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Errors in deployment machine not in development machine

Question: Errors in deployment machine not in development machine

I,m new to this development and deployment and am running into a strange problem. I developed an ACCESS db on a laptop. Everything seems ok, it works. I used the Package Wizard and created an installation package. When I installed it on another machine I am now getting errors in the deployment machine that I do not get in the development machine. I seems to be coding issues. Can't load data into field for example.

Why would I get these on the deployment machine and not the development machine? Am I unaware of some way to test the code in the deployment machine? Otherwise how do I solve the problem if I can't deplicate the error in the development machine where I can stop the code and see the problem. I feel like I am missing some trick or secret.


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Preferred Solution: Errors in deployment machine not in development machine

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Errors in deployment machine not in development machine

Once it is deployed you need to run the connection command on the client to connect to the back end database. Are you using SQL server or all Access for the back end?

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Hi All,

We have captured WIM Image of a Hard disk partition using IMAGEX tool without doing Sysprep and we are in requirement to deploy the same image to a Different hardware based PC. I know how to deploy the image using IMAGEX to a same Hardware based PC but i need
guidance how can i deploy the same image to a Different hardware based PC.

Any suggestion or Solution is greatly welcome, 

Note : I have already tried to deploy the image to a different hardware based PC but its not working as i have not performed sysprep before capturing the image using IMAGEX tool

Thanks in Advance.

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I want to move files from a Windows 2000 machine to an XP machine, this is what I have so far:In the batch file:@echo offclsc:cd \MailSpamftp -i -n -s:C:\batch\getspamftp.txt:EndIn the text file:open X.X.X.Xuser administrator xxxxxxxD:cd Mail\spool\spammget *.smdmdel *.smdquit

Answer:write a batch file to move files from a windows 2000 machine to an XP machine

Have you considered using the Files and settings transfer wizard ? ?

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I have spend the last 10 stupid days, all of which were stupid, trying to analyze what happened.
I thought it was a corrupted windows file. As it turns out, and I have examined my boot log file which I created, this file is a new virus, hxxp://
which was detected by Mcafee on 5/20/09. I have just updated my .dat file for my virus scan and I'm now scanning, again..... all 370,000 files on my seagate hard drive. This first time I ran the scan, there were about 24 files which were quaranteened. I'm not sure where they are placed.

My machine will not boot. Here is the boot log from ntbtlog.txt:

Service Pack 210 30 2005 12:13:01.375
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\hal.dll
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\KDCOM.DLL
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\BOOTVID.dll
Loaded driver ACPI.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\WMILIB.SYS
Loaded driver PCI.sys
Loaded driver isapnp.sys
Loaded driver PCIIde.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\PCIIDEX.SYS
Loaded driver MountMgr.sys
Loaded driver Ftdisk.sys
Loaded driver dmload.sys
Loaded driver dmio.sys
Loaded driver Fdc.sys
Loaded driver PartMgr.sys
Loaded driver VolSnap.sys
Loaded driver atapi.sys
Loaded driver cercsr6.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\SCSIPORT.SYS
Loaded driver disk.sys
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Answer:Machine will not boot- black screen with which mouse- PCIDump.sys virus has clobbered my machine..

1. What version of Windows are you using?
2. What anti virus are you using? I see you mention McAfee but only in that they detected it (unless you're saying that YOUR McAfee scanner found it).
3. Have you tried booting into safe mode?
4. If its a virus, you know you were infected. Is there a way for you to scan that drive for spyware? (either hook it up in another computer, hook it up as an external drive to another computer, or create a boot disk with spyware scanning on it such as UBCD)

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How to block internet access to local machine users. The machine is in under domain control.

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We have replaced some of our machines and bought new systems with Vista, unfortunately we have a printing issue, none of the Vista users can access the shared printer attached to Window's 98 System on the parallel port.

Answer:Vista Machine unable to print to Printer attached to 98 machine thru parallel port

Originally Posted by savikalra

We have replaced some of our machines and bought new systems with Vista, unfortunately we have a printing issue, none of the Vista users can access the shared printer attached to Window's 98 System on the parallel port.

Have you installed the printer drivers on the Vista machines.?

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have two laptops - one running Vista and one running XP. Both have IE 7 and Norton 360 installed. I've verified the settings for IE and Norton are the same on both machines.

On my Vista machine, which is my main computer, I cannot access certain sites, specifically and They appear to be loading, but never load. I've tried with both IE 7 and Firefox, but I get the same result. In addition, the daily Dilbert cartoon that I subscribe too is received in Outlook but the graphics do not display. The graphics are not visible in my Yahoo webmail either.

However, on my XP machine, everything works just problems.

Like I said, I've verified settings on both machines...I've even done a restore to a previous restore help. I've reset my router, disabled Norton, etc...everything I can think of and nothing has worked.

Any help is greatly appreciated.


Answer:Cannot Open Certain Sites in IE or Mozilla on Vista Machine - XP Machine works fine

Please see the responses to your thread in TSF Vista Support.

Please do not create duplicate threads in the future. Thank you.

This thread closed.



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Last night I just got my brand new Athlon XP 1500. Anway It's running WindowsXP. I have been trying all morning to connect it to my old laptop (running Windows 98) using Direct Cable Connection. The AthlonXP is the Host and the Laptop is the Guest. I can get both computers connected fine, BUT when I try to get the Laptop to view the AthlonXPs files it asks me for the name of the AthlonXP as well as a password. I type in the name of the PC (there is no password). I try clicking ok, but it tells me the passoword is incorrect. There is no passwords setup on the AthlonXP at all! Please help. Thanks.

Answer:Connecting a WindowsXP machine to a Windows98 machine via Direct Cable Connection

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have two laptops - one running Vista and one running XP. Both have IE 7 and Norton 360 installed. I've verified the settings for IE and Norton are the same on both machines.

On my Vista machine, which is my main computer, I cannot access certain sites, specifically and They appear to be loading, but never load. I've tried with both IE 7 and Firefox, but I get the same result. In addition, the daily Dilbert cartoon that I subscribe to is received in Outlook but the graphics do not display. The graphics are not visible in my Yahoo webmail either.

However, on my XP machine, everything works just problems.

Like I said, I've verified settings on both machines...I've even done a restore to a previous restore help. I've reset my router, disabled Norton, etc...everything I can think of and nothing has worked.

Any help is greatly appreciated.


Answer:Cannot Open Certain Sites in IE or Mozilla on Vista Machine - XP Machine works fine


Disable UAC (User Account Control) and check out if the pages display ok.

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I don't get it, all was great. This morning I was copying and pasting a movie file from folder to folder and instead of 50 seconds I get 9 minutes. Plus while it's in the paste mode the machine slows up and task manager isn't responding

Answer:Solved: machine was fine but copying and pasting freezes the machine

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Can I copy the data of remote desktop to my Local machine. If No Why ?
Pls suggest.

Answer:Remotely Accessed Machine's Data can be Copied to Local Machine.

Click Start | Help and Support
Search on:
Cutting and pasting to and from a remote session
Accessing local files and folders in a remote session

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I recently got a 1.8GHz Celeron computer from a family member who bought a new computer, but they dropped it while bringing it over. When I started it up, it booted up pretty quickly. But when I'm actually in Windows, it runs as slowly as my old 1GHz machine and sometimes when opening things it has long delays. I thought it might just be Windows being old, so I did a clean install. But that didn't fix it. Now I think it might be one of the hard drives or my cd drives, since at the BIOS diagnostic screen it sometimes hangs at them. Other than scandisk, which didn't return anything, is there a way to find out where the bottleneck is occuring without having to spend money I don't have?

Answer:1.8ghz machine running as fast (slow) as a 1ghz machine

donkor said:

I recently got a 1.8GHz Celeron computer from a family member who bought a new computer, but they dropped it while bringing it over. When I started it up, it booted up pretty quickly. But when I'm actually in Windows, it runs as slowly as my old 1GHz machine and sometimes when opening things it has long delays. I thought it might just be Windows being old, so I did a clean install. But that didn't fix it. Now I think it might be one of the hard drives or my cd drives, since at the BIOS diagnostic screen it sometimes hangs at them. Other than scandisk, which didn't return anything, is there a way to find out where the bottleneck is occuring without having to spend money I don't have?Click to expand...

Well, it depends on which OS you have. If it's Vista or XP, then you may want to change the graphics settings so they're lower, because they consume memory.

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G'day all! (first post here!! :P) this is my situation:

I have a server...and i have installed a printer to it - the Canon LBP 3200 - the server is a 32bit machine running win7 pro...anyways...this printer does not have ANY 64bit drivers (which my main machine runs win7 ulti x64) so i am unable to install the printer on my main machine...

I was wondering, is there a way to share it from the server to the 64bit machine without installing any drivers?

Or is there a way to install 32bit drivers on a 64bit Machine?

Or can anyone find any 64 bit drivers/custom 64bit drivers?


Thanx all!!

