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Q: Old laptop possibly dying out?

I bought this IBM ThinkPad T21 off this guy who lives near me for a couple hundred bucks. I may of possibly gotten ripped off for it, but at the time I sort of needed it so I didn't mind paying it.

Anyway, I know the laptop is pretty old. But recently it has been doing something slightly strange. Whenever I boot up Win XP with it, the boot screens loading bar will pause for a minute, then kick back in, do another pause, then load right up. I don't have a total problem with it, but I worry that this could be a sign for something serious. The specs of the system are:

Intel Pentium 3 796MHz
256MB Ram
30gig HD
Windows XP SP2
S3 Graphics Inc. SavageIX

Also I know the system isn't exactly built to run XP, but I did cut down alot of it's graphics to boost performance.

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I reformatted my hard drive due to OS issues, I was running a trial version of Server 2003 along with XP Pro, and I had to get rid of Server 2003 because it was conflicting with XP Pro, and so the only way to do that was by reformatting both hard drives including XP Pro because Server 2003 was acting as the dominant OS, so I backed up all my ****, and reinstalled XP Pro, but now I get this hard drive problem that it says only 51 Gigs are remaining on a 250GB Hard drive, when the only thing installed on that hard drive is XP pro and maybe 15 applications, I tried using every program I can think of to find hidden files that equal a huge size but nothing shows up, and I ran a diagnostics check on both hard drives and each one is running healthy and no files can be found that equal a huge size....so if anyone has any input on this please help me out.

Programs Used:
Paragon Partition Manager Professional Edition - says both HD's are running smoothly
Effective File Search - can't find files larger than 20 GB
Prime95 - stress test passed

So yeah I am out of ideas on this one...any input would be great!

It's a small problem so I'm really not that worried about it, its not like that 250GB HD is my only HD.
 

A:Hard Drive Possibly Dying...

Since you formatted and re-installed windows xp pro have you installed all of the special drivers for the chipset, buss, network, video, audio and others, these usually can be found on the motherboard manufacturers web site or the manufacturer of the computers site.

I know the capacity of the hard drive is supposed to be 250 Gb but what does windows say it is?

Have you installed any service packs yet? This is important as windows only sees something like 128 Gb with out service pack 2 installed II believe.
 

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Hello, This is going to be long winded, but my problem is specific and I have tested out a number of things. About May 28th or 29th, I started to play Final Fantasy 14. I had no problems at all, until about a week ago. I began to have random lag spurts of a few seconds at a consistent interval of a few minutes. They would last for maybe 3 seconds before returning to normal gameplay. It would happen at any time doing anything from intensive fights, to simply talking to an NPC. To stick to the important test, I attempted to play with Ethernet cable plugged directly into my laptop. This solved the problem of the lag spikes completely. They never happened for as long as the ethernet cable was plugged in. Unplugging it and resuming play, they would return. So figure out the source, I decided to go over to my Uncle's and try to play on his internet. The lag spikes were present theree as well. This is leading me to believe something is going wrong with my system. I did not install any updates or do anything different within the past week, it just started out of nowhere. Is it starting to die? What's a good upgrade if so? I will happily update with any extra needed info. Thank you for any help that can be provided, and my product number is listed below.  Product number: E0J75UA#ABA

A:Wifi card possibly dying?

Hi, Can you use wireless normally (not play games), if yes then no problem with the wireless card, it is only slow and you may not be able to upgrade it internally. Have you tried external wireless card such as (ac cards)        http://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/c/technology/networking/wireless-usb-adapters Note: your wireless router must also support ac standard. Regards.

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I reformatted my hard drive due to OS issues, I was running a trial version of Server 2003 along with XP Pro, and I had to get rid of Server 2003 because it was conflicting with XP Pro, and so the only way to do that was by reformatting both hard drives including XP Pro because Server 2003 was acting as the dominant OS, so I backed up all my ****, and reinstalled XP Pro, but now I get this hard drive problem that it says only 51 Gigs are remaining on a 250GB Hard drive, when the only thing installed on that hard drive is XP pro and maybe 15 applications, I tried using every program I can think of to find hidden files that equal a huge size but nothing shows up, and I ran a diagnostics check on both hard drives and each one is running healthy and no files can be found that equal a huge size....so if anyone has any input on this please help me out.

Programs Used:
Paragon Partition Manager Professional Edition - says both HD's are running smoothly
Effective File Search - can't find files larger than 20 GB
Prime95 - stress test passed

So yeah I am out of ideas on this one...any input would be great!

It's a small problem so I'm really not that worried about it, its not like that 250GB HD is my only HD.
 

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Hi,

I bought a new laptop - HP Compaq Presario, Intel Pentium Processor T4300 (2.1 GHz), 500 GB Hard Drive, 4 GB RAM, nVidia GeForce G 103M with 512 MB DDR2 dedicated graphics memory. After a week, i got the firs blue screen error after which it couldn't boot [i couldn't even get to BIOS).
I was out of the country, so my friend called the service staff who told him to try to run some tests, that time it worked, he got to BIOS, ran the tests, everything was fine and the laptop started up normally. Now, 2 weeks after, I'm getting blue screens continuously, and laptop won't boot. If it boots [and it usually happens when you hit it slightly, though, i don't know if it's a conincidence], windows 7 starts up normally and everything is working fine until the next blue screen shows up, which disables my laptop all over again.

Blue screen looks like this:

BAD_POOL_CALLER

Technical information:

STOP: 0x0000000C2 (0x00000099, 0xFE8F40DC, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
Collecting data for crash dump
Initializing disk for crash dump
Beginning dump of physical memory
Dumping physical memory to disk:100
Physical memory dump complete
Is it a software crash? Can I run Win 7 repair if I manage to boot it and how to do that? Is it my hard disk problem?
What to do? -.-
 

A:Blue screen BAD_POOL_CALLER; laptop won't boot, a new laptop dying?

