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Yoga S1 (20CD) Strange HDD password behaviour

Q: Yoga S1 (20CD) Strange HDD password behaviour

Hello to everyone,I'll need your help. I installed a new, fresh Win 8.1 operating system on my Yoga S1. I also mount a new Intel SSD in the place of the old HDD. So it's way faster now I need to have a HDD password, also a start-up password. So, i set the same password (I'm sure, double-triple check it) for supervisor, power-on and HDD password. I enabled the password on restart option.So here is the problem - when i power on the Yoga, it asks for the power-on pass. I enter it and it is corect. Then, it shows that it enters the HDD1 pass automatically and it is succesfull. The system boots and it's fine. But when i press Restart from Windows, it powers off, ask for power-on pass - correct, then it asks for HDD1 pass. It's the same and should be automatically filled, like in cold start. Ok, it enter it manually, but it is incorrect. I also tried with blank pass, but without succes. So, after three incorect passwods, it freezes. Then, I power off completelly, start again, enter the power-on pass and it's fine, it boots the OS. So, it's not working on restart, but cold starts are OK. As I said, I checked many thimes that the passwords are the same. Please advice guys.Thanks to everyone

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Preferred Solution: Yoga S1 (20CD) Strange HDD password behaviour

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: Yoga S1 (20CD) Strange HDD password behaviour

Do you still have the 2.5: drive also? I have seen this behavior once before in a machine with a 2.5" drive and an M.2 SSD. It turned out that the problem was related to the 2.5" drive, even though the bad pw showed up on the M.2 drive at restart. My 2.5" drive was originally from an HP and there was something screwed up in the HP firmware that interfered with the M.2 drive. It took me a long time to figure out what was wrong. It also might have the same symptoms with an HP SSD

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Hello everybody,I have a slightly obscure problem with my fan which occurred for the first time about a week ago then again twice today.  The problem is that my fan suddenly goes to full speed only to immediately afterward die entirely, then it sounds like he tries to recover but quickly goes to full speed and the whole process repeats. One cycle takes about 5 Sec. and it keeps doing this even if I reboot in between. After quite some repetitions (i guess of order 20-30) he keeps running on the highest stable fan speed for a few minutes and then shuts down, which seems to be indefinite. The first time happened while running Windows whereas the other two times happened within Linux, in neither case high fan speed was required (typing or surfing where all activities). In Linux, i have XSensors installed which allows accessing some fan speed data. It turns out that the full speed bursts are depicted by 65535 RPM which then goes down to 0 RPM. The permanent highspeed state was once at 9500 RPM and the other time at 7800 RPM. It seems that 7800 RPM runs longer than 9500 RPM before it drops to 0 RPM and stays there.  There is nothing specifically which I could identify as an origin of this behavior, but since this is my working machine I am seriously worried. Also the sound it makes in the initial "burst"-phase really is annoying. I really have no clue what to do so any help is welcome. Thanks a lot in advance,Michael

A:Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga: Strange Fan behaviour

Which version yoga?(1, 2, 3??)
 
What are the temperatures?

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Hi, An update of Lenovo System Interface Founddation to ver 1.0.071.04 caused strange behaviour after switchig to tablet mode. Tiles (which used to show instantly) just blink and disapear. You have to touch the screen to make them back again. It happens only if I swich to tablet mode from empty desktop. The problem dooesn't occur if any app is opened on the desktop. 

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Hi,

I am confused about my Internet Explorer’s behavior about storing usernames and passwords. I have the following questions.

1. IE doesn't offer to save username/passwords for a few sites – is this issue specific to the website?

2. For some websites, it stores the username password pair, but doesn’t login automatically. That means I see empty login boxes. As soon as I click inside the username box, it prompts me with a username and when I click the username, it quickly logs into the site

3. What should I do to make sure that my IE stores usernames and passwords for all sites and logs into those sites automatically every time I visit the sites?

Thanks.
 

A:Saving username/password - IE's strange behaviour

Why would you ever want IE to cache your passwords? This seems like a recipe for disaster.
 

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After I turn off my yoga it happens sometimes that it does not start when I turn it on, so I have to use a paper clip on the button below. before I get turned it on.

