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My Dell 9400 is infected, but I am unable to determine by what.

Question: My Dell 9400 is infected, but I am unable to determine by what.

Dell Inspiron 9400 LT
Win XP Pro
 
XP updaes will not install, and it takes 10 minutes for it to start up. Browsers don't always take me where I want to go.
 
ETC.
 
I reviewed a similiar situation in another post and am going to try those tecniques.
 

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Preferred Solution: My Dell 9400 is infected, but I am unable to determine by what.

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I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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Answer: My Dell 9400 is infected, but I am unable to determine by what.

That slow start could be caused by too many items in startup, a failing hdd, a very fragmented hdd or malware.
Suggest you backup all important files or create an image of the entire drive and store it on an external medium. If the 
hdd is failing, the more you use it the more likely it will become unbootable and unable to recover files.
 
Use CCleaner to cleanup the crud. Once you have done that open CCleaner and click on Tools and choose Startups.
At the bottom of that page you will see a button when clicked will allow you post the list of programs presently starting up
at boot. Post that list back here.
 
After you have backed up the computer and posted the list of startups you can run some programs to hopefully find and
remove whatever adware and malware is on the computer.
 
Use the instructions for Rkill, MBAM, AdwCleaner, Junkware Removal Tool, and Eset online scanner in your previous topic for a different computer.
Make sure that all active security programs are stopped from running/ disabled before running the scans.

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Question: Dell 9400

hello,
read and run me first logs attached!
thanks a lot,
greg
 

Answer:Dell 9400

last log...
many thanks!
 

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Question: Dell Inspiron 9400

Yet another possibly simple fix request.

I have recently obtained a Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop, which had been loaded by my inlaws grand children with all sorts of add-ons tool bars and other such crap.

Anyway, it never really worked as it should, so I re-installed windows XP (sort of base restore) and have found the following missing....

SM Bus controller driver

I went to the Dell site and downloaded all relevant drivers for the model by its serial tag, and this is the only one that doesnt seem to acknowledge being installed.

I followed the usual guide as to how to and in what order etc, but this driver still shows as not being installed?????

Do I need to re-install from the start, or is there a quick fix to get this driver working?

Basically, I cannot connect to the internet via wired connection, and am assuming this is what is holding me up.

Any hints or pointers greatly appreciated, in advance.
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 9400

lastagain said:





Yet another possibly simple fix request.

I have recently obtained a Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop, which had been loaded by my inlaws grand children with all sorts of add-ons tool bars and other such crap.

Anyway, it never really worked as it should, so I re-installed windows XP (sort of base restore) and have found the following missing....

SM Bus controller driver

I went to the Dell site and downloaded all relevant drivers for the model by its serial tag, and this is the only one that doesnt seem to acknowledge being installed.

I followed the usual guide as to how to and in what order etc, but this driver still shows as not being installed?????

Do I need to re-install from the start, or is there a quick fix to get this driver working?

Basically, I cannot connect to the internet via wired connection, and am assuming this is what is holding me up.

Any hints or pointers greatly appreciated, in advance.Click to expand...

The SM Bus Controller is an Intel chipset and the driver isn't available from Dell. Basic instructions on how to obtain the driver and how to install it are located here.
 

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hello to all..im fairly new to this stuff,but just wondering if anyone knows where the password chip is located on my dell inspiron 9400..my missis changed it then threw me out.(long story haha)honestly..I bought it second hand so im a bit stuck..im capable of removing chip and reading them..soldering is not a problem..if not i wil have to scrap it on ebay..plz help got loads of my work info on it..thanx..
 

Answer:dell inspiron 9400..

Do a search elsewhere on this TechSpot forum for information on Dell passwords... you may be out of luck on that model... I would look for the name she called you, or some negative reference... If she intentionally did the password thing, then you will be able to figger it out eventually.
 

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Question: Dell 9400 laptop

Hi I have a dell 9400 it wouldnt start up had the flashing lights black screen ,tryed all the lil fixes didnt work ,so I decided to dissasemble it because my latch wasnt working right n found I only had one fan is that normal

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Hi,
Does the INSPIRON 9400 take 2 x 2 GB RAM and which one do you recommend to buy?
I started using Windows7 and want to virtualize some machines and need more RAM. Currently I go 2 x 1 GB from DELL equipped, but there is no upgrade by DELL to 2 x2 GB, only from KINGSTON:
Hope somebody has experience and allready upgraded his machine and can give me the results.

Joey

Answer:4GB RAM on DELL INSPIRON 9400

Hi Canis,
According to the Owner's Manual for your Inspiron 9400, the maximum supported RAM is 2Gb, which is what you already have. The Intel 945 Chipset doesn't support more than a total of 2Gb, so there is no point to trying to put 2 x 2Gb in to the system. At best the system will only recognise 1Gb from each card, for a total of 2Gb, and at worst the system won't boot up at all. Even if the system did boot up it is likely to give memory errors and be quite unstable, so I would strongly recomend that you don't try it.
Jonathan.
PQSA Services.
Assisting NGO's with IT Support Services.

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Hi there, i have a dell inspiron 9400 with no sound. I t has sound coming through headphone jack and sound appears in the volume mixer but no sound at all.
There does not appear to be a problem with the driver or device and i have just replaced the speakers and still no joy, please help and thanks in advance, Damian!
 

Answer:Dell inspiron 9400 no sound

This seems to be a common problem with Dell's. You might want to try the solutions posted in this thread.

DELL 9400 No sound via internal speakers
 

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I was working on my Inspiron 9400 while it was charging when suddenly the screen flashed and then the computer went off. Since then it wont come on. No lights or screen glow. Its dead.
Can anyone please help?
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 9400 won't work

does the rest of the machine still do something or is everything non reactive?
 

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When I start the computer, I get this error:This computer system (computer name) is protected by a password authentication system. You cannot access the data on this computer without the correct password.I don't know the password. How can I bypass this to be able to make the computer boot up? I want to rebuild the computer with Windows XP.

Answer:Dell Inspiron 9400 With Vista

Unfortunately this violates the rules of Bleeping Computer. We will not assist with the defeating of password protection.From the Rules ( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/boardrules.php ):No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user.This topic is closed

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I am having trouble enabling my Bluetooth on my laptop. It is enabled in the BIOS and I went to the Dell website and downloaded the Dell Bluetooth software and it prompted me to enable it by pressing (FN + F2) and that turned off my wireless card and did not turn on the Bluetooth. I looked inside the Control Panel and did not see an option for Bluetooth Devices. Please assist.
 

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I just became the owner of a Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop that has had the OS removed. According to Dell support this laptop had been installed with Windows XP Professional 64-bit. I know that Microsoft no longer supports Wins XP, but I would like to use this laptop. A friend at work tried to install Win XP from a disk but my laptop came up with this error # 0x0000007E (0x0000005,0xf76120BF,0xfase208,0xf7ASDF08).
I have been out of work for 4yrs. and really can't afford 150.00 for a new Win. XP Prof. program. What can I do to get my laptop up and running? She is bluetooth and wifi ready and I ran a full diagnostic and she passed in all areas!

Please can someone help me!

MTS31801
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop without OS

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The Registry recently became corrupted on my Dell Inspiron 9400 and after several unsuccessful attempts at fixing it I am giving up and installing a new Crucial 120GB SSD and hopefully upgrading the OS to either Win 7 or 8. But this brings up several questions that I'm hoping someone can answer for me.
A) Will this old a laptop run either of these operating systems properly?
B) If so, will it run any version of them - Home, Premium, Pro, Ultimate, etc.
C) Will it run 64 bit or just 32 bit?
D) Can I do a clean install on a new Solid State Drive? And if so, do I need to buy an OS upgrade version or a full version, (I'm assuming there is a difference.) (I think I still have the original Win XP installation discs).

If this project is feasible and I get through all of the above are there any other problems that I am liable to run into?

Thanks for your time and advice.
 

Answer:Win 7/8 OS upgrade on Dell Inspiron 9400

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The display doesn't fit on my laptop (Dell Inspiron 9400). I use a separate monitor and keyboard. All was well until the left hinge on the laptop broke. A PC expert came round and fixed the hinge by removing the screen etc. Now the display is ok for the monitor but too big for the laptop. It's too wide and the top 1/4 repeats along the bottom. The guy had done something to speed it up but wouldn't say what. He said it was a software problem and the system needed to be completely restored from the discs and left me with the problem. Total restore is not really an option, but I did try to restore to a date before he was here. There were no retore points available. I don't know why. In the end I did try control f11 which has worked before but that now doesn't. I really do not want to restore. I just want to be able to use my laptop without the monitor when I travel.

I have tried change the resolution but that has no effect on the laptop, just on the monitor
 

Answer:Display too big Dell Inspiron 9400

First make sure the correct driver for the laptop's graphics adapter is installed by checking Device Manager. If no error symbols are shown there, then everything is probably okay as far as drivers are concerned.

