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Q: automatic failover

hi everyone,how can i setup automatic fail over for this diagram.A and B are different ISP suppliers and we dont have to access for edit router configuration.both are leased lines.thank your very much for your support.

Preferred Solution: automatic failover

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A: automatic failover

Many business class router/firewalls have feature called SLA where you can program a secondary Internet circuit as a backup to the primary. The router/firewall will do a continuous health check on the primary circuit to a designated site you choose on the Internet. If there is anything that drops under the threshold you set, the router/firewall will roll over the Internet connections over to the secondary circuit.

I'm not sure if the SMB router/firewalls which advertise themselves as dual WAN ports can operate in this manner. I do know their basic operation is to do a round robin or if link status for the primary fails will roll over to the secondary WAN port.

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I am trying to setup the Failover where it plays a video file (mpeg2 with transport stream) upon failure. If I set this file to play as a file, it works fine, but then stops when finished. What I would like to do is have this file loop continuously until the network is re-connected. I have tried to set up a playlist, but it does not work. My playlist was created using notepad and is entitled ASIC .txt

Settings ….

Backup Channel ….. Playlist
URL box is ………. file:///mnt/usb/sda1/mediafile/React (have also entered React.txt)

My txt file is attached, but is ….

media:file:///mnt/usb/sda1/ASIC .mpg
Any help would be gratefully received. Alternatively, is there a way to get the single file (that works) to continuously loop?

A:Failover from USB

There may be a way to script something to work like you want, but the script would be a lot more complicated than simply "play x". It will also need to check to see if the alarm has cleared and then stop playback. But it will largely depend on what exactly you are doing (or trying to do) as you haven't provided near enough details for anyone to help.

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Can ATA Center and Gateway (no lightweight) servers be configured for automatic failover/mirroring to another server?  Does ATA support this?

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We have an SMTP server on our network which we use for scan-to-email from photocopiers, UPS notifications etc.. I'd like to setup a second one in a different office which can take over the load incase the first goes down.

I've done a bit of reading, but haven't been able to find anything solid on how to set it up.. I was thinking something in DNS.. but from what I understand MX records are for incoming mail from other mail servers..

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My PC just crashed and I was unable to get online. The messages was 0x800CCC19 and then Autofailover
6/1/7600.16385 Can someone explain what this means, and is there a way to fix it?

A:Auto Failover

Many times that is caused by a anti virus program.

This tutorial will help with you system specs.

By Brink:
System Info - See Your System Specs

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i have 2 network connections but my internet connection always defaults to "Local Area Connection". if my cable modem disconnects for some reason, i have to pull the ethernet cable from my windows 7 before it starts using the Wireless Network Connection
which uses my backup internet. how can i detect and failover automatically without buying a dual wan router?
Configuration for interface "Local Area Connection"
    DHCP enabled:                         Yes
    IP Address:                 
    Subnet Prefix:               (mask
    Default Gateway:            
    Gateway Metric:                       0
    InterfaceMetric:                      10
    DNS servers configured through DHCP:
    Register with which suffix:           Primary only
    WINS servers configured through DHCP: None

Configuration for interface "Wireless Network Connection"
    DHCP enabled:  ... Read more

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I am looking to design an active/standby failover but am wondering if to get clients to access the VPN you would need to have more than 2 usable IPs from an ISP? For example. the ISP inside interface will have public ip 1, the primary asa will have public ip 2, and the secondary ip will have public ip 3.

I basically want to the know the best way to design a network with 2 internal networks using active/standby failover.

A:Cisco ASA Failover Question

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I'm new to the forum. However, I really need help on my Vista OS on an HP desktop PC. I am getting the following reports:
1. "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically".

2. "Problem signature - 01 Auto Failover"

I have read some of the responses to this problem and have 2 problems. First, I am a novice when it come to this sort of thing, and next, my PC did NOT come with a disc.

Question: Obviously, Vista is Trash ie, most of the responses, and so is 7. However, since 7 seems to be the only option to upgrade to, how do I do that after purchasing a 7 upgrade disk, if I can even do it???

By the way, a common problem I find in your threads is the downloading of photos, which is the last thing I did before my PC crashed.

Also, will I lose "My Documents" if I can an upgrade???

If ANYONE would be so kind as to offer me some advice (in NOVICE Terms Please , I would greatly appreciate it.


