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Need Help With Strange HD Video Issue!

Q: Need Help With Strange HD Video Issue!

Hey guys,

I currently have a Toshiba Satellite A200 Laptop (Core2Duo 1.73Ghz, 1Gb RAM, GeForce Go 7300, Vista Home Premium).

When I attempt to play 1080p video (MKV/h.264) using Media Player Classic it will play fine for a while at around 45-65% CPU utilisation, however after a varying amount of time (2-20mins) the CPU utilisation will suddenly skyrocket to 100% and remain at this level, and the video will start lagging and be unwatchable.
When I restart the video on MPC and skip to the most recently watched part, the same issue of lag will again occur after a few minutes.

Video lag had been an issue previously using VLC player but after I found MPC and installed CoreAVC I had been able to watch 1080p videos without any problems.
I currently have CoreAVC 1.7 installed. I have also tried installing the K-lite Codec Mega Pack, as well as uninstalling various programs such as PowerDVD and Nero360 to see if this made any difference, but have not been able to come up with any solution.

I have updated by graphics drivers to the latest version from the product page for my laptop on the Toshiba website, yet there is no discernible difference. I have also tried using a variety of media players, including Zoom player, KMPlayer and GOM player.

Any help would be MUCH appreciated. A poster on another forum suggested the issue may be related to buffer underrun or hard drive cache settings and referred me to these forums, however I am unsure of how to proceed in resolving this issue.

Cheers, and a happy new year to all!

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A: Need Help With Strange HD Video Issue!

Originally Posted by mcw


Hey guys,

I currently have a Toshiba Satellite A200 Laptop (Core2Duo 1.73Ghz, 1Gb RAM, GeForce Go 7300, Vista Home Premium).

When I attempt to play 1080p video (MKV/h.264) using Media Player Classic it will play fine for a while at around 45-65% CPU utilisation, however after a varying amount of time (2-20mins) the CPU utilisation will suddenly skyrocket to 100% and remain at this level, and the video will start lagging and be unwatchable.
When I restart the video on MPC and skip to the most recently watched part, the same issue of lag will again occur after a few minutes.

Video lag had been an issue previously using VLC player but after I found MPC and installed CoreAVC I had been able to watch 1080p videos without any problems.
I currently have CoreAVC 1.7 installed. I have also tried installing the K-lite Codec Mega Pack, as well as uninstalling various programs such as PowerDVD and Nero360 to see if this made any difference, but have not been able to come up with any solution.

I have updated by graphics drivers to the latest version from the product page for my laptop on the Toshiba website, yet there is no discernible difference. I have also tried using a variety of media players, including Zoom player, KMPlayer and GOM player.

Any help would be MUCH appreciated. A poster on another forum suggested the issue may be related to buffer underrun or hard drive cache settings and referred me to these forums, however I am unsure of how to proceed in resolving this issue.

Cheers, and a happy new year to all!



your system doesnt meet the minimum specifications to watch high definition content unfortunately,go here Apple - QuickTime - HD Gallery - System Recommendations i know this is specifications for quicktime, but QT is very well optimised for HD playback and should be used as a guideline only.
for wmp i would say maybe 2.4GHz processor (dual core), 2GB ram and graphics card is fine for your system.

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I have a custom computer, with parts I can't desribe from heart. Either way I have a quite strange problem I reckon.
When I start my computer, everything seems fine. Once I get into windows, all good. Though as soon as I start a video file, either on computer or e.g. YouTube, the computer hangs. The only temp solution is to pull the plug. If I only reboot, the computer only says that there is no keyboard detected (!). Though if I either switch of the powersource or pull the plug, then the keyboard error upon reboot is gone, and once again I get into windows. Though as soon as hitting a website with any kind of video file the system stalls.
I have already purchased a new power sourse, as a friend thought it might be simply lack of power. Though the problem persists still. I am thinking it might be the video card, but I think that would be strange since windows still is working with full grafics.
Still I think it would be a hardware problem, dunno why, just think so with by base experince with computers.
I would be very thankful for any suggestions, as well as ideas how to check them.

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Hi disa, and welcome to TSF.

Some ststem specs would be good. If you don't know how, post back.

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Background:
Living the ex-pat life one of the things I miss from my native Finland is the television, especially since I really hate this German way to dub everything foreign, hate it from the bottom of my heart heart of my bottom. I'd rather listen the original sound track of foreign films, series and shows with additional subtitles as is custom in Finland, than see and hear the never so well synced lip movements of dubbed TV asthey do to all film and TV here in Germany.

For this reason I subscribe to an IPTV service from Finland, getting selected channels over the Internet either directly to an IPTV digital receiver connected to a TV (HD quality), or alternatively I can simply log in using the service's web interface and select any show from any channel from past four weeks in SD or HD quality. Only minus for me in this service is that I am not able to watch live TV, as all the shows become available first a few minutes after the show has aired.

Problem description:
Using Windows 8.1 Pro Preview and Internet Explorer 11, the web interface of the service works fine a few minutes after opening the page first time since launching the IE. I simply click the link of the show and a pop-up window opens directly, starting to show the video stream in my selected quality:

However, when the show has finished and I have closed the stream window to watch a new show, or if the interface page has been inactive a few minutes this is what I get instead of video stream:
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A:Strange issue with streaming video in IE11 (Win 8.1)

Hello Kari,

I have encountered several different issues with IE11 that are not present when using Win 8.0 and IE10. I encountered my latest issue while trying to access my Lycos mail. Specifically, I cannot open an email and view its contents (get blank screen where text should be); however, if I hit reply, it then reveals the original contents below the area for response. This issue is 100% repeatable and works fine with Win 8.0 and IE10. Now, I am not looking for a fix because I am just playing with 8.1 right now but I just wanted to let you know that I feel your pain. Good luck.

