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Q: Printer malfunction

Each day when network printer is turned on, about 40-50 pages prints out with junk on each page.

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A: Printer malfunction

I would assume that documents are being sent to the printer while it is off and being queued by the print spooler. What make and model is the printer and does it have an auto on setting?

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Hi,

I have been having a problem with my Canon Pixma MG4250 for a while now, it begins to print and then after a short while it just stops printing cutting off the end of the document. It happened on all computers, tablets and phones I tried regardless of size of document (photo or simple word document). Because of this I then purchased and new printer, an Epson XP-540, and after installing all the drivers and programmes associated with it, it appeared to be working properly, printing word and PowerPoint documents, however, I have gone to print a high quality photo out and it has done the same thing as the Canon printer. I have tried both a laptop and desktop computer and both have the problem.

Please can you help me try to figure out this problem? Could it be the internet connection? Could it be the computers?

Thank you
 

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Help me, All of a sudden my printer started only printing part s of a file I need. I haven't done anything any different lately. I just came out of the blue. It is a HP 3425 deskjet and I am running Windows XP home I'm not sure what other info you will need.
 

A:Printer malfunction

parts of file - could it be the print head is blocked or ink cart not seated correctly. try running a head alignment and/or clean.

however, if your missing pages of a file or lines then not sure
 

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I have an Epson WF-3540 printer. I have used Epson printers for years with no major problems. My black cartridge will not print. Iíve put in new cartridges, cleaned the head many times with no printing results. Epson is at a loss of what to do. I just wonder if anyone had any suggestion on what what I can do. In the past I was able to reset the pads but this is not something that can be done on this model apparently
mthumjdo
 

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I have an HP j5780 all in one printer and my computer is a

Dell Dimension E310
Win XP SP3
P4 2.80GHz
512 Ram

The issue I am having is I get an error when trying to instal this printer. It pops up.

USB Device Not Recognized
One of the USB devices attached has Malfunctioned.

I have replaced the USB cable and tried it on another computer.
Dell XPS
Win Vista.
Intel Duo 2.20GHz
3gm Ram

The Same error comes up for both computers and the cable makes no difference. I tried installing from CD, but when it comes to the part that asks me to plug in device the installation hangs up and never completes. I also attempted calling HP but they were of no help so any suggestions would be well appreciated.
 

A:Printer Malfunction

Ok, TO fix this Goto http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3301296&rule=11435
and follow everything what the page recommends (its for your specific problem in windows XP).

You might need to download and install the latest drivers at http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?swlinkmsg=100&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3301296

But first complete step 1

Regards
 

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When printing from my new HP 930c printer,it has suddenly started to stop and a message appears 'printer not resonding' and then goes on to continuesly take paper through, printing the top edge with gobbldygook. The printer test page is ok.
This more often that not seems to happen whilst using my scanner, however it has also happened when just printing from computer. The computer sometimes also' locks out'.
Total computer novice, can you point in right direction?
 

A:Printer malfunction

Hi Kabluckyj, welcome to TSG.....

Go to the manufacturer's website and see if you are using the most current printer drivers.
 

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OS, XP Home Ed.
MY Deskjet 720 C HP Printer has quit printing in MS Word, Notepad and Word pad. It will print material from the web but is erratic and will not print from selection option. I have reinstalled both the printer and MS Word software to no avail. There is no updated driver available for it. The printer will eject two blank pages when attempting to print from a word processor. I would be very grateful for any input.
 

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On my HP photosmart C7280 Printer the Cyan color element does not function and I get an error message Print Alignment Failed and I have cleaned the print heads many times. I get imperfect color printing due to the lack of the Cyan color element not functioning.
 

A:Printer malfunction.

Did you replace the ink cartridge? The cartridge contains the print head. Incidentally, the cyan will have to work because that's the color the alignment light in the printer is looking for.

