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Weird harddisk problem

Q: Weird harddisk problem

I'm having problems with this 80GB WD IDE harddisk I purchased 6 months ago. It was working perfectly fine until recently. Nowadays it suddenly disappears from Windows and BIOS without a warning. Then I turn my system off for a few minutes and then turn it back on and it's working again. I have Ariolic ActiveSMART software installed and it shows no problems with that particular harddisk. My system is an Intel 865PERL motherboard with P4 3Ghz HT, running a Windows XP Pro with all the updates installed for hardware and software.

I will appreciate any help/suggestions to resolve this problem

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A: Weird harddisk problem

Have you checked the ribbon cable to make sure its securely seated? If it passes S.M.A.R.T. tests but occationally fails thats the first place I'd check. If that doesnt' fix it, try an entirely new ribbon cable. Also be sure to check the molex connector.

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Hello all,

I need some advice.

I recently replaced my old harddisk to a new harddisk. The old harddisk has windows xp home and other programs installed.

I did not format the old harddisk, I only took out the old harddisk and replaced it with a new harddisk. I then installed windows xp home to the new harddisk.

While I am installing programs on the new harddisk, I discovered that one of the programs do not allow me to activate the program license because I have previously activated the program on my old windows. I need to do a proper uninstallation to release the license, then I can activate the license of the program in the new harddisk.

My question is, can I take out my current new harddisk, replace it with the old harddisk, boot up as normal into the old harddisk windows, uninstall the program inside the old harddisk, then replace the old hardisk with my new harddisk again.

Will I be able to access the old windows on the old harddisk?
Will it mess up my current windows/programs settings?
Will my current new harddisk windows be able to work as normal after accessing the old harddisk windows?
I thought of accessing the old harddisk as a slave, but I do not know if it is possible to access the old harddisk and do a proper uninstall of the program?
Is there any better way of uninstalling the program on my old harddisk?

Thanks in advance.

A:Accessing Win XP on old harddisk to uninstall programs after installing new harddisk

you have to swap out the drive completely. at no time should you have both hdd plugged in.

repeat, do not run them as master and slave. run each hdd individually at each time only.........

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I have 40GB harddisk and now I am moving to 120GB SATA hardisk. But i want all the data with softwares, plugins and all the windows settings to be transferred in the 120 GB harddisk.

There is any way so that all files and setttings will transferred and I dont have to install everything again.

In my system Windows XP Pro SP1 is installed.

A:Transfer data/settings from small harddisk to big harddisk

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Hello, my friend recently formated one of his hdd (the main), he put windows XP on it.. evreything works fine... on the bootup it finds 2 hdd.. so evreything is normal... same thing in the bios... but once he goes on my computer there's only one hdd, only the master.. it looks like that it doesn't find the slave. You guys have some advices?? Please let me know as soon as possibile.


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My don't start.I need a recovery cd or usb. On the mean time bought a new harddisk now I need Windows 10.Try to do factory configuration, but nothing. Or simple I can't do that.I have never made a recovery cd. M#: E0K02UAS#: 5CG3254F3L

A:Harddisk problem

If you have previously installed and activated the Windows 10 you can reinstall it without a license key. The hardware id is stored on MS servers and will activate automatically.Use the directions here to "create installation media to use on another pc".https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/software-download/windows10

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Good morning.I have tried everything that's possible with my laptop.I can't get it to work. I try to do a factory reset but nothing.Is it not possibe to get a windows 10 recovery USB stick from hp support?or Ihave bought one, where can I get one?

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My harddisk is keep working, although I do nothing. Even I close all applications, it still running and cause my computer work very slow.
I don't really know what happen with my computer. If anybody know how to fix it, please tell me.

thanks you!!

A:Got a harddisk problem!! need some help!! plz!!

Please post more details!! Like anything strange happen lately, recent downloads, hardware changes, do you run a firewall, virus protection, system specs etc. etc.

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I have a laptop HDD in an enclosure as an external drive & have had it for about 4 months. It uses usb port. I was using my computer & the hdd was working fine when suddenly as i was downloading something it could not finish dloading because it said the (already written) files could not be detected. Then i disconnected the cable & replugged it & the green light turned on in HDD but it still wasnt detecting it. Then i thought maybe something was wrong or stuck in hdd so i took it out of the enclosure & everything looked fine so i put it back & when i went to plug it in a error showed at lower right of the screen which said that the port hub had a power surge & to disco the hdd & click reset. (Also the green light didnt even turn on this time.) So i did. Then i thought i always used only one end of the usb cable (Double header) so i didnt get why it didnt work but i went ahead & tryed using both heads of the cable & still again said the same thing. I always had enough power so i dont get it. I plugged in my ipod into the usb port & it works good. What should i do?

