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"Chunk" sound when clicking on hyperlink

Q: "Chunk" sound when clicking on hyperlink

Maybe I should have just said link in my first post.. I have a problem, maybe you can help me? When I click on a link I often only get a "chunk" sound and no other response, the desired page does not come up, nothing happens. The sound comes from the speakers and with my ear close to the speaker, sounds like, "sshOOH!". It occurs about two seconds after clicking the link. The link may be for a PDF, referral to a new page, photo to be enlarged or a small illustration where clicking on it is supposed to open a description. This does not always happen but I haven't been able to narrow it down any further. I have been led through many things to try with no results, and everything appears to be normal. Have I adequately explained what is going on? Am hoping you can solve this riddle. Thank you, Bill

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Preferred Solution: "Chunk" sound when clicking on hyperlink

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I sent a similar post the other day and got no response. Briefly, I click on a link and just get a "chunk" sound, nothing comes up. With my ear to the speaker, it sounds more like, "sshOOH!". Everything else seems to work OK. Can go into mor detail if needed. Bill

A:Click on link, "chunk!" sound, nothing happens

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Windows 7 Pro and IE 11 using certain websites  (Ford's FMCDealer site)
Able to login to the main site:  FMC dealer . com  then when there on right side are hyperlink "buttons" and one is HVBOM (bill of materials) and the URL field dies not load the URL but APPENDS the existing URL so the previous page URL
is there AND the HVBOM URL is added to the URL field.
Why is IE 11 conjoining both URLS ?
If I use Chrome it works (the hyperlink URL loads only )

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Hi there, new to the forums and thought I'd ask this question since I can't seem to find any real answer on here via search or on Google.

My computer tower has begun recently making a "clicking" noise on Restart/Shutdown and I am having trouble finding out if it is my HDD or my PSU making the noise.

The weird problem is, it doesn't make the click noise on a fresh install of Windows 7, and also does not make the noise when I installed Ubuntu linux as a test.

It only starts making the click noise on a restart/shutdown after installing Windows updates.

Other than that, my PSU and HDD both perform as if they were brand new. I am having no power issues, and my HDD is reading/writing perfectly fine and has passed both diagnostics and surface checks.

EDIT: I seem to have found the culprit, it was a faulty and outdated AMD SATA controller driver provided by Windows update. Installed 11.4 AHCI SATA controller and the clicking has now stopped.

A:"Clicking" sound after performing Windows updates

Just for reference, is it a hardware clicking sound or a clicking sound through the speakers?

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Recently I had this continuous "Start Navigation" clicking sound issue. It's is occured when your computer start making clicking sound even when you're doing nothing. The sound came from your speaker, not a physical sound from any of your hardware. The 'Clicking sound' sounds exactly like when you're pushing the Back Button or Open a Folder on your Windows Explorer.

I tried to Google everywhere, but nothing came up. People just keep saying that I should just turn the Start Navigation sound off from the System Sound settings, or just delete the Windows Navigation Start.wav file, but that is not the solution I want.

So I tried to figure something out. The clicking sound must have come from an application or program which is automatically access the "Windows Navigation Start.wav" file.

I remember years ago there's this application called "FileMon" it's a handy application to monitor what program using what files. But apparently the application is now shutted down and replaced by "Process Monitor".

SO, here's how to fix that annoying "Continuous Start Navigation Clicking Sound".
Download the Process Monitor.
Run the program and go to the "FILTER"
Here's the idea, you are now trying to monitor all activity which uses the .wav file from your "C:\Windows\Media\" folder. So create a new entry with this parameter:"Path" >> "begins with" >> C:\Windows\Media\ >> Include
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A:HOW TO FIX Continuous "Start Navigation" Clicking Sound

hey just gotta say thanks for this bit of info. I had thought about monitoring the file but didnt think it was a possibility. Great job on sharing this info.

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I am certain that this has been posted before but if I understand correctly this problem is solved differently for everyone.

I have a Dell Latitude D630 and just recently there has been a constant "clicking" sound. You know what I'm talking about, like when Internet Explorer refreshes and whatnot.

