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MS Paint GUI wrong- Perhaps stuck in wrong mode- Example shown

Q: MS Paint GUI wrong- Perhaps stuck in wrong mode- Example shown

Last night, My MS Paint GUI went screwy.

It looks like it is out of Aero mode or something, but Aero troubleshooter found no problem & everything else is fine. I was having an issue with a video game for PC (full screen) which normally fiddles with the Windows theme, but I honestly dont know.

I dont like the adjusted look, and fear this is one of those simple problems with a insanely complex solution.

Thanks in advance, back later


This image shows what it should look like (Top) and what mine now looks like (Bottom).

Preferred Solution: MS Paint GUI wrong- Perhaps stuck in wrong mode- Example shown

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A: MS Paint GUI wrong- Perhaps stuck in wrong mode- Example shown

I don't mean to insult your intelligence, but I have to ask because it's not mentioned: have you rebooted?

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guys, my external HDD file system before was FAT32, now i made it to NTFS using the "convert X: /fs:NTFS" command...

after that, i think my HDD's "used space" went up, what could be possible problems..

i used the convert command because my files in external HDD was worth more than 200gb+, so it would take long time.

also, i checked for hidden files, nothing came up.

here's the pic:

A:External HDD, wrong Used Space shown!

ah, ****!!!!!

i just used the "disk cleanup" and there were some gigs worth of files from the "old chkdsk", i removed it and its back to normal..

sux to be me!!

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I'm running a clean install of XP Home SP3 on an HP a250n, with all stock parts (except for perhaps a modem, but that's irrelevant).

All drives in the machine are shown in My Computer, and opening them leads to the correct locations. However, my two CD drives show icons as if they were removable memory cards, and my recovery partition has a wireless network adapter icon. I've attached a picture. (I blocked the names out in the image- this is not a symptom!)

This isn't mission-critical... the machine works fine but this is annoying!

I tried to rebuild icons with Tweak UI with no success.

The icons on the other user account are fine. Both are Administrator accounts.

A:Wrong icons shown in My Computer

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I bought this machine through BestBuy. Its an Emachines and the price was too good to pass up for the stuff inside it. From the factory it had two CD/DVD drives.

SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-248F [CD-ROM drive] (e:)
SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-816B [CD-ROM drive] (d:)

Since then I have removed the CD-R/RW and replaced it with a DVD burner, so now I have


(e:) doesn't exist anymore

The problem is how the two drives appear in My Computer.

The DVD burner is shown as MMC/SD (D:) (Which is a stick memory reader? has the icon of some sort of card looking thing) and the DVD reader is shown as SmartMedia (F:) (icon of a ZIP disk/floppy looking disk, probably what the SmartMedia disks look like)

The two drives show up just fine in the Device Manager. It is only under My Computer where the problem is. I can even right click the MMC/SD (D:) iron and eject the correct disc drive. In the icon's properties, it lists all the correct information as if it were correct.

Any ideas? Its not causing any problems besides the wrong icon/name. Its confusing when I'm trying to figure out which drive is which in My Computer.

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My Windows user has a pretty colour assigned in Metro and previously that was the only colour ever shown at boot-up. The Welcome screen and My avatar against that nice shade which I picked.

But ever since I had to enable the Administrator account, an UGLY purple blue shade is shown for most of the boot-up sequence. It reminds me of work. I don't want it on my home PC. This problem just irritates me.

I have set my regular user as the default Windows account, with automatic logon.

It was when I messed around with all this, that the colour changed.

Any idea if this can be fixed?

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My laptop is Envy 17t j100  , E1P14AV.   I found a wrong notebook model name shown  when I tried to identify my hp product on this website and checked the notebook model name in BIOS information.
As below, the wrong infomation is 
HP Pavilion dm3-2132eo Entertainment Notebook PC
Model #:1234567
Serial #:[personal information removed]
How can it be possible. Please let me know how to fix the wrong information.

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I have purchased  a HP Care Pack fr my Sceptre x360 laptop with an expiry date of 02/01 2019,When open the HP support assistant it informs that "Warranty and services remaining ends 02/01/2017"How can i update this information on my laptop?

A:wrong expiry date shown by "HP support assistant"

Hi, Please call HP Office in your country (with your paper work ready), they will fix it for you. The following link shows phones list:         http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.html Regards.

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With Windows 8.1, I am now having problems displaying and importing jpegs.   They show in odd colors, with a lot of black in them.    This wasn't the case early on, but now jpegs are impossible to work with for me.   I
only use -- Windows Photo Viewer, and place them in WORD documents.  Nothing fancy.   I cannot find a resolution here or anywhere.  Can you help?
This is crazy.  When I try to save the BAD image, it looks horrible (blue, purple, heavy black frame) on my screen in PHoto Viewer, but I import it here and it looks fine.  Please, help.

