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Pavilion AGP only running at 1X

Q: Pavilion AGP only running at 1X

Hey, everybody. I'm running a Matrox Millenium G200 AGP card in a Pavilion 8590C with an Asus P2BVT motherboard (both old, I know, but well suited). The problem is it's running at 1X, when according to Everest, CPU-Z, Powerstrip, and Matrox Tweak Utility it should run at 2X.
I've tried the following : Format and install Win98SE : Install Intel 440BX/ZX chipset drivers : Install latest BIOS for video card : Install latest video card drivers : Remove drivers and video card and re-install.
The card works at speed on my other machine. I e-mailed HP Support yesterday with the problem, only to be told this computer only supports AGP at 1X. All the research I've done says this motherboard supports 2X. I even sent a link back to HP showing the specs, but they are not believing it!
First, can anyone back me up that this board supports 2X?
And if it does, any ideas how to get it up to speed?
I did check in the BIOS, but the only mention of AGP is a choice between AGP and PCI for the video card at boot. Perhaps it needs a flash of the original BIOS (Phoenix 8/23/99 Revision 1.05) or a BIOS update.
Any input is appreciated.

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I have a zd 7020 that has performed flawlessly for 2 years until a few weeks ago. It runs hot so I have had it on a notepal by Cooler Master to help out with the heat issues. I also frequently blow out the dust from the internal fans and ports.

Now to the problem.

When using Photoshop CS2 it will just shut off with no warning. I have been using this program since I bought the computer with no problems until recently. I might add that this will also happen when I am surfing the net but very infrequently. The only change that I can recall making recently is removing one of the 256k ram sticks and replacing it with 1gb. That was done about 2 months ago but this problem has just surfaced within 3 weeks. I also have tried running Photoshop from my external drive but encounter the same results.

Thanks for any ideas.

A:Hp Pavilion shuts off mostly running CS2

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My HP Pavilion dv7-1014ca Entertainment Notebook is running incredibly hot. The fan is on pretty much all the time. The BIOS is fully updated and I've vaccumed the vents and the fan. I keep my laptop on hard, flat surfaces, and yet at times it's almost too hot to touch. the entire bottom section of the notebook will be remarkably hot. Any idea what the problem could be? I've also had moments when my notebook shuts down without any warning for seemingly no reason. Could it be overheating?

A:HP Pavilion dv7 notebook running way too hot

that's because are not good....I have the same problem with my 2 (TWO) HP pavilions....nobody could explain why, not in England, not in Italy....when became too hot they shutdown....I swore t not buy HP anymore.... 

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Need help i have a pavilion g6 4gb ram and 500gb memory of which is hardly used i use the laptop mostly for editing photos using photoshop ans lightroom but now its running so slow i cant even access my computer files to get my images into photoshop and to be honest even photoshop struggles to open because its so slow and when it gets to a certain point it shuts its self down and restarts and the error codes are always diffrent it says "your computer has run into a issue and needs to restart" and half the time i havnt even manged to open a program its never done this in the time ive owned it and its only just started doing it.

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My HP pavillion desktop is stuck in safemode. I tried what u suggested on another forum with the windows key +r, nothing happens, still safe mode around the borders, no start menu, etc.... nothing happens, even after rebooting doing the same thing repeadetdly

What else can i do?


A:HP Pavilion running WIndows 7

From what you describe - has it booted into Safe Mode with Cmd Prompt ?

If it has then run either a chkdsk /r (if it will let you) or a sfc /scannow should the reg have become corrupt or do you have any install disks that you can boot up with.

How did this start - had you shut it down incorrectly or had you recently downloaded anything ?

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I am running Windows Vista V6 32bit on a HP Pavilion Entertainment PC.  I understand to upgrade to Windows 10  I need to purchase a retail copy of Win10 with product key.  Are there any issues with the upgrade I should know about before I purchase the license ?  i.e.  Can I do an upgrade or do I need to do a clean install ?I initially thought I would upgrade to Win7 or 8 to qualify for the free WIN10 upgrade but have since discovered this option isn't available to Vista users. Thank you

A:How do I upgrade my HP Pavilion Entertainment PC running Vis...

When requesting assistance, please provide the complete model name and product number (p/n) of the HP computer in question. HP/Compaq makes thousands of models of computers. Without this information it may be difficult or impossible to assist you in resolving your issue. The above requested information can be found on the bottom of your computer, inside the battery compartment or on the startup BIOS screen. Please see How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? for more assistance locating this information. DO NOT include your serial number.  There is no direct upgrade path from Vista to Windows 10. You would have to upgrade to Windows 7 or 8.1 before the free upgrade would work.Being that you have Vista, you must do a clean install using a retail copy of Windows 10. After installing Windows 10, it is very possible that some features of your computer no longer work or there aren't Windows 10 drivers for it's hardware. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Please click the White KUDOS "Thumbs Up" to show your appreciation

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Hey y'all
I have a problem with my PC. Sometimes when I leave my computer on and leave it idle for a while and then come back to it the whole thing will be locked up. I can move the mouse around but as soon as I click something it will lock up and the time will be locked to the time when it had locked up. The whole thing basically locks up causing the green vista loading mouse circle to replace the pointer. The only way to shut it off is to hold down the power button for about 5seconds. Is this a hardware issue or a software issue? I'm boggled by this.

Specs are as follows:
Intel Core 2 quad Q6600 (2.4Ghz)
4Gb Ram
640 GB hard drive
Nvidia 9500GS
Windows Vista Premium 64 bit.

A:HP Pavilion running Vista locks up

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I'm trying to fix my friends computer but I'm at a stump. I've done everything I can think of but I can't seem to find the solution. I had to run a clean up because it was being used without an antivirus for a while. I took care of that and cleaned it up. I got rid of all spyware and spam using the Spybot and Ad-aware. It has an anti-virus now too and cleaned out all, thankfully it wasn't bad. I've also tried cleaning out the registry, used the disk cleaner, defragmented the HD, I even added 1GB of more memory just in case but it's still HORRIBLY slow.

It hangs, it can't do more than one function at a time and it takes forever to do the one function. I would greatly appreciate any help.

The stats on the comp:

HP Pavilion a818n
Pentium 4 CPU 2.93 GHZ
It went up to 1.49GB Ram
Windows XP Home Edition

If there is anything else that I'm missing, please let me know.


A:HP Pavilion a818n is running WAY TOO SLOW!!

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I have a HP Pavilion g7, model 1219wm. I recently did a clean re-install with Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I cannot find a PCI driver.

This is what it says in the device status:
The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

There is no driver selected for the device information set or element.

To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver.

I have used the Update Driver option, but it doesn't work. It gives me the message that Windows could not find the driver.

My hardware ids are given below:

Please please help

Thank you in advance

A:Need a PCI driver for HP Pavilion g7 running Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Try this

Realtek Card Reader Driver

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I am working on a friends computer that has Vista SP2, 2GB of RAM, and it is slow.  I need help on this because I have never worked on Vista and not sure what utilities to try on it.  I did notice 2 different Anti-virus programs on the computer and removed one of them.  Any insight on this would be helpful.  Thanks!

A:HP Pavilion Running Vista SP2 - Slow as a snail.

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I keep getting this error! I have tried this-- E is not offered! 1. Control Panel (icon view) > System > System Protection (left side) When the popup opens and populates, highlight drive E: in the "protection settings" box and then click "configure", a new window opens, then tick "turn off system protection" then click ok to close all windows, close control panel. This will prevent future low disk space for E: 2. When I open the folder this is what is available:Ashlyn-HPHewlett-PackardHP_WSD.datHPSF_REPMediaIn.bin When I click on my name-- it says the only backup is 9/10-9/23 (today) I really don't understand this! I just want the error to go away! Please help!

A:"HP Tools Drive E running out of space" on HP Pavilion g7-12...

Hi Please try these steps might help you to fix your issue. System restore should Not be turned on for Drive E Turn it off, here is how. Control Panel (icon view) > System > System Protection (left side) When the popup opens and populates, highlight drive E: in the "protection settings" box and then click "configure", a new window opens, then tick "turn off system protection" then click ok to close all windows, close control panel. This will prevent future low disk space for E:

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I was given the computer as a gift. Where can I locate the wireless setting or why can I not connect to my xfinity WiFi?

