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Q: General state of computer usage.

I am 82 years old & my first computer was a Tandy Radio Shack TRS 80! It was great! It had 2-5 1/4 floppy drives. Input was with a cassette recorder. ThE OS was "Basic". I was King of all input & output! No virsus, Bloatware, only bugs that were mine & I had to sort them out! I wrote great programs in the "Spaghette" language. Very important programs!!
Now we are at apoint where every body is trying to "Hack", "Pop Up" you, give you a "Virus" Sell you Vagra, Penus enhancement, & porn sites.
I dare not "download anything" Even if you pay for it, in fear it will not do what you were told it would do or not install because of a conflict with other software.
Case in point, The Adobe "Cannot Open File %APPDATA%. The old 1606 error that everybody knows about & nobody fixes it.
I BOUGHT McAfee Anti Virus software. The software program is excellant, here comes "the sting in the tail". It also includes "McAffe Online Backup".
Of course It installed automatically. I filled out what was to be backed up & when.

Very shortly I received an error "You Quota has been exceeded !"
What quota!! What program created the error! Not a clue!

Finally I deduced that it was the McAffe online backup. I clicked on the Online Backup Icon & it went to a website That stated "You have exceeded your quota" please increse your quota to xxxgb for $95." Or something like that, I was seeing red about that time. Ther is no way of uninstalling this unwanted software that I paid for. I still get the "Quota" error, Adobe "Update" pop up that creates the "1606" error, The "Update Checker" pop up, Etc. Afetr about 5 or 6 pop ups, I can use my computer!! No way to cancel the POP UPS & ERRORS!!!! Sorry for my Rant I am about to quit what used to be a pleasureable expirence. It comes down to GREED!!

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I get the BSOD randomly; computer can be on for 5 mins or 5 hours.

Error message i get is:

***stop: 0x00000101(0x0000000000000019,0x0000000000000000,0xFFFFF8806ZFB180,0X0000000000000006)

Collecting data for crash dump...
Initializing dist for crash dump...
Begining dump of physical memory
Dumping physical memory to disk: 10

Please see attached dump file for exact details.

Thanks in advance.

A:BSOD General Computer Usage.


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Occurs not on daily basis but often enough to be annoying, need help figuring it out

A:BSOD General Computer Usage, cdd.dll

First and foremost you need to update Windows to Service Pack 1 via Windows Updates.
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
OS Version: 6.1.7600 N/A Build 7600
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
Registered Owner: Tt Level10 GamePC
Registered Organization:
Product ID: 00371-OEM-9045863-67398
Original Install Date: 23/10/2013, 2:46:08 PM
System Boot Time: 24/06/2015, 3:40:06 PM
System Manufacturer: MSI
System Model: MS-7752
System Type: x64-based PC
Processor(s): 1 Processor(s) Installed.
[01]: Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~4101 Mhz
BIOS Version: American Megatrends Inc. V17.1, 11/07/2013

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I recently ordered a new PC from an online company after my other PC broke (they replaced the whole PC besides the old PSU and transferred all the HDD information to a new one), the PC worked well for about a month and recently it's started having BSODs, which leads me to believe it's driver related or maybe due to a program I have installed.

Is Windows 7 . . .
- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ?
- the original installed OS on the system?
Windows 7 is the only one that's been installed on the system
- an OEM or full retail version?
It was purchased from a company online that built the PC for me then sent it, so I guess full retail?

- What is the age of system (hardware)?
The hardware is new as it's a recently bought PC
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?)
3 years now, I had a PC before with the same OS, I just transfered it to a new one

System Specs:
AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1055T Processor
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-880GMA-UD2H
Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
4.00 GB RAM
(1) Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 ATA Device (2) Multiple Card Reader USB Device
(1) AMD High Definition Audio Device
ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

If included the DMPs of the last few crashes, if I have done anything wrong or you need more information please tell me, and thank you for taking your time to help.

A:Random BSODs during gaming and general computer usage.

Nice post Dandy 621
These crashes were caused by memory corruption/exception (Cx05) probably a driver.
Please run these two tests to verify your memory and find which driver is causing the problem.

* If you are overclocking anything reset to default before running these tests.
In other words STOP!!!

* If you have a Raid update its Driver.


*Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder or another ISO burning program. Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

*Boot from the CD, and leave it running for at least 5-7 passes.

Just remember, any time Memtest reports errors, it can be either bad RAM or a bad motherboard slot.

Test the sticks individually, and if you find a good one, test it in all slots.

Any errors are indicative of a memory problem.

If a known good stick fails in a motherboard slot it is probably the slot.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Driver Verifier

Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition.
Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is.
But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver.
Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows.
If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verifier.

I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise.
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My Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd Gen OLED laptop is recently out of warranty and an intermittent problem that began some months before the warranty ran out is now a consistent one. The screen does not display the Lenovo logo on boot but just has bands of multicolored static across the screen - exactly like the problem another user describes in this YouTube video: https://youtu.be/3Fg764UIJUo On checking around the web and in many fora (including this one), this seems to be a pretty systemic problem with their OLED displays. Has anyone been in touch with their State Attorney General office about the problem? I will contact Lenovo tech support to get a quote but this seems like something Lenovo should recall and fix.

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I don't use Explorer just firefox but I notice on task manager that is often using small amounts of CPU time and its mem usage often changes right now its at 47,000

Is this normal??

thx in advance

A:General IE usage

is this the mem usage for IE, or for firefox. Alittle bit of confusion.

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Hey, i've been having alot of problems with my computer lately, its a HP pavilion 06. It has never had any problems untill recently. I normally dont download alot of stuff, and when i do, I make sure its virus free. About 2 weeks ago, I got a virus, and within 5 minutes i got it off my computer, but it already did alot of damage. I did 4 system restores, but it still isnt back to normal.Sometimes svchost.exe will cap my cpu usage at 100% and lock up my computer. And if i end the task, it will turn my audio for my computer, besides the programs that are already running. and sometimes winlogon.exe will go to 50% cpu usage and lag my computer, hard core. And if none of that happens, the cpu usage will just spike every 20 seconds or so, between 15-40% when no other programs are running. here is a list of the active programsI have installed the patch that is sapost to fix the svchost.exe error... but it didnt work, and i've been all over the web looking for a solution. but it seems i have 3 problems in 1. I know its not a virus, and i know its not a registry error. It would be great to have any help at all, i'm just starting to get frustrated... thank you, honestly, for even reading this. I'm just in need of a little help.PS, i can post HiJack This log if you want me to. any help would be GREATLY appreciated

A:CPU usage and a few general problems.

