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How to restart touchpad without rebooting computer?

Q: How to restart touchpad without rebooting computer?

Hi
I have an Acer Aspire laptop with touchpad (Elan software). I like to use the tap to click function. About once every few days, the tap to click turns itself off. The first indication I get is often that whole swathes of cells in a spread sheet suddenly select themselves or a tab on Firefox that I've tapped starts moving about with my cursor, as though I'm clicking and dragging. I'm sure it's not the hardware as a computer reboot resolves the problem. When I go into the settings, the tap to click setting is set to on. I have tried turning it off and on but this changes nothing.
I have been told that there's a way to restart the touchpad and reload its drivers without rebooting the computer. Does anyone know how to do this and if it's a simple process I could manage myself. I'm fairly techy but have no programming knowledge?

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Preferred Solution: How to restart touchpad without rebooting computer?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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I just noticed that MSE is frozen - given that the icon says "Scanning" I'm guessing it's been frozen since sometime during last night's daily scan, if not the night before that, etc. etc.

What I then discovered is that I can't kill MSE via the Task Manager - it just says "Access Is Denied". Even running taskkill from an elevated command prompt can't kill it.

That said, how can I restart MSE without restarting my entire computer?

A:Restart MSE without rebooting the whole computer?

It is protected from being killed - for obvious reason.

Restarting the computer is your best solution.

I would...
...restart
...uninstall MSE
...restart
...re-install MSE
But, that is just me.

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Hey kinda in a pretty bad situation right now.

about a week or 2 ago I downloaded the windows 8.1 update for my Samsung Series 7 chronos model NP700Z5C-S02UB I never installed the update after I downloaded it though. During the last week I notices the mute led on my keyboad wasn't lighting up and then tonight I realized the Fn brightness controls weren't working si i went to restart my laptop. When I did that I guess Win 8.1 decided to finish its installation after I had forgotten about it and now my laptop starts to boot shows the samsung logo screen for 2-3 seconds then automatically restarts. I can access the BIOS menu but I can't seem to get to the safe mode menu by pressing F8/ Ctrl+F8 or any combination of that. I was trying to do some searching and i'm seeing that I need to download and update some drivers to fix my issue. My laptop has the NVIDIA GT640M graphics card on it

Any help is greatly appreciated. I have too much important stuff on the laptop to go back to my last backup.

A:Win 8.1 installed on restart now computer keeps rebooting

I came across this thread in my search. it seems some people were having a similar issue.
Just a black screen and a cursor after 8.1 update

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How do I restart DLNA server without rebooting the computer? I've set up my Sony Blu-Ray player to connect wirelessly to my LAN. It does this perfectly. All the settings are correct and I can connect to the internet to reach all of Sony's applications.

The problem is with using Windows Media Player's built-in DLNA Server capability. On a fresh reboot, the blu-ray connects perfectly and I am able to stream media from my computer to the blu-ray. However, at some point when I'm not using the blu-ray, its ability to connect to the PC drops. The next time I go to stream my media, the blu-ray tells me the server is starting but it never does.

If I reboot my computer, it works perfectly again. Every time I reboot though, I stand a chance of losing my entire system. I'm constantly having to do start-up repairs on reboots (but that's another problem entirely). There has to be a service or a file that is causing this disconnect that I could restart or reload or unload or something other than a reboot.

It could possibly be my Kaspersky 2014 doing something weird, but I'd think it wouldn't suddenly decide on its own to disconnect the DLNA server connection. The next time I have this problem, I'll pause all protection to see if that helps.

In the meantime, does anyone know what I could reset when I lose the connection?

A:How do I restart DLNA server without rebooting the computer?

Now that I reworked the title, I was able to play with my Kaspersky. If I pause all protection, the blu-ray can connect to the DLNA server. Once I resume protection, the connection is gone again. It's odd that this protection against my own network isn't there after a reboot, but comes in later. Does anyone know what I'd be looking for in my security software that could be getting blocked? I've found no settings that ask for a MAC address or an IP. I must just be looking in the wrong places.

Yes, I can try the Kaspersky forum, but they've never been helpful before and I don't hold much hope for this either.

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hi friends,
i just installed w7 ultimate in my PC.
after installing OS i just restarted the system. but it is not restarting. monitor is off and CPU light also glowing. monitor shows black screen. it is not responding.
if i forcebly shut down it and start means it is booting normally. while restarting only it is not responding.
please suggest me.

