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W7 to NAS access hangs unpredictably

Q: W7 to NAS access hangs unpredictably

About six months ago, we bought a D-Link DNS-320 ShareCentre, installed two 1TB Seagate HDs, and began using it for our fileshare. Access and speed was OK, but not great.

Since about two weeks ago, our access to the fileshare has been intermittently very slow. Files (any size, 1 KB up to megabytes) load after a long hang-time, or don't load at all. The delay is far, far beyond the difference between 10/100/1000 bps connections. Navigating between folders, saving, moving, copying, and deleting files also have this intermittent hanging.

Our network:
[#] description
[1] TP-Link TL-WR841N, operating LAN only
[2] D-Link DNS-320, firmware v 2.03
[3] computer running Windows 7 Professional 64bit, on-board Ethernet connected to router
[4] computer running Windows XP

Trials with network configurations:
A) [1] connecting [2], [3], and [4]: both [3] and [4] experience problems connecting to [2]
B) [1] connecting [2] and [3] only ([4] disconnected): [3] still experiences problems
C) [1] connecting [2] and [4] only ([3] disconnected): no problems
D) [2] directly connected to [3] via Ethernet: [3] still experiences problems
E) [2] directly connected to [4] via Ethernet: no problems

Further trials with configuration (A):
i) Configuration (A) above, booting [3] in Windows XP (from separate HD): no problems
ii) Configuration (A), booting [3] in Windows 7 Safe Mode with Networking: no problems

More trials:
- I'm running Comodo Firewall on [3]. The problem persists when I disable it.
- Both [1] and [2] were on old (2010) firmware, and are now running on up-to-date firmware from the respective manufacturers.
- Ran Malwarebytes scan on my computer, nothing found.
- Ran SpyBot and let it have its way with all the things it found. Still have problems.
- Booting and NOT running MS Outlook just now, no problems...
- Opened MS Outlook, problems start.
- Closed MS Outlook... problems persist... end the Outlook task in task manager, no problems... could this be it?

It's hard to say "no problems" definitively, because the problem itself is intermittent. This is headaches.

Do you have any ideas? Potential root causes, or next-steps in troubleshooting? I'm loathe to format and reinstall my programs, but it might have to come to that.

Thank you for taking the time to read my plea.

Preferred Solution: W7 to NAS access hangs unpredictably

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: W7 to NAS access hangs unpredictably

you tried changing over the ethernet cable?

I had an issue with my nas drive and it turned out to be a faulty ethernet cable?

worth a try...

also what router you using please?

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Hi, I'm a newbie and please be gentle.My vista home premium (2007), from dell, has been freezing up recently. Sometimes it does so immediately after I open a program--it seems to happen more often when I'm connecting online via IE or Firefox, but sometimes it works fine for several minutes or even longer before it freezes. When it does this, Task Manager does not work. Usually I can't get anything to respond or react in anyway, so I simply power off and restart.I have used the windows diagnostics (f12 key) when starting: no problems reported. I have used ccleaner multiple times.I have used malware antibytes, with no problems identified.I have gone into 'msconfig' and stopped lots of programs from starting automatically at startup.It seems to be doing better, not happening as often, but I'm still getting the 'freeze up' nearly every time I use the computer.Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.MaryHere's a log file from hijack this:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:07:41 PM, on 2/21/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18882)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\DellTPad\Apoint.exeC:\Windows\System32\WLTRAY.EXEC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Windows\Syst... Read more

A:computer freezes unpredictably, after 1 min or 1 hr

Hello Mary24Welcome to BleepingComputer ==========================Download OTL to your desktop.Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.Under the Standard Registry box change it to All.Under Custom scan's and fixes section paste in the below in bold%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.* /md5starteventlog.dllscecli.dllnetlogon.dllcngaudit.dllsceclt.dllntelogon.dlllogevent.dlliaStor.sysnvstor.sysatapi.sysIdeChnDr.sysviasraid.sysAGP440.sysvaxscsi.sysnvatabus.sysviamraid.sysnvata.sysnvgts.sysiastorv.sysViPrt.syseNetHook.dllahcix86.sysKR10N.sysnvstor32.sysahcix86s.sysnvrd32.sys /md5stop%systemroot%\*. /mp /s%systemroot%\System32\config\*.savCREATERESTOREPOINT%systemroot%\system32\*.dll /lockedfiles%systemroot%\Tasks\*.job /lockedfilesCheck the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply.====================

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My computer freezes unpredictably, when this happens the music im playing at the time of the freeze skips like a broken record, but really fast. i've checked error logs and at pretty much every freeze theres a DHCP error. i've used the sensorview pro thing and my temperature is fine, I have no viruses, becaues i have good virus removals programs && only a few free ones, please help me!

Thanks in Advance!

A:Computer freezing unpredictably.

I had similar problems with freezing and DHCP errors. Read a post that said to disable Net BIOS, an obsolete network protocol.

Here's more information and directions:


Even if this doesn't solve your problem, it's a good idea to do anyways. Post back if it doesn't and we'll look further.

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E-machine C2280 Windows xp pro.2002 service pack 3

1.) Computer reboots unpredictably:
Sometimes when adding a task or switching tasks.
Sometimes during software set-up & installation programs.
When 4 or 5 windows are open.
High demand on available ram.

2.) Stalls during boot-up at various steps, i.e. bios screen, black screen, Windows screen.
Stalls during shut-off at "WINDOWS IS SHUTTING DOWN" screen.

3.) Programs stall and generate error notices like "Program Needs To Close"

4.) Sometimes the computer stalls while scrolling down a page.
Possible origins of trouble:
1.) Computer was immediately hijacked when I opened an e-mail attachment that was labled as a

software offering. The keyboard and mouse went dead and the computer was scanning rapidly.

I had to unplug and re-start the computer to re-gain control.

2.) Incorrect use of "ComboFix". I neglected to close either a firewall or an anti-malware program before
running ComboFix.
Repair efforts taken.
Reduce desktop Icons and Tray Icons.
Replaced ribbon cable between HDD and motherboard.

Ran the following programs :
1.) Advanced System Care ver 3.7.3 from IObit
2.) Spyware S&D.
3.) Tweak Now Registry Cleaner 2011.
4.) DeFragged Registry and Hard Drive.

2 Scans with Ad-Aware pro 9.0 were interrupted by re-boots.

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A:Computer reboots unpredictably.

