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hp Pavilion Dv7-2177Cl interesting battery issue

Q: hp Pavilion Dv7-2177Cl interesting battery issue

I have a hp Pavilion Dv7-2177Cl laptop here with a interesting battery issue. It is run on AC 99% of the time. Never had any problems with it. Last night when I shut it down I noticed the battery light was blinking. I thought that was odd. I know it wasn't before as that would have drove me nuts. When I powered it back up I got a warning that the battery was at a critical level (from the BIOS), and I had to hit enter to continue. It boots fine, but the battery says 0% and won't charge.

I had a spare battery and slipped that in, and everything is fine. So I know it is the battery. Anyone ever have a battery be fine one minute and totally dead the next? Especially for one not used much and kept charged? Seemed a bit odd to me.

I have heard about putting the battery in a freezer for a few days, then letting it thaw and see if it charges then. Anyone ever try this? It is Li-on battery pack.

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Hi,    I have pavilion DV6 from past 3 yrs and it has been hardly opened for 5-6 times, every time i open it after 5-6 months there is and issue in battery. It shows the message that "Pluged in & not charging" I have tried to daignose the problem from HP support software but it was unable to detect the battery and suggested to update the BIOS, I did the same but the problem is at its place and i have to use it on AC Power. Please help me out.

A:Pavilion Dv6 battery issue

Dear Customer, Welcome and Thank You for posting your query on HP Support Forum It looks like your Notebook is not charging the Battery, We will surely assist you with this issue Please perform below shown steps to resolve the issue:Step 01. Click on the Start ButtonStep 02. Type "Device Manager" in the start search box & open the Device ManagerStep 03. Look for Batteries and expand it by click on the + symbol on the leftStep 04. Right Click on "Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery" & uninstallNote: This Battery driver will get re-installed automatically when you restart the Notebook againStep 05. Please Shutdown the NotebookStep 06. Please remove the Battery and unplug the Power AdapterStep 07. Press and Hold the Power Button for full 1 MinuteStep 08. Go ahead and put back the Battery and connect the Power AdapterStep 09. Look for "Plugged In Charging" message on the Battery icon After performing all the steps if you are facing the same issue still, please perform three more steps:1. Run a Battery Check in HP Support Assistant[Install the Software if it's not available]Note: Replace the Battery If Health Check Status shows Replace2. Update the latest BIOS for your Notebook from HP Support Site3. Please check your Notebook with a known good Power Adapter & Battery from a different Notebook Note: If a known good battery is also not charging we need to replace the system board How to improve the life of a ... Read more

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I have a "HP PAVILION NOTEBOOK - 15-P157CL (ENERGY STAR)" and after I didn't use it for three weeks now my battery is not working anymore, it says it is at 0% and doesn't charge. When I turn on the pc I get a message on black screen saying: HP Battery AlertThe system has detected the storage capacity of the battery stated below to be very low.For optimal performance, this battery may need to be replaced.Primary (internal) Battery (601)ENTER - Continue StartupFor more information, please visit: www.hp.com\go\techcenter\startup I tried to run battery scan from HP support assistant and it says that it cannot connect to the battery. I tested the battery from the PC Diagnostics (as in http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00821536)The component test failed and the failure ID is 0U2N63-70P8AU-MFPV6J-C0B503The main output of the test is: Main Battery - Replace (42) The PC runs with no issues on AC only so it's not an adapter or AC power supply problem. I already updated the BIOS and Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery and it didn't help. Do you think the problem on the battery can be solved?If not, could you suggest me where I can find the correct replacement? Thanks in advance for the help!

A:Issue with Battery HP Pavilion 15

How old is the battery?

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This morning my Pavilion gave me a battery warning. It had worked just fine so far. Yesterday a fully charged battery would have about 5 hours of working time, as of this morning 25 minutes. My initial thought was that some Windows update may have caused the computer to 'read' the battery incorrectly. On looking further I ran into the Battery Savety Recall and Replacement Program.  So now my guess is that HP tried to notify users of the battery problem, I missed that somehow and through some update replacement is forced on the users using some built-in battery diagnosis. So in order to see if my laptop is one of the infected models, I had to remove the battery (the automatic checking tool gave an error). No easy ordeal! Finally being able to check the status manually I get a notification that: "Your notebook battery is not affected and a replacement is not necessary. You may continue to use your notebook battery. Thank you for your cooperation." So how then did my battery die overnight? The computer is 2,5 years old and not intensivelly used. Please advise.

A:Pavilion 11 battery issue

"So how then did my battery die overnight? The computer is 2,5 years old and not intensivelly used." It did not die overnight.   2.5 years is a reasonably long service life for a component which only has a one year warranty. Purchase a guaranteeed compatible battery from an online vendor who provides a one year warranty.  You do not need to purchase a battery directly from HP.  Perform a Google or other search engine query with your notebook's complete product name and replacement beattery as the keywords to find a replacement battery at a good price.

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I bought this laptop, new, yesterday.  It charged all night.  The specs say it has a battery life of 11.75 hours.  That is the sole reason I decided to go with this laptop over one with better RAM.  I just turned it on 30 minutes ago and it is 100% charged yet it only has a battery life of 5hr, 26 min.  After 30 minutes of light use, it is 85% charged with 4hr, 3min left.  Is there anything I can do to fix this issue short of returning the computer?

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Upon startup I receive an error message:  Primary internal battery level very low.  My laptop will not operate unless the power cord is always plugged in.  The power cord also slips out very easily. Please assist me on how to rectify this issue.

A:HP Pavilion Laptop dv6-6b47dx battery issue

@Kimtastic26? Please remove the main battery. Then boot and see if the error goes away. Sounds like you need to replace your main battery. REO

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Hi everyone, So, yesterday I started up my computer and the fan was running unusually high and then shut off immediately.  I plugged my charger into my notebook and then started it up only to find the Primary (internal) Battery (601) message popping up.  This laptop is just over a year old so I searched up on HP forums and found the fix where you uninstall the 'ACPI - Compliant Control Method Battery', turn off your laptop, unplug the charger and charge it into a wall outlet, and then starting up your computer.  I repeated that process twice and then my battery worked again.  I ran a diagnostic test and it showed that my battery was still at 90% capacity.  All seemed well so I went to sleep, only to find that the same problem occured when I woke up and tried to turn on my computer - wouldn't start, alert message, uninstalled the driver twice and then it finally worked, and my battery is holding its charge now.   Does anyone have any suggestions or input that might be helpful? Thank you.

