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XP machine keep looping to restart

Q: XP machine keep looping to restart

Hi,

I am the IT manager here, one of our XP Professional machine has issue.

When i start the machine, it has the XP loading screen (with the window XP logo), which is normal.
Then after that, it will restart the machine by itself, so it will keep looping to restart, i never can get into the desktop. why?

I tried to use my XP CD to do a repair or chkdisk, it tried to load all the system files, then i said it failed because some .sys corrupted.

I am thinking to do chkdisk, any boot CD chkdisk utility? or give me any suggestion for this issue!

Please give me some advise,
Tommy

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A: XP machine keep looping to restart

Can you boot into safe mode?Try the last known good configuration option?http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm#02It helps if you provide...exact error messages. I'm sure that MS has millions by now and it's impractical to guess what the system is trying to tell you.Do you have MS XP CDs...or recovery/restore disks provided by the system manufacturers?Louis

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HP Pavilion 761n, 1.67 GHz, 512 mb, XP Home Edition

This crazy machine freezes to the point of no return at random. Sometimes, but not always, the screen will have a green strip and the rest of it rust color at freeze time, but usually the screen remains intact.

Get this: When you push the power button on the front of the machine it will go into a loop cycle from blue HP logo screen to selecting which type of Safe mode to use, back and forth. The only way the machine will start correctly is by flipping the surge protector button off and wait for the green light on the power supply to turn off. Then you flip it back on and use the power button on the front of the machine.

Another thing: I set up DSL for the client and it was working fine. When the machine froze, and got it powered up, the DSL modem works fine, but the computer will not access the Internet.

Are these symptoms the power supply? Could it be the CPU? Could it be the USB pulling down the power supply? I ask this because when the HP all-in-one USB printer was power on, the system seemed to freeze a bit more. How can I determine the problem? I used AIDA32 to check the system, all the fans were running on the inside and it indicated no problems. Help!

Mars
 

A:Machine freezing then looping in restart

Even the best of us can overlook the simple things at times so here are a few questions for you.

Are you using a firewall or antivirus program?
Have you gotten any error messages?
Have you checked the Device Manager for any yellow !'s?
Have you tried booting to "last known good configuration"?
Have you tried System Restore?
Have you checked msconfig/startup to disable programs not necessary at startup?
 

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A friend of mine bought a new laptop Acer 4750G intel core i3 with 2gb of ram and 1gb of video card, 64 bit. The said unit has no OS installed when he bought it thus, he ask me to install windows 7 ultimate. The installation of win 7 was successful together with the third party softwares. I activated the OS by executing the "[deleted by mod]" and the computer will restart automatically.

My question is why the computer restart repeatedly after activating the OS. i did the same procedure a lot of times and it gives me the same result. I firmly believe that there's no problem with my installation disc (32/64 bit) as i was using it in a 32 bit computer for more than a year now.

thank you for any assistance that you can give
 

A:Restart Looping

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Hello, I am brand new & not a real computer geek. I can normally follow instructions. But, I did not know how to get the report that is ask for in the Posting Instructions. Sorry I failed.
I will try to be as clear as possible with what I have done or any info you need.

Windows 7 32 bit Full retail
HP Pavilion a6110n
It was a clean install 4 months ago onto a new hard drive. At the same time I got a new card and installed a second monitor. I?ve had no problems until now.
As soon as it boots I get a pop up saying ?Windows explorer has stopped working? immediately flashes to ?Windows Explorer is restating?. All desktop icons disappear but, the desktop background stays so, it is not completely shutting down on each restart. I only have 5-10 seconds between starts.
I have disconnected everything except Keyboard, mouse, and monitor.
I have tried to boot into safe mood and the screen just stays black?it does NOTHING.
I have tried to boot from the original Windows 7 CD and it boots from the hard drive not the CD.
System Restore says it cannot restore no matter what point I have tried. It says it is possibly being blocked by anti virus even though I think I have turned everything off. But, it is constantly restarting so I am not sure if everything is staying off.
I can do a Control Alt Delete and get into task manger. Task manager shows: Processes 55 , CPU Usage 0-40%, Physical Memory 33%
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A:Restart looping

AMLC,

Welcome to SevenForums.

Insert your Win DVD.

Shut down your computer.

Remove power from you computer.

Reapply power.

Start your computer and IMMEDIATELY start tapping the F2 key.

This will get you into the bios where you can change the boot order to boot first from the optical drive.

On some systems, you can tap the F12 key to do a "one-time only" boot order change.

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Ok, so I've tried contacting Microsoft Support several times, and they just keep sending me back to the form to request for help. I've given up hope on them. Anyways, here is my problem.

My computer is set to automatic update. I saw that it was updating, and instead of telling me it needed to restart, it restarted on its own. When it tried to restart, it gave me an error message saying that my sfc_os.dll file was missing before it restarted itself again. It then gave me the option to go into safe mode, which I did. It gave me a few memory errors then finished loading. Before I could do anything, it restarted again. It continued to do this till it stopped loading safe mode. It gets to the Windows XP loading screen, then restarts back.

I have tried restoring to last good known configuration, and it fails every time. When it goes to load now, it asks to run chkdsk, it freezes during the 2nd step. I have tried my hdd in my brother's computer which is the exact same model as mine, and was able to run chkdsk as well as load into windows. However, it didn't appear that the drivers for the mouse loaded as I wasn't able to use it and eventually the keyboard stopped working. I did scan it with Malwarebytes and Norton and nothing was detected. I was thinking that because of the memory errors, I could try replacing the RAM in my computer with those of my brothers and see if I make any progress. I don't think that's the only problem, but I coul... Read more

A:Restart Looping

Compaq Recovery/Restore CDs, http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...ocname=bph07143Without a disk to reinstall/repair the O/S...and inability to boot into XP, there's little you can do to troubleshoot/correct whatever is wrong (IMO).FWIW: Reference on the file mentioned, http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintas...library/sfc_os/Louis

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I'm not sure where this belongs but the focus of the freeze activity appears to be msoxmled.exe & msohtmed.exe which are portions of MS OFFICE that according to the sites I check are involved in HTML PRINTING and XML EDITING.

