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Question: turn off "Publisher could not be verified" message

this is more of an annoyance than a real problem but I'd sure like to know how to stop it from happening.

I work for a small company, doing Technical support. We have three of four applications that I have to open every day, programs written internally by our programming department. The programs sit out on a server, but I have a local shortcut and confuguration file to run them over the Network. Every time I close and re-open these programs, I get the infernal warning message:

"The Publisher could not be verified. Are you sure you want to run this software?"
Underneath is the message "this file does not have a valid digital signature that verifies its publisher. You should only run software from publishers that you trust"

I have to click "run" to get it to launch, and it opens fine. It just irks me that I can't figure out how to tell Windows to quit bothering me and just open the program!

Is there not some place where I can go and tell Windows which programs to open it every time, and add it to a trusted list somehow?

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Preferred Solution: turn off "Publisher could not be verified" message

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Answer: turn off "Publisher could not be verified" message

thanks !! that seems to have worked, that means any .exe file will run without prompting.
I'm a bit surprised there's no method to selectively choose individual .exe files, like a firewall program can do.

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Since my original thread regarding this problem is closed (too old, from November 2008), I am continuing it on this new thread.

As a reminder, somehow for some strange reason, my Windows XP Pro SP2 laptop stopped giving me warnings for unsigned downloadable programs. I tried (almost?) everything conceivable to fix that - to no avail. Here is the original thread:

I *want* the "Publisher Could Not be Verified" warning!

I eventually got to implementing the last suggestion (sfc /scannow), but that didn't help either.

I am out of ideas, totally baffled by this mystery.

Any other ideas?


Answer:I *want* the "Publisher Could Not be Verified" warning (cont'd)

Eureka! I can't believe this... I think that I solved the mystery: Said warning does appear but only for programs that I download via Internet Explorer!

I was testing this function all that time by downloading via Firefox 2.0...

Apparently, the hint has always been there, in the form of the registry key path: as its name implies, it is intended for Internet Explorer. Duh!

However, I could swear that it worked via Firefox, too, on the other machine. The other machine has Firefox 3.0. Is it possible that Firefox 3.0 supports this feature while Firefox 2.0 doesn't?

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I'm trying to play Runescape (nerd much?) and I keep getting the stupid Java "This publisher could not be verified." warning. I don't believe i have gpedit.msc however I do have regedit.

Answer:How do I disable the "This publisher could not be verified." warning?!

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

I don't want to preach, but before you disable warnings of this kind you may wish to consider you have a possible virus infection.

I'd be inclined to run a full virus scan in Safe Mode, for which Malwarebytes is highly recommended.

Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is a free download that removes viruses and malware from your computer

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My toolbar contains an icon that links to a program in my "C:\Program Files (x86)\" folder. Every single time I click on the icon I get the attached pop-up window. The window keeps appearing even if I uncheck "Always ask before opening this file" and click "Run" and enter in the admin username and password. Why does the message keep appearing and how do I disable it entirely?

Answer:How do I disable the "The publisher could not be verified..." warning?

Hello MrSnrub, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if option one in the tutorial below to unblock the .exe file of the program may help get trid of this message for you.

Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File

Hope this helps,

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Greetings everybody (my first post in ever). Before posting here, I searched (and googled) almost everywhere for a clue how to solve my problem, but all I could find were requests (and tips how) to disable the "Publisher Could Not be Verified" warning, which is exactly the opposite of my problem.

For some strange reason, my Windows XP Pro (SP2) laptop does not display this "Publisher Could Not be Verified" warning when trying to run a newly downloaded program, even when that program is not signed! (with a digital certificate)

I verified that the relevant IE6 advanced security (tab) settings are set correctly. Specifically, the following two settings are checked:
Check for publisher's certificate revocation
Check for signatures on doanloaded programs.
Also, my file system is NTFS (without which this XP SP2 feature won't work).
So, I reached a dead end as far as trying to understand why my XP SP2 stopped warning me about unverified downloaded programs - and how to fix it.

Any idea what could be wrong in my system? How to fix it (short of re-install of Windows XP, of course).


Answer:I *want* the "Publisher Could Not be Verified" warning!

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It seems that no matter how I set this, after the next start-up it reverts to "15 minutes".  What registry key controls this?

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How can one convert MS Home Publishing 2000 files (.php) to MS Publisher 2000 (.pub)? Thanks

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Windows Vista Home Basic: Every time I boot I get the message "Windows has blocked some startup programs." I don't care if Windows has blocked the programs. It can keep on blocking them. I would just like the warning to go away without me having to click and exit every time. How can I do that?

Answer:How to turn off the "Windows has blocked some startup programs" message

You might want to investigate what programs are trying to start. Some info for you:

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Every time when I turn off my computer, the machine shows "Now is safe to turn or your computer" message. I know there is a way to disable this but just don't know how.

I do some search on this website, and found out we can have this fix by enabling the Advanced Power Management Support at Control Panel. However, my computer doesn't have the APM option under the Power Option. I have W2K install on this machine.

I did fix this problem before by editing the registry but just forget how to do it. Hope someone can help me with this. Very thanks a lot.

Answer:Solved: Disable "Now is safe to turn off the computer" message

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When I try to print, I get the "Turn Power off, then on again" error message on the printer's screen. Any ideas/fixes? Thanks a lot!

This does not happen all the time, but more and more often now.

PS- It is running on my Wireless Network Connection.

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Is there a registry setting or option to turn off the message

"other users are logged on"

you get when you try to turn off or restart/ Windows 7, vista, xp etc? (Also ubuntu if it's not off topic)

Whats a "quite command"?

I guess I'm looking for no warning even if other users are logged on and multi RDP.

Also where are the settings to turn on or off the various windows warning messages and notices? (I'm NOT referring to the "action center" messages).

I'm doing a lot of virtual testing and multi RDP etc.

Also how do you go through 2 subnets, where one is a virtual VMWare subnet

Real PC -> Physical router (ADSL Modem Internet gateway) 1 -> Physical sub router 2 -> VMware subnet router -> VMWare workstation.

Thank you.

Answer:Turn off, disable "other users are logged on" message when restarting

Yeah log the other users off.

Setup the VM to use your on board NIC instead of a virtual NIC on another subnet.

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On the main screen, the phone tile now displays a tape spool beneath the handset pic, yet I have deleted all messages. How can I remove this prompt?

Answer:how do I turn off the "recorded message" prompt (tape spool) in my phone tile?

That's voicemail. Messages is the wrong description if that is what you mean

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Hi guys

I have disabled the search indexing service, & would like to know is it possible to disable the message bar that pops up every time I use advanced search.

"Your searches might be slow because the index is not running. Click to turn on the index..."


Answer:How to Disable "click to turn on the index" message

I think I have fixed your problem. Better late than never!

Go to your Folder Options (From any window directory menu) Tools=> Folder Options. (You may have to press the Alt key to view this menu.)

Search Options - Change or Restore

In the folder options dialogue go to "Search"

In "What to Search" Select "Always Search File Names..."

In "How to search" highlight "Dont use the index when searching..."


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I am running win98 se. the mother board is a S1590s Trinity 100AT . Thanks in advance for the help.

Answer:How do I stop the "it's now safe to turn off your computer" message

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1. We are using Windows XP SP3.
2. When at work we are connected to the network through a wired connection.
3. When we are connected, we are still getting an annoying balloon over wireless ion in the taskbar tray saying, "Wireless Network cannot be found".