If you can get it to work by tapping on the machine, then it doesn't sound like a software problem. It could be a bad system board or memory.

I would call HP again and see about getting service on the hardware.
 

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Hey everyone...i've had a Sony Vaio PCG-K415B (one 40GB HD partitioned C & D, 512ram, 3.02 processor) for a few years now & in the last 6 months or so it has been shutting down suddenly more & more frequently, now it does it as soon as the Windows XP screen has gone mostly so as you can imagine it's useless, did get an NTFS error once.
I've tried the following:
1. Bought a cooling pad
2. System restore
3. Defragment
4. Hoover what i thought were the fan inlets from outside
5. then took it apart to get to fans properly & hoovered them well- what a pain in the wotsit to get to them!
6. last night did a system recovery on the C drive
7. this morning did a DFT using Hitatchi image (as my HD is Hitatchi)
now i really don't know which way to turn as it still turns itself off as soon as the XP screen goes...please help, thanks, Roger.
 

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Have you tried a complete format/nuke?
 

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Hi all, I searched through the forums already and there are a lot of similar questions to mine, but none of them answered my question.

I have an Ei System laptop running
Windows XP Home,
512MB DDRAM,
Pentium Celeron 2.6Gz,
Internal 40GB HDD, external 160GB HDD.

I only recently installed the external HDD. Prior to that, my laptop constantly chugged and had loads of problems so I decided to backup the HDD and reboot the system to factory settings. That worked perfectly well until I started installing all my old programs and hardware onto it again, and things started to get strange. After some of the programs and hardware were installed and the system rebooted, my laptop refused to even turn on. That never happened before. I had to take out the battery for a few minutes and replace it. This has stopped happening but problems are worse now.

The second I turn my laptop on, the hard drive LED stays (almost) permanently on. I know it's not a loose connection internally because the LED and HDD still functions normally, but it seems like the HDD is constantly being accessed I'm not sure, but on top of that, when I'm lucky enough to even get past the boot sequence (after an unusually long period of wait and restarts) the computer is unbelievably sluggish; programs freeze, the mouse freezes, it's as if I have driven the CPU to the limit, yet when I check Task Manager, the CPU's usage rarely goes past 30%. When it just can't cope, I'm given the... Read more

A:Laptop seriously dying on me...

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I was at my Dad's house where I have faster internet than where I currently live so naturally I do all my large downloads there and then send them to my laptop via flash drive then to my main PC back home, again, via flash drive. This weekend though I was transferring files from my Dad's PC to my laptop when we were in a rush to get going back home so I transferred the rest of the files that I downloaded to my flash drive and decided that I should do the rest of the transfer from the stick to the laptop in the car to get going as soon as we could. I put the laptop into sleep mode after it was done (and I probably shouldn't have done this in hindsight) put it on the backseat upside down, while still in sleep mode. I have done this before my laptop pretty much stays in sleep mode for it's entire life, I do this while travelling too. But here is where the problems start. I get home to transfer my files to my PC (realizing that I left my USB stick in the car which I will get back later in the week via the post) so while searching for my USB stick not realizing that it was in the car now en route back across the country, I hear a strange noise coming from my laptop, it sounds like a regular 2 clicks every few seconds or so. So I do some research not knowing if it was a normal write head noise that I have never noticed before or a dying HDD, people with similar problems (from what I could tell) ended up backing up their drives and getting another new drive. Thi... Read more

A:Is my laptop's HDD dying?

Hey hogpop1. A repeating cyclical sound from an hdd is not normal.
Secondly, I wouldn't put a laptop in sleep mode when it is in transit, I always power down so the heads park normally.
You are able to browse the Web but are not able to download anything?
What OS does your laptop have?
Does the laptop boot up from being off normally without any problems or messages?
 

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So i have an acer aspire E1. Today i tried to start my laptop but it didn't start, the battery light is on. After i tried to start it a few time the blue lights next to the battery light turn on for 0.5 second i can also hear the fan starting. This happens approximately every 10 times i try to start it. I use windows 8. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Hi, I have a 4 year old Acer aspire 5750 laptop. There have been a few times when it has strggled to boot up, then done a startup repair and eventually booted up and worked fine. Today that didn't work, then it ran chkdsk. Then it started to load w7 but my user profile couldn't be loaded. It managed to load a new user profile. It will only run a snail's pace. Inserted the Acer recovery disk but nothing happened.

Do you think it is worth trying to get it repaired? Or do you think it is on its way out and should be replaced asap?
Thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions.
I have backed everything up.
John
 

A:Laptop dying?

I'd def say fix it. But I know what I'm doing when it comes to fixing them. (No offense)

It might be more time than you're wanting to put into it, but I would say do a reformat and reinstall a fresh copy of windows and it should make it work better.

What does the recovery disk(s) you have say on it (them)?
 

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I've reloaded Windows (7, Ultimate, 32-bit) on my Gateway NV73 laptop at least 6 times over the past 2 years that I have owned the laptop because the blasted thing keeps dying. I have had MSFT Security Essentials, SuperAntiSpyWare, MalWareBytes and, now, BitDefender installed at various times.

As of my last "clean" reload of Win7 (two weeks ago) I also installed Secunia PSI and Ninite to make sure every piece of software had the latest patch.

