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My Laptop Restarts within every 3to4 hours

Q: My Laptop Restarts within every 3to4 hours

My Laptop Restarts within every 3to4 hours. When restarting it doesnt show any shutting down window or an error it suddenly goes down and restarts. i tried by repairing the os but im still having the problem. im using windows 7 ultimate. plz someone help me

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A: My Laptop Restarts within every 3to4 hours

By any chance is this the RC-7100 versions that is expiring ?

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another computer restarts thread. mine started at the same time I installed sp2 and also installed different video editing tools(trying to find that perfect avi to mpeg) have since uninstalled all viedo converters and ran adware ,spybot, avg and online scan. found vbs krepper virus deleted file. I am still running in safe mode that is the only way it won't restart every 2- hours.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 9:15:41 AM, on 9/26/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00000010-6F7D-442C-93E3-4A4827C2E4C8} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O2 - BHO: IMTHelper Class - {FA1A6CC3-BE63-4f7c-A455-417D35A67DA6} - c:\windows2\system32\tsextsex.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTHelper] CTHELPER.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS2\UpdReg.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Jet Detection] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\PROGRAM\ADGJDet... Read more

A:xp restarts since sp2 every 2-3 hours

now i get the blue screen about hardware
stop message
stop 0x0000000A
Thanks for any help

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Hello everyone,

So my problem is that my pc restarts every 2-3 hours (regular) after restart BIOS says There is problem with your hard drive please check Event Log for more info, so i opened even log and found.

Log Name: System
Source: ps7apa4b
Date: 2010-03-16 23:14:54
Event ID: 1
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Admin-PC
Protection Synchronization Driver detected an internal error, contact the customer support service.
Log Name: System
Source: EventLog
Date: 2010-03-16 23:14:58
Event ID: 6008
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Admin-PC
The previous system shutdown at 11:12:29 PM on ‎3/‎16/‎2010 was unexpected.
Log Name: System
Source: ps7apa4b
Date: 2010-03-16 21:13:35
Event ID: 1
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Admin-PC
Protection Synchronization Driver detected an internal error, contact the customer support service.
Log Name: System
Source: EventLog
Date: 2010-03-16 21:13:37
Event ID: 6008
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Admin-PC
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A:Pc Restarts Every 3-5 Hours.


Originally Posted by n0f3ar

Update Windows license and product key tokens failed with 0xC004F050.

Installation of the Proof of Purchase failed. 0xC004F050

Run the WGA tool to check whether your system is genuine: http://www.microsoft.com/Genuine/
Note that it is against the forum rules to help you if you are running pirated software.
If you did buy it then see if this can help you solve the activation issue: http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/e...9-6245f0961d0b


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Hi, my computer restarts every 2 hours because windows 7 RC version expired. I have windows 7 build 7100. How can i prevent restarting or where can i find the final windows 7 ultimate ?

A:Windows 7 restarts after 2 hours??

Quote: Originally Posted by Unk75

Hi, my computer restarts every 2 hours because windows 7 RC version expired. I have windows 7 build 7100. How can i prevent restarting or where can i find the final windows 7 ultimate ?

You cant prevent it from happening, and in fact at the end of this month it goes into limited functionality mode. You can get RTM by buying it from MS or other retail source. Your current activation will not work on the RTM (7600)

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Greetings All,

I have had really bad frustrations with the unpredictability of Focus Assist and Active Hours ever since build 1809 on Windows 10 and this has now carried over on two PC?s; a Dell Desktop and a Toshiba Laptop. Here are some observations for the Microsoft Answers Community:

I have my Active Hours set from 7am to 11 PM on both computers. I also have notices checked to receive restart notifications. I will get the typical two notifications about the restarts sometimes on Patch Tuesday or the following day.

Sometimes the restarts are fine going without a hitch within about 1-2 hours after the first update notice. Other times for the past two YEARS I keep getting ?Your Computer Will Need to Start Outside of Active Hours, sometimes for FOUR OR FINE DAYS! The restart is not kicking in after the range of Active Hours have ended. This means, that from 11:O1PM to 7:01 AM I am not getting the restarts outside of Active Hours that Action Center says are waiting. Sometimes I just restart the computer through the Windows Start logo button I can?t stand waiting anymore.

What algorithms determine when these restarts happen outside of Active Hours? Why is there a delay of up to four or five days for a restart to occur for Restarts to happen outside of Active Hours? Microsoft needs to get a more definitive time for when the computer is set to restart outside of Active Hours and we need to see this in the Action Center toaster pop-up. Right-now, we have to g... Read more

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I've read like 400 forum posts with the same problem without finding the solutions.

