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Unable to start Data Collector Sets after running it for few hours. Access Denied error after few hours

Q: Unable to start Data Collector Sets after running it for few hours. Access Denied error after few hours

Hi folks,

We need to run a Data Collector Set, to continuously monitor performance of some machines. We created the DCS from a Basic template, configured and started ok.?
However, few hours later the DCS stops, and we get "Access Denied" error when we try to re-start it.?
Deleting the DCS and re-creating it resolves the issue for few hours, but then again the DCS stops few hours later with "Access Denied" error.?
We can not figure out what is causing it. ?
The issue happens to all our Windows boxes, old and new, running different OS, from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2016.?
Any ideas?

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I have a non-admin user trying to administor a Windows 2008 R2 Server by using Perfmon.
When they try to create a new Data Collector Set (user defined), getting to the end and clicking finsh (simply following the defaults and also put the set into a folder with full user rights). Get Error: "When attempting to create the Data collector Set
the following system error occured: Access is denied"
I followed this article :
User is in local groups Performance Event Logs / Performance Monitor USers / Has Log on as batch Job permission. I have tried starting perfrmon by 'run as Administrator'. I have also turned off UAC.
They can start an exisiting user defioned data-set just not create a new one. I notice the directory doesn't even get created when you click finish, it's only when you start it that the direcotry is created.
What permisison have I missed?
Thanks team!

A:Non-admin with perfmon - Unable to create new Data Collector Set : Access Denied

When creating the data collector set you need to ensure it runs under the account you are logged in as (or more specifically is a member of the Perfromance Log Users Group)
From MS article you listed:


If you are a member of the Performance Log Users group, you must configure Data Collector Sets that you create to run under your own credentials.

Please advise if this resolves your issue Pedro1974

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I've already asked the
question regarding auto-starting the data collector sets and have posted MS's answer - now it seems the issue can be much broader: I failed to make my user defined data collector sets start according to their schedules, for example:
I created a test data collector set (with several CPU counters), saved it as a template and tested it on Windows Server 2008R2 and Windows Server 2019:


I've tested various user defined data collector sets on all my Windows Server 2019 computers - physical and virtual, domain and non-domain joined, the result is always the same - the data collector sets just don't start and the following event(s) get registered
in the Diagnosis-PLA log:

Here's the codes' description -

No issues arise when starting the data collector sets manually.
Can anyone tell me if it works on your computers with Windows Server 2019?


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I need help with custom configuration data collector, log must include:

CPU load and what process load processor the most (at any given moment - even if the process starts only once and only while).

CPU load done! But I dont know, how to get processes with biggest load.

I will be very happy for any assistance or a link to a guide  ...


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I've stumbled upon this section of windows and it seems full of info,
Looking at the pc performance after booting showed an excessive write to my ssd (C drive) with the bootckcl‏ log, digged a lil more more into logs and found in the Computer Management > Performance > Data Collector Sets, a handful of them.

TL/DR - Can i disable these logs? can I utilize them to my benefit? Do i need them?
How to disable if i can?

Regards, Avi

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We have enable the counters for week to do the analysis of the Memory and CPU Utilization in our 2003 Server.
Report got generated with 14MB file , however when we tried looking for the report we unable to find any collector information showing up on it and when we tried to pull the report with PAL tool found no output , could you please let us know any other action
need to be taken care before we enable data collector set in server 2003  32bit 

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I have placed a couple of user defined data collector sets on my machine to monitor remotely a number of other servers.
I left those data sets running for a round a month and I want to stop them now.
Every time I select any of those data sets and click the stop button, the stop button grays out, leave it for a considerable time, then refresh ... but nothing changed. the data set stays in running status.
I tried this with all the remote monitoring data sets, but non of them stopped.
The size of the data set is increasing uncontrollably and I have to stop them, but I don't want to delete what has been collected ...... How can I do that?

