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My compute locks up when running

Q: My compute locks up when running

certain software from different online poker sites. I play at one all the time and never had any problem but when I downloaded a couple of others my system occasionaly locks up. I have to unplug it and then take the battery out.

This problem has happened before. It happens when online sometimes and with an older game program that I run.

My Os is Windows 2000 w service pack 4. I have an IBM thinkpad with a 1.6GHz P4 w/ 261,040 kb ram. I have over 30 gig memory left on my HD.

Preferred Solution: My compute locks up when running

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: My compute locks up when running

generally on all lockups it is usually caused by corrupt video drivers. update the drivers or reinstall them.

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Hello all!

Ran SB, Adaware, etc., but CPU still running a little slow!
ogfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 8:06:13 AM, on 28/12/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\KODAK Software Updater\7288971\Program\Kodak Software Updater.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\OpenOffice.org1.1.1\program\soffice.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\JARRET~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872}... Read more

A:compute running a little slow

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While powering off, Windows update started running. There was an electrical power cut during the updating. On restarting the computer first message "resuming windows". Second message "Please do not power off or unplug your machine". This second message which does not stop running and is blocking my access to Windows 7. I have tried tab F8 on start up but it does not respond. Help please!!

A:on powering up Windows Update keeps running blocking access to compute

Try crashing the machine by turning the power off again - it should then offer the option to start in Safe Mode.

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I have a Vista laptop and the cpu % is running very high and IE 8 locks up alot. I've run various virus/spyware scans that found some instances but it hasn't fully done the trick. I've attached the HighJackThis log. Any help would be great.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:52:16 PM, on 10/2/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.19120)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Sunbelt Software\VIPRE\SBAMTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Brother\ControlCenter3\brccMCtl.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Gateway\traybar.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcWnd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Brother\Brmfcmon\BrMfcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Camera Assistant Software for Gateway\CEC_MAIN.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqbam08.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqgpc01.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HighJackThis\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Exp... Read more

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About 3 months ago my computer just started randomly locking when I was running 3d games. I wasn't having any problem in the world running 2d games so I was thinking maybe the GPU or video card memory was overheating. So I pulled a fan and heatsink off an old 386 processor I had and fixed it to the GPU and still the same problem.

Since then I've tried using a TNT2 and swapped out or replaced all hardware except for the motherboard and processor. Even tried changing the power supply. All drivers are up to date. I've tried 3 different BIOS revisions. I've tried using at least 5 versions of the Nvidia detonator drivers (I keep them archived in case of problems like this.) It locks up if there's sound being used or sound completely off and if the sound card isn't even in the computer. I'm running DX8.1 and nothing changed, software or hardware, when the problem occurred.

Video card is not overclocked. AGP aperture set in BIOS to 64 meg. I've defragged the HDD recently. Happens with any 3d game no matter how low the settings for the game are set.

Common games being played: CounterStrike, Monkey Island 3, WC3, Ultima Online (3d Client) Q3

System Specs:

Athlon 1.4Ghz
768 meg RAM
GeForce 2 GTS 32meg / TNT2 32meg (TNT2 for testing if it was the vid card)
34.6 Maxtor HDD
Asus A7V133 (not using the onboard RAID at the moment)
Win2k Pro

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The last time this program would run to completion was last April.Now the screen freezes half way thru second test.
I formatted the hard drive last week--but still freezes.Using a GF6600gt with latest driver--also have had a "sync out of range " error.

A:Screen Locks while running 3dMark05

Have you overclocked anything?

Try running MemTest, if the RAM is in the least bit dodgy it'll lock up every time.

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I've got a problem with my Win XP system. A few days ago after a program conflict and system crash I had to reinstall my DSL utility program/drivers/modem etc...

The installation went well except that something seems to be running now in the background. I can log onto the Web, communicate and run all programs, but there is a regular tone annunciating (sounds like when a USB device connects) a bonging sound which occurs regularly.

