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How to stop the display from turning off after a certain minutes

Q: How to stop the display from turning off after a certain minutes

Hey BP

Is there a utility to stop my monitor from turning off after a certain of minutes?

i know i can change the power options to never but its hassle

any body know off any?

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A: How to stop the display from turning off after a certain minutes

I believe that you are refering to the screensaver that clicks in after x amount of minutes.Go to control panel,click on personalisation,click on screen saver.Their you will see a wait till probably ten minutes.Alter it to what you want.I have mine at twenty but the option is yours.This was more for the older type of monitors to prevent a image being burnt into the screen.

Hope thats what you are refering to.

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I have a Lenovo T400 laptop running Vista. I'm trying to watch Netflix on my computer hooked up to my TV and Vista keeps shutting off the laptop display after 15 minutes or so of inactivity. The sound keeps going, so the computer is not sleeping, the display is just off. This happens even when I am not hooked up to the TV. I have set my Power Options to never shut off the display, never sleep, never hibernate, but it shuts off the display anyway. How can I stop Vista from turning off the display?

A:can't stop Vista from turning off display

Have you checked your Lenovo T400 Support webpage to check whether there is an update/fix available regarding this issue?

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I would like to know how to keep the XPS 15 9550 from resizing open windows at various events, such as turning off the display after a few minutes of inactivity, lid close, going to sleep/hibernate, when changing from AC to battery and vice versa...
I would also like to keep windows open on the external display in case it disconnects for a while, the way I had it set up on my previous Lenovo laptop. Currently they are all moved to the primary window in case of a disconnect - and not only an actual disconnect but also upon entering or waking from sleep etc. It is a pain having to redistribute 10+ windows back to the external display...

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I am running Windows 10 Professional 64 bit. Whenever I set the option "Turn off the display" to "Never", it reverts back to the default "15 minutes". This is under the "High Performance" profile. I have never, since Windows 3.11, ever had a setting change itself back. I have tried to change it and restart. It will either revert upon restart or shortly after. It will revert back even if I do not restart.

A:Power Option for "Turning off display" remains at "15 minutes"

That sounds like my problem - I leave the computer for an hour and it is shut down (I think sleep mode). I just need to hit the power button and it comes on to where it was when I left - but 2 of my USB devices are lost so I have to restart the computer anyway.

I changed all the power settings to NEVER. But his doesn't seem to make any difference......

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My PC keeps turning off every 10-20 minutes without any warning or anything and I can't turn it on for 5 minutes after it turns off and it doesn't save anything, I don't get the BSoD or the overheating message so it's not crashing or overheating, I don't know what to do please help me. PC Specs:

OS Name Microsoft Windows 8.1
Version 6.3.9600 Build 9600
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model HP ENVY dv6 Notebook PC
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel (R) Core (TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2401 MHz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Insyde F.28, 7/25/2013
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Baseboard Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 5.89 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.00 GB
Total Virtual Memory 8.89 GB
Available Virtual Memory 4.41 GB
Display adapters, Intel (R) HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Batteries Microsoft AC Adapter, Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery

A:My Laptop keeps turning off every 10-20 minutes

Have you checked your power settings? Also either download Speed Fan or Hwmonitor. In order to check your temps. Sometimes you will not see a warning for your laptop over heating. It will just shut it's self down.

Both softwares can be download here at Techspot. Under downloads.

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Hi All, A couple of weeks ago we have a strange behavior with our Lenovo Flex 2 Pro. The notebook is turning off at exact 30 minutes, in the BIOS or in Windows this is make no differents.Now i googled a lot and found a lot of the same problem and all replaced the mainboard. I hope offcourse that we don't need to do that because the mainboard is around 350 dollar. Specs of the notebook:Lenovo Flex 2 Pro 80FL (I7-4510U) Already tried:- BIOS updated- BIOS resetted- Intel ME Firmware upgraded- Windows repair - Virusscan + Malware- Monitored the heat of the laptop- Replaced the cooling paste to be sure of the CPU and GPU- Removed a lot of components to test what the problem is (SSD, Audio, SD reader, Battery, CMOS battery) Hope one of you have a solution.

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Hi There, Every time when I am using my all in one as an external monitor connected to other computer, after 10 minutes it turns off, even when I'm using the computer. So I have to press the power button again to turn it on. Is there a way to fix it? Kind Regards,

A:HDMI-in turning off after 10 minutes - Acer Z1 621

maybe it's not related but....press windows logo key + xclick on Power optionsclick on change plan settings on the select power plan click on change advanced power settingsclick on Sleep - Sleep afterselect neverclick on Hibernate afterselect never click on applyclick on Save changes if availablereboot and then try if it turns off after 10 minutes.

