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My system will not let me on the internet or get to my folders. It is in a loop that keeps saying "Automatic Repair" - then it says an error has occurred - we will restart for you.... then the loop starts again! Do I need a new hard drive? This have never happened with my Toshiba Laptop or my DELL XPS!

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Preferred Solution: Okay!!!! My HP ENVY PHOENIX DESK TOP is in a AUTOMATIC REPA...

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

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

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


Greetings, I have seen this before. Did you implement any recovery strategy for getting back to your previous OS if you upgraded to Win 10? Have you backed up the important stuff because recovery does not always work? You may have to rebuild this PC using HP Recovery media or a reinstallation of Win 10. You need to create Win 10 boot media using a different PC. See Windows 10 Forum for detailed repair options and instructions. Option 5 applies when using Win 10 installation media. Refer to the beginning of the article for recovery options. Try the least destructive options first, startup repair or system recovery. Jay
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Good day to all,

This may or may not be possible, but let me try and explain. I was wondering if it were possible for a mirrored copy of a file to exist. Meaning every time I modified the file or file (s), its corresponding mirrored copy would change too.

I've been saving a lot of things to my Google Drive recently. I was wondering if it were possible for these files to have a mirrored copy saved to another location on my Hard Drive as well.

New files are being added to the Google Drive on a daily basis, so I doubt there would be a way to set this mirror to new files automatically. And this of course, is assuming that this is possible at all. Let me know if you would like me to elaborate or if this can or can't be done at your convenience.



A:Automatic mirror or copy of files for backup purposes

If you require

update foo.txt => mirror:foo.txt
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If you can tolerate a nightly sync of *modified files*, then you might look at

allway sync.
You map a local directory onto a remote directory and run the sync one-way to the remote.

Now on a schedule (or manual invocation) only the mods in the local migrate onto the remote.

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A:Brand New HP Envy Touchsmart 17 Quad can't connect to Internet

Hey Mark. I would connect to the Net by cable and allow it to get any OS updates and/or driver updates before I change any settings.While online,try to connect wirelessly to see if it finds any updates quicker.
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I seen similar comments re "since upgrading to Win/8" and (imo) think the drivers are not 'fully compatible' with the new system.
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A:Mouse/'dead spots' on desk

put a piece of paper under the mouse and see if it helps.
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A:Need Automatic Messages to pop up on public computers on a LAN

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> It was intended to set administrative alert pop-up messages to machine on a network
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A:How to update Phoenix AWARD BIOS v6.00PG

Unless you are having a problem that the BIOS update will solve, I recommend not flashing the BIOS. There is a risk. If something goes wrong with the flash whether it's your mistake or a power outage or something else, your motherboard could become useless. This is a risk especially if you are not sure how to read the instructions on how to do it.

Do you have a problem that you think updating the BIOS will fix?
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A:GeForce FX go 5600 driver automatic update to wrong driver?

With an old laptop like that, I'd suggest going to the manufacturers site and download their latest driver for that unit first. It may be dated but that's OK. You'll know that that driver is supposed to work, and you can continue on from there. Uninstall the old drivers from the add remove programs app. Then uninstall the GPU from device manager. Run a program like Guru3D - Driver Sweeper to clean up any orphaned files before installing the new drivers. If there is a better more nVidia specific program for cleaning the drivers hopefully one of the regulars here will post a link to it. That utility works on both nVidia and ATI drivers. If the downloaded drivers work you can let it go or start slowly upgrading to newer drivers till you find one you are happy with. There's not really any way to lock a driver. You might be looking at a dying GPU also so keep that in mind.

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A:Phoenix bios flash failure

Sony should have Bios Flashing instructions on their support website. Find them! Most of the time bios are flashed outside of Windows using a bootable floppy or CD/DVD disc
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A:Automatic underclocking

That got me thinking. I usually (over)clock a pc in the BIOS, but if I could find a tool that would underclock my pc, but reset it to default speeds and voltages when gaming, this would be pretty handy.Click to expand...

