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Solved: Print screen key prints previous screen instead of printing the current screen

Q: Solved: Print screen key prints previous screen instead of printing the current screen

This is the strangest thing I've ever seen from a PC. I'm at the computer and the print screen key prints the previous screen rather than printing the current screen.

Another peculiarity on this PC is the behavior I get from a paid version of PDF-995. This is software that is used to convert non-PDF files into PDFs. It is behaving very strangely. Instead of capturing the current document, it appears to actually create a PDF that is a print-capture of the previous screen - the desktop screen that was up before you were looking at the document you want to convert to pdf format.

Has anyone ever seen this before?

It's running Windows XP Pro. The hardware is a 2.5GHz CPU with 256 MR of RAM. I haven't noticed any other odd behavior on the PC yet. No recent downloads that I know of.

A: Solved: Print screen key prints previous screen instead of printing the current screen

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This is the most peculiar behavior I've ever seen from a computer. You're at the computer and the print screen key prints the previous screen rather than printing the current screen.

Another peculiarity on this PC is that it is running a paid version of PDF 995. This is software that is used to convert non-PDF files into PDFs. It is behaving very strangely. Instead of capturing the current document, it appears to actually create a PDF that is a print-capture of the previous screen - the desktop screen that was up before you brought the document up onto the display.

Has anyone ever seen this before?

It's running Windows XP Pro. The hardware is a 2.5GHz CPU with 256 MR of RAM. I haven't noticed any other odd behavior on the PC yet. No recent downloads that I know of.

A:Print Screen Key Prints Previous Screen

I'm running a virus & spyware scans now.

I'll be sure to post to let everyone know how the problem gets solved.

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I have no trouble using "print screen", and saving it into "paint". However, when I then try to print from "paint", the copy is all "screwed up". It sprawls over several pages particularly when using the "landscape" mode (which is reccomended). Also, I am having trouble posting and printing the portions of "print screen" that interest me. I am using a PC with Vista OS. Please advise. Thank you

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My problem started much like that of Busybee, with files being deleted, orphan files being restored and security something or other, however, after reboot from CD, and running Startup Repair, the tests all appear to be OK, except "Root Cause Found - Volume on disk is corrupt" Result: Completed successfully, Error Code=0x0

At this point the pc goes through the never ending sequence of trying to boot up, black screen then blue screen, etc.

Medion MD8830 Multimedia Home Entertainment Design Centre
Operating System: Windows Vista 32 bit, service pack 2
C:\ 500Gb HD with
D:\ 20Gb restore using 12Gb
2Gb Ram

Disk failure diagnosis test result OK

Most recent change, made a day or so prior to the crash, was retuning digital tv tuner when the changeover from Analog to Digital signal was needed to update channels here in UK. The screen shows "No Signal Analog" at beginning and end of reboot sequence.

The black screen suggests this may be a recent hardware or software issue, and advises removal of any recent changes, but as I cannot get into the system, let alone the control panel, I am unable to remove or disable anything.

Would really appreciate being able to at least recover my files, and as I am unable to access the operating system either by safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, or a normal reboot, would welcome any advice about how I can achieve this.

I have a laptop also running Vista 32 bit if that would be of any help in accessing the files.

Woul... Read more

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CPU: Intel Core2 QUAD 9300
Motherboard: AsRock x48 TurboTwins
Ram: DDR2 2x 2GB, 800 GHz, brand Hynix
GPU: ATI HD 5770
PSU: Corsair 650 W
OS: Windows 7
Custom build

I installed Civilization 5 (and directX 9 as well because I was asked to during the installation). After few minutes of being in the game a blue screen popped up (I do not know what message was on there). I restarted the computer and system recommended to run the fix mode. I launched it and after a while I was advised to bring the settings back to the restore point. I acknowledged this but then all I saw was a black screen. Since then, after each restart the screen goes black. If I manage to go to BIOS after 5-10 seconds the screen goes black. I cannot even reinstall Windows.

Those 5-10 seconds in BIOS are enough to check the temperatures on CPU and MB: they are around 30 degrees Celsius so overheating is not the problem. I connected the monitor with my laptop and it works, so monitor is fine. There are no loose connections. There is no dust and debris - this system is 2 months old.

Problem might be in the graphics card. Several weeks ago the screen used to go grey after playing Fallout 3 for 10-15 minutes. I disabled the audio on the card and that solved the problem. However, Windows still indicated that there is something wrong with the GPU; on the other hand, drivers were up-to-date.

Can anyone help please? Or let me know what you think might be wrong.


A:The screen goes black after previous blue screen (even in BIOS)

Since you are having a graphics issue in both the BIOS startup screen and while Windows is open, it does sound like a graphics card problem and not a driver problem. Do you have another graphics card to substitute for test purposes?

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I am trying to do a print screen by ALT+PRTSC and it's not working. Is there a certain feature that I may need to turn on? Now I can copy text from a doc but just not a print screen. I have right clicked and copied the image.....but I have a page that isn't an image and it won't let me do it, just pastes what was on the clipboard before. Do I need to empty the clipboard first?


A:Solved: Screen Prints

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What was the solution to the following:
...laptop keeps constantly print screening and i dont know why i even have print screen disabled recently but everytime i paste something most of the time it shows me a printscreen on my screen. I did a virus scan but found no virus...

It seems that other people are having the same challenges:

Though the issues are closed, there doesn't seem to be anyone that can solve this.
Any brilliant thoughts?

A:Slow because of repeated continuous PRINT SCREEN screen shots

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What I mean is, I try to take a screenshot of a game I'm playing (Diablo 3 in particular) and it's like my computer doesn't even know it's running/it's invisible to it. I get a screenshot of my desktop instead.

The first time I tried to paste it, I got a strange result, in that it just gave me a grey box, instead of the screenshot, thereafter, this started happening.

A:print screen (to take a screen shot) not registering program

What OS are you running? Your Profile says you are running XP, but you are posting in the Windows 7 forum?
If you are running Vista, or 7 you can use the Snipping tool
If you have 2 screens, make sure you are selecting the correct screen.

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When taking a screenshot with printscreen it captures the whole screen, including all monitors where as alt+printscreen only captures the current window in focus, is there anyway to remap the keys so its functionality is swapped?

A:Swapping Print Screen and Alt+Print Screen functionality

It doesn't say Win 7 but you can try SharpKeys 2.1.1 |
create a system restore point, backup etc before trying just in case

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In many of the replys I notice "Screen Shots" and wondered how you do this in Windows 7? Also can they be saved in a folder for future reference? And is there a Print Screen utility in Windows 7 or a preferred Print Screen Program you recommend. Thanks for your consideration!

A:Screen Shots and Print Screen Programs

You do know about the snip tool in search?

Snip with the tool , then save.

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I'm having trouble either writing code for or finding a freeware utillity to read the current screen resolution.

