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I am having an issue with colors in my applications changing. Every time I log off and back on or reboot certain parts of application windows have changed colors.

For example, the background of the Firefox Bookmarks sidebar. Sometimes the background is light grayish and other times it has a more green hue to it.

It's not random either. I can make it happen time after time by logging out and back in or rebooting. I have done screen captures in both instances yet when I review the captures side by side the colors look the same.

So, I am trying to figure out what the issue is. I suspect that if the screen caps look the same that the issue has nothing to do with Windows themes etc...more likely a hardware issue.

BTW. My video card is an ATI Radeon 5700 HD (I have tried several driver version thinking it could simply be a driver issues).

Any input would be appreciated.

I have a user who's option under the edit menu "When Selecting, automatically select entire word" seems to turn on and off at random. I don't think this option is document or template specific from my testing.
The option does not always get unselected on log off or closing word. At this point, it seems to be at random. We've run spybot in the past as an attempt to fix this issue and it does not. I can't find anything on the MS site either. All ideas welcomed and appreciated!

Hi all,

Here is a question that I posted on the MS-TechNet, but I thought I should post it here too, to get wider audience.

Any help/suggestion that you can provide will be greatly useful.


Update 0 : Turning notifications off and on did not help. I still see these flickering notifications.

Update 1 : I see a bunch of these messages in the event log closely coinciding with the time these flickering pop-ups appeared. Level is Information.
0000003439: 2011-11-20 02:24:29:276 Exception : Process with an Id of 4288 is not running.
Exception Called by: ATI.ACE.MOM.Implementation.StateMachineToolkit.Transition::PerformActions processID:04192 threadIDMOM_STM_DelegateThread) domainNameMOM.exe ) assemblyNameMOM.Implementation, Version=2.0.3670.26967, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=90ba9c70f846762e)
This is one explanation about this error : CCC.exe bug still there
Original Post follows
Hi all,
I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on Dell Studio 1458. Since about 3 to 4 weeks I have been seeing flashing/flickering notification pop-ups (in the right bottom corner). A notification pop-up appears and disappears instantly within the flash of a second. I don't get to hover the mouse pointer over it to prevent it from disappearing. It happens at random times and I have not been able to link these flashes to any particular process/application.
I tried looking at the Event log, but could not find anything relevant. A very few times, the notification pop-up appears to be an error message, because I think I have seen something like a red polygon representing an error, although I cannot say it for sure (It flashes really fast). But otherwise they "seem to be" regular info messages. This doesn't happen to all notification pop-ups. There are some that appear normally, stay for a few seconds and then disappear. I can close them if need be or hover over them to make them stay when they are fading away. The flickering ones are apart from the regular ones that I have seen.
From what I remember this started happening after I did an update of my anti-virus (Avira Antivir) to version 2012. This relation is just my guess and again, I cannot say concretely. I searched on the internet and saw similar reports in a couple of places, but only one place provided something like a solution. It was to turn off all notifications and then turn them on. Based on that I set all notification are icons to "Hide icon and notification" including the time, volume and other system icons and then set them back to their previous values. I am not really confident that this will work and hence any other suggestions and a probable cause would really help. (See Update 0 above)
When I see these flash pop-ups I am generally running Firefox (latest available version) and some times VMWare player (version 4). Here is my system info. Aero is enabled. Let me know if any more information is needed :

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name SRIRANG-PC
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Studio 1458
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz, 1600 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A07, 5/12/2011
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Windows Directory C:Windows
System Directory C:Windowssystem32
Boot Device DeviceHarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name Srirang-PCAdmin
Time Zone India Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.93 GB
Available Physical Memory 973 MB
Total Virtual Memory 7.87 GB
Available Virtual Memory 2.66 GB
Page File Space 3.93 GB
Page File C:pagefile.sys

Windows updates are diligently applied and so are the updates of regularly used software applications.
Let me know if this is a well known problem and whether a solution/work-around exists for this.

Thank you
Srirang G Doddihal.