A:rebooting after restart

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Try running a startup repair: Startup Repair

Further information here: What to do if Windows won't start correctly

And here: Windows Vista or Windows 7 no longer starts, and the Startup Repair tool does not fix the problem

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I have restored my computer to the factory settings.( emachine T6520, Windows XP) It went through all the steps to restore my computer. Once it was done configuring it said : click on restart , I did. Once it shut itself down and started to reboot the Windows XP screen came up saying please wait.... Nothing else happens, it just stays on this screen and never restarts. What do I do? I do not know if this has anything to do with it but when it was configuring it went thru 1/36 screens. Once it was on 30/36 it seemed to repeat itself and then it jumped to 36/36 that when it said to click to restart. I have also tried powering down the computer and restarting. It restarts and stays on the Windows XP screen saying please wait...
 

A:Will not restart after rebooting

See if you can start in Safe Mode, then check device manager to see if any drivers are missing.
 

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I have had this problem since I built this computer 6 months ago. When I restart, i dont think the mobo is restarting, because nothing shows up on the moniter, and there is a beep from the mobo when it starts normally, and when i check system logs, there are no logs during the time of the warm restart, the logs dont start until the time of the cold start. I never fixed it because it wasnt a big deal, i hardly ever restart my computer and if i need to, i simply shut it off, and do a cold start. Another symptom is if i shut the computer down for sometimes 1mn to 15mns, it automatically boots back up, it's really weird. It has nothing to do with the virus trouble I recently had, as i stated, this problem was occuring since I built it. The problem might be drivers, anyone know a good place to find all the drivers i need?

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My computer has a problem that whenever you try to restart it,
or shutdown and turn on, it gets stuck on the first boot screen.
(Before windows xp is booted)
I need to restart to install a program, but i need to do it without getting to that boot screen.
Thanks.

A:I need to restart withouth rebooting

Can you boot into Safe Mode? (press F8 at bootup till you get the Advanced Boot Menu) Here go to Start/Run and type chkdsk C: /R and press enter, Now type a Y and reboot the computer. the Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors at the next boot up.

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Windows has downloaded some update files 1607 to drive C but when rebooting it doesn't even start the update at all it just reboots as normal with the update options still present in the start menu no errors just no update attempted.

I've ran the update troubleshooter and tried checking for more updates but it doesn't stop searching for them.
Would it be safe to delete the update files on drive C and see if windows re-downloads them again maybe?

I've downloaded the anniversary update exe. but it looks like its stuck at 0%

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Hi everyone. I made a mistake on a Toshiba laptop. I turned off the touchpad in Device Settings. Now the touchpad is dead & I don't have a mouse to navigate with. I need to restart the touchpad without the use of any mouse. Is there a way to navigate in Mouse Properties to Device Settings to restart the touchpad?

A:Need to restart touchpad using just keyboard.

hi well you could use the tab and arrow keys and the enter button to navigate to device manager.

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Hello,
 
I have purchased a new z50-70 and have had it for a week, part number:59436278. Most of the time the touchpad works very well, but I have found problems when a very small piece of dust finds its way on the touchpad or a very slight moisture is on my fingertips. This is frequently causing the touchpad to not be as responsive as it should be. Frequently, the touchpad won't move properly, just moving slightly when it would normally move all over the screen, I have to either blow air on the touchpad or wipe it with a paper towl or something of that sort to get it to work properly. Sometimes it occurs for no reason also. When the touchpad is working properly the computer is great to use, I am wondering if there is anything I can do, possibly update the BIOS?
 
On an unrelated note, I was using microsoft word earlier in the day and the computer restarted really out of the blue, the screen went black and then the black lenovo screen appeared. I did not to my knowledge do anything to cause this and there was no update pending. I adjusted the position of my computer before hand, is it possible that I may have hit the system restore button? Whatever it was it's very important to me that I prevent this from happeneing again in the future, as I am frequently doing things that I would rather note lose. Any ideas on what happened, or suggestions on how to prevent this in the future?
 
Thank you.
 
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A:Problems with Touchpad and a random restart (Z50-7...

Hi, I tried to search after the solution for my (my girlfried's) problem  with her laptop but I didn't found nothing... The problem is the following :  If she slides her finger on the touchpad suddenly jumps over with 2 - 3 cm or across the screen, or if she wanna click on something jumps over or just simply she cant move on a button because it's "shakes" around ... Sometimes I feel like "somebody" controlls her laptop with an another mouse.  To find out that's the windows 8 's problem or the touchpad's problem we bought a microsoft wirelles mouse and it worked without any problem...  I uninstalled the touchpad driver , tried to disable and enable but nothing helped for me.... Probably the touchpad is faulty ?  I hope so I 'll recive good answer or solution ...