Courtney
 

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Printer: HP Deskjet 3740
Problem: It prints well and normal on all applications except WP 11. It only started a long delay in printing from Word Perfect about a month ago. It finally prints, but after sometimes several minutes, sometimes one minute.
 

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I have had my HP 1315xi printer for about 1 year now and it has been working fine. All the sudden the 'Check Printer Cartridge' light started blinking and the printer hasn't worked since. I have taken my cartridges in to get them refilled to have them tell me that they were already full. The connections are clean. I have tried unplugging/replugging in the printer--nothing. Also tried holding down the Power and Cancel buttons at the same time--again nothing. Any ideas? Thanks!!
 

A:HP Printer 1315xi Malfunction

is this the method you used

http://www.ehow.com/how_7213670_reset-hp-psc-1315.html

check the chips and contacts are clean

also check this

http://www.ehow.com/how_7427761_reset-level-hp-ink-cartridge.html
 

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Where can I find a parts manual for my HP deskjet 3820, The black cartridge doesn't function properly and it leaks the ink I believe there is a part missing where the cartridge goes.
 

A:Printer malfunction Hpdeskjet 3820

Bill,

Go to the HP site, and with a search for "deskjet 3820" you will find the manuals that they have available in downloadable PDF format. They also have a CD available with parts information.

Question: Is your cartridge a refill, or a knockoff? Or is it a Genuine HP first use?
 

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Hi,
I searched but didn't find this. I am a newbie--so maybe I missed it. Please direct me if I did that.
I just installed Adobe 9.0 and my printer now will start to work and then stop. It won't print a test page. It gives a little sound just before stopping like a soft pop like a bottle cork removed. I suspect it is connected to the Adobe upgrade. Any advice. Thanks Tama

Windows XP Dell dimension 2400 H-P printer 610C
 

A:printer malfunction and adobe upgrade

Tama:

I doubt that installing Adobe Reader 9.0 is causing your printer problems. The only way to find out for sure though is to uninstall Adobe Reader 9.0 and then restart.

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The HP Deskjet 610C is quite an old printer. It doesn't even have printer software for Windows XP. It's possible that it picked this time to crap out on you.

You might seriously consider replacing it with one of these all-in-one models:

http://www.shopping.hp.com/product/printer/Deskjet/1/storefronts/CB656A%23B1H

http://www.shopping.hp.com/product/printer/Photosmart/1/storefronts/Q8388A%23ABA

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Here's the problem. I have a Simpletech external hard drive that, more or less, worked fine. I had it plugged in via usb, and could access files on it. I recently got an Epson NX415 printer/scanner which has a removable data drive for memory cards (compact flash, sD, etc.). After I installed the printer, I found that my computer wouldn't recognize my external drive anymore. When ever I try to turn it on/plug it in, I get the message "USB Device Not Recognized: One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, etc." Basically, it will recognize that "something" is plugged in, but windows has no idea what. If I unplug my printer from the computer, and turn my drive back on, it is detected just fine and I can access all my files. Plug the printer back in, the drive still works until I turn it off or restart the computer. If both Printer and External HD are plugged in, the HD malfunctions, but not with the HD alone. I've tried uninstalling all usb drivers also, no dice. It seems that the printer is doing "something" but I have no idea what, it doesn't even seem physically possible that the presence of the printer should have anything to do with the hard drive other than them both being plugged in via USB. Each is running on their own power cord and I've tried different USB port combinations for both devices.
 

A:USB Hard drive malfunction in conjunction with printer

Hi, This is not an uncommon problem. It would seem likely that you unplugged the USB cable from the external drive while data was being transmitted or without clicking on the 'Safely Remove Hardware' icon in your Systray. I have just done the same thing by mistake when pulling out a plug. Whether there is some service that can help you by reading your disk, I am not sure. I guess that I'm about to find out! I suggest you obtain USB 2 cables with LEDs that are colour coded or use coloured tape to denote which cable connector is which on your USB sockets. I will post again with any progress I make, colpurps
 

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Multi printer,scan and copier machines don't function correctly in area of scanner due to missing file apdproxy.exe whic I believe is from Adobe has anyone else had this problem and how is it solved ?