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i'm going to make this quick before my computer crashes again

basically my taskbar stops responding and i can't bring up the task manager to perform any functions and my apps perform very slowly even though the processor is only working at less than 20%, but if i bring up the task manager before the crash happens i can turn off explorer.exe and have the applications work normally without explorer but my internet does not work any more

i don't know if it's related but recently my firefox browser just keeps crashing and then asking me if i want to restart (it does this about 3-4 time before i can actually use it)

i try to run anti-virus but when the taskbar stops responding everything else stop so i can never get through a scan, so i don't know if it's a virus or something similar, which is why i'm posting it here

please can you help


A:Explorer Crashes After 10 Minutes of Turning On Computer

its possible your cpu is overheating check for dirty heatsink and clean it if clogged with lint. or a sign your power supply may be failing or failed. post back with results

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Whenever I turn on my computer, the internet doesn't work for the first 15 or so minutes. It used to be able to work right from the start, but now it doesn't. Is there anything I can do? I tried looking to see if my drivers were outdated, but can't tell if they actually are.

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A friend of my brother accidentally broke his Laptop the other day, and I'm trying to see if there's anything I can do to repair it. I'm not exactly sure what he did, but when he broke it, it apparently broke the monitor and killed the hard drive. Replacing the hard drive isn't that big of a deal, and he says he doesn't mind using an external monitor for it (though the monitor does still work, though it has a large crack through it now... which you can see here http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo151/Superbark/Photo-0009.jpg ).

Unfortunately, whenever I try to turn on the computer and run some things like diagnostics and whatnot, the computer keeps randomly shutting down. I think the fan is still working (since I can hear it), so I don't think it is overheating or anything (I could be wrong though, but the bottom never feels scolding hot or anything). Here's the strange thing though; whenever I plug in the Laptop and I have the battery in, the computer will turn on just fine (though it will shut down in a couple of minutes, like I mentioned up above). If I try to turn it on when the battery is out, but still plugged into the wall... it won't turn on. If it is not plugged in, but the battery is placed in, it'll turn on (then shut down in a minute or so). If I have both the battery in and have the Laptop plugged into the wall, then I remove the battery... it'll still work, but still shut down again in a few minutes. What'... Read more

A:Solved: Laptop shuts down minutes after turning it on

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First of all:
1. This computer has NO VIRUSES and NO WAREZ and NO INTERNET EXPOSURE.
2. This is not a laptop.
3. My Brother from Michigan sent it to me by mail, and I am guessing that is the reason this computer is so ****ed up.

Ok, well this is a very expensive computer (would be able to play half life 2). And well, after my brother sent me it (by mail), it seems to act like a god damn 80 GB Ipod (low battery life in under 1 hour etc.....). But of course, I plug in the device with all sorts of computer cables, and the same results happen. After a few minutes the god damn computer turns off!

When I set it to 115 V this happens!

So I set it to 230 V and well the BEEPING miraculously disappears! But then the monitor doesn't turn on.

*****!!!!!!! I am so mad!!!!!! And I am not a computer genius.


Can somebody help me resolve this?
Do I need a new powerbox?

A:My Computer Keeps On Turning Off After 1 Minute to 30 Minutes of Power On.

setting the wrong voltage on the PSU will fry your system.
NEVER mess with voltage settings. If you're lucky - all you will have to replace is the PSU. Please do not CURSE in techspot. Not only is it a sin, but some (like myself) find it offensive.

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I know this has been asked a million times on the web already but its seriouslly annoying me now.

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) keeps turning the monitor off after 15 Mins of in-activity.

However - before it does that at 14 Mins and 30 Seconds it sorta does a quick flash - then at exactlly 15 mins does the turning off.

All the power options are set to Never. (I have even created my own power plan for this)

I have never had this problem on this PC before - this is a new install - and since then it has been doing this.

(That makes me reluctant to think its the BIOS or Video Card)

Any ideas would be most welcome?

Thank you in advance.


A:Monitor keeps turning off after 15 Minutes(Power Options are on Never)

Hi I think it might be your monitor's setting. Also check in the monitor's menu if you have any power saving options enabled.