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I have a pavilion dv9000 notebook running XP and every time I change the pointer speed for the touchpad to its fastest setting it will reset itself to the default setting after I shutdown and reboot. I need the touchpad on its fastest setting because of the wide screen and the fact that I don't always have my wireless mouse w/ me.

The only cause I can think of is having a Logitech wireless mouse installed. The setpoint.exe program for the wireless mouse runs in the background whether or not the mouse is connected. Could this be the problem?

Any advice is greatly appreciated!
 

A:Touchpad Settings Reset After Restart

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Can someone give me some advice on how to remove the automatic restart on my XP SP3 based PC which is continuously rebooting without stopping at the error screen that indicates what the issue is?

The error screen is only visible for a second before the reboot begins.

Without Windows access to the startup options, is there a way to disable auto restart?
 

A:Solved: How to edit Automatic restart option when system continously rebooting

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ŬI have a HPTouchsmart 600 PC desktop with windows 10 installed on it.  I used my pc ,and when I was done, I put it on sleep mode.  The next morning I went to use it and it would not boot up.  It goes to the screen that gives me the choice of :   ESC. (Boot Menu)    F9 (Diagnostics)   F10  (Set Up)   F11(System Recovery) .  I can go to these, such as Boot Menu, but I am affraid I will mess something up. If you don't choose any of these, a black screen comes up that says  "bootmgr missing"  "press Ctrl/Alt/Del  to restart.   Nothing happens and goes back to black screen "bootmgr missing"......... Never had any problem before; most important is recovering my pictures.  I have the "My Passport Ultra", Auto and Cloud backup (2TB).  I got to place where I got my computer ready to save on cd disc, but stopped. Take too many discs. It won't let me go to a system recovery point because i am in (i think it's called) recovery mode and I can't get out of it to set a recovery point.   It seems that it is my OS, everything that I've tested says it's ok.Please, anyone with any suggestions.  Thanks, bmw1

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Have Toshiba Satellite L355-S7905 with Vista. Several days ago, my keyboard stopped working. Then followed my touchpad. My power light is also not working.
Keyboard works in Bios and at Startup brand screen. Have uninstalled and updated drivers for keyboard and touchpad. Checked Bios, everything is fine in there.
I redid the computer back to out of box settings. Still didn't work. The computer won't shut down properly when I restart. It will go black like it has shut down but I have to press the power button to completely turn it off and then press it again to get it back up. I flashed Bios and check boot order, nothing.
Now that I redid my computer. My updates hang after updating Windows update agent. I have let it check for updates for 27 hours and nothing. I installed IE9. Disabled firewall. Nothing.
The other day power went out and drained my battery until it went off. When starting it back up, keyboard worked again, and so did restart. After several hours, keyboard stopped working. I have taken battery out, and power plug and pressed power button for 30 secs and then replaced battery and turned it on. Still nothing.
So keyboard is not working, touchpad not working, power light is off even though computer is on, volume dial not working, but did after battery drained from loss of power. It's not restarting properly and checking for updates just hangs for over 27 hours now. Many problems all at once, can anyone help me?

A:Keyboard, touchpad, restart and update problems

Forgot to mention the updates worked when I redid it months ago finally after deleting Norton and norton's registry keys. It finally found the updates after six hours. That was in early March last time I recovered to out of box setting.

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Have Toshiba Satellite L355-S7905 with Vista. Several days ago, my keyboard stopped working. Then followed my touchpad. My power light is also not working.
Keyboard works in Bios and at Startup brand screen. Have uninstalled and updated drivers for keyboard and touchpad. Checked Bios, everything is fine in there.
I redid the computer back to out of box settings. Still didn't work. The computer won't shut down properly when I restart. It will go black like it has shut down but I have to press the power button to completely turn it off and then press it again to get it back up. I flashed Bios and check boot order, nothing.
Now that I redid my computer. My updates hang after updating Windows update agent. I have let it check for updates for 27 hours and nothing. I installed IE9. Disabled firewall. Nothing.
The other day power went out and drained my battery until it went off. When starting it back up, keyboard worked again, and so did restart. After several hours, keyboard stopped working. I have taken battery out, and power plug and pressed power button for 30 secs and then replaced battery and turned it on. Still nothing.
So keyboard is not working, touchpad not working, power light is off even though computer is on, volume dial not working, but did after battery drained from loss of power. It's not restarting properly and checking for updates just hangs for over 27 hours now. Many problems all at once, can anyone help me?

A:Keyboard, touchpad, restart and update problems

Forgot to mention the updates worked when I redid it months ago finally after deleting Norton and norton's registry keys. It finally found the updates after six hours. That was in early March last time I recovered to out of box setting.

