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Can't find source of unresponsive Toshiba Satellite

Question: Can't find source of unresponsive Toshiba Satellite


I turned on my laptop running windows 8 and the backlight lit up but there was no display. I could hear it turning on and the indicator light came on. When connected to an external monitor, the display was just fine. I did some research, opened it up and disconnected and reconnected a few things (which I do often) and closed it back up. When I tried to turn it on this morning it was unresponsive. When connected to the ac adapter the charging light will turn on but the power button does not turn the laptop on. I desperately need this laptop for school, it's beyond it's warranty and I don't have the money to get it serviced. If I can find the source of the problem I'm open to replacing said part as long as it's not more expensive than sending it out to Toshiba.

I've since taken the entire thing apart. The only things connected are the motherboard and CPU, both of which I've taken out and cleaned (fan was gross but I digress). I'm handy enough to be able to put it back together correctly and I know the basic parts, but I was hoping that someone could walk me though some troubleshooting as I put it back together. Or if that's not how it's done, maybe someone can help me take it apart in the right order to isolate the problem part once I get it back together.

I have high hopes that it can work again (as it was powering up just fine a couple days ago with the exception if the display problem) I'm just not sure how to go about getting it back to that point.

Thanks in advance for the help!

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Answer: Can't find source of unresponsive Toshiba Satellite

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A665-S6050 and it works fine when wireless connection is off. When I connect to my home router, a Lynksys WRT54GS, it will connect fine and the internet will work. However, after about 5-20 mins, the laptop will become completeley unresponsive (screen frozen, mouse disappears, keyboard doesn't work, & won't go into sleep mode) and I need to reboot it by holding the power button down. This happens regardless of computer activity; it's happened without a web browser being open & without any programs actively running.

If I disable the wireless connection prior to the laptop becoming unresponsive, the computer will continue to work fine until I re-establish wireless connection. At this point, again it takes 5-20 mins for the laptop to become unresponsive.

Answer:Solved: Toshiba Satellite Becomes Unresponsive

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I had to replace the hard disk drive in my notebook (Toshiba Satellite L50-C-,19P) windows 10. So when I try to put Windows back on my notebook it can't find the new hard drive. It says I need drivers for my hard disk drive. I can't find any on the Toshiba website and on other sites the ones don't work. Does anyone know where I could get the right drivers for my hard disk drive Toshiba MQ01ABD100?
If not, is it possible to buy another hard disk drive for which I can get some drivers? What kind of hdd could I use instead?

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My Granddaughter Toshiba Satellite can't find a WiFi net yet mine can connect quite easily. I click on the WiFi icon and it comes up "No WiFi available"

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Hello everybody.
I've got an old fashioned 480 CDT here, used, but still works fine. Runs Win98 fine so far.

The Problem: The machine urgently needs re-installation, but I've got no disks for the Toshiba specific tools (i.e. HWSETUP etc.) which came originally with the laptop. (But a Win98 CD I do have!) Seems that they've been lost along its long way.

I didn't find a possibility to download these tools from the Toshiba support pages. Maybe I'm too blind so somebody can give me a link where to download the Toshiba Tools?

Where can I find these tools? (I did find the Archive section, but there these tools aren't listed :-(

Thanks in advance.


Answer:Where I could find Toshiba tools for my Satellite Pro 480 CDT


I looked on the toshiba sites after your problem and you could go to
in the menu Support & Download - Driver Download you could find a site to download drivers.

In the first drop down menu you have to choose ARCHIVE there is your laptop.

But there is only the Advanced Power Mode for W98 and BIOS update downloadable

it seems that the Satellite Pro 480 was only delievered with Win95.

It'll hope this will help you


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Hi everybody

I bought a laptop TOSHIBA Sattellite from a supermarket, but when I wanted to download the drivers from TOSHIBA official site, I did not find my pc in the list of drivers or in any page of the site, even with the automatic detection, knowing that reference of the laptop is TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A-19K.

Now I want to know is that normal, or am I a victim of an imitation product.

Answer:Cannot find my Satellite C55-A-19K on Toshiba page

As I can see this notebook model was delivered without preinstalled operating system so I presume you want to find drivers, tools and utilities on Toshiba download page -

Your notebook model is listed there but you must watch which criteria you must choose. As you can see you cannot search for C55-A-19K but for Satellite C55-A with part number PSCG8E.

Please check it again.

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Hello everyone!

I have a Toshiba Satellite L300D-13X

But on the Toshiba support website, If I enter its serial nr then it doesent get recognised. If I insted use the little software that are suppose to identify you computer model, that too fails to recognise my model. And last I tried to manually enter my model. I choose Satellite, L300D and then the closest I can choose is L300D-13J, but mine is L300D-13X, Should I choose the L300D-13J anyway?

Anyone who recognise this problem, I would be most greatful

Best regards.

Answer:Satellite L300D-13X - Can't find it on the Toshiba website

Hi Qwerty,

I don?t know what you did wrong but I can find your notebook model on the Toshiba website. As far as I know it belongs to the PSLC0E series so follow this: > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers
Notebook > Satellite > Satellite L Series > Satellite L300D series > PSLC0E

Now you can choose the operating system that you have and download all updates! :)

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I have a problem with my harddisc of my toshiba 1620.
I want it to be replaced but when i unscrew the back cover of the laptop there is no way i can remove the cover.
Can someone tell me how to access the HD ?

With all the best regards.

Answer:Where can i find/and remove the HD of a toshiba satellite 1620 CDS?


I think that the HDD at the Sat 1620 is inside under the keyboard. It is very difficult to remove and change it for an enduser, please contact one of the Toshiba Service Partner!

Bye Bob

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Hi guys

I have just removed Windows Vista from my Satellite P300 and installed a retail version of Windows 7 32 bit.

My question is now I have lost the Toshiba software on my laptop like the cd writer software and the web cam software and the toshiba Tempro, so just what do I need to download to get all the toshiba software that was on the computer before. Do I need the tempro software?

Hopw someone can give me some advice please

Answer:Satellite P300 - Where to find Toshiba tools?

Hi sam2149,

It?s no problem to get the Toshiba tools again. You don?t need TEMPRO to download all tools, just visit the Toshiba website and download all drivers and tools that you want: > Support & Downloads > Download Drivers

All available downloads for your model can be found here.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite U205-S5002. Yesterday when I attempted to start my laptop I received this error message: windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \windows\system32\config\system

And something about pressing "r" from the recovery disk. Well, I booted from the only disk I received when I purchased the computer and there is no option for repair. The only options available are to return the laptop to "out of box" condition, or to erase the hard drive. In addition, every search I've done on this error message references a recovery console, yet I cannot seem to find one.

I have several very important documents that I did not back up. Also, this happened after I shut the laptop down and put it in my laptop backback (in a nylon zipped pocket) and wonder if it could have overheated? I'm dreading the possibility that my documents cannot be retrieved.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Specifically I need to know if and how I can get to the recovery console (I've tried F8 to no avail).

Please help...


Answer:Toshiba Satellite Can't Find Recovery Console

Hi, and welcome to TSF!

You need to borrow a Windows CD because the Toshiba recovery disk does not have the recovery console on it. This will allow you to run the recovery console.

Moved you to Microsoft support/Windows XP

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Yesterday i found the description about this notebook - Toshiba Satellite L500-17L but I cant find it on the toshiba's site. How can this be?

And there is a lot of information about this one on the web

Answer:Satellite L500-17L - How can I find it on the Toshiba website?


I have a little bit searched using Google and it seems that this is a Russian model so you can find the specifications on the Toshiba Russian page:

I hope I could help you a little bit. :)


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I cannot find the Windows 10 product Key on my Toshiba Notebook. Where is the sticker? On my notebook or elsewhere? Thank you for your answers in advance

Answer:Cannot find Windows 10 serial key on Toshiba Satellite C50-C-1JL

Windows 8 PCs now embed their product keys in the BIOS.

In the past, a new Windows PC would display its product key on a sticker, usually on the side of a desktop and on the base or the bottom of the battery compartment on a laptop. But with Windows 8, Microsoft has switched gears and now stores and encrypts the key in the BIOS instead.

Guess its the same for Win 10.

I've seen an HP laptop running Win 10 that doesn't have said sticker either.

Settings /Update & Security/Activation to display key onscreen.

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I recently bought a Toshiba A300-16c but have been unable to find it on the Toshiba website.

I am trying to look to extend the 1 year warranty and there is an offer on at the moment to extend the Toshiba 1 year warranty on a variety of models but the A300-16c isnt listed and doesnt even exist on this website.

Can anyone help?

