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Q: What is causing this?

Hello All - my desktop recently kept crashing, on inspection everything inside the box was covered in a layer of dust and fluff. All the fans and cpu were removed and thoroughly cleaned however playing a game it comes to an abrupt end with the screen having various coloured flashing all over the place and I have to carry out a cold boot. Strange thing though as watching video this doesn't happen. Any idea what could be causing this?

Regards Silversurf

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Please check my specs out and help with this problem!! This happends if i surf the web once i turn my computer on, when I do regular tasks on the computer. Please check my computer specs and see what could cause this random shutdown. Thank you guys!
P.S. I have a Dell Monitor M770 .. Thank you.

A:Intermittent Shutdown Causing ATI2DVAG.DLL Infinite Loop Causing Dump of Physical Mem

Could be a heat issue. Recenty with the same processor the problem existed, adding a case fane eliminated the problem

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I must have opened something online or downloaded something I shouldn't have because these two issues are brand new and they're pissing me off! I could use some help. About to go to bed because I've spent too much time tonight trying to figure it out and coming up with nothing.
Anyone have any idea about either of my fun new issues?

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My system specs are in my .sig, but in short I'm running Windows 2000, Norton Systemworks 2003 with NAV autoupdating, I've run AdAware and Spybot with no hits, and have received no indications of a virus. This problem happened before, a couple of months ago, I had to replace my profile to fix it.

What happens is, after some random amount of time after a reboot/restart, the Start menu will only have about 4 items in it, and everything on the desktop becomes unclickable - no response at all to clicks, whether mouse or keyboard. Everything seems to be working normally, but nothing will respond to me. Logging off and back on will fix the problem.

The first time, I decided it was just a corrupted profile, something I was quite familiar with as an NT admin. It started occassional, as it is now, but eventually I could watch the corruption set in, as icons started vanishing or stopped responding to clicks. By the time I tried a profile reset, it was happening within 10 minutes of logging in.

Now I'm wondering though, if something specific is either triggering the corruption, or something else is going on. I have done full system virus scans, spyware scans, and anything else I can think of,

Probably not related, but noteable, is that around once or twice a month, I'll wake up to find a BSOD, BAD_POOL_CALLER, on my machine (ox0C2, 0x40, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0). I updated some drivers, including my soundcard (SoundMax) drivers, but the problem persists, and happens at ni... Read more

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I am getting severe latency no matter what I do while on the Internet. I'm not really sure how to single out what the problem is, which is why I am here. I really want to fix this, it makes internet gaming absolutely ridiculous (7k-13k latency spikes every few minutes). It's nothing that will even boot me off the internet, it just spikes up to ridiculous heights and never disconnects me. Just gives me a huge delay.

I have a WRT55AG Linksys Router. Not sure if that will help much. This happens to every computer in my network. Two run on Vista, the other on XP and they all get this same latency. I have already spoken w/ my ISP and they assure me it's not on their end, so I am left to assume it's somewhere in my setup and equipment.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Whitney>tracert us.logon.worldofwarcraft.com

Tracing route to us.logon.worldofwarcraft.com []
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms
2 2518 ms 99 ms 34 ms
3 223 ms 140 ms 433 ms
4 451 ms 44 ms 754 ms
5 * 549 ms 99 ms ex1-p14-0.eqdltx.sbcglobal.net []

6 57 ms 34 ms 29 ms gar6.dlstx.ip.att.net []
7 212 ms 859 ms 54 ms tbr1.dlstx.ip.att.net []
8 58 ms 1319 ms 224 ms tbr1.la2ca.ip.att.net []
9 1572 ms 199 ms 719 ms
10 117 ms 847 ms 194 ms
11 72 ms 154 ms 1069 ... Read more

A:What's causing this, how to fix?

Register at DSLReports and run their line quality tests. Post a link to the results here.

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while browsing the internet - I went to a program that is on my taskbar (to close it) The pop up box came up when I right clicked it but then the box has stayed on the screen. If I go near it to close it - an egg timer symbol comes up. What could have caused this. I am going to restart the computer to try to get rid of it but I just wondered if I did something wrong so It doesn't happen again. I have had the programme for some time and this has never happened before.

A:what is causing this??

If you run Win XP you might want to check out this thread: Here Sounds a little like one of the new viruses going around affecting XP.


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Whenever I boot up and get into Win 98se everything appears normal. But if I try and delete a file or run a audio/video file my computer locks but it's not a normal lock. The hard drive light stays on constant and my monitor turns off if I try and reset it I can't I have to shut it down. Thinking maybe a faulty hard drive I swapped it but to no avail, than thinking it might be heat I checked my peltier but it was running cold. I don't know what it could be I was thinking either a virus or power supply. Any suggestions.

