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XPS 15 9550 Instantly Turning Off When Bumped or Right Arrow Key is Pressed.

Q: XPS 15 9550 Instantly Turning Off When Bumped or Right Arrow Key is Pressed.

My Dell XPS 9550 has a problem which makes the laptop unusable on a soft surface such as a lap or a bed. If the underside of the laptop is slightly bumped or nudged, the laptop will shut off immediately with no warning. The laptop will also instantaneously shut off when the right arrow key is pressed with usual typing force (even on a hard surface such as a desk). This doesn't happen with any other key on the laptop, however if the area just below the on button is bumped, the laptop will again, immediately shut off. I was wondering if anyone has had or knows of an issue similar to this and what might be causing this to happen?

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I can't seem to capture if vbkeyleft or vbkeyright as a trigger in a sheet.

.... by change etc.

some code like

case select vbkeypress or last key pressed
case = vbkeyleft
.... code
case vbkeyright
.... code
case else
exit sub
end select

The fact is tht I press the arrow key and no change occurs but I do want to capture the fact one of the two arrow keys has been pressed.

Help appreciated

A:Solved: Excel vba detect if the Left Arrow or Right Arrow has been pressed

It's not solved but nobody looked, so I think it's over the top.

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every time i start my laptop it works fine for first 5 min then the last icon on my desktop get automatically selected and tapping of my touch stop working. if i select any other icon on my desktop or in any drive the last icon get automatically selected it seems like some down arrow key is pressed regularly.and if i restart my computer at once it start with a beep noise upto 10 sec and if i shutdown it and then start after 5-6 hrs it starts normally and then again after mins it start creating the same problem. plz help me out i am using lenovo z560 idepad plz mail me the solution at [email protected]

A:it seems like down arrow key is pressed and hold automatically and tapping on touchpad do not work

I have the same problem. I press the UP ARROW key once the laptop completes booting. This solved the down key lock problem. I started hearing the beep sounds when I upgraded to windows 10. When I went back to windows 7 the beeping stopped during boot up but the down key problem exists. I am thinking of downgrading to XP to see if the noise problem and the keyboard works. I hope its not due to my ram upgrade.

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Hello, I'm a Dell XPS 15 9550 user since last year.When i'm using it on battery power, even when it's 100% charged, and I decide to use some medium-work applications like Lightroom, Photoshop or even worse Premiere, my computer instanty turns off, as if the battery ran out. Indeed when I try to turn it on it keeps telling me that the battery is out (usually it is right at 1% or even 0%) but the funny thing is that after turning it back on I can use it right away without any other intermission or problem! I can even use those heavy power application that sent it to sleep a second before! It's like the computer can't recognize how much battery percentage I have, even if it's full.
Obviously, my premium support is expired.Any help is appreciated, thank you!

A:DELL XPS 9550 battery runs out instantly under loads

Please run a custom test on the battery and AC adapter by following steps in Dell video below:

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Hi guys,

Recently purchased a refurbished PC (last week) and have come across my first BSOD. I'm really hoping it's just a one off and not a sign of things to come. Sorry i don't know the code of the BSOD.

Basically what happened is, i was using Sony Vegas (a video editing software), put the computer to sleep (for around 10mins i think) and when i turned it back on i was instantly met with the BSOD. I really don't have any more info to divulge than that.

I've been told my PSU is underpowered for this machine (405w) and i am currently in the process of purchasing a 650w PSU. Just throwing that out there, not sure if that has anything to do with the BSOD.


Processor Intel? Core? i7-2600
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Sorry not sure how old the hardware is, as i said above i bought a refurb.

All help much appreciated, thanks.

A:BSOD instantly after turning on from sleep mode

I still see some remnants of Kaspersky on your system: Removal tool for Kaspersky Lab products may be necessary.

Take care of Kaspersky first. Having remnants of security software can cause many different crash errors because it will cause conflicts with current security software.

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Hi guys,

Recently purchased a refurbished PC (last week) and have come across my first BSODs. Sorry i don't know the code of the first BSOD but the second one is the following:

BCCode: 1000007e
BCP2: FFFFF8800562914C
BCP3: FFFFF8800335B3E8
BCP4: FFFFF8800335AC40
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Basically what happened is, i was using Sony Vegas (a video editing software), put the computer to sleep (for around 10mins i think) and when i turned it back on i was instantly met with the BSOD. I really don't have any more info to divulge than that.