A:i have a hp pavilion running Windows vista and I'm unable to...

If the unit is desktop, as you posted in the desktop forum, it might not have a WiFi adapter installed.  If you provide the complete model number, I can look up the support page to see if it actually came with a WiFi adapter, originally.

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Hello.  I hope I selected the correct board.  Does anyone know if you can run the Pavilion X360 off of a power pack, ex. if the power was out and the battery died?  Or if I was using it on a long trip?  Thank you in advance.

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Hello, I have been having a problem with my hp pavilion dv6000. I wanted to clean out the fan, so I took apart the whole thing. It was open and I was still able to turn it on. After having it off for a night, it wouldn't turn on! What happens when I press the power button with only the power cable plugged in, is that the fan spins for a second, a few of the LEDs turn on, and then it turns off for a second. Then it turns off, then on. Just a side note, when the power cable is plugged in, the blue LED at the power dock stays on.

A:Hp Pavilion running Windows 7 will not turn on after disassembling

Hi there Filip12345,

Dissassemble your laptop once more and this time, check to make sure there's no loose connections. Re-seat the ram and hard-drive. Also, try turning on the computer with only the AC adapter plugged in...disconnect the laptop battery. Hope everything works out well for you and let me know how it goes.

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Hey there.

My son's HD is dying and he has to replace it. The place he bought his computer from did not provide him with the setup disks and now want to charge hin $50 to hand them over (NOT going back there !).

Can anyone point me to the motherboard drivers and whatever else usually delivered with this model?


A:New MB drivers for HP Pavilion A6650F running Vista

here you go,

I selected Windows Vista (32bit) If your running 64bit then you can just select the different Operating System.

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Haven't used my laptop for last 45 days and have not installed anything new. Running W7, 64 bit. Just used it over last few days and it won't shut down. When I shut down it just hangs and shows screen that says "Please do not power off or unplug your machine. Installing update 1 of 1". This can go on for hours. I have shut down manually with the power button which of course results in message when I start up again that "Windows didn't shut down properly". I thought that since I literally hadn't used the laptop or turned it on for about 45 days, that I was perhaps missing some important Windows updates, but when i go to Windows update via Control Panel and click on Windows Update to search for updates, it just "hangs" there as well, never showing available updates. Last W update installed was on 3/26/16 and laptop worked OK. Any ideas?

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Mick70 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about problems with Win7 on your laptop and wanted to help. Regarding Windows Update appearing to NOT work in Windows 7 ...I continue to support a bunch of Win7 PCs, some of which were rolled back from Win10 because the owners disliked Win10 so much.But, I have noticed that recently, Windows Update has been performing really slowly on ALL these machines.The symptoms are that it searches for HOURS -- and does not appear to make any progress!OR .. it finds stuff, but then goes into downloading for HOURS ... and does not appear to make any progress!It's as if MS is forcing Windows Update on older PCs to behave badly to pressure us ALL into upgrading to Win10.  Now, they wouldn't do that, would they!!Anyway,  check for a Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Downloads\ folder.  This is where Windows Updates stores the updates it downloads and its working files.  IF it exists, Windows Update is working -- even though you see no progress.  Over time, the folder will grow until all the Updates have been downloaded.  Then, it will shrink as the Updates get applied.  When done, Windows should remove it. If it does not, you can remove the contents of that folder, but do not remove the folder itself.And yes ... updates are taking hours (or days!) when they used to take only a few minutes.So basically, there is nothing wrong with your PC.  This is MS making our lives miserable ... Read more

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I must say that I am stumped with this one...
I have an HP Pavilion DV8000 laptop, 1.8 GHz Turion 64bit, 1 gb of ddr Ram, ATI Radeon Mobile x200 graphics card running Win XP MCE 2005. The computer is very slow to boot and slow to do anything else. I have cleaned the old unused programs off of it, disabled all start up programs, disabled the MC service, Checked paging fle (which is where it needs to be), did virus scans with updated AVG ativirus in both safe mode and regular boot (clean), did Malwarebytes scans in both safe mode and regular boot (clean), ran a registry cleaner(Eusing), Defragged the hard drive, ran Disk Cleanup, ran several tests on the RAM and Hard drive for integrity, all have come back good. The hard drive is an 80gb with about half used. The system takes 6 min or so to boot up, and when it does get booted up, the video and the sound are both very choppy (youtube) and everything is very slow. Checking task manager for processes for all users, the CPU usage stays between 50-100%, but no process in the tree shows any real usage at all. Any ideas on this conundrum? Could we have a Motherboard problem and how would I go about testing this? Any help would be greatly appreciated...

A:HP Pavilion running slow with no apparent problems...

The obvous answer maybe the corect one? Have you consider that this machine may be nearing its "end of life"? Trust me, I hate to face that fact as well, but it may be the case, since you have tried everything except a full reformat. Never hurts to try a fresh start.

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Please I need drivers for a notebook HP Pavilion dv4170US running Windows 7 Professional Edition 32 bit, specially:

Mass Storage Controller.
Video Controller.

My notebook was running Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 before.

A:Help with Drivers for Hp Pavilion dv4170US running Windows 7 Professio

Hi welcome to the forum. If hp don't have the drivers you might be out of luck. Post the hardware id's someone might be able to find a driver that might work.

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My 2007 HP Pavilion dv 9543 cl notebook has two Hitachi hard drives; Windows Vista HP is currently indicated to be mounted on Disk 1; whereas, the original Disk 1 is now designated to be Disk 0. This inversion with respect to location of Windows Vista HP (32 bit) being on Disk O (original) is related to my installation of Ubuntu on a 40 Gb partition on the former storage disk 1 (followed by installation of the grub 2 dual boot software and subsequent installation of g-parted partitioning software). I was able to dual boot to Windows Vista HP or Ubuntu (various versions for several years, and because I eventually recognized that Windows Vista was working satisfactorily it did not bother me to continue such practice. However, I decided that I would update Windows if I could, but I didn't know how to remove Ubuntu properly.
Eventually, I attempted to rectify my poor decisions by erasing the Ubuntu partition; unfortunately, this left residual grub 2 traces of software on one of my hard drives and that is one of the reasons for my present predicament.
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Hello, starting on March 30, 2015, around 10:00 am, I began experiencing BSODs on my HP Pavilion dv7 laptop. The day before (March 29) had given me no inclination that I would be having this problem. To my knowledge, I did not update any drivers or make any software or hardware changes to my laptop. I ran a full Norton Virus Scan, in the event that a virus was the culprit, but the results of the scan ruled this out. The only driver mentioned in the blue screen was the iastor.sys driver. The crashes seemed to only happen after launching and running one of my computer games for around 10-15 minutes. There were only 2 or 3 instances of BSOD in which no game was running at the time, or had been running at all prior to the crash. I had tried this with multiple games, and I still experienced BSODs. As I mentioned, the previous day (March 29) gave me no inclination of problems, and in fact, the computer (and my games) ran just fine until I went to sleep that night (or morning) around 1:00 am (March 30). I do not remember dropping, hitting, or bumping my laptop in any fashion.

Yes, I realize that this is not enough information to diagnose my problem. But that is why I have come here. Whilst having the capability to use a computer with competence, I have little-to-no knowledge on computer software or hardware that actually runs the computer. I have scoured the internet in the past 24 hours trying to find something to help me, any sort of thread or post that would at least get me s... Read more

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I have a HP Pavilion DV2000 laptop running Vista/OS. When I power it on, all icons across atop keyboard are lit (blue). Below the keyboard keys, power and battery icons are lit blue, but hard disk icon is not lit. There is no display on the LCD. It never seems to boot into windows....just a black screen. The fan is spinning as well. I took out the hard drive and slave it to my work PC and can see the C:Drive and the data as well. Can't get into Setup/BIOS or safe mode via F2, F8, F10, F12... No display so I can't run a diagnostic system check. It's my daughter's machine and I am trying to resolve this before she goes back to college in January...."HELP"!

