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PC becomes unresponsive after left running overnight

Q: PC becomes unresponsive after left running overnight

Hello. I am having a very strange issue with my old Windows Vista desktop which is too peculiar to find a solution to through google searches, so I am going to try posting it on here.

This problem seems to only occur after leaving my computer running for extended periods of time, usually overnight. This doesn't ALWAYS happen after leaving it running overnight though. Usually when this happens, I have nothing open or running on the computer except Spotify.

When this issue occurs, the computer is mostly unresponsive. I can move my mouse and open the start menu, but the popout box of the start menu that contains the shut down, restart, sleep etc. options will not open and does nothing when I click on it. Attempting to start task manager from right clicking my taskbar does nothing. Ctrl-Alt-Dlt does nothing. Spotify is usually unresponsive, and clicking on anything in the program does nothing, but I can however minimise or reopen it. I also have an error message at the top of the Spotify window that says there is no internet connection. I cannot open up any new programs.

When this problem occurs, the only thing that I seem to be able to do is a forced shutdown by holding the power button, and then restarting the system. Sometimes after doing a forced shutdown like this, I will get a hard-disk error after rebooting the PC, and will have to turn it off and on again multiple times until I can get into the login menu.

If there is any more information that may help you figure out this issue, such as the specs of this system or more information on what exactly happens when the issue occurs, please let me know.

Thank you

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Preferred Solution: PC becomes unresponsive after left running overnight

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As the title says, I had a BSOD after I left my computer running overnight. I don't remember a previous occurrence of this. Help?

Attached are the dmp files I found and the files generated by SF.

A:BSOD when I left my computer running overnight

Netio.sys is usually Network I/O Subsystem. Update your network drivers to their latest.

Also get the latest drivers for your graphic card.

Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\atikmpag.sys (, 299.00 KB (306,176 bytes), 20/4/11 1:22 AM)
Use the following way:Download and install Driver Sweeper:
→ |MG| Driver Fusion (Driver Sweeper) 1.2.0 Download
Download the auto-detect tool for AMD.
→ AMD Driver Autodetect
Boot into Safe Mode from Advanced Boot Options:
→ Advanced Boot Options
Type in Driver Fusion in Search
Remove all drivers
Boot normally now, and install the latest drivers from the
auto-detect program you downloaded.


Manually download the drivers from the link below:
Download AMD Catalyst Drivers 12.8 Vista 64 - FileHippo.com
But before that, uninstall normally from: Control Panel -> Programs -> Uninstall a program

Keep us posted.

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I have a Dell Latitude D420 PC with 2 GB RAM that was running Vista. I performed an in-place upgrade to the Windows 7 RC (x86). If I close all running applications and leave my computer on overnight, the next morning it is extremely slow. For example, it took me 8 minutes to wiggle the mouse, press CTRL-ALT-DEL and log in so I could see my desktop. It was probably 2 minutes to see the CTRL-ALT-DEL screen after wiggling my mouse, another 2-3 to see the password box, then another 3-4 to see the windows desktop. Rebooting always resolves the problem. The other day I took the time to open task manager and show all processes (which was also painfully slow). Nothing seemed particularly out of the ordinary (memory, disk usage, CPU usage, etc.). I noticed the highest memory use item was one svchost.exe process at about 56 MB (not terribly high, from what I've seen). Just for kicks, I right-clicked that process and selected Go To Service(s). The services it highlighted were the following: wudfsvc - Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework WPDBusEnum - Portable Device Enumerator Service Wlansvc - WLAN AutoConfig UxSms - Desktop Window Manager Session Manager UmRdpService - Remote Desktop Services UserMode Port Redirector TrkWks - Distributed Link Tracking Client SysMain - Superfetch PcaSvc - Program Compatibility Assistant Service Netman - Network Connections CscService - Offline Files AudioEndpointBuilder - Windows Audio Endpoint Builder I began stopping each service ... Read more

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Recently moved my PC to another room/network connection. Ever since, I wake in the morning to see a BSOD occurred overnight. I can let the machine sit all day and go to sleep with no issues. Only happens over night.

Upon restart, I also notice the WHS2011 Launchpad crashes when it starts. The event logs say Peer Naming Resolution Protocol has terminated. The backups to the server are completing just fine. Just the Launchpad fails.

I'm assuming there is a relationship between the BSOD's and my server backups. Any help is appreciated

Debug files are attached.


A:BSOD Only When Left on Overnight (WHS2011 does backups overnight???)

As you have McAfee installed, it did what it can. BSOD.

BugCheck 7F, {8, 80050031, 406f8, fffff800039c7ca1}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for mfehidk.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for mfehidk.sys
Probably caused by : mfehidk.sys ( mfehidk+5cc35 )

Followup: MachineOwner
What is the "mfehidk.sys" ?
No sane computer user will use it. Uninstall McAfee Using McAfee Removal Tool. Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.

Also Free up the startup. Windows does not need any other program to auto start with it, but the auto start programs often conflicts and causes various problems including BSODs.
Click on the Start button
Type ?msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the ?Startup? tab.
Deselect all items other than the antivirus.
Apply > OK
Accept then restart.
Let us know for any further BSOD.

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I was downloading some stuff and I left it overnight. In the morning, I went to turn it off and go to school. It worked fine in the morning as well, I even surfed the web bit. When I returned after school, I turned on my computer I put in my password and when I got to my desktop, after 3 seconds, it shows up the blue screen and here's the technical information

*** STOP: 0x0000008E (0XC0000005,0X93683CAE,0XA0ABCB10,00000000)
*** AmdLL.sys - Address 93683CAE base at 9367E000, DateStamp 454906a4

Everything else is typical bsod stuff messages blah blah. Please and Thank you help please.