We need to shut this off. We do not care about wireless connections; we are on a wired network. We cannot find the right button or switch wiothin any software to make this happen. This is not a problem with the wireless because at home we connect wirelessly and have for years, without a problem. We just loaded Ipass at work today and this started up.

Thank you,


Answer:Turn off "Wireless Network cannot be found" message

Hi go to device manager How do I get into Windows Device Manager? and click on the + next to network adapters then right click on the wireless driver and choose disable

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Dell XPS 13 9350 i7 RAM 16GB 512SSD, 13.3″ QHD touch, Windows 10My Dell XPS was not working when press power.
The problem is (I guess after the latest update), when I start the PC, I see "boot guard verified dxe is fail", and after pressing a any key and the PC is turn off.
It did not working. It seem "die"
Can you understand what the problem is, and suggest a solution?
Thanks a lot!

Answer:Dell XPS 13 9350 i7 "boot guard verified dxe is fail" can't start.

This is a bad mainboard - call Dell to have the board replaced under warranty.

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Shortly after starting my computer for the first time, I got a message in the Action Center saying something like 'turn on devices immediately?' It hasn't appeared since, and it wasn't in the Action Center history. I also couldn't find it in Event Viewer. Does anyone know what this message may have been? Or what setting it was referring to?

I've already tried asking this in Microsoft Answers.


Answer:"Turn on devices immediately" message

Could have been just about anything, maybe even something computer's manufacturer put in. Check Device Manager for anything disabled.

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I have made a setup.exe file to distribute to our customers.
I run it from IE.

After the Run Save Cancel popping up it says "unknown publisher" (see attached image)

How can I assign a publisher to my EXE? I at least want it to say Publisher: MyName rather than unknown.

I guess for that warning to go away I need to purchase a Verisign or something but I hear thats expensive?
I would settle for the warning to at least mention my name !


Answer:"unknown publisher" warning - how do I assign a publisher to my .exe ?

Can you change "setup".exe to your name? Such as Bansaw.exe ... will it run with a name change?

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Personally I'm not liking this. To sum the article up it says that there is no way to perform a clean install with the Windows 7 upgrade disc. You can only perform an upgrade with it and there is no "work around" like in Vista.

There is a a great comemnt that sums up my thoughts "Way to tell everyone this right after the huge preorders for the upgrade version finish."

I guess Microsoft hasn't changed that much after all. I'd rather have them make good products then have good customer service I guess.

Answer:"Rules" for Windows 7 Upgrade Verified

That's just BS. For one thing that article mentions upgrading RC Windows 7 and that will not be possible as it will require a clean install, but the same clean install method available in Vista will work in Windows 7.0.

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As this question was never answered I'll post it verbatim with my own comments below,
See original post here;

In all operating systems up to Vista, the flash drive's "active" light turns off when I go through the disconnect procedure; but, in Vista, it doesn't. I have traditionally used this as part of my explanation to others (and a convenience to myself) about when to not to remove the flash drive from its USB port.

This is a problem common to all Vista systems I've seen.

Why does the light not turn off in Vista?

And, is there an easy way to correct this?

Additional information: I have eliminated this problem being hardware-related. I have loaded Vista onto one of my systems here that previously had Windows 2000, then XP on it and it was only with the loading of Vista that the problem developed on this system. Just to be absolutely sure, I did a restore of a previous image of Windows 2000 and the problem went away again. I put Vista back on and the problem came back. So, this is strictly a Vista problem.Click to expand...

I have had the same problem with every Vista system I have used and every flash drive (note this means SSD NAND flash not HDD's or card adapters). AS the last discussion degraded into useless questions about hardware and other OS's let's get a confirmation that someone out there actually has a flash drive that turns its activ... Read more

Answer:Flash drive's "active" light doesn't turn off in Vista when "safely removed"

have done a litte research and testing in my lab on several machines and have confirmd the problem. What it seems to indicate to me is that, in Vista, the light simply indicates power, not data transfer. Whenever I am transferring data, the light blinks.

While I have never actually tested it, I do not belive that the "safely remove" feature actually kills all power to the USB port in XP. If that is the case, then there is really no danger as long as vista has acknowledged the disconnect and knows not to try to write data to the drive.

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I have problems with Java, namely, whenever I try to use it, it says "Code Not Verified" and doesn't give me any advice on what to do. I have reinstalled it countless times and used the little program on their site to see if it's registered or whatever and it always is.

Any advice?

Answer:Java: "Code Not Verified"

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This strange thing happens at times. I need to move some files within the same drive and when I drag the files/folder to another location (on the same drive) the move function sometimes turns into a copy action. I've checked to make sure that it is all within the same drive so that isn't the problem. I've also looked to see if the file is being used at the time, or if there are any files within the folder being used and I never see anything.

I've noticed that there are a lot of thumbs.db files being created that I never noticed before and was wondering if this could have anything to do with it, b/c after I do a move (that turns into a copy) and go to delete the source location, the thumbs.db file is often denied the delete action. Could the action of the OS accessing the thumbs.db file cause the whole folder to be locked for the move making it instead copy the folder instead?

After the move/copy and I try to delete everything & the thumb.db file is denied, I have to wait a few minutes and maybe after accessing a few other files, am granted permission to delete it. Is this standard or is there a way to fix this.

Answer:Why does a folder "move" turn into a "copy" some times? Windows OS's

I've always wondered this myself, why moving things sometimes turns into copy/paste.

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I do not know what I did. When I opened a message it open it "Message"; now it opens in "File". How can I get it back to open in "Message"?

Answer:Outlook 2016 - Message opens in "File", not "Message"

If you minimized the Ribbon, this caused it. Open a message and maximize the ribbon.

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These are in Firefox. I'd like to turn off all of these dumbo messages. If you know how, please let me know how too.


Answer:How do I turn off "Share Location," "Allow Full screen,"

Follow this guide from Mozilla support: https://Permissions Manager - Give certain websites the ability to store passwords, set cookies and more |
You can set individual web sites or you can do like I did and follow the second part of the guide and set for "all sites". You'll see the settings to ask or block either request to the right.

For further exploration try typing about:about into the address bar, be careful using the resulting page, all the links are mozilla/firefox related; Some of the links are benign, and others can get you into trouble.

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My computer gets the following Error Message everytime I try to go on Fire Fox, Restore to an ealier date, go to a website from a web address in an email in Outlook Express, download certain software or downloads:

XUL Runner
Errorlatform version is not compatible with min version>= max version<= .

I am able, however, to get on the Internet with Internet Explorer. When I Clean the Disk, the number value of stuff to erase increases rather than get wipped out. It is now up over 300,000 MB's. It slowly started at 25 MB's and has grown very, very slowly. I Clean the Disk and Degfrag every time I use the computer.

My system is a Dell Dimension 3000 using Windows XP Home Edition.

This ubiquitous error message constantly pops up and blocks me from doing certain things. I have tried Restoring the computer to an earlier date. I have used the Dell drivers to try to clean the hard drive, but I am blocked.

I first noticed this in early November 2008. The Verizon Anti-Virus System did nothing to alert me to any viruses.

I have spent a good amount of time trying to solve the problem, but it is out of my knowledge of information.

Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Error Message "XUL Runner" Platform Version "" not Compatible

Ok let us start simply
This may just be a corrupted install of firefox or and incompatability issue with a add-on.