Background FYI
My machine was checked for viruses a short time ago (as in days). The last comment of the virus check indicated installation of a firewall may help. After the check was complete I attempted to install a zone alarm firewall and my machine completely froze in short order after reboot (several times). Disabling security software after a power button restart permitted me to remove the Zone Alarm Firewall with Add/Remove programs. (After reviewing content in this site Windows Firewall in Windows XP not as acceptable as the versions available in Vista and System 7, so ) I tried Comodo Firewall it installs but seems to freeze the entire machine (requiring a power button reboot) in short order if i do not allow startup to complete before opening an application (which is probably due to my initiating an application too soon, so I wait now)..

Problem falling under Windows Office Applications

The machine entered what appeared to be a freeze like / very slow operation situation today but unlike many situations lately I got task manager up and it continued running. (This activity made browser activity intermittent and often pages failed to paint completely.) WIth nothing but task manager (shutting down apps I initiated) running MS... Read more

A:Machine slow / looping / freeze

You've tried the uninstall/reinstall routine?

Office is properly updated for critical updates/SPs?

There is no necessity to use a 3d-party firewall...Windows has a built-in firewall that works fine for the vast majority of persons with computers.

Louis

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-AMD Duron, 1.35 GHz. Put the thing together myself. Its got a
PCchips K7 Motherboard (model M863AG/G), 256 MB RAM, 15 GB Hard Drive, and CD/DVD Player.

Today my second major crash has occured. The PC had been on and working for several hours, until it was in midsong on Media Player. No response from any input, frozen screen, and constant hard disk activity. I restarted the PC, but it locked up again as soon as login screen appeared. Now, I cant even get that far. The PC will get up to the Windows loading screen, and will automatically restart, no matter what i do. I've tried Safe Mode, Last Known Configuration, unplugging my guitar stuff from the PC, etc. etc.

Notworthy previous problems

A similar problem occured when i had my 40 GB and 15 GB hard disk working together. There was a loud annoying clicking noise coming from the hard disk. Constant hard disk activity (even tho no apps were running) and then crashing. Blue screens saying it was physically dumping my memory due to problems. fortunately i was able to transfer the files i needed from the 40 GB storage drive to the 15GB (where windows runs off of). Immediately afterwards, the 40GB became nonexistent. I scanned the 15GB afterwards and found no viruses. Thing were working well...

For about a week ive heard a fast repetive quiet clicking within my computer, and I just assumed it was my case rattling since i didnt have it screwed on fully. But even if its taken off, i still hear it. I have not been ... Read more

A:Continuous Restart Looping

Does your pc freeze or does it restart?

If it restarts can you hear a clicking sound from you Power Supply?

I had a faulty Power Supply a while ago and it sometimes but not always would do multiple restarts whilst Windows was still loading. Ususally I could hear a click just before the restart. If you can he a click to then try using a friend's power supply, preferably a friend who know knows more about pc's than you so that he can help you with installation. If the issues are gone then you obviously have a dying power supply on you hands, if not then I can't offer any more help.

Or maybe just take the pc to a pc fix-up place and allow them to determine if it is the power supply or not.
 

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At first windows loads up as usual to desktop. After about 30 seconds, it randomly restarts and after that it keeps getting stuck at boot logo and then restarts again looping over and over again.

This also happens on safemode. I managed to uncheck automatically restart option on sysdm.cpl with the 30 seconds that I had, but even after doing that, the restart looping persists. I dont know what to do.

The last time windows worked normally, I played Forza Horizon 4 with logitech g29 steering wheel and shifter which was working perfectly fine for 4 days after I got the steering wheel. The next day I go to turn my computer on and this happened.

Specs:

MOBO: ASRock FM2A58M-HD+

RAM: 18GB Mushkin Stealth 997069S DDR3

CPU: AMD A10-6800k 4.1 GHz Quadcore FM2 socket With AMD Radeon HD 8670D graphics

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060

Storage: Samsung 860 EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD
 

A:Windows 10 automatic looping restart

Boot with the Windows DVD / USB stick and choose Repair
 

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I have somehow managed to infect my desktop (microsoft xp home edition)during a download process. I was opening an application that, in retrospect I should not have. Anyway as soon as it opened I knew it was bad!!! I attempted to lockdown the computer but no good. I whipped out the power cable as quick as possible but too late im afraid. Now my desktop is left in a conituous startup loop. It gets as far as booting to the windows screen but then begins an automatic reboot. I have tried atrating both in safe and last known modes to no avail. I think I may be looking at a system reboot from disk(which I cannot find), if so will I be able to retrieve my data from harddisc?
I feel extremely stupid for having opened the file. I did scan it with spyware doc. previously but got an all clear. Is there anything that i can do? And perhaps there is some info you can share with me in relation to checking any files that you are unsure of in the future.

Thanking you in advance.

A:xp desktop infected and looping restart

Hello and welcome to TSF

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
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Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

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Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

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

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

Please start a new thread in our Virus/Trojan/Spyware forum along with the required logs

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ON starting my machine (I am writing this from someone elses machine) windows doesnt start and instead blue screen appears with message about problem being detected and windows will be shut down to prevent further damage......

NO_MORE_IRP_STACK_LOCATIONS
other blurb (general stuff about if it is the fistr time seeing screen check hardward and software etc)
then says

STOP:0X00000035 (0X81F1F2F8,0X00000000,0X00000000,0X00000000)

I have managed tostart in sfae mode but am unsure what to do next?

Can you help?

A:My Machine Keeps Looping Coming Up With Same Blue Screen Message

well first off you can look at this http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=906866 secondly you can try to do a system restore this will restore back to when this registry change was made.

