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Questions about ATA user behavior analysis time (21 days)

Q: Questions about ATA user behavior analysis time (21 days)

in this video Laura E. Hunter from Microsoft describes behavior analytics: https://youtu.be/hNZdboDvnuU?t=1251
She says that ATA will analyze the behavior in a domain for 21 days and declare this as normal behavior. After the 21 days ATA will report unusual user behavior based on the 21 days analysis.
I have two questions about this:
1. Can we see the progress of the analysis somewhere? I searched through the ATA-center but there is nothing. Is it possible to see it in some kind of logfile or the Mongo-DB?
2. We have started ATA with one DC. What happens if we add our other DCs later? Will the analysis recognize behavior from those, also when the 21 days are already over?
I did not find anything about this 21 days analys period in the documentation. I'm more than happy with a hint if I have overseen something there.
Thanks in advance

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A few days ago I had some strange behavior on my laptop, I couldn't open any of my antivirus software that I have, McAffee (which I trash already) and Malwarebytes. Every time I tried to open any of the software mentioned, I got errors windows or blank windows… more less errors everywhere. Windows 7 became very unstable after that, so I decide to do a clean installation, now things are working normal, but at the back of my head I am wondering if this was some type of infection.
I would appreciate if someone could help me to check on this, please.     

A:A few days ago I had some strange behavior on my laptop

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The problem started a few days ago with our browsers running slow and sometimes timing out. I then started to notice that icons and menus looked slightly different and that administrator shield icons started showing up on files and icons also when clicking on buttons on menus such as windows update the menu would flicker.
   Was suspicious so checked processes and services and such and that's when I noticed that whenever something was downloaded off internet even just a web page link document under it's properties in the general tab at bottom it says this file came from another computer and has been blocked for your computers safety with a box to unblock it. I searched more and found a lot of files including my pictures that had three new users 2 named unknown with a long number beginning with S-1-0...... and another listed as UUID with a long number and ending saying Mcx1-my user name-PC which I know is my media extender for my Xbox but the other 2 users were never there. The last thing that has been happening is when I boot to safe mode with networking so I can try doing a scan with my main anti virus program the action center gives me a warning saying that Windows security center is disabled please enable it now, I go to services and click to start it and it immediately stops, I try to run a scan with my antivirus and it says it can't start without Windows security center being enabled.
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A:Weird computer behavior past few days.

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwareby... Read more

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Recently, while playing World of Tanks, I have had random crash to desktop issues. To my knowledge they only happen during match play ( my old computer roommate is using) when cpu and gpu load is probably heavy. Before moving on I put a 3.1 amd 64 x2 cpu init has full 8g memory and a 1g GeForce 210. I know the 250w PSU needs to be updated but was going to let the others do that. Would this lack of power cause a game to simply crash to desktop while everything else remained stable? My feeling is it is probably a driver (read NVidia has notorious conflicts with WoT) or setting or other software conflict. Have gone through the uninstall/reinstall, rolled back drivers a full three versions, disabled any hd audio conflicts route. I think if something wasn't getting the power CPU or GPU I would get blue screen of death or shutdown. Any help.

A:Questions about PSU behavior.

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I just picked up a VivoTab RT and have many options on the thing thus far, so I wanted to make a thread for others in the market and for anyone to possibly help me around the shortcomings I see with the device.

Firstly, why I purchased it - I saw it on clearance for $250 with keyboard dock and couldn't pass up giving it a try at that price - been looking for something with a bright screen to use outside and something that could replace both my Nexus 10 and Win7 laptop with one device, to make things simpler, especially when traveling. I found myself always bringing both devices, because even though I much preferred using the Nexus 10 for the majority of things, some tasks along the productivity side were simply much easier with a Windows based laptop.

So Windows RT, I was expecting to hate it based upon the amount of times I have heard it trashed. Metro is not bad at all, a good interface and although the app selection is minimal all the major players are there, I haven't yet found myself needing something that isn't available. Overall, I like it, in some ways better than my loved Android, but now, the shortcomings:

1. I am greatly missing Chrome, I now know why I left IE years ago and never looked back.
2. Some websites display as mobile and I do not see an option within the browser to request the full site.

Any work-arounds for my issues?

If I were to look into getting a similar device running full win8 what would you recommend? If one of my requirements i... Read more

A:A few days with Windows RT - comments, questions

As far as a Tablet, I'm sure it's OK, there are just no good Store apps. There are a few, but most of them are wastes.

But Chrome, Chrome is in the store, it's free. Are you saying it's locked to IE? It shouldn't be, search for Google Chrome in the Store, and download it.

Are you sure this is an RT tablet - Because RT has NO desktop.

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Hi guys,

I'd just like to ask how is McAfee McAfee AV / Internet Security doing these days...?

A friend was asking me the other day and I really did not know what to tell her because I have not been using McAfee since 1998.

