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Forced slowdown?

Question: Forced slowdown?

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

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Preferred Solution: Forced slowdown?

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

Answer: Forced slowdown?

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

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First of all, here's my notebook specs:
Code:

Dell Inspiron 3420 (i3)
Intel Core i3-3110M Processor (3M Cache, 2.40 GHz)
Windows 7 Ultimate
2GB DDR3 1333Mhz
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M 1GB DDR3 graphics with Optimus
14.0 inch LED Backlit Display with True Life and HD resolution (1366 x 768)
2.0W speakers w Waves MaxxAudio 3
500GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)

I was watching a movie. And then, while it was playing in the background, I opened a web page. When I came back to the movie, everything freezes, and my speaker played a very noisy static. I forced it to shutdown by holding the power button.

Trouble came when I turned it back on a minute after. I decided to start Windows normally. The startup was very slow, and after that everything slows down heavily. My desktop loads perfectly fine (Even the widget clock was working fine). My cursor moves smoothly, but I can't seem to click on anything (I confirmed that my mouse works fine). I can't even get inside a folder. I clicked on the Start button and nothing happened (except that it flashes when my cursor moves over it).

I tried going into safe mode. The startup was still slow, but a bit faster than before. Then I tried playing the movie I was watching. It runs fine (albeit with of course heavily reduced graphic, and no sound).

Help?
 

Answer:Overall slowdown after computer freeze and forced shutdown

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Question: Forced Log-off

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

Answer:Forced Log-off

Greetings

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

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

Cheers

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

[email protected]

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

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

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Question: Forced to wn 10

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

Answer:Forced to wn 10

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

Answer:Will I be forced onto WLM 2010?

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

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

Answer:Forced PC update...

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

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






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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:PC just FORCED Windows 8.1. Now What?

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

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

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

Answer:Forced read of a CD/DVD

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

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

Answer:Happy With The Forced Fed Ie7 Yet?

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

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will i ever be forced to load sp2?
 

Answer:forced to load sp2?

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

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

Answer:Forced into a reservation?

Ooooh, you're going to get it now!

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Question: Forced Shutdowns

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

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

Answer:Forced Shutdowns

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

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



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

Answer:Forced to different site

Hello again

To me it sounds like you could still be infected:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:win 10 forced updates

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

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

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

Answer:Forced M S upgrades

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

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

Answer:Forced Minimization

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

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

Answer:forced download win 10

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

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

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Question: Forced 8.1 upgrade

Howdy folks, hope everyone is doing well.

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

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

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

Answer:Forced 8.1 upgrade

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

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Question: forced shut down!!

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

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

Answer:forced shut down!!

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

Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

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Question: Forced Shutdown

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

Here is what was running on my last shutdown:



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

If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate some help.

Answer:Forced Shutdown

  
Quote: Originally Posted by huffman


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

Here is what was running on my last shutdown:

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

If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate some help.


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

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Question: Forced Hibernation

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

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

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

Answer:IE6 forced close-down

Run a repair click here

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

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

Hello Aunoni, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

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

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

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Question: forced shutdown

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

Answer:forced shutdown

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

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Question: Forced update XP

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

Answer:Forced update XP

Link

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Question: Forced Reboot

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

Answer:Forced Reboot

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

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

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

Answer:AVG, forced removal.

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

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

Answer:Forced Installation of Win 10

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

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Question: Forced into Domain

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

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

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

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

Can anyone recommend anything??

Answer:Forced into Domain

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

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

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

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

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

Help pl... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Question: Forced Upgrade

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

Answer:Forced Upgrade

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Question: forced updates

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

Answer:forced updates

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

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

I am being effected by both BSOD and spyware

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Upgrade to W10 FORCED UPON ME.

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

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Question: Forced reboots

Hi all,

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

My specs are as follows:

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

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

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

Answer:Forced reboots

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Question: Forced Reboots

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

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Question: Forced To Sign In

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

Answer:Forced To Sign In

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8

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

Answer:Forced to use FireFox 34.