A:I don't know what is causing this

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I've been experiencing a lot of lag after I took an older network card from a computer. It's an "Intel PRO/100+ PCI Adapter". My onboard NIC failed, so I really didn't have a choice. Could replacing this mean the end of bad ping spikes on my end?

A:NIC Causing Lag?

I doubt it. Perhaps the drivers, but I can't imagine the NIC causing these issues.

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So last week I noticed a weird noise from my computer, and opening it up I noticed it seemed to be coming from the fan. Pressing down on it lessened the noise, and I tried removing the fan completely and starting the computer and the noise was completely gone, so I figured, "ok, bad fan, no problem, I can replace that". Well, I'm still waiting for the new fan, but I wanted to run the computer for a bit to run a few programs quick, transfer a few files to external HD's, etc.Well, I noticed I couldn't use the internet on that computer for some reason, every page just times out. Also, once that computer is on, every other device in the house can't use the internet either, just pages timing out. Once I turn the computer with the bad fan off, the internet works as expected everywhere else. Now I'm wondering if there's more to it than just a bad fan, and wondering if anyone has ever experienced this or has any ideas on what's going on?

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Here are the basics of what is going on. First, it started when i was redirected to virus sites when i would type something and search in google. in addition, i would have random audio ads that would start up, but there was no way to close them (at this point, that hasn't happened in a few days). then, my computer restarted and when it came back up, my background would come up, but none of my desktop icons, start menu, nothing else would come up. i'm still actually having to just press ctrl alt delete and run everything through taskmanager. also, when i try to run malwarebytes or just about any other program, it may run for a few seconds or minutes, but it always shuts down whatever program i'm trying to run and then it locks me out of it by saying "windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. you may not have appropriate permissions to access the item" whenever i try to run the program again after it has been shutdown. and yes, i've already tried renaming the programs to get them to run but it still shuts those down as well.

A:Don't know what's causing this but i need help

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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I've been having problems opening my hard drive from My Computer and when i right click on it, it comes up with gibberish (as seen in the attached pic). This problem spreads to memory sticks occasionally, and is only fixed by formatting {cleansed with fire...}.

I am unable to disable the "Do not show hidden files & folders" option in Folder Options. When i switch the option to "Show hidden files and folders", press ok, then go back into Folder Options, it is back on "Do not show...".

Also, is there meant to be around 7 svchost.exe's running in Processes, along with at least 2 explorer.exe's?

A:What Is Causing This?! I NEED HELP!

Hi Metael!!

Welcome to TSF!!

It seems like your computer is infected by malware. You can try to follow this steps:

5 Steps before posting

And then, post the HijackThis log in this forum:

HijackThis Forum

And then, be patient. The security analyst on the forum will attend to your case as soon as they can. If you still experience the same issue after you've declared CLEAN by security analyst, continue to post here back so that we can guide you further

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Every day I get at least 100 email failure to deliver emails, this has been going on for 12 months.
I have sbcglobal.
I have Norton & Malwarebytes installed, they turn up no infections.
I assume some spammer is using me as a return address.
The From: name on the email below is not me (but the domain and email are correct).
Could someone look at this message below and maybe give me an idea as to how I can stop this.

Also, in the message what does this mean:

The words Newman Property would have been on an email sometime in the past 12 months, but why is it on all the emails sent?
> Hi. This is the qmail-send program at yahoo.com.
> I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following
> addresses.
> This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.
> <[email protected]>:
> does not like recipient.
> Remote host said: 550 Requested action not taken: mailbox unavailable
> Giving up on
> <[email protected]>:
> does not like recipient.
> Remote host said: 550 Requested action not taken: mailbox unavailable
> Giving up on
> --- Below this line is a copy of the message.
> Return-Path: <[email protected]>
> Received: (qmail 81632 invoked f... Read more

A:What is causing this

Welcome to TSG!

You may want to edit your post to remove your email address, it's shown in the header you posted.

This is a Header added by Yahoo! for reasons only they know; it has nothing to do with any mail you may have sent in the past.

Received: from unknown (HELO vpbits7833) ([email protected]

This line shows the sender. If your Public IP Address is, then the email was sent from your PC.
Meaning your PC is infected and is sending out spam.

