'll give this a go on my PC tomorrow, although I like to have as few background items running as possible - but it can't harm to try it
 

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Hi,
I am trying to find a reliable method how to determine the boot time of our Windows clients (still mostly Windows 7). As far as I can see, it is mostly recommended to use WMI ($x = gwmi -comp $Computer -cl Win32_OperatingSystem) but in several cases
(about 7 % in our domain) the time ($x.LastBootupTime) does not correspond to the latest Event 6009 in the system log and is obviously wrong.
What is the reason for the discrepancies? Querying the event log is much slower...
Thanks, Georg.

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Hi all,

I'm having a problem with a 3TB Western Digital Red drive.

It does not show up in My Computer, Disk Management or Device Manager or diskpart >> list volume.
Also a no show in the Western Digital Data LifeGuard Diagnostics tool and CrystalDiskInfo.

It does show up in BIOS (See screenshot) and also in the Intel Rapid Storage Technology tool (See screenshot)
In both places it is showing as 0GB though.


What I've tried:
Unplugged all other drives except the C Drive and the 3TB WD, same result as above.
Unplugged all other drives except the 3TB WD and launched the installation CD for both Windows 7 and XP to see if either would recognise it. Neither did.

I'm out of ideas (I did see a few things online I didn't try, like uninstall the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers from the Device Manager, since I don't really know what that means I didn't)

Answer:3TB WD not showing in My Computer, Disk Management but does in BIOS

Try this.....
I have a 3 TB drive. Windows 7 Ultimate won't format more than 2 - Microsoft Community

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Hi Guys, i have HP Pavilion P6510Y computer, 2gb Ram, Quadro Fx 400 Graphics Card, From Past few days i was constantly getting BSODs.  i was thinking that Ram is faulty so i checked it with third party software. Ram was fine. i checked all the hardware component and everything was fine. so i decided to update Bios.While updating the bios i lost power for 1-2 minutes and now my computer dont show anything on moniter screen. all the power functions are working fine, Fans, Processor, Ram, Lights everything is working fine but i cant get the display. i reseat all of its hardware components but still cant get display. i even tried to reset CMOS setting by shifting the jumpers but still got no luck.  i cant go into bios setting, cant get into windows to run bios updater again. Please help me......is there anyway that i can copy the bios into a usb flash drive and then run the bios from it?   

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AMD 64bit dual core 2.01ghz each

1gb corsair ram, 512 x 2

Sapphire ATi Crossfire xpress 3200 A9RD580ADV

160gb Hatchi Sata HDD (sp?)

Nvidia 7600gs PCi-E, SLi Ready, 256mb

I've plugged everything in, and i'm quite sure it's all been plugged in correctly.

On the motherboard is 3 little lights. Saying:

HDD LED
+5VSB LED
+5VB

The top 2 lights are red, and the bottom light is green. I'm guessing that is symbolising that i have a problem.

When i turn on the computer, my moniter stays on stand by. All the fan's and lights show up, even the LED's on the fans, but i get no action from my moniter.

shouldn't i see the bois information?

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on to my dvd drive. i've plugged it in, with the 4 pin power bit, and an IDE cable which goes into my primary IDE slot.

I get power, but when i press the "eject" button nada happens. When i take OUT the ide cable, the disc tray does actually eject.

i've stuck in an old CD drive and it does the exact same. any reason why?

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I got this PC off a friend for free. He said it was all working before hand and so on.

The graphics card AND HDD are brand spanking new and have never been used.
 

Answer:No Bios Showing. No Display. Brand new computer

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I've been getting this warning for weeks now. It used to work just fine. Is there anyway to fix it or get rid of the warning ? Everything is up to date as far as I can tell .

Answer:Unable to determine warranty

I have the same problem with a twist although warranty registers in metro mode and not desk top mode 

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I have the ThinkPad T60p (2007 model) and Lenovo's spec sheet says it supports up to 4GB but not on the Intel 945PM and GM chipsets. However I'm unable to tell which chipset I have. I tried Belarc and it didn't mention any of the chipsets that Lenovo mentions. Does Windows (XP) or Lenovo have a utility I can use to identify this or all of the hardware I have?













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Max RAM? Unable to determine hardware

Welcome to the forum!
 
While your ThinkPad will recognize 4GB of RAM in BIOS, only 3GB will be usable regardless of OS used, due to a chipset limitation.
 
This holds true for all R60/e, T60/p, X60/s/T and Z61e/m/p/t ThinkPads.

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OK, I'm writing a game for my AP Computers final project. I want to load some images into the game. I don't have a problem with actually loading the images, I just need a way to figure out where the images are on the disk. I know where the images are relative to the class file, I just need to figure out where the class file is. Something similar to getCodeBase in applets.
 

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As long as i've been using computers I cant remember how you can determine how long windows has been up since your last restart. I tried searching yahoo but couldnt find anything. Argh.
 

Answer:Stupid question, how do you determine windows up time?

Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Information. I just checked my system and it doesn't show there anymore (it used to!!!). If you are really concerned with it, I can email you a 1KB batch file that shows you just that. LMK. Try the system information thing first and let me know if yours shows. Thanks!
 

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Afrer not using the computer for a week, my pc suddenly powers up by it's own each time I open the slot for the CPU on my extension meaning I don't have to press the power button on the CPU which is weird, and instead of hearing just one beep, my CPU makes 2 more beeps after the first one.

After that this weird BIOs would show up(as shown on the attachment) and when my computer finally starts up, it would suddenly flash duplicates of my home screen forcing me to restart the entire thing. Any solutions?

Answer:Startup question - computer showing me some kind of BIOs?

CMOS checksum error means the CMOS battery in your computer needs to be replaced.

It's a CR2032 and is about the size of a quarter. They usually coast around $2.

Power off the computer, disconnect the power cord then open the case and look for the battery.

This shows how to replace it on an Emachine. Yours may not be the same but should be similar:
How do I remove the battery on my emachine desktop?

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I have bought HP Probook 450G3 yesterday with Intel i7-6500u processor and 2gb AMD graphic card, 8gb ram, 1tb hard drive with OS DOS. I have upgrade hard drive to 2.5 SATA SSD and installed windows 10 pro on it.HP computer setup (bios) not showing born on date instead just showing 00/00/0000 what to do?

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Hello,

I have been using Dreamweaver for several years now and this is the first time I have received this error.

When I try to connect to the host I get a message that says the host is found. Then I get another saying it is verifying connection. This verification goes on for a while then I get "connect to host lost.' When I click on okay I get the "Dreamweaver cannot determine the remote server time."
When I click okay I get another error "An ftp error occured - cannot get remote folder information."

I have a cable modem with 2 computers set up through the modem. I uploaded Dreamweaver on the second computer and tried to connect. I get the same errors.

I have a co-worker in a different location who is able to connect to the host with no problem.

I am using Windows XP

Thank you for any help you can give.