Answer:Sharing a printer from 32bit machine to 64bit machine without drivers.

ok so i tried this method: Go to Control Panel. Choose printer. Then choose Add Printer.

Choose Add a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.

A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in the \\computer name\printer name ie. My computer's name is basement and the printer name is EpsonSty so I typed in \\basement\epsonsty

But when i make my own port name it says access is denied... :S

any help?

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I JUST GOT this machine last Fri as a warranty replacement. I have Vista Ultimate x64, machine is an HP dv9700cto, Turion X2 64 TL-60
4 gigs RAM (2x2gig)

I have just gotten all my software reinstalled, and now I am getting error messages after boot. I get 2 windows after boot that says:

window 1

Error loading C:\appdata\local\users\temp\vTLBsRLB.DLL
The specified module could not be found

Window 2

Has the same message with the exception of \cbxRJDTM.DLL

Is this a problem? Obviously it ain't supposed to be there. I can't even repair the thing since all I got for a recovery is the OEM image on a partition. Help anyone?

Answer:New Machine, already with the errors

What software have you installed?

That sounds like spyware/virus to me.

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Im running Vista Ultimate x64 on my main computer which has a Dell 1710n laser printer and HP PSC2175 AIO Printer attached to it. I have tried sharing the printers out to my XP machine, it sees it but i keep getting an error message that it can't find the proper driver and to contact the system adminstrator. I have downloaded the XP drivers for the Dell 1710n and tried to manually install the driver when it asks on my XP computer but i keep getting the same message. What do i do to get this to work?

Answer:Problems sharing Printer on Vistax64 Machine to XP machine

You can't get either printer to work? Have you also tried manually downloading the XP drivers for the HP?

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Ok, so here goes...Although I'm an avid viewer of many forums, I typically refrain from posting so please bear with me. 
First, I am extremely hoping that all of my problems can be resolved through Software tweaking and fixes, and secondly must let you all know that I have absolutely no idea wtf I am doing.  And Thirdly, have up until now had my technical issues resolved by my father or my significant other neither of which are viable to me, therefore I am coming here asking for assistance because I have been brought to my knees by a realm far beyond my own level of ascertained knowledge...
I do not know how much of my problems, or if any, are Malware, Adware, Spyware, &/or Virus related but appreciate all help and will repost in the appropriate sub-forums with pertinent information Just let me know what and where...currently I am unsure as to which that may be related to because of the plethora of ills befalling this machine...
I recently purchased a new computer from Newegg and received, what I thought at that point in time was, a faulty machine with some issues concerning the Internet components.  I took said machine to Best Buy to get looked over by Geek Squad...they confirmed my suspicions saying that the wireless components were faulty and that I should RMA the computer.... 
I did so and received another 'New' computer from said company.
The box had 2 storage stickers on it...not a new machine a... Read more

Answer:Rma'd Replacement Machine has more issues than the Initial Machine received...:(

Ok, let's see if there is malware..If you can run these.Everything is free.MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.TDSSKillerDownload TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is required, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.AdwCleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double click on AdwClea... Read more

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Hey Everyone,

Today, I rebooted my machine and did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. I installed all my apps etc and then tried to access onedrive and it gave me a sign in screen. I put in my correct information and it won't let me sign in at all. It gets stuck saying signing in. Any ideas?

Thank you very much!

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My problem seems to be the opposite of most people's - I added a Windows 7 laptop to my previously all-XP network without any trouble, simply enrolling the new machine in the existing Workgroup, and everything works fine.

Except for just one snag: from my XP machine I can see every single file on the Windows 7 machine, which raises privacy issues even within a family!

How do I stop this happening, and revert back to the situation I had before, where machines on the network could only see each other's shared folders?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:How do I stop my XP machine seeing every file on networked Windows 7 machine?

Well, a rough and dirty security fix would be to make sure that "Password Protected Sharing" in the Network and Sharing Center is set to "On." That way the files will be safe but still visible.

Are you logging into w7 with a password?

Create an account below Administrator level with a password and use that.

Theoretically w7 should not allow a drive to be shared, so check all the folders that show the "Share" symbol and set the Share to "Not Shared".


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I have a new Gateway Vista 64 machine for my office . The old HP Pavillion Pentium 4 with XP 32(?)is networked in other room Here's my setup:
Ethernet network with a new wireless Netgear router (yes,it has places to plug in the ethernet cords).
-HP Laserjet 1200 printer is plugged directly into the Vista 64 machine.
The XP Unit is on the network.
I can see and share files between the machines just fine but I get an error when choosing the networked printer in "add printer" when setting up XP unit.
(Print sharing is turned on on Vista Machine).
I choose the networked printer found on Gateway, it says that it will install drivers onto my machine to make things work, I click ok and it says that server for my printer has the wrong driver installed, would I like to find right driver? Clk yes. It looks for a VSFILE\XP but can't find it. It tells me to manually find the file but I can't find that file on HP site or any of my discs. I've uninstalled and reinstalled original drivers onto the XP machine (PCL6) and downloaded a Universal PCL5 printer file. None correct the problem. Vista automatically loaded the printer drivers when I turned on the power. It has a PCL5 file. The 1200 printer works fine when printing from Gateway machine. Vista will only let me use the drivers already installed in the machine. When I try to manually try to install drivers downloaded from HP for an XP on the the vista then it balks and says they were not created for an X6... Read more

Answer:Solved: XP machine can't print on networked Vista Machine

I ended up hiring someone to solve this mess. He just created local ports on each machine that directs the pre-downloaded, local driver, to the printers. Worked just fine. Start, Run, //"name of network" to see if printers can be seen on the network 1st.

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Hey Everyone,

Today, I rebooted my machine and did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. I installed all my apps etc and then tried to access onedrive and it gave me a sign in screen. I put in my correct information and it won't let me sign in at all. It gets stuck saying signing in. Any ideas?

Thank you very much!

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I am trying to help a friend get her new Win-7 machine set up. I used the printer set-up wizard to install a networked printer in the new machine with absolutely no problem. Proved it would print from that machine.

Now, I get a call informing me that her old XP machine, which had been printing to the network printer with no problems, will no longer print. Documents go into the print queue, but they don't get printed. No error messages show up. I did some messing around via remote access, and finally removed the printer with the intention of reinstalling it. Scanning for network printers turned up several redundant instances of the same printer with different names. Some are identified as "invalid" some a "access denied". Bottom line. I can't get any of the selections to install.

On the Win-7 machine I did find a window that indicated that the printer is designated as being shared, but I didn't explicitly set it for sharing when I installed it. Also, I somehow got to a window that told me that for printers that were to be shared with other versions of windows I could optionally install drivers to support such machines. Didn't have the driver disk handy and took the window down. Now I can't even find it again.

I need some help in sorting this all out. Part of the problem is that out there in "network land" there are redundant remnants of previous installations that are being remembered inappropriately. I'd really li... Read more

Answer:Installed network printer on W7 machine, now XP machine won't print to it

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I've been trying to sort this out myself for a while but finally I'm still at a loss. I noticed a while back that some java applets wouldn't load and would tell me I needed to get Microsoft VM, well, I already had it installed so I figured it was just the fault of the websites because other sites worked fine with similar types of applets. Then my wife informed me that Yahoo chat gave the error. I tried several things, as well as removing it like an article in MSKB says and reinstalling it, still no good. I even tried using JVM instead of MSVM, but it is still the same. Unless someone else has any ideas, I will chalk it up to something that I have installed that is interfering with the applets loading. I came to that conclusion because several sites applets load fine, while others don't.

Anyone have any idea what might cause this?

Answer:Virtual Machine errors

anyone? This is really annoying

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I like to use a virtual machine (VMWare) as a test systems for scripting and such. I seem to be getting constant errors that I don't recall getting 6 months ago. I've posted a screenshot that shows a few.

I get errors that is unreachable quite often as well. I'm positive my network connection is just fine. I've not had any issues playing games or streaming, although I haven't run any specific ping tests and such.

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I'm having trouble with errors from hotspot VM.I dont really know what that is,but it keeps kicking me out of game rooms on and I dont know how to fix computer also sometimes resets and gives me the blue screen. I run XP pro,and have 512 mb RAM.There is 2 computers and we both have the same specs.Our server is Virgin Media (10 mb).I will put the notepad that keeps popping up when my puter does this and i will put up the message from the blue screen. Please help !!!!

