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The Windows Firewall won’t run on startup

For some reason, the Windows (7) Firewall will not run on startup. When the security center starts, it reports that the firewall is not running and prompts me to start it. I click the flag to start it ...
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SHCreateStreamOnFileEX thread in explorer.exe using high cpu

My computer: Dell, i5 2410m CPU , Windows 8 OS Symptoms: -when windows explorer is running, high (~ 40 % ) CPU usage. -explorer, or the desktop does not refresh automtically What I've found ...
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Determining autorun action of SFXs

Does anyone know of a way to find out what action (if any) will be performed by a self-extracting archive? Explanation: Self-extracting files can usually be configured to automatically (and ...
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How do I make Windows switch Wifi connections when a limit is reached?

My Internet service provider only allows me a cap of 30gb a month. It's a 4g LTE router which I connect to wirelessly. I also have another 3g wireless router as a backup. Windows does not show "no ...
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What is the danger of inserting and browsing an untrusted USB drive?

Suppose someone wants me to copy some files to their USB stick. I'm running fully-patched Windows 7 x64 with AutoRun disabled (via Group Policy). I insert the USB drive, open it in Windows Explorer ...
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Windows 8.1 not allowing me to install ISP's (Tata Photon) client software for Huawei EC315 USB modem. Need to Auto run the setup file

Well, as it says in the question above, I need to install my service provider's client software to connect to the internet. According to the instructions the ISP (Tata photon) gave me, I'm to find ...
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Open PDF when USB is plugged in Windows 7 [duplicate]

I have a PDF file on an USB drive (named test.pdf placed in root). How do I get it to open automatically as soon as I plug in the USB drive? No dialog or anything, just open the PDF directly after the ...
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How to open tty or execute some script when the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+F[1-6] doesn't work and X11 is partially frozen but system is still working?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 with Gnome on Acer Aspire One netbook. The X11 or just some parts of Gnome like panels and partially windows (details described below) are frozen which doesn't allow to do ...
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Autoruns: Error changing item state: The system cannot find the file specified

I'm using Autoruns v11.70, and when I try to deselect an item in the Logon tab, I receive the error: Error changing item state: The system cannot find the file specified. The item remains ...
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How to Make an Autorun CD /DVD with multiple .exe files?

I have asked a question about :How to make an Autorun CD/DVD? @nerdwaller gave me an answer. Now I want to know whether is it possible to make an autorun CD/DVD which will contain the following : ...
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How to make an Autorun CD/DVD?

How do I burn .exe files to a CD/DVD so that it will give options which one I want to install when the CD is inserted into the CD-ROM and run the applications on the disc automatically?
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Autorun .bat file with no admin rights in Windows 7

I want to try to run .bat file just after loading windows 7 system, but the problem is that i have no rights of admin and the UAC is on. Is that possible? Or maybe is it possible to write the program ...
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Autorun.inf to disable autoplay

So basically I have a usb drive, the goal is to disable the autoplay menu on any computer it is inserted into. Is there any way to use a flag in the Autorun.inf to disable autoplay so the device can ...
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Windows Autorun - Enabled or Not?

I'm trying to find out whether or not Autorun is enabled on Windows 8 and 8.1 - an easy task one might think but i'm having trouble finding any definitive information. I believe it is enabled on ...
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High-privilege autorun programs (tasks) stopping on their own

There’s a program that I want to be automatically run on startup, but because it requires elevated privileges, UAC interferes with it auto-running. I used the Task Scheduler method of working around ...
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IS it safe to delete wow64 dll's when autoruns says so?

I have windows 8 64 bit I run Autoruns (latest version) and it states 3 dll's which are not found : Question Is it safe to delete those entries with Autoruns ?
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Preventing Avira from detecting Autorun.inf as a virus (everywhere)

I have created an autorun.inf to specify an icon and label for my removable drive. Unfortunately Avira detects it as a virus and won’t let it show the icon or label. This is frustrating because I ...
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How to make USB stick to appear CD ROM

How I can make my memory stick have two partitions like this force-ably so that i can have a read-only part of my memory stick that also runs the auto-run automatically in Windows? There is a same ...
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Where is the “start up” location in msconfig for XP?

After using Avast and Malwarebytes to remove a ransomware virus, I kept getting a rundll error on start up saying that mnopqrstu.bfg couldn't be located. A quick search through the registry located ...
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How to Prevent viruses from creating Autorun.inf in Storage Devices?

One of the solutions i've comeup with is to create a folder named "Autorun.inf" and placing some dummy files inside it so when virus uses the win32 api to delete autorun.inf as a file it will fail ...
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“autorun.inf” autogenerated in each drive generates EXE and PIF files in Windows CP [duplicate]

I have Windows XP SP2 installed on my laptop, its been infected by a virus, which creates autorun.inf in each of my drives as read-only, hidden and system file attribute being set, and which generates ...
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Mysterious Windows 7 Autorun Location [duplicate]

I have Acer Aspire One A521 with brand new SSD disk, on which I've just installed brand new Windows 7 HE 64. After installing system I installed all drivers, including Conexant audio driver. Starting ...
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Disable auto run .exe file?

