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Permissions, I am really struggling

Q: Permissions, I am really struggling

Background I have been using VS Revo Pro to uninstall a number of unwanted programs, and in the process noticed that saving of neither a registry backup nor a system restore point was happening.

I contacted VS Revo, and it was suggested that the problem could lay with the permissions settings. The picture taken of the relative properties seems to show that full permissions are granted. Am I perhaps wrong?

The advice about permissions in the Windows 7 system really confuses me, when it talks of objects in editing permissions too. I cannot grasp what the objects wold be in a case like mine, if indeed they are relevant.

I should. please, ask for as much help as I can get on this confusing matter.

Preferred Solution: Permissions, I am really struggling

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A: Permissions, I am really struggling

What happened when you right-clicked on Revo icon and Ran As Administrator?

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I recently put a new hard drive in my HP dv7 laptop to increase the onboard storage. Before changing out the existing hard drive, I backed up all my personal files on an external hard drive.

One of the folders though for some reason appears to have "randomly" restricted the permissions of an entire folder along with its subfolders and individual files to the admin user of the previous Win7 installation.

This is a folder with multiple subfolders and files (photo backup folder). Windows will allow me to take control of the folder with the current admin user, but it's only one folder at a time. When I attempt to force new permissions for access down the folder structure, I get an error message telling me my access to the subfolders and files is denied.

Is there some other way to force these permissions down the tree or should I put the old hard drive back in and attempt to fix the problem from the old instance of Windows?

Any assistance is appreciated.

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I recently looked at my D drive, to find out that every file and folder in the D drive has a S-1-5-21.... account under the security tab. However the D drive itself does not. When I do to delete it, it tells me I cannot because it is inheriting permissions from its parent. But The D drive itself (The parent) doesn't have that user. So first, can you explain this.
So, I go and stop it from inheriting permission, and then delete it.. The issue is that this is quite time consuming. I basically want to remove this user on every file and folder on the drive at once. Now how do I do that?
I would be perfectly happy removing all the file permissions for all the files (Yes, I know that leaves them unaccessable) and then just adding them, as adding them to the D drive itself will cause all the child objects to inherit them, yes?

A:File permissions, an S-1-5-21 account, and inherited permissions

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Does anyone have any idea why, when I select the Read/Write option for users and groups for various shares on my NAS, the Vista permissions don't have Delete selected, thus only making it possible to delete at administrator level?

When viewing permissions, even administrators can't view the contents of the Auditing tab, although currently any user (both Windows and UNIX) can take ownership of a file/folder, which, of course, I want to change, but I don't want to affect the settings on my NAS.

Where NAS files show a combination of Windows and UNIX users and groups, I'm also seeking advice on how best to configure.

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The fan on the Power Supply keeps going on and off. It spins for about 1 second then turns off then turns on. Sometimes the fan spins for more than 1 second and it makes a weird squeaky noise. I haven't cleaned my PC properly in months... I used a hair dryer to blow away the dust but problem is still occurring. Should I open up the PSU and clean it further... or is it time for a new PSU?

A:PSU fan struggling

A ahir dryer probably would not provide the appropriate air pressure to do a good job, I suggest trying to clean it with a can of compressed air. These can be picked up for about $3 at walmart, kMart, just about any store that sells electronics. Alswo a cleaning about every two weeks would be a better scheme. I take 5 computers out to my work shop at least every two weeks for a good dust removal. But then I have a small compressor with an air nozzle and turn the pressure down to about 20 PSI.

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Hi Guys,

I seem to have been hit witth something, can anyone please assist, it would be much appreciated.



Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 19:39:51, on 25/01/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLanCfgG.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Cotton Eyed Joe\My Documents\My Files\ADAware\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINDOWS\cqdls.dll/sp.html#28129
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\cqdls.dll/sp.html#28129
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = res://C:\WINDOWS\cqdls... Read more

A:Really struggling here, please help?

Remove all these, delete associated files

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINDOWS\cqdls.dll/sp.html#28129
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\cqdls.dll/sp.html#28129
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = res://C:\WINDOWS\cqdls.dll/sp.html#28129
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINDOWS\cqdls.dll/sp.html#28129
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\cqdls.dll/sp.html#28129
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = res://C:\WINDOWS\cqdls.dll/sp.html#28129
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R3 - Default URLSearchHook is missing
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {61A1BD6A-1454-4FC8-F175-3EDD86B070CF} - C:\WINDOWS\atllp32.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [1C1.tmp] C:\DOCUME~1\COTTON~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\1C1.tmp.exe 1 28129
O15 - Trusted Zone: *.frame.crazywinnings.com

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I am not sure whether I chose the right forum for this topic, as it's not only one game but morelike all processes are affected. When I am playing any game with like, say, 90 fps, it certainly does not feel like 90 fps like it used to feel before the problem. It feels lots of less, choppy, slow and especially when I use mouse to turn and to look around. This same problem comes with not only this game, but other programs and games aswell. Just a simple task like watching a movie from my computer, usually when the camera moves, it feels like the pc is giving some kind of lag. I must say, I did re-install my windows when I noticed the problem but there was no significant change.... So I deduce it must be a hardware problem. I hope you understand something from my explanation

Oh. And I check the temperature on graphics card. It seems to be ok, around 60 degrees? So it could not be due to overheating I guess.