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I have an old Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga type 20CD. Recently I lost the system after a Windows 10 update.It took me a month to get the Lenovo recovery CD because the BIOS of this machine is locked.I found myself under Windows 8.1.The PC ran for 2 days but failed as the SSD was in poor condition.So I bought a SSD in the trade identical to that of the machine with a similar reference Lenovo. After formatting, the repair CDs refuse to install the system.I think they are good but they are intended for recovery only and do not recreate the proper disk structure.Who would have the solution to recreate this structure? I almost succeeded (UFI partition in fat 32, partition MSR, partition of data in NTFS but I can not create the locked system partition (1000 Mb) I could have done it using the commands in CMD but they no longer work under Windows 10 (for example SET DISK or other instructions that worked previously are no longer recognized.How to do it?Help!

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Lenovo Yoga 20CD will not power on after shut down yesterday. When I plug in charger the red dot above the "i" blinks three times. I have removed battery, held power for five seconds and put battery back in, no change
 
 
Mod's Edit: Updated model information in Subject line for clarity.

A:Thinkpad S1 Yoga 20CD will not power on

I'm facing the same issue. Suddenly it won't power on. Only LED indicator blinks when plugging in the power supply; and the LED turns on for a few seconds without plugging in the power supply. Beside that nothing happens. Any clue how to solve this? I've checked the connectors but they look ok. I've also tried resetting via "reset button" on the backside. further I've tried several sequences pushing the power button and holding it for 30 - 60 seconds.So far nothing helped. Any clue? Thanks. 

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Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

A:S1 (20CD) - How to increase battery life on my Yoga?

Good day and welcome to the community.Please provide more information about your system (model, OS, recent updates, etc), otherwise it will be difficult for the community to assist you. We will also be able to confirm that your post is in the proper forum.Regards.

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My wife's Yoga just today stopped charging or turning on.  It was working seemingly fine before and would last several hours on battery (so don't think the battery was at the end of it's natural life).   The little blinky light on the over no longer blinks when plugged in.  There's 0 sign of life.  Here's what I've tried: 1) Hold power button for 20 seconds (both with and without power plugged in while holding before plugging back in after)2) Push the reset button with a pin for 10 seconds (again, with and without power plugged in)3) Used voltage meter to validate 20V from power supply. Also tried a second power supply.4) Removed cover and used voltage meter to validate 20V at board soldier points for the power jack (so power reaching board)5) Checked all chips, hard drives, connectors that were readily visible to make sure they were tight. Nothing when plugging back in. Questions:1) Anyone know of any common remedies or things I can look for?2) Any general guidance on getting something like this fixed? (ie, send to Lenovo, find a big name store like Best Buy, other?) Thanks!

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Hello Everybody My Keyboard don't response, after change the trackpad. Thank for Help me Hugo

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After running updates the computer will no longer POST.Turning on power only boot cycles (turns on for 3 seconds, turns off, turns on etc.), screen is black, no POST.Possibly a BIOS update fail? Need to spend a grand to get a new MB?? Tried removing the battery, drain power, use only power cord. No luck.

A:After update ThinkPad Yoga, 20CD cannot POST!

I wish they would stop pushing BIOS updates other than at the request and guidance of support, they seem to fail too often and brick far too many systems.       You can usually perform a Boot Block Recovery on modern motherboards, but I do not think Lenovo has implemented that technology on their laptops for security reasons, but you might still check with Lenovo Support to see if they have any options short of replacing the system board.  BTW:   Does your system have the emergency reset hole on the back side of the case, and if so have you tried unplugging it from the power supply, and then pressing it for about 10 seconds or so?  (see item #1 on page 46 of the Hardware Maintenance Manual) Hardware Maintenance Manualhttps://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/s1_yoga_hmm_en_sp40a26742_01.pdf

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Hello Everyone! My ThinkPad Yoga was my daily laptop for years until it stopped charging. I replaced the wall adapter in hopes that it would be a cheap, easy fix, but that didn't work any better than the original one. It won't turn on and the red charging LED (the dot on the i of the ThinkPad logo) doesn't light up anymore. I'm waaaaay out of warranty so I'll need to replace any needed parts on my own. Where do I start for troubleshooting this?

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I need to find the bios date and time of a Thinkpad Yoga type 20CD-0034UK,When I access the bios I can see the time in the top right corner but can't find where the date is shown? 