The problem is I don't even use IE. I much prefer Mozilla. Even when my browser is closed there is that constant "clicking" every 7-15 seconds.

There must be some hidden process running or something of that nature. Please help.

Here is my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:53:15 PM, on 7/27/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\stsystra.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\SHSTAT.EXE
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A:"Clicking" Sound. Possible malware/trojan. Help please!

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hey, got a quick ? when i surf the net use ie 6, like hitting back or forward, or when im using windows explorer and open up folders, theres a clicking sound that comes up everytime i hit one of these icons. honestly, its really starting to annoy me hah. any1 know how to turn it off? thx in advance

A:the "clicking sound" when using ie or windows explorer.......

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When I go to insert a picture in a certain program the "picture services" window pops up. I go to choose the "icon size" for my photos and it will not remember the selection, "medium icons" for the size of my photos in the selection window. It always reverts back to "large icons". I can only see 2 pictures at a time with "large icons" instead of 8 with "medium icons". No matter which option I choose to view my pictures it always reverts back to "large icons". Does anyone know how to fix this?

A:clicking "insert picture" it always defaults back to "large icons"

"A certain program " is not much help, be more explicit.

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For some time now, double clicking on a folder no longer opens it as usual. Instead, double clicking on a folder causes a separate Explorer Search window to open, with that folder's name under the "search in" tab. In fact, when i right click on a folder, the first and bold-faced option is "search", as opposed to "open". So to open any folder I have to right click it and hit open, which is slow and annoying. I cleaned out my registry, spyware, viruses, everything, and still this problem persists. I also checked the Mouse control panel, nothing there.

Anyone know what's going on with my computer?

A:Help! Double-clicking on folders prompts "search", not "open"


Open "My Documents", go into Tools>Folder Options and under General>Browse Folders choose Open each folder in the same window. Save that and then goto View>Explorer Bar> and click Folders.

See if its better now.

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

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

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Hey folks,

My first post on here but I'm in serious trouble. I got a "new" (to me anyway) desktop running XP today and found the audio hardware wasn't working. So I pillaged an old machine for its sound card, and inserted that onto the motherboard. Also connected the Aux and CD lines to the top of the daughterboard.

Since then, to my horror, the machine has failed to boot. All plugged in, keyboard working, screen on and being used on another box for this very post. All I get now is the usual chirps from the internal soundcard followed by a few very low notes, definitely depressing so I guess they're suggesting something's failed. There's no further action from the CPU, the fan still works, but there is no screen output whatever.

Have I fried the motherboard without realising?!

Also, ironically, the last failure tone was delivered by my speakers through the originally non-responsive audio hardware!

I'd love a bit of help on this one, because my knowledge of computers' insidey bits is pretty poor.

Many thanks,


A:Desktop boot problem after sound card "meddling"... just a "beep" failure tone.

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To whom it may concern,
I would like to set my default to my Bluetooth headset for meetings.  FYI-I currently have a microphone issue and it doesn't work.   I am thinking if I can default to my Bluetooth, then I can by pass the laptop's microphone issue and still have meetings via webex or Google hangouts for example.
I am able to "connect" the computer and LG HBS760 successful.
However, can't seem to tell the computer to recognize the blue tooth as it sends the sound the computer fine (not the Bluetooth), however, the audience cannot hear me talk back because of the microphone issue.  Hence... trying to swap the default sound to the Bluetooth.  
My Troubleshooting steps... 
1) I went to control panel, then "Sound", then "Playback" ... and nothing was listed.  According to the LG Bluetooth help... it said I should see several things displayed, included a "Bluetooth Headset" option... then I should be able to click it as the "default device".
Please advise me :)


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On an admin account, if I want to, say, download/install a program, UAC will ask for confirmation, and clicking " yes " will get it to start downloading.

I wonder if I can make the system asking for password instead of giving the option of " yes " or " continue ". Like it does to a standard user account.

Thank you.


