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various things lock up after a variable amount of time

Question: various things lock up after a variable amount of time

Not very descriptive, but so the computer goes.

Lets say I am updating a blog. And I refresh a number of times, once for each post.

Not always the same amount of refreshes, but eventually I get the spinner upper right, and the status bar says either 'Done' or 'Stopped'.

If I check email, first time fine. I close email. Over the next 2-5 hours, I open email again, close again, open again, Mozilla Thunderbird newest version, and it says cannot connect. The number of times it will work and then stop, varies.

To fix either, I reboot, no need to do anything else, and they work fine again.

I get the impression that if I have to connect to anything outside my home computer, this occurs. I haven't tried all software, but it happens with email, both browsers, and connecting to Everquest.

So it isn't just one type of site/server. Just anything outside my home computer. I'm the only user and admin.

Any ideas ?


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Preferred Solution: various things lock up after a variable amount of time

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Answer: various things lock up after a variable amount of time

Type event viewer in search and look for errors about the time that it happened.

Type memory diagnostic in search and look for memory problems.

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Since about a week now after a variable amount of time my system is unable to start programs that aren't already running. Some of the already running also crash when this happens. Shutting the system down or restarting in this state is impossible, the system seems to try but doesn't succeed. When I try it command line via the shutdown command the countdown starts and finishes but the shutdown stals when the system tries to log the current user of.

What could have happened to have caused this? I'm not sure, the only program I installed before this started happening is the open source game widelands ( which does have a tendency to crash in a very unclean fashion.

I did all the steps from the Windows XP Cleaning Procedure and have attached the logs. Except the one for AVG Anti-Spyware. When I did that scan my system got in the state described above. It did finish the scan, I was just unable to export the report (maybe that happens in a different thread or something?). The scan ended up quarantining one item: Adware.dudu located in c:\windows\system32\pCastCtl.dll . If you need me to redo the scan I will, I just wasn't sure if it was needed (and it's quite a long scan )

I'm not sure if this is a malware problem but it could be. Thanks a lot in advance for your help.

Answer:System unable to start programs after variable amount of time

I'm not seeing any malware ....but there are things you need to do:
J2SE Development Kit 5.0 Update 6"
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 10"
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 11"
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 6"
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 Update 9"
Java(TM) 6 Update 2

Disable the guest account in the user accounts.

Install SP2 ....although you may need to do a repair install first to correct any problems you are having.

Tell me what this is:
C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\MB90F4.EXE ----> if you don't know, delete it.

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

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

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

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I recorded a macro and run the same code below which works.
So, I saved it as an xla add-in and ran the same code. It creates the pivot table
but I get the error below when it is about to fill the data for the row

Run-time Error '91':Object Variable or With block variable not set

This error on the procedure Sub Test() below occurs at line ActiveWorkbook.PivotTableWizard.
Any suggestion on how to fix this error?

Sub Test()

ActiveWorkbook.PivotCaches.Add(SourceType:=xlDatabase, SourceData:= _
"print_logs!R3C1:R6C40").CreatePivotTable TableDestination:="", TableName:= _
"PivotTable1", DefaultVersion:=xlPivotTableVersion10

********* Error Message shows when executing line below

ActiveWorkbook.PivotTableWizard TableDestination:=ActiveSheet.Cells(3, 1)
ActiveSheet.Cells(3, 1).Select
ActiveSheet.PivotTables("PivotTable1").AddFields RowFields:="Comment", _
ColumnFields:="Paper Size"
ActiveSheet.PivotTables("PivotTable1").PivotFields("Total Pages").Orientation _
= xlDataField
End Sub

Answer:Solved: Run-time Error '91':Object Variable or With block variable not set When Runin

change ActiveSheet to ActiveWorkbook.ActiveSheet

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Hi All,

Excel VBA
Error : Run Time Error 91 - Object variable or With block variable not set

I have a userform with some textboxes and Command Buttons. When I add
the record, I receive an error message. The Code I wrote on Command Button to save the data into worksheet is as follow:
Private Sub cmdAddScore_Click()

Dim LastRow As Object
Dim LastRow1 As Object
Dim ws As Worksheet
Dim ws1 As Worksheet
Dim RESPONSE As Double

Set ws = Worksheets("Matches")
Set ws1 = Worksheets("Schedule")
Set LastRow = ws.Range("A65536").End(xlUp)
Set LastRow1 = ws1.Range("H65536").End(xlUp)

RESPONSE = MsgBox("Do you want to save this record?", vbYesNoCancel)

If RESPONSE = vbYes Then

LastRow.Offset(1, 0).Value = txtMatchNumber.Text 'Column A
LastRow.Offset(1, 1).Value = Format(txtMatchDate.Text, "dd.mmm.yy") 'Column B
LastRow.Offset(1, 2).Value = Format(txtMaxOvers.Value, "00.0") 'Column C

If optBattingFirst.Value = True And txtTeam1Name.Top = 150 Then
LastRow.Offset(1, 3).Value = "BF" 'Column D
ElseIf optBattingFirst.Value = False And txtTeam1Name.Top = 180 Then
LastRow.Offset(1, 9).Value = "BS" 'Column J
End If

If txtTeam1Runs.Top = 150 Then
LastRow.Offset(1, 4).Value = txtTeam1Name.Text 'Column E
LastRow.Offset(1, 5).Value = txtTeam1Runs.... Read more

Answer:Solved: Run Time Error 91 - Object variable or With block variable not set

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Ive recently installed a new font (Bengali) named BanglaWord in my machine and was writing happily using it. But suddenly yesterday when I tried to open a file consisting 18 pages, it started showing error [Run-time error 91: Object variable or with block variable not set] and then [Error in text filter: Unknown format (1-1d01)]. And while I tried to open the file by first opening the word application and from there by selecting the file in my desktop, it is showing [Run-time error 5: Invalid procedure call or argument].
Please help me fix the issue and recover the file. Its very important to me. Ive already written the first 18 pages of my first novel.
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Run-time error ‘91’: Object variable or with block variable not set

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I have a user form with 2 textboxes and 3 command buttons. I have 3 worksheets in this workbook. the main worksheet is where the userform is located and the other two worksheets contain data. It's a check in/out macro that i'm going for here. When the user enters their id in textbox1, the macro should check in worksheet2 to verify that the employee id is in fact valid. When the user enters in a serial number in textbox2, the macro should check worksheet3 to verify that the serial number is valid AND that it has not already been checked out.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated! I've been stumped on this for a week now!

I've copied and pasted my code below. Where I'm receiving the error is highlighted in red text.

Private Sub Label1_Click()

End Sub

Private Sub cmdclear_Click()
'save workbook
'Blank text boxes
txtemp.Value = ""
txtscan.Value = ""
'Disable in and out buttons until there is data in there
cmdout.Enabled = False
cmdin.Enabled = False
End Sub

Private Sub cmdin_Click()

Dim rng1 As Range
Dim rng2 As Range

Set rng1 = Range("AB2:AB215")
Set rng2 = Range("AC2:AC88")

If rng1 = txtemp.Value And rng2 = txtscan.Value Then
Worksheets("Scanner Inventory").Activate
eRow = Sheet1.Cells(Rows.Count, 3).End(xlUp).Offset(1, 0).Row
Cells(eRow, 1).Value = txtemp.Text
Cells(eRow, 2).Value = txtscan.Text
'Time Stamp
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Answer:Run-Time error '91': Object variable or With block variable

You have to "Set" the range
Set rng1 = Worksheets("Employees").Range("B2:B215")


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I have been getting infrequent BSODs since the last 4 days. At times I don't even get a BSOD for 20 hours straight, at times I get 4-5 in a span of 20 minutes.

I have tried running the scan from various anti virus (AVG, Zone Alarm) and I didn't find anything. I also ran the In-depth Seagate test for hard disk drives and the deep Memtest and the Windows Memory Diagnostic Test for RAM but all of these were pass.

I am not a very technically proficient person (quite the contrary in fact) so I was not able to figure out the exact error message in most cases. However, in 2-3 instances I noticed that I was getting "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" on the blue screen; bug check with value of 0x0000000A.

I have attached the required dump files, the Perfmon report and the jcgriff2 folder in the zipped file.

The following are my laptop specs:
Original OS: Windows Vista
Received an Upgrade CD from the laptop manufacturer, so upgraded the OS to Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Machine: Soy Vaio VGN-CS320J, ~2.5 years old
Last installed OS date: April 2012 (My system was facing some issues, so had to reformat the Windows through the Windows CDs which were supplied by Sony)

Please help.


Answer:BSOD: Variable frequency, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL among other things

Any help here?

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In task manager under up time it shows how long a computer has been on. An example of these numbers is 1:23:45:67.In this example, 6 and 7 stand for seconds, 4 and 5 stand for minutes, and 2 and 3 stand for hours. What does the 1 stand for?

Answer:What amount of time do the numbers under up time in task man...

Hi, That is day. You can confirm this using the following command      powershell (get-date) - (gcim Win32_OperatingSystem).LastBootUpTime by (a) Hold down Win key then press R,(b) Type cmd in Open box then press Enter,(c) Type the above command then press Enter, After that type Exit to get out Regards

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I have a cell in an MS excel document in which I want an IF function that will cause it to automatically change to read "Alpha" or "Charlie" depending on the actual time of the day that the document is opened. So for example, between the actual hours of 8:00am and 8:00pm, the cell will display "Alpha" but outside of that 12 hour parameter, it will display "Charlie"
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Dell Dimension 2300, WinXp :
after working some time the PC screen freezes and if it does not go black shortly it does so when the PC is restarted. There is no reset button so the power on/off is used to switch off and then after a while to switch on again. Then nothing appears on the screen. It just stays black forever. Then I pull out the power-cord so as to discharge the internal capacitors. Switching on again thereafter gets it started normally.
Is it Hardware or software ?
It could probably still be software. Avast 4.8 finds a "mmotify.exe" infested
with a trojan. I delete that file each time but it tends to come back.