I run Windows Server 2012 and when I log in the Open File window appears and it wants to start a .exe file. Where can I view the start up folder and disable all the start ups? Note that I want to ...
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Manually run “Run” registry entries on windows

I am developing an appliance for a company. I have to develop a custom "explorer.exe" to be run as the shell. The problem is that the current explorer does some import operations such as processing ...
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USB drive's icon not appearing on Windows XP

I have a USB flash drive for which I want to use a custom icon. My autorun.inf looks like this: [Autorun] UseAutoPlay=1 Label=TrueCrypt Traveler Disk Icon=Volume.ico Action=Start TrueCrypt Background ...
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AUTORUN.inf not working

Could sombody please tell me why my Autorun.inf is not working when i burn it to CD rom..? I have checked the fille names and they all exist? [autorun] open="VTS\TREADSTONE LT\TREADSTONE LT.bat" ...
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Adding line seperator to right click menu of a Memory Stick

i'm creating an autorun.inf file for one of my memory sticks, i want to stick a bunch of commonly used programs on it using the shell\ syntax but when i create them they sit under Autoplay what i ...
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How to make an aoutorun for a CD to open an HTML forn MAC and Windows

Hi I am trying to make an autorun.inf to open an html like this: [Autorun] Open=Start index.html And like this: [Autorun] Open=starterfile.exeindex.html Non is working. In the other hand can I ...
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Adding options to USB Flash Drive's autostart menu

When I insert my USB Flash Drive into my computer, I always get this little autostart popup: I was wondering, how to add elements to that list using the autorun.inf file? I know it's possible, ...
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Writing autorun.inf file for USB drive [duplicate]

I would like to write an autorun.inf file for my USB pen. My current autorun.inf file contains the following. However, it is NOT doing anything. [autorun] icon=drum.ico label=New label for drive ...
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usb flash drive contents replaced with a single shortcut

I was confused when I opened my flash drive all I saw was a shortcut with its target as C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe ~$WO.FAT32,_ldr@16 desktop.ini RET TLS " " You may refer to the images I ...
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load USB drive as CD drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make a USB Stick act like a CD After reading the comments below, it seems that Windows 7 only supports the label and icon entries. I followed the link they commented and ...
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Installing driver from custom file

I recently began reading about the autorun.inf entries on Microsoft's website. I read the section about [DeviceInstall]. It seems to give the 'device' being inserted the capability to install its own ...
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Disabled some Autorun-Programs now Windows start in startup repair

my Problem was: Computer doesn't start in Normal Mode -> solved this Issue by installing autoruns.exe(from MS) in Compatibility Mode and disabled some Programs. Then the Computer start normal but very ...
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Bypass disabled autorun for USB devices on Windows 7

The following was mentioned in a post regarding autorunning from a flash drive: "To get autorun working under Windows 7 requires special firmware on the drive and/or some specialty software ...
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Creating an audio CD that also opens a video presentation on a PC

I've seen this before with commercial CDs: they sound like regular a audio CD when inserted into a music player or stereo, but when inserted into a PC they instead open up a Flash presentation (.exe) ...
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How to create autorun menu for DVD content for both Windows and MacOS?

I need to present HTML content on a DVD, accessible form a nice autorun menu. Using autorun.inf is windows-only but this will need to run on both Windows and Mac, and DVD menus would be ok, but they ...
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Launch an application on local PC from a web-page

There is a webpage hosted at unix server serverX .The contents of the web-page are shown below. user1@server1 user2@server2 user3@server3 Now user1@server1 user2@server2 user3@server3 are links.In ...
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Can I enable AutoRun for specific USB drives only in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to make a (Windows 7) executable automatically run when I put in my thumb drive? I was looking for a "somewhat safe" method to automatically start a ...
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USB AutoRun Dialog: Open a webpage option not shown in dialog

I am attempting to make our webpage open when someone plugs in our USB device. My Problem: When we plug in the USB device the autorun dialog appears but there is never an option to open/run the ...
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Is there any way to force a Windows 7 computer to process autoruns.inf on a USB stick?

There is nothing nefarious about this question. We have some temporary worker who will be doing work on some confidential information. I would like to give them the data on a USB stick, set up as ...
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Udev rules failing to pass parameters

Linux newbie on Gentoo here. I am trying to write a udev rule that would run a Python script and pass some information whenever a usb device (specifically a usb modem) is inserted. I have: ...
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disc drive is starting up on its own, with cd inside already. random as far as I can tell

i will have a cd or dvd left inside my laptop, and it will be fine most of the time. occasionally, however, the drive just starts up on its own but does absolutely nothing. sort of like a car spinning ...
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Disable Device Stage Capability

Is it possible to prevent or disable autorun/autoplay/device-stage by modifying regedit? Because of some constraints, I cannot disable by Control Panel options. I found some related questions here, ...
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creating autorun.inf for windows 7

I'm trying to create a dvd for an offline version of a site (for language learners) and would like it to autorun. However, it appears not to work on Windows 7. The autorun.inf file is only: ...
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autorun.inf - not showing my program in the list of options?

I have a program thats called myApp.exe My inf file is this: [autorun] open=myApp.exe action=Run myApp icon=myApp.exe label=myApp The icon works and the label. But it won't show the .exe in the ...
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Disabling Autorun For Multiple Remote Desktop Connections On Windows Server 2008?

I have a few programs that run at startup. But it becomes very annoying when another client enters to the session with Remote Desktop Connection. The server starts to run the same processes. This is ...
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Can a virus on a flash drive run itself without autorun?

Someone told me that it's possible for a virus to run itself from Flash memories even if autorun.inf is not present or this feature is disabled using gpedit.msc. He said a virus can run itself as ...
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Bypass a program that runs before desktop?

What I mean by that is programs that say "a restart is required to do blah" and then run in a low-level mode before the operating system is loaded the next time you boot. Examples of this are Spybot ...
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How can I automatically run a script from my CD when the OS is up?

I want to write a script that will be run from my CD any time the OS finishes to go up. My questions: What type of script to write? What should I write to cause the script to run automatically when ...