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Solved: Vista goes out to lunch after 20 minutes or so

Q: Solved: Vista goes out to lunch after 20 minutes or so

The only problem is that the usual things that come to mind don't seem to apply here...

I have done the following:

- made the usual adjustments in the Power Settings
- have disabled items in Task Scheduling that start when idle
- have scanned the Event list, searched log files, etc.
- disabled Search related
- have sat and watched Task manager processes
- disabled screen savers
- performed all updates to windows and drivers
- used system restore to backup to a known working condition

What happens is that if I work on this computer all day, there are no problems. However, if I go away from the computer for approximately 20 minutes or so, when I return I have a computer that will allow me to move the cursor around, etc., but as soon as I click the desktop background, right click the taskbar, etc. we're done. The cursor spins, the mouse still moves, but the computer is completely unresponsive and the only recourse is to reboot...

The Event list always includes an item that says the following (different time/date):

The previous system shutdown at 7:11:24 PM on 3/11/2009 was unexpected.

even though the system still appears to be running. With regard to the previous shutdown, I've not been able to determine exactly what caused or invoked it, though it sure sounds like standby - even though it didn't actually standby...

I'd have contacted HP, but I know they just have you reinstall the OS and that's something I'm not interested in doing every time this comes up. This computer was intended to be a laptop replacement for a perfectly running (still) XP Pro desktop software development configuration (a fair number of programs), so reinstalling software is not acceptible. I have an older laptop with almost the same configuration, but no problems (except slower performance)...

My guess is there must be some method to know at any moment in time what's got control, with better granularity than the Event View...

Thanks for any help you can spare!

Gary Grossman (g2)

Preferred Solution: Solved: Vista goes out to lunch after 20 minutes or so

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: Solved: Vista goes out to lunch after 20 minutes or so

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Hi. My vista laptop is having a problem. When I start up, everything is fine. the microsoft green loading animation at the beggining takes several minutes (compared to the usual 20 seconds), and then from there it continues to boot fine. I'm not having any other problems, I'm pretty sure I don't have a virus, and it seems to have started after I ran chkdsk for the first time on my c drive and tried to reboot (although I'm not sure if they are related). Not trying to be pushy (after all it's not really a major problem), but its a school computer so booting up quickly is pretty important. Any help would be awesome (I wasn't very explanatory so feel free to ask any questions). I'm running vista sp2 on a fujitsu tablet, and I have my other specs if needed. thanks!

A:[SOLVED] vista computer takes several minutes to boot up

Hi did you actually run chkdsk,did it complete,try running it again here is how http://www.ehow.com/how_4967757_run-...ity-vista.html and use the /f switch and see if that helps

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Hi all,

I'm having a trouble with a laptop running Vista x32. At a random moment a few days ago, it BSOD'd. Nothing exceptional was running. After reboot, Vista now crashed after about 2-3 minutes of use, on average (sometimes faster)--anything open crashes, and eventually you can't click on anything. Ctrl+alt+del does not respond.

I see in the Event Monitor that Vista had had trouble updating two nights previous to this; a series of messages at 3:01:05 reads:
"Servicing has required reboot to complete the operation of setting package KB972036 (Update) into Uninstall Requested (Uninstall Requested) state."

About 40 seconds after those errors (there are a bunch, all at 3:01:05), there was an error: "DCOM got error "1053" attempting to start the service WSearch with arguments "" in order to run the server:

But the day of the initial BSOD, the only thing Event before the 2:01:26 unexpected shutdown was two strange errors that "The speed of processor 1 is being limited by system firmware. The processor has been in this reduced performance state for 48 seconds since the last report." A similar message is there for the other processor.

*** is going on? In safe mode, even w/networking, I haven't experienced any crashes. Vista automatic startup repair (via DVD) took some time "repairing" but of course the problem persists. And naturally the System Restore point that I... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Vista freezing after a few minutes--explorer memory error?


Originally Posted by Legofranak

And naturally the System Restore point that I made a few weeks ago is no longer there (although there's a .rar/archive file with the same name that doesn't seem to do anything or appear on System Restore).

Hi -

What is that RAR file -- where is it, how large, etc... any & all info, please. Why do you believe it to be associated with system restore?

Please follow these instructions -


You appear to be stable in SAFEMODE - so stay there. You can run the above from SM. Skip step #4 for now.

Regards. . .



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Hi all,

I have an Advent 6555 laptop (rebranded MSI GT725: Q9000 quad core, Radeon Mobility 4850 vid card, Vista Home Premium 32-bit)
My problem started a couple of days ago and it's been repeating with every boot up without fail ever since then.

Basically, in "Normal Mode", the machine will boot up normally and load up start up programs like AVG antivirus (with no noticeable slowdown compared to usual), but within a couple of minutes of booting up, the machine will invariably freeze: i will lose of control of whatever program i'm running (say browser), will not be able to fire up any other programs, or invoke the task manager, or even open the Start menu. The mouse pointer might continue to be movable but without giving any response to clicking (although sometimes the pointer freezes too). I have no choice but to force reboot the machine by holding down the power button for 5 secs or so.

To reiterate, ever since the problem started, this problem will *always* occur when i start in normal mode. And it happens with both the user accounts i have. Sometimes the problem might occur in the welcome screen itself before choosing which of the two UA account to log in with (if i let the machine running too long before making my choice). [Regarding safe mode, please read about it below where i outline the progress made so far.]

Here are some of the things i tried, keep in mind that since i only get a ~2 minute time window after login to do anything useful in nor... Read more

A:[SOLVED] vista freezes two minutes after login (long/detailed)

To respond to my own question... i think i've figured it out; i installed Speedfan and in normal mode discovered that the temperature of the 4 cores reaches between 70 and 80 C. I think it's time to open up the bottom and do a good clean...