May I ask:

How much RAM does your HP have? What processor does it have? I do not believe this is a Malware/Virus issue, but more of a Physical issue.

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Is it possible to allow two computers in seperate states to be part of a private network?

I have my own home network a desktop and lap top at home. I live in Washington and my mothers desktop is in Colorado, plus she has a laptop that travels.

Is there any way to allow these 4 computers to be on there own private network to allow file sharing and xfering?

My desktop has Vista, Laptop has XP,
Hers both have Vista.


A:networking my computer in one state to family's computer in another state

Originally Posted by JoryLee

Is it possible to allow two computers in seperate states to be part of a private network?

I have my own home network a desktop and lap top at home. I live in Washington and my mothers desktop is in Colorado, plus she has a laptop that travels.

Is there any way to allow these 4 computers to be on there own private network to allow file sharing and xfering?

My desktop has Vista, Laptop has XP,
Hers both have Vista.



Private network. NO, sharing files etc yes. Its a lot of work, and there are easier ways to do it. Can you give us more specifics about what you need to do?



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Second Try: I tried to post this earlier, but i cant find it in Network & Sharing so i thought i would try this again. If this is a double post i appoligize.


Is it possible to allow two computers in seperate states to be part of a private network?

I have my own home network a desktop and lap top at home. I live in Washington and my mothers desktop is in Colorado, plus she has a laptop that travels.

Is there any way to allow these 4 computers to be on there own private network to allow file sharing and xfering?

My desktop has Vista, Laptop has XP,
Hers both have Vista.


A:networking my computer in one state to family's computer in another state

Originally Posted by JoryLee

Second Try: I tried to post this earlier, but i cant find it in Network & Sharing so i thought i would try this again. If this is a double post i appoligize.


Is it possible to allow two computers in seperate states to be part of a private network?

I have my own home network a desktop and lap top at home. I live in Washington and my mothers desktop is in Colorado, plus she has a laptop that travels.

Is there any way to allow these 4 computers to be on there own private network to allow file sharing and xfering?

My desktop has Vista, Laptop has XP,
Hers both have Vista.


I will tell you the same thing I did before. Private network, maybe but expensive and requires lots of work.

You can however share files, and even control the other computers using an app called team viewer.

Hope this helps


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Why does my computer take so long to perform simple functions such as opening a word document or launch a program? Can take anywhere from 30 second to 5 minutes, while in Task Manager the CPU Usage is 2%, and Commit Charge is 577/3939M. I mean I expect slowdown when I'm running the CPU up to like 60-70% (almost never happens) and doing a ton of things, but when I'm not running anything else I can't see what's slowing me down.

36 Background processes running, about 15 of them are SYSTEM, 2 are applications I have open, 7 or 8 soundcard-related, 3 for videocards and 3 for network controller. Of the remaining, nothing seems very suspicious.

I've obviously scanned for virus/spyware, all clear there.

I'm using:
AMD 64X2 4400+ 2.2GHz
2 GB of RAM
HD is a typical Western Digital 7200 RPM SATA, 250gb capacity about 80gb free right now.

A:General Question about Memory Usage

its proberly because you have used almost 170GB what you can do is defrag the disk that should hopefully speed up processes

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A few weeks ago I encountered a BSOD while doing a backup of an iPhone via iTunes + USB. Since then I've been getting the BSOD a few times a day. I had kernel memory dump on by default and have changed it to minidump for collection. However, there seems to be quite a few files in the minidump folder. I've attached those, update history and driver list. Thanks for any help!
Ran MemtestX86 overnight - 11 passes, no errors
Ran SFC /scannow no errors
Ran Check disk on all drives, scheduled C: on reboot. No errors
System is homebuilt mainly for VMware Workstation. Has solid for nearly 1 year (April 2013) with no issues:Intel Core i7-3770k
16 GB Memory
Gigabyte motherboard GA-Z77X-UD3H
Powercolor HD7750
Corsair 430watt PSU
Cooler Master Hyper 212 CPU cooler
I checked for BIOS update, and best as I could for other driver updates.

A:BSOD during general browsing usage

Hello and welcome stek mate first up you need to run memtest for at least 8 passes unless errors come up straight away.
Run these first in any case if you haven't already



Some system specs would be very handy to know also
System Info - See Your System Specs

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Hey All

Ive been looking around for a TV/Monitor at PCWorld/Comet etc and theres too many comparisons like one TV has 50hz , one has 100hz but then one has a better contrast ratio etc.

I saw this IILYAMA monitor on Misco:


Would this be a good monitor to use my Xbox 360 on ? and would it run in 1080p mode and not 1080i like most of them ?

If not this monitor, is there a good TV/Monitor you could reccomend for me ? Thanks

Budget of 350

A:Looking for a new monitor for gaming/general pc usage :) [UK]

It really does depend on what your mainly going to use it for. As a rule if you want a TV you really need to stick to 100MHz, 50MHz is fine but sometimes on things like football you get an unwanted shadow with the TV trying to catch up with itself.

What your looking at with Iiyama is more of a monitor rather than a TV, I was quite surprised to see the 1ms response time that is very good most are 5ms and you pay quite abite more for 2ms. I would be tempted to check if the description is accurate.

I would recommend any TV made by LG I have had LG flat screens for the past 5 years and they have never failed me. I haev a 24" LG monitor for my PC and a 40" LG TV in my living room!

For 350 at the minute you can get a very nice TV/Monitor, I would stay away from high street shops though and stick to online retailers try ebuyer.com.

