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Several BSODs within short period of time

Q: Several BSODs within short period of time

Hello.

I encountered several BSODs within days of each other. I don't play games or download anything on my PC. I just use it for surfing the net and general usage (mostly Office). I also technically faced a blue screen just 2 days ago. I clicked on a folder and suddenly my monitor flickered and I saw a flash of blue before it went black.

I am using Windows 7 32 bit.

I am not very tech savvy so I would appreciate all the help I can get.

Attached are the minidump files.

Thank you very much.

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Preferred Solution: Several BSODs within short period of time

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Several BSODs within short period of time

Code:
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 24, {1904fb, fffff8800db97408, fffff8800db96c60, fffff880012ba9d7}

Probably caused by : Ntfs.sys ( Ntfs!NtfsTeardownStructures+77 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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As we can see a memory volume is corrupt somewhere, so lets see if we can track it down.

Can you try this please: Run Chkdsk /f /r to detect and resolve any file system structural corruption. You must restart the system before the disk scan begins on a system partition.

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Hello, recently my laptop (Dell Inspiron 6400, running WinXP Media Edition)'s been failing; it freezes anywhere from ten seconds to five minutes after I log in. I'm unable to install an antivirus because the laptop freezes during installation. Safe Mode seems to be, well, safer, although even so it has frozen.

I'm unable to install the antivirus (Kaspersky) in Safe Mode because Windows Installer is disabled, and none of the solutions I've found online seem to do the trick. And I suspect that even if i could get the installer to work, it'd freeze halfway through anyway.

I have no idea what's causing the freezing; it might not even be a virus at all. I've noticed that the laptop always freezes at the "Copying new files" stage of the Kaspersky installation, although whether that has something to do with my own timing or that procedure I can't guess. Also, the time that the computer did freeze in Safe Mode, I was attempting to rename a file.

The computer is completely frozen; Num Lock / Scroll Lock can't be activated/deactivated, the mouse doesn't move, etc. I can't even shut down without either pulling the plug out or holding onto the power button.
 

A:Laptop freezes after a short period of time

That model has been out for about three years? How long have you had your Inspiron 6400?

We need to know the configuration, including hard drive size, brand, free space, as well as memory installed.

It could be that the CPU cooling is too full of dust, hair, fiber, etc. to cool adequately... or that the hard drive is failing, or that you have inadequate memory. But it could simply be an infestation that needs to be cleaned out.

Have you tried re-enabling Windows Installer? Have you attempted to use MalwareBytes, SuperAntispyware, ComboFix, Windows Defender, Spy Sweeper, Spyware Doctor, or other top-flite spyware detectors and removers?
 

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Please help me with my BSOD issues. Here is what you asked for. Thanks in advance!

? OS - Windows 7 home premium 64 bit

?What was original installed OS on system? - brand new build, finished 2 days ago

? OEM version or full retail version? -full retail version

? Age of system - 3 days old

? Age of OS installation - 3 days

? CPU - intel core i7 920

? Video Card - ATI radeon hd 5750 (visiontek)

? MotherBoard - asus p6x58d premium

? Power Supply - corsair 750tx

A:BSOD after playing WOW for a short period of time

Any ideas or do I need to post this elsewhere? The system seems fine until playing WoW anywhere between 15-60 mins of play time...

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I have a home server running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on a PC with an Asus P5N-D motherboard. (nVidia 750i SLI chipset, nForce 10/100/1000 NIC)
We have around 10TB of hard drives connected to it and all are in RAID 1. (two 2TB+2TB arrays with Seagate Green drives and one 1TB+1TB array with Seagate 7200.12 drives)
Randomly, it will decide to slow down from gigabit to 100mbps. (My router shows gigabit as orange and 100mbps as green)
That's very unfortunate for us seeing as we transfer hundreds of gigs of data through it regularly.
If I unplug the cable from my router (Netgear N600 DR3700, DD-WRT v24-sp2 (02/17/11) st) and immediately reconnect it, it goes back to gigabit. (The light also switches from green, 100mbps, to orange, gigabit)

Here is a screenshot of my advanced network settings box.

And here are the settings I have selected:

Network Address: Not Present
Priority and VLAN: Priority Enabled
Speed/duplex settings: Auto Negotiation
VLAN ID: 1
EVERYTHING else is set to Disable

Under Power Management, "Allow .... turn off to save power" is unchecked.
Any help? I'd rather it stay in gigabit mode.
Thanks.

A:NIC slows its speed down after short period of time.

Hi YoMaMMa186, welcome to seven forums. Have you got the latest nvidia drivers for your board :- NVIDIA DRIVERS 15.57 WHQL If not try an update.

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My laptop is shutting down after a short period of time.  This started about two months after installing windows 10.   I checked my settings and they are what I want so resetting them probably won't help.  I saw an answer to this problem that read as follows:   What does "remove the tick from the box next to 'On resume, display log-on screen'." mean?   I don't see a box next to 'On resume, display log-on screen' with a tick. Open windows Control Panel, open Personalization, click the Screen Saver link in the bottom right and in the following window adjust the 'Wait' time to a more acceptable figure and remove the tick from the box next to 'On resume, display log-on screen'.  Click Apply, then Ok to save this setting. 

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My laptop is shutting down after a short period of time.  This started about two months after installing windows 10.   I checked my settings and they are what I want so resetting them probably won't help.  I saw an answer to this problem that read as follows:   What does "remove the tick from the box next to 'On resume, display log-on screen'." mean?   I don't see a box next to 'On resume, display log-on screen' with a tick. Open windows Control Panel, open Personalization, click the Screen Saver link in the bottom right and in the following window adjust the 'Wait' time to a more acceptable figure and remove the tick from the box next to 'On resume, display log-on screen'.  Click Apply, then Ok to save this setting. 