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Hello, I am having the following issue: - Computer fell off bed (2ft high). - Press power button (without the power cord plugged in), computer does not turn on and the LED light next to the battery port flashes white 3 times- Press power button (with the power cord plugged in), computer turns on. For 30 seconds to 1 minutes, the battery icon says 0% charged. After approximately 1 minute, the battery icon says "Fully charged 100%". When I unplug the power cord, my laptop scrren goes black and shuts down (but it takes a few seconds before you hear the fan and internal parts stop) this may be unnecessary information:- I replaced the battery a couple of months ago- my laptop will turn on if I remove the battery, plug in the laptop and power it on  I've tried a hard reset already but nothing changed - issue persists.  Any help would be appreciated.- Logan 

A:Battery Issue - HP Pavilion dv6 - White Light Flashes 3 time...

Hi LoganGPB, Thanks for joining the HP Forums today! What exact model of the DV6 do you have? I'd like for you to go through the troubleshooting steps in this document and then let me know the results: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00821536/ Thank you,




Jeorgie,I am an HP Employee

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I'm currently stuck on my piecer Gateway desktop from '98 because my hp pavilion zt1175 decided to take a dump on me right after i bought dsl.

so then i had buy a pci card with this junker and yadda yadda ya.

anyways,
i'm tired of being on a slow computer,
i miss my laptop,
but it has major problems...i'm hoping someone can answer a few questions and tell me something i haven't been told before.

my cd drive is broken!
i really didn't think it was worth repairing considering i bought this laptop for $20 from one of my friends...but i figured out if i tilt it on it's side, the cd drive works! pathetic, i know, but it works, right?!

the laptop worked great...for a month.
then it self destroyed again.
all my information gone.
it says that my "hard disk sector is invalid."

i have made payment o HP of $45 to help assist me in figuring out what the heck is wrong with the computer over the telephone. all they told me to do was press the spacebar. i got further by myself than i did on the phone. i asked for a refund, and they transfered me to HP Canada.

i'm really frustrated with this laptop, i just don't know if i should chuck it,
or surf the web in hopes that there is something new i could try.

i just want to know if there are ANY command prompts, etc. i could use.
ANYTHING.
i will take any and all suggestions.

thank you so much!
jessica
 

A:interesting situation with my HP Pavilion zt1175

jessicaxbrooke said:

I'm currently stuck on my piecer Gateway desktop from '98 because my hp pavilion zt1175 decided to take a dump on me right after i bought dsl.

so then i had buy a pci card with this junker and yadda yadda ya.

anyways,
i'm tired of being on a slow computer,
i miss my laptop,
but it has major problems...i'm hoping someone can answer a few questions and tell me something i haven't been told before.

my cd drive is broken!
i really didn't think it was worth repairing considering i bought this laptop for $20 from one of my friends...but i figured out if i tilt it on it's side, the cd drive works! pathetic, i know, but it works, right?!

the laptop worked great...for a month.
then it self destroyed again.
all my information gone.
it says that my "hard disk sector is invalid."

i have made payment o HP of $45 to help assist me in figuring out what the heck is wrong with the computer over the telephone. all they told me to do was press the spacebar. i got further by myself than i did on the phone. i asked for a refund, and they transfered me to HP Canada.

i'm really frustrated with this laptop, i just don't know if i should chuck it,
or surf the web in hopes that there is something new i could try.

i just want to know if there are ANY command prompts, etc. i could use.
ANYTHING.
i will take any and all suggestions.

thank you so much!
jessicaClick to expand...

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Opps, maybe not so unique since I just noticed an ENTIRE forum for browsers...perhaps moving this is appropriate...if so, please do. I will be reading up in there.


Its interesting because I can't find any mention of it anywhere on this site. Specifically browser connectivity is lost after a little while (guessing 7 minutes, though it may be a number of browser pages displayed trigger i went 3 hrs today) after I start browsing. If I don't start a browser, the death clock doesn't begin until I start browsing. Now, at the same time, all shares, the other machines on the network, work fine. Also if I am playing an online game, I will not have any issues. Just IE and firefox can't display pages and other programs (like updates of AVG) are soon to follow.

***Important to note this is new, the network was fine for over a week before this started a couple days ago.

I notice, when it works, net info states Homegroup - ready to connect (I am using a workgroup to connect to other machines) but last night, during a browser outage it said it was connected. I notice now it calls my workgroup a homegroup (I think is used to say workgroup)

(This problem may have started around when I tried to synchronise a folder to "always available offline", but there are other things that were done in that period of time unfortuately, all have since been undone.


System...Win7 7100 all updated.

Browsers IE8 and Firefox are effected (updated)

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A:Interesting connectivity issue, just a browser issue

I would doubt if it is really a browser problem since I tried safari, firefox and IE and still giving me this dropage... But continue your search I will follow ur footstep

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I'm having a problem where when I open a new tab or a new browser window all together, sometimes it will load my homepage up. Other times it won't load anything, It will just say connecting forever and ever. I've noticed TONS of people having this issue when trying to open a new LINK in a new tab or page (which isnt my main issue, although that's also annoying) See, im having the issue when just opening a plain page. Why does it seem like no one ever has the problems I have? So annoying.

Anyways ive included a video link to a screen capture ive done of what my problem is. For those who don't understand what im talking about, as that seems to be pretty common since i can never explain clearly what my issue is. Here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np0uQ8dZMUo
 

A:Interesting IE8 Issue (IE7 too)

Simply try to delete temporary files

Steps to delete temporary files :

From the Internet Explorer 7 command bar, choose Tools and then Delete Browsing History....
In the Delete Browsing History window that appears, click on the Delete files... button, which should be the first button you see.
In the Delete Files window that is displayed, you are presented with the question Are you sure you want to delete all temporary Internet Explorer files?
Click on Yes to confirm .
The Delete Browsing History window may appear, showing you the progress of the deletion. When this window disappears, all of the files saved (cached) from your Internet browsing activities will have been removed.
Click Close in the Delete Browsing History window to complete the process and return to Internet Explorer.
Also go though this Microsoft Article

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310312
Also check Tab setting

Open IE click on Tools and select internet options
Click on Setting Tab in front of "TABS"
 

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Hi to all on the forum, this is my first post.