My computer can run a game (CSGO) for about 1-2 hours then it restarts. No bluescreen. After that it can restart just by opening a new website on chrome.

ASUS motherboard z87-A
GTX 970 strix
Intel i5 3.4 Ghz
16 gb ram Corsair
Fractal design 800w PSU
intel 128gb SSD
This is what ive tried:
Removed 1 ram at the time
Removed the GPU (used the built in one on the motherboard when I tried this)
Checked temps on HWmonitor all looks normal. 30-40 degrees on both GPU and CPU
Reinstalled windows 7 and formated the entire drive before that.
Check the volts on HWmonitor and it looks fine.
Ive done a Memtest over night with 0 errors.
Installed old and new drivers for everything.

Ive checked event viewer and it tells me nothing. Only that computer restarted faulty.

When I run a Furmark test it can sometimes run for hours until I press "space" and make the ring disapear then comeback then it restarts.

Hope someone has some clue of what is going on here.

Thank you very much

A:Computer restarts after 1-2 hours of gaming. Tried almost everything. Need ideas of whats going on.

If there's a failure that forces restart, then the EVENTVWR will log it before the restart.
Look again for logs->system, scroll for errors

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I think I know the cause but wanted to check before opening her up.

Symptoms - The laptop spontaneously shuts down after around 2 hours

The power source makes no difference. It happens on both battery and mains.

Cause? Probably over heating, maybe due to dust etc

Remedy? Open up and clean the fan...............

Am I thinking correctly?

A:Laptop shuts down after 2 hours

I suspect so
However, is it always around the 2 hours - or does it vary
i would suspect overheating on a laptop to e slightly different - as it will depend on what the laptop is doing - if the fan is running and how fast
Also what sort of surface the laptop is on

Do you notice if the air from the vents is very hot ??? compared to normal running ?

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My laptop was incredibly slow last night and wasn't working as usual so I restarted it. It has been stuck on the blue restarting screen for 12+ hours now and I really need some help please! I have tried turning it on and off but it just resumes to the restarting page. Any help or suggestions will be most appreciated!!


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hey, it's been more than 15 hours and my laptop ia still sutting down. normally it takes less than a minute but today it's taking forever. I have pressed the power button but it didn't work. What can I do so it shuts down? 

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My comp has updated itself, not sure if it was windows 10 or just an auto update, but now it seems stuck in the restating portion of the update.  Does anyone know the issue or how to fix it?

A:Why has my laptop been restarting for over 5 hours...

Push start and hold the Alt and F-10 buttons and see if Recovery starts.

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Hi there

A few days ago my laptop started acting up. After several hours of normal use it suddenly becomes unresponsive. The mouse still moves around but programs running at the time kind of half freeze. When trying to get the task manager up or any other boxes they are displayed empty, also when going over symbols in the control pannel they become empty. I ran a avira scan which came up empty. When I restart everything is fine until after several hours the same thing happens. I am running XP.

I have run some Malwarebytes, ESET online scan and superantispyware but the problem persists. The logs can found here in this topic:


I will post a Speccy Snapshot soon

A:Laptop becomes unresponsive after several hours of use

Here is the Speccy Snapshot


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After putting my laptop to sleep, it always automatically wakes up after about 4 or 6 hours. ive checked all power settings and even all wake timers in advanced settings have been fully disabled. The laptop has worked fine for a year, so why would it suddenly start again a few months ago?
what can i do to fix this? Thanks in advance.

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Hi there

A few days ago my laptop started acting up. After several hours of normal use it suddenly becomes unresponsive. The mouse still moves around but programs running at the time kind of half freeze. When trying to get the task manager up or any other boxes they are displayed empty, also when going over symbols in the control pannel they become empty. I ran a avira scan which came up empty. When I restart everything is fine until after several hours the same thing happens. I am running XP.

I am not sure how else to describe the problem so I hope this helps a bit. Thanks.

A:Laptop becomes unresponsive after several hours of use

Im wondering, with it happening only every few hours. It may not be a virus, but maybe, a overheating problem. Or, the computer is using up that many resources, it's locking up your system. However, to be sure. I would like you to do the following.

Please download Malware Bytes Anti-Malware
Rename the EXE to zztoy
Run it, and update the definitions
Run a scan
Then, post your log results here, i will assess the results. And will provide more info to you on the next course of action to be taken.

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I'm afraid I can't pin point the reason for this. It's slow in all apps. What tests can I run in order to get help?
Thank you in advance.

A:Laptop has begun to slow down after several hours of use

Hello Castellar,

A piece of malware could be on your system and that would cause it to run slowly.

