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HP Envy 750-247c Freezes after a certain amount of time

Q: HP Envy 750-247c Freezes after a certain amount of time

Sometimes after startup, I quickly go to Task Manager to look at the Performance and see the up time which freezes after 0:00:01:30right now i managed to go up to 8 minutes of up time, but I'm not sure what to do considering this is a new desktop we bought and the only things I've installed are Steam, some Steam games, adwcleaner, CCleaner, iTunes, WinRar, and Google Chrome.. :/ any help? tips?

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A: HP Envy 750-247c Freezes after a certain amount of time

@VikkyOstrich?, welcome to the forum. I suggest contacting the seller for help with your problem. If you bought the computer from HP Store you should contact HP Customer Service for help. You should not be having any problems with a new computer. There may be a faulty component that is causing the problem. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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Hi there!

So, the problem is that my pc freezes after a random amount of time. One time it crashes after 10 minutes, another time after an hour, and then before I've even seen the windows 10 logo.
It also doesn't really seem to matter what I do, it crashes when I am playing a game, it crashes when typing a word document and it crashes when I just leave it on the desktop.
PC SPECS:
Cpu:FX-6300
GPU:R9 380
RAM: 8GB (2x4GB)
Motherboard: Asrock 970 pro 3 r 2.0
ssd: 120 GB
hdd: 1TB
PSU: Coolermaster G750M

What I've tried so far:
Changing the PSU, switching the ram modules and using different slots, switching the gpu with a radeon HD 7770. I can't really switch out any more hardware as I don't have anything to switch for example the motherboard with.
I also reinstalled windows 10.

If someone knows the solution to my problem, I'd be very grateful

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Hello,

Word 2003 is locking up my machine it's a almost brand new machine, but after a random amount of time, it just locks up. Only when using word, however. Problem is, I can't figure out why. I've uninstalled office and re-installed, removed zone-alarm, tried different documents, etc. Locks up - but it's inconsistent. Sometimes the freeze happens right away, sometimes after an hour.

Any ideas?
 

A:Word freezes computer after random amount of time

Hmm.. anybody?
 

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I bought a HP Envy x360 Convertible windows 10 in December. It is 8GB RAM, i7 processor with 1TB hard disk. It keeps freezing from time to time now.In the task manager, it shows the task "System" running and utilizing the most CPU and memory (%age wise).The problem agrevates when I am using chrome browser. The fan runs at full throttle and becomes really loud. However, I do not feel temperature rising.The whole PC stops working and it is getting frustrating day by day.My laptop doesnt have virus or any heating issues. It is new, so air vents wont be clogged either. I use it 99% on my desk.I need help here.It was running perfectly fine till last week apart from the fan noises on and off and the hard -disk clicking noises which every HP Envy x360 has. 

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What is the max amount of RAM for HP ENVY x360 - m6-w102dx?  I currently have 8GB and would like to take it to the max available.  What is the recommended memory to purchase? Thank you. Jim

A:Max amount of ram for HP ENVY x360 - m6-w102dx

Hi, I can't recommend anything bacause: Two SODIMM slots - non customer accessible / non-upgradeableDDR3L-1600 Dual Channel SupportSupports up to 16 GB of system RAM in the following configurations:16384-MB total system memory (81922)12288-MB total system memory (81921) + (40961)8192-MB total system memory (81921) or (40962)4096-MB total system memory (40961) or (20482) Source:  Maintenance and Service Guide     http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-ENVY-x360-m6-Convertible-PC-series/8499296/model/8788304/manu... Regards.

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In task manager under up time it shows how long a computer has been on. An example of these numbers is 1:23:45:67.In this example, 6 and 7 stand for seconds, 4 and 5 stand for minutes, and 2 and 3 stand for hours. What does the 1 stand for?











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A:What amount of time do the numbers under up time in task man...

Hi, That is day. You can confirm this using the following command      powershell (get-date) - (gcim Win32_OperatingSystem).LastBootUpTime by (a) Hold down Win key then press R,(b) Type cmd in Open box then press Enter,(c) Type the above command then press Enter, After that type Exit to get out Regards

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anyone have a link that will show how much video time you get per GB

640 x 480 pixels / 320 x 240 pixels, 30 frames/sec.
With monaural sound, with Electronic Image Stabilization
With monoaural sound

I know there are charts that show how many images per Mega Pix/GB, just wondering if there is something similar for video
camera is .. www.fujifilm.ca/x16201.xml

Another question, I'm going on vacation and rather than buy a dozen SD cards are services you can go to so I can upload my images/video? Like FTPing to my webspace (on ISP)...Just a thought because I don't know how quickly I would eat up the video card ( camera is new)
 

A:amount of Video time per GB

It all depends on the bit rate of your video.

http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=312640
http://neuron2.net/LVG/ratesandsizes.html
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/wi...andingHDFormats.aspx#storageneedsforhdcapture
 

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I just purchased a new motherboard/processor. I brought over my old RAM, GPU, SSD/HDD/Case. I did a fresh install, formatted/installed Windows 7. I had a few programs causing BSOD's after about 30-45 minutes of a reboot/power on, that I was able to troubleshoot(Speccy + antivirus)

I cleared it up, no BSOD's after initial 5-10 hours of up time. I went to bed, I woke up, I saw that I was crashed. My computer would reset and then just hard lock up at loading screen. If I power cycle and turned back on, it boots up with no issues. I check the event log in Computer/Manage - it pointed to a ram issue. I took each stick and ran memplus86 on it for about 5-6 passes each, no errors. I purchased a single 4gb stick to test as well.