ARIN Shows this info for that IP Address:

OrgName: Suddenlink Communications
OrgID: [URL="https://ws.arin.net/whois/?queryinput=O%20%21%20SUDDE"]SUDDE[/URL]
Address: 311 NNW Loop 323
City: Tyler
StateProv: TX
PostalCode: 75701
Country: US[FONT=monospace]
[/FONT]OrgAbuseEmail: [EMAIL="[email protected]"][email protected][/EMAIL]
And WhatIsMyIpAaddress.com shows this (They are sometimes wrong on the location):

Geo-Location Information
Country:United States
City:Bossier City
Area Code:318
If this is not being sent from your PC, there is not much you can do. You can get the sender's IP addresss from the bounce message, look it up to find the Provider (Suddenlink in this case), and send a complaint to the abuse address. They may or may not do anything. This could be from someone's PC who has been infected, so about all the ISP can do is let them know they are in... Read more

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Sometimes the internet works fine, then the ping times seem to start to rapidly increase, or it will completely time out. My ISP insists that there is nothing wrong on their end. I checked for viruses/spyware on every computer in the network and there was no detections. Any suggestions as to what could be the problem?

A:What is causing this?

Register at DSLReports and run their line quality tests. Post a link to the results here.

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I have a 3.4GHz Pentium 4 HT which is causing jittery gameplay with my GeForce 7600GT. I have 2GB Ram and a Sound Blaster Audigy sound card. Whenever i get into "Firefights" on many games it will reduce my framerate. Is there a way of fixing my CPU to prevent this?

A:CPU Causing Lag

Doubt it is your CPU that is causing this problem. What evidence do you have that it is the CPU rather than the video graphics, memory, or overheated drive?

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I would like opinions as to what is responsible for this?  The computer video card or the monitor?  Just a guess would behelpful.  This monitor is hooked to a new Dell xps8900.  It happens about once a week.  Power cycling the system fixes it.                .

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My PC keeps auto rebooting, I can only get to this window via the safe mode. Thought maybe the graphics card but that doesn't explain the rebooting?


A:What's causing this?

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When browsing the web, sometimes after clicking on a link it takes about 5-20 seconds to start loading the resource, it doesn't happen everytime only sometimes (maybe every 50-150 times)! This isn't because of my system, it's a laptop and I've been out with it to public hotspots and used different connections with it and none of them did this! I have a very low quality DSL connection (This is the best available where I live) Could this be the Connection or Could it be a low quality router? Wireless signal strength shouldn't be a problem as well because most of the time I'm using it while being very close to the router!

A:What could be causing this?

If a link is busy (many people using) it can be slow to load.

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Hi everyone! I am at a complete loss and very very veryyyyyy frustrated. For some reason, when I hook my computer up to the Ethernet at my school, it messes up. As soon as I try to surf the web, a few seconds later, the connection disconnects and says it is not available. After this happens, there is no way to get the connection back without shutting down the computer. Even more concerning is the fact that every time this happens, my computer won't fully shut down (the light stays on) and I have to perform a hard shutdown. With Wi-Fi, there is never an issue. I have asked the IT group at my campus if they have an ideas and they are at a loss. I have also taken my computer to Best Buy Geek Squad and they ran it through a battery of internet tests overnight through an Ethernet cable and said it never disconnected, which leads me to believe it is central to the school connection.
Also strange is the fact that it doesn't disconnect with certain things. The reason I use the wired connection is because I play Dota 2 and it lags too much over Wi-Fi at my school. As long as I just play Dota 2 and don't touch internet explorer, the connection usually stays steady. Even if dota 2 is off, and I just use the internet, the issue persists.
I currently have an Acer laptop and am running windows 10. Even so, this issue has been occurring even with windows 8 so I do not think it is OS related.

Please help

A:No one knows what is causing this or can help me....

I have also tried multiple Ethernet cables to no avail.

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I have been testing my GPU with a load of games latley and found that on all valve game eg: L4D2 and half life 2 deat match i only get 50 FPS on 1080P all maxed out yet my mate has a GTX 460 standard edition and has same settings but he get 60 all the time only differnce in his pc is he has a AMD 940 at 3.0GHz could this be why a less powerfull GPU is getting more than my 1?

A:Is my CPU causing low FPS

Quote: Originally Posted by pcgamer

I have been testing my GPU with a load of games latley and found that on all valve game eg: L4D2 and half life 2 deat match i only get 50 FPS on 1080P all maxed out yet my mate has a GTX 460 standard edition and has same settings but he get 60 all the time only differnce in his pc is he has a AMD 940 at 3.0GHz could this be why a less powerfull GPU is getting more than my 1?

Yes, but probbly not. Boith the same OS, hd, network,etc?