Because I thought that there was some sort of conflict I clicked on "Add Hardware Wizard" and got the following message.

"Cannot run two device installations.
You can install only one device at a time, another device installation is underway, when it is finished you can try the Wizard again."

This seems to be the problem....the system apparently is hung up trying to install a device and never can complete that task.

Is there some simple way to stop this process? and in turn turn off the constant tone.

Thank you

Fred Gendler

A:Add Hardware Wizard locks up running in Win XP

Boot to safe mode and see if issue is still present. If the other device is not USB, then it should eventually install.

Also look in device manager and see if there are any bangs (? or !)

Post results.

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Dell 8250
Intel 3.06 GHz
1 Gb RAM
Windows XP SP3
NVidia GeForce 7600 GT
I do have a Windows XP Home Edition Reinstall disk

Over the last few weeks, my PC has been having fits running slow, locking up, 1 BSOD (KERNEL.STACK_INPAGE_ERROR), stuttering sound, windows getting locked, mouse pausing and freezing, etc. It frequently requires hard boots as it won't respond to Ctrl-Alt-Delete. This happens in safe mode as well.

The CPU usage is often stuck at 100%, even with no applications running. I can't see any pattern to it. It can run fine for a few hours, then suddenly get stutter and lock up.

The only thing has changed recently is that a week or two before this started happening, the CMOS battery was giving error messages on reboots, so I replaced it. I have not been able to see anything wrong in the BIOS settings. Device Manager gives no errors.

I haven't seen any signs of malware, but just in case, I have attached the normal logs. I run ZoneAlarm Free and Microsoft Security Essentials. Virus scans have been negative. I also ran Lavasoft Ad-Aware, but it found nothing other than harmless cookies.

I have cleaned/vacuumed out the system (which I do regularly anyway). I removed and reseated all the cards and memory. I checked that all the fans were working.

I have run CleanUp! (also a normal thing on my routine maintenance). The disk is not fragmented. I removed what programs and autoruns I was sure about.

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A:PC running very slow, locks up, crashes


I think I put this in the wrong forum since it's looking more and more like a hard drive failure. I get several BSODs a day now, and the PC sometimes takes several attempts to reboot.

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Would it be a RAM or CPU issue causing an application lockup? When I run two online applications, one of them locks up. One uses 348 meg of memory [java Platform SE Binary] and the other uses 419 meg of memory [java].

The pc has 4gb of ram and 3 GHz cpu. Please advise.


A:Applications running java locks up.

A question about missing information, which version of JAVA are you running? You can go to java.com: Java + You and check if you have the latest. Also, what are the applications? Maybe someone else had the same problem.

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Hey y'all
I have a problem with my PC. Sometimes when I leave my computer on and leave it idle for a while and then come back to it the whole thing will be locked up. I can move the mouse around but as soon as I click something it will lock up and the time will be locked to the time when it had locked up. The whole thing basically locks up causing the green vista loading mouse circle to replace the pointer. The only way to shut it off is to hold down the power button for about 5seconds. Is this a hardware issue or a software issue? I'm boggled by this.

Specs are as follows:
Intel Core 2 quad Q6600 (2.4Ghz)
4Gb Ram
640 GB hard drive
Nvidia 9500GS
Windows Vista Premium 64 bit.

A:HP Pavilion running Vista locks up

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My PC has a problem when running any kind of scan. (anti virus, spybot, super anti spyware...) When I have task manager open, I can see the cpu clog up at 100%. It also happens when I try to install programs. I have a Celeron processor with 2GB of Ram and tons of storage. I have attached a Hijack this log file if anyone can decypher it. Thanks in advance.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:16:53 PM, on 1/30/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost\Agent\GhostTray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program ... Read more

A:PC locks up when running any kind of scan

Hi scw and welcome to TSF

Download Combofix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**


1. Close any open browsers.

2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

If your not sure how to disable them then double-check against the list found >>>HERE<<< This list is not all inclusive, if your programs are not listed and you are unsure then please ask before continuing.


Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts.When finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post the "C:\ComboFix.txt" along with a new HijackThis log for further review.
Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall

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Have a Windows XP machine that locks up and runs slow. I must manually turn off computer power and restart........help. I defrag often, use PC Tools and Uniblue Power Suite. Do I have a virus? Did Check Disk and all is well. Please send instructions..........

A:Computer locks up, running slow

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The log c... Read more

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Recently IE8 keeps freezing up on my computer. When I go to processes in the task manager, I have multiple instances of "iexplore.exe" running. Most of the instances appear to be trying to connect to "a96-6-188-20.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com". The specific IP Address is:

Is this a virus, malware, etc.? I tried running malwarebytes and that came up empty.

Any thoughts?


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i tried a suggestion of clearing my cache of applications and applets and trace and log files to no avail. when running this scan it locks the computer up to the point where i have to hold down the power button to shut the computer off.any help would be appreciated.Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:running GMER scan locks up my computer

Try running GMER in safe mode. If GMER crashes or keeps resulting in a BSODs, uncheck Devices on the right side before scanning.

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My laptop became infected with a virus that hid all my programs and causes many redirect problems while using the internet.I have Vipre security and Malwarebytes but while preforming scans my machine freezes.I ran the unhide and rescue procedures suggested by Vipre technicians and restored most of my programs however I still am having redirect problems and other little things that drive me nuts.How can I fix this????

A:my laptop locks up when running virus scans

Hello, can you run this and post the log?How to remove Google Redirects A log file named TDSSKiller_version_date_time_log.txt (i.e. TDSSKiller. will be created and saved to the root directory (usually Local Disk C:).Copy and paste the contents of that file in your next reply.Rerun MBAM (MalwareBytes) like this:Open MBAM in normal mode and click Update tab, select Check for Updates,when doneclick Scanner tab,select Quick scan and scan (normal mode).After scan click Remove Selected, Post new scan log and Reboot into normal mode.Please ask any needed questions,post logs and Let us know how the PC is running now.

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My computer, a HP Pavilionzv6000 laptop with Win XP, runs slower that it used to. I don't know how many programs are running that don't need to be running. I may have a virus because every time the AVG program runs, it finds a virus. Sometimes it can't fix the problem so I put it in the vault. I have the Zone Alarm firewall set on High. Also, often the computer just locks up and ai have to disconnect the power cord, and remove the battery to reboot it when no keystroke functions.

Please help!

A:Solved: Computer Running Slow - Sometimes It Just Locks Up

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Been trying to help friend fix computer. has been running very slow constant lock up ands not respondings.this is a dell inspiron 1545 running vista 32 bit- SP2Speccy snapshot--- http://speccy.piriform.com/results/wx8ZkjyFHgKIvswhVHRqqtiWHAT I DID SO FAR:Got rid of a lot of unneeded startup processes on msconfig, clean off any noticeable junk. tweaked performance settings (such as adjusting visual effects).ran avg free in safe mode. found nothing infected. ran malwarebytes in safe mode, found nothing infected.ran spybot search and destroy in safe mode, found a few things, deleted all of them.ran defrag/optimize with Auslogics Disk Defrag, completed.ran hijack. saved log. did not do anything else with that.ran DDS saved logs.ran rkunhooker saved log.Thanks much, i'll be looking for your replyBob

A:My laptop running Vista freezes, locks up, and a lot of Not responding

hi,,,, am i lead to believe that you now think this is not a security issue hence you posted here, (if you do think its a security issue you need to post in the correct forum.) take a look in event viewer for more info related to the crashes,, also post back any info or error codes, also take a look in task manager to see if there are any processes that are using up all the CPU, post those back too, also look in device manager for any yellow triangles and red X's and lastly look in reliability monitor for info,,, click on any red X's in there and post back the info. hopefully its just a dodgy driver. to find all these just type in to search box in start menu.
good luck.