Some Firefox issues can be resolved by downloading a new Firefox installer from and then closing Firefox, deleting the Firefox installation directory and reinstalling Firefox. (On a typical Windows install, you would delete the C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox folder and then reinstall Firefox using the "Standard" Setup Type.) Another option would be to uninstall Firefox and then reinstall into a different folder location, which is done using the "Custom" Setup Type on Windows and choosing a different Destination Folder for the install location (e.g., C:\Program Files\Firefox3). [3]

or for a completely clean install of FF

* First, download an official version of Firefox from (or download Firefox 2 if your system can't run the current version) and save it to your desktop or other location. Avoid unofficial download sites that bundle Firefox with other software such as the Google Toolbar.
* Next, completely uninstall your current version of Firefox as outlined in Uninstalling Firefox. (Note that removing the Firefox installation directory will also fix some problems related to old or incompatible browser plugins on Windows systems, by removing plugin files that may be contained in the C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins folder.)
* Important: If you haven't already created a new Firefox profil... Read more

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Windows does not recognize this code! so, what is it. I moved, set up my desktop, hooked up my HP color laserjet printer and it won't or can't install the drivers. this is the ERROR message.
"WindowsUpdate_800F0246" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"

any help out there?


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I am using Windows XP Version 2002 Service Pack 1 and IE6.  When Iright click to download and "save target as", I get a message "file not found" or "File cannot be located".  This problem started to occur after Idownloaded and installed Norton Internet Security 2007.  Prior to that I ran Norton Antivirus 2005, without any problems.  Also, my Download Managerdoes not seem to be working.  I have reset to the Default Settings on IE6.My Internet Connection is MSN using a Dial-up connection.Help me, Please.

Answer:Cannot download video by "right clicking" - message "file not found"

You should really install SP2.Check your Norton settings.What DLoad manager are you using ? ?Where is this file at so we can check it from here ? ?Help us to help you...

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

Answer:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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Microsoft Updater says I have a critical update (KB2286198) to install but it fails and gives the message: "WindowsUpdate_80246007" "WindowsUpdate_dt000".

I've tried a couple of things that MS Support suggests but they don't work and don't seem to really apply to this particular error message. Searching for the error code 80246007 hasn't yielded anything yet that works.

Any ideas?

Gateway GT5622
x86 based PC
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz, 1800 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
Operating System Name: Windows Vista
Operating System Platform: NT/2000/XP/Vista
Operating System Major Version: 6
Operating System Minor Version: 0
Operating System Build Number: 6002
Service Pack Description: Service Pack 2

Answer:Update Error Message "WindowsUpdate_80246007" "WindowsUpdate_dt000"

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I was messing with my ASUS N10j and I tried to install Windows Vista Ultimate 32 bit on it.

Installation went fine, but then when it wanted to boot up for the first time, it gave me a window that said "Can not open recovery.dat" and a huge red ERROR message appeared in the middle of the screen.

From googling, these guys ( believe its because of a hidden recovery partition. Well, how do I delete that partition if I don't have access to Windows?

The laptop also doesn't have a DVD-drive, so the solution has to be via USB.

I have no clue what to do. Help!

EDIT: Ugh... I guess this is more software related... Sorry.

Answer:Red "ERROR" message because "Can not open file C:Recovery.dat"

Greetings, RommelTJ...

Couple of things you might consider trying:

* Boot to a Linux USB drive, and format your hard drive from that environment - tips on how to create a Mint 7 (Gloria) bootable flash drive can be found here...

* Get your hands on a USB DVD drive, and use it to boot to your Windows disk to delete/recreate any partitions...

Quick question: how are you trying to install Vista without an optical drive?

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".

Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":

The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:

I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:

Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:

I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

Answer:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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I am running Windows 8 64 bit

Apparently I scanned my system using full system scan (AVAST) and left my computer on thinking it would take for many hours. When I came back, my computer automatically shutdown because it was left standby for about 4 hours. I don't know if the scan was finished. When I try to boot, the screen gets stuck on "please wait" screen or "configuring windows. Do not turn off your computer".

I already tried going to System Recovery Options screen, then going to Troubleshoot, then Advanced Options, but I tried everything there and still the issue persists even when I tried to boot in safe mode. I tried going to command prompt, and type sfc/ scannow but it says it can't scan right now. I also tried chkdsk / R but it says the same. I don't know how to run cmd as administrator from the System Recovery Options.

So now I tried to use system restore but I am stuck to the windows logo for about 1 and half hour. I don't know if I should wait for this or it is already stuck. In other forums I read, they used system restore with only the "C:" disk group connected. Should I also do this?

I am thinking to remove AVAST or somehow disable it.

Please help me.

Answer:[SOLVED] Stuck on &quot;Please wait&quot; screen or &quot;Configuring windows. Do not turn off your

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Do you have your Windows 8 CD?

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I'm not sure if this is a printing problem or a software problem, but here goes:
I used Microsoft Publisher to design an index card. I have 200 index cards to print now and I can't get the printer (Canon imageclass d320) to print them. I have tried printing them as "envelopes" because there is no "index" card setting, and that will not work. I also tried running them both directions (horizontal and vertical). The manuel says it will print index cards, but I'm wondering now if they are the kind that are on one sheet (like you print business cards).

Answer:Printing individual "Index" cards using Microsoft Publisher ... to be continued...

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Comodo Security Solutions is listed as a "Trusted Publisher" in both Word 2007 as well as IE 10 Preview. I was unable to remove it even after reverting to IE8. Running WIN 7_64 and IE10 currently with Kaspersky Internet Security 2013. I was able to remove Comodo Security Solutions from "trusted publishers' in Word 2007.

But the entries returned.

I had installed/uninstalled Comodo Firewall long ago. Did a search for "comodo" in registry. Could not find it. But there is an entry for cmdide.sys under C:/Windows/System 32/Drivers which is supposed to belong to the OS.

How do I get rid of Comodo from "Trusted Publishers" in Internet Explorer and Office 2007?

(Kaspersky moderators say it has nothing to do with KIS 2013)

Answer:Removing a "Trusted Publisher" from Internet Explorer and Office 2007


Let's check the Registry...

Please download SystemLook:
Save to your Desktop.

Right-click SystemLook.exe, and select: Run as Administrator

Copy all the content inside the following quote box into the main textfield of the program:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domain
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Ranges
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Ranges

Click the Look button to start the scan.

When finished, a notepad window opens with the results of the scan: SystemLook.txt

Please post SystemLook.txt in your next reply

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I need to have 4 months (june, july, aug., sept) at the top of a publication and was wondering how to insert 4 monthly calendars. I'm highlighting every other Friday for these months and need to know how to download the calendars. I was able to create calendars using the "table" feature, but thought my calendar idea might be much easier for the future, as I have to do this every 4 months.

Answer:Solved: Inserting a "calendar" onto Microsoft Publisher page

You might try going to Microsoft's Template download area. There might be a design you can adapt for your use.

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Installed Publisher 2003 on new windows 7 computer and noticed that the "fill" command would only fill in white. Went to the "Paint" program that came installed on the computer and the same thing was true. Should I upgrade to Publisher 2007? If "Paint" doesn't work, why would an upgrade to Publisher 2007 work?

Answer:Paint, Publisher "fill" command doesn't work

Hello Vrnuta, welcome to the Seven Forums.

By default the fill color (color 2) in both Paint and Publisher is white. Are you sure you remembered to change it to color you want to use?


