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Jul
31
comment How to connect two computers to one monitor
Does Synergy allow you to share a single monitor? The description appears to talk about sharing a mouse and keyboard (only)?
Jul
31
comment How to connect two computers to one monitor
Do you have any other inputs on the monitor... VGA, HDMI, ...?
Jul
28
comment Run As dialog pops up at Windows boot/login - What program is trying to run?
"when your "Run As" window is open, open task manager" - Yes! I have since found that from the "Applciations" tab, right click on the "Run As" task and select "Go To Process".
Jul
28
comment Run As dialog pops up at Windows boot/login - What program is trying to run?
To find out what program is trying to "Run As": 1. Leave the "Run As" dialog open. 2. Open Task Manager. 3. Under the "Applications" tab right click on the Task "Run as". 4. Select "Go To Process".
Jul
28
comment Run As dialog pops up at Windows boot/login - What program is trying to run?
Yes - this is exactly it! I have an external LG DVD writer (which I've had for over a year) and lgfw.exe is run from HKLM\...\Run. This is largely unnecessary (although bizarrely I think there was a firmware update just the other week!). I've disabled it in Autoruns. After your first post (before the edit) I had actually found the same page and a very useful tip...
Jul
28
accepted Run As dialog pops up at Windows boot/login - What program is trying to run?
Jul
26
comment Network adapter (card) continuously disconnects / reconnects (when warmed up)
It's a PCI Gigabit Ethernet card connected to a gigabit switch with other gigabit devices. The built-in (motherboard) NIC that I'm now using is, however, just Fast Ethernet (100MBit).
Jul
26
revised Network adapter (card) continuously disconnects / reconnects (when warmed up)
Tried different cables
Jul
26
revised Network adapter (card) continuously disconnects / reconnects (when warmed up)
added 3 characters in body
Jul
25
asked Network adapter (card) continuously disconnects / reconnects (when warmed up)
Jul
25
comment Run As dialog pops up at Windows boot/login - What program is trying to run?
@Synetech My concern, however, is why the ATI drivers/software should suddenly be giving "problems" after having been installed and running perfectly OK for over 2 years?
Jul
24
comment Run As dialog pops up at Windows boot/login - What program is trying to run?
The other (unfortunate) possibility is that you have malware/virus that is attempting to run with elevated privileges?! Thanks for the corroboration, but I think there could be a number different reasons that could trigger this Run As dialog. I'm sure that disabling/hiding "Run As..." won't resolve the underlying the problem. (NB: This should really be a comment... if you had enough (50) reputation.)
Jul
24
comment Run As dialog pops up at Windows boot/login - What program is trying to run?
Thanks for the Autoruns tip. I guess it is possible the Sansa Clip Zip has installed something - can USB devices do this? Windows did the usual "Installing new hardware" when the Sansa Clip Zip was first connected via USB. It behaves just like a standard external drive (two in fact - one for the internal memory of the device and one for the additional MicroSD card). The only slight oddity I find is that when you connect the device, it automatically opens an Explorer window (one for each internal and MicroSD card) showing the device contents. Normal USB storage devices don't appear to do this?
Jul
24
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Jul
24
comment Run As dialog pops up at Windows boot/login - What program is trying to run?
I don't have much in scheduled tasks, and nothing recent that would seem to cause this. I had glanced over msconfig previously, but I am now comparing the msconfig-listed start programs with task manager running processes to see if I can spot any anomalies. The SanDisk (mp3 player) is not connected on boot.
Jul
24
comment Run As dialog pops up at Windows boot/login - What program is trying to run?
@Synetech Thanks for the tip regarding ATI services. I appear to have only one, ATI HotKey Poller (which I do not seem to require). I have disabled this, but I still get the Run As dialog at login and the events are still logged under ACEEventLog.
Jul
23
asked Run As dialog pops up at Windows boot/login - What program is trying to run?
Jul
23
comment Google Chrome calling nypost.com every ~5 seconds
@Mahn Little Snitch is simply the tool being used to monitor outgoing traffic from the machine. What does this have to do with the same origin policy?
Jul
22
awarded  Constituent
Jul
21
comment Will deleting (Default) entries in registry cause system instability?
@TomWijsman: Whether HKLM\...\Run is any different, but this appears to be included in enumeration(?), appears in msconfig if a value is set and does run the assigned program on boot. Apparently certain malware assign values to the (Default).