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WINDOWS EXPLORER error and computer cannot turn off without plugging the computer

Q: WINDOWS EXPLORER error and computer cannot turn off without plugging the computer


Hi, I have a problem with windows XP. Everytime I turn off my computer by clicking on "turn off computer," I receive an error message popup that states "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to be closed." After that pop-up message, the computer freezes for about a minute and goes back to its normal format (desktop) and the computer DOES NOT TURN OFF.

How do I turn off my computer without unplugging the computer? I try "ctrl+alt+del" to go to the windows task manager to "shut down" the computer but..the computer restarts again and doesnt turn off. Do I have a virus or a windows explorer problem? and how do i fix it? thank you

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Hi, I have a problem with windows XP. Everytime I turn off my computer by clicking on "turn off computer," I receive an error message popup that states "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to be closed." After that pop-up message, the computer freezes for about a minute and goes back to its normal format (desktop) and the computer DOES NOT TURN OFF.

How do I turn off my computer without unplugging the computer? I try "ctrl+alt+del" to go to the windows task manager to "shut down" the computer but..the computer restarts again and doesnt turn off. Do I have a virus or a windows explorer problem? and how do i fix it? thank you

A:WINDOWS EXPLORER error and computer cannot turn off without plugging the computer

check check HELP?

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hello. several times when I am about to shut down my computer, after pressing the 'turn off computer' button, the system freezes for a moment and then i get the message: "windows explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close" with the 'send report' and 'don't send' buttons. I click on don't send and it seems that it re-runs explorer.exe and then i have to press turn off computer again, this time with no problem.

the weird thing is that it doesn't always give me this message. for example if i just start my computer and immediately shut it down, there is no error. it's only after using it for a long time so i guess that it may have something to do with a program or something!?

anyone having the same problem or has anything to suggest? please help, it's really annoying!!


A:Windows Explorer error after pressing Start -> Turn Off Computer!

Well you could turn off error reporting. That would probably make it go away.

Start > control panel > system > advanced tab > error reporting button >
uncheck Enable error reporting > ok, apply and exit.

Then just to be sure that Microsoft doesn't get stubborn on you, go to Start >
in the run menu, type in services.msc > navigate to the error reporting service and double click it > in the "Startup type" window, click on the drop down arrow and select Disabled >
Apply, ok and exit.

You won't see that error again.

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My computer was on and i had the power cord in the top socket in my room and a extension cord in the socket below it. I had the monitor and phone chargers. I plugged in another phone charger that i was going to use with an xbox one controller to play with and the computer turned off and i saw a flash and the socket zapped. I smelt a gross burnt smell coming from something and i noticed a small hole in the power cord that i havent noticed before. The computer would not turn back on. I dont know what to do can someone help me?

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Thank you in advance for reading this. I have not been able to power off my computer for the past few days. When I shutdown my computer, I get a message to end program - explorer.exe, and when I choose either cancel or end now, the message disappears, and then I am left with a blank screen (with just the desktop background left). I have tried waiting (more than 15 min) to see if the computer will power off, but it doesn't, so I just manually turn off the computer by holding the power button.

I started noticing issues with my computer when mozilla firefox stopped responding (I could open the program but not type in anything), and I remember getting a trojan virus warning from avg, but I believe it was removed by avg, and it is not showing up when I run a scan now. Any help with these issues would be greatly appreciated.

OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel Pentium III Xeon processor, x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2028 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 109684 MB, Free - 57260 MB; G: Total - 80768 MB, Free - 15785 MB;
Motherboard: Apple Inc., Mac-F42C89C8
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:52:01 PM, on 2/29/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17108)
Boot mode: Normal

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Phone: Blackberry Curve 8330 with an 8 GB Sandisk micro SD card (problem started before new card was put in), plugged into computer via USB port and in mass storage mode

From what I gleaned from Google, it's an error reading the disk (perhaps trying to read it before it's fully loaded?).

Once I click Continue, I'm able to do everything I need to do (dragging and dropping files between phone and computer), so it's not a huge problem, but is rather annoying. Is there any way to get rid of it, or do I have to live with it?

