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Disable popup "Do you want to scan and fix remov.device""? 2 methods?

Q: Disable popup "Do you want to scan and fix remov.device""? 2 methods?

When I plugin an external USB hard disc or USB stick it appears that Windows 7 pops up a dialog window asking me:

"Do you want to scan and fix removable disc?"

After reading a while in Internet I saw two methods for disabling these popups:

1.) Disabling service "Shell Hardware detection"

2.) enabling "Turn off Autoplay" in gpedit.msc

Whats the difference?

I want be sure that if I plugin a new USB device (like an USB stick or USB printer or USB hard disc) this USB hardware IS successfuly detected and joined by Windows 7.

So I can imagine that the first method is too brutal because it prevents inclusion of new USB devices

Is this correct?

If yes: Why is it recommended so often for avoiding the popup?


Preferred Solution: Disable popup "Do you want to scan and fix remov.device""? 2 methods?

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A: Disable popup "Do you want to scan and fix remov.device""? 2 methods?

You get that message because Windows detects something wrong with the file system on the device. This can happen if the device was unplugged without "Safely Removing Hardware", and a transfer was not complete.

The methods you mention just mask the problem.

You can let Windows scan and fix the drive, choose: fix file system errors.
or, do a full format on the drive, not the quick format.
Or, run Chkdsk /f X: manually, X = the problem drive letter, you may have to run it more than once.

It is always a good idea to move all data off the drive first, then copy it back after the fix is complete. This also fixes bad file problems that can contribute to the error.

The drive probably has it's "Dirty Bit" set. This is a single Hex value that tells Windows the file system is no good. Chkdsk and formatting will often reset the dirty bit, but sometimes not on the first attempt.

To see if the dirty bit is set:
Open a command prompt > Start > type: cmd > right-click on Command Prompt and choose “Run as administrator”
and then type:
fsutil dirty query x:
(substitute the letter "x" with the drive letter that is giving you problems)

If the dirty bit is set you will get a message that "Volume X is DIRTY".

Keep running chkdsk /r , or chkdsk /f /r until the dirty bit clears.

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This just started about a month or so ago...
I'm sure this little pop up came attached to some program I downloaded, but it's not a large enough
program to even show up when you try to use Install/Remove or Revo uninstaller programs.
I would think that most programs will send out software updates or if I open a program they have
update links built into them.
Disabling the popup doesn't keep the program for looking for updates (or does it?), it just doesn't keep
popping up and being an annoyance, right?
Do I "REALLY NEED IT"? If I need it, then so be it, I just don't want it to be a nuisance and keep
popping up.
Thanks ahead of time....

A:How do I "DISABLE" the popup "Common Software Manager"?

Using a registry editor to search for Common Software Manager might give you the folder and file[s] this utility is in [on the harddrive]. Deleting that folder and said file[s] might be enough. Do not use any universal computer fixit utilities for this; such cause more problems than they fix.

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Hey everyone,
        I am trying to get the REST queries to work with the sharepoint end points instead of graph end points. I first created an app with relevant permissions and have given it the admin consent. Then I am hitting the https://login.microsoftonline.com/<tenant>.onmicrosoft.com/oauth2/token?Content-Type=application/x-www-form-urlencoded end
point with https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com as resource. I am then using the access token retrieved to give the rest call to https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/_api/v2.0/drives/b!3indYSbqZ0-hVSPnCgIZy-2xDMh7jH9AuQnEzJMc6TEfQoSJvJT-R6tT0lFBQiPr/root/delta
but it is failing with "error":{"code":"generalException","message":"General exception while processing"}}. The REST response code is 401 Unauthorized. I have filed a Microsoft support ticket but they
have asked me to post on these forms. Can someone please help me with this? I am not able to move forward because the error is pretty generic and doesn't give any additional details.
Sai Kiran Katuri.

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"no audio device" "no playback device" "No Sound Card was found"
ok.. I'm stuck.. puzzled...

I recently had a professional computer fix it company wipe my computer and now I do not have any sound. I do not have even the little icon on the bottom left hand corner to turn volume up or down. My keyboard does not allow me to turn the volume up or down, it seems unresponsive to volume but does light up on the screen showing VOLUME... but of course, there is no volume... I am computer illiterate and thirsty for answers...

Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600)
Media Center Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 3

System Manufacturer: HP Pavilion 061

System Model
Enclosure Type: Desktop
RC663AA-ABA a1640n

BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

Intel(R) Core (TM)2 CPU
6300 @ 1.86GHz (2 CPUs)

Memory: 2046MB RAM

DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices>Volume
indicates "no sound" and Device Volume is all the way to LOW and everything is GREY and untouchable/unchangeable

Control Panel>Sounds and Audio Devices>Audio
indicates "no playback devices" on Sound Playback

Sound recording is working fine as I use skype many times but I can not hear the other party but they can hear me just fine.

Starting with the BIOS, I went into Audio and made sure this was enabled.. it was...

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A:"No audio device" -- "no playback device" -- "no sound card was found"

STLj said:

after RUN>
typing in "dxdiag"
it reads under notes,
"No sound card was found. If one is expected, you should install a sound driver provided bv the hardware manufacturer".

This is where I get fuzzy and lost. Do I need a new sound card installed? Is that the problem?Click to expand...

That dxdiag "no sound card" message is misleading as I've found it says that if no driver OR sound card. I think you're missing the right driver

Also, it would seem from your post you have High Definition (HD) audio. Which means you'll need to find the right High Definition audio driver. (AC97 pre-dates HD audio so the Realtek AC97 couldn't be right)

Try starting on the HP support website HERE and enter your model number or they have a button where they'll try to identify your product and drivers for your model. They should list an HD audio driver there

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We used to have "stereo mix" option that enabled streaming audio recording without having to have the audio playing through the speakers. How do I do that now? What replaces that capability? Who makes my sound card? Why is that not readily available somewhere in Dell land? I can't believe forum searching found pretty much nothing on this.

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This is confirmed with IE11. However if set Microsoft Edge as default web browser, the issue is gone.

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Hi Guys, any ideas how to access my external hard drive [TOSHIBA MK3029GACE] device manager can see it but it does not appear in disc management.

I use this HDD perfectly in my car HDD player. But when I try to connect it to my Laptop, it does not show up in disk management.

Please check the attached screen shot..

Thanks for the help....

A:HDD shows in "Device Manager" but not in "DiskPart"or" Disk Management

Specs show that drive has a ATA-6 interface (P-ATA, or IDE). How are you connecting this drive to your laptop? Does the laptop have a PATA or SATA connection? Does it use an adapter?

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This began after dumbly going to some non-commercial website. NAV auto-protect did initially detect an infection, but indicated it could not quarantine or delete.

Now when launching IE6, it attempts to redirect to a fake virus software website. When I choose the "not recommended" link, IE crashes shortly afterward. Also, I get a fake "Security Center Alert" popup every few minutes. I stupidly clicked on the link to update the security center.

With System Restore deactivated, I have run (all updated, full scans in safe mode) NAV, Ad-aware, Spybot, SpySweeper, Avira and CCleaner. (Then I found this website and learned I should have waited to do this.) Spybot found a couple of registry entries, but that was the only detection made by any of the programs, other than NAV's initial auto-protect message. File gmer.txt is attached.


DDS (Version 1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by Mike at 13:22:43.09 on Sat 12/06/2008
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.2038.1399 [GMT -6:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Program Files\Webroot\WebrootSecurity\WRConsumerService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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
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A:IE crash after "Insecure Internet activity", "Security Center Alert" popup

Before any work can be done on this machine, there is something that requires your immediate intervention.

This machine is messed up pretty badly because you have several anti-virus programs on your machine. That's not a good idea!!

Alike firewalls, anti-virus programs have conflicts co-existing with each other & produces undesirable results. Please uninstall ALL leaving only one of them.

ALL the antivirus programs must be removed via add/remove program.
For any program that doesn't have an add/remove entry, you will have to do this:re-install the program -> reboot -> uninstallPost a fresh logs when you have completed the above task.

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virus.. popup "Malware Wipe" "the spy guard" and alot of commercials like porn poker and more crap..
this is what I get when I start internetexplorer
Recommended Anti-Spyware Software: Pest Trap, Malware Wipe, Spy Guard Internet Security

Pest Trap
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Visit Website Free Scan
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Became one of the most popular programs very fast. It`s really easy to use and at the same time very effective.

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The Spy Guard
Developed as the most efficient spyware cleaner with realtime protection.

Visit Website Free Scan
Brave Sentry
Award-winning spyware removal utility that will help you fighting all kinds of spyware including keyloggers, trojans and password thieves.

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AD Protect
World's leading software application that checks, protects and re-checks spyware and spam vulnerability in your home computer.