A:Password required instead of clicking " yes ' ot " continue "

You should enable the policy "User Account Control: Use Admin Approval Mode for the built-in Administrator account", and then you must configure the policy "User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode" to use either "Prompt for credentials" or "Prompt for credentials on the secure desktop". Note the behavior of this last item depends on how you've configured "User Account Control: Allow UIAccess applications to prompt for elevation without using the secure desktop" or "User Account Control: Switch to the secure desktop when prompting for elevation" - I personally don't like using the secure desktop with a multimon setup, so I disable "User Account Control: Switch to the secure desktop when prompting for elevation" on my machines. All of these policies are in GPEdit > Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options. If you're using a version of Win7 without a local policy editor (your specs say Win7 HP, so it's possible) all of these settings are backed by registry values, documented on Technet here.

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

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

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

System Manufacturer: HP Pavilion 061

System Model
Enclosure Type: Desktop
RC663AA-ABA a1640n

BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

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

Memory: 2046MB RAM

DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

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

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

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

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

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

STLj said:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

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

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For a couple weeks now, My laptop has been making a "pop" sound everytime on start up after the windows logo comes together it makes a faint pop sound then continues to the login screen. Everytime I muted or unmuted the speakers it would make the sound too. I changed my driver the the Windows default and it stopped but the pop won't.

Laptop Model / Manufacturer : Gateway NV53A
Sound Driver : Realtek (But changed to Windows Default)

A:Laptop speakers emit a "pop" sound after "Starting Windows"

The windows default is the culprit here.

When your system boots, drivers started one after another, the pop sound came in because the default driver is not built to especially manage your audio card.

Download the driver from the manufacturer according to your model, install it and I assure you all will be fine.


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Hiya, I could use a little help resolving what should be a simple problem. It's really a long story, but to skip to the important part, I'll just recount this little tale:

I wanted to delete some files off of an old external hard drive to make space for some new stuff. It didn't matter, since the files I was deleting had been long since copied to a new drive. However, Vista, in its infinite wisdom, told me I couldn't delete the files, and it was for my own good. I politely said, "okay, Vista! Thanks for keeping me honest!"

But then I muttered, "I already have a mother" under my breath, and proceeded to go behind Vista's back and turn off User Account Control so I could delete the files anyway. Well, I knew that wasn't the best idea, so I immediately turned UAC back on afterwards, but it was too late. Vista caught me, and after the second restart, smote me with a problem I'd seen once before: nearly every program on my computer was said to have been closed after it "encountered a problem" or some nonsense, and when restarted again, the disk checker was run, found numerous problems, and did whatever it had to do to go about fixing them all.

Now I'm not sure what all that was about, because everything seems to be running okay now, save for one minor thing. That little "click" sound you get when navigating windows explorer was nowhere to be heard. I tried another restart and another disk check, b... Read more

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My Windows login and logout sounds have stopped working. I went to the control panal and checked in the "sounds" and the login sound worked when I tested it there plus I checked the sound mixer and all sliders are active and pulled up. What could be the problem? All other sounds are working?


A:Windows "Login" and "Logout" sound stopped working


line 211 left hand side

211. Restore Startup and Shutdown Sounds

hope it helps


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When creating a hyperlink, is there a way that you cant "copy and paste" your URL in the appropriate space in the "Explorer User Prompt" or do you absolutely have to type it in.


A:Creating a hyperlink with "copy and paste"

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I'm running Win XP sp2 Home Edition on a Dell 8250 with 2.8 GigaHerz HD and 1024 Gig RAM. When I say " Go here and highlight here the hyperlink button lights up but when I click on it it won't open to let me paste the URL in!
No one at Incredimail seems to know how to fix this problem. I reported it a year ago and finally gave up...but the other day when composing an email I tried it again and it worked. But that was just one time and now it won't work again.
I can't recreate the situation because I don't know what I did other than highlight the here and click on the hyperlink button. I appreciate any expert help and advice on this. Thanks in advance!

A:Solved: " Hyperlink won't open in Incredimail "

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:

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

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

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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I just upgraded from win98 to winXP today and I installed win media player 9 also. My mp3's and wma's play great...its just that my files with a .mpg extension play the sound only...and will not show the video. Also some of my mpg files get an error message saying "the file extension does not match the file format" , but this is strange because these files worked fine while i was using win media player 7.1 yesterday before the upgrade today.

