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Q: Display Malfunction

Hello. I just replaced a power supply on a Windows XP computer and when it boots up, the os loads just fine, the startup programs begin to load and during this the display settings automatically change from 800x600 32-bit color to 640x480 8-bit color. It has a GeForce 440 MX card and all the drivers and such are working fine. I've tried everything fix it, but am having a less than fun time. Any suggestions would be great.

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Preferred Solution: Display Malfunction

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Display Malfunction

is the power supply big and good enough
in the device manager uninstall the card
reboot tapping f8
from the options choose vga mode
when windows finishes booting
disable a/virus
install the drivers
reboot the computer
if the problem is still there i would suspect the supply is not supplying enough power

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Hi, We bought a bunch of Spectre x360's in Australia several months ago for our consultants, who frequently travel overseas. One of our consultants - currently overseas - reported a screen malfunction where the top quarter of the screen appeared as vertical bars, rendering that screen area useless. On contacting your technical support, I was told HP was unable to assist, because 1) the laptop was not in my possession and 2) the laptop was not in Australia. This is a pratically brand new, top-of-the-line, HP computer, that we have to courier internationally (rendering our consultant computerless), just to receive any form of support or acknowledgement of the issue. How are we supposed to do business this way?

A:new spectre x360 display malfunction

Hi @Andrew18, Welcome to the HP Forum! I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post serial numbers and case details. If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works  please review this link.  First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More

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Hi, I have a problem with my display on my Lenovo Thinkpad L560. The screen is flickering and it keeps displaying a document that was opened when the flickering started (see video).The screen flickering does not occur on an external display.  Things i have tried so far:- Updating GPU drivers.- Updating Windows.- Updating other drivers and BIOS through the Lenovo Vantage application.- Shutting the laptop down and removing the battery.- Resetting windows to a previous version. All of the above things did not work. Can somebody help me? Kind regards, Hugo Video:https://youtu.be/7gj4tNHBFNQ Image:  

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hey all.. running xp on a compaq presario 6000.

Been getting the Blue Screen Of Death (PFN_LIST error).

Today my monitor blacked out and came back in 4 bit, with the prompt "display driver stopped responding." Says it's the Ialmrnt5 driver.

a couple of sources suggest that both problems are related to faulty memory, and recomment Memtest. downloading the iso image for creating a bootable cd as we speak. does anyone have any other ideas? Memtest seems a little over my level of expertise, so any other ideas would be wonderful.
 

A:BSOD, display driver malfunction.. what gives.

The memtest I use is very simple to use. Let it run for a couple of hours or longer to see
if it finds any errors in your ram.
http://hcidesign.com/memtest/
 

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Hey all,

(tl;dr version at bottom)

Recently, my laptop has been suffering from two issues:

1) Excessive overheating during gaming sessions, to the point where the computer would shut off to protect itself

2) The laptop screen had some trouble with the backlight. In certain positions, it would work just fine, completely normal. However, if moved even slightly, the backlight would turn off. The screen was still on, I could even navigate the menus and stuff if I had the right lighting, but the backlight would go out. The only way to fix this issue was to close the computer, open it again, and, if I was lucky, the backlight would come on again. If I wasn't, I'd have to open and close the laptop again for another try. It seemed that the laptop was less prone to this issue when plugged in.

Anyway, the combination of these two problems finally convinced me I should open the thing up. My initial plan was just to give it a thorough cleaning, since I figured dust buildup might be the cause of the overheating issue.

Opening the thing was a major pain, but I got it apart and gave everything inside a good blasting with air duster, which removed astonishing amounts of dust. I'm pretty sure this solved the overheating issue.

As I was putting it back together I decided I might take a look at the screen as well. I was thinking that whatever cable powers the backlight might be loose, as this was mentioned in the service manual for the laptop I found online. I removed the ... Read more

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I recently purchased an HP ProBook 450 G3. I am using two passport compact 1 TB drives with my laptop's two USB 3.0 ports. In normal use there is no problem. However, when I copy a lot of data from one to the other (or from one to the laptop's internal drive) the drives keep disconnecting. I know this because first I will get a copying error saying either the source or the destination is missing. Then I will hear the "chime" that Windows makes when a USB device connects or disconnects. Then the autoplay window for the Passport drive will appear. It seems that it spontaneously disconnects and then reconnects. I can continue using it for a time afterward, but it always spontaneously disconnects at some point, always when I am doing large data transfers.

