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How to stop programs from closing on their own?

Q: How to stop programs from closing on their own?

Everytime I open a certain program on my computer, I get this message:
"Studio program file has stopped working
A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.
And then the program closes abruptly. Any ideas on how i can stop this?

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A: How to stop programs from closing on their own?

There is a problem with the install of the program.Some files may be corrupt. Uninstall the program using Revo Uninstaller Do the advanced method and remove any leftover files from the Registry. restart the computer. then reinstall the software program. Look to the web site of the software manufacturer for an updated version.
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What Router brand and model are you using?
Are you connected wired or wireless?
Are you connected 100mbps or 1.0 Gbps.
Have you upgraded the firmware on the router lately?
Also have you upgraded the drivers on the PCs network cards?
Have you ever power cycled the power on the router or modem?
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Have you tried a different port on the router?

Packet loss in a router means the router started degrading on the ports side.
Device could be overheating or just have duff ports (bad)
In your case you can also.

1. Backup config settings in the Router
2. Do a Factory Reset will wipe all prior settings out
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make sure all vents and fan intakes are not blocked, download and run HWMonitor and run a game and tell use all the min and max temps
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A:Nvidia 8500G stop working

am i need to change new display card?Click to expand...

Yes, it does sound like the graphics card is failing. Do you happen to have another card to test in your PC or can you test your 8500GT in another PC to confirm it?
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A:Crash issue that just won't stop

Hi there,

Could you please attach the latest 3-4 mini dump files to your next post.

They can be found in

Start > My Computer > Local Disk C: > Windows > Minidump

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If there's a faulty connection, there's a faulty connection... There isn't a whole lot you can do... But try this:

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****STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x00000008, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x9D3AA47F)

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Long shot but try this:

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That Tyan is just a bad board. Well known in tech shops.
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Lots of excellent info there

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Check or replace the systems memory... We will continue from there
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HijackThis v1.99.1Click to expand...

Please un-install your old version of HJT then...

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A:Stop code 0x0000000A (Irql_Not_Less_or_Equal)

Back to basics!

Set motherboard bios to failsafe settings
No USB devices attached
Freshly "clean" formatted single hard drive
One CD/DVD installed
No sound card, On-board sound ok
No PCI devices at all, except possible simple test video card or on-board video
No HIS Radeon HD 3650 512MB PCIe w/Dual Link DVI

Now try the Windows install
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You probably have a hard drive failing
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A:BSOD Stop Error: 0x000000F4

Could you upload some MiniDumps it can help to solve the Problem.

Also how long did you run Memtest86 for?

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A:Troubleshoot Non-Stop BSOD

Instead of "hosting" them on your website, please zip a few up and attach them here (200kb limit)
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Try using the Omega Drivers.

Blaming the CCC.

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Hi reggie and welcome to TechSpot

The bad news
unfortunetly eMachines are well known for having defective power supplies and motherboards. chances are that they will both go eventually.

since your computer turns on and off sometimes, and isn't completely dead then the power supply is the likely cause (generally a dead mobo just plain doesn't all)

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eMachines use a standard ATX power supply and it's an easy part to replace (because you don't have to remove any other component besides the PSU itself). what's the wattage and 12v amperage rating on the bad PSU? (this info will help in finding a suitable replacement PSU)

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A:My multiplier is jumping on pogo-stick. How do I tell it to stop?

...additional data...

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exitClick to expand...

Let me know if it works
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I think you could have continued the original thread

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kimsland said:

AT&T Global Network Client Version 7.4.1 Beta Available

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More research done....

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BIOS: default setting

what happened befor:
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googled stop at 0x00000116, but getting almost links to quite
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If you would please, tell me your graphics card?
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Cannot see a fault with your configuration.
Have you attempted a full clean re-install?
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Removed one memory module to test the other, then reverse so that both modules are tested.
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I am getting daily sometimes or times daily random reboots on my system and it is getting really frustrating The DumpSave report how Any STOP ideas 0x1000007e ? to troubleshoot each time says something like Event Type Information Event Source Save Dump Event Category None Event ID Date Time User N A Computer LAIRDSWOOD Description The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck The bugcheck was x e xc xb a a a xbad f xbad Any ideas how to troubleshoot STOP 0x1000007e ? f A dump was saved in C WINDOWS Minidump Mini - dmp Click to expand I used DUMPCHK EXE to expand the minidump file produced but can t work out how to stop the problem I Any ideas how to troubleshoot STOP 0x1000007e ? have reproduced the output below The Any ideas how to troubleshoot STOP 0x1000007e ? things I have tried so far are Looked up the STOP code on MSKB and there are two entries both related to resuming from hibernation I do not use hibernation so that can t be the problem The output below suggests that the sound system may be involved in the problem as KMIXER DRMKAUD SPLITTER and DMUSIC are all part of the MS Kernel for the audio system I have uninstalled all my audio drivers and reinstalled from scratch - they are Audigy ZS Platinum Pro drivers I also have a Hauppauge TV tuner installed which has audio drivers Finally I have SoundTaxi which converts ausdio files but uses some driver technology to do its job Unlocker is part of a utility that allows files in use to be unlocked when required it is a user action so no automated unlocking of files I have uninstalled this and left it off my system for a while but it didn t make any difference so I have now reinstalled it as i find it very useful I have uninstalled and reinstalled all my motherboard and graphics card drivers I have removed a second USB disc drive mentioned in another thread and that has removed the probelms with drive page errors appearing in my system logs I have run stress tests on my system which worked flawlessly for hours at a time I used nVidia s system stability test and while it was running I used different AV packages to play DVDs Video and multiple audio files surfed the internet scanned printed images etc I have run DOS based utilites to test memory and other onboard hardwear - no problems were shown up Note apart from the SaveDump entry and other entires during recovery from the STOP condition there are no other errors appearing my system logs All my hardware software seems to work normally and of the time I can do anything I want with the system without problems Any help would be really appreciated TIA Carol Haynes DumpChk output follows ----- bit Kernel Mini Dump Analysis DUMP HEADER MajorVersion f MinorVersion a DirectoryTableBase b PfnDataBase PsLoadedModuleList c PsActiveProcessHead MachineImageType c NumberProcessors BugCheckCode e BugCheckParameter c BugCheckParameter b a a a BugCheckParameter bad f BugCheckParameter bad f PaeEnabled KdDebuggerDataBlock c e MiniDumpFields dff TRIAGE DUMP ServicePackBuild SizeOfDump ValidOffset fffc ContextOffset ExceptionOffset d MmOffset UnloadedDriversOffset a PrcbOffset ProcessOffset c ThreadOffset CallStackOffset SizeOfCallStack a DriverListOffset DriverCount b StringPoolOffset c StringPoolSize b BrokenDriverOffset TriageOptions TopOfStack bad f c DebuggerDataOffset f DebuggerDataSize DataBlocksOffset DataBlocksCount Windows XP Kernel Version Service Pack MP procs Free x compatible Kernel base x d PsLoadedModuleList x c Debug session time Fri Mar System Uptime days start end module name d e nt Checksum FB Timestamp Wed Feb E A Unloaded modules a d a kmixer sys Timestamp unavailable a d a kmixer sys Timestamp unavailable bac bac UnlockerDriv Timestamp unavailable a a a cc kmixer sys Timestamp unavailable a e a c kmixer sys Timestamp unavailable a c a UnlockerDriv Timestamp unavailable ad f ad a kmixer sys Timestamp unavailable b c b kmixer sys Timestamp unavailable b bf b ea kmixer sys Timestamp unavailable b ce b f kmixer sys Timestamp unav... Read more