And yet, again, my laptop is beginning to run slow as molasses, to not fully boot up (gets stuck on the "Windows 7 Ultimate" screen without proceeding to the "enter your password" screen), and now I see - thanks to Paragon's Backup & Recovery 2011 - that I have a hidden drive with 12GB of who-knows-what on it. It is labeled as PQSERVICE and says "12 GB NTFS". I Googled PQSERVICE and got a preliminary understanding of what it might be, but I couldn't find any reference that could explain why it's so friggin huge.

I also have an "E:" drive that is labeled: "SYSTEM RESERVED (E:) 101.9 MB NTFS".

I realize this whole post is vague, but I honestly don't know what details could be relevent or helpful.

Help?

Michele

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Hello FreeThinkerTX and Welcome to TSF,

System reserved disk: Keeps data of your boot record. In other words, keeps track of where your Operating system is, so that Windows can boot it.

PQSERVICE: Contains system restore data. If your computer fails in any way, you can use the manufacturer reset to restore the system to the system default (the state it was in when you first bought it)

There can be alot of reasons as to why Windows is not booting. Even though it comes back after reinstallations, it could still be something you've installed that messed it up. So if it happens again;
Can you boot into safemode? (Press F8 during startup)

Also it might be a good idea to run a memory test and harddrive test. Memory test can be found here along with instructions. As for a harddrive test, what harddrive are you using? Your PC spec's doesn't list manufacturer, and their website doesn't list what drives they use.

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Hi My Hp dv6 1315sa laptop working fine till a few days ago when it froze when playing frontlines fuel of war game, happened again with RA3 uprising and eroupean escalation. It doesnt reboot - just shuts down , then won't restart untill I remove that battery and power lead for a min or two. I tried checking the event viewer to lock down the problem - that wont snap in the mmc. Drivers are up to date, fans working, getting no error message but this is getting annoying, got me totaly stumped any help on this would be appreciated. Also sometimes the laptop shuts down for no reason with usual removing power supllies before it starts again. Hopefully someone can tell me how to make this thing at least half usefull for a few months more - then I'm definatly getting a desktop!!.

specs are Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-74, x64 Family 17 Model 3 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3069 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530 Series, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 274252 MB, Free - 23269 MB; D: Total - 10981 MB, Free - 1793 MB; F: Total - 410058 MB, Free - 251701 MB; G: Total - 66878 MB, Free - 40242 MB;
Motherboard: Quanta, 3060
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

thanks.
 

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windows running unusually slow, typing becoming extremely hard due to stuttering, obvious problem. ran hijack this, two problems occured:

1. write access was denied to hosts file.
2. Unknown error occured but scan continued.

here is the hijack this log. any help much appreciated thnx

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 23:37:49, on 02/01/2008
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16575)

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\Users\Phill\Desktop\VundoFix.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEUser.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil9d.exe
C:\Users\Phill\Appz\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.club-vaio.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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times are hard all the programs are dying and a can barely load up windows media player.

slow isnt the word.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 00:16:32, on 26/09/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\BT Home Hub\Wireless Configuration\WirelessDaemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.ntlworld.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
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My laptop (Dell Inspiron 8600) has, as of the past few weeks, begun to act rather strangely. After having the machine on for ~1 hour, the fan begins to blow very loudly while performance near flatlines. Before this happens, the computer can run new-age games on mildly low graphics, while after, even small tasks such as typing notepad are extremely choppy and next to impossible to accomplish.

A few notes:
I'm running Windows XP5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2 with 512mb RAM.
Along with this, initially, I was having a blue screen issue, but after reseating the mem module that was fixed
I've tried everything, defragging weekly, virus cleaning, spyware cleaning, all of the things I'd usually do to tidy up the computer, but none have had any effect.

Heres my logfile:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:49:01 PM, on 8/27/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
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A:Laptop Performance is Dying

An update.. System Restore is no longer working. The computer restarts and says that the restore cannot be completed
 

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When I first registered here, it was to thank you for your rogueware removal tutorials that (indirectly) got XP Antispiware off my computer. Now, I think my mother's Vista Home Premium? laptop is going to eat it soon.

-Beginning several months ago, the fans started rumbling and clattering. We agreed they might be full of dust, but she never got around to checking.

-Yesterday it started going really slow, and actually froze, neccesitating a restart of Explorer, while trying to do something that's usually pretty innocuous as far as resource requirements go. She had a lot of things open, but she usually does. Task manager said CPU usage was hovering around 45-75% at that point.

-Last night it gave her a STOP error (BSOD) that disappeared before she could tell me what it said.

-Also last night, she ran MBAM in safe mode and it came up completely clean.

-This morning, she tried to boot in safe mode, but it booted in normal mode and then rebooted itself.

-When it rebooted, it ran a check-disk and said it was fixing corrupted files. But when it got to the end and made the report, it listed 0 of the first thing, 0 of the second thing, and 4 of the third thing (she doesn't remember what they were).

-Once or twice after reaching the desktop, it tried to reboot itself but instead went to a BSOD which said it was doing a "physical dump".