1) NEVER USE REGISTRY CLEANERS - they cause problems, they don't cure them
2) I didn't see any mention of an anti virus scan
3) Spybot and AdAware are old school. If I were you I'd uninstall them and replace them with either MalwareBytes or SuperAntispyware
4) Go to System Properties - Advanced - Startup & Recover Settings and uncheck "automatically restart"
5) If you suspect malware you should post in the Am I Infected forum on this site
6) Download BlueScreenView:
unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.
when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select All
Go to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

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I know there are several varoius posts regarding the USB C thunderbolt connector but I have not fould one about intermittent un predictable performance. I am using a Dell docking station that has a USB C connector WD15. Sometimes the display will function other times it will not. I have to turn the cable upside down and re-insert into the computer. It would seem to me that the conenction should be the same regardless of orientation. Most of the time I have to choose between charging and second display. It seems to vary based on the orientation of the connector. However this does not seem predictable. Also it seems to be equally unpredictable regadless of the USB port selected. I have updated drivers via Lonovo and I am up to date in Windows. How can I get the display port and charger to work at the same time. The mouse and headset do not seem to be affected. Thank you

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Hey there.

Recently I have upgraded to Windows 10.

I am experiencing an issue where sometimes when I plug in my headphones, there will be no audio coming from them even when Im playing music on the computer.

The music always plays fine from the speakers.
The music always plays fine from headphones when I'm using a USB DAC.
The music always played fine in Windows 8.1 before this through headphones..
The music always plays fine in Linux, my dual boot along side Windows 10.

My headphones for sure work as all my other devices and OSes are fine with it.
My hardware is fine as everything work(s/ed) fine for Linux and Windows 8.1.
My computer always recognizes the headphones when I plug them in, but won't always play audio through them.

Restarting the computer does not always fix the issue, but rebooting into Linux then back into Windows 10 always fixes the issue.

I have tried 3 different sets of audio drivers; Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Windows Generic Drivers for my device (Eurocom M4). The problem persists in all of them.

I have updated my BIOS to a Windows 10 supported one my manufacturer provided. It didn't help.

It isn't malware for sure as this has been happening since the OS was newly installed.

It persists with all headphones, not just one pair.

Anyone have any possible idea how to fix this issue? I've tried everything I could.

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Is there anything I can do to get my Windows clock back on track? It will read correctly for many weeks on end -- or even longer -- but then it will start giving the wrong time. The wrong time may be minutes or hours off.

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I have tried a number of search terms here, but don't find this reported anywhere-- so here goes nothing:

The machine: HP Pavillion dv8000 (portable), x86, 512M RAM
OS: WIN XP Pro v.5.1.2600 SP2, build 2600

The issue:

I fire up the machine and go about my business. The system works with my chosen keystroke repeat rate (very high) which correctly works after the machine booted. Fine.

But at SOME point-- and it seems to have something to do with simultaneously having PhotoShop, Firefox, Wordpad and the imagining software from my Fuji digital camera open at the same time as Norton is running a "live update"-- all of a sudden the keystoke repeat rate "sets itself" to "snail's pace." I go to the control panel > keyboard and find that the slider control for the keystoke repeat rate is now all the way over to the left (super slow). I reset it to a fast rate, apply, and the system works normally again.... maybe for weeks, maybe for a few minutes.

I am yet to actually reproduce the conditions that cause this "quirk."

If I reboot the machine while the keystroke repeat rate is "slow" like this, the system comes back up with my "fast" preset.

I doubt this is a "security" issue... but it's certainly ANNOYING, when it happens.

Is there legitimate software that examines such things as keystroke rates, and "makes the determination" that it needs to be reset, in order for the software... Read more

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This unexpected tab openening keeps occurring at random times, for www.software-updater.com  from Air Software, with documentation in the tab saying the software to download is from Google Chrome.    This is very suspicious to me.  How do I stop this unexpected tab from opening?  Is this something genuine from google chrome?  The tab will not close if I click on the x at the right side of the tab label; I need to use Task Manager to stop Google Chrome.

A:unexpected tab opens in Google Chrome, unpredictably

Something you downloaded and installed recently contained adware....a program or browser add-on.
Use the programs below to find and remove the adware. Use all of them.
Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here
Double-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.
Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.
Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.
If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).
The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.
While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.
The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Logs.
Use CCleaner to remove T... Read more

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Less than 2 weeks after the end of my 1-year warranty, my Lenovo Yoga 920 crashed. I've used Lenovo products for years and have recommended the Yoga 920 specifically to many of my coworkers, so when I experienced a hard crash (no blue screen, just a stuck image on screen) I assumed it was something Windows/Driver related. For the past two weeks I've been on a journey to try and resolve the issue but haven't had much luck. Below is a history of what I've experienced and what I've tried:Friday, August 2nd - Computer was plugged in and on, but not being used, when I found it unresponsive. I tried turning it back on and within 1-2 minutes of booting up, it would crash again. Any image on screen would remain on screen (sometimes with visual artifacts, sometimes without) and any music that was playing would be suspended indefinitely until I hard powered off.Booting the machine in Safe Mode would allow me to use the machine for any period of time - the 1-2 minutes before crash was only experienced under normal boot upSaturday-Wednesdays - No issuesWhatever was causing my crashes all Friday (until late in the night) was not causing it for the next several days. I used this time to back up my filesI used this time to verify I was on the latest version of Windows, that my drivers were up to date, and that neither Lenovo Bridge or Lenovo Diagnostics Windows found any errors with the machine.Wednesday, August 6th - Computer was plugged in and on, but not being used, and same as before, i... Read more

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I have databases on a network share folder. The average size of these databases is 650MB. Sometimes when queries are run or even just looking for infor in tables the process is slow. On occasion the pc will hang. The event viewer displays event ID 1002. Not much help. Anyway are the files just to large? Any feedback is appreciated.

A:Access 2002 hangs PC

Have you tried compacting/Repairing the DB? This may bring the size down signicantly.
You can experiment with splitting the database so only the tables are stored on the server and everything else resides on the users PC, this reduces network traffic.

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I have a user who is attempting to use Accces 2007 on a Celeron 1.8Ghz box, WinXP Pro, 2 gigs of ram. When she starts Accces 2007 the CPU usage goes to 100% and the machine hangs. I am a rookie with the Office 2007 products. Has anyone experienced this?

A:Access 2007 Hangs

There are a lot of reports out on the net about several Office 2007 products causing the CPU usage to shoot to 100% (most have to do with Word, but it is used by more people than Access, too). Microsoft is, essentially, denying they exist and I have found no work-arounds, fixes, etc. so far. Sorry.

