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Busy Sign on Taskbar & System Tray

Q: Busy Sign on Taskbar & System Tray

Hi,

I have started getting a busy sign (Hourglass) on my taskbar & system tray. Issues being faced:

1) The System Tray Icons are not loading up.
2) 'My Computer' is not accessible. When we click My Computer, the window opens up but nothing is shown, it keeps searching.
Also, the right click on 'My Computer' is not working.
3) 'Start' button is not working.
4) On opening programs like Word, Excel, Firefox etc. They do not appear on the taskbar.
5) When I right click on any folder in My Documents, 'Send to' option are not available.
6) The drop down menu in My Documents is also not working.
7) Windows is not shutting down completely. It gets stuck on 'Saving your settings...'

When I booted the desktop in Safe Mode with Networking non of the above issues were faced. Pls assist.

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A: Busy Sign on Taskbar & System Tray

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Hi,

I have started getting a busy sign (Hourglass) on my taskbar & system tray. Issues being faced:

1) The System Tray Icons are not loading up.
2) 'My Computer' is not accessible. When we click My Computer, the window opens up but nothing is shown, it keeps searching.
Also, the right click on 'My Computer' is not working.
3) 'Start' button is not working.
4) On opening programs like Word, Excel, Firefox etc. They do not appear on the taskbar.
5) When I right click on any folder in My Documents, 'Send to' option are not available.
6) The drop down menu in My Documents is also not working.
7) Windows is not shutting down completely. It gets stuck on 'Saving your settings...'

When I booted the desktop in Safe Mode with Networking non of the above issues were faced. Pls assist.

A:[SOLVED] Busy Sign on Taskbar & System Tray

Issue resolved by disabling SSPD from services.

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Yesterday, I began experiencing a strange thing where my pointer/cursor appears as the arrow but then flashes the blue circle "busy" cursor right beside it. In and of itself, this wouldn't be so bad except that the effect of it appears to be that whenever I have a program open (Chrome, Firefox, Word, email, Task Manager etc), the program randomly and frustratingly reduces to the System Tray. The program doesn't close, it simply moves to the System Tray and I'm presented with my Desktop. I have run Malwarebytes, Norton Security Suite, CCleaner and the problem continues. I booted to Safe Mode and the problem disappears.

Here is the log from TSG Sys Info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3120M CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6008 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 702210 MB, Free - 643162 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

I should add that Norton Security Suite, supplied by Comcast, is my antivirus since I don't see that listed in the log above.

Thanks,
Doug
 

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Yesterday, I began experiencing a strange thing where my pointer/cursor appears as the arrow but then flashes the blue circle "busy" cursor right beside it. In and of itself, this wouldn't be so bad except that the effect of it appears to be that whenever I have a program open (Chrome, Firefox, Word, email, Task Manager etc), the program randomly and frustratingly reduces to the System Tray. The program doesn't close, it simply moves to the System Tray and I'm presented with my Desktop. I have run Malwarebytes, Norton Security Suite, CCleaner and the problem continues. I booted to Safe Mode and the problem disappears.

Here is the log from TSG Sys Info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3120M CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6008 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 702210 MB, Free - 643162 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

I should add that Norton Security Suite, supplied by Comcast, is my antivirus since I don't see that listed in the log above.

Thanks,
Doug
 

A:Solved: Cursor blinks busy and open programs randomly reduce to the System Tray

Marking this solved but moving it to Virus and Malware removal since I'm guessing it's a better fit over there.
 

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Yellow triangular sign of low virtual memory in lower left system tray

Win XP Sp2 system.


My PC has considerable amount of memory but still
While too much surfing on net,
Sometimes, I am getting
A yellow triangle in lower left system tray
About "low virtual memory" with a yellow caution triangle and PC becomes very slow.

This thing happens every time while cutting/pasting on net a more
.

Even if you restart/ turn on and off PC, the system remains still in low memory effect.

After sometimes, it automatically adjusts by itself
And PC becomes normal, but it takes 4-5 hours / 1-2 days.

Pray tell,..

How to release memory and bring the computer in normal mode when yellow triangle shows up?? Pl. suggest smart tricks and technique. I can?t buy more memory as I need to replace both / costs more. I think I got 512 MB or 1 Gig of RAM


Thx.

A:Yellow triangular sign of low virtual memory in left system tray

What size is the Page File? . . . RIght click on My Computer . . select Properties . . Click on Advanced tab . . then Settings . . then Advanced again . . settings will be in the Virual Memory section at the bottom.

