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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

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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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As the title says. 3 year old laptop that otherwise is still great, now useless due to Lenovo not updating the bios and preventing me from updating windows which made adobe illustrator and photoshop stop working, can't download codecs, etc. Windows support said until lenovo updates the bios I'm out of luck and have a useless machine. I can browse the internet and use apps that haven't tried to update... Lenovo was a great machine. I was a big fan. Due to lack of support for older machines and this ridiculous issue I would never recommend any business professional like me to purchase one. To have it literally just stop working one day due to lack of software upkeep on lenovo is just silly. Is this how you make people buy new computers? It worked, except I'm going to go to best buy and ask them to sell me a machine that won't stop suddenly due to the manufacturer not keeping it up to date. For the record this is the second time this has happened and lenovo updated a few weeks later. I use this for work and can not deal with my apps not working for weeks while I wait for lenovo to roll out updates... SO, dear Lenovo, update the bios of the y50-70, serial: CB36361936

A:My y50-70 is now useless due to lenovo not updating bios preventing me from updating windows.

What version of Windows are you running right now, what version are you trying to update to, and what error are you getting? Per Lenovo (see link below), that model is compatible with Windows 10 1809, but has not yet been certified for Microsoft's just released May 1903 update. Lenovo devices tested for Windows 10 version 1809https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht507291 When Microsoft makes major OS updates, the manufactures of hardware devices in your system such as like Intel, Synaptics and Realteck etc. may need to provide updated drivers to computer manufacturers such as Lenovo etc. so their hardware will work properly.  Windows 10 version 1903 is just now rolling out, so I cannot believe that Adobe is requiring version 1903 for codec updates etc.    I also find it hard to believe that it is a BIOS issue, and would guess that most likely Microsoft is blowing you off with that excuse, because there are many Y50-70 systems running Windows 10 already using the old BIOS. Windows 10 Drivers page for Lenovo Y50-70https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-y-series-laptops/y50-70-note...    Cheers,

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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 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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Results Found For: exe files start to open but instantly crash into a "run or save" downloads box, showing chopper pc as publisher for all exe files. I am chopper, and chopper pc is the name of my laptopp. if i hit run, its says "the
programs publisher coulden be verified. are you sure you want to run the program?            

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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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Hi guys,

In a bit of a pickle right now! I have 2 USB devices which used to work on my laptop but now don't, Vista is chucking up an error saying the USB device has malfunctioned. First item is a Polaroid digicam, the other an all-in-one memory card reader.

I have uninstalled all USB devices and restarted but same error popping up at the bottom right hand side.

Kind of stuck here! My iPod Touch, my wifes iPod Nano and several other USB devices work fine so I'm stumped!!

Cheers

Paul
 

A:USB Device Malfunction

bump! any help much appreciated!
 

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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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My system is Windows Vista and as of late my screensaver will not work. I have reset it over and over and nothing I do will help. I have an Acer Aspire 5715-4740 laptop intel pentium processer. Can anyone out there address this problem and help me with some a few pointers to try. Thank You very much appreciated. Rose
 

A:screensaver malfunction

Do you by any chance have a wireless or wired microsoft mouse?

I have had a similar issue with my Wired Microsoft Mouse and its "Intellipoint" Driver

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/911895

Some claim this issue only occurs with the wireless versions of certain microsoft devices. I found that for me, It occur whenever Intellipoint 6.2 was installed. The Same version of Intellipoint also caused my Vista Sidebar to cease working... as detailed here http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista-7/805947-solved-windows-sidebar-crashes-every.html

Anyway if you have a microsoft mouse/device that uses Intellipoint try removing the intellipoint software and checking if the issue still occurs. Or Try upgrading to the latest version of Intellipoint, which at the time of writing is 6.3
 

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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?
 

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Hi

Please solve this mess!!!!

ty

Mehmet
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:36:29 PM, on 8/2/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)

Running processes:
D:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
D:\Program Files\Tall Emu\Online Armor\oasrv.exe
D:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
D:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
D:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\WINDOWS\system32\crypserv.exe
D:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
D:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
D:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\wdfmgr.exe
D:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
D:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
D:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
D:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\NBHGui.exe
D:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCD.exe
D:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
D:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
D:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxpers.exe
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A:computer malfunction

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PC description: MultiSync FE700; MS 2000 Millenium Edition; Classic Winows; Internet Explorer;Hot-Mail.

2.5-months ago my PC suddenly mal-functioned. None of the HELP buttons work. PROLEMS ARE:
1) Upon receiving an incoming email one cannot edit it - the message is frozen.
2) Upon CLICKING SEND/SEND ALL/FORWARD the message appears in a new window - but the message is hidden behind a BLANK wall. A SLIT appears in the wall allowing me to see one line of the message. I can slowly scroll down one line at a time.
3) I can reply to the incoming message only by typing into the slit, but can see only one line of my reply at a time as I scroll down.
4) I once used Outlook Express. I have folders and files stored there (?) in MY DOCUMENTS. But I am unable to highlight pics , or filea there, and transfer them to my Hot Mail folders.
Thnx much,
 

A:MS & HotMail Malfunction

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My computer was working perfectly fine up until today. Now everytime i try to connect something to my computer via the usb ports a mesage pops up that states " one of the usb devices attached tot his computer has malfunctioned and windows does not recognize it". If anyone has any idea on how to fix this problem it would be greatly apprecited. I've already tried uninstalling and then reinstalling the usb drivers.

