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Looking for animation application that handles realistic flesh and skin movement.

Q: Looking for animation application that handles realistic flesh and skin movement.

Hi all,

Just a quick question here, does anyone know of any software that can render and animate creatures with flesh and skin that move realistically? Not just with a shape following a bone but where the flesh squeezes out around bending joints and is effected by gravity etc. They use it all the time in films e.g. to create dinosaurs. Is there any software like this generally available that wont break the bank? Or is it only available to film companies etc.


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A: Looking for animation application that handles realistic flesh and skin movement.

Oh yes, and being able to handle clothes would be useful. But that is less important.

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I have seen many screenshots where the icons in Devices and Printers very realistically represent the device it represents, but mine dont.

Here is a screenshot:

I'd like to change the iPod to represent my Nano, make the display look like my Samsung, make the Printer look like my printer...

How can I accomplish this?

A:Make Realistic Icons More Realistic?

Right click on Icon>properties>change icon
Some cannot be changed
Others you must look under the last tab

EDIT: Sorry just checked the icons you want to change and it cannot be done the way I said

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Hi everyone!
I'm not computer savvy so please be patient with me.
As the topic name implies, my Dell Inspiron 1420 laptop has extremely erratic cpu usage with basically everything. When idle, it sits at around 8% or so, but if i move my mouse cursor, it will jump up to maybe 30-50% (I've seen it go higher with just mouse movement). When opening applications such as Google Chrome, Malwarebytes, etc it sometimes goes up to 100%. Because of this, my computer is unbearably slow.
OS: Vista
Here's what I tried:
1) Updated all recommended drivers from dell support website
2) Windows Error-check on my C hard drive
3) Windows Disk-Cleanup
4) ran AVG, Malwarebytes, Spybot Search and Destroy to look for bugs. AVG came up negative with the viruses, Malwarebytes found no threats, Spybot found like 200 things and I told it to remove them.
5) ran CCleaner to clear registry and temp files.
6) defrag
After all of this, my CPU usage is still erratic. I'm not sure what else to try.
I've had this computer for a long time and this has been a problem for this computer for years. It's what prompted me to buy a new laptop, but i still want to use this one for school as it's pretty compact. Help me save my computer!!
Any help is greatly appreciated. :D
Edit: forgot to include OS

A:Erratic CPU usage spikes during mouse movement and every application

7) used external mouse and problem still persists
8) cleaned out the dust from inside the computer

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too long; didn't read: I (2nd year CS Student) am looking for a way to increase the animation speed or disable the animation of the Logitech SetPoint "Application Switcher" Button on windows 7?

Hi All!

First off, I found this community by accident while looking for some tips and tricks! I registered and am curious to see if maybe I can receive some help or a pointer in the right direction with my issue (because it's not really a problem).

So, at home I have my windows 10 and use the M705 Logitech Mouse with the thumb-button configured to show my application switcher (Shows open Applications on current desktop and at the bottom a list of virtual desktops), which I LOVE.

Que coming to work. "Here's your windows 7 laptop."

... "thank you?" I do get it, security is important and they have it set up specifically to tailor their needs, so, while a tad disappointing, I understand why.

Anyway, I'm setting things up the way I like it and found that the windows 7 application switcher (ALT+Tab) isn't really that fantastic. I installed the SetPoint from Logitech because my mouse is more comfortable and was surprised to find that they had implemented a type of application switcher for windows 7! All in all, it works like a charm. The only downside being is that the animation is quite slow.

I've been souring the Interwebs for a secret setting and the install files for a config file to adjust but with little (I mean none at this point) ... Read more

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When I print a 4X6 face close-up with a HP145 printer on HP Premium paper from Picassa2 I have excellent results. When printing the same picture in 8X10 with my HP4215 All-in-one on Kodak Anytime paper the faces are very dark. If I increase the Fill light in Picassa the results are better but the trial and error eats up paper. Am I trying the impossible?