Now go to Control Panel >> Display >> Advanced Settings (I think, but I no longer have Windows XP so not sure).
What you are looking for is the "Display Resolution" adjustment. It may be set at the wrong values. See if you can drag the slider towards the right (higher resolution). Then click 'OK' to save the new setting. You won't actually see the result until after you click 'OK' so you may have to experiment with various resolution settings until you get the image to display proper size on the laptop screen.

If you are unable to change the resolution (slider won't move or it's already at it's highest setting) then you may need to re-install the video driver.
You can download that from the Dell website appropriate for your part of the world.
 

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Hi can any one help!!! I need to reset the system administrator password of my dell inspiron 9400 laptop. if anybody can help me locate the eeprom on the system board.
 

Answer:Dell inspiron 9400 bios reset

Have you ever heard of removing the CMOS battery and leave it for few hours?
 

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Hi all,

Apologies if this is in the wrong section, can be moved if necessary.

Having trouble getting my brothers laptop to boot from cd, upgrading it from XP to WIN 7. I have changed the BIOS settings to boot from cd and pressed f12 and clicked on boot from cd in that menu, but no joy. A blank screen with _ flashing comes up the disk spins for a second but then it just goes straight to XP.

The CD is fine as I did a fresh reinstall on my own computer a couple of days ago.

If anyone has any ideas what I'm doing wrong or not doing it would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Answer:Dell Inspiron 9400 wont boot from cd

You need to boot the Windows 7 DVD from a DVD drive, not a CD drive.

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I recently bought a replacement battery off ebay and it has 12 months warranty.

As soon as i plugged it in the laptops fan turned up and then the system turned off (was running on ac power).

When i tried to turn it on the bios gave a 2 sec flash and then the screen said

System in Manufacturing Mode Level [CA]

To return to normal press Fn+X - (not exact wording)

Ive tried pressing F2 whilst start up, ive tried the Fn + X, ive tried Fn + F, but no luck.....

Please Help!!
 

Answer:Manufacturing Mode on Dell Inspiron 9400

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Hey Everyone,
My friend has a Dell Inspiron 9400 Laptop, and he wants me to format it for him. I tried to use the quick format utility. However, when I start the laptop, the dell splash screen comes up with the options of F12 and F2 for boot options and bios options. However, the normal www.dell.com splash screen where you are supposed to hit CTRL+F11 does not come up, it just comes up with a blank blinking cursor for about 3 seconds and goes to the windows bootup.

I have found a site called the DSRFIX tool that is supposed to repair the repair partition. But I am wondering if I am doing anything wrong. My friend says that he didn't have any kind restore discs with his laptop. So, I am wondering if I need to run this repair utility to get the partition back, or if his laptop does not have the restore partition. He does have the diagnostic utility when you go into boot options, but there is no option for the repair utility.

On my own dell laptop, the www.dell.com splash with the blue ribbon on the top and CTRL+F11 works for my Inspiron 9300. Can someone help me figure out what is going wrong here?

Thanks for any help.
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 9400 Format Troubles

Sounds like you are doing everything correctly. The restore partition may be corrupt. After taking thousands of complaints Dell changed it's mind on not offering restore cd's. Your friend (and you) can call Dell support, give them the necessary info, and they will send a free restore cd in just a few days.
 

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Hi,

Have had this notebook for a while and have never had any problems, until this morning!

Switched on as normal but NOTHING on the screen!! - running from mains power and all lights seem to be working ok.

Can't even switch it off, the stand by light just stays on.

Unable to contact DELL support until Monday, hoping someone can please help.

Many thanks,

Brian
UK
 

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Hi guys,

I have a Dell Inspiron 9400, service pack 3.

Up until Monday, my sound was working fine. Now I simply can't get any sound out of my laptop whatsoever!

I am wondering whether someone has somehow changed settings or volumes I don't know about so if anyone can suggest anywhere to look I'd appreciate it.

I know my soundcard AND speakers are fine. I checked my Device Manager and the device is fine. I also ran a diagnostics check at startup.. as in the F12 key and checked the sound.. I heard a few melodies, clicked the 'yes' I can hear button and the test was complete..

So why, when I turn on my laptop and play a song/video/etc.. can I not hear a single sound?

Obviously, my laptops general settings are not muted.. I have checked.

Any help would be appreciated!
 

Answer:I'm stumped - Sound Issue with Dell Inspiron 9400

The sound has been fixed, I found the problem programme.. PowerDVD. I would delete my post but I have no idea how?!
 

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Would anyone know where I can find steps on how to replace a dell Inspiron 9400 dc jack?

Thanks
 

Answer:steps on how to replace a dell Inspiron 9400 dc jack

hi heres youtube video found showing how to take out motherboard.DC jack is 1.99mm can be got from ebay and if youre looking for some parts for dell 9400 found this on ebay also see below links :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zl2GKcg15Jg

http://shop.ebay.ie/patllfixit/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p4340

Cheers,
Corridor.:wave
 

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Hi i am trying to install vista on a dell inspiron 9400, whenever i install i it gets to a certain stage then i get a bsod, i have tested the hard drive it is fine, and i can install win 7 no probs, i have used killdisk to fully wipe the drive but no luck, also when the pc starts up the screen looks corrupt/ graphics artefacts or something this only happens on the boot screen and in the bios soon as i boot from a disk it disappears, i also updated the bios any idea what this is?
 

Answer:Solved: Cant install vista on dell inspiron 9400

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I have a Dell Inspiron 9400 with Windows XP installed. I have the laptop since April 2007.
Yeasterday I left the laptop in stand-by for about 1 hour, when I got back the screen was black and could not be revived in any mode.
I have switched off the PC by pressing the power button until power went off.

When I try to start the laptop the Dell logo would come on with a weird pattern of green dots in the back ground, then the usual XP logo would come on, still green dot pattern all over the screen and then the screen would go blank.

I have ran all the available system diagnostics for Memory, Harddisk and system componenents at start-up and they all passed. In addition the laptops power sources are working well.

Then I have run the genuine Dell-XP CD Rom and run the 'Repair Installation' option.
This would run normally and even the screen was normal until after the first Boot request. Then rebootet the PC and configuration would go on for about 10 minutes ... then the screen just blanks out again.

Please help ... I need some fresh ideas on what else I could do.
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 9400 - Black screen after boot

you got it in April, 2007? is less then a year. don;'t u still have Dell support and/or warranty coverage to try? (though, granted, dell support can be its own problem sometimes) ,
 

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Hi i am trying to install vista on a dell inspiron 9400, whenever i install i it gets to a certain stage then i get a bsod, i have tested the hard drive it is fine, and i can install win 7 no probs, i have used killdisk to fully wipe the drive but no luck, also when the pc starts up the screen looks corrupt/ graphics artefacts or something this only happens on the boot screen and in the bios soon as i boot from a disk it disappears, i also updated the bios any idea what this is?

Answer:Cant install vista on dell laptop inspiron 9400

If you can install Windows 7 but not Vista it seems to point to your install disk.

If you can install Windows 7 why bother with Vista.

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Hoping to get some help on this.  Just bought the listed subject laptop, and misread the details thinking the laptop had the backlit keyboard which it does not have (I was actually reading backlit 'display').
   Can anyone tell me if I can install a backlit keyboard in this laptop, and make the backlite work?
   My other option is returning it, but got a great price and would rather not do that.
   All help would be greatly appreciated!  Thank You

Answer:Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5565 with AMD A9-9400 processor

It appears there is a backlit keyboard option -- whether you want to disassemble a brand new system to install one is a question only you can answer.
www.amazon.com/.../B074Y3LLBY

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Hi i have a Dell inspiron 9400, for some time now my sound has not worked from my speakers on the laptop, but when i plug in headphones i can hear through them so i dont think it is the soundcard. I noticed when I put the headphone jack into the microphone slot and pushed up towards the screen the sound would come out of the speakers. I opened up the laptop to see if there were any visible signs of a loose conection but could not see one. Do you have any suggestions or ideas on this? I tried cleaning the area and checked all visible connections. kind regards, Danny Causer
Dell Inspiron 9400
Windows Vista SP 1 build 6001
Intel Core 2 T7200 @ 2.00 GHZ
2G
ATI Radeon Mobility X1400 128mb
Microsoft High definition audio device
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 9400 Laptop speakers not working

Any thoughts yet guys, is there anywhere you could suggest i could get help from?
 