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Sir, i've 80 gb harddisk, but unfortunately while i'm formatting it, it shows me only 37.7 gb instead of 80 gb. So, sir please help me urgently to solve this problem.

A:problem in harddisk

First, please confirm that the hard disk contains only one partition and that it uses all the space on the hard drive. If that is the case then I would guess that chkdsk has over the years identified (and marked unusable) about half the sectors on the disk. That is unlikely; more likely you are talking about a partition that is only about half the hard disk.

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My hard disk did not detecting when i connect hard disk to the pc the system will restarts
please anyone can help

A:harddisk problem

Remove temporarily the HDD while computer is turned off and unplugged. Does it reboot also?

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I have recently had a problem with my pc and have lost important data. I was able to recover some by using recovery software. So i decided to buy a external USB HD for backing up my data from now on. Although the USC HD worked on a friends PC with XP it does not work on mine with a Win 98SE OS.
I can see the HD in windows explorer but when i try to access it, it says that the drive is not formatted and asks if i want to format it. But the HD is already formatted. I did it on the friends machine (XP) where we copied some program files that i might need on my own system (winamp3, anti-spy etc.).

Although i tried hard to get the new HD working with the external usb case i could not succeed so i decided to install it in my case as a slave driver. (Yes, i did changed the jumper settings correctly). Now, both in windows system and bios settings the new HD is visible but no drive letter is assigned to it and i can not access it in windows explorer.

Please, help. I am about to loose my mind...


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I have a strange problem with my harddisk. There'e a light idicator on my computer shows that if the harddisk is running or not. After restarting my computer, this ididicator shows that the harddisk is running. This light lasts for many hours even I stopped all the programs running and Internet is disconnected. THe only way to stop this idicator is running a virus scan on the harddisk. After that scan, the idicator's light stops showing that nothing is using the harddisk. The virus scan shows that my computer is clean. Some days this problem doesn't appear but most days I have to do scan. I forced to do this scan because neglecting this may lead to harddisk failure as it happend before.

Any help?

A:Problem with harddisk

Hello Newtonx,

This is normal for there to almost always be some activity on your hard disk. Vista has many background programs and services that are constantly accessing the hard disk. Some of the most common ones are the Index updating the index during low or idle usage of the computer, System Protection creating a restore point, scheduled Disk Defragmenter scans, etc........

Hope this helps,

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I have a 210GB Hard drive and apparently i only have 16GB of space left. This didn't look right to me so i went into my Cdrive and checked the size of each folder and added them up on a calculator. Not counting folders that were a few MB or KB the calculator told me i have only used approximately 146GB of space. I ran a defrag and cleanup only a few days ago. So what's going on?

Here are the folders in my C drive:

Program Files = 2GB
Program Files (x86) = 70GB
Windows Folder = 23GB
Users = 44.6GB
SwSetup = 6GB
Temp = 0 bytes
PerfLogs = 0 bytes
Intel = 604KB
inetpub = 188KB
IExp1.tmp = 0 bytes
IExp0.tmp = 0 bytes
Games = 126MB
col1832 = 2.16MB
ATI = 248MB
AMD = 3.87

A:HardDisk Problem

Are you counting hidden and system files?

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My old 80GB crapped out on me, or so lengthy revival attempts showed, after a "Disk Read Error" message and reboot cycle on startup. So my friend gave me his old 40GB drive that may or may not have been formatted, he doesn't recall. I plug the Master ribbon cable and power connector to the drive, put my XP disk into my CD drive (to install XP when the time comes) and power on. The drive spins up. I get "Detecting Primary Master..............." or some such and then it goes to a black screen with a little flashing underscore. Oddly enough the light in my optical mouse flashes in time with it.

Am I just missing something in the reformat process or do I have something more to be concerned about?

Update: Okay, I changed my boot order so now I can get the XP CD to start starting. But part way through it stops and gives me "SESSION3_INITIALIZATION_FAILED" and then tells me to make sure any new hardware is properly installed. It adds the Technical Information of "STOP: 0x0000006F (0x00000020, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)" I'm using the ribbon-cable designated Master... does it matter if I use P4 or P5 for power?