I constantly use sleep mode and the majority of the time it turns on totally fine, the BSOD has only happened twice (yesterday and the day before). Since yesterday i have had it in sleep mode numerous times and have had no problem.


Processor Intel? Core? i7-2600 (3.40 Ghz, 8 MB Cache)
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Graphics card AMD HD6670
2GB dedicated memory
Hard drive 2 TB

Sorry not sure how old the hardware is, as i said above i bought a refurb.

Reports attached.

All help much appreciated, thanks.

Edit: I'm not entirely sure but it's also worth mentioning that the first BSOD i think occurred on the same day that i installed a load of windows updates. Not sure if that has any significance, but thought i'd throw that in there.

A:BSOD instantly after turning on from sleep mode


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I faced this problem last night when my T530 suddenly switched off and not turning on till now. When I press the power button it blinks once and then nothing happens. When I plug the ac adaptor it doesn't show  charging indicator on.I tried to fix the problem by pressing the power button 10 times and then hold it for 30 seconds ( ac adaptor unplugged , battery removed ) but nothing happened.What should I do ? Please help..

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I have an i7, 4k, 512Gb laptop. My screen was flickering a bit. Dell sent a technician to replace the screen. When the technician installed a new screen, the keyboard including caps lock is working, and the screen is not responding at all. The technician installed the older screen that was flickering, the problem is the same. What is the solution?

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From the last 2 days, I suddenly started noticing a very weird issue. When I pressed the delete key once, it automatically kept deleting for infinity until I pressed that key again or some another key on the keyboard. Also, sometimes, it automatically keeps pressing itself even if I didn't press the delete key even once. The laptop is G50-80 (not sure about how to see the model number). Any help is much appreciated.

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I would like to know how to keep the XPS 15 9550 from resizing open windows at various events, such as turning off the display after a few minutes of inactivity, lid close, going to sleep/hibernate, when changing from AC to battery and vice versa...
I would also like to keep windows open on the external display in case it disconnects for a while, the way I had it set up on my previous Lenovo laptop. Currently they are all moved to the primary window in case of a disconnect - and not only an actual disconnect but also upon entering or waking from sleep etc. It is a pain having to redistribute 10+ windows back to the external display...

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Hi Lenovo Devs,Coud you please update the BIOS?! I'm a developer. I need the combinations so muchs. I can not do much if they're miss.I googled so much and also researched on this forum of leveno. But not found any useful information. Lastest BIOS 1.42 on ThinkPad T460s did not support them.P/S: I checked that X1 Cardbon supported them. Thus, I think that it's not so difficult for copy.Please!

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Hello everyone! I recently got a 11 inch Yoga and although I'm liking it so far, the right shift key is also bothering me. I tried remapping the keyboard using KeyTweak first, uninstalled it, then SharpKeys. Although both do solve switching the keys around, both also lose the ability to scroll up continuously by pressing and holding the newly-mapped up-arrow key. It just scrolls up one line at a time, or moves the cursor up one line at a time, and so forth. Do I need to do something extra to make this work? Although I know it might seems such a little thing to complain about, I just like my things to work like they're supposed to  Unfortunately, if I can't get this to work, this might be a return...

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I have noticed this issue only with built-in Dell's keyboards (working fine at different laptops or with external keyboard) - Precision 4400 and Inspiron 7566.
While playing a racing game when I hold a key to accelerate (whatever it is, tried many) and when I press second one to turn, once for a while - sometimes 1 minute after start, sometimes 5 - it's getting interrupted for around a half of a second (so I drive straight for this short period of time).
I have tried to disable as many services as I can, turned off anything I could and I'm still getting it, installed all drivers I have found

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hello all, here is another one of my issues, I have a cable modem and a wireless router. everything has been fine for the past year, now if i am idle for more than a minute and even when i am on the net i get a error message that couldnt find server or website is down, even though in taskbar it shows icon still connected and it is. but i have to go click on repair and then it workd for a min or two and then i have to do the same again,

please help. i have no viruses or the like

A:bumped off

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Make and model of the broadband modem.
Make and model of the router.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Make/model of your computer.
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP2, Vista, etc.