Please can you download and install the following programs, and run a full scan with them:
Malwarebytes | Free Anti-Malware & Internet Security Software
HitmanPro 3 - SurfRight
AdwCleaner Download
Junkware Removal Tool Download

Malwarebytes will product a log, please can you upload it to here? Navigate to: C:\ProgramData\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\Logs and upload the logs to here, which have todays date.

Instructions for running Hitman Pro:
After opening Hitman Pro, select next. Click 'no, I only want to perform a one-time scan to check this computer' and select next. It will then scan your computer. After it's finished scanning, click next and click activate free licence, which is a free-trial of it for 30 days.

Please follow this guide, written by Gerry Conrell.

Please upload and share with everyone fresh copies of your System and Application logs from your Event Viewer.

To access the System log select Start, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Event Viewer, from the list in the left side of the window select Windows Logs and System. Place the cursor on System, select Action from the Menu and Save All Events as (the default evtx file type) and give the file a name. Do the same for the Applications log. Do not provide filtered files.

Thank you,

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My laptop is taking hours to boot up into XP Pro sp3.

I have two partitions. I can boot into Win7 and run chkdsk on the XP partition.
Chkdsk runs clean.
I have two gig of memory.
It runs fine if I boot into Win7.
I have Bitdefender antivirus installed, running and up-to-date.
I have run Malwarebytes with no errors.
I have run sfc /scannow.
When it does boot up I don't see all the icons in the sys tray.
It takes for ever to run a program.
Speed Fan S.M.A.R.T. Tab show the hard drive is healthy.

Could someone please help me figure out what is causing such long delays?

Thank you,


A:My laptop takes hours to boot up

Did this laptop come with Windows XP, or did you try and install it after? If you installed it yourself, did you install all the necessary drivers? Does XP run acceptably well once it boots, or is it always slow? Finally, does it literally take hours to boot? If not, to the nearest minute, how long does it actually take?

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ok, this just started happening a few days ago. after being online for about 2-2and a half hours my comp slows way down to the point of not being able to much of anything. Then after I let it sit for around 20-30 minutes it clears up and does fine. Just wondering why it started doing this and what I can do to resolve this issue. Even tho it does clear up, it's really annoying!

Dell Inspiron 600m
Windows XP pro SP3
Intel Celeron 1.50GHz
512mb RAM
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:26:31 AM, on 8/6/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusche... Read more

A:Solved: Laptop slows down after about 2 hours

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I have Windows XP and have gotten 3 BSOD's today and don't know how to go about getting the issue resolved. I did take down the codes that came up on my screen, I was hoping someone might be able to point me in the right direction on how I can resolve this issue. I went to the Microsoft website, hit support then typed in my error codes but it didn't come back with any information.

These are the codes that were displaying on the blue screen:


Please provide any help and point me in the right direction to getting this issue solved,


A:Gotten 3 BSOD in past 4 hours on Win XP laptop

Hi Wes, welcome to TSF..

please attach your crash dumps to your next post so someone here can have a look at them for you.

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Hello all! I purchased a custom (added more RAM) Pavilion 17t laptop, and it arrived on Tuesday.  I really like it, except for the fact that the battery only stays charged for two hours - it takes two hours for it to fully charge when plugged in, I unplug and it takes two hours for the battery to deplete to 0. Both Windows and HP software is up to date, my screen is on 50%, battery saver is set to kick in when the battery hits 50%, location is turned off, I'm using Edge browser. Is this normal for a brand-new laptop? The battery diagnostic says the battery is "OK". It's 57 days old and has gone through 6 cycles out of 300. How long can I just leave the laptop plugged in? Does doing that hurt the battery? This is going to by my main computer, so I won't be moving it around too much. Leaving the screen on 50 is really too dark for me...at least with it plugged in I could increase that. Thanks for your help!


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A:New Laptop's battery only lasts 2 hours

2 hours is not unusual for a 17 inch laptop. You do not give the model number but if you have an i7 processor, dedicated video card and both a hard drive and SSD plus an optical drive you have a lot going on. Batteries are slim now and do not have as many cells as they used to. You can leave it plugged in all the time. The battery is smart and will turn off the charging. 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 that unexpectedly shuts down after an hour or more:

The machine worked fine for about a year and now for the last couple of months I have had the unexpected shut down problem
I have re-imaged the machine multiple times (after repartitioning to eliminate boot sector viruses) , each time loading the latest drivers in the recommended sequence to no avail. I initially used my own Vista Ultimate but have no gone back to the OEM's Vista Home Basic OS. After the last re-image I only loaded the most important few drivers, an AV program (AVG), Firefox and updated the OS - still crashing.
No new hardware installed. Have not done a BIOS update.
Fan seems to be working harder than it should be especially harder often just before crashing. Ran Speed Fan and it shows 78-83F or below though in both cores

