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Windows 7: Weird Popup from Win7

12 Aug 2010   #1
CybrGuy

Win7 HP
 
 
Weird Popup from Win7

I started getting a very odd popup that I had never seen before from any OS. This was using Win7 HPx64. It reads: "Your computer appears to have been running non-stop for a long time. Please put the computer into hibernate or standby when not in use (on the start menu). You can also use the Windows power settings to make the system suspend automatically: see the Windows control panel options." Any thoughts on where this is coming from? Is it a new Windows popup?


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12 Aug 2010   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Someting like this ?


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12 Aug 2010   #3
LiPoUrR

Windows 7
 
 

maybe it is virus! try to scan ur pc... or maybe u can go to control panel and go to power settings and to edit plan setting!
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12 Aug 2010   #4
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Can you post a screen cap of it for us?
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12 Aug 2010   #5
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Yeah, a screenshot would go a long way when trying to figure out something.
As they say, "A picture is worth a thousand words"

It could be a prank program. I've never heard of Windows giving a message like that.
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12 Aug 2010   #6
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gladson1976 View Post
As they say, "A picture is worth a thousand words"
Yes.. Yes it is

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12 Aug 2010   #7
reesehyde

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

How long has your computer been on for?
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13 Aug 2010   #8
CybrGuy

Win7 HP
 
 

I had to reboot the system and the message is now gone. I have no idea how to make it return. Never seen it before on any OS.
I did capture it while it was there. I probably hadn't rebooted in a week or so.


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13 Aug 2010   #9
CyberZeus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install
 
 

I have never seen this. I had computer running for months with no messages.
Try to install an antivirus, like Avast Free, and scan your computer.

Bye
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13 Aug 2010   #10
Crunchy Doodle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

We have six PCs in our house running Windows 7 Ultimate that are on 24/7 with no standby or hibernation. I can assure you I've never seen a weird pop-up as you describe. It is not intrinsically coming from Windows 7, but more likely something you may have installed, or was bundled in by the maker of your PC.

You hinted that this is an HP machine. My experience with HP is that they bundle in HP specific utilities and tools that are supposed to give you a "superior customer experience". I took great pleasure blowing away the hard drive on my HP laptop and installing Windows 7 Home Premium. No more helpful suggestions about maintenance from HP.

Bye.
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