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Q: Refreshing/ flashing

my asus with Windows 10 is flashing / basically refreshing a lot at welcoming screen. It?s so annoying! I can?t even do ?clt alt del? because it?s that bad . It flashing every second & it started this Saturday night!

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Preferred Solution: Refreshing/ flashing

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)


I'm having this serious problem right now where my windows (i.e. Firefox, Task Manager) continiously "toggle" out of them and them "toggle" back. A loading sign is seen on my screen before the window flashes for a second and re-appears. It's making tasks very difficult and I have no idea what's causing this.

A:Flashing/Refreshing Windows

Need some help on this

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Windows7 64bit


In my Windows 7 (x64 bit)(all latest patches), when I open Device Manager, the entire list disappears and instantly reappears EVERY 2 SECONDS.
Strangely there is no sign any errors in the Devices that are being listend.

Also the sound card is also making a pong-pong sound - every 2 seconds. It sounds like two (low-ish) strings of a guitar being plucked... they are about 1 octave apart in pitch...

The pong-pong sounds are not QUITE in synch with the refreshing frequency of the Device Manager.

Any thoughts?
Do I have a virus? Or some weird conflict... ? or what?


A:Device Manager list flashing off/refreshing every 2 sec


Run a thorough anti virus scan

Download and run malwebytes.

Check the sound card, may be defective, and Look for current drivers.

If there are no virus and the sound card is ok, use a sytem restore from before the problem. That should bring everything back to normal

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Dear all,i think i mistakenly downloaded daemon tools , or sthg that was not daemon tools. now my newly bought PC is infected with some adware....PLZ HELP mei hear hear background noises (advertisement), n sumtimes u kan c the refreshing loading thingk gonig on n the refreshing sounds.. and now my programs start to forcefully shut down by theirown!!! what is happening!!here is my hijack listLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:47:22 PM, on 5/3/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exeC:\Windows\wincme.exeC:\Windows\jennal.exeC:\Windows\hong.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\WINDOWS\starwood.exeC:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\gs_agent\dsc.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\W... Read more

A:hear background noises (advertisement), constantly refreshing, n refreshing sounds

anyone?!!!! please!!!==========Hello While we understand your frustration at having to wait, please note that Bleeping Computer deals with several hundred requests for assistance such as yours on a daily basis. As a result, our backlog is quite large as are other comparable sites that help others with malware issues. Although our HJT Team members work on hundreds of requests each day, they are all volunteers who work logs when they can and are able to do so. No one is paid by Bleeping Computer for their assistance to our members.Further, our malware removal staff is comprised of team members with various levels of skill and expertise to deal with thousands of malware variants, some more complex than others. Although we try to take DDS/HJT logs in order (starting with the oldest), it is often the skill level of the particular helper and sometimes the operating system that dictates which logs get selected first. Some infections are more complicated than others and require a higher skill level to remove. Without that skill level attempted removal could result in disastrous results. In other instances, the helper may not be familiar with the operating system that you are using, since they use another. In either case, you wouldn't want someone to assist you who is not familiar with your issue and attempt to fix it, would you?We ask that once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your thread or make further replies unti... Read more

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Hi Everyone!

I just joined and hopefully I can be of some help for others, but for starters I need to ask for help for myself! Before posting this, I did a search of the forums here but did not find anything identical to my issue.

I have a 10-month old Acer 5100 notebook that will no longer start Windows Vista (Home Premium if that matters).

A few nights ago I noticed the machine was at the "Windows did not shut down properly" screen (black background/white text). Unfortunately I was not around the machine when it got into this mode. The screen showed a list of 5 or less choices - I think the default highlighted choice was to let Windows search the hard disk for errors. I chose this but it didn't seem to start after watching it for several minutes. So being the impatient sort, I rebooted the PC and the same black screen with choices displayed. This time I selected 'Start Windows Normally' but when the system came back up it ends at the same screen again. (I believe the "Windows did not shut down properly" screen I was seeing was not the normal one I've always seen, but a different one with less choices, if that makes sense)

So I said forget this, I have a backup. I tried restoring a backup of the hard drive I made with Acronis True Image (I booted off the True Image CD). I chose to only restore just the C: partition. Both times I tried, it gets to over 50% complete then there's a message about the image being corrupt.

