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Question: Erratic Behaviour....

Hey guys,

Ive recently encountered a strange problem on my laptop, but what it is i cant describe properly. I start up my computer, and ill find things like my mouse going on right click uncontrollably and my desktop icons and toolbar is frozen. This sort of stops after i exit from windows live messenger 9. But afterwards my mouse seems to spring into a life of its own, uncontrollably flashing with the right click option.

All this happened after i 'blue screen of death'ed once and received a virus link from one of my msn contacts which i DID NOT open.

Malwarebytes scan and AVG 8.5 showed no infections. Im not going to attempt ComboFix just yet

Please help, thanks in advance

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Answer: Erratic Behaviour....

Did a norton scan,

I found something fishy...


Norton didnt pick them up as threats, but i did since it lagged on scanning those files.

cant remove them from my Windows folder, even though i can see all hidden folders

Apparently this is something called Ursnif?

Can people please help out?

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

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Question: Erratic behaviour

Hello guys. I think I might have a problem. About 2 days ago I started getting errors about different Windows services not working (can't remember exactly which, but if needed I can dig up the logs). After I got these, I also got a series of BSOD's. I managed to restore my laptop to a previous checkpoint via System Restore, as Windows downloaded some updates and I thought these were the cause. I also did a check disk and a defragmention of my drives, together with a Spybot and NOD32 scan. Cleaned what I found, and I thought that was that. After all of that, I started getting warnings from NOD32 of attacks, coming in from the C:\Windows\TEMP folder, all blocked. They were about 25 threats in the last 24 hours or so, and before all of this happened, I never got any.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Answer:Erratic behaviour

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. 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 and what you have done to resolve them.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.

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I am embarrassed to bring this up because win 10 is such an incredible and smooth experience with all the cortona stuff and your applications getting blocked by windows for your protection. I was on a night shift all alone and i was sort of half conscious installing my apps on a core i5 desktop when i suddenly noticed pressing "delete key" is not actually deleting anything but rather invokes the search window. This is totaly paralysing and i don't remeber how it happened. Can anybody help me how to remove this shortcut? Or maybe it's a virus?

Answer:Delete key erratic behaviour

Try System Restore if you have it turned on.

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My router and/or modem are acting incredibly erratic. Every 5 minutes or so i lose internet access. I have connection to the router but no internet. According to my ISP my modem is working correctly. I've replaced both the modem and the router, same problem. All physical connections are solid. I've relocated both components to different locations. There is no device in my apartment which is able to keep a consistent connection.If i enable and then disable the router in the Devices window it reconnects almost instantly, but i have to do it constantly. Can anybody help me before i toss my pc off of the balcony?Thanks in advance!heres my HJT log if that even helps:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:46:36 PM, on 4/26/2010Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Air Mouse\Air Mouse\Air Mouse.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\reader_sl.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search ... Read more

Answer:erratic router behaviour

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. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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The touchpad on my ProBook 450 G3 has behaved erratically on and off for the three months I've had it.The problem:Sometimes the touchpad freezes if I rest my hands/arms anywhere on the brushed metal top (the keyboard tray, for want of a better word). The cursor won't move, scrolling and clicking doesn't work. If I hold my hands so that no part of my hands or arms touch the metal, not even on the edges, it will work ok (but I look perfectly ridiculous doing it). After a while (usually only a minute or so), it starts working normally again. And then, a few minutes later, seemingly at random, it happens again.At first, I thought I must be just a freak occurrence, then, when it kept recurring, that I'm doing something wrong. But the exact same thing happens when other people use my laptop.I'm guessing it's a hardware issue, because the only explanation I can think of is that my hands somehow ground the touchpad through contact with the metal casing (or something like that, anyway), and I'm fairly sure it's not supposed to do that.Any thoughts on what may be causing this, wheter there are som settings that might fix the issue, or any helpful hints?Apologies if the topic has already been covered - couldn't find posts that seemed to fit when I browsed the history.

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I hope someone can shed some light on this:
In the last 2/3 days I have found the following issues on my PC running 2000 SP4:
a wallpaper icon of the Bee Gees (!) flashes whenever I shutdown or use ALT/CTRL/DEL; sometimes (at random) multiple windows are opened and the mouse will move in directions not wanted.

I believe this to be caused by a virus of some sort, however my AV (CA eTrust) is up to date, has not detected anything during scans. I ran Spybot and AdAware and the issues reported were fixed, I also run ZoneAlarm Pro and this has not alerted me of anything. I never open mail attachments unless I know where they come from and delete any SPAM emails I may receive.
I have searched extensively the best known AV sites, but none seem to list this type of behaviour...has anyone out there?
Thanks in advance, Manny61

Answer:Win 2000 erratic behaviour

Sorry: now posted under security!!!!!!!

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Hi,  9mth old G50-70 Laptop,  the touchpad has a mind of it's own. Every now and then the touch pad seems to think I have left a finger on it.  This obviously causes issues with multifinger gestures and makes the laptop virtually unusable while it's in this state.I've removed and re-installed the latest elan driver, and even ran the laptop with the windows driver only and also removed the multifinger gestures and the problem still happens.  Saying that, I don't believe it's a driver issue, to me,  it's more a electrostatic issue.  If I lift the laptop off my knee, desk or sofa arm or press a few keys like space bar, the problem disappears after a few goes - but in the meantime,  I've lost the screen I am working on because it's resized, or links I haven't intentionally pressed have been selected.  Also I cannot actually select anything myself as when I eventually get the cursor over the X for instance, double click,  then the pointer just moves away.  It only seems to happen if there is a lot of disk activity - so as you can imagine, it happens when I intend on using it and it's very annoying.  This problem happens for about a minute, every 30 minutes.   I think static is building up on the facia.The problem happened in Win 8.1 and still with Win 10.  Does anybody have this problem?

Answer:G50-70 Touch pad, erratic behaviour

Maybe it is static like I thought.  I can try this when the warranty has expired I guess.  

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Hi.If I try to click on something and drag it to send on emails for example, if its a video it starts playing, almost like I double clicked it, I didn't.If you hold left click and try to highlight something it doesnt do it all you have to keep trying. It is a logitec laser mouse, I even tried thier software but it was the same, so deleted it.

Answer:Mouse is has erratic behaviour

replace batteries?

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After I have used the computer for a while, my mouse changes behaviour. It requires that I do another click to deactivate whatever action it was doing.