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So, here's the problem. Most of the time, DNS client leases should last for an entire day (24 hours) and must update by UDP (right? correct me if i'm wrong), or otherwise the WAN connection gets cut. IE: loses connections to your favorite IM client, the Internet, or anything similar. The problem here is the DNS leases go only through for an hour, and then the connection goes kaput. I've tried Static IP addressing, router reset/reboot, but nothing else came up. And it seems that ONLY the wireless clients get these problems, except for a computer running Windows XP, connected through LAN. The router used here is a Linksys wrt300n router, running DD-WRT (after bricking it due to a failed ROM flash with the last official Linksys firmware issued for v1 models).

The nutshell: An XP client gets a DNS client lease lasting for 24 hours. Checked everything, seems to be running fine. The Vista clients get only a 60 minute lease from the router. Ugh.

Any insights here? If anyone here wants to see my DD-WRT settings, I'll post them as soon as somebody replys here. K?

C:\>ipconfig /allcompartments /all

Windows IP Configuration
Network Information for Compartment 1 (ACTIVE)
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : SYSADMIN
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Rout... Read more

A:Solved: DNS client lease expires every hour, or 30 minutes. (Router hates Vista clien

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When i put CD in, later then it says:
"This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel."

Inside the CD have installer , i click the installer and the installer can't launch. I tired to install inside VMware workstations Windows xp also can't work. Then i try other windows 10?same. Try Windows 7 can install?? Installer not support Windows 10???

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My Son won a laptop for getting good grades in school, its a Dell Inspiron 2200 Intel Celeron with Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Version 2 Service Pack 2 installed on it. The processor is 1.50 GHz and he has 248MB of RAM.

Problem 1, is that something happened to the laptop and now nothing can be played, music wise, on the laptop because it says there is no device installed. Now I figured I could just use the recovery disk on it when I came up to visit but since he won it through his school all he got was the laptop and the packet with information in it and he didnt get any disks with it.

Problem 2, is that I bought my son a Logitech mouse for his laptop and ran the disk on the computer and then plaugged the mouse into it but the cursor will not move.

So basically that the two problems I have and was wondering if anybody can assist me so I can get my sons confuser straightened out.

A:Computer Sound and USB out to lunch

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I have a Linksys 10/100 PCI card thats been purring like a kitten in my machine for months.

After changing a few BIOS settings my WIN98 setup went south and had trouble finding files and associations?! This wasn't a biggie because I was about to reinstall everything anyway.

So I reinstall everything, then follow the procedure I've used several times to reinstall my Linksys card. I load the correct drivers, but this time a message pops up in the System Properties of my LNE100TX Ethernet card it says:

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>This device is not working properly because windows cannot load the file(odiload.vxd)that loads the drivers for this device(code 8)<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I managed to find a copy of odiload.vxd on the net and put it in the Windows/System directory, but the same message pops up.(The file might be a bit old, not sure if this effects things or not).

Any help would be great, this ones got me completely foxed. Especially since the cards installed perfectly many times.

A:Network Card is eating my lunch

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We are all familiar with the concept ?there is no such thing as a free lunch?. There is always an agenda that involves us giving information up or doing something to earn the lunch.

Recently Kaspersky Lab announced their adding of a free antivirus to their portfolio, making them a member of the growing list of vendors that give away their security software, apparently for free.

We all know that there is no such thing as a free lunch, or security product, so what?s the catch?

I?ve taught my son that when you download an app that?s ?free? you need to understand how the company makes money ? maybe advertising, cross? and up?selling, in?app purchases ? and if you can?t see how then you are probably what they make money from. Of course, it may be by all the methods mentioned, the key is to understand what you are trading to use a free product.

There are numerous ways free products can potentially make money and, like me, you may have experienced ?some (or all)? of the examples below at some stage. All these methods are examples in use by free security products being offered for download at the time of writing.

A:What’s the cost of a free lunch?

There is nothing for free. Someone or somehow it's getting paid. Now the question is are you directly paying for it or the company benefits in some other way that doesn't really affect you.

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Is there any way to get the Windows 8 and Hotmail calendars to keep appointments and not shift them around when my computer changes its time zone?

I always eat lunch at 1 PM, it doesn't change when I fly to Ireland from Germany.
And when I make an appointment with someone in Israel at 6 PM in a week's time, I really do not want to calculate what the difference is to my current time zone so as to avoid having dinner at 4 PM or 8 PM depending on wether I was east or west of Jerusalem at the time of making the appointment.
Basically I want the calendar to work like a paper calendar. If I tell that I will do X at time Y, I want X to remain set for Y, not Y+Z with Z being the difference in hours between the two time zones, the one I will be in and the one I am in when making the appointment.
What should I do?

A:Lunch doesn't have a time zone. Neither have I.

Hi there
I tend to use a phone for appointments - but I think on a computer there is some software (paid) to do this
Godot & Co

I haven't tried this so I don't know if it's any good - the phone though does it all automatically.


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I need a formula that will keep track of hours worked (I can do that part of the formula) AND subtract 30 minutes for lunch if the employee works 5 hours or more.

Ex. Start time 7:00 (A1)
Quit time 15:30 (A2)
Total Hours 8:30 (Clocked In)

I tried A2-A1 and got the total hours but I need to have Excel automatically subtract :30 for lunch and I can't figure out how to do that.
Someone on another forum suggested =IF((A2-A1)>5,A2-A1-0.5,A2-A1) but it didn't subtract the lunch break.
Thanks for your help in advance.


A:Excel Timecard minus Lunch Break

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Is it possible to create a resource/user calendar in Outlook 2010 that:
1) everyone can add meetings/events to.
2) anyone can subscribe to, or get notifications if a meeting is added/updated.
3) anyone can add themselves to a meeting

Thank you!

A:Can I create office lunch calendar everyone can add to & subscribe to?

Hello ozasaurus, and Welcome to Seven Forums.

I see you asked the same question before and never got a reply.

I think that's because nobody that has read your question knows the answer, not that you are being ignored.

