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Chrome caching to smooth out rough patches in network

Question: Chrome caching to smooth out rough patches in network

CNET said:

Google is working on software that will improve Chrome during moments when people lose their network connection by letting the browser load its own stored copy of previously visited Web pages.

Google programmer Randy Smith said yesterday he's added support for "offline cache mode" to Chrome. It's only on the developer version of the browser so far, and it's disabled by default, but the flag to enable it says the feature will let Chrome load Web pages from the browser's local cache if the online version isn't available. That could help when reloading pages or restarting the browser with no network.

If you're interested in the feature and have the Chrome Canary or developer versions -- neither as well tested as Chrome beta or stable, of course -- here are CNET's instructions on how to enable offline cache mode.

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Preferred Solution: Chrome caching to smooth out rough patches in network

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Hi There, it's been a long time since i asked for help around here.

Well i'm here again anyway, straight to the topic.

I'm actually looking for a way to make the Windows Explorer Scroll like a Web-Browser like Chrome..

Didn't get what i mean?

Here :

I just wan't this feature to be acquirable by the Windows Explorer.

(Simply i just want to add that kind of scrolling feel into Windows Explorer elements.)

Answer:How can i enable Chrome like Smooth scrolling in Windows Explorer?

This should do it:

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Google Inc. patched three vulnerabilities in the Windows version of Chrome earlier this week, marking the second time that it has plugged security holes in the browser this month.

Tuesday's update to Chrome fixed three flaws rated "high," the second-most-severe threat ranking in Google's four-step system. Danish vulnerability tracker Secunia rated the update as "highly critical" under its own severity ranking.

As is Google's practice, technical details of the vulnerabilities were hidden from public view, a tactic the company uses to prevent attackers from accessing the information until the majority of users have updated to the new version.

Researchers credited with reporting two of the flaws were awarded bonuses as part of Google's bug bounty program, which kicked off in January. Most flaws earn their finders $500, but researcher Jordi Chancel was handed $1,000 for the cross-origin bypass vulnerability he found in Chrome's handling of Google URL, a code library used to parse large numbers of Web addresses.

Source -
Google patches Chrome for second time this month - Computerworld

Answer:Google patches Chrome for second time this month.

Hey, at least they're patching it!

I have the 5.0 beta so I don't get informed to all this jazz :S

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Google patches severe Chrome vulnerabilities.

Google has fixed two high-severity vulnerabilities in the stable version of its Chrome browser that could have let an attacker remotely take over a person's computer.

With one attack on Google's V8 JavaScript engine, malicious JavaScript on a Web site could let an attacker gain access to sensitive data or run arbitrary code on the computer within a Chrome protected area called the sandbox, Google said in a blog post Tuesday. With the other, a page with XML-encoded information could cause a browser tab crash that could let an attacker run arbitrary code within the sandbox.Click to expand...

-- Tom

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Google said on Thursday that it patched ten security holes in its Chrome Web browser. The company also paid out more than $10,000 in bounties to security researchers who reported the holes.threatpostOkay $ for chrome, nice read. EnjoyKarsten

Answer:Google patches 10 Chrome holes, pays $10k in bounties

Yeah I heard about the Google handing out rewards for security researcher that found exploits. Which is By the way a great//brilliant Idea! It adds a bit of comfort to know that google is helping out researchers at the same time they are fixing their browser. I still don't like/use chrome as it doesn't run on mac os x 10.5.8 while running on a PowerPC processor. But I have used it on windows and just don't like it for some reason.

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Question: Network Caching


We only have a 1.5mbit connection, but it's guaranteed so I'd like to do some caching during the night when we're asleep to the common sites we visit/etc, and I'd also like the cache to work with windows updates, steam and origin games/patches if possible.


Since we only have 1.5mbit I'm hoping to run this on an ATOM or Intel low-low power CPU with 1 SSD to start, and then monitor writes/reads and possibly upgrade to RAID10 of S3500 drives.(Currently have ATOM with Linux already in ITX setup I could use)

I don't need this to do anything but act as a caching appliance.

We have cisco/zyxel router/firewall setup, so don't need any more duties like that.

Linux+Squid and then write a script to hit a url list I specify in the night to prime the cache?


Answer:Network Caching

I think you're going to find it hard to predicatively cache, but you'll likely be able to cache windows updates (which hopefully download at night anyway). A lot of sites will be serving cache-control headers to block caching, but hopefully you'll be able to cache css and javascript at least. (You can tell squid to ignore the rules, and cache anyway, but it's got a good chance of breaking login state or sharing information that shouldn't be shared, etc)

I wouldn't do raid 10 for cache storage either; you don't need redundancy, because the information is replaceable, and you don't need block level striping, you can tell squid to use multiple directories for storage, and it'll stripe more or less among them.

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Google has patched 43 security problems, many of them deemed critical, in the latest update to the Chrome browser.On Wednesday, Google pushed Chrome 44 for Windows, Mac and Linux to the stable channel and for public release. As part of the Chrome 44.0.2403.89 update, 43 bugs have been fixed, with many of the bugs submitted by external researchers.Google patches 43 security flaws in latest Chrome updateGoogle Chrome 44 update log: Bounty programs are an amazing thing when it comes to help software maker to make their products more secure

Answer:"Google patches 43 security flaws in latest Chrome update", via ZDNet

Just noticed some subtle changes in the Chrome interface (the loading icon) in addition to the bugfixes.

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I recently joined the WHS crew and got an HP MediaSmart Server. I migrated all 1.7TB of my data off of my desktop to that machine and I love it.

However, I am having an issue with data availability. Every now and then, I lose access to my data because the WHS rebooted from Windows Updates, or a piece of software updated, or the switch gets unplugged, or something else 'minor'. During this time, my data is completely unavailable, and since 95% of the time the WHS is in use, it is massively inconvenient to have it drop out, especially without warning.

I tried experimenting with Offline Files to get it to cache files to minimize this effect, but it took forever to 'sync', never finished, and it cached a bunch of not-frequently-accessed files I didnt care about. I cannot cache 1.7TB locally, and dont want to cache items that are not 'frequently accessed'.

Is there a way, using Offline Files or something better, to have a set of network locations cached such that only the files that I have previously accessed are cached?


Answer:Caching a Network Drive

offline file synchronization only works with synching a folder, not recently-accessed files.

As far as I know.

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What I am wanting to accomplish is adding all my network printers to a .txt file and have a bat file the checks for them and readds them if they are not present.

I guess it'd be pseudo roaming profiles. The issue I am running into is I'd like users to have all their network printers, regardless of what machine they log onto the network.

Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Network printer caching? Brainstorm

Wanted to see if anyone had any ideas yet =D?

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I've been trying to find out if it's possible to cache group policy settings on a domain.

Reason I ask, and why I'm trying to find out, is this: We have several remote sites that have distugstingly slow network connections (think multiple comptuers, and a 56k link). It's bad enough, that the computers time out contacting DHCP (I wish I had control over where DHCP servers were... ugh).
When/if the comptuers are rebooted, it takes about 5 minutes to "apply settings" before it finally gets to the logon screen, and then another 5+ minutes to apply user GP settings, before the desktop is loaded up.

I've done some searching, and it looks like it's not possible, but just wanted to make sure since most of what I found was in regards to Win2k Server, and we're running a Win2k3 AD network.

Answer:M$ AD Network: Caching Group Policy?

Off the top of my head I think there's some policies for slow link detection and background processing of GPOs?