A:BSOD after I left it on overnight, need help!

Please reconfigure windows to collect the correct info.
You want small memory dumps - "MiniDumps"


And here are the instructions for posting:


Ensure you click the "GRAB ALL" button and then wait for each window to appear in turn and then click OK



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one of the computers here is always left on, and recently outlook started hanging and not responding in the morning... a log off / restart would take care of the problem but the user wants a better solution.

usually when you click on contacts in the morning, you get an hourglass and outlook stops responding.

the mailbox is a cached exchange account, win xp, outlook 2003.

any ideas?


A:outlook hangs when left on overnight

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I left my computer 'on' overnight to find it 'off' by the next morning.
When I booted the 1st screen was the block screen (?). This never happens usually.
As no program has been configured to close the windows after completing a task I can?t see other culprit than the op. sistem itself. But why ? I?ve left my machine 'on' several times before , so it was the next morning.
Why sometimes it happens and sometimes not ?

A:left my computer 'on' overnight to find it 'off' .....

You mean the lock screen?

Sound like your computer went into hibernation. Many laptops are configured to go into hibernation if left alone while on battery, but stay running if plugged in. Is this a laptop, and maybe the power cord was loose?

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Dell XPS M1530
2.4ghz cpu
256 mb Nvidia GPU
250gb HDD
Windows 7 retail self installed.
Newish installation 1 week old.
Hardware is 3 years old - motherboard is new.

Interestingly this has never happened in the day, only when I left on all night.
There is a known issue of overheating on these laptops, can that be a bsod causer?


A:BSoD when computer was left on overnight twice...

Hi and Welcome to SF!

I suspect Symantec EndPoint Protection was the cause. Please remove it completely
Download and run the Norton Removal Tool to uninstall your Norton product | Norton Support

Also, please download and install fresh copy of your intel wifi adapter driver. netw5v32.sys was mentioned in one of the dmp file.


BugCheck D1, {14, 2, 0, 8b6f346f}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\netw5v32.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for netw5v32.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for netw5v32.sys
Probably caused by : NETIO.SYS ( NETIO!RtlCopyMdlToMdlIndirect+62 )

Followup: MachineOwner
BugCheck 9F, {3, a70061e8, 82b65ae0, b27fb8e8}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\teefer2.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for teefer2.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for teefer2.sys
Probably caused by : ntkrpamp

Followup: MachineOwner


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Last night I left my desktop (which is 5 years old) on, and when I went to use it this morning it was stuck in hibernation mode and the fan was roaring at full blast, I decided to hold the manual power button and turn it off, as well as unplug it from wall and let it rest because I assumed it overheated (I also dusted the fans). When I went to turn it back on 30 mins later, all it did was power/light up and make the launching sound which it always does. The fans do not spin and then it just goes silent, but the power light is still on. I can't get into the BIOS or anything like that and am not sure how to begin diagnosing it. The only thing I have tried is removing the RAM sticks one by one but it still wouldn't boot.

Specs: GTX 660, 1 TB HD, MicroATX Motherboard, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, 875 watt power supply

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During actual use of the computer, I NEVER get a BSOD. Upon turning off my monitors and just letting the computer run overnight, it gets a BSOD at least once an hour.

A:BSOD only when computer is left to run overnight

Hi Alkajak,

I have analyzed your DUMP files and all of them are Unknown Bugcheck Codes A0000001 according to Windbg. Below has been provided an analysis of your latest dump file for informative purposes :-

0: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
Unknown bugcheck code (a0000001)
Unknown bugcheck description
Arg1: 0000000000000005
Arg2: 0000000000000000
Arg3: 0000000000000000
Arg4: 0000000000000000
Debugging Details:

BUGCHECK_STR: 0xA0000001
ANALYSIS_VERSION: 6.3.9600.16384 (debuggers(dbg).130821-1623) amd64fre
LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffff800d4af283e to fffff801607d7fa0
fffff801`626a5b58 fffff800`d4af283e : 00000000`a0000001 00000000`00000005 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff801`626a5b60 00000000`a0000001 : 00000000`00000005 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : atikmdag+0x2783e
fffff801`626a5b68 00000000`00000005 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`000... Read more

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I just recently built my new computer the 3rd, and since then have had a few problems. Two days ago I woke up to find my computer screen wouldn't come out of a sleep, so I unplugged the VGA and put it back in, and it worked fine. The next day I was transferring files over Ethernet from my old computer, and downloading something, which was using up pretty much all of my two gigs. Out of nowhere the screen went black, so I unplugged the VGA and put it back in, and it had changed my resolution to the lowest setting, and when I tried to put it back to the original, the screen stayed black, and I had to restart. Now today I woke up, and my screen came on, but it was a black screen, although I could see my mouse blinking, so I unplugged the VGA, put it back in and my computer restarted. I'm assumed it was something to do with the onboard video drivers, so I reinstalled the manufacturers drivers, and still does it.

I'm running:
Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400
2GB G-Skill Ram
ST3500418AS 500 GB, 7200 RPM
ATAPI iHAS224 Dvd Burner
400W Corsair Power Supply
Windows 7 Ultimate

A:New Computer Locking Up When Left Overnight


Does there appear to be a pattern in terms of when your on-board video decides to blank the VGA output (i.e. what exactly are you trying to do the very moment before it blacks out?), or can this happen at any given time?