A:HP Pavilion DV2000 laptop running Vista won't start

"Known Feature" As Microsoft would put it... here's the recall info page from HP:

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I am not sure what the problem is but my computer sounds like it is working way to hard, as though it is thinking and thinking and never stops. I don't know what to do about it and would greatly appreciate some assistance

PS- Flavelle, if you're around it would be great to have your help on this.
TSC SysInfo results log:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3800+, x86 Family 15 Model 47 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 958 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 229757 MB, Free - 175489 MB; D: Total - 8706 MB, Free - 1163 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC., Amberine M
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

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I just bought a Hp Pavilion dv8000 laptop off of Ebay for my son. The previous owner installed Windows 7 on it and the computer runs real slow. The mouse is jumpy and lags. Some of the letters on the keyboard does not work and I searched online and found out these are common issues for the computer with an upgrade to Windows 7. Big problem is that when they installed Windows 7 they did not create a backup drive so the computer only has the C: drive so I can not restore to factory default like I would like to do. Anyone of any suggestions for me?

A:Hp Pavilion dv8000 with windows 7 upgrade running slow

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I had been on here a couple of months ago and received excellent assistance on reducing the number of processes I had running (went from 81 down to 46). Now I am back with my new frustrating issue where my computer is running real slow doing any type of command whether it be opening a window and/or tab or minimizing to show only my desktop. I did not see it wise for me to try and trouble shoot in the chance I may just may make things worse so I am back. Is there anyone out there that may be able to help me?

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

A:Solved: XP Pavilion a1330n - computer running SLOW as if is on vacation :(

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Hello Everyone,

I'm using a HP Pavilion zv6000 computer with a Windows XP Home Edition as the operating system. The computer is running very slow and the touch pad mouse is frozen in place. I've been able to use a wireless mouse in its' place. I need to clear this up, what should I do?

A:HP Pavilion zv6000 using Windows XP Home Edition Slowing Running

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I have an HP Pavilion dv4, 500gb memory, about 5 years old.  It was working fine up til about a week ago when everything started running very slowly, at least ten times slower than the day before.  Firefox kept randomly pausing every five seconds or so, programs take a long time to open, etc.  I reset the system to a save point from earlier in the week.  That took about 12 hours for the computer to complete, and it didn't help.   I thought maybe I picked up a virus, so I tried to run a scan.  Malwarebytes didn't find anything and Microsoft Security Essentials has, as of this morning, been running for about 56 hours and has scanned about 300,000 files.  I don't think that should take this long.   I am not computer savvy, so I looked around on the internet and some pages suggest that my hard drive needs replacing.  Is there anything else it could be?   I have no idea how to port my operating system and everything over onto a new hard drive and would like to avoid screwing up my computer even more.

A:Windows 7, HP Pavilion dv4, computer suddenly started running very slowly

 It sounds like a hard drive problem, but before replacing it, I'd want to do a few things.  First I'd back up any data I didn't want to lose while I still could.  Next I'd run chkdsk and let it check for and attempt repair of any bad sectors.  This will probably run another 2-3 hours - sorry 'bout that.  Finally I'd download disk diagnostics from Seagate or Western Digital and run them.  That will give you a lot of good info including the SMART data which predicts when the drive will fail.
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A:Hp pavilion dv6 notebook pc running super slow, bought at christmas

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Dear everybody! I'm going to buy more 8GB Crucial ram for my laptop. Currently i have 4GB. So i will have 12GB ram total. So Could anyone give me some advices about this. Is it ok ? Is it compatible with my device ?  Thank you.  

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The sound on my notebook works fine until I connect it via HDMI to an HP Pavilion 24xw monitor.  Then the audio disappears.  If I disconnect it, the audio comes back. I have tried going to the 'Sound' section of the control panel.  There are two options:Speakers Realtek High Definition Audio HP 24xwThe default is Speakers Realtek.  When I use the test facility my notebook plays the test sound.  I have updated to the latest version of the driver. Can someone help with why when plugging in the monitor the audio disappears from my notebook? Thank you so much!

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a simple question......will a HP Pavilion 15-n034sa motherboard fit into a HP Pavilion 15-n083sa ?

help me obi-wan youre my only hope!!


A:will a HP Pavilion 15-n034sa motherboard fit into a HP Pavilion 15-n083sa ?

Actually that's a hard question, generally its not possible to install another motherboard, sometimes it is. In this case one is an AMD platform and the other is an Intel platform, there could be tons of differences in mounting holes, physical design, clearance, connectors, heat dissipation requirements, cooling systems, etc. Laptops are not like desktops that use more standardized designs.

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I have a Genuine Microsoft DVD for Windows 10. When I put the Bios in UEFI boot mode It does not boot from the DVD or if i use a USB bootable stick formatted using APT format. When I hit esc on boot and select the boot devices to boot from nothing is shown.  If  I let it just try to boot it give me a message that no bootable image on hard disk. It is a new hard.  When I put it in legacy support mode it will boot either the USB or the internal DVD, but I want to use UEFI and the new APT format for security. What device can you buy so this laptop  will boot something that is portable media on this bios ? It came with this format on the original hard drive with windows 7. Thanks,Buford HP Pavilion DV4-5113cl with INSYDE F39 bios from latest update

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Hi, I just bought 2 laptops today and wanted it to be in Windows 7 64 bit instead of Windows 10.May I know where to get the Winows 7 drivers?I had tried to search around but I couldn't get Win7 driver.Can you provide me? The laptops I just bought are:HP Pavilion 14-ab175TXHP Pavilion Notebook - 14-ab161tx

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My HP Pavilion 500-205t was destroyed by a lightning strike. The HD is o.k. I have purchased an HP Pavilion 500-490 because the specs were very close.  I  want to use my 205t HD. Both computers are Core i3-4130, have 1 TB 7200 SATA 6G 3.5 HDs, same OS (Windows 7 Pro 64). My question is:  can I swap them out, or do I need to get an external HD enclosure and copy the 205t to the 490? If I need the external HD enclosure, looks like aluminum would be best, but would like recommendation for one which would hold my HD.

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I would like to connect my HP Pav 23-1010t All in One Desktop to my HP Pav dm4 laptop.  For the purpose of switching between the two, using the HP Pav 23 video/monitor, keyboard and mouse to control what is on the laptop.  Will a KVM switch work?  Or some other swtich or cables?   

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Hi, and thanks in advance for helping. It really is a great service of you guys.Anyway, I do my best to keep my computer very clean. But low and behold, random websites open every few minutes, I'll turn on the computer and hear ads for condoms, etc., without seeing any browser open (the firefox process will be running though), and I keep getting error messages telling me firefox or I.E. or some other program has to quit. In fact, I just received one saying that the media center store has stopped working:Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: mcupdate.EXE Application Version: 6.0.6002.18005 Application Timestamp: 49e02324 Fault Module Name: StackHash_27f2 Fault Module Version: Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000 Exception Code: c0000005 Exception Offset: 0001197d OS Version: 6.0.6002. Locale ID: 1033 Additional Information 1: 27f2All other information, including root repeal, is below or attached. I am just exhausted and it's taking forever to complete). I have run a norton scan, a bit Defender scan, a windows live scan (that seemed to fail at the last step), a Malwarebytes scan, an ad-aware scan, and a spybot scan. Nothing has helped except that the bit defender scan pointed out a possibly infected file labeled 86.tmp and mentioned Trojan.TDss. However, I followed all directions and the problem remains, though the file is gone as bit defender deleted it. Thanks much for helping me. I really do appreciate it.DDS (Ve... Read more

A:Malware -- Site Redirects/Random Ads invisibly running/Firefox stops running (I.E. Too)

Hello! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. In order to see what's going on with your computer I will ask for you to post various logs from the tools that we will use to resolve your issue. Please also share with me any information about how your computer is reacting and behaving each step of the way as we work through this process.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may ta... Read more

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I have a Toshiba Satellite  running windows 7. I got the computer from my father and had to remove a lot of malware and games. I wish i could do a factory reset but i do not have any of the factory disks. It seems like there are a lot of processes running and the physical memory is almost always at 100%. Any help would greatly be appreciated . Thanks in advance.

