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Q: Battery Lenovo Idepad 510S Strange Behaviour

HelloRecently I buy Lenovo Ideapad 510S, but the battery seems strange, let my picture explaincan anyone tell me how to solve this strange behaviour???

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Hi, I have Lenovo U41-70 with 64-bit Windows 7. My Nod32 antivirus is up to date. For more than a year, all Fx keys were working as expected, F1 key muted sounds, F4 key closed current window, etc. However, some time ago the F4 key suddenly started to exhibit very strange behaviour. Instead of closing windows, standard F4 keypress is sent, plus Shift and Win keys are toggled and remain "pressed". (I found this out using windows on-screen keyboard - see attached picture.) Moreover, other strange behaviour can be noticed after F4 is pressed. For example, minimizing a window to tray and opening it again results into a new window of the particular application to be opened, or when a desktop icon is clicked, all icons to the top-left are selected. All of the problems persist from the point the F4 key is pressed until the laptop is restarted or until Shift key is pressed (and it starts again every time F4 is pressed). All other Fx keys are working fine. I have already tried changing the bios hotkey option to "disabled" and then back to "enabled" (the state where Fn key does not need to be pressed to access special Fx functionalities), but the strange behaviour of F4 is back once the hotkey option is enabled again. I also tried plugging an external keyboard - the F4 and Alt+F4 works ok when pressed there. I would like to make the F4 key work as it used to. What can I do to resolve the issue?

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Hope somebody can help with this as I've been researching for about a week now...

Macbook pro 15" early 2011 i7 2.0ghz

The issue: magsafe only works intermittently after battery expanded and failed. Its a bit random if I unplug it a few times and jiggle it about it may come on and work as it should..once it's on it stays on....

If it's working and I quickly unplug and replug 95% it will come straight back on.. Its not a short or cable issue in the magsafe..as I've tried 2 new ones so far.. There was no damage liquid or otherwise apart from the expanded battery issue...

Steps taken:

Smc/pram reset

Brand new magsafe (original)

Swapped out dc in board

Brand new battery

Different plug sockets

Different power cable

After trying another magsafe the issue remains.. The best it's been was at my work where it always came on but took between 5-15 seconds. At home I'm trying it and it's just hit and miss. Just hope it isn't logic board smc damage due to the previous battery failure. But then why would it work normally when it does? Could it be the dc in connection on logic board?. In istat the dc in is showing 1.8a and the charger behaves normally when it works..

Any help would be great,. id like to sort this myself so please don't suggest i take it to apple,. thanks in advance,..

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Hi,Have been using Ideapad Z410 from past 6 months.  From past week the Laptop shuts down without warning, and the battery level is at 99% or 100%.  Only when the unit shutsdown, and when I start up again, that the battery indicator starts from 0 and goes to 99% or 100% and stays there.  I have also doen the Battery Meter Reset, but of no benefit.What is the problem, and what should I do.Should I claim under warranty ?

A:Idepad Z410 battery always at 99% or 100%

I wouldn't expect much of an answer from them, the same happens to the Z510 I have and it happens to the Z500 models before it, they'll tell you to send it in under warranty but that will not solve the problem as it will happen again after a few months and I need the laptop for work, I didn't buy it so that after half a year I would have to send it away for 2-3 weeks, I bought the thing because it is needed here. They need a battery firmware update but that too is too hard for them to do. These problems are being experienced by people worldwide and I am seriously considering reporting them to watchdog here in the UK. They should not be shipping laptops that have known issues and then offer no fix.

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My lenovo idepad 500 (win10) (about 1.5 years old) is sometimes hard to start up. It freezes at the moment when the lenovo logo shows up. I have also some problems with the graphics. Quite often the screen starts flashing, and when that stops the graphics are bad and everything is zoomed in. Has anyone had the same kind of problem and/or how to fix it?

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Hi expert.my problem when i want to choose or highlight part of text i can't highlight if i press easy on touchpad, but when i press hard i can select the text that i want it.i used synaptic pointing device.i guess the problem maybe the touchpad not sufficient sensitive or there is drawback in touchpad it self.please your advice.
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Hi expert.my problem when i want to choose or highlight part of text i can't highlight if i press easy on touchpad, but when i press hard i can select the text that i want it.i used synaptic pointing device.i guess the problem maybe the touchpad not sufficient sensitive or there is drawback in touchpad it self.please your advice.