-She also tried once more to run it in safe mode. It said it was loading the drivers and such, then it froze when it... Read more

A:My mother's laptop might be dying... help!

then it froze when it got to CDC somethingWas it rather crcdisk.sys?If so, it may indicate hard drive issue.Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=28744&hl=hard+drive+diagnostic)Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), to make the CD bootable.For Toshiba hard drives, see here: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=ServicesSupport/FujitsuDrivesUSandCanada/SoftwareUtilities#diagnosticNote : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps HERE

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Hi all So about 2 weeks ago I bought a brand new hp ac659tx laptop. It operates under windows 10 and has an Intel core i7 processor. The problem is every time I use it and the battery reaches 50% or sometimes even 60% it immediately shuts down and I cannot turn it back on without pluging the charger in. When I do turn it back it sais it is only 3% charged!! any ideas what I should do? Should I return it and have it checked cause as I said its new and shouldn't be doing this. Has anyone else had this problem? What can u do to fix this ? thanks in advance to anyone who replies

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Hello all,

I have a Samsung Q430 laptop with a core i5-460M processor. It keeps dying on me. Not consistently, or with any discernible pattern. The screen just turns black and it shuts down. When I turn it back on I don't get any sort of message, it just restarts as normal. When I go to the reliability monitor, there is no record of an improper shutdown. This is incredible frustrating, as the computer runs great and is plenty fast for me despite being four years old. Does anybody have thoughts on what the issue could be? Last night I did a clean re-install of Windows 7, but the problem is still there. I keep everything up to date.

Thanks for any advice! David

A:Laptop keeps dying - no record of it.

Sounds like a heat problem to me. Try installing SpeedFan and monitor the temps.

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Okay, so my sister bought an Acer Aspire 4330 almost a year ago.

Lately, it's been... weird? It is overtly slow, crashes a lot, get's BSODs, and generally just sucks.

Is there anyway to fix it back to normal? I'm a computer geek but this.. This i've never dealt with. Malwarebytes, Nod32 online, Bitdefender Online, AVG, Avira, and Avast pick up nothing (No, those all aren't running at once. I tried them randomly. Currently, she has Avira) Windows Vista Basic.

What can I do?

My other sister has a Gateway laptop, and it's like the left button on her touchpad is either broken or jammed. Her right button works. So I had her set her touchpad to left-handed mode (Right click is normal click so on) and when she boots, it automatically opens a context menu as if she clicked the context button. Anything I can do about that? Windows Vista Home Premium.

Cody

A:Is my sister's laptop dying?

Okay, so my sister bought an Acer Aspire 4330 almost a year agoFirst, she might check if it carried a 1 year warranty, if so, check with where she bought it on warranty procedures.

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Hi,
I am a university student with very limited funds and I believe my 3 year old, Acer Aspire 3620 laptop is on it's way out. I am hoping for some suggestions on what to do with it, or if I should just invest in a new one

Here are my problems:
1) It used to happen once or twice a year, but for about a month now, my laptop will make a loud beep, but no error messages or change in functioning.
I heard from a friend that this means I need a new hard drive?
2) Sometimes my computer will shut down with a blue screen, telling me there's a 'memory parity error' in system 'fat 32'?
3) About 60% of the time when I shut it off, a message will pop up just before the screen goes black (so i dont have time to write it down) something like "fatal exception has occurred"
4) The fan is really noisy and warm, which I think means it needs to be cleaned, but not being familiar with computers, I am hesitant to do so. Any tips?

I have been running a disk defragmenter, which stops the beep, but only during that time. Now it says I don't have to run it anymore, and the beeping persists.
I'm not sure what to do, and I'm worried that all my files and work will disappear if it dies suddenly. I don't have an external HD because I'm not sure to invest in one.
Please help!!
Thank you in advance
 

A:Dying, noisy laptop?!

If you have a CD/DVD burner start saving your files. It may well be just your HD but if you don't have a backup on your files, and it dies, you're really in trouble. It sure wouldn't hurt to clean the system up, and I mean physically. Get a can of air if nothing else and blow the dust out of the fan.
Generally after a three years laptops are notorious for failures of some sort. As to whether you should purchase a new one or not - that's up to you and the budget.
So try cleaning your system out - as best you can, save your files on a Disk, and go here and download, http://www.iobit.com/advancedwindowscareper.html?Str=download
and run it. Your system will eventually let you know what's up. Have you gone into Device Manager to make sure all is well? Jazz
 

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Every time I try to put my laptop in Hibernate after Logging Off, it shuts off (I hear the click, like I had been holding the button down for 5 sec.).

Possibly related, my touch pad doesn't seem to be working properly. I can move the mouse and right click but it seems like the left mouse button is being held down.

Thanks in advance, SawronZXZ~
 

A:Solved: Laptop Keeps Dying On Me.

Alright, it seems to have stopped. Odd.
 

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For about a week now, my laptop has been unable to boot into Windows 7. My attempts to repair and reinstall Windows weren't a success either. Problems began when I turned the laptop on one afternoon and went into my bedroom for a while. About 30 minutes later, I came out, and the laptop hadn't even finished booting yet - Windows was still on the same "Starting Windows" screen. This definitely wasn't normal, since my laptop never look longer than two minutes to boot up.

So I let it sit for a few more minutes, and then decided to hold the power button down for a force shut down. I try to boot up the laptop again, and the "Starting Windows" screen didn't even show up. Instead, text appeared at the top left of the screen ("Disk read error - press ctrl-alt-del to restart"). So I put the Windows 7 installation CD into the CD drive, and rebooted to attempt a system repair.

Even with the CD, Windows was slow with booting and loading. It took about an hour to reach the installation window, and I couldn't even get into system repair.
So yeah, any process I do related to repairing Windows is VERY slow.

The next thing I did was install Linux Mint on one of my USB drives. I booted that up and it worked absolutely fine. I also managed to get into the C:/ drive and salvage an updated copy of all valuable the data I needed. After backing up, I tried reinstalling Windows completely, and it didn't succeed again.

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A:Solved: Is my laptop's HDD dying?

You can either run the laptop manufacturer's diagnostics or the HDD mfr's diags to determine whether your drive is defective.

With regard to backward compatibility, it would seem that the answer is yes. Here's a thread you can check out: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/271766-32-sata-backwards-compatible-sata.
 

