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Windows trogan? Windows is randomly opening tabs and windows do I have to take my computer in to reinstall vista.I never backed up system...... will not forget to do this again.Norton and defender aren't finding anything.

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    I've full scanned 4 times( defender and Norton) and quick scanned probably a dozen. Sounds like a trip to Geeks will be in my very near future but 2day the beach sounds like much more fun.

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Run this and schedule a boot time scan this will find everything before booting into windows.

Windows, since win2000, is too smart. It saves the last configuration as good...so even if your anti-virus found something and took it out when you re-boot it's right back in there.

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    Avast Anti-Virus is what I use on the computers from the engineers at corning glass in corning, NY. It killed the trojans, worms, viruses that the others didn't detect. Because it also checks from boot it scans all areas before the Operating System is installed. If it doesn't detect anything then the problem is the Operating System itself, or compatibility issues.

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Ya its probably a virus infection.
If possible run online scans... or install new antivirus software and scan your sys.
If nothing of this is possible or if they are not working..
its safer to reinstall Vista

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Prints very slowly


After you print a test page and establish a baseline print speed for your HP product, you determine that computer issues cause slow printing. Solution one: Check minimum system requirementsThe most common cause of slow printing is a computer that runs at or near its system resource limit. Follow these steps to make sure that your computer has enough system resources to process timely print jobs. Step one: Make sure that the computer meets RAM requirementsThe amount of available random access memory (RAM) can affect print speed. Follow these steps to make sure that the available RAM exceeds the minimum requirement for the HP product.
  1. Open the computer Properties window:
    • Windows XP : Click Start (c01827528.gif ), right-click My Computer , and then click Properties .
    • Windows Vista or Windows 7 : On the Windows task bar, click the Windows icon (c01364735.gif ), right-click Computer , and then click Properties .
  2. Find the available RAM and make a note of it:
    • Windows XP : Click the General tab, if it is not already selected. Find the amount of RAM in the list with the other Computer specifications.
    • Windows Vista or Windows 7 : Find the Memory (RAM) in the System section.
  3. Check the system requirements for your product, listed in the product manual and on the box, to make sure that your computer has enough memory.In general HP recommends the following RAM:Operating SystemRecommended RAMWindows XP128 MB minimum

    256 MB recommendedWindows Vista512 MB minimum

    1 GB or higher recommended Windows 7 (32-bit) 1 GB minimum

    1 GB or higher recommendedWindows 7 (64-bit)2 GB minimum

    2 GB or higher recommendedc01647276.gif These recommendations vary by product, so if you are not sure of the specific requirements for your HP product, look in the manual or on the box. Or, you can follow these steps to check the product specifications online:

    1. Right-click this link, Product Support Home Page , and then click Open in New Window .
    2. Type your product model in the Locate your product to get support search box, and then click Next . A list of products displays in the search results.
    3. Click your product from the list displayed in the search results. The support page for your product displays.
    4. Click Product information , and then click Product specifications .
Step two: Make sure that the computer hard drive has enough free spaceThe amount of available hard drive space can affect print speed. Follow these steps to make sure that the available hard drive space exceeds the minimum requirement for the HP product.
  1. Open the My Computer window:
    • Windows XP : Click Start (c01827528.gif ), and then click My Computer .
    • Windows Vista or Windows 7 : Click the Windows icon (c01364735.gif ), and then click Computer .
  2. Right-click on the drive containing your operating system, typically (C:) , and then click Properties . The Properties window opens.On the General tab, find the available space, or free space, on the hard drive.Figure 1: Example of hard drive information in the Properties windowc01912502.gifIn general, HP recommends the following free hard drive space:Operating SystemRecommended hard drive spaceWindows XP200 MB minimum

