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Weird Caching Problem Update

Q: Weird Caching Problem Update

Some months ago, I sent an email message to someone from Outlook, and the text of the message was simply "It works!"

I have several blogs I administer. They are wordpress sites. Sometimes when I try and access them, I get a blank screen with only the words "It works!"

I have tried a cache cleaner called CCcleaner, and done all of the other memory dumps that are available thru Windows.

This problem occurs across all browsers, I have seen it in Flock, Firefox, Chrome, Safara, and IE 8, so its definitely a problem within my system.

UPDATE: Bought a new netbook this weekend, tried to call up my website, got the "IT works" message even on new computer. Operating Belkin Router in house. Could this be a router cache problem? If so, how to correct.

It is NOT a problem with the site (http://burgersdogspizza.com), because no one outside my house ever sees this problem.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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Preferred Solution: Weird Caching Problem Update

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i'm a newbie web designer, and i've got what seems to be a pb w/caching. the pb only occurs in IE -- not mozilla or netscape.

what happens is, the page loads and i go to mouse over an image where i've got image swapping set up for a mouseover. instead of just swapping the image, IE does another GET. once the mouse leaves the image, IE does yet another GET to redisplay the image it already had. i can keep doing this ad infinitum, it does a GET for every single image swap, even once it's gotten the image already.

here's weird thing #1: i'm preloading the images. looking at the web server trace file, IE definitely does preload the images, so it shouldn't need to keep GETting them.

weird thing #2: going to another page by clicking a link, then using "back" to get back to the bad page alleviates the pb; the bad page displays perfectly.

now here's weird thing #3: the pb goes away when i completely clear out the cache! if i manually delete all the files in Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 and then go into internet options and do it again so that IE knows everything's gone, then reload the page -- everything works fine, just like it does w/mozilla! no delays on image swapping! IE preloads the images and swaps them w/o doing any more GETs. i was thinking that if it were a pb w/the image not being cached, a sure way to reproduce the pb would be to clear out the cache. in fact, that solves the pb.

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A:weird caching problem

I am using IE 6.0 and it is working properly for me!

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Some months ago, I sent an email message to someone from Outlook, and the text of the message was simply "It works!"

I have several blogs I administer. They are wordpress sites. Sometimes when I try and access them, I get a blank screen with only the words "It works!"

I have tried a cache cleaner called CCcleaner, and done all of the other memory dumps that are available thru Windows.

This problem occurs across all browsers, I have seen it in Flock, Firefox, Chrome, Safara, and IE 8, so its definitely a problem within my system.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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site: http://www.habbo.com
overview: Habbo is an online social community where you can login/chat with an avatar.

I am having problems accessing their game client. I can login to my account on the homepage fine, but when I try to enter the actual client it redirects to a 'maintenance break' parking page. The maintenance break finished over 12 hours ago, and other players can log back in fine - but i'm still getting redirected to the maintenance page.

I have deleted all my temporary files/cookies and refreshed, given it 12 hours but still no change. Is there a chance my ISP has cached(?) the maintenance page and is redirecting me to it automatically? Can't think of a reason it would be doing it.

note: The problem is the same for all the computers in the house using the same internet connection as I am.

Thanks for any help in advance,

A:Page won't update, maybe ISP caching? Unsure.

any ideas?

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Win 7 64bit

Whenever I check for update only the Important updates show, not the recommended, even though I have the settings set to display both? Anyone ever see this?

A:Update, weird problem?

Is your User Account a Standard User or is it an Admin account ? Under 'Who can install updates', put a check next to " Allow all users to install updates ", click OK, agree to the UAC prompt.

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I have a company network with 2 internal dns servers on and
Using DHCP.

2 problem Win7 clients.

When I run ipconfig /all on both it shows both DNS servers as expected 

We have a corporate server on AWS and it's IP address changed on Monday during a restart.
Shouldn't have but it did, so we are stuck with a new public facing DNS name for that server, so we updated the friendly CNAME record to point to the new address.

18 of our 20 internal clients, including Win7, 8 and 10 clients and Mac and Linux clients are all finding the corporate server now using the original friendly name.

But 2 Win7 clients are still not getting there.