Thanks either way.

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I have had a laptop for about two months now. For two months, I have been dealing with the same issue, but just haven't had 3 hours to spend on the phone with Dell. The problem is, 4 out of 10 times that I go to use Windows Explorer to view picture files (and I have A LOT, I do photography), I get this error: Windows Explorer has encountered an error and needs to close. Then it closes regardless of what I'm doing, and tries to restart. Sometimes it happens when I am trying to rename folders, and other times when I am trying to select multiple files. Does anybody know what is causing this? Is there anything I can do to fix it? I have Windows Live Onecare on my system, so I don't think it's a virus, especially since this has been happening from day one out of the box. Thanks in advance.

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heres something to look at. http://www.helpwithwindows.com/techfiles/explorer-crashes.html

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Ok so when i click on my computer i get windows explorer error and it wont let me access it, i cant even search any files or nothing it will do the same, basically anything that involves gaining access to files within the c: will give me a windows explorer error, i had a trojan before but i removed it, i used registry booster to fix all registry entries etc and still im getting the error, does anyone know what to do?! :\

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I am having trouble with a 6 month old IBM R51 laptop - when I select TURN OFF COMPUTER from within Windows and the START button - the computer sometimes hangs and will not shut down. I have to press the power button to reset. Any idea what could be causing this?


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Welcome to BC! There are many possible causes, however there is one common cause. Often XP's exit sound file gets corrupt and if it does not run then XP won't shut down. I am not sure based on what you have told us so far if this is the issue or not, but let's see:Go to:Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices > Sounds and Audio Devices > Sounds tabUnder Program Events scroll down until you see Exit Windows. Highlight Exit Windows by clicking on it once. Then under Sounds choose None. Click Apply and finally OK. Reboot if possible, or shut down computer and restart manually. Once it is up and running, shut down computer by going to Start > Turn Off Computer. See if it will shut down on it's own now.If it does, the only difference will be that you will not longer hear the 2 seconds of music that XP usually plays as it shuts down.

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ok - brand new dell desktop - windows xp pro

Try to open my computer, control panel, outlook, my documents, etc - sometimes it works, but mostly i get the following error:

Error Signature

AppName: Explorer.exe AppVer: 6.0.2900.2180 ModName: ntdll.dll
ModVersion: 5.1.2600.2180 Offset: 00018fea

How do I go about fixing this? Dell says its a software issue and want me to pay for them to fix it cuz its past 30 days. HELP!!!

A:Windows explorer error - brand new computer

If you have a System Restore point that predates the problem, that might be the quickest fix -- otherwise I can tell you it might be very hard to sort out by trial and error troubleshooting.
Start > Run: msconfig > Launch System Restore.

Look for a date when you did not have the problem. System Restores can be undone if not helpful.

I've seen this error in the past, but it was generally limited to "right click" context menu access.

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when i turn my computer on explorer is starting by its self. I have windows defender which tells me what is currently running.Iit say
file name;IEXPLORE.EXE
when i go onto the net my self it say
file name:iexplore.exe
i have deleted the first one but it keeps coming back there has to be something that is regenerating it but how do i find it
please help

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What does the page show when IE starts up?(suspects it is a hijacker)

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On my Windows 7 Home Premium computer I have this problem. When I click a computer or NAS unit in the Network part in the Windows Explorer I just get an connection error dialog. If I try to connect via another machine (windows 7 Ultimate) I get a login dialog and have no problem connecting.

Both machines is on the same network using WORKGRUP. Both can connect the Internet and print to local printer.

The main problem is that I get no login dialog - just an error dialog. I can't find any way to manual edit this information.

Regards / Jimmy

A:Error trying to connect to computer via Network in Windows Explorer

Had this the other day with one of my Win7 boxes. You can manually enter login credentials for shares though control panel > user accounts and family safety > credential manager > Windows credentials > add a Windows credential.

