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Escape from monkey island error

Question: Escape from monkey island error

I get this error when I try to open Escape From Monkey Island. That's all that the problem is about. Please look at the attachment.

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Answer: Escape from monkey island error

Which Operating System are you running on that machine? Also, have you applied any Service Packs to that OS? If so, which?

That's basically a Direct X error, it appears. Make sure, also, that you're running the latest-available drivers for your video chipset.

If you're running Windows XP or 2000, that's an older game and may need you to run the game in "emulation mode" of, say, Windows 95-98.

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Hi guys,

when I try to launch EMI (I have Windows XP and an Athlon processor), the system check says that I have "no CPU".

Googlin' around was unsuccessful.
Any help?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Escape from Monkey Island: error on startup

Hello marcolino and welcome to TSG!

The game your trying to play is quite an old game and might not be compatible with Windows XP.

Try using Windows 95 compatiblity mode.

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This is a bit of a cheat really, but oh well...Im stuck on the game and i dont want to look at a walkthrough cos it always tells me more than I need to know. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone had played the game and completed it and if they can give me a clue? I'm on the second island.Cheers  

Answer:Escape From Monkey Island

Imagine this phone conversation:Mechanic: Roadside-Mechanics-R-Us, how can we help?Fool: Uh, yeah I kinda have a puncture...M: Okay, no problem. Where abouts are you?F: I'm in Texas...Basically, it's a case of being more specific, or we can't do anything - except take the piss, of course. Never played Monkey Island, but I can imagine that "The Second Island" is relatively large...Not that I'd help anyway... cheater...

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Anyone know any funny parts (other than in the actual storyline) to this game?
Like for example - you can say 'Jump off cliff' near the start, and that does something funny....
Anyone know any other funny things I can do now that I have finished it?

Answer:Escape from Monkey Island

once you are able to get a grog try and drink it!
when the pirate bar gets changed to a hula bar order a flaming meal then put the paint brush in the motorized mechanism and after the chef comes out run into the kitchen there are two brass monkeys try talking to you know how to beat all the monkeys with monkey kombat???

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Question: Monkey Island 4

Hi there,

I'm running Windows Vista 64 Ultimate and i'm trying to get Monkey Island 4 - Escape from Monkey Island to work. I have copied all the files to my hard drive, but i'm unsure how to get it to work. When i click install, it says it "cannot install due to incompatibility with Vista 64bit". Probably because it's a 16bit installer. Is there anyone that has it running under Vista 64? or does anyone know a workaround to get it working?. I can get monkey island 1,2, and 3 to work using ScummVM, but i would like to get 4 to work as i haven't completed it yet. Any help is much appreciated, thanks!.

Answer:Monkey Island 4

Hi again,

Just thought i answer my own topic LOL .

For anyone that is interested theres a new installer for MI4 just out and its for all windows inclduing Vista 64 and it works great.

Quick And Easy Software ? Software

I've been playing it without any problems .

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hi, my problem is that i recently got this game( monkey island 3), and when i try to install it it asks me for a directX program that my computer do have but not the version that itīs needed the problem is that the version that i need to play the game is 5.o while i have a more advanced one.
what should i do, my operating system is windows XP
thank you!

Answer:monkey island 3 in XP

Hello, what directx version are you using? the lastest directx its require to install so have better performance
Go to start menu, run, and type "dxdiag".

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I have played Escape from Monkey Island several times in the past on this particular computer and never had any problems. Today, I decided to install the game and play it again. I inserted the first CD and the welcome/install GUI appeared. For some reason, the menu bars for Install, Help, Readme, and Uninstall appeared in some foreign language (or at least that's what it looks like to me). I've never seen this happen before. I have included a screen capture image.

I ran Ad-Aware, SpyBot, HijackThis (which had no new entries after the scan) and then ran a Virus Scan. Everything appears clean. I am having no font anomalies with anything else (as for as I know). Regional settings in Control Panel are set for English.

I went ahead and installed the game and everything is fine except for the opening welcome window. I need some troubleshooting ideas!

Answer:Monkey Island Welcome Screen looks like the 3rd button is for Options...see if you can click that, and change anything that looks remotely clost to Language....

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i've just bought MI3 (aka Curse of...), and it will install ok, then I can play the first 5 minutes (talk to the pirate, Murray, grap the skeleton arm,) then when you go to use the cannon the cutscene skips really fast, and suddenly it freezes with the shot of a ship sinking. Then i have to hammer alt + F4 to get the quit menu up to exit.

I've read that the game has some issues with Windows XP, so I'm slightly concerned. Does anyone know how to solve this issue?

Answer:Monkey Island 3 XP problem

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i just bought Curse of Monkeys Island, i got onto level three (where ur on the ship and ur crew does a dance?!?!) well thats the part where it crashs, i sat there watchin the crew dance for about 20mins before i realized that it will not go any further into the game, has anyone else had the same problem and does anyone know how i can get it goin again?

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When playing the new "Monkey Island" game, at one point I get some nasty hisses and then the game drops right back to the desktop. (It's the moment when I meet Ozzie Mandrill in his mansion). I've already changed from a Creative PCI64 sound card to an Aureal Vortex 2 but to no avail-- same exact results. Help?

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hello sometimes i have little glitches with the curse of monkey island it usually happens when something needs to prompt me on my pc or when i leave my computer and let it run the pixels go a funny rainbow colour then when i click out of it(ctrl+alt+delete) the colour is like in 32 bit or something and then it says not responding and shuts it down its nothing major but is there anything i can do to stop it thanx....

Answer:graphics glitches with monkey island


It may just be that the game doesn't like to be interrupted, some games throw a wobbly if you ALT TAB out of them too. You could disable the notifications that are popping up or/or update your graphics card driver.

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I can't get Escape from Monkey Island to work with Vista. I've tried the instructions on this page, but the game stopped working before it was through the intro:
Software | Quick And Easy Software

I also tried with DosBox, but I couldn't get that to work either. Apparently ScimmVM doesn't work for MI4. Any other solutions? Help would be much appreciated.

Answer:Can't get Monkey Island 4 to work on Vista

Have you tried to run it compatability mode?

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I am trying to reinstall Curse of Monkey Island onto my PC which is running XP sp2 and when I try to play the game it asks me to install Directx5. I already have the most up to date version of Directx installed. How do I get round this???
I have also tried installing it on my laptop running Vista Home Premium with the same effect!!!

Answer:Solved: Monkey Island wants to install Directx5

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i need the resource file for monkey island 3 as it is not there when i got the cd, i have scumm and it doesn't find the game directory when i try to add it. i cant put the other things into a file as i don't have the resource file. there are three files i need, the comi1 and comi0 files and the resource file. i have a file called comi but i am not sure weather that makes any difference.

Answer:Solved: i need the resource file for monkey island 3

Have you read the rules?

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Hallo, Since the past couple of days I am receiving this Error 2102: Detection error in HDD2 during every cold/warm boot. It pops up even after a complete powerdown for overnight and boot up the next day. Further, the boot itself has become very slow - shows blank screen until the Thinkpad logo is displayed, followed by which the error message pops up. Thanks in advance for pointers!!! P.S: I looked up in the community for similar errors - only couple found and no solutions.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Thinkpad Edge E530 - i5-3210M -upgraded 8GB RAM - 750 GB, 16GB mSATA HDD Performance Booster  


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Answer:Edge e530 - Error 2102: Detection error in HDD2 - press escape to continue

That error is coming from BIOS, it means there is something wrong detecting the mSATA SSD.  It could point to a hardware problem.  It is definitely not a software problem.  I would call the support line in your country, and ask what they recommend about it.

