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Q: My laptop randomly switches off.

Whenever I'm playing high performance games my laptop switches itself off.

All the signs point to overheating, but I think it's something else. Firstly, I can switch my laptop off immediately after this happens with no obvious ill effects. My laptop actually has overheated before and I couldn't switch it on for a good 30 minutes afterwards.

Secondly, the switching off seems to happen somewhat randomly. On Saturday, my laptop switched itself off at least 5 times, however the next day, I played Team Fortress 2 for 3 hours straight without any problems, and my laptop was a fair bit hotter during the 3 hour session than it ever was during the LAN Party. Today it's switching off even more frequently, I can't even get 30 minutes of gaming in without this happening. Outside of high performance games, my laptop is perfectly fine.

;***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
ANALYSIS: 2008-05-05 20:56:54
PROTECTIONS: 1
MALWARE: 6
SUSPECTS: 0
;***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
PROTECTIONS
Description Version Active Updated
;===================================================================================================================================================================================
AVG 7.5.524 7.5.524 Yes Yes
;===================================================================================================================================================================================
MALWARE
Id Description Type Active Severity Disinfectable Disinfected Location
;===================================================================================================================================================================================
00145405 Cookie/RealMedia TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\tko4zv8c.default\sessionstore.js[.247realmedia.com/]
00145405 Cookie/RealMedia TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\tko4zv8c.default\sessionstore.js[.247realmedia.com/]
00145731 Cookie/Tribalfusion TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\tko4zv8c.default\sessionstore.js[.tribalfusion.com/]
00145731 Cookie/Tribalfusion TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\tko4zv8c.default\sessionstore.js[.tribalfusion.com/]
00145731 Cookie/Tribalfusion TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\tko4zv8c.default\sessionstore.js[.tribalfusion.com/]
00145731 Cookie/Tribalfusion TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\tko4zv8c.default\sessionstore.js[.tribalfusion.com/]
00167704 Cookie/Xiti TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
00168109 Cookie/Adtech TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\tko4zv8c.default\sessionstore.js[.adtech.de/]
00168109 Cookie/Adtech TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\tko4zv8c.default\sessionstore.js[.adtech.de/]
00170495 Cookie/PointRoll TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\tko4zv8c.default\sessionstore.js[.ads.pointroll.com/]
00170495 Cookie/PointRoll TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\tko4zv8c.default\sessionstore.js[.ads.pointroll.com/]
00170495 Cookie/PointRoll TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\tko4zv8c.default\sessionstore.js[.ads.pointroll.com/]
00170495 Cookie/PointRoll TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\tko4zv8c.default\sessionstore.js[.ads.pointroll.com/]
00170495 Cookie/PointRoll TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\tko4zv8c.default\sessionstore.js[.ads.pointroll.com/]
00170495 Cookie/PointRoll TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\tko4zv8c.default\sessionstore.js[.ads.pointroll.com/]
00170495 Cookie/PointRoll TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\tko4zv8c.default\sessionstore.js[.ads.pointroll.com/]
00262020 Cookie/Atwola TrackingCookie No 0 Yes No C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
;===================================================================================================================================================================================
SUSPECTS
Sent Location 3l
;===================================================================================================================================================================================
;===================================================================================================================================================================================
VULNERABILITIES
Id Severity Description 3l
;===================================================================================================================================================================================
;===================================================================================================================================================================================



Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Owner on 2008-05-05 21:07:02
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.


-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
87: 2008-05-05 20:07:16 UTC - RP205 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
86: 2008-05-05 20:03:10 UTC - RP204 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
85: 2008-05-05 17:48:11 UTC - RP203 - SPTD setup V1.55
84: 2008-05-05 13:19:04 UTC - RP202 - System Checkpoint
83: 2008-05-03 18:03:45 UTC - RP201 - System Checkpoint


-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-02-05 22:33:22 UTC - RP119 - Removed Realtek High Definition Audio Driver


Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

System Drive C: has 9.39 GiB (less than 15%) free.


-- HijackThis (run as Owner.exe) -----------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:08:37, on 05/05/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Compal\Wireless Select Switch\WLSS.exe
C:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL\sm56hlpr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced WindowsCare V2\Awcl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Games\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexStoreSvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Last.fm\LastFM.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Installers\dss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Trend Micro\HijackThis\Owner.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.shizmoo.com/
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [High Definition Audio Property Page Shortcut] HDAShCut.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAXPnP] C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMAX] "C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe" /tray
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RemoteControl] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LanguageShortcut] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\Language\Language.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WLSS] C:\Program Files\Compal\Wireless Select Switch\WLSS.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SMSERIAL] C:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL\sm56hlpr.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMediaCenter] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\NVMCTRAY.DLL,NvTaskbarInit
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [!AVG Anti-Spyware] "C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe" /minimized
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] "C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RTHDCPL] RTHDCPL.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Alcmtr] ALCMTR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Advanced WindowsCare V2 Personal] "C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced WindowsCare V2\Awcl.exe" /startup
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [BgMonitor_{79662E04-7C6C-4d9f-84C7-88D8A56B10AA}] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe"
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MsnMsgr] "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DAEMON Tools] "C:\Games\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe" -lang 1033
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'Default user')
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search & Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\PROGRA~1\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {20A60F0D-9AFA-4515-A0FD-83BD84642501} (Checkers Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary...r.cab56986.cab
O16 - DPF: {58172624-85DD-4482-9E64-02ADCA637E96} (shizmoo Class) - http://www.shizmoo.com/activex/web665.cab
O16 - DPF: {5C051655-FCD5-4969-9182-770EA5AA5565} (Solitaire Showdown Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary...n.cab56986.cab
O16 - DPF: {C3F79A2B-B9B4-4A66-B012-3EE46475B072} (MessengerStatsClient Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary...t.cab56907.cab
O16 - DPF: {F5A7706B-B9C0-4C89-A715-7A0C6B05DD48} (Minesweeper Flags Class) - http://messenger.zone.msn.com/binary...r.cab56986.cab
O16 - DPF: {F8C5C0F1-D884-43EB-A5A0-9E1C4A102FA8} (GoPetsWeb Control) - https://secure.gopetslive.com/dev/GoPetsWeb.cab
O23 - Service: AVG Anti-Spyware Guard - GRISOFT s.r.o. - C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\1050\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: NBService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
O23 - Service: NMIndexingService - Nero AG - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMIndexingService.exe
O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service (NVSvc) - NVIDIA Corporation - C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
O23 - Service: Cyberlink RichVideo Service(CRVS) (RichVideo) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\RichVideo.exe

--
End of file - 8020 bytes

-- File Associations -----------------------------------------------------------

All associations okay.


-- Drivers: 0-Boot, 1-System, 2-Auto, 3-Demand, 4-Disabled ---------------------

R3 enecir (ENE CIR Receiver) - c:\windows\system32\drivers\enecir.sys <Not Verified; ENE TECHNOLOGY INC.; ENE Consumer IR Driver for eHome>

S3 hSONYPVh - c:\docume~1\owner\locals~1\temp\hsonypvh.sys (file missing)


-- Services: 0-Boot, 1-System, 2-Auto, 3-Demand, 4-Disabled --------------------

R2 RichVideo (Cyberlink RichVideo Service(CRVS)) - "c:\program files\cyberlink\shared files\richvideo.exe" <Not Verified; ; RichVideo Module>

S3 NBService - c:\program files\nero\nero 7\nero backitup\nbservice.exe


-- Device Manager: Disabled ----------------------------------------------------

No disabled devices found.