# An unexpected error has been detected by HotSpot Virtual Machine:
# EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005) at pc=0x07f1e02d, pid=3704, tid=2672
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (1.5.0_07-b03 mixed mode)
# Problematic frame:
# J java.awt.LightweightDispatcher.retargetMouseEvent(Ljava/awt/Component;ILjava/awt/event/MouseEventV

--------------- T H R E A D ---------------

Current thread (0x07d7db58): JavaThread "AWT-EventQueue-4" [_thread_in_Java, id=2672]

siginfo: ExceptionCode=0xc0000005, writing address 0x9a9de614

EAX=0x10158b00, EBX=0x16155058, ECX=0x1198eda0, EDX=0x164629d8
ESP=0x0b17f6d8, EBP=0x0b17f760, ESI=0x00000000, EDI=0x10158b40
EIP=0x07f1e02d, EFLAGS=0x00010202

Top of Stack: (sp=0x0b17f6d8)
0x0b17f6d8: 1198eda0 00000000 11656828 00000001
0x0b17f6e8: 00000137 0000003f 1198eda0 11ada070
0x0b17f6f8: 0b17f738 07eddd36 00000000 11656828
0x0b17f708: 00000001 00000137 0000003f 1198eda0
0x0b17f718: 07d7db58 07ca279c 11ada070 1198eda0
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Answer:HotSpot Virtual Machine Errors

i had/have this problem .. i've narrowed it down to either a bad memory card, or a bad memory slot.

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Hey all, longtime reader, first time poster.

I have a Dell Dimension (about 3-4 years old now), P4 2.0ghz 768mb RAM and two ATA HDDs totalling near 180GB. I am running Windows XP Pro w/ SP2.

In an attempt to clean up some system files, I ran TuneUp Utilities 2004 and cleaned up system files and the registry. However, problems began to occur in the form of BSODs (which I will go into later), so I restored the files change through the program.

Still no dice. I'm getting BSODs in the following errors (from what I have seen):

-IRQL_LESS_THAN_EQUAL (or something along that effect)
-win32k.sys errors
-0x00000024 (0x001902FE, 0xF25B241C)

They don't seem to happen on any triggered program opening. Also of note, my programs are crashing much more frequently.

The steps I have already taken are:
-Regular reinstall of Windows, using the "Upgrade" feature.
-When that didn't work, a full reinstall (Advanced) to replace all the windows files on the Hard Drive.
-Renaming the win32k.sys file to win32k.old.
-Disabling Virtual Memory, rebooting, and reenabling it and rebooting.

Nothing so far has seemed to help. Any suggestions? I'm stuck and it's killing me, since I work out of the home!

Thanks a lot,
Kyle Boddy
[email protected]

Answer:BSOD Errors on my WinXP Pro Machine - help!

chkdsk /r

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This occurred during a maztor backup of all harddrives. following the usual backup, the system had become disorganized, but no files were lost, at least as far as I can tell from partition usage size and number of files,(a previously recorded safety factor).


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Hey guys, I built my first machine in late June this year, and really need some help making the system more stable. My system makes a habit of randomly blue-screening or just going black and restarting... I've read around, and suspect it is bad ram or I've been an idiot and ESD'd something when i installed it.
I have tried to reset the bios settings to fail safe AND optimized defaults, update the bios, update my graphics drivers as well as removing virtual clone drive AND completely reinstalling a fresh OS. None of this has worked as the problem is still a reoccurring issue. I have also tried re-seating the RAM and GPU, and have changed the DIMM arrangement of the RAM, to no avail. Also when I manage to get the system to boot WITH all 8GB of ram (4 sticks) in theirs no guarantee that it will recognize that more than 2 of the sticks are installed.
I've included a few of my mini-dumps, as many were wiped out when i reinstalled Win 7. I hope you have a few pointers for me as I'm starting to pull my hair out.
Really appreciate the effort!

(My CPUID report is included as a reference)

Answer:Homebuilt machine, 7f and 1e stop errors...

Hi silverpalm. Sorry you are having problems. Please follow the instructions in this tutorial and upload the files to us. This give us a look at system information that the dumps do not contain and helps us to to give you better help.

I suggest that you uninstall Zone Alarm. Zone Alarm is notorious for causing BSOD's on Win 7 systems. Use this uninstall tool: Turn on Windows Firewall. It is better than ZA anyway.

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Situation: Win 8 Lenovo laptop is borked - necessitating reinstalling the OS - decided to ditch Win 8 (hatedit) to go with something that works, i.e. Win 7 Pro. The laptop uses UEFI.

Steps, as I understand them: please correct any errors.

Having removed laptop HDD and confirmed it is working and wiped it using my desktop, reinstalled.

Connect USB media into Desktop and format it for FAT32,
Copy Win 7 Pro 64 disk onto USB
Insert USB into laptop, boot and install from USB

Anything I am missing?

Answer:Installing Win 7 Pro onto a UEFI Machine (formerly Win 8 machine) - Check me, pls.

Download the Windows USB tool here.

This will load the iso of win7 to a usb pen and make it bootable for the installation.

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My brother just built a Windows 7 machine, and we are trying to connect it to his old Windows XP Pro machine via crossover cable to transfer over his files, but nothing I have tried has worked. I have them both in the same workgroup, I have followed all the guides I have been able to find online, and I still can't get the machines to recognize one another. What do I need to do? If someone could give me a walkthrough, I'd really appreciate it. This is my first time using Windows 7, so I'm not familiar with anything.

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So yeah I just got my xp machine up and running and I decided to try and set up file and printer sharing however once I installed it in xp I accidently uninstalled it and now I can't seem to reinstall it. If someone could walk me through the steps on how to fix this I would really appreciate it
So after screwing around with a few things and like I said before accidently uninstalled microsoft file and printer sharing from the network apdater it seems I am missing the server service.

Answer:How do I share files between my xp machine and my windows 7 machine? similarly for file and printer sharing.Oh and why 2 threads?

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My old E-machine power supply died so I purchased a COMPAQ SR1834nx. There is room for additional drives. When I installed the drive from my old machine it wouldn't boot up. What do I need to do to install my old drive?

Answer:Installing 2nd hard drive from old machine into new machine

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I have an old computer with 2 drives running on it, the C is a little wonky and only starts with XP cd installed under R support to get a C: in DOS. Can I use a printer cable to hook these 2 machines together to get a few files off the D: drive on the old machine from an XP machine? A network cable does not seem to work, I can't see the old machine in the DOS prompt.
Thanks for any help or pointers, and am not sure which forum was correct for this question.

Answer:[SOLVED] Copying data from one machine to an XP machine

hi shamal,

have you tried BARTPE? create an XP live CD using the bart pe builder and you can boot from CD drive of the machine where your wonky hard drive is. from there you can access your C: drive and copy your files on to another computer on the network or on to a USB device.

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Hi all, I need to do the following: I have a driver installed in one machine (Sdo Sensor V2 version 10.0.10240.16384, Microsoft) that I need to install in another machine. Is there a way to extract the driver from machine 1 and install it in machine 2? I know that there are 3rd party tools that do this, any recommendation? Thanks
P.D.:The reason I want to do this is that I can't find these drivers anywhere on the web, not even in Dell's Support site

Answer:Extract driver from machine 1 and install it in machine 2?

on machine 1

Make a D:\DRIVERS folder

from cmd prompt type..

Dism /online /Export-Driver /Destination:D:\Drivers

on machine 2
point device manager to the D:\drivers folder to load the drver

change BOLD text to suit your needs

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I am building a new office machine which I would like to stick windows 7 onto. I also have an old Dell which came with windows XP on it. Can I use the XP key from that in order to use the windows 7 upgrade version?

Answer:Upgrade from old Dell XP machine to new Windows 7 Machine

You cannot use the key with the upgrade. You have to actually allow 7 to see the XP installation first. Then you do a custom install (clean). Just finally upgraded myself.
There are soem other work arounds for this. Just google it.

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Hey all, I just got an awesomely unexpected birthday present of a new emachine T2862 that has XP on it, saving me from having to scrape up the dough to replace my 5-year-old CompUSA Home Series refurb-p.o.s. Although I think I remember reading somewhere that emachines were not that good, but I believe it should at least be an improvement over the old one, being 5 times faster and with 5 times bigger hard drive! Expecially considering I'm just about broke financially.

I haven't even opened the box yet, I want to do my homework first on what I need to do... I want to transfer a lot of files from my old computer to the new one. From what I've been reading here, it seems like my best bet is to get some kind of transfer cable -- exactly what kind, where can I get one, and about what will it cost? I've never hooked up 2 computers to each other before, and I don't know what's involved... if it helps, this old thing is running Windows 98, and what I want to transfer is:

1) my music - mostly copied off of CDs and stored in windows media player playlists, I don't want to have to re-copy them b/c the reason I copied them to the computer is some of the CDs had been played so much they were getting warped/scratched etc, besides it's time-consuming - I know copying from one computer to the other doesn't save much time, but it would save me from having to keep sticking in the next CD, doing the copy, and then having to re-type in the library i... Read more

Answer:Solved: cable transfer from 98 machine to new XP machine

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My wife works at a fitness club and they recently had to replace the office XP machine and purchased a new one with Vista, They had the two machince networked together before one at the front counter and the other in the office, I can not get the new Vista machine networked at all I have searched the internet looking for answers and have tried a few things but have had no success what so ever. Is there anyone willing to help or is there a step by step website that might have good information on this subject. I have the workgroups the same on each machine. I'm lost please help


Answer:Network trouble Vista Machine To XP Machine

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We have a few windows machines in the home group. I just started using lubuntu and want to have in the network so we can share the files. The windows machines show up , but not the lubuntu. How do I find it?