It sounds like this is for a Business/Corporate environment.
If so, is there an IT Department, Administrator(s), 24x7 Email Server(s), ... ?
Are you trying to create a public calendar on your Local PC using Local Outlook, at work?

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How can this even happen?

I downloaded from zip files 16 new albums--all by the same artist (an audio series)--named those 16 albums as I wished, divided them into 4 folders (4 albums in each) and named those folders as I wished. All in my MY Music folder. Then I went to lunch.

I came back, the folders were no longer there. After I did a search, I found them in a new general folder named by the computer, the 4 main folders were gone and all the names on the 16 album folders were changed.

The important fact on this is that none of the music had been played by any player. Why this is important is that not only these 16 new albums but also 12 other unplayed albums (divided into 3 folders of 4 albums each) were also all moved/name changed. I had had those albums on my computer for weeks and they happily stayed put.

All changes were made to some internal name of the files--that is to say, the main folder to which they were all dumped (with no more 4 to a folder delineation) was some name from the original files.

It would certainly seem I either got the weirdest of bugs or I hit some command that said "take all my unplayed music and make it the downloaded name instead of the name I gave it and put it all in 1 folder."

This also happened to me one other time with itunes. But there, i ripped some cds, put them in folders as I wished, and each time I played something the name was automatically changed and it was put in a new folder; same thing, some original name fro... Read more

A:Win 7 renamed/moved all my new music folders while i was out to lunch!

its because probably you need to take ownership How To: Take Ownership Of A Folder/File In Windows 7

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So basically I tried this with many games. For example when I ran Gmod and when the game moves me to the text menu the computer restarts. I did look into it online and there is something wrong with my charger. I bought a charger which is not Dell Brand( My Computers Brand) and I guess it doesn't supply the power it needs. However, when I am playing the game without the charger plugged in it works fine.

I would like to know if there is anyway to change some settings so I can fool my computer, so I can play the games with my charger on.

I don't want to buy a new charger because I might get a new computer this Christmas.

A:Computer restarting every time I lunch a game.

Try changing your power settings to save more energy while playing a game. Your laptop is probably overheating while the charger is plugged in because it freely uses more power. Make sure the fan vent is clear of dust.

If that doesn't help, the other likely problem is that your charger might not be a sufficient wattage. Newer games require chargers that are above 100w. If your charger is <100w, this could be the problem.

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greetings from poland.

oweral situation: PC has 4 months. i had no problems while this time. 3 days ago i've returned from a 3 week holiday. there is posibility that during this time my PC has been used by rest of my family but i'cant say that for sure.

problem: PC starts fine, but after opening too many programs (winamp, opera, and for example two additional) or playing games for some time strange thing happens.

i'm not able to lunch anything from start-up tab, nor run new windows explorer window, nor close programs (in fact i can close them but the last visible windows stays on desktop). another thing is that desktop freezes so i'm not able to refresh it, nor start anything from desktop shortcuts nor close windows properly (the only thing is to press the power button which causes closing windows properly). apart from that hot keys from my keybord worls perfectly so i can lunch winamp from a hotkey but not from a shortcut.

main issue is this freezing desktop, because ewen though i cannot lunch anything the pc runs underneth this freezed desktop so i can still hear that winamp is playing and things like that. thie second problem is possible virtumonde aplication.

before posting this i've read and did Your 5 step walkthroug

thx for any help

here are logs from combofix and hijack this (panda activ scan tried to run 3 times -always stops at 90%) (combofix is additional but hey -You probably need it anyway)


ComboFix 08-08-12.01 - tomv1 2008-08... Read more

A:posible virtumonde, freezing desktop. lunch bar problems

>> bump <<

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greetings from poland.

oweral situation: PC has 4 months. i had no problems while this time. 3 days ago i've returned from a 3 week holiday. there is posibility that during this time my PC has been used by rest of my family but i'cant say that for sure.

problem: PC starts fine, but after opening too many programs (winamp, opera, and for example two additional) or playing games for some time strange thing happens.

i'm not able to lunch anything from start-up tab, nor run new windows explorer window, nor close programs (in fact i can close them but the last visible windows stays on desktop). another thing is that desktop freezes so i'm not able to refresh it, nor start anything from desktop shortcuts nor close windows properly (the only thing is to press the power button which causes closing windows properly). apart from that hot keys from my keybord worls perfectly so i can lunch winamp from a hotkey but not from a shortcut.

main issue is this freezing desktop, because ewen though i cannot lunch anything the pc runs underneth this freezed desktop so i can still hear that winamp is playing and things like that. thie second problem is possible virtumonde aplication.

before posting this i've read and did Your 5 step walkthroug

thx for any help

here are logs from combofix and hijack this (panda activ scan tried to run 3 times -always stops at 90%) (combofix is additional but hey -You probably need it anyway)


ComboFix 08-08-12.01 - tomv1 2008-08... Read more

A:desktop freezez, lunch bar problems, posible virtumonde

sorry but i couldn't find how to edit previous post

here's log from kaspersky online scaner

Thursday, August 14, 2008
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Dodatek Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
Kaspersky Online Scanner 7 version:
Program database last update: Thursday, August 14, 2008 09:13:21
Records in database: 1092570

Scan settings:
Scan using the following database: extended
Scan archives: yes
Scan mail databases: yes

Scan area - My Computer:

Scan statistics:
Files scanned: 101182
Threat name: 8
Infected objects: 23
Suspicious objects: 0
Duration of the scan: 02:00:59

File name / Threat name / Threats count
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cbXPiJyW.dll/C:\WINDOWS\system32\cbXPiJyW.dll Infected: Trojan.Win32.Monderc.gen 1
C:\Documents and Settings\tomv1\Dane aplikacji\Opera\Opera\mail\store\account2\2008\03\15\2647.mbs Infected: not-a-virus:PSWTool.Win32.SnadBoy.2011 2
C:\Documents and Settings\tomv1\Dane aplikacji\Opera\Opera\mail\store\account2\2008\03\15\2648.mbs Infected: not-a-virus:PSWTool.Win32.SnadBoy.2011 2
C:\Documents and Settings\tomv1\Dane aplikacji\Opera\Opera\mail\store\account2\2008\06\07\2805.mbs Infected: Trojan-Banker.Win32.Banbra.cex 1
C:\Documents and ... Read more

