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How do I stop my laptop from stuttering?

Q: How do I stop my laptop from stuttering?

I have a Toshiba that is less than a year old and whenever I listen to music, watch movies or watch videos, my laptop will create a loud buzzing noise and will stutter. This happens every few minutes and it has got worse the past few days. I've done quick scans on Norton and it hasn't found any viruses, so I don't know what is causing the stutter.

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A: How do I stop my laptop from stuttering?

Hello Alex and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you watching/listening to streaming content from the web or are you playing back from saved files on your hard drive? Or does the buzzing and stuttering happen in both cases?

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while making a movie on dvd maker some of my clips stutter and get stuck audio is smooth but pic jumps in same place how can i fix this please
 

A:how can i stop my videos from stuttering while playing

this has never happen before i am so close to completing my project and throughout the video clips some play nice and some stutter around
 

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Hello, I bought brand new HP Omen 15 , My Specs are Core i7 6700HQ16GB DDR4 Ram128GB SSD1TB Hard DriveNvidia 960M GPU I have a problem my laptop stutters and also my sound lags alot, Even when I'm watching movie or listening to music on laptop it stutters,  same when I try to play game.

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Hello everyone,
my husband poured tea allover my laptop about 2 days ago and yesterday the laptop suddenly started stuttering. every few seconds the mouse the screen including sound etc. will freeze for about 2 sec. and then work again. as my computer is fairly new I don't think it could have any other reason than the teaspill. I still got heaps of space, don't overheat or run excessive background programs or similar things...so it is probably a harddrive problem. any ideas on what the problem could be and if I could fix it myself?
that would be awesome as I don't have the money to get it fixed
thanks,
tasha
 

A:Solved: stuttering laptop

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I have bought a Toshiba Satellite A300-23J laptop 2 weeks ago. I have been using it with no problems. But today some strange things are happening. When watching movies, listening music and specially when playing games(even browser based flash games), my computer suddenly freezes for 1-2 sec and sound stutters. Sometimes it happens rarely, sometimes frequent. I use everest and my GPU and CPU temperatures are usually between 45-55 celcius while i'm not playing a game. And about 60 when playing. I don't think those values are abnormal, but i'm a bit obsessed. What can be causing this? What can i do? I recently updated my sound card drivers but it has been 3 days maybe. I made a chkdisk scan and no disc problems at all.

Waiting for your answers. Thanks.
 

A:Toshiba Laptop Weird Stuttering

Those temps are high butnot to the extreme (accptable I guess).
You could try using acooling pad or nlow compressed air through it to keep it running efficient.
Try running a memtest http://www.memtest.org/
or even performing the 8-step virus/malware removal, you may have malware.
You can even try checking your HDD to make sure that isn't corrupt,
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/downloads/seatools
 

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The issue that I am having is that when I launch applicaiton, the wallpaper changes, or of its own accord my laptop stutters and freezes for a second or two i believe this is caused by the hardware that is processing the images being switched from the Intel CPU that is powering the laptop and the GTX 1050ti GPU that is powering the more intensive graphical tasks, I should be able to fix this by making the 1050ti my dedicated full time Graphics driver making it now have to switch back and forth.

A:Laptop stuttering/hanging when switching GPU

I Have screenshots of a monitoring software for the GTX1050ti that shows that it has spikes from 0% to 40% at periodic intervals and each time this happens then the freeze happens.

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I have an HP ProBook 4540s that stutters when accepting input via both keyboard and mouse. This happens not just in windows, but also in the BIOS itself. Issue is also present when booting to safe mode, and in POST. I am a bit stumped, but I have run a memtest from the UBCD and it checked out fine, as did my HDD. Any ideas?
 

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Hi all, So as stated my pavilion g series notebook/laptop has a annoying buzz / stuttering sound whilst playing audio, if its Spotify or Youtube the sound always is like this, even if its with headphones, or without. The laptop is quite old however is working in other areas and is quite fast, and I really would like the sound to work! Regards, arkjarvis

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Hi,

I'll try to keep this brief.

I purchased my HP Probook 4530s off my friend last week. Naturally, I formatted it to give a fresh install of Windows. Since then I have been having this issue:

Laptop freezing up - YouTube

Watch the video above, as you can hear the video lags/stutters as well as the sound 'buzzing'. The mouse lags across the screen and for some reason the internet disconnects during this time. The only way to fix this is to restart the laptop, although is happens again.