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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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Hey, my hp envy  x360 keyboard and touchpad stop working after restart or sleep and the pc opens up in table mode, moreover autorotation do not works. But when I shut it down and start again it works fine. Can some body tell me how to fix this issue.

A:HP Envy x360 Keyboard and Touchpad do not work after restart...

Hello @Deep284, Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums! The forums are a great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community! I read your post about the keyboard issue, and wanted to assist you!  I understand that it seems like you are having multiple issues with the Operating System. Did this issue start to happen recently, or did you always have trouble with the notebook?  Did you install any updates recently?  If so, you can first try performing a System Restore, to set the notebook back to its previous working state. If that does not work, then try resetting the notebook using the following document: HP PCs - Microsoft Push-Button Reset (Windows 10) Next, make sure that all of you drivers are up to date, using the Windows Update. Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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I'm working out of a computer repair shop and we've got an L450 that randomly stops receiving any input from the touchpad.  It seems to particularly happen when you try to do anything "complicated" such as move the mouse as press in the trackpad at the same time, or double tap the trackpad to move something. The only way to have it start working again is shutting down and restarting the notebook completely. We've replaced both the trackpad and the motherboard, and it still happens. So it's definitely a software-side issue. It happens on both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, on both the drivers available from the product page and the newer drivers found through having Windows search for driver updates available online. After some research, I'm seeing that Lenovo notebooks seem to be a fairly common problem across many models spanning the last 5 years or so. Anyone got any ideas? The notebook is sadly 1 month out of warranty, so sending it in is no longer an option.

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 is anyone else having this problem ? I have 2 of these 5555 s and they both have the same problem

A:touchpad 5555 stops working have to restart to regain control.

Which version of windows is on both system ? Windows 10, 8.1 or 7 ? The touchpad is by Dell ? If you don't know, type Device Manager onto search box and then expand Mice And Other Pointed Devices, see image below:

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I have to update my Vaio Update software (version 3) to version 4. The instructions on the Sony website say:

1. Download the file to a temporary or download directory (Please note this directory for reference later).
2. Uninstall the existing VAIO Update and restart the unit.
3. After the unit has restarted, please go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click EP0000162589.exe.
4. Follow the instructions displayed in the installation wizard.
5. After installation is completed, please restart the computer.

All is clear to me, except that I don't know whether "unit" is another word for "computer", or something different altogether...? If they mean the same thing, then the same word should be used. Anyway, I don't know whether I have to reboot my computer after removing Vaio Update 3 or whether I can install version 4 directly after removing version 3. Sorry if this sounds silly.
 

A:Solved: Restart the unit=restart the computer? Didn't understand Vaio Update instruct

ok download the file to for example my docs next uninstall version3 and restart your comp next get the file from my docs double click the exe follow the wizard instructions when finished restart again hope this helps
 

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Hi,
I have my daughter's computer here, trying to fix it. She's a single mom with not much money so she has no way of taking it in and having it fixed. It started shutting down with a blue screen with a bunch of writing on it that shut down too fast to read. I caught page fault and memory dump. I tried to restore to an earlier date, but it wouldn't do it. I tried a system recovery, and it still did it. I did a full system restore and now after it installs...when it goes to reboot...it goes to the boot options i.e. safe mode, last known good configuration, etc. It does it over and over. Sometimes that blue screen with all the writing will pop up before it reboots. Any suggestions, short of shooting it and burying it, would be much appreciated. She was so excited that her sister gave her the computer and now this!

Thanks,
Molly

A:Full System Recovery Then Rebooting And Rebooting And Rebooting.....

Without being able to see the error message, it's hard to tell. But I'd guess it's one of two things: either the hard drive is too full or a piece of hardware, such as a drive or sound card or something, has failed. If the hard drive is too full and there isn't enough RAM to load Windows into, it tries to swap some data over to the hard drive, but being no room, it simply shuts down and dumps the memory. There are things that can possibly be done for this, but more info is needed. If you have upgraded Windows from an earlier version, and the system is a FAT 32 system, you can get in and delete files with a Windows boot disk, such as from Windows 98. Sometimes, you can start the system with something like Ultimate Boot Disk, which uses a scaled-down Linux operating system, and then use included tools to delete or move files.

If a device has failed, the only way to troubleshoot it is to remove devices. If you get lucky, you can find the bad one.

When you restored Windows, I'm guessing you did an over-the-top reinstall, and didn't lose any data, is that right? Or did you do a complete wipe and restore?

