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Ongoing issue for very long time. HELP!!!

Q: Ongoing issue for very long time. HELP!!!

Okay so heres the issue,my router login page ( is permanently insecure. I have tried all different kinds of browsers, I have tried applying "HTTPS everywhere", ive manually entered, and no matter what, every time im redirected to a page that warns me about connection to site is not secure. After doing a few nmap scans, I discovered that port 80 is as open as it gets on and that a vulnerability in Microsoft Frontpage 5.0 may be to blame. Im sorry, Im very new to all this. I just want to get my network secure and keep it that way. So if anyone can tell me how I can potentially fix this issue that would be great!!!

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So, I have been running 8.1 pro for some time now. During the last 2 or 3 weeks, I started having a login issue.

It loads bios
loads windows fine.
I get to the login screen, and it seems to take forever to recognize internet connection. Gives me the little "!" over the internet.
I put in password.
takes about a minute to finally log in.

I have gone to start up in task manager and disabled everything. This does nothing.
I have changed from a live to a local account. Nothing.
I have not installed anything recently other then video drivers.
Internet seems to work fine while logged in.
Any ideas? Have all the most recent mobo drivers.......

Asrock z77 Fatality Pro
Core i7 3770k
Kingston X SSD for OS drive.

Anything else in my hardware does not really seem relevant.....

This driving me mad because I am attempting o OC my cpu and gpu and have to reboot a lot to dial it in.

Here is a really bad pic of what I am seeing on the login screen. It takes up to 3 minutes to establish coneection when it used to be almost instantaneous.

Here are some other things I have done.

updated router firm ware: no change
tried static ip: nodda
disabled all virus software: nothing.
diff enet cable. nothing

still having the issue......

I have done lots of searching, but have not quite found this same issue.

A:Issue with logging into Win 8.1 pro. Taking a long time..

Good efforts so far. Static ip is good, even if it didn't help your problem.

Could be rootkit. They affect startup in various ways.

As far as disabling antivirus/firewall goes, that cannot help. You would need to uninstall it to see if it does.

If you have any Himachi software, uninstall.

If you have any VM software, uninstall to test.

If you have Networx software, uninstall.

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Hi everyone, would appreciate any help given here.

I have just bought a new laptop (specs below), and everything on it is working well except the wireless connectivity.
On startup, every program loads quickly (within 10 seconds), and there is absolutely no lag.
However, the wireless adapter does not connect to my network, even though it is displayed in the taskbar dialog box. Only after a good while (on average, 5 minutes) does it connect to the network automatically. Before that, if you tried to do it manually, it would just say, "Windows cannot connect to (network name)."
Even though the connection is strong and stable after connection, it is extremely irritating having to wait that long every startup just for a wireless connection.

Model - HP Pavilion dv6-7105tx
Processor - Intel i7-3630QM, 2.4 GHz
RAM - 8 GB (upgraded from 4 GB)
Graphics - Nvidia GeForce GT 650M (2 GB gDDR5 dedicated)
Wireless Adapter - Broadcom 4313GN 802.11b/g/n 1x1 Wi-Fi Adapter

Thanks in advance!

A:Wireless Connection Issue - Takes long time to connect

I would first check for a driver update.

What A/V are you using?

How far away is your wireless access point?

When you first log on what IP address do you have. Before it connects?

Open command prompt
Click start orb type cmd
Once command prompt opens type
Ipconfig /all

Post the output.

Are any other wireless computers having this issue?

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Been doing some reading and ther are other people seeming to have something similar.  The Thinkcentre screen waits a long time to go away and I have made sure there are no USBs in the boot options and I just installed the latest BIOS ending in 60.  Also there is a long wait after the MS XP scrolling green bar goes away.  I hear the scanner recycle and there is still a long wait of maybe a minute or two before it continues.  Watching the disc light on the CPU, it flashes maybe 1 each second througout that whole time until finally windows continues.  I have not unplugged my external USB external discs yet.Any thoughts?ThanksCarver Smith

A:Long wait time for "System is Starting" to go away long black screen after MS XP logo

Well this is sad to hear that you are having similar problems.  I had hoped it was simply a power issue for mine. My system also seems to start extremely slow very similar to what you describe.  This seemed to happen after I installed a new PCIe graphics card.  I thought it might be that I am just pushing the power source to its limit and had hopes that it would go away when I upgraded.

----------------------------------ThinkCentre M51 (8143-WNV): Intel Pentium 4 (HT), 4 GB RAM, 40 GB 7200 RPM SATA HDD, PCI Tower (4x5), Intel GMA 900, 48x32x48x16x CD-RW & DVD combo, Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet, Win XP Pro, US Robotics voice/data modem PCI, USB 2.0 PCI card

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In Windows 7, it will go into this state where it won't update folders automatically, and I have to hit F5, as well, if I go for example, New->Text Document - it will hang the desktop and take like 3-4 minutes before coming back and showing the file.It is like something is preventing or slowing down the refresh of windows explorer.It happens about once a day, sometimes I reboot to see if I can get it to go away.

A:Windows Explorer Does Not Refresh Automatically (Needs F5) AND Takes A Long Long Time To Make New File

I've narrowed down more the possible causes of the issue: If You disable the Client for Microsoft Networks in properties of Local Area Connection - the issue disappear (maybe only in my case).

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Why is this. Like 10 minutes plus and it still says recycling. It should only take a second. Is it bad to let it continue at its own pace or should I restart the PC and try it again?