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Hi guys,

I have a HP TC4400 Tablet laptop that is dying because of (I think) viruses.

I first noticed a problem with google searches being hijacked and redirected to other sites, usually search sites or sketchy looking shopping sites. I read up on this online and found that the problem seems to be fairly common. Anyways, I tried running AVG, Symantec, MalwareBytes, Spybot SD, and none of them could find the hijack virus on my computer (though they found plenty of other stuff). I then tried out StopZilla, and it at least detected the hijacker, so I bought StopZilla and ran it (they make you buy the full version to remove threats- the freeware just detects threats) and StopZilla froze at 97% of threats removed. I don't know why or how. Anyways, my google searches are still being hijacked. Also, I often get messages from Symantec saying that it has found a trojan. The message goes "Action taken: Clean Succeeded, Access allowed."

Furthermore, my computer is now slowing to a crawl. It takes literally 10-15 minutes to boot up, it is constantly indexing, and programs crash all the time (especially Word, Adobe Reader, and Mozilla/IE). Also, every time I boot up I get a message or two like this:

AXWIN Frame Window: svchost.exe-Application Error
The Instruction at "0x027ef7a0" referenced memory at "0x027ef7a0". The memory could not be "written". Click on OK to terminate the program. Click on Cancel to debug.

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Hi, first post here so sorry to get straigh into a problem.

I have an Acer Aspire 5536laptop that I've had for about 8 months. All was ggood to start with, running Windows Vista. When I bought the laptop though it came with a free upgrade to Win 7 when it got releases. So when the disc turned up I upgraded. Again all seemed fine, although it didn't seem to improve the overall speed which I thought 7 might a bit.

At around Christmas my Wife installed an update for Simms 3, which didn't seem to install properly and crashed the game. We uninstalled it and thought everything was ok. However, I'm pretty sure that since that point thins have been getting slower and slower. Particularly when first logging in, it takes an age for the first programme to launch.

Also Internet browsing seems to be getting very slow, particularly after a little while of use. And also the wife has completely uninstalled Simms 3 as it became unplayable it was so slow.

I have Norton 360 which isn't identifying any virus issues. I have also tried system restore several times but it will not work. I get an error saying system restore was unable to complete, blaming the anti virus, but it still doesn't work even when I completely disable Norton.

Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions on where to start in trying to work out what is wrong.

Many thanks.
 

A:Anyone help, feels like my laptop is slowly dying

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My laptop screen was just fine when I shut it down and when I powered it up the next day there were black lines running across a top section of the screen. My laptop wasn't dropped or near anything magnetized so I'm not sure what caused it. Is there anyway to fix the display? There are never updates for my drivers when I check (I have an ASUS notebook). I assume the drivers have nothing to do with the problem. I also don't have a spare monitor to hook up to my laptop. I could take it to the Geek Squad at Best Buy but I have no warranty and don't trust them anyway. Is there any other way to fix this or do I have to live with it?

Note: The vertical lines don't show up in screen shots. Most lines are black, others are light turquiose. I tried bending the corners of the screen as suggested on other technical websites. Doesn't make any difference in the appearance.
 

A:Laptop screen dying or fixable?

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Hi. Not too long ago I posted about my laptop screen and how it was dying. If you didn't read it, I'll explain it again.

A long time ago, a strip of pixels on my laptop screen half died. There was colour in them, but the colour was lighter than what should have been displayed. I left it and thought not much of it. A week or two later, around 15% of the total screen "died". It stopped showing what it was meant to be showing, and instead it either displayed just a big black bunch of pixels, or strands of colourful pixels. I was annoyed at this. A few days later another 15% of the screen died on me. Right next to the other lot that died (all on the left side of the screen). It did the same - stayed black, however it occasionally flickered on startup, then died again. Yesterday another bunch of pixels went, making half the screen 'damaged'.

Now, the first part that went always shows coloured lines from the top of the screen to the bottom. The colours and amount change. The second part was half wanting to work yesterday. It was showing distorted parts of my desktop and if I moved a window it would also move on the distorted part. The third part just flickers from grey to black constantly.

I plugged my dads computer screen into my laptop and I can view the desktop perfectly without implications on it, so it's not the motherboard or some video card thing (not the best at computers here). I concluded that the (laptop) screen itself isn't dod... Read more

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I seem to have unleashed a beast on my machine. Windows isn't functioning properly, my desktop cannot be changed to anything but black, I am now getting pop-ups, Windows Installer won't operate, all of my software seems to have lost it's license key because I can't get the FlexNet Service to start because of my windows issues. This is a work computer - but I am on the road for the next two weeks. Please help!!!!!

Windows XP SP2
IBM ThinkPad T43p

Here is my hijack this log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:45:54 AM, on 1/12/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\SafeNet Sentinel\Sentinel Protection Server\WinNT\spnsrvnt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe
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A:My Important Graphics Laptop is dying - HELP!!!!!

I forgot to mention that originally, I had about 500 processes - about 450 of them were either drwtsn32.dll or dwwin.dll. I managed to get a cmd prompt running and deleted the files which allowed my computer to work enough that I could get online and post this info, etc. It has also blue-screened quite a few times.

Thanks again.

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Hows it going? recently my computer started doing a whole bunch of things it has never done before and i think it all started with a program called outerinfo that appeared on my computer at the same time all this started happening. trend micro pc cillin internet security 14 came with my computer and is showing me about 10 infected files on my computer with various trojans. ive tried to manually delete and it says the file is in use or write protected. next 2 new icons appeared in my system tray that i do not trust. one is a red circle with an x in it. it says it is windows antivirus and i should download some spyware even though i already have it and i just downloaded AVG antispyware yesterday. the other icon is a yellow triangle with an exclamation point in it. when you hover the mouse over it, it says "your computer is infected"
i have a combofix and a hijackthis log. any help is very much appreciated. thank you.