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First my PC specs.
nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
Geforce 9600 GT
600W ATX12V PSU
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
Recently my PC has developed an issue that is plaguing it with crashes. I've only noticed this specific issue happen when playing the game Warcraft III, which is strange as my PC specs are much higher than what is needed for such an old game.

The textures will distort out of control and I will be left with blurred colors, sometimes the PC won't crash immediately, but rather after I do something that involves a major graphics change. (IE: opening a video game or pressing "show desktop") My mouse is one of the peculiar aspects of the distortion, as it also is distorted. My mouse will look as if it blew up, and there will be colors around it that weren't there before.

Naturally one would suspect the video card, but that's where I'm stumped. Recently I purchased a set of ram, (same ones I'm using now) and a new video card (Geforce GTX 260). The Ram was DoA, so I RMA'd it and have yet to receive a pair that actually works in my computer. The video card seemed to work fine but after a week this issue started. I RMA'd the card and shipped it out, putting my old card back in. And then it started up...again. With a completely different card that has worked fine for over a year.

My friend suggested this could also be caused by my Ram or processor. I... Read more

A:Strange crash issue involving video distortion

Sounds like video card or memory... But it could be a cpu fan, incorrect thermal paste, bad cable..
Everything needs to be tested in a systematic fashion... But it has to be a hardware iisue...
I would run MemTest 86 one more time, on one module at a time... for four hours or 7 passes, which ever is longer... and no going to bed while it runs.
 

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Hi!

Recently, whenever I try to play a DVD with my laptop, the sound is very strange; it pops, gets a little slow in some spots, and sometimes sounds a little robotic, if you know what I mean. The video is occasionally a little slow, too, like it's trying to read the DVD but it's not able to fast enough.

This only happens with DVD's; none of my .AVI or .MPG movies have this issue, nor do any of my saved music files, so I know it can't be my sound card/video card.

Like I said, this only recently started happening - I've been using my laptop as a DVD player for a while - so it might have something to do with a Windows update...? I really don't know.

If you need any hardware specs, tell me where I can find them and I'll provide.

Thanks,

Nick
Some notes:

I'm using Windows XP and have tried playing the DVD's in two different programs - the default Windows Media Player and GOMPlayer (which is actually a very nice program). It seems that WMP shows this issue a lot more frequently than GOMP. My DVD drive, according to Device Manager, is "SONY DVD RW DW-Q58A". Like I said, tell me if you need anything else.
 

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A client of mine has a little quirky problem with their computer. When they run iTunes, a lot of colors (background behind text or album art) is wrong. To me it almost looks like their video card is trying to generate 3D visuals that it's not actually capable of doing. I don't remember the exact card that's in the PC, but I think it had 32MB of ram.

Attached is a screenshot to show an example of what their iTunes looks like. Has anyone ever seen something like this before? How might it be fixed?
 

A:Solved: Strange problem with iTunes (looks like a video issue)

Thanks to google, I figured it out. The video has to be set to 32-bit color pallet. Anything lower than that will cause problems.
 

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I built my new home desktop computer at the beginning of the year and until now everything has been running as smooth as silk.

But just an hour or so ago I was in the process of installing Greasemonkey for Firefox and afterward any video I recorded on WMC (wtv or converted dvr-ms) plays back choppy on both WMC and WMP. When I say choppy it's a kind of stutter like it's trying to keep up or can't seem to sync the video and audio streams. I've tried everything from reinstalling WMC and Firefox as well as uninstall Greasemonkey. Nothing seems to fix the problem.

I can't use System Restore and I'm really trying to avoid reinstalling from a backup clone (that happens to be a bit old). I just can't for the life of me figure out what changed and caused this (and how to fix it).

Any suggestions and tips would be appreciated.

-KC


Specs:
Motherboard: M4A88TD-V
CPU: AMD Phenom II 1090t (Black Edition) 3.7Ghz
RAM: 2x4GB Corsair XMS3
GPU: EVGA GeForce GT 430
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM (x2)
Optical: LG Internal Blu-ray Writer Multi-Drive w/ LightScribe
Win7 Pro x64

A:Strange Sudden Issue with WMC Choppy Video/Sound

System Restore would be my 1st choice. Why can't you run it?

Did you try the recordings on another system to verify the problem is with your system?

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The computer's a year old, running XP, and my boyfriend and I have no idea what's wrong with it (it's his). I'd put in hardware support but I don't know which piece of hardware may be corrupted, exploding as we speak, or what.

It began last night. He's done this before -- he has two monitors, one meant for a TV (I believe) and another old computer screen. Normally it runs on the TV one because it's bigger. He switched to the older one to show me how he can adjust the settings so that it's all vertical. That was great and dandy and we didn't expect any issues. He's done it before and it really isn't doing much to the computer.

Later, after midnight, he goes to switch everything back to normal. First, the computer acts like the monitor is there but that it can't do anything -- it tries to go into sleep mode or something. Then I suggest he unplug, shut down, plug things back in normally, and power back up. This appears to work.

I was a bit happy then, until we got to the XP loading screen. It's going... and then after, it flashes, then goes black. Nothing comes up, nothing does anything.

And so the three hour saga of last night begins. We restart, we spam F8, we get into safe mode, he disables Nvidia but can't open the application. Nor does his mouse function in safe mode (I know some don't, but it really doesn't help the situation). I've used my laptop to bring up shortcut keys and we're functioning through everything that way. He restarts after disabling Nvidia, an... Read more

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I have a question for the gurus here.