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I was playing GTA 3 without any problems on my old system, then a got a new one and well the game goes smooth, then its jerky and then all of a sudden its smooth again.
I use the games capability to play MP3's during game play that my old system never had a problem with, but with the current one sometime the audio (even the games built-in ones) goes a bit funny and skips like a scratched CD. (the actual CD is fine)
My old system was:

AMD K6-2 500MHz CPU
384MB-RAM (PC133)
Gigabyte GA-5AX Motherboard
nVidia Geforce 2 MX 400 Video
Creative "Something" PCI sound
Windows XP Home

My current system is:

AMD Duron 1.3GHz
256MB-RAM (DDR 2700)
MSI KT3 Ultra2 Motherboard
nVidia Geforce 2 MX 400 (the same card)
on board 6 channel surround sound (all but the front channels are disabled)
Windows XP Home

On both systems I am running GTA at: 640x480 32bit as thats all the old system could handle. I assume the new one should be able to cope with a lot better, but it doesn't.
Of course on the new system everything is cleanly installed, so I don't know where GTA is getting this problem from.

Answer:GTA3 Smooth, Jerky, Smooth....

Try running the game off a disk image using a virtual CD-drive. such as

see if this helps..

Also, you could download the cache tweaks from

left side of page, scroll down to tweaks link. Also, check what's running in the background. Any memory managers like cacheman or memturbo set to automatically recover memory will do this.

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I swear I remember reading somewhere that there is a way to set up XP laptops so they are checked and verified that they have all the latest windows updates, security patches, virus definitions and even a full virus scan prior to allowing them to connect to your network. Does anyone know anything about this?? Also, is this only for remote connections or is there a way to set this up so when a client brings their laptop into work from home, these things can be verified before allowing them access to our LAN?


Answer:Verifyin patches and Virus DAT's on laptop prior to allowing it on our network?

Always a good idea. Set it up so it can access only the internet and not be a part of the LAN. Just put your internet gateway address and DNS addresses in the IP settings and run Windoze update. You can also download all of the security updates for XP manually or order a SP update CD directly from MS.

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I swear I remember reading somewhere that there is a way to set up XP laptops so they are checked and verified that they have all the latest windows updates, security patches, virus definitions and even a full virus scan prior to allowing them to connect to your network. Does anyone know anything about this?? Also, is this only for remote connections or is there a way to set this up so when a client brings their laptop into work from home, these things can be verified before allowing them access to our LAN?


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This is from one of my kid's computers.
He had lots of people through the house and was letting them on the computer.

Redirects out the wazoo.
I got rid of the Smitfraud and most of the Veramonde, (spelling?)but not all.
There are still weird things happening as well.
In fact, when I check internet settings, there's a message at the bottom saying that only the administrator can change some of those settings.
He IS the administrator.

I'm not at his house..mainly because I can't get to this site from there before being redirected to or some such.

I'd wager there was a pornfest goin on there and lots of goodies came in with the garbage.

I was able to run spybot and found Zango, and Veramonde, as well as a few others which are somewhat insideous and can't really be gotten rid of.

Here's the latest HJT log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:12:18 PM, on 2/13/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nT... Read more

Answer:Hoo boy this one is rough!


My name is Iain and I will be helping you clean your system.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix. You should not have any open browsers or live internet connections when you are following the procedures below.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.
We'll begin with ComboFix. Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool:
When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you.
Please post C:\ComboFix.txt along with a new HijackThis log so we may continue cleaning the system.

NOTE: Combofix prevents autorun of all CDs, floppies and USB devices to assist with malware removal & increase security. If this is an issue or makes it difficult for you - please let me know.

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Question: Rough Scrolling

Scrolling of pages is very rough and lumpy.When I move pages by dragging up and down or sideways they move roughly like they were wet paper.Can anyone help and tell me how to fix this?

Thanks from Wally.

Answer:Rough Scrolling

Sounds like a video driver, or a motherboard driver.
Is this a new PC, or a new install of windows?

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Question: rough stalker

i had a ati radeon x850xt platium edition (which is for sale by the way) and it served me very well. i played all the best games on it, till stalker came to town. and as it was very stuttery on it and couldnt play in high settings i went searching for a new card. i got a 320mb nvidea geforce 8800 gts and thought that would do the trick. still rough as toast i went talking to people. they said change ur virtual memory, didnt work. get bigger psu, still didnt work, get new drivers, so i did. now what? i can only run the game on high not max settings with next to no AA and no AF.and its only in 1024 by 768 reslolution so i would think it would fliy. any thoughts please? first time posting on this site for me so i think u can look at my system spec in my profile. thanks peeps

Answer:rough stalker

hi, i have a 3.4G pentium 4. 1G ram, 360 G hard disk and a geforce 320mb 8800 gts card, im only running in 1024 by 768 res. but stalker is still abit slow and jerky. i have no AF and next to no AA on and am only running on high setting not max.. surely i should be able to have AA AF and top setting and still run smoothly. any thoughts please.

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Question: Rough Gradients

Hello!I have one small problem and I hope you'd be able to solve it.First things first, I will tell you my computer specs:OS:Windows 764 Bit2GB RAM512 MB Graphics Memory2.7 GHZ Processor.Now the problem I have is that the Gradients do not appear as smooth as they should.I mean there's not enough "finishing" between them.I can see lines repeating vertically in gradient-based images.I think there is any fault in color setting.But how can I get it back into smoother gradients.Wallpapers which have gradients do not appear smooth.I dont want those lines etc.In Photoshop when I create gradients, I see lines which just make up the gradient roughly.How can I bring that old smooth gradient back?Thanks

Answer:Rough Gradients

What happened between the last time it looked correct and the first time it didn't?

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*Rant Mode ON*

Well, I ordered my new Alienware on 3/16 and it's been stalled in 'Phase 4' for about three days now. Looks like there is NO WAY it's gonna be shipped out on the date they gave me of the 29th. They wasted NO time in charging my credit card though. Also, in the short time I have done buisiness with Alienware they have managed to 'Overcharge' me by $500 and cause turmoil with my checking accout. The line is getting thin, but I have faith. I hope for thier sake (and mine of course) that they pull it through.

*Rant Mode OFF*

Answer:Off to a rough start.

LOL, sorry about all that man. Alienware's service seems to have taken a plunge recently...

Also, what is Phase 4? Is phase 4 the part when the burn the comp (i.e. plug it in and run it to make sure it works right), cuz a lot of companies do that for several days.

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Question: I'm in rough shape

Here it is. All search engines redirect me to fake sites. After about 30 minutes of being on the computer i get a WIN32 error and it needs to close. I cant get the gmer log because the comp freezes but here is the DDS file: If you need more i will try but it is not looking good. I am almost ready to scrap the comp but i figured i would give a tech board a try. I really appreciate any help i can get. Thanks in advance

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Mcafee\McSvcHost\McSvHost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\SystemCore\mfefire.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
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Answer:I'm in rough shape

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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Hi, I have Vista x64 on my T400. I've installed the UltraNav trackpad driver properly and enabled virtual scrolling. However the actual virtual scrolling experience is very frustrating. It's anything but smooth. It works 3/10 tries for me and that too it's very jumpy. I tried change scrolling speed but it doesn't help. I had owned Dell inspirons in the past and I had very smooth virtual scrolling experience. Is there anything I can do in this case?  

Answer:Virtual Scrolling is very rough

I'm having the same problem with a new T500 - even with 'smooth scrolling' enabled in Firefox, it's jumpy and somewhat unpredictable.    I noticed that nobody has replied to this post, so I thought it worth reviving in the hope that somebody will have an answer.  