Answer:how do access a linux machine from a windows machine

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Any advice on how to do this? I have file sharing enabled on both computers. When I view computers and devices from my vista machine, I see my XP machine, but it is showing up as a media device. When I click on it, windows media player opens. It doesn't seem like it should do this since I am sharing more than just media files. In windows media player i get the error, "Before you can access files in this library, you first must have access to this library".

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imediately after clicking on shutdown with an update ready to install, on shutting down, i got the blue screen, machine-check-exception, uncorrectable hardware error, technical information ***stop:0x00000124 (0x00000000, 0x81FD6028, 0xB6200047, 0x0102010A) or***stop:0x0000009C (0x00000003, 0x8196AF0D, 0xB6200007, 0x0002010A

Answer:machine-check-exception on vista 32 machine

It would appear the 0x0000124 is related to the PCI Express Bus, ie Graphics card Driver or Chipset Software, possibly BIOS conflict.Therefore I would update drivers:a) Chipset Softwareb) PCIe Graphics Card Driver if you have a Graphics Card

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I have basically two questions.
1) does anyone know if Aloha Bob's PC Relocator Ultra can work with Vista?

2) Is anyone aware of anyproducts, preferably shareware or freeware that can migrate both data/settings and programs from Win98 to Vista Home Premium?


Answer:Moving from a Win98 machine to a Vista Machine

I don't imagine there are any software apps with that feature - any of them new enough to work with Vista would likely not bother with Win98. Data won't be hard to migrate, but I don't imagine Win98 programs would work the same on Vista... You will probably have to reinstall the programs - if they are compatible. (My CD burning software, for example, was compatible with XP but caused the PC to not boot when I tried to install it on Vista) Settings are probably going to be a lot different on Vista vs. Win98...

Here are some links on the subject:

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Have a crashed Win10 machine. Tried to "reset" it with a downloaded iso, but this didn't work--maybe the iso was NG.
Anyway, now it won't boot at all. This machine was upgraded from Win 8.1 and I have no paid install disk for it.
However, I do know the correct Windows key for the system that crashed. Can I use a paid install disk that I installed on another system, and put in the key code for the crashed system in order to get it back up and running?

Thanx for all assistance--doug

Answer:Use paid install disk on another machine with the other machine's key

You can download windows 10 setup media >
When asked for product key - just skip that page..

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I've checked here and on a couple of other places; many people seem to have similar problems but not similar enough that I've been able to solve it.

I have a HOME workgroup on my Vista machine that is connected to the printer I want to share. I have made HOME the workgroup on my W7 laptop. The Vista machine is able to access folders on the W7 and the W7 "sees" the Vista machine... the network map on W7 shows a "dotted" line from W7 - Vista but when I try to connect from W7 to Vista it will not accept a logon. I have tried using my normal Vista machine User Name and password and even tried creating a new one just for this connection but Windows Security always says "Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password".

One of the other sites suggested that Client for Microsoft Networks needed to be installed on the W7 laptop but when I checked the properties for the W7 NIC there was no Install option... does W7 need Client for Microsoft Networks?

All settings on the Vista Sharing and Discovery are on.


Answer:Windows 7 machine cannot connect to Vista machine

I finally figured out that it was Vista machine firewall (AT&T Internet Security Suite by MacAfee) that was blocking the W7 machine from accessing the Vista machine.

After I checked the box in Port and System Services to allow RDP access, I was able to access both the Vista computer and its attached printer from the W7 machine.

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I've searched and can't seem to find an answer for this: is it possible to move a virtual machine in Oracle's VirtualBox to a physical machine?


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I am having trouble connecting from an XP (Home) desktop machine to a Win 7 (Home Premium) laptop to share files.
I have read and followed a lot of posts to no avail.
specifically I have followed the advice in "How to make Windows 7 work with older Windows versions for networking and file sharing"

- both machines are in the same workgroup
- there is no trouble going from Win 7 to the XP box
- on win 7 the network is defined as a 'Work' network
- firewalls are disabled on both boxes
- Advanced Network settings
- Network discovery in ON
- File and Printer Sharing is ON
- Public folder sharing is ON
- password protected sharing is OFF
- Allow Windows to manage Homegroup connections
- the shared folder in Win 7 says its shared (its not in the public tree)
- On folder Advanced setting decurity, 'Everyone' has been added 
- On folder Advanced setting sharing it says "People without a user account and password for this computer can access folders shared with everyone"

The XP box is using XP Home which can only use 'Simple File Sharing'.
On the XP box the win7 machine appears in the Network list under the workgroup.
If I click on the machine I get a login prompt!
Attempting to map a drive to the win7 box the same network is shown browsing to the win7 machine does not list any of the shares. (it also does not ask for a login)

Interestingly if I go back to the network and enter the userid / password then I can see the shares... Read more

Answer:XP machine can't see file shares from Win7 machine

From you r 1st post I noticed:
'Public folder sharing is ON
Password protected sharing is OFF'

That would need to be reversed or better yet just read this...

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Have a crashed Win10 machine. Tried to "reset" it with a downloaded iso, but this didn't work--maybe the iso was NG.
Anyway, now it won't boot at all. This machine was upgraded from Win 8.1 and I have no paid install disk for it.
However, I do know the correct Windows key for the system that crashed. Can I use a paid install disk that I installed on another system, and put in the key code for the crashed system in order to get it back up and running?

Thanx for all assistance--doug

Answer:Use paid install disk on another machine with the other machine's key

You can download windows 10 setup media >
When asked for product key - just skip that page..

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From my XP machine I can ping the X61 Vista system but cannot see any shared drives. Vista system has no trouble seeing shared drives on the XP machine. Network discovery has been enabled. Any ideas appreciated.

Answer:X61 Vista machine drives not visible from XP machine.

Did you change the network to private network on Vista? Shared folder will not be visible under public network.

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I can copy and paste only text and screenshots.

Answer:RDP: 10 Local Machine - XP Remote Machine Problem

Are both rdp same version or you will have problems update rdp

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Here's a strange issue--at least I think it's strange. I have an old application that I've had since I had Win XP. I'm not sure but I think I had it even on Win 98. Even though it's an old app I was able to install and run in on Vista and Windows 7. I now have the pre-release Win 8 installed on VMware Player and I was wondering if it would run in Win 8. So I opened Win 8 and put in the CD, clicked on the setup.exe file and it installed--or so it seemed. It always installed a short cut on my desk top before. So I looked and didn't see it. It was supposed to have installed in a particular folder, but I couldn't find it. I then installed it again and chose to put a short cut on the desk top. But, it wasn't there. The bottom line is that even though I had Win 8 open in the guest, I discovered that it actually instaledl on Win 7--on the host machine even though I installed it while the guest machine was open. Has anyone seen anything like that before? I suppose it happened because it was such an old app.

Answer:App installed on host machine while in guest machine

When you put the cd into your drive, it fired the autoplay on your host machine and not within your Windows 8 VM. It installed on your Windows 7 host machine. If you had been in the VM, and launched the setup from within the VM, it would not have installed on your host machine. PERIOD.

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I have a network problem. My windows 7 machine is not detecting win xp machine whereas win xp machine is detecting win 7 machine.
They are in the same workgroup named Home. And the networking system is set to work. I have left the homegroup I was previously in. I enabled file sharing for devices that use 40 bit and 50 bit encryption.
On XP I have enabled NetBios over TCP/IP.
File sharing is enabled on both computers.
I think it's something obvious as both instalations on different computers are really fresh and both windows haven't been tampered with.

Thank you for your assistance.

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 machine does not detect win xp machine

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Been getting these 2-3 times a day, mainly while gaming.

Attachment 72749

Answer:Random BSOD Machine Exception Errors

CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690K CPU @ 3.50GHz"
MaxSpeed: 3500
CurrentSpeed: 3570

Machine Check Exception is a hardware related issue, and overclocking is one of the most frequent causes of it. this error may occur in two bugchecks, either ox9C or 0x124 (with first parameter 0). Overclockers are aware of it. They choose their optimum OC settings by a trade off between the aggressiveness of OC and the frequency of machine check exception.

If you want to debug these BSODs, stop Overclocking. Run all the hardware components like CPU, graphics card and RAM at their stock clock settings.

If the BSOD occurs even at the stock hardware settings, let us know. Further troubleshooting will be needed in that case.

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for about 5 days now, Ive tried to fix my less than 2 year old computer.