I wondered if I have a poor physical connection---the USB plugs seem a bit loose. I checked if there is any vibration or movement that could break the connection, but so far there is no evidence that anything is moving. The disconnection always happens when a lot of data is being transferred, while the drives are sitting completely still.

Any ideas how to debug this?

A:Hard drive malfunction? USB port malfunction? Or just normal?

This is a hard situation to diagnose from a distance IMO. "Loose" is somewhat subjective, and barring serious abuse the only kinds of usb connectors & ports I've ever seen fail mechanically are mini and micro USB2 types.

I'd be inclined to suspect the drives first, especially if they are from the same family and were produced around the same time (the "bad batch" phenomenon). Have you tried to reproduce the problem on other machines, or with different drives on your machine?

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i used comodo cleaner,,the wiper function,,what a mistake, all my shortcuts,, favorites, program access are disabled, all the desktop icons wont finish loading, and they dont work, cant use system restore either,, programs are still there in files , they wont load , all icons for programs will not appear , any ideas where to go to fix this, ?

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did it give you the option to back up before wiping? if so you can use that, or try system restore in safe mode.

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I have Dell Inspiron 5547 laptop (Touch Screen, 15 inches, 16 GB RAM and i7 4th Gen processor, Out of Warranty). Some days back, suddenly the display went dim and anything is hardly visible. After some initial investigation, the display chip (may be VGA or LED display chip) on the motherboard appears to be burnt out (may be due to voltage surge). Even the numbers printed on the chip is not readable because of which it is difficult for the local repairing shops to repair this problem.
I think Dell India Service Center doesn't deal with chip level repair and hence replacing motherboard is the only way they can fix this. This will be very costly (considering that the laptop is not under warranty so will have to pay for warranty extension, motherboard replacement and repair service) and time consuming.
Hence, to avoid all this I have come here to seek some assistance.
If there are anyone using the same laptop (Inspiron 5000 series 5547 Touch Screen Display with i7 4th Gen Processor and 16 GB RAM) then could you please take a clear picture of your laptop's motherboard or if you recognize the display chip then only that should be sufficient. In this case, I can read the chip related number from the image and try to repair it.
What are the charges for buying a warranty for the laptop, motherboard of my laptop and repairing charge? 

Request your response and help.

Regards,
Rohit Kumar

A:Display Issue - Dim Display for Dell Inspiron 5000 (Model 5547) - Touch Screen Display with i7 4th Gen Processor and 16 GB RAM

You'll have to call Dell about the possibility of a warranty extension;  in the US, it's sometimes possible but will likely run over $300 -- or about what a board replacement would cost.
If you're getting video, the GPU is OK -- and it's more likely the power circuit to the backlight that's bad.  It'll likely cost as much to repair as to replace the board -- though you'll still be putting $300-400 into an out of warranty system, so replacing the system may be a better idea (if you do this, consider buying a 3-year warranty with the next system).

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Windows 7 EnterpriseSystem does not see or react to external display when connectedNothing displays when connectedExternal display says nothing connectedTried multiple dongles - same results
Other system that include a VGA connector work just fine to same external display.

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Question that I could not find an answer for on Google before I buy. I currently have a Dell 6420 using Win 7 SP1 with a 1366 X 768 display that I have the text set at 125% so I can read it. What display is going to look better on an X1 Carbon if I use that setting, the 2560 x 1440 WQHD IPS LED Display or the 1920 x 1080 Full HD IPS LED Display using Win 7 Pro?

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DEAR ALL

While installing usb modem of tata i am getting a msg USB MALFUNCTIONED.

PLEASE RECTIFY

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Hi sunsandy4u and welcome to TSF,

Have you looked in the Task Manager to see if you have any Yellow marks by the usb hubs on the tree in the left pane? If so, that would indicate a driver problem.