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

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Question: Forced Upgrade

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

Answer:Forced Upgrade

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Question: Forced Restart

Hi

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

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

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

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

Answer:Forced Restart

what motherboard are you using?
try clearing the CMOS
 

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Question: Forced shutdown

Hi everyone,

I have an

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks!

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

Answer:Forced shutdown

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

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

I have attached HJT, any suggestions?

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

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

Can anyone help please?
 

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

Computer Specs Are:

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

Answer:Forced To Under-Clock :(

See if theres an updated BIOS for the board.
 

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Question: forced shutdown

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

Answer:forced shutdown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Getting brute forced

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

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

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



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

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

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


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

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Answer:Being forced to different site

Bump!

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

Answer:w7 forced shut down

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

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Question: Forced updates?

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

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

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

Answer:Forced updates?

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

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

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Question: forced to restart

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

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

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

Answer:forced to restart

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

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

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Question: Forced to upgrade.

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

So I went ahead and ordered these:

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Forced to upgrade.

Bah.. we lost another one..

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

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Question: Xbox app forced

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

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

Answer:Forced to use FireFox 34.

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

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Hi everyone, im new here

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

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

Answer:Computer Forced Off?

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

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

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

thank you

Answer:Will Win 10 be a forced download?

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

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

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Computer crash while afk

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

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


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



I thank to VirGnarus
and I also appreciate your helps!

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Question: Forced resolution

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

Answer:Forced resolution

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

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

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

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Question: Forced Uninstall

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

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

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

Answer:Forced Uninstall

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

then we'll all know
 

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

Answer:Forced to run EVERYTHING as administrator

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So I remember last summer probably.. when I was switching to Windows 10 and trying to make it look as close to the classic look with the normal taskbar with no pinning, normal quick launch buttons, a proper and configurable start menu with subfolders to sort my programs according to their purpose. I made it.. somehow against all the odds I did it and have been loving what I achieved. Nice, clean, starts up fast and works.

I updated it a bit, too and to the build 11082 (Windows 10 Pro). After that I rejected any updates, because I had to reconfigure a number of things, which just took unnecessary time. This week, Windows tells me that the build will expire in July 15th and afterwards will slowly not start working anymore and eventually I would have to update..

Ok, Windows. At one point I DID try refreshing my system up to whatever build it was, 14xxx, I don't remember. I did. I then went through all of the hassle trying to make File Explorer look okay, trying to get rid of the "preview build" watermark in the corner (I PAID for this thing! Seriously?!), not to mention the start menu and so forth. At some point, these old tricks ceased to work. I cannot disable the lock screen anymore.. and what is worse, my PC starts up SLOWER than before, giving me the loading circle twice and flinching weirdly between screens. That's what I did and lived through and eventually decided to stick with build 11082, where everything worked and looked the way I like it.

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Answer:Win 10 Pro forced upgrade.. sigh.

zil said:

This week, Windows tells me that the build will expire in July 15th and afterwards will slowly not start working anymore and eventually I would have to update.



If they do what they did with expired preview builds in the past it won't slowly stop working. It will simply fail to boot at all and you will have no choice but to do a clean install (of some later version). You could set you BIOS clock forward and test it out but definitely is just refused to boot in the past.

What is your problem with lock screen? You mean you don't want + L to work? Or you want to boot straight to desktop? If it is the second you can do that with netplwiz (Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup - Windows 10 Forums)

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






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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello. This is my first post as I just joined. I hope I am doing things right! My PC will not shutdown properly. When I try to shutdown a screen will appear saying 'Sidebar.exe' asking me to force the shutdown. All of the Gadgets disappear but it only leaves one Gadget, the currency gadget on the desktop and then the forced shutdown screen appears asking me to force shutdown. I think the Sidebar.exe stops responding at shutdown. This started to happen not long ago and happens everytime. Any ideas? I am running Windows 7 64 bit. Now not only the currency gadget, it seems other gadgets too.
I had done some checks on my own like closing the gadgets and see if it happens, and it still happens. Any ideas or solutions?
Thanks in advance.