System Specs
Inspiron 1525, Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5450 (1.66GHz/667Mhz FSB/2MB cache),
Windows Vista ® Home Basic Edition,
3GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 667MHz
LCD Panel Anti-glare, widescreen 15.4 inch display (1280x800) 15XGA
Video Card Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 INTAC [320-6059]
Hard Drive Size: 120GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM) 120GB [341-5616]
Network Integrated 10/100 Network Card INTNIC [430-2651]
Modem Integrated Modem I56NM [313-5793]
Combo or DVD+RW Drive CD / DVD Writer (DVD+/-RW Drive) 8XDVDRW [313-5791][420-6464]
Sound Card High Definition Audio 2.0 IS [313-4783]
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A:Dell Laptop Crashes within 1-4 hours

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This is technically my cousins laptop, but the whole family uses it. I was using it tonight with multiple IE windows open when it suddenly BSOD on me. I didn't see what the error number was or anything like that. I've found out that its done this twice earlier today. As far as know no new drivers, devices or even programs have been installed recently, so I'm worried it might be a virus. I've run a virus scan but nothing came up.

Any help would be appreciated and if you need more specific information please let me know.

A:laptop BSODs, several hours apart, unknown cause

Hello DBlanc, Welcome to SF

First up have a read of this http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html if you need to post anymore more dumps please run the tool in the link

Your dumps report two 0x100007E errors BSOD Index and one 0x116 error BSOD Index
All three are blaming your nVidia gfx drivers for the crash, have a read of this thread lots of good info there
IMO start with monitoring temperatures in your machine, if you havent already then install monitoring software something like speccy will do the trick and check your machine is not overheating, then you need to update your graphic drivers as the ones you have are not operating correctly

Update your graphics drivers to the latest ones, its best to uninstall old drivers then run Drivers - Clean Left over Files after Uninstalling then install new drivers from here Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers option 2 is easiest as will auto detect what you need.
Coincidentally nVidia are having a few problems with there latest drivers at the moment they have been causing lots of crashes lately so if after update you get further crashes give us the new dumps as per above so we can check them out as you may need to roll back one but cross that bridge when we come to it

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Thank you for taking the time to view this! So here's the story.

This morning, I turned on my laptop, and windows configures some updates that has been installed yesterday. After a while, it says: "Failure configuring Windows updates. Reverting changes. Do not turn off your computer.". After some time, it seems to start normally, I can use my laptop and all. But when I was using my laptop at this time, windows start to download more updates. Then I shut down my computer, and windows start to install like 150 updates. It takes hours to complete all of these installations, and when it finally shuts down, it just stays on the shutdown screen. It has been 7 hours now, and I don't know what to do. Should I just hold down the power button? Or is there another way?

Here are the details of the laptop. The reason why I didn't include this information when I created my account here on the forums was that I don't know which of these is the graphics card, hard drive, etc. I don't know much about computers. Anyway, here's what's written on it:
-Intel Core i5-460M processor
-ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 up to 2651mb HyperMemory
-640 GB HDD
-Acer Nplify 802.11 b/g/n

There's more if you'd like.

Oh, a few more things. My internet connection on my house is very slow, about 0.3mbps, and sometimes it disconnects. I wonder if the updates can get corrupted because of this. And before this incident, I notice on the update history that the status on at least half of the upda... Read more

A:Laptop has been shutting down for 7 hours after update, please help!

Hello Slimefon,

7 hours is certainly a long time for updates to install..

I would say it's best to power it down manually and when Windows boots up, please click the start menu, type Event Viewer and hit enter. Click the drop down icon to the left of custom views, right-click administrative events and select save all events in custom view as. Choose a file name for it and save it in your desired location.

Please upload the files to a sharing site, such as OneDrive then provide me with the link.


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I have noticed that recently my startup speed has reduced. Also once my laptop starts it works ok with normal speed, but after being used for 4 to 5 hours it just stops responding or its response is so slow that after clicking on the start button i have to wait for 2 minutes before it opens. even a right click takes this much time.

the only option left for me is a hard reset. but when the computer restarts again, the speeds are normal and as they should be. The problem starts again after 5 hours of usage, and the cycle continues.
so.... any ideas as to what may be causing this???
I have avira antivirus free, regularly updated.

I have scanned my system with the latest ad aware 2008, it found nothing.

