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Intermittent POST issue.

When the machine does work any attempt to use the optical drive slows the computer to a halt. Killing explorer.exe restores the speed. Sometimes what happens is the screen freezes replicating lines of a few colours basically forcing you to restart. At first i thought it might be a windows issue or even the optical drive. I reinstalled windows and replaced the optical drive w/ out success. The freeze screen i described earlier happens during post 1/3 times you boot the machine! There are no issue with the computer if the optical drive is not plugged in.

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  • NegativeZero Jun 14, 2008

    Post is usually fairly quick when it doesn't freeze. I turned off quick boot to see if there were any errors which there wasn't. I have download a bios flash utility and the most recent version of the BIOS which is 0503. haven't had a chance to update it yet though. That was my first guess 2nd being a motherboard failure 3rd maybe an IDE cable issue.



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How long does the post takes it to finish before it goes to boot? are there external device connected to your computer like a printer or external hard drive or flush drive? try updating your bios and motherboard chipset.

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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    francisco de mesa Jun 19, 2008

    chances are there is something wrong with your optical drive. a program in the optical drive could be corrupted causing or affecting your system. had that issue with my computer and when i replaced it everything worked well again. so replacing it is an option.



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How can I send designs from my PC to my Toyota 830 embroidery machine when my Pantograms software/hardware is no longer working?

Some of the Pantograms software programs require a USB dongle connected to the computer. However, the driver for this dongle has to be installed before you install the software or connect the dongle. I suspect you may not have installed the driver or the dongle is missing.

Assuming that the dongle is connected:
Close your embroidery software program and all of the Pantograms software, including the Network C software, on your computer and remove the USB device. Put the software install CD into your machine's optical drive. (If your new machine doesn't have an optical drive, get a USB optical drive or copy the files from the CD to a 1GB+ USB flash drive at another computer with an optical drive.) If Windows XP starts the autorun routine for the CD, click Exit. Then double-left click on My Computer to launch File Explorer. Go to the CD drive (or USB drive if you used the work-around) and double-click on it. Open the Rainbow Drivers folder and then open the XP folder. Double click on the program: setup.exe . Choose Complete install as the program executes. Then close File Explorer when the install is done. Now insert the USB dongle and follow the on-screen message about New Hardware found to install the Rainbow driver from C: .

If you do not see the New Hardware found message, try putting the dongle into a different USB port. (Make sure to avoid USB hubs - they can add to USB device issues.) If the dongle doesn't work at any port, you may need to use a different method. There is a flash reader available for connecting a USB flash drive to the Toyota 830 here: . (Scroll down to the Toyota machine section. This isn't cheap but it is cheaper than some of the newer embroidery software packages.)

I hope this helps.

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Windows explorer.exe crashes

I believe you have picked up a 'scareware rogue anti-virus'.
A new mutation of the old MS Antivirus,

Does not let you access any administrator privileges.
Control Panel, Task Manager, Administrator tasks, etc.

Blocks user privileges; Internet, Documents, etc.

Doesn't want you to get rid of it, lol!

Download the free version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from CNET, and kick it to the curb,

Click on Download Now in the green rectangle.
(Has CNET Secure Download in it on the bottom)

Download to the computer you are using now, then copy it to a CD disk. Put the disk in the optical drive of the infected computer. (CD/DVD drive = Optical drive)

Install Malwarebytes. When finished there will be a Malwarebytes icon on your desktop screen. Double-click on it.
Run Malwarebytes.

(If you need guidance in downloading, or installing Malwarebytes post in a Comment)

When Malwarebytes is running there will be pop-up, after pop-up.
So many in fact, you will not be able to see the entire Malwarebytes screen, and wonder if it is working.

IT IS, I assure you.
DO NOT click on the pop-ups, or you will just slow Malwarebytes down.

You will see pop-ups that look like genuine Windows 'shields', and fake ones also.
Clicking on the genuine Windows shields will do nothing anyway.

Average time for Malwarebytes to run is around 42 minutes. Just depends on how large your harddrive is, and how much stuff is on it.
After Malwarebytes has run, go to System Restore, and TURN IT OFF.


System Restore also keeps the virus files too!

[ Windows XP;
1) Click on Start.
2) Hover your mouse cursor on All Programs.
3) Go up to Accessories, over and down to System Tools, over and down to System Restore.
4) Click on System Restore.

5) In System Restore go to the left side/middle, and click on System Restore Settings.