This has never happened before.

Any advice?

thanks, tate

A:XP Media Player 9 "sound only" or just "fuzzy vids"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

A:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?

are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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I got my dell few days ago. Installed it with Samsung EVO 850 SSD 500 Gb and Kingston 8GB PC3L - 12800 SODIMM.The Windows 10 Home OEM home is installed on HDD 1TB so I decided to use Samsung Data Migration software to clone the data to SSD. However, the OS crashed and decided to install a fresh Windows 10 Enterprise to SSD and deleted the previous OS on HDD using diskpart.Now after Installing Windows 10 Ent OS files. Every after BIOS run, I got BSOD errors "MEMORY MANAGEMENT" + "Page Fault it non paged area" + "IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL" 

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Hello my question is very simple, I'm just wondering if this happens to anybody else because I dont remember if this always happened for me or just start happening.

When I right-click with the Performace Setting "Fade or slide menus into view" it doesnt really "slide" into view it just displays a white box for a split second then the menu slides open into the white box. My pc is in perfect running condition so its not a performance issue or anything. Also it doesnt happen every time I right-click just like 50% of the time. And the other 50% is cuz it doesn't slide it just pops up instantly.

A:Right-clicking menu with "Fade or slide menus into view" seems laggy

Hello m8gix, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I've found that it's not uncommon for this to happen. I usually turn off the "Fade or slide menus into view" option because of this delay. However, you might see if playing with the tutorial below to decrease the menu show delay time may help.

Menu Show Delay Time

Hope this helps,

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After I click "Turn off computer" in the start menu, I get an hourglass and it takes over a minute for the Turn off/restart/log off box to come up. Anyone know why this is happening? I can still work with the computer and do other stuff, but it just takes a while for the box to come up. It's really annoying.


A:clicking "turn off computer" in start menu takes to long

Hi it can be for many reasons check.

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Just an update to my old post, Found the link I was clicking on was in my program list on My wife's Dell SC430 XP machine and it was for MS Word office 97, that is why it was crashing. Deleted reference out of my program list and made a link to MS Word 2007. It had Office 97 at one time in a previous incarnation.

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Any advice? Here is my hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:52:47 PM, on 9/4/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\SanDisk\SanDisk TransferMate\SD Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\SEC\Natural Color\NaturalColorLoad.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\KHAL\KHALMNPR.EXE
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A:Solved: Being redirected to "BTCAR.COM" when clicking links from google search

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For years, right up until about one week ago, whenever I double-clicked on a PGP8 encrypted ".sda.exe" file, be it tiny or immense, I always had the passphrase type-in plate appear on the screen instantly.

Starting that one week ago, on all drives, when I double-clicked one of these ".sda.exe" encrypted archive files, I was presented with ridiculous delays between 1 and 3 minutes before the type-in plate for my passphrase appeared on the screen. During this delay, my machine slows, severely, almost to a halt and the drive can be heard during all of that waiting time.

* I've reformatted C:\ and reinstalled XP Professional in an effort to start fresh and maybe remove the problem - it has made NO difference. That's the part that scared me the most.

* I've tried earlier versions of PGP, after fully uninstalling PGP8. No difference.

* I've used every piece of spyware, virus and adware removal I can download and that has made no difference to this problem.

* I've used "MSConfig" to eliminate everything but the PGP software, itself, and there was no difference then, either.

This delay is really worrying me.

BUT.....I noticed, earlier, that, if I start up in SAFE MODE, and double-click ANY of the PGP8 encrypted archive (".sda.exe") files, huge or tiny, the type-in plate for my passphrase appears ABSOLUTELY INSTANEOUSLY, just like they used to! It was so nice to see the type-in plate appear quickly, ag... Read more

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Hey all,

I initially posted this, which explains my problem:

Originally Posted by dissembly

I am running Windows XP on a laptop computer (X86-based PC), version 5.1.2600 ("Service Pack 2 Build 2600").

I have two hard discs, both around 100GB size.

Whenever i click on a link to one of my hard discs, Windows brings up the "Open With" dialogue box!