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I need some help very badly. I just bought a rebuilt computer and already I have had the computer lock up and prevent my keyboard or mouse from operating at some point in the session. I am just about ready to take this to another computer repair shop and tell them to go through the system with a fine tooth comb and fix all the remnant problems.
To make matters worse I cannot get the computer to boot if there is anything connected to the USB ports.

Here is a look at my computer's profile from running Belarc Advisor:

Computer Name: User1-1bac5d77e (in WORKGROUP)
Profile Date: Sunday, August 19, 2007 12:19:58 AM
Advisor Version: 7.2t

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600) VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8363
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
1.60 gigahertz AMD Athlon
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
64 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: 8363-686
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. 6.00 PG 03/27/2001
Drives Memory Modules c,d
30.74 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
26.88 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

COMBO IDE5216CO [CD-ROM drive]
Lite-On LTN483S 48x Max [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

Maxtor 6E030L0 [Hard drive] (30.75 GB) -- drive 0, s/n E125QXDE, rev NAR61590, SMART Status: Healthy 256 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'BANK_0' is Empty
Slot 'BANK_1' is Empty
Slot 'BANK_2' has 256 MB
Slot 'BANK_... Read more

A:Computer Locks Up After Short Period Of Time

And here is a HijackThis analysis...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:23:03 AM, on 8/19/2007
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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Speeditup Free\SearchDefender.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winamp.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.searchgateway.net/search
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://www.searchgateway.net/search
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://www.searchgateway.net/search...:000000;GFNT:0000FF;GIMP:0000FF;FORID:11&q=%s
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Search Defender] "C:\Program Files\Speeditup Free\SearchDefender.exe"
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910... Read more

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I'll cut to the chase - my computer is crashing, a lot. It seems to do it mostly when I am either 1) allowing it to idle and do nothing for more than a few seconds, or 2) performing medial tasks like writing in Word or something like that.

All of my info is attached in a zipped file.

I'm specifically focused on the three most recent crashes (Codes 3b, 24, and 1e) . There should be a lot more in there because my system seems to bug-check if I leave it idle for more than 20-30 seconds, but my computer wasn't creating .dmp files until I ran chkdsk with both options selected.

Let me know if you need any further info. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Several Different BSOD Errors - Short Time Period

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My computer will freeze for a short period of time. It happens constantly, and will happening when even if I am doing something simple like browsing chrome. Everything the computer does just stops, even my cursor. Then after about 5 minutes everything will go back to normal.

A:Computer freezes for a short period of time (Windows 10)

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
 

Please download MiniToolBox to your desktop.
 
Right-click on MiniToolBox.exe and select Run as Administrator.
 
You will see an image like the one below.
 

 
Click on the following checkboxes only:
 
• List last 10 Event Viewer log
• List Installed Programs
• List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
• List Minidump Files
 
Click on Go to start the scan.  Once it is finished highlight the text, then copy it and paste it in your topic.

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I have fairly new gateway computer with vista on it and my internet stops working when it either seems to get overloaded or for about 15 min and no one can seem to help so far and hoping someone can help. below is the info i think im supposed to post with a question.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:51:31 PM, on 12/1/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18828)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton 360\Engine\3.5.2.11\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Program Files\My Lockbox\flockbox.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\VS Revo Group\Revo Uninstaller\revouninstaller.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://homepage.gateway.com/rdr.aspx?b=ACG...d7818u&c=BBR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = PreserveR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsof... Read more

A:internet on vista works for a very short period of time

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand cor... Read more

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Hello,

It seems i have narrowed down my issue that I have been dealing with for it seems like months now. Well essentially my system will reboot anytime it sits for an extended period of time (about 15 to 20 Minutes). My computer will go into standby mode. I do have it set for my computer to never sleep but only my screens. I have followed the BSOD instructions and do and those to attach to this post. Here is the additional information regarding this problem...

Is Windows 7 . . .
- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? - x64
- the original installed OS on the system? Yes
- an OEM or full retail version?Full retail version
- What is the age of system (hardware)? Eh, varies video cards about a year old, memory and hardrives are about the same length of time. Chip is fairly new within a few months.
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) OS was freshly reinstalled on 11/17/2011.

All drivers for all pieces of hardware in my machine have had the newest drivers updated, including my video cards. I have also done the BIOS update for both of my video cards available from Palit. Oddly enough i can play Starcraft II for hours and no issue with rebooting... only when it sits for an extended period of time as mentioned earlier. Any ideas woul dbe great...

Thank You,
Josh

A:BSOD after computer sleeps for a short period of time, 0x00000116

Hello Nissan & welcome.

Analyses
Most of your dumps are including your Graphic Driver. So to really make a secure uninstall and get rid of the leftover files of the uninstallation from the Control Panel, we'll use some specific tools. The little guide below tells you what to do to uninstall and install your Nvidia-driver.

Tutorial

i) Find your driver here, save it to your desktop
ii) Download Driver sweeper, for the leftover files
iii) Uninstall your driver from the Control Panel
iv) While rebooting, go into safe-mode without internet (tip: plugout your LAN cable or disconnect wireless)
v) Run Driver Sweeper, click all the Nvidia components and analyse them
vi) Clean them all
vii) Head into Windows, without internet
viii) Install the Driver from the desktop

Summary

Code:
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+c3bae4 )
???????????????????????????????
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+c3bae4 )
???????????????????????????????
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+c3bae4 )
Fred.