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I am trying to upgrade my 3 year old VAIO VPC-EB series laptop to a new hard drive. I got a 7200 1TB HGST hard drive. The old hard drive was 500GB. On my first attempt, I decided to backup all of my user data on another drive, restore OS (Windows 7) from Sony's recovery DVDs which I made in advance, and then restore user data. Unfortunately, this does not work because the new hard drive is an "Advanced Format" drive. Once the fresh OS starts booting, the setup complains “Windows Setup could not configure Windows on this computer’s hardware”. My understanding, Sony's answer to this issue is that they simply don't support upgrading hardware to an incompatible hard drive. It turns out I may need to install OS using a retail DVD, preferably with SP2. Well, I have several, but this doesn't work well either because for some reason the Sony VAIO activation key does not work with retail Windows 7 SP2 DVDs (and I don't have any other activation keys I can use).

Which finally brings me to the issue I mentioned in the title. The last thing I have tried is to simply create a system image of the entire install using Windows 7 backup, boot from Windows 7 recovery disk, and restore the system image onto the new hard drive. This worked pretty well until I discovered one strange issue. Whenever I run a Microsoft Windows program that requires administrator privileges (e.g. the microsoft management console mmc.exe) I get a warning message asking if I would like to r... Read more

Answer:"Publisher: unknown" for all MS executables after full system restore

Quote: Originally Posted by Jacob7

The next logical step is probably to buy a Windows 7 activation key

Why do you need a new Windows 7 activation key? Surely the existing installation is activated?

Lets check :

1. Download and save this tool to your desktop:

2. Run the tool, and then click 'Copy' - ignore any errors if they appear

3. Use CTRL+V to paste the unedited results of the validation tool here in your next reply

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When I have finished the document and attempt to send the email, I get the message "Publisher has finished checking this story. Do you want it to check the rest of your publication?" This must be responded to before it will proceed to the next email address and it appears for every individual email. It is impossible to check no or yes for each of the hundreds of emails. :cry

Why is this happening? I have done several mail merges using Publisher 2007 and this is the first time I have run into this problem.

Thank you in advance for your help.

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Hello. My computer recently (less than a day ago) started to display User Account Control prompts whenever I deleted or copied that weren't in the "Users" folder, such as the Program Files folder. I am using an Administrator account, and the User Account Control is set to notify when programs make changes to Windows but without dimming my desktop. Whenever I try to delete any type of file not in the Users folder, the User Account Control prompt pops up like in the attachment. I believe there is something wrong with the "File Operation" program, because I'd imagine it would be signed by Microsoft and would automatically be elevated to Admin status so the prompt shouldn't show in the first place. Clicking on "Change when these notifications appear" doesn't do anything, but I am able to copy/delete files after clicking "yes".

I'd really appreciate help, because it's getting annoying getting this prompt whenever I want to delete or copy a file, and this prompt never appeared before when I was just deleting a file until a day ago. I'm using Windows 7. I'm just using a Windows 8 RP theme. Also, I don't want to disable UAC, since it lowers security.

I feel perhaps something happened to that certain registry key or keys related to it. But I'm not sure.

EDIT: I figured out that something was wrong with shell32.dll, so I replaced it with an unmodified copy of the file from another computer and the prompt doesn't come up anymore.

Answer:User account control shows "Publisher: Unknown" for File Operation

*bump* same problem

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Hi y'all,

I'm not sure if this is a hardware or software problem, so if I am in the wrong place, I apologize. I cannot access a photo file folder that is on an external hard drive. Depending on how I try to get to the file, I get either a "corrupt file" message or "i/o error message". I cannot delete the folder, cannot move the folder, and I can't do a defrag on that hard drive because of the folder. Chkdsk did not show any problems with the hard drive. I have just gone through the deep cleaning as listed on this forum, but nothing out of the way showed up on my external hard drive. I would appreciate any help with solving this problem. Stats: hp pavilion760N, win xp, service pack 2, seabolt external 160 gigharddrive with 45gig free. Thanks, Diane

Answer:get either "file corrupted" or "i/o error message"

Does the error message arise when you access the file or the folder? If it is only the file, then I would recommend getting everything else off of the external temporarily and then getting a tool from the external drive vendor to reformat. You lose the file but regain the drive.


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I am getting this error message: "WindowsUpdate_8024400E" "WindowsUpdate_dt000" can any one help me with this? Thanks

Answer: "WindowsUpdate_8024400E" "WindowsUpdate_dt000" error message

twmom, Windows Update error 8024400E indicates that you're running into temporary connection errors in trying to check for updates. Please refer to this Microsoft KB article, which contains a lengthy list of troubleshooting steps.-Alex

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I have a laptop Toshiba, Satellite A45 and I can't get on the web, or load most of my programs due to an error message saying "one touch can't enumerate". When I tried to load the Maxtor One Touch CD to remove and re-install, I got the error message, "can't scipt" (error message Microsoft 1719) "Windows installer service could not be addressed". I had downloaded a spyware program and backed up first, but cannot upload the back up due the problems. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am on my desktop, so can receive email. Thank you,

Don Winn, Switzerland, FL

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Dear Experts,I was using the PC and suddenly, my monitor get turned off, but the light on power button changed the color from green to orange with dark on the monitor and there was "POWER SAVE"...and something said "NO SIGNAL..". Now, I cannot use my PC because I tried restarted the PC but still turned off...How to fix this problem? Can anyone help me for this..I am very appreciate for your helps..  Thanks,Natasha

Answer:My monitor suddenly turn off with "NO SIGNAL"..."POWER SAVE..Pls Help

Hello Natasha.It's like foning your favorite car mechanic and telling him/her that your car won't start and asking what you can do...   His first question will be "Whats the make and model?"So the first question about your monitor is "What's the make and model?"This fault is 'generally' caused by damage to the connection cable, or incorrect plugging but may be caused by heat stress or a video card problem.  We could accept some details of your pc as well, the more info you supply the better chance of us being able to come up with a reasonably sane diagnosis..Thanks.

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Hi all,

I've recently noticed that when running many Windows programs with Administrator privileges that the UAC window that pops up displays the publisher as Unknown.

I can confirm from another PC that in the case of Command Prompt the publisher should display as Microsoft Corporation.

What could be causing this? Have I altered a Windows setting that resulted in this behaviour or is this indicative of malware or remote influence?

My router is password protected and I regularly run full system scans with a reputable, subscription-based anti-virus.

If this isn't related to windows settings and incorrect configurations then what could be causing this?

Thanks for your advice.

Answer:UAC displays "Publisher: Unknown" running cmd as admin

Did you run updates just before it happened?

Windows System Executable Give UAC Prompt Showing Unknown Publisher Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums

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hi friends
I've had no changes to my system that I know of but "out of the blue" I have mmc.exe giving me an elevation request showing "unknown publisher" - hence a security or UAC issue.

can someone point me to a valid thread that will steer me through a REAL answer? I have perused the flood of such errors threaded onto microsoft forums and all end in about the same sorry state: "please do a system restore"..... "please run sfc /scannow and that will keep you busy for awhile - tada"

thanks for your help

System Profile
Lenovo Thinkpad X120E
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
128GB Samsung SSD
MSOffice Pro 2007

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On some machines in the company, a setup.exe runs fine but on many other machines the setup.exe shows a pop up that says:
Program name: setup.exe
Publisher: Unknown
File Origin: Network Drive

Why does my machine display Unknown publisher when I know it has a valid certificate because other machines show who the certificate is from and on this machine it doesn't. UAC is turned all the way up and the internet security zone is set to Medium/Low

Answer:setup.exe getting "Publisher: Unknown" when it has a valid certificate

Enable the Include all network paths (UNCs) setting in Internet Options applet.
Click Start, Run and type INETCPL.CPL
Select the Security tab, Local intranet
Click Sites button
Put a checkmark near the following option:
Include all network paths (UNCs)

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Hi Dears,
I have install a application , for run windows show Unknown Publisher,
can you help me for allow only for it, and so work in regular users without prompt "Unknown Publisher"?