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To all -

My first post in this forum, but I've been around the block a few times building my own machines (and for others), but a month ago i ended up springing for a dell xps 8300 desktop b.c i got a great deal on a scratch and dent system with an i7-2600 processor, 1.5tb drive, and an ATI 5770 1gb graphics card.
So long story short I've added one component and upgraded one existing component. The first was adding an SSD drive to the mix, which worked out wonderfully (i boot from power off to desktop in 13 seconds). Very pleased.
The second seemed to be just as successful...I replaced the stock PSU (460watts) with an Antec 650watt continuous power PSU (certified and all). Reconnected all the cables, crossed my fingers, turned on the power supply...got the green light on the motherboard so turned on the computer and all was fantastic!!!
The catch is..........I didn't notice until hours later i'd not heard a sound from the computer in quite some time. Tested by playing a few songs and nothing.

Here's where i got lost. In the "playback devices" (right clicking on the audio icon in the task manager tray) it shows the music playing (as in the levels are bouncing up and down). First thought - i'm an idiot and plugged my speakers into the wrong hole.....not the case. Second thought - speakers could be toast - not the case. Tested speakers on mp3 player and tested the audio cable by plugging headphones in the front audio ports (th... Read more

A:Dell XPS 8300 desktop PSU upgrade gone wrong, horrible wrong....no audio!!

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I have a brand new V242h monitor that I connected to my PC via VGA cable, and to my laptop via HDMI, and was using the monitor's built-in menu to manually switch between the two inputs, when I accidentally  selected DVI-D, which I do not have hooked up to the monitor, nor do I own a computer that uses it. Since then, I have been unable to get the monitor to switch back to either the VGA or the HDMI input. So far, I have tried: - Powering the monitor off and back on after several seconds.- Unplugging the monitor and plugging it back in after several seconds.- Unplugging all cables from the monitor and plugging them back in after several seconds.- Unplugging the monitor for over 15 minutes and plugging it back in.- Pressing the monitor's Auto adjustment button.- Navigating the monitor's menu blindly by memory. The only thing the monitor will display after any of these attempts is an error message saying "Signal Cable Not Connected!" How can I switch the monitor from DVI-D back to either VGA or HDMI input without a DVI-D device?

A:Monitor Stuck on Wrong Input Setting

I had this problem on a couple of occasions. You need to press and hold the "auto" button for 3-5 seconds, and the input selecton will appear.  Use the left/right arrow keys to move to the correct input source, and then press the "Enter" button. I have yet to locate instructions to have it automatically detect the input source (I sometimes use different laptops connected via different cables), and I have to manually switch it.

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Hi everybody,
since friday we have a strange problem with some clients and ARP answers. We notice that our switch recognize wrong MAC addresses on some ports.
We use wireshark to see what happens and we get the following:
5 clients: (XX:XX:XX:F7:52:75) (XX:XX:XX:38:d1:a8) (XX:XX:XX:c2:b0:b9) (XX:XX:XX:88:c7:4f) (XX:XX:XX:7b:67:4d)
Wireshark runs on client 1 (, promiscuous mod off)
Client 5 ( send a broadcast arp question (who has - tell and client 1 ( is sending ARP replies with src = XX:XX:XX: 38:d1:a8. (XX:XX:XX:38:d1:a8) is offline (network cable removed) and has no entry of (XX:XX:XX:38:d1:a8) in his arp cache.
The clients run Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
Why we get these phenomenon and how can we solve it? Is there maybe a problem with some updates of the last patchday? 

Thanks for the reply and kind regards


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Shortly after I pressed the Power button for the first time on my brand new Windows 8 laptop, I was brought to the screen where I set my time zone. I changed the default - Pacific Time - to my time zone - Eastern Time - and continued setting up my computer. Not long after, I realized that the time shown on my computer was wrong, and when I checked I discovered that the time zone had reverted to Pacific Time.

The problem is: I cannot change the time zone! (Yes, I am an Administrator.) Whether I do it from the Start Screen or the desktop, the time zone always reverts to Pacific Time. I even tried running tzutil from an elevated command prompt - the time zone will not change.

How can I change the time zone to Eastern Time?

(P.S. I have plain Windows 8, not the Pro version.)

A:Brand New Computer Stuck in Wrong Time Zone

SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

That's all I can think of.

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Please note, I am not skilled with computer maintenance.