Answer:My PC Has To Be Forced To Shutdown - Windows 7 64 bit

Hello OJHK and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's possible that you have damaged or corrupt system files preventing a normal shut down. Try running a System File Checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two, this tutorial.) If any problems are noted run the scan 3 times rebooting in between each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If the SFC doesn't help I'd next try the suggestions in this Microsoft Answers forum thread.

Windows 7 will not shut down - Microsoft Answers

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hello
I left my PC for 30 minutes or so and got THE SCARE when I came back

Win 10 was installing - the screen said "25% ready" or some such
I panicked ! I pulled the plug off the wall !!

when I restarted all was blocked, had to go through a new hard restart
and "the thing" has erased all my restore points !!!!

I have had those messages to install Win 10 for months
I DON'T WANT IT
now there is no way I can leave my desk with the PC on

unless you help me !
how can I stop this horrible threat ?

Answer:Win 10 forced on me ! scared and furious !!

Why did you let windows install Windows 10 updates ??

As long as you don`t let your computer install any Windows 10 updates, you`ll never get windows 10.
Ultimate Outsider - Software Downloads

Ultimate Outsider: Using GWX Control Panel to Permanently Remove the 'Get Windows 10' Icon

GWX Control Panel Download

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pcmDTDRGgA

He said "Horrible Threat"

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Hello everyone!
I have a windows 7 machine that has been working perfectly up until now. Whenever I turn on my computer, the screen dims and I can't turn up the brightness. I can't use my fingerprint reader, I can't use my wifi, I can't turn on my sound. I don't know what happened, it was working the night before. Also it is forced into windows classic. All I did to it last night was ran the McAfee virtual technician and ran MSconfig to change Windows 7 to the default operating system. And no I don't have another operating system running on my machine It just got messed up for some reason. And also I just reinstalled Windows 7 recently please help.

Answer:Windows Classic is forced

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jhansen965


Hello everyone!
I have a windows 7 machine that has been working perfectly up until now. Whenever I turn on my computer, the screen dims and I can't turn up the brightness. I can't use my fingerprint reader, I can't use my wifi, I can't turn on my sound. I don't know what happened, it was working the night before. Also it is forced into windows classic. All I did to it last night was ran the McAfee virtual technician and ran MSconfig to change Windows 7 to the default operating system. And no I don't have another operating system running on my machine It just got messed up for some reason. And also I just reinstalled Windows 7 recently please help.


Is this a desktop system or a laptop? Irrespective, did you check your power settings?

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So my computer started running extremely sluggishly today. Went into task manager and then Resource Monitor only to find out my computer was running anywhere between 90-100% CPU Usage. Pulled up my anti-virus, anti-malware, Registry cleaner and anti-spyware IMMEDIATELY and found absolutely nothing with full scans on any of them. looked into CPU Usage and found about 20 iexplorer.exe processes. Must say first that I do not even have Internet Explorer on this computer. Every time I'd end said processes, more would pop up. I could not get rid of them for good! Rebooted in Safe mode and reran all cleaners and again, nothing's found. Right now I'm looking at Reg Cure's startup log and I've found this: ncxsaromew.exe I have never seen this before and can find nothing about it on the Internet while searching it. At the moment I have it disabled for startup in the registry, but don't know if it's safe to completely remove it. Any ideas? Also, anyone else have issues with a bunch of iexplorer.exe processes showing up and taking over your CPU Usage? Any information would be greatly appreciated!OH! Also, these iexplorer.exe processes do not show up under CPU Usage if I'm booted in safe mode. Afraid to restart in normal mode and have the same issues!!!!

