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Solved: USB powered HDD - Low power ?

Q: Solved: USB powered HDD - Low power ?

Hiya Guys.

Something strange has been happening to the USB section of my computer and I wondered if anyone could shed some light on it for me.

I bought a USB powered 1TB external hard drive (ie: the one USB lead gives it power and data transfer). I connected it directly to a computer (XP Pro - SP3) and it found it, installed it and I was up and running but when I connected it to a 1 metre USB extension lead in the same port on the computer, it failed to install and the drive started clicking which we all know is a bad sign.

After re-connecting it directly without the extension lead, it went straight into it and worked like a dream until out of interest, I connected it via the extension lead and again, it failed. I don`t think the drive is at fault as it works every time when it`s a direct connection and fails every time it`s through the extension.

In case you`re wondering, all ports are USB 2.0 rather than 1.1 and as I have access to a few other machines, I`ve tried the `test` on those with various leads and directly, ending up with the same results.

My question is ... Can a USB extension lead take just enough power that it tips the balance and not give the drive enough to initialize itself?

Regards Jenny

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Hi all!
I've got a strange problem that I've never encountered before. I had a power supply go bad and I replaced it with one I know to be good from another pc. In fact, I bought a new one also.
This happens with both power supplys.
The pc is a Emachine T2882 w/Celeron 2.8G running XP Home.
Anyhow, when I power the pc down I noticed that the heat sink on the processor was really hot and I also notice that the little light in the front that tells you the HD is working was on AND I noticed that the fan in the power supply was running. All this when I powered the pc down via the START>Turn off computer>Turn off
This could be what burned out the power supply in the first place.
Has anyone ever heard of this? Can someone help me out with this strange scenario?
Thanks so much and may God bless,
Peter
 

A:Solved: Power Supply Continues To Energize Mb When Powered Down...

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Ok, I just built a new computer that I ran for about 2 hours give or take then it powered down completely during my OS installation. Now it won't even power up at all, I switch on the power supply and the green led on the motherboard lights up, pressing the power button however does nothing.
My worst fear at the moment is that I have fried the CPU by applying too much thermal conducting past between it and the heat sink. (I didn't apply the thermal conduct myself, I had my room mate helping me, I wasn't aware of how much was supposed to be applied.)
Now the question I have is, would that be the reason why nothing happens when I hit the power button even if the green light is on?
Another thing to note is that the cpu heatsink fan I bought already had a small amount of Thermal paste on it which we failed to notice right off.

Computer specs:
Asus M2R32-MVP Motherboard
Asus EAH3850 ATI Radeon Graphics Card
4 GB Kingston 667 Mhz RAM
dual 80 GB Seagate SATA HDDs
AMD Athalon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0 ghz Windsor Core
430W power supply by Dynapower

Let me know if anyone needs to know anything else. Thanks.
 

A:New computer that powered up at first, but will not power up now.

Dynapower is not a brand that I recognize, if it is a low quality PSU then that is probably the issue.
 

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Thanks for the happy birthday i wouldn,t have found u otherwise. I downloaded "Demo Version" Jv16 Power tools 2005 from a link to find duplicate files and clean my registry, I thought that programs I had uninstalled and reinstalled for varius reasons were all duplicated with missing files. The download didn't have the handbook which i found out later i needed so now after running dup. file finder, reg cleaner. I have a very unstable system nothing stays stable and there is a mass of backups I don,t know where to start. The forum there won,t help. supposedly I got a old Beta version. My backups don,t look anything like there's. I would like to go back to before i installed with system restore point but i dont know if it can retrieve files from Jv16 backup or what. logitech, hp, msn, registry changes, no cd drive, I have never deleted any backups from spybot or AVG free if they would help. I am a novice at forums and i'd like to show you what I did but you would have to tell what to link or paste. it sure looks bad. Even if I minimize this window and look for something I lose you. It took me 2 days to post this hope it works!
 

A:Power PC Tool over-powered me

Don't worry Summer is coming and the snow will finally be gone.....I would try System Restore before you download this tool it will put you Registry back to what it was before.

