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Q: Unplugging a running computer

I have had trouble shutting down a computer I am building. It goes through the motions then says its okay to turn off your computer now. All the fans are still running and I assume by the okay to turn off your computer now message which has a windows logo on it, the HD is still spinning. Hitting the power buttons just causes the computer to restart. There is no way to shut this computer down.

If I am unable to resolve this issue, how bad is it to turn off the computer by unplugging it? What I would really be doing is adding a power strip with an on/off button to shut the computer down.

Thanks

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Is it safe to unplug my mouse and then plug it back in again into it's USB port without shutting down my laptop?

Is it safe to plug in my laptops power cord while my laptop is running without shutting down first?
 

A:Plugging in and Unplugging cords while laptop is running?

Yes and yes, except if you are going to unplug the power cord do it from the wall socket first and be sure you have plenty of charge on the battery.
 

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Im guessing that is not good. My wife unplugged the computer during a download after it froze and now it takes 45 minutes just to reboot. Once it's up, it might take an hour just to open the control panel.

If it does open up, it will then freeze.

Dell optiplex with xp prof.

it was running fine until the unplugging part.

any ideas?

Thanks

A:Unplugging computer during a download

run
chkdsk /r

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Yesterday, I was on my computer, when I decided to unplug a USB connection to my printer off from a USB port at the top of my PC. Upon doing so, my monitor went blank, and I think I heard the fan levels increase. My keyboard lit up all of the lights, which only ever happens while the computer is booting up.

I waited for a while for the display to return, but nothing happened, so I attempted to manually shut it off by holding the power button down. Nothing happened. I managed to unplug the cord, to turn off the PC. Upon plugging it back in, the PC would not start.

So far, I have concluded that, the power socket and the cable both are fine. The GPU LED light is also not on. I checked the connections to the motherboard from the power supply and they seemed all in place. I also ran the 'paperclip' test on the Power Supply, which worked. I moved the RAM sticks to different slots, and even took out the memory, but didn't hear any sounds or notice any power.

Interestingly, the LED power light on the case seems to occasionally work. Hoping that the issue is not the motherboard.

SPECS:
Motherboard: MSI Z97 G55 SLI
POWER SUPPLY
Cosair CX650

All help is appreciated. Thanks
 

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So this bug seems to only happen about 50% of the time when I unplug USB devices from my computer. When I play certain games I have to unplug my racing wheel and flight sticks and doing so sometimes causes my computer to start beeping and stuttering. The beeping and stuttering only happens when I either move the mouse or click a button on the mouse so I am wondering if it's got something to do with the mouse but I've had the mouse for a while and have only encountered this bug fairly recently. Anyone heard of this before? Any suggestions as to what I should do?

A:Unplugging USB's causes computer to break

Hi,
Well I doubt it's the mouse
You have a i7 what exactly and also what is your power supply so please fill in the rest of your system spec's and also include which antivirus you use as well as any other third party utility,
Use Clean boot,
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup
Click Start and type in the search box,
msconfig
Click on the suggestion on top or hit the Enter key,
Go to the Startup section and take some screen shots for a complete list,
Go to the Services section and on the bottom left Check the box to Hide All Microsoft services,
Repeat the screen shots,
See the links above my signature on how to take and upload screen shots here,
Cheers.

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Hi,
I recently unplugged my computer from the wall (actually, I unplugged the surge protected power strip from the wall) because I was doing some electrical work and didn't want my computer to see a surge in case I made any mistakes. When I plugged the computer back in, I began to see strange behavior. There seem to be "artifacts", for lack of a better word since I'm not overclocking anything, during startup and after booting. The text is all messed up, showing the wrong letters and symbols, and the asus screen is screwed up too. After booting, there are discolorations and severe misalignments, and the monitor going black and coming back repeatedly. I tried resetting the power strip, plugging the power directly into the wall, and cleaning out the dust in the box.