It does that automatically...the new phenom II processors automatically bring all four cores down to (if I remember) half speed. A single semi-demanding app will spark all cores to full though because of performance issues related to vista threads jumping around into power saving cores.
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A:Automatic Discovery of Shared Network Printers

in services; set SSDP to startup DISABLED

Q1: What OS are you using?

Q2: Are these printers attached to other systems OR do they attach to the network
using an IP address of their own? if the latter, then also set Bonjour Service to DISABLE
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This is a desktop PC? You posted this in the Mobile Computing. A laptop, PDA, Blackberry and cell phones are examples of mobile computing devices. Have someone replace the wireless card in the PC with a better card
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A:Automatic Reboot

What Version of VNC. Is it specifically UltraVNC if so uninstall then reinstall. I think the last ver for 98 was ver 102.

If it is not UltraVNC then uninstall what you have and install Ultra.

Also low disk space or large Temps can cause issues.

Get and run CCleaner

Get Dclean and stay clean.

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There is probably no easy way.

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I would take it back to the place you bought it and get your money back.

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A:Pen drive automatic eject

You are best to mount the pen drive directly into the computer (hopefully in a USB 2 connector).

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Technical info:

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Does anyone knows what wrong? or do we need to get that *.dmp file?


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A:System automatic restart

Please post your computer specs. My blind guess is that it is a new computer, Windows is doing all the updates. Some of these require a restart. If all else is working at this time, I would not worry.
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A:Desk top freeses

What is your computer? System specs, make and model number?
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A:automatic dial up

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A:Automatic reconnection to the internet?

Try a different router. You may have one of the many defective Belkin units. Also, it is possible that your DSL provider has a problem... It might be worth it to call them to see if there are problems reported in your neighborhood.
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Welcome to techspot...

Look in your mainboard manual for instructions on how to "clear cmos" or similar. Basically, it's a little jumper on the mainboard that erases the BIOS settings (which is where the password is stored).

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Photoshop requires more explanation than we have room for here.
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Microsoft IExpress will do that.
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According to your dump file memory corruption is your issue. Therefore our advice is for you to run the free and safe Memtest on your RAM.

See the link below and follow the instructions. There is a newer version than what is listed; use the newer. If you need to see what the Memtest screen looks like go to reply #21. The third screen is the Memtest screen.

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* Get back to us with the results.

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Hello Maurice.

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anyone here able to help ?

A:[SOLVED] HP envy 15-k172no static noise

Hello bonnerik, to TSF!

Rather than possibly voiding your HP Warranty, my recommendation is to contact HP Customer Support directly regarding this issue.
There should be a sticker on the machine with their telephone number.
Give them a call and post back with the results.
Good Luck with it.

Kind Regards,
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A:Microsoft imposes Windows 10 automatic updates, whether you like it or not

Here, let's not get too comfortable with MS incompetence. The problem is MUCH bigger than just the automatic updates:

UH OH: Windows 10 will share your Wi-Fi key with your friends' friends ? The Register

Windows 10’s new WiFi Sense shares your WiFi password with Facebook, Outlook, and Skype contacts | ExtremeTech


Windows 10?s new WiFi Sense shares your WiFi password with Facebook, Outlook, and Skype contacts

No wonder they are giving it away for free.
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A:Multiple pop-ups and program automatic downloading

==================== One Month Modified Files and Folders =======

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the file\folder will be moved.)