I have re installed Windows 3 times now and every time I get the issue.

I notice it the most under the following circumstances:

-Awaken PC from sleep mode
-Run laptop on battery power

In saying that, it is completely random. I was just in a Skype call on battery power and it was fine. I hung up and then rang someone again and it started freezing/buzzing/stuttering. The internet disconnected and I had to restart the laptop for fix it.

What on earth is causing this? The laptop worked perfectly before I formatted it the first time.

Specs:

W7
HP Probook 4530s
i5 2430m 2.4GHz
8 GB RAM
HD 6490


Please and thank you for anyone who can offer any advice!

A:Laptop Freezing/Stuttering Randomly During Use

I believe I have narrowed it down to my network card.

I guess it would make sense why the internet disconnects when I get those issues, but why would it freeze up my system?

I ran the DPC latency checker, and sure enough after 5 minutes on battery, I got the issue. I disabled things in device manager 1 by 1 and found when I disable my "802.11n Wireless LAN Card" the issue INSTANTLY goes away. Re-enabling it brings the issue back again.

I've tried updating the card's drivers yet it doesn't change the driver version of the card.

Help?

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Hey there. I'm not sure what the problem is, but since yesterday, my laptop's sound & video keeps lagging..the whole time.

Yesterday i was djing on the laptop through a mixer..and then the sound disorted, like the speaker had been blown..if it's blown would it still be playing audio though? and could that be the reason for the lagging/stuttering? (that it's blown maybe)

here's a video of what i mean (since it would be a lot easier to explain)

Problem with laptop Audio/Video lagging/stuttering - YouTube

When windows starts, the greeting sound also does it..overall all the audio and video does

Hope you guys can help out (the video might be quite loud so i'd suggest turning down your volume a bit, it recorded pretty loud)

A:Laptop Sound & Video Lagging/Stuttering

Check your audio out cable. does it still sound distorted when you unplug the cable and use the laptop speakers?

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I have a HP-dv6 -6050 laptop, bought it last august. It was running fine up until a month or two ago. I don't recall what I did but I think it was the time I installed Dragon Age: Origins. Either way, I noticed some problems since then.
Firstly it became very slow...even deleting files took longer than usual even of size 18 bytes.Programs and folder would take time to launch.
Secondly, which is a big headache, audio and video files now get stuck every 3-5 seconds while playing them. It is there evn in VLC player.
I tried defragging, some kind of a memory test through diagnostic startup, and even returned the system to factory settings. Sometimes it seems to get better.. but only for a while.
Also, the graphic card switching mechanism seems to be a bit buggy. When I plug in the power source, the dialog box to switch the graphic card doesn't appear.
I would be very grateful to anyone who can help sort this out.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4043 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1797 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461760 MB, Free - 303702 MB; D: Total - 14874 MB, Free - 1828 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1657
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

A:HP Laptop slows down...Video and Audio Stuttering

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I would like some help about my laptop currently it is much slower and it's audio is stuttering this began after I downloaded a game(conquer online) it is a toshiba laptoP ,windows XP pro and was working fine before how do I fix this
 

A:Windows XP laptop audio stuttering also slower

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Hey there. I'm not sure what the problem is, but since yesterday, my laptop's sound & video keeps lagging..the whole time.

Yesterday i was djing on the laptop through a mixer..and then the sound disorted, like the speaker had been blown..if it's blown would it still be playing audio though? and could that be the reason for the lagging/stuttering? (that it's blown maybe)

here's a video of what i mean (since it would be a lot easier to explain)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDUHjVE1VSM

When windows starts, the greeting sound also does it..overall all the audio and video does

Hope you guys can help out (the video might be quite loud so i'd suggest turning down your volume a bit, it recorded pretty loud)

It happens in every player. windows media, vlc, quicktime..etc. Only installed dj software recently, but it was working perfectly for quite a while...until last night.
 

A:Laptop Sound & Video Lagging/Stuttering

System restore?
 