Here the DDS.txt :

DDS (Version 1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Chandran at 9:54:56.39 on 19/11/2008
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.254.64 [GMT 1:00]

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\Program Fi... Read more

Answer:Screen goes Black after variable time

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Please copy this page to Notepad and Save it to your Desktop in order to assist you when carrying out the following instructions.

Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding.
Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below.

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


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

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.


I will attempt to clean your system, but I cannot guarantee that it will fix all your problems. You may indeed have a hardware problem.

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anyone have a link that will show how much video time you get per GB

640 x 480 pixels / 320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames/sec.
With monaural sound, with Electronic Image Stabilization
With monoaural sound

I know there are charts that show how many images per Mega Pix/GB, just wondering if there is something similar for video
camera is ..

Another question, I'm going on vacation and rather than buy a dozen SD cards are services you can go to so I can upload my images/video? Like FTPing to my webspace (on ISP)...Just a thought because I don't know how quickly I would eat up the video card ( camera is new)

Answer:amount of Video time per GB

It all depends on the bit rate of your video.

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I just purchased a new motherboard/processor. I brought over my old RAM, GPU, SSD/HDD/Case. I did a fresh install, formatted/installed Windows 7. I had a few programs causing BSOD's after about 30-45 minutes of a reboot/power on, that I was able to troubleshoot(Speccy + antivirus)

I cleared it up, no BSOD's after initial 5-10 hours of up time. I went to bed, I woke up, I saw that I was crashed. My computer would reset and then just hard lock up at loading screen. If I power cycle and turned back on, it boots up with no issues. I check the event log in Computer/Manage - it pointed to a ram issue. I took each stick and ran memplus86 on it for about 5-6 passes each, no errors. I purchased a single 4gb stick to test as well.

I tried leaving my CPU with just the new single stick, same thing, BSOD after about 24 hours.

I decided to come here, I have a new symptom now, though. I have a little bit of distorted sound for the split second of the sound starting. Example, the windows "ding" sound it makes or the bootup windows sound, it's distorted and static-y for the first half a second or so.

Also, when I was creating folders/renaming them on desktop for your SF_diag tool, I had to right click- refresh to see the changes.

Answer:BSOD'ing after X amount of up time

I am currently trying dual channel with the triple channel in slots 2 and 4. Will see if I crash overnight.

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I have a spreadsheet in which I subtract add time from several locations (h:mm). I also add amounts from various locations. I want to divide the $amount by the amount of time to get the rate per hour. I have been through all the help I can find on the system and cannot find an answer.

I would appreciate any help you can give.

Answer:Divide amount by time

To get cost per hour you need to multiply the time value by 24 first.

For example, if you have 120 (dollars) in A1 & 12:00 (12 hours) in B1, this formula in C1:


should return 10.00, i.e. $10 per hour (make sure you format C1 as Number with x decimal places).

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I am trying to write a batch file in Windows xp that will get the system time store it in a variable then compare that to a constant time such as 10:10 PM. Then, if they are equal it will run the rest of the code, but until it is equal it needs to keep checking. Is there like while or do while loops? I am a total noob in batch file writing. Also, Is there a way to get that batch file to run even if the computer is not logged in? For example the computer is sitting at the log on screen and the right time comes around so the batch file runs and does its thing anyways?
Thanks for any help in advance.

Answer:Comparing a variable to the system time in a batch file

This sounds more like something you should use Scheduled Tasks for. It can be set to run a batch file when the user is not logged on.

If you have to do it in a batch file, use the built in %time% variable. On my system the format is HH:MM:SS.SS. Regional settings may affect this, so type Echo %time% in a command prompt to see how it's displayed on yours. You'll need to parse the hours and minutes before doing the check.
You can also use now, but that includes Month, Date, Year and possibly Day of week as well, so would need even more parsing.

There are no while or do loops in batch, so you would need to constantly loop, which will load the CPU, or add a delay before checking again.
Two ways to add a delay are to use ping, or use the sleep.exe utility, part of the Windows 2003 Resource Kit.

This will do what you want. I've included two wait routines, as there are two ways to use ping to create a delay. To use the 2nd, change the call statements from Call :_wait to Call :_wait2.
If you use sleep.exe, just replace call :_wait with sleep
If you run the batch, then log off the account, it will exit.
If you add it to the HKLM run key, it should start at boot.
You might be able to keep it running using the at command to start it.
I've not tested either method.

@echo off
Set _hour=20
Set _min=10
:: If you want to specify the time on the command line, use this instead:
:: Set _hour=%1
:: Set _min=%2
:: And call using name h m
:: Do not include a leading z... Read more

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I recently did a refresh of win8, not by choice but I was getting BSOD on boot after a bad install of nfs+ paragon .

Anyways I reinstalled almost everything but I have this problem that I notice as a audio problem at first but seems to be much bigger. I will open a video on youtube say, the video will play but there will be no audio. I go to open the audio control panel or anything pertaining to it, the window for it will either freeze or refuse to open at all. Aside from that, after I noticed this or even before I notice this I also can't open up most apps, noticeably steam games, they will start too load but then freeze on load. No Idea what is causing this and I don't know what else to upgrade driver wise. Very fed up since the refresh could have been avoided in the first place...

Answer:Audio loss after X amount of time?

This is more than an audio problem. Suggest you consider reposting on one of the other forums. The "General Support" may be a good place to start. There is obviously OS problems.

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back when i was using windows 2000 (just last week...) when i looked at the system processes you could tell how long a process was open, now that i am using windows xp pro, you can not see how long a process has been open, is there a way to enable this? i have tabs for image name, user name, CPU, and mem usage

Answer:amount of time a process has been open?



Select Columns

CPU Time

There, you'll also find some other things that are worthy of being displayed.

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I just recently upgraded from IE9 to 10 because when I wanted to get on the internet it took between 10 & 20 seconds to open. Now that I'm using IE10, I'm having the same problem. What gives?

Answer:ungodly amount of time to open IE 10

Hello and welcome,

A few things you can do to speed up IE, is to clear or the TEMP files regularly, also by looking at your add-ons and disbaling the ones you dont use:

Disable a add on Internet Explore 7 Open Internet Explorer.
Click the Tools button, click Manage Add-ons, and then click Disable Add-ons.
Click the add-on you want to disable, click Disable, and then click OK.

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So i turn my computer on and leave it for a few hours and the Ram fills up slowly over time (a few hours) it will get to around 4000MB and i cannot find the culprit, i have read many forums, tried a lot of different possible solutions but nothing seems to work.
Please help as it is killing my productivity and making it so i cant run the multiple programs i need open at the same time.

Answer:My Ram keeps filling up over a short amount of time, help please.

Looks like you have over 3 GB available when the pic was taken.

Shows us a screen shot of Task Manager performance tab

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Hi folks,

I want to limit the amount of time that my child's computer will run every day. When the allotted time is up, the computer will automatically shut down and not restart until the next day.

Anybody have an idea of how to do this?


Answer:Limiting Amount Of Time Computer Will Run down to "Computer Time" I think it's the 7th one down. Hope this helps.Be (Parenting) SafeDa Bleepin AniMod, Animal

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My Model Number: T61 (7659A55) I have a problem with my CD-RW/DVD. The problem is that this CD-RW/DVD will stop reading (no LED Light nor any sound of a disk running) after certain amount of time is passed. For example, last night, I tried to reimage my computer by using Recovery Disks I got from Lenovo Support. The problem happens irregularly.. (maybe during the loading screen of Preinstallation Environment, and an error screen will appear.) and I can't use this CD-RW/DVD to recover my computer. Is there any firmware upgrade out there? or do I have to replace mine, and if I have to, is it under Warranty?

Answer:My CD-RW/DVD stops reading after a certain amount of time.

do you still have warranty left?

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First of all, using XP Home. I simply want to change the amount of time it takes for the (idle) computer to go to hibernate and welcome screen/password prompt.

I WANT there to be a password prompt after computer is idle. But right now it's set to hibernate after like 5 minutes idle, that's too quick for me. I tried going into the Power Options and changing the hibernate or Standby to one hour, but that didn't change it. I remember changing it to the 5 minutes it's at now, but can't remember how I did



Answer:Change amount of time until hibernation

Start>Settings>Control Panel>(if not already switch to classic view)Power Options

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I have a Lumia 720 on dev preview. And I did not need to charge my phone for 45 hours straight.(battery saver set on always). What's the longest have you gone without charging your device? I'm curious.

Answer:Max amount of time you have gone on without charging your phone?

1 day 19 hours. According to the battery saver app. straight. Lumia 720 on preview. Did a fair usage. Am happy with the battery backup. ?

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Last night I received two BSOD within 30 minutes of each other. The first time it occurred I had a few programs open (some pdfs, photoshop etc.) but I wasn't actively using the computer. I noticed the mouse pointer started to lack and a minute or two later it BSOD'd. I was busy at the time so I didn't catch the error code.

30 minutes later, after a restart and opening some of the same programs, the BSOD re-occurred.

I restarted the computer once more, kept the programs opened to a minimum and everything seemed to be okay.

Both times, after the restart, there was a screen mentioning Acer Ethernet port (I didn't note down the exact wording, sorry) requesting that I insert a boot disk and not allowing me to continue. Not having it, I forced a restart and everything booted normally afterwards.

I attempted a System Restore, but it froze on a black screen with just my cursor visible. I left it overnight and it was still on the same screen so I forced a restart.

I've completed the System report etc. and attached it.

My OS specs are:

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
It is the originally installed OEM software
Service Pack 1 is installed

My computer specs:
Acer Aspire 5732Z
Pentium(R) Dual Core CPU 2.20GHz

Please let me know if I've missed anything out. Thank you.

Answer:2 BSOD within a short amount of time

Software Concerns:
Start Menu\Programs\Glary Utilities
Many of us on the forums actually do not recommend automated optimization tools for Windows 7. Windows 7 does a much better job of handling its own optimization than its predecessors did. We especially do not recommend registry cleaning as an "optimization" step because automated registry cleaning causes more harm to the registry than it actually repairs.