Hi,new comers here
I bought my laptop about a month ago.
It's a HP DV6 6029tx.
it had been originally installed the 32-bit win7
and i had reinstalled the 64-bit version afterwards

Here are the CPU-Z infos

i was programing on visual studio this afternoon and the bluescreen suddenly occurred and it showed something about the "pacer.sys" module with an C4 error.
then i had opened the Driver Verifier to check the problem.
i reboot the computer and after a short moment when i logged in windows it got crashed.
I opened up the new dump file in the windbg it showed the problem had something to do with "ntoskrnl.exe"
it seemed that my windbg had got some "symbol" errors as it kept telling me
"Your debugger is not using the correct symbols" and i couldn't see the complete details(actually it won't help if it showed,cause i don't know what it means).

So here is my minidump, i will be appreciated if anyone could analyze it and offer me a easy solution.

Thank you guys and sorry for my english..

actually i had reboot 4 times so i got four minidumps, i think they are likely the same but i still upload all of them, hope that'll help Attached Files minidumps.zip (85.7 KB, 68 views) Share Share this post on Digg Del.icio.us Technorati Twitter
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Join Date Oct 2009 Posts 6,558 Re: Random BOSD!!! ntoskrnl.exe related?? Have you turned off Drive Verifier? Boot into safe mode the use the Verifier /reset command in the command prompt window.

Your symbols need to the following line, and the local part (C:symbols) is where you might put a Symbols directory on your system if you do not already have one installed by the Debugger installation.


This is for my area, perhaps the address might be different for you.

I will try to check you dump, but I am not that good at it.

I was getting BSOD and freezeups/slow downs on my Vista machine and did the easiest (but most expensive fix) - I upgraded by doing a new build.

Windows 7 x64
Intel i5-750 Lynnfield on a Gigabyte P55A-UD4P mobo
8 GB (4x2GB) Corsair DDR3 1600
OCZ Vertex 120GB SSD for the system drive
2 - 1TB WD Green (1 EAD and 1 EAR - my bad on the EAR, as I had to do a 7-8 jumper to get it aligned)
Asus ATI EAH5780 1 GB videocard
Corsair 750W PSU

Software Loaded:
NIS 2010 (Norton - I know, most people think it's crap)
Various software: Quickbooks, Adobe PS CS4, Foxit, WinRAR, TeraCopy, VLC player, etc.

I ran Windows Update and updated all the drivers I could (curiously, the Gigabyte Motherboard DVD would not run under W7...) including chipset, Realtek, IDE, USB, etc. I DID NOT flash the BIOS - I figured it was the latest since it was so new).

I followed some "tweak" recommendations for the SSD and Windows 7:
Disabled defrag, superfetch and prefetch, drive indexing on the SSD (some of these W7 does auto)
Reduced the Page File size, moved some folders off the SSD (like "My Music", etc.)

I also tried to set up the drives as AHCI instead of IDE even though I won't do a RAID (I have a Windows Home Server for backup and storage); however, I didn't do it initially, and I made a regedit change and then changed the BIOS to the AHCI. I couldn't get that to ever boot so I changed back to IDE.

The BSODs started randomly, maybe after the AHCI but maybe before. Various problems:

I am running the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool now (it takes forever - actually I think IT HAS FROZEN too!) and I have the memtest86++ disk to test afterwards. If that is OK, I read to go into the System logs in Event Viewer and use chkdsk /f/v.

Is there something else to do? I'm not sure how to look at a minidump (that's what I feel like doing to my PC right now).

Thanks in advance for your help. I really don't want to do a re-install unless I know it's not a hardware issue!

I don't even remember when this problem started, it's been a while

My windows, drivers and everything are up to date.

What pisses me off the most is that this happens when I'm gaming for an extended period of time, I tried monitoring my hardware temperature using my G15 LCD and none of my hardware ever overheats and yet it still crashes. I dunno, maybe it's related and maybe it's not.

I tried analyzing using WhoCrashed and what I got really didn't help. I would copy pasta it here but for some reason that is not even working.

note: My pc is 101% virus/trojan/worm free as I scan it and maintain it every day with Avira premium.

Edit: My computer specs:

Asus P5Q mobo
4GB DDR2 1066MHZ ram
GTX 295 Gfx
Core 2 quad Q6600 @ 3.6GHZ stable
500GB Main HDD
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Join Date Feb 2009 Posts 2,337 Check out the event viewer also and post info about the crashes.
Start>>"event">>"View Event Logs">>Custom Views>>Admin Events.