Answer:Re: Cannot find Satellite A300-16c on Toshiba website


Satellite A300-16C seems to belongs to the PSAJ4E series?
It?s definitely a Toshiba European model and as far as I?m not mistaken this unit were delivered in Italy?

May I ask you how did you try to register the warranty???

In your case I would recommend visiting the Toshiba European support page: -> Support & Download -> Standard Warranty

Check it out!

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I have get a Toshiba laptop, it is an old laptop, but I like it.
S1700-500 said the mark on the bottom of the notebook.
Model no.: ps170e-000ux-g3

It has a celeron CPU at 700MHz, 64+64M SD RAM and so on.

I have 3 question, if there is anybody can answer me!

1. Where can I find the service site for this notebook?

2. One memory module can be removed, how much memory can I place there? (If I buy a 512M notebook SDRAM, will it work whith it?)

3. It has a Ni-Mh Battery pack, DC9.6V and 4500mAh, it is an old one, and can not work with it for a minute... Can I replace it? Whitch models can I use? Has it any LiIon battery pack? In Hungary, where can I buy a battery pack for it?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite notebook, could not find the product


the European Toshiba Service Page is Http://

This Notebook runs with 192 Mb Memory max.

The Order Codes for the memory are :
128MB is PA3005U
64MB is PA3004U

hope this helps you

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I recently bought a new Toshiba Satellite C850D-10H (model number: PSC9UE-005005PL) and installed Win 7 86x Ultimate, but i am having a problem with USB 3.0 drivers, i can't find anyone working.

I searched everywhere, downloaded some, but non worked. Also i cant find any drivers at the official page of this laptop in Toshiba site.

Can someone give me a hand? Any site or source i can downloaded drivers for this laptop?

Thanks in advance and sorry for my English.

Answer:Toshiba Satellite C850D-10H USB 3.0 Drivers, can't find them anywhere

Ok, i found them after all, downloaded the AMD catalyst manager and installed them through there and it worked.

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dear friends

Please I have some problems with my Satellite A50-109, I formated it and I cant found ethernal driver from toshiba site. The second problem I have with it again, it hang ever 5munite from the day i formated it.

Please I need help to solve it.thks

Answer:Satellite A50-109 - Can't find drivers on the Toshiba site

Hi Newton_1,

It?s nice that you have founded this forum and post here a little bit but some important informations are missing.

Which OS you have?
How did you reinstall Windows (Microsoft or Toshiba disk)?

Furthermore it would be interesting to know what you mean with Ethernal driver. Do you mean Ethernet driver?

Normally if you reinstall Windows by using Toshiba recovery disk you don?t need a special driver. Everything is preinstalled on your computer.

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I am trying to find drivers for this product of your Toshiba Satellite A660-167 (PSAW3E-04P009B3)

Thank you in advance.


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My Toshiba T110 netbook came with Windows 7 home, 64bit preinstalled.
I have some critical applications which will only run under the 32bit version so I have to downgrade.

I have ordered a 500Gb hard disc to install the 32 bit version (keeping the original disc for returning to 64bit if required in the future, since no installation discs were supplied, just a recovery partition). My expected difficulty will be adding the Toshiba specific programs for activating eco mode, switching WiFi and bluetooth via function keys etc. and sleep & charge etc.

Are the installation files for these programs available somewhere? and if so in 32bit versions?

Answer:Satellite T110: Where to find Toshiba software for Win 64bit


Visit Toshiba support page and download area there and check what operating systems are support and what Toshiba stuff is offered for your notebook model. > Support & Downloads > Support Homepage > Drivers download

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I want to wipe my Satellite A210 clean, and do a fresh install of Windows7.

I found the Toshiba_Windows7_Drivers, but where do I find the installation-package of the software that was originally bundled on the laptop?

Thanks, Willem

Answer:Re: Satellite A210 - Where to find Toshiba bundled software?


Have a look here, please

The drivers and utilities are all there

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I have a Toshiba laptop model- Satellite M70 and i could not able to find a sound driver for it ,could you help please?

Answer:Solved: Could't find sound driver Toshiba Satellite M70

It isn't on the Toshiba website and I'm not familiar with this one:

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I cant find my product "Satellite c660- 20L , why is that?

Thank you and the faster the response the better.

-----ahmad sakr------

Answer:I can't find Satellite C660-20L on Toshiba support page?

You mean you cannot find it on Toshiba download page - ?

Your notebook has model name and model number. For your notebook it is PSC1LE. Can you find it?

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Hello all. I am very new here. By very new I mean this is my first time posting on a Tech forum. I very often search for answers and appears a lot with solutions to practically every question I can think of.
Today I am stumped and running short on time.

My colleague from work, who is quite poor with computers and setting up and stuff, so I told him I would help him by removing Vista from his system and installing windows XP.
I know that this day and age I should be upgrading him to Windows 7, but I dont have that CD.

What I have done is this:

Installed a Windows XP Professional for a DELL onto his Toshiba Satellite A100-033.
I already knew (thanks to forums) that I would need to install the drivers for many of the devices after Windows XP installed. Oh I should mention, When installing XP I deleted the partition that originally hosted Vista, and formatted the drive to NTSF (forgive me if the arconym isnt exactly correct).
After installing XP, I searched Device Manager for the yellow ? marks. I currently have 7 yellows:

+ ? Other devices
- ? Ethernet Controller
- ? Ethernet Controller
- ? Mass Storage Controller
- ? PCI Device
- ? SM Bus Controller
- ? Video Controller
- ? Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

I have searched tirelessly for the drivers.
Toshiba website said thhis model is discontinued.
However, I thought I could find them somewhere else in the WWWeb.
Unfortunately I could not.
I found some unlicensed program which suppose... Read more

Answer:Need to find Toshiba Satellite A100-033 drivers? Do they still exist?

If the PC you are working on was bought with Vista pre-installed on, then installing XP should be ok as far as the hardware is concerned.
You can try a program to automatically do the searching for you, but it's not always 100% correct, and you may be left with a few to find.
This one seems to work fairly well;
You will need the product key that was supplied with the installation disc, to activate windows.
You should be able to get the Video card driver from either Nvidia or AMD (or SIS), from the information in 'Device manager'. the 'update driver' option can work, but sometimes has been known to download an old version of the driver.

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Good day Everyone ...

My laptop has been formatted and they can don't know how to install the original software / driver of may Toshiba Laptop Satellite C50-A481I want to have this original software/ application for my Laptop (Notebook???)

TOSHIBA Desktop Assist
TOSHIBA Display Utility
TOSHIBA Eco Utility?
TOSHIBA Function Key
TOSHIBA Media Player by sMedio TrueLink+
TOSHIBA PC Health Monitor
TOSHIBA System Settings

Can you Help me. Please

Thanks.. Admin/Everyone

Answer:Satellite C50-A481 - Where to find Toshiba bundled software

Go to Toshiba EU driver page and choose:

NotebookSatelliteSatellite C50-AAll<your OS>

Here the link to the driver website:

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What is it with Toshiba? The part number is clearly printed on the label on the underside of the laptop but the corresponding part number appears nowhere on the Toshiba support pages. This seems to occur with most Toshiba laptops that I have ever had anything to do with. Trying to find drivers, BIOS etc is a real PITA. I'm trying to find downloads for a Satellite L500 PSLS6A-00X013 but it doesn't show up any where. The serial number search is as useless as the part number search. Am I missing something?

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Hi all,

I need help, I have Toshiba Satellite L300 - 17L; Model No: PSLBCE-00S00TY4. TOSHIBA EUROPE GMBH
I cant find anything on support site here.

Can someone help me?

Martin Micevski

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recently I had installed Windows 7 64Bit version and now I cannot find all the Toshiba Utilites that I had, when I bought the Laptop opererting with originaly Vista.

Please can someone help me.

Thanks In advance.

Answer:Cannot find Toshiba Utilities for Satellite P300 Win 7 64bit


May I ask you why you are looking for this ?Toshiba Utilities??
Are some notebook features no available?

In my opinion you don?t need Toshiba Utilities if you are using Win 7.
I have installed Win 7 and everything what I needed, was the VAP (value added package).

This package contains some tools and utilities.
If you want to use FN keys, then you should install additionally Toshiba Flash Cards Utility? such utility is not released for all notebooks models? so try to install such tool released for example for; Toshiba Satellite L500

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i have a toshiba satellite a85-s107, part no. psa82u-00r004z. serial no. 65430273k.
problem is i cannot find it on the toshoba web page obviously then nor the drivers.
it is a factory reconditioned laptop and i think it has come from america as it states the warranty applies in united states only.

anyone know where the drivers are for this machine? please

Answer:Satellite A85-S107 has no model number that I can find on Toshiba web page


All drivers you need you can find on Toshiba US download page under


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I have Toshiba Satellite C650D notebook i want to know that when i go into recovery menue by pressing F8 i can not find the toshiba recovery option there as before the installation of windows.

