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System auto-start settings asks for MSI645.tmp

Q: System auto-start settings asks for MSI645.tmp

The last few days, I've been getting a Behavior Shield Question from my anti-virus (Avast). I'm running Windows XP.

The file in question isn't always exactly the same, but it seems that it has consistently been MSI*.tmp.

I did a boot-time scan yesterday and it found something about a Global*Something*Toolbar (don't remember exactly but sent it to Avast). I Deleted that. It didn't find anything else.

Right now it is asking to run the following:
Program: C:\WINDOWS\Installer\MSI645.tmp
Resource: System auto-start settings
Target Object: \REGISTRY\MACHINE\SYST...\PendingFileRenameOperations
Request routed via: C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsiExec.exe

I don't know if I should Allow or Deny because I don't know what wants to do it

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2550 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 73186 MB, Free - 21994 MB; D: Total - 29282 MB, Free - 24780 MB; G: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 861619 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc. , 0M3918, , ..CN7082153602X4.
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

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Preferred Solution: System auto-start settings asks for MSI645.tmp

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Xp asks at boot which operating system to start and I only have xp installed. It gives me the option of Windows XP or Windows XP (Bootscreen). Why is this happening? Either one I choose gives the same results and I would rather ultimately skip this process all together.

A:Xp asks what operating system to start

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win xp sp 2
p4 800

All of a sudden my compter won't automatically log on, I get the sign in screen everytime
I start it up.

I am using Ashampoo power up, it has a setting to automatically log on but it gets reset
after every log on

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Hi, I have a Lenovo 3000 J200 desktop that I'm using as a file server. Currently I have to physically press the start button after a power failure, before the system will boot. This isn't much help if the power dips in the night or when I'm away.. Is there a setting in the BIOS or similar that I can set to automatically boot up when power is restored to the box? Many thanks Adrian

A:How do I get my system to auto start-up after a po...

Too bad no one offered a solution.  I tried to use the "Wake on Event" to have the PC boot itself, but the only option is a one-time event.  This is an unacceptable oversight on Lenovo's part.  Missing is the option to have this a recurring event such as every day.  Others report the same frustration.  I have this H3 PC in a remote location 1200 miles away, and when AC power loss occurs, I have to travel a great distance just to push the power button.

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Is there a way to make my dial-up connection dial by itsself when my system starts w/o having to type in my login and password everytime???

I put a shortcut of my dun file in the startup folder but it prompts me for a l/p everytime..

Any info would be great, Thanx

A:Auto dial-up on system start?????

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When I'm playing a game windows asks me if I want to change visual settings and unless I answer I can't keep playing my game. is there a regestery key or somethign I can remove to make it never ask this question again?

A:Dureing Game win7 asks to change settings

What game are you talking about?

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I got problem, my computer cant start and ask for reboot pls help!

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I just turned  on my new laptop but it asks for a user which i don't know. how can i start the system? where do i get this information? 

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Hello there!

Every so often, my Win7 64 bit will not start from its drive but claims I need to insert the original startup disk.

When I hit Enter anyway, it proceeds to styart normally.

Today I elected to have it attempt "Repairs" instead - it took forever, claimed it could not find anything relevant, relayed an error report to MS and shut down.

I restarted the machine, selected Start Windows normally, and it proceeded to do just that...

Odd? You could call it that...

NB: On the same computer but a separate disk, I run my original XP SP3. Never any problems with that!

Any ideas?



A:Win7 says it can't start, asks for disk

Try running scandisk from windows. There may be a bad sector around the drive there somewhere giving you the problem.

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When an XP home pc is restarted or shutdown and rebooted, it always asks whether you want to start up in safe mode. This is after normal shutdown and nothing unusual is happening. PC starts normally and runs normally in every other sense, this is just more of an annoyance.

A:Xp always asks whether to start in safe mode.

i had this trouble (asked f i waned safe mode, windows xp, or recovery consol )
I found a way to fix it by going into msconfig, and click on the second tab, and check tohe boot drive. My comp said "recovery consol, and safe mode refer to files added to the boot by accident, do u wish to remove them" (or somethink similar) removed them and loaded fine.