I need it to be accurate, and I need the resolution to be output in the format: {Friendly Name} {width} {height} {color depth} {refresh rate}
I should probably have it list all of this one line each, output to standard output.

A:Solved: Reading the Current Screen Resolution

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How does one get a printout with the list of folders and files when a particular directory is on a Windows XP screen?

In DOS, you could do a DIR command and direct the output to th printer. I'm looking for the same results without going to the c:\ prompt.

Maybe there's a keystroke that will do this??? Pushing "prt sc" doesn't work and neither does CTL-P. And there's no printer icon that can be chosen for the toolbar in order to print the screen.

So, how can I get an image or the information that's on the screen transferred to the printer???


A:printing screen or screen capture

Print Screen copies an image of whatever's showing on the monitor to the clipboard. After pressing the Print Screen button, open a picture editing program and paste the image the Print Screen placed on the clipboard. From there you should be able to print it out on a printer.

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Is use of the "print screen" button on the keyboard (and pasting info into image viewer) in anyway considered "screen scraping?" I have used this method to save information in the past like when I pay a bill.

A:Screen scraping vs. Print screen

Hi bizmom101, welcome to 7F!

I believe the use of print screen and the snipping tool would most definitely be considered screen scraping; But, you shouldn't be worried about copyright infringement, perhaps you are confusing it with content scraping?

https://screen-scraping |
https://content-scraping |

I keep a running account of bills that I pay online in my word processor or spreadsheet by using the above tools and or just copy and paste, the key action here is using scraping for personal gain [think monetarily], and that's what differentiates screen from content scraping.
It will no doubt be arguable that the way you and I use scraping is still a form of infringement or plagiarism, but I see no harm if it's for our own private and personal use.

The use of quotations in a post is tolerated here at SevenForums only if one uses no more than the first paragraph, and links the quote to a source: as an example here's how I would do it from the screen scraping link from above:

Screen scraping is the process of collecting screen display data from one application and translating it so that another application can display it. This is normally done to capture data from a legacy application in order to display it using a more modern user interface....


If you read the first paragraph of the content scraping definition the key phrase is not ... Read more

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when i press window button + print screen it save a png to my pictures can i change this to jpeg

A:screen prints

Hello Philip,

Sorry, but not that I'm aware of. It only saves as a PNG file.

However, you could either just rename the file extension, or open the .png file in mspaint.exe, and use "Save as" to save it as a .jpeg or .jpg file if you like.

Screenshot - Capture Screenshots Directly in Windows 8

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Hi all,

Brand new here, so bear with me.....I'm trying to enlarge a Web page (in Print Preview) so that its legible but when I actually print it, it remains at about 75%. I've set the Print Preview to 200%, but it stills prints so small that the page is illegible. What am I doing wrong? The odd thing about this is that when I try the same thing in Mozilla Firefox, it prints just fine! Is this a Microsoft problem or am I just missing something?

Thanks in advance,


A:Printing a "Print Preview" screen in IE6

Beats me, the "print preview" size should only affect the preview, not the actual printed document.

However the actual text/font size on the page can be adjusted by pressing the ctrl key and using the mouse wheel to scroll up or down. This should carry over to the printed document.

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First let me say sorry, i may be in the wrong section but here goes I have game problems and i trying to send information about my computer to the game company and they want me to send them a copy of my task manager processing and i dont know how to paste it to my word document . instruction they gave me is - go to task manager go to tab processes then press print screen one time then paste the clipboard image into open email . well i do all that except i dont get any clip board image. I know but i'm slow can you help
I have a dell e310 Windows XP pro

A:Solved: screen printing

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I need to make a user manual of some inhouse soft ware.
i want to incorpeate pictures of the screen it to it and then list out what he user neeeds to do nest above or below that picture.
can any of the microsoft office products import a sreen image, resize it ect other than PAINT ( i dislike paint)? Or what would you recomend.


A:screen prints / editing

I did some thing like that with instructions for an non computer savy relative trying to teach her to use the internet/e-mail. If you have MS Word, i wrote the intro for the page, went to the application and when the page i needed to show was on top, i did a Print Screen button which copies the entire desktop to the clipboard. Your can get just the current active page by using the Ctrl+Print Screen button. Back in Word, i picked an area below the text and did a Paste button which placed the picture of the demonstration page in the document. You can click on the picture, and you will see handles that you can use to adjust the size of the picture to fit the page better. It was labor intensive, but it worked good enough to keep the relative from needing coaching until she got the hang of it.

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This is a weird one, so if I'm in the wrong forum, please advise.

About once a day, I get a screen print for no reason. The only thing that I have found to be common is that my cursor is near (but not touching) the printer icon on the tool bar when my browser is open. ??? Anyone seen anything like this? OS is WinXP. Thanks.

A:phantom screen prints

odd, nope havent ever seen this myself but id say if you havent already you could give this a shot...

run a virus scan & uninstall then reinstall your printer drivers... hope that helps some cant think of anything else @ the moment thats where id start though, good luck, post back...

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I am using WinXP and my PRNT SCRN key fails to capture the screen image, I know it should but it doesn't. Therefore when I try to paste into PAINT, WORDPAD or MS WORD with the PASTE command or with CTRL+V nothing happens. I have checked this theory by tapping PRNT SCRN or ALT+PRNT SCRN or SHIFT+PRNT SCRN and then gone to CLIPBRD EXE. to view the captured screen, but nothing is on the clipboard. I can copy and paste in other programs but cannot copy the desktop screen using the PRNT SCRN key. Any suggestions on how to turn on this feature?

A:Solved: Print Screen

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I have winXP on my laptop and hit print screen and go to edit to copy and
copy is transparent. I have no problem using it in my win98 desktop. Is there something different I must do in winXP to print screen??

A:Solved: Print screen ?

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I have a dos screen up and want to print it, don't know how. It is a command to reset my printer after the electric goes out. And I'd like to save it exactly as the screen shows right now. There is a 'print screen' key on my keyboard (top right of keyboard, it also shows on this key 'insert'-this is on front of key, 'SysRq' is on lower part of top of key, and PrtScn is on the upper 1/2 on top of key. Any help appreciated


A:Solved: How do I print screen?

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When I press the Print Screen or Alt/Print Screen Key, nothing happens. Any ideas?

A:[SOLVED] Print Screen

after you do that open paint and paste it in their do you get what was on the screen?

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Hi all,

i hope that I've clicked on the correct forum, apologies if i haven't.

Can anyone out there please tell me how do a screen print on XP and how to save and copy one as well?

I've followed the instructions in help & support, pressing Alt+Print Screen Etc, but nothing seems to happen.

Would love some advice pos?




A:Solved: how to do a print screen?

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I have a webpage up and want to capture what is on the screen and insert it into an do I do that?