On both, if we run
nslookup <friendly.domname.com>

It returns the name of of our primary internal DNS server (as nameserver) and the NEW IP address of the host address

So it seems that the client's base OS DNS lookup returns the correct IP.

If I paste that IP into either chrome or Internet Explorer, I get the correct website.

However, if I enter <friendly.domname.com> into either browser (and Firefox) a different website appears.

I can in Chrome test the dns resolver using chrome://net-internals/#dns which returns a list of addresses in chromes internal cache.
And I can flush that browser dns cache by clicking the "clear host cache" button

If I then try the same <friendly.domname.com> again, the cache list is re-populated with a bunch of urls acce... Read more

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I have windows Vista home basic 32 bit operating system. Recently i installed IE9 ans now if i open a website after clearing cache it gives HTTP code 200 on fidddler then on second session it gives 304 for most of the request . My temporary internet file setting is "Automatic". I checked on temporary internet files and nothing is seen there. If i do the same in firefox 4 then on second request it doesnt give 304 and content is served from cache and i am able to see the content there in firefox cache.
1). In case of IE9 if content is not there in cache then how it is giving HTTP response code 304 (not modified)
2). Is there any other cache other than disc cache if yes then how can i see the content of that cache.

A:caching problem in IE9

I recently installed IE9 on my Windows vista home 32 bit. Whenever I open a website after clearing browser cache then on fiddler first time it gives HTTP code 200 for all requests. When i check on browser cache all gif, jpeg, js are cached and expiry time is 1 month. But when i open the same page it gives HTTP Status code 304 for gif, jpeg and js.
Not able to figure it out why it is not picking the content fron the browser cache. Temporary Internet Files setting in set to "Automatic".

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i just updated my computer with windows update, and after i restarted the computer, i now get a new link in the start menu that says "Reboot computer into safe mode" but it is an invalid link, wen i click on it it says that windows cannot find the file. Also in internet explorer 7 i cannot have the option of right clicking and opening a web page up in a new tab, and when i try to access the windows update page or my msn mail, all i get is a blank page and the browser is displaying that it is done, after refreshign heaps it still does not load. I thought that i might use system restore, but when i click on system restore nothing, happens and then when i clicked on it again it opens with a blank white screen and a icon at the top left indicating as if it is not responding, but in task manager it says it is runnign fine, flash does not work anymore and for some reason i cannot attach files anymore using this website, so sorry but i have to paste all the logs in, please help

i followed the instruction on the log so hopefully there might be a fault or something that is causign this problem.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by milzayy on 2008-01-23 13:51:16
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
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I have an ancient laptop and in the last couple of months it's had a problem that's becoming increasingly irksome.
When I start it from cold it boots into Windows and tells me "Restart your computer to install important updates".
This dialog does not have the option to postpone this.
So it restarts and then, lo and behold, when it boots back into Windows it presents the same dialog again.  This time, however, it allows me to postpone the restart which I do (for the maximum of 4 hours).
I've tried the following:
Delete SoftwareDistribution where all downloaded updates are cached
Run the Fixit tool 50202.
Neither has worked.
Looking at the Update history, there are quite a number of pending and failed updates, but it's not possible as far as I can see to identify exactly which update is causing this issue.
Any help gratefully received.  Happy to supply more information if required.  It's particularly irritating that the first time it boots up the option to postpone the restart is not enabled.

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I have a problem.
Isn't available policy of Performance Disk, and... write caching not working.
And I can not find its way to activate it from other side.
In the device manager, into the options of the disk, Performance Policy not appears. Before it was available in previous betas, but in this case it is impossible for me to activate the option.
Some form of activity? Thank you.

A:Problem with Write Caching :(


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At the moment we are running an online virtual world game with around 1500 simultaneous users in the evening and around 1200 new users a day. Unique logins are around 13000. They are mostly kids between 8 and 12 years old. Currently we are having problems with files not being cached in the browsers of our clients. We tried all kinds of different headers but to no result. This results in heavy bandwidth usage of our server giving us high costs. Since most of our users use Internet Explorer we don't want to rule out IE specific problems (if any exist). Last month we moved around 6000 gigs.

The situation is as follows:

We have 34mb worth of files ( SWF's and some MP3's) of which the main SWF file is the largest (8mb). This file loads all the other files depending on need. We are not using any get or post parameters on url's to load these files and the files are 100% static. We are not using any expiry dates or times. The only thing we basically use is if-modified-since in our headers. We don't do any frequent updates of our content.