    1 GB recommendedWindows Vista650 MB minimum

    2 GB or higher recommendedWindows 7550 MB minimum

    2 GB or higher recommended
  3. If the free disk space is near or under the minimum requirement listed in the table above, click Disk Cleanup to free up disk space.
Step three: Make sure that the computer meets CPU requirementsIf the computer does not meet CPU requirements, the print speed might be affected. Follow these steps to make sure that the computer meets the minimum CPU requirements.
  1. Open the computer Properties window:
    • Windows XP : Click Start (c01827528.gif ), right-click My Computer , and then click Properties .
    • Windows Vista or Windows 7 : On the Windows task bar, click the Windows icon (c01364735.gif ), right-click Computer , and then click Properties .
  2. Find the CPU specifications and make a note of it:
    • Windows XP : Click the General tab, if it is not already selected. Find the computer processor information with the other Computer specifications.
    • Windows Vista or Windows 7 : Find the computer processor information in the System section.Use the following table to make sure your computer meets the minimum CPU requirements:Operating systemMinimum CPU requirementsWindows XP233 MHz Intel Pentium II or Celeron processorWindows Vista800 MHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processorWindows 71 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  3. Print and time a self-test page again.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , you do not need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , continue to the next solution.
Solution two: Close unnecessary programs and processesFollow these steps to close all unnecessary programs to try to speed up printing.Step one: Close all unnecessary programs
  1. Press and hold the Ctrl + Alt + Delete keys on the keyboard.The Windows Security dialog box opens.
  2. Click the Task Manager button in the Windows Security dialog box. The Windows Task Manager dialog box opens.note.pngNOTE:If the Windows Task Manager dialog box does not open, right-click on the task bar and select Task Manager .
  3. In the Windows Task Manager dialog box, select a software program from the Applications tab, and then click End Task to close the program.
  4. Repeat the previous step until you have closed all unnecessary programs.
Step two: Close any unnecessary processesProcesses run in the background even when no applications are in use. Follow these steps to end unnecessary processes.
  1. Return to the Windows Task Manager that you opened in the previous step.
  2. Click the Processes tab.
  3. Select the process to end, and then click End Process .note.pngNOTE:If another window opens and indicates that the task has stopped responding, click End Task .
  4. Repeat the preceding step to end all unnecessary processes.note.pngNOTE:You cannot end critical system processes.
  5. Print and time a self-test page again.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , you do not need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , continue to the next solution.
Solution three: Check the print settingsPrint settings can affect print times. Follow these steps to check the settings for paper type and print quality.
  1. Open the Printers folder:
    • Windows XP : Click Start (c01827528.gif ), and then click Printers and Faxes .
    • Windows Vista : Click the Windows icon (c01364735.gif ), click Control Panel , and then double-click Printers .
    • Windows 7 : Click the Windows icon (c01364735.gif ), click Control Panel , and then double-click Printers & Devices .
  2. Right-click the icon for your product (c01520247.gif or c01514371.gif ), and then click Properties . The Properties dialog box opens.
  3. On the General tab, click Printing Preferences . The Printing Preferences dialog box opens.
  4. Click the Paper/Quality tab.
  5. Click the drop-down list under Media , and then select Plain Paper .
  6. In the Quality Settings section, select Normal .
  7. Click Apply in the Printing Preferences dialog box to save the settings, and then click OK to close the dialog box.
  8. In the Properties dialog box, on the General tab, click Print Test Page . The product prints a test page.
  • If these steps resolved the issue , you do not need to continue troubleshooting.
  • If the issue persists , continue to the next solution.
Solution four: Remove and reinstall the HP softwareThere might be a more current driver available for your HP product. HP recommends that you use the latest version to correct printing problems. Follow these steps to remove the HP software, and then reinstall it. Step one: Remove the HP software
  1. Unplug the USB cable connecting the product to the computer.
  2. Open the Windows Control Panel .
    • Windows XP : Click Start (c01827528.gif ), and then click Control Panel .
    • Windows Vista or Windows 7 : On the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon (c01364735.gif ), and then click Control Panel .
    The Control Panel window opens.
  3. Open the list of installed programs and remove the software.
    • Windows XP : Double-click Add/Remove Programs . In the list of installed programs, click the HP product, and then click Add/Remove .
    • Windows Vista or Windows 7 : Click Programs . In the list of installed programs, click the HP product, and then click Uninstall .
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the uninstall.caution.pngCAUTION:If asked to remove shared files, click No . Other programs that use these files might not work if you delete the files.
  5. Disconnect the product from the power source, and then restart the computer.
Step two: Download and reinstall the HP softwareIMPORTANT: If you receive any third-party firewall messages during installation (for example, a message from McAfee), click continue , unblock , yes , allow , or permit . Otherwise the software installation fails.
  1. Disconnect the USB cable from both the product and the computer (if you already connected it).
  2. Turn the product on.
  3. Browse to the Get Software and Drivers page: Get Software and Drivers
  4. Check the instructions on the page, and then click the Plus sign (+) next to the correct heading for additional instructions:
  5. Click the Plus sign (c02200813.gif ) next to Driver , and then click the driver that you want to download.
  6. Read through the minimum system requirements and additional instructions. You can also click View directions (c016472760.gif ) for complete download instructions.
  7. Click Download . This option allows you to install the software at any time after the download completes.
  8. Click Save , and then browse to the location on your computer where you want to save the file.
  9. Click Save . The software downloads to your computer.Hint: Make a note of the place that you saved the file, in case you want to install it at a later time.
  10. hope this help : - )