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I have miserably slow performance and notice that the cursor flashes upon typing (as if some kind of keystroke capturing is going on). Spybot Search and Destroy seems to be corrupt and malwarebytes hangs (even the clock hangs). I have followed the instructions in the Prep Guide and run ccleaner. I can't run the cd emulation disabler because this is a corp issued laptop, and I don't have the admin password. Here is the DDS Log. I have saved and zipped the attach.txt in case you request it. I notice that it shows Spyware Doc + AV which I thought had become corrupt as well. McAfee VirusScan is installed by my company. DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by awilliam at 11:26:04.51 on Thu 09/30/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_19Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3572.2455 [GMT -4:00]AV: Spyware Doctor with AntiVirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {D3C23B96-C9DC-477F-8EF1-69AF17A6EFF6}AV: VirusScan Enterprise + AntiSpyware Enterprise *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupC:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\S24EvMon.exesvc... Read more

A:PC sluggish, locks up when running Spybot S&D or Malware Bytes

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:CODEmsconfigsafebootminimalactivexdrivers32netsvcs%SYSTEMDRIVE%\*.exe/md5st... Read more

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Please help with my computer problem. I am running windows vista on a laptop. Over the past few weeks our computer started having some issues with freezing up or locking up. There are a lot of not respondings too. I ran a hijack this if any of you guys can see any issues that I need to take care of. Thanks SOOO much for your help.CurtLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exeC:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\... Read more

A:My laptop running Vista freezes, locks up, and a lot of Not responding

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Note** If you are having problems posting the complete log into this thread upload them here http://www.rapidshare.com/ and post the links in this thread We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.I order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is ... Read more

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Hi. After upgrading BIOS to 2.12 the CPU frequency is locked to the lowest possible (disregarding BIOS settings). Plugging in the battery makes it work again.For the sake of prolonging my battery life I ususally run without it when safely docked at home.Anyone else experiencing this? I assume it's a bug?

A:Bios upgrade to 2.12 on T460p locks cpu frequency to lowest when running without battery

It sounds like a bug might have been fixed.  I would expect it to slow down if you had just a battery (no A/C) or just A/C (no battery).  The charhing circuity won't "cook" the battery.  It will stop charging when it is fully charged.

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Computer has been running extremely slow. Also Any web browser I use (IE, Safari, Firefox) It has been popping up the "encountered a problem" pop up where it gives you "Debug" "Send Error Report" or "Don't Send" I have Tried them all and it still keeps popping up.
Also, I have been having the Can not diplay page ALL the time, Other computers in the house can display them but it wont come up on the first try. It takes a couple times. Its not all the pages it does it on but some pages it does it constantly.

Hijack This Log is below, if someone could review it and see if there are any problems or something i could fix would be great.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:55:55 AM, on 11/17/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\AirPort\APAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam\Quickcam.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
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A:computer running extremely slow, web brower locks up (hijack log inside)

can anyone help?

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Hi all,

As for my problem, title speaks for itself. Has anyone encounter this from the antivirus 2009 family? If so, how/did you get around it? Id like to get the computer in question fixed, as that nasty side effect filters internet search (like this site, for example). Although, that last symptom there is circumventable by using one of the many proxy sites around.

On that system, my progress is:

Managed to install malwarebytes anti-malware, although this was originally hampered by the problem im asking about!

Program when run locks up at 2200k mem usage. (spybot does the same thing)

Anyone have any ideas?

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Ok got a problem that I think I knwo what is wrong, but I'm not sure. Looking for some confirmation on what I think. Or suggestions on what else if you disagree with my diagnosis.

Computer in question:
1 Ghz Duron
256 of some ddr ram
TNT 2 32 meg vid card

I get a call from this lady and she says her computer locks up while on the internet and then the screen goes blank. When she turns it off and back on nothing happens. If she tries it later it will turn on but when she's on the internet it happens again.
So thats the diagnosis she gave me.