May I have some inputs as to McAfee's performance today from you guys? Maybe some strong points and low points perhaps..What about slowdowns during usage?

It's AV(only) as compared to say, Avast's or AVG or Avira's AV..?

It's Internet Security Suite as compared to say, Avast IS 2016 or Emsisoft IS..?

Or if I'll choose an ALL FREE software config that can (well if it can) suffice for McAfee IS protection what will it be..?

AVG Free + TinyWall + ERP + MBAE free + HMP..perhaps..?

Any suggestions as to the all-free combo as well as the ideas on McAfee AV and IS performance is very welcome
Thanks a lot

A:How is McAfee AV / Internet Security doing these days and some questions

I would not advice you to use mcafee , but it is not great in my opinion , confusing gui and the price what you pay for the suite is way to high! I cannot comment on the way it performes on a machine , like any other security product it may vary on each different machine. what kind of user is your friend? does she have computer knowledge or is she a novice? there are better av's ou there and for free also! like AVG or Avast which are better detection wise. If she wants a paid product go for emsisoft internet security. a nice free setup imho would be : AVG free or Avast free ( Hardened mode ) and Comodo Firewall ( Cruelsisters settings ) and an anti exploit like Malwarebytes anti exploit free or Hitman Pro Alert ( Paid ) protect against browser and software exploits.

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Hi my name is Jerry and I'm new to this site. My computer has been running a little slow latley and i was wondering if you guys could help me. One of my co-workers had recommended you guys. Id also like to improve my start up, it takes to long to load up.I have downloaded the hijack logfile and saved the log, please help me. Your help is much appreciated.

A:Log Analysis-plz Help New User

Sorry for got the log file lol. Here it is and thatnks again for any help.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 10:20:31 AM, on 9/28/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_03\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exeC:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\dla\tfswctrl.exeC:\WINDOWS\sys... Read more

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So I have Vista 32bit- Did a scan of all open ports, and I find a few funny looking things.

I've copied the report from CurrPoints below- Can anyone assist with identification- if I have some unwanted listening going on?!? Tried looking up a couple of the ports and they are not even found- wondering if my system has been compromised somehow-----

First attachment is the stuff I don't unerstand-

Second one is full report from CurrPorts program.



A:New User Needs Help-CurrPorts Log- Analysis Please?


Try looking at the IP addresses here to see who they belong to: -


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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 1:39:48 PM, on 2/27/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\PCSuite\DataLayer\DataLayer.exeC:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 6\LaunchApplication.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 6\PcSync2.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Google Updater\1.0.384.22153\GoogleUpdater.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\PCSuite\Services\SERVIC~1.EXEC:&#... Read more

A:I Am A New User.. I Hope Somebody Can Analysis This Hijack Log For Me.thanks

Hello and Welcome. Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. Please read this post completely before begining the fix. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Please ensure that there aren't any any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix. * * * * * * ADDITIONAL DOWNLOADS * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Download & install CleanUp.exe (not recommended for WinXP64)Download and install Ewido Security SuiteWhen installing, under "Additional Options", uncheck - Install background guardHave Ewido update itself & then exit the program.If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update Ewido'UNPLUG'/DISCONNECT your computer from the Internet when you have finished downloading. It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence. * * * * * * FIXING ENTRIES WITH HIJACKTHIS * * * * * * * * * * Do a HijackThis scan & place a check next to these items and select "Fix checked": R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = about:blankR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blankR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer&... Read more

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Hi Everybody,

Ok so yeah I'm getting a system exchange for my dell laptop since its really messed up and I only use it for internet but I can upgrade to different things they are going t call me so I can order upgrade so here is my question.

Which is better
currently I have a 1.40ghz celeron mobile but the system exchange I tihnk will either have the sme or a 1.60ghz celeron mobile but I was considering paying more and I dont know how much eyt and if they still will let me they said they freezed the process of egtting the omptuer so I could upgrade now. But anyways which is better a 1.40ghz-1.60ghz celeron m or a IntelŪ PentiumŪ M Processor 735 (1.70GHz/2MB Cache/400MHz FSB) Im not sure what chace or fsb I currently have also I dont use it much on battery mostly on a/c adaptor so I'm not really concered about battery life. And i'm sorry for the rush but I dont really have much time to act or if they will eve let me they most likey will but im not sure
Also as always thanks techspot members you sure do make a great help

A:Which is better-not much time (1-3 days)

Of course, the 1.7 GHz Pentium M is better than the Celeron M, because 1.7 is larger than 1.6

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Hi -

My 4 year old Dell Inspiron E1505 with Windows Vista OS has been running slow when I boot up (5 to 6 minutes before start up is complete). Once the start up is complete, connecting to the Wi-Fi in the house, takes a while to connect (another 5-6 minutes).