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I have a message that pops up alerting me that I have the c:\WINDOWS\system32\fltmgr.dll and that symantec email proxy won't load correctly. So basically I have no internet connection and Norton can't delete the problem. But I do have a Hijack This log to show. Please help! Thanks in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:43:17 PM, on 8/8/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe... Read more

A:Trojan virus has blocked my internet and... ruined my lunch

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So i returned to my work computer after lunch and the resolution had been changed to 800x600, very odd.
Now i have spent 2 hours trying to get back my resolution to the 1680x1050 that is was before but i still can not choose anything higher then 1600x1200 under Screen Resolution settings. The one with the correct ratio i can choose is 1280x960 and i'd like to bigger one back.

I have updated the driver for my graphics card (ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics accoridng to Device Manager). I have updated the driver for the Monitor (HP LE2201w), but the monitor still shows up as Generic Non-PnP Monitor under Device Manager and now i am out of ideas... I really have no idea what the hell happened when i was gone.
(And yes, the computer was locked so it wasn't someone else changing something)

Uninstalling the driver for the Generic device does nothing, it pops back up again after installing the correct display driver, or after a restart. It's like the display driver i downloaded from HP is not being installed, no idea why.

I thought i'd post this and the boot into the bios and prod around see if i can find something, because at the moment i've lost all hope...

A:Resolution got changed over lunch, cannot revert back to prev. setting

I don't think monitors require drivers. I know you said you uninstalled the driver for the 'Generic Device', but have you tried your graphics driver? It could either be the driver or a third party software messing with the setup.

I'm curious, run a DXDiag by typing into Start Menu Search or typing DXDIAG in Run Command. Check the Display tab for any errors.

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I am trying to run a automated test in IE 8 with Perl and Selenium RC. The Selenium RC server is freezes up at this point: (1 0:59:57.675 INFO - Launching Internet Explorer HTA...) and then locks up.
At the Perl prompt I get the Error message: (Error requesting http://localhost:4444/selenium-server/driver/: 500 read timeout # Looks like your test exited with 255 before it could output anything.
The browser does open up but the test site does not launch. Has anyone every experience this problem. (Fire Fox runs great I am only having the problem in iexplore 8
Selenium RC Server command: java -jar selenium-server.jar


A:Perl & Selenium RC unable to lunch test site in iexplore 8

no one knows

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My son downloaded a game which had adware attached. now when I start Firefox I get something called "free lunch design" by a company called conduit. How can I get rid of this and have the Firefox home page instead?

A:free lunch adware overriding firefox start page

Hello, try this on firefoxGo to Tools—>Add-onsthen disable the tool bar or uninstall it.Go into Control Panel.ADD/Remove ,If this is XPand unistall itNext run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then ... Read more

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so iv'e been downloaded some software from utorrent (i know it's a bit risky), and when i unrar the file, and entered to the directory, all of a sudden all the setup.exe files's icons become blank and when i try to lunch them, they wont open. 
even when i've try to run them as admin. and even when i shut down all my antivirus defendes(windows defender). 
thank for you all.

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HP Probook 6570b Quick lunch botton (MUTE) Stuck in Orange...  


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A:HP Probook 6570b Quick lunch botton (MUTE) Stuck in Orange

According to the message you have recently posted I would like to confirm that this could be a hardware issue and I strongly recommend you to immediately Contact HP Technical Support over the Phone for further assistance without any delay to get your Notebook diagnosed and serviced by an authorized HP Certified Engineer You can also Check your warranty Here to verify the warranty status  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again **Click the KUDOS star on left to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,K N R KAlthough I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP

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after updates on this KB4093112 issue my whole ofice packet 365 dont work the programs are crashing immediatley after start. im clocking 4 hours on the issue , this is monie waisted . somebody have to fix it. im uninstalling the update each day and
everything works. but this is horrible business practice. i also noticed that Foxit reader also crashes when the office 365 crashes.

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Just yesterday, my Vista started acting really strangely... it won't stop freezing after I have it turned on for about 5 minutes. I'll turn a browser on, or anything really, and after a few minutes, it'll freeze up and i'll wait to see if it comes back around, as a frozen internet usually would, but no, instead of going back to normal, the cursor comes back, but I cannot click on anything after that! Everything on the desktop freezes up and it never comes back to normal. I can't shut it down regularly or anything. After it froze, I tried to bring up the Task Manager, but when I did, instead of the manager, it would go black on me and bring up a pop saying that there was a "security error"..... security??... why would that even be coming up you know??

The only strange thing that I did that was abnormal, was I tried out my memory card slot that you can put your digital camera memory cards in so you don't need a USB cord...

But anyhow, about an hour after I did that, and everything seemed normal "my computer said it installed the new device, as usual".
My computer suddenly freezes up, a blue screen takes it over with some words on it (but it flashed too fast for me to read) and then flashed to black, and shut itself off!

That part was really strange to me, it definitely not normal.

Now it just keeps doing freezing up and I can't have it on for more than 5 minutes without it doing that... (unless i'm on safe mode, like now) I thought it might nee... Read more

A:Vista freezing after 5 minutes..

Hello celestialpocky,
I think your right, it looks like it is a driver problem, as you are already in safe mode and it's working ok, that tends to confirm it. (although my first thought was a memory issue).
Boot in to safe mode and carry out a system restore to the point before you put in the memory card. Reboot and post your results. Good luck.

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recently i encountered problem in booting up my win vista. It took me more than 30 minutes to get to desktop screen.

Vista has Sidebar, when that fired-up the CPU usage stay at 100% usage for quite awhile.