Combo Fix Log
ComboFix 08-01-23.1C - Bob G 2008-01-25 21:23:24.1 - NTFSx86
Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\Bob G\Desktop\ComboFix.exe

WARNING -THIS MACHINE DOES NOT HAVE THE RECOVERY CONSOLE INSTALLED !!
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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C:\DOCUME~1\BOBG~1\APPLIC~1\macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\#www.broadcaster.com\settings.sol
C:\Documents and Settings\Bob G\Application Data\macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\5W7GUH3M\www.broadcast... Read more

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I got so confused searching for a solution I decided to ask for specific detailed answer. My 80 year old brain doesn't help especially since I am not a techie, just to poor to pay to have it done!!!
I am getting notices that my 8 year old Win 7 laptop 80 GB HDD has a problem, but it still works and I haven't used it since the notices appeared.
I purchased another 80 GB HDD.
How do I clone the existing HDD to my external HDD, install the new HDD and transfer the clone to the new HDD and have it boot with all the existing programs and files working as before.
I appreciate someone's help.
Don

A:Need to replace dying hard drive in laptop.

You could try a clone. Or you could try an imaging procedure.

Either can work or fail.

I'd say the best tool for the job is Macrium Reflect Free Edition. It will clone or image. It's free.

Windows 7 has a built-in imaging capability, but it can be confusing if you are unfamiliar with it.

With Macrium Reflect, the general procedure would be:

Install Macrium.

Use it to make an image file. Save the image file on the external disc.

Make a "recovery" CD with Macrium.

Install your new hard drive.

Boot from the recovery CD and navigate to the image file you made.

"Restore" that image file to the new hard drive.

That's the basic procedure, but it's not foolproof. Neither is cloning.

Are you ready, willing, and able to reinstall Windows and all of your applications if cloning and imaging fail?

Have you backed up your personal data, bookmarks, and email to the external hard drive? That would probably be my first concern as the old hard drive may expire in 2 minutes for all we know.

Can you give the exact message you are getting about a bad hard drive? What is giving you this message?

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I am using a ribbon cable with a pcmcia card that connects to my working laptop on one end and a connector on the other end that connects to my failing hard drive. When I view the contents of the failing hard drive, I see the folders, but cannot access the files that the folders contain. How can I obtain access to them and transfer them to my good hard drive/laptop?
 

A:Cannot transfer files from a dying laptop hard drive

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Hey everyone, I am facing some problems with my Lenovo Thinkpad T410. The screen acted as seen in the attached photo. I disassembled the laptop following the service manual, took out the LCD screen out of the cover, connected the screen again and it was acting the same, but system etc. started normally. I ordered a new screen on eBay and put aside the disassembled laptop waiting for the part to arrive. When it arrived, I connected the old screen just to check if the computer itself is still fine and there's where problems have begun. When I start the laptop, the cooling fan runs for a few seconds, then stops for 10s and starts to run again at high rpm. The screen doesn't work. The same is for the new screen. External screen connected via VGA doesn't find the signal.What's wrong, what to do? 

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Hi,

My laptop shuts down at random intervals--although I think it is more based on the heat coming from the power than a Windows error. I have taken the battery out and just use it with the plug. Also when I try to do a disk cleanup it hangs up at the compress old files part and does not move past that and then usually shuts down. I ran a full McAfee scan yesterday and nothing was found. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:41:05 PM, on 12/20/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\AccessDirect\dadapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1194194865\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcods.exe
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A:Dell Inspirion 1150 Laptop--dying a slow death?

Replying to my own thread here---where else can I access the old files and clear them myself instead of having the PC get hung up on disk cleanup?? Argh!!!!

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A Compaq Presario 900 laptop running XP home froze and rebooted.

Error message was something similar to "Boot disk error occurred" Press Ctrl+ALT+Del to restart. Upon reboot the same message.

After googling found a link to diagnostics at the Hitachi website and ran them
message received was "smart test failure- send drive to vendor"

Friend then found the recovery CD so placed that in and ran the recovery
which took me to the C: prompt. Ran CHKDSK /R (it took about 24 hrs) moving 1% every 15 minutes.

This morning had the C prompt again, Removed the CD and rebooted.
Something about a TRAP error 6 showed on the screen as well as some Eax type things. Rebooted again, TRAP error 8 with "double fault" with more gibberish on screen.

Found a reference to "Extracting data from a dead laptop with a laptop hard drive adapter" and about to pursue that avenue but don't know how fruitful it will be. IF the desktop HD sees the laptop HD - just copy the files over, right? And if the desktop HD DOES NOT see the laptop HD then ???

What I'd like to do is recover certain files from the dead drive by any means possible (starting with the least expensive and easiest and progressing accordingly).

I'd greatly appreciate any further suggestions.
If all else fails any recommendations on data recovery software or firms would be great (I have spinrite and it says the drive is in bad shape and that the recovery option may take over 40 hours... Read more

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I have a bit of a stupid question for you all, mum's laptop (a ~4 year old HP Pavilion DV6614TX) is on the fritz; when watching stock market videos or playing graphic-intensive games (like DX-ball) the computer freezes, graphics get pixely & it eventually crashes. It's BSODd [SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1]o[/SIZE]nce[/SIZE][/SIZE][/SIZE], but by the time I got there to see it close up to read the error code it restarted, most of the time it just outright crashes sans-BSOD. It's also tiling the display occasionally when these lock-ups occur, or on start-up after a lock-up, it basically repeats the display 6 times tiled on the monitor.... i don't really know how to describe that succinctly, so I hope it makes sense to you.

