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Q: Malware Malfunction...

I posted over in Vista OS forum and was told my problem might be malware....here is where I'm at - would be really greatful for any help.Last week I installed Office 2007, but Outlook wouldn't send email. Despite changing my anti virus to AVG in an attempt to solve this, it still didn't work.I then tried to un-install Office - but it froze half way each time. I manually sent all the programme files to the recycle bin but the computer wouldn't delete all of them.So I reinstalled Office, outlook wouldn't send again and on trying to delete the programme I encountered the same set of problems.Feeling I had no other choice I carried out a system restore. All three times it didn't complete, citing a system fault/power cut.How can I make it all better?Is there anymore info I need to give to get help from you guys? - I'm operating on Vista UltimateI tried on safe mode and still no luck, below is the problems as I try to system restore..thenAnd once my computer has rebooted and taken 5 minutes to think about it, this comes up......

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Preferred Solution: Malware Malfunction...

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I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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A: Malware Malfunction...

My problems have got worse.

I don?t know how to delete or close this post.

I am going to carry out the instructions for, ?before posting? and post my hijackthis log.

Thanks.

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I have had a rash of issues lately and have run out of things I know how to do. I followed the instructions on how to post a thread and would like to proceed with the process.

I ran activescan and got this file:

Incident Status Location

Spyware:Spyware/Virtumonde Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\system32\mljgd.dll
Spyware:Spyware/Virtumonde Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\system32\opnllkh.dll
Adware:adware/statblaster Not disinfected c:\program files\WildArcade ... Read more

A:malware malfunction

Hi and welcome to TSF.

My name is Iain and I will be helping you clean your system.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix. You should not have any open browsers or live internet connections when you are following the procedures below.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.
We'll begin with ComboFix. Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix
When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post C:\ComboFix.txt along with a new HijackThis log so we may continue cleaning the system.

NOTE: Combofix prevents autorun of all CDs, floppies and USB devices to assist with malware removal & increase security. If this is an issue or makes it difficult for you - please let me know.

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MY LAPTOP IS POSSESSED I TELL YA!!! Yesterday something went seriously wrong. My computer shut off by itself while I was surfing the web and wouldn't start up. It tried to start up by itself few times but shut back down right away. ok so I happened to spill a few drops of liquid on the keyboard (nothing that hasn't happened before) but this time my machine went berzerk 10 minutes after. I turned it on a few hours later and it started up fine. A volume control on my screen appeared for the first time and didn't go away no matter what i did, even after a full system recovery. It went away after I fiddled with my sound card properties. Just when one problem seemed to be resolved, another more insane one appeared. Every time I turn on my wireless connection with the click of a button on my computer, thousands and thousands of browser windows start opening by themselves. SCARY! I THOUGHT MY COMPUTER WILL EXPLODE! No home page on any of them, just the "Page cannot be displayed" on IE7. Once the wireless connection is turned on, i can't turn it off like i could before with the same button that turns it on. The only way is to unplug my power cord to stop the madness and turn the wireless off. When I connect to the internet via ethernet cable, everything works fine. But as soon as I hit that wireless button, all hell breaks loose in different ways. Another way is the keyboard stops working and when I connect an external keyboard, the letter J types itself... Read more

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Hello,
 
I can not find anything else on the Internet specifically in this situation it would be a great help if any of you have any answers for me, or perhaps I am freaking out too much.
 
I occasionally use the Microsoft Edge inbuilt app on my Xbox One, yesterday I was using it and I got the Popup/Malware with a bleeping noise along the lines of 'Dear Customer, a serious malfunction has been detected with Microsoft Edge. blah blah blah. Please call this toll free number'' - I instantly new it was a scam, I have seen similar pop ups before. However this just kept up on opening new windows, and I had no idea how to get it off, even when restarting, so i just shut my xbox off. (Does this mean you are still on these popups in a sense for a day???)
 