I tried leaving my CPU with just the new single stick, same thing, BSOD after about 24 hours.

I decided to come here, I have a new symptom now, though. I have a little bit of distorted sound for the split second of the sound starting. Example, the windows "ding" sound it makes or the bootup windows sound, it's distorted and static-y for the first half a second or so.

Also, when I was creating folders/renaming them on desktop for your SF_diag tool, I had to right click- refresh to see the changes.

A:BSOD'ing after X amount of up time

I am currently trying dual channel with the triple channel in slots 2 and 4. Will see if I crash overnight.

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I have a spreadsheet in which I subtract add time from several locations (h:mm). I also add amounts from various locations. I want to divide the $amount by the amount of time to get the rate per hour. I have been through all the help I can find on the system and cannot find an answer.

I would appreciate any help you can give.
 

A:Divide amount by time

To get cost per hour you need to multiply the time value by 24 first.

For example, if you have 120 (dollars) in A1 & 12:00 (12 hours) in B1, this formula in C1:

=A1/(B1*24)

should return 10.00, i.e. $10 per hour (make sure you format C1 as Number with x decimal places).
 

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I know this is probably an amatuer question but I am running XP professional and want to find out how to set it so that it will lock the pc after a set amount of time when the user has been away. I don't want it to log out, just lock the pc, like when you go to the switch user screen, only automatically... thanks in advance
 

A:how to set XP to lock computer after set amount of time

That is a setting in the screen saver properties. You can set time and require a password.
 

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I just recently upgraded from IE9 to 10 because when I wanted to get on the internet it took between 10 & 20 seconds to open. Now that I'm using IE10, I'm having the same problem. What gives?

A:ungodly amount of time to open IE 10

Hello and welcome,

A few things you can do to speed up IE, is to clear or the TEMP files regularly, also by looking at your add-ons and disbaling the ones you dont use:

Disable a add on Internet Explore 7 Open Internet Explorer.
Click the Tools button, click Manage Add-ons, and then click Disable Add-ons.
Click the add-on you want to disable, click Disable, and then click OK.

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So i turn my computer on and leave it for a few hours and the Ram fills up slowly over time (a few hours) it will get to around 4000MB and i cannot find the culprit, i have read many forums, tried a lot of different possible solutions but nothing seems to work.
Please help as it is killing my productivity and making it so i cant run the multiple programs i need open at the same time.

A:My Ram keeps filling up over a short amount of time, help please.

Looks like you have over 3 GB available when the pic was taken.

Shows us a screen shot of Task Manager performance tab

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Hi I would like to set some time to a computer or access to the internet to be more specific from the persons that use the same profile.
Since I have the administrator account, the other users have contradictions as to the amount of time each has to use the internet, I'm knowledgeable to software such as handy cafe and cyber cafe but these are for server-client (networking eg. internet cafe), I would just like to use a software or any other type option to give each user a specific amount of time each person has to use the internet or computer without having each user log off.
 

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First of all, using XP Home. I simply want to change the amount of time it takes for the (idle) computer to go to hibernate and welcome screen/password prompt.

I WANT there to be a password prompt after computer is idle. But right now it's set to hibernate after like 5 minutes idle, that's too quick for me. I tried going into the Power Options and changing the hibernate or Standby to one hour, but that didn't change it. I remember changing it to the 5 minutes it's at now, but can't remember how I did it...lol

Thanks!!

MissJamie

A:Change amount of time until hibernation

Start>Settings>Control Panel>(if not already switch to classic view)Power Options

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Hi,

Last night I received two BSOD within 30 minutes of each other. The first time it occurred I had a few programs open (some pdfs, photoshop etc.) but I wasn't actively using the computer. I noticed the mouse pointer started to lack and a minute or two later it BSOD'd. I was busy at the time so I didn't catch the error code.

30 minutes later, after a restart and opening some of the same programs, the BSOD re-occurred.

I restarted the computer once more, kept the programs opened to a minimum and everything seemed to be okay.

Both times, after the restart, there was a screen mentioning Acer Ethernet port (I didn't note down the exact wording, sorry) requesting that I insert a boot disk and not allowing me to continue. Not having it, I forced a restart and everything booted normally afterwards.

I attempted a System Restore, but it froze on a black screen with just my cursor visible. I left it overnight and it was still on the same screen so I forced a restart.

I've completed the System report etc. and attached it.

My OS specs are:

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
It is the originally installed OEM software
Service Pack 1 is installed

My computer specs:
Acer Aspire 5732Z
Pentium(R) Dual Core CPU 2.20GHz
4GB RAM

Please let me know if I've missed anything out. Thank you.