I notice with video playback that it gets a little choppy, like a line that forms across the middle of the screen and breaks up the video. It seems to only happen in 'higher intensity' video playback, but I don't know that for sure. I'm fairly certain that I have the most updated drivers from ATI, but will check for sure when I get home. What else could this be? Do I just need more power? The gfx card is a few years old now. Originally I thought it was my monitor, but I have since replaced it and the problem persists.

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Have you gave your case a good cleaning lately, sounds more like a temp effect than power.

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Hello!

I bought a Windows 10 Asus laptop about a month back and have been running into a few issues. I actually have tried asking the Microsoft tech forums directly but with a lack of responses I feel I need to ask elsewhere.

There are two issues I have here that I'm trying to fix. Neither are laptop breaking at the moment but I'd like to fix them for the purpose of fluidity etc.

First off: I'd like to explain that I managed to find a work around for my touchscreen not working after the laptop went into sleep mode only for a different issue to crop up. I recently noticed that the time my laptop was taking to wake up from sleep wasn't actually it waking up from sleep. . . It restarted the laptop. The laptop goes to sleep just fine but upon opening the lid OR if I leave the lid open and hit a button to wake it up, the laptop takes about 30-40 sec to "wake up" but in reality it appears to reboot the laptop.

Secondly: I've encountered this issue from the very moment I downloaded Mozilla Firefox. The video on fullscreen mode for any site and any streaming agent (Update all addons, drivers, etc.) use to stutter. I worked out a fix where now it lags or stutters now and then. I'm not sure how to remove the issue altogether. I've tried safe mode and fresh installations of firefox but the issues remain. As of now the hardware acceleration is disabled alongside opengl. This issue does not present itself on microsoft Edge on the same sites, videos (Same resolution for the v... Read more

A:Sleep issue + Full Screen Video issue

For your first issue:

The ASUS drivers have been known to cause problems with the Windows 10 sleep process for some systems. One of the ASUS system drivers is an Intel Management Engine driver and this has been known to cause the behaviour you describe. You can temporarily disable it to see if it makes a difference. If it does you can try uninstalling it and allowing W10 to replace it with the generic driver from the Microsoft driver database.

I can't provide any guidance for your second issue, I use Edge and am growing to like it.

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Hey all been to a few forums but had no help with this issue and everyone seem sreally helpful here so hope someone can help.
Recently upgrade dmy pc with a ConRoe865PE asrock board and a intel q6600 so I could have quad processing with my CGI work without the price tag of new ddr2 and pci x cards.
Everything seemed fine and windows installed but Iv been having the same issue over and over.

When I boot up the pc keybaord will flash monitors will respond and motherboard bios info comes up no errors runs fine. Gets to the windows xp page and just as it finishes loading as its about to enter the login page the monitors (dual monitors does same on a single) go into stand by but pc remains the same. If I reboot the system after 1 or 2 tries it will successfully get into teh desktop and the PC will run for hours doing whatever you want using it now to write this.
The problem is worse on a cold boot when the system has been off for over an hour or so but mostly in the morning. Instead of just going into stand by it will actually restart itself eventually asking me if I want to start windows normally or with last good settings. Same error though in same place each time.
Iv tried alot im a noive when it comes to fixing but I dont mind trying new things and often build new systems just havent come across this before.
Memtest86 has been run no errors and ram was re seated. Tried a more powerful psu no difference. Updated all drivers and motehrboard bios. Reformatted w... Read more

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So the ATI FireGL x2 is an AGP card with 256 MB?
 

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Here is a very strange issue that I would value some help with if possible.

About a month ago my PC was prone to freezes on bootup. When I eventually got into Windows, the PC would often freeze again resulting in several bootups and system startup repairs etc.

I ran several free and paid-for hardware diagnostic applications which all gave the results that no hardware had issues.

I updated all the drivers so again eliminating any issues here.

With the problem I had with all the associations to my programs dissapearing from my Start Menu (Please see other thread for details) I decided to do a full re-install of Windows and this went without any problems.

On booting up this morning I had the same freeze-up when Windows was loading? When I got into Windows the first time, the PC froze again? After a second successful boot-up Windows now seems OK.

Can anyone throw any light upon this problem please?

Many thanks for your help and time.

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What protection apps are you currently running ? ?

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This is very weird. We had a power outage today. The Compaq Presario SR2170NX would not boot back up. On opening the case we found the cpu fan wires "shredded" and broken off at differing lengths, no sign of the plug end, and no sign of any pieces of the wire. We bought the computer new and we have not been into this case. Computer will not boot now and shuts itself off after a few seconds after startup. Help!
 

A:Strange cpu fan issue

Does it look like the wires could have been destroyed by one of the fans? If not, and there is no sign of animal life in the case (seriously, I've known of mice/rats to infest the cases). I'd suggest returning it to where you got it, if it's still under warranty.
 

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I have two HDD attached to my PC.
Here is my HDD with my C:\Documents and settings\Momchil folder which is my user name on the computer.
And here is the exact same folder and directory in the other HDD G:\ which I NEVER attached to my computer!!! NEVER!
I don't have a reason to lie you and copy all my user system files to the other HDD. What we have here is some very strange bug of some kind. G\D&S is actually C\D&S... But why it seems like it is all in the other HDD I don't know...

The D&S folders had Deny to read rule applied to Everyone.