2015-03-19 11:36 - 2014-06-10 06:10 - 00000898 _____ () C:\Windows\Tasks\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA.job
2015-03-19 11:12 - 2013-06-27 06:45 - 00000830 _____ () C:\Windows\Tasks\Adobe Flash Player Updater.job
2015-03-19 04:25 - 2014-02-13 07:24 - 01690392 _____ () C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log
2015-03-19 00:08 - 2015-02-06 20:53 - 00004958 _____ () C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft Office 15 Sync Maintenance for REC2-staff Rec2
2015-03-18 16:36 - 2014-06-10 06:10 - 00000894 _____ () C:\Windows\Tasks\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore.job
2015-03-18 12:20 - 2014-05-09 16:19 - 00000000 ____D () C:\petportals
2015-03-16 17:12 - 2009-07-13 23:45 - 00027568 ____H () C:\Windows\system32\7B296FB0-376B-497e-B012-9C450E1B7327-5P-1.C7483456-A289-439d-8115-601632D005A0
2015-03-16 17:12 - 2009-07-13 23:45 - 00027568 ____H () C:\Windows\system32\7B296FB0-376B-497e-B012-9C450E1B7327-5P-0.C7483456-A289-439d-8115-601632D005A0
2015-03-16 08:26 - 2014-07-03 13:01 - 00001986 ____H () C:\Users\staff\Documents\Default.rdp
2015-03-11 08:00 - 2014-04-28 09:29 - 00000000 ___RD () C:\Users\staff\Virtual Machines
2015-03-11 08:00 - 2009-07-13 23:57 - 00001547 _____ () C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Media Player.lnk
2015-03-11 06:38 - 2014-06-10 06:11 - 00002187 _____ () C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Google Chrome.lnk
2015-03-11 04:12 - 2009-07-13 22:20 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Windows\rescache
2015-03-11 03:40 - 2009-07-14 00:13 - 00781790 _____ () C:\Windows\system32\PerfStringBackup.INI
2015-03-11 03:35 - 2009-07-14 00:08 - 00000006 ____H () C:\Windows\Tasks\SA.DAT
2015-03-11 03:35 - 2009-07-13 23:51 - 00044551 _____ () C:\Windows\setupact.log
2015-03-11 03:35 - 2009-07-13 23:45 - 00327192 _____ () C:\Windows\system32\FNTCACHE.DAT
2015-03-11 03:29 - 2009-07-13 22:20 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Dism
2015-03-11 03:29 - 2009-07-13 22:20 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Windows\system32\Dism
2015-03-10 09:38 - 2010-11-20 22:47 - 00852890 _____ () C:\Windows\PFRO.log
2015-03-09 08:03 - 2014-02-13 07:16 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Windows\NAPP_Dism_Log
2015-03-06 09:41 - 2009-07-13 22:20 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Windows\TAPI
2015-03-03 08:17 - 2010-11-20 22:27 - 00295552 ____N (Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\system32\MpSigStub.exe
2015-03-02 14:56 - 2009-07-13 22:20 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Windows\Speech
2015-03-02 14:39 - 2009-07-13 22:20 - 00000000 ___HD () C:\Windows\system32\GroupPolicy
2015-03-02 14:39 - 2009-07-13 22:20 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Windows\SysWOW64\GroupPolicy
2015-03-02 14:27 - 2009-07-13 21:34 - 00000505 _____ () C:\Windows\win.ini
2015-02-26 04:16 - 2009-07-13 22:20 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Windows\tracing
2015-02-25 12:53 - 2014-05-13 15:33 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Users\staff\AppData\Roaming\HpUpdate
2015-02-25 09:09 - 2014-04-28 15:48 - 00000000 ____D () C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15
2015-02-20 04:06 - 2014-02-13 07:29 - 00776166 _____ () C:\Windows\SysWOW64\PerfStringBackup.INI

==================== Files in the root of some directories =======

2014-05-01 12:37 - 2014-05-01 12:37 - 0037192 __RSH () C:\Program Files (x86)\DLS8Uninstall.log
2015-03-02 14:27 - 2015-03-02 14:27 - 0000045 _____ () C:\Users\staff\AppData\Roaming\WB.CFG
2014-05-13 15:32 - 2014-05-13 15:32 - 0000057 _____ () C:\ProgramData\Ament.ini

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A:Questions on automatic backup and missing space on external HD's

First, backing up to an internal drive is a really bad idea. If your computer gets infected with malware, such as one of those that locks all your data until you pay a ransom, you will not be able to access your backup. Or a virus could destroy all your data, including your backup. A hardware malfunction, such as a PSU shorting out and frying everything inside, could also takeout all your data, including the backup drive.

