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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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
 

A:IE malfunction

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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 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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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 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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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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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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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.

In the process of replacing an AT power supply on an AMD-K6 driven baby tower, and switching around the hard drives (master to slave and vice versa), I wound up with everything working & detected at startup, and then a little message like so:

*** CPU Cooling Fan Malfunction ***
Press any key to continue.

I would point out, by the by, that the CPU cooling fan is turning like a dream. Is this a BIOS thang? I dunno.

Thanx for your helpx.

 

A:CPU Cooling Fan Malfunction

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I can open all folders on the left pane except one of them. This is one of user created folders for archiving received emails. There are several other folder for the same purpose. I wonder why this particular one can not be opened.
What I have done so far includes compacting files,reinstalling the Thunderbird and trying on other W8 machine.. Any suggestion is appreciated.

A:Thunderbird malfunction on W8

I use Thunderbird on all of my Win 8 rigs and I have not run across any issues. If you give me a screenshot, I can try and replicate the issue. I really need to see your structure before I can assist any further.

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It started with my email account saying it needed to be updated, okay no problem except it wouldn't update the settings. I then deleted that account in hopes that reinstalling it would work fine like it has in the past but now it won't add my account back.
i've tried looking it up and no luck with an answer, this lead to bigger problems in that i'm trying to access some of the administrative tools only to get error messages saying that the file can't be found or doesn't exist. it seems almost like a bug got
into my system and i really don't want to have to do a wipe yet again. any suggestions to try? i know it's pretty vague but that's all that i have. there's no error codes when trying to open the tools. 

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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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Hello, I'm running W7 Pro, a cpl of hrs ago, I started getting the message on my system tray '" usb device not recognized/malfunctioned", I also can hear the "dadam, dadum" notification as if I were pluging and unpluging a usb device constantly. I unpluged my wireless keyboard/mouse combo and pluged back in again, did the same with an mp3 player....they are all recognized and working through usb, but i still get the error message about every 5-10 seconds. Any ideas?? ty.
 

A:Solved: Usb Malfunction??

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Printer: HP Deskjet 3740
Problem: It prints well and normal on all applications except WP 11. It only started a long delay in printing from Word Perfect about a month ago. It finally prints, but after sometimes several minutes, sometimes one minute.
 

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Hi ladies and Gentleman, I have a little problem that is becoming more annoying.I went to my Real Player Plus and opened it up.Well I started a video that turned out to be generic let's say and I deleted it.So I exited fullscreen and closed rEal Player by just clicking on the red x at the extreme right top of the screen.I did pause the video first.O.k. I came back to desktop and despite me having them aligned to grid and marked show desktop Icons when you right click on Desktop and go to the top and go to the right it says several things.Anyway I had my Icons arranged the way I wanted them and now for about the fifth time this has happened about 20-25 have jumped out of place randomly placing themselves on the left side from about 1/3 of the bottom of the screen up.My first row of Icons has dropped down a line exactly.One line down lower toward the bottom where my second row of icons usually are.Can anybody tell me why this is happening and how to correct them jumping up and to the left ? Is it a mistake on my part.I noticed the Real Player Bar at the bottom which should not happen.Maybe it's taking up the spaces the icons occupied and causing them to move out of place.Do i need to log out of real Player or get off it differently ? I really appreciate any help anybody would be willing to offer or suggest .Hertabeat85

A:Desktop Malfunction

Hi Heartbeat85 -

Please try this first - Delete all System Restore points,Accessories > System Tools > System Restore and on the left side there is listed System restore Settings.
There is a Square Button that says Turn off System Restore. Click this and then click Apply. Next a box appears to confirm your choice Click Yes.
Exit from there and reboot. Repeat the same procedure but this time Remove the tick and click Apply. Now go to System restore and Create a new Restore point.
If this problem occurs again, go to that restore point and use it. You will not lose anything as it will just reset everything back how it was.
Do you know how much Ram you have and how much free space ?
It sounds like your system is having Overload problems. This is the most common cause of this problem.
I needed to do this about once a month until I removed 2 high usage games that were the cause.