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Hi new here,So if I'm not properly inquiring about my issue please forgive and redirect me.What are rundll32.exe files and why are they causing my computer to have to close them at my shut-down?Could they be causing other issues.When I ran a search of my C & D hard drives they are showing as (7) prefetch Windows primarily,along with 3 applications:1 is a System321 is a ServicePackFiles/i3861 is a $NtServicePackUninstall$Any insight will enlighten me(hopefully).Thanks,BarbNFL

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I have recently installed a solid state hard drive into my laptop and since doing so I have experienced numerous system crashes. When this happens an error screen appears, but there is not enough time to read the content before it restarts and boot options kick in (ie safe mode etc). The crash seemed to occur when I was browsing the net and has become more frequent and now has crashed minutes after start up. It seemed to be prompted by any simple action like closing dialogue boxes, whereas initially it occurred only infrequently. I am confident that the root cause has to do with the Kingston SSD as my old hard drive works ok (so far). Please help

Here's the event logs etc from windows.

Kernel 41 1 - Pastebin.com

Detailed - Pastebin.com

one more - Pastebin.com





When I first installed the HDD and Windows, I ran the Windows experience thing and it rated the HDD at 7.8 out of 7.9 which made me think I had no reason to mess around with settings etc.

Once I noticed these issues I did some research and saw that I should have updated the SSD's firmware which I attempted to do and think I did successfully but it had no effect.

Hope you can help me.

A:New SSD causing issues

Down load Crystal Disk and run it. It will show you the condition of the disk.

CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World

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I wasn't sure if I should post this in Hardware or Windows 10, but here it is...

I just put a new RAM, 2GB, on my computer, and when I turned it on, it worked nice for about 3 minutes. Then it suddenly froze compltely with nothing responding.
First Firefox, then My Computer window, then everything, all this in about 10s. After another 20s, blue screen showing "critical process died" showed up. I managed to see that out of 4GB that I now had, 3,25 were usable (I thought W10 x32 supports 4GB?)
I am almost aboslutely certain that this had something to do with the new RAM since before that it worked just fine, and now fine again after I removed the new one.

What should I do? Is the new one faulty?

A:New RAM causing BSOD?

Maybe the new RAM is not compatible with your motherboard (check on the manufacturer's site).

Let's check the HDD and memory:

Get Crystal Disk Info from here Crystal Dew World and run it -It will tell you if there is anything wrong with your HDD. Get the Portable w/o Ads (zip)-please post a screenshot that includes the full report, even if you need 2 screenshots for it.Check your memory with MemTest :

Download the Auto installer for USB, boot your system from it and when MemTest starts press c (configuration) then select Full Memory Range, then let it run.

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Hi all, I have a hannspree 28" monitor, it has this fault (attached zip file) has anyone got any idea whats causing it? Could it be faulty electrics in my flat? The fault is intermittent and its not my graphics card because I have tried it on my tv will no problems.

Help would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Whats causing this?

Try uploading the zip again.

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I'm having some major problems with Internet Explorer, and I'm hoping someone can help me.

1. IE becomes unresponsive after a few minutes of operation. Pages take eons to load, buttons don't work, and I have to close and reopen it constantly.

2. I am unable to download files from websites. As soon as I try to, a message says something like "file cannot be downloaded - website unavailable or can't be found. Try again later". This happens with many websites.

3. Everything is much slower than it used to be - I'm used to quick, trouble-free surfing.

I'm not quite sure what to do,

Many thanks in advance for your help.

A:Help! IE causing problems...

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Hi everyone!

I've just cleaned my dad's laptop of malware using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Unfortunately, the log is unavailable because the program was intentionally removed. Anyway, after that this started to happen:

Occasionally, a Command Prompt window would appear labeled C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe. Then, an error will appear that is labeled 16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem. The error says:

The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction.
CS:0de2 IP:0106 OP:ff ff f9 ff fe Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

The choices are Close and Ignore. I always click on Close.

What's causing this and how do I stop it?

A:What is causing this error?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/245184I think I'd either replace that file (from the XP CD)...or run sfc /scannow.Louis

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My sons laptop all the sudden slowed way down. It can take forever to open programs and other times everything seems fine. Here is the Hijackthis file. I hope it is a good starting point. Thanks for any assistance you can give.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:23:14 PM, on 7/18/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$VAIO_VEDB\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VCSW\VCSW.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VzCdb\VzCdbSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VzCdb\VzFw.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTune... Read more

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The most significant thing that I remember is downloading .Net Framework 4 manually along with XNA for 4.0 to play a game. After that, my computer (or laptop to be specific) seems to be running "busy". For example, I was just viewing a video on YouTube and suddenly the sounds doesn't work. This clue might be leaning to a driver problem, but right now, the audio is just working fine since then. Is the .Net Framework 4 the cause of the Blue Screen? Unfortunately, I didn't have any restore points during that time. Also, when I tried running Windows Update, which is relevant to .Net Framework, a lot of the updates fail (They fail to reconfigure during the restart). I tried re-installing .Net Framework 4, but I get an error now. All help would be appreciated.