Let us know how Restore goes

Use Windows Restore not any other
 

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Was browsing a website when my pc just powered off,tried to turn it on but the blue light flicks for a sec and it wont turn on,i have a usb ext hdd plugged in and the light on it is green,so think this rules the motherboard out,also take 1 stick of ram at a time out and tried to power up,still no power,took sound card out,still no power,im thinking psu,but why would the usb lightup the ext hdd,anybody any ideas before i take it too the pc shop in the morning,they fitted a motherboard for me 3 months ago,so if its the motherboard it should still be under warranty~?

Many Thanks

A:PC powered off and wont power on?

Try disconnecting everything non essential 1 at a time. If you disconnect 1 thing and the computer comes on, you'll know what is caysing problems. Just because a light lights up or a fan spins only means the PSU is putting out some power. It does not mean that it is putting out enough power to run a computer. If you have access to another known good power supply, try connecting that and see if it comes on. If needed, see if you have afriend that will loan you one to test with. The PSU you have is one of the better PSU's you can buy. They rarely give you problems. Try those things and let us know the outcome.

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Hello Community I've got a brand new P52 with a Thunderbolt 3 workstation dock. Unfortunately the system is not getting enough power to keep it running. If I attach the power to the system the battery is getting charged, but as soon as I boot the system up, it reports that it is not getting enough power to run the system. It doesn't matter if I attach the system to the workstation dock or to any of the power supplies directly (170W or 230W). As soon as the system is booted, not enough power is being supplied and the system runs on battery. I've already installed the latest drivers to both the system and the workstation dock. Any idea how to fix that? I've tried to open a ticket at this brilliant eService Ticketing, but this won't let me create one. The Link to the video regarding possible causes seems to be broken as well. https://support.lenovo.com/vidoes/VID100760 I'm realy pi... off spending half a day failing to fix it and unable to open a support case. RegardsChristian  

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Hello,

System Specs:

Motherboard - P5N-D
CPU - E6700
Memory - 2x2GB Corsair XMS2
Video Card - Radeon HD 5870
PSU - Thermaltake 750W

Problem:

Computer powered off while in the middle of me using it. Tried to power back on, but nothing happens when the power button is pressed. Tried unplugging the power supply and back in, still would not power on.

Troubleshooting:

Hooked up my PSU to a PSU tester I have = Good

Replaced Motherboard = no change (indicator light is on, on the motherboard)

Checked power switch = Good

I also tried taking out my video card, left one stick of ram in, and still nothing.


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The only thing i haven't checked is my CPU, I have just ordered the E8400 in hopes this will fix my problem, but I was hoping to get a little feed back on my situation as I have come up empty when searching online for a simlar problem.

I appreciate any feedback I can get!

Thank you!
 

A:Computer powered down, will not power back on

how about checking the mouse or keyboard? it happened to me once pc won't boot because of a faulty mouse
 

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Hey, I'm using a Lenovo T430s (Windows 10) . Recently, my DVD RW Drive showed it's powered off, and it wouldn't turn on saying that a specified module of Power Manager wasn't found (see the pic 1). Moreover, the battery icon has dissappeared from the toolbar on the right bottom. Any particular solutions for this?I tried downloading the Desktop Power Manager for this from https://support.lenovo.com/in/en/downloads/ds003852. The installation fails saying there's an older version already downloaded (see pic 2). I'm not able to find the older version also to uninstall it





Rashaad Mirza

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I am using a D-link 4 port usb powered hub and occasionally get the message "power surge on port" and it disconnects it from the computer.

I am using the usb hub to switch a USB relay board to which using a volt free switch to send a signal and power a LED traffic light in a sequence.

I have external power supplies powering the LED lights.

It started intermittantly and I need to restart the computer to allow it to work again or turn off the d-link hub and unplug the usb.

I can get it to error sometimes with just plugging the usb powered hub into the computer with nothing else connected to the hub other than its own power supply.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Does such a thing exist?

I sometimes find I need my external drive for like 5 minutes on the road without a socket in sight so it'd be great if I could just have it suck power from my computers USB port.