The hidden recovery disk which is of 10GB still has the data of 10GB
How can i access this to recover my factoryt settings?
Can i rocover from hidden partition now or it is corrupted?
if corrupted how can i purchase online backup recovery from asia pacific region?

i found the link on the forum to purchase recovery disc but it is for euorope i want to find it in asia pacific region??

Answer:Satellite C650D - pressing F8 i can not find the toshiba recovery option


If you are not able to recover the notebook using the HDD recovery, then you will have to recover the notebook using Recovery disk.
It seems that you didn?t create the disk in the past? right? Well, this was not a good idea?

However, the Satellite C650 is European notebook series. Right?
In such case you will need the Recovery disk for the European series and this can be ordered here:

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I have a laptop Toshiba L500-1UU Short model no: PSLS9E. Initially my product had a short model number in the Toshiba support page.

but I can not find now, removed from the list. Toshiba does not support this product?

Answer:I can not find Satellite L500-1UU PSLS9E on Toshiba support page


What do you mean exactly by ?Toshiba does not support this product??
I found Toshiba drivers for this notebook model? so this means that Toshiba DOES support this model.

You can find the drivers on the Toshiba European driver page:

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I bought new laptop Satellite L655-149 with serial no--> 8A450311Q
more information --> PSK1JE-05R00XAR

before buying it i searched on Toshiba Middle East and i found it, but now i don't find it, and cannot register it in Toshiba site ...

please Help Me....

Answer:Cannot find my Satellite L655-149 in Toshiba Middle east site


Why you can?t register your notebook now? Usually this can be done on this Toshiba support page:

Furthermore you can also register your notebook if you start TEMPRO. There is also an option to register your notebook.

Check this!!!

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Hi there,

I bought my laptop 3 weeks ago, model: Toshiba Satellite A500 PSAR9A- 02s001
I bought it in Australia but i cannot find any driver support on

Any help?

Answer:Cannot find my model Satellite A500 PSAR9A-02s001 on Toshiba website


This seems to be an Australian notebook series?
I?m not quite sure why it?s not listed on the Australian page but if you need the drivers then you can try to use the driver from the Toshiba European driver page as well?

There is an Satellite A500 PSAR9E series which is similar (or same???).
In my opinion the Win 7 drivers should work too.


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I have a problem to find a driver for the multimedia keys (6 easy keys) on my Satellite A100-979. I have Windows Vista 64-bit and this Notebook should be vista capable. Can somebody help me? Maybe you have an idea, to solve this problem.

Answer:Satellite A100-979: Cannot find Vista 64bit driver for Toshiba buttons

>this Notebook should be vista capable

Of course it?s Vista capable. You have installed the Vista on the Satellite A100-979 and it runs.

You ask for drivers for Vista 64bit version? Well, unfortunately but there is nothing to do!
It should be common that Toshiba does not provide any 64bit drivers; neither for XP nor for Vista. :(

Best regards

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I want to run Toshiba Power Saver on my laptop.

I have a Toshiba Satellite --T2450-- A200, running windows XP and I really badly want to run the program.

I need massive help from anyone/everyone hehe.

I cannot find the program anywhere.
So could someone please find me a link that I can use to download it?

I would greatly appreciate this! Thank you!

Answer:Satellite A200 (PSAE0C) Where to find Toshiba Power Saver for download

On the Toshiba European driver page in ARCHIVE area you can find BIOS and Utilities for this oldie.
But unfortunately, there are NO XP drivers or any Utilities for this stone-age notebook.

Nothing to do buddy?.

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When I purchased my Satellite Pro A120 it had on its keyboard a large circular red label - `Test it! Toshiba Easy Guard' and 'Toshiba Assist Button' but I cannot find the Toshiba Assist Button on my laptop.

Has anybody found how to access this?

Answer:Satellite Pro A120 - Where to find the Toshiba Easy Guard & Assist Button


Toshiba Easy Guard is not a single too but a collection of different notebook properties which secures your notebook.
Check this Toshiba page about easy guard:

The Toshiba Assist button would start the Toshiba Assist tool:

You can optimize the button in this way:
1. Launch the Toshiba Assist utility using one of the methods described above.
2. From the left hand side of the Toshiba Assist window, click the OPTIMIZE tab.
3. Within the Optimize window, click the TOSHIBA Button Controls icon.
4. Within the Toshiba Controls Properties window, ensure that TOSHIBA Assist is selected from within the drop-down menu list and then click OK.
5. Close the TOSHIBA Assist window.

Check this:

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I have support problems with my notebook..
When I try to get support or register my Satellite, I can find my model number/serial number on any toshiba site.

When i try to valide serial number; i get this: "Spiacenti! Il numero di serie non esiste." Why???
I need drivers and software.. but i can't find it..

Model No: L500-158
Serial No: 89434057K
Part No: PSLJ3E-028023IT

Please help..

p.s. sorry for my bad English..

Answer:Satellite L500 - Cannot find notebook model on Toshiba support page


Are you using the Tempro tool in order to register the notebook?
If yes, then you should update this tool to the latest version v3.33

Check this:
+Why does TEMPRO not accept my serial number as being valid?+

Otherwise the L500-158 belongs to the PSLJ3E series and all drivers can be found on the Toshiba European driver page:


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this is kind of weird because i was just on my laptop yesterday and it was working fine..not even running sluggish and all of a sudden, a bunch of code came on my screen for a couple of seconds and i shut it off and back on and the only thing that turns on on my laptop is the dvd drive now. the hard drive, monitor, etc doesn't turn on but the power light is on. i took it completely apart and didn't see any burn marks that were noticeable anyways on the motherboard and i even checked the ram and made sure the hard drive was alright and they're both still good. could it be possible that something is wrong with the screen? i tried to hook it into an external source and it still didn't work but if the monitor is bad, i might need to remove it first before the computer becomes responsive. i was just wondering, is that a possibility? i'm trying to think of anything else that it can be other than my motherboard.

Answer:toshiba laptop unresponsive

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I have an external 750Gb Toshiba HD (p/n EA05A075CAU3XS) that suddenly stopped working. No indication lights blinking, no activity, plugged into multiple computers, ports, cables with no avail.

I ended up removing it from the case and found a USB 3.0 interface card inside attached to the drive (either HDD2M01 or MK7575GUX for the part number) with a small 18-pin connector (I had to remove the 3.0 PCB to see this).

I haven't seen any signs of the card being burnt or damaged in any way but before accepting the fact that it's the drive itself was hoping someone was familiar with the connector type and/or what kind of cable I could use to bypass the 3.0 card. Additionally if someone knows where I can get an replacement card, that would be helpful as well.

Answer:Solved: Unresponsive Toshiba HDD connector type

Most external drives are exactly the same as internal drives, so it's probably a SATA interface the drive has. You can connect the drive to any computer with an internal SATA port, laptops and desktops use the exact same SATA ports for data and power, and see if it works. If it does then you can purchase a generic SATA enclosure and install the drive into it for continued use. If the drive doesn't with when connected to SATA then its toast. Almost all drives or electronics show no sign of visible failure.

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I have tried several forums and not one reply. I purchased the above notebook this past Jan 2006 and due to work committments I could not install the programs that I needed to use on the notebook until now. I continued to use my toshiba satellite 2410 which I am currently using now as I write this post.

Of past recent weeks, 8 months after I purchased the notebook I opened the box and installed all of my anti virus, spyware programs etc. as well as my work programs as this is my annual leave time.
Everthing was working fine and I dropped by the office to have our software tech take a look at what I had done and there appeared no issues after he checked everything out.

I went home and decided to burn an R+ disc in my drive with the source disc being a family edited R-. The notebook would read the disc and then fail to burn to any brand of R+ that I had TDK, Sony, Maxell, Imation, Verbatim and BenQ. I mention the latter as I own 2 BenQ 16 X dual layer burners, one that I bought last December and have used with my present satellite 2410 with no coasters and have done over 100 dvd backups. And all are playable on our large family's diverse brands of standalone players.
I use the R+ media brands all of which I listed above and notably Sony, Maxell and BenQ as their support out of Irvine Ca recommended these as being tested in their factory and that they are compatible and so they have been as I have had no coasters.
I should say that I also burn with the BenQ Book Ma... Read more

Answer:new toshiba mx 50 - m5 won't burn R+ dvd from source disc R-

maybe its just a defective dvd drive that came with your laptop? If a re-install didn't help,and I am assuming that you CAN burn dvd +r media on that drive,then if it is not a software fault,it must be hardware fault. Try the new drive when you get it back or you can purchase an external USB burner.