Also, when you say you re-installed the drivers, do you mean the ones that came with your motherboard on the installation disc, or newer ones that you've downloaded from the manufacturer's website? Try this option if you haven't already. Failing this, or if you've tried this already, it could be a faulty board.

Hope this helps.



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I recently just bought a new computer, amd 965 BE, 8gb of ram, 750W PSU, ATI HD 5850. i have the computer plugged into a outlet, and a power surge in another across the room with 2 monitors plugged into it, now i leave my computer on when i got to sleep and wake up to find it off as if it crashed. I go to turn it on and it doesn't work, i unplug the power cord, and replug it in and it magically works. Could this be a setting in windows 7? or is it that the PSU is taking too much power and its shorting out something? Its just worrying me at this point. I cant seem to find an answer. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, Josh.

A:New computer shuts down when left on overnight.

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Hi i'm after a little help finding out why my computer is crashing when left on overnight. Recently its been happening everynight, throughout the day the computer works fine then in the morning when i come to log in it's either stuck on a BSOD or the computer has restarted. Attached is the SF Diag file, any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Nathan

A:BSOD when computer left on overnight

Welcome to SevenForums

All your BSODs are caused due to McAfee.

BugCheck D1, {0, 2, 1, fffff88005b96b70}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for mfefirek.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for mfefirek.sys
Probably caused by : mfefirek.sys ( mfefirek+57b70 )
BugCheck D1, {0, 2, 1, fffff88005f44b70}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for mfefirek.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for mfefirek.sys
Probably caused by : mfefirek.sys ( mfefirek+57b70 )
BugCheck D1, {0, 2, 1, fffff88005bb2b70}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for mfefirek.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for mfefirek.sys
Probably caused by : mfefirek.sys ( mfefirek+57b70 )
BugCheck D1, {0, 2, 1, fffff880057c5b70}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for mfefirek.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for mfefirek.sys
Probably caused by : mfefirek.sys ( mfefirek+57b70 )
BugCheck D1, {0, 2, 1, fffff88005da7b70}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for mfefirek.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for mfefirek.sys
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys
*** ERROR: Module load compl... Read more

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Hi everyone, when I first built this computer about a year ago I was getting BSODs. I tracked the problem to a bad stick of RAM, replaced it and for a while everything was fine. Then whenever I would get on my computer after it had been on occasionally overnight I would be greeted by a "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown" message. Shortly after I started getting BSODs when playing games but only ones that were really pushing my graphics card.

I did a quick once over of everything inside the case, reseated the RAM and graphics card, then started it back up. It hasn't yet given me a BSOD during gaming, but I still return to the message that one happened when I left it overnight.

I ran Driver Verifier Manager and left the computer on. I came home from work today to see it had a BSOD at some point within the last twelve hours (after Verifier had been running between 36 and 48 hours). The result showed ntoskrnl.ex+b03dd UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP for whatever that's worth (although I'm sure it's in the files attached as well.)

I have also run memtest which detected no errors. I can't remember a specific driver update shortly prior to starting to get these BSODs, so I can't help with any information there.

I have attached the files as per the instructions on posting here. I also filled out my system specs when registering.

Thanks for looking. If anyone could provide me with any help I would be eternally grateful.

A:BSOD during gaming or when left overnight (0x0000007f)

Welcome to the forum.

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable!:-

MBfilt64.sys Fri Jul 31 09:40:32 2009 (4A7267B0)
Realtek HiDefinition Audio driver (file labelled as Creative Audio Driver) - Was found in the latest Win8 version available from Realtek on 07Sep2013
Driver Reference Table - MBfilt64.sys

xusb21.sys Fri Aug 14 04:10:17 2009 (4A848F49)
XBox USB wireless controller [br] BSOD issues in Win7 with 2009 driver (found in mid-2012)
Driver Reference Table - xusb21.sys

LGBusEnum.sys Tue Nov 24 07:36:48 2009 (4B0B38B0)
Logitech Keyboard
Driver Reference Table - LGBusEnum.sys

LGVirHid.sys Tue Nov 24 07:36:48 2009 (4B0B38B0)
Logitech Gamepanel Virtual HID Device Driver
Driver Reference Table - LGVirHid.sys

NTIOLib_X64.sys Wed Oct 20 12:45:49 2010 (4CBE901D)
MSI Afterburner driver (known BSOD issues with Windows) Also found to be a part of MSI Live Update 5
Driver Reference Table - NTIOLib_X64.sys

rtl8192Ce.sys Tue Jul 12 10:09:44 2011 (4E1BC908)
Realtek RTL8192CE Wireless LAN PCI-E NIC[br]Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter[br]Other Realtek wifi adapters use this same driver[br]
Driver Reference Table - rtl8192Ce.sys

Perform a clean install of a driver following: How to Clean Left ... Read more

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Using WinXP SP3 - have home-built AMD based system. System freezes (no response from keyboard or mouse) when computer left on overnight. Have not noticed this behavior if left on for same period for during day (maybe because it gets rebooted in the morning?)
Am using Avast Antivirus which is updated every day. Ran a full system scan and found no problems.
Ran Malware Bytes after updating - full scan - no problems.
Thought it might be a hardware problem (bios battery?) but don't know how to tell.
It is a minor annoyance, but if it is an indication of a larger problem beginning, I'd like to nip it in the bud.
Any help, much appreciated.