A:Flesh colors print too dark

I have always found best results with HP printers come with using their HP papers and built in profiles for those papers. Try using the HP Premium paper for the 8x10 and see if there is any improvement in consistency from one print to anaother....
Also, unfortunately, different printers (even form the same manufacturer and sometimes even the same model) often times have drastically different output. Differences in inks, quality of print head, laser vs. inkjet, etc are often the problem, but using the same paper is a good place to start.

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Hey there. I came across a windows 7 skin:
Windows 7 PDC Style For Vista by =giannisgx89
But it is in another language based on the screenshot of the skin. Will the iterms on the interface be in full english like the language we use or will it be in the other language? If so and it is english true and true would it be safe to use it? I don't know how long Win 7 will take to be released. Some say October and I can't bother to wait now. So if it is safe to use that skin can I go ahead and apply it or do you people not like it and my idea to use it?
NB. Does anyone have a steady setup of WMP 12 now? Everywhere online I go talks about the dll file and copying some folder. Too awkward. I just need a real installation file.

A:Skin Out, Skin Vista

Why not just get Win7 and use it? It's good until August and you could dual boot it with Vista.

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Which war game for Playstation 2 is considered the most realistic, not just in graphics but in game-play and everything?

A:Most realistic war game?

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I am thinking about giving an old Fujitsu lifebook B110 a new lease of life, I have it since new and although it's old I am quite attached to it.

It has a Pentium 233MMX processor, and 160MB ram.It currently runs Win98.

The hardware meets the minimum specs for XP, but seriously, would it be usable? Or would it be like watching paint dry? The most it would do is a little light web browsing and maybe some email.

Also, I wonder if XP home would be any less demanding than say, Pro?

I know I should just go ahead and give it a try but I can't do anything at the moment until I get an external CD drive, so I am just thinking ahead.

if it's not up to running XP; I might give Puppy Linux a try.

A:XP minimum specs realistic?

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Hi , can anyone recommend any modern warfare type first person shooters please.

Ive completed Cod4 already on veteran , ive also played BF2 , delta force and expansions and Americas army.

Im more interested in single rather than online multiplayer games , so games with a good story/background intros would be cool. Also games with reasonable graphics , I know theres not gonna be much that compares to Cod4 on that front at the moment but something closeish will do

A:Recommend realistic fps games please

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I don't see any.

It does not seem faster.

Vista never uses more than 2 GB on my System, for all the 4 GB+ talk.
The virtual memory/page file is as big as ever.

Drivers take for ever to come out, and are usually last.

You'd need an electron microscope to notice the additional features in 64 bit editions of games versus their 32 bit counter parts.

Am I completely missing the point of 64-bit Vista?

What percentage of Vista installed today is the 64-bit edition? Is it increasing?


A:Is there any Realistic Benefit Using Vista 64 vs 32?

For me,the 64-bit version just Felt that little faster than the 32-bit Version.

If you are using 4GB RAM then u have to use X64 to make sure Vista uses all 4GB (Even if its not using it currently,with newer apps taking lots and lots of RAM,4GB will become a standard sooner rather than later).

Driver problems are more Vista Related (i.e both 32 and 64 bit) ,than only X64.
Yes the percentage of people using Vista X64 is increasing,In fact most people jumping onto Vista are getting the X64 version.

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Ok I see

this picture and all and i don't remember that hurricane which led me to beleive it was computer generated as a prank or something.

Regardless of whether it is real or not is it possible to computer generate an image like this using a program like photoshop? i could have a little fun *evil horns*

A:Creating Realistic Hurricane Images

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I've gotten the OK from the CFO (wife) for my new computer. The funds will be in place next week. Does anyone have an idea of a realistic timeframe for the P51 release date? In my estimate, I figure it will be at least a few months before I can spec one out and order. Perhaps another month for delivery. Does this sound about right?

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Hello everyone!

I am about to buy a 21 inch monitor. A secondhand one from yahoo auctions in japan.
There are many options, but as a foreigner here in tokyo I prefer to go safe and get an old usual hp.

I intend to use it for spreadsheets and every pixel space counts for me.

The question is,
My first option, Hp p1100 model does not support 2048x1536 at flicker free refresh rates. Is around 100$.

hp p1110 or later support 2048x1536 at 72hz or more. around 150$.