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I am care giver to my aging mum, doing everything she asks of me.. which also makes me her computer repairman... Every week or two she calls me to fix her new HP XP Notebook.. with some of the weirdest glitches you could imagine... Today I walks-in to run the cleaners on her PC, and I can't find defrag, scandisk, nor cleanup in accessories..? I suppose I could run a search, and move those links to the desktop, then back into accessories...Anybody got any ideas what she could have done to mess up accessories so bad, given that she doesn't go into accessories..? Is there an instant cure to this glitch, which I can teach her, and warn of what not to do..?(Moderator edit: added Topic Description. jgweed)

Answer:There's One Elderly Lady Who Is Sure Are Rough On Pc's...

Did you look in the recycle bin to see if she deleted anything?

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I was browsing craigslist and came across a T420 that they were asking 160 for.  The person selling it didn't appear to know much about pc's, or how to take care of them.  I asked her to email the model number and it's one with a single 4gb ram stick and a 160 GB ssd.  We met, it was filthy, but could tell the keys were barely used.  The office install she advertised wasn't working, so she offered another 20 off.  For 140, I bought happily.  Brought it home, took out the keyboard and scrubbed it down.  Now it looks like a new pc.  It had a 160gb Intel 320 ssd in it and the single stick of ddr3 4 gb 1333 ram.  Pulled out the SSD, put in my Toshiba 256 GB Q series Pro Sata 3 in, put in an 8 GB kit of DDR3L 1600 mhz ram that wouldn't work in my T410 and works just fine.  Put the 160 Intel SSD in my T410 and added the 4gb memory to make my T410 a 6gb machine.  Now my Toshiba SSD is working at over 500 MB/SEC.  being on Sata 3.  As far as I'm concerned a win win day.

Answer:Found a diamond in the rough.

SO JEALOUS!!! Good find man .... I ought to move to US to get all this ThinkPads bargain ...

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Hey all. I have an annoying problem it seems with my mouse and battlefield 3.

The game runs perfect at mostly 60 fps constant however the turning of the mouse seems extremely rough and makes it look like the game is dropping fps but its not.

When i plug in my xbox 360 controller and look/run around it seems very smooth as if thats how its suppose to be.

My mouse is a wheel mouse optical from Microsoft.

Help appreciated. Thanks

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My Notebook's touchpad has become very rough.My finger doesn't move smoothly over it.Can i apply little cream on it?Any suggestion would be appriciated!

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Hi everyone so I've been running a T1100 AMD CPU for a while and I hate it, it's done well but in the last few months the whole system has gone to pot so I figured I'd make the move back to intel.
Now I was planing on getting a single GTX690 but then for the same money/slightly less money I can get crossfired HD7970's 6000MHz.
So this was my planned setup and it hit's the mark all par the OS but I can't get an OEM copy of windows 7 so I might have to move over to 8 for £60...

Intel i7 3770K 3rd gen
Asus P8Z77
2x Gigabyte HD7970 3GBGDDR5
Coolermaster HAF XM with GX lite 700watt PSU
8GB Corsair Dominator RAM 2666MHz
internal Blu-ray drive
Segate 750GB hybrid SSD plus an extra 1TB drive for Steam games
Windows 8 64Bit

So what does everyone think? I'll be running on a 32" 1080p Samsung LED TV.

Answer:£1500 rough budget for new PC

I would get rid of the 2666Mhz and just pick up 1600Mhz RAM. Also, what is the purpose for this PC? If it is for gaming I would probably knock the 3770K down to a I5-3570K.

I would go with a different PSU then the one you listed. For crossfire cards 700w will power them, but I'd opt for something around 800-850w range. This will allow you some headroom for the future.

When it comes to 690 vs 7970 CFX it all comes down to patience. When running two cards you will often run into driver issues and things such as micro stuttering. Additionally, it create much more heat and noise. So, if you can deal with things like that - go with the 7970's. If not, go with the 690.

For your storage, I would opt for a regular SSD instead of a hybrid and just buy a larger secondary drive.

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Answer:New PC - rough budget $1500

Why do you need 2x GPUs but a weak CPU and little RAM? Even if you were doing graphic intensive tasks like Photoshop or running CFD simulations, you will still need large amounts of RAM and a good CPU.

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ok well i got a whole bunch of software from my pops, and he said i can sell them if i want. I have 2 i dont know what they go for. I wanted to know if u guys can just give me a rough estimate on how much this stuff could go for on ebay or sumtin?

MS office professional 4.3
WordPerfect office 2002

Thanx in advance

Answer:Can someone give me a rough estimate?

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I bought a 25 dollar rosewill full atx case from newegg about a year and a half ago that came with a 350W atx psu. Somehow it ran for 1 year running a full atx pentium 3 mobo with 3 hd's and a combo drive, lan card, modem, video card, and a fan. Then it ran for about 2 months on my micro atx mobo with a amd athlon 64 3200+, 4 80mm fans, 1 120mm fan, 2 hd's, combo drive, modem, and a nvidia 8600GT. Somehow it ran all that time with no problems ever. So i went with a new Rosewill Stallion 500w psu, and it hasen't given me a problem yet.

Answer:Rosewill - diamond in the rough?

I've heard very mixed things about Rosewill. I personally own a 17" Rosewill LCD (now a backup monitor since I have a Samsung 226bw) which I've had since about 2005-2006 I think. Never had any issue, worked wonderfully and still does. I also am using one of their PSU's on my current rig, so far so good - been running 4 months with the PC on for days at a time.

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I haven't been able to beat this one on my own and have exhausted my skill set at this point. I followed the directions and am attaching the logs. Of note, when combofix rebooted, the virus scanner (avira) reinitialized so I dont know if it interfered. Definately saw root kit activity, including avira deleting a root kit .sys file.

This is a friends computer I am working on and it does not have live internet access at the moment. (The ISP turned off her connection saying that her IP address - not wifi, btw - was transmitting continous spam mail for male enlargement products).

Thanks in advance for your help and time!

Answer:Pretty rough infection...

Last post to attach 5th file.

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I am hoping to kick a keyboard virus. I ran some scans with Spybot and Superantispyware and couldn't nix it. Here is my Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:36:12 AM, on 8/10/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\ClamWin\bin\ClamTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
F:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\SetPoint\SetPoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logishrd\KHAL2\KHALMNPR.EXE
F:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\GX270\Desktop\HiJackThis.exe
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
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hi all just bought pc tower . but wanna find how much it is worth if possible ..its sparkling clean and more or less brand new probaly few months old, its. asus pc ,
msi motherboard , msi platinum editon win xp pro sp3 , but gonna upgrade to win 7 ultimate,
cpu dual core amd athlon 64x2 3000mhz , 6000+ ,,
mb name MSI K9N SLI PLATINUM MS-7250,,,
RAM 2gig ddr2 800 sram kingston KTC1G-UDIMM
bios type AMI 31/7/07
graphics-nvidia Geforce 8600gts 256mb
audio adapter - realtek alc888/s/[email protected] nforce 570sli
disk drive generic usb cf reader usb device x4
maxtor stm3500630as (500gb) 7200rpm sata 2
number 2 same as above
number 3- ST 3500630AS 500gb 7200rpm sata 2
number 4ST3500841AS 500gb 7200rpm sata 2
partitions c,d,e,f (ntfs) 465.8 gb on all
netword adapters -x2 nvidia nforce 10/100/1000 mbps ethernet
firewire controller x2 via vt6307 fire iim ieee1394
host controller ( phy : viavt 6307 + 1 infared port
usb 1 and 2 controller nvidia nforc 570 sli
dmi total/free memory slots 4/2
system slots agp-pci1 ( memory devices dimm 0,1,2,3
got this all from everest any other info needed please ask thanks for any help

Answer:How much is this PC worth (rough estimate if possible)

terry5880 said:

hi all just bought pc tower, but wanna find how much it is worth if possible ..its sparkling clean and more or less brand new probaly few months old.

bios type AMI 31/7/07Click to expand...