For instance, when scrolling down a directory of photos, if I don't click before moving the cursor from the scroll bar to the photo icons, it will highlight all the photos it passes over...

Same kind of behaviour when I clone part of a photo in Photoscape. If I don't click after finishing the cloning, the cursor will hang on to the cloning brush and drag the cloning over everything it goes over, even the function buttons (undo, redo..) at the bottom of the screen.

Is there a way to avoid this?

My computer is a Lenovo ThinkPad T520 with Windows7. Thank for for any input regarding this issue.

Answer:Erratic mouse behaviour

Have you tried system restore?

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I hope someone can shed some light on this:
In the last 2/3 days I have found the following issues on my PC running 2000 SP4:
a wallpaper icon of the Bee Gees (!) flashes whenever I shutdown or use ALT/CTRL/DEL; sometimes (at random) multiple windows are opened and the mouse will move in directions not wanted.

I believe this to be caused by a virus of some sort, however my AV (CA eTrust) is up to date, has not detected anything during scans. I ran Spybot and AdAware and the issues reported were fixed, I also run ZoneAlarm Pro and this has not alerted me of anything. I never open mail attachments unless I know where they come from and delete any SPAM emails I may receive.
I have searched extensively the best known AV sites, but none seem to list this type of behaviour...has anyone out there?
Thanks in advance, Manny61

Answer:Win 2000 Erratic behaviour

go to here and download 'Hijack This!'.
First make a folder on your computer in my documents called Hijackthis and then Unzip it to that folder.
Then doubleclick the Hijackthis.exe.
Click the "Scan" button, when the scan is finished the scan button will become "Save Log" click that and save the log.
Go to where you saved the log and click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here in a reply.
It will possibly show issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required,
so do NOT fix anything yet.
Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.

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I have a 9 month old HP dm1, (Win7 / 3GB / AMD Fusion Processor), that is driving me crazy with it's erratic mouse behavior that I hope someone can help me with.

I have tried many different makes of wireless and even 2 different makes of BlueTooth mouses, I have tried it with the computer's touch pad turned off, as well as turned on. I have checked and installed all known updates to the system and the drivers. Scanned for apparent IQ conflicts and even signal interference. Yet, it continues to exhibit a "mind of it's own" regardless of which program is running. And yes, it does the same thing if no mouse is attached and I'm just trying to use the built in touchpad all by itself.

What happens is that the mouse pointer just randomly jumps to some totally random part of the screen, and begins entering my typing there. Or, it will randomly highlight a block of text, and as I continue to type, it erases what I had previously entered and over writes it with what I was in the process of adding. Or it opens up some menu, or even "click on" a link ! IT IS SO ANNOYING !

Any ideas what to do to stop this erratic behaviour ?


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Hi to all.... I've been using Nero 6 reloaded for ages now, to convert avi files (divx) into dvd playable format. So far i've had the odd error now and again as everyone does, but now its pretty much unusable. It'll usually transcode the movie but not burn onto a disc... it just spits the disc out.
I've tried various possible solutions such as updating nero, which didn't change anything..... then i decided to try the free trial of nero 7 which just restarted my PC halfway through trancoding. So then I uninstalled all nero products and re-installed nero 6 which gave me the same results as before, although i used it to burn a data DVD.
I then upgraded my firmware for my DVDRW drive, which didn't help either.
I also used housecall web scanner which found loads of worms that it cleaned form my PC.... as my antivirus (ntlnetguard) has proved itslef to be total crud.
I've tried intervideo dvd creator which also restarted my system halfway thru transcoding.
Just to clarify... I have tried different video files (not the same one) all with the same results. Also, I use good quality media which i have used for quite some time now.
I was thinking that maybe something has got in my PC and is corrupting everything as I very often get a pop-up to tell me that windowsexplorer or nero or internet explorer (etc) has encountered a problem and needs to close.
Can anyone help or Could someone tell me how to do a hijack this log to post on, so maybe someone coul... Read more

Answer:Erratic DVD software behaviour...????

Try in the security forum

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I am running Windows &. For the past few days the PC is showing some erratic symptoms like mysterious folders appearing on desktop, access denial, Display driver random crashing and recovery and so forth.

Am attaching the logs required for analysis.

Grateful for any help in resolving the possible issues.


Answer:Random and erratic PC behaviour

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please attach the logs from Malwarebytes and Hitman Pro that were also requested. The TDSSkiller log was auto saved in the file so we have that already.

What folders are you specifically referring to?

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I'm hoping somebody can help me out on this one. I have a model 36984SU Helix with the keyboard attached. Whenever the device is plugged into another monitor and then the laptop is closed, the cursor has a tendancy to start behaving erratically (jumping around on the screen in what I would describe as jolts). I have not seen this behaviour when the laptop is left open. I have, however, seen this behaviour both with the laptop connected to dual monitors via a docking station, or connected to a single monitor via the mini display to VGA. There is a bluetooth mouse installed, however it is turned off and rarely used. When the laptop is closed a USB mouse is used. Regardless of whether the USB mouse is plugged into a docking station or directly into the Helix, there are still issues. I've run through all the driver updates that I can think of, including Synaptics drivers both directly from the Synaptcis website and from the Lenovo website. I've also installed the mouse software here I also tried thoroughly cleaning both the screen and the trackpad to no avail. It's especially frustrating given how intermittant the issue is, and how I don't have a method to reproduce the issue which I can use to verify that a fix was effective. I completely disabled the trackpad and the issue stopped occurring, but that wasn't a good enough solution as the trackpad needs to be used at times. One of the driver updates se... Read more

Answer:Erratic cursor behaviour

I actually just thought to update the BIOS, hopefully that will do the trick, but I might not know for certain for another week or 2 given the intermittance of this issue.

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Hi there,

Am running Windows XP Home Service Pack 3

On switch-on I receive the following RUNDLL Error message: "Error loading C:\WINDOWS\mpignpil.dll The specified module could not be found."

I cannot launch my security centre (McAfee AntiVirus Plus.)

I get sudden, unexpected shutdowns of my system.

I imagine a (multiple?) virus has knocked-out various protections, as also I cannot launch Windows Update.