Can one use 2048x1536 with a 21 inch monitor for spreadsheets or general use? I mean realistically. If it is an unrealistic resolution then I will not bother about it and get the cheaper one.

Your experiences would be appreciated.

A:21inch monitor 2048x1536 realistic?

If $50 critical for you go ahead and get the 1100 .You can run the CRT at a lower resolution and still have the extra territory.
But get the 1110 if you can. Remember, at the higher resolution ,spreadsheets may be too small so you might have to increase font size.but the letters will be nice and crisp.

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How do I get realistic distance representation using GIMP?

Thanks for your input to my postings. I am using GIMP 2.8. I am not an expert.

I have two images (image1 & image 2). I have same object in image 1 & image 2, but the object is displaced between images. I used GIMP to overlay both the images to figure out the displaced distance. Here is what I did.

I created the 1st image from clipboard, I open a new layer and placed the 2nd object. I adjusted the opacity to provide transparency between image 1 & image 2 . I find image 2 is layered on top of image 1, but the displaced distance is not representing realistically on layered image. I tried with zoom. Images look odd.

How do I make the images to be sync to displaced distance?

I am attaching the layered image for review.

Thanks for sharing.

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Hi all. I need a little help making photo look more realistic. I have been asked if it is possible to remove the door, gorilla and extra kids from this photo so only the boy playing the marimba is left.

Using Corel PhotoPaint 11 I have managed to do the following:

Basically I cut out the kid and his marimbas. Then I created a wall using a portion of the original wall as the "paint" and the same with the carpet. It all looked too "smooth" so I fiddled around and eventually settled on adding noise which seems to make it look better. The kid had very straight edges so I used a thing called feather to blend him in a little better.

I am still not happy though. It still looks a little cut and paste to my liking. Particular areas of annoyance is the "halo" above his head and the flat look of the front marimba.

Is there anything I can do to make this look a little more realistic?

I have only ever cut out logo's before and worked with text. I do a lot of work with vector graphics, but this is a bit new for me. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


A:Solved: help making photo look realistic

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Hey, I have been using Tux Guitar to compose music, mostly kinda Alternative Rock/Punk Rock sounds. I have a friend who i can send my .midi files to, who runs them through 'Logic' mac software and makes them sound alot less like some crap ringtone, It's still not entirely realistic but it sounds a heck of alot better, and from that point it's alot easier to show my friends and say "play this" when we're jamming


I was wondering what kind of Windows PC software i can achieve the same results with - close to, if not better. Just something i can run my programmed midi's through, and substitute the polyphonic sounding beeps for more effective digital instruments. any improvement is good... so it doesn't have to be ULTRA SOFTWARE 80000!!!!111one!!one!! that does a whole bunch of other things too, but it would be great if i could achieve something similar to what Logic does to my music. And if it's all expensive, is there something atleast free to use that I could improve them with even a little in the meantime?


A:Midi Files: Improving the Realistic-ness?

Give this link a look, and see if it may be something that could help

FLAC - Free Lossless Audio Codec

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I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could refer me to where I could find a high quality falling snow simulation. It can either be independent (transparent and active on all screens), or associated with any background. It will most likely be found as part of a holiday screensaver or animated wallpaper, but I'll take it any way I can find it. I've searched extensively and can not find any very realistic simulations. Most use conspicuous and common symbols as snowflakes, seriously lack assorted effects, and just look too artificial and unrealistic.

At one time I had installed and used a screensaver associated with the attached desktop picuture (and this one has even been modified from the original picture with a superimposed Santa, snowman and snow puffs), but I somehow have lost it thru many computer changes. I have been unable to relocate it since, although the desktop picture alone was recently found on some sights. That screensaver had the best falling snow simualtion I've ever found, with shifting winds and speeds, and also a realistic snow concetration and depth perception. If you know where the that original screensaver can be found, I'd truly appreciate it.

Thanks for your interest......

A:Seeking most realistic falling snow simulation for desktop/screesaver

Are you looking for something free? If so, do be careful. I do not recommend free screensavers on the Web 'cause they come bundled up with adware and spyware.

