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"Turn monitor off" setting doesn't really turn off

Q: "Turn monitor off" setting doesn't really turn off

Dell Dimension 4100 PIII 866 MHz, XP Pro, NViIDIA GeForce MX 440

This is my problem: I have the power saving settings set to turn off my monitor after 20 min. It does briefly turn off, only to turn on again 1 sec. later, displaying a faint very dark blue screen... It used turn off fine, but after upgrading from Windows 98SE to XP Pro I got this problem. Is this the OS or my video card?

Any clues?

Thanks all

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

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

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

A: "Turn monitor off" setting doesn't really turn off

Did you upgrade to XP right over the top of 98 or was it a clean install? If you did an upgrade over the top of 98 (and I know you don't want to hear this lol) then you should format and do a clean install. Upgrades rarely leave you with a stable system.

Things to try before you do that though:

1) Make sure your video card drivers are up to date.

2) Make sure Windows is updated - go to windowsupdate

3) try the system file checker (Start, Run, "sfc /scannow" [without the quotes]) to make sure your system files are intact.

Other than that I would say just do a format and install XP from scratch (to be honest, you should do this anyway if you haven't already, you'll get much better stability and performance).

Prime

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As this question was never answered I'll post it verbatim with my own comments below,
See original post here;
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/756093-flash-drive-s-active-light.html

In all operating systems up to Vista, the flash drive's "active" light turns off when I go through the disconnect procedure; but, in Vista, it doesn't. I have traditionally used this as part of my explanation to others (and a convenience to myself) about when to not to remove the flash drive from its USB port.

This is a problem common to all Vista systems I've seen.

Why does the light not turn off in Vista?

And, is there an easy way to correct this?

Additional information: I have eliminated this problem being hardware-related. I have loaded Vista onto one of my systems here that previously had Windows 2000, then XP on it and it was only with the loading of Vista that the problem developed on this system. Just to be absolutely sure, I did a restore of a previous image of Windows 2000 and the problem went away again. I put Vista back on and the problem came back. So, this is strictly a Vista problem.Click to expand...

I have had the same problem with every Vista system I have used and every flash drive (note this means SSD NAND flash not HDD's or card adapters). AS the last discussion degraded into useless questions about hardware and other OS's let's get a confirmation that someone out there actually has a flash drive that turns its activ... Read more

A:Flash drive's "active" light doesn't turn off in Vista when "safely removed"

have done a litte research and testing in my lab on several machines and have confirmd the problem. What it seems to indicate to me is that, in Vista, the light simply indicates power, not data transfer. Whenever I am transferring data, the light blinks.

While I have never actually tested it, I do not belive that the "safely remove" feature actually kills all power to the USB port in XP. If that is the case, then there is really no danger as long as vista has acknowledged the disconnect and knows not to try to write data to the drive.
 

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Hi,

I've set Turn off the display setting in my power plan to 15 minutes and my monitor does turn off after that period (sometimes it doesn't!), but then, sometimes, it turns ON by itself after few minutes.

I've been Google-ing these days trying to find some solution and I came across suggestions which recommends that Allow this device to wake the computer option, located in the Power management tab, in the Properties window of the network adapter, in the Device manager, should be disabled. Also, there were suggestions that Wake on Magic packet property in the Advanced tab should be disabled, too. Unfortunately, all that did not work in my case.

Does somebody know what can cause this problem? Has anyone ever encountered such phenomena?

Thanks in advance.

A:Monitor turn on by itself after "Turn off the display" starts

Hello alokin87 & welcome to Sevenforums,

Sometimes the computer Wake from standby because of a program's updating itself. Sometimes it does wake, sometimes it does not!

Therefore it could be the Windows Media center as explained in this Hotfix from MS. You could give a try:

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-u...ly-2010-a.html

Look at post #1:

"-Do you find that your Windows 7 Computer wakes up from sleep unexpectedly at a particular time every day? If so then you might to check up if any scheduled tasks are waking your PC up."

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It seems that no matter how I set this, after the next start-up it reverts to "15 minutes".  What registry key controls this?

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In all operating systems up to Vista, the flash drive's "active" light turns off when I go through the disconnect procedure; but, in Vista, it doesn't. I have traditionally used this as part of my explanation to others (and a convenience to myself) about when to not to remove the flash drive from its USB port.

This is a problem common to all Vista systems I've seen.

Why does the light not turn off in Vista?

And, is there an easy way to correct this?

Additional information: I have eliminated this problem being hardware-related. I have loaded Vista onto one of my systems here that previously had Windows 2000, then XP on it and it was only with the loading of Vista that the problem developed on this system. Just to be absolutely sure, I did a restore of a previous image of Windows 2000 and the problem went away again. I put Vista back on and the problem came back. So, this is strictly a Vista problem.
 