Help appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Erratic behaviour of laptop

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart th... Read more

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I recently acquired a second-hand desktop Dell Vostro with wireless keyboard and mouse. I am running Windows 7. Recently, the wireless mouse behaves erratically before ceasing to move altogether betwee 2 and 5 minutes after boot up. Sometimes, pushing the wireless reconnect button on the receiver fixes the issue for 30 seconds or so.
After Googling the issue, I've tried the following:

connected wired mouse - works fine
connected wireless keyboard and mouse to another system - also works fine
new batteries
move receiver
remove anything which may be causing interference
removed and reinstalled mouse driver
using different USB port

This is slowly driving me insane. It seems others had the issue but no clear resolution from my searches. Any help is much appreciated.

Answer:Wireless Mouse - Erratic Behaviour

If you have PS/2 connections then get a wired keyboard and mouse. Bin the wireless shite.
If you don't have PS/2 connections then get USB keyboard and mouse.
I'm a firm believer on saving someone's sanity.

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The PC did not shut-down upon clicking 'turn-off' in the middle of the screen. Also, I.E. and O.E.6 both can not be opened.

However, strangely, other programs, i.e. Word, Excet and the like are perfectly able to open upon clicking them.

Any clues on this would be truly appreciated.


Answer:Erratic behaviour on Mouse, .... what's the problem?

Hi run a scan with your anti virus and malware scanner just to check all is well if you need a malware scanner use either superantispyware or malwarebytes free versions

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Okay, I've fiddled with this for a while now, a couple days ago when I turned on the computer I would get an error message saying how system/config (something like that) was corrupt. I then googled this and did not really find a solution for it. Almost all of the people that encountered this problem did not know where the source of the problem was. I figure I would give reformatting a shot. After formatting, I figure that I can now use my computer with no worries about more problems but then now different problems appeared.

When I turn on the computer sometimes it would boot up nicely with no problems at all but sometimes it would not boot. The computer hangs right before the windows xp flag appears with the loading bar under it. What I see instead is a different loading bar (DOS style) that spans the entire width of my screen. I thought maybe this was just a problem with my installation of XP, so then I go and boot into my Ubuntu installation (I use grub bootloader and the two OS's are on their own partitions on the same physical drive) and the Ubuntu freezes at the loading screen as well. I went through testing each component of my computer afterwards.

I figure that my processor should be okay since I managed to get this far while loading the computer (I could be totally wrong on this part). I also tested the RAM with memtest86+ that was on the Ubuntu disc. I finished one pass with no errors so I guess the memory is okay. The graphics card should also be okay si... Read more

Answer:Erratic behaviour -- sometimes boots, sometimes doesn't

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I'm experiencing a know problem where there two cursors on the screen, with one inside a rectangle at the centre/bottom of the screen when the computer is first started and then vertical 'ghost' circles with random selecting and other erratic behavior when I move the mouse or use touch screen.. I've read the posts about disabling the touch screen function as a (temporary) work-around but does anyone know of a proper fix to this problem? The computer is still under warranty so I have the option to get it replaced/fixed but I want to know if there's a patch or fix I can do? Thanks

Answer:AIO 700 - two mouse cursors and erratic behaviour

Hello IP2Thanks for using the Lenovo forums.Have a look on the following post, this should be able to help you find a fix for the issue.
Hope this helps, let us know how you get on.==================================================================================Did someone help you today? Thank them with a Kudo! If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!
This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and benefit from it.

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I am having some strange problems.... the power snapped off in the neighbourhood causing restarts of my computer.  I have no idea how many times it happend.. My symptoms are varied and intermittent:  the wacom tablet freezes but I can use the regular mouse;  I can access MSn but not google: my monitor blinks brighter in the blue menu areas,  photoshop froze when webroot started a scan, and when it ended, the photoshop workspace was missing except for the images and the palettes!   it was still frozen an hour later.  when my monitor flickers, my cpu fan seems to change momentum...i did a check for damaged ram and that seemed fine.  this morning the computer was its spunky old self, but then after an hour I had trouble receiving email and accessing sites...... verrrrrrry slow.are these symptoms of the beginning of the end??    is it just the power supply? or are these virus spyware symptoms?   I keep getting clean scans with webroot and trend micro.  I finally uninstalled adaware and spybot and microsoft beta in case they were conflicting. they didn't find anything either.I don't want to ahve to reformat my drive if I don't have!

Answer:erratic behaviour after power outages

spybot adaware and windows wouldnt conflict..did u have a surge protector with this happened?? did you do all of the scans in safe mode with system restore off??

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Very often but not always, when I boot the portable (Satellite M40X-186 Windows XP SP3) , after a while, the window Windows Media Player pops-up. I shut it but it reappears etc...very often also there is an erratic behaviour : the keyboard is inoperable or the letter which appears on the screen is not related to the key etc...or the cursor moves in an irrational way.
I have scanned all files for viruses (Avast tool) I have reinstalled XP, updated the ATI driver... but that does not seem to have solved the problem.

Any idea what is the cause of this malfunction ?
Thanks if you can help

Answer:Re: Erratic behaviour on Satellite M40X

When you start your notebook and enter BIOS settings, can you use keyboard and go through settings?

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I have been using PS/2 mouse for a long time. I threw my old PS/2 mouse because it was acting weird. The mouse icon would automatically move to the left side of the screen and stay there. Sometimes a jerk used to fix the problem. At other times I had to plug in the SERIAL mouse because the mouse stopped responding to the side scrolls. It would move up and down but not go sideways. So I thought it was a problem with the mouse and threw it away. I got a new PS/2 mouse and after like a month the old problem resurfaced. Now I think there is a problem with my PS/2 port. What can be the problems with the PS/2 port and how can I fix it?

Thank You.

Answer:Solved: Erratic PS/2 mouse behaviour

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I need some serious help with my laptop. I have a hp dv1000 Centrino. Today, as i was watching a video of a band called GB5, it froze. I could hear the videos in parts but then quickly tapped the keyboard to see what would happen. Suddenly the screen goes black and but the keyboard is still on. You can see the the power key on, music, and dvd button. the top ones were all on because it showed a blue light, except that the screen is still black.

Also, the computer has been tellin me that i need more memory because i only had 2% left until i cleaned everything up and it went up to 3%. Could not havin much memory anymore be the issue or is there an additional problem? Someone help me out. i'd appreciate it.

thanks in advance.

Answer:Erratic behaviour after improper shutdown

No, i've had to hold the power button to shut it off because the screen still wont show. The keys and power button will turn on but the screen wont show. Is this a battery issue or is it somethin more?

