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Having several different problems with Windows & computer; possible common origin.

Q: Having several different problems with Windows & computer; possible common origin.

Monday night after returning from work, several problems cropped up on my computer all at the same time after I restarted it. My computer had been running somewhat slow before then, but virus scans didn't detect anything wrong. Here are the problems that I've been having since I restarted my comp:
The first thing I noticed was that my monitor's resolution changed from its standard 1024x768 to 800x600, which made everything appear big and wouldn't fit my wallpaper properly. Also, all my icons were reset to their default positions. I managed to fix these problems and my screen resolution and icon arrangement has stayed normal since, even after resetting my computer during my attempts to fix it.
My computer has been running very slowly, far more so than before Monday night. It seems like it takes five times as long to load anything (programs, web pages, etc.). It also takes far more time than normal to restart my computer (it even failed to reboot once, and I was forced to unplug and replug my computer to get it to start up).
Whenever I scroll down the page in any window (in IE, Word, Frontpage, or any other program, it does so slowly and there's this weird "ripple" or "wave" effect to the scrolling motion. It does this whether I use a window's scroll bar or my mouse's scroll wheel. Also, a similar problem happens whenever I drag a window across the screen.
Real Player has been playing video files slowly, and the picture was all pixelated. (This was the first program I used after restarting my computer.)
Whenever I tried to fix the previous two problems, I started by consulting Window's Help & Support as well as several websites. The most common solution given (including by WH&S) was to uninstall my video controller/driver (via Device Manager) and then reinstall it (via Hardware Wizard). My video controller is the Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV graphics controller/Intel Extreme Graphics driver, which came as my computer's preinstalled graphics hardware.

Whenever I try to reinstall it, Hardware Wizard said the following:
Cannot Install this Hardware

There was a problem installing this hardware:
Intel® 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV graphics controller

An error occurred during the installation of the device

The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request.Click to expand...

The Device Manager now just says "Video Controller (VGA Compatible)" under "Display adapters" where it used to have the Intel video controller. The Properties of the video controller says the following under the General tab:
The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)

To reinstall the drivers for this device, click Reinstall Driver.Click to expand...

Of course, I tried reinstalling the driver, but Hardware Wizard keeps saying the same thing as above, and the video controller's properties keep saying the same thing after each attempt to reinstall.

Each of these problems happened simultaneously, so I'm assuming they have a common origin. I ran another virus scan after the problems started Monday night, but again, no problems were detected. I'm guessing it's a hardware problem. I don't really know much about computers, and using all the advice of all the help, support, and troubleshooting guides I've seen has been unable to resolve the problem. If someone here can help me out, I would be truly appreciative.

Thanks ahead of time. Later.

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Preferred Solution: Having several different problems with Windows & computer; possible common origin.

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

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

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

A: Having several different problems with Windows & computer; possible common origin.

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Monday night after returning from work, several problems cropped up on my computer all at the same time after I restarted it. My computer had been running somewhat slow before then, but virus scans didn't detect anything wrong. Here are the problems that I've been having since I restarted my comp:
The first thing I noticed was that my monitor's resolution changed from its standard 1024x768 to 800x600, which made everything appear big and wouldn't fit my wallpaper properly. Also, all my icons were reset to their default positions. I managed to fix these problems and my screen resolution and icon arrangement has stayed normal, except from when I tried a system restore.
My computer has been running very slowly, far more so than before Monday night. It seems like it takes five times as long to load anything (programs, web pages, etc.). It also takes far more time than normal to restart my computer (it even failed to reboot once, and I was forced to unplug and replug my computer to get it to start up).
Whenever I scroll down the page in any window (in IE, Word, Frontpage, or any other program, it does so slowly and there's this weird "ripple" or "wave" effect to the scrolling motion. It does this whether I use a window's scroll bar or my mouse's scroll wheel. Also, a similar problem happens whenever I drag a window across the screen.
Real Player has been playing video files slowly, and the picture was all pixelated. (This was the first program I used after res... Read more

A:Windows having several different problems, probably of common origin.

Have you ran adaware se and spybot yet?

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This white box showed up today, about 3 inches by 4 inches, bottom right corner of my desktop, covering some of my icons.  Nothing to click on or do anything with. Ran CCleaner, AVG, Glary, and Malwarebytes.  The box still appears after a restart and using the computer for a bit.  Any ideas greatly appreciated,  Thanks, Ed

A:White box appeared on desktop "fix common computer problems"

Welcome,
Have you looked at your Control Panel -> Programs & Features to see if anything new has been added, that you didn't add? If there's nothing obvious I'd drop down to the Am I Infected forum and let one of the experts walk you through getting things cleaned up. I don't recommend any more do-it-yourself attempts. They could make things worse.
 
Dick

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Hi, can someone please help as EA aren't helping me!

Origin was working fine until yesterday. Then it came up with this error code:

The procedure entry point _except1 could not be located in the dynamic link library C:\Program\Origin\Origin.exe.

So I uninstalled Origin, several times and followed EVERYTHING they told me to do, manual uninstall, do it with no anti virus etc. I even tried to download from a third party website, which did progress more in the installation but still failed with even more error messages!

I have had Microsoft access my computer and they have also tried everything and have confirmed that nothing at all is wrong with my laptop (which is what EA was trying to say).

Its really frustrating now and I hope someone can help please!

I have a Toshiba laptop and I am running windows 10.

It was compatible with windows 10 as it was working for a week or so. It did keep crashing but I changed screen resolution and was fine.

I will appreciate any help, Thanks!
 

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help solve some of the common ploblems of windows xp
 

A:windows xp common problems

Hi and Welcome,
You do need to explain what problems you're having. We will try to help but we're not psychic.