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Every time i restart my computer I get this error: Windows explorer has stopped working. To get it to work I open task manager and run task explore.exe to get it to work. I have Vista 64 bt. I tried the run sfc /scannow and that did work either.

A:Solved: computer error windows explorer has stopped working

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The computer will turn on . When I try to log in an error message comes up , warmgr.exe/application error  the exception illegal instruction ( 0xc000001d) in application at location 0x3d403f1e. Another error message comes up @tUclient_32 : TuneupUtilities App64.exe-Application error . The instruction at 0x3d403ef0 referenced memory at 0x0003001a. memory couldn't be written.The issue is i cant even get into the computer to try and recover or even back up.

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Hello, we have a Medion XP computer and it suddenly started having the following error when we try to turn it on:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
<Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

What does this mean and how can we fix this error?


A:Error when trying to turn on the computer


Search through those hits and see if you have your XP CD's. Hope this solves the problem.

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Hi everyone,

I have Windows Vista Home Premium and a few months ago when I turn on my computer, I have this DLL error:

Error loading C:/Users/NCarreira/AppData/Local/KBDamsas.dll

The specified module could not be found.

Iīve already searched for this .dll file and I didnīt found anything.

If someone could help me.

Sorry for my English,


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i just got a tv in my room and i want to connect it to my computer if thats possible. i have a plug in the back of my video card and a cable that connects to it. that cable fits my Video 1 in S-Video slot on my TV. what do i do next? or is this plug just a replacement for my tv to act as a monitor?

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Can someone please check this log and let me know best fix


R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar=http://www.worldnet.att.net/ie4/search/index.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL=http://www.att.net
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title=Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by AT&T WorldNet Service
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page=C:\WINNT\System32\blank.htm
O1 - Hosts: kleegroupmail
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINNT\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TrackPointSrv] tp4mon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Synchronization Manager] mobsync.exe /logon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MTunnelMon] "C:\Program Files\MATRAnet\MTunnel\bin\mtunmon.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPAIO_PrintFolderMgr] C:\WINNT\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\hpoopm07.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SetupType] Portable
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
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Hi all, I keep getting this error when I start my computer......c\users\Jenifer&James\AppData\Local\nedtyupi.dll
I have run my avg virus scan and also my super antispyware and this error still comes up when I turn on my computer. I am running windows vista. Please bare with me b/c some of the scans you had me run I'm not familiar with at all....Thanks, Jenifer


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:09:31 PM, on 3/3/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSLoader.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Mouse Setting\Mouse Setting Software\4.0\ACQTMAPP.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Users\Jenifer & James\Desktop\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Toolbars\Shared\SkypeNames2.exe

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A:Error message when I turn on my computer

why have you got 2 active antiviruses

uninstall AVG
reboot then
Delete any existing version of ComboFix you have sitting on your desktop
Please read and follow all these instructions very carefully​ Do not edit or remove any information or user names etc, otherwise we cannot fix the problem. If you insist on editing out anything then I will close the topic & refuse to offer any help.

Download ComboFix from Here or Hereto your Desktop.
As you download it rename it to username123.exe
**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop and run from the desktop and not any other folder on your computer**
1. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.
Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus and anti-malware real-time protection and any script blocking components of them or your firewall before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix or remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results" or stop combofix running at all
Click on THIS LINK to see instructions on how to temporarily disable many security programs while running combofix. The list does not cover every program. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.
Remember to re enable the protection again after combofix has finished
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Please someone help me.I don't know much about computers so if anyone can explain how to fix this in the easiest way.When I turn on the computer a message that reads:The file or directory C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\fidbox.dat is corrupt and unreadable.Please run the Chkdsk utility appears can someone help me get this off the screen.My computer is still running but sometime it will cut me off the internet.

A:Error message when i turn on computer

The file fidbox.dat is created by Kaspersky and maintains a listing of files already scanned. They really have no business placing such a file in C:\Windows\system32\drivers in my opinion.

The problem here sounds more like a hard drive problem since chkdsk is involved. You need to run chkdsk /r.

When booting into Safe Mode, try the "Last known good config" option instead of Safe Mode itself.