A:Flash drive's "active" light doesn't turn off in Vista when disconnected

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My Start, "Turn off Computer" and "restart computer" button doesn't work. (processor is Intel Centrino duo on an Acer Travel Mate 4230)

I think the problem began when I installed Microsoft Mobile to use with my HTC 9625 (Tytn II) [smart phone/pda]

I seem to get a temporary fix when I reinstall the Mobile app, but then in 2 or 3 days I'm back to the problem.

Also, when the shut off starts failing, (I can use the hardware button...hold 10 sec) soon to follow my "Active Sync" starts working selectively.

Help! Thoughts.

A:"Turn off Computer" doesn't Work

Hi,

When you click the buttons does it show any sign of receiving that command? Does it lock up or change screens at all?

Cheers,
mantis484

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So....my secondary pc "turns on", meaning it starts, but I'm seeing nothing. The monitor is fine and the pc "sounds" like it's working.....what could the problems be? I know that it's loaded with spyware, could this cause no picture at all? If the graphics card was blown, I would still be seeing something, right? Any opinions would be greatly appreciated!!
 

A:Solved: PC has power, but doesn't "turn on"

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I need to know this since windows thinks that my monitor gets unplugged when I turn it off and use displayport (DP) as a media to transfer the image. This will be a big issue for windows if its not fixed soon since DP more or less always registers as "unplugged"
when the monitor is off.
Any1 know a solution to this problem? its bad when u need to change the resolution back to normal each time you start the computer and forgett to start one of the monitors...

A:Auto detect "unplugged monitor", where to turn off?

This is controlled by your video driver, not Windows!
The problem lies with the video driver.Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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Hi friends.

I am not on this forum unless I have a problem.
I have a year 2000 flat screen View Sonic monitor. When I boot my computer, the monitor will try to come on but quits in few seconds. It shows black screen. LED on monitor used to stay "Green" Vs yellow or nothing at present. do you think my video card might be bad in the computer or the fuse inside the monitor is blown or monitor is bad period?

Please help.
Thanks -----
 

A:Flat Screen Monitor will not turn "ON"

It sounds like your system is not booting. As a quick test of your monitor, connect it to the system you are using now. That will tell you if the monitor is working or not.
FWIW I had a viewsonic 22" monitor from around the same time; it stopped working about 6 months ago.
 

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These are in Firefox. I'd like to turn off all of these dumbo messages. If you know how, please let me know how too.

Thanks,
Burt

A:How do I turn off "Share Location," "Allow Full screen,"

Follow this guide from Mozilla support: https://Permissions Manager - Give certain websites the ability to store passwords, set cookies and more | support.mozilla.org
You can set individual web sites or you can do like I did and follow the second part of the guide and set for "all sites". You'll see the settings to ask or block either request to the right.

For further exploration try typing about:about into the address bar, be careful using the resulting page, all the links are mozilla/firefox related; Some of the links are benign, and others can get you into trouble.

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I have my updates set to "Download updates but let me choose whether to install them"

Yet every now and then, with no action on my part, when I go to turn off my computer or to restart it I get the "Do Not Turn Off" message and windows starts installing updates. This is Ok if the updates are short but very frustrating if it takes a while and I need the computer to restart fast or shut down fast.

Is there any setting that will prevent this from happening?

A:How do I turn off update function that causes "Do Not Turn Off"

This is what I use and it works most of the time.
*** Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install.***

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I am running Windows 8 64 bit

Apparently I scanned my system using full system scan (AVAST) and left my computer on thinking it would take for many hours. When I came back, my computer automatically shutdown because it was left standby for about 4 hours. I don't know if the scan was finished. When I try to boot, the screen gets stuck on "please wait" screen or "configuring windows. Do not turn off your computer".

I already tried going to System Recovery Options screen, then going to Troubleshoot, then Advanced Options, but I tried everything there and still the issue persists even when I tried to boot in safe mode. I tried going to command prompt, and type sfc/ scannow but it says it can't scan right now. I also tried chkdsk / R but it says the same. I don't know how to run cmd as administrator from the System Recovery Options.

So now I tried to use system restore but I am stuck to the windows logo for about 1 and half hour. I don't know if I should wait for this or it is already stuck. In other forums I read, they used system restore with only the "C:" disk group connected. Should I also do this?

I am thinking to remove AVAST or somehow disable it.

Please help me.

A:[SOLVED] Stuck on "Please wait" screen or "Configuring windows. Do not turn off your

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Do you have your Windows 8 CD?