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Is Windows 7 . . .
- x64
- Not the original installed OS, the original installed was 32bit Windows Vista Home Premium. After being given the all-clear to upgrade to Windows 7 I did so to 32bit, and then again to Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit, and then back down to my current OS: 64bit Windows 7 Home Premium (with Service Pack 1)

(Each upgrade was a clean install)

- Full Retail Version

- System hardware is about 2-3 years old, graphics card slightly newer
- Have had to clean install a few times due to issues, so less than a year on current OS since last clean install

I have received these errors through general use of my computer. I use my computer for gaming, internet-browsing, work, and as a video and music player. I also run a server for me and my friends for gaming, but my ram and video card memory is never a problem. However, I always have something wrong with my computer and I never know what's wrong.

I'm aware there are a lot of dumps but I would be grateful if I could get a quick response, thanks for your time guys.

If there's any extra information you need feel free to ask

A:BSODs whilst general usage of PC


Remove McAfee from your system.
Download and install Anti-Malware, Virus, Spyware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials
Finish and post back with results.

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I've been running into a BSOD issue that comes up, seemingly at random times. I have yet to find a way to replicate it and it happens when I'm browsing the internet, writing a paper, watching YouTube, etc...

I've attached the .zip as outlined in the BSOD posting instructions.

Whatever help can be offered to help me fix this would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

A:BSOD with general laptop usage.

For Windows 10 you need to be at BSOD Crashes and Debugging - Windows 10 Forums
Windows 8 Help Forums is only for Windows 8 users.

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i have been encountered with BSOD while playing NFS the run and general usage usually i got an BSOD with atikmpag.sys error while playing the game and randomly using the computer is bad pool header i have uninstalled the driver used driversweeper in safe mood to clean the files and reinstalled the latest ATI catalyst 12.6 however the same problem persists i have currently installed the previous version of catalyst 11.7 and the same problem persists.

i would be thank ful if anyone can help me out

PS and my PC works fine in windows xp professional i have never encountered such kind of errors plus i have ran memtest which has detected no errors

A:BSOD while playing NFS the run and general usage


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I have been getting blue screens either when gaming, or just web usage, video playback in MPC-HC (software rendering), pretty much any usage. A week or so ago I did do a memtest 86+ test overnight several passes and no errors. Just 20 minutes ago I had another crash this time playing War Thunder, however my computer "hard locked", just froze no BSOD had to force shutdown. I am honestly at a bit of a loss. The blue screen for Nntoskrnl.exe and win32k.sys was when I had my anti virus installed. I since then removed it to make sure it wasn't causing any issues (ESET Anti-virus).

Some other related history:
I a few weeks ago I reformatted my computer, did a complete reinstall, and only install basic drivers, (except for nVidia and NIC), everything else came through windows update. I reformatted because I was getting consistent blue screens, several times daily, those continued through my reinstall, which I found my bios v1.9 (which was the only this I had changed recently when the issues starting) was causing the problems (I think the BIOS issue was due to the fact I didn't upgrade the Intel management engine firmware), and I am currently using BIOS B which is stock 1.0, which seems to create less problems.

I am not sure if the latest nVidia driver is at fault or if something else is going on here.
Thanks for reading, I hope I can get this resolved. I had a thread about a year ago with other BSoD issues (was related to my AV)

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A:BSoD When gaming or just general usage (web browsing, etc)

I had another bluescreen just now, Driver IRQL not less or equal (was playing war thunder again with some friends), had teamspeak, and IE open at the time

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It's extremely frustrating that there's no general usage instructions for PremierColor and how or why I'd want to use it. I have a 7710 laptop with a 4K UHD display, I wish to use for photo-editing. 
Is there instructions anywhere? 
What I find particularly confusing is the different profiles and why I'd want to use them. 
I always capture in AdobeRGB with my cameras. Then edit in LR and CC in AdobeRGB, and convert to sRGB when saving for .jpg's or web display. 
When I change profiles in PremierColor with an image on the screen, I can see quite obvious changes in the image when switching between the profiles. 
Normally in CC, as I said, I convert from AdobeRGB to sRGB when saving as a .jpg and there's little visible difference in color/tone in  the generated image. 
So I''m totally confused about what PremierColor is supposed to be doing for me and how it will interact when I do display calibration. 
Any help is greatly appreciated. 

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I've been consistently getting random BSODs with driver power state errors recently when using my laptop. This occurs during general use (browsing web, typing word doc, etc) and I've noticed that my BT mouse will usually stop working before it occurs. Attached is the SF diagnostic files. Any help or suggestions would be greatly welcomed.

Thank you in advance!

A:Win 8.1 BSOD during general usage (BT driver issue?)


The issue is very likely your Entech driver - especially if it is for a device that connects via USB.

1: kd> lmvm TVicPort64
start end module name
fffff800`035f1000 fffff800`035f8000 TVicPort64 (deferred)
Image path: \??\C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\TVicPort64.sys
Image name: TVicPort64.sys
Timestamp: Wed Mar 30 05:12:54 2005 (424A6D96)
CheckSum: 00007AD0
ImageSize: 00007000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

So uninstall it by removing all Entech software and hardware from the system.

If you need to, then also remove Saitek software/hardware.

_hid_0738_1710 _hid_0738_1710.sys Tue Apr 16 13:11:20 2013 (516D8638)

Update Realtek card reader driver from Realtek's site:

RtsUVStor RtsUVStor.sys Fri Jun 15 01:43:06 2012 (4FDACB6A)

I would also recommend to uninstall AVG normally, then use the removal too as well. Set Windows Defender and Windows Firewall to Automatic and start them too.


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Hello all :)
Our son recently bought me a new computer, a Dell XPS 8920.  Though I've read about and watched some YouTube vieos, and not being a computer guru, I'm having a difficult time understanding how to set up the OS (C) & D Drive.  I realize you cannot download a ton of programs onto the OS (C) and have to revert to the D Drive.  Especially if one uses a lot of photoshop programs like I do.  I believe I understand you can set up a Folder on the C Drive that will direct to a specific program on the D Drive but, I'll be darned if I can figure out the process?
Anyway, is there a book, something online, I can download so as to understand how this Drive system differs from the standard C Drive when it comes to downloading multiple programs?  What I have found is short on details and seems to presume one knows a lot about computers...which I do not.  I wish the new PC had come with a users manual of some kind.  So, any help will be greatly appreciated so I can finally start using this XPS properly.