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Roughly 2 hours ago I went to restart my father's computer to install Windows 7 updates. While restarting, I received the attached image instead of the loading Windows screen. No matter which of the option given it always will loop back to said screen after a brief Windows loading screen.

F1 key loops it back
Delete key gives me an error sound and will not proceed
F12 gives me a BIOS screen, but if I exit it, I am given the same manufacturer screen

His computer is a Gateway SX2802

Gateway SX2802-07 Specs - CNET

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

A:Manufacturer error screen looping after restart

Most probably is Hard disk failure.

The 2 sentence from below, Port 3 Device Error

SATA Port 3 is the Seagate hard disk
Also it mentioned S.M.A.R.T. Cable as Status BAD

Need to remove the Hard disk.
Hence it will always show this screen if you do not remove the BAD HDD.

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I was getting ready to watch a movie on my Windows Vista Ultimate computer but I had noticed it was running rather slow so I decided to restart my computer. I clicked the restart option through the Start menu and it went to the shutting down screen... then it stayed there w/o moving for 10 minutes and I didn't see any updates or anything that would delay the shut down of my computer... so I then pressed the restart button on my computer case and it went to bios and went straight to this screen>>>
STOP: c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
The registry cannot load the hive (file):
\SystemRoot\System32\Config\SOFTWARE
or its log or alternate.
It is corrupt, absent, or not writable.


Collecting data for crash dump
Initializing disk for crash dump
Beginning dump of physical memory.
Dumping physical memory to disk: 0%
It continually goes from 0% to 100% then reboots and it won't let me start in any of the modes such as safe mode or previously booted mode or anything.. it just continually loops to the blue screen of death message I get above.
Does anyone have any idea on how to fix this problem??? THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!
Sandra
 

A:Vista Ultimate BSOD looping restart HELP!!!

Try a system restore from the Vista recovery environment.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial142.html
 

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Few months back my dell inspiron 3537 64-bit 6GB ram with i5 processor has fell down from table. It worked well even though there was a crack on the backside of the screen near right hinge.  But now from past one week it  giving trouble in many ways ! Whenever I try to start it it either starts to give continuous short beeps or goes into looping restart. I can hear the drive sound and see power led glowing but the screen doesnt display anything except for changing from dark black to light black. Hdd led also doesnt blink. Please help me configure the issue and solve it.

A:Inspiron 3537 gives continuous short beep and looping restart

How many beeps between pauses?
Can you get to the Dell diagnostics (F12 at powerup) -- press immediately after starting the system?

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acer aspire z5610 i have my computer is on for maybe hour or so then i hear the beep then stop then beep comes back looping sound continues then computer freezes then automatically shutdown restart it self i took it back to acer giving them say problem they did the test but they said they quote it fine but still having it

i dont know why i had this machine for a yr now it started to act up i sent my computer to be repair at acer they repair it problem is the thing still there
Can anyone help me

A:computer looping sound automatic restart computer

Hello,

Please run: Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Also run these hardware diagnostics:

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

All three Prime95 tests: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-prime95.html

If you get any BSODs, provide us with: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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My new machine (I built it) will not restart; I have to shut down manually each time. This has persisted for months. Anything I can try to fix this?

My system:
Microsoft Windows 98 4.10.1998
Clean install using Full OEM CD /T:C:\WININST0.400 /SrcDir=G:\WIN98 /IZ /IS /IQ /IT /II /NR /U:xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
IE 5 5.00.2314.1003
Uptime: 0:04:10:12
Normal mode
AuthenticAMD AMD Athlon(tm) Processor
128MB RAM
74% system resources free
Windows-managed swap file on drive C (5508MB free)
Available space on drive C: 5508MB of 7993MB (FAT32)
Available space on drive D: 15574MB of 19561MB (FAT32)

Gigabyte Motherboard w/AMD Athlon chip @ 700 mhz, heavy duty power supply
128 MB pci RAM
AWE32 sound card with Roland daughterboard
ATI all in wonder video card w/16mb onboard RAM
Yamaha 4416 CD-R
Toshiba 44X CD-ROM
8.4G Maxtor HD (primary master)
20G WD HD (sec. master)
Principal software: Corel WP8, Sierra Print Artist, MGI photosuite 3, Adobe photoshop LE, Cakewalk pro audio 8 digital audio-midi sequencer, Finale notation
software, Band in a box, Partition Magic, Cybermedia uninstaller)
 

A:{RESOLVED} my machine won't restart automatically

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About a week ago I went on a trip out of town and left a box running a game server through Hamachi at home. I have done this countless times and never had a problem. TeamViewer is loaded on the box and has always connected and ran just fine remotely. However, on this specific trip, TeamViewer simply gives up on trying to connect. The iPhone version brings up an error stating 'Protocol negotiation failed.' The game server application no longer responds either. Also, both the remote and the local machine I am on right now are connected through Hamachi on a VPN. The interesting thing is the remote computer responds to ping, allows me to bring up shared folders in Explorer, and is listed as running in the Hamachi client. What it does not allow me to do is control it remotely in any way. This system needs a restart badly and I have run out of ideas on how to remotely access it. Seeing that I am a couple of hundred miles away, I cannot drive over and restart it in person so easy. Here are some further details:

Remote System:
OS: Windows XP Pro SP3
TeamViewer: Logged in and setup for unattended access - Shows up on my list with a yellow dot.
Hamachi: Connected with direct tunnel
Firewall: Comodo Firewall (older version) - Every program I've mentioned has been allowed through with no issue.

Local System:
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
TeamViewer: Logged in and setup for unattended access
Hamachi: Connected with direct tunnel
Firewall: Windows Firewall
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A:Need to restart remote machine, TeamViewer down, only on a VPN now

Well I drove back home earlier than expected and fixed the remote computer in person. Turns out the system had run out of memory after being on so long and TeamViewer simply had no resources to initiate, or everything was just timing out from the system taking so long with any request. I'll be picking up more RAM after the 4th. I suppose no one had any answers on how else I could restart the system remotely, but I'll be marking this thread as solved.