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It's kind of hard to explain, but I'll do my best. When I turn on my computer and it goes to the GUI, the internet connection icon on the system tray has an 'X' on it for about one minute. During this time I cannot access anything online that involves administrator privileges. However, since I don't have firefox setup to run as administrator, I'm able to browse online even though the internet icon still has an 'X' on it. Once the 'X' finally turns into, the world, I'm able to access online things that require administrator privileges, ie. ventrilo. I'm not sure why this is happening; it all began when I connected my wireless HP printer to my router, it caused my router to stop working and I had to buy a new router. Before the other router broke, I was still having these problems with the 'X' for a long time. I switched my printer to connect to my computer instead of wirelessly hoping to a void this problem, but it still exists. Can anyone help?
 

A:Internet icon on system tray takes forever to show the connection sign.

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Hi,I hope someone here can help with this.
For some reason,the taskbar on my desktop has gone from being on the bottom,to going along the left side.I tried to drag it back,but the best I could do was to get along it on the top.Any ideas as to how I can get it back to the bottom?I tried dragging it all over the place,but it just won't go to the bottom.
It's running win 2000.Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Taskbar/system tray

Not sure if it's the same in Win2K, but won't hurt to try.

Right click on the taskbar and make sure "Lock The Taskbar" is unchecked, then just left click and hold on a blank area in the taskbar and drag it to the bottom, Lock it again when your done.
 

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Can't get rid of "System Alert!" icon in tray... It flashes between a white question mark inside a blue circle and what looks like a 'no smoking' sign...but with no cigarette in the middle...basically a red circle with a red line through the middle of it...What I've tried so far..Spybot scanAd aware scanAVG scanBooting in safe mode and running ATF-Cleaner and straight after that I ran SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition.. It seemed to find it, told me it fixed it...but it still comes up when I get to windows..Here is my log ... Please help..Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 6:24:45 PM, on 11/03/2007Platform: 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\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\arservice.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\... Read more

A:System Alert! In Taskbar Tray

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Hey Guys,

I'm not too sure if this may be possible. I've done a bit of "googling" but the key words always bring up "how to move the taskbar" but that is not what I want....

Basically my monitor has developed a small leak down on the bottom right, nothing major, it can wait until I've saved up to get a nice new one. For now though I can't see my tray notification and more importantly the clock. Is there anyway to move the sytem tray (including the clock) further towards thw middle so that I can see it?

XP has been around for years so I would have thought someone would have come up with a way!

Thanks
 

A:Move the system tray NOT the taskbar

It's built into the program to always be on the right of the taskbar when horizontal (top or bottom) and the bottom of the taskbar when vertical (left or right side).
 

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Hi...just recently when i started my computer up..and after windows loaded...there was just my background...all my icons & task bar & system tray were gone. The only way i could turn my computer off was manually....than i waited a bit..and when i started it again..windows did a disk check..than when it loaded again..all my icons & other stuff were back. But when i restart it or turn it off & than turn it on next day...its same thing again..just a background...so it looks like the only way my icons come back is when windows does a disk check.
Whats causing my computer to do this? I've had problems with trojan horse virus's recently...dont know if its related. I hope somebody out there can help me solve this problem.

Thanxs in advance
 

A:Solved: No icons or taskbar & system tray...need help!!

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What I'd like is for a program that normally appears in the system tray to show in the taskbar at all times it is running so i can easily see it and use the exit functions etc.
Specifically for Steam - (X) minimizes to system tray and hides activity in the task bar. I don't mind if this results in 2 icons showing (1 for an active window and 1 for the process) I know you can do the same from system tray for this particular program, but I just don't have the habit to look there for anything other than system background applications.

I'm running Windows 7 Professional x64 and am comfortable tinkering with registry and system files if needed.

So the questions are:
1/ Can a system tray icon be permanently moved to the taskbar applications area?
2/ If not, can a background process be assigned a taskbar icon when active?
Thanks in advance,
Eric

A:Can I move a System Tray program to the Taskbar?

You could try this application called taskbar shuffle here is the link
http://www.online-tech-tips.com/comp...skbar-buttons/

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Hey guys,

Lately my bottom right display on the task bar is disappearing. This includes the clock, and all system tray icons.

All I have to do is open the task bar properties and click OK and then it comes back. This does not happen after a reboot, it just happens suddenly for no reason, and a couple times a week.

Any explanation for this?
Thanks

A:Strange behavior of taskbar/system tray

Hello Rich, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if resetting the notification area icons may be able to help in case there may be some corruption in there.

Notification Area Icons - Reset

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I'm currently personalizing the themes. Then I saw this happen.


Anyone know how to change it to default?

A:My system tray and taskbar icons changed itself!

Quickest way would probably be to just use system restore.
If you can't access the start menu, you can ctl alt del and use the run feature in the task manager. (file -> run)
Start System Restore from a command prompt

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i am running windows xp and i am having a problem. the whole task bar at the bottom of the screen has dissappeared, start menu and system tray and all. ever since then i cant use internet explorer. it will open and close immediately. i have run a thorough check on spybot and run my norton as well. does anyone know how to get this back?