The problem comes and goes, sometime more sever than others and sometimes all is OK, and I can't figure out what is causing it. All temps are OK (GPU is 42 idle, CPU is 29). Specs are as follows:
Mobo: Asus A8N-SLI
CPU: AMD 3700 San Diego
GPU: EVGA 7800 GT
PSU: Antec Truepower 2.0 550
Mem: 2x512 Corsair XMS
1 DVD drive, 4 hard drives, stock cooling (with 1 extra hard drive fan)
Old Gateway CRT monitor (using DVI-Analog adapter)
No overclocking on CPU or GPU

Right now everything is fine and the Asus PC Probe shows the following voltages, pretty much rock solid :
+12 : 11.84
+5 : 4.945
+3.3 : 3.296
V Core : 1.392

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A:Artifacts? after unplugging computer

(using DVI-Analog adapter)Click to expand...

Hmm check monitorcable first its maybe loosen a bit
 

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Hello! Please help!

I'm having an issue where every time I unplugg my headphones from my front microphone port it completely shut down my computer. Any solutions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Specs:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-4300 Quad-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8190 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476387 MB, Free - 288950 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, 760GM-P23(FX) (MS-7641)
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Type of headphones: JVC HA-FR37-K
I have realtek hd audio manager.

Thanks!!
 

A:Computer shuts down after unplugging headphones

There isn't an option within Windows (that I'm aware of) to shut down when headphones are removed. So I would suspect it's a hardware fault.

Does the same occur if you connect the headphones to the rear audio port?
 

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Hi, I notice that when my computer is in sleep mode, I can unplug the external hard drive and the computer will power on again. I never had this issue with Windows 7. Right now I have Windows 8 Pro 64-bit.

Is there any way for me to disable this feature so that I can unplug the external hard drive without turning the computer back on again?

Thanks

A:Unplugging an External Drive Powers on the Computer

still having the issue, anyone know how to change this?

Thanks

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Unplugging a computer & modem/router combo save me about $40 USD a month off of our electric bill.

I have an all-one computer (Not a laptop) supposedly energy star efficient. I actually done a test but I don't know if it is the computer or the modem/router combo. The computer received power while it was off, the router was always on. I changed that, the computer and the modem/router combo is now totally unplugged so I saved $40.00 off of our electric bill. The computer & modem/router combo is now unplugged for 6 to 12 hours a day.

A:Unplugging a computer & modem/router combo saved me about $40...

I use surge protectors on both my computers and modems/router.
When I turn off the computers I also turn off the surge protectors which turns off everything including my router and modem.

Everything that hooks to my computers are hooked to the surge protectors;
speakers, printers, ect. So everything is turned off. (No power)

You can also use this method for a T.V.
When a T.V. is off it isn't really off, it's in kind of in standby mode using electricity.

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Hi All! Been a while since I've posted, but sitting here reading other's posts, I almost forgot why I logged in!

I have a weird problem with my computer.....a little background:
I didn't turn the computer on for a LONG time....perhaps a year, so one day, I decided to boot it up and it won't boot past the post! So I replaced the MB battery, checked the power supply, replaced the memory...and it booted. But then, I turn it off, and it won't boot again...same problem with it not booting past the mem. post. So being that it was an old computer, I figured I'd just build myself a new machine and use the hard drive as a slave. There are programs on the drive that I want to use that I cannot replace! Well, I tried doing that, but the new computer won't see the drive....it won't even boot with it plugged in. So....