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I have recently done a system restore to a factory state. After reinstalling all of the programs I noticed that right after restarting my computer it actually is pretty fast, which can be especially seen by rght clicking on desktop or opening folders. However, few minutes after running it suddenly slows down simple things like right clicking on the desktop make me wait few seconds. Right now my computer has been running for few minutes already and I can see the text lagging a little as I type.
I have Avast, and I did a quick scan with malwarebytes just to make sure, but it didn't detect anything.
When I check the task manager I noticed that before it starts lagging, the CPU is below 10% if im not doing anything and even when when using some programs its pretty much always below 60%, however after it starts lagging, it jumps to 100% if I do as simple things as right click. I disabled most start up programs, but it didn't help. Any help would be appreciated.

I began to suspect overheating and so I decided to clean out the fan. So far no problems with lag anymore. ^^

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about a month ago, I began to down load microsoft updates and now my machine will not stop turning off and on. It gets to the windows screen, then shuts down to a black screen view.

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How do you stop Windows Messenger from turning on at Start Up?

Thank you in advance.

A:How do you stop Messenger from turning on at Start Up?

msconfig----> startup tab ----> and uncheck windows live messenger

then you can save it and reboot, or save it and wait till your next reboot to see if it worked

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When my laptop is sleep mode, if I left click with the mouse it will turn the laptop on.

Is there any way to disable this functionality?


OS is Windows 7
Mouse is a common Logitech B100 optical mouse

A:How can I stop my laptop from turning on whenever I click

If wired, pull the USB plug out. If unwired, turn the switch to off. We turn our wireless mice off when we put our netbooks to sleep. (MS and Logitech).

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My Acer Aspire One D255E notebook is only a couple of months old and has started turning itself off unexpectedly.
First I noticed when I closed the lid it started to turn off rather than just sleep. When I opened it up I would get a message on a black screen giving me the option to restart or delete something to restart (sorry i didn't really understand this message), only the second option worked and just seemed to have the same effect as restarting but quicker!
Now it also turns off randomly when I am using it.
I don't think it is over heating, there is no sign of this. It turns itself back on straightaway without me having to do anything.
The screen just suddenly goes black and has a small white flashing line in the top right corner, then reboots itself, all programs closed and unsaved data lost, but working fine again as though I just turned it on.
I'd be grateful for any advice, thanks a lot

A:Anyone know how to stop my laptop turning itself off randomly?

Sounds like some sort of power problem.

If it's only a couple of months old you should call up and get it checked under the warranty.

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This is a challenging one that has left me stumped. HP Touchsmart TX2-1375DX is the model. Fresh Windows Ultimate installation and almost immediately the problem arose. At first a reboot resolved it then it returned with a vengeance. I currently have the WiFi card disabled on it because it's the only way to get it to stop! Running it off the Ethernet card with no problems. It first had the newest drivers offered by HP then the latest drivers from the manufacturer. An HP high level tech on their forums has run out of ideas for the issue which is why I'm here. I bought a new card and it didn't resolve it. OS installation didn't either. I'm just baffled and never before have I encountered such a head scratcher, (and I'm usually good about noticing the little stuff..)

I hope no one minds this link but it's the best way to get whoever can help on board with the issue and to see where it began to look hopeless while dealing with HP. It's a pretty thorough write up:


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I keep getting the tray icon for an update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service pack 2.
I click on it, I click on Install, it installs, Pop-up says Installation complete. I restart the computer and within 2 minutes the same notice pops up in the tray for the same update.
I've clicked on Install, etc., etc.over and over and it still comes up within 2 minutes.
How do I get rid of this annoying thing?

A:Updates every 2 minutes????? Won't stop!

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If i turn off the power to my PC and then reboot i get a stop error c000021a. I have to boot to safe mode and boot to last known config and sometimes even have to do a sys restore to get it up and running . Other than that my PC works fine . I have no problem as long as I dont loose or turn my power off .
Thx in advance

A:stop error on boot after turning off power to PC

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I have Vista Home Basic, and I know that Vista prevents viruses from tampering with the System Restore folder. A few days ago I was the lucky recipient of a rootkit/trojan agent, which was able to turn off System Restore and delete/damage/prevent System Protection from working. By turning off System Restore, the virus effectively deleted all restore points, thereby preventing my computer from recovering to a previous state. This seems to negate any benefits of tamper protection.

Is it possible to prevent anything from disabling System Restore? Thanks for any advice.


PS. Although I was unable to use System Restore I was able to press F8 at startup and select "Last known good configuration." This has not removed all the issues, but it seems to have gotten rid of the really nasty stuff, and System Protection has returned.

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I have Vista x64 fully updated, and when I play DVDs or AVIs in WMP 11 the screen turns off after 20 minutes. 20 minutes is set in power management, but I have WMP "Allow Screen Saver during Playback" unchecked. Why does my screen turn off??