A:Start Menu, Taskbar And System Tray

Try this first:My Taskbar is missing and I have no Start button - what do I do?My Taskbar disappeared and other simple tweaks

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This is actually for a friend and I tried everything I could think of but nothing works. She recently installed WindowBlinds and as she was installing Avast it apparently happened (if this helps)

What happened is the icons in the System Tray, and the Quick Launch icons because the Start menu, and even the icons inside the Start menu have enlarged. They are probably 1.5x the size of the original and are also blurry. The time in the bottom right now includes the date also.

I thought her taskbar was moved up a notch, but it's as low as it can go. So thats not the problem. If you right-click the taskbar when it is unlocked and go to View, you can change the icons from large to small. It's on small. So something else happened.

http://www.freefileupload.net/file.php?file=files/151205/1134617453/blurry.JPG

Any clue what could've happened?

-s64
 

A:Taskbar/System Tray icons all LARGE... how do I fix this?

Could be a crap theme. Try changing themes or uninstalling WB completely.
 

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This is one of those things that could be worded in so many ways, there may be a solution out there but I have no idea what phrasing may have been used in such a case. Basically, I recently switched to using a vertical taskbar on the left side, more workable area on widescreen monitors. I love it so far, except for the change in system tray behavior. They're doubled up, which is fine, but if I have an odd number of icons it disturbs my general arrangement. This is hugely annoying for me as I frequently use the system tray to open multiple applications I always have open in the background, such as IRC or AIM. Easiest to explain using animage.

Is it possible to have the tray like it is in the second one? Or if there is a way to have a single line of icons, that is also an acceptable solution.

A:System Tray icons on vertical taskbar.

your image is not working

*edit* now i can see it

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Bear with my details, as I fear this is not a common problem- I can't find it on Google. I have been recently (not sure what caused it) having troubles with the taskbar and system tray in windows XP Pro. Some time after a fresh reboot (seems not to occur directly after a reboot), my windows on the taskbar don't respond correctly to my mouse clicks. That is to say that for instance right now, if I click on a different internet explorer window (on the taskbar), that window doesn't come up in front of this window as in normally would. Instead the taskbar section of that window changes from its regular blue colour to the dark orange colour as it would if something in that window had changed in the background (for example when you get a message on a MSN messenger window that is running in the background).
Alt-tabbing brings up the window no problems and if I click the desired 'task' 3 times it comes up -(once to turn colour, twice to minimize it, and the third time it pops up in the foreground). This is quite ANNOYING.

The second issue is with the system tray. Often times, (with any application it seeems) when I right-click the sys. tray icon the resulting menu stays there even after I click off of it- in the background or in other applications. The only way to get rid of it is to select one of the menu options. This is also very annoying.

I doubt it is any virus or spyware, as I stay updated with those software.
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A:Problems with XP Professional taskbar and system tray

I have found the problem. It was my D-Link wireless card configuration utility. The other programs worked fine until my mouse hit the D-Link one. I have solved the problem by removing the program from the startup and am now using the Windows wireless network configuration. I tried to update the drivers from the D-Link website but I think the problem is with the utility program. All is good now.
 

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This seems to have occurred in conjunction with my switching from add-in video card back to the on-board display adapter (something I've done numerous times before without a problem). Perhaps it's unrelated.

No other functional problems that I've seen.

I ran AVG anti-virus scan, as well as CounterSpy spyware scan. Both found zero problems.

OS: Win XP Pro SP3.
System: Acer Power F1; 1GB+ RAM; 12GB free HD space

Any suggestions are much appreciated.

Here's the HJT log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:23:43 PM, on 11/23/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
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\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cfp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\TaskPanl.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\Clean Access Agent\CCAAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Palm\Hotsync.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\1.2.183.13\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
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A:start menu, taskbar, system tray disappeared

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Dear Members,
 
I am facing a typical problem with Laptop Lenovo G50-80 with following configuration :
Core i3 - 4GB RAM - 1TB Harddisk - AMD Radeon Graphics Card - 15.6" Screen - Windows 10 Home SL.
 
The problem i face is when i start Laptop Windows 10 starts... Desktop icons are displayed but Taskbar icons and icons on system tray are not displayed. Time and date are also not displayed. If i do not do anything the system state remains as it is. But if i double click on Taskbar the icons are displayed and then i can use the Laptop.
 
I tired following things :
 
I used one touch recovery to restore to factory default settings ( Twice )
Chkdsk with /r /f
 
But the problem remains same.
 
Can anybody please suggest solution ?
 