I take the hard drive to another machine that I know works fine, and it boots. Problem solved....so I thought. I turn it off, and try and turn it back on.....nothing.....no beeps, no post....nothing. So I tried changing the power supply, and plug all back in, and it boots. Turn it off, nothing. Long story short, if I unplug the motherboard power cord from the board, and plug it back in, it boots, but if I turn it off, I have to repeat the motherboard plug thing to get it to boot again. I have had the drive checked for viruses, and it's clean.
I have to admit, I am stumped! Any ideas? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciat... Read more

A:Computer won't boot without unplugging and plugging motherboard power

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Looking for some help in finding what the issue is. I found many tools to run already (which I probably shouldn't have but...). Anyone with a solution would be greatly appreciated. I hope to learn along with what I'm being told to keep the system clean and eventually be able to help others. I have recent logs but won't post or will rerun them until/as requested. I also have kept track of what I've done up to this point in a text file if that'll help. Thanks in advance...

A:Computer generating so much SPAM that service provider requested unplugging it

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Good Day Everyone..

I am having this problem.. well on standby the local area network shows it has network 2 but when I opened any browser or use an application that uses the internet it goes unplugged, enable and then identifying... as the results I will get a message of no internet connection in the browser but after that it will stay on network 2 message again like its fine...

I tried to ping google.com -t and it seems it doesn't go unplugged, enable and identifying.. it is pinging well..

nothing changes even if I change the settings in the speed & duplex.

I also tried ipconfig /release and /renew.. /flushdns

it is like this for 3 days now then I am rebooting the canopy yesterday.. changing some settings to forced and it kinda worked.. though it goes unplugged, enabled and identifying again.. once per hour I think... then this morning this problem is back again....

edit: ok I just noticed now when I use ipconfig /all
the media state are disconnected even though it says network 2 in the local area network.. also the enabled word... in the window is blinking...
 

A:Keeps on unplugging

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Even after unplugging my PC from my TV and back into my monitor (which I got high FPS on) my FPS is significantly lower than normal and my PC just crashed while playing CSGO. Any help would be great

A:Low FPS after unplugging PC from TV

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Hi Suddenly my computer has been running quite slow and there is HDD activity all the time. I noticed there is a blank page - Internet explorer entry running in task manager (which keeps coming back even if i manually stop it) and a couple of iexplore processes running in the background although I havene't opened any IE windows.



DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17496 BrowserJavaVersion: 11.25.2
Run by Yannis at 1812 on 2014-12-11
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1253.30.1033.18.3551.821 [GMT 1:00]
.
AV: Bitdefender Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {9A0813D8-CED6-F86B-072E-28D2AF25A83D}
SP: Bitdefender Antispyware *Enabled/Updated* {2169F23C-E8EC-F7E5-3D9E-13A0D4A2E280}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\Bitdefender 2015\vsserv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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A:Computer running slow & Internet explorer instances running in task manager

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when i close out of firefox the cpu for the process firefox.exe goes immediately to 99% and will usually cause my computer to freeze unless i end the process instead of closing firefox normally.
when i close out of steam games, my computer will run slower than usual, even if i end all processes related to steam. my computer will stay at this slowed speed untill i restart my computer.

here is my HJT log, if any other information is needed please tell me.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:10:54 PM, on 6/14/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16850)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcIp.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\bin\nSvcLog.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exe
C:\Program Files\Silicon Image\3114-W-I32-R SATARAID5\SATARaid5ConfigService.exe
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A:computer running slowly and freezing after running firefox and steam games

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I don't have any real idea of what the problem could be at this point. I have tried uninstalling unnecessary programs without any change in the way that the computer is behaving. HijackThis won't post a log file and also says that I have been denied write access to the Hosts file.  Any suggestions?

A:Computer running slow, freezing, stalling and generally not running properly

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.

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Don't have a router and want to use the modem with an Xbox. Should I shut down the computer before removing the modem cable and before plugging it back in when I'm done with the Xbox?

Thanks.

A:Unplugging Modem from PC

You don't have to, but it might not pick up the network when you replug the computer back in.