A:Very strange issue.

are you sure you have NEVER put that disk before???? also... it may be pausible that you have a RAID 1 setup mirrored all your data onto the other hard drive....
just a remote possibility..... :-?

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Join Date: Apr 2010

Windows 7
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hmm.. i reinstalled windows 7 and now no BSOD come yet. but i got another problem. i don't know what's going on, well follow my problem. when i shut down my computer and when display goes of, it's sid on monitor as a normal.. monitor goes to sleep. and that's cool but sumtimes more often ,, CPU itself, not switching off.. i ahve to press power button for few seconds to switch it off by force. and the second problem. after i 'm away from my pc and when it's an idle, and when i return and wanna enter to my pc.. when i click my mouse or even keyboard.. nothing changes, it still keeps sleeping (idling) and CPU works.. but can't enter into display ( it's still on idle mode) this thing wasn't happening for WINXP and after installing WINDOWS 7, im getting fed up of this bugs plz suggest

A:Strange Issue !

You may have to press the power button to wake the computer. Sometimes computers set their USB devices to power down during sleep mode which is why you can wake the computer with them.

There's most likely an option in your BIOS for Power Management > Wake by USB, Mouse, Keyboard, etc. If you turn on those settings then it might work.

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Touchpad works fine but during gaming, responds either slowly or won't.

How can I tackle this issue?

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Hi guys, Lately some strange things happened to my windows Xp Home edition... Well this happened about 5 times...

I was working on something on my computer (like going online etc..) and when I clicked on the Start Menu or On MY MUSIC folder... suddenly the taskbar and icons and software disappears and I am left seeing only my wallpaper. The computer does not restart, just everything disappears. Then it comes back..like reloads everything back. Funny... The internet connection is not affected. I don't know what this is. but it happens from time to time.

Next, can someone recommend good software to maintain the computer.. I heard that windows xp deframenter and utility software like that isnt that good!

thanks
 

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I built a computer for my daughter a few months ago, and I used a very cheap case w/power supply. The computerrecently began powering off after about 10 minutes, so I replaced the power supply. After this, I could not get Windows to boot up, it would hang at the windows loading screen, the bar kept loading, but it would go on indefinetly. I attempted to run the Windows XP repair tool, but it would get to the "setup is now loading windows" screen and hang there indefinetly. I attempted to try this with a few different hard drives, and the problem continues. I flashed my bios settings, but that did no good. Does anyone have any troubleshooting advice on this matter?
 

A:Strange issue

Have unplugged everything and plugged it back in? (Cables mostly)
 

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I hope Some one with technical insights can help me with this. I have never encountered this before.
 

A:Strange hdd issue

VatosLocos said:





I hope Some one with technical insights can help me with this. I have never encountered this before.Click to expand...

I would perform a clean install,rather than a factory reset!!
Give that a shot and post back!
 

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Hi, last month i bought a new graphic card and since i bought it i started to have this problems:
My PC Freezes
Keyboard and Mouse LED's Turns Off
Displays freezes
My fans, HDD, VGA, Power Supply, CPU Fan and Cooling Fans are still working

This happens at random times, i can play WoW for a entire day or 2 and this doesn't happen, and other times i can even log in my account that my pc freezes. Also this does not only happen when im playing, i could be browsing something or inet, listening something on itunes or just the pc is on the screensaver an this happens too, but it happen more when im making my pc using more resources.
I tried to change the VGA's and still happen, tried removing one memory slot and the other one, and still happen, also i tried to unplug some fans and HDD's and still happen. Im running out of ideas, the only thing that could be is maybe the memorys or the power supply but i dont have any extra memorys or power supply to test them.

My PC specs are this:
Intel C2D E4500 2.2GHz
MSI P4M900M3-L
2GB DDR2 SuperTalent
250 GB HDD Western Digital SATA
250 GB HDD Maxtor ATA
ATI HD5670 1GB GDDR5
VTB 550w Power Supply
Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 

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All

Thanks in advance for any assistance. Excuse the long history here, but I wanted to include all relevant (and probably non-relevant!) information to assist.

My issues started around a month ago with a trojan called Zero0.Access - a zero day IE browser nasty that was mainly employed in gathering banking logons/sessions and then emptying the accounts. At the time I was running the Virgin Media AV package (av/anti-spyware) which I believe uses a Trend engine. This little beastie also managed to disable the AV package. I also use Malwarebytes on a regular basis, so when I found out it was in the wild, I ran and successfully cleaned my system of the malware. VM AV has not worked since, although the firewall was seemingly ok. Over time I've used AVG (found nothing, no port 80 access when running), Spybot (found nothing), HiJackThis (nothing obvious) and Windows Defender (yes I know but I was desperate) - which actually found two other malware packages.

A lot of this I've done in safe mode with networking, as -even with AVG installed and running - that was the only place I could get web access.

So my problem now is running VM AV or similar, getting web access, and ensuring my system is clean - which I have a gut feeling it's not. I also have random (seemingly) administrator privileges issues, lock ups in standard boot especially on boot, and slow running.

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A:A strange little issue....

Hello and welcome. Please follow these guidelines while we work on your PC:Malware removal is a sometimes lengthy and tedious process. Please stick with the thread until I’ve given you the “All clear.” Absence of symptoms does not mean your machine is clean!
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Download Combofix from the link below, and save it to your desktop.

Link 1

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**

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IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link
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Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts. If you have trouble, stop and post back. Do not try to repeatedly run comboFix!
When finished, it will produce a report for you.
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Note: If after running ComboFix you receiv... Read more

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I am having an issue with one of our clients Windows XP Machine.

It is running IE 8.

