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Q: Anyone help, feels like my laptop is slowly dying

Hi, first post here so sorry to get straigh into a problem.

I have an Acer Aspire 5536laptop that I've had for about 8 months. All was ggood to start with, running Windows Vista. When I bought the laptop though it came with a free upgrade to Win 7 when it got releases. So when the disc turned up I upgraded. Again all seemed fine, although it didn't seem to improve the overall speed which I thought 7 might a bit.

At around Christmas my Wife installed an update for Simms 3, which didn't seem to install properly and crashed the game. We uninstalled it and thought everything was ok. However, I'm pretty sure that since that point thins have been getting slower and slower. Particularly when first logging in, it takes an age for the first programme to launch.

Also Internet browsing seems to be getting very slow, particularly after a little while of use. And also the wife has completely uninstalled Simms 3 as it became unplayable it was so slow.

I have Norton 360 which isn't identifying any virus issues. I have also tried system restore several times but it will not work. I get an error saying system restore was unable to complete, blaming the anti virus, but it still doesn't work even when I completely disable Norton.

Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions on where to start in trying to work out what is wrong.

Many thanks.

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A: Anyone help, feels like my laptop is slowly dying

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Hi guys,

I have a HP TC4400 Tablet laptop that is dying because of (I think) viruses.

I first noticed a problem with google searches being hijacked and redirected to other sites, usually search sites or sketchy looking shopping sites. I read up on this online and found that the problem seems to be fairly common. Anyways, I tried running AVG, Symantec, MalwareBytes, Spybot SD, and none of them could find the hijack virus on my computer (though they found plenty of other stuff). I then tried out StopZilla, and it at least detected the hijacker, so I bought StopZilla and ran it (they make you buy the full version to remove threats- the freeware just detects threats) and StopZilla froze at 97% of threats removed. I don't know why or how. Anyways, my google searches are still being hijacked. Also, I often get messages from Symantec saying that it has found a trojan. The message goes "Action taken: Clean Succeeded, Access allowed."

Furthermore, my computer is now slowing to a crawl. It takes literally 10-15 minutes to boot up, it is constantly indexing, and programs crash all the time (especially Word, Adobe Reader, and Mozilla/IE). Also, every time I boot up I get a message or two like this:

AXWIN Frame Window: svchost.exe-Application Error
The Instruction at "0x027ef7a0" referenced memory at "0x027ef7a0". The memory could not be "written". Click on OK to terminate the program. Click on Cancel to debug.

If I click on OK, the mess... Read more

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At this point, I can't even find my D Drive! It's running really slowly and crashing almost daily. Too much frustration. Can someone please analyze and help me? Thanks so much. I'm so impressed by all of the hard work represented here. Keleia

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:17:47 PM, on 4/17/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\PhoneTools\CapFax.EXE
C:\Program Files\Support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\Updater\01.02.3000.1001\en-us\msnappau.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LaunchAp.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\HotkeyApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\PanelICON.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\Wbutton.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\PaperQuote\PQ.exe
C:\Program Files\Pinnacle\Shared Files... Read more

A:Please help! My computer feels like it's dying. Here's my logfile of HijackThis!

What's the problem you are having? I don't see anything in this log that can cause any major problems besides the windowsenhancer entries (if you don't know what they are for).

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

Make sure to close any open browsers. Run a scan in HijackThis. Check each of the following and hit 'Fix checked' (after checking them) if they still exist (make sure not to miss any):

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://search.windowenhancer.com/np...k=sbar1_srchbtn
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://search.windowenhancer.com/np...stmpl1&sstring=
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://search.windowenhancer.com/np...k=sbar1_srchbtn
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://search.windowenhancer.com/np...stmpl1&sstring=
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://search.windowenhancer.com/np...stmpl1&sstring=
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://search.windowenhancer.com/np...stmpl1&sstring=
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(De... Read more

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I have run all my programs for spyware, malware, and viruses and nothing is coming up. My computer is freezing off and on. It is also running horribly slow. I have not downloaded anything. The only thing I have done is run my new AT&T set up discs and I am not sure if that might have something to do with it. I need to know how to figure out what my problem is before I throw this thing into the yard.

Please help me!

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My computer is about 4 years old, I dont have the exact specs off hand but it is a gigabyte board.. K8N pro Sli .... AMD64 processor, 4 GBs dual channel RAM... Nvidia Geforce graphics tho not sure the exact card... it was running XP professional off a Hitachi Deskstar SATA drive, which also had Ubuntu installed on a partition.
ANd yes I did put it together myself and have had 4 years of trouble free computing.

The first sign of problems was that it would freeze under both XP and Ubuntu and require a cold start. Often after a cold start it would not detect the SATA drive. I could boot from an Ubuntu DVD, and I could boot from an IDE drive. Often the next day, it would once again boot from the SATA.
The freeze ups became more frequent until there was no point in attempting to boot from the SATA drive at all. THinking the problem was the hard drive, I got a new one (SATA) but the problem continues.
More recently I have been relying on the Ubuntu DVD to get online at all... but yesterday, it will no longer boot from that. I have managed to get it to boot from Ubuntu on a USB stick drive but even that took several attempts today and took an hour to load.

I have run virus scans (I use TRend Micro and used their Housecall full scan) and it comes up clean every time.

I have reset the CMOS but the problems continue

Once running Ubuntu from the USB drive the system runs fine, no freezing...

I think I can rule out my hard drive and my OS as the problem.... anyone got any ideas ... Read more

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Actually I don't know about slowly anymore.

Note before I start. Yes this is my business computer, but I'm a very very small business. My company barely makes enough to support me & I have no money to hire someone even if I could find someone qualified which most people online are not qualified as you know. So PLEASE help me. I don't care what gets deleted, I can barely work & I end up blaming others when the issue in the end is my computer - how embarrassing.