Richard
 

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Windows 7 based upon the developments of Vista to make a noteworthy work area working framework that is both exceptionally useful and extremely steady. Generally, in any event; the OS needs to work with a unimaginable assortment of applications and equipment, so issues do manifest. Here are probably the most widely recognized, and how to settle them.

Windows 7 close down gradually

Closing down Windows should be a snappy procedure, yet clients now and again find that the "Closing Down? " screen ends up stuck for a few minutes. This is frequently caused by the page document, a record on the hard drive that stores flood information from RAM and, if it's set to be cleared at shutdown, can moderate the procedure.

To start with, complete a Windows scan for "regedit.exe" to open the Registry Editor. When open, go to the accompanying index.


Search for the section "ClearPageFileAtShutdown" and check whether it is set to an estimation of 1, which implies it is empowered. In the event that this is along these lines, change the incentive to 0.

Be cautioned, however, that the page document speaks to a potential security opening. If somebody somehow happened to take your drive, they could take a gander at the page record to attempt and see what you were really going after. This isn't a worry for a great many people, however it might be an issue on the off chance that you handle delicate data.

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Quote:
November 30, 2009 5:30 PM

Fix the Most Common Windows 7 Upgrade Problems

By Robert Strohmeyer, PC World

Experienced PC users know that not every operating-system upgrade goes smoothly--but that bit of understanding does little to offset the annoyance we feel when we're faced with seemingly unresolvable installation problems. Windows 7 has presented some users with a few serious upgrade bugs of its own. Don't worry: We'll explain how to exterminate them.

Before beginning your Windows 7 upgrade, attach your PC directly to your router via a wired ethernet connection. This will ensure that Windows 7 has a chance to download the latest installation updates directly from Microsoft at the outset of the upgrade process. By the time you read this article, it's possible that Microsoft will have created a fix for some of the following upgrade bugs, so your first step in any upgrade scenario should be to make sure that you have a wired Internet hookup to your PC from the start.


More of this seen at: Fix the Most Common Windows 7 Upgrade Problems - PC World Business Center

This one covers the following problems.

Installation Hangs at 62 Percent
Endless Reboots
Bad Product Key

A:Fix the Most Common Windows 7 Upgrade Problems

A month later and PCWorld rides to the rescue with the "fix" for Upgrade key being refused on new or formatted drive: install XP or Vista first!

They need to spend more time here in the trenches.

http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/cle...rade_media.asp


The Endless Reboots is helpful.

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hi,
1.) I want to run my remote, hotkey utility and so one on my Toshiba Satellite x200-22v. But... I can't find any Common Modules for 64bit version (even vista), I've installed the Hotkey Utility for XP on this Seven and it don't runs because of lack of EBlib.dll (which I can't found at Google to download).

2.) My HDMI stopped working - I was viewing movie from HD DVD disc and the TV appears black, graphics turns back to Laptop's screen and it can't find TV anymore - this one and others too. HDMI cable and input at TV works (connected PS3 to try). What could happen? HDMI broken at laptop?

A:Common Modules on Windows 7 x64 and HDMI problems

1)
Common modules as separately tool exist for WXP only and you cannot use it for Win7. For Win7 you must use Value Added package.
Most important part of this package is ?Toshiba Components Common Driver?. It is something like common modules for WXP.

2)
It is not easy to get proper answer. Just restart your notebook and test it again. if the problem persists try to test it on some other TV to see what will happen.
Post results and let?s see what can be next step to fix this.

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Users are reporting issues with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. At the link below are some resolutions to various problems.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update common problems and how to fix them

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I have been having problems trying to get my sound to run through the speakers in my laptop (HP Palilion dv6) instead of my headset. It started with the last service pack (Windows Vista Service Pack 2 KB948465) update and every time I try to change it from my headset to my speakers I get 'Windows common shell Dll is not responding'. I have checked for updates on the device driver, uninstalled it so it had to re-intall itself, run a registry repair program (Error Fix) and even tried going back to a restore point before the pack, then uninstalled and reinstalled the service pack. Nothing worked.

Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated as having all my sound competing against Ventrillo is really starting to get to me.

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Well,

yesterday i began using google only to notice that when i clicked on any link, it went to a random redirected link where they would be selling something etc.

with that i went to avg and tried to update to test for viruses and the connection to updates was completely unavailable, i uninstalled avg and installed bitdefender for the same outcome.

today to address the problem i went on a forum much like this one and it tod me to use malwarebytes anti-malware, i did this and whatever i have also refused to allow me to even open this.

i then changed the names of all the .exe files in the program folder and was able to open and run the programs, i removed the threats as the forum advised me to do and now when i restart my desktop i am getting recurring svchost.exe application errors.

I attemtped a system restore but it appears to have gotten their to as it assures me that i need to restart my computer which inevitably leads me back to the same error message.

if anyone could talk me through the repair of my pc in terms that i am an outside chance of understanding that would be absolutely brilliant.

forgive my naivety in advance as i may struggle.

A:big problems of unknown origin

where exactly in your start-up process do you get this error? Before or after the desktop loads

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My friend and I were having a discussion where most viruses come from. He for some reason believe that 80% of computer viruses are perpetrated by AntiVirus and computer companies to fuel their next product, whereas I believe it's sad lifeless basement hermits with nothing better to do? Does anyone know where most computer viruses come from... I've searched on the internet but it onl;y gives vague answers...

A:What is the origin of computer viruses?

Hello bud,
REAL Computer viruses are designed by crafty and extrememly smart people. They are released to gather information on other users and to sometimes steal credit card info/ personal i dentities. I don't understand why people do it. But they do, and we have to protect ourselvres in turn.