In the future, if you need help optimizing Windows 7, please post a thread in Performance & Maintenance - Windows 7 Forums or follow the tutorial enclosed in that forum to Optimize Windows 7.
Analysis:Crashes point to your Intel storage driver. Your Intel storage drivers are out of date.Go to Intel? Driver Update Utility,
run the utility,
click on the link for Chipset Family,
scroll down and select Standard Version.
There is a page that loads with information on other Intel drivers for your system including Intel storage drivers. You may have to let it load for 10-15 seconds before it displays your particular drivers link.
Go to that link, download the drivers, and install them.

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Hi I would like to set some time to a computer or access to the internet to be more specific from the persons that use the same profile.
Since I have the administrator account, the other users have contradictions as to the amount of time each has to use the internet, I'm knowledgeable to software such as handy cafe and cyber cafe but these are for server-client (networking eg. internet cafe), I would just like to use a software or any other type option to give each user a specific amount of time each person has to use the internet or computer without having each user log off.

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Since saturday morning I've been having a problem with all my browsers.
Problem started with chrome crashing and not wanted to open anymore after the crash. Restarted and it seemed fine but after a while it crashed again and once again didn't want to open anymore.
Restarted and started using Edge which seemed fine, but after a while no pages load anymore and the loading wheel keeps spinning.
I deleted all cookies, cleared cache from all browsers, deleted chrome and reinstalled it. But it keeps happening.
I then downloaded Firefox, which wasn't on this laptop prior to the problem and it has the same problem as Edge, after x amount of time the browser doesn't load any pages, new tabs or a new page remains white and the loading wheel keeps spinning.

Every time i restart ALL browsers work for X amount of time (varies from 2 min to 4 hours). Once one of them stops working, all of them stop working.
When the browsers are down however, Skype keeps working, i can still continue the call i was having (dunno if i can make a new call when the browsers are down, have not tried that).
Also documents from google Drive that are open in Firefox (Chrome crashes so it doesnt work here) keep saving the changes that i make, but new tabs i open in that page remain white and keep loading. Have not tried it with edge but i might later tonight.
My second laptop and my phone do not have any problems with connections while the browsers are down.

Things i've tried to fix this problem:

-turning on... Read more

Answer:All browsers stop working after x amount of time

I am getting the same problem and nothing I've done has fixed it. heres hoping for an answer

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The time varies, but it's usually between 2 min - 3 hours before my internet stops responding and I have to restart, sometimes about 2-3 times before I get my internet back. I'm using Windows ME

Here's my Hijack This:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.96.0
Scan saved at 10:00:25 PM, on 9/4/2003
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
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Answer:My internet stops working after a certain amount of time

In Hijack This, check ALL of the following items.
Next, close all browser Windows, and have HT fix all checked.

O4 - Startup: GStartup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\GMT\GMT.exe
Next reboot into Safe Mode and remove the following files and folders that are bolded
C:\Program Files\Common Files\GMT\GMT.exe

See here for how to start in safe mode if you don't know how.

Reboot into normal mode
Now download Spybot - Search & Destroy (if you haven't got the program installed already)

After installing, first press Online, and search for, put a check mark at, and install all updates.

Next, close all Internet Explorer windows, hit 'Check for Problems', and have SpyBot remove/fix all it finds that are in RED


Last, run HJT again and post your log again to see if anything was missed.


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is there such a function with windows 7? where i can type in a certain amount of time and the pc/lap top will switch itself off so i can leave it downloading and go to bed but not have to leave the lap top running over night?

Answer:auto shut down after x amount of time with windows 7

Create a new shortcut with this address;
shutdown -s -t ### -f
### = number of seconds

Of course, don't forget to run it before you go to bed

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Hey people! Hope y'all are well!

Is there at all any possible way I can force Steam to auto launch at system startup after at least 1 minute after log on? For some reason at the moment Steam will try to connect before my Internet connection has made a connection and it just sits idle as if it was never opened but the processes are running. :/ I always have to force close via Task Manager and then launch Steam again.

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The time varies, but it's usually between 2 min - 3 hours before my internet stops responding and I have to restart, sometimes about 2-3 times before I get my internet back. I'm using Windows ME

Here's my Hijack This:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.96.0
Scan saved at 10:00:25 PM, on 9/4/2003
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
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Answer:Internet stops working after certain amount of time

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hello so my last 2 scans using avira have both hit the 700,000 mark taking like 5 hrs to do a complete scan. I have no installed or downloaded anything recently. Before these scans if i can remember correctly i had around 300,000 files which took around 2hrs and 30mins to scan. Also no viruses come up when i scan and no malware with superantispyware

Last question is there a way to check all the scan times/files for avira?

Answer:amount of scanned files/time avira

hmm seems there is a time limit on editing posts. i wanted to add that my hd has 203gb used space and 290gb free space

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I'm running my sound through a Line 6 KB37 interface and out through some studio monitors. However yesterday after having Spotify on from 30 - 60mins the sound stopped, Spotify crashed, i tried to restart and explorer.exe couldn't shutdown because it was stuck trying to play the logoff sound. I force restarted it and it turned into a BSOD. Today the same thing has happened after about 30mins of watching a film. The sound stopped and media player crashed. I tried to watch a youtube video after this and it wouldn't buffer it and crashed my browser. I checked my device manager and it said all my sound devices were working properly. Any ideas?

Answer:Sound Card Seems to Shut Off After a Certain Amount of Time

I doubt that it's the sound that is causing it. There is some other system problems.

(I have a studio currently with Sonar X1 but I recently installed PT MP9 and will be moving to Pro Tools later).

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Hi there!

So, the problem is that my pc freezes after a random amount of time. One time it crashes after 10 minutes, another time after an hour, and then before I've even seen the windows 10 logo.
It also doesn't really seem to matter what I do, it crashes when I am playing a game, it crashes when typing a word document and it crashes when I just leave it on the desktop.
GPU:R9 380
RAM: 8GB (2x4GB)
Motherboard: Asrock 970 pro 3 r 2.0
ssd: 120 GB
hdd: 1TB
PSU: Coolermaster G750M

What I've tried so far:
Changing the PSU, switching the ram modules and using different slots, switching the gpu with a radeon HD 7770. I can't really switch out any more hardware as I don't have anything to switch for example the motherboard with.
I also reinstalled windows 10.

If someone knows the solution to my problem, I'd be very grateful

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Sometimes after startup, I quickly go to Task Manager to look at the Performance and see the up time which freezes after 0:00:01:30right now i managed to go up to 8 minutes of up time, but I'm not sure what to do considering this is a new desktop we bought and the only things  I've installed are Steam, some Steam games, adwcleaner, CCleaner, iTunes, WinRar, and Google Chrome.. :/ any help? tips? 

Answer:HP Envy 750-247c Freezes after a certain amount of time

@VikkyOstrich?, welcome to the forum. I suggest contacting the seller for help with your problem.  If you bought the computer from HP Store you should contact HP Customer Service for help.  You should not be having any problems with a new computer.  There may be a faulty component that is causing the problem. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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Hullo, recently my laptop (Dell Inspiron 6400, running WinXP Media Edition)'s been failing; it freezes anywhere from ten seconds to five minutes after I log in. I'm unable to install an antivirus because the laptop freezes during installation. Safe Mode seems to be, well, safer, although even so it has frozen once.

I've done scans with ComboFix and MBAM; CF found a massive infestation in my pchealth and system32 folders but was able to restore everything. The system freezes just the same even after removing the threats.

I have no idea what's causing the freezing; it freezes anywhere from ten seconds to five minutes after I log in, and even freezes at login if I stay there too long.

The computer is completely frozen; Num Lock / Scroll Lock can't be activated/deactivated, the mouse doesn't move, etc. I can't even shut down without either pulling the plug out or holding onto the power button.

My HD is 91GB (Fujitsu MHV2100BH). There is 14.5GB free, although my F: partition has only 7% (or 4.5GB) free. I have 1GB of RAM installed. I have not had any problems with this laptop until recently. Or no, I have, but not relating to running out of system resources or anything related.

Thanks for reading,

DDS (Ver_09-09-29.01) - NTFSx86 MINIMAL
Run by test at 17:49:59.37 on Tue 10/06/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_05
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1014.775 [GMT -7:00]
============== Running Processes ==============... Read more

Answer:Computer freezing after small amount of time

Hi My name is Extremeboy (or EB for short), and I will be helping you with your log.We apologize for the delay of response. If you still require assistance we would like to see the current condition of your system so please post a new set of DDS Logs as well as a RootRepeal log and a description of any remaining problems or symptoms you may still have please.If for any reason you did not post a DDS log or RootRepeal log please refer to this page and in step #6 and Step #7 for further instructions on downloading and running DDS & RootRepeal. If you have any problems just let me know in your next reply or simply post a Hijackthis log.For your next reply I would like to see:-The DDS logs---DDS.txt and Attach logs-RootRepeal logs-Description of any remaining problems you may still have.Thanks again and we apologize for the delay.With Regards,Extremeboy

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The games crash after an inconsistent amount of time like stated. Sometimes the games crash after 1 or 2 minutes, sometimes after 1,2 or even 3 hours. This happens most in GTA:V and Minecraft. It is unplayable in its current state. The pc is brand new ( less than one month old).
My specs are :
Motherboard: ASROCK as350m pro 4.
CPU: ryzen 5 1600
RAM: Corsair Venegance LPX 2x8gb (CMK16GX4M2A2400C14) @2400mhz
GPU: GTX 1070 8GB
Hard Drive: 1tb wd blue 7200RPM
PSU: EVGA 650w G2 Supernova.
ssd: 128gb Segate

I have tried reinstalling windows, reinstalling gpu drivers, using different gpu drivers, overclocking cpu, returning cpu to normal speed, setting ram to 2400mhz in bios (it came tuned @ 2133mhz), setting the ram back to 2133mhz, reinstalling games, and being very frustrated. My temps are low, gpu<50 and cpu<40 on full load, so temps are definitely not the problem.
I usually find Minecraft crashes quicker if I use optifine , and even quicker if I use shaders aswell.