Regeth
 

Answer:Error: Dreamweaver cannot determine the remote server time

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What formular can i use to determine the number of night consultations from time column of number of visits in one month.Night consults is anytime between 18:00hrs to 06:00hrs, 06:00hrs to 18:00hrs are regular day consults

Answer:Determine Number of Night Consultations from time entered

There may be a shorter method, but this seems to work:=SUMPRODUCT((HOUR(A1:A25)>=16)*(HOUR(A1:A25)<=23))+SUMPRODUCT((HOUR(A1:A25)>=0)*(HOUR(A1:A25)<=6))The first SUMPRODUCT determines the number of Times whose Hour is >=16 and <=23.The second SUMPRODUCT determines the number of Times whose Hour is >=0 and <=6.Summing those 2 values should give you the result you are looking for.Click Here Before Posting Data or VBA Code ---> How To Post Data or Code.

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Occasionally, my entire system will just hang and either be forced to restart, or, very rarely, it will be able to regain control and continue working. I've ran memtest and memtestx86 to determine if the cause is my ram, but both tests showed the ram is working fine. The cause could be my GPU, an ASUS R9 290, but I have already done two RMA's to have the card repaired.

To get a bit of insight on these BSOD's, my system is very unstable for most games. When running Rust, my system seems to be extremely stable and can run the game for eternity. Whilst watching videos on youtube, the system is somewhat stable, the potential of a crash is still there, but I am free to do as I please for hours. Now, when playing other games, such as: League of Legends, Garry's Mod, Fallout: New Vegas, Bordelands 2, the system is extremely unstable. The most I can get is a few hours and crashing is extremely frequent.

I have been told that doing a bios update fixes most problems of an unstable system, but my motherboard rejected the latest bios that I tried to use in the update. I am afraid I have nothing left up my sleeve, and thus, must turn to these forums.

I have used the DM Log Collector program, so the ZIP is attached below. I am hoping to have this problem resolved soon as I must escape this elo hell in League of Legends and reach my true potential: Challenjour.

Answer:Strange BSODs, Unable to Determine Cause Alone

So let's go through all that I do know and what I think I know.

System is somewhat unstable. BSODs are occurring a few times a day and seem to be reducing their occurrence as the days go on.

When the system crashes, there is not Blue Screen displayed, the system automatically restarts.

It would appear that Google Chrome could be possibly causing these crashes as I am able to play games for a longer period of time with Google Chrome closed. When it is open, the system will crash more frequently and even crash whilst I am watching videos or looking on various forums.

Some games retain stability for longer, Rust, World of Warcraft. Other games have some stability to them, League of Legends, Fallout: New Vegas. And other games will almost always crash within the first hour, Garry's Mod, Borderlands 2. So these crashes really depend on a factor. A factor that I do not know because I cannot read these .dmp files and someone has yet to view this thread and read them to me.

It's really a game of guessing and I am losing.

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Heya!

I seem to be getting the BSOD when playing games, most recently during a game of Dota2.

When the BSOD does occur my computer hangs and a weird, electronic - it's hard to describe - whining sound comes through the speakers.

I've run the SF_Diagnostic_Tool.exe as per the instructions. Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers

Answer:BSOD Unable to determine origin

Hi bickas.

Daemon Tools, Alcohol 120% and Power Archiver Pro uses SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD), which is a well known BSOD causer. Uninstall the program at first. Then download SPTD standalone installer from Disk-Tools.com, and execute the downloaded file as guided below :
Double click to open it.
Click this button only:

If it is grayed out, as in the picture, there is no more SPTD in your system, and you just close the window.
Free up the startup. Windows does not need any other program to auto start with it, but the auto start programs often conflicts and causes various problems including BSODs.
Click on the Start button
Type “msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the “Startup” tab.
Deselect all items other than the antivirus.
Apply > OK
Accept then restart.
I would suggest you to uninstall Viscosity Virtual Adapter V9.1, at least as a test.

Code:
Unloaded modules:
fffff880`058b5000 fffff880`058c2000 visctap0901.
fffff880`0a13a000 fffff880`0a170000 WUDFRd.sys
fffff880`015d7000 fffff880`015e5000 crashdmp.sys
fffff880`015e5000 fffff880`015f1000 dump_pciidex
fffff880`015f1000 fffff880`015fc000 dump_msahci.
fffff880`010d0000 fffff880`010e3000 dump_dumpfve
Now let us know the results. Please be aware that a Stop 0x101 causes due to a wide range of possible causes, from hardware to software. So the entire troubleshooting may take a time and a lot of alternative tes... Read more

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Been receiving numerous BSOD for months. I never was able to determine the exact cause the first time. Most of the time the error occurs during a game such as Skyrim, Diablo 3. However, sometimes the error happened when watching videos on YouTube or even while idle.

Every time I thought I fixed it, I get a new one. Most of the time it was IRQ less than or equal. I swapped to an older card and it was less frequent, but still got them. Im back to the original card and still get the errors. Sometimes going days without errors, sometimes cant even go 20 minutes without one.

Im a bit lost in the dark on this one, documentation on the web point every direction, blaming video drivers, windows programs and even wireless adapters.

Answer:BSOD, unable to determine exact cause

The TP link network adapter is old.

Code:
fffff880`05e09000 fffff880`05fe7000 athurx (deferred)
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\athurx.sys
Image name: athurx.sys
Timestamp: Wed Apr 20 15:37:45 2011 (4DAEB071)
CheckSum: 001E1C78
ImageSize: 001DE000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Update it from Download - Welcome to TP-LINK , by matching your device number.

And, Disable USB Selective Suspensd too.
USB Selective Suspend - Turn On or Off

Let us know the results.
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Code:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck D1, {74, 2, 1, fffff88005672cec}

Probably caused by : usbohci.sys ( usbohci!OHCI_ProcessDoneIsoTd+30 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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5: kd> !analyze -v
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Hi,
this has been a long standing issue.... I have never been able to send emails using an SMTP mailer. Never!

I am on a Mac (with Parallels). I use Bluehost for hosting. I have even tried a VPN to get this resolved and nothing works. Ever. But I am getting close to the heart of the issue after many years of trying (This issue has financially crippled my business - so any assistance would be GREATLY appreciated)

Here are some of the things that I found online that may be of use...

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/300171
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1168317/check-status-of-one-port-on-remote-host
http://forums.holdemmanager.com/manager-general/317012-unable-connect-remote-server.html

Also I saw something relating HIVE from Microsoft which relates to user profiles

I am at my witts end trying to resolve this.

Thanks
 

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Dell Inspiron 9400 LT
Win XP Pro
 
XP updaes will not install, and it takes 10 minutes for it to start up. Browsers don't always take me where I want to go.
 
ETC.
 
I reviewed a similiar situation in another post and am going to try those tecniques.
 

Answer:My Dell 9400 is infected, but I am unable to determine by what.

That slow start could be caused by too many items in startup, a failing hdd, a very fragmented hdd or malware.
Suggest you backup all important files or create an image of the entire drive and store it on an external medium. If the 
hdd is failing, the more you use it the more likely it will become unbootable and unable to recover files.
 
Use CCleaner to cleanup the crud. Once you have done that open CCleaner and click on Tools and choose Startups.
At the bottom of that page you will see a button when clicked will allow you post the list of programs presently starting up
at boot. Post that list back here.
 