A:Toshiba laptop running super slow. physical memory running high

You can first try this:
Then you can try removing all the junk files on it using CCleaner or BleachBit or something similar. If that doesn't help, I would recommend dual booting this PC with Ubuntu 14.04. I actually published a tutorial on doing that here:
You could then use that as your primary OS.

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Hi, 3 rundll32.exe's are running in the task manager and Windows action center reported no security software (no firewall, antispyware, antivirus) was running but after about 3 restarts the message went away and now it says everything is fine. I use McAfee.

But the 3 rundll32.exe are still running (I use win7 64 bit) and it won't let me view it's properties whenever I right click it in the task manager. And I scanned with kaspersky rescue disk and it found nothing.

A:3 rundll32.exe's running and Windows action center reported no security software is running

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.====================================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwar... Read more

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Hi Suddenly my computer has been running quite slow and there is HDD activity all the time. I noticed there is a blank page - Internet explorer entry running in task manager (which keeps coming back even if i manually stop it) and a couple of iexplore processes running in the background although I havene't opened any IE windows.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17496 BrowserJavaVersion: 11.25.2
Run by Yannis at 1812 on 2014-12-11
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1253.30.1033.18.3551.821 [GMT 1:00]
AV: Bitdefender Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {9A0813D8-CED6-F86B-072E-28D2AF25A83D}
SP: Bitdefender Antispyware *Enabled/Updated* {2169F23C-E8EC-F7E5-3D9E-13A0D4A2E280}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Bitdefender 2015\vsserv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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A:Computer running slow & Internet explorer instances running in task manager

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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.


If there are any personal files, pics, etc. on your computer you cannot live without, back them up now just as a precaution.

Emergency Backup Procedure - Tech Support Forum


Please download ComboFix and Save it to your Desktop.

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**

* Ensure you have disabled all antivirus and antimalware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Get help here

Double-click ComboFix.exe and follow the prompts to run it.

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when i close out of firefox the cpu for the process firefox.exe goes immediately to 99% and will usually cause my computer to freeze unless i end the process instead of closing firefox normally.
when i close out of steam games, my computer will run slower than usual, even if i end all processes related to steam. my computer will stay at this slowed speed untill i restart my computer.

here is my HJT log, if any other information is needed please tell me.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:10:54 PM, on 6/14/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16850)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcIp.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcLog.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exe
C:\Program Files\Silicon Image\3114-W-I32-R SATARAID5\SATARaid5ConfigService.exe
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A:computer running slowly and freezing after running firefox and steam games

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Running Norton Antivirus 2005 pro OR AVG 7.0 pro?

Please post screenshot of your running processes.

The reason I need screenshots of your running Processes is because I suspect Norton AntiVirus 2005 uses less Memory than AVG 7.0 Pro.

If AVG 7.0 Pro uses more memory resources than Norton AntiVirus 2003 then IT IS TOO BAD TO BE TRUE!!!!

Guys I have recorded the followinfg services running when each of the 2 applications are running.

Norton AntiVirus 2003 (Not 2005 with updates).
----Service------------Mem Usage
NAVAPSVC.EXE________960 K
NPROTECT.EXE_______3,828 K
CCAPP.EXE__________9,576 K

AVG 7.0 Pro
----Service--------Mem Usage-----
avgamsvr.exe______13,108 K
avgcc.exe_________11,990 K
avgupsvc.exe______12,292 K
avgemc.exe________3,044 K
I am thinking seriously switching back to Norton.....

Please help guys....This drives me nuts. I read so many good things about AVG and so Bad things about Nortons (as a resouse hug) and this drives me nuts.


A:Running Norton AntiVirus 2005? Screenshots of your running processes needed.

Sorry, I don't use AVG anymore,for the last year I have been using Avast antivirus and couldn't be happier.

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I have two computers operating on a wireless network; #2 (Dell Dimension E510) is currently hard wired to the router. Print sharing is enabled on #1 Dell 4600 running Windows xp service pack 2 (or 3), Pentium 4 processor 2.66GHz/512MB RAM. When I try to utilize the printer from computer #2 it is unable to open the printer. Right clicking Properties on the printer returns the message that the properties cannot be displayed because the print spooler is not running. MSCONFIG returns that the print spooler is running and when I go to CMD>NET START it also reports the print spooler as a started service.

Note: I thought that I upgraded to service pack3 last week but windows still shows sp2, so I'm not 1oo% sure which it is.

What is the next step to solving this problem? Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Printer not accessed through network/print spooler running-not running

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I don't have any real idea of what the problem could be at this point. I have tried uninstalling unnecessary programs without any change in the way that the computer is behaving. HijackThis won't post a log file and also says that I have been denied write access to the Hosts file.  Any suggestions?

A:Computer running slow, freezing, stalling and generally not running properly

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

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Please help me out - I replaced my defective HDD with a new Samsung Spinpoint HDD, re-installed my Windows 7 image using the recovery DVDs, and can't update windows at all after that. I tried following the steps from Windows Update Posting Instructions - System Update Readiness Tool (SURT) and could not install that update either - got the attached message.
Thanks in advance,

A:Windows Update not running. Error Code 0xc8000247 when running SURT

This may simply be caused by a bad set of Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers -

Installing the Intel Rapid Storage Drivers
try downloading and installing them from here -

(you want the iata_enu.exe download)

Once complete, please reboot twice, then post another MGADiag report.

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My PC seems to be running considerably slower, I have this multi media gadget
and both cores are indicating they are running at 100%, something it never used to do. I also noticed I had soem trouble getting my HP printer to work, needed to re-install the software, and still it's been problematic, stalling in the print queue.

Task manager was locked out by administrator, which was a sign I have been possibly been infected..

I followed the 5 steps from your forum. I would really appreciate your help..

I'm running vista on AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+

Heres is the Deckard scan:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Luke on 2008-02-20 23:20:55
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
26: 2008-02-21 01:24:54 UTC - RP115 - Windows Update
25: 2008-02-16 06:19:17 UTC - RP113 - Windows Update
24: 2008-02-15 01:50:44 UTC - RP112 - Windows Update
23: 2008-02-14 06:29:15 UTC - RP111 - Windows Update
22: 2008-02-14 06:25:02 UTC - RP110 - Device Driver Package Install: CXT Modems

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-12-19 00:49:46 UTC - RP88 - Windows Update

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------

Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-02-20 23:... Read more

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hello sorry if my post isnt great im a newbie here but for some time now ive been getting BSODs and finally figured out how to debug it with WinDbg (x86) and set the symbols for windows but i cant read the text. ive tried reinstalling my GPU and Java but no luck. when i try to run intel driver update utility as soon as i run it i get a BSOD ive got the minidump here if anyone knows how to read it, so here you go.

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.2.8400.0 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\kalye\Desktop\081212-36504-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\Symbols*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 UP Free x86 compatible
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16988.x86fre.win7_gdr.120401-1505
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0x82a37000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0x82b7f810
Debug session time: Sun Aug 12 20:25:10.542 2012 (UTC - 7:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:07:15.119
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* ... Read more

A:BSOD running when running intel driver update utility and more apps


Could you follow this instruction and upload the dumps and other files here so we can have a look

And please do update your system profile..

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Hello - I am a first time poster that is looking for some possible help before I unplug this computer and take it to the shop. I have a Dell 2350 (approx 3 yrs old) running Windows XP SP2. For the past couple of weeks, the computer has been running very slow and shuts down during any scans or programs running (ex. Ipod updates, virus scans,spyware scans, etc.), which means I have been unable to try to figure out what the problem is. I have been able to run Hijack this and have posted the results below: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:06:33 PM, on 11/24/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\savedump.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\S... Read more

A:Computer Running Slow - Shuts Down During Scans Or Program Running..please Help!

I apologize for the very long delay. We have a huge backlog of HijackThis Logs to handle and it has been taking us greater time than normal to get caught up. If you are still having a problem, and want us to analyze your information, please post a brand new hijackthis log. If we do not hear back from you within a couple of days we will need to close your topic.When posting your logs please post them directly into the reply. Do not attach them.Also make sure you have already followed the steps outlined below:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis LogThank you for your patience.

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New to the forum! I recently installed Win 7 on a second Hard drive. Is it possible to run the programs I had installed on the Vista Hard drive? Both are HD's are still installed.