After the computer is booted up, I can close the laptop, and when I open it back up, it gets going without any hesitation. I have run the spyware (Ad-ware) and anti-virus (AVG) and receive a clean bill of health. When I ran HJT, I noticed some items that were considered suspect when researched. I cannot be for sure though, and it would be great if someone can identify what needs/can be moved to possibly help clean up the laptop.

Any help would be great. Thanks.
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:27:21 PM, on 5/9/2011
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.00.1906 SP2)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatchTray9.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:... Read more

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? OS Windows 7
? x64
? Original Install
? OEM version (came pre-installed on system)
? System is max two years old
? Os installation is the original install

? AMD A6-3620 APU with Radeon(tm) HD GRaphics 2.20 Ghz
? AMD RAdeon HD 6530D
? No clue on MoBo Manufacturer
? No clue re: power supply

? Hewlett-Packard
? p6-2127c

BSOD has been happening regularly after 6-8 hours of productivity.

I am currently running the driver verifier.

Any clue?

A:BSOD around the same time of day, most days.


All of the attached DMP files are of the IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (a) bug check.

This indicates that Microsoft Windows or a kernel-mode driver accessed paged memory at DISPATCH_LEVEL or above.

This bug check is issued if paged memory (or invalid memory) is accessed when the IRQL is too high. The error that generates this bug check usually occurs after the installation of a faulty device driver, system service, or BIOS.

If we take a look at the call stack:


1: kd> kb
RetAddr : Args to Child : Call Site
fffff800`02cc8169 : 00000000`0000000a 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000001 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff800`02cc6de0 : 00000000`00000010 fffff880`099ea260 00000000`0000000b 00000000`00000000 : nt!KiBugCheckDispatch+0x69
fffff800`02cd1c3f : 00000000`00000003 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000003 00000000`00000002 : nt!KiPageFault+0x260
fffff880`0162b9a7 : 00000000`00000004 fffff880`099ea4e0 00000000`0000d40d fffffa80`087b37c8 : nt!KeAcquireInStackQueuedSpinLockAtDpcLevel+0x4f
fffff880`018e605d : fffffa80`0aba5010 fffffa80`0914bc60 fffff880`099ea4e0 00000000`0000d40d : NETIO!WfpExpireEntryLru+0x17
fffff880`018ad787 : 00000000`00000004 fffff8a0`08350032 fffff880`099ea510 fffffa80`00000001 : tcpip!WfpAleCloseRemoteEndpointConnection+0x2d
fffff880`01925e2b : fffffa80`0aba5010 fffffa80`0a04874a 00000000`00000001 fffffa80`0aba5010 : tcpip! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+0x20f72
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We need a way to be able to "switch user" on remote PCs connected to VPN for those rare times we need to logon with admin rights to uninstall software.  We use Remote Assistance most of the time to support off-site systems and it works for
everything except uninstalling since a UAC prompt will pause the RA session per Microsoft as expected behavior at https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee844127%28v=ws.10%29.aspx.  If we RDP to a system that is logged onto VPN we can get logged
on, but during the process of "switch user" the VPN connection will drop.  Windows 7 appears to treat the RDP connection (while someone else is logged on) just like a regular "switch user" -- these both drop the VPN connection.
A fair number of articles say the VPN connection needs to have its properties configured to "Allow other people to use this connection" so that the connection will not drop.  Perhaps this worked years ago when Windows 7 was a little bit younger,
but it does NOT work today. Is there a solution to this issue that does not involved a 3rd party VPN solution?

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I use an external firewire based sound card sometimes with my Z61m (PreSonus Firebox).  This last time I went to use it, the application software that I use would not recognize the card as being present. I went into system, hardware manager, and got a message that I was not signed in as an administrator.  Never happened before. I have 3 accounts on this machine.  Mine (an administrator account), one for my wife, and one for my son. When I press the thinkvantage button to and hit the 'system information' button it shows that my son is the current user! How can this be and does anyone know of a fix for it? 

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Okay, this is a strange one. I have included all the troubleshooting steps I've tried, so please read through before making suggestions.

Last night out of the blue, after always working perfectly, my mouse pointer started to randomly freeze for a second or two. When it did move, it moved smoothly and normally; but every few seconds or so it would get stuck for a moment (you can check out what kind of mouse it is in my specs). The mouse wheel and buttons are fine, no problems at all; just the pointer is messing with me. The touchpad works perfectly as well.

It works perfectly after a reboot. But over time it starts to break down again. In fact, I left it alone overnight, and this morning the pointer would barely move at all.
I rebooted again, and noticed that at the blue "Restarting" screen the mouse pointer was instantly back to normal. But again, after reboot it would be fine at first but then start acting up, getting worse as time went on.

Troubleshooting I have already tried:
1. Replaced the mouse battery.
2. Removed the USB receiver and put it back in.
3. Uninstalled the drivers, rebooted, Windows installed generic HID-compliant driver.
4. Malware scan
5. Tried a different mouse

Oddly, after trying a different mouse and then switching back to the original, it worked fine for much longer before starting to break down again. At the time of this post, the pointer is sticking but not as badly, and taking longer to deteriorate.