Also, please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

On any problem computer, I'd also like to see this:

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:


Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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when i am on yahoo games in a room playing i get bumped and when i try to re enter it says error logging in help

A:getting bumped

You should have read the post about "Before you post a question". But I will repeat what was said there. Often times problems with online games, such as yahoo or pogo, the problem is with the website and will be fixed shortly. Also, I think there is a help section on the gaming site for common issues.

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I have 2 computers, both with XP , outlook express 6.0 and AOL 8.0. One computer I keep getting bumped off line and the other I experience no problems. Does anyone know what I should be looking at to correct the problem??? Thank You

A:Bumped Off

I think you should look at getting high speed internet. For a few bucks more a month you get faster, internet without using your phone line, and you never have to worry about getting kicked off again.

As far as dial-up try picking a different access number. Dialup users risk getting kicked off frequently no matter what their ISP is.

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I have a small business on a wireless network. 4 of the 5 computers have no problems connecting onto the network or internet. However, the ONE that does not connect is driving me crazy. I can't understand why the problem. I can normally get the darn thing to work briefly, but then get bumped off in a few minutes. I have been told to do a "repair" or "disable and enable" within the Network Connection window. Again, it would only work for a minute. Any suggestions?

A:Bumped off Network

Check the System Event Log (right-click My Computer-Manage-Event Viewer). Are there any errors related to TCP/IP, DHCP, or other network items?

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Here's my HJT log. I've only had this computer for a few days. I bought it at a used computer store. Things were working smoothly until yesterday, when I started getting bumped offline. I've also gotten the "blue screen of death" a couple of times. Anyone see anything?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:23:42 AM, on 2/26/2006
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://us.rd.yahoo.com/customize/ie/defaults/sb/msgr7/*http://www.yahoo.com/ext... Read more

A:HJT log...keep getting bumped offline

No one see anything?

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Just curious why no one has picked up my probelem with a suspect rootkit virus? It seems similar enough to other problems that came in days after I posted, yet I've not gotten a single response. I've posted all the required logs and followed the directions in the must read. My computer is useless without a web search capability and I'd really appreciate some help, or at least a clue as to why my problem has not been picked up for assistance yet. Thanks.

A:I've posted and bumped since Dec 19, still no help?

We are sorry your posts got overlooked. I've posted instructions for you in your other thread so I'll close this one now.

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I tripped and lightly hit the side of my computer and it completely froze so I tried to restart it and now it turns on for half a second and turns off and then proceeds to keep trying to turn on. The fans briefly spin and the front of my pc lights up till it shuts off. What did I knock loose?

A:Bumped my computer

Actually the front lights are not coming on any longer

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Does anyone know why I could be getting bumped off the internet? I am using broadband, and I never used to have this problem. I could just be surfing along (like on this board) and all of a sudden it signs off and goes directly to my desktop.

I don't know alot about computers so maybe someone out there could help me.

Also, I keep getting these Aurora pop up ads, like spyware or something. Does anyone know how to get rid of this? I have brought my computer to the computer repair shop 3 times and each time all they do is reformat everything back to the begining!!! Aggrivating!!!

Thanks for your help.

A:I keep getting bumped off of internet

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I just got an Acer Aspire 3680 laptop from a friend. It's just a few months old. I have restored it to how it was when purchased originally. Before restoring it and still currently, I cannot stay connected to the internet.

Computer is Acer Aspire 3680
OS: Windows Vista Basic
Wireless adapter: atheros AR5005G
IP address
Verizon DSL
Modem/Router: Actiontec GT704WG

When viewing the available networks, sometimes ours will shop up with 100% and sometimes with just 20% which doesn't make sense since it's right here in the house. I tried connecting to the neighbor's (he gave me his code) and it connected but also kicked me off. Sometimes the other networks in the area show up with stronger signals than ours. We have a 2nd desktop that connects just fine with a Linksys router.

Let me kow if you need any other info to help with this connection problem.