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Hello Everybody My Keyboard don't response, after change the trackpad. Thank for Help me Hugo

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Long story short, i erased everything and performed a clean install of Windows 10 64bit and the computer stopped shutting down or go into sleep mode. I had Windows 8.1 64bit, i upgraded it to Windows 10 about a year ago, when it first came out. The upgrade went almost fine, some bit issue with the OS but nothing serious, so i went on till i decided, to correct those little issues, to perform a clean install.  So i downloaded the media creation tool, the version with the anniversary update, and erased everything, but keeping the recovery partition. After the install, i started having troubles with entering sleeping mode or shutting down the laptop.I installed the power management driver i found on the site (n1cku04w). With that I can shut down even if it strangely blinks a few times before shutting down. I can enter sleep mode and wake it up properly if I do it from the start menu, but if i close the laptop or try using the power button takes me to a state where OS is sleeping and HW is still awake, so i can't do anything apart from force it off. Strangely too, the driver on the site is overriden from another version i recieve from System Update app. But, with the version from System Update app, i can't even shut it down properly, the OS dies but the HW is still awake and fully functioning leading me to kill it pressing the Power Button. Anybody have faced the same issue? If somebody with the same laptop still has Windows 8.1 can he tell me, someh... Read more

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Simultaniously my keyboard backlight, touchpoint and trackpad stopped working. They do not appear in device manager and reinstalling drivers did nothing. On Lenovos advice, I purchased replacement palmrest, trackpad, keyboard etc and fitted them successfully but this has made no difference. Could it be a power management issue? I've updated PM drivers. Motherboard damage? As far as I know no water or physical damage has occurred. 

A:Thinkpad Yoga (20CD) trackpad and keyboard backlig...

Also I've done various system restores and reinstalled Windows 8.1

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Hi all,Recently bought the Lenovo Yoga S1 (20CD) 2-in-1 laptop.I was wondering if anybody knows whether it will work with a stylus? And if so, is there a specific brand of stylus it would work with?I have tried it with a Medion writing pad stylus and a Panasonic tough book stylus, and it doesn't work.It has a "dummy" stylus on the bottom right corner.I'm wondering whether certain models simply do not work with a stylus (even though the touch screen works).Any suggestions or advice is much appreciated

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Hi there, hopefully someone can help me. Back when my laptop was still under warranty, I complained to Lenovo about the many scratches I was getting on my screen from using their pen. I don't press hard when I draw, and I even bought replacement nibs just in case there was something sharp on the one I was using. Alas, nothing helped. This didn't happen on the last tablet Thinkpad (X61) I had! At the time, I couldn't afford to send my laptop in to get it repaired. I was in the middle of a VERY busy college year. But now, the scratches are so numerous, it's really affecting my ability to work on it. Is there a way to just... replace the matte finish? Looks like it's like a screen protector to me. Is that something I can purchase on my own, or would I nee to take my laptop to a repair place to get it put on correctly? I tried to see if I could take the thing off myself, but I can't even get my fingernail under a corner. I HOPE it's a screen protector of sorts, because there's no way I can afford replacing the entire screen.

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Hello all. My laptop used work perfectly until the day I decided to remove all the extra stuff by doing a clean install of Windows 10.  I predownloaded all the drivers I would need and then did the clean installation.  Now I have an issue with my wifi.  It randomly drops connection to wifi and is slow to start working again.  After coming out of sleep it does not automatically reconnect to the ap and I have to trigger it manually.  Separately (i think) when coming out of sleep, the login screen does not respond to the keyboard and I am forced to use the mousepad to click or a touchscreen swipe to get to the password field. What I'm seeking is an official list of drivers that are required for a clean windows 10 install on a thinkpad yoga series 20CD.  If order of installation is critical, please give this also.  I believe I downloaded everything available from the support page but just want to be sure.  Sometimes not all drivers are available when filtering by OS "Windows 10".   Thanks in advance. Laptop specs are:512gb ssdmemory card slot2.4/5 n/ac wireless 7260ac w/bluetooth   

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One of my end users has a ThinkPad Yoga 20CD-00BYUS. He's one of the few users in my organization with a Lenovo device. His hard drive failed. I've purchased a replacement, but don't have any setup/recovery media. Is there a way to obtain this? I can't seem to find a way to do so on the Lenovo site, at least not for a device out of warranty.

A:Yoga 20CD hard drive failure - recovery media

If the machine has been upgraded to windows 10, you can download (free) from Microsoft.  To obtain the media to recover your machine to its original configuration, you can call 1-800-426-7378 and tell them you need to purchase a recovery set for a machine out of warranty.
 
I will add that Microsoft does not make it easy to apply security and driver updates to a newly-recovered windows 7 system.  If you had win 7 and you ever want to upgrade, now is the time.