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So I'm at my friends house, and I'm doodling around on one of his older Sony Vaio Desktop computers (Windows XP)... go away, come back, all of a sudden I get these pop-ups telling me about a virus alert. Not to worried. Then I see that the virus protection happens to be Antivirus System Pro. Start to get a bit worried. This thing hijacks the computer within a few minutes. Disables the McAfee Security Center. I can't access the internet outside of their little "Buy now" website. Can't open Task Manager as I keep getting notifications of it being 'infected' and hence 'un-usable'. So now I realize I have to fix this manually. However before I delve deeper into it, I decide that maybe I can start in Windows Safemode, and still have a chance at an easy fix... Low and behold I restart and come across a screen that says this:'We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully, arecent hardware or software change might have caused this.If your computer stopped responding, restarted unexpectedly, or wasautomatically shut down to protect your files and folders, choose Last KnownGood Configuration to revert to the most recent settings that worked.If a previous startup attempt was interrupted due to a power failure orthe Power or Reset button was pressed, or if you aren't sure what caused theproblem, choose Start Windows NormallySafe ModeSafe Mode with NetworkingSafe Mode with Command PromptLast Known Good Configur... Read more

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Windows Server 2012 R2

I created a user defined Data Collector in PerfMon (running as administrator) based on this post:


The Data Collector is listed under the the Data Collection Sets | User Defined | Server Manager Performance Monitor | My Data Collector.

When I right click on Server Manager Performance Monitor then choose 'Start' I get the following window:
[Window Title]
Performance Monitor
[Main Instruction]
When attempting to start the Data Collector Set the following system error occurred:
The operator or administrator has refused the request.

My user account is in the local Administrator group as is Domain Admins which I'm a member. I also added my user account to the local perfmon groups.

I also made sure the local Administrators group is in 'Log on as a batch job' in User Rights Assignment. As recommended on some other troubleshooting steps. 

Still not working, any other troubleshooting ideas? Most of what I've found relates to Task Scheduling and I'm able to create in there without issue.

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I have been trying everything to get bits service to work.As i am not a IT specialist i need help

Took advice from a friend.He messed up and now windows update etc. wont work>will post anything that is needed as i said i am not a IT person.

Also the memory and disk usage is very high.Disk spikes to 100% for no reason
Memory also is high but only running chrome

Please assist!!!!
Niel Erasmus

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Hey everyone,

I have a ASUS windows 8 system (64-bit) I bought slightly more than a year ago. After 6 months, I got the Kernel_Data_Inpage_Error blue screen (like this image: ) once in 10 days or so. I neglected to address the problem then. Totally regret it! Its frequency slowly started increasing and today I got it almost once every hour.

It does not happen at start-up like I read in some forums but while I am randomly working. The error message appears and the system automatically restarts. I have a major presentation for school coming up in a couple of weeks and would like to fix this at the soonest.

I ran disk check on my C drive and it said there were some problems and I went ahead and requested a repair. Once its complete and I ran the disk check again it still says there are errors and I initiated the repair again. Not sure if its fixed this time. D drive had no problems. I also ran the memory diagnostics tool - no memory errors were found.

I really really appreciate any help I can get! Thank You in advance

A:Kernel Data Inpage Error blue screen appears once every 2 hours! HELP!

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Hi people

I have been having a very bad boot problem lately its been around 2 weeks now and now its taking a right mickey

So every time i Boot my computer it load and logs me in after a little while it just restarts automatically
After it restarts it won't log me in also the screen would just stay blank i have to keep on switching it on and off at least for 1 hour till it would start up properly i also get this blue screen error
STOP: 0x000000A5 Click to expand...

My hardware is this

Intel Pentium D
250Gb Hard drive (this has been partitioned to 150Gb and 100Gb)
My motherboad can be found here

So please can anyone help me I now cant even login or access safe mode when trying to get in to safe mode it loads some files and get stuck at crcdisk.exe

Can it be a Hardware problem?

Thanks for your time

A:Vista boot error+1 hours to start

Which OS? If Vista, which version & service pack? If SP1 or SP2, when did you upgrade?

If 7, when did you install 7?

Do you have a Windows OS DVD?

Which steps have you tried? I wouldn't want to bore you or offend you by suggesting steps you have already tried. Send links of sites from which you have found advice.

Thanks for including the facts about safe mode!
Yes, it could be a hardware problem. Have you run mem diags, from the Vista OS or advanced options menu, for > 8 hrs? If not, do so. Which HDD, brand, model, model #; IDE or SATA? Run the drive manufacture's diags, or drive fitness test from support > downloads at www.hgst.com

HDD manufacturer diags here: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

Which add in boards? Are you the builder?