I work 100% on my desktop, the only time I use my laptop is when I'm away out of town which is rare or for personal things. It looks like my laptop is infected too, but probably not as bad as the desktop. It's a brand new laptop too, less than a year old.

Desktop - XP Proff
laptop - 7 b/c I have no choice.

Here are my stats for the desktop - http://speccy.piriform.com/results/xOeMISiTtcD3VF08kzRVGSZ

These problems have been going on for months.

I'm a very very careful user, but I am online all the time & so who knows what is sent to me either by accident or on purpose.

At one point I thought I was hacked, but people said I wasn't. I recently got a new router & it's locked down just like the old one was when I learned how to do it.

If I listed every problem we'd be here all day.

I'll go thru the strangest of them:

1. Screensaver & lockdown (p/w required to get onto the computer) works intermittently. Same issue with the laptop.

2. I only use... Read more

A:My computer is slowly dying

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Well, it seems that my computer is slowly dying. Every once in a while something odd happens and i shut down my computer for 10 mins, then restart and it says that vista didn't shutdown successfully. One time, I was using Word 2007 and this little pop up window came up saying that Word couldn't read some registry key and had to shutdown. It saved my file before it shutdown, and my computer was acting really sluggish, so i restarted. Word saved some of my report as binary (ex.111111111111111) And this morning, when I woke my computer up, there was an apple update. i clicked 'ok' and it started downloading but failed to install. It said that there wasn't enough memory... (Which isn't true because i have 250 Gb left on the main drive and 299 Gb on the second. So i clicked the 'download only' button in the 'tools' tab and left the computer alone. I came back and everything looked bad. Most all of my icons on the screen were just wite pieces of paper and i tried to run a couple of programs, but it said there was not enough memory available. (I didn't have much RAM left, if that's what windows was trying to say) And once, on internet explorer and taxcut 2007, this little message box kept on coming up saying there was a script error. And wouldn't stop. Sorry for my long explanation, i don't know if it's a software problem or it's a virus. I ran superantispyware and hijackthis. Oh also, almost every time i run a program, (including when i shutdown or restart), windows installer come... Read more

A:Computer Might Be Slowly Dying

Hello there and welcome to BleepingComputer. My name is Charles and I will be dealing with your log today. As you can probably see our HijackThis Team is incredibly busy at the moment, but I apologise for the delay you have experienced. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A HijackThis LogThanks,Charles

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1750 laptop with Windows 7 - 64 Bit.

A few weeks ago control panel started crashing windows explorer when I first open it. Once it reopens explorer the control panel works fine second time around. I have tried searching for *.cpl files in the windows system 32 directory but none of them seem to be corrupt.

Yesterday Windows Movie Maker 2.6 was struggling very very badly to work. It was freezing and going hopelessly slow.

CPU Usage is very eratic - around 15% to 50% when I have nothing open.

I did a repair install windows from my disc yesterday following these instructions
Repair Install

Now things are even worse. I get blue screen crashes every hour or so, the control panel still crashes explorer and windows movie maker (and everything else) are too slow to use.

PLEASE - there must be a fix to this - it was a very good computer a few weeks ago.

If I do a system restore to a few months ago will I have to reinstall all the software I have put on in the past few months?

I have my memory usage attached. 64 processes with all users. Loads of svchost.exe and probably some other unnecceassry processes - how do I stop them from running in the background if not needed. How do I know which are and aren't needed. I'm using 47% physical memory at the moment.


A:Windows 7 slowly dying - PLEASE HELP...

First go to msconfig>Startup and uncheck everything except AV and gadgets/stickies if you use them.

Next install free lightweight MS Security Essentials which acts invisibly with the Win7 firewall.

If this is a factory install, turn off factory utilities like wireless manager and use the better built-in's in Win7.

Next burn to CD memtest86 to run 5-6 passes on memory. Or stress test it overnight.

Next burn to CD the HD maker's diag/repair scan, boot to run a full scan: Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp. Follow that up with Disk Check

Google repeat errors in Event Viewer>Admin View to find how others have solved them. Same with Performance log on the Advanced Tools page accessed by clicking WEI score link at Computer>Properties. Look for cued issues at top of Tools page, Generate a System Health Report.

Type "prob" into Start Search box to Check for Problem resolutions, which may also be cued in SysTray.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1750 laptop with Windows 7 - 64 Bit.

A few weeks ago control panel started crashing windows explorer when I first open it. Once it reopens explorer the control panel works fine second time around. I have tried searching for *.cpl files in the windows system 32 directory but none of them seem to be corrupt.

Yesterday Windows Movie Maker 2.6 was struggling very very badly to work. It was freezing and going hopelessly slow.

CPU Usage is very eratic - around 15% to 50% when I have nothing open.

I did a repair install windows from my disc yesterday following these instructions

Now things are even worse. I get blue screen crashes every hour or so, the control panel still crashes explorer and windows movie maker (and everything else) are too slow to use.

PLEASE - there must be a fix to this - it was a very good computer a few weeks ago.

If I do a system restore to a few months ago will I have to reinstall all the software I have put on in the past few months?


A:Windows 7 slowly dying - PLEASE HELP...

system restore may be the best option (you can alway undo it) your next option would be....thinking...

please follow this
and post back with the stuff zipped

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Ok, first of all this is my first post!
I've had a nice stable self build for well over a year that in the last couple of months has just started dying. I'm getting random BSOD or crashes to Windows whenever playing games. It started out with Neverwinter 2 (so I blamed the half-baked poor release) and then spread to all my games (except, fingers-crossed, Doom 3). It's even affecting older games like Black & White 2 and Battle for Middle-Earth 1.

