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Q: Odd startup malfunction

Yesterday, my computer worked perfectly. However, as of today I get a very peculiar situation. The startup seems to work well until I access my desktop, where the computer inexplicably freezes after one or two clicks and everything becomes unclickable. Sometimes, the screen turns white. During the freeze, I am still able to move my mouse around, but absolutely nothing responds past that, including my fervent attempts of using ctrl+alt+delete. When I use safe mode, the computer works well. So far, I have used a disk cleanup, defragment, and spyware search and destroy without any change. I have rebooted multiple times. Please help?

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Preferred Solution: Odd startup malfunction

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Odd startup malfunction

Hi -

See what, if anything installed in the last 24 hours -
START | type perfmon /rel

See if system restore can help - choose restore point prior to yesterday -
START | type rstrui

Run - Driver Verifier - sysnative.com - MVP

Driver Verifier must run for 24 hours minimum or until BSOD. If system BSODs, please run -

BSOD Posting Instructions

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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A program (USB Safely Remove) still loads automatically at WinXP3 startup even though Run on Windows startup option is unchecked. Uninstall and reinstall didn't fix, and program's author has no solution. Suppose I could do some registry hack but those get tricky. Any ideas? Thanks.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Windows Media XP vs 2002 service pack 3 Dell inspiron 6400
I attempted to change msconfig as it took forever to load all programs found there. out of the blue got mssg access error denied to make change. Contact or login is administrator, which I already had. Now I cannot even access internet, I get error message when attempting to access help and support, "cannot open because a system service is not running". System restore points were deleted somehow, so I have nothing to restore. I've tried a system reboot, but the F11 button does not respond, so I can;t figure how to get back to factory settings. Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:startup /system malfunction /msconfig

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A few hours ago why running a few programs and things (nothing that taxing like a game or anything) my computer randomly shut down. Now when I tried to reboot it (or when it restarted itself im not too sure) It would flash a blank DOS window with a blinking "_" for 3-5 seconds then go to the HP BIOS screen and remain there for a few seconds. At the point in which it would normally go to the next screen and start loading windows it instead started the booting process all over and went back to the BIOS screen and would do this continually until i pressed the power button and shut it off.



I have no idea what is the problem and how to fix it. I ran the memory and other daignostics in the bios and they did not come up with any errors. My antivirus expired not too long ago but i dont think a virus could do this.



I did at one time get a message something like this "Primary (internal) Battery (601) storage capacity of battery very low, replace battery) But that make have been a fluke caused by me trying to perform a "hard reset" by removing the battery and draining the remaining power in the notebook.





I am no longer under warranty (By 10 days! Doesn't this always happen?!) and I'm at a loss for what to do. I may still be able to boot from a disk but before I try anything like that I need to understand what is causing the problem and how best to fix it.


Any help would be appreciated.

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A:HP Pavillion dv3150nr boot loop (BIOS/startup malfunction?)

The primary internal battery might be the motherboard CMOS battery. Sounds like the hard drive may have gone bad... Once you get the laptop to boot, you can address the weak CMOS battery. Can you get into the boot devices in the bios at all?
 

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I recently purchased an HP ProBook 450 G3. I am using two passport compact 1 TB drives with my laptop's two USB 3.0 ports. In normal use there is no problem. However, when I copy a lot of data from one to the other (or from one to the laptop's internal drive) the drives keep disconnecting. I know this because first I will get a copying error saying either the source or the destination is missing. Then I will hear the "chime" that Windows makes when a USB device connects or disconnects. Then the autoplay window for the Passport drive will appear. It seems that it spontaneously disconnects and then reconnects. I can continue using it for a time afterward, but it always spontaneously disconnects at some point, always when I am doing large data transfers.

I wondered if I have a poor physical connection---the USB plugs seem a bit loose. I checked if there is any vibration or movement that could break the connection, but so far there is no evidence that anything is moving. The disconnection always happens when a lot of data is being transferred, while the drives are sitting completely still.

Any ideas how to debug this?

A:Hard drive malfunction? USB port malfunction? Or just normal?

This is a hard situation to diagnose from a distance IMO. "Loose" is somewhat subjective, and barring serious abuse the only kinds of usb connectors & ports I've ever seen fail mechanically are mini and micro USB2 types.