It says:

Choose the program you want to use to open this file:
File: D:\

(or C:\)

...and then it has the usual list of programs. (Incidentally, "Windows Explorer" is not one of them... )

*If i click on a link that leads to a file/folder within one of the hard disks, it goes there, all apparently fine.
*If i click on "Folders view" in windows explorer, i can access both hard drives that way. (But only via the Folders tree on the left-hand side of the window - if i try to access them by clicking the regular icon in the window on the right-hand side, it says "Choose the program you want to use to open this file" and i have a heart-attack.)

I have:
*Deleted the shortcut links to C and D drives on my desktop, and then right-clicked on the drives in Folders View of Windows Explorer and recreated the shortcuts. It has no effect - left clicking the newly made shortcuts still brings up the "Open With" box.
*Shut-down and restarted my computer. No effect.

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A:Clicking on Hard Drives only opens "Open With..." dialogue - do i have a virus?

Just updating:

*I have noted that the address, 5000 apparently relates to "LinkNet", according to a google search. I think thats an IRC server, so i've deleted mIRC from my computer.

*Another address,, 5000 attempted to access my computer last night (13/10) as i was logging into the forums, it was blocked. I've restricted both "" and "" from accessing my computer. I don't know if that made sense to do or not.

*I have run another virus scan, and "Trojan.Packed.NsAnti" hasn't been detected again as of this morning.

So, thats where i am at the moment.

If anybody can help, i'd really appreciate it.

Also, if anyone can help with my original problem, i'd really appreciate that, as well. So far this is the only negative manifestation of the virus/trojan (assuming it was a virus/trojan). I'd really like to fix it.

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I have Windoes XP Home on my laptop. Recently, the computer takes a long time (about a minute or two) to respond after I click on "Start / Turn Off Computer" and then it shows my shut down options (Standby, Turn Off, Restart). However, the computer responds very quickly when I shut down from the Task Manager. I conducted all the appropriate tools (check disk, defrag, full virus/spyware scan, disk cleanup and disabled all non-critical processes).

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I'm not ruling out the cause of this issue being malware of some sort, however, I have already tried those programs which are accessible to me with the aim of resolving this issue -- Avast! Free Antivirus, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (Premium), and Dr.Web CureIt!, including free Anti-rootkit programs by BitDefender, Kaspersky, Avast!, and Malwarebytes' itself -- only Malwarebytes', Avast!, and Dr.Web CureIt! seem to detect something on the computer, most of which are false positives, while others trivial (removed), yet did not seem to fix the issue.

This only started off with a rapid-clicking after every startup of the computer which can be fixed by simply pressing the "F5" key which refreshes the page. Only to randomly return again. I know it rapidly clicks when I hover over the cursor to the start menu and it suddenly close-opens the menu too fast enough for a man to click on it.

Eventually this has gotten worst by also affecting the "Enter" key which auto-presses itself by a lot sometimes whenever I am typing including now. If I am on a Word program, it auto-clicks the "Enter" key to a point that multiple lines are skipped until I refreshed the page by clicking on the "F5" key.

Moreover, I know either or both of the problems occur when the start menu suddenly pops up without me even clicking on it. The most annoying part of this problem is when it rapidly clicks on a certain program and causes it to run multiple instances of the ... Read more

A:Start-up and random rapid-clicking / "enter" key auto-pressing

This sounds like a hardware issue to me.

I'm going to assume you've tried swapping out the keyboard / mouse...
(or unplugging one, the other or both)

We recently had a similar issue where a user had a graphics tablet (and puck) attached to their machine. This decided to play up nastily with the mouse - do you have anything similar attached?

I would start off by removing all input devices, boot up the PC and see whether it happens, if not attach them back one by one until it starts again.
If you find it's a specific piece of hardware, I would update the drivers etc and see whether that improves things.
If not, I would just format and rebuild the machine myself as I don't have a lot of time for investigating too many root causes.
Perhaps someone else will have an idea before you resort to that...

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I am AVG 8.0. Right-Clicking a file and selecting "Scan with AVG" scans whole computer, not that file. so the problem is that i cannot search single files with AVG, and have to scan the whole computer which is pretty time-consuming.