Before I can give an approx price tag on your system, one thing for me needs a little clarification, maybe this to will help others slap a price tag on your system.

But I'm a little leery with the use of some words here, "just bought" and "brand new' and "few months old"! But with the BIOS having a version date of July-31-2007, how new can this computer be?

I'll just sit back a while and see if this can be clearly explained by either you and or someone else out there who might have an answer. After that I may slap a price tag on what I feel this system is worth. But do take one thing into consideration when standing by and awaiting peoples approx value of your system. Just like buying a new car, once it's front two tires hit a city street the dealership automatically devalues the car by 1/4 right from the get go, I should know I worked for Chevrolet as a car salesman for 3 years. So as like with cars so true with computers, they can depreciate their value very quickly. Even just by burning some hours on a computer, it can therefor go towards people not looking as the system as brand new anymore, but rather they might now think depreciated value.

Just something to think about!

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Hi Everyone, I am new here hope I can be of help to someone but right now I need Your help. Everytime I shut the pc down or i restart I have a real hard time getting back in. I either get a message stating that, cd disc read error occured please hit ctl+alt+delete. I can do this 20 times with no success. Or I get the message stating; Intell R Boot Agent Version 4.0.22 copywrite (C) 1997 2001, Intell CorporationIntell base code PXE-2.0. ( build 083 ) copywrite ( C ) 1997 2001 intell corporationClient Mac addr 00 07 e9 9c f2 3a guide 80c47cb6-de1d-b211-8000-ec2e9b808ed9pxe-mof exiting intell pxe romReboot and select propper boot device or insert boot media in select boot device. I can do this over and over until I get lucky and windows opens. I was told 2 things, to take my pc's side off and unplug the hard drive and the cd rom drive and plug them back in or to replace the hard drive. Which should I do? I have a gatewat desktop what hard drives would be compatible. My son said that i can have the hard drive from his x-box. Is this possible and compatible. Thanks all

Answer:Rough time signing onto Windows

Go to BIOS. Make sure, that the boot order reads: floppy, CD, HDDisable Boot from Network (wording is different on every machine, may say Integrated NIC, Network, PXE-xxxxxxx)

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I first thought it was malware...then discovered it was software...and now I believe it is in fact....a hardware problem.

So, what I need to do is install windows on my D drive, the one drive that is not screwy. The problem is how to remove everything from the c drive. Do i bother formatting it or should i just pillage what I need from that drive and then remove it myself?

Answer:Alright, you wanna play rough?

If C and D are separate physical drives.
Remove C
Promote D to master with its jumpers
Install Windows on new master now called C
Set old C to slave
reconnect old C now called D
Copy what stuff you wnat
use Fdisk or Diskpart to delete the partition on the screwed drive
Create new partition
reformat new partition.

Studio T

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Alright so, I've read about this problem alot about wireless lag spikes on vista, but none actually solves mine.
Tried the one with CMD with configuring global autotuning, Doesnt work...
So, my problem is this, I play for ex. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, Surely the game runs well, but after 2-4minutes, i get a lag spike, which varies around 1second or until disconnect, Im running on an AMD supported computer, I dont know what brand its in, since after it got repaired, the brand sort of disappeared.
I have a completely new motherboard, No network card or anything, just a simple USB D-Link wireless adapter.

Answer:Windows Vista rough net spikes.

Are you using N or G?

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I thought I'd make a thread that contains some useful info and some cool tools to use to make Win 8 all pretty and customised to your needs and geeky desires.

I will start with some basics and then list some tools you can use. Please feel free to add what you use and I will update the post with your suggestions and recommendations.

*Please note all tools and methods are used at your own risk , break your system and rant to me about it and I will laugh at you ~ Remember you are doing stuff Windows 8 is not designed to do but if you follow instructions provided by the authors you won't go wrong.*
Patching your system to allow Visual Styles

The first thing you will need to do is patch some files to allow you to add an unsigned custom "Visual Style" (VS) they are : themeui.dll, UXInit.dll and uxtheme.dll

You can use THIS or THIS . Please follow the instructions TO THE LETTER and you are good to go. Really easy to do and it's free.

*NOTE* Not sure if these will work on 8.1 but I'm sure they will , once a final version is released.

How to add a Visual Style.
Download a VS from your favourite source ( I will list some later on in the post) then unZip/unRar if needed. You will have to copy the unpacked files to your themes folder. This is located here :


You should now have placed the "theme" and a folder containing shellstyle.dll and wallpaper ( If one is provided ) into the correct place.

As you can see I have t... Read more

Answer:Customization tools : A very rough guide

Window Blinds for Win 8 is nice.

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i m using window 8 on my desctop having dual core, 2.5 GHz, 250gb hd, 2 gb ram, and lg dvd a days my pc has rough sound during starting up. after start up it is not there. after start up the pc my SMPS (power supply) fan remains on but having no rough sound. i have cleaned my motherboard, microprocessor and SMPS fan etc also. but no result. kindly help me. thanks in advance.

Answer:Solved: rough noise during start up

see if you can get someone to start it while you try and isolate where it is coming from

a drinking straw to your ear while you move it around the inside of the compter may help

fans are the first suspects

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This is quick, Iam coming up on building my first terabyte raid, I want to use 3 400 gig hard drives as 'storage' and a single 320 seperate from my raid that I will install my os on. Will 3 400's make enough for the terabyte Iam looking for? I know a 500 formats around 465, roughly a 35 gig difference. is it the same for the 400?

Answer:Rough Estimate on hard drive space

why not just raid 0 2 500gb?

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I recently got the smc8508t, a smc9462tx (64bit pci), and 2 smc9452tx (32bit pci) adapters. The smc9462tx went into the system in the sig. The other two went into a sn41g2 and a sn45g. These have 200GB wd harddrives. I copied a 2GB mpeg, a 1GB mpeg, and a 250MB folder with lots of 1-2MB files using the network browser and file sharing with winxp pro.
sn45g to sn41g2
fast 8.9-9MB/s for 1&2 and 8.3MB/s for 3
gige 30-31MB/s for 1&2 and 20MB/s for 3
gige jumbo (9014kB) 32-33MB/s for 1&2 and 21MB/s for 3

sn45g to mpx2
fast 7.3MB/s for 1&2 and 6.5MB/s for 3
gige 22MB/s for 1&2 and 14.5MB/s for 3
gige jumbo (9014kB) 23-24MB/s for 1&2 and 14.5MB/s for 3

I think this shows that my transfer rates are highly dependent upon the harddrive speed since my mpx2 has fairly slow harddrives in comparison. I did a rough estimate of the cpu usage and in going from gige to gige with jumbo frames it dropped from 55% to 45% during a 1GB transfer. I also did the tests copying the filed in the other directions but the numbers did not change too much. All in all it was about $300 for the switch, cards, and cables.