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i recently contracted a virus that does the above mentioned things. i have hijack this, prevx, and wintasks. i also have just downloaded norton 2007. can anyone help me fix my ailing computer?

josh
 

A:Task manager disabled, no "run" option, no "turn off" option

oh, i am running win xp sp 2, have a dell dimension 2350, and have already deleted viewpoint manager, but i'm still stuck.

josh
 

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Everything turns on, fans and everything. It's a completely new build. No input detected from a Samsung monitor.

I've swapped ram sticks to see if one of them is dead
I've reseated the video card

Don't know what to do.

Gonna pop my 4870 X2 into the computer to see if the video card is DOA. If not, the motherboard?
 

A:New Computer Build: Monitor doesn't turn on / Monitor doesn't initalize

your vga could be causing the issue, but that's only if you dont have onboard video as well.

Next time you post with a problem, make sure you give us detailed specs of your rig, when you dont its like saying "Hey, I have a red car, and it wont start."
 

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Yesterday my computer went crazy.
I have a Dell Latitude D531, running Win Xp Professional Version 2002 SP3.

At the end of my shift I had many windows open in Rockmelt and Google Crome and I just closed the . When I came home I opened the lid and waited for like 10 min and the only thing I saw was a "on" blask screen. I held in the power button to turn off the computer.

Turned it on and after that I lost:
1. Internet connection both cable and wireless
2. The PC won't read USB pen.
3. It won't turn off properly, and up in a blue screen and stays there.
4. Lost also sound on the computer.

I have tried the following sollutions:
- Tried to reset TCP/IP but it just hangs up.
- Tried to uninstall sound driver, just hangs up.
- Tried to uninstall network adapters, but just hangs there.

I have not installed any new programs for ages.

Any sollutions to this massive brake down?

Regards

Kjetil

A:[SOLVED] Lost Internet connection, won't turn off properly, won't "read" USB pen

Boot off of the Windows Disc Or download the Recovery Console ISO. Burn it to CD with IMGBurn Boot off of the CD and get to the Recovery Console. Here type chkdsk /R and press enter. The Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.
You can also download the ISO image for Drive Fitness Test in my signature and burn the image to a CD using IMGBurn also in my signature and boot off of the newly created CD and run the short and extended tests on the HDD to test the integrity of the drive.

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I'm looking for a way to actually remove the folder for "Games" under "Turn Windows Features on or off" in Control panel. We need to completely remove the folder from the list so that our users can't just go in and re install the games. Thanks.

A:Remove folder from "Turn Windows Features on or off" in control panel

Do not give your users administrative power. Done.

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I have Windoes XP Home on my laptop. Recently, the computer takes a long time (about a minute or two) to respond after I click on "Start / Turn Off Computer" and then it shows my shut down options (Standby, Turn Off, Restart). However, the computer responds very quickly when I shut down from the Task Manager. I conducted all the appropriate tools (check disk, defrag, full virus/spyware scan, disk cleanup and disabled all non-critical processes).

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HI,
By choosing this option, Does it really increase HD performance in win7?
(i'm talking about physical HD drive C:\ ,not out of the system connected storage device )
i read in some places and also Brink tutorial but could not find straight answer.
(Solved) - Speeding Up SATA Hard Drives in Windows Vista ? How-To Geek Forums
what do you think?

A:"Turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on the device"

I doubt anybody's done extensive testing or benchmarking for performance benefits when you enable/disable that feature. Most people probably leave it to the default (unchecked).

But heres some history. That setting exists to actually fix a bug in Win 3.1 that led to many legacy apps relying heavily on flush calls (forcing hdd to write buffered data to the disk). The reason they did this was because flush calls were extremely fast and the reason they were so fast was they didnt actually work! The feature was broken, lol. So when MS fixed the issue in Win 95, all such apps slowed down to a crawl. To fix this MS added back the option to break the flush calls.

Read here:

Windows Confidential: The Power of Bugs

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After I click "Turn off computer" in the start menu, I get an hourglass and it takes over a minute for the Turn off/restart/log off box to come up. Anyone know why this is happening? I can still work with the computer and do other stuff, but it just takes a while for the box to come up. It's really annoying.

Thanks!
 

A:clicking "turn off computer" in start menu takes to long

Hi it can be for many reasons check.
http://www.aumha.org/a/shtdwnxp.htm
 

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Hi I'm new to this whole forum thing so let's see how I go.

Some background info about my laptop is probably useful so I'll start there. I have owned my ASUS Transformer Book TX300CA for about 2 years now and haven't had many recent issues with it. My laptop recently suggested to update my Windows 10 to the "Anniversary Edition" and I did so thinking everything would be fine.