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When I try to restart the computer from the start menu it shuts off. It takes about an hour or two before you get the HP logo and then windows starts. It has been doing this for a few months now. Other than this it goes to the internet and does everything
else just fine. At this time I do not have 800 dollars to purchase a new computer. What is the problem. In BIOS there is section that says "BIOS days start, from Sunday to Saturday, with hours and minutes.
What should the parameters for this section be? I have a HP OMNI 120-1120t Intel (Leon) IC NA PC, BIOS LEO_707.rom V7.07, that is running WIN7 PRO 64-Bit Service Pack 1.
How can I stop this from happening?
There are no threads relating to this issue.

Tony A. Smith,III.

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I saw another user had this same issue and have learned from that I need to analyze the Event Viewer and then look at the .dmp files to acertain the posible cause of this XP server rebooting a few times a day without warning.

I have attached the .dmp file here (I cannot get windows to read it).

Can anyone analyze it to see what may be the cause?

Thanks so much!
 

A:Computer rebooting. Event Viewer says: The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck

The minidumps are flagging iaStor.sys and tcpip.sys. Is XP fully udated to Service Pack 3 and beyond?
 

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Hello,

My computer has started restarting itself several times a day... I looked in the event log and see a bunch of these errors (listed below)

Can anyone tell me how to look in the memory.dmp file? I cannot seem to get it to upload on this site, it keeps erroring out. (Perhaps a work firewall) ... I can attach it later if that would help ... can anyone help me figure out what is causing this? This computer was previously working fine. I *think* this loosely correlates with when I updated to Microsoft Office 2010, but I'm not 100% sure about that.

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000007f (0x00000008, 0x8e7e4750, 0x00000000, 0x00000000). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: .

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting
[ Guid] {ABCE23E7-DE45-4366-8631-84FA6C525952}
[ EventSourceName] BugCheck

- EventID 1001

[ Qualifiers] 16384

Version 0

Level 2

Task 0

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x80000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2011-11-03T14:33:13.000000000Z

EventRecordID 28351

Correlation

- Execution

[ ProcessID] 0
[ ThreadID] 0

Channel System

Computer CMCD088574

Security


- EventData

param1 0x0000007f (0x00000008, 0x8e7e4750, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
param2 C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP
param3
 

A:Computer rebooting. Event Viewer says: The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck

How to find and post your Minidump Files:


My Computer > C Drive > Windows Folder > Minidump Folder > Minidump Files.

It is these files that we need (not the folder). Attach to your next post the five most recent dumps. Notice the Manage Attachments button at the bottom when you go to post the next time. You can Zip up to five files per Zip; if you only have one or two you don?t need to zip them, just attach as is. Please do us a favor and don?t Zip each one individually
 

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Hello I am fairly new at these type of forum boards and posting information accurately! So please bear with me!!

I am having some problems with my brother's computer, which used to be a emachine
w888 and lucky for us had never had problems with it till the motherboard before it recently was fried!

So my mom and I decided to upgrade his entire computer and the only part that is actually part of the WHOLE emachine is the hard drive put into the new tower.

So we got in the new barebone system and the mobo in it is a K7MNF-64 with an AMD XP Thoruoghbred 2800+ *even though the reciept says different for our motherboard*. Anyways the computer is running Win XP Home SP2 and whatever is on our emachine restore CD.

Well we turned it on and the computer automatically tells us to select the computer to start normally or boot in safemode with or without netowrking. Well any selction we choose after the computer just reboots.

Now I have checked the cables to the power supply, the IDE cables and floppy cables and everything is in tact and everything is running fine.

But just to seem sure of myself I did boot to the DOS prompt from the restore CD and I noticed with that CD I cannot access the C drive and basically says it is not there! The BIOS does pick up our Hard Drive, so maybe was thinking if that was the whole issue was the hard drive??

But was also thinking that maybe an emchaine hard drive was unable to access on a computer other then an emachine!!

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A:Upgrade computer keeps rebooting after selecting to start computer normally

You're sort of right on the hard not being able to use the rest of the computer. What's happening is windows is trying to use the old hardware from before the upgrade.

It's kind of an easy fix. You will need a full version of windows xp. Basically, you make like you are going to do a clean install. Windows setup will detect an existing installation and ask if you would like to repair this installation. You do. All your data will remain intact from programs to music. You will have to visit windows update and apply any necessary updates.
 

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Help.....Run registry mechanic and norton virus scan this morning they both got so far and both programs shut down; help as to why doing so??

Need Guidance
 

A:XP computer rebooting on own

Run a scan with HijackThis 1.99.1, then post the entire contents of its log here.
 