I have sygate firewall free installed

A:Laptop acting funny after being used for 4 to 5 hours

Possibly this is not a malware issue but lets gat a quick scan.Also please read thru this topic ..Slow Computer/browser? Check Here First; It May Not Be MalwarePlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the ... Read more

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After putting my laptop to sleep, it always automatically wakes up after about 4 or 6 hours. ive checked all power settings and even all wake timers in advanced settings have been fully disabled. This just started about a month ago and i havent changed any of the setting in a looooong time.
what can i do to fix this? Thanks in advance.

A:Laptop keeps waking up automatically after a few hours

Hi, can you run this at a command prompt:
powercfg /devicequery wake_armed

and post the result?

Also feel free to search the forum (search box above) for e.g.
wakes up
keeps waking up
wakes up after hours
- there is a good selection of threads on the same topic- you may find something to help you.
Solved Sleep: Keeps waking up! - Windows 10 Forums
Windows 10 Desktop Wakes Itself Up - Windows 10 Forums

The solution is likely to be particular to your situation.

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Hi all, I feel so frustrated. I just bougth my Lenovo ideapad 520. I've had it for 3 hours exactly and since then struggling with WI-FI. When I restart windows it finds and connects to the wi-fi, but it suddenly disconnects and then it cannot find any networks even though my phone and other laptop can. The only way to fix it is restarting the laptop which I have done at least 10 times already.  I tried to update the driver- it states that it is updated (Dual-Band Wireless AC 8265)I tried to update windowsI turned off the option of allowing windows to turn off device to save powernothing works I was happy with an HP. I have no idea why I bought a Lenovo.  Please help me.   

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A friend of mine asked me to help with his laptop which has the Interpol virus/malware.

It takes hours to boot. After pressing the on button, there is no activity apart from a small green LED for hours. It's like it's taking ages to POST. Once it decides to fire up, it's fine, wkaes from sleep quickly, but a reboot take hours.

Any idea what this is?

A:Laptop takes three hours to boot!

You should boot to safe mode and run antivirus programs and Windows Defender. Also try a restore point. Also, run system file checker, SFC /SCANNOW from the command prompt by starting cmd as an administrator. Then run chkdsk. You should also check the hdd with a hdd utility such as Seatools.

If everything fails to resolve the issue, back up all your data, delete the disk partitions, wipe the disk with a low level format and reload the os.

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My Inspiron laptop is 24 months old and seems to have a residual charge problem. My laptop was fully charged and was working fine a night before, but when I tried to switch it on the next morning it won't turn on. I googled  for the problem and tried some answers such as ' take out the battery and power cord and hold the power button for 10 sec and then put the battery back and try to switch it on'. I did that and it didn't turned on.But after almost 12 hours laptop turn on automatically and working like nothing has happened.

A:Help!!! inspiron laptop 12 hours to turn on.

Your battery could be going out.  It really depends on how much you use the computer while on battery vs plugged in, and if you use it on battery at all.  Do you get any battery warnings or messages at all?  Does the computer work with the battery disconnected with no issues?

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My wife's laptop has been "Shutting Down" for about 8 hours now. Before that, it spend 17 hours stuck at installing update 2 of 7. I just checked on it every hour or so, and finally when I checked on it after 17 hours, I saw that it was now shutting down. I was happy because I thought that was the end of the problem, but now it's stuck at "shutting down." The laptop is only 1 year old and I take pretty good care of my computers. I've never seen this problem before and was hoping for some help in resolving it.

Just thought I should also mention that just prior to shutting down, I had my external hard drive connected. It was giving me issues. Some of my folders, when I tried to open them, would say that the disk is write protected. When I looked at the properties for those folders, which definitely had files in them, it said that the size of the folder was 0 megabytes. I closed all windows for the external hard drive and tried to eject the hard drive. I got an error message saying that I needed to close all applications being used by the external hard drive. I couldn't find any applications being used by it, so I just decided to shut down. That's when the computer decided to install these updates. I don't ever remember downloading any windows updates. I usually restart my computer immediately after downloading updates. Anyway, any help would be appreciated.

A:Laptop stuck at "Shutting Down" for 8 hours now.

Windows update sometime is very scary to use. You never know if it can complete 100% or not. A very slow process to complete.

Did you restore your system setting at the early stage ?
(Just remind you that the system restore will also have a chance to stuck the windows process again.)