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Hi all, I have my main PC (PC1) running XP pro SP2 which is attached by cable to a Belkin adsl wireless modem/router. I am in the loft, and below me in a bedroom is PC2 running XP pro using a linksys wireless usb adapter. Thes two work fine together, sharing files/internet. PC3 is an older machine on ground floor running Win ME. I have installed the same linksys usb wireless adapter. I have spent hours on the phone to Belkin & Linksys! PC3 sees the router/modem but cannot connect to the internet. However, by some fluke yesterday it did connect and all was fine. Today for some reason it will not find the net again. Ip address etc and settings remain the same, have rebooted modem/router and PC1/2/3 to no avail. Can the weather affect it?? Signal etc seem to be good. It's driving me mad! Thought I'd cracked it yesterday only to find that it's back to square one today. Suggestions/tips appreciated.

Answer:Erratic behaviour PC3 on home wi-fi network

In Internet Options - Connections on PC3, have you set it to never dial a connection?

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Hope someone can help and this is in the right place, please move it if not - but in words of one syllable please for a computer idiot if possible.

Last few weeks my mouse (MS wireless 1000) has acted strangely in that sometimes, if I scroll down then the screen will shoot upwards again so I have to scroll down again but sometimes works fine and it's driving me mad! Not sure if it is a mouse problem or something else. Computer says it's working correctly. Also makes no difference if I change to new batteries. Some help would be very much appreciated; thank you.
So glad I've found this forum, I've missed the ComputerActive one since it shut down!

Sorry, Zoostorm W 7, Home Premium x 64.

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Hope someone can help and this is in the right place, please move it if not - but in words of one syllable please for a computer idiot if possible.

Last few weeks my mouse (MS wireless 1000) has acted strangely in that sometimes, if I scroll down then the screen will shoot upwards again so I have to scroll down again but sometimes works fine and it's driving me mad! Not sure if it is a mouse problem or something else. Computer says it's working correctly. Also makes no difference if I change to new batteries. Some help would be very much appreciated; thank you.
So glad I've found this forum, I've missed the ComputerActive one since it shut down!

Sorry, Zoostorm W 7, Home Premium x 64.

Answer:Erratic Mouse/Screen Behaviour.

I think that your scroll wheel encoder has a fail. Did you dropped any liquid over the mouse?
I would try any other mouse with scroll wheel (wired or wireless).

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

Answer:Windows 7 Erratic & Strange Behaviour

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

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Hi,  I am facing the problem of touchpad erractic behaviour the cursor keeps jumping around. The problem happened after I cleaned the touchpad with wet tissue. First I thought it was the moisture that maybe causing this issue however it has been 4 days now the problem continues. Over the threads I have seen that re-installing Synaptic Touchpad driver has resolved this issue for some people but it did not work for me. Any other suggestions?  How can i deassemble the touchpad only of the top cover in order to clean it? If there is any dirt that made into the frame of the touchpad. Thanks

Answer:Synaptic Touchpad erratic behaviour

Hello and welcome! Sorry for the wait.  Did you change out your battery lately with another one or have the original charger to your laptop? Those things can cause issues with the touchpad. I wouldn't recommend taking out the touchpad yourself, it is not very easy to do and plus you will have to take out a million screws to do it. I would take it a local repair shop or try out a USB mouse.

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Hi, People,

Just joined in the hope someone has a solution to this. My wife has a Vista Home Premium laptop on which she runs Quickbooks 5 for our Church accounts. In the past when sending printouts of balance sheets etc. to other members by email she was only able to use text files. For correct layout and formatting, it had to be snail mail. But I realised (yesterday!) that by using the xps document writer the printouts could be transmitted as email attachments and retain their original layouts and format.


When attempting to print using the xps writer (which happily appears in the printer choice box) we get the error message " Could not print to printer. Check your printer selection. Printing may have been cancelled by another program".

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling dot net 3.5 also the xps document writer itself to no avail. The xps writer works correctly with other programs for example Microsoft Word.

I thought it might be a problem with Quickbooks, so tried it with an installation on my XP laptop. I had to install dot net 3.5, but then it behaved perfectly, although if I cancel the save dialog I then get the error message which would appear to be particular to Intuit - the suppliers of Quickbooks. It does not appear if I cancel the save dialog in Word.

OK, for the occasions when the feature is needed I can transfer the files to my laptop and produce an xps document there. But not exactly satisfactory!

About the only difference in... Read more

Answer:xps document writer erratic behaviour

No response so far alas. But it seems strange that the file will 'write' in XP but not in Vista. Does anyone know where the Vista xps writer driver loader is located? Maybe if I (temporarily!) remove those files, I can get Vista to use the files supplied in dot net 3.5 They obviously worked in XP so maybe..... Incidentally I now have a 'true' printer installed on my laptop, and the xps writer still works ok, so no conflict there.



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win 98 750 mhz.system clock kept going wrong, was advised it was cmos batt,renewed same,now wot happens is s,times computer will start ok then other times it comes with message press F2 to load default values,F1 for set up. up to now i have only pressed F2 to load defaults when i do this the clock needs to be reset. please can anyone help,ps iam a total novice thank you.

Answer:erratic behaviour after cmos batt renewal

Looks like the battery you put in is no good, hope you put it in the correct way round

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I cannot use my portatil for writting because the keyboard has an erratic behavior. When you are wrinting it jumps to different positions in the line.

Probably it can be solved installing drivers again, but I not an expert, so someone can help about this matter.


Answer:Erratic behaviour of the keyboard of a Satellite R830


Disable the touchpad while writing and using the keyboard.
I had the same issue in the past.
Finally I noticed that I touched the touchpad surface accidentally while typing and this was the reason why the cursor jumped around.

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The DVD drive for this model is HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT30N.

From a previous post I was lead to understand that it is normal for the drive to click on boot. Once I have logged into W7 (after about 2 minutes) it will click again.

If I go into the PC Diagnostics Tool, it will click again.

It has also started clicking at random moments, which is very annoying.

I think this changed when I was fiddling around with one of the TOSHIBA options. I am guessing this could be either:

Toshiba TEMPRO
PC Diagnostic Tool
PC Health Monitor
Service Station

This really could be anything, but it is now so irritating that I have disabled HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT30N in devmgmt. I would rather not do this as I will have to keep enabling and disabling.

Any experts out there who understand the weird workings of this setup?


