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Artifacts? after unplugging computer

Q: Artifacts? after unplugging computer

Hi,
I recently unplugged my computer from the wall (actually, I unplugged the surge protected power strip from the wall) because I was doing some electrical work and didn't want my computer to see a surge in case I made any mistakes. When I plugged the computer back in, I began to see strange behavior. There seem to be "artifacts", for lack of a better word since I'm not overclocking anything, during startup and after booting. The text is all messed up, showing the wrong letters and symbols, and the asus screen is screwed up too. After booting, there are discolorations and severe misalignments, and the monitor going black and coming back repeatedly. I tried resetting the power strip, plugging the power directly into the wall, and cleaning out the dust in the box.

The problem comes and goes, sometime more sever than others and sometimes all is OK, and I can't figure out what is causing it. All temps are OK (GPU is 42 idle, CPU is 29). Specs are as follows:
Mobo: Asus A8N-SLI
CPU: AMD 3700 San Diego
GPU: EVGA 7800 GT
PSU: Antec Truepower 2.0 550
Mem: 2x512 Corsair XMS
1 DVD drive, 4 hard drives, stock cooling (with 1 extra hard drive fan)
Old Gateway CRT monitor (using DVI-Analog adapter)
No overclocking on CPU or GPU

Right now everything is fine and the Asus PC Probe shows the following voltages, pretty much rock solid :
+12 : 11.84
+5 : 4.945
+3.3 : 3.296
V Core : 1.392

RivaTuner monitor shows all hardware behaving as usual.

Can't be drivers, since I can see the problem upon startup. Possibly video card, seems to struggle with rthdribl now. Possibly PSU - when I see the "artifacts" the computer behaves very slow with the monitor problem described above.

Please offer any suggestions to troubleshoot this.

Thanks a lot,
John

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Preferred Solution: Artifacts? after unplugging 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.)

A: Artifacts? after unplugging computer

(using DVI-Analog adapter)Click to expand...

Hmm check monitorcable first its maybe loosen a bit

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I have had trouble shutting down a computer I am building. It goes through the motions then says its okay to turn off your computer now. All the fans are still running and I assume by the okay to turn off your computer now message which has a windows logo on it, the HD is still spinning. Hitting the power buttons just causes the computer to restart. There is no way to shut this computer down.

If I am unable to resolve this issue, how bad is it to turn off the computer by unplugging it? What I would really be doing is adding a power strip with an on/off button to shut the computer down.

Thanks
 

A:Unplugging a running computer

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Im guessing that is not good. My wife unplugged the computer during a download after it froze and now it takes 45 minutes just to reboot. Once it's up, it might take an hour just to open the control panel.

If it does open up, it will then freeze.

Dell optiplex with xp prof.

it was running fine until the unplugging part.

any ideas?

Thanks

A:Unplugging computer during a download

run
chkdsk /r

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So this bug seems to only happen about 50% of the time when I unplug USB devices from my computer. When I play certain games I have to unplug my racing wheel and flight sticks and doing so sometimes causes my computer to start beeping and stuttering. The beeping and stuttering only happens when I either move the mouse or click a button on the mouse so I am wondering if it's got something to do with the mouse but I've had the mouse for a while and have only encountered this bug fairly recently. Anyone heard of this before? Any suggestions as to what I should do?

A:Unplugging USB's causes computer to break

Hi,
Well I doubt it's the mouse
You have a i7 what exactly and also what is your power supply so please fill in the rest of your system spec's and also include which antivirus you use as well as any other third party utility,
Use Clean boot,
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Click Start and type in the search box,
msconfig
Click on the suggestion on top or hit the Enter key,
Go to the Startup section and take some screen shots for a complete list,
Go to the Services section and on the bottom left Check the box to Hide All Microsoft services,
Repeat the screen shots,
See the links above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here,
Cheers.

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Yesterday, I was on my computer, when I decided to unplug a USB connection to my printer off from a USB port at the top of my PC. Upon doing so, my monitor went blank, and I think I heard the fan levels increase. My keyboard lit up all of the lights, which only ever happens while the computer is booting up.

I waited for a while for the display to return, but nothing happened, so I attempted to manually shut it off by holding the power button down. Nothing happened. I managed to unplug the cord, to turn off the PC. Upon plugging it back in, the PC would not start.

So far, I have concluded that, the power socket and the cable both are fine. The GPU LED light is also not on. I checked the connections to the motherboard from the power supply and they seemed all in place. I also ran the 'paperclip' test on the Power Supply, which worked. I moved the RAM sticks to different slots, and even took out the memory, but didn't hear any sounds or notice any power.

Interestingly, the LED power light on the case seems to occasionally work. Hoping that the issue is not the motherboard.

SPECS:
Motherboard: MSI Z97 G55 SLI
POWER SUPPLY
Cosair CX650

All help is appreciated. Thanks
 

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Hello! Please help!

I'm having an issue where every time I unplugg my headphones from my front microphone port it completely shut down my computer. Any solutions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Specs:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-4300 Quad-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8190 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476387 MB, Free - 288950 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, 760GM-P23(FX) (MS-7641)
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Type of headphones: JVC HA-FR37-K
I have realtek hd audio manager.