A:Running dual Boot w/ Vista and Win 7, question on running programs

You need to install the programs in both OS's, & a licence for each install.

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Brand: Gateway FX Series
OS: Vista SP2

Recently my computer has started booting up very slowly, and after it boots up the CPU or the fan (not sure which) stayed revved up. If I check the task manager idle system process is running at 98-99% all the time. I know this is a measure of how often the CPU is idle, but I don't recall it always being so high.

If I start the task manager as soon as my computer lets me when I boot up all my CPU is going to idle system process for some reason, instead of booting things up.

Its been awhile, but I seem to recall that some problems can make it look like idle process time when in reality something else is actually wrong.

I get random lag when I open a program. Firefox for example, will load just fine, but then I try to click something and the computer momentarily freezes. Its not just Firefox though, it happens when I open up "My Documents" or Pidgin or anything.

I ran Microsoft Security Essentials, Malware Bytes, and Spybot S&D, all of them came back clean.

I would post stuff from Belarc Advisor here, but it keeps hanging on the "Checking local network of this computer." part at 54%.

I'm not sure where to go from here. :(

A:Computer Suddenly Running Slow - Random Hangups and Fan Running

I finally got Belarc to respond and finish.

EDIT:: I can't attch the .html file. How do you all prefer it to be presented?

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Hi there, thanks for viewing this.

Recently, my internet explorer 7 and firefox has been running quite slowly. After googling a bit, I found out that this problem could be caused by the iexplore.exe virus.

Many iexplore.exe was running in the processes tab of the Windows task manager when my internet browsers were not in use. This may have caused the slowness.

I have a logfile of TrendMicro's Hijackthis v2.0.2:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:11:52 PM, on 1/25/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\ControlCenter3\brccMCtl.exe
C:\Program Files\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
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Can you please help me . I have this laptop and it is allegedly top of the line or so i was told by the "techs" of clean my pc. Anywho long story short. My computer is running an abnormally amount of process at start up. When i open up task manager there are 99 processes running ! Can you please help doctor my computer. Or i will have to pay the 199 and take it to the Geek Squad if you think that will help.

Thanks for your help!


This is my computer stats:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-72, AMD64 Family 17 Model 3 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3836 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 227364 MB, Free - 127467 MB; D: Total - 11106 MB, Free - 1874 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 30FC
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

And this is my Hijackthislog:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:14:00 PM, on 11/27/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
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A:Computer running multiple processes at startup. Running very slow!

Press the Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Type msconfig

Click OK.

Select the Startup tab.

Other than hpWirelessAssistant, you can uncheck just about eveything in there.

Restart the computer.

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a few weeks ago my niece was playing on the internet, and probably clicked on some add. since then i've been having problems with weird things opening by themselves and applications downloading without me clicking on anything. for a while it would freeze my computer, get rid of the start bar, and open up something called HDD Defragmenter? (false antivirus) i'm not very good at getting rid of viruses, so i backed up my photos and such on an external harddrive and created a new user after i deleted the infected ones. since then i haven't had anything download themselves except internet explorer...which keeps opening in the background. also, probably unrelated, google links redirect me to advertisements 9 times out of 10. here's my DDS log and attached file you all asked for
DDS (Ver_10-11-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by 3 at 15:04:00.96 on Fri 11/26/2010
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2558.1894 [GMT -8:00]

AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1356 [VPS 101126-2] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
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A:[SOLVED] iexplorer.exe running in background, multiple taskmgr.exe's running &amp; more

Hi and welcome to TSF.

My name is Iain and I will be helping you clean your system.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix. You should not have any open browsers or live internet connections when you are following the procedures below.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.

Please do not install or uninstall any programmes, or run any other scanners or software, unless I specifically ask you to do so. Also please copy and paste logs into the thread, rather than add them as attachments.

I'd like to see a Gmer log please.

Download GMER Rootkit Scanner from here to your desktop. It will be a randomly named executable.Before scanning, make sure all other running programs are closed and no other actions like a scheduled antivirus scan will occur while the scan is being performed. Do not use your computer for anything else during the scan.
Double click the exe file.
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Hello all...

Befuddling problem as I am pretty tech savvy but for whatever reason I can not get windows update to quite "checking" for update:

So far....

1) Downloaded SURT, ran fulling with no reported errors

2) Ran SFC with no reported errors

3) Get no windows update error just runs and runs and runs with no results

4) attached.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I have installed superanti spyware and that found some stuff to delete, Im quite computer illiterate, the internet is running at about 4 or 5 for speed and it should be 8 according the internet provider, they said everything is fine from their end, however I may have programs running on the computer that shouldnt be and are slowing it down, Im not sure if this is a spyware issue, virus, program not needed? Under the windows task manager the system idle process is 98 under the cpu, everything else is 0, I dont know if that makes a difference?

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wow, i just typed for 15 minutes and it didnt save anything i typed when i tried to post and erased it all, im so frusterated now im about to give up lol.. im not a newbie when it comes to building computers, ive built all sorts of custom rigs/client rigs, but im stumped on my own setup.

setup before case swap :

asus a7n8x-e deluxe
antec 400w PSU
athlon xp 3000+ barton
thermaltake volcano 11+ xaser edition cpu heatsink/fan
2x512 corsair xms ddr3200
geforce 6600 agp
80gig WD 7200 IDE
sony dvd/rw drive
sony cd/rw drive

ok before swap it ran PERFECT. no glitches what so ever, nice temps. I pulled everything out and dusted it all off with air duster, tore the cpu heatsink/fan off and took it all apart and cleaned it all out and reassembled, cleaned off old paste and applied new silver thermal compound, remounted heatsink on to cpu. placed screws on new case (heres link for it BTW ) and installed the mobo/cpu. From here on out, its self explanatory, installed all drives and stuff, spent HOURs wiring it up professionally.

Heres thwe bad part, i go to start it up, it beeps once which is a good thign to hear when starting up your pc, and i got into bios to look at temps while i troubleshoot my fans in the case making sure all are working properly and flowing air like they should be, including the cpu fan, all looked good as far as fan flow goes. less then 10 seconds after getting into bios and quic... Read more

A:Swapped perfect running rig into new case, wont stay running now.

Check the legs of the CPU. One got perhaps bent or broken off.
Make sure the mobo is not shorting agains the mounting studs. Do these all coincide with a mounting hole?
Does that mobo require the extra 4-pin power-plug as for Pentium and AMDX64?
Did you connect the reset/speaker/power/etc. small little cables correctly?

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Ok, for the past few weeks, I had been getting a message that said a resource was missing, but I stupidly never wrote down what specifically was gone. It said that it could not open the Dell Dock because of it and windows explorer was running slow at times and restarting periodically. It did this for about three weeks, then, two nights ago, the computer froze, so I reset it, and it started on the green bar then black screen loop.

I tried running it in safe mode, no dice, and all other alternate boot options. It would hang up each time. Finally, I was able to get the system restore wizard up, this was earlier today, and reset the system to how it was 4 days ago. It actually opened Vista, but in low res mode and everything is painfully slow, except for the internet, which runs at normalish speeds.

Are there any possible causes or solutions for this?

I have a Dell Inspiron 530, and Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit.