Could it be that the card is broken? May the monitor be faulty? If, how can I get this confirmed?

For the reference my specs are

Intel Core 2 DUO CPU E8500 @ 3.16 Ghz P5Q Deluxe
ATI RADEON HD 4800-series
Windows 7 32-bit

I am very frustrated by the situation, and any help would be highly appreciated
I've once taken my pc for repair but they couldn't fix it.

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When I boot up I am getting a window with the message ' There is a problem starting C:\Program Files (x86)\Conduit\CT3309350\plugins\TBVerifier.dll How can I stop this happening?


Run the following and use Clean up button, does issue stop?

Download AdwCleaner by Xplode from here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/ and save to your Desktop.
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator
Click on the Scan button.
AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
When it's done you'll see: Pending: Uncheck any elements you don't want removed.
Now click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R0].txt) will open in Notepad for review.
Look over the log especially under Files/Folders for any program you want to save.
If there's a program you want to save, just uncheck it from AdwCleaner.
If you're not sure, post the log for review.
If you're ready to clean it all up.....click the Clean button.
After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[S0].txt) will open automatically.
Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
A copy of that logfile will also be saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder.
Items that are deleted are moved to the Quarantine Folder: C:\AdwCleaner\Quarantine
To restore an item that has been deleted (if necessary):
Go to Tools > Quarantine Manager > check what you want restored > now click on Restore.


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Hi, names Zero, new to the forums. but figured it would be a good place for me. anyways onto my problem.

I've been having this issue for about a week now. My audio cuts in and out while streaming on youtube. or other streaming sites, yet on my computer i can listen to music/vids for hours and it wont skip. within a 3 minute vid on youtube or such the audio will cut out for 1-4 seconds. every minute or so. And I know it doesnt have anything to do with my net speed. im on a 10 meg cable connection. and even with the video fully loaded it will do it. I'm no.. novice around computers. but this is one issue that I cant seem to solve on my own.

List of things tried.
Updating audio drivers.
Uninstalling audio drivers. reinstalling, trying without updating first, then reupdating
Updating adobe flash player.
Uninstalling/trying without adobe flash player (Shocked it let me play videos without adobe flash >.>)
Installing older version of adobe flash player.

Tried on both Firefox and Internet explorer. same results with the cutting of audio. so dont think its as simple as bad version of explorers. running latest version of FF. old version of IE. tried on a fresh install of google chrome.

My computer specs.
Windows Xp media edition Service pack 3
Nvidia geforce 9600 gt graphs card.
dual core 2 proc.
3 gigs of ram (Initially four but windows xp wont recognize more then 3)

Soo can anyone help me out here?

Edit: P.s It wont cut out sounds/video over skype ... Read more

A:Help please. struggling!

after further testing. it seems to be mainly two sites..


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I don't seem to be getting as good fps as I used to as I think my pc is getting old I was wondering what the best spec to upgrade for my pc would be as I don't want to have to upgrade everything at once
Current Specs:
Monitor: S27C450B Series 4 LED
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
Ram: 8GB
SSD: Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB
Processor: Intel(R) Core i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz (8 core)
If I forgot to add anything let me know and preferably please tell me how to find out what it is because I'm not very good when it comes to computer specs

A:Struggling to run games

What exact ram? What speed ddr3? Why only 8GB?

If you are gaming , 16GB minimum would be best.

What kind of games do you play? At what resolutions? What graphics settings do you play on now/want to play on?

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I've had my laptop since 2012, had a few problems with it but had them all fixed. I recently started gaming again after about a year.
I want to record my gameplay, but when i try to record gameplay my FPS drops drastically. i would be getting around 190+FPS when not recording, but as soon as i start it drops to 39-50FPS.
Anyone got any advice on how i can improve/fix this issue?

A:My Laptop Is Struggling

could be the recording game program. does it occur if using an alternative program like OBS

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I've recently gone on broadband with O2 in the UK and after a few weeks my wireless adapter is having trouble finding my wifi box.
It can find others no probs. After about 3 attempts, turning off & on it can eventually find mine, could my internet use or my systems be hindering it's performance?
I'm running Windows XP.
Hijackthis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 19:42:13, on 28/06/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony Ericsson\Mobile2\Application Launcher\Application Launcher.exe
C:\Program Files\O2\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6261\SiteAdv.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Creative ZEN\ZEN Media Explorer\CTCheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Creativ... Read more

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Hi there,

Struggling to get Certificates to work on Win8 for https login to my NAS.
With https enabled on NAS I keep getting the Red https splash security page on both IE and Chrome.