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hello all,

I'm stumped. My other half has managed to completely kill this particular machine. I've tried to do some of the standard things -but they won't even run.. so as I'm desperate for help.. here's my log.

Many, many Thanks in advance for your help!

-victor


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:43:45 PM, on 3/30/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic Professional 7\SMSystemAnalyzer.exe
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A:strange anti virus + printer malfunction?

BUMP please.

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I have learned a fix that worked for me while experiencing printer problems in Vista and receiving a message that read something like (Spool32.exe not present) anyhow the fix came by going into regedit and making a change. Now don't take this lightly as changing anything in your registry can really mess up your machine. Make sure you save a version of it to a safe location before making this change. Now go to start button, then programs, then accessories, then command prompt. at prompt type REGEDIT and hit enter.. This should open up the windows Registry editor. once open export a version of it to a safe place or even onto a removable disk. and name it something like regedit safehold or something like that. actually doing a SYSTEM RESTORE POINT here would be a good idea.. now once thats done , just like My computer you need to find a folder called SPOOLER In the left Pane. so under EDIT Click FIND and type in SPOOLER and hit find next.
(otherwise open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Spooler Ok Just about done... once in SPOOLER Directory look to right pane and find DEPEND ON SERVICE now see what it says under the DATA Heading If it says anything other than RPCSS then highlight it and change it to RPCSS you don't need to save this unless it asks. but as you've closed it up then reopen it again to see if it held the new command.

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A:Fixing Spool32.exe Error Causing Printer Malfunction

Now THESE are the kind of fixes that I like to see! I love little simple registry changes that make a huge problem go away! Although, it's too bad that I wasn't having this problem in the first place.........mrhrmmrhrm......... 'kinda makes me wish I was having this problem.

*bump*

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I recently purchased an HP ProBook 450 G3. I am using two passport compact 1 TB drives with my laptop's two USB 3.0 ports. In normal use there is no problem. However, when I copy a lot of data from one to the other (or from one to the laptop's internal drive) the drives keep disconnecting. I know this because first I will get a copying error saying either the source or the destination is missing. Then I will hear the "chime" that Windows makes when a USB device connects or disconnects. Then the autoplay window for the Passport drive will appear. It seems that it spontaneously disconnects and then reconnects. I can continue using it for a time afterward, but it always spontaneously disconnects at some point, always when I am doing large data transfers.

I wondered if I have a poor physical connection---the USB plugs seem a bit loose. I checked if there is any vibration or movement that could break the connection, but so far there is no evidence that anything is moving. The disconnection always happens when a lot of data is being transferred, while the drives are sitting completely still.

Any ideas how to debug this?

A:Hard drive malfunction? USB port malfunction? Or just normal?

This is a hard situation to diagnose from a distance IMO. "Loose" is somewhat subjective, and barring serious abuse the only kinds of usb connectors & ports I've ever seen fail mechanically are mini and micro USB2 types.

I'd be inclined to suspect the drives first, especially if they are from the same family and were produced around the same time (the "bad batch" phenomenon). Have you tried to reproduce the problem on other machines, or with different drives on your machine?

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i used comodo cleaner,,the wiper function,,what a mistake, all my shortcuts,, favorites, program access are disabled, all the desktop icons wont finish loading, and they dont work, cant use system restore either,, programs are still there in files , they wont load , all icons for programs will not appear , any ideas where to go to fix this, ?

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did it give you the option to back up before wiping? if so you can use that, or try system restore in safe mode.

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Hello i Have the above problem while I try to share a printer on a domain network.
My windows firewall (localy) is also damage, is that the problem that I have to solve first?