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This Acer Aspire 7250 laptop with Windows 7 64bit system has been causing trouble ever since I ran Tron script. I have ran the DDS on this machine if needed I will post as directed. As the title says the stuttering and delays are system wide. In event viewer the Error 11, the driver detected a controller error on \ Device\Harddisk\DRI. , which concerns me. I was seeking help on this if anyone has an idea. There are about 7 other error/warnings in the event viewer 3 of which I know to be irrelevant. As of now I only have Windows Firewall and AntiMalware malware on this system, formerly Avast Premier was on the machine. If more information is needed please inquire, I appreciate all assistance.

A:Acer Aspire laptop stuttering video/audio - lags entire system and programs.

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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I have been having problems keeping my touchpad and keyboard functioning after taking my laptop apart. In the first instance, my touchpad stopped working a couple weeks after the dissection. I took the computer back apart, and re-secured the touch pad jack in the motherboard connector, and it worked again.

The second instance, which I havent been able to solve, is the keyboard keys. Certain keys will stop working after some short time after taking apart the computer, usually a couple hours to a couple days.

I have tried readjusting the keyboard jack in the motherboard connector, also have tried turning off the computer and taking out the battery for a while.

Please help

Its an HP Pavilion dv5000 with Windows XP
 

A:Help! Laptop keys stop working after laptop dissection

Also Ive noticed that all of the keys that aren't functioning are clustered in one area on the keypad.
 

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Hello World,

My Sister has kids who are using computer continuously doing nonsense and not school works. She always been talking to them about the important of school and they don't listen, the warning letter is almost to half the the garbage bin if they have been kept.

We just been discussing "what action should be taken?" I have told her we may install some software like parental control of Windows Vista. because the parental control in not in Windows XP, I am here asking you to tell me "where to get the free/cheaper software that can do they followings:

Limit the hours of using computer.
Automatically computer log off after hours.
Setup the days to use computer.
Block specific website
Stop them from playing games from the internet/computer too
Stop each user from downloading as set up by Admin.
And all those that Admin (parent) can do to prevent the kids from.

To the online games, the bill for the internet is too high because of online playing, watching movies, surfing the web each after each (children).

Mum of the Kids is desperately waiting for your help.
Any help would be grateful and appreciate.
Thanks you
 

A:Solved: Stop! Stop! Stop!!! Kids from long hours computer used

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It started yesterday, I was playing around on the computer and only downloaded magiciso.
I continued to play around. I shut down the computer and it hasnt been the same since.

When it 1st started back up..I got this:

Address 80410527 base at 80400000 datestamp 45069e6e - ntoskrnl.exe
IRQL not less or equal

I tried to get into safe mode but nothing.
I then tried last good config and it let me in...so I played around to what I thought would fix things..but when I restarted it again..it wont let me in either way now.

I popped in the W2k disk and tried to repair it..I thought it was fixed but when it restarted..I know also get this error:

Device driver has corupted the executive mem pool

These errors keep me from getting to the desktop.

Ive searched online but it doesnt really give me any ideas on how to fix this prob.
Anyone had any expierence in dealing w/ probs like this.
 

A:getting 2 stop errors on laptop

Are you still unable to get into Safemode?
 

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Does anyone know how to stop my laptop from updating to 8.1?

A:Does anyone know how to stop laptop from updating to 8.1

Hello primeval,

While it's recommended to update to 8.1 and install the rest of your Windows Updates afterwards, the tutorial below can help show you how to stop the Store from offering Windows 8.1.

Update to Windows 8.1 Store Prompt - Enable or Disable

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Because of my new job, i am using my laptop far more often than before. Usually between 5-8 hours per day. Because i usually slouch while on it, my posture when standing is being effected. How can i correct this?

Thanks
 

A:How can I stop slouching while on my laptop?

Get a usb keyboard, and mouse, and put the computer on a stand (perhaps something like this).
 

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my laptop no longer boot when i turn it on it writes operating system not found

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HI,
I have set my laptop to go to sleep when I close the lid. According to the online help, it should stay in sleep mode unless the battery gets low, in which case it hibernates. Well after a while of being asleep, my laptop goes into hibernation regardless of the battery life remaining. This can happen after an hour or so.
How can I stop it from hibernating, or is this normal?
Cheers

A:How can I stop my laptop from hibernating?

Go to Power Options > Change Plan Settings > Change Advanced Plan Settings > Edit setting in critical battery action.