I hope someone can help me with what I believe to be a DNS issue with a Windows 2k3 Small Business Server.

The symptoms are that my clients (all Win XP SP2) are able to access some but not all websites. e.g. I can access google, yahoo, etc, practically any website except for:

1. microsoft.com
2. ebay.co.uk

I am however able to access all of these sites directly from the server?

The address of the DNS is set in the DHCP so the clients are getting the same DNS as the server, but even if I set the DNS addresses manually on the clients I get the same "Page cannot be displayed" error.

I have an SDSL connection which is protected via a Cisco Pix firewall. There is only one network card in the server therefore I do not suspect a routing issue.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

Tom
 

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Okay guys, I'm trying to wrap my head around this one, but it just doesn't jive.
18 Workstation Environment with 98, 2000 and one XP station.

Windows 2000 Advanced server as the PDC.

Router as the gateway.

TCP/IP
NetBeui

Basically what happens is in some instances, you can no longer ping the server, however you can browse the server and access its public folders etc which means the Netbeui is working, however the TCP/IP is failing. This error happens randomly, and this is what i've done so far.

Changed network card on server and one of the workstations. (The test station)
Replaced cables.
Plugged into another jack.
Replaced the hub with a switch.
pointed the workstation's WINS and DNS to the server.

Now I have no problems browsing the server, however we're using the main server as an SQL server as well, thus it's adament we use TCP/IP

I'm running out of ideas, however I'm wondering if it has to do with the servers DNS settings some how, regardless any input would be helpful.
 

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Hello all,

I have returned yet again with another interesting issue.

The Problem:

A humming mic ...

a) this only happens when the mic is enabled
b) this sound will go away if I touch any metal part of my case

Yes, I have figured it is a grounding issue, but I am unsure of exactly WHAT is causing this issue, since before I rebuilt my machine ... I did not have this problem.

I have both onboard sound and a proper soundcard (although I have onboard disabled).

I have tried both cards, as well as multiple headsets (although I have yet to try a USB one).

I have the mic in "playback" muted and the one in "recording" enabled.

I have tinkered with every setting I know to adjust to figure out the issue, but as I can touch the case and magically make the humming go away, I am convinced it's hardware specific.

I have tried reseating the motherboard, the cards, etc ... still doing it.

So, I have 1 of two options:

a) I find a way to ground my case, so I don't have to constantly be holding onto it so that I can use my mic

b) figure out exactly what the grounding issue is and fix it.

Ideas? Suggestions? Answers?

Thanks in advance,

Ej.
 

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Hello,
 
This is my first time posting here, so thank you for the time reading. I'm having a unique issue, or at least it seems unique to me. My computer will start up and show the first second of the boot up process and mention the RAM, and goes black. Then it shows a large screen of numbers/letters for the boot up I'd assume. It's normal to see it, then goes black again. 30 seconds later, the Windows XP loading bar shows up for just a second, then goes black. The "Starting Up Windows" prompt comes up, and I see my Profile there, but then the screen goes black. I can use memory to click on the profile, log in, etc, but the screen is still black but I can hear the windows start up music.
 
The whole computer is boot up, it's only showing me the first second, literally just a second, of the new screens as they cycle through and never come back until it gests to the next section. I've resate the video card as well as other portions plugged into the mobo, so I'm really at a loss of what to do since those are just simple ideas.
 
Let me know what you think could be. I'm fairly computer literate so I have some grasps.
 
Windows XP SP3
Radeon 5770 Video Card
Gigabyte MoBo
AMD Athlon II Black Edition
 
Thanks!
 
 
 
 
 
 

A:Interesting Boot Up Issue

Five ideas come to my mind
--- Check Device Manager and see if there are any Yellow or Red markers
--- Try Safe Mode
--- Use the VGA port, not the video card port
--- Remove the video card and use the VGA port
--- Try another monitor

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I'll try to make this brief. I'm attempting to do a startup repair using a Vista Disc (burned copy), from a friend, on my laptop....a Dell. I configured the boot sequence to start at the CD/DVD, and started her up. It did the whole Windows loading files. Came to the screen asking me language, keyboard etc etc. Came to the next screen asking if I want to do a install or repair, I picked repair and now......I'm looking at the background graphic that came up behind the two previous screens, my white cursor arrow....annd......it's just sitting there, for almost an hour now. It has yet to enter the next screen....see link below

Windows Vista Startup Repair - Wait for System Recovery Options to Locate Windows Vista on Your Computer

But, you see that background behind it, that is all I'm seeing right now. Am I just being impatient? I would think it should have moved to the next screen.Problem is, Windows and their infinite wisdom don't always tell you if something is in progress etc.

A:Vista interesting issue

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Originally Posted by quietus


I'm attempting to do a startup repair using a Vista Disc (burned copy), from a friend, on my laptop....a Dell. ...




You need to contact Dell Support and purchase a genuine Windows recovery disc.

OEM / Retail Recovery Discs + Recovery Instructions

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I recently had to reinstall windows. it was running fine for a while, then i got a BSOD. analyzed the memory dump to find that disk.sys had caused the problem. went to my cd, and took disk.sys directly from it and plugged it in. it was working fine for a while, then i got another BSOD,giving me the same error. Is there anyplace safe to get another disk.sys, or is that my problem. here is the analysis.




ERROR_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000185 - The I/O device reported an I/O error.

DISK_HARDWARE_ERROR: There was error with disk hardware

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x7a_c0000185

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: DRIVER_FAULT

PROCESS_NAME: System

TRAP_FRAME: bacff894 -- (.trap 0xffffffffbacff894)
ErrCode = 00000010
eax=bacff920 ebx=8054a2e0 ecx=89ad8008 edx=89c33b50 esi=89c8ee38 edi=89c8eb70
eip=80570fe4 esp=bacff908 ebp=bacff918 iopl=0 nv up ei pl zr na pe nc
cs=0008 ss=0010 ds=0023 es=0023 fs=0030 gs=0000 efl=00210246
nt!FstubAllocateDiskInformation:
80570fe4 8bff mov edi,edi
Resetting default scope

LOCK_ADDRESS: 8055a4e0 -- (!locks 8055a4e0)

Resource @ nt!PiEngineLock (0x8055a4e0) Available

WARNING: SystemResourcesList->Flink chain invalid. Resource may be corrupted, or already deleted.


WARNING: SystemResourcesList->Blink chain invalid. Resource may be corrupted, or already deleted.