A:Signature 01 auto failover

See if you can boot from a boot DVD?
Create a Recovery Disc
you create a recovery DVD, you may be able to boot to recovery options
Create Recovery DVD

The Vista recovery disk is used to boot Vista when it won't boot - to run Startup Repair, System Restore, access a Command Line, Recover using a Vista Backup Image, etc.
System Recovery Options

If Vista will not start now, boot the Recovery CD to run Startup Repair which automates System Restore as well as numerous other tests including System File Checker which can repair system files which are not corrupted beyond repair.

If Vista still will not start, try booting into Safe Mode to run sfc /scannow to repair System files.
Special Thanks Given to Seven Forums.

Below is a bulletin distributed by MS to explain the start up procedure when Windows will not boot.
Startup Repair. Startup Repair is a Windows recovery tool that can fix certain problems, such as missing or damaged system files, that might prevent Windows from starting. Startup Repair is located on the System Recovery Options menu, which is on the Windows Vista installation disc. If your computer has preinstalled recovery options, it might also be stored on your computer's hard disk. For more information, see Startup Repair: frequently asked questions and What are the system recovery options in Windows Vista? If your computer does not include Startup Repair, your computer manufacturer might have customized or replaced the tool. Check the informati... Read more

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I am new to all of this, I have been thrust into a situation where I need to figure this out.

We have a 2800 connected to a microwave transceiver (our main uber fast connection) and a T1 via ADC Kentrox Data Smart Max T1 (our backup connection)

This is what I walked in to.

What we/I would like to do:
-continue using the MW as our main connection
-use the T1 as an automatic failover if the MW fails due to weather or other event.
-if possible, I would like to take the T1 directly to the Cisco 2800 bypassing other external equipment.

I believe we intend to drop our current provider.

Additional complication:
We are hosting our own website and customer services via the web via this connection, if failover occurs how can we assure that traffic still finds its way to us?

With all of that said, what do we need to do?

I know this is a huge issue and I hope I can look to this forum for guidance on these issues.

A:Cisco 2800 Failover

I have a 2801 chassis and I have a 2 port e1/t1 wic. So you would just need to purchase the a new card.

Next you need to re do your config.

You need to configure HSRP


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I cannot get my computer to startup....please help

A:startuprepairv2 auto failover

Please tell us what happens when you boot your computer, what is the make and model of the computer, and do you have a install or recovery disc

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I need to configure my router for three routes ( two separate fiber links and a radio link) with one of the fiber links being the primary link, the other fiber a secondary route and the radio a backup route for the fibers.

I am looking for a best fail-over configuration that will allow traffic to flow primarily on fiber link A and failover to fiber link B incase of failure in link A and incase of failures of both fiber links, the traffic to flow on the Radio Link. The configuration should allow for reverse once the fibers are restored.

I will be routing via eBGP to the provider end and OSPF on my internal network.

A:configuring 3 redundant routes with failover


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I'm doing a script to fail over my company's W2K3 cluster with 2 nodes.
The idea is to simulate a cluster fail over by the script, count the time of fail over for each group and put them in a .html file to send by email.
I found some useful scripts on the web, where I took part of the code.
Here's what I have until now:

Option Explicit
Dim objClus, WSHShell, objNet, objFS, strSysName, strDir, strClusDir, strOutputFile, fsoOutputFile
Dim itmNode, itmGroup
Dim c1, c2, c3, p1, p2, p3, v1, v2, v3
Dim cOff, pOff, vOff, cOn, pOn, vOn, cSt, pSt, vSt

Set objNet = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network")
Set WSHShell = Wscript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set objFS = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set objClus = CreateObject("MSCluster.Cluster")
objClus.Open ""

strSysName = objNet.ComputerName

strDir = WSHShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%SYSTEMROOT%")
strClusDir = strDir & "\Cluster\"

strOutputFile = strClusDir & objClus.Name & ".htm"

'if (objFS.FileExists(strOutputFile)) then
' strOutputFile = strClusDir & objClus.Name & ".htm"
'end if

Set fsoOutputFile = objFS.CreateTextFile(strOutputFile, True)

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A:VBScript for W2K3 Cluster failover

Hi and welcome. Please don't post more than once for the same subject.

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is there anyone here can answer my query?
is it possible to set failover clustering to two Windows 7 desktops? How?
We want to provide high availability set-up to prevent any downtime.