Manish Shah

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On my XPS 15 (L502X) I'd like to widen the day and date area so that the day and date fit on one line. For instance, for today, I'd like it to display "Friday/09/16/2016." I have made this change in settings, and when I hover the mouse over that area, the display is correct. But because the display area isn't wide enough, it otherwise shows only the time. This works fine on my desktop PC--plenty of room there. I don't want to increase the taskbar height. I want only to widen the day/time/date area to accommodate the day and date on one line. So how do I widen the day and date area on my laptop? Thanks.

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Dear team,
I am customized taskbar system tray Icon but Taskbar system tray Icon settings get changed frequently. so kindly suggest how to avoid. 



Rahi Padariya

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Hello all, I will try to be as descriptive as possible about this issue, I am working on a pc that is infected with some sort of malware. I tried many virus scans and Malware/Spyware removal tools, but haven't had any luck. All I can really tell you about this issue is I have a blue background that says "Warning spyware has been detected on your pc, you computer has several fatal errors do to spyware activity" then a link below directing me to more spyware. Also I cannot get into my task manager it is grayed out, and I recieve a yellow triange in my system tray stating that my computer is infected and then a website pops up "top rated spyware removers." Occasionally I will recieve a Windows Security Center popup (red) showing me that it found trojans and wants me to download their software to remove it. Any help or tools anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
 

A:Taskbar grayed out+Yellow Triange in system tray+Popups

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ok a simple issue I hope
In my taskbar sytem tray icons will be enclosed in this bubble thing with the arrow on it it collects icons to save space. (sorry no idea what its called)
options in notification area are set to show all icons,but it persists to put icons in that bubble..it is not the balloon notification I'm talking about.
I would like simply that it does not hide icons in this bubble.
thanks in advance Vagablonde

photo attached taken from google

A:Taskbar system tray hides icons even option is unchecked

Well that`s what ticking the box is supposed to do.

You`ve done that and yet all your icons still do not appear ?

Another way would be to check to show each and every icon and notification.

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I read the earlier post where Flrman1 gave great advice about ridding your computer of certain SPYWARE. I followed the advice and got rid of some of it. I'm going to post the Hijack This log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.2
Scan saved at 8:55:03 PM, on 9/27/03
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\dcfssvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\TPWRTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Controls\TFncKy.exe
C:\Program Files\DownloadWare\dw.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\P2P Networking\P2P Networking.exe
C:\Program Files\ClearSearch\Loader.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\00THotkey.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\PANICW~1\POP-UP~2\PSFree.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\winservn.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\aupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\rb32\rb32.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
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A:Incredifind spyware...and the server busy sign

Download RapidBlaster Killer. This will terminate and remove RapidBlaster.

Download Spybot S&D. Update SS&D via the "Online" tab. Search for and download all updates. Close all windows except SS&D, hit "Check for problems". After scan hit "Fix selected problems". Follow any SS&D prompts at this stage.

Then post a HijackThis log.
 

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I am havig some system tray icon problems after installing anti-virus and spyware software. Looking for a fix for the disappearing system tray icons at initial start-up. Quick fix--log off and on again--icons reappear where they should. I am told that this disappearing activity is due to a Windows XP "BUG". What a problem! Any ideas for a secure, lasting fix out there? After the spyware and antivirus software installation, the computer star-up time is now really SLOW too. The software launches seems to be in conflict with each other, or something. Have emachine--T3406, Windows XP Home 2002, Service Pack 2. 1.23 GB RAM.

Thanks, ComputerMaven
 

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Hello Guys,

Got around to installing Windows 7 on my home desktop and laptop. Am rather impressed with everything compared to Vista (speed, etc) but have one big annoyance - the taskbar.

I have my taskbar set to traditional mode where each window gets its own taskbar item (ie if I have 4 Firefox windows open, I have 4 Firefox taskbar items show up). I also don't use the Pin functionality as I dislike it.

In <=Vista, every time a new window opened, it would open to the right of the taskbar. In 7, it likes to group applications of the same type (Firefox for example) together. Any way I can get it to revert to how <=Vista did it?

I also have the same problem with system tray icons.

Best Regards,
Craig Brass

A:Taskbar Items / System Tray Items - Open in Order

Hi Welcome to SF,

You could try this,

Right Click on Task Bar > Properties > Task-bar Buttons > From the Drop Down select Never Combine

Hope this helps

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Respected Sir,
Sevenforums,

HARDWARE- I have Win 7,Home Premium,64bit,Dell Inspiron 15R N5010.
My network adapters are: Realtek PCIe FE Family controller & DW1501 Wireless-N WLAN Half miniport adapter.
My ADSL modem + WIFI router is Netgear DGN2200v3 latest version of firmware v1.1.00.10_1.001.