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I  bought this laptop lenovo idepad 510-15ISK from a shop in Greece. I added an SSD and upgraded the RAM the same day following sellers advice that the upgrade won't harm the warranty. The same day I detected that laptop were electrocuting me and the next day I returned the product to the seller for replacement. They verified the electric drain and the technician recovered the original HHD and removed the extra ram that I added so as to give it to the official technical support. I have been told that only if the technical support  say that this is a problem they will either replace the laptop or return my money back.It seems though that the technical support changed the motherboard of the laptop (approved that SSD and RAM upgrade didn't harm the laptop) and they don't approve the replacement or my money back. This laptop is no longer a new laptop but a refurbished one!!!!! I have already gone to local authorities for local seller, lenovo and official technical support for trying to cheat me and I am already contacting with local media to raise the issue in the Greek market about the tactics of lenovo. Can you please suggest me any other ways before this goes public not only in Greece but also in more European Countries?

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Hello, I purchased the Lenovo 510s under the advertised assumption that it was a FullHD screen but the maximum resolution I can achieve is 1366 * 768. Is there a hack to fix this or have I become a victim of false advertising?

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Hello, I purchased the Lenovo 510s under the advertised assumption that it was a FullHD screen but the maximum resolution I can achieve is 1366 * 768. Is there a hack to fix this or have I become a victim of false advertising?

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Trackpad causes laptop to stutter and jar only when spotify is being used, files are being downloaded or videos streamed. None of these issues occur when a mouse is being used.

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Operating System: Windows 10 HomeI just wanna know what is " lenovo modern im controller" it's plugins and related files to it. Is it harmful virus or spyware?It's using up pretty much memory. Can I just delete it or uninstall? Or just 'end task' from task manager ? 

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Looking into buying the Lenovo 510s, I see "Up to 8GB" listed as supported memory. However, I've done some research and some Lenovo laptops, while they also only support 8GB of memory officially, can be and have been safely upgraded to 16 GB of RAM. My question is: Is this true of the 510s? The CPU specifications page from Intel for the 6200U/6500U both say 16 GB is no problem, and Crucial even has a 16GB dimm listed as "guaranteed compatible" for this model--I'm not sure, though, if this means it will work but only recognize 8 GB or if 16 GB is truly Ok. Is there any reason 16 GB could not be used? Perhaps some motherboard memory controller limitation? I would love to have some input on this before deciding on whether or not to purchase this laptop. Thanks!

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In have a Lenovo Ideacentre 510S 08ish with a 4Gb Ramaxel DDR4 memmory. ( RMUA5120MB86H9F-2400 ) It is a unbuffered , Non Ecc, DDR4-2400, 1,2v. I would like to upgrade it to 1x8Gb or 2x8Gb=16Gb. What kind of memory is suitable for my computer.I have also an XPG Adata DDR4 1x8Gb 2133. Can I use this one in m y computer??? I have not tried it because I dont want to spoil anything if it does not work.If I can, is it popssible to it together with my Ramaxel memory.... =8Gb+4Gb=12Gb Lars KronqvistFinland

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In have a Lenovo Ideacentre 510S 08ish with a 4Gb Ramaxel DDR4 memmory. ( RMUA5120MB86H9F-2400 ) It is a unbuffered , Non Ecc, DDR4-2400, 1,2v. I would like to upgrade it to 1x8Gb or 2x8Gb=16Gb. What kind of memory is suitable for my computer.I have also an XPG Adata DDR4 1x8Gb 2133. Can I use this one in m y computer??? I have not tried it because I dont want to spoil anything if it does not work.If I can, is it popssible to it together with my Ramaxel memory.... =8Gb+4Gb=12Gb Lars KronqvistFinland

A:Upgrade Ram on Lenovo Ideacentre 510S 08ish

Review this link from crucial.http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Lenovo/ideacentre-510s-08ishDepending on your model(and/or processor), you have DDR4-2400 or DDR4-2133.If your machine shipped with DDR4-2400 4GB stick, your 2nd memory slot should be DDR4-2400.  Max for both slots is 16GB. Your new DDR4-2133 MAY work if the memory processor clocks down. What is your full model number? -or- provide a link to the website where purchased. Example: Lenovo Ideacentre 510S-08ISH 90FN007QGE 

