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Hard drive just keeps running lower and lower on space

Q: Hard drive just keeps running lower and lower on space

About 1-2 weeks ago, I had 15GB of space left on my SSD that is solely committed to OS and drivers. Today, I have 2.9GB left. I have downloaded nothing, and I have changed nothing. What is going on? Any programs to help me take a closer look at why my SSD space is disappearing? I've had this OS for 2 months now and it wasn't a problem until recently.

SpaceSniffer Details:


C:\ [35.2Gb]
[ 6.3Gb] hiberfil.sys
[ 4.3Gb] pagefile.sys
[ 256Mb] swapfile.sys
[ 392Kb] bootmgr
C:\Windows [18.7Gb]
[ 2.2Mb] explorer.exe
[ 1.9Mb] RtlExUpd.dll
[ 864Kb] HelpPane.exe
[ 544Kb] WindowsUpdate.log
[ 312Kb] WMSysPr9.prx
[ 240Kb] notepad.exe
[ 156Kb] regedit.exe
[ 124Kb] splwow64.exe
[ 76Kb] bfsvc.exe
[ 68Kb] bootstat.dat
[ 56Kb] mvtcpui.ini
[ 52Kb] twain_32.dll
[ 44Kb] mib.bin
[ 44Kb] avastSS.scr
[ 32Kb] Starter.xml
[ 32Kb] Professional.xml
[ 20Kb] hh.exe
[ 12Kb] write.exe
[ 12Kb] winhlp32.exe
[ 4Kb] WindowsShell.Manifest
[ 4Kb] win.ini
[ 4Kb] system.ini
C:\Windows\WinSxS [10.2Gb]
[ 4Kb] poqexec.log
C:\Windows\WinSxS\Backup [385.2Mb]
[ 20.5Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-f..type-microsoftyahei_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_939ce994b9dd8090_msyh.ttc_e9e03d20
[ 20.3Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-f..e-microsoftjhenghei_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_be0a5fe769d9282a_msjh.ttc_ea675e59
[ 18.8Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-shell32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16497_none_c4eb051a9bc588d3_shell32.dll_0d29dca9
[ 16.7Mb] wow64_microsoft-windows-shell32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16497_none_cf3faf6cd0264ace_shell32.dll_0d29dca9
[ 13.7Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-f..-microsoftyaheibold_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_678f3acc3db71a89_msyhbd.ttc_16e5cc5a
[ 13.6Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-f..crosoftjhengheibold_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_b77a40c1366af9dd_msjhbd.ttc_176ced93
[ 13.0Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-directui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16420_none_0ffc7b57782d258f_windows.ui.xaml.dll_9c9d9ec9
[ 10.2Mb] x86_microsoft-windows-directui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16420_none_b3dddfd3bfcfb459_windows.ui.xaml.dll_9c9d9ec9
[ 9.2Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-f..truetype-meiryobold_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_26174722016a6780_meiryob.ttc_d9ebd964
[ 9.0Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-font-truetype-meiryo_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_cd293cd4d13485d9_meiryo.ttc_ab0401d6
[ 9.0Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-f..uetype-malgungothic_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_5e1985dc4fedf0ec_malgun.ttf_166813d8
[ 8.4Mb]
[ 6.6Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-os-kernel_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16500_none_c54c8b093da9fdc9_ntoskrnl.exe_0fb0ab79
[ 4.6Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-security-spp_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_732afedcaab728dd_sppsvc.exe_fc6922a9
[ 3.8Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-win32k_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16504_none_1213a44b240a1a7d_win32k.sys_0d7a6fb3
[ 3.6Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-d2d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16420_none_00a36e6ee5881f4e_d2d1.dll_ef77984b
[ 3.1Mb] x86_microsoft-windows-d2d_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16420_none_a484d2eb2d2aae18_d2d1.dll_ef77984b
[ 2.3Mb]
[ 2.2Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-store-service_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16420_none_18ec3d4540af9ce7_wsservice.dll_bebbea79
[ 2.2Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-msxml60_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16447_none_e165e61b20777e7e_msxml6.dll_ebe15265
[ 2.1Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-a..on-authui-component_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16465_none_35b79452998ace9c_authui.dll_05ff9fd2
[ 2.1Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-tcpip-binaries_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16516_none_0c356d8aefefe052_tcpip.sys_3339bd51
[ 2.1Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-d..wmanager-compositor_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16433_none_5e810b93c8fa7c8f_dwmcore.dll_523baf47
[ 1.9Mb]
[ 1.9Mb] x86_microsoft-windows-a..on-authui-component_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16465_none_d998f8cee12d5d66_authui.dll_05ff9fd2
[ 1.8Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-ntfs_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16497_none_ff3303f9a6b534a7_ntfs.sys_e80dca04
[ 1.8Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-crypt32-dll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_b43969406797fcd1_crypt32.dll_9c3ccf73
[ 1.8Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-setupapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16497_none_8db733ed50077569_setupapi.dll_8d9de2e7
[ 1.7Mb] x86_microsoft-windows-d..wmanager-compositor_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16433_none_02627010109d0b59_dwmcore.dll_523baf47
[ 1.7Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-ntdll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16420_none_b1dd65ec85c4d232_ntdll.dll_ae4ef39c
[ 1.7Mb] wow64_microsoft-windows-msxml60_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16447_none_ebba906d54d84079_msxml6.dll_ebe15265
[ 1.7Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-dui70_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_b07e573587defcee_dui70.dll_5f097b0b
[ 1.6Mb] wow64_microsoft-windows-setupapi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16497_none_980bde3f84683764_setupapi.dll_8d9de2e7
[ 1.6Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-com-base_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16420_none_66f4be21b01ca45f_combase.dll_a2567a6a
[ 1.6Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-eventlog_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_358e037e9c9d657b_wevtsvc.dll_add42ce6
[ 1.6Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-font-truetype-segoeui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_2985ab1d9c00e45f_seguisym.ttf_e095394a
[ 1.6Mb]
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[ 1.6Mb]
[ 1.5Mb] x86_microsoft-windows-crypt32-dll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_581acdbcaf3a8b9b_crypt32.dll_9c3ccf73
[ 1.4Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-com-base-qfe-ole32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16451_none_0504bf8c7bfff3ca_ole32.dll_e9dcc2e3
[ 1.4Mb] amd64_windows-defender-service_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_1e6fca32e090c9e9_mpsvc.dll_2d2efa15
[ 1.3Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-lddmcore_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16497_none_048a72db6d566090_dxgkrnl.sys_8aad3dfb
[ 1.3Mb]
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[ 1.3Mb] x86_microsoft-windows-dui70_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_545fbbb1cf818bb8_dui70.dll_5f097b0b
[ 1.3Mb] wow64_microsoft-windows-ntdll_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16420_none_bc32103eba25942d_ntdll.dll_ae4ef39c
[ 1.3Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-b..vironment-os-loader_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16433_none_b42572cef6436e5a_winload.efi_75834aa0
[ 1.3Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-windowsuiimmersive_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16433_none_8ace8bbd5da5cce2_windows.ui.immersive.dll_549e9b42
[ 1.3Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-shell32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16497_none_c4eb051a9bc588d3.manifest
[ 1.3Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-grouppolicy-base_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_80ed094370c6dbfc_gpsvc.dll_970be02b
[ 1.2Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-b..ore-bootmanager-efi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16420_none_e087708225f70134_bootmgfw.efi_139dd311
[ 1.2Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-b..ore-bootmanager-efi_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16420_none_e087708225f70134_bootmgr.efi_da0f14a8
[ 1.2Mb] wow64_microsoft-windows-shell32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16497_none_cf3faf6cd0264ace.manifest
[ 1.2Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-f..-truetype-nirmalaui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_5e650e0ff9ba209e_nirmala.ttf_2e14013a
[ 1.2Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-user32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16420_none_263ef3ebf6f3a54e_user32.dll_55f4ed20
[ 1.2Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-rpc-local_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_0cc4467bced88556_rpcrt4.dll_5aa847dd
[ 1.2Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-f..-truetype-nirmalaui_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_5e650e0ff9ba209e_nirmalab.ttf_63b65f82
[ 1.2Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-gdi32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16433_none_b27d6298d2ee197d_gdi32.dll_1f014d57
[ 1.2Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-b..vironment-os-loader_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16433_none_b42572cef6436e5a_winload.exe_75835076
[ 1.2Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-lsa_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16433_none_ff49435ee667c648_lsasrv.dll_56db747f
[ 1.2Mb]
[ 1.1Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-kernel32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_ec878ca5e00fbea5_kernel32.dll_ef9eca7e
[ 1.1Mb] wow64_microsoft-windows-com-base_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16420_none_71496873e47d665a_combase.dll_a2567a6a
[ 1.1Mb] wow64_microsoft-windows-windowsuiimmersive_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16433_none_9523360f92068edd_windows.ui.immersive.dll_549e9b42
[ 1.1Mb] amd64_microsoft-windows-b..vironment-os-loader_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16433_none_b42572cef6436e5a_winresume.efi_85cd069f
[ 1.0Mb] x86_microsoft-windows-com-base-qfe-ole32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16451_none_a8e62408c3a28294_ole32.dll_e9dcc2e3

A: Hard drive just keeps running lower and lower on space

I don't know if you have tried Disk Cleanup or not.
It's worth a try.