Boot the computer with only mouse, monitor, keyboard & power. Any progress?

Ram; 1 x 2 GB or 2 x 1GB or 4 x 0.5GB?

Anything on the BSOD about insufficient_system_map_regs ?

Here's a solution for 1 person with the crcdisk.exe halt.

Do you use hibernation?

source: http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169929


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Hello Tech Support!
I have been experiencing an unstable desktop pc for about eight weeks now. I need help!! This pc is eighteen months old, purchased from ibuypower. It is running the original OS, OEM win7 64 bit which I freshly reinstalled last week. BSOD crashes, hardlock crashes, distorted image followed by a loud buzzing. Replaced the video card with another XFX AMD Radeon HD 6870, still crashing. Updated video driver, updated BIOS, ran disk check, ran sfc /scannow no integrity violations, ran mem86 for ten passes no errors, removed two memory stixs still crashing, put stixs in other two slots, still crashing. Tried two other stixs still crashing. Temps look good.
Have not tried driver verifier yet. A complete noob here. Would you please help me?

A:BSOD + loud buzzing Hours and Hours tied up

Asus M4A87TD EVO AMD 870 AMD Phenom ll X6 1090T Black Edition Six-Core CPU 8 GB DDR3-1600 XFX AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB 850W PSU Cooler MAster HAF 922

oops. Here are the specs. Thought they would show up with my name. Sorry about that.

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 the duration of my laptop  HP Pavilion 15-ab269sa has reduced to 2 hours 40 inested of 7 hours 

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Hello all...

Befuddling problem as I am pretty tech savvy but for whatever reason I can not get windows update to quite "checking" for update:

So far....

1) Downloaded SURT, ran fulling with no reported errors

2) Ran SFC with no reported errors

3) Get no windows update error codes...it just runs and runs and runs with no results

4) CBS.zip attached.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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My AVG scan has been running for 18 hours. I finally stopped it, hoping that this would speed up my computer which has been EXTREMELY slow. But that didn't help. Any ideas?

A:AVG running for 18 hours

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Hi all Teckees!

Been running for 48 hrs with not one application error or Windows error.

I've enclosed my 'Hijack This' log. Do you see any security risks or spy ware?



Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 10:59:19 PM, on 12/18/2003
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Compaq\Easy Access Keyboard\nhksrv.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Atguard\iamserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Stardock\TrayServer.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost 2003\GhostStartTrayApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Compaq\Easy Access Keyboard\MMKeybd.exe
C:\Program Files\Desktop Architect\datray.exe
C:\Program F... Read more

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Sorry in advance if this is not in the best discussion space.

Windows has started chirping at me randomly, don't know why, sort of two guitar thumps like (uh-oh - my interpretation.) Trying to figure out the racket, I see there are events being generated (possibly unrelated, but the only thing showing as a problem right now) that says:

Data colelctor set Performance failed to start as <user> with error code 0x80300045

Some indication "out there" suggests this might be a problem related to too many folders, but without explanation. Suggestions?

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I have an old XP laptop which used to work pretty well, but became "spare" after a shuffle-round of the family's computing assets, and something better became available.
Now I have a need for a simple machine to collect data from a radio via USB cable, it won't be connected to the net or even my LAN in any way so it doesn't need all the usual security, and  the fact that XP is no longer supported is not an issue.  The machine (if working) and XP have all that's needed to just get on with the job.
The problem is that just before I stopped using it, it used to take a long time to start, doubtless for all the usual reasons explained in many posts here, and I am working my way through fixing this.  The issue that I am stuck with right now is that System Mechanic scheduled a disk check on the next start up, I started up some 17 hours ago and DSKCHK is still running - v  e  r  y    s  l  o  w  l  y.
We are up to 47% of the free space check.    Surely at this point, there is very little in the way of rogue software running that could cause slow operation ?   Is it possible there is a hardware problem and if so, what ?   It was running reasonably well up to the point when I closed it down and restarted.
I shall let it run and see what happens, but am rapidly coming to the conclusion that the machine is heading for the recycling tip.