Personally if u can live with it, and ignore it the best u can, then i would.

Hope this helps,

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when i start my advent laptop up it comes up with a thing on my screen to make a recovery disc.how do i stop this i guess its in the program somewhere?thx

A:asks to make a recovery disc on start up

Have you made your recovery discs yet? This usually stops the messages
The only reason I wouldn't make a recovery disc with a new laptop is if the manufacturer supplied an operating system disc, which is becoming much less common.

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hi all,

configuration of my machine is
AMD Athlon 64X2 dual core 4800+ processor @2.51GHz
1GB DDR2, NVIDIA GeForce 5500 FX

i've partitioned my hard disk into C,D,E,F,G,H with 10GB,10GB,20GB,40GB,40GB,40GB respectively. and obviously Windows XP Pro SP2 in C drive.
i've got some songs and movies in F drive

now here comes the problem. whenever i turn on my machine, it asks to scan disk check for only F drive and this scan happens in 3 stages and finally it says my F drive is perfectly alright no problems. and when i restart or start my pc later it again asks to do the same for F drive, even though i'm shutting down my machine properly, this thing happens.

any one has any idea why this is happening? this happens every time i turn on or restart my machine (even after proper shut down) and that too only to my F drive

A:Machine asks for scan disk for every start up


run chkdsk /f F: and let it run to completion at least once.
then go back and run chkntfs /d

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I was using Windows (win7 pro 64bit), just browsing the internet and then I went away from computer for an hour or two. When I came back computer had restarted itself and there was this black bios startup screen and it asked me to boot from cd. "Boot from cd: DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER"

Ok. I didn't know what was going on so I did that. After I inserted the cd, computer started to install Windows 7. I didn't want to do that so I didn't install it. I realized something is wrong.

I closed the computer. I decided to unplug all the usb-devices and restarted. Same thing again - boot from cd: disk boot failure... I pressed DEL to get to the BIOS settings. I changed bios settings to fail-safe. I restarted, pressed F8, chose at first Optimal Windows settings (sorry, can't remember the accurate names of these functions) but it didn't work. It just got stuck and nothing happened. Then I restarted and tried Safe Mode. It got stuck and I got blue screen which went away so fast that I didn't have enough time to see what it said. Then I changed the BIOS settings back to optimal, pressed F8 and selected Repair Your computer. The "Repair your computer" function didn't accept my password and then it just restarted the computer and again there was black screen and text: DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK...

I tried once again use the F8 and choose Safe mode but F8-key didn't work anymore. When I pressed it, it did make a sound but I cou... Read more

A:Win 7 64 bit pro stopped working, doesn't start - asks boot from cd

Welcome to SevenForums.

go to a friend's 64 bit Win 7 computer, make a "System Repair Disc"

Connect an external usb disk to the computer.

Boot from the System Repair Disc.

Go to the "command prompt" option presented by the System Repair Disc.

Once thee you can then copy everything dear to your heart from your computer to the external disk drive.

You can try some of the "repair" options presented but I'm not optimistic.

Let us know the fruit of your labors.
DISC - CREATE A SYSTEM REPAIR DISC START | type System Repair | Enter key | Create Disc button


1) Insert System Repair Disc into optical reader.
2) Shutdown your computer.
3) Boot up your computer from the System Repair Disc
If your computer doesn?t boot from the optical drive, then
Immediately after pushing your Power ON button, start tapping the F2 key to get to the BIOS to change the boot order.

On some computers, you can:
Immediately after pushing your Power ON button, start tapping the F12 key and choose CD/DVD to change the boot order only for this time.
4) Wait while a mini-version of Windows is loaded and finally the System Recovery Options dialog appears.
Select a keyboard input method |
NEXT button
will search your system for installed versions of Windows.
7) SYSTEM RECOVERY OPTIONS dialog ... Read more

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I'm the only person who uses my PC. It runs XP and I only have 1 user account. Because another program said it needed it to run, I recently downloaded the .NET 1.1 from Microsoft. Ever since I've had to confirm muy user account during bootup, wheras before it went straight through. Is there any way to disable the 'choose which user account you want' screen?

