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Updating Malfunction

Q: Updating Malfunction

I recently had to rebuild my PC because I was unable to login into it in normal mode. It is not rebuilt, but it seems when I run updates it either freezes during the process or something. Last night, there were 113 updates that I waited for about an hour and a half to complete. The next batch there was 91. I left my machine on all night so it could do the 91 updates. When I went to bed, it was at 48, and when I woke up it was at 48. Now, after restarting, all I'm getting is

"Preparing to configure Windows...
Do not turn off your computer."

It's been saying this now for at least 10 minutes. Is there something wrong here???
Very frustrating!

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Preferred Solution: Updating Malfunction

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Updating Malfunction

Do you install sp1 first?

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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, ?

A:shortcuts malfunction program access malfunction

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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Not all my lightweight gateways are updating automatically.  Is there a way to force the update?

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I have downloaded the bois from the lenovo official site. But when I am updating its show the error message not for this notebook . I have lenovo g500s laptop .other people also facing same issue for the same laptop .please help ...Thanks in advance...











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A:Lenovo g500s bios updating problem. While updating...

Pan761,
 
The correct version of BIOS update has been just released - BIOS Update for Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit)
 
Now there should be no problems with it's  installation.
 
Regards,

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Hello everyone,
Recently, I updated my HP laptop from windows 8 to windows 8.1. I got critical message from HP Support Assistant asking to update the drivers. I went to HP website, and see all the drivers specified for my laptop. I didnt get which one I have to install. I dont want to install unnecessary things that could harm the functionality of my laptop. Anyway, I opened the device manager in my laptop and checked the update for every driver. But, this message still appears to me. Any tips that can help me? Do you know the specified drivers I have to install? Or, Do you know a specific source I can use to know the needed drivers?
Thanks

A:Updating from Win8 to Win 8.1. It needs updating drivers!

There's nothing "unnecessary" about the drivers, every piece of HW needs one.

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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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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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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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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 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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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 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 ...
 

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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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DVD Drive : LG HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H42N
OS : XP
My computer expertise : Average

Problem : Recent. Drive reads only one DVD. If next DVD/CD inserted, drive does not recognise it.

I have to uninstall and reinstall drive for each disc.

reloaded LG DVD writer solution. No us

Can anybody give me a solution
 

A:DVD drive malfunction

Lens Cleaner CD DVD
http://cgi.ebay.com/Scotch-3M-Laser...ryZ48643QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
 

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I am hoping someone can help me. I am struggling with old technology here. Am trying to fix up an old P3 500mhz for my 3year old son as he is constantly on our home pc and has a habit of going into system files as well. Hazardous!!!!

The P3 is responding every pheriperal tested seperately on my new dualcore pc and it works. The Hdd works, had to cap limit it to run in the P3, the keyboard works, everything. But as soon as I plug in the keyboard on the P3 it works in bios but stops as soon as Win Xp starts with the installation process. Have plugged in my own keyboard on USB and ps2 mode and it all just stops working as soon as Windows installation starts running.

What to do? Any suggestions? Am desparate. Please

A:Keyboard Malfunction

Boot into Setup (Bios) and look for USB Legacy and/or PS/2 or some such and make sure it is Enabled

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Two weeks ago discovered WinDVD software packaged with my 5 year old Dell 4100. After loading software, DVD film ran normally. Tonite when a DVD inserted after opening program, film would not run only a minute and then freeze. Removed software and after reloading following message appeared " An exception OE has occurred at 0028:C0030AEC in V&D. This was called from 0028:C1813C99 in V&D. It may be possible to continue normally." Any help in figuring out solution to this problem will be much appreciated.
 

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I'm not sure if this is the right forum or not. Feel free to move it if I've placed it wrong.

I've got a Dell Optiplex GX280, Windows XP Pro SP2, and a DVD burner and for some reason, DVD-Rs won't play in it anymore. Commercial DVDs seem to work, but DVD-Rs won't. I've got one in there right now, and it won't even recognize there's a disc in there.