A:CHKDSK running for 12 hours now....

Well...IMO, you already have 2 strikes .
1.  You have System Mechanic installed on your system.
2.  You presented your situation here...after (not before) doing the chkdsk.
I can't think of much you can do, at this point.  There is no way to cancel the chkdsk that I know of...and, if your hard drive is failing, running the chkdsk command is NOT what you should have done.  The right sequence of action would have been to first move any valued data files from the hard drive...then run a reliable hard drive diagnostic to assess the functional status of the hard drive.
Chkdsk is not a hard drive diagnostic...it's a file system tool that only concerns itself with the partition on which it is run.
At this point, there is little I can suggest, other than to wait for scan completion...then attempt the steps I proposed as what should have been done.

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I have had this computer for a month now and it is consistently getting a BSOD after around 12 hours of it running. It can happen when I'm browsing the web, playing games or even if I'm just sitting in teamspeak. I have taken the pc back to where I bought it for hardware test, which they said the hardware was fine. When i think I have fixed the error a new pops up in the next 12 hours. Any help will be appreciated.

Thank You,

Attachment 313118

A:BSOD after 12 hours of running

Possibly Overheating.
CPU Temperature Free Software, RealTemp. - YouTube

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I'm preparing to post the need for help with a computer that I think has malware on it. Part of this process is running the RootRepeal tool. It has now been running for nearly 20 hours. The progress seems slow. Is this a problem? Should I start it over or halt it's operation somehow?

I'm running it on a Gateway with Vista Home Edition.


A:RootRepeal now running for 20 hours

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.It is NOT normal for Rootrepeal to run for 20 hours. What symptoms does the computer experience that you suspect malware?Orange Blossom

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Hey guys, I wanted to do a fresh install of windows on my computer and ran the clean all command to do so. However, the command is still running after a full 24 hours and the only sign I have that its still working is the blinking cursor. The drive is 2tb so I figured it would take a while, but 24 hours seems a bit much. Any ideas?

A:Clean all still running after 24 hours.

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

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So my computer is fine with Ark, I run it very well on high settings with a 1050 ti, an i7 6700k, and 16gb of RAM, (Win 10 64 bit) however, with my brothers computer, he can run it smoothly for about 2-3 hours before it starts lagging/stuttering HARD. Our internet is fine, 100mbs, He has an i5 6500, 8gb of ram, and a 1050ti as well. We have tried putting all of it on Low, but the same thing keeps happening. Any ideas?

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As a guest on your site, I took your recommendation to use AdWCleaner. It has now been running for over 12 hours. It's been on the browser cleaner for several hours. It looks like it's 90% to finish. I hate to start over but not sure if I should have done this in safe mode. I had hundreds of malware on my laptop. Vipre got the 83 Trojans but I had so many browser hijackers. What to do next? Wait and let in run all night? Stop and start over tomorrow? Thanks.

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New laptop. While setting it up I went to HP Assistant checking for messages and updates. There were five updates waiting to be downloaded and installed.  I checked for them to be installed.  This has been running for over the past 24 hours.  This seems to me to be taking way too long for this.  My question: Is this normal for this operation to take this long?  Thank You 

A:Using HP Assistant, updating is running for over 24 hours an...

MarGar57 wrote:New laptop. While setting it up I went to HP Assistant checking for messages and updates. There were five updates waiting to be downloaded and installed.  I checked for them to be installed.  This has been running for over the past 24 hours.  This seems to me to be taking way too long for this.  My question: Is this normal for this operation to take this long?  Thank You Hi, The answer is no. There are couple of things you should check.First check the version of HP Support Assistant. How?Go to control panel, Look for program and features the look for HP Support Assistant.If you cant find it press Windows+R then type appwiz.cpllook for HP Support Assistant then check the version of it located to the far right corner of the windowTake a note of the version... Then Go to hp.com/supportType the computers product number to the long search boxScroll down a bit then look for Software and drivers in a blue box then click GoYoull see the list of drivers. Just scroll down then look for Software-SolutionsUnder it youll see HP Support Assistant and the version.Compare it from the one that you have from the control panel. Ex.If the version from your computer looks exactly like this the version from the website looks like this then you need to update it Note: Make sure to look closely at the first digit of the number. If its higher that means its updated so update it If HPSA (HP Support Ass... Read more

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Since I turned on my computer over 4 hours ago svchost has been using at least 50% of my resources. When I look at services one of them is Windows Update. I have WU set at manual to keep Win10 off my system. I tried to restart but that did not fix. Is
this another Win10 background thing that has been using up my resources all year? I wish I could just say no to Microsoft on Win10!

