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Ping shows "Host unreachable"

Question: Ping shows "Host unreachable"

Hi,

Cannot do an "add printer" on Vista wireless pc to XP wireless pc which is wired to printer. Get "Host Unreachable" when pinging from Vista wireless pc to XP wireles pc. Can ping ok from XP wireless pc to Vista wireless pc.

Both PCs are wireless
Printer is connected XP pc
Ping XP to Vista pc - OK
Ping Vista to XP pc - "Host unreachable"

Tried to troubleshoot McAfee security. Please advise.

Thanks,
Joe

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Preferred Solution: Ping shows "Host unreachable"

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Answer: Ping shows "Host unreachable"

Disable all firewalls, that's the top suspect.

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Whenever I try to access www.dlink.com (or subdomains), or www.dzone.com, I get a "Connection closed by remote server" error in Opera (similar messages in other browsers).

When I try to ping or tracert either of the hosts, I get a "Destination host unreachable" error.

This has also occurred on other websites, which I cannot remember right now, and occurs with both Optus (my ISP) and OpenDNS as dns servers.

It also seems to be intermittent. Yesterday, I was able to access www.dzone.com without any issues for some time, yet today and the day before, this error was occurring.

Also, possibly unrelated, the website www.tv.com is extremely slow when loading.

Does anyone have any ideas as to what the issue is?

The traceroute and ping work fine from network-tools.com, so it must be something from my end.

The IP's are resolved correctly (when I ping or tracert, the IP shown is correct according to OpenDNS's cache). However, when typing either the hostname or the IP in the address bar, I still get the error.

Thanks for reply.

Edit: Also, a ping from my router is "successful", ie: in firmware, there is an option to ping hosts, and this returns successful. All firewalls are disabled.

Additionally http://www.dictionary.com does not work, but the basically aliased http://dictionary.reference.com/ does. However most of the images in http://dictionary.reference.com are served from http://sp.ask.com/ which doesn't load, whereas http://ask... Read more

Answer:Unable to access certain websites: "destination host unreachable"?

Sounds like you've got a DNS issue. Those are handled by your ISP, so you're pretty much screwed if that's the problem. Here's how to check your DNS connections:

1. Open a command prompt Start -> Run... -> cmd.
If you're using Vista, the command prompt is under the Accessories Menu.

2. At the prompt, type ns lookup, and hit enter. This puts your command prompt into Domain Naming Service lookup mode, meaning you can try to resolve websites' names and ip's from their websites.

3. Type the web address of a known website, such as yahoo.com or google.com, and hit enter. You should get the name and the ip address of the site in the command prompt window.

4. Once you've found one that works every time, this will be your Control site. You know it works, so you use it to check your connection.

5. Now, use the address of one of the sites that's not working. If you do get a reply from the site, then the problem isn't with your ISP. You'll need to check your connection speeds and other network settings to test the problem further. If the websites don't resolve, contact your ISP, and tell them their DNS isn't working properly. You're going to need to get to someone fairly high up the food chain, so be ready to be really patient for that part.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4810MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8110 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 121074 MB, Free - 4367 MB; D: Total - 934781 MB, Free - 790990 MB;
Motherboard: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd., MS-1763
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Hey guys, I'm trying to setup an RMI in java, after struggling with it for a long time I noticed that it's probably not my RMI that isn't working, but that there's something wrong in my networking.
When I asked a friend outside of the city to ping me to test his ability to connect to me, he said the result was Destination Host Unreachable. After a lot of googling I got explained that this is likely a physical problem, which is weird because I have perfect internet acces. I've disabled all my firewalls, and googling this problem is nearly impossible because googling "Destination host unreachable" usually gives results of attempts to ping a local machine from another local machine, not getting pinged from outside of your network. Does anyone have any idea what this could possibly be ?
I've tried:
1. Restarting all network devices in my network.
2. Changing IPv4 settings to a static IP.
3. Activating Remote Access service (failed)
4. Checking all physical cables

If I haven't giv... Read more

Answer:"Destination host unreachable" when pinged from outside my network

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I'm trying to update Avast free AV (it's the first update), and it keeps saying "host unreachable"! Is this happening because of my slow internet (it is slow), or Avast servers are having technical problems? I looked it up on google and they said somewhere that Avast's servers were hacked in the past which caused this problem! If this really happened once, how can they be trusted again?
 

Answer:Avast Free "host unreachable"?

try to do a clean installation, and see your firewall, logs. You could also do a clean install of the latest version, see : https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TCCX0R7AAF2WOxAMQ_kcun2nNnCPFAk2P4RBzFXSgds/edit?pli=1
I think that can be your slow...internet too.
according avast forum, some hacker threaten the avast blog (as always) and the user request stronger encryption ...
 

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To put it simply, I'm just trying to successfully ping machines attached to a hub for now. Here is the setup:

5 Port ethernet Hub
Computer connected to port 1
Linux machine connected to port 2
Linux machine connected to port 3

Both linux machines have (different) static IP addresses. None of this is connected to any outside network, internet, etc. I don't know what I'm doing wrong with this setup because I can't successfully ping the Linux machines from my computer and I'm not sure what the issue is.
 

Answer:Ping-Destination Host unreachable?

Are the assigned ip address to each machine on the same subnet?

for example if I set the following ip addresses

1 - 192.168.1.1 with a subnet of 255.255.255.0
2 - 192.168.1.2 with a subnet of 255.255.255.0
3 - 192.168.1.3 with a subnet of 255.255.255.0

so each computer is on the 192.168.1 network.
In this example each computer would be able to ping each other.

if each computer was configured on different networks like the following:

1 - 192.168.1.1 with a subnet of 255.255.255.0
2 - 192.168.2.1 with a subnet of 255.255.255.0
3 - 192.168.3.1 with a subnet of 255.255.255.0

In this case each computer is on a different network 192.168.1, 192.168.2, and 192.168.3, so in this example the only way for those computers to talk to each other is if a router was in place on each network. Without a router you would get network unreachable or something to that effect.
 

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hi all, i have my xbox and my router all on the same router, my subnet is the same and they are on the same network , im trying to media share from my windows 7 to my xbox 360, when i ping my xbox ip i get this:

C:\Users\Tippee>ping 192.168.11.8

Pinging 192.168.11.8 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.11.7: Destination host unreachable.
Reply from 192.168.11.7: Destination host unreachable.
Reply from 192.168.11.7: Destination host unreachable.
Reply from 192.168.11.7: Destination host unreachable.

Ping statistics for 192.168.11.8:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

C:\Users\Tippee>

i have turned on every file sharing option i can find ( i think ) i tryed this without my firewall on, same thing. please help me this is doing my head in!

Thanks very much

Tippee

Answer:ping; Destination host unreachable

Is there a default gateway option that you can put in for the xbox?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3894 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1723 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 99673 MB, Free - 32642 MB; D: Total - 153599 MB, Free - 84942 MB; E: Total - 153598 MB, Free - 102998 MB; F: Total - 69712 MB, Free - 57533 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, Base Board Product Name
Antivirus: Net Protector 2015, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
I have 1ADSL Router DLINK 2750u (IP 192.168.1.1). 1 PC (win7) connected through LAN(IP 192.168.1.34) and 1 LAPTOP (win7) connected through WIFI (IP 192.168.1.35)
when i ping he says destination host unreachable
C:\Users\nilesh>ping 192.168.1.34
Pinging 192.168.1.34 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.1.35: Destination host unreachable.
Reply from 192.168.1.35: Destination host unreachable.
Reply from 192.168.1.35: Destination host unreachable.
Reply from 192.168.1.35: Destination host unreachable.
Ping statistics for 192.168.1.34:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
help me thanks
 

Answer:Solved: ping destination host unreachable

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Hi Guys, any ideas how to access my external hard drive [TOSHIBA MK3029GACE] device manager can see it but it does not appear in disc management.

I use this HDD perfectly in my car HDD player. But when I try to connect it to my Laptop, it does not show up in disk management.

Please check the attached screen shot..

Thanks for the help....

Answer:HDD shows in "Device Manager" but not in "DiskPart"or" Disk Management

Specs show that drive has a ATA-6 interface (P-ATA, or IDE). How are you connecting this drive to your laptop? Does the laptop have a PATA or SATA connection? Does it use an adapter?

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When I try to "View workgroup computers" I get"workgroup is not accessible. You might not have permission to use ........"
I can ping the PC I am sitting on and the laptop on the network ok.
I can \\angelika-LT ok
I can \\192.168.0.20 ok

My PC is the administrator. Why can't I even not see the PC I am sitting on in.
No firewall is set.