After you have backed up the computer and posted the list of startups you can run some programs to hopefully find and
remove whatever adware and malware is on the computer.
 
Use the instructions for Rkill, MBAM, AdwCleaner, Junkware Removal Tool, and Eset online scanner in your previous topic for a different computer.
Make sure that all active security programs are stopped from running/ disabled before running the scans.

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Hello, I am Bill and am in need of some assistance I believe. I mistakenly posted incorrectly and here is the corrected re-post.I have read the Preg guide and have complied with 1 through 56. downloaded dds.scr and it will not run (error message says "An unknown error has occurred. The program will be terminated." I deleted it, and reinstalled it to ensure it was not bad/corrupted. [I have ability to use a jump drive still]I also have a log file from HiJackThis program I was able to get on the computer, I don't know if I should upload it, so I will wait on that.7.I downloaded rootrepeal and have the logBefore I came here I was unable to use the task manager as it was saying "Disabled by Administrator" but I used a fix to get that function back.I do not have access to cmd.exe, internet explorer will not connect, neither will Firefox. Windows Update is also inoperative.I noticed the original anti-virus was not working, so with a jump drive, I was able to uninstall the old and reinstall Avast Anti-virus. I can not get it to connect to get a virus database with it though.The desktop is disabled and when I looked at what was selected for use, there is a icon of a black screen with "You are Infected" in red caps. I am unable to change it to anything else. (the desktop is not displaying it, as it is just displaying the "restore my active desktop"Now I am here, I am following the guide and will wait for instructions and not attempt anything els... Read more

Answer:Due to limited functionality, am unable to determine issue.

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.

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

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

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I built this computer about a year ago. Things were running smooth up until recently. I m usually pretty good at figuring out what is causing Errors on my computers but I cannot figure out what is causing this one. I do see kernel Errors in the event log but that is only about a bug check after it crashes.
I reinstalled windows
Updated the firmware on my C Drive and Motherboard
Installed windows updates
updated by graphics card drivers
Ran disk check on my C drive
I have attached all the logs. Thanks in advance for all the help.
Attachment 237336

Answer:Unable to Determine BSOD Cause. Occurs Randomly

Looks like problem with a NIC driver, update the following drivers:

Anchorfree HSS Adapter
fffff880`0f494000 fffff880`0f4a1000 taphss Tue Sep 15 21:58:23 2009 (4AAFF1DF)

Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet
fffff880`05000000 fffff880`0506a000 k57nd60a Tue May 10 06:42:30 2011 (4DC8C236)

Realtek RTL8192CE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC
fffff880`05279000 fffff880`053e4000 rtl8192Ce Fri Dec 03 11:56:21 2010 (4CF8CCD5)

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W7X64 Pro
ASUS X99-DELUXE
CPU5960X
DDR4 Crossair 2800Mhz
GTX750Ti/K5000/K20
M.2 Plextor 256GB Extended Drive System C: + Xp941 System C: 512 GB
WD Black2TB X3
XT750GB X2

When I run Windows performance Index
I get this message Unable to determine memory performance
Try various solutions avaliable on net.
Update hot fix memory as per as L3 cache more than 16MB
nothing solved this error windows still un rated

Answer:WEI Unable to determine memory performance Error

Welcome to the 7Forums!

It may appear your RAM may be a little faulty.

Try running Memtest86+ overnight.

Be sure to post back results.

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amazingly hard to find this! i have a yoga 2 11 that I have been running windows 10 on since the 'git go'.
i asked on a yoga thread what version of windows 8 the machine originally had an nobody actually knew
I'm guessing it would be in bios but readable?

anyway, anyone know how to do this?

Answer:any way to determine which VERSION of Windows 8 in bios ??

Build version ?, at run MSINFO32

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Hi,
Is there a way to find out the BIOS version for my processor BEFORE purchasing it? I don't want to get myself into a mess...
Anyway, after I find a processor that looks good (and before I purchase it), I look at all of the specs for the motherboard I like to see if it will match up all right. I need to be sure the motherboard I choose will support my processor choice.

Usually the motherboard specs say that it supports processor X with BIOS version xxxx or greater. How do I determine if the processor I am about to buy will have BIOS version xxxx or greater? Maybe I am not familiar enough with the specs descriptions, but I never see any reference to the BIOS version on any board I am looking up.
Here is one example of what I am considering:

Intel BOXDP965LTCK LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813121035

Intel Dual-Core E2140 Allendale 1.6GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116037

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

Answer:How do I determine BIOS Version on a motherboard?

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Hi, I'm new here and I hope that the people here could help

system specs:
BFG NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra
AMD 64 4400+ x2 w/ zalman 9500 heatsink
2GB ram ddr 400(2 x 1gb)

850 watt power supply
(+3.3v 28A, +5v 30A, +12v 70A, -12v 0.5A, +5vsb 4A, max combined load on +3.3v and +5v is 180W)

4 hard drives (all on SATA)
2 500gb
1 400 gb
1 80gb

dvd DL writer drive
xfx nvidia geforce 6600 gt( swapped with a bfg nvidia 9800 gtx)
creative x-fi sound card
windows vista ultimate
the problem is that my wife's computer is stalling in a sense when she starts up it loads bios most of the time then the monitor goes into power save mode(this is all before windows starts) and the keyboard has no response and the only out of it is restarting the computer but the cycle starts again just get past bios then the monitor goes in to power save mode again

also sometimes when she is able to get fully in to windows it dose stay functional most of the time but there are some times that the monitor goes in to power save mode and there is no response from keyboard or mouse

and there are sometimes we go out for a bit(1-2 hours) and it may or may not work after the computer goes into power save mode, when it doesn't work the mouse and keyboard have no response

what i mean by no response for the keyboard is pushing the num lock, cap lock, and scroll lock keys, the lights on the keyboard do not change at all(if it was on it says on, if it was off it stays off)
my thoughts about it are tha... Read more

Answer:Computer unable to start fully (most of the time)

This could be caused by a failing hard drive too
 

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Ref case: SHA1: d752629e7fed54d4ccc7163e8f6bbb4efe2a558c
 
Would be most appreciative if you could help me identify this ransomware.  It has infected both my mother's and my father's computers.  I am only able to provide a screen shot of the ransomware message, which I uploaded to the ID Ransomware tool.  Unable to figure out how to attach the screen shot to this post, however.
 
It is a white text, blue background message, with two additional warning popups from a "Microsoft Support Desk" that provides a toll free number to call.  It does not ask for money in the message, but my father (unfortunately) did call the number, at which point they asked him for a lot of information about his computer and network settings, and eventually were able to take control of his computer by doing a screen share, at which point my father says the cursor was moving around on the screen by itself and lots of windows were being opened and changes were being made.  Then, the "help desk" people demanded money and threatened to report him to the authorities if he did not pay a fee for them to fix the problems, citing evidence of "illegal activities" they had located on his computer.  My father is a 71 year old retiree with not so much as a parking ticket his entire life!
 