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I gave up printing w/ this wireless computer when I read the posts and it said it was because the computerwent to sleep.  I bought the regular cord but it does the same thing!  I have to unplug it every time I want to printand the printer has to go thru the whole process of setting up again.  Thank you,Sue

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I've recently acquired a digital camera, and have been testing snaps then putting them into the PC for editing. When I remove the lead, I get the "Unsafe Removal Of Device" window pop up warning me about not stopping the device properly. Now this has never caused me any issues when unplugging any USB hardware.

So my question is, can the warning be disabled totally? Every time I unplug the camera the window pops up and wants to place its icon in the system tray. It's starting to get on my nerves!

Thanks in advance
 

A:Unplugging USB Devices

Alan,This problem can occur because of a logic error in the code for the Usbhub.sys file. Leave it plugged in so that when you download the latest service pack from Microsoft it will be picked up, and the proper SP will be downloaded. Have a good day.
 

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So recently, my Y40-80 started to shut down immediately after i unplug the power source. At first, i figured it's due to my battery, so i got a new one and got rid of the old one. But the problem still exists. I've called in to Lenovo support and they said my warranty doesn't cover this, so it'll be due to charge, which i think is ridiculous since if it's a hardware failure, i do not see why i should be charged just because i don't have the original battery. Anyways, i've tried reformatting and that did not work. Anyone out there could help me please? Appreciate it!

A:Y40-80 shuts down upon unplugging

Hi rx24race , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Would the new battery be a direct purchase from Lenovo or declared genuine replacement Lenovo battery ?
Within the warranty coverage would be the original parts that came with the machine.
 
As you mentioned that with a new battery you are still having the same issue but since this would be a charging issue , it is yet to be investigated if it was the systemboard or battery itself is the fault. 
 
Option that I suggest is to have it taken perhaps to service provider like best buy that can check with a certified compatible battery and have them assist you on having it serviced or to call in directly using the same case number you were provided.
 
Update us on how it would work best for your situattion.
 
Regards 

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Hi,

I wonder what'd happen if I unplug the desktop tower cord from the power surge or electric outlet? Will I lose what I have in tower? I unplugged the desktop monitor cord from the power surge several times and nothing was lost, but I am not sure about the tower cord. The reason is because I need to move the table around in the room and need to unplug the cords. I am sure nothing will be lost if unplugging tower cord from the power surge or outlet because the table needs to be moved around in the room, something else like moving out of the house, etc if you know what I mean.

Also, what would happen if unplugging the cords from the desktop monitor and tower themselves, not from power surge/outlet? Would everything be lost? Much thanks.

A:Unplugging cords

Save everything, then turn everything off, using the approved procedure and then you can unplug.
As always, your important stuff should always be backed up. An unexpected improper shut down, and stuff can be lost.
Stuff can be lost for other reasons, too.

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Getting ready to do the install on my new SSD with some trepidation. I have Raptors in Raid 0 right now and would like to simply unplug them, set the BIOS to AHCI and use the 0 port for the SSD experiment/potential fiasco. What I hope to be able to do if the SSD doesn't like me, is to unplug it, set the BIOS back to Raid, plug in the Raptors and pretend the whole thing never happened. Does this stand a chance of working?

A:Plugging and Unplugging!

I wouldnt unplug the raptor raid - if you use intel raid (the one i'm sure of and probably similar, or the same for others) when you enable raid in the bios it also enables AHCI - so you should be good to go with testing the ssd drive - just unplugging a raid array can be very hard to set up again - i did it years ago and it was a miracle i got it back up and going again (that included reinstalling the OS) so not recommended - it also depends what options are available in the raid rom (i think its called) which you set it up in before you install the OS. From memory, which is bad, the problem was it couldnt recognise one or both the drives.
It depends on your motherboard I guess but for mind it should be ok - running raid and using the same controller to use a ssd drive in AHCI mode - but treat this as my opinion - you should be able to find information on your motherboards site, or intel etc's, site. Or wait for more replies as Im uncertain and more repies means more suggestions.
If it has 2 controllers eg intel and jmicron use the JMICRON if it supports AHCI to be on the safe side.