Thank you.

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I am looking for a script that will dynamically update Windows 2003 DNS (AD) to the second server when the first server fails. The servers are appliance servers (not windows).

Does anyone have a script to do this?

Example of script function:
1. ping first server every 10 seconds
2. if no ping reply for 60 seconds DDNS the search.x.com DNS A and PTR record to the second box.
3. if the first server becomes available again for 120 seconds then DDNS the search.x.com DNS A and PTR record to the first box again.

A:Does anyone have a Windows script to update DNS for failover to second server-not RR

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We have a fairly unstable Internet connection through Dodo (Please no quips about peanuts and monkeys, I know Dodo is a terrible ISP). They, and Telstra have refused to fix the problems, preferring instead to blame my equipment, despite the fact that I have replaced every part of the network many times over. Line noise on the connection is terrible, and causes anything up to 30+ disconnections a day, from anywhere between 10 seconds to 90 minutes.

As my sons play a lot of online gaming, disconnections not only kill the game, but also get them demoted on the servers.

So, they have a 3G mobile phone with 1.5GB data allowance per month.

But we are having problems finding any software (preferably FREE), that will let us set up a fail over environment such that when the PPPoE connection fails it switches to 3G, and automatically reverts to PPPoE when that service comes back online.

Any one know of any software that meets this need?


A:Internet connection failover PPPoE & 3G - What software

I think you are looking for Connectify dispatch which can use both the ISP connection and the 3G at the same time though it's not exactly free it may still be worth the price.

Connectify Dispatch - The Software Internet Load Balancer

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I link my Windows home PCs (7 and some XP) to a separate file server box via a persistent network mapping. There's a separate mirroring server in place on the network too.

If one server goes down, theres an undignified scramble to remap drives so that work can recommence - but is there a quick way to have Windows 7 pick up the job of determining primary and secondary availability to speed this?

I know I could probably do something involved and complex via a virtual server and clustering but I'd prefer something simple and client-side if possible !

A:Quick and dirty way for alternate failover server?

I thought the basis of this type of RAID setup is to redirect traffic from a primary to a secondary without interruptions. I didn't think you would need to do anything if the setup is correct.

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Laptop is acting strangely as of late. I was playing a game and had a GPU driver crash, which subsequently locked up my system. After having to force power it down I got stuck in the startup repair loop. I tried startup repair at least 10x, and it would always say it couldn't correct the problem. On every attempt it came back as a "Bad Driver" as the issue. On my last attempt to boot it finally went through to windows, but things are randomly crashing. I checked AVG, which says resident shield isn't active and it cannot turn itself on. I tried to run several scans and they all fail automatically saying that they were terminated. I ran Malwarebytes and it did not find anything. I would appreciate any help that I could receive.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17041  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by Lucas at 13:43:21 on 2014-04-27
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.6038.3784 [GMT -4:00]
AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Disabled/Outdated* {0E9420C4-06B3-7FA0-3AB1-6E49CB52ECD9}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2014 *Disabled/Outdated* {B5F5C120-2089-702E-0001-553BB0D5A664}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 7\ASCService.exe
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A:Auto failover: Bad Driver, finally booted. AVG not scanning.

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This kind of problem I am seeing for the first time in my life without having a clue....

The pc is own by one of my friend.First foolish thing he did was to put some customized xp into his computer.
Suddenly today morning he started to scream on phone about this problem.I am not able to see the desktop.

The problem is whenever the computer starts windows media player starts up,along with 3 search windows, one contain no search item, another contain "01" in the search item , another contain "10010" as search contain (the string may be different, I can't remember exactly).Closing one of them shutting down the system completely (No restart).It is like someone is opening a search box in front of me and typing the search string.

The problem was occurring even internet not connected. While shutting down, sometime it showed "some no of users are connected, shutting down will cause problem " like that (zombie system??!!)

So I instructed to remove windows xp, format c: and install windows 7 from original disk. Much of my surprise, just after installation it started showing the same symptom.(Internet was not connected.)

After set up with internet.I connect it via teamviewer, check msconfig

-- only one entry was there google update (chorme was installed.)

-- I check the processes , no suspicious process was running.

-- There is no autorun.inf file in any of the drive.