Is this a virus infected symptom? how to trouble shoot this problem?

Please advise.

Thank you.


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Alright I have a Dell Inspiron 1545, about 15 months old, 3 GB RAM, running Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit).

Now for months I've had this problem where I left the computer idle for more than 10 minutes and it froze when I came back to it. However, I solved this by simply closing the lid when I knew I wasn't going to be using it. Stupid of me to put it off but I really didn't have the time or money to get it fixed.

So now I have a more demanding problem. Every time I turn on my computer, go to the internet, browse for a few minutes, it freezes up. I can still move my mouse around but clicking to exit the program does nothing. Pressing ALT+F4 does nothing. I'm pretty much 100% sure it isn't a virus (I run Kaspersky and I'm very safe online). I really have no idea what to do. I'm typing this from the family desktop but I need to type reports and such for school all the time and it's just too inconvenient with this being a family computer.

I'm currently running a test with Memtext86, I heard that could help me determine if there were problems with the RAM, maybe you guys can confirm that it could help me?

And also if there's any information you need please ask, I really need this fixed ASAP, I realize people are busy with Thanksgiving and everything but I can't stand when my electronic stuff doesn't work, this has been driving me crazy for 3 days!

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I have problems with freezes in Vista Home Premium 32bits (SP1)
It arrived first a few days ago: After an hibernation of 4-5 hours, Vista was Freezed. I did a reboot. It restarted well. But since then I have ALWAYS a freeze after 10-15 minutes.
I must add that I have done hibernations for 6 month now without problems (because Vista freezed often already on shutdown) and I have done no modification (soft-hard) on the Pc.

It freezes about 5-15 minutes after Start depending on what I do.
It freezes also if I do nothing!
It freezes also if Aero, or Indexing disabled or whith a clean boot.
It freezes also on a safe mode start after loading the CRCcheck driver!
After a normal start CHKDSK is sometimes running automatically, and it says that it has repared 1-4 files.

I have consulted your site and this forum before posting and have done almost everything you recommend:
I have opened the box: no dust, no overheat.
I have made a check of the memory: all is ok!
I have made a check of the hard-disk : all is ok
I have verified the drivers: everything ok.
I have run Antivirus (AVG) : all ok
I have run Hijackthis for the Registry and analyzed : all is ok also here
I have run SFC: no problems
Also no malware and I do not overclock.

One track I have is : I cannot read the Event's Journal.
The Icon of he EVENTS OBSERVER in the Control Panel Administrative Tools has a yellow exclamation mark and a red cross and when I click on it there is an IMMEDIATE Freeze.
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A:Vista freezing always after 10-15 minutes

try a system file check, go to start search type cmd,hold shift and ctrl and press enter
Type sfc /scannow in the box that opens.

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My nice 200GB drive in my lappy barfed so I went back to the stocker w/ factory Vista install (about 5 mo old) and am trying to get it updated.

Pretty much been at it all afternoon.

One problem is that it hits the XML4 update and hangs there forever and ever.

Another problem is that shutdowns take forever. I've been sitting here 15 minutes now looking at '****ting down' and I'll probably get fed up with waiting for it and pull the battery.
I've always found Vista shutdowns to be 3-10x longer than XPs are, but this is getting ridiculous.

If it matters, lappy is a 5mo old HP 8510W.

A:Why does Vista take 10 minutes to shut down?

Best brace yourself. From what I see in your post, your only real way to get a temporary fix is to run your restore disk. It will put your laptop back to the way it was when you took it out of the box. Your old HD has been dormant for too long. Files have corupted. The HP files to be exact. Which brings me back to the *temporary" remark I made earlier. You should already be familiar with the lovely software HP loads in it's laptops. It falls on its face first chance it gets and cripples your PC.

Your stuck with a restore. A repair my bring it back to an extent but will not last.

To permanetly fix your issues, get a Microsoft Vista DVD and use the product key on the green sticker on the bottom of the PC. Install Vista clean without the HP garbage and Norton IS 60 day trial or the MS Office trial or any other trial they may want to put you through.

Install Vista(whatever version), Phone Activate(no there is no other way) intall AV( a real one not Norton) some spyware protection and head for windows update.

I have seen you situation roughly 1788 times and speaking as a MCSE A+ (and a few others) tech.

Its all you got.


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Alright, This is going to be my first post to this forum, but is being done in conjunction with another over in the BIOS section of the site.

The story here is that I got a copy of Windows Vista Business Edition through my local college's MSDNAA agreement with Microsoft. I got it downloaded and installed to the brand new Seagate Barracuda 250 GiB SATA hard drive as a dual boot with my current windows XP SP2 copy.

Well, the install went fine the first time, I got logged in, and got my intenet connection set up quickly so I could update the copy of Zone Alarm I had installed offline (I had done it as the Windwos Vista install, not the Windows XP install file). Shortly after wards I began getting cascading "Such and such has failed" messages, and then the machine gave me a BSOD. So I logged back in figuring it was just the new OS jitters or some such. It continued happening the rest of the night, so I went back to XP to research my problem. After two hours the only real issues I could come up with were either driver issues or my BIOS being out of date.

So I reformatted the drive completely and tried a clean install, this time with only the bare essentials plugged in (PS/2 Keyboard and mouse) and logged in. 10 minutes later, BSOD. That to me says its not likely a Driver problem.

So, to date, every time I have logged into Vista, it has BSOD'd on me. I eventually decided to do what I should have done in the first place and run the Windows Vista Upgrade ... Read more

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Alright I have a Dell Inspiron 1545, about 15 months old, 3 GB RAM, running Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit).

Now for months I've had this problem where I left the computer idle for more than 10 minutes and it froze when I came back to it. However, I solved this by simply closing the lid when I knew I wasn't going to be using it. Stupid of me to put it off but I really didn't have the time or money to get it fixed.