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CPU: Intel Core i5 3.2GHZ
GPU: Integrated Intel? HD Graphics
RAM: DDR3 4GB (2X2)
PSU: 240W
DISK: 160GB Sata

BSOD occured on 28/01/16 at 02:39 while PC was left on overnight. Would appreciate if someone could advise a possible root cause for this and if anything can be done to avoid a future BSOD which incurred data loss.

Thanks in advance

A:BSOD while PC left on overnight, error 0x00000001

Run the dm log collector again and upload a new zip, the current attached zip misses several important files.

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We have about 15 computers within our network that freeze if left on overnight. When you come in you will see the screen saver moving (i've tried turning
screen saver off as well), but as soon as you hit CTRL-ALT-DEL, the screen saver freezes and you have to do a hard shutdown, then power on the PC. They are all running windows 7 32bit. They are all Dell PC's, but various models. The strange thing is, if you
restart the PC right before you walk out the door, it will not freeze the next morning. I have turned off all sleep & hibernation, settings. I have tried with screen savers on and off. i have updated all hardware drivers. I have uninstalled all USB ports
and reinstalled. I have removed all external hard drives, thumb drives, speakers, etc.  I've ran chkdsk, scannow sfc. All PC's have Trend Micro installed from a server level and scans have been run on all these PC's. I've also run malware bytes on all
the PC's.  I've run windows updates on all the PC's. The issues seems to have started last fall and more and more PC's are falling victim. Any help or suggestions is greatly appreciated.

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New computer, I had just re-installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64, and I'm receiving random BSOD's (both Page_Fault_in_nonpaged_area & Memory_management) errors, which requires me to restart. Was having BSOD's previously, which prompted me to try re-installing Windows from scratch. It seems to happen without much warning or provocation.

Can you please help me determine if this is a hardware issue, driver issue, or a software issue? I've attached the zip from the SF_Diagnostics program.


A:Random BSOD's on new Windows 7 install, even when left overnight

Welcome aboard.

► You need to run Disc Check, as there is NTFS corruption.
Reseat the sata and power.
Run chkdsk /f/r, following the option two of the tutorial Disk Check
Seatool for dos: SeaTools | Seagate download
Burn it in a blank cd. boot from the CD, click on "Accept", wait for it to finish detecting the drives, then in the upper left corner select "Basic Tests", then select "Long Test" and let it run.
► There is filmgr.sys corruption too, usually caused by Antivirus programs.
Uninstall AVG, and install Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows
► Uninstall the following things:

Start Menu\Programs\ASUS Public:Start Menu\Programs\ASUS Public
Start Menu\Programs\ASUS\ASUSUpdate Public:Start Menu\Programs\ASUS\ASUSUpdate Public
Start Menu\Programs\ASUS\EPU-4 Engine Public:Start Menu\Programs\ASUS\EPU-4 Engine Public
Start Menu\Programs\ASUS\GPU NOS Public:Start Menu\Programs\ASUS\GPU NOS Public
Start Menu\Programs\ASUS\PC Probe II Public:Start Menu\Programs\ASUS\PC Probe II Public
Start Menu\Programs\ASUS\TurboV Public:Start Menu\Programs\ASUS\TurboV Public
Start Menu\Programs\Catalyst Control Center Public:Start Menu\Programs\Catalyst Control Center Public
► Update ATI display driver:

Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\atikmpag.sys (, 184.00 KB (188,416 bytes), 2/10/2010 9:11 PM)
Let us know the results.

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I left my laptop on overnight and I didnt know that an update was going to be installed. I tried to turn it on this morning and it didnt boot up. I tried to take the battery out and plug it on then turn it on but that didnt work. When the charger is plugged in there is an orange light to show that it is working.

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I brought my computer over to my friends house yesterday. played it, worked fine, packed it up, drove home. Was too lazy to take it out of the car at 2am last night so i left it till this morning. it got to around freezing last night in maryland. Now, i just took it out, and its booting up very oddly. It sometimes boots in a different way, but generally it starts up, goes to that temporary blue screen with the HP logo (its an HP pavillion)and the 4 different F11,12,etc keys. then it goes to the Microsoft loading screen with the broken-up green bar at the bottom showing its loading the OS. BUT THEN it goes to a black screen telling me the software failed to load, and to select windows recovery, or start up normally. starting up normally brings me to a black screen of nothing but i can move the mouse around. windows recovery---

i just looked at the blue screen windows recovery was giving me on my other coputer (i type this on my moms laptop)for the past 20 min i was typing this, and it seems to have FINALY loaded the recovery thing after 20-30 min. I thought it would just stay at the blank blue screen with the mouse but after 15 min it loaded the visual of recovery manager on the screen--but no menu options i could select, everything else was blank. and i just checked it now another 15 min later and its actually loaded the whole thing. So i guess ill be back if recovery doesnt fix anyting!

oh yea my OS
64bit vista
HP pavillion
Q6600 quad core intel cpu
sapphire ATI 6950GP... Read more

A:left computer in car overnight, was working fine at friends house, now it just bluescreens??

welp, i just clicked on system recovery, i thought it was the system restore thing where it restores your computer to a certain point in time, but it was the one where it formats your harddrive and puts it back to its original factory condition. not what i wanted to do as i stare at the screen and cant cancel a thing. bleep.

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Hello, this is my first post and I am hopeful that someone will point me in the right direction!