We can't access any webpages using IE8 (Works fine using FireFox so I know that it isn't DNS)

I have checked all settings, proxy settings, cleared cache, history etc... reset IE settings, re-installed IE still to no avail

The strange thing tho, when I set the homepage to say google or anyother website in fact, the page loads fine, but when browsing from that page it doesn't load anything else.

Could anybody help?

Cheers

A:Strange IE Issue

In the advanced internet options try unchecking enable third party browser extenstion

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Hi, I have encountered a very strange issue or error on my computer. At first I thought it had to do with Firefox 3 but I have noticed it on other browsers, and even in WMP, Explorer and the start menu on my XP Professional...

The issue is that I occasionally get an error which turns all the buttons black... Also Icons tend to get a strange black frame around them... It is almost is there is an issue with the alpha channel or something. I have tried, effortlessly, to find hep or a solution but no one has posted anything about this... The problem comes and then goes away after a while, but it is still highly annoying...

I'm posting a link to a screen of how it tends to look like when I visit iMDb for example (it's worst then)...
http://attachments.techguy.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=135311&stc=1&d=1216230842

Please, I hope someone might shed a light on this for me. I'm not a computer expert so go easy on me.

Many thanks
Davor
 

A:Very strange issue in XP, please help!!

Hmm. Unfortunatly, I have vista now so I cant check it out for you. BUT If you would like to do remote assistance/Teamviewer then I would be happy to assist you in fixing the problem.
 

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Hey, my problem is that I cannot connect to most matches on xbox live. I know this is because my NAT is strict, and have tried several solutions to open my NAT, including making my xbox IP static etc by manualling inputting ip/gateway/subnetmask. However, nothing I do seems to work. I have a THOMSON ST585 router, which does not have a DMZ setting.. There are a couple odd circumstances though. 1.) my computer and xbox share an ethrenet cable, I have to swap it between the two, I'm not sure if that is a problem. 2.) My elder brother, also has xbox live, and switches ethrenet between his PC and xbox, however he does not have ANY problems connecting to games. (It can take me 5-10mins to connect to a lobby on cod mw2 or l4d2, while he finds 30games in a few seconds). Finally, I have also tried adding an application to my xbox on my router home page, opening ports 88, 2074, 3074 & 50, both in UDP and TCP, plus my UPNP is enabled. I have absoltely no idea why I'm having this problem, I've had this problem for a while, however it never seemed to affect me while I was playing l4d1 or halo3 etc, but with my newer games it's near impossible to find a game :/ Any advise would be greatly appreciated, let me know if you need more information.
 

A:Strange NAT issue

You also have to add UDP 28960, UDP 3101-3105, and UDP 1500 ports for inbound and outbound to your xbox. Post back if you get it working or got any troubles.

Are you running DHCP on your router? if so, you will need to give your xbox a static IP, so that it doesn't affect your port forwarding every time you reset your router. This means that when you port forward you should forward the ports to your Xbox's IP
 

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I purchased a used IBM thinkpad t20 with a cd/dvd rom drive which swaps with a floppy drive. When I boot up, the cd/dvd is not recognized. If I insert the floppy, it gets recognized and the unplug icon appears. If I use the unplug to remove the floppy, and insert the cd/dvd, it gets recognized, and works fine. Then when I shut down and reboot later, it is gone again, and I have to repeat the process. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Running Win2000 by the way.
 

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I was over at tomshardware.com in search of help with this and they directed me here, http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2609615/malware-issue.html .
It started when I noticed my laptop was running pretty slow; I opened up the task manager to see if there was anything suspicious going on and found my cpu,memory and disk usage to be all REALLY high. I ran a spybot and AVG scan, avg found nothing but spybot found/fixed a good amount of threats, but it didn't help so I headed over to tomshardware.
Overall the things I've noticed is that it starts with either a conhost.exe or cmd.exe starting, then random programs start opening in the background and consuming large amounts of system resources (never any one program consuming too much, at times it almost seems evenly distributed across multiple programs), and eventually I get a lot of error windows asking to close tons of cmd.exe instances; occasionally my laptop crashes altogether.
At some point I figured out that the malware (if this even is malware, I still haven't ruled out a legitimately bugged program) doesn't work without an internet connection (or so it seems at least). From there I found that after the cmd starts a bunch of msiexec.exe instances (consuming way more resources than any installer normally would), then typically theres a presentationhost.exe (it's supposed to be a legitimate microsoft program, and I've never seen it on my computer so I'm not sure whether its using mre resources than it should) shortly af... Read more

A:Strange issue..

Please follow the instructions in THIS GUIDE starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE. Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

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Recently I have been having this really strange issue... when I start Windows my taskbar is completely inactive - I can't click anything (left and right) until I f* click "ctrl+esc". But oh god... that's not all! I can't rearange my desktop icons because they are not moving from the place and also... I have just faced this entirely strange browser issue. I can't even enter URL in Google Chrome because whenever I point my mouse at the URL bar it becomes as cursor and clicking just does nothing. Besides that, I can't open Google Chrome settings and... when I click "back" button it opens a new tab but when I click on it it just closes by itself. So my browser is completely unusable. Let's open Firefox. Whenever I click "save" on the download box it just greys out and I can't click anything until I f* press "ctrl+esc".I definitely thought that was some kind of malware, eventually... TDSSKiller showed me nothing, same did Avast and MBAM. sfc /scannow shows everything is alright. Then I ran ComboFix and it seems it found sth. However I restarted my pc and the issue still persists... and so it does in the safe mode. (at least the taskbar is working)
I have tried, malware scans, CCleaner, registry defrag, system restore, last known good configuration... and none of them have worked. I don't know what to do... I am running Windows 7 x64
Please help me to fix this problem!
 
