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Q: Strange issue with CPU or Motherboard

Hello All I am having a bit of a strange issue that I have with CPU Motherboard or Strange issue never run into before Yesterday after getting home from the store I booted up my PC and started to play a game although I noticed that I was getting framerate stuttering It seemed to keep dropping a lot throughout my play So I started taking a look at some of my sensor utilities Strange issue with CPU or Motherboard When I opened Asus Probe II I noticed that it was telling me that one of my chassis fans weren t running Okay no problem it must have gone bad I than took at look at the frequency and noticed that my AMD FX- was only running at GHz per core I also checked CPUZ and had the same results So I booted to the bios just to take a look and noticed that it show my Chassis fan WAS running fine and that my frequency was at GHz per core as it should So I though that it must be a fluke Booted back into windows and again same issues So I shutdown and took the side off my case which is also where the Chassis fan it said was running is located Turned the computer back on and noticed the fan was running fine I logged into windows and noticed that seconds after windows logs in that one chassis fan turns off and the CPU underclocks to GHz multiplier All of the other fans in my case still running perfectly GPU running fine HDD s running fine Could it be possible that Asus probe II itself is underclocking my CPU If so what would be causing the fan to shut off My first thought was power-supply but I have no issues when stressing my hardware even in this state I am an IT consultant but have not run into this issue before Any help would be greatly appreciated PC Specs- ASUS m a r Motherboard AMD FX- CPU CoolerMaster HYPER N CPU Cooler Kingston HyperX Blu GB x Galaxy Geforce GTX Ti OC w PowerSupply Cougar Evolution Full Tower Case Samsung gb SSD Let me know if you need any other information nbsp

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A: Strange issue with CPU or Motherboard

CPU temperature too high?

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Motherboard Gigabyte GA H -D CPU Intel Dual Pentium G SSD Kingston SV S A G RAM Gskill Ripjaws X series GB x DDR PC F - CL D- GBXL PSU Thermaltake TR W This is a system I use in my office for various duties including checking HDs IP cams etc I hot swap sata drives regularly I built this machine just under a year ago and have had no issues with it I've run win Pro win amp Pro and Win pro No issues at all until recently One day when I booted the system nothing Black screen and a clicking noise I tried everything to get it to boot including removing the bios battery The only thing that works every time is pulling the RAM more on that below Some other things I tried are I pulled the system apart and put it on a test bench with PC speaker strange very or CPU Issue has workaround... motherboard? isolating it from the standoffs and CPU or motherboard? Issue has very strange workaround... the metal test bench platform by placing it on a phonebook I removed all components from the system except RAM and cpu booting from partedmagic flash drive Acronis DD and TI flash drive rather than ssd I installed a PCIe card instead of using the onboard Intel video changing settings in bios Reset the SSD using partition magic restored disk image Booted from various USB boot utilities I tried booting from one of other SSDs that I swap in and out of this machine all different OS's ordered and replaced both RAM sticks same brand and model that had worked for a year Along the way I discovered that pulling the slot RAM stick would allow the system to boot into windows Until I shut down the system and then rebooted restarting windows has been no problem If I reinsert the stick I removed which caused the system to successfully boot it would again boot That's right In order to get this machine running after a shutdown I alternatively remove or reinsert the RAM stick in slot It works every time Shut down will not boot remove RAM stick system boots into windows Shut down will not boot insert previously removed RAM stick system boots into windows Switching sticks slots makes no difference It seems to be the removal or inversely the reinsertion The symptoms on the failed boot vary at times Sometimes it just displays a black screen and makes a clicking noise hard to tell where it's coming from Other times it will power off power back on and click or beep once or get to a screen with a white constant cursor underscore It has to be the motherboard or the cpu If I had to guess I'd say the motherboard Has anyone ever heard of this type issue amp weird resolution remove and replace RAM stick If not I suppose I'll try a new motherboard first If that doesn't do it I'll try another cpu getting an RTA for whichever it turns out to be Thanks for any ideas

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So I have network connectivity problems. Onboard NIC. Win XP SP2

If I ping inside the LAN, no problems.