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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16457 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.7.2
Run by Matthew at 23:48:09 on 2013-02-03
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.12286.9563 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {B140BF4E-23BB-4198-90AB-A51A4C60A69C}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {0A215EAA-0581-4E16-AA1B-9E6837E7EC21}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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A:Popups in lower left and lower right corners

Hello Vashal , Welcome to Bleeping Computer.
My name is fireman4it and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.

Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:
Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools.
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing.
Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean".
In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Watch Topic.I suggest you click it and select Immediate E-Mail notification and click on Proceed. This way you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.

Finally, please reply using the ADD REPLY button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply, unless they do not fit into the post.
I will be analyzing your log. I will get back to you with instructions.1.Do you have a Usb Flash Drive you can use?2.Is this happening in every browser or just one of them? Firefox? Internet Explorer? Google Chrome?3.Download RogueKiller on the desktop Close all the running processesUnder Vista/Seven, right click -> Run as AdministratorOtherwise just double-click on RogueKille... Read more

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I have a five year old Lenovo Z560 laptop. After my last windows 10 update( 2 days ago), the driver's disk space on which windows is installed suddenly dropped to 400 MB.
I tried to clean up system files but simply after running disk cleanup the checkbox does not appears.
If anyone could help, I would really appreciate?

Best regards,

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I've been having popups in the lower left and right of my pc.  I ran malwarebytes and the popups still persist.  I thought I needed to remove the 5 things that it quaranitned so I did as was still getting these things.  Now the internet explorer screens look different.  mostly white.  It is hiding areas that can be clicked but I knwo they are there because the pointer goes from an arrow to the hand when I acroll over.  the worst thing is that the popups are still there.  Not sure where to go or what to do. Your site helped me on another issue I had in the past.  Oh I tried system restore and it didnt help the screen..I think the only system restore point was after all the above.
thanksMod Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to a more appropriate forum. ~bloopie

A:malwarebytes,speed test popup in lower left, and another popup in lower right of

Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your Desktop
Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters
Check Loaded Modules and Detect TDLFS file system. Do not check Verify file digital signatures (even though it is checked in the example)
If you are asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click Reboot now
Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run
If threats are detected select Skip for all of them unless I instruct you otherwise
Click Continue
Click Reboot computer
Please post the contents of TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)in your reply
Due to forum upgrade you may face issues posting the TDSSkiller log.Just last few lines of log is sufficient
Please download Rkill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below (if one of them does not work try another.) and save it to your desktop:
Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4
In order for Rkill to run properly you must disable your anti-malware software. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
Note: You may have to run Rkill a few times before it is successful. You may also have to download Rkill from a different link which will save it as a different file name.
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not... Read more

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In windows XP when going online e.g. the page isn't aligned. At some point recently i slid some unknown key combo and now pages open different sizes so the bottom is below the toolbar line and sometimes covers it making it necessary to move it up with cursor...likewise the top.
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A:Opening A Page Offsets In Space Usually Lower

Hi stym
and a warm welcome to our forum

try Ctr+0 ( zero)
or you could use
Ctrl+ to enlarge or
Ctrl and minus to reduce
Let us know if this does the trick for you

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A:PC is running lower then specced.

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I just started realizing that my computer is running at 95% physical memory and I don't know what is causing. I haven't downloaded and thing that should cause this. Now it is lagging sometimes and running really slow. Attached to the word doc. are a couple of screen shots task manager. Please help

A:Why is my physical memory running at 95% and how do I lower it

Hello Scotty and welcome to Seven Forums.

Unfortunately, I'm on a work computer and it won't let me open your attachment. But Windows 7 has a built in utility called Resource Monitor that can tell you exactly how your RAM is being utilized. Click on the Memory tab to see the specifics.

Resource Monitor

One thing about Windows 7 that takes some getting used to is how it utilizes RAM. The Windows 7 philosophy is very simple: unused RAM is wasted RAM. Even if a computer has 16GB installed, just about all of it will be assigned a specific function. Some might be cached, some might be in standby, etc. But it's gonna get used somehow, someway.

If you still have questions after reviewing the Resource Monitor, don't hesitate to post back. And if you need help deciphering Resource Monitor you can also post a screnshot.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hi there.
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A:Lower computer running costs!?

What do you mean? Like to save costs on electricity? If you are using a CRT monitor, then switching to an LCD will reduce costs. Turning the computer, monitor, speakers, and printer off when not in use is a great idea.

Also using a high efficiency power supply can reduce electricity bills considerable over a few years. Here's one company's notes on efficiency and savings:

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Ok, I've had this laptop for a year, I've been bored lately decided to go back to play some ps2 emulators. My system was running them kinda slow. I didn't expect it to be super speed but I was curious. So I downloaded CPU-Z, it says my processor is running at a Bus speed of 200.00MHz which is ok, but only a x6 multiplier, which everest says SHOULD be x10. Unfortunatly, I have a locked bios, even after upgrading it. I called Asus support and they're customer service seemed to be reading straight out of a manual, I need help by people with more experience. I paid for a computer that is 2.00GHz processor not 1.2Ghz. What is wierd, is that is randomly spikes, very rarely back up to 2.00Ghz and runs pretty damn fast for the few seconds it is up. Well thx in advance, and let me know if you need anymore info, I'll leave my pc info here:

Asus F50sv x-1
Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T6400 @2.00GHz
Code Name Penryn

AMI Bios ver 205

Manufacturer - Pegatron Corporation
Model - F50sv
Chipset - SiS 671/FX/DX/MX/
Southbridge - SiS 968


NVIDIA GeForce GT 120M
Memory - 1024 MBytes

A:Laptop running at lower cpu multiplier than it should

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Hello. I'm curious as to why my monitor, an acer 1080p, will not run certain resolutions fullscreen.
For example, 1776*1000, which is the same aspect ratio, will only run at that many pixels on the screen, it will NOT stretch to fill the entire screen area.
Same for other resolutions, 1600*900, etc, and the lower it gets, the more black around the edge of the screen.

It uses the literal resolution as far as pixels are concerned, it does not scale it up after to fill the screen space.

This is the first monitor I've had that does this, and yes, it is the monitor. The effect happens even when I'm only on the desktop, should I change windows resolution.

I've looked into AMD's CCC for a setting that might allow the stretch but found nothing, and there's nothing in the monitors own basic settings that does it either.

I mainly ask this due to games/applications that I can not run at full resolution. Reducing the resolution in game to take load off of my aging GPU takes the monitor with it, loosing precious screen space.

A:Monitor: Running lower res @ fullscreen

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Hi everyone, new to the forum here. I figured this would be an ok place to post this. Basically i have a ton of processes running and i wanted to get that down to a lower number to speed up my computer a little bit if possible. Ill paste my HiJack this log below :]

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:13:09 PM, on 4/2/2010
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Gmail Notifier\gnotify.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\LQCVFX\COCIManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe
C:\Program Files\ManyCam 2.4\ManyCam.exe
C:\Program Files\Trillian\trillian.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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

A:66 Processes running :[ Would like some help with getting to a lower number!

Hi and Welcome,

I used the suggestions at Black Viper with no probs with Vista, so here's a link to his Windows 7 suggestions:

Hope this is of interest? Don't forget to backup first though!!


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Hello, so I have this problem which occured 2 months ago. My CPU is running lower than 2.00 ghz (which is the minimal speed it should run). My processor is Intel Core i7-4510U.I've done everything possible. My power plan is on high perfomance, my laptop is not overheating.I ran CPU-Z and I see my CPU speed changing from 2.5 to 1.5 ghz and even lower. If you need more information to help me please ask. 

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I just recently got a wireless adapter and installed it and the drivers but i am maxing out at 3mbps on every speed test site. when i boot into Ubuntu with the same computer and same wireless card i get up to 9mbps. Please help.

A:Internet Speeds Lower than Normal Running W7

Hello geek,

Plain and simply put, Ubuntu will get faster speeds than windows. It was designed to get every last bit of bandwidth and suck it down (You can even steal it from others on the same network, but anyway...).

Windows reserves some bandwidth for things like windows update, etc. and there are many different applications that use the internet at random times: Updaters, etc.

However, sometimes a slightly older version of a wireless adapter software can be used to browse the internet a bit quicker, as I've noticed. You might try this out. Search up ways to speed up internet speeds, but be careful, because not everything that claims to increase speed will, nor is it always good for your computer.

The less 'automatic' programs you have running, likely the faster (if slightly) speeds you will get.

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Hey guys. I have a question: Is it possible to overclock memory that is rated at a higher speed but is running at a lower speed on your motherboard? Ex: I have PC3200 memory in my computer. It can also run at PC2100/2700. Currently, it's running at PC2100 (the motherboard's max stock memory speed). Is it safe to overclock it to its PC2700/3200 memory speed?