SO I'm thinking it could be one of 3 things, RAM, Graphics card / graphics card memory, or just plain ol' overheating.

I've pulled the laptop apart & took to its fan with the hand vac for lack of an air compressor, but it's still starting up with the display tiled[SIZE=-1].. in fact, I can't seem to get [SIZE=-1]it [SIZE=-1]to start up w[SIZE=-1]ithout [SIZE=-1]the disp[SIZE=-1]l[SIZE=-1]ay tiled at all now. I[SIZE=-1][SIZE=-1]'[/SIZE]ve just taken a pic of the phenomenon & will attach it in case [SIZE=-1]I[/SIZE] haven't described it well enough.

[IMG]http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/3378/photocpw.jpg[/IMG]
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A:Solved: Laptop dying; screen tiling itself & glitchy graphics? (+PICS)

have you tried reinstalling the video driver
 

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I'm trying to work out if my Dell desktop computer (a strong XPS 8700) is dying or not, or if it is just one component that needs replacement (my preference).  The computer is high-performance but 3 1/2 years old.  It has not always been turning on the first time when I press the power button and this problem seems to be getting progressively worse.  Today, it would not load some web pages (it loaded some but not others), and one program stalled and would not stop even with End Task.  I already ran the full start-up diagnostics and apparently everything was fine.  I also did a full scan with Kaspersky Total Security (the strongest version) and apparently everything was fine there as well.  Please help!  Thanks!

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I just got an Asus G50Vt-A1 with a Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111(C)P Family Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0) and it completely refuses to connect to my network at 1000mbps it will only do 100mbps and if I connect a cat6 cable to it the thing refuses to work what so ever and just says limited connectivity and cannot identify my network. I have to use a cat5e on it to have it work and that at 100mbps. I know all my cables work just fine because I can test them on my main computer. I am pulling my hair out and have NO clue what to do! I have tried messing with the connection speeds in the properties of the device and even when i set it to 1gbps full duplex it still connects at 100mps and yes I have a gigabit network! I have tried loading the default driver from the CD and then updating it to the latest driver. This is really strange and I just don't know where to go from here.

I have Vista 64 by the way.
 

A:New laptop, possibly bum NIC.

How about telling us about ALL the network equipment? Vista 64 makes me think you need to look into drivers, it's very problematic for connections at times.
 

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Good evening,

Could someone have a look at my HijackThis log and see if they find any problems? The ol' laptop's been behaving a bit oddly lately (it crashes unusually easily, for instance), however I've not been able to find any viruses or obvious issues myself.

Cheers for your help!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 02:05:37, on 09/06/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16441)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\APPS\Powercinema\PCMService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Sony\SONICS~1\SsAAD.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vsnpstd3.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
c:\APPS\Powercinema\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
c:\APPS\Powercinema\Kernel\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
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A:Laptop possibly infected?

Hi, Em-Blem

Welcome!

Download WinPFind3U.exe to your Desktop and double-click on it to extract the files. It will create a folder named WinPFind3u on your desktop.

Open the WinPFind3u folder and double-click on WinPFind3U.exe to start the program.
In the Processes group click All
In the Win32 Services group click All
In the Driver Services group click All
In the Registry group click All
In the Files Created Within group click 60 days Make sure Non-Microsoft only is UNCHECKED
In the Files Modified Within group select 30 days Make sure Non-Microsoft only is unCHECKED
In the File String Search group select All
In the Additional scans sections please press select All and uncheck non-microsoft only

Now click the Run Scan button on the toolbar.
The program will be scanning huge amounts of data so depending on your system it could take a long time to complete. Let it run unhindered until it finishes.
When the scan is complete Notepad will open with the report file loaded in it.
Save that notepad file
Use the Reply button and attach the notepad file here (Do not copy and paste in a reply, rather attach it to it).
 

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I really don't know what to do or how to post those long logs like ive seen on here. I did a scan using Norton Security Suite but it doesnt find anything... DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSX64 Run by .... at 15:46:06.07 on Thu 06/10/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.3935.2574 [GMT -5:00]============== Running Processes ===============svchost.exesvchost.exesvchost.exesvchost.exesvchost.exesvchost.exesvchost.exesvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Power Management\SPMgr.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exeC:\Windows\Philips\SPC500NC\Monitor.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exeC:\Program Files\Western Digital\WD SmartWare\WD Drive Manager\WDDMStatus.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\PMB\PMBVolumeWatcher.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\A... Read more

A:Laptop possibly Browser Hijacked

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you let... Read more

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Hey guys..I'm unfortunately on the family PC because my laptop is infected

Late last night I was watching a video and all of a sudden Microsoft Security Essentials popped up saying I had two trojans, right as I was going to clean them up my laptop just shut off and began to restart. It goes past the initial Toshiba start up screen and after that goes to a black screen w/ a blink cursor in the top left corner and then just sits.

I have a Windows 7 recovery disk that I've been trying to boot from but none of the options seem to be helping me out..and apparently there are no system restore points and the startup repair does nothing for me.

My current job/source of income relies on me having my laptop..so if you can help that'd be great! THANKS!
 

A:laptop won't boot, possibly due to infection?

google and download Kaspersky Rescue Disk 2010. Its a Live Disc, it runs without windows. it scans all your windows files for viruses and removes them.