Or even solar power.

Obviously I wouldn't power something for a long time with it.

Or it'd be great if only one plug is available like at a coffee shop

Anything like this on deal extreme?

A:USB to electrical power plug? / or solar/AA powered

I think the best solution for you would be a portable hard disk that don't need external power supply. I've been extremely happy with Western Digital products, using this 640 GB as my "on the road" drive. It fits to my jacket pocket.

Kari

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I've recently built a machine and whenever I boot up, a message is displayed saying: "The Nvidia system sentinel is reporting that Nvidia-powered graphics card is not receiving sufficient power.

To protect hardware from potential damage or causing a potential system lockup, the graphics processor has lowered its performance to a level that allows continued safe operations."

I am not sure as to why this is happening. My PSU is 420 watts, which should be more adaquate for my Athlon 5X-53 and my AGP GeForce FX 5200. I have the molex attached to the video card and the video card is seated properly in my mobo. Any ideas on what the problem is? Are we looking at replacing the PSU, motherboard, or video card? Or am I missing something? Thanks.
 

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Hi, the old girl is generally still going. My issue is now that when the x1 is powered up and plugged in it does not permanently recognize that the power cord is plugged in and alternates every second between battery power and cord power. As a result it does not charge sufficiently and runs out of battery at some point. When powered down and plugged in the battery charges over several hours and the laptop can be put back in use. The cord seems fine and the green light on the side of the computer when plugged in does not flicker.. Thanks for your ideas.  

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Hi there

Intuitively one might think using Powered (from the mains) external USB HDD's would require more power from the computer as well compared with those small self powered units.

I've no way to measure this but I'm sure the small units might consume MORE power as the computer has to supply all the power for Disk rotation and the USB I/O controller.

I only ask this because I need to put two large powered USB units (both with 2 X 3 TB Raid 0 HDD's in each unit) on to a USB 3 Hub.
The two HDD units seem to perform perfectly well whether connected to the chargeable port on an HP laptop or the "non chargeable" ones.

The RAID 0 is powered by the HDD itself (internal Hardware RAID) --used RAID 0 for speed -- don't need to mirror etc - I've enough backup if the whole thing goes bonkers. !!

The files on these HDD's are serving music and video so not intensive used -- don't seem to have any problem streaming media from the laptop.

Any engineers out there - curious over what is the actual load (power wise) on the computer if a POWERED USB HDD is used compared to a Self powered one. Note the Hub I'm using is not also powered.



Cheers
jimbo

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I have a WLI- CB HP 54 Buffalo wireless network card and it is supposed to reach further than regular wireless G cards, but my internal wirelesss on my laptop spans MUCH further.

I am using Windows XP SP2 and installed the driver and software about 3 times. I have found that windows configures it better than the software that came.

My question are a couple.. First. when i go and set up wireless zero configuration service to automatic, it keeps going off the next time i restart and when i search for networks it says "make sure your switch is turned on " .......

I called Buffalo and they said that it was my internal PCI adapter interferring with it. It is an A/B internal card. Within close range, the wireless card works fine.
I also wanted to know if there are dangers of having my internal A/B card and a wireless G card running at the same time.

Also the Buffalo says it is B/G, but doesn't pick up B networks well.

Thank you for your help.
 

A:Buffalo High Power Card Not high powered

Is your router A, B, or G? Also, I can't think of any danger, per se, of running both cards. This is a process called Multi-homing. If you plug in a LAN cable, you'll actually have 3 network connections, 3 IP Addresses, etc. Some apps may get confused & blow up, otherwise you're just using some resources unnecessarily. If it was me, I'd turn off the internal card if I had a G card I'd rather use...

Regards,
Emmett
 

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I am trouble shooting my Magicjack and one of the items it recommends is to plug into a powered USB hub because the computer usb may not be providing enough power for the phone handset. I would like to instead put in a "2-Port USB Rear Panel Bracket Host Adapter" Shown in picture. Is this the same thing as a powered usb hub? Will it give me enough power.

Also does this plug into one of those connector ends like plugs into my hard drive or CD drive?