Thank you for any ideas
 

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Hi all,

Sorry to repeat a question I see a lot of instances of, but none of those seem to be addressing my problem correctly.

I have not done anything new to my computer in recent days, so this problem has caught me off guard (I see most instances of this problem come after upgrading to Windows 7, I have had Win 7 installed for a while now).

Here is a summary of my problem:
1) My computer recently got stuck on the "Starting Windows Screen." So I manually held the power button to reboot.
2) On reboot, it said there was a need to run a startup repair, which I did. Everything checked fine, except for the last one which said "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted," which it claimed to have successfully fixed.
3) After rebooting from repair, the system gets stuck on "Starting Windows Screen" for a good 10-15 minutes, after which it runs a registry check. After it completes that I get hopeful -- but the screen then gets stuck on an all black screen with just the mouse cursor and nothing more.
4) Additional note: Attempting to start the computer on "safe mode" leads safe mode startup to become stalled on "DRIVERS\CLASSPNP.SYS"
5) The lastest attempt to repair yielded this message: "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically.
Problem event Name: Startup Repair Offline
Problem signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
02: 6.1.7600.16385
03: uknown
04: 21201099
05" AutoFailover
06: 2
07: Corrupt Volume
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Answer:Stuck on "Starting Windows", Repair Shows "System Volume on Disk is Corrupted"

Hi Stan, Hopefully I can help you out....or at least lead you in the right direction. From my experience, the symptoms you are suggesting sound like perhaps a dying Hard drive.

1. Do you have the windows 7 boot disks that came with your computer or when you bought the Operating System? If so, you could try and insert one of those and boot from it, and attempt to repair the installation. (this won't affect your data, only the windows system files).

2. If that doesn't fix it, you could try a fresh reinstall of windows 7, and see if that works.

3. If neither of those work, its likely that because of the fact that when windows is repairing itself, it is generally putting copies of its system files in the same physical location on your disk. Because your disk is obviously not completely dead, ie....its still loading to the windows 7 startup screen, its just copying files to the bad sectors on your hard drive and gets stuck when loading. This is especially my guess because you said Safe mode is having same problems, even after attempting to repair. In the past, I've tried and salvage a disk by reformatting it and only leaving on partitions which do not contain the bad clusters. This takes some time, and some guess work.....and really this is only a "bandaid" fix because once the disk has bad clusters, its only a matter of time before these things give out. You wouldn't want to trust your important data on it anyways....

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Dear Experts,

I have created windows image on Drive F: but delete it after some time manually due to some space prob.
But while backup shows about 40 GB only few GB space got free after deletion. When i try to again take the the backup using windows 7 backup & restore option, its still shows 35 Gb of System Image in drive F: when i brows the Manage Disc Space option but i cant find it on the same drive. (Plz see attached pic)
Plz help me to locate this and delete the same.

Thanks

Answer:Cant find "System Image" of 36 GB but its shows on "Manage Disc Space"

Hello sattyaji, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It may still be showing if the system image was created as part of a Windows backup. Using the tutorial below to reset Windows Backup should clear it for you, but you will need to set up your backup again afterwards.

Backup User and System Files - Reset to Default Configuration

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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when i open Partition Magic 8 i see my Maxtor 6Y120P0 drive in a yellow color and the file system marked as "other":

but my Windows 2000 Disk Management shows healty:
under windows i can read and write to the partition, so what is wrong? what does Partition Magic wants?

Thanks to ImageShack for Free Image Hosting
 

Answer:partition magic shows partition type as "other", windows shows "healthy"

Quote from Symantec:
There are currently no versions of PartitionMagic that support Windows® 2000 dynamic drives.Click to expand...
moper
 

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i want make a dvd disk for my compaq recovery, but it always shows "this is not a blank disk, please insert a blank dvd?". wut should i do to get a recovery dvd? (i have updated my drive, but nothing useful. i have tested my burner with nero, it works fine.)
 

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plz help!!!
 

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"DHCP server unreachable" error message.
Could you please help me?

I have a crossover cable between my laptop and my home PC, with my laptop as the main computer. I have the laptop IP set to 192.168.0.1, and the Home PC to 'Obtain and IP address Automatically'.

This set up actually worked for some time. Sometimes, when I open up the command prompt and type in 'ipconfig', it gives me a 168.xx.xx.xx address, and I just type in 'ipconfig /release' and 'ipconfig /renew' and after a minute of waiting, I used to get a 192.168.0.XX address. After this, I was able to share the Internet Connection between the 2 computers, the files etc.

But of late, I have not been able to get this 192 IP address. After typing in 'ipconfig /release' and 'ipconfig /renew', after a minute of waiting, I get a "DHCP server unreachable" error message.

I have tried restaring the PC etc etc, but I continually get this same message. I can ping 192.168.0.1 from the Home PC if I put in a 192.168.0.2 address on the Home PC, and I can even share files.... but I am NOT able to share the Internet connection!!

Please suggest what needs to be done. Thank you!!

Any help at all is welcome.
 

Answer:"DHCP server unreachable" error message.

perhaps ur IP has detected this. Could this possibly be not allowed by ur ISP? If so, your ISP probably did something to keep you from doing this. Also, for better results, use a router it works much better and you are usually always garunteed 100% uptime and no problems.
 

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There seems to be an issue with the latest patches release by Microsoft. A number of our laptops had a problem about a minute or two after booting. They would receive an error similar to this [svchost.exe - Application Error : The instruction at "0x745f2780"] and the error continues onward. It seems to affect laptops more than pc's. Microsoft has released a hotfix for the problem found here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927891/
Follow the instructions for calling Microsoft tech support. (800) MICROSOFT (642-7676) Note when you get to their menu system at one point you will be asked if your copy of windows came with your computer or you purchased your copy of windows. Just select the option for "you purchased your copy". Otherwise it will tell you to call your vendor for the problem. Also another menu option to choose will be #2 (pro support). If you continue on to tech support just tell them you need the hotfix # KB927891. In most cases I found they won't even ask for your serial number or product key and will proceed to email you the hotfix. Sorry I don't have a place on the web that I can make the download available.

There is also an issue in which a different error may occur shortly after booting in which you receive a "generic host process" error. A link to fix that can be found here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894391
 

Answer:Fix for "svchost.exe" error and "Generic host process"

This also shows as svchost or wuauclt using 90-100% of CPU for long periods of time. You see it a lot on networks that use a WSUS server
 

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Hello TechSupport,

This is the first time I've had to make a post here. I've tried everything I know to fix this problem; direct connect, connected with router, firewall disabled, malware scans, and various cable unplugs for durations of time. Nothing's worked thus far, and this is what I get pinging any server every 5 mins:

Reply from 74.125.127.104: bytes=32 time=48ms TTL=46
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Reply from 172.16.0.1: Destination net unreachable.
Reply from 172.16.0.1: Destination net unreachable.
Reply from 172.16.0.1: Destination net unreachable.
Reply from 172.16.0.1: Destination net unreachable.
Reply from 172.16.0.1: Destination net unreachable.
Reply from 172.16.0.1: Destination net unreachable.
Reply from 172.16.0.1: Destination net unreachable.
Reply from 172.16.0.1: Destination net unreachable.
Reply from 172.16.0.1: Destination net unreachable.
Reply from 172.16.0.1: Destination net unreachable.
Reply from 172.16.0.1: Destination net unreachable.
Reply from 172.16.0.1: Destination net unreachable.
Reply from 172.16.0.1: Destination net unreachable.
Reply from 172.16.0.1: Destination net unreachable.
Request timed out.
Reply from 74.125.127.104: bytes=32 time=39ms TTL=46

Connection is wireless, ISP is locally owned and operated (nethop.net), and this has never happened prior to the last two days.

Would someone possibly ping nethop.net for about 5-6 mins to see if they're recieving massive packet loss at some point in time? That would at least t... Read more

Answer:"Destination net unreachable." Occuring every 5 mins

Because no one's replied to this problem yet, consider this reply a bump.

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Please help us to troubleshoot the following problem in our Compaq NX 9000 Machine with Windows XP Professional Operating System:-

- An error shows with two options "Switch to" & "Retry" after booting the machine, which forces to press "Retry" button in the error window repeatedly and as you press this "Retry" button, "Start Menu" automatically opens and it then again asks to press "Retry" Button.
________________________________

Thanks to all helping members.

Regards,
 

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My notebook is set to the recommended screen resolution, under display settings that allows you to change the text size indepdenent of the screen resolution, I was expecting to see 3 radio buttons (as per the windows 7 tutorial) but I can see only "Small" and "medium". I haven't played around with different screen resolutions to see if it has any effect.

I wonder if it needs some driver update or related to my screen resolution or whatever? Thanks.