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I am about in tears. My Facebook game, Island Paradise worked last night, but this morning it won't load. I tried from my daughters computer in her Facebook account, and it worked. I tried it from my other computer and it did the same thing, wouldn't go beyond a white page. I have an alternate FB account and it did the white page thing.

What has popped up a couple times as I have tried to load the games is

Proxy Error
The proxy server received an invalid response from an upstream server.
The proxy server could not handle the request.


Reason: Error reading from remote server
PLEASE, this may sound trival, but to me its a REALLY BIG DEAL.

Help. You can email me if you have suggestions, [email protected] also text me at 417.239-4172. I don't accept phone calls, sorry.

Answer:Facebook, Island Paradise, Proxy error & can't load

Sounds like you have an invalid proxy configured.

This would be cause for some concern as a lot of Virus' send your internet browsing through a proxy so they can monitor your activity.

I would first check the proxy settings.

Go to internet options/connections/lan settings

Uncheck automatically detect proxy settings, and uncheck any checked proxy servers at the bottom.

If there were any proxy servers slected at the bottom of the page I would highly recommend scanning your PC with your antivirus / something like malawarebytes antimalware scanner.


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Hi all,

Is there anybody that has (or had) the same problems I'm having.

After having burnt 200+ CD using Media Monkey, without any problems, this suddenly stopped.
I am used to use the option "test and burn", together with [disc-at-once].

What happens is that the test - simulation takes about 6 to 8 mins.
When that's complete it tries to start the actual burn proces.
The time indication gives an estimated time of (the last time) 1100 mins.
Then the mesage
Illegal request:, error code 53006
appears, and the CD gets ejected.

I have tried all possible option (off/on), e.g. "on the fly audio burning"

Is there anybody that had similar problems, and if so, how did you solve that.

I have completely re-installed Windows 7 (64b), used a new copy of Media Monkey, nothing helped.

What to do?

Thanks in advance, Hein

Answer:Media monkey problems (error code 53006)

I use an older version of Media Monkey, but only for mp3 playback, not burning discs.

My offhand opinion would be to not fight it and to instead find another burning program. I certainly would not have reinstalled Windows in an attempt to solve the problem.

Are you locked into Media Monkey as a burner for some reason? If you are committed to it, I'd guess that the Media Monkey forums would be your best place for advice.

I use ImgBurn for all burning operations. CDBurnerXP is another decent choice.

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Question: island.exe

Hi. I believe my computer has been infected. When I insert a flash drive, an autorun.inf is automatically being copied and a folder by the name of "LONG" which is hidden and has a desktop.ini inside it that makes it behave like a recycle bin. I've tried opening the autorun.inf in a text editor and found out that it is calling an executable file inside the LONG folder which was "island.exe." Though I don't believe that the "island.exe" was ever executed in my system for I have no abnormalities aside from this autorun.inf and LONG folder.

I've updated my anti-virus and did a deep system scan but got no results. I even manually searched the registry with a "island.exe" in vain. I've tried observing the LONG folder and it's contents. I've managed to delete the desktop.ini inside the LONG and made the folder behave like a normal folder and revealed it's content. I've scanned the "island.exe" itself, and the anti-virus says it's OK even though I have already updated it. I tried searching google with the island.exe, and haven't found any links about it being a virus.

Recently, while I was browsing, my firewall was alerted that a Path.exe was trying to connect to the internet and blocked it. I've search for any Path.exe and got no results. I wasn't sure if the Path.exe is related to this island.exe. I checked for the logs of this Path.exe in my firewall but it didn't show any directory where it was coming. Again, I've searched t... Read more


Hello and welcome to TSF.

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After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the forum is very busy and it may take a while to get a reply.

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If you were going to be isolated from human contact and the internet for a year, what software and games would you want on your computer?

Answer:What software for a deserted island?

Since it's going to be an offline game, it has to be something that has to keep my interest every now and then and not get old or stale.

I would probably go with Oblivion or Skyrim, and maybe Libre Office to write a journal. Lol.

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im thinking of getting a gaming computer to run fps's so will something like this do?Processor: 2 x Xeon 5160 Core Duo Processors 3.0ghz (yes it has 2 dual core processors installed)

Memory: 4096mb (4gb) supports upto 32gb

Hard drive: 250gb Sata (can take scsi, ide, sata drives)

Optical drive: dvdrw/cdrw drive

Graphics: Nvidia NVS285 Graphics card (watch 2 monitors at a time) (we can supply a matrox graphics card for 4 monitors at a time in our Ebay shop)

Operating system: Windows XP Professional 32bit (supports 64bit)

Ports: Front: Headphone, microphone, and 2 USB 2.0, 1 IEEE 1394; Rear: 5 USB 2.0, 1 standard serial port, 1 parallel port, PS/2 keyboard and mouse, 1 RJ-45, 1 audio in, 1 audio out, 1 IEEE 1394; Internal: 1 USB 2.0

Slots and bays: 7 slots: 1 PCI Express (x16) Graphics slot, 1 PCI Express (x16 mechanically, x4 electrically), 1 PCI Express (x8 mechanically, x4 electrically), 1 133 MHz PCI-X slot, 2 100 MHz PCI-X slots, and 1 legacy PCI slot
Power supply: 800Watts

Answer:Will this run games like Dead Island or CoD?

xeon processors arn't designed to play games but yes they should in theory work, not sure how it will go in load balancing, may only use one of them in the game. I have looked on the nvidia website and that card you have is very old though and isn't designed for gaming so swap it out for a gaming card (unless put that card onto the PCIe 8x slot)

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Question: Monkey

Yo, ok so I gots me into a situation. I dl'ed this purple monkey thing and can't get it off my computer, what's a guy to do?



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Yo, ok so I gots me into a situation. I dl'ed this purple monkey thing and can't get it off my computer, what's a guy to do?

un-install it, or dont use your pc as a personal zoo.
either one will work.

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message at attemted installation of this game// unable to execute file.


create process failed;code740

The requested operation requires elevation.

help please flash player 11 already installed

Answer:installing dvd game shutter island

Have you tried right clicking on the install program and choosing run as administrator?

Just being an administrator does not mean you do not have to choose run as administrator.

You may also have to do that with the game once it installs.

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I loaded this game for my Grandson on my computer (Dell Dimension 2400-Windows XP) but he only played it a few times. I have tried to uninstall it and each time I get an error message that says "Wise uninstall...unable to open Install.log file". Help.

Answer:Unable to uninstall Dino Island

If you still have the CD's, you can try reinstalling it, and then uninstalling it. When it installs, it creates an Install.log file, which tells the program where everything is installed...somewhere along the line, it must have been deleted, so if you reinstall it, it will have the proper file ready.

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after playing with an X100e and Edge 13 for the last two weeks, it got me thinking about the keyboards -- each of which have "island" keys.   to me they feel like traditional keys but my biggest hangup is in their aesthetics.   i personally prefer the look of traditional keys.
so, i'm curious which type of keys users prefer: island or traditional?   what are your thoughts on the look versus the feel of the keys?   or, for those who haven't used them, what are your thoughts on just the look?