1 total locks

PNP_TRIAGE:
Lock address : 0x8055a4e0
Thread Count : 0
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A:[SOLVED] interesting issue

hello ,

what you need to do is run a (chkdsk /r) or a scandisk (same thing)

then do this

do you have a Windows Xp cd, not the restore cd's that come with some systems, the cd will have the Windows logo & 3D hollowgram/image on it

if you do not maybe you can barrow one from a friend/family member/co-worker as long as it is the same version that is on your system

if you have (Windows XP Home Ed. sp2 ) then the cd will have to be that / if you have a cd with (Windows XP Home Ed. )you will have to slipstream (SP2 ) onto a disk that you create

this also applies to (Windows XP Professsional )

http://www.helpwithwindows.com/Windo...p2-bootcd.html

now if you do have the Windows XP cd with sp2 please follow these steps

--------------------------------------------

performing a (sfc) system file checker

It is a scan that checks the core files & dlls of the (os) operating system and replaces them if they are corrupt or missing with the correct original version

start

#1 then select (run) , then press enter
a window will open
#2 type in ( cmd ) then press enter
another window will open
#3 type in ( sfc )then press enter
another window will open
#4 type in (sfc /purgecache) then enter / your pc will work like crazy / this helps in rebuiding the cache file (notice the space between (sfc & /)
#5 type in (sfc /scannow ) then press enter ( notice the space between the (sfc & / )

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Hope anyone can help i have had this issue for some time.

First the problem:

Sometimes when i have had to restart my pc i have noticed my frame rate hits rock bottom, and also i have noticed alot of other things are sluggish. Ram seems slow, HDD transfer rates are slower, basically everything is slower. It normally takes turning off the PC, turning off the PSU and draining the power (Press the power till it beeps a few times) leave it for about 1hour and turn it all on again and then everythign is fine.
Everythign will stay fine untill either, PC crashes or auto update restarts it. I usually get 3-4days out of the machine until i have to repeat the cycle.
Now. The interesting thing, someone on the nvidia forums was complaining of low fps aswell, he also mentioned after looking at the Nvidia contorl panel it showed his PCI-E being only x1.
I decided to take a look. when my pc is running on low FPS sure enough my PCI-E is showing as x1. Today i have turned it on after being left off overnight and everything is fine and my PCI-E shows as x16

I first thought it was my PSU as it is one of the only items in the machine that was not originally replaced before Vadim went bust. Either the power is not supplying properly, i have a dodgy rail or something. But now i am pen to suggestions, I would liek to narrow it down as best i can as i dont want to pay out for a PSU i cant afford if it is not goign to fix it.

Any ideas anyone?

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OCZ DDR2-1150 2x1024MB FlexXLC Editi... Read more

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Hellllloooo! I've got a somewhat unique issue on my hands here. I have an old HP desktop (used to be my parents) that I'm tinkering with and there are some interesting things happening with it. I'm usually pretty good with troubleshooting (plenty of builds under the belt) but this one leaves me puzzled.

HP pavilion 5000-series desktop
533mHz Intel Celeron processor
256MB ram

Okay so here's the issue: My parents decided to destroy the old HD (10GB) for whatever reason, which had WIN98 installed on it. Besides being old and slow, it booted up okay and had no serious issues. I had a spare 20GB drive from a different older HP, which I am trying to install on this machine. All up until this point is fine, and it powers up okay, POSTs all drives spinning and ID'd in BIOS. The tricky part is when I try and boot from CD. I have various linux boot CDs and DOS boot CDs. Every time I try and boot from a CD (even windows install discs) it will give me "no operating system found". I tried win98, win2000, winXP and various linux distros all with the same result. The boot order in BIOS is CD>floppy>HD so to my knowledge this should be working. I've checked all the jumper settings on these drives and they're all set correctly--and the live CDs shouldn't even need a HD. My gut reaction is that the CD drive is not reading properly, and the HD has a bad install on it. I honestly don't know what is on the HD ... Read more

A:Interesting issue, BIOS?

Start at the start.

Was the cd/dvd working BEFORE the HD changeout?

Did you check the cabling wasn't pulled loose?

Have you confirmed the boot disk works in another comp?

Can you slip the cd/dvd into another comp temporarilly to check it?
 

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Okay, so some time ago my computer would suddenly shut down on me. Whenever it wanted. Could be at boot up. Could be a few minutes on the desktop, a couple of hours in a game, a few seconds using MSN.

I find this NEVER happens in Safemode. And, I am not sure what the deal is. It only started happening recently. I can't even begin to describe what I think it might be. So, I formatted. And it KEPT happening. I re-installed all proper drivers for every device as is followed

CPU
cannot initialize CPU DLL -Amd Athlon 64 3500+
RAM
cannot initialize CPU DLL -Corsair XMS 1GB 2x
Motherboard
cannot initialize CPU DLL -Asus A8V-Deluxe
Graphics
This service cannot be started in Safe Mode HIS 4670 AGP1GB VGA
Hard Drives
cannot initialize CPU DLL 2 Maxtor Diamond HDDS.
Optical Drives
IDE DVD-ROM 16X
LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-812S
Audio
Creative X-Fi Audio Processor (WDM)

PSU is an X-Power 585.

I get the feeling something funny is going on with my soundcard drivers. I had to use the ones off the original disc it came with, (I am using an X-Fi Platinum), and that worked. Cause any new drivers I tried to use would not work, and I'd have to switch the card between PCI slots just for it to be recognized, and sometimes it was recognized as something else. Finally, it got recognized, I installed the original drivers, and for days it worked fine.

Now I am back to square 1, and I can't hardly stay in regular mode for...any amount of time really. Screen goes black, PC r... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Interesting Issue

Hi Des, I've worked on this problem a couple of times in the last month. There are a couple of different causes. Tell you what I;m supposed to be working with someone else on another issue pretty quick here. Let me give you some basic questions to answer for me, to help me help you. In the meantime I will do a little research on your specific problem and post back in an hour or so. At that point I should be free to work with you and help you resolve this issue.

Just answer them the best you can and if you dont know an answer its ok. If you already answered anything I'm asking in your first post just skip over it.