A:Solved: screen print

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I would like to know how to take a print screen of a doccument, I know the button Print screen on the keyboard, the thing is I want to take a print screen of a Excel doccument, but I don't see it entire, I need to scroll down.


A:[SOLVED] Print screen

You can use SnagIt

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what is the final step in the print screen sequence, print sceen alt tab

A:Solved: print screen

Are you trying to paste it into another application, or do you want it to physically print the page? Not all printers support the latter.

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Is there a program or anything which will allow you to save many screenprints at once?

You know how when you press the prt scr key on the keyboard, it takes a still image of your screen. But you can only store one. Is there something which will let you keep pressing it as much as you want, and it saves every screen print you take?

Many thanks!

A:Solved: Multiple screen printing?

Yes, quite a few

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I have wanted to attach screen shots and the paste function is gone.

A:how do I attach screen prints to this forum

Here you go - A Preferred Method of Uploading/Posting Screen Shots

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I have a Samsung laptop. For some reason they've made Print Screen an awkward two-fingered affair - Fn + Prt Sc. The keys don't stand out and the printed colours on the keys are poor so it's awkward to easily find them. Can I reset the command to a single press Function key or some other combination of keys?

A:Solved: print screen hot key re-allocation

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A:Solved: Print Screen function

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Hi All, I'm running XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32bit. Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.66GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4. Ram: 511 Mb.
Having trouble with some Windows files replaced by non recognised ones.
Trialing AVG 2012 may be the cause ? but they want me to print the Windows fault message. The "Print Screen" button on my Microsoft keyboard wont print ! Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Roy.

A:[SOLVED] Print Screen button

You press the Print Screen button or Alt+Print Screen to select an opened window, then open up Paint. In Paint go to Edit/Paste. Then Save the file to your C: drive. How to Make a Screenshot |

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How can I use the "Print Screen Key" in windows 7?

I tried downloading the print sceen listed in google and all hell breaks loose with colors ect.

Thanks in advance,

Clown jimbo

A:Solved: Print Screen in windows 7

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Hey ladies and gents

I have a PC that Print Screen does not work. I am able to do an ALT+Print Screen and then paste in like wordpad or word. I cannot even do a print screen of the desktop. What would cause the PC to lose the print screen functionality. Thanks

A:Solved: Print Screen is not working

You said pressing the Alt then printscreen works..?? So when you press the Shift and then Printscreen that one does not work?

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I found a program in PC WORLD that fixes the problem of the print screen key not working.

I went to www.PC once there I chose downloads then scrolled down to utilities and selected desktops.

Once there I scrolled down to desktop files then just below that i selected the print screen file and downloaded it.

Once installed it works great.

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My computer is a HP. More often than not,when I print a document,the right
side of the page is cut off. My mouse pointer also exits off the right side
of the screen. The video card is an NVida MX200 at 800X600, refresh has been from 60 to75hz.( Iv'e tried higher resolutions and rates.)
If I adjust the monitor to fix the pointer I'm all the way to the left as far as the adjustment will allow me to go.
Printed pages have a word or two missing, even when I set the tabs out.
The printer is a Lexmark X5150. I'm using XP Home.
Any suggestions?

A:Solved: Printing matches screen and both are wrong

To fix the screen, read the model number of your monitor off the back of it. Do a search for the model number/brand driver for it. Then right click on the desktop, choose properties/settings/advanced/monitor/properties/driver/update driver and load the correct monitor driver instead of just setting it plug and play.

Check the paper settings on the printer, make sure if your using plain paper it's set for A4 as a paper type.

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I have list of suppliers in excel (column A)I need to copy each cell (A1,a2,a3?)select supplier from drop down in a web page (list will be from Excel)Where there are multiple links by clicking on it, it would open an invoiceTake the screen print for particular regionSave it in the local drive

A:In Excel how do you Automate web tasks to take screen prints

Not sure about others, but it would help if you could include some screenshots of what you're talking about. Because it sounds like you're trying to collect data from multiple places and take a snapshot of it, yes? 20 years in IT and counting, baby\m/ > < \m/

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thanks in advance

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Anyone got a solution?

A:blank screen and restarting laptop every few secs or scrambled screen at sign in screen

What do you mean scrambled?

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hi. xp pro, sp3, 30gb free space. i reinstalled windows, and now when i try to capture what's on the screen and open it in photoshop it is automatically cropped. i e, it doesn't show the whole screen. thanks for your help, boyd.

A:Solved: Print screen crops when opened in cs4

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Need to know;
I sometimes have techsupport from net assistance and others ask me to send them a copy of what I am seeing on screen so they can help me in solving a problem. I have tried to used "PrintsSC" button on my keyboard and I am either not using it correctly or it does not func. with the way I have my sys. set.
How do I do this ???


A:[SOLVED] How to print or copy what is on screen to send to others?

After you hit print screen do you try to paste it in word or notepad?

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I can not print screen. (in other words get a screen shot)

I use vista and have a gateway laptop. I am trying to print screen on IE or FF. There is a key called "Ins" and under it with blue letters it says PrtSc. For that I press Fn and Ins together but print screen doesnt work. I tried also with shift, alt ctrl keys too.

Please help.

A:[SOLVED] Print screen doesn't work

hi not really my thing but you can use the snipping tool in all programs, accessories to do something similar

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I'm trying to figure out if there is an easy/quick way to get the Print Screen button to send the image automatically to the printer...not to the clipboard. I'm using Windows XP Professional.

I've been to Microsoft's site and cannot find an answer. One of my users tried to convince me he had done it earlier this week but he cannot replicate his efforts. Now I'm trying to replicate them.

Any ideas?


A:Solved: Print Screen Directly to Printer

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if i want to screen print, i simply press screen button then paste it on MS word. it pastes correctly and can see the picture. but after shifting from the next page of the word, i could not see same the picture in the word which i was pasted as screen print.
any other option of screen print???????
i'm using windowsXP and MS word 2002


A:Solved: screen print not working properly

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How can i take screen prints of mouse clicks and only of active window.. something like psr, the problem i am having is psr takes screenprint of entire screen. is there a code that i can use to get this done

A:screen prints of mouse clicks and only of active window.

Hi mmccconaghy,Thanks for the linkThis is the same as what i am attempting to you, i did something similar that the OP requested years ago in VB6 as part of a uni project, but as i dont use VB6 anymore on my current machine i cannot compile the code to and exe. i am using this again in VBA in Excel and it works ok, seems to capture the screen shot of the active window, but that is on every click, so even if you click on the start button it snaps that. It also has a lot of issues with efficiency, the timer causes the pc to hang for a few seconds, i know this can be resolved but i dont have time right now to play with it. The code looks for the click event, evaluates whether it was the left or right, then print screens and pastes the content of the clipboard to sheet1. Then it exports the content of sheet one to a folder with the time hhmmss .jpg. I was hoping Derby would take a look if he doesnt mind. Lets see what the OP thinks of this sort of solution..Thanks again

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A few times now I have been in internet explorer and then the screen with go back and forth from black screen back to internet screen and back and forth between the 2 for a few minutes and then will hit me with a blue screen with a bunch of writing on it and then will restart. It seems to run fine after the computer restarts itself but this has happened a few times now!