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Hello, One of our ThinkPad Yoga goes into an endless loop when attempting to reboot. The O/S was upgraded from Windows 8.x (as shipped) to Windows 10 (MS free upgrade) a long time ago and there have been no previous issues restarting. I believe the version of Windows is 10 Home Edition. The HDD is almost fully utilised (1 gig free). Irrespective of the options taken, on boot up the screen flickers what looks like a CMD window in the top left of the display twice very quickly, then after the Lenovo splash screen is displayed:Preparing automatic repairThen Diagnosing your PCAutomatic RepairYour PC did not start correctly Restart just continues in the loop irrespective when continue or repair is selected. I?ve taken Advanced options:Continue ? Just continues in the loopUse a device ? I?ve tried creating another rescue boot disk from another yoga without a CD Rom ? attempting to create it on a USB stick but the create repair disk in Windows 10 Pro doesn?t allow USB stick as an optionSystem restore point shows me 4 states however when selecting any I get the message the backup drive cannot be foundI can access a CMD promptStartup repair - couldn?t repair your PC  see log file c:\Windows\System32\Logfiles\SrtTrail.txt.  I?ve attached this file that I copied to USB via the CMD Prompt.  I have renamed the file from txt to doc. The error message in the log file states The operating system version is incompatible with Startup RepairHow... Read more

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My S1 Yoga, 20CD-00B1US, is stuck with the screen off and the power LED stuck on. When I try to push or hold the power button it beeps two short beeps and the LED stays solid. I was running the Lenovo Bios Update Software directly from their site. The power cord was plugged in and no other programs were running (aside from background programs). Now it is just stuck like this. Any thoughts or help would be great. I can't even get it to force shut off. Thank you in advance!

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Ok, please bear with me as I'm not very 'tech'

I have 3 identities in OE. When I want to switch identites, say, go from A to B I click on B and then OK. I'm then asked if I want to keep the internet connection for the next identity and I click YES. Then, I'm prompted to choose an identity because
"There is no current identity.
Select your identity name below. To add or modify an identity, click Manage Identities"​Very irritating to be asked twice every time so to avoid this, I thought I would go to Manage Identites and click Use this Identity (I chose A) when starting a program. When the window re-opens, it's back at A and not B.
I don't understand.
I am running XP and have OE 6.
 

A:Strange OE behaviour

Anyone? *sob*
 

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Dear friends,

I am facing a problem in my XP box last two weeks. I am not able to connect to internet in evening and it seems some problem in DNS
lookup. But when I run netstat, it shows some TCP connections already established to some IP addresses as shown below, all connected
to port 9030. These connections I can see only when I could not connect to the internet.

Is this caused by any maleware?? Could any master please explain this please?

Please help...

magiclamp.

Relevant part of the "netstat -a" output.
TCP user:1420 66.228.127.27:9001 FIN_WAIT_1
TCP user:1421 87.106.27.17:9030 ESTABLISHED
TCP user:1422 85.25.148.13:9030 ESTABLISHED
TCP user:1423 91.65.222.187:9030 ESTABLISHED
TCP user:1467 85.17.116.166:9030 ESTABLISHED
TCP user:1469 88.198.206.70:9001 ESTABLISHED
TCP user:1470 217.172.60.111:9030 ESTABLISHED
TCP user:1472 87.106.79.223:9030 ESTABLISHED
TCP user:1477 82.245.46.210:9030 SYN_SENT
TCP user:1478 85.228.101.105:9030 SYN_SENT
TCP user:1479 79.165.94.162:9030 SYN_SENT

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I have Win XP SP3. From 5 days, there is unknown thing is happening in my PC. Files in my PC shows it's extension in the name of that file.

Like Notepad file name is "New Text Document.txt"
MKV movie name is "Salt.mkv"
This happens with MS Office files, mp3, video, images etc.

I think there is something wrong in my PC. Help me.

A:Strange behaviour!

It's nothing bad, you can of course change that.
Open a directory you want, can be C:\Program Files f.e. but not C:\!
Then navigate (I am currently using polish version so I need to translate things; it may make a little difference):
- "Tools" from top menu
- "Folders options" or something similar
- "View" tab
and there you can change if extensions are showed or not.

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Hello everyone.

Every once in awhile the computer starts freezing up and I can not do things such as open task manager or close window, programs will stop responding and then I will be unable to do anything except move the mouse because explorer shuts down and I can not start it again. Or it will begin doing it and I will restart but when I do it hangs at the windows logo when booting and will not start in safe mode or boot off the system repair disc. It will either just hang at a windows logo when I try to boot from the disc or load but when I click repair computer it hangs again and never loads the repair segment. I am pretty much stuck until I turn it off for about seven minutes then turn it back on and then it will allow me to get into system repair, perform a system restore and ect.