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Hi. I have a Toshiba satellite L840D-12P laptop. It originally came with windows 8. But I downloaded windows 10 a couple months ago and no problems have occurred. Around yesterday I realized my laptop was getting very laggy so I decided to completely reset it. So I chose to remove everything in settings. The laptop turned itself off and sat at "resetting PC 1%" for around 3 hours. I turned it off and tried again. Same result. I turned it off for the third time and decided to just live with it. But the third time time I turned it on it showed the Toshiba leading innovation screen for about 20 seconds (no loading spiral) then turned itself off and repeated this over and over. It doesn't respond to anything I do. (I've tried booting up safe mode) and nothing is responding. I've had the laptop for around 3 years, so I have no warranty for the old thing. I don't know how to fix this problem. Thanks for any help! ( I don't have any CDs to reboot windows or anything)

Answer:Windows 10 Toshiba Laptop Stuck In Boot Loop! Unresponsive!

Can someone please help me with this? I don't know what to do :C

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I have an old Toshiba 500GB external HDD given to me by a friend who said it was unusable. I got the message "this device needs formatting" which I did (NFTS) and started putting music files on it, I got 5 albums on it when copying the 6th I got the message "can't read from the source file or disk" The tracks were all mp3 as were the ones I put on successfully. The total of the 5 albums is 415MB, has anyone any ideas what's wrong or is it ready for the bin.

Answer:Toshiba external hard drive can't read source.....

if its not trustworthy then bin it.

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My toshiba doesn't want to boot,and I can't press F2,F8or F12.

I tried everything unplugging the battery,taking out the HDD, everything!!

And i can't do absoloutley nothing when i turn it on no button on the keybored does anything.

Please help!

Answer:Toshiba satellite P300 (-1CD) won't boot past toshiba splash screen.


Perform the following steps:
-Remove the battery and Power adapter
-Press and hold the power button for 30-45 seconds (with battery and power still removed)
-Insert just the battery and attempt to boot the laptop.
-Insert just the power adapter and attempt to boot the laptop.

If still unsuccessful: Remember to remove battery and power before removing/installing components

-Remove the power and battery
-Remove the hard drive from the laptop and attempt to boot with the battery installed. Do you receive any error message?
-Remove the memory modules from the laptop
-Insert just the battery and attempt to start the laptop (you should receive beep error)
-Try inserting just one module of memory and test (swapping modules after each attempt)
-Remove the optical drive and test.
-Try disconnecting the CMOS battery for a few minutes then re-connect and try.

How to take apart a Toshiba Satellite P305 series notebook

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when using the above card, and TRENDnet TEW-311BRP WireLess Broadband Router, I cannot get a stable connection.

It always connect and disconnect me.

I use this machine and card all over the world: airports, hotels, offices and it works great.

I asked the dealer to replace the 311. Same problem.

However, if I stick TRENDnet PCMCIA card and disable the Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card, I connect w/o disconnections.

any idea?

Answer:Toshiba Satellite Pro Laptop and Wi-Fi Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card

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My laptop cannot tell me any post after the Toshiba logo just black screen. Cannot get into the bios or anything... These are the things I have tried:
Taken hard drive out,
Taken ram out and only tried one..
Taken Battery Cmos battery out for a few minutes..
Had a look at the motherboard and fan is not even working when I turn it on..
I have taken the cpu and put it back in..
Defiantly Sounds like the motherboard problem but want to know if its just a chip that needs to be replaced and soldered.. If anyone has any ideas that will be awesome.


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My boyfriend was browsing the internet last night, as far as I Know everything was fine. This morning when i try to logon to the internet Nortons informs me that it has detected a new network. Upon further investigation I notice that My dial Up Number and my logon details have been changed, I changed them back to what they should be and save but everytime I dial Up It goes back to the offending number.
Nortons did detect and fix a virus last night called Trojan.textcash.
I have run a check with Spybot, Nortons and Ad-aware they all come up with nothing.
I did notice when I Checked My start up Programmes with Spybot that there were to new Entries that I Did not recognize are these relevant C:\windows\system 32\Itunesff.exe.-go-c99-w and
Rundll32.exe Ptipmf.dll set writecachemode
Please help me find the source Thank You

Answer:Think I Am Infected Can't Find The Source

Haaa looks like your boyfriend had fun with porn last night (^_^)Use ActiveScan Pro, it will detect what and how much bad things your boyfriend aggroed while browsing porn...

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When I try to install Windows Vista, I get this error after entering the install screen. Can someone help me? My DVD ROM and Vista DVD are in good order. All I did was format my computer (I typed format c: in DOS and it mentioned something about mounting or unmounting a hard disk, I agreed to it). Now it won't let me install. I tried installing Windows XP, running XP's formatting tool, and that installed fine. But Vista won't install.

Can anyone help me? Thanks!

Answer:Cannot find D:\source\install.wim - Help!!

Sounds like you bought it from the Microsoft Digital Locker.

You need to download the 3 files and run the executable to build the Vista image, right?

If it is 64-bit Vista, you will not be able to do is on 32-bit XP. I had the same trouble, although I can't for the life of me figure out how I worked it out eventually. I think I did it on my girlfriend's laptop, which was already running Vista 64.

If possible, I would try downloading it again (may have been corrupted).
Also, try reburning it at a very slow speed. Burning at higher speeds creates higher risk for errors.

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For the past few days I've been plagued with adware that has been continually annoying me. Adware along the lines of tr553, ads by jabuticaba, and reimage repair. I've used software such as adwcleaner, malwarebytes, and hitmanpro, which after "cleansing" the adware, still occurs in my browser. I'm running out of options and getting a growing headache :/

Answer:Getting adware, but can't find source

Try using JRT { Junkware Removal Tool }
If that doesnt help
Run -  FRST
and post the results of logs in your next post for someone to look at and if infected , thread will be moved to Malware Section for Team to guide you through the process of removing any etc.

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First time i've been bitten by the pop-up bugs in over 2 years. had to come here for your guys help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 9:27:34 PM, on 3/20/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\wcescomm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BricoPacks\Vista Inspirat\ObjectDock\ObjectDock.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\HeLiX031\Desktop\HiJackThis_v2.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - <default> - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\... Read more

Answer:Need help, cant find source of malware

Hi, can you please follow the instructions in this sticky topic, and then post the requested logs?

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Hi folks ... I'm at my wits end (who isn't when they're posting here). I'm relatively well versed and finding these stinkers and getting rid of them but hubby did something this time that I just can't find.

So far I've thrown Ad-Aware, SpyBot, AVG/Ewido, Brute Force Uninstaller, CCleaner, and ATF at it with no success. I don't see anything wildly out of the ordinary in my HJT logs but I'm posting it in case I'm missing something.

I've done searches for AntiVirus 2008 because that's one of the pop-ups that shows - nothing. I've also Googled rotator.adjuggler and those fixes have not worked either....

Next to try is CombFix...
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:39:04 AM, on 7/1/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Defaul... Read more

Answer:unknown pop-ups -- can't find the source

ComboFix 08-06-30.2 - POP 2008-07-01 12:09:10.1 - NTFSx86
Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\POP\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
* Created a new restore point


((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

C:\Documents and Settings\CASSIDY\My Documents\MCROSO~1.NET
C:\Program Files\Common Files\{F85CB~1

C:\Program Files\Common Files\{F85CB~2

C:\Program Files\racle~1




























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I know a good amount about computer security, and I am usually able to find and get rid of any infections/malware I may get, but this time I can't seem to find it. I found an autorun.inf file in my C:\ directory, which I got rid of, in addition to the file it was telling to run. I cannot run Spybot or Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool unless I rename them. I even did a manual update of Spybot since I cannot access its website, but it only found cookies. Updated Ad-aware also found nothing. My browser is often trying to redirect. Even in safe mode, which I'm currently in, the problems continue. Thanks.
DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by Administrator at 11:15:21.51 on Fri 02/13/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_03
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2014.1646 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\dds.scr

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://www.go... Read more

Answer:infected, but not able to find source


Sorry for delayed response. Forums have been really busy. If you still need help with this post a fresh dds log, please.

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hi, I'm the novice... how can I get a virusses source code? for example the new worm's source code; [email protected] [Symantec]...
also known as; Win32.Mydoom.AD [Computer Associates], [email protected] [McAfee], I-Worm.Mydoom.aa [Kaspersky]

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I had been using Toshiba A30 for a pretty long time but I had some serious problems and contacted local Customer Support Dept... But I thought it's better to contact Toshiba Europe or Toshiba Worldwire regarding my concern...