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I borrowed my sisters camera for a trip, while i was copying my videos and pictures onto my computer, the cord got unplugged (wrapped around the chair)
and now, on the camera, i cant Take pictures, cant record Video... when i go to preview mode, it says "MEMORY REQUIRE FORMAT" then it flashes to 'no data in internal memory'

i checked the SD card, and there was nothing on that, and i need to fix this problem... HELP

the type of camera is a Centrios DSC-314 3.1 megapixel

(also... dunno why, but when i go to picture mode it says 2X zoom instead of 4)

I dont really want to go into windows and format it through there, and i cant find a selection in the camera settings to format it... can anyone help me?
 

A:Unplugging camera

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Hello,
Recently, I've been having problems with my HP cd-writer. The cd-writer automatically plugs and unplugs itself... even when I'm not using it!! I want to know what's going on and how to fix this problem. Thanks
 

A:My CD-writer keeps unplugging itself...

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Hi TSG!

Can you please help me . I have this laptop and it is allegedly top of the line or so i was told by the "techs" of clean my pc. Anywho long story short. My computer is running an abnormally amount of process at start up. When i open up task manager there are 99 processes running ! Can you please help doctor my computer. Or i will have to pay the 199 and take it to the Geek Squad if you think that will help.

Thanks for your help!

Sincerely,
Natasha

This is my computer stats:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-72, AMD64 Family 17 Model 3 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3836 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 227364 MB, Free - 127467 MB; D: Total - 11106 MB, Free - 1874 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 30FC
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

And this is my Hijackthislog:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:14:00 PM, on 11/27/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
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A:Computer running multiple processes at startup. Running very slow!

Press the Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Type msconfig

Click OK.

Select the Startup tab.

Other than hpWirelessAssistant, you can uncheck just about eveything in there.

Restart the computer.
 

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Brand: Gateway FX Series
OS: Vista SP2


Recently my computer has started booting up very slowly, and after it boots up the CPU or the fan (not sure which) stayed revved up. If I check the task manager idle system process is running at 98-99% all the time. I know this is a measure of how often the CPU is idle, but I don't recall it always being so high.

If I start the task manager as soon as my computer lets me when I boot up all my CPU is going to idle system process for some reason, instead of booting things up.

Its been awhile, but I seem to recall that some problems can make it look like idle process time when in reality something else is actually wrong.

I get random lag when I open a program. Firefox for example, will load just fine, but then I try to click something and the computer momentarily freezes. Its not just Firefox though, it happens when I open up "My Documents" or Pidgin or anything.

I ran Microsoft Security Essentials, Malware Bytes, and Spybot S&D, all of them came back clean.

I would post stuff from Belarc Advisor here, but it keeps hanging on the "Checking local network of this computer." part at 54%.

I'm not sure where to go from here. :(

A:Computer Suddenly Running Slow - Random Hangups and Fan Running

I finally got Belarc to respond and finish.

EDIT:: I can't attch the .html file. How do you all prefer it to be presented?

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Hello - I am a first time poster that is looking for some possible help before I unplug this computer and take it to the shop. I have a Dell 2350 (approx 3 yrs old) running Windows XP SP2. For the past couple of weeks, the computer has been running very slow and shuts down during any scans or programs running (ex. Ipod updates, virus scans,spyware scans, etc.), which means I have been unable to try to figure out what the problem is. I have been able to run Hijack this and have posted the results below: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:06:33 PM, on 11/24/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\savedump.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\EPSON\EBAPI\SAgent2.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Iomega\S... Read more

A:Computer Running Slow - Shuts Down During Scans Or Program Running..please Help!

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I was not able to get perfmon /report to work, so I only have the BSOD report.

A:BSOD while running firefox. Computer has been running terrible.