A:Overclocking memory running at lower than rated speed

u would have to raise the front bus speed, you can if your cpu can handle the load

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I have gone thru all the ways of trying to get rid of the running processes, but the computer will not let them go. I went to MSconfig and to START UP and unchecked a number of the processes and the computer puts them right back on. NOW I even see that they added the printer and safety remove hardware since I've been working on this.
I now have 11 processes and all I want is my Virus System.

A:Slow computer; trying to get rid of running processes in lower right hand corner

Some of the icons are removed by going to their individual "contol centre". Select one that you are trying to removed, right mouse, properties and see if an option like that is available. If so, select it and poke through the options.

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Hi i was wondering if anyone could help me. i discovered my dvd rom drive wasn't working the other day when i popped a pc dvd rom game into the drive. it isn't the game because i decided to test some regular movies in the drive as well and they've always worked.i tried cleaning the lens. this did nothing. i like never even really used the dvd drive except for like once! i usually just use cds. it stil reads cds fine. i decided to proceed to the reigistry to see if i could find any problems w/ the filters. i discovered my upper filter is there but my lower filter is not. it just mysteriously disappeared. does anyone know how do i get my lower filter back? i'm running on a dell dimension 4600 home edition pentium 4 on xp. also does anyone think this could be whats causing my dvds to not be read or maybe i just need a new laser? any help would be greatly appreciated. i really don't feel like dragging this thing to get fixed again!

A:DVD drive won't work. Lower filter missing!

It is more likely the case that you need to remove the upper filter as well see this article

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I check My Computer and i dont see my E: drive. I checked my BIOS (i think) and i went into system information -> components -> CD-ROM and it was empty. I also checked HK something local and i found the right file some long code like 4Dxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxx and i didnt see anything lower filter or upper filter.
I have a Dell 1735 studio laptop running windows 7
heres what happened. I got an ISO of rollercoaster tycoon which i burned onto a disc on my upstarts computer (which runs XP) and i installed fine on that computer and played the game and everything was all good. I take the CD-ROM that i burned with rollercoaster tycoon and I slip it into my aforementioned laptop. some rollercoaster tycoon thing comes up, I click install and think everything is fine. When i click the .exe file to play the game, it asks me for my E: drive. i check my computer and there is no E: drive. I also cannot eject my disk now because the computer isnt detecting an optical drive, let alone a CD to eject. I also have no cd tray on my laptop, the disc just slides in and im pretty sure theres no manual eject button. I looked.
Any Help? I tried to look a bunch of stuff online. I even did one thing relating to disabling integrity checks via the command window? i dont really know what else to do. restarting and system restores didn't work.

I would appreciate any help. Thank You!

A:No Optical Drive Detected - no lower/upper filters

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My solid state drive is half full of with and unknown CAB file (see attached WinDirStat report. I'm running out of space. I've disabled imaging and everything else that I can find to disable and have all data on my D drive which is setup with 2 drives 1 TB each for a total storage space of 1 TB. Your assistance is greatly appreciated! The attached screen shot from yesterday has the file size at 66.3 and today it is at 67.5. Looks like computer cancer.

Thanks so much for considering this.

A:running out of hard drive space. 67.5GB unknown CAB file wasted space

Hello and welcome to the forums, jjvvbb!

Your attachment(s) aren't visible to us.

Please reattach your WinDirStat report properly using this following guide:-

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Alternatively, you could also generate a screenshot of your WinDirStat window and upload it for our perusal using this guide:-

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I have an HP Envy 17 notebook. My notebook has 2 hard drive slots. It came with 2 500 GB HDD's. I decided to re vamp my laptop when I got it new. I put in a 40 GB SSD as my main drive. Desiganted as the C: Drive. I didnt have money for anything larger and I had my mind set on having a fast SSD instead of a normal HDD. I also put in a 320 GB Hard drive as the secondary drive. Its my E: Drive.

I also put in 8GB of Random Access memory. It came with 4GB. I then Installed Windows 7 Ultimate to my 40 GB SSD. I had about 7 GB left after installing. I just wanted a fast boot up. And I wanted Windows to run fast and smoothly.

Awhile later My SSD started having space disappear for no reason. I wasn't installing anything new on the drive, nor was I saving anything extra to it either. The extra 7 GB dwindled down to about 200 MB. Now my notebook is always running on low disk space. I have tried removing unwanted programs. I also tried clearing out cookies, history and my cache. Even tried removing system restore and shadow copies. And also tried the windows disk cleanup utility.

Does anyone know why my SSD started to have space magically vanish? I would like the space back. And can anyone give me any other ideas on how to free space on the drive? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

A:Running out of hard drive space. Need info on how to clear up much needed space.

Probably windows updates that have been downloaded. 40GB is pretty small for Windows 7. You could running through the disk cleanup utility located in START>PROGRAMS>ACCESSORIES>SYSTEM TOOLS

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I cannot get my Dell Inspiron 1420 Laptop running windows vista to recognize my DVD drive, the light on it blinks, makes some noises but nothing ever shows up in "my computer" however they do show up on my device manager under DVD/CD-ROM Drives and both with yellow flags by them. One is called a "Base System Device" and gives a code 31. The second is called "TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L632H ATA Device" and gives a code 10.

I found a thread on here that said to go accessories>run>regedit>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE......but when it says to change the upper and lower limits is where i get stuck.....I HAVE NONE! they are nowhere to be found! The only thing on the right hand side is under the name column>default under the Type column>REG_SZ and under data (where i assume the upper/lower SHOULD be) all it says is "(value not set)"

If someone could please help me it would be greatly appreciated!! I have searched the web more on how to fix this issue than any research paper and I am at the end of my patience!!

A:Vista DVD Drive is not recognized and Upper and Lower Limits are not found!!

You need to navigate deeper then HKey_L_M, see here:

Or run the Microsoft Fixit from that site and it should resolve it for you.

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What is the best way to get more space on my C drive?

Merge C & D drives to optomize space? and how can that be done?

The best and easiest way to do this.

A:Have 2 hard drives C & D/ Win XP - running out of space in Drive C

I'd recommend CCleaner, it's safe and will often clear out a LOT of crap from your computer.

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I have a Maxtor One Touch external hard drive. It is supposed to have 200 GB. I have used 88 GB. When I click on properties it tells me that I have used 143 GB and only have 46 GB free. What happened to about 65 GB???? It also says total size is 189 GB.

Nothing matches!!! Any idea of what has gone wrong?



A:Hard Drive Prematurely running out of space

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I need help. I have a SSD as my boot drive, but it is suddenly running out of space. I tried cleaning, disk defragment, disk cleanup, and check my computer for viruses and malware, but there were none. I turned on the feature of seeing every fine on the computer, and when i go into the C: drive and add up how much files i have, the total i get is 42 gig out of 51 gigs. But when i open "my computer", it says i only have 2 gigs of empty space out of 51 gigs. Why does this happen? Is there a way to fix it/

A:Hard drive running out of space when it isnt?

Use an app such as treesize ( to see where the space is being used and we can go from there.

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Hi, my drive is divided in two -- C and D drives. The C drive is where the computer's basic systems run; the D drive is just for files and for non-essential programs I've installed. The problem is that the C drive is running out of memory: about 170 MB right now. It used to be about 3 GBs. I don't know what's been filling it up, but I assume it is because of updates to windows and also to Firefox (which is installed on the C drive). I've removed as many programs as I can from it but the memory keeps dropping.

I was hoping that I could get some advice about how to resolve this problem. I can imagine two solutions: (a) remove the wall between the C and D drives or (b) learn what has filled up the C drive and how to remove/resolve. I don't know how to do either.

About my computer:
Dell Latitude D505
Win XP
Service Packs: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 AND Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2 (also Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 and Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SPI)
Thank you very much.

A:bifurcated hard drive -- space running out

memory = RAM
space = hard drive capacity

Have you run Disk Cleanup? Checked everything and run it? Start there
Disk Cleanup is off the accessories menu/system tools

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I have a micron comp with WinxP and 2 hard drives , and thru the years I have put a lot of programs in my D drive. After the nightmare, SP2 problems and I finally got it to work. My C drive show only less than 1 G, the hard drive is 12 G. My other D 30 G's and it has 22 G's left. So, I have tried to uninstalll programs on my C drive and it keeps coming up with an error message, cant unistall b/c missing a file.

What can I do to empty my C drive and transfer my programs to the D drive?

A:Running out of space in my C drive and I have another physical Hard drive

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Hi All - Basically my problem is - I have installed a 2nd (larger) Hard drive on my computer (IQON running Vista Home Premium/32 bit).

I want to transfer everything from the original HD
(HDT 722525DLA 380 ATA)
to the new one
(SAMSUNG HD 204UI ATA ((F4EG Spinpoint)) ).

I am trying to do this with DriveImage XML. This free program asks me to give sizes of partitions for the new HD before it can continue. I don't know what sizes to key in.

The original HD's capacity seems to be: Partition C - 206 GB/Recovery 26.8 GB (although I think I noticed that 500 GB was printed on the HD's top cover).

The new HD has a capacity of 2 TB.