A:Screen flips back and forth from black screen to normal then blue screen

Can you provide a few details [remember we can't see or touch your system] about the hardware and software?

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XP Service Pack 3

Screensaver is enabled and so is 'Display welcome screen when coming back from screensaver'.

This works most of the time, however on a regular basis the screensaver will resume to the following screen and just stay there forever.

The only thing to do is to press the power button, at which point a popup alerts that a user is logged in, do you still want to shut down.



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I've been using Windows 10 for just over one year. For some reason the Lock Screen/Sign-in screen shows three users. All three are me in three iterations. I find also that when trying to save some excel and word documents I receive messages saying that i am not allowed to save to this folder or that folder. I am able to save to the desk top and then drag and drop the document into the folder that I need to place it in. I know that this must have something to do with "permissions". Not sure how to fix that. One of the accounts that shows up is the initial account that I created back when was around. Any ideas/advice on these issues? When i updated to Windows 10, pretty certain that i followed all of the instructions, although that has been over 1 year now. Thank you in advance...cheers and beers to all!

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I am trying to add a few screen shots for a document.
I am having problems utilizing the Print Screen function and pasting it into a new Word document. As I press Ctrl-V nothing appears to be pasted until I click the Enter button and the image I pasted finally appears. In the document, if i click on this invisible image, I see the borders of the print screen image highlighted, but still not viewable.

I haven't touched the Tools - Options setting, default settings should be selected. I passed the document on to a co-worker to see if she could see it and with luck, she could see the screen shot I pasted. She was also able to perform the same functions I am having problems I guess it' has to be something with my settings?...

I am using Word 2003--I use all office 2003 applications for work. I thought by closing out of Outlook would help by concentrating on one Task/application, but that didn't help.
PC Model 5100mt
RAM = 512

Any suggestions...would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Word 2003 Print Screen problems

More than likely your memory is your issue. You do not have much and if you are rendering lots of images it eats up your computers memory. I have seen this also happen with low-end video cards as well. It has issues rendering or displaying them. Typically if you minimize and maximize you can then see the image. I have not tried the hit enter afterwards though.

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Good morning, I am not a computer savvy guy, although I am a hands on person so always try to solve things myself first by research and asking peers for help.
This is my problem: I have a gateway gz7108tv in which I run fs2004. It is not the best system for it but adequate. I have been having on and off problems for some time with my system where it freezes and I need to reboot, or do a system restore, but I always got it to work. Some problems that I can remember also, with IE, it would shut down due to unexpected problems and it would restart, this started happening the last two months.
Last night I ran malware bytes because my system was a bit sluggish, more than usual, this am I saw there was one item, removed it and restarted the computer.
I then attempted to go online thru IE, and got a blue screen, which had never happened to me before. I also have google chrome in my computer, but it could not connect to the Internet either, but no blue screen there though.
I then copied and pasted the error report to notepad and windows word, but when trying to print it, it could not find my printer either.
I also got the irql_not_less_or_equal message, and 0x0000000A, and honestly I don't know what to do.
I am not Trying to generate pity, but being a cancer patient whose insurance policy was cancelled, every dollar counts, so I would rather fix it myself with your help before going to a computer tech here in long beach.
Thanks for your help

A:Solved: Blue screen, no Internet connectivity and not able to print

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Is there a way to set printing preferences in Vista so that whatever settings used from the previous print page are retained for the next time automatically?

Using Acrobat to print a doc, if I change the paper handling settings, print and close app, the next time I open and print, those paper handling settings are still set to the previous settings. Same with Office.

My XP settings retain the settings, but when I try to set a dif preference within Vista, the next time I print they revert to the default.
I notice that in XP, it's retained with Acrobat, Office etc, so I wouldn't think it to be a setting within each program, but I'm not certain.

Thanks for the assistance!

A:Printing preferences aren't retained from the previous print page

have you tried using the printers software to set a default just a thought

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I just replaced the screen on this laptop. Only about 1/4 of the screen on the left side is working and is working right. The system is running Vista and it boots up right. Wonder if the inverter needs replaced. Other 3/4 is a dark gray with no cursor showing. Need to fix for Mom. Please help. Thanks.

A:Solved: Dell Studio 1735 Laptop screen replaced, only 1/4 of screen working

Check cable which connect display to mobo firstly. If not cable, rest you already said.

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i'm having to boot into windows xp. on power up sytem goes through the windows xp splash screen (with progress bar) and then instead of login prompt it goes just into the blue screen with moveable mouse pointer arrow.

issue seems to be similar to:
but recommended solutions didn't help so far.

symptoms just before issue - was not able to run use some system features - utility to turn off the display, utility to bring up battery info - everything was working fine before this

what i've tried:
boot to Last Known Good Configuration - resulting in the same blue screen

boot to Safe Mode / Safe Mode with networking / Safe Mode with comman prompt - resulting in blank (black) screen with "Safe Mode" in the corners and moveable mouse

test the hardware (hard drive / memory etc.) via build in PC Doctor - all seems to be working
i am able to use bootable XP CD from other machine to get into Recovery Console
i am able to boot to simple live XP using BartPE-XPE usb key and access the hard drive

could you please help me to find solution to this issue
thank you in advance

A:Solved: blank blue screen with mouse arrow after xp splash screen

Hi krajicek, u having a same problem as me.

Btw.. yours is laptop or desktop?
If laptop wat brand are u using..Mine are FUJITSU laptop and i still
can't get it work.
I boot from the WinXP CD and it still can't recovery as well and i try
safe mode aslo can't work too..

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I've been working on a dell inspiron 1525 today and cant figure what is causing this problem.

The laptop boots, displays the post screen, and then the screen goes black.
You can boot into BIOS,
You can boot into the Boot menu.

You cannot boot into safe mode, the f8 key does nothing,
when using the boot menu, u can't boot into a windows disc to reload the operating system, it just goes black.
I did however manage to boot into a linux cd i have and run a HDD test (what passed) and a memory test (what also passed).

It does exactly the same on an external monitor aswell so I am lost with this one.

Any ideas would be appreciated

A:[SOLVED] Dell Inspiron 1525 - Screen goes black after POST screen?

Which OS is on the computer?

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I need help ASAP. My computer was having many issues today, so I did a system restore. When it was done, it downloaded updates, I only restored it back to yesterday. Now, when I log into my account, the screen stays black and all I see is the pointer. What can I do to solve this? The PC is shut down right now.

