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Odd startup malfunction

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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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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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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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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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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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?
 

A:3.5 fdd malfunction

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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Results Found For: exe files start to open but instantly crash into a "run or save" downloads box, showing chopper pc as publisher for all exe files. I am chopper, and chopper pc is the name of my laptopp. if i hit run, its says "the
programs publisher coulden be verified. are you sure you want to run the program?            

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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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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 ...
 

A:a malfunction ???

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recently bought IBM usb keyboard (with 2 onboard usb ports). plugged for first time and was fine.

restarted PC thge next day, and got error message saying a USB device was malfunctioning. unplugged and replugged all usb hardware- the malf. device was the keyboard. tried restating pc again- KB was now dead.

not only that- the keyboard entry was now missing from the list in device manager. tried plugging in my old usb keyboard and that would not be recognised either.

cant do a repair from windows CD as cant type the serial key! KB doesn't work if restarting and trying to get into bios either. PC has a ABIT motherboard with all USB ports so can't even plug in a PS2 kbd!

any ideas?
 

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JA little over 1 year old. Nothing but problems so far with wireless adapter constantly malfunctioning. We've been just dealing with it through frequent restarts. However, about a month ago the keyboard started going nuts. Example: \pmjhx\\pmjhx\pmjhx\pmjhx\pmjhx\pmjhx That is from typing a "down arrow" and a "backspace." Sometimes half the keys will do this, and sometimes its only one or two. sometimes the keyboard will just start typing an endless string of these and the only way to stop it is to take the batteries out. Would like to avoid purchasing another keyboard if possible. Any idea whats happening here? We've tried new batteries and key removal with cleaning.

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I have a Mac OS 9.2. The modem will not work. In additon, the modem or whatever runs it spontaneously starts up about every 20 minutes, shutting down the process I am involved with and it does not connect to the internet. Is this a problem with the physical modem or some type of software? What can I do about it? Thanks very Much.
 

A:Modem Malfunction

You might receive more help in the Apple-Macintosh forum. You might need to down load a modem script for your modem. See if the discussions here for Mac OS 9 and earlier will help.
 

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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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When attempting to video conference using iChat; invitations can not be accepted or received as the video link is disabled despite my machine being fully equipped for the function.

If anyone is familiar with Apple and the built in iSight camera your help to correct the issue would be greatly appreciated!

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My windowxp failed to download,install software and open taskmanager.

A:windows malfunction

If you are saying you can't open task manager, please start a thread in the Am I infected? What do I do? forum. Otherwise, please explain what doesn't download and from where and what errors do you get when trying to install it. Also, what browser are you using, etc?

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Hi,

I have a computer that is running very slowly of late. After a long search, i realized that if I close the svchost.exe process that is running RPCSs, then the computer runs with normal speed again. Of course, then the computer cannot communicate with the RPC server and everything from cut & paste to Microsoft Oulook goes crazy. I've already checked for viruses and trojans, so I am stumped on how to fix it. Anyone have any clues as to how I can fix the problem?
 

A:RPcSs Malfunction

Please do this. Click here: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html to download Hijack This. It’s very important that you save it to its own folder on your hard drive, such as program files (not temporary files or the desktop), so that it can create proper back-ups and be able to restore them if necessary.
Close all open windows and open Hijack This. Click “Scan”. When the scan is finished (it only takes a second), the scan button will change to “Save Log”. Click on “Save Log” and then save it to NotePad. Click on “Edit” – “Select all” – “copy” and then “paste” into the thread.

DO NOT FIX ANYTHING YET, most items that appear in the log are harmless or even needed.
 

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We are experiencing massive amounts of failures within the keyboards of refurbished chromebooks.Out of roughly 300 units we have had failures of about 50 within 6 months.  typically it is the (8) (i) (k) (.) keys that fail.currently we are having to purchase replacement keyboards at 80$ apiece from the HP parts store. Are we the only ones experiencing these kinds of issues? I would think that if 20% of units are failing so quickly that HP might have a bad refurbisher or need to recall these units?

A:keyboard malfunction

Hi, Have you tried using an external keyboard  and is the laptop up-to-date?Is this happening on more than one Laptop?What OS is the laptop on?What is the model of the Laptop?

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Whilst cleaning the back of a computer (whilst it was on), a cable was pulled out. I've not been informed if there were any noises but apparently it was the main power chord. When the computer was turned back on, the typical black screen came up with options. Pressing any of the options led to the loading screen of windows and then froze returning eventually to the black options screen.
I've tried changing out the RAM because I thought it might have ben damaged (and would explain the computers inability to load) but because changing it didn't rectify the issue I'm a little confused. Is it the Chipset (processor which is pentium 4 intel), could it be the hard-drive?
 