Any help would be greatly appreciated - I am no spring chicken & have only been using this technology since August. Many thanks.

A:Transferring data to new hard drive - running out of space!

I haven't used this program but I can recommend another easy to use program, I have used this and found very comfortable with it, give it a try:
Aomei Partition Assistant Home Edition - CNET

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Hi, I have been having a problem on and off on my Inspiron 1520. The problem is that when Itunes updates it screws up the CD-DVD drive so it wont read a CD or DVD and I need to go into the registry and delete the filters. Unfortuantly yesterday I attempted to rectify this problems once again and when I went into the registry, there was no upper or lower filters. Microsoft has a program that detects and fixes CD/DVD drive problems and that could not fix it either. Any Help? Im running Windows Vista 32-bit

A:DVD drive trouble with Upper Filter & Lower Filter Registry entries

Are all Windows Updates in, including Vista SP2?


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I dont know how it happened but one day my cd drive was not working. the tray will open fine and it even lights up however it will not read anything. When i go to my computer the drive that usually says (:e) or whatever for it, is missing. Ive been looking online on how to fix this and nothing worked, then i read to delete the upper and lower filters but my lower and upper filters are missing. How can i get them back? I read that deleting them solved the problem for some people

A:cd drive missing from MY COMPUTER. Lower upper filters missing??

It could be a hardware problem ie. seized motor in your drive.

Quick way to test this. Insert a a disc in the tray, make a note of any writing or picture you can see on the disc, push the tray in. Wait for a minute or so, then eject the disc. If the picture/writing is in the same position as when you first put it in, then your drive motor is most likely knackered.

If this is the case, only real fix is a new drive.

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Hey guys, so I have a problem
I had W7 Ultimate x86 and my cpu (phenom 9600) got a score of 6,2
So I installed W7 Ultimate x64 and score changed to 4,9
So it had a same score as my previous cpu (athlon 64 x2 4000+)
Tried to rerun it, got same score
Installed W7 Ultimate x86 again and score was 4,6
Then I installed W7 Professional x64 and score was once again 4,9
So does anyone know will this affect my pc performance
And is there any solution for this

A:WEI getting lower

Not sure why your score would change, it should stay the same no matter what version of windows you have installed.

It will not affect performance, it`s just a number.

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Here are my HijackThis results:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:51:19 PM, on 12/20/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18865)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMYPRT.EXE
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE4.0\OpWareSE4.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynToshiba.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Ink\InputPersonalization.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://... Read more

A:Running slowly; scanner consistently finding cookies; losing space on hard drive


(Bumping is allowed, isn't it?)

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How can I tell if my USB ports are 2.0 or lower?
I have Windows XP Home
and my computer is a Dell Optiplex GX110

A:How can I tell if my USB ports or 2.0 or lower

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My Aptiva E26 233mhz Windows 95 Lucent Win modem gave me 46333bps. My new Dell XPS T 800mhz Windows 98 3Com US Robotics modem is giving me 29333mhz(ouch). Same ISP, same phone company, same surge protector.

Should I tinker with the registry, get a new modem for the new computer, or what?

A:New modem, lower bps

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I recently up-graded my cpu from a Q8200 to a Q9400, before the up-grade my WEI for the CPU was 7.3 but with the new Q9400 im getting 7.1, yes it?s a lower number.

After looking around at other peoples scores It seems that my old Q8200 was a fast one and my new Q9400 is a slow one.

Would anyone like to comment.

Why would a chip running 300mhz faster and with more cache give a lower WEI reading?

A:Faster CPU = Lower WEI

It could very well be the processor itself. Try as they might to be consistent, there is always going to be variance in processors of the same model, even if we were to use two processors from the same production run. It's plausible that you indeed had a Q8200 that could handle more calculations per second than your current Q9400. Regardless, I wouldn't read too much into the WEI scores, as they are not a reliable indicator of real world performance.

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I purchased an hp laptop and it shows the RAM as 4 GB SODIMM 1333 MHz.
The RAM specifications as given on the site are 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3.
The laptop was given for repair at hp service center because the original RAM was defective according to what hp told me.

Is the new RAM same as the previous in terms of specifications ?
I am not as good at computer hardware so I'm sorry if you feel the question is very childish.

A:RAM frequency is lower than specified

The RAM is likely 1333 able to be 1600 with O.C.

My one friend in Mexico had a similar issue with a Core i7 build that was only running at 1333. Maybe this article will help about the XMP configuration in BIOS to get it to 1600.

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I've been looking at RAM and am unsure which would be better:

1. Buying 3GB of PC3200 RAM with a CAS Latency of 3.0
2. Buying 2GB of PC3200 RAM with a CAS Latency of 2.0

I've been looking at RAM on Newegg and found 1GB sticks with 3.0 latency to be around $80, where as the 2GBs of 2.0 (split into 1GB sticks) is $240 which led me to think that I could get more RAM for the same price with a higher CAS latency.

What would be more important and why?

Thanks heaps in advance.

*BTW, the RAM is going to be used in extensivly in Photoshop and other Adobe products that seem to be rather RAM hungry, in my experience. (And maybe some gaming, too.) That may be something to consider as well when you answer.

A:Lower CAS Latency or more RAM?

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My gaming laptop, yesterday (or two days ago), started having lower FPS rates. When I check FPS rates it is at 300, then drops to 200 in open areas, sometimes to 150, and occasionally it drops to 70 or 80 for a few seconds. When the drops happen I can see that something is wrong.

Before my games ran smoothly now you can feel that something is unnatural about them even though the games still run. I had an FPS issue before where my game was running at only 30 FPS through out and I solved it by realizing that my ac-adapter was set to minimum power usage. Now it is a different issue and I have no idea what is causing it. I went to Dell website and downloaded latest update for my graphics card but still no progress.

An error report from my computer gave me the following today. I cannot help but wonder that perhaps this is the issue behind the problem.

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Okay, so i was playing Left 4 Dead today and have had this annoying lagg for quite a bit. My graphics card Contributes but one problem is my Ping is normal 200+MS while playing Which gives me 20-100 FPS. So how would i go about lowering my ping.

A:Lower Your Ping

i found that it depends if you click on quick match or search, the ping varies with which server you are connected to, sometimes you are connected to a server thats steam powered and sometimes your connected to a dedicated team server, the dedicated servers are the ones that you may get best connection with, the steam servers are pap.

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My audio jack recently broke, so I'm using a USB "sound card", which basically converts a USB port into an audio jack. Everything's working just fine, the problem is that it is way too loud. I'm using a pair of ear buds and VLC media player to play my music, and both are set to 1%, but the music is still much too loud. When I set both to max, I can literally use my ear buds as an external speaker. I would like some sort of way to decrease my audio output by like 99%, because it's just about 100 times too loud.

A:How to lower the audio below 1, but above 0

You cant. Simple.
try making windows default volume to 1% and then vlc volume to 1% too, see what happens

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On a good many browser pages I get pop-ups in the lower right corner of the screen. Frequently it says "PLAY NOW" and "DOWNLOAD". If I were to click on the "PLAY NOW" I would get a redirect to... < > Of course I have not done that. Other times the pop-up resembles an IPhone or I get a smaller "double" pop-up (first one appears then is quickly followed by another that slides over the first). I can then close (X) the top one exposing the lower one... but I cannot close it. These double pop-ups are usually topic advertising. Please help.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Run by Mike at 7:17:28 on 2012-07-02
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8183.5257 [GMT -6:00]
AV: System Shield *Enabled/Updated* {C132074B-BF68-2E15-D4FD-E242EED15F18}
SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *Enabled/Updated* {1EAF1D03-5480-F3B2-EB14-11F0F5EE2699}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: System Shield *Enabled/Updated* {7A53E6AF-9952-219B-EE4D-D930955615A5}
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A:Keep getting pop-ups in lower RH plus redirects

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At... Read more

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I desperately need help.

I bought a HP netbook a few months ago. It has NO CD drive, and the place I bought it installed all the programs, including Windows XP as the operating system.

I?ve used it without any problems for the past few months, as it is not even six month old. I worked on stuff today, and then shut down the netbook to take a break. When I booted it back up, all of the icons were GONE and the lower nav bar GONE!

There was only the blue screen you get with windows XP, and the cursor. When I click the cursor right or left, nothing happens. I can only move the cursor around.

I really depend on this netbook to make money, and I don?t have any money to take it in for repairs. I'm completely broke.

Please, please help me. Thanks

A:Icons and lower nav GONE!

Sorry about that.. Wasnt thinking.

Goto task manager -> file -> run -> type in explorer.exe and click ok.

tell me if this works.

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I am now on Windows 7 Build 7201 and while I've been updating it so it fits what I want such and programs and all that I realised I had to update Realtek. Well, I did and I got the version that works for Windows 7 and its basically the same as I had for Vista really. What I'm actually confused about my speakers don't max out to what they used to do on Vista, I know my speakers aren't damaged in anyway so I'm obviously blaming either the drivers or the OS. I max everything out as possible to see how loud it goes compared to what it did on Vista and its not exactly as loud. Can anyone tell me why its like this and if there's a solution around this.