A:Recycling a movie from my harddrive is taking long long time.

Let the system do its work. You just want to wait. Usually this don't occur unless it is a huge file. Be patient for a reasonable time. Still if it remains, try logging off/restart.
Take Care

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Hello there & Happy New Year.

I have encountered this particular inconvenience on the 2nd day of 2012 while i was transfering photos and files into my PC with Win7.

In my Win7 PC, all files/folders created or modified within Dec'2011 and earlier are now all grouped under as "A Long Time Ago". This happens when I changed the folder to be "Group by Date" or "Group by Date Modified" with a combo of "Sort by type". I tried sorting in different ways of view to see if I can get it back to what it should be. Then i realised even folder newly created on 25 Dec 2011 is also grouped as "A Long Time Ago" too. I am not sure if this is an intended feature.

The only helpful part is that i will still see the newer files in chronological order if I sort by date modified on top of group by date modified.

I have been using this setting for folder view even for Win XP. As for Win XP, i will get "Yesterday", "Last Week", "Last Month", "Last Year", "Two Years Ago" and ultimately the whole chunk of much older files under "A Long Time Ago". Such perfect chronological order.

I tried to google for a while and not much of returns to this issue I am having. Perhaps majority of people does not group their files/folders in such way. But for me, I like the way how it was displayed that I know i have edited/created/moved whichever files/folders last year, the previous month or ... Read more

A:Win 7 sort by date issue - 2011 files/folders now "A Long Time Ago"

Same for me! Must be a Windows 7 thing, and hopefully someone at Microsoft is onto a fix.

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For a bit of background, I have moderate experience as a user on software, and minor experience with hardware. I am a bit comfortable in the command prompt, but not so much in the registry. Moving forward, I'd say I have almost no experience, however, with networking, so here I am!

Now, recently, I've been experimenting with idea of getting a VPN. I know free ones aren't worth a boo, but I wanted to try one out. So I installed CyberGhost 6 onto my computer. Of course, since it was the free trial it was ridiculously slow, so I didn't use it but for a moment. Since then, though, I have noticed every so often my internet- just on this device- my Win 7 64-bit laptop, the internet fails to be identified, and gets stuck in the DNS Error unable to resolve when I use any browser, nor will any other program connect successfully. Even More recently I noticed this occurs actually only once a day, every day, like clockwork.

Only a full computer restart will fix it. Nothing I do or try through my limited command prompt knowledge (related to ISPs) fixes it while the computer is still running.

Now, since I heavily suspect it was an installed program, I could probably just roll it back to before CyberGhost6/TAP-Windows Provider V9 Network adapters was installed (and I noticed Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapter was removed during installation as well, but I'm not sure if that's affecting it), but I'd rather get to the root of the issue and actually fix it... Read more

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My son was able to keep a Dell laptop that he used in a computing class. He used it for the entire year while learning about Windows 7 and some simple programming. A few months back, he confirmed the key code and reformatted the hard drive.

After a few weeks usage, the invalid copy notice popped up. He consulted his instructor who ended up furnishing another key. Recently, he reformatted again, and gave the laptop to his Mom. She's been using it for two weeks and recently started getting the same notice.

The laptop was donated by a local company who was upgrading as well as the key codes. With the instructor's strong christian beliefs, I can only assume that the key codes are legit.

Short of buying an off the shelf copy, how do I authenticate.

A:Ongoing Authentication Issue

Every time you format, Windows needs to be reactivated. If you believe the key code is legit, then give Microsoft a call and they will assist in activating: How To Activate Windows 7 by Phone Step-by-Step Guide

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This is my first post on here as I have had no joy on other forums.

My spec is:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 380 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3758 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1751 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 463370 MB, Free - 144331 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

I have some RAM issues which are preventing me from running software smoothly and dealing with very few programs at once, much unlike in the past.

Would a HijackThis log be of use on this forum?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Ongoing RAM Issue Unresolved

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Recently I have been having major problems with Windows Explorer giving me an error message stating that an error has occured and it needs to shut down. It happens at random and doesn't seemed to be linked with any particular application. Also I tried to uninstall then reinstall SP2 with the CD provided by Microsoft but towards the end of the Re-install I get an Access Denied Error message and the install is incomplete.
Is there anything in my HJT log that would point to the possible problem??

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:56:05 PM, on 07/06/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Spyware Programs\Avast AntiVirus\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Spyware Programs\Avast AntiVirus\ashServ.exe
C:\Spyware Programs\Spy Sweeper\WRSSSDK.exe
C:\Spyware Programs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
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A:Ongoing issue with Explorer Crashing

Nothing is malicious in this log:

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

O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {BDAD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {62999427-33FC-4baf-9C9C-BCE6BD127F08} - (no file)
O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm

Please run an online virus scan at Panda ActiveScan. Save the results and bring them with you in your next post.

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Windows XP Home SP3
Dell DIM4400
Firefox 3.5.2 / IE6
NVIDIA GeForce2 MX400
Comcast Cable (Modem)

I'm having this problem almost on a daily basis. I'll be connected to the internet just fine and then I'll start getting errors that tell me I've lost my Internet Connection (and of course I'm not able to connect to any sites).

I've been using the Internet Explorer (IE6) feature to repair the connection and for a while it was working to fix whatever was wrong but lately it's been telling me to seek support.