I didn't really use my computer for a couple of days after that but it was still turned on and charging as normal (I never usually turn it off). The next time I went to use it, it notified me that it just had to finish installing the updates which it did after this I went to use my computer and proceeded to detach the screen of the transformer book from the keyboard dock. I held it for about two minutes in which it was working perfectly normally and then all of a sudden it went black as though it had run out of battery life which it shouldn't have as it was charging all day and had a good percentage before I detached it from the keyboard dock.

Initially the computer was still making some whirring sounds but when I held down the power button in an attempt to turn it back on it stopped completely. I put it back on the keyboard dock and attempted to charge it thinking that I may of not had it plugged in and the battery may have just died. After a nights worth of charging it would still not turn on. I took a closer look and separated the screen and keyboard again.... Read more

A:Laptop wont turn on after Windows 10 "Anniversary Update"!

Put in a windows 8 installer disc,and then try to turn it on. If not, reply again. Also,unplug charger for a few mins.
 

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G'day,

I recall seeing someone (Cluberti maybe?) posting the steps required to permanently turn off this prompt on the Google page? Can anyone recall what they were?

Regards,
Golden

A:How to permanently turn off "Install Google Chrome" prompt?

Hey Golden.

Check this link below.

Google Support - Delete Chrome Install prompt

Carry on.
Frederik

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Hi,
Is there a registry setting or option to turn off the message

"other users are logged on"

you get when you try to turn off or restart/ Windows 7, vista, xp etc? (Also ubuntu if it's not off topic)

Whats a "quite command"?

I guess I'm looking for no warning even if other users are logged on and multi RDP.

Also where are the settings to turn on or off the various windows warning messages and notices? (I'm NOT referring to the "action center" messages).

I'm doing a lot of virtual testing and multi RDP etc.

Also how do you go through 2 subnets, where one is a virtual VMWare subnet

Real PC -> Physical router (ADSL Modem Internet gateway) 1 -> Physical sub router 2 -> VMware subnet router -> VMWare workstation.

Thank you.

A:Turn off, disable "other users are logged on" message when restarting

Yeah log the other users off.

Setup the VM to use your on board NIC instead of a virtual NIC on another subnet.

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Yesterday I had to make a trip to the hospital after suffering damage to my right eardrum as a result of horribly loud "background music" played by a profile on Hi5, and would like to ask for help from the members of this community before something like this happens again!

I have searched on-line (Google) and in the archives of this forum, as well as the Hi5 FAQ, naturally, but have found nothing at all that addresses this issue.

I would like to ask if anyone knows how to turn off the "background music" (I would call it by another name, but this is a family oriented forum, so let's leave it at that) that plays when I open some of the profiles on "Hi5." I was listening to my own music, which was playing rather softly (with the sound volume adjusted on WinAMP, not through the sound system itself), through headphones of my computer yesterday afternoon, and suddenly when I opened the profile of a friend's friend, and without any warning, music started blaring at such an incredible volume that I was literally stunned. It took a while before I was able to possess myself enough to throw my headphones (together with my glasses) off. After a hour the intense pain in my ears persisted and I ended up in the emergency room...

Now, I know about muting the system -- that is, turning off all of the sound by means of the little pop-up volume control switch. And I also know that I can adjust the sound levels by means of the Volume Control panel (i... Read more

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So I have a two years old Dell Inspiron 1564 which has been giving me a lot of trouble. It has however, never been this bad. I turned it off after it kept freezing and lagging and then it wouldn't turn back on. It got to the starting windows screen, had a flash of a blue screen and tried again. I tried to launch startup repair, but it won't do this either. It just shows me the cursor and the blue windows screen. I can move the cursor but that's it. F12 and F2 are not working either. It is kind of urgent so I hope someone can give me some advice here...

Thanks
 

A:Dell Inspiron won't turn on beyond "starting Windows" screen

The hard drive has failed
 

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urgent!!! when i "save as" images from internet to me desktop or any folder they are saves in png format, i have no use for that format, so please ti hink it is something adobe photoshop set up as automatic, but i dont know how to change that config or if it is something else.. please help.
 

A:my images turn into png format when "save as" to desktop or any folder

I haven't heard of them changing to ".png" -- but I have heard of them being changed to .bmp when the Internet Explorer cache is full.

Try clearing the cache in Internet Options.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;810978
 

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One of the non-profit's I support purchased eight Dell Vistro 1000 laptops, and the one I am using has a neat Hibernate button on the "Turn off computer" screen. And this is NOT one that appears because I held down the shift key and clicked "Standby" ... instead, it is just to the left of the "Standby" button.

I hibernate my desktop machine a lot, and would like to have that little feature on it (or, better yet, an icon on my decktop that I could click and the hibernation fun would begin without intervention).

Any ideas???