Most BSOD were blaming the nv4disp driver so I tried upgrading to the latest driver but it actually made the problem worse. I reverted to the originals and it seems to be more stable with less BSODs but still plenty of random crashes to windows. I've also noticed major performance deteriorations with some movie load times taking several minutes and my DVD burner no longer opens post the crash.

I've been looking around for similar problems and think it might be the RAM but memtest won't load so I'm not sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

AMD Athlon 64 3500+
ASUS A8N-E M-board
Albatron nVidia 6600GT 128Mb PCI-E
Thermaltake 500W PSU
LG H10A DVD burner
2x 512Mb cheap **** RAM modules
Windows XP SP-2 with latest updates

All drivers except the Video are latest release

A:Computer slowly dying! Is it the RAM?

it might be your RAM since you have the generic brands, i'm not sure if it slowly dies though so it might be your psu not getting enough power to some drivers maybe.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1750 laptop with Windows 7 - 64 Bit.

A few weeks ago control panel started crashing windows explorer when I first open it. Once it reopens explorer the control panel works fine second time around. I have tried searching for *.cpl files in the windows system 32 directory but none of them seem to be corrupt.

Yesterday Windows Movie Maker 2.6 was struggling very very badly to work. It was freezing and going hopelessly slow.

CPU Usage is very eratic - around 15% to 50% when I have nothing open.

I did a repair install windows from my disc yesterday following these instructions

Now things are even worse. I get blue screen crashes every hour or so, the control panel still crashes explorer and windows movie maker (and everything else) are too slow to use.

PLEASE - there must be a fix to this - it was a very good computer a few weeks ago.

If I do a system restore to a few months ago will I have to reinstall all the software I have put on in the past few months?


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Last week my trackpad stopped working. This was the start of loads of problems. The battery has now started draining extremely quickly and I have to re-enter the time and date on the laptops system settings as the battery has drained.

Now I have started my laptop today and half the apps are now refusing to work.

has anyone else had this or know of a fix?

A:Satellite C slowly dying

Do you still have the same problems when running off mains power ?

If not, I'd guess your battery is stuffed.

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my HDD Which is 8 yr old is slowly dying. Help Please?

P.S My Data Is Backed Up.

A:Hard Drive Dying slowly.

PC Specs : Dell Inspation 1420
3.25 GB of Ram
Vista Home Premium SP1 32-bit
Intel Core 2 Duo Processer 2.00 Ghz
Sata 250 GB HDD ( Dying Slowly )
Antivirus: AVG 2014 ( Expired Licence)
HDD GB free : 93.something GB Free
( Dying Slowly)

Suddenly Sped Up When Start To Die.

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So, I have a few issues that have all popped up over the past few days.
I have a sony vaio with windows 7.
the first is that when ever I bootup, it does a check of the hard drive and says there are issues, I've attatched the photo of what it actually says.
I have tried to do the system restore as it says, but it won't allow me to. There was an error in the C: drive and couldn't complete the process.

I haven't install anything other than the windows updates and vaio updates.

Secondly, I not longer have a hibernate option, not at all. I have done the trouble shooting for missing hibernate button as an option in the shutdown menu thing, but hibernate doesn't show up on any of the options suggested. When I type in the
power/hibernate on in the cmd (or what ever it was) it tells me I don't have access to turn on the hibernate function.
I am the only person on the computer and have administrative privileges.

I have checked for viruses and nothing was found, so I don't know if this is a virus or what, but I am so lost.
any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated
I may just end up restoring it to factory settings.
Thank you

Update: I have managed to fix the hibernate issue. Random person as school had had the same issue

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IE9 crashes all the time a lot now, chrome browser is slower than normal, no audio through internal speakers or through the headphone jack. i tried testing sounds and the sound test freezes and doesn't respond. certain security and functionality services have stopped in task manager and i cant start certain important ones, i tried to do a virus scan and nothing was found, i tried rkill and then a scan and still nothing and rkill didn't find anything wrong, i tried updating sound drivers and it doesn't work i think it is a hidden virus or something cause my computer is acting strange latley... if not then it is a critical error. and i posted this on the affected computer. Most of what happened just started happening today except for the stopped services and i didnt stop them they stopped by themselves.

A:computer is dying slowly but surely

this may help

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My computer is dying slowly.
It has been through 2 or 3 system recoveries.
Here's the deal:
It runs alright when it first starts up. . And then it slowly decreases in capability to . . well. . be a computer.
It gets all slow . . . More pop ups come. . . And it isn't a good thing.
So my sister let me borrow her MemTurbo thing. .
(it recovers RAM and scrubs RAM)
I downloaded it. . And it has helped. . But it made it worse all the same.
In the beginning of my *computer sessions* its great. . then it gets worse and worse. . so I have to recover RAM every 30 minutes or something. .
Its like a drug.

I think my computer has various amounts of viruses.
I think it is because I haven't been taking care of it all that well.
Yes. . I know. . I should get virus protecters and clean it up every now and then. .
I didn't know that when I got it. .And didn't realize it until a few weeks ago. .>.<
So I'm trying to find a good virus freeware . .
And I'm asking if anyone knows of any.
(I've tried the Norton Antivirus because it came with the computer. . It SUCKS!)

Thank you in advance. . If you can help my sick computer. .

A:XP hp pavilion vx74 is dying slowly . . could someone help?