Followed the instructions to generate/edit the Certificate from the NAS (produces new cert timestamp of Feb 2016).
Instructions in NAS docs say I should import this and allow the manager to automatically choose the appropriate certificate folder.
This I do and it puts the certificate into the "Intermediate Certification Authorities" folder by default.

Contacted the NAS company and they don't know why it won't work, as I have followed their documented instructions.

Any help appreciated.

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Hi! My english isnt the best, but ill try to explain.

The BSOD suddenly pops up whenever it wants it seems, and I get it alot. Im not a computer man, so I dont understand what to read, or what to do. But I hope you guys can figure out the problem, or atleast get me closer to a solution. Ill add the minidump file here, and hope for quick response on the problem. Just ask me if you have any questions regarding my computer please. Ill answer as fast as I possibly can.

I also noticed a file named MEMORY.DMP which was 211 568kb, should I upload this file too? Or is it something else?

Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce 8800 GT
Processor: AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: MSI K9A2 Platinum
RAM: 4GB (Cant find the name)
OS: Windows XP Sp3

A:Struggling with BSOD

Anyone at all know the issue?

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I like my Epson Stylus photo R300, has always done a good job of printing my CD/DVDs, but alas since upgrading to Win10 64 bit, (Win 10 works automatically for standard printing) but not for printing CD/DVD it gives me the nag that the driver dealing with CD printing is not installed. Any ideas, your thoughts as always most appreciated. I have installed the latest Print CD software.

A:Struggling to print CD/DVD

I have an Epson 835 that will print to CD/DVD's working in Win 10.

I did an upgrade from Win 8.1 and didn't have to reinstall everything. However, coming from Win 7, reinstalling ALL the Epson software, including the Epson Print CD program may be needed. It appears Win 10 64 bit is supported.
Here is a link to the Epson downloads.
Epson Stylus Photo R300, Drivers & Downloads - Technical Support - Epson America, Inc.

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Computer has latest virus definitions downloaded/installed, latest Windows updates installed, Ad-Aware updated, PC Powerwash updated and still the following problems occur regularly:

1. When going to the windows update site (as opposed to letting it download the files on its own and telling you when new updates are available) it closes the browser window upon clicking "Custom Install".

2. Popups kill the computer. There's this WinFixer that keeps coming up and literally 50 popups at a time occur and make themselves little groups on the windows taskbar.

Here is the HJT log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:22:41 AM, on 8/14/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Nort... Read more

A:AHH! Struggling to fix a computer

Hello, and welcome to TSF!

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that 'Display the contents of system folders' is checked. If you have Windows XP, the search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that 'Search system folders', 'Search hidden files and folders', and 'Search subfolders' are checked.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).


Download, unzip to your desktop CWShredder and run it, then:

1. Click "Check For Update"

(If an update isn't available, skip to step #4.)

2. Click "Click here to Download the upate".
3. When the new version has been downloaded, click "Save".
4. Click "Fix ... Read more

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Hello, Techies

Here's my problem. (My old hard drive went kaput; we'll talk slave issues later.) For now, however, here's what's wrong: I bought a new 80G hard drive (Seagate), and after much cussing and wrangling, finally got XPPro to load. However, my system only recognizes a "C" drive; neither my cd/rom nor my cd burner are showing up as being in my system. I have no partitions (that I know of; I am a novice...ok, rank amateur). How do I get my computer to recognize the other drives? Thanks a million in advance.

A:Struggling Novice

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Hi I am running XP sp3......have problem with hijack also cant access system restore and many security sites (its as if it knows I am trying to kill the problem)....have managed to do a hijack log and another website has advised that you may be able to offer advice......

details are:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:45:05, on 19/09/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Iexplore.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\paul\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis[1].zip\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/ig?hl=en&source=iglk
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start... Read more

A:real struggling

thanks to all - can I leave this for now - I think I may be on the way to resolving the problem without making demands on your time


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I have followed the steps outlined to get rid of this but it just keeps coming back. I delete everything at the very end for step 21 and when I run HiJack This again its back just with new junk. Ok here is my current log. Oh it will not let me delete winlogin.exe not even from the task manager says its critical and can not delete. Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2Scan saved at 10:14:02 PM, on 12/2/2004Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\00THotkey.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\PmProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exeC:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\TPWRTRAY.EXEC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TouchED\TouchED.ExeC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Controls\TFncKy.exeC:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\TFNF5.exeC:�... Read more

A:t.swapx.cc Struggling

ok i finally got it to work *I think* here is the new log....but now i have a new problem I cant open Internet Explorer without a error message and then it shutting down. It wasnt doing that before. Just to be able to type this to you guys I had to hope over to MSN sigh ok here is my new log. Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2Scan saved at 11:20:07 PM, on 12/2/2004Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\savedump.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\00THotkey.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\PmProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exeC:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\TPWRTRAY.EXEC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TouchED\TouchED.ExeC:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Controls\TFncKy.exeC:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exeC:\... Read more

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I am still struggling to use the Security portal to come up with a listing of every update I expect to see on my machines under by control.
I am currently using the following resources:


Even with the api I still can't bundle the report into a "what KB's will I see offered up".  Do you have any other suggestions?