A:2 BSOD within a short amount of time

Software Concerns:
Code:
Start Menu\Programs\Glary Utilities
Many of us on the forums actually do not recommend automated optimization tools for Windows 7. Windows 7 does a much better job of handling its own optimization than its predecessors did. We especially do not recommend registry cleaning as an "optimization" step because automated registry cleaning causes more harm to the registry than it actually repairs.

In the future, if you need help optimizing Windows 7, please post a thread in Performance & Maintenance - Windows 7 Forums or follow the tutorial enclosed in that forum to Optimize Windows 7.
Analysis:Crashes point to your Intel storage driver. Your Intel storage drivers are out of date.Go to Intel? Driver Update Utility,
run the utility,
click on the link for Chipset Family,
scroll down and select Standard Version.
There is a page that loads with information on other Intel drivers for your system including Intel storage drivers. You may have to let it load for 10-15 seconds before it displays your particular drivers link.
Go to that link, download the drivers, and install them.

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I recently did a refresh of win8, not by choice but I was getting BSOD on boot after a bad install of nfs+ paragon .

Anyways I reinstalled almost everything but I have this problem that I notice as a audio problem at first but seems to be much bigger. I will open a video on youtube say, the video will play but there will be no audio. I go to open the audio control panel or anything pertaining to it, the window for it will either freeze or refuse to open at all. Aside from that, after I noticed this or even before I notice this I also can't open up most apps, noticeably steam games, they will start too load but then freeze on load. No Idea what is causing this and I don't know what else to upgrade driver wise. Very fed up since the refresh could have been avoided in the first place...

A:Audio loss after X amount of time?

This is more than an audio problem. Suggest you consider reposting on one of the other forums. The "General Support" may be a good place to start. There is obviously OS problems.

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Hi folks,

I want to limit the amount of time that my child's computer will run every day. When the allotted time is up, the computer will automatically shut down and not restart until the next day.

Anybody have an idea of how to do this?

Thanks

A:Limiting Amount Of Time Computer Will Run

http://dmoz.org/Computers/Software/Sharewa...rental_Control/Scroll down to "Computer Time" I think it's the 7th one down. Hope this helps.Be (Parenting) SafeDa Bleepin AniMod, Animal

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I just purchased HP 750-247c from Costco. I notice there is a a 3 slot for 3.5 hard drive but there is no power or sata cable inside. Is it possible to add a 3rd hard drive to this computer?

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I'm running my sound through a Line 6 KB37 interface and out through some studio monitors. However yesterday after having Spotify on from 30 - 60mins the sound stopped, Spotify crashed, i tried to restart and explorer.exe couldn't shutdown because it was stuck trying to play the logoff sound. I force restarted it and it turned into a BSOD. Today the same thing has happened after about 30mins of watching a film. The sound stopped and media player crashed. I tried to watch a youtube video after this and it wouldn't buffer it and crashed my browser. I checked my device manager and it said all my sound devices were working properly. Any ideas?

A:Sound Card Seems to Shut Off After a Certain Amount of Time

I doubt that it's the sound that is causing it. There is some other system problems.

(I have a studio currently with Sonar X1 but I recently installed PT MP9 and will be moving to Pro Tools later).

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hi,

is there such a function with windows 7? where i can type in a certain amount of time and the pc/lap top will switch itself off so i can leave it downloading and go to bed but not have to leave the lap top running over night?

A:auto shut down after x amount of time with windows 7

Create a new shortcut with this address;
shutdown -s -t ### -f
### = number of seconds

Of course, don't forget to run it before you go to bed

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Not very descriptive, but so the computer goes.

Lets say I am updating a blog. And I refresh a number of times, once for each post.

Not always the same amount of refreshes, but eventually I get the spinner upper right, and the status bar says either 'Done' or 'Stopped'.

If I check email, first time fine. I close email. Over the next 2-5 hours, I open email again, close again, open again, Mozilla Thunderbird newest version, and it says cannot connect. The number of times it will work and then stop, varies.

To fix either, I reboot, no need to do anything else, and they work fine again.

I get the impression that if I have to connect to anything outside my home computer, this occurs. I haven't tried all software, but it happens with email, both browsers, and connecting to Everquest.

So it isn't just one type of site/server. Just anything outside my home computer. I'm the only user and admin.

Any ideas ?

Thanks.

A:various things lock up after a variable amount of time

Type event viewer in search and look for errors about the time that it happened.

Type memory diagnostic in search and look for memory problems.

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Hullo, recently my laptop (Dell Inspiron 6400, running WinXP Media Edition)'s been failing; it freezes anywhere from ten seconds to five minutes after I log in. I'm unable to install an antivirus because the laptop freezes during installation. Safe Mode seems to be, well, safer, although even so it has frozen once.

I've done scans with ComboFix and MBAM; CF found a massive infestation in my pchealth and system32 folders but was able to restore everything. The system freezes just the same even after removing the threats.

I have no idea what's causing the freezing; it freezes anywhere from ten seconds to five minutes after I log in, and even freezes at login if I stay there too long.

The computer is completely frozen; Num Lock / Scroll Lock can't be activated/deactivated, the mouse doesn't move, etc. I can't even shut down without either pulling the plug out or holding onto the power button.