Any help/advice is much appreciated!

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So my computer would turn on not that long ago for more than 30 seconds. The fan had a problem for the fan on the motherboard, so I bought a new one and replaced it. Now my computer turns on for about an hour and then turns off suddenly. The first time it happend I though it might have been bad contact and turned it on again, but the second time it only stayed on for about half of the time. I stopped trying after that for the day. I turned it on the day after and it stayed on for about an hour, hour and a halfish. I havn't turned it on since. The fan on the computer computer is working fine, but there is only one fan. It used to work fine like this with the just one fan before it broke, but now it isn't.  Is it overheating, do I need a new fan, or is it something else. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:My computer turns of suddenly after being on for certain amount of time.

its not a fan problem. it should be smps or mother board problem. first check your smps that it giving useful power to cpu. if it is ok, then please check your motherboard.

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I have had this problem a few months ago which I had solved (at least I thought so) with system restore but the situation is a bit more severe because, whatever is happening, it is deleting my restore points.

This really is a spur of the moment kind've thing without warning. My PC was working immaculately until the day before yesterday. I usually always leave my PC on overnight or whenever I go to sleep. I got up yesterday morning and discovered that the PC had crashed to the bios screen. It absolutely would not start for a few times for who knows what reason and I had to keep trying system diagnostics. I thought I might've been hit by a virus and it was being antagonised by the scan I was running that night. After finding nothing wrong and discovering I had no restore points for about half an hour, I managed to get the PC started again and it didn't seem like anything was actually wrong.

When I checked task manager, I discovered that hardly any processes or programs were starting up. I used the PC that day as usual and nothing at all seemed out of place except for the fact the PC was very quiet, could barely even hear any sort of disk activity at all. So I left it on overnight again, this time without running a scan, came back to it this morning and discovered it had crashed again, this time to the login screen (this could've happened any number of times that night, to my knowledge.) I logged in and the exact same thing happens, next to no processes running, hardly any... Read more

Answer:Windows seems to crash/restart after a set amount of time

Make and model number of everything found inside the PC? GPU, PSU, MOBO, etc.

Download HWMonitor from here:

Make sure to download the .zip file to your desktop.

Once downloaded to your desktop unzip the folder to your desktop.

Open up the unzipped folder and run either the 32bit Software or 64bit Software. How to tell the difference:
Allow HWMonitor to run while the PC is at an idle state. After about five minutes of running at idle take a screenshot and save the image to your desktop.

Now allow HWMonitor to run while gaming or doing heavy processing for about five minutes. Take another screenshot and save the image to your desktop.

In your next reply please include both screenshots.

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I am not a please keep solutions simple.

I am getting this error msg:

Program: c:\windows\system32\ookvle\atisvc_hhpqt.exe
Module: c:\windows\system32\ookvle\Director_bmkph.dll

Runtime Check Failure #2-Stack around the variable 'cache manager'was corrupted.

Debug Assertion Failed
Program c:\windows\system32\ookvle\atisvc_hhpqt.exe
File c:\wtl80\include\atictrls.h

The situation: error appeared, my webwatcher program stopped working, restored computer to previous time before corruption computer worked no error msg, then reinstalled webwatcher program and error msg appeared.
BTW, I know the two may not be connected...could be quite a conincidence...

Need a simple solution: Reload platform, program has a bug....

The info requested is cut and pasted and attached as files:

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Work at 13:56:00.81 on Fri 06/25/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
AV: CA Anti-Virus *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {17CFD1EA-56CF-40B5-A06B-BD3A27397C93}
FW: CA Personal Firewall *enabled* {14CB4B80-8E52-45EA-905E-67C1267B4160}

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

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

uStart Page = hxxp://
BHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
BHO: Google Toolbar Helper: {aa58ed58-01dd-4d91-8333-cf10577473f7} - c:\program... Read more

Answer:Help! Run-time Check Failure #2 Stack Around the variable 'Cache Manager' was corrupt

Bump, please.

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I just upgraded my Windows 7 setup to Windows 8 and I'm sort of regretting it now. It takes around 3 minutes to shut down sometimes. It just displays the plain screen with "Shutting Down" and the rotating orb for 3 minutes then shuts down. And if I close my laptop's lid during this, next time I open it, I *still* see that screen. So my laptop goes to sleep *while* shutting down and wakes up in the same state. This blows my mind.

Also, another issue. If my laptop goes to sleep automatically because of very little battery left. Then if I connect my charger and try to wake it up, it takes around 3-4 minutes here as well.

Any clue how to troubleshoot these problems? Priority being the shut down problem.

Answer:Shutdown/Wake up takes a HUGE amount of time

What you described happened to me once, and I realized that there were Windows updates being applied. Since your system is "new" maybe you are not yet caught up on updates.

Sometimes the Windows 8 is "doing maintenance.' I don't know if a shut down during that time would cause this foolishness.

If neither of the above I would hope that it is a driver issue and try updating, starting with the chipset.

This is my preferred order for finding drivers:

1. PC manufacturer's web site,
2. Motherboard manufacturer's web site,
3. Device manufacturer's web site,
4. A "drivers" site, such as DriverGuide,
5. Anywhere you can find one that might work,
6. Let Device Manager try to find one.
7. Use Windows Update.

(4 through 7 are really tied, and with Windows 7--and maybe 8-- the Windows Update should be at least 4th. The main message is that the first three are almost always to be preferred.)

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Last night my computer restarted to begin installing updates. Apparently sometime over the night it shut off, but when I turned my computer back on this morning it was still saying 'installing update 1 of 3.' It has now been over 11 hours since he process started last night and I am getting very frustrated because I really need to use my computer!! Any one have any ideas why it might be taking so long and if there's anything I can do to speed it up or cancel it?I have an Asus laptop that is running windows 8.

Answer:Update installation is taking a ridiculous amount of time!!

Hi those updates it had to install should of taken only 30 mins at the most, I had 6 to update and my laptop was up and running in 45 minutes and that includes 2 software ones for the laptop.Can you get into control panel windows updates, then press view installed updates once in, then look for trouble shoot my updates run that and see what it comes up with.It will either fix them or remove them.Just read what comes up

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I used to have this thing when I started up my PC when I clicked 2 or more tabs on FF very soon after first opening it the net just crapped itself and wouldn't let anything net related open, aside from mIRC if it was open prior to the net going down but I couldn't open a new one, only fix was restarting. If I waited like 5-10 mins after startup it never happened. The internet icon never changed and the troubleshooter would always say it was working fine. Recently it's started happening at random times no matter how long the PC has been on even if I just click a forum banner or something- everything internet related will stop working/refuse to open other than my mIRC window if it was already connected, but I can't PM anyone or join any new channels. Usually lasts 5-10 minutes and then the FF page that froze will load and everything will work again. I've also tried IE and Chome, same result.

It's become extremely annoying now as it's very frequent and can last from as little as 5 minutes to 32 mins(longest so far). I've downloaded nothing new/added no new hardware and the PC is a gaming PC that I built around a year and a bit ago.

I've scanned with MBAM, Nod32, and Zone Alarm, they've come up with nothing. I'm really hoping someone here has an idea what's wrong because I'm very close to just reinstalling to get rid of this huge annoyance.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:everything internet related stops working for x amount of time

It's probably something running in the background since all browsers are affected. Try changing your AV from automatic to notifying you so you can update definitions manually. Think of other programs that are set to run in the background or since you built the unit, if your fans are sufficient since heat can cause the problem.

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Hey guys,

So I have an LCD monitor that's decently old (4+ years, but only 2.5 years of use). Whenever I turn it on, it works for a decent amount of time, sometimes up to 45 minutes to an hour. However, after that time, the screen will just turn black. My computer will still be running normally, I just can't see anything on my monitor. The LED on the monitor is still green.

If I turn off my monitor and turn it back on, it will work for X amount of time. X depends solely on how long I leave the monitor off for. If I turn it off for 10 seconds and turn it back on, the monitor will work for about 2 seconds. If I turn it off for a whole night, it'll work for about 45 minutes again.

Other monitors have worked with my video card, albeit they were DVI and not VGA (which is what my current monitor is).

So what is the problem? Is it because my monitor is too old? Is it fixable? Thanks.


Answer:Monitor screen turns black after certain amount of time

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Hello everyone, I have a very strange problem with the audio of my Envy and I couldn't find any solution on the forum. It stop working  (from both the speakers and the headpones) randomly, i don't get any error and the icons say that everything is working normally: even the Windows 10 audio troubleshooter is useless.Sometimes the fix is just restarting the pc but sooner or later the audio will disappear again. I even tried the Bios troubleshooter but i could not find any problem. The driver I'm using is the IDT 6.10.6491.0.

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Don't know if I should do this but to get rid of Virtumondo you have to download [email protected] because Virtumonde is most likely embedded to explorer.exe. Find the .dll that is infected and delete it with GiPO, then restart your computer in Safe Mode with Command Prompt and try to delete the .dll from there. If it says it doesn't exist then GiPo did delete it. If it isn't embedded into explorer.exe then it is running with another program, you just have to find which program it is. Good luck with that.

Now my real question,
My web browser only works for about 5 - 30 minutes after I restart. I don't know how to fix it but I don't have any spyware/viruses. It used to work but for some reason it doesn't anymore, however, I know I do have internet because if i'm connected to anything else I stay connected. Here is my HJT log:
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Broadcom\BACS\BacsTray.exe
C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\stsystra.exe
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Answer:(Virtumonde removal) My web browser works for a set amount of time...