Thanks!!
 

A:Computer shuts down after unplugging headphones

There isn't an option within Windows (that I'm aware of) to shut down when headphones are removed. So I would suspect it's a hardware fault.

Does the same occur if you connect the headphones to the rear audio port?
 

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Hi, I notice that when my computer is in sleep mode, I can unplug the external hard drive and the computer will power on again. I never had this issue with Windows 7. Right now I have Windows 8 Pro 64-bit.

Is there any way for me to disable this feature so that I can unplug the external hard drive without turning the computer back on again?

Thanks

A:Unplugging an External Drive Powers on the Computer

still having the issue, anyone know how to change this?

Thanks

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Unplugging a computer & modem/router combo save me about $40 USD a month off of our electric bill.

I have an all-one computer (Not a laptop) supposedly energy star efficient. I actually done a test but I don't know if it is the computer or the modem/router combo. The computer received power while it was off, the router was always on. I changed that, the computer and the modem/router combo is now totally unplugged so I saved $40.00 off of our electric bill. The computer & modem/router combo is now unplugged for 6 to 12 hours a day.

A:Unplugging a computer & modem/router combo saved me about $40...

I use surge protectors on both my computers and modems/router.
When I turn off the computers I also turn off the surge protectors which turns off everything including my router and modem.

Everything that hooks to my computers are hooked to the surge protectors;
speakers, printers, ect. So everything is turned off. (No power)

You can also use this method for a T.V.
When a T.V. is off it isn't really off, it's in kind of in standby mode using electricity.

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Hi All! Been a while since I've posted, but sitting here reading other's posts, I almost forgot why I logged in!

I have a weird problem with my computer.....a little background:
I didn't turn the computer on for a LONG time....perhaps a year, so one day, I decided to boot it up and it won't boot past the post! So I replaced the MB battery, checked the power supply, replaced the memory...and it booted. But then, I turn it off, and it won't boot again...same problem with it not booting past the mem. post. So being that it was an old computer, I figured I'd just build myself a new machine and use the hard drive as a slave. There are programs on the drive that I want to use that I cannot replace! Well, I tried doing that, but the new computer won't see the drive....it won't even boot with it plugged in. So....

I take the hard drive to another machine that I know works fine, and it boots. Problem solved....so I thought. I turn it off, and try and turn it back on.....nothing.....no beeps, no post....nothing. So I tried changing the power supply, and plug all back in, and it boots. Turn it off, nothing. Long story short, if I unplug the motherboard power cord from the board, and plug it back in, it boots, but if I turn it off, I have to repeat the motherboard plug thing to get it to boot again. I have had the drive checked for viruses, and it's clean.
I have to admit, I am stumped! Any ideas? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciat... Read more

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So here's what has happened. I left my computer on, went away for a while, and returned, After about an hour or so, there started to be some artifacts following my mouse around. They were black and vertical, I thought it was something I was accidentally trying to drag from a website, so I clicked the left mouse button. A minute later of trying to get rid of it, the computer kind of crashed, not completely, but the screen just went completely black. I had iTunes up at the time that the screen went black, so my music was still playing.I had no idea what happened, I thought it was randomly going to sleep, but I moved my mouse, and it seemed like the screen was attempting to go back to normal. It kept on doing this for a good minute until I decided to turn it off via button. I thought the problem would go away when I restarted it, so I did. After I turned it on, it showed the Dell startup screen, but it had lines going down the screen vertically. There was either three or for lines, each in a segment, each separated by a space. It went to the coding screen ( I don't know what they call it, the screen with all the lettering and numbering and stuff like that) and then it went to the windows screen, and it had the same blue lines. Once the Windows screen loaded up, it cut to black for a few seconds, then showed the same lines. The lines were then distorted, making the lines look like a checkered pattern. The screen then turned to black, and the monitor said it was going t... Read more

A:Computer getting artifacts, any help?

Does the Dell have on-board video or a separate video card? On-board video means that the video chip is built into the motherboard and can't be removed, and separate means that the video card is removable from the motherboard and computer. We know the video is Nvidia, but it still can be either on-board or separate
 

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Looking for some help in finding what the issue is. I found many tools to run already (which I probably shouldn't have but...). Anyone with a solution would be greatly appreciated. I hope to learn along with what I'm being told to keep the system clean and eventually be able to help others. I have recent logs but won't post or will rerun them until/as requested. I also have kept track of what I've done up to this point in a text file if that'll help. Thanks in advance...

A:Computer generating so much SPAM that service provider requested unplugging it

Hello, and to the Malware Removal forum! My online alias is Blade Zephon, or Blade for short, and I will be assisting you with your malware issues!If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Watch Topic. By clicking this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Before we begin cleaning your machine, I'd like to lay out some guidelines for us to follow while we are working together.I will be assisting you with your malware issues. This may or may not resolve other problems you are having with your computer. If you are still having problems after your machine has been determined clean, I will be glad to direct you to the proper forum for assistance.Even if things appear better, that does not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions until I give you the all clean. Absence of symptoms does not mean that all the malware has been removed. If a piece of the infection is left, it can regenerate and reinfect your machine. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.I ask that you please refrain fro... Read more

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Hi,

Lately I have noticed odd pauses here and there while doing things on my computer. Windows and applications will hang open, and Event Viewer will occasionally stall and need to be closed. Also, sometimes lately, the screen will seem ‘paused’ and show remnants of icons or windows that have been moved or closed already. Usually, if I right-click and choose ‘Refresh’ this will clear it up, but sometimes it just sits there and hangs for a few seconds after doing this. I have ESET antivirus and am using the Vista x64 firewall. I haven’t seen any warnings from that software or anything. I have been able to work around these things, but these pauses are becoming bothersome, so I thought I’d post a report to see if anyone notices anything weird.