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My computer had low disc space so I recovered with Vista recovery disc then reinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate upgrade. I chose the option that didn't backup files because the other option failed. After a successful install the picture quality & resolution were so poor you could hardly read the letters so I put my recovery disc back in to recover. My problems then started. Kept getting operating system not found. After 3 days finally got past that; however I now have a new issue: computer boots up to desktop & within 10 seconds it reboots. It has been doing same thing for past 21 hours. Please help as I am in finals week and take my classes online, which is why I tried to free disc space to start with. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Computer Keeps Rebooting

Hello!
Still have issues?
So the only reason you re-installed was because of low disc space?
 

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Hi,

I've got a Pc that keeps rebooting itself, it will stay on maybe for 5 min or so, and then it restarts by itself..I

I check for the blaster virus and nothing was found.

I had the wonderful idea of removing the battery of the mother board, thinking that maybe someone had played with the bios. I believe that removing the battery will set the bios to default. The thing is that now, the machine is not starting, the fan spins and the lights go on but i cannot see anything comming up on the screen...

Can anyone tell me what i have done??????
 

A:Computer keeps rebooting by itself

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Hello!
I have PC with Q9650, 4GB memory, PNY nVidia 1.8GB videocard, Windows 7 Ultimate, ESET NOD32 5.0.95.0.

Everything was fine, but a few days ago I got system restart and it start restarting after 2-3 minutes each time and if I boot normally. Windows 7 Ultimate is restarting every time after a few minutes after I see desktop. I cleaned fan on precessor, and check a temperature with RealTemp and HWiNFO32 applets, but everytnings fine with cooling. After few cleaning it still restarting, but give me more times between restarts, sometime a from 30min to a few hours.
 
So far I suspect a trojan or virus, but can't be sure if it software or hardware issues.
 
I don't want to reinstall Windows 7 and rather will try fix it (of course if it possible to find a solution).
I attached two files with DDS logs.
Thank in advance and please help!
(English is my second language)
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16464  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.5.1
Run by Riverdale at 23:08:38 on 2013-02-25
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate   6.1.7601.1.1251.7.1033.18.3071.1614 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5.0 *Enabled/Updated* {77DEAFED-8149-104B-25A1-21771CA47CD1}
SP: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5.0 *Enabled/Updated* {CCBF4E09-A773-1FC5-1F11-1A056723366C}
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============== Running Processes ================
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
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A:Computer keep rebooting

Hello SGasan116 Welcome to The Forums!!Around here they call me Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.Going Over your initial set of reports and the symptoms you discribe It does not sound like to me that this is going to be a Malware Problem, I will give the computer a real good checkup to make sure that there is no malware on the computer and this may or may not fix your problems, if it does not fix your problem then you may need to go into the Windows forum and ask in there for help. Please keep in mind that we are in the malware forum and I am a Malware removal specialest.I would like to ask you a few questions before we start.1. what makes you believe that this is a malware problem and not a Windows problem or a hardware problem?2. What steps have you done so far to make sure it is not a Windows problem or a hardware problem?Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receiv... Read more

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my laptop has rebooted it's continuously for 2 days. i am on the internet, it seems to lock up, i get a flash of blue screen of death and the it reboots. comes back with windows has suffered a serious error. it lists two error files but i can't find them. HELP! i live and die by my laptop......
i have tried to run windows defender and norton but it locks up and reboots before they can finish.

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i am getting kernel_data_page_error from the blue screen of death, haven't installed any new software/hardware etc. this all started after i downloaded several items from itunes.

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I feel like I'm taking over the forums with all my questions...

So, my computer runs fine when it's idle or I'm doing little things. I built it today, and had it restart on me one time while I was just goofing around on the internet. NOW, I've played a video game (Planetside) twice, and it's shut off twice after about 5 mins of playing, maybe less. Anyone know what's going on?
 

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Not sure what the exact virus is, but the computer keeps randomly shutting down and rebooting itself. No warnings or messages, just shuts itself down and starts right back up. I tried using google figure out what it was and saw the Sasser virus had some of the same symptoms, but I ran some Sasser removal programs and they said I didn't have a Sasser worm, so I'm not sure what it is. I've tried a couple different programs and but had no luck resolving the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Below is a HijackThis Log...Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:44:03 PM, on 6/13/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exeC:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\... Read more

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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.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 explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_Sca... Read more

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my desktop has recently had a problem where it keeps rebooting after the splash screen sometimes it shows a blue screen and sometimes it doesnt:
on the picture below it asks me whether i want to start windows on safe mode or normally and all that but the thing is i cant move its like my keyboard does not work:

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...2/IMG_2921.jpg


it goes through with the countdown because i cant highlight anything:

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...2/IMG_2960.jpg

it goes on to the splash screen:

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...2/IMG_2927.jpg

after that it will show this blue screen sometimes. i cant really see what it says because it goes so fast and reboots right after that but here is what i got:

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...2/IMG_2968.jpg


and this happens over and over again its a cycle..


im kind of a noob when it comes to this stuff but if this is important the OS is Windows XP

A:Computer keeps Rebooting

Try your keyboard in another slot if possible and tap F8 as the computer boots, right from the start. It should give you some boot options. Try getting into safe mode from there and running a sys restore.