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Attention! Your system is currently exposed. Any remote computer can easily browse following folders and files on your computer:
- \Windows\System32
- \Program Files\Internet Explorer
- \My Documents
- Drive C:\ files
Click here to download official intrusion detection system (IDS software)
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A:Solved: virus.. popup "Malware Wipe" "the spy guard" and alot of commercials

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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..."Click here to fix this problem"

I don't want Automatic updates and turned them off. Now I want to get rid of this pesky popup...

A:How to disable the Microsoft corner popup about "Automatic Updates is Turned Off"...

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Hello I am having a problem with a popup every time my Windows 7 32bit computer starts up. Its networked with 9 other computers through a central server @ a dental office. The programs used require 2 shared network drives in order to access the scheduling program/xrays. Everything is working normally. The problem is that we are moving from Xp to windows 7.
I have installed win 7 on two computers with no problems, the third one is working properly but is giving me a popup every time it starts up re: "Unable to reconnect to mapped network drives". The drives do not show as connected but the programs both work normally (which leads me to believe they are connected). I've just been trying to disable the popups themselves. I work in an office with people who are extremely computer illiterate and having the popup every time the comp starts up is just going to cause more problems for something that is a non issue.

When I attempt to change the "Windows Explorer" category in the Notification Area to "Hide icons and notifications" and hit OK it always changes back to "Only show notification". No other category does this and they all have been disabled without reverting back for no reason. I've tried regedit changes that have been posted here but nothing seems to get rid of the popups themselves. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Unable to disable win 7 notification center popup for "network drives"

Never ending problem with many possible solutions. It's come up many times in the past with no single solution that works for everyone.

Have you tried remapping the drive using the server IP \\serverIP\sharename rather than the \\server\name?

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I have Windows 10 Pro.

I have Norton Internet Security Suite installed, so I don't need Windows Defender. But I keep getting a pop up saying "Windows Defender - This app is turned off by group policy."

How can I stop this pop up from, you know, popping up?


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I am posting this for a friend so he at least can get past the first hurdle. He is unable to start any programs or connect to the internet. Whenever he clicks on something he gets a popup that says "Click here to run scan" ... which he says must be a virus. He started in safe mode and ran Super Antispyware, but it didn't help.

A:Virus? Can't open programs or internet, popup says "Click on here to run scan"

Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

After that last error message he can't even start his computer. If he purchased Windows 7 and tried to install that would it clean out the old windows and fix everything automatically? Or, does whatever is in there have to be fixed first, before he can install it. He got the system from someone awhile ago so he doesn't have the installation discs, he is going to check with him. I just thought it might be easier to install the new windows instead, and it might be cheaper overall then taking it to geek squad or whatever they're called. Not sure what to do in this situation, never had it that bad with any of my problems.

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For the last day or two I have had the gereric virus scan popup when opening any program. I looked at the system processes and I saw a few that I dont recognize. Just wondering what you guys see and how to get rid of it.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:14:43 PM, on 12/5/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\HP DigitalMedia Archive\DMAScheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\... Read more

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Hi Guys,

Every time I click a link in WordPad, a popup appears asking, "Do you want to open this link?". Is there a simple way to prevent that? (I know it's a security feature, but all of the links in the particular document are trusted, because I created them.)

Thanks in advance.

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When running AVG7 (Freeware) & having Outlook Express 5.50 set to monitor incoming mail while I'm on the net, AVG periodically throws a popup onscreen to tell you its scanning.
Is there a way to disable the popup, but not affect AVG's scanning of your E-mail?

A:AVG7 "Mail Is being Scanned" Popup. How to disable?

Hi, Try> Open AVG, then open Control Center and open Email scanner> General tab, uncheck "Display component"

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".

Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":

The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:

I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:

Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:

I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

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A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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I found this solution for this annoying problem, which is, disabling autorun.
Disable Scan and Fix for Removable Drives in Windows - How-To Geek

I am looking for a way to disable this prompt, without disabling autorun. Is it possible, or is it an integral part of the autorun?


A:Disable "Scan and Fix Removable Disk", without disabling autorun

It's almost never a bug, more likely your stick or drive actually needs repair. Run a full Disk Check
from the Disk Tools, not the one which autoruns.

If that fails run SFC -SCANNOW Command

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The "Idle-time Full System Scan" in Norton 360 v4 is bogging down my computer constantly, and there is no option to turn it off in "Automatic Tasks".

I contacted Norton and (after several attempts to find someone at Norton who could understand what I just said above and getting "hung-up" on over Norton chat. Inexcusable!!!) I was able to get a hold of a technician who told me that Norton intentionally removed this option "for security reasons, because they didn't want people turning it off".