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I have a clickfree backup #HD1037NSE on vista upgraded to 7, 64bit. I am showing a handles leak in the 65,000 range and rising in task manager. The promo for clickfree says that it has 207 handles. My windows memory diagnostic pointed this out, and I have been looking fruitlessly for an answer, as to what it means, for hours. Can anyone tell me what is going on???

Looking for info???????

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Hello, Im not sure if this is in the right category. but here we go. For about a week now strange notifications from Norton have started popping up stating that a certain program is using 100% of one CPU (i.e today it said Photo Frame was the culprit) also it said that a file or something was using 1,074,000 handles, which is INSANE! Im not sure about the program or file though So next time it pops up ill write it down.

So, I am a little bit worried what is causing this all of a sudden, hopefully not a virus or something of that matter.



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anyone come across something like this before? (the Handles)

A:cpu performance and handles

Sure we all have this, different numbers on each PC. Having an issue ? Do have a lot of processes running 146.
A process is basically just programs that are running. A thread is the entity within a process that can be scheduled for execution.

Handle (computing) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia If understand this.

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Okay, Spy Sweeper prompted me to install the newer build, so I did. I used to only have 8000 handles on start up, now I have 15,000. Could it be because the newer build requires more to function? Just curious.

A:Quick Questions about Handles

As long as computer performance is not an issue and you are clean of malware/viruses etc then its not an issue.

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According to Task Manager

Two instances of SmartCopy.exe *32 , (1 each for 2 users logged in) have a combined total of 1.8MM File Handles open.

I can't imagine that is normal so what would cause that?

Any suggestions?

A:1.8MM File Handles Open


1) A bug in the app. They don't call CloseHandle() in appropriate places in their code due to some type of synchronisation oversight, most likely between different threads. This can only be fixed by recoding the app and removing the bug.


2) External code injected into the app is buggy and preventing the smooth closure of handles in one or more places in the app's code. This would be something like your anti-virus most likely. Uninstalling the AV temporarily would be a good thing to try.

Utilities like the (Sysinternals) "Process Explorer" and "Handle" can tell you more about the nature of those handles, and (if you've done that type of work before) attaching to the process with a debugger will give you more still. However, if this is not your code, you won't be able to fix the bugs without involvement from the vendor who sold it to you.

Good luck.

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I am trying to clean a computer that was littered with adware, trojans and a couple virusses. I believe I got most of it eliminated thanks to many tips on this site.

Machine runs stable in safe mode.

If I boot normal, the computer start slowing down immediately. I noticed that the number of handles and threads steadily go up (7000+ handles) until everything comes to a grinding halt.

I would appriciate any help with the following HJT.LOG

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:58:55 PM, on 3/21/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Documents and Settings\Admin\Desktop\FixXP\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell4me.com/myway
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.uri.edu/
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.dell4me.com/myway
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Internet Explorer Provided by Cox High Speed Internet
O2 - BHO: Yahoo! Companion BHO - {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs\cpn0\ycomp5_5_7_0.dll
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A:Sloooooooww (many handles and threads)

Well for one thing.. I know bearshare is not help'n.. probley dont want that on there anymore...

here are a few lines that I dont like..

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [476k32R] shuca.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BearShare] "C:\Program Files\BearShare\BearShare.exe" /pause
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sctdaa] c:\windows\system32\sctdaa.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [LwpqRSd5i] scldecod.exe

Someone may be able to shed some light on what these programs are... but they dont look too valid to me..

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When I have a frame or image in Word 97, it will only resize vertically. Using the other handles makes the image go the size of the entire screen. Also you can only drag images to the left, center, or right side of the screen.
Thanks for any help

A:resizing handles Word 97

Try this, Snow, but I'm not promising anything. Cut the picture. Hit Edit-Paste special and select Picture. Now try resizing. If you can't resize it that way, right-click the picture and hit Format picture. Go to the size tab and try it that way. You should lock the ratio first.

Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word

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I have searched and searched and can not find out to create movable rectangles with handles. i know how to create movable polygons with handles. i have trouble when it comes to keeping the corners and sides correct angles and lengths.