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Hi All,

Win8, all up to date.
Acer Laptop.
Android cell phone.
Actiontec GT-748WN router.

I am using my phone with an unlimited data package to Tether with my laptop. It works just fine, until I plug the home RJ-45 router network into the laptop and try to access a website, it hangs and times out. The router is just there as a data switch essentially as there is no DSL available and the router-wifi is set off.

It seems like the request for the website page is getting passed to both the wifi and the router and never resolves.

How can I fix this?

Is there a router setting I should be looking at? I have searched through the router firmware and can find nothing obvious to turn off or change.

A win8 setting?
Or what?


A:Internet access just hangs

Your problem is as you stated, when you plug in the router. The laptop is trying to use it for going online. You can get Cellular based routers, for sharing the data to other devices in the home.

It will cost you a lot less then using your cell phone, if you have a WISP or can get some form of land based data services. Cellular data uses QOS scheming by the Cellular providers, to keep any one end user from hogging the bandwidth to the radios at the cellular tower.

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Every time I put a cd in and go to my computer, Windows knows the cd is there but hasn't read it yet. I right click on it and Explorer freezes untill the cd is read. I thought this was a common bug in Windows, but my friend says he doesn't have that issue, and his computer sucks. He probably didn't know what he was talking about...

Anyway, any solutions?

A:Computer hangs when trying to access cd...

May be a bad cd rom drive,,it happens,,it may be dirty,obstructed. Try
blowing some air in the drive, worth a shot.

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I use a 2 drive set up, a small solid state for my operating system and whatever game I'm currently into, and a 2TB storage drive.
My storage drive (D:) bombed and I took it in for data recovery. The tech saved about 1.3TB of 1.6 used. He put the image onto my new drive and got it going again. However when I try to access explorer or anything pertaining to D: it hangs for about 45 seconds before giving me access. I ran CCleaner first off to knock out registry entries that lost their home but haven't seen any improvement.
What else should I do to get this thing back in order? I'm on Windows 10.

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I have done several restores, but the problem still remains.

About a week ago, the system froze when I tried to access a file from start/my documents. From Start, I could access any of the programs on the left side of the screen, but all attempts to access files, my computer, control panel, search, etc. caused the computer to freeze, with powering off the only option.

I have tried restoring to an earlier date, and the file system works fine for a while but freezes. Today, I downloaded a spreadsheet, and in the process of saving it, the computer froze. I don't want to get into restoring farther and farther back, with the necessity of re-installing some programs, most notably Turbotax.

Any suggestions? The computer is running and I can access the internet and most, if not all programs.


A:XP hangs up totally when trying to access files

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I am using a linksys befw11s4v2 (4 port) dsl router with 3 PC's all running windows xp home. My isp is bellsouth and the router connects to a westell wirespeed ethernet dsl modem. Bellsouth uses the pppoe connection type which I have chosen in the router. All 3 PC's have access to the internet and everything works fine until a vioce call comes into the house. Once the voice call is answered any PC connected to the internet is now stuck...it can not access any new web sites. If I power cycle the router everything starts to work. Before I call bellsouth support, I thought I would ask you for any ideas you might have on this issue.

A:dsl access hangs with voice call

Find the appropriate forum and post there.


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I have an XP computer on a network with two 98 computers, with Netgear RP614 router to cable modem. It all worked ok for a year or so, but now the XP hangs the router. Disconnecting the XP from the network allows the others to work as normal. I have Norton antivirus (up to date) and Sygate firewall. I have read many posts about browser hijacking, so I have run AVG antivirus (which found seven Trojans that Norton missed), then Spybot, which found more things that Adaware missed. The problem is this: Norton diskdoctor finds errors, but even though I schedule a repair on bootup, the errors are still there when I scan again.(and the router still hangs). I have never booted an XP in safe mode, but this one doesn't seem to do it very well: a list of system files comes up and stays on screen, and the disc thrashes for a couple of hours, then Windows starts.

I have run hijack this and got a pretty short file, with nothing to worry about (as far as I can tell).

I have run Windows scandisk, which now completes without errors, since running spybot etc, but Norton is still unhappy.

I am getting to the point of reinstalling XP, but I would like to know what has happened. Have you any ideas, please?


A:Internet access hangs Netgear router

Why not post your HiJack This log? Looks like you've had quite a few nasties on your system.

If you do decide to reinstall XP, you can choose to repair it, and keep all your programs and data intact.

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Hi all, I have been having a problem for the last few weeks on my PC. I typically use Google Chrome for browsing, but I also have Firefox installed. I rarely use IE but that seems to be affected as well. Basically, after I've been using the computer for a few hours, all network access seems to die until I restart my computer. Furthermore, I sometimes cannot terminate all of the chrome.exe processes (an access denied error pops up from the task manager), and once the network has died, Firefox will not run (the process does appear on task manager but no window opens). Other network-dependent services also fail. The router I am connected to is working throughout this as tested by another computer and WiFi devices. This problem goes away with a restart 100% of the time.

So far I have run scans with Security Essentials, Malwarebytes, and AVG. I was concerned there may have been a conflict between these so I have uninstalled AVG but the problem persists. Additionally, I have uninstalled Chrome and Firefox completely (using Revo) and reinstalled but the problem persists. Unfortunately my oldest System Restore point is only about a week old and the problem has been happening for longer than that. I have disabled all extensions in Chrome but the problem does not seem to be isolated to one browser.

I realize this is a bit disorganized, but please do feel free to ask for any clarifying information.

Thank you so much for any help, in advance.

Here is my system info:
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A:Network/Internet access hangs after few hours

Make sure, your settings are correct.
1. Go Start>Settings>Control Panel (Vista/7 users: Start>Control Panel)
2. Double click Network Connections (Vista/7 users: Network and Sharing Center)
3. Vista/7 users - From the list of tasks on the left, click Manage network connections.
4. For a wired network connection, right-click Local Area Connection, and then select Properties.
For a wireless network connection, right-click Wireless Network Connection, and then select Properties.
5. From the General tab (Vista/7 users: Networking tab), click Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4), make sure it is checked, and then click Properties
6. Make sure Obtain an IP Address Automatically and Obtain DNS server address Automatically are checked.
7. Click on "Advanced" button and make sure "IP Settings" tab looks like this:

Make sure "DNS" tab looks like this:

Make sure "WINS" tab looks like this:

8. Still in Control Panel double click on "Internet options" then "Connections" tab then "LAN Settings" button. Make sure "Automatically detect settings" is checked.
If you made any changes OK your way out.
Restart computer.
If that doesn't work...
Turn off computer. Disconnect router, and modem from power source for 1 minute. At the same time disconnect ethernet cable as well.
Reconnect everything.
Restart computer.