Well, my problem begins with me leaving work early last Thursday and leaving my computer on for my boss to use if he need to sub in for me. The computer was left on and it went into stand by, since I got this computer 5 months ago it has never been left on or running for more than 10hrs and I have always shut it down before going home. The following day, Friday morning, I "woke" it up and it was running very slowly. It has since been very sluggish opening different programs and having more than one page/tab open in either Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
My biggest issue is with my browsers, normally I can have Google Chrome running at the least 5 tabs/pages open, now only 2 tabs/pages open at a time and it will keep the pages on a constant reload it never goes "idle". If I try to open a 3rd tab it will take forever to load portions of a page. For work I need to keep an open portal/program running of our servers, plus 3 additional web portals so this is a pretty annoying problem for me.

This is what I have done to try and clear up a "jam":
* Un-installed and Re-installed Google Chrome
* Cleared Cache, cookies, browsing history...etc.
* Msconfig to see if there was anything there that might help if disabled (nope)
* Disk Clean-up
* and updated my Windows Vista just in case

I am fresh out of Ideas any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Dell left powered on overnight now loads and runs programs and browsers very slowly

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Hi! As the title said i left the laptop charging a batterypack overnight and now i can't start it. Confirmed that the charger is working by multimeter.. Ive had it plugged in for a few hours no result which makes me suspect the battery,, but the charger should bypass the faulty battery no?  Im at a loss of what to do here, opened it and was tempted to remove the battery to see if the charger would bypass the battery since the battery warranty period is over but i didnt dare to since in my mind it makes any warranty void - feel free to correct me.  Any thoughts would be greatly appriciated.. a lot hangs on getting it running.  If you need any more info just let me know and ill supply it to the best of my ability.   EDIT: forgot to mention thst the laptop was plugged in during the night. 

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Lately my laptops fans have been turning at full speed for 2 minutes, and then quiet again for 2 minutes, I have noticed this happens even when my laptop is under low load (CPU, RAM, etc. - 10%). I downloaded a fan control app and noticed that my right fan changes it's speed in accordance to my target speed, while the left fan keeps going on and off randomly.Is there any way I can reset my left fan, or just make sure that it behaves normally again?

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Lately my laptops fans have been turning at full speed for 2 minutes, and then quiet again for 2 minutes, I have noticed this happens even when my laptop is under low load (CPU, RAM, etc. - 10%). I downloaded a fan control app and noticed that my right fan changes it's speed in accordance to my target speed, while the left fan keeps going on and off randomly.Is there any way I can reset my left fan, or just make sure that it behaves normally again?

A:Aspire VN7-591G left fan unresponsive

Hi, I don't know if it will work but you can give a try. Turn off the notebook and on the back there is a small pinhole where  you need to insert a paperclip into the hole and press for four seconds. This will simulate the removal and reinstall of the battery. It could also somehow reset the Embedded controller, but I am not sure.

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Hi, guys.

I'm new here, and I have a strange problem. I don't know if it's my OS, my video card, or whatever. Hopefully, you guys will be able to tell me . . .

When I leave my PC idle for about 30 minutes, the screen goes black and stays that way as if the PC has crashed. I move the mouse about and hit the keys on the keyboard, but nothing works: the screen just stays black. In fact, even the little lights on the keyboard (e.g., the Caps Lock light) don't work. Everything just dies.

Whenever this weird crash thingy happens, I have to reboot my PC, after which everything starts to work again. It happens every time I leave the PC idle. It also happened once when I tried to play a video.

I've had the PC for a few years. It's never done this before. The problem's not being caused by any settings.

My OS is XP Pro, and I'm using Service Pack 3. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

A:When Left Idle, Screen Goes Blank & Everything Becomes Unresponsive

Any ideas, guys?

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When I left click I sometimes have to click the button several times for it to respond. The right click works perfectly - there are no problems with it.
Naturally I tried switching the primary and secondary buttons in the 'Mouse' options, but the problem remains - the left click (right mouse button) is unresponsive, just as the left mouse button was before I switched them (the right click still works perfectly with the left mouse button).

This same problem persists with several different mouses, so I am sure the problem isn't the mouse itself.

I recently formatted and reinstalled Windows XP Media Center and I'm not sure if that is where the problem began.

My PS/2 Compatible Mouse driver details reads: "File version 5.1.2600.2180(xpsp_sp2.rtm.040803-2158"

What steps do you recommend me taking? Are there any additional information you would like to have?
Please write some simple instructions when asking for information which might be hard to find, to avoid the cause for me to post "how" and having to wait for a delayed period of time to find out how to provide you with the information you require.

Thank you very much.

Sorry for posting a reply so soon, but I am not able to find any way to edit my previous post.

It should be noted that I have also tried using a graphics tablet instead of a mouse and it works perfectly. So, again, the problem only affects mouses and seems to be software related. I have installed the latest up... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Mouse Left Click Is Unresponsive

have you tried a usb mouse

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I've had this problem before and had a replacement, but in the replaced machine the problem came back. Especially when pressing the button all the way on the left side it is sometimes unresponsive even though it makes a clicking noise. But sometimes it works, so maybe it is caused by dust? Is anyone else having this problem?

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First let me say, I rarely leave my 8.1 system running all night as I generally switch off before bed.

On the FEW occasions I leave the system running all night I always get the "Your computer is low on memory" warning.

For instance, yesterday my software RAID mirror was "Re-synchronizing" and I wanted it to complete syncing so I left it running. NOTHING was running except Disk Manager. I closed down everything else. No browser, no Skype, no directory utility, no paint, no uTorrent....

Sure enough when I woke up this morning there it was....

A few days ago I wanted a couple of torrents to keep downloading so I kept the desktop running. Again NOTHING else was running and in the morning there it was....