Below I have a quick system summary form Everest, followed by a HijackThis report. (EDIT: I will post the .txt files of these to go with this to make reading them easier.. the forum seems to 'word wrap' them.

Thank you VERY much in advance for any insight into this problem anyone can offer. I know your time is valuable, and I really appreciate the help.
Everest Summary

--------[ EVEREST Ultimate Edition ]------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v5.00.1650
Benchmark Module 2.4.258.0
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Report Wizard
Computer CDH-PC
Generator CDH
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 6.0.6001 (Vista Retail)
Date 2009-03-... Read more

A:Computer slowing down + graphical artifacts

Hi, just checking in. It has been a few days, I wasn't sure if I should bump the post or what :-D
 

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When I play a graphics intensive game for longer time (somewhere between one and two hours) my PC will freeze and the screen wil show artifacts, the only way to recover is to reset my PC is using the reset button on the frontpanel of my case.
My first thought was that it's my GPU, but I have no way to test it, what are your thoughts on the problem?
System:
CPU: Intel C2d E8500
GPU: Asus EN8800GT 1GB
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P
RAM: 4*1GB Corsair PC6400 800MHz DDR2
I still have warranty on all the parts, but I want to be sure I'll be sending in the right part.

Another question, if I get my money back for this card I was thinking of upgrading the GPU to one of three options:
One MSI 8800GTS 512MB OC
Two MSI 8800GTS' 512MB OC
One 9800GX2
 

A:I'm having a problem with my new computer, artifacts and crashing.

Thats likely, but it could be because you have too many other things running in the background. My PC(which is now fried) used to have like a gajillion things in the background and i couldn't get anything to run correctly

Try going into the task manager by logging in to your account and then pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del. Then delete processes that aren't needed

Be careful because this could make something fail. Here are something that SHOULD NOT END:

explorer.exe
rundll32.exe
systray.exe
ccApp.exe
nvsvc32.exe
SavRoam.exe
NicConfig.exe
ANY svchost.exe
isass.exe
services.exe
winlogon.exe
smss.exe
csrss.exe
System
System Idle Process
 

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I just upgraded from windows vista with a complete reformat of my computer, I'm now running on windows 7 Enterprise. I first suspected that it was a graphics card issue with my old 9800 GTX+, but upon receiving a brand new graphics card the problems kept occuring at first only during gaming, but it continued to digress, leading to complete pixelation of my screen, black screens on startup, freezing, etc this all happening during windows vista. I tried multiple drivers of nvidia drivers for my 9800 but nothing worked and it only got worse. I reformatted vista, and still it didn't work so I was face with either getting a new different gfx card or upgrading my system to windows 7 thinking that it may be a drivers problem but the problem still continues. The pixelation got horrible leading to blue screens, reinstalling the driver was a quick fix enabling me to use my computer for about 10 minutes before starting all over again. Disabling the graphics card was the only fix that I found, but this just limited me to internet surfing and I could not game or use my gfx card at all. Now that I have reformatted to windows 7 these problems were very minute in the beginning, artifacts while watching the Starcraft 2 tournaments, and black pixels that popped up randomly during gameplay in Starcraft 2. It wasn't that bad at first, but again it has started to digress. Now I am blue screening on startup, and disabling the driver is the only fix. My GPU is running at 62 degrees Celsius.... Read more

A:Computer flashes Blackscreen, Bluescreen, Pixelation, artifacts

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Hello faithful people of Tech Suppport Forum

My newly bought desktop computer, Acer Aspire M3900, is now, 3 days after the purchase, bringing me BSoD's everytime I open L4D or Empire: Total War( the 2 only graphic intensive games I have). In L4d it will crash almost immediatly if I up all the video settings, on the other hand if I set all settings to low, I can play perhaps 5 minutes before artifacts start showing up on the screen, and the computer inevitably crashes with a BSoD. Which is mesmerizing to me, as the GPU is mid range, and should easily run L4D, the driver for the GPU is the newest(266), and I have also tried build 260, 197, and 190 all to no avail. Empire total war, starts with artifacts after a minute, then screen freeze and then the dreaded BSoD.

The computer also crashes with BSoD when I click the perfomance tab in my nvidia control panel, and. And also if I open nTune.

So any bright minds out there who can spot what the cause of this BSoD problem is?


Specs:
? OS - Windows 7 OEM
? Bit - 64 bit
? The OS is the original OS.
? I bought it 3 days ago

? Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5700 @ 3.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
? NVIDIA GeForce GT 320
? American Megatrends Inc. P01-B0, 01-06-2010

dump files, perfmon rapport, and more details in the attached zip file.