Bump please

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hi everyone. I was given a friend's computer and have been trying to fix it all week, and have been unsuccessful. It's a Dell Inspiron 600m on Windows XP, Service Pack 3 with all the latest windows updates. It had AVG 8 free on it, then my friend installed Paretologic virus scanner on top of AVG 8. He also installed Malwarebytes. Then he gave it to me. I ran the virus scanner at and that found nothing. I uninstalled the paretologic software. I tried to upgrade AVG free 8 to AVG free 9 and the install process froze, so I uninstalled both. (not sure if the uninstall for any of the virus software actually worked successfully, even though I did not get any errors.) I then installed the latest Kaspersky and it found Rootkit.Win32.TDSS.d so in my haste and not reading enough before running, I downloaded and ran ComboFix. It got to stage 32 and then froze. I eventually canceled it, reset the computer, and uninstalled it using combofix /uninstall. It looks like it did quarantine one file though, but I forget the name, it was a .sys file. I then ran a full scan with Kaspersky and that did not show any viruses. I also then ran a full scan of Malwarebytes and that found some cookies that I deleted. I thought I was in the clear, but the following issues still occur:

When I open any web browser, (IE, Firefox, and Chrome are installed on the machine) it will work fine for about a minute and then no browser can download anything and just waits whe... Read more

Answer:windows xp all internet browsers hang after certain amount of time

Hello,You have a bad rootkit infection. Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<==If you cannot produce the DDS logs, then post back here and we will provide you with further instructions.Orange Blossom

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Every time I leave my computer idle for a bit I am not able to connect to the internet without restarting my computer. This has been happening ever since i formated my computer to install xp down from vista. I'm not sure why it does this but it is very annoying. Can anybody help me and thanks in advanced.

Answer:My internet connection drops after a certain amount of idle time

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My desktop is in my bedroom, and I have a magicjack connected to it, so the computer needs to be on like always in order to receive phone calls. I was wondering if I could have the system go into like extreme power saving mode after an hour or two of not using the computer. I haven't really looked into this yet, so if the answer is obvious, I apologize, but I do not recall any real power saving features built into Windows 7. I'd like want to have the GPU use just enough to function, the cpu do the same, and then my room would be much quieter and cooler.

Answer:Power saver mode to enter after certain amount of time?

Have you enabled SpeedStep?

I have always used AMD, so I know it as Cool'n'Quiet. Reduces my CPU's power by 60%, which allows for the PWM fan to slow down to a **** near stop. Since I use an ASUS board, my BIOS settings for enabling the PWM fan adjustment is Q-Fan.

I'm not sure what/if there is a function like that in Gigabyte motherboards, but EasyTune 5 will allow for you to control the RPMs of the fans.

EasyTune 5

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Hi, I'm having a very annoying problem with my computer and hope someone can help me.

Basically, if I turn my computer off, if I turn it back on it wont boot unless it's been turned off/unplugged for (usually) at least an hour and a half/two hours. What happens when I turn it on within that time, is my monitor just says "No Signal" and the light stays orange instead of blue like it should be. The computer still sounds like it's coming on, but nothing goes through to the monitor.

It used to happen occasionally when I tried to resume from sleep or hibernate mode, but now it seems to happen any time I turn it off. When I turn it off at night, it's always alright when I turn it on the next day (touch wood), so it seems to need a rest of a specific length for some reason.

Does anyone know what might be causing this? Thanks!

Answer:Windows wont boot unless it's been off for a decent amount of time

Is this a HP computer? Try turning it off and then unplug the power, hold in the power button for 15 seconds. Plug back in and start up the computer. Does it boot normally?

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I was asked to post to this forum so here I am. I was given a friend's computer and have been trying to fix it all week, and have been unsuccessful. It's a Dell Inspiron 600m on Windows XP, Service Pack 3 with all the latest windows updates. It had AVG 8 free on it, then my friend installed Paretologic virus scanner on top of AVG 8. He also installed Malwarebytes. Then he gave it to me. I ran the virus scanner at and that found nothing. I uninstalled the paretologic software. I tried to upgrade AVG free 8 to AVG free 9 and the install process froze, so I uninstalled both. (not sure if the uninstall for any of the virus software actually worked successfully, even though I did not get any errors.) I then installed the latest Kaspersky and it found Rootkit.Win32.TDSS.d so in my haste and not reading enough before running, I downloaded and ran ComboFix. It got to stage 32 and then froze. I eventually canceled it, reset the computer, and uninstalled it using combofix /uninstall. It looks like it did quarantine one file though, but I forget the name, it was a .sys file. I then ran a full scan with Kaspersky and that did not show any viruses. I also then ran a full scan of Malwarebytes and that found some cookies that I deleted. I thought I was in the clear, but the following issues still occur:When I open any web browser, (IE, Firefox, and Chrome are installed on the machine) it will work fine for about a minute and then no browser can download anythi... Read more

Answer:windows xp all internet browsers hang after certain amount of time

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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Last night my computer restarted to begin installing updates. Apparently sometime over the night it shut off, but when I turned my computer back on this morning it was still saying 'installing update 1 of 3.' It has now been over 11 hours since he process started last night and I am getting very frustrated because I really need to use my computer!! Any one have any ideas why it might be taking so long and if there's anything I can do to speed it up or cancel it?I have an Asus laptop that is running windows 8.

Answer:Update installation is taking a ridiculous amount of time!!

Hi those updates it had to install should of taken only 30 mins at the most, I had 6 to update and my laptop was up and running in 45 minutes and that includes 2 software ones for the laptop.Can you get into control panel windows updates, then press view installed updates once in, then look for trouble shoot my updates run that and see what it comes up with.It will either fix them or remove them.Just read what comes up

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Word 2003 is locking up my machine it's a almost brand new machine, but after a random amount of time, it just locks up. Only when using word, however. Problem is, I can't figure out why. I've uninstalled office and re-installed, removed zone-alarm, tried different documents, etc. Locks up - but it's inconsistent. Sometimes the freeze happens right away, sometimes after an hour.

Any ideas?

Answer:Word freezes computer after random amount of time

Hmm.. anybody?

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hello thanks for looking!, Please help

it gets to blue windows screen just after windows loading files with black screen and just sits their with blue windows background and mouse in middle.i also only have hard wired USB keyboard connected

first off my mother board is a gigabyte ma790x-ds4
ram is 2x2GB of DDR2 XMS2 800 corsair (4G)
hdd is 1tb Seagate baracuda ( i also have 3 other hdd's,although are disconnected for install)
gfx card is raedon hd 6770
processor is phenom 9550 quadcore
psu: Xtreme Pro 650W gold edition.

i have also disabled legacy A floppy drive support as i have seen this giving other people with the exact same problems difficulties,i have also tried removing one ram stick and swapping it ect,also i did a memtest on the ram it for the hard drive i ran sea-gate diagnostics iso, and scanned it also it passed.

i have tried running with different hdds the only thing i can think of now is the IDE LG dvd drive i have... Or the Processor or MB

If any one has some ideas it would greatly appreciated ,thanks allot
,First time user


Answer:Clean install Win 7 On new hdd Taking infinite amount of time..

Why are you replacing the HD Drive?

Take a look at these posts:
Windows 7 Installation Errors : Troubleshoot Step by Step
Common Installation Problems and Their Solutions
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues

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hi there i recently got conected to the internet so i reinstalled xp. the problem im having is sound seems to stop working after a random amount of time. its only noticible after restarting or opening a new program, the sound dosent stop while a program is open. if im watching a avi file i would have to keep he player open and use file>open to pleay the next file , but i restart the player or say start a game the sound stops. after inspection xp says i dont ahve a sound device installed, then after reboot it says i do have a sound device. it dosent seem to be any sepcific program that loses sound, iv lost sound after divx player, using ie, firefox, antivirus if run after 15- 20 of pc being on, and after any game. my only thoughts would be if its a virus or a reinstall sound codec problem. if you have any ideas on the subject i would love to hear them any help would be apreciated

Answer:Sound stops working after random amount of time

I dont know how to fix it but iam haveing the same kind of problem when i try to listing to music is says wave problem or sound card problem do you know of anything??

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Is there any known reason a user of workbook would get the error code 91, but someone else does not?
I cannot really debug the code since I am not getting the error and it's not practical for me to be at the users' machine, nor for me tell them which step to take to help me debug it.

Answer:Solved: Excel VBA error code 91: Object variable or with block variable not set

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My boss wants to copy a powerpoint presentation to a disk (it would have to be a CD or DVD) and make it unreadable after a certain amount of time. Is this possible? If not, is it possible to burn the file to a disk and not allow it to be copied from that disk?

Answer:Can you save a file on a disk and make it unreadable after a certain amount of time?

This would be very difficult to do, and probably wouldn't work anyway for anyone savvy enough to reset the system clock.

But you can password-protect a CD.

This one claims time-limited access:

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Since I moved to college, I decided to ship the desktop I built to my apartment. I had invested a decent amount into it so I didn't want to go many many months without using it. I decided to ship it via USPS after taking it apart. I thought that would have made it safe enough to ship, but I was mistaken seeing as the packages were handled so poorly there is now a huge dent in the corner of my steel tower where the PSU is mounted. Luckily I had invested in the insurance option and I got some money for damaged parts.

Unforunately for me I now get BSOD's when using my computer. It can be anywhere from a crash during startup to 20 minutes of fine usage before it dies. I've only managed to see the details of the BSOD once (always immediately starts up again) and it said that there was a unrecoverable hardware error. I suspect that it is the hard drive that is failing, but then again I'm no expert at hardware issues and figured that this would be a good place to start. I want to know which parts I need to replace to get it fully functioning again. I hope that it is just the HDD as I am just a poor college student

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Answer:BSOD After random amount of time, suspected hardware error

Bump, also if someone could point out another place I might find some more info/help that would be awesome too! I'm not sure how to analyze the retrieved bsod logs unfortunately

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My D 200gb SATA hard drive disappears around 1-90 mins while on windows 7. I have tried registry repairs and alot of things. Its not faulty cables because i used to have win Xp on exact same computer but reformatted to windows 7. Rebooting makes the hard drive reappear but it still disappears after a while. It still shows up in the bios though. When it disappears, it is completely gone, even in device manager.