Thanks very much in advance for your help
 

Answer:"Unable to determine ransomware" - only have screen shot, please advise

You can also upload screenshot on https://www.sendspace.com and give us download link 

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Hi,  I have recently bought a Lenovo G580.  Lenovo Solution Center has a permanent warning saying it is 'Unable to determine the warranty status'.  I have been onto the Lenovo support site, check warranty status page and enter the serial number, it says 'Machine Type and Serial not found in iBase'.  What does this mean?  How can I check the warranty status (bought from a reputable retailer, so I assume there's some kind of warranty attached) and how can I get rid of this message out of Lenovo Solution Center?!Thanks.

Answer:Lenovo G580 - Unable to determine Warranty Status

welcome to the community!
 
what info is returned if you use your machine type and S/N here: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-service/warranty-status/default.page? ?
 
regards.

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here is the thing - i need a tip, the internal sticker shows a lot of chinese picture, the only thing that is written with roman characters is the first line:it sais:  1584-100     (space)  S/N: a very long number - not sure if i should paste it here.one verse below there is this:Regulatory model:  chinese bushy-writing       //     RMN:  HSTNN-F05C  - not sure if this helpsnow - the "my comp -> properties -> sais it's a HP 210-2000 but it might be too general, there were countless incarnations of the 210-2XXX series.my unit uses 1,5 V ddr3  - 1GB  - 10600S samsung ram  - which renders the unit pretty much unusable, even after killing most of the services/processes it still eats 650-800 MB and opening a firefox literally ends the session.i need to know how to find the very exact type of the computer so that i can: buy a 2GB/4GB ddr3 chip  that would help, or just forget about it and dump it ;/any hints/tips welcome.kind regards,romanps. why does my "inside sticker" not look like any of the ones shown in the support vids? the computer was bought in poland 6 years ago, Have I been cheated? The chinese "writing" renders any support material totally useless.

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Ref case: SHA1: d752629e7fed54d4ccc7163e8f6bbb4efe2a558c
 
Would be most appreciative if you could help me identify this ransomware.  It has infected both my mother's and my father's computers.  I am only able to provide a screen shot of the ransomware message, which I uploaded to the ID Ransomware tool.  Unable to figure out how to attach the screen shot to this post, however.
 
It is a white text, blue background message, with two additional warning popups from a "Microsoft Support Desk" that provides a toll free number to call.  It does not ask for money in the message, but my father (unfortunately) did call the number, at which point they asked him for a lot of information about his computer and network settings, and eventually were able to take control of his computer by doing a screen share, at which point my father says the cursor was moving around on the screen by itself and lots of windows were being opened and changes were being made.  Then, the "help desk" people demanded money and threatened to report him to the authorities if he did not pay a fee for them to fix the problems, citing evidence of "illegal activities" they had located on his computer.  My father is a 71 year old retiree with not so much as a parking ticket his entire life!
 
Thanks very much in advance for your help
 

Answer:"Unable to determine ransomware" - only have screen shot, please advise

You can also upload screenshot on https://www.sendspace.com and give us download link 

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T42P 2374-Q39 Wireless Problems - I've tried every driver and followed instructions for install many times. I was able to successfully install it in the past but can't remember with driver/version I used. Using WinXP SP2 - just installed. Please help! Thanks!Message Edited by frustrated2009 on 06-05-2009 08:48 PMMessage Edited by frustrated2009 on 06-05-2009 08:59 PM

Answer:T42P 2374-Q39 Wireless Problems - Unable to determine exactly what driver I need

Bookmark this page, its the entry page to the Lenovo support pages for your 2374-Q39. In it you see you have the Intel 2200bg wireless card so this is the correct driver to use.





T500: Vista 32, 2.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 15.4" 1680x1050, 500GB 7200rpm, ATI Radeon HD3650 + Intel 4500MHD. T42: XP, 1.7GHz, 2GB RAM, 14.1" 1024x768, 250GB PATA, ATI Radeon 7500.

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Hey friends yesterday i got a Hitachi Deskstar Hard disk (160 gb) from a friend.wen i conect it to my Desktop (ASus dg41 chipset m/b. 4GB DDR3 kingston Ram,Intel Dualcore original (3Ghz)Processor.And 450watts new smps power supply)IT show zero bytes in bios and not shown in windows explorer,I see it in Device manager,wit zero space.I reconnect this Hard disk to my friend desktop (Lenova desktop)(Actually he gives me the hard drive to use).In Lenova Desktop it shows the space in windows explorer.And works normally.I try to conect this hdd in several desktop systems bt same result that not showing in win explorer.Why this is not showing in other desktops(except lenova pc) ?Is there any way to get it works on any computers.Plz help me

Answer:Hitachi Hard disk showing 0 mb in bios & Not showing in windows explorer

QuoteIT show zero bytes in bios and not shown in windows explorer,I see it in Device manager,wit zero space.The Bios recognizing the drive is the lowest level of recognition. If not recognized at this level its usually a jumper setting, cable issue, or Bios needs to be flashed with a newer version.Is this hard drive an IDE (PATA) drive or a newer SATA drive for starters?If it is a IDE (PATA) drive it could be jumper set wrong, (Master(MA), Slave(SL), Cable Select(CS))If its a SATA drive I'd try a different SATA cable with it to rule that out.*I wouldnt jump into flashing your Bios with an update unless you find information supporting a known issue with the version you are running and hard drives. A bad flash can kill certain motherboards that dont have Bios protection that can revert back on wrong or failed flashes.

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This is a friend's computer. He says (and I can confirm) that is is slow and unresponsive to a nearly debilitating degree. It is a Sony VAIO running Windows Vista 32-Bit.

An Avast scan turned up one infected file, C:/Windows/MEMORY.DMP that was "successfully deleted," but Avast also says that there is/was a virus running in the memory, and that a boot-time scan was necessary. After multiple attempts, the computer just skips any boot-time scan and goes straight to boot-up.

I do not have access to a windows boot disk/install cd. If absolutely necessary I may be able to procure a burned .iso, but not an official one.

Thank you for your time.

DDS.txt:


DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Anders at 11:33:01.37 on Fri 01/14/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18999 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2046.890 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Trend Micro Core Protection Module *Enabled/Updated* {68F968AC-2AA0-091D-848C-803E83E35902}
AV: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {C37D8F93-0602-E43C-40AA-47DAD597F308}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {781C6E77-2038-EBB2-7A1A-7CA8AE10B9B5}
SP: Trend Micro Core Protection Module *Enabled/Updated* {D3988948-0C9A-0693-BE3C-BB4CF86413BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

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

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
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Answer:Computer Slow, Unresponsive, Unable to Boot Time Scan

BUMP, please

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Hi,
Please help, my computer is crashing everytime I attempt a scan to check for virus' which i'm positive I have. also everytime I try and open a program I get:

"this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. create an association in the folder options control panel"
and I have absolutely no idea what this means! I have found a way around opening the programs though by going into run finding the program there but then still having to 'choose the program from the list to open with' which is just the original program (if that makes sense its a right old palava!).