I'd be inclined to suspect the drives first, especially if they are from the same family and were produced around the same time (the "bad batch" phenomenon). Have you tried to reproduce the problem on other machines, or with different drives on your machine?

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i used comodo cleaner,,the wiper function,,what a mistake, all my shortcuts,, favorites, program access are disabled, all the desktop icons wont finish loading, and they dont work, cant use system restore either,, programs are still there in files , they wont load , all icons for programs will not appear , any ideas where to go to fix this, ?

A:shortcuts malfunction program access malfunction

did it give you the option to back up before wiping? if so you can use that, or try system restore in safe mode.

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I have a Atapi 6x/32x dvd-rom. Recently, when attempting to insert and install any type of software...dvd or cd it causes my computer to crash and I need to reboot. Sometimes, at that point a warning appears during the reboot process indicating...fatal exception OE: page fault and lists too many numbers to repeat. Could this be hardware or software problems? I have a 2 year old micron 450MHz Intel II that required a hard drive replacement last year (13.0 GB Ultra ATA66 Hard Drive) after emmiting the "sound of Death" Any one have any clues? Thank you
Lisa.
 

A:dvd-rom malfunction?

For starters, go to start/settings/control panel/system/device manager/ cdrom tab, is it listed correctly , does it have any error indicators. If not, try selecting it, hit remove, reboot and reinstall the drive and software that came with it.
 

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when I started up this am everything on screen was smaller, icons, print, and everything. When i shut it odd last nite I used same procedure I always use. Have ran a virus scan and was clean. Can you help , please?
 

A:Malfunction

sounds like your screen resolution has changed, try right click on desktop and then click on properties, click on settings and change the resolution to a lower size.

Bill
 

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I have a current issue with my laptop that I would like some assistance on. When I go to play a computer game (such as DOTA 2), the CPU fan malfunctions a few minutes into playing the game and then intermittently switches off then on until I shut the computer off for a while. Is there any way to fix this issue? I have already updated my bios and it did not help.

A:CPU Fan Malfunction

Hi jdendrin,

First and foremost, please post your computer specs. Posting computer specs definitely helps us troubleshoot computer issues more efficiently. What is the brand/model of your laptop? Do you have warranty on your laptop? It's possible that the fan inside your laptop is dying.

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my computer just switch it's self on and it displays the HP logo and it switch it's self off again and it keeps repeating that..... need help please.... I can't work on it.

A:malfunction of PC

How about identifying your notebook with its complete product name or number. See the sticker on the box that it was delivered in.

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Trying to open mail from my home page I am asked for confirmation of my password. A blank white page opens with the address bar flashing(?) Can anyone help? It started when I upgraded to IE10 so I reverted to IE9. The problem still persists.Can I completely uninstall IE and start again?
Attached is the page in question.

Herefordian

A:IE malfunction

Make sure all Windows updates are marked "Successful". If your mail is Yahoo, AT&T or any SBC company they're having trouble with the new mail so the problem might not be on your end.

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My IE browser is erratic and doesn't show all graphics. Would you recommend a reset as a remedy? Have tried endless work a rounds without success. Please advise.

A:IE malfunction

What version of Windows & IE?

Try resetting IE to the defaults.
In XP its Control panel - Internet options - advanced tab - reset button at the bottom right.

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Hi, when i turn on my dell latitude 5430 i recieve a message on black background that says:

Fan malfunction
to continue press F1 key
to change setup option press F2 key
to run onboard diagnostics press f5 key.

I've ran onboard diagnostics but it did not find any issues. what should i do about the fan? the warranty is still up to date.

A:Fan malfunction

if it is still under warranty, you should call Dell to arrange for a replacement for the fan.

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I keep getting this error "One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it". And if I leave my PC on to long the keyboard, mouse, and sometimes even the monitor stop working. I've tried unplugging the keyboard and mouse (which are not USB) and plugging them back in, but to no avail.
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks

Edit: It's a Dell Dimension 8400
 

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Can anyone help me here, my usb flash pen drive got malfunctions and i want to know how to repair or how to i get back my usb.
1.when inserted lights no showing
2.operating system says malfunction

so pliz pliz help
 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop with XP Home Edition on it. All of my drives and devices connect externally and I access them through 3 different USB ports. A week ago I began having problems with my USB ports.