If I ping the outside WAN IP, I get intermittent dropped packets. Every minute or so, packets will drop...usually a dozen failed pings later I'm back and able to surf the net.

Keep in mind that my LAN connectivity is unfazed the whole time, rock solid.

This is on a corporate network, with 30 other pc's, and none of them have this issue.

I installed a known good PCI NIC card, but it was even worse: every 3rd packet was dropped ruthlessly.

Also, my sound goes out periodically, once a day maybe. A simple restart gets it going again.

Today, my USB devices are no longer recognized, though they all work fine elsewhere.

So......my ASUS m/b is failing on me, almost a year old...right? Or did I miss something?
 

A:Strange network issue...bad motherboard?

It could be an issue with the motherboard. But the first thing you might want to try is updating the chipset drivers for the machine.

Given that you are on a corporate network, you might have to pass this on to your tech support. Getting outside help could cause issues with your support group, so it is best left in their hands.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/strange-network-issue-bad-motherboard.757100/
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Hey guys, you guys are very skilled and I am hoping to avoid technical support. To the issue, shall we?

I just built a really great PC...only problem is the motherboard is acting extremely weird. I can't open the BIOS or do anything much really when the EPS+12V connector is in. It basically turns on and off every 5-10 seconds and my speaker doesn't make a single sound. I tried booting the computer without this plugged in and the system stays on but still doesn't display BIOS. I''m confused and frustrated. Please help!

specs:
Cooler Master case
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2
intel i7 2.66 cpu
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This is my first build so hopefully everything comes out well!!!
 

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My CPU appears to work when plugged in to an older board I have lying around, and my board appears to work only when my CPU is not installed on it. The CPU fan will do about 1 full revolution, then stop. The machine is getting power; all my board's LEDs are lit. My PSU is 400W and the board is also quite new. I have tried stripping the board down, and none of my other components are causing the problem. Specs are as follows:

Intel Pentium 4 @ 3.2ghz (Prescott)
Aopen i865Gm-I (PhoenixBIOS)
 

A:Strange CPU/Motherboard Problem

is there any jumper on that motherboard?

is it set to support the FSB frequency of your cpu?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/strange-cpu-motherboard-problem.39107/
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old cpu works, new cpus dont

i spent 3 weeks trying to figure out why my motherboard wasnt working when i put in my new AMD 2352 barcelona

only to find out it booted up when i put in my old cpu

when i have the quad core in
there is no board power
nothing,
fans dont spin no light on the motherboard
what the hell is wrong with it??

i put my old cpu and it all works fine
(i havent tested the second amd 2352 i got, in case i **** it up or something
sack it, im gonna test it noW.)



anyone have any ideAS?!?

what could cause this??
 

A:Strange motherboard/cpu problem

right
NEITHER of my AMD opTERoNS work
except the old one does

ZERO power to motherboard, no light flashes on
i put in old cpu, it asks me for CMOS settings
WHat could cause this???
old bios???
not enough poweR?? surely nothing would work if there wasnt enough power but the gfx card fan spins on
or at least the light would be on
but nothing
is it possible i got two faulty chips?
the motherboard is a H8DAE-2 <<
 

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So this is the first time (for about the past week) that I've heard my mobo's fan making a pretty noticable noise. Upon inspection it seems like the fan is spinning, slowing down, speeding up, slowing down..etc... Not sure what to do (and whether or not to start panicing).

The system is a Gigabye GA-7VAX with the KT400 chipset. The fan is directly on the chipset so I definately don't want this baby to die. Any ideas?
 

A:Motherboard fan making strange noise

Replace it immediately with a quality-fan before your mobo fries.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/motherboard-fan-making-strange-noise.8836/
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A:Strange Problem with Asus motherboard

the mobo

have you checked how many devices it can handle? was this self built or bought prebuilt? im confused about that!
 