I have 16Gb of memory and my pagefile.sys is 42Gb. My OS disc is a 250Gb SSD. I have set my system to hibernate after 5 hours idle. I have set the screen/display to sleep after 30 minutes.

The system isn't asleep when I wake as moving the mouse immediately brings the display back on line. Checking Task Manager shows NO memory hogs.

What I suspect is (please feel free to confirm or deny this suspicion), after 5 hours the hibernation process denies access to memory requests or something?

The strange thing is millions of people on 8.1 must leave their systems running all night but I have seen no mention of this behaviour.

Comments anyone?

A:Running out of memory when running overnight.

Check the task manager next time it happens and see if anything obvious is hogging RAM.

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hey guys,
please help me as this problem is screewing me up.

when ever i click the left mouse button to open any file or programs,it doesnot respond.After clicking it for 8 or nine times then it responds.others all the keys of the the keyboard and the right mouse button are working fine..please help me how to get thru this problem..in short to say left mouse click is unresponsive.have to click 8,9 times to open up something

thanks in advance

PS:the problem even arises when i start the pc in safe mode.i did disk clean up,tune up,everything which i expected to help but it DIDNOT help.so please guys help me

A:.URGENT help neeede.Left mouse Button click becoming very unresponsive

Is this a laptop touchmouse? Or a normal mouse with a cord?

If mouse with cord:does this mouse work if attached to another machine?
does another mouse work if attached to your system?

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Was running [email protected] overnight and saw it crashed when I woke up.

WhoCrashed report below along with .zip info

On Sun 3/15/2015 5:14:58 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\031515-16687-01.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x1509A0)
Bugcheck code: 0x9F (0x3, 0xFFFFE0009B85E880, 0xFFFFF8027AE5F960, 0xFFFFE0009FD79010)
file path: C:\Windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT Kernel & System
Bug check description: This bug check indicates that the driver is in an inconsistent or invalid power state.
This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.
The crash took place in the Windows kernel. Possibly this problem is caused by another driver that cannot be identified at this time.

On Sun 3/15/2015 5:14:58 AM GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\memory.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: ntkrnlmp.exe (nt!KeBugCheckEx+0x0)
Bugcheck code: 0x9F (0x3, 0xFFFFE0009B85E880, 0xFFFFF8027AE5F960, 0xFFFFE0009FD79010)
Bug check description: This bug check indicates that the driver is in an inconsistent or invalid power state.
This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.
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A:BSOD running [email protected] Overnight

Disable Startup items.
Uninstall software related to drivers in red (except Logitech and nVidia)

Disable nVidia Streaming Kernel Service in services.msc

wdcsam64.sys Wed Apr 16 10:39:08 2008 (4805BB2C)

wdcsam64.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

WinRing0x64.sys Sat Jul 26 15:29:37 2008 (488B26C1)

WinRing0x64.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

LGBusEnum.sys Tue Nov 24 02:36:48 2009 (4B0B38B0)
Logitech Keyboard

LGVirHid.sys Tue Nov 24 02:36:48 2009 (4B0B38B0)
Logitech Gamepanel Virtual HID Device Driver

npf.sys Fri Jun 25 18:50:58 2010 (4C24DE72)

npf.sys - this driver hasn't been added to the DRT as of this run. Please search Google/Bing for the driver if additional information is needed.

AsUpIO.sys Tue Aug 3 04:47:59 2010 (4C57835F)
ASUS hardware monitoring software related

ASUSFILTER.sys Tue Sep 20 17:46:33 2011 (4E78B559)
ASUS USB Hub filter driver

tap0901.sys Thu Nov 24 19:50:27 2011 (4ECE91F3)
TAP-Win32 Adapter V9 or[br]OpenVPN driver or COMODO
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/d... Read more

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This began about six months ago. I picked up my laptop and it was unresponsive and the red logo lights was blinking. I forced shutdown with the power button and restarted it. When it was back on I could get power but no data transfer from any usb ports, the touch screen didn't work, and if i let it sleep it automatically went unresponsive with the same error light. I checked for viruses. None. I updated all possible drivers. Nothing. I even restored my computer to factory settings and reinstalled windows. Nada. I use it heavily for school, so I haven't had time to send it in for warranty. One day, I turned it on and everything worked again. Wonderful. A couple days later I opened it and it was back to its previous state. PLEASE HELP

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Windows 7 x64
Original operation system
2 year old - Gateway NV59C66u
2 year old OS (have not reinstalled)

My laptop will have a BSOD when I have several tabs open in Firefox. Also if the computer is left running overnight, every morning I awake to a non-functional computer. The screen never turns on and nothing is happening. The HDD indicator light is constantly on when this happens. Attached is the past 5 dump reports.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:BSOD when multitasking and running overnight

Your latest crash was caused by SafeConnect. Your crash reports were incomplete, so that is the best I can do. Remove the SafeConnect software.

If you need help, please follow the http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html and make sure the tool finishes gathering all information.

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Ew! Its stuck to my boot! Before I was FINE playing WOW (windowed) and IMing on AIM and Yahoo, and having a few web browsers open with NO PROBLEM! Now this thing is running like sludge

II've run a CCleaner, SuperAntiSpyware and the old Trend I have on here and nothings coming up.....booo Help please??

It also downloaded SP2, but wouldnt let me install it now? WTF?

Almost forgot...Toshiba lappy with Vista SP1

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:24:55 AM, on 7/2/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TMAS_OE\TMAS_OEMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.toshibadirect.com/dpdstart
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A:Overnight went from running fine to SLUDGE!