A:[SOLVED] Win7 desktop computer shows artifacts, freezes and then crashes with BSoD in

See if update available for NVIDIA video drivers -

Code:
nvlddmkm.sys Fri Oct 08 03:41:00 2010 (4CAECB0C)
http://sysnative.com/0x1/DriverReference.html#nvlddmkm.sys

Update Intel 82567V-2 Gigabit Network Connection driver -

Code:
e1y62x64.sys Fri Jun 12 21:16:42 2009 (4A32FDFA)
http://sysnative.com/0x1/DriverReference.html#e1y62x64.sys

You have Windows 7 SP1 RTM installed; check for any additional Windows Updates -

www.update.microsoft.com

Remove McAfee Internet Sercurity - McAfee Removal -- sysnative.com

Reboot upon completion; Install MSE - http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

Windbg Logs
--> http://sysnative.com/bsod2011/jcgrif..._jcgriff2_.txt
--> http://sysnative.com/bsod2011/jcgrif...riff2_.txt.zip

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Good Day Everyone..

I am having this problem.. well on standby the local area network shows it has network 2 but when I opened any browser or use an application that uses the internet it goes unplugged, enable and then identifying... as the results I will get a message of no internet connection in the browser but after that it will stay on network 2 message again like its fine...

I tried to ping google.com -t and it seems it doesn't go unplugged, enable and identifying.. it is pinging well..

nothing changes even if I change the settings in the speed & duplex.

I also tried ipconfig /release and /renew.. /flushdns

it is like this for 3 days now then I am rebooting the canopy yesterday.. changing some settings to forced and it kinda worked.. though it goes unplugged, enabled and identifying again.. once per hour I think... then this morning this problem is back again....

edit: ok I just noticed now when I use ipconfig /all
the media state are disconnected even though it says network 2 in the local area network.. also the enabled word... in the window is blinking...
 

A:Keeps on unplugging

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Even after unplugging my PC from my TV and back into my monitor (which I got high FPS on) my FPS is significantly lower than normal and my PC just crashed while playing CSGO. Any help would be great

A:Low FPS after unplugging PC from TV

Install this little tool and run it.
Top of tool, click Analyze.
scroll down and retrieve the information.

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Hi,

I wonder what'd happen if I unplug the desktop tower cord from the power surge or electric outlet? Will I lose what I have in tower? I unplugged the desktop monitor cord from the power surge several times and nothing was lost, but I am not sure about the tower cord. The reason is because I need to move the table around in the room and need to unplug the cords. I am sure nothing will be lost if unplugging tower cord from the power surge or outlet because the table needs to be moved around in the room, something else like moving out of the house, etc if you know what I mean.

Also, what would happen if unplugging the cords from the desktop monitor and tower themselves, not from power surge/outlet? Would everything be lost? Much thanks.

A:Unplugging cords

Save everything, then turn everything off, using the approved procedure and then you can unplug.
As always, your important stuff should always be backed up. An unexpected improper shut down, and stuff can be lost.
Stuff can be lost for other reasons, too.

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So recently, my Y40-80 started to shut down immediately after i unplug the power source. At first, i figured it's due to my battery, so i got a new one and got rid of the old one. But the problem still exists. I've called in to Lenovo support and they said my warranty doesn't cover this, so it'll be due to charge, which i think is ridiculous since if it's a hardware failure, i do not see why i should be charged just because i don't have the original battery. Anyways, i've tried reformatting and that did not work. Anyone out there could help me please? Appreciate it!

A:Y40-80 shuts down upon unplugging

Hi rx24race , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Would the new battery be a direct purchase from Lenovo or declared genuine replacement Lenovo battery ?
Within the warranty coverage would be the original parts that came with the machine.
 
As you mentioned that with a new battery you are still having the same issue but since this would be a charging issue , it is yet to be investigated if it was the systemboard or battery itself is the fault. 
 
Option that I suggest is to have it taken perhaps to service provider like best buy that can check with a certified compatible battery and have them assist you on having it serviced or to call in directly using the same case number you were provided.
 
Update us on how it would work best for your situattion.
 
Regards 

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I borrowed my sisters camera for a trip, while i was copying my videos and pictures onto my computer, the cord got unplugged (wrapped around the chair)
and now, on the camera, i cant Take pictures, cant record Video... when i go to preview mode, it says "MEMORY REQUIRE FORMAT" then it flashes to 'no data in internal memory'

i checked the SD card, and there was nothing on that, and i need to fix this problem... HELP

the type of camera is a Centrios DSC-314 3.1 megapixel

(also... dunno why, but when i go to picture mode it says 2X zoom instead of 4)

I dont really want to go into windows and format it through there, and i cant find a selection in the camera settings to format it... can anyone help me?
 

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Getting ready to do the install on my new SSD with some trepidation. I have Raptors in Raid 0 right now and would like to simply unplug them, set the BIOS to AHCI and use the 0 port for the SSD experiment/potential fiasco. What I hope to be able to do if the SSD doesn't like me, is to unplug it, set the BIOS back to Raid, plug in the Raptors and pretend the whole thing never happened. Does this stand a chance of working?