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A:Mouse behavior deteriorates over time after restart

dUDE CHECK YOUR task mangaer and see system interrupt usage(cpu) is it going up and you have the same problem as me i still can fix it though

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I booted my computer yesterday and Windows XP Pro's date/time was misconfigured. Also on my desktop was an MS-DOS file named IOG. I doubled clicked on IOG and a DOS window opened up and closed real quick. Didn't have time to catch what exactly it was processing. I'm not sure if my computer is infected or not so I appreciate any help I can get. AVG Free didn't catch anything and neither did AVG Anti-spyware. Tried running Kaspersky Online Scanner but I keep getting an error message.

My HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 08:47:06, on 5/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Arquivos de programas\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\VIAudioi\SBADeck\ADeck.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
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I have familiarized myself with this enough to fix any problem that is fixable..Hopefully someone can help me out..I use my computer daily for different tasks and have been unable to do so because of all the popups/ads...mostly for the spymaxx..My pc is really eaten up with this stuff..I don't even surf porn yet "asian nudes" etc..came up in the scans...look foward to hearing something..Kind Regards,DrewHijack this LogLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:32:46 PM, on 5/26/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\sbwltbxa.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeC:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire.exeC:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NORTON~2... Read more

A:All Logs Required For Analysis..windows Xp..novice User..

Hi,* Please visit this webpage for instructions for downloading and running ComboFix:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/combofix/how-to-use-combofixThis includes installing the Windows XP Recovery Console in case you have not installed it yet.Post the log from ComboFix when you've accomplished that, along with a new HijackThis log.

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Get BSOD the past few days and they have all happen around the same time each day. thought maybe was gpu drivers but still happens even after updated gpu driver. any help would be great. thank you. all my computer specs are listed under My System specs. also add file from your bsod tool. thank you again.

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Hello I have a DELL XPS M170 Laptop. I used to run an ebay business which I would sell INSTANT DELIVERY items. I used Outlook Express to send emails once I had received payment. Outlook Express has an option that it will automatically send emails if it picks up key words. The problem was that my laptop had to be on with Outlook Express running in order to instantly send emails. I used to leave my laptop on for days at a time, not only that but I had it on a bed so there wasnt any airflow. I know im a IDIOT for that and it was the biggest mistake I ever made. My laptop doesnt have any problems like shutting down or anything like that. It actually still runs perfectly except that it gets so hot I could barely touch the bottom of it. After leaving it on for a couple hours i could feel the heat coming through the top. I need your help guys what can I do to fix my very hot laptop. What part do I need to replace (because I know I need to replace something) in order to get my laptop back to its original condition? All the replys from other people about this type of situation always say use air to blow out dust but that is clearly not the case for me. I left my laptop on for days and it wasnt on a flat surface. I basically just need to know what i need to replace in my laptop and I can just purchase the new part and install it myself. I am aware of laptop cooling pads but I just want to fix the problem. I would really appreciate ANY help from anyone who knows which part is getting ho... Read more

A:My Laptop Gets VERY HOT...I used to leave it on for days at a time. HELP

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Is this okay? I usually shut my laptop off every night before bed. But lately I have been having shutdown and start up problems. Something is causing Windows to hang during shutdown, and therefore I have to hold the power button down for it to turn off.
Doing this at night, then causes Windows not to want to boot up in the morning. It eventually boots up and loads fine after a few attempts. So instead of having to deal with the frustration of doing this every night, is it acceptable to leave it on for a few days at a time?

(And in regards to the problem my laptop is having, My CD-ROM is also broken..so at this time, I'm unable to use the Windows recovery disk :/)

A:Leaving Laptop on for a few days at a time.

It won't hurt it as long as it has enough ventilation. Don't stuff it into a corner or anything. You could also set it to hibernate, which basically turns it off without shutting down Windows. Of you could just put it in standby, which uses more power but basically does the same thing.

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Brand new user.

a. The new PC came with McAfee anti virus.
Should I use it ?

Is it as good as AVG, e.g., which I used on my old W7 PC ? Use them both ?

b. And, how do I turn on the "Defender" anti virus which I understand is part of
the W10 package ?

Would it interfere with McAfee or AVG ? How good is it ?

c. How do I turn on the Firewall; I'm assuming there is one like in W7 ?

Much thanks,

A:New W10 User Questions (Basic Questions, Please)

McAfee, AVG and Defender are all anti-virus programs and you should only run one. In fact Defender will get turned off when another one is installed.

Right click the Start button and select Control Panel.

Then select Security and Maintenance and under Security it will show your the status of the Firewall, Virus and Spyware and which program is running what.

Control panel also has links to Defender and Firewall.