-- Files created between 2008-04-05 and 2008-05-05 -----------------------------

2008-05-05 21:08:27 0 d-------- C:\Program Files\Trend Micro
2008-05-05 19:19:17 0 d-------- C:\WINDOWS\LastGood
2008-05-05 19:19:07 0 d-------- C:\Program Files\Panda Security
2008-05-03 16:20:16 0 d-------- C:\TV-Films
2008-04-30 18:40:34 0 d-------- C:\Program Files\Project64 1.6
2008-04-28 08:28:39 0 d-------- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Spybot - Search & Destroy
2008-04-19 20:23:40 0 d-------- C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\TrackMania


-- Find3M Report ---------------------------------------------------------------

2008-05-05 19:19:07 2459 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\mozver.dat
2008-05-05 19:11:58 0 d-------- C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\AVG7
2008-05-05 18:57:13 0 d-------- C:\Program Files\DivX
2008-05-05 18:19:20 0 d-------- C:\Program Files\Steam
2008-05-01 12:43:02 0 d-------- C:\Program Files\Last.fm
2008-04-19 01:13:49 0 d-------- C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\uTorrent
2008-04-06 22:44:56 0 d--h----- C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information
2008-04-05 00:09:04 0 d-------- C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\Winamp
2008-04-04 23:26:30 0 d-------- C:\Program Files\Windows Live
2008-03-25 23:02:34 0 d-------- C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\IObit
2008-03-25 23:00:09 0 d-------- C:\Program Files\IObit
2008-03-25 13:09:33 12247247 -----n--- C:\avg7qt.dat
2008-03-22 00:13:21 0 d-------- C:\Program Files\Free Download Manager
2008-03-14 17:02:08 0 d-------- C:\Program Files\UT2004
2008-03-05 14:18:23 0 d-------- C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe
2008-03-05 04:15:52 0 d-------- C:\Program Files\Java
2008-03-03 19:07:17 43520 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\CmdLineExt03.dll


-- Registry Dump ---------------------------------------------------------------

*Note* empty entries & legit default entries are not shown


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"High Definition Audio Property Page Shortcut"="HDAShCut.exe" [27/10/2004 15:21 C:\WINDOWS\system32\HdAShCut.exe]
"SoundMAXPnP"="C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe" [20/05/2005 02:11]
"SoundMAX"="C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smax4.exe" [07/09/2005 15:35]
"NeroFilterCheck"="C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NeroCheck.exe" [01/03/2007 15:57]
"RemoteControl"="C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe" [23/11/2006 15:10]
"LanguageShortcut"="C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\Language\Language.exe" [05/12/2006 22:55]
"WLSS"="C:\Program Files\Compal\Wireless Select Switch\WLSS.exe" [29/03/2007 14:00]
"SMSERIAL"="C:\Program Files\Motorola\SMSERIAL\sm56hlpr.exe" [22/11/2006 03:31]
"NvCplDaemon"="C:\WINDOWS\system32\NvCpl.dll" [26/06/2007 21:06]
"nwiz"="nwiz.exe" [26/06/2007 21:06 C:\WINDOWS\system32\nwiz.exe]
"NvMediaCenter"="C:\WINDOWS\system32\NVMCTRAY.DLL" [26/06/2007 21:06]
"!AVG Anti-Spyware"="C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe" [11/06/2007 10:25]
"AVG7_CC"="C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe" [15/04/2008 11:31]
"SunJavaUpdateSched"="C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe" [22/02/2008 05:25]
"WinampAgent"="C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe" [15/01/2008 23:54]
"RTHDCPL"="RTHDCPL.EXE" [13/06/2007 15:49 C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.exe]
"Alcmtr"="ALCMTR.EXE" [03/05/2005 19:43 C:\WINDOWS\Alcmtr.exe]
"Adobe Reader Speed Launcher"="C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe" [11/01/2008 23:16]
"Advanced WindowsCare V2 Personal"="C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced WindowsCare V2\Awcl.exe" [18/03/2008 13:09]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"BgMonitor_{79662E04-7C6C-4d9f-84C7-88D8A56B10AA}"="C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ahead\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe" [27/06/2007 19:03]
"MsnMsgr"="C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\MsnMsgr.exe" [18/10/2007 11:34]
"ctfmon.exe"="C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe" [28/02/2006 13:00]
"DAEMON Tools"="C:\Games\DAEMON Tools\daemon.exe" [18/09/2007 15:16]
"SpybotSD TeaTimer"="C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe" [28/01/2008 11:43]

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\
Microsoft Office.lnk - C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE [21/01/2000 09:15:54]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\explorer]
"LinkResolveIgnoreLinkInfo"=0 (0x0)
"NoResolveSearch"=1 (0x1)

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\explorer]
"LinkResolveIgnoreLinkInfo"=0 (0x0)

*Newly Created Service* - RKPAVPROC



-- Hosts -----------------------------------------------------------------------

127.0.0.1 www.007guard.com
127.0.0.1 007guard.com
127.0.0.1 008i.com
127.0.0.1 www.008k.com
127.0.0.1 008k.com
127.0.0.1 www.00hq.com
127.0.0.1 00hq.com
127.0.0.1 010402.com
127.0.0.1 www.032439.com
127.0.0.1 032439.com

8300 more entries in hosts file.


-- End of Deckard's System Scanner: finished at 2008-05-05 21:09:00 ------------


Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (build 2600) SP 2.0
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.20GHz
CPU 1: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.20GHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 60%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 1022.36 MiB / 406.29 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 2461.04 MiB / 1916.17 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1925.79 MiB

C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 111.79 GiB total, 9.39 GiB free.
D: is CDROM (No Media)
E: is CDROM (CDFS)

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - FUJITSU MHW2120BH - 111.79 GiB - 1 partition
\PARTITION0 (bootable) - Installable File System - 111.79 GiB - C:



-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

AUOptions is scheduled to auto-install.
Windows Internal Firewall is enabled.

FirstRunDisabled is set.

AV: AVG 7.5.524 v7.5.524 (Grisoft)

[HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"="%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe:*:enabled:@xpsp2res.dll,-22019"
"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Messenger"
"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\livecall.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\livecall.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Messenger (Phone)"

[HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List]
"%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe"="%windir%\\system32\\sessmgr.exe:*:enabled:@xpsp2res.dll,-22019"
"C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Ahead\\Nero Web\\SetupX.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\Ahead\\Nero Web\\SetupX.exe:*:Enabled:Nero ProductSetup"
"C:\\Documents and Settings\\Owner\\Local Settings\\Temp\\Nero Web\\SetupXu.exe"="C:\\Documents and Settings\\Owner\\Local Settings\\Temp\\Nero Web\\SetupXu.exe:*:Enabled:Nero ProductSetup"
"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE"="C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\OUTLOOK.EXE:*:Enabled:Microsoft Office Outlook"
"C:\\Program Files\\Grisoft\\AVG7\\avginet.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Grisoft\\AVG7\\avginet.exe:*:Enabled:avginet.exe"
"C:\\Program Files\\Grisoft\\AVG7\\avgamsvr.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Grisoft\\AVG7\\avgamsvr.exe:*:Enabled:avgamsvr.exe"
"C:\\Program Files\\Grisoft\\AVG7\\avgcc.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Grisoft\\AVG7\\avgcc.exe:*:Enabled:avgcc.exe"
"C:\\Program Files\\Messenger\\msmsgs.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Messenger\\msmsgs.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Messenger"
"C:\\Program Files\\NetMeeting\\conf.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\NetMeeting\\conf.exe:*:Enabled:Windows? NetMeeting?"
"C:\\Program Files\\uTorrent\\uTorrent.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\uTorrent\\uTorrent.exe:*:Enabled:?Torrent"
"C:\\Program Files\\Real\\RealPlayer\\realplay.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Real\\RealPlayer\\realplay.exe:*:Enabled:RealPlayer"
"C:\\Program Files\\Last.fm\\LastFM.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Last.fm\\LastFM.exe:*:Enabled:Last.fm"
"C:\\Installers\\bcdc699d\\BCDC++ 6.99d\\DCPlusPlus.exe"="C:\\Installers\\bcdc699d\\BCDC++ 6.99d\\DCPlusPlus.exe:*:Enabled:BCDC++"
"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps\\bakster10\\team fortress 2\\hl2.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps\\bakster10\\team fortress 2\\hl2.exe:*:Enabled:hl2"
"C:\\Program Files\\Electronic Arts\\Command & Conquer 3\\RetailExe\\1.9\\cnc3game.dat"="C:\\Program Files\\Electronic Arts\\Command & Conquer 3\\RetailExe\\1.9\\cnc3game.dat:*:Enabled:Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars"
"C:\\Program Files\\Skype\\Phone\\Skype.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Skype\\Phone\\Skype.exe:*:Enabled:Skype"
"C:\\Program Files\\Firefly Studios\\Stronghold\\Stronghold.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Firefly Studios\\Stronghold\\Stronghold.exe:*:Enabled:Stronghold"
"C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\dplaysvr.exe"="C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\dplaysvr.exe:*:Enabled:Microsoft DirectPlay Helper"
"C:\\Games\\UT2004\\System\\UT2004.exe"="C:\\Games\\UT2004\\System\\UT2004.exe:*:Enabled:UT2004"
"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps\\bakster10\\source sdk base\\hl2.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps\\bakster10\\source sdk base\\hl2.exe:*:Disabled:hl2"
"C:\\Program Files\\XChat2\\xchat.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\XChat2\\xchat.exe:*:Enabled:xchat"
"C:\\Program Files\\Cyanide\\GameCenter\\GameCenter.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Cyanide\\GameCenter\\GameCenter.exe:*:Enabled:GameCenter"
"C:\\Games\\BCDC++ 6.99d\\DCPlusPlus.exe"="C:\\Games\\BCDC++ 6.99d\\DCPlusPlus.exe:*:Enabled:BCDC++"
"C:\\Program Files\\JoWooD\\SpellForce\\SpellForce.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\JoWooD\\SpellForce\\SpellForce.exe:*:Enabled:SpellForce"
"C:\\Program Files\\Quake III Arena\\quake3.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Quake III Arena\\quake3.exe:*:Enabled:quake3"
"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\msnmsgr.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Messenger"
"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\livecall.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Windows Live\\Messenger\\livecall.exe:*:Enabled:Windows Live Messenger (Phone)"
"C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps\\common\\trackmania nations forever\\TmForever.exe"="C:\\Program Files\\Steam\\steamapps\\common\\trackmania nations forever\\TmForever.exe:*:Enabled:TmForever"