Thank You -

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I have a HP 2000 PC. I had it since December 2011. I've never had problems with. HP makes good product. However, for the last couple of weeks, I have getting messages of coolant fan malfunction. I tried updating the bios from F:47 to F:48. The messages stopped for a month. Now there back. I even tried cleaning the vents. Can anyone help?

A:Coollant fan malfunction

aew5000 wrote:I have a HP 2000 PC. I had it since December 2011. I've never had problems with. HP makes good product. However, for the last couple of weeks, I have getting messages of coolant fan malfunction. I tried updating the bios from F:47 to F:48. The messages stopped for a month. Now there back. I even tried cleaning the vents. Can anyone help?You can try running the computer on an external cooling pad to help keep the device from overheating, but if the fan is experiencing a problem with it most likely needs to be replaced.  That would also be a good time to reapply thermal paste to the CPU if you opt to change the fan out.  Otherwise, you can try blowing out the fan and seeing how long the notebook lasts.

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Hi everyone, I am stuck with an issue and would like your advice.
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I have a friends Toshiba laptop and whilst downloading/viewing or doing something else he wont admit too, he managed to run something that has altered his keyboard functions.
IE.. if he presses 'p' he gets '/p'.. if he presses 'w' he gets \w.. if he.. goes on for about a dozen keys.

Thought a substance is interfering (sticking the keys), but the keys pressed are not only apart from each other they are also combinationkeys.. e.g. z= 'ctrl+a' then z

I tried...
* Antivirus scan (norton) (nothing)
* Anti malware scan (malware bytes) (nothing)
* Anti spyware scan (spybot) (nothing)
* Uninstall then reinstall Keyboard (fail)
* Change keyboard layout from US to random others (fail)
* Recover to "out of box" (fail)
(I figured the registry would be instance specific and not persist through the "Recover to 'Out of Box'" reset.)
* The 'error' continues into the bios. I just accessed and began creating password and the letters type incorrectly there as well..
Hardware issue?
Now I think I should try reinstall separately downloaded chipset drivers bios etc...

I now thought 'Hardware Issue' except I used a keyboard layout creator and custom made a simple layout following the US keyboard standard and all the keys work just as they should. Open the US layout and back to duD :s
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Hi Guys. I have the following problem: My USB devices stop working for half a second and then I have to replug some of them to make them work again. This is not always the same, somtimes I have to replug my mouse, somtimes it works on it own again. I had this problem with different mainboards and different USB devices on different USB slots so I'm not sure if hardware or software related. I have reinstalled windows, I set the power-management to maximum power and set the option in the device manager of every USB port to not let it shut down.
The USB devices are:
Fang Gaming Keyboard
Razer Naga(Normal&Molten)
Creative Tactic 3D Alpha
Steelseries 6gv2
I also have a WLan-USB devices but it doesn't seem to stop working (at least not noticable).
I bought a USB hub with power supply but this did not fix the problem.
I use windows ultime 64bit and my hardeware is:
**CPU** | AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor)
**Motherboard** | Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
**Memory** | G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
**Video Card** | Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card
**PSU** | Cougar A450
**CPU Cooler** | CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus
What could be the source of the problem and how can I fix it?
Thank you very much
 

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I Just Had My Computer Restored, + The Internet Just Got Put Back Up, Now iTunes Won't Work + There Is A Box That Pops Up Every Time I Try To Get Onto My iTunes, It Says "iTunes Has Encountered A Problem + Needs To Close, We Are Sorry For The Inconvenience" But Then It Keeps Doing It, Over + Over, I Haven't Been Able To Open My iTunes..
 

A:iTunes Malfunction ?

Have you tried downloading the latest version of Itunes and reinstalling it?
 

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Hi, I have a brand new Windows 7 Vaio. I like it, but just today, my webcam hasn't been working & I do not know why. I've used it recently, maybe a week ago but I tried to use it today and this is what I see:
http://i52.tinypic.com/2czuafk.png
and I don't know why...help??
 

A:Webcam malfunction?

welcome to tsg
please do not duplicate posts - i will close this one
continue here
http://forums.techguy.org/multimedia/988709-webcam-malfunction.html
 

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uh i really need some help. my comp is a targa ultra an64 4200+ dc and now every time i try to start it up all i get after about two second of powering up is a long beeeeeep followed by two short beeps and this repeats itself til i turn the comp off there is also no response from the moniter when i turn it on
 

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oooohhh not another person who hasn't checked the guides forum....