It doesn't appear that Jumper position is the issue since I've tried it on Master and Cable Select with the same result...

Edit 2: XP disk was only an Upgrade so I'm up the creek at the moment. I'll try again later. Bah!

A:Harddisk install problem

First, try to format the drive with delpart to be sure, that all partitions which may have been created are delete Can you put the jumper on slave mode ? Or was your other drive master?

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Hi, My Hp touchSmart 15-j949us; M#: E0K02UA; S#: 5CG3254F3L. Comes with windows 8.1 pro installed. This was 2 years ago. In 1915 I have upgrade to windows 10.I have had problem with my fanmotor. After replacing the fanmotor, the machine will not start.What must I do to get back to windows 10 after factory reset. I have not execute it yet. I got an mesage that said: www.hp.com/go/techcenter/startup

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Hello everybody.
I have installed my new Win8 and it seems it is in conflict with my second harddrive - WDC WD3200AAKB-00WHA0.
When the drive is plugged in, Win8 won't start at all, when I remove it, Win8 boots normally (from my first harddrive).
BIOS settings are correct, the first booting device is the first harddrive, where win8 is installed.
All HDDs are SATA.

Please, do you have any comments, any ideas?

Thank you very much!


A:win8 and harddisk problem

What happens if you plug it in after restarting? If lucky, then you could get control of it, maybe.

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hello guys on my external hard disk i have 4 folders with some files i never sav that i cant delete.. windows gives me a error
this folders have weird names like
how can i delete this folders

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I have just bought a new USB Harddisk case and plug it in onto my laptop, at first, it works fine. But in the past few days, Window XP cannot recognise the HD as "USB Mass Storage Device" as it used to be.

Now whenever I plug my USB cable in the port, it only shows "Unknown Device" under the Universal Serial Bus Controllers

What has gone wrong?

Thanks, guys !!!! This has been bothering me for a while..


A:USB External Harddisk problem

This little raindance will usually fix this issue.

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
-------------------------- cut here --------------------------------

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]

-------------------------- cut here --------------------------------

Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.

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Hi all,
Recently i have purchased 1TB Lacie external hard disk.I am unable to access the hard drive when connected to PC.When it is powered on it is giving sound.


A:Reg. harddisk access problem

Is the external drive formatted?

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My XP does not detect my other harddisk (slave). Bios detects it but when windows starts i cannot access the drive. computer management-> disk managment does not do the trick this time. i installed windows again, and the drive was detected, but after a couple of boots it was the same. The harddisk cannot be found by windows. Both of my harddisks are Seagate Barracuda (master 120gb, slave 80gb) . I tried both of the disks on another computer and they worked fine. What is this, can anyone help?

A:Harddisk detection problem

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I have WD Passport 320GB. I am using different desktop PC and laptops. All the window operating systems are XP. The problem is that pc or Laptop not always can recognise this USB HD.
Any suggestions to solve this problem
Thank you.

A:USB External Harddisk Problem

And what would the problem be?

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i recently got an additional 160 gb harddisk for my old pc.... and made my older 40 gb hd into the secondary drive... i have windows xp system
the older drive has 4 partitions... wen i check in MY COMPUTER the 4th partition in the secondary drive is shown as 6.91 gb... with free space of 1.11 gb... earlier, ie after the drives had been put in and the pc running fine, i could not access the data on the 4th part of the 40 gb older drive and even after trying with data recovery software i gave up n just formated it.... but even after the format the drive size is still being shown as..
free space:1.11 gb
total size : 6.91 gb..
is der any way i can fix this problem?this 40 gb hdd is 3 yrs old,... is it possible dat it is physically damaged?..


A:secondary harddisk problem

I don't think it is damaged. Go to administrative tools via the control panel, run computer management then select disk management. (Take care here) Right click on the drive that has the problem and delete the 6GB partition. You should be able to see the full capacity of the drive in unallocated space. Create a new partition using all the space and let your system format the drive. Thinks should be fine if that is the case.

If you can see your old partitions in disk management but they are displayed as unknown or something you may have formated them as dynamic volumes before. In that case it could be possible to access their data if you need to but please ask around on how to do this-sorry I don't know!

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Good day!

