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Unplugging Router Harmful?

Q: Unplugging Router Harmful?

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

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

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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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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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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

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Copy / paste in your next reply.

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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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I keep getting a variation of the eamil in the image and was just wondering if it looks as suspicious to you as it does to me.

I don't have an email address even close to that one in my address book.

Also the attachments look awful suspicious.
 

A:Harmful Or What?

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I recently moved to a house with wireless internet. Now my CPU is constantly bumping 100% since installing and using the wireless internet card.

It only happens when the connection is enabled.

Zone Alarm has recently flagged acs.exe as highly suspiscious.

Does anyone know what this is?

When searching the internet, I can't seem to find a straight answer.

Can't seems to move, delete, or end task this file either.

-db
 

A:acs.exe harmful?

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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
 

A:My CD-writer keeps unplugging itself...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The results of my scan with Spy Cleaner Gold has appinit_dlls listed under Suspicious entries. The key path is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows nt\currentversion\windows. I don't know much about registry keys, so I'm not sure if I should remove it or not.

A:Is Appinit_dlls Harmful?

According to MS TechNet they are legitimate. http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserve...3.mspx?mfr=true

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I'm working on a friends computer which had 1051 infections on it, I've cleaned it down to 18 reg. keys infections. Are the following harmful and need to be removed? If so, how do I do it? ( They do not delete on reboot ) Thank you so much.
Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{c9ccbb35-d123-4a31-affc-9b2933132116} (Adware.Shopping.Report) -> Delete on reboot.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{a7cddcdc-beeb-4685-a062-978f5e07ceee} (Adware.Shopping.Report) -> Delete on reboot.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{a16ad1e9-f69a-45af-9462-b1c286708842} (Adware.Shopping.Report) -> Delete on reboot.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20ea9658-6bc3-4599-a87d-6371fe9295fc} (Adware.Shopping.Report) -> Delete on reboot.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{100eb1fd-d03e-47fd-81f3-ee91287f9465} (Adware.Shopping.Report) -> Delete on reboot.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Typelib\{cdca70d8-c6a6-49ee-9bed-7429d6c477a2} (Adware.Shopping.Report) -> Delete on reboot.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Typelib\{d136987f-e1c4-4ccc-a220-893df03ec5df} (Adware.Shopping.Report) -> Delete on reboot.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Typelib\{e343edfc-1e6c-4cb5-aa29-e9c922641c80} (Adware.Shopping.Report) -> Delete on reboot.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\shoppingreport.hbax (Adware.Shopping.Report) -> Delete on reboot.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\shoppingreport.hbax.1 (Adware.Shopping.Report) -> Delete on reboot.
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\shoppingreport.hbinfoband (Adware.Shopping.Report) -> Delete on reboot.
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A:Reg keys, Harmful or not

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Whenever I try to open a certain .exe file i recieve this message:

"windows found that this file is potentially harmful.
To help protect your computer, Windows has blocked this file."

It wont let me open or in some cases download the file even though I know its safe. How can I disable this to view the files?
 

A:Potentially Harmful.....erm NO!

Hi and welcome. Is it from Windows Mail?

If so:

In Windows Mail go to Tools > Options. On the Security tab, choose
"Internet Zone" as the Internet Explorer security zone to use. Un-check "Do
not allow attachments to be saved or opened that could potentially be a
virus." Click on Apply, then OK.
 

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Hi,
I've been getting a request to allow choqb.exe to run on my pc. I don't know if it is harmful or not. It only reared its head in the last few days and it doesn't appear to be an important file as it doesn't affect my pc when I refuse it. Any help you can offer or advice as to its purpose would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.




DDS (Ver_10-10-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by Lol at 0:03:41.32 on 09/10/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18943
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.44.1033.18.4094.1503 [GMT 1:00]
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\WISPTIS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ink\TabTip.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
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A:Choqb.exe - is it harmful?

Hi,

Upload C:\Windows\system32\choqb.exe file to http://www.virustotal.com and post back the results or a link to the results.
Download OTL to your desktop.
Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.
When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.
Copy-paste following contents into custom scan -area:
netsvcs
drivers32
%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.*
%systemroot%\*. /mp /s
CREATERESTOREPOINT
%systemroot%\System32\config\*.sav
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\Results\Install|LastSuccessTime /rs
Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply. You may need two posts to fit them all in.