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/y...s8obb26dhwFSnD

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Hello Everyone,

I am a sahelian eagle, based in here somewhere in the African Sahelian region! I have just made my first steps with Vista (Ultimate x64) on a brand new lovely HP laptop. Before that I was using an XP running yet other HP computer. Thr first days, I could directly connect the two using a crossover cable and access the Internet the old computer. But after I installed TuneUp Utilities 9 and ran some optimization processes that changes the default settings (I accepted all the recommendation by the Utilities), I can no longer connect to the two computers, and I can't see wich parameter(s) is/are responsible for that change. Can someone please help me solve this problem? Warmest thanks!

A:More able to directly connect an XP running computer and a Vista x64 running one

Love to help I think with Tuneup utilities you are able to do a registry restore. You will need to do this and hopefully that will solve your problem...
Good luck...

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COMPUTER RUNNING VERY SLOW. WAS TOLD BY REAL TIMES THAT CPU IS OPERATING AT 98% AND THAT A LOT OF OPERATING PROGRAMS ARE OFF.
 

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Computer got infected by some nasties.  The hard drive is constantly chattering and running the hard drive and system even when I am not using it.  I've run superantispyware, kaspersky, malwarebytes.  DDS file is attached.  I've tried to clean it up but I am at the end of my span of knowledge.  If I run hijackthis there are a lot of bizarre looking%%%  files found, lots of BHOs, and the hosts file is probably corrupt.  Have used ccleaner and revo to clean out old junk files.  COMPUTER IS ***VERY SLOW***.  This makes me sad. Thank you in advance for any help!!Also, have a lot of registry errors. Thanks again.

A:Computer running slow, constant processes running

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My PC isnt running like it used to. i dont really watch pornography on my computer so i doubt thats why, and i seem to have many processes running, even when idle. i have researched the names of some and websites say it MAY be spyware, etc but sometimes its not and im not sure how to identify if it is or not. much thanks



Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:14:27 PM, on 28/08/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16711)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\LBTWiz.exe
C:\Windows\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium\avgnt.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\Desktop Messenger\8876480\Program\LogitechDesktopMessenger.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\Xfire\xfire.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\KHAL2\KHALMNPR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Mail\WinMail.exe
C:\Windows\system32\conime.exe
C:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe
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A:Computer not running fast at all, Lots of processes running why?

Bump post please. cant do anything with computer like this :(

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Hello, I will be out of the country for about 12 days and I am thinking I should unplug my laptop (switch the powerstrip to OFF) while I'm away just to be on the safe side. I want to do this for peace of mind since I will be so far away. I have an old laptop that is running on 3 cylinders.

Upon return, will I be experiencing difficulty turning my computer back on? BTW, I am with CenturyLink Wireless.

I've not done this before as I've not been gone that long.

Thank you very much.
 

A:Solved: Unplugging my Laptop while I'm away

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Game runs fine when charger is connected but poor performance when not.To disable some obvious power saver functions probably causing the issue, I set battery mode to 'High Performance'.Also I have instead of auto, selected to use Nvidia graphics instead of Intel of course.Don't really know what power saver options I'm missing to disable.

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Stop: c000021a {Fatal System Error} The Session Manager Initialization system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000189 (0x00000000 0x00000000) The system has been shut down.

That was the first time i got any message. I have a systemax computer and am on windows xp sp3, but after a friend came in from out of town to visit, i noticed him on my pc and thought nothing of it. Then when i would use it, it would just cut OFF as if the power source was being removed, not the actual shutdown process. But i would be able to cut it back on, however, usually right after logging in or as i try to open a program, it cuts off again. I kept cutting it back on and tried a program from microcenter called 'system mechanic'. it said i had 95 registry errors and it fixed everything....or so i thought. I used my pc again happily for a whole 2 hours then, it cut off again. then I couldnt get it back on. when i tried it gave me the above message. It wouldnt even start in safe mode. I thought i ruined my pc, but then i remembered that when i leave it alone until after midnight, it comes back on.... i left it alone until 6 am this morning, and i insalled a fix it program from MS, i just want to make sure this will actually fix the problem and want to know what caused it, what does that mean? This guy became very upset with me and did a lot of petty things b4 i put him out like unplug my mouse, keyboard, and speakers from pc and broke my ac! and more. Plus i know he is a p... Read more

A:PC just shuts OFF as if someone is unplugging it randomly....HELP!!!!

