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USB Malfunction problem

Q: USB Malfunction problem

Hi everyone,

I need really urgent help! If you can help me your a lifesaver!

Well my problem:

Whenever I connect a USB into my laptop i receive a "USB Device Not Recognized" Message.

the notice says that the device has malfunctioned and windows does not recognize it.

Then it turns into an unknown device.

I have searched all over the net for a fix to this but I cannot get a working one.

I have also tried the USB on other computers and it works perfectly fine, it's a problem with my laptop.

I have tried my pendrive, ipod and mobile phone and all three do not work.


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A: USB Malfunction problem

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

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

Any ideas how to debug this?

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

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

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

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

A:shortcuts malfunction program access malfunction

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

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I Have Bought A New External Hard Drive Via Usb.
It Was Working Fine For The First Couple Of Weeks, But Then It Started To Come Up With Usb Has Malfunctioned And Windows Doesnt Recognize It.
Can You Help Me With This Problem.

(p.s. Ive Tried Everything)


A:Usb Malfunction Problem

First step, Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore. Create a restore point and name it something like "Before USB Fix". This is to bail you out if something goes wrong during the following process and makes things worse.

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG

You should have 3 boxes on the bottom in NOTEPAD.
1)Filename : fixcd.reg
2)Save as type: all files
3)Encoding: ANSI
If you do not change it from txt type to All files type, then the file will actually be fixcd.reg.txt, this won't accomplish the desired result

-------------------------- Use text after this line --------------------------------
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"

-------------------------- Use text before this line --------------------------------

Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

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If you have system malfunction problems BSOD screens or others on multiplayer games or in something about the internet check if you have your network adaptor RTL 8139 because i see on many friends of mine ho have this type of network adapteur that they recive BSOD when they try to play multiplayer games or even download something from internet explorer.I'm not sure if this is it but at least try to use another network adapteur and see if this problem disapear.

A:System malfunction problem

Blondu, maybe it's just me (it's Monday after all), but is there a question in there somewhere?

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I'm sure many have already faced with a very unstable work FPR in P50 for Windows 7?The latest version of drivers and software for fingerprint scaner functions not only did not solve the problem in the scanner, but also created a great new problem.You have probably noticed that after Windows restarts a fingerprint scanner in P50 very often refuses to accept a fingerprint?Many even upset at the thought that the poor quality or defective fingerprint scanner is set to P50.Fortunately, the problem is not hardware, but software.Enough to run the well-known utility Autoruns and on Winlogon tab, in the line:HKLM \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Authentication \ Credential Providersremove startup box for SynaCP Synaptics Syna CP module Synaptics Incorporated. c: \ windows \ system32 \ synacp.dllIt was this library from Synaptics conflicts with a similar library of Windows itself and causes a malfunction of the fingerprint scanner in P50.I guarantee that after a turn off autostart synacp.dll library fingerprint scanner will start work flawlessly.I believe that Lenovo developers should actively address this issue.

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The problem: about a month ago my mouse suddenly began to 'stick' and i got a bubble in the bottom right corner saying my USB drive had malfunctioned. The cursor would move, but it would jerk and stick regularly, with the bubble flashing up whenever the cursor ceased to move with it accompanied by a fairly high pitched noise. It was a bit irratic, but in general the mouse would stick more than it moved and so i had to use keyboard shortcuts to get around. A few times when i'd load up the computer the cursor would half move and then after several minutes it would just stop working altogether, yet after a few hours i might go and try the mouse and it would work fine for a while. I also found that the surface had a strange impact on the mouse being recognised or not; the 'mouse mat' i was using and had been using with no trouble for months seemed to suddenly stop the mouse from being recognised, whereas if i leant on my metalic desk the mouse would work (to a degree). Since then, the mouse has stopped working altogether, the red light has disappeared and i've been reduced to using the lifesaver that is MouseKeys and shortcuts in order to get around.

I think around the time it happened i also got a bubble flashing up telling me that hardware installed had not worked, or something along those lines, it's difficult to be more precise as it came up only once and went quickly. I don't remember trying to install anything other than wind... Read more

A:USB Malfunction / Mouse problem

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I've had my PC (signature) for 3 years now, I just changed the HD/ram last year, with no problems.

Suddendly, really suddenly, it started giving this blue screen error.

*** Hardware Malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support
*** The system has halted ***

Hardware malfunction results in system error message
without additional errors.