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Scanned with AGV, Adware, Spybot, but to no effect,

Keyboard, mouse and power button fail to respond at random,

Had winfixer about 2 month back, but think thats fixed,
DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - FAT32x86
Run by Billy at 21:00:18.09 on 12/04/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1014.549 [GMT 1:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
SVCHOST.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
SVCHOST.EXE
SVCHOST.EXE
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePerformance\MemCheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 5.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Arcade\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
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A:Laptop slowing down to a stop

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until ... Read more

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It happens to me before but it usually turns to be okay again. But this time when i open my laptop it shows the windows logo and shows the desktop then it hang/lag/stop working i cannot click anything on the desktop. Please help. Replies would be highly appreciated!
 

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Hallo,

Sometimes the laptob is shutting down automatically.

I dedected that when the battery becomes too low in can happen.

Some googling learned me that indeed it can happen in W8 and that there is a patch KB2845533 for it.

I have that patch so what other reason could it be (AV & malware have been running)

Regards
RitaHubert

A:Laptop stop working ?

I can suggest you using your laptop when the power cable plugged in as much as you can. Not only it increases the performance of your laptop it also will keep your battery not fall to low state.

Be advised most laptops when they fall to low battery (when under 10% ~ 7%) the laptop goes hibernate mode automatically.

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My laptop fan is running non stop, even when I use 10% or less CPU and even when I leave it alone for hours at a time. I come back, and it's still running. But the computer isn't even hot. Almost as soon as I turn my laptop on, the fan starts up and never stops. It's overheated a few times recently, resulting in spontaneous shut down of the machine all together. I had to wait a few minutes before I started it back up, and when I did, the fan started up almost immediately. Also, I set it to go into stand by mode on its own after an hour of non-use, and then into hibernation mode after 2 hours of non-use. But a few months ago, it stopped doing it on its own, and now I have to get up in the middle of the night and turn it off myself, for fear that the fan will run itself out. Keep in mind that this is an 8 month old laptop from Gateway.
 

A:My laptop fan is running NON STOP

i had a laptop that had that same problem for awhile. but after awhile it solved itself.
 

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hello...ive got a dell laptop...latitude cpi....was working fine then it just stopped.....the green light on the power supply wont stay on..so i got a new one...same thing happens...gots me thinking its a short of some sort...if anyone could give me a hand..id be very thankful
[email protected]
 

A:laptop stop working..need help

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Hi folks,
I am new to to TECHSPOT,please bear my ignorance.
I want to use my laptop for downloading purpose.I like to download movies and documentary films and watch them later.
Can you guys suggest me a laptop model with their specifications so that I can go for it an buy the same.
Which will be a better option an AMD or an INTEL processor

My usage would be say 8-10 hours daily which would include 2-3 hours of watching downloaded movies, surfing various websites and of course socializing a bit.and this would be almost a daily affair.
 

A:Non stop usage of laptop

Any laptop will be fine.
 

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My laptop is overheating. so, question is how can i stop overheating of my laptop. and why its overheat, is it problem of hardware or software.
 

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Could you help with my vista laptop. When I turn the laptop on the power turns on, a very loud thumbing sound, then power off then reboots and does this constantly until battery is taken out or it dies, but sometimes it does turn on but when it does it shows a blue screen with this error: please help

a problem has detected and windows has been shut down and damaged to your computer.

the system encountered an uncorrectable hardware error.

If this is the first time you've seen stop error screen, restart your computer.
If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

check to make sure any hardware or software is properly installed if this is a new installation ask your hardware or software manufacture or any windows updates you might need.

if problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. disable BIOS memory such as daching or shadowing. If you need safe mode or disable components, restart your computer, F8 to select advance start up option, then select safe mode.

technical information:

:0x00000000.0x6366E310. 0x62000010.0x00010c0f


I took a photo of this on my phone, the technical information isn't clear, so im not absolutely sure there the right numbers above thanks

A:Help! Stop error on my laptop

We'll need this info about the error message: How To Find Bsod Error Messages

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests. They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:

Quote:




H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link)
If you find hardware issues, here's a link to the hardware forums: Hardware Support - Tech Support Forum

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
If you find malware, here's a link on how to post in the Security Center: NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

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My laptop never stop HIBERNATING. . .