Answer:Satellite L750-16Z DVD Drive erratic behaviour

I just found these two links:



It appears as though I am not the only person having this problem...

The only sensible possibility that appears is this quote from the first link:

+<<Re: Clicking Noise from Toshiba Satellite L7555 CD/DVD drive+

+It is the Toshiba PC Health Monitor software. Disable or uninstall it and it will stop....please don't take it apart...>>+

+If+ this is the case will unticking the 'Toshiba PC Health Monitor' from msconfig startup work and is it safe to do?

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I have done some extensive testing on my Windows 8.1 Tablet downloads speeds and its extremely slow. The download speeds vary greatly from second to second; it will achieve 50kb/sec then the next second jump to 30kb/sec then back to 40kb/sec and continue this erratic behaviour. *It also looses connection or experiences very slow speeds when you move more than 5 metres from the Wireless Router.

Is there anything others have done to improve/fix download speeds on their Windows 8.1 tablets? By inspecting the hardware specs below; could the cause be the hardware or is it a software issue? *See my note about how our previous tablet and laptop also experienced these issues but resolved them itself.

Some important information:

I have tested the download performance of my tablet against another tablet (with half the RAM) and a Laptop.All devices are on the same networkAll devices use wireless connections to downloadI am in Australia where our internet speeds are terrible. So a good/great download speed is anything over 500kb/second. My ISP is Telstra BigPond.An interesting thing to be aware of is that the Laptop and the other tablet also suffered the same symptoms when we first got them; ie, weak wifi strength and slow speeds. Eventually the problems ceased (for the tablet - after about 6 mnths). Maybe the router or wifi adapters learns? Or maybe Windows Updates fix the problems?My tablet seems to always be using 99% of the Disk or 99% of the CPU even though I am not doing... Read more

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I have set my computer to go into standby after 30 minutes of inactivity (battery) or 45 minutes (power), but it is going into standby after 2 or 3 minutes. The screensaver is set to start after 30 minutes. I think I've double-checked every possibile option.
I recently had to create a new profile as the old one was corrupted, but I don't think this would be the cause of the problem.


Answer:Erratic standby behaviour in spite of settings...

It may be a very old bug (since win 7) where a mouse/keyboard wake event is not
correctly recognized, the solution i found is to press the power button to wake the laptop (instead of mouse/keyboard) then the inactivity time shoud be honoured;
this works for me, maybe it will work on your laptop as well

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**check attatchment**

my pc lately has been majorly underperforming and i dont know why

I havent made any major hardware changes or anything, its just recently started performing very badly! ive done spyware checks and virus, nothing found

Please help

Specs are

AMD Athlon 64bit FX51
NVIDIA Ge-force 6800GT
1gb of RAM

Answer:Major performance issue/ erratic behaviour

It is a possibility that your PSU could be going bad. Also run a memory test to check for RAM errors.

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I find that my PC is not always redialling automatically what can i do to ensure this?

Answer:Erratic 'Redial if line is dropped' behaviour?

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I recently purchased a Qosmio DX730 and the wireless mouse behaves erratically. It jumps about the screen and is just about manageable for basic use but practically useless for any detail work such as graphics manipulation. This isn't related to any particular program, happens with all software and windows desktop. Things I have tried but it doesn't solve the problem;
1. changed the batteries and resync'd
2. talked with toshiba helpline, uninstalled all drivers and reinstalled
3. searched for updated drivers (none)
4. tool wireless keyboard, mouse and transceiver back to shop and exchanged - still go the problem
The wireless keyboard works fine

I was wondering if I was getting some wireless interference but have turned off all other electric and electronic devices in the local area = no difference. I am reluctant to just give up and go to a plug in mouse because it is brand new. Any help appreciated.

Answer:Erratic mouse behaviour on Qosmio DX730

in the events of a faulty hardware it is always a good idea to see if the hardware behaves in the same erratic way on a different computer. so i would advise you to do this - if it's still erratic, theres nothing wrong with your software setup or hardware in your computer like the USB ports and most likely its a fault in the mouse itself

if its not erratic, we can get cracking on your problem =]

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The WiFi of my ASUS Zenbook UX303 works only erratically. Touching it or slight movements may improve signal strength.

To explain, I need to tell the whole story.

In September, just 9 months after purchase, the mainboard broke. I had to send in the notebook and the German technical support center replaced the mainboard. Fortunately they did not wipe the hard drive.

When the notebook returned I noticed that the lid was not assembled 100% properly, it was off by just 1mm. A little ugly but I do need to get some work done and it did not appear to inhibit functionality. Two weeks later the right hinge started to break because of this error in assembly. I had to send in the notebook again. They fixed both hinges, replaced the screen bezel and wiped the hard disk.

When the notebook returned this time I noticed that they had heavily scratched the hinge cover. And here is the core of this story:

Also the WiFi did behave strangley, the connection was a lot worse than before and sometimes only worked when I lifted the notebook 2 inches up from my lap. The behaviour is erratical. Just touching the notebook might boost the signal strength from 1 to 4 bars.​
My suspicion is/was that during the hinge assembly they had forgotten to reconnect the WLAN antenna which is mounted in the lid. Or maybe they failed to mount it properly.

I reported those errors and, yes, had to send it in again.
This time they replaced the lid cover but did not bother to fix the WLAN. They did not wipe t... Read more

Answer:Erratic WLAN behaviour on ASUS Zenbook UX303

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I have used Malwarebytes and OuptostPro Security suite and MS malicious removal tool to check my machine but nothing has been found. However when running Combofix the problems I experience are temporarily pacified then a day or two later the problems start to manifest themselves.The unusual behavior first began (that I noticed) after an unattended Windows update that forced a re-boot. From that point onwards I experienced the following misbehaviour of the PC;1.On shut down or request to enter sleep mode where as before my PC would wind down within less than a minute, now the process can take three or four or longer. More often than not Windows will announce that some service  continues to run in the background and presenting me with a choice to kill it but I can't because the (wireless) mouse cannot move. So the OS just hangs there at the same time fading out the desktop.2. When coming out of sleep the initial process is prompt. However once I've entered my password the action response of Windows can be; the screen contents comes up fast but there is a long delay - several minutes sometimes - before mouse activity is possible. BTW I notice that when this happens the mouse comes active shortly after the audio manager announces, on the task bar,  that speakers have been connected. It's as if device drivers are being held back. The other route the system may take (when coming out of sleep) is that all open applications appear as empty frames, black in the middle. Again... Read more

Answer:Win7 64-bit Pro, recent erratic behaviour at boot and shutdown

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Everything seems offline, problems only occur when trying to access certain websites i.e. Adobe, Java, Youtube videos etc. There were also strange start up programs with Chinese characters. This applys to both IE6 and Firefox (latest version). Exact same problems on my Mums computer that runs off the same router.