It started happening every 3-4 hours in win7. Then after a 2-3 days it started happening every few minutes. And finally I couldn't almost login into win7 that it crashed. I noticed that it wasn't crashing in linux ubuntu (dual boot).

So I wanted to re-format and strangely I got the same error while booting from win7 installation cd! that was weird

at that point I thought it was a graphic card (nvidia 8800gts) problem, so I replaced it with another crappy nvidia card (geforce 8400gs from my other pc)
The system ran fine for hours, and I benchmarked a lot without problems.
I also noticed that my suspicious card was running fine in my other pc! so I had 2 working pcs.

At that point I put the broken(?) 8800 in my system again and it started working again. miracle
My system ran fine and I reformatted. all perfect
Then, this morning (1 week later) BSOD again. while posting a comment on youtube... restarted, another one, just using windows.

I really don't understand why this problem. i *THINK* that it's the video card but I don't understand why

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A:*Hardware Malfunction* BSOD - gpu problem?

If you are blming the video card, stress test it to be sure:

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If the video card is Ok, test RAM overnight:

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

CPU test


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I am having a continuing problem regarding my PS/2 mouse.

It started several weeks ago, firstly the pointer stopped moving, then after a second or two, it started working normally.

This started getting worse, so looked to see if there was a driver problem, which it seems there isnt. After another week, the mouse stopped working, so I went out & bought a new mouse, which seemed ok for a couple of days, but after that, this new mouse went crazy, then also stopped working.

I started using my USB laptop mouse, but this isnt a permanent solution for me, as my USB hub, has only the one spare port, which I need occasionally for other uses.

I have borrowed a friends PS/2 mouse, which also fails to work, and his PS/2 to USB converter, and even with this, neither mouse will work.

Is this a driver problem?.

If it is a port problem, why do the mice not work using the converter?.

Any help on this, would be very much appreciated.

A:PS/2 Mouse problem, creeping fault/malfunction

I would say it's a port problem if you have tried various mice.

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Hi, I have been having major problems for about 6 weeks. It all started with mouse, keyboard and screen freezing. Then the computer shuts off unexpectedly, no error messages, it justs shuts down immediately and to get it back on I have to pull out the power cord and replug it (I may have limited knowledge but I know this is not good!). Then I was unable to send email from Outlook Express, could receive but not send. Get error message 550. After chasing this up with Bigpond I found out my IP address was blacklisted as having sent spam messages to people. This made me think my computer had been hijacked or something by some nasty person. I use Trend Micro PC-cillin and it's always up to date. As well as this I have also ran several scanning tools (Defender, Spybot). Each time I use these it always comes back with new stuff, often 5 - 10 items each time. Mostly things with cookie in the name. I also did a scan from Windows startup and it came back with \PROGRA~1\SIMCAS-1\simcas\error.log bad clusters in file 103512. I don't know if this is relevant to my problem or not. In the last 2.5 weeks the computer started turning off and immediately turning back on then turning off then turning on. It usually does this 8 or 9 times and will become stable for a little while. 2 weeks ago I got rid of Internet Explorer and installed Firefox. This was OK for a day or 2 then it went back to what it was doing before. I have now reinstalled IE. The last 2 days it has been... Read more

A:Don't Know My Specific Problem... Major Computer Malfunction... Shuts Off

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

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

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

A:USB Malfunction

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

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

so pliz pliz help

A:Usb malfunction

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


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


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


A:Usb Malfunction

Hi sunsandy4u and welcome to TSF,

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

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

Hope this might help,

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

A:dvd-rom malfunction?

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

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

A:malfunction of PC

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

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


A:F1 key Malfunction

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

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

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

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

Cause? Remedy?

A:3.5 fdd malfunction

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

A:CPU Fan Malfunction

Hi jdendrin,

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

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Please help!

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

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

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



A:USB Malfunction???

go to device manager

in the device manager uninstall all listed usb
shut down

unplug all usb plugs
reboot twice
after that replug and check it.

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

A:IE malfunction

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

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

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

A:Fan malfunction

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

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


A:IE malfunction

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

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Hello all,

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

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

A:PSU Malfunction

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

The fan set up looks pretty standard.

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

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

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

A:Possible HDD malfunction

LofB said:

I just got a new laptopClick to expand...

u mean....brand new???

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

A:Key malfunction

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

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

Edit: It's a Dell Dimension 8400

A:usb malfunction

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

A:IE malfunction

What version of Windows & IE?