I've got windows xp operating system and I've tried using pcguard (virgin media) but it crashes as soon as it starts scanning the c: drive. i've also tried using ewido to scan but it does the same thing. the computer also randomly crashes. The hijack this log is:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 00:25:00, on 02/06/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)

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\Virgin Broadband\PCguard\Fws.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
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Answer:Help! Computer crashes every time I scan and unable to open programs

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Automatic date and time was incorrectly displayed so we changed it manually to correct date and time and power cycled the device off and on and the date and time again is incorrect.

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I keep getting reminders that the status for my Thinkcentre M92z warranty is unable to be determined according to the Lenovo Solution Center. I just checked the warranty status at the recommended site and I still have almost a year left. Is there a way to update this so I don't keep getting the reminders?

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I noticed the time on my phone was about 3 hours later. So in my settings I did the time manually to correct this. Since then when I receive text messages it shows as being hours in front now when we have not got there. E.g. Received a txt today showing time as 19.20 when actually I just sent a reply @the correct time of 16.37.
How do I get the texts received to show as the current time?

Answer:When I receive texts on my Nokia lumina 635 the time is showing as 3hours later than the time. Why?

Check your time zone settings.

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i have had my computer nearly 6months now and has worked fine up until recently.

It was working fine one day and then it switch itself off. i tried booting it up again and came up with safe mode options. when i selected an option the computer froze and sometimes restarts itself. I have tried starting it in safe and normal but still freezes and i am unable to get onto the BIOS.

this has been happening for a while, but the other day it worked fine for about 5 hours and then the same happened. i thought it might have been overheating so i cleaned the heat sink and made sure all the fans are working. Temperature when idle before the problems started was 38C. Tried different power supplies and monitors but nothings helping.

Spec:
Pentium64 Dual Core 6.8Ghz
2GBRam
200GB HDD

using Windows XP Home Edition service pack 1.

Any help would be greatly appreiciated.

Please use proper thread titles from now on. Thanks.
 

Answer:Computer freezing and I`m unable to get into bios.

If you are using the stock heat sink have you checked that all four legs are correctly fastened into the motherboard.

It doesn't take a lot of jarring to dislodge one or more and poor heatsink contact will either throttle your cpu (best case) or close you down.

IF you can get it started again, have a look at the error messages in System Events (control panel, admin services) and see what caused the earlier crshes.


 

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this error occurs a few weeks ago, i don't know what went wrong. it started when it's automatically restarts my computer a few times, and then the computer lags and freezes and BSOD appear. the BSOD said something like KERNEL_INPAGE ERROR. my computer is now unusable (it keeps freeze and lags alot and i have to hard close it by pressing the power button) and i know nothing about fixing it, so, i beg to all of the professionals here to help me out!

additional information: after i gave up on fixing the computer, i re-try to retrieve some of my important data from it, but it keeps on lagging and freezing (i tried to work fast to avoid the BSOD from shutting down my computer). after i tried to copy the data i wanted to my external hard disk, it says 'unable to read the file or the hard disk'. i am so upset, and i really need my old data again. please help me out.

please tell me every step i have to do since i am not so good with computer repairing

Answer:BSOD appears every time, computer lags, unable to copy files.

I would suggest you follow this tutorial carefully Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot
Step 10 shows how to recover your data.

Cheers

Dave

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Yes i was orignally using a ide 120 gig hard drive but i ran outta room so i decided to buy a seagate 320 gig sata hard drive, when popped it in and installed it as additional storage, my loading time was nuts, it took about 2 minutes to get past motherboard loading and it took about 3 - 4 minutes to load the windows xp past the logo screen, after that it ran fine just the boot times were driving me nuts, then my cousin let me use his 320 gig ide hard drive with all of mine and now it works fine.so in short i 1. add sata hard drive (boot times slowed way down)2. add cousins 320 ide hard drive to it (made it run normal againi took his hard drive out again and it does the same thing so is there a problem with my sata drive, i was just wondering because i cant even install xp on it without it giving me the "ntldr missing" this makes me confused please help! and thank you:Poh and my set up now is 1 ide 120 gig hard drive, 1 320 gig seagate sata hard drive, and 1 IDE 320 gig hard drive.

Answer:Computer boot time, bios, and xp all have become extremely slow! please read!

Did you install the SATA drivers for that drive ? ?They are available on your MBoard drivers CD or at the MBoard manuf. website...

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I recently decided to order parts and build my first computer (here are the parts):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813128052
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817182016
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16824254024
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16832116204
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819103773
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820231098
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822148140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811144151
(I bought two of the memory packages for a total of 4GB, I also thought that the parts were compatable)

I assembled the parts and I thought the only error I might have made was in connecting the power supply to the components. However, when I pressed the power button all the lights and fans went on and I know the disk drive was working. Using a HDMI connection (and I tried VGA), the monitor remained blank. No bios came up and there was no beeping or shutting off or over heating.

Does anyone have any advice? I would really appreciate it.
 

Answer:Blank screen first time starting computer (no beeps,no bios)

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I imagine you get a lot of problems like this, but I haven't been able to find any which correspond to what's been going on with my computer.

Briefly, a few months ago it started badly misbehaving. Flash videos normally caused a BSOD, and certain games also produced a blue screen, although the error it came up with was almost always different. Sometimes the games just froze up with or without strange graphical error, and I needed to restart. Very occasionally it would blue screen without any provocation, just when logging on or something.

In addition, whenever the computer is off for more than a few minutes it gives an error on booting saying that it has lost its BIOS settings, and when I log on I need to update the date and time as it resets to 2001.

I have tried reinstalling graphics drivers completely using driversweeper, and have replaced the motherboard battery with a new one. I also did a clean reinstall of Windows (I do one anyway every now and then, to keep things tidy).


The computer is useable but all these problems are quite annoying. As far as I can remember they all started at once.
I have attached the stuff mentioned in the BSOD thread.
Computer is 4 years old, self built, ran fine before. Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, Full Retail.

PLEASE HELP!

Answer:BSOD in Flash and games, computer forgets BIOS and time when off

You need to replace your CMOS battery. A classic sign is "forgetting" BIOS settings and time when off. We need your system specs to be of any more help.

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Had an AMD HP G62-227CL laptop that overheated and required motherboard replacement with similar Intel motherboard. Old board clocked at 2.2 MHZ .. new one is 2.0 MHZ.
Board I got from Ebay works but now computer believes that it is a Compaq CQ42 Laptop. Do not know the model number, which I would need on HPs site to download BIOs upgrades.

Is there a way to tell which bios I need or what model I now have?

Thank you,

Steve
 

Answer:Replaced Failed Motherboard.. now how do I determine model number and which BIOS to download?

Finding a bios update rather then the one hp would give for this board. Would be next to none.
You could check a few of the support pages for this model. Which their are a lot Of
Maybe find out the motherboard you have bought.