I've been using the WinSock XP Fix and that will work until the next time I lose connectivity...could be the same day, could be the next day.

I took screenshots of the latest report that IE6 gave me when I tried to fix the latest issue:

Hopefully the screenshots will help in determining just what is going on and can lead to getting this connectivity issue resolved once and for all.

Thanks for any help!

A:Need expert help with ongoing WinSock issue

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I have been using a site online for almost a year now, and about 3-4 weeks ago, I started having problems with being logged out of my account too early. It gives me this error message saying "Your account has been disconnected, please log in again". So then I'll have to put in my username and password and start over again and find where I left off on the site. Then once I've been logged in the site and get back to doing my work on the site, it gives me the same error again.

I have talked with reps from the site three different times, and each time they assured me that everything was fine on their end. The biggest issue is that I'm a paid member on the site and I've never had an issue like this before that couldn't be fixed.

I have worked with another moderator on the malaware forum of this site, and have been cleared that malaware itself was not the issue. He then referred me over to this part of the board for help.

A:Ongoing issue with being logged out too early

IMO it's the site's fault. I can't picture an IE solution. Just in case, try a different browser.

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For the past few weeks I have had a series of random internet troubles all with the same symptoms. These symptoms have persisted through a reformat and also a new NIC card. Here are the specifics:

I boot up into my account on windows xp, having the ethernet cable plugged into my Linksys network card the whole time (It's in a PCI slot if that will help.) It shows full connectivity and my internet IP address, subnet, DNS, etc. when I do ipconfig. It does not give me an ip address of but an actual IP address from the dreaded road runner ISP. Note, the router/cable is not the issue as I have been able to plug in my mother's laptop right to the cable and it worked without a hitch. Though all information appears perfect in the ipconfig menu, the computer still will not load any websites in IE/Firefox, ping any ips/websites, or allow me to access the internet in any form.

I do not always have this issue. Most of the time my internet/network works fine without an issue, this seems to be sparatic.

Another thing that happens sometimes during this issue is I will perform the "ipconfig /release" and "ipconfig /renew" commands to attempt to clear any issue with the current IP (even though it may appear as it should) then it may re-assign me to a address. Now when I am on one of the addresses I can access my router page/setup at but when I'm on of the other working internet IPs that my computer gets... Read more

A:Solved: Ongoing Internet Connectivity Issue

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I am having an ongoing issue with my PC. Programs will crash seemingly at random - I performed a chkdsk on my ssd and hdd with no errors detected. I have also removed 3 of my 4 RAM sticks and swapped them over and run the pc for at least an hour with only 1 in at a time in each slot and still experience the same issue.

What has brought me here now is that I have just reformatted and I am still having problems.

Luckily I had my wireless card drivers on an external HDD which enabled me to use the internet (ethernet not an option currently).

However upon loading IE to download firefox.. every time I try to download a program now I get an error or it says the file is corrupted.

Even copying files onto my PC from the external results in the same issue.

I am currently midway through building a new PC so have a range of parts (bearing in mind this build has worked in tandem without any issue whatsoever for the last 3 months)

Core2Quad Q8400 2.66GHz (which I had overclocked to 3.2, and reverted in an attempt to stop the program crashes I was experiencing before the format - a stable overclock for the past 18 months).
8GB KINGSTON HYPERX RAM (though not currently using all the sticks together)
GTX 770
ASUS P5Q Deluxe
Windows 7 64bit

Also, IE has been crashing whilst trying to sign up to this site so that issue is still unresolved along with the corrupted downloads for every file I have attempted so far (firefox, steam, teamspeak3, etc).

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A:Major Ongoing Issue [Programs Crashing]

Completed memtest with no errors. Definitely not my RAM. Another chkdsk. Definitely not my ssd.

There is not a yellow warning symbol in device manager on my gtx770.

"Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)"

I am unable to install any drivers for it since rolling them back - I have however managed to install everything else now (steam, firefox, etc).

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Im having a TDR issue specifically in the game iracing. The game will crash to a black screen within an hour. Outside of iracing the machine will prime95, memtest and 3dmark loop for 12hrs +. I have replaced PSU, Ram, Dual booted windows off either the SSD or HDD with the same issue. Formatted over 15 times, tried every single nvidia driver from 306 to 327, most off a fresh windows install.

I run the game in 3 monitor surround and the issue only seems to happen if SLI is enabled, testing each card singularly has no issues. Bios is most recent. Nothing overclocked. Temperatures are 63degreesC max on CPU, 76DegreesC max GPU.

A:BSOD Tdr issue, tried all drivers, ongoing for months

It is something more than a TDR.

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff88004a140c0, fffff88005fa3498, fffff88005fa2cf0}

Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+1300c0 )

Followup: MachineOwner
Stress test the Graphics Card using Furmark.
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

Check if the Power Supply Unit (PSU) supplying adequate power to the computer or not.
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Is the computer hot? Report us the heat of the computer after a couple of hours of your normal usage. Upload a screenshot of the summery tab of Speccy.

Edit: Its bad that there is no onboard graphics for P67 Extreme4. If you can arrange another GPU (from friends or family, just to test), you should test the situation with that one plugged it.