My modem is usb and required a download into it for it to function properly. The software came with the modem. Also, try another usb port if you have one on your computer.

Hope this might help,
Mack1

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Hello everyone, first time poster, so sorry if I mess up ^^

Anyways, I just got a new laptop, specifically a Lenovo 80XS0086IX Ideapad 320-15ABR. Initially it all seemed fine, but as I used it I noticed several problems: 1) it cannot remain in sleep mode for long. After a while, it just switches off abruptly. I have tried several combinations of lid closed/open, power cord in/out, but eventually the result is always the same. 2) When powering it on after these shutdowns, the trackpad does not recognize multiple-fingers gestures, requiring a restart. 3) The disk usage frequently goes up to 100% despite no ongoing activity. 4) Sometimes, pressing the power button to power it on results in the disk starting, then abruptly stopping, then restarting again several times, before the laptop finally starts. 5) The system sometimes freezes for several seconds, even the cursor stops, only to resume any input movement later.

I have tried everything in my knowledge: I updated the BIOS, the HDD firmware, installed all Windows updates, fresh-installed Windows, but nothing seems to work (although the HDD thing apparently solved the "always 100%" problem). I ran both Windows in-built check-disk and third party programs to check for errors on the HDD, but none showed up. I'd be really glad if it was something I can fix at home, since I really need this machine to study, so sending it to be repaired/replaced back at Amazon is my very last option due to time. Hope you guys can h... Read more

A:Possible HDD malfunction

LofB said:





I just got a new laptopClick to expand...

u mean....brand new???
 

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Please help!

Today I downloaded the latest version of Internet Explorer and shortly thereafter I received a message "USB Malfunction...Device not recognized" I was not sure what "device" the message was referring to.

After that, I noticed my LINKSYS Wireless Icon was missing not allowing me to log on to the internet. There are two other PC's on our wireless network which are working fine.

How do I fix this and get my LINKSYS Wireless Icon back???

Thanks,

Cheri

A:USB Malfunction???

go to device manager

in the device manager uninstall all listed usb
shut down

unplug all usb plugs
reboot twice
after that replug and check it.
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I have a Atapi 6x/32x dvd-rom. Recently, when attempting to insert and install any type of software...dvd or cd it causes my computer to crash and I need to reboot. Sometimes, at that point a warning appears during the reboot process indicating...fatal exception OE: page fault and lists too many numbers to repeat. Could this be hardware or software problems? I have a 2 year old micron 450MHz Intel II that required a hard drive replacement last year (13.0 GB Ultra ATA66 Hard Drive) after emmiting the "sound of Death" Any one have any clues? Thank you
Lisa.
 

A:dvd-rom malfunction?

For starters, go to start/settings/control panel/system/device manager/ cdrom tab, is it listed correctly , does it have any error indicators. If not, try selecting it, hit remove, reboot and reinstall the drive and software that came with it.
 

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It is dificult to type because as I'm going along, something causes my cursor to jump back in the middle of sentence. I am constantly having to go back and edit.
 

A:Key malfunction

Are you using a laptop ? Maybe the touch pad is too sensitive. You can adjust that in the Control panel I think.
 

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Hi, when i turn on my dell latitude 5430 i recieve a message on black background that says:

Fan malfunction
to continue press F1 key
to change setup option press F2 key
to run onboard diagnostics press f5 key.

I've ran onboard diagnostics but it did not find any issues. what should i do about the fan? the warranty is still up to date.

A:Fan malfunction

if it is still under warranty, you should call Dell to arrange for a replacement for the fan.

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My IE browser is erratic and doesn't show all graphics. Would you recommend a reset as a remedy? Have tried endless work a rounds with out success. Please advise
 

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Trying to open mail from my home page I am asked for confirmation of my password. A blank white page opens with the address bar flashing(?) Can anyone help? It started when I upgraded to IE10 so I reverted to IE9. The problem still persists.Can I completely uninstall IE and start again?
Attached is the page in question.

Herefordian

A:IE malfunction

Make sure all Windows updates are marked "Successful". If your mail is Yahoo, AT&T or any SBC company they're having trouble with the new mail so the problem might not be on your end.