The problem is, people will then be forced to turn it off by turning off ALL scheduled tasks (under "Settings/Scheduling/Schedule:Manual Schedule") and that is an even worse security problem than the relatively small one that would be created by turning off idle-time full system scanning.

Once the system has completed a full system scan, all files are on-access scanned anyway, so running a full system scan every 3-4 days is rather silly and extremely annoying--especially, because it will continue to try to run every time the system is idle if you cancel it.

A warning urging the user to not turn off idle-time full system scans without fully understanding the risks, and after explaining the risks, would be VERY preferable. Or at least the option to run the full system scans when the system is idle on a certain day of the month/week! The schedule for idle-time full system scans really needs to be separate from other tasks. In fact, t... Read more

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Hi, i've recently been infected and have no idea how to get rid of it. while browsing in google chrome or windows explorer i keep getting these ads from popup.adv.net and mtn5.goole.ws popping up. This is annoying to say the least but they appear to be able to stop me from visiting certain sites to download the latest definitions for malwarebytes and other such programs. Its been a few days since the problems started now and i've tried everything i can think of. I've read a few forums and think that this problem isn't actually on my computer but kept somewhere else? also maybe highjacking my DNS? I don't really know much about it so would really appreciate a simple step by step guide to getting rid of this awful infection. Thanks for any help! Oh also i haven't got EASY access to my router so a fix without needing to get to that would be great! If not i'll find a way to get to it. Thx a lot! Here is my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:53:05, on 25/01/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\syst... Read more

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Apologies if this is mentioned elsewhere, or if I'm posting in the wrong group but...

Is there a way to stop the "Do you want to scan and fix Removable Disk (X?" prompt every time I insert a flash drive? Doesn't matter if it's an SD card in the reader, a thumb drive, or my android phone acting as a storage device.

Each time I have to click "continue without scanning". Maybe I've just been lucky and have dodged a bullet by not scanning and fixing (recommended) - or maybe, MS is on a hair trigger?

A:Disable "Scan and fix removable disk" prompt

Ive seen that attributed to not using "Safely Remove Software", but rather just pulling the device from the USB plug. But that doesn't seem to be the fix.

Many have had luck running chkdsk on the drive(s)

Open a command prompt, type in:

chkdsk L: /f

L: being your actual drive letter

A Guy

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Hello all,

I have a Windows 7 enterprise computer in a Windows domine, the problem is that I'm trying to disable the touchpad mouse of my computer but when I go to Device manager and see the properties of the Mouse Driver the button "Disable" is disable, I think that is something with domain politics and I can enable the button modifying regedit but I am not shoure of this and I do not what key of the regedit I would have to modify.
I add a photo so you can se what is the problem becose my english is not Good.

Thank you all.

A:The button for "Disable" a driver in Device Manager is disable

Welcome to the Seven Forums David!

I see the same thing on a W7 Pro laptop - the same button that you have highlighted is disabled.

Try this:
Start > Control Panel
In the upper right corner, change "View by:" to small icons or large icons
Locate and click on "Mouse"

See if you can disable the touch pad from there.

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This will be my most problem as i manage current user account in a call center industry.. any one who ca help me..

Thank you!

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I've run SuperAntiSpyware, Ad-Aware, SpyBot and Norton which removed some trojan files and registry items but I'm still getting pop-ups ("Security System Warning" and "System Integrity Scan Wizard"). Below is my HiJackThis log. Thanks in advance!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:00:21 PM, on 4/2/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$VAIO_VEDB\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WIND... Read more

A:"Sys Integrity Scan Wizard" & "Security System Warning" Pop-ups

Hi Welcome to TSG!!
Please visit this webpage for instructions for downloading and running ComboFix.

Post the log from ComboFix when you've accomplished that, along with a new HijackThis log.

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Hi, I'm trying to reinstall my sister's scanner driver because XP has decided that it's not there any more. This happens occasionally and usually reinstalling the driver fixes it (I think that's what I did last time), but this time i just can't get it to work.

If i unplug the USB cable then plug it in again, it comes up with a message saying that the device has malfunctioned and it doesn't recognize it. I have the driver CD but windows always manages to install it as "Unknown device" before i can tell it to search the CD. I've tried telling it to reinstall the driver from the CD but it says that there are "no better matches for this device". I've also tried uninstalling the program form the CD and reinstalling it then restarting the pc but that didn't help either. I tried plugging it into another USB port (as suggested by Windows Help Center) but that still didn't work.