Yet hardly anything seems to stay in the cache, with our own tests, it seems fine for a couple of hours but after a longer time ( maybe 24h) it seems to disappear from the cache without any serious browsing or downloading. Although we don't have hard evidence for it we don't think it is the cache of our client overflowing as it would require a lot of browsing and downloading for that to happen. Which is not very likely for an average... Read more

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So I have Internet Explorer 7 beta 3 RC1 or w/e and recently it stopped caching my pages at all. I've set the amount of disc space to use to 70 MB and to let it Automatically check for updates of pages, and I don't delete the temporary files, yet whenever I go to GMail there is a noticeable pause on The Loading page. Normally it skips that page since it's already been cached, but nowawadays it stays there for like 1 minute. It doesn't cache any other page either, I've tried it with Google, my blog, TH, TSG, etc. Any help? I want it to cache properly so I can reduce wait times when browsing.
I've tried clearing all my temporary files (temp files, cookies, history, etc.), reinstalling Internet Explorer 7, and rebooting the computer and such but no luck.
Below is my HJT log if it helps. Thanks guys.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:45:21 PM, on 06/09/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5450.0004)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\S... Read more

A:Solved: Internet Explorer 7 beta 3 MAJOR page-caching problem


I've moved this to Web and Email for more response

Just to put your mind at ease, its not just IE7. I have IE6 on XP home, and it does it for me on Gmail. It just sits there, but if you click Refresh, it finds the page. I wonder if there has been an increase in users.

I know that they've changed their page layout recently, so maybe that has someting to do with it.

Or have I misread this post, and its with all websites? I'll see if someone can take a look at your HT log.



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Recently, the WiFi on this particular laptop has been sub-par. Downloading the same file, the WiFi downloads at the rate of 70 kbps (pretty bad) while the Ethernet cable is at 700 kbps ~ 1000 kbps. I know that the Ethernet is almost always faster than the WiFi but the discrepancies are just jarring. I also noted that the signal strength is at maximum so distance isn't an issue. This isn't the case with other devices, such as my phone's WiFi speed, where I can stream HD Youtube videos with no problem.

Possible culprits:


Whenever I use Intel Driver Update Utility to attempt to fix the problem, it shows that I need to update my WiFi driver and my Bluetooth driver. The weird thing is that after I downloaded and installed those updates, it says that I need to install those same drivers after re-scanning for updates. This tells me that there's something fishy with this laptop's wireless drivers software-wise.


I have an Intel Wireless Dual Band AC 8260 as my wireless driver. I'm not really familiar with these, but I heard somewhere that there are certain frequency speeds (5 GHz, etc...) that need to be configured in order for the driver and the router to be compatible. The weird thing is that I've been using my laptop for 3 months now and it didn't have a problem until two weeks ago, which makes me think that this is a software problem.

Thanks for your help in advance!

A:Weird Intel Driver Update Utility problem? (Wi-Fi driver problem)

Are you on the first Win 10 or the Anniversary version. I noticed when I upgraded with a clean install with anniversary that some drivers are updated to Microsoft installed drivers but aren't 100% compared the first Windows 10 (non insider version) Even with severely outdated drivers all the driver dates are inside Windows are really off. They didn't fix something with drivers and updating them. Nothing extreme but its gonna give some people issues on older machines. I think with insiders earlier on Anniversary are using newish type PC's. My laptop is a 2013 model and nothing special but fully updated/optimized it amazes me. So its gonna take some trial and error with drivers.

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I am completely perplexed with this.

Ok so I have the installation file for Alcohol 120% v1965529 on a DVD, so when I try copy pasting it to my E:\ drive I get an Access Denied - Make sure the file is not in use or write protected error.

However, I can copy it with no problem to my C:\ drive. Once I do that, if I try to run the installation, I get the "Windows cannot find the specified path, device or file. Make sure you have the appropriate permissions to access the item." error.

Trying to copy it from C:\ to E:\ gives me the access denied error again, and I've already removed all atributes, like read-only. What the hell is going on here? I'm system administrator, and in the 4+ years I've been using WinXP, I have never seen this problem! The file isn't corrupt, it works on other computers.