Hello everyone.

I have Windows 7 RC1 (Build 7100) installed on my office computrer for testing against our current infratrcture so we have a good idea on how it will react when its finally released for sale.

Now its been running fine, except for a printer issue which im not to fussed about, for a week and a bit until mysteriously it dropped its connection from the Windows 2003 Enterprise 64bit R2 domain controller. When trying to login to the machine after the incident, it said "The trust relationship between this worksation and the primary domain failed". Yeah fair enough, I have seen this before on windows XP machines. I deleted the account on the domain controller, then added windows 7 to a random work group,restart, and attempted to add it back.... Which failed. The domain could not be contacted...

Now, i logged in to the local machine and tried to ping the server. Nothing.

I ping the ADMIN server which is sitting right next to the main domain controller running on the same switch. Success - Not a connectivity issue

I can surf the internet, and I am posting this problem from Windows 7 now...

Occasionally, when i try to ping the server, 1 reply will come through and then timeout on the rest but most of the time it will just timeout on them all.

I get my ip address from DHCP running on the domain controller and that is still working fine! I can release and renew the lease.

I have a dual boot setup on this computer with Windows 7 and Windows XP. When i boot into XP, i can ping the server fine and have logged into the domain.

Now things I have tried to rectify the problem:

Delete account from the domain controller and attempt to rejoin the domainDisabled firewalls on both end (Windows 7 and Windows 2003 Server)Changed the computer name on Windows 7Pulled my hair out!Signed up to this forum :P

Hopefully I have given someone enough information to help nut out the issue, but please if you need anymore information I will be happy to give it to you. I don't want to go back to XP, windows 7 is nice!!


And the problem has magically fixed itself with no intervention from me...

Just started pinging the server and I am back on the domain right now...


Hi everyone,
I'm running Windows 7 Pro x64 on a Dell XPS M1530, and I've been having issues with the system locking up intermittently. The lockups occur at random and seem to be independent of how many and what programs I am running. Lockups have occured both when the computer is idle and when it's running multiple different programs. The freezing usually lasts between 30 seconds and 3 minutes after which the computer returns to normal and things I attempted to do during the non-responsive period will usually happen all at once. IE usually stops responding completely, music from WMP will cut off, and most other programs will not be usable. The mouse usually stays responsive, but trying to interact with any other programs will usually cause them to stop responding as well. Ctrl+Alt+Del and the task manager are not responsive until the system unfreezes. Perhaps the strangest thing is that the HD activity light turns on solid through the whole thing even though I can't hear the hard drive actually making any noise.
This has been puzzling me for a long time. Thankfully, these forums have recently taught me the usefulness of the event viewer, and I found that "SAVOnAccess" (which I believe is Sophos Anti Virus On-Access Scanning) reported 11 errors simultaneously at about the same time the system froze. I viewed the error history for SAVOnAccess and found quite a few instances where something like this happened. The error descriptions look something like this:
File [...DeviceHarddiskVolume2Windowssystem32pcwum.dll]'s scan succeeded following a timeout/busy condition - it is being logged in case it contributed to that condition. Process taskmgr.exe, (start check timestamp [ 1ca63104de0b9e7]).or
File [...DeviceHarddiskVolume2WindowsAppPatchAcGenral.DLL]'s scan succeeded following a timeout/busy condition - it is being logged in case it contributed to that condition. Process ALUpdate.exe, (start check timestamp [ 1ca5f34c8e4232d]).These two errors were recorded almost simultaneously followed by the system freezing. I couldn't find any other reported errors besides the ones from SAVOnAccess within an hour of the freeze.
I'm running Sophos Anti-Virus v.7.6.13

Has anyone else experienced anything similar to these lockups? Of course the question is if the OnAccess scanning is actually causing the system freezes or if it is the other way around. I'm probably going to try disabling the OnAccess scanning to see if it stops the freezing.


Please check the screenshot below. I've been running windows 7 x64 for some months without any major changes or virus/malware problems. But for a week now, my taskbar completely disappears at random times. (happened 4 times)
It is completely random and it seems that the the programs somehow "fall off" the visible taskbar area. They are still running, and if I try to pin a new program, it works but it disappears right away.