It's not often that something like this gets me in a circle and scratching my head but I'm really starting to run out of ideas.

Any help would be very appreciated, i just want to get this thing running again

A:Stubborn Scanner Driver - "Malfunctioned Device" and "Unknown Device"

Could it be that the scanner really did die?

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The hard drive is a Western Digital 320 GB that I've had plugged into this computer before (and worked). Then i got a virus and had to do a recovery of windows.

Ever since then I can't get windows to recognize/show it in my computer. I just "disabled" and "enabled" it in device manager to no effect. I have a C, D, and E drive which are: two partitions on the hard drive, and then the CD drive (respectively).

So i'm stuck, not sure where to proceed since it's obviously not the hard drive itself, I use it on my xbox all the time. What next?

A:External Hard Drive doesn't show up in "my computer" but does in "device manager"

Does it show in Disk Management ? ?
Right clik My Computer...select Manage...then Disk Management.
Find the drive...right clik it and select Properties.
Report back with your findings.

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I have an older PC running XP Home that I know only has USB 1.1 ports.

How do I permanently stop the "This USB device can perform faster if you connect it to a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port. For a list of available ports, click here." balloon pop-up whenever I plug in a USB 2.0 device? This reminder is starting to be as annoying as MS-Office's Clippy or the Windows Search Assistant dog.

A:Solved: Preventing "This USB device can perform faster ..." popup

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I used hijackthis and these are my results:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:24:20 PM, on 4/8/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\3M\PSNotes\psn.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\mIRC\mirc.exe
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A:I need help on removing "SysProtect" popup, and "you might have blackworm infection"

Please continue all replies for this matter in your original thread here: http://forums.techguy.org/security/456666-i-need-help-sysprotect-popup.html

Closing duplicate.

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I have two issues, which I think are related. In the Device Manager, it shows under USB Controllers "Unknown device". "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)"

I tried updating the driver, but the driver was correct.

I tried disabling the device.

I uninstalled the device. Windows reinstalled it at next boot, but the problem reappeared.

There is no Imaging Devices in the Device Manager.

At the same time, my webcam failed to open. Message "Webcamera initialization failed."

I downloaded the correct webcam program from Toshiba, installed it, but same result.

This all started when I uninstalled and reinstalled Skype. I have tried uninstalling it again, but still no webcam.

The webcam is enabled in the BIOS.

I really do not want to reinstall Windows.

All help appreciated.

Toshiba Satellite P500 16J
Windows 7 Ultimate x86
All updates installed

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I have a big problem here,
I have used my hard disk for 9month,
Yesterday when I watched movie on the half way,
My hard disk suddenly disfuntion,
And I thought my laptop problem due to always lagging so I restart my computer.
But after that I can't read my hard disk (WD)in my computer.
It can read in computer management there.

Ways I try:
1)I try to uninstall and reinstalled again,BUT it doesn't work.
2)I try to unchecked the hide folder and device at view.
3)I try to update the software BUT it still disfunction.
4)I try to use disk management and initialized it BUT there appeared CANNOT INITIALIZED Due to I/O device error.

Any solution for me ?

A:Hard Disk can't read in "my computer ", "initialized",I/O device error

The most usual cause is that the Hard Drive is beginning to fail. Back up your stuff. Go to the website of the manufacturer and test the drive.

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I had an update come through for IE some time yesterday. Ever since, Windows is nagging me to restart the system so the update can be applied.

I'm getting the popup so I can select "remind me in four hours" or whatever, but I'm sick of doing that every four hours - I don't even use IE!

This is a production machine and has a lot of uptime, and I'd just rather reboot it when I feel it's appropriate.

How can I disable these notifications?

A:Disable "restart now or later" popup?

You may try this tutorial: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...tallating.html

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I have a laptop with a USB 1.1 sockets only running Windows XP SP2.

Whenever I plug-in my USB flash drive or wireless card (both of which are USB 2.0 devices), I get the annoying ballon/message pop up stating "This Device Can Perform Faster" (if plugged into a USB 2.0 port etc).

Both devices work fine at 1.1 speeds, and I don't want to be reminded of the fact that I only have a 1.1 socket every time I plug the bl**dy thing in!

Is there any way of making a registry entry/edit or some other way to stop this popping up? I've found plenty of info on how to turn pop-up ballons/messages off altogether, but I only really want to stop this one.

If anyone knows, it'd be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.

PS: I've searched on TechNet but that only returns the usual un-related crap.