Hi best to stay away from Registry cleaners - cause more problems than they solve.
Try..
Reboot - tap F8
Choose.
Safe mode with command prompt..
Log on as administrator.
Type.
%systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
Press enter>Choose>Launch system restore.
Choose date prior to the problem.

Do you have the original install Cd?
Error message.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/156669
 

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Hi, I have been using my laptop with windows 7 installed for a while. Whenever I unplug my USB mouse, I receive a blue screen and windows says that it will restart.

I have the dump file, and I can attach it to this post.

Thanks for everyone's help.

A:BSOD unplugging USB mouse

There is a lot of info missing needed to analyse your issue:

Please follow these instructions for posting:

http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html



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

Cheers

Dave

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Strange. Won't let me post under Networking but here is my question ...

Is there any harm in unplugging a wireless router every night?
 

A:Unplugging Router Harmful?

No harm at all.

But the best is to enable WPA2 or WPA encryption and use a long complicated key. And if you want to be real secure, change that key every other month.
 

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Hello
I am using windows 7 64bit system.
for some reason, after im unpluging my TP-LINK usb device, a BSOD appears
it happens every time im doing it.
(TP LINK WN821N v3)

i have to say it happens only with the TP LINK device, if im unplugging the mouse/keyboard USB
everything is ok...

*added dm log collector info

thanks!

A:BSOD after unplugging USB(TP link)

Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.12.0002.633 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Richard\AppData\Local\Temp\Temp1_YONI-PC-Wed_12_24_2014_181604_53.zip\122114-33602-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7601.18409.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02c53000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02e96890
Debug session time: Sun Dec 21 12:38:21.238 2014 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:22:05.051
Loading Kernel Symbols
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Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
......
Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\athurx.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for athurx.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for athurx.sys
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EDIT:uploaded correct zip
My problems all started a few days ago after inadvertently unplugging my mouse from the computer. Since then I have had a handful of bsod.
I have run memtest and it came back negative. I have also run chkdsk. This is the result of that test
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

A disk check has been scheduled.
Windows will now check the disk.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 5)...
141568 file records processed. File verification completed.
1976 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. 2 EA records processed. 60 reparse records processed. CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 5)...
194782 index entries processed. Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned. 0 unindexed files recovered. CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 5)...
141568 file SDs/SIDs processed. Cleaning up 897 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 897 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 897 unused security descriptors.
Security descriptor verification completed.
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A:Several BSOD after unplugging USB mouse.

AVG IDS Application Activity Monitor Driver is causing the BSODs here.

Code:
fffff880`06f994c8 fffff880`02d6261aUnable to load image avgidsdrivera.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for avgidsdrivera.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for avgidsdrivera.sys
avgidsdrivera+0x1861a
Description here: Driver Reference Table - avgidsdrivera.sys

Uninstall AVG using AVG Remover. Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.
Download, install and update those, and then run full system scans with both of them, one by one.

Do some Disc checks.
Reseat the sata and power.

Run chkdsk /f/r, following the option two of the tutorial Disk Check
Seatool for dos: SeaTools | Seagate download
Burn it in a blank cd. boot from the CD, click on "Accept", wait for it to finish detecting the drives, then in the upper left corner select "Basic Tests", then select "Long Test" and let it run.
Post screenshot of HDDs using CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World
Let us know the results.
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BSOD ANALYSIS:

Code:
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff80003745552, fffff88006f99770, 0}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!CmpKcbCacheLookup+492 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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Is it a good idea to unplug my cable modem if Im going to be away on vacation? Is it good to unplug it period? Thanks
 

A:Unplugging Cable Modem

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Hi everyone, hope this is a good year for all. I just picked up a new computer running xp. It came without a floppy drive, so I picked up a portable external usb floppy drive. Is it ok to plug in, and unplug the floppy to the usb port with the computer on? Thanks for the tips/advice.