Thank you,

A:vista x64 wmp doesn't stop screen from turning off

I figured out the problem.
ionipti: Downloaded NVIDIA driver? Screensaver may still turn on when playing a movie in full screen

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i have att yahoo dsl, and it is attached to my dlink di-524 router. when downloading large files, they stop completely after about 2 minutes. (my computer is not wirelessly attached to my network.) I'm hoping this is a simple router or modem setting. any help would be appreciated. (i'm running xp) As soon as i try to go to any website, they take off again at about 160k

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IE and Firefox freeze up and are not closing properly after a few minutes of surfing on-line. I'm running Vista and I run AdAware and Avast! Anti-Virus on a regular basis but they haven't picked up anything. I also run Ashampoo WinOptimizer 6 to speed up my computer when it starts to run sluggish. Here is the HiJackThis logfile.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:27:26 AM, on 4/15/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Program Files\Sony\AppMonUtil\AppMonUtility.exeC:\Program Files\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exeC:\Program Files\intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO PC Wireless LAN Wizard\AutoLaunchWLASU.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:... Read more

A:IE and Firefox stop working after a few minutes

Hi chernobylgoo and welcome to Bleeping Computer.Sorry for the delay in response to your thread.If you still need help:Download OTListIt2 to your desktop.Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.
Copy the lines in the codebox below.
drivers32 right click in the Custom Scans/Fixes window (under the blue bar) and choose Paste.
Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.
When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTListIt.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTListIt2.Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply.Thanks

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Hi all, this has been driving me nuts. I have searched the web for an answer, they seem varied, I have tried so many but with no success.
I am running XP, both IE and Firefox stop working withing 10 minutes.
Have disabled all start up programs. Have run numerous anti spyware programs. Have deleted all of the junk.
Have run the winsock fix.
Can ping websites with success.
I am currently running an online virus scan which curiously is still working after 20 minutes. I am writing this post on another pc.
But both browsers stop responding within 10 minutes.
I have tried system restore, it doesn't work. I have uninstalled IE7, IE6 doesn't work either. I have had the phone line checked by the ISP, all seems clear. I have a new modem.
I have switched the computer to another network, same problems.
Short or reformatting the hard drive, could the suspect be a bad network card? We have had numerous storms lately.

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Link to minidumps and computer specs - https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=7A622E0A519852BA!112&authkey=!APBQoKPW0h82Qbc&ithint=folder%2cdmp2
Link to other relevant things that may prove helpfull - https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=7A622E0A519852BA!283&authkey=!AD9M94GsqT7T8RI&ithint=folder%2cevtx1
These errors have been going on for months now, I originally ignored them but they became more frequent up to the point where my computer gets the irql_not_less_or_equal stop screen every half hour or so.
I have updated my drivers and unplugged all USB devices and the crashes still persist.
I have also ran MemTest86 and got no errors so I do not believe the stop screens are caused by memory (although I know that what the error message suggests).
I have posted on other forums but have got little to no help, I appreciate any effort to help  - Tom

A:irql_not_less_or_equal stop screen every 30 minutes

I'd like to see this report also: systeminfo:Please open an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt and type (or copy/paste) "systeminfo.exe >%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\systeminfo.txt" (without the quotes) and press Enter.  Then navigate to Desktop to retrieve the syteminfo.txt file.  If you have difficulties with making this work, please post back.  Then zip up the .txt file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.

 Your UEFI/BIOS (version F5) dates from 2014.  Please check at the manufacturer's website to see if there are any UEFI/BIOS updates available for your system.  If you are able to install the update through Windows (without booting from an external drive), then go ahead and update it.  WARNING - if the computer might shut down during this procedure, please don't do it, as this may physically damage the computer and prevent it from booting.There are several ApphelpHardBlock errors in the WER section of MSINFO32.I suspect that this means that you have incompatible software installed.The ApphelpHardBlock message means that an incompatible program has been blocked, but it does not specify which program it is.Please check your older software for compatibility with this version of Windows.Many Windows Update failures in the WER section of the MSINFO32 report.Please be sure that you have ALL available Windows Updates.If receiving errors, please post back for further assistance There are BSOD's li... Read more

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I am trying to find out why the internet stop working after using it for five minutes. The other 2 PC in the house seem to be working fine. Just wondering if you could have a look at the hijack log file and tell me if there is anything that might cause the problems.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:42:14 PM, on 19/05/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam10\QuickCam10.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LComMgr\LVComSX.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security 2007\pccguide.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\Q... Read more

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This happens on both my Win 7 32bit starter notebook and 64bit win 7 home premium desktop gamin pc

So i plug my usb in and i can surf and open a file but then it just freezes what i have open and then the usb stops getting read, and instead of it saying how much space it have it just says FAT32 and i cant open the usb till i replug it in, and the same happens

when i plug the usb first in it comes up with some files are broken or need fixing, and you can repair them with that thing the comes up. but i skip that.