Hope this helps,
Ben

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My computer is running unbearably slow - so slow that I cannot even download email without it timing out. Hopefully I'll see a reply to this message on your website since no guarantees of getting to email (I had to go to a neighbor's house to send back initial registration email). This all started with a persistent and consistent address suddenly appearing in the Automatic Configuration option under LAN settings in the Internet Options portion of Explorer. I copied the address, googled it, and was directed to your website. Despite my best and repeated efforts, I could not complete all of your prep suggestions - some programs (adaware and antivirus and macafee stinger) would not load. I was successful in getting spybot to run and the specific address has since dispappeared from Automatic Configuration option but my computer continues to be slower than molasses.Any help would be immensely appreciated!Thanks, DebLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 11:34:03 PM, on 4/1/2007Platform: 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\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\system... Read more

A:My Computer Has Serious Issues Of Unknown Origin

Welcome to the BleepingComputer HijackThis forum DLA First of all i don't see any signs of any virus protection installed.Download\install one of the following free options below.Once installed update its virus definitions and run a full system virus scan:AVG7 Free Edition Antivirus:http://free.grisoft.com/softw/70free/setup...ree_446a965.exeAvast! 4 Home Edition: http://files.avast.com/iavs4pro/setupeng.exeActive Virus Shield There's a nice setup tutorial Here:http://www.activevirusshield.com/antivirus/freeav/***************************Also i don't see a firewall,the reason for that is you may be using the Windows Firewall or you could be behind a hardware firewall.Either way you'ed be well advised to install one of the following free firewalls:Sygate Personal Firewall Free Edition:http://www.filehippo.com/download_sygate_personal_firewall/Zone Alarm Free:http://download.zonelabs.com/bin/free/1001..._737_000_en.exeComodo Personal Firewall:http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/***************************Please download Combofix and save to the desktop:http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/Beta/ComboFix.exeNote: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop Close any open browsers. Double click on combofix.exe and follow the prompts. When it's finished it will produce a log. Post the C:\ComboFix.txt,and a new Hijackthis log into your next reply. Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause the program to freeze/h... Read more

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I have a co-worker with a virus on her computer. The following viruses have been detected on Norton Anti-Virus Corporate. The files show up on the scan and are unable to be cleaned. We have deleted the files and they have not come back, but the computer is still acting up. In Microsoft Outlook 2000 the program will open and the users signature will be missing. The user can add a new signature and everything works. When the user restarts the computer, the new signature is gone and the old signature has been returned. The saved favorites also disappear from Outlook and when the computer is restarted they return. In Internet Explorer 8 the user is unable to log into any web based applications. The program will give the log in screen, stop working, and shut down offering a error message. I have pasted below the norton results, IE 8 error message, and a hijack this log.Norton Results: 11/2/2009 12:11 A0016344.exe Trojan Horse10/30/2009 9:46 upgrade.exe Trojan Horse10/30/2009 9:32 isqsys32.exe Trojan Horse10/30/2009 9:24 ~TM5.tmp Trojan HorseIE 8 Error Message:AppName: iexplore.exe AppVer: 8.0.6001.18702 ModName: unknownModVer: 0.0.0.0 Offset: 00140194Hijack This Log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:27:54 PM, on 11/2/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.... Read more

A:Virus Is On My Computer - Unsure Of The Origin

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I have noticed extremely strange activity on my computer lately ,
(1) my computer has this application that is running without my permision ,i cannot locate the souce of where it is running from it is called "oasis exe."
(2)my other programs are also opening as if someone else is giving my computer commands(ex:2 dif applications began for no reason,it's like they are being opened but without the administrative command,pretty much on their own.
(3)I was not even hooked up to the internet and found when i scanned my com using avg that a knew set of javascript viruses found there way onto my computer,I think somehow there is an application that is reopeneing itself and causing a repeat effect of the same virus i have just wiped the last time i was online(even not hooked up online i am getting these over and over again)
(4)i have tried the following spy,addware removal tools,bug tools:
xsoftspy,,trend-micro antispy,,pc bug doctor,avg free,,
 

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Hi all.
So here is a interesting problem that gets my head spinning. Connection established trough Checkpoint VPN towards our domain.
IP address and DNS with Gateway provided. Through CMD you can ping with reply to your server using the common network name, (server1T). You can RTSC to your server using the common name. But once you open windows file explorer and go "\\common server
name"(\\server1T), you get your destination unreachable. Then you use the FQDN (\\server1T.domain.net), it works fine.
What has been done:
Checked All SLL, Radius, DNS config and replications, DHCP scopes, LDAP, WPAD, IPCONFIG, and Policy settings. No changes was made. The problem only started about 4 weeks ago, and its random.
Any one perhaps with an idea or who shares my problem.
Kind regards

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Hello all, Im new to the forums,
i'm having issues running Origin, installs ok but when try to run nothing happens, origin appears in task manager for a second then it goes away, i've tried many reinstalls still with the problem.
anyone have a solution for Origin not running in Win 8.1?

A:Origin not running on Windows 8.1

sombr, try the link list here, the latest at the bottom

EA Forums

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I have a HP Pavillion dv7 Notebook Pc. I was wondering if there were any problems that anyone else had involving the built-in webcam not functioning. it happened a few months in. at first it would just take forever to load up then eventually it stopped all together. I tried uninstalling the software and reinstalling it with no success. when I go to device manager it says the universal usb hub isn't functioning or something like that.
 

A:Common problems with my pc

I think there is problem with your webcam only. If your laptop is under warranty period then call the customer service provider and get your laptop checked. Or one possibility may be that you have installed O.S on your own and some error occurred. In that case you can re-install your O.S.

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Are they all OK or are they as bad as the other ? I think I rather play w/o them but it is not possible anymore, just too bad.
 

A:windows live vs steam vs Origin ?