A:Moving rectangles with handles in VB6

Are you talking about at run-time? And if so, what code are you moving your polygons with?

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After going into a government website site I found that the layout of toolbars had changed.

First, there was just one line, each section being short of items on display (only be accessible by clicking an arrow).

Second, there were no handles to rearrange into two or more lines, which presumably would enable all icons to show.

Thirdly, I had text descrptions against icons. But they have vanished, and when I click the Size Icone / Customise the option to add text to icons is greyed out.

I have tried eveything, included re-starting, but to no avail.

Can anyone help with this please? Thanks.

A:Lost handles on toolbars

Following my original posting, the problem has mostly been resolved, In the course of 'clicking everything' I clicked on the maximise button - the display size reduced and I dragged it back to full size. -Everything but one thing was back to normal! Huge sigh of relief.

However, there is still one mystery - the handles on the toolbar are still missing. Any ideas?

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Windows 2000 Server with terminal services was broken into and Administrator was compromised. Now WINLOGON.EXE processes are leaking handles and using CPU in bursts. Server must be rebooted every few hours due to exhausted memory. Does anyone have any suggestions to fix this? Thanks.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:04:27 PM, on 10/23/2007
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\CA\Alert\ALERT.EXE
C:\Program Files\VERITAS\Backup Exec\NT\beremote.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
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A:Winlogon.exe Leaking Handles

Hi Kevin,Looks like a mess. My suggestion, reinstall. I know that is a major pita when it comes to Terminal Services and setting up all the apps again, but with a hack you never know what they did. Can we clean up all the running malware, yes, but we will not be able to tell if any policy changes have been made, registry settings that lower your sam account enumeration, etc etc. So with all of that said, I seriously suggest you reinstall.If on the other hand, you want me to move forward and help you clean up the machine, I will be more than happy to.Regardless of what you do, do me a favor and submit a file for me.This file :C:\WINNT\system32\yahoo.exePlease submit it at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/submit-malware.php?channel=3Just a note, if you want to do this right, you will have to disable terminal services while we fix it as the users logged on will make it difficult to properly clean. Also it is going to be nigh impossible to make sure that you do not get reinfected from programs running on other users profiles. I am willing to give it a try though. Up to you.

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I am having a user with a problem accessing a file over a windows share to a server. He has the file open in Excel and is using it, leaves Excel open for some considerable amount of time and then when he goes to do some more work and save it he gets an error about lost writes.

The Yellow popup box in the system tray says:

Windows - Delayed Write Failed
Windows was unable to save all the data for the file \\servername\e\dir1\dir2\dir3\dir4\94AB7160. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere."
Simultaneously on the server while this problem is occurring I go to check the open share handles and list all the files open over the shares. The file in question that is open above is not listed, so it looks like the share handle was lost and this is possibly why the user gets the error about not being able to write to the file.

There is no problem with permissions, he can save the file locally then copy it over the file at the destination but this sort of workaround should not be necessary. He can also edit the file in place, but it seems that after leaving it a while this weird behaviour happens.

Any ideas on troubleshooting or fixing this behaviour?

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I have a VB 6 app that runs fine for about a week, then comes to a halt with a message "unable to allocate image handles".

This seems to me like I have used all the available graphics handles. Any ideas on what I could be doing that is eating handles.

The program cycles one per second, and had several picture controls with a background image, and vb shape lines on top.

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So I upgraded this morning from 8.1 to 10, so far I really like it.

I am curious about how Windows 10 handles it's updates? In 8.1, I could go into control panel, and double click on windows update, and it would find any available updates ( usually defender on a daily basis) and then some routine updates usually monthly. I always preferred to select the updates I wanted to install and then install them on my own time.

Don't know that I see a way to do this in Windows 10? I did find under settings, where I could choose to only download from Microsoft and to notify me rather than automatic - does that accomplish the same thing? Will it notify me and allow me to choose the updates I want to install?

I know sometimes previously in 8.1 updates might find some hardware drivers and offer them, I always get those from my hardware vendors, don't really want to be getting those from MS.