Also i am using a Sandisk memory stick.

Any ideas anyone?

A:USB Sticks Stop Working After A Few Minutes


Did you pre-format these USB flash-drives to FAT32 prior to writing the files to them? What type of files are written to these USB's?


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I try to open any program after a few minutes and none of them will open. I get a virus popup of torp.exe sometimes at startup as well. Please help.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:40:48 PM, on 4/10/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink DVD Solution\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 4300 Series\lxcemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 4300 Series\ezprint.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\dvd43\dvd43_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Elaborate Bytes\VirtualCloneDrive\VCDDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support\DSAgnt.exe
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A:Programs stop working after a few minutes!

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Hey there,

I've been researching this issue for over a day and have yet to find any solution.

I have windows 7 installed now, upgraded from Vista and everything worked okay originally. Now, when I plug in any of my USB sticks, they work initially but end up hanging after a few minutes or when I try to replug them in, the OS says the device has malfunctioned and isn't installed correctly.

The same goes with my iPod. The only thing that works is to leave it plugged in and restart the computer, then it will work again for another few minutes before it stops recognizing USB devices. I don't have any other devices connected, so that isn't it. I tried uninstalling all the USB drivers, restarting, letting them reinstall and the same thing happens.

Any solutions to this problem?

A:USB Devices Stop Working after a few minutes

Hi and Welcome to Windows 7 forums. Fill out your system specs what motherboard ram ect. I had this same sort of problem nothing would fix it. I ended up getting a different motherboard. Motherboard I had was from MSI.

What USB Universal Host Controller is your MB using ?

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I have a laptop and I want to be able to turn off the display with my power button or my Fn buttons. After looking at my power options and extensive google research, I haven't found anything like it. Fn+6 doesn't work on my computer and I don't want to download a program, nor do I want to write my own. I just want to turn off my display while I'm downloading something while I sleep. Thank you for your support in advance.

A:Turning off my display

I was almost going to code a program for turning off display but then I realized you don't want to download any program. In that case, you have the good old method:- Click on Start Menu (The round blue orb on left-bottom with Windows icon inside, it glows when you move your mouse over it)- Type Power in the search box (you can type in lowercase too)- You would see Power Options popup in the Start Menu search programs. Click on it.- This would open a window with title Power Options this window controls power settings.- Now look carefully (yes don't miss) for Choose when to turn off display. It would be on left side menu. Click on it.- Now set the time to turn off display from the drop down list. If your computer is idle (no keyboard, mouse input) for that much time, your display will turn off.- Click on Save changes.Now you can sleep and after so much idle time (that you set) your display shall turn off.If you are old school and like command prompt(well DOS is long gone), I have something for you too,- Click on Start Menu - Type cmd in the search box- You would see cmd.exe popup in the Start Menu search programs. right-click on it. and select Run as administrator- In the command prompt window type the following pressing Enter after each line :powercfg -Change -monitor-timeout-ac 10
powercfg -Change -monitor-timeout-dc 10Here 10 means 10 minutes (your screen will turn off after 10 minutes of idle time). You can change it to what you like.

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Hi, I'm having a problem with windows 7. Recently my home built HTPC running win 7 home premium x86 began having display problems (it was connected to my plasma via HDMI). The display would flicker, turn off, turn back on, turn back off etc. This got worse untill it mostly just stayed off. I replaced the graphics card but the problem persisted. I reinstalled windows and after a day or so the problem came back. So, I went all out and built a new shuttle HTPC with all new components, and installed win 7 x64. Where possible I used alternative applications (cyberlink burn2go instead of nero, powerdvd10 instead of media player classic etc.) After 2 days yet again my display turned off!
Is there a problem with a windows update that could cause this?
Surely I can't be the only one?
Please help,
Spence Newman.

A:Display keeps turning off

Hi, welcome to the forums

If new hardware and a clean install hasn't solved the issue then you need to start looking towards the TV as the issue

Do you have the possiblity of testing your HTPC on another TV to test that it works as it should?

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Hi, I have a Dell laptop and the monitor is set to go off after 20 minutes of inactivity. (also set never to go to sleep)

Just a quick question, does this stop processes like scans etc. or shut off hardware?

Also, what are the disadvantages of leaving the display on?


