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New laptop running on a manually-installed SSD is buggy

Q: New laptop running on a manually-installed SSD is buggy

I bought an Asus N550LF-CM115H two months ago and replaced the HDD with as SSD in order to maximize performance.

The laptop has incredible start-up times, showing that the SSD is most definitely the drive on which the system is running, and can open programs pretty quickly. However the general performance of the computer is buggy. For example, while typing this, the letters are noticably coming up several split seconds after typing them. It has great trouble running web browers (I've tried Chrome, Firefox and Explorer) without eventually having a script fail or the browser become unresponsive.

It's usable, and occasionaly the performance is very good, but there is definitely something wrong somewhere. Any tests I can run to check where? Any ideas on what the problem might be? Any ideas on how I could go about fixing this?

Thanks a lot.

A: New laptop running on a manually-installed SSD is buggy

That could be anything and may have nothing to do with the SSD. For starters I would run a sfc /scannow

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Suspicious of something not right on a Dell laptop. (besides it being Dell.)

Running slower and buggier than i think it should be -- any advice might help. Startup takes ~ 7 minutes on this piece.

laptop is normally used for light net surfing, AIM, and homework in Office.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:06:49 PM, on 1/23/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Vie... Read more

A:HJT log -- running slow, kinda buggy (esp. at startup)

would removing some Dell and Norton programs help it run faster?

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Hi my desktop started to act funny and control panel wont open

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:29:12 PM, on 4/14/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\Diagnostics\diagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ymsgr_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documen... Read more

A:Desktop is actin buggy and running very slow

well, the log has been posted for a couple days now and no reply.. someone please take a look at this hijack log and tell me what i need to do to restore my desktop back to normal

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My coworker has had issues for the last couple weeks and thought updating to Windows 10 might help. The computer is lagging and sometimes unresponsive. I ran Malwarebytes and it found a couple things but it barely improved the computers performance. I am running Farbar now and will post the logs once it's completed.

A:Coworker's computer is buggy - Running Windows 10

Additional scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (x64) Version:02-08-2015 01
Ran by Janet (2015-08-04 17:59:40)
Running from C:\Users\Janet\Downloads
Boot Mode: Normal
==================== Accounts: =============================

Administrator (S-1-5-21-241309547-997938199-1225244223-500 - Administrator - Disabled)
DefaultAccount (S-1-5-21-241309547-997938199-1225244223-503 - Limited - Disabled)
Guest (S-1-5-21-241309547-997938199-1225244223-501 - Limited - Disabled)
HomeGroupUser$ (S-1-5-21-241309547-997938199-1225244223-1004 - Limited - Enabled)
Janet (S-1-5-21-241309547-997938199-1225244223-1000 - Administrator - Enabled) => C:\Users\Janet

==================== Security Center ========================

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, it will be removed.)

AV: Windows Defender (Disabled - Up to date) {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
AV: avast! Antivirus (Disabled - Up to date) {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
AS: Windows Defender (Disabled - Up to date) {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
AS: Spybot - Search and Destroy (Enabled - Up to date) {9BC38DF1-3CCA-732D-A930-C1CA5F20A4B0}
AS: avast! Antivirus (Disabled - Up to date) {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}

==================== Installed Programs ======================

(Only the adware programs with "hidden" flag could be added to the fixlist to unhide them. The adware programs should be uninstalled manually.)

4500_... Read more

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So a couple of weeks ago or so I installed ie10 manually. All fine and good and works well. Today ofc ie 10 comes in windows update so I figure its an update or something and install it. When I reboot its again in windows update even though I installed it already. Also in 'Installed updates' 2 entrances show with ie10. I dont really foresee a huge problem with this but Im still wondering if you have any ideas on how to fix it?

A:Ie 10 installed manually, still shows up in WU and won┤t go away

Hi Conditioned, uninstall it then let WU replace it or try it manually again like this:- Attachment 259099

Attachment 259098

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Greets Everyone.
Thank you for the incredibly helpful forum!!

I have a weird issue that has cropped up with my Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I decided to upgrade the version of my Scite and there were no options for installing it. I simply unzipped the archive and copied it to a new folder in my Program Files (x86) folder. I then renamed my old winscite to bust the links, keeping it in case something went wrong, and created new desktop, startmenu, and taskbar links to the new version.

The application opens up just fine, and works just fine. But when I want to use it to open specific file types/extensions, I cannot use it. I tried right clicking on a file, say a PHP file, and then chose Open with.../Choose default program from the right click context menu in Windows Explorer, and of course, Scite is not listed in the recommended programs options. I expand "OTHER" and still do not see it, of course. So I clicked BROWSE, navigate to the new scite, and double click it. This is where the weird stuff starts. The browse dialog box closes, yet scite is not an option still. Nothing changes actually.

Scite is not listed as a default program, and I cannot add the new scite as one. I have no idea how I can tell Windows that I want to open the new scite with ANY file type.

Is there a registry modification I need to perform? How do I remove ALL options/recommended apps associated with a file type? Then maybe when I double click that file type, I can tell Windows where to find s... Read more

A:Manually Add an Application that was Not Installed

So I clicked BROWSE, navigate to the new scite, and double click it. This is where the weird stuff starts. The browse dialog box closes, yet scite is not an option still. Nothing changes actually.

You have to double click on the .exe of that program.

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Downloaded and ran System Update Readiness Tool (KB947821)
Readiness tool indicated a (KB947821) Hotfix ran.
- Installation: Successful -
Ran Windows Update - Window7 SP1 not offered.
<< Went to service pack center >>
Service Pack Center - Microsoft Windows
Selected "Download SP1 from the Download Center (Advanced)
Download: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932) - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
Norton Antivirus "Disabled"
Downloaded "Windows6.1-KB976932-x64.exe"
"Installation was not successful"
Searcing for a fix to ERROR note:
SP1 setup fails "ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_MISSING(0x80073701)" - Win7 x64
Have run MS Fixit many times. it always tells me "Windows Update componets must be repaired", but when I run Uniblue RegistryBooster 2011, it always remove the same fix MSFix made
"The default value in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/CLSID/{5F327514-6C5E-4d60-8F16-D07FA08A78ED}/InProcServer32points to the missing file C:/Windows/system32/wuaucpl.cpl"

My system started out as a Windows Visita Ultimate with an upgrade provided by HP to Windows 7 Ultimate.
Also don't know if these failed installations are related the my failed SP1 installation;

A:Can not get SP1 to be offered or installed manually

Quote: Originally Posted by VincentM

Have run MS Fixit many times. it always tells me "Windows Update componets must be repaired", but when I run Uniblue RegistryBooster 2011.....

...and thereby is your problem.
ALL registry Cleaners come under the heading of 'Dangerous:Snake-Oil'.

Ditch it before it manages to completely trash your system (AFTER undoing whatever it's already managed to break)

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This laptop was given to me by a friend and it was loaded with viruses including the winzip registry optimizer rouge anti virus. I used the prior knowledge I had to clean that out along with other registry issues and viruses. Yet, the laptop still runs really slow, and whenever the Pokki start button or bar is clicked, it freezes and the desktop vanishes. As far as I know, Pokki was preinstalled on here, and I know it's been used to replace the missing start bar in WIndows 8. What can I do to fix this thing?

A:Windows 8 laptop with Pokki installed running insanely slow

I would open a virus removal assistance topic to be sure everything has been cleaned up: would then remove Pokki and instead use this guide to add a start menu back to Win8:

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I Have Manually Installed this programme (San Andreas) An there is a special programme that mods san andreas and when it starts up it says:
I have put the folder in this location:C:\Program Files (x86)\Rockstar Games\San Andreas
So any help to register this programme.

A:Need Help Registring A Manually Installed Programme

did you buy it?

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BIOS setting: SATA AhcI
partition 1: xp
partition 2: 7
both boot,. but I want to use virtualbox to boot xp within 7
both are installed with SATA Ahci drivers, but the XP drivers do not work within Virtualbox (presuambly because the SATA chips are a bit different than what virtualbox emulates.
XP boots directly, but crashes on startup within virtualbox

I know I need this driver, but
A) it refuses to install because when booted my chipset is different
b) I cannot figure out how to extract the files
c) I don't know how to manually install them


A:Manually install SATA drivers in XP partition, already installed?

SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

This is a good place to start.

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Co-worker wanted me to look at her computer to fix some problems. I found virus(es) had hijacked ie. I tried malwarebytes, etc. and switched to firefox and tried to run windows update but endless search yielded no updates.