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I need help getting this message off the computer.When I turn on the computer this message appears The file or directory C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\fidbox.dat is corrupt or unreadable.Please run the chkdsk utility.I need help please if someone can explain this to mee in simple terms it would be greatly appreciated.

A:Error message when i turn on computer

That file name is associated with Kaspersky Antivirus.

Do you now or have you had it installed in your computer?


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please someone help me solve this problem in simple terms i do not know much about computers.when i turn on the computer this message appears,The file or directory C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\fidbox.dat is corrupt or unreadable .please run the chkdsk utility.can someone help me get this off.

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Can someone help me get this message off my computer when i turn it on it reads The file or directory C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\fidbox.dat is corrupt and unreadable.Please run the chkdsk utility.If someone can help me fix this in simplest terms it would be appreciated.Thankyou

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Hi, I'm so sorry if this question has been asked and answered previously, to be honest, I wouldn't even know where to begin with searching for it in previous posts.

I've never had any problems with my computer in the past, I look after it as well as I know how but have recently been having problems with The Sims 3 (a lot of people are having issues with it). My problems related only to the game play and I had them sorted out and fixed finally. I played today when it crashed on me.

After about an hour of waiting I still could do nothing to get the crashed game off. I had tried all the key commands I know, including the obvious ctrl + alt + del but still it was going nowhere so I switched my computer off at the tower. I know, stupid, but I could see the waiting game was getting me nowhere.

Anyway, now whenever I turn the computer on, it does the initial load, then it takes me to that black screen asking if I want to run it in safe mode or start it as usual and after that screen, it starts to load up windows but stops and takes me to a blue screen. This is the message on the blue screen -
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
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A:Solved: Huge error - can't turn computer on because of it!

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When I start my computer this message appears "Failed to initialize Main Window Error HRESULT E_fail has been returned from a call to a COM component".
 I just started and I have no idea what to do about it!

Also, my Microsoft office is not working (all started at the same time) and this message appears when I open MS Word, Excel, etc. and when I click OK,
it closes automatically " Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 cannot verify the license for this product.  You should repair the Office program by using the Control Panel.  I have tried to repair it and have un-installed and re-installed
Any help is much appreciated!

A:Error message appears when I turn on my computer, help please!


I suggest you perform a startup repair to fix this start issue, please refer to this link
For the office issue, here are some workarounds, check if it can help you
And you can get more professional suggestions in this forum
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does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites.

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I tried to turn off my computer and it looked like it was going to turn off but then it rebooted itself and there came an error that said "Winlogon.exe error" or something so I thought that is prob. where the problem came from.

I tried it again and the same thing happened. Finally, I had to just hold in the power button to turn it off.

I don't know if it is caused by a virus or what.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Winlogon.exe error that restarts my computer when I try to turn it off

WinLogon.exe is the process responsible for managing user logon and logoff.The winlogon.exe file is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. In other cases,it can be a malware.

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Im thinking it might be a virus. When I turn it on it says Error: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed acrross the screen.

A:When i turn on my computer it says error: no boot disk

Rafamarin Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about no boot device found and wanted to help.These problems are generally due to one of two basic problems:1) Failed hard drive2) Corrupted/missing boot loader filesAs to the first, please follow the directions in this link for testing your hard drive: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00439024If that confirms your drive has failed, then you need to replace it.  Please report back if that is the case.As to the second, you will need access to a working PC for this step in order to create the media needed to repair your PC boot loader.Once you have that, please download and create Win10 install media from this link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/media-creation-tool-install?ocid=ms_wol_win10Yes ... I know that is for Win10, but it uses the same generation boot loader as Win8x, so it can be used to do boot loader repairs for Win8x as well as for Win10.Boot from the media you created, and follow the directions in this link:  http://www.windowswally.com/how-to-fix-error-code-0xc0000185/You will probably have to run Startup Repair three times for it to fix all the boot loader problems.When done, your PC should boot OK.Good Luck

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Hey guys, occasionally, when I plug in my computer, a little spark is made. Is this something I should worry about? Or is it just because the plug is being plugged in upside down as the Schuko plug variant used in Korea allow you to plug in the line pin into neutral and the neutral pin into line? I assume that modern computers have protection against this but just in case, I am asking this as usually sparks in electronics can damage them. Thanks.