A:Disable the "This Device Can Perform Faster" balloon/message in Windows XP SP2

In Device Manager, click on the USB host controller, click the Advanced tab and then check the box on the bottom of the window that says "Don't tell me about USB errors." I think you need to do this for each USB controller listed under USB in Device Manager so that the error message will not appear no matter which controller the device gets plugged into.


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First let me tell you about my system.   This is an Inspiron
E1705/9400 laptop with the T7400 Core 2 Duo processor running at 2.16
GHZ.   It has 2 GB of RAM and a brand new 500GB Hitachi Travelstar hard
drive (7200 RPM).   It also has the GeForce Go 7900 GS video card.   
It previously had Windows XP Professional (32 bit) and worked fine.  
But, I have three computers in my home and home office and would like
them all to work better together on my wired home network, so I am
upgrading all three to Windows 7.   My two desktops (one is Dimension
XPS 420 and the other is Dimension XPS 430) seem like they will be no
problem to upgrade to Windows 7.   But, this laptop was not listed on
Dell's Windows 7 Compatibility List.   However, the Windows 7 Upgrade
Advisor that I downloaded and ran seemed to say that it was OK to do a
clean install of 32 bit Windows 7 and it only had a few minor concerns,
where it said to check for updated drivers from the manufacturer.   The
laptop originally came with a 100GB hard drive.   For my use, that is
getting very small, so I decided to get the same exact 7200 RPM drive
in the 500 GB size.   This will allow me to do a clean install of the
32 bit Windows 7 OS on the new hard drive and not have to wipe the old
drive to do it.   I can just hold onto the old HD and stick it back in
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A:Minor Problem with New Windows 7 Installation on my Inspiron E1705/9400 - two entries for "Base System Device" under "Other Devices" with yellow exclamation point

BTW, I just downloaded and installed the driver pack from that ftp location and it worked, even for Windows 8.1 - 64 bit.
Thanks Steve!


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Hi all,

My Win8.1 box keeps crashing in device manager upon any "refresh." For example, scanning for hardware changes, installing/uninstalling something, or updating anything. I've gone through and updated any drivers that I saw were old, but no joy. Any assistance would be appreciated! Uploading the SF Diag output as well.


A:Device Manager crashes when "Scan for hardware change"

Uninstall LogMeIn.

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May I know what is happening on the pc ?

Btw it webcam is not functioning from yesterday. It asked me to connect to a camera.

A:Crashed when "Scan for hardware change" in device manager

Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

The lone memory dump blames video drivers, please:
- download a fresh copy of the latest, Win8 compatible video drivers
- uninstall the current video drivers from your system
- install the freshly downloaded drivers
- monitor for further BSOD's

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

TVALZ_O.SYS Thu Nov 8 22:08:41 2007 (4733CF39)
TOSHIBA ACPI-Based Value Added Logical and General Purpose Device Driver

PxHlpa64.sys Mon Dec 10 18:49:01 2007 (475DD06D)
Sonic CD/DVD driver (used by many different CD/DVD programs)

adfs.SYS Thu Jun 26 16:52:37 2008 (48640195)
Adobe File System Driver

Thpevm.SYS Mon Jun 29 04:15:37 2009 (4A487829)
Toshiba HDD Protection

HECIx64.sys Tue Oct 19 19:33:43 2010 (4CBE2AD7)
Intel Management Engine Interface

epfwwfpr.sys ... Read more

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This sleep problem is driving me crazy.

I've had problems in the past with my laptop not being able to go to sleep or awake from sleep, but I've always been able to figure it out by updating drivers or changing the settings in device manager, but this time nothing is working.

I've referenced the "Power options and sleep problems tutorial" and have included a screenshot of the command prompt.

When I type in powercfg -deviceenablewake "exact name of device listed in step 2A" , I get the "You do not have permission to enable or disable device wake."

I am the only user and have full administrator access.

Some background on my laptop: HP G60-120us 2ghz dual core 3gb ram.

Due to overheating issues, after my motherboard got fried, I got another motherboard from HP, but noticed that it was for a different model, but it didn't seem to make a difference as everything worked okay.

Then my hdd finally died after 6 months of "Smart Failure Message" so I upgraded to a bigger and faster hdd - from a 250gb 5400rpm Toshiba to a 750gb 7200rpm WD.

I have had problems with it ever since I replaced the hdd.

At first, I couldn't even get the computer to sleep, but finally figured out that it was my magicjack phone that was keeping it from going into the sleep state.

I never had this problem with the magicjack and sleep state before the hdd replacement.