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A:Vista won't Start, Screen Hangs at Flashing Cursor, Hard Drive LED Always Flashing

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I have a hp split 13 x2 E8C05UAR#ABAWhen I use the tablet without keyboard and put it to sleep the white light near the charging plug flashes. I've checked the batteries and both are fully charged. Is this normal or a result of installing windows 10? While at sleep the white light will flash using up battery. If hooked up to the keyboard and put it asleep the white light on the keyboard near the charging plug flashes. Thank you for any information.

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I want to refresh my computer ip but it is writing no operation can be performed on ethernet 2 while it has media disconnected i don't know how to go about it

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Hi guys, I was a part of seven forums for awhile.

I'm trying to troubleshoot my PC. Hopefully I'll figure this out soon. I mean hell I'm A+ certified I feel ashamed even asking for help but..

Lately I've been having a lot of issues with corrupted files, and things not working in 8. IE, I can't get into the "change PC settings" screen instead it prompts me that files are corrupted and I should pop in my installation disk and refresh my settings. However I installed using a USB flash drive and have no DVD drive in my rig. So it won't let me refresh. I tried mounting the image I also tried following one of the guides here for refreshing it via USB with no avail. So instead I booted it straight up from the USB installation flash drive and chose troubleshoot my PC and tried refreshing it from there. It error'd out and gave me this "refresh your pc this option is not supported on the operating system you've selected"

My OS is currently installed on an SSD. Intel 520 series one. I've had issues with this drive in the past. Randomly my LoL won't launch and it'll say that it's been corrupted and i've had to reinstall.

I've tried doing sfc /scannow and it DOES find corrupted files and attempts to fix them, however after I reboot nothing has changed.

Any suggestions/input would be MUCH appreciated!


the worst case scenario is that I re-install the OS. However I really wouldn't like to because I have quite a few very heavy games installed that will take... Read more

A:Refreshing PC via USB

Guess i'm just gonna have to re-install 8. Unless anybody has any better ideas. I'll wait like like 30 more minutes then i'm calling it done.

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I need some help, my PC keep on "refreshing" after it finish booting into windows.After complete booting into windows and loading background applications, the Task Bar and Desktop icons will disappear for few seconds, leaving only the wallpaper on the screen, and then the Task Bar and Desktop reappear, start loading background applications and dissapear again. The whole cycle goes foreverTried to run the PC in safe mode, but the problem still persist.Anyone can help me with this? thanks(the pc has my project that I will present in the next 3 days!!!!) PLEASE HELP!!!!!! Heres a HJT log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 下午 05:42:30, on 2009/1/20Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0013)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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\WINDOWS\CTHELPER.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTXFIHLP.EXEC:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\YMailAdvisor.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMoni... Read more

A:my PC keep on "refreshing"

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.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the ... Read more

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When I installed Windows 8 on the day it was released, I had to do a refresh because the apps in Store were not working right. As I remember there were others having the same problem. Today I ordered a laptop for our granddaughter which will, of course, have Windows 8 on it. Does anyone know if there is still an issue where a refresh is needed?


I have been here for awhile, and I have not heard of anyone having to do an out-of-the box refresh because the apps were not working.

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My computer refreshes EVERY time I click the back button on my browser, It never used to do that....And it's really frustrating, does anyone know how to stop it from refreshing every time I click back? Would be really appreciated...Thanks


Your computer restarts, or the web site refreshes? What browser are you using?


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I recently refreshed my PC and when it was finished it took my adobe flash player out. When I go into recently removed apps its in there but no option to reinstall. when I go to adobe sight it says that my PC is already installed and wont let me reinstall it. HELP!!

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See if still it appears in the Add/Remove Programs. IF so, uninstall it from there and then try a reinstall.
Good luck.

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Howdy, first time TSF user.
XP will not recognize when I load a CD other than the first one to go in since the comp has been restarted.
After restart if I load say CD-A, it will recognize fine. If I eject CD-A it will regognize the drive is empty. However if I load CD-B, XP thinks I have reinserted CD-A. I have to restart in order to get it to recognize any CD other than CD-A.
I have turned off AutoRun, and tried to refresh the drive to no avail.
Some comp specs:
XP Home SP2 w/all current updates

Thanks in advance for any ideas you may have.