I need help please. I have a seagate hard disk 80 GB. the problem started with a disk error then the bios now only detect 11BG of the total 80GB. How can i resolve this problem?

Thanks in advance.

A:Seagate Harddisk Problem

Go to your HD manufacturer's web site download and run the HD diagnostic utility.

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hi..my harddisk screwed up..i'm able to start up the pc but it does not load windows where a blue screen is shown for 1 second and then it restarts itself..i sent it for repair and the guy said that my harddisk partition is screwed up and he cant reinstall windows..is this possible?

which is a better brand? western digital, maxtor, or seagate?

A:can a harddisk boot if there's problem with partition?

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i got eject problem everytime i plug any usb drive
when i open the process using a program called "procexp" or process explorer that i downloaded , i found some process preventing the safely remove hardware
Screenshot below :

the process is :
1. $extend/$metadata
2. System Volume Information

edit : i cant close the handle (process) it say "the handle is invalid"
i am using win 10 build 10586

please help me, any comment is greatly appreciated

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I am completely perplexed with this.

Ok so I have the installation file for Alcohol 120% v1965529 on a DVD, so when I try copy pasting it to my E:\ drive I get an Access Denied - Make sure the file is not in use or write protected error.

However, I can copy it with no problem to my C:\ drive. Once I do that, if I try to run the installation, I get the "Windows cannot find the specified path, device or file. Make sure you have the appropriate permissions to access the item." error.

Trying to copy it from C:\ to E:\ gives me the access denied error again, and I've already removed all atributes, like read-only. What the hell is going on here? I'm system administrator, and in the 4+ years I've been using WinXP, I have never seen this problem! The file isn't corrupt, it works on other computers.

Right clicking on it, the context menu takes a good 6 seconds to show up.

A:Solved: Weird weird problem with Alcohol 120% - ACCESS DENIED

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Assume I have a rather new external (Toshiba) 3TB USB harddisk.

During the last days I experienced a data loss because one of the data blocks on the hard disk seems to get damaged.

I run a surface test with one of these hardidsk management tools like Minitool Partition Wizard.

It shows exactly ONE bad block on the hard disk (see attached snapshot).

So if I backup the current stuff to another hard disk, then re-format the hard disk and finally re-transfer the data files on the hard disk in focus: Can I continue to use this hard disk without problems?

I have heard that new hard disks are smart enough to exclude such error blocks from their internal table of free available blocks.
So if I later copy some files onto it then the files will NEVER be copied to the bad block.
It will be completely invisible in the future.

Is this correct?

Thank you

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Hi, I have a boot problem.when i do the Harddisktest it gives a failure:u4G42K-5SU8HT-MFPV5F-60W303with product id: A1Z63EA#ABH I used UBUNTU to save files from my harddisk, so i can see the maps. Is it possible that it is stil broken? regards, Patrick  


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A:boot problem/ harddisk problem

Hi,It had failed. You need to replace hard drive with new one of similar form factor2.5 inch SATA HDDhttp://support.hp.com/ph-en/document/c03025707Use recovery media to factory reset after replacement.Your came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bitRegardsVisruth

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Hello everyone,

i'm having a weird problem in my setup, it's not a real problem but it's very annoying.

i can't post a screenshot right now, but the situation is pretty simple:

i have a "login button" (see attached example) floating on the left of my third screen. It's the same exact button from the login screen.

The button can't be moved, it doesn't react to right-click but it does react to left click, showing the account control panel

If i try to change resolution (forcing a redraw of the screens) the button goes away, then it comes back in the same position after some time (minutes)

how can i get rid of it?

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Hello. Approx two hours ago I was watching some google pictures. After clicking one of them, I noticed the Java-program/script or something ran for two seconds. I thought it was harmless.A few minutes later I was going to find something in my documents folder, where I noticed every file was gone from the folder. The files were showed on Windows/Start->All programs-> and I could see the files where you can usually start programs. The were also some scanner icon to left, not normal ones. It was definetely new icons, that look like all other virus ikons. Also I couldnt open programs as far as I can remember, but somehow I managed to open taskmanagr, but not the original but processexplorer or something(I've had a virus before, where I tas told to download that program from this site). I exited those progresses that I knew were the suspicious ones. After a while, trying to check up on internet my computer shut down itself. I ran it in safemode afterwards, running Malwarebytes program, cant remember full name but I got it from here. There were zero infections. Afterwards I could actually use ad-aware, I ran a scan, deleted two infections and went to safemode again. I tried hijackthis at first, but I was told I "administrator has set the system settings that prevent this installation" or something like that. I'm norwegian so sorry for the bad translation. I got it to work by saving it to the desktop. Here is the log, I still haven't shutdown computer ... Read more

A:My documents folder content removed, harddisk problem etc. Headache virus..