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A:Please help to fix this strange issue!

I'm 100% sure I'm infected  with sth like this: http://www.lexsi-leblog.com/cert-en/hey-brian-heya-homer-fancy-meeting-you-here-zeus-gootkit-2014-ad.html
Is it even possible to remove this?

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I have Dell Inspiron Laptop N5050.this is 1month old.Yesterday I upset while connecting network cable touchpad not working,and cursor move around and working automatically by opening start programms, opening folders etc. when removed the network cable,slowly it comes into usual way . But when I connecting USB mouse , the problem not showing. Pls help me anybody have the solution pls share with me
Thanks and regards
Ram

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Hi
I have dell lap with win7 os. Yesterday I changed my partition , by changing C-drive size by shrinking. Say new size is 40 GB - unallocated. This unallocated size I can't format. When I selecting make simple volume , it shows error the hard drive contains maximum number of partitions , you can't make new partitions.
Hard drive contains already c d e partitions.
How I can make this newly created unallocated space to be useful
Pls help me.
Thanks and Regards
Ram

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Howdy, I'm new here and need help (bet you've heard that > 4K times before)

I have an XP problem which has started recently - whenever I click on a folder/file, XP opens the rename dialog around the name (file/folder name turns blue, cursor appears & most annoyingly prevents scrolling). It makes navigating the file structure infuriating. Has anyone seen anything similar before? Know how to fix it? Nothing springs to mind which could have triggered this, it just started going wrong

(Its an ASUS eeePC - 1005HA with 2GB ram, everything else stock standard)

Thank you very muchly in advance for any input at all...
 

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I have M$oft Security Essentials (is that a good AV?) and it hasn't shown anything up. Is it worth using an online scanner (Panda/Trend)?

Unfortunately I don't have any backup / restore for this machine.

Is the renaming file/folder dialog appearing a common result of virus infection?
 

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My PC started acting up this afternoon. The screen went out like a cable came loose or something, checked the cables and all was good so I tried to turn off but didn't work so switched off in the back and when I tried to turn it back on it didn't boot up but you could hear it running. So I decided to take the PC apart and clean it thinking maybe it was dusty/dirty. I took the power unit off and opened it and cleaned all the dust and dirt out with some can air. I then put everything back together except now the computer won't turn on at all. The mother board has a green light on when the computer is plugged up so I believe its getting power but when I push the power button nothing. I removed everything except my DVD drive and hard drive in case of conflicts but still nothing.

I have an ASUS P4S800-MX mother board with 2 gigs of ram. Up until this I had not had any issues with my PC
 

A:Strange issue with PC

It would be good if you could arrange for a different PSU to test. It seems like the power supply may be at fault.
 

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Ok so let me start from the beggining. I have a Easy g4000 headset that uses both a audio jack and a mic jack as well as a usb (the usb doesn't work at all, and i cant seam to find the driver for it) I bought a logetich z323 external speaker system. When i plug the logetich into the back audio jack and the headset into the front only the headset works and vice versa. I am so confused I don't understand why both audios cant work together. Also it seems that both are being recognized as the same speaker unit. can anyone help?

A:Please help me this issue is so strange

Your audio card/chip should support this type of interface. An example of such is the Realtek Control Panel.

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Hi, im having problems with two new devices i have bought for my computer.

The first is a linksys wireless g network adapter which is in perfect working order on its own.
The second is a Trust USB2 HiRes Webcam (wb-3500t) which also works fine independantly.

As stated on their own both these devices work, but when they are both plugged in together i get a messege informing me that my network adapter has malfunctioned and and windows cannoct detect what it is. When i remove the webcam from the USB slot again the network adapter works again.

I have been told this may be an IRQ issue but i have no idea what that means or how to solve it. Help would be appreciated. Thanks
 

A:Strange USB issue

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im posting this wit a bit of pain... couple of days back, i've posted about adobe audition's icons problem (link: Planning 4 a new GFX Card.... ) but eventually i planned to buy a new GFX card as the graphics card might b the issue of this problem and also as per this forum too.. so i bought a new card.. reformatted windows 7, updated ati drivers and installed adobe audition, problem is still there in adobe audition's icons... plz see the attachments... one thing im sure that my old GFX card and new GFX card have this problem, im wonderin about wat wud b the real problem... plz plz help me...

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Hi there, I'm quite familiar with working in Audition. I find the interface more comfortable for my needs than the newer Soundbooth.

For just installing a new graphics card, you didn't have to reformat & reinstall 7, but a fresh clean start is great. I have a few questions for specifics...

1. How did you reinstall Windows 7? Did you restore from an image or do a clean install from your disc?

2. How did you install Adobe Audtion? Was it part of a CS collection? Do you have an .iso file you loaded, the retail disc, or a disc you made?

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After many hours, I successfully downgraded my laptop from pre-installed Windows 10 to Windows 8.1. After installation, my MicroSD card reader no longer works and I have lost the ability to use Wi-Fi. The laptop still detects Wi-Fi networks, but it cannot recognize any signal (the bars are all grayed out). The driver adapter is supposedly working fine. I tried updating, which makes no difference. I am ready to throw my laptop in the garbage. I am so frustrated. If someone can help me, I'd be so grateful. The two USB ports still work despite these other problems. In Properties - Manufacturer: BroadcomDescription: Broadcom 802.22n Network AdapterDriver Version: 6.30.223.102Physical Address: 60-6D-C7-ED-37-73 I'm not sure what other information could be useful.  