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For some time I've been encountering seemingly random, infrequent BSODs, often while just browsing, or watching videos. However in the past few days I've been playing Cities Skylines and it's causing BSODs much more frequently, it's the only game I've played heavily in some time, so I'm not sure if it's the game itself triggering these, or simply the extra stress on the system.

Forcing the GPU fan to run at 100% keeps the GPU temperature within a reasonable range, but it's still blue screening.

For the most recent one, BlueScreenViewer is reporting a KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED caused by cdrom.sys, debug details attached.

A:BSOD playing Cities Skylines and in general usage

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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Hello everyone, this is my first post here so sorry if I've gotten anything wrong.

In a nutshell, around 4/5 weeks ago I was getting a few BSoD's with a different name/error to the one in the title, however these seemed to sort themselves out as I haven't had any of those particular ones since.

Today however, my computer threw 3 BSoD's at me, all with the titled error. I had a look around some other posts with issues similar to mine and decided to update some drivers. During the first driver update (for GFX card), I got another BSoD.

My comp runs very smoothly almost all of the time, although recently I have noticed a slight decrease in speed, many forums are telling me this is to do with memory?

I'm not too technically savvy when it comes to computers, so I'll appreciate any help! Many thanks


- 3 BSoDs, 1st & 2nd whilst playing (different games), 3rd whilst browsing Internet.

A:BSOD irql not less or equal, occuring from general usage of PC

UPDATE: I've installed a bunch of "important" and a few "optional" Windows Updates, and have gone a little easier on my machine today - no BSoDs. However, if anyone does have any idea as to why the initial BSoD(s) were occuring, I'd be so grateful if you could share so that this doesn't happen again!

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I have recently been experiencing several BSOD crashes whilst using my PC and would like some help in fixing this. There appears to be no pattern behind when the BSOD's happen or how they happen, they just appear to happen at random.
The error code for each crash seems to be different, and I've never really dealt with BSOD issues before so I'm not sure how to go about solving this. I have read the forums guidance on this and the requested zip file is attached. Any help in resolving this issue is appreciated. Thank-you.

*Edit: Removing 1 pair of RAM seemed to fix the problem. Thank-you for the help.

A:random BSOD during general PC usage - various error codes.

*Edit: Are you using two different pairs of RAMs?

Size 4096MB
Device Locator ChannelA-DIMM0
Bank Locator BANK 0
Speed 1600MHz
Manufacturer 1315

Size 4096MB
Device Locator ChannelA-DIMM1
Bank Locator BANK 1
Speed 1600MHz
Manufacturer 0215

Size 4096MB
Device Locator ChannelB-DIMM0
Bank Locator BANK 2
Speed 1600MHz
Manufacturer 1315

Size 4096MB
Device Locator ChannelB-DIMM1
Bank Locator BANK 3
Speed 1600MHz
Manufacturer 0215
Please confirm it at first. If it is the fact, remove either set right now and see how it goes. If no problem, OK. If problems continue, proceed with the following .......

First of all, 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 the... Read more

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One of my computers keeps crashing while doing tasks like browsing files on the HDD or surfing the web. I'm attaching a copy of the minidump file. I've looked at the result from the Windows Debugging Tool, but I'm not sure how to read it as it's my first time. I did note the names "fltmgr.sys" and "SearchIndexer" stand out.

I'd like to point out that no new programs were installed prior to the BSOD's and that I've updated all of the drivers that I could find for the motherboard since the BSOD's. I could not get the BIOS to be updated because Gigabyte doesn't seem to have a 64-bit version available. I'm currently running a thorough disk check on the HDD.

Computer spec:
- AMD Athlon II X2 250 Dual Core Processor
- Gigabyte MA785GM-US2H Motherboard
- Western Digital WD5000AAKS Caviar Blue Hard Drive
- Patriot PGS24G6400ELK Gamer Series 4096MB PC6400 DDR2
- OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W Modular PowerSupply

Things I noticed before crashes:
- Internet stops working
- Computer becomes sluggish
- Seems to crash while multi-tasking (multiple windows, downloading+browsing, etc.)
- Windows Update is unable to install SP1 for this machine. It downloads but fails to install.

A:BSOD while general usage (mostly browsing files and Internet)

Quote: Originally Posted by youn

One of my computers keeps crashing while doing tasks like browsing files on the HDD or surfing the web. I'm attaching a copy of the minidump file. I've looked at the result from the Windows Debugging Tool, but I'm not sure how to read it as it's my first time. I did note the names "fltmgr.sys" and "SearchIndexer" stand out.

I'd like to point out that no new programs were installed prior to the BSOD's and that I've updated all of the drivers that I could find for the motherboard since the BSOD's. I could not get the BIOS to be updated because Gigabyte doesn't seem to have a 64-bit version available. I'm currently running a thorough disk check on the HDD.

Computer spec:
- AMD Athlon II X2 250 Dual Core Processor
- Gigabyte MA785GM-US2H Motherboard
- Western Digital WD5000AAKS Caviar Blue Hard Drive
- Patriot PGS24G6400ELK Gamer Series 4096MB PC6400 DDR2
- OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W Modular PowerSupply

Things I noticed before crashes:
- Internet stops working
- Computer becomes sluggish
- Seems to crash while multi-tasking (multiple windows, downloading+browsing, etc.)
- Windows Update is unable to install SP1 for this machine. It downloads but fails to install.

Nothing definitive but two things I noticed

1-Description of the file is Brother Parallel class Driver AMD 64bit edition version 1.00 (yours is from 2004)

2-Your avast
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So my computer was working as good as ever 2 days ago, until for whatever reason its slowed to a crawl. I was in the middle of browsing the web when my comp became unresponsive. Its gotten progressively worse since trying to diagnose the problem. Its now taking forever to start up and I only get about a 15 second window of being able to open applications etc. before it gives up.