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I've recently been having this issue with BSOD's on Windows login. I'm currently running a RAID array with 2 Samsung 250GB SSD's. Along with separate HDD of 3TB and 1TB. Other support sites have recommended me to update my AMD RAID controller, as mine is from 2012 in the device manager but i have had no luck in attempting this. Windows automatically restarts and I have access to my computer after each BSOD occurrence. I have also tried a fresh install of Windows with no external software watsoever with no luck as the BSOD still occurs. Ive checked the memory health with no issues stated. Help is appreciated if possible

A:Ongoing BSOD issue with RAID Setup

Your BSODs appear to have been caused by Driver Reference Table
Update drivers in red (remove Asus bloatware from your system).

LGBusEnum.sys Tue Nov 24 02:36:48 2009 (4B0B38B0)
Logitech Keyboard

LGVirHid.sys Tue Nov 24 02:36:48 2009 (4B0B38B0)
Logitech Gamepanel Virtual HID Device Driver

AsUpIO.sys Tue Aug 3 04:47:59 2010 (4C57835F)
ASUS hardware monitoring software related

AiChargerPlus.sys Thu Apr 19 03:17:35 2012 (4F8F67AF)
Asus Charger Driver [br] Likely BSOD cause - haven't seen recently (15Jan2013)

AsIO.sys Wed Aug 22 11:54:47 2012 (5034AC67)
Asus PCProbe Utility

amdsbs.sys Tue Dec 11 22:21:44 2012 (50C7A3E8)
AMD AHCI Compatible Controller driver

hiber_amdsbs.sys Tue Dec 11 22:21:44 2012 (50C7A3E8)

hiber_amdsbs.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

ndisrd.sys Thu Feb 21 03:40:15 2013 (5125890F)

ndisrd.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

ladfGSCamd64.sys Mon Apr 15 20:... Read more

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I have had a lingering PC windows backup issue for months now. Windows keeps prompting me to backup my PC by inserting a removable CD/DVD or USB to perform a backup but every time I inset a DVD/ or CD it acts as if it is going to perform a backup but then the backup fails for some reason. When I press the troubleshooting icon to find the solution, it can't find one. Any suggestions?

Idris Abdul-Latif

A:Solved: Can't resolve ongoing PC backup issue

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My wife's PC caught something earlier this week. She immediately ran an AVG and a SpyBot scan on it but this did not remedy the problem. Last night I identified the culprit (Internet Security 2010, whee). This morning I managed to remove Internet Security 2010 and a variety of trojans, rootkits, and such through the use of a combination of the instructions on this site and one other, basically:Process So Far(Unplugged ethernet and transferred files manually from a clean PC via a USB thumbdrive)Reset some registry, userinit, etcKilled a number of processes (via a script)Scanned and fixed with Spyware Doctor (reboot)Scanned again with SpyBot and then Malwarebytes (some minor additions/corrections) (reboot)Manually checked a few items but everything was scanning cleanplugged PC ethernet in and opened browser, searched for a couple common antivirus sites, all of them redirected to bad addresses or fake search sitesunplugged, scanned with everything again, found a few new entriesRemaining IssuesSo this is where i am stuck now, the current issues are:After about 10 minutes various parts of the UI stop responding. First the explorer bar, then the desktop, then finally any open explorer windows will stop responding - moving open explorer windows prior to freezing will leave refresh trails on the desktopTaskManager will start reporting 0% cpu usage at some point, even System and System Idle stop reporting a CPU usage percentageTaskmanager stops opening after the first few minutes (Ctr... Read more

A:Ongoing Antivirus/Spyware/Trojan Issue

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

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 I have an HP Probook 450 G1. I'm running Windows 7 (64 bit). I have the latest audio drivers (Intel HD audio). I usually use a headset with microphone, but suddenly it doesnt work. This is the second time this has happened, now 2 days in a row. The FIRST time audio would play out of my system, but not my headphones while plugged in. This time, while plugged in, audio does not play in my headphones, or from my system's speakers. Last time repeatedly juggling the same options seemed to eventually work. But this time....it isn't.  Furthermore, no settings have changed. I do not know what is causing the problem, or what the solution is. What SHOULD happen is that sound should play from my onboard speakers, and sound be recorded from the onboard microphone. When I plug in using 3.5 jack) headphones or microphone those devices should take over. http://i.imgur.com/tT5a4VX.jpg

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I purchased a Flex 3 through the Lenovo site for a black friday special and have been having severe problems with it ever since. I'm really at my wits end with what to do with this machine. Sporatically, my physical keyboard and trackpad will stop working and the issue can't be reset until I let the unit battery drain and die. This is no way to use a laptop. I can not figure out a triggering issue for it, it happens randomly.  I have called the tech support hotline 3 times and tried chat twice and no one has been able to help me resolve this issue. The tech support personnel have been extremely unhelpful and have talked over me when I attempt to explain what is going on, and refused to transfer me to another associate or escalate my issue to a supervisor. I feel like I was sold a defective unit.  What can I do? 

A:Ongoing issue with Flex 3 1480 Model 80R3

If it helps, when this happens, my fan runs constantly. The air coming out is not hot. 

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I am about to write a novel here with all of the ridiculousness I've been through. Note: I am an advanced user myself, and I am seeking the help from THE MOST experienced, uber-advanced techies out there. I am going to need to hear the most bizarre, far-out ideas you can think of because I am at my absolute wits end.