I reinstalled the OS from original disk -- Vista Home Basic 32-bit.

I manually installed SP1. I then manually installed SP2. Tried updates again. Forever looking and no updates.

Could someone outline my next moves to be done to head towards a fix for this updating problem? I would appreciate it. I see that there posts with similar problems and I am not sure which ones I should try or do I need to do something else before I start manually downloading updates?


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After repeated problems with the update failing I did a clean install and installed kb3200970 manually from the windows catalogue and it shows as an installed update. Windows automatic updates wants to download and install it again. Is this really necessary? Any way to make it stop???

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I have several Type 1 fonts that I installed manually and now want to uninstall. When attempting to delete through the Control Panel route to Fonts, the error message is that the fonts are in use and cannot be deleted. No programs are open. When attempting to delete or change permissions through the CMD window, the error message is access denied. When attempting to change the read/write permissions on the Fonts folder, and clicking ignore on the many system fonts that Windows installs by default, I still cannot get access to these three fonts. Interestingly, this r/w permissions approached worked several days ago for several other Type 1 fonts that I installed manually.


Thanks in advance.

A:Access denied (to delete) Type 1 fonts installed manually

Try booting into safe mode, then uninstall them...

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(Im sorry ahead of time for this being so long)

I've had my laptop for 6 months almost exactly and in mid-May I started having an issue with my function keys. I had my laptop setup to have F5-6-7 as skip back, play, and skip backward because I frequently watch videos on VLC or listen to music on WMP. Those three buttons started to not work at all as soon as I had another program open (I noticed it most when I opened chrome). I am a blogger so music is usually always playing when I'm on Tumblr, but back to the point. After a week or 2 of searching everywhere for a fix and opening a post on the Toshiba forums and getting no help at all I went to a restore point a week and half before it happened. The issue stopped but my laptop's speed dropped to where it was almost unusable and anytime I typed on the keyboard it did more gibberish than actual letters. I downloaded a 8.1 factory ISO from Microsoft's website to wipe and fix anything that might be wrong. It worked but I had to reinstall Toshiba drivers so I could have the correct drivers for my screen, function keys, and my processor. Now I'm back to a buggy keyboard. The problem seems to lie in those drivers but I don't know how to fix the problem and keep full functionality. But as someone who likes to write I really need my keyboard to work properly.

An example (off my memory) of what it does it when I press backspace it types /w3 (or something like that).

I'd really appreciate it if anyone could help me fix this. Thanks.

A:Toshiba laptop keyboard is buggy

The company that makes all of the keyboards for all OEM's. They have been getting a lot of keyboards that fail after a while. You should be able to have Toshiba swap out keyboards, since you are less than a year, and this is a common event that is now going on two years.

I have two Toshiba Satellite laptops, same model. One I have only had to replace the keyboard one time (took forever for the repair center to finally get a keyboard that was not smashed, broken in half, failed when installed). It was over a year, so I paid around $200.00 for them to fix. Even with going on 3 months, I could not get them to budge on taking at least 25% off of the repair costs, because of their failure to uphold a 30 day turn around period as I was promised under my business contract with them.

The other one we have, it is starting to have symptoms on the second keyboard installed after the first failed. It is only on the number pads, but still is something that should not be happening. That one failed after a year and a half of use.

If you have someone local that can do the work. You can get the keyboard online at or at Laptop Parts & Repair - which sells OEM and compatible keyboard units. I have dealt with them in the past for a Compaq Laptop I had a while back. Quick turn around on the repair.

The two units for my C850d-st3nx1 is $60 for OEM, $30 for Compatible.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:33:59 PM, on 1/25/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\IswSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Router Setup and Monitor\BelkinService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AskBarDis\bar\bin\AskService.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin USB Print and Storage Center\BkBackupScheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin USB Print and Storage Center\Bkapcs.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\LeapFrog\LeapFrog Connect\CommandService.exe
C:\Program Files\Motorola\MotoConnectService\MotoConnectService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\... Read more

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I had recently bought an ASUS ROG laptop, it is very good for gaming, but has a TON of glitches and bugs riddled through the system. I have been looking for a fix for these glitches forever, but have not come across a fix. Here are some details.

Problems I have run into:
*Sometimes when I click in games, it starts bugging out. Sometimes it minimizes and just not responds. Sometimes it even crashes.
*Task manager starts minimized
*Start menu does not open up
*Power icon is gone
*Sound icon is gone
*Date and time are off
*Sometimes the computer does not recognize that an Ethernet cable is plugged in
*Nvidia Ge force experience does not open, or does not connect to the internet.
(I have run into MANY other glitches but cannot remember them at the moment, sorry)
Some things I have tried to fix these glitches/bugs:
*Run antivirus scans (Avast Free Anti-Virus)
*Run Ccleaner
*Run Malware bytes
*Gone into computers settings
*Watched and read many guides

If anyone has any idea what is happening and know how to fix these awful problems, please post it. Thankyou

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Ever since I updated my graphics driver, my computer has been acting really buggy. It freezes up while doing certain things on the internet, like going to Facebook or pressing the Start Button. Can someone help me with this issue?

A:Laptop Really Buggy Since Updated Graphics Driver

Which Version did you Install Jesse ? ...

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Hi guys,

Yesterday I downloaded and installed a new windows update onto my laptop, when it asked me to restart the computer, i did, but when the laptop restarted an error kept on popping up it and wouldn't let me go to my log in menu. The error kept saying lsass.exe unable to locate component and something about DNSAPI.dll being missing. I tried going into safe mode and i tried going back to the last good configuration but the error kept showing up. After I pressed the reset button a few time my computer started up again, but now everytime I log on my laptop seems slower, firefox won't connect to my internet dispite being connected directly to it as my default and checking my firewall (but IE will, that's how I'm using it right now), and the auto-protect on my Norton Anti virus won't work either. I don't know what else is wrong, so i was wondering if there's anyway i can fix this.

here's my Hijack this log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:10:06 AM, on 7/9/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec S... Read more

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My PSU is about 3-4 years old. I just opened my case up to clean my GFX card and then turned it on and noticed that my PSU fan isn't running. The fan is right at the bottom of the PSU so it's parallel to the ground and the fan is facing the ground. I couldn't really get a good search of the PSU online but it's a cooler master atx12V product no. RP-600 PCAR W/O PFC. It has red numbers saying 600, so I assume it's 600 watts and the fan is 12volts?

Motherboard: biostar Tforce P965
PSU: cooler master atx12V product no. RP-600 PCAR W/O PFC.

My fan isn't running when my computer is turned on and i have to take a pencil or something to manually start the spinning (while the computer is on ) Ocassionally it'll even stop moving after a while (computer still on) and i have to manually spin it again. Is this reparable? Can I get gell on the PSU fan because it seems to be a little cloggy.
How big of an issue is it that my PSU fan isn't working? It's really hot right now (environment -wise.. being summer and the PSU fan not running kinda scares me)

A:PSU fan stops running and I have to manually start it

I would either try to replace the fan if you know what you are doing or replace the whole power supply. I wouldn't run the PC if the power supply fan isn't working. You risk burning out the PSU and when it blows it could take out other components with it.

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Hi there, like the title says, I'm having problems with my laptop being slow and buggy. Here's the story.

After having my HP for about two years, it had slowed down with a crowded hard drive and too many little programs on it, which was to be expected. So I backed up all of my important data, upgraded it to 8GB of RAM, and bought a new hybrid hard drive (part SSD, part traditional spinning disk) on which I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 Home Premium. I went to the HP site and found the support section for my exact model, and downloaded all of the appropriate drivers.

Here's the problem. When I first got it, it was blazing fast, with its Quad-Core i7, 6GB RAM and a 1GB ATI graphics card. I would expect that with a clean install of Windows, a faster hard drive, and an extra 2 gigs of ram that it would be even better that it had ever been. That's not the case. It will hang doing simple tasks, I will gets bursts of corrupted(?)/garbled sound out of the speakers, it will randomly and very rapidly switch between the internal speakers and the ones connected through the headphone jack, and I can no longer play almost any game. Just Cause 2, which I used to be able to play on the highest settings on an HDTV, looks terrible, plays slow, and crashes.

Where-oh-where did I go wrong? More importantly, what can I do to fix it? I've attached the system specs.