What I've tried:Run Avast anti virus scan (clean)
Run Malwarebytes scan (clean)
Run check disk to fix errors and recover bad sectors (gave 3 errors for video game files and said fixed)
Attempted to run sfc /scannow in normal windows and got "windows resource protection"
Attempted to run sfc /scannow in safe mode and couldn't get past 25% after 2 attempts
I have x2 4GB RAM modules, I tried each individually and in different slots on motherboard, no luck
I have both CPU & GPU software temperature monitors and they're in the normal temp range
Got rid of any dust in and around my case

Please note, I'm having the same issues with slow down in safe mode

I tried the following after my computer had gotten worse, i.e freezing after a while
Attempted system restore through system recovery options, resulted in freezing
Attempted startup repair through system recovery options, resulted in freezing
Attempted sfc /scannow again, this time through recovery options, 25%
Changed boot order in BIOS and tried a repair install using windows disc, resulted in freezing

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A:Comp slow down, unable to open applications/general usage

Hello AceOfCake

Please click the start menu, type Event Viewer and hit enter. Click the drop down icon to the left of custom views, right-click administrative events and select save all events in custom view as. Choose a file name for it and save it in your desired location.

Simply upload the file to your preferred sharing site, such as OneDrive.

Please download MiniToolBox from here and save it to your desktop. Double click it, select list installed programs and click go. A log will open, please post the contents of it into your reply.


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Looking for some advice/help!

About 1 week ago I started getting a Driver Power State Failure BSOD after wake-up on my PC. At that time several issues started:

BSOD on wake-up from hibernation
Almost constant near 100% disk usage
Random spikes of 100% memory usage
Poor performance
Really slow boot times (went from~ 60 seconds to several minutes just to get to the initial motherboard screen image)

Solutions tried:
Windows restore
Norton and Malwarebytes screens
I've tried isolating and removing problem programs from startup and from running in the background without success.
Changed Page file size (recommended on different post)

The performance is painfully slow, the boot time takes forever, and I am getting constant performance alerts from noroton because the disk and ram usage are always near 100%.

The PC is ~ 3 years old and used mostly for work. No new programs have been installed, no new hardware added.

Any suggestions?

A:BSOD Driver Power State Failure, Disk usage at 100%

I am extremely sorry that this thread was not attended to. There are not many people in this field.
In case you still require help, kindly respond to this thread and I will be notified via email and you should expect a response from me in 48 hours.

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These are the specifications of my computer

Dell Inspiron 9400
1 GB of RAM
Windows XP Media Center edition

I don't think/know if any other information is relevant.

Anyways, I experience a slow startup, and as soon as I am able to launch Task Manager my cpu usage is around 56% or so. This will eventually slow down to normal ranges. However, everytime I start a new program the cpu spikes between 30-60%. When I try to watch a movie on youtube or something similar, I have to wait for the media to completely finish buffering in order to get smooth playback. This was not always the case. Furthermore, if I try to play songs on iTunes, the music will spontaneously cut out or sound like it's playing in slow motion and the CPU usage will then spike to as high as 100%. I can't pinpoint this to any specific program, as the ones that will have numbers in the column labeled CPU are normal programs such as firefox, iTunes, or winword. I was previously running McAfee antivirus, and nothing would ever come up on the scans. I recently uninstalled that because I thought that maybe its scanning in the background was causing the spike. I now use windows defender and that doesn't show any malware either. I've read many topics with similar problems and tried various things but nothing seems to work. Is it a hardware program and I just simply need new parts? It's not completely debilitating, for example, I currently have firefox and AIM open and the cpu usage is fine... Read more

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Hi guys. It all started with normal internet use, including visiting streamed movie sites, I started to have ads all over my browser (chrome) by 'costminn' which I just could not seem to uninstall. It would keep reappearing in 'extensions' part of chrome settings, and was not in my control panel programs to uninstall. I just kept browsing. Then I came across a website where it immed told me the police had blocked my computer and I would need to pay a fine or it would stay locked. So I major panicked but then saw on a google search (with my phone) that it is a virus. So I installed malwarebytes and ran a full system scan and had to go out. AFAIR when I got back the computer had restarted and my desktop appeared with all files gone. I searched, but they could not be found. I then came across a post by Grinler saying the files could just be hidden. I spent two days trying all sorts of programs in safe mode and trying to revert to a previous system restore point. I ran the following, in safe mode, (I know I prob should have waited for advice here first) - rkill (found nothing) emsisoft emergency kit (found 30 items, chose to clean/delete) adwcleaner (sorry the exact name escapes me just now, it found lots more then I chose to delete the problem files) combofix (didn't understand its output text). Then I ran unhide.exe which brought back all of my files! I thought to myself this is great, but the laptop is still struggling. The network WiFi icon in the taskbar has a permanent red ... Read more

A:virus wont go/ network connection killed/ general win 7 usage limited

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So I've had this problem for a few months with my thinkpad x220, win7 home premium 64 bit. I used ccleaner, run memtest86 multiple times, chkdsk multiple times, sfc scan multiple times, none that helped. Sfc always detects errors but always cannot fix some of them. I have mse, avast, and malwarebytes and scanned them with absolutely no results. I've run rootkit scanners with no results.

Basically after a few hours the memory use rises up to ~95% out of my 8gb, with absolutely no intensive processes running. I'll attach rammap and processexplorer screenshots. I know this is not "normal" behavior because once my ram goes over 85% the system slows down to where I can't end tasks, open new programs, even things like deleting a file take minutes. Once it reaches 90 or 95, my screen starts flashing black(kind of like if you blink fast). I have to hard restart every time this happens. This is not normal, I've had "experts" on other forums tell me its win7 using the ram to its greatest. Its not, As soon as I restart and open my usual programs(browser, steam, openoffice, winamp, utorrent) my ram is at around 30 or 40 percent. If I leave the same programs open, and just leave it on for ~4 hours the ram gets to 90% and my screen starts flashing and I have to reboot.

If you look at the rammap and process explorer shots, the most ram intensive programs are chrome and firefox, but they only use ~500mb each. Everything else is only 50-100mb and do not add up to the 7... Read more

A:General Win7 memory leak and Unknown memory usage?