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Hi, i just got my Lenovo 510S-14IKB today. Everything is working fine, its super fast in comparison to my old laptop. Only problem is, that the fan seems to run all the time and is making noticable noise. the temperature of the cpu aer all in the range of 20 only the hd was at 34. so normally that are not temperatures where cooling is needed. If i let the notebook idle for 2 min it goes dead silent but starts again even if i just scroll down a homepage. And even if i start programms whicht take more resources, the fan does not get louder. Is there anyway to controll the fan? Help would be really appreciated, Thanks in advance and sorry for my bad english  

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Looking into buying the Lenovo Ideapad 510s, I see "Up to 8GB" listed as supported memory. However, I've done some research and some Lenovo laptops, while they also only support 8GB of memory officially, can be and have been safely upgraded to 16 GB of RAM. My question is: Is this true of the 510s? The CPU specifications page from Intel for the 6200U/6500U both say 16 GB is no problem, and Crucial even has a 16GB dimm listed as "guaranteed compatible" for this model--I'm not sure, though, if this means it will work but only recognize 8 GB or if 16 GB is truly Ok. Is there any reason 16 GB could not be used? Perhaps some motherboard memory controller limitation? I would love to have some input on this before deciding on whether or not to purchase this laptop. Thanks!

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Hi!i have new - Lenovo IdeaPad 510S-13i am trying to  install windows 7 with iso on usb.i have this error: ? what is the solution?i should  use the legacy support or uefi in boot bios menu? thanks for the help

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The task manager shows that lenovo ideapad 510s-14ikb has 4 ram slots.  is that correct.Here is the screenshot.Thanks

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I bought Lenovo Ideapad 510s 14IKB a month ago. Till now everything was working great, but now I am expriencing weird issue with sound played back through speaker.  When I play any sound (music or video file) through speaker, sometimes everything is fine, but very often sound is muted for 6 second in the begining and then it plays normally. When I connect headphones, I do not experience any issue.Anybody who experienced similar problems? I tried to uninstall audio driver, install it again, update driver, etc... Nothing helped.

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Hello everyone.

Every once in awhile the computer starts freezing up and I can not do things such as open task manager or close window, programs will stop responding and then I will be unable to do anything except move the mouse because explorer shuts down and I can not start it again. Or it will begin doing it and I will restart but when I do it hangs at the windows logo when booting and will not start in safe mode or boot off the system repair disc. It will either just hang at a windows logo when I try to boot from the disc or load but when I click repair computer it hangs again and never loads the repair segment. I am pretty much stuck until I turn it off for about seven minutes then turn it back on and then it will allow me to get into system repair, perform a system restore and ect.

Any ideas on what is doing this? A virus maybe? A bad install of windows? Ram? I need some help narrowing this done and getting it solved before it does some damage.
I run:

Acer Dual core
3GB Of ram
Windows 7
Nvidia graphics card.
(I apologies for the lack of computer spec details. I would check exactly what my specifcs were if the computer was not in the process of being turned off so I could system restore it...)
Any help you can give would be much appreciated.

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Download System Information for Windows (SIW free version)No installation required.After it scans your computer, navigate to Hardware>Sensors and post all info from there.

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My desktop PC is behaving a little strangely over the last few days.It is a self built machine running 5 operating systems managed by BootIt BM. I have Win XP Pro, Win7 Ultimate 32 & 64 bit, Ubuntu and Win 8 Enterprise trial. The problem I an having is with the Win 7 installations. It started with Google Toolbar becoming invisible. It is installed and enabled but all you can see is a grey line with an X at the left hand end. No icons, search box or wrench icon are visible. I just thought this was a problem with IE as I had fairly recently installed IE10. My day to day OS is Win 7 64 bit and this is where I first noticed the problem. I searched for problems relating to toolbar and Win 7 64, founfd some bits but nothing I tried changed anything. The other noticeable thing was that whenever toolbar dissapeared the browser would become unstable and would throw up Script errors, particularly when trying to launch another web page. IE itself would often also freeze.
I am running Bitdefender TS 2013, scans from which showed nothing. I have also scanned with Malwarebytes, Spybot and Superantispyware, none of which revealed anything other than the usual cookie reports. I also did a rootkit scan with spybot but it didn't show up anything that I thought was significant.
The only other thing that makes me think it might be some sort of virus or malware is it wont allow me to download certain things, such as Superantispyware. I had to download the portable version v... Read more

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Probably best to repost this info with a DDS log from the guide below, run from the infected OS.Preparation Guide Let me know if that went well

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hi,i have something in my PC that doesn't allow to work properly.Some parts of start menu disappeared,the screen is blue-it has a picture on the desktop,some office documents can't be opened,when i'm at the chat room the PC "talk alone" using my nick name i just watching it,tried to scan with MBAM but it doesn't start.I use Windows XP/Pro version 2002,SP3,have two accounts-administrative one and user one and now can't start a safe mode with second one.Any help?