Answer:Satellite A30 Should I contact Toshiba Europe or Toshiba Worldwide?


What a strange question?.
If you have some problems with you notebook you have to contact the authorized service provider in your country.
The technicians should help you.
But listen; if your notebook is out of warranty (and I think it is) you will have to pay for the reparation!!

But what?s a problem with you unit???

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Greetings, I am trying to update my Toshiba Satellite P50-C-11M through the Service Station, however an error occurs. Please note the laptop is roughly a week old only.

As I press install on the updates I get the following message: "The software update download operation failed. Reason: Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {4991D34B-80A1-4291-83B6-3328366B9097}.

I tried the following solutions and nothing worked:
1. Updated the BIOS Independently from the Toshiba Europe Website.
2. Uninstalled the Service Station and reinstalled it again.

Thank you, and I hope this helps others too.

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Ok, so since I bought and assembled my PC about a month ago(running x64 home edition), I have been getting random bluescreens. I used Bluescreen view and it seems that all my BSODs are caused by ntoskrnl.exe. And from what I have been able to gather is that it is caused by a corrupt Windows install, bad drivers, or a bad HD. I would appreciate it if you guys would be able to help me narrow this down so I can get this taken care of.

Thanks for any help and guidance, it is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Random Bluescreens, please help me find the source.

Welcome to SF.

# Any other values for parameter 1 must be individually examined.
Arg1: 0000000000041284, A PTE or the working set list is corrupt.
Arg2: 0000000001f2e001
Arg3: 0000000000002206
Arg4: fffff70001080000

Possible memory problem:

Memtest 86+

Please remove any CD virtualization programs such as Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%. They use a driver, found in your dmp, sptd.sys, that is notorious for causing BSODs. Use this SPTD uninstaller when you're done:

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Problems started this morning when I was uninstalling something my husband downloaded while half-asleep. It was some sort of recovery tool, but I don't remmeber the name - sorry.
Apparently I checked (or unchecked) the wrong boxes and wound up with WordProsser, Linksey and another program installed. I immediately uninstalled those, but something is still lingering. Any time I click a link, open a new tab or even click on a web page I get a pop-up or a new tab opening. The pop-ups vary from McAfee Promo pages to "Download ComboFix". Also an awesome ad-bar on the right side of the window that's by Rightcoupon and brought by SASA. I've run AVG, Spybot, MalwareBytes. All three have found items and removed or blocked multiple items, but they won't go away. I can't find anything in the Uninstall Program list and nothing in the extensions. 
Need help cleaning this up please! Really appreciate the help - oh and Happy New Year!
ETA - apparently it just wasn't showing me that I had the file attached. Oye! Anyway, this should be everyting.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17496
Run by Alexis at 19:32:43 on 2014-12-31
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3836.1257 [GMT -8:00]
AV: AVG Internet Security 2015 *Enabled/Updated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
AV: Norton Internet Security *Disabled/Outdated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
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Answer:Browser Pop-Up Issues - cannot find source

Hello and welcome.  Please follow these guidelines while we work on your PC:Malware removal is a sometimes lengthy and tedious process. Please stick with the thread until I have given you the ìAll clear.î  Absence of symptoms does not mean your machine is clean!Please do not run any scans or install/uninstall any applications without being directed to do so.Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within five days this thread will be closed.   Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

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I have an email account from Yahoo in my Thunderbird. I get spam messages to come through. Thing is, on the Yahoo website I see nothing in INBOX, SPAM, etc. I look at the source of the email in TB. There is usually one other "to" address in there, but still can not find where they are in the Yahoo mail to try training (if possible) their spam program.Thoughts? Thanks.This site needs more categories, so "Windows 10" was just something to pick since it is not OS related.I reply as fast as I can, but it could be hours or months.

Answer:Spam from Yahoo but Can Not Find source

Lets have a look at what these logs reveal.Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it onto your Desktop. If your default download location is not the Desktop, drag it out of it's location onto the Desktop. we have to run Farbar more than once, refer this SS. You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the Desktop.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt) The logs are large, upload them using Zippy ( No account/registration needed ) or upload to a site of your choosing. Give us the links please. Instructions on how to use ZippyShare.

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I did have flashget on my PC and this was uninstalled. Aol Spayware Protection keeps picking up this flashget adware which I keep blocking but it keeps coming back. Adware and spybot do not find this. Ths regsitry is blocked on spyware blaster.I would ilke to delete thisn for once and for all.How do I locate the source? Registry key has been deleted many times but it keeps sprouting up.Any ideas

Answer:How do I find the source of flashget adware?

click hereOr Download HIJACKTHIS click here and post your log in the forum and nellie (or someoneone) should look and see if theres anything to delete

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My boss has asked me to see if I can figure out why our mail server has gotten so darn slow. One of the things I'm doing is HijackThis. Could anyone tell me if they see anything obvious? I updated and scanned with Spybot (also disabled TeaTimer) but it found nothing.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:57:23 PM, on 12/1/2009
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\VERITAS\Backup Exec\RANT\beremote.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Promise\Utility\MsgAgt.exe
C:\Program Files\Promise\Utility\MsgSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
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The virus keeps replicating itself, a couple times every day AVG comes up with a virus whose name is comprised of 8 random letters. Can't get to the source, Malwarebytes can't find it, AVG can't find it. There's 2 suspicious line items in the HJT log that I can't remove. They instantly come back/HJT couldn't remove them. Sure this is related; I can't start automatic updates, it starts then is disabled again when I try to get the updates from Microsoft Update website, and can't run Microsoft MSRT (Malicious software removal tool). Of course, had to rename Malware Bytes to get it to run.
Running XP Home. Attached the requested logs:

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by xxxxxxxxx at 23:48:23.73 on Tue 03/30/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1015.230 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
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Answer:Insidius virus, can't find source

Hello Thos Uses Welcome to the TSF Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum. I will be assisting you in cleaning up your system.

I ask that you refrain from running tools other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.

After 3 days if a topic is not replied to we assume it has been abandoned and it is closed.

Please download ComboFix from one of these locations:

Link 1
Link 2

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

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I have a file in my start menu and I would like to find the source of this (shortcut) file. I tried right-clicking, viewing properties. It does not say where the shortcut comes from.


Also, the file is Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro, but I can't find the original file .exe where this is launching from. I checked C:\Program Files, but that only has the initial set up files. Where are the actual files?

Answer:How do I find the source of a shortcut file?

Hi go to start, and search for the file name and it will bring you to the source of the file

Hope this helps


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Within the past few days, I noticed my laptop's fan always running high. As I tried to determine the cause, I noticed the following, in order of discovery:

--IE address bar missing, though checked. Searched, found fix. That much is working now.

--When I click My Computer, flashlight displays for up to a minute before drives display.

--Typing an address in IE and hitting GO or <ENTER> seems not to work; but after a minute or so site comes up.

--Windows updates won't run

--Trying to pull down address history takes up to a minute to dispay.

--Using Google, sites come up immediately.

I have run Adaware, Spybot and my McAfee AV scan. The only thing found were tracking cookies.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.


Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Administrator on 2008-05-07 00:07:54
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Unable to create WMI object; The operation completed successfully.
Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 447 MiB (512 MiB recommended).
-- HijackThis (run as Administrator.exe) ---------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:10:10 AM, on 5/7/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running proc... Read more

Answer:xp pro laptop seems to be infected, can't find source

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Hello, I've recently been experiencing a very annoying problem with pop-ups. They will appear every 2 minutes or so, and sometimes will feature the name of the website I have just visited or will sometimes show my IP.They seem to appear when I use Firefox also. I can't seem to find the source of this problem.

**Edit: I've also noticed that my Automatic Updates keeps turning off a few minutes after I turn it on. **

Here's the HiJackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:31:30 PM, on 2/9/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16981)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\sched.exe
D:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\G-series Software\LGDCore.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\PIF\{B8E1DD85-8582-4c61-B58F-2F227FCA9A08}\PIFSvc.exe
D:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
D:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
D:\Program Files\Microsoft Xbox 360 Accessories\XboxStat.exe
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I'm currently having serious issues with my windows 7 installation (freshly installed yesterday). I keep getting a BSOD, at seemingly random times. It does not happen during safe mode with networking, and sometimes doesn't happen at all in normal mode. It is quite frequent, and has happened 4 times today.

Device Manager shows no question marks, and all updates have been installed.

I have OS X installed on a seperate hardrive and having no problems what so ever. So i'm guessing its a driver problem in windows? If it was a RAM problem surely it would effect the mac side too.