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My MS Access 2007 unpredictably "hangs".  This occurs when I try to open a table or run a query.  It occurs on newly created files and files that worked before but suddenly stop working.  This has been going on since I got my computer from HP in Jan 2009. The problem report describes the problem as:  A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows. The problem event name is:  AppHangB1 I am using Windows Vista 64 bit version:  OS Version: 6.0.6002. I've searched Microsoft support and the Internet and haven't found any instances of the same problem.  Microsoft does have a hotfix for a similar problem but it is for instances where you are accessing a remote database.  My databases are on my hard drive - so this hotfix is not for my situation. This problem makes it almost impossible to use MS Access 2007.  Microsoft will not help me without a fee because I bought MS Office with my computer.  HP will not help me without a charge because it is Microsoft's problem.  Please help/offer suggestions if you can. Thanks!  

A:Access 2007 hangs/stops responding

I'm having the same exact problem. If anyone has found a fix please let me know, ty. p.s. I'm on a dell laptop

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Laptop was lagging badly n task manager stopped responding so I had to manually shut down. When I tried to restart got the "your pc has encountered an error and needs to restart" and now am stuck there. samsung np270e5j
Tried pressing f4 at startup to go into recovery but all I get is "please wait" then black screen. Looked on couple other support sites and all said to use recovery disks.. I don't have them and was told by support when I first got my laptop that I don't need them because of the recovery drive... Ugh
Went into bios to see if could boot to recovery drive but not an option. Please help. Don't have access to another computer so using my iPhone and kindle to try n get help. Thanks so much for any assistance x

A:Samsung won't boot, then hangs when trying to access recovery

Try F7 or Esc. If you do a reset all the personal data and programs you installed will be erased.
Edit: Try the following and do a System Restore, not Reset.
Hold the Power Button for 5 seconds or until the computer completely shuts off.
Press the Power Button to turn the computer on.
As soon as you see the rotating loading circle, press and hold the Power Button until the computer shuts off.
Repeat this process 2 or 3 times until you see the Preparing Automatic Repair screen.
Let the computer boot to the Automatic Repair screen.
Click Advanced Options, and then select Troubleshoot.

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Hi guys.

I'm having a problem with my PC - it hangs at the XP splash screen, and just keeps going and going until it turns itself off, sometimes quickly, sometimes something like 20 minutes after. I have tried booting up in last known good configuration, but that also does the same thing.

Now, I can boot up in safe mode. It used to stay at JGogo.sys for ages, then suddenly load up. I looked this up, and tired some of the things that were suggested. I renamed JGogo.sys and Jraid.sys, but that didn't help and then I reinstalled the JMicron drivers, which also did nothing. Now when I boot up in safe mode, it hangs at MUP.sys before suddenly booting. However, in safe mode it will still randomly shut down. This brings me to my next point.

Another strange thing is that usually when it used to boot up, when it was booting, just before the welcome screen, I would hear the fans slow down. Now, the just keep spinning very strongly all of the time and don't slow down like usual.

My windows version is XP SP3, which is installed from an OEM CD, but I have no idea where this disc is. The motherboard is an ASUS p5ne sli I think?

Thank you.

A:XP Hangs when booting up, can access safe mode

If you are NOT using raid/ahci then make sure Bios is set to emulate ide for the sata drive.

Also, try another sata cable.

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I am running Vista Ultimate v6.0 with the latest updates on a stock Toshiba Satellite that was new in January 2008. The computer originally shipped with Vista Home but I completed the upgrade right after purchasing it so I could join my company's domain. All has been good for the past 8 months - until now.

Yesterday afternoon as I was doing some research online when my machine suddenly froze. Locked up hard, to the point that I had to manually power it off.

After a series of controlled tests - starting in Safe Mode changing start up parameters, disconnecting all devices and attaching one at a time, etc. here is what I know.

The computer operates just fine in Safe Mode with Networking. No problems, no Event Log entries to worry me. I am currently attached in that manner to place this post.
The computer operates just fine after a normal boot provided I have the wireless turned off and the ethernet disconnected. I can open files, print, etc. without incident. And again, nothing hits the Event Logs.
But plug in the ethernet and it's all over. The system completely hangs within 60 seconds and there is nothing that can be done but power off. Event Logs are not any help here either. About all you see is the Error stating that Windows was not shut down properly.
I tried connecting via wireless and had the same result.
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A:Solved: Vista Hangs with Network Access

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I'm using Windows XP, and I recently had a problem that required me to fix a registry problem by using the recovery console and re-installing restore points from several week's back. After doing this I had to reload IE version 8.

Everything appears to be normal now, except for one issue.

When I try to access my "work" email from home, using Outlook Web Access, it appears to hang before displaying my emails in the middle pane. The progress bar moves very slowly and never finishes. My "folders" are displayed properly (on the left pane) and this provides an indication that I have new emails, next to the Inbox icon. That is Inbox(14), for example.

However, the final step in the process appears to be displaying the list of old and new emails in the middle pane. (I use the right pane as my "reading" pane, but this is blank, also).

I already went into my Internet Options >> Security tab and set everything to default. I can still access all other web-sites that I normally access.

Any clues on what to look at first?



A:Outlook Web Access Hangs in middle pane

Try adding OWA as a trusted site to the IE8 browser.

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I have searched for hours on the net to no avail. It seems that there are a multitude of things that can cause Access 2003 to hang.
The problem I have is that access 2003 will randomly hang when performing a query, show not responding but consume no CPU resources (99% idle). If you let it sit for 1-2 minutes, it eventually will complete the query (happens on different queries as well). It does this about every third time or so but can do it multiple times in a row or not at all for 30 min.
I have built 3 computers with the exact same hardware and software and only one of them has this behavior.
I looked in the event viewer, but it is not showing an error every time it happens. I am getting 2 video errors followed by a warning about the windows profile but it doesn't seem to coincide correctly with the times it locks up. I have tried the following:

Reinstalled Access and service packs
lowered the performance settings
Checked network connections (works fine on all other applications tho)
replaced the local .mdb
Changed permissions on the network drive for the back end
Remapped the drive for the back end
Paused anti virus
Temporarily turned off firewall

I haven't yet tried to recreate the windows profile and am going to change out the video card as it seems to be reporting errors, but would love it if any of you have ran into this before or could point me in another direction.