Answer:island vs. traditional keys - which do you prefer?

I'm prejudiced against chiclet / island keyboards. Perhaps because I learned to type on an IBM Selectric typewriter, I prefer a keyboard with:

100% keyboard pitch (7.5 inches for row of 10 keys);
Contoured (concave) key surfaces, to keep fingers centered on the keys;
Long key travel;
Positive tactile feedback, so you can tell when you've pressed a key. (Buckling-spring key mechanism may be best.)
Quiet key action -- which tends to conflict with point 4. (And was a moot point on the Selectric, whose metal typeball made enough racket to cover any keyboard noise.  )
Angled, "split" ergonomic configuration to lessen wrist strain and possible RSI.

When at my desk, I use a Goldtouch adjustable keyboard, which mostly satisfies the above points. The neat thing about this keyboard is that its shape can be adjusted to suit personal preference.
Laptop keyboards naturally must be simpler and more compact than the Goldtouch. ThinkPads have a reputation for having some of the best laptop keyboards -- in my opinion this is because they satisfy points 1-5 above.
Getting back to the chiclet question: All of the chiclet keyboards I've tried have been lacking, mostly in points 2-4 above. BUT according to this NBR review of the ThinkPad Edge, its chiclet-style keyboard is the first of its type to satisfy points 2-4. The reviewer says that if you type with your eyes closed, you might not even be able to tell the difference between the Edge's keyboard and more tradition... Read more

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after playing with an X100e and Edge 13 for the last two weeks, it got me thinking about the keyboards -- each of which have "island" keys.   to me they feel like traditional keys but my biggest hangup is in their aesthetics.   i personally prefer the look of traditional keys.
so, i'm curious which type of keys users prefer: island or traditional?   what are your thoughts on the look versus the feel of the keys?   or, for those who haven't used them, what are your thoughts on just the look?

Answer:island vs. traditional keys - which do you prefer?

The new island keys definitely have a better feel. Compared to normal ones, the spacing between the keys gives it better accuracy while typing. U can really know which key u are typing because the spacing between the keys is further apart, and u won't mistype as easily. The only problem is, that im still not sure whether it's really a spill resistant keyboard, there's no drainage holes at the bottom, I wonder where do the water go ?

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Hi All!

I've been getting random BSOD's when playing Dead Island, wich is driving me Insane!

Im using Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Full Retail on a self build PC.

The system itself is about 10 months old.

Age of the OS installation is also 10 months, but I tested it on a seperate, fresh Win7 partition, wich gave the same results.

First time playing, I kept getting the "ATI display driver error has stopped working" error, everytime around 10 minutes play-time, wich would cause the game to freeze for about 10 seconds..

I then updated my Display Drivers & Catalyst Control Center to the latest versions. After that I can play up to an hour and a half, before a random blue screen of death kicks in. Last time I played, it happened in 10 minutes!..

10 months ago, after building this PC, I had some "ATI display driver error has stopped working" errors watching Youtube & other online movies. This hasn't happened since the update (tested with 30 screens loaded and playing at the same time)..

3Dmark11 also works good, no hang ups or weird reports..

Why oh Why do I keep getting these Annoying errors? Could you guys help me figure it out?

Thanks in advance!!

Answer:BSOD playing Dead Island

Hi ThomasQ welcome to SF

Do you have the bsod only while playing Dead Island?

Did you test with other games?

In meantime,

Please Remove and clean mcafee from your system using the mcafeeremover

Download and install Microsoft Security Essentials

Enable windows firewall.

Update these old drivers,starting from ASACPI.sys= Asus ATK0110 ACPI Utility (a known BSOD maker in Win7). Also a part of the Asus PCProbe and AISuite Utilities ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download

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ASACPI.sys fffff880`04df5000 fffff880`04dfd000 0x00008000 0x42476c4c 28-Mar-05 5:30:36 πμ
secdrv.SYS fffff880`09947000 fffff880`09952000 0x0000b000 0x4508052e 13-Sep-06 4:18:38 μμ
emupia2k.sys fffff880`0a693000 fffff880`0a6dd000 0x0004a000 0x47e21d92 20-Mar-08 11:17:22 πμ
ctsfm2k.sys fffff880`07c83000 fffff880`07cbb000 0x00038000 0x47e21d99 20-Mar-08 11:17:29 πμ
ctoss2k.sys fffff880`00dbd000 fffff880`00dee000 0x00031000 0x47e21da4 20-Mar-08 11:17:40 πμ
ha10kx2k.sys fffff880`0525b000 fffff880`053c2000 0x00167000 0x47e21dbe 20-Mar-08 11:18:06 πμ
ctaud2k.sys fffff880`04d04000 fffff880`04da9780 0x000a5780 0x47e21e15 20-Mar-08 11:19:33 πμ ... Read more

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Question: media monkey

Is it possible to play one tune from a playlist and stop automatically instead of it going through each tune in the playlist in turn?

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Hi---here is my log---they just comeback after adaware---please help, the malware and now dreaded trojans are snowballing. They just comeback or new ones come in their place. The problem is better after i went to microsoft and downloaded the critical updates. Also could you advise me on the results of the uncleanable trojans on my virus scan at the bottom. Thanks you guys have a great forum here.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 1:59:09 AM, on 9/6/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page_bak =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Ma... Read more

Answer:Hjt Log---monkey On My Back


First, Ad-aware SE should detect and fix most of what you have here.

I am going to post my standard AAW instructions, to help you configure AAW for an in-depth scan. Follow the instructions below.

Download Ad-aware SE from here. Install the program and launch it.

First, in the main window, look in the bottom right corner and click on Check for updates now and download the latest reference files.

Next, we need to configure Ad-aware for a full scan.

Click on the Gear icon (second from the left) to access the preferences/settings window

1. In the General window make sure the following are selected:
? Automatically save log-file
? Automatically quarantine objects prior to removal
? Safe Mode (always request confirmation)
2. Click on the Scanning button on the left and select :
? Scan Within Archives
? Scan Active Processes
? Scan Registry
? Deep Scan Registry
? Scan my IE favorites for banned URL?s
? Scan my Hosts file
? Under Click here to select drives + folders, choose:
? All of your hard drives
Click on the Advanced button on the left and select:
? Include additional process information
? Include additional file information
? Include environment information
Click the Tweak button and select:
? Under the Scanning Engine:
o Unload recognized processes & modules during scan
o Include additional Ad-aware settings in logfile
? Under the Cleaning Engine:
o Let Windows remove files in use at next reboot
Cli... Read more

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I recently built a new computer and I wanted to use Media Monkey for playing music. Whenever I try to run it, the initial load screen comes up and then just sits there. I uninstalled, cleared the registry with both revouninstaller and ccleaner but nothing works when I install it again.

Foobar ran fine but that program is a pain in the ass and I didn't feel like using iTunes bloatware.

Answer:Media Monkey won't run AT ALL

Songbird is quite nice, though it's only at version 0.6 and missing some features. I've been using it but had to resort to MediaMonkey to rip my CDs.