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Recently purchased a brand new hp envy m6 from Best Buy. After only a few hours I've noticed that file explorer and Google chrome takes minutes to launch.. File explorer also stops responding whenever i right click. Apart from uninstalling 30 day McAfee antivirus and installing one from Kaspersky which was provided with the purchase and also installing Google chrome i have made no modifications to this computer. The Windows update page in settings is also always blank and unresponsive whenever i go there

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This morning i turned on my computer and after completing my login at the windows vista loging screen, I was confronted with nothing but a black screen and my cursor. I can open Task manager through Ctrl+ALT+Delete, and if I try to run explorer.exe manually it just tells me it has stopped working, and crashes.

Here is my Hijack This log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:58:57 PM, on 07/09/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18498)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\winssnotify.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\opera.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microso... Read more

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I have a windows xp professional operating system. I was trying to visit a website for my brother but he gave me the wrong website. After that my computer has been running slow and freezing to the point that I have to manually shut it down and restart it in safemode.
I ran my McAfee virus program and no virus  was found. I ran malewarebytes and some malware was remove but the problem was not resolved. I also did the last known good configuration on my computer and still doing the same thing. 
I got an error message that I never seen before this issue. It has only appeared a couple of times: ScService.exe has caused an error and needs to close. I don't know what it is. I don't know what is going on with my pc. All I know is that it was running fine until I went to a website.

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I have several tasks defined in the Task Scheduler. They're all working fine. They are written in the REXX language (about the only language I'm proficient in).

Yesterday, I made a small change to one of the scripts and ran it manually, from the Task Scheduler (to ensure that it ran correctly in the scheduler environment).

The script ran to completion, but the status remained "Running". I've spent the last 24 hours trying to work out why the task sticks at "Running", only to discover that closing and re-opening the Task Scheduler makes the status revert to "Ready".

It looks like the Task Scheduler is not updating the status, when the program exits. Is there anything I can do about this (I suspect the pragmatic answer is "ignore it").

Are my scripts supposed to do something to signal to the scheduler that they've terminated?

A:Scheduled task remains running, when run manually

There is probably nothing wrong from what you describe. Pressing F5 or Refresh from the Actions pane does the same thing as re-opening Task Scheduler. I've noticed the same thing and it seems the Task Scheduler GUI is just not updated so you have to do it manually.

If your scripts automatically terminate the process when they've finished then the only thing you might want to do is set an proper exit code (if you want). This can be seen in Task Scheduler in the column "Last Run Result" for every task. For windows batch files this is how to do it: Exit - Terminate a script | Windows CMD |
0 is the default exit code. If I terminate a batch file with Ctrl+C it will instead show 0xC000013A as Last Run Result.

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I am trying to help a friend of mine out. He has an Acer Laptop, model 5520, and it has been "buggy" and slow for him. I took a look at it tonight (it was my first real experience with Vista, to my recollection," and it seemed to be overloaded with trial and extra crap software. I tried to remove the trial of Norton, and it hung up at the very end. I am not sure if it's gone or not.

Because I am extremely unfamiliar with Vista, I need help in navigating it, and knowing what to, and how to, delete what I need to do.

I am pretty sure this computer has next to no spyware/adware on it, although, I have been proved wrong.


A:Acer Laptop/Vista/Slow/Many trial programs/buggy

Start by using this free tool to remove the remnants of Norton: immediately get a replacement for it. Here's a link to our freeware topic that gives some alternatives: that, check the Taskbar to see what's running that doesn't need to be. Then, using that info, go to the Control Panel...Programs...Uninstall a program applet to remove the one's you don't need.Once you've done that, then investigate the processes running in Task Manager...Processes tab to see what else is running that you don't need.Research the image names to find out what program the process belongs to - and then remove the one's that you don't need.Once that's done, post back and we can offer more advice to help with the svchost.exe processes (there's stuff running inside them too).

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I know it was foolish of me to forget to back up the registry and to run combofix without supervision, but for some reason (I suspect rootkit activity due to the fact SS was not detected by Hijackthis or Combofix), all windows services have become disabled and I get an svchost error upon startup. "The instruction at 0x00666a33 referenced at 0x0000000c. The memory cannot be "read". The afflicted computer is currently without internet access.

A:Deleted the rogue AV system security manually after running combofix, all windows services became disabled

Your specific version / edition of Windows ?
humh... What "SS" are you referring to?
Can you start Windows and get to a point where the Taskbar is visible & useable ?

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The wires that attach to my speaker input got pulled and broke the little input thing.

Usually when you plug in a speaker cable your laptop speakers shut off and the external speakers go.

Now though, when I plug it in they both stay on.

I was wondering if there was a command that would let me shut off the laptop speakers (there's gotta be a way, if an input of a cable just tells it to shut off, i must be able to shut it off).

These laptop speakers are so twangy!

A:Turning Off Laptop Speakers Manually.

Hi logangaudreau,

It sounds like you have damaged the stereo plug on your laptop. The way that jack works is the computer sends sounds to that plug unless you mute the sound (then all sound ceases). The jack has metal contacts that completes its circuit to connect to the laptop speakers - so the path to the laptop speakers is always "on." When you plug something into that jack, it breaks contact with the internal speakers and allows the signal to go to whatever is plugged in. Think of it as a two way switch that activates when something is plugged in.

Hope this helps,


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I have a Gateway ML6703 Notebook. It has the following:

Intel« Pentium« dual-core Mobile Processor T2060 @ 1.60GHz
80GB Hard Drive
1024MB DDR2 Memory
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (32-bit)

I am currently on my home pc which has an Arris Touchtone Cable Modem CM450 to connect to the internet. ( I have Cable internet) When I first got the laptop, in March of '07, I would plug in a USB cord from the cable modem to the laptop and the internet would work. I don't know what happened but now when I plug in a USB cord, the mouse would blink and then nothing would happen. I even tried Ethernet, but it would just flash colors at the end of the cord (indicating it connected to SOMETHING) and that's all.

I contacted and they referred me to
They said at the link that "USB Drivers for Windows Vista running in 32-bit mode is included with Windows Vista. There is no downloaded necessary."

I tried installing the driver for the 64-bit Vista CM450 and when I plugged in the ethernet plug, the laptop asked for a driver. YA! Anyways, Arris Touchtone Device showed up in Device Manger. I updated it with the 64-bit Vista CM450 driver. I don't know if that helped or not...

But still no internet when I go to "Connect To" then click on "Broadband Connection" click Connect". It says Connecting to Broadband Connection" then comes with the error of "Failed to connect to Broadband ... Read more

A:manually connecting laptop to internet

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I am trying to charge a laptop battery manually , bi passing the circuit and connecting to the + and -ve leads on the cell. The cell is getting hot. I tried changing the polarity but still getting hot. ![please see picture][1]..Can you suggest


A:charging laptop battery pack manually pic


The laptop has customized electronic circuits inside that take the charger input voltage and safely limit the voltage and current used to charge the battery. Defeating any of those safety limits may cause ...

1) A safety fuse inside the battery may blow to prevent further damage to the battery pack.

2) The battery pack may burst into flames, possibly with toxic fumes.

3) The battery pack may explode, spewing hot toxic chemicals and fumes.

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Before you ask, yes I've tried that. What I need now is something I can use to manually control how fast my fan spins, and at what temp. Tried SpeedFan, but it cannot detect laptop fans. Any help regarding controlling my fan MANUALLY is greatly appreciated.

A:Manually Controlling Laptop Cooling System?

Aside from gaming laptops, which typically supply such tools, it's generally not possible nor recommended. Many systems have the fan controls tied to the BIOS. Some have an app installed (not user configurable), which if it's altered or missing, the fan defaults to full speed.

In any case, good luck.

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HP Pavillion dv2000 (dv2025LA)

It was full of viruses, so I removed the HDD, put it on my computer and cleaned it up. Put it back on the laptop, started up fine, but I decided I should better format it. During the windows installation, it did not detect the HDD, so I pressed the power button until it turned off.

Now when I press the power button, the only that happens is that a little lightning bolt LED next to the HDD and Power LEDs flashes twice and nothing happens.

I removed the battery, let it sit for 10 minutes, tried again, same results. Removed the HDD, tried to boot it like this, no luck. What is going on here? What does that little bolt mean, and why does it flash twice?

A:Solved: Manually shut down laptop, now it won't turn back on?!

Oh wow... The power connector wasn't properly connected to the power outlet, and I didn't know the battery was completely drained!