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Shortcuts tricks for Windows Vista(Keyboard shortcuts)


Following are some of keyboard shortcut tricks for Windows Vista and also for Windows XP:
  • Window key+B: Sets focus to first icon in the notification area. You can use arrow keys to move among the icons in the notification area or press Tab to move around on the task bar.
  • Window key+D: Show Desktop (without the Sidebar).
  • Window key+E: Windows Explorer (opens to Computer).
  • Window key+F: Find Files or Folders (aka Search).
  • Window key+M Minimize All windows (Sidebar not included).
  • Window key+Shift+M: Undo Minimize All Windows.
  • Window key+R: Open the Run dialog box.
  • Window key+Tab: 3-D Flip (flips you through your applications but with a cool graphic instead of the standard Alt+Tab). Requires the use of the Aero user interface.
  • Window key+Pause/Break: System Properties.
  • Window key+F1: Windows Help.
  • Window key+L: Locks workstation. If the user account has a password, it must be reentered to unlock the system again.
  • Window key+U: Ease of Access Settings.
  • Window key+ Spacebar: This shows the Sidebar (the Sidebar must be open, but minimized).
  • Ctrl+Window key+Tab: Brings up Flip-3D, but it will stay on the desktop so you can scroll up, down, left and right.
  • Window key+T: Allows you to tab between application buttons on the task bar.
  • Ctrl+Shift+Esc: Opens Task Manager more faster than alt+ctrl+del.
  • Alt+Tab: Windows Flip. Allows you to choose an open application to switch to by repeatedly pressing the Tab key.
  • Window key+5: opens the snipping tool.


Some User Logging Shortcuts:
  • Window key (and then) three right arrows and Enter To Shut down
  • Window key (and then) three right arrows and U To Shut down
  • Window key (and then) three right arrows and R To Restart
  • Window key (and then) three right arrows and W To Switch Users
  • Window key (and then) one right arrow and Enter To Sleep

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How can I reinstal Windows Search and Windows Security Centre


Install Windows Security Center


Open Internet Explorer and navigate to the Microsoft Windows Update website.


Click the "Express" button on the main page to have your computer checked for important updates to be installed.


Since Windows Security Center is not installed, it will be detected and installed within the update.


Search the list of updates that will be installed on your Computer and deselect any options besides Windows Security Center that you don't want installed at this time.


Click "Install Updates" to begin the installation process.


Set your computer up for Automatic Updates to keep your computer up to date.

You can do so by clicking "Start" followed by "Control Panel."


Click "Automatic Updates" and select the recommended option.


Click "Apply" followed by "OK" to save the changes and exit the window.


Install Windows Security Center in Windows Vista


Click the "Start" button followed by "All Programs." Scroll through the list and select "Windows Update" from the available options. You can also type "Windows Update" in the search field followed by pressing "Enter" to access it immediately.


Click the "Change Settings" button in the left window pane.


Select the radio button next to "Automatically download and install updates."


Click "OK" when you have finished. Windows will begin to scan your computer and download the necessary updates, one of which will be Windows Security Center if it isn't available on your computer already. When the updates have finished installing, a bubble will pop up in your system tray telling you new updates have installed and your computer needs to be restarted.


Restart your computer and once you log back on to Windows, Security Center will be available. You can access it by clicking the "Start" button and typing "Windows Security Center" in the search field. It will also be available in the "All Programs" software list.