Oh, for those who don't know what the Vistro line is from Dell, this is a bare-bones laptop for $399 that runs XP:

http://tinyurl.com/3gpx3h

The one I am using has a Mobile AMD Sempron Processor (3600+), 1/2 GB RAM, 60GB hard drive, XP/Home, and is noticably slower than my desktop rig, but for $400, it ain't bad. With a little imagination you can use Dell's configurator to add $500 to that, but then that defeats the purpose of a stripped-down XP machine.
***********************************************************
But I don't want to hijack my own thread! Any ideas on the hibernate button?
 

A:Solved: Hibertate Button on "Turn off computer" screen

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I recently (2 days ago) had this weird problem.

It's a sort of a "syndrome" with many problems, the most evident one is the disappearance of the "Turn off" button from the start menu; but with it some other problems as follows:

- cant open task manager, i have an error message saying:"task manager has been disabled by ur administrator" although i am an administrator.

- no "run" button in the start menu.

- some sys tray applications stopped being started up with the windows.

And i havent discovered more things,,, yet...

Also, i have recently uninstalled download accelerator plus, and downloaded internet download manager, and i am almost pretty sure this is the problem as it is happened exactly with these programs added and removed.

Please if u have any idea what is going on, enlighten me...
 

A:Solved: "Turn off" button in the start menu disappeared!

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I noticed that my start menu doesn't have a "Turn Off Computer" button/icon. Now I have to "Log Off" and then press "Turn Off Computer" to shut down my computer. It's strange because I am the administrative user (I checked).

Also, my internet has become slower... either the page takes awhile to load or it never loads at all!

On top of that, I keep getting these pop-up notices from my computer (Symantec, I think--even though I didn't even know it was working... I thought it was expired) that says, "System Alert! System has detected a number of active spyware software... etc." Normally that wouldn't alarm me, but it happens every 5 or 10 minutes! And it's never been that persistent before.

One last thing... I tried to run AdAware and Spybot, but in the middle of the scan, my computer shuts down and when it boots up again, it says it occurred some kind of problem, do I want to report it to Microsoft? This happened twice. Maybe it's irrelevant, but I just wanted to put it all out there.

Here is my HiJackThis Log... I hope you all can help, I appreciate it.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:43:20 AM, on 6/17/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
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
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A:no "Turn Computer Off" icon in start menu... amongst other problems...

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For some reason I can't turn on the Intrusion Detection on my Norton Internet Security

When try to turn it on it says "Failed to Save Setting. Please verify that your Windows account is not restricted"

The only problem is that I'm the administrator and the only account on this laptop! I have no idea what to do. I've fooled around with the settings to see if I could find anything but I came up with nothing. At this point, I'm really worried that it's a virus or something like that but Norton and AdAware haven't picked up anything. I could post a HijackThis log if you think that'll help. Thanks in advance for any help you guys
 

A:I can't turn on "Intrusion Detection" on Norton Internet Security

bump.. I could really use some advice. I'm really paranoid about having a trojan
 

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Hey Guys,

I have a local account as a default on my machine. I disabled the Timeline feature, no problem. But, no matter what build 1803 has this "Pick Up Where You Left Off" as a part of Cortona/Search and it shows a list of Recent activity things you do on your computer. Even non-related Microsoft tasks. I have attached an image to illustrate. Is there any way to turn this off, and just use Cortona like the search in previous search builds?

Apparently, turning off timeline doesn't make a difference to Cortona.

Jack
 

A:Turn off Cortona's "Memory List." (Build 1803)

I solved this on my own. Thread going up shortly.

Jack
 

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I don't know what else to call it. On my old computer, I would go to Ebay and begin typing in the first letter of what I wanted to look at, and several words would appear that began with that letter (items I've looked at before), and then I could just click on the one I wanted. Now I have a new computer, and it doesn't do that anymore so I am constantly retyping in the words.

I'm thinking there must be a simple place you go to turn this feature on, but I have no idea where/how. Can someone help me, please? Thanks.
 

A:how do I turn on automatic "letter/word fill in" feature?

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Good Afternoon,

I'd appreciate any help that I could receive for this issue. I'd like to preface this post by mentioning that I have searched these and other forums about this issue and have found people that have had similar problems, but I don't think they are explaining things properly/as clearly as they could be. I'm hoping that I could give a little more incite into what's happening.

My laptop has Windows 7 Ultimate x64. The power options are set to "High Performance" which means that the system never goes to "Sleep" whether it is plugged in or not. However, the display is set to "Turn Off" at 5 minutes on battery or 10 minutes while plugged in.

Here is the issue: After my system's display has "Turned Off" due to inactivity, I will hit a key or move my mouse to bring the display back. Sometimes (not all the time), the laptop display will remain inactive. However, I do have two external displays hooked up. When this problem occurs, I can see my cursor on the two external displays.