The software that pops up when a commercial DVD is put in is that PowerDVD proggy. It won't recognize my DVD-Rs either.
 

A:DVD drive malfunction?

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Just last night my computer was fine before I went to sleep, but when I awoke it would'nt start. Allowing it to boot normally it attempts to startup from IPv4 (fails) and then IPv6 (also fails) and moves on to say No bootable device - Please restart system. Attempting to go into bios (f2 for me) to check the startup order it freezes entirely. Attempting to boot from a disk doesn't seem to do anything (currently attempting to, but it has sat idle for over two hours without any signs of it ever reading the disk). What may be wrong, what can I do, or what do I need to replace?
 

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Whenever i run some games the screen goes black. The game does load, i can hear the audio from menus and such, but i get no video. This problems didn't exist until i updated to windows 10, and all these games run normally on it. I used to many of them in this exact computer. I really don't know what to do, feels like i updated and lost all graphical capacity.

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My clipboard keep printing an image of my desktop. I must press the control key and delete the image to copy/paste. I ran spybot and avast antivirus checks with nothing found. Anyone have any idea on what is happening? I even reinstalled the clpbrd.exe. It's driving me batty.

A:Win XP Clipboard malfunction

Is the print screen key stuck? You could try another keyboard and see if it still happens.

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I Just Had My Computer Restored, + The Internet Just Got Put Back Up, Now iTunes Won't Work + There Is A Box That Pops Up Every Time I Try To Get Onto My iTunes, It Says "iTunes Has Encountered A Problem + Needs To Close, We Are Sorry For The Inconvenience" But Then It Keeps Doing It, Over + Over, I Haven't Been Able To Open My iTunes..
 

A:iTunes Malfunction ?

Have you tried downloading the latest version of Itunes and reinstalling it?
 

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I have the T-Mobile MDA, which uses Microsoft Mobile 5.0. Since I installed Norton Anti-Virus, Firewall & System Works 2006, I cannot sync my device. I have uninstalled and reinstalled Active Sync, have checked the firewall, have hard-reset the mobile device, used Norton Go Back and still get the error code 85010014. For some reason I get the following message: "Active Sync encountered a problem on the desktop. Support Code 85010014. I feel like I have tried everything and now my hard-reset has caused me to have a pda with no information since nothing will sync. HELP! thanks.
 

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Following a major glitch I had to clean my hard drive and begin again.However, iTunes is behaving oddly.When I select either 'Audio' or 'Music' tracks, whilst the picture linked to any track changes as I move from one to another, the sound is locked to the very first track in those listings.Is there a cure for this?
Thanks for any help.
 

A:iTunes malfunction

Try recreating Itunes Library, http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1451. Hope that should work
 

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I have a Mac OS 9.2. The modem will not work. In additon, the modem or whatever runs it spontaneously starts up about every 20 minutes, shutting down the process I am involved with and it does not connect to the internet. Is this a problem with the physical modem or some type of software? What can I do about it? Thanks very Much.
 

A:Modem Malfunction

You might receive more help in the Apple-Macintosh forum. You might need to down load a modem script for your modem. See if the discussions here for Mac OS 9 and earlier will help.
 

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I tried to clear all contents of
 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts
then set security permission to logger user name (Budi) to be clear from:
create key
set value
 
But it responds with icons flickering / blinking very often
so I undo the security setting.. but in middle of registry browsing I came across:
The logging user ACL (Budi) was created for DENY !
 
 
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1TP3Ct51VIK5wEChmu_BgkRE4D-JIq3ox
 
Is it windows 10 behavior or some intruder screwing up ?