That McAfee is a trial version and at some point you will have to buy it.


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Please take a look at my Hijack This log file and let me know if you see anything that needs to be fixed.Thank you.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 11:16:48 AM, on 8/12/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:E:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeE:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeE:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\ISafe.exeE:\WINDOWS\LogWatNT.exeE:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\VetMsg.exeE:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEE:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVTray.exeE:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVRID.exeE:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\USRmlnkA.exeE:\PROGRA~1\BILLPS~1\WINPAT~1\winpatrol.exeE:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exeE:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exeE:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\USRshutA.exeE:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\USRmlnkA.exeE:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgbhp.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeE:\Docu... Read more

A:Abnormal Response Time - Hijackthis Log Analysis Request

Why no response in 5 hours?

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Jumping into the new year, we?re proud to announce the first significant update in our monthly release cycle that carries the major version ?2018?. The main goal for our development team this month was to streamline and improve the user experience of our most important defence wall against new and unknown malware threats: The Behavior Blocker.

When you open the main user interface of Emsisoft Anti-Malware, you?ll notice that we have merged the panel of the Application Rules with that of the Behavior Blocker. This was a logical move as the two are closely related to the same thing: Defining which of the active programs shall be monitored, are trustworthy, or should be prevented from starting up. Instead of manually creating rules for specific program paths, you can now easily double-click one of the active processes to define a new ?allow?, ?monitor? (default) or ?block? rule. The new application list also shows nicely which programs are excluded from monitoring as it integrates the Exclusions list too.

In the same set of improvements we?re launching a new feature to create application rule templates that professional users can now define via the Emsisoft Enterprise Console. In situations where a specific program needs to be excluded from protection across the entire network, or when a specific unwanted program needs to be blocked from running globally, it?s now an easy task to implement that with templates that also support wildcards and environment ... Read more

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I am on Windows 7 32 Bit. And I recently had a malware attack. The symptoms are:

Within days, I could not shutdown, restart, move files (could copy though), cannot access hard disk drives. I also cannot run commands using cmd.exe as an administrator. Running cmd.exe as administrator and typing in commands, still gives "Administrator privileges required".
After a few days, now, profiles of google chrome, virtual comodo dragon and other softwares are malfunctioning.
The internet sign shows connected, though cannot surf the internet with any browser, except with Virtual Comodo Dragon.
An autorun virus places shortcuts and .exe files on flash drive, changing names of copied files and folders, after deletion of the old files from the flash drive.
Searching and Cleaning with Malwarebytes Antimalware, finds around 500 infections from Trojans and Virus Ramnit ONLY and the infections appear again after deletion and rescan.
I would like to know what virus is this? And though I am going to perform a clean installation, I would like to know what can be done, to get rid of this virus and prevent reinfection when I use the pendrive after reinstallation again.

A:What virus could destroy user permissions of everything in a PC within days?

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Just want to start off by saying I'm a noob so bear with me.

Background: We have multiple fire stations running Vista Business where there could be 20 users logged onto the PC at any given time, thanks to "fast user switching" We encourage fast user switching its just, the users never log off and after weeks of not rebooting its starting to cause issues.

Goal: I' am trying to write a script or a task that will run that would log off users who have been inactive for 2-3 days. I do not want this to affect the others users who are already logged on the the PC.


A:Force user logoff after 3 days of inactivity

Hello Alex, and welcome to Vista Forums.

I'm not sure how to do what you are wanting, but as a workaround for now, you can use Task Manager in an administrator account to log off these users.

Task Manager Users - Log Off a Local User

Hope this helps some,

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Using NotePad, I could enter the time and date using the <F5> function key. The format display is:


Is it possible to change it do the date came before the time



A:Using NotePad, change the behavior of the date time format

Hello Martin,

You might see if these tutorials may help.

Date Format - Change

Time Format - Change

Hope this helps,

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I just watched a YouTube video of a Win7 Image Restoration.
The author indicated he had trouble restoring a System Image that was over 30 days old, due to the fact that the 30 day activation period for Win7 had expired from the time the System Image was made. It returned an error message for an Image that was over 30 days old, whereas an Image that was restored within 30 days of making it did not. Can anyone definitively shed some light on this? Do I have to create a new System Image each 30 days to remain protected due to Microsoft activation requirements?

A:Is a System Image time-limited to 30 days ?

This guy did not activate his system with a valid product key. Else there is no such restriction.