Side note: I am using an old computer with 4 USB's all next to each other and all being used.
 

A:Solved: Powered USB

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Hi all, forgive the tyro question, but is there a way to work through the control panel to be able to provide continuous power to one of the usb ports on my laptop so it doesn't shut off when I close the lid? I would like to be able to charge my phone in the truck whie it is connected to my computer. laptop is a lenovo 560 w/win7 os
Thanx for your time.....
 

A:Solved: powered usb port

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I regularly transfer large files between 2 computers, I've been using an ext hd, but it's a bit of a hassle, plugging in the power cord and the usb cord, lugging it around. I was considering a 32 GB flash drive, but they run about $60, more than I want to spend.

I found some very compact USB-powered ext hd's on ebay, about $30 for a 40 GB. Do these work ok? This model comes with an extra USB cord so you can have it plugged into 2 ports.

Thanks for any comments!
 

A:Solved: Do USB-powered ext drives work?

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I am currently using my family PC and a few days ago I started receiving a lot of popups from various search engines, powered by zedo, supposed virus scan software, and blank pages. I ran AVG virus scan which found a few trojans and Adaware, and Spybot which found minor files. But the popups keep coming. Can someone please help me remove this menice from my computer?

Thanks

Here is my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 2:03:04 PM, on 7/15/2007
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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\arservice.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
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I have a pc that was configured for network use at work. Originally it was Windows NT, now it's XP. I use it as a standalone at home. Whenever I perform a shutdown, it will stay off for a few minutes (approx 10-15) then automatically it will power on and start booting up.

It's the weirdest thing. I shut it down, the power light goes off, then a few minutes later I'm watching TV or something and it turns back on. Any ideas?
 

A:[SOLVED] Powered Down PC powers up after 15 mins?

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its been on my computer for a week or two and i have tried to ignore it and tried multiple sources to remove it myself.... and just when i thought i fixed it..... i was wrong... and its driving me crazy! PLEASE HELP!!

here is my hijackthis log

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:55:54 AM, on 8/26/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mqsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\i34yuc387.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\mqtgsvc.exe
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A:Solved: Pop up's - Powered by Zedo ... so annoying

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Hi. I've been having a lot of problems with popups. Just when I thought I got it fixed, another one pops up. I've run a lot of different stuff and that's removed a lot of junk, but I still recieve popups. The popups also say "powered by zedo"

Thanks in advance for your help. I've got my HijackThis long attached.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:00:03 PM, on 8/18/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)
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\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\plite731.exe
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A:Solved: zedo powered popups??

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I'm looking to purchase in the UK a powered USB to IDE/SATA lead and having looked on ebay and amazon, I have not seen a unit with a decent set of reviews and UK plug

anyone actually purchased on of these units and could recommend a good quality unit.
I intend to use on customer provided harddrives, to attempt to recover data, so do not really want a low quality unit - read about a couple damaging the harddrive - which is the last thing I need

any now compatible with USB3

thanks
 

A:Solved: USB to Sata/IDE powered adapter recommendations

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I have just reinstalled WinXP to try to get rid of this problem but it still persists. Basically, my computer is booting itself up from a powered off state but only when the phone line is connected to it (I have dial up internet access). If the phone line is not connected to it, the PC stays off. (Note the PC isn't dialling out - at least i don't think it is). I guess the easy answer is just to remember to unplug the phone line, but if anyone has any other suggestions,
would be happy to hear. Thanks!
Jen
 

A:Solved: WinXP Boots Itself from Powered off state

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I am looking for a laptop that is light weight, has a screen that is at least 15" and consists of quality components. It will be used as a temporary replacement for my very good Asus that I use as a desktop, should the latter need servicing. Furthermore, I want to be able to take it outdoors some 50' from where a router will be placed so that in the summer I can "tune in" major league baseball games, handle e-mail, and browse the Internet. Computing speed and storage capacity can be minimal, just so they are very adequate for the operating system, which I expect will be "Ws 7." I am not interested in a "Mac" nor in Linux, which is over the head of this 80 year old!