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A:Struggling to power on, strange LED flashing on motherboard

Whenever I've seen switching the power supply off and back on resolve the problem, it was the result of a failing/faulty PSU.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/struggling-to-power-on-strange-led-flashing-on-motherboard.1142243/
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A:Strange motherboard happenings, is it fried? anyone got any ideas?

disconnect all drives/cards except the hard drive and a known good drive to boot from. then try booting. if it fails to find even one drive in the bios or something then you should suspect the system board.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/strange-motherboard-happenings-is-it-fried-anyone-got-any-ideas.20126/
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MoBo ~ Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H on Windows 7
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I also have a USB Wireless Adapter which is plugged into one of the Hub Ports and works fine.
To tidy wiring up a bit, I removed the Wireless Adapter USB plug from the Hub and plugged directly into MoBo USB and Wireless Adaptor stops working.
Even if I plug the Wireless Adaptor into the MoBo USB port which the Hub was using still does not work.
Plug the Hub into the MoBo USB Port and and the Adapter into the Hub again and it works OK.
Can anyone explain why the Wireless Adaptor will not work when plugged directly into the MoBo but works OK in plugged into a Hub which is plugged into the MoBo?
Thanks.

A:Strange USB Port scenario with Gigabyte Motherboard

As a start I would go to the Device Manager and look at the Properties of each of the devices and see if there is a "Ports" Tab, then see if there are any options to change the port location.

If the wireless adapter has any program settings I would check all of those to see if there is anything that can be changed.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/141365-strange-usb-port-scenario-gigabyte-motherboard.html
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A:Strange card slot in motherboard and IR pins

Appears to be a "Cache on a Stick" slot: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cache_on_a_stick

Ir port on computers: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_infrared_port_for_laptop_computer
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/strange-card-slot-in-motherboard-and-ir-pins.900855/
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A:Very strange display issues...video card, motherboard, OS?

if you can get into safe mode easily and not regular, it would be a software issue
do you have any restore points that you can use and go back to a previous time when things worked well

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/very-strange-display-issues-video-card-motherboard-os-220066.html
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My PC Configuration






Quote:
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate x86
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Graphics Card : NVIDIA? GeForce 9400GT (512 MB)
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Screen Resolution : 1440x900
Hard Drives : Hitachi 1 TB HDD & Samsung 320 GB HDD


and its working great ....

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A:Strange RAM problem with Intel DG45SG extreme motherboard

Hi Nazbir and Welcome to SevenForums

I have two questions, 1. are you overclocking the CPU, if so bring it back to original spec. 2. are you overclocking the RAM, is it one stick of 2GB or 2 sticks of 1GB, do the part #'s match exactly. These things all make a difference when your trying to make it work. Hope this helps sort things out and if you need more help just ask.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/199755-strange-ram-problem-intel-dg45sg-extreme-motherboard.html
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A:Very strange issue in XP, please help!!

Hmm. Unfortunatly, I have vista now so I cant check it out for you. BUT If you would like to do remote assistance/Teamviewer then I would be happy to assist you in fixing the problem.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/very-strange-issue-in-xp-please-help.731092/
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A:Strange Issue with IE6 on XP

I don't know if this has anything to do with your problem because I seldom use Office, but have you looked at this in IE?

IE Properties, Programs Tab, HTML Editor

Does it say Microsoft Word? If not, Word should be in the drop down list so you can change it.

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A:A strange little issue....

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A:Strange NAT issue

You also have to add UDP 28960, UDP 3101-3105, and UDP 1500 ports for inbound and outbound to your xbox. Post back if you get it working or got any troubles.

Are you running DHCP on your router? if so, you will need to give your xbox a static IP, so that it doesn't affect your port forwarding every time you reset your router. This means that when you port forward you should forward the ports to your Xbox's IP
 

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A:Strange Issue

Hello and welcome. let's get a scan log and check for malware/First clear the Temp files.TFC by OTPlease download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop. alternate download linkSave any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser! Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator. Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion. Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.Back at the main Scanner screen:Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.Exit MBAM when done.Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.Troubleshoot Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

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A:Strange issue please help

So the ATI FireGL x2 is an AGP card with 256 MB?
 