A:Turning off display

Disadvantages of leaving the display on:
Power consumption (bad for the planet, bad if you're on a battery)
Anyone can see what you were doing at a glance (though if that were a problem you should lock the machine, letting the screen go off is hardly secure)
It might not last as long.

And no, it shouldn't stop anything at all. Virus scans keep going, defrag keeps going, even movies continue to play, albeit you can only hear the sound.

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Hi! I have a computer with the following configuration: i5 4460, ASRock B85M-DGS, 8Gb ram HyperX, Sapphire Radeon R7 265 Dual-X (with latest video drivers 15.7.1), SSD Kingston v300 120GB, windows 10 with latest updates and my display is LED Samsung LT22D390 22 inch. Every day, about 5 minutes after I turn on the computer, my display is turning off and turning on after I click the mouse. I put in power options ?turn off display? to never but nothing changed. On windows 8.1 I don't have this issue. Any help is appreciated

A:Display is turning off once a day

Is that a 12 VDC display? Have you checked the connections to the display?

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I just reinstalled my OS and drivers and such and I can't stop my desktop from going into sleep mode. I went to power options and turned the sleep and hibernate values to 'never' but it keeps happening. Any fixes?

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I've turned off animations and I've googled every which way I can think but I still have this problem.

I've recently updated to excel 2013 and when I type in a cell buttons turn off in the ribbon, so I can't for example centre or bold whilst typing which of course I wouldn't want to do anyway. When I'm done and move to next cell they all turn on again, then when I start typing they turn off. I have a couple of spreadsheets I update manually by quickly moving between cells and updating and this means the some buttons on the ribbon are constantly flashing on and off and on and off and it's very very annoying.

Any ideas. It's obvious to me I can't format a cell until I'm finished entering data and it's obvious I'm not finished until I've left the cell as that's when I can see whether it's been entered correctly.

Thanks for any help.

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After being on phone with HP to improve performance on my Pavilion a410e running XP Home, I started experiencing difficulty keeping my browser working. After about 10 minutes, I get "cannot display page". I have since tried Mozilla and Netscape with similar results. Odd thing is, I still have IP address and can ping sites such as yahoo.com. Only solution seems to restart computer, afterwards, browsers work for another 10 minutes or so. To speed up computer, HP had me use MSCONFIG and remove items from start-up and services. Also had me remove one entry from Registery (Explorer/Name_service). HP had me verify IE settings and even reinstalled browser. Checked with ISP and they say everything is fine. I've tried System Restore with 5 different dates but all end with "Cannot complete restore". Someone recommended replacing network card but I've had similar results when using a wireless connection through USB. PLEASE HELP!

Just in case, here's my HijackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:17:51 PM, on 2/15/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\D-Link\AirPlus XtremeG\AirPl... Read more

A:Solved: Browsers stop working after 10 minutes

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Hello, I have been posting here for the past 2 weeks and have not found a 100% clear answer for my problem. First off, my computer ran fine for about 5 hours after a 10-day vacation and just an hour ago I got a BSOD Error 0x00000050. I have ran Memtest and it shows a lot of red layers/lines, but it took about an hour to get 1 pass and I got a whole list of red lines with numbers. I'd be glad to do the memtest in which I take test 1 RAM stick at a time tomorrow. When I startup after the BSOD, I get an error from my AMD Catalyst Manager saying my display drivers need to be reinstalled. My device manager shows that my AMD Radeon 7800 HD Series and Intel HD Graphics 3000 have a yellow triangle and an exclamation mark. My build is exactly a month old today and it really sucks to have this happen to me because I spent all my summer job money on this build. If reformatting or purchasing a new part fixes this and it is 100% that it will fix this I would be willing to do it. Right now I am in Safe Mode with Networking and I have provided you guys with my Seven Forums Files. Thank you for all the awesome support from this forum!

A:BSOD While doing anything for 10+ minutes STOP Error 0x00000050

I have ran Memtest and it shows a lot of red layers/lines

That indicates a defect in your RAM stick(s). You should test each one at a time to identify the problematic one.

Your AVG software is also involved, I would recommend removing it.