Hi , can someone help me. my laptop never stop hibernating after i tap it down. PLEASE help me, I have lots of files stored there.

A:My laptop never stop HIBERNATING. . .

You will have to give the Hibernation process sometime for it is a long process if leaving it doesn't work report back

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My laptop has slowed down severly in the last week, it is taking about 8mins to boot up and programs keep crashing. I have run anti spyware and anti virus software and defraged it but nothing has worked. I have made a hijack this log and dont know what it means, can someone look at it for me to see if theres something there which shouldnt be, thanks in advance.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 22:34:22, on 22/01/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
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:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\agrsmsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ThpSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TME3\Tmesrv31.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\TODDSrv.exe
c:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtSrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\VMware\VMware Virtual Image Editing\vmount2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\vmnat.exe
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A:laptop has slowed to a stop. Help please!

Can anyone help???
 

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My laptop fan is running non stop, even when I use 10% or less CPU and even when I leave it alone for hours at a time. I come back, and it's still running. But the computer isn't even hot. Almost as soon as I turn my laptop on, the fan starts up and never stops. It's overheated a few times recently, resulting in spontaneous shut down of the machine all together. I had to wait a few minutes before I started it back up, and when I did, the fan started up almost immediately. Also, I set it to go into stand by mode on its own after an hour of non-use, and then into hibernation mode after 2 hours of non-use. But a few months ago, it stopped doing it on its own, and now I have to get up in the middle of the night and turn it off myself, for fear that the fan will run itself out. Keep in mind that this is an 8 month old laptop from Gateway.
 

A:My laptop fan is running NON STOP

i'll bet a sensor or transistor went south on you. you'll have to take it in for service, perhaps it's still under warranty.
 

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This toshiba laptop that set me back a whopping $110 has been nothing but trouble. I have reloaded the restore disc 6 times in the past two years! Now the keyboard does not work (I am typing using an external keyboard) and the darn thing just keep beeping! I think it is time to put this thing in the garbage, any ideas?
 

A:Toshiba Laptop will not stop beeping!

can you explain 'keep beeping'? does it start beeping the moment you switch it on or when your operation system is loaded or just from time to time while you work with a program or type something?
 

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Hi I am a new Yoga 500 user. I have purchased a Thinkpad pro port replicator and have attached two external monitors which work fine. The issue is that sometimes when I open a new application that hasnt been opened before e.g. Word or Excel, the application opens on the laptop screen and not the external monitors. This means I have to keep opening the laptop to drag the new window onto the external screen - a right pain Can anyone shed some light on how to overcome this issue - all ideas welcome before i go mad :-) CheersPaul

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Hi I am a new Yoga 500 user. I have purchased a Thinkpad pro port replicator and have attached two external monitors which work fine. The issue is that sometimes when I open a new application that hasnt been opened before e.g. Word or Excel, the application opens on the laptop screen and not the external monitors. This means I have to keep opening the laptop to drag the new window onto the external screen - a right pain Can anyone shed some light on how to overcome this issue - all ideas welcome before i go mad :-) CheersPaul

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I'm using a DELL Inspiron 1525 with Win Vista.  When I turn it on it goes to the black and white screen where it tells me there was an error and gives me options to restart on safe mode, restart windows, normally, etc.  No matter which option I choose ultimately it just ends back at that screening again after attempting to go through the process.  It's as though I'm constantly turning my computer on and off and on and off. 
 
I tried putting in the windows disc that came with the laptop but nothing happened that was any different.  I tried a different Windows disc and still nothing.  Starting in any kind of mode, advanced or otherwise, does nothing.  I'm not concerned about losing information on this computer.  Formatting/reinstalling is fine with me but it won't let me get that far.  Thank you ahead of time for your help!

A:No matter what, laptop won't stop restarting!

You may need to enter the BIOS and change the boot order so that the CD/DVD-ROM is the first device and the hdd the second.  Try this and let us know how it goes.

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Okay so I have a Toshiba Satelite Laptop running Windows XP Pofessional. (Thats all the specs I can get since it wont boot up and allow me to get detailed specs). Long story shor tthe laptop worked fine as I had used it for work I recently had a problem where it froze and Ctrl Alt Delete wouldnt bring up the task manager so I just held the power buttin to power it down... and then that's when the trouble started. After this I go to start it again it goes through the normal start up sequence but then it says that Windows was not shut down properly and gives me the option to restart normally, in safe mode or with the last none configurations that worked. I have tried all of them and the only result is it reboots back to the Toshiba screen and then back to ways I can start it again and even when I shut it down it powers back up and tries to reboot starting the same problem all over again. Any ideas how to fix this??