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First of all, I'm running on Windows XP, service pack 2

Everytime I reboot, my internet browsers (firefox, avant browser, i.e.) stop working after a short period of time (usually between 15-20 minutes). The weird thing is that even though the internet browser stops working and starts to display a "Page Cannot Be Displayed" error, my AIM and torrent program still works and runs perfectly fine.

This is my HiJackThis log if you guys will please take the time to analyze it

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:58:01 PM, on 4/21/2007
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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WgaTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Avant Browser\avant.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.ex... Read more

A:My internet browser stops working after a short period of time

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My desktop computer recently got BSOD once. I thought it was nothing and so I restarted my PC. After around 10 minutes, it BSODed again. I restarted again and boom! After around 10-15 minutes, another BSOD appeared. What could be the problem? Did something I recently installed cause this?(MagicJack) Or other malfunctions? My computer is really weak and was busted several times before and It was loaded with games but I managed to uninstall almost all of them 2 weeks before it got the BSOD
SPECS
Pentium 4 3.00 ghz
nVidia GeForce 210
1 Gig ram
60 GIG of total harddrive space, around 36 Gig left
Asus P5KPL-AM-EPU(Motherboard)
Windows XP SP3
 

A:Computer always BSODs after a certain period of time

You left out one of the most important items. What is the exact make and model of your power supply?
 

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I have a very similar problem to this person, (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic160500.html) except I am running Windows XP home edition.
I downloaded a file I presumed would be safe, scanned it with Mcafee before opening it and unwittingly installed Total Secure 2009.
My computer then froze up so I had to restart. On restart, I managed to scan using Mcafee and Ad-aware, Mcafee found RemAdm-Generic (C:\windows\system32\LMInit.dll), Ad-aware found a few PuP's I removed.
I then restarted again, and a new account had been created "Admin" and I couldn't open the task manager on other accounts.
I tried to run MBAM, but after 3-4ish minutes the computer logged me out, then froze on the login screen.
Anyone help out? I don't like having to restart every 3-4 minutes

A:Task manager - disabled, computer freezes up after a short period of time, "VIRUS ALERT!" on the right of clock

First:Download ESET SysInspectorhttp://www.eset.com/download/sysinspector.php- Start program through the SysInspector.exeThe program will collect information about the situation on your machine.- When "inspector" is ready and log file - generated, select File> Save Log- Confirm their wishChoose to save the file somewhere and then upload on http://4storing.com/ (when you open the page, click on the Great Britain flag to open the page in English), then give me the link.

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Hi there.

I recently upgraded my computer to the following parts:
Intel i5 2500k
Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z Gen3
Corsair Vengeance 1866mhz DDR3 4GB x4
Asus GeForce 570 DirectCU II

Additionally, my old parts were reused:
Cooler Master M600 PSU
3x various 7200rpm hdds

I installed a fresh install of Win7 64x Ultimate, got all drivers in place (latest from Asus.com), then went to restart the pc by request from Windows Update.
As it shut down, I got an BSOD.

Started up the computer again, tried to run a game, BAM, BSOD.

Went on and tried to figure out why I got them, so I ended up doing a Prime95 test.
It lasted ~30 seconds before I got another BSOD.

Note that all 3 were different BSODs, as you can see in the screenshot following.

I have not touched anything that has to do with OC (yet), as I want to assure that all parts are working.

Here is a screen of voltages/temps from AI Suite II, CPU-Z, aswell the 3 BSOD dumps.
http://i.imgur.com/NxpLY.png

Please help me fix this!

A:Multiple BSODs in short time

Ran Prime95 again, stopped before anything happened, got the following right off the bat:

Test 1, 6500 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M12451841 using Pentium4 type-2 FFT length 640K, Pass1=640, Pass2=1K

Worker 1, 3 and 4 stopped right away, all giving this error:
FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4

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The last 2 days i have noticed that after around 30mins or so i can no longer open files/internet/pics etc

Nothing can be opened but window tabs can be minimized and have full use of mouse and keyboard.

I cant open task manage when this happens and only a restart works.
This can only be done manually via the reset button on base unit and not via Windows restart function.

Ive run full AV scan with MSE and came back clean.

Not installed any programs within this time, the only thing that i can think of updating was Firefox 2 days ago.

many thanks for any help

A:PC freezing after short period

If you created a System Restore point prior to updating Firefox, you could use that restore point to roll back your system.

If you don't already have it, and can get on the web (or otherwise place a downloaded installer on the problem computer), you should try a full scan with Malwarebytes after allowing it to update.

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hi there folks...
i recently aquired a throw away desktop from my girlfriends office..reinstalled windows...installed a bunch of my software...and pretty much just made it my owne...i was waiting on a code to activate windows when an itunes glic crashed my comp n network last night..it threw my date and time off and when i reset it..the 11 days i had left to obtain an activation code turned to zero...i tried moving my computers dateback in bios with no luck...i cant get into windows n i have no codes...ne help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!
thanks

A:30 day activation period cut short

When you try to boot XP a page should open with Let's Activate Windows at the top. There should be three options, Yes, let's activate Windows now over the Internet, Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to activate Windows, and you have already precluded the other option. Once you have a valid product code click on the option that you wish to use and it should prompt you through the process.

Where are you getting the product code from?