Windows 8  - cannot share a printer error message appears "[Window Title] Printer Properties  [Main Instruction] Printer settings could not be saved.  There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper.   [OK]

A:Windows 8 - cannot share a printer error message appears "[Window Title] Printer Properties [Main Instruction] Printer settings could not be saved. There are no more endpoints available from the endpoint mapper. [OK]

You may need to reinstall the printer. Remove the printer driver from Control Panel\Programs and Features, then add the printer from Devices and Printers.

Please note that if the printer driver is not in the list in Devices and Printers, I suspect that the printer is currently not compatible with Windows 8. In this case I suggest you contact the printer manfuacturer for more information.
Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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when I started up this am everything on screen was smaller, icons, print, and everything. When i shut it odd last nite I used same procedure I always use. Have ran a virus scan and was clean. Can you help , please?
 

A:Malfunction

sounds like your screen resolution has changed, try right click on desktop and then click on properties, click on settings and change the resolution to a lower size.

Bill
 

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my computer just switch it's self on and it displays the HP logo and it switch it's self off again and it keeps repeating that..... need help please.... I can't work on it.

A:malfunction of PC

How about identifying your notebook with its complete product name or number. See the sticker on the box that it was delivered in.

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My IE browser is erratic and doesn't show all graphics. Would you recommend a reset as a remedy? Have tried endless work a rounds without success. Please advise.

A:IE malfunction

What version of Windows & IE?

Try resetting IE to the defaults.
In XP its Control panel - Internet options - advanced tab - reset button at the bottom right.

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I have left my PC working continuously for 3 months now and everything was fine .. until suddenly I heard a weird ticking sound wich after the computer freezed and stopped responding .. then each time I restart the problem occurs again and again (about 5 minutes after res.) ...

any Ideas what the problem is ???

and thnx in advance ...
 

A:a malfunction ???

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Hi, when i turn on my dell latitude 5430 i recieve a message on black background that says:

Fan malfunction
to continue press F1 key
to change setup option press F2 key
to run onboard diagnostics press f5 key.

I've ran onboard diagnostics but it did not find any issues. what should i do about the fan? the warranty is still up to date.

A:Fan malfunction

if it is still under warranty, you should call Dell to arrange for a replacement for the fan.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop with XP Home Edition on it. All of my drives and devices connect externally and I access them through 3 different USB ports. A week ago I began having problems with my USB ports.

When I turn on my laptop, the devices (a mouse, keyboard and printer) initially are recognized and run well. Then I hear the noise from the comp as if I unplugged a device and my mouse, keyboard and printer are all no longer recognized by the comp. Sometimes I hear the noise as if I plugged them back in, sometimes I don't hear that noise but get an error message saying that my devices are not working properly and need to be replaced. All of my devices are in reality functioning properly. There does not seem to be consistency in when the USB ports stop functioning. During this time I am not touching the connections and at times am not even actively using the comp.

Do I have a trojan virus? or are my USB ports beginning to simply malfunction?
Any suggestions would be really appreciated. I can't do much with a laptop that cannot save a file to a disk or print a file. I have ad ware and spy ware removal tools (ad aware, spybot search and destroy, spyguard) as well as an updated firewall and antivirus (zone alarm suite) running on the comp. No major risks or problems have been found by these programs.
Thanks!

A:USB Malfunction

Try this: Go to start, control panel, system, click the hardware tab, and click device manager, click the plus next to Universal Serial Bus controllers, and right click and click uninstall on any USB root hubs. Then restart your computer and windows should detect your usb and reinstall the drivers.

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I have a Atapi 6x/32x dvd-rom. Recently, when attempting to insert and install any type of software...dvd or cd it causes my computer to crash and I need to reboot. Sometimes, at that point a warning appears during the reboot process indicating...fatal exception OE: page fault and lists too many numbers to repeat. Could this be hardware or software problems? I have a 2 year old micron 450MHz Intel II that required a hard drive replacement last year (13.0 GB Ultra ATA66 Hard Drive) after emmiting the "sound of Death" Any one have any clues? Thank you
Lisa.
 

A:dvd-rom malfunction?