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I have this really strange recurring problem with my dell xps laptop, and it started with me sending it into repairs to replace the chipset, so I wonder if it has anything to do with that. My computer functions fine, it does not overclock or overheat at all according to the diagnostic tools I have checked, and is otherwise an extremely functional machine, aside from the fact that it crashes (no BSOD, no automatic restart, just sudden shut down with no warning, losing me all unsaved work) EXACTLY (this is the interesting part) every 2 hours. And when I say exactly 2 hours, I mean pretty much to the minute. Any process explorers I used inform me that there were no noticeable spikes around the time of the shut down (or should I say crash) and I have rigorously tested the battery pack and power cable to ensure this is not a power issue (which would make little sense anyway, with the crashes happening at precise 2 hour intervals). it could be running one chrome window, a video and a chrome window, or zero significant system processes at the two hour mark, the crash comes all the same. did a little research and apparently this is a common complaint for windows 7 RC systems in 2010 that have not been properly activated, hence windows activating the bi-hourly shutoff. Funny thing is I have windows 7 home premium, an activated and completely legal version, which has been functioning well for 3 years until this time. it really is getting sort of maddening, and my laptop repair place ju... Read more

A:My Dell xps 15 laptop shuts down every 2 hours, exactly

Welcome to the Forum kaziska.
When your repair shop replaced the chip set for your motherboard it could of changed how Micorosoft sees your motherboard.
That could cause a activation problem.
**You could take it back to the repair shop and explain this and ask for help.
**You could also do this and let our experts take a look at the log it produces. They will be able to see if their is a activation problem.

By Brink:
Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

Let us know what you decide.

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Hi folks,

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

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If read my last post it says it all but now I've started to notice after a few hours using my laptop (sony vaio) my screen goes all red and weird first its starts up normal and then after a few hours it starts messing up I must admit I did drop my laptop (screen 1st) when a moth came into my room but it wasn't a hard drop and my screen was fine when I check it after I dropped it , it just started going red after a few hours I don't know whats happened to it did a wire loosen or something? should I take it into pc world? it is insured and what should I tell them?

A:Why does my laptop screen go red after a few hours? did i loosen a wire?

.chris said:

If read my last post it says it all but now I've started to notice after a few hours using my laptop (sony vaio) my screen goes all red and weird first its starts up normal and then after a few hours it starts messing up I must admit I did drop my laptop (screen 1st) when a moth came into my room but it wasn't a hard drop and my screen was fine when I check it after I dropped it , it just started going red after a few hours I don't know whats happened to it did a wire loosen or something? should I take it into pc world? it is insured and what should I tell them?Click to expand...

How old is it? If its still under warranty, send it in.

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I bought a new laptop with Windows 8, and I was told at the shop to charge it at least 6 hours before the first boot.
Is it really necessary? And if yes, why?


A:New laptop - 6 hours charging before initial startup?

A good idea, but you should be able boot the Notebook with Power cable plugged in, on first boot up.

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Machine is an ACER 5740G laptop.

- 7 months ago I've installed Windows 7 64. Drivers from here: Download Drivers and Manuals | Acer Official Site
(insert 5740g in the search box and select the aspire 5740g to see the drivers)
- 3 months ago my laptop won't display anything. I've connect it to an external monitor and managed to find the problem: the well known atikmdag atikmpag ati driver issue. Uninstalled and installed the driver and it worked....
- for 2 weeks. Same problem, only now it was a bit harder to solve. Decided to go for a clean installation of Windows 7. Installed the same drivers as above except for the VGA one. Instead of the one recommended there I went for the latest from the AMD website, a generic Radeon GD 5000 series driver. The old one was specifically for my video card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470.
- soon after installing Windows and drivers I get constant BSODs. I've expanded the atikmpag, atikmdag files with cmd thinking they were the cause. Still BSOD.

I believe the problem might be the old drivers (they seem to be from 2009) conflicting with new Windows files. Should I get newer drivers from elsewhere?

A:BSOD a few hours after starting laptop for the las few days

Hello eric77 and welcome to 7forums!

There is a BIOS update for your laptop model and I would recommend that you update it especially when it says that 1.22 updates the ATI VBIOS and that might be why you have had problems with the graphics. Please go here and enter 5740g into the model:
Download Drivers and Manuals | Acer Official Site

And click the BIOS/Firmware tab and download the latest file.

And here is a guide on how to update the BIOS:
How do I update the bios on my notebook with a bios that uses winphlash%3F

Cheers, Boris

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit on Lenovo laptop running at 1.90GHz.

Power options set on high performance.
Sleeps when I close the lid.

The BSOD occurs whether I close the top to put it to sleep or just leave it open to continue running.

The BSOD: Driver Power State Failure

I've followed posting instructions and uploaded the zip file.


A:BSOD whenever I leave the laptop idle for a 2+ hours.

Welcome to Seven Forums.