HP Support, Drivers, Contact and Help Forums | HP Support
 

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I   have owned this machine for several months after the first two months  I had to send it back to Dell because after receiving the message AC power wattage cannot be determined and spending several hours on the phone with  Dell they sent me a box and I sent them my computer. They had to replace my mother board (not a good sign on a new computer). Fast forward a few months and clicks (yep the right hinge is clicking) cant see where it is broken but doesn't sound good.  So I am going rounds with customer service no I  did not drop the computer no did not abuse it. I finally asked the gentleman and I use that term very (loosely) what am I supposed to just stare at my lap top or do I actually get to use it. Seriously did I buy 800 $ 6lb paperweight  ?  I have 5 year old dell lap top that if it was not over heating I would not have replaced it at all !! This one has been a lemon from the word go !! Now this morning I had to restart my computer and flash back to the message I received  when my mother board failed AC power wattage cannot be determined, spent another two hours on the phone, mind you I have not resolved the broken hinge issue, filed complaints the BBB and FTC . But now Dell tell me they will send me a box to send back the computer, then they put me on hold and tell   me I  have to send it my own box? I  said seriously when did this policy com into effect? They said  I shoul... Read more

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I   have owned this machine for several months after the first two months  I had to send it back to Dell because after receiving the message AC power wattage cannot be determined and spending several hours on the phone with  Dell they sent me a box and I sent them my computer. They had to replace my mother board (not a good sign on a new computer). Fast forward a few months and clicks (yep the right hinge is clicking) cant see where it is broken but doesn't sound good.  So I am going rounds with customer service no I  did not drop the computer no did not abuse it. I finally asked the gentleman and I use that term very (loosely) what am I supposed to just stare at my lap top or do I actually get to use it. Seriously did I buy 800 $ 6lb paperweight  ?  I have 5 year old dell lap top that if it was not over heating I would not have replaced it at all !! This one has been a lemon from the word go !! Now this morning I had to restart my computer and flash back to the message I received  when my mother board failed AC power wattage cannot be determined, spent another two hours on the phone, mind you I have not resolved the broken hinge issue, filed complaints the BBB and FTC . But now Dell tell me they will send me a box to send back the computer, then they put me on hold and tell   me I  have to send it my own box? I  said seriously when did this policy com into effect? They said  I shoul... Read more

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Hello! The other day I tried to free up sim space on my computer since I only had about 30gb left on my ssd, I thought it was odd that I did not have more space since I have 2 SSDs and 2HDD but it only said I had 230gb on one hard drive and 100 on my other one ( the first ssd is 340gb and the second one is 120gb) after unsuccessfully trying to remove some files from the 2nd SSD I went in to bios and messed something up. When The computer then restarted it said there was no boot drive (something along those lines). I went on to www(dot)dell(dot)com(/)keyincloud and downloaded the key onto a USB stick, now that I try to reset the computer it says it failed to repair the partition table and that there are no files to back up and therefor I am unable to download the OS again.

Does anyone have a solution to this?
 

Answer:Unable to reset computer after messing up bios

What's the model name and model number of your Dell?
What's the "service tag" number and "express service code" number on it?

You're the only person who knows what you did in the BIOS and how you messed it up.
Have you tried resetting it to its default settings?

If I understand you correctly, you have 4 physical hard drives (2 SATA, 2 SSD) in your Dell?
Or do you have 2 physical hard drives (1 SATA, 1 SSD) with both divided into 2 partitions?

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I am using Windows XP Professional on a stand alone pc.During the day I ctr alt del to lock the computer to run some reports. With the windows scheduler I schedule  "shutdown.exe -s -t 0"  to shut down the pc at 5pm.When using ctr alt del to lock the pc the shutdown.exe does not work. When the pc is not lock, the shutdown.exe works. The only program that is open before the shutdown.exe is another scheduler to run the reports. During the day, need to ctr alt del for security reasons.Looks like I need a script to ctr alt del to unlock the pc so that the shutdown.exe can work.Have look into the msdn library and could find any appropriate scirpt.Need some pointers on where the scripts are or there are other ways of shutting down the pc or someone has such a script.Thanks in advance.

Answer:Unable to shutdown.exe when computer is "lock"

Download the free shutdown.exe from www.beyondlogic.org It is the only shutdown utility that can shutdown or re-boot a PC that has been locked.  :exclamationBeyond Logic Shutdown Utility for NT/2000/XP

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I've got a new SSD drive to try and regurgitate an old Samsung laptop. The SSD drive shows up fine in windows setup and I can format it etc. but when I go to continue with the setup it comes up with the error ""Windows cannot be installed to this disk this computer's hardware may not support booting this disk ensure that disk's controller is enabled in the computer BIOS menu."
I've tried every option in BIOS including making sure AHCI is selected. I'm completely stumped. Laptop is a Samsung RV510 and it has the latest BIOS version.

Answer:New SSD not showing in BIOS, is showing in Windows Setup

Anything HERE

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id like to know if I can create a lock screen when my computer boots up to completely lock it from a very advanced user? Or any other ideas would be great. I'd like to know when im not home my computer is completely locked from my very spying boyfriend! I live alone, but sometimes he's here while im working. Im using windows 7 home premium. Thanks ahead of time for any ideas
 

Answer:would know if ican setup a lock screen wheny computer boots up to completly lock it .

Re: would know if ican setup a lock screen wheny computer boots up to completly lock

Don't log in :-D

Use a very difficult password. We have plenty of password generators on majorgeeks.
Enable the system admin account and password protect it.
Those two are probably enough. How advanced is he?
 

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I've tried searching through the forum but can't see anyone who has a similar issue.

I can access the lock screen settings and I can see all available apps and have set a detailed status app and a couple of less detailed ones. However, when I actually get to the lock screen after having set the apps to appear, there is nothing but the time and date and WiFi in bottom-right corner.

Could this be because I am logging in locally rather than using a MS account?

Answer:Lock screen apps not showing up on lock screen

I'm having exactly the same issue, and I log in using a Microsoft account.

- CMW

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Hello all!
I'm new here! I have a strange problem!
As I go to the bios menu using F2 key on my laptop (n5110), I see that the time is stuck on aa.aa.aa and doesn't change. it doesn't matter if I shut down and restart the laptop; the time is stuck on aa.aa.aa.
Whenever I login to the windows (win 7 ultimate 64bit), it starts with aa.aa.aa and the time goes on automatically in windows till I shut down the laptop. Then again when I start my laptop, both bios and windows time are aa.aa.aa.
When I update the time in windows by internet or change the time manually in windows time, both windows and bios time are updated to bb.bb.bb. in such a situation, then again the time on windows will be OK till I restart the laptop. while restarting, I see that bios time is set to bb.bb.bb and the windows again starts with bb.bb.bb .
As the bios version is the latest one and I cant re-flash the bios firmware, I'm really confused what can I do to solve this problem. I cant find any useful answer in forums on the net.
I should clarify that:
- I think that changing the bios battery couldn't work!
- The laptop is almost always plugged-in.
Do you have any Idea?
Thanks.

Answer:Bios Time is Frozen; Bios time is STUCK!

Hi ahmad,Thanks for posting.The CMOS battery does not get charged by the computer being plugged in, and only lasts about 5 years, so it's a good possibliity that since this computer is as old as it is, needs a new one.  Try changing the battery, they're very inexpensive and can be purchased at the dollar stores.  Here's a video: http://dell.to/2xB6Ctland the manual: http://dell.to/2xAR3St

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When I go to my lock screen (win key and L), I don't have any apps. I selected Favebook and weather but nothing shows. I downloaded an app called Chameleon but that doesn't do anything. I have Win10 home, Gateway, 6gb ram, intel i3 3.3 ghz.