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I have just built computer with Asus motherboard with RAID. Operating system is Windows 98. When machine is left for a short while it goes onto screen saver but when left for a longer period it fails to respond, with cursor appearing in top left hand corner, and the only way to restart is to press reset button. Anyone any ideas please?
 

A:Machine crashes after short period of non-use

Sounds like you have it set to hibernate or go into standby, check your settings under power management in control panel.
 

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Please help! My Windows Vista Home Premium continuously freezes after a short period of not using it. It can vary from 30 minutes to an hour or two. I do not have screen savers and turning off monitors or hard disks on.

I've checked a couple of the forum threads here, and I noticed someone helped somebody else with a similar problem (Windows freezes in idle time). I did all the actions "usasma" suggested in his post, so hopefully I can get some much appreciated assistance.

I'm uploading these files that the user "usasma" said to upload, in hopes that someone can help me fix the issue. Oh and I am using a laptop, so upgrading the hardware would be difficult for me.

Thank you all very much!

A:Help! Vista freezes after a short period of idle!

I've tried to use the disk check, and virus scanners. I haven't had any luck finding any problems. I tried defragmenting, but the computer freezes before I can finish defragmenting.

Please help!

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I am running XP SP3 and use Firefox 2.0.0.15. I recently started losing my Internet connection (running a NetGear wireless PC card on my laptop) at random a few minutes after startup. Downloaded Windows Live OneCare trial version to sweep for viruses. Found a Trojan horse and deleted, along with some cookies. Problem persisted. Got a new wireless card...problem migrated from lost Internet connection to frozen system, freezing anywhere from 5 to 100 minutes after startup during Internet usage. I had downloaded a couple of plug-ins to Firefox but uninstalled them, thinking that was the problem. It froze again about 10 minutes ago. I have not been able to normally shut down the computer in a few days and it can't be good.

I have run CHKDSK and Defrag operations. The admin menu says my HD is "healthy" and these analytical tools haven't found anything wrong yet. I haven't found the tool that checks for physical defects. Should I do that?

My computer runs hot with the cooling fan running non-stop, so I think heat might be the problem, but it's been like this since I bought it four years ago and it's just acting up now. I'm about to purchase a notebook cooler, but I want to know if something else is the problem. My computer froze while I was writing this, so I installed my old wireless card and will see if that helps, but I'm not putting any money on it...it didn't change a thing and, in fact, the computer runs worse. My old wireless card was fine for a year straigh... Read more

A:Computer freezing after short period of use (5-60 minutes)

bumped...computer now has 512MB RAM (max for this model).

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I have been having this problem for about a year now where my computer hangs for a few seconds and then resumes. During the 'freeze', I can still move my mouse, but programs stall or won't open until the freeze is 'over'. If there is a media player playing, it'll freeze and loop the audio or just crash completely. When I'm listening to music, It'll stop and then resume after the freeze. The problem never leads to BSOD or anything, but it's getting pretty annoying.

I have run chkdsk several times and there were no errors and I'm sure all of my drivers are updated.

Anyone know what the problem may be?

A:Computer hangs for a short period and then resumes

I think its a small virus causing the problem. You can check online with many brands of antivirus to see what you might have.
The virus may be taking many resources from your computer so you have this issues or perhaps its part of the problems that the virus is supposed to do.
Also, I suggest you to make a backup of your files because you never know what these kind of problems will lead to
Tell us if you find a virus during your checks.

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I installed 10 on three machines and one has a mind of it's own when it comes to sleeping.  No matter how I set the power settings or screen savers if I get up and walk away from the machine it has gone into sleep mode when I come back.    In some respects it could be a useful thing, but since I'm not choosing for this to happen, it's a problem.

A:Windows 10 PC Going To Sleep After Short Period Of Inactivity

I installed 10 on three machines and one has a mind of it's own when it comes to sleeping.  No matter how I set the power settings or screen savers if I get up and walk away from the machine it has gone into sleep mode when I come back.    In some respects it could be a useful thing, but since I'm not choosing for this to happen, it's a problem.
I've discovered this issue predates Windows 10 and some online posters noticed something I have been able to verify in my situation.  It you restart, boot up, or wake from sleep with the power button the system doesn't go to sleep after a brief period of idling.  If you wake it from sleep with keyboard or mouse it does go to sleep.  I think better stated would be, it returns to sleep.  This discovery explains why at times I have thought the issue had somehow been resolved. Using the power button to wake up a system is an OK work around, but not ideal.

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Have only had my T480 for a few days and Constantly plagued by an issue with the trackpoint and it's buttons. After a random period ranging from 1 minute to 10 minutes, the trackpoint stops working entirely; the touchpad becomes extremely laggy. After about 30 seconds the touchpad is working correctly however the trackpoint and its buttons stop working all together. The only way I have found to solve it, is rebooting the system, however it happens after every reboot. On occasion the trackpoint will work after this, but for only a second before failing to work again. This appears to be random, maybe after 15 minutes of it failing, after forgetting it's broken and trying to use it. This is after updating the Touchpad and pointer drivers, ensuring im on the latest BIOS.However this exact same issue occurs on a Linux partition, which leads me to believe it's a hardware fault.Has anyone experienced this before?

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Model: Dell XPS 15 9560
Processor: Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz
RAM: 16Gb DDR4
GPU: GTX1050 (Intel HD630 Integrated)
OS: Windows 10

So this has been an issue with my PC pretty much since I got it back in September however has just recently gotten so bad that it can't be ignored. When running a large program such as Counter Strike or Rocket League the game will run fine at around 190fps/150fps respectively however shortly after will drop to an apparent '60fps' however it is extremely laggy and looks more like 10. This occasionally will fix itself for around a minute then break again. Recently though it will not fix and the whole computer system will lag until the application is closed. It will then take up to 5 minutes for the PC to run normally again.