Other than that AVG is working fine. It detects virus, tracking cookies n stuff well.

Is it coz of some virus. I do not have any other anti virus software installed.

Please help.

A:Right-Clicking a file and selecting "Scan with AVG" scans whole computer.

I use windows xp.

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Have an issue with one of my browsers, SBC Yahoo in particular. If I get a web address embedded in an Email I can't highlight it and get to the site. The computer stops responding in the browswer application.

If I type an address in Word and then come back and click on it then it takes me directly to address.
So, in my particular application in paragraph one for some reason the link can't be made and the browers "not responding".


A:Solved: clicking on internet link leads to "not responding"

I am not quite sure what you mean by one of my browsers
If that browser is Internet Explorer, try these and see if any help:

A) Start with the easiest and see if it works:
IE->Tools->Internet Options->Programs Tab.
Click Reset web settings button.

B) Make sure you disable all popup blockers and see if that is the cause.

C) One or more of the following DLLs might be improperly registered.

1. Quit all programs that are running.
2. Click Start, and then click Run.
3. Type regsvr32 urlmon.dll and then click OK.
4. When you receive the "DllRegisterServer in urlmon.dll succeeded" message, click OK.

5. Repeat, substituting each of these additional DLLs:
Shell32.dll (Windows XP and Windows 2000 only)

D) If that doesn't work:
For Windows version (Win 98/ME/2000/XP) - Download iefix:

It is a general purpose repair utility for Internet Explorer which repairs Internet Explorer by registering it's core DLL files. Additionally if it detects Windows 2000/XP as the Operating System, it runs SFC to restore missing or corrupt Windows system files.

Requires Microsoft VB6 runtimes for Windows 98/ME systems, download here:

E) Start->Settings-> Folder Options->File types Tab
Locate each of the 4 file types listed below. Click Edit and c... Read more

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For reasons unknown, when I click "New Folder" on the toolbar (via WIndows Explorer or any window where this appears on the Toolbar/Command bar) nothing happens. I'm unable to create a new folder in the window that's open. Doesn't matter where I try this, it's not working.

I'm logged in with my regular User profile, which has Admin privileges. Can you help?

(It isn't that the "New Folder" words don't appear on the toolbar ... it's just that it doesn't work to create a new folder in the window.) I can see other files in the folder, as well as other previous folders, but I can't create any new folders where I'd like them. I've looked in the Folder Options, and everything looks fine.

HELP Please?

A:"New Folder" problem; Unable to create from clicking this on toolbar

Hello wildfire, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you able to right click on an empty area in the folder and click on New -> Folder to create one?

For now, you might see if using step 5 in the tutorial below to restore New Folder and it's default registry entries may help.New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items
Hope this helps,

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Please help! I have Windows 10 Home Version 1703 OS build 15063.632 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor. I have the Intel Core i5-2450 CPU @ 2.50 ghz and 16GB RAM. I have been having a nightmarish time today with "not responding" popping up whenever I try to do pretty much anything such as open an app or web browser. Also, whenever I click on anything there is a long delay in response and there is even a delay when I type. I also completed the most recent Windows 10 Update yesterday. Prior to that I was having some slight issues last week but they were nothing like the issues I am having today. I had thought it may be a virus or trojan, but I ran numerous scans with windows defender and malware bytes in regular and safe mode and nothing came up. I also posted on the security forum here on Tech Support but had received no response from anyone after posting my logs.

A:"Not Responding" and long delays after clicking icons or typing...

Let's take a look at your system hardware specifications. Please follow this guide on how to get those specifications:

How to find your system specifications - Tech Support Forum

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When clicking in a field with the mouse, it likes to select all the contents. Like this:
To edit some part of the field, I then have to click again to clear the highlight, then click on the spot where I want the cursor to be. Is it possible to turn off this highlighting/select-all feature so I can just place the cursor where I want it on the first click?

A:How to disable "select entire field" when clicking with mouse?

Don't think so. About the best you can do is place the pointer where you want it and double click.

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I am running opera 9.24 on a winxp pro sp 2 laptop

The problem I'm having is when I am browsing.
I click a link to a site, read it and then click "back" to return to the original site.