Reinstall Windows Search


If for some reason you've lost Windows Search from your computer, it is possible to reinstall it.

Reinstalling Windows Search will improve the performance and stability of your computer system's indexer.


It will allow you to sort and group results in Windows Explorer more quickly, and will improve the indexing of your online email.


It expands your system's ability to do fast remote queries of file shares, including on Windows XP and Server 2003.

It automatically indexes shared folders and contains improvements in previews for earlier supported operating systems (Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP).


When you type a search term into Windows Search, the results appear quickly.

This is also true for information from emails and their attachments.



Download and install Windows Search on your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/desktopsearch/choose/windowssearch4.mspx?tab=Install%20It

Click on the appropriate link for your version of Windows.


Click "Open" to download the file if you use Vista.

Click "Save" to download the file if you use Windows XP.


Click on "Run" to install Windows Search on your computer.

Follow the prompts to complete Windows Search installation.


Restart your computer.

Windows Search will be available in the Start menu if you use Vista.


If your operating system is Windows XP, use the Deskbar for quick and easy search access to indexed content on your PC or the network.


Personalize Windows Search for an optimal search experience .

Add-ins let you index Outlook saved email, Microsoft networks, Internet Explorer history and Lotus Notes.


Hope this helps

Nov 03, 2012 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

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Computer restarts randomly


If you are using Windows (XP, Vista or 7) then open the Computer properties by clicking on the Computer icon (on desktop or start menu) then go to the Advanced page tab and check if you have the option to automatically restart the system set on in the Startup and Recovery Settings section. If this is on, then Windows will restart the system any time that a critical error is encountered.

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The other place to check is in the Windows Event logs (system log) provided this option is enabled.
You should be able to access the event logs by right clicking on the Computer icon and then selecting the Manage option followed by opening the Event viewer where you should look for any critical, error or warning entries that may occur at the times when the computer restarts itself (or posted immediately when it restarts).

Jan 12, 2012 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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I have a MSI computer with cpu built-in at the back of the screen. The OS is windows Vista Genuine. Been reprogrammed with pirated windows Xp, now it is corrupted the computer..it is locked and block-out....


Did you get a windows Vista CD with the computer ? if yes use to make eighter restoration or format and reinstallation of Windows Vista. If you dont have a CD get a Vista Copy and when you are activating them use your genuine serial Vista Number , it may be located in a Microsoft's label it is usually in the back of your PC.

Jul 28, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I want window vista BUT I DONT KNOW HOW CAN I DO THIS


Hi there !

So tell me, what do you want to do with your computer? Do your computer crash and need to reinstall your Windows Vista operating system? Or you want to upgrade your operating system from Windows XP to Windows Vista.

For reinstalling Windows Vista, is it the same procedure when reinstalling Windows XP and Windows 7. Here is the link on how to reinstall operating system http://www.fixya.com/support/r7410371-reinstall_windows_xp_or_installing_clean. For Windows Vista, here is the procedure on how to reinstall Windows Vista.

1. Just put the installer CD into the CDROM Drive and open your computer
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2. If message appear to press any key to boot from CD. Press any key to go to Windows Set up.

3. From there, just follow the installation procedure and put CD key if prompted and it will install itself the whole process. It will reboot for 3 times and don't press anykey when this happen. it will be finished within 20 mins.

For upgrading from Windows XP to Windows Vista, remember that all your files and softwares will be remove except for the hardware drivers. But not all the hardware drivers will be 100% working because upgrading the operating system will make your drivers outdated or not compatible with Windows Vista. If some drivers not working, just install the hardware drivers compatible with Windows Vista.

Here is the procedure.

1. Do not put the Windows Vista installer CD yet into the CDROM drive.

2. Open your computer and let it run to Windows XP program until is is finished to load your Windows settings.

3. Now insert your Windows Vista installer CD to the CDROM drive, it will pop up the upgrade installation wizard and just choose the upgrade installation. It will run the upgrading installation and just follow the instruction and it will be finish with 20 mins.

I hope this will help you and thank you for using FixYa !

Jan 07, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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When typing, my cursor will randomly jump to some other part of page thus screwing up what I have already typed. I am not accidently hitting touch pad. Lenovo G550 thinkbook Windows 7 proffesional...