1). What kind of computer do you have? Laptop? Desktop? Dell, HP, Ect?
2). Whats your level of experience? Novice, intermediate, expert, or dont know squat?
3). What operating system are you using? Xp Home or XP Pro?
4). What antivirus are you using?
5) Please tell us a little about your computer. How old is your computer? Hard drive, processor, ram, Bios ver. Ect.
6). Do you have an Xp disk for this computer?
7). Does your computer have a floppy drive, CD drive, Ect.?
8). Do you have access to another working computer with an internet connection?
9). Did you noticed this problem occuring after installing anything recently?
10). Has your computer done a windows update recently?
and anything else that might help us help you. Remember we are trying to help from a forum so all we have to go on is what you can tell us.

Be back in a bit.

Thanks
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Hello and thank you for reading my post in advance.

Yesterday I reinstalled my Windows 7. Everything went well, however, once I went into my BIOS settings after the install to set my primary booting device to the one which the OS is located on, it did not boot. I restarted and found a new entry along the booting drives, called Windows Boot Manager. I tried to start the system up from that and it worked but still it is weird. Windows is the only operating system I have on right now so there is no point in having to boot from the BM.
I tried a lot of things already to fix this but no luck yet. Do you have any idea how could I make it so Windows boots from my C:/ drive?

A:Interesting booting issue

Hello lymecore, welcome to Seven Forums!


If you have more than a single internal Hard Disk Drive connected the Windows 7 System boot files may have been created to another HDD and may need to be (re)created to the Windows 7 partition to sort this issue, start with a look at this tutorial linked below for some information on this; it would also be helpful to post a snip of Windows disk management for us to have a look at.


Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times




   Note

Before we make any specific recommendations will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire Windows disk management drive map with a full description as to which drive/partition is which, so we can see what you have going on as there may be a fairly simple way to resolve the situation.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a maximized snip of that.
How to Upload and Post a Screenshot and File in Seven Forums

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Greetings and salutations! I have come seeking aid for a problem that has been plaguing my laptop recently.

So let me begin with the story. The computer in question is a Toshiba Satellite, an M45 (model#PSM40U-07V001 to be precise). 2.2 Ghz processor, 1 gig ram.

Runs windows XP SP3 (whatever version is latest, I'm sorry I can't look at the exact version # atm, but I can try to get it if it becomes relevant.)

So the issue began about 8 months ago, after I installed a legit copy of Medieval Total War (Gold Edition) from the CDs. I had been playing the game for some time, and probably against better judgement, I frequently left the laptop on in sleep mode with the game running, rather than actually saving it and turning the PC off. I also did this for a much longer period of time than is likely advisable (span of weeks), and eventually, I began to encounter some odd errors.

Allow me to explain, as this is actually a multi-step issue. The first thing that began to happen, was that my keyboard functions began to act strangely. Keys wouldn't perform the actions they were supposed to, and the machine began to randomly launch empty instances of Windows Media Player. This effect would not only permeate the game, but any windows function or program I could open.
(I RECENTLY discovered that what is happening is my computer is acting like I am holding down the Alt key, even though I am not. I will explain more on this later.)

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A:Interesting BS and keyboard issue

The BSOD you mentioned is usually a sign of a RAM problem.

Download memtest and burn it to a CD. Boot from the CD (check the BIOS boot options) and let it run at least 7 times.

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I have discovered that when I open a picture file (.jpg) from the desktop it opens fine, but when I go to close it Photoviewer freezes up. It only does it when opening picture files from the desktop.

If I open them from a folder anywhere else on the PC they open and close fine.

I've read tons of forums and help posts and tried everything recommended, but nothing fixes the issue. I have done a full repair/install on the system to no avail.

My system is Win7 Pro 64-bit.

This is driving me nuts!

A:Interesting explorer.exe issue

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Pretty odd behavior :/
Use the link above my signature to Fill in your system spec's page

Use Clean boot,
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Click Start and type in the search box,
msconfig
Click on the suggestion on top or hit the Enter key,
Go to the Startup section and take some screen shots for a complete list,
Go to the Services section and on the bottom left Check the box to Hide All Microsoft services,
Repeat the screen shots,
See the links above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here,
Cheers.

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I've got a user on a wyse thin client. On the wyse box, anytime she click on either 'attach' from the main ribbon or the insert ribbon, the attach window opens and the app freezes. When she opens a new email and drags and drops, it works fine. When she logs onto a pc on the domain, it works flawlessly. I've checked/done the following:

no disco'd network drives
reset nav pane
outlook in safe mode
dumping cookie and cache from IE
removing email profile and re-adding
cached/non-cache mode
switching between text, rich text, and html in the editor options
scanpst
repairing the ost
repairing outlook
repairing the entire damn 2010 office suite

Nada.

I'm thinking at this point it's her wyse profile that needs rebuilding, but given the endless vagaries of the dfs servers, I'd just as soon not do that. The wyse pulls it's image from our HQ, I've got hundreds of users on them, this one is the only one with this rather interesting and very frustrating issue.

thanks,

v
 

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Hi folks! As the title suggests, and I'm sure my post count will confirm, this is my first post on the forums here.

I'm having issues after an OS recovery with one of my Windows 10 machines. When I attempt to connect to my wireless router, it shows "Connected, Secured" but "no network connection" and no internet as a result. This same machine connects to my phone's hotspot just fine (This is, in fact the connection I am using to type this).

We have another desktop, a laptop, 3 Android phones, and 2 tablets all able to access the internet through the router (a Mikrotik Routerboard RB951Ui-2HnD provided by my ISP) with no issues.

I have reset both the PC and the router several times with no success. I tried changing the settings so that public and private networks would have the same levels of access...

Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated. I'm pretty much stumped at this point.

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Howdy.
I've been running 7 for a while with no real issue except for a somewhat annoying bug that seems to be causing some kind of grief with desktop graphics.

Imagine the scenario; you boot up your computer, arrive at your desktop and decide you want to check your emails. You open up your browser, or email program and check your emails. No big deal. You now decide you'll leave your emails open and execute iTunes, WMP or play a game, great! 7 does it fast and doesn't beat about it. After a little while you're tired of your music or game and you decide to exit, on exit you discover you open window of your emails is completely corrupted, with stretched text, misplaced items or, completely unreadable.

Well this is what I have been experiencing from almost the beta versions. Now I am technically minded and have done a lot of testing on my hardware to be sure nothing is going ape with my graphics card. Games run fine, no artifacts or corruption.