PROBLEM- My network connection icon in task bar shows Red cross disconnected or revolving Blue Busy circle network on wired and wireless connection. But my internet connection works perfectly fine. Please suggest solution to enable network notification correctly. I will carry out every possible advise to enable correct network notification. Problem arise when I personally fiddled with router's security option like changing WPA2-PSK[AES] to WPA-PSK[TKIP] + WPA2-PSK[AES] and again back.
Right now is WPA-PSK[TKIP] + WPA2-PSK[AES]. I have connected my laptop to internet via LAN cable.

My Netgear DGN2200v3 provides WEP, WPA-PSK[TKIP], WPA2-PSK[AES], WPA-PSK[TKIP] + WPA2-PSK[AES], WPA/WPA2 Enterprise. Also please tell which type of network security option should I keep to avoid further conflict. So which should I choose?

I also have posted this issue in Microsoft community but didn't got expected reply nor solution, Please check this link about what Microsoft community answered:
Red X or Blue busy circle symbol on system tray connection icon even - Microsoft Community

I request Sevenforums to please clear my doubts and guide me till problem solves.
Thank you.

A:Red cross/Busy Blue circle sign on prefect working internet connection

I read through the posts on the Microsoft Community page.






Quote:
I would like to add more of the events regarding above issue.
Today morning when I ran sfc/scannow program again I got following message-
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.logs


But again same problem arised that after typing findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >"%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt" I got 0 bytes file on desktop and original CBS.log file was of 4.42 mb .


From my layman point of view their is some thing wrong with my Windows OS and I want to repair it without crashing my system or re-installing Win7. Also I want to tell that recently before getting wifi broadband connection I had deleted my old restore points, disabled hibernation, disable pagefile.sys because on C drive had only 2 gb free space. After deleting them, I ran CCleaner & removed junk files,many unused programs, update my old software with 2013 versions. Then I ran disc check, defragmentation, completing this I installed Netgear genie software to control my newly establish wifi broadband connection. Then I created system restore point, at that time this Red cross or Busy blue circle was not issue. It occur when I personally decided to choose WPA-PSK[TKIP] + WPA2-PSK[AES] from WPA2-PSK[AES] (which was default set my bsnl network technician) se... Read more

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I'm using small icons and never combine and also 7 taskbar tweaker not to group tasks. I was wondering if there was a way to get rid of the space between tasks, like between one folder and another. Which is technically what grouping does I guess. But I still wanted to move individual things around and keep a certain order.

I also wanted to ask about reducing the spacing between icons in the system tray also. It uses two or three times the space as the tray from vista or any previous versions do. I know you can hide ones you don't use much and other options. But I wanted to leave it showing them all but just have them right next to eachother instead of spaces between.

(At this rate I'm going to have a thread starting record.)

A:Spacing between taskbar items and also system tray spacing

No. There's no practical advantage to doing so (especially in non-combine modes) because you wouldn't actually save enough space to include an additional icon so it's not an option. I never used Vista so I don't know but I suspect that the spacing was not that much different.

And, no (I'm only 99% certain about this one though so I may be contradicted). If it takes up more space (and I'm not even sure that that's not just an optical delusion) it's because of the size of the icons. Although it may appear spaced out there is only minimal space between the icons taking into account the full size of the transparent parts.

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my computer has this annoying red stop sign-like icon that warns me of a virus on my computer, when i click on it, it's obviously a pop-up that says "scanning your computer" ... i try to get rid of it, but everytime i restart, its back again.... but after following the tutorial and doing everything as explained, the icon is gone now, but the pop-ups still come.... not as frequent, but its annoying. please help, i know i got alot of virus on my computer... how do i get rid of it???? Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:53:09 PM, on 8/24/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\brsvc01a.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\brss01a.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Brmfrmps.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS&#... Read more

A:How To Get Rid Of Red Stop Sign Icon In Tray, Wont Delete

HiI need you to post the logs single spaced as it makes things easier to read:To remove the double spacing in your log, please do the following: Please go to Start >> Run... and type notepad.exeHit OK.Now go to Format and uncheck WordWrap.Close Notepad.Download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri),to your desktop.Reboot your computer into SAFE MODE using the F8 method. To do this,restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".Double click on Smitfraudfix.cmdSelect #2 and hit Enter to delete the infected files.You will be prompted: 'Do you want to clean the registry?' answer Y (yes) and hit Enter in order to remove the Desktop background and clean registry keys associated with the infection.The tool will now check if wininet.dll is infected. You may be prompted to replace the infected file (if found): 'Replace infected file ?' answer Y (yes) and hit Enter to restore a clean file.A reboot may be needed to finish the cleaning process. The report can be found at the root of the system drive, usually at C:\rapport.txt Post the smitfraudfix report into your next reply.-----------------------------------------Download Combofix and save to your desktop:Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop Close any open browser... Read more

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Hey guys,

I posted this also on Tomshardware.com as I'm trying to find a definite solution to my HDD issue. Hoping to find some potential solutions here as well.
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I've been noticing lately that my hard drive seem to always be busy processing. It doesn't matter what I do...it's as if something is working in the background. Now the only change was last month when my video card died and I replaced it with a new one (Radeon HD7750) but I don't see how it would related...or does it?