The problem first occured yesterday (19th) when Spybot search & destroy picked up a trojan called Win32.AutoRun.tmp. I deleted this file and everything seemed fine until today. I ran all the tools as suggested and will put in a new post.


Answer:Erratic behaviour with some websites & strange start up programs

Here's the

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I have a 500GB and a 1 TB internal HDDs on my win 7 professional 32 bit desktop. When I attach a 1TB USB HDD to the machines, it keeps getting recognised and de-recognised. The external HDD works fine on other machines and USB slots are also working fine. Is there some addressing limitation in win 7?

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]I have Win XP and OneNote 2010.

Often but not always, ON. greys my target but does not transfer to its page on the first attempt. I had tried waiting patiently for the transfer without any success. I discovered that, when it seems to hibernate like this, I can get my desired result by re-requesting the Screen Clipping feature. 2nd attempt always works -- never fails. Any ideas why I have to repeat so often ?

Answer:Solved: OneNote Screen Clippings Erratic Behaviour

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

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows Live Mail Erratic Behaviour

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

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

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Hi all
My father recently had a spyware problem with his laptop that I've tried my best to solve. Chrome seemed to be hijacked. On opening it, there was nothing but a white screen and no menus etc would load. A clean install of chrome resolved this. 
More sinister was AVG failing to load since it was 'blocked by a group policy'. Malwarebytes uncovered some threats, but AVG stayed non-functional. I edited the registry to get AVG to start and ran a scan on that that uncovered some examples of JS/Exploit and removed. Both AVG and MWB say the system is clean and all seems functional, but I'm not 100% convinced. 
Here are my logs...
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17344  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.71.2
Run by Ronnie at 20:25:39 on 2014-11-07
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.3767.1886 [GMT 0:00]
AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2015 *Enabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
AV: McAfee VirusScan *Disabled/Updated* {86355677-4064-3EA7-ABB3-1B136EB04637}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: McAfee VirusScan *Disabled/Updated* {3D54B793-665E-3129-9103-206115370C8A}
SP: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2015 *Enabled/Updated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664}
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *Disabled* {BE0ED752-0A0B-3FFF-80EC-B2269063014C}
============== Running Processes ===============
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Answer:AVG Blocked by Group Policy/Chrome erratic behaviour - still spyware?

Hi FranMar67
Your post is two days old. If you still need help-- download, run and post a FRST log and we will go from there and see whats going on.
Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.
Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system, download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version. Looks like you can get the 64 bit version.
    Right-click FRST then click "Run as administrator" (XP users: click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File).
    When the tool opens
    click Yes to disclaimer.
    Press the Scan button.
    When finished, it will produce a log called FRST.txt in the same directory the tool was run from.
    Please copy and paste the log in your next reply.
The first time the tool is run it generates another log (Addition.txt - also located in the same directory the tool was run from). Please also paste that, along with the FRST.txt into your next reply.
Get this also:
Checkmark following boxes:
Report IE Proxy Settings
Reset IE Proxy Settings
Report FF Proxy Settings
Reset FF Proxy Settings
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I had installed a trial version of Nero and the install got stuck. I sued regseeker to rid myself of all entries that mtched the term NERO and found that there were several that were not deleteable at all (permissions were not allowed to be set too). apart from Nero i discovered two other entries that were not deletable (setgting permissions and taking ownership does not help). Furthere there is a slow boot time and erratic behaviour in general that makes me strongly suspect rootkits and other malware. I have scanned with my trial version of Bitdefender with an updated database and also used the July version of the malicious removal tool from MS.

Here are the contents of my DDS text file

DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Sanjit Keskar at 14:52:15.20 on 11-08-2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6002.18005
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Ultimate 6.0.6002.2.1252.91.1033.18.3066.2066 [GMT 5.5:30]

AV: BitDefender Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {6C4BB89C-B0ED-4F41-A29C-4373888923BB}
SP: BitDefender Antispyware *enabled* (Updated) {8B2012EC-32D4-494F-BC03-832DB3BDF911}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: BitDefender Firewall *enabled* {4055920F-2E99-48A8-A270-4243D2B8F242}

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

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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I recently found my Windows Explorer working erratically at random times. I would use Windows explorer and it would be fine normally unless I was spending lengthy amount of time with an open folder in Windows explorer and opening another WIndows for a different folder and copying, moving or saving new or current files from other folders and/or from new pdf files saved for example and it would usually start to act behave erratically which could occur after an hour or more when I would suddenly right click to save or perhaps move a file and then it would start highlight in grey or black that part the cursor right clicked and suddenly another, and then I might try closing it and when it re-opened the same behaviour would occur again. If I tried continuing doing so it would get to the point where the cursor for Windows explorer just goes round and round continuously or just freezes and won't close and I have to restart my computer. 
I have scanned my laptop using my own security tools, Avast Premier and Malwarebytes Anti-malware, as well as the online security scanners Panda Cloud Cleaner and ESET online scanner. None of those found any issues. I then ran sfc /scannow and no integrity violations or issues showed up. I then also ran Windows Memory diagnostic test which showed not issues with my RAM. 
I have attached two files showing examples of what happens, and would appreciate any help and advice on what I could do to fic the issue.
Kin... Read more

Answer:Windows Explorer's erratic behaviour - Windows 8.1

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

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Question: Erratic DVD

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

Answer:Erratic DVD

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

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Question: Erratic

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


Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Have you check your touchpad/mouse settings?

Make and model of your computer and mouse?

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Question: Erratic fan

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

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Question: Erratic PC

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

Pop ups have been turned off.

At the same time the PC is behaving erratically.