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Hello- One day, my Dell was working perfectly fine...The next, it gave me the BLACK SCREEN OF DEATH! I was devastated...So I took it to Best Buy, and all of the GEEK SQUAD pretty much told me to just buy a new one...However, EVERYTHING is on this laptop and I want to at least TRY to save it...One agent did, however, suggest that I change the memory sticks... So I ordered the memory sticks...I installed them, and I got a screen about Windows not starting correctly, and asking if I wanted to startup in SAFE MODE or NORMALLY...So I clicked NORMALLY...It gave me the Windows screen, which I haven't seen in a LONG TIME...Then, IT WENT DEAD AGAIN...Now, I can't even get the Windows screen...Let me explain what IS happening: 1. The fan is running for all of 2 minutes, then it cuts off when the screen goes black. 2. I can hear the startup noises, but it won't let me hit F8 and try to start it in any other mode. I tried the TAKE THE BATTERY OUT AND DRAIN THE POWER AND RESTART IT WITH AN ADAPTER...DID.NOT.WORK. I really love this pc and I feel like Sarah Jessica Parker on *** and the City when her laptop went dead...Can anyone PLEASE help me with this issue? Thanks!

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Hi, this is my first post!.
I've been trying to install my old ATI X1400 in W8 With no Success....

After days of thinking, I installed W7 X64 and the drivers in CCC 9.3 modded as you can read in this post: ATi Mobility x1400 Build 7100 x64 - Windows 7 Forums

It worked, but then I updated my system to W8 Enterprise and the drivers where bad again....

Any Solution?

Best Regards.

Carlos.

Answer:ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 In DELL Inspiron 9400 on Windows 8 X64

This is THE SOLUTION!! It worked!

Getting Legacy ATI Mobility Drivers working on Windows 8 x64 - Robert McLaws: Windows Edition

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I've had the Dell Inspiron 9400 (E1705) for years, upgraded it to Win 7 Ultimate and the ATI x1400 driver with Mobility Modder to get full screen resolution functionality and better performance.
Windows update showed the Win10 icon and I ran a compatibility test which returned a favorable upgrade result - so I ran the update. Obviously the Modded driver is gone - replaced by a generic MS driver that gives me only 2 resolutions and poor video performance.
The 9400 is old, heavy, and slow - but it's a "tank" and great for just sitting on the kitchen counter for recipes. If the CPU isn't overloaded with background missions - it's a solid and reliable performer for a limited set of tasks.
Can anyone suggest a fix or mod to get the x1400 running on Windows 10?
Thanx

Answer:Old Dell 9400/E1705 Workhorse ATI x1400 Driver for Windows 10

Have look at this article from March this year. Might work for you too (maybe with a few changes)

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I've had the Dell Inspiron 9400 (E1705) for years, upgraded it to Win 7 Ultimate and the ATI x1400 driver with Mobility Modder to get full screen resolution functionality and better performance.
Windows update showed the Win10 icon and I ran a compatibility test which returned a favorable upgrade result - so I ran the update. Obviously the Modded driver is gone - replaced by a generic MS driver that gives me only 2 resolutions and poor video performance.
The 9400 is old, heavy, and slow - but it's a "tank" and great for just sitting on the kitchen counter for recipes. If the CPU isn't overloaded with background missions - it's a solid and reliable performer for a limited set of tasks.
Can anyone suggest a fix or mod to get the x1400 running on Windows 10?
Thanx

Answer:Old Dell 9400/E1705 Workhorse ATI x1400 Driver for Windows 10

Have look at this article from March this year. Might work for you too (maybe with a few changes)

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Hi Everyone,

I'm having some weird problems with my Dell Inspiron laptop. While using my laptop I got a "paged fault in nonpaged area" blue screen and it just died. When it booted back up the screen was covered in weird wavy blue dots. These disappeared when the windows vista progress bar was loading, but it never even gets to the log in screen. I thought it might be windows, so I tried the dual boot of Ubuntu and that didn't get to the log in screen either. I then tried reformatting the computer, and I could boot to CD and install windows. But then after rebooting I get the same wavy dots/stripes across the screen. They go away when the progress bar comes up loading vista, but once again the screen goes blank and windows vista log in fails to load. I've tried the dell diagnostics, and all the parts pass - so I'm not quite sure what the problem is.

The laptop itself is about 4 years old. Its a Dell Inspiron 9400, Intel Centrino Duo processor. nVidia 7900GS graphics card.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers

Nelson
 

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Hi Everyone,

I'm having some weird problems with my Dell Inspiron laptop. While using my laptop I got a "paged fault in nonpaged area" blue screen and it just died. When it booted back up the screen was covered in weird wavy blue dots. These disappeared when the windows vista progress bar was loading, but it never even gets to the log in screen. I thought it might be windows, so I tried the dual boot of Ubuntu and that didn't get to the log in screen either. I then tried reformatting the computer, and I could boot to CD and install windows. But then after rebooting I get the same wavy dots/stripes across the screen. They go away when the progress bar comes up loading vista, but once again the screen goes blank and windows vista log in fails to load. I've tried the dell diagnostics, and all the parts pass - so I'm not quite sure what the problem is.

The laptop itself is about 4 years old. Its a Dell Inspiron 9400, Intel Centrino Duo processor. nVidia 7900GS graphics card.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers

Nelson
 

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I've been getting this warning for weeks now. It used to work just fine. Is there anyway to fix it or get rid of the warning ? Everything is up to date as far as I can tell .

Answer:Unable to determine warranty

I have the same problem with a twist although warranty registers in metro mode and not desk top mode 

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I have the ThinkPad T60p (2007 model) and Lenovo's spec sheet says it supports up to 4GB but not on the Intel 945PM and GM chipsets. However I'm unable to tell which chipset I have. I tried Belarc and it didn't mention any of the chipsets that Lenovo mentions. Does Windows (XP) or Lenovo have a utility I can use to identify this or all of the hardware I have?













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Max RAM? Unable to determine hardware

Welcome to the forum!
 
While your ThinkPad will recognize 4GB of RAM in BIOS, only 3GB will be usable regardless of OS used, due to a chipset limitation.
 
This holds true for all R60/e, T60/p, X60/s/T and Z61e/m/p/t ThinkPads.

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I am running XP Home, SP2. Interet Explorer 7. Windows are fully up to date. My AV and my Antispyware program keep taking longer and longer to scan and each day more and more files are being added to my computer. A virus scan of a month ago took 30 minutes to scan 389000 files. Todays scan took 37 minutes to scan 408,000 files. Each day the number of files scanned increases. Also, whatever I have seems to corrupt my Outlook Express (OE) file. OE will run fine for a day or two. Then it will not open. When I click on the icon to open OE, I get the Windows XP error ding. I then run SFC /scannow and then OE works fine for a day or two. I ran a bunch of scans:1. Spybot, Adaware and Superantipsyware detected nothing2. NOD32 Antivirus detects nothing3. Panda detects:a. adware/wupd in the windowes registryb. Potentially unwabted tool: Application/killapp.b in c:\hp\bin\killit.exec. adware/Vog in C:\program files\comcasttoolbar\comcasttoolbarr.dll_0_Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:12:19 PM, on 7/3/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spool... Read more

Answer:I Think I'm Infected, But Can't Determine The Cause

PROBLEM RESOLVED.

Somehow, my system restore function got turned on. Turned it off and my AV/AS scans are back to normal. Please disregard my original post.

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Been receiving numerous BSOD for months. I never was able to determine the exact cause the first time. Most of the time the error occurs during a game such as Skyrim, Diablo 3. However, sometimes the error happened when watching videos on YouTube or even while idle.

Every time I thought I fixed it, I get a new one. Most of the time it was IRQ less than or equal. I swapped to an older card and it was less frequent, but still got them. Im back to the original card and still get the errors. Sometimes going days without errors, sometimes cant even go 20 minutes without one.

Im a bit lost in the dark on this one, documentation on the web point every direction, blaming video drivers, windows programs and even wireless adapters.

Answer:BSOD, unable to determine exact cause

The TP link network adapter is old.

Code:
fffff880`05e09000 fffff880`05fe7000 athurx (deferred)
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\athurx.sys
Image name: athurx.sys
Timestamp: Wed Apr 20 15:37:45 2011 (4DAEB071)
CheckSum: 001E1C78
ImageSize: 001DE000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Update it from Download - Welcome to TP-LINK , by matching your device number.

And, Disable USB Selective Suspensd too.
USB Selective Suspend - Turn On or Off

Let us know the results.
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck D1, {74, 2, 1, fffff88005672cec}

Probably caused by : usbohci.sys ( usbohci!OHCI_ProcessDoneIsoTd+30 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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5: kd> !analyze -v
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Heya!

I seem to be getting the BSOD when playing games, most recently during a game of Dota2.

When the BSOD does occur my computer hangs and a weird, electronic - it's hard to describe - whining sound comes through the speakers.

I've run the SF_Diagnostic_Tool.exe as per the instructions. Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers

Answer:BSOD Unable to determine origin

Hi bickas.