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Hi,

each restart i have one or more BSOD. This started to happen after one of windows updates took place, and i think updated graphic card drivers.

? OS - Windows 7 x64
? What was original installed OS on system? Windows 7 x64
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Full retail
? Age of system (hardware) 3-4 years
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? 1 year+
? CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00GHz
? Video Card - Sparkle SF-PX84GS256U2LP-HP NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS
? MotherBoard - Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. G31M-S2L (Socket 775)
? Power Supply - brand & wattage - HEC-400TR-TF 400W
? System Manufacturer - Self made

thanks.

A:BSOD every time i restart a machine

Sorry for the delay in responding, I'm having eye problems. If I don't reply back, PM one of the moderators for further assistance.

The perfmon report shows that the "dirty" bit is set on your C: drive. Please do the following:

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CHKDSK /R /F:
Run CHKDSK /R /F from an elevated (Run as adminstrator) Command Prompt. Please do this for each hard drive on your system.
FWIW - I know that the /F is supposed to be redundant, but I prefer to have it run anyway.
When it tells you it can't do it right now - and asks you if you'd like to do it at the next reboot - answer Y (for Yes) and press Enter. Then reboot and let the test run. It may take a while for it to run, but keep an occasional eye on it to see if it generates any errors. See "CHKDSK LogFile" below in order to check the results of the test.

Elevated Command Prompt:
Go to Start and type in "cmd.exe" (without the quotes)
At the top of the Search Box, right click on Cmd.exe and select "Run as administrator"

CHKDSK LogFile:
Go to Start and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Expand the Windows logs heading, then select the Application log file entry.
Double click on the Source column header.
Scroll down the list until you find the Chkdsk entry (wininit for Win7) (winlogon for XP).
Copy/paste the results into your next post.




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Sometimes randomly, when ever i try to start a cleaner like malware bytes. In safe mode i was able to run Spynomore. it claimed to find Trojan.Gen. Machine ran for a day, same thing started. Spynomore found nothing in safe mode, their "custom fix" supposedly fixed it within like 30 seconds. Machine running right now, i suspect whatever the problem is, it is still in there. Might BE Spynomore.
Speccy reports normal temperatures cpu 31-33 C Hard drive 42c.
I am an ebay seller so computer is VERY vital and gets lots of use.
Here is the hijackthis log. i hope this is OK to put here.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:49:46 PM, on 9/13/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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A:,machine does a restart type of operation.

Is there any help for this?

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Hello,


we are using task scheduler to run our qtp regression scripts.sometimes in the middle of execution remote machine getting hanged.could you please help me to find the way to restart my machine when it got hanged.

REgards,
Suneetha

A:how to restart a remote machine automatically when it got hanged

Can't do it remotely since when it's hung, it will not receive or respond to any command you can send it.

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I restarted my computer at 11:00 p.m. and it messaged me " Please do not power off or unplug your machine... Installing updates 1 of 1. Well over 8 hours and its still has the same message. What should I do? and all that anxiety... HELP

A:update installing do not unplug or restart machine

I read that waiting 3 hours is enough time if this were ever to happen. Then deploy CTRL-ALT-DELETE.

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I'm running Windows 8.1 on a machine with Windows 8 pre-installed. About 4 months old, Acer laptop, mid specs.
The laptop would not shutdown or restart, it would just hang, saying 'shutting down' or 'restarting'. I would have to turn it off manually. This never really cleared up. When deleting programs that needed a restart they would never go of course.
I looked up a solution for this, which others had had success with, changing some power options, etc, but nothing helped.
I then decided I'd better do a system restore, but I didn't have any restore points, which seems odd as I had restored it once before.
I then tried to refresh the system (never heard of that option before) and it would again just 'hang' saying 'preparing'. The same for resetting.
I tried to restore to factory settings and came up with those error messages we are all to aware of
After trying to refresh the PC is says the 'drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive to try again'
And after trying to reset 'the PC it says unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing.'
This brought me here. I gather something is up with Windows not fully recognising the C drive which is where Windows is installed. When I click on disk management it says 'connecting to virtual disk service...' but then does nothing.
 
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A:Can't restart, refresh or reset Windows 8 machine

You're to the point of ordering restore discs from Acer if you did not make them.  I kinda wonder if the hard drive failed and if there any diagnostics available I would run them.

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I've tried twice now...

i used the update assistant and it verifies all is well except for a Bluetooth driver which it says to re-install after the update...

all updates that are available have been installed...

i currently have very limited web access so it makes everything difficult...

i open the store and click on the free update... All proceeds well and it completes waiting to restart.

beginning the restart all seems well as it continues doing things then shuts the machine diwn... Manually restarting the machine only to finally show 8.1 install could not be done... Then it does a restore back to 8.0

it has done this twice... What might I do?

thanks...

keni

A:8.0 to 8.1 update fails at restart shutting down machine

I'm surprised this hasn't been responded to. But, give it a chance.

Jack

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Hi

Basically after login in(writing user name and password) a message pops up saying that winlogon.exe has a problem. Then the machine restars automatically.
I was able to see that ntos.exe was executing

Can you help me with this?

Thanks

Daniel

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 5:10:17 PM, on 11/14/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TSVNCache.exe
G:\HiJackThis_v2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe

F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntos.exe,
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\jre1.5.0_13\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SigmatelSysTrayApp] stsystra.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Broadcom Wireless Manager UI] C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRAY.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATICCC] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies... Read more

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Built a new machine at the weekend.
Specs:

Intel i5 2500k 3.30ghz
8gb ram
Win 7 home premium 64 bit
gfx card
Amd Radeon HD7700
Running the game off an SSD, not that that particularly should cause this problem, I imagine.

Game plays fine mostly, but three times now the game has frozen. On two occasions it froze in spot, sound still going, the screen went black, then redrew and played fine. One occasion it just stuck solid and I had to hard reset.