It started out as a error 633, and has worked its way around to error 797 after my doing things like destructive restore, uninstall modem, download modem from emachine site, re install, running antivirus, etc...and I still can not use my dailup to get online

I can do anything on the puter other than dial up, to get online.

when I query my modem (which I wasnt able to do with the other error) it said the pot that the modem is attached could not be opened. This may be the result of a hardware conflict. check device manager to verify all drivers are functional.

when I was trying to fix my prior problem I followed instructions on a site about my com and Im afraid that was the wrong thing to do, because my modem is com 3
and my port is com 1
and it shows com 1 & 2 is in use
com 1 has something called serenum system and serial sys

my modem is a soft 64 somethinganother (I can look it up if needed) and I am wondering if I can just start over with doing my modem, and driver w/o messing things up....or how would I fix this issue?

I am so frustrated with this, that I taped/plastic the computer, and have stored it because I just gave up, and then I went to and your site came up, so I thought I would give it one more try to find out what is wrong...or if I should just give up............

thanks for allowing me to ramble, and

Answer:xp home, e machine model w3050 errors

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Been getting these 2-3 times a day, mainly while gaming.

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I recently built a new PC (I?ve built 3-4 machines from scratch so I feel I know what I?m doing).
These are the parts that are being used in this new machine.

Motherboard - Gigabyte F2A55M-HD2
CPU - AMD A8-6600K Richland 3.9GHZ APU Socket FM2 Quad Core 4MB 100W Black Edition
RAM - Patriot Signature 2X4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 1.5V Dual Memory Kit
HD - Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps (I split into 2 partitions 400/600)
PSU - Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-650 650W
LG DVD-RW (this is the only old hardware? 3-4ish years)

Put everything together, installed windows, installed programs needed, did all the windows updates (oh god so many updates!).

The machine didn?t crash and worked fine for the first week then all of a sudden, I was getting BSOD when doing random things and they would show different error codes.

I tried to let it crash a few times before getting all the dump files together.

After the crashes the machine works fine, has no problem booting up and overall it seems to be working fine (minus the crashing of course).

Before asking on here I thought I would check a few things
- Ran chkdisk and received no errors on the HD
- Ran memtest and received 0 errors
- System Temp is ~31C and CPU temp ~50C
- I double checked all connections inside the case and everything seems to be tight, and fitting correctly.

I've attached the zip file from the DM Log Collector

Thanks for the help

Answer:BSOD with random/different errors several times a day on new machine

Hello robosd, Welcome to Sevenforums!

It looks like almost all of your dumps are pointing to memory corruption

How long did you run memtest for? It needs to be ran for at least 8 passes or when you find any errors whatsoever. With most of them pointing towards memory, any other dump is likely to be misleading and/or wrong. If you don't get any errors in 8 passes, let it run longer.

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Good Evening:I try to use all the precautionary software that I can (Trend Micro Internet Security, cc cleaner, adaware, malwearbyte's anti-malware, etc.) but recently my system has been freezing and/or restarting on its own. Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated.Thank you!DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Lori Brautigam at 18:39:05.10 on Mon 01/11/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2037.1145 [GMT -5:00]AV: Trend Micro Internet Security *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {7D2296BC-32CC-4519-917E-52E652474AF5}FW: Trend Micro Personal Firewall *enabled* {3E790E9E-6A5D-4303-A7F9-185EC20F3EB6}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcssC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exeC:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\TMAS_OE\TMAS_OEMon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServi... Read more

Answer:Unknown Errors Shutting Machine Off/Freezing

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! We 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.Fo... Read more

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I have a very annoying problem with my laptop! When I have the ac adapter plugged in the laptop boots fine and works perfect. If I try to boot up using just the battery I am getting a machine exception error and it reboots itself. Also when the ac adapter is in, as soon as I unplug it the laptop runs for a couple of seconds and then blue screens.

The battery is 95% charged and I have tested it on a friends laptop and it worked perfect.

I have tried to follow the instructions to debug the minidumps but I have got completley confused, its like double dutch!!

If anyone could suggest a fix or make sense out of the minidumps I would be very gratefull.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Laptop battery causing machine exception errors

Sorry, I forgot to mention that I have tried reinstalling XP bit that didnt cure the problem. In order to reinstall I had to physically remove the battery as the install kept hanging with 13 minutes to go, it was the registering components phase. As soon as I removed the battery the install went straight on!

Thanks again

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I've spent two days trying to fix this myself, and I'm feeling quite deflated and desperate at this point. Please help me if you can.

I worked towards being able to build this brand new, incredible PC for the last year, and as far as I can tell all the hardware is living up to my expectations. However, I keep experiencing WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR BSODs. Typically they seem to happen while watching a video on one screen and editing photos or web browsing on the other, but I have experienced them at other times as well. I thought it was due to a new Intel ethernet driver not being compatible with Windows 8 and that I had the problem licked after a third clean install and careful process of driver updates, but it just happened again.

I've stress tested and monitored temps on my CPU. Samsung Magician says the SSD running my OS is in good health (it's an 840 Pro and should be very reliable). The Windows memory diagnostic tool gave my RAM a pass. I put my graphics card through all the 3DMark tests. My gut says this isn't hardware, but maybe that's wishful thinking. I used a program called BlueScreenView to look at the minidumps, and it indicates that the problem is hal.dll and possibly ntoskrnl.exe, but from what I understand that is a very vague clue.

I don't know what else I can do to try to resolve this problem and finally begin to enjoy this hard-earned PC. Please help. If I've failed to adhere to forum standards or attached the files properly, I will correct immedi... Read more

Answer:Built my dream machine, but it BSODs with WHEA errors

ntoskrnl.exe is the kernel (core) of the operating system. If it was having problems you'd have many more issues other than just the occasional BSOD.

hal.dll is the file that enables the devices to communicate with Windows - so again, if it was a problem with this file you'd have many more issues other than the occasional BSOD.

The STOP 0x124 error is most often a hardware error - but it can also be caused by low level drivers/compatibility issues.

You have 3 hard drives. What is the make/model/wattage and age of your Power Supply?

This device has issues in Device Manager:

BLUE USB Audio 2.0 USB\VID_074D&PID_0002\0000 This device cannot start.

Please uninstall it and physically remove it from your system to see if that stops the BSOD's. Also, please note that your audio drivers date from 2008 (and it appears that you've updated them recently). Once the testing is done, feel free to attempt to install the latest, Win8 compatible drivers for this device - but please be advised that I've seen previous issues with these drivers (and Creative said to another poster that they were Win8 compatible, and that I've also seen lot's of issues with USB sound devices.

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system u... Read more

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Hi all im new here,Grab yourself a coffee / tea this is a long one !

For the last 2 weeks my computer which is circa 3 years old is starting to crash quite abit. I am due an upgrade and was going to sell off some bits, but I am having trouble working out which peice of my hardware is causing problems, thus not wanting to buy new kit when the old kit is not faulty.

The i7 920 is overclocked to 3.5ghz alkas nero cooler, v core is 1.26v, cpu temp on idle is 39 - 45 degrees, running Arma 2 it moves up to circa 56 degrees. Motherboard is an Asus P6T6WS revolution with the latest bios. Graphics card is XFX 295 GTX, with latest drivers.

Then :
The problem started when the computer used to randomly freeze (Mainly just as the welcome screen comes up) Then apon reboot id notice my Graphics card drivers disappered and that I had to reisntall them.

I decided to do a format, and after about 3 installation attempts (One attempt ended in my screen going RED tint colour) to get a fresh installation.
I opened up the computer and gave everthing a real clean, this seemed to cure the Red screen issue. As well as a bios reflash

Now :
Most of the time everying runs fine including games, HD video rendering with Sony vegas pro 9 etc.
Then suddenly I get a BSOD crash, normally Machine check exception error, sometomes the clock interrupt not recieved. When I restart the computer and load back into windows I notice the sound is jittery as if there is a loose wire. Loading up a game is also la... Read more

Answer:BSOD errors, Machine check Exception, Clock interrupt not rec 9C

Hello dirtbag.

upgrade the network driver: Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC. It goes back to Thu Feb 26 14:34:13 2009. And most of the error entries are associated with it.

Download the network card driver from manufactuer's website Realtek
Then reinstall the driver:
Click the Start Button, type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotation marks) in the Start Menu Search box and press Enter.
Double click to expand "Network adaptors".
Right click your network card and click Uninstall.
Check "Delete driver software for this device" check box, click OK.
Restart the computer
If windows does not auto configure the appropriate drivers at startup, install the downloaded one manually.
Anyway, your dump says:

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 9C, {0, fffff880009fbc70, 0, 0}

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KxMcheckAbort+6c )

Followup: MachineOwner
It is a hardware error. You need to test your hardware components.

► Test your RAM modules for possible errors.
How to Test an... Read more

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Hello out there, does any body know what causes the stop error 0x00000101? I have the i7 with 12 gig ram. This Hp machine has been displaying bsod ever since I bought it 18 months ago and nobody at hp can figure it out. Somtimes the error is the 0.....124. I get these errors a few times per week. I have a Raid 1 system if that helps. Help please Thanks for any feedback. Anthonyg

Answer:stop errors on vista ultimate 64bit machine with i7 chip.