Right clicking on it, the context menu takes a good 6 seconds to show up.

A:Solved: Weird weird problem with Alcohol 120% - ACCESS DENIED

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Hello everyone,

i'm having a weird problem in my setup, it's not a real problem but it's very annoying.

i can't post a screenshot right now, but the situation is pretty simple:

i have a "login button" (see attached example) floating on the left of my third screen. It's the same exact button from the login screen.

The button can't be moved, it doesn't react to right-click but it does react to left click, showing the account control panel

If i try to change resolution (forcing a redraw of the screens) the button goes away, then it comes back in the same position after some time (minutes)

how can i get rid of it?

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I have just installed ms office professional recently. I usually open this program for a game. When i open it it gives me this -- Imageshack - 85374956
It happened with this program. I dont think it does with the other ones..
This has not happened until i installed ms office 2007. im really pissed now because i have had quite alot of problems with it. I might just uninstall it and never install it again because its interfeiring with other programs. If anyone can help cool if not ill just uninstall it.

A:Weird - Very weird annoying problem

Nothing happens if you wait for it to "finish configuring"? May I suggest trying to run it as administrator? Even if you're running an administrator account, you may want to try and give the program administrator privileges; right-click on the program you're running and select Run as Administrator.

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forget it. delete this. sorry

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Forget it. sorry. delete this.

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I've recently reinstalled a system on a friends PC but didn't upgrade to SP2 until today. Previously everything was running fine. I installed Norton IS 2005 and activated, then installed iTunes 7 and everything was working fine.

Then I installed SP2 and restarted etc, got all the latest updates from Win Update site and from Live Update for NIS 05.

If I now try to launch iTunes, the system freezes and I have to restart (ctrl+alt+del doesn't work). If I try to launch a game that was installed (X3: Reunion), again it freezes and I have to restart.

Norton will launch ok as will IE6 and any other piece of software that's been installed (ATI control centre, Windows Live Messenger and Media Player - that's about all that's installed).

It's extremely odd and I've not come across it before. Any Ideas?



EDIT: I've uninstalled NIS 05 and it didn't seem to change anything, still freezes itunes...

A:Weird freeze after XP SP2 update

Version 7 of iTunes has been problematic for a lot of people. You might consider getting it completely out of your computer.




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AAny idea why my icons would look like this after the sp2 update?

A:Weird icons after sp2 update

Whoops, I may not need help...just a couple minutes more research and I find out it has something to do with norton 360. Now all I have to do is figure out how to turn off overlays since I'm not even using norton's backup...uses 100% cpu and then quits responding.

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Running W8 and when I installed NIS it disabled Windows Firewall and Windows Defender. I checked this in Action Center. Well today I had to do a macrium restore image and besides other issues, regarding running Windows Defender with real protection off, I found that Windows Firewall was showing as running in services.msc. I went to Action center and for sure, now it showed it was running along with NIS. What happened? Any clues/opinions/explanations gladly accepted.

A:Did W8 just update or something - Weird idiosyncracies!!

I don't KNOW what happened, but some anti-malware systems were automatically shutting down the Win 8 Firewall, and MS might have sent out an automatic update to correct it. Alas, if you install any anti-virus system, Wind Defender is automatically shut off. If you insist on running two AVs at once (usually a bad idea) you can still download various good free AVs from the web.

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I turned off my laptop last night, no problem. I turned it on this afternoon, and a few things I noticed right away:

1. My desktop background had been changed back to the Windows icon (I had a personal photo as my background).

2. Program shortcuts that I didn't have on my desktop before were now on my desktop (e.g., I had the programs before, just not the shortcuts on my desktop).

3. Programs that were pinned to my Start menu were no longer there, although I still have the programs.

4. My Outlook email had been wiped clean -- my accounts were gone, and so were my emails. I had to setup my email accounts all over again, and one of them refused to be set up with an encrypted connection. It's currently set up with an unencrypted connection. I thought the problem might be with my email, but I can sign into the web version of the account. I also checked with my ISP, but my internet connection is fine, and they refreshed my modem for me while I was on the phone with them inquiring about it.