A:Windows asks me to select user account at start.

In Control Panel > User Accounts make sure you have checked "use the welcome screen" under the way user's log on and off.

If no luck there run

control userpasswords2 and UNcheck "users must use a password".


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Whenever i start windows live messenger 8.5, it asks me to install then prompts me for a cd? when i click cancel, msn starts up normally. how do i get rid of the install thing?

A:Whenever i start windows live messenger, it asks me to install?

It could be spyware, just run an antispyware programme. Try 'Spybot - Search & Destroy'.

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How do I find out my password for System Restore?

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How do I find out my password for System Restore?

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I have two problems that started at the same time so assume they are related.

At start-up, error message pops up advising that MSVCR71.dll is missing and "reinstalling the application" should fix the problem. I understand that this file is used by several applications including office. I do not know how to reinstall this file and assume it is somehow connected to the fact that I cannot open excel without getting a pop up which wants to open an installer for Quickbooks. After closing the pop up five or so times, I can sometimes access the excel file, but sometimes I cannot.

Can you please advise how to fix.

Thanks much

A:MSVCR71.dll missing at startup AND Excel asks to install Quckbooks at Start-up

Is the file you are trying to open in Excel a Quickbooks report? It sounds like the file includes something that requires Quickbooks.

As for the missing DLL, I hope this is useful:

File msvcp71.dll is missing or corrupt.

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Each morning when my comp is switched on it asks me to press F1 to continue.
When internet explorer opens, the calender has gone back to December 2001.
It won't let me do anything till ..I we have put the current date, month year and time. Once this is done it works fine.

Can you please think of a reason for this?

I use Windows XP & IE 7

Thanks loads....

A:Asks to press F1 when I start & when Internet Explorer opens Calender goes back??????

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For some reason my wireless internet connection deleted itself :s So i decided to do a system restore back to a previous point. This was successful and the wireless connection was setup again. However the same problem occured. when i attempted to do another system restore, the computer failed to boot. It turns on ok, but with a black screen showing a msg which says "initiating" some process, (sorry i forgot, ill post what it keeps saying when i get back home to the broken pc. )

The real problem i have now is when i went to my boot options, to do somthing like a reinstall, it asked for my admin password. This is normally no problem, but for some reason its not accepting my password, saying its invalid! I'm not sure if some virus has somehow changed my Admin password, because i am positive i am typing in the correct password!

I am locked out of my pc, unable to do any reinstall or anything Is there anyway i can restore my pc without losing the data? Even if i end up having to take it to some kind of pc repair shop, that would be preferable as there are some invaluable photos, documents etc. However i am a bit reluctant to give it over to someone else to repair it as the pc also some of my bank account details on there.

Is there any solution? Thanks in advance

A:Computer wont start up, Cant use recovery console or reinstall because it asks for Admin password

Hi booworthy,

It's an interesting problem, so getting the full error message would be helpful.


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For starters - I have recently been able to diagnose and fix and 3 month long issue with internet connectivity, and all because of the help of members here at techguy.

Sygate is asking me the following question

NT Kernel Systen (notskrnl.exe) is trying to send an ICMP Type 8 (Echo Request) packet to Do you want to allow this program to access the internet?

Now, I have learned a lot about how to figure these things out for myself. Google searches for this item don't provide any immediately intelligible answers to this question - most of the hits start above my head and continue up. Can anyone tell me what this is and whether I should say yes or no?

Thanks in advance, Nick


its got me...

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Hello all ... a long time ago I installed a second version of Windows XP on my computer. If memory serves, I installed it on the same directory as my original operating system. I uninstalled it shortly thereafter ... however, every time I boot up, the computer asks me which copy of XP I want to use. This despite the fact that I have since totally reinstalled windows and even replaced the physical hard drive! How can I get it to stop asking for an operating system that no longer exists?
Currently I a running XP Pro on an AMD Athlon 64 3000+ with 2 Gigs of RAM and 750 Gigs on 3 hard drives.
Many Thanks!!

A:[SOLVED] Computer asks for uninstalled operating system

I had a similar problem recently - this is what fixed it.

edit boot.ini:

Click Start > Run - type sysdm.cpl > click OK.
In System properties: Click the Advanced tab >
click Settings under Startup and Recovery >
Under System Startup, click Edit.