-- Environment Variables -------------------------------------------------------

ALLUSERSPROFILE=C:\Documents and Settings\All Users
APPDATA=C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data
CLIENTNAME=Console
CommonProgramFiles=C:\Program Files\Common Files
COMPUTERNAME=PC-37B1B2A37F6E
ComSpec=C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe
CYGWIN=tty
FP_NO_HOST_CHECK=NO
HOMEDRIVE=C:
HOMEPATH=\Documents and Settings\Owner
LOGONSERVER=\\PC-37B1B2A37F6E
NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS=2
OS=Windows_NT
Path=C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem
PATHEXT=.COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WSF;.WSH
PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE=x86
PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER=x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 10, GenuineIntel
PROCESSOR_LEVEL=6
PROCESSOR_REVISION=0f0a
ProgramFiles=C:\Program Files
PROMPT=$P$G
SESSIONNAME=Console
SystemDrive=C:
SystemRoot=C:\WINDOWS
TEMP=C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp
TMP=C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp
USERDOMAIN=PC-37B1B2A37F6E
USERNAME=Owner
USERPROFILE=C:\Documents and Settings\Owner
windir=C:\WINDOWS


-- User Profiles ---------------------------------------------------------------

Owner (admin)


-- Add/Remove Programs ---------------------------------------------------------

--> C:\Program Files\Nero\Nero 7\\nero\uninstall\UNNERO.exe /UNINSTALL
--> C:\WINDOWS\UNNeroBackItUp.exe /UNINSTALL
--> C:\WINDOWS\UNNeroMediaHome.exe /UNINSTALL
--> C:\WINDOWS\UNNeroShowTime.exe /UNINSTALL
--> C:\WINDOWS\UNNeroVision.exe /UNINSTALL
--> C:\WINDOWS\UNRecode.exe /UNINSTALL
--> rundll32.exe setupapi.dll,InstallHinfSection DefaultUninstall 132 C:\WINDOWS\INF\PCHealth.inf
3DMark06 --> RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{7F3AD00A-1819-4B15-BB7D-08B3586336D7}\setup.exe" -l0x9 -removeonly
Adobe Flash Player 9 ActiveX --> C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil9c.exe -uninstallUnlock
Adobe Flash Player Plugin --> C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\uninstall_plugin.exe
Adobe Reader 8.1.2 --> MsiExec.exe /I{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A81200000003}
Adobe Shockwave Player --> C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\SHOCKW~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\SHOCKW~1\Install.log
Advanced WindowsCare Personal --> "C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced WindowsCare V2\unins000.exe"
?Torrent --> "C:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe" /UNINSTALL
AVG 7.5 --> C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG7\setup.exe /UNINSTALL
AVG Anti-Rootkit Free --> C:\Program Files\GRISOFT\AVG Anti-Rootkit Free\Uninstall.exe
AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5 --> C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\Uninstall.exe
DivX Codec --> C:\Program Files\DivX\DivXCodecUninstall.exe /CODEC
DivX Web Player --> C:\Program Files\DivX\DivXWebPlayerUninstall.exe /PLUGIN
Frets On Fire --> "C:\Program Files\Frets on Fire\Uninstall.exe"
High Definition Audio Driver Package - KB888111 --> C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB888111WXPSP2$\spuninst\spuninst.exe
Hotfix for Windows Media Format 11 SDK (KB929399) --> "C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallKB929399$\spuninst\spuninst.exe"
Java(TM) 6 Update 3 --> MsiExec.exe /I{3248F0A8-6813-11D6-A77B-00B0D0160030}
Java(TM) 6 Update 5 --> MsiExec.exe /I{3248F0A8-6813-11D6-A77B-00B0D0160050}
Last.fm 1.5.0.24910 --> "C:\Program Files\Last.fm\unins000.exe"
Magic M4A to MP3 Converter 3.1 --> "C:\Program Files\Magic M4A to MP3 Converter\unins000.exe"
Microsoft Compression Client Pack 1.0 for Windows XP --> "C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallMSCompPackV1$\spuninst\spuninst.exe"
Microsoft Games for Windows - LIVE Redistributable --> MsiExec.exe /X{20DEB77C-21D6-4D22-BB47-233E47613D57}
Microsoft Kernel-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.5 --> "C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallWdf01005$\spuninst\spuninst.exe"
Microsoft Office 2000 SR-1 Professional --> MsiExec.exe /I{00010409-78E1-11D2-B60F-006097C998E7}
Microsoft Office Access MUI (English) 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{90120000-0015-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft Office Access Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{90120000-0117-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft Office Excel MUI (English) 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{90120000-0016-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft Office Outlook MUI (English) 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{90120000-001A-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft Office PowerPoint MUI (English) 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{90120000-0018-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft Office Professional Hybrid 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{91120000-0031-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft Office Proof (English) 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{90120000-001F-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft Office Proof (French) 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{90120000-001F-040C-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft Office Proof (Spanish) 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{90120000-001F-0C0A-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft Office Proofing (English) 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{90120000-002C-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft Office Publisher MUI (English) 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{90120000-0019-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft Office Shared MUI (English) 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{90120000-006E-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{90120000-0115-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft Office Word MUI (English) 2007 --> MsiExec.exe /X{90120000-001B-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Microsoft User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.0 --> "C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallWudf01000$\spuninst\spuninst.exe"
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable --> MsiExec.exe /X{A49F249F-0C91-497F-86DF-B2585E8E76B7}
Motorola SM56 Data Fax Modem --> rundll32.exe sm56co6a.dll,SM56UnInstaller
Mozilla Firefox (2.0.0.14) --> C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\uninstall\helper.exe
Nero 7 Essentials --> MsiExec.exe /X{A20A58C4-6784-4B4B-86CC-94E2E3671033}
Nero 7 Essentials --> MsiExec.exe /X{DB4C031D-B2F8-47F1-A274-59A8F3B61033}
neroxml --> MsiExec.exe /I{56C049BE-79E9-4502-BEA7-9754A3E60F9B}
NVIDIA Drivers --> C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvudisp.exe UninstallGUI
Panda ActiveScan 2.0 --> C:\Program Files\Panda Security\ActiveScan 2.0\as2uninst.exe
PowerDVD --> RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{6811CAA0-BF12-11D4-9EA1-0050BAE317E1}\Setup.exe" -uninstall
Project64 1.6 --> MsiExec.exe /X{9559F7CA-5E34-4237-A2D9-D856464AD727}
REALTEK GbE & FE Ethernet PCI-E NIC Driver --> RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{C9BED750-1211-4480-B1A5-718A3BE15525}\Setup.exe" -l0x9 -removeonly
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver --> RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F132AF7F-7BCA-4EDE-8A7C-958108FE7DBC}\Setup.exe" -l0x9 -removeonly
resident evil 4 --> RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{DFFCDB41-C2DA-47D6-96FF-03C05C0BEA22}\install.exe" -l0x9 -removeonly
Security Update for Excel 2007 (KB946974) --> msiexec /package {91120000-0031-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {85E83E2E-AF9B-439B-B4F9-EB9B7EF6A00E}
Security Update for Office 2007 (KB947801) --> msiexec /package {91120000-0031-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {02B5A17B-01BE-4BA6-95F1-1CBB46EBC76E}
Security Update for Outlook 2007 (KB946983) --> msiexec /package {91120000-0031-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {66B9496E-C0C3-4065-9868-85CCA92126C3}
Security Update for Visio 2007 (KB947590) --> msiexec /package {91120000-0031-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {6BAD036C-261F-4BEF-96CF-C20678D07A41}
Shizmoo Web Games --> C:\Program Files\shizmoo\webgames\uninstall.exe
SoundMAX --> RunDll32 C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F0A37341-D692-11D4-A984-009027EC0A9C}\setup.exe" -l0x9 -removeonly
SpeechRedist --> MsiExec.exe /X{8795CBED-55E2-4693-9F14-84EC446935BE}
Spybot - Search & Destroy --> "C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\unins000.exe"
Steam --> MsiExec.exe /X{048298C9-A4D3-490B-9FF9-AB023A9238F3}
System Requirements Lab --> C:\Program Files\SystemRequirementsLab\Uninstall.exe
Team Fortress 2 --> "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steam://uninstall/440
TrackMania Nations Forever --> "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steam://uninstall/11020
Unreal Tournament 2004 --> C:\Program Files\UT2004\System\Setup.exe uninstall "UT2004"
Update for Office 2007 (KB946691) --> msiexec /package {91120000-0031-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {A420F522-7395-4872-9882-C591B4B92278}
Update for Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (kb949037) --> msiexec /package {91120000-0031-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} /uninstall {B4F188C6-6DBF-42A5-A8A3-3086D1A384F2}
Winamp --> "C:\Program Files\Winamp\UninstWA.exe"
Windows Live installer --> MsiExec.exe /X{A7E4ECCA-4A8E-4258-8EC8-2DCCF5B11320}
Windows Live Messenger --> MsiExec.exe /X{508CE775-4BA4-4748-82DF-FE28DA9F03B0}
Windows Live OneCare safety scanner --> RunDll32.exe "C:\Program Files\Windows Live Safety Center\wlscCore.dll",UninstallFunction WLSC_SCANNER_PRODUCT
Windows Live Sign-in Assistant --> MsiExec.exe /I{AFA4E5FD-ED70-4D92-99D0-162FD56DC986}
Windows Media Format 11 runtime --> "C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallWMFDist11$\spuninst\spuninst.exe"
WinRAR archiver --> C:\Program Files\WinRAR\uninstall.exe
Wireless Select Switch --> C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\Driver\1050\INTEL3~1\IDriver.exe /M{065A7AFE-195D-4DFB-A4B2-A83842C0F79F}