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Hi! My english isnt the best, but ill try to explain.

The BSOD suddenly pops up whenever it wants, and I get it alot. Im not a computer man, so I dont understand what to read, or what to do. But I hope you guys can figure out the problem, or atleast get me closer to a solution. Ill add the minidump file here, and hope for quick response on the problem. Just ask me if you have any questions regarding my computer please. Ill answer as fast as I possibly can.

I also noticed a file named MEMORY.DMP which was 211 568kb, should I upload this file too? Or is it something else?

A:Struggling with BSOD

"I'm not a computer man"... What is the computers make and model? What version of Windows is installed?

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I have a Dell Latitute D600 and everything was working fine. Well I started to get the blue screen of death every so often so I ran a chkdsk repair. I guess it found some errors and corrected them. Anyway, now my computer takes at least twice as long to boot. Anyone have any suggestions?

A:XP struggling to boot

First off try going to Start -> Run -> msconfig
Then go to the Startup tab and start unchecking programs that you don't want starting when your PC does. Be sure you know what you're unchecking first though. The name and manufacturer can give some clues, or googling them will tell you what they are. Unchecking all of the unwanted/unnecessary programs should vastly improve your boot time.

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I am the only person using this computer. For some reason If I try to view a image or use a editing software, it just wont let me, and says something along the lines of "You do not have permissions" . For example, I cant open Kingsoft writer (Basically microsoft word) and in the permissions, the adminstator (ME) has all the allow boxes ticked, buts its all grayed out! How do i make it so its not grayed out, meaning I can open it. The picture is attached in this page!

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Nothing personal but I hate Windows 8. I'm seriously struggling just to do the basics on my pc with it and WHY do I have no games? Where is my Mahjongg and Spider Solitaire? Why did my internet explorer icon disappear into thin air after a few days and I can't find it now??????

This is driving me MAD!!!!


A:Grrrrr - struggling just to do the basics on my pc

Hello Shug, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You can get free games from the Games app or Store on your Start screen. You'll have to be signed in with a Microsoft account to be able to though.

Do you mean the Internet Explorer tile on your Start screen? If not, then where?
Internet Explorer Modern - Restore in Windows 8
If you have further questions about Windows 8, then please feel free to create new threads to ask.

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Hi all, first post here!

I have recently bought a new quad PC and installed Vista Ultimate x64 on it. It installed fine, I activated it and started to get the updates through, after a few hours they were all installed successfully.

However, last night the Vista SP1 update appeared and I am a bit stuck! It says it is downloading but just stays on 0% for HOURS! Then, all of a sudden last night it climbled to 94%, stopped and I got an error from Windows saying the update has stopped working. I ran it again over night and got up this morning and it looked like it had finally downloaded as it was in the install process, asking me to press Next etc. I left it running but when I returned it said it had failed.

Now when I try to run it again, it seems to be stuck on 0% again. I have tried turning the firewall off but nothing happens.

Any ideas? Can it be downloaded manually and installed from somewhere else? Has anyone else had this problem?


A:No Error but struggling to install SP1

Hello Geordie,

Welcome to the forum

Have a look here;
Download details: Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone for x64-based Systems (KB936330)

Make sure that you have all the latest drivers and Bios before installing.

I hope this helps.


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Helllo, and Thanks in advance for taking a look.

PC: Asus T2-P 3.0 ghz with 1 gig ram. Integrated Intel video. 400 Gig HDD w/two equal partitions (C:/D XP Pro with all latest security/MS Updates.
Running two resident anti Virus Programs: Avast Professional, and Avira Personal Free. Also run RemoveIT pro Enterprise as a stand alone (works great) Also run A-Squared Free, MS Malicious SW Remover, AVG Anti-Root Kit, and Win ASO v2.0.5 Trial (which works great) and CCleaner. Also run Internet Properties regulary to complete delete IE temp Internet files.

Did have a serious virus that took some work to get out of my machine, but I'm afraid it left something behind,and am at my wits end to find it / clean it. Want to have the HJT log looked at, and maybe the answer here is to re-install windows XP. I dunno... just gettting unbeleivable slowness, with the Performance indicator in Task manager generally spiked at 88% to 100% most of the time.

Wondering if it is worth trying to fix issue, or just re-install (and which method is best?)


Here is HiJackTHis Log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:53:39 PM, on 05/08/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\sy... Read more

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Lately my email (Outlook Express 6)sometimes becomes non responsive and bogs down the system.