Now, in most posts, people say they fix the problem by restarting their computer. I've found a different fix that doesn't require a restart. I'm able to log into the system while the screen is still off (ctrl+alt+del, type in password, press enter). Once logged in, I can see my desktop on the two external screens, but not on my laptop's native display. I then hit ctrl+alt+del, and my laptop's native display returns from it's off state. I pr... Read more

A:Laptop Display Remains Off When Returning From "Turn Off" State

I've continued to see this issue. And my assumption was wrong - it doesn't rely on locking my computer. I have come back to my system after the display has turned off, shook the mouse, and the two external monitors come back, but the laptop display does not. The only thing I can think of doing at this point is to turn off the option where the monitors "turn off" after so long, even though that seems like such a waste. Maybe I'll see something funky when I do that though. If anyone has any thoughts, they would be very appreciated.

~Jeeves

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Hello...

I was wondering if its cool to disable the vm page file, if I upgrade to xp 64 bit edition, and install 8GB of RAM? Ive never given it much thought before now... (i figure the option to disable it, is there for a reason)

With 2GB sticks on the cheap, (around 45 bucks each), i was wondering if this config could affect performance in any way.

Currently I have 4GB of RAM (only 3.5 is addressed though), and I never seem to use more than that.

Sometimes however... when i run adobe flash 8 and photoshop.. everything really slows down quite a bit. Im just looking for super fast speeds when i run these applications.
 

A:Solved: Ok to turn off "page file" if i have 8GB RAM, XP 64bit edition?

I wouldn't.
Windows still uses it for some data no matter how much memory you have.
You may be able to reduce it's size though.
 

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Relevant Computer Specs(IMO): winXP Home ed. OS/ MSI PM8M-V motherboard w/ Intel celeron 3.2 processor/ 1x1 gig of ddr400 Ultra RAM/ and a cheap 450 watt power supply that could very well be going bad. Overclocked to 3.5 Ghz.

The Story: My computer use to shut down on its own without me manually telling it too. Also, the Stand By feature was availible if I wanted it. I recently bought 2 new Hard drives, WD 250GB Cavier/ SATA300/ 16MB, and set them up into a RAID 0 array. They did not cuase a problem as my system runs much better. 3 days later however, I encountered the problem that BattelFeild 2 did not run properly, so I reinstalled it. (I believe it was from copying files to my new RAID 0 array). Fixed the problem no hassle. To be on the safe side, I did a Repair reinstall of windows to make sure that no system files were corrupted in the transfer as well. (My computer would glitch randomly and close programs.) It wasn't until after the repair reinstall of windows, did I encounter a problem.

The Problem: My computer now runs smoothly, except for when I power down. I get the message "It is now safe to turn off your computer" along with winXP Logo and I am forced to shut down my computer manually. Also, when I click "start" "turn off computer" I no longer have the option to stand by.

I have tried all of the steps in the following link to Microsofts trouble shooter and still nothing has happened. In step 5 though, after I installed APM/Leg... Read more

A:Solved: "It is now safe to turn off your computer" error on shutdown

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As the title suggests, every time I open "turn windows features on or off" the box stays blank no matter how long I wait. I have tried several things and have searched for quite a long time for solutions, but to no avail. The things i've tried include; everything in the following - FIX Blank or Empty List in Vista Turn Windows Features On or Off (OptionalFeatures.exe), sfc /scannow, reg delete HKLM\COMPONENTS /v StoreDirty, and making sure Windows Modules Installer is running and set to manual. I'd appreciate any help and suggestions, thanks!

A:blank/empty list in "turn windows features on or off"

Is your windows install disk legit or one of those prepatched / preactivated from the torrents?

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Hi,

Every time when I turn off my computer, the machine shows "Now is safe to turn or your computer" message. I know there is a way to disable this but just don't know how.

I do some search on this website, and found out we can have this fix by enabling the Advanced Power Management Support at Control Panel. However, my computer doesn't have the APM option under the Power Option. I have W2K install on this machine.

I did fix this problem before by editing the registry but just forget how to do it. Hope someone can help me with this. Very thanks a lot.
 

A:Solved: Disable "Now is safe to turn off the computer" message

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My desktop has possibly been infected with some malicious virus. I have notice slower speeds, an annoying flashing hourglass and I am not able to turn the firewall ON....I have read similar posts and have reinacted them but nothing has changed..I have Norton but not sure that is any good at this point...please help!!!! here is my hijack report.....
thank you for your time...

Mr.Lett

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:12:42 PM, on 2/24/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Griffin Technology\PowerMate\PowerMate.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I2H1.EXE
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\virus stuff_april\HijackThis.exe
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A:Solved: HELP ...."Flashing Hourglass Virus?" & Can NOT turn Firewall ON!

