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Windows keeps auto-restarting - please help!

Q: Windows keeps auto-restarting - please help!

Hello all, hopefully someone on here can solve a very frustrating problem.

A laptop of mine contracted a virus, and installed a fake antivirus program. I was able to uninstall the fake antivirus, but now I have another problem.

Every time I turn on / restart the laptop, I get the message "Windows has encountered a critical problem and will restart automatically in one minute, please save your work now".

The laptop then restarts, ad infinitum.

Now, having done a quick google search, I see lots of reccommendations involving either going into Safe Mode or using the Advanced Boot Options.

Problem is, I can't get the F8 menu screen to come up on the problem laptop.

I have another laptop of the exact same model - this one is uninfected and I can get the F8 menu up just fine, so it's nothing to do with me mis-timing pushing the button.

I have tried going into Safe Mode via the Boot options in msconfig, but alas I get the same error message in Safe Mode, too, and again my computer is forced to restart.

It's so frustrating! I can't run an antivirus because my computer keeps restarting before it can get to work.

Any help would be gratefuly welcomed.

Thanks in advance!

Ryan F.

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Hi. I downloaded a file with virus.
My Windows XP keeps restarting by itself after about 5 minutes after start up.

Had some unknown startup files like:
braviax.exe
mswords98
ikowin

Tried to remove them from startup but they keep coming back.
Unable to delete the file itself.
Computer still restarts in safe mode with networking.

Finally did a system restore in safe mode.
Everything seems to be normal now.
But I am not sure whether the virus is still in my system.

Can anyone help?
Thank you.
 

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Hi. I downloaded a file with virus.
My Windows XP keeps restarting by itself after about 5 minutes after start up.

Had some unknown startup files like:
braviax.exe
mswords98
ikowin

Tried to remove them from startup but they keep coming back.
Unable to delete the file itself.
Computer still restarts in safe mode with networking.

Finally did a system restore in safe mode.
Everything seems to be normal now.
But I am not sure whether the virus is still in my system.

Can anyone help?
Thank you.

A:Windows XP keeps auto restarting

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My work is frequently interrupted with notices that I need to restart my Windows 7 machine. If I try to defer it, it only allows me to postpone this mandatory restart for a few hours. I'd really like to disable this 'feature'. My work is pretty important to me, but I'm sure a mandatory Windows reboot is NOT necessary for what I'm doing. I'd really like to disable this for long periods of time, like maybe 1 year, and then just do a single reboot at that point in time.

Can someone let me know how I can control this system? Now, it just seems to be out of control.

Thanks so much!!!

A:How can I prevent my Windows 7 from auto-restarting?

Hi is this a windows update that wants you to restart computer? you can change the settings on how you want updates to be downloaded and installed.

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I have the regular version of Windows 8, meaning I have no Local Group Policy Editor. This has already been problematic as disabling the lock screen was much more difficult than it should be. Why this was excluded I'll never know...

Anyway, my issue is that my computer auto-restarts right in the middle of my day. I cannot find a way to disable this from happening without the gpedit.msc I have rescheduled maintenance for only 3AM, yet the computer insists on restarting every second or third day with some update, and there's not a damn thing I can do... So any help people???

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I've never been bit by this as I always save my work before walking away from the computer, but this may be of help to some of you.

Windows Update - Enable or Disable Automatic Restart

A:Stop Win7 Auto-update from auto restarting your computer

Thanks a lot for this! My Windows Updates have fallen probably a month behind because I don't have it on automatic for this very reason. If this "fix" indeed works, it might finally be time to change that!

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Hello,
 
I hope someone would be able to help me. I'm having problems with my PC and I'm not sure what's going on. Whenever I'm doing something, my computer randomly restart without any notification and I don't know why. When I see my event logs, I cant even understand what it meant. It's quite irritating, whenever I'm playing games or doing some office work it just randomly turn off the CPU then restart again. Hope someone could help me. Thank you.
 
 

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System


 

 


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Provider


 

 

 

[ Name]

Microsoft-Windows-UserModePowerService

 

 

 

[ Guid]

{CE8DEE0B-D539-4000-B0F8-77BED049C590}



 

 


 

EventID

12


 

 


 

Version

0


 

 


 

Level

4


 

 


 

Task

10


 

 


 

Opcode

0


 

 


 

Keywords

0x4000000000000000
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A:Help with PC Auto Restarting

The first thing to check is the temperature.
If you don't already have a program to do so, you can download CPUID's Hardware Monitor.
If you see abnormally high temps, like over 70c, then you may have an overheating issue.
Let us know the results.