Someone please help, most of my important data is on my 200gb D drive and i only use C for my os and some other things like Firefox because its only 80gb so someone please help

Answer:D SATA Hard Drive disappears after random amount of time.

Hi cheezstik and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Did you have this same problem when running XP? Have you tried a different SATA port, and are you using a latching SATA cable? I would consider backing this disk up to an external drive just in case this is indicative of an impending drive failure. If you have SMART enabled for this drive, what is it reporting? Finally, if you have access to a digital multimeter, you could back-probe the power connector to the drive to see if there is a problem from that angle. Be careful that you don't cause a short-circuit whilst doing so.

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Hi all,
I'm hoping someone can assist me here. I've been doing as much investigation on my own that i can, but i'm not really sure where i should be looking next.

I've recently upgraded my hardware (cpu/mem/board) and installed win7 64bit at the same time. I ran win7 64 previous to the upgrade, but i did a clean install due to raid controller changes.

I'm getting a full freeze/BSOD whilst playing games for an amount of time. Sometimes i've used the system for a while and then started a game and had it crash, other times (mostly) i've had it crash after a while of playing games.

Windows usage does not produce a crash, that said, i did have one crash after about 15 mins of rebooting (yet again) from a BSOD.

Here's the latest dump, let me know if i've missed something or need to supply more info.



Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [c:\windows\minidump\010910-27081-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

WARNING: Inaccessible path: 'c:\windows\i386'
Symbol search path is: srv*c:\symbols*
Executable search path is: c:\windows\i386
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (3 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.09071... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] BSOD after varying amount of time playing games.

It would be better if you can upload the actual mindump file(s) please

and some basic system spec ?

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I have a problem that has been puzzling and annoying me very much for the past week or so. I have no problem connecting to the network but at random times I lose connection to the internet for a few seconds or a few minuites. I never lose connection to the network though. My playstation 3 has a wired connection directly to the modem as does the computer in the living room, and those units never lose connection. How ever my computer in my room along with my xbox 360, which is also in my room, loses connection wirelessly. My xbox and this computer DO NOT have this problem at other people houses so I'm thinking it must be my router (Linksys E1000). The wireless adapter I have on my computer is a Linksys WMP600N Dual Band. Both the router and my wireless card have the lastest firmware and I have also tried giving my computer a static IP along with the Xbox and forwarding the ports for it. Still does not work for me. I am able to connect to my neighbors internet which has no problems with connection other than the fact that its laggy since i am far from their router. I really dont want to go out and buy a new router so any help anyone could give me would be awesome!

Answer:Randomly losing internet connection for random amount of time!

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\tweakAUDIO>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : tweakAUDIO-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . :

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Linksys WMP600N Wireless-N PCI Adapter wi
th Dual-Band #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-25-9C-B4-38-03
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::881c:a898:fc64:c96a%14(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, October 19, 2011 7:17:58 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, October 20, 2011 7:17:58 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 335553948
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-78-8E-04-44-87-FC-71-0B-4E

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

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I have been fighting with this for some time and I can't figure out what it is. Over time, my Paged Pool memory usage keeps climbing until eventually I have to reboot to clear it out. It is a tough problem to search for because most people seem to have a problem with non-paged pool memory and all of those problems get included in the search results.

I have 32GB of RAM and once the paged pool reaches around 18GB or so it starts to bog down and get sluggish. And when I say 18GB, I mean 18GB with nothing open. I have my typical tray stuff, which I have tried killing, but nothing releases the RAM. I have let it climb all the way to 32GB before, but then the computer becomes useless and took about a half hour or so to shut down.

When I run Rammap it shows that paged pool is huge, and in the process list there is a process called MemCompression that has an extremely large amount of RAM in use. Not the full size of the paged pool, but definitely really big.

There are several threads talking about using Poolmon to track down processes using lots of paged or non-paged pool memory, but the process on mine that is extremely large has a tag of Se, which is tough to search for in the strings because virtually every file has Se in it somewhere.

Right now I just rebooted again, so the usage is back to "normal" (if you consider 11GB memory in use normal for just having Chrome open) and my paged pool is around 2GB or so. It will increase again by this evening, so I will g... Read more

Answer:Large amount of Paged Pool memory usage over time

Try this (free) Sourceforge memory leak detection tool: I've seen it mentioned, used, and praised in other threads here (and in EightForums) as well as on the Microsoft forums: Windows Leaks Detector.

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I was wondering if anyone could help me with a programming matter?

Basically, I am trying to create n ArrayLists in Java, which I would like to
include the construction for this within loops with an appropriate name. So I
will find what n is from a calculation and I will be using an ArrayList as I
will not know the size of the vectors until all calculations have been

To save me hard coding in the construction of such ArrayLists when I know the
number (n) that I will need I have been racking my brains to come up with a
neater solution. In the past I have seen someone using notation such as a % or
$ or something like this in c++ which can be used to append the value of a variable to
the end of a filename, or at least I think that was what it was doing. What I am
wondering is there any such way in Java to loop over n and appropriately name my
ArrayLists as name1, name2.....namen? Also, I think that I would need to access
them using a similar method.


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I have a Toshiba Satellite P200 PSPB6A-17804M that hangs when I have not touched the keyboard or mouse for a period of time.

The O/S is Windows Vista Ultimate 32Bit version and specs for model are as link. But with an ATI HD2600 128MB Video.

Link: [Link To Same Model Laptop| 0127?IMSfp=TL090127161001r18426]

I have updated all Toshiba updates including the 2.50 bios update.

When left lone for s short period of time, my system hangs, though my mouse still moves. Clicking anywhere on screen or using the keyboard does not seem to bring it back to a working mode. The only way I can then use my laptop is to do a hard restart by holding the power button for 5 seconds.

My system seems to run fine so long as i don't stop using the mouse or keyboard.
The time between when i last used the computer and when it hangs can range from 5 minutes to 10 hours.

I have turned off all Power Saving settings including Video Saving mode to no avail.

Can anyone help me with this problem?

Thanks Batty.

Answer:Satellite P200 - System Hangs when left alone for a short amount of time.


Your issue sounds really strange? did you try to reinstall the Windows OS and to check if the issue would still appears?

I?m not sure if this could be a software problem but you should test it before we would discuss about any other hardware possible problems?

Check it out

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
2011 HP dv6t laptop
i7-2820QM processor
4 gigs of RAM
Radeon HD 6770m graphics
Starting yesterday, my screen will occasionally go black for variable amounts of time. Typically it will go black for one second, then back to normal for two or three, then black for about ten seconds, then back to normal for a while. However the screen isn't just black, there is also a little bit of RGB fuzz/noise on the left side of the screen. Typically it has occurred when just browsing with chrome or browsing the steam store, so it seems like it couldn't be anything being overworked...
Is this just some setting that's overloading, or is my graphics card starting to die, or is it some visible symptom of malware, or something completely different?
Thanks in advance

Answer:Screen randomly goes black for random amount of time w/ small amt of fuzz

Yeah it sounds like a video card issue. The solder connecting the gpu to the motherboard may not have a good connection. If the lapop at one point got hot enough it could cause some of those solder joints to go bad. i.e. if you are using a blanket and have the laptop on top of it. The blanket covers the vents and you do not notice. The laptop will get really hot.
 I had something similar happen in my older mac book pro. I reflowed the solder on my motherboard and that fixed the issue. If the a fan is not working or works some of the time that could cause it to overheat. Without a fan it can overheat very easily.

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I have, as I see it, a very unique problem with my computer.
I turn my computer on, and sound works, I can turn on winamp, play music etc.
But, after random amount of time, my sound driver just disappears, when go to
Control Panel and Sound and Audio Devices, it says I have no driver/sound card.

Funny thing is, when I open winamp at the beginning when it works, it continues to play music even when it already says I have no sound, I can even add more stuff to winamp, but ONCE I turn it off, It wont open again because I have no sound drivers!
The amount of time before this happens varies, once it was hour and a half, but not it was only 15 minutes. Of course, Im still listening to music, because I havent turned off winamp yet (although, any other program I start after the malfunction, sound wont work with it).

I tried to reinstall my drivers, but I couldnt find a way how to remove everything from Device manager under "Sound, Audio and Gaming Devices", but nothing changed. When I removed what I could, windows found it as new hardware, but didnt want to install new drivers since "the latest possible version is installed". Sound of course wasnt working, until I installed drivers I downloaded from the net, but then it just returned to where it is now.
Also, right now, device manager tells me everything runs ok, but "Sound" in Control Panel says I have no drivers.

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Answer:Sound Card (Driver?) stops working after random amount of time

You may be infected with a virus or other malware. What protection are you running?

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Hello all,
Please feel free to move this if it's in the wrong place, but I'm really stumped here. I've recently been doing some work on my mother's computer (helping her set up Outlook, verifying that her connection to my print server and file server is successful all the time), and I've noticed some very odd things. None of the usual keyboard commands work for her as they work for me. Like for instance, I can't use ALT+F4 to close windows, F7 to bring up the spell checker in Office programs, and I'm sure there are many others I haven't found. The other issue occurs when certain programs are running. System
access is a screen reader made by the company Serotek, and I was using it to access the computer. I had it running via it's to go interface (which means that it's running as a web based service), and it would run really well for about ten minutes, and then it would simmer down to the point of unresponsiveness. I'd have to shut down Internet Explorer and then log back into it to get it back. I had the strangest episode with it last week too. That time, when I launched the add a printer wizard with SA running, a score of the "Assertion failed" errors popped up citing the Visual C++ runtime as the cause of the error with a .CPP source file as the offending file. Can I ask what the heck is going on here? Any possible feedback you folks might have would be very helpful because the administrator side of me is runn... Read more

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The setting described in the topic was set to 15 minutes on the workstation GPO. User complain that they get the following errors in Adobe InDesign:
The network connection was lost for the file
*OpenedFile*.indd, or the file was modified by another process.
I think this setting is causing the issues.
More details about the setting:
My question is about the default settings on a workstation, what does "undefined" mean? What is default on a Win 8.1 machine? Should I disable the setting from the policy or set it to 99999 (effectively disabling it)?