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When I try to print, I get the "Turn Power off, then on again" error message on the printer's screen. Any ideas/fixes? Thanks a lot!

This does not happen all the time, but more and more often now.

PS- It is running on my Wireless Network Connection.
 

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My hp laptop has a problem where it goes to dead sleep when lid is closed. I saw a video on youtube which said if i unchecked  "allow the computer to turn off this device to save power " then the problem will be resolved . I want to know what
exactly does this do and is it good to uncheck it 
Thanks ,
Regards Kartik Bhushan 

 

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Hi, first post.

I can't follow the guidelines and put any information from the BSOD, because I can't boot my computer. However, I've taken a picture of the blue screen, if that's of any help.

Picture: http://i.imgur.com/faUQAZs.jpg

This is the process up till the BSOD:
1. Turn on computer
2. "Windows failed to start"
3. I can then a) "Start windows normally" or b) "Launch startup repair (recommended)"
4. a) just reboots the PC into the same state
5. b) results in a BSOD seconds after. It's stays until I turn off computer,
6. The BSOD again: http://i.imgur.com/faUQAZs.jpg

Things I've tried:
1. Booting into safe mode (and any of the other fancy options after pressing F8). This is NOT possible. I press an option, and I see a BSOD for 0,1 second, and the PC reboots.
2. Booting from recovery disk. I enter BIOS and change booting order = it detects the disc, starts to "load windows files" = but goes into BSOD seconds after.

What is definitely causing this:
My Samsung 840 SSD. I've tried replacing it with my old WD 640gb hard disk, and the computer boots just fine.
HOWEVER, it has worked fine since I installed it in September 2013. I WANT TO STRESS: It has worked fine, with out ANY issues since September 2013 up until now.

Nothing strange has happened lately; no new software, no new hardware.. nothing. It was a little overheating a few days ago, because it didn't turn off correctly and I put it in my PC shoulder bag... Read more

A:Turn on PC - "Windows failed to start" - Launch startup repair - BSOD!

The Bugcheck code of 50 suggests a memory problem, but I have seen something similar on the same Samsung 840 EVO SSD that I solved by power-cycling the SSD. To do that, follow these steps:

1. Power off laptop, unplug power lead, and remove battery.
2. Press and hold down the on/off button for 30 seconds, then release
3. Open the laptop and disconnect the SSD
4. Press and hold the on/off button for another 30 seconds, then release
5. Reconnect SSD, close-up the laptop, reinsert battery, reconnect power lead.
6. Boot as normal

Report back if it helps or not.

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I have a dual monitor setup and any window that I drag over to the right hand monitor gets auto-maximized. A red border appears around that monitor when I position a window (any window) in it. The left hand monitor works normally. I can make the window smaller,
but if I try to move it from the top of the monitor or from the left side then it auto-maximizes.
This problem does not occur if I log onto my wife's user account, so it must be something in the settings for my account.
I see many people asking how to turn off the snap feature, and I have checked the "Prevent Windows from being automatically arranged..." box in the "Ease of Access" item in the control panel" - but this does not fix the problem.
My tale of woe seems a bit different than what I have seen described in various forums.
Has anyone seen this problem and solved it?

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Good evening all! Thank you for your access here.
Now I am having a question about effecting of dangerous site blocking feature.

Some anti-malware softs are having too agressive site blocker.
Their blocker disconnect connection to websites which are obviously safe.

I think that some people, who are using anti-malware soft, which is including too agressive site blocker,
want to disable only this feature.

But the most of softs are showing that "You are in dangerous" or "This PC is in dangerous situation" when users turn off only site blocking feature.
I also faced the situation like above.

I want to ask you that...

Question 1:
Why should not the user turn off "site blocking feature" provided by anti-malware soft(Not "WEB scanning feature" or "HTTP scanning feature")?

Question 2:
The most of anti-malware software are showing warning even when the user turns off only Site blocking feature.
Are these warning correct in terms of keeping PC security?

Question 3:
I am using the latest edtion of Mozilla Firefox, and enable default "blocking feature" at "Security" tab of "Option" page of Firefox.
And I am also using ublock origin which is included "Malware domains" and "Malware Domains List" filters.
(I don't want to use some security addons (e.g. Adguard or Avira Browser Safety) because of heavy and not supporting e10s of Firefox).
Even if I keep turning on avobe feature, sh... Read more

A:Why should I turn on "site blocking" feature provided by anti-malware soft?

kamo_jisan said:





Good evening all! Thank you for your access here.
Now I am having a question about effecting of dangerous site blocking feature.