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I was hoping someone could look at this log
My friend has IE-Spyad--script-defender

Spybot is clean
adware is clean
Spyblaster is up to date
Norton antivirus is clean

I am wondering about the R1 And all of the OSEENUS are they ok?
His computer seems to be running very slow, there are a bunch of this stuff
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01?FORM=TOOLBR
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01?FORM=TOOLBR
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://g.msn.com/0SEENUS/SAOS01?FORM=TOOLBR
I cleaned all the temps, cookies, history
ran cleanup

Here is the log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:27:50 PM, on 1/2/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost... Read more

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Hi guys!
I dont know what is happening, I am good with computers but not that good , and I dont know what to do about it. I am getting a weird blue screen that restarts my laptop all of a sudden... These are the specs:

One thing I am sure of is that every time I got this BSOD i was running PS3 Media Server (java). My system is in Romanian so I tried my best at translating it. I just want to know what to do next. Thank you

Signature error:
Error even name: BlueScreen
Version SO: 6.1.7601.
ID regional settings: 1048

More error Info:
BCCode: 1000009f
BCP1: 0000000000000004
BCP2: 0000000000000258
BCP4: FFFFF80000BA2740
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
C:\Users\Sebastian Catana\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-44787-0.sysdata.xml

A:BSOD 3rd time in 7 days error 1000009f

Hi sebicatana welcome to SF

Please follow these steps and upload here the crash\bsod folder.


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Hi everyone.

I recently bought a custom-made computer from a well established business in the UK.

The computer arrived and as I was installing everything onto it, the internet dropped out a few times. I thought nothing of it and continued. After a day or two, the dropping out happened more and more until after about 4-6 days, it become unusable.

I contacted the business, and they sent out a new network card. Whilst I was waiting for this to arrive, I tried using a USB adaptor instead of the installed card. This worked fine, until again, after 2 days or so, it started having the same issues and then stopped working completely after a similar amount of time.

The new network card has now arrived and after 2 days, the errors seem to start to be happening again. It has dropped out 3 times now and looks as though to be getting more frequent like before.

I have tried numerous attempts to fix the errors - resetting the adaptor, reinstalling the adaptor, pausing anti-virus, and all the other methods I could find online - but none have made any difference. Using the troubleshooter works okay for the first few times, but as the issue gets worse, it becomes less and less effective. The errors it reports change but most often it is related to a gateway not being available, or there being some form of IP issue.

Perhaps worth noting is that I use my phone as a hotspot as the internet signal is terrible where I have the computer. However, I've tested it, and it works absolutely fi... Read more

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For the most part, I finally got Windows 10 to work, except I have a micro-stuttering problem after just a few days of power-on time. I also have a WD My Cloud on my home network, so I'm wondering, does backing up to cloud storage have a negative impact on my system performance?

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I previously had a topic opened on this. That post I bumped twice and didn't receive any answer to my questions, so trying once again.

I have an application infected issue that is preventing me from running any EXE files as well as the GMER and DDS applications outlined in the Sticky Thread. I received a response to run the Rkill application but that thread was closed out before I could ask any additional questions.

I'm not well versed when it comes this stuff so I wasn't sure if I was executing the Rkill application correctly because I'm still unable to execute the analysis tools.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated, If I need to execute the Rkill on the infected machine please let me know and walk me through that process with a little detail if at all possible. Also, I'm not able to connect to the internet or boot up in Safe mode on the infected machine, just an FYI.

Again, any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Trying this one More time - Application infected issue unable to run analysis tools

Hi -

You've apparently been living with this for quite a long time. It might have been easier and certainly faster to do a restore from recovery disks or recovery partition by now.

It's very difficult for us to assist in this medium without any logs to work from. We just have no way of knowing what's on the machine otherwise. What operating system is this? Your profile indicates XP, but sometimes folks don't always post for the same OS as in their profile.

You said you tried to use rkill. Did you try all 4 versions? If so, what happened when you did so?

amateur's instructions here are really all there is to it


Did you see a black command window open when you ran the rkill tool? Did explorer.exe cycle (all desktop icons disappear and return)? Did you receive a message from the infection that rkill was infected? Did you leave that message open and ignore it, then run rkill again and again?

Does a browser open, such as Firefox ? It doesn't necessarily matter right now if the internet connects, I just want to know if it opens.

Please take your time, and try to answer all the questions as best you can.

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Hi, I am using Teamviewer to remotely control my friend's computer and help him with tech problems, and I need to help him with a certain thing that will take a long time. He gets bored of me controlling the computer for so long, so I want him to be able to do something else on his computer while he waits. Can I control his computer in the background while he has a different window open so he can watch videos while I work on his computer?

And if not, is it possible to make a 'plugin' for teamviewer to do this?

I really need this feature, so thank you so much to anyone that can help me with this.

A:Solved: Teamviewer MultiTasking (Local User and Remote User Using At The Same Time)

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I've been invaded!!! The mouse cursor is quite irratic. When performing a single click on a form, it is sometimes interpreted as a double click. When dragging a form the form doesn't respond or it will respond to the drag sporadically. When attempting to highlight text, image, etc., the highlight doesn't happen or only a partial highlight will occur. It is very annoying which is what I'm sure is the mission of the designer of this bug, virus, trojan, whatever. Also, at the same time this invader changed the format of the system date/time form standard time to military and month/day/year to year/month/day. I've ran the AVG anti-virus program and AVG root toolkit - they've both came up without finding any foreigners. I've ran Spybot and it to came up empty-handed. The operating system on this computer is XP sp3.