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ya i want my comp to goto the welcome screen afte ri set idle for say 25min. i did it on my moms and can't remember how. if i set screensaver to password on resume it just asks for mine and won't do anything unless they know mine and i don't want any one know how to do this?

Answer:Gettin Computer To Goto Welcome Screen Afte Rbeing Idle For A Set Amount Of Time

I'm just guessing at this, so try it and see.

First, go to Start...Run...and type in "control userpasswords2" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Then, uncheck the box that says "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer". Then, click OK.

Next, go to Start...Control Panel...Display...ScreenSaver tab. The little password box should now say "On resume, display Welcome Screen" (instead of asking for the password).

At least that's how it worked out on my system. If it doesn't work for you, you can easily reset it to the way it was.

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In Excel 2003 I have a Sub that updates the Access database where the data is stored that keeps returning Error 91 Object Variable or With block Variable Not Set. I have been over and over my code and I cant find where it is happening. When I run it I'm not catching anything, it doesn't offer for me to debug it and no rows are highlighted. I can't even step into it to debug it. The code is:

Sub UpdateDataInDB(pRow As Integer)
'Purpose: Updates the database with changes made in spreadsheet.
'Parameter: pRow is the row with new data to be added.

On Error GoTo ErrHandler

' Turn off screen updates
Application.ScreenUpdating = False

' Variables for connecting to Database.
Dim cnt As ADODB.Connection
Dim ocmd As ADODB.Command
Dim rst1 As ADODB.Recordset
' Variables for data
Dim stDB As String, stSQL As String
Dim stConn As String
Dim wbBook As Workbook
Dim wsSheet1 As Worksheet
' Variables to hold data for Update
Dim iID As Integer
Dim sClient As String
Dim sClientName As String
Dim sCSECase As String
Dim sDateOfVisit As String
Dim sTimeOfArrival As String
Dim sCountyCode As String
Dim sRevSpecialist As String
Dim sProcess As String
Dim sReasonEstablishment As String
Dim sReasonCompliance As String
Dim sAssistingRevSpecialist As String
Dim sTimeIn As String
Dim sTimeOut As String
Dim iNumberOfCases As Integer
Dim sDocumentType As String
Dim sOtherComments As String
Dim sOutcome As String

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Answer:Error 91 Object Variable or With Block Variable Not Set

Can you post your sample workbook with the code attached? When I copy and paste the code from your last post into a brand new workbook I do not get any errors and I am able to step through it without any issues.


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I am getting the following error when I load the page shown below:
Object variable or With block variable not set.
Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.NullReferenceException: Object variable or With block variable not set.

Source Error:

Line 215: Response.Write ("<option selected value=""" & MonthCheck(MonthCount) & """>" & MonthCount & "</option>" & vbCrLf)
Line 216:Else
Line 217: Response.Write ("<option value=""" & MonthCheck(MonthCount) & """>" & MonthCount & "</option>" & vbCrLf)
Line 218:End If
Line 219:
I'm stuck, I'm thinking it must be something to do with the Function, MonthCheck, but I'm not making much of it. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
<%@ Import Namespace="System.Data.SqlClient" %>
<%@ Page Language="vb" AutoEventWireup="false" Codebehind="person_edit.aspx.vb" Explicit="True" Inherits="Contractors.person_edit" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "">
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I'm in need of a second tech opinion here.

A family member gave me a HP Pavilion a1000 desktop PC with an AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3800+ to mess around with and make into an auxiliary machine to have laying around.

Without getting into more technical details than necessary the machine came with
1Gb of PC3300 RAM (it's correct factory default for the processor installed) I just happen to have
4Gb of PC2700 RAM laying around and I tested the machine and it appears to work just fine with the slower RAM.

The Question Is...

Would you rather have 1Gb of
PC3300 RAM or
4Gb of PC2700 RAM installed on a machine?
Am I a fool to go with the slower speed RAM?  Why?

The system seems much faster with the larger amount of slower memory (?)  How much really is the difference in the RAM speed jump between PC3300 and PC2700 RAM?   Would it be a significantly crippling
difference or not so much?

Further, I tried adding the 2 1Gb PC2700 memory to the 2 512Mb PC3300 memory and the system reports it all
is running as PC2700 (I was hoping that the speed could be split between banks but I guess not - yea, I already knew that) So I just added the 1Gb PC2700 memory to all four banks and I'm calling it a night. Am I sadly mistaken in some respect to prefer the
4Gb slower RAM here?
If it matters then I'm using the machine with Windows XP Media Center Edition SP3 installed though I do intend upon giving Windows 10 a try with this machine
sho... Read more

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QuickBooks transfers Vendor data records as all credits whether it is a payment or a bill. I want to make the bills display as a debit. I can't figure out the formula to do this

Answer:Excel Formula to covert a credit amount to a debit amount

The simple way is:

Copy Cr amount & pest formula format on Dr amount to convert all Dr amount to Cr amount.

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Two years ago, I bought a computer. The computer has an Intel motherboard. That time, Intel website claimed that the maximum amount of RAM is 4gb, and so did the seller. Now, Intel changed the motherboard specifications by reducing the amount of maximum RAM to be 2gb. Thesedays, although Intel reduced the maximum RAM in specifications to 2gb, I'm thinking of increasing the amount of RAM to 4gb, so would there be risks over my computer because of doing that? If so, what are they?
Thanks previously.

Answer:Increasing the amount of RAM over the newly-announced maximum amount?

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Need help getting rid of this annoying error message and restoring my computer to pristine state. I'm very non-technical! Simple fix is what I'm hoping for!

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So on a a nonvariable speed fan, there's no way to control the speed, correct?

Would a fan controller be able to regulate the speed by adjusting the power level??


Answer:variable speed vs. non variable fans???

A nonvariable speed fan can not vary it's speed. It's internal electronics is fixed, the nonvariables with a sensor are to allow the motherboard to know when a catastrophic failure has occured and to allow the motherboard to shut down while there is still time.

That same circuitry is fairly voltage indepentent, so that doesn't work either.

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I'm 23, and I've been a computer user for many many years.

However, understanding them has never been something I've picked up on. I'm not stupid, I just never seem to be able to pick up on things. Can't say I've actually tried either. For the first time, I have a computer that is 100% MINE. I have always had a shared computer before that. I'm at the point where I'll need to upgrade soon, and I don't know much about that sort of thing. I inherited this computer from my friend when he got his new one, however, I had to buy some parts for it to use it. I bought a monitor, mouse, keyboard, DVD drive, wireless network card (which I chucked for a 100 foot network cable), 500 Gb hard drive, and an Antec Sonata III case with power supply (I didn't need the hard drive or case/power supply until my video card and main hard drive died a few weeks later, I still suspect the PSU as the culprit behind the video card, and am still waiting for my new one to arrive so I can find out if my other video card fried or not).

If my video card is fine, I probably won't upgrade for awhile yet, if it fried however, I'll need to upgrade soon. I don't understand this part, but according to my friend computers switched over to new technology, which means the PC I have is no longer worth upgrading, which means I'll need to get a new motherboard, CPU, and video card all at once. I'm going to need memory too, I have only 512 mbs.
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Answer:It's time for me to learn some things.

Some websites to check out:

Basic Computer Info:

More advanced and up to date articles:

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For some reason, IE limits you by default to two (2) simultaneous downloads. Even if you have a good internet connection, this is your limit.

This can be changed by adding two registry keys.

If you open up REGEDIT and navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Internet Settings

You can add the two following DWord values.

Edit>New>DWORD Value
Check the Decimal radio button and enter 10 under "value data"
Click OK

Edit>New>DWORD Value
Check the Decimal radio button and enter 10 under "value data"
Click OK

Close your registry editor and your done!!!

I enclosed the registry keys to make this process easier on those of you that aren't very comfortable with editing the registry. Just unzip and double-click on both keys.

Answer:How to download more than two things at a time in IE

Gotta love that RegEdit. Once you know how to use it, it can make a lot of the "little things" better.
I just use Download Accelerator. But that only lets me download 3 at a time, I think. I'll have to try that. Good find.

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- Cyber security is still not taken as seriously as it should be
Everyone who uses the Internet knows by now that websites can be hacked. However, over the past period, security researchers have demonstrated that any device or machine that?s powered by a piece of software can also be hacked.
Researchers have demonstrated that routers, set-top boxes, security cameras, TVs, and even fridges can be hijacked and abused by cybercriminals for various purposes, including sending spam, mining for crypto-currencies, and spreading malware. Medical devices can also be hijacked, and the consequences can be deadly.

On the other hand, experts have also demonstrated that cars, ships, airplanes, satellites and even the sensors used for traffic control systems can be hacked.

So far, we?ve seen the damage that cybercriminals can cause by hacking a website or a company?s networks. We?ve also heard some ?spooky? stories about industrial control systems. A perfect example is the Stuxnet worm which reportedly caused serious damage to Iran?s nuclear centrifuges.

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Answer:Everything Can Be Hacked, It’s Just a Matter of Time Until Things Get More Serious

Good read so far.