Any idea what would cause it?
I'm pretty sure all the main drivers are up to date, I sorted that out after the build. I thought maybe there was an issue last time as there were some surprise Windows updates after the crash and restart...but seemingly not.

Please let me know if you wish to see event logs and the like.
"Display driver amdkmdap stopped responding and has successfully recovered." is what it says.

Thanks.

A:Graphics freeze and restart during MW3 on new build machine

Please Update your system specs with all of your new equipment.

PSU and MoBo are missing.

Are you running the current driver for your GPU?

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Hi,
Particular share is not connects after restart. This is not in group policy

I have tried the https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/297684/mapped-drive-connection-to-network-share-may-be-lost thing and it did not work
Machine a Windows 7 64 bit enterprise Operating system. How can this be resolved?


Regards, Boopathi

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My HTPC has restarted itself probably 2-3 times in the last week. It's your standard Windows 7 restart complete with closing all apps, Logging Off, and Shutting Down screens. The most recent occurrence was just a few minutes ago. I was playing a video, running ATI CCC testing settings, and had Chrome open. I never issued this command or touched the PC itself. One thing I know was also going on was the daily MSE security definitions update, most likely in the install phase. I do not recall what was going on in the the previous times this happened, but it's all pretty recent.

This one has me stumped since it's not a blue screen, but a controlled restart with no errors or problems indicated. I can't for the life of me think of what could cause such a thing to happen. Can anyone think of any possible sources of a Restart command? Is MSE issuing this after definition updates? Is there a way to check the source of a restart command like in a windows system log?

EDIT: in Event Logs I found this:


Code:
Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Date: 10/22/2013 6:05:32 PM
Event ID: 109
Task Category: (103)
Level: Information
Keywords: (4)
User: N/A
Computer: Tower_Of_Power_
Description:
The kernel power manager has initiated a shutdown transition.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<System>
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A:Windows 7 x64 machine suddenly performs restart as if I hit the button

Ok so I've found the issue. Event Logs showed MalwareBytes restarting after a daily quick scan and removal of suspicious software:


Code:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (PRO) 1.75.0.1300
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: v2013.10.22.10

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 10.0.9200.16721
SYSTEM :: TOWER_OF_POWER_ [limited]

Protection: Enabled

10/22/2013 6:00:12 PM
mbam-log-2013-10-22 (18-00-12).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM | P2P
Scan options disabled:
Objects scanned: 221031
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 54 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 1
C:\Users\Trunk Monkey\Downloads\attsetup.exe (PUP.Optional.OpenCandy) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

(end)
About an hour ago I downloaded ATI Tray Tools from Softpedia. MBAM flagged and deleted the installer, which had not been run yet. I wonder if it's a false positive. Hmmmm. Posting all this in case someone else ever encounters mysterious restarts. I'll update anything new I find out.

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Hi there,
First off , if it matters (and I've been told it does) my system is running on XP-pro SP2 .. but it was upgraded from NT-2000 not a fresh install.
Other then browsing (mostly with firefox) I like to play Zoo Tycoon and also on a site called winster (runs in a java flash window). Two days ago as I was playing ZooTycoon I got a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) .. first one of those I have seen since I got this computer about 2 years ago. After dumping (I think RAM) onto my harddrive (I believe this is what it said it was doing) it rebooted itself. Well ... the nimwit that I was being that day.... I promptly loaded ZooTycoon back up without much thought (guess my half awake brain reverted to its 98se thinking LOL) ... as you can probably guess ... I got the same thing again within 5 mins. Well I may be crazy ... but I am NOT stupid ... so this time I decided to DO something about it. After talking to a couple people I know, and running spybot (which removed a trojan and some tracking cookies) and adaware (nothing but negligible stuff there) I ran a defrag and rebooted. This seemed to help, and yesterday I was able to play again for awhile. However when I went to play again last nite, the first time I loaded it it restarted the comp about 2 mins into my game , then I was unable to do more then get into my zoo before explorer crashed the program on me. I am now seeking to get some better advice on what may be causing this to happen, Thanks!

~Rachel

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Hey guys,

In the past two weeks or so, my Windows 7 x86 computer has been acting up. I always turn my computer off at night, and just lately upon turning it on I'm being presented with a BSOD (0x0000000A, 0x8327CA5B.) I've not many any radical changes to my OS and have not touched any components- it's all come a bit out of the blue.

Weird thing is, if I reboot my machine once the BSOD appears, it logs on fine. It seems like whenever I start the computer up from being turned off completely, I receive this error until I restart.

There are other problems, though. I've been seeing my PC lock up (albeit quite infrequently) just lately. I can't really pin point when this happens, as it seems to be completely random, but it's after having my PC on for a good five or so hours. Everything just locks up, the loading light on the computer goes dead and I'm forced to press button restart.

Here are my current PC specs;
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32-bit)

PSU: Arctic Power 550W
Mobo: ASUS M3N78 PRO GeForce 8300 Socket AM2+
CPU: AMD Phenom X4 9650 2.3GHz Socket AM2+
GPU: PALIT NVIDIA GTS250 1GB Green
Memory: 2 x 2GB Corsair DDR2 PC26400 RAM
HDD: 1x 750GB Maxtor SATAII 7200rpm Internal

Security: ESET, Spybot S&D, COMODO Firewall.Click to expand...

And a Hi-Jack This! log;
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 16:43:51, on 28/11/2010
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!... Read more

A:Machine BSOD's on startup- works after restart? Randomly locking up.

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Hello,

I've recently erased & reformated my brother's Notebook, & put a clean install of Vista on the machine (the disk which came w/the computer). I went to the mfg'er's website (Gateway) & updated all of it's driver's. Now when i update Vista & allow the machine to restart, it idles without loading any drivers. It simply stays there w/a black screen. Also, MSCONFIG refuses to save any of the changes i make to it.