In any case, my computer isn't new. It's a Dell Dimension 9200. The current hard drive is the original: A 500gb Samsung HD501LG. I ran a whole bunch of different programs to check the disc such as HDTune and Active Smart and so on. All say drive is ok so I'm confused. The only message I received was from the Performance Monitor saying, "The average disk queue length is 2. The disk may be at its maximum transfer capacity due to throughput and disk seeks".

I had done a clean install about 4 months ago and not even half of what is currently on my HDD is back on as back then I realized I had too many games installed and didn't play them. Hence there is even less data on . Indexing is off, defrag is off. One thing I can point out is that some of the PC games I... Read more

A:Hard Drive seems always busy, busy, busy

What, if anything, does the tab named Disk show within Resource Monitor show.

Or you can try Process Explorer.

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I'm running Windows 98 and recently upgraded my PC and re-installed the software.

Since then I have noticed that when I connect to my ISP it takes about 3 minutes to transfer the handshake Icon to my Desktop Taskbar tray.

The connectivity is not affected as ICQ boots up well before the transfer occurs.

Someone told me I'd have to reload my software, but I don't want to crack walnuts with a sledge hammer.

Regards,

Colin Molloy
(O'Maolmhuaidh)
 

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Soooooooooooooo, I have designated these as different even though they both go at the bottom of the screen.
The ones on the left seem to be known as icons in the "Taskbar" but the ones on the right when installed usually say they they can be put in the "Tray". What makes them different (at least on my both my Vista and 7 OS's) is that the ones on the left, in the Taskbar, are large and the ones on the right, in the Tray, are small.
Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo,
Is there anyway to make them all the same uniform pixel size?

(I dun't care about Vista anymore, Lucy)

thanks for the help.

A:Taskbar / Task Tray icons

If using small icons is ok with you, you can set that in taskbar properties.
Then they should all be the same size - small icons.
Right click on the Taskbar and click Properties.

Taskbar - Use Small or Large Icons

If you want large icons in the Notification Area I don't think you can do that.
Here is an old SF Thread about this:
Notification area icons and date/time font sizes

If you're adventurous you can play with customizations and see if you can find something you prefer:
Notification Area Icons - Customize

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It seems my problem seems very small in comparison to all the recent worm problems (caught the bug, fixed it), but I have a little bug in the system that gets annoying.

I'm running Windows XP professional, and when I minimze a window, it's icon goes to the system tray instead of to the taskbar. If I click the program's name in the taskbar, it will go to the taskbar, but if I click the little underscore button in the top right of the window, it goes to the tray. Please tell me what's wrong. Thank you.
 

A:windows minimize to tray instead of taskbar

...any ideas? anyone?
 

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Hi, I'm looking for some way to move icon of any app currently working from the taskbar to tray, like for example Skype (with the new version from Windows Store that feature has been removed) or some other programs that just run in the background doing their thing and I don't need to see their icons but I want to keep them on my screen. All the programs I've found so far work in the same way, they put the app in the tray when I minimize it but I want to keep it visible on my screen yet not on my taskbar - is that possible?

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well I'm sure a bunch of people is pondering that question...
the sticky notes is a blessed and useful little tool, but
why the heck Microsoft went putting it in the taskbar all the freakin' time?

hey MS, yeah i like sticky notes, but i don't want it to take up my taskbar space, you digg?

any tip guys?

A:How to move sticky notes from taskbar to tray?

Sticky notes isn't pinned on the taskbar by default.

What exactly are you trying to do?

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Taskbar Notification Tray - "RollerStoller NORAD" operations[Control Panel --> Notifications --> Show Icons and Notifications]  Almost any program or utility that can place an icon into this tray, I welcome and allow same to do so.  I want any/all such icons to be visible at all times, from boot to shutdown.  Reasons:  I want my "RollerStoller NORAD" to inform me, directly or indirectly, of anything becoming amiss or already amiss.  When any particular icon or icons "go missing" a few times, I begin to check out the Windows innards and attempt to find out the cause[s], and apply appropriate solution[s].  Also newly-installed, welcomed, things appear -- letting me know such are ready for action.  Having between 21-27 icons in that try can sometimes lead to icon-lathergy on my part, however, I try to eye-ball the group daily, and hopefully become alert to any missing-in-action icon[s] -- 'cause sometimes that means a particular program or utility is not working completely.  This "NORAD" has come in handy numerous times, alerting me of this, that, the other.