Answer:Being forced to run in safe mode

Please follow the instructions in the following link and post your logs: http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,46313.0.html

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Although not Windows 10 fault my machine got hung up accessing a misbehaving NAS network share. Unfortunately it couldn't resolve and I couldn't restarte explorer. I then tried a shutdown via Ctrl Alt delete but it just laboured on 'restarting' but didn't do it. I left it a few minutes.

anyway long story short, I was forced to hold down power button to eventually shut machine off. I rebooted and all seems okay with the machine. I restarted the NAS (which had been troubling) and can see no ill effects but it concerns me. I use fast start so I don't think Windows hiberysys file would of appreciated the unclean shutdown - are there any side effects I should be looking out for? I think I've got away with it but certainly don't want to be shutting down the machine in this way again

i blame the Mac OS X for the mess. The NAS in question isn't great but I had been using our iMac to try and write to it and to be honest OS X and samba are not a marriage made in heaven. The whole thing stalled. Quite why I then tried to access same share on the Windows machine and cause the ruckus is beyond me but this was the catalyst for having to shutdown like this

Answer:Forced shutdown safe?

No, a forced shutdown is not safe. If there were no potential ill effects of a forced shutdown the normal shutdown procedure would never have been designed. With a normal shutdown processes are allowed time to terminate themselves in an orderly way. A forced shutdown bypasses all of this and processes are forcibly terminated with no regard for their current state or what they were doing. This may result in registry entries or files not being updated properly, data corruption, or data loss. There are a large number of possible outcomes. I am not saying these things are likely, only that they are possible. It all depends on the state at the time of shutdown and you can't normally know that with sufficient detail.

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I don't know if it's the right place but I hope so

Recently I've been working in word and then suddenly the computer started to shutdown and install some update. After that it rebooted and restored everything (much like after hibernation). Why did this happen? Shouldn't I get some sort of info that the update requires the system to reebot and let me decide WHEN I want that to happen? Is it some new microsoft policy to do that?
My updates are set to automatically download and install.

Answer:forced reboot on update?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by beholder


I don't know if it's the right place but I hope so

Recently I've been working in word and then suddenly the computer started to shutdown and install some update. After that it rebooted and restored everything (much like after hibernation). Why did this happen? Shouldn't I get some sort of info that the update requires the system to reebot and let me decide WHEN I want that to happen? Is it some new microsoft policy to do that?
My updates are set to automatically download and install.


well under the settings given when you use automatically download and install the group policy editor default is to warn you 5 minutes prior to an automatic reboot, you can however turn this off if you have access to group policy editor which is available in professional, ultimate and enterprise

It can be well awkward if your not paying attention, in fact I was in the middle of a raid playing WOW with a few mates and my computer decided it was going to reeboot then once back to desktop it proudly announced it had installed updates

let me know if you want to turn this option off

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So, a few weeks ago I let my nephew use my laptop and he picked up a Trojan. I installed a program to remove it and it seemed to have work but then I started to have another problem. I can't open any programs without running it as an administrator. If I don't I get an error message that says, "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel." I thought it was from the program I downloaded but I removed it and it's still happening.

Answer:[SOLVED] Forced to run everything as Administrator

Always back up your registry before making any changes:

When you run an .exe file on a Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7-based computer, the file may start a different program
File Association Fixes for Windows 7 - The Winhelponline Blog

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Hello !

I search tips how install windows 7 in 32 bit with CPU 64 bit ?

Because I have a really important little software that work only in 32 bit.

P.s. I try install with 64 bit and doesn't work !
Thanks in advance for your answer

Answer:How Forced installation in 32bit (with 64 bit CPU)

you didn't fill out your system specs

Installing the 32-bit version is exactly the same as installing the 64-bit version.