Recently, this issue started plaguing my PC. The monitor starts flickering randomly, then turn to an image of narrow vertical lines, or full black.. and the sound gets stuck on one note. Only way out is to unplug the machine and reboot.

Session "Microsoft Security Client OOBE" stopped due to the following error: 0xC000000D

I searched "event logs" and took screenshots (attached). Other than that, I don't know what to do. Could you please let me know what the problem is?

Thank you very much..

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I pulled the swivel base pin out with the monitor  pointing upwards.  I now cant get the monitor to come back down.  How can i unlock the monitor ?  PLease help ,  thanks 

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I wanted to start my Spanish computer in safe mode, but choose the wrong safe mode, and now when I start it all I get is the black DOS screen! Arrgh! Even the start button is missing! What can I do now? (Am using my English computer to get this post to you!)

Thanks in advance!

A:Oh No! The WRONG safe mode!

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I'm 100% sure it's a hardware problem, and 80% sure it has something to do with my laptop's battery.
I would start my computer and everything goes pretty smoothly until I hit the screen where all the user names pop up.. everything will start to freeze up. the mouse will slow down and eventually freeze and the keyboard won't work at all either.
I could redo this, press F8 while the computer is loading and go onto safe mode and everything is perfectly fine. the mouse and keyboard both work just fine.. so now i'm constantly on safe mode but there's no sound so it starts to get annoying..
can anyone please help me??

A:I Don't Know What's Wrong So I'm Always On Safe Mode!

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Recently I had a power outage in my dorm. My computer was on standby mode when it happened. The computer booted normally when the power came back and it ran fine. Then I put the computer in standby mode again because I had to go somewhere. I come back and resume from standby and instead of normally booting to the windows password log on screen, the computer restarts.

Also, the LED light on my case that normally blinks on and off during standby, blinks briefly for the first few seconds and then disappears. This never happened before.

I have tried rebooting and shutting down the computer, but every time I go to standby and resume from standby, it restarts and then goes the windows log on screen.

I have no idea what is going on. This problem did not happen before the power outage.

A:Something wrong with standby mode in XP

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Since yesterday morning, an Error' message floating up and down in the screen and not able to access Win 7/Pro. Error message is as follows:
" Not Optimum mode, Recommended 1260 x 1024, 6oHz

After pull off and pull back onto the power cord
, the PC running as smooth and fast as usual. Otherwise, the PC running OK.

Any help on this regard would be greatly appreciated.

A:Not Optimum Mode, .... what's wrong with this?

By any chance are you using a Samsung monitor?


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I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I'm having a serious issue with my PC. After I leave it for an hour or so, the mouse, keyboard and all other USB devices aren't responding. Originally it would be in sleep mode, however I turned off the sleep to 'never', and it still won't respond.

To give an example of what's happening: The keyboard has a light for when the numpad lock is turned on. However I can't turn it on or off through the keyboard, and when I unplug it and put it back in, it doesn't illuminate again. Same story for my wireless adapter, it's lit until I unplug it and then when it's returned it won't start up again. The computer still has the on light flashing.

Please help, it's driving me nuts, it started happening yesterday. I updated to Windows 10 around 3 weeks ago.

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Hey all, my computer was recently affeccvted by a spyware so i have had to go into saf mode in order to remove it, however when it starts to load up, there is a message on my screen saying something like "Press ESC to stop loading <something>.sys" If I do not press ESC and log into my computer at safe mode, all I can see is my mouse pointer and a black screen. If I do press ESC, I can log in for a while before the taskbar and start menu disappear and all I can see is the black screen and mouse pointer. Does anyone know what this is? Thanks in advance.

A:Something wrong with Safe Mode?

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My computer is running Windows 2000. I installed a game (Scrabble) that is incompatible with Windows 2000. When I tried to run it, my computer switched into a different video mode (color depth, resolution, etc.). I manually switched it back, and uninstalled the game. Now, however, all my icons appear in 256 color mode even though my display properties are set to 32-bit color mode.

I've tried changing the color mode back to 256 and then back again to 32-bit. I've tried reinstalling my video card drivers, and also tried updating them to the latest ones. I've reinstalled the drivers for my monitor. I've also upgraded to DirectX 8.1 (up from 7). I also deleted the file ShellIconCache and rebooted to recreate it. Nothing has worked. Everything else displays correctly including pictures, wallpaper, screen savers, web pages, etc.

Any ideas?

A:Icons Appear in Wrong Color Mode

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I am using hp 14-r029tx and windows 10 pro. The problem is, I have my wifi on. But the airplane mode status shows activated which means airplane mode is on. If my wifi is on then how come airplane mode is also on? attaching a screenshot. Sometimes wifi takes too much time to load and sometimes have to reboot also. my wifi adapter is QUALCOMM Atheros qca 9565 with Bluetooth.