Any ideas on what is doing this? A virus maybe? A bad install of windows? Ram? I need some help narrowing this done and getting it solved before it does some damage.
I run:

Acer Dual core
3GB Of ram
Windows 7
Nvidia graphics card.
(I apologies for the lack of computer spec details. I would check exactly what my specifcs were if the computer was not in the process of being turned off so I could system restore it...)
Any help you can give would be much appreciated.

A:Strange behaviour

Download System Information for Windows (SIW free version)No installation required.After it scans your computer, navigate to Hardware>Sensors and post all info from there.

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Hi,

I have a toshiba laptop which is behaving strange.

1) For example, in MS Word when you type 'h' - it pops up with Find and Replace with letter K in "Find What"

2) Close the box and type h again and it locks the computer. I have to log back on again

3) Type 'y' and it inserts 0=7y5ou

the next time i type 'y' it inserts 78y5
I have scanned the computer for viruses - but have found none!

So what could it be?

Please help.

Thanks
 

A:Strange Behaviour!

Does this happen ONLY when you are in Word?

Raybro
 

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I have a home-built PC that has been running ffor some time now quite well. However, a few months ago after performing a routine disk clean-up and defragment the OS failed to start. The only way to fix this is to do a system restore via the start-up recovery part of the windows OS.

If it is of any significance, avast found a rootkit in the C drive under Xaramin's software directory, under the name dynDNS.exe (I think but not sure, definitely had DNS in the name!). Could it be an infection causing this? Disk check was supposed to be launched during boot but I have seen no evidence of it happening.

The full PC details are below:
- AMD 8350 CPU
- Gigabyte 7950 Radion HD graphics card
- 16GB RAM dual channel at 1866mhz
- Asus m5a99x motherboard
- OCZ vertex 3 120GB SSD
- Western Digital Green hard drive
- Generaic CD drive
- Windows 7 Pro 64-bit (virtualisation enabled via hotfix for bulldozer CPU's)

Any ideas of why this could be happening? Also is any more information needed?

Thanks guys!
 

A:Strange Behaviour

You didn't defrag your SSD, right?

Otherwise, it may be a good idea to visit the malware forums and get your rootkit cleaned up.
 

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I live in Kolkata and use a Wishnet Unlimited Plan from my LCO - Tariff : Wish Net Private Limited : Best Broadband in Kolkta

for the past few days whenever I try to access a few sites, I have to pass the cloudflare security check
"
One more step
Please complete the security check to access"

The page also says - "If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware."

Being curious I searched about my ip on https://www.whatismyip.com/, & The follwing result was displayed -
Check The ISP Name
The Ip is also blacklisted in McAfee RBL cidr.bl.mcafee.com
The ip address is different from my wan ip on my router page.
Is my browser hacke or something? Pretty terrified.Please help

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In the last few days whenever i load something or try to install something A window opens saying Please wait while ATI Catalyst Control Center configures itself and then it tries to start installing the control center although it is already on the computer.
This means that it is almost impossible to uninstall or reinstall anything most of the time on this computer.
I think it started when ATI tried to update itself and it couldnt finish it for one reason or another.

If someone could help me with this problem it would be more than appreciated as it is becoming extremely annoying!!

Thanks

Madforit

A:Strange XP Behaviour

Uninstall the ATI driver completely (http://ati-software-uninstall-utility.updatestar.com/). Then reboot and download and install the current driver and see if that helps.

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Hi,

I am at a loss here i would be grateful for any help. I'll set the scene.
XP Sp2 slipstream
Asrock 1333 mainboard core 2 duo & 8800gts 2gb ram.
Fully updated windows and drivers. Scanned with uptodate avg and spybot.

The problem is hard to describe after a while of using ie, msn, wmp or office etc. Strange things happen as in the pictures. Then by closing say ie, msn the program goes away whilst this problem is manifesting i cant- Use crtl alt del it just gives the system error beep, right click on the task bar, start new tabs in ie. Its hard to get examples of the problem as the computer is so unuseable when it happens eg i cant start a screen grabber as they tend not to work. Starting programs like paint equally makes the windows error sound. Basically anything that uses the windows gui breaks. Anyway here are some pics. I'm sure i've had this happen before and i fixed it but now i've forgotten what i did!




http://picasaweb.google.com/paul.sobek/Problem/photo#5144301660581359474

paul.