A:Plugging and Unplugging!

I wouldnt unplug the raptor raid - if you use intel raid (the one i'm sure of and probably similar, or the same for others) when you enable raid in the bios it also enables AHCI - so you should be good to go with testing the ssd drive - just unplugging a raid array can be very hard to set up again - i did it years ago and it was a miracle i got it back up and going again (that included reinstalling the OS) so not recommended - it also depends what options are available in the raid rom (i think its called) which you set it up in before you install the OS. From memory, which is bad, the problem was it couldnt recognise one or both the drives.
It depends on your motherboard I guess but for mind it should be ok - running raid and using the same controller to use a ssd drive in AHCI mode - but treat this as my opinion - you should be able to find information on your motherboards site, or intel etc's, site. Or wait for more replies as Im uncertain and more repies means more suggestions.
If it has 2 controllers eg intel and jmicron use the JMICRON if it supports AHCI to be on the safe side.

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I gave up printing w/ this wireless computer when I read the posts and it said it was because the computerwent to sleep.  I bought the regular cord but it does the same thing!  I have to unplug it every time I want to printand the printer has to go thru the whole process of setting up again.  Thank you,Sue

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Hello,
Recently, I've been having problems with my HP cd-writer. The cd-writer automatically plugs and unplugs itself... even when I'm not using it!! I want to know what's going on and how to fix this problem. Thanks
 

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I've recently acquired a digital camera, and have been testing snaps then putting them into the PC for editing. When I remove the lead, I get the "Unsafe Removal Of Device" window pop up warning me about not stopping the device properly. Now this has never caused me any issues when unplugging any USB hardware.

So my question is, can the warning be disabled totally? Every time I unplug the camera the window pops up and wants to place its icon in the system tray. It's starting to get on my nerves!

Thanks in advance
 

A:Unplugging USB Devices

Alan,This problem can occur because of a logic error in the code for the Usbhub.sys file. Leave it plugged in so that when you download the latest service pack from Microsoft it will be picked up, and the proper SP will be downloaded. Have a good day.
 

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Don't have a router and want to use the modem with an Xbox. Should I shut down the computer before removing the modem cable and before plugging it back in when I'm done with the Xbox?

Thanks.

A:Unplugging Modem from PC

You don't have to, but it might not pick up the network when you replug the computer back in.

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Hi everyone, hope this is a good year for all. I just picked up a new computer running xp. It came without a floppy drive, so I picked up a portable external usb floppy drive. Is it ok to plug in, and unplug the floppy to the usb port with the computer on? Thanks for the tips/advice.

Regards
IMP49
 

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Strange. Won't let me post under Networking but here is my question ...

Is there any harm in unplugging a wireless router every night?
 

A:Unplugging Router Harmful?

No harm at all.

But the best is to enable WPA2 or WPA encryption and use a long complicated key. And if you want to be real secure, change that key every other month.
 

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Game runs fine when charger is connected but poor performance when not.To disable some obvious power saver functions probably causing the issue, I set battery mode to 'High Performance'.Also I have instead of auto, selected to use Nvidia graphics instead of Intel of course.Don't really know what power saver options I'm missing to disable.

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When I close the lid of my computer, it makes the alert noise as if you unplugged a device. When I open the lid, it makes the alert noise as if you plugged in a new device. The screen takes a few seconds to turn on, and all of my windows which were open will be resized, and all of my desktop icons are rearranged.Happens every time I open or close the lid, and it's been about a week now.About two months ago, I actually sent this in to Lenovo for some repair from a drop, and they replaced just some plastic parts of the shell and the keyboard. It worked fine when I got it back, and once the screen is on, it continues to work fine. I'm mentioning this because I don't think the screen is becoming physically unplugged, it looks like it is in top shape after the repairs. Any thoughts?-Matt

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Hello, I will be out of the country for about 12 days and I am thinking I should unplug my laptop (switch the powerstrip to OFF) while I'm away just to be on the safe side. I want to do this for peace of mind since I will be so far away. I have an old laptop that is running on 3 cylinders.

Upon return, will I be experiencing difficulty turning my computer back on? BTW, I am with CenturyLink Wireless.

I've not done this before as I've not been gone that long.

Thank you very much.
 

A:Solved: Unplugging my Laptop while I'm away

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EDIT:uploaded correct zip
My problems all started a few days ago after inadvertently unplugging my mouse from the computer. Since then I have had a handful of bsod.
I have run memtest and it came back negative. I have also run chkdsk. This is the result of that test
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
141568 file records processed. File verification completed.
1976 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. 2 EA records processed. 60 reparse records processed. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
194782 index entries processed. Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned. 0 unindexed files recovered. CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
141568 file SDs/SIDs processed. Cleaning up 897 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 897 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 897 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
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A:Several BSOD after unplugging USB mouse.

AVG IDS Application Activity Monitor Driver is causing the BSODs here.

Code:
fffff880`06f994c8 fffff880`02d6261aUnable to load image avgidsdrivera.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for avgidsdrivera.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for avgidsdrivera.sys
avgidsdrivera+0x1861a
Description here: Driver Reference Table - avgidsdrivera.sys

Uninstall AVG using AVG Remover. Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.
Download, install and update those, and then run full system scans with both of them, one by one.