5. My internet connection is slower.

6. The notification sounds are different - most noticeably for email. But when I followed online directions to change the sounds back using the Control Panel, most of the Program Event sounds are missing.

All of my bookmarks and documents are fine, thankfully. I thought maybe it was a virus, but I ran an Avast quick scan, and it didn't find anything. Will doing a system restore bring everything back?

A:Weird changes after Windows Update

hi you can try restore point to a couple days ago if you have a restore point to go back to.

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So yesterday i was just checking if there were any updates (av firewall windows, all) after the boot sequence log in an all that
and it was then hips gave me an alarm about this 'WuSetupv.exe' trying to modify some registry keys.At first i panicked and started searching if its something i should let it go or deny.After searching it here and there, i heard that it was a legit and necessary for windows updates and i didnt take any action.I was still suspicious at this point as somethng like this has never come up before.Then i heard ppl seeing an update on boot screen and getting suspicious because the said people didnt set it to update automatically.It was the same for me and boot update also happened after i logged off to see if it would happen.
As i was searching i came up a virus called flame, described as a cyber warfare? and was used for political things an all that in middle east.
i immediately went to check update logs and ive seen that some of the files are not signed by windows (it says NA instead of yes)
tho ive never seen a 'sign not trusted' or a 'failure' in the said logs.
and now im here, i think i can provide the logs at this point but id like to know if this is a stealth update? or im actually lost at this point

A:Windows 7 weird update


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Hi all,

When you load a webpage, the files (images, ...) that the webpage contains will be downloaded. If the server hosting the webpage goes down while the files are being downloaded, then IE's Temporary Internet Files will contain partially downloaded files. When the server is back up and running, and you refresh the page, the partially downloaded files will not finish downloading, and will never be downloaded again. The webpage will never display the files that were partially downloaded, and the only way to fix this is to delete the Temporary Internet Files.

Other browsers do not have this problem. It looks like IE does not compare the file size in the Cache, to the file size on the server, but only compares the date, which is the same.

How to reproduce the problem (for developers):
-create a webpage that contains a big file (jpg, swf, or any file).
-on a client computer, clear the Temporary Internet Files, then start loading the page.
-before the file has time to finish downloading, stop and start the web server.
-look inside the Temporary Internet Files, and you will see a partially downloaded file.
-refresh the page, and the partially downloaded files will not finish downloading.

Note: I tried many different file headers, but it looks like whatever header you set for the file, even "no caching ..." headers, the problem always happens.


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Q: Caching

Does anyone know if Avira implements any caching technology concerning the scanner? (real time or manual).
I cannot find any answer on the net..


Avira uses a cache.

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I just have a question about this. I got a vista home premium 32-bit gateway laptop. And I see the option to delete DNS Cache in CCleaner. All I'm curious about is, what is that really going to do? Anything major besides make my pages load .2 seconds slower?

A:DNS Caching

In general, it's not going to do anything other than force the system to go out and repopulate the cache as you surf the web.

Also, if the DNS Cache is "poisoned" it can prevent you from reaching a website that you want to go to.

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My boss left for a holiday for 2 months and I've inherited his PC for work. It turns out it was massively infected by viruses, spy/adware, a couple trojans, a whole bunch of pop-ups etc etc. IE6 would redirect automatically as well.

I've spent a week now cleaning it out as much as possible (with Spybot S&D, Adaware and some good old-fashioned registry snooping) to the extent that IE6 is usable again, though I still can't use the Microsoft windows update site. I can't update via Firefox of course..

If I right-click the taskbar to bring up the properties the window doesn't even display, just the outline for a split-second.

I've run Spybot and Adaware (both freshly updated) and then HJT, then run the log through thr KRC Analyzer. The log is posted below. I would be hugely grateful to anyone who can have a look at the log and tell me what's left to fix to get this PC working normally again.

Log was analyzed using KRC HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 2/10/05
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:27:38 p.m., on 25/02/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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A:Win XP issues - can't use MS update & other weird stuff

Go to the Securities forum and get your HJT log analyzed. Read the stickies & the rules 1st. If your problems persist, come back for help.

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Okay, there's something weird with my taskbar. There's tons of Windows Update icons that pop up. They disappear when I mouse over them. It's really strange and it's the first time I'm encountering this problem. Does anyone know what is causing this?

Any help would be appreciated.