You could also try Winamp?

lists of alternatives:

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Question: Media monkey


Ive got a large collection of music and like using media monkey. The problem is that media monkey doesnt want to play files ending in .m4p . everything else plays fine. Can anyone point me in the direction of a codec i could install or would i be better if if i used winamp?

Answer:Media monkey

The best codec to use is KLite. But that doesnt mean that Media Monkey will be able to play the file. If Media Monkey doesnt support that file type, there is no way to force it to play.

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Question: Media Monkey

Hi, I use Media Monkey for my music files. Can anyone tell me how to get the vizualisations working?

When I click on the Visualization tab , I get an error message.

Thank you

Answer:Media Monkey

What is the error message you get?

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Hi all;I am using media monkey and wish to play random tunes from the library.Is there a button somewher that will play my tunes in this way or have i got to make up a play list first?

Answer:Help using madia monkey

You might be able to use some aspect of Auto-DJclick here

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Question: Tamper Monkey

Anyone know anything about this? I enjoy watching movies & TV Shows on But to play some episodes it wants me to download this "tamper monkey then a shush extention. I'm a little wary of doing so as I suspect malware. Anyone have the skinny on this program?


Answer:Tamper Monkey

It looks to be a Chrome scripting plugin:

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Question: Media Monkey

I have installed mediamonkey and the bit I have seen seems okay, I just hope media monkey don't sell out to yahoo as did MMJB...

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Bill Gates has brought his pet "HoneyMonkey" out to fight the good fight for us!

I'm telling you the truth, well somewhat. Yes - HoneyMonkey is real, and NO - it's not his pet monkey. It's the 'Strider HoneyMonkey Exploit Detection System.'

This is sooo needed with today's web. It will auto-crawl the web and land on websites using the different XP systems. They will start with an unpatched SP1 and if it gets any "hits," they will send in the SP2 unpatched and if it gets any "hits," they will send in the SP2 updated. THis will allow them better understanding as to what rogue website operators are up to! I think this is great news for the internet. By using "HoneyMonkey," they will be able to find stuff much faster and even zero-day exploits. This is somewhat the same as their "HoneyPots" system, which looks for security holes in Window Servers.

They have the legal team ready to shut down the sites, upon detecting them.

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Question: Grease Monkey....

"No More Monkeying Around:
VIA Grease Monkey is new software that we will be seeing soon from VIA Technologies. Grease Monkey will automatically scan your computer for games installed and then the software will check to see if there are new patches available for your games. It will also check to see if there are new drivers for your NVIDIA and ATI video cards. The patch and driver information database is updated twice a day. Grease Monkey is due to release next week and will have a try it before you buy it trial period. After the trial has expired Grease Monkey will cost you US$14.99 a year. When prodded, VIA did hint that they might be expanding to other content that could put them into competition with current download sites.

The software will run on any PC systems, regardless of chipset maker.

News Image" - [H]ard Homepage....

Yea im gonna pay 14$ to get a program made by "via" to update my games....i can only imagine the problem that can occor...

Only way i can see it usefull is if it downlaods them fomr there i dont have to use crap planet... . (fileplanet aint that bad i has a paid account)

Answer:Grease Monkey....

I just used the trial version and it has uber fast downloads. Was downloading patches at ~600KB/s on my cable modem.

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I need help!

Last time I was playing I saved my game while I was skateboarding. I had done 23% of the game. And when it loads it stops and says "Game EXE has stopped working and it closes.

Sometimes it works but this is a new CD beacause my old cd of the game was all scratched so I put it somewhere.

Answer:LEGO Island Xtreme Stunts crash

erm i know that game.exe is a virus , probably not related but have you done a virus scan lately?

edit ...... ive had a quick google just to see if my memory of this was correct ,

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When I try to pull up the image of a ship manifest from the genealogy website at, the image begins to appear and then as I move the arrows at edges of my browser to see more of the image, the image disappears before my eyes, leaving just a plain yellow background. I use Windows 98 and IE6, 128 RAM. I have this problem with no other website. I haven't found anyone else with this problem, and the Ellis Island guys won't answer my e-mails about this.

Answer:disappearing image from Ellis Island website

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Is there anyway,I can pay for a satellite subscription for internet access on my laptop on a small island,my brother in law gets a signal on his cell phone,but I dont use one?
Can anyone please HELP
Im in the Philippines

Answer:Internet connection for laptop on small island

Check with the Cellular Service Providers. In South Africa they are also Internet Service Providers. They use the same infrastructure for both Internet & Cellular Services. I use a USB mobile modem on my desktop PC.

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I deal pretty much only with small business I don't have experience with big big bandwidth. Here's the scoop....

I live on the shoreline of CT. There's an island offshore..with about 4,000 residents in the summer, down to 800-ish in the winter for year rounders. Yet...a few businesses out there, and a small magnate school with about 60 students...K-12. Yes..60 total.

The place is experiencing growing pains. Phone company was old school, many of its employees are still old school, as well as much of the technology I'm sure.

Several years ago they began to offer DSL. They got it wholesale, through an ISP reseller/wholesaler/whatever you want to call them....called ZCorum/ISP Alliance. They, from what I recall, were located around Atlanta Georgia...all the way down the east coast. The service was marginal...frequent DSL downtimes. The DSL apparently was radio's across the sound (body of water) to another dish on mainland..then took a frac-T of some sort down to Georgia. After a few years of this..the..hmm...the island commitee or whatever form of government they have (board) that runs the together...and went with another ISP...located right on mainland here in CT. This ISP was new..and just started rolling out cable internet on experience with DSL. However they took it on. After about a year of this...DSL outtages are even more frequent.

I do a lot of business out on this island...I have q... Read more

Answer:Need advice on ISP reselling, or someone who can provide ISP to an island..and school

Where along the shore in CT....I have a feeling the closer to NYC the easier this may be.

The huge draw back of DSL for business uses is that it normally doesnt come with a SLA. Being on an island having no cables physically run, dark or otherwise, is the biggest obstacle. You can probly can get a satelite solution with a 2 meg pipe, but not likely within the budget constraints of such a small magnet school. Does the island have cable?

Good luck on your search.

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I just purchased Dead Island and played for a few hours. The game ran nicely at first, however about 5 minutes in I started to lag graphically. I checked my fraps, and it says that the game is running at around 60-100 fps, and the only exception is when the game completely freezes for a few seconds and the frames drop down to like 20 or something. I've even tried having the settings at the lowest possible, but the same thing still happens. It sometimes even starts off laggy when I launch the level. In a matter of fact, running on the highest quality runs smoother than running on lowest quality. The absolutely only thing that my rig lack is the video ram for my gfx card. The game requires 1gb of video ram, however my video card has 754.1 mb. I didn't think that this would matter, however.

My rig:
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
HD 5870
Phenom II X6 Black Edition
8GB of RAM

If you need any more info from me just let me know

Answer:Solved: Dead Island Graphical Lag Issue

Here are the results from System Requirements Lab

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I just bought and downloaded this game. It took hours to download it and I have a Cable Modem. I clicked on the game to play it and it started but everything is overlapping. The words are overlapping, the characters are overlapping and I can't play the game. I don't know how to fix this problem and I'm afraid to redownload the game because I might get charged another $6.99. What do I do?

I have Windows Vista.