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My lock screen, with Windows Spotlight - that changing screen that shows up before you log on to Windows, and asks "Do you like what you see?" - is now showing random comments on the screen... I have no idea where these are coming from. They look like social-media-type comments, one-liners about the picture being showed.
WTF? Has anyone else seen this? How can I make it stop? I know I can change the Spotlight feature by switching to a static picture or slideshow in Personalization/Lock Screen, but honestly I kind of like Spotlight and was really enjoying it for a few months before these weird comments started showing up. Screenshot shows the settings I have currently (I never changed any of these):
Detailed status: Calendar
Quick status: Mail Calendar Phone Messaging
Not really sure what those do, or if they are related to the problem.
Thanks for any help!

Answer:Lock screen showing comments now?

Hello Samus, and welcome to Ten Forums.

That would be from "Windows spotlight" set as your lock screen background. If you like, set the background to "Picture" using an image you want for it instead to stop this.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

The status options are to let you know about any notifications or details for the selected apps.

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system is showing 24h clock. On my Surface Pro 3 as well.

Answer:24h Clock not showing on lock screen

Anyone know how to enable it?

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Hi everybody,
I was just checking out the features of windows 10 when i came across the apps-on-the-lock screen feature (in Personalization settings). I tried setting up weather app, calendar and alarm app but NONE of them are showing up on the Lockscreen.

Is it because Windows 10 is still being 'built-up' or is this a bug?

Any solutions would be appreciated.

Thanks

Answer:None of the Apps showing up on Lock Screen!

bump.

I wonder how MS could ignore such a prominent bug??

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I recently bought a wireless keyboard not realising till I got it home there is no light to indicate whether the Caps lock is on. As I am a useless typer I was wondering if there is any programme that would show on the screen whether it was on or off? I use the accessibility sound so at least I know when I select it what mode it is in, but just not as good as the visual

Answer:Is there a programme for showing caps lock on

click hereclick here

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My lock screen, with Windows Spotlight - that changing screen that shows up before you log on to Windows, and asks "Do you like what you see?" - is now showing random comments on the screen... I have no idea where these are coming from. They look like social-media-type comments, one-liners about the picture being showed.
WTF? Has anyone else seen this? How can I make it stop? I know I can change the Spotlight feature by switching to a static picture or slideshow in Personalization/Lock Screen, but honestly I kind of like Spotlight and was really enjoying it for a few months before these weird comments started showing up. Screenshot shows the settings I have currently (I never changed any of these):
Detailed status: Calendar
Quick status: Mail Calendar Phone Messaging
Not really sure what those do, or if they are related to the problem.
Thanks for any help!

Answer:Lock screen showing comments now?

Hello Samus, and welcome to Ten Forums.

That would be from "Windows spotlight" set as your lock screen background. If you like, set the background to "Picture" using an image you want for it instead to stop this.

Lock Screen Background - Change in Windows 10

Windows Spotlight Background Images - Find and Save in Windows 10

The status options are to let you know about any notifications or details for the selected apps.

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Hi, I would like to know if there is a way to enable caps lock screen indicator on U410 models with Windows 8.I know that there is a Quanta Caps lock OSD driver for Windows 7 but it does not enable cpas lock  screen indicator. I reinstalled the Lenovo energy management but still not showing caps lock screen indicator. Is there a way to turn on the caps lock OSD? Any help would be appreciated. 













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Answer:Caps Lock OSD not showing (U410)

hi kang106,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
The Ideapad U410 here on the lab came with Windows 7. We decided to upgrade it to Windows 8 (thru Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant) and the OSD drivers for the brightness, volume, and capslock are all working.
 
Have you tried to uninstall the capslock OSD and lenovo energy management (windows 8 version) and reboot then reinstall the Lenovo Energy Management  (Windows 7 version) and capslock OSD driver and reboot?
 
 
Regards,
neokenchi

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I have disabled my lockscreen in both security options and power options, but it still shows up when it wakes from sleep... how to I get this PROPERLY disabled? Thanks :)

Answer:Lock Screen showing even though disabled

Hmmmmm, from control panel, search for wake up, there you'll find an option to disable this ;)

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I have an Athlon 650, 512 MB PC running Windows 2000 server edition running Internet Connection Sharing (for cable modem), and IIS 5.0 for several web sites. I also use it as a file server. I usually leave it just sitting there and just update things every once in a while. I don't even have a monitor hooked to it. Should I hit CTRL-ALT-DEL and click the "lock computer" or log out? Would this make it more secure somehow to hacks? I haven't had any problems yet, but I just want it secure as possible.

Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks,

Cory
 

Answer:Win2K server - ICS, IIS, etc... - should I lock the PC - CTRL-ALT-DEL -Lock computer?

According to what microsoft says, Yes, it will provide an added layer of security.
 

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I want to buy an external hard drive 2.0 USB but don't know whether to buy 60GB or 80GB. My HP PC says I have "512MB Ram memory" but also says I have "120GB DMA hard drive." How do I determine how much actual MB (or GB) I am using? Thanks
 

Answer:How determine GB in use in computer?

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Okay some time I got info that my processor was an Intel Celeron 900Mhz,Socket 370.I'm not sure what higher but compatible CPU I can get.Some suggestions?

Answer:How to determine what CPU is right for my computer?

We'll need to know the manufacturer and model number of your motherboard.

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I installed the Live Lock Screen BETA on my NL 925, but decided I didn't like it for a number of reasons. So I uninstalled it. But now, whenever I try to unlock my phone, it says "resuming..." for several seconds and then displays the normal lock screen. How can I fix this?

Answer:Why is Live Lock still showing on my phone after I uninstalled it?

Same here. Been having the same problem.

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Hi,

I noticed that when the screen is locked, when resuming from sleep, the desktop will still show for few seconds before actually loading the login screen.

Has anyone else noticed this?

I am on a clean install with the latest updates.

Thanks

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My screen lock and background photos have disappeared - just a black background. I must have inadvertently activated or deactivated something but I can't find what. Thought it might be something to do with the quiet hours function, but they haven't come back when i switched it off.
Any ideas please??

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I have an issue where when I close the lid on my Yoga 2 Pro, it is set to go to sleep.  When I wake the laptop from sleep, I'm supposed to see the lock screen where I would be required to put in my password, but this is not happening.  Now the laptop just goes straight into Windows once I open the lid.   If I manually choose it to go to sleep, then it does take me to the lock screen requiring my password.  I'm using the Daily Mode power option. Thoughts?

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Yesterday my phone started displaying the following message on the lock screen:
New Year's Eve
Tomorrow: All Day
The lock screen was displaying the correct date (January 20th 2015). I checked the calendar and there is no event for the 21st of January. So, thought that maybe it was just a glitch and it would clear up by tomorrow. Well tomorrow is here now January 21st 2015 and the phone is still showing the message.
Any ideas as to what could be causing this?