A:XP Not Refreshing CD

Go into Device Manager and uninstall your CD-Rom and reboot Windows to automatically reinstall it.

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Cant access internet..pages keep refreshing or another tab opens

A:keeps refreshing

Are you getting the same sort of results if you change browsers?
What security software is installed and is it current? Have you run any scans?
Keep us posted

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Hello Everyone,

I`m running a network in my home, its currently two computers big, and is running over a linksys router. Everything was fine before, but latley my internet connection has been dying. I`ll be surfing the net, and suddenly, the internet will just disconnect, just like dialup. For a while, i thought it was my ISP, so i called them and they said that its my routers problem. It cant refresh the IP address, so i have to unplug it for 10 seconds and plug it back in.

This is a real inconvenience. I`ve tried everythign from fiddeling with router settings, to reinstalling firmware. I have no idea what to do. Please Help!

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My PC (COMPAQ PRESARIO) keeps on "refreshing" itself about every 2 minutes. I find this very unusual...Can anyone help me w/this problem?

A:Pc Keeps On Refreshing;

What do you mean by "refresh"? Do you mean the PC shuts down and reboots? Or the screen goes blank and comes back? Do you mean pages you're viewing on the internet reload? More data please

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When i first got my computer my dvd drive was a bit odd. Whenever i took out a CD it still remembered it, regardless of hitting f5. Its as if it was still inside, this also caused ejecting problems. However in the end i found a registry option to change my autorun(or autoplay?) options and it fixed it right up.
Well ive just formatted and the problems back and i cant find the thread here. If anyone knows the thread or knows the solution itself, id appreciate it alot.

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Running Win XP IE6 all of a sudden I have to keep refreshing my browser to get to a link. Not all the time but most of the time. I to a web page and click a link and the page cannot be displayed thing comes up, but if I click refresh most of the time I go to the link I originally intended to go to..... Any ideas????



A:Refreshing Not

I sure hope someone comes up with an answer for you. I've been having the exact same problem for weeks now on my PC and Laptop and haven't been able to figure it out. I tried to reinstall IE6 today and that didn't work, although I may not have done it right.

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I read a similar thread, but thought it better to start anew.

Win XP sp2
Onboard video.
Comodo Internet Suite (scanned.)

Every so often, I think randomly but maybe a minute or so, there is a quick flicker of my screen, and if I am mouse holding the scroll button, or making a selection, either text or image, or have my mouse on a menu choice, I lose that control. I have to re-select, or click and hold on the scroll button to regain control.

This happens in any programme: word processor, photo editor, browser etc.

Sometimes, when the flicker occurs, a tiny icon appears in the taskbar. It is too quick to see properly, band when I tried to video capture it, the flicker would not occur.

There is also a very brief burst of disc activity. Maybe 1/2 second.

So it looks as if something is refreshing something when it thinks there is little or no activity.The title bar of the window I am working in goes rapidly white, so the window is losing focus during the activity, then regaining it very rapidly.

I have not been using this machine very long, so I can't tell exactly when it started. When I first noticed it, I assumed I had simply lifted the mouse button or something.

I can start stripping stuff away to see if anything that I have loaded is causing it, but given its rapidity and random nature this could be time-consuming, so I am asking if anyone has seen this who could suggest a possible reason...somewhere to narrow it down a bit.

thanks for any help

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We have a web based software that we provide our clients that is accessed via a shortcut on their desktop. The first time the client accessed the site everything worked okay. However, when they try to access it now, it's almost like it is caching old information in there and not refreshing the website, so when they login it just pops back to the program's login screen.

We have tried clearing the history and made sure the reuse windows box was unchecked. Any ideas of what else we can try? I almost think something in IE9 is corrupt or not updating properly.

A:IE9 not Refreshing

I don't have an Internet Explorer 9 browser in front of me, but I'll take a stab at this, to see if I can help.


Press F12 while in your browser, to enter Development Tools.

Next, select the Cache menu (towards the top)

Then choose "always refresh from server"


This should effectively allow bypassing of cache, to show what's "really" there.

Let us know if that helps or doesn't help!

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I need to do a reinstall, but I don't want to lose absolutely everything. I've got about 500gb of media I want to keep, and I've got a load of Steam games installed I don't really want to have to redownload. Will it keep all that?

And other than that, is it just like doing a reinstall?