The image attached shows what kind of unusual issue i am encountering. My first thought is nVidia's drivers. But there have been subsequent releases and bug fixes to iron out these bumps. I was wondering if anyone else has been encountering this kind of behavior. My graphics work fine under Vista, XP and Ubuntu, i've even run the win7 drivers in Vista and that was fine. So I'm thinking this could have something to do with WDM, because the same behavior can be induced if a window, overlapping another is closed or minimized.

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A:Interesting Graphics Issue.

Hello Xenova, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I have had a few distored windows like in your screenshot with old drivers in the beta build of Windows 7, but not nearly as bad. Usually moving the window or refreshing it fixed the issue. I'm using the latest NVIDIA drivers now, and do not seem to have this problem anymore.

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System...

MOBO : ASUS CUSL2

Processor : Celeron 566 ( OC'd to 756 )

RAM : PC 133 384MB

NIC : 2 x Netgear FA311

Modem : RCA Digital Cable Modem DCM305 ( one ethernet connection and one USB connection )

OS : XP Home Ed w/ SP1

Basic Setup : PS2 directly dedicated to one of the NICs and the modem directly in the other.

I'm new to networking so be nice ; - )

Here's the issue...

Ultimately trying to play FFXI using a PC and PS2. they work independantly very well and each NIC installed individually works beautifully, however w/ both NICs physically installed one of them cannot be installed. Do I need a switch/hub or am I missing something else. It seems to be a software issue but I am at a loss. I had it working with no NICs and connecting the PC by USB. I was hoping to have them both running thru ethernet ( the reason for the two cards ). Any help would be greatly appreciated...

this is what I have tried so far...

physically having only one card in and hooked to PS2...ok same thing but w/ PC...ok

one card ( and have tried both cards individually ) in different slot...ok

as soon as there are two cards physically in the machine when I reboot the first thing I get is...

Hardware Installation
"The software you are installing for this hardware: NETGEAR FA311/FA312 PCI ADAPTER
has not passed Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility with Windows XP....Tell me why testing is important...blah blah blah...continuing may impair...blah blah...contin... Read more

A:Please help - interesting issue - NIC will not install

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A couple of days ago, the mouse cursor began making active just about any window it was passed over. For example, when in Photoshop, I'll have 2 or more images open and while moving the mouse from a tool pallette to the image I'm working on, if I pass the cursor over an image thats not at the front, the image thats passed over will become active.
I know there's a registry setting to change the mouse's behavior but I've looked/searched the registry for 'mouse' and I don't see any keys that look as though they are related to whats happening with this issue.
Can anyone point me in the right direction and help get my mouse behaving the way I'd like it to?
I did try a reapir install of PS, uninstalled and reinstalled the mouse drivers and tried another mouse. None of these things worked.

AMD 4600+ X2
BFG 7800GTX
ABIT Fatal1ty SLI
2 GB OCZ Platinum
Audigy 2
Logitech MX 1000 Laser mouse
Thunder 8 mouse pad
XP Pro
 

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It keeps moving or resizing by itself whenever a screenmode change occurs such as when opening a game or enabling a second screen.

Can't quite put my finger on why.

When it moves (usually to the top) the properties also change to Top as well, yet when it returns to the large icon size, the icons remain small and the option for small icon remains ticked.

I think this might have started after installing Office 2010, but it was definitely sometime after NVD 257.15, however it occured again after uninstalling the drivers (screen mode changed) so i expect it might be a running process causing it :\.

anyone else seen anything similar?

A:Interesting taskbar issue lately.

No... Did you update your graphics card recently?

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Have a client that has one of the more interesting usb issues i've seen. If the computer is on, and you plug in any usb key, it will not be recognized. If you turn the pc off, put any usb key in, and boot up, it will not be recognized. Howeveor, if you reboot the system, and add the key whilst the system is booting up, it will recognize it.

When it does not show up, it does not show up in windows explorer, nor can I map a drive to it. The OS is XP Pro. I have not tested any other usb devices in that port, only keys. But three of htose have replicated the problem.

any ideas?

tia,

v
 

A:Solved: interesting usb issue

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Hi all,
Here is one for you:

I hope I can get all this straight in writing. My configuration is as follows:

1) Vista Business/Windows 7 (my machine)
2) Proliant DL360 (windows 2003 Enterprise sp2) Both net adapters hooked up.
3) HP Media Center Vista Ultimate/Windows 7
4) Home brew xp pro sp2
5) Home brew xp Home sp2
6) Home brew xp pro sp3
7) Macintosh G3 10.3.9
8) Xbox

Level One router WBR-3048
Level One usb net adapter
Netgear FS-16 switch

All this is fed by a comcast modem/router.

I have the comcast modem hard wired to the WBR-3048, from that router I am hard wired to #1, then also hard wired to the FS-16. The FS-16 is then hard wired to x2 to #2, #3, #5, #6, #7 and #8. As you can see I don't have #4 hard wired. The WBR-3048 is feeding a wireless to #4 via the Level One usb adapter.

So all this worked until today. Mind you all the machines have internet no issues there. However my network mapping on the entire network took a serious dump. On my machine #1, I can only see #3 now. Period. Ironically though I can remote desktop into #4, #2 and #3 with no issues. I have a printer hooked up to #2 (server) and everybody can print to it. I cant get into files on any of the other machines with the exception of #4 or use remote desktop.
In network on my machine #1 only #3 shows up now whereas as of this morning they all showed up including the damn G3.
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A:interesting networking issue

"Both net adapters hooked up."

Stop doing this and you will be fine. The server will become the browse master for the network due to OS. If the pcs are talking to one server ip and the server lists everything on the other ip there is no talking to the workstations when they request the browse list.
 

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Hi guys. I have a T470 and after the latest Windows update I encountered a battery naming issue. Before the update batteries had proper order and were named accordingly: battery 1, battery 2, no surprises here. But after the update I noticed the order has changed to battery 0, battery 1 (attached pic below) Yeah yeah, I understand arrays start at zero but what is that? I was just wondering is it just me or you guys have the same situation going on with your batteries? Is there a way to change the order back to "normal"? .


























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Hi All,

So the other day at work I needed to setup a bridge between my NIC and Wireless NIC on my laptop to give a few devices temporary wireless access. So I plugged into the network and then bridged my two connections.. Funny thing was that everytime I did this my connection would die on the NIC and the port I plugged into would be dead. It turns out that the switch was freaking out everytime I tried creating this bridge because it saw its traffic going through two interfaces, I somehow caused a lot of trouble on the network according to my net admin.. have any of you guys experienced this or heard of this happening? I'm kinda of just curious at this point..