A:Wrong status of airplane mode

I think the blue color on airplane mode stands for "click to enable". What happens if you click the button? Is there any message or indication you are in flight mode? I have no Wi-Fi at the moment, so I cannot test it and tell you.

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My computer was running fine when the problem struck ( as always.) I started a video game, specifically Gary's mod, nothing too straining for my system and the screen FROZE UP. Purple Everywhere, and little black lines near my mouse.

I tried to restart, thinking it was just a fluke but it kept happening, even when i wasn't playing now, making it impossible to use as the screen would freeze and glitch up.

I went into safe mode and downloaded the latest drivers and it still keeps happening.

I did a system restore and it keeps happening, but now it won't even show the Windows Log-in screen out of safe-mode, only a black screen with the pointer.

And yet it works perfectly fine in safe-mode!

I don't know what to do, I need this fixed ASAP, much thanks in advance for any help given, and I'm running an 8800 GT graphics card with about 2 Gigs of ram and have never had graphical problems up until now.

I'm trying to get a DXDiag file, but it doesn't seem to want to do it, in safe mode anyway.

A:Heeelp! Something seriously wrong. (Posting from Safe-mode)

I opened up my computer and dusted it, looked around at stuff and wires and generally did nothing. It consisted of me going "What the is this, work you "
The smiley face being a censor for my non-family friendly words. But... now it seems to work oddly enough?

Perhaps the power of the mind is enough?

Perhaps the computer was afraid of me tearing out its insides and replacing it.

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My ISP (windstream) is claiming nothing is wrong when my town is having trouble connect to internet itself. I don't know about other towns, never go there. I am suppose to have 12 Mb and The most I have had in the past 2 weeks is 3. Friends have even less somehow. Usually 10AM-10PM the average is 300 Kb. I have to pause a video for 10 minutes to load a minute sometimes.

They claim nothing is wrong. Anyone translate that into something that can be wrong?

A:ISP is claiming nothing is wrong when there is, any ideas on what's wrong?

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Good evening and thanks in advance for your help on this. I seem to have a virus or something that keeps redirecting my browser to a google or yahoo error message that says 'page not found', or to google images. I noticed that when I recently installed AIM toolbar it now also redirects me to an AIM page that says 'page not found'. I have also noticed other changes to my computer such as my desktop background disappearing, icons in my internet favorites changing and programs like FlashPlayer disappearing. Here is my DDS text:
DDS (Ver_09-06-26.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Amy at 14:40:15.73 on Wed 07/01/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.16851
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6000.0.1252.1.1033.18.1013.215 [GMT -7:00]

AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}
SP: McAfee VirusScan *enabled* (Updated) {C78B3C70-4777-4742-BB91-9D615CC575E6}
SP: Windows Defender *disabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *enabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
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A:Redirect Virus? Not sure what's wrong but something is very wrong.

Hello acarlson,Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.Please do this:1. Download HijackThis? here:http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/th.../hijackthis.php2. Click 'Do a System Scan and Save log'.The HJT log will open in notepad.Thanks,tea

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 12240 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M, -1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 190425 MB, Free - 10048 MB; D: Total - 264644 MB, Free - 20230 MB;
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

for the graphics card it says 1024 mb, but the sticker on my laptop says 3 gigabytes.... ik i had the 3 before i reset to factory...
is there just a way it doesnt detect right or what

A:The sysinfo tool is wrong or my pc wrong?

Check your drivers http://www.geforce.co.uk/drivers/results/70187

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My laptop suddenly will only boot in safe mode and the biggest problem is its setup by my old school to only be logged in by their network administrators account in safe mode. It doesn't even give me the option to start in my local admin since it is in safe mode 24/7 I can't get beyond its windows XP user/password window so I think cmd line options are out of the question but give me suggestions if that's possible... I've tried starting windows normally so I could use my XP admin account but it goes right back to safe mode in the other domain. I also can't use boot to flash drive and I doubt boot to cd works either (meaning no reformatting which I am willing to do).. The thing is essentially bricked unless I can log in on my account somehow or bypass domain

A:[SOLVED] boots safe mode only&amp;defaults to wrong log in

There is a Local Built In Administrator account for the computer setup by your school. You must contact your old school to find out what the Local Built In Administrator Password is to log in and then you can create a new account for yourself and leave the schools domain. The only other option is to Boot into Setup (Bios) and set the Boot Order for CD rom drive to be First Boot Device. Then boot off of the XP CD and Delete the Existing Partition, Create a new partition, Format the Partition NTFS and Install Windows XP.