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Hey guys, I am running Vista on an AMD Phenom X4 9150e with 4gb ram. My hard drive is constantly running and chugging away pretty good too, reading rather than writing i believe. My cpu and memory usage are quite high and my system is running relatively slow for doing simple things like opening a browser. I have attached a screenshot of the system resource monitor with basically nothing running but hijack this and a browser. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have run scans with malware bytes and adaware, as well as AVG which all come up clean. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:14:54 AM, on 10/11/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTProShellHlp.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Windows\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10b.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = ht... Read more

A:Slow running system and Hard drive constantly running

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

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Hi,My laptop was suddenly attacked by a virus when Firefox was unable to block a pop-up ad. Something happened and numerous screens began popping up from Avira antivirus and no matter how many times I deleted or quarantined the virus, it kept growing in number. Now, I cannot run any installed programs and cannot install/run any existing antivirus programs in my computer.NEW UPDATED PROBLEMAfter restarting my computer, I am no longer able to access Windows in normal mode. I can only run windows vista in safe mode. I have no network access as the virus is blocking all networks and I cannot access the internet from safe mode. I was unable to start up my Avira antivirus scan but was able to do a scan on all active units and Avira revealed about 8 detections with the Trojan TR/Alureon.BF2 in some location that I can't find: globalroot\systemroot\system32\UACeuivxhxbvr.dllI cannot install any other antivirus programs even though they were renamed. After running Avira, all executable files and shortcuts stop working. If I attempt to run Malwarebytes, the computer restarts. When it starts up in normal mode, all I get is a black screen and the mouse arrow. I cannot run system restore as the virus has deleted all restore points. I also cannot run system recovery mode as the virus has disabled that option. Even though Avira was able to locate the virus, the quarantine/delete/deny access functions have all been disabled.I was able to briefly run malwarebytes which indicate... Read more

A:Virus preventing me from running any program or running/installing antivirus

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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My problem is the following: after a boot up, my laptop can find itself in two states, seemingly at random.
- runs fine: the laptop runs as it always did, no slowdown or anything.
- runs slowly: as the name implies, every program runs slowly, from Firefox to video games (offline, so it's not just an internet connection issue).
As far as I can tell, which state the computer will settle in is set at boot up or wake up from hibernation mode. I've never seen my laptop go from "runs fine" to "runs slowly" while I was using it, even after running all day long. Same way, if it's in the "runs slowly" state it's noticeable as soon as I launch any program just after boot up, and it doesn't get better or worse after using it all day .
Another symptom I noticed recently is that as soon as I launch a game while in the "runs fine" state, I can hear both the CPU fan (shortly) and GPU fan (continuously) kick up a few gears, which I take to mean both CPU and GPU are put to use. This has always been the laptop's behaviour, even before this problem appeared. However, when playing a game while in the "runs slowly" state, the CPU fan will remain quiet and the GPU fan will only go a bit faster from time to time before returning to quiet speed. It seems as if the whole computer gets lazy and don't want to put any effort.
I first took notice of this whole behaviour around the end of March/beginning of April of this year, though in retrospect the "runs slowly" state may have shown up on... Read more

A:Laptop sometimes running fine, sometimes running slow after boot up.

Thanks for the Speccy link .
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.

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Hello Everyone,

I am a sahelian eagle, based in here somewhere in the African Sahelian region! I have just made my first steps with Vista (Ultimate x64) on a brand new lovely HP laptop. Before that I was using an XP running yet other HP computer. Thr first days, I could directly connect the two using a crossover cable and access the Internet the old computer. But after I installed TuneUp Utilities 9 and ran some optimization processes that changes the default settings (I accepted all the recommendation by the Utilities), I can no longer connect to the two computers, and I can't see wich parameter(s) is/are responsible for that change. Can someone please help me solve this problem? Warmest thanks!

A:More able to directly connect an XP running computer and a Vista x64 running one

Love to help I think with Tuneup utilities you are able to do a registry restore. You will need to do this and hopefully that will solve your problem...
Good luck...

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My PC isnt running like it used to. i dont really watch pornography on my computer so i doubt thats why, and i seem to have many processes running, even when idle. i have researched the names of some and websites say it MAY be spyware, etc but sometimes its not and im not sure how to identify if it is or not. much thanks

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:14:27 PM, on 28/08/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16711)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\LBTWiz.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Xfire\xfire.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\KHAL2\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
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A:Computer not running fast at all, Lots of processes running why?

Bump post please. cant do anything with computer like this :(

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I can ping these two machines yet on my laptop, in my network places i cannot see my home pc or my laptop in the workgroup. On my home pc i can see my home pc in the workgroup. All firewalls are off that I know too.

Is there a setting on my laptop stopping it joining the workgroup. Because it is not in the workgroup, i guess that is why my home pc cannot detect it.

When i search for computers nothing is detected, yet when i search for "laptop" it finds it in my workgroup. Yet no symbol is showing.

I want the connection purely for file transfer.

Static IP address are ok, for hom pc and for laptop.
Workgroup is same on both machines.

Really Really Frustrated now!

Can anyone please try to help.

PS. My laptop was setup for a network at my office originally, but I don't see how that matters?

A:Networking home pc running XP pro with laptop running Win 2000

This has to be the most asked question,

First get identical accounts on the XP and 2k, such as user with a password of user.
Turn off simple file sharing on the XP machine, its Explorer \Tools \Folder Options \View drag the bar to the bottom and untick simple file sharing.

Ensure both machines are in the same workgroup, this is found in XP by right clicking my computer on the desktop and choosing properties then choose computer name then click change, by default XP Pro and 2K use "Workgroup" but XP Home uses MSHOME for some strange reason, to change the work group in 2K right click my computer choose properties, choose network Identification, properties.

Then share the folders you want access to by opening explorer and right click the folder and choose sharing, follow the tabs

reboot the PC's and that should do you.

I always check by doing this

start run "\\machinename\c$
this attempts to connect to the admin string of the PC, this share is always present and means you dont have to worry about sharing individual folders.

If this works congratulate yourself for being clever and have a large Rum and coke and a Cigar.

If not post back and someone cleverer than me will help..

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Win 8 seems to have made it more difficult not easier! I can't make heads or tails out of the instructions to create a network that will allow access to files back and forth between my Win 8 Desktop and my XP driven LapTop. Would you direct me to a simple step by step process describing how to do what I am trying to accomplish?

A:How to share files on Desktop running Win 8 from Laptop running XP

Short description for Windows 7 and 8 file and printer sharing:

Go into the Network and Sharing Center from the Control Panel or from the Network icon in the Notification Area. Your network must be designated 'Private' (or 'Home' or 'Work'). Click on Change advanced sharing settings. In the Private or Home or Work section you can configure File and printer sharing, Public folder sharing, and Password protected sharing.

You may want to change the Workgroup name. To check it or change it right click on "Computer" and select "Properties."

You must uninstall or properly configure any non-windows firewall (security suite).

A wizard way to enable file and printer sharing on XP:

Run the Network Setup wizard (found in Control Panel of XP). Tell it each of your computers connects to the internet via "residential gateway" and that you want to enable file and printer sharing. Create a disk at the end only if you have a PC with Windows ME or Windows older than ME.

Windows XP firewall (if SP2 or SP3) will be properly configured by the wizard (but make sure it is not set to &#8220;No Exceptions&#8221. You must uninstall or properly configure any 3rd party firewalls on each machine. Unique computer names and same workgroup, of course.

The Shared Documents folder is automatically shared. Any other folders (or drives) or printers you want to share, just right click on them and sharing ... . When sharing a printer, acce... Read more

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I jsut reformated an old PC, and have installed XP with SP2. I have wintasks 5 pro trial version running while I attempt to track down this problem

I have 2 processes in taskmanager running on my pc


These files do not exist.

I have logged on with the admin account, set explorer to show all system and hidden files, checked thru a dos prompt with the attrib command to list in case it was hidden there.

There are .pf files of these in the C:\Windows\prefach directory, which I have removed but retain a copy on a different hard drive.

Winstasks will take care of IXJWGDTBRAJHTYSVDSSSU.EXE-26E575D5.EXE if I run it and remove it from the startup. With UCEHGO, I try and nothing happens in the program and the process stays put.

I have checked thru the registry to see if there are any entries relating to these 2 processes, and cannot find any.

I have also tried to do a search on the web for those 2 files but do not get any results.

Does anyone know what these files are or how I might be able to remove UCEHGO.exe from starting on bootup?


A:Processes running in Taskmanager, but no file that process says its running from

Those look like trojan files. If they are running processes..then they ARE in the system and the registry. Download hijackthis and post your log in the SECURITY section..not here. Someone will go through it for you.

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I apologize that I don't really know what to say here. I am a retail merchandiser and data collector who works for several companies and I receive all my work through the company websites. My computer runs windows vista basic and I prefer IE. I have tried chrome but didn't like it and use firefox a bit, but one of my companies requires IE. While my computer has always run slowly, I think my current problem started after going to watch a few episodes of a tv show I watch that weren't at my normal site. I took me nearly 10 hours to watch two 1-hr shows and the video kept restarting itself. I noticed then that my cpu useage is at 100%.
I have run avg, ccleaner, and malwarebytes over the past several days. Today I found out about roguekiller and ran that. Something about my security settings in IE keeps blocking downloads so I had to download roguekiller using firefox. The site that mentioned RK also mentioned this one. Does anyone have any suggestions? thanks in advance!