Thanks
 

A:Interesting Network Bridge Issue

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Hi team !

This is the current scenario:

Installed Windows XP on an Arbor ITX board with an IDE 200gb HD.
All went fine, the installation went through, drivers were loaded and the computer runs great.
Several restarts later, all is fine, no problems found.
I decided to make a ghost image of the drive so i can back up the partition. I plugged an 160Gb HD, initialized and partitioned it and made the image via DOS with Norton Ghost using PARTITION to PARTITION method. All went fine.
Afterwards, i activated the 160Gb partition with Fdisk so it can boot. All fine.
I booted the machine with the new 160Gb drive, the windows XP blue bar appeared and all went fine.
After several seconds, windows blue screen with the small windows xp logo appears, however, it does not goes beyond that point. This screen is the one that should be reading "windows is loading" or "loading your personal settings", however, that legend never comes up and the machine stops loading the system there. I have to restart the whole computer and then I'm back to the same screen.
Curious thing is that the mouse is still working, i am able to move it around the screen, but cannot do a thing with it.

I can hit F8 to bring the boot menu and select Safe mode, however, it freezes during the safe mode loading and stays on the whole list of files being loaded.
Last Known Working Configuration does the same as loading normally.

Any ideas on what might have gone wrong?

Thanks a lot !
 

A:Solved: Interesting XP boot issue

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I have a rather interesting issue when i try to upload images on various sites (does not matter which site).
Whenever i press the submit button the computer comrpletly freeze, if i have music on it repeats the halv second of sound that was playing at that moment and the computer does not respond to any commands.
The only solution is to reboot holding down the power button.
The first thing i suspected was a bad disk so i have since tried to move the pictures around to different disks, partitions and places on disks but the problem remains.
The wierd thing is that it is not every time, some of the times the images manage to submit (its different images every time as well) and some of the times they don't.
I checked the error logs but most of the time i don't get any notes, just unexpected shutdown once i reboot.
Sometimes i do get notes added to the error log, i think it only happens when i use Truecrypt mounted volumes tho;
Code:
The default transaction resource manager on volume I: encountered a non-retryable error and could not start. The data contains the error code.
I have also run a checkdisk scan of the primary drive (its a laptop so only got one) but found no faults.
Defragmentation runs scheduled as default in vista, have spybot and avira running at all times and both does weekly system scans.

Not sure when the problem started since i usually don't upload images all that often but haven't noticed it any time before about 2 weeks ago.

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Hello All,

I am having a weird problem with my internet connection lately. I have a Motorola Surfboard 5101 cable modem which was working fine for the last one year connected to a dlink 1310 router. From the last two days, I wasn't getting internet with my router, but I get everything when I connect the ethernet cable from the modem directly to my Mac. I thought the router had some issues and replaced it with a Belkin router. But I still face the same issue. Then I re-connected the ethernet cable from the modem directly to my PC now. And I can't get the internet unless the cable guy refreshes it or I do a manual reset. Everytime I change computers connected directly to the internet, I had to refresh. I thought the modem is at fault and replaced it with a Scientific Atlanta modem and I still face the same issue. Everything works with my Mac but nothing works with the PC unless I reset the modem.

One thing I noticed is that, Mac & PC both get a invalid IP the first time I connect, but some how with in 30 sec, Mac is able to refresh itself with a valid IP.

I called the cable guys and they tired for 2 hrs and left it to my own fate.
Please Help. Thanks In Advance
 

A:Interesting Cable Modem Issue

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Hey there, everyone. I got a question I was hoping you could all help me out with.
So get this. Trying to install a Windows Vista upgrade on a Windows 2000 system. The only issue is, on the 2000 system, the boot file is corrupt or something. Now when running the upgrade installation, it cannot detect the 2000 OS to perform the upgrade. Windows 2000 System Repair does not detect the OS either. Should I just go ahead and start backing up everything on the hard drive, or perhaps would I be able to somehow avoid having to go through that?
 

A:Interesting issue with Vista installation

Brakian said:


Hey there, everyone. I got a question I was hoping you could all help me out with.
So get this. Trying to install a Windows Vista upgrade on a Windows 2000 system. The only issue is, on the 2000 system, the boot file is corrupt or something. Now when running the upgrade installation, it cannot detect the 2000 OS to perform the upgrade. Windows 2000 System Repair does not detect the OS either. Should I just go ahead and start backing up everything on the hard drive, or perhaps would I be able to somehow avoid having to go through that?Click to expand...

Are you using a full version of Vista to make the upgrade, or did you buy the upgrade version?
 

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Trying to get a friend fixed up here... she had her email account (inboxes and all) disappear from her Thunderbird 2.x. Local Folders are still there and she is receiving mail somehow, all her Inbox subfolders are still there and populated, but the mail account has disappeared from the tree and all her old Inbox contents are missing.

Now here's the thing: the entire original Inbox and the rest of the account are still there in the profile folder on the disk, but the folder tree in Tbird doesn't show them.

And now the really odd part: I created a new test account with fake settings... and it doesn't appear in Tbird's folder tree either.

Any thoughts on this?
 

A:Interesting Thunderbird mail issue.

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Hi all,

This is just an interesting problem I discovered and resolved that I don't understand--but if someone else has it, perhaps this will help.

For the past few days, I have been unable to access my Home Page, which is www.comcast.net from IE.6.0.28. It appears that the site get's accessed, but then gets redirected--and IE sits there working and working, with lots of fast messages flashing on the screen in the lower left (where the status is displayed)--but eventually I have to STOP the access.

I could access the site from the same computer, using Netscape--or from a different computer on my same home network using IE.

I was going through the instructions to post a HiJack this log, thinking I had some sort of trojan or virus. One of the steps is to run Stinger. When I launched it, I noticed on the Stinger window, Scan initiated on Friday, May 26, 2006. OPPS, it is not May 26--it is March 26. A quick check, and sure enough my computer was on the wrong date. (I had looked at the calendar and accidently reset the time.)

I reset the clock and date, and just for laughs, went back to www.comcast.net. And it now worked!

I can't for the life of me understand why Comcast would care about what date I have set in my 'puter--nor why it only seems to matter when accessing the site from IE.