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Hello all....noob here as I just found this site. Hoping someone can shed some light onto a very unusual issue I am experiencing with one machine.

I have several machines running XP SP3, IE 6 and Office 2000. All the latest security updates and software updates have been applied. Level playing field.

However, on one machine only am I experiencing this issue. I cannot open any MS Office files within IE. All other machines can.

Here's what happens, I click on link to a Word Document, In the lower left hand corning it tells me "Downloading ..... <file name>.doc". After that it will then say Installing Component and then DONE. However, in the Browser window the only thing that is displayed is the little red "x" icon box for the broken link.

Once again, this same document can be accessed from every other machine with no issues. I have set all the security settings to LOW (for testing purposes), compared the Advanced Settings from a machine that works to the one that doesn't (everything matches). I have reinstalled IE 6.

I am at a complete and total loss on this one. Can someone please lend me some assistance to figure this bugger out? If you need more information, please let me know.

Thx,

A:Strange Issue with IE6 on XP

I don't know if this has anything to do with your problem because I seldom use Office, but have you looked at this in IE?

IE Properties, Programs Tab, HTML Editor

Does it say Microsoft Word? If not, Word should be in the drop down list so you can change it.

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I had a friend come to me today with a computer that was having trouble connecting thru WiFi. It was always coming up with the Limited Access. For the life of me I couldn't figure it out, so I decided to go to the basics with it, noticed it had McAfee installed. Uninstalled it, managed to get connected to WiFi no problem afterwards.

I connected online, and just attempted to go to Google when it wouldn't load. Noticed that yahoo search wouldn't work, but normal yahoo pages would. Bing was also not functional. It really only seemed to limit those 3 websites, I even managed to go to MalwareBytes and download/run it with no problems. It seemed to find something called cleanddm.dll and something else that I can't remember off hand. I let MalwareBytes remove it, and have run it 3 times since. It shows this computer as clean. I am still unable to connect to either of those 3 sites, but no other website seems to be affected.

Not really sure where to go from here.

Sorry for not posting the DDS logs.

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DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Amber at 2:33:30 on 2011-07-23
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.1771.1061 [GMT -7:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
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A:Really strange issue

I'm sorry, you can delete this. Figured out it was some changed settings in the hosts file. I'm a dummy.

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Hi ppl,

I have a strange problem when trying to download files using Internet Explorer 6.

But first a bit of background info on my specs:
I have 2 PCs with the same issue, one is a laptop and other desktop:

They both have up to the minute latest Windows XP updates including all security updates (downloaded form microsoft windows update) and latest drivers and everything else.

On software side they 2 apps they both have installed is Seek & Destroy (spyware killer) and ZoneAlarm Security Suite (Retail). I do now have any illegal software etc... that may have emmited a virus.

Now for the problem, when I try to download files any files .exe, .zip, .wave or naything else under the earths sun. It starts and gets to 40-50 KB and stops as if the download has completed so It partially downloads the files then stops whyyyyy. This happens on every files great and small.

I have tried to remove S&D and ZoneAlarm and disable all the IE Add-ons (most of them are generic) and no go.

I have reimaged the desktop PC and found that it worked then after a few days same issue.

I cannot pinpoint where and why???? The only conclusion I can come up with is if MS has screwed up one of its updates but then everyone on the globe would have the same problem.

Downloading in Firefox is fine and works well.

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A:Strange D/L issue with IE6

With all the good anti-spyware products out there, I don't understand how you ended up with something called "Seek & Destroy". I have 6 free anti-spyware programs on my pc(all free), but I never heard of "Seek & Destroy".

Unfortunatly, there have been a lot of problems associated with ZoneAlarm recently. You might try the ZoneAlarm help forums.
 

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Just came back from a restart and all of the sudden, ALL of my desktop icons have a little yellow padlock on the bottom left.

No idea how or why this is happening.

I haven't changed any settings/permissions, etc.

How do I "unlock" these icons?

What's going on over here Windows???

A:Strange Win 7 Issue

As far as i am aware this is a Windows 7 permission issue.

I would suggest you try this solution and see if it works for you.

Let me know how you go with that.

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First time poster - and I could/may be in the wrong section. But i was attempting to follow the steps to get itunes to acknowlage my 1st gen ipod nano again.( steps i was using can be found here)While attempting to empty my temp directory I got the following msg:perflib_perfdata_784.dat is in use by a program. Shut down program and attempt again.I shut down programs and attempted again, only to have the msg show again. I googled the .dat and that was how i discovered the fourm. What worried me though is most of the links pulled up by google involved malware/spyware.I'm currently running Ad-aware, I have Avast on active and I'm hoping this problem will resolve, but are there other options I should consider?

A:A Strange Issue..

Ad-ware finished just as I posted this. Here is the log for it should anyone find it useful.