Hi mesohamster welcome to SevenForums

First I recommend uninstalling Avast then we could go from there . Using Revo Uninstaller

Click on the app inside RevoUnistaller and choose uninstall
Click on Yes to agree you want to uninstall
If you get the builtin Uninstaller for the app use that and once you're done click Finish
Back inside RevoUninstaller click on Next
Let RevoUninstaller scan for left over registry keys . Click on Select All and choose Delete .
Once done click on Next.
Let the left over files and folders be locates then Click on Select All then click Delete then Next and you should be done .

Restart PC

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Hi all, hope you can help.

Every so often, when listening to online radio streams/playing games etc my computer just goes crazy. I get a lot of hard drive 'chatter' and lots of fan noise and everything slows to a crawl. My music will start jumping and skipping and there is a long delay between me clicking the mouse and the action happening. It happens when no other programs (for example, my AV/AS) are due to scan. When I look at my Task Manager the two biggest eaters of memory usage are fm.exe (game, it normally eats a load but makes no substantial difference to the comp speed) and ekrn.exe (something to do with my AV, not quite sure what it actually does though)

I am running Windows MCE SP3 and am using NOD32 anti-virus and Sunbelt CounterSpy anti-spyware. The definitions on both are updated daily and both scan daily. I have also defragged the comp and do so weekly. The other programs I use are CCleaner and Glary Utilities, both fairly regularly to clean up my comp when I was working as an internet researcher, but less often now.

I do not get any error messages/BSOD's or actual freezes. Everything just slows right down. Could I have picked up a form of malware/virus that my AV/AS isn't picking up? Could one of my previous spring cleans have been too aggressive? Or is it simply too much load for my comp (2 year old Dell)? It is 3MHz, 1G RAM, kinda your bog standard media comp from 2007.

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A:Computer is apparently being scanned - high CPU usage/memory usage

When you experience or encounter strange behavior, always check for new, unknown or suspicious processes in Task Manager.Most of the processes in Task Manager will be legitimate as shown in these links.List of common system processes found in XP's Task ManagerCommon system processes found in XP's Task ManagerTop System ProcessesAnytime you come across a suspicious file or one that you do not recognize, search the name using Google or the following databases:BC's Startup Programs DatabaseSystemLookup StartupList IndexFile Research CenterProcessLibrary.comDetermining whether a file is malware or a legitimate process sometimes depends on the location (path) it is running from. One of the ways that malware tries to hide is to give itself the same name as a critical system file. However, it then places itself in a different location on your computer. Another techinique is for the process to alter the registry and add itself as a Startup program so that it can run automatically each time the computer is booted. A file's properties may give a clue to identifying it. Right-click on the file, choose Properties and examine the General and Version tabs.Tools to investigate running processes and gather additional information to identify them and resolve problems:AnVir TaskManager FreeProcess ExplorerSystem ExplorerProcessHackerProcess MonitorsvchostViewerThese tools will provide information about each process, CPU usage, file description and its path location If you right... Read more

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Here is my Hijackthis log file. Please tell me how to get my laptop back to its good performing state. Like my topic says... it has been running really I mean really slow lately.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 10:33:53 PM, on 5/11/2006Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\NISUM.EXEC:\Program Files\Sony\Wireless Switch Setting Utility\Switcher.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ICO.EXEC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\Sony\HotKey Utility\HKserv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exeC: ... Read more

A:Computer In An Awful State! Please Help! Computer Really Slow And Not Able To Log On To Secure Sites

Hello,Actually, it doesn't suprise me at all your system is running so slowly... You have several antivirus and firewalls installed (zonealarm, McAfee, Norton, AVG..)Never install more than one antivirusscanner or firewall on your system! Several together can give problems, cause a serious system slowdown and decrease the reliability of it seriously!Also perform next..Go to start > controlpanel > software > add/remove programs and uninstall next programs:NewDotNet (New.Net)WildTangentSpywarebegoneReboot afterwards.* Start HijackThis, close all open windows leaving only HijackThis running. Place a check against each of the following:R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = :0F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=Explorer.exeO2 - BHO: URLLink - {4A2AACF3-ADF6-11D5-98A9-00E018981B9E} - C:\Program Files\NewDotNet\newdotnet7_22.dllO2 - BHO: (no name) - {837A74FC-51C4-834F-A07C-A1134DF436DF} - (no file)O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {98C46A2E-22FB-709F-F8B0-A0346D3AF611} - (no file)O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [New.net Startup] rundll32 C:\PROGRA~1\NEWDOT~1\NEWDOT~2.DLL,ClientStartup -sO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WildTangent CDA]... Read more

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Have had this issue for longer than I can remember.


Asus P5N-D (using the onboard sound)
ATI HD4850
Q6600 @ 2.4GHz
4GB Corsair XMS PC2-6400
500GB Seagate internal + 1TB Seagate external
Windows XP SP3
(All components are stock - all temperatures are well within limits)
No viruses - confirmed through numerous Anti-virus scans carried out in and out of safe mode.

In general the computer works as normal. However when I play my music through WMP or any other media player (or stream from youtube) and generally listen to any audio source, maybe every minute or more (very rough guess) i get an audio lag for about 2-3 seconds. It basically sounds like the music is slowing down then resuming after the few seconds to its normal speed.

In the meantime I have checked the task manager and noticed the CPU spiking. Now when i say spike im talking a spike from 0-3% (my normal CPU when listneing to music whilst on maybe firefox and windows messenger) to 9-11% (as you can see nothing majory high). Now when I play music and open say firefox or other programs causing the cPU to shoot up to 25% or above, as normal, the music continues to play normally (unless of course by sheer coincidence there's another lag spike at the same time). The only process i've noticed using "02" CPU at that time is "System".

As for background programs I used to have the java updated running and decided to stop it which seemed to fix the... Read more

A:General computer lag

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I did this in windows xp a while back, when you are building a pc for someone you install windows, install all the drivers and install all of the important software for it then you can
put the computer to "out of the box" state so when it is turned on the next time it will ask the next user for usernames and initial setup configurations.

Is there a way to do something like that on windows 7 or am i just dreaming again?

Please help!!

Thanks in advance.

A:How to put the computer to out of the box state

Hi Birupesh, welcome to the Seven Forums.