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Hi everyone, 
I'm not sure where this should go since I have no clue where my issue actually is :/
So, I bought this PC in August off of Ebay. It may be the last time I do such a thing. I've been troubleshooting for weeks, and I'm about ready to smash this thing.  
Anyway, it worked fine up until about mid November when I started getting BSOD while playing World of Warcraft. I was extremely busy that month, and it didn't happen any other time, so I just stopped playing until I had time to figure out what was going on. 
At the end of December, it got to the point where it was BSOD every time I opened a program. Symptoms changed over and over. One day Seatools for DOS and Chkdsk tests were failing. The next, those tests were passing with no issues found, and it looked like the boot sector was corrupt. I found a solution somewhere on here to fix that through cmd, which worked for about a day. Then sfc /scannow caused the HD to start beeping at me. Seatools found no problems, and neither did Chkdsk after replacing the SATA cables going to my HD. Then I started getting a weird Avast error. When I tried to uninstall, the program was showing in my programs folder, but nothing was the files had just been deleted without a proper install.
At this point, I think I have a rootkit or something equally nasty since all AV scans were coming clean. The only problem is that the standalone antiviruses (I tried Bitdefende... Read more

Answer:Driver trouble, I think. And other things...It's time for help!

Wow. I just restarted, and now Windows is activated. My desktop picture is gone though. 
WHY is my computer acting so nutty???!! It's like there are gremlins in it or something   

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Okay, so I set my taskbar at the top of the screen (I can't stand it at the bottom) among other thing (such as customizing the start menu, changing folder view options, removing fancy visual effects, etc.). But, every time that I reboot, I end up with about 70% of my setting factory-reset... Or, almost. I could upload some screenshots if anybody requests them... But, it's really annoying. And it's getting old. Anyway, if anybody could help at all, that would be greatly appreciated...

Thanks in advance,

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My son managed to pick up one of those "fake antivirus" type viruses (he claims via playing Runescape) earlier tonight. Trouble was, our AVG Internet Security trial had expired.

I ran MBAM and Antispyware in safe mode but each didn't come up with anything other than cookies.

I rebooted in safe mode and actually purchased AVG Internet Security, but I cannot for the life of me get it to install properly, even after using their removal tool and trying to re-install. I even attempted to do the removal tool again and download the free version of Antivirus per a suggestion on their forum, but that didn't work either.

I temporarily abandoned that idea and tried to get the Trend Micro free version. I could not get that to install properly either.

I'm still in safe mode right now, I'm afraid to go with the full boot. I downloaded PCTools free AV via this site and it's running now, in safe mode.

I have gone and downloaded the tools per the "Cleaning Procedure" page, but since I've already gone a few steps and then back again, I'm not really sure where to start. I'm afraid to allow the computer out of Safe Mode for fear of compromising it further.


Answer:I think it's time I asked the pros before I hose things up any further..

Welcome to Major Geeks!

First I suggest that you stop randomly downloading and installing things since it will not help you and may only contribute to having other problems.

Just run the steps in the below from beginning to end in normal boot mode if possible. Only use safe mode if you cannot run in normal boot mode.

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

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there are a lot of negative things been said about vista. they say vista won't be really ready for 6 months to 1 year or more, so, are you guys going to upgrade to vista?

Answer:3rd time asked(by me). after all things been said about it,will you upgrade to vista?

JVC said:

there are a lot of negative things been said about vista. they say vista won't be really ready for 6 months to 1 year or more, so, are you guys going to upgrade to vista?Click to expand...

There's good reason to be cautious about upgrading. What I'm doing now is running vista on an extra 20 GB partition (it uses about 12 or 13 GB!!). I'm installing all the apps I use on this "evaluation install" of vista, to see what works, and what doesn't. For the most part, things are working, better than expected actually But I'm not switching my "main" installation (XP SP2) over to vista until I've verified that all the stuff I need to use is working 100%. That takes the stress out of it

There will be compatibility and driver issues that will need to get worked out (as with any new OS), but I think these issues are somewhat over-hyped by some people. Still, for most users, I'd say it's not a bad idea to wait a few months at least, and let other people can deal with the issues

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I am upgrading a decaying Hard Drive in my laptop. It's a good laptop and I want to keep it around so when I asked my computer friend what she thought the issue was she said that the Hard Drive was dying and that I needed to replace it, preferably with an SSD as my main and a regular HD as my file holder. I went and found a few drives and also found the operations manual online but I'm a little confused by a few things I saw. First off the manual said only a 32-GB mSATA (select models only) was able to be used for Solid State Drives. Does this mean that I can't use a standard SSD in it? Second, there is one transfer cable in the computer from the HD to the motherboard. Would I need a new cable or will the installed cable work just fine? I'm extremely new to actually building and taking apart computers despite my research into the topic. Bellow Ill link everything about the computer, the operations manual, the drives I was looking at, and other useful information. Thank you again to the poor soul that helps me with this.

Computer: HP Envy TouchSmart m7 Sleekbook

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8124 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, -2016 Mb----Can I upgrade this?
Hard Drives: C: Total - 925302 MB, Free - 617367 MB; D: Total - 26970 MB, Free - 2681 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett... Read more

Answer:Upgrading a broken drive, first time with a lot of things

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Question: Lock DOWN time...

have 40 to 50 systems running 2K prof. I'd like to lock them out from being able to surf the net. I figure it can be done several different ways. I'm new with this company, and am just now learning their enviroment.

There are 3 different locations. Each site, has it's own 2K small biz server running.

They have no group policies in effect as well.

Where would you begin, or what would be the easiest solution, all the while providing some scaleability?

Thanks for the help

Answer:Lock DOWN time...

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Question: Lock DOWN time...

I have 40 to 50 systems running 2K prof. I'd like to lock them out from being able to surf the net. I figure it can be done several different ways. I'm new with this company, and am just now learning their enviroment.

There are 3 different locations. Each site, has it's own 2K small biz server running.

They have no group policies in effect as well.

Where would you begin, or what would be the easiest solution, all the while providing some scaleability?

Thanks for the help

Answer:Lock DOWN time...

Not sure, but I think you might have better luck with this question in the Networking Forum.

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Question: Big Time Lock Out

My hp envy 112 started up in safe mode. The start up screen states wrong password. If I type my pw 5 times the screen wi say welcome then kicks me out and displays wrong password. It gives me no options to do anything on the screen. Locked Out ...Never be honest and tell your pc the power cord makes look fat. lol

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I want to enter things on the calendar that need to be done for the day, but there is not a specific time for most of them.  How do I enter those without just listing them as tasks or all day events, or are those the only alternatives?

Answer:MS Outlook -- How to enter things on calendar without a specific time??

Quote from: MTHall51 on January 02, 2008, 06:24:11 AMI want to enter things on the calendar that need to be done for the day...Quote from: MTHall51 on January 02, 2008, 06:24:11 AMHow do I enter those without just listing them as tasks or all day events, or are those the only alternatives? Seems like there's a contradiction here.  If you want to enter "things on the calendar that need to be done for the day", then doesn't entering them as all day events meet that requirement?

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Hello All,

I've been having many issue reported by my users that their Explorer.exe instances tend to freeze while opening or while it enumerates shared folder contents.

I've implemented the "Do not add shares of recently opened documents to My Network Places" GPO.

And am wondering if anyone has tried any of the following:
Any input, tweaks, etc. people use on their servers, or on the clients is appreciated.


Answer:Things to improve Explorer.exe response time on my clients?

You shouldnt have to tweak anything as long as everything is configured correctly. Is this a workgroup or domain environment? Antivirus installed?

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Hi, I'm the victim of a slow startup for my file on my computer. I was wondering if someone could help me out with discovering what these cryptic names mean and if i could uncheck them from run*msconfig*startup. I really only want to run my antivirus and firewall and printer. Let me know if you know what any of these things are and if they are safe to disable for startup:"TAUMON    C:PROGRA~1/agnitum/TAUSCA~1.00/TAUMON.exe"   i think this is from Tauscan, some security program i downloaded when i was a newbie. I've tried almost everything to get rid of anything "tauscan" from my computer, yet it still shows up on my right-click."jusched    C:/program files/java/jre1.5.0_08/bin/jusched.exe"  i'm guessing this is java updates or something, do i really need this?"tfswctrl     C:/windows/system32/dla/tfswcrtl.exe" clue here..."DLBTtime     rundll32 C:/windows/system32/spool/drivers/W32X86/DLBTtime.dll,[email protected]""igfxtray    C:/windows/system32/igfxtray.exe"    no clue..."hkcmd     C:/windows/system32/hkcmd.exe"      no clue..."igfxpers   C:/windows/system32/igfxpers.exe"   no clue..."ctfmon    C:/windows/system32/ctfmon.exe"      no clue...any and all posts are appreciated... Read more

Answer:Startup - Are these things worth slowing my boot time?

We really can't decide for you what you want/need in your Startup list, only you can do that.Go here and enter the name (e.g. ctfmon.exe) in the search box and a description of the file and its purpose, and a recommendation about stopping/retaining the file in the startup list will be displayed.Good luck

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Hello, I like seeing AM/PM on any time value. I already know if it's AM or PM, but it looks more Proper to see the AM or the PM with whatever time it is.

What Registry modification/Program can help me achieve this?


Answer:AM/PM For The Time At The Lock Screen

You can change the time format, how time is shown on Windows notification area freely but AM / PM is regardless of your settings never shown in Windows Clock and lock screen if 24 hour clock has been selected.

To change how time is shown on Windows desktop, select Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Region, click Additional settings:

Now change time formats manually typing any of the following values for short time. Add :ss for long time for seconds:

12 hour clock, no leading zero, no AM / PM

h:mm tt
12 hour clock, no leading zero, with AM / PM

12 hour clock, with leading zero, no AM / PM

hh:mm tt
12 hour clock, with leading zero, with AM / PM

24 hour clock, no leading zero, no AM / PM

H:mm tt
24 hour clock, no leading zero, with AM / PM

24 hour clock, with leading zero, no AM / PM

HH:mm tt
24 hour clock, with leading zero, with AM / PM

Here I have selected 24 hour clock with AM / PM, but it's only shown in notification area. Opening clock does not show AM / PM, nor does lock screen, whatever settings I have chosen as long as I am using 24 hour clock:

Using 12 hour clock AM / PM is always shown in Clock and lock screen if selected.


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