A:Why is Windows Update acting weird?

Hello Benjamin, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It looks like it's just a temporary glitch with Windows Update and it's notification area icon.

If you move the pointer over them, then they usually should all go away except one that should only appear instead.

If it continues to do this, then restarting the computer should sort it.

Hope this helps,

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Good day, fine people;
[indent=1]I am posting this in hope of getting some advice; to describe the problems I am having with this HP Pavilliion m7690n machine, running Windows XP Media Center Edition, Ver. 2002, SP3, it is, of course running slowly and crashing often.
[indent=1]I am using F-Secure A/V and firewall software behind a cable modem and linksys router, and have been doing regular full scans of the machine using Windowes DefenderWindows Defender [Version: 1.1.1593.0, Engine Version: 1.1.5902.0, Definition Version: 1.85.2136.0] as well as F-Zero. I WOULD use the Windows OneCare safety scanner, but it will not download; when I try to use it, I get this message:
"We were unable to install the scanner
Please follow the instructions for each troubleshooting step below and then click Retry Installation to try to install the scanner again.
Scanner installation complete
Please click Launch Scanner to start the scanner.
Install Now
Retry InstallationPlease Wait...Launch Scanner"
Needless to say, re-trying is fruitless, as is following the troubleshooting steps - they simply do not work. {BTW, the ClientZero downloadable scanner does not wor either; no obvious failure, but it just will not work.]

[indent=1]I also have a problem with the Windows/Microsoft Update page {http://www.update.microsoft.com/microsoftu... Read more

A:Weird Windows update behaviour...and more

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. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions... Read more

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I recently updated to 8.1 from 8. Now when I start my laptop, it boots up normally and I can login normally and it will load my desktop screen. However, pretty much everything is non responsive; all my desktop and taskbar icons are gone/not showing, and when I put my mouse over the taskbar it displays the loading symbol and I can't click on anything.
The screen flashes intermittently as well.

Anyone know a way to fix this?

A:Windows Acting Weird After 8.1 Update

Hi cahan,
I think your update was corrupted, since you can access the lock screen hold shift while clicking restart on the bottom right of your lockscreen to make an advanced start-up, then perform a roll back to windows 8 from system restore point menu and install windows 8.1 again.

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Hello guys, i am new here so i will try to be on point as possible.
After the big update of this month (November 2015) my computer is acting strange.
When i try to play any game, my FPS is fine, but after a couple of minutes the fps drop half and because of this my gameplay goes literally to hell
here in this post i have a SS for the task manager, note that the CPU usage on the task manager is different of the one shown of a software i have to monitoring the pc ( if you guys are not understanding sorry my windows is Brazilian Portuguese) and other thing that is getting my attention is the process call System and compressed memory, is getting a lot of RAM (but apparently this is normal now with this update for a briefly research i did).

Bottom of line is, someone is having problems similar to mine, or maybe a fix to this issue? is Microsoft is aware of this ?
Thanks for your help

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I did a windows update and after doing so rebooted my laptop my dell inspirion 1525 prompted me telling me my wireless wlan card has issues and has found a solution , lol ive seen this mssg before from the dell support center and everytime i tried to update the driver there wasnt one available .I pushed no it wasnt helpful all of a sudden the laptop started trying to download driver stuff and prompted for me to insert the dell support software disc? Then I noticed lag on the internet and my network and sharing settings had been changed in regards to my file sharing and network discovery. I checked my panda and the network activity and noticed my internet explorer had open port 80 and multiple Ip addresses and also ports 443 and two dif ip addresses. Am I being completely paranoid or is something strange going on? I also saw extra processes i wasnt use to seeing in my task manager like wscript.exe and some other weird ones.

A:Weird actions after windows update

Please close this topic since this issue has been resolved. I uninstalled windows update that was causing the issue. I saw a post on the whatthetech.com forums about the problem windows xp update so i removed it and all seems well.

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hopefully i will catch your reply in time this time, sorry... here is the log from gmer, it says invalid file when i try to upload it so i am copy and pasting it.. sorry and thanks again for your time.