For starters, go to start/settings/control panel/system/device manager/ cdrom tab, is it listed correctly , does it have any error indicators. If not, try selecting it, hit remove, reboot and reinstall the drive and software that came with it.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 805 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8159 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a, 32 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 833189 MB; G: Total - 953857 MB, Free - 716403 MB;
Motherboard: BIOSTAR Group, N68S3B
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I am experiencing a malfunction where sometimes my screen will partially or completely become covered with horizontal lines. It can happen at any time. On or off line. It happens in my photo program sometimes blocking out whole or partial pics. I can roll my mouse wheel up and down and it will disappear. It happens completely at random. I uploaded a screenshot to look at. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Please help!

Today I downloaded the latest version of Internet Explorer and shortly thereafter I received a message "USB Malfunction...Device not recognized" I was not sure what "device" the message was referring to.

After that, I noticed my LINKSYS Wireless Icon was missing not allowing me to log on to the internet. There are two other PC's on our wireless network which are working fine.

How do I fix this and get my LINKSYS Wireless Icon back???

Thanks,

Cheri

A:USB Malfunction???

go to device manager

in the device manager uninstall all listed usb
shut down

unplug all usb plugs
reboot twice
after that replug and check it.
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I wrote files to my 3.5 floppy disk in my xp's floppy dd and went to my friend's house and tried to read the files on her xp using her fdd. It said disk not formated!!?

Cause? Remedy?
 

A:3.5 fdd malfunction

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DEAR ALL

While installing usb modem of tata i am getting a msg USB MALFUNCTIONED.

PLEASE RECTIFY

A:Usb Malfunction

Hi sunsandy4u and welcome to TSF,

Have you looked in the Task Manager to see if you have any Yellow marks by the usb hubs on the tree in the left pane? If so, that would indicate a driver problem.

My modem is usb and required a download into it for it to function properly. The software came with the modem. Also, try another usb port if you have one on your computer.

Hope this might help,
Mack1

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Trying to open mail from my home page I am asked for confirmation of my password. A blank white page opens with the address bar flashing(?) Can anyone help? It started when I upgraded to IE10 so I reverted to IE9. The problem still persists.Can I completely uninstall IE and start again?
Attached is the page in question.

Herefordian

A:IE malfunction

Make sure all Windows updates are marked "Successful". If your mail is Yahoo, AT&T or any SBC company they're having trouble with the new mail so the problem might not be on your end.

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DEP processing is flaky. Setting /noexecute=OptOut and adding HP digital monitor to the exceptions list does not cause DEP enable for all processes.

No 'restart needed' popup is displayed....
?? CHROME, AVAST, FIREFOX all show DEP (permanent). All others DISABLED.....
?? setting /noexecute=AlwaysOn works, all processes DEP'd, BUT disallows HP digital monitor (can print, cannot scan or retrieve printer info).
I do have Administrator privileges but thought I noticed a popup (IIRC) re two items (processes?) not functioning, CIMV2? perhaps and one other. WBEMTEST checked for DEP 3 (OptOut), verified it was set (I forget the Superclass now, under root/cimv2).
Is this a Startup issue of some kind? Something not loading? GPEDIT under XP not helpful unless DISabling access to various options.
Thanks.... :-/

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Hello everyone, first time poster, so sorry if I mess up ^^

Anyways, I just got a new laptop, specifically a Lenovo 80XS0086IX Ideapad 320-15ABR. Initially it all seemed fine, but as I used it I noticed several problems: 1) it cannot remain in sleep mode for long. After a while, it just switches off abruptly. I have tried several combinations of lid closed/open, power cord in/out, but eventually the result is always the same. 2) When powering it on after these shutdowns, the trackpad does not recognize multiple-fingers gestures, requiring a restart. 3) The disk usage frequently goes up to 100% despite no ongoing activity. 4) Sometimes, pressing the power button to power it on results in the disk starting, then abruptly stopping, then restarting again several times, before the laptop finally starts. 5) The system sometimes freezes for several seconds, even the cursor stops, only to resume any input movement later.