A:Taskbar Notification Tray - "NORAD" operations

Do you have a question? Are you saying that this app keeps disappearing from the task bar and you are trying to figure out how to make it stay?

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Hello,

I'd like to know if there is a way to move the system tray (notification icons) and system clock from their default fixed position opposite the start menu button. I've recently spent a good deal of time in linux country and have become somewhat attached to the relative freedom allowed in the placement of so-called 'panel' (taskbar) items, among other things. Basically, I would like to be able to move the system tray and clock over to the same side as the start button, similar to how one might move the 'toolbar' items- quick launch etc. - or individual taskbar items, as of windows 7 anyway. Of course, the clock and tray appear to be fixed, however I wondered if there might be a small app available, or a known registry hack. I would also be willing to look into the 'resource hacker' option, if someone could point me toward the file(s) responsible for the taskbar and or tray/clock, a solution I've found successful in the past for tweaking aspects of explorer.

I've tried a number of system clock replacements, but none provide any options for customization of placement, unfortunately, and I've had no luck on the system tray front. I've also looked into more complete taskbar replacement options, but have so far only found programs that seem to want to emulate the osx dock, rather than windows-like taskbar. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

A:Change position of sys tray/clock in win7 taskbar?

Right click on the taskbar then select Lock the Taskbar this will unlock the taskbar. Take your cursor on the taskbar and drag it to where you want it then right click on the taskbar again when you are satisfied on the position of the taskbar and click on Lock taskbar. You can also move the icons on the notification area where you want them in the area. Also the pinned apps right of the start orb.

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Good evening!

I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place for me to post this, but I had a couple quibbles with dual monitor support on both Win10 and Win10 Insider preview. There was the nice addition in Windows Insider Preview of having a clock on both your monitors (whereas that wasn't the case in Win10) but not having the option to have the tray icons on both monitors is KILLING me. I am a gamer, and generally use my second monitor for generic stuff, i.e., Steam friends/chat, web browsing, and launching games or other things from the tray, using my second monitor, while I am in a game. Now, my problem arises because I have to set my second monitor as the main monitor. That makes games launch on that monitor by default, and I use DualMonitorTools to do things like lock my cursor to one screen, switch windows quickly from one screen to another, etc. Those functions may be rolled into Win10 by default, but when I was using 7/8/8.1, I needed to use third party software to be able to launch what I needed on my main monitor while still having access to my tray icons and taskbar. The games I play, I launch on the smaller, second monitor (which is my "primary monitor" in Windows settings) and then use DMT to flip them to my REAL primary monitor. This doesn't work with all games, not to mention it is pretty clunky - when it should be easy.

I am not sure if I explained my issues well enough but in summary, how about an option to have dual splash areas for tray icons?

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Helloo to every one.My problem(problem of my desktop PC LOL)is sometime it shows as busy.After every few seconds a sand clock appears by the side of my mouse pointer(as far as my knowledge goes it happens only when the system is processing something) even if nothing is running.And sometims also the pointer of my mosue runs very fast from one point to other.Though both the above symptoms appear for very few seconds and my system is not very slow But I just want to make sure that all is ok.i have also got my HijackThis log checked at HijackThis Logs and Malware Removal section under supervision of rookie147.Help will be appreciated. The link to my HJT log examine post ishttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/112746/am-i-infected-with-malware/

A:Busy System

EDIT: Oops.. sorry about that: I didnt realize that he had already cleared it out.

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The system seems to be running other things and not letting me do hardly anything. (it takes 15 minutes to get to the desktop) The mouse moves around the screen fine but if I click to start a program or menu I have to wait anywhere from a minute to 10 to see a response.

The windows perf monitor says I am using single digit percentage of cpu but I don't think it can see all that is going on.

I have to run in safe mode to get anything done.

I have run Malware tool, super spyware, and ccleaner, cleaned out temp files, disable unnecesary startup programs and deleted tracking cookies, but did not fix my problem.

Also, because of the problems in regular mode I am behind in vista updates (missing sr pack 2) and one month behind in makafee virus updates.

I have attached dds and gmer files, but had a problem running gmer in safe mode as there is no scroll bar to get down to the save button, so I used the copy button, is this what you wanted??