Answer:Return to Mystery Island: Mina's Fate

i am having the same problem if anyone has offered you a solution please let me know as well sorry i couldn't help you but having trouble getting help as well [email protected] is my email jackie

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Hey all,

I'm trying to play LEGO Island Extreme Stunts on my Vista, but when I try to run the screen goes black, then reverts to the desktop saying "Game.EXE has stopped working".

I tried running in XP Service Pack 2, or running as an administrator, or both at the same time, but it still has the same outcome.

Anyone know how to fix this?

Answer:LEGO Island Extreme Stunts not working


Look here & see if it is the same issue!

LEGO Island Xtreme Stunts crash

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More and more organizations are using Survey Monkey to gather information. When I click the URL and go to the survey form, I can't figure out how to enter my replies!!! Usually there are several choices (without a box or other place to click) and then MAYBE a larger box where you can type in *other* responses. That is the only place I can type anything at all! I went to Survey Monkey's home page and found no help at all for my problem. None of the groups using Survey Monkey seem to understand my problem, as each individual I've spoken with has been able to use it quite easily. I'm not stupid, but I'm stumped! Any suggestions?

Answer:Solved: Survey Monkey

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I have just loaded Media Monkey and am trying to overcome a problem with how the program handles the "album" info when it reads a CD. I have a set of 10 CDs by a particular artist. The name of the entire set is "XYZ". Each individual CD has a name, "A", "B", etc. When the program examines a CD for data, it uses the "XYZ" followed by the CD#, for example "XYZ - CD4" instead of the name of the individual CD (in this case "D") for the Album name. It then stores the tracks in a mislabeled folder and it is a waste of time to remove the tracks, rename the folder, readd the tracks, etc. Is there a way to force Media Monkey to use the album name I want?


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dell dimension 4600intel 2.8 ghz - 2.5 gbwin-xp home sp 2avg virus - comodo fireware pro - spybot search & destroy - ad aware 2007evening,i would like to find out just what the "stoned empire monkey.b" wanted from the user's computer. i have learned (from internet forums) that it went to and moved the mbr record on the harddrive. does the virus try to get the passwords and such and then use email to send to off to another address. i have learned that it is a old virus but can not seem to find out just what is was suppose to do the the computer.i was working/playing with an old computer with a small 325.46M (341090304 bytes) harddrive. i think the drive is less than a gm. in any case, i think i got the virus when i was trying to make a bootdisk off the drive to use once i had fdisk and formated the drive. i was going to reuse that diskette and so placed it into my dell machine to format and the avg picked up the virus, stoned empire monkey.b.....i ran my virus, spybot and ad aware.........all came back clean. i still worry that the boot record was moved and that it is just not seen.please, any help.tazpaige

Answer:stoned empire monkey.b

It sounds likely that AVG picked up the virus on the floppy diskette not on your Dell hard drive.   

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I tried today to rip an album to mp3 and got this from mediamonkey:Due to licensing restrictions, the free version of MediaMonkey can not bundle mp3 encoding functionality beyond a 30 day trial.Then it invited me to upgrade. I thought it was free? I then read somewhere that downloading Lame codec(?) would solve this, but the page was in German. However I tried, but the version I installed seemed to be older than the one already there. Is there any solution to this? I no longer like itunes, its messy with mp4s and duplicate copies etc. And WMP 10 is ok but is not the best at looking for album info. It couldnt find this particular album by Arvo Part but mediomonkey found the exact one. Anysolutions or suggestions? Is there a better medai player?thank youh

Answer:Media Monkey wont rip to mp3

Have you tried Windows Media Player?

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I have been using MM for a few years now,, and have lots of tracks saved in Playlists. Suddenly I find that several of these playlists won't play the tracks though, that is to say the tracks get greyed out and this continues all the way down the particular playlist. Other playlists behave normally, and I just wonder why all of a sudden I can't play these tracks? I have quite a lot of the songs also saved in WMP in similar playlists, and they behave normally, so the songs are saved somewhere on my PC, I haven't lost them entirely. I guess I should simply revert to using only WMP to play the songs, and the ones that play OK in MM could perhaps be sent to WMP but I don't know how to do that. If it were possible, then I could dispense with MM altogether.

Answer:Media Monkey Problems

Most likely, the files are missing or have been moved. A playlist is just a link to the file(s). If the file moves, the link is broken.

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Media Monkey can I remove duplicate files from a very large media monkey playlist?

Answer:Media Monkey Playlist

I do not think that MediaMonkey has that facility within the program.Assuming that the files are exact duplicates then download a duplicate file finder - plenty free ones available :click hereand then re -import your new slimmed down list into MediaMomkey.

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mediamonkey shits on foobar2000. Sure, foobar is lightweight has cool plugins, minimalist etc but mediamonkey is the shit when it comes to managing and playing stuff. i just love it.

Answer:media monkey vs foobar2000

I tried Media Monkey for a few weeks and I thought it was an over-bloated POS. I just love the minimalist look and plug-in support of foobar2000. The WASPI or ASIO plug-in makes foobar2000 sound better than any other media program that I've tried lately.

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Recently my Browser (SeaMonkey 2.25) won't allow me to open the integrated mail client. The minute I try to open an email that damned spinning beach ball just keeps spinning and spinning. When I go to the running processes and try to stop it there nothing happens. I keep getting the message that SM is still running and I have to shut it down which means I have to reboot the computer to access my emails. Does this sound like a Windows issue or a Browser issue? Running Windows 7.

Answer:Sea Monkey browser won't shut down

You can try a few things to see if it is the browser, or windows.

Try it in Safe Mode with Networking

Safe Mode

If it works fine in Safe Mode with Networking, try a Clean Start

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

If it works fine there as well, then follow the tutorial to see if you can locate a conflict

A Guy

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Screen monkey not opening at all, does not display in task manager.
Operating system: Windows 10.
Tried: running as administrator, running the actual .exe, compatibility mode, reinstall.

Answer:Screen Monkey not opening

At their website they don't say Screen Monkey works in Windows 10.

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ok. my motherboars supports fsb of up to 333mhz on the processor. and it supports 400mhz ddr 400 ram (pc3200). but with amd systems. this is the way brad explained it to me. with amd systems, the fsb of the processor is double the speed of the ram. so if my ram was running at 400mhz then that would mean my processor would have to be 800mhz, it doesn't make any sense. but to have my ram run full speed it means my processor would have to run OCed. but that shouldn't happen. if my mobo only supports up to 333mhz fsb that means that the ram could only run at 166mhz, which is pc2700. someone please explain to me how i could get both to run their fastest. what i want is my amd athlon xp 1800+ which has a fsb of 266mhz and i want 512mb of pc3200 ram which runs at 400mhz. how do you get both to run at their max without overclocking? or do you not? why would they make the motherboard support 400mhz ram if the processor fsb was only 333mhz. makes no sense. PLEASE HELP EXPLAIN THIS TO ME....PLEASE!

Answer:confused as a monkey on a cows as.s

someone please help me

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windows xp, incredimail, mozilla firefox, nortons corporate av

i appear to have been right royally hacked by several things with ist at the start of their name, and as soon as i go online i get redirected to the webpage of retarded_monkey_2004. i take it this is this hackers way of bragging...

i have tried closing down everything extra at start up, and nothing out of the ordinary is showing, however if i run spybot, it tells me i have ist.exe and several other lots of syware running which it cant remove right now cos they are running, but it will get them next startup. however, on next startup it tells me exactly the same thing, so these are obviouslyy running from boot up. this program also seems to be able to turn my xp firewall off which means everything else in the universe attacks me. help? please?