Thank you for any help.

A:Sound lower than what it used to be

What other things have you tried? Have you tried hitting up the sound icon in the control panel and checking out the settings? Do you have your microphone connected and is it running as well at the same time you are trying to say listen to music because it could be that if your mic is one for some reason, there is a setting in windows that will lower the audio volume to allow for clearer conversations through the microphone.

Is there a realtek audio control panel? Have you tried playing around with the settings in there? Let me know if that idd not help at all and I will try again

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today I thought that I haven't updated my WEI some time and ran the assessment. Now all of a sudden my processor's rating dropped from 7.7 to 7.6.
Is that normal that it drops for some strange reason or what might be causing this?


A:CPU WEI rating getting lower?

I would not worry about it. That is within the rounding accuracy. And the WEI does not mean much anyhow. It is just a number.

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I am so frustrated I can't use anything on the net, It lags me out on everything what do i do? I have no idea what is causing it to use that much RAM, I checked my Task Manager and disabled everything that caused too much RAM usage , it goes down to 60% then jumps right back up to 98% slowly

picture below shows what happens when i click show processes from all users, I dont' know how most of that garbage is still running, I have removed stuff from my computer but i don't know which ****ing program is filling up my Local Disk C also.

the virus scanner i have is called "McaFee"

and it doesn't even find any viruses which i know must be on my computer!
help me please, I am suffering.

A:How do i lower my RAM usage, i have 2GB ram and it's always at 98%

This is what my task manager looks like, I sweaer this thread took me 15-17 minutes to create.

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hey everyone, happy xmas to everyone.
got a do i get my computer to run at a lower Memory use..... my mem will run at 3.00GB max. now it's sitting at 1.11GB and the lowest i could get it was 563MB a couple of days ago. the cpu is jumping beetween 71 and 57....... must be doing something.....

if you have any tips on how to lower Memory use i would love to know.

A:How do i lower my memory

Hello hariza,

It sounds like you may have a few programs running in the background. There is a way to check that so what were going to do is:

Start search > type msconfig > hit enter > accept the UAC prompt > browse to the 'startup' tab and post back what runs at start-up please

More than likely there is some programs that don't need to run at start-up -- not only will this improve boot times, it will also lower memory consumption at idle.

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I have been having pop up problems in both Google chrome and ie7 for the past couple of weeks and cannot seem to get rid of them.  I run avast on my computer and a full scan does not find anything, I also was told to try registry mechanic and while that seemed to find a lot of problems, it did not solve the pop up issue.
This is my first time using these forums and unfortunately I am not all that computer savy so if you could gently walk me through a fix I would greatly appreciate it .  
I read through the preparation guide and ran the DDS.  Hopefully this is what I was suppose to copy and paste.  
Thank you so much for your time!
DS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16448
Run by Bobby at 15:07:34 on 2013-02-23
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6007.4244 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
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A:Pop up ads in both lower corners

Hello Rjrhoads17 Welcome to The Forums!!Around here they call me Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at... Read more

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I purchased a new Toshiba laptop with Win 8.1. On my old XP Dell, I was able to copy a 699MB folder of music MP3 files to a CD to play in my car. I've done it many times, and have 8 folders on my computer that I frequently copy to CDs for that purpose. In the past, I've copied 700 MB of files to a CD without difficulty, so I learned to maximize the number of files by storing the data in groups of 699 MB to avoid overloading a disk.

I tried to copy those folders to a CD using the new Win 8.1 machine, and have discovered that the CD capacity is only about 696 MB. I'm using the same CDs, and attempting to copy the same files. The only difference is the operating system and the new hardware. When I contacted Toshiba, the tech said Windows 8.1 stores files differently on CDs and the capacity is about 2MB less than on older machines.

Can this possibly be true?!? Is this a Windows 8.1 problem, or a hardware problem? Do I need to use my older XP computer to maximize the number of files I can store on a CD? Can anyone explain what's happening? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

A:Lower CD Capacity on Win 8.1?

If you want to maximise your file storage I suggest you use your old computer however you could buy a bigger size disc and store the music from your new computer. Your choice!

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I've noticed a decreased performance of my hdd (seagate barracuda 7200.11 500GB Firmware SD1A) in windows 7, extracting and copying files takes longer than in vista. I'm assuming it is a win 7 /driver problem since yesterday it was running fine on vista. Also it is a lot quieter. I have installed the latest intel_inf without succes. The hdd is running in AHCI mode.

A:lower hdd performance

Problem solved. The intel infinst update utility just seemed to install drivers. When i checked in device manager, windows was still using the old drivers so i had to update them manually.

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i have an old PC
Intel D Compaq
25gb hard drive space left
latest compatible drivers.
Can sum1 help me in as how come when i open Internet Explorer or ne internet browser, it goes as high as to 85 to 99, same with like online MMORPG's like Tales of Pirates and Fiesta, can sum1 help me how i lower it? Itunes and all that stuff works fine.
Another thing i noticed is that i look at the explorer.exe in Tsk Mgr, when i like open start or whatever, it jumps to like 20 then a sec l8er to like 5 , PLZ HELP ME =)

A:High CPU, how do i lower?

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CPU Utilization:Processor utilization is high
The average processor utilization during the trace was high. The system will consume less power when the average processor utilization is very low. Review processor utilization for individual processes to determine which applications and services contribute the most to total processor utilization.
Average Utilization (%) 5.36

i ran an energy report ( through elevated command prompt) and this came up high, is there any way i can adjust this? im runnin w7 home premium on a laptop, i think if i adjust this it might affect my battery life in a good way that is

A:help:need to lower CPU Utilization

The best way to reduce CPU utilization is identify the most resource-intensive programs. Get rid of anything you don't use. Security programs are usually pretty high up there. I recommend using Microsoft Security Essentials, as it is pretty lightweight.

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Hi everyone, I've just bought a 19'' TFT/LCD monitor for my Pc. It has the resolution of 1280 x 1024. This is my first Lcd and I didn't pay much attention on the fact that the resolution is too high. So after I changed the display to fit the new monitor, everything on the screen is now painfully small. If I adjust the resolution lower than 1280 x 1024, the text would appear not as smooth as on my old CRT. Is there anyway I can make the screen look bigger without that problem because I miss those big fat 800 x 600 texts and pictures.

A:lower lcd resolution???

Go into the advanced properties and decrease the DPI.

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I posted this on a Counter Strike board but since it's happening in other games as well I figured it is most likely a general hardware issue.

My specs are:
AMD Athlon XP 2500+
Geforce 6600GT

I used to have a Geforce 4 MX440 until about a month ago, when I got a 6600GT. My FPS was awesome for about two weeks, pretty much 100 constant. I've been having mouse/keyboard lag in CS since I got the card and started fixing it by setting hl.exe priority to low (A known issue in Counter Strike and the most common workaround for it). A few nights ago I started noticing lower FPS, to the point where now I get 50 in a big area and I don't even get 100 when I'm staring at the floor. Changing the CPU priority back to normal hasn't fixed this.

Any ideas about how this could have come about or how to fix it?

A:FPS much lower in games than it used to be

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After connecting my new laptop to the my 30" tv with an HDMI cord and then removing it later, the resolution was messed up. I received a notification bubble saying that my resolution was at the recommended settings. I went to my screen resolution settings and the slider said it was at 1366x768 ,which is the max on my computer, but below was a warning saying, "Your resolution is lower than 1200x900. Some items might not fit on your screen". If there is any way I can fix this please let me know.


A:Your resolution is lower than...

That would be because the Flat Screen you are using is unable to show anything higher. You can verify that information in the manual for your Flat Screen.

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What is on the market that will guarantee my computer input
won't fall below 110 volts while delivering at least 400 watts?
My searching doesn't reveal anything with that kind of tolerance.


A:Keep my A/C no lower than 110 volts. How?

A good UPS regulates voltage and keeps it constant. Example

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Hey guys I have Nvidia 7900's in my M9700. One card is running at 76C and the other at 84C. I'm wondering what I need to do to lower the temps, and what exactly would that do for me?
The Fix: So I don't know why it happens, but if I make my laptop hibernate and then turn it back on it works properly with no lag. That's all I do haha. Now my cards are running at 70C and 78C. Meh, it works though.

A:how to lower gpu temp

Maybe you have dust in laptop. It will be good to clean it. If you can't do that,contact some who's working that.
Also it will be good to have a cooler on your laptop. If you already don't have,you may look at this. It's from CM and is pretty good.
NotePal L1

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I know that there are a couple of threads thatt adress this topic but they don't go into detail so I wanted to open a new thread regarding this topic.

I have heard several rumers that running FRAPS can lower your FPS in games. I was wondering if anyone knew anything about this and if it is true?


A:Does FRAPS lower your FPS??

Yes it does. To record whats on screen uses a lot of system resources and creates extra hard drive activity.