I am sure as time goes by this will become more clear to me, just curious now more than anthing.
Thanks for any tips,

A:Question on how Win 10 handles updates?

Windows 10 is taking a different approach and bundling updates together. Also, it is automatically installing them and taking much of the user interaction away. This could be good in that security vulnerabilities are patched no matter what (so long as you are internet connected), but some see it as a suppression of choice.

There are some things you can prevent updating automatically, such as other MS products, and you can also defer upgrades till later.

In addition, you are able to select that you do not want to have device drivers install automatically (found in device installation settings).

Hope this was helpful!

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I am having a problem with too many tokens/handles being opened by the svchost.exe process associated solely with the Remote Procedure Call service.

I have just recently installed Service Pack 3 for Windows XP, and shortly after that, I started having a problem where I couldn't open any application or any file in an open application. When I rebooted, the problem went away for a while, but would eventually come back.

Using Process Explorer, I saw that a svchost.exe process had more than 50,000 handles associated with it. According to Process Explorer, the only service associated with this svchost.exe process is Remote Procedure Call (RPC) [RpcSs].

Once I reboot, there are only a few hundred handles associated with this process, but they increase at a rate of about one per second. About 99% of the new ones are listed in Process Explorer as Type=Token, Name=NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:3e7, Access=0x000F01FF .

These tokens/handles never go away. Once their number increases to about 50,000 or so, I get the problem where I can't open any application or file and I have to reboot.

So, I need some assistance with making this problem stop. I don't know why so many tokens are being opened in the first place or what specifically they are meant to do in this case. I also don't know how to make them go away or at least have the handles close automatically.

Unlike other svchost.exe problems that I've seen posted, I don't get any Windows error messages. Also, it ... Read more

A:Tokens/handles/RPC/svchost.exe problem




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Well here they are, I'm a little hard of english; but I tried to phrase them the best I could:
In Windows 7 Ultimate 64X is their anyway to have another follow in the foot steps of 'explorer.exe' i.e. meaning that it will start or restart another whens starts.

I run an auto text completion program; every so often it goes idle and I have to manually end the process and restart it.. Is their anyway to have the operating system do for me?

Matthew Edward Becker

A:Problems with the way Windows handles processess.

May be you are looking for this:

Explorer - Add "Restart Explorer" to Desktop Context Menu

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Alright, I downloaded a pretty big movie file, not considering it was an avi, although I'd had problems with them before. So, I play it in WMP, Winamp, Realplayer, and a few other players. They all play smoothly, but slow and off-sync video. Then, at a certain point, it tries to catch up and skips about a minute's worth of video.

I tried to update my display adapter driver(nVidia Aladdin TNT2), which didn't help. In fact, it(like in the past) made my screen jump and freeze the pc, so I rolled it back.

I've modified the player and display adapter settings for video and hardware acceleration, but bringing them down, along with the resolution and colors, didn't help.

Mpegs, wmvs, and pretty much every video file BUT avi plays just fine on my computer, with enough CPU memory. Could someone please give me some suggestions on speeding up the video, or finding the source of the problem?

A little sidenote, as well: My computer used to play avis fine, but that was five years ago, and I have since then filled the hard drive to about 1 GB left, as well as installed WinXP. So... help?

A:Computer handles avis like crap


Originally Posted by MurdersLastCrow

Alright, I downloaded a pretty big movie file, not considering it was an avi, although I'd had problems with them before. So, I play it in WMP, Winamp, Realplayer, and a few other players. They all play smoothly, but slow and off-sync video. Then, at a certain point, it tries to catch up and skips about a minute's worth of video.

I tried to update my display adapter driver(nVidia Aladdin TNT2), which didn't help. In fact, it(like in the past) made my screen jump and freeze the pc, so I rolled it back.

I've modified the player and display adapter settings for video and hardware acceleration, but bringing them down, along with the resolution and colors, didn't help.

Mpegs, wmvs, and pretty much every video file BUT avi plays just fine on my computer, with enough CPU memory. Could someone please give me some suggestions on speeding up the video, or finding the source of the problem?