Thanks for your helps,

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How do I get rid of em?? Are there anyotner extra files in XP Pro that I can delete to save more space?? Like cookies.. and stuff.

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I'm running Windows 8.1 and I have an old version of photoshop elements in my x86 program files (it's elements 4.0, please don't laugh). I have UAC on the next to last setting before disabling it altogether. When I launch elements, UAC asks me if I trust it because it's an unknown publisher. I don't want to disable UAC, but I want it to trust elements and not popup the "are you really sure" box each time.

Answer:UAC-How do I "trust" a program from an unknown publisher?

Hello Jigawatt, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Would that be an "Open File - Security Warning" dialog prompt like below instead of UAC?

If so, then unblocking the file should stop it.

Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps for now,

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I made an emergency assembly map for my company last week.
I noticed there were a few things I wanted to change on it. For some reason when I open the file now, it shows this:

I am running windows 7.
If I click ok and open the file, all the words are in the wrong locations.
Is there any way to fix this?

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I want to combine 2 MS Publisher 2007 files with the pub extemsion to create a single file with the pub extension. The two files are formatted by publisher. I am a newcomer to publisher and took over the task from a member who is no longer with the non-profit so I cannot ask him for help. I have looked at some help instructions but I cannot get them to work (may not understand the instructions).



Answer:MS Publisher 2007 Combine 2 "pub" files

From looking around:
a) Hard way: open three instances of Publisher file 1, file 2 and blank new file
Figure out how many pages the combined document will be and make that many blank pages. Then start copying and pasting.
b) Easy way: spend $20 for this program
lots of sites end up mentioning the same program.

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Can someone suggest a good freeware version similar to "MS publisher"?

Answer:someone suggest a good freeware "publisher"

To jscch:
try this web link for freeware and shareware software. Under search just type in publisher or desktop publishing,
you will be surprised at all of the software available. Good Luck. Flixx

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"A problem caused [name of program] to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available." But no solution shows. I have been using the same HP Pavilion tx1000 for a year and a half with no software or compatibility issues. I run Vista Home Premium, Service Pack 1 - 32 bit. Slowly this message began to appear with every microsoft program I opened and then started to spread to non microsoft programs. I tried reinstalling the programs, doing a system restore to the oldest restore point I could, I also tried uninstalling any window updates that were installed right before my problems. I have read some strings that indicate it may be a compatibility issue between the service pack 1 and vista but the service pack came with the computer and it has been working fine until recently. I am at loss what to try next. Has anyone using Vista Home Home Premium experience anything like this!!!

Answer:Windows Error Message "{Name of Program} has stopped working" "A Problem caused ...

hi and welcome the first thing to do is run your anti virus and malware progs this will check for issues there and hopefully rule it out the next thing to try is sfc/scnw its a how to and also try this,295582,sid192_gci1276029,00.html this will check for other problems in both your files and your hard drive

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Had a sudden inability to go much further than a third or forth-level download on ANY given webpage and then PC would seize-up, requiring "cont+alt+del" in order to get freed-up. Thought perhaps I picked-up a bug of some sort during a recent google search, and went immediately to Panda and Trendmicro to perform both virus as well as malware scans. While the Panda scan was loading-up, I received the following error message....

... " DoPatch....dll reports error....Error "C:\WINNT\patch.utp"....unreadable or not a patch file..."

Was able to complete both scans. Nothing found other than tracking cookies.

I then did a file serch for the above and located it. It was installed TODAY apparently, and not by me, within minutes of the problem starting.

I'm guessing someone/thing slipped this patch into my WINNT file or modified it while I was doing the google search, so I have included a HJT scan below.

Hope this all makes sense and ties-out to something. Any help would be genuinely appreciated-

__________________HIJACK SCAN BELOW__________________________
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:42:23 PM, on 5/11/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\syste... Read more

Answer:"DoPatch" error message - "dll reports error" causing pc to seize-up (HJT attached)

Bump for HJT expert

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I have a Surface pro4 running Win10 Pro.

Today's lock screen is a nice winter scene, but it is marred by some "ads" that i didn't ask for nor do I want them on my screen. (for a photo visit: The "ads" are links to the Microsoft store.
Ok, technically it's not the lock screen, because i've already logged in, it's the screen that comes up after the tablet has gone to sleep, but it looks the same as the lock screen. I just don't have to give my password, but i think that just my own settings. I don;t know what this screen is really called, if it's different from the lock screen.

Also, technically they are not advertisements, they look like holiday messages from Microsoft, but they are links to the Microsoft store so it's forced marketing. Most of all I did not ask for them to be there.

I tried looking for a way to turn of "ads" on the lock screen and it looks like there's an option on the lock screen configuration that i am missing. I don;t have the option outlined in these instructions:
Thanks for the help!

Answer:How do I turn off "lock screen" "ads"?

Hi YoungRascal and welcome to Ten forums

Change background setting to "Picture" temporary and see if that option shows for you. You can change it back to Spotlight after...

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I have installed Wamp server and I have created 2 tables in phpmyadmin that are connected via ODBC to an Access database. I have tested it with and another Access
database, which sends test orders to it via a php file.
Now I wish to connect an AI2 android app to localhost to send test orders from this source.

I found a web page which sets out a method to connect an app via the IP address, but when I enter my IP address into Windows Explorer I get the following message.
?The device or resource is not set up to accept connections on port "The World Wide Web service (HTTP)".
I have seen a previous answer that suggests resetting Internet Explorer\Tools\Internet Options\Connections\LAN Settings and checking the ?Automatically
detect settings? box, but on my system this is already checked.
Is there anything else I can do please?
My system is Windows 7 32 bit and I have Microsoft Security Essentials and Microsoft Firewall running for home & private networks.

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This happened when I resetted my WP Lumia 1520 for not connecting to STORE. A mistake I'd done was to remove sim containing device while my phone was on.

Answer:Why I receieve the message"'The SIM card is missing sim or invalid" and over the screen" no SIM''?

It's not related to reset , just remove SIM card and insert it again ,, I feel this problem also due to not proper connection of sin and slot

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Hi all,

I burned an MP3 disk with Nero about 10 days ago, and lately when I try to burn anything it's giving that message -- insert empty medium. Nothing I seem to do works, restarting, with and without an disk in the drive. Both my drives are doing this, both show in "properties" that the entire space is used on the disk it THINKS is in the drive even when there is no disk in the drive. Anyone know why it's doing this and how to correct it? I reinstalled Nero. Grrr....

Thanks very much!

Answer:"device not ready -- "insert empty medium" message

I had a similar

I had a similar problem with Nero goosing my writers. THe only way I managed to get it fixed was to system restore to the last point before Nero was installed.

I checked the drives and got a newer version of Nero - No probs for the last 5 Months now.

Hope this helps.