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When i play a game, My Pc restarts, I am running a ECS motherboard model # P4VXASD, with nvidia video card geforec MX 4000, i have SP2 from windows update, and directx 9.0c? wonder why it shuts down?
 

A:auto restarting

Games put a lot of "stress" on a system. Is it always the same game?
Do you have the latest video and audio drivers for your system.
Can we have more info about your system? Like CPU, RAM, power supply and operating system.
 

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I have been problems with my laptop there has been increased lagging  since i purchased it, in particular browsing to google chrome, youtube videos appearing fuzzy green all the timeee, then it usually freezes and then auto restarts any solutions?

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My Computer always restart for no reason..., so i tried to turn off the auto restart from the system..., And now i received a BSOD saying:
STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The windows subsystem process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000005 (0x7c9106c3 0x00c8ed04)

something like that...

and sometimes shows a clear, blank BSOD..

Please reply, it's been troubling for weeks T_T

I'll gladly appreciate your help, Thank you in advance.

A:Auto Restarting Comp T_T

This can be due to varios reasons CPU,memory,harddisk..Plz try after removing newly installed hardware if any

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Ok so today I went to use Photoshop on my computer and I try to open Firefox and look for some tutorials. I see that I'm not getting an internet connection (this computer is wired directly to the modem I think it is). So I go to check the cable to see if it's on and it is. Then I check to see if the internet is working on the wireless laptop, which it is. So I play around with the cable to make sure it was plugged in. I accidentally bumped the power cable which turned the computer off. So I turned the computer on. As I turned it on I saw that it booted as normal. I saw the HP sign come on and it took me to my desktop. I saw that McAfee and Spysweeper were booting up and then my computer just shut down by itself. It then restarted and continued to do this until I just turned it off. I got scared so I asked my friend whose A+ and he said it was either a virus or the power supply broke. I haven't a system restore to see if the power cuts out yet. Just some direction to whether it's a virus or a power supply problem. Any help would be nice. Thanks.
 

A:Computer auto restarting

Hi YoRone22

Which Windows are you using? It could very well be a Power Supply Unit problem. Then again, there could also be voltage drops occuring at the wall outlet.

Good luck, and keep us posted
 

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my sons laptop keeps restarting, and quite often its coming up with the blue screen saying its had to shut down for safety reasons etc, has anyone got any ideas please as to why its doing this, as I cant find anything wrong with it,
 

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My computer is auto restarting it self while playing some games,
At first i thought that it would Be overheat then i started GPU Stress test and Cpu Stress Test and see the temps i notice the temps was good It was
(75 At load and 40 for idle For CPU) and (75 At load for and 34 for idle GPU )
I don't think it's a Power Supply issue bec. If it is my computer will shut off automatically while stressing it.
My Computer:
Motherboard : ASUS x99-a/usb 3.1 ATX LGA2011-3
CPU: intel i7 5820K
Ram : 32 Gb Corsair 2400 MHZ,X.M.P
Power Supply: Crosair CX Series? CX850M
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti SC GAMING ACX 2.0+
HDD: WD Black 1TB

**I use this machine for rendering and gaming
 

A:My computer is auto restarting it self ..please help

That's hot on idle a tad too, if you ask me.

What kind of cooler are you using? Liquid? Air? Make and model of the cooler, please.

If it's a HSF type, have you made sure the fan and the heat sink itself is not clogged with dirt, dust and/or debris?
 

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Hi all,

I've currently got the following setup for my computer.

Corsair 750W PSU
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.50Ghz Processor
Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3L Motherboard
Crucial 2x2GB and PNY 1x1GB RAM
Asus 1GB GTX 560TI DirectCU II TOP Graphics Card
2x 1TB HDDs
2x DVD Drives

The problem I've got at the moment is the computer will switch on for around 5-10 seconds and switch itself off before the POST screen and without any beeps from the motherboard. It will continue to do this until I switch off the computer at the back (switch on the PSU).

I've tried removing the graphics card, DVD Drives etc and each stick of RAM separately just to get a different result but it does the same thing. I've had problems with the RAM before but this was resolved and I've recently been using the computer without a problem (literally a day or two before this problem occurred).

I've spoken to the IT Manager in work and he's suggested switching out the PSU for a different one to see if that solves the problem.

If anyone has any suggestions what could be done I'd be very grateful as my work relies very much on my computer working.

Thanks,

KugarWeb
 

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Hi, i've had this issue for about two days now and i cant seem to find a solution to it. My computer will just restart on its own without any warning. Its not even like a blue screen or anything, its just a random normal restart. I've tried many things like repositioning the RAM cards, virus scans and even restoring to previous files but none of them seem to work. Once it finishes restarting, it lets me use my computer (desktop and apps) for about 5-10 minutes. I've tried looking online for solutions but cant seem to find any. Thanks for the help
 

A:Computer auto restarting?