Remove the o/s you don't want, (it should have a quote after it saying there's no content or similar).
Next time you boot it should be gone.

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Hello all ... a long time ago I installed a second version of Windows XP on my computer. If memory serves, I installed it on the same directory as my original operating system. I uninstalled it shortly thereafter ... however, every time I boot up, the computer asks me which copy of XP I want to use. This despite the fact that I have since totally reinstalled windows and even replaced the physical hard drive! How can I get it to stop asking for an operating system that no longer exists?
Currently I am running XP Pro on an AMD Athlon 64 3000+ with 2 Gigs of RAM and 750 Gigs on 3 hard drives.
Many Thanks!!

A:Solved: Computer asks for uninstalled operating system

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Enter admin password or power on password system disabled 59304604 

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A:Asks for admin password 3x system disabled 59304604 place he...

Hi: Enter this unlock code... 46062220

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I am looking for a free, easy to configure utility that will auto start the index.html for my website on a CD.

I tried http://www.whirlywiryweb.com/q/shellexe.asp, but it didn't work.

my autorun.inf file looks like this:

[autorun] open=shellexe.exe index.html

and is named autorun.inf

I have that file, the index file and the shellexe.exe file all in the root CD, and I made sure to close the session and to close the CD, but nothing happens when I insert the CD.

Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong, or, a program that gives better directions?



A:Auto Start/Auto Run program?

Just taking a stab but is your auto-run function turned off on the PC your testing on?

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I'm stumped as to why when inserting a disk into either of my drives that nothing happens! I've even (I think) checked the autoplay setting in the properties of the drives and I still can't get it to work. Any idea's..?

A:Auto Start/Auto Play...??

Hi Mrmars...

so when you right click on your CD/DVD drive and select Properties and then the AutoPlay tab, each of the content types (Music files, pictures, video files etc) has a check in 'Prompt me each time to choose an action'?

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Erm , I don't really know how it started , but i think it had gone worse these days so im getting worried .

Problems i'm facing
1- "[title] Personalized settings
Setting up personalized settings for:

this appears each time i start up ,

2- my computer lags easily , but not always . sometimes when i afk for sometime and when i come back and i click something it lags and soon theres nothing i can do except pressing the restart button . (i can 'press' the task manager button , but after that it doesn't appear and it gets worse , sometimes it writes that explorar.exe is using very high % of my cpu . )

3- Certain settings Did change like the 'no active audio mixers available' problem , i searched the Internet for this problem and i found the solution using services.msg , i turned it to automatic but after i restart it turns back to the way it is . (Note : the no audio mixers problem seems to appear only after i use the computer for some time , everytime i trstart it turns back normal)
- last time when i press ctrl+alt+del the task manager appears immediately , now , the windows security appears first .

4- Sometimes when i insert my pendrive and after i finish i want to remove it safely , but it says its currently in use or something , i'm pretty sure im not though

5- Everytime i click on my hard disk , it opens in another window . I searched for it and i deleted the mousepointer2 or something registry an... Read more

A:Personalized settings at start up + changed computer settings(pls helpD;)

somebody mind helping?D:~i think i did the right thing this time already><Hello siqilee,We ask that once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your thread or make further replies until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The reason we ask this or do not respond to your requests is because that would remove you from the active queue that Techs and Staff have access to. The malware staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response, there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.That is why I have made an edit to your last post, instead of a reply. Please do not multiple post here, as that only pushes you further down the queue and causes confusion to the staff.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible.Thank you for understanding.Regards,The weatherman (Moderator)

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I keep getting an information message, 
The start type of the Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service service was changed from auto start to demand start.
Last hour :8227 24 hours: 149657 days: 27,207
My notification area on my taskbar is flashing continually, and sometimes I get weird flashes on the screen.
I've tried to disable the service, and it won't.  Is anyone able to help?

A:Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service was changed from auto start to demand start

Hi  jimr56 ,
Please try booting into safe mode with networking and check if the problem exists.Try and update the system BIOS from support.dell.com and the chipset, video and touchpad drivers just to be sure that there are no outdated drivers. Also run diagnostic from F12  and share the results.
For me to better assist in troubleshooting, please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.

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I keep getting an information message, 
The start type of the Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service service was changed from auto start to demand start.
Last hour :8227 24 hours: 149657 days: 27,207
My notification area on my taskbar is flashing continually, and sometimes I get weird flashes on the screen.
I've tried to disable the service, and it won't.  Is anyone able to help?

A:Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service was changed from auto start to demand start

Hi  jimr56 ,
Please try booting into safe mode with networking and check if the problem exists.Try and update the system BIOS from support.dell.com and the chipset, video and touchpad drivers just to be sure that there are no outdated drivers. Also run diagnostic from F12  and share the results.
For me to better assist in troubleshooting, please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.

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Major network problems

Been scouring the web for the NativeWifi Filter drivers for windows 7

Cannot start my WLAN Auto Config Service due to NativeWifi Filter not installed/unable to start

It keeps giving me an error saying that it doesn't exist so I restarted and now it's not even listed in the non plug-and-play section in device manager with hidden devices shown

had no problem starting up NDIS Usermode I/O Portal as per advice in other threads where it is stated to start BOTH NDIS Usermode etc. AND NativeWifi Filter

But mine has somehow disappeared from the list and would not start before that point

It was a code 24 IIRC "The device is not present, is nor not working properly or does not have all its drivers installed" - pulled that from another service that does not work

Qos Packet Scheduler is also not functioning (where I got the error from which is the same as I WAS getting with NativeWifi Filter)

If anyone has the drivers to either of these that would be greatly appreciated as I cannot use the net on my computer, so am using my brothers for anything internet related atm

Cheers =)

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Hi all..

I am using a POS software which runs only in 800x600 resolution .The software is programmed using visual fox.

My Desktop resolution is at 1380x 728.. so everytime inorder to run the software i gotta resize my screen.

Could anyone tell me a solution to this.?? any script or method to auto resize the desktop

Note: I used the software " Display changer" and made custom bat file to run the file. But the the software gives error of not recognising the .dbf files of the pos software.


A:[B]Auto resolution settings[/B]


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In the Default Programs/Auto Play Settings
I have the Pictures And Mixed Content saved to Using Windows Explorer

Well, that is ok only for a day or two??
Then Adobe Lightroom 2 decides to save it self there all the time??
So, everytime I go into Default Programs/Auto Play Settings, I have to save it back
To Windows Explorer.....
Why And How can I save this setting PERMANTELY???

I am sick of having to change it manually all the time

A:Auto Play Settings

Are there any options in Adobe Lightroom that you can turn off.

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I'm looking for a way to change proxy settings depending on what network a client is on.. While it seems pretty simple, I'm unable to use a pac file with IP detection in it.. The proxy settings need to be specified directly.

I need to be able to change the proxy settings to different servers for different offices, then have them disabled if not on one of the corporate networks..

As I said, I cannot use a pac (or any other proxy configuration script), Can be done via group policy - I had a look, but as our servers are only running 2008 (not 2008 R2), I'm unable to do item level targeted proxy settings for anything older than IE7 - That I've been able to see anyway.

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I am using a DHCP & a proxy server in the network , Clients will be geeting the IPs from the DHCP . Now i have to ask them to enter the IP of the proxy to use internet . I want to know , how i can get the proxy seetings to the clients automatically . Without manualy doing it.

A:Proxy auto detect settings

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All of a sudden my autoplay settings stoped working in vista...

When I used to plug in my flash drives or dvd, a little task menu used to pop up asking what program I would like to use....
Help : (

My settings are still the same...

A:My auto play settings are not working...

go to services and make sure shell hardware detection is running

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I don't know where to post this.
Some time ago I changed my Windows (now Microsoft) update setting to install but don't run, so that I can review things first. I got tired of MS using me for beta testing of patch upon a patch. It worked for a while, things were being pushed into my computer and several times I got an opportunity to review and install on demand. That's the way I like it.