BugCheck 19, {3, fffffa800789c5e0, fffffa800789c5e0, fffff8800789c5e0}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\avgidsfiltera.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for avgidsfiltera.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for avgidsfiltera.sys
Probably caused by : Pool_Corruption ( nt!ExDeferredFreePool+a53 )

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Hi. I've had to give up using my Yoga 910 due to constant blue screen with a Critical Process Died error. I have spent countless hours trying to resolve it but seem to have failed.It started about a week go and just became ever more frequent. It happens randomly either when actively working, or just when the machine is sitting idle. When it crashes I notice that it doesn't boot back to Windows. It says it can't find a boot device. After a few minutes powered down it will restart, and then crash again within minutes. I read many forum posts and followed all the guidance, including scans of SSD drive and memory.No errors were found. There is no malware, and all drivers are up to date. I did a Restore of Windows 10 as a last resort. After it booted it lasted about 10 minutes before crashing again. i've had to give up and go back to my old Acer. Can anyone suggest what might have gone wrong and any other potential fixes? I did not add any new hardware, and also tried a restore point to a few weeks ago but that didn't help. I'm stuck and frustrated! Thanks

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I'm very sorry for posting a lot, but I've been getting so many problems and BSOD with my computer lately. I believe it's a memory problem, but I'm not sure. I'll be going on a vacation for the next 10 days, so I won't have access to internet and my computer. I've been waiting all day for a solid answer on the problem. Everything is telling me it's my RAM, but I want to make sure 100% it is before I do anything else. I've also been also getting BSOD errors like 0x0000001a and 0x0000001e both I believe are hardware/software problems. I am still looking for a 100% answer, I'll be able to do tests/scans tomorrow for a few hours then I'm off. If doing a "factory restore" solves this I would be extremely happy to do it. I had to use Winrar because I didn't have 7-Zip. Thank you SevenForums!

A:BSOD While doing anything for 10 minutes STOP Error 0x00000050

Hello Massaddict and welcome to Sevenforums.

BSOD Analyse

3rd party driver concerns

VirtuWDDM.sys Mon Aug 8 11:42:14 2011 (4E3FAF76)

VirtuWDDM VirtuWDDM Kernel 8/8/2011 2:42:14 AM

2: kd> lmvm VirtuWDDM
start end module name
fffff880`04071000 fffff880`04086000 VirtuWDDM (deferred)
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\VirtuWDDM.sys
Image name: VirtuWDDM.sys
Timestamp: Mon Aug 08 11:42:14 2011 (4E3FAF76)
CheckSum: 00010AF4
ImageSize: 00015000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
VirtuWDDM.sys, as far as I'm concerned, is a somewhat known BSOD causer in Windows 7. I'd suggest uninstalling it. If it appears in \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\VirtuWDDM.sys, let me know and we'll troubleshoot further.

You do have a lot of 3rd party drivers. Be aware of those. Sometimes you might not need additional drivers for Windows 7, it'll choose them for you. If you really need them, make sure that they're digitally signed by Microsoft. The only additional drivers I personally recommend, is the Graphics Driver, and the Audio Driver.


As we covered the 3rd party drivers part, it's even likely that a driver is disturbing your memory. Second possibility is that the sticks themselves, or the motherboard slots are broken. It's very unlikely that the slots are broken though.
Do a scan with Memtest86+. Memtest is a sc... Read more

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After logging in, my computer will shut down after about 5 minutes. After it reboots I will get an error message that says the system has recovered from a serious error. When I click to see what data this report contains I get the following:

Error Signature
BCCode : 100000c5 BCP1: E2792000 BCP2: 0000000FF BCP3:00000001
BCP4: 805514D5 OSVer: 5_1_2600 SP:3_0 Product: 768_1
I also get an Error Report Contents which says the following:


This happens over and over again to no avail. Please help me to rid my computer of this as my computer is useless as of now.

I have a Windows Based Desktop with XP Home Edition installed

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I've been getting the BSOD about 2 minutes after startup. During those 2 minutes, I won't be able to open anything and many of my background apps crash. I managed to reach Safe Mode and looking for help now.

A:BSOD 2 minutes after startup STOP: 0x0000001E

Quote: Originally Posted by Massaddict

I've been getting the BSOD about 2 minutes after startup. During those 2 minutes, I won't be able to open anything and many of my background apps crash. I managed to reach Safe Mode and looking for help now.

Hello there!

Seems like the dump files are very vague not specific cause I can spot. Since Safe Mode is working fine it might be some program in startup or a driver that's not loading in Normal mode.

Enable Driver Verifier Using Driver Verifier to identify issues with Drivers and post us with the updated dump files.