Anyway I was going to get around to sorting it today, but just before my home phone rang a relative picked up the phone and was being told about a computer problem, an error on the computer etc. I took the phone and a man with an asian accent, saying he was a Microsoft Technician or something wanted to know 'who was using a microsoft computer', I kept refuting him saying no one was and he got quite impatient and angry so I put the phone down. ----> I instantly guessed the call was related to this xbox browser incident...
 
I would just like to highlight I or anyone gave any details or information to these people.
 
I can quite clearly see he is a scammer and have researched this, but I am finding that peo... Read more

A:''Dear Customer.. A Serious Malfunction'' Popup/Malware.. Help!?

I must add: - Straight after the phone call, I went onto my Xbox Microsoft Edge - Google d how to properly remove the pop-up and did so.

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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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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.

Herefordian

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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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
Lisa.
 

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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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 ...
 

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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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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
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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DEAR ALL

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

PLEASE RECTIFY

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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,
Mack1

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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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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
 

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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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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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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
 

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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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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 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
 

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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.
Thanks!

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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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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Results Found For: exe files start to open but instantly crash into a "run or save" downloads box, showing chopper pc as publisher for all exe files. I am chopper, and chopper pc is the name of my laptopp. if i hit run, its says "the
programs publisher coulden be verified. are you sure you want to run the program?            

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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!

Thanks
 

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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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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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???

Thanks,

Cheri

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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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?
 

A:Malfunction

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.

Bill
 

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Running Office 2000 in Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.

All Office modules have been running successfully for a few years. Today however when starting Word this error message is received:

Windows Word has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.

All other Office modules continue to run without problem. The installation disc was inserted and the installation correction option chosen, which appeared to execute without problem. But Word continues to fall over:

There was a problem sending the command to the program

Can anyone advise? There is a strong desire to curl up in a dark corner and weep ....
 

A:MS Word malfunction

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On first bootup of the day, my computer reaches its normal desktop display, then, after a few seconds, .wuauclt starts its interrogation of my system. This uses 100% CPU capacity (per Task Manager), and every second or third day, it causes my computer to reboot, sometimes two or three times, before the computer stabilises. (Windows XP Pro SP2, AMD Athlon 64 3000 2.1GHz, 1.25MB RAM). I have auto-update set to "Notify me, but don't automatically download and install". Is there a cure for this annoyance?
 

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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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programs that are not related turn off to the desktop after a few minutes. These programs are Kill Popup, and any games (counterstrike, unreal, civ 4), some downloads quit also but can be completed if restarted a few times. I dont know whats wrong. I've downloaded some free spyware, adaware, registry cleaner type programs but the problem persists. I have xp, um....what should I do????
 

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To Whom who can help, Hi, I recently noticed, in the past two days, that the top row of my keyboard (which is the esc through pg dn keys), for clarification, are not working properly. Everytime I hit the button to change my volume it somehow highlights a different area. When I press the buttons in order to change my brightness nothing happens as well. I have not dropped my computer, but I did have it connected to my TV, via HDMI cord. I have restarted my computer and an update occured but did not fix the problem. After that I shutdown my computer to see if it just needed a complete reboot, and stll no change has occured. If anyone could offer a solution that would be great! Thank you in advance and for taking the time to resolve my solution. Sincerely,Kahari

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Following a major glitch I had to clean my hard drive and begin again.However, iTunes is behaving oddly.When I select either 'Audio' or 'Music' tracks, whilst the picture linked to any track changes as I move from one to another, the sound is locked to the very first track in those listings.Is there a cure for this?
Thanks for any help.
 

A:iTunes malfunction

Try recreating Itunes Library, http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1451. Hope that should work
 

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Suddenly my Excel 2007 no longer adding figures correctly. We have tried rebooting and looking for updates, but nothing has fixed the malfunction. Has anyone else had this problem, and how did you fix it? Thank you
 

A:Excel malfunction

no longer adding figures correctly.Click to expand...

can you explain a little more please?

give maybe some examples and attach a sample spreadsheet
 

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My microphone which came inside my laptop which is a windows 8.1 started freaking out last year i have tried to go to some people i know to see if they can fix it but they can't and because my mic is spazzing out my volume is also and i don't know what to do if anyone can help will you please?