Sorry guys! (It's always the simplest solutions that take forever to find out)

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Here are my specs:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3894 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator HD, 1723 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 464783 MB, Free - 434084 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC, Base Board Version, Base Board Serial Number
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Disabled

What's happening is my compuer and keyboard will stop responding and makes weird beeping noises. It's a slow beeping each are spaced out about a second or two apart and it beeps three to four times please help me.

A:Laptop computer beeps and freezes up forcing me to manually power off.

A bit more info please.

When does this happen, in Windows, when you first switch it on or ... ?

It's a Toshiba laptop ? What model ? (should be on the bottom).

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I can't tell if my issue is hardware related, software related, or both. I have a Gateway CX2610 tablet notebook. I'm having a bunch of problems and wonder if they are all related:

Sometimes when I boot up my laptop the BIOS doesn't show up. The laptop is powered on but no BIOS shows up. So I power down and try again. Sometimes it gets past BIOS and stalls. But I'm getting no beeps or sounds.

When the laptop gets past BIOS sometimes XP won't load. Sometimes the XP logo won't show up, sometimes the XP logo will show up but it freezes, and sometimes it boots normally (although slowly).

Also, when I am able to boot into XP it won't recognize USB devices like mice, external HDD, and USB sticks. Also, the touchpad pointer sometimes freezes and I have to push down both buttons to get it to move.

This sounds like I have fifty different problems but up until a week ago the system was running pretty smoothly. I've tried running Ultimate Boot Cd to find out if my drive is malfunctioning but there are no instructions on how to use the Fujitsu diagnostic tool. It's a command line tool. Do you think my problem is with memory, BIOS needing to be updated, hard drive on its last legs, or with XP? I'm at a loss.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Laptop Screwy OS Buggy BIOS Screwy

Download and install SpeedFan. It'll let you generate a SMART report on your drive to see its overall health.

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I was unable to recover from a damaged mbr and have an app i must run that's on the damaged drive. So I have installed my identical os on another drive; connected the damaged drive as a slave and now have access to the required app's files and system environment. Of course, now I have path problems trying to run the app as well as probable problems with interfacing to specialized hardware that the app controls.

Can anyone suggest a strategy for running the app? Perhaps a global command line copy of the app files and a global copy of registry, and other required system settings? (the os is actually nt 4.0, but that shouldn't matter, should it?) Thanks so much for any input! Bob

A:running app on re-installed os

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For Info:

I just completed the clean install of W8 Pro and had no problems. From start to finish it took 1 hour and about 1/2 hour to install updates (10). One thing I noticed after doing updates is that the restart runs slower than W7. One other item is Hotmail is not included on the top of the MSN homepage. It appears to run much faster than W7 for all other applications

A:W8 Installed & Running

Update to my post

I found the Hotmail & MY MSN. You need to go to the bottom of the W8 Homepage and select CLASSIC HOMEPAGE

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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 folks,

Heres the situation: New parts, new build.

Mobo: Asus P5N32-E PLUS SLi nForce (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard

Hdd: Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB 5000AAKS SATA-II 16MB Cache

The problem is installing windows. The first time windows was installed SATA drivers were not installed, and the installation bombed out on a blue screen.

The second install had the sata mass storgae controller installed. The Hdd is seen in the windows installation, however when I partition it and format, the format FAILS! It goes all the way to 100% and comes back with a message saying the drive may be damaged or corrupt.

So based on that error I plugged the drive into another machine and ran the WD diagnostics on it. The drive reported no errors or bad sectors. So I decided to write zero's to it and start again.

I instlled both the raid and mass storage drivers for windows by pressing F6 at the start of the install. Once again the format fails and I cannot progress to the XP install??????

Can anyone help here please?


A:Can't get XP installed, running out of ideas!!

If you aren't setting up a RAID array, you don't need the RAID drivers. If your installation without them leads to no drive found, perhaps you have a wrong setting in the BIOS concerning RAID settings.

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Everytime I boot up it resets in less than 2 minutes. Updated drivers and got the mini-dump in safe mode. Can't get the performance report in safe mode.

Just installed the OS, it is a ultimate x64. Hardware is 3 years old I think, works just fine under ubuntu.
Have already tested memory with memtest86+, got no errors.

Please help.

A:Just installed the system, can't get it running.

Hello and Welcome !

The Files doesn't have Minidump. Go to C:\Windows\Minidump and copy the Files to Desktop and Zip it and upload it here. Looking at the other files seems like a Hardware issue.

Meantime Run a Hardware Diagnostic (Memory and Hard Drive) follow this link for instructions Hardware Diagnostic !! ? Captain Debugger

Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Hope this helps,

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Basically this is a hardware problem but please feel free to direct me to a more relavent forum.

I have a very old pc that is running very slowly that I don't use apart from one programme. I cannot install that programme on my new pc. To run this programme I have to access an exturnal site so in every instance I need to start the programme from the old pc.

Is there anyway using my new pc to do all the processing by linking the two together in some way and treating the hard drive in the old pc as a slave?

A:Running software thats installed on one pc on another pc

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I am trying to put a game from a cd onto my computer and when it's installed it gives me the message "to play full throttle, exit the install program then type throddle from the installation directory". Can someone tell me what this means? Thanks so much!


A:Need help on running a game that is installed

Try posting this in the games forum you will get a better response in there .......

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Hi , i recently upgraded my laptops hard drive to a Samsung 840 evo 500GB SSD. Whilst i've noticed a massive improvement in performance there is one little annoyance , the fans on my laptop are constantly going on and off is there a way to combat this and is this a common problem ?

A:installed SSD fan running constantly

Hi Bibbster,

Not a common problem no, if anything after fitting a SSD the fans should come on less as a SSD gives off no heat at all compared to a regular spinner.

Did any bios settings change when you installed it? I would have a look in the bios to see if there are any settings for fans etc.

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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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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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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 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 just bought a 160 GB hard drive for my Dell INspiron 700m, I really need the space for all of my music and multimedia.

THe problem is I did not know DELL did not give me any type of restore disks, Nor did they leave a program on my dell to create such disks.

I know I can get like 1000 different drivers off their website, but I really have no clue how to get this hard drive up and running.

I do have an external hard drive, that has 160 GB capacity.

I really need someone who can explain to me in detail how to fix this. Obvoiusly I am not very computer savvy when it comes to loading drivers and stuff onto a new hard drive. I always had the CD's for it. I really don't understand how im suppose to get windows XP onto that new hard drive, unless there is someway I can just copy my current hard drive onto the new one. Please help, I hope i didn't waste 120 bucks on a hard drive I cannot use.

thanks. My Email is [email protected], if anyone would like to contact me that knows what I should do.


A:New Hard Drive Installed, how do i get it running?

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I suddenly noticed dips in my computer performances recently so I instinctively opened up task manager to see how much memory was being used up and to my astonishment (dramatic much?) I saw that somehow I had lost more than 2GB ram of Total Memory.

Here are the specifications of my system: copied from run: dxdiag

Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium (6.1, Build 7601)
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD Athlon II X2 220 Processor (2 CPUS), ~ 2,8GHz
Memory: 3072MB RAM
Page file (??): 1524MB Used, 395MB available
Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 9200: Approx total memory; 305MB

I was wondering if this had anything to do with my graphics card for starters and also if anyone can help me find a solution that would be greatly appreciated.

A:Running W7 64-bit, Installed RAM 3GB, Usable: 895MB. What should I do?

You could open the Resource Monitor, Memory tab and check the graphic at the bottom. It should show how your memory is being used. The numbers above show what might be using what.

Since I do not have 3 GB of memory in my system, I cannot judge if your numbers seem normal. Maybe the Hardware Reserved number will make a difference. You can take a snipping tool picture of the window and attach using the paperclip.

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I don't no how to get this corrected. Every time I boot my system up this message appears, "Fasttrak is not on, BIOS is not installed." Since I bought my computer this message has been on it. I'm finally getting sick of it. Don't know if this is important or not. Any suggestions????

A:Fasttrak is not running, The BIOS is not installed...

I'm going to guess that the drive had an overlay installed at one point, and it has been partially removed.

(overlays were used to allow older systems to utilize drives larger than the BIOS could support)

Try booting to a Windows 98 floppy, and run fdisk /mbr. This could clean it up.

If not, download the utilities from your hard drive's manufacturer's site. They should have a removal tool.

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I just upgraded a 2006 desktop PC with a 240gb Sandisk Ultra II SSD. The system is faster in all the areas I'd hoped for, but not as fast as it could be.