Thanks In Advance,

Chris
 

A:Laptop wont stop rebooting!

I had a similar situation with one of my clients and this is what I did to solve the problem.

1. You need a copy of the WinXP CD
2. Insert it into the CD/DVD drive
3. Enter BIOS setup and change the boot order to CD to get your system to boot from CD. I assume you
know how else read about it here:

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/ss/bootorderchange.htm

4. Quickly hit any Key when prompted to boot from CD
5. Let it boot up and when you are Given the options to
install Windows now press enter
to repair windows press R etc....You must press R to repair

6. In the recovery console (should be a black screen) Type: chkdsk /r and let it run
7. once it is done type exit
8. eject your CD and let the system reboot itself

Hope that works..it did for me. All the best.
 

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Hey everyone!

Yesterday my HP laptop shut off unexpectedly and when I rebooted it, about 30 seconds after logging in and double clicking chrome, the laptop BSOD'd on me. It's giving me the STOP: 0x000000F4 error with some other parameters. It will BSOD almost immediately after trying to load anything other than simple folder opening and even then it will crash after a while. I did some poking around online and found that there was the possibility of a driver error so I enabled Verifier.exe and rebooted and the computer would BSOD immediately after the Windows logo comes "flying in".

Now, I can operate the computer in safe mode so I booted into it and disabled verifier and I'm now able to boot into Windows regularly again, albeit it BSOD's pretty soon afterward. I wouldn't really have a problem as the HDD is under warranty BUT because I bought it from some little shop nearby and he upgraded it to a 750 from 640, HP won't replace the 750 and I'll be damned if I'm out 90gb's.

I have bluescreenviewer on the laptop and can view the crash report but it's not very helpful, it blames: ntoskrnl.exe+5053dc

Anyone have any advice? I can supply any additional info you guys want. Also I'll screenshot the bluescreenviewer page later as I can't do it right this minute.

Oh, I also ran the HP diagnostics and it returned as FAILED on the HDD every time, memory passed as did the other tests.

Thanks guys!
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A:Laptop BSOD Stop 0x00000f4

Post the bluescreen results and if you have read the steps on how to zip-upload the driver verifier txt report, please attach it next time. You can also use Windows error checking tool together with a report for the hard drive status. Make sure to backup any important documents first. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html

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My Acer Aspire One D255E notebook is only a couple of months old and has started turning itself off unexpectedly.
First I noticed when I closed the lid it started to turn off rather than just sleep. When I opened it up I would get a message on a black screen giving me the option to restart or delete something to restart (sorry i didn't really understand this message), only the second option worked and just seemed to have the same effect as restarting but quicker!
Now it also turns off randomly when I am using it.
I don't think it is over heating, there is no sign of this. It turns itself back on straightaway without me having to do anything.
The screen just suddenly goes black and has a small white flashing line in the top right corner, then reboots itself, all programs closed and unsaved data lost, but working fine again as though I just turned it on.
I'd be grateful for any advice, thanks a lot
 

A:Anyone know how to stop my laptop turning itself off randomly?

Sounds like some sort of power problem.

If it's only a couple of months old you should call up and get it checked under the warranty.
 

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hello....  im not sure if im in the right area but i installed and used Malwarebytes for the first time a month ago as it was suggested. Malwarebytes said i had close to 400 virus or problem so i checked all the red boxes to delete. after computer restarted my mouse pad and keyboard wasnt working anymore. so i took out the battery and tried to restart the computer but it doesnt go past my the Acer logo screen. it says press f2 for setup, so i bought a usb keyboard, plugged it into my laptop and pressed f2. all it says is PLEASE WAIT and it has been like this day after day as i been reseaching how fix it day after day. i see many solutions on the web but i dont know what i should do!!! This is my first time using Malwarebytes and now my laptop is useless! any help and the right help would be nice

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Since you are already receiving help here, please continue in that thread. Do not start new threads or duplicate topics as this causes confusion and makes it more difficult to get the help you need to resolve your issues. Further, it necessitates staff spending time with housecleaning to remove duplicate postings...time which could have been provided to others needing assistance and prevents your helper from knowing what else you have done.Thanks for your cooperation.This thread is closed. If you have any questions, please PM me or another Moderator. 