Daemon Tools, Alcohol 120% and Power Archiver Pro uses SCSI Pass Through Direct (SPTD), which is a well known BSOD causer. Uninstall the program at first. Then download SPTD standalone installer from Disk-Tools.com, and execute the downloaded file as guided below :
Double click to open it.
Click this button only:

If it is grayed out, as in the picture, there is no more SPTD in your system, and you just close the window.
Free up the startup. Windows does not need any other program to auto start with it, but the auto start programs often conflicts and causes various problems including BSODs.
Click on the Start button
Type “msconfig (without quotes), click the resulting link. It will open the System Configuration window.
Select the “Startup” tab.
Deselect all items other than the antivirus.
Apply > OK
Accept then restart.
I would suggest you to uninstall Viscosity Virtual Adapter V9.1, at least as a test.

Code:
Unloaded modules:
fffff880`058b5000 fffff880`058c2000 visctap0901.
fffff880`0a13a000 fffff880`0a170000 WUDFRd.sys
fffff880`015d7000 fffff880`015e5000 crashdmp.sys
fffff880`015e5000 fffff880`015f1000 dump_pciidex
fffff880`015f1000 fffff880`015fc000 dump_msahci.
fffff880`010d0000 fffff880`010e3000 dump_dumpfve
Now let us know the results. Please be aware that a Stop 0x101 causes due to a wide range of possible causes, from hardware to software. So the entire troubleshooting may take a time and a lot of alternative tes... Read more

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Occasionally, my entire system will just hang and either be forced to restart, or, very rarely, it will be able to regain control and continue working. I've ran memtest and memtestx86 to determine if the cause is my ram, but both tests showed the ram is working fine. The cause could be my GPU, an ASUS R9 290, but I have already done two RMA's to have the card repaired.

To get a bit of insight on these BSOD's, my system is very unstable for most games. When running Rust, my system seems to be extremely stable and can run the game for eternity. Whilst watching videos on youtube, the system is somewhat stable, the potential of a crash is still there, but I am free to do as I please for hours. Now, when playing other games, such as: League of Legends, Garry's Mod, Fallout: New Vegas, Bordelands 2, the system is extremely unstable. The most I can get is a few hours and crashing is extremely frequent.

I have been told that doing a bios update fixes most problems of an unstable system, but my motherboard rejected the latest bios that I tried to use in the update. I am afraid I have nothing left up my sleeve, and thus, must turn to these forums.

I have used the DM Log Collector program, so the ZIP is attached below. I am hoping to have this problem resolved soon as I must escape this elo hell in League of Legends and reach my true potential: Challenjour.

Answer:Strange BSODs, Unable to Determine Cause Alone

So let's go through all that I do know and what I think I know.

System is somewhat unstable. BSODs are occurring a few times a day and seem to be reducing their occurrence as the days go on.

When the system crashes, there is not Blue Screen displayed, the system automatically restarts.

It would appear that Google Chrome could be possibly causing these crashes as I am able to play games for a longer period of time with Google Chrome closed. When it is open, the system will crash more frequently and even crash whilst I am watching videos or looking on various forums.

Some games retain stability for longer, Rust, World of Warcraft. Other games have some stability to them, League of Legends, Fallout: New Vegas. And other games will almost always crash within the first hour, Garry's Mod, Borderlands 2. So these crashes really depend on a factor. A factor that I do not know because I cannot read these .dmp files and someone has yet to view this thread and read them to me.

It's really a game of guessing and I am losing.

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Hi,
this has been a long standing issue.... I have never been able to send emails using an SMTP mailer. Never!

I am on a Mac (with Parallels). I use Bluehost for hosting. I have even tried a VPN to get this resolved and nothing works. Ever. But I am getting close to the heart of the issue after many years of trying (This issue has financially crippled my business - so any assistance would be GREATLY appreciated)

Here are some of the things that I found online that may be of use...

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/300171
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1168317/check-status-of-one-port-on-remote-host
http://forums.holdemmanager.com/manager-general/317012-unable-connect-remote-server.html

Also I saw something relating HIVE from Microsoft which relates to user profiles

I am at my witts end trying to resolve this.

Thanks
 

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Recently my Wells Fargo online banking was hacked.  I travel a good bit with my work and use a multitude of wireless networks.  Most of the time, I am at a work location where I'm behind a corporate firewall on a private network, but some of the time I'm using hotel wireless or god-forbidden airport wireless networks.  In order to hack my online banking info this person would have needed to know my username and most of my social security number in order to get the WF customer service to believe that he was me.  Fortunately, I caught everything this bugger was doing before he did any real damage.  However, the Wells Fargo people are telling me that I should treat this incident as identity theft and thoroughly scan my computer for viruses, trojans, keyloggers, and other malware to try to make sure that this does not repeat.  My company has McAfee VirusScan Enterprise + AntiSpyware Enterprise 8.8 running on all machines on the network (including my laptop) and I've run scans with Malwarbytes and CCleaner and I appear to be coming up pretty clean there.  What else should I do to insure that I'm not infected in some way?

Answer:Trying to determine if my laptop is infected

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Ant... Read more

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Last night I purchased an airline ticket on-line from a major carrier (I verified I had an https connection before entering my credit card number) and within minutes of making the purchase someone started using my credit card to make numerous charges.  I ran a scan with McAfee and with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and they both came up with nothing unusual.  However, I have noticed some unusual behavior recently.  My computer no longer will go to sleep when not used for a while, even though the power setting for sleeping are enabled.  I've noticed this for the last few months.  In addition, for the last few days I now have had several occasions where I locked my screen for a few hours and when I returned and tried to unlock it, the computer was frozen and I had to shut it down using the power button.  I've never had this problem before.  Can you please take a look and see if you can find any malware?
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16736
Run by Bruce at 21:24:29 on 2013-12-11
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4009.2230 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {ADA629C7-7F48-5689-624A-3B76997E0892}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {16C7C823-5972-5907-58FA-0004E2F9422F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {959DA8E2-3527-57D1-4915-924367AD4F... Read more

Answer:Would Like To Determine If My Computer Is Infected

Hi and Welcome!!   
My name is Jeff. I would be more than happy to take a look at your malware results logs and help you with solving any malware problems you might have. Logs can take a while to research, so please be patient and know that I am working hard to get you a clean and functional system back in your hands. I'd be grateful if you would note the following:
The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for the issues on this machine.
It's often worth reading through these instructions and printing them for ease of reference.
If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask!! It's better to be sure and safe than sorry.
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.
If you happen to have a flash drive/thumb drive please have that ready in the event that we need to use it.
Please be sure to subscribe to the topic if you have not already done so.
IMPORTANT NOTE : Please do not delete, download or install anything unless instructed to do so.DO NOT use any TOOLS such as Combofix or HijackThis fixes without supervision. Doing so could make your system inoperable and could require a full reinstall of your operating system and losing all your programs and data.
Having said that....      Let's get going!!  
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  Please download TDSSKiller
Double click TDSSKiller.exe
Press Start Scan but do nothing else as we are just looking for what is there.
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Hello,

My year old computer has been running much slower than usual and I have noticed a few problems:

1. Every time I restart my computer, McAfee says "we blocked a device driver on your PC because it contains a threat or is untrustworthy." When I go to details it says Driver name = \Device\HarddiskVolume3\Windows\Temp\mc259B3.tmp

2. Also, each time I restart my computer a program (which I think is java) called Oracle America asks me to update jucheck.exe. This occurs even though I believe my java is up-to-date and was just updated.

Please help me out. Below are my DDS and GMER logs. I appreciate it.

2012-10-10 08:50:53 103936 ----a-w- C:\windows\SysWow64\cryptnet.dll
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==================== Find3M ====================
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2012-10-12 23:35:52 72104 ----a-w- C:\windows\CouponPrinter.ocx
2012-10-12 05:52:51 746984 ----a-w- C:\windows\SysWow64\deployJava1.dll
2012-10-08 19:26:15 73656 ----a-w- C:\windows\SysWow64\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
2012-10-08 19:26:15 696760 ----a-w- C:\windows\SysWow64\FlashPlayerApp.exe
2012-10-05 06:14:16 499712 ----a-w- C:\windows\SysWow64\msvcp71.dll
2012-10-05 06:14:16 348160 ----a-w- C:\windows\SysWow64\msvcr71.dll
2012-08-31 18:19:35 1659760 ----a-w- C:\windows\System32\drivers\ntfs.sys
2012-08-30 18:03:45 5559664 ----a-w- C:\windows\System32\ntoskrnl.exe
2012-08-30 17:12:02 39... Read more

Answer:Please help me determine if my computer is infected

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the t... Read more

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Hoping to get some help/answers.
Just purchased the above laptop in the subject line, believing it to have a 'backlit keyboard', when what I was reading actually said 'backlit Display'.
We really want a laptop with the backlit keyboard.  Can I purchase and install a Dell backlit keyboard for this laptop, and actually have it work once installed?
Our only other option is to return the laptop and purchase a different one with that feature, but we got a great price on this one, and I have researched keyboard prices and they are not that expensive.
ANY and ALL help is appreciated.  Thank You...