The Sandisk dashboard reports that the connection is only 1.5 Gb/s, even though the motherboard (Gigabyte M55 SLI S4) supports SATA 3 Gb/s (Sata II.) The Window Experience Index rates the drive at 6.9. Meanwhile, a Crucial BX200 drive recently installed in a 2010 thin-n-light laptop, also SATA II, rates a 7.7 in WEI, and the laptop generally feels snappier than the desktop even though it is overall a slower machine.

A few points: the desktop PC's mobo does not support AHCI, just IDE. I've optimized all the settings I know of to optimize, eg turning off prefetch and defrag etc. I'm using a 10-year-old SATA cable. I didn't find any obvious BIOS setting to tweak.

Any ideas?

A:Sata 3Gb/s connection running at 1.5 Gb/s with new SSD installed

Hello and welcome Chris mate did you also update the CPU on this machine because the specs are telling me it was not released until 2008. AMD Athlon X2 5600+ - ADO5600IAA5DO (ADO5600DOBOX)
By the way if you look at this site GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM2 - GA-M55SLI-S4 (rev. 1.0) it gives drivers only up to XP though there are refs to more recent versions of Windows whether the support is that good would in my mind be debatable.

Having said that I am also of the opinion that being an older machine with that CPU and slower RAM that you might not be able to get the speed out of it because of what that CPU and RAM can handle - the SanDisk I also use in some of my machines and are as you say lightning fast but I think maybe it is being throttled by the other gear.

For example I have an older tester machine with a really great CPU (Intel Q9650 and 8GB DDR2 RAM) and even running with a nice Samsung 850 EVO it isn't real fast in boot up although once moving it is quick enough for most jobs.

Just by the by just because the manufacturers state that components will run at 3Gbs does not necessarily mean they actually do. A good example would be USB 3.0 over 2.0 they say it runs near ten times faster when in reality it is sometimes nearer 10% faster.
But I stand to be corrected on any of what I have said of course - you may get a different view from other members. Myself I wuld be quite happy with what you have got and if you need to go faster then you may have to look... Read more

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I have a computer I have been working on. It has a connection to a risk server through a serial connection, a connection to a phone management server and a connection to a dsl network. After the phone nic was added and any software to access the phone management servers website the computer started running slowly. If you are typing on a site or a form it will stop typing and in about 30 seconds you will see the text like it is catching up. The computer is a 800 mhz pentium gateway with winxp pro and 448 mb of ram. The os has just recently been installed and I am pretty sure it is free of spyware and viruses.
any help would be appreciated.

A:newly installed os running slow

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I recently ordered a 512 MB ram from ebay (turned out it was DDR2) and didnt realize until i spent an hour trying to fit it in the memory slot of my Compaq Presario 4420CA computer (stats can be found on the website).

After I realized that it is the wrong ram, I tried to reinstall the original 2 rams I had (128 mb 133 each for total of 256 MB ram). I tried to restart the computer but computer didn't start windows or even dos.

Only thing happens is that the power light (flickering between green and orange colours) is solid orange for about 2 mins then goes blank.....At the same time the key board's NUM LOCK green light flashes in equal intervals and continues to do so.

I have tried to reset the ram properly several times. But I fear I may have damaged the ram slots where the ram is to be placed.

I have several questions. Anybody's input would be greatly appreciated.

1) I purchased a new computer HP Pavillion and was able to connect my Compaq Hard drive to the new computer via Master and Slave configuration. I was able to access files in MY document folders of the individual users of the old computer accounts. BUT I could not access the files I had saved on the DESKTOP of my old computer.

My first question is..........Are the files which we save on windows DESKTOP also saved on the HARD DRIVE or are they saved on the computer's local memory? When I tried to access the desktop in the new computer...(the old harddrive) I was given message sa... Read more

A:Computer stopped running after NEW Ram installed

For your files that you cannot access try this

Take a look here

For the old PC I would try and take the Cmos battery out for 10mins and the put it back in and try

And also check and re-seat the video card and check all connections in case they were knocked loose

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Ever since I got my new motherboard, my games don't seem to be running at all from the start. They all give me a message like "3D support was not able to initialize" or something of the sort. I have installed directX 9 b aswell. Also, not sure if this is related, but my Internet explorer scrolls very slowly and jerkily when I am browsing the web.

My graphics card is a Radeon 9200.
Thanks much for any help.

A:Games not running, Even with DirectX installed?

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I have Spyware Dr with Anti Virus engine as my primary protection. Can I download a freebie like Avira or MS Security Essentials, and just run a scan occasionally?
I know I'm not supposed to run 2 AV programs simutaneously.

A:Solved: Can I have more than 1 AV installed, if not running simutaneously?

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Alright, This computer was built from parts found on newegg about a month ago. My sister's friend built it and added a spare copy of Vista 64-bit Business Edition in and it ran great. We weren't really going to bother with putting in the activation key because we figured we were just going to get Windows 7, when we could just easily buy it from our college bookstore for cheap. Unfortunately, they still don't have it in, so the activation expired, forcing us to fill in the activation key.

Since the key was already used for himself, we couldn't use that. So we bought a 32-bit copy of Vista Ultimate for 15 dollars at the bookstore instead. And this is my problem now.

We installed it, to find that it ran completely slow. Most of my friends are using the same version of vista as what I have here, and their computers were custom built with great parts. To try and describe the slowness as best as I could, I set up the CPUmeter on the gadgets sidebar. Just moving firefox around uses 28% of the CPU's usage. Again, completely wiped hardrive, basically a fresh start.

So what im asking is, what should I do? Did i miss something when installing? Should I go with 64-bit? I don't see why its running this slow.

If you need to know whats running this computer, just ask.

A:Just installed Vista, running slow

Hi -

Wipe the entire hard drive with KillDisk and install the purchased copy of Vista x86 again. It is likely that remnants of the non-genuine Vista x64 remained behind.

KillDisk -

Make bootable KillDisk ISO CD w/ ImgBurn -
ImgBurn -

Regards. . .



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IE launches on it's own. Computer keeps giving spyware alerts when no spyware detction software running. Norton antivirus detected downloader did all scans suggested adware spybot panda stinger I beleive I got most of the spyware although panda is giving cookies but could not complete full scan IE kept crashing before finished.Incident Status Location Adware:adware/coolsavings Not disinfected Windows Registry Spyware:Cookie/AdvancedCleaner Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\CNHI\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt Spyware:Cookie/Atlas DMT ... Read more

A:Spyware Dection Running Not Installed

Hi,I see you are running Teatimer.I suggest you to disable it because it can interfere with the changes you'll make on your system.When everything is done and your log is clean again, you can enable it again.If teatimer gives you a warning afterwards that some changes were made, allow this instead of blocking it.How to disable TeaTimer <== click me for instructions.After you disabled Teatimer, download ResetTeaTimer.bat to your desktop. (In case you use Firefox, rightclick the link and choose "save as").Doubleclick ResetTeaTimer.bat and let it run.This will only take a few seconds.I see you have Viewpoint installed...Viewpoint Manager is considered as foistware instead of malware since it is installed without users approval but doesn't spy or do anything "bad". This will change from what we know in 2006 read this article: suggest you remove the program now. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and remove the following programs if present.ViewpointViewpoint ManagerViewpoint Media PlayerThen, Hello,* Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri)* Reboot into Safe Mode`: ( without networking support !)?To get into the Safe mode as the computer is booting press and hold your "F8 Key". Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode" and press your Enter key.* Doubleclick SmitFraudFix to start the tool.Select option #2 - Clean by typing 2 and press &q... Read more

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For the first time, I have now needed to connect to a USB 2.O port for a SanDisk Cruzer USB Flash Drive. It will work but at 1.O speed. A message appears "Hi speed USB Device attached to non hi-speed hub". I checked my motherboard's handbook and the ports that are being used are for USB 2.0. The motherboard manufacturer states that the drivers in my Service Pack 1 needed to be activated for the USB 2.O. However, using the automatic driver update function thru XP'S Device Manager indicates those installed are the most current.

1. How can I really check what version of USB drivers are really installed and
the steps to do this?
2. What else can be wrong?


A:MS Service Pack 1 Installed but USB 2.O Not Running

I wouldn't look to MS to provide USB 2.0 drivers; rather I would get them direct from the M/B manufacturer. Also, consider the possiblity that your M/B doesn't support USB 2.0. This happened to me.

Also (my favorite word), some M/B's have jumpers to enable/disable USB 2.0, as well as BIOS settings that do the same. I'd check BIOS first, to make sure it is enabled. Then verify that the M/B supports it. Then get manufacturer's drivers. Then start looking at the jumpers.