When I turn on my laptop, the devices (a mouse, keyboard and printer) initially are recognized and run well. Then I hear the noise from the comp as if I unplugged a device and my mouse, keyboard and printer are all no longer recognized by the comp. Sometimes I hear the noise as if I plugged them back in, sometimes I don't hear that noise but get an error message saying that my devices are not working properly and need to be replaced. All of my devices are in reality functioning properly. There does not seem to be consistency in when the USB ports stop functioning. During this time I am not touching the connections and at times am not even actively using the comp.

Do I have a trojan virus? or are my USB ports beginning to simply malfunction?
Any suggestions would be really appreciated. I can't do much with a laptop that cannot save a file to a disk or print a file. I have ad ware and spy ware removal tools (ad aware, spybot search and destroy, spyguard) as well as an updated firewall and antivirus (zone alarm suite) running on the comp. No major risks or problems have been found by these programs.
Thanks!

A:USB Malfunction

Try this: Go to start, control panel, system, click the hardware tab, and click device manager, click the plus next to Universal Serial Bus controllers, and right click and click uninstall on any USB root hubs. Then restart your computer and windows should detect your usb and reinstall the drivers.

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I wrote files to my 3.5 floppy disk in my xp's floppy dd and went to my friend's house and tried to read the files on her xp using her fdd. It said disk not formated!!?

Cause? Remedy?
 

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Hello all,

Well, to get right into it, my PSU conked out. I shut down my computer (Start > Turn Off Computer . . .), it didn't automatically turn off like it normally does. So, I tried the power switch, nothing happened. Finally, I flipped the switch on the PSU. Obviously, it was off now.
The next day, I went to turn it on, and it didn't. I tested the power switch, it was fine, so the next thing to check was the PSU. Took it to a computer service store, they tested it, it was dead. I sent it back to the company, they sent me a brand new one. And that brings us to today.

I installed the PSU in my computer, hooked it up to everything (mb, harddrive, video card, CD-Rom, fans). I pushed the power button, the PSU lit up (it has a lighted fan on it) and the fan went on, this lasted about a second, then it shut off. Well, then I went through step-by-step:
- Connected only the motherboard to the PSU - turned on, stayed on, beeped.
- Connected the motherboard and the larger fan - turned on, stayed on, beeped.
- Connected the motherboard, larger fan, and the harddrive - turned on, stayed on, beeped.
- Connected the motherboard, larger fan, hard drive, and video card - turned on, stayed on, did not beep. (apparently it was beeping because there was no video output.
- Connected the motherboard, larger fan, hard drive, video card, and plugged everything into the back of the computer - turned on, stayed on.
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A:PSU Malfunction

Although there are things like power surges and lightning strikes that could kill a PSU, there is really no reason to try to come up with a scenario for what happened. Often they just die and it can be without warning. I think you are saying that now everything works. If the new PSU suddenly quits then you may have a problem that needs to be figured out.

The fan set up looks pretty standard.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 805 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8159 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a, 32 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 833189 MB; G: Total - 953857 MB, Free - 716403 MB;
Motherboard: BIOSTAR Group, N68S3B
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I am experiencing a malfunction where sometimes my screen will partially or completely become covered with horizontal lines. It can happen at any time. On or off line. It happens in my photo program sometimes blocking out whole or partial pics. I can roll my mouse wheel up and down and it will disappear. It happens completely at random. I uploaded a screenshot to look at. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

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I have left my PC working continuously for 3 months now and everything was fine .. until suddenly I heard a weird ticking sound wich after the computer freezed and stopped responding .. then each time I restart the problem occurs again and again (about 5 minutes after res.) ...

any Ideas what the problem is ???

and thnx in advance ...
 

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Hello everyone, first time poster, so sorry if I mess up ^^

Anyways, I just got a new laptop, specifically a Lenovo 80XS0086IX Ideapad 320-15ABR. Initially it all seemed fine, but as I used it I noticed several problems: 1) it cannot remain in sleep mode for long. After a while, it just switches off abruptly. I have tried several combinations of lid closed/open, power cord in/out, but eventually the result is always the same. 2) When powering it on after these shutdowns, the trackpad does not recognize multiple-fingers gestures, requiring a restart. 3) The disk usage frequently goes up to 100% despite no ongoing activity. 4) Sometimes, pressing the power button to power it on results in the disk starting, then abruptly stopping, then restarting again several times, before the laptop finally starts. 5) The system sometimes freezes for several seconds, even the cursor stops, only to resume any input movement later.