Doesn't windows live work with steam games? I got the steam version of GTA 4 and it would sign me into windows live so I could see when my XBox friends were online. (Bonus XBox points for playing on PC. )

Never really used it much so can't say for quality, but I imagine Win Live would be for the XBoxers to stay in touch.
I'm a recovering WoW-a-holic so only know Team speak and Ventrilo.
 

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Hi guys I'm trying to install Mass effect 3, byt whenever i try to open Origin I get the BSOD.. Detail of crash below. as well as system specs. I have no other problems this only happens when trying to open origin....I have no clue and niether does ea apparently...heh If you guys can help that be great cause I'm dying to see the conclusion of mass effect. Thanks =D

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 4105

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 50
BCP1: FFFFF900C23DBFBE
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: FFFFF8000343339F
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Windows\Minidump\030612-18283-01.dmp
C:\Users\Vahnar\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-44975-0.sysdata.xml

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System Information
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Time of this report: 3/13/2012, 17:36:46
Machine name: LUCIUS
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
System Model: NP267AA-A2L e9180f
BIOS: BIOS Date: 04/09/10 10:04:52 Ver: 5.28
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 9216MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 9208MB RAM
Page File: 2266MB used, 16145MB... Read more

A:Windows 7 BSOD, only happens when i try to open origin

You're using on-board video, right? If so, you will not be able to run this game
 

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Just wondering prior to purchasing what problems I'm most likely to find?
 

A:What are the most common Vista problems?

IMO, it's devices with drivers that pose the most problem on Vista, especially if changes and updates to those drivers occur by the company.
 

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I figured since so many people are having Sims 2 Problems, I would post this. I have custom made this FAQ SO appreciate and enjoy it
-EJ

Minimum System Requirements:
800 MHz processor
256 MB RAM
Windows(R) XP, Windows ME, Windows 98 or Windows 2000 Operating System.
At least 3.5 GB of hard drive space
A T&L-capable video card with at least 32 MB of video RAM:
ATI Radeon(TM) series (7000 or better)
VE series (see note below)
7000, 7200, 7500
8500, All-In-Wonder 8500
9000, 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800
X300, X600, X800

NVIDIA(R) Quadro(TM) series
Quadro, Quadro2, Quadro4

NVIDIA GeForce series (GeForce2 and better)
GeForce 2
GeForce 3, 3 Ti
GeForce 4, 4 Ti, MX 420, 440
GeForce FX 5200, 5600, 5700, 5800, 5900, 5950
GeForce 6600, 6800

NOTE: If you have a non-T&L capable video card, such as Intel Extreme Graphics or Radeon VE series, then you need at least a 2.0 GHz processor.

Recommended System Requirements
1.6 GHz Processor
512MB RAM
Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98
5GB (or more) HD Space
Any ATI Radeon 9000 series video card or any NVidia GeForce4 or GeForceFX Video Card.
DirectX 9.0 or better.

FAQ:

Q. The sims freezes while on "The Sims 2" splash screen.
A. Either your video card or sound card is conflicting with DirectX 9 or you do not have enough free Memory/RAM to run the game.
Assuming The Sims 2 is on your desktop, try this: right click on The Sims 2 >In the target line, go all the way to end of the text and put in a space after the "... Read more

A:Common Sims 2 Problems

FAQ (continued):
Q. When I try installing the new Sims 2 I am told that I need to insert a disk in the drive even though the disc is already in the drive. What's wrong?
A. This has been a common problem. Nine times out of Ten, the cd is faulty, usually because of the protection on the CD. Try exchanging the game for another one. Sometimes you just have to restart the computer with the disc in the drive, then try to install. If that does not work, ensure you are using "Disc 1" or refer to what I said in the beginning.
 

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On my older machine, which keeps chugging along with Vista....
About every 30 to 40 minutes, it gives a "hiccup" and a message appears saying: "Application Host Service has stopped working." At the same time the icon for Panda Protection, my AV, briefly shows a red X which goes out after about 5-7 seconds. I press "Close" and thing's proceed normally until the next occurrance....these periodic interruptions can go on all day.
On the other computer, which runs Windows 7, I always have to manually start the Windows Firewall and Windows Defender, and Defender seems quite reluctant to do so at times.  Once on, they stay on. I vaguely remember this began when I started to use Panda as my AV.
Haven't received any Windows Updates on the older computer since a year ago last August, and don't think it is even active, although I still scan with it. Needless to say I don't use it for any browsing where security is a must, but scans with my other security programs including MBAB and Hitman Pro show I haven't picked up any malware on it. And Panda never finds anything either.
Just wondered if Panda might be causing these glitches. Am leery of using Avasta on this computer which has running for about eight years now, or it it will even run on it. Any thoughts, as always, appreciated giving an idea what I should try next. .

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hi:I am having a laptop which I use when I am far from home due to office works.Well I have Windows 7 sp1 32bit amd soon going to install Windows 10 pro.Real talk begins: I want to know that what is my laptop capable to handle.Can it run Windows 10 efficiently? I have many more issues with this lappi. Sometimes when I turn it on the HP logo screen appears and then it stucks in black screen or sometimes it is just stuck in HP logo screen.

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hi:I am having a laptop which I use when I am far from home due to office works.Well I have Windows 7 sp1 32bit amd soon going to install Windows 10 pro.Real talk begins: I want to know that what is my laptop capable to handle.Can it run Windows 10 efficiently? I have many more issues with this lappi. Sometimes when I turn it on the HP logo screen appears and then it stucks in black screen or sometimes it is just stuck in HP logo screen.I also want the Amd Radeon 6480g drivers of Windows 7 x86 bit.Should I install Amd catalyst suit as after installing it I see performance degrade of this lappi. Well thanks....

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I thought it might be an idea to have a thread with links to solutions/guides to common issues, because as we all know, encourage as we may, there'll always be those who won't search because they either don't want to, or don't have time. Apart from which, if it's a common problem, it makes for easy access to a solution.