A:Spark made when plugging in computer

What happens if you turn the switch on the power supply to off first? Most power supplies, if the power supply switch is left on or ones that do not have a switch, when plugged in can draw a small arc. Its nothing to be concerned about, as many electronic/electric items will do that - it starts to draw current as soon as its plugged in.

On a PC, if the power supply power switch is on, the power supply is working to some degree.

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Ok, am running Windows XP Home, Sp2. I bought a U3 1GB Sandisk USB Drive, installed all my neat little U3 Apps on it while I was at work. Took it home and plugged it into my home computer. Worked Great. Next Day I bring it home, plug it into the same port on my home computer, and after about 20 secs the computer just rebooted. I tried it again on another port, and same result. When I plugged it into my laptop it works fine. It seems to crash when opening the U3 Launchpad on my desktop, but I don't get it. It worked great the day before. I even tried my friends U3 drive, and it also caused my computer to lock up and reboot on its own. Any Suggestions?

A:Plugging in U3 Sandisk Causes computer to reboot

Sounds like something got corrupted on the disk. You may have to reformat it and redo the applications. I doubt the Launchpad itself is bad, unless the hardware failed.

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Hello everyone

So today I decided to clean up my cluttered wires a bit and I took some usbs out and put them in the back. When I tried to put my speaker in a back USB slot, it struggled to go in so I pushed it a bit harder and it went back in and my PC shut down. And it won't turn back from on. I don't know what to do, I might have to send it for repairs but if anyone could help I'd be very grateful. Specs here. I'm on a phone so I cant copy and paste the specs so I'll paste the link to it instead


Please help me.

A:My computer broke after plugging my speaker in. please help.

You did not say whether you removed the usb device and tried again to pw ON. If not, that would be the very first thing I would do.

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Hi everyone,
Recently, ive noticed that my laptop (Amilo L7320GW) keeps on crashing (i.e. it freezes or blue screen appears) when i plug/inplug my speakers (labtec pulse 285) into my laptop socket (green socket) and in cases when I interchange between speakers and headphones. I have had this configuration (all latest drivers from manufacturer website) for a year and no problems until now.

I would be grateful if anyone could help me on this issue

P Singh

P.S. I have windows xp pro service pack 3

A:Computer crashes on plugging in speakers

This sounds like a hardware problem, especially a short in the speakers/headphones or the laptop circuit.
Try a different set of gear.

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Hey guys,

I have the strangest of problems. Our family, after being on 56k dialup for years, connected to an ADSL provider, and bought a new computer. Yes, we're finally with the age of technology, hehehe. Anyway, so yesterday we went out and bought our modem. We had to buy a router because we want ADSL on 2 computers. Personally i don't know anything about networking, but i consider myself, not an expert, but atleast fairly knowledgable with computers. So when i got home yesterday with the modem i decided to see how i go installing it all myself, after all it can't be that hard (and it isn't). I expected it to work "out of the box" so to speak.

The problem is, after plugging everything into the modem, etc etc. When i plug the effernet cable into the back of the PC (with the modem router attached on the other end), the computer instantly restarts itself, it's really wierd. It's like someone has switched it off then on again (i mean theres no shutting down or anything). I thought maybe it's supposed to do that, so i let it load up again, but before it can load windows fully, it restarts itself again. This cycle repeats until i take the effernet cable out. Then the next time windows loads up i get one of those "windows has recovered from a serious error: Send report/ Don't send" messages.

I'm really baffled. It's a new computer too (2 weeks old), so there shouldn't be any problems.