A:What's causing the BSOD?

Welcome aboard.

Uninstall .Net framework 4 following the tutorial Windows Update - Uninstall an Update.

Then, download the standalone installer and install it, from http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/downl....aspx?id=17718.

Then do it: Windows Update - Reset

If still the BSODs continue, post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

If the windows update errors continue to occur, start a new thread in Windows Updates & Activation - Windows 7 Forums, following the Windows Update Posting Instructions.

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I have been trying to fix my computer for weeks, everytime I type a bunch of pop-ups come up trying to get me to sign onto my email. I had reformatted twice and finally used a different drive and still couldn't get it fixed, as soon as the OS was installed the pop-ups started. Finally I thought and remembered I had installed new Labtec wireless mouse and keyboard about the time I had the problem. So I exchanged them and have had no problems since. Now I hope to find a fix so I can use my new keyboard and mouse. I have never heard of such a thing. I am waiting for Labtecs support to come back up and hopefully will get a fix. I checked the properties and settings for the board, but can't correct the problem thru it.I will post if I find a solution.

A:Keyboard Causing Pop-ups

I would suspect that the problem was caused by a faulty keyboard.

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please help.

Downloaded this app for online stock market trading.But if you look at the pic,you will notice that some text/words are not aligned properly and can only see the bottom half.I have been in touch with there tech support but they dont know what is causing the problem.


A:what is causing this to happen?????

Hi -

Do you have a link for the app so I can see specs?

Do you have this probblem w/ any other apps?

Regards. . .



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Hi All,I have a problem with my explorer.exe file that is causing my CPU to go 100% . I tried all the scans (spyware, adware, ccleaner, avast) and nothing seems to help. I'm attaching the hijackthis log.How can I fix this issue?Thanks!Hijackthis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:20:16 PM, on 1/15/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Program Files\Siber Systems&... Read more

A:explorer.exe causing CPU to be 100%

I should just note that yuval.exe is actually the file explorer.exe that I renamed after I saw somewhere that it could help.. I also changed it in the regedit so it actually works as the explorer.exe===========Hello While we understand your frustration at having to wait, please note that Bleeping Computer deals with several hundred requests for assistance such as yours on a daily basis. As a result, our backlog is quite large as are other comparable sites that help others with malware issues. Although our HJT Team members work on hundreds of requests each day, they are all volunteers who work logs when they can and are able to do so. No one is paid by Bleeping Computer for their assistance to our members.Further, our malware removal staff is comprised of team members with various levels of skill and expertise to deal with thousands of malware variants, some more complex than others. Although we try to take DDS/HJT logs in order (starting with the oldest), it is often the skill level of the particular helper and sometimes the operating system that dictates which logs get selected first. Some infections are more complicated than others and require a higher skill level to remove. Without that skill level attempted removal could result in disastrous results. In other instances, the helper may not be familiar with the operating system that you are using, since they use another. In either case, neither of us want someone to assist you who is not familiar with your issue and attemp... Read more

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Hey all,

Lately I've been having some BSOD and I'm not sure what's causing them. I've had 3 different crashes as I mentioned in the title. It seems to be really random, yesterday I had 2 while trying to play a game so I thought that was it but then it wouldn't do it again, today I got one while I was just browsing in Chrome.

I'm not sure what to look for as this isn't something I do a lot, any help would be really appreciated!

I've added the required file to this post.

A:BSOD, 50 / 3b / 0a. Not sure what is causing it.

There isn't much information to be honest. Two of the bugchecks are 3B which are system service exceptions, these are generally caused by graphics drivers. Now it says in the 3B bugchecks are caused by win32k.sys which is the system windowing driver which makes sense if it graphics related. I've looked at your driver date and it was released last december, can you try updating it. If that doesn't work can you please enable Driver Verifier by following these instructions. Here's some instructions how to update the graphics driver for AMD graphics cards.


Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff9600025c9ed, fffff88009c12100, 0}

Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!MulAssociateSharedSurface+15 )

Followup: MachineOwner

3: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* B... Read more

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My computer has been very buggy for a while. Would love some assistance with this BSOD.

A:BSOD - Not sure what's causing it.