A little sidenote, as well: My computer used to play avis fine, but that was five years ago, and I have since then filled the hard drive to about 1 GB left, as well as installed WinXP. So... help?

1st thing ... Have you install any codecs?
2nd thing... Have you install a suitable ffdshow for your pc?
Try download the codecs from some website that is free..

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In future versions of Kaspersky internet security/total security I would like to see changes made to way kaspersky handles appcations as I have set my KIS set to block untrusted applications and I also have the trust digital Signatures turned off for extra protection as sometimes digital Signatures can be fake or affected by malware etc currently when these options are active kaspersky will quite offen block trusted applications/installers and it can be quite annoying as the only way to allow a trusted installer/applications with these options active is to toggle the trust digital Signatures setting on and off or change the appcation control settings and if kaspersky has alreadly blocked the installer/application from running you have to open up the main user interface click on more tools then appcation control then you have scroll down the list until you come to the untrusted area then you have to select on the app you want to trust and move to the trusted area by hand. so I would like to see a way for Kaspersky to be able to identify the difference between a good installer/ application or a bad one without having to change the settings all the time. for example, KIS could use the cloud a bit more as well as the Kaspersky security network to determine if the installer or app being run is safe to run or not and maybe this would also improve the detection rates for unknown files as well help those users who like some of the more advanced options enabled without having to these... Read more

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Windows XP. New hard drive. Installed IE7. (Hate IE8.) But the little slider handles that used to allow me to move left and right the little icons at the top and the drop down menus at the top "file-edit-view" etc. are missing. WHY? Anyone know how to correct this?

These "handles" look like a little verticle line of dots. They were always there before, when I had my old hard drive. But recently, even when I had IE8 (before I went back to IE7) they were missing.

A:Solved: IE7 Little Slider Handles Missing

Right click on the toolbar and unckeck Lock Toolbars.

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Help!!! I am trying to format my hard drive and I keep getting the following.
I see some people say boot up using the XP CD but when I restart with the CD in the drive, it just takes me to my desktop. When I go to reload XP there is no option to format. thanks!!!

C:\>format c:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

Proceed with Format (Y/N)? y
Verifying 38122M

Format cannot run because the volume is in use by another
process. Format may run if this volume is dismounted first.
Would you like to force a dismount on this volume? (Y/N) y
Cannot lock the drive. The volume is still in use.


A:All Opened Handles To This Volume Would Then Be Invalid

Please do NOT start a second thread about the same subject, and the answer is already in your previous post!

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Well, seeing as how my internet setup is very odd by itself, I'm not expecting to find an answer, but it would be nice.

Anyways, on to my problem.

I have my internet run through a router, and to two computers. It's a LinkSys router, and worked fine with my old PC(some sony piece of junk). Anywho, I've built a new PC with the ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe and the net is kinda hard to get working.

My Ip isn't 192.xx.xx.xx or so, it's an actual 24.xx.xx.xx type IP, and sometimes my mobo doesn't recognize it properly. It requires me either disabling/re-enabling the LAN thing in network places until it gets the right IP, or disconnecting/reconnecting the cable until it does. Sometimes works in one try, sometimes in quite a few.

That's where it gets annoying...sometimes it takes FOREVER to get my PC connected to the internet. Also annoying because someone in my family is a real ******* and looooves to disconnect the LAN cable on my side, causing me to do the process over again(usually takes ~1 hour).

If anyone would shed some light on my problem, it would be a great help. Thanks in advance.

Also, if it's notable, I cannot access the router at all from my PC using the browser or any method(to clarify; typing or something in the browser).

A:Mobo handles LAN connection very oddly.

First of all your motherboard does not work with IP addresses or network settings. you should be working with the property sheet for the Ethernet card (Which might be built in , but still referred to as such)
Next, Every Lynksis I have seen Uses the access for the Setup pages and you must go there in order to setup properly. If you do not have an owners manual , download one from Lynksis.
I suspect you have automatic settings Checked , but That amongst other settings will not matter until you access the router.

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I have some pesky co-workers who like torturing me via the remote shutdown commands, and because of Group Policy here at work I cannot go to Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignments: and administratively remove the "admin" from "force shutdown from a remote system". Changing this has been disabled via GP.