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A:Computer restarts itself when plugging in Router

gointo the bios and make sure wake up on lan isnt on. i could be off but just try it

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I have this weird issue where my notebook starts to stutter after coming out of hibernate whenever the power is plugged in. The mouse doesn't move, the audio goes out, videos stop, and sometimes I get a black screen that disappears in ten seconds. Sometimes after the black screen I get a message saying my video driver recovered. I am running a nVidia 8600M GT with up-to-date drivers. The problems usually resolve if I restart but it's really irritating that I can't get out of hibernate without this stuttering. Switching back to Vista also fixes it. I've tried reinstalling drivers and reformatting with a clean install of Windows 7 neither of which helped. I didn't have this problem with Vista although I had another power issue in Vista (which I still have with 7) where if I put my computer into hibernate with the power plugged in, the computer wouldn't start again until I unplug it and take out the battery.

Would be great if someone could give me an idea of what's going on. Thanks!


A:Plugging in notebook computer causes stuttering

Did it just start doing this recently?
If so then you could try doing a system restore to an earlier time and see if that helps.

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When I plug in my headphones, the computer will freeze. I can't get it to un-freeze without a forced shut-down.

After I force shutdown the computer, if I just push the power again the computer fans will whirl, it'll start running, etc. then go blank again. The only way to fix this is to unplug the computer and leave it for 10 seconds.

After the computer starts back up, the taskbar will always be messed up; the icons will gather on the right side of the taskbar instead of the left side. I have a script to reset the taskbar and fix this.

The freezing doesn't happen until at least a few hours after I startup my computer. And it always happens when I plug in the headphones.

This problem started happening a week ago. I don't remember making any changes to my computer for the past month.

I updated my audio driver to the lastest, but no luck.

Computer model: acer 5100 laptop
Sound drivers: http://img210.imageshack.us/my.php?image=50615932.jpg

HJT Log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:40:14 PM, on 2/24/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)

Running processes:
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePower\ePow... Read more

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I'm trying to get my webcam to work on my computer. (it is a USB, logitech clicksmart 510 webcam) But if I plug it in while the computer is running the computer shuts down. Then with it still plugged in the computer will not restart. It only turns on momentarily for about one or two seconds and then turns off. The only way to restart the computer is to unplug the webcam and reset the power supply. I plugged in just the cable and the computer works normally. I tried the webcam on another computer with the same operating system and it works fine.
My computer is running windows 2000 professional, has an asus (model TUSI-M) mainboard with a 1200 mhz celeron processor, 128mb ram, 115 watt power supply. It has four USB slots, two on the mainboard and two on a card. I've tried different USB slots without success but i know they work for other stuff like flashcards etc.

A:Plugging in my USB webcam shuts down computer

Hi and welcome. 115 watt power supply? How large is the power supply on the other system where the camera works? What other hardware devices are connected to the problem computer? Sounds like you simply don't have enough power.

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Hello, everyone!

I would like to request for assistance regarding the stated problem above. Whenever I plug-in my flash drive into the front USB port of my CPU casing, my computer suddenly stops responding to the point that you cannot do anything without pressing the RESTART button. Then, after restart, it will load the Windows very, very slow. The firewall stops wprking, the antivirus cannot start properly and even any application I run will not run. I tried the SFC /SCANNOW thrice after restarting but no problem was found. To restore to normal speed, I need to restart the PC to almost twice or thrice and then wait a few minutes after showing the Desktop. After that, the PC runs smoothly. The flash drive that I plugged in is working properly, I tested it to another PC and no problem was encountered. For now, I do not use the USB ports of my PC to avoid that annoying freezing.

I suspected the USB port is the culprit, maybe have problem in connection or something. I am planning to buy a new casing but if it is not the problem, I may not buy a new one. So, please, hep me with this so that I can save money. ANY help & suggestion would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you in advance, SevenForums guys!

A:Computer Freezes after Plugging In USB Device

If its rebooting very slow; and it freezes; it sounds to me like there could be a bunch of malware; spyware; and or adware in your system causing that. As that stuff will slow down windows a lot!. I would download, install, and run the following programs from the links below and see what they come up with:

Downloading AdwCleaner

SUPERAntiSpyware - Downloading File


Also; one last thing: after you run all those programs; do a disk defrag and let it run and that should speed things up a bit as well hopefully.