A:Getting Bumped off Internet

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so i went to go get something to drink, bumped my computer and blam turned off and wont come back on... power is getting to the fan etc. and the led light turns on but that's it. tried changing ram etc nothing. also the cd drive wont move out etc.
tried using a different cpu but to no aviel

CPU: e5300 intel
Motherboard: gigabyte gaep41-ud3l
Ram Speed: 2 1gb sticks
GPU: 5750 radeon
PSU (do not leave this out): 650 ( i think ) watts shaw
OS: windows 7

anything you guys could suggest? thanks

edit: also just tried a new psu to no aviel
edit 2: the new psu makes the cd drive come out but when i connect the psu to the ide cable the cd drrive doesn't come out
edit 3: pretty sure it's the mobo, thanks anyway gauiz

A:Bumped my computer.. and blam

Yea sounds like a Motherboard issue, just bad luck

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when I am on the internet and use my browsers back button, I am getting bumped off. Is this a hacker, virus? I run spyware and antivirus.

A:getting bumped from internet/ Moved

Hello cheffy817 and welcome to BC

I am shifting your topic from the Web-browsing forum to the Am I Infected forum where you can get the kind of assistance you need.

In order to assist you, we need some additional information:

What is your operating system: Windows XP, Vista, etc.?

What security programs do you have installed? Please name them.

Are you experiencing other issues with your computer: pop-ups, redirections etc.? Please describe as specifically as possible. Also, please describe your "bumping off" more clearly. What precisely happens? Do you get redirected to another site, get a blank page, or something else?

Orange Blossom

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I purchased a new laptop a month ago and I keep getting bumped from wireless connection. It first says limited and then bumps me off . I have only to reconnect to get back on but it happens from every 5 minutes to every hour and it is infuriating.

A:Limited connectivity and then bumped off

Is this the only PC that disconnects - do other devices connected work OK - if so how are they connected to the router - wireless or wired

If you connect to the router by cable - does it work OK

would you post the following tests when the internet is working OK, and then repeat ALL the tests when the internet disconnects.
Make sure you also indicate on the reply which tests are for what condition.

please include the xirrus screen shots for both conditions - see how below.

Please post back here the make and exact model of the router and if you have a separate modem, the make and exact model of the modem.

Please make a note of the status of the lights on the modem and on the router when working normally - post that light status here.
Now when the internet disconnects make a note of the status of the lights for the modem and router here again. also note which have changed.

What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, kaspersky or Mcafee or any free security suites like zonealarm, AVG , Webroot etc

ipconfig /all

If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug ... Read more

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Hello, I am trying to fix an issue with a friend's computer, but I am not familiar with Vista.

The computer is a Lenovo X61 Tablet PC. Whenever the computer(specifically the monitor) is moved(even slightly, typing does it as well), the current application loses focus and all applications are shown tiled on the screen.

We would like to disable this, please.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

If it is any help, here is a screenshot of what happens when the computer is bumped or the keyboard is used.


A:Issues when computer is bumped.


If anyone has an idea, please help. She is leaving for college tomorrow. If this can get fixed, it has to be done today. Thank you.

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I am really sorry about sentence structure, I have to type this on my phone. My old computer had issues with freezing and crashing, so I bought parts from online. The obly things I didnt replace were the SSD, the HDD, and the optical drive. I would get the parts list but its on my computer.

I had issues when I first got it. For maybe a month or two, I got a ton of bsod errors, the ones I remember are IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, something about kernels... But there were a lot of different ones. Every time I tried to look up how to fix one, of get a different one. I assumed it was a driver issue since I hadn't wanted to completely start over by wiping my hard drive, but all drivers were up to date. I reinstalled windows, and that failed, as well as running memtest and trying quite a few other things. Then one day it stopped; I don't know what fixed it; it had crashed one bight while idling and I hadn't tried any fixes after it, but no blue screen, although the sound sort of glitches on a very regular basis.

Tonight I was reaching for something, and I hit a few wires that were connected to the back of the pc. The only two that seemed out of place were the audio jack and the Ethernet, but I decided to reseat all the cables just in case. I got a blue screen righr as I started adjusting the HDMI cable(note that I still had a display until then).

Since then, I've been back to varying bluescreens, only unlike when I first built this computer, it prevents getting on... Read more

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Seems like i keep getting bumped off line just about everyday for anywhere around 10 seconds to 3 minutes about 3-5 times a day and never at night.
I have a new D-link router and new Motorola surfboard cable modem.
I have Charter Cable and they been here a few times and know nothing.

I have Windows firewall, Avast free, running. This never happened until this last month or so.

I did all the spyware scans with Spybot, Superantispyware, Unhackme, Combofix & 2 different anti root kits and virus scans. Nothing shows up.