Let me first say, BSOD's are only 1 of 3 issues I am having. The others are; -my system just freezing up and rebooting, and -my displays going out (as if the computer went to sleep, even though I have all that disabled) and after a minute or so, one display will come back but the other (the main one) will remain unresponsive.
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Like the title says, this has been going on for well over a year. It's been mostly intermittent, so for a while I kind of just dealt with it, while reinstalling drivers here and there, testing memory, etc. Anything I did seemed to help for some amount of time, till it'd all start acting up again. In the beginning, BSOD's would throw random driver errors... as in THE MOST RANDOM drivers.

Back in Jan, after a fresh reformat and BSOD'ing again soon after, I posted a crash dump on another forum and someone pegged Daemon tools as the culprit. I got rid of that, and I seemed home-free... for about a month. Queue once again, the intermittent issues- some days nothing, some days 2 or 3 reboot... Read more

A:Most bizarre BSOD/rebooting issue EVER, 1 1/2 years ongoing, HELP!!

Dont like a challenge, so this long post is not for me

If you are having BSODs, post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

Without having those, how long the description may be, it will not describe anything at all.

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Hi All,

I imported a text file into the Access but I got Type Conversion Failure Error. All the errors are in the Time Stamp fields. I tried changing the format of but provided options lets me select only date/time
format there is no way I can change the format to long time while converting my imported file. I am getting an additional error file which consists of Type Conversion Failure Error the column name & the row number. How do I change it  to only get
recognized s a time stamp field.

Please help me out in this.



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Hello all,

I have a rather strange problem, from the past 5-6 days, I noticed that whenever I click any icon on the desktop /start menu, my machine just sits there, uses all the resources and after about 90s-120s launches the application. The application works fine without any problem though as it used to. When I launch the same application from the Program Files folder, the application launches very quickly without any problem and without hanging the machine.

Also, it takes very long only when the bare application is clicked, to elaborate, if i click on file.txt on the desktop, it opens in notepad without any problem, if i click on Notepad icon to launch Notepad, thats when the system freezes as mentioned above. This is similar for all applications, I can launch a .fla file from the desktop and it will launch pretty quickly in flash, but if I launch the flash program by double clicking on the icon on the desktop, then I can go have breakfast before i get control of my machine :D

The strange part is that almost all of the applications have this problem of freezing the machine when the icon on the desktop is used to launch the pogram, but only IE launches quickly without any problem.

I use kaspersky anti virus and scanned the machine, did a root kit scan on my machine and nothing came up. I scanned the machine with Malaware's Anti-Malware too and nothing came up. I am not an expert but I ran a HJT scan, and glanced through it, there were no entries that were spurios.
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A:Applications When Launched From Desktop Take A Very Long Time And Use All Resources In That Time

Hello jacksnake,

Have you performed a disk cleanup and a defrag of the system?

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Hi, this is my first post here and I could really use some help.

at some point in time while trying to de-spyware my laptop, it stopped running and reboot itself. When it got to the logon window it gave me no option to login, just a blue screen with the windows xp logo:

any ideas how to get around this? thanks!

A:long time viewer, first time poster. XP startup problem...

Hello Jason and Welcome to TSF

Sorry to hear about your situation. What program were you using to clean out the spyware?

Can you boot into Safe Mode ? (By repeatedly tapping the F8 key until the menu appears)

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It was fast this morning and it loaded right away. It is now taking a long time to load and it is very slow. I tried shutting down the computer and refreshing it and it is still doing the same thing. 

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My Win.XP was too slow so i start to improve is performance. I made many changes since hardware, like increase RAM (before 128 now 635), to Xp configurations like change windows classic display, defrag, cleanup, boot files defrag, use cachamen to optimeze memory usage, desable unused windows xp services , changing registry for a faster turn of and many others. However every first time i launch IE browser it takes more or less a minute to load. Is this normal?How long should take? I then instaled mozilla and i had the same problem. During the short period of time it happens other programs get slower or even got block when i give them some order.But when IE is finaly loaded the other programs desblocked almost instantly. Beside that during this time Task Manager displays 100% CPU usage. Is this the problem?Itīs normal? Itīs because a i have a old Pentium III 735 MHz? In a general way my computer is now much more faster. It should startup faster but thatīs other problem to handle. By the way any one can tell if overclocking will significantly enhance my computer performance?

A:every time I launch IE for the first time it takes to long to load

u should identify which program is causing ur cpu 2 max out @ 100% as that will certainly cause any program, ie or firefox 2 open very slowly! it's not normal 4 that 2 happen... & just 4 grins, memory optimizers r bunk! they don't really work except in the short term. they take resources from other programs 2 increase ur memory size but it isn't long b4 ur usage is back down 2 where it was

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Hi Everyone,

I hope anyone can help me with my problem with my laptop! Currently when I log onto my computer, it takes more than 5 minutes to load. I have already browsed through many threads and have minimized the number of start-up programs. It was a little better but it still wasn't like how it was before.

Also, when I want to shutdown my computer, I have to wait 10 minutes before I will hear the "Windows turning-off sound" and it will shutdown. Does anyone have any clue about how to fix this?

The computer in general appears to be running smoothly once everything is loaded into the computer except for when I want to add/remove any programs where there is a huge lag after uninstalling a program!

These problems started occurring about a couple days ago. I haven't been doing anything differently nor have I installed any new programs onto the new computer. I have scanned for viruses using Symantec Endpoint Protection (and no results) and also used CCleaner to clean everything else.

Here are my laptop specifications:

Dell Latitude ATG D630
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T9500 @ 2.60 GHz
2 GB of RAM
Operating System: Windows XP Professional Version 2002 SP3
If any help can be provided, it will be much appreciated!!