At first I thought it was a thermal issue but have downloaded multiple PC monitoring programs and found this not to be the case. CPU and GPU sit at around 70C / 60C. I have reinstalled and updated drivers including the integrated graphics driver and have factory reset my PC 3 times. Nothing seems to work.
 

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This is an odd problem. This has been happening for a few days now and I'm at a bit of a loss about what the problem is exactly. It seems to have started after a recent Windows update, but I'm not sure exactly what specific element has screwed things up for me and it may have taken a bit of time for me to notice the problem due to the nature of it. I wouldn't know when to roll back my system to even if I was willing to try, and I'm not at this point.

If I leave Windows 10 alone for more than a few minutes, it freezes. This happens without fail and it's consistent. Any more than five minutes give or take a minute or two and it's frozen hard and requires a hard reset. Ctrl alt del doesn't work, alt tab doesn't work, nothing but the power button or the reset button on the case has any affect.

There is no error message, there is no spinning wheel mouse icon, the mouse pointer doesn't move. It's just frozen and no input does anything. The screen just has a still image of whatever was displaying when it happened and audio is also dead, no system sounds or anything. There was sound once, but it was when I had a game running and left it too long, and it was just that locked up audio buzzing sound. It's a hard lockup of my system and not just the video getting stuck.

It also doesn't matter if something is running. If I have a video or game running, it still happens. As long as I'm not actively inputting something with an input device such as the keyboard, mouse, or a gamepad it lo... Read more

A:Windows 10 hard freeze when Idle for a short period.

Hi, some thoughts and a possible temporary 'fix' to get you by for now.. while you research the many threads there are on sleep issues on the forum, and some questions that may help anyone looking at this.

First, have a look at this and see if it relates to your situation:
Solved Win 10 Unattended Sleep Timeout - Same as Vista, Win 7,8[.1] ? - Windows 10 Forums

If not fixed:
1. If you put your PC to sleep or into hibernation manually, can you resume successfully?
2. Have you tried a clean boot - what happens?
3. You can also use shellexview (freeware) to disable shell extensions (hide all MS items first, the disable the rest) and see what happens- should not need to restart to try.

Finally, to keep you going for now: try downloading and installing 'Don't Sleep' (freeware).
Running this may stop your PC going into this odd state.

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A couple of months ago, I had one of my graphics card 'die'/Code 43 on me (you can see the thread about it here: Could my graphics card have died?), and now my second graphics card has done the same thing - except I haven't had the same 'monitor not displaying' problems that I had with the first one.

I was playing Just Cause 2 at the time (it's not that power-hungry at all really), and it wasn't that long into the game when the graphics went funny and crashed/froze my computer.

[Force] restarting my computer, I was greeted with these lines (sorry for the slightly blurry image - the RAM was still counting up at the time of this picture btw):

I still had the Code 28 [under "3D Video Controller"] even after I installed the latest graphics driver [80% sure of it], and I still have it now.
However one thing has changed since the previous problem: I installed a 64-bit Windows 7 [Home Premium still] back in January (2011) - so perhaps that's why I didn't get a BSOD this time.
ps. I have never overclocked my cards, and I don't think I ever want to (too risky for my liking).

A:Probability of both graphics cards with probs within a short period?

It could certainly be the graphics card. I would check the monitor cables and stuff before just assuming though.

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Anyway, this is a brand new APU build. I've only had the computer for a few days now, anytime I try and play Dayz for example after a good amount of time it will just BSOD on me, after a restart and lets say you try and launch the game again, it will BSOD during the loading process. If you try and run lets say two games at once, it'll BSOD after a little while. I have a strong feeling it's a heat issue with the stock heatsink, and I have a 212 evo coming Monday, so I would hope that would be the cause but to make sure I rather ask some other people.
I know for a fact this stock heatsink isn't able to cool this chip, because you can check Core Temp, or Speecy, and the chip is at around 70C+ which of course you panic and kind of lay off of it for a little bit, a few days ago I actually believe it hit 93C before I shut the computer down. That's way too hot, so I do believe the majority of these BSOD are heat related, but it could be heat and driver related possibly as well?

Anyway here are my computer specifications as well...
Motherboard: GA-F2A85XM-D3H
Memory: 8GB (2x4GB) CORSAIR Vengeance 1600Mhz
CPU: AMD A8-6500 GFX Radeon 8570D
Hard drive: 320GB Seagate 7200RPM
PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W

Currently chip temp with just the internet browser open is literally 68C, I think these BSOD are heat related...What do you think? I am pretty certain, lol

I have included the ZIP of the dump files and such, as stated per sticky thread.