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A:Automatic launch of Windows Search and WMP ending with automatic shutdown

Let's get some more info and go from there.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it. Checkmark the following checkboxes: Flush DNS Report IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size. List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes'... Read more

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Automatic Data Collection and Dashboard /Date Inputs are automatic. Metrics are predicated on the percent complete per month..

It is hard to explain, but the data accumulates hourly, daily, weekly, monthly quarterly, Simi annually and annually.

Some areas do not meet the % required for the month others do the dashboard should show that.

The dashboard should show each month the % complete and if it is on target.

Please see spreadsheet example, I can manage the most conditional formatting; I just need help to automate the process.

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not sure which section this pertains to specifically, but "drivers" seems close enough.

i recently upgraded to an sli graphics configuration. since upgrading, my previous method of avoiding the TDR driver crash has stopped working.
known fix that i can't get to work anymore

when running a single gpu, i could disable and uninstall the nvidia hd audio device, then disable and uninstall the hd audio controller under system devices. problem solved, no crashes.

after adding the second gpu, there are now two hd audio devices and two hd audio controllers. upon disabling or uninstalling either controller, the system automatically re-installs the hd audio devices previously uninstalled, which in turn causes the hd audio controller to re-enable/re-install itself.

to be clear, all hd audio devices and hd audio controllers on my system must be disabled AND uninstalled to prevent TDR (or, since the upgrade, full system freezes or restarts. sli = double TDR?)
already tried it

Drivers - Turn Off Automatic Driver Installation this tutorial does not stop automatic driver installation, it just prevents the downloading of drivers from windows update. tried it anyway, no help.

How to Stop Windows From Detecting New Hardware | eHow disabling automatic hardware detection as described here does not prevent automatic device recognition and driver re-installation.

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A:Disable automatic hardware detection and/or automatic driver install

Disable this service:

UPnP Device Host

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Hi, all:

1) Does setting Windows Updates to "notify for download and notify for install" via GP edit also disable Device Driver automatic installation?
2) Or does disabling automatic device driver installation need to be configured separately?
3) If the latter (separate setting), is it advisable to do so, despite the ominous warning from M$ that "your device may not work as expected"?

I followed Brink's characteristically excellent tutorial for GP edit here: Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 to "notify for download and notify for install" (Thanks for that!).

So my questions center on whether doing so will also prevent automatic device driver installation, or whether I need to and/or should configure that setting separately?

M$'s ominous warning seems to be strongly discouraging users from disabling automatic device driver updates and "realistic icons"().
For my OEM XP, Vista and 7 systems, I have always gotten drivers -- WHEN NEEDED -- from the OEM, not via Windows Update, as the OEMs historically have done a better job than M$ in offering the needed drivers for their computers.

Is that still true under Win10?
Assuming that disabling automatic Windows Updates does NOT also disable automatic device driver updates, should I disable automatic device driver installation on this OEM Win10 box?



A:Does disabling automatic Win Updates include automatic Device Driver?

Hello MM,

That will stop drivers from automatically being installed in Windows Update, but won't stop drivers from being available in Windows Update.

If you don't want drivers to be available in Windows Update, then you can disable this using the tutorial below. If disabled, you'll have to manually update (download and install) your drivers from the manufacturer.

Driver Updates in Windows Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 10driver-updates-windows-update-enable-disable-windows-10-a.html

The first tutorial below you posted will turn on/off automatic installation of drivers for devices. However, I would recommend to also disable automatic updates in the second tutorial below to be safe.

Device Driver Automatic Installation - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

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How do I prevent Automatic restarts after important updates? I want my computer to be updated when theres an important update. I want to be told my computer was updated and needs to be restarted.

I was in the middle of something important tonight before I passed out on the couch. I woke up and my computer restarted without saving

A:Automatic Updates & Stopping Automatic Restarts

Just go into the Windows update control panel and turn off Automatic updates then set it so you control when the updates are installed which gives you the reboot option instead of doing it for you.

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Contrarily to previous Windows versions, the user can no longer decide when and how to update Windows, but the OS does it all by itself - at any time, and unasked for. This occasions unexpected and unwanted machine slowdowns - sometimes at startup, sometimes at closing down, sometimes in the middle of a session. In my view a most annoying and disturbing interference in my normal workflow.

So, is there any way or tweak to take Windows Updates in hands again on that level?