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A:Strange issue

Hi
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A:Strange D/L issue with IE6

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Unfortunatly, there have been a lot of problems associated with ZoneAlarm recently. You might try the ZoneAlarm help forums.
 

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A:Very strange issue.

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A:Please help to fix this strange issue!

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A:Strange HDD issue

I've herd tale of SATA cables working themselves loose and causing what you described exactly...the cause of this is from the electrical current itself. However minimal the current, the current vibrates and given certain circumstances and conditions this vibration has led to fires. Those conditions are all based on the product quality, installation of product and the type of area that the wires are being installed.

Mind you this is info for a house...which I've personally seen the result of and me and my crew got the job of renovating half of a house. This came right from the Fire Marshall and Fire investigator.

Now all that being said the electrical current can cause the SATA connection to vibrate just enough to partially disrupt the signal so it's not being recognized. As we all know, some of those SATA cable connectors are not that snug fitting.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/214438-strange-hdd-issue.html
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So I play WOW at around 32 FPS. My Fps will often dip to as low as 3-6 Fps. To fix this I unplug my laptop and minimize the window for 30seconds and it goes back to 32Fps. It never fails. It wont work if its not unplugged or minimized for less than 30seconds. So basically I spend alot of my time in 25 man Ulduar doing this and I'm so sick of it. I'm guessing it's a setting in my Power Options that I have set incorrectly. It's not a heat issue as my laptop runs very cold at all times with the fans I use. Any help with pinpointing this issue would be much appreciated. Thanx in advance!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/strange-fps-issue.848659/
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Hello Forum,
I have a windows Vista laptop that had a virus and needs formatting.

However when I start the install procedure through DOS it overheats and shuts down. However I do not have this issue in windows.

Also I have two odd issues in windows, one it wont read disks in windows but it will in DOS.

Also when I press the caps lock key I loose the keyboard and touchpad. So i need to restart.

I have ensured the BIOS, Motherboard and Keyoard drivers are all up to date.

Regards
Richard Baker

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Hi Richard and Welcome to TSF,

If we back up a bit to the reinstallation part. What makes you think it got overheated during the process? Does it just shut down or are you given any faultcodes etc?

What you should do is:
Make a proper backup.
Start the installation > Choose Custom install.
Remove all partitions available.
Mark the "Unallocated space" > New partition > Create.
Mark it > Format > Continue with installation.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/strange-issue-595227.html
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Touchpad works fine but during gaming, responds either slowly or won't.

How can I tackle this issue?

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A:Strange cpu fan issue

Does it look like the wires could have been destroyed by one of the fans? If not, and there is no sign of animal life in the case (seriously, I've known of mice/rats to infest the cases). I'd suggest returning it to where you got it, if it's still under warranty.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/strange-cpu-fan-issue.849926/
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A:Strange RAM issue

Go at ur MB bios settings (chipshet setup) and enable the
Memory remapping option

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/30032-strange-ram-issue.html
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I purchased a used IBM thinkpad t20 with a cd/dvd rom drive which swaps with a floppy drive. When I boot up, the cd/dvd is not recognized. If I insert the floppy, it gets recognized and the unplug icon appears. If I use the unplug to remove the floppy, and insert the cd/dvd, it gets recognized, and works fine. Then when I shut down and reboot later, it is gone again, and I have to repeat the process. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Running Win2000 by the way.
 

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A:Really strange issue

I'm sorry, you can delete this. Figured out it was some changed settings in the hosts file. I'm a dummy.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/410803/really-strange-issue/
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I hope Some one with technical insights can help me with this. I have never encountered this before.
 

A:Strange hdd issue

VatosLocos said:





I hope Some one with technical insights can help me with this. I have never encountered this before.Click to expand...