If that doesn't work, you may just want to reinstall or repair windows by dropping in an XP installer disk and rebooting. Hopefully the BIOS is set to read from a CD/DVD drive before the HDD.

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My computer won't boot up properly. All I get is the Dell logo screen, then, the Windows XP screen as normal. But just before it's supposed to have the Welcome screen, it starts back up again..over and over. I think I must have done something wrong, because I turned it off before it had a chance to start up (it worked fine before when I did that..).

My computer is a Dell Opti-Plex 260 with Windows XP.

(I'm kind of in a hurry, and I'm sorry if I posted this in the wrong forum.)

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Try running chkdsk /r from the Recovery Console of the XP CD.

Louis

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Hi Folks,

I hope someone can assist with this issue I have been having in the past few weeks.

My pc restarts on a daily basis. Usually every 2 hours. I get the following Windows error:

Error code 000000c1, parameter1 8a4e6f68, parameter2 8a4e63cc, parameter3 00150094, parameter4 00000023.

It is a category (102), Event ID: 1003 error.

Not to sure why its started happening but the only way I can get any life out of the machine is to Ad-Aware SE and remove the cookies that appear on a daily basis.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. And if I have posted in the wrong place, please forgive my ignorance.
 

A:Computer keeps rebooting.

Go here http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic51365.html and follow the directions completely, it's most likely not a Virus.
 

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I used my laptop this evening, shut it down, carried it downstairs to use it and when I turned it back on I got a screen that said : Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt \Windows\System32\Config\Sytem

It then says I can repair it if I boot from the original CD and select R on the first screen. I did this and then it just asks me which installation I want to do, but it only gives me one option. When I select that option (which I believe is C:\Windows nothing happens.

The only other option I am given is to install Windows XP, except when I try to do this it says that there is already an OS on the partition I selected. About a month ago the laptop died and we had to reinstall the OS and erase the hard drive in order to do so. I know that if I install windows XP at this point it will take me back to square one. Everything important was backed up, but as many of you know it takes several days from the reboot to get everything else reinstalled and working on the computer. Last time I had to reinstall all the drivers. So, I would prefer not to do that again. Is there any other way to fix this short of reinstalling the OS?

I'm also curious why this keeps happening. I ran a security scan 2 days ago and we use Zone Alarm for our firewall, so how do I keep getting viruses that disable my laptop like this?

Thanks for any help you can provide. My laptop is a Dell D810 Latitude
 

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For clarity, are you saying you haqve had viruses since you reinstalled XP? Are you able to boot into Safe Mode? If so then access the internet and do a search for ESET's NOD32 free online scanner. This is compeltely safe to do by one of the best antiviruses on the market(you will have to allow them to install their Active X). Let it do a full scan. I would also suggest you go to the Virus & Malware forum here and read the UPDTATED 8 Step sticky.

There are better options than Zone Alarm that don't take up nearly the system resources.

The #1 security against infections are internet habits. One can have the very best in security software but a persons decisions will overrride.

The second best thing is to have a router. I cannot streess enough the absolute importance of a router. Followed by a good antivirus; then a firewall and antispyware/antimalware programs.

Besides ZA, what are your other softwares for security?
 

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I am having problems with a laptop. I updated Spybot from a mirror site (Fast test) and when I went to re-start the computer, it goes through the entire start-up, I get to the desktop, but a McAfee window pops up telling me that Active X control is not updated. (It has been that way for a while, Ive always just closed it). It seems to be stable then, wham, it reboots. I tried a restore point almost a month back with no positive result. I can't figure out, as the only thing that has been done is the update for Spybot.

Spybot does not detect anything. Thanks for any help.

Jeff

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I have a computer that keeps rebooting. The farthest I can get is to the windows xp logo screen. It then goes back to the memory test. Then it goes to the black screen that has safe mode options a "last known good configuration" and "start windows normally. either way i choose it just reboots.. Any idea what might be causing this
 

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I am having problems with my computer restarting out of nowhere. Sometimes when it restarts, it goes all the way through but sometimes it gets stuck and doesn't restart but the power light is still on. I just recently took it in to get repaired and they put in a new power supply. everything was working until that happened. Afterwards, it started with the random reboots/shutdown. Sometimes it would last for 5 minutes before it reboot and sometimes after about 4 hours, it would reboot so its random. could anyone possibly tell me what could cause this. I sent my computer back to the shop to check and they said it ran for them the whole time it was there. Keep in mind I only brought the box/harddrive part of the computer (the main thing). No other cables or parts.

