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Old 11-10-2009, 01:50 PM   #1
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I know there are a bunch of techie guys on this forum and I know there are folks with questions...

I'm not trying to get off the reason for this forum....doing this may help folks get on this forum or stay on if they are having PC problems.

I can't weave a basket but I can solve a lot of PC problems.....and if I can't ...there is a lot of guys on here that can.

In other words....trying to give back because I have gotten so much from you guys.

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Old 11-10-2009, 02:04 PM   #2
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I'm using a Toshiba Satellite laptop that is about 3 years old and uses Windows XP. I don't have huge amounts of software or files on it and try to delete files or remove software I am not using. I subscribe to Trend Micro Internet Security which updates itself regularly and runs regular virus and spyware scans. I defragment my hard drive regularly.

This computer used to be pretty fast but it seems to have gotten gradually a little slower. I don't understand why and would like to speed it back up.
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Old 11-10-2009, 02:12 PM   #3
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I'm using a Toshiba Satellite laptop that is about 3 years old and uses Windows XP. I don't have huge amounts of software or files on it and try to delete files or remove software I am not using. I subscribe to Trend Micro Internet Security which updates itself regularly and runs regular virus and spyware scans. I defragment my hard drive regularly.

This computer used to be pretty fast but it seems to have gotten gradually a little slower. I don't understand why and would like to speed it back up.
On the lower right by the clock are the programs that run automatically on start up......

They can also be memory hogs...not hard drive memory but resident memory.

Run your mouse over them...If you aren't using them...right click and say not to run at start up..

But If I'm not using..I usually uninstall.....thanks

Hope it helps
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Old 11-10-2009, 02:45 PM   #4
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On the lower right by the clock are the programs that run automatically on start up......

They can also be memory hogs...not hard drive memory but resident memory.

Run your mouse over them...If you aren't using them...right click and say not to run at start up..

But If I'm not using..I usually uninstall.....thanks

Hope it helps
Thanks, I thought of that before, but when I right click on them, I have the option to "exit". But then they just run again when I restart the computer. Another problem is I am not sure what some of these programs do, and whether I need them running or not.
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:16 PM   #5
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Thanks, I thought of that before, but when I right click on them, I have the option to "exit". But then they just run again when I restart the computer. Another problem is I am not sure what some of these programs do, and whether I need them running or not.
Usually...things like printers....abobe acrobat reader.....virtual drives install things you "might" use every once in a while.

I usually uninstall things that I know I have the software for in case I need to put it back...

But proactively I don't blow through the install process for software...I want to make sure I uncheck...Start with Windows...or Load automatically.

If you have some examples of what's loading...I might be able to tell if you need them...thanks
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Old 11-10-2009, 04:18 PM   #6
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Stargazer: thank you for giving back to our little community.

About a week ago, I had started listening to a you-tube vid of Andreai Boccelli and about 2 mins into the vid, the music stopped, & in its place came a extremely loud siren type of sound. Actually it sounded a lot like a fire siren. It seemed to be everywhere in my laptop, the sound was piercing, & to tell the truth, I was scared the computer was going to blow up. I tried everything to shut it down, but the computer was frozen and i could not stop it. It seemed to have gone on for the whole length of the vid. Then it stopped. & everything went back to normal. It freaked me out, as I've never experienced anything like that before. I posted on here about it, but no one knew what would have caused it. Got any clues Stargazer.
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Old 11-10-2009, 04:34 PM   #7
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Stargazer: thank you for giving back to our little community.

About a week ago, I had started listening to a you-tube vid of Andreai Boccelli and about 2 mins into the vid, the music stopped, & in its place came a extremely loud siren type of sound. Actually it sounded a lot like a fire siren. It seemed to be everywhere in my laptop, the sound was piercing, & to tell the truth, I was scared the computer was going to blow up. I tried everything to shut it down, but the computer was frozen and i could not stop it. It seemed to have gone on for the whole length of the vid. Then it stopped. & everything went back to normal. It freaked me out, as I've never experienced anything like that before. I posted on here about it, but no one knew what would have caused it. Got any clues Stargazer.
That's a good one..

First impression would be a hardware lock on your sound card....

The sound card malfunctioned and caused the operating system to lock.

Does it play music (mp3) with no problems??

Is it a laptop or desktop??

The software that runs the videos is a flash player which could also have an error..

Here is a page to re-install

http://www.google.com/support/youtub...n&answer=56115

let me know..thanks
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Old 11-10-2009, 04:46 PM   #8
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That's a good one..

First impression would be a hardware lock on your sound card....

The sound card malfunctioned and caused the operating system to lock.

Does it play music (mp3) with no problems??Yes

Is it a laptop or desktop?laptop

The software that runs the videos is a flash player which could also have an error..

Here is a page to re-installIts been working fine since it happened....do I still need to reinstall?

http://www.google.com/support/youtub...n&answer=56115

let me know..thanks
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Old 11-10-2009, 04:59 PM   #9
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No....it may have been a one time thing...Techies usually look for a trend of the same problem before making any changes...let me know if it happens again..

May have just been a problem with the video itself....Star
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Old 11-10-2009, 05:22 PM   #10
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No....it may have been a one time thing...Techies usually look for a trend of the same problem before making any changes...let me know if it happens again..