The BSOD seems to be caused by:
S6000KNT.sys Mon Sep 13 09:18:58 2010 (4C8D9822)
Chicony Webcam Driver
Update to the latest version available. If that does not help, unplug the device and remove any related software and see if that helps.

sptd.sys Sat Mar 3 22:45:52 2012 (4F524AC0)
SCSI Pass Through Direct Host - Daemon Tools (known BSOD issues with Win7)
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=sptd.sysUninstall DAEMON Tools and any Alcohol % software. It uses a driver called sptd.sys which is known to cause BSODs in Windows 7. Uninstall the software using Add/Remove Programs. Reboot the system. Once the program is uninstalled, run sptd.sys uninstaller to remove the driver from your system.
As an alternative, many people recommend the use of Total Mounter or Magic ISOKeep less stuff at the start-up. Only anti-virus, this helps avoid driver conflicts and improves time to log in to windows.
Startup Programs - Change

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean StartupThis tutorial USB Selective Suspend - Turn On or Off may help you:
To Disable Selective Suspend:

1. open the control panel
2. go to power options (you may have to set view to small icons)
3. click change plan settings
4. in the window that opens:
5. click change plan settings
6. click change advanced power settings, expand usb and ensure usb selective suspend is disabled.Use the System File Checker tool ... Read more

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Got a new t450s laptop and at my first use, the battery is at 49% after and 1 hr and 30 minutes of extremely light use (browsing, and most of the time away from laptop) with mid brightness and on better battery mode. The battery claims to only have 49 minutes left. I need this laptop for school and I will be returning it if the battery life is this poor. Is this a regular occuring thing? I have never even used this laptop before and I am extremely dissapointed at the rate at which it's draining. 

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Okay, here's the story.

I have a 17" HP Pavilion dv8000 which I bought 6 years ago. Its a really good computer of its time and i've been doing some upgrading on it from Windows XP Media Center to Windows 7. Windows 7 is now working fine and all but if I use it for more than 3 hours, it starts to lag. Even watching movies on it the visual and sound starts to come out of sync. The Internet and YouTube will starts freezing for a time (which should not have happened in the first place). Even I can hear a sound in my laptop almost sounds like its trying hard to run something or a large application. Might it be the RAM or the CPU??? I guessing here but I want your expert openions based in the zip files I've attached.

Ive been looking on the net for some time and I've found a thread saying what I should do.
I've followed all the steps above and downloaded the mentioned software. So what I'm gonna do is attach a file of my laptop performance.

Help please.


A:Laptop's performance slowing down and lagging after few hours

Welcome to Seven Forums IThinkFit. I'll let other, more experienced members peruse your files, but just off, your specs say you only have 1GB of Ram. That is the bare minimum for a 32 bit Windows 7. I'd check your ram usage when you 1st start your PC, and compare to the usage when it starts to lag. A Guy

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I'm not sure if I should be asking this question in the Linux/Unix forum or on this forum. I have a Win7 laptop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed side by side. The clock on my Windows 7 partition is 5 hours ahead, but the clock on my Ubuntu partition is correct. Could my Ubuntu partition be causing this issue? If it were really a (CMOS) battery issue, wouldn't the clock on my Ubuntu partition also be off?

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I've been having this issue of game lag on League of Legends for about 2-3 months now, my graphics driver is updated all the way and all drivers updated.. confused why my computer is having freezing problems and fps (frames per second) issues. It will jump from 60 FPS to about 20 for a split second then go back to 60. Sometimes it lags for a good couple seconds, but that's it. It's not their servers it's on my end and I have no idea what the issue is.
Posted a speccy file as attachment.

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Hey there anyone whose willing to help.

But i have a Acer Aspire Laptop i bought 2 years ago that just recently started acting up and don't want to boot up for sometimes up to several hours.

It should be known that not long before this started i opened the laptop up myself and cleaned it out. During the processes of putting it back together it's possible that i used less than the recommended amount of thermal grease.

Thank you before hand for your help

A:Laptop not starting for hours after pressing on button

What do you mean by several hours?

If you opened it and was not careful then and when you put it together. Anything could have happened.

Laptops are getting cheaper. Toshiba - Leading Innovation

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I wanted to reset my laptop so I did. I knew it would take a while but 1% in 3 hours is too long. At that rate it would take 12.5 days and that is not normal. It is on windows 10. please help me I need it fixed in 2 days.

A:Help Needed resetting dell laptop, 1% after 3 hours

how are you resetting ?

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Runs fine, then no connection. It's happened three days in a row---don't know if time frame is the same.

The little icon in the start task bar indicates still connected to the router. The old laptop has concurrent internet access. The repair function says it encountered a problem it can't repair---but I forget exactly what the wording is.