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Yesterday, my computer worked perfectly. However, as of today I get a very peculiar situation. The startup seems to work well until I access my desktop, where the computer inexplicably freezes after one or two clicks and everything becomes unclickable. Sometimes, the screen turns white. During the freeze, I am still able to move my mouse around, but absolutely nothing responds past that, including my fervent attempts of using ctrl+alt+delete. When I use safe mode, the computer works well. So far, I have used a disk cleanup, defragment, and spyware search and destroy without any change. I have rebooted multiple times. Please help?

A:Odd startup malfunction

Hi -

See what, if anything installed in the last 24 hours -
START | type perfmon /rel

See if system restore can help - choose restore point prior to yesterday -
START | type rstrui

Run - Driver Verifier - sysnative.com - MVP

Driver Verifier must run for 24 hours minimum or until BSOD. If system BSODs, please run -

BSOD Posting Instructions

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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On first bootup of the day, my computer reaches its normal desktop display, then, after a few seconds, .wuauclt starts its interrogation of my system. This uses 100% CPU capacity (per Task Manager), and every second or third day, it causes my computer to reboot, sometimes two or three times, before the computer stabilises. (Windows XP Pro SP2, AMD Athlon 64 3000 2.1GHz, 1.25MB RAM). I have auto-update set to "Notify me, but don't automatically download and install". Is there a cure for this annoyance?
 

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I've looked around everywhere, and finally decided to try here.

My desktop's keyboard is broken at the moment, most likely from being plugged and unplugged so often. I plugged it in yesterday, the Caps, Num, and Scroll lock lights flashed once then went out. After this it usually works, but lately it has been deactivating itself when plugged in. I usually plug and unplug several times, and it starts working, but no dice this time. I've literyall plugged/unplugged the accursed thing 50 times recently. There are no prongs missing from the plug, nothing in the outlet (vacuumed the dust over the computer yesterday, went over the plug also, but still no go.)...

Asked my friend, he reccomended just buying a new keyboard, but I'm trying to save money. Also, if the new keyboard din't work, then I'd have to get the desktop fixed up. (never trusted warranties.)

Please reply soon, I am going to wipe the computer with the Windows disk soon, and I don't want to lose my files (249 track music collection, 2 gigabyte photo collection, etc)

Running an Emachine Model T3265 i it maters. Using the keyboard that came with it.

-Blackjack
 

A:Keyboard Malfunction

Try cleaning around the pins in the plug with a cotton swab sprayed with WD-40 or a good contact cleaner. This worked for me when the same thing happend to me.

John
 

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I'm getting the errror messages pictured in the screen shots below (also incliding shot of Windows Version). The e-mail sticks on "Authorizing". I am able to log on to comcast.net and get my mail that way but cannot receive on my regular e-mail. I'm using Windows Mail on Vista 32 bit. Any suggestions?

A:E-mail Malfunction

Hello Fred44,
I had issues with my comcast e-mail and had to initiate live chat and have them fix me up. They gave me the settings to put in to get mine working.
So, i am thinking this would be easiest way to resolve your issue.

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Well I'm having a problem, obviously.

I installed a new Seagate external hard drive to my computer to free up some space and deleted all the files that I put on my external drive. Now I'm having an issue with a text document.

I open the text document and instead of text, it shows only boxes going in a straight line way to the right of the file. I've tried changing the size, font, even the color and what the file is saved as, but nothing seems to be working. I had this problem the same day with a different file, and I chalked it up to not having used the file in a long time and just deleted it.

Nothing traumatic to the computer brought this on. I didn't lose power, install any other softward, or turn the computer off before it happened. I was working just fine on the exact same document, and when I closed the document for an hour or so to take a break and then tried to open it again, all I got were boxes.

Is there any way I can recover the text that was in the document?
 

A:Wordpad Malfunction

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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'm having this problem for a long while. I use an Olivetti Olibook 500, with Windows Vista. When I connect to my router it disconnects every 5 minutes. When I bought it around 2 years ago, it didn't have this problem, but we have 2 more laptops now, and I'm not sure if it's a problem related to the other Laptops.
 

A:Router Malfunction

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