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Hey all, I've got a 2x 780ti on sli and an ASus rampage IV black edition hooked up to two brand new monitors. I have been having trouble with my headset and was hearing myself so after messing around with he USB's my keyboard randomly shut down while it was still plugged in so I tried to reboot, but then it got stuck on windows "shutting down" so I had to force boot it and now when I turn it on everything powers up but nothing displays to the monitors and it force boots at the press of the power switch instead of holding it like normal. It's a weird issue, can someone please help? I'm starting to get desperate here!

Answer:I get no display after forced shutdown.

Welcome,
That sounds very much like a power supply problem. One of the voltages is either incorrect or missing. Quickest solution is usually a new power supply
Keep us posted

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

Answer:windows 10 forced updates

Hello Reeves,

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

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

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

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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

Answer:Windows 10 Forced Updates on RTM

Hi there

You can ALWAYS turn updates off by various SIMPLE means.

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

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

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

Cheers
jimbo

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Hello,

Is it safe to use quick and forced shutdown software on XP or a Windows platform ?
(Not a timer. I just double-click to force-shutdown my XP)

Thank you.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Answer:Quick and forced shutdown

I am not really sure what you are referring to? What do you mean quick and forced shutdown?

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Hey now...So a couple mos. back I picked up an Acer Aspire. 1 gig RAM, 80 gig HD, Intel Atom, Win XP. Pretty standard issue stuff. 'Puter was runnin' fine til about 2 hrs. ago. I started up and got as far as the Welcome screen, when it just shutdown, no reboot, it just turned off. Try and try again as I might, but to no avail. Same result with every attempt. Will not even start in to Safe Mode. I choose the option, then in about 3 seconds it shuts down. It seems to me that the 'puter may not be making it's usual sounds, ie: I can hear the HD whirring and such, but I don't seem to hear a system fan. It just does not seem to be making it's usual fuss. I am thinking that it coud be an overheating issue, but it doesn't even come on long enough for that. Is this a protection measure? Any help appreciated.
Thanks!

Answer:Forced shutdown at Welcome screen...

I don't know about a laptop but my old desktop had overheating problems
when the heatsink broke up and i was having the same problems as
you. I think it is a protection measure for the CPU because those things
get hot very quickly.

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Made the mistake of shutting down windows 7 32 bit after it froze "forced shutdown" IE8 froze up.My pc will not reboot all i get is 0xc000000f or 0xc0000009 errors, keeps telling me there is a problem with my Sata Harddrive. Pc will not start only thing i get is a blank screen only way i have of getting my installation dvd to work is to disconnect the HDD.When i reconnect it at the repair screens can,t do system repairs or systems restore or anything else. will not start in safe mode does not respond to f1,f2,f8,f11,f12 or anything else have tried making up a win pe cd but this suffers from the same problems as my installation dvd. Will try to get hold of a repair cd/iso to see if i can repair the HDD but not to sure how to go about this.Bios updates with a blank screen there not a lot i can do with a Bios update at this time, resetting Bios to factory or default settings no good in saying that HDD still showing on Bios and if i setup as a RAID HDD will show up at the start of a reboot but that it. Having to use my old pc in order to get online if microsoft has a uk contact number that would be nice.One more thing this is the 2nd HDD drive that win 7 has messed up ( what i would like to say i cannot print) the 1st just died the 2nd has errors i will not go a 3rd....back to xp pro.

Answer:windows 7 forced shutdown

If you have a second computer the least technical means of repair might well be to take out the non-booting HDD and slave it to the 2nd PC, where you can run chkdsk on it to effect repairs...

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I wasn't sure if this was a Windows 7 question or a hardware question, so here it is.

This is a HP laptop G56 with Windows 7 Home Premium

I did not have this problem for the first couple weeks after I resurrected this laptop from it's dusty resting place; lately, however, every time I lift the lid and get ready to do something, I get a message to the effect of "please wait while Windows configures updates (or installs updates); do not turn off your computer while this is being done"

Sometimes there are many updates and it takes forever and all I can do is walk away and do something else; this is to say the least quite inconvenient.