Today after work I stopped by her house and used the computer for a bit. She is running WinXP Pro SP1. I checked her antivirus, it needed updating but the defs weren't real old. I then looked in the event viewer, it was clean, no warnings or anything, only the information messages.

So right now I'm thinking wtf? everything seems ok to me that would cause black screens. So I decide to fire up adaware (because I'm about to head out and thinking I might as well clean up the crap she's gotten from using IE while I'm here).

So while AdAware is dling its thing I decide to go to Windowsupdate.com and get some crap dling before I leave (she's on dialup). As those pages are loading up I decide to check her monitor connection just incase thats loose. As I reach back behind I touched her usb cable going to her printer.

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A:Video locks (with artifacts)/Monitor shuts off/System still running. Whats wrong?

One place to look for a shorting against the chassis, would be that thin metal plate that surrounds all the PS2/sound/USB/parallel etc. ports on the pack of the PC. This has some very small 'lips' that fit around each individual port. They could easily make a false contact.

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My computer locks up while using internet explorer. It also locks up during shutdown. It seems to run fine if I am doing anything else.

So far, I have tried:
Clean up
Ad Aware
Avast virus scan

Here is my HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:05:44 PM, on 4/9/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\Wcescomm.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\PROGR... Read more

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Hi, I have a Dell Precision WorkStation T3400. It has
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7300 @ 2.66GHz
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290 with 256 MBytes

Whenever I play cod4, itís kind of slow. I do not think it is the internet because I have around 4.8mbps. What upgrade to my computer would you recommend to speed it up? If you need more information, please do not hesitate to ask.

Look for cheap suggestions to speed up this thing for multitasking and playing high quality games like Call of Duty 4 and Prototype.​

A:Need help with compute upgrade

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I wanna reformat my computer. I have a Xp CD.

i place my XP cd in your cdrom tray.
Reboot computer
It didn come out this word "press any key to boot from CD"

So wat im gonna do. Please help. Thank you.

A:HELP please.. it about format compute

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Well, recently this stupid programme called Disk Checker starts up when I start my laptop. Also my favourite search engine search.babylon over taken by this stupid virus software Google (Seems to be a strange version of Bing!). It is so annoying. Please help, my computer ran a scan (by Speed Up My PC) and I have roughly 210 problems have been identified, although the software I am using might be a virus because it randomly appeared on my laptop and I don't know were it came from! Help!
Here is a link to my hardware problem thread: Computer Problems

A:Big Compute Problems

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If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Hello,My computer is unbelievable infected by what i think is a browser hijacker. I cannot access the web, the computer is very slow, it will shut off routinely. It took me 1.5 hours to get this hijack this log. I am on a different computer. I can no longer use that computer. Should I just re install windows?Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:15:11 PM, on 10/2/2007Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\savedump.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exec:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exeC:&... Read more

A:My browser and compute are being hijacked,

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner ... Read more

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I think my computer has been infected with the amazonaws spyware and I need help removing it. Please check the screenshot.

I read this post- http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/1053713-amazonaws-virus.html

and I run combofix. but that issue still happens.

A:compute-1.amazonaws.com virus

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G2020 @ 2.90GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1935 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 775 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 30733 MB, Free - 14055 MB; D: Total - 51222 MB, Free - 14176 MB; E: Total - 102445 MB, Free - 41081 MB; F: Total - 61443 MB, Free - 18155 MB; G: Total - 61443 MB, Free - 34528 MB; H: Total - 30733 MB, Free - 13588 MB; I: Total - 307219 MB, Free - 12138 MB; J: Total - 308521 MB, Free - 6766 MB; K: Total - 30780 MB, Free - 8010 MB; L: Total - 256663 MB, Free - 16688 MB; M: Total - 189454 MB, Free - 12596 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., H61M-S2PV REV 2.2
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

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Hello, I would like some help because I keep getting this annoying pop up window from my antivirus. I'm not sure what it causes it but from what I've read in forums it seems to be a spyware.