I've uploaded a .rar (virus scanned with bitdefender), of the bluescreen error and dumps.

I've been going through the various errors and criticals in the event viewer but cant make much sense of what its saying. The critcal errors are always accompanied by Service Control Manager errors:

The Computer Browser service depends on the Server service which failed to start because of the following error:
The dependency service or group failed to start.
Basically the criticals say its a kernal-power problem:

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
[ Guid] {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}

EventID 41

Version 2

Level 1

Task 63

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8000000000000002

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2010-03-29T12:02:36.050413300Z

EventRecordID 2778

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Answer:BSOD, cant find source of the problem.

installed CPU-Z, attached its readings...

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Mod Edit:MOVED to Virus,Trojan and Malware Removal Logs ~~boopmeComputer acting doggy, strange, software crashes, just not like new.Please review my combofix and hijack logs and let me know if anything abnormal stands out. I really don't want to reinstall windows xp. Just did that recently and didn't help my symptoms:ComboFix 12-05-31.02 - Brian & Kelly 05/31/2012 11:56:27.5.2 - x86Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3199.2446 [GMT -5:00]Running from: c:\documents and settings\Brian & Kelly\My Documents\ComboFix.exeAV: GFI Software VIPRE *Disabled/Updated* {964FCE60-0B18-4D30-ADD6-EB178909041C}FW: GFI Software VIPRE *Enabled* {FF1CD5B7-1553-4625-A258-1775385CED33}..((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))..c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\TEMPc:\documents and settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Internet Explorer.lnkc:\windows\ST6UNST.000..((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2012-04-28 to 2012-05-31 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))..2068-01-16 16:48 . 2004-01-15 20:26 4057803 ----a-w- c:\program files\Mozilla Firefox\Speed.exe2012-05-31 16:41 . 2012-05-31 16:41 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Atlantis Nova2012-05-31 16:38 . 2012-05-31 16:40 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Brian & Kelly\Application Data&... Read more

Answer:May be inftected but unable to find source

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Please download and run this DDS Scanning Tool. Nothing will be deleted. It will just give me some additional information about your system.Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links if you no longer have it available. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scr DDS.pifDDS.COMDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run. A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running. Notepad will open with the results. Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run.===Please>>> Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application.Click on the Start Scan button and wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue
If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue
If you are asked to reboot the computer to complete the process, click on the Reboot Now button. A report will be automatically saved at the root of the System drive ((usually C:\) in the form of "TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt" (for example, C:\TDSSKiller.2.2.0_20.12.2009_15.31.43_log.... Read more

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I recently wiped my hard drive clean, so I had to reinstall all of my hardware. In order for me to use my Canon canoscan lide 20 scanner, I've had to uninstall my Logitech pro 4000 cam, and my Lexmark z23 priner in order to use my scanner. Now when trying to use my scanner, it tells me that it cannot find the twain source. It all used to work before, but now it doesn't. I don't know what the problem is.....anyone have an answer for me? It sure would help if you do.......Thanks

Answer:scanner cannot find twain source......

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Every day when i run Ad-adare/Spy-doctor/Counterspy/Microsoft Antispyware it finds new things, only to find them again the next after i delete them. Can someone please help me?
I am posting the Hijack log here. THank you!

Edit by chaslang: Unrequested inline log removed

Answer:Have Spyware installed but CANNOT find the source!

Please follow forum guidelines, always ATTACH your log to your post as a .txt or .log attachment.

Please EXTRACT HijackThis from the ZIP File to a Safer location. Here's how:

To create a new folder:
Click START > My Computer > Local Disc C: > Program Files
Now, RightClick on an Empty Area and select New > Folder & name it HijackThis and ENTER

To Extract HijackThis:
Now, Right Click your HijackThis ZIP File and select Extract All > Next > and browse to your newly created HijackThis Folder
(C:\Program Files\HJT) and click Next.

The reason HJT needs its own safe folder is so that backups will be safely preserved. That way, if a mistake is made in the removal process, the mistakenly deleted entry can be restored.

You have not followed the READ ME so lets start by doing this.

First, please follow ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal

After doing ALL of the above if you still have a problem:

Download HijackThis 1.99.1

Unzip the hijackthis.exe file to a folder you create named C:\Program Files\HJT

Do NOT run Hijack This from the Desktop, a temp folder, or a sub-folder of C:\Documents and Settings, or choose to run it directly from the ZIP file as your backups will not be safely stored.

Before running HijackThis: You must close each of the following:your web browser, e-mail client, instant messenger, and programs like notepad, word... Read more

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Hey Guys!

I?ve been having some major computer problems for months and months! I?ve posted on quite a lot of different forums each step of the way but this seems like a good place to summarise where I?m at and maybe even find a solution.

As it stands today I?m encountering Blue Screens on about a weekly basis. This problem occurs most frequently whilst playing any game on the computer after about 5-10minutes of play.
There have been several occasions where my computer has literally just crashed on the desktop but this has literally happened no more than 3-4 times over the past few months.

So that sounds weird already? It doesn?t happen every time I play a game, like I said It seems to happen about once or twice a week. Some of the Blue Screen messages are along the lines of IRQ_NOT_EQUAL_THAN or MEMORY_MANAGEMENT.

So heres what I?ve tried ?

1) Obviously the first thing I looked at was memory, I tried taking the sticks out and putting them back in. This seems to make no difference, and neither does moving them to different slots. I?ve ran Memtest86 and they came up with no errors, Initially I had the memory replaced under warranty by Corsair TWICE because I thought that it was most likely the cause but it turns out I?m still having the problem.

2) I next took out the graphics card and put it back in, no luck.

3) After talking on the corsair forums somebody suggested re-seating the CPU. Now this seemed to have some effect. Prior to re-seating the CPU I wa... Read more

Answer:Frequent BSOD, Can't find the source - PLEASE HELP!!

post the dumps and we can get someone to check them

they may throw some light onto the cause

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I just built a new machine (specs in sig) and I get this random system hang that I can't recreat reliably and I can't find a variable that would cause it for the life of me.

At first I thought it was an issue with my wireless mouse, because all I saw was the mouse pointer freezing for a few seconds. However, playing a game I watched the game do the same, freeze, and then suddenly move hyper fast to catch up a few seconds later.

There are no errors in my log. I've updated all my drivers. I've reseated and replugged all my hardware save the CPU...

What short of reinstalling Windows is left for me to try? I'm running 32-bit XP Pro.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:New system hangs, can't find source

If you think it's a USB issue try this .
Start ,right click My Computer ,Properties,Hardware,Device Manager,(up top click on view,
and check (show hidden devices) then double click on Universal Serial Bus Controllers,
the bottom 3 (USB Root Hub ) bring them up one at a time ,and under the tab (Power Management) Uncheck (allow the computer to turn off this device to save power ) .

Then While your still there in Device Manager ,under ( Network Adapters) double click on it, Then when it shows your adapter ,double click on it ,and under the( Power Management) Tab UNCHECK allow computer to turn this device off to save power.

One more thing to be shure is (right click on your desktop) and when the control panel comes up ,under the screensaver tab ,down below hit the power button tab ,then hit the
Power Schemes drop down tab (and hit Always On ) hit apply ,then okay ,and reboot.
see what that does for ya

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I'm not too good with technology in general, but I have a basic understanding of how it works. I set up my wireless router (somehow) and it worked great until I had a power outage. I got it up and working again somehow, but the power went out again and now I can't get it to work. I've tried to unplug everything and plug it back in, reset everything besides my computer to default and basically start the whole process over... and it won't work now.

Answer:Need to find the source of my connection problem

Odds are you have done what you need to do to determine that the router is defective, but let's proceed ...

What is the brand and model of your modem? Brand and model of your router?

Can you get internet access with a computer connected directly to the modem?

Reset the router to factory default settings.

Unplug modem and router and shut down computer(s).

Connect modem to router's WAN (Internet, Modem) port and connect a computer to a router LAN port.

Plug in modem. Plug in router. Boot computer.

You should now have internet access and be able to login to the router and configure the wireless and whatever else you desire. If not, please show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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Hello everyone.
For the last half year, I've become very desperate. My computer was working jst fine and then it started giving black screens after the startup. That moment just before you see your (custom) background. I've checked my registryfiles. I've fixed some errors but I couldn't find anything about this error:
- <Event xmlns="">
- <System>
<Provider Name="nvlddmkm" />
<EventID Qualifiers="49322">14</EventID>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-12-15T13:19:51.056600000Z" />
<Security />
- <EventData>

It means he could not find the description of error nvlddmkm, the graphic card error. I've tried everything too to fix error 4101, the display error: Which restores the screen after a while. But that doesn't happen to me! The only thing I see is a black screen. And I have to restart my system manually.
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Answer:Error 14: Could not find source nvlddmkm. How to fix this?