Answer:display settings only shows "Small" & "Medium"

I really don't know, but the Nvidia driver automatically makes some adjustments, depending on what it is installed on. I suspect that they feel no one would want the large text on a small display.

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I cannot open User Accounts in Control Panel, I keep getting ...

Microsoft (R) HTML Application host has encountered a problem and needs to close.

Anyone with a fix? . My appreciations in advance!
 

Answer:"User Accounts" in Control panel wont Open-Error is "Html application Host Error"

Do you have a recovery restore install disc or partition?
You can try doing a repair or system file check...
Scan For Missing/Corrupt System Files...

Windows XP comes with a wonderful tool called System File Checker (SFC)
Itscans and verifies the versions of all protected system files after you restart your computer...
To Do This:
Click Start menu, and then click the Run icon.
In the small box that Opens, type the three letters: cmd then click the OK button.
In the command prompt window that just opened (a black background and white text), type the following command:
SFC /scannow
And then click OK
You must be logged on as a member of the Administrators group to run SFC..
You will need your Windows XP CD during this procedure if SFC needs to get an original file. Please remember that Windows XP can have multiple instances of a .DLL file and remember which version is for which program.
Notes....
I have been asked if it is possible to have a "progress meter" show when SFC runs... This is the registry hack you need. PLEASE do not go messing with your registry if you do NOT know what you are doing!
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value Name: SFCShowProgress
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)
 

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I have an old Dell Inspiron 8600, Win XP Home Edition SP2 (I tried SP3 awhile back and it messed things up so uninstalled); Zone Alarm, Avast, run CCleaner daily (all free versions) & Firefox.

Last week my computer wouldn't connect to internet so I called my ISP and we determined it was not the external DSL modem nor their connectivity, but my laptop (reinforced when it would NOT connect on wireless at library). I am working thru the awesome steps listed here at MG for malware removal (have had success with it a couple yrs ago) but have not done ComboFix yet. (I will need lots of time for that b/c last time I think it reset a bunch of stuff. Don't remember exactly.)

The only way I've found to go online in the interim is in Safe Mode With Networking. Have Zone Alarm running there but when I try to do anything w/ Avast it says shields are "unreachable." I looked thru the Programs in ZA and have enabled anything I can think of related to Avast.

What does unreachable mean in this case? A Search thru MG Malware Support forum yielded 9 threads but I didn't see much for my specific problem in any of them. Looked at avast's website but obviously I didn't know where to look or I'd have figured it out by now.

Any ideas on why they are unreachable (maybe a nun chaperoning them?) and how to get Avast running in Safe Mode til I can see about either reviving the computer or buying a new one?

Thanks for your patience.
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Answer:avast shields "unreachable"

You can run the scans in safe mode. We need to see the requested logs in order to be of assistance to you.
 

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Folks:

My name is Ken and I appreciate any and all advice in advance. I dispense a lot of advice on hi-fi boards, but I know just enough about computers to defer to the experts. Feel free to slap me around and teach me a lesson if I appear stupid or violate any board etiquette. I can take it.

Here's the deal:

My computer suddenly lost all of its cookies for sites I frequent.

Then, right after that happened, Norton told me that it stopped some malicious code.

I started getting a "Generic Host Process for Win 32 Services..." error and my computer started stalling when I went into Microsoft Word or IE.

I updated Windows, updated my HP software (based on a quick Google search), and scanned my entire system with Norton.

Norton says it killed the "Downloader" virus.

My computer is still bringing up the "Generic..." message and when I try to unmute my volume button, it says there are "no active mixer devices available." I'm just waiting for my computer to freeze up again.

What follows is the DDS file and I've attached the "ark" and "attach" files as zipped files:



DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by kjohnson at 13:26:58.94 on Mon 02/23/2009
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2550.1972 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Norton AntiVirus 2006 *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
FW: Norton Internet Worm Prot... Read more

Answer:"Generic Host Process..." and "Downloader"

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

Please Subscribe to this Thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant notification by email, then click Add Subscription.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

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Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running ComboFix:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

* Ensure you have disabled all antivirus and antimalware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Get help here

Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply for further review.

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Answer:Touchpad driver shows"installed successfully" but it doesn't work neither it shows in control panel .

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
We would suggest you to uninstall the drivers first and restart the system and then reinstall the drivers from the link: http://dell.to/2gG7KaM
Once updated kindly check in device manager if the drivers come up.
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
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Hi All,

Thanks in advance for any help.

I purchased and installed an Iomega 34766 NAS yesterday. I have three machines that run Windows 7 (2 - Ulitmate 32bit & 64bit; 1 - Professional 32bit) and a Windows xp machine.

I am having trouble getting the Windows 7 Professional 32bit machine to show the NAS as a computer under the network folder. It will show the NAS as a Media Device and Other device. I can access the device as a media device, but when I click other device, it opens a IE browser and errors out. I have not been able to map the device in windows explorer either. This NAS has a print server built in and it will not show the printer either.

My other two Windows 7 Ultimate 32 & 64 bit (Desktop-Windows & HTPC) machines work just fine and the NAS shows under the computer and media device and does not show as other device. The printer pluged in the NAS works like a charm.

The primary computer that I need to work is the windows 7 professional version (LPC-PC) thats not working.

I posted a screen shot of what I am looking at from the computer that does not work and one of the machines that is working.

As a side note, LPC-PC is my laptop and it is the machine that is not working. Desktop-Windows and HTPC are the two machines that it is working just fine on.

I am able to connect to LPC-PC from Desktop-Windows; however I can not connect to Desktop-Windows from LPC-PC.

When I first started messing with LPC-PC it was not even showi... Read more

Answer:NAS shows as "Media Server" and "Other Device"

Well I solved my own problem and feel a little silly. I just happened to check my msconfig.exe and I had it set to selective startup with the first option for services unchecked.

Everything is now up and running. My NAS is showing and I can connect to all my computers.

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i've tried uninstalling the drivers (all associated with lumia) and unplug phone and restart computer then replug and let windows install. But it still shows this.
Under "Portable Devices" it shows my phone's name with a Lumia logo.
I am trying to deploy a test app from Visual Studio but Visual Studio is saying there's no Windows Phone detected. Any help is appreciated. Thanks a lot !!

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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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as the title says can this be done? i have converted some of the TV shows i have on dvd to mp4 ipod format yet when i sync the shows to my ipod all the episodes appear in "movies" not "TV shows".

is there a prog that can format the episodes in such a way as to make them appear in the "TV shows" folder on my ipod?

There is an option on itunes to select the original source and update the info but it doesnt seam to work. im useing itunes 7.2.0.16 and the latest ipod video.

im not a big fan of itunes as all they apple cares about is people buying stuff from from the itunes store, this is no good to me as i have most of all i need on dvd and the facilities to convert them i just need to know if there is a way to make my converted episodes appear in the TV shows folder.

i have googled with no luck and have looked on itunes site with no luck eather.

P.s

all the converted dvd are my own not copys ect..... so no flaming on this plz
 

Answer:How to make Converted TV shows appear in "TV shows" on iPod video?

Have you tried e-mailing iTunes support??? I've done it a couple of times and they have always been very responsive. Give that a try.
 

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Hey everyone, I just got a new Sony SDM-HS75 17" LCD monitor to replace an old 15" CRT for christmas...and i went to set it up tonight and when i did and turned my computer on it showed the bios and the windows XP loading but after it loaded it would go black and show the "No Input Signal" box on the screen and then go into sleep mode soon there after. I rebooted but the same thing happened... i know its not the computer because the CRT monitor has been working fine on it for almost a year now and still is working, but i'm baffled to as to what the problem is... followed the manuals troubleshooting instructions and installed the drivers and set the monitor setting to that of my new monitor, but that didnt work...also tried switching it into "Plug and Play" as the monitor setting but that didnt work either... can anyone please offer me some advice as to how to get this working? any and all help is appreciated... Thank you - Justin
 

Answer:New Monitor Shows Boot Up But Then Shows "no Input Signal"

Ii's probably this. Boot into safe mode (tap F8 on boot up), and set the resolution to 60-65Hz. Then reboot as usual. The new monitor probably cant handle the res it is set at now.

If that doesn't work, come back.

Scorp.
 

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Hi folks.  This is after doing an upgrade from Server 2008 to Server 2008 R2 mind you.  Not sure if that matters.  

I was having problems with RDPing to my Win7 clients so I checked that remote desktop was enabled.  When doing so I saw that it informed me that I had to allow rdp access in the firewall which I know had been done before.  After looking around I realized that my network profile had been changed to "Public".  I also noticed that my active network shows as "unauthenticated".  What does this mean and how can I fix this?  How did this happen?  Thanks.

