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Manage Add-ons window appears spontaneously

Q: Manage Add-ons window appears spontaneously

I've had a spot of bother with something that tried to hijack my Internet Explorer It installed an unwanted search page as my home page easily fixed but slightly more curiously it somehow managed to engineer it so that every time I opened a new tab it displayed my new tab window only briefly before flicking to this unwanted search page I think it was something line SearchQu com I finally managed to fix that problem by expunging every reference to the unwanted site window spontaneously appears Add-ons Manage from my system registry Manage Add-ons window appears spontaneously Now everything is back to normal other than one slightly annoying detail Every time I start Internet Explorer after a few seconds delay it spontaneously shows the quot Manage Add-ons quot window If I click close it goes away and everything is fine until the next time I start IE when manage add-ons appears again It's getting quite annoying Until today I Manage Add-ons window appears spontaneously was running IE version I just upgraded to vn to see if the problem would go away but it didn't I still get quot Manage Add-ons quot appearing when I start IE Any bright ideas why this is happening and how I can prevent it

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A: Manage Add-ons window appears spontaneously

Hello and welcome to TSF

I would recommend that you go here; read and follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information; as instructed, to here. (Just click on the coloured links.)

Once done, please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.
Good luck

Please also remember DO NOT post your logs in this thread, please start a new thread here. (Just click on the coloured link.) and post the logs.
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If it is within your budget, buy an external hard drive enclosure which operates with a USB or Firewire cable (depending on what you can use). They are available at many online stores such as Directron, NewEgg, Frys, and on eBay...
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A:Background shadows from previous open window

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Did you install the chipset drivers?

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A:Annoying keyboard problem, when I press L, J appears

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wostone said:

I installed a hard drive into my pc to access stored movies. The drive appears in explorer but when trying to open drive I get the message please insert disk media into storage device. Any tricks on how to get to the files.
ThanksClick to expand...

You might have auto-run worm on the system. Does it appear on C also? When last you scan your system for malware/spyware/adware/worms/viruses/trojans?
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1) Does this enclosure come with its own AC adapter? Make sure its connected powered on

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I have a few questions:

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What did you use to make the cut?
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Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
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Locale ID: 16393

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BCCode: 1000008e
BCP1: C0000005
BCP2: 0063006F
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A solution

I restored the system to the way it was a month ago and it took away the problem -for now. Thanks for reviewing my painful situation.
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A:My Maxtor 6 b250s0 sata HDD appears as a CD drive???

teukka69 said:

how this is possible? i can't even format the thing because it is a virtual clonedrive in my computer... it is a secondary HDD. primary is some sort of a crap ide thing... please someone guide me throug this dark period of computers :haha:
maxtor website is no use... how to format????Click to expand...

did u find out how to do it i ve got the same problem
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You may need to disable the internal speakers first.

Regards Howard
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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Go HERE and read my post. A message for all newcomers.

What that error message is telling you, is your videocard isn`t up to the standard required.

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A:Swiched AMD Athlon CPUs and new one appears to be DOA.


orginal post JoeSpike
MB is Epox EP-8KTA3PRO, with 2/05/02 Award BIOS (latest version from Epox website). System runs Windows XP home SP2. The Athlon MP 1100 CPU works fine. Installed an XP 2000+ Palomino which Epox says is supported by MB, and system won't even begin to boot or show POST and monitor will not wake. After 3 CPU swaps back and forth with same result, and swap of video card, the old CPU runs fine, and the new one doesn't run at all. I believe the 2000+ CPU is dead. Any comments? Thanks.Click to expand...

I think we're needing alot more detailed info to better help ya out.

Have you try'd clearing the cmos?
It seems to me that your 1100 is running at a diff FSB and multiplyer
than the newer 2000+. There are others here that can better tell ya what
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You need to refer to your MoBo book to get all
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A:Slaved drive with data appears empty

Check the jumper-settings on the Seagate. Master is a jumper on pins 7-8.
See the sticker on top of the HD.
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A:Located "artifacts" appears on some games; what would have generated it?

I don't know for sure, but sometimes when the 3D developers implement some stuff in a strange way, such things can happen.
Let me explain my idea.
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Probably the game does not recognise the screen dimensions being reported to it by your PC screen driver. It's too old and would need to be re-compiled. Some suggestions....

After changing the current screen resolution, did you actually reboot before trying the game?
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