Hi rbdav1,

Based on your situation. I suggest trying the following steps:

1. Download touchpad driver from here:

http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/DriversDownloads/drivers_list.aspx?CategoryID=600154

2. go to Touchpad section and make sure you select the Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 version of the drivers that matches your Windows operating system.

3. After downloading the touchpad driver driver install it and then restart your computer.

4. Log back in to your computer then go to control panel --> open mouse properties then look for Alps pointing device tab.

5. Under Alps tab uncheck tap off when typing.

Hope it helps.

Thanks for using FixYa

Best regards,

Reyjoshua07

Dec 13, 2010 | Lenovo G550-29583AU Notebook

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Does the MX 310 work with Vista


Looks like you will need to download a driver.


You'll need to know if you have Regular Vista or Vista 64-bit.
Here's how you can tell:

64-bit versions of Windows Vista are for computer users who have high-performance needs and are typically running a computer with 4 GB or more of Random Access Memory (RAM). The terms "32-bit" and "64-bit" refer to the way a computer's processor handles information. The 32-bit versions of the Windows operating system can only use up to 3 GB of memory.
The 64-bit versions of Windows can use more memory and help reduce time swapping processes in and out of memory by storing more of those processes in RAM rather than on the hard disk. This, in turn, can increase overall system and application performance, especially with applications optimized for 64-bit. For more details about 32-bit and 64-bit, see the Windows Help and How-to FAQ.
To find out what version of Windows Vista is installed on your computer:
  1. Click Start start.gif, click Control Panel, click System and Maintenance, and then click System.
  2. Under System, view the System type.
If you're running Windows XP:
  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click System.
  2. On the General tab, view the System type.

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Now you know your system type and can download the correct driver from this page:

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=123&modelid=15603#DownloadDetailAct

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Let me know if that works for you. Be sure to follow all the directions.

Mar 26, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MX310 All-In-One Printer

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Doing siytem restore,and have no operating system.Vista home premium model no s 3460 sofware build 82APv3PrA1.Im under warranty what can i do?.In the start of system restore computer stopped,message reeds...


Starting the recovery from power up If Windows Vista cannot open and if the Recovery partition on the hard disk drive is functioning properly, you can perform a System Recovery by performing the following procedure:
  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Disconnect all connected devices (such as the Personal Media Drive, USB drives, printer, and fax), remove media from drives, and remove any recently added internal hardware. Do not disconnect the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and power cord.
  3. Turn on the computer.
  4. Do one of the following actions depending on how Windows Vista was installed:
    • If Windows Vista came pre-installed on your computer, press the F11 key repeatedly when the first screen opens (the logo screen), until Recovery Manager program opens on the screen.
    • If your computer was upgraded from Windows XP to Windows Vista, press the F10 key repeatedly when the first screen opens (the logo screen) until Recovery Manager program opens on the screen.
    If Recovery Manager does not open, a set of recovery discs is needed to perform a System Recovery. Follow the instructions listed in Starting the recovery from recovery discs .
  5. Click Next .
  6. On the screen that prompts for Microsoft System Restore select No , and then click Next .
  7. The Recovery Manager gives you the option of backing up your data files. Backing up your files is recommended. To back up your files select Yes , and then click Next . Follow the onscreen instructions. If you do not want to backup your files, select No , and then click Next .
  8. After the System Recovery is complete, the computer restarts and continues into Windows setup. Complete the setup screens and wait until the computer finishes the setup. Then, turn off the computer, reconnect all peripheral devices, and turn on the computer.
  9. Before using the computer, update and protect it by reinstalling any virus and security software that was installed before the System Recovery.
  10. Reinstall any software applications that were added after puchasing the computer, and replace any files that were backed up.

Nov 06, 2008 | HP Computers & Internet

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Western digital my book 320gb not recognised


Try first disconnecting all USB ports and power plug for half an hour, this will get rid of eventual problems caused by electrostatic charges on usb channels.
If it does not work, this means that the virus has corrupted your Windows System, probably the root hub is defective.
In this case you will have to reinstall windows, either using recovery, from disk or partition, or using a Microsoft windows setup disk. Save all your data before reinstalling.

Regards

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