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This infection family will also hide all the files on your computer from being seen. To make your files visible again, please download the following program to your desktop:Unhide.exe Once the program has been downloaded, double-click on the Unhide.exe icon on your desktop and allow the program to run. This program will remove the +H, or hidden, attribute from all the files on your hard drives. If there are any files that were purposely hidden by you, you will need to hide them again after this tool is run.Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking How to enter safe mode(XP/Vista)Using the F8 MethodRestart your computer. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu. Select the option for Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. >>>> Download this file and doubleclick on it to run it. Allow the information to be merged with the registry.RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
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Link 3
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Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refe... Read more

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I am getting some very odd reactions from Internet Explorer in that when I browse various sites the information shown in the browser is often out of date, for example, on a message board it might show seven posts and then when I click on the 'refresh' button it will show the actual amount of 12. This doesn't only happen on the first visit to the site, if I leave and return straight away ,it does it again. Just recently every time I change sites I am getting a message saying: "this site doesn't have a security certificate etc" and the site won't load until I click "continue anyway" - maybe there is no connection between the two things, it just seems to have started since this browser information problem.

I have run all the usual security checks: AVG, Spybot, Microsoft AntiSpy, etc.

I have also cleared the browser of cookies and temp files.

If I go to the same sites with another browser there is no problem.

There is something anti in the browser because when I try to use my email account it shows message panels saying "can't continue due to xyz", these panels carry adverts and are nothing to do with the email providers - I have checked with them. If I use another browser such as Firefox or Opera there is no problem.

Apart from this, everything is working very well - I did get hacked and this brought windows to a standstill, but with help from this site I have got things running good again, well 95% ...just this browser to sort out.
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I am using UK's BT Broadband, and it wasnt' working very well till last days, but it was ok, now it changed into a nightmare.

1. My router stats:


Showtime Firmware Version: 3.24
Line State: SHOWTIME
Modulation: G.dmt
Annex Mode: ANNEX_A
Startup Attempts: 1
Max Tx Power: -38 dBm/Hz
Elaspsed Time: 0 days 2 hours 16 minutes 7 seconds

Downstream Upstream

SNR Margin 11.3 21.0 dB
Line Attenuation 60.5 31.5 dB
Errored Seconds 2603 68 <----- What's this?
Loss of Signal 0 0
Loss of Frame 0 0
CRC Errors 5282 68 <---- What's this?
Data Rate 576 288 kbps

I had this kind of stats for months, but it wasn't working very bad, it was dropping connection couple of times a day, it was annoying but I could live with it. Up to a certain limit.... What might be the reason for this? I have conexant router and I've heard it's not very good, should I change it?

2. It all went worse yesterday
I didn't change any settings, didn't install any new hardware or soft, but now transfer rate is at 5kb/s. I checked for viruses with Avast (result: PC was clean), I checked for rootkits with BlackLight (result: PC was clean) I am also checking it with Windows Defender atm (nothing so far). I use Windows Firewall. Pings are slow, 1000ms to most popular sites on average.

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I'm doing a reinstall on an MSI X79A-GD45 (8d) with 32GB Ram, i7-3820, 2x nVidia GTX-560Ti and a single WDC WD6001FZWX-00A2VA0
Trying to reinstall windows 7 SP1 x64. The install all goes through as expected. Within minutes the system slows to a crawl or hangs entirely. If I manage to open 'My Computer' I can see that my C: is showing up without disk space information below it. If I wait about 5 minutes or so it will then show the drive as about 90% full. Every time I refresh the page, the free space increases until eventually it gets back to normal. At this point the computer starts behaving normally again, but not for long.
I can't get it to behave normally for long enough to get drivers installed or anything. The system was running perfectly on Windows 10 and I have no problems with the drive in Linux. This system previously ran Windows 7 perfectly well, although at the time it had a 3TB drive.