I have tried everything in my knowledge: I updated the BIOS, the HDD firmware, installed all Windows updates, fresh-installed Windows, but nothing seems to work (although the HDD thing apparently solved the "always 100%" problem). I ran both Windows in-built check-disk and third party programs to check for errors on the HDD, but none showed up. I'd be really glad if it was something I can fix at home, since I really need this machine to study, so sending it to be repaired/replaced back at Amazon is my very last option due to time. Hope you guys can h... Read more

A:Possible HDD malfunction

LofB said:





I just got a new laptopClick to expand...

u mean....brand new???
 

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My IE browser is erratic and doesn't show all graphics. Would you recommend a reset as a remedy? Have tried endless work a rounds with out success. Please advise
 

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I keep getting this error "One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it". And if I leave my PC on to long the keyboard, mouse, and sometimes even the monitor stop working. I've tried unplugging the keyboard and mouse (which are not USB) and plugging them back in, but to no avail.
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks

Edit: It's a Dell Dimension 8400
 

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I have a current issue with my laptop that I would like some assistance on. When I go to play a computer game (such as DOTA 2), the CPU fan malfunctions a few minutes into playing the game and then intermittently switches off then on until I shut the computer off for a while. Is there any way to fix this issue? I have already updated my bios and it did not help.

A:CPU Fan Malfunction

Hi jdendrin,

First and foremost, please post your computer specs. Posting computer specs definitely helps us troubleshoot computer issues more efficiently. What is the brand/model of your laptop? Do you have warranty on your laptop? It's possible that the fan inside your laptop is dying.

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I have a laptop with a F1 key Malfunction, when Windows XP loads and my desktop appears it then loads help and support continuously, finally locking up the system.
My question is how can i stop F1 from running help, is there some windows service that i can turn off permanently? So that the F1 key means nothing? Replacing the keyboard is not an option for me at this time!

Thanks
 

A:F1 key Malfunction

You can disable the Help and Support service from the Services management console (Start > Run > services.msc), or from a cmd prompt: sc stop helpsvc, then sc config helpsvc start= disabled.
 

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Can anyone help me here, my usb flash pen drive got malfunctions and i want to know how to repair or how to i get back my usb.
1.when inserted lights no showing
2.operating system says malfunction

so pliz pliz help
 

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It is dificult to type because as I'm going along, something causes my cursor to jump back in the middle of sentence. I am constantly having to go back and edit.
 

A:Key malfunction

Are you using a laptop ? Maybe the touch pad is too sensitive. You can adjust that in the Control panel I think.
 

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Hello all,

Well, to get right into it, my PSU conked out. I shut down my computer (Start > Turn Off Computer . . .), it didn't automatically turn off like it normally does. So, I tried the power switch, nothing happened. Finally, I flipped the switch on the PSU. Obviously, it was off now.
The next day, I went to turn it on, and it didn't. I tested the power switch, it was fine, so the next thing to check was the PSU. Took it to a computer service store, they tested it, it was dead. I sent it back to the company, they sent me a brand new one. And that brings us to today.

I installed the PSU in my computer, hooked it up to everything (mb, harddrive, video card, CD-Rom, fans). I pushed the power button, the PSU lit up (it has a lighted fan on it) and the fan went on, this lasted about a second, then it shut off. Well, then I went through step-by-step:
- Connected only the motherboard to the PSU - turned on, stayed on, beeped.
- Connected the motherboard and the larger fan - turned on, stayed on, beeped.
- Connected the motherboard, larger fan, and the harddrive - turned on, stayed on, beeped.
- Connected the motherboard, larger fan, hard drive, and video card - turned on, stayed on, did not beep. (apparently it was beeping because there was no video output.
- Connected the motherboard, larger fan, hard drive, video card, and plugged everything into the back of the computer - turned on, stayed on.
- Connected everything listed above, plus the smaller fan, turned an... Read more

A:PSU Malfunction

Although there are things like power surges and lightning strikes that could kill a PSU, there is really no reason to try to come up with a scenario for what happened. Often they just die and it can be without warning. I think you are saying that now everything works. If the new PSU suddenly quits then you may have a problem that needs to be figured out.