A:What exactly does refreshing my PC keep?

When you reinstall the OS you would normally lose everything stored on the partition in question. Data on other partitions or drives should be untouched but for safety you should assume this will be lost as well. All applications, even if on a different partition or drive, will need to be reinstalled. All files of any importance need at least one backup copy while those of particular importance need 2 or more backup copies. Data can be lost dues to hardware failure and a variety of other causes as well. You need to be prepared when (not if) something happens.

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ok this never used to happen before but for some reason, if i visit a website then later visit it again when it has been changed/updated, it appears as though it never was changed/updated and i must refresh the page to get the changes/updates to appear

how can i fix this problem?

A:refreshing pages

I also had this and i deleted all my temporary internet files and then i changed check for new versions of sites to "automatically". You can do this at internet explorer, at properties

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I have windows 10 & i m going crazy with this problem

Windows keeps refreshing icons every minute.
I cant even get to control panel because it loads then goes away.

Is there a .reg file from anywhere that will solve this problem

plz anyone

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Explorer keeps refreshing the page I am viewing about every 15-20 seconds and locks out my ability to scroll down. How do I turn this off or at least make IE wait for 3 min. or so? Thanks in advance for responses.

A:IE 6.0 refreshing problem

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Delete your browsers cache, this will take 6 mouse clicks (Tools, Internet Options, Delete Files, Delete all offline content, OK, OK).

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My IE is acting funny since about a few weeks ago.
Whenever I refresh a page, it losts all if not most formatting.
But when I visited the page from a link, it shows up fine.
So e.g. when I clicked a link from Google to this forum, it shows up perfectly. But if I click the refresh button, the text and pictures are all over the place.

Can someone tell me what might be going on here?

Any suggestions is much appreciated.

Thank you.

A:Problems when refreshing

It sounds like dropped packets, but I'd expect it to affect initial loads too. Have you changed the system configuration, perhaps around the time the problem started? How about cleaning out your Internet cache? Virus and spyware scans seem like a good idea here too.

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When I purchased my computer I bought Windows 8 64 bit OEM. So my computer came preinstalled and I didn't get a disc (with OEM you don't get a disc right?). Anyway, I want to refresh my computer but it asks me to insert a disc and I have upgraded to Windows 8.1.

I read some of the guides on refreshing without a disc but they say you need a retail key not an OEM key. Am I pretty much screwed and have to go buy a retail key if I want to refresh my OS?

A:Refreshing Windows 8.1

Follow directions here: Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

Shows you how to download a legal copy of Windows 8, no key required for the download.

See here for how to do a Clean Install of Windows 8/8.1: Clean Install - Windows 8

It will use the key embedded in the BIOS so you will not have to enter one.

Make sure you backup any data you don't want to lose before you do this.

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For some reason when i change CD/DVD's My Computer does not recognizing the media change and lists the previous contents until the window is refreshed by pressing F5 or View->Refresh.

Is there a fix?

A:CD/DVD media not refreshing

Hi Martina

This was a problem in Windows XP that was (supposed to be) fixed in a Service Pack [I can't remember if it was Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2]. If your computer hasn't the latest Service Pack installed on it, make sure to visit Windows Update & grab that, plus the 40 or so Updates that have been issued since SP2 was first released. SP2 is a very large update = if you access the Internet by dialup, see if a kind friend can download SP2, and many of the updates since, for you = and burn them onto a CD. It will save a great deal of time.

SP2 direct download --- http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
2006 .iso images of updates --- http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913086

If the computer is already up-to-date on patches, let us know.

Best of luck
. . . Gary

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Good day everyone,
I was trying to view this video for a new fork lift I was going to buy and needed to download this video player to do so. As I was downloading the video, avast went crazy with virus pop ups. The toolbar on the desktop keeps turning on and off. I've tried to be the cool guy and fix this myself but...thats a no go. Here is the log from Hijack...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:31:27 AM, on 7/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\a-squared Free\a2service.exe
C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo AntiSpyWare 2\AntiSpyWareService.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Tvs\TvsTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe
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I recently performed a fresh install of XP Pro with service pack 2, and all has gone well with the exception of a couple of programs that I knew in advance would not work with SP2.

There is one other minor problem, however, that I can live with, but would like to resolve if possible.