Windows XP serv pak 3

Hoping it's an easy fix.. Thanks

A:Outlook Express 6 struggling

Hi -Can you be just a bit more specific about "bogs down" -Please download MiniToolBox, Save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:?Flush DNS?Report IE Proxy Settings?Reset IE Proxy Settings?Report FF Proxy Settings?Reset FF Proxy Settings?List content of Hosts?List IP configuration?List last 10 Event Viewer log?List Installed Programs?List Users, Partitions and Memory size.?List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory (Desktop) the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Thank You -

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I have a URL, I've figured out how to make links display in my sheet, now I'm trying to figure out how to take 4-5 numbers out of a giant url. I'm having extreme difficulty doing this. After I extract these numbers I'm planning on inserting it into another macro to make everything automated, right now we have a dialog box macro where it goes 1 by 1 and asks for these numbers and we are manually pulling them out of the url which is time consuming when you have a 500 product project.

Heres the URL:
All I need is what comes after ida=, it stops at the ampersand. I feel like a noob right now because I couldn't even figure out the formula to do this. I've learned it before I'm sure but its not coming to mind right now. anyways Help is greatly appreciated, I've pretty much got a sheet with about 300 links in A and I have to extract those five numbers!


A:Struggling With this VBA Need to extract text

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I am still unable to get my query to filter the data to suit my requirements. the only way I can see how to do it is to have 16 queries based on a further 16 queries, 32 in total, to give what i need. somehow I think there must be a simpler way, using 1 or 2 queries. Any help would be very grateful.

A:Solved: still struggling with a query

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Defrag stopped displaying progress and there was no hdd activity, so I waited and then shut defrag down. Had troubles so rebooted. On restart mouse would not move and keyboard didn't work. So I turned it off again. On restart I kept mouse moving and that stopped it from freezing, but svchost is running 50% and I can't open any programs. If I open exploer I can see the folders but it stops responding if I try to click on one.

In safe mode I looked at the event viewer and the only unique event since the trouble started is to do with cdr4_xp.sys. This is something with roxio so I rid of of everything roxio, including this driver and all registry keys. The problem has not resolved. Safe mode with networking seemed to have the same problems as normal windows.

I believe the defrag crash had something to do with me disabling my wireless during defrag. The popup window stayed open.

Any help would be appreciated. I don't have an external hard drive so I'm hoping for solutions that don't require backup, but beggars can't be choosers.


Sorry for the careless English. I'm on an iPod to write this. Also iPod seems to correct defrag to defray. I missed it in title.

A:Defray crashed now xp struggling

If you can get into Safe Mode try doing a System Restore.Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> System Restore.When this opens make sure that "Restore my computer to an earlier time" is chosen, and click on Next>.The dates appearing in bold are the dates that you can restore to, click on the date that you want and then click Next> to start the System Restore, you may get the message telling you that you will have to restart your computer to start, click ok. When the computer restarts and you have logged on as the administrator a Restoration Complete page will appear, click on OK to complete the process.

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Hi I am confused with Pinnacle Studio as it is all new to me
I saved a captured movie as an Mpeg hoping to play it on a Dvd player it took hours! Then copied it with my CD Writer
But now i find it will not play on a Dvd player after all!
What have I done wrong?

A:Struggling with pinnacle Studio 8

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Hi I'm new here so if anythings unclear or not stated please ask and i'll try and explain better.

I've been having a problem with the sound on my laptop, when im doing nothing else at all it ok (most of the time) but when i do anything, even as little as to minimise a window the sound cuts in and out, its like its stuttering. sounds like my system was struggling to cope.

So i did everything i could think of, cleaned out my hard drive, defragged, run anti-virus/spyware software. But it's no better - i have no idea whats causing it now. Ive been trying to understand all the processes and CPU usage in the task manager to see whats goin on but ive been largely unsuccessful.

Im running a Philips freevents laptop, 2GB ram, 100GB hard drive (now 40% empty after a hefty clean out!) , WIN XP

-Thanks, Dave

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Hi all, Just bought my new Acer E5-737G-525G, it's ani5-6200u core, with 8gb of ram, and a 940M card, a tidy piece of kit that shouldn't in theory be subject to any system lag or slowdowns. However, this is the SECOND laptop i recieved after the other one went back due to sluggish initial performance and me assuming that this was due to a drive issue. However, it seems like this one is having the same sort of issues. Consistent spiking for long periods to 100% HDD utilization and it takes an age to start up and the icons "page" in after you've started Windows. Can't say im super satisfied with the performance. I am not sure what i should do, if this is a reach out to Acer affair or just fix it myself.  Both RAM and CPU are hardly being maxed if at all, whilst the drive is usually at 100%ish and i can see visible lag on my performance as a result. Please help! I dont wanna have to buy an SSD quite yet lol

A:Brand New E5 Struggling with 100% HDD Utilization

Check in task manager in the "Disk" column. What is causing the 100% disk usage? is it windows defender? If it is, then get rid of it - Turn it off. If its MacAfee, GET RID OF THAT ABSOLUTE PEICE OF JUNK I believe your laptop has a Western Digital WD10JPVX Hard drive, just like my laptop had. Oh, waht a horror McAfee was to that poor hard drive.  