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on my old setup, which was really just the same comp, minus a vid card, stick of ram and a new PS, i had awesome framerates in Source based games, and I could run bf2142 on high. i had an xfx 7600gt 256 xxx then, with only 1gig of pc5400 ram. then i went out and bought an 8800 gts 320mb when they first came out, and another stick of ram... and of course, a new power supply... but thing is, I get WORSE fps in Source games now (ie. tf2, day of defeat source) and can't even play 2142 on medium! i've reformmated loads of times since the upgrade(not to fix it, just to clean er out now and then) and tried a hundred different drivers.

is it my cpu? maybe still the power supply isn't big enough? it's a 500w ps. certainly wouldn't hurt to upgrade it further, but, i don't want to go spend money if i don't have to.

A:upgrade but lower fps?

Check the amps available on the PSU for the 12v rail. You will need about 26A (check your card for exact aount), but a 500 should be big enough.
As you have reformatted, have you got the mobo chipset drivers and nvidia drivers for the 800 instaled? sounds like one of these is most likely the problem

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I have R7 260X 2GB OC from MSI and the card is old maybe 3 months or so. Now everything is fine with it but I noticed that my Mem. clock speed on GPU-Z is 1250MHz and core clock is 1050MHz while everywhere on the internet I see Mem. clock 1650Mhz and core clock 1150MHz. Just google it and you'll see that every 260x has higher clocks than mine. Since it's OC it should be even higher than stock what's up with this?

A:My GPU clocks are lower than others

Have you tried getting something like GPU Tweak( Or using AMD overdrive to overclock it back to stock speeds. A reason that the GPU's "stock" speed is lower than others is because you CANNOT make a exact clone of a GPU/CPU from silicon there are a few variables that come in to play. And the card may underclock its self so that its "safe".
Hope this helps.

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need help to get it, just got a new laptop with windows 7 and i would like to use a macliike taskbar.. i did some search, its called rocket bar or smth.. smth wierd, please help, i do not want to download some thing on some random website...

thanks in advanced..
PS: do you think with windows 7 you can play dota and make game serverrs etc??

A:windows 7 lower bar like mac...WHERE??

you mean rocketdock?

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Mod Remark;Split from

Me Too! Having the same problem posted - here's my result.txt
MiniToolBox by Farbar Version: 14-01-2012
Ran by user (administrator) on 31-05-2012 at 22:38:27
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (X86)
Boot Mode: Normal

========================= Flush DNS: ===================================
Windows IP Configuration

Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
========================= IE Proxy Settings: ==============================

Proxy is not enabled.
No Proxy Server is set.

"Reset IE Proxy Settings": IE Proxy Settings were reset.
========================= Hosts content: =================================

::1 localhost


========================= IP Configuration: ================================

Intel® 82562V-2 10/100 Network Connection = Local Area Connection (Connected)
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A:Pop ups in lower RH corner

Hello, I split you to your own topic.WE need a few scan logs.Your HOSTS file may be infected. Reset the HOSTS fileAs this infection also changes your Windows HOSTS file, we want to replace this file with the default version for your operating system. Some types of malware will alter the HOSTS file as part of its infection. Please follow the instructions provided in How do I reset the hosts file back to the default?To reset the hosts file automatically,go HERE click the button. Then just follow the prompts in the Fix it wizard.ORClick Run in the File Download dialog box or save MicrosoftFixit50267.msi to your Desktop and double-click on it to run. Then just follow the prompts in the Fix it wizard.>>>>>Please download and and extract it.Run TDSSKiller.exe. Click on Change Parameters Put a check in the box of Detect TDLFS file system Click Start scan.When it is finished the utility outputs a list of detected objects with description.
The utility automatically selects an action (Cure or Delete) for malicious objects.
The utility prompts the user to select an action to apply to suspicious objects (Skip, by default). Let the options as it is and click ContinueLet reboot if needed and tell me if the tool needed a reboot.Click on Report and post the contents of the text file that will open.

Note: By default, the utility outputs the log into system disk (it is usually the disk with installed operating system, C:\) root folder. The Log have a name... Read more

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My headphones are mega loud for some reason. Right now 0 is the best volume setting lol. In XP there was a wave multiplier in the volume mixer that I used to fix that, but I don't see that in Vista. And it was annoying, because I had to change that every time I restarted. Is there a multiplier in some config file somewhere I can change to fix this permanently or something? Thanks

A:How can I lower the volume more?

Right-Click your task bar
Click Properties
Click "Notification Area" tab
Checkmark "Volume"
Click "OK" button

Your volume control should present itself as an icon next to the system clock

Clicking on it will present you with the master volume control, clicking on mixer will allow you to select the volume for individual applications

If it's still too loud you could go into the control panel and go to SOUND and tweak the settings there.

If all else fails they do sell some headphone with volume control built in and you can control it that way

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HI,I just install a GT610 GPU and notice that i have the folling in lower task bar(my pictures,my music,freemake,,downloads,my documents how do i get them off of the task bar,thanks

A:lower task bar

Right click the taskbar then toolbars. Make sure only quick launch is checked. If you want it that is.
If that's not it, right click each item and delete.

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Hi, is there any chance of cuttin down on the number of processes i have running in the list below?

= My Processes

C:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

If there are any processes that i can prevent from running, how do i go by it??

A:Lower Processes

Looks bare enough, but just put each filename individually into Google, and it will tell you one-by-one what they are and if required.

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So I'm having a problem. I'm using Google Chrome and esp. when I'm on FB playing games etc. it's very slow, loading takes a while when I move my cursor around it takes a while to actually get to the place where I moved it, and the game skips a lot, another problem that I'm having is when I'm browsing the internet, all of my tabs pop out and go into new windows..without me doing anything! this happens every time, all the time! and I keep getting pop ups from Chrome saying my flash player is unresponsive..
Also, when I go to Task Manager, and under processes.. I have like 10 "chrome.exe" that normal?
I don't know why I have so many..every time I open Google Chrome and look into processes there's always about 10 of them..more or less. and I only have one Google Chrome opened.

I heard that if CPU usage is can cause these problems, things not loading/are slow/and are skipping/crashing.. etc..but I don't know for sure that CPU is the's hard to tell but I am having a lot of similar issues.

Is there anything I can do?

I tried other browsers but IE crashes on me nonstop and FF doesn't load at all..when I'm on FB it takes half an hour to load a game...

A:Is there any way to lower CPU usage..? ++

UPDATE*** I just realized that my laptop's power plan was set to "power saver" from last time I disconnected it, and forgot to set it back..I always had it set to "balanced", but is it ok if I set it to "high performance"? or will that cause problems..?
So..everything seems to be running game anyway.

but still wondering about the 10 processes that Chrome has in task manager and..if there is a way to lower CPU possibly and how my tabs are always popping out of Chrome into new windows..
for now my game seems to be running smoothly..but will keep an eye on everything.

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I get ads from Internet Explorer that show up on the lower right hand corner. How do I remove them?

A:ads that slide over from the lower corner

Are you receiving advertisements from Internet Explorer or are you receiving alerts about updating?

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I still use an old CRT 19" monitor (Philips 109p4). It displays best, sharpest picture at 1152x864.

But Windows 7 "thinks" and persists that my Philips should be fed with 1600x1200 image (it calls it "Recommended resolution") . But it's too much for my monitor - and the picture quality suffers (everything gets a bit blurry).

What's the problem, one could ask, simply go to the display settings and set the screen resolution to 1152x864. And here's where the tricky part begins! Windows 7 only pretends to let me set lower resolution! The desktop size changes to 1152x864, but the nVidia graphic card still generates 1600x1200 image (which is confirmed by OSD function in my monitor). Thus the smaller desktop gets smoothly (with some kind of antialiasing or rather bilienear texture filtering) magnified (projected) to fit the big phisycal 1600x1200. Result - lack of sharpness.

I can understand that this trick may be usefull for some kind of users with some type of LCD displays. But in my case - CRT - this sucks big time!

How to make Win7 *RELLY* set the resolution to a lower one?


(Win7 RC 7100, nVidia GF 8600GT).

A:How to REALLY set lower screen resolution?

I have exactly the same problem and still no solution.

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I have a Pentium 4 3.2 GHZ. My friends 2.8ghz usally uses 1% of the cpu. My cpu usage shown on the task manager is usually 25%. When I play games, this rises to 100% and my cpu overheats and computer shuts down automatically. I would just like to know if there are any settings for windows xp professional that allows you to configure the amount of cpu usage.

A:Windows XP lower cpu usage?

You can't limit the amount of CPU usage or there would not be enough power to play a game. You can, however, buy a new fan to keep your computer from overheating.

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This is a weird problem that has popped up recently. I used to have no problems in resolutions under 1280x1024 on my 17 inch LCD hooked to my PC via a DVI cable. Recently, I bought a game that resizes the screen to 1024x768 and the screen goes black or its garbled. If I try to set that resolution in Windows, it does the same thing. I've upgraded all my video drivers, chipset drivers, etc. Is the DVI cable bad or is the video card going bad? Everything works fine in native 1280x1024 resolution.
I've got a Radeon 9700 Pro by the way.