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Results Found For: exe files start to open but instantly crash into a "run or save" downloads box, showing chopper pc as publisher for all exe files. I am chopper, and chopper pc is the name of my laptopp. if i hit run, its says "the
programs publisher coulden be verified. are you sure you want to run the program?            

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I have a laptop with a F1 key Malfunction, when Windows XP loads and my desktop appears it then loads help and support continuously, finally locking up the system.
My question is how can i stop F1 from running help, is there some windows service that i can turn off permanently? So that the F1 key means nothing? Replacing the keyboard is not an option for me at this time!

Thanks
 

A:F1 key Malfunction

You can disable the Help and Support service from the Services management console (Start > Run > services.msc), or from a cmd prompt: sc stop helpsvc, then sc config helpsvc start= disabled.
 

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Hello all,

Well, to get right into it, my PSU conked out. I shut down my computer (Start > Turn Off Computer . . .), it didn't automatically turn off like it normally does. So, I tried the power switch, nothing happened. Finally, I flipped the switch on the PSU. Obviously, it was off now.
The next day, I went to turn it on, and it didn't. I tested the power switch, it was fine, so the next thing to check was the PSU. Took it to a computer service store, they tested it, it was dead. I sent it back to the company, they sent me a brand new one. And that brings us to today.

I installed the PSU in my computer, hooked it up to everything (mb, harddrive, video card, CD-Rom, fans). I pushed the power button, the PSU lit up (it has a lighted fan on it) and the fan went on, this lasted about a second, then it shut off. Well, then I went through step-by-step:
- Connected only the motherboard to the PSU - turned on, stayed on, beeped.
- Connected the motherboard and the larger fan - turned on, stayed on, beeped.
- Connected the motherboard, larger fan, and the harddrive - turned on, stayed on, beeped.
- Connected the motherboard, larger fan, hard drive, and video card - turned on, stayed on, did not beep. (apparently it was beeping because there was no video output.
- Connected the motherboard, larger fan, hard drive, video card, and plugged everything into the back of the computer - turned on, stayed on.
- Connected everything listed above, plus the smaller fan, turned an... Read more

A:PSU Malfunction

Although there are things like power surges and lightning strikes that could kill a PSU, there is really no reason to try to come up with a scenario for what happened. Often they just die and it can be without warning. I think you are saying that now everything works. If the new PSU suddenly quits then you may have a problem that needs to be figured out.

The fan set up looks pretty standard.
 

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I wrote files to my 3.5 floppy disk in my xp's floppy dd and went to my friend's house and tried to read the files on her xp using her fdd. It said disk not formated!!?

Cause? Remedy?
 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop with XP Home Edition on it. All of my drives and devices connect externally and I access them through 3 different USB ports. A week ago I began having problems with my USB ports.

When I turn on my laptop, the devices (a mouse, keyboard and printer) initially are recognized and run well. Then I hear the noise from the comp as if I unplugged a device and my mouse, keyboard and printer are all no longer recognized by the comp. Sometimes I hear the noise as if I plugged them back in, sometimes I don't hear that noise but get an error message saying that my devices are not working properly and need to be replaced. All of my devices are in reality functioning properly. There does not seem to be consistency in when the USB ports stop functioning. During this time I am not touching the connections and at times am not even actively using the comp.

Do I have a trojan virus? or are my USB ports beginning to simply malfunction?
Any suggestions would be really appreciated. I can't do much with a laptop that cannot save a file to a disk or print a file. I have ad ware and spy ware removal tools (ad aware, spybot search and destroy, spyguard) as well as an updated firewall and antivirus (zone alarm suite) running on the comp. No major risks or problems have been found by these programs.
Thanks!

A:USB Malfunction

Try this: Go to start, control panel, system, click the hardware tab, and click device manager, click the plus next to Universal Serial Bus controllers, and right click and click uninstall on any USB root hubs. Then restart your computer and windows should detect your usb and reinstall the drivers.

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my computer just switch it's self on and it displays the HP logo and it switch it's self off again and it keeps repeating that..... need help please.... I can't work on it.

A:malfunction of PC

How about identifying your notebook with its complete product name or number. See the sticker on the box that it was delivered in.