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When my laptop is sleep mode, if I left click with the mouse it will turn the laptop on.

Is there any way to disable this functionality?

Thanks!

OS is Windows 7
Mouse is a common Logitech B100 optical mouse

A:How can I stop my laptop from turning on whenever I click

If wired, pull the USB plug out. If unwired, turn the switch to off. We turn our wireless mice off when we put our netbooks to sleep. (MS and Logitech).

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Okay this is the first time i've posted on a forum but I can't stand this problem I've been having.

I bought a new laptop not too long ago for gaming and music production. After installing black ops 2 and trying to play the story the computer crashed and i got a blue screen an the only way to resolve this was to pull out the battery. This also happened whilst playing online. Eventually I got fed up and thought it may have been something to do with not installing it properly. So i decided to factory restore the laptop to start fresh. I installed the game again and got the same crash. (I also had to put the settings on the lowest possible for it to play well as well) I updated everything e.g. BIOS, Video cards, Service pack, Everything. I still got this crash. About a month later I decided to run to midi controllers at the same time in different programs and I got a blue screen similar to the gaming problem and it was saying bad pool error. Soo i'm almost certain that this is a hardware problem but i dont understand how as this was a brand new and expensive laptop and i'm not eager to be spending lots on new hardware to fix this.

Here are my specs:

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
System Model: HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook PC
BIOS: InsydeH2O Version 03.60.48F.1B
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz (8 CPUs)
Memory: 8192MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11

Name: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family

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A:New laptop wont stop crashing!!

i would definitely call tech support on this one, the warranty should cover hardware if it's not too late. on the troubleshooting side, other than the game and the midi controllers, has the problem showed anywhere else? maybe when running other games or anything? right click on computer and hit manage. when the window opens, click the plus sign by event viewer and the one by windows and click on system. if you right click on system and choose create custom log, you can check the boxes by critical, error, and warning to get rid of the junk. call it sys logs and then click the plus sign by custom logs and click on it and look for the error messages and copy the text into bing and see what happens. but you may want to call tech support anyway to see if there are any known issues on this laptop.
 

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Greetings to one and all

Got a slight problem here. A customer came in with his Toshiba 2450 laptop giving him BSOD. The errors in question being Stop: 0x00000005, and Stop: 0x0000000A. He's running XP Home with service pack 1. I backed up his data and reloaded his machine seeing as i had no luck with a repair and i couldn't get into safe mode to see the bootlog. I downloaded the neccesary drivers from Toshiba and loaded his machine. It worked fine for three days, but now it's back to square one. I've run all the tests i can think of, but the hardware comes up clean with no errors.

I've checked for possible spyware and virus problems, but that's a no go either. Nothing wrong there. So i'm stumped. Has anyone got any suggestions on what i might try next? Short of telling him to buy a new laptop of course. ;o)

Machine specs
Toshiba Satellite 2450
512Mb DDR266
30Gb IBM Travelmate
CD-RW\DVD Rom combo drive
WinXP Home SP1
No additional software aside from AVG 7 Free loaded.

Regards
BW
 

A:Stop error on Toshiba Laptop

check the ram and hardrive
 

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I have a Lifebook P5020 and sent it for some hardware repairs (DC-in broken). On return, the laptop is INCREDIBLE slow. I mean just opening a window takes seconds. Bootup is 10 minutes. The hard drive seems to be in contstant access. Here is what I have done.

1) Cleaned and defragged HD (there is 30GB free on a 60GB disk).

2) I ran *4* virus screens and i have attached the EWIDO screen (all it found were some tracking cookies).

3) I ran hijackthis and dont see anything TOO terrible (see attached).

Any ideas? I am beginning to think it is the hard drive that is just near dying ...

Any ideas greatly appreciated.

Gordon
 

A:Help, Laptop slowed to dead stop

Hm... Just for the heck of it, try Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D

Both are available for free download at http://download.com.

Also try a registry cleaner such as Registry Mechanic.
 

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