Ad-Aware 2007 Build
Log File Created on: 2008-03-26 19:24:18
Using Definitions File: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\core.aawdef
Computer name: TROUBLE
Name of user performing scan: SYSTEM

System information
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Number of processors: 2
Processor type: Intel® Core™2 CPU T7200 @ 2.00GHz
Memory Available: 67%
Total Physical Memory: 2137042944 Bytes
Available Physical Memory: 1413726208 Bytes
Total Page File Size: 4119588864 Bytes
Available On Page File: 3567734784 Bytes
Total Virtual Memory: 2147352576 Bytes
Available Virtual Memory: 1917374464 Bytes
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)

Ad-Aware 2007 Settings
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Skipping files larger than 1048576 kB
Ignoring infections with lower TAI than: 3
Extended Ad-Aware 2007 Settings
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Unloading known modules during scan
Ignoring spanned files when scanning cab archives
Reanalyzing results after scanning before displaying results
Trying to unload modules prior to removal
Let Windows remove files currently in use at next reboot
Removing quarantined objects after restore
Deactivating Ad-Watch during scans
Writeprotecting system files after repairs
Include info about ignored objects in log file
Including basic settings in log file
Including advanced settings in lo... Read more

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hey guys, hope someone can help

sons pc randomly boots black screen, cant access bios or anything

but if i power it up lets say tomorrow it will be fine, new thermal paste no overheating, each bit of hardware has been tested in another rig so im baffled :\

any ideas?

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The background information: Recently I was having a few issues deleting a file off my D: drive (this is not my OS partition.) I ended up modifying a few of the drive's administrative security properties. I gave myself, the only user on this PC, 'Full Control' permissions of this drive. I restarted the machine and when I came back, the partition appeared to be gone. I attempted to locate it in the command prompt with no success. I finally used Disk Management to confirm that the partition was still there, just not accessible. The file format system NTFS was just missing completely..

Anyway, after about a week of trying almost everything I could to repartition the drive (I used everything from disk healing to disk recovery software) the partition magically reappeared. That drive is up and running fine now and that's not really why I'm posting this.

The issue: I am not able to set a background or change any personalization features at all for that matter. I can select a built in theme, but the background images still don't appear. What's more concerning to me is I can't use Explorer or My Computer to navigate into C:\Users\(or beyond.) Now obviously folders exist in C:\Users\username\desktop because I'm able to add and modify files and folders on my desktop.

Does anyone have any advice for this situation? I have not found any success in my research for the solution. Such as: changing Ease of Access features to make sure Remove background images (where available) is not check... Read more

A:Very strange issue

Try a System Restore to before you made the security change?

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i use a Atrie ADSL modem for my PC (xfx 680i sli +q6600,vista,xp)
modem Specs--
http://www.atrieindia.com/products/xDSL/PDF/DB108Ethernet_ADSL_Modem_UM.pdf

I have a netgear 8port switch and a frontech 8 port switch

the problem is whenever i try to use the modem directly without a switch it begins a chain of reboots and this continues..it happens in both vista and xp and in both the lan slots in my motherboard.even if i plug it via netgear router same thing happens , but this does not happen using a frontech switch

help
 

A:Strange Issue--Help!!!

Your "modem" is a modem/router, FWIW.

If you connect through the switch, the network works? If so, and it doesn't connected directly to the modem, my guess would be a power/grounding issue between the devices.
 

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Hi,

Have just had the following appear as I was trying to click a picture that I personally uploaded in facebook. Any ideas why I would need to enter my router credentials just to view a picture in facebook?



I'm not a suspisious man but this seems like very untrustworthy behavior...

I've even logged out & back into facebook and the issue still occurs...

UPDATE: After closing down IE and trying to access the pic again, all is working as it should...Very strange indeed...


OS

A:Strange issue...IE8

This is why I never let any browser rememeber my router credentials, if it so happens that I need to make changes to port forwarding in NAT

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I am having a problem with Internet Explorer version 6.0. I am also using XP with SP2. There is a website that I cannot get to. I get a 404 message. But when I try from another computer for example at work I can get to the website just fine. I recently installed Hijack this and here is the log file
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:16:40 PM, on 04/30/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mqsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mqtgsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

You didn`t say which website it was that you couldn`t get to.

I have to say that your HJT log is a bit of a mess, and contains quite a lot of rubbish and spyware etc.

Go HERE and follow the instructions carefully. Print them out if you can.

Once you have done that go HERE for instructions on how to post your Hijackthis log.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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I have 4x2GB sticks of OCZ Gold DDR2-800 RAM, but for some reason, I'm not able to use all 4 sticks on my motherboard, despite the fact that the documentation clearly says that it supports 8 GB of RAM. I already ruled out bad RAM as I've used every combination of 2 of the 4 sticks of RAM with no issues, as well as in all 4 slots, but I can't have all 4 in at once. The computer will power on, but nothing will show up on the monitor. I even tried a couple of older 1 GB DDR2 sticks together with 2 of the OCZ sticks and that doesn't work either. Every combination of the 2 will allow me to boot up into Windows properly, but if I have all 4 sticks in at once, whether its 4x2GB or 2x2GB and 2x1GB, it doesn't. Does anyone have any idea as to why it's doing that? Not that it's THAT big a deal since 4 GB is enough RAM, but since I have the additional 4 GB, I would like to get some use out of it.

A:Strange RAM issue

Go at ur MB bios settings (chipshet setup) and enable the
Memory remapping option

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Hello Forum,
I have a windows Vista laptop that had a virus and needs formatting.

However when I start the install procedure through DOS it overheats and shuts down. However I do not have this issue in windows.

Also I have two odd issues in windows, one it wont read disks in windows but it will in DOS.

Also when I press the caps lock key I loose the keyboard and touchpad. So i need to restart.

I have ensured the BIOS, Motherboard and Keyoard drivers are all up to date.

Regards
Richard Baker

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Hi Richard and Welcome to TSF,

If we back up a bit to the reinstallation part. What makes you think it got overheated during the process? Does it just shut down or are you given any faultcodes etc?

What you should do is:
Make a proper backup.
Start the installation > Choose Custom install.
Remove all partitions available.
Mark the "Unallocated space" > New partition > Create.
Mark it > Format > Continue with installation.

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