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I am runing Windows XP on a Dell Inspiron 1520. Recently I recieved a warning message about a disk error on D:/Temp (D:/ is the partition where Windows is installed). Windows recommended me to do a Check Disk. I tryed doing that and it told me it will do it automatically next time the OS starts.

When I turned on my computer it started the check disk, it passed fine through the first 2 stages and it got to the part where it's recovering orphaned files. It's been doing this for about 50 hours now and it recovered about 360,000 files in directory 72 so far. All files are of the form httproxy_long line of letters and numbers.

The problem is that I kind of need the computer so I can not live it doing this indefinitely. I was wondering what are my options and what are the risks.

Thanks for the help,

A:Check disk is running for 50 hours now...

No risk in turning it off and restarting.

This is a classic symptom of a failing hard drive.

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I have a friends comp, It was put together by a computer shop. Has 4 gb ram, 500 gb harddrive. been running vista ultimate with no problems for months, then it just wouldnt boot up, black screen. Not really any errors.
I put the vista disk in, trying startup repair, but it has been running for over 12 hours now, im pretty sure it shouldnt take this long. I just tried to cancel it, but it says cannot cancel startup repair.
Should i just reboot and try something else? should i just let it keep going??
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:startup repair running for 12 hours

Hi mdoggy39

I know vista and windows in general has a painfully slow install at times, but that is silly!

Sounds like there might be a harddrive problem, have you got a spare drive you can test with?

It could be any number of factors though to be honest, but I would start with the harddrive as that sounds mighty slow!

Let me know what you try out!


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Yeah, I've had my computer running for about 2-3 hours now, and I've already found infection. I had saved some files onto some disks and floppies and brought them over to the "new birth", so it's possible that's how I got them. Other possibilities too, I guess?

I ran a few virus scanners, and it deleted a few files and renamed a few others. I seem to have killed part of the trouble, but would like to make sure I get as much of it out as I can. So, here's my hijackthis log, short and sweet.

Thank you for your time and help. :)

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 8:02:54 PM, on 1/6/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\hijackthis.exe

O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Bar Ding lolt] analiz.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Bar Ding lolt] analiz.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [RSPC Driver] rqbq.exe
O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &... Read more

A:Hijackthis log on a machine 3 hours in the running

Is that your entire log? Sems very light......if you have, plz don't edit anything out.

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that Display the contents of System Folders' is checked. Windows XP's search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that Search system folders, Search hidden files and folders, and Search subfolders are checked.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore. Click Apply and then OK. Restart your computer. After we are finished with your log file and verified that it's clean, you may turn it back on an... Read more

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My computer has started to log off very slowly (10 to 20 minutes..) and now it periodically shuts down all applications and will not allow ANYTHING to run, msconfig, task manager, nothing, must restart to be able to do anything with the computer. The event is preceded by the warning of not enough space in the page file. Here is the HiJackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:45:49 PM, on 04/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\A... Read more

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i have a desktop and basically when i go to school i leave the computer on for 10 hours and 6 hours just to game. since i use it for a server for my music and i stream music from it to my phone. So will it somehow decrease the life of my pc if i do this? Or its okay?

I assembled my PC around 5 months ago and its going strong and i dont want it to die

A:IS it safe to keep a computer running for 16 hours?

Quote: Originally Posted by Japjeev

i have a desktop and basically when i go to school i leave the computer on for 10 hours and 6 hours just to game. since i use it for a server for my music and i stream music from it to my phone. So will it somehow decrease the life of my pc if i do this? Or its okay?