I'm also curious how I will recover the files from my documents as I can now remember they were gone from Start-All programs (plus recycle bin) too?

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Hello everybody,
I have the following problem:
I have an Alienware 17 laptop. When the charging cable (while attached to the laptop) is put into the socket, the laptop makes a beeping noise, and switches on - well, something is switched on.
There is no proper boot, but I can can hear the harddisk spinning. It will stay like that, until i push the Reset button, upon which the laptop boots properly.
I wonder, what is the reason for this behaviour & is there a chance that this will damage my hardware?
At any rate, I would very much like to stop this behaviour.
Your help is much appreciated.

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I have just installed ms office professional recently. I usually open this program for a game. When i open it it gives me this -- Imageshack - 85374956
It happened with this program. I dont think it does with the other ones..
This has not happened until i installed ms office 2007. im really pissed now because i have had quite alot of problems with it. I might just uninstall it and never install it again because its interfeiring with other programs. If anyone can help cool if not ill just uninstall it.

A:Weird - Very weird annoying problem

Nothing happens if you wait for it to "finish configuring"? May I suggest trying to run it as administrator? Even if you're running an administrator account, you may want to try and give the program administrator privileges; right-click on the program you're running and select Run as Administrator.

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I have the strangest problem with my internet since updating to W8. My internet works absolutely fine all day, up until later in the day (not sure what time exactly this happens) but it stops working! It says it is connected but it simple can't find a network.

I am connected via LAN to an apartments in house internet setup.

I honestly have no idea what the problem could be! When I was in W7 it was fine. The ethernet cable is always plugged in properly.

I have talked to the internet "pro's" who operate the LAN in the building but they are confused by this too.

Help would be great thanks.

A:Weird Weird Problem!

Are others in the building also losing their internet access at a similar time? Upgrading to Windows 8 could be co-incidental. There are some really bizarre things that can upset an ADSL signal if that's how the building gets its access.

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I play online games such as: RTCW: Enemy Territory, Call of Duty 4, Counter Strike Source, or Team Fortress 2... My CPU will run all my games perfectly, but approximately 15 minutes into the game my fps will go from 125fps to 40-50 fps for about 30 seconds, then return back to 125fps. It continues to happen and get worse as I keep on playing. I have McAfee anti-virus, CCleaner, Ad-Aware SE personal, and TuneUP Utilities.. I use them all and I have zero spyware and no viruses. My original powersupply was only 350W of power. I added a new powersupply which has 600W. I also just added the 2gb of ram to my cpu. I originally thought my cpu was overheating, which was causing my frame rates to drop. I will be checking the forum often to see what you guys have to say, please ask me questions to help fix my problem, i will post answers quickly. THANKS


Windows XP Professional (5.1.2600) Service Pack 2
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.20GHz
L2 Cache: 1024 KB
Memory: 2,048 MB corsair
Mobo: Foxconn 946 7MA Series
Power Supply: RAIDMAX RX-630A ATX12V / EPS12V 630W Power Supply
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT
Hard-drive: 250gb

A:Weird cpu problem

Are you able to leave your side case open for your ventilation ?

Also, you might want to opt little more fans.

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Recently I've been having issues with my machine. Sometimes when I boot up, Outlook, Windows Media Player, and IE (that I've noticed) won't function. They open but hang as if not able to access the data to populate anything with. When I Ctrl+Alt+Del, I notice that none of the processes have a user name associated with them.

The only thing I've found that fixes this, is if I create a new admin user account, reboot, then log in on the new account. I then can log back in to my normal account and it works. This will break again at ramdom though when I reboot. I have no idea what's going on. <-- This method isn't working today though, for what ever reason. Very odd...

I've checked for viruses and whatnot, nothing of the sort. I'm thinking this may be a registry issue with something not starting up as it should? I did notice that there are a couple things missing from the MSCONFIG Startup tab that were there before, but I'm not sure what's missing.