I would perform a clean install,rather than a factory reset!!
Give that a shot and post back!
 

https://malwaretips.com/threads/strange-hdd-issue.55834/
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Windows 7
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hmm.. i reinstalled windows 7 and now no BSOD come yet. but i got another problem. i don't know what's going on, well follow my problem. when i shut down my computer and when display goes of, it's sid on monitor as a normal.. monitor goes to sleep. and that's cool but sumtimes more often ,, CPU itself, not switching off.. i ahve to press power button for few seconds to switch it off by force. and the second problem. after i 'm away from my pc and when it's an idle, and when i return and wanna enter to my pc.. when i click my mouse or even keyboard.. nothing changes, it still keeps sleeping (idling) and CPU works.. but can't enter into display ( it's still on idle mode) this thing wasn't happening for WINXP and after installing WINDOWS 7, im getting fed up of this bugs plz suggest

A:Strange Issue !

You may have to press the power button to wake the computer. Sometimes computers set their USB devices to power down during sleep mode which is why you can wake the computer with them.

There's most likely an option in your BIOS for Power Management > Wake by USB, Mouse, Keyboard, etc. If you turn on those settings then it might work.

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/78576-strange-issue.html
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Ad-ware finished just as I posted this. Here is the log for it should anyone find it useful.

Ad-Aware 2007 Build
Log File Created on: 2008-03-26 19:24:18
Using Definitions File: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\core.aawdef
Computer name: TROUBLE
Name of user performing scan: SYSTEM

System information
===========================
Number of processors: 2
Processor type: Intel® Core™2 CPU T7200 @ 2.00GHz
Memory Available: 67%
Total Physical Memory: 2137042944 Bytes
Available Physical Memory: 1413726208 Bytes
Total Page File Size: 4119588864 Bytes
Available On Page File: 3567734784 Bytes
Total Virtual Memory: 2147352576 Bytes
Available Virtual Memory: 1917374464 Bytes
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)

Ad-Aware 2007 Settings
===========================
Skipping files larger than 1048576 kB
Ignoring infections with lower TAI than: 3
Extended Ad-Aware 2007 Settings
===========================
Unloading known modules during scan
Ignoring spanned files when scanning cab archives
Reanalyzing results after scanning before displaying results
Trying to unload modules prior to removal
Let Windows remove files currently in use at next reboot
Removing quarantined objects after restore
Deactivating Ad-Watch during scans
Writeprotecting system files after repairs
Include info about ignored objects in log file
Including basic settings in log file
Including advanced settings in log file
Including user and computer name in log file
Create and save WebUpdate log file

Databaseinfo
===========================
Version number: 64
Build Number: 0
Build Date and Time: 2008/03/25 06:52:38

Scan Statistics
===========================
Method: Full
Scan tracking cookies.............................: On
Scan ADS filestreams..............................: Off

Item Scanned: 398252
Infections Detected: 242
Infections Ignored: 0

Scan detailed statistics
===========================
Type Critical Total
Process Scan....: 0 0
Registry Scan...: 0 0
Registry PE Scan: 0 0
Hosts File Scan.: 0 0
File Scan.......: 0 0
Folder Scan.....: 0 0
LSP Scan........: 0 0
ADS Scan........: 0 0
Cookie Scan.....: 242 242
File Hash Scan..: 0 0

Infections Found
===========================
Family Id: 725 Name: Tracking Cookie Category: DataMiner TAI:3
Item Id: 600000598 Value: Browser: Internet Explorer Cookie: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.Trouble\Cookies\index.dat uicentral.incgamers.com skin /new/
Item Id: 600000598 Value: Browser: Internet Explorer Cookie: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.Trouble\Cookies\index.dat uicentral.incgamers.com __utma /
Item Id: 600000598 Value: Browser: Internet Explorer Cookie: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.Trouble\Cookies\index.dat uicentral.incgamers.com __utmb /
Item Id: 600000598 Value: Browser: Internet Explorer Cookie: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.Trouble\Cookies\index.dat uicentral.incgamers.com __utmz /
Item Id: 600000460 Value: Browser: Firefox Cookie: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.Trouble\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles/gq858uy4.default\cookies.txt ad.yieldmanager.com __utma /
Item Id: 600000460 Value: Browser: Firefox Cookie: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.Trouble\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles/gq858uy4.default\cookies.txt ad.yieldmanager.com bh /
Item Id: 600000460 Value: Browser: Firefox Cookie: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.Trouble\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles/gq858uy4.default\cookies.txt ad.yieldmanager.com ih /
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I have an XP problem which has started recently - whenever I click on a folder/file, XP opens the rename dialog around the name (file/folder name turns blue, cursor appears & most annoyingly prevents scrolling). It makes navigating the file structure infuriating. Has anyone seen anything similar before? Know how to fix it? Nothing springs to mind which could have triggered this, it just started going wrong

(Its an ASUS eeePC - 1005HA with 2GB ram, everything else stock standard)

Thank you very muchly in advance for any input at all...
 