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I posted a message a few weeks ago, had a prompt reply, but I never answered back, so I'll repost my problems.

1 My PC is stuck for quite a few seconds(maybe a minute) on this startup screen

Channel 0 Master: st312002gas
Channel 1: No device

The cursor blinks for almost a minute and then starts up windows. Everything else is pretty fast.

2 I bought a 2 GHz processor, yet at the startup my PC shows a speed of 1.4 GHz. Unless I got ripped off by my vendor, what else could be the problem?

3 I have a Microsoft multimedia keyboard, and when I try putting the PC into sleep mode, a window pops up which tells me that my keyboard is preventing the PC to go into sleep mode. I downloaded the latest driver, but that just doesn't do. What should I do?

Thanks a lot for your help. I appreciate all of you guys hard work

A:Slow start up, wrong speed, cant put the PC to sleep mode, Java

1. in the bios, setup the hard-drives and take off autodetection.

2. It's a 1700+ athlon.

3. No idea.

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In a few words,
I have a MSI AMD Radeon HD 7700 Graphic card with the latest driver installed 16.40.2011 in Win 10 Pro 1607, and I've noticed that when I plug the second monitor (a hd ready wide TV screen) into the hdmi slot, the main desktop screen (1280*1024) have the boot logo screen sequence stretched in vertical.

The resolution are set as recommended but indeed these are different. As soon as I remove the TV, everything is getting back to normal. Anyone experienced this behavior ?

A:Wrong resolution on main display at boot in dual screen mode

Yes there are problems with second displays affecting the primary display in many cases.

You may be lucky in the fact that removing the second display restores the primary display to normal - sometimes it remains distorted until rebooting.

No doubt the problems will go in time as the TV hardware improves, and the PC display drivers become more effective for multiple different display formats.

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My computer has been acting weird for a couple of weeks now. It opens webpages by itself, goes to wrong links in google, and won't boot in safe mode. I tried running spybot search & destroy, malware anti-malware, and superantispyware, but none of them worked. Here is my hijack this report. Any helpwould be appreciated. Thanks.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:25:38 PM, on 6/13/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
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A:Computer acting weird, going to webpages by itself, going to wrong links, won't boot in safe mode

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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hi, i have my system hooked up to my 5.1 stereo system sound system. every once in a while, my icons and applications would be send to my invisible monitor thats not hooked up ( only sound) when i change my display to extend these displays mode. It's annoying because it doesnt happen all the time, but sometimes. i can do a alt + space , then m to move the windows back but moving the icons is a little harder. how do i fix this problem , and why does it happen only sometimes? win 7 64 bit My temporarily fix is to change back show only desktop 2 only , then rearrange the icons,( hoping it stays after i reset) close and reopen all the programs etc, its so annoying. this would work, but every few weeks it would reoccur again for no particular reason. Is any permanent fix in the registry or file somewhere? thanks. wth, i made paragraph but it wont save?

A:windows extended display mode,icon missing on wrong invisible desktop

Welcome to Seven Forums icallyou604. Windows has always had issues with dual monitors and where programs open, and such. That said, if you want, download the last free version of Fences. Install it and set your icons on your primary monitor. They will stay put after that.

Download Fences 1.01 - FileHippo.com

A Guy

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I got a virus the other day after going to facebook. I started getting tons of request from Norton from programs asking to connect to the internet. I then suddenly got a "security station"(or some type nonsense) alert. I went onto google and started looking everything up and low and behold I had a virus. I quickly looked up that Malaware bytes was a good system to get rid of this bug and used it. (norton wasn't detecting anything except for those initial firewall requests). I thought I was clean but then I began to notice that my google toolbar kept getting hijacked. I would put in a request and press enter. It would either send me to a page I did not request or just open up another google search. If I try Yahoo it does the same thing. I use IE and Firefox on my machine and it is doing it with both.I then went into safe mode and ran spybot. It didn't find anything. I then ran Norton and after a warning that it may not be a thorough search it ran-it found nothing. However now I can't even get into Safe Mode to run Malaware bytes in safe mode. I get a blue screen after I press safe mode and it give me a listing of problems. I use Windows XP and I don't have a clue what is going on at this point. Any help would be EXTREMELY appreciated.Edit: Moved topic from AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methods to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Got some weird virus and now computer is "off", no safe mode and searches are linking to wrong pages .

Anyone have any suggestions that can help me out?

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Situation 1
Hello. I had &#8220;music store card&#8221; [gift card] that I received as a birthday gift lying around so I figured let me it out. Anyway, I purchased 3 songs from iTunes.com. Attempted to burn them. It didn&#8217;t work I got some sort of write error on the CD.