A:Abnormal Mouse Cursor Behavior, Date/Time reformatted

System manufacturer and model?

FWIW: System problems such as have (so far) described...may occur for various reasons...malware may be among them, but let's try a few things.

First...I'd like you to run the chkdsk /r command. Start/Run...type chkdsk /r and hit Enter. Type Y in response to onscreen query and hit Enter. Reboot the system and let the command execute, the system will boot into XP when the command has completed.

Second...I'd like you to enter the BIOS and check the time/date reflected there and ensure that all settings are still as they should be.

Third...if your mouse still behaves erratically, try a different mouse.


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Thank you all for your time, I got bsod every time I tried to install a new AV and do a prescan. After a while I searched and many places in the net told that the Gygabite App Center sometimes create this, so I uninstalled it, andthe BSOD stopped when using AV, but my pc got very slow. I atm followed a thead here for malware removal, and detected 3 instances of Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Google.D with Eset Scan online, I am waiting for an answer for eliminating them in the other thread, but want to check if the hardware have something to do with the bsod. So any help there? Thanks for your help, this site is REALLY a godsend for me

A:Since 3 days ago i got bsod all the time i wanted to scan with a new antivirus

If you can, post any minidumps created by the BSOD's by going to C:\windows\minidump and select all the .dmp files. Right-click sending all the files to a compressed(zipped)folder. Upload this folder as a file here.

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I thought I would have up to next July to decide when to get Win 10 going after the update procedure but it only gives 2 days  - how can I postpone it for much longer?

A:Win 10 ready updated but how to increase 2 days of postponement time?

You can postpone it indefinitely I think by just ignoring the message and closing the window. If you want, you can uninstall the KB3035583 and simply upgrade via the Media Creation Tool whenever you are ready.

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First post, new to the fora, hope this doensn't exclude me from benefitting from your expertise though.
Quite literally I've been troublehooting for almost 100+ hours (I'm an insomniac) since last "patch tuesday".

Main/initial problem: After last updates my login for my only local Admin account on Win 10 64x Home has changed from PIN to password. I've been using that PIN for 18+ months and forgot my password so I am locked out of the account.

Current phase/question: After trying numerous options to to work around the main problem as a last resort I now want to copy my user account to a newly created account but encounter troubles as well, so this is where I need your help.

When a thread has a common title (like mine) or a large volume of text (as I will try to keep to a minimum though) there's always the risk people either will state the obvious or won't be bothered to read the whole thread. Nevertheless I will give a quick context and runthrough of what I've been trying as it may be needed for problemsolving.

I have a dual-boot system (UEFI) with 2 separate SSD's and OS-es. One OS (Win 8.1) is a highly tuned DAW environment and the concerned OS is Win 10 Home. These are both OEM although I do have the original Win 8.1 DVD. Thing is this set-up should be indicative for the technically adept (who I so need!) regarding SECURE BOOT/CSM enabled and the shared license between the two OS-es (build by & bought from a professional DAW-builder so please no se... Read more

A:How to copy Admin user account? (6 consecutive days of horror)

Once you have created a new Admin local account you can use it to change the password of your original account so you can then access it and it saves you having to copy everything across. Use option 3 of the tutorial below.

Password of User Account - Change in Windows 10

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From Google, the sound distortion appears to be worldwide and has been around for a long time - but Dell tech support appears they know nothing about it. I'm using Windows 7 SP-1. The distortion will stop if I reboot. Without rebooting, the distortion returns anywhere within a few hours to a few days and, as time goes on, the distortion gets much worse. If you have any ideas on how to fix this issue, I will provide as many other particulars about my computer and software as you need. If there is no known solution, I believe a class action suit may be warranted. Thank you in advance.

A:Sound Distortion in Dell Laptop - gets worse with time (days)

Responded to this post in the audio section

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Here's my HJT logfile. Thanks in advance for your expert help.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 18:51, on 10/6/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Broadcom\ASFIPMon\AsfIpMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Small Business\Business Contact Manager\BcmSqlStartupSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\NinjaVideo\NinjaVideo Helper\NinjaVideo Helper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBCFMonitorService.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
C:\Program Files\SigmaTel\C-Major Audio\WDM\StacSV.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
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A:I Love the Blue Screen of Death...computer shutting down all the time last 2 days


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hi all,
i had an user account being flagged for suspicion of identity theft based on abnormal behavior. this user account is a domain admin and is no longer accessed by anyone. it was used to setup the hyper-v hypervisors in my environment.
unfortunately, there seems to be alot of kerberos traffic under this account round the clock (1000 records every hourbased on the timeline). however, i did a check and there are no services running using this account. in the excel report, many legitimate
servers are listed as abnormal resources. some of the hypervisors are listed as normal resouces though. may i know how can i identify the cause of these activity?