So now I have a more demanding problem. Every time I turn on my computer, go to the internet, browse for a few minutes, it freezes up. I can still move my mouse around but clicking to exit the program does nothing. Pressing ALT+F4 does nothing. I'm pretty much 100% sure it isn't a virus (I run Kaspersky and I'm very safe online). I really have no idea what to do. I'm typing this from the family desktop but I need to type reports and such for school all the time and it's just too inconvenient with this being a family computer.

I'm currently running a test with Memtext86, I heard that could help me determine if there were problems with the RAM, maybe you guys can confirm that it could help me?

And also if there's any information you need please ask, I really need this fixed ASAP, I realize people are busy with Thanksgiving and everything but I can't stand when my electronic stuff doesn't work, this has been driving me crazy for 3 days!

Oh, and also, I tried to do a System Restore but it said there were no restore points, I don't understa... Read more

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Memtest would help rule RAM out. But if it boots it usually is not ram. Although you should rule it out. I would also recommend running some hard drive diagnostics as well.

Memtest86 is the best memory diagnostics, and I am liking a test called Victoria for testing hard drives lately. If you run Victoria which I would recommend the boot disk version of it, if you see any blues with X's you should look to replace the hard drive.

System restore can sometimes be very temperamental. Confirm that system restore is turned on by going to the system restore control panel and making sure the box is checked to have it turned on. Although if your computer isn't staying on you may have some trouble doing that.

Let us know what happens with the hard drive and memory diagnostics.

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For some time now, my computer has been starting up and after about 5 minutes of slow operation it freezes. I can move the cursor around but cannot click on anything. During start-up I get a command to perform a disk scan, sometimes the scan doesn't complete. If it does complete there is no difference in how the computer works, the same problem persists.

Any help would be much appreciated.


A:Vista Freezing After 5 Minutes

Hi try running chkdsk through command line and use the /f switch http://www.ehow.com/how_4967757_run-...ity-vista.html

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You probably have heard other threads like this, but this is not a security issue. Normally i surf the internet fine, but Vista lags every 2 minutes. Therefore gaming is super hard.

I DO NOT use a wireless connection! That's what's bugging me.

I do not have vista anti-lag.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:49:43 PM, on 6/23/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16681)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Users\Vincent\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
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A:Vista Lags every two minutes or so?

Hello hahahayouhavebe

I would advise that maybe you need to reduce some services and auto start programs, this will dramatically change the amount of processor being used and should stop your system from lagging while using larger programs

Such as Internet browsers and games

1. Select Start, type Msconfig and select Msconfig from the results

2. Under the Startup tab, uncheck unnecessary programs

Some examples of safe programs you can remove from startup

Adobe Acrobat
App Monitor Utility

3. Select Apply and Exit With Restart

4. After restart you will notice that it will be smoother as the programs aren't eating valuable processor



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I am having multiple BSOD crashes which happen a few minutes after startup, then I have to repair startup a few times. It happens with almost anything, IE or even windows explorer. In normal setting, none of the diagnostics tools or autoruns work. After BSOD minidum is not created. Safe mode seems to be working fine. I have performed the required tests in safe mode.
Some information as much as I could gather:
- HP Pavilion desktop model m9450f
- Vista Home Premium edition SP2
- x64
- System came with windsows installed
- about 2 years old
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q9300 @2.50GHz
- Video: NVIDIA GEforce 9800GT

System health report (perfmon /report) gave the error, path not found.

Verifier doesn't work in normal mode and in safe mode can't be enabled, even after rebooting, it is still disabled.

Thank you so much in advance.

A:BSOD a few minutes after startup - vista

Several errors in MSINFO32 revolving around your Norton/Symantec protection software.
Please do the following:


Anti-Virus Removal:
Please do the following:
- download a free antivirus for testing purposes: http://www.carrona.org/freeav.html
- uninstall the Norton from your system (you can reinstall it, if so desired, when we're done troubleshooting)
- remove any remnants of Norton using this free tool: http://service1.symantec.com/Support...05033108162039
- IMMEDIATELY install and update the free antivirus
- check to see if this fixes the BSOD's

More to follow after the dump files finish running.

BTW - Driver Verifier does work in Safe Mode, but errors with using it may indicate a malware infection. Have you scanned for malware with something other than Norton (because it seems to be having issues)? If not, try these free, online malware scans: http://www.carrona.org/malware.html

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Hi There, I've recently had Vista ultimate complete with Office 2007 installed on my much loved VAIO. The specs are as follows:

Sony VAIO VGN-BX296XP. 1.86 Single core Centrino. 120GB HDD. 2GB RAM (Upgraded from 1GB). ATI Radeon700 256MB.

I've had Vista on the machine for 2 weeks now and I was still missing 4 drivers as indicated by 'Driver Detective V.6'. The machine was still running fast & fault free except for the inability to play DVD's in media player so I found & down loaded a new driver for the ATI Radeon for Vista, but this still did not solve the DVD playback problem.
I ran Driver Detective again & it suggested that there was an even more up to date driver available, however I was having trouble getting it due to slow connection speed - I'm stuck on an offshore drilling rig in Angola at the moment!
While running DVD Ghost last night the machine crashed with the Blue screen message saying something about a BIOS problem.
Now the machine will not boot up in safe mode as when the screen appears the keyboard will not respond, so it simply counts down 30 seconds then reboots windows normally. I then get the user log on screen OK, however once Vista starts up it'll run for up to a minute before locking up, not giving me a chance to do anything of use.
I've tried booting the machine up with the Vista installation disc in, however as the keyboard does not respond, I am unable to boot from it when it prompts me to press ... Read more

A:Vista freezes up minutes after booting up

When you press and hold the F8 option to get the Safe Mode choice -- is there not also a "repair" option which includes System Restore? I believe this runs outside of Windows and so should not be bogged down by anything currently starting up.

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Hello everyone!