May have just been a problem with the video itself....Star
Ok Star.....blessings & thanks.
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Old 11-10-2009, 05:41 PM   #11
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WARNING :

”SWASTIKA INSIDE” if you are using VISTA* you MUST NOT enable ‘file and printer sharing’ under any circumstances.
If you say ‘YES’, so to speak, to ‘file and printer sharing’, your computer becomes a slave at once to NSA’s master computers. DO NOT ENABLE*SHARING.

http://indianinthemachine.wordpress....-slave-at-onc/
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Old 11-10-2009, 05:46 PM   #12
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WARNING :

”SWASTIKA INSIDE” if you are using VISTA* you MUST NOT enable ‘file and printer sharing’ under any circumstances.
If you say ‘YES’, so to speak, to ‘file and printer sharing’, your computer becomes a slave at once to NSA’s master computers. DO NOT ENABLE*SHARING.

http://indianinthemachine.wordpress....-slave-at-onc/
Nagual: where do we go on our computer to check this out.....tks for the warning
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Old 11-10-2009, 05:51 PM   #13
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Hello, Stargazer 1965! Thank you for your kind offer!!! Long-time lurker...I, coincidentally, am having a computer issue when you posted...we have a brand new HP Pav Elite e9150t...from the "get go" it has "blue screened" on us or is freezing...nothing much loaded on it...we sent it in for repair...still happening (not as frequent as before)! Believe it or not it is the second system in a row that has done this...first we purchased one...it "blue screened"/froze...they told us they would exchange it for the e9150t...same situation... There are no real calamities, we don't loose data, but it is highly annoying to keep rebooting...and, at this level of machine...it just shouldn't be doing this!!! What do you think? Thanks in advance!

Blessings!
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:23 PM   #14
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Hello, Stargazer 1965! Thank you for your kind offer!!! Long-time lurker...I, coincidentally, am having a computer issue when you posted...we have a brand new HP Pav Elite e9150t...from the "get go" it has "blue screened" on us or is freezing...nothing much loaded on it...we sent it in for repair...still happening (not as frequent as before)! Believe it or not it is the second system in a row that has done this...first we purchased one...it "blue screened"/froze...they told us they would exchange it for the e9150t...same situation... There are no real calamities, we don't loose data, but it is highly annoying to keep rebooting...and, at this level of machine...it just shouldn't be doing this!!! What do you think? Thanks in advance!

Blessings!
The dreaded BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH!!!!

What operating system??

If a problem follows from one PC to the next....probably a peripheral device you have plugged in ...Scanner...Printer...DVD external
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:55 PM   #15
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Hello, again, Star.! Thank you so much for getting back to me! Greatly appreciated! It is...drum roll, please...the dreaded Vista 64-bit. Believe it or not (like we explained to HP) we just have the mouse and keyboard that came with the system connected. Until I know what is going on, I do not want to put extras on this, be it hardware, software, files, etc....yikes! In so far as printing is concerned, the setup is via mapped network drives for printers...only way we could get the printing to work (print sharing thing ).

Best regards!
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:34 PM   #16
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Hello, again, Star.! Thank you so much for getting back to me! Greatly appreciated! It is...drum roll, please...the dreaded Vista 64-bit. Believe it or not (like we explained to HP) we just have the mouse and keyboard that came with the system connected. Until I know what is going on, I do not want to put extras on this, be it hardware, software, files, etc....yikes! In so far as printing is concerned, the setup is via mapped network drives for printers...only way we could get the printing to work (print sharing thing ).

Best regards!
If you can supply me with the model number of the PC...I'll do some digging...but it does sound like the OS..(Vista)
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:51 PM   #17
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Surely, Star, the model no. is HP Pavilion Elite e9150t. Please do not go to so much trouble...your opinion or knowledge is enough for me...really. Again, many blessings!
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:08 PM   #18
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Surely, Star, the model no. is HP Pavilion Elite e9150t. Please do not go to so much trouble...your opinion or knowledge is enough for me...really. Again, many blessings!
Didn't take much....

The great google gods had a lot to say about your model:

http://www1.shopping.com/xSBS-Hewlet...71343-86572042

Not real good news....

If you have some local techie guy you trust...may want to go back to XP pro instead of Vista
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:28 PM   #19
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Thank you, thank you, Star! I am so very happy and grateful to have received your opinion and help! I kind of expected this. You take good care!
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:31 PM   #20
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Thank you, thank you, Star! I am so very happy and grateful to have received your opinion and help! I kind of expected this. You take good care!
Welcome!!
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:37 AM   #21
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Hello
Please can you tell me how to get a password for the light warriors forum???

Thanks
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:56 PM   #22
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Can you teach me how to get my hands through the internet in order to choke the life out of virus writers? Our PC is crashed at home due to the latest scam Anti-virus offer. What a slick scam it is. "Wow, your computer is sick with a deadly virus (as everything goes wild on your desktop). Here, quick, buy this software from us, the very people who put the virus on your PC".

I KNOW this could be stopped if they wanted to. Too many people making money from the scams, legit and hackers both.
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:05 PM   #23
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Can you teach me how to get my hands through the internet in order to choke the life out of virus writers?
I am sure there are many more useful ways to spend your time.

To get rid of such infections I recommend ComboFix

http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/sUBs/ComboFix.exe
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:49 PM   #24
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Can you teach me how to get my hands through the internet in order to choke the life out of virus writers? Our PC is crashed at home due to the latest scam Anti-virus offer. What a slick scam it is. "Wow, your computer is sick with a deadly virus (as everything goes wild on your desktop). Here, quick, buy this software from us, the very people who put the virus on your PC".

I KNOW this could be stopped if they wanted to. Too many people making money from the scams, legit and hackers both.
You know what...I got this one also...

It was embedded in an AD running on a site I visited.

I got rid of it in about 15 minutes but I don't recommend the methods to a normal user.

I had to run in safe mode...kill a few programs running and edit the registry.

Not pretty....

But I would go with Spregs advice about changing virus scan programs...
I went with Micro Trends AV and the next time that occurred...it blocked it.

Hope this helps....SG
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:19 PM   #25
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I'd just like to say its great what you doing hear stargazer,its not only inspiring but if the worlds gonna change it needs more people like you.
Great work!!
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