First of all, please consider whether the solution to your problem may be contained in one of the READ threads at the top of the screen, if not (though this is by no means an exhaustive list...

Spyware issues:-

Check Realblackstuff's READ thread, and follow the instructions where applicable

File Associations

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic17819.html

Repairing/Re-installing Internet Explorer

XP users - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=318378
9x/NT/2k users - http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...b;EN-US;q194177

Service Configuration

XP users - http://www.techspot.com/tweaks/winxp_services/index.shtml
win2k users - http://www.techspot.com/tweaks/win2k_services/index.shtml

Improving slow boot times

http://www.techspot.com/tweaks/startup/index.shtml

Dual Booting...

guide - http://www.techspot.com/articles/dualboot/index.shtml
...(win) installation order - http://www.techspot.com/vb/showpost.php?p=68082&postcount=10
...with Linux - http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic214.html
...with another XP - http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic17147.html
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Okay, the title sounds vague, but I can give more information.

I am currently running Windows Vista on my HP Pavilion laptop. About a month ago, I started having an issue when Vista launched. After all of the pre-load process had finished executing, I got a message that said that Windows Explorer had stopped responding, and was restarting. Then a whole slew of programs and Windows services went through the same process. Everything from McAfee to my touchpad management software either restarted or stopped all together, and then the computer rebooted.

Now whenever I start up the computer, I still get the same problem with the following two processes: Windows Explorer, and Task Scheduler Engine. The computer does not go into a forced reboot anymore.

Certain programs have not worked properly since. The most notable are IE, Windows Live Messenger, and Yahoo Messenger. IE behaves like I have no active connection, and I can't sign into either of the messengers. Oddly enough, Firefox works just fine - no problems connecting to the net and opening pages.

As I am the only one who uses this computer, I have no idea where this could have come from.

If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.
 

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When i start oblivion i get this:

AppName: oblivion.exe AppVer: 0.1.0.228 ModName: oblivion.exe

ModVer: 0.1.0.228 Offset: 000912a6

Most people who get this error do not have sufficient hardware... my copy is legit, and i have updated drivers.

PC specs:
amd 64x2 2.7 Ghz dual core
2GB ram
8800GTS 320MB
WinXP MCE 2005

it HAS worked before, i played it recently but now i get this warning, any help is great.
thanks, nate
 

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Many people are posting in this category with the same problems, so I have put together a guide listing common scenarios and their solutions. One thing to note is that while an In-Place Upgrade may seem easier, there is a greater chance that something may go wrong. Most of the users on this forum agree that doing a clean install is the safer option.

One tip does not fall into any category. If you created the disc yourself (e.g. you downloaded the files, and created a bootable disc from them), try burning at the slowest speed possible.

Make sure the power cable is plugged in, as well.

Problem: Setup is stuck at X%What to try:
Disconnect all unnecessary hardware from the system. This includes hard drives, video cards, USB devices, and expansion cards. Remove all but one stick of RAM.

Use the VGA output on your card if possible.

These problems can also be caused by bad RAM. Run a memory diagnostic overnight, using Memest86 or something similar.

If nothing above works, you may have bad installation media. What condition is the disc in? Verify your copy of Windows came from a reputable source. Try burning a new DVD, using the slowest speed possible.

Problem: Error message “Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition.”
What to try:
Make sure that the partition is primary, active, and formatted with NTFS.

Instructions for marking a partition as active using Diskpart:
Open an elevated command prompt:
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A:Common Installation Problems and Their Solutions

Some may need SATA driver or RAID driver for their motherboard and/or RAID controller ready on DVD, USB or HDD attached to non-RAID hard drive if setup does not recognize hard drive while installing.

Helpful thread. +rep

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Hey!
Dell 8400
3.2 Pen 4
3 gb ram
Nvidia 7900 gt 256
20" LG flatron L1930TQ

I have owned my 7900 GT for 1 to 2 years. Everything was going great, till all these new drivers came into play. With each new driver I installed, I found a different probelm. I could play COH, but then it wouldn't let me play DAW...then loaded a different one, I could play DAW but then would get glitches in game, weird looking spikes. I have been through so many different drivers... And yes, I uninstalled them before I installed the new ones.
83.63
93.71
93.81
94.24 (most recent) Well, Steam tells me to upgrade my drivers to this one, then I do, and then it tells me there out of date....?! um k.

Its not a heating issue, I never go above 55C, and I have never touched my clock. I am lost? I was just play The movies2005 game) stunts, and saw the spikes..ignored them, then I went to rotate a bulding, and game crashed....?!?! WTF mate?!
Any thoughts?
 

A:Common NVIDIA 7900 Problems

The "spikes" you are seeing are called artifacts. This only happens if the card is failing for one reason or another. Sorry to say, I dont think new drivers are going to help you out of this one.

If it is not the card itself failing, it could be that it is being underpowered by a failing PSU. ( which could in turn be damaging the card as it goes) What is the wattage of the PSU in the machine?
 

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Hello,

I'm trying to remove a list of item in msconfig, this things I don't know what there are but names are like 1224966878-oem10.inf and it has different extension like .pnf or inf there are the same numbre with oem10, oem9 and oem8. and some other files, I have edit the windows registry and in shared tools, have remove those entries, but everytime I restart the computer the list appears again with all the items checked again.
 