It's being to shred away at my nerves!


A:Windows XP Getting bumped off line

Does your router show loss of signal when this happens (I never used a D-Link but my Linksys shows signal on one LED).

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Hi guys i have a Lenovo G580 im not sure which version but i can tell you its intel i.3  and its got usb3.0 on it and 500gb hdd. 2.20Ghz  4.00RAM.    been days that i try to solve my Fn Key problem and also the arrow left and arrow up keys < i was using Win8 and downgraded to Win7 last week and that problem has occured since ,it misbehaves and it only works for a short amount of time it randomly works those keys FN.arrow up/left keys randomly they work , i upgraded again to Win8.1 now for the first few boots evrything worked well fn key and arrow keys np.< and now again it stops working.. and btw. whenever i press hard against it it would work pressing down the fn and arrow left/up keys when i press really hard it works but then again it doesnt Soo end of the story its not functioning properly and i have Energy management and Display driver HD 3000 installed and i still got this problem .. is there any fix to this anyone please !? 

A:Arrow Left key and arrow Up key and fn key not wor...

Hi Leon90 ,        Welcome to the forums,After reading this, the first thing that came in my mind, is that your keyboard might need replacement, but lets isolate a few things1. Try reinstalling your Power manager. 

Lets make 2015 the year of the #DODid I or someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo!

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You have helped me enormously two previous times with malware. Now it seems to be back again. My husband uses this computer and in the past two weeks or so it has bumped him offline three times. I ran SuperAntiSpyware after the first time and it found and quarantined a Trojan (I don't think I have its name any more, though). He's been bumped off twice since then, and I've run SuperAntiSpyware twice more without finding anything. When he gets bumped, the computer goes to a blue screen with a error message on it -- I haven't been around when it's happened, so I don't know what the error message says. Nothing so far is being redirected, he's just getting bumped offline. The computer runs Windows XP.

Here is the dds log and the GMER report. Thanks.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01)
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Boot Device: \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Install Date: 6/2/2007 1:31:59 PM
System Uptime: 2/11/2012 8:58:13 AM (1 hours ago)
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp. | | 0F4491
Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.80GHz | Microprocessor | 2792/800mhz
==== Disk Partitions =========================
A: is Removable
C: is FIXED (NTFS) - 71 GiB total, 47.195 GiB free.
D: is CDROM ()
E: is CDROM ()
==== Disabled Device Manager Items =============
==== System Restore Points ===================
RP22: 11/10/2011 8:04:06 PM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP23: 11/11/2011 9:59:01 PM - Software Distribution Service 3.0
RP... Read more

A:computer being bumped off the Internet: malware again?

Hello, if you still need help, can you please post also the dds.txt log?

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I just got this model yesterday. Please look at the image and notice the gap between key3 and key4, also keyB and keyN. Should I make a replacement for this issue? 

A:Ideapad 720S(15'') keyboard gap is bumped

Hi J8Cutter3olo,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
Try to check if there is any issue with the functionality of those keys.
See if it is loosely in place.
It is best advise to have technical support check it for an appropriate recommendation so that you can decide how to proceed.
Hope this helps answer your query.

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Initially all my searches all got redirected on Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Then my Mcafee software stopped working and updating. Any anti-virus, rootkit, malware software that I try to download gets disabled and will not run. Including HijackThis, Malwarebytes, Superspyblocker, Panda, etc etc. Windows update is also not functioning properly.

Then the virus disabled Internet Explorer, and will not let me re-load it. Currently using Firefox while it lasts.

DDS will not run.

Gmer will not run.

Have tried different download sites for both and tried to rename files. The system will not let me rename the files or if it does just disables them when they run anyway.

Downloaded Avira software which will actually scan my system sometimes and does identify a virus but gets disabled when it tries to deal with the virus.

It says that my cngaudit.dll file in windows/system32/ is actually TR/Pakes.npx and my system will not let me delete or rename the file.

I have removed my paid subscription mcafee software because it will not scan or update, just running with just the Avira evaluation software right now. I have tried to remove some of the disabled anti-virus programs but the system will not let me access all of them.

Someone please help, I've been trying to get rid of this for two weeks now, getting really frustrated.

Thank you.

A:bumped once already waited six days, nobody has responded, please please please help.


Please do the following:

Please download exe_fix and save it to your desktop

Double click on exe_fix.com to run it.