A:Solved: Screen is black after system restore and update. Set back one day, screen is

Usually, system restore is used to resolve problems like this. You might want to consider doing a clean install and see if that has any affect. Hopefully your data is saved on an external or flash drive. There's also additional options that you can find here:

-- Ryan
Windows Outreach Team

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? OS - Windows 7 SP1
? x64
? What was original installed OS on system? Windows 8
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Retail Version
? Age of system (hardware) 4 months
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? 1 week

? CPU Core i5-3330
? Video Card Nvidia GT 620
? MotherBoard
? Power Supply - brand & wattage 300w

? System Manufacturer Dell
? Exact model number: Inspiron 660
Added Samsung 830 128gb SSD + 3TG Seagate in replaced of the original 2TB Seagate HDD.

I have tried reinstalling Nvidia drivers, currently use the older version 310.90
Previously used 314.22.

A:[SOLVED] I get black screen after coming back from screen saver/idle

The following may be helpful when reading the remainder of this post:Beta and Legacy Drivers | GeForce

NVIDIA Driver Downloads

Advanced Driver Search

Product Type: GeForce
Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
Product Series: GeForce 600 Series
Product: GeForce GT 620
Recommended/Beta: Recommended/Certified


Name Version Release Date
GeForce 314.22 Driver WHQL 314.22 March 25, 2013
GeForce 314.07 Driver WHQL 314.07 February 18, 2013
GeForce 310.90 Driver WHQL 310.90 January 5, 2013
GeForce 310.70 Driver WHQL 310.70 December 17, 2012
GeForce 306.97 Driver WHQL 306.97 October 10, 2012
GeForce 306.23 Driver WHQL 306.23 September 13, 2012
GeForce 301.42 Driver WHQL 301.42 May 22, 2012

BugCheck 0x117
These crashes are DirectX/graphics card related. DirectX comes installed with Windows, so this may indicate Windows corruption. It may also be that you have corrupted drivers or a graphics card hardware problem.
If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

Run a system file check to check Windows for corruption: Click Start Menu
Click All Programs
Click Accessories
Right click Command Prompt
Click Run as administrator
sfc /scannow
and press Enter
Once it is complete, make note of the message. If it says Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations., restart your computer and post back
If... Read more

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Hi, thanks for checking my question. I haven't found an answer to my particular situation:

Dell xps m1430 laptop w/vista (32).

It all started with a blue screen w/scrolling text after the fated restart. The blue screen text said "if this is the first time you've seen this message..." and then comp restarted, again showing the blue screen, then restarted into windows repair mode, after repair mode tried to fix the problem comp restarted, then the screen went black / blank right after the little windows loading animation (where the bar keeps moving from left to right and there's a small windows logo).
It all happened fast, so there may have been steps I forgot, but that's the jist of it.

Now screen always goes black / blank during startup after the windows loading animation, so I can't start windows in normal mode.
I can start in safe mode if I manually force shutdown by holding the power button, so I'm not imploding with fear... ok I am.

Possible causes:
1. This occured right after installing 11 vista updates (that restart was when I saw the blue screen)

2. Also occured the restart after running a patch called "Vista TCP/IP and UAC AutoPatch 6.0" I downloaded it from softpedia, the developer was listed as defcon, and their website listed was, but the site is down(I found this out after the problem occured). The patch had lots of positive reviews, and lots of people on other sites also suggest using it to re... Read more

A:Solved: Black screen of death at startup, all began with a blue screen

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When I'm connected to the Internet, I get the black screen with the Windows XP logo flitting about if I've been innactive for 2 mins. Can I correct it?

A:Solved: Screen keeps going back to Black screen with Windows XP icon keeps coming up

Only when connected to the internet?

Right click empty desktop.
Properties>Screensaver - Check what you have it set to.

Monitor Power.
Power schemes>always on.
Turn off monitor>never.
System standby>never.
Turn off hard disks>never.

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when i start my computer it doesnt show anything at all and then about 20 seconds later the login screen will pop up and everything works after that. it all started when i got my new graphics card and now i gotta plug my moniter into the card. and while its booting i can switch the moniter to the normal built in moniter plug thing. i think its vga ( its the blue one without the fancy pins) the graphics card is a visiontek radeon x1300 256mb pci. and im using windows xp professional. thanks

A:Solved: Boot Screen wont show goes straight to login screen.

You need to change the primary video card in the BIOS setup of the computer from the onboard video to PCI-Express/PEG and then you need to disable the integrated video. Your computer is still set to use the integrated video card as the primary card. Once you have it set correctly to the PCI-Express card then you shoudl always have the monitor connected to the new card and it shoudl display everything correctly.

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I'm having a problem with BF2 where the game will crash with a
"BF2.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close."
error, right after the logo screen. The game doesn't enter full screen mode.

The first time I saw this error was when I was playing around with BattleRecorder (BF2's own recording engine), and I tried to launch a movie in BattleLauncher. This throws the error described above and I can't run BF2 again without getting the error until the computer is RESTARTED (no logoff and back on). I searched for a way to make Battlerecorder work and I gave up. But, the problem now seems to occur when Battlefield 2 is run for a second time. For example, if I turn on the computer, run BF2, play, close BF2, and try to play again without a restart, it crashes. I tried multiple things to fix this problem, and I eventually ended up downgrading my nvidia drivers to 84.21 (i was running 84.25 beta).

I THOUGHT this fixed the problem, but I must have only tried to open the game once when I went and downgraded the drivers, because it still happens. The only things I have installed recently are xfire, and I remember that that program threw me the error whenever I clicked somewhere inside the program to launch BF2 (xfire has a feature to launch bf2 for you so you can play with a friend). I suppose I should uninstall xfire... I'll try that now.

This computer is NEW, its got several games on it but its only a month old and it has no viruses or s... Read more

A:Solved: Battlefield 2 crashes after splash screen (doesn't enter full screen mode)

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I'd like to share screen in skype and be able to scroll the edges of my screen with my mouse, but the lil red border skype creates disables scrolling.if it's in windowed (fullscreen). I have it fullscreen and the stream quality gets lower. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Hello, I'll go ahead and start from the very beginning. Thanks in advance though for taking a look at my problem.

About a month ago, my computer would give me a few problems while booting up. I would start the computer, it would run through BIOS, run through the Windows loading screen, and after that it would run the CHKDSK to make sure my disks are fine. CHKDSK doesn't work, it just freezes right before checking the disks, so I restart and generally it will boot up. Most of the time it would boot up perfectly, but rarely would it go to the xp loading screen and then flicker as if it as going to go to the windows login screen but wouldn't. The screen would just stay black and I'd have to restart. Next time, generally it would work perfect.

So this brings me to the current day. After the windows xp loading screen, it goes black. The computer is on, but I don't see any activity for the HDD via the LED. SO i go into safe mode, i finally get CHKDSK to run, I had to really mess with some stuff to get that working. Windows says the volume is fine, and the only way I can boot my PC is in safe mode, but even that will freeze sometimes while loading some of the files.