From your crash dumps:


* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
BugCheck 50, {fffff96001351560, 0, fffff960000f8293, 2}
Probably caused by : win32k.sys ( win32k!DEVLOCKOBJ::bLock+7f )
Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : cdd.dll ( cdd!memset+80 )
Your logs show your Nvidia Drivers are contributing to your BSOD's:


*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
Driver: nvlddmkm.sys
Dated: Sat Feb 09 23:13:08 2013
Please update your Nvidia Driver to the latest version:

1. Download latest Nvidia Driver, choosing Option 2: Nividia Driver Download
2. Goto Start> Type: Device Manager
3. Expand Display Adapters
4. Right-Click "Driver Name", and Uninstall
5. Reboot your computer
6. Run Driver Sweeper
7. Reboot again
8. Install Downloaded Nividia Driver

Use Driver Sweerper to scan for any left over files from the old driver:

Clean Left over Files after Uninstalling

Create a System Restore point before starting.

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Lately my computer has getting blue screens, could someone help me find out what is causing them? Here is the dump file http://www.mediafire.com/?zbb43ou0zycjx7h

A:What is causing my PC to BSOD?

Your video driver needs to be updated or the video card is bad

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Hello. I've recently been getting extremely low fps on my laptop and I've been tearing my hair out trying to figure out what is causing it. Everything has always worked well until now. The only thing I've changed on my machine is the laptop charger. I ordered an aftermarket ac adapter off of eBay because my old one quit charging my battery. Mind you, the old one was also aftermarket and I had no problems with my frames per second. And yes, the new one charges my battery.

Now, here is the run down:
Dell Latitude D530
Intel Core 2 Duo @2.00 GHZ
GM965 Express Chipset.
Ubuntu/WinXp x86
Now, I am CERTAIN it's not a driver or any kind of problem in the o/s. I've tested and have had the problem on Windows XP as well as Ubuntu/Mint using the best possible drivers. I've also updated my 3 year old BIOS in hopes it would correct the problem. Still nothing.

Now finally, what game am I playing? Brace yourself... I play Runescape. YES, RUNESCAPE. A simple little Java based game that I play in my web browser. Not to mention, in safe graphics mode! Now it's a bit strange. I swear, it seems random when my laptop decides when it wants to give me low fps. I've tried playing with no battery only charger and no charger only battery and I still get mixed results! I'll get playable, perfect fps as I've always have or I'll get the terrible, unplayable, low fps I've only recently been seeing. The last thing I'd like to me... Read more

A:Solved: What's causing this low fps? Anyone? Someone? Help!

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Hi, this is my first time posting but i thought id give it a go.

A few months ago i did a complete rebuild of my computer, fresh windows install, the works.
At first i had some problems with the odd blue screen but i thought i had the problem fixed after i did a complete re-install of some graphics drivers.

However after having no major problem for a couple of months i found that when sitting down at my computer it was once again sitting at the login screen, after logging in i was surprised to find that it had once again blue screened.

And so i have come to the seven forums in the hope of finding what is causing this happen as i'm completly stumped as to what is causing this to happen.

Thanks for an assistance

Forgot to hit upload on the required dump information, is now added

A:Hal.dll causing BSOD

Hi Fingerzz.

hal.dll is hardware abstruction layer; and stop 0x124 means hardware failure.

Are you overclocking? As you are getting BSODs, you should stop overclocking and run all the hardware components like CPU, GPU and RAM to their default settings.

Also do some hardware tests:

Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+
Run memtest for at least 8 passes, preferably overnight.
If it start showing errors/red lines, stop testing. A single error is enough to determine that something is going bad there.

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

Stress test the CPU.
Hardware - Stress Test With Prime95

Let us know the results.

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 124, {0, fffffa800a93e028, bf800000, 200401}