Answer:retarded monkey 2004

Go to and download 'Hijack This!'.

First make a folder on your computer in my documents called Hijackthis and then Unzip it to that folder.
Then doubleclick the Hijackthis.exe.

Click the "Scan" button, when the scan is finished the scan button will become "Save Log" click that and save the log.
Go to where you saved the log and click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" then Paste the log back here
in a reply.
It will possibly show issues deserving our attention, but most of what it lists will be harmless or even required,
so do NOT fix anything yet.

Someone here will be happy to help you analyze the results.

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I purchased Return to Mysterious Island through Steam and whenever I play it, it randomly crashes when right clicking into the inventory. Sometimes this happens soon after loading and sometimes I can play for 10 minutes or so. I get the error message "Return to Mysterious Island has stopped working" ....."will check for solutions". Sometimes it closes without any message at all. I have tried everything I can think of: Updating drivers, registry cleaner, downloaded directX 9, changed resolution on my pc, disabled antivirus, compatibility in every version of windows. What I don't understand is I play all kinds of games on this Pc, such as Syberia, Fallout 3/new vegas, The elder scrolls, Call of Duty, and similar adventure game like Dark Fall, Myst, Rhiannon, etc. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated due to the fact that Steam does not have a return policy. Thanks.
I have include as attachments: DxDiag and the error report for the last time the game crashed. Hope this helps.

Answer:Game.exe has stopped working Return to Mysterious Island

Did you try to reinstall the game?

Your sourcedocx give the following Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll

Found this info about ntdll.dll problems.

Reinstall the program if the ntdll.dll error only displays when you use a specific program.

If the software program has any updates or service packs available, install them too. The software's programmers may have identified an issue with the program that caused the ntdll.dll error and then issued a patch for it.

By reinstalling a software title, be it a productivity tool, a game, or anything in between, you replace all the program files, registry entries, shortcuts, and other files needed to run the program.
If whatever problem you're having with the program is caused by corrupt or missing files (the most common cause of software problems), a reinstallation is very likely to solve the problem

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Hey all, thanks in advanced.

Attatched is the zip file per the instructions.

System Specs
CPU: AMD Phenom 2 X4 Black Edition
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P
VC: Gigabyte GeForce 9800GT
Memory: 8 gig DDR2
PS: OCZ Gamer Xtreme 650

Answer:Unexpected Restart - Possible BSOD while playing Dead Island

Run 2-3 times SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Then run RAM - Test with Memtest86+
Post back the results.

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We are considering to buy new laptop and servers now and have questions as follows. - Does basic warranty cover servers ship to Guam island, USA (GU 96931) like Dell?- Do you have any local service partner for Carepack in Guam island and is Next Business Day onsite/offsite support available there if we will buy Carepack? Your help or advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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My sister in law is running Zone Alarm and has noticed that P2P seems to be trying to get away. When she looks at her logfile it is trying to access the internet (different IP numbers) all the time. She has blocked it and everything seems to be working ok. Here is her latest email to me...

I found this interesting, but what do I know. Thought I would run it by you.
>I started our computer this morning and went straight to my Zone Alarm log. Didn't go to home page or anything.
>I had 14 items from P2P Networking. All the time I started the computer.
>9 different Destination IP:
>These first 4 have a Port 3531
>These had no Port
>I updated and ran Adaware again found tracking cookies.
>Ran Spy bot again, nothing found.
>Ran AVG no viruses found.

Can anybody give me any ideas what this is?
Zone Alarm says it's a program trying to access... but it just lists the program as P2P Networking and we don't know of any reason it should be going out.

Thanks for looking

Answer:P2P is trying to escape!

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Hello All,

I was infected with the Antivirus 2009 that kept popping up every 2-3 minutes. Also, my homepage kept changing and also whenever I did a search on yahoo or google, the results that came back were just garbage.

I have tried to download a few Malware programs including Lavasofts AdAware and also Microsoft's verson and the popup and home page problem is gone. In fact the computer seems to run OK with the exception that I can not download an Anti-Virus Program. I copied one over from a memory stick(AVG) and tried to install after changing the name and it only gets to 1% very quickly and goes away. Also, if I go to certain removal site websites, Internet Explorer just shuts off.

I am afraid that I am still infected and I want to prevent future infections. What to Do!!! Help please.


Answer:Help! I can not escape

Well, we're going to begin with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware. Have you used it before?Here is the instructions:1. Let's get started with an Anti-Malware Software. MalwareBytes Anti-Malware *MBAM* is a very good program to do just that.2. Go to this link: MalwareBytes Anti-Malware3. Download and Install MalwareBytes.4. After the Installation process, update the program. There will be an option for it.5. Now, click "Perform a Quick Scan". It is the first option.6. Return here with results.

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I cannot burn A cd in Media Monkey. I get this message (could not write the image layout to the disk). Can you help ? Everything else in this program seems to work fine. Note: I can burn a cd using Winamp5, Windows Media Player 10, and Acoustica.
Windows XP
MediaCenter Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2
HP Pavilion
Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
3.00 GHz, 512 MB of Ram

Thank You for your assistance Richard West....[email protected]

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Hi all, I've created a very simple ten question survey for our staff here in Devon, UK and have tested it on the 10 Directors. Unfortunately I have received only 3 responses, in spite of the fact that all Directors completed the survey. I'm wondering if this is a browser issue. Those who completed on Chrome or Edge have seen the final Survey Monkey screen with 'do you want to create your own survey?' or words to that effect. Whilst others have seen only a white screen. Unfortunately I don't know what browser they were using. If it was Firefox or IE or a lesser level of Chrome could this be why their responses aren't showing? Thanks in advance

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I Just wanted to know how to make Media Monkey my default player for mp3 & Flac everything except videos, How do I Add Media Monkey to the 'Set Your Default Programs List' as it's not there? And its not listed in Desktop> Apps nor is it in Firefox > Tools > Options> Set Applications List Also whilst on MM (I think these may by related) If I open MM GUI the USER CONTOL WINDOW pops up and ask do you want this program to alter your computer etc IF I select MORE and set the Slider to 'do not ask for permission' the Windows Control window media monkey everything Freezes (wish I could get rid of it) only way out is to turn off the computer I was thinking it may be that MM is not the Default for Media Monkey GUI just guessing Can someone help please Thanks In Ant

Answer:How do I Add Media Monkey to Set Your Default Programs Lis

Hi Dasha, and welcome to the Eight Forums . . .. Go into control panel and choice "Default Programs" then choice the files you want to use with Media Monkey, also you can right mouse click on a Mp3 file (or one that you want to assign to Media Monkey then go to "open with" then choice default program." Hope this helps, and good luck.

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I have a friend who is running Mozilla Sea Monkey 1.1.4 and is having a unique problem with the email program that is part of the Sea Monkey Suite.

He clears his "inbox" so there is nothing in it.
Yet, the "inbox" is showing 425 emails.

Any ideas where these rascals are hiding?


Answer:Sea Monkey (Mozilla) Email Question

See Mail Account Folder Location


Manually Transfer Mail Files

Backup your email profile folder first.