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Hello Lenovo Community,  i have bought 4 weeks ago a ThinkPad T500 20552CG and a adapted ThinkPad BackPack Carrying Case.Usually i work in the University with the Laptop and i have ever used it carefully and transportated it in the carrying Case. And yesterday i saw that the rough edges have use traces. The magnesium layer is used.I decided to bought a Thinkpad because they have high quality criteria. On the Pictures i have documentated the traces: It can no't be possible after 4 weeks that the Thinkpad look like i worked with it a long time.I tought with the Bagpack the Thinkpad is protected, however it was not the case! What do you think about it, is this a case of warranty? At last i will say that i'm very disapointed because i tought i bought a high quality product! Best regards  Frato P.S. Sorry for my bad English!Message Edited by Frato on 12-16-2008 06:02 AM

Answer:T500 after 4 weeks use traces on rough edges

HiIf you have a warranty they most likely will replace the top.  I had a T42p, it became scratched and Lenovo or IBM replaced the top.

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i have been spotting many people on youtube that are "rough acounts" (i have given them a name). heres some examples a roughware advertiser/adware advatiser just plain stupid xDwe have to take this with serous matterthis might be a new adware fad!

Answer:youtube gets adware outhors or ROUGH VIDEOS

These have been going around for MONTHS Can you (or somebody) tell me how to report bad channels?

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Hoping someone can help recover my main home computer.
Computer crashed to a multicolour static like screen while sitting idle. Had to force power it off. When powered it back up there were a number of pop messages about applications failing to start. I restarted and then computer autoran a chkdsk - appeared to find lots of problems.
Now computer has many programs that won't run - at startup approx a dozen startup messages about unable to run programs, etc - most common error centres around missing iertutil.dll as well as urlmon.dll (are others as well).Fortunately I can still access the internet.
I ran a sfc /scannow and it appeared to fix some problems but there were others it was unable to correct (although I'm not good at reading log file so difficult to figure out what errors were).
I'm on Windows 7 Home Premium.
Any help is much appreciated.

Answer:After crash missing dll's and computer in rough shape

Additional information requested to be included in the post:
1) Tried to run Sysnative BSOD dump + system file collection App but Chrome blocks the download and I can't get IE to run.
2) Tried to run the Perfmon health report but it just provides a blank window with no content (waited 5+ minutes)
3) Additional info:
Windows 7 home premium - this is the original operating system on this computer
It came preinstalled on this Dell computer
Hardware is approximately 3 years old
Video card AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
System Name XPS8500
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model XPS 8500
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 3401 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A09, 05/09/2012
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB

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How can I play music on Nissan rough via Bluetooth?

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Hoping someone can help recover my main home computer.
Computer crashed to a multicolour static like screen while sitting idle. Had to force power it off. When powered it back up there were a number of pop messages about applications failing to start. I restarted and then computer autoran a chkdsk - appeared to find lots of problems.
Now computer has many programs that won't run - at startup approx a dozen startup messages about unable to run programs, etc - most common error centres around missing iertutil.dll as well as urlmon.dll (are others as well).Fortunately I can still access the internet.
I ran a sfc /scannow and it appeared to fix some problems but there were others it was unable to correct (although I'm not good at reading log file so difficult to figure out what errors were).
I'm on Windows 7 Home Premium.
Any help is much appreciated.

Answer:After crash missing dll's and computer in rough shape

Just realized I posted to incorrect Forum - will close this posting and repost to correct forum.

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1 gig ram, 15gig hard drive... windows xp... 1.60 ghz intel atom processor I believe. nothing wrong with it other than it's got xp, and a small hard drive. most i've seen on ebay come with 160gb hard drives.

would $40 be a fair price with the charger and a case?

Answer:whats an hp mini worth used? rough estimate.

Personally I would keep it for the value of that system (about $15) and put Linux on it the friendly people at the Cup of Linux forums can and will gladly help you get started with Linux.

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I played with a Thinkpad at a store recently and was struck by the rough touchpad. I didn't like how it felt-- too much friction. I've always had laptops with smooth pads and they feel "right" to me. What do you owners think?  Did you not like it at first and then you got used to it and it's not an issue any longer?

Answer:T520 and T510 owners- thoughts on "rough" touchpad

Ironically, I find smooth touchpads to have too much friction.Own a T400, but used the textured one on a T510 for a while and really liked it.

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I've some how managed to caught a Trojan or perhaps the new term is RANSOMWARE.
I receive a box on my system microsoft security essentials has determined that 
I have several trojans and other exposures on my system. I receive this about 
twice a day. I don't have essentials running on my windows 8 system. They want 
me to select OK so they can repair the problems.
I have not selected anything to determine the cost of repair if any.
I've tried several methods to resolve this. ex; malwarebytes, anti virus, bit defender,
kaspersky virus removal tool, norman malware cleaner, microsoft safety scanner,
just to name a few. 
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Answer:microsoft security essentals rough trojan or ransomware

Hello rmb1813a Welcome to Bleeping Computer.My name is fireman4it and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools.  If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing.  Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean".In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Follow This Topic.I suggest you click it and select Immediate E-Mail notification and click on Follow This Topic. This way you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.  Finally, please reply using the Post  button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply, unless they do not fit into the post.  I will be analyzing your log. I will get back to you with instructions.   NOTE:If you have the most recent Service pack to Windows8 which would be 8.1 MSSE aka Windows Defender is Automatically included and installed in that Service pack.  We will check for any malware as I suspect MSSE is installed and picking something up. Next ti... Read more

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I just installed it this am, and already thinking I am regretting it.

Why is it so sluggish?
With the prior version of win10, it felt snappier.

So what is the story here?
What is the advantage?
Is it that every upgrade, ms causes the system to run more poorly than before?

Is creator update the future, meaning even if I unnstall this, it is going to be forced install someday?

Example, I click the start menu and it delays opening, the menu scrolls jerkily.
Moving the mouse around it lags or even stops responding.

I takes a longer time to open pictures.

Only 10 days to revert before your stuck with it.
Regret Updating Windows 10? How to Revert to an Earlier Version

Answer:windows 10 creators update very laggy and rough feeling

My wife will use it and see if she notices anything. If so I can revert.

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Ok. So I made a scene for my movie using Windows Live Movie Maker, and all the transitions are too rough. I know I didn't make it like that. It just seems like the video doesn't start right on the clip, but the audio is fine. Is there any way to make it smoother?

Answer:Rough Transitions in Windows Live Movie Maker

Hi rath666, by rough do you mean the transitions gets blurred or what?
Download the Beta refresh version and see does it happen with this also.
Create a new movie with transition using this refresh beta and check.
btw which ver of Windows are you running?

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I have had htis problem for ages, and now want to actually fix it!

I have permintently coloured titles on my desktop icons. I have tried going to control panel/System/Advanced/Performance/settings 'use drop shadows for icons' i have un-checked lock desktop icons.

Also there is a slight roughness around the icon, showing part of the same background colour as the title, as if the icon has been roughly cut out, leaving a jaggedy edge to the icon.

Anyone have similar problems, or knows how to solve this? I think I may have been a victim of spyware a few times.

Answer:Rough Desktop Icons and Opaque Icon Title

If you have ever right clicked on an item and clicked
"Set as desktop item..." then this may be the problem. You need to make sure that they are not selected.
Do this by right-clicking on the desktop >
Display / Desktop tab / then selecting "Customize Desktop".
Click on the Web tab and make sure none are selected.

Maybe? XP's Tweak UI tool > under The Repair branch


The first item on the list is Repair Icons. To improve performance when loading icons into the user interface, Windows XP keeps track of all the icons currently in use in a special cache file. If this file becomes corrupted, the icons used in the user interface will become scrambled. For example, you or your users may discover that your icons are all black or have mysteriously changed. You can quickly set things straight by choosing Rebuild Icons.