I also ran search and destroy's rootkit scanner and found the following (did not fix any of is as I was not sure about it)
Quick scan looks good all green.
deep scan found the following
File 89446.bpc c:\users\all user\microsoft\office\... No admin in ACL
File opal12.dat c:\users\all user\microsoft\office\... No admin in ACL
File CLDShowXini:Update.CL:$DATA c:\users\all user\cyberlink\... Unknown ADS
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A:system is so busy I can't do much

After reading the tutorial on slow pc performance, I ran the chkdsk with all the options and rebooted. This found 3 bad sectors with one being in one of the c:\windows subdirectories. After fixing this I got a big performance boost. I followed this up with a disk defrag and windows updates. The PC is running great now.

Close this issue out.

Thanks
Steve

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I've had this happened once or twice since I've had the computer, but so far today..world record, it's happened 3 times in one day. Which concerns me. Alot of the time, it happens when the computer is coming back out of sleep mode. The screen will flash black for literally half a second, and the taskbar at the bottom goes back to default settings. (Nothing else does.) And generally nothing will work In the taskbar when this happens. Example, my wireless will show that its active on my taskbar before it flashes, then it shows up with x over it after the flash happens. And I cannot go back and change it manually. I have to reboot. When I do reboot, it is back to normal.

Is there anyone who might have any idea what causes this to happen, or what I can do to remedy it? Thank you!
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 48.8

I have a laptop that was running fine and had actually just been totally cleaned and reloaded because it had viruses (14). I have had it back 11 days and now I have a 'system busy' error. I cannot get to anything except the desktop. Does anyone know what that means and how to fix it? I need it for my accounting work!

Cynthia

A:System Busy error

Have you Antivirus or anti malware programs installed? If not try these AVG Anti Virus (free edition) and spybot search and destroy

If your problem persists:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/please-read-before-posting-271086.html

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 20:49:00, on 07/04/05Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLLC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON INTERNET SECURITY PROFESSIONAL\NISSERV.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\WINTOOLS\WTOOLSA.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KB891711\KB891711.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\TOOLBAR\TBPS.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\TOOLBAR\PIB.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\TOOLBAR\RADIO.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\WINTOOLS\WSUP.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON INTERNET SECURITY PROFESSIONAL\NISUM.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON INTERNET SECURITY PROFESSIONAL\SYMPXSVC.EXEC:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tskC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MMTRAY.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\DATA CACHING\FLASHKSK.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\AHEAD\INCD\INCD.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP SHARE-TO-WEB\HPGS2WND.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\REAL\UPDATE_OB\REALSCHED.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP SHARE-TO-WEB\HPGS2WNF.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS ... Read more

A:computer crash "system busy"

Hi harryespiner and welcome to the BC forums. After reviewing your log I see a few items that require our attention. Please print these directions and then proceed with the following steps in order.Step #1Start in Safe Mode Using the F8 method:* Reboot or turn the computer on.* As the computer starts, press and hold down the Ctrl key until the Windows 98 Startup Menu appears. (This also works with the F8 key following the same steps). * Choose Safe Mode from the Startup Menu. * Press Enter.We need to make sure all hidden files are showing so please:Open My Computer.Select the View menu and click Folder Options.Select the View tab.In the Hidden files section select Show all files.Click OK.Step #2Start HijackThis and click the Scan button to perform a scan. Look for the following items and click in the checkbox in front of each item to select it:R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.websearch.com/ie.aspx?tb_id=50208R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,SearchAssistant = http://www.websearch.com/ie.aspx?tb_id=50208R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,CustomizeSearch = res://C:\PROGRA~1\TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL/saR0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = http://www.websearch.com/ie.aspx?tb_id=50208R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = res:... Read more

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This problem popped up about a month ago and my computer's performance has been decreasing steadily since. In the past week I have been experiencing numerous unexpected hangups while using Windows Explorer and even received the "blue screen of death" once, which is a first on my current machine. I am running 64-bit Windows Vista Home Premium on an Acer Timeline laptop with 4 GB of RAM and 1.30 GHz Intel Pentium CPU. I have scanned with SUPERAntiSpyware, Avira, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Spybot Search & Destroy. I also defragment the drive on a regular schedule.

The requested scans are attached, although GMER would not allow me to tick the "system," "sections," "devices," "modules," "processes," threads" or "libraries" check boxes. Also, GMER would not allow me to save the report as a text file. The GMER report is attached as ark.log.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:CPU frequently busy without reason, system performance down

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.Please take note:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system.
If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.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 your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply'... Read more

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My wife's computer seems to be running a lot, even when she is not at the computer. Also, Firefox will periodically lock up and not respond (won't open if closed, and won't close if open) Also appears to be very sluggish at times.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Results of SysInfo:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+, AMD64 Family 15 Model 67 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 417422 MB; D: Total - 228353 MB, Free - 224871 MB; E: Total - 10119 MB, Free - 1367 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC., NARRA3
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Suspected Virus - System appears busy even when not in use

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