I have tried everything in my knowledge: I updated the BIOS, the HDD firmware, installed all Windows updates, fresh-installed Windows, but nothing seems to work (although the HDD thing apparently solved the "always 100%" problem). I ran both Windows in-built check-disk and third party programs to check for errors on the HDD, but none showed up. I'd be really glad if it was something I can fix at home, since I really need this machine to study, so sending it to be repaired/replaced back at Amazon is my very last option due to time. Hope you guys can h... Read more

A:Possible HDD malfunction

LofB said:





I just got a new laptopClick to expand...

u mean....brand new???
 

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It is dificult to type because as I'm going along, something causes my cursor to jump back in the middle of sentence. I am constantly having to go back and edit.
 

A:Key malfunction

Are you using a laptop ? Maybe the touch pad is too sensitive. You can adjust that in the Control panel I think.
 

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I have a laptop with a F1 key Malfunction, when Windows XP loads and my desktop appears it then loads help and support continuously, finally locking up the system.
My question is how can i stop F1 from running help, is there some windows service that i can turn off permanently? So that the F1 key means nothing? Replacing the keyboard is not an option for me at this time!

Thanks
 

A:F1 key Malfunction

You can disable the Help and Support service from the Services management console (Start > Run > services.msc), or from a cmd prompt: sc stop helpsvc, then sc config helpsvc start= disabled.
 

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My IE browser is erratic and doesn't show all graphics. Would you recommend a reset as a remedy? Have tried endless work a rounds with out success. Please advise
 

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Please help!

Today I downloaded the latest version of Internet Explorer and shortly thereafter I received a message "USB Malfunction...Device not recognized" I was not sure what "device" the message was referring to.

After that, I noticed my LINKSYS Wireless Icon was missing not allowing me to log on to the internet. There are two other PC's on our wireless network which are working fine.

How do I fix this and get my LINKSYS Wireless Icon back???

Thanks,

Cheri

A:USB Malfunction???

go to device manager

in the device manager uninstall all listed usb
shut down

unplug all usb plugs
reboot twice
after that replug and check it.
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DEAR ALL

While installing usb modem of tata i am getting a msg USB MALFUNCTIONED.

PLEASE RECTIFY

A:Usb Malfunction

Hi sunsandy4u and welcome to TSF,

Have you looked in the Task Manager to see if you have any Yellow marks by the usb hubs on the tree in the left pane? If so, that would indicate a driver problem.

My modem is usb and required a download into it for it to function properly. The software came with the modem. Also, try another usb port if you have one on your computer.

Hope this might help,
Mack1

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DEP processing is flaky. Setting /noexecute=OptOut and adding HP digital monitor to the exceptions list does not cause DEP enable for all processes.

No 'restart needed' popup is displayed....
?? CHROME, AVAST, FIREFOX all show DEP (permanent). All others DISABLED.....
?? setting /noexecute=AlwaysOn works, all processes DEP'd, BUT disallows HP digital monitor (can print, cannot scan or retrieve printer info).
I do have Administrator privileges but thought I noticed a popup (IIRC) re two items (processes?) not functioning, CIMV2? perhaps and one other. WBEMTEST checked for DEP 3 (OptOut), verified it was set (I forget the Superclass now, under root/cimv2).
Is this a Startup issue of some kind? Something not loading? GPEDIT under XP not helpful unless DISabling access to various options.
Thanks.... :-/

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I just switched my computer into a new case and im having some problems. my cpu fan wont go on, it wont boot and theres nothing on the screen. the only time the cpu fan goes on is when i unplug the computer it spins a little bit for about 8 seconds. everything else seems to go on like the lights and other fans. im thinking it could be the motherboard. can anyone help me?
 

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So last night i was starting my computer and it gave me a blue screen at windows startup, the pc rebooted and it started to run an hardrive check(i think it removed some files), and then when it reached windows it gave me the "erro ao carregar(error in loading) c:|windows|migca6.dll" also i couldnt start mozilla firefox (using ie to do this post), msn, guitar pro 6, and some other programs. When i try to run any of those programs it gives me 0xc0000103 error. I don't know if i'm infected with any malicious content but my question is if it would be easier to format the pc instead of trying to solve all this problems...
P.S: It's strange but i can't active or do any windows automatic updates...
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 13:46:56, on 12-03-2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Programas\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\Programas\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Programas\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
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A:Need Help! Errors and malfunction

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Well here's the basics of my problem. I built my grandfather a computer about a year ago. It worked fine until it started not outputting any sound. I consider myself to be quite proficient in computer repair, but this one's really got my stumped.