Now, while it will go to sleep, I cannot get it to wake with my wireless laser mouse (Targus)... Read more

A:"You don't have permission to enable or disable device wake."


You need to run the cmd with administrative privilages...

right click on cmd and run as administrator....

try this and let me know

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I've problems my laptop not being able to awake from sleep by the keyboard. I've tried to add keyboard to list devices can wake the system ("klawiatura" means keyboard). OS Win 8, 64-bit. I am the only user and have full administrator access.
there isn't power management tab in keyboard device properties

A:"You do not have permission to enable or disable device wake"

Hello Migawka,

It sounds like your command prompt is not running as administrator (elevated). Do you have UAC disabled by chance?

Devices - Allow or Prevent to Wake Up Computer

Type this below in your command prompt and press Enter, then try again to see if it may help.

CD C:\Windows\System32

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There are 2 devices in the "Device Manager" that do not have drivers installed.

I just did a clean install of Window 7 SP1 32-bit to a Dell Latitude E6500. I have uploaded all the Windows updates and all seems to be performing well. However, there are two devices in the "device manager" that do not have drivers installed, and I can't determine what the devices are nor how/where to find the drivers for them online or elsewhere. The driverless devices are "Base System Device" and "Broadcom USH". When I look at the properties page of both devices, it says that the Base System Devices location is "PCI bus 3, device 1, function 3", and the Boradcom USH's location as "0000.001a.0002.".

The laptop did NOT come with a drivers installation disk.

QUESTION: How can I identify what these devices actually are and, more importantly, how can I obtain the driver for them?

A:Can't ID driverless devices "Base System Device" and "Broadcom USH"

Well, as for the second part of your question......... have you tried using windows own driver update utility? Right click on the yellow exclamation point in Device Manager, choose update.

I'm thinking your "boradcom ush" is this, drivers for it are here too, :Broadcom USH - USB\VID_0A5C&PID_5800 - awdit - The driver, software, & hardware database

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I used a DriveWire - Universal Hard Drive Adapter (IDE / PATA / SATA to USB HDD Adapter) to hook up A 3.5" Hard Drive (Samsung model HD502HJ) to my desktop in an attempt to get my wife's files off her old desktop machine and merge them into mine. It all started off fine, the drive was recognized and I could see the files when I plugged in the USB cord. I started a NOD32 scan of the drive and a few minutes later a spark flew off my power strip and the fuse blew - looks like a letter opener shorted between two of the plugs. I think I killed the hard drive.

I replaced the power strip and started everything back up. The drive spins, but no longer is recognized by the computer when plugged in (no drive letter for it). Under Disk Management, I see the disk listed as "unknown" and "not initialized". Originally I had the option to right click and select "Initialize", and I was given option to use two partitiion styles (MBR or GPT).. I tried both to no avail, and get the "device is not ready" message.

I can right click select "Offline", and get the same message. right-click "Properties" say the device is working properly.

I plugged in another drive on the hard drive adapter and it works (so it's not the vault of the adapter). I try the same setup on my laptop and get the same results.

So I'm pretty sure I killed the drive. I just care about getting pictures and documents off it. Any advise? I know t... Read more

A:Hard Drive "Not Initialized", "device is not ready",won't recognize

If you have killed the drive, there isn't very much you do about it. Even experts cannot sometimes recover anything, and it's just a wast of money.

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Computer Specs:
CPU: I5-2400
MB: Asus Pz868
Ram: Corsair 8GB Vengeance LP
Using on board VIdeo For now
Maxtor HD Sata
WD Raptor Sata
HP Lightscribe DVD-r Drive Sata

Problem I was having once I completed my new build with old system parts was as listed in title. It started out as select proper boot device, and now it states ntldr is missing. From what I have been reading it seems as if my partition with my windows 7 install is not set active. I do not have my windows 7 DVD only my old vista DVD. I tried to boot into it to make use of CMD and attempt to make my partition active but I was unsuccessful to even get into CMD. I went into bios and forced booted from the drive with the OS and still same error, also I attempted to disable the other sata and run the computer again with no success also. Look forward to hearing from someone soon. I will be sitting by my laptop all night until this computer gets running.

A:"Select Proper Boot Device" now "NTLDR is missing"

Finally Got to command prompt but it shows my current drive listed as x: dunno if this will be relevant and helpful to anyone.

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i don't know if i am missing something or it is a bug on w10.
i click "add new bluetooth device" and then i can pair a lumia, ok. i can see my phone in "join personal area network" window.
if i try to pair the phone from "join personal area network" window i can see it in bluetooth devices list but not in "join personal area network" window.
so... it is a bug?! did i make anything wrong?! what is the difference between "add new bluetooth device" and "join personal area network" on w10?! what is "join personal area network" used for?!