A:Very strange behaviour

First let's check and make sure that your Windows files arn't corrupt. Insert your XP CD into the drive and go to RUN. Then type "sfc /scannow" w/o quotes. Then let it do its thing. This will replace any corrupt windows files with good ones off the CD.

BMR777

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Im having an annoying problem with AVG for some reason it randomly starts scanning,even though auto scan is disabled ...when it does this my computer freezes ...its showing two icons in the notification tray,the second one saying AVG running scans,I can right click on it and stop all scans but cannot exit out of it ...the icon remains there ....AVG itself appears to be ok ...I really would like to be able to get rid of that second icon ...the O/S by the way is Windows XP home .....
 

A:Strange behaviour from AVG

As far as i can see, there may be several problems/solutions:
1. Go to task scheduler, should be located in accesories. See if AVG is scheduled to do anything in that.
2. It may be one of the many bugs of the new AVG. If it is this, the only thing you can do is go to option 4 until grisoft fix it.
3. Go to MSConfig via Run, msconfig. Untick AVG if it is in the Startup Tab and/or the Services tab.
4. Uninstall AVG and use a different AV, such as avast or avira.
 

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My desktop PC is behaving a little strangely over the last few days.It is a self built machine running 5 operating systems managed by BootIt BM. I have Win XP Pro, Win7 Ultimate 32 & 64 bit, Ubuntu and Win 8 Enterprise trial. The problem I an having is with the Win 7 installations. It started with Google Toolbar becoming invisible. It is installed and enabled but all you can see is a grey line with an X at the left hand end. No icons, search box or wrench icon are visible. I just thought this was a problem with IE as I had fairly recently installed IE10. My day to day OS is Win 7 64 bit and this is where I first noticed the problem. I searched for problems relating to toolbar and Win 7 64, founfd some bits but nothing I tried changed anything. The other noticeable thing was that whenever toolbar dissapeared the browser would become unstable and would throw up Script errors, particularly when trying to launch another web page. IE itself would often also freeze.
 
I am running Bitdefender TS 2013, scans from which showed nothing. I have also scanned with Malwarebytes, Spybot and Superantispyware, none of which revealed anything other than the usual cookie reports. I also did a rootkit scan with spybot but it didn't show up anything that I thought was significant.
 
The only other thing that makes me think it might be some sort of virus or malware is it wont allow me to download certain things, such as Superantispyware. I had to download the portable version v... Read more

A:Strange Behaviour

Probably best to repost this info with a DDS log from the guide below, run from the infected OS.Preparation Guide Let me know if that went well

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Every morning my PC boots normally then freezes after about five minutes. I power it down completely then re-start it and it usually then operates correctly for the rest of the day.

Rarely there are BSODs with inconsistent messages - by which I mean that these are rarely the same,- "reference by pointer" being one.

I have cleaned the machine physically, re-seated components, checked for infections, updated drivers, run system file scans, reinstalled windows.. I'm beginning to think that there may be a motherboard issue but would welcome any thoughts.

A:Strange Behaviour

Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum): Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions Please use Option 1 as it provides Event Viewer logs.

Also, to help with figuring out the freezes, Please do the following:
- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog))
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).

FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504

While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility: HWMonitor CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

Finally, although this is experimental for me, you may want to try this report:





Press Win and R to open the Run dialog
Type in "perfmon" (without the quotes) and press "Enter"

In the left hand pane:
- expand "Data Collector Sets", then expand "System"
- Right click on "System Diagnostics" and selec... Read more

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Dear Members,
 
my PC has Windows 7 and Bit Defender installed. Since few weeks when I switch it on I am presented with a screen where I have to choose which OS I want to manually boot (actually there only W7). After that, when I log in as a User I notice that Bit Defender is always switched off.
 
If I try to run Bit Defender in Rescue Mode at the start up I always get this message: "btd-LD01 not found". Furthermore my PC has become extremely slow.
 
I suspect I have been infected but Bit Defender cannot find anything but using TDSSKiller of Kaspersky I get 8 suspicious files that I did not dare to delete before getting to know exactly what is going on.
 
Any clue?
 
Regards
 
Michele Annoni

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Hello Mikkihiiri -
Please list those 8 suspicious files that TDSS finds in the scans.
 
If you do not have them saved from the scans, then re-run the scan and post them.
 