Reboots can be hardware or software/driver related.

Check Windows Event Manager and see if anything is being logged at the time that the reboots occur.

Otherwise, hardware faults are typically the power supply or motherboard.
 

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Hello everybody, i need i help.

This morning my computer started to auto restart every time i turn it on. It shows wallpaper and icons, and after 10-15 seconds, it shows stripped color lines in black background, and BSOD after that, and it restart. Also in device manager, there is a yellow exclamation next to Security Processor Loader Driver(can this be a problem?).

If you need some more information, please ask.
Sorry for bad english.

A:Auto restarting problem

Hi monarch123,

First and foremost, please list your computer specs. Is your computer a desktop or laptop computer? Reboot your computer and try booting your computer into "Safe Mode". Once in safe mode, check the "Event Viewer" and see if there are any errors listed. Another thing you can do is to test your computer memory for any errors using a memory diagnostics utility called "Memtest86+". Hope everything works out well for you.

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Hello ,

I bought my laptop Vista Home Basic 32bit with 3GB Ram on December 2008 .

Well i does not have any problems until i got this Auto restarting problem .

I dont know what is this cause but after 8-12 hours of playing it auto restarts .

This thing just happen lately ,

Anyone know how do i fix this auto restarts?

Regards,
Faris

A:Problems : Computer keep auto restarting?

What did you plug into it? remove any disks, unplug all usb's-everything including mouse and restart it.

Run these and save and attach to your post:
Start>Control Panel>System and Maintenance>Performance Information and Tools>Advanced Tools>

Generate a system health Report

Open Reliability and Performance Monitor>Reliability Monitor

View Performance Details In Event Log

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Hello,


Last night my machine started to become unresponsive and required several hard resets. This morning it took around 15 attempts at getting into Windows/Safe Mode/Safe Mode with Networking/Last Known Configuration.

I opened the machine and gave it a slight dusting and I got into normal Windows just fine! Fluke or not, I don't know. I've had little trouble with this computer in the past and am unsure whether this is going down the virus route, or whether my PC is just too damn mucky. (I recently moved house so I checked for loose connections while I was in there too, nothing seemed out of place).

I?ve also had the error ?Could not load OS? once upon boot, and ?Disk Read Error? 3 times, all 4 errors consecutively. I reconnected the HDD cables and I got in to Windows fine.

I took the first steps to diagnosing it anyway, just in case....

I run a legal copy of Windows XP, with an original disc around here somewhere (moving house, still a lot of stuff boxed up!). My main issues over the past 24 hours have been Windows totally freezing up, be it after 10 minutes or 3 hours of use, or the computer just turning itself off and restarting. I have also noticed various files' icons have changed in appearance, such as .txt files.

My computer name, chosen upon Windows installation, is an offensive word and so has shown up here as 'xxxx'. I have changed this numerous times but to no effect, apologies.

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A:Freezing, auto-restarting machine.

Hi -

Sorry for any delay in replying, but the forum is very busy.

I don't see anything in those logs to suggest malware is the cause of the machine's issues. I'd suggest you repost the issue, with no logs, in the Windows XP support forum. The staff and members in that area will be better able to assist you with that.

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Hi i am experiencing sudden computer restarts i will post some dump files so you can check what is going wrong

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Please follow the tutorial fully:Blue Screen of Death Posting Instructions

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Just recently, my PC start to act so slow.

During the booting of Windows and logging on on any members account, it takes 2 or more minutes before its fully prepared to be use.

also, when I open some folders. It also takes time to load.

any info about this?

another problem of my pc

It automatically restart for unknown reason...
I hope someone can help me

A:Very slow booting and auto restarting

Don't know if this could be part of your problem, but in my case [slow startup and file access] it turned out to be extreme fragmentation. I had recently installed 3 ea 2TB drives, did a lot of reorganizing, and found out the hard way that I'd fragmented them quickly. I'm currently doing a test run of Diskeeper 2010 Pro Premium, trial version, which seems to working well. Although it's rather expensive, it runs auto in the background and uses a minimum of resources. Running auto is good for me since evidently I can't remember to defrag on a regular basis. Can't remember right now the causes/fixes of the restart problem, but just use Help and Support or the MS knowledge base.

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? OS - Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 or Vista? Windows 7
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64
? What was the original installed OS on the system? Windows 7
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? purchased from retailer
? Approximate age of system (hardware) 5years
? Approximate age of OS installation (if you know) 5years
? Have you re-installed the OS? yes

? CPU - intel core i7-2600 @ cpu 3.40GHz
? Video Card - AMD Radeon R9 200/ HD 7900
? MotherBoard (if NOT a laptop) - MS-7673
? Power Supply - brand & wattage (if NOT a laptop) Not too sure

? System Manufacturer - Custom made desktop
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom)

Laptop or Desktop?