Tweak UI for XP(147 KB file)

TweakUI for Windows XP - Tips

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I am having Dell Inspiron 15R, from yesterday one additional blurt humming sound is coming alongwith audio sound everytime. Only when I am using the headphones, sound quality is good. Please suggest me the remedy for the blurr sound without the use of headphones. Thanking you

Answer:Inbuilt speaker with rough sound, headeset working good

Try re-installing the sound driver which you can download from the Dell support website:

Click "Drivers & Downloads", then enter your laptop's Service Tag which should be on a sticker on the underside.

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Guys, I'm using Lumia 720 and I'm perfectly happy with the quality of images it clicks. But now I've noticed some minor scratches on the protecting glass of camera lens. Though it do not seem to make any significant effects on the images, I'm quite worried.
Will that minor scratches have significant effects in the future? Should I repair it or just leave at it is?

Answer:Will rough scratches on camera housing affects picture quality?

Scratches can have an impact but if you do not see a problem now (and the scratch stays the same), then also in the future you will not have a problem.
So I would suggest to leave it as is.
But you could already check around how to repair it. (just in case).
I am not sure if you have glasses. But if you have then you probably know that even if they have a scratch on the glass you will not see it.
Or if the glasses are dirty. Only if the scratch is to big or the glasses to dirty you will notice.

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When I use OneNote on my tablet built-in screen as the secondary display in Extended Desktop mode, ink is not as smooth as it is in Single display. The lines looks rough and jagged. See the image below to compare: I noticed this problem while trying to resolve another one (see my post here). It was after I updated MultiTouch Driver from version to However, since I'm not running OneNote often in Extended Desktop Mode, this might not be related to that because I didn't had the "chance" to see if I got the same problem using version However, like mentionned in my other post discussing the driver problem, the ink looks better since I re-installed the driver correctly. However, I still notice a difference in the ink smoothing between the Single Display and Extended Desktop mode. It could be an hardware problem too. I'm using Utrabase docking station to connect my external display which I set as primary. If anyone else is experiencing those symptoms, I will be more than happy to share more details and try to find a solution.

X201 tablet w/ Multitouch, 8-Cell BatteryCore i7 620LM (2.00 GHz) w/ 4 GB DDR3 MemoryWindows 7 Pro 64 bits, HDD 320GB 7200RPM

Answer:Rough ink in OneNote in Extended Desktop Mode secondary display using docking station

I have the same problem (and same configuration of X 201), but unfortunately no solution. Reinstalling the old version of MultiTouch Driver had no effect. In contrast , after this the same problem occurs also without extended desktop . Any suggestions are welcome ...  

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Does anyone know why the normal print button on chrome doesn't work to print to Novell Iprint client printers(Windows)

Answer:Chrome and Novell Network Printers

Google print button doesn't work well most of the time. So far it is the weakest point of Google Chrome.If you print pages frequently in Chrome, you can install iReader which is an extension for Readability which increases page readability and adds extra options to hide images if you want.

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I was thinking about picking up a Samsung Series 3 Chromebox for everyday browsing, but I can't find anything that specifically says that Chrome OS can or cannot access SMB or NFS shares. Can it?

I might pick one up just to play around with anyway, but lack of network share access prevents me from using it as my day to day PC. Well that and the inability to open TrueCrypt containers. Other than that I think it could be pretty good for most of my daily use.


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Hi I got This Problem when i start Google Chrome it says:

No access to the network
This may be caused by your firewall or antivirus software wrongly believe that Google Chrome does not belong on your computer, so the internet is blocked.
Here are some suggestions:
Add Google Chrome as a permitted program to the settings of your firewall or antivirus software. If this is an authorized program, you can delete it from the list of allowed programs and re-add it.
Error 138 (net:: ERR_NETWORK_ACCESS_DENIED): Can not access the network.

some one said i needed 2 download
grinler/rkill. he said This file kills all known-malware processes and away from your computer that may proxy is set by the virus

i already used ccleaner checked my firewall not see anyblocking

im stucked anyone know what to do let me know please thankyou for reading this

Answer:No access to the network Google Chrome

any one???

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On 11th September, I was offered an upgrade titled "Launch HP Network Check from Chrome". Having downloaded it, I find that I can no longer open the Jigsaw World game in Facebook. Even after removing the "launch" extension from Chrome, and deleted all my browser history, I still can't open the game. Has anybody else had similar problems, or know of something else that I can delete to restore the game?

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Hello guys! I've tried everything from this thread How to remove redirect (Virus Removal Guide) to remove the malware but it seems to keep persisting. As you can see in the picture below, this malicious search bar still exists.

I have 1) reset google chrome; 2) delete and reinstalled google chrome; 3) install karspersaky, malwarebytes, hitmanpro, spyhunter. By far only spyhunter identified playbar and network plus but charge money for deleting them. I would appreciate your help, guys. Thanks!

1) infection

2) plus_network infection

3) pop up ads (random)


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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4200 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3030 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1291 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 294924 MB, Free - 263611 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0P792H, A01, .3MQ3PJ1.CN4864393L2192.
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

7/7/11 My situation: I have been using Google Chrome for over 2-1/2 years. Yesterday, out of the blue, I get a message stating Google Chrome is having trouble accessing the network. This may be because your firewall or antivirus software thinks Google Chrome is an intruder on your computer and is blocking it from connecting to the Internet. Their suggestions: try adding Google Chrome as a permitted program in your firewall or antivirus software's setting. (Error 138). I have done everything I know to do, which admittedly is minimal but am getting nowhere...FAST! Thanks for any step by step directions.

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I apologize ahead of time if this is in the wrong forum. I debated putting this into the system and security forum but I didn't know if it would fit.

Whenever I try to download any form of media, lately I am constantly confronted with a "failed - network error" message. I have run Trend Micro and Malwarebytes, and it has come up with alerting me I still have remnants of the Trovi virus in my Chrome preferences. I got rid of the Trovi, but it is still there, even after multiple quarantined and quarantined to deletes.

I have tried resetting my setting to factory setting on Chrome, but I still get this issue.

My question is; how do I get rid of this? If I uninstall and reinstall Chrome will that get rid of it? Or will it still be in my settings once I do?

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Chrome assistance - failed network error

Try booting into safe mode, and performing the Virus scans.

Where are you downloading the media from? I wondering if they are infected?

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I often see that downloads in Chrome are getting stalled showing unknown network error. I see this problem happening with medium to large size files, any file over 10MB is resulting in network error.I see the files downloading til near the end an than it's stall's.

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Hi all the trouble i am having is when going on any of the above they disconnect the devices (laptops.desktops and ipads) from the net.I am with BT infinity and have reported the problem to them but all they say is my router is faulty and send me a new one,problem persists.Tried splitting bandwidths renewing all cables but no joy.Bt engineer checked all equipment at my home confirming everthing was fine,bt says the line is ok but here we are no joy.Thanks huggie54
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-6310 APU with AMD Radeon R4 Graphics, AMD64 Family 22 Model 48 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7103 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) R4 Graphics, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 915 GB (749 GB Free); D: 14 GB (1 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP, 8130
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Answer:IE, Chrome and Edge disconnecting all devices from network

do you have any devices connected to the router by cable
do they disconnect - trying to see if just a wireless issue

if ALL devices disconnect including cable connected
then its the router , internal wiring or line /bt issue

how often does it disconnect ?
any pattern like time of day
is the router plugged into a mains socket or extension ?
any power issues at all ?

lets see an xirrus screen shot
Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC
You will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file to the faulty PC and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.
If you do not have another PC
Do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply​
enter you details
Download this file "DOWNLOAD WI-FI INSPECTOR Vx.xx "
( the site now appears to allow webbased emails like gmail, hotmail, outlook and yahoo to be used )

There is also a xirrus gadget, But that does not have all the fuctionality "DOWNLOAD GADGET Vx.xx

Alternative links - Use the links below
Do NOT use any of the download manag... Read more

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Hi everyone,

Hope someone can help me. When downloading files using chrome I keep getting "unknown network error" before the download is complete. Why is this happening and what can I do about it? I am using vista on an acer aspire 5535 laptop. I tried using internet explorer a few times instead but it has also happened there. I would be very grateful if someone has any ideas.