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I'm running IE7 on Vista 64-bit. It is definitely set as my default

As of a couple of days ago, URLs will not longer work outside of the

If I type a URL directly into the Start Menu's "Run" box I am told
"This file does not have a program associated with it for
performing this action. Create an association in the Set Association
control panel". If I click on a link within Windows Live Mail, the
same thing happens.

The problem manifests itself slightly differently within Outlook 2007.
I get prompted to choose the program I want to use to open the link.
Naturally I choose IE and ensure that the "always use this program"
box is checked. However, the next time I click a link within an email,
the same thing happens.

If I set Firefox as my default program, everything works perfectly,
but I only want to use that browser as an exception, not as my normal
browser. I tried uninstalling it to see if it would help, but it
didn't. I also tried installing IE 8 beta 2 to see if that would clear the problem. It didn't.

Any and all suggestions gratefully received.

Steve S.

A:Very strange IE7 behaviour

my internet explorer (IE 7) is coming up with "there is not enough free memory to run this program, quit one or more programs and try again" and "windows cannot access the specified device, path or file you may not have the appropriate permissions to access this item"....

- what does this mean????? Also the CPU is freaking out, its always at 100% when IE7 is running and cannot have any other programs running otherwise the typing takes ages to do (supprisingly its quite fast now, but im really fed up of my IE slowing my pc down and the pc being slow in general. I have run anti-virus and anti spyware programs and it says that my system is clean. I was worried I had a key logger but when i scanned my system I did not. :) its very strange...!!!!

Also it's saying I dont have full permissions - but I am the admin on my laptop and should have full permissions?!

Any and ALL suggestions would be very gratefully received right now! am ready to put the laptop in the bin and buy a new one!!!!!!! :@


Sarah x

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Dear friends,

I am facing a problem in my XP box last two weeks. I am not able to connect to internet in evening and it seems some problem in DNS
lookup. But when I run netstat, it shows some TCP connections already established to some IP addresses as shown below, all connected
to port 9030. These connections I can see only when I could not connect to the internet.

Is this caused by any maleware?? Could any master please explain this please?

Please help...


Relevant part of the "netstat -a" output.
TCP user:1420 FIN_WAIT_1
TCP user:1477 SYN_SENT
TCP user:1478 SYN_SENT
TCP user:1479 SYN_SENT

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I live in Kolkata and use a Wishnet Unlimited Plan from my LCO - Tariff : Wish Net Private Limited : Best Broadband in Kolkta

for the past few days whenever I try to access a few sites, I have to pass the cloudflare security check
One more step
Please complete the security check to access"

The page also says - "If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware."

Being curious I searched about my ip on https://www.whatismyip.com/, & The follwing result was displayed -
Check The ISP Name
The Ip is also blacklisted in McAfee RBL cidr.bl.mcafee.com
The ip address is different from my wan ip on my router page.
Is my browser hacke or something? Pretty terrified.Please help

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I was testing my application on IE.
It works fine on IE 7.0 but not with IE 6.0.
The problem is a little javascript enebled when we select another page of a Datagrid... It extracts a lot of data so the Datagrid "AllowPaging" of Visual Studio is "true".
Now when we try to change page with IE 6.0 it didn't return error but only a blank page.. Afterwards I installed mozilla as preferred Browser. I try my application and it worked... So I disinstalled it and tried again. Now it work also with IE 6.0. What's happened?

Any help is appreciated


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Since a few weeks i noticed a strange behaviour on my comp.
My os is win7 Enterprise and every time i startup i have to logoff and login again to use my keyboard,however my mouse is working properly.
Anyone a clu how to fix this besides making a new account??


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Sevral things you can try. You can repair corrupted files. Go to search type cmd, then right click and run as administrator. In the cmd prompt, type sfc /scannow.

If that does not work, you can try a repair install
www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html?filter[2]=General Tips

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when i press "ctrl + alt + delete", the task manager screen only appear 1 sec or less, and it just close. it's the same when i try to run "msconfig" or "regedit", the screen or menu will open then suddenly close, like when you press "alt + F4". i can't do the registry editing or changing the windows startup option now.
anyone experince this? please help.

A:Please help, strange XP behaviour


Just to be safe, I would do a quick virus scan:


Also, go here and get SpyBot:


click the online tab to search for and download the updates, then shut down and relaunch SpyBot.