Im looking up the other error, but 124 means hardware.
Do you get beeps on boot?

STOP 0x00000101: CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT Usual causes: Device driver, BIOS bug, hardware defect

Its a hardware problem.
Most common is memory.

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Last night when shutting down the virtual machine within Win7, the virtual machine hanged. Win7 gave me the option of doing a forced shutdown, which I accepted. But now this morning when I try to re-open the virtual machine (which is powered down) I keep
getting the error message "The virtual machine could not be started. An unknown error occurred."  PLEASE HELP: I have months of research stored in the virtual machine which I need to retrieve. Any suggestions gratefully received.

Answer:URGENT: My XP-Mode Virtual Machine has crashed: it is powered down and refuses to power up. PLEASE HELP: I have months of research stored in the virtual machine which I need to retrieve.



The issue could be incorrect configuration of XP mode.


Trying to rename the . vmc and .vsv from C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines
and run Virtual Machine again.


Best Regards,

Please remember to click "Mark as Answer" on the post that helps you, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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Can I network my computers? One is running WIndows 98, and the other one is using WIndows XP. I have them both on a hub so they can use the internet, but i was wondering if i can network them. If I can how will I do it? Last time i tryed nothing happened so I just forgot about it. If you can help me it would be greatfull

Thanks for your time reading this, bye

Answer:Network on Win98 machine and a XP machine

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Ok, this 'brilliant' idea I just had to save time and aggravation can't be possible--but I have to ask.

I have OEM Win10 + apps/data on my recent Lenovo P50.

I've installed a third party BIOS on my old Lenovo T61 (to run SATA II), replaced the cooling fan and will install a replacement SSD.

The P50 is twice the drive size as the T61's pending SSD 'but' the installed data on the P50 is less than the physical size of the T61.

If I restore (Reflect free current version) an image of the P50 to a clean T61 SSD would I get a properly functional Win10 identical to the information on the P50?

Answer:Can I image machine a to a new drive machine b?

Yes, the T61 has Win7 activated long ago that was an update from the longer ago OEM Vista.

Not activating kills my idea.

I'll just go ahead and do the previously downloaded Win10 iso and forget the bright idea.


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I'm trying to send about 1.5m total of multiple files to four win98 pc's from a win98 pc on a home network without domain through open c-drive shares. The sending pc starts to send the files and then errors out with an illegal operation. If I unmap one of the pc's and then send the batch again, it works no problem. It doesn't matter which one of the four pc's I unmap, the process works. But four is too much for it. Can't figure it out. Someone had mentioned MTU, but I'm not sure where to find that setting or if that is even an option really. Anyone shed some light on this problem or point me in the right direction? Thanks.


Answer:Batching to 4 pc's from one machine crashing machine

I don't think your MTU settings are your problem. Highly doubtful. However, I don't really understand how you are sending the files. Are you batching to them all at one time or are you sending the files to mapped drive A first, then waiting for it to finish and then sending it to drive B, then waiting for it to finish and then sending it to drive C and then the 4th one after that?

What does your batch file look like? I know it is most likely irrelevant, but might be worth posting.

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I have two computers connected via a 4-port hub.
One computer is running Windows 2000 and the other is running Windows 95.
W2000 machine has the following
Computeer Name: ABC
Workgroup: Joey
IP Address:

Windows 95 machine has the following:
Computer Name: DEF
Workgroup: Joey
IP Address:

Both machines have there file sharing on and the little hand is under my C: drive and D: drive on both computers.

The Windows 2000 machine can see both computers but the Windows 95 machine can only see itself.

What am I dong wrong??

please help.

thank you,

Answer:Can't connect W2000 machine with W95 machine. Need Help!

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I have my first windows 7 computer on my home network, and it appears to me I have outgoing networking, but not incoming. On the Windows 7 computer, I can get to the router and the Internet, and can access shared folders on Vista machines on the home network. The computer name "advertising protocol" works as the name of the Windows 7 computer in the "Network" user interface on the Vista machines (the user interface accessed from Network and Sharing Center by 'view computers and devices"), but attempting to access it gets a "cannot access" error, and attmepting to diagnose gets a "cannot find" error. For whatever it is worth, highlighting the icon in the "network" user interface does not show anything for "location".

I am going through this to get shared folders on the Windows 7 computer visible on other computers on the network. Obviously this is not working. Just to recap the configuration:
1) all computers on the network are members of same Workgroup
2) My documents on the Windows 7 computer are shared read-write with everyone
3) advance sharing options show:
Network discovery ON
File and print sharing ON
Public folder sharing ON
128 bit encryption
Password protected sharing OFF
IPv6 disabled
Homegroup stuff either OFF or ON and managed by Windows (but this is irrelevant)
4) firewall off

A observation:
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Answer:Cannot ping W7 machine from any vista machine

Why is IPv6 disabled? You do realize that IPv6 is only used on the LAN and is needed for Homegroups to work correctly. Maybe you were just thrown off by the first picture below which is only telling you that IPv6 is not connected to the WAN because it's not supposed to be.

The second picture shows it as enabled for the LAN.
It doesn't matter much either way unless you are Homegroup, but Homegroup only works with Windows 7 computers. For Vista and Win 7 you need to use either workgroup or public file sharing. You also need to enable file sharing on the Vista machine.

You should not need to turn the firewall off.

Are you sure that you are sharing the correct group. There is a seperate public file sharing settings page but the workgroup and homegroup use the same settings page.

Maybe you were thrown off because there are two settings pages. The third picture is the Homegroup and Workgroup settings page and the fourth one is for the Public file sharing.

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Win 10 machine has fileshare being accessed by XP and MAC machines without problems.
Trying to connect a Win 7 machine but it insists that the login does not have access to the share.
The login and password are valid. The share and security is open to everyone. All machines are in the same workgroup.
The win 7 machine can see other machines on the net and the Win10 machine can see into shares on the Win 7 box.

So it is just the win7 => win10 that is the problem.

Don C

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I have an older IBM unit and now a new Asus unit.

I would like to take programs and what not from the older unit, with a dying hard drive, to the newer unit.

Best method?
Ethernet transfer?
Files and folders transfer has serial cable option, I am looking to move several 100's GB of things.
Windows Backup? Or MG Backup?

Answer:Old machine New machine, moving data from one to other

i found a serial cable, not a db-9 to db-9 at it's a "Diablotek CA-1638 USB 2.0 to 9-Pin RS232 DB9 Serial Adapter".

I did find a db-9 Female to db-9 female somewhere else, It's a "6 Foot Serial DB9 Female to Female".

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Answer:Gaming machine or Laming machine?

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Hope you all doing good !!

Am trying to connect my vm machine on a host server from another machine in the same network, however its not successful. Below are the details:

Host machine- win 7


VM machine- win 2008 server r2

DHCP- disable
DNS server-

RDC enable from firewall
static IP as in IPv4
user with Admin rights created

Tried in both the below settings.
VM settings in Bridge
VM settings in NAT- host-9997, ip: vm port: tried both 22 and 3389

I can connect the host machine from another computer in the same network. Also I can connect the VM from host via RDC in the same machine, but not able to connect the VM from another computer in the same network.

Please let me know where is exact issue is and what am missing.

Thank you in advance.

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My son's XP machine is channeling The Police. There appears to be a Ghost In The Machine.He has a Dell OptiPlex GX520. I bought it for him 4-5 years ago from a shop that recycles computers from businesses and sells them to the public.Last he told me that the computer has developed a vibration that causes an annoying buzz. I told him that if he brings it over, I'll take a look at it. Then he told me about a stranger problem.Since the buzz was annoying, he had started to turn the machine off via Start...Turn Off Computer. What's weird is that the computer has started to turn itself on in the middle of the night. He'll turn it off before he goes to bed and then wake up to hear it buzzing a few hours later. He now unplugs it every night.Any idea why the machine would power itself on? He connects to the internet via a wireless router rented from TWC. Somehow Wake On LAN seems like a long shot.message edited by DerbyDad03

Answer:XP Machine Powers Itself On - Ghost In The Machine?

On page 9 of the manual: describes an 'auto power on' feature under power management in bios setup where you can set a specific time to turn on the computer. That's your ghost.

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I have an orange crossover cable that I have connected to both machines and I set up sharing on both but the Windows XP machine doesn't show the 8.1 machine. I'm trying to pull some movies and music off my 8.1 laptop because I use my XP desktop as a media server of sorts.

I can't figure out how to get them to recognize each other and my connection just says "limited."

Can someone help?

Answer:How do I share files between 8.1 machine and XP machine

Just like you did in XP. Right click on the folder and in Sharing, choose to share. In Network Connections. Set security for 40/56. Turn off Home Group.

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I'm looking to build a new machine, as mine is well over a couple of years old. I was wondering if anybody knows the difference in between a computer gaming machine, and a graphics machine? I do a lot of graphics on here, but also weill be getting back into gaming.