A:BSOD while playing any game for long/short period, STOP 0xA0000001

The dumps were caused by your APU graphics driver:
Code:
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BugCheck A0000001, {5, 0, 0, 0}

Probably caused by : atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+23c5c )
A0000001 is unique to AMD graphics.

atikmdag.sys | Driver Reference Table

Code:
fffff880`074f7738 fffff880`0485cc5c atikmdag+0x23c5c
fffff880`074f7778 fffff880`04870f77 atikmdag+0x37f77
fffff880`074f7778 fffff880`04870f77 atikmdag+0x37f77
fffff880`074f77e0 fffff880`0485ee80 atikmdag+0x25e80
fffff880`074f77f8 fffff880`0486eb99 atikmdag+0x35b99
fffff880`074f7828 fffff880`048b9af7 atikmdag+0x80af7
fffff880`074f7868 fffff880`048b9c39 atikmdag+0x80c39
fffff880`074f78a8 fffff880`048b9cf4 atikmdag+0x80cf4
fffff880`074f79a8 fffff880`048b9e15 atikmdag+0x80e15
fffff880`074f79d0 fffff880`048b9c24 atikmdag+0x80c24
fffff880`074f79f8 fffff880`048c190b atikmdag+0x8890b
fffff880`074f7a18 fffff880`048c1736 atikmdag+0x88736
fffff880`074f7a48 fffff880`048b70e8 atikmdag+0x7e0e8
fffff880`074f7a78 fffff880`0485e7f6 atikmdag+0x257f6

Code:
fffff880`04839000 fffff880`053ac000 atikmdag T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: atikmdag.sys
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PC specs

OS: Windows XP Pro 32Bit SP2
Motherboard: ASUS P5Q Pro
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
Memory: Corsair DDR2(PC2-6400) 400MHz (DDR 800) 2GB x2(4GB Total)
HDD: Western Digital 400GB(OS) 500GB(Storage) and 1TB(Storage)
Video Card: Gigabyte ATi Radeon HD 4850 512MB
Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 2233SW 22in
PSU: Corsair 750W TX-750W
Case: Thermaltake V9 Tower Black

Okay so i've had this new PC almost 1 month now I believe(Maybe a little less). Everything was going pretty well until a few days ago, it suddenly restarted after quickly flashing the Blue Screen(Way too fast to read).

Then after everytime I boot it restarts at random times giving the quick blue screen and restarting. Sometimes it restarts just before loading windows logon screen, then sometimes a few mins after windows has fully loaded. The max time i've had it running was probably 10-15 mins.

I've tried formatting it quite a few times only to have the exact same problem, nothing had changed hardware or software wise to cause anything like this. Also no POST beeps so that doesn't help.

I've found out that the HDD isn't the problem, i'm running it right now and it works fine. I've also tried installing on multiple HDD's and keep having the same problem, both IDE and SATA.

Before this, the PC was working very well, except for not being able to boot from disc, like WinXP for example. Yet I'm using the same DVD burner now in this older PC and it boots CDs and DVDs fine. :s


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A:Blue screen quickly flashes and restarts after short period of booting

First you need to stop the restarts so you can read the BSOD.

Turn off auto restart - right click my computer, properties, left click advanced, and in the startup and recovery section left click the settings button and uncheck the box 'automatically restart'... next time it will blue screen properly, then you make a note of the exact message and post it here.

Second, since the hd's use 2 different controllers, the mobo isn't a prime suspect (new you say?).

Check your temps and voltages during any period where it stays on for a bit.

Check that the cpu heatsink is secure (socket 775 stock units can be hard to seat).

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Hi,
I've got problematic Dell Inspiron 1564. Suspected bad video.
When turned on, screen is blank and beep codes are "long-short-short-pause-short-short".
I can't find info about this beep code. I've found that long-short-short is bad video but what about next two short beeps?
Hard drive activity looks normal after that and I guess system works fine except graphics.External video output doesn't work.

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Hello, and thank you soo much for helping!!

I'm running Windows Vista Ultimate Home Edition with unknown service pack addition. The machine is an inspiron 1720 and is about 1.5 years old.

The problem I am having is that my machine will freeze after about 15-20 minutes when it is left alone. If I am using it it runs fine. But say I leave and come back about 30 minutes later it will be completely frozen. I will have to hold the power off button to turn it off and then turn it back on.

Just today a problem appeared from the computer saying "A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly."

Description
A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Files that help describe the problem
WD-20090806-1559.dmp
sysdata.xml
Version.txt

View a temporary copy of these files
Warning: If a virus or other security threat caused the problem, opening a copy of the files could harm your computer.

Extra information about the problem
BCCode: 117
BCP1: 8514B510
BCP2: 8F80BFC0
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 00000000
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

That is what I could find from it. This problem has been on going for a few weeks. After the freezing problem started I ran into a nasty trojan horse, but through the help of Chemist on your forum, I was able to defeat the vir... Read more

A:Freezing After a period of time

Is it set to sleep or hibernate after a period of time?
It may be having trouble waking up.
I have mine set to monitor off after 15 mins and sleep set to never.
Try those settings and see if it is any better.
Right click the desktop|personalize|screen saver|change power settings|change when computer sleeps.

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My pc randomly reboots itself after a period of time. It usually happens when Im running about 3-4 IE browsers, AIM, and Outlook Express for a while. i thought it was my overclocked CPU that was the problem, so i disabled over heat turn-off in the BIOS. Could there be errors in my registry?

Athlon 2500+ XP overclocked to 3400+ (42 C at rest)
Abit NF7-S2 Motherboard
 

A:PC Reboots itself after being on for a period of time

That processor is seriously overclocked.

Overclocking reduces the lifespan of the hard ware and also overclocks the RAM and PCI bus, so have you tried not overclocking the system?

There is no point in turning off the overheating monitor in the BIOS if the processor isn't overheating, which it doesn't appear to be doing if its temperature is only 42 degrees.
 

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Hi all.

I am currently running Combofix on my laptop, however I am a bit worried about how long it is taking.