Do some Disc checks.
Reseat the sata and power.

Run chkdsk /f/r, following the option two of the tutorial Disk Check
Seatool for dos: SeaTools | Seagate download
Burn it in a blank cd. boot from the CD, click on "Accept", wait for it to finish detecting the drives, then in the upper left corner select "Basic Tests", then select "Long Test" and let it run.
Post screenshot of HDDs using CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World
Let us know the results.
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BSOD ANALYSIS:

Code:
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff80003745552, fffff88006f99770, 0}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!CmpKcbCacheLookup+492 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Hi, I have been using my laptop with windows 7 installed for a while. Whenever I unplug my USB mouse, I receive a blue screen and windows says that it will restart.

I have the dump file, and I can attach it to this post.

Thanks for everyone's help.

A:BSOD unplugging USB mouse

There is a lot of info missing needed to analyse your issue:

Please follow these instructions for posting:

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html



   Tip
Ensure you click the "GRAB ALL" button and then wait for each window to appear in turn and then click OK

Cheers

Dave

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Stop: c000021a {Fatal System Error} The Session Manager Initialization system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000189 (0x00000000 0x00000000) The system has been shut down.

That was the first time i got any message. I have a systemax computer and am on windows xp sp3, but after a friend came in from out of town to visit, i noticed him on my pc and thought nothing of it. Then when i would use it, it would just cut OFF as if the power source was being removed, not the actual shutdown process. But i would be able to cut it back on, however, usually right after logging in or as i try to open a program, it cuts off again. I kept cutting it back on and tried a program from microcenter called 'system mechanic'. it said i had 95 registry errors and it fixed everything....or so i thought. I used my pc again happily for a whole 2 hours then, it cut off again. then I couldnt get it back on. when i tried it gave me the above message. It wouldnt even start in safe mode. I thought i ruined my pc, but then i remembered that when i leave it alone until after midnight, it comes back on.... i left it alone until 6 am this morning, and i insalled a fix it program from MS, i just want to make sure this will actually fix the problem and want to know what caused it, what does that mean? This guy became very upset with me and did a lot of petty things b4 i put him out like unplug my mouse, keyboard, and speakers from pc and broke my ac! and more. Plus i know he is a p... Read more

A:PC just shuts OFF as if someone is unplugging it randomly....HELP!!!!

Hi best to stay away from Registry cleaners - cause more problems than they solve.
Try..
Reboot - tap F8
Choose.
Safe mode with command prompt..
Log on as administrator.
Type.
%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
Press enter>Choose>Launch system restore.
Choose date prior to the problem.

Do you have the original install Cd?
Error message.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/156669
 

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Hello
I am using windows 7 64bit system.
for some reason, after im unpluging my TP-LINK usb device, a BSOD appears
it happens every time im doing it.
(TP LINK WN821N v3)

i have to say it happens only with the TP LINK device, if im unplugging the mouse/keyboard USB
everything is ok...

*added dm log collector info

thanks!

A:BSOD after unplugging USB(TP link)

Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Richard\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp1_YONI-PC-Wed_12_24_2014_181604_53.zip\122114-33602-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7601.18409.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02c53000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02e96890
Debug session time: Sun Dec 21 12:38:21.238 2014 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:22:05.051
Loading Kernel Symbols
...............................................................
................................................................
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Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
......
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\athurx.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athurx.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for athurx.sys
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
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It's the weirdest thing.. If I disconnect the ethernet plug from the computer, it will blue screen. Every time.

Based on the blue screen info and the searches I have done on the error, it seems there is something wrong with the Nvidia drivers? I have went to every resource I could to make sure all drivers are up to date.. but nothing seems to be working.

I have been trying to troubleshoot this for a while.. but I kept giving up. I am turning to the fourms for help since I can come up with no solution.

Here are the computer specs - required files are attached. Please let me know if I need to provide anything else. Thanks in advance!

Specs
- Installed: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
- Originally: Windows Vista 64-bit
- Windows Vista came on the system, but it came with free Windows 7 upgrade discs, so it was upgraded.

- System is just over 2 years old
- Windows 7 installed just over a year ago

A:BSOD when unplugging ethernet

Your attachment does not include the crash reports. It only includes the executable for getting the crash reports. Please follow the http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html closer to supply us with the correct files so we may better assist you. Thank you.

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Is it a good idea to unplug my cable modem if Im going to be away on vacation? Is it good to unplug it period? Thanks
 

A:Unplugging Cable Modem

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Hi all, I've been having this weird problem and this site looked like a good place to ask about it because of the support I've seen. So wooooo first post~!
Anyway, whenever I unplug one certain flash drive (a Kingston DataTraveller SE9) my laptop bluescreens with the error "SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED". I can't figure out why for the life of me! I did, however, figure out that the flash drive is recognized as a local disk and not a removable one. This issue only applies to my laptop, that's it; the drive works perfectly fine on any other computer. I can still read and write to it no problem. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated!