Any tips would be appreciated as I'm stuck right now.

A:Cannot set resolution lower than 1280x1024 on DVI

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I keep getting ads in the lower corners of all of my browsers (the ones in Firefox get blocked by Adblock but are visible when I disable it), mostly in the shape of iPhones but regular ads and sometimes videos also appear. At times I also get redirected to other pages when I click any link. I am currently running Windows 7 64 Bit, and I have tried different Spyware software without success.

Any help would be appreciated.

Log file:

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.7.2
Run by condensation at 8:26:00 on 2012-09-20
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.46.1033.18.6049.3135 [GMT 2:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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A:Keep getting ads in lower corners of browser.

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the ... Read more

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I get pop ups and redirects in both chrome and IE.  I suspect malware.  Any help would be appreciated.   I see on a separate topic that is now closed that the following logs seem to be required to diagnose the problem (TDSSKiller/awsMBR/mini Toolbox).  So here you go.
04:57:44.0581 4692  TDSS rootkit removing tool Feb 11 2013 18:50:42
04:57:45.0117 4692  ============================================================
04:57:45.0117 4692  Current date / time: 2013/02/22 04:57:45.0117
04:57:45.0117 4692  SystemInfo:
04:57:45.0117 4692  
04:57:45.0117 4692  OS Version: 6.1.7601 ServicePack: 1.0
04:57:45.0117 4692  Product type: Workstation
04:57:45.0117 4692  ComputerName: BFAMILY-PC
04:57:45.0117 4692  UserName: BFamily
04:57:45.0117 4692  Windows directory: C:\Windows
04:57:45.0118 4692  System windows directory: C:\Windows
04:57:45.0118 4692  Running under WOW64
04:57:45.0118 4692  Processor architecture: Intel x64
04:57:45.0118 4692  Number of processors: 4
04:57:45.0118 4692  Page size: 0x1000
04:57:45.0118 4692  Boot type: Normal boot
04:57:45.0118 4692  ============================================================
04:57:45.0608 4692  Drive \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 - Size: 0xE8E0DB6000 (931.51 Gb), SectorSize: 0x200, Cylinders: 0x1DB01, SectorsPerTrack: 0x3F, TracksPerCylinder: 0xFF, Type 'K0', Flags 0x00000040
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A:lower right and left pop ups with redirects

ESET Online Scanner--------------------I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan  This process may may take several hours, that is normalHold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.Click the   button.For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)

Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.
Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."Click the Start button.Accept any security warnings from your browser.Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats" Click Advanced settings and select the following:

Scan potentially unwanted applicationsScan for potentially unsafe applicationsEnable Anti-Stealth technologyESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.When the scan completes, click List ThreatsCopy and paste the information in your next reply.   Note:  If no malware was found you will not get a log.Click the Back button.Click the Finish button.===================================================`Malwarebytes--------------------Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.  If you already have it installed launch the program and update the database.Important!! When you save the mbam-setup file, rename it to something random ... Read more

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I decided to post a log here because my computer has been unusually slow lately (could be due to my harddrive being pretty much full) and dialer_porndial has repeatedly shown up after running trend micro's housecall. I'm running windows xp 64bit.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:20:51 PM, on 2/10/2007
Platform: Windows 2003 SP1 (WinNT 5.02.3790)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\MediaSource\Detector\CTDetect.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\Module Loader\DLLML.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\SEC\Natural Color\NaturalColorLoad.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.5.0_10\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\Entertainment Center\EAXLoadr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\ShareDLL\CADI\NotiMan.exe

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A:Exp. lower comp. performance

I'd like to add that I've noticed several svchost.exe programs running simultaneously in task manager. There are 7 running at the moment and they range from 2,972K to 33,220K. There are also a total of 45 running processes on my computer right now, and that seems a bit extreme. Anyone have any advice?

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A:upper & lower filters

upper an lower filters are unnecessary and added by 3rd party programs like iTunes, and Nero etc. These are not necessary files. What Are the Upper & Lower Filters in Regedit? | eHow
Please tell us what the problem is so we can try and help you with it.

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hi gurus,

i've been afflicted with a pop up appearing on either the lower left or right corner (it was happening on both corners...lucky me!) of my browser (ie8 and google chrome). i'm running win7, 64bit. what i've done so far after reading threads with similar issues is:

1) have run malware bytes (found nothing);
2) ran superantispyware and deleted what was found (found 173 ad tracking cookies);
3) ran rogue killer and fixed hosts;
4) rebooted after any process that has required it.

i use ESET smart security (scan found no threats).

after doing the above, i still have some occurance of the pop up, but it is happening less than before i ran the above. any assistance to get rid of the bug i missed would be greatly appreciate...tia.


A:pop ups in lower corners of browser...

Hello, lets try 2 more please.Please download and and extract it.Run TDSSKiller.exe. Click on Change Parameters Put a check in the box of Detect TDLFS file system Click Start scan.When it is finished the utility outputs a list of detected objects with description.
The utility automatically selects an action (Cure or Delete) for malicious objects.
The utility prompts the user to select an action to apply to suspicious objects (Skip, by default). Let the options as it is and click ContinueLet reboot if needed and tell me if the tool needed a reboot.Click on Report and post the contents of the text file that will open.

Note: By default, the utility outputs the log into system disk (it is usually the disk with installed operating system, C:\) root folder. The Log has a name like: TDSSKiller.Version_Date_Time_log.txt.Please download aswMBR ( 511KB ) to your desktop.Double click the aswMBR.exe icon to run itClick the Scan button to start the scanOn completion of the scan, click the save log button, save it to your desktop and post it in your next reply.

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Win XP Pro, Mozilla Firefox, Mcafee internet security, TDSSKiller, CCleaner, Spybot, MalwareBytes, SuperAntispyware. Registary Mechanic. McAfee and Malwarebytes did detect and remove trojans but had to do so in Safe Mode. Reinstalled Firefox after complete removal. Reset Firefox to defaults. Random redirect and pop up in lower right corner issue persists as described by many on this site. GMER restarted computer or locked up but was able to eventually get it to complete (attached).

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.5.1
Run by Frank at 12:54:51 on 2012-08-11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3068.1955 [GMT -4:00]
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled*
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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A:Goggle redirect and lower right pop up

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Hello friends, i have been having problems with my laptop for a while now.
I have a Dell Studio XPS 13 laptop using Windows 8, i have had it for a while now and it used to work perfectly until recently, it started to give me way less internet speed than what i am currently paying for, even if there are no other devices connected to the internet, it only gives me around 3 mbps, compared to the 10 i'm paying for.
When i connect with other devices to my internet it gives me normal internet speed.
I have used speedtest to check my download and upload speed in this laptop to compare it with my other devices, they all give me around 12 or 13 mbps download, and when i use the exact same test on this one i end up having around 3 mbps with fluctuating results. (The test was made at the same distance from the router in all the devices).
I have tried a lot of things people have recommended to fix this problem with no positive results. I'm stressing out
I was wondering if somebody could give me a hand in trying to fix this problem. Thanks in advance!

A:Internet speed is way lower than what it should be!

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Is this normal. I increased core clock from 620-625 and my cpu score decreased with 3DMark Vantage.

A:Lower Cpu Score with GPU Overclock

put your video card back to normal and see if the cpu score changes. if you run the test 5 times with the same settings, each set of scores will be different

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my name is DarkWazaman. I just recently (like yesterday) noticed that i cant adjust my screen brightness with the shortcut keys (f2 and f3) and in the power options.

when i have my laptop plugged in the brightness is at full, when i have it unplugged, using the battery, its lower than half so it can last longer.

right now is unplugged and the brightness is at max, when i touch the brightness keys it show its all the way down but i cant raise or lower it and the brightness stays the same .

dont know if keeping it connected to my lg tv via hdmi for a month maybe changed some settings or something. also i connected and usb receiver for wireless keyboard and mouse.

i had no problems during this time, when i was connected to my lg led tv. even playing for hours some video games like godfather 2, evil dead regeneration. but just this days i noticed it went total shutdown after a while of playing resident evil 5, guess it made it overheat alot and it shut down or hibernate or sleep. so what i did was i put a big fan at max towards my laptop so it wouldnt overheat and it worked but i decided to disconnect it from the tv and use it normally.

but thats when i noticed this problem.

A:Screen Brightness Help. Cant Lower it.

This is usually the rather awful and very irritating "Adaptive brightness feature" There are several areas to look at.
Adaptive Brightness - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
I find you need Options 1, 2, 4 that are listed. I don't find Option 3 necessary at all.

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I have 2 580 gigabyte cards in sli but can't see any benefit over my previous 460 cards. I've had to tune down graphics in games to about average. on a scale of 1-5 in graphics quality (1 being poor, 5 being best), my card ranks at perhaps a 3.5

My monitor is connected to my first card, and PhysX is streamed from the second (Nvidia configuration):

I have the most recent Nvidia update. Nvidia is set to "let the gaming application decide quality". The cards seem to run a bit hot too, unless I pull a giant fan up to the case to cool it down. My case doesn't seem to have very strong fans, however.