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I have M$oft Security Essentials (is that a good AV?) and it hasn't shown anything up. Is it worth using an online scanner (Panda/Trend)?

Unfortunately I don't have any backup / restore for this machine.

Is the renaming file/folder dialog appearing a common result of virus infection?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/strange-xp-issue.983638/
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Go here. download and install the latest bios it has support for W7
Select software and drivers Compaq Presario CQ60-418DX Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

You could also install the nividia nforce chipset driver there if its a later version than you already have.

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A:Strange issue

What protection apps are you currently running ? ?

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/209512-strange-issue.html
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modem Specs--
http://www.atrieindia.com/products/xDSL/PDF/DB108Ethernet_ADSL_Modem_UM.pdf

I have a netgear 8port switch and a frontech 8 port switch

the problem is whenever i try to use the modem directly without a switch it begins a chain of reboots and this continues..it happens in both vista and xp and in both the lan slots in my motherboard.even if i plug it via netgear router same thing happens , but this does not happen using a frontech switch

help
 

A:Strange Issue--Help!!!

Your "modem" is a modem/router, FWIW.

If you connect through the switch, the network works? If so, and it doesn't connected directly to the modem, my guess would be a power/grounding issue between the devices.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/strange-issue-help.713207/
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What's going on over here Windows???

A:Strange Win 7 Issue

As far as i am aware this is a Windows 7 permission issue.

I would suggest you try this solution and see if it works for you.

Let me know how you go with that.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/147708-strange-win-7-issue.html
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I have checked all settings, proxy settings, cleared cache, history etc... reset IE settings, re-installed IE still to no avail

The strange thing tho, when I set the homepage to say google or anyother website in fact, the page loads fine, but when browsing from that page it doesn't load anything else.

Could anybody help?

Cheers

A:Strange IE Issue

In the advanced internet options try unchecking enable third party browser extenstion

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A:Strange issue with PC

It would be good if you could arrange for a different PSU to test. It seems like the power supply may be at fault.
 

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im posting this wit a bit of pain... couple of days back, i've posted about adobe audition's icons problem (link: Planning 4 a new GFX Card.... ) but eventually i planned to buy a new GFX card as the graphics card might b the issue of this problem and also as per this forum too.. so i bought a new card.. reformatted windows 7, updated ati drivers and installed adobe audition, problem is still there in adobe audition's icons... plz see the attachments... one thing im sure that my old GFX card and new GFX card have this problem, im wonderin about wat wud b the real problem... plz plz help me...

A:strange issue

Hi there, I'm quite familiar with working in Audition. I find the interface more comfortable for my needs than the newer Soundbooth.

For just installing a new graphics card, you didn't have to reformat & reinstall 7, but a fresh clean start is great. I have a few questions for specifics...

1. How did you reinstall Windows 7? Did you restore from an image or do a clean install from your disc?

2. How did you install Adobe Audtion? Was it part of a CS collection? Do you have an .iso file you loaded, the retail disc, or a disc you made?