The fan set up looks pretty standard.
 

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Originally Posted by johnwill


Have you opened Disk Management and see if the drive is there?

Try this:

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.




I'm having the same problem I was making a copy of Microsoft word processor so I could transfer it over to another computer during copying windows lost my jump stick for a second then reconnected this caused the files to become corrupt I deleted the files and tried again it copied with no problems but when I plugged in the other computer I got the USB malfunction message I tried it in my computer and my friends laptop and got the same message. I tried the above steps with no luck.

A:USB malfunction message

If your USB device is recognized and gets a drive letter in My Computer/Windows Explorer but has a problem or you can't view the files; Then go to Start/Run and type CMD and hit enter. In the Command Prompt type the drive letter of the USB Flash Drive (i.e: E: or whatever) the command prompt now displays the drive letter for the flash. Now type chkdsk /f/r and hit enter. Now type a Y and hit enter to unmount the drive. the check disk utility will try and fix any errors on the Flash drive.

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Hi, My keyboard is malfunctioning. Sometimes it's just the numbers but other times it is the whole keyboard. I can't log on or use it at all.  Any thoughts on what I can do to fix this? I have attempted a hard re-start and refresh but with no success. The chromebook is out of warrenty. Many Thanks, Alice

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First time I have run into a problem I could not solve myself. I have a Coby TFTV2224 LCD TV that I am using as a monitor connected by VGA, which is the only port on this emachines POS.

The problem is that no matter what settings I have in nVidia control panel, resolution, refresh, etc.. the screen blinks out and comes back like it was just turned on. The power light never goes off. even better.... the input randomly changes from VGA to component or sometimes AV or HDMI, even more rare it will work fine for a period of time then the tv will randomly mute and unmute itself.

I had thought it was a driver issue, but after installing new drivers for motherboard, chipset, graphics, it seemed to clear up only to come back, not as frequent, but still came back.

I now have a fresh install of Windows 7 with automatic updates done, and nVidia graphics drivers.
What should I do? Where should I turn?

Thanks,
foulmouthbarnowl

$*#&% *#*@ #$&*#

EDIT: I have tried an LCD pc monitor and it works fine, all normal vga monitors work, just not this HD LCD.
 

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I'm trying to set up a wireless network but I get a message that the flash disk is write protected. How do I remove the write protect? Also, the disk no longer shows up in 'My Computer' as 'Flash Disk' but as SOFTWARE'. Is the disk knackered?

[email protected] or Bert:
 

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A good friend of mine was using her laptop (IBM Thinkpad A31 running WinXP) and spilled a very small amount of liquid (soda) on the Pause/Break-Scroll Lock/Print key block. A few minutes after, the laptop BSOD'd, giving her a 'HARDWARE MALFUNCTION' error and ***SYSTEM HALTED***. She also believes that she may have bumped it while attempting to clean the spill.

Subsequently, when she attempts to turn on the computer, the fan/power light come on (sounds as though it's booting regularly) but the screen remains black and there is an error beep sequence of 4 (short) beeps, 4 times over, and then stops (though the power light/fan remain on) like:

4-4-4-4, 4-4-4-4, 4-4-4-4, 4-4-4-4

This was perplexing to me, as it's no error code I've ever heard of. She believes that the error was caused by the liquid, but it was a very small amount, and was cleaned immediately.

Any help on this would be appreciated.
 

A:Laptop Malfunction

Well, soda is one of the worst things to pour in your laptop! I think at a minimum you need to have it partially disassembled to determine how much of that "very small amount" got into something critical.

I think she's very likely right about the soda, since it's very corrosive.
 

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pendrives malfunction for xp

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