Answer:Gaming Machine Vs. Graphic Machine

Everyone i know who does graphics has a mac, (shudder)
and everyone i know who plays games has a PC,

Heh, i know this didnt help you out to much, but i couldnt resist.

Knowing not jack about graphics, I would think that the better processor and vid card you can get, with lots of ram, you should be able to do pretty much anything. Games take computing power, as do graphics from my understanding, so i would think the higher end rig you can get, the better off you will be.

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I regularly encounter the same problem that i can not access or see a XP machine from my W7 machine I could see before in my network. The strange thing is that remote desktop still works. The other way around stll works: I can see the W7 macine on my xp machine.
The only solution I can use to fix the problem is to do a system-repair.
At first this issue appeared after updating ms defender definitions. But yesterday it appeared just after a new startup without any update or change of settings on anything.

I'm completely dazzled about the cause of this problem.
I would like to know the real issue so i can use a proper fix instead of doing a system-repair every now and then.

any suggestions?

Answer:xp machine not vsible form W7 machine

couple of quick questions if I may,

1, is the Windows 7 machine assigned to a static IP on your router?
2. what is the IP of the Windows 7 machine? you can find this by opening command prompt and typing ipconfig /all if your behind a router it will probably look like 192.168.1.x
3. Have you actually shared any folders on the win 7 machine?
4. do you have password protected sharing OFF (this can be configured from network and sharing centre>turn off password protected sharing

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So I have an older machine that is set up correctly. I want to image that old machine, and image it to the new machine. But is there a trick to doing that since the machine is a whole different model?

Answer:Have old machine. Want to image it, and transfer to new machine. Possible?

Clone it with clonezilla to a new disk (or one that you do not care about overwriting all the data) and then boot. In linux you have a very high chance of success. In windows the chance is lower but since windows XP even that is high enough to try. For windows you probably want to put your SATA ports in IDE emulation mode otherwise you are likely to get a blue screen on boot due to the OS not using the AHCI driver by default.

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Hi there, I pulled out my old computer as my girlfriend is in need of my laptop, but my machine is seriously infected with viruses. I'm pretty sure its in scvhost as its draining my resources when I check my process's in task manager, also my firefox is constantly being redirected or takin over by adware and there is constant machine errors, suddenly my machine wont let me onto the internet, it says my firefox and IE is not a supported program and cannot open, my windows audio constantly stops and I really need some help to get rid of these viruses, I think my girlfriend got the infections from a p2p program limewire when I had a really crappy anti virus, I now use malwarebytes antimalware and AVG9, not the free version, the paid. Anyways I followed all of your first steps and here are the logs, DDS and attached, which is named ark, thank you all and anymore info you have is greatly appreciated. I am well aware of how to keep viruses and malware off my machines, as my laptop is totally free of both, but I have since only allowed my girlfriend to use my computers under the guest account with no p2p or torrent programs available to her. Also I unistalled limewire, utorrent and daemon tools as per your directions, with no plans on reinstalling limewire in the future. Here is my DDS log and the attached . DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Owner at 17:40:33.62 on Wed 03/30/2011 Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18... Read more

Answer:Serious Virus Infection - Pretty Sure svchost - constant redirects and machine errors

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One or more of the identified infections is a backdoor trojan/rootkit.

This type of infection allows hackers to remotely control your computer, log keystrokes, steal critical system information, and download and execute files without your knowledge.

If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.

Please refer to Microsoft's Online Safety article for tips on creating a strong password.

Do not change passwords or do any transactions from the infected computer until it has been cleaned.


I can't read your logs as posted. Please look at some other threads and see how the logs should look, then repost them in a readable form.

You can post the Attach.txt log instead of attaching it.

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DM Log Collector was ran in safe mode and attached. Attachment 102728
The BSOD occurs very soon after logging in.
Windows 10

Answer:BSOD errors Machine Check Exception and Clock Watchdog Timeout

Troubleshooting a counterfeit installation is useless as it is not known what has been modified to your system.
A counterfeit installation contains heavily modified code which causes the system to behave in unexpected ways.
For this reason, analyzing counterfeit systems is unreliable and analysts won't try it.
I recommend to install a genuine copy of Windows.
If, after you have installed a genuine copy of Windows, you still get BSOD's we'll be happy to assist you.
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DM Log Collector was ran in safe mode and attached.
The BSOD occurs very soon after logging in.
Windows 10

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New member - please be gentle if I haven't followed the correct procedures
Okay I rebuilt my PC completely following a mobo failure, retaining the hard drives; I was really impressed Win7 Ult x64 booted straight into the desktop.
I removed old mobo drivers, added new ones
Had a few glitched with the USB ports which I think I fixed by deleting and reintalling new drivers

I have had some BSODs - 2 one after the other just now and at least 1 earlier one while the machine was unattended
In each case it was a BCCode 9f and I got the error message driver_power_state_failure.
Now I have the crashdrump logs.
I think it has zipped 3 but I know the most recent one related to the crash I just saw is called 112905-15444

On a whim in the interim I have also just now uninstalled the Asus AI Suite 3 that came with the mobo (Asus z170 pro gamer) as I know it has an energy management module and even though I have tried to disable that anyway I thought might be a cause for error

I would be most grateful for help in tracking down the cause of this error and advice on fixing it please!


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Hi all,

In the past few months I've added a 512 stick of RAM and replaced the hard drive in my five year old laptop with a brand new Seagate Momentus. The laptop itself is a Pentium M 1.8 running Windows XP Home (Service Pack 3). Also in the past few months I've started receiving BSOD's for Machine Check Exception errors. The numbers tend to vary, though I can never catch one long enough to write them down, as the system flashes the error screen and then shuts off or reboots.

I've run MemTest as recently as this afternoon and the results came back with no errors found in the memory. I ran a SMART test from SpeedFan on the new HD and it was deemed perfectly fit. Still, I can't shake the feeling there's something going on with the new hardware in this laptop, as I had never even heard of a Machine Check Exception since I never got one until some time after installing the parts.

I notice I get this specific error when playing a computer game (Diablo 2, for Christ's sake, so the game isn't particularly taxing!) or watching video, ie intensive activities. It never happens while just browsing the net. I am not overclocking the processor. In fact, I'm undervolting it to keep heat down, though I've turned off Notebook Hardware Control to go back to normal voltage setting and I still get the Machine Check Exception errors with the same frequency.

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Answer:Repeated Machine Check Exception errors, number codes change

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Hoping to get some help with this, as I've been getting really frustrated over the last few days. I recently built a new rig (hardware below), and I've been getting regular windows crashes after the system has been running for a few hours. I've fully updated Windows 7 and my GPU drivers, as well as checked all my HDD wiring.

I don't have a small dmp file to upload (only the larger ones), but I will include that next time the system crashes.

CPU: i5-4590
Mobo: Gigabyte H97M D3H
GPU: GTX 970
RAM: V-Color OC Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600MHz
SSD: Kingston 128GB

Event Viewer Log
- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-WER-SystemErrorReporting
[ Guid] {ABCE23E7-DE45-4366-8631-84FA6C525952}
[ EventSourceName] BugCheck

- EventID 1001

[ Qualifiers] 16384

Version 0

Level 2

Task 0

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x80000000000000

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2015-12-09T22:51:45.000000000Z

EventRecordID 5287


- Execution

[ ProcessID] 0
[ ThreadID] 0

Channel System

Computer FatCat-PC


- EventData

param1 0x000000a0 (0x0000000000000009, 0xffffffffc0000001, 0x0000000000000001, 0x0000000000000000)
param2 C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP
param3 120915-7659-01

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I have Hyper-v running on Dell Precision T3600 with Windows 8 OS.  I am trying to start a VM (called Windows8VM) to install Windows 8 in the hyper-v virtual machine, but I keep getting the following message:
"Windows8VM" failed to start.
Failed to start the virtual machine "Windows8VM" because one of the Hyper-V components is not running.
"Windows8VM" failed to start.  (Virtual machine ID D670D3BB-9AE2-0453D-9191-EA6EFC242A9C)
The Virtual Machine Management Services failed to start the virtual machine "Windows8VM" because one of the Hyper-V components is not running.
I have turned the hyper-v feature on in the "Turn Windows feature on or off.  The BIOS has virtualization enable.  Help!!! driving me nuts for a week now.
Nick :(

Answer:Windows 8 Hyper-V - Virtual Machine Management Service failed to start the virtual machine

Finally got it to work.  Our admin lock down the devices that could be installed on the computer.  It turned out that one of the vm devices was not allowed to be installed.  Thank community.

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Hello everyone,

I am hoping someone may be able to help me with the following. I tried to use VMware's free "converter" software to convert my physical HP machine to a virtual machine. However, when trying to run the virtual machine, it says that the virtual machine has two processors & that it is limited to only using one processor, & therefore, will not start. The physical machine is a dual core processor, but I see no way to configure the virtual machine so that it only has one processor.