While in main screen I clicked Edit > Preferences > Advance > Burning: Discovered that the settings were set to burn an Audio CD. However, I was using a Data CD. Is this why it didn&#8217;t work? Last I read up it should have worked. The disk was a CD-R Memorex Cool Color CD-R. This shouldn&#8217;t have proven to be a problem right?

This disk can&#8217;t be played in Xbox (original not Xbox 360).

Situation 2
In another situation I tried burning a copy of and an mp3-to-Audio-CD.

When copying the Audio-CD I was using Nero Burn Ultra Edition Got the error message saying along the lines of &#8220;write fail, unable to finish end session.&#8221; Same thing happened when I was trying to make an mp3-to-Audio-CD, except I was using Microsoft Windows Media Player Version 10.0.

This disk can&#8217;t be played in Xbox (original not Xbox 360).

So what am I doing wrong? Here are my objectives:

1) Want to burn audio CDs that will play in cars, stereo systems, DVD players, Xbox, and Xbox360 &#8211; when I get it . If I keep purchasing music from iTunes.com, this may prove difficult?

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A:Burn Audio CD Wrong and Having Probs. What am I doing wrong? "What is the right Way?"

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My desktop isn't working normally and I dont know how to fix it.Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Benjamin Moeller on 2008-06-29 00:47:56Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --60: 2008-06-29 05:48:04 UTC - RP282 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point59: 2008-06-27 01:14:13 UTC - RP281 - System Checkpoint58: 2008-06-25 23:31:37 UTC - RP280 - System Checkpoint57: 2008-06-23 18:51:45 UTC - RP279 - System Checkpoint56: 2008-06-20 18:16:54 UTC - RP278 - Software Distribution Service 3.0-- First Restore Point -- 1: 2008-03-29 05:59:44 UTC - RP223 - System CheckpointBacked up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.-- HijackThis (run as Benjamin Moeller.exe) ------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:52:55 AM, on 6/29/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32�... Read more

A:Their Is Something Wrong And I Dont Know What Wrong.

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. You are running an older version of Java. This can be a security risk so let's get you the latest version.Upgrading Java:Download the latest version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 Update 6.Scroll down to where it says "The J2SE Runtime Environment (JRE) allows end-users to run Java applications".Click the "Download" button to the right.Select your Platform and check the box that says: "I agree to the Java SE Runtime Environment 6 License Agreement.".Click on Continue.Click on the link to download Windows Offline Installation (jre-6u6-windows-i586-p.exe) and save it to your desktop. Do NOT use the Sun Download Manager..Close any programs you may have running - especially your web browser.Go to Start > Control Panel, double-click on Add/Remove programs and remove all older versions of Java.Check any item with Java Runtime Environment (JRE or J2SE) in the name.Click the Remove or Change/Remove button.Repeat as many times as necessary to remove each Java version.Reboot your computer once all Java components are removed.Then from your desktop double-click on the download to install the newest version.Please post a new log from DSS.

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I have two disks configured: First C: is a active partition SDD. Second one is D:, which is old active disk and used now only for backups.
I'm starting with selecting no folders at all in the "indexed Locations".

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Next I select disk C. As result not the folder from disk C is taken over but from disk D:
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I have no chance to select any folder from disk C.
Index Rebuild does not help.

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this is a many faceted and increasing in facets issue (ill try to make it as short as possible);

the male side of my video cable connection (the part on the motherboard) had bent pins; the pins were unbent and the cable was able to fit back in, BUT

the picture was garbled--wrong colors, moving lines, etc. the people at a tech store told me the video cable was pinched and knowing that it had been jammed in the hinge for a while, i believed it extremely feasible. I finally ordered a new video cable but replaced it, and to no avail. the picture may have been slightly better--but not significantly if so; additionally (and im not sure if it was this way the first time as well) the computer was displaying at the size of the external.

i restarted, and reazlied that the laptop screen displayed nothing at startup, until logged in--exactly like the external. i figured that at least a portion of what was going on was the computer was sending the external screen signal to the laptop.

things i've tried:

-reseating both ends of the new video cable MANY times
-turning the computer off, taking out battery, holding start button, putitng battery back in, restarting
-every variation of screen resolution/external monitor setting
-pluggin in the external, putting laptop to sleep, unpluggnig external
-reinstalling video/image drivers
function key combinations

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A:stuck booting safe mode, which doesnt work; stuck in external monitor mode?

i managed to change the safe mode option, unfortunately the laptop screen still isnt working correctly (the external is)