Thanks very much.

Answer:Chrome unknown network error when downloading

Please show the following for before starting a download and then again when you get the error.

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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Question: SSD Caching

I just got my Y500 (1tb + 16gb ssd)  formatted and got windows 8 reinstalled. I asked the service engineer if he would also set up write caching and believe it or not, he said he didn't even know what that is. I have the laptop with me now but it does not have ssd caching enabled (no intel smart response technology or ExpressCache software installed).How do i set up ssd caching on my PC and which software should i use?

Answer:SSD Caching

I would be happy to know as well. Kind Regards

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Question: W10 caching

On all my systems I check the Resource Monitor > Memory tab from time to time. It is my impression that W10 does a lot more caching than the other Windows. Even after little use I have a cache with appr. 3GB of stuff. What is your experience.

Answer:W10 caching

I have 10 in a VM and it's not used all that often. It has 2 gB of RAM assigned.
That being said, it's not caching all that much, but the numbers are steadily increasing as Windows Updates are being installed

Started at a bit over 800 mB
Increased to 1100 mB fairly rapidly
Slowed down after this, but still increasing at about 4 mB/minute
It varies a lot, but the 4mB/minute seems to be the average at this point.

And just after typing this, it seems to have stopped at 1164 mB

EDIT: It seems to be decreasing now, and Windows Update has finished installing updates.

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Question: DNS caching.

click hereis it worth it on cable broadband.

Answer:DNS caching.

i would tend to read up click here as its a good source of info.

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Question: IE 8 Caching Bug

Hi all,

When you load a webpage, the files (images, ...) that the webpage contains will be downloaded. If the server hosting the webpage goes down while the files are being downloaded, then IE's Temporary Internet Files will contain partially downloaded files. When the server is back up and running, and you refresh the page, the partially downloaded files will not finish downloading, and will never be downloaded again. The webpage will never display the files that were partially downloaded, and the only way to fix this is to delete the Temporary Internet Files.

Other browsers do not have this problem. It looks like IE does not compare the file size in the Cache, to the file size on the server, but only compares the date, which is the same.

How to reproduce the problem (for developers):
-create a webpage that contains a big file (jpg, swf, or any file).
-on a client computer, clear the Temporary Internet Files, then start loading the page.
-before the file has time to finish downloading, stop and start the web server.
-look inside the Temporary Internet Files, and you will see a partially downloaded file.
-refresh the page, and the partially downloaded files will not finish downloading.

Note: I tried many different file headers, but it looks like whatever header you set for the file, even "no caching ..." headers, the problem always happens.


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Hi, I have a Lenovo Y510P Windows 8.1 with 1TB of HDD and 24GB of SSD in the M.2 interface. I hace also installed Intel Rapid Storage Technology, and it has no warning, seems to work fine. It's supposed that the SSD is working as a SSD cache, but I can see in THIS PC that the SSD is free everytime, there's always 21.7GB free.I've read that if the SSD is a cache drive, I wouldn't be able to see it in THIS PC, because it's not a partition.I have to say that I notice my computer really fast, it boots in 17 sec. But I've heard that HDD's can boot Windows 8.1 in 17 seg, so I don't know what to think. How can I make sure that my SSD is working? Why I have always 21.7GB of 24.9GB free of the SSD? Thanks!

My laptop:Lenovo Y510p, Intel Quad-Core i7-4700MQ up to 3.4GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4600, nVIDIA GeForce GT 755M 2GB GDDR5, 8GB RAM, 15.6" Full HD, 1TB 5400rpm HDD + 24GB SSD M.2 (cache), Intel Wireless-N 7260, 72Wh

Answer:I think my SSD is not doing anything, not caching anything...

I think the answer to your inquiries is similar to the solution given in this link.

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Question: DNS Caching

I just have a question about this. I got a vista home premium 32-bit gateway laptop. And I see the option to delete DNS Cache in CCleaner. All I'm curious about is, what is that really going to do? Anything major besides make my pages load .2 seconds slower?

Answer:DNS Caching

In general, it's not going to do anything other than force the system to go out and repopulate the cache as you surf the web.

Also, if the DNS Cache is "poisoned" it can prevent you from reaching a website that you want to go to.

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Question: Web caching

So since my earlier thread about Squid didn't go down to well, maybe this one will get a better response.

What do you guys use at work for web caching? Basically our T1 is limited to 1.5 up/down and 90% of the traffic is HTTP. I want to cache web pages so that less bandwidth is used and web pages load faster.

How can I achieve this goal?

Answer:Web caching

I would setup a transparent web proxy with content filtering courtesy of endian or astaro. If that is too much then you can always setup a plain web proxy with no content filter with smoothwall or ipcop.

You could also setup a proxy with ISA server. If you're running SBS2003 you may already have it. If I remember correctly the Premium version includes ISA.


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Question: Caching

Does anyone know if Avira implements any caching technology concerning the scanner? (real time or manual).
I cannot find any answer on the net..


Avira uses a cache.

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Question: SSD Caching

So recently I've been playing with the Lenovo T431s, but this is not about the laptop it's about the 24 GB SSD drive they install for caching, I think it's a cool feature to have.So the default configuration is a 16 GB caching drive and a 8 GB hibernation partition which I didn't figure was needed.  So since I'm looking at distributing this model to our users I had to learn the configuration of the software.  For starters it uses the ExpressCache application which really doesn't have many configurations options the only one I found hand was the -preload option.  So the basics configuration is as follows:This is a high level overview that will be detailed laterUninstall Expresscache - Reboot RequiredRun DiskPart to configure the SSD cardReinstall Expresscache - Reboot requiredLoad desired files and foldersSince this is a mass deployment I set up the machine with all the applications and configuration settings and uninstalled Expresscache before capturing the image so I don't have to worry about the first step of uninstalling the application.Image is put on the machine with a batch file and 2 Diskpart scriptsDiskpart Script 1 =================List Disk=================This is designed to identify the correct disk to work withDiskpart Script 2=================Select Disk %dsknum% Clean Convert MBR Create Partition PrimarySet ID=73 Override Exit =================Once the correct disk is identified all partitions are removed, it�... Read more

Answer:SSD Caching

Thanks for the information, sure it will be useful to those interested in SSD caching and particularly the laptops you've been using it on.Personally I've never seen the point in SSD caching generally, I would always rather just go with an SSD rather than a small SSD to cache some reads and writes.  It's not really a halfway house between SSD and HDD performance as is usually advertised, IME it's usually much less than that.  Of course, if your read/write operations are quite limited and you can always hit the cache, then you'll get much more than that, almost to the level of a proper SSD perhaps.  But, if they're so limited...why not just use an SSD on its own, as the HDD would be redundant in that case?Slightly off topic I know, I've just never really seen the point.  It seems like an unnecessary complication.