Answer:Network shows as "Unauthenticated"....Changed my network profile to "Public"

How many DCs are there in the domain?
I suggest that you remove the Windows 7 computer from the AD, and exit the Windows 7 computer from domain. Then, re-join the computer to the domain. How does it work now?
If the issue persists, please temporary disable the firewall on both computers. Also, please check if Network Location Awareness service is enabled on the server and Windows 7 computers.Arthur Xie - MSFT

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Hi there..

I just got a new USB cable for connecting my HP ZT3000 laptop to my desktop PC..

It's a cable with two USB endings, written on it "USB link cable"..

When I try to plug it, a New hardware wizard pops up, asking me the path of the required driver, both on the ZT3000 and the desktop PC...

This happens even without connecting both of them... they identify it immediately as a new hardware..

the cable is identified as a USB Host to Host Bridge...

Needless to say, that they both didn't find the needed driver... I tried to direct it to the drivers' directories in the C: drive on the laptop, but nothing helped..

Anyone knows how to connect them succesfully???

Thanx in advance..
 

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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.

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

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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I am using Windows XP home edition.

I posted this in the wrong forum, a few days ago: and was advised to post it here,
with a new hjt log. They did say that I had more serious problems than just my host file needing to be restored. They also said that there didn't seem to be a firewall. How can I find out if I'm using Window's firewall?

Arovax Shield popped up a message: "Warning: Your Windows host file was hijacked. It is recommended to restore host file."

1. Now I can't use my anti-virus program, because it stalls (freezes) before it finishes.

2. I can't use Panda or any other on-line scanner, because it too freezes before it can
finish.

3. I can't shutdown my computer - not even cold boot! I have to completely unplug it!

4. I can't do a system restore, to a previous date. (I've tried several previous dates).

I have no idea how to restore the host file, and I have no idea how it was hijacked.

Here is my new HJT log: (I hope it will be of some help)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:37:56 PM, on 12/03/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
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Answer:Solved: "Your Windows host file was hijacked. It is recommended to restore host file."

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Hi there
This is an IE only issue.
Every time I go to intranet in IE - on first request IE shows "Please come back later" - refreshing works fine - how to fix so it shows on first request
Any help on fixing this will be appreciated.
Thanks.

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Thanks for your advice. I've transferred my problem to "Malware Removal & Hijack This Logs", as you suggested.

How do I delete this thread??
 

Answer:"Your Windows host file was hijacked. It is recommended to restore host file."

Try deleting or renaming the Hosts file.
It will be recreated, so no harm to try.
It's at:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc
It's named "HOSTS- no extension.
You can open this file with Notepad of you're curious enough to see what it says.
 

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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.

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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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Hi,

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.

Hi,
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?
Thanks!


We
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 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 have been getting lots of problems with my internet in W7 64-bit. Still haven't been able to figure it out. Tried millions of things.

I noticed that my event viewer is pointing thousands of errors by the hour. Today i turned my pc on and i couldn't load any webpages. Right now i can but it's going very slow. Still if i ping a website in DOS i get 100% loss. So it's not making any sense. How can i get 100% loss and still be able to browse the web?

Answer:Ping"request timed out" 100% loss. Inter works but SLOW

Looks like a problem from your ISP. Open the command prompt and type

Code:
ipconfig /flushdns
See if that helps.

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Any idea what this means for Bluestacks users? Laptop works fine but I get THIS gamemanager.log file output on main rig from an endless load loop:

2016-08-26 00:12:01.228000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): Opened log file
2016-08-26 00:12:01.231000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO Using event Global\BlueStacks_LogRotate_gamemanager for log rotation
2016-08-26 00:12:01.232000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO Starting GameManager PID 688
2016-08-26 00:12:01.232000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO GameManager: CLR version 4.0.30319.42000
2016-08-26 00:12:01.253000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 ERROR Can't get the process.
2016-08-26 00:12:01.253000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO Unable to retrieve information about invoking process
2016-08-26 00:12:01.256000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO localized strings file path: D:\Android\AppPlayer\Bluestacks\Locales\i18n.en-US.txt
2016-08-26 00:12:01.258000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO Successfully populated English strings
2016-08-26 00:12:01.259000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO if update available for install
2016-08-26 00:12:01.259000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO Forced value: -1
2016-08-26 00:12:01.259000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO No Forced Update Available
2016-08-26 00:12:01.260000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO pkg name =
2016-08-26 00:12:01.260000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO activity =
2016-08-26 00:12:01.261000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO the installdir path is [bluestacks local x86]
2016-08-26 00:12:01.261000 Blue... Read more

Answer:infinite localhost ping/runex "unable to connect" in Bluestacks

anyone?

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Any idea what this means for Bluestacks users? Laptop works fine but I get THIS gamemanager.log file output on main rig from an endless load loop:

2016-08-26 00:12:01.228000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): Opened log file
2016-08-26 00:12:01.231000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO Using event Global\BlueStacks_LogRotate_gamemanager for log rotation
2016-08-26 00:12:01.232000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO Starting GameManager PID 688
2016-08-26 00:12:01.232000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO GameManager: CLR version 4.0.30319.42000
2016-08-26 00:12:01.253000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 ERROR Can't get the process.
2016-08-26 00:12:01.253000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO Unable to retrieve information about invoking process
2016-08-26 00:12:01.256000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO localized strings file path: D:\Android\AppPlayer\Bluestacks\Locales\i18n.en-US.txt
2016-08-26 00:12:01.258000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO Successfully populated English strings
2016-08-26 00:12:01.259000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO if update available for install
2016-08-26 00:12:01.259000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO Forced value: -1
2016-08-26 00:12:01.259000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO No Forced Update Available
2016-08-26 00:12:01.260000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO pkg name =
2016-08-26 00:12:01.260000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO activity =
2016-08-26 00:12:01.261000 BlueStacks( 688: 1516): 1 INFO the installdir path is [bluestacks local x86]
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I have 2 laptops and a desktop on my home network, all plugged into the router. The 2 laptops connect to the network and internet. The desktop shows "connected", is able to ping the router but cannot connect to the internet.

All are using XP home sp2. The desktop was just introduced to the existing laptop network. I have swapped the router, cable, and ethernet card for grins (i am tech enough to have had some of each laying around). Clearly it's a settings problem.

Dynamic IP address.
/ipconfig indicates same gateway as laptops. ("192.168.0.1")
Worked perfectly on a previous network.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, I am at my wits end.
 

Answer:Network "connected", router ping successful but no Internet

Try this

http://www.techspot.com/vb/post662504-2.html

Please reply if worked
 

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so i tried giving the new outpost 7.5 x64 a try where i got a bsod before the installation got completed, tried restoring to the restore point which i made before the setup but when restarted after the process got an error that it didnt complete properly. repaired my bitdefender cause it wasnt working properly.
everything got back to normal except when i connect to vpn and disconnect i lose all network connectivity and my pings return the "no resources" error. after few minutes it gets fixed automatically also logging off or restarting also works.
i checked the routing table to see if they change to normal after disconnecting from vpn and all seems fine, also tried to look for any driver files left from installation but there is none.have done registry repairs and cleared all logs/caches.

so any ideas what is causing this and how to fix it?
 

Answer:Ping returns "No Resources" after fail outpost installation

You could try to use the outpost uninstaller, maybe there are some left over files http://www.agnitum.com/support/kb/article.php?id=1000159
What kind of internet connection do you have?
 

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Hi all,

I have recently installed a network printer and had many problems. I've changed the IP address 3 times to resolve and still cannot. When I do a continuous ping to the printer (approximately 100, I had 4 request time outs). The 4/5 clients using the printer are having problems printing to it. I'm sure that request time outs are the problems behind this.

I did a tracert, and it seems to find the printer, but a * came up into one of the hops...

Any help


Thanks
Damian

Answer:Ping -t "request time out" on a network HP k8600 printer.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tys


Hi all,

I have recently installed a network printer and had many problems. I've changed the IP address 3 times to resolve and still cannot. When I do a continuous ping to the printer (approximately 100, I had 4 request time outs). The 4/5 clients using the printer are having problems printing to it. I'm sure that request time outs are the problems behind this.

I did a tracert, and it seems to find the printer, but a * came up into one of the hops...

Any help


Thanks
Damian


What is the printer's ip-address? And what ip-address has a client? Connected to same router?

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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.
D: is CDROM (CDFS)

\\.\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..."

Bump.