Just to let you know I'm running Raid0, and this is my first time running it. I'm not sure if this symptom is a common problem if one of the disks are going out. Does anyone know whats going on? Could it be a virus that messed with a boot.ini or any startup stuff? also, is there anyw... Read more

A:Solved: Windows Cant boot, black screen before login screen

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+, x64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2045 Mb
Graphics Card: Radeon X1300/X1550 Series, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 228121 MB, Free - 91954 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 5641 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc, 0YY821
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

A couple of days ago I needed to use Skype and my Logitech Webcam Pro 9000, both of which I hadn't used in a while. Skype asked to run an update, which I allowed. The Logitech Webcam also asked to run an update, which I also allowed. Everything seemed to work fine. That evening, I shut down my monitor but left the computer on. Next morning, turned on monitor, which showed vertical stripes and the screen was frozen. Rebooted computer. Black screen came up indicating computer did not shut down properly and requested to run repair and restore. After this was done, computer rebooted and all was fine. There was however an error msg on the desktop screen: "Runner file name Logitech Desktop Messenger. exe lacks a '-' (the app id separator)"

Closed error message. Went to Logitech website. Said to try and delete Logitech Desktop Messenger from the control panel (uninstall). Tried to uninstall and received msg: Set-up exe has stopped working. Could not uninstall Desktop Messenger. ... Read more

A:Solved: Stripes on Monitor Screen? Screen & Computer Frozen

A member on solved this issue for me. Required using an uninstall provided by Logitech for their Desktop Messenger program, which they have discontinued. FYI, the uninstall is located here: This solved the error message on start-up and appears to have solved the graphics card crash screen (vertical stripes on monitor issue).

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Hello everyone. I'm new the the forums here (as in just registered), but I need some help please. Basically after attempting to open firefox today (as I have probably over 20 times a day for the last year at least), I received a blue screen of death, and now my computer seems to be shot. I know how difficult it is to diagnose something without being able to see it, so I made a short little 4 min video of me trying to turn it on and what it does. Hopefully this has happened to at least someone before.

Blue Screen of Death - YouTube

A:[SOLVED] BSOD help. Blank screen after BIOS pop up and blue screen while trying to re


From the video you provided (which is great, by the way)... your system is failing to POST. Essentially if the system detects that a device or component is failing to provide the accurate information, which ensures that it would then be safe to run, the system will not POST.

From the looks of it, your hard drive or memory appears to be the issue which is the issue in most of the cases like this as you're BSOD'ing right after loading the Windows disc and after it loads the files necessary for the install.

My current advice:

1. Clear / reset the CMOS and try booting up and or loading the disc again.

2. If possible using another system, possibly a laptop... etc, download and run Memtest86+ -



Download Memtest86+ here:


Which should I download?

You can either download the pre-compiled ISO that you would burn to a CD and then boot from the CD, or you can download the auto-installer for the USB key. What this will do is format your USB drive, make it a bootable device, and then install the necessary files. Both do the same job, it's just up to you which you choose, or which you have available (whether it's CD or USB).

How Memtest works:

Memtest86 writes a series of test patterns to most memory addresses, reads back the data written, and compares it for errors.

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All of a sudden the "stuff," e.g., the start "button," quick launch icons (Outlook, IE, desktop) and other icons that were at the bottom of my computer screen have moved to the top of the screen. Does anyone know how I can move them back to the bottom of the screen? Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Start, tray moved from bottom of screen to top of screen

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I'm working on an emachines T1120 with 256mb of RAM. The problem is that no matter what I do I can't get it to boot all the way into Windows. On startup, I automatically get the Safe Mode screen. No matter which option I choose, it does the same thing: I get the initial Windows screen, then a blue screen appears with the following messsage:

Check with your hardware vendors for any BIOS update. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components restart your computer. press F8to select advanced start up options, then select safe mode.

STOP: 0x0000008E (0xc0000005, 0x80576DCF, 0xA95E52A0, 0x00000000)

Begin dumping of physical memory.
Physical memory dump complete.

I don't have the Windows disk that came with this computer, but I have one from another computer running the same version of Windows. I'm not sure how to use the recovery option - every time I've tried I just get a c:\ prompt. Not sure what to do at that point.

Any thoughts?

A:Solved: On Bootup: Safe Mode Screen Then Blue Screen

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I just bought an HP Pavillion dv6-7014nr and I love it! Except for one thing. I upgraded to the 1920x1080 screen to get the HD quality and the matte display. Everything on this screen is so tiny, its uncomfortable to read. I have increased the text size in windows to 130% dpi and I have downloaded and extension in Firefox to keep the zoom level I like. My problem is that with this increased DPI setting, the text in programs, such as iTunes gets cut off or overlaps. I was just wondering if there was a solution to this problem, or is it just something I have to live with?
Thanks very much!


A:[SOLVED] 1920x1080 screen resolution on a 15.6&quot; Laptop Screen

1920x1080 doesn't suit everyone on a 15.6" screen as it's really more suited to large-screen external monitors (20" or more). It's big plus of course is that it gives you much more screen space to use for multi-tasking or using apps which have many palettes (like Photoshop). Personally I think 1920x1080 is way too high for the average laptop screen size unless you've got perfect eyesight.

If you don't need all that space, you may find that setting a lower resolution (and changing DPI & zoom levels back to their defaults) is more in line with what your eyesight can deal with. It probably won't look as pin-sharp as the native 1920x1080 resolution though, but at least you shouldn't get some app Windows extending beyond the screen edges.

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Hi...i would be grateful for any help. I will include computer details at the end of this. Yesterday my computer was working fine. I sat down in the evening and noticed i had what looked like a small red checkered pattern on my screen. So i decided to open up my computet...dust it out and check the connections. Upon trying to wouldnt come on. I noticed the green light on the back by the power supply was flashing. So i looked it up and followed the procedure to resolve the surge protection loop. (unpluged power cord to mobo..all drivers..etc. ) and it i was able to get the computer to power back on. But then realized that i couldnt get it past the compaq logo page (no power to keyboatd or cant get into safemode or bios or anything) . And my screen looked even worse...blurry and jumpy. Then i followed someones recommendation of removing the litium battery to try to reset the bios? Screen is now a bit blurrier and still xant get past the compaq ogo page. Any help please! I really hope im not going to loose everything on my computer!

Compaq presario sr5710y
Amd athlon x2 4450e dual core processor
3 gb memory
250 gb hard drive
Nvidia geforce 6150 se graphics

A:Solved: checkered screen and cant get past compaq logo screen

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I am not sure what this would come under. But when I change screens, sometimes parts of the previous window linger. What causes this? I have Windows XP, Dell computer.