So about a week ago I picked up a new HP laptop for myself and (after I got off most of the bloatware that comes with these things) I've been noticing that whenever I start the laptop up, my startup programs will come up quickly, but for some reason (even after the system has completely started up) the computer will be constantly reading the hard drive for about 10-15 minutes and bogging the computer down. I've tried disabling what I have thought has been the culprits to the hard drive constantly being read (such as Diskeeper and Symantec's Startup Scan) but neither seem to be the problem. I also went ahead and did a full scan of my hard drive to make sure that it wasn't a hardware problem, and it passed with flying colors (which it should) So, I was wondering if one of you guys could take a peek at my HijackThis log and tell me what the real problem is?

Here's my HijackThis scan:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:09:11 AM, on 8/12/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Lite\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exe
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Hello all,

I upgraded to Windows Vista from XP yesterday with a clean install. Unfortunately, Vista seems to want to completely freeze either at the welcome screen or within a few minutes of the desktop loading, and it seems to be doing it earlier and earlier since I first upgraded. My system is more than qualified to handle Vista:

Athlon 64 X2 5600+
EVGA nVidia 9800GTX 512 MB
4GB of RAM
Asrock mobo (cant remember the specs but can get them if you need them)

I am running 32-bit at the moment. Running it in safe mode w/o networking seems to be the only way to prevent this from happening. Any ideas what might be causing this? Thanks in advance!

A:Vista Freezes Within Minutes of Startup

Have you checked Device Manager to see if all the drivers are installed? If not, go to Start and type in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.

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Hi guys

I've been in IT for about 7 years and haven't that much experience on Vista. I've been asked to look at a PC that takes approx 40 minutes to boot. I've looked at it, and it ishows the Vista splash screen of the progress bar going across and then loads into a black screen with the pionter on it.
The Machines runngin Vista Home basic, AVG installed etc.
Is there anything I should be checking?
It currently has 512MB of Ram in it with a 2.53 gigahertz Intel Celeron processor

Thanks in advance

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on all servers i use while traveling, a typical unsecure network connection and automaticly obtoaining my IP, I lose my internet connection but remain connected to the server after about 2-15minutes... Any thoughts?


here's my info:
HP Laptop (brand new)
Vista Pro

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Mike O>ipconfig/all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : MikeO-Laptop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-86-39-E6-2F
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 4321AG 802.11a/b/g/draft-n Wi-Fi
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-00-35-33-D4
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::b861:a1ed:c193:3d77%10(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
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This laptop is about to go flying through a window if it keeps messing up on me. It all started with a broken DC jack. Before I took that to be repaired, my laptop started freezing after about 5 to 10 minutes of use. When I run it in safe mode (as I am now) I have no problems whatsoever. I had this hopeful idea in my head that everything would be back to normal when I got the circuit board replaced. The fact that I am here should tell you how well that went.

Some general info about my laptop before I go any further.

Dell Inspiron 1545 running Vista Home Premium 64 SP2 - 4gb of ram - Intel Core2 Duo CPU T6400 @ 2.00GHz

Now, as I've said, my laptop freezes like crazy unless I'm running in safe mode. My first thought was viruses and malware. I've scanned with AVG Free, MalWareBytes, and SpyBot, and didn't find anything wrong. I've also cleaned my registry using CCleaner. I thought that maybe my circuit board problem could have been the culprit as well for some reason, but I've got a shiny new part sitting in there, just installed yesterday with the utmost of care, and it is still freezing. Attempting a system restore proved fruitless, since for some reason I have no restore points. FML.

I did a little looking around and found the suggestion to run Verifier and got the expected BSOD out of it. Using a program called BlueScreenView, I retrieved this:

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage
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A:Windows Vista freezing after a few minutes of use

Hello TeeZee and welcome to the forum.

Your upload of the bsod file did not work as we are all under the same software so if you can please follow these instructions as far as posting your info.

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Add-ons: {E9A1DEE0-C623-4439-8932-001E7D17607D}:,{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0014-ABCDEFFEDCBA}:6.0.14,{CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0015-ABCDEFFEDCBA}:6.0.15,{20a82645-c095-46ed-80e3-08825760534b}:1.1,{8545daff-ad1e-493f-a37e-eed1ac79682b}:1.0,{7BA52691-1876-45ce-9EE6-54BCB3B04BBC}:3.7,{635abd67-4fe9-1b23-4f01-e679fa7484c1}:,{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}:3.0.17
BuildID: 2009122116
CrashTime: 1263516783

i have no idea what this is for because an infant can probably exeed my knowledge of computers... i see others posting this and thats why i posted it. please help. it crashes every few minutes everytime a webpage or an image takes slightly longer to load

A:firefox 3.0.17 keeps crashing on vista every few minutes

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Hi everyone, i'm new here, and i just wanna say this forum is great
Now here's my problem. I'm kinda a great gamer and when i download demos to test incoming games, i try running their setup and it takes a lot of time to start. About 2-3 minutes of waiting before asking if i want to open the file because it was downloaded from the internet (just with the demos i downloaded from the net, sure), and another 2-3 minutes to ask for permission to open it (the account security control or something like that). Then the task appears in Task Manager under "process" tab but it has only 64 kb of ram and it remains that way for another 4-5 minutes. Finally it starts (after about 12-15 minutes total), it installs and here's another problem. When the progress bar arrives to the end, it takes about 10 minutes to tell me installation was completed (during these 10 minutes installation does not busy the cpu at all). This problem occures only with setups, but not only with game's setups, with program's setups too.
I know there's not such a big problem "at least they install", but it's kinda annoying waiting about 25-30 minutes total to play a damn demo or to install a program.
Has anyone had that problem? How can i fix it? Here there are my specs (it's an HP laptop, 6730s):
Intel Core 2 Duo T5670 @ 1.80 ghz, 4 mb L2 Cache
2 GB Ram
Intel Mobile 4 Series 128 Mb own ram, 796 total
HDD 150 GB (about 42,8 free at this moment)
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security 2009
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I think it may be because of your browser... I get that problem whenever i download anything off-of Safari 4, and i also have that problem with Firefox, but with firefox its not THAT long. With IE8 though its fine. Thats all the help i can give. I have that problem as-well and i personally dont kno what's-up with it GL man

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After running fine with no visible problems for months now, i see today that my computer is freezing after logging in.