Probably caused by : GenuineIntel

Followup: MachineOwner

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I hope this is the correct area of the forum to post this if not please either move it or tell me where I should post it.
Sorry if this is a bit long and complicated but I am trying to give as much info as I can in the hope someone will spot the solution.
For years I have used Kaspersky without any problem.
Likewise for years i have used an accounting programme called Manager (Manager.io)
Yesterday Manager was suddenly missing from my computer so I reinstalled it.
As soon as I open it it appears for about 1 second then vanishes and I get an error message saying the programme has been moved or changed (see image)
I checked their forum and they tried to help. We eventually found that while it installs all the programme files the .exe file is missing.
I ran a full virus scan
I ran a rootkit scan
I ran Malwarebytes scan
I used CCleaner to check my reg
Problem remained.
I tried System Restore but it said it had failed
I then tried with Kaspersky paused,
Still no joy.
After a full day of doing nothing but battle this programme I decided to copy the .exe file from another computer into the hidden App list of files.
If I click it it simply instantly deletes itself
However if I right click and then run as Administrator the programme opens.
NOTE. I am the only user on this computer and I am an Administrator.
So I am baffled.
Any suggestions why this is happening and how I can actually install and use it would be great.
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Ok had in my computer a basic 256mb Ram and i upgraded to 512mb CORSAIR 184-pin DDR-DIM and had no problems but about 2 weeks ago i started to have problems during gameplay. I was getting about a 45 second slow down during games and it would happen every 15-20 minutes. At first i thought it might just be that i need some more so i bought another 512mb CORSAIR to go along side it, exactly the same, but i am still getting the same problem. It does not matter which game i play even if its an old one, or one that used low ram it would still and still does slow down for about 45 seconds every 15-20 minutes.

Whats going on? Any help greatly welcomed.

A:Solved: Is my RAM causing this?

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What is causing my computer to run hot?

A:What can be causing my computer to run hot?

There can be several reasons why your computer may be overheating. Some of the common reasons can be:1. Accumulation of dust in the computer's case2. Insufficient ventilation3. CPU fan not performing optimally4. Overall room temperature is high5. The computer is running continuously for hours together To know more about overheating of computer, these links can be useful:Important: The following links are of third-party websites. It is recommended to update your security software thoroughly before clicking on the links.http://pcsupport.about.com/od/maintenance/tp/pc_cooling.htmhttp://www.howtogeek.com/174288/how-to-tell-if-your-computer-is-overheating-and-what-to-do-about-it/http://lifehacker.com/5570909/how-to-prevent-your-computer-from-overheating-and-why-its-important

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A friend of mine had a gateway that the harddrive went bad. I replaced the drive and manage to load everything win xp sp2 with all downdoads. All gateway drivers.

About 70 percent of the time when inserting a cd thesystem reboots.

I enabled the BOD and no error. This will also occur in the safe mode. No flags in system events. No beep codes.

Ran memtest86 OK. Ran Toast OK. Hooked an extra cd drive to the PSU removed the ribbon and inserted a cd in both no flux in power. Swapped the drive for a known good one no difference. Uninstalled the drive in device manager rebooted win discovered and installed no diff. Im lost.

A:cd causing reboot

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i have 256mb of pc100 ram currently and i brought another stick it was not the same brand,when i put it in and run mad onion 3d bench mark it cause freezes.Put it in by itself it works fine in either of the two slots (the old and the new strips work fine by themselfs).any suggestion.

cheers dean

A:new ram causing problems

Get another stick of the same memory you just bought. Obviously the 2 you have now will not function together.

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Hi folks,FYI ... my laptop is Gateway M-6862 with Vista Home Premuim, SP1, 64-Bit. And I have all the Updates installed as per Microsoft suggestion.I believe about 2 or 3 weeks ago when Microsoft pushed down one of their Screwed up Updates ... has caused my problem. Unfortunately somehow my Restore Points have been deleted and I only can go back 2 or 3 days and not several weeks back.Since then anytime I have Explorer open ... even one instance ... my CPU jumps to 50% and stays there ... if I happen to open up 2 instances of Explorer the CPU just goes crazier ...I open Winodws Task Manager and I see "IExplorer.exe*32" going at 50% plus. The only way I can stop this crap is to shut down my Explorer and Re-Boot and restart my laptop ... just so I can start this routine over and over.I have searched the Internet for couple of days ... and as usual ... everyone right off the back suggests that might be a Virus Infection ... which I doubt I am infected.But I took those suggestion and here is what I have done so far ...1. I ran latest MBAM (Malwarebytes) in "Safe Mode with Networking" and I was clean!2. I also ran latest SAS (SuperAntiSpyware) in the "Safe Mode" ... clean again.3. I ran Anti-Rootkit programs: F-Secure Blacklight, Sophos 1.5 in Regular Windows mode and again Clean.4. I tried to run "GMER RootKit Remover" but I get Error that program does not start correctly (which I have posted a separate Thread for this pr... Read more

A:IExplorer.exe*32 causing my CPU to Run at 50% Plus

Have you tried running IE without addons? Right-click on desktop IE icon, select Start without addons.Also have you tried running the 64 bit version of IE. You can find it in Start Menu > Programs section.

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Hey all!