A:Previous screen parts linger

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Something has just started happening when I open a new screen or go to another location. Whatever screen I was previously on, even though I closed it out, comes back on, along with the new screen. If I move the cursor over it, it disappears but it is irritating to have these multiple screens on at the same time. Any ideas?

A:previous window flashing on screen

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internet deleting while typing and going back to previous screens. i have tried running an antivirus and tried look to see if something is mistaking pressed down

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
vaio j series all in one

DDS (Ver_11-05-19.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Run by kevin at 13:12:10 on 2011-05-29
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3758.1767 [GMT -5:00]
AV: AVG Internet Security 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
SP: AVG Internet Security 2011 *Enabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: AVG Firewall *Enabled* {621CC794-9486-F902-D092-0484E8EA828B}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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 netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG10\avgfws.exe
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A:internet goes back to previous screen


Welcome to TSF.

I'm K27 and I am currently reviewing your log, sorry for the delay in getting to you.

Please DO NOT run any scans/tools/fixes on your own as this will conflict with the tools we are going to use.

Please Print or Save to Notepad all instructions and please follow them carefully and if there's something you don't understand or that will not work please let me know and we will go through it together.

Please DO NOT use this system for anything apart from visiting this forum and other sites I direct you too, as this will only make the cleanup process all the more difficult.

Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed. This is to free up my time so as to continue to help others. If you need longer to reply, then that is fine, but please to let me know.

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2

MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make... Read more

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about a week ago my internet started going crazy deleting while typing and going back to previous screens. i have tried running an antivirus and tried look to see if something is mistaking pressed down.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
vaio j series all in one

A:internet goes back to previous screen

Hi i suspest your infected go here and follow the instructions NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

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about a week ago my internet started going crazy deleting while typing and going back to previous screens. i have tried running an antivirus and tried look to see if something is mistaking pressed down.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
vaio j series all in one

A:internet goes back to previous screen

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined below. Use a USB flash drive to download and transfer the tools to the affected machine, if necessary. You might like to run the Flash_Disinfector.exe on the clean machine and the flash drive first to protect against any possible transfer of infection via USB.

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Now, this is frustrating - last night I left my computer and went to bed leaving it running, woke up this morning to see it stuck at the "CPU is unworkable, blah blah" screen (I get this message whenever I restart/turn the computer on), so for some reason my computer decided to restart itself.

Got into windows loading screen, and it's started installing updates, but I don't even know which ones - and whatever they were, they've messed up my screen resolution. I'm using a 21" widescreen monitor and is best used at 1440x900, but after these vista "updates" installed themselves I can no longer select this resolution from the display settings, nor does it even show in the "List all Modes..." section.

So how do I even begin to find out what this problem is, and how to fix it?

So far I've tried reinstalling my graphic drivers, but it hasn't changed anything.

Video Card - GeForce 8600 GTS
Vista Home Premium 32bit

A:Previous screen resolution no longer available

Erm, I've also now noticed i'm unable to select the Windows Aero settings for my PC.

.. !

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I need some sort of registry hack or software to get the current time somewhere on the sign-in screen. Please help

A:How to get the current time on the lock screen?

Hello Sayan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Not sure, but luckily for you, the Lock screen in Windows 8 will have this for you.

Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8

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I am using Windows 7, (64 bit) on a Toshiba Laptop. I am using a wireless keyboard and mouse from Logitech with the Laptop.

My problem has just started in the last week. It seems while I am either typing or using the mouse, I exit the screen I am on
and Windows complains. When this happens I have to move the cursor back into the screen to select it again and then start typing again. It will usually
happen in the middle of a word, but sometimes it happens if I just move the mouse inadvertantly. A few times it just happens without any typing or mouse movement.

It has occured in various Open Office programs, i.e., writer, spreadsheets, etc. It has also happened in Notepad when I am
using it as a program editor.

Any one else experiencing this or any clues as to what is going on?

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What happened? Today when I open a new page it opens behind the current page. At first I thought the pages weren't even loading, then I see all the open tabs. ...Vista/32 bit

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I have two displays setup, one is a TV (main display) and the other is a small monitor (extended display).

When I'm only using the small monitor as a display, how would I go about moving windows over from the main display to this extended one?

I am not talking about disabling the main display or changing those settings. I want the small monitor to still be the extended display. I simply want to move windows over via the task-bar or another method that doesn't involve clicking the window itself (which is on the main display, which is either off or displaying something else).

A:Move window to current screen?

For any dual or multi display set up most will opt for a 3rd party program like DisplayFusion or UltraMon. Each of the two programs feature a Smart bar or extension of the taskbar where when moving anything over for display from one to the other the icon on the taskbar goes along with it.

Another feature seen with the two is the move button which eliminates the need to click on and hold as you drag a window from one screen to the next. With a manual click to hold and drag the window being moved will maximise itself upon reaching the next screen. With a move button the window remains at the same size.

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Good evening!
Is there a software that enables the us to automatically darken the rest of the screen and just focus on the current active window?
I googled and found nothing, except for Kino, but it's hard to use.

A:Dim screen outside of current active window

Hello ej8989 and welcome to the Forums,

From your link alone I have found both CinemaDrape and Universal DarkRoom. From reading the entries I'd say that the latter one is the most user friendly.
Good luck and keep us posted,

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Hey, im new here ive tryed a couple of other site but no luck so, my problem here is that like a week ago this thing popped up about opera gold its a nice ware has ended and needs to close? so i clicked dont sent then my computer shut off, ok so i turned it back on and after the bios flash screen (where it says press f2 for setup Ect.) it just goes to a black screen. I've tried starting in safe mod it just keeps getting stuck on KDCOM.DLL and just sits there. Anyone got a clue what could be the problem?


A:Solved: Black screen after bios flash screen

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hmm, this is wierd, everytime i start my bitcomet up/when it launches itself at windows start it seems to disapear of the screen, i have a 21.5 inch widescreen but my max screen resolution doesnt fit the whole screen, when i click my bitcomet comes up but going towards the right OFF the screen and i cant do anything..

I didnt knnow were to put this so.

O and btw im now on windows 7 so i can use the Right click>>move technique :( plus i cant change screen resolution because that is off screen to

A:[SOLVED] widescreen but my max screen resolution doesnt fit the whole screen

Thanks to whoever moved this post, i didnt know were to put it, also,, PROBLEM FIXED, if anyone gets this problem on WINDOWS 7 all you do is:

Step 1: right click ->> Screen Resolution
Step 2: Change the Multiple displays to Duplicate these displays.

This wont fit the whole desktop on ure screen if u have a big widescreen like mine, but this will make it unable to move items off the screen

Hope this helps

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After doing a fresh install of windows xp home on my friend's HP laptop, she took it away and has been happily using it for the last week.