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Everytime i start my computer i get a promt that states 'Windows cannot find ms-java.exe'. I dont know if it is harmful to my computer or not? And how do i stop this. I could use some knowledge on this... Im new so i apologize if this is in the wrong section. I tried a search but didnt find anything. I think it is also causing some lag sometimes that never happened before this.

this is what i get when i start my computer:


Thanks for your help,
Dave

A:is this harmful? (ms-java.exe)

I would treat it as very suspicious considering it's path...if it was the genuine MS Java application then, I would be able to find out lots of info on it.

If you want you can submit the file to Jotti File Scan to see what they make of it??

Also, it may be an idea to run a full system scan with your anti-virus and anti-spyware programs.

Plus, feel free to read this link for instructions on posting a HiJack This log file so one of our analysts can hopefully give you the all clear :)

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I noticed a file called npigl.dll on my hard drive is this a safe file or not?Some research indicates that this is some addon (probably yahoo toolbar which i do use) but when uploading the file to jotti it says avast found it being trojan.gen (or something similar) when uploading it to virustotal it says 4 scanners found a threat. (all it said was suspicous file high risk worm etc)Also, i notice no odd addons in my manage addon thing.(i use internet explorer 8 btw) when i scan with malware bytes nothing comes up. I am really confused here,are these false positives?I can unregister the dll if it is truly harmful.

A:npigl.dll harmful or not?

Where is the file (full path) located?
What is the creation date?
Did you right click on it > choose properties and look for information under the version tab?

If one vendor hits on a file, then possible you are looking at a FP. However, you say several are providing hits so that's more conclusive it may not be harmless.

I found references to it being related to an IGLoader game loader plugin for Opera located at:
C:\Program Files\Opera\Program\Plugins

And also for Firefox located at:
C:\Windows
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins

Although you use IE, do you also use Firefox or Opera and if so, are any of the above locations where you are finding that file?

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I have been unable to use my computer normally for the past 3 days.
I have the Trend Micro PC-cillin Pro on my computer and have run a full system scan 2 to 3 times each day trying to get rid of this junk but have been unable to do so. It also has a big sign on my desk top in bright yellow letters warning me of the spyware and telling me to "Click here" to download their Spy Away program. It appears to be a Microsoft Windows warning with the small Yellow triangle in the bottom right corner of my desk top with several warnings about spyware and trojans etc...trying to infect my computer. But I want to Google search and found that their program is the spyware.
HELP -- HOW DO I GET RID OF THE MESS?
 

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whenever i try to scan my computer,my antivirus only can define trojan and worm viruses.Is there any other virus that can harm my computer?

A:Is There Any Other Harmful Viruses?

This is somewhat a tricky question to answer. Typically the anti-virus companies attach their own label to a malicious file, be it a virus, a trojan, a downloader, a file infecter, a rootkit, a backdoor. The names and how they are defined are up for grabs, there is no standard that I know of. The definitions aren't as clear cut as they used to be. And add to that mix the slew of malware, adware, spyware and so on...Virus according to Microsoft:Computer viruses are small software programs that are designed to spread from one computer to another and to interfere with computer operation. A virus might corrupt or delete data on your computer, use your e-mail program to spread itself to other computers, or even erase everything on your hard disk.As you can see the main purpose of a virus is to cause harm and spread. There are several types of viruses, but they all have that same goal. Disrupting the normal activities of the computer it infects.A trojan is more insidious. It tries to avoid detection. The name actually says a lot. It will try to confuse the system into thinking it is something else. But again, the goal is to disrupt. Or to gain access to install another type of nasty. They often allow remote access.A couple of informative links on trojans.Worms are like viruses but their initial purpose is to replicate, more than do damage. They can replicate so fast, they will slow your computer down to a crawl in a matter of minutes. They also actively seek out exploitable compute... Read more

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1010 PM, on 3/14/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks Basic Edition\Norton GoBack\GBPoll.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$VAIO_VEDB\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\NORTON~1\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\WMPlugIn\SonicStageMonitoring.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\NORTON~1\SPEEDD~1\NOPDB.EXE
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Event Service\VESMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VCSW\VCSW.exe
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Hi, I just took a hijackthis log and i am wondering which things are harmful... My computer is acting very weird i.e: windows explorer crashing, internet explorer not being able to save target as... it just crashes, Windows Media Player 10 Crashing..Task Manager Not Being able to open after 10minutes of computer start up..Anyway here is my Hijackthis Log. Thanx for the help

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:04:03 PM, on 4/06/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4ss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4gui.exe
C:\Program Files\Kerio\Per... Read more

A:Help! Hijackthis log - which are harmful?