-- Application Event Log -------------------------------------------------------

Event Record #/Type114 / Success
Event Submitted/Written: 05/05/2008 06:56:39 PM
Event ID/Source: 12001 / usnjsvc
Event Description:
The Messenger Sharing USN Journal Reader service started successfully.

Event Record #/Type102 / Success
Event Submitted/Written: 05/05/2008 06:52:45 PM
Event ID/Source: 12001 / usnjsvc
Event Description:
The Messenger Sharing USN Journal Reader service started successfully.

Event Record #/Type88 / Success
Event Submitted/Written: 05/05/2008 06:31:25 PM
Event ID/Source: 12001 / usnjsvc
Event Description:
The Messenger Sharing USN Journal Reader service started successfully.

Event Record #/Type69 / Success
Event Submitted/Written: 05/05/2008 04:04:18 PM
Event ID/Source: 12001 / usnjsvc
Event Description:
The Messenger Sharing USN Journal Reader service started successfully.

Event Record #/Type62 / Success
Event Submitted/Written: 05/05/2008 03:29:06 PM
Event ID/Source: 12001 / usnjsvc
Event Description:
The Messenger Sharing USN Journal Reader service started successfully.



-- Security Event Log ----------------------------------------------------------

No Errors/Warnings found.


-- System Event Log ------------------------------------------------------------

Event Record #/Type5291 / Warning
Event Submitted/Written: 05/05/2008 0953 PM
Event ID/Source: 1003 / Dhcp
Event Description:
Your computer was not able to renew its address from the network (from the
DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address 0016D4DCB3E9. The following
error occurred:
%%121.
Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from
the network address (DHCP) server.

Event Record #/Type5288 / Warning
Event Submitted/Written: 05/05/2008 08:39:24 PM
Event ID/Source: 1003 / Dhcp
Event Description:
Your computer was not able to renew its address from the network (from the
DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address 0016D4DCB3E9. The following
error occurred:
%%121.
Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from
the network address (DHCP) server.

Event Record #/Type5287 / Warning
Event Submitted/Written: 05/05/2008 08:38:20 PM
Event ID/Source: 1003 / Dhcp
Event Description:
Your computer was not able to renew its address from the network (from the
DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address 0016D4DCB3E9. The following
error occurred:
%%121.
Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from
the network address (DHCP) server.

Event Record #/Type5286 / Warning
Event Submitted/Written: 05/05/2008 08:36:14 PM
Event ID/Source: 1003 / Dhcp
Event Description:
Your computer was not able to renew its address from the network (from the
DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address 0016D4DCB3E9. The following
error occurred:
%%121.
Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from
the network address (DHCP) server.

Event Record #/Type5285 / Warning
Event Submitted/Written: 05/05/2008 08:32:03 PM
Event ID/Source: 1003 / Dhcp
Event Description:
Your computer was not able to renew its address from the network (from the
DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address 0016D4DCB3E9. The following
error occurred:
%%121.
Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from
the network address (DHCP) server.



-- End of Deckard's System Scanner: finished at 2008-05-05 21:09:00 ------------

RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: My laptop randomly switches off.

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: My laptop randomly switches off.

Welcome to TSF.

I would look into other possibilities of the random restarts. It doesn't look like a malware related issue. Have you ran a memory check yet? Google for memtest and use that tool to run a memory test.

There are probably malware that may cause this kind of issue, but I'm leaning more towards a hardware related issue. Try posting in the hardware board for more help.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 70

Hi,
My Dell Inspiron 15R 5520 laptop switches off at completely random times. I've given it for service 3 times and the frustating part is during their testing, it works completely fine so the repair guy can't figure out the problem.
After it switches off, it doesn't boot for a while and just gives black screen and a bunch off beeps. ( 7 of them at intervals)

I did a diagnostic and got a CPU fan error 2000-0511 Validation 130122.

Please let me know what is this issue and how to solve this. 
Regards,
Mandar. 

A:Laptop switches off randomly

Sounds like the CPU fan is not working -- leading to overheating and shutdown.  Start by replacing the fan:
<<www.parts-people.com/index.php?action=item&id=13933>>
<<www.parts-people.com/index.php?action=item&id=14456>>(the fan is different depending on whether the system has Intel or AMD video).
If that doesn't solve the problem, the mainboard is the next possible suspect.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 70

Starting about two weeks ago, my laptgop started randomly switching off while using it. Sometimes the screen goes haywire with random colors and lines before switchign off and sometimes the screen just goes dark. The laptop restarts iutself after two/three seconds but the screen remains dark and i either have to long press the power button to switch it off or remove the battery. Please assist with the problem. 

A:Laptop randomly switches off

Hi,Attempt to perform a hard reset to remove all the excess static using: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01684768after this step, i  recommend checking the wall outlet, the light on the charger port (ensure it isn't blinking), attempt to boot to bios using F10 while the pc is restarted, if the issue persists, contact HP on 1800-474-6836 in order to get a repair setup as you could be looking at a motherboard failure.