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I just returned from a vacation to find that my laptop has no wi-fi. When I click on the wi-fi icon, no network pops up; only airplane mode.I did not take the laptop with me on vacation. I turned everything off and made sure the computer was unplugged. When I got in, I plugged the computer in to charge up the battery. While the computer was charging, I clicked on the hp icon which is usually a blue circle with a question mark in it; this time there were two yellow exclaimation points in it. I had a message to install updates. I did this. Still no wi-fi.I have wi-fi in the home because tablets and kindles are working. Is there something I can do to fix this ? I have never seen just airplane mode show up under the settings, with no networks.If anyone can help, I'd really appreciate it!kitty12

A:NO Wi-Fi on laptop! Only airplane mode is shown.

kitty12 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about Airplane Mode and wanted to help. Unfortunately, this is a display change that MS did with the November Update -- you only see Airplane mode being toggled now, not the older display. If your WiFi is indeed not working, here are some troubleshooting steps you can try: HP PCs - Troubleshooting Wireless Network and InternetGood LuckI am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.========================================================================If you feel my suggestions helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol to say thanks!If they helped resolve your issue, please click "Accept As Solution" to help others find similar information.

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Baically my laptop with windows XP won't even start (except safe mode) . I've tried scanning for virus' but cant find anything. tried connecting a different monitor to see if it was the screen that was messed up as when it starts it has loads of green lines on the screen and the same occurs so the screen is not the problem. Also it just turns itself off for no apparant reason. Any help from the hijack this file and what to do to fix it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 19:42:48, on 17/08/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.skybroadband.comR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://g.msn.co.uk/0SEENGB/SAOS01?FORM=TOOLBRR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft... Read more

A:Please Help. Lap Top Only Starts In Safe Mode - Hijack This Log Shown

HelloWelcome to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum, sorry about the delay, but the amount of people posting with infected computers is through the roof and sometimes we can't get to logs as fast as we would like to. If you have not resolved your issue and still need assistance, post a new HJT log please as your system may have changed since your original post.

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Sorry for my English..


Maybe I can describe more than one problem in this thread and not to create new one?

1. Like I said, network adapters shown only in safe mode on WinXPSP2. I'm talking about Device Manager. If I'm booting normally or in Safe mode with Networking, there are NO network adapters, even what to expand. And if I disable all the adapters in safe mode, there are all in normal mode. But if I enable them, they all disappears. When I enable all adapters, that "sector" "Network adapters" disappears.
In Network Connections there are no Local area network. There are my DSL, but no LAN. And Win gives me 769 error, can it be because there are no LAN? I can't connect to Internet on that computer.

2. And now, what happened BEFORE that. I think, that could "break" my PC. Suddenly, Win "thrown" me error. It said, that my DirectSound drivers are bad, something like that. I have downloaded required drivers and tried to install them. But.. PC just restarted in installation progress. I turned of automatic restart on errors. Windows just "thrown" me blue error screen, where was written one file, sysaudio.sys. I found that file in C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\. Downloaded file from DC++ and replaced it. Size was the same. But still appears blue error screen with same error and file. Then downloaded (then my connection was still working) drivers exactly for that motherboard (specifically, for chipset), and aga... Read more

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Windows XP Media Center Edition -
This Dell Dimension only has USB ports, no conventional/serial kbd and mouse ports.
Prior to Windows loading the user interface, the keyboard works, but once XP comes to the login screen, the keyboard/mouse are not recognized.

To sort this I am trying to simply logon as the Administrator in Safe Mode. However, I am routed right back to the graphical display UI, shown the User accounts, with no "Administrator" account showing and no keyboard.... defeated again.
Isn't there a way to get XP to boot directly to the Administrator account?

I seem to be getting power to USB devices that require such, but no USB function - I'm assuming other drivers will load once I actually access a user account, preferably the Administrator

A:Solved: Administrator Account not shown in SAFE Mode ??

I have just had a quick look through your posts as I seemed to remember posting on a thread that you started about Windows XP Media Centre edition.
Having read your posts, is this a new installation on this computer, after a format.
Try disconnecting all usb devices, except mouse and keyboard, if of course any are connected. ie: printer, camera, external HDD etc.

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After a power outage 3 weeks ago I was having issues with the system going down at around 5 minutes and then less and less time after that. I was told it was a display issue and to uninstall and reinstall my display drivers. I uninstalled my drivers and it was still the same. I felt like it was temperature related. I found my graphics card (Radeon 5700) was dirty. I cleaned it and thought I was back in business. Everything was back to normal, all I needed to do was update my graphics drivers. Once that was done, my computer would no longer load past the Windows splash screen.