(Reason for fresh install was suspected infection)

Now, it starts and almost gets to the logon, but a two second blue screen with the message:-

"Begining dump of physical memory. Physical dump complete. Contact your system administer or technical support for further assistance"

It then reboots back to the safe mode options screen and will not boot into any of them.

She says it hasn't had a knock or fall, but the only time I've seen a message like that before was when it was due to a hardware issue?

Any advice?

A:Solved: Blue screen before login screen-hdd dead??

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Hello: Today I received a blue screen stop error message. I was using my AOL software at the time it occurred. This is the second time it happened; the first time was about a month ago. Last time I upgraded the driver for my video card, and I thought that had taken care of it. I don't remember for sure, but I was probably using my AOL software when it happened last time also.

The message today included this information:

Technical Information:
*** STOP: 0x0000008E (0x0000001, 0xAFCAE925, oxA714438c, 0x00000000)
*** watchdog.sys - Address AFCAE925 base at AFCAE000, DateStamp 480254ab

The message from a month ago was slightly different. It included the following information:

Technical Information:
***STOP: 0x0000008E (0xE0000001, 0xB3ED1925, 0xA379D320, 0x00000000)
***watchdog.sys - Address B3ED1925 base at B3ED1000, DateStamp 480254ab

I restarted the computer without incident.

I'd appreciate any advice; thanks.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 472772 MB, Free - 305508 MB; F: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 432155 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc. , 0X8582, , ..CN7082155U50BD.
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Solved: blue screen STOP error screen

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So here's the deal, starting from the beginning!
Note: I've been away for about a year, and I just got back today.

I'm pretty psyched about Starcraft 2, so I tried to install it a couple hours ago. The software failed to connect to the Internet to validate the installation. At the suggestion of a member of another forum, I ran ComboFix.exe. It totally fixed the problem.

I could have stopped there, but I was a little greedy. I then installed 87 Windows Updates on my computer, up to but not including XP Service Pack 3. I did this because SC II more or less asked me to.

I restarted upon completion and the problem began. After the Windows loading screen, the screen becomes black. Shortly afterward, there is no more input to the monitor (it turns off). I hear a beep every 40 seconds from my computer, but nothing else. This continues until I restart.

Safe Mode and Last Known Configuration do not work. I have the Recovery Console installed, but I don't know what to do with that. Unfortunately I disabled System Restore quite a while ago to save space.

I am fairly certain the culprit is these Windows updates. What I would ideally like to do is, well, uninstall them. I don't know how to navigate the text workspace of the Recovery Console, though... and I don't even know if it can be done.

I'd really appreciate any help at all. It's so unfortunate that my computer worked great after a year of sitting idle, and then I went and messed it up in an hour!

A:[SOLVED] Black screen after Windows loading screen

Use an XP Installation Disk to run chkdsk, and hope your problem is HD errors.

If Safe Mode, Last known good configuration and System Restore are all not working, the only thing left is a Repair Installation.

Do you have a XP Installation disk ?

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This is what someone else wrote in another topic:

"I booted my computer up today, and saw my background wasn't available anymore. Then I see the message, "Warning! Spyware detected on your computer! Install an antivirus or spyware remover to clean your computer". It says that Win32/Adware.Virtumonde and Win32/PrivacyRemover.M64 are on my computer."

I had the exact same problem but i followed the instructions that someone posted in that topic, these were the instructions posted by "drdrew1469":

"I just got through fixing this (I hope). What it did here was change the background and set the screensaver to the sysinternals bluescreen screensaver (which you may be seeing) while at the same time setting policies in the registry to disable the two aforementioned tabs in the Display properties window.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System \NoDispBackgroundPage and [same]\NoDispScrSvrPage (they are both set to 1. Delete both entries.

Then check HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run for any funky alphanumeric filenames (I'm pretty sure it's just a random string anyway so posting the string probably won't help you much). Delete these keys and the associated file(s). (Doesn't hurt to check msconfig either, but I found nothing there)."

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A:Solved: Blue Screen of Death as screen saver

I removed two files on my harddrive, lphc1gbj0ecft.exe and lphc1gbj0ecft.scr, and now the bluescreen-screensaver is gone!

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Hi: I have done a Print Screen of my desktop and pasted it in Paint. Then saved the file on my hard drive - which I have done in the past. But now I cannot get it printed out on a full page (81/2 x 11 Page). Why? I have done this before but cannot do so tonight. I can print but in smaller size.


Ardath Morrison

A:Using Print Screen-Pasting in Paint - and how can I print full page

Once you paste it in Paint, click on Resize. What does it show for Percentage and Pixels?

Also try opening it in Windows Photo Viewer and printing from there.

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I'm using 8 on a non-touch laptop. I generally like it, but the most frustrating thing to me is that I can't "go back" to a previous screen. For instance, I open an email attachment and it automatically goes into full screen viewing. When I'm done looking at the attachment, I have no idea how to go back to the previous email screen. So I have to go all the way back to the start screen, and then into my email to get to the previous page. I'm clearly doing it wrong. Help!

A:Simple question: How do I go back to a previous screen?

Hello Tirade. Welcome to EightForums.

Mouse pointer to upper left corner -> Mini screens of anything open appear -> Press one. (Right click will close them) Or alt/tab to flip through open apps as in past OSs.

Switcher - Open in Windows 8

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Got a used Optiplex 980 SFF, and the name of the previous owner shows up on the Dell logo splash screen when I first turn it on, up above the Dell logo. Is there a way to change that? Thanks!

A:Optiplex 980 - Previous Owner's name on splash screen

F2 into bios and change the ASSET TAG Field.  Otherwise you need to use the DCCU utility to change this.
You can ONLY change the asset tag however NOT the service tag if it has a value.


Service Tag
Displays the Service Tag of your computer.

Asset Tag
Allows you to create a system asset tag if an asset tag is not already set.
This option is not set by default.

SERR Messages
Controls the SERR Message mechanism.
This option is enabled by default.
Some graphics cards require the SERR Message mechanism be disabled.


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I'm playing Descent:Freespace on XP. I had been playing it fine for a number of weeks and when I opened it one day the the movies within the game and the game screen itself was much smaller (1" boarder around the whole thing). I tried finding settings and key commands within the game, windows troubleshooter didn't help and I just spent 3 hours serching the net for help and found tsg. Somebody please help.

A:Screen went to half it's previous size in my game

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So I'm trying to play two games at once, I want to be able to alt tab between them with ease. How would I set that up?

Thanks Fullscreen windowed games, too.

A:How would I bind a key to change current on screen games?

Originally Posted by DontDoThat21

So I'm trying to play two games at once, I want to be able to alt tab between them with ease. How would I set that up?

Thanks Fullscreen windowed games, too.

So here is what I did.. I used Razer Synapse software to bind ALT+TAB to just Alt.
This sort of works, but sometimes it alt tabs to my browser. Would there somehow be a way to only have it alt tab between two active programs? Thanks

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