Although I work for HP Inc -The views and opinions I post here are of my own.If my post helped you out, give me the Thumbs up, i deserve #HPExpertDay

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Hello, my laptop started to become very slow so i ran an anti-malware scan and it says i have 11 infections (the log is at the bottom) the laptop freezes when and randomly switches off it won't let me acces google chrome or Microsoft word. Please help!

DDS files attched/posted

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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Jen at 17:13:11.89 on 31/03/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.19019
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.44.1033.18.2812.1534 [GMT 1:00]
.
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k Cognizance
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\File Sanitizer\HPFSService.exe
c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Drive Encryption\HpFkCrypt.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\windows\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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A:Laptop randomly switches off and won't let me use certain things without it freezing

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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This is the same laptop that was causing problems way back in October 2003 (http://forums.techguy.org/t175403.html). To summarize briefly, I got it working again by removing one of the two RAM chips which was kaput and later installing another. Recently, however, the same machine has begun misbehaving again -- it switches off randomly. This is not hibernation or standby; the only way to get it going is the reboot.

After searching the interweb for a solution, I figured the closest answer was probably overheating: the fan did seem to be on a lot of the time. We purchased a cooling pad which certainly put paid to any heat issues -- and made life a lot quieter -- but the laptop is still randomly shutting off.

It doesn't seem to be linked to memory load -- it will fail while it is just idling -- and there doesn't seem to be any pattern to the problem: it will go days without going belly up and then fail twice in 30 mintes.

It has a firewall, anti-spyware and is anti-virus protected so I'm pretty sure this is not mal-ware related. All the relevant Windoze XP updates have been done. I even increased the size of the partition to make sure it wasn't a pagefile problem.

My next likely candidate is faulty RAM: either the chip that survived 2003's accident has finally begun to lose it, or the replacement chip is on the slide.

Is this likely? Or does anyone else have any ideas?
 

A:Laptop switches off randomly (NOT heat-related)

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Hi. My keyboard stopped working out of the blue, and whenever I open the laptop it goes into tablet mode. Switching to laptop mode does not fix the keyboard issue. Any help?

A:Lenovo Yoga C930: Laptop switches modes randomly, sometimes thinks it's shut and just goes black!

Problem seems to have fixed itself, but I'm still worried.It's like something is making the laptop confused. Sometimes it doesn't know if it's in tablet mode, laptop mode, or closed. There's been times where the screen just shuts off, and I need to close and open the laptop again to get it to work. In fact, it was this that caused the issue in the first place.Is there anything that might be causing this system confusion?

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Hi,
Today when I switched on my computer it began to start up (barely staying on for five seconds) before switching off and repeating the whole process. It does stay on long enough for me to push either esc or f10 and go into computer set up. However i am not too sure what to configure and how and as soon as i exit out of it, my laptop starts the whole on/off process again.

I am not too sure about the specs of my laptop, only that it is an Hp and has windows xp.
Please, what can i do? I would be forever grateful if someone knows how I can fix this..
 

A:Laptop switches on, begins to start up, switches off then repeats process

If you can post the model of the HP laptop, we can learn more for you.
You should find the model information on a sticker on the bottom of the machine.

It sounds like ESC or f10 will take you to the BIOS configuration utility.
Have you tried f8? You may need to press repeatedly, or press and hold.
This will take you to the option to boot to Safe Mode.
If this is successful, let us know. If not, let us know.

Next... you obviously have internet access from another computer.
There are two utilities you should download and run.
These utilities will check for errors in 1) your memory and 2) your drive.
Since they run outside of windows, trying to run them will give us a good idea if it is a hardware issue, or if it is a problem with your OS. (the f8 question may leave this an open question, but this will help get a definite answer, in addition to trying to isolate hardware faults)

To Test Memory... Using Memtest Please follow this guide...

Please note that (unless you start getting errors reported) you will need to let this run a long time.
A good way of doing this is to let it run over night. In each 'pass" there are a series of eight memory tests that are run, each more complicated than the previous. We used to advise letting it run a minimum of 7 passes, unless you start getting errors. We now advise at least 10 full passes. If you have errors reported, you may want to re-run the test with only one stick of ram installed, checked each stick unt... Read more

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So I had this pc for a while now. and while i was playing a game it just randomly switched off and it tried to turn back on, but it wouldn't. it was just going on and off non-stop, like every second or so. Until i switched the psu switch off. after waiting for like 10-15 minutes i switched it back on and it was working like nothing happened. so after a short while i got back in my game. (cs-go) and in first round it switched off again. same thing.
so now i'm banned and i cant trust my PC.
any ideas what could cause this?
i'm monitoring all the temps. and they seem to stay as usual.

Need help. :/
 

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I have had an acer laptop for about 9 months now. Everything has been completely fine, apart from one recent problem. The computer randomly cuts out, it doesnt shut down, it just cuts out. It cant be a power problem because it would run on the battery (it works on the battery fine anyway). After it has randomly cut out, I reboot it, it goes through a windows disk checker thing, then finally runs windows. I have found that everytime it cuts out, on the event monitor on administerative tools, it runs a file bcm4sbxp. I have searched for this file on the net and I is apparently a driver that is for my network card but virus' can hide behind it. It should only appear in windows/system32/drivers, which it did but also in windows/lan. I deleted the windows/lan one, but that hasnt made a difference. I have found that it doesnt happen if I am not using the wired LAN. It is very annoying especially when I am doing somthing important and I cant imagine what it is doing to the hard drive. It is a hardware or software problem?, virus of some sort?. Any ideas anyone?

Here is a hijackthis log as well

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 02:52:49 PM, on 04/06/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5335.0005)
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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WIN... Read more

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I have had an acer laptop for about 9 months now. Everything has been completely fine, apart from one recent problem. The computer randomly cuts out, it doesnt shut down, it just cuts out. It cant be a power problem because it would run on the battery (it works on the battery fine anyway). After it has randomly cut out, I reboot it, it goes through a windows disk checker thing, then finally runs windows. I have found that everytime it cuts out, on the event monitor on administerative tools, it runs a file bcm4sbxp. I have searched for this file on the net and I is apparently a driver that is for my network card but virus' can hide behind it. It should only appear in windows/system32/drivers, which it did but also in windows/lan. I deleted the windows/lan one, but that hasnt made a difference. I have found that it doesnt happen if I am not using the wired LAN. It is very annoying especially when I am doing somthing important and I cant imagine what it is doing to the hard drive. It is a hardware or software problem?, virus of some sort?. Any ideas anyone?

Here is a hijackthis log as well

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 02:52:49 PM, on 04/06/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5335.0005)
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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WIN... Read more

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Hi, I hope I'm posting in the correct place..
I've just upgraded my comp and I now have:
Bought in the upgrade bundle:
Abit nf7
512 DDR
barton xp 2500+
cpu heatsink + fan
Already had:
gforce ti4600
case with 350W power supply
40 gig and 16 gig hardrive
dvd drive
cdrw drive
floppy disk

The problem I have is that my computer sometimes shuts down randomly and goes into, i think, standby mode....or maybe it's power saving mode. Only way i can turn it back on is to unplug it and wait for a bit.
At first I thought it only happened when I used cpu intensive programs. Championship Manager 4 uses 100% cpu usage all the time, and after a few minutes my pc shuts down.

Recently it had been doing it even when I wasn't doing anything on my pc, and resulted in some files being corrupted and having to reinstall winxp.
Any help appreciated.
 

A:PC switches off randomly

oh and my cpu temperature is around 52 celsius, and vcore 1.66 V
 

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I have had an acer laptop for about 9 months now. Everything has been completely fine, apart from one recent problem. The computer randomly cuts out, it doesnt shut down, it just cuts out. It cant be a power problem because it would run on the battery (it works on the battery fine anyway). After it has randomly cut out, I reboot it, it goes through a windows disk checker thing, then finally runs windows. I have found that everytime it cuts out, on the event monitor on administerative tools, it runs a file bcm4sbxp. I have searched for this file on the net and I is apparently a driver that is for my network card but virus' can hide behind it. It should only appear in windows/system32/drivers, which it did but also in windows/lan. I deleted the windows/lan one, but that hasnt made a difference. I have found that it doesnt happen if I am not using the wired LAN. It is very annoying especially when I am doing somthing important and I cant imagine what it is doing to the hard drive. It is a hardware or software problem?, virus of some sort?. Any ideas anyone?