Backups should be kept external and physically connected to your computer only when updating the backup. It isn't as convenient as automatic backups but it's much safer. One way to ensure data is backed up as quickly as possible is to use a good, paid cloud backup service (the free ones have been known to disappear with little or no warning and are rarely secure), such as Carbonite, CrashPlan, or Backblaze, in addition to your external backups. Those work in the background, periodically uploading new and changed data to the service's servers.

For data to be reasonably safe, it should be kept in three physically different places, such as on the computer, on an onsite backup, and on an offsite backup. No matter what medium you have your data on, it is subject to failure, including ones used for backup, hence the need for more than one backup. One of the cloud backup services mentioned earlier can be used as an offsite backup although I prefer to use them to supplement a physical offsite backup.

There are several ways to make backups. The most common are imaging, cloning, folder/file syncing, and just manually dragging or copy/pasting.

Manually copy/pasting or dragging is inefficient and is highly subject to human error. It should only be considered if one has so little data to backup, it could fit onto a small USB flash drives (btw, flash drives aren't all that reliable so extra ones should be kept in case one or more quietly fails). Obviously, this shouldn't be an option for you.

System files (specifically, OS and programs) can't be simply copied and pasted to another drive. The most common ways to back them up is imaging and cloning. Imaging is like taking a photo of your system drive or partitions. The image would be the equivalent of a photo negative. The image would be used to "print" the information in it to restore the original drive or partition or to transfer it to another drive or partition the same as a photo negative is used to make a print. Imaging is the best way to backup System files since images normally get compressed a bit and one can keep multiple images on a single backup drive. The downsides of imaging include not being able to directly access individual files and folders in the image (although some imaging programs allow one to mount an image to access them) and imaging is an inefficient method of backing up data due to the resulting larger size of the image and the amount of time it takes to make an image since each image has to include all the data being backed up in each image. Some imaging programs use incremental or differential imaging to reduce the size of images after the initial image and reduce the time required to make them. However, should any one of the set of images get lost or corrupted, the entire set will be lost or only partially recoverable. It's much safer to make full images.

To facilitate imaging System files, they should be kept on their own drive or partitions, segregated from data files.

Windows Backup and Macrium Reflect Free (here is a good tutorial on how to use Macrium Reflect) are examples of imaging programs. I recommend the latter.

Cloning can be used for backups but is intended for making a duplicate of a drive or partition. It is too inefficient to use for backing up data and should be used only to move the contents of a drive to another drive, such as when upgrading a drive to a newer one. Imaging can be used for that but one would require additional steps (and time) and an intermediary drive to temporarily store the image where... Read more
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A:External automatic update progammes??

I think you will find that the option to automatically start a program when you insert a USB drive has been removed from Windows for security reasons ( and rightly so in my opinion)
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1.0.10 How do I correct this problem

Main processor AMD Sempron Processor LE 1300
Memory Testing 2030592 OK
64 shared memory(Installed Memory 2097152K
Sata 0 WDC WD1600AAJS-75PSAO 05.06H05
Sata 1 PBDS DVD/RW DH 16W1S2D14
Sata 2 None
Sata 3 None
Diskette drive O seek failure
Strike F1 to reboot
F2 for setup utility
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A:Have to push F-1 to get to desk top screen

Main processor AMD Sempron Processor LE 1300
Installed Memory 2097152KClick to expand...

Do the following in that computer:

Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) to the desktop.

After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.

Information about your computer will appear.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.