A:Unplugging Certain USB Drive Causes BSOD

Some USB flash drives act like a hard drive which Windows lists as local disk instead of removable. You will notice that when you delete anything on the USB drive labeled local the deleted items go to the recycle bin. On a USB flash drive labeled removable the items are not sent to the recycle bin.
 
Download USBdeview. Run the program Highlight any listing for Kingston DataTravler and press the red X to remove. Reboot the computer and attach the Kingston again. Do you get the error?
 
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

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Is this a good idea? My fan is making all kinds of noise, I have already bought a replacement card from newegg.com, so the issue is only valid for a few days.

If I unplug the fan, will my card/system be ok?
 

A:Unplugging the fan on a GeForce FX 5200

Not a good idea.

If it has a fan it probably means it produces a lot of heat. The heatsink alone might be okay if you don't do anything GPU intensive, but you'll probably encounter overheating problems during gaming.
 

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I recently started playing WoW again after almost a year, and now my computer has suddenly started getting bluescreens when I play. It has also sometimes got bluescreens when I unplug my Line 6 UX2 soundcard, which has been going on for a while. I have never got bluescreens when I play WoW until now. So I would like to get some help analyzing what's wrong. My computer has also since I installed this version of Windows 7 occasionally shut down or rebooted randomly without even giving me a bluescreen. I don't know if this can be fixed, but if you can help me with that too, it would be great.

I've got Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit. It's not the original OS installed on my computer, I used Windows XP Professional 32-bit as my first OS and then the Windows 7 Beta before upgrading to this version. It's an OEM-version, I got it installed with my current HDD when I bought it. The age of my hardware is almost exactly three years, and I've used this OS and my current HDD for about one and a half years.

Would be very grateful if you could help me! Thanks!
JanneRoos

A:BSOD playing WoW or unplugging soundcard

  
Quote: Originally Posted by JanneRoos


I recently started playing WoW again after almost a year, and now my computer has suddenly started getting bluescreens when I play. It has also sometimes got bluescreens when I unplug my Line 6 UX2 soundcard, which has been going on for a while. I have never got bluescreens when I play WoW until now. So I would like to get some help analyzing what's wrong. My computer has also since I installed this version of Windows 7 occasionally shut down or rebooted randomly without even giving me a bluescreen. I don't know if this can be fixed, but if you can help me with that too, it would be great.

I've got Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit. It's not the original OS installed on my computer, I used Windows XP Professional 32-bit as my first OS and then the Windows 7 Beta before upgrading to this version. It's an OEM-version, I got it installed with my current HDD when I bought it. The age of my hardware is almost exactly three years, and I've used this OS and my current HDD for about one and a half years.

Would be very grateful if you could help me! Thanks!
JanneRoos


JanneRoos hi and welcome
Several problems here

1-ASACPI.SYS

The pre 2009 version of this driver is a known BSOD cause. Yours 2004

Please visit this link: ASUS teK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download P7P55D LE

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Been posting my problem in somebody's closed thread. My bad.

So, here my problem in my very own new thread.

PC slows down, then locks up, then does the BSOD thing. Sometimes with very few things open. (email and a magazine reader) Sometimes with lots of things open. (powerpoint, email, Bible study software, video editor, youtube downloader, etc)

If I've done it right, the zipped dump file is attached.

Here are the system specs.CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K CPU @ 3.4GHz
Motherboard: ASUS TeK Computer INC. P8P67 PRO
BIOS: BIOS Date: 02/05/10 19:13:52 Ver: 08.00.10
Total Memory: 16.00 GB Usable 15.98 GB
HDD: (1)OCZ-VERTEX3 (2)SAMSUBG HD204UI (3)HP Photosmart 8200 USB Device (4)Lexar Jump Drive (5)Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex (6)WD My Book 1140 USB Device (7)WD My Book 1140 USB Device
Sound Card: (1)Realtek High Definition Audio (2) USB Audio Device (3, 4, 5 and 7)NVIDIA High Definition Audio (6)Dazzle DVC100 Audio Device
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560Ti
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Thanks for help.

A:Can only recover from BSOD by unplugging all USB devices

There are no dump files in your upload mate, they will be located in C:\windows\minidump folder have a look
Check this out Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD

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Running W7 HP on an old home built pc with an Intel mobo (D845BG). 2g ram.
Great running hardware for XP. No boot delay in XP.
Upgraded flawlessly to 7; runs fine. No problems at all with OS.

Two 80g Maxtors, cable select, first ribbon position each on primary (the boot drive) & secondary channels. DVD drive & CD drive, cable select, second ribbon positions.

Upon bootup, real quick to the "Starting Windows" with the swirly stuff. Then suddenly, the red light goes off and the bootup stalls for one full minute. It then resumes on it's way to the desktop.

Performed a boot, with logging, and did a printout. Then I booted in Safe Mode to see where the stall is. Rips along until CLASSPNP.SYS shows. Then the 1 minute, then it continues. The driver that loads after CLASS... is cdrom.sys. It loads successfully after the 1 minute delay.

I figure one of the optical drives may be dodgy, so I unplug the power to both to see if the problem goes away. Now the pc won't boot at all - boot failure error. Curious!
Wondering if pinning the 4 pieces master & slave may help?

A:PC won't boot after unplugging the optical drives.