Here is a hijackthis log as well

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 02:52:49 PM, on 04/06/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5335.0005)
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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WIN... Read more

A:Randomly switches off

Take a look here and see if you can get rid of it>>>

http://www.file.net/process/bcm4sbxp.sys.html
 

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my dad just bought an HP laptop with Vista Home and when he has 2 IE 8 browsers open when he trys to x one browser out it switches windows and closes the window he wanted to keep open. Why would it randomly switch and only when he is trying to close the window?

A:IE 8 randomly switches

IE8 isn't really that good. Try TAB browsing using IE8, it's much better than browsing using different windows.

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I have had an acer laptop for about 9 months now. Everything has been completely fine, apart from one recent problem. The computer randomly cuts out, it doesnt shut down, it just cuts out. It cant be a power problem because it would run on the battery (it works on the battery fine anyway). After it has randomly cut out, I reboot it, it goes through a windows disk checker thing, then finally runs windows. I have found that everytime it cuts out, on the event monitor on administerative tools, it runs a file bcm4sbxp. I have searched for this file on the net and I is apparently a driver that is for my network card but virus' can hide behind it. It should only appear in windows/system32/drivers, which it did but also in windows/lan. I deleted the windows/lan one, but that hasnt made a difference. I have found that it doesnt happen if I am not using the wired LAN. It is very annoying especially when I am doing somthing important and I cant imagine what it is doing to the hard drive. It is a hardware or software problem?, virus of some sort?. Any ideas anyone?

Here is a hijackthis log as well

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 02:52:49 PM, on 04/06/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5335.0005)
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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WIN... Read more

A:Randomly switches off

There is some malware present in the log. That could possibly be what is causing the problem.

* Click here to download the trial version of Ewido Security Suite.

Install Ewido.
During the installation, under "Additional Options" uncheck "Install background guard" and "Install scan via context menu".
Launch ewido.
It will prompt you to update click the OK button and it will go to the main screen.
On the left side of the main screen click update.
Click on Start and let it update.
DO NOT run a scan yet.

Restart your computer into Safe Mode now.
(Start tapping the F8 key at Startup, before the Windows logo screen).
Perform the following steps in Safe Mode:

* Run Ewido:
Click on scanner
Click Complete System Scan and the scan will begin.
During the scan it will prompt you to clean files, click OK.
When the scan is finished, look at the bottom of the screen and click the Save report button.
Save the report to your desktop.

Reboot.

Post a new Hijack This log and the results of the Ewido scan.
 

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Hello my problem is to me a bit of a headache! I recently purchased a LeadTek 8800GT 512mm due to a certain game that likes to melt PC's! Anyways heres the story;

I installed the 8800GT and almost immeditaly it would power off within in minutes, sometimes not getting past boot. I relieased my 400w PSU wasent going to cut it, so I bought a 600w PSU which is way past the recomended for a single GT. Again same issue, to be safe I totally uninstalled the drivers and updated to the lastest (169.09) and for about half hour it was fine. Went to setup my TV link and zooom, switched off. Same problem as before. Alittle bemused I unhooked all non-essentials and booted up, again same problem.

After examining the PC for about 45 angry minutes I noticed the pins that connect my SATA 160 where bent (i must of damaged it when moving it to slot the GFX in), so I did my best and refitted the cable, slotted everything back in, re-seated the GFX card and laid my PC on its side. 2 hours later and I'm smooth sailing, TV working (though not quite right) Loaded up Guitar Hero 3 on my PC, midway through Fire & Flames....zooom switched off again!

Now for the life of me I cannot understand whats happening - I have more then enough power, I've updated all my drivers, I replaced the PSU, check my RAM using memtest which shows its fine. My flatmate suggested that because the pins where damaged slightly on my main drive (the 160 contains XP) that it could be cutting out, but im n... Read more

A:PC Switches off randomly

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Hi guys. Would appreciate some help with this problem I've been having. First off, I'm using Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, AMD Athlon II X4 620 2.6Ghz, a 2-year old Powercolor Ati Radeon HD4870, an 8-year old Philips 107T CRT monitor, 4GB RAM, 600W power supply. I'm using a VGA-DVI adaptor to connect the monitor to the 4870 DVI port. Now, what's been happening is that sometimes my monitor would go off randomly. Can't reproduce the problem if I try.

Another problem which I'm not sure if it's related is that sometimes when I boot up the computer, 8 beeps are heard, and nothing displays on the monitor. I'm able to get it to display by switching off and on the system, sometimes a few times. I just re-installed Windows, got the latest updates for the graphics drivers, and I thought everything would be fine. But my monitor froze when I was surfing, and when I reset the system, the problem happened again.

Could someone kindly suggest whether it's a power supply problem, or is my card failing? Thanks in advance.

A:Monitor switches off randomly

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I have just put an asus p775 motherboard and i5 processor into my PC, reinstalled all components with no issue, PC rebooted fine back into OS (Windows 7), after anything between 10 mins and half hour the PC just switches itself off, any thought would be welcome
 

A:New i5 upgrade, PC randomly switches off

Is your CPU temperature running high?...Is the heatsink properly connected?...
 

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My computer decides to shut down randomly, mainly when the computer has a heavy load but sometimes does it when i'm not doing anything. I have tried many things to fix it but nothing seems to work. Temperatures sit at stable rates. CPU usually at around 35-40C and video card around 50-55C. Any ideas?

A:Computer Randomly Switches Off

Hi please post the make and model of your computer or if a custom build the make and model of
Motherboard
cpu
gpu
ram
power supply

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I have dsl service through ATT. When I tried to access ESPN360 about a week ago, I could not log in to ESPN360. In trying to resolve the problem with ESPN & ATT tech support, I learned that my IP had been switched to one starting with 99 instead of 76. I was able to reset my computer to a 76 IP. Now I am seeing my IP address being randomly reset to 99.x.x.x. Besides being annoying, is this a problem and how do I stop it?
 

A:IP address randomly switches to 99.x.x.x

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My computer decides to shut down randomly, mainly when the computer has a heavy load but sometimes does it when i'm not doing anything. I have tried many things to fix it but nothing seems to work. Temperatures sit at stable rates. CPU usually at around 35-40C and video card around 50-55C. Any ideas?

? Windows 7
? x64 ?
? Pre-installed OS
? Age of Hardware: 2012
? Age of OS installation: 2012

? Intel i5-3470 3.2ghz
? AMD Radeon HD 7700
? Gigabyte GA-H77M-D3H
? CoolerMaster 700W Extreme Plus

A:Computer Randomly Switches Off

Hello,

Boot the PC into the BIOS and post the temp and voltage readings.

Install HWMonitor and post a screenshot of the program at idle and while under load.

System shutdowns can usually be attributed to heat or power problems.

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I had upgraded my system from a GTX 420 (OEM) to a GTX 460 last month, I had problems with my sound but I reinstalled windows and everything was working fine until I tried to run the game magicka it crashed and terrible things happened my computer rebooted a few times. I restored my computer to a previous date everything seemed to be working fine but then while playing another game (TF2) it switched off but all the fans and lights where still on. It has done this a few times now with just internet browsing and other non intensive things.

A:My computer randomly switches off, no BSOD.

It was a pre-built Packard bell ixtreme I5726 UK

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Windows 7 Professional x64
Asus Sonar DX
Gigabyte X58A-UD5
Corsair HX Series 850W Modular Power Supply
Intel Core i7 950 3.06Ghz
MSI GTX 460 Cyclone Overclocked Edition 1GB SLI
G.Skill Ripjaw 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz 8-8-8-24

The card is inserted in the second PCI Express x1 slot:

The absolutely annoying problem is that the card stops working randomly. The usual relay switch sound can be heard (the click) and then only a restart can turn it on:





Quote:
The clicks are not directly related to the power supply; they come from the relays that are used to disconnect the card from its outputs jacks to prevent pops in the speakers when powering on the computer. (There are also relays for switching to the front panel and for switching between the line-in and mic-in functions, but they sound of those is probably masked by your mouse's clicking.)