I'm running windows 7 on my macbook pro for reasons.... but this problem is not limited to this computer. My sister have the same antivirus ESET Smart Security and she also have the same problem.

Here are the windows that pops up.
(since the picture is in spanish i'll tell you what it says:
Outbound traffic

Application: System
Publisher: unknown
Remote computer: amazonaws)

I know I could disable the pop up windows from my antivirus options but the problem is that I shouldn't have to. I would like to remove this spyware for good. Also every time this windows appear it messes up utorrent, although it's probably another different issue.

Oh and before i found about this forum it took an advice and run combofix. I read it would solved my problem in another forum. Probably was not the best idea, sorry. Anyway the windows don't pop up as much as before but they still appear.

So please let me know what I could do to solve this and remove it.

Thanks a lot for your help.

Here is the DDS text:

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17689 BrowserJavaVersion: 11.31.2
Run by Eduardo at 9:42:26 on 2015-03-20
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.932.81.1033.18.16295.14958 [GMT -5:00]
AV: ESET Smart Security 5.0 *Di... Read more

A:compute-1.amazonaws.com spyware

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We do not recommend the use of registry cleaners, or the registry cleaner feature of CCleaner. Our colleague miekiemoes has an excellent writeup here


I see you have P2P software ( uTorrent ) installed on your machine. We are not here to pass judgment on file-sharing as a concept. However, we will warn you that engaging in this activity and having this kind of software installed on your machine will always make you more susceptible to re-infections. It may be contributing to your current situation.

Please note: Even if you are using a "safe" P2P program, it is only the program that is safe. You will be sharing files from uncertified sources, and these are often infected. The bad guys use P2P filesharing as a major conduit to spread their wares.

A reference for the risk of these programs is here

I would strongly recommend that you uninstall it. You can do so via Control Panel >> Programs and Features.

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just trying to clean out my computer make it run as smooth as possible anybody know a good way to get rid of stuff or some safe programs i could use to prevent viruses, and to keep my computer running good

A:just cleaning out my compute... suggestions

Well first of all I suggest that you manually delete any files that you dont need anymore after which you can then organise all your using files and folders in a file structure. Then I suggest that you install AVG OR Avast which are both freee and very good antvirus software. These will enable you to perform a full system scan and eliminate any viruses present in your system. I also suggest that you do a spyware scan using at least two antispyware applications such as spybot s&d, windows defender (dont really le it personally) avg antispyware etc. It is importat to use more than one spyware application to ensure that any spywarethat is not detected by one program will then be evenually detected by the other. I also recommend that you perform a defragmentation of your system using the defrag tool that comes with windows and also perform a registry cleanup with a program such as ccleaner (free!!) in order to remove unused files from your system. Finally you can also disable some startup program which can sometimes compromise your system performance.

My last but most import advice is that you maintain your system meaning that you perform regular virsus and spyware scan otherwise you will end up with the same situation.

Hope this helps
Happy System Cleaning


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My PC won't turn on. A window opens saying if i want to open it in Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Command Prompt, Safe Mode with Network, Start windows normally, etc. When i click any of these options the computer starts again and the cycle repeats. I have attached a picture of what shows up when i open the PC. Thanks for your help!Here is the thread that i posted before and all the steps that i had followed. EDIT: Sorry but my R does not function properly all the time as you can see in the title.

A:Compute wont turn on.

This may or may not be the problem, but did you do a window update called update for window 7 for x64-based systems (KB2506014) important/.8mb I noticed in the past this was causing a boot loop on a few laptops I worked on the past. If you got a window 7 disk insert it into your DVD/cd rom and choice repair windows and maby it might fix boot loop or in advance options might let you use system recovery and might take you to a time when window was working. However, it depends if you got a window 7 disk. There iswindow 7 repair disk I found on Sevenforums. HereUpdate sorry wrong link

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I would like to get gaming desktop computer and would like to know if Alienware or computer from Dell or Dell Alienware is good way to go or not.