Thank you in advance!

A:HELP! Long boot time and shutdown/restart time!!

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I've been busy with school and I haven't had time to look at my computer seriously for a while. My PC never used to overheat or anything, used to play video games just fine. There was never a problem. However... I installed SpeedFan (it's pretty accurate, exact temperatures as my BIOS) and it's telling me my GPU is 120+ degrees celcius YIKES. Everything else is between 35 degrees celcius and 47 degrees celcius. I've checked my GPU fan and the ball bearings to make sure the fan on the card is running fluently, and it is. My computer is free of dust. I just wanna know what the hell is going on. Now the computer begins to run sluggish due to all the heat.

Could it be my heatsink? Should I reapply thermal paste? In addition, it's using a HP case. I've had this problem before, and I bought a new video card. However, when I bought my ATI Radeon 1650, it started to overheat within a day or two. Any help is appreciated.

A:Overheating for long long time :(

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I have had to reinstall windows, reflash the bios, flash my router, take apart my whole computer and eventually tdskiller found 2 rootkits embedded in my network card. I thought I was rid of it.  But I've had various blue screens lately, weird things pop up in my browser (like browserprotect add-on that I never installed), windows genuine notices pop-up even though this copy is legitimite it came with my Dell over 2 years ago. I've seen strange things again occuring in the networking like Established links to unknown IP addresses.  I've tried combofix and various other anti virus problems. Again this has been going on for over 2 months and whatever it is just won't go away. Here is the dds log and attachment.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16576
Run by kash at 3:06:27 on 2013-05-20
#Option Extended Search is enabled.
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.16247.9737 [GMT -7:00]
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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A:Ongoing issue with apparent rootkit and/or virus attached to network card

I don't mean to "bump" this but since I've posted this message some other strange things have been happening that I really think is important for the person who hopefully is able to help me out with this issue.
1. When I go to virustotal.com to upload a file to check for potential virus's and click "upload" in firefox, upon browsing to c:\windows\system32\drivers, only 2 files are listed!  All the other files in this directory are missing. I've tried starting the browser and administrator, I've tried typing in *.* <enter> to make sure, and nothing.  When I browse to this same directory in windows explorer, all the files are there.  Even when I just blindly type the path to a file in this directory that is there, it does not see it or find it in firefox. 
2. I have had strange things dealing with "Hewlett packard" pop up from time to time. My computer is a dell. My daughter has a very old hewlett packard in her room though.  I never did clean her computer after my initial rootkit.
3. One of the most telling signs oddly enough of my original rootkit that I found in my network card was that my wireless mouse would every so often twitch and do curly motions without me doing antyhing but just move it.  This went away but now it is back.  The rootkit that tdskiller wound up finding originally was called:
c:\program files\broadcom\\MgmtAgent\brcmMgmtAgent and
c:\program files\broadcom\BACS\FADA64.sys
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I'll start by providing a little background. I have been coming here for quite some time and have always been able to resolve my issues without posting until now... I am dealing with a trojan / I don't know WTF this thing is. It started at work on 2 lenovo think pads. Their bios uses the ATMEL 24RF08 has finger print scanning, and if you forget your password you are screwed. The thinkpad t60 is my primary work machine and I was running windows 7 ultimate 64 with a fedora moonshine vitualbox install. I used open vpn for remote desktop between work and home as well as for server access. The first thing I noticed wasn't right was google chrome said it was using a proxy. After some looking into it, sure enough everything was being filtered through a localhost proxy (virtial dns/filter). Well, I stopped using the machine right then and there. I pulled the HD and flashed the bios (with all bios options but usb disabled) to the latest and did a fresh install of windows 7 64 on a complete format. I re-istalled my programs and thought I was out of trouble... little did I know it was only beginning. What ever the virus/trojan is does not seem to concerned with being malicious and is content to do it's thing until it knows it has been found. Well my boss thought I was loosing my mind and gave me a new thinkpad (t61) this time with a fresh bios, fresh xp32 bit install. I didn't even have administrator privilege... Well, after using it for about an hour, same thing ha... Read more

A:Long time coming here first time posting, need HELP!!!!

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I'm having a wee bit of trouble with some share (ad, mal, evil) ware, I'd like you to take a look at my HijackThis log and point out some un-necessary evil bounding and causing my popups on my computer. Another main problem to be pointed out is that..MBKWbar. If I go to Control Panel, add/remove programs, it's registered under there. When I click "Change/remove program" It just blinks, and then it's the same thing there still, doesn't go away.

Here's the log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:30:14 PM, on 3/26/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\RealVNC\WinVNC\WinVNC.exe
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A:First time poster, long time reader.

Welcome to TSF.

Before you do anything else, please create a folder for HijackThis and put it in a permanent folder (like C:\HJT) instead of the Temp folder. This is required because HijackThis will create backups and we don't want them to be deleted. I see you are also running CWShredder in the temp folder. Take it out or install it somewhere else.

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

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that 'Display the contents of system folders' is checked. Windows XP's search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that Search system folders, Search hidden files and folders, and Search subfolders are checked.

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

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Think I may have been hijacked.....Please review and give me your opinion.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 2:09:28 PM, on 1/8/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Visioneer\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\CursorXP\CursorXP.exe
C:\Program Files\Steganos Internet Anonym Pro 6\sia.exe
C:\Program Files\Steganos Internet Anonym Pro 6\sseagent.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\xx\My Documents\Download Programs\Hijack This\HijackThis.exe

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A:1st time poster, long time lurker!