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Can anyone help me here, my usb flash pen drive got malfunctions and i want to know how to repair or how to i get back my usb.
1.when inserted lights no showing
2.operating system says malfunction

so pliz pliz help
 

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I have left my PC working continuously for 3 months now and everything was fine .. until suddenly I heard a weird ticking sound wich after the computer freezed and stopped responding .. then each time I restart the problem occurs again and again (about 5 minutes after res.) ...

any Ideas what the problem is ???

and thnx in advance ...
 

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I keep getting this error "One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it". And if I leave my PC on to long the keyboard, mouse, and sometimes even the monitor stop working. I've tried unplugging the keyboard and mouse (which are not USB) and plugging them back in, but to no avail.
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks

Edit: It's a Dell Dimension 8400
 

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My IE browser is erratic and doesn't show all graphics. Would you recommend a reset as a remedy? Have tried endless work a rounds without success. Please advise.

A:IE malfunction

What version of Windows & IE?

Try resetting IE to the defaults.
In XP its Control panel - Internet options - advanced tab - reset button at the bottom right.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 805 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8159 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a, 32 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 833189 MB; G: Total - 953857 MB, Free - 716403 MB;
Motherboard: BIOSTAR Group, N68S3B
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I am experiencing a malfunction where sometimes my screen will partially or completely become covered with horizontal lines. It can happen at any time. On or off line. It happens in my photo program sometimes blocking out whole or partial pics. I can roll my mouse wheel up and down and it will disappear. It happens completely at random. I uploaded a screenshot to look at. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

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I have a current issue with my laptop that I would like some assistance on. When I go to play a computer game (such as DOTA 2), the CPU fan malfunctions a few minutes into playing the game and then intermittently switches off then on until I shut the computer off for a while. Is there any way to fix this issue? I have already updated my bios and it did not help.

A:CPU Fan Malfunction

Hi jdendrin,

First and foremost, please post your computer specs. Posting computer specs definitely helps us troubleshoot computer issues more efficiently. What is the brand/model of your laptop? Do you have warranty on your laptop? It's possible that the fan inside your laptop is dying.

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DEP processing is flaky. Setting /noexecute=OptOut and adding HP digital monitor to the exceptions list does not cause DEP enable for all processes.

No 'restart needed' popup is displayed....
?? CHROME, AVAST, FIREFOX all show DEP (permanent). All others DISABLED.....
?? setting /noexecute=AlwaysOn works, all processes DEP'd, BUT disallows HP digital monitor (can print, cannot scan or retrieve printer info).
I do have Administrator privileges but thought I noticed a popup (IIRC) re two items (processes?) not functioning, CIMV2? perhaps and one other. WBEMTEST checked for DEP 3 (OptOut), verified it was set (I forget the Superclass now, under root/cimv2).
Is this a Startup issue of some kind? Something not loading? GPEDIT under XP not helpful unless DISabling access to various options.
Thanks.... :-/

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when I started up this am everything on screen was smaller, icons, print, and everything. When i shut it odd last nite I used same procedure I always use. Have ran a virus scan and was clean. Can you help , please?
 

A:Malfunction

sounds like your screen resolution has changed, try right click on desktop and then click on properties, click on settings and change the resolution to a lower size.

Bill
 

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LAPTOP FUNCTION KEY MALFUNCTION

After installing the latest Win10 update my laptop?s function key default has been set to ?on?. This makes writing for a living, a hell of a lot harder than it already is. The laptop is a Toshiba Model L775D-S7226.

It was upgraded from Win 7 Business to Win10 Pro x64; but not from BIOS to UEFI.

Here?s what I?ve tried so far:

Entered both FN and Function into Windows Search without any results except web based ones (which seemed odd),

Pressing and holding FN with the below keys
alt
ctrl
delete
end
esc
home
ins
numLock
pgdown
pgup
shift
spacebar
Windows

Entered the BIOS, set it to revert to ?default settings? and then re-booted.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4

Laptop: Toshiba Model L775D-S7226.