A:Microphone Malfunction

pitt0010My microphone which came inside my laptop which is a windows 8.1 started freaking out
Hello. There is a good chance that the problem with the mic is hardware failure, which is covered under the warranty. Contact tech support if the laptop is still under warranty.
If you need more help with the mic, reply back with the full model name of the laptop.
pitt0010nd because my mic is spazzing out my volume is also
If you need help with the volume, please describe what problem you are having with it, and include the full model name of the laptop.

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? OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
? What was original installed OS on system? Answer: Built it myself, ran windows 7 ultimate install disc x32 bit
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Answer:Purchased from retail
? Age of system (hardware)-Answer:last May, so just under a year
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? Answer: When I originally bought it, under a year. Reformatted and installed 64 bit over winter break (beginning of January 2011)
? CPU- Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGIBOX
? Video Card-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127445
? MotherBoard-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128397
? Power Supply - Newegg.com - Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

Alright, so my problem is that while doing ANYTHING on my computer, I'm randomly getting crazy crashes where my computer freezes up and I get a random scattering of colored rectangles (in attached image, they're black, but they can be any color...green and blue are most prevalent, I think it has something to do about the colors on the screen when the crash occurs). It's happened since the first week I built my com... Read more

A:BSOD and Overall Malfunction

Those triangles are called artifacts and are usually signs of a faulty video card or PSU. This is supported by your two BSOD which were video card failures. Your card could also be overheating. Use a program like GPU-Z to monitor your temps GPU-Z Video card GPU Information Utility

You can run this video card stress test and see if it passes or not. Follow this guide here
Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark - Windows 7 Forums

I would contact Newegg about RMAing your card.


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Event[2724]:
Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-WHEA-Logger
Date: 2011-04-05T00:42:39.673
Event ID: 19
Task: N/A
Level: Warning
Opcode: Info
Keyword: N/A
User: S-1-5-19
User Name: NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE
Computer: Krumpet-PC
Description:
A corrected hardware error has occurred.

Reported by component: Processor Core
Error Source: Corrected Machine Check
Error Type: Cache Hierarchy Error
Processor ID: 0
I found this in your event logs. I would like you to run Prime95. Run all three tests for 3-4 hours each or until failure. CPU - Stress Test with Prime95 - Windows 7 Forums

Summary of dumps

Code:
Built by: 7600.16695.amd64fre.win7_gdr.101026-1503
Debug session time: Tue Mar 22 16:58:06.000 2011 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 4:54:30.701
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols ... Read more

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Well I'm having a problem, obviously.

I installed a new Seagate external hard drive to my computer to free up some space and deleted all the files that I put on my external drive. Now I'm having an issue with a text document.

I open the text document and instead of text, it shows only boxes going in a straight line way to the right of the file. I've tried changing the size, font, even the color and what the file is saved as, but nothing seems to be working. I had this problem the same day with a different file, and I chalked it up to not having used the file in a long time and just deleted it.

Nothing traumatic to the computer brought this on. I didn't lose power, install any other softward, or turn the computer off before it happened. I was working just fine on the exact same document, and when I closed the document for an hour or so to take a break and then tried to open it again, all I got were boxes.

Is there any way I can recover the text that was in the document?
 

A:Wordpad 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:
http://i52.tinypic.com/2czuafk.png
and I don't know why...help??
 