Well, basics first. Hardware setup is:
Asus A8V Deluxe Mobo
3400+ Processor
512 RAM
Audigy 2 ZS
Radeon 9600 Pro
Windows XP 2002 Edtn. with Service Pack 2

Here's a basic outline of what I tried.

First, I checked to make sure that nothing was muted. I checked in control panel and in Windows Media Player and Creative's player, whatever that's called. I've checked every option that I can find and nothing is muted, and my devices are correctly selected. I checked by plugging the speakers into the onboard audio and the Audigy 2 ZS. Neither one produced any sound. I also know that the speakers do indeed work.

I also checked in device manager to see if the computer is/was having driver conflicts. It is not indicated there that there are any problems.

I've already tried the sound troubleshooter through Windows Help and it just told me to go ask someone else because it was stumped as well.

Then, since I know the Asus A8V has a bootup speech thing, I plugged the speakers into the onboard audio port and upon startup the motherboard output audio through the speakers.

After that, since I knew that the computer could indeed produce sound, I uninstalled the Creative drivers and then reinstalled them. When I ... Read more

A:Sound malfunction

I fixed it by removing the Audigy. I don't know why or how or what, but it works now. So GG and we'll leave it as it is. Hopefully this'll help someone else.
 

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hi everyone im having a problem with my keyboard i started my computer and when i started typing my password it wasn't working so when i pressed the backspace button it was gettin counted as characters in the password box...

eventually it let me put my password in and everything loaded fine and when i clicked on firefox it opened up fine but when i try to type in the address bar and i press w as im trying to type www. it closes the browser so i reopen it and try it again...same thing also i notice that when i open folders they keep opening in new folder windows which is not how it was last night when i went to sleep

so i think it might go a little further then my keyboard but that is where i noticed the problem started i have no idea what it could be or how to fix it..

have any of you ever had a similar problem ???

i have a compaq SR5030NX desktop running windows vista

all answers appreciated thanks.

A:keyboard malfunction

Looks like you have the Fn key enabled. Try pressing it (if you can find it) and see how it goes.

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i was actually going to post a related question, and rather than clog up the boards, i guess i will post it here. I too have a mobo with only USB 1.1 (I guess since i doesnt say usb 2.0 anywhere in the manual), it has 2 on the back and 2 headers. I recently bought a usb 2.0 pci card as well. My question is, can a mobo with out usb 2.0 be able to have a usb 2.0 card? or will the usb ports act like 1.1s?

I also bought a media card reader that says it's a usb 2.0 interface, can i hook this up to a usb 1.1 header on the mobo?
 

A:USB 2.0 Card malfunction (also)

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread. Thanks for your cooperation.
 

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Hey everyone, it's been a while since i've been having a hibernation problem, i'm pretty sure it happened after i updated SP1 for my Win 7 ultimate x64, this is how it goes:
- i choose hibernate (power button as i've set before OR hibernation option from the shut down menu), NO "windows is preparing to hibernate" shows up, display goes off but the HDD is still functioning for a few more seconds, then supposedly "hibernation" happens, and when i turn the PC on again, it's as if the whole "hibernation data" to be restored is completely dumped, and it's asked of me whether to start the windows normally or in safe mode bla bla...

have done sfc /scannow & CHKDSK, nothing is wrong, the pc is pretty much always up-to-date, but i also do poke around the registry (not manually, with CCleaner) and only to clean up after an uninstalled app, might it be a registry string mishap?! (oh look! it rhymed! )

help me plz?!

A:Hibernation Malfunction

In the advanced power settings, check that Allow Hybrid Sleep is set to Off...

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My new computer is having keyboard issues. When I leave the house for long periods of time I power down my terminal strip. When I return and power up and boot I have no keyboard. I then have to power down, unplug the keyboard, power up, power down, plug in the keyboard, power up, and then it's fine. I have a generic pc with an MSI K7N2 mobo, XP home, AMD Athlon XP2900 400FSB. The mouse was doing the same thing until I dumped the PS2 adapter and went in a USB port. Any thoughts. I'm getting ready to try another mobo. The keyboard is from my old Compaq Presario.
 