Type the number 1 at the prompt and allow the tool to run


open notepad and copy/paste the text inside the codebox below into it:

DIR /a/s C:\WINDOWS\scecli.dll C:\WINDOWS\netlogon.dll C:\WINDOWS\eventlog.dll C:\Windows\cngaudit.dll >Log.txt
START Log.txt
DEL %0
Save this as look.bat Choose to "Save type as" - "All Files"

It should look like this:

Double click on look.bat & allow it to run. Then post the log which it produces

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My question is; I had an old Xerox (3 years) copier hooked up to my laptop without any problems. I purchased a HP1210V Printer /Copier/Scanner. The confusing part is that I can use the P S C until I get on-line. When I get on-line and try to use it I get bumped offline. It works fine offline. I am somewhat literate to tech. I'll try whatever anyone suggests. I should add and don't hold it against me, I use aol which I have not called just so they can say its not our problem or something like that. I thought it might be not enough memory but it says it only requires 8MB to operate and I have a total of 64MB. I might need more but before i go and do that I wanted some opinions from all the techies. I trust you guys more than the local shops.

Thanks for your help...

A:Printer/Copier/Scanner getting me bumped

DO you have the fax line connected and are you on dial up for your internet connection?

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If I barely even move my computer, it is almost guaranteed to freeze up. There are no loose connections, but this keeps happening!

What would make my PC vulnerable enough to freeze everytime it gets moved just a little?

Another way it freezes is if I unplug the vga or s-video cable from the Radeon card. immediate seizure.

Thanks for any tips or advice!

Asus p4p800 deluxe
radeon 9600

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About a week or two ago I uninstalled flight simulator 2004 from my laptop to reinstall it. Everything has started from there. First difference I noticed was that some/most flight simulator textures were not loading and aircraft liveries were also not (please see this thread for pictures: http://www.flightsimworld.com/forums...owtopic=147308).
I have tried fixing these problems with little effect since then but since yesterday my laptop has been really weird. firstly on some programs it says: Runtime error '429': ActiveX component can't create object. second problem I've had is that suddenly my photoshop license is not valid when it should be?? and finally coming to do a scan tonight, McAfee had the exact simptoms as the following video (but without the bit around about 0:48)
heres the hijack this log:


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 08:42:31, on 6/11/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero8\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Pr... Read more

A:BUMPED-Laptop acting very weird

second thread and no replies in either? wow...

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My Toshiba Tecra M5 freezes whenever I bump it, at first the freezings were rare, but now it freezes even if I lift my laptop off a desk or hold it in my lap! by the screen freezing, the whole screen freezes, and the only thing I have noticed that doesn't freeze when I bump my laptop is the blinking "|" cursor while the computer is starting up, sometimes if it has recently been bumped, when I re-start the computer it has a blank screen and the fan spins but there is no other sign of my computer working, so I figured out if I hit my computer it bumps the loose part or solder connection back in place, please help me figure out which piece of hardware is loose.

A:My Laptop Freezes or Locks Up when bumped

Good luck with that.
It would be worth checking the HD connection and re-seating the memory, but that's a complex little beast and finding such a problem could get expensive.
Whatever you do, be sure you get a backup of all your files right away.

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I see the SSD HD in BIOS
Have run startup repair 5 times
What do I do next?

A:Laptop with Win 7 64 got bumped & now 'Missing OS' at boot

You're sure it's an SSD? Not a regular hard drive? A hard knock would cause a regular hard disk to scratch the platters on the drive, causing data loss. I find it hard to believe that a bump would cause an SSD to malfunction in that way.

Perhaps if it is an SSD the SSD was knocked loose from its connector?

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Today Google Chrome (Stable Channel) was updated from 9.0.597.107 to 10.0.648.127

Here's what's new:
New version of V8 - Crankshaft - which greatly improves javascript performance
New settings pages that open in a tab, rather than a dialog box
Improved security with malware reporting and disabling outdated plugins by default
Sandboxed Adobe Flash on Windows
Password sync as part of Chrome Sync now enabled by default
GPU Accelerated Video
Background WebApps
webNavigation extension API
Really liking the new Options/Settings tab, a lot more streamlined with the whole browser UI now

Read more - Google Chrome Releases: Chrome Stable Release

A:Chrome Stable Bumped To Version 10

The best just keeps getting better. PDF reader and Flash are both now sandboxed. IE9 who??