The computer will auto restart and give me error.

i have attached the file. Please help me to check on what is the issue causing this problem.

Thanks.

A:Blue Screen auto restarting

Hi elzebreaultjoen,

Welcome to TSF.

Please check MSI for Realtek audio driver updates.

As soon as your system becomes more stable, make sure to check Windows Update for updates.

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Ok heres the problem:
When I play diablo 2 LOD anywhere from 2min to an hour my PC automatically restarts then when it reboots to desktop it says "a severe error has occured" or something along those lines. I've had d2 installed previously before and worked fine. I searched up alot of stuff and pretty much tried everything, my drivers are updated, I tried running the game in a lower res and lower colors. Nothing seems to work. And the odd thing is when u install the game it has video options 2d or 3d. When I run the game in 3d my PC doesnt restart but is horribly slow and almost unplayable. Since the last time it has been installed nothing has changed on my PC, no new software, everythings pretty much the same on it.
I'd have to say the most thing I don't understand and has me confused is the fact it runs perfectly fine with 3d (except it being slow) and restarts with 2d. I also checked directx and everything seems to be fine with it. Thanks for hearin me out and if anyone can help it'd be greatly appreciated

Specs:
WinXP SP2
AMD Duron Processor
751MHz
256MB of RAM
Nvidia Vanta/Vanta LT
COMPAQ MV540 Color Monitor
DirectX 9.0c
 

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how to solve this problem? When im playing Dota (warcraft) or others online game , my pc will auto restarting . Anyone can help me ??
 

A:PC auto-restarting while playing game

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? OS - Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 or Vista? Windows 7
? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64
? What was the original installed OS on the system? Windows 7
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? purchased from retailer
? Approximate age of system (hardware) 5years
? Approximate age of OS installation (if you know) 5years
? Have you re-installed the OS? yes

? CPU - intel core i7-2600 @ cpu 3.40GHz
? Video Card - AMD Radeon R9 200/ HD 7900
? MotherBoard (if NOT a laptop) - MS-7673
? Power Supply - brand & wattage (if NOT a laptop) Not too sure

? System Manufacturer - Custom made desktop
? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom)

Laptop or Desktop?


The computer will auto restart and give me error.

i have attached the file. Please help me to check on what is the issue causing this problem.

Thanks.

A:Blue Screen auto restarting

Hi elzebreaultjoen,

Welcome to TSF.

Please check MSI for Realtek audio driver updates.

As soon as your system becomes more stable, make sure to check Windows Update for updates.

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The first problem that I was having occurred when I was trying to transfer a large amount of files from my main OS drive (Seagate 400GB SATA) to a backup drive (Maxtor 300GB PATA). The transfer would start fine, and then about 1-5 minutes into the transfer the computer would restart. I thought it was a power supply problem, so I switched the power supply with a known good 500w power supply with the same problem. My next thought was that it was a hard drive problem so i reformatted and tried to reinstall Windows XP without success. During the install the system would either freeze or restart. Tried on 3 hard drives with the same result. So now I am stuck, because I can't even install XP.

I had a temperature monitor on my CPU and it never went much about 30c, so I don't think it is a heat problem that is causing the restarts. I am going to test my RAM one stick at a time tonight to test if that could be causing the problem. Is there anything else that you can suggest I try? Below are my system specs. Thanks.

-MB = Biostar TForce 6100-939
-CPU = AMD 64 3200+
-RAM = Kingston 2x512 184-pin DDR 400 3200
-Using onboard video
 

A:Auto Restarting and Unable to reinstall XP

Disable auto restarts under XP (assuming it is still working).

Control Panel - System - Advanced - Startup and recovery/settings - uncheck "automatically restart" - OK.

If it still restarts it could be hardware related.
 

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Hi, I got a nasty trojan/malware here. It's one of those that copies itself from and to removable drives, creating .exe files with on every folder recursively on the removable drive, with a folder icon to trick the user that it is actually a folder and not a malicious file. When activated it disabled my registry editor (which I have a handy VB script for enabling it), and disabled folder options (which also I know how to enable it). The only problem I have which I cannot solve is that upon activation the malware managed to set my computer to restart every time I try to run cmd or regedit, so I really can't to anything. I unchecked the "Automatically restart" option in Startup and recovery window and it didn't help. I ran some trojan and spyware removal programs (SUPERAntiSpyware 4.25.1012 and Trojan Remover) and they were unable to clean it. Trojan Remover did found something odd about a file C:\WINDOWS\eksplorasi.exe, but couldn't do much about it. Basically, if I knew how to disable the auto restart option I would be able to clean my system manually because I have an experience with such problems.
I couldn't run DDS because I suppose it uses the command prompt which causes my computer to restart every time I tried to run it. But I was able to run GMER and I got the log here.
Any help will be greatly appreciated, since it is vital for me not to reinstall the operating system, otherwise I would have done it already.
Thanks in advance!