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My specs:
MSI 870-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
Athlon II X4 630 Quad CPU
ATi Radeon 5850 Video Card
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066

Didn't have much else running, I had an external plugged in and a wireless headset usb reciever as well.

A:BSOD Overnight, VLC Running only. Minidump Attached

It is caused by MagicIso.

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

BugCheck 4E, {7, 22a6bd, 1, 0}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for mcdbus.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for mcdbus.sys
Probably caused by : mcdbus.sys ( mcdbus+368fe )

Followup: MachineOwner
Uninstall MagicIso, and let us know the result.

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For the past year I've been randomly waking up to my logon screen, and once I log on it says that " Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown ", and I remember seeing somewhere that it was because the video driver failed? I've recently updated to the most recent video driver and it still happens. And just recently, after attempting to run the Windows Experience Index, it says it was unable to complete because it couldn't measure the video playback. And after that, things graphic wise just start crashing until a bluescreen appears ( Firefox goes black, things freeze, computer gets really slow at loading things and it also gets really quiet).

A:Random BSODs overnight aswell as after running the WEI

Please follow steps outlined here to get BSOD help:


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i left my computer running last night downloading 2 games though Steam, when i got up it was off, unexpected shutdown. This has been happening a lot and Ive been trying to fix it but not sure what causing it. i deleted all the logs before i walked away from computer before bed, no mini dump was created or in the LiveKernelReports\WATCHDOG folder. I'm lost on the cause and I'm not sure what i need to do.

A:Computer wont stay running overnight

is it overheating?
you might try watching the temps could be thermal shutdown which isnt good
u might try useinghwmonitor to keep an eye on your temps

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Hello people of seven forums. I've recently made a new computer, with these specs:

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
CPU: AMD FX-8320
Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 R2.0
Memory: 8 GB GeIL DRAGON 1600 (2x4GB)
Graphics Card: Sapphire R9 280X Dual-X
Hard Drives: 1 TB Internal Seagate Barracuda, 1 TB Seagate External
PSU: Corsair VS550 80+ Gold
Case: Sentry GS-6000
Coolin: DeepCool GAMMAXX 300
WiFi adapter: D-Link DWA-510

Although the problem is related to this computer, I think I need to backup a little, since my external HDD has been experiencing problems for a long time.

About 10 months ago, I was running Windows 7 x64 on my old computer. The Windows was experiencing problems so I decided to upgrade to Windows 8. I did so, and ever since, I'd been experiencing problems with ownership/permissions on the external HDD. I unhooked it while installing the Windows, just to be sure. Anyway, I did fix some of these problems, but I would still run into some files that I couldn't modify. Anyway, after getting this new build, I decided to move some of the stuff from the ext HDD to the new internal one since it was getting full. I moved about 130 GB of data, but it crashed at the end of the moving because of the said permissions, it couldn't delete some of the leftover files. I had to pull out the device and I spent several minutes minutes fixing it (changing permissions/ownership, etc) on occasion it would just crash when opening the folder. Also, on the old comput... Read more

A:BSOD when running bittorrent overnight/possible related ext HDD issues

I have read your previous threads and I think we should start from square one and work from there.
Please complete this by Brink and post here the result log.

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

Could you also let us know what security programs you are using or have ever used.

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Woke up this morning to the BSOD. Nothing was running. Hoping you can help.

A:BSOD happened overnight No Activity No programs running at the time

BSOD was caused by the Atheros NIC driver, update this driver by downloading the latest version from the manufacturer's website
You can find individual driver updates here
ATHEROS drivers for Microsoft Windows (Atheros?????)

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
Arg1: 0000000000000028, memory referenced
Arg2: 0000000000000002, IRQL
Arg3: 0000000000000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
Arg4: fffff880014a1650, address which referenced memory

Debugging Details:
READ_ADDRESS: GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from fffff80002eb6100


ndis! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+15dd
fffff880`014a1650 8b4728 mov eax,dword ptr [rdi+28h]




PROCESS_NAME: Syst... Read more

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Hello, Recently bought a Lenovo Yoga 330 laptop. Have noticed that the spacebar has some issues with responsiveness, specifically isolated to the left hand side. If I press the key on the right-hand side, it doesn't have any issues registering a key press. However, at the extremities of the left hand side of the space bar, a press on the space bar doesn't register a press. This affects approximately 1/5 (one-fifth) or 20% of the left hand side of the keyboard. I thought I'd post here to see if other Yoga 330's are having the same issue or if this issue is isolated to my own laptop. Has anyone managed to fix this issue themselves? To me it seems like the bar which goes across the spacebar hasn't been properly installed. Estimated turn around was around 5-14 days and I don't want to send my laptop away to get back a laptop with the exact same issue. If anyone can reproduce this issue on their Yoga 330, that would be handy so I know not to bother sending it away.

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My laptop is running slow and freezing once again. I don't download torrents and i am always careful to the best of my ability but regardless, it is still really slow and unresponsive at times. I need help removing whatever harmful files are on my laptop. I use it for work as well so using it at the moment is just a nightmare. Any help giving, I will be so so grateful for. Thanks in advance!!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 20:03:17, on 24/02/2013
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16464)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WNDA3200\WNDA3200WPSMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\HpqToaster.exe
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A:Laptop running slow and unresponsive!!

bump - would really appreciate some help guys

many thanks in advance

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My WinXP system is very unresponsive and grown worse over the past several weeks. In preparation for FiOS install, I was working to clean it up - but it hasn't been successful.