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My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar was represented with a big custom icon to save eye strain. I had them installed in opposite vertical margins, and they were set on auto-hide to keep them out of the way when not being used. Just move your mouse pointer to the left or right margin, and BAM! Sorry for the cliche, but I really got used to the convenience of what I had set up, and I just don't think I can be as efficient without anything comparable.

Now there appears to be nothing comparable in the Windows 7 GUI, and it's making me sick with rage! I see only the option to put a "toolbar" on an existing "taskbar", and no option to create any additional taskbars! This cramps up your one-and-only taskbar, plus the tiny toolbar access buttons require way too much precision for anything that's supposed to be quick. When you've figured out how to bring up that ridiculous button, the list that it yields is small enough to cause painful eyestrain - nothing efficient, much less cool about this at all! I have seen customization options in other OS GUIs that may have resolved some of these issues, but I see none such in W7.

I have tried every google search string that I can think of, and found... Read more

Answer:Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"

Several possibilities here: Second taskbar in windows7? [Solved] - Windows 7 - Windows 7

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I run Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual-Core Processor. 2 days ago I could watch video no problem (youtube) today I went to watcha video and it said "Hello, you either have JavaScript turned off or an old version of Adobe's Flash Player. Get the latest Flash player"

I then download the flash player and it still doesn't work. When I go to tools-manage add ons and locate Java it says beside it (not verified) Sun Microsystems.

How do I turn the Java on so I can watch video's, how do I verify it


Answer:(not verified) Sun Microsystems, Inc."

Hi -

Be sure that you are using IE 7 x86 and not IE 7 x64.

To check Java out, go to the verification site for Java detection -

If still a NO-GO, perform a system restore using a nrestore point from > 2 days ago when all was well -
START | type rstrui

Scan for virus.



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When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

Answer:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?

are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

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I was able to dowload CCleaner and superantispyware which were suggested by two members here right after I restored my computer do factory defaults using the partition of my disk, but now it isn't letting me download things, such as firefox, of a third antivirus software they suggested.

I am using a limited account with a password protection and password on the admin account like they said also.

tried google chrome and got an error also. cant download anything still. -.-

Answer:IE not downloading because "Unknown Publisher"

-.- click save instead of run and BOOM fixed.

lmao at my idiotness.

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Some of my installed programs always display the following warning when I run them:

This is pretty annoying, because I always have to click on the "Run" button when starting them. It's OK if Windows asks me the first time, but then it should remember my choice...

Is there any way to suppress this warning?

Here is what I have already tried so far, but with no success:

- Reduce notification level in "User Account Control Settings"
- Check the "properties" of the exe file

Answer:"Unknown Publisher" Warning

Hello there. You may see this one ...
Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File

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I am using Publisher W8 to compile graphic flyers - its fine but does not include the "magic wand" tool that edits solid colour backgrounds. Any idea how I can get it as an add on if possible?

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Hi All;

I'm frustrated with the fact that I cannot open attachments that come from "unknown publisher". It seems everyone I know does not have this problem except me.

Is it my anti-virus (MicroTrend) that is blocking this?

What can I do to get around this.

Thanks so much for your assistance.

Answer:Cannot Open "Unknown Publisher"

What program tells you "unknown publisher"?

Have you looked at MicroTrend's manual or Help or Properties/Settings to see if there is anything about blocking "unknown publisher"?

Have you tried disabling or uninstalling MicroTrend to see if that makes a difference?

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I got my dell few days ago. Installed it with Samsung EVO 850 SSD 500 Gb and Kingston 8GB PC3L - 12800 SODIMM.The Windows 10 Home OEM home is installed on HDD 1TB so I decided to use Samsung Data Migration software to clone the data to SSD. However, the OS crashed and decided to install a fresh Windows 10 Enterprise to SSD and deleted the previous OS on HDD using diskpart.Now after Installing Windows 10 Ent OS files. Every after BIOS run, I got BSOD errors "MEMORY MANAGEMENT" + "Page Fault it non paged area" + "IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL" 

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I am infected with this crap and have used the following tools to try to get rid of it:
Windows Defender, Unible PowerSuite (SpeedUpMyPC, Registry Booster & Spyware Protector) and Norton's One Button Checkup and WinDoctor.

Not sure if it's related, but my DISPLAY is locked at 640 X 480.

Atempted the 5 Step Process before posting and Panda ActiveScan froze and crashed after scanning 59253 files, but not before identifying 28 spyware files.

Here's my extra.txt log from Deckard's:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.

-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (build 2600) SP 2.0
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 36%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 1277.95 MiB / 810.39 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 1516.89 MiB / 1165.44 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1930.88 MiB

A: is Removable (No Media)
C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 37.21 GiB total, 18.7 GiB free.

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - ST340014A - 37.25 GiB - 1 partition
\PARTITION0 - Unknown - 39.19 MiB
\PARTITION1 (bootable) - Installable File System - 37.21 GiB - C:

-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

AUOptions is scheduled... Read more

Answer:Netsky Worm-Popups-The Three Icons - "Error Cleaner" "Privacy Protector" "Spyware..."


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I have recently bought an LCD logic LCX20LN1 20" tv which has a pc input. When i booted up my pc with the new screen attactched, just after the windows loading screen came up it came up with this message on the screen "out of range". I heard that this happens when you purchase a new monitor but have still not found any help on the internet about how to fix it. I am using Windows XP. Also the TFT screen that i used before that was 17" if that helps.


Answer:New LCD logic 20" screen. When booting up pc comes up with "out of range" message

Did you uninstall the drivers for your previous monitor before installing the new one?

"out of range" is most commonly caused by a resolution\frequency setting that the monitor does not support.

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I double-click and get "search" instead of "open"--only when I click a disk, like Hard Drive C: or Floppy A: or CD F: and so on.

It didn't used to do this, so I must've inadvertently changed some setting somewhere, but darned if I can find it now.

Any ideas?

Answer:Solved: On the "my computer" list, I double-click on disks and get "search" instead of "open"

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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:


OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FF049, , .HWPLLB1.CN1296167S5169.
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disable

Answer:Solved: Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE

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i recently contracted a virus that does the above mentioned things. i have hijack this, prevx, and wintasks. i also have just downloaded norton 2007. can anyone help me fix my ailing computer?


Answer:Task manager disabled, no "run" option, no "turn off" option

oh, i am running win xp sp 2, have a dell dimension 2350, and have already deleted viewpoint manager, but i'm still stuck.


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Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:


Answer:Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE HELP)


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;

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help me please! about "POP""IMAP""SMTP" incoming/outgoing mail server for Tbird....

i have no clue on what to do.. im stuck at a screen that says this

?..? said:

"Server Infomation"
"Select the type of incoming server you are using"
"[_??_] POP [_??_] IMAP"

"Enter the name of your incoming server (for example, "")."

"Incoming Server: [___????????????????___]"

"Uncheck this checkbox to store mail for this account in its own directory. that will make this account appear as a top-level acount."

"[_??_] Use Global Inbox (Store mail in Local Folders}"

"Enter the name of your outgoing server (SMTP)(for example, "")."

"outgoing Server: [___????????????????___]"Click to expand...


Answer:help me please! about "POP""IMAP""SMTP" incoming/outgoing mail server for Tbird...

afaik hotmail does not provide pop\imap or smtp for free you may get it if you pay for the hotmail service but i would not recommend you do that just so you can get pop\imap or smtp

hrrm tbird and hotmail from the thunderbird faq
Can I access my Netscape WebMail or Hotmail accounts through Thunderbird?