Are mini computers like from Alienware or from Dell good for gaming.

Are these Alienware or mini computers good for gaming? Or is full desktop tower better?

I was thinking of buying computer of ebay.

Looks like it may be good computer

But I think it may be build computer kit. You have to put the computer together.

Buying computer from Best buy you are stuck with brand name computer like Acer or Gateway being very cheap and low budget computers or HP or Asus better and more costly computers.

CyberPowerPC and iBUYPOWER Gamerner PC both over price and not reliable computer lots of lots hardware problems and outdated.

Well build computer kits are good, but you have to put it together and you get no software and windows 8 does not come with it.

And Best buy,office place, business depot or target computers are over price and like 5 years old.

Not sure if I should go for a full tower or mini tower. The computer will be hooked up to my big TV for gaming.

I will also be doing some video editing and sound editing too and some basic Microsoft office apps.

Some games will be The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim ,Dark Souls,Witcher 2,Dragon Age II,Divinity II ,Diablo ,Mass Effect 3,Far Cry 2,Risen,Fallout... Read more

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following error message pops-up when click
MY computer> Properties

"Run a DLL as an App has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

Also I am not play win-amp or any media player software

Below is the log file of Hijack this

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:57:07 PM, on 11/13/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\Smc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Symantec Endpoint Protection\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Distillr\Acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
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A:My compute> properties error

Hi, welcome to TSF..

Please try booting your computer into Safe Mode to see if the same thing happens.

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I have the issue where if the laptop goes to sleep , the finger print reader does not work when I open the lid backup. I have to use other methods of authentication. .Lenovo P50 Bios 1.27Synaptics WBDI just updated to 5.1.307.26 Version 10.0.10586 Build 10586System Manufacturer LENOVOSystem Model 20EN001CUSSystem Type x64-based PCSystem SKU LENOVO_MT_20EN_BU_Think_FM_ThinkPad P50Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6820HQ CPU @ 2.70GHz, 2712 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)BIOS Version/Date LENOVO N1EET53W (1.27 ), 5/19/2016SMBIOS Version 2.8Embedded Controller Version 1.16Secure Boot State OffPCR7 Configuration Elevation Required to ViewHardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.10586.420"

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I think my computer has been infected with the amazonaws spyware and I need help to removing it. Please check the screenshot.

I also scaned with DDS and GMER.

DDS Report-

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.67.2
Run by Dip at 20:28:25 on 2014-08-21
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.1935.1377 [GMT 6:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {641105E6-77ED-3F35-A304-765193BCB75F}
AV: Kaspersky Anti-Virus *Disabled/Updated* {179979E8-273D-D14E-0543-2861940E4886}
SP: Kaspersky Anti-Virus *Disabled/Updated* {ACF8980C-0107-DEC0-3FF3-1313EF89023B}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {DF70E402-51D7-30BB-99B4-4D23E83BFDE2}
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Everything\Everything.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\iCLS Client\HeciServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\DAL\jhi_service.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
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A:[SOLVED] compute-1.amazonaws.com virus


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Hi all,
This may be lil off topic. Have been facing memory leaks on usage of  CreateShaderResourceView.
Its being released the shader resource view and have checked the refcount of the interface pointers. Using compute with DX11 and rendering in Dx9.
Any ideas ?


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I have IE and get a Syetem Error popup"Your computer was infected by unknown trojan.It's dangerous for you system (critical files can be lost)!Click ok to download the antispyware program to clean your system! (Recommended)Please help. Here is the log.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:08:22 PM, on 2/17/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exec:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exec:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\PCSuite\DataLayer\DataLayer... Read more

A:Your Compute Was Infected By Unknown Trojan ..

I finally killed it. It was the item below!!!

O2 - BHO: MS Video Control 1.0 - {C3253D15-672D-46D5-8FE1-3FAB8E291E4F} - C:\WINDOWS\msvidc32.dll

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ok, i am having serious problems (well not to bad).

it all started after i downloaded and ran eraser. i after it finished i can no longer look at any txt documents (where did all the words go?), and in other instances i get GDI Error: Can Not Compute Text Size.

i am trying to contact http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/ where i got the software for help as well.