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update common problems and how to fix them:

How to fix failure to complete the Anniversary Update installation;

Error: We couldn't complete the updates. Undoing changes. Don't turn off your computer.
Error: Failure configuring Windows Updates. Reverting changes.
How to fix connection to the Windows Update servers
Error

0x800F0922
0xc1900104
How to fix update installation after an accidental restart
Error

0x80200056
How to fix driver or software compatibility issues
Error

0x800F0923
How to fix storage problem during installation
Error

0x80070070 ? 0x50011
0x80070070 ? 0x50012
0x80070070 ? 0x60000
How to fix damaged or missing installation files
Error

0x80073712
How to fix Windows 10 activations problems
Error

Windows not activated
How to fix minimum system requirements issue
Error

0xC1900200 ? 0x20008
0xC1900202 ? 0x20008
How to fix incompatible application error during installation
Error

0xC1900208 ? 0x4000C

Plus...
How to fix Windows Update errors trying to install the Anniversary Update
How to fix corrupted files on a bootable media
How to fix Media Creation Tool error installing Windows 10
How to check and repair Windows 10 before installing a major update
Some settings may not migrate during installation
Unable to install Microsoft Edge extensions after installing the Anniversary Update
Cortana disappears after installing Windows 10 build 14393.10
Windows Store apps crash after installing the Anniversary Update
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A:Anniversary Update: How to fix common problems

Thanks for the share

I'm still waiting for the update ...
 

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Just change from Windows 7 pro to Windows 10. Could get on internet with my wifi dongle (I have a desktop) which always worked before so I am trying to hard wire with ethernet but I keep getting this message along with Specific Module could not be found.
Also keeps saying  one or more network protocols are missing on this computer. Some one please help; I've been at this since 9:00 AM.

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Simple, built-in Mixer streaming provides low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to watch or interact with other gamers?no extra hardware or software required, while Xbox Play Anywhere enables you to buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Stay connected with your gaming community through the Xbox app and the power of Xbox Live.

Let?s take a closer look at the gaming PCs announced this week:

iBUYPOWER Case Builder


Built with creativity in mind, the Case Builder project allows you to configure the look and structure of your computer case upon purchase. Paint your canvas and fuel your imagination with the Snowblind Element, featuring a transparent LCD monitor display embedded into the PC case.

Designed and engineered by iBUYPOWER, the RGB Cable Combs serves as the final piece of the RGB puzzle, illuminating your exceptional cable management.

MSI
MSI launched three brand-new gaming products at CES: the new Optix gaming monitor line-up, new gaming desktops, a motherboard, a graphics card, and the new GT75VR Titan Pro with Killer Wireless-AC 1550.

MSI introduces the new Optix MPG Series


MSI is proudly expanding its Optix gaming monitor line-up with the MPG curved gaming monitors. The new Optix MPG series will consist of two 27-inch monitors, the Optix MPG27C and Optix MPG27CQ. These mark the next level in MSI gaming monitors with a curved VA panel with an 1800R curve. Both models feature a 144Hz refresh rate and 1... Read more

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Lately I've had a few issues with my computer, it got slower, and some games didnt install properly due to directX errors. So after looking at some forums for battlefield 3 directX errors I read that uninstalling Origin would be a good idea to fix the problem. While that was going on, first the mouse stopped working (keeping in mind it does that sometimes without there being a problem with the computer), then the screen froze entirely. It came back for a few seconds afterwards, then it froze again and i got the BSOD.

It was set to automatical reboot, so I couldnt read what the error was.

Now the problem I'm having is that, when I start the computer I get these options: Start computer in safe mode , Safe mode with internet, Safe mode with leadtext or whatever and Start windows Normal. Which ever I choose will fail.

Choosing the Normal startup will cause the computer to get stuck on the windows login screen with the wobbly win logo.

Choosing the Safe mode (with and without internet) causes it to stuck, it seems to not be able to load some files.

I've tried running the repair windows option, but the screen went black and nothing else happend.

A:BSOD Uninstalling Origin, Can't get past windows login screen

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

All these steps will eventually lead to a complete clean install of your system.

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lately my newest dvdrw, which i put jumper settings as slave, has been giving me problems. when reading data discs containing music, the tracks skip, which it normally NEVER does. i was just wondering if this is a common problem when putting one drive as slave, and one as master. the master drive is a dvdrom which has also been giving me problems lately, which i'll be replacing in a few days due to a faulty door. i was considering switching the position of the drives when i replace the dvdrom.
 

A:common master/slave dvdrom/dvdrw problems.

For some DVD r/w's they work best when installed as master. Infact My Liteon and my Aopen both came with that recommendation and that is the way they both work. It is also possible with the track skipping that it is the media instead of the drive.
 

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My thread was closed and I was told to follow the new instructions which I had read already. I am using Windows Vista 64bit and DDS is not compatible with this OS. I did a GMER scan only being able to select the three default options and results turned up with zero results and no log.

Here is the original message for review unless there is another set of instructions for 64bit users.

I have been testing a small application called Alpha Blender which enables me to set windows transparency case to case. I originally did a single file scan on Bit Defender and Kaspersky and both came up with clean results. However, I just used TotalVirus file scanner and it came up with the results below:

http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/6...994-1243064377

Do these results mean that I do in fact have a keylogger on my system tracking my strokes? I am using BlackViper tweaks minimum config so I know it may have helped. Just need insight on weather or not my passwords may be compromised.

I have attached an HT log for review. If any more information is needed I can help.

A:Windows 64bit - Virus.Win32.FileInfector.gen / Trojan.KeyLogger.origin

Hi,

Quote:




Do these results mean that I do in fact have a keylogger on my system




No, not necessarily.

Programs, often do not produce the desired results on 64 bit systems.

Lets do a couple of scans to make sure you are clean.


Please do the following:


As a Vista user I will require that all the programs I ask you to run, be run by right clicking the icon and selecting Run as Administrator. Otherwise some programs may fail to operate correctly


Download OTS**to your DesktopClose ALL OTHER PROGRAMS.
Double-click on OTS.exe to start the program.
Check the box that says Scan All Users
Check the box that says 64 bit
Under Additional Scans check the following:File - Lop Check
File - Purity Scan
Evnt - EvtViewer (last 10)

Now click the Run Scan button on the toolbar.
Let it run unhindered until it finishes.
When the scan is complete Notepad will open with the report file loaded in it.
Click the Format menu and make sure that Wordwrap is not checked. If it is then click on it to uncheck it.
Please attach the log in your next post.