Two days ago something got downloaded and I planned to take care of the installation today. Last night I left the computer on, running something long. I forgot to pull the internet cable. This morning, in the system tray was an announcement that MS upgrades GOT INSTALLED and that my computer was REBOOTED. Totally AGAINST MY POLICY.

This is criminal, in my opinion. I checked the security updates settings and everything is set to the default MS likes - download and run. I've seen this happen before as well -- so the question is - HOW CAN I MAKE SURE my settings stay the WAY I WANT THEM? What is changing them?

A:Auto Updates Settings Get Changed From What I Want

I don't happen to know of anything that can change your settings automatically. I know that if you visit the MS update page you will be prompted to change you settings to 'download and install updates automatically'. My best guess is that you or some other user changed the settings, either on purpose or when prompted at some point by MS or by your computer. ???

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After installing Communicator 4.7, everytime I log onto the internet with an FTP client software or Communicator the internet settings get set back to auto disconnect after 5 minutes. I have Window 98 (1st edition), and an ISDN modem using both lines. By the wat, IE 4.0 seems to work ok, but if I use FTP software or Communicator after I am logged in, it will change to 5 minutes again. Frustrating.

A:Auto disconnect settings revert to 5 min.

It doesn't always seem to do it with the FTP software.

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I don't want to use the DNS servers of my ISP and I don't know how many times I changed over to third party DNS
servers now.

But 2 weeks later when it occurs to me to check, they are almost always back to Auto, i.e. the ISPs.

Why does this happen and how can I prevent it?

A:Windows 8.1 resets my DNS settings to auto

Are the changes made on the local machine or at the router level? If you can I would change the DNS servers handed out by your router. If you configure a full static IP address on to your client device it will only use the DNS servers that you specify.

Choice is yours,

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Hi, I hope that someone can help - I've been searching the web but cannot find an answer to this. The thinkpad yoga 260 I have does not auto rotate when moving modes.  I get an option that asks if i want to change to tablet mode, but the screen stays in the same rotation whatever is chosen.  I cannot find the option to change the auto rotate settings in the action centre or in any of the settings. I understand that this was a problem last year for those updating to windows 10, but this laptop came with 10 installed.  Ive tried updating drivers but to no avail.  Undr PC name it says DESKTOP then some random letters.  I'm wondering if this is the issue in that it thinks its a laptop. any advice greatfully received!

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Dear Friends,
Hope this finds you all well..
I'd like to get the computer to run a little smoother and faster if possible.
Enclosed please find my Services windows that may need some adjustments made and whatever else might help to take some of the load off the CPU and maximize the RAM.

Thank You!
humbly, Ralph

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II 170u Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 3839 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 465077 MB, Free - 392297 MB; D: Total - 11759 MB, Free - 1395 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2AB7
Antivirus: Avira Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

A:Services, Auto, Delayed,Manual - Best Settings?

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So I'm rolling along the internet and I start noticing that the wifi bars in the lower corner have gone down to 4. My internet is running slower and when I log on and play online games, the local server which gave me a 50 ping is now jumped up to about 300-800 easily...

So I run trouble shooter (and malware bytes) and this gem pops up:

"Windows cannot automatically detect this network's proxy settings."

Honestly navigating windows 8 is a nightmare at best...and I just want to play an online game without lagging out and finding myself dead, please someone help me.

I run google chrome as my internet browser, but as of late Norton has been blocking chrome and my wife started using Internet Explorer...but when we disable Norton, Chrome works fine. Hope that helps.

A:Windows not auto detecting proxy settings

3rd party firewall installed?

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I just got the latest update.
it auto-downloaded, auto-installed, then triggered a 10-minute countdown to auto-restart (and offered me a 'postpone' option)

my chief concern is this:

- is there any way I can set the default for future auto-downloads and auto-installs to always postpone the restart so that it has to be done manually? (I often leave the computer active when I'm not around, and thus it could be quite the nuisance if Windows chooses to close things I'm running so that it can restart unnecessarily promptly).