A:Many dllhost.exe com surrogate running and "powershell has stopped running"

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll dow... Read more

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I've got an odd problem here. On my Compaq Presario CQ60-615DX, it runs fine as long as it's plugged in. Once I unplug it and run it on the battery, once it gets down to about 87-88% or so, the screen just goes black, but doesn't shutdown and I'm unable to do anything except remove the battery and restart. My first thought was a battery problem, but the fact that it keeps running even though the screen is black makes me wonder if that's the case or not. Anyone else experience this or any ideas to help?

A:when running on battery, screen goes black,but laptop is still running

You laptop is due to the power plan settings, refer to point 1.
Normally, the laptop can return to display mode upon moving the cursor &or keyboard being press.

1. Go to Control Panel, select Hardware & Sound; select Power Options.
Select the Power plan with button marked, and Change Plan settings to view on the options.

2. If you are using main power, best is to remove &or unplugged the battery.
If the battery is always plugged in, while using main power, this cause the battery to failed in the long run.
Unless you need to charge battery, then plug in the main power.
If battery is almost 100% then remove it if you use main power.
I had one laptop (from my bro) who always battery was plugged in and also use main power.
The battery was now useless, cannot hold charge.

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I am running Windows XP with an ADSL connection, I installed a Linksys WUSB11 adapter on this machine.

I then installed a Linksys WPC11 card into my notebook that is running W2K.

Everything seems to be configured correctly, ip addresses, dns etc etc.

The problem I have is that I can ping my W2K system from my XP system without any problems, I cannot however ping my XP system from my W2K system, I have disabled all firewalls on XP(just in case), but the ping always times out.

Any ideas ?

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I noticed this issue a little while back. As I shutdown/restart my laptop, I notice it switches to a secondary desktop that has been running programs.
A good example would be trying to open my Task Manager, I can Ctrl-Alt-Del and it will allow me to open Task Manager - however when I click on Task Manager, it opens on the Desktop running in the background.
I can't even access the Desktop in the background, it only shows up as I'm shutting down - closing programs that I tried opening awhile ago.

I really hope this makes sense.. it's getting frustrating.

A:Two desktops running at the same time. Background programs running.

It sounds like you have a virtual desktop.

This is not something that could 'just happen' in Windows 7. You would need to install a third party program to do this.

So if you did not install anything that might add virtual desktop capability, or this is not a situation where you inherited or obtained this computer from someone else and are not quite sure what is installed on it, then I would suggest first running virus and malware scans to start.

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According to PC Wizard 2006, both my cores on my core 2 duo e6300 are running at 100degrees celcius. PCW also sais that my ram is running at 333mhz even though its 667mhz ram...?

Any ideas on the cause/solution for this?



A:Why is my core 2 duo e6300 cpu running at 100c and my 667 ram running at 333mhz?

DDR2 667 = 333.33 x2 = 667MHz. It is showing the true speed of your ram, but as it is DDR2, it is "double pumped" to an effective speed of 667mhz.

Also, your temps are too high. You should be in the 60c range. Check in your bios to see if it is also showing high temp readings there. It could also be an out of date bios, but if your temps really are that high, you'll want to reseat that CPU with some new thermal paste.

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Computer got infected by some nasties.  The hard drive is constantly chattering and running the hard drive and system even when I am not using it.  I've run superantispyware, kaspersky, malwarebytes.  DDS file is attached.  I've tried to clean it up but I am at the end of my span of knowledge.  If I run hijackthis there are a lot of bizarre looking%%%  files found, lots of BHOs, and the hosts file is probably corrupt.  Have used ccleaner and revo to clean out old junk files.  COMPUTER IS ***VERY SLOW***.  This makes me sad. Thank you in advance for any help!!Also, have a lot of registry errors. Thanks again.

A:Computer running slow, constant processes running

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Found the the above service was running all the time and I only occasionally use SuperSpyware AntiSpyware as a standalone scan. This is solely as backup check to my Antimalwarebytes Pro. May I stop and disable it, and how would I remove it entirely?

A:!SASCore service running all the time, not running Superantispyware?

In SAS Preference turn off Automatically Start with Windows, and Automatically Check for Updates.

Then in msconfig>Startup and >Services (after Hiding all MS Services) uncheck SAS Core Service. You shouldn't have anything checked there anyway except your AV, any sync, gadgets or stickies.

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My CPU usage meter runs real high, sometimes all the way up to 100%, even when the PC is idle and not doing anything! This is really slowing my system down. I'm thinking it could be some kind of virus or spyware. Please help! Here are my scans.

DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Krish Sincere at 18:43:53.54 on Fri 07/17/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18783 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2038.765 [GMT -4:00]

AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1229 [VPS 081219-0] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! antivirus 4.8.1229 [VPS 081219-0] *enabled* (Updated) {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}

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

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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A:CPU Usage Meter Running High & PC Running Slow!

Still seeking help!!

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I was not able to get perfmon /report to work, so I only have the BSOD report.

A:BSOD while running firefox. Computer has been running terrible.

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I have a Vista laptop and the cpu % is running very high and IE 8 locks up alot. I've run various virus/spyware scans that found some instances but it hasn't fully done the trick. I've attached the HighJackThis log. Any help would be great.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:52:16 PM, on 10/2/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.19120)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sunbelt Software\VIPRE\SBAMTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Brother\ControlCenter3\brccMCtl.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Gateway\traybar.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Gateway\CEC_MAIN.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqbam08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgpc01.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HighJackThis\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

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

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Hey I just got some help from you guys with my Alt-tab problems and now something else just popped up... my internet latency. It has gotten to the point that I cannot even log into my favorite video games and that web pages take ages to load. Heres a Hijack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 18:38, on 2007-11-24
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\svcntaux.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\CPF.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\SDTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\FRISK Software\F-PROT Antivirus for Windows\FProtTray.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXE
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A:Internet running slow. Latency running high.

You never replied here:

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Hi! I have a Compaq laptop, and lately it has been getting hot pretty quickly. I noticed the fan seems to be constantly on, and while I could be wrong, I don't think it has always been constantly running until fairly recently. I feel like I would have noticed. lol

Anyway, my laptop is about 2 1/2 years old, Windows Vista, and I use vista manager. I have AVG, AdAware and Spybot for security. I have Photoshop cs5 and Adobe lightroom, but the problem was there before I had these. I have completely reset my computer to factory settings, and the problem is still there.

I have a lot of running processes, but I've checked them on Vista manager and on pcpitstop, and only have removed the ones that I know for sure are not important.

Any ideas of what I can do? My computer lags as it heats up, and I don't want it to die! I use it for school and work, and my photography work.

If anyone wants to take a gander at my running processes, just let me know. I would be more than happy to take advice from those more knowledgable than I.

Buying a new laptop is NOT an option, by the way. I've treated this one very well, and I really see no reason why I couldn't fix it and extend it's life. Thank you in advance!

A:HP laptop running hot/fan overworking - possible running processes problem??

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I would be very grateful if you could possibly answer my question.

I have a new modern computer AMD 2.0 XP running Windows XP Professional.

If you close a program after running it and it appears to be closed but the task manager shows that it is running, what does this mean?

Does it mean that there is something wrong with the Software of the running program or is it a Windows System Problem?

I wrote a very easy program compiled in VB6 which after running I closed and does not show up in Task Manager. Everything is obviously ok.
However my other much more complicated compiled VB6 program after being run and closed, shows up as running in the Task Manager?

I just want to know what this means please.

Is there something wrong with the program I have made?
When you continue to open and close it, more icons of the running program are seen in Task Manager.
But none on the main normal bottom windows task bar, where the start button is.(Which I presume is correct)


A:After Running and closing my VB6 Program. Task Manager say's it is running?