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i checked for dust and cleaned
i also switched outlets to see if it was the outlets
i ran my antivirus and nothing was there

A:Computer keeps rebooting itself

Random restarts are hard to pinpoint.. they can be heat, hardware or software related.. if you don't have any files that need to be saved I would re-install.. but before doing so make sure all cables, RAM modules etc are properly seated.. Make sure all fans are running. Then upon re-installation delete the existing partition and format again.

If auto reboot is enabled, turn it off.

To disable the auto-reboot, go to the control panel. Double-click 'System'. Click the 'Advanced' tab. Go to the 'Startup and Recovery' section, and select 'Settings'. In the System Failure section, uncheck 'Automatically Restart'. You should now be able to see the an error message which will help in diagnosing the problem.
also It might be the bios.

Download\run it to stress your ram
http://www.memtest.org/

How to use Memtest
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic62524.html

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I performed a spyware scan on my daughters computer. When I rebooted the computer it says an error was found use last good configuration. When I try that a blue screen pops up says page fault in non paged area. Computer keeps rebooting don't know what to do?
 

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Hi, and welcome to the TSG forum

can you post the full message you get on the blue screen the numbers and anyfile names will help us identify the problem.

also what spywarescan did you run?
what where the results of the spyware scan?
what action did you take?

any info about the PC would help - make/model/speed/size of memeory etc

try not to keep rebooting - just once and record the message on the screen
also when did this first go wrong
 

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My computer was running fine last nite. This morning, it start up but once get to the login screen, it will reboot by itself. It keeps on doing this until you unplug the cord.

My system: Vista 64, Ram: 4 gig. Plenty of space on hd.

I would really appreciated any help. Thank you in advance.

Silverhalo
 

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an you get into safemode by tapping F8 immedaitely on startup

Did you get a disc with the PC?
 

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Hi

Have a weird problem. The computer just reboots spontaneously with no apparent reason.

Usually the BIOS screen will appear then it will loop back to the BIOS and then give me the options to boot into windows using

safe mode
LKGC
normally

Then I choose one and it will get just to the XP logo and reboot again.

I have ran memtest x86 and it passed
I have ran HDD diagnostics and it completed with a no error code
I have tried an XP repair (came up with various BSOD messages)

I have two alternative left.

Reinstall windows
Buy new power supply

I don't really want to do either needlessly, has anyone got any further advice please?

The PSU is a fujitsu 350w and powers a SATA 150GB HDD, ATI x300se , CD ROM.

Memory has been swapped and new fan put on CPU. The BIOS reports in red that the CPU fan is running at 300rpm but it's an arctic one so I assume thats normal.

ANy further ideas to help me out please?
 

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My pc is rebooting itself approximately every 7 minutes. I am not a hardware person, but am guessing that it may be overheating since I detect an odor from it when it is on. This just started a few days ago. I hope this is enough info. Can anyone give me any suggestions as to what can be done to fix it? Thanks in advance for any response.
 

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A week ago my CPU fan got ridiculously loud. This only happens randomly at boot, Sometimes it was quiet, others loud. Then on Friday night I booted my PC and once it reached the desktop it rebooted after about 30s. This happens every single time I boot normally.
After turning "Restart of System failure" off I got the BSOD. and Technical Info:
0x0000008e (0x00000005, 0x8062e2c6, 0xf48409b0, 0x00000000) 1&4 in the brackets are always the same.
The BSOD also says " Disable BIOS caching and shadowing" but I have no idea how to do that.
I then decided to boot in Safe Mode. I have been using that since Friday, and it never reboots in SM.
A System Restore to days previous always fails.
A MemTest86+, 2 CHKDSK have failed to change anything. The first CHKDSK in Test 4/5 found "Windows replced bad clusters in file 9724 of name \docu~1\user\NTUSER.DAT
Scans with Trojan Hunter and Spybot in SM found nothing. An Avast scan found Malware named "Win32 Vito" and got rid of it, No change though.
When trying to use the Repair console with my XP Disc when it says "Windows is entering setup" I receive another BSOD with the code: 0x0000007b. I wish to use "Fixmbr" and "Fixboot" but can't get there because of this.
 

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As seen in another thread which was having the same problem I got the files in my "Minedump" folder into a RaR file, It may help.
 

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Help - My computer keeps rebooting - even when i enter safe mode - tks
 

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