I used Puppy Linux on a flash drive and I have access to everything. I can use the internet and access all my files. This to me says that it is not a hardware issue.

The fact that when I try to go into safe mode it gets stuck for more than a day on classpnp.sys (when I finally give up). I understand that classpnp.sys has loaded but, there is something after that that the computer can't load. I have seen some people have atipcie.sys load after classpnp.sys and it makes sense to me that it would be a graphics driver that is causing the issue.

I need my Windows 7 up and running for school and work projects. Any ideas, thoughts, or help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Stuck on Windows splash screen, safe mode stuck on classpnp.sys

Hi ,
Follow this tutorial to run SFC /Scannow at boot.
SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
If you want to run the command from a USB drive follow this tutorial.
Boot Windows 7 System Repair Disc from USB Using Grub4Dos
And apply it to the first link instead of the ERD (Emergency Repair CD).

Generally a good tutorial to read.
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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I tried using the driver CD to see if it will help with anything rebooting and I did some Express Test. It gave me this code:
Error Code:    650F:136C
Msg:    IDE device failed. Blank media or no media is present in optical drive. Test requires media with data (Resource CD, Installation CD).
Have no clue what it is. Ive done some reading on Mup.sys. It requires me to remove some 'USB card'. I dont really see any . Any advice would be appreciated or if you have anymore further queries let me know.

A:Stuck on Mup.sys (during safe mode) and stuck on Windows XP loading screen.

HI Jon,
Thats not  a error to worry about.
That error comes up when u run express test on the computer and the cd drive is empty.
Are we working on a notebook or a desktop.
And mup.sys is a system file .You can repiar mup.sys by following these steps.
1>Start the computer from the Windows Xp CD.2>At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to repair. 3>At the C:\Windows prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: ren c:windows\system32\drivers\mup.sys mup.old4>At the C:\Windows prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:expand <cd-romdrive>:\i386\mup.sy_ c:\windows\system32\drivers\mup.sys5>After the file is successfully expanded, type exit, and then press ENTER to exit Recovery Console. 6>Restart the computer.
Best of Luck.

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Hi, today I decided to restart my PC but it got stuck at the "logging off" screen, so I just held down power button to turn it off.
When I tried turning it back on, it got stuck at the windows logo. Safe-mode won't work, nor will system recovery.Note: I had not made any hardware changes in the past 3 years. I also don't think I have made any big software changes in the past couple of weeks.
What I was doing before I decided to reboot:
I was reinstalling different versions of firefox because I was having flash issues (FF and Flash arent very compatible on some of the newer FF versions)
So I installed 30.0 and it asked me reboot to finish the installation and here I am. I don't think it's related, might be just a coincidence.
Full details of what is happening:
Normal boot-up freezes at the windows7 logo. The animation freezes too. PC does not auto re-boot.
Safe-mode gets stuck while loading components. Notably at storport.sys (not sure if I spelt that right) PC does not auto re-boot.
System recovery freezes after a while during the © Mircosoft Corporation screen with green loading bar. PC does not auto re-boot.
The little light that flickers when the PC is doing something is not lighting up during the loading screens. It flickers for the first couple of seconds and then just stops (or very faintly flicks every 3-4 secs) The loading screen animation then freezes after ~10-15 seconds.
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A:PC/Safe-mode/recovery mode won't boot (stuck at windows logo)

Sorry to double post...
Tried reseating the RAM, no luck...
Tried booting recovery mode from a rescue disk I made a couple years ago, same result...
Freezes right there after 15~20 seconds...

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I have been having trouble with my computer running really slow lately. I think it may be my hard drive is too full but i would like to rule out a virus. any help is greatly appreciated.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:55:36 AM, on 8/15/2012
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\Direct Console\DCHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATKOSD2\ATKOSD2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\ATK Media\DMedia.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\Direct Console\Direct Console.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Turbo Gear\GearHelp.exe
C:\Program Files\ASUS\Turbo Gear\TurboGear.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\PC Tools\PC Tools Security\pctsGui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\ReaderDesktop\appHelper\ReaderAppHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\Turbo Gear Enhanced VGA Driver\wbctlvga.exe
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A:What's wrong here?


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It seems that I have bought the wrong cpu:

I have a pcchips m811 motherboard that supports up to 266mhz fsb.

Their web site said that the board supported the Athlon 2600+, but I did not know there were 2 kinds of the 2600+.

I unwittingly bought the 333mhz fsb chip, and I cannot get it to run above 1.53ghz without overclocking.

My question:

Is there any way to get this processor to use the slower fsb at the factory internal clock? Like with a mod or something? Or am I just screwed?

A:Wrong cpu =(

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