The recycle Bin icon on the desktop does not automatically refresh and change from "empty" to "full" (or vice-versa) when putting files in it or when emptying it. It does change when I manually refresh the screen by keying F5.

Has anyone seen this problem before and/or have any suggestions as to if anything can be done to correct it?

Thanks in advance!

(Oh, yes, there have been no third party mods made to the recycle bin. No Norton, etc.)

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I posted here early http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic450485.html/page__gopid__2671016#entry2671016

and was told to post here, I think I'm infected my computers icons refresh every 1 to 2 minutes sometimes faster and my computer recently just shut off while playing a game
So, I'm in a situation and I need a bit of help, please help me through this guys its quite a new computer.
Thanks <3

A:icons keep refreshing

Bump.. can anyone please help me I'm having the worst troubles with the virus or whatever it could be.

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I noticed that the cursor and blue circle constantly come up for a split second about every 5 secs. This is even when I have nothing running. Any help appreciated ...

A:cursor keeps refreshing...

Quote: Originally Posted by cannonballkyle

I noticed that the cursor and blue circle constantly come up for a split second about every 5 secs. This is even when I have nothing running. Any help appreciated ...

Hi and welcome

We could use your system specs to help you. Please fill them in as well as you can. They are in the lower left corner of your posts

The "blue circle" is the windows busy cursor. It can be caused by too little ram, too many apps open or a problem with the system.

Right click the taskbar>performance tab>click the memory tab on top to sort for mas ram using apps on top. Take a screen shot of it using the buil tin snipping tool (type snipping in search) > and upload it to us using the attachment icon (shaped like a paperclip) in the reply form

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Ken J+

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Hello all,

This one is a bit weird, all of a sudden i.e TODAY, none of the websites i visit daily had updated until i hit the refresh button???????
My settings in internet options are set to automatically check for updates every visit to the page? I rebooted my machine but no change?
Any idea's?



here is my hijack-this log.....don't seem to be anything dodgy but what do i know!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 21:43:41, on 01/10/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVGUARD.EXE
C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVWUPSRV.EXE
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVPersonal\AVGNT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
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A:Websites Not refreshing?

Have you delete your temp IE files?

Your HJT is old


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I am building a database with ms access and I have win 2000. I have built a form and one of the fields is a calculation, but I have to shut down the form and re-open it before it makes the caluculation. Can someone tell me how to update that feild without shutting down the form.


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I have this access database and it has automatic calculations that changes the sum everyday. is there a way or a MACRO that i can use to make my database redresh its data every time any user opens the database?

If so, will you press share with me and where to add this MACRO?

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Whenever i write something in response to an article in the news, after i have been typing for 30 secs the page refreshes and i loose it. I use chrome but other browsers are ok with it. Any remedies, thanks.

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I recently reinstalled Windows XPX64. When I use the scroll bars in a document the screen refresh is very slow. When I click on the up or down arrow the screen refreshes a single line at a time. Reminds me of the old analog oscilloscopes. Is there a solution, and if so, what is it.
Thank you.

A:Screen Refreshing

check windows task manager "performance" cpu and memory usage. also check "processes" for large amount of memory used by an application e.g. Explorer exe

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Alright, it started with the missing Ibm00001.exe error file message. I fixed that using the nifty search button. Then for some reason, my computer started to act reallly slow and began to refresh the desktop icons and menu bar, but no error message showed. Only in safe mode is it running at normal speed and not refreshing now.

I have followed the instructions of the "Slow computer sticky" CCleaner, Defrag, AVG, A2, PC tools, Norton anti-virus, Stinger.
Since this only applies to a normal bootup, I think its a malicious program that starts.

So lets refresh the symptoms(no pun intended): On a normal bootup, it becomes as slow as an old lady driving a car with add. No programs can be opened, no windows will appear. Screen icons and "Start taskbar" with the icons will constantly refresh between 5-30 seconds. No virus was detected using A2, AVG, Norton, PC Tools, STinger. Cleared all Caches etc with CCleaner and used SpeeDefrag.

Please Help?

A:Can Only Be Described As Refreshing Background..