Answer:Why is my Lock Screen is showing New Year's Eve Tomorrow: All Day?

Go to Settings -> lockscreen and pick any other app than calendar for detailed information. Now pick calendar again. This should fix it. If not, pick another app again, perform a soft reset, make sure your device is set to the current date and time, pick the calendar app for detailed information on your lockscreen again and you should be fine.

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The new instagram app that has been made for windows 10 is not showing an option for a lock screen notification i have hard reset the phone and even reinstalled the app. does anyone know why this is happening

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my wifi is showing connected to wifi in nokia lumia 520 but unable to browse ,it showing no internet

Answer:my wifi is showing connected to wifi in nokia lumia 520 but unable to browse ,it showing no internet

Turn Wi-Fi off and on and retry. Check your Wi-Fi AP firmware is up to date. Check your Wi-Fi AP has internet access.

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We have T570 laptops and Bios version 1.09 and some on 1.19 bios version.  New Bios came out to upgrade to 1.21 4/27/2017.  We've download the new Bios and upgraded it but in Bios still shows 1.19 not 1.21.  We try to run the upgrade again and says we have the latest version.  Anyone have a solution for this













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Answer:T570 Bios 1.21 upgrade not showing correct version in bios

1.21 (N1VUJ04W) 1.21 (N1VET31W) 1.11 (N1VHT21W) 01 2017/04/25
1.19 (N1VUJ03W) 1.19 (N1VET29W) 1.09 (N1VHT19W) 01 2017/03/30Found the 1.21 on Lenovo site is still packaged with 1.19 files to flash.  Once run the 1.21 file it extracts to C:\Drivers. In that folder show N1VUJ03W which is the 1.19 not the N1VUJ04W 1.21 and in the flash folder has the N1VET29W 1.19 not the N1VET31W 1.21.  Who ever packaged the 1.21 did not add the new files for 1.21 or the link to download is still pointing to the 1.19 exe file..

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Hello!

I'd like to know how can I determine my computer's IP address.

Thanks as usual!!!
 

Answer:How can I determine my computer's IP address?

what os

for win98/me go to start/run/type winipcfg and press enter, hit the more info button(make sure you current modem is selected in the drop down box)

for win2k/xp go to command prompt, type ipconfig /all
 

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Last night I purchased an airline ticket on-line from a major carrier (I verified I had an https connection before entering my credit card number) and within minutes of making the purchase someone started using my credit card to make numerous charges.  I ran a scan with McAfee and with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and they both came up with nothing unusual.  However, I have noticed some unusual behavior recently.  My computer no longer will go to sleep when not used for a while, even though the power setting for sleeping are enabled.  I've noticed this for the last few months.  In addition, for the last few days I now have had several occasions where I locked my screen for a few hours and when I returned and tried to unlock it, the computer was frozen and I had to shut it down using the power button.  I've never had this problem before.  Can you please take a look and see if you can find any malware?
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16736
Run by Bruce at 21:24:29 on 2013-12-11
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4009.2230 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {ADA629C7-7F48-5689-624A-3B76997E0892}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {16C7C823-5972-5907-58FA-0004E2F9422F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {959DA8E2-3527-57D1-4915-924367AD4F... Read more

Answer:Would Like To Determine If My Computer Is Infected

Hi and Welcome!!   
My name is Jeff. I would be more than happy to take a look at your malware results logs and help you with solving any malware problems you might have. Logs can take a while to research, so please be patient and know that I am working hard to get you a clean and functional system back in your hands. I'd be grateful if you would note the following:
The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for the issues on this machine.
It's often worth reading through these instructions and printing them for ease of reference.
If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask!! It's better to be sure and safe than sorry.
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.
If you happen to have a flash drive/thumb drive please have that ready in the event that we need to use it.
Please be sure to subscribe to the topic if you have not already done so.
IMPORTANT NOTE : Please do not delete, download or install anything unless instructed to do so.DO NOT use any TOOLS such as Combofix or HijackThis fixes without supervision. Doing so could make your system inoperable and could require a full reinstall of your operating system and losing all your programs and data.
Having said that....      Let's get going!!  
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  Please download TDSSKiller
Double click TDSSKiller.exe
Press Start Scan but do nothing else as we are just looking for what is there.
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I am very new at this . My computer has listed a DVD/CD-RW Driver CD Drive. Is this a DVD buner? Sorry

Answer:To determine if I have a DVD burner on my computer

From the sound of it, no. A drive described as a DVD/CD-RW drive (or combo drive) can usually only read DVDs, not write to them. It can, however, read and write CDs.

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DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Nita at 14:58:45.49 on Sun 03/07/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18882Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1013.192 [GMT -7:00]AV: Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007 *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {7D2296BC-32CC-4519-917E-52E652474AF5}SP: Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007 *enabled* (Outdated) {003DD9A8-02A6-43CF-81BA-5D403CAD001E}SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Outdated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}FW: Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security (Firewall) *enabled* {3E790E9E-6A5D-4303-A7F9-185EC20F3EB6}============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcssC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcsC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestrictedC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroupC:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceC:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetworkC:\Wind... Read more

Answer:Trying to determine what is wrong with my computer

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:CODEnetsvcsmsconfigsafebootminimalsafebootnetworkactivexdrivers32%systemroot%�... Read more

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I have HP dm3 laptop and windows 7 installed on it. There is some beep for a 0.5 seconds periodically. There is no regularity. I did not found nothing suspicious in evets log. There is nothing suspicious in processes running on a machine. There is also avg 2012 anitvirus installed. My question is, how can I trace who is sending that signal. Which software do I need for this purpose or which functions to use in c/c++/c# to write a program by myself. I know for sure that this sound comes from sound card and not from pc-speaker.

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My Dell computer OS is Windows 7.  I am considering upgrading my HD to a SSD and transferring my OS & data to the SSD.  From what I understand, I will get the best performance if I have SATA III instead of SATA II.  How can I determine what version of SATA my computer has?

Answer:How To Determine SATA III In Computer

The manual should tell you...Major brands took awhile to include it so check at the Dell site...Medium / high end MBoards have had it longer.

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My wife's computer is just a few days old. It's a home built machine on an Asus P8H61 mb, with intel i3-2100, 4MB of Corsair ram, and a new 120GB SSD. I have Win 8.1 x64, Office 2013, and Malwarebytes installed (and a few other apple phone support products) - that's about it.

It ran fine all weekend, this morning it was "frozen". None of the apps would open. I could cntrl+Alt+del and get to Task Manger but it would not open.

Oddly, I could switch Users to my account (admin) and access all of the apps, everything worked, resource manger, event viewer, etc. Under Admin account CPU, Memory, Disk activity were normal (0 - 4%).

So it was just wife's account (standard user) that was frozen. I rebooted, ran DISM and SFC and nothing wrong was reported.

How can I determine why it froze? If it happens again, what do I look for?

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im using vista hp 32bit and i was wondering how i can tell if my computer is using both cores i dont think so i only see one core in the performance graph

Answer:determine if my computer is using both cores

Try looking for the May computer tip.

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