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Hello. I just replaced a power supply on a Windows XP computer and when it boots up, the os loads just fine, the startup programs begin to load and during this the display settings automatically change from 800x600 32-bit color to 640x480 8-bit color. It has a GeForce 440 MX card and all the drivers and such are working fine. I've tried everything fix it, but am having a less than fun time. Any suggestions would be great.
 

A:Display Malfunction

is the power supply big and good enough
in the device manager uninstall the card
reboot tapping f8
from the options choose vga mode
when windows finishes booting
disable a/virus
install the drivers
reboot the computer
if the problem is still there i would suspect the supply is not supplying enough power
 

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I have D: 1.1.0 ATAPI DVD A DH20A4P installed and I cannot download videos. Ive tried IMGBURN and NERO and both say burn failed.
I updated the firmware but still have the problem.
Any thoughts?
Many thanks, Mima
 

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In the MY MUSIC folder,under MUSIC TASKS the PLAY ALL selection does not function. Anyone know how to fix it?

A:MY MUSIC malfunction

Same problem here :(

Tried resetting WMP11 as default App; checked percievedType is OK for .mp3; disabled other context handles; and a couple other registry tweaks, still nothing. It just comes up with an error beep.

Any other suggestions?

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Okay so i was browsing on chrome when suddenly i noticed my words were in upper case without me turning on the caps lock then i saw that some keys like the *s* became *ws*.. and some other keys.. wanted to restart my laptop and the ctrl al del didnt work. Went to look at my keyboard settings everything seemed fine. My language options input all fine ! Ive been searching for the cause and fix but nothing. I refreshed it. I reisntalled it my win8.1. Same problem. Im considered this might be a hardware problem. The laptop isnt even 1 year old. I clean it so the keyboard is clean never spilled anything on it never had the pc overheat. I actually barelly use it. Please someone help.
 

A:Keyboard malfunction

Definitely sounds like a physical keyboard issue. Since you say the laptop is less than a year old I'd be contacting the manufacturer as self repairs will void the warranty and if it's a known issue it may even be covered by the warranty.
 

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I have been getting this error every 3-4 days. Parity check/memory Parity Error.
the system has halted.

What may be causing this and what could this eventually lead to. Gary
 

A:Hardware Malfunction

As it is saying, your memory may be faulty.
Try running MEMTEST86
 

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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?
 

A:system malfunction

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A friend handed me his system box to have a look at thniking his cd drive is bust. When he clicks on the cd drive to access the inserted disk the message received is:

d:\ is not accessible
THE DEVICE IS NOT READY

I have checked the device manager for this piece of hardware and there are no obviuos problems - infact it states its working properly. Perhaps I have to dig a little deeper ?

Be grateful for any help on the matter

thanks in advance

ian.t
 

A:cd rom drive malfunction

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So I dont know what the heck happened, but on my desktop computer I have been locked out of everything..

My only account it (Home)
it WAS administrator

but now its guest, I cant make any changes or do anything that requires administrator privileges unless I get a
UAC box where it says Yes/No at the bottom but yes is grayed out unless I

"enter the administrators password"

which to my knowledge I have never set one....

I have tried the back door of changing rights to this account = failed
opened cmd prompt to enable the hidden administrator = failed

so without completely reformatting because i never set a backup im hooped.... any ideas

thanks;

403Phaze

A:I'm having a major malfunction

Run a full scan with Malwarebytes Download in Safe Mode with Networking if necessary.

If this fails try booting to run a full scan with one of the FREE Bootable AntiVirus Rescue CDs Download List.

If it cleans up infection then try SFC SCANNOW Command or SFC SCANNOW Run in Command Prompt at Boot.

Now try regular boot. If it fails again try Built-in Administrator - Enable from WinRE - Windows 7 Forums.

Unfortunately if you cannot access Hidden Admin and have no functionality from your Admin Account, then unless you can run a Repair Install it may be beyond Repair. Best to invest further time in doing a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7 which compiles everything that works best in tens of thousands of installs we've helped with here, and has been used by 1.5 million consumers without a single complaint.

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On my HP photosmart C7280 Printer the Cyan color element does not function and I get an error message Print Alignment Failed and I have cleaned the print heads many times. I get imperfect color printing due to the lack of the Cyan color element not functioning.
 

A:Printer malfunction.

Did you replace the ink cartridge? The cartridge contains the print head. Incidentally, the cyan will have to work because that's the color the alignment light in the printer is looking for.

Courtney
 

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