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A:Solved: Access 2003 hangs at 0% for 1-2 minutes

Have you Compacted & repaired the databases?
What Windows are you running on this problem machine?
Try Importing the back end into a copy of the database and see if that still has the same problem.

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Hey guys,

I am having an issue with Access 2007. All machines are running XP Pro SP3, are fully patched and are fresh installs There are a total of Five machines that are on a workgroup called 'business'. Each user has administrator rights for their local machine. Antivirus is AVG & is fully patched (I have also scanned with Malwarebytes no viruses). Everything operates perfectly except for the below problem.

Machine 1 has an MS Access 2007 custom database loaded on it. It's location is C:\program files\appsoftware\msaccess.mdb . Also stored in this location is the appsoftware.ldb
There is also a folder located at C:\appsoftware\ that is used by Access that has appsoftware.cnt and appsoftware.hlp

Machine 1 can run the software just fine, but every other machine that tries to run the MS Access Database hangs and says Windows cannot find \\Machine1\appsoftware\msaccess.mdb . Make sure you typed the name correctly ...." This led me to think it was a networking issue. The other machines are accessing the file via a network drive mapped to the appsoftware folder on machine 1. They browse to the folder fine SO...

I thought the issue might be a read/write problem so I created a notepad (from Machine 1) in the C:\program files\appsoftware folder and then tried to open it and write changes to it from one of the other machines and it worked fine. As well none of the files in C:\program files\appsoftware are marked as read only.

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A:Access Database Hangs When Loaded Over Network Share

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I have many Access 2003 adp apps that are front ends to Sql Server 2000 and 2005 databases. They are form based applications. I recently got a new Vista 64 bit machine and installed Office 2007. When I open any Access 2003 adp, Access show Not Responding and nevers opens the initial form. If I open the same adp with the Shift Key down (so the initial form doesn't automatically open), then it loads the adp. At this point I can double click the initial form and it will run (most of the time but some times it still shows Not Responding and never comes up). This also happens with very a simple 2003 mdb app linked to tables in another 2003 mdb (I always separate the app from the data in mdbs). When I open with the Shift Key, I open the form successfully. I even converted the adp to an accdb (2007's version) and get the same Not Responding problem. I can't find anything on this on the web. Anyone out there seen this???
Thanks in advance for the help!

A:Access 2007 opening 2003 adp hangs with Not Responding

It sounds like the form or it's VBA was Corrupted during the opening (and Conversion) by 2007. This has appeared on this forum a few times before. I think that the only thing that you can do is Convert the Database to Access 2007 and then Re-create the problem form.
You could also try opening a blank Access 2007 database, import everything form the problem database in to the new one, save it, close it and then Compact & Restore it.
But I wouldn't hold your breath while you are doing it.

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Hello All,

I just figured Id run my current situation by you all and see if anyone can think of anything else to try...

ill start with my computer specs:
amd xp 3700+
abit kn8 sli
2gb corsair ddr
maxtor atlas15k 36gb ( my boot drive and the problem here.. i think)
nvidia gs6800 ( normally 2 but just one now- you'll see)
dvd drives and all the rest of the stuff that doesnt really matter
so here's what happened- computer has been running flawless for about 4-5 mos.
Was on it all last night playing WoW and then i went to bed. my phone rang- i happened to look up and saw it BSOD and reboot.. so im like ok.. wtf?
as its rebooting i see nice green and gray lines all over the screen.. ok great so my vid cards are effed up... ok
i take out one, put the sli card in thats needed, and same green lines. Put back the othe 6800gs and then its fine. Ok so vid card #1 is bad.. no problemo- ill just run on one card and RMA this sucker.
SO i boot up to Win xp (sp2) it finds theres only one card.. yada yada.. ok we're disabling SLI and rebooting.. fine.
As its rebooting, I figured id put the side back on so I hold down the power button to shut it off. - i wasnt looking at the screen, but it was pretty late into the boot so im pretty sure the OS was loading at that point.
I put the side back on, reboot and then the system hangs ( does not freeze) aftter seeing nothing in the cd and trying to boot to hard disk.
I shut down, checked and made sure nothing came loose.. everythi... Read more

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I am having issues with an Access 2010 db hanging when I try to open/edit/save etc on a report in the db. The db is pretty basic and small, while the report I am working on has no code in it and runs off a simple query. The db was created by an experienced Access developer.

All tables and queries run in a normal way and results appear on screen pretty much instantly. The report is based on one of the queries.

The report works fine for all other users from what we can tell and only I have the issue on my machine.

I am running Windows 7, MS Office 2010 32-bit with SP1 installed. This is exactly the same set up as the developer who created the db. The developer has had me run a few diagnostics and tweak some settings in Trust Centre and so far nothing has worked. My IT dept seem a bit stumped as this is not a bit of software they like and as such offer almost no support.

I would be grateful if anyone has any ideas at all how I can solve this.


A:Solved: Access 2010 hangs only when working on reports

Do you have any other reports that do work OK?
This appears to be a problem with just your machine so it suggests a problem with your Access/Office, have you tried "Repairing" Access or Office or getting IT to repair it?
Did you create the Report?
If not try and Create a new version the same as it yourself in your database. Dont' worry about any kind of formatting, Grouping or anything else, just try and get the Report to run based on the same query as the original.

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I've a problem that the Downloads folder on my system is opening very slow and at times it makes the system to freeze. This happens only when I try to access the contents of that folder. I've tried the following till now and havn't yet solved this problem.Scanned for viruses or spywares in the system. Used MBAM and TDSSKiller. No infections.Switched the View of that folder from Large Icons to Detail or List View.Customized the folder for "General" items. Right click on folder->Properties->Customize tab->Optimize this folder for General ItemsDefragmented the folder using Piriform Defraggler.So anyone knows what's going wrong with my system. Any kind of help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.Mod Edit: Removed DDS log - Hamluis.