My HD is 91GB (Fujitsu MHV2100BH). There is 14.5GB free, although my F: partition has only 7% (or 4.5GB) free. I have 1GB of RAM installed. I have not had any problems with this laptop until recently. Or no, I have, but not relating to running out of system resources or anything related.

Thanks for reading,
Aar

DDS (Ver_09-09-29.01) - NTFSx86 MINIMAL
Run by test at 17:49:59.37 on Tue 10/06/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_05
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1014.775 [GMT -7:00]
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A:Computer freezing after small amount of time

Hi My name is Extremeboy (or EB for short), and I will be helping you with your log.We apologize for the delay of response. If you still require assistance we would like to see the current condition of your system so please post a new set of DDS Logs as well as a RootRepeal log and a description of any remaining problems or symptoms you may still have please.If for any reason you did not post a DDS log or RootRepeal log please refer to this page and in step #6 and Step #7 for further instructions on downloading and running DDS & RootRepeal. If you have any problems just let me know in your next reply or simply post a Hijackthis log.For your next reply I would like to see:-The DDS logs---DDS.txt and Attach logs-RootRepeal logs-Description of any remaining problems you may still have.Thanks again and we apologize for the delay.With Regards,Extremeboy

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The time varies, but it's usually between 2 min - 3 hours before my internet stops responding and I have to restart, sometimes about 2-3 times before I get my internet back. I'm using Windows ME

Here's my Hijack This:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.96.0
Scan saved at 10:00:25 PM, on 9/4/2003
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINAMP3\WINAMPA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\CMEII\CMESYS.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GETRIGHT\GETRIGHT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\GMT\GMT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GETRIGHT\GETRIGHT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\MY KEPT FILES\SAFE SAKES\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
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A:My internet stops working after a certain amount of time

In Hijack This, check ALL of the following items.
Next, close all browser Windows, and have HT fix all checked.

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CMESys] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\CMEII\CMESYS.EXE"
O4 - Startup: GStartup.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\GMT\GMT.exe
Next reboot into Safe Mode and remove the following files and folders that are bolded
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\CMEII\CMESYS.EXE"
C:\Program Files\Common Files\GMT\GMT.exe

See here http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPOR...001052409420406 for how to start in safe mode if you don't know how.

Reboot into normal mode
Now download Spybot - Search & Destroy (if you haven't got the program installed already)

After installing, first press Online, and search for, put a check mark at, and install all updates.

Next, close all Internet Explorer windows, hit 'Check for Problems', and have SpyBot remove/fix all it finds that are in RED

Reboot

Last, run HJT again and post your log again to see if anything was missed.

Thanks
 

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The time varies, but it's usually between 2 min - 3 hours before my internet stops responding and I have to restart, sometimes about 2-3 times before I get my internet back. I'm using Windows ME

Here's my Hijack This:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.96.0
Scan saved at 10:00:25 PM, on 9/4/2003
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINAMP3\WINAMPA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\CMEII\CMESYS.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GETRIGHT\GETRIGHT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\GMT\GMT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GETRIGHT\GETRIGHT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RESTORE\STMGR.EXE
C:\MY KEPT FILES\SAFE SAKES\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
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A:Internet stops working after certain amount of time

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I have had this problem a few months ago which I had solved (at least I thought so) with system restore but the situation is a bit more severe because, whatever is happening, it is deleting my restore points.

This really is a spur of the moment kind've thing without warning. My PC was working immaculately until the day before yesterday. I usually always leave my PC on overnight or whenever I go to sleep. I got up yesterday morning and discovered that the PC had crashed to the bios screen. It absolutely would not start for a few times for who knows what reason and I had to keep trying system diagnostics. I thought I might've been hit by a virus and it was being antagonised by the scan I was running that night. After finding nothing wrong and discovering I had no restore points for about half an hour, I managed to get the PC started again and it didn't seem like anything was actually wrong.

When I checked task manager, I discovered that hardly any processes or programs were starting up. I used the PC that day as usual and nothing at all seemed out of place except for the fact the PC was very quiet, could barely even hear any sort of disk activity at all. So I left it on overnight again, this time without running a scan, came back to it this morning and discovered it had crashed again, this time to the login screen (this could've happened any number of times that night, to my knowledge.) I logged in and the exact same thing happens, next to no processes running, hardly any... Read more

A:Windows seems to crash/restart after a set amount of time

Make and model number of everything found inside the PC? GPU, PSU, MOBO, etc.

Download HWMonitor from here:

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html


Make sure to download the .zip file to your desktop.


Once downloaded to your desktop unzip the hwmonitor.zip folder to your desktop.

Open up the unzipped folder and run either the 32bit Software or 64bit Software. How to tell the difference: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827218
Allow HWMonitor to run while the PC is at an idle state. After about five minutes of running at idle take a screenshot and save the image to your desktop.

Now allow HWMonitor to run while gaming or doing heavy processing for about five minutes. Take another screenshot and save the image to your desktop.

In your next reply please include both screenshots.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f195/how-to-post-a-screenshot-184291.html

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I just upgraded my Windows 7 setup to Windows 8 and I'm sort of regretting it now. It takes around 3 minutes to shut down sometimes. It just displays the plain screen with "Shutting Down" and the rotating orb for 3 minutes then shuts down. And if I close my laptop's lid during this, next time I open it, I *still* see that screen. So my laptop goes to sleep *while* shutting down and wakes up in the same state. This blows my mind.