Beore you say it must be the toolbars or virtuaWin, keep in mind that I've been using them and on past win7 installations since windows7 came out; and there weren't any problems.

When this happens, there is no way I can "refresh" the taskbar or otherwise make it realise that it isn't in fact empty.. Aero Flip and alt+tab show that I have windows running, as well as the process manager..
The only way to make this go away is if I log off or restart, which sucks when I have 100 tabs open in Chrome and other open windows/programs..


Help please

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit on an ASUS 501j laptop with an intel pentium dual core processor. I bought the laptop just over a week ago, and it had a clean install of Windows 7.

Every now and then (I haven't worked out a pattern yet), my background will disappear and be replaced with a generic white ASUS background. Under the personalize section of the control panel, it says it's running a new Unsaved Theme instead of my saved theme that I had it set to.

My laptop mouse has been randomly disabled twice.

Also, I despise the AutoHide function of the taskbar, so I always turn it off. But (again, seemingly randomly) the taskbar switches to AutoHide, with the button clicked.

The only time I noticed a distinct cause-effect for one of these problems was once when I was rebooting. The background was there, but the taskbar was gone. The only thing I did after logging in was to change the taskbar settings to unclick the AutoHide box. The background disappeared.

I'm running security software, and my last scan was clean, so I don't think it's a virus. Does anyone have any idea what's the problem here?


Hi, I went through all forums I could think of searching for an answer to this issue I'm having and found nothing remotely close to it, so now I'm creating a new thread.

Here's what happened:
I decided to use a 32" Plasma Vizio tv for my monitor. Connected it through HDMI to my Nvidia 460 GTX graphics card. Image was terrible, sound did not work for anything but video games (unless I ran the video game then turned on something else like music or a movie), the sound does not work causing whatever program being used to crash. So I said to myself, picture isn't great enough for the sound issue and I disconnected the tv and returned to my old monitor using a VGA cable with DVI converter for the graphics card.
Since this terrible decision I've had a recurring issue with my sound not initializing when trying to play music, movies, or games. Also, after the computer is on for some time, all audio crashes completely, and nothing can be done but a restart to get it working... kind of.

1) My system starts up and all system sounds work great! Then I try to play music on Windows Media Player... it loads a song continuously but never plays... so I turn it off and the window closes but the process remains open in Task Manager forcing me to end its process. To get sound to work again I have to go to youtube.com and play a video (which sometimes fails because of the same issue).

2) WMP aside, another issue is games not starting up because of sound failure. For instance, Counter-Strike Source will load, reach the splash screen of the main menu and will crash... the splash will remain visible with a loading sign on the bottom right corner. Alt-tabbing doesn't work, hitting the windows button doesn't work... have to end-process . And again I have to go to youtube and run a video to get my sound working again.

3) Third and most irritating and unique issue is with Netflix and Silverlight. When I try to stream a movie on netflix, silverlight loads all parameters until actually playing the movie, where it freezes because again the sound doesn't initialize. I've found an odd work-around to this issue however. That is to play a youtube video and then play a netflix stream movie, in which case it works fine and I can close youtube and continue watching the movie. This method also sometimes works with WMP and video games also.

4) The core issue is this. After some time, my audio completely goes away. NOTHING brings it back; no youtube work-around or launching a game. When this happens, even windows sounds are completely dead. Trying to raise or lower volume through volume control in the taskbar causes the volume control to freeze on screen, forcing me to end task the SndVol.exe process to get rid of it.

Basically I think the problem lies in my video cards audio drivers interfering with windows audio drivers. Now to remedy the situation I went to Device Manager and disabled all Nvidia High Definition Audio drivers... this didn't help. I also resorted to uninstalling my sound card and removing the card itself from my system, which also did nothing. I am completely at my wits end. Can't think of anything else to do, but post here and hope for a jedi's help... PLEASE HELP ME? PLEASE?