I can find no links to ""btd-LD01 not foundbtd-LD01 not found"" so they may be your problem
 
Thank You -

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I am getting some very odd reactions from Internet Explorer in that when I browse various sites the information shown in the browser is often out of date, for example, on a message board it might show seven posts and then when I click on the 'refresh' button it will show the actual amount of 12. This doesn't only happen on the first visit to the site, if I leave and return straight away ,it does it again. Just recently every time I change sites I am getting a message saying: "this site doesn't have a security certificate etc" and the site won't load until I click "continue anyway" - maybe there is no connection between the two things, it just seems to have started since this browser information problem.

I have run all the usual security checks: AVG, Spybot, Microsoft AntiSpy, etc.

I have also cleared the browser of cookies and temp files.

If I go to the same sites with another browser there is no problem.

There is something anti in the browser because when I try to use my email account it shows message panels saying "can't continue due to xyz", these panels carry adverts and are nothing to do with the email providers - I have checked with them. If I use another browser such as Firefox or Opera there is no problem.

Apart from this, everything is working very well - I did get hacked and this brought windows to a standstill, but with help from this site I have got things running good again, well 95% ...just this browser to sort out.
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My friend has a ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB and he has had weird rendering artifacts or something it happens in the following games Halo, Black Hawk Down, Pro Race Driver (only when 32-bit Z Buffer - on), CnC Generals here is a pic from Halo for any ideas
 

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latest ati driver
 

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when i press "ctrl + alt + delete", the task manager screen only appear 1 sec or less, and it just close. it's the same when i try to run "msconfig" or "regedit", the screen or menu will open then suddenly close, like when you press "alt + F4". i can't do the registry editing or changing the windows startup option now.
anyone experince this? please help.

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Hiya

Just to be safe, I would do a quick virus scan:

http://housecall.antivirus.com/housecall/start_corp.asp

Also, go here and get SpyBot:

http://security.kolla.de/index.php?l...&page=download

click the online tab to search for and download the updates, then shut down and relaunch SpyBot.

Go to the Settings tab > File Sets, and uncheck 'System Internals' and 'Tracks' .
These aren't needed for our present purpose, and you can always experiment with them later on.

Finally, after closing down Internet Explorer, click 'Check for problems', and have SpyBot remove all it finds 'Fix selected problems'

you may have to run spybot more than once to clear everything

Remove everything pre-ticked in Red

Regards

eddie

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Hello

Since a few weeks i noticed a strange behaviour on my comp.
My os is win7 Enterprise and every time i startup i have to logoff and login again to use my keyboard,however my mouse is working properly.
Anyone a clu how to fix this besides making a new account??

Frans

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Welcome

Sevral things you can try. You can repair corrupted files. Go to search type cmd, then right click and run as administrator. In the cmd prompt, type sfc /scannow.

If that does not work, you can try a repair install
www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html?filter[2]=General Tips

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Dear BC,

I am actually unsure this is a virus or similar but I am also unsure where to post my problem so here it goes:

I have browsed this forum a bit before posting and found a topic that looks similar albeit not 100% the same as mine, here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic453600.html

In my case IE9 has recently started to behave strangely in similar ways:

- Sometimes when I start typing in a new field in a webpage the cursor suddenly jumps up to the address box and the box starts to flicker rapidly and cant do anythng else. The only way I have found to stop the flickering is to press the Tab key.
- Other times when I start typing the page simply changes to the home page. Also the adress field starts flickering and I need to press tab to stop it.
- This events tend to happen on average every 15-20 minutes or so, although it seems quite random.

Note: I believe I do not need to attach a "Ark.txt" since I am running Windows 7 64b

Any help appreciated!

DDS (Ver_2012-10-19.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.9.2
Run by Inigo at 18:01:54 on 2012-10-26
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.45.1033.18.12279.8450 [GMT 2:00]
.
AV: Avira Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {F67B4DE5-C0B4-6C3F-0EFF-6C83BD5D0C2C}
SP: Avira Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {4D1AAC01-E68E-63B1-344F-57F1C6DA4691}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps.===Please download ComboFix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop. For information regarding this download, please visit this web page: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofixLink 1Link 2* IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your DesktopIMPORTANT....1. Close any open browsers.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.3. Do not install any other programs until this if fixed.How to : Disable Anti-virus and Firewall...http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.htmlDouble click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts. When finished, it will produce a report for you. Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt Note:Do not mouse click ComboFix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stallNote: If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link --> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.htmlNote: If after running ComboFix you get this error message "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion." when attempting to run a program all you need to do is restart the computer to reset the registry.===Third party programs if not up to date can be the ca... Read more

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Hello.