Sounds like you have an active window somewhere although it is hidden. Put debug.print code in all of your form.load/unload events and run it in the debugger. Make sure you having matching unloads for each load.

Also, callbacks (like timers) may be the culprit. What does your application do?

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Hi all,

I have a Dell Dimension E310, service tag G84HF91. It is running Windows XP Professional in a Raid 1 configuration.

I managed to get a virus, so I booted into safe mode and ran ComboFix.

ComboFix prompted that it detected the presence of rootkits and needed to restart. After the machine restarted I received a BSoD while trying to go into Safe Mode. I attempted a normal boot and receive a BSoD as well. When booting into safe mode before the BSoD it pauses on loading Mup.sys.

My first thought was to attempt a repair install however I'm not sure how to go about doing that with the Raid setup. I just want to get the machine booting properly and I'll deal with the virus after which is why I chose this forum not the security one. If it's in the wrong place please move it for me.

I appreciate any and all input ahead of time. Thanks!


A:BSoD on Boot after running ComboFix, XP Pro running Raid 1

Welcome to TSF

What is the BSOD stop error?

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Hello, recently I have noticed over the past month my laptop begin to run slower and slower. It is now so slow and lagging to the point just surfing web pages takes quite a long time both for the browser to respond and for the page to load. I have also noticed that the fan is running extremely loud on the laptop. I have ran an avira anti virus scan but it found nothing.

I run Windows 8.1 64 bit OS.
My laptop is an HP Pavillion and is only a little over a year old.

A:Computer running slow and fan running loud

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I found that the Windows Defender Service was running, even though I have other AV/Malware software that I thought turned it off. Checking in security is show both softwares with Defender shown as OFF!
Is it safe to stop and disable that service?

A:Windows Defender Service running when it is not running!

Install the recommended Microsoft Security Essentials
which will turn off Defender.

Otherwise you can turn it off if you're satisfied with your AV.

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Followed some advice to get rid of Win32/Alureon.H virus this past weekend but wanted to be sure things are now clean.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)Scan saved at 06:56:30 PM, on 7/26/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exeC:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\readericon45G.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb05.exeC:\Program Files\\Agent\mcagent.exeC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:�... Read more

A:Slow Running PC with Modem Running NonStop

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you let... Read more

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im running a Win98, and im sure i have a virus or spyware on my computer, because it is running so slow, and when i go on the internet, i can only get on it for a limited amount of time, then i have to restart my computer so that i can get on the internet again, because something is stopping me.
Anyway, i can't find out what it is, i have run norton antivirus and spybot and adaware.
So does anyone have a structure on the Win98 OS (a folder/file structure of what it is like when it has been rebuilt) I don't have the time to rebuild it, so i will have to go through each individual folder, and a structure would really help!

A:Running Win98, have a virus/spyware or something running

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I was referred to this forum because apparently I posted this in the wrong place. I apolgize for that. However regardless , I am so annoyed at this situation you have no idea. I ran adwcleaner, and all the tools I ran in the past from another problem I had with booting up. Still the pesky problem persists, once in a while I get someone talking on my computer with ads, once in a while... IE wants to know if you want to leave this page or stay on it,, Update Flash player.. and more. I run the cleaning tools and within a couple weeks there it is again.
I cannot find IE anywhere on my system so where in the world is it coming from.. When I upgraded from windows ?  Did it get burried someplace?
Anyhow I want it off my computer..
This is an Azus Laptop Model U52f
I am running windows 10 for a few months now
I use Chrome or Firefox as my browser
I have a pentium 4 
and my info is on my profile as to what motherboard etc.
Thank you

A:Running windows and cannot stop IE from running in background

Have you set a browser as the default browser? That's my first thought as to why you keep seeing IE mentioned. The
talking ads are a different issue and will likely require use of tools not allowed in this forum to find and remove.
Here is a link for info on setting Firefox as the default browser in Windows 10. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will see this:
Make Firefox your default browser | Firefox Help

Use the Settings app in Windows 10 to change your default browser
Alternatively, you can open the Settings App from the Windows 10 Start menu to set Firefox as the default browser:
Go to the Windows Start menu and click the Settings icon.
Click System, then choose Default Apps on the left pane.
Scroll down and click the entry under Web browser.

Click on Firefox in the dialog that opens with a list of available browsers.

Firefox is now listed as your default browser. Close the Settings window to save your changes.
Note: To change your default to another browser, see the support documentation for that other browser.

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My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 510m with Windows Xp ....

It is about 5 or 6 yrs old and quite well used..

Unfortunately it is not running very well lately...

and it is slow at loading webpages at times...

but in particular on websites like yahoo..

I am lately having problems sending emails...

and running videos say on youtube in particular if I have
say more than 3 or 4 webpages open...
Often it will not play video if I have been using the computer
for sometime...

I even have problems posting on even on here....or other forums..
I often have to copy the wording ,open another page and paste.
and post on the 2nd send a post..

Im not sure if it may be my wifi...or my computer....
although wifi appears connected.

Sometimes my computer crashes when using Adobe flash..

I have ran several Antivirus and spyware malware programs over the last few months..
such as Trend Micro...and Avira, Malwarebytes and Spybot...

My Disc is quite this may be one of the reasons why I am having problems...
BUT I have had it almost full in the not too distant past and it had ran reasonably OK..
and I did not have the problems with yahoo or sending emails from yahoo...

sometimes the computer just freezes up completely..and I cannot turn it off as usual..
so I have to switch it off by unplugging it..

It runs reasonable if I only have a few webpages open..and usually after I have reloaded it.

BUt it takes a long time to reload...and I get somethings that show up that... Read more

A:Slow running Laptop running on Windows XP

Sorry for posting the same thread 3 times...

Due to part of my problem... when I try to post... It doesn't not acknowledge..
to me that it posted...and I had to copy and paste it to another open page...

Only later did I see I had posted it 3 times...

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Dear All,

I encountered a problem. A windows service I am running on my machine seemed to be running, ie started, however, actually it was not running since the processes were not outputted as planned.

Can I do some form of error tracking to counter for this problem?

Thanks for your help and time


A:Windows Service appeared to be running, but it was not actually running

Bookmark Windows SysInternals for some great tools.

Download Process Explorer for Windows v10.21.

Process Explorer will give you a colored process tree and be able to help you find out more about your processes both server and application. It is better than Task Manager and gives you a lot more information and control over your processes.

Explore and use Process Explorer, and discover and use the other tools at the website.

-- Tom

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iexplorer.exe running in task manager when ie is not running.
I need help removing what ever is causing this.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:27:58 PM, on 10/15/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20900)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Photodex\ProShowGold\ScsiAccess.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
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A:iexplorer.exe running in task manager when ie is not running

Hello bakerwd. Apologies for any delay in replying, but we have been rather busy lately.

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If you still require assistance with this issue, and since it's been several days since your original log was posted, please do this:
Download RSIT by random/random and save it to your desktop.
Double click RSIT.exe to start the tool and click Continue at the disclaimer.
When the scan completes it will open a log named log.txt maximized, and a log named info.txt minimized.
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of log.txt here.
Please attach info.txt to your post.
To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:C:\rsit\info.txt

Click Upload.


Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

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Was running IE9, a flash game is playing, first IE9 crashes, then BSOD.

Dell XPS 8100 Win 7 HP OEM 8GB RAM EVGA GeForce GT240 Intel X-25M80 C: + two SATA HDDs as D: and E:

Info as per attached file.

I suspect the flash plugin crashing the video driver.

Thanks in advance

A:BSOD while running IE9 (flash plugin running)

Quote: Originally Posted by speedy1971

Was running IE9, a flash game is playing, first IE9 crashes, then BSOD.

Dell XPS 8100 Win 7 HP OEM 8GB RAM EVGA GeForce GT240 Intel X-25M80 C: + two SATA HDDs as D: and E:

Info as per attached file.

I suspect the flash plugin crashing the video driver.

Thanks in advance

No DMP files included in upload please try this method
We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.
To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in t... Read more

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My computer takes forever to boot up and start applications. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Below is a copy the HJT log that I ran this morning.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:03:23 AM, on 4/3/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgalry.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
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A:Running Slow during Start-up and running of Applications

Should I do something in addition to running HJT?

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