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WinXP Home SP2 (home PC)
1) On Start up after splash screen while on user desktop selection screen
I recieve a error message:"SVCHOST Application Error"
" The instruction at "0x75217b68" referenced memory at "0x025475b1". The memory could not be read.

2) After accessing one of the desktop account.
I get a diolog box
Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered an error and needs to close>

More Info: Error signature
szAppName: svchost
szModName: unknown

If I press "More Technical info" I get two files displayed in a dialog box:
Note: These files don't exists - temp directories were cleaned out earlier.
Other: I've run Grisoft AVG and Ewido and few other cleanup programs and found a few virus (Cleaned them up)
I've googled and can't seem to find anything specific resolution - lots of people with same situations. Not sure if this is a corrupted file of caused by a virus situation.
Any help direction appreciated.
hjt for good measure....

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:08:57 PM, on 7/25/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
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A:Struggling with SVCHOST problems

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Having trouble removing SpywareQuake virus from my computer. I've tried, Norton Antivirus, Microsoft AntiSpyWare, Spybot S&D, and Ad-ware with no success. If you can help I would appreciate it.

Here is my HiJackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:02:05 PM, on 8/20/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\IAMAPP.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Bill Towers\My Documents\?racle\ping.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Program Files\KODAK\Kodak EasyShare soft... Read more

A:Struggling with SpywareQuake virus

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Hi All,

I recently purchased a new system (custom built) with the following specs:

Intel core i7 950 CPU (not overclocked)
6 GB Ram
ASUS P6X58D-E Motherboard
ATI Radeon HD 6870 (2 in crossfire)
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

And I am using a D-Link DWA-125 Wireless N 150 USB Adapter.
My ability to connect to the internet seems to be on and off, previously I had tried a different USB adapter with similar (worse) results.

Yesterday I was able to connect, although it was quite slow, but that may have been due to my internet going slow at the end of last month.

ipconfig gives the following results:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name ............... : Adrian-PC
Primary Dns Suffix ......:
Node Type ................: Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled ..... : No
WINS Proxy Enabled ....: No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix : lan
Description ......................... : D-Link DWA-125 Wireless N 150 USB Adapter(rev.A2)
Physical Address....................: 1C-7E-E5-5C-1C-F3
DHCP Enabled ...................... : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled ...... : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address...........: fe80::51ef:df03:7c75:9e06%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address........................ :
Subnet Mask.........................:
Lease Obtained......................: Sunday, July 03, 2011 11:12:26 AM
Lease Expires........................: Monday, July 04, 2011 11:24:41 AM
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A:Internet connection struggling

Hi AK 47, read this Attachment 162904

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Hi, not sure where to post this so I'll start here.
My computer has recently started slowing almost to a crawl for no understandable reason. For example just not all I had open were IE with about 5 tabs, MS Word and streaming internet radio through VLC (plus the usual MSN which I wasn't talking on, virus checker etc.)

While the computer won't let me do any work in Word or IE, the radio is still playing.

I have run spybot, adaware and AVG spyware as well as virus checker, and after a few initial tracking cookies, have found nothing to suggest malware.

My system: 3GHz x2 AMD Athlon, 2 GB RAM, 512 MB 8600 GT graphics card, Asus M2N-E SLI Mobo, vista business x64.

Are there any diags you could suggest to find a solution to this - very hard to work when the computer stops working!


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A couple of days ago I suddenly found my AV disabled and my web traffic being redirected, following some playing around I managed to install Symantec End Point protection, which Ran, said I had sirefef and all seemed well. But I still had odd options for Windows Defender & MEP Etc.
I found a guide on here by Gringo which I followed, which seemed to do the Job.
But now I am left with one final problem
Windows update refuses to install KB2813170 & KB2676562 From April and May Respectively.
I think I have missed a step out or not ran a particular tool. I am wondering have I missed something.
Look forward to your help


A:Struggling to Recover from sirefef

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16521  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
Run by lee.dever at 15:49:30 on 2013-07-12
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise   6.1.7601.1.1252.44.1033.18.3969.1148 [GMT 1:00]
AV: Symantec Endpoint Protection *Enabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Symantec Endpoint Protection *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
============== 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
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\Dell\DW WLAN Card\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Dell\DW WLAN Card\bcmwltry.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\Anon\Mobile Media Reminder\MobileMediaReminderService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btwdins.exe
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Hi there,

I'd like to start by saying thanks to anyone who can help. I've been trying to remove this virus for a few days now with little success.