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Like the title says, my PC freezes when I plug in headphones and sometimes front panel USB devices. I had this problem previously on my old PC build but have upgraded my motherboard, CPU, GPU, case, and power supply since then (basically a new computer) only to have the same problem still... I have rebuilt the computer twice and checked all wires and motherboard to make sure nothing is grounding out. I have also tried different wall outlets in my house to eliminate the possibility of electrical problems from the outlet I was using. Not only am I not able to use my front panel connections, but also my comp runs very choppy after it freezes from plugging in devices and I am forced to restart my comp several times to get it working correctly again. I am in desperate need of some advice, please help me

A:Computer freezes when plugging in headphones...

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my computer Packard bell club 700 freezes on plugging any usb device.

if i want to use any usb device, i have to plug it before the system boots up.

i have reformatted my system, but no success

device manager does not show any error in installed drivers

help me pls

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Every time I turn on my computer a message appears saying that Windows couldn't find aiasfacoafiasksf.vbs.
I searched on the internet and it is probably a virus caught from a pen drive.
How can i clean my computer and the infected pen drive?
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86 
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16476  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by CASA at 14:50:24 on 2014-09-04
#Option MBR scan  is disabled.
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7600.0.1252.55.1046.18.2045.892 [GMT -3:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Outdated* {C37D8F93-0602-E43C-40AA-47DAD597F308}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Outdated* {781C6E77-2038-EBB2-7A1A-7CA8AE10B9B5}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Protexis\License Service\PsiService_2.exe
C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version8\TeamViewer_Service.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microso... Read more

A:Black screen error every time i turn on the computer

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===--RogueKiller--Download & SAVE to your Desktop For 32bit system or For 64bit system Quit all programs that you may have started.Please disconnect any USB or external drives from the computer before you run this scan!For Vista or Windows 7, right-click and select "Run as Administrator to start"For Windows XP, double-click to start.Wait until Prescan has finished ...Then Click on "Scan" buttonWait until the Status box shows "Scan Finished"click on "delete"Wait until the Status box shows "Deleting Finished"Click on "Report" and copy/paste the content of the Notepad into your next reply.The log should be found in RKreport[1].txt on your DesktopExit/Close RogueKiller+=======Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the proc... Read more

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OK here it goes,

I was having problems with the notorious Blue screen of death (BSOD) out of nowhere and i had someone look at my computer and he diagnosed that it could be something wrong with my video card or direct x. my video card stability test benchmark was at 67 when with the card i have it should be between 58-132 and at 100 while running a game such as doom 3. so as i was using the computer frequently to fix this problem it would come up with this exact BSOD error message


A Problem has been detected and windows shut down to prevent damage to your computer.


Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installaion, ask your hardware of software manufacturer for any windows updates.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory ooptions such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable compenents, restart press F8 to select advanced startup options.

Technical information
*** STOP: 0x0000000A (0X447A3F8B,0X00000002,0X00000000, 0X806E90D7)

that is the exact BSOD message..

so as anyone would id restart my computer and most times it would get on to the desktop and while loading everything up it would either get half way done or all the way done and randomly go to that BSOD message but now when i turn my computer on there is no video feed to the monitor it says no signal..

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A:Solved: BSOD error now no video when i turn computer on

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I recently turned on my DELL laptop with Windows XP and I the boot menu appeared. I pressed normal startup. Nothing happened and eventually I got a blue stop error screen with "STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF7B08528, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)". I turned the computer off and back on and tried Safe Mode. The blue screen appeared again. I shut down, tried Last Working Settings mode. Blue screen again. Same with Safe + Command Prompt, and Safe + Networking. If I can't turn on my computer to fix it, what am I supposed to do? I went into setup with f2 and there was nothing there. Tried running system tests and didn't find anything useful.

What else should I try? How will I fix this without logging on? Is there a way to fix this that is not drastic (like starting computer over from scratch, or backing up all files)? What should I do?