In the System Properties window click on the small square, that is to the left of -> Turn off System Restore on all drives.
(Puts a green checkmark in the small square)

No go below to the right, and click on Apply. Then go below to the left, and click on OK.

Run Malwarebytes again. When finished go back to System Restore, and turn System Restore back on.

(Go back to the System Properties window, and click in the small square again. Removes the green checkmark. Click on Apply, and OK)

Now go to the System Restore window, and click on the small circle to the left of -> Create a restore point.
Click on Next at the bottom.

In the box under the purple(?) subheading ->
Restore point description, just type in a description you will remember.
Example? Restore point, and the date.

Then go to the bottom, and click on -> Create

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Jul 29, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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Application iesample.exe encountered serious error and must shut down and can't get IE or any web page open to download a fix

You will need to uninstall Internet explorer.
By uninstalling it Internet Explorer will be reverted back to an earlier edition.
This should fix your issue
If not try system Restore on your computer.
If that does not work go to another PC and download firefox to a thumb drive
use that and install it on the net book

Jul 02, 2011 | Sylvania G-Netbook

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I am having Seagate Free Agent Go Flex and its not running on the computer just making sound errors.

Hello abhi_1998s,
This usually indicates a bad hard drive. If you are hearing grinding and its not connecting to your computer, check your warranty. If you're hearing it connect to the machine then disconnect, try a different cable. If this does not work, contact the manufacturer's technical support because it could be a known issue.
If you need to recover data from the drive please halt from any further use of the drive. Hearing grinding noises is a very serious issue if you're going to attempt data recovery.
Hope this helps!

Jun 29, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Completing a recovery without a disk?

This is a common virus attack that will throw you out everytime you login, or licensing issues

For virus problem is bit tricky and needs to deal with registry settings and also need network computer

Try following

Log on to a networked computer.
Run Regedit.exe
Point your cursor to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Select File > Connect Remote Registry
Type computer name (infected computer)
Navigate to the following location in registry of destination or infected computer

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Edit below two values in right pane:


Change the two values to
Userinit = c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe
close the Registry
Restart Infected computer.
You should be able to log on to computer. if it not work then go to back steps and just copy and overwrite the file userinit.exe from installation source.

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Ie sync client has stopped working

Hi. If your Issue is about your internet explorer then you could just try using a different browser like mozilla firefox or google chrome, about the performance of your computer you can clean some files on your C: drive or perform a virus scan, or if you want you could restore your system to its original factory settings by accessing the Recovery Partition on your laptop, by the way before you restore your system make sure that you have a backup of all your important files on a flash drive or on a external harddrive because when you use the One Key Recovery (OKR) it would delte everything on your computer and restore it to its original settings just like the first time you got your machine. The way to acces the OKR is to press the NOVO button or the small button just beside the power button and make sure that the ac adapter is plugin to your computer, and from there just choose system recovery and it will guide you to the whole process of recovering you machine. hope this helps

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Explorer.exe keeps restarting

You seem to have a classic case of "malicious software" loading under the guise
of a common [executable] program. Get yourself a 1Gb USB stick and access
the web from a more stable computer.

Download this utility and unzip the files to the USB stick.

Boot your computer into safe mode and right-click the taskbar and click

Task Manager. When the new window opens click explorer.exe then click

End Process......then YES. Next click Applications and then New Task.


When the little box appears click Browse. In new window click My Computer

and double-click the drive letter of the USB stick and run a-squared in

Deep Scan mode. When the scan is complete restart your computer.

Nate P.

Jan 31, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Explorer.exe won't come up after downloading and installing new software

In my openion, Virus doesn't want to be killed by anti-virus :D You need to download DM2000 (disk manager 2000 of SeaGate) and run it in DOS mode to format Hard-Disk.

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Right click My Computer, select Properties, choose System Restore and turn off SR on all drives.

Then, do all the manual removals you posted before. Then, go to this url:
and run the full virus scan on all drives.

Because the files you note as infected are actually required by XP to run, you may not actually be able to go online, still try not to remove those files if possible, once they are removed you will have to restart your machine with the XP Disc and tell it to install, load any specific drivers needed such as those for your raid array if you have one, only when Setup tells you Windows is already installed, select Repair instead of New and Windows will heal your system.

So, because of those critical files being corrupted, don't be too surprised that when your online scan asks you to clean your system that your system freezes or halts at some point. Just be prepared with your Windows disc and Product Key.

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