This is not the only occurrence where Windows takes things in hands. Indeed, despite countless telephones to Microsoft, there is no way to prevent it from associating everyday graphic files (like for example jpg, gif, png and more) with its own clunky "Photos" utility, or send pdf files to its own and even more clunky "Edge" - instead of opening these files to the programs or utilities one has decided to associate them with. Trying to associate these via Settings helps nothing at all, or just for a moment or, if one is in luck, for a whole session. But invariably Windows 10 reverts to its own "choices".

The only solution Microsoft could offer was to do a clean re-install of Windows 10. I don't call this a solution, but just plain amateurism.

So, if anyone knows how to get rid of these - with the update annoyance in the first place, because for the other ones I can still workaround via "open with", whereas my hands are tied with those updates.



A:How to get rid of automatic updates and other automatic annoyances

Hello haku,

Since you have Windows 10 Home, OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below may be your best option to disable automatic updates in Windows Update.

Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

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Contrarily to previous Windows versions, the user can no longer decide when and how to update Windows, but the OS does it all by itself - at any time, and unasked for. This occasions unexpected and unwanted machine slowdowns - sometimes at startup, sometimes at closing down, sometimes in the middle of a session. In my view a most annoying and disturbing interference in my normal workflow.

So, is there any way or tweak to take Windows Updates in hands again on that level?

This is not the only occurrence where Windows takes things in hands. Indeed, despite countless telephones to Microsoft, there is no way to prevent it from associating everyday graphic files (like for example jpg, gif, png and more) with its own clunky "Photos" utility, or send pdf files to its own and even more clunky "Edge" - instead of opening these files to the programs or utilities one has decided to associate them with. Trying to associate these via Settings helps nothing at all, or just for a moment or, if one is in luck, for a whole session. But invariably Windows 10 reverts to its own "choices".

The only solution Microsoft could offer was to do a clean re-install of Windows 10. I don't call this a solution, but just plain amateurism.

So, if anyone knows how to get rid of these - with the update annoyance in the first place, because for the other ones I can still workaround via "open with", whereas my hands are tied with those updates.



A:How to get rid of automatic updates and other automatic annoyances

Hello haku,

Since you have Windows 10 Home, OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below may be your best option to disable automatic updates in Windows Update.

Windows Update Automatic Updates - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

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I'm a system admin full of users that don't bother to install the windows patches and updates. Well I've setup the desktops to automatically check, download, and install the updates.

Does this only check at the time specified?

Does it only download critical updates? windows updates? drivers?

Does it prompt the user when it's downloading and installing? Does it force them to restart their machines?

A:windows automatic updates isn't so automatic

If you're talking about Auto Updates in XP, then you can specify an exact time for the updater to check and download and install the updates. RIGHT click My Computer/Auto Update Tab. Otherwise, depending on the internet connection, update looks only once a day I believe. ONLY critical updates are brought down, you must visit the site for driver and other updates.

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Hello everyone,

I have searched around a bit to see if others have ran into this problem, but I have had no luck so far. When I start my computer, it pops up with the standard menu it uses when an OS error has caused a restart. I can't get it too load windows using safe mode, last known good configuration, or normal mode. I never even see the windows loading screen, it restarts immediately.

Here is what I have tried:
1) I ran a check disk using the recovery console but it did not fix the problem.
2) I manually backed up the SYSTEM, SAM, DEFAULT, SECURITY, and SOFTWARE files from the root\windows\system32\config folder. I then replaced those files with ones from a few days ago located in the root\system volume information\ folder. It did not fix my problem.
3) I'm about to re-install windows when I decide to press f8 on boot and disable automatic restarts on system failure just to see if I'm missing some sort of BSOD. Windows completely loaded without any problems.
4) This confused me so I reversed the actions I took in step 2 (above) just to see whether it would boot with the original files as long as I chose "Disable Automatic Restarts on System Failure." It loaded windows without a problem.
5) I restarted to see whether it would boot normally or not. Again, it wouldn't load windows with any options other than the "Disable automatic restarts on system failure" option.

At this point, I'm pretty confused. Could the OS be mistakin... Read more

A:Automatic Restart on Boot Unless I choose "Disable Automatic Restart",,,,

Any ideas? I can just re-install, but I want to figure this out. It seems so odd to me. Thanks!