Please bear this in mind: The virus actually took control of my computer and I restored it. The logs that I share FIRST are taken from before the original time.

Also, I have no GMER logs. Originally the laptop crashed before it had finished and I never managed to recover before I restored (system restore). I now can't open/copy or do anything with GMER.exe without admin permissions. Funny thing is I have admin permissions but i won't let me do anything with the file.

AVG 2011 Free picked up the virus and it claimed to successfully remove it although it needed to reboot. For some reason explorer.exe and itunes.exe seemed to be corrupted and were being treated as infected files.

OS: Vista Home Premium x32

This is what happens when you log in:
1. "WMIServi Application stopped working and was closed"
2. Every executable that isn't part of windows is blocked by the firewall.
3. Acer eNet Management tells me to "Check the status of the Acer eNet service"

When browsing the internet sometimes searches redirect to famoussearchsystem.com. Also, I left the laptop on all day and came back to see it had opened 16 windows on the same page (famoussearchsystem.com).

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A:Struggling to Remove Virus

Sorry I cannot edit my first post but I thought this might be important. AVG was at the stage where it should have uninstalled but failed so I ran an AVG removal tool which rebooted the computer. I've had WiFi off since posting and on reboot a message popped up:


VC.exe - Entry Point Not Found

The procedure entry point WSARecvEx could not be located in the dynamic link library MSWSOCK.dll.

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I've tried to cope with it alone, reading the pieces of advise given to other victims, but with no effects. So, please...

Main points I could notice:
- http://rl.webtracer.cc/-/?bayzm
- Hosts: 1159680172 auto.search.msn.com
- C:\WINNT\stsheets.dat

The antivirus programs (TrendMicro included) don't state any virus neither malware. The Lavasoft Ad-Aware also can't see anything wrong.
I tried to delete the malware in save mode (maybe this is called differently - I'm running polish version of Win2000) and clean the register. But then the computer during normal start reloads a few times and finally everything is back again.

And here is the contents of result.txt after having analyzed HiJackThis.log by KRC HijackThis Analyzer: (SMBFBE.EXE is the OfficeScan watchdog and ToDo.txt is my notepad file opened during system start)

Log was analyzed using KRC HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 4/1/05
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***

C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\OfficeScan Client\ntrtscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\OfficeScan Client\tmlisten.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\OfficeScan Client\PccNTMon.exe
O23 - Service: OfficeScanNT RealTime Scan (ntrtscan) - Trend Micro Inc. - C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\OfficeScan Client\ntrtscan.exe


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A:After five days of struggling with bayzm, please help

This one is tricky. We are after a .sys file useally located in the drivers folder that holds this hijack in place. Once located...we can delete it...then the hijackthis entrys..and it should stick. Until you deal with that file..the hijacker will put it's entrys back. We are going to try 2 tools.

Please download Atribune's Find batch from here:
Unzip it to the desktop and run Find.bat. This should create a file in the
same folder called report.txt. Please post the entire text of this file
here for me.

Please empty any Quarantine folder in your antivirus, empty your recycle bin and purge/delete all recovery items in the spybot program if you use it?before running this tool.

Download this virus checker and tool from eScan Mwav.exe (Use Link 3)

1. Save it to a folder.
2. Reboot into safe mode
3. Double click the Mwav.exe file.(This is a stand alone tool and NOT just a virus checker......so it won't install anything)
4. Select all local drives, scan all files, press SCAN and when it is completed, anything found will be displayed in the lower pane.
5. In the Virus Log Information Pane (Bottom Window)
Left click and Highlight all the info in the Lower pane--- Use "CTRL C" on your Keyboard to copy all found in the lower pane and save it to a notepad file. DO NOT post the log from the ?View Log? button as that log does NOT contain the info we are after.

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I'm on Windows 8 Enterprise x64
I'm trying to create a Windows to go usb stick.
I have a USB3 32GB stick plugged into a usb3 port.

I can create an initial primary partition on the usb stick, but cannot create a further one.
I also can't do anything to the first one.

I started this by using the following guide:
and failed on step 7 of the Win8 version with the error claiming the was no more free space.

Hopefully this is an error caused by my lack of knowledge but can't find anything on the internet

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8 Enterprise, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1055T Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 10 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 6143 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM v1.2), 767 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 510179 MB, Free - 236250 MB; D: Total - 443336 MB, Free - 312329 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., M4A77T/USB3
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

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Hi all, im new here as you can see and i'm sorry if this seems like a simliar post, but believe me ive been struggling for last few hours over internet on information and how to do things and getting in all kinds of trouble (i will admitt im not 100% best at computers), so here goes whats been happening with my new machine last few weeks.

2 weeks ago i had both monitors go black, then blue with the whole "prevent damage....etc" with code 0X00000116 (display drivers). It happend 3x times and that was just browsing normal on the internet, no games etc. The company of the computer told me to unistill catalyst programme and re-install. updated all windows, seemed to be fine from there on.