Hi and Welcome to TSF

Plz look over the First Steps at Removing Malware , then post a HiJackThis log in the HiJackThisLog Help Forum

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Help please. Total computer neophyte having terrible luck keeping these silly machines running. Burned through two reasonably high-end HP desktops in the last five years, both with hard-drive crashes. Now on my 3rd HP desktop (maybe I should give up on them),
running Win 8.1 (not Pro). Tremendous networking problems in the first months of owning the machine, but may have been my wi-fi in Singapore, not sure. Worked fairly well once I connected through Ethernet.
So I get the Windows 10 icon in my taskbar maybe six months ago.  Heard it was better so signed up for it.  Wasn't able to download it until a month or so ago, tried to download but it crashed somewhere along the way.  Don't think it ever
downloaded fully or activated, but I really don't know how to tell.  Now a day or two ago, I couldn't run Windows Update, it would freeze up with the little circle going around for hours.  Then Windows Live Mail wouldn't open - click the icon on
the taskbar, nothing.  Fortunately the browser still works, so here I am.  Norton also appears to be working.  Tried the Update Troubleshooter (and every other one), they just hang up as well.  Looked online and tried some of the suggested
Command Prompt stuff, but I have no idea what I'm doing in DOS and don't want to kill the machine entirely.
Is there anyone who can walk me through repairing 8.1 and activating 10, or am I going to have to call some tech guy?  Will that be hours of ... Read more

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Hey, I am having several issues with this and am about to go to code red insane. First, i'm getting redirected just about eveytime I try to run a yahoo search or click any link.Seconed. I cant defreg or restore.Now, I cant run simple stuff like Adobe's after effects without it freezing.I have tried in safe mode, but still notta. I dont know if a 9mm round will fix it but i'm to that point. Any suggestion?HELP!

A:Please help, i'm dying slowly. And my computer is about to get SHOT

Hi paiamakai,Redirection usually means that you have a browser hijacker. Make a new topic here and someone will help you ID and remove the culprits.

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Hello everyone,

My Laptop has been getting problematic lately. The biggest problem seems to be internet access. It seems to be pregressively non-functional. What I mean is that when I'm using multiple applications, they seem to lose internet access one after the other.

For example, I typically lose connection with my browser (IE and/or Chrome), sometimes with only some browsing tabs at first. Obviously new tabs as well don't work at this point. Usually, my access to email is gone at this point as well. But as I'm using the windows live mail software I guess its normal.

The weird thing is I can usually still use Live Messenger. For example, I'll be chatting with a friend and he tells me to go check something out online but I can never access the page. The browser usually tells me it couldn't connect to the page. But I'll still be able to use messenger.

This problem can come at any moment. I cannot pick up a pattern or find out if its triggered by something specific (downloading, browsing, streaming music). It just begins at some point sometimes after 5min or sometimes it takes hours. When it happens, it usually makes my computer slower and tends to crash any program that uses internet. It will not crash them while they are open though. Only when I try to close them. If I close a tab in IE when i cannot connect for example, I get a message that IE has ceased to function and needs to close. But it only closes the tab I already wanted it to.Same problem with chrome a... Read more

A:slowly dying internet connection

BUMP, please

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I tried to use one of the posts on here about how to get rid of it myself -- was supposed to be simple. But i guess I am just a complex person -- because it is still here.Here is my latest HJT log -- please advise!Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 11:50:58 PM, on 4/9/2005Platform: Windows 2000 SP3 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\WINNT\System32\DRIVERS\CDANTSRV.EXEC:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exeC:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\gearsec.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exeC:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exeC:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exeC:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exeC:\WINNT\System32\mspmspsv.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\Explorer.EX... Read more

A:Home search assistent got me - i am slowly dying please help

currently i switched to mozilla -- so i indirectly seemed to have solved the problem --

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I've got an issue with my PC which I fear might be some form of dangerous infection and was hoping for some assistance as the problem has got progressively worse. The following was the situation about 6 months ago - I asked about some help then but didn't get any responses however I decided my computer was just about useable enough that, provided I didn't do any banking/e-mails etc from my home PC I'd be ok as I'd managed to use basic AV software to get some of the issues out (see below):-

Copied from previous post

"I've been using Google Chrome as my default web browser for a while as frankly, I'm not mad keen on IE. I powered up my computer and clicked on the Chrome shortcut from my desktop only to get the following message:-

'Windows cannot find C:\Program Files....\Google\Chrome.exe. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.'

I searched for the file and it definitely exists within the directory for which the shortcut references. I even tried double clicking on the program logo directly from the source directory and got the same error message.

I thought it was probably just a bugged out bit of software or that the shortcut link had somehow messed up so uninstalled and then attempted to reinstall Chrome via Internet Explorer. The install shows as successful but the same error message occurs when I try to launch Chrome. I dug a l... Read more

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when i try to run hijack this it closes and i get an error message with this information... could someone help with this first?

AppName: hijackthis.exe AppVer: ModName: ntdll.dll
ModVer: 5.1.2600.2180 Offset: 0000316cdown

A:Computer slowly dying... hijack this wont even work.. please help

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I understand you guys are very busy helping others, but my problems are becomming more significant every second that passes by. I am in desperate need of help with these problems please I beg you. Here is a list of occuring problems that, I am affraid, if left alone too much longer my computer will be trashed.

Update.... Here is a better idea of what I am infected with....

Trojan program Exploit.HTML.Mht (modification) File: C:\Documents and Settings\Brian\Desktop\hijackthis.log

Trojan program Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Delf.hsd File: C:\Documents and Settings\Brian\Local Settings\Tempklwew.exe

Trojan program Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Delf.hsd File: C:\System Volume Information\_restore{FECE42B6-A545-4BE9-A43D-52B845E28FC4}\RP218\A0025692.exe
1) Trojan.Win32.Agent that is unremovable that is picked up by SDFIX that I got off this site, but continiously returns.

2) My internet connection is now having an issue of being able to connect with a web browser that comes up stating. " Your connection has reset please wait a few moments and try again." My 2nd desktop hasn't had a problem connecting to the internet at all so I know its not my service provider.

3) About every 15 minutes I get random voice audios that are advertising news and music.

4) I just located 7 files under processes that are labeled scvhost.exe that are now using 100% of my computers performance.

5) The only way I was able to connect to the internet now was because when I restarted my computer... Read more

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Hi, I'm new here.