I am using UK's BT Broadband, and it wasnt' working very well till last days, but it was ok, now it changed into a nightmare.

1. My router stats:

Code:

Showtime Firmware Version: 3.24
Line State: SHOWTIME
Modulation: G.dmt
Annex Mode: ANNEX_A
Startup Attempts: 1
Max Tx Power: -38 dBm/Hz
CO Vendor: TEXAS_INSTRUMENTS
Elaspsed Time: 0 days 2 hours 16 minutes 7 seconds

Downstream Upstream

SNR Margin 11.3 21.0 dB
Line Attenuation 60.5 31.5 dB
Errored Seconds 2603 68 <----- What's this?
Loss of Signal 0 0
Loss of Frame 0 0
CRC Errors 5282 68 <---- What's this?
Data Rate 576 288 kbps
Latency FAST FAST

I had this kind of stats for months, but it wasn't working very bad, it was dropping connection couple of times a day, it was annoying but I could live with it. Up to a certain limit.... What might be the reason for this? I have conexant router and I've heard it's not very good, should I change it?

2. It all went worse yesterday
I didn't change any settings, didn't install any new hardware or soft, but now transfer rate is at 5kb/s. I checked for viruses with Avast (result: PC was clean), I checked for rootkits with BlackLight (result: PC was clean) I am also checking it with Windows Defender atm (nothing so far). I use Windows Firewall. Pings are slow, 1000ms to most popular sites on average.

After I turn the router off for 30 seconds and turn it back on, connection is good for 1-3 minutes, then it goes slow again... Read more

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i have 3 users in my computer. two of them plays video files along with audio sound fine through VLC media player. in the third user however the VLC media player dont play audio sound though it shows video. the video files work fine in cyberlink power media, windows media player and video application with the audio sound in 3rd user settings. youtube also works fine for the 3rd user

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stupid me, the sound setting for VLC player was set to mute

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hi,i have something in my PC that doesn't allow to work properly.Some parts of start menu disappeared,the screen is blue-it has a picture on the desktop,some office documents can't be opened,when i'm at the chat room the PC "talk alone" using my nick name i just watching it,tried to scan with MBAM but it doesn't start.I use Windows XP/Pro version 2002,SP3,have two accounts-administrative one and user one and now can't start a safe mode with second one.Any help?

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This infection family will also hide all the files on your computer from being seen. To make your files visible again, please download the following program to your desktop:Unhide.exe Once the program has been downloaded, double-click on the Unhide.exe icon on your desktop and allow the program to run. This program will remove the +H, or hidden, attribute from all the files on your hard drives. If there are any files that were purposely hidden by you, you will need to hide them again after this tool is run.Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking How to enter safe mode(XP/Vista)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. >>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refe... Read more

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I'm running IE7 on Vista 64-bit. It is definitely set as my default
browser.

As of a couple of days ago, URLs will not longer work outside of the
browser.

If I type a URL directly into the Start Menu's "Run" box I am told
that:
"This file does not have a program associated with it for
performing this action. Create an association in the Set Association
control panel". If I click on a link within Windows Live Mail, the
same thing happens.

The problem manifests itself slightly differently within Outlook 2007.
I get prompted to choose the program I want to use to open the link.
Naturally I choose IE and ensure that the "always use this program"
box is checked. However, the next time I click a link within an email,
the same thing happens.

If I set Firefox as my default program, everything works perfectly,
but I only want to use that browser as an exception, not as my normal
browser. I tried uninstalling it to see if it would help, but it
didn't. I also tried installing IE 8 beta 2 to see if that would clear the problem. It didn't.

Any and all suggestions gratefully received.

Steve S.

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my internet explorer (IE 7) is coming up with "there is not enough free memory to run this program, quit one or more programs and try again" and "windows cannot access the specified device, path or file you may not have the appropriate permissions to access this item"....

- what does this mean????? Also the CPU is freaking out, its always at 100% when IE7 is running and cannot have any other programs running otherwise the typing takes ages to do (supprisingly its quite fast now, but im really fed up of my IE slowing my pc down and the pc being slow in general. I have run anti-virus and anti spyware programs and it says that my system is clean. I was worried I had a key logger but when i scanned my system I did not. :) its very strange...!!!!

Also it's saying I dont have full permissions - but I am the admin on my laptop and should have full permissions?!

Any and ALL suggestions would be very gratefully received right now! am ready to put the laptop in the bin and buy a new one!!!!!!! :@


Regards,

Sarah x

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