I ran this test: Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark with the most recent version, and my 1st card (monitor) had a 25% load while my 2nd (Physx) had a 99%. There were artifacts as soon as I started running the test (not in the windows environment, only through the test's picture).

I don't know whats going on, perhaps I should test the cards each one by one to see if they stand well alone? The monitor doesn't have its driver, but I wouldn't think that would really matter. Any suggestions, I would gladly welcome your help

A:1st GPU 25% load 2nd GPU 99%, Lower end graphics

For some reason, After a clean reinstall and a new SSD, both cards perform as they should. you can't explain it

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I'm not sure this belongs in this forum - the heading for "audio and video" said video cards and my problem is about the screen itself. Anyway, if this isn't the right forum tell me and I'll post again.

I have a MAG Innovision 17" LCD monitor, model 780, prod. # MS-776, on Win XP.

Currently it's identified as a "plug and play" device. My current settings are 1280x1024 32 bit (highest available in the settings menu). In order to play a game I want to change the setting to 800x600. When I do that, the screen goes blank and I get a "mode not supported" message from the screen.

I tried looking for appropriate drivers but I couldn't find one for my model (not even on the MAG website).

Can anyone tell me what I should do to make it work?

Thank you,

A:Switching to lower resolution with MAG LCD

The resolution shouldn't be an issues. It could be that with the lower resolution the refresh rate gets set too high for the monitor.

Try forcing the screen to [email protected] and see how that works.

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i recently upgraded my computer and it has dropped almost all of its performance.
Old pc specs:
700w powersupply,
Nvidia gainwood 660,
Asus H81M-E,
Intel core i5 4460.
New pc specs:
1600w EVGA powersupply
Msi gaming x 1080
asrock x99 fatality
Intel core i7 5820k 3.3ghz
What could the problem be thanks in advance

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I just picked up a Windows 7 book at the bookstore (can't remember the title), but it indicated that the maximum RAM that can be recognized varies by edition. I think this is where it stood:

Home Basic: 8 Gig
Premium: 16 Gig
Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise: 192 Gig

I was surprised by this, as I don't remember seeing in the version matrix that Microsoft posted. It won't be long before 16 Gig is not such a huge number. And I am glad I went for Pro, but my motivation was solely XP Mode. Another goody I had not expected to find is EFS.

A:Max RAM is lower with Home and Premium?

Vista was the same - the x64 version dictated how much RAM you could use. However, Windows 7 increased the max quite a bit! Don't forget that starter is limited to 2GB.

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I'm running Vista and for the life of me I cant remember how to gain control of the lower right hand tool bar. I wish to change some items on start-up.
Appreciate any help.

A:Control of lower tool bar

Have you tried the program Autoruns this is like a advance version of msconfig

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Hello, i noticed a strange behavoiur on my Elitebook Folio 1020 H9V72EA running Ubuntu 14.04.3 64 bit: The core-m processor wont maintain high frequencies during longtime high-load-scenarios (thats how it is supposed to work). But: - On battery power it constantly runs on approx. 1450 MHz- docked and on ac-power it drops down to approx.1250 MHz That does not seems to be right - anyone with windows having the same behaviour ? Kind regards, HPUser2k15  

A:Longtime CPU-Frequency lower when on AC

I do find it odd, that when you're on AC power the CPU frequencies  are actually lower when they should be higher. I will say, I have some experience with HP Core M products and I've found they throttle quite often, even when temps are good.  I think it's a power limiting issue or TDP issue. It seems to be more prevalent on HP products than other OEMs.  It's extremely noticable when doing something like gaming, where the GPU and CPU are being hit hard.

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What is the best 256MB AGP card on the market right now? If you could please put an ATI card and an NVIDIA one that would be great.

I do however like ATI better, but what is the best card now for under $300?

A:What is the best graphics card for $300 or lower?

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I have noticed that every few days I have to readjust the clock in the task bar, not sure but does that mean the cmos battery needs to be changed? 

A:Time in lower right task bar ?

Yes, that is almost always the case....change the CMOS battery.
Some info on changing time servers, etc. in Vista if your clock is only off by a minute or two each day.
Dealing With Windows Vista Time Sync Problems

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Just curious if lower is supposed to always be better for each setting. Also, when people talk about memory timings, what order do they list them in? Because my motherboard goes CAS, TRCD, TRAS, TRP but i have a feeling that most people list the TRAS last since its always higher than the others.

So anyway, i can get mine down to 2-3-5-3 but i've noticed that its actually a bit faster when i go 2-3-6-3. Why do some people have a relatively high number in there sometimes even with high quality ram? I often see a 9 or an 11.

A:Memory timings. Is lower ALWAYS better?

Ive never seen 9 or 11.

Also, the only reason why I can think 2-3-4-3 is slower then 2-3-6-3, is maybe your ram cant run at those latencys at its full speed, so it lowers the actual speed of the ram, allowing lower latencys.

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right now ddr3 is a lil bit better than ddr2 but its so much higher in prices.

A:when is ddr3 going to lower in price?

Hi Chilloh,

Yeah, for the price vs performance, it just isn't worth getting DDR3 right now. My guess is to give it around a year or so before prices get reasonable. I would check out the DDR2 1600 MHz sticks. They have some reasonable prices.

If you are thinking of getting a new motherboard, see if it will support both DDR3 and DDR2 for future upgrades. You may have to find the DDR3 boards online.


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Hi there and thanks for taking an interest in my problem.
Win XP pro and reasonably hi-spec all round. Netted to one other PC in same room.
Problem - Everything works correctly with the exception of one annoying item. Assume that I enter a chosen site for some hardware. I select and the site comes up. I then choose an item to look at and it does not appear but....I have a reddish looking flag on the task bar that I have to click on to view the next screen. Once clicked, it comes up Ok !
I'm sure that it's something that I've done wrong in the past but I have searched everywhere within my file systems but to no avail.

Please help Best wishes Derek Miles in the UK.

A:Lower taskbar problem

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I am a Windows 7 user that has recently begun seeing pop up ads that show up in the lower right hand corner and am randomly redirected to sites other than those I intended to go to. I usually use Google Chrome as my browser. I have run Malwarebytes Anti Malware and it is not finding any infection.

A:Pop ups in lower right with random redirects

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I was curious to know. I heard there could be firmware preinstalled that forbids low write speeds. I'm trying to achieve 4x

I burn with DiscJuggler. It reports 30x-40x speeds, despite setting 4x everywhere in it. I'm using Sony blanks.. or could they be the conflict ?

My friend said to try Nero DiscSpeed.. to hopefully lower the drive's minimum write speed.. I set 4x here and there (been a while), but it did no difference.

Could this be somewhere I have to hunt down in the BIOS ?

My drive is a..

hp dvd-ram gh40l scsi cdrom device (Device Manager)

SuperMulti DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology drive (PC specs page)

Please assist

A:Lower CD-R write speed ?

I do a lot of Audio CD burning as I have a recording studio. I use 8X as my audio CD burn speed "standard". This allows compatibility with almost all audio CD players. I've been using the 8X for about 10 years and have burned hundreds of audio CD-R's and have never had a CD come back as "unplayable" or "skipping". I only use JVC-Taiyo Yuden "Professional" ink jet printable CD-R blanks, but the brand does not dictate the burn speed, its the drive.

The burn speeds are hardware dependent. e.g. most SATA CD/DVD burners will only go do wn to 16X (except one model LG CD/DVD burner). PATA (IDE) burners of recent production will go down to 8X for audio CD burning. Although there may be some software utility that will change/lower speeds, I havent found one. I have Nero and use Nero Burning ROM for all my CD Burning. I have a bank of 5 USB connected PATA burners that I use for my CD production.

With CD burning software, you must have a CD-R blank loaded in the drive BEFORE you attempt to burn, so you can set the burn speed. If you try to set the burn speed first, without a disc in the drive it will only default to its highest burn speed.

Other recording engineers, that I've talked to on recording forums agree on the 8X speed.

The only CD burner drives that I know that will burn at 4X are very old (obsolete/out of production) PATA (IDE) drives. The last one I had was one that came with a Windows 98 PC.

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When I try to use the lower case B it does not work, only if I use shift and upper case. It must not Be the keyboard or the upper case would not work. Short of reinstalling windows how do I fix it?? In case you are wondering, the word keyBoard I typed with a capital B and the spell checker changed it. I do not have a clue as how to fix this. TIA

A:Lost My Lower Case B

If it's only the one key, I'd still suspect the keyboard, whether it works with shift or not. Is it possible to try another to make sure?

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My headphones are too good and i dont have any other ones so they can be REALLY loud even on 1 out of 100 sound.

So is there a way or a program that can lower the volume more than windows 7 allows.

A:PC How can i lower my sound even more than 1 without muting it (W7)

you should be able to lower the volume even more by clicking on the audio icon on the notification bar and selecting mixer, lowing the volume of the particular application will silence things more, it's a little bit of a pain when using full screen applications and games but still, it does the job.

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