Neither of our other Windows 7 machines ever do this.

Did I do something to cause this ?

What can I do to fix it ?

Thanks for reading.
 

Answer:Always Forced to Wait for Updates

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hi all, well if I can get on to the internet via network connection do I have to use aol software cannot seem to get on via there web site only through network keep getting message 47-ac 3001 0x8410018 please call isp don't realy want to do that cost a packet and they are not as good as you all with problems buy the way reloaded cd aol 9 again again again thanks for replys if you can help xp2

Answer:forced dial bb 90vr

Things may have changed, but when I was on AOL (1948) I simply minimised AOL browser and opened Internet Explorer.

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Before you say I should read the tutorials, I already did.
I have made the changes to only notify me of updates...like the Tuesday ones. It does do this, but I wait a few days to download and install them to be sure there are no issues reported.

Here is what happens though. If I wait too many days...like 'til Saturday, I can be using my system and then get a popup saying that I need updates and it will not let me do anything else until I download and install them. Sometimes this can take a while when I only turned the system on to do a quick check on something. Can I avoid this?

Answer:Can I STOP Forced Update?

MPSAN said:

Before you say I should read the tutorials, I already did.
I have made the changes to only notify me of updates...like the Tuesday ones. It does do this, but I wait a few days to download and install them to be sure there are no issues reported.
.....



You should read the correct tutorials

Ethernet Connection - Set as Metered or Unmetered in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Wireless Network Metered Connection - Set in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Windows Update - Defer Upgrades in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
and
Windows Updates - Hide or Show in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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

Answer:Forced shut down event log

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

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I have a dualboot laptop that I mostly use with Linux. In the second partition I installed Win10 professional rather than home for the explicit reason that I wanted to block all updates (after having it update once), reason being that I didn't want to be bothered by constant reminders and reboots. The partition is imaged and I don't use it much anyway, so I don't fear malware - anything that infects it would be easily wiped by a simple reimage.

So I disabled the updates via the policy editor, and it's been working hassle-free for months

However, today I booted it up and started working, and unexpectedly a message appeared telling me that it would reboot in a few minutes to apply an update - it didn't ask me for a time or authorisation and wouldn't let me delay it, which is infuriating enough in its own right. And reboot it did, taking its damn time applying the update too, and rebooted again, and then I had to reapply all the system settings that had been reset by the anniversary update, and I lost a morning's work.

I appear civil now because several hours have passed and I've processed the irritation, but you better believe that the curses I uttered while this was happening were long and colourful.

I've now disabled the updates by murdering the windows update service, which I should have done to begin with, but I'm wondering - is this a known occurrence? Does Microsoft simply ignore your update settings to force the anniversary update now?

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Answer:Forced update to anniversary

There is no normal setting in Windows 10 Pro to disable updates. The option available in normal settings is to DEFER updates.

Defer: put off (an action or event) to a later time; postpone.

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Hello. This is my first time posting here, so please forgive me if this isn't the right place.

I have an HP Pavillion TouchSmart All-In-One PC with Windows 8.

Like everyone else in the world, I keep getting notifications that Windows 8.1 is free! in! the! store!

But I don't want to upgrade to 8.1, so I just dismiss the messages and carry on with life.

A moment ago, I was at the computer working and a bar popped up across the screen, but this time it said that Windows 8.1 was ready to install and the computer was going to restart in 2 hours to complete the installation. It stated that the computer would restart 3 or 4 times and I wouldn't be able to use it for 30 -45 minutes.

I wasn't planning to upgrade, so I haven't run any of the recommended compatibility tools or anything to prepare for it.

I went into the store and there it was, stating that it was downloaded and ready to install. It gave me the option to cancel the install, which I did.

My question is: Why did this happen without any authorization from me? And how do I stop it from happening again?

I'm quite concerned that, had this happened in the middle of the night when I wasn't here to prevent it, I could've woken up to 8.1 and potentially incompatible software and drivers and such.