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I have an Acer touch screen Aspire ZS600, Win 8 installed as original OS.

How do you print an email?
Ordered tickets on line and need to print the bar codes. On XP I right click and select print.

How do you move between web sites?

How do you save a "favorite" web site and then recall it?

Where is the "Tools" menu to set up the start page in IE?
I want IE to always start on a particular web site.

Answers are appreciated, sarcasm is a waste of your time.


A:Win 8 Questions New User

Perhaps you should download the free e-book.

Dell | Windows 8 for Dummies E-book

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Question #1- I have noticed a significant increase in the number of files located at C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download. Does Window ever clean out these files? If not, should I do so from time to time?

Question #2- I am the ONLY person who uses my computer. Thus, I am both administrator and user. That being the case, here are 3 of my computer's folders that form the basis for my second question...

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.WILLIAM-E869D16
C:\Documents and Settings\William

I *sorta* understand about the administrator folder (that's me) and the user folder for William (I'm William). But what's the reason for having a SECOND administrator folder (the one for Administrator.WILLIAM-E869D16)?

Thanks for any help you can give me. aloha... bellgamin

A:2 questions from a new user of XP

No idea on your first question.

I don't have the folder corresponding to your Administrator.WILLIAM-E869D16. Did you upgrade from a previous version of Windows, and maybe this is your previous Administrator?

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I finally installed XP on my very old laptop, and although it's working well for the most part, I have a couple of questions about some of the features and functions.

1) After installing all the software I use, I was left with only about 200MB of free disk space. This is not a problem in itself, since I shouldn't need that space for anything else, but when I tried to run the Disk Defragmenter, it said it needed at least 15% free space to properly complete. Does this just mean it will take a really long time with less space, or that it really won't work at all? Any way out of this dillema?

2) Some useful icons, such as the Volume Adjust, and the Safely Remove Hardware Icon, have dissappeared from the System Tray. I right clicked on it and went to "Customize Notifications," and clicked on "Always Show" for the ones I wanted, but they're still not showing up. Any suggestions?

A:New XP User Questions

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Transitioning from XP to Win 7 Pro and am slowly climbing the learning curve at advanced age. I have found the Tutorial and have fond many answers to my expanding questions. Here are a couple that I need help with:

1. Is there a way to configure 7 Window Explorer to look like XP - i.e., the folder/file tree where one can drag and drop files and folders and,

2. In OS (C I find 3 different Program Folders: Program Files, Program Files (x86) and Program Data. What is the difference - each appears to have programs that are functional?

A:New user questions

Have a look at Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements it may be what you want for Windows Explorer.

As for the Program folders with a 64-bit system you get Program Files (that's where 64-bit programs install to) and you get Program Files (x86) (that is where 32-bit programs install to) and Program Data is where all the program store their data.


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Some questions from a new IE9 user:

Is there any way to repeat your search query without constantly having to retype it into the address bar each time? In IE8 the last search query always remained in the separate search box making it easy to repeat the search, even in another tab. Searching from the address bar is driving me crazy, especially since I find myself retyping the same searches over and over again.

Is there any way to put Favorites back in the upper left corner where it belongs? Having it in the upper right corner is incredibly counterintuitive.

Is there an option to display a progress bar so you can see whether a site is loading slowly or not at all?

So far I'm regretting my decision to upgrade from IE8, but hopefully if I can solve the above issues I might start to appreciate it more.

A:Some questions from a new IE9 user:

If you don't find the improvements in speed of IE9 over IE8 too big or don't really care about them, I would suggest you revert back to IE8.
About your first question, I'm not completely sure, but it's probably a no; unless you do a search, then open results in new tabs while leaving the search results in the original tab.
As for the Favorites, if you're refering to the actual icon, no. The sidebar can, however, be pinned to the left.
It's also a very probable no for the progress bar; you can, of course, use a Network Meter gadget to check up on the internet speed at any time, assuming you use the gadget platform at all.

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Confused, I just posted my questions about 30 minutes ago.   I then went back to make an edit, and now my original post is completely gone ?? Just got P53 and have some questions. (1) is there a link to a user?s manual (preferably a pdf that I can download) ?   So far I can't find it. (2) Do I need to create my own restore image onto a flash drive ? (3) Is it really true that there isn?t a keyboard shortcut to enable / disable the touchpad?  If true, then I agree what a P50 user posted on this forum a couple years ago, which says:  ?It?s  mildly offensive to the intellect?.    The good news is that there is an option to turn off the touchad when a mouse is connected, and that?s really the main thing I?m after. (4) anything you think I should do immediately? 

A:P53 new user questions

I can answer some of your questions.  If you go to the support site you can find drivers and users guides see below.
If you want to have a back up your drive you will need to create your own recovery.

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