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A:Strange Issue

<<...System Mechanic>>I just cannot imagine feeling the need to install this program...on Windows 7. My first guess would be that it contributes to whatever problems you have experineced.Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons: Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.
Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.
Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.
Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.
The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results". Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.Ed Bott's Webog: Why I don't use registry cleaners Do I need a Registry Cleaner?I would remove System Mechanic from the system...run chkdsk /r...run the sfc /scannow command or do a repair install...and then see how the system functions.Louis

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The background information Recently I was having a few issues deleting a file off my D drive this is Very strange issue not my OS partition I ended up modifying a few of the drive's administrative security properties I gave myself the only user on this PC 'Full Control' permissions of this drive I restarted the machine and when I came back the partition appeared to be gone I attempted to locate it in the command prompt with no success I finally used Disk Management to confirm that the partition was still there just not accessible The file format system NTFS was just missing completely Anyway after about a week of trying almost everything I could to repartition the drive I used everything from disk healing to disk recovery software the partition magically reappeared That drive is up and running fine now and that's not really why I'm posting this The Very strange issue issue Very strange issue I am not able to set a background or change any personalization features at all for that matter I can select a built in theme but the background images still don't appear What's more concerning Very strange issue to me is I can't use Explorer or My Computer to navigate into C Users or beyond Now obviously folders exist in C Users username desktop because I'm able to add and modify files and folders on my desktop Does anyone have any advice for this situation I have not found any success in my research for the solution Such as changing Ease of Access features to make sure Remove background images where available is not checked Thank you for your time Brad

A:Very strange issue

Try a System Restore to before you made the security change?

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A:IE Strange Issue

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

You didn`t say which website it was that you couldn`t get to.

I have to say that your HJT log is a bit of a mess, and contains quite a lot of rubbish and spyware etc.

Go HERE and follow the instructions carefully. Print them out if you can.

Once you have done that go HERE for instructions on how to post your Hijackthis log.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/ie-strange-issue.24768/
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I've even logged out & back into facebook and the issue still occurs...

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This is why I never let any browser rememeber my router credentials, if it so happens that I need to make changes to port forwarding in NAT

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A:very strange issue

Register the file by using Regsvr32.exe. For example, type the following command in Start - Run:

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A:Strange issue

Have unplugged everything and plugged it back in? (Cables mostly)
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/strange-issue.480166/
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A:Please help me this issue is so strange

Your audio card/chip should support this type of interface. An example of such is the Realtek Control Panel.

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No, but if its any consolation I have streaming problems with F.F. too. I just change over to Maxthon if I want to watch/listen to something. NO problems with it. (I use F.F. as a "backup" type browser and not really a fan so use it sparingly)

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A:Strange issue with restarting

Your power supply is way underpowered for everything you are running... I would upgrade it to at least 650 watts.

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A:Strange freezing issue

Does this happen in Safe Mode?

Does it happen if;

You can check for things that start in addition to Windows.

Click start, run, type msconfig and press enter.

Look under Startup - uncheck EVERTHING!

Look under Services, check the box to hide MS Services, and again, uncheck EVERYTHING left.

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A:Strange issue with sleep.

Hi,

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Which OS you are using?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/strange-keyboard-issue.1071346/
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A:Strange power issue

This is a guess, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say that it may be the video drivers.

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A:Strange bootup issue

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A:Strange Netwok Issue

Actually, if you've tried a different adapter, I'd be inclined to believe it's not the MB. Let's do some testing. Connect the cable to the router, and do the following.

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/strange-netwok-issue.630674/
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A:Strange Internet issue

Download iSSIDer and run on scan for wireless in your area. You might be getting slammed buy others wireless signals in area.
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A:Strange Issue with particular game

System requirementsMinimum:Processor - 2.2GHz Pentium 4 / AMD 2400+ or fasterRAM - 1GB of RAMVideo Card - GeForce 5 and ATI 9800 w/ 128 MB VRAMWindows XP, Win2k or Windows VistaNetwork Connection Required http://www.heroesofnewerth.com/specs_pop.htmlI do not see Windows 7 listed

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A:Very Strange Keyboard Issue

Hello and welcome to the forums,

That is a very tricky one, you are right!

Reading through your post, it looks like you have tried everything! What are the 1st person games it is happening in?
Paul.

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A:very strange sound issue...

one channel in your audio settings is turned down? a speaker is out? could be a lot of things...try testing each speaker and going through the speaker setup tool (if you still have it installed) and snooping through the surround levels
-mphair
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/very-strange-sound-issue.427081/
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A:Strange Boot Issue

That "power" symbol I said was flashing on once in a while was the "Internet Status" icon on the lock down/logon screen. That's all that appears. Is there any way to get to some sort of maintenance mode to repair this installation?