Thanks,

Kathy

Answer:Forced Upgrade to Windows 8.1?

My first question would be, why wouldn't you upgrade?

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Both my sons and my gaming boxes got a forced Win10 update last week. I'm running Win10 pro and he's running Win10 home. The update porked our Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Titaniums so that the microphone devices became 'undetected'.

Driver reinstall etc. tricks didn't help. Had to roll back the build to a previous release to fix it on both computers.

So finally the forced updates bit me too it seems. At least MS left a very easy way to roll the update back.

I was laughing quietly when Win10 update chose to force a reboot in the middle of my Steam updating. How nice it must be to use Windows for something more critical than gaming. Not!
 

Answer:Win10 forced update

You probably just needed to look into the windows settings themselves a bit more, my old Auzentech X-Fi Prelude 7.1 runs just fine with Win10 Insider Build 14361.

The new Redstone related things seems to have even pushed the transfer rates up a bit in some areas.

You can also adjust when your computer will update these days, among other things.
 

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

Answer:Forced upgrade problem

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

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Today Skype opened itself and updated itself whilst I was AFK.

I have it set to manual update only, plus at the time Skype wasn't even running.

Additionally the SkypeUpdate service in Task Manager is also stopped.

This also happened in my partner's Win 7 machine, and looking at the Skype forum, to several other people too.

My question is how did it manage to do this and how can I prevent it happening again in the future?

BTW, this is the desktop version on Win8, not the app version.

Answer:Skype forced update?

Hi and welcome.

Do you have Windows updates set to install automatically.

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Had to do a forced shutdown using the power button. I was shutting down normally (Vista) and in the final seconds the screen went green and purple with diagonal lines and that was it. The shutdown ( the spinning disc in Vista ) was all done in around two seconds before it locked up... usually takes a fair bit longer than that. Questions I am not sure about.1. When shutting down what is actually being written to the disc... if that was corrupted will it cause problems ?2. Does the HDD suffer physically... I ran disc check and fix file errors and it was all reported as good and clean.3. I can run a restore from a two day old image... is that worth doing ? Any thoughts !

Answer:Forced shutdown. Does it corrupt anything ?

I doubt you have done any physical damage to the disc.Presumably you had closed all programmes prior to shut down.I would do the restore just to be on the safe side but it should be alright.

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Hello

Someone has inserted a popup saying that my IE is outdated and that I should install Firefox. With this popup I'm unable to continue to browse. Here is my log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:37:41 PM, on 11/28/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\ANI\ANIWZCS2 Service\WZCSLDR2.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Link\AirPlus G\AirGCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\Detector\CTDetect.exe
C:\Progr... Read more

Answer:Forced to download Firefox

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Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

I need more information before continuing, please.

For now, I'd like a more comprehensive set of logs from Deckard's System Scanner.

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You are using an outdated version of HijackThis. Please uninstall from Add/Remove programs, and delete your current version.

Next, download HijackThis to your desktop

Alternate link

Double-click on the file you just downloaded.
Click on the "Unzip" button to install. It will by default install to the directory - C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis

Upon install, HijackThis should open for you.

When it does, just close it, please. Next....
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I have a Toshiba Laptop which I updated from 7 to 10 a few months ago.
I have a Dell Monitor plugged directly into the laptop and an NEC monitor plugged into a Toshiba docking station, which also has inputs for a wireless mouse and keyboard. The docking station connects to the laptop via USB.
All worked fine until yesterday morning, when I woke to find that Microsoft had updated and rebooted my laptop. Now, the NEC monitor doesn't work.
All power and connections are fine, and the docking station works because the mouse and keyboard work.
I've swapped the Dell and NEC monitors, and whichever one goes directly into the laptop works fine. The one into the docking station doesn't work.
Any suggestions?

Answer:can't see second monitor after last forced update

Reinstall the software for the video chipset.

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