Few days later after the screen saver went off and monitors to black i noticed when moved mouse and come back on, it said "display drivers were not responding, but succesfully recovered" on the bottom bar, but i thought nothing of it and it seemed fine.

I now had today the BSOD again but this time code: 0x00000124 (uncorrectable hardware issue), i restarted, researched on internet and found some different answers.

after leaving the computer on as was downstairs on phone, come back to see screen saver went off and screens black, moved the mouse, but they just stayed black. NOTE: This has happened once before also. restarted as only thing i could do

last hour ive had BSOD once again with code: 0x0000019 (bad_pool_header).

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A:BSOD - Struggling to understand

Please follow the instructions in this post to provide us with some information: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

Just FYI - the "display drivers were not responding, but succesfully recovered" message is usually indicative of a STOP 0x117 BSODish error. It's very similar to the STOP 0x116 error and we troubleshoot them the same way.

While waiting for a reply, please uninstall all the ATI video drivers from your system. Then use this procedure to install the DRIVERS ONLY: ATI video cards - DRIVER ONLY installation procedure

If that doesn't help, then start by looking at this post (about troubleshooting the STOP 0x116/0x117 errors): STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting
You can also have a look at this one (about the STOP 0x124 error) - but I wonder if it'll be any help: Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try

Finally, you can start running these free hardware diagnostics. I'd start with the memory test/Prime95 and the video tests: Hardware Diagnostics

How new is this machine? Is the system and/or the video card still under warranty?

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Hello ,

Very stupid question perhaps, if you clean the disk, will that take everything away the former users put on the PC ?

Thanks for any answers in advance,

A:struggling with the old stuff still on this laptop

Quote: Originally Posted by thelma

Hello ,

Very stupid question perhaps, if you clean the disk, will that take everything away the former users put on the PC ?

Thanks for any answers in advance,

That's not a stupid question. If you completely wipe the disk, then yes, it will take everything away. The disk will be essentially a blank disk with no data, OS, etc. left on it. If you don't want to lose any data from the disk, then you would need to copy the data over to another disk before wiping it. If you want a bootable copy of the disk, then you would need to clone it to another disk before wiping (Macrium Reflect Free is an excellent program for cloning).

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Would like some advice regarding hardware diagnosis of motherboard versus CPU.

I use a tester for PS and seem to have no problem diagnosing failure.
I can take RAM out of current PC and put in another pc to test.

So what can I test if the PS works & RAM works but when PS is plugged into mobo no fans & only red/green light appears on mobo? No other signs of life? Is there a way to properly diagnose between CPU and Mobo?

A:Solved: Struggling with Diagnosis

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Hello, this is my first post to this forum and I thank you so much for taking a moment to read!

I am running Windows 7,
i have an external harddrive that is struggling, as i use it to store my audio files for Pro Tools music production
it is simply very slow as of lately, and i try and back it up in case it completely fails and it takes over night
then when i check, i realize it only backed up maybe a 1/3 of the whole drive because it found an error,
and it seems that the struggling external harddrive turns off or something, because its no longer in My Computer

if you know of a software that will surely pull the files off the drive, that is hopefully free, i;d be much appreciative.
or any help you can offer

once again thank u so much!

A:Backing up a struggling harddrive

No, you have to sit there and babysit the drive (pull files off manually in order of importance) because if its only working for a short time interval due to a hardware issue, no consumer software is going to keep that drive alive while it pulls data off, and in fact your opportunity for pulling data off may be extremely limited so you dont' want to start any automated backup process over and over again without complete success.
You can try a LINUX Live CD distro and see if its better at keeping the drive alive as you're transferring data but if its a heat issue by chance, it would probably take longer to fire up with a Live CD than to get going with 7.
Its also possible that its a problem with the bridge hardware/firmware so swap cables if possible, change ports/computers or if advanced, remove the drive from the external enclosure and hook it up directly to its native form of I/O.

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Struggling here how do you backup windows 10? With Acronis 2014 or 2015 or 2016. Do I have to select Winre unnamed partition windows c drive and recovery drive D. Or do I just pic C: Drive and D: drive/recovery drive? Thank you in advance. What is the easiest version to use to backup with Acronis. Things have changed so much from Windows 7!

A:Struggling here how do you backup windows 10?

Hi, good that you are aware of and use disk imaging. Windows is fragile and easily offended. Personally I wouldn't use Acronis TI and haven't for years after it failed to find my SATA drives completely. It's a bloated cumbersome product. Also, some have reported problems with the VSS service.

I use Aomei Backupper (free is fine); straightforward, regularly updated.
Many here recommend Macrium reflect (free) - a mature and modern product.
Both offer differential and incremental imaging.

You need the boot disk for whichever solution you choose, and need to make sure your PC is configured to boot from it.
You also need external storage for your backup- I suggest an absolute minimum of double the amount you intend to back up.

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