GMER - http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2008-11-30 20:18:41
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

---- System - GMER 1.0.14 ----

SSDT spga.sys ZwCreateKey [0xF74D70E0]
SSDT spga.sys ZwEnumerateKey [0xF74F5CA2]
SSDT spga.sys ZwEnumerateValueKey [0xF74F6030]
SSDT spga.sys ZwOpenKey [0xF74D70C0]
SSDT spga.sys ZwQueryKey [0xF74F6108]
SSDT spga.sys ZwQueryValueKey [0xF74F5F88]
SSDT spga.sys ZwSetValueKey [0xF74F619A]

INT 0x63 ? ... Read more

A:IE weird & windows update redirects


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I have a W10 laptop (Inspiron 15z), that hasn't been used for about a year (now at build 10.14393.0). When I try to update it with Windows update, the following happens: 1) it says updates are available, but get stuck on downloading updates 0%; 2) after hours, it shows several updates are available; 3) when I select download updates, they disappear one by one almost immediately; 4) then it goes back to step 1 and history shows no downloads were installed. In fact, none of my previous updates show either.

I tried the Update troubleshooter and it says it fixed some errors but could not fix "potential windows update database error detected".
Any suggestions?

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I have been looking around for information about using a onboard msata ssd as a boot drive for fast start up etc.
I have found information about loading windows directly to this drive (setting this drive as c and lists of ways to move the my music files etc to another partition so that when windows starts it only reads program information. However it sounds as if all or most programs would be saved to the drive not windows only.
Other information has described setting this up as a cache via srt with the cache automatically recognizing whats used most often and storing it there saving the issue of less frequently programs slowing it down.

Does anyone use this system? Do you know of a good msata ssd?
Is it possible to set up a drive as a boot drive and only store windows there?
Can you use onboard msata as a boot drive for windows and another small ssd for srt caching?

Sorry about all the questions a total noob to msata and ssd caching. My mobo will have srt / onboard msata capability and Id like to use it.
If a thread already exists about this please let me know what to search by as I haven't found anything on mSata here.


A:msata caching

Found some more info about this pros and cons etc. If anyone interested stumbles across this. To high level for me though ive only ever had 1 hdd or sdd and used ext hdds at home and at work its all servers.



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So, it's time I asked a question. I've got this awesome little 7eeePC you've probably read about as I babble on about it like a schoolgirl in many of my posts and I'd like to show of it's WEI score to convince folks it's not quite as castrated as some have insinuated. Only, the machine will not complete system assessment complaining about write caching not being enabled. I try to enable it but

In order to shoehorn 7057 into under 3GB of space some things had to go. Like help. Can anyone tell me what that link there says or how I might fix this?

A:Write Caching

You could try to update the mainboard bios if there's a new version available. It won't definitely fix it to be able, but there is a decent chance. Also, the controller drivers should be updated to latest, if they are not already.

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I have update accelerator running on ipcop proxy server set up and it is set to cache windows updates, sp3 and few other updates never completeley cache and just get bigger and bigger long after the offending PC has finished updating.

the extention of the updates with the problems is *.spf

A:Caching SP3 for Xp on proxy

Kept deleting and re-caching sp3. Finnaly worked ok. Same for some of the other *.spf updates. With others the problem is ongoing but I'm sure if I keep deleting and re-caching they will work eventually. If anyone has a more reliable solution I'd love to hear it.

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My desktop is an old Dell.
Pentium III 667 MHZ
L667R - Dimension
256 K memory & 128 K memory = 325 total
Computer runs slow, what is the correct caching I should use?
Thanks, madheart

A:Correct Caching in xp

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We use a WPAD file hosted on a Websense appliance and use IE11 on Windows 7 x64.

We are seeing some performance issues with the Websense delivery of WPAD and have discovered that every computer is making a large amount of calls to the websense appliance to retrieve WPAD.dat. (Up to 1000 per machine in some cases)

We have worked with Websense and found that they were returning a 'no-cache' option in the WPAD response header. Via a patch we have had this removed.
However I still can't find a cached WPAD file on my machine that I am using for testing and have checked all the registry entries I can think of related to caching.
Does anyone have any ideas?