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Okay so after I installed windows xp home, I got the notice that says "You have 30 days to authenticate your windows"

I installed the drivers/chipsets from my ASUS mobo CD (Including Ethernet Controller) so that I could authenticate it online.

However, I still couldn't connect to the internet nor could I set up an internet connection. It kept saying you are not connected to the internet or something like that. I checked to make sure everything was plugged in correctly etc and everything was fine.

So I retsrated my computer, only to run into another problem:

Before I can log in, it says "You must authenticate Windows before you can log on."

So my 30 days are up already? It doesn't make sense. Any help here? :/

A:Installed Windows XP Home, but I'm running into some problems.

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I just installed this font maker, and it is not going so well. I am doing my first one of my handwriting. The "A" is SMALL. I made it big too. Is there a way to fix it so the A takes up the whole box? Thanks.

A:I just installed this font maker, I am already running into trouble.

Well, "this font maker" isn't all that helpful, I'm sure that's not the name of the application.

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Hello everyone... sorry to bother you, but I am having technical difficulties
I know this is a normal wmi process, what bugs me is that I have not downloaded or installed anything new, and it showed up by itself, for no reason.
I end tasked it, and ran RKill, which showed no viruses... then ran Roguekiller and it showed 6 PUM.dns
RogueKiller V11.0.13.0 (x64) [Feb 22 2016] (Free) by Adlice Software
mail :
Feedback :
Website :
Blog :
Operating System : Windows 7 (6.1.7601 Service Pack 1) 64 bits version
Started in : Normal mode
User : Lenovo [Administrator]
Started from : C:\Program Files\RogueKiller\RogueKiller64.exe
Mode : Scan -- Date : 03/17/2016 16:12:35
¤¤¤ Processes : 0 ¤¤¤
¤¤¤ Registry : 6 ¤¤¤
[PUM.Dns] (X64) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters | DhcpNameServer : ([X][X])  -> Found
[PUM.Dns] (X64) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\ControlSet001\Services\Tcpip\Parameters | DhcpNameServer : ([X][X])  -> Found
[PUM.Dns] (X64) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\ControlSet002\Services\Tcpip\Parameters | DhcpNameServer : ([X][X])  -> Found
[PUM.Dns] (X64) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{53F4485D-24E0-478E-BE45-F... Read more

A:Installed Avast... a while later unsecapp.exe started running

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Log... Read more

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Hello, I recently had an issue with my PC where I was unable to reboot successfully. I ended up putting my recovery (Dell) disks in and when everything was all said and done I guess it partitioned my drives. Now I have one drive with 10 GB and one with over 400GB. Unfortunately, the one that is now operational is the 10GB drive and I continue to run into space issues. I tried to extend my C drive to the D drive, but it won't let me (not an option). I tried to re-format the D drive to see if I could extend my C drive at that point, but that won't work either. Any ideas? I have attached a screen shot of my Disk Management situation. Also, just so you know there isn't anything that I really need on this PC that hasn't been backed up externally.
Thanks for your help.


A:Solved: Re-installed Vista, now I'm running low on HD Space

The recovery disks should automatically recreate the recovery partition on the drive. Otherwise, there is no cogent reason for having more than one partition.

Did you see any options anywhere during the process for choosing where to install or partition sizes? It looks at first glance like the OS was installed to the smaller partition that should have held the recovery.

You'll no doubt need to start over. If the option presents itself, make sure that you remove and rectraete the partitions that are there now.

But..if you are happy with the way it is now aside from the partition sizes, you could simply resize them to suit you. A bootable partitioner could do that easily.

Since you have the recovery disks, you also do not need the second partition at all, and you could merge them to make one large one.

Parted Magic disk partitoning tool (Bootable CD image)
If you prefer a bootable USB key, download and run Linux Live USB Creator. Choose the Parted Magic distro, and it will download it and automatically create a bootable USB key.

This CD (or key) contains many useful tools. You can partition, recover files, recover lost partitions, make disk images (by several different methods), transfer files between media, scan for viruses (It can serve as an Alternative Trusted Platform for search and elimination of rootkits and bootkits), examine and benchmark hardware, access the internet, and much more.
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Hi, hope I will find some help here...

I've just installed fresh Win 7 ultimate x64 via USB. Right from the start it was working really slow but it just got worse.

My hardware is decent: Intel i7 CPU, 12GB RAM, WD Caviar 500GB system HDD. Task Manager shows that only 13% of RAM is being used and 0% of CPU. Still, I can barely work on it - it keeps freezing everytime I click on more than one window...

Once I had to do a hard restart since it didn't want to shutdown normally, and then I got startup failure screen. Startup repair didn't do anything but it still managed to boot somehow.

I tried to optimize win process but that didn't do anything either.

I believe it might be the HDD, since I ran Win normally on other HDD with same hardware... But I did use current one as backup storage without a problem.

Please give me suggestions, what should I do?


A:Newly installed Win 7 running slow on strong PC

Work through these Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

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I installed windows vista home premium from winxp and when i check the system it says the sond card is installed and operating but my volume icon says NO AUDIO OUTPUT DEVICE is installed. Any info would be appreciated

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Googling has told me that a new program in my running program list (UAService7.exe) has been installed by a game I have recently installed (Lego Star Wars). This is apparently something to do with copy protection. It doesn't appear in the Programs startup folder, nor in the msconfig "startup" list, so I can't prevent it running. It apparently also stays behind after the game is uninstalled. I am really annoyed - I don't want or need this running on my computer (particularly as the game won't even work on my machine ) Does anybody know what this program is doing? How can preventing copying require a program to run on my computer all the time?

A:Program Installed By Game - Running All The Time

Here is a brief description. you seen or tried the removal instructions found in the link below?

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:46:10 PM, on 11/22/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\svcntaux.exeC:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\swdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\SDTrayApp.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Distillr\acrotray.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\WgaTray.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exeC:\Program Files\BitComet\BitComet.... Read more

A:Pc Is Running Slow After Installed Spyware Doctor

One more problem, i'm currently using the 'Registry Cleaner' that included in Ashampoo WinOptimizer 4.

The problem is everytime i click on 'Delete Entries', a msg will pop-up saying:

"0 of the selected 324 Registry entries deleted successfully. However, 324 selected entries could not be deleted! Please close any running applications and try again."
i have tried many times, but still failed to delete those entries. Is it normal???

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My XpertVision 7900GS graphic card went dead on me a few backs ago so I sent it for RMA and they upgraded it with a Palit 9600GT.. I think it's a refurbished one but nevermind anyways.. However, It's not working with my computer.. Can anyone help me on this ? My computer won't boot up and gives beeping sounds when i installed the graphic card.

I've already tried this graphic card on my friend's computer to see if the problem is with it but it worked on his. So I'm guessing It's either my PSU or Motherboard.. But then again I read online somewhere that someone is using 400w and it's working for him. I'm using 430w ..

Below are details to my PSU, Motherboard and the Graphic card.

Cooler Master RS-430-PCAR
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3P(rev 2.0) Motherboard
Palit 9600GT PCI-E 512MB DDR3

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The cooling Fan is permanently on after upgrading to Windows 10.
This is the case for balanced mode, but also in ECO mode (Activated on the touchpad).

Both modes are set to passive cooling when running on battery....

I have tried to enable/disable relevant power settings in Win 10 and the ECO utility, but the fan keeps running - It seems as if Win10 is overruling the Toshiba ECO utility.

Everything worked perfectly before the upgrade.

Can this issue be solved or do I have to wait for an update of the utility from Toshiba?


A:Cooling fan keeps running on Satellite Z30B after Win 10 is installed

I do not know if this can help but try to reinstall ECO utility.

Visit please choose your country and you should be able to find link for drivers, tools and utilities download

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My norton trial which just ran out yesterday says i have no viruses. Yet my comp is slow compared to when it was new. Also i will sometimes see a huge spike in memory usage. Even though i didn't actually start any new processes. Also i installed combofix and ran it already. Didn't read the entire page so didn't know i wasn't suppose to.

A:Just installed a new HDD but my comp is still running slow and sometimes restarting it's self.

Please help

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I just installed the new updates and now computer is real slow

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I just recieved my pre-order of spore on Friday and couldn't wait to play it.
After the installation and the read me and registration I double clicked the spore icon on my desktop waiting for a splash screen, a black screen, or a window to appear. None appeared. I thought that I just need to wait a while so I waited for about ten minutes before I opened task manager and looked at the processes, and wouldn't you know SporApp.exe is running using 63,000KB of memory. At this point I have no idea what's wrong. I try uninstalling and re installing. I try defragmenting my disk, and running it on other accounts. I've even done a repair of windows to see if that helped but it didn't.