A:Auto restarting caused by malware/trojan

Please note: Restarting does not occur directly, like it does when some critical error occurs (like when you press the external restart button on the case), it happens in a normal maner, just like it was initiated by the user, with saving the settings, logging off and restarting. I thought I needed to point this out .. sorry for the double post, I couldn't find an edit option on the previous post

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I'm having a problem with my laptop restarting randomly of late. It's been ongoing for the past several weeks. Recently, my computer updated to the latest version of Windows 10. (Version 1709) I can't recall if it occurred prior to that. I believe this has started after that. But before that update, I did have to factory reset my computer in Novemeber after a failed graphics driver update. It's not an issue I can trigger. It could happen shortly after stating up the computer, or it could occur after many hours being on. I did a hardware scan through the Lenovo Vantage app, and everything came up okay aside from the motherboard scan, which failed on the USB test. (Result code: WMB008008-UN7VDL) My computer is up-to date with the latest updates according to Lenovo Vantage and Windows Update. Anyway, this is a very annoying issue. So any help that can be offered to resolve it is very appreicated.

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The PC started automatically shutting down when browsing certain web pages. I purchased NOD32 and found one infiltration which it cleaned. I then went through my task menu and found tasks running which I had never seen. The tasks were refresh.exe (3 instances), nero.exe, and xerox.exe. I managed to get rid of the three instances of refresh.exe. I cannot get rid of nero or xerox. If you go into msconfig and uncheck them they recheck themselves and are still there after restarting. I then tried to stop xerox and nero in the task manager and it upon doing so the computer restarted itself. Here is my Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:51:26 PM, on 11/12/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\egui.exe
C:\windows\system32\nero.exe
C:\windows\system32\xerox.exe
C:\Program Files\Uniblue\ProcessQuickLink 2\ProcessQuickLink2.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\ekrn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Provisioning\services.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
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A:Auto shutting down and restarting (xerox/nero)

Anyone? The computer is still shutting itself down whenever it wants to. I'd put money on it being because of the nero.exe and xerox.exe but I don't know how to get rid of them as you cannot delete them or find them on the computer. MSconfig says they're both located in the System32 folder but they are not.

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Over the last few months (since December 2017) my IdeaPad 310 has been auto-restarting randomly.I did a hardware scan through the Lenovo Solution Center, and everything came up okay aside from the motherboard scan, which failed on the USB test. (Result code: W1B7MTXKX-JRBFMC).I am not tech savvy and my warranty has ended. This has become frustrating as I have lost lots of work. Does anyone have a similar issue or solution?Thank you!

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here's the file. I could not get the perfmon /report to work. it says "path" was wrong.
I also tried to do the registry and driver update programs provided here and both gave me "windows installer cannot be accessed" error. everything done in safe mode because I'm having trouble with normal mode.

basically, I was on a website that I visit often before and everything was good and dandy then suddenly, a popup said something along the line of having to update java or something in order to correctly view it so I just said "accept" and then it said that I have to restart so I said "ok" to that as well. so it did and the desktop showed up but after few seconds it gave me the BSOD and stayed there 2-3 seconds before restarting on it own again. if I don't go into safe mode and do it normal mode, the whole process would repeat over and over again. the BSOD is a page fault in a non paged area type I believe. I tried malware clean, system restore, chkdsk /fix, and restarting many times. < all done in safe mode.

thank you if anyone can help.

I have windows 7 home 64 oem.
the computer is less than a year old.
dell inspiron intel i3

A:BSOD. it keeps auto restarting, safe mode works tho.

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Windows 2000 Pro

Had service pack 3 and was working well. I had just put the 2000 on this computer it had windows 98SE. I had SP3 on it but new it need to have all the windows updates put on so went to windows updates and the first thing was SP4. I stayed up late last night and let SP4 install and thought everything was fine. Got up this morning and find out the computer boots up and goes to the windows 2000 screen but then the next screen would be the desktop but instead it reboots and goes to the same spot the 2000 screen but never makes it to the desktop, this happens over and over.

I tried to go into safe mode but does the same thing
tried command prompt only so I could type in SCANREG but it just reboots again I can't get anywhere to do anything.