NEXT

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan&... Read more

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Only had pc 3 weeks. Was reading email when suddenly BSOD! Got an error code BIOHD-2 no drives detected. After spending hours and days on the phone with HP with no fix, they agreed to refund my money. I've seen hundreds of these types of issues on HP's forum. Thought about getting a Dell. Checked their forum pages and found the same thing. What's going on? Is it bad motherboards, processors, hard drives? Or is it Windows? I'm thinking of switching to Mac but that means all new software. Is there a high performance pc out there that's RELIABLE?

A:New computer crashes more common?

Is this a request for help?

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Only had pc 3 weeks. Was reading email when suddenly BSOD! Got an error code BIOHD-2 no drives detected. After spending hours and days on the phone with HP with no fix, they agreed to refund my money. I've seen hundreds of these types of issues on HP's forum. Thought about getting a Dell. Checked their forum pages and found the same thing. What's going on? Is it bad motherboards, processors, hard drives? Or is it Windows? Or is this normal? I'm thinking of switching to Mac but that means all new software. Is there a high performance pc out there that's RELIABLE?

A:New computer crashes more common?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by photopro60


Only had pc 3 weeks. Was reading email when suddenly BSOD! Got an error code BIOHD-2 no drives detected. After spending hours and days on the phone with HP with no fix, they agreed to refund my money. I've seen hundreds of these types of issues on HP's forum. Thought about getting a Dell. Checked their forum pages and found the same thing. What's going on? Is it bad motherboards, processors, hard drives? Or is it Windows? Or is this normal? I'm thinking of switching to Mac but that means all new software. Is there a high performance pc out there that's RELIABLE?


This is my own personal opinion, but as someone who analyzes BSOD's I am finding that a majority of them are 64bit. It seems like 64bit is more finicky when it comes to memory. After a bit of tinkering they usually go away. My Dell had 1 BSOD and that was basically my fault. I have had good luck with the high end dells.

Ken

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I got a new computer about two weeks ago. Near the beginning my computer shut down a total for 3 times the first week just randomly. The funny thing is the computer litterally shuts down instantly then 1 second later back to the motherboard screen at startup while my computer lights are still on. I thought it was just a random thing because my friend says he has this problem with XP and not Vista. Well, about 5 days ago the problem got a whole lot worse. I started getting many errors like "This program must close due to an error in windows." and if i dont click it my computer seems to crash. The computer just restarts randomly anytime at any point even if i dont get errors. These errors seem to be a big problem, since if i run Ie for a while i get the problem, and every time i open it again i keep getting hte error message and wont let me search. I tried to restore my computer to a past point and when i restarted my computer it would go into the windows loading screen then back to the motherboard screen and just repeat process. I was really really pissed and went to sleep. When i woke up in the morning, to my luck, it worked. Within the past 10 minutes i havnt been able to use internet explorer cause it literally closes after 3 seconds. I just also tried to run xfire, a im software for gamers, and Steam, a program used to run some popular games, and both of them seemed to close after a few seconds. Another small fact about it is that i have two windows loading scree... Read more

A:Computer Shutting Down and Common Errors

I tried reinstalling windows, and I dont see any drives partitioned when I get to that part, and it just gives me hte blue screne of death. I have RAID and i think that has to do with it.

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I have a Compaq Presario about 3 years old with Windows XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 2.

In the last 2 days, when I turn it on, a folder comes up with the start up programs. It is called Common. Inside the folder are 3 other folders called com_os, win2k_xp and win9x_me.

It wouldn't be something I would pay attention to except that at the same time as this started happening, my computer started slowing down, programs don't shut down and it takes over 10 minutes and a lot of "cycling" before the computer shuts down. It also "cycles" a lot while it is on.

I use NOD 32 by ESET as my virus control program, it is up-to-date and it isn't showing any problem with the system.

What could be wrong and how do I fix it?
 

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Hi guys,

Basically I've acquired an old PC from a friend, I don't really know a great deal about the computer except that it is an Winfast motherboard with an AMD 64 Athlon processor.

I've been trying to fix the PC but when I try to do a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate from a disc the computer repeatedly crashes and shuts down after copying files reaches 100% or before.

I have also tried to load a Windows 8 installer and a Ubuntu live CD, but it still seems to crash after running for a while.

I have feeling that it may be an error relating to the graphics/video card, (which is intergrated into the motherboard). Because sometimes the screen shows just lines. I tried playing with the bios once (pheonix bios) but this stopped it from booting and gave the post beeps to tell me there was a problem with the video card. However I reset the CMOS on the motherboard and it now boots but still crashes when trying to install windows 7.

Are there any other ways around this? i.e. disabling the video card manually, or any other solutions? Kinda hoping this isn't a hardware related problem.
Thanks in advance!

A:Boot error, unknown origin, ideas to make this computer boot?

Is the Windows Ultimate disc a retail copy? Or a burned disc? Or?

Is it a 64-bit disc?

I have never heard of the Winfast motherboard brand. It may be too old to support this version of Windows?

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Hello guys!
 
Please check the logs. PC often losing ' power ' + heat up. General ubiquitous brothel , rarely blue screens . Sometimes, problems with the intrnet (browser : DNS ; bad gateway) .
Ping in games jumps to 1500 where normally 60 - 80. When Iwant to enter the BIOS , the jams after a few seconds ( sometimes immediately ,other times running 30sec - 1min max) .
 
Please help 
Regards!!