A:System hangs when trying to access Downloads folder/ opens very slow

Did you run chkdsk?Please EDIT your previous reply and remove the DDS log.We dont need themClick on startmenu and typecmdRight click on it and select run as administrator and run this commandchkdsk /rClick Y to schedule it on next rebootRestart the PC,allow chkdsk to run and see if you can open Downloads folder nowPlease create a new user account and see if you have the same issuegood luck

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I am having a problem with windows explorer hanging when I try to access files located on a Simpletech USB Hard Drive. The explorer window will popup, but nothing appears. I have relocated the drive to another computer in the office and it works fine there. It has produced a few error messages. Can someone give me some ideas how to correct this error. I can post error messages if need be.

A:Windows Explorer Hangs when trying to access USB hard drive contents

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Hi I have an old Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo 600 pc which I use as my spare pc. It has to be said that the only original bits on it are the case, motherboard and optical drives.

I used it a bit yesterday and shut it down as normal, started it to day but it just hangs on the log in screen. The mouse cursor works and I can click on the user but thats as far as it goes.

I thought that I wold try and boot it in safe mode but found that I could not access the bios setup screen. The spash screen when it starts up says it's the DEL button while the cover of the recovery disk says its F2. Well I've tried both plus many others and no joy. I can press TAB and get the BIOS VIEW but as I said can't get the BIOS SETUP.

Tried starting up with the recovery disk in both the DVD drive and CD-Rom drive but no luck with that either as it doesn't seem to reconnise the disc.

I've also tried it with a couple of other hard drives fitted but the same results.

Well that's about far as my knowledge goes so any help would be much appreciated.

Many thanks.

A:Solved: Windows XP SP3 hangs on log in screen and can't access bios setup

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Good Morning;

New PC running Vista Premium with Explorer 7 Hangs-up/freezes on a regular basis. Specifically going from url to url, page/site will begin to load, blue completion bar at the bottom of the page/toolbar begins to fill and the cursor (blue circluar) turns but page never completes loading. I can wait for hour and nothing happens. When I go to Task Mgr (Ctrl/Alt/Del) it indicates "...program not responding...". Eventually I'll close the program down thru Task Mgr and logon again to the Internet.

I've tried to isolate whether the problem is Explorer 7 or Vista itself as both according to most search engine inquiries are vulnerable to this problem. I have used sfc /scannow to verify Vista files are NOT corrupt and a literal laundry list of alleged fixes for Explorer 7 including doing a "RESET" but the thing persists on hanging- (BTW, ran 4 different virus/malware scans and all came-up clean, so the problem doesn't appear to be virus/security related)-

Does anyone have a remedy as it appears to be a major characteristic with both Vista and Explorer 7 with a lot of fixes- I just haven't been able to find one that works!

Many thanks in advance-

A:Vista hangs and hangs and hangs...EVERY know fix tried with no success...

try downloading 8.0

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The problem:
When attempting to access the web with latestet Firefox, Chrome or IE9, extremly long hangs
are encountered with status message "Waiting for google.com..." (or whatever site is entered).
Sometimes the hang will resolve in 2 or 3 minutes, sometimes never. When the page is finally loaded if another link on the page is clicked, the same delay occurs: "Waiting for..."
and it mosly likely will not resolve/load.

On an another PC on the same home network, the same search can be entered (Firefox 7.01) and the page returns nearly instantly. I see "Waiting for..." for a brief instant followd by "Transferring data..." and the page appears. Like it should.

The problem PC: one year old home-built PC; Asus P7P55LX mobo, Intel i7-860 cpu, 8g ram, 4tb disk; Windows 7 Ultimate 64b. Many programs installed; over 100 processes running on idle

The working PC: 5 year old Dell Dimension 8400; 4g ram; Windows 7 Pro 32b
Was to be used as a database server - few programs installed; few proccesses running.
What has been done with no effect:

Virus scan with Bitdefender 2012, Prevx 3. (done regulary, both disabled).
Scan with lateste MalwareBytes, SpyBot.
Latest RealTech NIC Drivers installed.
Installed new NIC Card (removed after no effect).
Replace Cat5 cable from PC to Switch.
Replace Cat5 cable from router to switch.
Exchanged Switch ports.
Reduced Internet Cache to 50megs.
All temp files cleared (done regularly).
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A:Solved: Long "Waiting for..." hangs when access the web

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Thanks in advance for your help.I hope I am not wasting your time.My daughter's computer is having internet issues. I am using it now via Firefox and this seems to be working at this point. IE just hangs and never responds. Same thing with other programs that are trying to access the internet like iTunes, and some of the automatic update type processes.I have followed the instructions (AdAware, Spybot, Stinger, etc.) and am posting the hijackthis log.Please let me know if I should do anything else, and again, thanks for your help.WoodyLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:56:20 PM, on 12/26/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exeC:\WINDOWS\system... Read more

A:Ie Hangs, (firefox Works), Itunes Hangs On Connect, Sporatic Connection Issues.

Examples of other things that hang.

1) If I bring up IE, and click on Tools, Options, connections, then Lan Settings it hangs and never clears. Gotta kill the process.

2) In HiJackThis, if I click on the button that says "Analyze this" or whatever it just hangs.

It is like IE, and anything that uses IE settings are hung.

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I'm currently trying to fix a laptop that no longer starts up Windows successfully. Letting it normally start up it hangs during startup (left for hours and it goes nowhere). Trying to boot into safe mode, it stops at crcdisk.sys completely. This problem first started when the person using the laptop suddenly had it freeze on them and decided to hard reboot it.

Now, I've tried booting Puppy Linux to access the hard drive and see if I can go about any of the recommended solutions that I've found (deleting possible problem system files) but the laptop just won't boot from CD. I can verify that the Puppy Linux CD works flawlessly but the laptop simply won't boot from it. I'm afraid it has something to do a bad CD/DVD drive (it's an older Sony Vaio and quite a few from what I can find have had similar problems with bad CD/DVD drives) so I'm really at a loss for what to do. The drive has been extremely temperamental in the past, randomly not reading or writing CDs but now it seems like it doesn't function at all. Sometimes it'll sound like it's spinning up the CD to read it but it doesn't load anything and sometimes it doesn't even bother spinning up the CD at all.

Also, I don't have the Windows Vista install CD for it otherwise I'd try that (even though it just as likely probably wouldn't work it seems if the drive is bad) and I don't know if there's some way to access a built in repair fu... Read more

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I sure would appreciate some help with this one.  I need to take this notebook on the road.