For reference, the WPAD.dat is (edited of course):
// Start of Script
function FindProxyForURL(url, host)
// Convert everything to lower case
var lhost = host.toLowerCase();
host = lhost;
//Local Networking Match
if (isPlainHostName(host) ||
shExpMatch(host, "localhost.*") ||
shExpMatch(host, "*.ourdomain.net") ||
shExpMatch(host, "*.local") ||
isInNet(dnsResolve(host), "", "") ||
isInNet(dnsResolve(host), "", "") ||
isInNet(dnsResolve(host), "", "") ||
isInNet(dnsResolve(host), "", ""))
return "DIRECT";
//Host Matching
if (dnsDomainIs(host, "*.partnerdomain1.com") ||
dnsDomainIs(ho... Read more

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With explorer. Copy a large, say 700mb file from folder a to b on a regular HDD, should take 10-15 secs right. If you watch resmon, disk activity, you will see write activity to the destination folder for almost a full minute afterwards. Anyone know what's going on here? I don't have restore (previous versions of files) enabled either.

A:Write caching or ???

Indexing perhaps?

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Guys, hoping someone can help me out...

I'm experiencing a problem when I'm browsing, in that there are Mbs & Mbs being dumped into my temporary folders.

I normally use IE8, but have also used Google Chrome and they both react in the same manner.

Approx 10 mins of browsing, plus a round of Tiger Woods Online can see as much as 150 Mbs be left in either the Temporary Internet Folder or Internet Cache (depending on the Browser used).

I have to run CCleaner on a regular basis, to stop slowdown due to this.

Has anyne else seen this, or can anyone assist in rectifying?

Thanks in advance.

A:Caching Issue

There is an Advanced>>Security option under IE Tools>>Internet Options to Empty the Temporary Internet Files folder when closing the browser. Alternatively, you can reduce the space allocation for the folder under General>>Browsing History>>Settings.

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Hallo zusammen,wo finde ich bei meinem XPS 8900 die Einstellungen für den SSD Cache?
Gruß Peter

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I am about to buy my SSD, but I don't know whether I can use the Crucial M4 64GB for caching, next to using it for my complete OS and a game (maybe two, 7 GB average). Because what I would like to do, is put my OS on it (Win7 64-bit) and the game. And then use (a part of) the space left (around 30GB, reserving 27GB for the OS and 3~4GB for the game) for Caching.

Will this work? Or can I only use the Intel SSD Caching on a empty SSD?

P.S. Someone told me I could only use ~20GB or 60GB for SRT Caching, I find this hard to believe, is it true?
P.P.S. Is it true I ought to put the SRT Caching to 64GB? Or would there actually be a difference if I would put my OS and Call of Duty 4 directly on my SSD?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

A:SSD SRT caching question

hmm; Personally I've never seen CACHING to be configurable.

Placing the pagefile.sys entirely on an SSD would seem doable . . .

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How do i switch this off, its driving me insane. I am designing a webpage and when i make small modifications to the site or style sheet i have to clear the cache to actually see the changes. I have been through the options and can't find the setting.

How do i switch this stupid thing off!?

A:Firefox caching!?

Try in Firefox 2, Tools> Options> Advanced tab> Network tab, set the cache to 0.

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Ok, so my hard drive in ACHI mode does not allow me to enable write caching but in compatibility mode it does.

Should I enable write caching?

Also this whole thing about memory loss is bugging me on what they are talking about. I have a laptop with a battery and mostly has power. But what if power were to cut off or it gets somehow unpluged, will my HD be corrupt? or would that "Word" document I was working on that was not saved be gone, everything else will be fine?


A:Write caching

You can read this tutorial from Vistax64 on it. Basically, it's not recommended for laptops without a UPS. I believe if the power were to go out, only the temp. cache would be lost, so like your word document you were working on might be lost if it were to go out.
Hard drive speed boosts - Vista Forums
Also a tut on how to enable it with AHCI on, but I don't think it was relevant if you read all the comments in the tutorial.
Hard Drive Advanced Write Caching - Fix Cannot Enable - Vista Forums

But be notified that having it enabled has caused many to have a lower reported WEI score.
Experience Index. Low HD result


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I have all my external drives set to "quick removal" option, so I don't have to use the "safe-removal" option.

On my internal drives, I have it set to "Enable write caching."

It says that a power outage could cause data loss.
Since I always use the "sleep" option, is this option safe?




Hello Paul,

Unless you have power outages often, then I wouldn't worry about it set like that.

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