A:Keyboard Malfunction

why don't you try a real ps2 mouse?
 

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Hello all,

I have a question regarding a possible PSU problem that someone here might be able to answer. I have another PC that my ex & I built in '97. Just recently as I was running it, it would power down for no real reason and I could easily restart it with no real problems. Only a couple of times there has been an issue where it hesitated to boot up and froze or blue screened. Now there is absolutely no power whatsoever. You can see on the power button that the light flickers and tries to start for barely a split second but fails. The last couple of times I tried to power her up, the light didn't even flicker; just completely dead. Does this sound like a dead PSU to you? It was running a 115V ATX (I think). I'd need to take it completely apart to tell you for sure. If you don't think it's the PSU; what else could it be? Any other information needed, just ask. Thanks so much in advance!

Holly

 

A:Solved: Possible PSU malfunction?

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Hello, my laptops keyboard has stopped working properly. 'U' now types 4, 'I' 5, 'J' 1, 'K' 2, 'L' 3, 'M' 0 etc. The only buttons effected by this are the ones with numbers on the letter, so not e, r, t etc.

Any help would be appreciated!
 

A:Keyboard Malfunction

Find a button with "Num Lock" written on it, push that button while holding down the "Fn" or "Function" on it. This should stop the behaviour.

E: there could also be a dedicated button for the num lock, if so, just press that.
 

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My wife's comp uses an I-Inc TW191 monitor. We just came back from vacation, and the monitor has problems. It does not come on automatically when the computer is turned on. I checked power and vid connections, all are tight etc. If I turn the monitor off, then turn it on, the screen "displays" but only for about 5 seconds, then goes black. I tried the manufacturer website, it said something about doing a "factory reset" then provided no clue on how to do it. Anyone with any ideas??
 

A:Monitor Malfunction

I looked around a bit and also found the manufacturer site next to useless even after reading the manual.

I've never touched one of those but you might try simply unplugging the thing for a while and see if that does anything.

Other than that you'd need to get into the menu and look at the options in there though five seconds doesn't make for a lot of time to do that.

I noticed it has an "Auto" setting so if at all possible I'd try to use that one.

Besides that if I don't have a manual I try stuff like holding down buttons on the item for a few seconds or a combination of two buttons.

Might give you something to try if nothing else.
 

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I'm trying to install a USB 2.0 pci card in a computer that came with only USB 1.1 and after the software installation is complete i try to attach the new video ipod (since it needs 2.0) and the computer automatically shuts down and reboots. i can't understand why it's doing this. ive tried installing the software through windows, installing the software on the CD, checking it in device manager and everything appears to be working properly.

any tips for getting the computer to run this card and work the video ipod?

The computer is a dell, windows xp (upgraded from 98 or 2000 i believe), 256mb ram, otherwise runs well
 

A:USB 2.0 Card malfunction

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
-------------------------- cut after this line --------------------------------
REGEDIT4

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

"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"
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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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My Search in XP locks up sending Win XP into Bluescreen my Search util wont work now. Please Help !!!
 

A:Search Malfunction

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hi, i am new here and not sure where to post this. i think its a hardware problem so i will post it here

my computer seems to be refreshing/displaying poorly. sometimes text doesnt show up , graphics display is what looks like 16-256 colors, if they even display at all , then the soundcard, which is onboard also is messed up. when i play audio it sounds like aliens are trying to make a radio contact with me. at first i thought it was a drivers problem so i uninstalled my display drivers <my card is made by ATI, and is a radeon 9200 chipset> and i reinstalled my drivers but the problem was still there. so now i am thinking that my videocard is damaged but if my videocard was damaged then why would my onboard soundcard be effected as well. this made me think that maybe it could be a problem with directX so i downloaded the latest directX9.0c. i ran the tests on Glide and Direct3d, the tests on Glide in the video tab worked fine but when i ran the test for Direct3d. the cube with the directX logos wasnt even a cube shape. everything was spiked and the thing really had no shape at all. also the static is strongest when you run the sound tests in dxdiag. so now i think that i think that i just have some nasty software glitches. so i reformated my harddrive<i only have 1 harddrive> and i reinstall windows98. at first with the basic SiS AGP drivers installed the problem seemed to be fixed. except for the messed up colors. but thats normal because i didnt have any real d... Read more

A:motherboard malfunction???