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Hi folks
I have no trouble connecting to the internet and in fact when running an internet speed test I get very respectable numbers. One thing is baffling me though. Though I have no trouble connecting to any website, when pinging that same website using a command prompt, I get nothing but "request timed out". How is this possible and what if anything is wrong? I ping cnn and google but always get zero packets recieved. I am running Vista and firefox and have tried both with and without my firewall turned on. Ideas?
 

Answer:ping result give "request timed out"

asdf523,

One thing you can try that may give some useful information is running a tracert on sites that you can't ping and seeing how far you get before it times out. This way you can get a good idea of where the problem is.

Some sites don't allow pings. I just tested it and had trouble pinging the sites you mentioned (cnn.com and google.com). I was never able to get through to cnn.com. Pinging google.com gave me mixed results. Those are the two sites you mentioned but you may have tried other sites too. If you haven't, try pinging some other sites (yahoo.com, techguy.org) and see what you get.

I hope this helps.
 

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I need to activate a dial-up connection and maintain it throughout the day with my ISP on an NT 4.0 Server so that the workstations don’t have to wait for the dialing process whenever they need web access. My first thought was to put a Ping statement in a batch file and then set it up in the Scheduling Service for bootup and at 15 minute intervals thereafter– but (unlike Win95/98) apparently NT does not automatically open a DOS box prior to running a batch file. If I manually open a DOS box, and then enter my Ping statement it activates the auto-dialer without a problem. I just need to automate this process. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

R_Adkins
 

Answer:{Advice Offered} - Automated "Ping" Statement

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Hi, donno why recently some site cant/very slow access, i usually go to them everyday... works fine until yesterday...

site like
pan.baidu.com
???????? ???????????????? etc

will it be internet problem? others site no slow or whatever issue.. hmm.. please help..

THANKS by lee

Answer:"Request Timeout" in cmd ping.. cant access webpage..

Hi Lee,

Try booting into Safe Mode with Networking by restarting your computer, tapping F8 and select this option. See if you can access the problematic site(s) with out any issues.

Is this a wired or wireless issue? Have you tried connecting using both options?

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There was a special "code" you could add into your iTunesPref.xml file before that removes the Store Link. I was using that code until the new version of iTunes that now gives you a "Ping" link. Has a code been released for that yet?

Answer:Way to remove "Ping" Link from iTunes Library

  
Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860


There was a special "code" you could add into your iTunesPref.xml file before that removes the Store Link. I was using that code until the new version of iTunes that now gives you a "Ping" link. Has a code been released for that yet?


Um why dont you just block itunes in the firewall
Ken J

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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:
Cdrom
Imapi
redbook

PLEASE HELP




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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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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ASUS P8Z77-V LX has an on board INTEL HD 4000 Video that has VGA, DP, DVI-D, HDMI, so I thought we need another monitor on this thing.

I hooked up various combinations and it flash screens on boot up but once booted would not recognize a second monitor.

It had the "Generic windows driver" installed, so I got the latest one from ASUS and it seems to be installed.

....however, this is where it gets really weird ....

Both monitors display stuff, but original monitor goes black and then active every 4 seconds and the computer beeps every time it does it.

If I drag something into the original monitor it goes back to the other one in 4 seconds.

If I look at the control panel it displays that 1 display is present and then 2 are present and then back to 1. The identify feature works as well.

Its like my PC has gone blonde (it can't seem to figure out what it is.)

If I remove the cable to the added monitor I can revert to the initial 1 monitor system that works OK. If I plug in the second monitor it reverts to the ping pong mode.

This looks like a driver issue, but maybe its a bios thing. I'm out of ideas.

Answer:Dual Monitor "ping pong"

Did you try with another cable? Try removing your original monitor and see if the new one keep getting disconnected.

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I know this is an almost trivial thing but the little details are what make something work smoothly i think so this problem is bugging the hell out of me. When i change the volume on my computer by using the slider, accessed by the little speaker symbol at the bottom right of the windows taskbar, it always made a sound whenever i changed the volume. Now, for some reason, there is no "ping" like sound when ichange it. Why is this and how do i fix it?

Thanks.

Answer:Missing "ping" when i alter the volume

Do you still have other sounds other than the ping.

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In response to a problem which I was having, I was asked if I could "ping" it. What does that mean and how does one accomplish it? TIA.
 

Answer:Meaning of "ping" in computer jargon

in xp

start
run
CMD

a black window will open
in there you type

PING followed by the IP address or domain name

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ping

where where you asked - cant find a post here
 

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Hello, I have a desktop (Mandrake Linux) directly connected to the Linksys wireless router (BEPW11S4) with network cable and a laptop running Windows XP via 802.11b PC Card.
From the router setup utility, I can see the DHCP client table as
Desktop -- 192.168.1.4
Laptop -- 192.168.1.2
But from the desktop I get the ip address as 192.168.1.3 from ifconfig.
Another wierd thing is, I can not ping the desktop from my laptop with either address. But I can access the webserver installed on my desktop (http://192.168.1.3).
Could anybody imagine what is going on? Any input is appreciated.
 

Answer:Can't "Ping" another computer in the wireless network

The DHCP table isn't always correct, at least in my D-Link router. Since you can access the web server, I suspect that ICMP requests are blocked on your Linux box.
 

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Greetings, im totally clueless what to do. My computer cannot access certain websites. I have no problem with most, but certain sites i get "Unable to connect" I've read others have this problem, but the solutions offered have not been fruitful to me.

It's not the browser since i can't access these sites on Firefox or IE.
It's not the router or modem. I have a laptop, and I CAN access these sites with it. I don't have this issue with my laptop.
It's not firewall, i've disabled and still nothing.

I've pinged and tracert my school's website www.bhsu.edu I get
"Destination host unreachable"
When i ping and tracert using http:// in front of www (i.e., http://www.bbc.com/news/) i get
"Request timed out"

It's not Malware, i've run everything, there's nothing there.
I have flushed DNS and renewed, but still nothing.
I've used a proxy website (network-tools.com) and "timed out"

I don't know what else to do.
Can someone help? Please. I'm at a total lost. I'm very clueless, so if there is something you recommend i do, please literally spell it out. Thank you in advance.
AK

 

Answer:"Unable to Connect" to certain sites, no ping

Why all those links to your identical thread on Major Geeks?
 

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Greetings, im totally clueless what to do. My computer cannot access certain websites. I have no problem with most, but certain sites i get "Unable to connect" I've read others have this problem, but the solutions offered have not been fruitful to me.

It's not the browser since i can't access these sites on Firefox or IE.
It's not the router or modem. I have a laptop, and I CAN access these sites with it. I don't have this issue with my laptop.
It's not firewall, i've disabled and still nothing.

I've pinged and tracert my school's website www.bhsu.edu I get
"Destination host unreachable"
When i ping and tracert using http:// in front of www (i.e., http://www.bbc.com/news/) i get
"Request timed out"

It's not Malware, i've run everything, there's nothing there.
I have flushed DNS and renewed, but still nothing.
I've used a proxy website (network-tools.com) and "timed out"

I don't know what else to do.
Can someone help? Please. I'm at a total lost. I'm very clueless, so if there is something you recommend i do, please literally spell it out. Thank you in advance.
AK
 

Answer:"Unable to Connect" to certain sites, no ping

I take it you can not connect to your schools website or bbc.com?

Can you post the results of the ping to your school's website? www.bhsu.edu

This problem could be caused by your host file.
Located at C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc

Copy and paste the contents here.
 

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Hi need help with this pls!

i receive this error all the time with probs with the sound as well:

"Generic Host Process for Win32 Services has encountered a problem and needs to close...." and a few seconds after that appears a pop up says:
"svchost.exe - Application Error" which says "The exception unknown software exception (0xc0000409) occured in the application at location 0x5b86a3c0."



This is Panda result:

Incident Status Location

Potentially unwanted tool:application/bestoffer Not disinfected c:\windows\SMDAT32M.SYS
Potentially unwanted tool:application/altnet Not disinfected c:\windows\SMDAT32A.SYS
Adware:adware/instafinder Not disinfected c:\program files\INSTAFINK
Potentially unwanted tool:application/need2find Not disinfected c:\program files\Need2Find
Adware:adware/rxtoolbar Not disinfected Windows Registry
Spyware:Cookie/Yadro Not disinfected
C:\Documents and Settings\Acer\Local Settings\Temp\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt Spyware:Cookie/Atlas DMT Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Acer\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
Spyware:Cookie/Com.com Not disinfected C:\Documen... Read more

Answer:"Generic Host Process for Win32 Services.." pls see my Panda scan txt & HJT!!!

Bump !!!

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Hello Everyone,

I've never seen this problem with the previous O.S., Windows 7, but Windows 10 is throwing me this error message approximately 70% of the time when I run the network troubleshooter...either from the Control Panel, or by right clicking on the task bar's connection icon.