Your suggestions will be appreciated.
{redoak}
 

A:Solved: Suggestions requested for a low powered laptop

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This is my second powered USB hub and they both will not allow my PC to boot while the hub power is connected. When I press the power button on my PC it reacts just like the button don't work but as soon as I unplug the hub power it starts to boot OK. At the moment I only have a Razer mouse plugged into the hub. I tried different USB ports on the back of the PC for the hub and same thing. It appears to be a power conflict with the hub and the motherboard? Any ideas?

Thanks.

XP sp3
Motherboard Gigabyte MA785 GM US2H
AMD x2 545
2 gig Ram
ATI radeon HD4200
2 Maxtor 7L320So
 

A:Solved: XP wont boot with powered USB hub connected

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Hi. I've got that zedo powered popup issue with IE. I read some of the other posts with "zedo" in the title, but I can't quite gleen which things I should be getting rid of, so I'm posting my HighjackThis log, before I lose my tiny little mind, to see if anyone there can help me. I would sure appreciate any kind of help anyone can offer.

Thanks or listening.

Chris

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:11:47 PM, on 9/18/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\ISafe.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\NMSSvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\VetMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\hkcmd.exe
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A:Solved: That ugly zedo powered issue, HighjackThis log

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I have a Dell Dimension 3100 that I have recently had to power up, hold in the power button until it shuts off, then power up again before it starts. I had a hard time finding an aftermarket PSU that would work with a Dell so I found a used and tested Dell PSU and installed it and I have the same issue. I ran SeaTools which said I had no hard drive issues. Someone suggested that it might be a BIOS issue and/or a BIOS battery but I have no idea what to look for.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2038 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 53976 MB, Free - 10105 MB; D: Total - 18935 MB, Free - 18823 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0JC474
Antivirus: avast! Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

A:Solved: Dell Dimension 3100 has to be powered on 2x before it starts up

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Last night when shutting down the virtual machine within Win7, the virtual machine hanged. Win7 gave me the option of doing a forced shutdown, which I accepted. But now this morning when I try to re-open the virtual machine (which is powered down) I keep
getting the error message "The virtual machine could not be started. An unknown error occurred."  PLEASE HELP: I have months of research stored in the virtual machine which I need to retrieve. Any suggestions gratefully received.

A:URGENT: My XP-Mode Virtual Machine has crashed: it is powered down and refuses to power up. PLEASE HELP: I have months of research stored in the virtual machine which I need to retrieve.

Hi,

 

The issue could be incorrect configuration of XP mode.

 

Trying to rename the . vmc and .vsv from C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines
and run Virtual Machine again.

 

Best Regards,

Niki
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I have recently built my first computer. I thought I did everything rather good. I couldn't find any faults with what I built. But after I have turned it on for the first time today Nothing appears on the screen, The screen just goes black and says no signal. Also when I power it on there are no beeps from the speaker cable. I am using a HD Radeon 6770 graphics card and a GA-970A-UD3 motherbored and a AMD FX-4100 3.6Ghz quad core processor. If anyone would could please help me to tell me any ideas why nothing will happen I would be very greatful. Also when I turn it on everything powers up and all the fans spin. But just no output on the screen. Thanks.

I am thinking about taking it all apart an rebuilding it from scratch. But this time following in an online giuide on how to do so. So if anyone would please send me a link to a good quide online I would be very thankful.

Here are the links to my parts I am using.

processor - http://www.dabs.com/products/amd-fx-4100-am3--3-6ghz-12mb-95w-7R41.html

Motherboard - http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3907#ov

RAM - http://www.corsair.com/vengeance-8gb-dual-channel-ddr3-memory-kit-cmz8gx3m2a1600c9b.html

Graphics card - http://www.amd.com/us/products/desk...d-6770/Pages/amd-radeon-hd-6770-overview.aspx

Power Supply Unit - http://www.corsair.com/builder-series-cx600.html

Any help on why there is no beeps and no display would be very helpful!!
Also any good guides would aslo be helpful!

Thanks.
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A:Solved: First time build. Black screen when powered on. Help pleaese.