Go to the Settings tab > File Sets, and uncheck 'System Internals' and 'Tracks' .
These aren't needed for our present purpose, and you can always experiment with them later on.

Finally, after closing down Internet Explorer, click 'Check for problems', and have SpyBot remove all it finds 'Fix selected problems'

you may have to run spybot more than once to clear everything

Remove everything pre-ticked in Red



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Hi, when I plug in a stick in my computer al the folders on the stick turn into shortcuts and I can acces them with double clicking but first a command prompt window opens and disapears immediatly. Each time when the command prompt window opens a new svchost proces is createt in the list of proceses in the task manager. Also after a while an error mesage starts apearing from svchost that there is no disk.

Now after I removed the stick my computer started to use it's dual core procesor at 100% even when I'm not working on it, also I noticed from time to time a lot's of svchost proceses appear in the task manager.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:25:03 PM, on 12/20/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\LogMeIn Hamachi\hamachi-2-ui.exe
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I am at a loss here i would be grateful for any help. I'll set the scene.
XP Sp2 slipstream
Asrock 1333 mainboard core 2 duo & 8800gts 2gb ram.
Fully updated windows and drivers. Scanned with uptodate avg and spybot.

The problem is hard to describe after a while of using ie, msn, wmp or office etc. Strange things happen as in the pictures. Then by closing say ie, msn the program goes away whilst this problem is manifesting i cant- Use crtl alt del it just gives the system error beep, right click on the task bar, start new tabs in ie. Its hard to get examples of the problem as the computer is so unuseable when it happens eg i cant start a screen grabber as they tend not to work. Starting programs like paint equally makes the windows error sound. Basically anything that uses the windows gui breaks. Anyway here are some pics. I'm sure i've had this happen before and i fixed it but now i've forgotten what i did!



A:Very strange behaviour

First let's check and make sure that your Windows files arn't corrupt. Insert your XP CD into the drive and go to RUN. Then type "sfc /scannow" w/o quotes. Then let it do its thing. This will replace any corrupt windows files with good ones off the CD.


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Ok, please bear with me as I'm not very 'tech'

I have 3 identities in OE. When I want to switch identites, say, go from A to B I click on B and then OK. I'm then asked if I want to keep the internet connection for the next identity and I click YES. Then, I'm prompted to choose an identity because
"There is no current identity.
Select your identity name below. To add or modify an identity, click Manage Identities"​Very irritating to be asked twice every time so to avoid this, I thought I would go to Manage Identites and click Use this Identity (I chose A) when starting a program. When the window re-opens, it's back at A and not B.
I don't understand.
I am running XP and have OE 6.

A:Strange OE behaviour

Anyone? *sob*

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Dear BC,

I am actually unsure this is a virus or similar but I am also unsure where to post my problem so here it goes:

I have browsed this forum a bit before posting and found a topic that looks similar albeit not 100% the same as mine, here:


In my case IE9 has recently started to behave strangely in similar ways:

- Sometimes when I start typing in a new field in a webpage the cursor suddenly jumps up to the address box and the box starts to flicker rapidly and cant do anythng else. The only way I have found to stop the flickering is to press the Tab key.
- Other times when I start typing the page simply changes to the home page. Also the adress field starts flickering and I need to press tab to stop it.
- This events tend to happen on average every 15-20 minutes or so, although it seems quite random.

Note: I believe I do not need to attach a "Ark.txt" since I am running Windows 7 64b

Any help appreciated!

DDS (Ver_2012-10-19.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.9.2
Run by Inigo at 18:01:54 on 2012-10-26
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.45.1033.18.12279.8450 [GMT 2:00]
AV: Avira Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {F67B4DE5-C0B4-6C3F-0EFF-6C83BD5D0C2C}
SP: Avira Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {4D1AAC01-E68E-63B1-344F-57F1C6DA4691}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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A friend of mine has been having probelms with his PC.

AMD 64 3000 Socket 939
512MB memory
nVidia 6600GT
XP SP3 all up to date.
Norton 360

It started when he tried to run Disk Defragmenter and got a message to the effect 'Unreadable Security Data Stream".

I ran CHKDSK and the same message came up but Windows was unable to repair it.