Though Win10 is the first O.S. to give me this error, the Microsoft support forums indicate that it's been fairly annoying to Windows 7 users back to 2010. Also, Microsoft support employees just give vague general tips for trying to nail down the cause.

I'm only experiencing this in EDGE. Edge sometimes freezes on a webpage when I'm attempting to post a message to a forum, similar to what I'm doing now. I run the Network Troubleshooter and get the "Native Host Has Stopped..." error. I open a new Edge tab, come to this forum and try to do a search for the answer, but this forum's search function ignores my input. So, I opened IE-11, navigate to Win10 forum, and all works well.

Rather than go through their pages of discussions, I'll simply ask members of this top notch forum if you have experienced the "Scripted Diagnostic Native Host has Stopped Working" error when running the network troubleshooter? And, how did you fix it? Thanks in advance for your feedback.
-Allen

Answer:Error: "Scripted Diagnostic Native Host has Stopped Working"

Greetings,

I have the same problem. NEVER saw this before the Win10 upgrade. Just started searching for a solution and found this thread.

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Hello,

I'm having issues with internet connectivity. They started back with Win 7, but they disappeared when I upgraded to 10. Now they're back again. Essentially my connection on my laptop (wired) comes and goes, but the icon at the bottom never shows a broken connection. It also happens with all wireless connected devices (iphones), but oddly not with a secondary laptop (also wireless).

The weird thing is that some connections never seem affected by this. For example, I use Plex to stream movies and shows via Google's Chromecast to my TV. That connection is never down. Even when nothing is loading (webpages, mail, messenger, twitter, etc.) I can always reliably cast something. The same is true with torrents. The speeds reach max quickly and stay there constantly until completion.

The other weird thing is that it behaves as though I have data caps from my ISP (I don't). The longer my connection is dormant, the more time I get without any internet issues (a full night with no internet usage results in a full morning with no connection issues; a weekend with no usage results in a full day with no issues). Conversely, the more usage the more trouble (if I'm downloading a large file overnight, the next morning I can't even get Google to load until a few hours have passed with no internet usage and then I can connect again for a few minutes),

Also, I noticed that around the same time this started, I also started getting these random error messages "Scripted Diagnostics ... Read more

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Hello,

I'm having issues with internet connectivity. They started back with Win 7, but they disappeared when I upgraded to 10. Now they're back again. Essentially my connection on my laptop (wired) comes and goes, but the icon at the bottom never shows a broken connection. It also happens with all wireless connected devices (iphones), but oddly not with a secondary laptop (also wireless).

The weird thing is that some connections never seem affected by this. For example, I use Plex to stream movies and shows via Google's Chromecast to my TV. That connection is never down. Even when nothing is loading (webpages, mail, messenger, twitter, etc.) I can always reliably cast something. The same is true with torrents. The speeds reach max quickly and stay there constantly until completion.

The other weird thing is that it behaves as though I have data caps from my ISP (I don't). The longer my connection is dormant, the more time I get without any internet issues (a full night with no internet usage results in a full morning with no connection issues; a weekend with no usage results in a full day with no issues). Conversely, the more usage the more trouble (if I'm downloading a large file overnight, the next morning I can't even get Google to load until a few hours have passed with no internet usage and then I can connect again for a few minutes),

Also, I noticed that around the same time this started, I also started getting these random error messages "Scripted Diagnostics ... Read more

Answer:Troubled Connection and "Scripted Diagnostics Native Host Has Stopped"

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Clean install of Vista Business on a new HD, Dell 8400 w/2.5GB memory.

I keep getting a dialog box that pops up and says:

"Microsoft Windows
Host Process for Windows Service stopped working and was closed.

A problem caused the application of stop working correctly. Windows will notify you if a solutiion is available."

There doesn't appear to be any rhyme or reason for it... it just arbitrarily shows up from time to time. It's not related to booting Vista, I don't think, b/c it'll pop up occasionally during the same session.
 

Answer:"Host Process for Windows Services stopped working and was closed."

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Ok, so since of recently, my computer has been acting really wierd. I would start the computer up normally and everything would be fine. But after spending some time on the internet, mostly around 30-45 min, I would get the same "Generic Host Process For Win32 Services" error message. And then after I close the box, my screen starts to act really wierd. A blank white bar appears between the top blue bar (on my computer) which would usually have the website , etc.. "Tech Support Guy Forums - Mozilla Firefox" and the menu bar. And then the windows box changes from "Windows XP style" to "Windows Classic style" on its own. I am still able to use the computer/internet but after a while, it starts to progressively get slower and slower. I have no idea whats wrong with it. I have Avira AntiVir and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and I have scanned my computer many times but nothing comes up. Please help
I have Windows XP
If you need to know anything else, i'll try my best help but i'm not the best when it comes to computers.
I'm also gonna try to attach screenshots of my computer/error messages.

Thank you
 

Answer:"Generic Host Process For Win32 Services" error message

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In the past week or so my computer has been experiencing the same problem of win32 error message, which on prompt will reset my toolbar and everything back to previous windows 98 style of the white toolbar and old style of design, i know this has something to do with a virus.

I recently just had the fake Anti-Virus scan maleware on my computer which i succesfully removed with maleware-bytes and Whitesmoke translator which i also removed twice with malewarebytes. Im just wondering if there anything that can cause this sort of problem with my computer, maybe a virus im not catching? Also it seems my computer has been booting up rather slowly and it just seems super sluggish.

Any help would be appriciated just lemme know what you need thanks!
 

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Is this normal, It says it under the processors tab and has always bothered me
 

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I have a new computer running Windows 7. It is functioning well, apart from the firewire card not being recognized. I can see that the BIOS does see the firewire card. Pages on the web offering advice on this kind of problems start their solutions with going
to the device manager and expanding the "IEEE 1394 Bus host controllers" node in the device tree. Only I don't have such a node. How can I get the "IEEE 1394 Bus host controllers" node to appear in the device manager?
Windows update reports that Windows is up to date.

Answer:No "IEEE 1394 Bus host controllers" node in device manager

Hi,
 
I would like to recommend you download the driver from the official website firstly

http://www.conceptronic.net/Site/desktopdefault.aspx?tabindex=0&tabid=420&pc=Ci1394B , then reboot to check if the issue persists.
 
Please feel free to contact me if you get any update.
 
Hope it helps!
 
Please Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

 
Best Regards,
Miya YaoThis posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. | 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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Ok I should also say the "search protocol host stopped working" pop up happens right after boot up ! IE9 starts up but when I go to a sight it acts like its there but the screen is blank !
tried this but its not working http://www.techsupportforum.com/for...er-stopped-working-and-was-closed-138952.html
posting this with google chrome because IE9 is not working !

I just noticed the windows spider sol and windows freecell sol are coming up blank screen also


any help would be apprciated thanks bill
 

Answer:"Search protocol host stopped working" Windows Vista

A friend at work experienced the same problem on his PC. Turns out he had a corrupt indexing file. You could try posting the details from Event Viewer, if that is possible. I wouldn't be able to help you interpreting them, but maybe some of the more experienced members could.

Have you tried disabling Windows Search? I did this on my friend's PC as a temporary measure . Got IE working, although searches were rather slow. It isn't a solution, but it could afford you a temporary -- albeit inconvenient -- workaround.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help. Stick around, though, and wait for inputs from the more knowledgeable members.
 

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I?m downgrading a ASUS N550LF-CN100H from windows 8 to windows 7 Pro x64.

But when I try to install the driver "Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver" the system crash.
I have installed the latest version of the BIOS (2.12) and changed some settings (for W7).
- Boot -> Lunch CSM = Enabled
- Security -> Secure Boot Control= Disabled

I have tried with the driver coming from the Intel site and with "Driver Genius" (same driver).
Do you have any advice to solve this issue because Asus doesn?t give any support for downgrade ?

Thanks

Answer:"Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Cont. Driver" Crash during installation

Did you try the support section of Asus to download drivers. See this link and change to your model
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download X550LA

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Hello,

As of a couple of days ago, when I click a Google search result link, I'm usually redirected to a random website. I also sometimes get random popups on sites on which I never got any before.

Every once in a while, I get a message saying, "Host process for Windows services stopped working and was closed", and my computer and Internet connection slow down. Sometimes after this happens, program windows, the taskbar, and other Windows visuals revert to a simple, Windows 95-esque level.

This is a huge annoyance, and any help would be greatly appreciated.





DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Mom at 21:07:51.51 on Thu 06/24/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18928 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_17
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.2039.1277 [GMT -5:00]

SP: AVG Anti-Spyware *disabled* (Outdated) {48F2E28D-ED66-4646-9C11-B3055B0AF604}
SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:... Read more

Answer:Google redirects, "Host process stopped working"

Hi,

Please do the following:

Download Combofix from either of the links below, and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2



**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**

--------------------------------------------------------------------
IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here
--------------------------------------------------------------------

Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.When finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt for further review.

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Hello,

First of all I would like to say a few things:

This is absolutely the weirdest thing/problem I've ever experienced with respect to using a personal computer. I've had this problem for already about 3 years & tried solving it numerous times. It has annoyed me immensely & I've literally tried everything to solve it so this is why I have decided to get deeper into this weird problem. I will be handing out every detail, because as you will see this is no ordinary thing in my opinion.
The problem:

I keep getting random "resolving host" messages when I browse the internet. To be specific: I am just browsing the web for 1, 2, 3, ... hours & all of a sudden my first "resolving host" pops up. I can still browse, but the more I browse, the worse it gets in the sense that the resolving host issue ends up eventually in no web page being able to be browsed. That's the endpoint & to solve this you would have to reboot which solves the problem. This issue can not occur for just single days, to weeks & even to months before it starts happening all over again! I can be getting it every single day for 1, 2 full weeks every & then have it disappear for days, weeks & reappear again. The pattern at which this occurs is very odd & it is as if some masochistic hacker is having his way. I'm not implying of a hacker, but the periodicity of this happening is just odd. The browsers might not work because of the dead end I've reached after... Read more

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I am still having this problem that I thought was fixed on Oct 28th. See that post under operating system-windows xp.
I used hijax and i also followed the instructions that were left for me regarding this matter. But it is stilll happening. I also uninstalled the add-on for msn plus and it still is doing this when i'm online. When i'm online and this process needs to close i can no longer access the internet even though it says i'm online. Please Help!!!!
 

Answer:"Generic host process for Win32 services" needs to close

This is all the things that I have done to try to fix this problem with the suggestions that you have given to me. It had worked for a while and now the problem is back any suggestions would help....

I ran a scan using the link above with the hijackthis program and 20 items were listed. However I'm not sure what to do with the items it found.....
This is what it found. Sorry for the long post

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 12:21:22 PM, on 10/28/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\NETASS~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashmaisv.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
c:\progra~1\intern~1\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.vlpuptfwgtpveihgymmmkyjl...8atYNEw... Read more

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I am running Windows XP (SP3) as a virtual machine in VMWare Player 2.5.2. Normally in the "Safely Remove" tray icon I had four components by default, in addition to whatever USB devices I had connected to the virtual machine.

Recently, I chose to "safely remove" a USB device, but my mouse slipped, and instead I "safely removed" the "Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller" and/or the "Inter(R) 82371AB/EB PCI to USB Universal Host Controller" (both are missing now, but I think I have written their names correctly).

The components that remain are "VMware Accelerated AMD PCNet Adapter" and "Creative AudioPCI (ES1371,ES1373) (WDM)"

Now the virtual OS has no USB capability. I have looked everywhere I can, including Device Manager, and see no sign of the missing Controllers. It seems odd that a virtual component like that could suddenly disappear -- but since it's not a physically-removable drive, I can't just plug it back in.

I have tried doing a Windows Restore to a previous date (before my mistake), but that did not restore the USB Controllers.

How can I restore the USB capability?

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My external HD will not eject. In Vista it ejects fine. I west to customize the tray icons and saw this. The eject button listed as "Windows Host Process" What is up with this and is this why it will not eject? I have never seen this before and wonder if it's correct or a bug. I went back a few minutes later and it was showing the icon as normal but still will not eject properly.

Attachment 7971

Answer:Eject hardware showing "Windows host process"

I had the same problem when trying to remove a flash drive for the last few days but it works fine on my other flash drives.I also have that icon.

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Hey everyone,

When i try to run movieclips i get the message "Windows Host process "RunDLL32" has stopped working.

Should i just ignore this message considering the fact that the movieclip still play, or is there a way to fix it.

i can post a hijackthis logfile if need be, also please let me know if you require me to post "silent scanner" logfile

Yours faithfully

Darren u.k
Windows Vista - Home Premium
Service pack 2
manufacturer: Emachines
Model: E4212
Inter Pentium D CPU 2.80GHz 2.79GHz
Ram 1.00GB
32 Bit Op System
 

Answer:Windows Host process "RunDLL32" has stopped working

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After installing Office 365 with SkyDrive, my memory use went to cripplingly high levels.

Making adjustments to SkyDrive settings helped for a while, but I?m again at 95% or higher memory use according to Task Manager.

By far the largest demand for memory is from a process called ?Service Host: Local System.? This is a 64-bit machine, if that?s relevant. I?d be grateful for advice on how to get my memory use back down to normal levels. Thanks.

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I get 'windows host process rundll32 has stopped working' whenever I attempt to open Mouse in Control Panel to adjust mouse settings.
I'm on Vista.
I've tried: System Restore to previous updates - did not work
I've Turned off Data Execution Prevention (DEP)
I don't have lmpgvd.ax in Windows 32
I've done this whole this, but I don't have the program assioated with that. Open Computer > System Drive > Program files > Common Files > Ahead > DSfilter.
Rename "NeroVideoProc.ax" to say "1NeroVideoProc.ax"
Also rename "NeVideo.ax" to say "1NeVideo.ax"
Reboot.
I did this thing: If you get the error when opening folders that contain video files, try this and see if it helps:
Open Control Panel > Folder Options > Always show Icons, Never Thumbnails
But that isn't even the problem and it didn't work.
Any help? I've been trying to solve this for ages...

Answer:"windows host process rundll32 has stopped working"

Looks like you have done quite a bit of troubleshooting :| but nevertheless pls see if something here helps you.

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I am trying to access the internet wireless on my home network using a COMPAQ Presario V6000 running Windows Vista Home Premium. I know my network is fine beacuse other computers and an IPad are having no trouble accessing the internet wirelessly using our home network. This laptop previously accessed the internet just fine until I installed a new router (DLink, Model DIR 628) and since I installed the new router I haven't been able to access the web using this laptop wirelessly.

When I look at the 'Network and Sharing Centre' it looks like my wireless laptop connection to my home network is OK but there is a red 'X' between my home network and the internet, even though I am accessing the intenet just fine using other computers in the house. My laptop seems to be connected to the home network but it won't let me connect to the web... can anyone help me figure this out?
 

Answer:Solved: Windows cannot find trhe host name "www.google.ca" using DNS

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For the last week or so this "Service host: Local System" will run almost the whole time I am on the pc and is cutting my bandwidth in half and eating into my data cap. This happens even if I have nothing running and just sitting on the desktop.

EDIT: It is Gears of War 4 that keeps constantly downloading over and over again even with the Windows Store not even open. Nearly 500 fucking GB in the last week is down the drain as it never will install and just gives error message.
 

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I accidentally set "Windows Presentation Foundation Host" to default open in Google Chrome, I don't know why I did. I was experimenting, I guess. I don't know how to fix it.

Windows Presentation Foundation Host is an XAML file. I don't know a whole lot about how computers and their files work, but I know a little like how to navigate with task manager, file explorer, control panel, etc.

Any help will be appreciated, thank you for your time and efforts.

Answer:"Windows Presentation Foundation Host" opens with Chrome

Hello Sean, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Not sure how you did that, but you should be able to do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before you did to undo and fix this.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Recently Upgraded: Running Windows 7, 64-bit on MSI Z97 ATX board with Intel Core i7-4790K processor. I installed the drivers from the CD that came with the board from MSI.

My usage is strictly internet, e-mail and office applications. Occasional other usage is to connect additional hard disk via internal SATA and scanning for viruses and malicious programs. I do not overclock or play games.

I am trying to determine whether there is any real benefit to keeping the following:
"Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver". I thought USB3 drivers were already in W7 so why do I need this driver from Intel? I've read this; but, it never gets into whether it is an essential program or what functionality might be lost if I uninstall it.
"MSI Super Charger". I've read this; but, I can't see any real benefit, The only thing I charge from this computer is my phone and I am very well satisfied with its charging time.

 

Answer:Solved: What is "Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver"

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When I add a virtual switch the host's network dies. Basic W8-64 setup with Intel DH87RL MB with I217-V Ethernet adapter. Play by play:

Observe Host's network functional.Create new external Virtual Switch "VS1ex" with defaults on . IE "allow host to share" enabled.Observe both Ethernet and vEthernet adapters appear as "Not Connected" on host.Configure VM to use VS1ex and boot.Observe VM network functions. Shut down.Remove VS1ex.Observe host's network functional.
I have read several instructional articles and tried a variety of things but all seem to suggest it should work like this but as you can see in step 3 I'm off the air on just the host. I've also read dozens of forum threads with a similar problem but none of the suggestions offered worked for me. At the moment my work-around is to make it an internal adapter and bridge on the host. This works but I am not satisfied with a work-around. Does anyone have an idea how I can make this work?