A:Any ideas how to troubleshoot STOP 0x1000007e ?

Your mini dump analysis shows you have a bad component... but sometimes this is caused by an infestation. Just about any component can be the cause.
We usually check memory first, then replace all drivers. Since this is difficult and time consuming, keep a running list of everything you try and every component you test.
Where are you getting your drivers? Try another source... such as the manufacturer of the component.
Sometimes it is helpful to go back to an earlier driver from the same source, or try a different source. Some driver sources can be found with a Google search.
Sometimes it is necessary to download the drivers to a site where you can find them, then remove or disable the existing driver.
Install the new drives in SAFE MODE if it will do that.
Usually this is a driver problem or a defective video graphics, sound, or modem card, or a memory failure. But can sometimes be the electrical interference of a bad cpu fan or power supply. It can also be a defective hard drive at times. Thus, you can have a long period of detection... as you obviously already know.
The first thing I would do, if it will stay on, is run MemTest86 for four hours or 7 passes... on each module, one at a time.
Then change out the video graphic card, then the sound card, one at a time...

Do you get the problem when you remove the sound card altogether?
I am sure other people on this forum will have good suggestions.
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Hi Basically I am having this problem which 0x000000EA THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER STOP locks up the screen if something was going on the STOP 0x000000EA THREAD_STUCK_IN_DEVICE_DRIVER PC video you can still hear it screen greys out and thats it I have to restart PC using reset switch It only happens after computer is left on for a while hours It locks up at any random time even with PC just sitting there doing nothing urfing web or reading e-mail I mean not just running games Steps taken Tested pairs of RAM Upgraded PSU from to W Updated drivers fron nVidoa had a lot of lockups almost to daily to TweakForce much less problems in fact only had lockups today and no lockups for the past week Another interesting thing is that after swapping RAM for a fresh pair the problem seems to go away for a while but then comes back I don t meen new RAm I mean the one that has been out of the systm for a couple of days Any help is appreciated Some dumps attached System Temps Mobo - C CPU - C NB - C it is i Chipset which gets very hot at times x GTS - C Room Ambient - C System Coolermaster Cosmos Case Side is opened for better cooling Intel C Q Q Ghz Kingston HyperX KHX D K - DDR x Gb Mhz - - - - V Asus Striker II Formula BIOS x WD Gb Mb Cache HDD x non raid x raid stripe x XFX GTS G SLI m Core Memory LG DVD-RW H L or whatever it is ULTRA X W Power Supply ASUS USB Wireless Adaptor WL- G Few more USB devices as well Keyboard Mouse External HDD Cooling Gemini II CPU Radiator x Noctua NF-P fans RPM Fans on CPU heatsink x AMD CPU rpm FAN on NB x mm FAN to help maintain proper airflow around the case nbsp


Vladmax said:

Hi,Click to expand...

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A:Logging off won't stop!

"saying that the shutting down audio was still running and could not close"

It would help if you typed the exact message, not your version of it.
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A:Contents of Some Software Programs (Text/Graphics) Don't Fit in Window

Could it be that your display resolutions are wrong?

i doubt it has anything to do with your epson software, since it happens with others..

The normal resolution you should keep your monitors at is to the highest supported by both monitor and graphics card. DPI however, can be altered, found under the advanced properties (display properties>Settings>Advanced..) of your graphics card. Try altering that to the Normal setting and see if it makes a difference..

have you also tried getting the latest software updates available for your graphics card and others you have problem with?
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A:Which processor will run programs better on my pc.

I believe you will notice a difference.

But you may also need to look at your Ram (How much Ram is installed ?)

As for the game ratings, well MS says windows can run on 128Meg, but would you ?

These minimum requirements are usually below minimum in my view.

You may wish to download System Specs to find out what you have.
Although this does not show your Power Supply maximum rating ( marked inside the case )

Also before doing anything it is advised to download the computers manual, to find out what the maximum size CPU you can put into that computer