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Hello, i need help with a problem that my friend is having.

One day, he turned on his computer and Windows XP wouldn't load, right before the loading screen this shows up:
"NTLDR is missing
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart" or something like that.

So i've decided to just re-install it.
During installation i got atlast 6 times BSOD containing stop errors, the only one i can remember is it contained "ntfs.sys"

So i've googled around and i found some solution where i had to go to the Recovery thingy from the CD and copy the ntsf.sys file from the installation CD into window's system32 folder.
After that, i went into BIOS and enabled some option that "tolerates memory" or something like that. Ever since then the ntsf error stopped showing and so installation went successful.

So i set up the resolution, moved around some icons, downloaded some tools like Winamp, Skype, Realtek HD audio driver, SiS 330 Mirage integrated (VGA for his pc). Installed all of that and ofcourse the drivers required restart, i restarted and after the loading screen it showed:
"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

After that I tried recovering using the recovery tool twice and it still showed that error.
I decided to re-format and re-install and went outside for over 10 minutes, when i came back there was no screen, tried re-starting the computer and the screen but still could... Read more

A:Weird problem



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Ive got 2x512 CORSAIR memory in my pt800ce-a mobo(I KNOW about all its problems) Ive flashed the bios to the latest update which is suposed to adress my problem but obviously hasnt :-/.

When i run either of the sticks through memtest86 they pass no problem, ive put each stick in each slot and visa versa, but as soon as i run BOTH sticks together, they no longer pass memtest86, fails with 500 ERRORS at 99% of test 5. What gives? I know there is alot of settings pertaining to ram in the bios but I havent a clue as to what i need to change/if anything...any help is GREATLY apreciated...i cant run my computer on 512 :-/

A:Weird ram problem

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I have just found a new thing on windows 7: everytime I go idle for lets say at least 10mins(where the power saving mechanism kicks in), and after a couple of mins after that, my pc led light thingy flashes quickly as if it were processing something. Then after I came back, to my surprise, my drive c space got occupied a little. From 94GB to 93.5. I don't know why this happens, is this a windows 7 thing? I scanned with avira and mbam and found nothing. So should I be worried? Can someone explain this?


So I just also noticed that after one week, the space gets back, but when I go idle again, it eats it up again. So someone care to explain what this is? Is this windows 7 innate?

A:Weird problem

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.Publish a Snapshot using SpeccyThe below is for those who cannot get onlinePlease take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

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Ok I just installed a fresh copy of Win 7 Home premium

So , i play a youtube video , open up a new tab and when i start browsing in the new tab
the music lags like hell and the video lags too.

I've never had this problem before the new install of w7

I've attached a video which shows what happens. TURN UP YOUR VOLUME

Here is the link for the video
Error report to Sevenforums.com - YouTube

A:Got this weird problem

Fill out your system specs here: http://www.sevenforums.com/profile.php?do=extra
I can then direct you to some drivers.

If you know how, make sure you update your graphics card drivers.

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A friend was playing around with the settings on his xp machine and wanted to create his own user with his own settings...however, he made all the changes to the main account...
changes were made to the right-click menu on any folder...instead of saying, 'open...explore...search...' it would only have search...so if the folder was double clicked on, it would open up the search bar...
he then fixed that (its back to normal)...but now if a folder is double clicked on, outlook express comes up saying that the server can't be found...
under folder options, 'reset folders' was clicked to see if that would do anything but nothing happened...
also, he was making changes to 'file types'...with 'file folder' and 'folder' he was adding things to do, but now can't remove them, despite the remove button (its always faded)...
and one last thing...with the right click menu, it now has a whole lot of new options that have a padlock on it i think...the links are to do with security things...

if anyone has any ideas, it would be much appreciated!

thanks a million!

A:weird problem

guessing he changed the account type to "limited" - goto control panel - user accounts - click on the account - select 'change my account type' - set it to administator

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:00:41 AM, on 9/20/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18226)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Avast\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version4\TeamViewer_Service.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Avast\ashWebSv.exe
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A:Really Weird Problem.

-------------------------------- Malwarebytes scan below.
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.41
Database version: 2829
Windows 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1

9/20/2009 1:26:32 AM
mbam-log-2009-09-20 (01-26-32).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 96911
Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 41 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 3
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 1

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Typelib\{e24211b3-a78a-c6a9-d317-70979ace5058} (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Cognac (Rogue.Multiple) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\XML (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Cognac (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected:
C:\install.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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I'm new here and I'm not exactly sure if here is the right place to ask this but here I go...