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I bought DELL 5110 i7 latop in 2012 05 but now when im going to chargeg it says adapter cannot determine connect higher volage.Please help me dont know what to do.battery helth also good. somtimes it charge sometimes not.

Answer:DELL 5110 ADAPTER CANNOT DETERMINE

Hi the message seems a little odd did you mean cannot determine correct higher voltage,I would contact dell as the charger may well have a fault.you should still be under warranty at this point in time.

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W7X64 Pro
ASUS X99-DELUXE
CPU5960X
DDR4 Crossair 2800Mhz
GTX750Ti/K5000/K20
M.2 Plextor 256GB Extended Drive System C: + Xp941 System C: 512 GB
WD Black2TB X3
XT750GB X2

When I run Windows performance Index
I get this message Unable to determine memory performance
Try various solutions avaliable on net.
Update hot fix memory as per as L3 cache more than 16MB
nothing solved this error windows still un rated

Answer:WEI Unable to determine memory performance Error

Welcome to the 7Forums!

It may appear your RAM may be a little faulty.

Try running Memtest86+ overnight.

Be sure to post back results.

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I built this computer about a year ago. Things were running smooth up until recently. I m usually pretty good at figuring out what is causing Errors on my computers but I cannot figure out what is causing this one. I do see kernel Errors in the event log but that is only about a bug check after it crashes.
I reinstalled windows
Updated the firmware on my C Drive and Motherboard
Installed windows updates
updated by graphics card drivers
Ran disk check on my C drive
I have attached all the logs. Thanks in advance for all the help.
Attachment 237336

Answer:Unable to Determine BSOD Cause. Occurs Randomly

Looks like problem with a NIC driver, update the following drivers:

Anchorfree HSS Adapter
fffff880`0f494000 fffff880`0f4a1000 taphss Tue Sep 15 21:58:23 2009 (4AAFF1DF)

Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet
fffff880`05000000 fffff880`0506a000 k57nd60a Tue May 10 06:42:30 2011 (4DC8C236)

Realtek RTL8192CE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC
fffff880`05279000 fffff880`053e4000 rtl8192Ce Fri Dec 03 11:56:21 2010 (4CF8CCD5)

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Hello, I am Bill and am in need of some assistance I believe. I mistakenly posted incorrectly and here is the corrected re-post.I have read the Preg guide and have complied with 1 through 56. downloaded dds.scr and it will not run (error message says "An unknown error has occurred. The program will be terminated." I deleted it, and reinstalled it to ensure it was not bad/corrupted. [I have ability to use a jump drive still]I also have a log file from HiJackThis program I was able to get on the computer, I don't know if I should upload it, so I will wait on that.7.I downloaded rootrepeal and have the logBefore I came here I was unable to use the task manager as it was saying "Disabled by Administrator" but I used a fix to get that function back.I do not have access to cmd.exe, internet explorer will not connect, neither will Firefox. Windows Update is also inoperative.I noticed the original anti-virus was not working, so with a jump drive, I was able to uninstall the old and reinstall Avast Anti-virus. I can not get it to connect to get a virus database with it though.The desktop is disabled and when I looked at what was selected for use, there is a icon of a black screen with "You are Infected" in red caps. I am unable to change it to anything else. (the desktop is not displaying it, as it is just displaying the "restore my active desktop"Now I am here, I am following the guide and will wait for instructions and not attempt anything els... Read more

Answer:Due to limited functionality, am unable to determine issue.

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. You can subscribe by clicking the Options box to the right of your topic title and selecting Track This Topic.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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Hello,
I need some help determing if my system is infected.
I found patch.js under Windows/temp folder and I thought it was suspicious I suspect its Norton AV related but can't tell for sure.

few days ago, I found couple of trojans under Windows/temp but it was successfully removed.

Please examin MGlogs attached and advise.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:need assistance to determine if system is infected.

attached is patch.js renamed as patch.txt for your review
 

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System has not been all that reliable with various alerts and strange behavior. I have run scans using Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware and only founded and cleaned up tracking cookies. However I have been receiving periodic displays such as the following:
IntuitUpdater.exe - Corrupt File. The file or directory c:\Windows\assembly\NativeImages_v4.0.030319_32\System.Xml.Linq is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility. Problem is this Win7 x64 has a Solid State Disk drive and I have been informed by Lenovo support that you cannot run fix or recover check disk operations on a SSD. I recall have a similar alert for DivX as I am not convinced the updater program is functioning. Also encountered a pop-up dialog when after starting up that was asking me to choose a program to open a file. I was able to trace this file name to "Kevin" and was found in the directory path of: Computer > Windows7_OS (C > Users. When file is opened using NotePad the contents said: The given profile is not found. AVG-Free 2013 and Comodo Firewall has not detected or quarantined anything malicious. Malwarebytes did quarantine on 12/8/2012 4 files attributed to vendor PUP.RiskwareTool.CK so there has been some prior history of Malware on this computer. At this stage I would like assistance in determining if the computer is still infected, so please send me a list of instructions that I'll need to follow to disable any software before running diagnostic reports to be anal... Read more

Answer:Determine if Malware has infected WIN7 x64

2/14/12 Please note: I had not intentionally duplicated this as I had no idea whether my thread had been submitted as I just found it hanging out in limbo.
Subsequently, I have attached files for analysis as I had not done so. You may either use this 2/13/2012 Post or the below that was created today - Thank you, Kevin

Win7 x64 logs detected Malware
I am attaching the logs for analysis as Malware has been detected and I have followed your instructions to the T. The only exception had been I had executed MalwareBytes Anti-Malware on 2012-12-08 as it Quarantined and deleted successfully 4 files as 2 registry items where false positives. Prior to executing your Win 7 Malware Removal/Cleaning Procedure I had restored these quarantined files so your scripted steps would do another scrubbing to ensure this computer will end up entirely clean after I take the next steps of instructions you provide to me. I am pasting below the mbam-log-2012-12-08 (15-39-09).txt results for reference only as I have attached all of (5) five logs from today's 2/14/2012 scans.

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.65.1.1000
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: v2012.12.08.07

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
Kevin Morgan :: KEVINMORGAN [administrator]

12/8/2012 3:39:09 PM
mbam-log-2012-12-08 (15-39-09).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|Q:\|)
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
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Hi,  I have recently bought a Lenovo G580.  Lenovo Solution Center has a permanent warning saying it is 'Unable to determine the warranty status'.  I have been onto the Lenovo support site, check warranty status page and enter the serial number, it says 'Machine Type and Serial not found in iBase'.  What does this mean?  How can I check the warranty status (bought from a reputable retailer, so I assume there's some kind of warranty attached) and how can I get rid of this message out of Lenovo Solution Center?!Thanks.

Answer:Lenovo G580 - Unable to determine Warranty Status

welcome to the community!
 
what info is returned if you use your machine type and S/N here: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-service/warranty-status/default.page? ?
 
regards.

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Ref case: SHA1: d752629e7fed54d4ccc7163e8f6bbb4efe2a558c
 
Would be most appreciative if you could help me identify this ransomware.  It has infected both my mother's and my father's computers.  I am only able to provide a screen shot of the ransomware message, which I uploaded to the ID Ransomware tool.  Unable to figure out how to attach the screen shot to this post, however.
 
It is a white text, blue background message, with two additional warning popups from a "Microsoft Support Desk" that provides a toll free number to call.  It does not ask for money in the message, but my father (unfortunately) did call the number, at which point they asked him for a lot of information about his computer and network settings, and eventually were able to take control of his computer by doing a screen share, at which point my father says the cursor was moving around on the screen by itself and lots of windows were being opened and changes were being made.  Then, the "help desk" people demanded money and threatened to report him to the authorities if he did not pay a fee for them to fix the problems, citing evidence of "illegal activities" they had located on his computer.  My father is a 71 year old retiree with not so much as a parking ticket his entire life!
 
Thanks very much in advance for your help
 

Answer:"Unable to determine ransomware" - only have screen shot, please advise

You can also upload screenshot on https://www.sendspace.com and give us download link 

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Ref case: SHA1: d752629e7fed54d4ccc7163e8f6bbb4efe2a558c
 
Would be most appreciative if you could help me identify this ransomware.  It has infected both my mother's and my father's computers.  I am only able to provide a screen shot of the ransomware message, which I uploaded to the ID Ransomware tool.  Unable to figure out how to attach the screen shot to this post, however.
 