A:Notebook is slow and hangs. MBAM hangs, email crashes

 Lets do this  Please download aswMBR to your desktop.Double click the aswMBR icon to run it.Click the Scan button to start scan.If you are asked to update the Avast Virus database please allow it to do so.When it finishes, press the save log button, save the logfile to your desktop and post its contents in your next reply.I just want to see the report....Please Do Not Fix Anything    ============================================================================    Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.How to determine whether a computer is running a 32-bit version or 64-bit version of the Windows operating systemA simple way to check your system: Start --> Computer (right click) --> PropertiesRight click to run as administrator (XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File). When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Please make sure All Users is checkedDo not check
*List BCD
*Drivers MD5
*Shortcut txtPress Scan button.It will produce a log called FRST.txt in the same directory the tool is run from.Please copy and paste log back here.The first time the tool is run it generates another log (Addition.txt - also located in the same direct... Read more

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I don't think I have actually gotten a BSOD yet on this computer. It's about 1mo old. As the title says, I've been playing some games, and my computer will freeze during a game. There's no BSOD, but the audio will loop/hang. Nothing works and I have to do a hard reboot.

This is the Windows log about it:


Fault bucket 2287316114, type 5
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:
P1: swtor.exe
P3: 6.1.7601.2.1.0

Attached files:

These files may be available here:

Analysis symbol:
Rechecking for solution: 0
Report Id: 6338c8f3-28d9-11e1-b570-f46d044f9e60
Report Status: 0

Computer Stats:OS: Win 7, 64 bit
Original OS: Yes
System Age: 1mo
OS Age: Same as system, never reinstalled
CPU: Intel i5-2500
Video Card: XFX HD-695X-CNFC Radeon HD 6950
Memory: 2x4gb G.Skill Ripjaws X Series
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W

Etc:I've run memtest and it came up with nothing.
I've run driver verifier and I haven't bsod'd.

A:Computer hangs while playing game, no BSOD, audio hangs

You are not getting any dump files

You are playing Star Wars, can you uninstall the Game, delete any folders that it has on your computer under C:\Program Files\
Resintall again

****Or if your game comes with some kind of repair function run that before uninstalling****

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So I have been having this problem for a few weeks now, the issue seems to come and go happening often sometimes and sometimes not at all for days. The computer will hang usually while gaming sometimes while at rest. I can move the mouse around and if I am logged into Ventrillo can still communicate over it. Ctrl+Alt+Del doesn't bring up task manager. I notice the hd light seems to be churning and then stays constant until I manually restart. If the manual restart works and it boots to Windows then the network card is usually off for some reason no lights at all and I have to disable/enable the local area connection one or two times to get it going again...strange? Then after restart sometimes the computer hangs at XP loading screen indefinitely or gives me a BSOD. And most recently it has been hanging before POST, or telling me to insert a bootable device. I am guessing this could be hdd issues, or RAM? I know some troubleshooting steps I could do just dont know what order I should prioritize those steps. So all kinds of stuff going down I really can't pinpoint what to do first. There are no unknown devices in the device manager. Updated drivers to the best of my knowledge.

WinXP Pro SP3 all recent updates
XFX GeForce 8200 MB
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+
Geforce 7600 GS
DDR PC2-5300 (333mhz) 1gb x 2
Silencer 500EPS12v

Any troubleshooting ideas or help would be greatly appreciated thank you for your time

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I have been struggling with this issue for a few days now.

There are 2 major problems:

1. Start menu hangs when I click on it. I have to manually bring up the Task Manager and kill explorer and start it as a new task. This happens only in Normal mode and not in Safe Mode.

2. Machine hangs after I try to Shutdown or Hibernate in Normal mode. It does say logging of and seems to go through the normal shutdown but at the very end if hangs on blank/black screen and never actually shuts down unless I hold down the power button. This does not happen in Safe Mode.

What I am working with:

Thinkpad T43 laptop
Windows XP SP2

What I have tried:

- I used msconfig to turn off all services and startup programs and still no luck.
- Ran several Spyware programs and anti-virus programs, got rid of anything suspicious and nothing.
- Ran HIjackthis and got rid of anything suspicious.

The problems started after I cleaned up some spyware from my machine using CleanUp! and some other programs. I also took several services and startup items out of msconfig.
Everything else seems to work ok, like clicking on stuff on the desktop or the quick launch bar, browsing the internet, chat, bring up explorer by clicking on an icon and navigating through the hard drive. I just can't click on the Start Menu in Normal mode.

My hunch is the following:

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A:Start menu hangs and Shutdown/Hibernate hangs

Another thing:

I noticed this in the Eventviewer after trying to Apply changes in msconfig:

The ScRegSetValueExW call failed for Start with the following error:
Access is denied.

The event id is 7006 and the source is Service Control Manager.

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Hi All,

OK, first I am not sure if I am still infected, but the computer is still not acting right and considering everything I don't trust it .

Running Win Xp / MCE Version 2002 SP 2

I run NIS 2008, last full scan was 3/31/09, and last update was 4/1/09. Run NIS religiously, always keep subscription/updates up to date.

Ran MBAM 4/2/2009 DB 1939 - now clean
SuperAntiSpyware 4/04/2009 7:10 AM Core 3829 - now clean

Here is the scenario.

On 4/1 Firefox began crashing erratically. I did the update for 3.0.8
When I restarted Firefox I could not get an Internet connection, even though IE7 connected fine.
I did a system reboot, at that time decided to go forward with Microsoft update to SP3 (I never reboot my computer, usually leave it running and just hibernate).
AFter that, system would load, prompt for user/pass but then just go to wallpaper, nothing else.
System would just hang there, did several reboot attempts.

System would give black screen on Safe Mode, would still hang with Wallpaper on "Last Known Configuration".
AFter that used MSCONFIG to get system running with wireless connection. At that point noticed several things:
*Google in Firefox and IE would redirect search results randomly to different pages
*Explorer.exe even though not technically running, was eating a LOT of memory, I am talking 350K+ and up,
Tried to run DDS.scr, just blipped the Dos prompt and disappeared. Would not run.
Uninstalled MS SP 3.
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A:Erratic behavior. Win MCE 2005 hangs, Explorer.exe consumes 350+K when not running, goodle redirects, explorer hangs

Was able to finally run Kaspersky. Here is the result:

Sunday, April 5, 2009
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
Kaspersky Online Scanner 7 version:
Program database last update: Sunday, April 05, 2009 19:35:30
Records in database: 2015756
Scan settings
Scan using the following database extended
Scan archives yes
Scan mail databases yes
Scan area My Computer
Scan statistics
Files scanned 570864
Threat name 4
Infected objects 11
Suspicious objects 13
Duration of the scan 07:32:12