System Specs:
Nvidia nForce 680i SLI motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor at 2.4Ghz
4ghz of Corsair XMS 2 RAM DDR2 1088 mhz (i think)
Nvidia Geforce GTX460 SC 1024MB
750 Watt Power
Creative Labs X-FI Fatality Series Gaming Sound Card (removed this)
I now use the Logitech G35 USB Headset (good enough)
Running Windows 7 Ultimate

I've checked all my drivers and they are all up to date... I just can't figure out what is causing my problem. I will give you any info you think may help, perhaps a Hijack This log? Can it be some form of virus? Please help and THANK YOU VERY MUCH if you do!


ok so i have a big problem. i've been running 7 for some time now, all has been good with no problems what so ever, until last night. my mouse and keyboard stopped functioning, i thought maybe it would pass if i restarted. well that was a big no when i got to the login screen and couldn't type my password. my motherboard has only one working usb port and it's the front, well there's two in the front but one works. now in that i have a hub with my mouse, keyboard, and usually phone plugged in. i've never had any problems with this. i also have a ps2 keyboard plugged in for when i want to boot into ubuntu cause my boot loader screen doesn't like usb neither. now i know my usb works cause i hit f1 to continue and when i get into ubuntu it all works fine. when i login into windows using my ps2 keyboard my usb keyboard and mouse don't even light up. i've also tried system restore to no avail. it seems to say it restored then when i log back in it just says it failed so i don't know whats up with that. i'm not to sure how to fix any peripherals on a computer, via drivers and all that. it's over my head and i can't seem to get this working no matter what i do. the last thing i remember doing before this happened was trying to jailbreak my girlfriends ipod which i just decided to hold off on and never finished. and i know the ports still give out power cause my phone can charge still but i'm not sure why my phone can charge but my keyboard and mouse can't light up. someone pleaseeee help me! thanks in advance

Hi everybody. getting the strangest crash!! let me describe in detail.

First off all I switch on my pc, then wait for it to aquire network. Then (normally after computer has been on for an hour or so) usually during a internet game off some sort (dow2 and cod5 war are particular candidates but not the only ones).
The Internet suddenly disconnects (network indicator shows yellow exclamation mark).

Then when I reboot I get an error message saying something like windows cannot locate file c/windows/sytem32/user data. Cannot log user onto windows network.

At this point the desktop usually looks like windows 7 basic (ie, the task bar and start menu have turned grey and lost there nice rounded edges) I have no internet/network, and a lot off my programs have dishapeared from the "start" menu!!!

Then I have to reboot again (normally about 3 seems to do it!) until I get my "normal" desktop and network connection back. Then the pc is fine again for a couple off hours!

Fixes I have allready tried.

When I first installed win 7 the problem was really bad, but as I had had a virus attack I just assumed it was to do with that, So I re-installed win7 (full format/clean install) and that seemed to fix the problem + setting the computer to be the master browser.

Then after about 4 days off problem free use, it started again!!

Could it be a hackker? (I seem to get a lot off virus's despite never having used this computer for file shairing, allthough I used to on my old computer and my Ip is still the same)

Also I built another computer using 680i chipset intead of the 790i in my current rig and it runs perfectly!!!

Any help (no matter how vaugue) will be welcome as I have been reselling with this problem for some time!

Many thanks ramos.

Hello all,
A few days ago i bought myself a new cpu/MB/memory/HD and since i've installed them i'm having spontaneous restarts. i've done quite some research on the net but i can't seem to get this fixed. So any help would be appreciated.

First of all,i'm gonna start off with my pc specs

Intel i7 920 CPU
Gigabyte ga-ex58-ud3r rev 1.6
Corsair Triple channel 3x2gb ram
AXP Simple power ATX power supply 630 watt (he peeps a bit,could this be the problem?)
WD 1TB 7200rpm 32mb cache hard disk
nvidia geforce 285gtx video card
i use g5 mouse,g15 keyboard and wireless internet,i have the TL-WN321G device to connect with my routher downstairs.

I've always been using windows xp up to this point. when i got those new hardware i also got myself windows 7 64 bits and since then the problem started. It mostly occurs while i'm gaming,had it 1 time while just using msn and once while downloading.

The problem:

The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.

Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Date: 31/01/2010 23:19:29
Event ID: 41
Task Category: (63)
Level: Critical
Keywords: (2)
Computer: Shib-PC
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.
Event Xml:





I will also include an error and a warning that occure few seconds after the critical mentioned above:

Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-EventTracing/Admin
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-EventTracing
Date: 31/01/2010 23:19:31
Event ID: 3
Task Category: Session
Level: Error
Keywords: Session
Computer: Shib-PC
Session "Microsoft-Windows-Setup" stopped due to the following error: 0xC000000D
Event Xml:






Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-PnP
Date: 31/01/2010 23:19:34
Event ID: 219
Task Category: (212)
Level: Warning
Computer: Shib-PC
The driver DriverWUDFRd failed to load for the device RootSIDESHOW000.
Event Xml:





I've tried several stuff to solve this.
-installed latest realtek drivers
-installed latst gpu drivers
-set my memory voltage a bit higher in bios
-also have used my old HD where windows xp is installed on. updated windows xp with drivers etc(still reboot)
-removed one ram module and tried dual channel

Nothing has been succesfull atm. I've had times that i thought i found it because i've been gaming for several hours without the problem occuring,the next day it happened again.

also my pc is showing i have a floppy disk,while i don't maybe this has something to do with it

Any help,suggestions are welcome. I'm gonna need it
Thanks in advance,

Hello. I need help from someone who knows what I need to do....

My Compaq CQ60-615DX Notebook has just all of a sudden started running really slow for the past week. It all started last tuesday when I tried to log off and it had to install 22 updates. After the updates I uploaded some Zumba DVD's to my hard drive and then a DVD burning program. I thought the slowness was due to the Zumba and DVD burning software so I deleted the Zumba stuff from my hard drive and uninstalled and deleted the burning software. It was still running super slow. Then I did a full malware and virus scan and the malware found a couple things that it asked me to put in quarantine, so I did. After that it still wasn't working right so I did a system restore to before the time when it installed all 22 updates. It is working a little better but I can still tell something is not right.
Basically what is happening is it takes a long time to respond to commands. Like I will click to open a new page for web browsing and it takes a full minute to open it up (or longer). Basically whatever I click on it takes a long time to respond. This is not normal for my computer. And sometimes it will work fine for a couple minutes, then just start randomly being slow again. I thought maybe it was my internet connection but my husband is on his laptop not having any problems and he was sitting right beside me.
What else can I do besides a defrag cuz I am about to try that now? I have also emptied my trash can, deleted tons of stuff from my download folder, cleaned up my hard drive by deleting cookies and whatnat. I am not a computer savy person so anything explained in plain english instead of tech talk would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

Hey guys,

Ok, so.. My Windows 7 suddenly started acting very strange.

1. Sometimes the desktop doesnt refresh itself anymore. Example: When I copy a file from folder A to folder B, the file is in folder B but it still shows up in folder A but not B. only after a manual refresh it will be visible in folder B.

2. Some programs, when I start them, don't show up. They are running but I can't see them on my desktop, not even after a manual refresh. Example: Spybot S&D when started, shows up in my process list, but I can't see it on my desktop. This also affects VLC media player.

3. Sometimes Windows Media Player just gets stuck when I open a song (I have to close it trough task manager then). It then will be stuck and not visible if launched again untill I restart my PC.

4. If any of this happens, when I open up "My Computer" it doesnt load the details of my hard drives (how much space left etc) it just keeps loading, and when I open a hard drive it just doesn't load the files on it (I can't see them untill I restart my PC.)

5. When I shut down my PC, it keeps hanging on "Logging off" 90% of the time, 5% of the time it gets to "Shutting down" and windows will be closed, but the machine keeps running. The other 5% of the time it shut down normaly. So 95% of the time I have to hold the button to shut it down.

This problems all started happening all of a sudden, I didn't install any new software or anything, my drivers are up to date but I doubt it would be a driver problem as it started a while after I last updated my drivers.

I scanned for viruses etc and it came out clean.. I never had any reall problems with Windows 7 untill now, I also installed Windows 7 like 6 times over, after a format.

My hardware seems to be fine, the tests show no errors.. The only "problem" I sometimes have is when I start up my pc it says "Failed to overclock, press F1 to continue. I've have that problem since I got this new motherboard and processor and RAM tho, and it never caused problems.