It is a white text, blue background message, with two additional warning popups from a "Microsoft Support Desk" that provides a toll free number to call.  It does not ask for money in the message, but my father (unfortunately) did call the number, at which point they asked him for a lot of information about his computer and network settings, and eventually were able to take control of his computer by doing a screen share, at which point my father says the cursor was moving around on the screen by itself and lots of windows were being opened and changes were being made.  Then, the "help desk" people demanded money and threatened to report him to the authorities if he did not pay a fee for them to fix the problems, citing evidence of "illegal activities" they had located on his computer.  My father is a 71 year old retiree with not so much as a parking ticket his entire life!
 
Thanks very much in advance for your help
 

Answer:"Unable to determine ransomware" - only have screen shot, please advise

You can also upload screenshot on https://www.sendspace.com and give us download link 

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here is the thing - i need a tip, the internal sticker shows a lot of chinese picture, the only thing that is written with roman characters is the first line:it sais:  1584-100     (space)  S/N: a very long number - not sure if i should paste it here.one verse below there is this:Regulatory model:  chinese bushy-writing       //     RMN:  HSTNN-F05C  - not sure if this helpsnow - the "my comp -> properties -> sais it's a HP 210-2000 but it might be too general, there were countless incarnations of the 210-2XXX series.my unit uses 1,5 V ddr3  - 1GB  - 10600S samsung ram  - which renders the unit pretty much unusable, even after killing most of the services/processes it still eats 650-800 MB and opening a firefox literally ends the session.i need to know how to find the very exact type of the computer so that i can: buy a 2GB/4GB ddr3 chip  that would help, or just forget about it and dump it ;/any hints/tips welcome.kind regards,romanps. why does my "inside sticker" not look like any of the ones shown in the support vids? the computer was bought in poland 6 years ago, Have I been cheated? The chinese "writing" renders any support material totally useless.

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I just had to do a clean re-installation of Win XP Pro on my Dell Dimension 3000. I went to Dell.com to download the correct Video driver but, once installed, the system boots to a black screen with the verbiage "Cannot Display This Video Mode". The Dell site tells me I have an Intel 82865G Graphics Controller that shipped with the unit. I am accessing the drivers from Dell.com as I inputted my Service Tag # into their wizard - which pulls the actual drivers that shipped with the unit. I am the only owner of this device so I know a new video card has never been installed.
I have even tried downloading the same driver from the Intel site - once installed I get the same results.
The system, without a proper video driver installed, will boot into an 800 x 600 display mode but it is not correct.
What steps should I take to determine which driver(s) are truly needed to get this video problem resolved?
 

Answer:Can't Determine Video Adapter in Dell Dimension 3000

Are you using a Dell LCD monitor? If so, this link may be of interest:

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/document?c=us&l=en&s=gen&dn=FA1079260
 

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T42P 2374-Q39 Wireless Problems - I've tried every driver and followed instructions for install many times. I was able to successfully install it in the past but can't remember with driver/version I used. Using WinXP SP2 - just installed. Please help! Thanks!Message Edited by frustrated2009 on 06-05-2009 08:48 PMMessage Edited by frustrated2009 on 06-05-2009 08:59 PM

Answer:T42P 2374-Q39 Wireless Problems - Unable to determine exactly what driver I need

Bookmark this page, its the entry page to the Lenovo support pages for your 2374-Q39. In it you see you have the Intel 2200bg wireless card so this is the correct driver to use.





T500: Vista 32, 2.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 15.4" 1680x1050, 500GB 7200rpm, ATI Radeon HD3650 + Intel 4500MHD. T42: XP, 1.7GHz, 2GB RAM, 14.1" 1024x768, 250GB PATA, ATI Radeon 7500.

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i have Time computer which i bought in 2004 and then later it went bust and now i have virus on the computer and try using the reload or recovery cd but i get the error message unable to determine bios lock please contact manufacturer which have gone bust and need to my computer back as quick as possible running please help much appreciate with owners of time computer or ho have experienced this problem please help! what shall i do and how to bypass it and reinstall windows xp because it's not happening with bootup disks

Answer:Time computer showing unable to determine bios lock?

HI, i have the same issue with tiny PC, any help appreciated. In fact what i would prefer is not tohave to do the reload, but it all keeps crashing on me, cant boot up even in safe mode. Got as far as defrag in safe mode then crashed and cant get anywhere near it now

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Hello, since I am new to this I am just trying to get a sense of direction,

Where could I get help to determine if my computer is infected? Already ran microsoft defender, ad-aware and spybot search and destroy. I ran hijack this and have some items which look suspicious.

Answer:Where could I get help to determine if my computer is infected? Suspicuous items in hijackthis log.

Hello and welcome please run these next. If you have Spybot installed temporarily disable it.Next run ATF:Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program. Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.46) and save it to your desktop.Before you save it rename it to say zztoy.exe alternate download link 1alternate download link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, fol... Read more

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I keep getting reminders that the status for my Thinkcentre M92z warranty is unable to be determined according to the Lenovo Solution Center. I just checked the warranty status at the recommended site and I still have almost a year left. Is there a way to update this so I don't keep getting the reminders?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 3847.  The monitor no longer shows color, it is black and white - I bought a new monitor and also tested the monitor from my other computer. all three monitors are black and white so it is my computer. I have tried diagnosing from Dell's diagnostic page. All the tests I ran said my computer is fine. One test took 10 minutes, it looks like it tested graphics - but not the COLOR. I put in my expired express tag, and it identified my computer and gave me a list of updates.  I installed Dell Digital Delivery application update, Dell Update Setup because those were dated 2016. I tried to update HD 4000 Series Graphics Driver but it gave me an error message. Said that driver was not verified for my computer and returned me to Dell's Diagnostic page. I tried that 3 times. I'd like to know how I can find out what my graphics card or video card is and how I can get an update for it. I assume that my monitors are all black and white due to something on this Dell computer. It has been black and white for about 2 weeks.

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While attempting to do an upgrade from Vista Home Premium 64 bit to Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit I get the following message; "Setup was unable to determine if BitLocker Drive Encryption is in use." The only option then is to cancel the upgrade. I've tried installing 3 times now with the same results.

To my knowledge BitLocker isn't even installed on my pc. I have never even heard of it until this evening Should I try for a clean install? I have also had my CD/DVD drive vanish from My Computer after rebooting.

Thanks for any help.

Answer:"Setup was unable to determine...BitLocker"

Well, I know the Vista Home Premium version does not contain Bit Locker, are you encrypting the drives any other way?

Just asking, but are you compressing the drive?

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I have an XPS 8700 desktop all stock bought a little over a year ago. Last night I turned it off when I went to bed. Today I turned it on and it will not go past the first dell loading screen. It freezes and I'm unable to press any buttons (F2, F12 etc) I put it a different hard drive to see if that was the problem but it still continued. HELP PLEASE??

Answer:Dell XPS 8700 Desktop, Freezes at dell loading screen unable to boot up.

Hi Mattmazz
Thanks for writing to us. 
Please disconnect all the connectors and then hold down the power button for 15 secs, now remove the memory modules and put them back one by one and observe for any changes. 
If possible please try another set of memory modules. If there is a separate graphics card, remove that as well and try the onboard. 
Regards

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From first topic: Link is: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/271418/infected-unable-to-use-computer/ ~ OBI know I am infected, but unsure about where I would start. Basically:My computer was completely fine, my Monday evening regular virus/spyware searches turned up 0 results. Tuesday morning I went on the internet, got a few IE popups (even though I use Firefox). Decided to do a Malwarebytes scan and got over 750 infected objects infected. Let the scan finish and was told to restart computer, restarted and the problems started. I completely lost my desktop, no icons and no toolbar; a few more restarts and I managed to get them back but nothing else worked. Every program says I don't have the rights to access it or the computer has the resources to start.I can't access the internet and any scans I can run stop in the middle and give me the 'system resources' error.I'm not using that computer at the moment, since I'm completely unable to use it.Firstly I must ask, is is necessary to save the dds.scr and rootrepeal scanners directly to the desktop, or can they be moved there after being downloaded to another location? I can't access the internet on the infected computer so I will be unable to download them if they MUST be saved to the desktop. I have already managed to run a Win32kDiag scan (attached).Thank you for any help.

Answer:Infected. Unable to use computer., No desktop, toolbar, unable to access internet.

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner ... Read more

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Prior to this, I was gaming and my screen froze with many blue and white vertical lines across. I held down the power button to restart, but it only loads till the Dell logo with the dots circling then the screen will flicker with some random lines across (see attached image) and then it goes completely black after.