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Windows Home Network Issue: Go Figure

I have a home network with two XP desktops, an XP laptop, and a Windows2000 desktop. The Windows2000 PC is almost never turned on. It's basically a backup computer in the house. For whatever reason, the only time any of the three XP computers can successfully browse the network via the view workgroup computers link is when the Windows2000 PC is powered up, and the computer browser service is running on it.

Possibly helpful info:
1) The netbios protocol isn't enabled on any of the PC's in the home network, and they are all setup for netbios over tcp/ip.
2) Everything fails if I stop the computer browser service on the windows2000 pc, or shut the pc down.
3) I've tried changing the workgroup on all the PC's, and get the same results.
4) I tried changing the master browser via the registry edit, but it did me no good. The windows2000 pc isn't set up as the master browser. I don't know much in this area, so maybe I did something wrong.
5) I tried disabling the computer browser service on all PCs (as someone suggested), and it didn't help

Thanks,
-Kyle
 

A:Solved: "View Workgroup Computers" only works when a certain PC is powered on

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Hi:
Dell 19 inches Monitor come with the Dell Mini-tower/XP:

The screen does not appear due to 'power saving' upon pushing 'power' button at the right corner bottom, although the PC running fine. When I used the other monitor with the same Dell PC, the screen comes right away.

How to 'unstuck' power saving in order to get the screen?

Thanks for your help in advance
 

A:Solved: 19 Inches DELL Monitor got stuck due to 'Power Saving' upon pushing power but

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Hi everyone,

My pc just shut down this morning. I had a spare power pack- brand new and I fitted that.

Windows ran perfectly for 10 minutes then the same thing happened again!

I noticed on both occasions, that even after I had removed the extenal power lead, the green power 'on' light kept on flashing on/off.

I have never noticed that before when a power pack 'blew'.

Does anyone think I was unlucky with a 'duff' replacement power pack?

Is the flashing power light indicative of some oother fault?

Any and all help welcome. PLEASE!

Many thanks.

grissom
 

A:Solved: power pack blows (x2) but power light still flashes

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My Power Options Control Panel quit working pretty much, a few weeks ago. Seems it was always a little awry, but generally worked with reliability in that it turned off my monitor after a certain idleness period, and went automatically into Hibernate after a longer specified idleness. Now, it shuts the monitor off correctly, but won't go to Standby or Hibernate based on my specifications. But the PC can still go to Standby and Hibernate just fine when commanded to do so from Start Menu >>Turn Off Computer. I swear this problem began after I plugged in a different USB keyboard, a Saitek Eclipse II. So I reverted to my old USB keyboard, but the Power Options Control Panel never revived.

What I meant by "always a little awry" as opposed to now...

Now, if I define my desired specs and then use the Save As button and give the scheme a name, there is no error message; but when I leave and later reenter the control panel, that Saved scheme is not present in the drop-down menu. BTW, I deleted all but the main default entry, Home/Office Desk, while I was delving into this matter. That's nothing.

But it always had a bit of a quirk concerning the Save As. In the past, it would Save your scheme by name just fine. BUT, if you then changed the specs for a given scheme and try to Save it anew using the existing name, an error message window would pop up, entitled "Power Policy Manager - unable to set policy", with the bad news message, "Indicates ... Read more

A:Solved: Power Options Control no go; and what's Power Policy Mgr?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/302713

look at that advise
 

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Hello,

I'm getting a 6kVA UPS. My problem is that it only have a few plugs in it. Talking to the UPS vendor, they suggest me to buy PDU which is more than $400 each, depending on the unit. The one I was quoted is an AP7900.

I don't know much about PDU. Would it be the same if I just get a power bar? I guess my real questions is why pay $400 for a PDU when I can buy power bar for $20? Is there any differences?
 

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I have a Seagate 2TB external USB drive (Model: srd0sd1). Like an idiot I had it plugged into the wall without a surge protector. Yesterday we had some wicked thunderstorms which included 2 brief power losses. I unplugged the drive last night and hadn't tried to use the drive until today and it won't power on. Is it possible that the power source (AC adaptor) could be fried rather than the entire drive?!?
 