It seems to be fine in safe mode tho. Not really sure tho 'cause it always randomly happens. Lately it happens alot tho.

I was thinking it would be a Microsoft Update that is in conflict with some software or something? But to be honest I really don't know.. I don't know how to find out either.

My hardware..

CPU: Intel i5 2500
Mobo: Asus P8P67 LE
RAM: 4GB DDR3 1333MHz CORSAIR Mainstream Enthusiast
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5770

I really, really hope, that someone can help me with this 'cause it's starting to get really annoying.

Thanks in advance guys.

I have an HP G70-250US Laptop running the Windows 7 RC.

Here's my problem:

I have my laptop set to sleep after a certain time and then hibernate after a certain time as well (anyone want to remind me how to change it?). After the laptop goes into hibernate and I attempt to resume windows the screen starts with the HP start-up screen and then goes blank. The wifi turns on and everything. And I can even log-in if I type my password (I hear the log-in sound and everything), I just can't see anything on the blank screen. I have to fix the problem by either shutting down the computer or putting it to sleep using function+F5 and wake it up again.

My other problem is that occasionally, while I'm using my laptop, the screen will go blank and then Wifi will shut off, and I cannot do anything. So I must shut it down and restart it up.

Help would be much appreciated, thanks.

I've been having problems with my laptop. One day it randomly turned itself off and once I turned it on I went to log on and it just hung at the welcome screen with the light blue spinner. Let me keep in mind safe mode works. I've tried a system restore but it would leave me on a black screen with a cursor. I had tried again a week ago and I finally got past the welcome spinner again and once I started using my laptop the explorer would freeze and it locked up on me. Now I'm back to square one with the being stuck at the spinner. I've tried the startup repair but nothing seems to happen. I've tried creating a new account to see if that is what kept it locked up at the log in but no help there. I've scanned for viruses and had them removed and everytime I scan again it keeps finding new ones. Can anyone help me here?
I'm desperate. So sick of safe mode. Thanks :/

I built my computer in 2001, and here are the specs fully
assembled, when problems started:

Epox EP-8KHA+ Motherboard (VIA KT266A chipset)
AMD Athlon 1800+ (1.53GHz)
2 Micron 256MB PC2100 DDR SDRAM
2 Maxtor 6L040J2 40GB 7200rpm ATA-133 drives
Enermax 350w PSU
Silicon Image ATA-133 PCI RAID adapter (Sil0680 chipset)
Creative Labs Audigy MP3+ PCI card w/ IEEE1394
Inno3D GeForce2 MX 400 4x AGP video card
3Com 10/100 PCI NIC
Toshiba SD-M1502 DVD drive
Brand name CD-RW drive (I forget the brand)
Agere Systems PCI soft modem
Full, legal version of WinXP Pro SP1

I haven't changed my computer's configuration since it
was built, and everything has been working fine

until the past few weeks. My computer started to randomly
reboot at any given time, no matter what

application I was using, even when I wasn't using the PC
and it was idle. It would immediately go to a

blue screen that would flash on the screen for a few
seconds before rebooting. Occasionally there was an

error at Windows startup as well that said the computer
recovered from a serious error and asked me to

report it to MS - I did, and every time it would tell me
a device driver caused the problem but wouldnt

tell me which. A few times, it said it was a graphics
device driver that caused it. Knowing this, I made

sure I had the most up-to-date graphics adapter drivers -
I did. I then tried older drivers, and the PC

was still rebooting. Suspecting a video hardware failure,
I removed my card and tried a different video

card - no help, the PC still rebooted and gave me errors.

I figured my Windows install was corrupt, so I
reformatted my PC and reinstalled WindowsXP - didn't

help. In fact, it even gave me a blue screen and rebooted
during Windows setup (after I had formatted

the drive).

I used the Microsoft-provided memory diagnostics check,
and the memory passed all tests without a hitch.

Next I decided to remove all components in my PC except
the essentials. I took out everyting except the

video card, CD drive, and one hard drive. I disabled the
RAID 0 and took out the RAID card so I was down

to one Maxtor 40GB hard drive hooked directly to the
motherboard IDE. I took out the sound card, network

card, and modem. I reformatted this drive and reinstalled
Windows on it, but the Pc still had the same

problems. I also cleaned the inside of the PC with a
compressed gas duster and made sure the fans were

all clean.