Also, another issue. If my laptop goes to sleep automatically because of very little battery left. Then if I connect my charger and try to wake it up, it takes around 3-4 minutes here as well.

Any clue how to troubleshoot these problems? Priority being the shut down problem.
 

A:Shutdown/Wake up takes a HUGE amount of time

What you described happened to me once, and I realized that there were Windows updates being applied. Since your system is "new" maybe you are not yet caught up on updates.

Sometimes the Windows 8 is "doing maintenance.' I don't know if a shut down during that time would cause this foolishness.

If neither of the above I would hope that it is a driver issue and try updating, starting with the chipset.

This is my preferred order for finding drivers:

1. PC manufacturer's web site,
2. Motherboard manufacturer's web site,
3. Device manufacturer's web site,
4. A "drivers" site, such as DriverGuide,
5. Anywhere you can find one that might work,
6. Let Device Manager try to find one.
7. Use Windows Update.

(4 through 7 are really tied, and with Windows 7--and maybe 8-- the Windows Update should be at least 4th. The main message is that the first three are almost always to be preferred.)
 

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hello thanks for looking!, Please help

it gets to blue windows screen just after windows loading files with black screen and just sits their with blue windows background and mouse in middle.i also only have hard wired USB keyboard connected

first off my mother board is a gigabyte ma790x-ds4
ram is 2x2GB of DDR2 XMS2 800 corsair (4G)
hdd is 1tb Seagate baracuda ( i also have 3 other hdd's,although are disconnected for install)
gfx card is raedon hd 6770
processor is phenom 9550 quadcore
psu: Xtreme Pro 650W gold edition.

i have also disabled legacy A floppy drive support as i have seen this giving other people with the exact same problems difficulties,i have also tried removing one ram stick and swapping it ect,also i did a memtest on the ram it passed.as for the hard drive i ran sea-gate diagnostics iso, and scanned it also it passed.

i have tried running with different hdds the only thing i can think of now is the IDE LG dvd drive i have... Or the Processor or MB

If any one has some ideas it would greatly appreciated ,thanks allot
,First time user

~Hartley

A:Clean install Win 7 On new hdd Taking infinite amount of time..

Why are you replacing the HD Drive?

Take a look at these posts:
Windows 7 Installation Errors : Troubleshoot Step by Step
Common Installation Problems and Their Solutions
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues

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Hi, I'm having a very annoying problem with my computer and hope someone can help me.

Basically, if I turn my computer off, if I turn it back on it wont boot unless it's been turned off/unplugged for (usually) at least an hour and a half/two hours. What happens when I turn it on within that time, is my monitor just says "No Signal" and the light stays orange instead of blue like it should be. The computer still sounds like it's coming on, but nothing goes through to the monitor.

It used to happen occasionally when I tried to resume from sleep or hibernate mode, but now it seems to happen any time I turn it off. When I turn it off at night, it's always alright when I turn it on the next day (touch wood), so it seems to need a rest of a specific length for some reason.

Does anyone know what might be causing this? Thanks!

A:Windows wont boot unless it's been off for a decent amount of time

Is this a HP computer? Try turning it off and then unplug the power, hold in the power button for 15 seconds. Plug back in and start up the computer. Does it boot normally?

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Don't know if I should do this but to get rid of Virtumondo you have to download [email protected] because Virtumonde is most likely embedded to explorer.exe. Find the .dll that is infected and delete it with GiPO, then restart your computer in Safe Mode with Command Prompt and try to delete the .dll from there. If it says it doesn't exist then GiPo did delete it. If it isn't embedded into explorer.exe then it is running with another program, you just have to find which program it is. Good luck with that.

Now my real question,
My web browser only works for about 5 - 30 minutes after I restart. I don't know how to fix it but I don't have any spyware/viruses. It used to work but for some reason it doesn't anymore, however, I know I do have internet because if i'm connected to anything else I stay connected. Here is my HJT log:
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Broadcom\BACS\BacsTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\stsystra.exe
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A:(Virtumonde removal) My web browser works for a set amount of time...

Bump please
 

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I was asked to post to this forum so here I am. I was given a friend's computer and have been trying to fix it all week, and have been unsuccessful. It's a Dell Inspiron 600m on Windows XP, Service Pack 3 with all the latest windows updates. It had AVG 8 free on it, then my friend installed Paretologic virus scanner on top of AVG 8. He also installed Malwarebytes. Then he gave it to me. I ran the virus scanner at security.symantec.com and that found nothing. I uninstalled the paretologic software. I tried to upgrade AVG free 8 to AVG free 9 and the install process froze, so I uninstalled both. (not sure if the uninstall for any of the virus software actually worked successfully, even though I did not get any errors.) I then installed the latest Kaspersky and it found Rootkit.Win32.TDSS.d so in my haste and not reading enough before running, I downloaded and ran ComboFix. It got to stage 32 and then froze. I eventually canceled it, reset the computer, and uninstalled it using combofix /uninstall. It looks like it did quarantine one file though, but I forget the name, it was a .sys file. I then ran a full scan with Kaspersky and that did not show any viruses. I also then ran a full scan of Malwarebytes and that found some cookies that I deleted. I thought I was in the clear, but the following issues still occur:When I open any web browser, (IE, Firefox, and Chrome are installed on the machine) it will work fine for about a minute and then no browser can download anythi... Read more