I tried many times to start and in 1 out of 5 tries, sometimes the Dell logo appears with "Please Wait" at the bottom and there are options to Troubleshoot, I am able to enter the Safe Mode with Networking. 
I tried doing a system recovery to an earlier date in Safe Mode and it ran till the part when it had to restart with the Dell logo, the same screen with lines appear again or sometimes just a black screen after the logo.

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Hi
Recently we have bought XPS 13 2-in-1 (XPS 9365) with Qhd Touch display, 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD with 4 years of Premium Support and 4 years of Accidental Damage warranty.
after placing order it took 30 days to delivered by Dell, and sadly the product was having manufacturing defects. The system was not properly aligned and screen was flickering automatically, after connecting with dell Tech Support and so many troubleshoot and mails, you cant imagine such a system with unboxing, after that they moved me to Whole Unit replacement Team, But again WUR dont have the the same system which i have ordered. I have ordered the system with 16Gb ram and 512Gb SSD, but WUR team is offering me lower version of system i.e. with 8GB ram and 256 GB ssd for the price i have paid. also they are not ready to refund my amount. So I am moving to consumer court for the same.
This is happened with me when i bought highest possible tech specification system with 4 years of Premium Support and Accidental Warranty by paying 174000 INR. Its my suggestion please don't buy Dell laptop. 

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Hi, Rigel has been trying to help me, but has now suggested I post here instead. Unfortunately, he was unable to help me.http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/222246/infected-please-help/Log created by WinPatrol version 15.5.2008.0:15.5.2008.0Scan saved at 10:58:02 AM, on 5/18/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 Home Edition Service Pack 1 (Build 6001)MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16386)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\System32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\System32\dwm.exeC:\Windows\explorer.exeC:\PROGRAM FILES\WINDOWS DEFENDER\MSASCui.exeC:\PROGRAM FILES\SIS VGA UTILITIES\SiSTray.exeC:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\PROGRAM FILES\SPARE MESSAGING\MESSAGINGAPP.EXEC:\Windows\V0380Mon.exeC:\PROGRAM FILES\BILLP STUDIOS\WINPATROL\WINPATROL.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\PROGRAM FILES\Creative\SHARED FILES\CTSched.exeC:\Windows\System32\wbem\unsecapp.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exeC:\PROGRAM FILES\WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER\wmpnscfg.exeC:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\ieuser.exeC:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\iexplore.exeC:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\FLASHUTIL9F.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\WINDOWS LIVE\MESSENGER\msnmsgr.exeC:\PROGRAM FILES\WINDOWS LIVE\Contacts\wlcomm.exeC:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\Adobe\Updater5\ADOBEUPDATER.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\BILLP STUDIOS\WINPATROL\WINPATROLEX.EXER0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.co.uk/R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL... Read more

Answer:Infected, unable to identify. Moved from Infected Forum.

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I have bought a new Nvidia geforce 9400 GT 1GB graphics card and gta 4 really lags on it even on lowest settings. I have 185.20 drivers. Is there any way how to run GTA IV without lagging?

Answer:GTA IV lag on 9400 GT

Unfortunately, that's a low end graphics card...doubtful there's anything you can do to get games to run any better.Sorry.

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what 's the best ?

Answer:T 9400 vs i5 processor

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html
 
have a look at the benchmark. 

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Heya, Hope everyone had good X-Mas!

Been looking at this card, just want to know a few things. It says PNY, is that like a sub-category of Nvidia? I dont understand it! Also will I need to plug in a power cable or will this card get the power from the PCI-E slot itself. And any other thoughts on the card are helpful!

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/685497...searchsource=0

Thanks, Ben.

Answer:PNY GeForce 9400 GT

Originally Posted by vistablackben


Heya, Hope everyone had good X-Mas!

Been looking at this card, just want to know a few things. It says PNY, is that like a sub-category of Nvidia? I dont understand it! Also will I need to plug in a power cable or will this card get the power from the PCI-E slot itself. And any other thoughts on the card are helpful!

Play.com (UK) : PNY GeForce 9400 GT / 512MB DDR2 / HDTV-OUT DVI / PCI-E Graphics Card : Computing - Free Delivery

Thanks, Ben.



PNY are a company who manufacture the cards, like mine is XFX, and others are like BFG and EVGA, you will need a 6 pin molex PCI-E power cord, which should be included with the card if it requires it.

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   All of a sudden my Epson CX9400 is acting strange and I am unable to stop the fax phone from ringing. I do not know what to do. I did not do anything in the settings so it has been unchanged for 2 years. I also am having a problem with the Auto-Feed.  It just stopped working. I called Epson but, because it is out of warranty, they were unable to help (unwilling?) and just wanted me to buy a new printer since I have shown loyalty to their product. I realize that to some of you these are minor problems but the ringing from the machine just has me turning off between usage. As to the auto-feed problem. that is MOST annoying-try standing/sitting in front of the printer, making sure you push the OK button then placing the next page of the 25 or so pages you need to fax!  Please, any and all fixes welcome!TIA

Answer:Epson CX 9400 Fax All-in-One

I understand the feeling.  But not with Epsom. Brother and Minolta. What I do is put the Minolta t out in the driveway and hope somebody with either take it or run over it.  Still there. When it goes, I will but the Brother out there. 

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Question: Geforce 9400 GT

I have an older system and I need to change my Dell psu to a new one, in order the run a better graphics card. The card, Geforce 9400 GT, requires a minimum of 18 amps on the +12 volt rail. My question is, what is that and how do I choose a psu which exceeds that? Is it safe to assume newer psu would meet that, what do I look for?

Thank you in advance
SC
 

Answer:Geforce 9400 GT

well. watts=volts x amps. There's a max current for the 12+ rails on the psu. You can trust as long as you buy a decent psu you should be fine. I'd say 550 watts or better. Usually the volts are always listed on the box or if you're buying online they will be listed in a picture(most of the time) on the side of the psu.
 

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Question: geforce 9400 gt

just got a Geforce 9400 gt :confused finally managed to set it up:-D anyone out there got one, tips on best use would be helpful:wave
 

Answer:geforce 9400 gt

Update to latest drivers here and keep the heat sink clean. That's about it
 

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back in Feb of this year i purchased a HP desktop computer with an amd athlon II x2 215 processor and a built in 4400 nvidia video card immediatly i went to walmart.com and purchased the nvidia geforce 9400 gt video card and instlled it easily. the problem i am having is that when i go to C:/program files/ nvidia corp/nvidia physx properties it says "the nvidia display panel extension cannot be created Possible reasons include: Version mismatch. Reinstalling display drivers may solve this problem" I have the disk for the video card but it tells me "the best driver software for your device is already installed. Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date. NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT (Microsoft corporation - WDDM v1.1)" my computer is not on the internet so i got on my mothers computer and found another version of the driver (257.21_desktop_win7_winvista_64bit_english_whql) and put it on a blank cd and transfered it to my computer and got the same message. can i use the panel or is it just for the 4400 card. PLEASE HELP ME this is driving me crazy
Thanks for the assistance
Peltdragon
ps the OP is windows 7
 

Answer:Nvidia geforce 9400 gt

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help. Old inspiron 9400 e1705, upgraded ram to 4gig, hard drive to 250. Installed win 7 works only ok.

Did the windows 10 upgrade worked pretty well.

After a month went back to win 7.  

Now when I try to reinstall the win 10, I get a VPN error and cannot connect to wifi.

The first upgrade to win 10 did not have a problem.

What can I do to fix this to go up to windows 10 again without  the VPN error??????

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Okie here is the issue and some problems I have run into.. I have been trying to "upgrade" my graphics card... It is technically a "new" install because I have tried everything including a "factory reinstall" of my POS hp OEM bloatware-loaded pc. When factory came it had a 9500GS, but the fan failed and HP hates me ! :-)

** THE issues and trouble shooting I went through will be at the end of the system specs! *******

Anyways here is some of my system specs :


Machine name: *********
Operating System: Windows Vista? Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.lh_sp2rtm.090410-1830)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
System Model: KQ497AA-ABA m9340f
BIOS: BIOS Date: 03/28/08 16:53:51 Ver: 5.22
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 6134MB RAM
Page File: 1733MB used, 10646MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 6.00.6001.18000 64bit Unicode

Display Devices
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Card name: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) GMA 3100
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29C2&SUBSYS_2A6F103C&REV_02
Display Memory: 286 MB
Dedicated Memory: 0 MB
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Answer:Trying to install and run a NVIDIA(PNY) 9400 gt..Please Help

Hi Mel, i've had a quick look at your post, and on first inspection, i must ask you a few questions, first of all, when you installed the graphics driver, was it from the disc or did you download them (I must point you to this driver >>>here<<< for your Graphics card). secondly, the DirectX diagnostic info you posted is not very useful because it doesnt show your GPU info for your new card, of which will not install.