As this did not bode well and thinking I was dealing with a software problem the data was backed up and as the installation was about three years old i was set about doing a re-install. As a side issue partioning the disk was also unsuccesful.

First thing was the installation would not even start the formatting process. So I tried to run Spinright on it. Spinrite is a bootable drive analysis and repair utility. Some people think its great, others dont like it but thats beside the point. Spintite did not get past the first block and went straight into diagnostic recovery mode and then did nothing. I have used this on dozens of occasions and never seen this before. I was pretty sure the hard drive was heading for bin.

As a final check I took the drive out and stuck it in one of my desktops and ran Spinrite again. Exactly the same result.

I looked at one of the screens that shows the raw data being processed. Again this would be the first block This stuff should flick across the screen like something out of the Matrix. See 1st pic.

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A:Very very strange PC behaviour - anyone seen this before?

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I have Win XP SP3. From 5 days, there is unknown thing is happening in my PC. Files in my PC shows it's extension in the name of that file.

Like Notepad file name is "New Text Document.txt"
MKV movie name is "Salt.mkv"
This happens with MS Office files, mp3, video, images etc.

I think there is something wrong in my PC. Help me.

A:Strange behaviour!

It's nothing bad, you can of course change that.
Open a directory you want, can be C:\Program Files f.e. but not C:\!
Then navigate (I am currently using polish version so I need to translate things; it may make a little difference):
- "Tools" from top menu
- "Folders options" or something similar
- "View" tab
and there you can change if extensions are showed or not.

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Hi to all,

I have some strange behaviour on my PC:
- unable to see task monitor, I only see an icon on task bar
- I can reboot on safety mode but black screen with only mouse icon appears
- I can reboot on normal mode, but svchost.exe stay fixed on 50%
- If y shoutdown the system stay on "Disconnected" window and never shoutdown

Can anyone help me pls. I attach hijackthis log.

A:Strange behaviour of my PC


Apologize for the delay in response we get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.
If you have since resolved the original problem you were having would appreciate you letting us know If not please perform the following below so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.

Thanks and again sorry for the delay.

Before we can continue, please post a fresh HijackThis and DDS log back here

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My friend has a ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB and he has had weird rendering artifacts or something it happens in the following games Halo, Black Hawk Down, Pro Race Driver (only when 32-bit Z Buffer - on), CnC Generals here is a pic from Halo for any ideas

A:Strange ATI Behaviour

latest ati driver

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Im having an annoying problem with AVG for some reason it randomly starts scanning,even though auto scan is disabled ...when it does this my computer freezes ...its showing two icons in the notification tray,the second one saying AVG running scans,I can right click on it and stop all scans but cannot exit out of it ...the icon remains there ....AVG itself appears to be ok ...I really would like to be able to get rid of that second icon ...the O/S by the way is Windows XP home .....

A:Strange behaviour from AVG

As far as i can see, there may be several problems/solutions:
1. Go to task scheduler, should be located in accesories. See if AVG is scheduled to do anything in that.
2. It may be one of the many bugs of the new AVG. If it is this, the only thing you can do is go to option 4 until grisoft fix it.
3. Go to MSConfig via Run, msconfig. Untick AVG if it is in the Startup Tab and/or the Services tab.
4. Uninstall AVG and use a different AV, such as avast or avira.

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I have a home-built PC that has been running ffor some time now quite well. However, a few months ago after performing a routine disk clean-up and defragment the OS failed to start. The only way to fix this is to do a system restore via the start-up recovery part of the windows OS.

If it is of any significance, avast found a rootkit in the C drive under Xaramin's software directory, under the name dynDNS.exe (I think but not sure, definitely had DNS in the name!). Could it be an infection causing this? Disk check was supposed to be launched during boot but I have seen no evidence of it happening.

The full PC details are below:
- AMD 8350 CPU
- Gigabyte 7950 Radion HD graphics card
- 16GB RAM dual channel at 1866mhz
- Asus m5a99x motherboard
- OCZ vertex 3 120GB SSD
- Western Digital Green hard drive
- Generaic CD drive
- Windows 7 Pro 64-bit (virtualisation enabled via hotfix for bulldozer CPU's)

Any ideas of why this could be happening? Also is any more information needed?

Thanks guys!

A:Strange Behaviour

You didn't defrag your SSD, right?

Otherwise, it may be a good idea to visit the malware forums and get your rootkit cleaned up.

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