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit

Processor: AMD A6-3400M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0

Processor Count: 4

RAM: 5610 Mb

Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6520G, 512 Mb

Hard Drives: C: 282 GB (63 GB Free);

Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, TKBSS

Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled;
Panda Protection
 

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For the past week, when I boot up my computer,  I have been getting a new icon in the system tray and a box which comes up and contains the following:
 
One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned. Windows doesn't recognise it. If I try to close the notification it comes back immediately and stays there for some time and then disappear later as if the USB Device is now working.
 
When I click ed on the notification a new box "USB Device Not Recognised" box and I have attached a screenshot.
 
I'nm not sure what I can do with this as everything appears OK on my computer.
 
Any ideas please?
 
Thank you
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A:Malfunction on USB Devices

Go into control panel and delete all usb controllers, reboot windows will reinstall them the glitch should go away.

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I have a two-year old Twinhead notebook. The problem with it is its 'Alt' key which seems it is always being pressed. When i type 'f', the file menu appears, when i type 'h', the help menu appears. other keys seem to jam when this problem occur. It also affects the clicking of the mouse due to malfunction 'Alt' key. Sometimes it is ok, but most of the time, it goes haywire...can anyone help? Thanks very much.
 

A:Malfunction 'Alternate' key!

Sounds like either your keyboard needs cleaning, or it needs replacing.

Because it`s a laptop you have, it may be better to have this done by a professional, particularly if you`re not comfortable in taking your laptop apart.

Regards Howard
 

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Well I'm having a problem, obviously.

I installed a new Seagate external hard drive to my computer to free up some space and deleted all the files that I put on my external drive. Now I'm having an issue with a text document.

I open the text document and instead of text, it shows only boxes going in a straight line way to the right of the file. I've tried changing the size, font, even the color and what the file is saved as, but nothing seems to be working. I had this problem the same day with a different file, and I chalked it up to not having used the file in a long time and just deleted it.

Nothing traumatic to the computer brought this on. I didn't lose power, install any other softward, or turn the computer off before it happened. I was working just fine on the exact same document, and when I closed the document for an hour or so to take a break and then tried to open it again, all I got were boxes.

Is there any way I can recover the text that was in the document?
 

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First time I have run into a problem I could not solve myself. I have a Coby TFTV2224 LCD TV that I am using as a monitor connected by VGA, which is the only port on this emachines POS.

The problem is that no matter what settings I have in nVidia control panel, resolution, refresh, etc.. the screen blinks out and comes back like it was just turned on. The power light never goes off. even better.... the input randomly changes from VGA to component or sometimes AV or HDMI, even more rare it will work fine for a period of time then the tv will randomly mute and unmute itself.

I had thought it was a driver issue, but after installing new drivers for motherboard, chipset, graphics, it seemed to clear up only to come back, not as frequent, but still came back.

I now have a fresh install of Windows 7 with automatic updates done, and nVidia graphics drivers.
What should I do? Where should I turn?

Thanks,
foulmouthbarnowl

$*#&% *#*@ #$&*#

EDIT: I have tried an LCD pc monitor and it works fine, all normal vga monitors work, just not this HD LCD.
 

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Hi, ive posted here before and i have to say this site is one of the best.

but short story short heres the problem im having. Im getting a pop up box that says my hardware is malfunctioning. I'm guessing the hard drive is about to go out, but i think i can save it.

Let me know if you can help
 

A:Hardware Malfunction

Download a program called HDD Health.
 

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We are experiencing massive amounts of failures within the keyboards of refurbished chromebooks.Out of roughly 300 units we have had failures of about 50 within 6 months.  typically it is the (8) (i) (k) (.) keys that fail.currently we are having to purchase replacement keyboards at 80$ apiece from the HP parts store. Are we the only ones experiencing these kinds of issues? I would think that if 20% of units are failing so quickly that HP might have a bad refurbisher or need to recall these units?

A:keyboard malfunction

Hi, Have you tried using an external keyboard  and is the laptop up-to-date?Is this happening on more than one Laptop?What OS is the laptop on?What is the model of the Laptop?

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I'm trying to set up a wireless network but I get a message that the flash disk is write protected. How do I remove the write protect? Also, the disk no longer shows up in 'My Computer' as 'Flash Disk' but as SOFTWARE'. Is the disk knackered?