If you go to your profile mail folder your see the inbox.msf and that is the folder for the inbox.
It should only be I think 2 KB if the inbox is empty but if things are not clear right it still has info in it on email you don't have in the folder so it will be many KB's or MB's in size.

You can with SeaMonkey close delete the .msf extension file and when you open SeaMonkey again it will rebuild the inbox.msf file.

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HiThis may not be a Media Monkey problem as such, prob applies to any player, and its of my own making.I added all my music files to Media Monkey, having just downloaded it, and it seems great.Tonight some tracks wont play, they appear greyed out. I did reorganize my music today, and moved stuff into different folders, so maybe its something to do with the location. If I select one of these songs, it just skips it and plays the next one.I tried opening a particular song by browsing to the folder and clicking on it and nothing happens.h

Answer:Lost tracks in Media Monkey

I think it was because I moved the music into a different folder. I had to set it to rescan the folder. Thats a bit of a pain, is it the same in WMP and iTunes? I suppose one wouldnt often be moving your music around, so it shouldnt be a problem any more. I am always confused as to where music is stored.If I rip a CD where does it go? Or can I tell it where to go? Would it be better to just let everything reside in My Music folder?h

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i just rescanned my music collection in media monkey and my saved playlists have completely disappeared. i checked my documents>my music>media Monkey folder and they weren't there. anybody know where i can find my old playlists?

i have more then 10000 tracks and building fresh playlists is just not an option.

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Two of my playlists in MM contain virtually the same tracks, and I wanted to delete one of these playlists, but am unable to find a way to do so. I can delete all the tacks easily enough, but want to delete the "empty" one from the list of Playlists. How can I do that?

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Has anyone gotten the Remote Desktop alt-PgUp / alt-PgDn shortcuts to work on the new 6-row island keyboard found on a T430s (and described here and here)? In theory this shortcut should still work.  The PgUp and PgDn keys have moved, but they're still present.  In practice, alt+PgUp/Down has no effect on the windows in my non-maximized Remote Desktop session.  It doesn't help to hit Fn at the same time, and neither left nor right alt keys work.  Any other ideas?  Anyone have it working for them? I know that alt-Insert works to cycle through the windows in my RD session, but that's less efficient than bringing up the true alt-tab interface. In case it matters, I'm running Win7 SP1 on my Thinkpad T430s, and a mix of WS 2008 R2 and WS 2012 on the remote servers. The only similar post I found was this, which addresses a different RD shortcut:  


Go to Solution.

Answer:Remote Desktop alt-tab shortcut for new island 6-row keyboard, as found on T430s

That shortcut works fine for me T430s with Windows 8, remote systems are 7 and 2008R2

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Last month I purchased a new Lenovo Think pad in South Africa. This week the motherboard stopped working and I returned it to Lenovo for repairs. The Lenovo repair centre in South Africa can repair it, but are unable to get authorization for the repair as the Lenovo senior   management team has left the country and has gone to the resort island of Mauritius. Can anyone advise me how I can get Lenovo to deal with a legitimate complaint. Are the other countries with Lenovo run in the same way? I will appreciate a message from anyone who can help me to deal with the Lenovo organization. Thanks 


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Answer:Warranty can't be authorized as the Lenovo senior managers have gone to a resort island

I am astounded.  I cannot imagine any scenario in which this type of answer should be provided.   
Please send me a private message with your contact information - name, address, phone, system model type and serial number, and by all means, the support case number from when you called.
I can assure you, this will be resolved!
Thank your for bringing this to our attentio n.
Best regards,

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I have been battling xlime offeroptimizer for some time not and have not been able to shake it loose! I have run adaware, spybot, and CWshredder, but to no avail. I have attempted to follow other threads related to removal of xlime, but many of the lines in HJT are not the same. Attached is my HJT log. Please any information would be great!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 12:34:07 PM, on 11/25/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBLive\Diagnostics\diagent.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\... Read more

Answer:Xlime has got me and I can't escape!

Hello, and welcome to TSF!

Those aren't very nice people, are they?

Let's clean you up...

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

The Temp folders should be cleaned out periodically as installation programs and hijack programs leave a lot of junk there. Download Index.dat Suite to clean out all the temp folders. Do not run it yet.

Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore. Click Apply and then OK. Restart your computer. After we are finished with your log file and verified that it's clean, you may turn it back on and create a new restore point.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that Display the contents of System Folders' is checked. Windows XP's search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that Search system folders, Search hidden files and folders, and Search subfolders are checked.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you m... Read more

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I have reinstalled drivers, reformatted to factory condition, tried automatic updates, no updates, pointing an air conditioner at my laptop to keep it cool, running ccleaner, basically everything i can think or be told to do...AND I STILL CRASH. Laptop is only one year old and have pretty much used it for that whole year as it is hooked up to a forty inch 1080p lcd tv (both vga and hdmi) incase that was a problem, but now it causes grief. Are there any tests i can run to see if my copy of windows is still working right or a test to check my hard drive, anything that could pinpoint the problem.

Answer:still trying to escape the bsod

Check your ram.
Memory Diagnostics Tool - Windows 7 Forums
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Check your HD.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Forums
Disk Check - Windows 7 Forums

Check with a hard drive diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.

You will find alot of help here:
[1 - Novice] How to ask for help with a BSOD problem - Windows 7 Forums
Crash and lockup debug 'How To' - Windows 7 Forums

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I have a computer that does not recognize the escape key. I have tried 3 different keyboards. All other keys seem to work. Is this a motherboard problem?

Answer:escape key not working

xlr8us said:

I have a computer that does not recognize the escape key. I have tried 3 different keyboards. All other keys seem to work. Is this a motherboard problem?Click to expand...

what programs do you try it in?

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When I hit does nothing

Answer:my escape key is not working

It's a laptop or desktop PC?If it's a desktop PC, change the keyboard.

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Just testingclick hereclick here;en-us;q82710

Answer:URL's with escape codes

For those occasions you need to post a link with all those escape codes that generates a click here link like the second one.The first link uses this tiny little program to convert the URL:click here

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Hi SF,my escape key is not working while playing COD MW3.I'm playing game since a week.After closing game,still its not functioning.Closed game through alt+tab keys.
Troubleshooting not helped.
Also windows task manager is not opening from desktop,as escape key is not working(ctrl+shift+esc).
And other function keys f3(projector),f5(wireless) and f6(pointing device) are not working.Other keys are working well.
I had also tried removing and placing keyboard plug inside laptop but it dosent help.

Answer:Escape key is not working.....

Does control alt delete do anything ?

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Question: FBI virus escape

Hi all
I have been struggling with one of the latest FBI virus which disable all 3 safe mode booting options. I have then tried booting by using a number of phony boot disk solutions (bitdefender, Avg, Kaspersky, etc) which appeared to be only waste of time. The solutions - and the only one which has been working for me - is to run Nortons Power Eraser. This managed to deactivate the virus made by these IT scumbags. 
Now I can almost boot normally but I think that some virus files have been left over. The reason is that when I boot the black cmd.exe window appears and says the "\user\appdata\local\temp\0GOzOLM.exe is not recognized as an internal operable program or hatch file" and the booting stops. I have to enter "explorer" in the dos window to proceed the booting and get to the desktop.
I believe that I have downloaded nearly all the cleaning/scanning/removal tool listed in this link:
The only thing I have achieved doing that is to fight lots of malware that these tool had brought along.
Just for the record, I have been running a full scan from Symantec + a numbers of additional deep scanning tools. They did not do the job.
Does anyone have a proposal what I should try next ?