Hi ronobie

Welcome to TSG!

The log is pretty clean actually.

Run Hijack This again and put a check by these. Close all windows except HijackThis and click "Fix checked"

O16 - DPF: {3717DF57-0396-463D-98B7-647C7DC6898A} - http://delivery.inet-traffic.com/intdel.exe

O16 - DPF: {F5192746-22D6-41BD-9D2D-1E75D14FBD3C} - http://download.rfwnad.com/cab/crack.CAB


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This is the 1st time for me to post to a "tech help forum". I am familiar with, and have run on this system, CCleaner, Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, "sfc /scannow" from CMD and the run o' the mill AVG scan.

I remotely access my sibling's computers and update the usual (Adobe, Java, security suites, etc) and run the scans mentioned above. I recently brought home a co-worker's little Gateway Netbook in hopes to release it from the grips of something horrible that is slowing it down to the speed of cold honey running up hill.

After deleting "Webroot with Spy Sweeper", running Malwarebytes, Superantispyware and Ccleaner it has helped somewhat. By the way, I replaced Webroot with AVG 2012, free version.

I followed the "system check" for Windows, only to be told that "no problems were found". All drivers are updated. I ran all of the scans with hidden files unhidden. Now, I'm at a stand still. This system still boots REMARKABLY slow (about 5 minutes) and I am out of ideas. It's time for smarter people than I to have a go at it.

So, would someone please reply with the instructions they would like for me to follow? Thank you, in advance, for your time with this matter. (That was me NOT wildly posting scan results like I see so often here.....lol).


A:"Long time listener....1st time caller"

1) If you think it's malware you can post in our Am I Infected forum. If you want to try a little troubleshooting yourself then:

2) Boot to safe mode. Does it boot normally? If so then:

3) Open msconfig and on the General tab choose "selective startup" (uncheck all three items) and reboot. Does the problem still occur? If not, start adding items back to msconfig one or two at a time, rebooting after each change, until the problem reappears and you'll have identified the offending process. This is clearly a time consuming procedure, but it is the best way to determine if some process loading with the system is the cause of your problem.
After you've isolated the cause, do not use msconfig to permanently disable the process. Instead, if it is a service go to START - RUN and type: services.msc (then press enter) and disable the service OR, if it a program, you can download & run a simple app such as Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel (http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml) to enable, disable, or otherwise manage startup programs.

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I just joined because I wanted to ask a question or so. I completed A+ training early last year. Before that, I had experience with PC's going back to Windows 3.1, so installing OS or even building PC's is not an issue but as always you don't know all the answers.

I previously searched this site for information about swapping the motherboard, cpu (in this case APU) and memory, yet retaining the OS as installed on older hardware.

Initially this went off without a hitch (or so it seemed). On the old hardware, I swapped out the HDD for a SSD, did a BMR or Bare Metal Install (no previous OS) onto it using Windows Home Server 2011.

Worked great, no problems at all.

Undaunted, I picked out a time and place to replace the motherboard, apu and memory I had sitting here. Since its my HTPC, you can understand picking a spot to do hardware or even software upgrades since all the recording happens locally (on the client machine in question).

Then the problems started -

IPv6 was preventing the NIC (Realtek) from working, so I disabled it. Not a big deal if you're not using WHS 2011, but I am so to the HTPC, the server is not online nor is HomeGroups working...

Sort of minor, I know how to fix that.

The next problem and the more problematic was PlayReady. I read here that if you install anything but a new motherboard PlayReady works, but replace the motherboard and it knocks it out, something to do with the MAC address being different on the NIC or Motherbo... Read more

A:First Time Poster, Long Time Reader...

So no reply????

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Building a new pc. Its been since 2009 since I did a brand new overhaul.

Things to consider:

-I have a tj07 and a mountainmods ascension case, capable of holding 2 quad rads on front lower panel
-Yes I will liquid cool the monster
-I have an Areca raid controller capable of running 12 sata II drives
-I have 8x60GB vertex first generation ssds
-I have 27" asus led monitors(two of them but I will be picking up a 30" high res monitor soon)
-I have a black widow ultimate keyboard
-Yes I play mmo's and no I'm not saying which ones.
-I have a 1200 watt gold silverstone psu
-I know what I currently have is good but I plan to piece the machine off and sell/give away most of it(at least the things that aren't listed above)
-I leave for the USAF in a month.

Budget is $4750usd

Any questions just ask. Have at it! Excited to see what contractions my fellow techies come up with!

A:Long time coming... PC buildin' time!

You don't need anywhere near $4-5k to play MMOs even on a 2560x1600 screen. The most demanding games are FPSs and some RPGs. If you're doing a lot of CPU intensive work then go with an X79/3930K build but otherwise a 3570K will be fine, and you'll have a lot of your budget left over.

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I have started my problem in another forum. This is a link to it so you can catch up on the problem and see what i have tried and what i have not. I am moving to this forum as i think this will be a better place for it and i might get more replys.

A:Please Help! I have been trying for to fix for a long time

You might first try updating Windows. If the BSODs continue, follow the instructions at the top of the page.