A:Please check logs. Slow PC common problems, DNS errors. Bios jams

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Remove this program via the Control Panel > Programs > Programs and featutes applet.Driver Booster 2.2 (HKLM-x32\...\Driver Booster_is1) (Version: 2.2 - IObit)===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file. start
CreateRestorePoint:
EmptyTemp:
CloseProcesses:
Hosts:

HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: C:\Users\Jaqx\Desktop\27-03 MALWARE\dBug <====== UWAGA
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRoot% <====== UWAGA
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Ograniczenia <======= UWAGA
HKU\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Ograniczenia <======= UWAGA
HKU\S-1-5-21-38001437-50664965-34969748-1000\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Ograniczenia <======= UWAGA
BHO: Brak nazwy -> {10921475-03CE-4E04-90CE-E2E7EF20C814} -> Brak pliku
Toolbar: HKU\S-1-5-21-38001437-50664965-34969748-1000 -> Brak nazwy - {1DAC0C53-7D23-4AB3-856A-B04D98CD982A} - Brak pliku
Handler: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - D:\PROGRAMY\Office12\GrooveSystem... Read more

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I've actively searched the forum so I apologize if this has been answered - I didn't see it. I own a y510p and started to have the BIOS issue a few days ago - when I turn on the laptop the screen is not on, but the keyboard lights up and you can hear the fan turn on really fast, only for it to shut down and restart itself over and over again. The pressing the power button with everything unplugged did not work, the novo button didn't work, etc. It seems the only way other users on the forum fixed the issue was to send it back into lenovo for a motherboard replacement, but my warranty expired last year. However,  I've been able to successfully boot the laptop after doing the cycle for about 5-10 minutes or so. I tried updating BIOS but it failed - at the moment the only thing I can do is never turn off or restart the laptop so it works properly. Is there anything I can do to fix this issue now that I actually have it on? Or am I just SOL? Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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Hello everybody!
I was referred to this site by a friend who told me how helpful you all were to her. I'm hoping that you can solve my problem.

Here's the deal: My Windows XP Home Edition desktop computer (HP Pavilion a712n) will not start-up. About a minute into start-up, it will automatically restart, and this cycle will repeat. I realize that this indicates some sort of crash.

What I was doing right before this happened: I was burning some files to blank CD's, about 20 of them. Once I finished, I started double-checking each one to make sure the files I wanted were on each CD. At one point, the CD drive refused to open and cough up the CD I had put in there. Nothing I tried worked. So, I restarted the computer (Note that I did this manually (perhaps not the best decision) - I held the power button for a few seconds, it turned off, and then I pressed it again to turn it back on) and that's when the problem started occuring.
I'm really unsure of what to do here.

-I've already tried booting in Safe Mode, and all other options presented to me on that screen (Last Known Configuration, Normally, etc.). This does not work; it just restarts again.

-I've also tried booting from a created XP CD. The factory CD was not supplied to me when I bought the computer, and I burned this file to a CD (http://www.thecomputerparamedic.com/files/rc.iso). This was a link posted on the "Xp Boot "fixes"" thread of this forum. The problem I... Read more

A:Computer keeps restarting, common fixes not working

Hi .

Are you sure that you created the XP Recovery disk properly?

Is there any way that you can test it to see if it's truly bootable?

Exactly what happened when you tried to boot to the CD? Did the boot options of your system even try to go to the optical drive option?

If you can get to the safe mode, etc. options...it would seem to me that you ought to be able to boot from the optical drive.

Louis

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Hi all,

My computer has been randomly restarting for the past 6 or so months but has recently gotten worse, around two to three times an hour. I have set the system to NOT reboot automatically after system failure, and to write debugging information as a Minidump file, but the computer restarts nonetheless and does not produce any Minidump files.

I have gone through two power supplies trying to solve this: initially I had a Coolermaster eXtreme Power 500W power supply, which I replaced with an Antec Earthwatts 650W power supply thinking that it might be a PSU issue.

My computer is currently on a brand new hard drive as of last night, with a fresh copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit installed. I updated the motherboard BIOS to the latest version, and I think the drivers are up to date.

Event Viewer shows Event ID 41, source Kernel Power, with a BugcheckCode 0, SleepInProgress false, and PowerButtonTimestamp 0.

Windows Memory Diagnostic showed no errors.

I'm at a loss and would appreciate any help. Thanks!

System Specs:
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Processor: Intel Core i5 750
Motherboard: Intel Desktop Board DP55WB
Graphics Card: Radeon XFX HD5750 1GB
Memory: DDR3 4GB PC1333MHz (don't know manufacturer)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
Power Supply: Antec Earthwatts 650W

A:Computer randomly restarts (common problem?)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bwee


Hi all,

My computer has been randomly restarting for the past 6 or so months but has recently gotten worse, around two to three times an hour. I have set the system to NOT reboot automatically after system failure, and to write debugging information as a Minidump file, but the computer restarts nonetheless and does not produce any Minidump files.

I have gone through two power supplies trying to solve this: initially I had a Coolermaster eXtreme Power 500W power supply, which I replaced with an Antec Earthwatts 650W power supply thinking that it might be a PSU issue.

My computer is currently on a brand new hard drive as of last night, with a fresh copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit installed. I updated the motherboard BIOS to the latest version, and I think the drivers are up to date.

Event Viewer shows Event ID 41, source Kernel Power, with a BugcheckCode 0, SleepInProgress false, and PowerButtonTimestamp 0.

Windows Memory Diagnostic showed no errors.

I'm at a loss and would appreciate any help. Thanks!

System Specs:
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Processor: Intel Core i5 750
Motherboard: Intel Desktop Board DP55WB
Graphics Card: Radeon XFX HD5750 1GB
Memory: DDR3 4GB PC1333MHz (don't know manufacturer)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
Power Supply: Antec Earthwatts 650W


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