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

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

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


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

any Ideas what the problem is ???

and thnx in advance ...

A:a malfunction ???

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I'm not sure if this is the right forum or not. Feel free to move it if I've placed it wrong.

I've got a Dell Optiplex GX280, Windows XP Pro SP2, and a DVD burner and for some reason, DVD-Rs won't play in it anymore. Commercial DVDs seem to work, but DVD-Rs won't. I've got one in there right now, and it won't even recognize there's a disc in there.

The software that pops up when a commercial DVD is put in is that PowerDVD proggy. It won't recognize my DVD-Rs either.

A:DVD drive malfunction?

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Hi, I have a brand new Windows 7 Vaio. I like it, but just today, my webcam hasn't been working & I do not know why. I've used it recently, maybe a week ago but I tried to use it today and this is what I see:
and I don't know why...help??

A:Webcam malfunction?

whats the exact sony vaio model

can we see a device manager screen shot

Device Manager
Post back the results in device manager
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

imaging devices click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here
Full details are here http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Posting_a_Screenshot

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I have a computer that recently has begun acting strange. It is running extremely slow and the darker parts of the picture are shimmering a green glowing color. The computer has Windows XP version 5.1, with 500MB Ram and 10GB Hard drive.

I ran Malwarebyte's anti malware and it removed 2 infections, but the problem is getting worse instead of better. I also did a defrag on the hard drive using defraggle, and i cleaned up all the temp files. I ran HiJackthis and here is the log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:44:04 PM, on 5/17/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\RA... Read more

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I lately bought a new hp laptop without windows software . Then i installed windows 7 ultimate on it then the system drivers from a driver pack cd . But when i connect a usb to the port it's like i never did and when i connect a mouse it passes electricity but the desktop doesn't detect it . When i open ' MANAGE MY COMPUTER " and enter to the drivers , i find only one driver for the usb and it's called " intel R usb controller " but find 6 or seven in other laptops , i think the problem is in missing drivers for usb root hubs . Please help me solve this problem 

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pendrives malfunction for xp

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Hi everyone,

I'm having some strange problems with a Windows XP computer. I suspect some kind of virus/malware program/..., but am unable to find what it is.

The symptoms

Norton AntiVirus can not be started and is disabled at startup

Internet Explorer can be started normally, but it's not possible to reach any site at all. No error occurs, the blank page just doesn't change (about:blank is set as the home page)

Outlook Express can be started normally, but when trying to use it (i.e. checking for mail) it stops responding

When this was the case, I stopped alls stopable services with the standard task manager. After killing all instances of svchost.exe (7 on one count), I wait for Windows to pop up saying it has to reboot because the RPC service failed. I then abort the shutdown. The Windows XP look is gone after this and we're back to a more basic GUI, like the Windows 2000 one. The number of colors dropped as well.
Now, we've got a lot more functionallity:

Inernet Explorer works again, full Internet access

OE still doesn't seem to work right, however

Norton AntiVirus can be started
auto-update is disabled and cannot be enabled

e-mailscan is disabled and cannot be enabled

live update does not work
What I've tried

creating a new hosts file

disabling Windows XP's protection of critical files

Running the updated version of Spybot's Search & Destroy

Running the updated version of Lavasoft's Ad-Aware

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A:NAV, IE and OE malfunction: looking for the culprit

We had a similar problem and it turned out to be the APC PowerChute software. Disabling the service is a temp fix. Upgrading to the latest version is *supposed* to fix it. An acticle about the vulnerability: http://www.securitytracker.com/alerts/2004/Jul/1010745.html


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

A:keyboard malfunction

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

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Well here's the basics of my problem. I built my grandfather a computer about a year ago. It worked fine until it started not outputting any sound. I consider myself to be quite proficient in computer repair, but this one's really got my stumped.

Well, basics first. Hardware setup is:
Asus A8V Deluxe Mobo
3400+ Processor
512 RAM
Audigy 2 ZS
Radeon 9600 Pro
Windows XP 2002 Edtn. with Service Pack 2

Here's a basic outline of what I tried.

First, I checked to make sure that nothing was muted. I checked in control panel and in Windows Media Player and Creative's player, whatever that's called. I've checked every option that I can find and nothing is muted, and my devices are correctly selected. I checked by plugging the speakers into the onboard audio and the Audigy 2 ZS. Neither one produced any sound. I also know that the speakers do indeed work.