The notebook is in great condition. Was wondering if anyone knew of something beyond a workaround? I would my brother to be using this w/Vista automatically updating itself (aka restarting without issue).
Thanks in advance to anyone who responds. I really do appreciate it greatly.
Specs of the machine in case it matters -

Gateway ML3108b Notebook

Processor:
AMD Sempron? Processor 3400+ (1.8GHz, 256KB L2 cache, HyperTransport? technology @ up to 1600MHz)

Operating System:
Genuine Windows Vista? Home Basic

Display:
14.1" widescreen Ultrabright? WXGA TFT (1280 ? 800)

Chipset:
NVIDIA? C51MV

Memory:
1Gig of Corsair 800MHz DDR2 (1 x 1Gig), upgraded from 512MB 667MHz DDR2 (1 ? 512MB) .

Hard Drive:
60GB 4200rpm PATA hard drive

Optical Drive:
8x multiformat dual-layer DVD?RW

Video:
NVIDIA? GeForce? Go 6100 Up to 256MB Turbocache?

A:Clean Vista Install. Machine Boots, But Doesn't 'Restart.'

Hello,I've recently erased & reformated my brother's Notebook, & put a clean install of Vista on the machine (the disk which came w/the computer). I went to the mfg'er's website (Gateway) & updated all of it's driver's. Now when i update Vista & allow the machine to restart, it idles without loading any drivers. It simply stays there w/a black screen. Also, MSCONFIG refuses to save any of the changes i make to it.The notebook is in great condition. Was wondering if anyone knew of something beyond a workaround? I would my brother to be using this w/Vista automatically updating itself (aka restarting without issue).Thanks in advance to anyone who responds. I really do appreciate it greatly.Specs of the machine in case it matters - Gateway ML3108b NotebookProcessor: AMD Sempron? Processor 3400+ (1.8GHz, 256KB L2 cache, HyperTransport? technology @ up to 1600MHz) Operating System:Genuine Windows Vista? Home BasicDisplay:14.1" widescreen Ultrabright? WXGA TFT (1280 ? 800) Chipset:NVIDIA? C51MV Memory: 1Gig of Corsair 800MHz DDR2 (1 x 1Gig), upgraded from 512MB 667MHz DDR2 (1 ? 512MB) .Hard Drive: 60GB 4200rpm PATA hard driveOptical Drive:8x multiformat dual-layer DVD?RW Video: NVIDIA? GeForce? Go 6100 Up to 256MB Turbocache?it's Called a "Black Screen of Death", just like a "Blue Screen of Death" this is common for some Vista systems. It Might be required to update the bios to fix the problem. Have you tried downloading the bios updat... Read more

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Service Tag <ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy>
I have tried multiple methods to recover and none of them work.
Boot Error message is:  "Inaccessible Boot Device"
Diagnostics all run fine, including disk tests.
TroubleShooting/Fix Startup finds no problems;  it  scanned my entire SSD
Advanced / Startup Settings:  4) Safe Mode also fails.
UEFI Rom Build 4236.8 ... disabling Secure Boot does not help.
Ths laptop was running fine;  all Win10 Pro updates are current.
My preference is to use a Restore Point to back out this Dell update.
I'm guessing this is going to require a USB bootable repair tool of some sort.
I do not have Win10 install media with Dell drivers.
Of course, this machine was the next one in rotation to get a full image backup;
that didn't happen.

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Hello, One of our ThinkPad Yoga goes into an endless loop when attempting to reboot. The O/S was upgraded from Windows 8.x (as shipped) to Windows 10 (MS free upgrade) a long time ago and there have been no previous issues restarting. I believe the version of Windows is 10 Home Edition. The HDD is almost fully utilised (1 gig free). Irrespective of the options taken, on boot up the screen flickers what looks like a CMD window in the top left of the display twice very quickly, then after the Lenovo splash screen is displayed:Preparing automatic repairThen Diagnosing your PCAutomatic RepairYour PC did not start correctly Restart just continues in the loop irrespective when continue or repair is selected. I?ve taken Advanced options:Continue ? Just continues in the loopUse a device ? I?ve tried creating another rescue boot disk from another yoga without a CD Rom ? attempting to create it on a USB stick but the create repair disk in Windows 10 Pro doesn?t allow USB stick as an optionSystem restore point shows me 4 states however when selecting any I get the message the backup drive cannot be foundI can access a CMD promptStartup repair - couldn?t repair your PC  see log file c:\Windows\System32\Logfiles\SrtTrail.txt.  I?ve attached this file that I copied to USB via the CMD Prompt.  I have renamed the file from txt to doc. The error message in the log file states The operating system version is incompatible with Startup RepairHow... Read more

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Hello everyone,

Insert any USB device to this computer, Computer keeps restarting and it wont stop doing that until I remove the usb device. I tried with all the usb ports on this computer and problem is the same. Even by hooking up a usb keyboard or mouse, computer wont get to the login screen. it keeps on restarting. It wont even go into 'safe mode'.
Anyone have any clue whats going on and the solution to fix it?

My appreciations in advance!.
 

A:Insert a USB device to this computer, It is going to restart and restart and restart

scroll down to 400, might help.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
 

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We have replaced some of our machines and bought new systems with Vista, unfortunately we have a printing issue, none of the Vista users can access the shared printer attached to Window's 98 System on the parallel port.

A:Vista Machine unable to print to Printer attached to 98 machine thru parallel port

Originally Posted by savikalra


We have replaced some of our machines and bought new systems with Vista, unfortunately we have a printing issue, none of the Vista users can access the shared printer attached to Window's 98 System on the parallel port.



Have you installed the printer drivers on the Vista machines.?

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How to block internet access to local machine users. The machine is in under domain control.