Now I was suspecting either a Power Supply failure or
motherboard/processor failure. My motherboard was

setup to sound an alarm or turn off the system if the CPU
was too hot or the fans weren't working.

However, this never happened. I opted to try the least
expensive fix for the situation. I replaced my

power supply with a brand new Antec 350w SmartPower.
Didn't help. However, during replacing the PSU and

cleaning out the inside of the PC, I noticed that the
transistors on the motherboard (I dont know what

they're called actually - perhaps capacitators? ...those
silver pencil-eraser-sized barrels wrapped in

sheathing), particularly the ones around the processor
had a rust-colored chemical buildup of some kind

on the top of them. I gently scraped as much of it off
them as I could.

I am at a loss for what to do next. Is it time to go
ahead and buy a new motherboard/processor, or are

there other things I didn't check that I should have.
PLEASE HELP ME!!!! Any help would be greatly



Joe Przedwiecki

I just upgraded my system board, CPU & memory. I formatted the hard drive and
installed WinXP.Sp2. I installed all the latest patches and fixes, etc. [Asus
board, P4 2.8, 1mg RAM] Dial-ip using 56k modem (Creative di5652). On board
LAN disabled in BIOS.

I got started installing my programs, starting with my firewall and
antivirus. After about a week of installing and running the computer in the
evening after work, one night I had just checked my email and Eudora hung up
normally. I saw a link I wanted to check out, so I opened my browser (Opera)
and it connected using the dialog box. But as soon as it connected, Opera
gave me a blank page with the basic message that the page could not be found
(or something similar). So I opened IE, Eudora Mail, and Firefox, too, and
they gave me the same message.

Here's the problem: Nothing fixes it except to reboot. I can't recreate
it, or make it happen. It seems to happen about once in a 24 hr period.
(I'm thinking that this happens, because I turn off the computer before work
in AM, back on PM, stays on all night. The turning off must reset whatever
is causing this. Maybe it would happen more often if computer was left on?)

Here's some things that I tried (I tested connection after each change). I
tried logging off and back on again. I completely EXITED my firewall program
(Sygate, which never gave me any troubles, just defaults), and turned on the
Windows Firewall. I exited my antivirus (AVG). I checked all the Network
and Internet settings. "Always connect using my default connection, Under
LAN, all buttons are NOT checked, Remote Access Auto Connection Manager,
Remote Access Connection Manager, & Telephony all set to Automatic, I ran a
WinsockFix for XP that my ISP sent, I created a new Internet Connection,
deleted the old one, deleted both and recreated a new one. I tried a
relatives' ISP on my machine, I have run every online Antivirus check I can
find. I have run Spybot and other spyware. I have run antivirus checks on
it. I ran Hyjack this and saw nothing out of the ordinary and when posted
noone else did either. My board does have an onboard LAN, but it is disabled
in the BIOS and does not show up in Windows Hardware. I didn't even have all
my programs installed. I tried the pinging thing, but I truly don't
understand it that well, because even when I'm connected to the internet when
I ping, I get timed out. So I must not be doing it right.

Finally, I gave up and re-formatted and re-installed a fresh WinXP.SP2.
(This is the 3rd time I did fresh install.) All seemed to be going well as I
was re-setting up the computer with programs, etc. (in evenings after work,
so slow process). On the third day after install, it does it to me again!!
I tried a bunch of the usual things, and finally just rebooted and problem is
gone (I'll have to wait at least 24 hours).

I have another computer that runs WinXP.SP2 with just about the same
software (just minor difference such as graphic programs), and it connects
just fine all the time, even when this computer is not connecting.

Could it possibly be the modem?? What about the disabled LAN on the board??
Could that still be causing a conflict or something??

This is a brand new system, I am tired of trying to figure this out!! It's
driving me crazy! I will gladly replace anything that needs it. I would
even take it to a technician, but I can't recreate the problem!! It is
random. Just seems to happen about once in 24 hours!!

Any ideas, Anybody!!!??? I would be really grateful for any assistance.


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