This tutorial might answer your question: Windows 7 Installation - Prepare PC to be Sold


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A few weeks ago I began starting to have to log in with password twice to enter hotmail. Didnt think much of it when it started.

Last friday, my internet explorer was taken over by an anti-virus page saying I was infected and to download this cleaner - it appeared to be a MS look alike so I didnt download but it had reset my home page to "about-blank" and each time I opened IE the same page opened.

I tried AVG but it didnt clear the problem and it has been a long time since I have had a problem I dont really know where to start.

I did try to down load and run some of the packages noted in this forum but am really at a loss where to start to clean up the machine.

I did remember that it may help if I reverted to a previous system point and did this. This has solved the IE problem but since I have not cleaned the system i assume that the bug it is still there and I would like to get it cleaned out.

Can you suggest the best method and programs to use to clean the computer up.

I am reasonably computer literate but not on new things or ones that I dont really understand like this...... hard for old dogs to learn new tricks.

I am running on Windows XP with service pack 3 installed.

The computer is a Dell Dimension E521 Athlon 64 desktop.

Any and all assistance will be greatfully accepted.



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I am finding that occasionally my Windows 10 Pro pc will seem to be aleep, that is, screen blank, no response to keyboard or mouse, or power button. But the fans are going. To get it going I must hold the power button down until it completely shuts it off, and I can then restart it.

Any ideas what the heck is going on?

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Hi there,

As you may tell very quickly from the following i am by no means a computer wizard. Since moving from one broadband company to another my computer has become sluggish. Programmes take longer to load, the computer takes longer to boot up etc....It may be the fact that a lot of software is running from start up / i have one or more virus progs running / i have little hard drive space left ??? / Somthing else i have no idea about / All of the above !! I have no idea. When i entered this site i was redirected to a website cleaning up svchost files ?? About a year ago my computer was riddled with viruses and someone here very kindly turned the computer from a trip to the dump to like new again. Im wondering if i may have some after effect from that left ? I have not had any viruses since that very painful and annoying time. Anyway, any help would be most grateful. Here is a Hijack Log.......

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 17:28:04, on 24/01/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
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A:General Slowness of Computer

Additional to the above. I am running Avast (even though i got McAfee free from Sky Broadband) and have not seen or experienced any viruses for over a year now...!!

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If a computer is running slower than you think it should (not running as fast as when it was new), how do you know what's wrong? I would think it could be a virus, spyware, cookies, malware or something else slowing it down. Could it also be that too much of its hard drive space has been filled up? What are some other possibilities? Thank you.

A:General Computer Health

Yes, not enough hard disk space is a possibility.
There is also: Low RAM, corrupted data, missing Windows updates, outdated drivers, overheating, bad hardware or operating system issues.

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I've been having a massively annoying issue regarding my computer. Please, I need help solving this.

I load up fine, get to my desktop okay... but I have issues when I begin using my mouse. If I try to load up my internet browser, or misc. programs other than Call of Duty (play CoD my mouse/cursor take no effect when running full screen apps), where as Photoshop and non-full screen etc. the program locks up.

I can still move my mouse around, but it doesn't let me click anything. I have to press ctrl+alt+del to gain access again, even to close the program. And this can happen 1-1000 times, it's random...

Sometimes when I am scrolling or even just moving my mouse around on a webpage, the scroll wheel icon comes on and my page will move in the direction of the cursor.

I also can't move icons on my desktop. Auto-arrange is off, and I'm on a fresh copy of Win7.

A:Issue with general computer use.

Sorry, I should also add that this problem has been happening for the past few months. I've reformatted about 15-20 times because I was on a trial version of Xp, but also to try to fix this.

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So, I tried the Steam Big Picture Mode's Client Beta, and didn't like it because I couldn't switch back to Steam's desktop mode, so I opted out of the beta, and when Steam updated it became all buggy and laggy, even after restarting computer. So I reinstalled Steam, which involved uninstalling all of my games. I left my computer on for about 2 and half days while I reinstalled all of my games, and the whole computer is laggy now, when I close Steam and other windows, the animation for closing it is slow and laggy, and when I run games I get awful and sporadic fps. Even League of Legends, something my computer is usually able to run at 250-150fps throughout the game is now 90-25fps. Is there anything I can do to fix this plague on my computer?

A:General Computer Lag and Low FPS in all games

Is your computer running unusually warm? A high temperature can lead to various issues.

Can you post more details regarding your machine? CPU, GPU, RAM, OS, etc.

Was Steam the only thing you've installed recently?

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I have a P4 3ghz pentium prescott with 1gig of Kensington RAM a Foxconn motherboard and 2 hardrives on IDE channels, one is 200GB paritioned into 3 seperate drives the other 30GB with 1 cd-rom and 1 cd-rw along with a BFG Nvidia geforce 6800 GT AGP brand new.

My problem is this: A couple of months ago my computer blacked out on me while I was playing a game. After it blacked out I tried to turn it on three or four times and it did not come on. After this we took it back to the same guy who got it running for us a year ago for a completely seperate problem. After we got it back he told us that our power supply failed and he replaced that along with the Motherboard as it was still under warrantly and he thought it might have been messed up. After we had gotten it back no more than 2 days passed when we began to get blue screens left and right for "an unknown" driver and occasionaly a graphics driver but the specific one is "unknown" and my comp would randomly cap its framerate at 15 FPS for no reason when a second ago it was doing 30+ easily. So we went on to reformat the 200GB HD (as this is our primary one) and reinstall windows XP Pro as Foxconn website said to do it as not doing so would cause our problems we were getting. After I did the re-install about 3 hours later we began to get the same blue screen reports of 0X8e (mostly), 0xd, 0xA (and maybe 1 or two others) and my computer still did the framerate cap at 10 FPS when it did 30+ easily a second... Read more

A:Need some serious help with drivers and computer in general

There is a chance the replacement board is bad. Did you install the motherboard drivers after you installed Windows?