A:Solved: USB External HDD Won't Power On, Power Surge?

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I think this is a fairly simple question. I got a small power supply for a replacement for a dvr (this is kind of rigged together project to replace some damaged parts) Anyway, I only need the power supply to power 1 hard drive, but I plugged in the power & it doesnt turn turn on, there is no toggle switch to turn it on. There is a 20 pin connector that would normally plug into a motherboard. Are there 2 pins in that connector that I can short so that the power will come on right away when plugged in? Ill attach an image of the connector.
 

A:Solved: power on pins on power connector

try Pins 13 and 14 I believe
 

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i have a computer who's usb ports don't produce enough power for my devices and i was wondering if i just used a powered usb if it would allow my devices to function.
 

A:Would a powered USB hub help me?

Yes dwizzle,
a good powered external USB hub would work for you
 

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Saw this at AMDZone, AMD is currently sampling PDA type CPU's.

AMD Introduces Alchemy AU1100

By: Chris Tom
April 8,2002
AMDZone.com





SUNNYVALE, CA-APRIL 8, 2002 - AMD (NYSE- AMD) today announced the introduction of the Alchemy(tm) Au1100(tm) processor, targeting the non-PC mobile internet appliance market, such as web pads, telematics, and PDAs. Currently being sampled, the innovative Au1100 offers an industry-leading combination of high performance, low power and high integration.Click to expand...

Full story here.....I wonder how a PDA is gonna look with a SuperOrb on it ??

AMDZone.com-AMD PDA article
 

A:AMD powered PDA's

Well its beyond me how you can post in the news forum and not notice the new news topics posted....

AMD to enter new markets, including handhelds/PDAs




From www.amd.com:

About the Alchemy? Au1100? processor from AMD
When Alchemy Semiconductor, Inc. was acquired by AMD in February of this year, its product portfolio consisted of the Au1000 and Au1500? processors. The Au1000 processor is currently in production and the Au1500 processor is sampling, with production scheduled for the second quarter of 2002. The Au1100 processor builds upon the successful Alchemy Au1 core, which is based on a MIPS32? instruction set. Like the Au1000 and Au1500 processors, the Au1100 is a System-on-a-Chip (SOC). SOC is a processor that has a core around which there are a custom set of integrated memory controllers and industry standard communication interfaces. SOCs can be tailored for use in different information appliances, such as PDAs and web tablets.
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G645 @ 2.90GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2012 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 220, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152524 MB, Free - 90127 MB;
Motherboard: ECS, H61H2-M12
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Good Day
Have just purchased and connected a powered hub, Canyon CNR-USBHUB06N. After shutting down my PC the green power light remains on and if I try and start my PC using the power button nothing happens. If I
shut off the wall socket for the power to the usb hub, and then shut down my PC the green light is off and I can start my PC with the power button.
Is this the correct way the hub should work?
Can I connect other powered devices, like printers, to the powered hub, or is there some conflict of power between the two?
Many thanks
Dave Rennie
 

A:Powered USB HUB

when the computer shuts down ,the light indicating a usb is plugged in should go off

yes you can connect other devices to the hub

try the hub plugged into a different usb port on the computer

usually when the computer will not boot with usb plugged in it usually means one of the usb is faulty,not necessarily the

powered hub
 

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I'm not so sure about this one, might be worth it. I think my power supply may be insufficient for the amount of ram I'd like to use.

System:
AMD athlon 750
VIA Northbridge 100 fsb
ASUS k7m mobo
2x 128mb pc133 (should be 3x -- here's the problem)
300 watts
nvidia geforce ultra 64
sb16 pci
Maxtor 60gb HDD
WD 2gb HDD
XP Home
Canoscan USB scanner
Canon Printer on parallel

Alright, so, all three chips I have check out. I have used each independently, and run them through memtest86. The two I currently run are 8x16mb chips. Every time I try to run the third, a 16x8mb chip the original equip, it's all about the blue screen. I have had issues with other chips and compatibility. Kingston's 8x16 chip didn't like my machine's language, and had to step outside. My bios does not support registered memory, as I found out the hard way. A 4x32 ValueRam chip felt threatened. Do I give in and drop another sixty on a new chip, or can this chip be integrated into a community that needs a chip just like it to round out the neighborhood? Would a 450w ps help? A 400w? What gives? Does anyone know what I'm on about?
 