The last thing I tried was last known good configuration. I clicked on it and a page comes up with all the writing I hardly got a chance to read it when it reboot again. but under the first paragraph wher it says something about last know good configuration it has a space and the it says project 1 like I could have click on that if I would have been fast enough.

Any ideas from anyone would be nice. Thanks
 

A:Solved: Windows 2000 Pro-keeps restarting and restarting--Please help

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I would like to completely disable auto run / auto play in Windows Media Player 12 on Windows 7, and I cannot find a way to do so. I've searched the web endlessly, and there are lots of suggestions, but nothing works. I have disabled every type of auto run / auto play I can find, but if Windows Media Player is open and I insert a flash drive, CD, or DVD, whatever I'm playing is interrupted by what was inserted even if it's not media. Just a plain, blank flash drive does this.

Has anyone else been able to figure this out?
 

A:Windows 7 Media Player - Disable Auto Run/Auto Play

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After auto driver update finished scanning my X131e 3368 and installed drivers the desktop (explorer.exe) kept restarting. I restarted Windows in safe mode and uninstalled the Sierra wireless APP then restarted windows. Windows 10 works fine without the Sierra App. I am not using wireless currently but if I wanted to should I us the Erricson driver?

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How do I restart windows XP without restarting my computer?

The reason I ask is I suspect that auto shut off monitor gets tired of going on then off then on again.
 

A:Restarting Windows XP without restarting computer

You can't actuall restart XP without restarting the computer. You can logoff, but that will still wake up the monitor.

If you want to turn off the monitor auto-shutoff, go to your control panel and open up power options.

You can get use the presentation mode to not turn off the monitor.
 

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I have Word 2002, SP3, for Windows Office XP Pro.

My problem is I want to permanently turn OFF the autocorrect options (all of them: correct initial capitals, correct first letters of days, etc etc, autoformat, as well as auto text and auto type).

Yes, I have unchecked all the boxes in Tools > Autocorrect Options, the problem is I have to painstakingly go though all the boxes every time I open Word and uncheck them. My setups are not remembered.

I can't figure out how to make these options stay set this way.

I've tried installing the Office Resource Kit and setting a system policy (though I am the only user on this PC), but no success.

I had to rebuild my system a month ago -- before that, I never had any problems, Word seemed to remember exactly my preferred set up and saved autocorrect options etc to the normal template.

I checked the normal template and it is in Doc Settings folder where it should be.

I searched the forums and Word help but can't seem to find any advice, mainly because most people usually run these options and they only wish to modify the instances where they apply, rather than permanently disable them.

Please help! Much appreciated! Thanks!
Andrew
Sydney Australia
 

A:Solved: I want to kill off autocorrect, auto format, auto text, auto type

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My computer has been like this for the past months, every minute, every hour, every seconds. it reboots, shutdown, and hibernate automatically, and sometimes wait for around 5-10mins before it my pc turn on. I full scanned my computer but found nothing. Can someone help me?

A:auto reboot, auto shutdown, auto hibernate

You need to check Control Panel, Power Options. (screenshot)

Note the tabs. In this dialog you set your options and they are set for the Power Scheme shown. In Laptops, there are usually 2 schemes listed, one for AC powered and a separate for Battery powered.

Desktop OR AC powered Laptop, the only thing you MAY want to turn off is your Monitor.

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My computer has been like this for the past months, every minute, every hour, every seconds. it reboots, shutdown, and hibernate automatically, and sometimes wait for around 5-10mins before it my pc turn on. I full scanned my computer but found nothing. Can someone help me? This is my Hijack log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:17:59 PM, on 11/6/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\VM303_STI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\AutoDetector\monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\SpeedBit Video Accelerator\VideoAccelerator.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\SchSvr\SchSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\NBHGui.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCD.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\mwsoemon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
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A:auto reboot, auto shutdown, auto hibernate ~_~

I see you have My Web Search installed. Do you use this?

Most of the time, this is actually malware.


Code:
C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\1.bin\mwsoemon.exe


Code:
every minute, every hour, every seconds.
That's a very broad piece of information. So you are saying sometimes
you get hours out of your PC before it shutsdown/hibernates?

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Hello everyone. I'd like to know why win7 64bit decides by itself to auto refresh a window minute and literally the next second or two later it does not.
Lets say, I save a pic from the net, just before I go into the browser I already have my downloads folder open. I save a couple pics and I go back to the open folder and the pics are there at the bottom (I sort by date modified). I go back to the browser save another pic or anything, I go back to the folder and the pic or whatever is not there, so i have to refresh myself. I was just in that folder 10 seconds ago I seen no reason for it to not refresh now when it just did it 10 seconds ago. Now, I have not changed any setting regarding this or any explorer action. I can't even find an auto refresh option anywhere.
So how is this possible? What the heck is wrong with this OS?