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

Help please

Answer:Erratic PC

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Well, my browsers sloww..heres my log...and another thing Im not sure about. A few months back I was using microsoft update for an update which i dont recall. My comp lost power about 3/4 thru. Since then i noticed a new IE browser installed on my F: drive which is second hard drive i really only use for mp3's etc.And its file is named F:953b3148137fc..and it seems to have IE files in in. Maybe a conflict? Please check my log..thanks guys..Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2Scan saved at 5:37:13 AM, on 1/18/2005Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)Running processes:C:\windows\System32\smss.exeC:\windows\system32\winlogon.exeC:\windows\system32\services.exeC:\windows\system32\lsass.exeC:\windows\system32\svchost.exeC:\windows\System32\svchost.exeC:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\windows\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\VERIZO~1\SUPPOR~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exeC:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exeC:\WINDOWS\DELLMMKB.EXEC:\Program Files\Verizon Online\VisualIPInsight\IPClient.exeC:\Program Files\Verizon Online\VisualIPInsight\IPMon32.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver\LVCOMS.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exeC:\windows\System32\spool\drivers\... Read more

Answer:HJT log -help~cpu very erratic

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

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Question: Low, erratic FPS

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

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

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

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

It's particularly noticeable if I try and run around somewhere quite complex, like the cities or forests. Then it's a pretty constant 10-20... Read more

Answer:Low, erratic FPS

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

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

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Question: Erratic & Slow

Once again, performance is flat and activity is erratic. BitDefender, RegistryMechanic and Spybot S&D only find cookies and lost reg entries. etc.- no threats at all really. I have done almost everything in the forum re "non-malware stuff" and created my logs. I have lots of startups but my family would kill me in my sleep if I took them from the desktop and hid them.

Answer:Erratic & Slow

Sorry. Wrong folder. When I find the right one I'll post it.
 hijackthis.log   6.08KB

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

Answer:where to find help for erratic cd-rw

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

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

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

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Question: Erratic touchpad

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

Answer:Erratic touchpad

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

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Question: Erratic cursor

I am running XP Pro on my laptop. During any typing (Word, email etc), the cursor jumps causing typing to overwrite or delete. I have changed the mouse several times, updated the drivers, searched for virus' and removed malware, all to no avail. Does anyone know why this might be happening and what I can do to rectify it?

Answer:Erratic cursor

I may be looking down the complete wrong solution route however, what type of mouse is it? (optical or ball)Aidan

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Hello there, my first post here

Ok let's get on with it.

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

I just bought a new PC...

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

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

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

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

I tried installing the video drivers and sound drivers.

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

ANY help would be appreciated,


Answer:Erratic behavior in XP

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

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

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

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

Best of luck,

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Question: Erratic mouse

Ive just joined this forum and would welcome some help please.
My mouse jumps all over the screen, opens up programmes and drop down boxes on the desktop without me even touchin it, sometimes the pointer disappears totally. I can sometimes cure this by ctrl/alt/del and then just close the task mgr box, other times I have to reboot. I'm positive this is not a hardware problem, but a virus type thing. I've actually changed the mouse and no difference. I did have the same problem some time ago, got help from another forum, had to run various programmes, including Hijack, posted logs etc and after deleting files as advised, the problem was solved. Unfortunately the person who helped is no longer on that forum, and nobody else seems able to help. I run XP, semperon 3000, 1 gig ram.
Any help gratefully accepted !!!!

Answer:Erratic mouse

Oops sorry, just read posting instructions, will perform and come back.....................

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When I plug my Logitech MX518 mouse into the rear of my MSI Z77A-G45 moboard it (the mouse) either stops working or becomes very erratic to the point of freezing the computer.
Plugged into the front of the board it works flawlessly.

Answer:Why does my mouse act up and become very erratic

The rear interface is bad.

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Question: Erratic Clock

Using a ECS K7S5A mainboard for few months and suddenly the clock output has become totally erratic. Makes no difference if Computer is on or off clock will lose minutes or even the odd hour. Running Win XP Professional and wonder if anyone else has had a similar problem or any suggestions as to what to do other than change the mainboard?. Many Thanks. RDG.

Answer:Erratic Clock

Change the battery on the motherboard.

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Question: Cursor Erratic !

I don't know if this is a Vista Home Premium problem or Windows Mail, but since it seems to involve many Programs, I classified it here.

Every time I type anything, the cursor jumps around like it has a mind of its own, splitting words in the middle w/ new typing, dropping letters, dropping Capital letters, etc.

I didn't think I was that terrible at typing !


Answer:Cursor Erratic !

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When work on computer typing or doing anything, screen just jumps to anything it wants to. I have to go back to start to get rid of it. It will do it frequently.

Answer:how to fix an erratic touchscreen

Does it do it with the power unplugged?

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Question: Erratic WiFi

Hi, I have a Thinkpad T61 running an Intel 4965AGN. I've had many problems connecting to public WiFi networks, the most recent problem being at an airport lounge. The network was open, unencrypted, and other computers were using it fine. Sometimes Access Connections won't connect at all, most of the time it connects, but won't acquire an IP address (i get the first green check, and the second is a red X). I don't think its software, as i've done a full restore (for another reason), and the problem is the same. any help is appreciated,thanks,Al 

Answer:Erratic WiFi

Hello, try to disable and enable your network adapter, before you try to connect to Airport network.Sometimes AC, my Version 4.52, gets no IP, when it was hibernated or in standby before. RegardsAndreasMessage Edited by Agotthelf on 09-24-2008 03:36 PM

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S0metimes when I boot up it will not complete it. The sequence at those times is as follows, On switching, on the Bios window appears, then a white progress bar runs acros the bottom of the screen, Then the Microsoft window with the Microsoft logo appears with a horizontal bar in which 3 blue little squares run across from left to right but when it plays up the 3 blue squares are stationary, unlike normally when they run across about 6 times. After that it will go no further and the welcome screen does not appear. I then have to turn the PC off via the on/off button on the front of PC. On switching on again I am offered the option of starting normally or using last known configuration. Using either of those options will boot it up fully ok. The problem does not happen every time i bootup. My OS is XPhome sp2. Can anyone suggest what might be causing this please.

Answer:Erratic bootup sometimes.

Hi, I don't know what might be causing it, but in circumstances like that, it does no harm to run CCleaner click here when you have it up and running normally.

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Question: Erratic Mouse!!!