So today I had a power outage, which is not rare. What makes it rare is that after the power returned, booting my Windows 10 sent it to troubleshooting overview (I hope I'm speaking with the right terms here) with the shutdown error of "FATAL_PROCESS_DIED" (or something similar). I tried out just about every troubleshoot mechanic in the troubleshoot menu, save for cmd.exe's all options (I'm CMD illiterate), I tried unplugging the PC and holding down the power button for a minute and other stuff like that, but it did not fix the error. I also tried to reset the system, but soft reset failed immediately and hard reset failed at around 30-50% progress of the wipe.

Eventually (over 1 hour after the power outage) the PC no longer reached the troubleshooting phase, but instead received a black screen after the very first screen (I can still reach the custom ASROCK BIOS) (boot menu options and the like and yes, I tried to find a solution from that menu) and rebooting only to fail at the same step. I'm pretty clueless at this point, the hardware has no obvious failures to my eyes.

A:PC slowly dying after power outage, now in a reboot loop

Continuous power outages, brown out conditions, and any surges when the power comes back will damage the computer. Not only physical damage to the hardware but it can cause corruption in the file system.

The power supply could have been damaged or the hard drive, or in reality any component in the PC. You may need to take the computer into a computer repair shop to have it tested, any faulty parts replaced, and/or Windows restored.

Any reason why you haven't invested in a proper UPS/battery backup unit that would protect you against this? Battery backups are fairly cheap and designed to protect your computer from power issues.

Most electronic device failure shows no visible signs.

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I have a 3 year old Dell Inspiron 600m. As the 30 gig original drive filled up it started running hot. I replaced it with a 5400 rpm Toshiba 80 gig drive, which ran cool for a few weeks. Then it started running as hot, or hotter, than the original drive.

By hot I mean around 50 Celsius. I understand that 50 may be normal, but this computer felt cool for 2.5 years and the fan rarely was heard. Now, it's uncomfortable to rest my left hand on it and the fan is on and off all day. I still have more than half the drive available and it has been defragmented regularly.

Otherwise the computer is clean, runs fast and is protected by McAfee and Spy Sweeper 4.5.

Any ideas are appreciated.

A:Laptop hard drive always feels hot!

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I was having problems with my games slowing down etc on my laptop so I decided to do a reformat and reinstall of Windows 7.

After I done it I noticed my laptop was still doing a sort of glitch/delay whenever I was doing stuff like opening folders to view files, programs and even in things like Firefox when it was loading a page you would see the spinning icon stop for a second then load.

I have reinstalled again and it still seems to have this slight delay on things.

I have ran HIREN Boot CD and done a hard drive test and it came back saying PASS.

My laptop specs are : Intel Core i3 M370 2.4GHz, 6GB Ram, 500GB Hard Drive, ATI Radeon Mobility HD 5470 512mb, Windows 7 Home Prem 64bit.

I have also been in "msconfig" and disabled alot of the startup stuff but even startup still feels slow.
Could someone give me any guidance on why this is happening and how to solve it.

Here is also a HiJackThis log if that helps.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 09:50:20, on 27/01/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16457)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\MagicDisc\MagicDisc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Users\Scott Rowan\AppData\Local\Temp\HBCD\HijackThis.exe

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A:Laptop Feels Slight Delay

The Hjt log does not work well with Windows 7 SP1.
Download Security Check by screen317
Save it to your Desktop.

Right click and select "Run as Administrator"
A command Prompt window will open.
Let it scan the Pc - press any key when asked.
It should now open in Notepad - and will save a log called checkup.txt.
Post the result of the scan here.
Download AdwCleaner to your desktop.
Double click the adwcleaner.exe.
Click on Search - the scan once finished, will open a notepad window.
Post the logfile in the reply box below.
The logfile is saved in C:\AdwCleaner[R1].txt.

NOTE: If using Internet Explorer and you get an alert that stops the program downloading click on Tools > Smartscreen Filter > Turn off Smartscreen Filter then click on OK in the box that opens. Then click on the link again.
Run chkdsk

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I notice that the top part around the hinge seems to have a bit of space (looseness) you want to call it between the two pieces. I gently press on it and notice it will make a creaky/ing sound from the plastic. I dont know if its me or if its common on laptops - but im pretty sure laptops should feel rock solid esp when closed - am I right? I dont know if I should change it. Especially right around the screen if I gently press on it, I can hear the plastic creak quite noticeably and feel space gaps between the plastics. I dont know, this is my 1st laptop, so I dont know how solid laptops are suppose to feel in hand.

from a very worried member

A:My laptop feels bit wierd when closed

Are you saying the plastic casing "flexes"? How long have you had this laptop?