I'm also curious about these related concerns:

- is there any way I can be alerted to when background programs are hogging my bandwidth? (on 56k this is a significant issue)

- only one of the last 50 odd updates in the download failed to install
Application Compatibility Update
Should I seek to resolve this manually, or will a future update detect the ones that are available and not installed, download, and try again to install this one properly?
apologies if this belongs in some other 'help' forum, I figured here would be suitable because most of this is to do with customizing away from default behaviors.

A:auto-update settings (a couple questions)


About your failing update, let us have a shallow look. We don't want to create an issue out of very little, but it wouldn't hurt to scrape at it, just to see what lies beneath.

Try it again. If it works this times round, happy days!

Can you please tell me what error code it failed with? Error code meanings are inexact, but it should put us in the right "ball park".

Try the update manually. A short description why: When an update fails, it could be caused by a small corruption of the servicing store. When an update is installed via Windows Update, it is staged and this can mean that this small corruption causes it to fail. However, when it is updated from a standalone, it is flashed, and this can wipe out the corruption. This is still only a theory, but it is our best theory to date. For a fuller explanation, see the top half of my old post here: Solved .NET framework 4 Client profile - Page 4 - Vista Forums

Try the standalone: Application Compatibility Update for Windows XP Professional x64 edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Embedded Standard 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2&#58; October 2010

Report the error from BOTH Windows Update and the standalone.

Thanks, and good luck!


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This is the only problem I'm having with Tweak UI. I want my pc to automatically to my desktop instead of the welcome screen when I boot up. However, when I set Tweak UI to auto log me on it remembers to do it only once. It doesn't remember my setting beyond the first reboot. Has anyone else had this problem? How did you fix it?

A:Tweak UI won't remember my auto-login settings. Why?

Try just setting it with:

start > run > control userpasswords2

Uncheck the box "Users must enter a username......"
Click Apply
Type your username and password in the box.

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Booyah to all you outlook brainiacs!

I use OUTLOOK for many email accounts, mostly POP but also Office365 and also to hook up with my corporate clients using exchange. (No - I'm not a great bit-twiddler anymore, I just work on business stuff.)

I run a Windows 7 notebook that I carry around.

Anyway, my auto-archive settings seem to be missing. I'm sure they used to be here somewhere. I would have thought they would be on File > Options > Advanced > somewhere here, but no (see attached).

I don't see any admin templates installed in GPEDIT.msc (not that I would install ANY policies on my personal laptop anyway.)

Can you help me run down the problem and get archiving working? THANKS!

A:How can i configure missing auto archive settings?

This might be one possible solution.

Have a look at this registry key in REGEDIT (Start, Run, Regedit)


In the right pane look for a keyword called DisablePst

If you have this key you can delete it, or set its value to 0 (zero)..

Then log out or reboot.

The version 14.0 corresponds to office 2010. Older versions have lower version numbers, but the keyword to look for is the same.

As always, it is best to backup your registry or create a manual restore point before making changes to the registry.

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Hi, I have exactly the same problem as dirtman1 that was solved in this Old thread listed in 2007:


hi i recently been having trouble with firefox,the problem is when i click on the mozilla shortcut it seems like its loading but then say connection reset?.the only way i can then get frirefox to work is to go into tools>options>network>connection settings> then i click on auto detect proxy settings for this network and it then loads!. It seems to be fine until i shut firefox down only to then restart it and the same problem occurs?when i go back to the settings its for some reason switched back to manual proxy again!

I too have done all the suggestions in this thread changed Con :Fig and went from (4) to (2) Disabled the addons etc! However I still have exactly the same problem can I get some help please Dasha

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I need a way to quickly set my internet options/connections/LAN settings. Our LAN security settings set my connection tab to "grey out" all entry options. I have a .REG file that I just double click on and it makes the settings in the connection tab available. Then I always have to go in to the settings to check "Automatically detect settings" to on and "Use automatic configuration script" to on and then type "http://xxx.xx.xx.xx/proxy.pac" for the Address.
Can these settings be made through a .REG file like my other one? It was created with Xteq Systems X-Setup. Or is there another way to script the change so I can just double click on something and it goes in the background to set things up? Are these settings stored in the registry or not?
Any help would be appreciated. As well, if this question belongs in a different forum please suggest where it should go. Thanks.

A:Solved: Script for LAN auto config settings

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