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I have cleaned my hard drive with every recommended program and I cannot get rid of these microsoft internet explorer pop ups.

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I have used Hijack and the folowing registry log was created. Would you review and let me know if I should remove one of these to solve my problem?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.96.4
Scan saved at 7:47:18 AM, on 9/4/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
c:\program files\timbuktu pro\tb2launch.exe
c:\program files\timbuktu pro\tb2pro.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Media Music Server\SSSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Photo Server 20\appsrv\PicAppSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\giga pocket\GPVSvr.exe
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A:Can't get rid of automatic pop up ads

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Its there a way or add-on so every time a write in the address bar and go or enter, IE7 try to add the .com, .net, .org etc automatically like Firefox and Opera do?

A:automatic .com, .net, .org etc.. in IE7


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My computer (with XP Home) used to log on automatically, no password needed, just start PC and windows would open on its own. I don't know what exactly happened, but now it always wants a password. I am the only one using this computer, and when the log on screen comes up it says "the system could not log you on. Make sure your user name and domain are correct then type your password again." I press the OK button, and it continues to my name and icon WITHOUT putting in a password--then I have to click on my name for my settings to load. I tried changing user accounts, and there it lists the users as "Peter" (that's me) and "Guest" and it says that "Guest" is turned off. I can't find a solution there. I then tried Run-control userpasswords2....and the "users must enter a name and password.." box is UNchecked. It lists two user accounts "Administrator" and "Peter" yet both have a "group" listing as Administrators. When I get the details of those accounts, both are checked as administrator. I need some help! I just want to turn on my PC when I get here to my studio, and do a few other things while Windows turns on. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks! Peter

A:Help with automatic log on

Have you tried going into the user accounts section of the control panel and select "change the way users log on and off" and tell it to use the welcome screen?

Administrator is a basic account on all xp machines, you can rename it, but you can't get rid of it (anymore - you used to be able to)

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Sorry if this has been asked before; I couldn't find any help through the search function, & Google led me to a bunch of other forums that only let me see the supposed answer if I created an account with them.

Yesterday I upgraded to XP service pack 2 (about time, I know). Now, whenever I leave the computer for awhile, I am automatically logged off. I read somewhere that doing a right-click on the desktop, then properties > screen saver would lead me to a box I can uncheck. Thing is, I don't have a screen saver enabled, so the box is already unchecked. I also tried Power Options in the Control Panel, and nothing is set to sleep or shut down or hibernate or anything.

This wouldn't be such a big deal, if I didn't have thousands of songs that needed syncing to an iPod, which takes hours!


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I share this desktop with my family and after using the Compaq QuickRestore it now logs on to the owners account, untill i deleted it, and now and message pop ups and still trys to log on to it.

How do I tunr off the auto Login?

A:Automatic Log on :(

You can do so through the registry but there is another way with a small Microsoft tweaking utility called TweakUI
Download and install TweakUI from here. You can find it on the right side in the list. Don't get the "Itanium-based" one, get the one above it.
After its installed, launch it from "Powertoys For Windows XP" from the start menu.
Find "Logon" in the list, press the plus symbol to expand it and highlight "Autologon"
Uncheck the box that says "Logon automatically at system startup" and then click the "Apply" button. Reboot if needed.

Hope this helps.

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My computerhas Automatic.SOS

I think I have infected a few others also by transfering USB drives and Word docs.

I was wondering how bad the Automatic.SOS is and how do i get rid of it. I have been trying and trying without sucsess.

It has also infected my USB drives and my camera SD card - Do i have to throw them out?

ALSO..I have a brand new ipod - if I start downloading songs will it become infected????
Please help!!!!



Remove the USB devices for now. We'll deal with those in a while.--------------------------------Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the main Scanner ... Read more

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in the morning i wake up and my pc is on and i dont know why

A:My PC goes automatic on

Hello Jordi,

You can check to see what the lastwake cause was using STEP FOUR in the tutorial below. Usually, the cause is STEP SIX with the network adapter set to "Allow this device to wake the computer".

Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,

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Helow everybody. I have a Toshiba Laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate ,with Intel Wirless adaptor and an Marvel Ethernet adaptor. i have problems getting automatic Ip on the wireless while on the enthernet dhcp works fine. If i am gonna put automatic Ip and Dns in the wireless adaptor just can't get the right Ips. ( it says that has an Ip of 169.254.x.x bla bla which means that dhcp doens't work. If i am goona put manual Ip's things are fine. I have Internet and i see all the other Pc's in my netowrk.
Dhcp and Dns Services are automatic and running in the windows 7 Services. Also my Router one Cisco-Linksys has been set for Dhcp Server --> Enable. I don't have any idea what could be the problem sicnce the enthernet connection works fine with Dhcp and Automatic Ip's.
Any Help?
Thank You.

A:Can't Get Automatic Ip.

Before we can pinpoint your problem here are some questions that I have.

Have reloaded the router?

Sometimes these things can locked up sometimes...just reload it by unplugging it for 30 seconds or so.

Also what is between the router and the computer? (Do you have a switch or other device?)

Do you have any other computers in your network that connect to the same router? wired or wireless Do they work?

Is the computer that is having issues wired or wireless?

Have you restarted the PC? (If not try restarting it and see if the network comes back)


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When I get to the blue login screen before I had this problem it would just say Welcome and load the desktop. Now, when I get there, there is just the button you press on your username to go to the desktop. When I press on it, it says Loading Settings, etc. and then it says Log Off. It didn't even get to the desktop yet, just instantly says Log Off after Loading Settings. I tried starting in Safe Mode but it still does the same if I try to login with Administrator.

A:Automatic Log Off

Check that your Event logs are not full using Safe Mode: http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;313322

Check that Fast User Switching is not the issue: http://www.exodus-dev.com/techtips/w...n_problems.htm

You could be throwing and error during logon: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/162031/EN-US/

Your Userinit setting is missing. Some adware scanners can cause this: http://www.lavasoftsupport.com/index...ic=43115&st=40


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Is there a way in Windows 2000 that I can have the pc automaticaly log me off if I am not there?

A:Automatic Log off

Go to control panel and power options. You can set your computer to go on Standby after a certain amout of time has passed without using it, then you can click on Advanced and click the box for "Prompt for password when computer goes off standby" Is that what you are looking for?

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Recently and now more frequently there has been un-usual automatic logg off on every users pc in our domain. The users pc gets

logged off and goes back to the login window where it says " the administrator has logged in and only an administrator can login"

Then the user can login back again and is asked with a confirmation window if you would like to loggin again and end the

administrators session. The login is successfull and maybe after 15 minutes or so the system logs off again and the cycle repeats

as long as the user wants to log in again.

This has infected the whole domain users. So far, i've cleaned the pc with all possible scanners and has cleaned the pc but has

not resolved this issue.

What can i do to save the domain ? i will post the pics latter when i encounter the same again.

thanks in advance.

A:Automatic log off

Recently and now more frequently there has been unusual automatic log off on every users PC in our domain. The users PC gets logged off and goes back to the log-in window where it says " the administrator has logged in and only an administrator can log-in"

Then the user can log-in back again and is asked with a confirmation window if you would like to log-in again and end the administrators session. The log-in is successful and maybe after 15 minutes or so the system logs off again and the cycle repeats as long as the user wants to log in again.

This has infected the whole domain users. So far, I've cleaned the PC with all possible scanners and has cleaned the PC but has not resolved this issue.

What can i do to save the domain ?

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when I try to log onto windows, after I enter my password I am automatically logged off. Can anybody help me please?

A:automatic log off

Hi katmolburke31, welcome to TSF..

are you able to logon using Safe Mode?

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Hi All,

I need any command or suggestions, in this case I just want to make schedule for automatic startup/on my computer and also it can be shutdown automaticly too, it's to be posible ?? maybe somebody know how to do it right which like any software or hardware, please I need somebody reply as sson as You can


A:Automatic On

Ok, I had to check to make sure i remembered it. In the BIOS of the computer is an Auto-On Feature. Enabling this will allow for a time to be set up. Depending on your PC, teh way to get into the BIOS differs. DELL PCs usually use F1 or F2, believe the standard is the DEL button. When your PC boots, it'll usually give you the BIOS or "setup" option. I can't really tell you where the Auto-on option is in the BIOS, it differs where it is on each PC.

As for Auto off... I don't really know of any... i''ll see if I can find one for ya.