After searching the web for answers I found this site which had a thread that adressed a similar problem. I followed the advice and found that when Microsoft's Plug and Play was disabled that I could run spore, but now there's no sound. And to make it worse when I open device manager it shows up empty. Also there's no speaker icon in the system tray.

Additionally I've just installed a new game to see if I just got a bad copy of spore. And it has the same problem it won't start unless plug and play is disabled. But with this game the splash screen appears and a warning message appears saying my sound drivers are being used and I need to shut down any programs that are using it but there are no other programs running and the speaker isn't in the sys... Read more

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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.

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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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I have the following user accounts created in my PC.
A ( admin account )
B ( limited account )

I have created the B ( limited ) account for security purpose.

Issue : I can access all the programs ( Start > All Programs ) in the A account but, some of the installed programs are not listed and not running in B.

Following applications are not listed.


2.Vista inspirat brico pack ( vista visualisation for xp ). It is not working in B account.


Could you suggest me a solution for this?

A:Some installed programs not listed and running in another user account?

Just visit the limited account and download / install the desired program . Unless I am not reading things right this will work . If you have any trouble just change the limited account to an administrative account and download the desired program then change back to a limited account .

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 1:02:44 PM, on 1/3/2016
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.02.1008)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.18123)

FIREFOX: 43.0.3 (x86 en-US)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\eMule\emule.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download Manager\IEMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\MotionControl\MotionControl.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\YouCam\YCMMirage.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\JRT Studio\Cheetah Sync\CheetahSync.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\Lenovo Smart Update\Lenovo Smart Update.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\EvernoteClipper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\Evernote.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\EvernoteTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
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I've been having problems with games crashing with c0000005 as soon as I run them. This isn't happening with games I've had installed for a while, it has only started when i've tried to install new games in the last month or so. I've attached my files from the SF tool. I was wondering if anyone had any pointers?

Thanks in advance.

A:c0000005 errors when running newly installed games

Hi, Welcome to Seven forums.

A C0000005 Error is a Windows System error, not a VFP Error. It is an Exception Error that occurs when a process (application, driver, etc.) tries to execute a processor command that references memory outside the space allocated to that process by the Operating System.

There are many possible causes ranging from corrupt data tables, to a bad network connection, ActiveX controls, or Printer or Video driver errors.

And from the attached files, I will suggest you to install/update DirectX. Please update your system specs. Update the drivers for graphic card and sound.

Keep us posted.

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My Norton expired so I went with the complimentary McAfee program via Comcast, and my internet has substantially slowed down to the point where pages and pictures won't fully load and I lose my connection with online applications. Before I switched security programs, as in earlier that day, everything was fine. I have run the virus checker, adaware, spybot, Ccleaner, and am still eking by. I did a speed test and got a reading around 2000kbps with a ping of about 180. Also, it seems my puter keeps churning as though it's doing something, even when it shouldn't be, in a cycle of about every 5 seconds (CPU light runs and the rattling sound occurs). I can't seem to figure out what may be causing this.Additionally, when I surf the net, using Firefox, all of the ads show up, despite the fact that McAfee's box to remove the ads is checked (I tried unchecking it and problem remained).Anyone know what could be the problem? Thanks for any help, this is driving me cuckoo. Mod Edit: Topic moved to more appropriate forum~ TMacK

A:Installed Mcafee (uninstalled Norton), Computer Running Slower

Anyone know what could be the problem? I would guess McAffee. Dump it. If you want a free AV program there's several to be had.I've found NOD32, although not free, to be very compatible and uses very little system resources. You could use it for a 30 day trail and see if your computer runs fine with it.

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I bought an M17x R3 Alienware laptop recently, and after I tried to play Star wars of the Old Republic, the game would not play. After seeking help on this issue, I was told that my graphics card is not fast enough to keep up with the startup of this game and suggested that I install an Nvidia card. I bought an Nvidia card and installed it(realizing that an Nvidia card was ALREADY installed) After startup the computer is running extremely slow. I took the computer to get it checked out and they said they are unable to fix the issue. I am not sure if the correct driver needs to be installed, or if it's a bad card, or if its not compatible with my laptop. can someone shed some light on this issue please?

A:660M 2gb Nvidia installed in M17X R3 and now computer is running slow

Your nvidia card is supposed to take over when gaming, when the system needs it.

Was it doing that ?

They can`t fix it ? Morons

I would put it back the way it was, and make sure the latest drivers from the laptop`s manufacterer`s website or from nvidia are installed, and try the game again at a lower setting.

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My desktop is running super slow after my sister got the idea from a friend to use Ares to get music. I frown on this, but I believe I removed it completely. I cannot seem to get the computer back to normal speed though. It is a 160GB HDD, with only about 30-40gigs used. I'm not sure exactly what the problem is, but I've heard you can get keylogging programs from p2p programs like Ares. So, I need to just check for and remove anything that is bad for this computer and slowing it down massively. Thanks for your help, time is kinda of the essence because I need this for school and don't want to use any of my passwords.

Here is a Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:26:09 PM, on 3/14/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
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A:Computer is running super slow; sister installed Ares to use

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.Please take note:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system.
If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.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 your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply'... Read more

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Ok, have installed game and it is running as background sound is working but cannott see to go any further to enter key codes, etc.. and actually play. My 11yr old is having a fit because dad can't get it going.

System specs: P4 2.4ghz, 1024mb ddr, XP pro sp2, Nvidea GEforce 4 MX440 64mb ddr, SB LIve, Direct X 9.0c

Have updated all drivers and direct x making sure all A/V protection turned off etc... tried changing the resolution around and playing with video settings all to no avail. Still getting the fuzzy screen of colors and sound only. Seems like a simple setting fix, but just haven't figured it out yet. Any help is most appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

A:Guild wars installed & running but cannott see through fuzzy display

You may want to check out the official Guild War Technical issues forum if no one here can help:

The forum looks pretty active so you should be able to get some help. I don't have the game, myself, so I can't really help you out too much here, sorry...

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Dear Friends in Seven forums.
I recently installed Windows 7 different versions of it home - professional - enterprise.
However I encounter this problem no matter which version is installed.
I cannot run *.exe files or any other type of file .
each time that I run a program an error pops up like this screen capture jpeg that I have attached to this tread. thank god paint was working. this is when I have not even installed any of drivers. before I thought maybe the drivers installations mess up with my system but apparently not.
before this When I was running the drivers installation CD it was OK with installing the majority of drivers . but as soon as I wanted to instal something from usb or the first time that I opened the IE. I encountered this type of problem. and the windows explorer automatically restarts it self.
please help me as I'm desperate and I need my computer working asap .
thank you very much\

A:freshly installed win 7 build 7601 - problems with running files (all)

Quote: Originally Posted by arkcamon

I recently installed Windows 7 different versions of it home - professional - enterprise.

Lets start here:

1. Download and save this tool to your desktop:

2. Run the tool, and then click 'Copy' - ignore any errors if they appear

3. Use CTRL+V to paste the unedited results of the validation tool here in your next reply


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Hi after switching from win xp to win 7 I decided on installing a good graphic card on my compaq presario SR1135cl so I got me a ATI radeon HD4670 1024mb agp card now my issue is while the card is installed the computer will not power up when I removed the card the comp power fine what do you think is going on?

A:SR1135cl running win 7 wont power up with ATI radeon HD4670 installed

The pc does absolutely nothing when you press the power button ?

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I've just brought this PC running Win7 64bit and recently the computer started to freeze.

I when thought event viewer and could not find anything which stood out to me apart from system shutdown which was caused by me, as I had to hold the power button to get out of the freeze.

The computer had started to Blue Screen, I've been through msconfig, I've even disabled the wireless card and only used the Ethernet cable. I thought it may have been the power in the house, therefore went out and brought a Surge Protector but the PC still keeps on crashing.

I've attached the dump files.

Any advice would be appreciated.

A:BSOD & Freezes. Installed surge master... running out of ideas :(

Hi Music46.

100% Guaranteed!!