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I have spend the last 10 stupid days, all of which were stupid, trying to analyze what happened.
I thought it was a corrupted windows file. As it turns out, and I have examined my boot log file which I created, this file is a new virus, hxxp://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_157111.htm
which was detected by Mcafee on 5/20/09. I have just updated my .dat file for my virus scan and I'm now scanning, again..... all 370,000 files on my seagate hard drive. This first time I ran the scan, there were about 24 files which were quaranteened. I'm not sure where they are placed.

My machine will not boot. Here is the boot log from ntbtlog.txt:

Service Pack 210 30 2005 12:13:01.375
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\hal.dll
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\KDCOM.DLL
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\BOOTVID.dll
Loaded driver ACPI.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\WMILIB.SYS
Loaded driver PCI.sys
Loaded driver isapnp.sys
Loaded driver PCIIde.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\PCIIDEX.SYS
Loaded driver MountMgr.sys
Loaded driver Ftdisk.sys
Loaded driver dmload.sys
Loaded driver dmio.sys
Loaded driver Fdc.sys
Loaded driver PartMgr.sys
Loaded driver VolSnap.sys
Loaded driver atapi.sys
Loaded driver cercsr6.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\SCSIPORT.SYS
Loaded driver disk.sys
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A:Machine will not boot- black screen with which mouse- PCIDump.sys virus has clobbered my machine..

Questions:
1. What version of Windows are you using?
2. What anti virus are you using? I see you mention McAfee but only in that they detected it (unless you're saying that YOUR McAfee scanner found it).
3. Have you tried booting into safe mode?
4. If its a virus, you know you were infected. Is there a way for you to scan that drive for spyware? (either hook it up in another computer, hook it up as an external drive to another computer, or create a boot disk with spyware scanning on it such as UBCD)

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Ok,
Last night I just got my brand new Athlon XP 1500. Anway It's running WindowsXP. I have been trying all morning to connect it to my old laptop (running Windows 98) using Direct Cable Connection. The AthlonXP is the Host and the Laptop is the Guest. I can get both computers connected fine, BUT when I try to get the Laptop to view the AthlonXPs files it asks me for the name of the AthlonXP as well as a password. I type in the name of the PC (there is no password). I try clicking ok, but it tells me the passoword is incorrect. There is no passwords setup on the AthlonXP at all! Please help. Thanks.
 

A:Connecting a WindowsXP machine to a Windows98 machine via Direct Cable Connection

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have two laptops - one running Vista and one running XP. Both have IE 7 and Norton 360 installed. I've verified the settings for IE and Norton are the same on both machines.

On my Vista machine, which is my main computer, I cannot access certain sites, specifically www.dilbert.com and www.advantiscu.org. They appear to be loading, but never load. I've tried with both IE 7 and Firefox, but I get the same result. In addition, the daily Dilbert cartoon that I subscribe to is received in Outlook but the graphics do not display. The graphics are not visible in my Yahoo webmail either.

However, on my XP machine, everything works just fine...no problems.

Like I said, I've verified settings on both machines...I've even done a restore to a previous restore point...no help. I've reset my router, disabled Norton, etc...everything I can think of and nothing has worked.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Ron

A:Cannot Open Certain Sites in IE or Mozilla on Vista Machine - XP Machine works fine

Hi,

Disable UAC (User Account Control) and check out if the pages display ok.

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have two laptops - one running Vista and one running XP. Both have IE 7 and Norton 360 installed. I've verified the settings for IE and Norton are the same on both machines.

On my Vista machine, which is my main computer, I cannot access certain sites, specifically www.dilbert.com and www.advantiscu.org. They appear to be loading, but never load. I've tried with both IE 7 and Firefox, but I get the same result. In addition, the daily Dilbert cartoon that I subscribe too is received in Outlook but the graphics do not display. The graphics are not visible in my Yahoo webmail either.

However, on my XP machine, everything works just fine...no problems.

Like I said, I've verified settings on both machines...I've even done a restore to a previous restore point...no help. I've reset my router, disabled Norton, etc...everything I can think of and nothing has worked.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Ron

A:Cannot Open Certain Sites in IE or Mozilla on Vista Machine - XP Machine works fine

Please see the responses to your thread in TSF Vista Support.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/micr...orks-fine.html

Please do not create duplicate threads in the future. Thank you.

This thread closed.

jcgriff2

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G'day all! (first post here!! :P)

Ok..so this is my situation:

I have a server...and i have installed a printer to it - the Canon LBP 3200 - the server is a 32bit machine running win7 pro...anyways...this printer does not have ANY 64bit drivers (which my main machine runs win7 ulti x64) so i am unable to install the printer on my main machine...

I was wondering, is there a way to share it from the server to the 64bit machine without installing any drivers?

Or is there a way to install 32bit drivers on a 64bit Machine?

Or can anyone find any 64 bit drivers/custom 64bit drivers?

:S

Thanx all!!

A:Sharing a printer from 32bit machine to 64bit machine without drivers.

ok so i tried this method: Go to Control Panel. Choose printer. Then choose Add Printer.

Choose Add a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.

A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in the \\computer name\printer name ie. My computer's name is basement and the printer name is EpsonSty so I typed in \\basement\epsonsty

But when i make my own port name it says access is denied... :S

any help?

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I recently got a 1.8GHz Celeron computer from a family member who bought a new computer, but they dropped it while bringing it over. When I started it up, it booted up pretty quickly. But when I'm actually in Windows, it runs as slowly as my old 1GHz machine and sometimes when opening things it has long delays. I thought it might just be Windows being old, so I did a clean install. But that didn't fix it. Now I think it might be one of the hard drives or my cd drives, since at the BIOS diagnostic screen it sometimes hangs at them. Other than scandisk, which didn't return anything, is there a way to find out where the bottleneck is occuring without having to spend money I don't have?
 