To circumvent this i have tried a manual rename in AD and have hidden deep within an obscure OU to prevent them from finding out my computer name. They CAN however physicall go to my computer and at login go to the username field and type ".\" as you know this will print the computer name below.

The question is, is there a way in the registry to remove that dropdown or at the very least prevent it from displaying text?

A:Registry location that handles log on screen

You have a computer hooked to a domain/work group maintain by a administrator. You should not change anything with out permission and help from the administrator and/or I.T. Department.
Report the problem you are having with co-workers and let them handle the problem.

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I have a slowing poroblem. I searched SVChosts on TSG and installed Process Explorer and did a scan with MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSpyware. There were only 3 trackinh cookies in the SAS scan.

Today there are now 27,285 Handles, 809 Threads, and 80 programs down from 83 when I first looked at the display. I did not shut anything down.

I'm guessing I have a lot of stuff running that if I were aware of it I would delete. Thing is I don't know a handle from a thread and can't even decifer much of the services running in Task Manager.

On a different subject;
An odd thing as I came here to read up on Handles before posting. I read some then logged in. When I clicked to go to the main forums to post I was logged out. I refreshed and was still logged out. I went back and it appeared I was logged in. I closed the browser window (IE9) reopened the original window with the search for handles logged in the went to forums and unsubscribed from a couple threads which logged me out each time. I finally logged in from the main forums page and came here.
Is that as odd as it seems? I have only been using IE9 for a few days but I'd guessed that it would work the same as IE8 which did not log me out unlesss I clicked on logout from anysite I was signed into.

A:Peocess explorer, Handles, threads

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I noticed yesterday extreme handle usage on my system, over 120k handles, of which 80k were due to lsass.exe which is a unkillable process. The security accounts manager service is not stoppable also which uses lsass.exe.

Today after I rebooted I see its not a one off problem and its leaking handles again. Seems about 1k handles per hour.

I dont fancy rebooting every few days (previously I rebooted once a month for updates).

any idea how to solve this without reinstallng the OS.

right now it seems the most likely cause is a recent windows update I installed.

A:lsass,exe leaking resources (handles)

right now it seems the most likely cause is a recent windows update I installed.

Seems like you answered your own question.

If you have the means, I'd make an image backup of the current state of the machine, then roll back the update if possible.

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Just an alert here that a good tech I know installed SP1 and Windows now reads 4 gb ram.
That's a rabbit out of the hat I never heard was coming in SP1!

A:Vista SP1 Handles 3.2 gb Maximum Ram Reading

Check this out:

Microsoft KB 946003

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I didn't know whether to put this in General, or Hardware, or Drivers, or what. But here goes.

This particular system has Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit, with an Abit KN9 Ultra motherboard. I was having some USB issues (a particular external USB drive wouldn't work when plugged into the front USB ports) so I started some investigating.

I thought that the built-in USB ports on a motherboard (on the back of the computer) are connected to a particular USB hub which is handled by a specific USB driver. But that doesn't appear to be true!

This is strange: When my Microsoft optical mouse is plugged into a particular port on the back of the computer, Device Manager says this when viewed by connection:
Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller
USB Root Hub
Microsoft Hardware USB Mouse
Microsoft USB Comfort Optical Mouse 1000
(Those are indented to indicate "child" devices)

That would indicate that this particular USB port is a low-speed USB port, which worried me. BUT, if I unplug the mouse, and plug the printer in to the port that the mouse was connected to, I see this in Device Manager:
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Controller
USB Composite Device
Canon MF4320-4350
(Those are indented too)

...which means that the SAME physical USB port is now a USB 2.0 port (Enhanced).

How can the same USB port be driven by Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller driver one minute, and Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller the next minute? If that's how things are done these days... Read more

A:USB controller and hub weirdness, which driver handles which port

I would say, if the device is not USB 2 capable it uses the Standard driver and if it is USB 2 it uses the Enhanced driver. My HP DVD-RW USB drive shows up under Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller but my Logitech keyboard and mouse show up under Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller.

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