Regards
IMP49
 

A:Plugging in and unplugging a usb device

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It's the weirdest thing.. If I disconnect the ethernet plug from the computer, it will blue screen. Every time.

Based on the blue screen info and the searches I have done on the error, it seems there is something wrong with the Nvidia drivers? I have went to every resource I could to make sure all drivers are up to date.. but nothing seems to be working.

I have been trying to troubleshoot this for a while.. but I kept giving up. I am turning to the fourms for help since I can come up with no solution.

Here are the computer specs - required files are attached. Please let me know if I need to provide anything else. Thanks in advance!

Specs
- Installed: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
- Originally: Windows Vista 64-bit
- Windows Vista came on the system, but it came with free Windows 7 upgrade discs, so it was upgraded.

- System is just over 2 years old
- Windows 7 installed just over a year ago

A:BSOD when unplugging ethernet

Your attachment does not include the crash reports. It only includes the executable for getting the crash reports. Please follow the http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html closer to supply us with the correct files so we may better assist you. Thank you.

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When I close the lid of my computer, it makes the alert noise as if you unplugged a device. When I open the lid, it makes the alert noise as if you plugged in a new device. The screen takes a few seconds to turn on, and all of my windows which were open will be resized, and all of my desktop icons are rearranged.Happens every time I open or close the lid, and it's been about a week now.About two months ago, I actually sent this in to Lenovo for some repair from a drop, and they replaced just some plastic parts of the shell and the keyboard. It worked fine when I got it back, and once the screen is on, it continues to work fine. I'm mentioning this because I don't think the screen is becoming physically unplugged, it looks like it is in top shape after the repairs. Any thoughts?-Matt

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Hi all, I've been having this weird problem and this site looked like a good place to ask about it because of the support I've seen. So wooooo first post~!
Anyway, whenever I unplug one certain flash drive (a Kingston DataTraveller SE9) my laptop bluescreens with the error "SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED". I can't figure out why for the life of me! I did, however, figure out that the flash drive is recognized as a local disk and not a removable one. This issue only applies to my laptop, that's it; the drive works perfectly fine on any other computer. I can still read and write to it no problem. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated!

A:Unplugging Certain USB Drive Causes BSOD

Some USB flash drives act like a hard drive which Windows lists as local disk instead of removable. You will notice that when you delete anything on the USB drive labeled local the deleted items go to the recycle bin. On a USB flash drive labeled removable the items are not sent to the recycle bin.
 
Download USBdeview. Run the program Highlight any listing for Kingston DataTravler and press the red X to remove. Reboot the computer and attach the Kingston again. Do you get the error?
 
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

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Is this a good idea? My fan is making all kinds of noise, I have already bought a replacement card from newegg.com, so the issue is only valid for a few days.

If I unplug the fan, will my card/system be ok?
 

A:Unplugging the fan on a GeForce FX 5200

Not a good idea.

If it has a fan it probably means it produces a lot of heat. The heatsink alone might be okay if you don't do anything GPU intensive, but you'll probably encounter overheating problems during gaming.
 

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yesterday I hooked up my PC to my home theter system and after unplugging it to put in my headphones the sound stopped working on either the earphones or the the stereo. Checked my sound devices and their drivers and went thru the XP troubleshooting menus and nothing is working. I am pretty certain that it is a hardware problem....could I have blown out the sound card in the same way you can blow out your speakers? Please let me know if anyone out there has any info.....
 

A:Sound stopped working after unplugging...

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