A:GDI Error: Can Not Compute Text Size

all though i don't understand why, everything (except my setings) returned to noraml after a reboot. settings can be redone.

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Hey guys I need some help,I was looking to upgrade my processor AMD A8-7600 Radeon R7 10 compute cores 4c +6G. I want a stronger processor and was wondering what I could upgrade to without changing the motherboard or anything else. I know there has to be an option to upgrade my processor without switching out to much and do not care about model or anything like that! ,Thanks 

A:AMD A8-7600 Radeon R7 10 compute cores 4c +6G

Good day and welcome to the community.Please provide your system model name/number (don't post your serial number, though), otherwise it will be difficult for the community to assist you. We will also be able to confirm that your post is in the proper forum.Regards.

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I have a homemade computer; ran for a few years...
It is a windows 7 ultimate build
amd athelon 64x2 cpu
2gig PC2 6400 memory

Currently I can only boot into safe mode
It will hang up or goto a blue screen if booted normaly
I've tried to get to repair from the install cd but it goes to blue screen also, or doesnt startup.

Not sure what to try next

A:Compute wont boot normaly

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My computer does not detect wifi signals, in fact does not show anything about the wifi, i wonder if there is any way to activate or need something specific

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I know I have a malware on my daughters computer, it keeps opening internet advertising sites. My question is if I don't want to try to fix it, cause it is proving to be a major hassle, can I copy her pictures on her computer to a DVD and transfer them somehow safely to a different computer?



A:Infected Compute, Can I Copy My Pictures?

Yes, with ease. Just make sure none of the files have been infected (highly unlikely) before you transfer them to a clean medium.

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running windows xpsp2, photoshop and illustrator. System has been fine for 2 months after fresh install but twice now its locked up, first time using adobe illustator ,went to black screen, nothing will bring it back but power is still on, that was yesterday second time photoshop freezed with screen view nothing working today.Doesnt happen that often as I have clocked up hours on this over two days I am forced to reboot and loose stuff, anyway how I can find clues to why it freezed.

A:compute screen goes black and no response, pls help

Freezing is often caused by defective memory. Download Memtest 86+ and make a floppy or a CD. Boot with the floppy or CD and let Memtest run for a minimum of 4 full passes and see if it comes up with any errors.

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I am an above average computer user and gamer. I built my own computer in October and everything has worked flawlessly from October-February.Recently my computer has started freezing. First there is a brief pause, followed by some lag, and then everything freezes for about 10-20 seconds. After the freeze everything works perfectly again. After watching the task manager during the freeze, I've noticed two different scenarios. Right before the computer freezes, the % of processor used goes to 100% or more commonly 0%.I have an Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor.Here are a few examples of what is going on, taken right after the computer unfreezes.Software, Hardware, Bios, Chipset, Overheating?I have tried reformatting and nothing changed. There are no common programs open and running at the time the computer freezes.Any help/suggestions would be appreciated, Thanks.

A:Processor Shoots to 0% or 100%, Compute Freezes

Right before the computer freezes, the % of processor used goes to 100% or more commonly 0%.I don't understand. Is it 100%, or 0%?If you look at CPU usage in Task Manager can you identify, which process is the main CPU user?Download, and install SpeedFan: http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.phpPost your computer temperatures:Provide processor info (hold Windows logo key, and hit Pause/Break key to find out).

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We have an HP Stream 11 notebook. How can we get the admin password or reset the computer without the admin password?  Login wants it, recovery/reset wants it...

A:Niece forgot her password and can't get into her new compute...

Hello @ChiefRavinman Welcome to the HP Support forum. Thank you for your post! Could you post your full HP product model and PN as described here >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108 Please, check this thread and see if it could help you >> http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/I-forgot-my-password-can-HP-help...  

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