A:Webcam malfunction?

whats the exact sony vaio model

can we see a device manager screen shot

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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 an Epson WF-3540 printer. I have used Epson printers for years with no major problems. My black cartridge will not print. Iíve put in new cartridges, cleaned the head many times with no printing results. Epson is at a loss of what to do. I just wonder if anyone had any suggestion on what what I can do. In the past I was able to reset the pads but this is not something that can be done on this model apparently
mthumjdo
 

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Hi Guys. I have the following problem: My USB devices stop working for half a second and then I have to replug some of them to make them work again. This is not always the same, somtimes I have to replug my mouse, somtimes it works on it own again. I had this problem with different mainboards and different USB devices on different USB slots so I'm not sure if hardware or software related. I have reinstalled windows, I set the power-management to maximum power and set the option in the device manager of every USB port to not let it shut down.
The USB devices are:
Fang Gaming Keyboard
Razer Naga(Normal&Molten)
Creative Tactic 3D Alpha
Steelseries 6gv2
I also have a WLan-USB devices but it doesn't seem to stop working (at least not noticable).
I bought a USB hub with power supply but this did not fix the problem.
I use windows ultime 64bit and my hardeware is:
**CPU** | AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor)
**Motherboard** | Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
**Memory** | G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
**Video Card** | Gigabyte Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card
**PSU** | Cougar A450
**CPU Cooler** | CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus
What could be the source of the problem and how can I fix it?
Thank you very much
 

A:USB devices malfunction

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Hi everyone, I am stuck with an issue and would like your advice.
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I have a friends Toshiba laptop and whilst downloading/viewing or doing something else he wont admit too, he managed to run something that has altered his keyboard functions.
IE.. if he presses 'p' he gets '/p'.. if he presses 'w' he gets \w.. if he.. goes on for about a dozen keys.

Thought a substance is interfering (sticking the keys), but the keys pressed are not only apart from each other they are also combinationkeys.. e.g. z= 'ctrl+a' then z

I tried...
* Antivirus scan (norton) (nothing)
* Anti malware scan (malware bytes) (nothing)
* Anti spyware scan (spybot) (nothing)
* Uninstall then reinstall Keyboard (fail)
* Change keyboard layout from US to random others (fail)
* Recover to "out of box" (fail)
(I figured the registry would be instance specific and not persist through the "Recover to 'Out of Box'" reset.)
* The 'error' continues into the bios. I just accessed and began creating password and the letters type incorrectly there as well..
Hardware issue?
Now I think I should try reinstall separately downloaded chipset drivers bios etc...

I now thought 'Hardware Issue' except I used a keyboard layout creator and custom made a simple layout following the US keyboard standard and all the keys work just as they should. Open the US layout and back to duD :s
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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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.I was typing in my Microsoft word, and all of a sudden it stops typing and loading up files and media what have you. F opens up files, x opens some menu of some.sort. I don't know what this is but it's rather annoying anyone know what my situation is?

A:button malfunction

Locate cmd & run as administrator by right clicking in it & type sfc/scannow & press enter..this will fix it !

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I woke up one morning only to find that whenever I play any audio on my computer it's constantly clicking, popping, lagging and/or skipping. I have no idea why but it isn't the speakers or my media player, I've tried Itunes and it's even worse I can't even make out the song I'm attempting to play!
 

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First time I have run into a problem I could not solve myself. I have a Coby TFTV2224 LCD TV that I am using as a monitor connected by VGA, which is the only port on this emachines POS.

The problem is that no matter what settings I have in nVidia control panel, resolution, refresh, etc.. the screen blinks out and comes back like it was just turned on. The power light never goes off. even better.... the input randomly changes from VGA to component or sometimes AV or HDMI, even more rare it will work fine for a period of time then the tv will randomly mute and unmute itself.

I had thought it was a driver issue, but after installing new drivers for motherboard, chipset, graphics, it seemed to clear up only to come back, not as frequent, but still came back.

I now have a fresh install of Windows 7 with automatic updates done, and nVidia graphics drivers.
What should I do? Where should I turn?

Thanks,
foulmouthbarnowl

$*#&% *#*@ #$&*#

EDIT: I have tried an LCD pc monitor and it works fine, all normal vga monitors work, just not this HD LCD.
 

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