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hey guys! and girls too!
i having hard time with my laptop.
it started just like that,out of the blue, like all the problems.
it doesn't start. It's an IBM 2001 ( the year when my grandma had the first date). 1 GbHz , 512 RAM, win xp sp1
when i start it, it just stops ...with the logo IBM on the screen.
it doesn't go in bios or to boot it.
I stayed one day almost 6 hours turning it off and on.
sometimes it starts.
when i start it and i press on Pause it says: BIOS shadowed, Video Bios shadowed. All the others are PASSED
Now i' m trying to start it , to get a BIOS update. I'm not sure what to do.
Another problem with this notebook- the battery is gone. But this doesn't affect the all others. It's all the time plugged in.
I would really appreciate your opinions and suggestions.


```peace and love, even binary!``````

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I have just purchased a new i7 quad core HP Envy laptop thats all singing and all dancing etc however the overal feel of Windows is very "sluggish" and slow.

Thought it was me initially however it definately is not as fast as my wives 3 year old i5 core when it comes to starting up, opening programs or switching between windows. The big speed delay is really obvious when you try and open folders using Windows explorer.

Is there anything that I can look to fix or change - even something where I can see what the bottleneck is ?



A:Windows 8.1 feels slow on a new install and new laptop

If its brand new, you can rest it to factory fresh and get rid of a lot of the HP junk ware that is installed. Also you can go into the Start Up screen in Task Manager and disable a lot of programs from running at start up.

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I bought a new laptop - HP Compaq Presario, Intel Pentium Processor T4300 (2.1 GHz), 500 GB Hard Drive, 4 GB RAM, nVidia GeForce G 103M with 512 MB DDR2 dedicated graphics memory. After a week, i got the firs blue screen error after which it couldn't boot [i couldn't even get to BIOS).
I was out of the country, so my friend called the service staff who told him to try to run some tests, that time it worked, he got to BIOS, ran the tests, everything was fine and the laptop started up normally. Now, 2 weeks after, I'm getting blue screens continuously, and laptop won't boot. If it boots [and it usually happens when you hit it slightly, though, i don't know if it's a conincidence], windows 7 starts up normally and everything is working fine until the next blue screen shows up, which disables my laptop all over again.

Blue screen looks like this:


Technical information:

STOP: 0x0000000C2 (0x00000099, 0xFE8F40DC, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
Collecting data for crash dump
Initializing disk for crash dump
Beginning dump of physical memory
Dumping physical memory to disk:100
Physical memory dump complete
Is it a software crash? Can I run Win 7 repair if I manage to boot it and how to do that? Is it my hard disk problem?
What to do? -.-

A:Blue screen BAD_POOL_CALLER; laptop won't boot, a new laptop dying?

If you can get it to work by tapping on the machine, then it doesn't sound like a software problem. It could be a bad system board or memory.

I would call HP again and see about getting service on the hardware.

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Hi, I have a 4 year old Acer aspire 5750 laptop. There have been a few times when it has strggled to boot up, then done a startup repair and eventually booted up and worked fine. Today that didn't work, then it ran chkdsk. Then it started to load w7 but my user profile couldn't be loaded. It managed to load a new user profile. It will only run a snail's pace. Inserted the Acer recovery disk but nothing happened.

Do you think it is worth trying to get it repaired? Or do you think it is on its way out and should be replaced asap?
Thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions.
I have backed everything up.

A:Laptop dying?

I'd def say fix it. But I know what I'm doing when it comes to fixing them. (No offense)

It might be more time than you're wanting to put into it, but I would say do a reformat and reinstall a fresh copy of windows and it should make it work better.

What does the recovery disk(s) you have say on it (them)?

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Hi all, I searched through the forums already and there are a lot of similar questions to mine, but none of them answered my question.

I have an Ei System laptop running
Windows XP Home,
Pentium Celeron 2.6Gz,
Internal 40GB HDD, external 160GB HDD.

I only recently installed the external HDD. Prior to that, my laptop constantly chugged and had loads of problems so I decided to backup the HDD and reboot the system to factory settings. That worked perfectly well until I started installing all my old programs and hardware onto it again, and things started to get strange. After some of the programs and hardware were installed and the system rebooted, my laptop refused to even turn on. That never happened before. I had to take out the battery for a few minutes and replace it. This has stopped happening but problems are worse now.

The second I turn my laptop on, the hard drive LED stays (almost) permanently on. I know it's not a loose connection internally because the LED and HDD still functions normally, but it seems like the HDD is constantly being accessed I'm not sure, but on top of that, when I'm lucky enough to even get past the boot sequence (after an unusually long period of wait and restarts) the computer is unbelievably sluggish; programs freeze, the mouse freezes, it's as if I have driven the CPU to the limit, yet when I check Task Manager, the CPU's usage rarely goes past 30%. When it just can't cope, I'm given the... Read more

A:Laptop seriously dying on me...

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Hey everyone...i've had a Sony Vaio PCG-K415B (one 40GB HD partitioned C & D, 512ram, 3.02 processor) for a few years now & in the last 6 months or so it has been shutting down suddenly more & more frequently, now it does it as soon as the Windows XP screen has gone mostly so as you can imagine it's useless, did get an NTFS error once.
I've tried the following:
1. Bought a cooling pad
2. System restore
3. Defragment
4. Hoover what i thought were the fan inlets from outside
5. then took it apart to get to fans properly & hoovered them well- what a pain in the wotsit to get to them!
6. last night did a system recovery on the C drive
7. this morning did a DFT using Hitatchi image (as my HD is Hitatchi)
now i really don't know which way to turn as it still turns itself off as soon as the XP screen goes...please help, thanks, Roger.

A:laptop dying please help...!

Have you tried a complete format/nuke?

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I was at my Dad's house where I have faster internet than where I currently live so naturally I do all my large downloads there and then send them to my laptop via flash drive then to my main PC back home, again, via flash drive. This weekend though I was transferring files from my Dad's PC to my laptop when we were in a rush to get going back home so I transferred the rest of the files that I downloaded to my flash drive and decided that I should do the rest of the transfer from the stick to the laptop in the car to get going as soon as we could. I put the laptop into sleep mode after it was done (and I probably shouldn't have done this in hindsight) put it on the backseat upside down, while still in sleep mode. I have done this before my laptop pretty much stays in sleep mode for it's entire life, I do this while travelling too. But here is where the problems start. I get home to transfer my files to my PC (realizing that I left my USB stick in the car which I will get back later in the week via the post) so while searching for my USB stick not realizing that it was in the car now en route back across the country, I hear a strange noise coming from my laptop, it sounds like a regular 2 clicks every few seconds or so. So I do some research not knowing if it was a normal write head noise that I have never noticed before or a dying HDD, people with similar problems (from what I could tell) ended up backing up their drives and getting another new drive. Thi... Read more