For two days now, the Trust Optical Wireless Mouse that I use has been playing up (I have an Acer Aspire 5105 laptop, and generally use this mouse rather than the built-in touchpad). This 'misbehaviour' seems to be limited to those occasions when I'm using Windows components, such as regedit, msconfig etc, and have to choose options from drop-down menus; I scroll down, release the mouse and the menu returns to the beginning, as if there were a spring there. Same thing when I use the bottom scroll bar; if I drag the bar towards the right with the mouse, when I let go of the mouse, the scroll bar returns to the left. I end up having to use the keyboard arrows or the touchpad to choose menu options.The only real change to my pc, apart from the usual Microsoft updates, has been the removal of Comodo Firewall and AVG antispy ware.Florio

Answer:Erratic Mouse!!!

You presumably have a driver disk for the mouse - try loading it again - it should only take a few moments to do.

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Question: Erratic scrolling

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

Answer:Erratic scrolling

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

Then try this

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

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Question: Erratic & Slow

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

Answer:Erratic & Slow

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

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Question: Erratic System

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

Answer:Erratic System

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

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Question: erratic start-up

My computer is four months old, it works perfectly with one exception. Every now and then it will not boot up unleaa the electricity is switched off at the mains and switched on again after about ten seconds.I know this is a small complaint but would appreciate anyone knowing why this should happen.

Answer:erratic start-up

The difference between switching off at the mains and switching off at the computer front panel is that while the mains is on there is still a standby 5V applied too the motherboard. It's this 5V standby that enables the front panel switch to start up the computer and also, if it's enabled, to allow external activity such as a modem or LAN to switch the computer on. Although this is only a small niggle at the moment it could be the beginning of a more serious problem developing and shouldn't be happening. The retailer should sort this out for you.

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Question: CPU temp erratic

i have just finished building a system for my brother in law. Intel mb and Celeron 2.5ghz CPU I have been running it for the last day and a half(not contiually)to make sure it is ok. I have just loaded XP Service pack two and then I checked the CPU temp using sisandra, to my amazement the temp was 12%Centigrade 50.4 Farenheit. This is the lowest temp I have ever seen on any of my systems, the fan is just a bog standrd CPU fan can this be right? or is sisandra recording a wrong temp somehow. I checked it a few mins ago in the BIOS and it is recording 50C now that is more believable if not a tad hot, now it is 29C it seems to be a bit irratic.

Answer:CPU temp erratic

BIOS is the one to check not a software one. this should work with a diode under CPU

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Question: erratic touchpad..

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

Answer:erratic touchpad..

Quote: Originally Posted by rl7

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

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

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

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

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Question: Cursor erratic

- portable dell mini inspiron -xp
cant have control- ca n t write
please help is it touchpad or m ouse , materiel or software?

Answer:Cursor erratic

I had a similar problem on my Insipron 1520.

The touchpad becomes erratic and will start clicking by itself. Reinstalling the drivers did not help. You can try this (Device Manager > Mice > Right click and uninstall ... then reboot) and see if it helps. However like I said, it didn't for me.

I confirmed this to be a hardware issue because the same problem would happen when I boot Ubuntu. A temporary fix would be to hibernate the computer for 10 minutes then resume.

Solution: Replace the touchpad. I was able to find one for mine for $20. The documentation on Dell's website explains how to remove and reassemble.

Try searching for your model. Seems to me their Symantic touchpads go bad after about 2 or 3 years, depending on how much use.


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Question: Erratic mouse?

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


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Question: Erratic behavior

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

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

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

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

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

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Answer:Erratic behavior


Please do the following:

Download ComboFix from one of the following locations:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Question: BSOD erratic

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

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

I almost shot me with a water pistol.

Thanks for your help

Answer:BSOD erratic

Welcome aboard, Marc Alzieu.

Update display driver.

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

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

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

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

Let us know the situation.

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Question: Erratic Fan Speeds

I've just bought a P4 3.06GHz with HT, with on board graphics, 512 Mb ram, DvD rw .As far as I can tell there are 2 fans ,1 on the chip (running at low speed continuously), 1 on the PSU (running at low speed continuously). Every now and again one of the fans pulses several times(that is increases speed temporarily,for a very short time),I am not running any intensive programs (just IE or maybe a really old game), but the unit is near a radiator that ive turned down to minimum.Ive moved up from a 433Mhz which either ran the fans at full speed for long periods or was quiet enough the rest of the time. Any ideas about the cause and remedies ?

Answer:Erratic Fan Speeds

Your CPU fan may be setup to spin faster when it reaches a certain temp , i have a Volcano cooler on a Gigabyte board , when the temp gets to 40 the fan speeds up for a few seconds till the temp drops again.When you boot up does the fan run full speed then drop after 30 seconds or so? , that could be a sign of this type of setup.

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


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

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Question: Erratic Mouse

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

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

Answer:Erratic Mouse

Hello FoSho,

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

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

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

Hope this helps!

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Question: Erratic mouse

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

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

is there anyway to fix this?

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Question: erratic startup

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

Answer:erratic startup

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

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Question: internet erratic

Hi again,
Having a little problem while using the net. We are on LAN. While surfing, I can hit the home button, but most of the time it goes to a blank clear page, I can then hit the refresh key and it goes to my Yahoo home page. I have attached a log from Hijack this as you requested the last time I had problems. By the way, everything you suggested worked perfectly. Thanks a bunch for your help. You guys (and gals) are great..
Michael Webb
West Virginia

Answer:internet erratic

nothing obvious inn the log, but that versipon of HJt is out of date and some newer hbaddies won't show

update to the latest version 1.97.7 and post a new log please

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Question: erratic computer

hello can some one running xp pro.i had pc-cillion 2000 but now pc-cillion 2003 i have a firewall on.but my computer is running very erratic .eg, sometimes my cursor shoots all over the screen and my programs freeze.and at the same time program frames shoot up for no reason.this happens if on internet or just pc.i have run virus scan but it comes up with nothing.any ideas would be helpful.thank you.

Answer:erratic computer

Could be the mouse. Check for fluff, and waggle the cable.

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Question: Erratic Cursor

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



Answer:Erratic Cursor

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

Does this solve your problem, PoppyJ?

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


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

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Question: Erratic Cursor


I have a Dell Studio, since I bought I have had problems with the cursor being erratic. Dell has not been able to pinpoint the problem. My Hard drive crashed and when they replaced it and at the same time replaced the touch pad, everything worked fine until I restored the old files to the new hard drive. I do not know if it is a file or what but have run antivirus software and nothing comes up. Please advise.


Answer:Erratic Cursor

hello, what operating system is this? XP,Vista???

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Question: R50 erratic mouse

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

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