A:windows xp all internet browsers hang after certain amount of time

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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I used to have this thing when I started up my PC when I clicked 2 or more tabs on FF very soon after first opening it the net just crapped itself and wouldn't let anything net related open, aside from mIRC if it was open prior to the net going down but I couldn't open a new one, only fix was restarting. If I waited like 5-10 mins after startup it never happened. The internet icon never changed and the troubleshooter would always say it was working fine. Recently it's started happening at random times no matter how long the PC has been on even if I just click a forum banner or something- everything internet related will stop working/refuse to open other than my mIRC window if it was already connected, but I can't PM anyone or join any new channels. Usually lasts 5-10 minutes and then the FF page that froze will load and everything will work again. I've also tried IE and Chome, same result.

It's become extremely annoying now as it's very frequent and can last from as little as 5 minutes to 32 mins(longest so far). I've downloaded nothing new/added no new hardware and the PC is a gaming PC that I built around a year and a bit ago.

I've scanned with MBAM, Nod32, and Zone Alarm, they've come up with nothing. I'm really hoping someone here has an idea what's wrong because I'm very close to just reinstalling to get rid of this huge annoyance.

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:everything internet related stops working for x amount of time

It's probably something running in the background since all browsers are affected. Try changing your AV from automatic to notifying you so you can update definitions manually. Think of other programs that are set to run in the background or since you built the unit, if your fans are sufficient since heat can cause the problem.

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Every time I leave my computer idle for a bit I am not able to connect to the internet without restarting my computer. This has been happening ever since i formated my computer to install xp down from vista. I'm not sure why it does this but it is very annoying. Can anybody help me and thanks in advanced.
 

A:My internet connection drops after a certain amount of idle time

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hi everyone. I was given a friend's computer and have been trying to fix it all week, and have been unsuccessful. It's a Dell Inspiron 600m on Windows XP, Service Pack 3 with all the latest windows updates. It had AVG 8 free on it, then my friend installed Paretologic virus scanner on top of AVG 8. He also installed Malwarebytes. Then he gave it to me. I ran the virus scanner at security.symantec.com and that found nothing. I uninstalled the paretologic software. I tried to upgrade AVG free 8 to AVG free 9 and the install process froze, so I uninstalled both. (not sure if the uninstall for any of the virus software actually worked successfully, even though I did not get any errors.) I then installed the latest Kaspersky and it found Rootkit.Win32.TDSS.d so in my haste and not reading enough before running, I downloaded and ran ComboFix. It got to stage 32 and then froze. I eventually canceled it, reset the computer, and uninstalled it using combofix /uninstall. It looks like it did quarantine one file though, but I forget the name, it was a .sys file. I then ran a full scan with Kaspersky and that did not show any viruses. I also then ran a full scan of Malwarebytes and that found some cookies that I deleted. I thought I was in the clear, but the following issues still occur:

When I open any web browser, (IE, Firefox, and Chrome are installed on the machine) it will work fine for about a minute and then no browser can download anything and just waits whe... Read more

A:windows xp all internet browsers hang after certain amount of time

Hello,You have a bad rootkit infection. Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<==If you cannot produce the DDS logs, then post back here and we will provide you with further instructions.Orange Blossom

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Hey guys,

So I have an LCD monitor that's decently old (4+ years, but only 2.5 years of use). Whenever I turn it on, it works for a decent amount of time, sometimes up to 45 minutes to an hour. However, after that time, the screen will just turn black. My computer will still be running normally, I just can't see anything on my monitor. The LED on the monitor is still green.

If I turn off my monitor and turn it back on, it will work for X amount of time. X depends solely on how long I leave the monitor off for. If I turn it off for 10 seconds and turn it back on, the monitor will work for about 2 seconds. If I turn it off for a whole night, it'll work for about 45 minutes again.

Other monitors have worked with my video card, albeit they were DVI and not VGA (which is what my current monitor is).

So what is the problem? Is it because my monitor is too old? Is it fixable? Thanks.

Jeremy
 

A:Monitor screen turns black after certain amount of time

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hi there i recently got conected to the internet so i reinstalled xp. the problem im having is sound seems to stop working after a random amount of time. its only noticible after restarting or opening a new program, the sound dosent stop while a program is open. if im watching a avi file i would have to keep he player open and use file>open to pleay the next file , but i restart the player or say start a game the sound stops. after inspection xp says i dont ahve a sound device installed, then after reboot it says i do have a sound device. it dosent seem to be any sepcific program that loses sound, iv lost sound after divx player, using ie, firefox, antivirus if run after 15- 20 of pc being on, and after any game. my only thoughts would be if its a virus or a reinstall sound codec problem. if you have any ideas on the subject i would love to hear them any help would be apreciated
 

A:Sound stops working after random amount of time

I dont know how to fix it but iam haveing the same kind of problem when i try to listing to music is says wave problem or sound card problem do you know of anything??
 