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A:100% CPU b/c automatic update won't udate CSU for IE 8

Why are you running IE 8? With Windows 7, you should be running IE 11. Support for IE 8 ends in January so you won't be getting any patches.
And I suspect you will not be able to update directly from v 8 to v 11
This post from April shows there was a problem

You might be able to download IE 9 here
or here

Then IE 10

looks like filehippo also has 9.

Try updating your browser from 8 to 9 first.
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USB does appear in action center but clicking it does nothing.
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A:Automatic sleep mode ant auto play not working after upgrade

For sleep 
Make sure the Network Adapter isn't waking the computer. Go to Device Manager>expand network Adapter>Right click Properties on your interface card>Go to Power Management>Uncheck "allow this device to wake computer" and hit ok. it should let the monitor go to sleep.
On Autoplay control panel there is a Reset to Defaults did you try that.
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A:Please help stuck in automatic repair loop

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Here is a snip of my screen
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Greetings My first post is in hopes that it can halt a pending hr road trip to diagnose my father's laptop problem He's stuck on XP as the last operating system I'll ever need damnit and at I desktop desk: mess is help AARP a father's don't doubt him His laptop is a core duo style Dell of unknown description and I can only assume at this point that it's sp For the past couple weeks he's been dealing with the loss of his normal desktop which is a full screen high res shot of one WWII vintage aircraft or another as wall paper That desktop image is liberally populated with program icons and short cuts to various web sites and what AARP help desk: father's desktop is a mess not It's messy Wednesday he calls me and indicates that he lost his homepage image actually his wallpaper and it's been replaced by what you see in the attached image Apparently at that time he was unable to move any icons into the left side blue area with the repeating Flash logo and the small tiled graphics Last night he reports that the Flash logod are now gone as are the small AARP help desk: father's desktop is a mess tiled images but the white field is still bugging him He can place icons anywhere again Aparently he still has control of things browser email etc it's just that the icons are really messed up and his base image is gone On the phone I walked him through an attempt to set his desktop AARP help desk: father's desktop is a mess display to none hoping to clear some randomly created wallpaper image that somehow got saved No luck Given it's the Holidays and I've got nothing else cooking I'm going to visit I'm going to take with me an old version of KNOPPIX which is live bootable and it might give me some insight as to wheather or not it's an OS thing or video hardware related that's all I got I leave at am cst and will check back periodically in hopes that someone smarter than me can provide assistance Many thanks in advance DP

A:AARP help desk: father's desktop is a mess

G'day DPaulku, and Welcome to BC !
Any chance you can talk him through a system restore ??
I guess a backup would be out of the question...?.....
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Whenever i plugged in headphones before on computer,
there came up a box where it said '' choose as speaker,headphone,etc ''
but now it doesn't come up anymore. I even tried
pressing '' Activate automatic pop-up window when audio device has connected ''
But still nothing happens!? what is wrong!? i would love to use this feature again..
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Hello all !
A couple of days ago my speakers and headphones stopped working when I plug them into my laptop.
The speakers are desktop Logtech. I only hear a buzzing noise when I plug them in.
When I plug the headphones in, there is complete silence.
Perhaps I clicked on something I should not have ?
Toshiba laptop. Microsoft 7 64 bit
Any help would be appreciated.

A:Desk Top Speakers And Headphones Quit Working

Do you have any yellow check marks in device manager?
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Hi everyone,
I am starting with a new company that does not currently have a help desk ticketing/management system in place. I have been asked to do some research on some systems and help nail down a solution.   I have used various systems in my previous positions.   I am looking for suggestions and thoughts on ticketing systems.    Of course free (like spiceworks) has my attention, because it's free if hosted internally otherwise rather cheap to host in their environment/cloud.  

A:Suggestions for Help Desk ticketing software

Hi Dan,
We use Request Tracker by Best Practical.
I'm new to it, but everyone here says they like it more than Spiceworks.