Some anti-malware softs are having too agressive site blocker.
Their blocker disconnect connection to websites which are obviously safe.

I think that some people, who are using anti-malware soft, which is including too agressive site blocker,
want to disable only this feature.

But the most of softs are showing that "You are in dangerous" or "This PC is in dangerous situation" when users turn off only site blocking feature.
I also faced the situation like above.

I want to ask you that...

Question 1:
Why should not the user turn off "site blocking feature" provided by anti-malware soft(Not "WEB scanning feature" or "HTTP scanning feature")?

Question 2:
The most of anti-malware software are showing warning even when the user turns off only Site blocking feature.
Are these warning correct in terms of keeping PC security?

Question 3:
I am using the latest edtion of Mozilla Firefox, and enable default "blocking feature" at "Security" tab of "Option" page of Firefox.
And I am also using ublock origin which is included "Malware domains" and "Malware Domains List" filters.
(I don't want to use some security addons (e.g. Adguard or Avira Browser Safety) because of heavy and not supporting e10s of Firef... Read more

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Here is a little oddity for the group to take a look at.

In the attached screen shot, you can see I have the monitor to be turned off after 5 minutes of inactivity. It works as expected after i set it. Usually the next day after boot up, it will not happen and the setting is still the same in Power Options. I have to go in and set/apply it again. This happens so regularly, I have placed a shortcut to Power Options in my quick Launch Taskbar.

Any ideas??? Raybro
 

A:Turn off monitor setting

This may help Raybro .

http://www.ehow.com/how_2191454_reset-monitor.html
 

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Was just wondering if anyone has encountered a problem like this before. I have a system that hangs when I click the "Turn Off Computer" icon in the Start Menu to gain access to the "Standby" "Turn Off" and "Restart" buttons. After I click the "Turn Off Computer" button it will just sit there for several minutes with the hourglass until finally the menu will come up. I fixed this once before by removing some things from startup. This time I fixed it by killing the googletaskbar.exe. I then uninstalled the Google Taskbar and rebooted and still did not have a problem but suddenly it has returned! I have no idea what is going on, there is really nothing obscure that is starting up on boot or running. Anyone have suggestions??
 

A:Windows XP hangs when clicking "Turn off Computer" button to bring up shutdown menu

The only two applications I have used since have been ThinkOrSwim and Telechart - both stock market applications. Don't know if this information would be relevant but thought I would add it in.

www.thinkorswim.com
www.worden.com
 

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Hello everyone. Thanks for your access to this thread.
Today, I want to ask you about HTTPS Scanning feature provided by anti-malware solutions for consumer.

For example, Bitdefender Internet Security 2018 has a feature which was named "HTTPS Scanning" for scanning malware incoming through HTTPS (SSL) traffic of browsers.
I am using Bitdefender on one of the my PC and this feature is working correctly on my PC now.

By the way, when I turn on this feature, the SSL certificates of each websites are replaced with a fake certificate provided by Bitdefender.
This is not good for me to confirm correctness of the website.
Especially, the websites, which are having EV-SSL including corporate name are not able to be confirmed by me.

But some anti-malware solutions (e.g. Avast Free, F-secure, and more) are providing HTTPS Scanning feature without replacing with the fake certificates by them.
These solutions are not preventing original certificates like EV-SSL.
It is very good for me to confirm the web site.

AV-Comparatives's Real-World Test is judging some security solutions on default configure of them.
And, "HTTPS Scanning" feature of Bitdefender is enabled as default setting.

Question 1:
Should I turn on "HTTPS Scanning" provided by anti-malware solutions for consumer PC?
In these days, many websites (... even dangerous and fraud websites) are preparing HTTPS (SSL) connection for access users.
If the user disable HTTPS Scanning feature, will m... Read more

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I am attempting to use Jabbar and I use the link and reach the site but after a second or two a box pops up that says "TURN Error Your call attempt has failed due to incompatibility with your home or company security infrastructure. Please contact your network administrator or check your home network security settings."
I do not know what to do. But first here is my
Hardware Overview:
Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac9,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 3.06 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 6 MB
Memory: 8 GB
Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz
Boot ROM Version: IM91.008D.B08
SMC Version (system): 1.45f0
Serial Number (system): W89351E9250
Hardware UUID: 0BF6BB1A-8FF4-537B-B22D-5120D1B225E6
I have looked at my System Preferences Security and Privacy node and not found anything I could do to solve the situation.
If you want it I can send you the link to get to the college Jabbar site.
If you could pay attention to this today or Tuesday because I have to be on the Jabbar site Wednesday, I would appreciate it. But if you cannot, I still want to say thank you for providing a place to turn to for help.
Thanks, Tom Whitney
 

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