I use Firefox but IE won't connect at the time.

HP g60t laptop with Vista Home Premium with SP1 (64-bit)
* Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T6400 (2.0GHz)
* 2MB L2 cache
* 800MHz front side bus
* 4GB DDR2 SDRAM (2 DIMM - shared)

A:Laptop loses internet connectivity every few hours

What router are you using? Sounds just like a connectivity issue to me. When you say you use FF but IE won't connect at the time, do you mean when this issue occurs only IE cannot load websites yet FF will or what? Does your router have a password for you to access it? WEP or whatever? If so, did you make sure your Vista remembers the code?

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Hey guys a relative came to stay and brought there laptop , there having a problem with it , this is the problem.

When they save anything to the hardrive , pictures or anything , when they restart the computer its no longer there , these are the specs.

OS : windows 7 64 bit

ram : 3gig


not sure if you need any other details, its a laptop btw.

this is the error message when i load up windows :

You cannot access your files and files created in this profile will be deleted when you log off to fix this log off and try log on later , please see the event log for details or contact your administrator.

Ive never really used windows so i dont really have clue why this is happeneing , all i know is this laptop was lent to a freind and when it came back this happened.

thanks any help or advise at all will be much appreciated.

A:Nothing is saving on the laptop , person going home in 2 hours ! :(

It looks like your friend who borrowed the laptop has deleted the owner's profile.

See reply from Azam K (Microsoft Support) - http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...7-d8824f371f2a


Originally Posted by Azam K

This problem occurs if the current user's profile was accidentally deleted from the system.

I would suggest you to follow these steps and check if it helps.

Method 1:

Try booting the computer in safe mode and check if the same issue occurs, here is the link:


Method 2:

Try following these steps and check if it helps:

Important: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

322756 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/) How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

a. Log on to the system by using an administrative user account other than the user account that is experiencing the problem.

b. Back up all data in the current users profile folder if the profile fo... Read more

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

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

A:BSOD + loud buzzing Hours and Hours tied up

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

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

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Hi, I'm new here, I'm sure you'll all be able to tell from my lack of computer knowledge...

I've been experiencing a BSOD every time I leave my laptop idle for even a short amount of time. I had a similar issue with the same computer back in April, when I took it to best buy to be checked (MISTAKE!), I was told it was virus related and they performed a full system restore. Now, I'm getting more BSOD and I have no clue why... I have Norton and I recently downloaded malwarebytes.org free version and it picked up on one treat and two tracking cookies. I still got a BSOD even after quarantining the threats.

I went ahead and made up a minidump zip file... If anyone needs more info from me I'll do my best to try and find it for you.


A:BSOD while laptop is idle... 3 times in the past 24 hours

Check your HD cabling and run a disk diagnostic program like this one: WD Support / Downloads / Legacy Internal / WD Raptor

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Hey folks I have an old laptop, it is 4.5 years old and has basically never let me down, we had a power outage about two weeks ago and I had some trouble restarting it up, I tried all kinds of F key combinations and such, but to no avail.
What happens is when I push the power button on the unit I can hear the fan come on for about 5 seconds and then it shuts off, but I can see the power light is on and I can hear noises coming from the HD, so I know its doing something, plust the screen stays blank. I messed with it for about half a day and finally just gave up on it and just figured to let it do its own thing and so I just pushed the power button and and set it aside. about an hour and a half later I open the laptop up and Voila! its working and booted up, works beautifully as well.
So I decide to see if the issues has been resolved and shut it down using Windows, I go to push the button again, and same thing....takes another hour and a half to start up.
The nest thing I try is to do a restart using windows, and it restarts beautifully, it just wont restart from a complete shutdown......
So, I figure Heck its working fine once the hour and a half is over, I have been using it for two weeks now without any issues whatsoever, just that I havent completely shut it down during that time.
Now that I have a little time on my hands I decided to see if I can trouble shoot it, does anyone here have any ideas?
It is an HP DV7 with AMD Turion Dual Core-Mobile RM-74 2.20 GHz, 8... Read more

A:Problem Starting Laptop.....Takes 1 1/2 hours to boot up

Everything that can be done is here for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start .

Use the Win7 disk provided to run a few Startup Repairs to see if it finds anything. If not then you can continue with the steps to try to repair it, or rescue any files needed to run HP System Recovery or do the vastly superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 since you need to make the disk for repairs anyway.

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How to remove power on password on a HP laptop disable code 843981471


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A:I have hours laptop and I forgot power on password disabile ...

Hi, Check the halt code you've posted - it should be 8 digits in length. Regards, DP-K

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