A:USB port malfunction

I had this problem with a jump drive and it ended up being the jump drive itself not the USB ports. Try another USB device and see what happens.

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hi everyone im having a problem with my keyboard i started my computer and when i started typing my password it wasn't working so when i pressed the backspace button it was gettin counted as characters in the password box...

eventually it let me put my password in and everything loaded fine and when i clicked on firefox it opened up fine but when i try to type in the address bar and i press w as im trying to type www. it closes the browser so i reopen it and try it again...same thing also i notice that when i open folders they keep opening in new folder windows which is not how it was last night when i went to sleep

so i think it might go a little further then my keyboard but that is where i noticed the problem started i have no idea what it could be or how to fix it..

have any of you ever had a similar problem ???

i have a compaq SR5030NX desktop running windows vista

all answers appreciated thanks.

A:keyboard malfunction

Looks like you have the Fn key enabled. Try pressing it (if you can find it) and see how it goes.

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

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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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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ok guys, I really need your help pleeeeeeease!!!

I have the same problem that Jordan Clout, and I've tried the same things that he did with his USB and the solution that worked for him... but without the same result, the F*@# usb device is still unknown.

" Solved: USB Device Malfunction
I recently purchased a USB stick for school related matters. I managed to save my files to the USB stick from our home computer without any issues, worked on some of those files at school and when I tried to access them later at home I encountered a problem. I'm unable to read anything on the USB stick as my computer now doesn’t recognize the device .

It may be co-incidental but I'm also getting an error message when I try to print any document from the hard drive. I've tried different ports and neither the USB stick nor the printer works. I can print a test page direct from the printer itself.

When attempting to print an error message appears as follows:

'One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned and Windows does not recognise it'. I've looked into the port location and it indicates that 'no drivers are installed for this device'. The device is enabled and I've performed the Toubleshoot without any success.

I have checked the cables and all connections appear OK.

I've looked through the Device Manager and checked the USB Controllers. For the 'unknown device' I proceeded through Properties... Read more

A:WD USB Drive malfunction

C'mon Guys! somebody???... anybody?...
 

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Hello, my task manager got blocked saying it was blocked by the administrator when I'm am the only user on this computer. My desktop background was changed to a bunch of colors, and my virus program scanners kept saying I had trojans and my computer keeps trying to open these programs, such as svc.exe and odb.exe. Although I denied them thru McAfee security, they keep returning.Although I have scanned with AVG and Spybot search & destroy, these programs still keep trying to run and computer is still acting funny. Please advise.
Thank you
 

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Okay so i was browsing on chrome when suddenly i noticed my words were in upper case without me turning on the caps lock then i saw that some keys like the *s* became *ws*.. and some other keys.. wanted to restart my laptop and the ctrl al del didnt work. Went to look at my keyboard settings everything seemed fine. My language options input all fine ! Ive been searching for the cause and fix but nothing. I refreshed it. I reisntalled it my win8.1. Same problem. Im considered this might be a hardware problem. The laptop isnt even 1 year old. I clean it so the keyboard is clean never spilled anything on it never had the pc overheat. I actually barelly use it. Please someone help.
 

A:Keyboard malfunction

Definitely sounds like a physical keyboard issue. Since you say the laptop is less than a year old I'd be contacting the manufacturer as self repairs will void the warranty and if it's a known issue it may even be covered by the warranty.
 

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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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I have a computer that recently has begun acting strange. It is running extremely slow and the darker parts of the picture are shimmering a green glowing color. The computer has Windows XP version 5.1, with 500MB Ram and 10GB Hard drive.

I ran Malwarebyte's anti malware and it removed 2 infections, but the problem is getting worse instead of better. I also did a defrag on the hard drive using defraggle, and i cleaned up all the temp files. I ran HiJackthis and here is the log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:44:04 PM, on 5/17/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ZSSnp211.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Domino.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
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From one day to another, those two devices dissapeared from My PC in Win 2000.
According to windows, their is a malfunction with both drivers (conected with the same IDE cable), in which windows cannot load their drivers (error called: code 31) for the ATAPI CDROM and the HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8240B devices.

I tried to remove and re-install their drivers (then reboot the system) and nothing happened . Then i tried updating those drivers but the problem still persists.

I would be enormously thankful if some one could help me with this, since i need inmediatetely those devices to work.

Bye
 

A:CD and CD-RW drives MALFUNCTION

I have had bad cables that have done the same thing. Try new cable.
 

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