Your dump files all give a stop error of 0x7F. Its a stop error that ZoneAlarm firewall gives frequently and involves the NETIO.sys system driver. You have two (?) options:

ZoneAlarm Firewall is known to be a cause of BSOD's on many Windows 7 systems. Download the ZoneAlarm Remover - Uninstall ZoneAlarm through Programs and Features. Boot to safe mode and run the ZoneAlarm Remover. Reboot. Make sure that Windows Firewall is enabled.
Try this Microsoft hotfix if you wish to keep ZoneAlarm: Stop Error 0x07F when you run apps. that transfer data by the UDP protocol in Win 7. I can neither verify or discount this fix. It may work, it may not.

Your latest dump file blames NETIO.SYS which is a Windows System file and is highly unlikely to be the cause.
Old and incompatible drivers can and do cause issues with Windows 7, often giving false error codes.

Outdated Drivers. Update:

lmimirr.sys Tue Apr 10 23:32:45 2007
LMIRfsDriver.sys Mon Jul 14 17:26:56 2008
RaInfo.sys Fri Jan 04 18:57:14 2008 LogMeIn/RemotelyAnywhere. Update or uninstall.

DDCDrv.sys Tue Apr 08 08:50:11 2008 WINI2C-DDC Kernel Mode Driver

AtiPcie.sys Tue May 05 16:00:22 2009 ATI PCIE Chipset Driver. Go to Mobo Mfr. or AMD

Drivers with Updates:

Rt64win7.sys Fri Nov 27 09:45:07 2009 Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller 7.037

Bugcheck Analysis
Loading Dump File [C:\DUMPS\Music46\020911-13650-01.d... Read more

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Hello, hope someone can help me please, am struggling a bit with this one as i know something is not quite right but i don't know what it is.

ran a repair (f8) on bootup and got these resuts

prob sig 01 6.1.7600.16385
02 6.1.7600.16385
03 unknown
04 181
05 manual repair
06 1
07 no root cause
os version 6.1.7600.
locale ID 1033

ran a sfc /scannow and got these results (cbs.log attached)

if there is anyone skilled at deciphering these cbs logs i would appreciate some help


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Hey, thanks in advance for your help. I just installed a second hard drive into my PC (because the external case i had it in wouldnt turn on all of a sudden) and pc started doing something weird. My PC was running SO SO SLOW, I coudln't get My COmputer to open, and it kept popping up to say that folder on my hard drive are "corrupt and unreadable". I restarted the PC, and that disc check thing started running (you know that thing you usually press any key to skip when you havent turned the PC off properly). Then it went through every file on my drive saying stuff like "Recovering Orphaned File" and "index error on $130". That has finnised now and windows has loaded, it's not telling me folders are corrupt, but i still can't get MY Compuer to open, and Windows is running rediculously slow. It's 5 mins for notepad to open. The start menu runs like normal, but everything else is rediculous.

Just to clarify, windows and all software is running of the original hard drive (40GB) not the new one (250GB)

I'm failry sure all the ribbon cables are connected. I paid particular attention to that. I can't partition and format the hard drive because I have vital information on it that I CAN NOT loose. I'm a 3rd year multimedia student, and all my assignemnts (on the drive) are due in 3 days. I THINK that the 40GB drive is FAT32 and the 250GB is NTFS, as far as I know. I'm running Windows XP Pro (originally came with W... Read more

A:URGENT HELP NEEDED! installed 2nd hard drive. PC running stupidly slow

To be honest, it doesn't sound good. I assume that the drive with the errors was the former external drive with your class assignments on it. Have you tried disconnecting the second drive and booting to Windows to see if it runs normally?

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I installed a downloaded version of Starcraft and later read in the description (after I had installed it, unfortunately) of the download that some people found a keylogger installed on their computer. I looked in the C:\Users\John\AppData\Local\Temp folder and saw the program that they were claiming was the keylogger; it was named *wsy.dll with a string of random numbers in place of the asterisk. I then uninstalled Starcraft and the file disappeared. Later, I noticed some unusual programs (the ones listed in the title) running under processes, but couldn't find a way to remove them. I would like to be completely sure that the keylogger has been removed. On a separate issue, when I tried to run GMER I received an error and GMER was unable to perform a scan. The error read, "C:\Windows\system32\config\system: The system cannot find the file specified".DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSX64 Run by John at 1:52:19.02 on 27-Feb-10Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.4093.2563 [GMT -5:00]============== Running Processes ===============C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\Windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exeC:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSSc:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exeC:\Windows\Syste... Read more

A:Keylogger possibly installed. Also, winlogon.exe, nccsvc.exe, and csrss.exe running in processes.

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When I'm surfing the internet(this site for example), some friend of mine will say something through AIM(Aol Instant Messenger).. and it appears to crash my puter.. sometimes giving me a blue screen.. other times it just hangs.

My question is.. does anybody else have these problems or is just me? Is AIM buggy or is it probably something else installed on my computer.

I downloaded AIM about a week ago.. and that is when the problem started, although I download lots of stuff all the time. <BR
All comments are appreciated!!


A:Is AIM buggy?

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My AIM often logs me out and back in. I am only aware because my online buddies sign in over and over again, but they haven't really left. On their end, I appear to be signing off and on. Messages I send may or may not be received by my buddy due to this issue. I have the current version, have uninstalled/reinstalled several times, have had the same problem with older versions also. Have read all the AIM faqs (nothing helpful). Am running on WIN XP. Problem exists on my laptop also! Tried creating new screen name, no help. Connected via Verizon DSL. Also occassionally get error msg. that I am logged on in multiple locations, which is absolutely false. I have to close AIM and restart to correct that. Don't know that the problems are related, but thought I'd mention it...

Can't seem to figure out what triggers the problem but it sure is annoying! Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

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Alright, I sign on AIM like any normal person would right? then I talk to people for about six minutes...everythings fine...and then my aim gets all wierd.The IM windows I opened will work just as they should..but say I want to IM someone else...the IM window coems up all funny.Everything...the profile,font tabs,etc..are are shifted to the right.I can still type to people, and theyll still recieve the messages, but when they IM me back the window will stay the same.Alright, look at how the window is when you are typing to someone first.They havent said anything, the window is just of what youre typing and all the tabs..etc.Its the same thing...except when they type back the window wont show what they typed.The buddy list is pretty much the same..except i run on 5.9 and i have 2 screen names going, and when I click my other buddy list, it wont do anything.If i want to keep talking tp people i have to restart my computer...and that is very annoying,being that this happens ALOT(im talking about every 5,6 minutes).And by the way, I have Windows 98.
Any help is VERY MUCH appreciated, so please do your best.

A:Buggy AIM...please help


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I have run adaware, spybot and still have some buggy problems. I know there are still some issues I can't identify. Here is my HJT log created with the analyzer:

Log was analyzed using KRC HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 4/1/05
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***Security Programs Detected***

O2 - BHO: Web assistant - {9ECB9560-04F9-4bbc-943D-298DDF1699E1} - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Web assistant - {0B53EAC3-8D69-4b9e-9B19-A37C9A5676A7} - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec Core LC] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe start
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A:Still buggy...can you help?

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that 'Display the contents of system folders' is checked.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Reboot into Safe Mode (hit F8 key until menu shows up). Make sure to close any open browsers.

Run a scan in HijackThis. Check each of the following and hit 'Fix checked' (after checking them) if they still exist (make sure not to miss any):

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [hkyvacm] c:\windows\system\hkyvacm.exe

O16 - DPF: {1C854D5E-66D9-11D3-81DD-00A0C9B62983} (TestX Class) -
O16 - DPF: {52290B25-D07A-43B5-84D8-493116D50FA0} -
O16 - DPF: {90C9629E-CD32-11D3-BBFB-00105A1F0D68} (InstallShield Inter... Read more

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im running win7 64bit and since i upgraded my ie to 9 it seams odd i keep getting notice program crashed and other things where it wont load things like in facebook and when u tell it its ok it resets the page. just wondering if anyone else is having this much trouble with it.


A:IE9 is so Buggy

Sounds like your security settings in the browser are set a little higher than may be required.
Here's a simple first step for you.
Change Internet Explorer 9 Security settings

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Ever since I got the .105 patch, it's been anything BUT a patch. It's like the .103 patch was ripped and all the issues came out. I have a 640 and is anyone having any issues? From apps not opening to a sudden just almost breakdown on the OS....its really annoying.

A:Buggy OS

No new issues here on 950xl.

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Starmaker Version 4.0.0 Is So Buggy! It's Slow,Domain Errors,And Dosent Show Up In Game Center Anymore Along With The Voice. So Buggy! I Am Using It On My IPhone 5S With Ios8.1.1

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