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I must say, I will soon be at my wits end with this OS. I paid $300 to spent more time organizing and moving files around. A lot more time. They have really screwed up explorer this time around. Explorer in XP was essentially perfect (I never even touched Vista on my machines. My wife has Vista). I'm starting to believe that win7 was just a money grab and that of the many problems with this OS will not be fixed in any hotfix or service packs, but win8 will be all better just as long as you spend another $300. Its also be... Read more

A:Explorer windows auto refresh then don't auto refresh. Why?

We have a thread for this kind of thing. I can't find it at the moment. I think unsubscribed from it on accident, but I'm pretty sure its in general discussion. Explorer is working like it always does. It can be annoying that it doesn't always refresh, but I'm sure you can find a pattern, like how many added files it takes or how long it takes to "auto-refresh". The reason you don't here anything bad about Windows 7 is for three reasons. 1) you haven't looked hard enough. There are plenty of news stories with Mac lovers saying its Vista with a new paint job. 2) XP was as unstable as Charles Manson on Crack at the best of times when it first came out. 3) Vista was, well Vista. MS claimed it would run fine on 512MB of RAM, so people were installing it on old computers, and new computer were being bought that were seriously underpowered. When it wouldn't run worth a crap, everyone hated it. Not to mention the incompatibility issues that no one saw between 2000 and XP. If you didn't use Vista at all, the changes do seem a lot more drastic. If you don't like it, go back to XP SP3. Problem solved!!!!!!!

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Ok, I've got a ECS k8m890m-m... AMD 4800+.... 2gig ram.. radeon 9400 pci-e..

Ok, here it goes... i shut my computer down unplugged it then took out the heatsink/fan cuz i bought a new fan to put in, I changed the fan then put it back in.. Turned it on, and it got to the xp loading window then restarted...The next time it brought me to "Safemode - start windows normally etc... i select "start normally" and again it restarts...this time i select "safe mode" and again it loads a bit then restarts..
So this time i try and go into the bios and "load defaults" for shits and giggles and before i can even exit and save the bios it restarts again on me..

So it's gotta be hardware i'm thinking?

I remove vid card and use onboard video and the same thing happens, just restarts..so i remove a stick of ram and swap out both and the same thing happens...

It's really weird, i can turn it on now and it won't load anything and just keep restarting..but 5 restarts later it will load to the xp screen... wtf?!?

Now that i'm looking at the mobo i do notice 2 capacitors are kinda bulging out, there not completely flat like the rest but there not cracked or anything...Could that be an issue?

I'm frustrated right now, all i did was change a fan and put it back in... Didn't touch the cpu or any wires, it was working fine...
 

A:Restarting restarting restarting restarting... frig

Could be...
But is is much more likely that you erred on the reinstall of the heatsink and/or fan or other component.
Did it require you use thermal paste?
Remove and retry... being very conscious of even the little points...
It is likely detecting or not detecting something important.
You probably got a check list with the cpu cooler/heatsink/cpu fan package, follow it exactly next time.
 

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A day or so ago, my IE browser got redirected to a website, which made my Norton program start detecting viruses, trojans, and intrusion attempts left and right for a few minutes. According to Norton, all of these were blocked, quarrantined, etc... The next day, Most of the icons from my system tray were gone, and after a minute or so online, multiple windows would start popping up in my taskbar, but I can't find out what they are. Whenever I'd hover over the area (taskbar or systray) with the mouse, Windows Explorer would give me "Windows Explorer has stopped working" folowed by "Windows explorer is restarting".





I ran virus scans with Norton, Spybot, Malwarebytes, Kapersky, the list goes on. Some of the programs would find trojans and fix/remove them, but I'm still having the issues with Windows Explorer, the missing system tray icons, and the mystery windows in my taskbar. My last set of scans, online and on my software came back clean... But the problem goes on. I do have my system recovery dvd, But I haven't backed up any files... (Terrible, I know)

Here is my DDS log:


DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSX64
Run by User at 19:10:20.92 on Mon 08/30/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18943
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.44.1033.18.8190.5129 [GMT -4:00]

SP: Spybot - Search and Destroy *enabled* (Updated) {ED588FAF-1B8F-43B4-ACA8-8E3C85DADBE9}
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A:Windows Explorer crashing/restarting; Mystery windows in Taskbar

BUMP Please

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windows 10 after clean install still not restarting correctly after update,hangs at 30%
HDD can be heard spinning.clean install was to try and fix same problem since creators update.