I assembled my PC around 5 months ago and its going strong and i dont want it to die

As long as you have adequate cooling, you should be fine. I have had systems run without shutdown(other than restarts) for months on end. Hard drives have a finite number of spin up/downs anyhow, so the less you do, the longer it should last. (In theory anyhow)

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I have Windows 8.1 pro and using it for usb connected data acquisition device (http://www.ti.com/tool/ADS1232REF) 
system_thread_exception_not_handled wdf01000.sys 
Minidump Files:
Any help would be appreciated,

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I'm using Excel 2007. I have a workbook that tracks the utilization rates of people. In the sheet entitled '2007 Actuals Utilization' I have columns with individuals last name, first name, department, etc and then in the columns also go out by month which have the hours available in a month, how much vacation time is taken and their hours worked. This is a salary based workbook, so the % show up are based on an individuals hourly salary rate.

The salary rates change 1 March of every year, so I have 2 sets of salary data located on another sheet entitled 'salary'. Every individual has an employee id (7 digits), but I don't use this.

There has to be a way (rather than using a simple multiplication formula). What I currently use is this: =U68*Salary!D120

U68 are the hours worked and cell D120 in the salary sheet is that individuals salary. This data is calculated and the number is put into a new cell.

There must be a way in which I can paste a spreadsheet which shows everyone's rate within our company and then when I have this cell, it will automatically pull the salary rate for the individual (on that row) and multiply it with the hours worked.

This is probably easy, but I've tried using VLookup and I keep coming up with errors.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Formula to pull salary data & multiply with hours worked

Welcome to the forum I am Ricardo Montabon and Slurpee55 is playing the role of Tatu during this introduction. **cues Slurpee55 to yell De Plan De Plane**
You need to make the D120 cell reference Absolute. When you copy a formula it is what you call a relative cell reference meaning it is relative to where you copy and paste it. So you would paste that formula to one row udnerneath of where you copied it the formula would then look like =U69*Salary!D121. You will notice that both row indicators have changed since it is relative to where you copy and paste the formula.

Conversely if you copy and paste it into a different column the column references would change as well. The $ sign in excel means "always look in" or what Excel refers to as Absolute.

So taking that same formula =U68*Salary!D120 and copying it one row down setup like this =U68*Salary!D$120 will change it the formula to =U69*Salary!D$120. You will notice the second cell reference has not changed but the first has. The $ sign told the second cell reference to always look in that row. The column however would change right now since there is no $ sign in front of it, if it was copied one column over though. The easiest way to cycle through absolute ($A$1) relative (A1) and mixed ($A1 or A$1) references is the function key F4 on the keyboard while editing or typing out the cell reference.

Edited for clarification and proofreading.

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I'm following your instructions to remove Rocket Search and I have installed AdwCleaner and it has been scanning my computer now for seven hours.  Is this normal?  If not, what should I do?

A:AdwCleaner scan running for seven hours - a problem?

G'day 36empire, and to BC
Are you following one of the tutorials in BleepingComputer ?
If so, can you provide me with a link to it please ?

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I have tried three different times to install an update the the HP desktop assistant says is available.Every trime the screen show three blue boxes floating around in a circle. it does this for hours.  

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PC (Asus P7P55D, i5-750 2.66GHz, Radeon 5870 1GB, 2x2GB DDR3 1600 ) is giving me BSOD with "memory management" and a BCCode of 0x1A.

No new hardware added and no USB devices connected other than keyboard. Only new software in recent memory is a codec for MKV video.

Ran memtest86. It had ~5 successful passes through my RAM. Sometime during the sixth, the screen became corrupted and all the text was more or less filled with some funky symbols.

I'm not sure how memtest works. Is this a symptom of bad RAM? Is it a symptom of something else? Currently re-running memtest and on pass 6 with 0 errors.

Should I be testing with only 1 stick at a time?

Also, I have an identical machine available (which includes that MKV codec). In theory, I 'may' be able to just swap HDs and see if the problem occurs on the "good machine." That would lead me to believe its a SW issue instead of a HW issue.

Any thoughts/recommendations? Thanks in advance.

A:Memtest crashed after running 3 hours with no errors

Also try Prime95: CPU - Stress Test with Prime95 - Windows 7 Forums (run the Blend test as well as the SmallFFTs test)

You could try swapping the HDDs. I have got a similar situation to work before, it simply required re-activation of Windows within 30 days (which you do not have to worry about seeing as the swap would be temporary).