File name Threat name Threats count
C:\Documents and Settings\JM\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\m164swfz.default\ScrapBook\data\20061102095541\popup.php Infected: Trojan-Clicker.HTML.Agent.a 1
C:\Documents and Settings\JM\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\m164swfz.default\ScrapBook\data\20061102095541\popup_001.php Infected: Trojan-Clicker.HTML.Agent.a 1
C:\Documents and Settings\JM\My Documents\and\HERES1\intial download\backup-10.29.2006_10-02-03_heres1c.tar.gz Infected: Email-Worm.Win32.Mydoom.m 2
C:\Documents and Settings\JM\My Documents\and\HERES1\intial download\backup-10.29.2006_10-02-03_heres1c.tar.gz Suspicious: Trojan-Spy.HTML.Fraud.gen 2
C:\Documents and Settings\JM\My Documents\and\H... Read more

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1. Frequently my system will not shutdown all the way. "System shutting down" never finishes, will stay there all night.
2. Sometimes on boot up, my system doesn't make it all the way to LOGIN. After a couple of attempts to reboot it usually makes it past the login and I can operate for a while. Eventually something hangs and I have to reboot. Windows Explorer is a frequent program to hang up. In Task Manager, its Application tab status indicates 'not responding.' Once explorer hangs up then other programs quit responding. On occasion, I have held the mouse key down over the 'x' button to close a window. After a while, but not always, a program will shut down that way. Generally, though something else is hung up and I still have to reboot.
3. I use Avira AntiVir, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware, TuneUp Utilities. I have tried to use CCleaner recently, but it hangs up everytime I use it. It runs for differing amounts of time. When it hangs I can't kill it in Task Manager.
4. In My Computer / Application / Event Properties I have two pairs of messages where each pair looks like:
a. Fault bucket 734037209
b. Hanging application explorer.exe, version 6.0.2900.5512, hang module hungapp, version, hang address 0x00000000.
Please someone help me get out of this mess. I use my computer for my income. It has gotten so bad that I have spent upwards of an hour trying to get to a point where I c... Read more

A:Shutdown Hangs, Explorer Hangs,

Are you getting any error messages? Crashes (BSOD), unexpected shutdowns, sudden freezing, random restarting, and booting problems could be symptomatic of a variety of things to include hardware/software issues, overheating caused by a failed processor fan, bad memory (RAM), failing or underpowered power supply, CPU overheating, motherboard, video card, faulty or unsigned device drivers, CMOS battery going bad, BIOS and firmware problems, dirty hardware components, programs hanging or unresponsive in the background, and sometimes malware. If the computer is overheating, it usually begins to shutdown/restart on a more regular basis. If you are not finding any malware and there are no obvious signs of infection, then you may need to do some troubleshooting.XP Shutdown & Restart TroubleshootingTroubleshoot shutdown problems in Windows XPXP Shut Down and Automatic Reboot ProblemsTroubleshooting Windows Shutdown ProblemsWindows stops responding during Windows XP shut downTroubleshooting Windows ExplorerThe Explorer.exe process stops responding (hangs)How to Restart Windows Explorer Without Rebooting Computer When It Is UnresponsiveAnother thing to try is download and install the User Profile Hive Cleanup Service which helps to ensure user sessions are completely terminated when a user logs off. System processes and applications occasionally maintain connections to registry keys in the user profile after a user logs off. In those cases the user session is prevented from complet... Read more

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All of a sudden, Vista just stops working. I press the power off and then it reboots. It makes me select restore and then gets to working again. I tried to run the dis defrag in Windows. It starts chkdsk but hangs on the last stage at 201465 out of 206384 files checked. I then have to press the power button for a few seconds and skip the chkdsk program and it goes into windows. it runs for a while and then hangs and I cannot do anything. What should I try to do?

A:Vista Hangs and chkdsk hangs

Have you tried getting into safe mode?

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i really didnt know where to put this software debugging or what.. So i put it here ima sorry guys if this is the wrong spot. On my AMD turion II m500 laptop my IE8 and Firefox both hang constantly Same ie8 build and firefox build as well as win7 build on my desktop and laptop. But my desktop is fine and i have all my add-ons enabled. But i tried disabling my add-ons on me laptop to stop my browsers from hanging and i thought that worked. But tonight they are both still doing it i can barely even start IE8 firefox will allow a few minutes. Whats going on? any help would be appreciated. Thanks admins for such a great site btw. Beats going to MS or OEM...

A:FireFOX 3.5.5 hangs also IE8 hangs

Your specs don't list the manufacture and model # of the laptop. Does it pass win7 compatibility testing?

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Ie5.x hangs for 2-3 minutes, then runs for a few minutes, then hangs again and does this the entire time I am online. Heres my stats: Gateway (pretty much just the motherboard, case and wiring at this point) PentiumII MMX 300MHz, 40GB Maxtor,Creative 56K V.92, 128Mb RAM, IE5.5 w/ sp2 and new August2002 updates.
The entire time I am online it does this. I have had 3 HDs in this and downloaded/uploaded Ie5.5 3 times from 3 different sources including CD, trying to get it to stop. No luck. Only does it when I am using IE online. Outlook Express works fine. Computer has no other problems but this. I have tried Fixit and a handful of other ways and suggestions. I have disable auto detect, I have reloaded settings from ISP (AT&T) I know.....LOL Dial-up. Thats whats available to me though. I end up spending 4-5 hours online when I really only need about an hour or so to do what I need to do. Somebody please help before I just throw this thing away with my footprint through the side of the case. THANKS!!!!

A:[SOLVED] IE5.x hangs, then goes,hangs,then goes........

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I've been having problems with IE6 for many months. This is a frequent scenarios: I am on a website, everything is fine, I do something else (like open Word, etc), then go back to the site and IE6 will hang. Sometimes, I am on a website and click a link, then IE6 hangs. Sometimes I click on the IE6 icon on my quick launch and nothing happens. I will click on the IE6 icon several times and some time IE6 kicks off. When I bring up task manager, I see a whole bunch of iexplorer in the Processes tab, but they never kick off. If I reboot, I have to manually cancel these processes for reboot to take place. This is not limited to IE6. Sometimes it happens with Firefox and occasionally programs. However, it is mainly an IE6 problem. Is it possible I have a virus or should I really be posting this on the internet forum? Here is my hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:08:59 AM, on 12/27/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Comodo\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Acronis\Schedule2\schedul2.exe... Read more

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