In the past ( 3 years or so) I was able to recover and repair it, but some Malware appears to have taken hold! Inserted below is the HijackThis scan.

Any insight or direction would be helpful.

The PC has two accounts (Parents, Kids).
It did seem to get worse when I installed a typing practice program for my son, about 2 weeks ago - coincidence?

I had a 'adult site' malware that had shown up somehow -and was appeared tied to the Forbes.com Investigation alert . I ran my standard scans, Spybot, and the Ad-aware - it cleared the porn issue - but there are now still some items that attmept to open when the PC starts, but cannot locate things in the registry (I think).

This scan is from the Parents account - it's the one we ususally run the PC with. I have recently (1-2 weeks) applied some updated patches from Msft - mostly for security of course.

Thank you in advance for any help.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:09:55 PM, on 6/14/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
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A:Windows XP running dog-slow / unresponsive

CAn anyone suggest some steps to take for this PC? It continuest to be very sluggish when running programs as well as strange internet access times.

Thanks in advance

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Running Firefox 41.02
Shockwave version 19.0

This error message occurs regularly on www.tennis.com
Then for about two minutes I can't do anything in Firefox. Eventually if I click 'stop script' about four times I eventually can close the page.

Please provide me with all the steps needed to correct this. Thanks.

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I hope I am posting this in the correct forum...
I have been having trouble with my laptop for a while now. Sometimes it responds just fine, but sometimes it won't respond when I try to click on something or scroll through a page. The cursor will turn to the circle just spinning round and round like its thinking. Then the screen will become what I can only explain as a whitewashed effect. I can still see everything, but it looks like someone has put a translucent white filter over the screen. Usually if I just wait it will clear up after a couple minutes, but a lot of times it will just happen over and over. I frequently have to use control/alt/delete and just restart. Firefox also crashes quite frequently. (a few times a day) A couple days ago I downloaded a few fonts from the site dafont which I was assured was safe, but all these problems seem to be happening even more now. I'm not sure if the two things are related.

I had someone look at my laptop for me, but he couldn't find anything wrong. He couldn't even get it to recreate the issue.

I am on a very limited budget and I just don't have the money to take it in to be looked at or buy a new one. Because of medical issues I'm not able to get out of the house much so my laptop is my main source of communication and entertainment.

I would really appreciate anyone willing to help me.

A:firefox running slow, unresponsive, crashing

Do a System Restore prior to the Dafont download. The spinning, grayout is a common Vista problem. Try a disc cleanup: Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disc Cleanup. For your FF problem, read this: The Importance of Profiles

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Hello, I trying to repair a Sony Vaio vgn-ns20e running Vista home premium for a neighbor which is pretty well unresponsive, on startup the system shows the Vaio splash screen and shows no further progress until it displays 'Windows loading files' the screen goes blank and then it displays the 'Startup Repair' option, I select this but nothing happens. I then removed one of the memory modules and ran memtest with no errors, I then repeated this with the other module, again no errors. I switched off and started up again and after a while up pops the 'start windows normally' or 'select startup repair', I select startup repair,after about 45mins it completed the test and displayed -System Volume on disk was corrupted, system performed Chdsk /r, I shut down and restarted, but no difference. I then loaded Ubuntu and ran a check on the hard drive which showed 'Disk has a few bad sectors', there was also a recovery partition, so I shut down, restarted and pressed alt-F10 to recover the system, but got no response whatsoever. From this I am presuming that the hard drive is well stuffed, unless anyone has any other ideas???

A:Unresponsive Sony Vaio running Vista premium

Maybe try a clean install? When all else fails, thats what I do.

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PROBLEM: I have a Dell Desktop, with Windows XP Professional installed. Having problems loading IE, and slow to load any pages even though I have Cox High Speed internet. Computer states I am running 7 programs in background, and do not know exactly what Virus/Malware was previously installed, or if they are even active. Isn't there an issue running certain virus/malware programs with certain operating systems? Is it best to not use IE? better to use Google Chrome? If not, what version of IE should I be using, and what Virus software? Lastly, I have a wireless router, but a desktop computer now, vs. the laptop I had before. - Question-what should I do in order to not have a cord running all the way through my house to hook up to the modem? what is the cheapest-fastest resolution?

I've been without a computer for about 5 months. Desperate to get back to work & online, my sister gave me her old Dell desktop computer with XP Professional installed on it. I wondered why she was not using it anymore and now I know. It's because it runs so slow that even though I have Cox highspeed internet, it loads pages as if I am logging on with dial-up. I went into her programs and seen that there was a bunch of poker games, and music crap, etc. on the computer. I deleted a few of them, but there is all these other things on here that I don't know if they are needed or not. My sister had seperate loggins for her, my niece, and my mother. I don't have the p... Read more

A:Windows XP Pro - Virus/Malware - Unresponsive, to many programs running

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It started with just youtube and firefox not working properly. For example I could not pause a video or adjust the volume. I tried Chrome but that was worse, I could not even go to a new tab. VLC Media player refused to pause. Cubase 6 was not showing any recent projects and refused to peform various functions.

I went to check if I had a virus but by then my computer was to unresponsive to even press 'scan'

What has happened? and any ideas on how to fix it?

EDIT: Everything works fine in Safe Mode

A:Issues with software, windows unresponsive/not running correctly

Probably a virus or trojan.

Install malwarebytes antimalware in safe mode with networking, update and scan.
Then use Dr web, cureit to scan for viruses.

That's basically what i do, but no guarantee though. Better prepare for complete installation again :/

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