Answer:FBI virus escape

Fixed the problem myself. Thanks for your help !

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My Escape and the apostrophe/quotations button stopped working!  Worked before I left for work.  Come home, nope.
Google Fu led me to try three things
System Restore to earlier date.  Nope.
Delete Drivers and reboot.  Nope.
Unplug and replug elsewhere.  Nope.
It is a USB keyboard.
No idea what else there is to do.  Any ideas?
Also, tried the osk.exe and while shift, tab, alt, so forth light up when I hit them, escape still does not light up and only works when I click it with my mouse.

Answer:Escape Key and Others not Working

Does the keyboard work on another machine?

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For the past week or so, we've been getting porn pop-ups, particularly on sites where pop-ups often occur (e.g. Bravenet); the most common seems to be lastxdoor, but there are several others. I've used Norton to check for viruses and there aren't any; I've also checked with Spybot (with the latest updates) and the cause seems to have escaped that too. I don't know whether it's related, but we've also been getting a message popping up as we exit the PC: Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library (Windows\Winlogon.EXE) abnormal programme termination. This has also only just started appearing.

Thanks for any help you can give.

Answer:Pop ups that escape Spybot

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Hi everyone!
I already asked to SBIE support and it seems they don't know how this can happen and they should have my printer to test ( a canon mp600 ) carefully: when I print something from the browser (FF...for example a pdf opened in the browser with ff in-built pdf viewer and I click on the printer icon in the pdf viewer). the message below shows up.
But I can config the printer and print without double clicking and allowing those messages in the box

wha does it mean this? the printer can escape the SB??? should I be worried?

thank you

my .ini file in SBIE



ProcessGroup=<InternetAccess>,firefox.exe,virustotaluploader2.2.exe,virust~1.exe,chrome.exe,mbam.exe,EXCEL.EXE,POWERPNT.EXE,FoxitReader.exe,WIN... Read more

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Hi All,

I need to add a password to .bat script which has a % in it. I know I shouldnt put passwords in a .bat script and that I could change the password but how would I do it.

This is an example of what I am trying to do:

net use g: \\SomeMachine\SomeFolder\ password%1 /USER:[email protected]

Thanks in advance


Answer:How do you escape a % in a .bat script?

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My escape key has been freaking out on me lately. It seems to randomly decide to press itself down very rapidly, and it continues to do so until I press the key myself, fairly hard. The key isn't jammed or anything. Is there anything I can do to fix this, short of paying a rediculous price to get a new keyboard. This escape key problem makes even the most simple action a chore.By the way, I'm using a Lenovo 3000 n100.Message Edited by PSOCecil on 05-23-2008 06:12 PM

Answer:Escape key problems.

Anybody? Lenovo tech support? Anyone? This problems getting worse and worse.

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I have just installed Media Monkey and am very pleased with its performance to date. I have set up several playlists for ease of reference and transferred all the appropriate tracks to these. What I can't seem to do is adjust the width of the columns which I want to show as "Number, Title, Artist and Length" for each playlist. In other words, I seem to be forced to set these to the widest setting of all my tracks, so that if the Artist is, say, just one word, e.g., "Madonna", I am not able to adjust the width for that playlist, as another artist might be the "London Symphony Orchestra" and that will not fit into the column in the relevant playlist but is abbreviated! I hope I have explained this problem correctly, as all I want to do is set the column widths for each individual playlist, if that is possible. Thanks.

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I have a lot of music tracks that I can locate via Windows Explorer, but want to play them using Media Monkey. A right-click on any track only gives me the option of adding to Windows Media Player, and the "Send to" doesn't give MM. Is there a way around this?

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When a track is playing via Media Monkey, the details (artist, song, etc.) show up briefly on my screen, no matter what I am watching or working on. Can anyone tell me how to prevent this happening? I don't need this facility and would like to cancel it. Many thanks.

Answer:Track details on screen in Media Monkey?

It's gotta be somewhere in Tools > Options
I would check Tools > Options > Player
Either "pop-up display" or "song information settings"

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Suddenly, when I try to play all the tracks in a certain MM playlist, the cursor runs down the list and bypasses a large number of tracks instead of playing each track in turn as previously. Then it will play one or two and continues like that through the playlist. I have not made any adjustments to my MM tracks or setup, and this only occurs with the one playlist. I am at a loss to know why this happens, and would appreciate any suggestions.

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Processor Count: 4
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Antivirus: Norton Security, Updated and Enabled

Answer:Certain Tracks in Media Monkey playlist will not play.

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Hi everyone,

I love media monkey, but I get this message when trying to burn a disk: "Could not write the image layout to the disk". This was supposed to have been fixed in earlier versions. Media Monkey version is I found this site by looking for answers to this problem, but the last guy never got an answer, hopefully you all can help. Just want to know what kinds of things cause this error. I am running WinXP home with SP2, Intel pentium dual core 2.2


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I have recently changed from iTunes to Media Monkey, and am very pleased with how it functions. But I cannot find out how I can purchase and add new tracks/albums to it. In iTunes I simply went to the iTunes store and made purchases, which I then sorted into my playlists, etc., but can't see the Media Monkey equivalent facility. So if anyone can give me a clue as to how I can buy new items to add to MM I would be obliged. It's probably very simple, but I've not been able to see how to do it.

Answer:Solved: How to obtain new tracks for Media Monkey.

dougglos said:

I can't see the Media Monkey equivalent facility.Click to expand...

That's because it doesn't have one. MediaMonkey is a music player/organizer/database but it doesn't have a music store.

You can add tracks by ripping your own CD's or buying Mp3's from different sites. Amazon is good and it's the only one I've used but there are many others. Here are some suggestions:,,1127237,00.html

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usually, have a choice to play a movie "open with" but one movie gives me only option to play in mediamonkey. like to use windows media player so tried to uninstall mediamonkey but it is not listed in my programs. i am really stumped. thanks for any help.

Answer:Solved: media monkey opens but not in programs

If you mean MediaMonkey is not listed in Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs & Features (Windows 7 & Vista),
it may be because you are using the portable version of MediaMonkey which doesn't need installing. In that case all you need to do is delete the folder that you created for it.

If that is not relevant, download and install Revo Uninstaller. This utility will help you perform an advanced uninstall of a program even though the uninstall files may be missing or corrupt. It also looks for files associated with the program to be removed so it eliminates leftover files:

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I know it's not a great browser, but I need to use it now as a temporary expedient.

Incompatible with most Mozilla add-ons, even though it's a Mozilla company browser--yecchh.

Answer:Could you tell me where is the equivalent of Tools > Options on Sea Monkey browser?

Re: Could you tell me where is the equivalent of Tools > Options on Sea Monkey browse

conceptualclarity said:

I know it's not a great browser, but I need to use it now as a temporary expedient.

Incompatible with most Mozilla add-ons, even though it's a Mozilla company browser--yecchh.Click to expand...

I believe you'll find it under Edit-> Preferences ? that's the closest I can find.

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