If you can, don't disable the onboard graphics card when you install the drivers for the new card, just leave it enabled. My main speculation on why it has went wrong could be a number of reasons, if you installed the GPU off the disc, then the driver maybe the 32bit version, where you need the 64bit version for it to operate.

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Hi there!! Following is my PC's configuration
Window Vista Ultimate SP2 32Bit
Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8400 @ 2.66GHz
2 GB DDR2 RAM
XFX Nvidia Geforce 9400GT 1GB DDR2

Whenever I run GTA 4 it runs really slow. Benchmarking Shows only 7 to 8fps. I've tried using the lowest possible setings bt still no luck. I run Burnout paradise and it runs like a charm. Plz help.
 

Answer:Prblm with GTA 4 and Geforce 9400 GT

The Geforce 9400GT is basically an entry level video card and
doesn't really have the power for demanding games like GTAIV.
Google "9400GT benchmarks" and you'll get an idea where it ranks.
 

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Why So Serious Friends I Really Have A Big Query HereI Am Unable To Google That If My NVIDIA 9400gt Is Able To Use Nvidia 3d Vision I Am Using Windows 7

Answer:Nvidia 9400 3d vision

That's because the Nvidia 9400 isn't fully supported for 3D Gaming and Applications.Compatible NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Cards List:http://www.nvidia.com/object/3D_Vision_Requirements.html

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I have a Dell Inspiron 9400 and think of upgrading to an SSD (likely the 40 GB Intel since I don't need much space).

I removed the HDD and saw it is a 100 GB SATA from June 2006. Hitachi HTS721010GSA00 with 7200 rpm. no cables, it seems to plug right into the power and SATA plug inside the laptop. Wil that be the same type as a new SSD? I mean position of the plugs. there is a little plastic piece from the laptop case attached to the HDD. I wonder how that transfers to the SSD?

Will I encounter any problems? I didn't see any laptop-specific the Newegg Laptop SSDs bring me straight to the normal SSDs.

From what Intels says it seems to be very similar in dimensions

I googled to some, but didn't get clear answers.

Answer:SSD in 4 year old Inspiron 9400

From what I know, it should work fine as long as your laptop uses SATA. Even if it uses 1.5Gb/s SATA the drive should be backwards compatible. However, someone with more experience with SSD's should be able to tell you for sure.

EDIT: It seems that you'll be limited to 150MB/s but thats not much lower than most SSDs are rated.

http://en.community.dell.com/support....aspx#19553191

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Hello everyone,

BF3 is compatible with Windows vista & above and requires Direct x 10 or above. Following are my questions please -

1. Is my current graphics card 9400 GT compatible with Dx 10 or 11? Dxdiag has direct x version listed as 9.0
2. I have installed multi-boot i.e. XP (Original OS) and now windows 7 on different partition. So i have got the right OS to play BF 3 but it's the direct x 10 & card i now need to sort out.

Regards.

Answer:[SOLVED] Direct x 11 &amp; GeForce 9400 GT

Hi is this the card GeForce 9400 GT the spec says DX10

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hey all thanks for checkin this out.

OK I by no means consider myself an IT specialist, but I do know my way around a PC.

Here is my problem.

Last night I was on it and everything was working just fine. I closed the lid and went into another room. Shortly after I went to get back on, opened the lid and nothing, just black. after a few seconds of nothing I held down the power button and powdered it down. When I tried to power it back on last night I was just a black screen, then the back light would come on for a few seconds, then back to dark black nothing. While this was going on with the screen there was minimal sound coming from the hard drive, not what the normal start up sounded like, but something. Now when I push the power button all that happens is the num lock light comes on and the cap lock and scroll lock blink and no sound from the hard drive or anything. I have no clue. My first guess last night was that something somehow can unplugged inside or something.


Please if anyone has any ideas I would love to hear it

thanks again for the time.
el marcel123
 

Answer:Need help! Inspiron 9400 laptop black out

Something could have come unplugged. One idea is to try and wait till day and then take your laptop outside and see if you can see text on the screen.
 

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Like the name says i have an EVGA nVIDIA 9400 GT 1 gig video card, 2.8 dual core processor, 3 gigs of ram, runnin xp, wondering if i can tweak it to improve performance for both call of duty 4 and battlefield 2.. anything else you need to know about my computer just let me know i'll be sure to post it here .. thx in advance
 

Answer:Help with tweaking eVGA Nvidia 9400 GT

Try downloading Nvidias "NTUNE" software amd use it to increase your video performance
 

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supposed to be pci/peg right? was set on peg/pci before i changed anything and wasnt seeing a difference in my graphics. switched to pci/peg and see a big difference. way better graphics tho some features in a game i play were working slow.! have an asus desktop running windows 7...model #cm5571-br003. brand new pc. help pls! want to make sure the system knows to start with my graphics card then the onboard chipset if the pci graphics card isnt working. tyvm XD

Answer:bios setting for my nvidia 9400 gt

is this a standard PCI or a PCIexpress card?

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I am thinking of getting a motherboard that has a Geforce 9400 igp http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128363 and I was wondering, can I sli my XFX 9800gt with the Geforce 9400 igp? If I can, then how much FPS boost would I get? I know that scince I would sli with an IGP, I would get a small performance increase but its better than nothing.
 

Answer:Hybrid SLI with Geforce 9400 igp with a 9800gt?

The only type of hybrid sli supported by 9800 is hybrid power. The type where you get a performance boost is geforce boost technology, and it is only supported by geforce 8400 and 8500 cards. What hybrid power does is it uses the integrated gpu for non-gpu intensive tasks, so your system produces less heat and uses less power. Read here for more info.
 

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Hi,

I appreciate that there are a few threads on this subject, but i just wanted to describe my specific issue, plus what I have done to diagnose; in the hope that I can find a solution.

As the thread title suggests, I am coming across the error:

*** Hardware malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support
NMI: Parity check/ memory parity error
*** The system has halted***

This happens typically when using graphics-based applications, mainly during Internet Explorer use, and mostly when running the PC game, Football Manager 2009 (this is the only game I have installed).

I am running a Dell Inspiron 9400, two years old, on 981 Mhz, 2.00GB RAM, Intel Centrino Duo, ATI Mobility Radeon X1400....

Having researched this issue thoroughly through this forum and others, I have run the following diagnostics:

- memtest86+

- windows diagnostic tool (run 12 times)

- Video memory stress test

- Dell diagnostics on system startup.

These tests have resulted in producing no errors whatsoever. I appreciate that many replies have pointed towards the RAM, but as I said, memory tests (although never completely conclusive) have returned nothing. I have stopped short of removing RAM as I have never opened my laptop up inside.

My admittedly newbie suspicions point towards a video card issue, as the blue screen error/crash occures when running aformentioned apps such as a PC game, although I have updated the video card driver through device manager.

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Answer:Inspiron 9400 NMI parity error

Try updating the video drivers. Also it would help if you get the exact message if it crashes/BSOD. If not may be you can get minidumps after a crash/BSOD.

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When I am typing on the Inspiron 9400 laptop I can type up 25 letters and then suddenly no text appears and I can be still inputting text and suddenly it appears. Is there anyway of stopping this as I like the text to appear as I type it.

Answer:Inspiron 9400 running XP professional

You could try defragging the computer and also checking whats running in the background and stopping it and perhaps put off the spellcheck and just run a spellcheck at the end of the document.

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i mean i do get more band with with the 1066 which means more preformance but i'm als looking for system stability. with whichone will i get an overall balance between preformance and stability. the processor has a maximum of 3.6ghz of hyper transport fbs but motherboards are only running it at 2.6 maximum


motherboard-
GIGABYTE GA-MA770-DS3 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770

link
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128081

processor- AMD Phenom 9500 Agena 2.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Quad-Core

link- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103226

Memory- Kingston 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
OR
G.SKILL 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800

Links

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231121
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134586
 

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Hi all,
I've searched the forum and got references to but can't find actual posts re: installing drivers for this.
Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop, dual boot of XP Home and Windows 7, install of public beta went really well. In Win7 I have a volume icon in task bar, but no audio output I can hear... Win7 is using the digital output with spidf, which I can't use, it shows no other option. I can't seem to install the original drivers (from Dell, for XP), they fail (sez they're not the right drivers for my hardware, even though I tried installing as Administrator).
In XP, device manager reports the SigmaTel High Definition Audio CODEC, what am I missing here? I think I'm needing to install the "legacy audio" drivers??!!
Any help?
Thanks

Answer:Sigmatel drivers for Inspiron 9400

Duh... I looked at some more posts, and all I had to do was install the Vista driver for the sound card. I ran it as Administrator, and it's working fine.

Anyway, maybe this post will help some other twit like myself.

Have a nice day.

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Yawwwnnnnn......go read the thread in mobile computing, your plea is falling on deaf ears..
 

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