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hi, i am new here and not sure where to post this. i think its a hardware problem so i will post it here

my computer seems to be refreshing/displaying poorly. sometimes text doesnt show up , graphics display is what looks like 16-256 colors, if they even display at all , then the soundcard, which is onboard also is messed up. when i play audio it sounds like aliens are trying to make a radio contact with me. at first i thought it was a drivers problem so i uninstalled my display drivers <my card is made by ATI, and is a radeon 9200 chipset> and i reinstalled my drivers but the problem was still there. so now i am thinking that my videocard is damaged but if my videocard was damaged then why would my onboard soundcard be effected as well. this made me think that maybe it could be a problem with directX so i downloaded the latest directX9.0c. i ran the tests on Glide and Direct3d, the tests on Glide in the video tab worked fine but when i ran the test for Direct3d. the cube with the directX logos wasnt even a cube shape. everything was spiked and the thing really had no shape at all. also the static is strongest when you run the sound tests in dxdiag. so now i think that i think that i just have some nasty software glitches. so i reformated my harddrive<i only have 1 harddrive> and i reinstall windows98. at first with the basic SiS AGP drivers installed the problem seemed to be fixed. except for the messed up colors. but thats normal because i didnt have any real d... Read more

A:motherboard malfunction???

From your post, I understand the problem does not show up until you installed the newest ATI drivers. If that is correct, D/L and install a set of older drivers. Make sure you uninstall the ones in use now first. I use the same video card as you. It is not the greatest thing around. And updating to the latest drivers ain't gonna make it any better. If you use heavy graphics or play serious games, invest in a "real" vid card. Good luck.
 

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I recently had to rebuild my PC because I was unable to login into it in normal mode. It is not rebuilt, but it seems when I run updates it either freezes during the process or something. Last night, there were 113 updates that I waited for about an hour and a half to complete. The next batch there was 91. I left my machine on all night so it could do the 91 updates. When I went to bed, it was at 48, and when I woke up it was at 48. Now, after restarting, all I'm getting is

"Preparing to configure Windows...
Do not turn off your computer."

It's been saying this now for at least 10 minutes. Is there something wrong here???
Very frustrating!

A:Updating Malfunction

Do you install sp1 first?

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Okay so this graphics card has been used for say, a year? Then one day the fan started malfunctioning. It would spin for a bit, then stop. sometimes it still twitches a bit. Recently I cleaned the card but still nothing. Anyone know how to fix this?

A:Nvidia GTS 450 fan malfunction

hi, try downloading a program like MSI Afterburner and try to manually set the fan speed.

What edition of GTS 450 have you got?

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My speakers worked fine forever and a day. Then I shut down my computer and moved it from my office to my house. I installed all the wires and power to all components and to my surprise, the speakers do not work at all. No sound, no nothing. I have shut down and unplugged everything and put it all back together again and still nothing. I have a green light on my speakers (telling me that they have power) and the plug is color- coded on the back of my computer. I have a 7500 compac presario with jbl platinum series speakers. PLEASE someone have an answer so that i can return to listening to my cds and watching movies on my pc. Thank You.
 

A:speaker malfunction

Verfiy that your speakers work on another setup or you can try some headphones in the speaker jack.

If that's not it, verify that sound is turned up and nothing muted in the mixer control panel.

Look in device manager for any problems

Make sure your audio card didn't come loose in its slot.

In control panel under sound and audio devices or the equivalent check that everything looks right (correct audio device, speakers enabled)

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The DVD Burner model is a Sony Dvd Rw Dru-710a

Ever since i cold booted my computer while my driver is burning a CD.. My DVD/CD burner wont work anymore on CD's.. it can't read any kind of CD's, but can read DVD's. Can someone help me on this?
 

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Following a major glitch I had to clean my hard drive and begin again.However, iTunes is behaving oddly.When I select either 'Audio' or 'Music' tracks, whilst the picture linked to any track changes as I move from one to another, the sound is locked to the very first track in those listings.Is there a cure for this?
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A:iTunes malfunction

Try recreating Itunes Library, http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1451. Hope that should work
 

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