It seems to me the software should just configure itself to at least run, and from there a person can try to tweak the settings and be advised if there are limitations at that point, but that would make to much sense. Alternatively, they could provide an easy way to change the settings so you can at least get the thing to run, but again, that would make to much sense.

Anyway, if anyone can help me get the virtual machine clone running, please let me know.


Answer:Using VMware "converter" to convert a physical machine to a virtual machine

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both are connected to the same router
the ip of the 7 machine is and the default gateway is
the ip of the XP machine is and the default gateway is

the 7 machine can ping both and and receive responses. I can even access the sharing on the xp machine by typing \\ into my windows explorer, but the xp machine cannot ping or access \\

this is really weird. I mean, for starters, it would appear that this router somehow has two ip addresses, secondly, I can ping AND get a response from one machine, but nothing from another.

I have no idea what's wrong

Answer:I can ping a XP machine from my 7 machine. XP machine cannot ping back

Hi mmeowcusa and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you on both machines open command prompt by going to start - type in the search bar "cmd" - right click and run as administrator. (For windows 7 only)

For windows XP to open cmd- start - all programs - accessories - command prompt - right click run as administrator

type the following commands.
ipconfig /release

ipconfig /renew
Post back your results.

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ive got 2 computers hooked up to a router by Ethernet sharing an internet connection, the internet connection works fine for both computers. i would like to share documents also between the computers

one is a windows xp 32
one is a windows 7 64

ive set up many networks in the past with a bunch of xp machines without any trouble but now i am having trouble
my first step was on the windows 7 machine, i went to control panel -> network and sharing center -> setup a connection or network -> set up a new network

this is where i believe i am making a mistake of some kind, it seems that the windows 7 machine is assuming that i want to set up the network wirelessly, when it is connected to the router via Ethernet. it simply brings me to a screen that says choose the wireless router or access point you want to configure, and hangs there with a greyed out next button

everything seems to be going fine on the xp machine, i created a new network called "sharebear", told it that the computer connects through a residential gateway, enabled file and printer sharing, rebooted the machine, and confirmed that there was a new folder in the network places for shared documents

i went back to the windows 7 machine where it was still hanging, rebooted it, looked for the new network in network and sharing center and it wasn't there, i tried again to "set up a new network" on the windows 7 machine with the same hanging screen

what am i doing wrong?

Answer:connecting 1 windows 7 machine and 1 windows xp machine to share files

Make sure that both computers are in the same 'Workgroup' then follow these instructions

Also, make sure both computer's Anti-virus and Firewalls are set to allow sharing.

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Hi Everyone,

I am trying to find a solution to my current problem, I have recently installed Windows 8 on every laptop in my home, my wifes and my kids, and ofcourse my own, I ofcourse have installed Pro, My wifes has Pro + MCE, and the kids have the stock version of Windows 8...

And I am trying to find out if Windows 8 contains an application, or if their is a decent application available for download, that I can install on every machine so I can send a direct message through to the wife, or the kids, sort of like how MSN Messenger used to work or ICQ, except I just want it for the PC's here in the house, and want to be able to send a message from my machine, directly (And Privately) to my wifes machine, so it pops up on her screen whenever I send her something and vice versa, without having to have her or the kids needing to log into something on system start up and signing into anything to get it working, I want to be able to have the option of sending an immediate message through to them from the time windows loads, without requiring and program sign in, etc

Does Windows 8 (Any Version) have any inbuilt software capable of doing this, or allow a PC to PC connection to directly talk?

Kindest Regards,


Answer:Machine to Machine Messaging?

GTalk will do what you are seeking to do, provided all members of your household have a Google account:

Checked here at Major Geeks but didn't find the one below called ShixxNOTE, so here is the link to the program download site:

I found high praise for ShixxNOTE. Users claim they can't live without it after using it for some time. Sorry I haven't tried this. Just taking a jab at it with a Google search...

Some comments I found on attached to an article about messaging programs:

A > OS ? 3 months ago ?
I've installed ShixxNOTE version latest release from September 2012. I must admit that now I can't work without it anymore. Me and my buddy in next room are using this sending notes everyday. Sometimes to send funny notes and sometimes some important notes. So now I will decide if I will register 5-Users License. Price is $25. Does anybody have registered version ?


DJ > OS ? 2 months ago
When you're spread over a couple of floors, it's great to have something that you know your workmate is going to see appear on their desktop. Means you're more likely to get action than it sitting in amongst a bunch of internal emails. So people really this ShixxNOTE program is great piece of software, also works on Windows 8.Click to expand...


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I have an issue where when someone remotes in from a Mac to a domain computer, when they go back to their domain computer, the login screen says they are logged in from "COMPUTER-X". The problem is that COMPUTER-X was a domain machine and was deleted
3 years ago. COMPUTER-X doesn't exist in DNS, can't be found in a NETBIOS scan, we don't have WINS, we have completely new VPN appliances and the name that shows up on the VPN appliance is "Janes-Macbook" or whatever it should be.
What I want to know is where does that login screen get the information for the "User X is logged in from COMPUTER-X"?

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I want to know whether a Standard edition upgrade will work.

I have an old desktop Dell w/ XP PRO installed therefore with an OEM license version.

I'd like to move the applications and data to a new machine (a virtual machine) with Windows 7 Home Premium.

Will the standard upgrade edition path succeed (XP PRO to Win 7 Home Premium) using Windows Easy Transfer?

Thanks, Mike

Answer:situation - xp pro (machine A) to Win & (machine B)

You cannot transfer your XP programs to another machine - they must be reinstalled. Your data can be copied over - easiest is to copy the named User account folder or the active User sub-folders (Documents, etc) to DVD, flash stick, external USB or over the network into the new install.

Since XP is factory preinstalled OEM tied to the Dell, it would not qualify you for use of Win7 Upgrade version on another machine. You would need another XP/Vista retail license to qualify for the second machine, or you can use the Upgrade on the Dell.

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I've bought a refurb Dell with Win 7 Pro 64 installed. Now I need to get data and programs from old machine (XP Pro) to new one. I've got an external HD and Acronis software, so I'll make a complete disk image of the old machine, then install software on new machine and copy documents from old to new.
Anyone know where I might find instructions written for the general user to help in bringing all the essential bits and pieces (e.g. MS Word macros, FF add-ons, etc.) so I don't have to go through a lenghthy process of recreating my working environment (as I did when I changed from Win2K to XP).
Thanks much,

Answer:Changing from XP machine to 7 machine.

A disk image reflecting a different version of Windows (XP Pro) won't work on a system with Win 7 as the O/S...unless you do a dual-boot.  The system files are different.  So are the drivers and settings because the system components are different.  At the least, those programs would have to be reinstalled and the drivers from the old system are of no value on the new system (unless you just want to create problems).
No easy path to doing what you seem to want...that I'm aware of.

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Under normal circumstances, the FRU components should be the same and the official website. But my T530 keyboard FRU different from the official website, does that mean my machine problem, not a new machine


Go to Solution.

Answer:How to confirm that the machine is not a new machine

is this machine a grey import or a new machine brought from the Chinese Lenovo website? What is the warranty location for this machine?

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I have an 4 pcs networked, XP, Vista, Win 7, and Win 10. I'll number them to alleviate confusion.
XP=machine 1
Vista=machine 2
Win 7=machine 3
Win 10=machine 4
M1 can connect to M2 and M4
M2 can connect to M1, M3, and M4
M3 can connect to M2 and M4
M4 can connect to M1, M2, and M3
So...M1 and M3 do not connect or see each other at all. I have disabled all firewalls. They have worked together for years.
Any ideas why this just changed and how to fix it?

Answer:XP machine cannot see Win 7 machine but can connect to all others

I'd look at what is going on with #1 and #3.  I, since 3 ought to be able to able to connect to all.  XP doesn't see Win 7 and Win 7 doesn't see XP.  I would just ensure that the settings/sharing on those two is properly set up.

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I have a network with 3 xp computers which i want to be able to share files amongst themselves. I also have 3 98 computers which I do not want to access the xp machines.

I have two diffrent workgroups, (1 for xp's 1 for 98's) and the accounts on the xp's are pwrd protected. However, on a 98 machine I can still go into my computer and type '\\computername\c' and access the xp machine's hdd. How can I stop this? I have Fortres 101 but cant seem to prevent this way of accessing another computer. I would like to preferably not use 3rd party software if possible.



Answer:secure xp machine from 98 machine

Change the permissions on the XP machines file shares. Right click on the shared directory pick sharing and security and pick the security tab. Then only allow those items you want to share in.

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While I'm on the net I keep on getting text, being typed into any component of the browser that is in focus. I don't think that it is anyone hacking me, because it seems to happen most of the time I go online.

What happens is, I get a wierd symbol that is like a morse code symbol that then turns into a word (For example it just happened now, and turned into the word " to ").

Is it some for of spyware be it trojan, or a key logger and if so how do I get rid of it?

Any reply will be apreciated.

Answer:Ghosts in the machine (My machine anyway)

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