A:"add new bluetooth device" vs "join personal area network"

Most likely a bug with your Windows phone, not Windows 10. Microsoft is not supporting the Lumia line that well. It does help when you ask for help, that you also post the model of the phone, what OS version it is running, along with screenshots or logs of what is wrong.

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System - Windows 7 Home Premium - 64 bit
After Mcafee scan shows: 2 "unresolved issues". They are 1. Generic PUP.x!ct 2. Generic PUP.z!ca. Mcafee says under "potentially unwanted programs" that they were "unable to delete" these malware programs. What are they and are they harmful to my system? How do I remove them if necessary? I am a bit of a novice so thanks for the help. THX, SK

A:"Generic PUP.z!ca" & "Generic PUP.x!ct" Mcafee - "unable to delete" after scan

Hi there.

Those are most probably false positives. What files are being detected as such?

When something is labeled "Generic" it means that McAfee doesn't know what it is but that it looks like something else it knows about.

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Hi guys.
I have a bunch of external storage devices - flash drives, HDD, SSD, SD cards, Micro SD (you get the picture). I have 4 computers running Windows XP, 7, and 10. I know XP is ancient but so is the netbook it is installed on. Did you know that Microsoft technicians are instructed to run XP on their machines because they consider it to be most stable? I didn't know that until one night I was on the phone with tech support and we had to wait for Windows to reinstall and got to chatting. Just a bit of trivia.

Every time I insert one of my storage devices it asks me if I want to scan and fix it. But there is nothing wrong with them. They read fine, you can write to them fine, speeds seem normal, no missing or corrupted files, nothing seems off about them. This has been happening for years. I have even formatted some of the drives and by the second time I plug one in it is asking me again.

I looked up how to turn it off and found a howtogeek tutorial so I should have that taken care of soon.

What I really want to know is why is this happening? And is there possibly a way to turn off that message without disabling my autoplay?

Thanks for listening

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--Love the website motto: [stupid questions are easiest to solve.]

I am running Win7x64 on a newly installed (non-laptop)
MSI ZH77A-G43 motherboard with i5-3570

I spent a couple of days ensuring that I had installed all of the drivers
including the chipset, facilitated by MSI's LiveUpdate5.

I have a simple USB thumb drive.
I take it to my roommate's (VISTA) computer--it plugs in just fine. I cleaned, rewrote, read.
I did a check for errors scan; in properties, it is FAT formatted with default allocation size (2056).

I plug it into my computer (detailed at top). I am not even getting a common problem--"unrecognized USB device."
It does not even know that it is USB apparently--I get an error box from the system tray:
TITLED: Driver Software Installation
Device driver software was not successfully installed.
unknown device (fat red) X Device unplugged
unidentified device (fat red) X Device unplugged
[nonsense help links from MSFT] CLOSE box

There is a small led on the thumb drive that shines steady.
(assumably indicating something is wrong; nevertheless power is present)
(normally, it flashes on and off a couple of times when recognized on VISTA computer.)
(yes I tried multiple USB plugins, on front and back of tower-case)
I hear an audible "g-dunk" sound every 1 second.
The Device Manager window, though functional and operational, briefly flashes
in response to every g-dunk (a 1/2 second later.)

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A:Thumb drive "unknown device" "device unplugged"

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My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar was represented with a big custom icon to save eye strain. I had them installed in opposite vertical margins, and they were set on auto-hide to keep them out of the way when not being used. Just move your mouse pointer to the left or right margin, and BAM! Sorry for the cliche, but I really got used to the convenience of what I had set up, and I just don't think I can be as efficient without anything comparable.

Now there appears to be nothing comparable in the Windows 7 GUI, and it's making me sick with rage! I see only the option to put a "toolbar" on an existing "taskbar", and no option to create any additional taskbars! This cramps up your one-and-only taskbar, plus the tiny toolbar access buttons require way too much precision for anything that's supposed to be quick. When you've figured out how to bring up that ridiculous button, the list that it yields is small enough to cause painful eyestrain - nothing efficient, much less cool about this at all! I have seen customization options in other OS GUIs that may have resolved some of these issues, but I see none such in W7.

I have tried every google search string that I can think of, and found... Read more

A:Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"

Several possibilities here: Second taskbar in windows7? [Solved] - Windows 7 - Windows 7

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