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Hello everyone, I have a very strange problem with the audio of my Envy and I couldn't find any solution on the forum. It stop working  (from both the speakers and the headpones) randomly, i don't get any error and the icons say that everything is working normally: even the Windows 10 audio troubleshooter is useless.Sometimes the fix is just restarting the pc but sooner or later the audio will disappear again. I even tried the Bios troubleshooter but i could not find any problem. The driver I'm using is the IDT 6.10.6491.0.

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My D 200gb SATA hard drive disappears around 1-90 mins while on windows 7. I have tried registry repairs and alot of things. Its not faulty cables because i used to have win Xp on exact same computer but reformatted to windows 7. Rebooting makes the hard drive reappear but it still disappears after a while. It still shows up in the bios though. When it disappears, it is completely gone, even in device manager.

Someone please help, most of my important data is on my 200gb D drive and i only use C for my os and some other things like Firefox because its only 80gb so someone please help

A:D SATA Hard Drive disappears after random amount of time.

Hi cheezstik and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Did you have this same problem when running XP? Have you tried a different SATA port, and are you using a latching SATA cable? I would consider backing this disk up to an external drive just in case this is indicative of an impending drive failure. If you have SMART enabled for this drive, what is it reporting? Finally, if you have access to a digital multimeter, you could back-probe the power connector to the drive to see if there is a problem from that angle. Be careful that you don't cause a short-circuit whilst doing so.

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I have a problem that has been puzzling and annoying me very much for the past week or so. I have no problem connecting to the network but at random times I lose connection to the internet for a few seconds or a few minuites. I never lose connection to the network though. My playstation 3 has a wired connection directly to the modem as does the computer in the living room, and those units never lose connection. How ever my computer in my room along with my xbox 360, which is also in my room, loses connection wirelessly. My xbox and this computer DO NOT have this problem at other people houses so I'm thinking it must be my router (Linksys E1000). The wireless adapter I have on my computer is a Linksys WMP600N Dual Band. Both the router and my wireless card have the lastest firmware and I have also tried giving my computer a static IP along with the Xbox and forwarding the ports for it. Still does not work for me. I am able to connect to my neighbors internet which has no problems with connection other than the fact that its laggy since i am far from their router. I really dont want to go out and buy a new router so any help anyone could give me would be awesome!

A:Randomly losing internet connection for random amount of time!

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\tweakAUDIO>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : tweakAUDIO-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : eccwireless.com

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : eccwireless.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Linksys WMP600N Wireless-N PCI Adapter wi
th Dual-Band #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-25-9C-B4-38-03
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::881c:a898:fc64:c96a%14(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.137(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, October 19, 2011 7:17:58 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, October 20, 2011 7:17:58 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 335553948
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-78-8E-04-44-87-FC-71-0B-4E

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.240.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

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Hi all,
I'm hoping someone can assist me here. I've been doing as much investigation on my own that i can, but i'm not really sure where i should be looking next.

I've recently upgraded my hardware (cpu/mem/board) and installed win7 64bit at the same time. I ran win7 64 previous to the upgrade, but i did a clean install due to raid controller changes.

I'm getting a full freeze/BSOD whilst playing games for an amount of time. Sometimes i've used the system for a while and then started a game and had it crash, other times (mostly) i've had it crash after a while of playing games.

Windows usage does not produce a crash, that said, i did have one crash after about 15 mins of rebooting (yet again) from a BSOD.

Here's the latest dump, let me know if i've missed something or need to supply more info.

Thanks.

Code:

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Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Loading Dump File [c:\windows\minidump\010910-27081-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

WARNING: Inaccessible path: 'c:\windows\i386'
Symbol search path is: srv*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is: c:\windows\i386
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (3 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.09071... Read more

A:[SOLVED] BSOD after varying amount of time playing games.

It would be better if you can upload the actual mindump file(s) please

and some basic system spec ?

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Since I moved to college, I decided to ship the desktop I built to my apartment. I had invested a decent amount into it so I didn't want to go many many months without using it. I decided to ship it via USPS after taking it apart. I thought that would have made it safe enough to ship, but I was mistaken seeing as the packages were handled so poorly there is now a huge dent in the corner of my steel tower where the PSU is mounted. Luckily I had invested in the insurance option and I got some money for damaged parts.

Unforunately for me I now get BSOD's when using my computer. It can be anywhere from a crash during startup to 20 minutes of fine usage before it dies. I've only managed to see the details of the BSOD once (always immediately starts up again) and it said that there was a unrecoverable hardware error. I suspect that it is the hard drive that is failing, but then again I'm no expert at hardware issues and figured that this would be a good place to start. I want to know which parts I need to replace to get it fully functioning again. I hope that it is just the HDD as I am just a poor college student

Any help is greatly appreciated!
-rootxv

A:BSOD After random amount of time, suspected hardware error

Bump, also if someone could point out another place I might find some more info/help that would be awesome too! I'm not sure how to analyze the retrieved bsod logs unfortunately

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My boss wants to copy a powerpoint presentation to a disk (it would have to be a CD or DVD) and make it unreadable after a certain amount of time. Is this possible? If not, is it possible to burn the file to a disk and not allow it to be copied from that disk?
 