A:Is my laptop's HDD dying?

Hey hogpop1. A repeating cyclical sound from an hdd is not normal.
Secondly, I wouldn't put a laptop in sleep mode when it is in transit, I always power down so the heads park normally.
You are able to browse the Web but are not able to download anything?
What OS does your laptop have?
Does the laptop boot up from being off normally without any problems or messages?

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So i have an acer aspire E1. Today i tried to start my laptop but it didn't start, the battery light is on. After i tried to start it a few time the blue lights next to the battery light turn on for 0.5 second i can also hear the fan starting. This happens approximately every 10 times i try to start it. I use windows 8. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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When I first registered here, it was to thank you for your rogueware removal tutorials that (indirectly) got XP Antispiware off my computer. Now, I think my mother's Vista Home Premium? laptop is going to eat it soon.

-Beginning several months ago, the fans started rumbling and clattering. We agreed they might be full of dust, but she never got around to checking.

-Yesterday it started going really slow, and actually froze, neccesitating a restart of Explorer, while trying to do something that's usually pretty innocuous as far as resource requirements go. She had a lot of things open, but she usually does. Task manager said CPU usage was hovering around 45-75% at that point.

-Last night it gave her a STOP error (BSOD) that disappeared before she could tell me what it said.

-Also last night, she ran MBAM in safe mode and it came up completely clean.

-This morning, she tried to boot in safe mode, but it booted in normal mode and then rebooted itself.

-When it rebooted, it ran a check-disk and said it was fixing corrupted files. But when it got to the end and made the report, it listed 0 of the first thing, 0 of the second thing, and 4 of the third thing (she doesn't remember what they were).

-Once or twice after reaching the desktop, it tried to reboot itself but instead went to a BSOD which said it was doing a "physical dump".

-She also tried once more to run it in safe mode. It said it was loading the drivers and such, then it froze when it... Read more

A:My mother's laptop might be dying... help!

then it froze when it got to CDC somethingWas it rather crcdisk.sys?If so, it may indicate hard drive issue.Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 (or http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=28744&hl=hard+drive+diagnostic)Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), to make the CD bootable.For Toshiba hard drives, see here: http://sdd.toshiba.com/main.aspx?Path=ServicesSupport/FujitsuDrivesUSandCanada/SoftwareUtilities#diagnosticNote : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps HERE

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times are hard all the programs are dying and a can barely load up windows media player.

slow isnt the word.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 00:16:32, on 26/09/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\BT Home Hub\Wireless Configuration\WirelessDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.ntlworld.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
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A:HELP!! My HP Pavilion Laptop is dying

anyone ?

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My laptop (Dell Inspiron 8600) has, as of the past few weeks, begun to act rather strangely. After having the machine on for ~1 hour, the fan begins to blow very loudly while performance near flatlines. Before this happens, the computer can run new-age games on mildly low graphics, while after, even small tasks such as typing notepad are extremely choppy and next to impossible to accomplish.

A few notes:
I'm running Windows XP5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2 with 512mb RAM.
Along with this, initially, I was having a blue screen issue, but after reseating the mem module that was fixed
I've tried everything, defragging weekly, virus cleaning, spyware cleaning, all of the things I'd usually do to tidy up the computer, but none have had any effect.

Heres my logfile:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:49:01 PM, on 8/27/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
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A:Laptop Performance is Dying

An update.. System Restore is no longer working. The computer restarts and says that the restore cannot be completed

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windows running unusually slow, typing becoming extremely hard due to stuttering, obvious problem. ran hijack this, two problems occured:

1. write access was denied to hosts file.
2. Unknown error occured but scan continued.

here is the hijack this log. any help much appreciated thnx

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 23:37:49, on 02/01/2008
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16575)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEUser.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.club-vaio.com
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
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Okay, so my sister bought an Acer Aspire 4330 almost a year ago.

Lately, it's been... weird? It is overtly slow, crashes a lot, get's BSODs, and generally just sucks.

Is there anyway to fix it back to normal? I'm a computer geek but this.. This i've never dealt with. Malwarebytes, Nod32 online, Bitdefender Online, AVG, Avira, and Avast pick up nothing (No, those all aren't running at once. I tried them randomly. Currently, she has Avira) Windows Vista Basic.

What can I do?

My other sister has a Gateway laptop, and it's like the left button on her touchpad is either broken or jammed. Her right button works. So I had her set her touchpad to left-handed mode (Right click is normal click so on) and when she boots, it automatically opens a context menu as if she clicked the context button. Anything I can do about that? Windows Vista Home Premium.


A:Is my sister's laptop dying?

Okay, so my sister bought an Acer Aspire 4330 almost a year agoFirst, she might check if it carried a 1 year warranty, if so, check with where she bought it on warranty procedures.

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I bought this IBM ThinkPad T21 off this guy who lives near me for a couple hundred bucks. I may of possibly gotten ripped off for it, but at the time I sort of needed it so I didn't mind paying it.

Anyway, I know the laptop is pretty old. But recently it has been doing something slightly strange. Whenever I boot up Win XP with it, the boot screens loading bar will pause for a minute, then kick back in, do another pause, then load right up. I don't have a total problem with it, but I worry that this could be a sign for something serious. The specs of the system are:

Intel Pentium 3 796MHz
256MB Ram