You are or were infected with the Torpig.C TrojanThis trojan can be very dangerous because they provide a means of accessing a computer system that bypasses security mechanisms. Remote attackers use backdoor Trojans as part of an exploit to to gain unauthorized access to a computer and take control of it without your knowledge. If your computer was used for online banking or has credit card information on it, all passwords should be changed immediately to include those used for email, eBay and forums. You should consider all your passwords to be compromised. They should be changed by using a different computer and not the infected one. Do not change passwords or do any transactions while using the infected computer because an attacker may get the new passwords and transaction information. Banking and credit card institutions should be notified of the possible security breech.please read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". You may have performed some of these steps already. About half way down are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a log.When you have done that, post a log in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. ... Read more

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The problem began yesterday. Whenever I have my documents open (eg: "My Music"), I could be scrolled halfway down the page when it inexplicably "refreshes" itself, bringing me back to the top of the page! I'm just assuming that's what's happening here (refreshing). Likewise, the icons on my desktop will momentarily blink as if I had clicked "refresh". It seems to happen every couple of minutes or so and is becoming quite annoying. Does anyone know what could be causing it?

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I wonder if any one can help?

The problem:-

Pc running windows XP Pro boots ok into windows desktop THEN!

All the desktop icons including the task bar seem to disappear for a couple of seconds as if the PC is refreshing the desktop, but then once they reappear again, in another couple of seconds they disappear again! This goes on for as long as the PC is switched on....

I have managed on occasion to get to get to firefox and then to run online scans for Spyware / Virus's, all the time I was doing this, the window with the scan stayed on top and remained open but the desktop icons and task bar continued to appear and disappear behind it.

I have tried a repair install but it is still the same.

I would rather not wipe the drive clean and start again as with most people I am sure, as the disc size gets bigger and bigger = backing up things gets more and more difficult. (i don't have everything on this 120Gb disc backed up, so would rather not lose it!)

Any ideas what else I can try?


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Our web developers have a problem where links to external CDN resources for web development are being blocked. They are receiving Network Error 407 Proxy Authentication Required for the following paths:
However, after some refresh attempts (can take up to 30 minutes of refreshing) it will work.
So if it eventually works, what is stopping it initially?

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Good Day!!!

Please help:

I'm using vista home basic premium 32x and my problem is my desktop is not refreshing when I refreshed it.


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What do you mean by "refreshing". What are you ecpecting to notice?

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I am running xp and my desktop refreshes every few minutes. I do not know the specific number of minutes between refreshes but I need to correct this issue if possible because the refreshing seems to slow down other processes. Thank you in advance for any replies.

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why do I have to continually refresh a web page in order to change it, windows 8.1, ie 11 and a Toshiba laptop

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try the following, (I am on a computer with ie installed right now so the following may be slightly different)

open ie
open internet options - security tab
click on custom level to open security settings - internet zone
scroll down to misc
enable "allow meta refresh"

you will still be reliant on the settings in the webpage itself so some pages will still have to be reset manually.

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sometimes my tray will act as if certain programs running in the tray have disappeared and will not display them. In the following pic I actually have kazaalite winmx and speedup running, but they are not shown. If I really want, I can just restart them, but it gets tedious. Anybody know if there is a way to reset the entire tray (kinda like restarting explorer resets the taskbar and all browsers (not ie))?

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i take it you have not ticked...hide innactive icons....in taskbar properties

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Hi. I'm experiencing some weird stuff. This is my second installations of windows 7 build 7000. The first was cracked, and now this is a genuine beta. In both i have the same problem:
Sometimes let's suppose i'm extracting files from winrar, when it finishes, nothing shows on desktop. If i click refresh, then my stuff shows up. This is the same when downloading a file, it shows only when i refresh! any ideas on what's going on? i would say it was my fault, but this is tthe second installation....it's totally clean.
Anyway, if i reboot the computer this issue is gone. but it appears from time to time

A:Refreshing desktop

I get the same thing from time to time, I would say it's worth sending some feedback to Microsoft about it, hopefully it will be resolved by the final release or even better with an Update.

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I am running Windows XP SP2.

The problem I am seeing is when I put a cdrom/dvd disk into my drive, the explorer updates with the cdrom/dvd information. If I eject the disk (either by software or hardware) and replace it with a different disk, the information in explorer retains the first disk information and contents. The only way I have found clear this info is to reboot the pc.

I am trying to install software that has 2 disks and since it won't refresh with the new disk, I can't install the software.

A:CDRom not refreshing HELP!!!!

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