You may need to completely reinstall W7 as well
 

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Hi my name is Mike and I'm a college student. I will try to explain my problem as best as I can. Recently over my christmas holiday I sent in my laptop to Dell, it is a Dell Latitude D820, because it needed a new motherboard as well as palm rest. Both of those were replaced leaving all the original hardware in it. I just received it in the mail a few days ago. When I restarted the computer I had a blue screen on startup. I decided that because the motherboard had just been replaced and it was essentially a new computer, that I should reformat it so that it could be fresh. So I decided to reformat it. I know I had viruses on it when I sent it in so was planning on reformatting it anyways. After reformatting it though I still had problems. When I first started up windows I decided to do the windows updates. I noticed though that the laptop was being very slow after the updates. I then decided to check for malware, specifically rootkits, so I used combofix to do that. The reason I used combofix was because I once had a rootkit before and couldn't remove it by reformatting my laptop and after instruction on a blog like this was told to use combofix. After using combofix and turning off my computer and restarting it my laptop would go to a bluescreen each time I started it again. I then decided to reformat it again thinking that perhaps I did something to it when using combofix. I reformatted it again and then did the windows updates but was still having pr... Read more

A:Dell Laptop Possibly Infected Seriously

After a ReFormat and Install there should be no malware,except a possible MBR infection.Using ComboFix unassisted is not recommended and may have altered something.To check for and confirm the MBR rootkit.Please download mbr.exe and save it to the root directory, usually C:\ <- (Important!).Go to Start > Run and type: cmd.exepress Ok.At the command prompt type: c:\mbr.exe >>"C:\mbr.log"press Enter.The process is automatic...a black DOS window will open and quickly disappear. This is normal.A log file named mbr.log will be created and saved to the root of the system drive (usually C:\).Copy and paste the results of the mbr.log in your next reply.If you have a problem using the command prompt, you can just double-click on mbr.exe to run the tool.

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And if so, clean it?
My wife's son in law says his laptop keeps disconnecting form the interneyt but I have been working with her for a few hours now and it seems fine to me. Is there any way anyone can help me see?
 
Laptop HP Pavilioin dv6700 running Windows vista Home Premium SP1
 
Thanks in advance
 
Martin

A:Laptop possibly infected. Can anyone help me verify it?

Hello Martin,Let's review a few logs to be sure. Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed   Please Download TDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan results.   Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.•Close all open programs and internet browsers.•Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.•Click on Delete.•Confirm each time with Ok.•You will be prompted to restart your computer. A text file will open after the restart.•Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.•You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.  Now I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScanHold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.Click the   button.For alternate browsers ... Read more

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Guys,

If someone could please help me. I have been trying to download Adobe Reader to no avail. I have a message letting me know that "Dr. Watson Postmortem encountered a problem." And then my computer shuts off ON ITS OWN!!

I might b infected and yet AVG, SUPERANTISPIWARES & MALWAREBYTES ALL CLEARED ME AS CLEANED. Something is definitely wrong!!

Thanks for your help & guidance.
 

A:Laptop possibly infected--Added HJT Log. Please help!!

Please someone help me!! AVG, Malwarebytes Anti-malware, & Superantispywares unable to run to completion. They are constantly stopped and computer then freezes.
Thanks in advance.

Here is a copy of the HJT Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:09:57 PM, on 12/5/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\Identity Protection\Agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgfws9.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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While I'm waiting to see if the owner had any cd's or dvd's for it, I boot it up & it says
Intel UNDI , PXE-2.1 (build 083)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation
This product is covered by one or more of the following patents: (Of which I'm not going to list unless necessary)
Realtek PCIe GBE Family ControllerSeries v2.59 (01/13/14)
PE-E61 : Media test failure, check cable
PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM.
No bootable device-- insert boot disk and press any key

The above is white print on black background. I did try booting it into safemode but no go.
 

A:Acer laptop possibly dead?

Sounds like the hard drive is gone.. Due to the message. No bootable device- insert boot disk.
 

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hi id really appreciate if someone could help me, i dont know much about laptops but a little! ok my acer travelmate 290 only boots to the acer page no futher, it says to press f2 to setup which i did and on the bios menu the 1st setting it says disabled, i gather this means the hd is disabled? is there any way i can sort this out? it then goes to a black screen and says media test failure check cable, and rom space not avalible card disabled? then exting pxe rom? then back to a blue screen with a choice of cd rom to boot from or hard disk drive, diskette a, or pxe lan, none of then work? would love someones help many thanks
 

A:laptop problem possibly harddrive?

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I ran spybot and it found numerous spyware and one trojan in it. I proceeded to use McAfee and Spybot to remove it all. After a restart, the laptop still feels the same. Slow and sluggish.

Thing is, spybot and mcafee isnt finding anything, anymore, and I totally forgot what trojan it was that my laptop had.

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by !!!!!! at 13:09:15.92 on Thu 03/26/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.1014.113 [GMT -4:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
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A:Unknown trojan/etc. bogging my laptop down, possibly.

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_Sca... Read more

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hello there. my samsung laptop has been acting very weird lately, for example, now i'm typing, while i typed sometimes it would randomly click between words where it is suppose to not do anything and i should be typing normally because i'm not clicking on my mouse. also, there has been this siren sound, an exact siren sound that pops out randomly from my speaker, and there's this 'oiyoyoyoyo' sound that sounds like a computer generated but fast forwarded sound, it makes me very anxious and I'm scared. I have malwarebytes downloaded and did a full scan but there's nothing found. Could this possibly be a malware in my laptop? Is there anyway to find out? Please and thank you very much, have a nice day.

A:my laptop is being weird, possibly hijacked by virus?

Hi and welcome to TSF do you have a anti virus and firewall on your laptop,have you checked that your sleeve or cuff is not touching the touch pad

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