A:1.8ghz machine running as fast (slow) as a 1ghz machine

donkor said:

I recently got a 1.8GHz Celeron computer from a family member who bought a new computer, but they dropped it while bringing it over. When I started it up, it booted up pretty quickly. But when I'm actually in Windows, it runs as slowly as my old 1GHz machine and sometimes when opening things it has long delays. I thought it might just be Windows being old, so I did a clean install. But that didn't fix it. Now I think it might be one of the hard drives or my cd drives, since at the BIOS diagnostic screen it sometimes hangs at them. Other than scandisk, which didn't return anything, is there a way to find out where the bottleneck is occuring without having to spend money I don't have?Click to expand...

Well, it depends on which OS you have. If it's Vista or XP, then you may want to change the graphics settings so they're lower, because they consume memory.
 

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I don't get it, all was great. This morning I was copying and pasting a movie file from folder to folder and instead of 50 seconds I get 9 minutes. Plus while it's in the paste mode the machine slows up and task manager isn't responding
 

A:Solved: machine was fine but copying and pasting freezes the machine

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Can I copy the data of remote desktop to my Local machine. If No Why ?
Pls suggest.
 

A:Remotely Accessed Machine's Data can be Copied to Local Machine.

Click Start | Help and Support
Search on:
Cutting and pasting to and from a remote session
and
Accessing local files and folders in a remote session
 

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Ok, so here goes...Although I'm an avid viewer of many forums, I typically refrain from posting so please bear with me. 
 
First, I am extremely hoping that all of my problems can be resolved through Software tweaking and fixes, and secondly must let you all know that I have absolutely no idea wtf I am doing.  And Thirdly, have up until now had my technical issues resolved by my father or my significant other neither of which are viable to me, therefore I am coming here asking for assistance because I have been brought to my knees by a realm far beyond my own level of ascertained knowledge...
 
I do not know how much of my problems, or if any, are Malware, Adware, Spyware, &/or Virus related but appreciate all help and will repost in the appropriate sub-forums with pertinent information Just let me know what and where...currently I am unsure as to which that may be related to because of the plethora of ills befalling this machine...
 
I recently purchased a new computer from Newegg and received, what I thought at that point in time was, a faulty machine with some issues concerning the Internet components.  I took said machine to Best Buy to get looked over by Geek Squad...they confirmed my suspicions saying that the wireless components were faulty and that I should RMA the computer.... 
I did so and received another 'New' computer from said company.
The box had 2 storage stickers on it...not a new machine a... Read more

A:Rma'd Replacement Machine has more issues than the Initial Machine received...:(

Ok, let's see if there is malware..If you can run these.Everything is free.MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.TDSSKillerDownload TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is required, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.AdwCleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double click on AdwClea... Read more

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My problem seems to be the opposite of most people's - I added a Windows 7 laptop to my previously all-XP network without any trouble, simply enrolling the new machine in the existing Workgroup, and everything works fine.

Except for just one snag: from my XP machine I can see every single file on the Windows 7 machine, which raises privacy issues even within a family!

How do I stop this happening, and revert back to the situation I had before, where machines on the network could only see each other's shared folders?

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

A:How do I stop my XP machine seeing every file on networked Windows 7 machine?

Well, a rough and dirty security fix would be to make sure that "Password Protected Sharing" in the Network and Sharing Center is set to "On." That way the files will be safe but still visible.

Are you logging into w7 with a password?

Create an account below Administrator level with a password and use that.

Theoretically w7 should not allow a drive to be shared, so check all the folders that show the "Share" symbol and set the Share to "Not Shared".

Dave
 

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I am trying to help a friend get her new Win-7 machine set up. I used the printer set-up wizard to install a networked printer in the new machine with absolutely no problem. Proved it would print from that machine.

Now, I get a call informing me that her old XP machine, which had been printing to the network printer with no problems, will no longer print. Documents go into the print queue, but they don't get printed. No error messages show up. I did some messing around via remote access, and finally removed the printer with the intention of reinstalling it. Scanning for network printers turned up several redundant instances of the same printer with different names. Some are identified as "invalid" some a "access denied". Bottom line. I can't get any of the selections to install.

On the Win-7 machine I did find a window that indicated that the printer is designated as being shared, but I didn't explicitly set it for sharing when I installed it. Also, I somehow got to a window that told me that for printers that were to be shared with other versions of windows I could optionally install drivers to support such machines. Didn't have the driver disk handy and took the window down. Now I can't even find it again.

I need some help in sorting this all out. Part of the problem is that out there in "network land" there are redundant remnants of previous installations that are being remembered inappropriately. I'd really li... Read more

A:Installed network printer on W7 machine, now XP machine won't print to it

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I have a new Gateway Vista 64 machine for my office . The old HP Pavillion Pentium 4 with XP 32(?)is networked in other room Here's my setup:
Ethernet network with a new wireless Netgear router (yes,it has places to plug in the ethernet cords).
-HP Laserjet 1200 printer is plugged directly into the Vista 64 machine.
The XP Unit is on the network.
I can see and share files between the machines just fine but I get an error when choosing the networked printer in "add printer" when setting up XP unit.
(Print sharing is turned on on Vista Machine).
I choose the networked printer found on Gateway, it says that it will install drivers onto my machine to make things work, I click ok and it says that server for my printer has the wrong driver installed, would I like to find right driver? Clk yes. It looks for a VSFILE\XP but can't find it. It tells me to manually find the file but I can't find that file on HP site or any of my discs. I've uninstalled and reinstalled original drivers onto the XP machine (PCL6) and downloaded a Universal PCL5 printer file. None correct the problem. Vista automatically loaded the printer drivers when I turned on the power. It has a PCL5 file. The 1200 printer works fine when printing from Gateway machine. Vista will only let me use the drivers already installed in the machine. When I try to manually try to install drivers downloaded from HP for an XP on the the vista then it balks and says they were not created for an X6... Read more

A:Solved: XP machine can't print on networked Vista Machine

I ended up hiring someone to solve this mess. He just created local ports on each machine that directs the pre-downloaded, local driver, to the printers. Worked just fine. Start, Run, //"name of network" to see if printers can be seen on the network 1st.
 

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