Run SFC Scan SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker



Loading Dump File [C:\Documents and Settings\Shyam\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\072812-24632-01.dmp]
Built by: 7601.17835.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030
Debug session time: Sun Jul 29 10:35:40.431 2012 (GMT+5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:16:37.633
BugCheck 50, {fffff682ff802070, 0, fffff80002f48160, 5}
Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiTrimWorkingSet+c0 )
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x50_nt!MiTrimWorkingSet+c0
Bugcheck code 00000050
Arguments fffff682`ff802070 00000000`00000000 fffff800`02f48160 00000000`00000005
Loading Dump File [C:\Documents and Settings\Shyam\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\072912-40435-01.dmp]... Read more

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hptskmgr.exe (HP Task Management Component) runs every 15 minutes and dies 21 seconds later. This wouldn't bother me except that when it runs, just before it closes, I get an icon on the task bar with no title in it for about a second and then it disappears. It's very distracting. I have an HP PSC2510 all in one printer. With the old driver package it never did it, but once I reinstalled the driver package (because they were screwing up) this started happening. Anyone know why this is happening, and if there is a way to disable it? Thanks!

A:hptskmgr.exe runs every 15 minutes - MAKE IT STOP!

You should be able to disable it by going to Start -> Run -> type MSCONFIG and press Enter. Then go to the Startup tab and disable it.

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This problem has been reported and discussed for years, but there is no comprehensive solution, and no systematic general route to isolating and fixing it. Most people who do manage to fix it report that it was due to an over-aggressive virus/spam/spy/etc catcher, but I've tried disabling all of mine, including my access point's firewall. Sometimes it is due to an inadvertent proxy server setting, but mine is definitely off.

Here is the problem: Windows (XP Pro SP3 in my case, but it has been reported for all versions) starts up normally, browsers work normally, but after 10 minutes the browsers stop working: they return "webpage not available" messages for any address. Internet connectivity remains for non-browser applications, e.g., ping and email.

The problem does NOT occur in Safe Mode. So a nice solution would be an interface that allowed you to boot into Normal Mode but with all the Safe Mode settings, then turn things back on one-by-one. Finding out exactly what are the Safe Mode settings is not easy, as msconfig is disabled in Safe Mode: Catch-22!

A:browsers stop working 10 minutes after login

As a shot how about comparing processess in Safe Mode and Normal mode..

You can see processess via Ctrl Alt Del

Also i would check which services are running in safe mode and normal mode Start > Run > services.msc

Then you can check the differences as you were already attempting as it seems like a good idea! Be careful before you disable any services though as don't want to comprimise your p.c in anyway!

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Going to try to be as detailed as possible here, so bear with me!
This start late last night while I was playing Final Fantasy 14, after playing with no issue for several hours, suddenly my game froze and both monitors displayed scrambled horizontal bars. I was actually testing my old Radeon 6950 at the time to see if it worked, so I figured it had overheated or malfunctioned, so I waited a bit and started my computer again.
Upon starting up, after about 10 minutes of using Skype, Comodo Dragon, and Steam, each program started not responding one at a time moreorless, including explorer.exe, and task manager refused to open as well, forcing me to do a hard reset.
At this point, I swapped out the 6950 for my currently typically used GTX 670 and started up again. I ended up getting the same issue. I then shut down and booted in safe mode to see if I'd have an issue then. At first it seemed okay and I was able to use my computer for over a half hour, but eventually it did freeze up the same way and I had to shut down.
I then suspected it could be RAM malfunctioning, and proceeded to switch out the 2 sticks I had in for one I used to use. This still didn't help. I tried other slots as well to no avail.
I then proceeded to start up a few more times while trying to search for anyone who may have had a similar problem in the past, though wasn't able to come up with much.
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A:Programs all stop responding after a few minutes/BSOD...

The drive error message or warning indicates that your hard drive needs to be replaced. Backup your data immediately.

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Good evening! I have a strange problem that I've not been able to find a solution for.

I'm running Win8.1 with my OS on an SSD and my new storage drive is a Seagate FireCuda 2TB 2.5" (ST2000LX001).

The drive works fine, SMART reads ok, no problems at all. However I've noticed that it spins down a lot. I can tell, because I often clearly hear it spinning back up which often coincides with me having to wait a second or two to access something that's being pulled from that drive. I can never hear it spin down, but I definitely hear it spin back up.

Here's some current stats:

Start/Stop Count: 618
Power on hours: 539
Power cycle count: 71

I installed the drive 47 days ago and have used the machine every day about the same amount, so if we divide it by two to account for start/stop and average it out, it's stopping 6.6 times a day. To be honest, it seems like more than that, but I suppose there's plenty of times when I'm afk that the drive can sit there powered down.

Anyway, am I right so far? This seems like a lot, right? It should be noted that my Windows power profile is set to spin the drive down after 15 minutes of inactivity, but I've noticed that spin up sound within the space of a minute or two of using the drive, and the accompanying system lag while it spins back up to access whatever it is I'm after. Why would it be spinning down so often?

I'm concerned for the long term health of the drive, as well as m... Read more

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