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Hello, I helped a friend with his broken HDD, ran chkdsk on it , after 120 hours it had gone up to 45% only and I got a bluescreen while playing dota 2 so chkdsk was interupted, when the pc jumped back I could access the HDD but it was super slow and after a restart I couldnt access it anymore, I unplugged the HDD thought it was gone forever and today I got another BSOD while I was on youtube. I got really scared cause I have had tons of trouble with this PC but after I switched out a damaged motherboard it all dissapeared and the PC was finally working 100%.
I deleted the old dumpfiles cause they were from when my motherboard was broken, if you find traces of the old dumpfiles, ignore them cause that problem is solved, its dumpfiles from july (its 2 of them) that are making me scared if I made a big mistake letting chkdsk run for that long on a bad hdd :/

SF diagnostic tool file:

SF_19-07-2014.rar - Speedy Share - upload your files here

Thanks in advance I would be soo glad if I can fix this!

A:BSOD after running chkdsk for 120 hours on broken HDD

Have you ran a SMART diagnostic you may acquire from the HD manufacturer?

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Our home computer is an hp pavilion 576x, and runs Windows XP. We have been having quite a few problems with speed and performance issues lately. On Friday (Oct 1) my mother received a blue screen error stating the computer shut down to protect itself from corruption or loss. We began a Full System Scan using Norton Internet Security at about 10 am Saturday (Oct 2), and it is still running! At this point it has scanned 326,600 items and running. It hasn't gotten stuck on one file as far as I can tell, as the text above the Scan in Progress bar keeps changing. Should we stop the scan and do something else? Please help as I am WAY out of my depth on this. Thanks!

A:NIS Full System Scan has taken 24 hours and is still running.

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I'm still working on Excel 2003 (with Windows XP) and am trying to set up a sort of time and motion spreadsheet where there will be types of work down the side, dates across the top and then whoever is filling it in will put in relevant entries, in minutes. I would like to be able to include totals at the bottom of each column and at the end of each row of entries but I can't get Excel to add up the entries. I've formatted entries to h:mm and am ensuring that each entry is in the correct format i.e 0:45 but the totals don't change when a new entry is added. They will change if I redo the formula! Any help would be very much appreciated.

A:Keeping Running Totals of Hours & Minutes

Hi fireblazer, and welcome to TSG.

Do you have auto recalculation mode enabled?

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Hey guys,
So today I decided to leave my computer turned on while I went out of my house to do something.
When I came back, as usual the Windows automatic maintenance was running. So, I moved my mouse to tell the computer it was no longer idle so it would stop the maintenance. Usually it does stop, but this time it didn't. I've tried pressing "Stop Maintenance" in Action Center only for that to do absolutely nothing, I've tried rebooting, I've left the computer for 5+ hours to complete this maintenance and it's still going! Yet, all the while there is no CPU or disk activity visible in Task Manager.

So, let me get to the point. What is happening? Why won't this maintenance stop? Is there any way I can see the progress of this maintenance?


A:Windows 8.1 Automatic Maintenance Running For 5+ Hours

In the elevated command prompt type sfc /scannow and return.

Failing that try selecting a system restore point prior to when the problem started.

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My windows freezes after a while, I cannot open anymore applications or open background applications and I cannot shut it down either (except for force shut downing). This is a real problem, I always have to force shutdown the computer. It does not display any error messages.

A:My windows 7 freezes after a few hours without applications running

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Computer - Sony Vaio
OS - Vista

I cannot do a system restore from safe mode and hence accessed through pressing F10 (Recovery center). I selected system restore and it has been running for 2 hours.
The system restore pop up window states "Finalizing file restore" and its been there for 2 hours.
Please advise as to how long I might need to wait.


A:System restore process is running over 2 hours

Hello Raguchak,
It does sound like a long time for system restore to do its thing.
I don't think you are going to be lucky enough for this to finish, it can sit there for hours on end doing nothing.
Can you tell us what prompted the restore, there is not a lot that cant be fixed on Vista, so, if you tell us the problem that prompted the restore, we may be able to help.