If i open an internet browser (Ive tried Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome), it seems to freeze in about two minutes. I tested this running a windows application (the Chess Titans game) and it took about 10 minutes until it froze.

All it does is the thing where the entire screen goes slightly white, like when a program isnt responding and the cursor turns to the green circle. I can move the mouse around fine, but cant open anything, and i cant ctrl+alt+del.

I am on Vista Home (32 bit), with a Nvidia Geforce 9600GT, 550W Power supply and Dual-core E5200 processor if that helps any.

A:Vista freezes minutes after logging in


Does your computer freeze only when you begin to run a particular program, or can this also happen when your computer is idle? If you get a chance to do this the next time open Windows Task Manager, click on the 'Performance' tab and monitor the CPU usage immediately before your system freezes. Do you experience any sudden increase in CPU usage? If so can you then click onto the 'Processes' tab and find out what might be using it all? This may or may not be the result of a virus or other malware, in which case update your anti-virus software and run a virus scan. If you don't have any I would recommend either Microsoft Security Essentials or AVG Free Edition as decent free solutions.

If this doesn't yield anything try booting into Safe Mode (if you know how), then try opening up a web browser or another application and see if it freezes there. If it doesn't it could be the result of a particular startup entry that may or may not be causing your system to freeze. In which case try running a 'Diagnostic startup' (if you know how) and see if you can isolate the troublesome entry (if any).

Hope this helps.



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Hey, my PC configuration is:

Vista Home Premium 64-bit, 2 GB RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 @ 2.53GHz 2.40 GHz

EVGA eGeForce 8800 GTS 512MB DDR3

I play Call of Duty 4 and Counterstrike: Source, both on Valve's Steam, and my PC freezes after I play for a short time. It's only when I play games, though, so it must be my GTS video card over heating, right? It freezes the screen and sometimes there is a loud scratchy noise that comes out of the speakers. Once in a while the PC will just restart, but it usually just sits frozen until I force shutdown.

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Hey! I have had my HP Pavillion since over a year now, with no such problems arising. But yesterday as I started up my laptop and logged in, 2 minutes later, it froze and stop responding. Even safe mode started freezing. I have no idea what could be causing this. I have already disabled Windows Defender which seems to be the most frequent cause to all of this, but it didnt work. I have also been getting 2 error messages:

When pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete: logon process has failed to create the security options dialog.
With a dialogue message of: Failure - Security Options


Error: HPHC_Scheduler.exe Application error.

Any help would be appreciated! Pleasee??

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Hi there, hope someone out there can help.Some weeks ago my Dell C521
Desktop running Vista Home stopped connecting to networks after booting
and is taking up to 10 minutes to do so.During these ten minutes programs do
not respond while the "currently connected to" icon on the Taskbar shows
a red X, also right clicking on the icon shows a blank box.Once the red x
disappears eveything works fine. Sometimes after five minutes I can open/start
Google even though the red X is present.

I have run multiple virus and anti-malware scans with AVG,Malwarebytes,SpyBot,
CCleaner,Advanced System Care and Registry Cleaner. In addition I also ran SFC
(system file checker) to no avail.All these programs were installed long before
this problem arose and I had not downloaded anything at the time.

At first I thought it might be the Wireless Router which I replaced with a new one but the problem remained the same. My laptop connects without a problem with
no delay. I have checked network discovery which is set to ON and connection settings appear to be OK. I've also looked at Services and Start Up programs and
can't see anything that might be causing the problem.

Any help greately appreciated
Thanks in advance

A:Vista takes 10 minutes to connect

Hi yam1300,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

Try a clean boot http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135. If the problem goes away then it's just a matter of tracking down the culprit causing the problem. Follow the procedures in the article. Once found, delete, remove, deactivate, or uninstall it. Once done be sure to reset Vista back to normal status as explained in the procedures. If the problem occurs in clean mode then just restore the system to normal status and reboot - this solution is not going to work.

Boot into Safe mode with networking and see if the problem occurs there. Either result helps us narrow down the search for the cause.

You may be having troubles with your device drivers, firmware, and/or software. Go to Device Manager by going to start / search box and type device manager and enter and then double-click on the program icon that appears. Check each device for a red x, yellow ! or white ?. These identify devices with problems (probably drivers, but also conflicts or something else). Click on each for further details and troubleshooting tips. If you need to get drivers (and you should do so for your network or wireless device even if all seems well), do so from the computer vendor or device manufacturer (NOT from Microsoft Updates). Proceed as follows to get the drivers: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/driverssupport/ht/driverdlmfgr.htm. Once you have the drivers, you can install them through Device Manager as follows: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/... Read more

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Hi.I'm having problems with vista home premium 32 bit.Recently it's began to freeze a few minutes after start up and it seems to be getting worse,freezing earlier every time.I can't do anything when it freezes,nothing responds.I either have to manually restart or leave it a couple of minutes to restart by itself.
I've ran memtest86 a few passes over thinking maybe it was the ram but i get no errors.I have 4gigs (2*2gb pc26400 kingston and q6600 processor) so it's not due to lack of ram.I've ran sfc / scannow and chkdsk.I've lost my installation vista cd though and can't repair windows.I have kaspersky internet suite 2009 and have ran a full system scan.Nothing comes up.I've checked in event viewer for errors but nothing suspicious appears.That's all i really have knowledge of doing,and would appreciate any assistance.thanks

A:vista freezes a few minutes after start up

It's my graphics card.When i run windows with basic display it doesn't freeze.I have a geforce 8500gt 256mb with the latest drivers.I uninstalled the older drivers and ran driver sweeper in safe mode to completely remove traces of the older drivers so i don't think that's the cause.I'm assuming that there is something wrong with the card.

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