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In addition to my other thread (Important-Potential ...etc), i have another laptop (HP Pavilion) which i ran the virus scan on, now i rebooted it, after it starts up it asks me for a login password as it has "hp" as a user name & i never set any users on tyhat laptop before or any password protection, anyways, i click OK and it proceeds, right before windows starts up, it automatically logs me off and goes back to the "Log ON to Windows" screen, i tried rebooting from safe mode & it did the same procedure...so i practically cant use my HP now...any ideas?

help is much appreciated!

A:Automatic Log off

Format and reinstall, we are not permitted to help bypass passwords

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Hi,I have installed windows 10 in my Inspiron 15 3542.When I shutdown the computer, sometimes the fan keeps running till the battery drains out.
Then I have to keep pressing power button and power off the laptop.Previously I had Windows 8.1 and no issues at all.Any healpful ideas guys?

A:automatic fan on

Does the system restart / hibernate fine? 
Update the BIOS - http://dell.to/1RAXnfb- restart the system and check.
Restart the system and check in safe mode - http://bit.ly/1LHcO2c
Create a new local admin account and check - http://bit.ly/1JoFhcw
If the issue is not resolved, then create a system restore point and then uninstall the video driver from device manager and shutdown the system and check if it goes off. Install the driver from the vendor site and check - Intel.com and nvidia.com or from the support site - link above.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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I'm wondering if there is any software out there or documentation about getting exe's to run automatically, so there is no pause for accept agreement, put in you email etc,

i want to give an exe i have to total non IT people so they can double click and be done with it.

Best regards

A:Automatic exe's

Microsoft IExpress will do that.
However,sending .exe files to non-tech people is exactly what cyber criminals would do.You should make it very clear to these people what it is.
You should also warn them that clicking on .exe files in an email is normally a very bad thing to do.:evil:

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My W7 pro x64 does not manage to automatically correct for DST.

Here in Sweden, daylight saving time came into effect on Sunday March 28, at 02:00. Today, turning on my laptop, to my surprise the clock is an hour off, still showing winter time.

I have W7 set to automatically adjust for DST. I have the correct time zone set (UTC+1). The Date and Time dialog tells me it has synchronized with time.windows.com today (March 29) at 09:38, but the time is one hour off. Current time shows 09:59, but should really be 08:59.

Anyone else seeing this?

PS The Date and Time dialog seems to be aware that DST is in effect here in Europe. It correctly tells med that DST "ends on October 32, 2010, at 03:00. The clock is set to go back 1 hour at that time".

A:No automatic DST correction...

What time is it in Sweden now? By my reckoning, you are 1hr ahead of UK time. Here it is 12-30 PM, so your time should be 1-30 PM (13-30).

Do you actually have the correct time zone selected? There are a number of zones that are UTC+1, but the one that you require is Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna.

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Boy, this is really simple, but I can't find the setting. I am the only person in my home, so security is not an issue. I had my old computer set where it automatically logged me on, but this new one is forcing me to click on my username each boot. I am running XP SP2. What can I change to make logon automatic? Thanks.

A:Automatic Logon

Check this site.

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Cannot find Automatic Log On on Windows 7 to uncheck it so machine will automatically go into desktop. We are on a network, but was able to do this on XP, but I have looked at all the discussions, printed them out and I just do not get that automatic at the top of the users tab that says Users must enter a user name and...and user is also Administrator. Please advise if there is something I am overlooking

A:Cannot find Automatic Log On

Here is out tutorial explaining how to do it: Log On Automatically at Startup

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Hi. I'm a newbie with Windows Vista and cannot figure out how to stop Windows Vista from Logging me out every 60 seconds. I'm coming from Windows 2000 where I can change the settings for the displays easy enough.. But unfortunately, I'm not too savy on this new Windows Vista stuff. I've found where to change to power settings..but that isn't the problem..The display is not asleep..it just logs me off.
I know it's something simple (feel kinda dumb to ask)..but it's driving me crazy and I can't seem to find the problem.
I bought the new computer at Sam's ....it was the last demo and they left the "Sam's Club" screensaver up..can't change that either...I thought I found out how..but then, as I'm logged in as the "owner" it tells me I can't change the settings unless I am the system administrator....I thought the Owner WAS the systme administrator?
Can anybody help me? Thanks in advance.

A:Automatic Log Off Every 60 Secs

If it's anything like the Microsoft kiosk or the BestBuy kiosk, then it would probably be advisable to restore the computer to it's factory state using the restore disks.

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