Download and install the latest version of nvidia drivers

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How do I find source links for videos? If a video is embedded onto a website, how do I find the original link to that video?


Answer:Find video source links

You'll have to read the HTML - right click on the website, select view source.

Search the code for play or player, then determine if that is really what you want (some adverts might also be 'played' in the player). There is no hard and fast rule, you have to dig.

A lot of the time, you might have to look in the .css files or .js files associated with the website - I usually give up and try another method of watching the video (on my machine ... NBC almost never plays the show, and Fox might play the show if it's sunny and it's Tuesday).

Here's the section of HTML from NBC's The Blacklist that might get you started. I guarantee that two websites will be different.


class="video-player video-player-full"

<div class="video-player-stage">
<div class="nbc_mvpd_auth_dialogs"></div>
itemscope itemtype="">
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Hi all

I was hoping someone could help me

I recently bought a Satellite P70-B-11-P laptop but the 'fn' (function keys) isn't working properly.

Is there a specific driver I need to download to get it working?

Thank you

Answer:Satellite P70-B-11-P: 'fn' key unresponsive

Toshiba function key & perhaps toshiba system driver but wait a few seconds after login screen before pressing Fn keys.

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Here at Sapulpa Auto Pool, we have network printers set up for the whole office. One of the printer keeps printer personal files off of somebodies computer. I think somebody is joking around but it the long run is wasting company paper. Is there a way to find the source network computer that is printing so that we can stop this from continuing?

Answer:Solved: Find source of the network printing

You can check the Application log of the computer that is hosting the printer, then you will be able to see at what time and from what computer sent a print job to it.
Good Luck.

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I am repairing a relative's laptop, which was having problems losing memory, both hard and virtual. Viruscan didnt pick anything up so I did a clean install with Windows 7 (was previously running Vista). Fresh install and same issue, memory taking up about 400mb out of 800mb. The running process (with all users selected) only adds up to about 130mb with firefox running. Do running services not show up in the processes tab? Do you have any idea to to track the lost memory?

Did not test memory, yet. Did not try to reseat anything either. Here are system details, which are somewhat vague as the laptop is not in front of me.

Dell Inspiron 1501
AMD sempron running at 2.0ghz
over 800mb memory
Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
ATI radeon graphics

Thanks in advance for any help. I guess mostly I am just trying to find a program that will read memory usage better than msft, unless you have an idea of what it is.

Answer:Memory Usage too high, cannot find source

Windows usually fills up half the a valiable memory i belieeve. All my systems are 50%ish full.

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I have just cleaned a laptop that had the fbi moneypak virus
I scanned with a few other proggies and nothing was found however the system is extremely laggy
Task manager reports low usage and the system is an i7 with 2gb ram

So since there are no viruses or malware how do i locate the problem

Answer:How to find source of system bottle neck or lag

Try this, see if it helps id the problem: How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8

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I'm running an HP Pavilion notebook with Windows 8.1 and Norton Internet Security. Till last week, it was quick and dependable. But a week ago, it was still quick online, but it started doing all sorts of weird stuff, like shutting down all my open applications at once and taking forever to turn on. So I tried restoring to my HP recovery disks from Jan 2014, ran Windows Updates for two days, and then started having different problems. So I tried again: I restored to a Macrium Reflect image from Jan 2015 and then ran updates for four hours, reloaded all my programs a second time (Arghhh!). The PC was fine for a couple of days, but then was very very slow to start up. So I did the following:
Ran the command sfc /scannow, and was notified it found errors it could not repair.
As advised by the Microsoft website, I went into my administrator account in Safe Mode with Networking and tried to delete the files in %windir%\winSxsTemp\PendingDeletes and \PendingRenames. The system didn't allow me to delete files in the PendingDeletes folder; the message read, "You need permission from a trusted installer." The system also didn't allow me to delete files in the PendingRenames folder; the message read, "You need permission from System."
Tried to run sfc /scannow in Safe Mode anyway, and got the same errors.
In Safe Mode with Networking, I ran Dism /online /cleanup-image /restoreHealth, but got the message, "The source files could not be downloaded. Use the 'so... Read more

Answer:scannow could not repair, dism could not find source

Run the DISM command in normal mode.

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I've got Windows XP Pro SP2, laptop.
I picked up a virus and spyware and Sunday and have been clearing them off.

Currently, when connected to the internet (not surfing, just plugged in) the laptop starts playing sounds, specifically a couple comedy routines that appear to be ads. When this happens explorer.exe has a burst of CPU activity and killing explorer.exe stops the sound. No other process appears to be affected, to the best of my limited knowledge. Disconnecting from the internet also stops it.

The sound is sometimes the first thing that starts after a reboot.

I've got Spybot, Ad-Aware 2007, and just bought SpyEraser, and have Symantec Corp Antivirus. None of them find anything.

Anyone know what's going on?


Answer:Computer Plays Audio Ads, Can't Find Source

Review of SpyEraser:,1759,2091004,00.asp SpyEraser is a danger to itself and to others. It's poor at removing existing spyware, sometimes killing innocent processes, and it's even worse at keeping systems from getting infected in the first place. Look elsewhere for spyware protection.Scans very quickly.Performed poorly in spyware removal and blocking tests; produced false positives. Spyware removal can kill other processes, including Windows Explorer and SpyEraser itself. Forces you to make judgments based on cryptic, sometimes misleading pop-ups.Post a Hijack This log in the Hijack This Forum. Follow the directions in the link below.DO NOT post the log in this forum.

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I just installed brand new Windows 7 pro into 2 years computer, fresh installation. The computer is working, everything look fine but it gets BSOF

- First was while trying to update with windows update.
- Second i don't remember
- Third while trying to access control panel / system. (See error at 10:42 or 43 in event log, I just had time to read "memory management" into BSOD topic)


I am trying to find what's wrong,

-Windows Memory utility didn't find any errors and now I am about to run Memtest86.


Update #1.
So far memtest86 finds a lot of errors, all the screen is red... so it's not looking good.

Update #2
I am testing the memory sticks separately, the one that was is slot A i get the errors in memtest so i removed it, the other 4 gb looks ok.. i don't get any errors so far, after 6 minutes

Any advices?

Answer:I need help finding the source of BSOD and find solutions

This is the shot of memtest86

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I'm getting a message (2nd time now) that, according to every check I can think of, looks to be an update from Microsoft, but it definitely shouldn't be there and isn't working properly. I've checked and the program that's running it is legit, it is a program that is supposed to be there, is signed by Microsoft, and hasn't apparently been altered or even accessed since the original installation of the OS. I've run it through anti-virus, and come up empty handed. No threat. I've run a full system scan. No threat. I've gone through every process running on my computer right now by hand and all there's not a single one I can't account for. And yet, the message I'm getting is very very wrong.

It's an update dialogue that is styled like it's from vista or 7 (additionally, in the details of the file that's launching it, Internet Explorer is mentioned, so it was created before Edge was a thing). In typical windows 7 fashion, it says that my PC is 'Entitled' to an upgrade which will get me the Fresh and new intuitive Chromium Browser. This is the part I find the most sketchy. As far as I know, Chromium is a version of the Chrome browser that is mainly if not exclusively used on Linux. It's definitely not Microsoft based, and is a competitor with IE or Edge. Windows would never install it on your computer for you.

This is the second time I have encountered this error. There is no way to decline the upgrade. Last time, I killed it in Task Manager. My spidey-sense is tingling, this do... Read more

Answer:Can't find the source of this weird update dialogue

Could be its captured your router...kill in Task Manager, shut down computer, disconnect router.
Restart router and computer to verify if cleared.

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i have got adware thats bringing up browser windows for "Spyware-secure" i cannot find the source of it or a fix.

I have ran AVG, Lavasoft and Avast and found a few adware programs and removed them. allthough some still remain..

other info : running xp MCE sp2 (if any more is required please ask.)

hijack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 04:25:25 PM, on 16/10/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
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Answer:[SOLVED] Got adware unable to find source

Apologies for the delay in responding.

The workload on this forum is intense, and sometimes it is not possible to respond to every inquiry.

Please download SmitfraudFix
Extract the files to the Desktop

Start the computer in Safe Mode :When the machine reboots, tap the F8 key before Windows starts
You are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Press Enter to boot into Safe Mode.

Open SmitfraudFix Double-click smitfraudfix.cmd
Select Option 2 - Clean by typing 2 and press Enter (Deletes infected files)
You are prompted: Do you want to clean the registry? answer Y (yes) and hit Enter in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.
The tool also checks if a relevant file, wininet.dll, is infected.
You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found).
Replace infected file? Answer Y (yes) and hit Enter to restore a clean file.