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So I've recently built a new computer, which consists of an intel i5 4690k, ASUS Z97-A ,8gb ram, samsung ssd and a seagate 1tb barracuda. while I was browsing the internet, programs and services started to run very slowly, to the point where the internet connection died, and my computer then proceeded to BSOD. I figured it was a blotched windows update that caused the BSOD, as i had previously interrupted the update. After restart, I successfully updated windows, and everything went smoothly. However, today, I was still nervous about to the BSOD, so I ran LinX and prime95 to check system stability. About 2 hours into Prime96 torture stress test, the Computer BSODed on me while i was showering. I have not overclocked anything in the system. I'm starting to worry that there may be some hardware issues I'm unaware of, and I will need to find out within the next day or two in order to return those parts. Thanks to anyone that can solve this issue, or give me some insight. DMP files 1 and 2 are attached in accordance to BSOD 1 and 2. EDIT: forgot to attach .zip files.

A:2 BSOD's within 24 hours, once randomly, other while running prime95

Bump. Would really appreciate if someone could reply ASAP, as I need to return parts by tomorrow if hardware is at fault. Thanks.

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Okay. My HDD seems to not be working. I got the black screen of death with a cursor with Windows 10. I used the Windows 7 install disc to try to reinstall on a HDD that we pulled out of my sons xbox. It loaded Windows 7 and seems to be working fine. Nothing else on the computer besides Internet Explorer 11 and Chrome.

Last night I started to run Windows Update. When I woke up this morning, my computer had turned itself off. So I started it back up and ran Windows Update again because nothing happened before. I started it this morning about 9am. Its now 9pm and its been running all day and still is.

I went into programs and it appears something may have happened at some point today because there are a few updates that were installed. Odd because update never did finish and I didn't tell it to update like when you have to click on things you want updated. Maybe it finally just showed up from the Update I tried to run last night. ????????????????

I know very little to nothing about computers. It just seems like a very long time to run the update and I wanted to make sure that its still working right. I thought maybe its just not doing what it is suppose to or something.

Could it actually take this long and still be looking for updates? I used a Dell provided Reinstallation DVD Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-Bit.

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im not sure why my pc is doing this, but for the last few months, it hasnt been performing like it used to.
heres the deal. i turn on my pc, and everything works fine.
i can run ie explorer, soul seek, limewire, etc....any program.

then after a few hours, i cant open any program.....

its like i will double click on the icon, and then nothing will happen.
i even use control+alt+delete and see that the program is technically running, but it just doesnt open...
what can i do? i paid alot of money for this pc and i have to keep restarting it every day and im afraid that can be wear and tear on my pc!

A:My Programs Wont Open After A Few Hours Of The Pc Running.

What are the specifications of your system (what CPU?, how much RAM, how big a hard drive, etc)?

If it's a major brand, we can figger this out from the make and model of the computer.

What do you use for antivirus and antispyware protection? Do you have a firewall running?

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Apologies if this is in the wrong forum, this is my first time here. If this post is too long, I can try and condense it.

I usually leave PC in sleep mode, last night was no exception. I am used to it occasionally turning itself back on every few days (not sure why) so no surprise to see lights on my comp when I woke up. However, the screen was black with white text, with an error message something to the effect of the system being unable to locate the boot drive. Restart did nothing. I went into BIOS to swap my other internal HDD into boot drive but there's no Master Boot Record on it so the BIOS only saw my primary drive and DVD drive.

I booted into Win7 DVD and tried to auto repair which didn't work after reboot. Trying to recover from system restore gave me an error. I attempted to do an in-place upgrade with Win7 to perhaps rebuild the MBR but it wouldn't let me use the upgrade option since I needed to be within Windows. Tried the custom install, it didn't even recognize my main HDD, it only saw my lesser 500GB WD drive and I wasn't about to choose to overwrite one of my partitions.

I shut down the computer and went back to sleep perplexed. I woke up, turned on PC one last time (Was about to go out and buy a new HDD to install Win7 to so I could try and recover my missing HDD's files). Interestingly enough, the system asked me if I wanted to boot into safe mode because it was shut down improperly. Now it boots into Windows just fine with no problems.

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A:Unable to locate MBR or HDD until system shut off for a few hours

THe HD may be overheating.

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