No. Netscape WebMail and Hotmail use proprietary protocols. To access WebMail directly through an e-mail client requires you to use Netscape 6+ with AIM; to do so with Hotmail requires either Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express. Of course, you can access your WebMail account on the Web at, or Hotmail at

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Some programs I run give me this messege. Is there some service I can stop to stop checking? It's certainly not a useful ability in SP2.

I just want windows to stop checking cold turkey.

Answer:publisher could not be verified"+windows&rnum=1&hl=en#d39221d8788f6e2f

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I used to be able to start Money 2005 without a security box popping up. Now it says, "The publisher could not be verified. Are you sure you want to run this software?" I don't have the installation CD as it was pre-installed when I bought the PC. Once I click to "Run" it, it goes through ok. I have Windows xp sp2 and IE 7.0 Any input would be greatly appreciated.


Answer:Publisher could not be verified

In IE, Tools, Internet Options, Advanced
Scroll down to the subhead "Security" and put a checkmark in the first three boxes.

Save your changes.

Report back your results, please.

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i just got a computer and when i try to logon to internet i get error message publisher not verified (run or cancel ) what does that mean and how can i resolve this problem

Answer:publisher not verified

Probably a plug-in that doesn't have a publishers' certificate in good standing -

edit: some further info as to when it is useful (it is a protection);

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ok!!!!!!!!!! what is it and how do i fix it,,,, eyes crossed knees woobly help?????????????????????

Answer:[Solved] mplay32.exe,1"/play/close"%L"." and sndrec32.exe"%L"."

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I keep getting a message telling me that "to free up disk space, Outlook Express can compact messages." It pops up every time I attempt to close OE. I've clicked to start the compacting process several times, but invariably I get a message telling me: "The folder is currently in use by Outlook Express or by another application." At that point I click Cancel to close it out. In other words, I cannot get the compacting process to run its course.

Unfortunately, this sequence of events keeps happening again and again, and I don't know how to stop it. I would greatly appreciate hearing from someone who might have an answer to this problem. Thank you.

Answer:Solved: Why do I keep getting "OE can compact messages" message"?

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When i try to put in a CD into my CD-ROM drive, the Drive light on my computer starts to flicker showing its working but the CDs wont load. I go into My Computer and on the F:/ Icon it shows the name or title of the CD but it wont load. I double click on the F:/ Icon to see if it will load from there but i get a message saying "F:/ Is not a valid Win32 application" Whats wrong? Data and power cables are plugged in.

Answer:CD-ROM ""F:/ Is not a valid Win32 application" Message

I would go into your Hardware manager
(Start\control pannel\system\hardware\device manager)
and uninstall your CD rom (not disable, uninstall), then restart.
It'll save time to have the specific drivers for your CDrom - although, that might be the problem in the first place. If it still fails to work, uninstall it again and use whatever drivers Windows recommends.

What it sounds like to me is your hardware configurations have been changed. Your CD rom is getting power, so it's able to read the CD, but it's unable to send the information.

I would also check your bios, perhaps your
Motherboard isn't recognizing it? If that's the case then your might have to enter it manually ( I don't know how to do that) or it could be as simple as changing the value from "none" to "automatic"
An easy way to see if your CDrom is even being recognized at all is to watch the bios boot screen. It'll usually say
"primary master :yourOShardrive
primary slave : yourCDrom"

Do you have your CD rom and hard drive (or other hardware) on the same cable? Does your CDrom have master/slave pins in the back?

Hope some of these solutions work for ya ^^

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I'm pretty new at posting so I'm not sure of the best way to do this. When I start to log on to the net, whether using IE or Firefox an error message having to do with "Google" occurs immediately. (I usually use my Google bar to go directly to the site I want.) I've taken a print screen so that you can see that message directly but don't know how I should get it to you. (I'm used to emailing such things --) As I proceed I get another message which I have also copied. This one starts with the words "Assertion Failed." If I continue I usually get a "script error" message, a copy of which I do not have at this time. If I tell the message that I will proceed with going to my chosen web site, the last several times the site has come up in multiplicity, most recently it appeared 16 times, one right after another, totally out of my control, (causing I believe Foxfire to crash), and then just a bit ago, using IE, the site I logged on to came up 7 times. I really have no idea what to do about this so I'm hoping that you can help me once again.

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Dell Dimension 4100 PIII 866 MHz, XP Pro, NViIDIA GeForce MX 440

This is my problem: I have the power saving settings set to turn off my monitor after 20 min. It does briefly turn off, only to turn on again 1 sec. later, displaying a faint very dark blue screen... It used turn off fine, but after upgrading from Windows 98SE to XP Pro I got this problem. Is this the OS or my video card?

Any clues?

Thanks all

Answer:"Turn monitor off" setting doesn't really turn off

Did you upgrade to XP right over the top of 98 or was it a clean install? If you did an upgrade over the top of 98 (and I know you don't want to hear this lol) then you should format and do a clean install. Upgrades rarely leave you with a stable system.

Things to try before you do that though:

1) Make sure your video card drivers are up to date.

2) Make sure Windows is updated - go to windowsupdate

3) try the system file checker (Start, Run, "sfc /scannow" [without the quotes]) to make sure your system files are intact.

Other than that I would say just do a format and install XP from scratch (to be honest, you should do this anyway if you haven't already, you'll get much better stability and performance).


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I've set Turn off the display setting in my power plan to 15 minutes and my monitor does turn off after that period (sometimes it doesn't!), but then, sometimes, it turns ON by itself after few minutes.

I've been Google-ing these days trying to find some solution and I came across suggestions which recommends that Allow this device to wake the computer option, located in the Power management tab, in the Properties window of the network adapter, in the Device manager, should be disabled. Also, there were suggestions that Wake on Magic packet property in the Advanced tab should be disabled, too. Unfortunately, all that did not work in my case.

Does somebody know what can cause this problem? Has anyone ever encountered such phenomena?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Monitor turn on by itself after "Turn off the display" starts

Hello alokin87 & welcome to Sevenforums,

Sometimes the computer Wake from standby because of a program's updating itself. Sometimes it does wake, sometimes it does not!

Therefore it could be the Windows Media center as explained in this Hotfix from MS. You could give a try:

Look at post #1:

"-Do you find that your Windows 7 Computer wakes up from sleep unexpectedly at a particular time every day? If so then you might to check up if any scheduled tasks are waking your PC up."

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I've had this message on screen, alternating with "Installing update 2 of 2.." for well over 6 hours now!

How long can it take? At some point I'm gonna have to bite the bullet - what should I do?

(Windows XP, SP3. I think the Windows update is something to do with the .NET framework?)

Answer:"Do not turn off or unplug your computer; it will turn off automatically." (6+ Hrs!)

Re: "Do not turn off or unplug your computer; it will turn off automatically." (6+ Hr

If you have got an XP install disc to do a recovery if it goes bad, i'd just hit the reset button, and boot into safemode straight away [press F8 as it is booting] then schedule a chkdsk and restart.

to schedule chkdsk...

Go to "my computer" and right click on the drive windows is on.

Select "properties" then go to the "tools" tab and click "check now" on the error checking section.

It will tell you that it cant perfrom it and ask you do you want to schedule it for next time...
click "yes" and reboot.Click to expand...


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Is it ok to get rid of this screen or would it be a security risk? I run into this problem with the program Alt.Binz it is a newsgroup nzb client made by RDL.