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Hi all! I am having very strange issues with my computer. About 6 months ago or so, Yahoo Messenger started acting up really badly - after clicking on a contact, it takes about 10-15 seconds for the message window to come up. I have uninstalled Yahoo 9, reistalled, uninstalled 9 and reinstalled 8. I have the same issues whether it is 8 or 9 that I have installed. Also, any MS Word program I use hangs when I click on the Font area (i.e. to change color, size, font style, or the font itself.) I am using Office 2007. ALso, any .pdf file I open either online or locally hangs when opening - I have to wait about 30 seconds until I can work with the file.

Also, if I save a file in Excel and leave Excel running, I can not access any netwrok resources until I have closed Excel. This is extremely annoying as I have to keep an Excel file updated constantly.

I have cleaned my registry, taken off every program I do not use, scanned my comp with malwarebytes and Avast and AVG and used CCleaner, and Uniblue's suite of stuff.

I am posting my hijack this log to see if anyone knows what could be causing these problems. Any info you might need I will be happy to provide.

FYI - i am using XP SP2 because my business system at work is incompatible with any version higher than XP Pro SP2

My Computer:
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name W034778512
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Vo... Read more

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I am using Vista 64 Home Premium.

Using powercfg , I found out that the USB General Hub is waking up the computer.

Using powercfg -devicequery wake_armed, there are only several devices that can wake up the computer:

1) The Microsoft keyboard (with 2 USB ports)
2) The Logitech TrackMan (trackball) attached to one of the keyboard's two USB ports.
3) Microsoft eHOME remote control (transceiver)

I do not have anything else attached to any of the other USB ports.

powercfg does not tell me exactly which device is waking up the computer , just reporting that the USB general hub is.

I am not sure but probably it seems at certain time of day , if I have put my computer to sleep, it wakes itself up.

I have not touched the keyboard or the trackball, but the computer wakes up.

I do not have anything scheduled in the task scheduler.

Sometimes, I put my computer to sleep for 7 or more hours and it stays in sleep mode, so this waking up does not occur all the time.
I detached the ethernet cable in case I have some rootkit infection, computer still gets waken up. The "wake up computer" option for the network card is OFF, no magic packet, etc.

I have virus-and-rootkit-scanned the system, nothing found.

My question is what else can wake up the computer (via the USB )?
The other question I have :

Even with the administrator right in the command prompt, I can not turn off the trackman and the eHOME transceiver from waking up the computer using powercfg -device... Read more

A:USB general hub is waking up computer

This tutorial from our Seven Forum is equally valid for Vista
Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems

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Hi folks. As of late I've noted a bit of slowdown on my computer. Startup times take forever, windows explorer and firefox take a while to open up, and when doing directory navigation in windows explorer there are pauses before it opens up the directories contents, which never used to happen. I was wondering if you guys may have an idea of what could be causing this. Considering I have a computer I would consider quite good, this is certainly a cause of concern for me.

Attached is a hijackthis log, in hopes that it may help in your analysis. As you can see from the log's contents, I'm a bit of a gamer, so I hope you guys don't hold a grudge against me for that.

If you guys could help me, or if you require my personal assistance with the possible solving of this problem, feel free to reply or PM me.

A:General computer slowdown

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My computer has had a ton of adware on it. I used ad-aware and spybot to clean what I could. Here is my HJT log and my panda activescan results.Please help me to clean up my computer to improve its performance.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 8:26:30 PM, on 8/4/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\htpatch.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb07.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hphmon04.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ezSP_Px.exeC:\Program Files\Drag'n Drop CD+DVD\BinFiles\DragDrop.exeC:\Program Files\USBToolbox\Res.EXEC:\USBStorage\USBDetector.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exeC:\Program F... Read more

A:General Slow Down On My Computer

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you.

I apologize for the delay getting to your log, the helpers here are very busy.
If you still need help, please post a fresh Hijackthis log, in this thread, so I can help you with your Malware Problems.

If you have resolved this issue please let us know.

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I am looking to toss out my Socket 7 FIC board with a 350MHZ and get with the times, I am thinking about purchasing a 1.13GHZ AMD athlon CPU and an ECS board, my question is, would this be a good choice even though it isn't using the DDR ram, I mean is it necessary with these super fast processors that you have the "faster" ram installed to get the full capability out of the processor? Thanks for any ideas or thoughts.

A:General Computer Question about RAM....

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Hey there.

How's it going? I was just trying to figure out some things about my computer. I am somewhat of a novice.

I got my computer about four months ago. It is a DELL 4550 Dimension Desktop, with a 2.53 Ghz Pentium Processor and 512 MB RAM. The OS is Windows XP Home. When I first got it, it worked perfectly. Something happened to it during a thunderstorm, and DELL replaced the memory for free under the warantee that I had. After I got it back, it started running alot worse than it had before. For one thing, it took forever to boot to Windows. I went under the BIOS, and under System Event Log, it read: "6/19: Memory Size Different." That was the first indication I had that something was wrong. 6/19 was the date that the guy from DELL had been by to fix my computer. I was not there at the time; I had to work and my wife doesn't know enough about computers to really explain to me what he had done. But she did say that he'd told her that he had replaced the memory. The computer seemed to exponentially get worse and worse. The program icons would not launch the programs, and when I did manage to open one it would frequently crash. I got many blue screens telling me that Windows had been shut down to prevent further damage. My friend told me that maybe a reformat would take care of the problem.

Well, I finally got the hard drive reformatted. I installed a fresh version of Windows, and it seems to work okay, with some minor exceptions.

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A:General Computer Problems

Well, the only thing i can relate to is the comcast high speed internet. I had AT&T at first but then it switched to comcast. That is when it started to all go down hill. Now i get dropped alot. Have no clue why but it sucks.

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Ok I got a computer recently I planned on using as my game computer.

It is a full sized ATX case , with a Biostar (I think that is what it is, because that is what it says on boot up) mobo. It has AGP 8X and an AMD Sempron 2200+. I can't figure out how to determine what the best processor I can get would be.

It does have a 350 watt power supply (plan on getting 420). It also has a Power Color Radeon 9250 128mb 64bit gpu.

Also, is it normal for this computer to perform on-par with the Dell in mu system specs?

A:General new/not so new computer question.

No it's better than the Dell, because the Dell didn't have any extra Video card slot

It should be faster.

As you are undoubtedly aware, your new computer is still low on specs in regards to gaming.

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