I just bought a new pc specs are :

Intel i5 7600k
Asus strix h270f
Samsung ssd 260 gb
Evg power supply 750 gold tier
Nzxt kraken cpu cooler x42
Asus geforce 1060 3gb oc
Everything was running perfectly until i remembered i forgot to put my HDD 2tb green wd. Ive had it for AGES (its the only old part in my PC) . When i put it in, that night, the computers acreen went black and power stayed on. Then i restarted the pc, and a white thick line went across the screen right after the windows logo before loggin in. It stays on that and the PC stays on.

I removed the HDD and turned the PC on again, worked perfectly. Whats with my HDD?
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In October I purchased a SAMSUNG SD-616T DVD-ROM from Dell to install in my Dell Dimension 4100 OS Windows ME. The driver they sent is CyberLink PowerDVD version 4.0.11. On the software CD it states that it supports operating systems: Windows XP and Windows 2000 SP2. Dell has told me that it also supports Windows ME.
The DVD drive will run text files, picture files and audio files. It was even running the sound and video loop but as soon as I try to start a movie or run an interactive DVD it gives me a blue screen with the error message: Error: OE: 0028: 8B55FFFF strike any key to continue. Striking a key brings you back to the desktop but the DVD wonít eject for several minutes. If you wait that long another error message shows up: Error: OE: 0028: C0014C8E strike any key to continue. After you strike a key the DVD will now eject. Whether or not you wait for the second error message the computer will not operate properly after the first one. The computer will not shut down without ctrl+alt+delete, ctrl+alt+delete. When it reboots the computer brings up a white Active Desktop Recovery screen. The computer still doesnít always seem to operate properly until it is shut off and restarted. I know itís not the DVD drive or the hard drive because Dell replaced both (they thought something was wrong with them) and it still doesnít work. Please help!

A:DVD causing crash

Hi Sparki in AK,

Try checking the web for the latest drivers for the DVD drive. Also check with the software vendor to see if there program is really compatible with Windows ME. Also how much memory does your video card have? and check how much virtual memory you have available. Just to give you an idea, to play DVD movies on my current machine i had to increase my video card memory in the BIOS to 32mb, because when it was set to 16mb it jumped!


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I purchased a HP Notebook PC Model HP 2000-2d03tu in 2013.  From the date of purchase it causes eyestrain.  I tried to reduce it by multiple ways, from the instructions from so many blogs.  But no result. It is continuing.  I hate to use that laptop now, I had a high trust in HP, that's why I purchased it.    I want to stop the eyestrain,  Is there any way stop it?  Suggestions welcome. ...  Thanks in advance...

A:Causing eye-strain....Why?

While holding down the Ctrl key, tap the + key to increase the font size on the screen. That should make it a bit easier to read. Using the - key will make the font on the screen smaller. If doing that does not help, then it is time to consider going to see an Optometrist. You may need glasses or new ones if you are already wearing them. I am making this suggestion as a person who has worn glasses from the age of seven. 

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I?ve been experiencing a problem with my gaming computer that I haven?t had before. Games that previously ran fine on my PC like Battlefield 2, Bioshock and Mass Effect are now experiencing graphical errors, flickering screens, and are crashing to the desktop at loading screens. I?ve de-dusted my PC and ran a full virus scan on Norton Antivirus, but the problems are still there. Is it time for a new videocard? Here are my system specs.
Thanks for your help!

AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+

2.01 GHz Performance Rated at 3.20 GHz

1023 MB RAM

Microsoft Windows XP Professional (Build Service Pack 22600)

NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT (GeForce 7900 GT)

DirectX 9.0C

Realtek AC97 Audio

20.3 GB free space


A:What's causing the crashing?

Well your system is not to bad it should run games ok. well i would say its your video card thats letting your system down the most.
but if you can't play game properly that ra in the past (exact same games) then it could be another problem
i suggest you try reformatting just so your computer is running at its peak and to fix any problems before you go out and spend money

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HI All,

I am very new to all this computer stuff and need a little help.

Two weeks ago I changed my ram on my computer from 3gb of ddr2 pc2 5300 (667mhz) to 2gb of ddr2 pc2-6400 (800mhz). This was not brand new. I had no problems. Then Tuesday (6th MAy) I added another 4gb ram exactly the same brand OCZ pc2 -6400 (800mhz) so three sticks of OCZ 2gb gold edition ram [email protected] (all used not new)

Now in the matter of two days I have three BSOD. I am guessing it is a fault with one or both of these sticks and currently running the system on each one individually to see.

All three blue screens have had different issues


I am running Windows home 64 bit edition, service pack 1

A:Is My new Ram Causing BSOD

Hi du5t1n and welcome to SevenForums

Take a look at the link below

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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