It at present only states:

Deleting Files/Folders:

"C:\Program Files\JavaCore\JavaCore.exe"
"C:\Program Files\JavaCore\UnInstall.exe"
"C:\Program Files\network monitor\netmon.exe"
"C:\WINDOWS\dobe~1\msdtc.exe"
"C:\WINDOWS\dobe~1\?dobe\"
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\msnav32.ax"
"C:\WINDOWS\system32\zxdnt3d.cfg"

It has been like this for 15 minutes, should I be worried?
 

A:Combofix Time Period

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Hello, I'm sure Shawn is aware of this setting, and I'm sure he'll eventually read this, and can link me to the post to how to do it =)

I have my computer set up to when it is idle after 5 minutes, it will turn the screen blank for 3 seconds then it will show the lock screen. Sometimes I'm at the computer desk busy doing something non-computer related, and all of a sudden I notice in the corner of my eye that the screen goes blank. I had the computer set up to whenever that happened I grab the mouse real quick and move it to come right back to whatever was showing on the screen before it goes to the lock screen. Reason why I want to catch it right in time is so I don't have to re-type the password at the lock screen. There is a setting somewhere that lets me do that. Where is it again?

A:Where Is That Few Second Time-Out Grace Period Again?

Hello pepanee,

This may be what you're after.

Lock Screen Timeout Period - Change in Windows 8

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I have a very idiotic problem in which i start the PC, play for 20 minutes and then the computer starts to load it self for no reason. The CPU usage is close to 98% so i can't play no more. Same thing if i restart the PC, it works like a charm for 20 minutes then it slow's down.

Any ideas?

A:PC slow's down a lot after a period of time

  
Quote: Originally Posted by NSRacer


I have a very idiotic problem in which i start the PC, play for 20 minutes and then the computer starts to load it self for no reason. The CPU usage is close to 98% so i can't play no more. Same thing if i restart the PC, it works like a charm for 20 minutes then it slow's down.

Any ideas?


How about we start with your system specs.

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I took spare hard drive I had and installed 8 on my Dell notebook. Everything went well all driver loaded and I have been playing with it for a couple of days now, I like it. The only problem I'm having is after hours, I never really timed it, my computer shuts down and I have to restart it. Was wondering if anyone else was having this issue. I don't use it on battery for the most part and leave it plugged in. I checked power management,everythng is set correctly.

A:windows 8 shut down on its own after a period of time

Hi, welcome to forums...
Have you installed Windows 8 correctly? Which beta you are using right now? Did you let the notebook plugged in most time, if that's the case, you need to troubleshoot the battery

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I recently assembled a new rig, meant for gaming. I've updated everything with the latest drivers and all. My problem is this: after a certain amount of time, be it in a game or on a web page, my computer reboots. I haven't been able to narrow down the reason or the culprit, but I was suspecting my video card and my hard drive.

- ATI Radeon HD 4870
- Seagate Barracuda 500GB (fw:3.AAK)
* The rest of my system's specs are in the CPUZ dump I've attached (I believed it was the best way to detail my hardware )

How did I narrow it down to those two? For starters, I have a hunch I don't have enough cooling equipment in my computer case. The thing is, I don't know "how much" is enough or too little. I also haven't found a utility that will show me the temps, besides the system BIOS, but I wanted something that would show me the temps when the parts are working full throttle. So, I believed it was the video card because of some odd glitches I see while playing Elder Scrolls 4 Oblivion. When some transparency shaders are shown in the game, the screen shows a diagonal tear going right across my screen from top right to bottom left, corner to corner. By tear, I mean a kind of misalignment. Another occasion where I've seen these glitches was while playing Crysis. I'd see the same diagonal tear, but also it would be accompanied by an odd, black, thick border on the bottom of my screen and the right side. Next to the borders there wer... Read more

A:New Heavy rig reboots after a period of time

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So I have a somewhat halfway decent computer on windows 8.1 intel core i3-2130 cpu 3.40 ghz with 6 gb of ram 64 bit system that has been a consistently good computer for doing the basics google searching youtube playing small games even able to run smite on lowest with decent frames per second and minimal lag but ever since yesterday this computer is trash

it started when even at the desktop it would take twice as long for everything to work like using the search bar or starting smite would all take longer even some instant things became 2 second things smite would lag like crazy and completely froze or crashed multiple times which is all completely new things to me it seemed to lag more oddly enough after using the text chat feature

these problems were hard to solve as even the desktop would freeze when i tried to get some of the newest computer updates i had to shut my computer down 20 times since yesterday which cant be healthy

after a bit i got stuck in the this pc needs to restart blue screen loop so i listened to a youtube video that told me how to stop it using command prompt it did it one more time still afterwards then went back to normal all ran fine so i played a game of smite halfway thru it lagged hard then crashed at the very end

the last software installed was minecraft a week ago we have no virus protection but the firewall is on but i tried to do a system recovery of the day before this started and it failed because something in the c drive called like ... Read more

A:My computer has become trash in a one day time period

sorry for no commas and bad structure i am desperate and didnt have the nerve to take my time during this post
 

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Is there any way that i can set my Windows XP x64 Version computer to lock itself out after 2 minutes or something?

A:Lock Windows after a period of time

greetings
will you explain a little more clearly what you want to do.. and please remove the link from your signiture.
thankyou

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firefox.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.


this message displays permanently after a period of time of using a browser and
then i'm forced to close the browser ......kindly help me.....thanks.

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Hello,

I have been getting these BSoD's for a while now, and I have tried to figure them out, but I can't seem to. It's normally a "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" or something along those lines. It generally happens when I try to play any intensive games. I have tried updating my drivers, or at least my graphic drivers.