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:33:04 PM, on 5/25/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\PC Tools Security\pctsGui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lexmark X1100 Series\LXBKbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Lexmark X1100 Series\lxbkbmon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Pure Networks Shared\Platform\nmctxth.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\PC Tools\sMonitor\SSDMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\PC Tools Security\BDT\FGuard.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\KBD\kbd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Users\Mike\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\WH78NZZT\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_us&c=91&bd=bestbuy&pf=cndt
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&tp=iehome&locale=en_us&c=91&bd=bestbuy&... Read more

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It's been a long time since I downloaded ComboFix and I needed assistance, last.. This time I turned off McAffee services and as much of MalwareBytes services as I could - one is still running on my Windows Vista system. ComboFix starts up but gets stuck at the ComboFix is preparing to run, after it backs up my registry. Any ideas?

A:Hello Forum its been a long time

Hello .please note the blue text above this forum about ComboFix.Please go here....Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.Let me know if that went well.

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Hope you guys can help me.

I have a Toshiba Satelitte laptop and in the past few weeks it's taking about 6 minutes to boot up from the log in until all the stuff is loaded and ready to run. Also shutting down also takes 6 minutes ... sometimes longer.

What could be wrong? I know it's a generalisation but if someone can point me in the right direction it'd help then I cn be more specific.



A:Long time to shut down ?

Try this click Start>>Run type cmd click Ok.

In the Command Prompt type chkdsk /r click Enter

You will be asked if you want a check disk to run on next startup click Y and then press Enter

Restart your PC

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Will the individual that responded to me  will you respond back so that i can explain what happened with your last post to my request.Thank You Beep01below is my original post.   ?12-11-2016  ?01-09-2017 07:36 AMProduct Name: HP compaq 8200 slim lineOperating System: Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)Happy New Year Everyone;     I have a HP Compaq 8200 slim line, the OS is Windows 7 professional,    the problem is When I shut down the computer for the evening  it seems to hang up on "LOGGING OFF"  last night it took over 30 minutes for the computer to complete LOGGING OFF and the computer to shut doen. Does anyone else have  the same problem ????????ThanksBeep01

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when i start up my pc it seems to take an unusual amount of time...that's not so abnormal i know. But when this occurs absolutely nothing shows up on the screen for about 3-4 minutes..it's black, no cursor, nada.

Is there something that I can do to tweek this startup.

ps; been to msconfig and taken a look at what sarts up when I turn my pc on...everything appears normal.


A:long startup time

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Hello everyone,
Man-O-Man it is good to be back. Quite a few things have changed for me since the last time I was here, not the least that I have gotten married and now ha a beautiful baby girl who is a blessing (not to mention that "Over the hills and Far Away" by Led Zep is her favorite song for me to play on the guitar, so she is freakin' cool to boot!((Not like Kyle and "Kick the Baby" but you know what I mean.))).
O.K. now to my problems... my wife bought a Toshiba Satellite P-205D-S7439 with the Windows Vista OS( My 1rst thought was great another platform to learn) but I have been able to get around pretty easily. The thing is that she later purchased an external HD (Maxtor One-Touch with 380 gig ) I am a lucky happy man. But within about a week and a half 362 gig were somehow used by ??? ( I am sure I probably pushed the button that I was not supposed to push unless I was wanting to immediatly use 19/20ths of my available storage.)
Now my laptop has 180 gig and I am down to about 15 to 20 gig on it and I would really, really appreciate some direction in handling the required actions it will take to rectify whatever mistake it was that I made in the 1rst place. The folks here are the only ones that I trust with advice concerning these matters, and hopefully someone will be kind enough to guide my blind behind through this mealstrom of technicality that lies ahead.
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A:New Machine, (long time gone) NEED HELP PLEASE

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I don't know if this is an XP problem or a hard drive or motherboard , BIOS, CMOS problem but when I boot up each morning it boots fine through the POST but after the Windows XP splash screen it goes black for about 60 to 90 seconds then it boots up and runs fine, This started after putting in another 512 mem stick and replacing the CMOS battery...TIA...GaryD...

A:Long boot time

You need to go through bios and make adjustments of settings for your
hardware. The time and date are probably off to. When you reset bios
you cleared it, bios needs some attention.

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Hi all, I am relatively new to all this. When I go to start up or restart my PC, it takes much longer than usual. During start and restart, my system seems to go through an additional step, before I get to the the normal Windows XP logo, with the scrolling load-up graphic. Before the XP logo, I am being presented with a whole bunch of numbers and information. It only shows for approx. 45 secs, so it's hard for me to work out exactly what it is all about but on the first few lines it states 'PCI Device Loading' and at the bottom of the screen it also says 'Client MAC Address' It also displays info about USB controllers etc. How can I get my PC to skip this stage and go straight through to the WIndow's XP Load up, as it makes my start up time quite long? This process is not happening on my other computer (notebook). BTW I'm running Windows XP Pro SP2. Thankyou. Jamie

A:Long XP boot-up time

hello ,

you need to run a scandisk & then

now what i need to do is go to your (device manager)

now once there you will want to select from the toolbar of the window(veiw) then a drop down menu / from it you will select (show all hidden devices)

now if you see any (red or yellow) quotation marks , make a note of what they

now go to the (event veiwer) this is thru the (administrator tools) in the control panel
here you will find 3 to 4 subcatagories

you will want to check each of them for this is where windows keeps track of all errors
now you will want to make notes of the errors that have been recorded ( you do not have to make notes of double entries just of the dates of their happenings & how many there is)
you will get more information on the errors if you (right) click them / then select properties


do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to slipstream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )


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