A:under powered?

Seriously doubt its a power supply issue. RAM uses very little power in comparison to other things.

Sound like its a RAM type issue, they just will not play together.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G645 @ 2.90GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3488 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1552 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 931 GB (792 GB Free);
Motherboard: ECS, H61H2-M12
Antivirus: Bitdefender Antivirus Free Edition, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

I have a Canyon 4 port powered hub. When my PC is shut down, and the PSU is
turned off, the power light on the front of the case is still on.
Is this normal or will it cause damage to my PC?
Thanks
Dave
 

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I had a triple BUNDLE with Comcast --

Television
Internet
Phone

The TV was a flat screen given to me by a neighbor and which I didn't like so I gave it to a friend.

They came this morning and disconnected the television and so far everything is alright although I am paying more just for internet and phone because NO LONGER A BUNDLE.

So I am advised to get a really cheap TV, because I do miss some of it.

MY PROBLEM IS THIS:

THE DVR FROM COMCAST IS SITTING HERE ON THE SAME TABLE THE TV WAS ON.

THE TV IS GONE BUT THE DVR IS STILL PLUGGED IN AND ON THE FRONT ARE 2 LIGHTS ---

1) CLOCK
2) bLUE CIRCLE LIGHT

I am afraid to disconnect because I might mess up my phone and internet, but the lights bother me that they're on and there's no TV connected to it.

What to please? Just leave it until I decide to get another used cheap small tv?

THANK YOU.
 

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I have just fitted a new usb hub (powered) when i first turned on the power to the hub my computer was turned off, but the power light came on. I have now disconnected the power to the hub but had to move my mouse to another usb. Do you think i have a faulty hub,
 

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Hi

A friend of mine had a power cut for 30 mins, and while that happened he was on his PC, when the power went off, obviously his pc went off as well. I asked him if he had a surge protector on there, he said no, and since the powercut his pc has never started up. it made no noises, no smells, just no power. basically no ones at home.

Has the power supply just gone, or is it a more serious problem

Any help would be great.
 

A:never powered up again

Has the power supply just gone, or is it a more serious problem Click to expand...

The power supply is most likely gone, although when a power supply gives up the ghost it can take other hardware with it. Try disconnecting all the drives and booting, if it doesn't boot replace the power supply and cross your fingers and hope everything else is okay.
 

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I've been using a USB-powered hd to transfer files between my computer and media player. All of a sudden my computer won't see it anymore. The media player still sees it and my friend's computer running XP sees it, but mine won't. I've done "Search for new hardware" but got nothing.
 

A:Win 7 Won't See USB-Powered HD

It could be that on the computer that doesn't see it, Windows has simply failed to assign a drive letter to it.
This is not uncommon with external hard drives, even when the drive was previously assigned a drive-letter.

If that is the case, it's a simple fix.

Plug the drive in.
Now go to Control Panel >> Administrative Tools >> Computer Management.
Click on Disk Management in the left pane.

In the right-pane, all the connected drives are represented by a horizontal ribbon.
Look for a ribbon that's the same size as your external drive but has no name.
Right-click it and choose "Change drive letters & paths".
Click "Change".
Pick a drive-letter from the drop-down box, then click 'OK'.
 

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Why would I need a powered USB hub?

There must be a purpose?

Problem I have: some USB add ons to hubs (non powered) will just stop working!!
Previously working fine - suddenly not recognised.

Is this to do with the hub not being powered and therefor taking too much resources from the PC??
Would my problems be solved if I got a powered USB hub?

Powered USB hubs: do they take a load off the PC in anyway?

Thanks.
OM
 

A:Why would I need a powered USB hub?

All USB ports use power...the more USBs the more power used ..not sure how many your talking about here but using powered hubs is always advisable
 

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