Thanks everyone.

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A:Strange Volume OSD issue.

sounds like your volume control is linked to a hot key which you are hitting. Since this is a custom pc check out the sound control software installed. Odds are it was updated when you did the mainboard driver updates with a mainboard supplied overlay.
 

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A:Strange sleep issue

Welcome
Possibly this fine tutorial will help for both Vista and Seven
Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems
Also
Try with a clean boot and see if that helps. If it does we can use the Clean boot procedure to solve
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

Make sure that you have the most current BIOS version

Make sure graphic drivers are up to date.

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IP Address: 192.168.1.116
Gateway: 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server: 192.168.1.1
DNS Server: 192.168.1.1
 
I can ping the server and any other device on the network but there is no Internet access on the system unless I disable the network adapter and re-enable it.
 
Intel 82566 onboard NIC
 
- uninstalled device & deleted drivers & rebooted
- re-installed drivers (same issue)
- changed DNS to Google servers (8.8.8.8 & 8.8.4.4) & rebooted (same issue) - set to auto again after
- assigned a static ip of 192.168.1.201 & rebooted (same issue) - set to auto again after
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- disabled all startup items via msconfig & rebooted (same issue) - enabled all used startup items after
 
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Strange network issue

Did some more research and saw a few references to the Apple Bonjour service, tried disabling the service and rebooted, the network came right up.
 
Somehow the "new" installation of Windows 7 on the refurbished Optiplex 755 had iTunes and Quicktime (and NetZero) preinstalled.  
 
Uninstalled all Apple software (Bonjour Service, Software Update, iTunes, QuickTime).  
 
Double checked the services and the Bonjour service was removed.
 
Installed the current version of QuickTime & rebooted, network still comes right up.
 
The end.

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A:Strange display issue

Nobody? This issue vexes me.
 

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ok so here is the thing i have a dell laptop that was installed a little while ago if i try to connect to my wireless network at work it is ok it works i introduced the laptop into a domain now if i want to connect to my wireless network it doesn t work any more if i logout and login locally i can see wireless networks one that is my company and one of someone else in the building if i login on the domain only the second wireless network appears now does any one have any ideeas why i can see my wireless network only if i an logged in locally on the laptop why doesn t it appear any more while i log on on the domain if i login locally i can see the network connect to it the dhcp gives me an ip address andi can connect to the internet so everything works just fine then thanks in anticipation nbsp

A:wireless strange issue

no ideeas at all????
 

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A:[BUG] Very Strange Issue with the Pagefile

Hello WoAyumi. Welcome to Eight Forums.

Just asking, I don't see hiberfil.sys listed there. Did you untick the system files listing from folder options.
Did you delete the hiberfil.sys > Win + X >Command Prompt > Admin > powercfg.exe -h off
(hibernation file mimics size of physical memory available) empty your recycle bin and reboot

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Headset is Gamecom 780.
 

A:Strange driver issue

Check for an updated driver.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/strange-driver-issue.1048024/
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A:A Strange Display Issue

I forgot to add that I do not have an extra monitor on hand, so I cannot simply plug my laptop into another monitor. Should I just go to System Restore and reboot?

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A:very strange startup issue

just a note that I solved the posting and email issue by restting the MTU.
I also have a hijackthis log from a 'good' start and a 'bad' start if this helps at all.

Cheers,
Schneep

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A:Strange boot issue.

"blew out of windows"?? never heard that one before, and I'm not even sure what you mean...lol

If you're running WindowsXP, press and hold F8 while booting and select "last known good configuration"

-or-

Press F8 while booting and choose "safe mode", then run system restore (to a date prior to the initial problem)

If neither of those options work, boot from yourXP CD/DVD and choose a repair install to fix any corrupted system files.
 

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A:strange issue in firefox

Maybe check to see if your preferred skin in set as default from your UserCP.

Logout and clear your cookies/temps.

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