I also checked in device manager to see if the computer is/was having driver conflicts. It is not indicated there that there are any problems.

I've already tried the sound troubleshooter through Windows Help and it just told me to go ask someone else because it was stumped as well.

Then, since I know the Asus A8V has a bootup speech thing, I plugged the speakers into the onboard audio port and upon startup the motherboard output audio through the speakers.

After that, since I knew that the computer could indeed produce sound, I uninstalled the Creative drivers and then reinstalled them. When I ... Read more

A:Sound malfunction

I fixed it by removing the Audigy. I don't know why or how or what, but it works now. So GG and we'll leave it as it is. Hopefully this'll help someone else.

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Okay so i was browsing on chrome when suddenly i noticed my words were in upper case without me turning on the caps lock then i saw that some keys like the *s* became *ws*.. and some other keys.. wanted to restart my laptop and the ctrl al del didnt work. Went to look at my keyboard settings everything seemed fine. My language options input all fine ! Ive been searching for the cause and fix but nothing. I refreshed it. I reisntalled it my win8.1. Same problem. Im considered this might be a hardware problem. The laptop isnt even 1 year old. I clean it so the keyboard is clean never spilled anything on it never had the pc overheat. I actually barelly use it. Please someone help.

A:Keyboard malfunction

Definitely sounds like a physical keyboard issue. Since you say the laptop is less than a year old I'd be contacting the manufacturer as self repairs will void the warranty and if it's a known issue it may even be covered by the warranty.

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I have D: 1.1.0 ATAPI DVD A DH20A4P installed and I cannot download videos. Ive tried IMGBURN and NERO and both say burn failed.
I updated the firmware but still have the problem.
Any thoughts?
Many thanks, Mima

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

A:Malfunction 'Alternate' key!

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

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

Regards Howard

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Having never really experienced anything untoward with W10, therefore have always come down on the FOR side.
I have an MSI G70 very high spec gaming laptop, obviously RTM and this has never given a moments trouble before.
Today I noticed on the taskbar three Document folders, clicking on one took me to Documents, right clicking gives the option to unpin, in so doing it added another couple of document folders to the taskbar and removed almost all my other saved apps.
Repeating brought up other apps which would never normally attach to the taskbar.
My System Restore which I had made on 2nd FEB had been wiped off so could not use that.
Decided not to use backup in case the problem was inbuilt.
Finally did a recovery in order to save files and documents, which left an app list on the Desktop, that list consisting of 61 apps.
Conclusion RS1 is more reliable than TH2. though it could be down to surplus or conflicting junk apps loaded by MSI.
Desktops running W10 Pro and Insider both running normally.

A:Weird Malfunction

I'm running the RTM 10240 on my desktop as the November update doesn't work correctly on mine either. I've had no issues with the first release

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Please solve this mess!!!!


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:36:29 PM, on 8/2/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
D:\Program Files\Tall Emu\Online Armor\oasrv.exe
D:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
D:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
D:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
D:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
D:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
D:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
D:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
D:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
D:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
D:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\NBHGui.exe
D:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\InCD\InCD.exe
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A:computer malfunction


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I am hoping someone can help me. I am struggling with old technology here. Am trying to fix up an old P3 500mhz for my 3year old son as he is constantly on our home pc and has a habit of going into system files as well. Hazardous!!!!

The P3 is responding every pheriperal tested seperately on my new dualcore pc and it works. The Hdd works, had to cap limit it to run in the P3, the keyboard works, everything. But as soon as I plug in the keyboard on the P3 it works in bios but stops as soon as Win Xp starts with the installation process. Have plugged in my own keyboard on USB and ps2 mode and it all just stops working as soon as Windows installation starts running.

What to do? Any suggestions? Am desparate. Please

A:Keyboard Malfunction

Boot into Setup (Bios) and look for USB Legacy and/or PS/2 or some such and make sure it is Enabled

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I can open all folders on the left pane except one of them. This is one of user created folders for archiving received emails. There are several other folder for the same purpose. I wonder why this particular one can not be opened.
What I have done so far includes compacting files,reinstalling the Thunderbird and trying on other W8 machine.. Any suggestion is appreciated.

A:Thunderbird malfunction on W8

I use Thunderbird on all of my Win 8 rigs and I have not run across any issues. If you give me a screenshot, I can try and replicate the issue. I really need to see your structure before I can assist any further.

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