My Specs:
Age: A year and a few months.
OS: Windows 7 Professional x64 (Service Pack 1 - Retail)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU q6700
GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 260
Sound Card: Creative Soundblaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty

I am unable to preform the 'perfmon /report' as it gives me this error:
The interface is unknown.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Multiple BSoD over a period of time.

There are two causes:

1. Your Death Adder mouse software driver is the main cause, please update its driver
Razer Drivers

2. sptd.sys, part of Deamon Tools and Alcohol 120%


   Information
Please remove any CD virtualization programs such as Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120%. They use a driver, found in your dmp, sptd.sys, that is notorious for causing BSODs. Use this SPTD uninstaller when you're done: DuplexSecure - Downloads
You can use MagicDisc as an alternative.


Code:
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1E, {ffffffffc0000047, fffff80002ac05fc, 0, fffff88004fae398}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\dadder.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for dadder.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for dadder.sys
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\sptd.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for sptd.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for sptd.sys
Probably caused by : dadder.sys ( dadder+6da... Read more

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My husband has windows 7. He wants to know how to have the computer power off after a certain amount of time has elapsed. I use windows xp and I know how to do it there but not in windows 7.
Thanks, Debbie
 

A:Solved: power off after a certain period of time

hiya, go to control panel>click on the view by in top right hand corner and select small icons from the drop down menu.then select power options and click on Change plan settings for the plan that is selected,
 

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My computer is set to automatically lock after 10 minutes of user idle. I want to run a task when I log on, but only if the machine has previously been idle for an hour. This is so the task only runs when I've actually been away from the computer, not just if it's timed out. Is this possible?

A:Run task on unlock after certain period of time

1. Have you tried task scheduler - create task -... triggers - new -begin .. - on WS unlock
Then once it is setup disable it. But you would have to enable it if you knew how long the machine would be unattended.
I did not see any option for the task to run only if idle for 1 hour though.

2. Or you could not use task scheduler - just set up a .bat file and run it manually as needed.
Welcome to the best Windows Forum on the Web!

I have a question, has anyone ever stumped the "panel" here at seven forums?
I wish I had joined here long ago!

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Hello everyone -

I would like to express my sincere thanks in advance to anyone who can help me out. I am completely baffled by an ongoing occurence and I hope that you can help me. I am running WIndows XP pro on a dell inspiron 8600 1.8 pentium M w/2 gig RAM and a built in ethernet card. Each day, at least once, some days as many as 5 or 6 times, I am suddenly unable to access the internet. The browser I am using is IE 6.0.2900 ( I also installed firefox and it cannot accesss the net either) and I have all the current XP service packs installed. The browser will not open any webpages and says basically that they cannot be found. If I reboot the computer, the problem goes away and I can access eveything again, sometimes I'm good for the whole day and sometimes I am off again in less than an hour. Now here is the really strange part. I am on a LAN with 15 other computers and mine is the only one this is happening to. In addition, when my tech guy runs the "ping" program, it shows my computer is actually connected to the internet, which explains why I am still able to send and receive emails without any problem! I have tried connecting via a pcmcia card and the built-in wireless card after I seemed to have lost my access to the internet, but the same thing happens with both of them. We are complelety stumped - can anyone shed any light on this?

Sincerely,

R. Patrick Sutton

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Hello, been a while. Here is my problem. I have a Dell XPS 7100 desktop PC running Windows 7 home premium that a bought from a family member. Everything has been fine for the last year until now. I would wake up in the morning and the computer would not wake up. The power light is on but nothing would get the screen to come on. I have to hold the power button down and force a restart. After the restart things seem to be fine until after it has been idle for a length of time then it freezes again. I have already changed the sleep settings to never and changed the USB port settings to stay active and not close to save power. Now the computer still freezes but I can see the desktop. Nothing works, mouse, keyboard, ctrl-alt-del, nothing. Any help would be appreciated. I thought it could be a video driver issue, but it freezes with the desktop open.

A:Screen freezes after a period of time.

Turn on Driver Verifier and see if that gets the system to crash instead of freeze. Then provide us the crashdump.

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Hi thanks for reading, I have a really weird problem with my PC, which I built myself at the end of last year.

It worked fine until, some months ago, when I was playing Call of Duty 4, the frame rate dropped drastically (I play it all High smoothly with an XFX 8600 GT). I thought it strange but expected it to stop in a few moments, but after a few seconds the whole computer shut off.

This had never happened before, so thinking it was some random error I switched it on, went off for awhile and when I came back it was off once more. I started it up again only to have it shut off by itself again after some booting.

Desperate, this repeated for a couple of times till I opened the casing cover, checked everything was connected, closed the casing and started it up. However, this time I had left my computer tower lying on the floor, instead of it standing straight up as it was previously. Strangely, it didn't shut off.

This works until now- a day ago I stood the tower straight up while it was on. It didn't turn off for a long time (about an hour or so) then it shut off. So now it's lying on the floor again.

Please help if you can! I have no idea what's happening...

I do have some other problems with my PC since I am a completely amateur to PC building and was rather surprised to find my rig works the first time after assembly, but I'm sure that they're not related to this. I'm thinking it's a cooling problem but I've no idea where t... Read more

A:Computer shuts down after a period of time

Hey there Beanbag

Yea it might be an overheating problem but its not to say.... your graphics card could be overheating or even the processor.... It could also be that your PSU is giving in....

Everest home Edition - good program to test your temperature and also gives you other valuable system information....

http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Everest-Home-Edition-Download-16369.html#download_locations

Spyder_1386
 

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