Any thoughts or comments!

Thanks
Denny from Minnesota

A:Interesting Comcast Access Issue (and Solution)

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We have a web appliance that we access through browser. The appliance is MailCleaner. I was able to access this on Monday. Tuesday this device was down. We got it back up and working. The device is working but I have been unable to access this via my web browser. I get incorrect login or password. But that is the log in, because it works on another computer, via a browser with the same login, etc. I cleared out my cache on my browser, rebooted, ran my malware and virus scanner... rebooted.. still can't get on. This has happened before and oddly it went away when I switched computer. But I can't exactly switch computers every other week. What other things should I be looking at to fix this particular log in issue? I have already tried different browsers on my computer, same results.

I'd love some feed back or ideas of how else I can troubleshoot this without replacing my computer frequently. It doesn't make any sense at all! Thanks for any insight.
 

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Hello.

Weird issue - the system clock, which I set myself when I have purchased and set-up the laptop recently, displays time / date correctly on the task bar (lower right). However many applications see it differently. Here are two main culprits:

the e-mail client (thunderbird) displays ALL messages approximately 4 hours prior to the actual time received

altcoin wallets, when I install them for the first time ALL say (I have like a dozen of them now) - "warning: please check that your computer's date / time are correct. If your clock is wrong, your XXXXcoin wallet will not function correctly."

So it appears that at least to the applications, the system clock is NOT set-up correctly, even though it is displayed correctly on the task bar.

Anyone have any ideas?

Very much appreciate any assistance in advance.

A:Interesting (weird) system clock issue

Hi pqmomba8, welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have you set your actual location correctly on your computer. Left click on the clock in the Task Bar & select Change Date & Time Settings, then select Change Time Zone click on the little down arrow & find your correct time zone.

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Hi everyone! So the issue I've run into is this:

Computer only boots roughly 1/3 of the time. Hard freezes (Cannot move mouse, screen completely frozen - cannot ctrl, alt + delete. Forced to do a hard reset by pressing the power button) upon exiting programs, alt-tabbing, shutting off computer. This happens more often when on Battlefield 3 / SWTOR, but has happened occasionally outside of those. All of the parts in the computer are about a week and a half old, this problem started about a week ago.

I've tried completely re-installing all new drivers, un-crossfiring / using each graphics card individually, lowering performance on each graphics card. This leads me to believe it might be the SSD or the motherboard. The power supply seems to be working fine.

Computer specs are:
EVGA Z68 FTW 160-SB-E689-K2 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000

COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Intel Core i7 compatible

PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply

HIS IceQ X Turbo H695QNT2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity (x2)

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

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Scenario: 4 PC's. All in the same domain.
pc #1, Windows XP Propc #2, Windows NT 4.0 domain controllerpc #3 Windows Vista 64 ultimatepc #4 windows Vista 32 ultimateNow up until about a week ago every single device could access each others shares no problems. No changes on any pc has been done. Windows Firewall has been turned off as well as defender where appropiate.

The problem i have now is that pc#4 is now started having issues with accessing a share on pc#3. Continually getting prompted for username and password. I have even tried an domain admin account which fails.


Pc#1 and pc#2 have no issues and are not prompted with username / password related promtps to access this share.

Pc#3 can access shares on pc#1, #2 and #4.

Anyone got any ideas on what is going on ?

A:Interesting network share issue - Vista

If you can drive a packet sniffer, I'd suggest taking two traces and comparing them: one trace of a PC#4 to PC#3 access attempt which results in a prompt, and another in reverse that goes through without prompting.

It's not clear to me whether you're saying that access works, except you need to retype credentials every time, or whether it's "access denied" whatever you try. If its the former, it may come down to different LMCompatibilityLevel settings on the XP box and NT4 PDC compared to the two Vista machines. That's just a wild guess though, and a packet trace would tell you more about the differences between the "prompted" and "no prompts" access attempts.

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Before I get to the log, I'd like to explain my issue; more of an annoyance than an apparent threat.
 
Every hour or so, there's a brief Command Prompt window or two that suddenly pops up, but disappears so fast it can't be read. I've even recorded the desktop in order to catch the frame, but the cmd doesn't stay up long enough to even show anything. It's annoying because it minimizes whatever window I currently have open.
 
Things I've used:
 
Plenty of different Malware removal tools. Nothing gets detected, in Safe Mode or otherwise.
Event Viewer doesn't give me anything when I check for random applications or services that suddenly run.
Task Scheduler likewise does not show any processes launching when these cmd windows pop up.
 
Now for the HijackThis log, I noticed a number of strange entries, which I've bolded:
 
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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 9:05:08 PM, on 6/14/2016
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.02.1008)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.10586.0020)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\Dropbox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trillian\trillian.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Canon\IJ Network Scanner Selector EX\CNMNSST.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
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A:Interesting HijackThis log and annoying issue with command prompts.

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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This is for a stateless virtual desktop always with the same hardware\software.

I redirected %localapdata% to a network share UNC path by editing "Local Appdata" in both HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User
Shell Folders

and manually copying the existing %localappdata% to the new location and then logging off and back on.

The first indication that something was not working was the event viewer application log was saying the user profile service could not read usrclass.dat permission denied on \\server\share\username\local\\usrclass.dat.

Everything else is redirected fine except for usrclass.dat. It turns out that during login, usrclass.dat is read not by my user account but by the domain computer account. This is kind of weird. By using icacls on the network share to grant "domain computers"
recursive access to \\server\share\username, the next login was just fine.

The existing permissions are Full for the owner.

icacls username /grant "Domain Computers":F /T

My question is why is the "Domain Computer" aka local NT Authority\System retrieving the usrclass.dat instead of my user account? Is there a way to change this behavior so that I dont need to share my local profile with all "Domain Computers"?

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So I have Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird pinned to my task bar. However, when I check, use small icons, the icons for ONLY FF/TB disappear and are replaced by like the windows generic file icon. Does this happen to anyone else? (Win 7 Ultimate x64)

However, on my MSI Wind with Win 7 Pro (x86), this does not happen to the firefox icon (no TB installed on MSI Wind)

Any ideas?

Another interesting thing is that if I right click the LARGE icon, it shows the program and the option to unpin, that icon there is also that generic windows file icon.

A:Interesting issue, pinning mozilla stuff to Taskbar

Have you messed with your Icon Cache or played with any Icon Change apps lately?

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