30gig HD
Windows XP SP2
S3 Graphics Inc. SavageIX

Also I know the system isn't exactly built to run XP, but I did cut down alot of it's graphics to boost performance.

A:Old laptop possibly dying out?

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I am a university student with very limited funds and I believe my 3 year old, Acer Aspire 3620 laptop is on it's way out. I am hoping for some suggestions on what to do with it, or if I should just invest in a new one

Here are my problems:
1) It used to happen once or twice a year, but for about a month now, my laptop will make a loud beep, but no error messages or change in functioning.
I heard from a friend that this means I need a new hard drive?
2) Sometimes my computer will shut down with a blue screen, telling me there's a 'memory parity error' in system 'fat 32'?
3) About 60% of the time when I shut it off, a message will pop up just before the screen goes black (so i dont have time to write it down) something like "fatal exception has occurred"
4) The fan is really noisy and warm, which I think means it needs to be cleaned, but not being familiar with computers, I am hesitant to do so. Any tips?

I have been running a disk defragmenter, which stops the beep, but only during that time. Now it says I don't have to run it anymore, and the beeping persists.
I'm not sure what to do, and I'm worried that all my files and work will disappear if it dies suddenly. I don't have an external HD because I'm not sure to invest in one.
Please help!!
Thank you in advance

A:Dying, noisy laptop?!

If you have a CD/DVD burner start saving your files. It may well be just your HD but if you don't have a backup on your files, and it dies, you're really in trouble. It sure wouldn't hurt to clean the system up, and I mean physically. Get a can of air if nothing else and blow the dust out of the fan.
Generally after a three years laptops are notorious for failures of some sort. As to whether you should purchase a new one or not - that's up to you and the budget.
So try cleaning your system out - as best you can, save your files on a Disk, and go here and download, http://www.iobit.com/advancedwindowscareper.html?Str=download
and run it. Your system will eventually let you know what's up. Have you gone into Device Manager to make sure all is well? Jazz

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Hello all,

I have a Samsung Q430 laptop with a core i5-460M processor. It keeps dying on me. Not consistently, or with any discernible pattern. The screen just turns black and it shuts down. When I turn it back on I don't get any sort of message, it just restarts as normal. When I go to the reliability monitor, there is no record of an improper shutdown. This is incredible frustrating, as the computer runs great and is plenty fast for me despite being four years old. Does anybody have thoughts on what the issue could be? Last night I did a clean re-install of Windows 7, but the problem is still there. I keep everything up to date.

Thanks for any advice! David

A:Laptop keeps dying - no record of it.

Sounds like a heat problem to me. Try installing SpeedFan and monitor the temps.

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I've reloaded Windows (7, Ultimate, 32-bit) on my Gateway NV73 laptop at least 6 times over the past 2 years that I have owned the laptop because the blasted thing keeps dying. I have had MSFT Security Essentials, SuperAntiSpyWare, MalWareBytes and, now, BitDefender installed at various times.

As of my last "clean" reload of Win7 (two weeks ago) I also installed Secunia PSI and Ninite to make sure every piece of software had the latest patch.

And yet, again, my laptop is beginning to run slow as molasses, to not fully boot up (gets stuck on the "Windows 7 Ultimate" screen without proceeding to the "enter your password" screen), and now I see - thanks to Paragon's Backup & Recovery 2011 - that I have a hidden drive with 12GB of who-knows-what on it. It is labeled as PQSERVICE and says "12 GB NTFS". I Googled PQSERVICE and got a preliminary understanding of what it might be, but I couldn't find any reference that could explain why it's so friggin huge.

I also have an "E:" drive that is labeled: "SYSTEM RESERVED (E:) 101.9 MB NTFS".

I realize this whole post is vague, but I honestly don't know what details could be relevent or helpful.



A:Win7 Ult 32-bit Laptop Keeps Dying

Hello FreeThinkerTX and Welcome to TSF,

System reserved disk: Keeps data of your boot record. In other words, keeps track of where your Operating system is, so that Windows can boot it.

PQSERVICE: Contains system restore data. If your computer fails in any way, you can use the manufacturer reset to restore the system to the system default (the state it was in when you first bought it)

There can be alot of reasons as to why Windows is not booting. Even though it comes back after reinstallations, it could still be something you've installed that messed it up. So if it happens again;
Can you boot into safemode? (Press F8 during startup)

Also it might be a good idea to run a memory test and harddrive test. Memory test can be found here along with instructions. As for a harddrive test, what harddrive are you using? Your PC spec's doesn't list manufacturer, and their website doesn't list what drives they use.

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Every time I try to put my laptop in Hibernate after Logging Off, it shuts off (I hear the click, like I had been holding the button down for 5 sec.).

Possibly related, my touch pad doesn't seem to be working properly. I can move the mouse and right click but it seems like the left mouse button is being held down.

Thanks in advance, SawronZXZ~

A:Solved: Laptop Keeps Dying On Me.

Alright, it seems to have stopped. Odd.

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For about a week now, my laptop has been unable to boot into Windows 7. My attempts to repair and reinstall Windows weren't a success either. Problems began when I turned the laptop on one afternoon and went into my bedroom for a while. About 30 minutes later, I came out, and the laptop hadn't even finished booting yet - Windows was still on the same "Starting Windows" screen. This definitely wasn't normal, since my laptop never look longer than two minutes to boot up.

So I let it sit for a few more minutes, and then decided to hold the power button down for a force shut down. I try to boot up the laptop again, and the "Starting Windows" screen didn't even show up. Instead, text appeared at the top left of the screen ("Disk read error - press ctrl-alt-del to restart"). So I put the Windows 7 installation CD into the CD drive, and rebooted to attempt a system repair.

Even with the CD, Windows was slow with booting and loading. It took about an hour to reach the installation window, and I couldn't even get into system repair.
So yeah, any process I do related to repairing Windows is VERY slow.

The next thing I did was install Linux Mint on one of my USB drives. I booted that up and it worked absolutely fine. I also managed to get into the C:/ drive and salvage an updated copy of all valuable the data I needed. After backing up, I tried reinstalling Windows completely, and it didn't succeed again.

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A:Solved: Is my laptop's HDD dying?

You can either run the laptop manufacturer's diagnostics or the HDD mfr's diags to determine whether your drive is defective.

With regard to backward compatibility, it would seem that the answer is yes. Here's a thread you can check out: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/271766-32-sata-backwards-compatible-sata.

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