I tested the card on another machine, where it was working just fine, but when I moved it back to my machine 15 seconds after I played online radio it switched off

The computer is not even under heavy load, so it doesn't matter if I play heavy games or just browse the internet.

The floppy cable is properly connected and the power supply is more than powerful to feed it.

The weirdest part is that this same card worked just fine for like a full year and during that time no hardware changes have been made. It just started switching off like 2 weeks ago for no apparent reason.

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A:Asus Xonar DX Switches OFF Randomly

Do a search for this card. I see many posts with the same or similar problems.

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Today while typing in notepad, the keyboard suddenly switched from Dvorak keyboard layout to Qwerty. Yesterday Opera did it. Before Opera did it, Open Office did it. When I close the offending program Dvorak is restored.

I am NOT using the language bar and do not have qwerty set as a default layout, Only dvorak.

Is anybody else having this problem and/or know how to prevent it?

A:win 7 64bit RC randomly switches from Dvorak to Qwerty

Try using ctrl-shift. If that causes your keyboard to switch that might be your culprit, not capricious randomness.

I use Qwerty and Dvorak key layouts and this switches between them. Tried to configure with the Regionalization control panel and that doesn't seem to remap this keystroke. It's definitely inconvenient for spreadsheet users.

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Hi all

This isnt an ongoing problem but since ive bought my computer at launch, every month or so, it will randomly switch off, and wont switch back on until ive unplugged the power supply for a couple of minutes then plugged it back in, then it will switch back on and work fine.

Is my power supply failing me? or is it being overloaded or is it another problem
 

A:Computer Sometimes Switches Off Randomly, Power Supply?

Chances are it is your power supply if it is turning itself off like that, try using a different kettle lead. If that doesn't work, I would replace the power supply unit, it shouldn't be that expensive. Are you getting any error codes before or after the system failure?

EDIT: Saying that, I have seen problems like this before simply from to much dust build up inside the system, causing it to overheat and shut itself down.
 

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Y720 GPU switches randomly iGPU for split second and causes frame rate drop.More exactly since yesterday I was experiencing frame drops in one particular game it was late at night and I tought its windows 10 at it whit updates and stuff.Today I investigated and it turns out that my gtx 1060 core usage drops to 20%ish and iGpu spikes up from ~15 to 60, 70% as if the main gpu crashes and and everything falls on the iGpu.I downgraded from latest intel drivers and geforce to the ones from lenovo but.....to no avail but I noticed every game has an improvement in FPS with 5-10 fps.Everything is set to maxim performance, laptop is plugged in.While using the laptop with an external display there are no fps drops, iGPU stays at 0% usage and performance in games is improved again.Also I dont have DSR factors option in nvidia controll panel( this is supported by pascal laptops)I tried reinstalling buth drivers with DDU.All I did was to install avg tuneup utilities and debugging some slow windows startup before noticing the frame rate drop.Theres nothing else happenieverythg the frame drop, ram cpu disk temp  voltage everything stays constant altough gpu power usage fluctuates from 75W to 60w, but constantly.Tried overclocking undervolting...nothing. 

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I have a HP 6735s laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit.

I generally have either the 'HP Optimized' or a 'Custom Plan' selected as my power option. However, for reasons unknown, the power option on the laptop changes to 'High Performance' randomly.

Some points to note:
- This happens if laptop is plugged in or on battery
- This happens if laptop is on stable or unstable surface
- This happens if i'm watching a film or if i'm running nothing at all
- I've ensured my drivers are up-to-date
- This happens across more than one user profile
- This also happens if just starting up the laptop or if it's been on for a while

...and the odd point:
- This occurs in what appears to be a sequence, i.e. the laptop will be on my chosen plan for a period of time then it will change to High Performance, after say 10 seconds it switches back to my chosen plan for 5 seconds then again back to high performance. This repeats three times but will then not happen again for 20-30 minutes where the same sequence repeats.

I've read that it may be an issue with internal wires getting caught up, however if this was the case, i wouldn't have thought the sequence would occur as described above.

If anyone knows why this is happening PLEASE let me know as it's driving me mad!



Many thanks in advance,
Matt

A:Vista Power Option Switches Randomly

Anyone even fancy a wild guess?

I'll take any suggestions right now!

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When reading a website, it will switch to another site.  Most recently, it was to this one:
 
http://download.driversupport.com/lp/asy/altlp2?tid=AS_altlp2_15326_47024_4905&utm_source=AS&utm_medium=placement_47024&utm_content=site_4905&utm_campaign=campaign_15326&subid=9117ac19-c5dd-4ac0-a86a-2263d73f4dc3
 
I've run Malware Bytes, adwcleaner, Rogue Killer.  Is it an infection or just adware?  Is there a way to stop it?
 
Thanks! 
 
 

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I have recently begun experiencing this problem after updating to Windows 8.1 (although I'm not sure that it's directly related to the update).  I see that similar questions have been asked on other forums, but I see none for 8.1.
The best way to describe the problem is this: while using a particular window (such as a browser window or word processor window), the window will randomly become inactive. Sometimes it will switch back to being active automatically, other times I have to manually click back into the window to use it again.  This is especially frustrating when trying to type or use drop-down menus.  As I type this question I am constantly clicking back into the browser window to keep it active.  The problem appears not to be specific to any particular program or internet browser, but occurs for any window that I happen to be using. 
I don't know if this is relevant, but the activity of one particular background process appears to correlate with the timing of the problem. The process, "HPConnectedRemoteService", is continually appearing and disappearing from the Task Manager. It appears, increases gradually to about 20% CPU, then disappears.  Any given active window will become inactive when "HPConnectedRemoteService" reaches about 20% CPU. Again, I do not know for sure if this process is involved with the problem though. Attached are several screenshots of the processes running, in case they can aid in solving this.
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A:Active Window/Program Switches Randomly Without User Prompt (Windows 8.1)

Welcome,
What is your security software? Is it current and have you run any scans?
Keep us posted

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While viewing either YouTube or Netflix videos, the screen will randomly switch back to my desktop while the video still is playing.  This happens maybe every 10 minutes or so.  Trying to get the video back on screen sometimes is difficult or will not work yet the audio and video is still playing in the background.  I tried adjusting the sleep timer for the screen, but it didn't help.  Any suggestions?Thanks,Steve

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I have an IBM T41 running XP Pro. the problem is that if I knock the laptop or try to move it the screen switches off. I can't seem to identify the problem, here's a list of symptoms.
When the laptop hs only just been turned on and is cold no amount of movement or twisting of the frame will cause the problem to appear. It's only after the laptop has been on for about 20 mins that the screen will turn off.
When the screen does go off the laptop does continue to function ie. if I'm playing music it will continue to play and the keyboard still seems to function. Although when the screen first goes off the music will stutter like a scratched record, maybe about 20 times and then continues to play.
Sometimes the laptop will reboot itself, but not always.
When the laptop comes back on it says windows detected an error with the video device driver which has gone into a loop. The error code is STOP 0*000000EA THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER (Q293078)
I've removed the RAM, battery, keyboard, DVD drive and hard disk but the problem is the same even when I'm on the select boot device screen.
If I keeps the laptop on a firm surface it work no problem.

Does anyone have any ideas at which part of the laptop I should be looking at. I'm going to take the laptop completely to pieces and put it back together again to make sure nothing is loose. Other than that, I haven't got a clue.

Cheers, Mark
 

A:Laptop screen switches off when I move laptop

I forgot to add
I've also tried connecting an external monitor to the laptop to see if this one stays on but it goes off at the same time as the laptop screen.

Cheers Mark
 

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i've had this packard bell laptop for a couple of years, but recently i've noticed it switches itself after pre-longed use of the cpu e.g. scanning for virus's, basically anytime the cpu runs at 100% for a little while...overheating it, it seems.

does anyone have any ideas how i can stop this? maybe 'under' clocking it? its a 2.80 Celeron
 

A:laptop switches itself off...

Is the fan spinning on the back? Does the bios have a temp setting you can check?
 