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Hi, 
Will appreciate any help regarding this issue. 
My Gmail account is auto sending an email to all my gmail contacts without my knowledge until I saw reply posts of unsuccessful emails. Contents as such:
"Good Day.I just Uploaded a file,I would like you to view.Click Here to view. "
I too opened a similar email afew weeks back. Nothing seems wrong at first so I never really thought much about it.
Can someone help me on this? 
I have just changed my password for my Gmail. hopefully it stops the sending. but I want to know if my computer is infected or by using smartphones or tablets, will it affect the gadgets too? 
Thank you! 
 

A:Gmail auto sending to my contacts, and auto deleting a virus link

A SPAMmer does not need access to your Gmail account in order to use your email address.
 
They can use whatever SPAM-sending program they like to send out email using *-your-* email address in the Sender's field.
 
Then, if any of the email addresses they sent the email to happen to be invalid, the unsuccesful delivery messages would be returned to you simply because your email address was in the Sender's field.
 
In order to stop this, you would have to find the person using your email address and hang them by the neck until dead. ;)

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Does anybody else here have a weird issue with the Auto setting on the keyboard backlight where it only works when the auto-SCREEN brightness is disabled?  If both are enabled, the screen will auto change correctly, but the keyboard stays off all the time. It still works with Fn-Space for off-low-high, but no auto enable. If I disable the Auto-Screen Brightness in Windows, the keyboard auto will start working correctly. Enable both, shine a flashlight at the top left of the screen and watch the brightness go up/keyboard turn off. Turn off flashlight and screen goes down, but keyboard backlight doesn't turn back on. Then, turn off the screen auto-brightness and shine a flashlight. The screen will (obviously) stay the same, keyboard backlight turns off. Turn off the flashlight and the keyboard will fade back on within a few seconds. Doesn't matter what version of the Intel UHD driver is installed (23.20, 24.20.100, etc), it does the same. Newest Intel sensor drivers, newest PM driver, etc all installed. SIF has been reinstalled multiple times. Does it in both Win10 Pro/Ent 17134 and 16299. Reflashing the BIOS and ME has no effect, full CMOS clear has no effect, hooking a debugger to the light sensor data stream shows it's changing accordingly to brightness.  

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Have had Y410p for years without this issue. Now when I move the mouse cursor across the screen, it auto clicks/auto selects (without me tapping or clicking) and then release automatically as well. It will do this continuously as I keep moving the mouse cursor with the Touchpad. This is super annoying and causes multiple issues with my ability do most things on my Lenovo laptop. The two biggest problems are: click buttons which I do not intend and selecting/moving icons & screens which I do not intend. And it makes it nearly impossible to use the laptop for gaming. I have downloaded and reinstalled the Touchpad ELAN driver (version 11.4.17.1 for my O/S Windows 8). I have gone through Mouse Properities setting and ELAN Smart-Pad settings. I have disabled Tapping, but does not make a difference. I have set Sensitivity to max Low and then max High, but does not make a difference. Any ideas on how to solve this particularly annoying Touchpad issue? Help please! Thanks.  

A:IdeaPad Touchpad issue with auto-clicking/auto-selecting when moving mouse cursor

Disable TAPPING in the Synaptic control panel. See the screen shot via the Device settings tab and properties. TAPPING is unchecked - a useless feature and a easy way to wreck and operating system and/or loose files. Its far too easy to tap drag and drop a folder or worst without realizing it until its too late. If its a system fie/folder you likely won't boot the next time or you kill an application. I have been diabling this on notebooks for decades. DEADLY feature.  





z70-80I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Window 8.1 64bitFHD 17.3 inch Display, Nvidia G840 w/2GB memory

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Hello,
I use Windows 8 Pro and I have very strange problem.

I enabled display hidden and system files, but system auto-disable its... I make it about three times, always with the same result. I don't know what causes this problem, I can't reproduce its (it isn't after reboot).

Also I have similar problem with system restore.
I disabled it, but system turned it on again.

WTF?! Does my system better know what I need?!
I apologize for the tone, but it's really frustrating...

A:Hidden files - auto disable, restore auto enable?!

Hello lukasamd,

That's odd behavior.

You might consider resetting Windows 8.

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Good day,
I use auto text and auto correct very frequently
Is there any way to put two columns in excel or access and programmatically import them to word ?

Thanks
 

A:Ms word 2003 : Programming auto text or auto correct

See this - Inserting AutoText Using a Script and i am sure you can take a clue from there. I think you just have to call the excel file (with cell references) using the script. Just want to share what i found. Since your question wasn't replied to by experts yet, i thought i could post some tips to get you started until an experienced person intervenes and offers a perfection solution.
 

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