Restart the computer to complete the removal process.

Now, download ComboFix
Save it to the Desktop

Double-click combofix.exe to run the program
Follow the prompts.
(Don't click on the window while the program is running, it may cause your system to stall.)

When finished, a log, ComboFix.txt, is produced.

Run HijackThis once again to obtain a new log.

Please post the SmitFraudFix report located at C:\rapport.txt , the ComboFix.txt, and... Read more

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I've got several issues going on with a 80GB spinpoint SATA drive loaded with Windows 7, and a 100mb recovery partition.
I need to clone to a bigger drive, and have tried two packages, and both tell me something is amiss. I run the Windows 7 Startup repair and it says "no problemo" but that's not really a thorough disk checker.
I try to run chkdsk but one of two things happens: if I run it in recovery mode it is only checking the 100mb partition and I don't know how to force it to the big partition. If I try to bootup win and run from cmd.exe, it bails saying the volume is in use and cannot be checked.

Paragon Backup/Recovery, soon as it fires up, says I have an I/O error on the drive.
Driveimage XML, when trying to disk-to-disk image, says it cannot lock the volume.

I don't know what I'm dealing with, but can someone suggest a really smart disk utility package that can thoroughly analyze what's amiss here?

Answer:How to find source of I/O error on Win 7 hard drive?

you can try samsung's hui utility

while in recovery mode, you need to specify the drive letter to check while using chkdsk
a command like chkdsk /p c: will check the c drive. You will have to figure out what drive letter you are on.

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When I click on my Blackwidow scanner I get the message 'Cannot find default Date Source in current directory'. I note that my Twain folder in Windows is empty but don't know if this is related. I wanted to restore the Twain folder from my Windows98 CD but files are listed in a way which makes it impossible to identify the one I need.

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I was using a self-built machine running Windows 7. Suddenly, about 3 months ago, random USB device disconnect-like sounds started occurring (sometimes 3x in a row, other times not for several hours) - I disabled all system sounds and it still continued, even though I didn't notice any USB hardware blips). Two months ago, I bought the new Intel NUC7i7BNH, installed Windows 10, and within a few hours the issue suddenly started all over again.
I've recorded the sound. Here's the link:
I have replaced or swapped out literally all my hardware, disabled all Windows power-saving settings, turned off ALL Windows system sounds, tested the same configuration on 3 different computers (1 running Win 10, the others Win 7), been on several computer help forums, pretty much eliminated every computer-related fix Google (and several computer advisers) could suggest including testing all USBs and running USBDeview (with no hits) - and the same "disconnect" sound (or whatever it is) continues.
It's definitely coming through the speakers b/c I can lower the volume. I get no hardware hiccops. Usually, the sound is the 2 tone Downward disconnect sound, but sometimes it just seems like 1 tone. The randomness is what is really frustrating. For instance it was silent all yesterday morning, then 3 times in a half-hour, then nothing until this morning - just once - and then suddenly nearly a dozen times in 10 minutes. There is just no pattern - no pa... Read more

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How do I find out what is causing my Vista SP1 PC to have blue screen errors forcing it to restart?

This is a brand new installation of Vista x64 Business with all Windows updates applied, and this computer has had almost non-stop problems since it was first setup. One of these problems is the blue screen errors that seem to happen at random.

Answer:Can't find source of Blue Screen error

what are you running
video card
power supply

any bsod error message post it in full
check your tempretures and voltages in the bios and post them

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My laptop is making a strange noise, HP tech support could not figure this out. the computer makes a clicking sound followed by a beep, it makes the sound even when volume is disabled. Does someone have any advice to point us in the right direction, only had computer for 6 weeks. I didn't pay all this money for it not to work. thanks in advance :)

Answer:HP Support can't find source of laptop noise

"Clicking sound followed by a beep" hdd are famous for making clicking sound.U better download diagnostic software from manufacture website and test the drive. A beep i assume a single beep, when this happens? Whe u start the system or in windows screen?Does your system post?

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This suddenly happened one day, my memory usage is currently over 65% with nothing open, I have 8gb of DDR3 Ram.
Here's a picture of the task manager.

And here are a couple pictures from RAMMAP

There are 5GB of RAM being used by something and I can't tell what it is.
Would really appreciate some help here.

Edit: I've ran a scan with Malwarebytes aswell as another scan with Clamwin. So I doubt it's a virus.

Answer:High RAM usage in windows 8.1. Can't find source.

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab showing memory info.

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Within the last few months my computer has been having cpu spikes to close to 100% when I play games. Generally this happens within three minutes of booting up the game. I've tried multiple fixes including some I've read in other threads on this site but so far I haven't had any luck. It's an hp dv7-2270us (a little over a year old)Processor is an intel Core 2 Quad CPU 9000 @ 2 Ghz. I have 4 gigs of ram.

Just a few things out of the way

Graphical intensity of the game is irrelvant. It happens to World of Warcraft, it happens to Team Fortress 2, it happens to Portal 2, Magicka. Windowed mode does not alter the problem at all. Runnig in window mode and adjusting video settings do not help. It also will occasionally happen while watching Hulu but this is rare. It will happen when using Adobe Premiere CS5 on occassion (probably two or three times every hour).

When runnign through taskmanager I see nothing out of the ordinary taking up CPU. The only noteworthy thing I spot is that when teh spike occurs is that the game itself suddenly increase it's cpu use by about 50-75% (i.e. it's running at 25% and then suddenly jumps to 40% or therabouts) - surpassing the CPU listing for System Idle Process.

Edit: Forgot to mention - I have run OneLiveCare and Norton security - both of wihch have turned up nothing in virus or malware.
Edit 2: Forgot to also mention - I've tried updating drivers, divx, checked windows update, rolled back drivers, unin... Read more

Answer:CPU Spikes while playing games - Cannot find source

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. [/b]If you are unsure about any of these caracteristics, just let us know and we'll help you figuring it out. Please also tell us if you have your Windows CD/DVD handy.Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about y... Read more

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It would seem that something is spamming a keypress every second. In ZSNES it shows it as 8DH. It prevents the screensaver from running, and causes other minor annoyances. Either related or not, my laptop's pad stopped reliably being able to scroll at the exact same time this keypress thing started. I am thinking that it has to be related somehow to malware, since reinstalling my mouse and keyboard drivers at the same time didn't change anything.

Answer:Trying to find source of unusual computer behavior

Combofix failed to work, it just crashed and Dr Watson said the Windows Command Processor stopped working. I did find the attached file. Don't know if it means anything to you, or if maybe you can just pass it along to the right people.

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hi all

in the last 2 days my pc freezes sometimes,
when i play game's AAA or indie's
when i watch a show/movie
when i'm using windows explorer
when i'm surfing..

i thought it could be my ram so i run a memtest for a entire night, i got 11 passes 0 errors...

my pc specs are

cpu : intel I5-2500k
ram : corsair 2x4096mb
mobo : asrock z68 extreme 4 gen 3
3dcard's : sli 2x nvidia gtx 780
hdd : first one windows boot ssd Crucial m4 CT128M4SSD2 128GB
second one ftp disk Western Digital 1TB WD10EADS-65L5B1
third one samsong HD103uj

if you need more info, tell me.
ill include my MSINFO32 info file

(ps sorry for bad grammar, english is not my first language)

Answer:pc freezes randomly cant find source of problem

Try doing a System Restore to a date before you had the problem.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop. I think it became infected with ad ware. I removed the ad ware with anti virus software, but now my laptop runs very slow. I'm trying to use my Toshiba recovery disk to erase everything and reboot the whole computer. when I put in the recovery disk in, it starts the process but then it says NTLDR is missing and wont complete the process.Is there anyone out there who knows what this means and could help me with this.

It's a A-100/A 105 model

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Found some odd issues with out Windows 2000 SP4 web server (yes, I know, I've already applied for funding to replace it... again. hopefully this year I will get the funds approved ). Anyway, I had an issue and found that the box is attempting to connect to IRC channels a few times a minute. Doing some searching on the IPs and the service (netsvc.exe) I found that, as I assumed, there is some malware on the box, most likely part of a botnet or backdoor. Luckily, it is being blocked by our web filtering software, but I'd like to clean up the machine.

I have downloaded the newest Spybot, which found nothing with the latest definitions, and ran a fill virus scan with the McAfee Enterprise software and latest definitions. Found nothing again.

Here is the hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:59:59 AM, on 4/16/2008
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Backup Express\bin\cmagent.exe
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