What I would like to have happen is I return to the same place I was on that page when I clicked the link, but opera always returns me to the top of the page instead.

I am sure that on a previous pc I could do what I described above.
For the life of me I cannot find that setting in this opera, any ideas?

A:Solved: Clicking "back" in opera returns to top of page

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Please help! I have Windows 10 Home Version 1703 OS build 15063.632 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor. I have the Intel Core i5-2450 CPU @ 2.50 ghz and 16GB RAM. I have been having a nightmarish time today with "not responding" popping up whenever I try to do pretty much anything such as open an app or web browser. Also, whenever I click on anything there is a long delay in response and there is even a delay when I type. I also completed the most recent Windows 10 Update yesterday. Prior to that I was having some slight issues last week but they were nothing like the issues I am having today. I had thought it may be a virus or trojan, but I ran numerous scans with windows defender and malware bytes in regular and safe mode and nothing came up. I also posted on the security forum here on Tech Support but had received no response from anyone after posting my logs.

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I think I've been infected with the same virus that a poster dshambli had a couple of days ago. I've already run MBAM(which detected nothing), superantispyware and removed any malware they found. Please help!

Here's my DDS log:

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by L X at 14:05:21.10 on Sun 07/18/2010
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1526.635 [GMT -4:00]

AV: Malware Defense *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated) {28e00e3b-806e-4533-925c-f4c3d79514b9}
AV: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise *On-access scanning disabled* (Outdated) {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe 4
svchost.exe 4
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\vstskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
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A:[SOLVED] Internet explorer pop-ups, &quot;Congratulations you've won&quot;, clicking sounds


Please do the following

Please download MBRCheck.exe to your desktop.Be sure to disable your security programs
Double click on the file to run it (Vista and Windows 7 users will have to confirm the UAC prompt)
A window will open on your desktop
if an unknown bootcode is found you will have further options available to you, at this time press N then press Enter twice.
If nothing unusual is found just press Enter
A .txt file named MBRCheck_mm.dd.yy_hh.mm.ss should appear on your desktop.
Please post the contents of that file.



Please do the following:

Download ComboFix from one of the following locations:
Link 1
Link 2

VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

* IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an... Read more

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Whenever I click on a link in an email in Outlook Express 6, a Program Not Found dialog box opens up, and says Windows cannot find dustingforfingerprints (which I believe is some sort of blog thing one of my kids has), and it also says This program is needed for opening files of type 'URL: http protocol'. Then it prompts me to enter the location of dustingfingerprints. I guess it thinks this is the program to enter weblinks?


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I cannot remove external USB drives using the "Safely remove" icon,

this error message appears:

Saying the device cannot be removed because of an "unknown error". This message declares an (cannot be stopped because of an) "unknown error", it does not state that there are processes accessing the drive.

I never can find processes accessing that drive.

All of my HDDs cannot be safely removed, WD MyBook, WD Elements, CnMemory, etc.

I have tried this without success: ://knowledge.seagate.com/articl...S&key=ka030000000tiGyAAI&kb=n&wwwlocale=en-us:

Step 2 does not seem to work, I have set the bin to "Do not move files to the Recycle Bin", respectively "remove files instantly", but it does not help:

Properties of the recycle bin:
Step 5: In Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, please follow these directions:

Right-click on (My) Computer.
Select Manage.
Select Device Manager.
Open Disk Drives.
Double-click on the hard drive's model number.
Go to the Policies tab.
Check whether the drive is set to Optimize for Quick Removal.

If so, the hard drive does not need to be Safely Removed manually from the system.
Click to expand...I have left the default settings for all of my drives, "Optimize for Quick Removal" (properties of Seagete Expansion):

Does this also apply to Win 10? And is it really correct? I have learned a drive / hdd must not be removed under any circumstances with... Read more

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when I enter data into a cell and then click "Enter", the highlight immediately switches to the next-lower cell, as though I had clicked the down arrow. I don't want that.

What shouldI do to remain in the same cell?

A:Solved: EXCEL: clicking "Enter" moves to next cell

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