Please advise.

A:Stop Error: 0x0000007B (Can't turn my computer on in any mode) HELP!

On a different computer running XP, format a floppy and copy CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT to it. They're both in the root of C:. Stick the floppy in the computer that you're having problems with and go into the BIOS and set the boot order to floppy first.

If you don't have another computer on XP, you could try using NTFS4DOS and choose the chkdsk option after booting from this.

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I get this error message whenever i start up my computer or restart it. Is this a serious issue? if soo how do i fix it.
(see attachment)

A:Error message everytime i turn on/restart onto computer

Might be serious. Something is trying to install itself.

Have you recently tried to install any software ?

If not, I'd wonder if you have some malware trying to do something.

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I was wondering, I'm very OCD and I like to keep my computer clean of any unwanted files.
When you plug in a USB does it save any files/hidden files to your computer HDD?

When you clean all/format a USB does it save any backups or anything to your computer HDD?

I'm just quite autistic and I want to know what happends when you plug USBs in

A:Does Plugging in a USB save any hidden files to your computer HDD?

Connecting a virus-free USB drive does not harm your hard drive although Windows will most likely install a driver for it.

That said, a virus-infected USB drive could infect your computer so only use USB drives that you know to be clean or come from a reliable source.

If you format a USB drive you will lose anything on it that you haven't backed up first. It does not have any effect on your hard drive.

In view of your disability I can understand your concerns, but try not to worry too much.

One thing I will say about USB drives, be careful when you disconnect them as you can easily corrupt data on them if it is done incorrectly.

Either disconnect when your computer is switched off, or right-click the drive first then choose Eject. This lets Windows unmount the drive so that you can safely remove it.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2038 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 300002 MB, Free - 237290 MB; D: Total - 176934 MB, Free - 120082 MB; G: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 33244 MB;
Motherboard: ECS, G31T-M7
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

When ever I plug either my phone or a memory stick in to a USB port the whole computer freezes and the only way to out of this is is to remove the device and reboot the system. Previously I have used both phones and USB memory sticks without a problem. The only notable difference I have on my system is that I downloaded Yahoo Dropbox.
I have also noted that one of the two USB ports on the front of my computer is no longer operable as when trying to plug in the usb jack it does not insert fully.
All advice would be most useful but please keep it simple!!!!!!!

A:Computer Freezes when plugging any item into USB ports

sounds like the front ports are damage

try using a self powered hub,plugged into one of the rear ports and unplug the cable for the front ports from the m/board,and see if it still freezes

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My Logitech G500s mouse suddenly slows down and acts sluggishly when I connect my iphone to my computer (via USB cable). I am on Windows 8.1. My Logitech setpoint driver version is 5.50.98. I try to up the sensitivity by pressing a button in my mouse but the feel is just not the same (very different). It becomes fast again but the feel is just not right. I tried updating drives without success.

The thing is, this also happens in my computer office (windows 10, logitech G5, updated setpoint driver, i7, asus mboard 16gb ram, etc). Not only that but it also happens in my parent's computer.

When I remove the iphone from the computer, it doesn't go back to making my mouse fast again. I need to reboot the computer for me to get the original feel of my mouse back.

This makes me not like to plug in my iphone for charging whenever i play games because it messes up the "feel"of the mouse (having a somewhat different speed and sluggishness which I can't fix with the mouse settings. It's just not the same).

Anyone knows how I can solve this?

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I have a gateway laptop with windows vista. Sometimes when I plug in my printer a USB port the computer crashes. Then I have to take out the battery and put it back in to start it up again. It seems to do this more when I have my wireless mouse plugged in but still does it when no other devices are in use. Most of the posts I've seen are crash and automatic reboot. Not me! Any ideas?

A:Computer crashes when plugging in printer with no reboot

Sounds like drivers. particularly USB but it could also be motherboard USB controller drivers as well. Do you get Blue Screens? Do you have the latest drivers from Gateway installed for your particular model? Do you have Vista's latest Service Pack and drivers updated?

If not do so.

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