PLEASE go to the guides forum and check the second page regarding beep codes.
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic60398.html
 

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LAPTOP FUNCTION KEY MALFUNCTION

After installing the latest Win10 update my laptop?s function key default has been set to ?on?. This makes writing for a living, a hell of a lot harder than it already is. The laptop is a Toshiba Model L775D-S7226.

It was upgraded from Win 7 Business to Win10 Pro x64; but not from BIOS to UEFI.

Here?s what I?ve tried so far:

Entered both FN and Function into Windows Search without any results except web based ones (which seemed odd),

Pressing and holding FN with the below keys
alt
ctrl
delete
end
esc
home
ins
numLock
pgdown
pgup
shift
spacebar
Windows

Entered the BIOS, set it to revert to ?default settings? and then re-booted.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4

Laptop: Toshiba Model L775D-S7226.

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit

Processor: AMD A6-3400M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0

Processor Count: 4

RAM: 5610 Mb

Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6520G, 512 Mb

Hard Drives: C: 282 GB (63 GB Free);

Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, TKBSS

Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled;
Panda Protection
 

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Hi all,
newbie here, lol
I've been reading through some of the past posts but either i've missed or cant find anything that may help with a minor (well big) problem i got. A few weeks ago I changed a screen on a Hp 6753s laptop it worked perfectly, but i got told by a friend that it picked up a virus something like windows defender, but it wasnt windows (microsoft) I've scanned the hard drive and cleared any virus infestations on it, I've done full check on it, repairing any bad sectors it may have had, but still it wouldnt boot past the bois. i reformatted it, wiped it completely and started to re-install windows vista back onto it, but once it gets to the vista screen it hangs.
At first i thought it was the hard drive, so i went out and bought a new one, but again, putting the operating system on, it copies the files off the dvd but hangs after you input the country, keyboard settings. the hard drive i know works, because both were tested on different laptops, i actually installed the OS on friends laptop, and transfered that hard drive to my laptop, but it hangs on the vista logo.
I also have just tried flashing the bois, but that wont work, it wont boot from either the dvd or memory pen. I've also tried putting a non windows OS on it and same thing, one files copied it hangs.
So can anyone tell me, suggest any ideas or has the virus destroyed mainboard?
thanks in advance
 

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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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My keyboard is acting strangely. A couple of the letter keys are malfunctioning. For example: both the ’e’ and ’r’ will skip when using my word processor. The ‘r’ will also change the paragraph writing alignment from justify to center or left. While in the web, the ’e’ will skip and then open up the ‘search’ window while the ‘r’ will skip and close the web page. This is all odd and very aggravating. I have also changed keyboards twice, and all contained the same problem. Any answers would be helpful. Thanks.
 

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Hi, I have a brand new Windows 7 Vaio. I like it, but just today, my webcam hasn't been working & I do not know why. I've used it recently, maybe a week ago but I tried to use it today and this is what I see:
http://i52.tinypic.com/2czuafk.png
and I don't know why...help??
 

A:Webcam malfunction?

whats the exact sony vaio model

can we see a device manager screen shot

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Device Manager
Post back the results in device manager
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

imaging devices click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here
Full details are here http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Posting_a_Screenshot
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I have had a rash of issues lately and have run out of things I know how to do. I followed the instructions on how to post a thread and would like to proceed with the process.

I ran activescan and got this file:

Incident Status Location

Spyware:Spyware/Virtumonde Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\system32\mljgd.dll
Spyware:Spyware/Virtumonde Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\system32\opnllkh.dll
Adware:adware/statblaster Not disinfected c:\program files\WildArcade ... Read more

A:malware malfunction

Hi and welcome to TSF.

My name is Iain and I will be helping you clean your system.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix. You should not have any open browsers or live internet connections when you are following the procedures below.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.
We'll begin with ComboFix. Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix
When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post C:\ComboFix.txt along with a new HijackThis log so we may continue cleaning the system.

NOTE: Combofix prevents autorun of all CDs, floppies and USB devices to assist with malware removal & increase security. If this is an issue or makes it difficult for you - please let me know.

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