Hi SubZero_O and welcome to the BC forums. After reviewing your log I see that you are running msconfig in /auto mode which means that you may have selectively removed some items in the past from the startup procedure. This can hide malware from us when we are performing a fix, so we would like you to reenable those startup entries by doing the following:Please click on Start, then Run, and type msconfig and then press Enter. When the window opens you should be on the General tab. Click on the Normal Startup item. Then press ok until you are out of the program. It will ask you to reboot so reboot normally.The next thing to do is update your operating system. Your operating system is extremely out of date. By not keeping your OS updated you leave yourself open to many of the infections that cannot be installed on a properly updated system. I strongly recommend that you go to the Windows Update site and install Service Pack 2. Once that is done, go back to the Windows Update site and install all available Critical Updates. This will patch your system with the most current security fixes and plug all the known holes which your present system has open.Now please create a new Hijackthis Log and post it here as a reply. I will review it when it comes in.OT

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
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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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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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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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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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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,
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

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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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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 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
 

A:Plugging in and unplugging a usb device

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 08:53:48, on 10.03.2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ABBYY\FineReader\9.00\Licensing\PE\NetworkLicenseServer.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\mdm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgam.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\WINDOWS\OEM02Mon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
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A:My Hijackthis Log is here, is there anything harmful detected?

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

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Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new thread, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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I have the latest Zone Alarm Security Suite. I used it to scan my computer. After rebooting to delete the soundmix.exe virus that has been bothering me for some time now, i could not launch any software programes what so ever! I have to right click a software i wish to launch and lauch it under a different account. Help?!
 

A:soundmix.exe more harmful when removed!

WElcome to TSG

Please click Here to download HijackThis to your desktop.

Click the Download button. When the Trend Micro HJT install box appears, double click on the HJTInstall.exe. Click on Install.

It will be installed by default here: C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis

A shortcut to the application will also be placed on your Desktop.

The program will open automatically after installation.

You can double-click the icon that was placed on the Desktop to run subsequent HijackThis scans or you can use the icon inside the folder. The folder HijackThis is where you will find the HJT logs that you save. When you use the application to remove anything, you will also find the backup copies made by HJT inside this folder.

Close all other windows except HijackThis.

Click on "Do a system scan and save logfile" When the log pops up in Notepad, copy and paste that file back here.

Do NOT have HijackThis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.
 

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I have a second computer that i use to download MANY software progams(games,utilities,etc.) and try out. i would say well over thousands of different programs.

needless to say,i have to clean out that computer alot.

which brings me to this,i have reformatted the hard drive about once a week,sometimes 2 or 3 times,over a year.

Is there such a thing as reformatting too many times? its a small 7.5GB hard drive.

thanks
 

A:Reformatting Too May Times Harmful?

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When I log on to Facebook the chat bar on the side doesn't come up and I can not access my messages. When I try to send some one a message it pops up the window for my files on my computer. On certain websites it's almost impossible to scroll down or up once you've stopped to read something. I have run my virus scanner (Avast), Malwarebytes, & CCleaner. I have also run hijackthis but I can't copy and paste because it won't let me and it will not let me save the file. So basically I don't know what else to do!!! Please help me lol Thanks!
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) II N530 Dual-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3834 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 290908 MB, Free - 207741 MB; D: Total - 14031 MB, Free - 2009 MB; E: Total - 99 MB, Free - 89 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1444
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Possible virus or harmful malware?

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I've just downloaded the full version of registry easy a few days ago and it what it said it'll do but recently, I've noticed that numerous programs on my computer (including google chrome) have been getting blocked and I can't seem to delete any files since the option of tunning that program has also been blocked by the data prevention, my question is if all these problems are a result of downloading the program or if it's been just an unfortunate coincidence. (And as an added piece of information, I've ran malwarebytes-antimalware and man of the viruses had the name of "whitesmoke")

A:Is Registry Easy harmful?

Just downloading the program wouldn't cause problems. Did you run it? If so then yes, that's your problem. Registry cleaners CAUSE problems, they do not cure them. You should NEVER use any registry cleaners. NEVER.

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