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Today, I decide to take a break from my Fedora partition and actually load into windows. It had been a day or two and i knew my thunderbird would be bursting at the seams with emails.

I boot.
It chugs a bit more than usual.
I get an error message about 5 minutes after I boot.
"Host process for windows services stopped working and was closed"
It said more than that, but it was all trivial information about what might have caused it and whatnot- then it popped up a windows help browser suggesting i run windows updates, because apparently every problem can be fixed with an update (it wasn't).

This shows up every time I boot. It doesn't really seem to be affecting anything (yet), but it still perturbs me and all the things I find on google seem to be particularly vague in the direction of something in the event log without telling me exactly why i'm there or what I'm looking for, let alone how to go about it.

So, what do I do to alleviate myself of this little dialog at login?

Kthnxbye.
 

Answer:"Host process for windows services stopped working"

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I have this major issue in 2 of my computers. I lost internet connectivity. I run on Wired DSL connection ( always on ). I did try to check ipaddress of my computer and it ends up with Internal error

" An internal error occurred: the system cannot find the file specified. Additional information: Unable to query hostname "

after googleing over internet i found that if we replace tcpip.sys from
c:\windows\system32\drivers
with a new version of tcpip.sys from
c:\windows\servicepackfiles\i386

Tried killing some of the ghost devices from device manager ( non plug and play drivers with exclaimation mark / Band )
I tried winsock reset and loading tcp/ip over again with no success

Any help highly appreciated ... !!
 

Answer:"Internal Error Unable to Query HOST" when we try to Use ipconfig

ipconfig.exe should be found in c:\windows\system32 and have a version number of 5.1.2600.2180 for XP SP2. A copy should also exist in c:\windows\servicepackfiles\i386

Ipconfig must be run from a command window; eg: Start > run cmd

ipconfig /all

If you still get an error, run eventvwr.msc and look in the event logs for more information.
 

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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:
Cdrom
Imapi
redbook

PLEASE HELP
 

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

**(DONT KNOW IF THIS WILL HELP..)***

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
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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MODS MOVE THIS TO THE RIGHT SECTION IF ITS IN THE WRONG?..thanks!

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, "mail.example.net")."

"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, "smtp.example.net")."

"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 http://webmail.netscape.com/, or Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com/.
 

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Well, I feel pretty stupid right now.

Recently I was moving a bunch of files onto a new hard drive, when my system would try to load the thumbnails of some, I would get the error in the subject, and so assumed the file was corrupt, and deleted it, later downloading a fresh copy.

The fresh copies however give me the same error, which of course restarts explorer. The files themselves have worked before, and are from reasonably reputable sites, I doubt they're the issue.

It occurred to me that when this error would occur, the little Matroska symbol would be flashing like mad, and after posting on another forum, decided my best bet would be to uninstall the codec pack with Matroska.

Unfortunately, I believe I did the exact opposite of what I wanted to. I may have uninstalled every codec except ffdshow, matroska, haali splitter, etc, as the error was still present after the restart, but the folder was empty.

The only difference seems to be that explorer just restarts without the error message.

Answer:Windows A Minor Variation of "host process (Rundll32) has stopped working"

Exactly what are the system specs and do you have a Vista disk.

You may need to run the system file checker and it could require the system disk.

In regards to your immediate issue I would recommend doing a system restore to a day prior to this event so that it can be undone and then we can look into it further and possibly determine what the issue is.

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Hello,

Like many others, it seems, I am experiencing difficulties with all searches on Firefox and IE being redirected to advertisement sites. Also, every so often a new tab will randomly open to an advertisement site.

Additionally, I have experienced the error message "Host process for windows services stopped working and was closed" about a dozen times. After this happens, Windows Media Player will stop showing the time countdown for songs and videos, and Firefox windows will look more like a Windows 95 window (hard to explain, but the smooth looking display common to Vista seems to be replaced by a more rigid display in the window).

All of this started happening yesterday. First, I experienced non-stop warnings from Sysinternal Antivirus. I followed some directions from a Google search and managed to get those to stop. But now I'm stuck with this other problem of persistent pop-ups and other problems.

The computer is 2 years old, so I have no idea where the Windows CD is.
Finally, I wasn't able to compress the two requested files with anything other than WinRAR (it was the default option when I followed the instructions, and I couldn't find the Windows Zip utility), so I just attached both txt files. I hope this isn't an issue.

Thanks in advance for any help that can be provided!



DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Matt at 20:05:20.87 on Sun 06/06/2010
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6002.18005 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15
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Answer:Google Redirects, Random Popups, "Host Process stopped working"

Bump, please.

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"Windows host process (Rundll32) has stopped working

A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available."

I started getting this message everytime I start my computer up (Vista). I'm pretty sure it's got something to do with the fact that I got a Trojan yesterday and deleted it with Windows Defender. I'm guessing the trojan attached itself to the file that was deleted and now I need to somehow get that file back. Doing some googling showed that most people that got this error message was a result of installing a specific program like Nero or video editing program, I didn't see a solution to the specific problem that I'm facing. Suggestions?
 

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As soon as I start an application (Cadence Allegro PCB Designer 16.5 but I don't think it's relevant) my CPU usage gets to the roof and stays there long after I killed the application and I believe I every associated process. The CPU usage is so high that the battery will be drained after about 45 minutes (It usually last about 3 hours).

According to my task manager the responsible is "Service Host: Local System (Network Restricted)". As a matter of fact, preventing the executable from accessing the network sort of solves the issue. I don't believe I need that executable to access the network but I'd like to understand what kind of network service can consume that much CPU (was actually affraid of overheating) and to know if there's a more appropriate way to solve this. Thanks.

Answer:"Service Host: Local System (Network Restricted)" High CPU Usage

Hi Lous!

I'm having the complete same error with another one of Cadences programs, OrCAD.

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When I view my notification area icons, I see an entry for "host process for windows tasks". I believe it is related to either rundll32 or task host, both of which are all in their legitimate folders.

is there any reason why this would be here? It is set to show only notifications. What notifications would taskhost make?

Answer:malicious? "Host process for windows tasks" in notification area icons

http://i.stack.imgur.com/uYs6M.png

Here is an image of what im looking at.

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Startup problem: When I start up my desktop computer, it will usually just load up to the point of my desktop background, no icons or start bar will appear and it will just sit at the desktop background. I then I have to do a hard restart and try booting up again. Once in a while it will load up like normal, with the icons and start bar appearing, but this is very rare (about 1 out of 10 boots on average.) Also I can't seem to enter Safe Mode when I boot up.

Internet Problem: When I start up my internet (through my mobile broadband USB stick) it will only work for a few minutes and then the internet will lose connectivity and I will get a problem saying

"Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Has Encountered A Problem"

after this I can no longer connect to the internet. I have to restart the computer again if I want to connect to the internet, and I have to endure the startup problem (as described above.)

I have tried downloading a fix from Microsoft (KB894391) but it doesn't work. Hope someone can help me fix these problems. These problems seemed to happen after I updated to Service Pack 2 and also tried to update my graphics card drivers.

Here is my HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 16:57:30, on 19/05/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDO... Read more

Answer:Startup & Internet "Generic Host Process" Problem! **HijackThis Log Inside**

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Startup problem: When I start up my desktop computer, it will usually just load up to the point of my desktop background, no icons or start bar will appear and it will just sit at the desktop background. I then I have to do a hard restart and try booting up again. Once in a while it will load up like normal, with the icons and start bar appearing, but this is very rare (about 1 out of 10 boots on average.) Also I can't seem to enter Safe Mode when I boot up.

Internet Problem: When I start up my internet (through my mobile broadband USB stick) it will only work for a few minutes and then the internet will lose connectivity and I will get a problem saying...

"Generic Host Process for Win32 Services Has Encountered A Problem"

After this I can no longer connect to the internet. I have to restart the computer again if I want to connect to the internet, and I have to endure the startup problem (as described above.)

I have tried downloading a fix from Microsoft (KB894391) but it doesn't work. Hope someone can help me fix these problems. These problems seemed to happen after I updated to Service Pack 2 and also tried to update my graphics card drivers.

Here is my HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 16:57:30, on 19/05/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
... Read more

Answer:Startup & Internet "Generic Host Process" Problem! **HijackThis Log Inside**

Any ideas.. anyone? :(

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