It might pay you to check your boot settings in the system BIOS.

If necessary, change the first boot device to your hard drive, and then see what happens when you reboot.

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Hey guys. I ran into a little problem recently, and would like to share it.
I know it is supposedly ok to plug USB cables in and out while the computer is on, but, to be safe I have always gone through the Safely Remove Hardware icon.
For some reason, though, I have always felt it is safe to just plug sound devices in and out with no regard to whether the computer is on or not. Have done this for years.
However, I noticed a few days ago that one channel of my onboard sound line input had quit, on my newest MB. I did not realize this for awhile, because somehow the system had just rerouted the one channel into both sides, when writing to the CD or DVD. (I noticed that Joe Walsh appeared to be playing an unplugged guitar on the Eagles Hell Freezes Over concert after transferring from my old VHS tape to DVD, even though both speakers were working! LOL)
Anyway...I fixed the problem by just installing a sound card. (by the way, even a cheap $14.00 sound card is at least as good as most onboard sound: mine sounds much better than the original.)
So, would you guys advise having the computer turned off, even to plug in headphones, for instance?
 

A:Plugging/unplugging sound devices

No, 1/8" jacks can freely be plugged/unplugged while the computer is on, and when you're outputting sound.
As to why the jack went dead, couöd've been just natural death of age, removing the plug at an extreme angle and damaging the jack, etc...
 

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Hey all. Sorry if this question has really obvious solution but I've been bashing my head against this for a few hours this afternoon and am getting nowhere.

I have downloaded the Win7 RC1 ISO and "burnt" it onto a 16GB OCZ Throttle eSATA / USB drive (exactly as in the SevenForums tutorial). I can boot from this drive and install Windows with no problem.

But... I believe the 200MB system partition is somehow being placed on the flash drive, because once I disconnect it and attempt to boot, I get the standard "DISK BOOT FAILURE..." message.

I've followed the suggestions on the "How to avoid 200MB hidden system partition" page (i.e., pre-create the desired partitions on the installation drive rather than installing to unallocated space), but I'm still getting the problem.

The "Windows might create additional partitions..." dialog box popped up once, on my first installation attempt - and I did foolishly click "OK" to it. It hasn't appeared since for me to click "Cancel" to, however much I try deleting and remaking partitions

Has anything changed in RC1 regarding the system partition? Is it more persistent in creating it than it was with the Beta? If anyone could give me some tips I would be very grateful indeed Thanks!

A:No boot after unplugging setup drive

The 100MB partition is for Repair purposes and should automatically be a part of the installation hard disk (even though it's an alltogether seperate partition).

You may want to check to see what disk the partition has been assigned to, run Computer Management from the start menu search box. See the screenshot and you'll notice that each disk is broken up into partitions (see highlight for Disk 0).

As for changing this option i'll look more closely into it for you

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RC7100, Compaq nx9420 laptop.  When I unplug the laptop from the charger, the audio device stops working.  The device is still shown as enabled in device manager, and I can still open the mixer and change the levels, but no sound appears.  This only seems to happen if there is an application playing sound at the time I unplug it, and closing the application seems to restore sound.  Anybody have any ideas on this one?

A:Unplugging laptop kills sound

Hi,
 
Thank you for updating.
 
Please try resetting the Power settings to check the issue:
 
1.    Go to ?Control Panel - Hardware and Sound - Power Options? and click the link ?Change plan settings? link of your current power plan.
2.    On ?Edit Plan Settings?, click ?Restore default settings for this plan? and then click ?Yes?.
3.    Go to ?change advanced power settings?.
4.    On the ?Advanced settings? window, click ?change settings that are currently unavailable? if it exists. Then click ?Restore plan defaults? and click ?Yes?. Then Click ?OK? to save the settings and close this window.
5.    After the steps above, the Power Options are reset to default. Please reboot the computer and then check if the issue will reoccur.
 
Thanks.Nicholas Li - MSFT

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Hi all,

I recently bought a pair of Sennheiser HD555 which work great, the only thing is that if I want to use them I have to disconnect my speakers (Logitech Z-2300) from the sound card (Xtremegamer) and plug the headphones into the same socket.

As my speakers are 2.1 they connect to the sound card via one cable. It appears they only work in this one particaler socket as does the headphones. I assume the others are for 5.1 and 7.1 setups.

The speakers came with a little controller for volume and power, but it also has a socket for headphones but when I tried that it didn't make a difference. My keyboard (Tarantula) also has a socket for headphones which doesn't seem to work either. Even the front of my case (P182) has a socket but not joy.

In the settings for the speakers in control panel I clicked automatically detect headphones and mute speakers on detection. I have no idea why it wont work.

Any suggestions? Its a pain in the *** having to reach the back of the pc and disconnect the speakers and plug in the headphones each time

Thanks in advance!
 

A:Can't seem to get headphones working without unplugging speakers!

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I have a dimension 4550 and the ridiculously low power supply isnt enough to run all of my components (ive made a vid card upgrade) So i'd like to temporarily turn off my fan to lower power consumption, and then turn it back on easily.

Any help is appreciated.
 

A:Any way to disable case fan without manually unplugging it?

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