Answer:The publisher could not be verified. Are you sure you want to run this software?

google it, and if you are still not sure, better not run it and use a more reputed alternative.

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Hi everyone!

Yesterday my HP laptop (Windows 7) started getting BSOD with various types of errors (mostly "STOP: 0x00000F4", "STOP: 0x0000007A", "c00021a" and one "missing %hs, c0000135"). Most of the time it restarts without any issues and works fine right after the BSOD and then an hour or two later I get a BSOD again.

I have tried restoring to Last Known Good Configuration, startup repair, hard disk check, virus scans and I also uninstalled any recently added programs I could think of and cleared up more than 50% of my hard disk space. None of these seem to have helped and I still get BSOD regularly.

I have attached the folder from the SF Diagnostic Tool and would appreciate any advice!
Thank you!

Answer:BSOD every few hours: mostly "STOP: 0x00000F4", "c00021a" & "c0000135"

Welcome to the forum.

Please go to Start and type in "msinfo32.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Save the report as an .nfo file, then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Also, save a copy as a .txt file and include it also (it's much more difficult to read, but we have greater success in getting the info from it).
Upload a screenshot using: CrystalDiskInfo For how to upload a screenshot or file, read here
Test your Hard Drive(s) by running: Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+: RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Pay close attention to Part 3 of the tutorial "If you have errors"
Test the RAM with Memtest86+ for at least 7-10 passes. It may take up to 22 passes to find problems. Make sure to run it once after the system has been on for a few hours and is warm, and then also run it again when the system has been off for a few hours and is cold.

Monitor hardware temperature with system monitoring software like Speccy or HWMonitor. Upload a screen shot of the Summary tab as well:Piriform - Speccy
CPUID - HWMonitor
For how to upload a screenshot or file, read here

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Hey there...I found a folder that I've never seen in my D partition before...I partition my hdd into 3 parts...C=OS installation...D=Programs and Games...E=Misc downloads and music and pr0n ...

Well I've never had a virus or anything in my D partition before...I just found this folder named "winnt" and it had some bat files and some kind of Airline JScript and something that looks like an airplane tracker...

Then in a folder named sdata (still in the winnt folder) there's files like 911, police, air, fire, etc...OMFG!!! This is like some terrorist thing or something...FBI is gonna find me and I'll never see the light of day again!!! I'll miss the [H] and I haven't even watched LOTR Extended Platinum Collectors DVD thing (the big ass package with those book holder things)...I haven't even completed Doom 3 or started playing HL2 or even had a chance to buy an X-Box and play Halo 2!!!

AHHHHHH!!!!!! WTF is this crap on my computer??? I'm gonna delete this...I should delete it right??? Scans say it isn't a virus but what do they know...I'm screwed...


Answer:OMG!!! Found some folder with files like "911" "police" "air" and a airplane tracker!

if youre os is on C: there shouldn't be a winnt dir on d:, should be safe to delete it.

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I am using Windows 7 on my laptop and I have question about when to use "Home", "Work" and "Public" profile.

If I am logging in without setting password, and I am logging in network with "Public" profile, then will any other user, who can see my computer, be able to enter my computer and check the contents on my computer ?

I am connecting to a network and there are 6 other users connected to this network. In the set network location window, if I select the netwoek as "Home", does it mean that other 6 users will not be able to see my computer on network and if I use "Public", then all other six users will be able to see my computer on network ?


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Ok so I'm using a custom visual style made by another user however I don't really like the buttons used that I mentioned above. The creator states it is acceptable to change the theme to however you like as long as you don't redistribute it anywhere.

Ok so I opened up the .msstyles file (using Restorator) located in the theme folder of this VS. I went into the images directory and located what seems to be the images used for the buttons. Intuitively, it seems like it would make sense to replace those images with different ones (perhaps from another visual style) and it should change them. However, would this actually work? Could the theme get messed up in some other way (like proportions or something if the new button images are smaller)? I don't know of any other way to change them that would be easy.

But I did run into another problem. For some visual styles I can't even locate those buttons in the images directory. Where else would they be?

Answer:Changing the "minimize" "maximize" and "close" buttons of a theme

Use Windows Style Builder to do that...

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Please help review my HijackThis File. My computer has problems with "Redirected Searches", "Advertising Pop-Ups", "Fake Anti-Virus Pop-Ups".

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:46:28 PM, on 10/24/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)
Boot mode: Normal

Edit by chaslang: Inline HJT log removed. READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide sticky not followed.

Answer:"Redirected Searches", "Advertising Pop-Ups", "Fake Anti-Virus Pop-Ups"

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please read ALL of this message including the notes before doing anything.

Please follow the instructions in the below link:

READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide
and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.

**** If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going. ****
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not. MGtools will frequently run even when all other tools will not.
After completing the READ & RUN ME and attaching your logs, make sure that you tell us what problems still remain ( if any still do )!
Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode, you can run the steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:

Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
If you cannot seem to login to an infected user account, try using a different user... Read more

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Hi all,

So I'm kind of stuck.. I currently have the problem where I am in an endless cycle of "loading files" -> "Windows Boot Manager" (see: How To Boot Into Safe Mode On Windows 8 (The Easy Way)).
I have tried to load all of the options -- and none successfully load.
I also end up at a OneKey Recovery as well.. unfortunately, the laptop does not have initial backup or user backup images.
I have a Windows 8 CD for repairing purposes.. however, I cannot load the BIOS/UEFI to change the boot order to load the optical drives first. I have also tried to remove the CMOS battery to fix it.. did not work. .
Also - Windows Boot Manager:
Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] -- does not load properly (leads to OneKey Recovery) Safe Mode (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Networking (does not load properly) Safe Mode with Command Prompt (doesn't load - tries to boot and load all files onto partition that is too small.. can't change partition?)
Enable Boot Logging Enable Low-Resolution Video Debugging MOde Disable automatic restart on system failure Disable Driver Signature Enforcement Display Early Launch Anti-Malware Driver
Start Windows Normally
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Hello guys, the last week I've been strugling with these nasty BSODs. At first I thought it was my HDDs as ntoskrn.exe somewhat hinted towards that from googling it. My HDDs have been causing a lot of trouble earlier as well due to their somewhat long years of service. However, I've recently reformated my computer and installed W7 on a brand new Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD hoping the BSODs would go away, they didn't.

I googled BSOD and I stumbled upon this forum and I thought I'd give it a try. I'm somewhat desperate, as I need my computer working for both work, school and amusement.

I've been trying to run Memtest in order to test my memory but without any results. I'm also currently running on only on 4GB chip instead of two, to see if the problem still exists. Also, without any results.

This is the second time I'm writing this thread btw, I was just about to post it and my PC crashed.

Here is my two logs + dxdiag (last crash didn't generate a log oddly enough).

Here is additional hardware/gear that I use:

Razer Megalodon 7.1 Headset
Razer Naga
Logitech G19
Logitech C920 (Webcam)
Corsair 750W PSU

My temperatures are also good. Both CPU and MB idles at around ~25. GPU's all good too. I'm also using a Corsair 650D chassi with dustfilters at both air-income so dust is minimal. On top off this, I use airpressure to clean away dust somewhat regularly and I also did exactly this 2 days ago when I reinstalled the pc.
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Answer:BSOD - "Memory management", "Bad pool header", "ntoskrnl.exe"

Are you over-clocking? Is the bios set to its defaults? Is the SSD set on a SATA 3 port in AHCI mode?

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