I have 2 games in which I am having problems with:
=> League of Legends
- FPS starts out great... 140 fps when the game starts
- 60 fps when ally minions starts to fight the enemy minions
- 30 fps after 5 - 10 minutes..
- Less than 30 fps when fights break out and 30 fps when nothing is happening...
- I have tried turning ALL of my video settings to it's lowest

=> Move or Die
- This thing is just completely unstable..
- It has 60 fps sometimes but most of the time the fps just hits 1..
- I have tried turning ALL of my video settings to it's lowest

I tested other games if the problem occurred on any of them ( Modern Warfare 1 - 3, Black Ops, Dynasty Warriors 8 XL, Samurai Warriors 4*All in medium to high video settings* ) but nope, they all work just fine...

So I'm wondering, is the problem from my graphics card, some system faults, poor configuration or something else maybe?

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I was building a new PC last night, and I have stumbled upon a problem. I had everything hooked up, but the computer just wouldn't turn on. So the strange part was when I removed the 12V 4-pin connector from the mobo, it came on right away, but I wouldn't receive a video signal, it seems that the video card isn't even running (I can't really tell). Mouse and keyboard aren't on either. Anny idea what it might be?

A:Weird problem

The 4 pin connector supplies power to your video card. Try removing the video card, with the 4 pin connector installed, and see what happens. If you have another, known good, power supply, I would try that, otherwise you have a bad MOBO, or the 4 pin connector is not making good contact. When you say, you had everything hooked up, and it wouldn't start, are you saying no fans were spinning, no indicator lights, nothing?

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Im on windows 10 and recently purchased this ram and my CPU is an Intel I5 2400 running on an Intel DQ67SW Motherboard,

My current config is 2 x 2gb sticks in slots 2 and 4, however when I try these ram sticks in 2 and 4, the pc runs, fans and lights and all, but nothing on my screen. So when I try a single of the new sticks in a slot, it works. I tried the other one alone to make sure it wasn't a faulty dim, and success, they both worked alone, however once I introduce the 2nd stick into the 4th dim, nothing, however when re adding my original 2x 2gb in dim slot 2 and 4, they work (for a total of 4gb).

Im really confused as to what the problem is.

A:Weird Ram Problem

They should go in the slots with the same color. here is a link to your manual https://downloadmirror.intel.com/19707/eng/DQ67SW_ProductGuide01_English.pdf
Manual says to put two in the blue sockets. 1&2. The link you posted shows 2-4GB modules. How do you know they are compatible with your board? This is the Apacer Part Number AP4096ITUT1K2 that fits your board

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A really weird problem has been happening on a coworkers computer (not mine). Everytime he close MS Outlook, it prompts him to save a file called "Normal". It asks him if he wants to overwrite another file with this one. If he says 'no', it pops right back up again. If he says 'cancel', it closes Outlook but then open Word and asks a similar question: Do you want to save the file 'Normal' as a document template? If he says 'no' this time, it finally close Word down and doesn't bring anything else up.

Has anyone ever encountered this before? Can anyone shed any light on it?

A:really weird problem

Hi there

Yes, I've seen this one too on odd occasions - I can't easily reproduce it, but it tends to happen if Outlook crashes.

I haven;t investigated it though so I'd be grateful for feedback from any other posters.


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unforunately i have a huge crysis on my hands, and i hope you guys can help me out.
Problem: No lights no fans, computer won't turn on, after I TURNED IT OFF

How it happened: Yesterday i downloaded a wallpaper which i believe had a virus on it, so i ran a scanner overnight and i went to sleep, the next day, the internet connection was off and i restarted the computer, and after several attempts at replugging my internet wire, i gave up and i holded the power button for 5 secs to shut down my computer. After i did, internet somehow worked, and i tried to turn on my computer but it wouldnt work. This has never happened to me before, the computer was working fine, im the one who shut it down, and for some weird reason i can't turn it back on.
Note: I don't have any hardware to do guess and trial with, so im trying to find a definite answer to my problems.

system specs:
8800GT Sli
22inch samsun 226bw monitor
3gb corsair and balitik ram
e8400 cpu 3.0ghz
creative labs soundcard
500gb seagate hdd
Thanks so much!

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