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When I go to Accessories / Entertainment, instead of Volume Control, it said RealPlayer

I unistalles RP, and now its (empty)

How doI get my volume control back?

Thanks in advance


A:Realplayer "bumped Off" My Volume Control

Hi Frank,

Try this. Insert your Windows XP cd. Then start a command session. Then Enter <your cd drive>: , Then enter - cd i386. and then type expand -r sndvol32.ex_ %systemroot%\system32.

Hope It works,


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Hello everyone. I am nearly fed up with my Dell Inspiron 1525 I have only had for about 7 months now. Not only has it started falling apart on me (by this, I mean screws falling out, screen loosening up, left-click mouse button getting stuck and eventually falling off, CD drive cover falling off, bottom of the casing falling off because of lack of screws, etc.) but I have also experienced my hard drive failing on me twice in a two-week interval, which was about a month and a half ago. Now, I have another problem: It rebooted on me the other night.. and when I try to boot up, it tells me that something isn't recognized in the system and won't boot up, and sometimes it tells me that a "recent change in hardware might have created the issue" or something of the sort. I'm not sure what the problem is, but when I finally am able to boot up, I can't move my laptop or it will BlueScreen and perform a memory dump and won't reboot up for many of the times that I try to start it.

When I am able to get onto my user screen and start up all of the applications that I use, a bubble will pop up saying that Microsoft has recovered from an unexpected shutdown, and that Windows can check online for a solution. It never finds a solution when I tell it to. I click details and it shows a bunch of techie codes or something that I can't understand. I'm not sure what they mean, but maybe they will mean something to you all.

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A:Laptop reboots when gently bumped or moved

Is this laptop still under warranty? Is so, return it for repair or replacment before the warranty expires

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Dear EightForums,
I have received several bsod during the last couple of months, they're all attached in the zip file.
It started as I remember a while ago when I just pushed my computer a bit on a flat surface and it crashed. Since then it has been sensitive to sudden movements or if you bump into it -> bsod. Sometimes pressing the left ctrl+shift buttoms together with a letter makes it crash too and i have noticed that moving the screen can make it crash as well. Also it crashes at random seemingly.
Thanks in advance, please let me know if further information is needed.

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Gringo, Per your PM, here's the new topic. I'd appreciate any help I can get. I searched the forums and found a couple of answers, but those solutions didn't work for me - the hotfix that is suggested in the posts is already installed as part of a SP that's been installed (the posts were from 2007).I have two workstations that are WinXP-SP3 machines on a SBS2003 network.Errors (more or less similar, not entirely identical in the details) pop up intermittently, not always immediately, but sometimes. Both machines also have problems with search engines in web browsers (Firefox and IE7): when clicking on a link from Google or other search engines, instead of the requested page, another search site comes up with search results. They've been working around this problem by copying the link and pasting it into the address field. We have Symantec Endpoint Protection ver 11.0 (with anti virus & threat detection running), also SuperAntiSpyware registered edition running real time protection, and also Ad-Aware. I've run AVG Free Rescue CD full scans (boot to Linux) and nothing malicious is detected. I've run MBAM and sometimes it finds and cleans things, other times it finds nothing (I've seen references to "whitesmoke toolbar" at various times (in the MBAM scan).I'll just focus on one of the two affected machines in this topic (unless you tell me address that one too). The error they're getting is:Generic Host Process for Win32 Ser... Read more

A:Infection with lockups and google redirect (bumped)

Here is the RkUnHooker report:

RkU Version: 3.8.388.590, Type LE (SR2)
OS Name: Windows XP
Version 5.1.2600 (Service Pack 3)
Number of processors #1
0xBF012000 C:\WINDOWS\System32\nv4_disp.dll 4546560 bytes (NVIDIA Corporation, NVIDIA Compatible Windows 2000 Display driver, Version 94.24 )
0xF6B17000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\nv4_mini.sys 3989504 bytes (NVIDIA Corporation, NVIDIA Compatible Windows 2000 Miniport Driver, Version 94.24 )
0x804D7000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe 2066816 bytes (Microsoft Corporation, NT Kernel & System)
0x804D7000 PnpManager 2066816 bytes
0x804D7000 RAW 2066816 bytes
0x804D7000 WMIxWDM 2066816 bytes
0xBF800000 Win32k 1855488 bytes
0xBF800000 C:\WINDOWS\System32\win32k.sys 1855488 bytes (Microsoft Corporation, Multi-User Win32 Driver)
0xF0CDE000 C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\VIRUSD~1\20101122.002\NAVEX15.SYS 1368064 bytes (Symantec Corporation, AV Engine)
0xF69EF000 C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\smwdm.sys 581632 bytes (Analog Devices, Inc., SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio )
0xF734B000 Ntfs.sys 577536 bytes (Microsoft Corporation, NT File System Driver)
0xEC4AA000 C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\mrxsmb.sys 458752 bytes (Microsoft Corporation, Windows NT SMB Mi... Read more

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Hi, I hope you can help me with this.

I'm running XPSP2 with IE7

I had this problem for 2 months when the DSL was first hooked up, and it was found to be something installed incorrectly in the outside wiring. The I was fine for 2 years. In December, it started up again, and neither Verizon, nor Linksys have been able to figure out what's going on.

I'll be online just fine, and then I click a link or try to go to another webpage, and I get no response... and then I get the dreaded "Internet Explorer Can Not Display the Web Page". I can be on for 5 minutes, 2 hours, or 3 days. there's no warning. And all the lights on the modem and the router stay on like they're supposed to.

Verizon has sent me a new modem twice. And Linksys has sent me two new routers, and still the same thing. I posted this on the Hijackthis Help Forum, thinking I had a virus, in December, but Ried could find nothing wrong. (Actually, I've just posted there again, because now I DO have a virus, but I know that is NOT the cause of THIS issue.)

I turn off the router, or the modem and router, or just the modem (the router is not hooked up now), and turn it back on, and I can get back online. And then I'm online again... until it happens again. Which is usually in 10-15 minutes. Probably 30x a day. So frustrating!

I discovered this weekend that Firefox still opens and I can get online that way. And today I realized I can still also use Netscape. I don't know why I never tested that be... Read more

A:Connection Problems: I keep getting bumped off of IE [Moved to networking]

Dang it!

Its been two hrs since I reinstalled and I already had to power cycle the modem 7 times to regain my connection. I need IE for several programs I use regularly, that won't run without it.

I hope you can help me sort this out soon! Five months is enuf!

Suraya Rose

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I have a Dell Latitude E7270, less than 1 year old. It freezes when bumped. I've seem to have isolated the problem to the RAM module or connector. Upon re-seating the RAM, computer worked fine for some time. Eventually the problem re-appeared and can no longer be fixed by re-seating the RAM.
Has anyone experienced this problem? Can it be isolated to the connector-to-motherboard vs. in the RAM module itself? I'm thinking of buying another RAM module to verify this potential root cause.
Could it be a defective RAM connector with plastic flash or bad pins?
Thanks for any ideas,

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I manage a network of 3 servers and 20 users. It is a busy law office. We recently added the third server and moved our apps to it. Shortly after the move, we were comprimised by an attack which someone used our systems to setup an outgoing email system. We shut them down and closed all access for this. We have firewall, vpns to remotes and cisco smart switch. Cisco smart switch is maxed out at 99% capacity and the network will bog down and then just dump everyone off the network. It actually resets the tcpip stack on each machine when the network dumps them. They are able to reconnect by closing and repopening application, but work is lost that is not saved. I have been trying to capture what is going on, but I need help locating the system that is deluging our network with traffic. Help if you can. Cicso cannot give info on ports due to 99% usage.

A:Users get bumped off the network.....router maxed out

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Anyone ever encountered this problem?

Excel spreadsheet, when clicking to save "icon" or "file / save" -

the entire screen goes black, a blue DOS window pops up with options... one of which is to R = Reconstruct. R is pressed on the keyboard.. prompt to c=continue is requested, then DOS screen goes away and Excel opens back up to the "saved and unaltered" spreadsheet. Everything saves as it should (or appears to) and closing is normal.

What causes this and how is it corrected?

Any ideas?

AirFrc Mom

A:Excel / Save = Black screen bumped to DOS

Thanks O&O...

Can this be happening when I open Excel and begin a new file? My problem occurs then also...

I'll check the article and do as it directs (as suggested), thanks.
AirFrc Mom

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