From your post, I understand the problem does not show up until you installed the newest ATI drivers. If that is correct, D/L and install a set of older drivers. Make sure you uninstall the ones in use now first. I use the same video card as you. It is not the greatest thing around. And updating to the latest drivers ain't gonna make it any better. If you use heavy graphics or play serious games, invest in a "real" vid card. Good luck.
 

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To Whom who can help, Hi, I recently noticed, in the past two days, that the top row of my keyboard (which is the esc through pg dn keys), for clarification, are not working properly. Everytime I hit the button to change my volume it somehow highlights a different area. When I press the buttons in order to change my brightness nothing happens as well. I have not dropped my computer, but I did have it connected to my TV, via HDMI cord. I have restarted my computer and an update occured but did not fix the problem. After that I shutdown my computer to see if it just needed a complete reboot, and stll no change has occured. If anyone could offer a solution that would be great! Thank you in advance and for taking the time to resolve my solution. Sincerely,Kahari

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MY DVD drive wont play CD's only DVD's and my CDR wont eject Cd's when I press the eject button on the drive so I have to right click the drive under my computer and eject it that way. This is real bothersome and very slow to go around all this. What can I do?
 

A:Drive Malfunction!

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My microphone which came inside my laptop which is a windows 8.1 started freaking out last year i have tried to go to some people i know to see if they can fix it but they can't and because my mic is spazzing out my volume is also and i don't know what to do if anyone can help will you please?

A:Microphone Malfunction

pitt0010My microphone which came inside my laptop which is a windows 8.1 started freaking out
Hello. There is a good chance that the problem with the mic is hardware failure, which is covered under the warranty. Contact tech support if the laptop is still under warranty.
If you need more help with the mic, reply back with the full model name of the laptop.
pitt0010nd because my mic is spazzing out my volume is also
If you need help with the volume, please describe what problem you are having with it, and include the full model name of the laptop.

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My speakers worked fine forever and a day. Then I shut down my computer and moved it from my office to my house. I installed all the wires and power to all components and to my surprise, the speakers do not work at all. No sound, no nothing. I have shut down and unplugged everything and put it all back together again and still nothing. I have a green light on my speakers (telling me that they have power) and the plug is color- coded on the back of my computer. I have a 7500 compac presario with jbl platinum series speakers. PLEASE someone have an answer so that i can return to listening to my cds and watching movies on my pc. Thank You.
 

A:speaker malfunction

Verfiy that your speakers work on another setup or you can try some headphones in the speaker jack.

If that's not it, verify that sound is turned up and nothing muted in the mixer control panel.

Look in device manager for any problems

Make sure your audio card didn't come loose in its slot.

In control panel under sound and audio devices or the equivalent check that everything looks right (correct audio device, speakers enabled)

Welcome to TSG
 

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I have MS windows XP and upon booting up I get a box that says. "The Executable files in Port Magic are corrupted Please re-install

I have no such disk to install with. Please anyone can you help?
 

A:Windows XP malfunction

Port Magic is one of those near useless programs that profess to make networking easier . . If you install it intentionally, you can reinstalll it here

If you did not intentionally install it, you may be able to uninstall it in Add/Remove Programs . . you should be able to uncheck it in msconfig to stop the message.
 

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Having never really experienced anything untoward with W10, therefore have always come down on the FOR side.
I have an MSI G70 very high spec gaming laptop, obviously RTM and this has never given a moments trouble before.
Today I noticed on the taskbar three Document folders, clicking on one took me to Documents, right clicking gives the option to unpin, in so doing it added another couple of document folders to the taskbar and removed almost all my other saved apps.
Repeating brought up other apps which would never normally attach to the taskbar.
My System Restore which I had made on 2nd FEB had been wiped off so could not use that.
Decided not to use backup in case the problem was inbuilt.
Finally did a recovery in order to save files and documents, which left an app list on the Desktop, that list consisting of 61 apps.
Conclusion RS1 is more reliable than TH2. though it could be down to surplus or conflicting junk apps loaded by MSI.
Desktops running W10 Pro and Insider both running normally.

A:Weird Malfunction

I'm running the RTM 10240 on my desktop as the November update doesn't work correctly on mine either. I've had no issues with the first release

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