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My laptop switches itself off when I am not there, it is not the screensaver, I dont know how long it takes to do this as I have never been there when it does it. I have to reboot on my return. Another thing that is bugging me is this box on the bottom left of my screen 'cookie and data user consent how can I get rid of it.

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Hi I have a problem with my laptop its running XP and when I do any video CD/DVD Burning playing games from a CD after a while the Computer just shuts down by switching off Black screen Dead and if I try to boot up straight away it just turns off again have to let the PC cool down before I can boot it up to work on it again can any one help I think this could be a software issue so have posted it there too any ideas?

Thanks
 

A:Laptop switches off

I'd say it's overheating. I'd blow it out with compressed air, or a good hair drier. You may need to get a notebook cooling pad for it.
 

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Hi Y'all,
Been doing a bit of research on how I can remotely shut down or disable my Laptop computer if it gets stolen or something else happens (kinda like what a de-mobiliser in a car does). My search led me to the term 'Kill Switch' which happens to be a means of remotely disabling a computer if it gets stolen or happens to be in certain pre-defined undesirable conditions/situations. I'm thinking, just how can I use this on my laptop? Could there be other means of remotely disabling my computer if I want to? Any help on answering these questions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Pals...

A:Kill Switches. How Can I Use This On My Laptop?

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Hello Everybody, I have a two-year old HP split x2 laptop which keeps crashing out every 30 minutes which is very unsatisfactory. It's most unsatisfactory.... Can anyone help? Many thanks!

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There is still battery remains but it simply switches itself off. I tried to run the hard disk and battery tests on the initial hp screen. Seems ok.  Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

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I bought my dell laptop in 2015 september and today it suddenly switched off when moved and when i tried to restart then it took a while and then when i moved it again it switched off. I started it again and it went on well until i tried to move it again and switchedd off. How to resilve this problem as i have lots of work with ky laptop.
Thank you in advance

A:Laptop switches off when moved

Hi Abhi94
The issue could relate to a few factors.
1. A loose battery connection to the motherboard.2. The battery housing gone loose. Or3. Power adapter port fault.
To understand the source you will need to look through the following details,
1. Is there any damage on the machine or the adapter? 2. Are you using the original Dell adapter? 3. Please check the status of adapter in BIOS and verify it charges the battery. Check if wiggling the adapter cable changes the status in BIOS. Attempt this while ensuring adapter is not disconnected.4. Please check on the battery health status in BIOS. 5. Please run the onboard diagnostics to understand if there is any failure. Press and hold Fn key and power up the machine.
Try reseating the connection of the battery and try a known working adapter. Please provide the exact system model or click on my User name and private message the service tag along with your contact details. I will be able to provide more related information based on the system model.
If the machine is out of warranty, you may obtain help at http://dell.to/2r7MQXN.
 
Thanks and regards,
Siba Prasad
Dell Social Media Professional
#IWork4Dell

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Hi,
I have a laptop which is relatively new ( maybe one year old ) and recently and without any warning whatsoever it switched off completely. I havent lost any data yet but I'm worried that I will very soon. It has been happening almost once a day now. Any ideas as to what the problem could be??

Regards

Chris
 

A:Laptop switches off unexpectedly

Some things to check.
1 Your temps. Check your temps in the bios and post.
2 Does it do this in safe mode?
3 Does it do this when running on AC pw; both with battery installed and pulled?
 

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After a windows update yesterday, closing the lid or manually selecting sleep causes the laptop to switch off instead. I'm not sure this is the right place for this but any help would be much appreciated!













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A:Laptop switches off instead of going to sleep

I suggest going into Programs and Features and removing that specifc Windows Update. Hopefully, that will return normal expected result of closing thew lid or manually selecting sleep.

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Hello

Sorry I know very little about computers but I have a Hp G61 Laptop with Windows 7

My battery is dead(had it for 3 years at this stage nearly) but as I am flat broke at the minute what I have been doing is just ignoring the battery and just keeping the laptop connected to the charger (a replacement charger I got, model number PA-1900-05)

There was no problem until last night when the labtop suddenly shut down. I am not sure what the issue is, also when i tested it by taking out the battery the laptop shut down straight away.

The laptop seems to work ok so long as the labtop is on a table but I am not sure how long this will last.
Thanks
 

A:Laptop switches off suddenly

the laptop should only be used on a hard flat surface

it sounds like a heat problem
 

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HiAs soon as i start my laptop it swites off immediately within 2-3 secondsI tried updating the BioS version earlier also

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system windows vista laptop system repair failing on start up safe mode will not start up
any ideas ??
 

A:laptop switches off at start up

If there's nothing on the laptop you need saved I would run the System Recovery to restore the laptop back to the factory image. If you have or have made the Acer Recovery Discs then you can run those otherwise you can try running the recovery from the hard drive by pressing ALT and F10 during the Acer splash screen.
 

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hi everyone

im having a problem when i play starcraft 2 beta or other high graphic programs the laptop just shuts down, I have bought a laptop cooler to try and fix it but it still does it but its a while later then without (i manage to play a game before it switches off) i also have command and conquer 4 which has the same problem. i know the cooler is working because i have felt the bottom of the laptop and it is cool while on the cooler and it is new too so it doesn't have dust in it. my laptop is vista sp1 with nvidia graphics and intel centrino i have 51 GB of space on my hard drive. also when i am going anything else (eg. surfing the web) it is ok.

thanks in advance

A:laptop switches off suddenly

Could you please post the temps Speedfan reports after heavy usage?

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hi,

Could anyone explain the difference between domain (controller)switches and full fabric switches? (or direct me to a page/site which would do the job)

Tks
 

A:domain switches vs full fabric switches

Depends on what context you're talking about. Your statement is a bit "Apples and Gorillas" The two really aren't related to each other.
 

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My laptop, Windows XP, needs its antivirus renewing as I have had a pop up alert that says 'Your computer is at risk, click the balloon to fix', and a window appears, 'Windows Live One Care'. The bar starts to fill up, the horizontal bar with green dots, but just goes on forever and then disappears, no conclusion. When I click on START (trying to access my control panel) nothing happens. Nothing happens when I click on anything.

A:My laptop switches on but wont start

Hi ustane


Were you happy with the Windows Live One Care program? It has been discontinued by Microsoft, and replaced by their newer, free antimalware software known as Microsoft Security Essentials. If you want to try the newer software, I think a reasonable try for a quick fix would be to:
1) Use another computer to download the Microsoft Security Essentials installation file, and copy it onto a CD or a USB key.
2) On your computer, boot into Safe Mode (To do this, start tapping the F8 key as your computer is powering on - until you see the Safe Mode menu. Then select simply "Safe Mode" from the list).
3) Go to Control Panel - Add/Remove Programs ... and uninstall Windows Live One Care.
-----If the program will not uninstall in Safe Mode, in the Start/Run box, type msconfig and in the Startup tab, remove the checkmarks from startup processes belonging to Windows Live One Care.
4) Remove any ethernet connections from your PC (unplug ethernet cable - or disable your PC's wireless device).
5) Reboot. Remain disconnected from the Internet and from any networks.
6) If Windows Live One Care did not uninstall in Safe Mode, now uninstall it in normal mode, using Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel. Remain disconnected fron the Internet and from any networks.
7) Install Microsoft Security Essentials (or any other good antivirus product -- I happen to like the free home version of avast! antivirus).
8) Run a full system antivirus scan on... Read more

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I have a Compaq Laptop and during use I have the problem that it shuts off for no apparent reason even though connected to the main power supply. I have disabled any sleep or hibernate function but still I get the same problem.
Thought it may be due to not having SP2 installed for windows. Any ideas? Could it be the BIOS acting up?

Please help.
 

A:My Laptop switches off for no apparent reason.

Hiya

Lets rule out any dodgy files running on there that may be causing this:

go to http://aumha.org/downloads/hijackthis.zip , and download 'Hijack This!'.
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log somewhere, and please copy & paste its contents to the forum.

It will possibly show other issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required, so do NOT fix anything yet.
Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.

Also, what are you doing at the time it shuts down? What I mean is, are you using a certain type of application, or just wandered off and it happens?

Regards

eddie
 

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