A:Can you save a file on a disk and make it unreadable after a certain amount of time?

This would be very difficult to do, and probably wouldn't work anyway for anyone savvy enough to reset the system clock.

But you can password-protect a CD.

This one claims time-limited access:

http://www.digilox.com/cdlox.htm
 

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Hello,
I have, as I see it, a very unique problem with my computer.
I turn my computer on, and sound works, I can turn on winamp, play music etc.
But, after random amount of time, my sound driver just disappears, when go to
Control Panel and Sound and Audio Devices, it says I have no driver/sound card.

Funny thing is, when I open winamp at the beginning when it works, it continues to play music even when it already says I have no sound, I can even add more stuff to winamp, but ONCE I turn it off, It wont open again because I have no sound drivers!
The amount of time before this happens varies, once it was hour and a half, but not it was only 15 minutes. Of course, Im still listening to music, because I havent turned off winamp yet (although, any other program I start after the malfunction, sound wont work with it).

I tried to reinstall my drivers, but I couldnt find a way how to remove everything from Device manager under "Sound, Audio and Gaming Devices", but nothing changed. When I removed what I could, windows found it as new hardware, but didnt want to install new drivers since "the latest possible version is installed". Sound of course wasnt working, until I installed drivers I downloaded from the net, but then it just returned to where it is now.
Also, right now, device manager tells me everything runs ok, but "Sound" in Control Panel says I have no drivers.

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A:Sound Card (Driver?) stops working after random amount of time

You may be infected with a virus or other malware. What protection are you running?
 

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
2011 HP dv6t laptop
i7-2820QM processor
4 gigs of RAM
Radeon HD 6770m graphics
 
 
Starting yesterday, my screen will occasionally go black for variable amounts of time. Typically it will go black for one second, then back to normal for two or three, then black for about ten seconds, then back to normal for a while. However the screen isn't just black, there is also a little bit of RGB fuzz/noise on the left side of the screen. Typically it has occurred when just browsing with chrome or browsing the steam store, so it seems like it couldn't be anything being overworked...
 
Is this just some setting that's overloading, or is my graphics card starting to die, or is it some visible symptom of malware, or something completely different?
 
Thanks in advance

A:Screen randomly goes black for random amount of time w/ small amt of fuzz

wreck9967,
 
Yeah it sounds like a video card issue. The solder connecting the gpu to the motherboard may not have a good connection. If the lapop at one point got hot enough it could cause some of those solder joints to go bad. i.e. if you are using a blanket and have the laptop on top of it. The blanket covers the vents and you do not notice. The laptop will get really hot.
 I had something similar happen in my older mac book pro. I reflowed the solder on my motherboard and that fixed the issue. If the a fan is not working or works some of the time that could cause it to overheat. Without a fan it can overheat very easily.

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Hi,
The setting described in the topic was set to 15 minutes on the workstation GPO. User complain that they get the following errors in Adobe InDesign:
The network connection was lost for the file
*OpenedFile*.indd, or the file was modified by another process.
I think this setting is causing the issues.
More details about the setting: https://technet.microsoft.com/sv-se/library/cc776037(v=ws.10).aspx
My question is about the default settings on a workstation, what does "undefined" mean? What is default on a Win 8.1 machine? Should I disable the setting from the policy or set it to 99999 (effectively disabling it)?

Thanks
P-H

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ya i want my comp to goto the welcome screen afte ri set idle for say 25min. i did it on my moms and can't remember how. if i set screensaver to password on resume it just asks for mine and won't do anything unless they know mine and i don't want that..so any one know how to do this?

A:Gettin Computer To Goto Welcome Screen Afte Rbeing Idle For A Set Amount Of Time

I'm just guessing at this, so try it and see.

First, go to Start...Run...and type in "control userpasswords2" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Then, uncheck the box that says "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer". Then, click OK.

Next, go to Start...Control Panel...Display...ScreenSaver tab. The little password box should now say "On resume, display Welcome Screen" (instead of asking for the password).

At least that's how it worked out on my system. If it doesn't work for you, you can easily reset it to the way it was.

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Hello all,
Please feel free to move this if it's in the wrong place, but I'm really stumped here. I've recently been doing some work on my mother's computer (helping her set up Outlook, verifying that her connection to my print server and file server is successful all the time), and I've noticed some very odd things. None of the usual keyboard commands work for her as they work for me. Like for instance, I can't use ALT+F4 to close windows, F7 to bring up the spell checker in Office programs, and I'm sure there are many others I haven't found. The other issue occurs when certain programs are running. System
access is a screen reader made by the company Serotek, and I was using it to access the computer. I had it running via it's to go interface (which means that it's running as a web based service), and it would run really well for about ten minutes, and then it would simmer down to the point of unresponsiveness. I'd have to shut down Internet Explorer and then log back into it to get it back. I had the strangest episode with it last week too. That time, when I launched the add a printer wizard with SA running, a score of the "Assertion failed" errors popped up citing the Visual C++ runtime as the cause of the error with a .CPP source file as the offending file. Can I ask what the heck is going on here? Any possible feedback you folks might have would be very helpful because the administrator side of me is runn... Read more

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