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Running XP Home on 2.53P4. Modem dial-up.

Forgve any errors as this is my first posting.

For some 8 months have had trouble free PC. Recently, and sure you have heard it a 1000 times, have experienced a slow-down at start up and non-normal reactions whilst/ loading progs, delays in web site loading etc.

Have attached a HiJack this logfile to see if anything is initially amiss.

Have noticed an '02' and a couple of '016's untitled.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 12:10:05, on 12/10/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Norton Personal Firewall\NISUM.EXE
C:\Archivos de programa\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Norton Personal Firewall\ccPxySvc.exe
C:\Archivos de ... Read more

Answer:....not so smooth now!!

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Question: my pc not smooth

My PC is not running as fast as it was. I have not added anything that would make it go slower.I just feel its not its usual self when I play my games it says over range! It allows me to play some but not others any ideas!!!

Answer:my pc not smooth

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Question: Smooth to Lag

Hey everyone, how's it going?

Not so good for me, but hopefully will be better. I've been gaming a lot more as of late, so I started playing CS:CZ. When I get on to play, the graphics are glitchy and it's hard to aim at the pace the game is going. I've seen this computer perform really well, while the graphics looked very nice when I use to play CZ:CS. I know my computer has the potential to do that again, but what happened? I lag so much, and everything is glitchy. When I go to hardware, and search for updated drivers.. it says I already have the most updated drivers, which I find hard to believe. I don't think it's my internet connection because I've had no problem with this before, and I've seen how well my computer can perform. No one has yet to help me solve this problem, and I'm hoping this forum might be the one. I've tried asking on, but no help what so ever.

Here are my specs:

OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5250 @ 1.50GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152624 MB, Free - 118512 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0KY767, , .JX9J2F1.CN486437A96778.
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I hope this enough info for someone to maybe help me fix this problem. I'd a... Read more

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Hello everyone. Thank you for your access.
I am a user of the latest version Firefox and Vivaldi Browser.

I have a question about "Hola VPN" extension on Google Chrome.

Today, I installed the Vivaldi Browser and some extensions to my desktop PC.
I am using Firefox, and I like it very much. But I wanted to try a new Browser, so I choosed Vivaldi.

I also want to introduce a VPN extension to Vivaldi. I searched it on the Google Chrome Official Store.
Then I find the Hola VPN Extension. It seemed that the "Hola" is very useful extension. I installed it to my Vivaldi.

But I am worrying that is the Hola VPN extension connects P2P networks.

In Japan, a famous magazine-blog told that Hola VPN is using P2P networks for manage the service, and Hola Client Soft is connects this P2P networks.
The article also says that if you installed and use Hola VPN Software, your bandwidth will be used by other user of Hola VPN, and it may lead to accidents.

So I want to ask everyone about Hola VPN Extensions.

Question 1:
Is the Hola VPN extension on Google Chrome connects P2P Networks?

Question 2:
Does installing Chrome extension of Hola VPN lead to using my network bandwidth by other Hola VPN users?

Question 3:
Is the news article right?

Question 4:
Did you know some Free VPN extensions for Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox?
I want to choose Tokyo as VPN Access Server location.
Are there extensions which the user is able to choose Tokyo as access location?
...I wro... Read more

Answer:Does Hola VPN extension on Google Chrome connects P2P Network?

Excuse me. Please let me add more information.
At Hola VPN extension's page on Official Google Chrome Store, there is a sentence that

This is NOT a peer to peer application. For the full peer to peer VPN - download the windows application...Click to expand...

Do you think this sentence is right?

Thank you.

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When using Goggle Chrome I get Network connection errors

Answer:When using Goggle Chrome I recieve network connection errors

If you are trying to access a web-site, e.g., '',open a command-line prompt, by holding-down the Windows key, typing 'r', and releasing both keys.Into the window that opens, type 'cmd', and press ENTER.Into the black window that opens, type 'tracert' and press ENTER. Show us the output from that command. It will show the IP-address of the web-site that you are trying to reach, and the "path" on the Internet from your computer to that web-site.  

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Question: Write-caching

I have all my external drives set to "quick removal" option, so I don't have to use the "safe-removal" option.

On my internal drives, I have it set to "Enable write caching."

It says that a power outage could cause data loss.
Since I always use the "sleep" option, is this option safe?




Hello Paul,

Unless you have power outages often, then I wouldn't worry about it set like that.

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Hi guys, my USB HDD started showing the 'delayed write failure' pop-ups so I changed the properties to 'Optimize for performance' and enabled write caching (previously it was set to 'optimize for quick removal').

Now the HDD wont show up in any PC, not in explorer / disk management ......i have rebooted, unplugged and waited, opened the caddy disconnected HDD and put together again but nothing.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, there is about 250GB of stuff on it lol.

Answer:USB HDD and write caching

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Question: E540 Caching

We are thinking of buying lenovo E540 P/N: 20C6003TUK. This laptop only comes with a 500GB HDD, it still has the mSATA slot available. I was wondering if I can install a 16GB SSD in there, install the expresscache software, and off it goes so to speak. I know lenovo sometime place a whitelist in the bios which only allows it to accept specific SSD's is this true? I couldn't say buy a samsung/intel etc... SSD and just put it in? Thanks in advance

Answer:E540 Caching

I recently bought an E540 (20C6003A) with 16GB SSD.
As I didn't want to use the SSD as a cache but install my OS on it, I upgraded to an
128GB MyDigitalSSD SC2 Super Cache 2 42mm SATA III 6G M.2.
It is detected as a normal drive and I'm satisfied with the performance.
Windows 7 boots up from Power button press to browser within less
than 25 seconds with a clean windows installation. I did not try to use it as a cache.
Just be aware that the slot is an M.2 Slot with 42 mm length, _not_ an mSATA slot.
Moderator note: emphasis added.

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I am about to buy my SSD, but I don't know whether I can use the Crucial M4 64GB for caching, next to using it for my complete OS and a game (maybe two, 7 GB average). Because what I would like to do, is put my OS on it (Win7 64-bit) and the game. And then use (a part of) the space left (around 30GB, reserving 27GB for the OS and 3~4GB for the game) for Caching.

Will this work? Or can I only use the Intel SSD Caching on a empty SSD?

P.S. Someone told me I could only use ~20GB or 60GB for SRT Caching, I find this hard to believe, is it true?
P.P.S. Is it true I ought to put the SRT Caching to 64GB? Or would there actually be a difference if I would put my OS and Call of Duty 4 directly on my SSD?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Answer:SSD SRT caching question

hmm; Personally I've never seen CACHING to be configurable.

Placing the pagefile.sys entirely on an SSD would seem doable . . .

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Question: Write Caching

So, it's time I asked a question. I've got this awesome little 7eeePC you've probably read about as I babble on about it like a schoolgirl in many of my posts and I'd like to show of it's WEI score to convince folks it's not quite as castrated as some have insinuated. Only, the machine will not complete system assessment complaining about write caching not being enabled. I try to enable it but

In order to shoehorn 7057 into under 3GB of space some things had to go. Like help. Can anyone tell me what that link there says or how I might fix this?

Answer:Write Caching

You could try to update the mainboard bios if there's a new version available. It won't definitely fix it to be able, but there is a decent chance. Also, the controller drivers should be updated to latest, if they are not already.

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We use a WPAD file hosted on a Websense appliance and use IE11 on Windows 7 x64.

We are seeing some performance issues with the Websense delivery of WPAD and have discovered that every computer is making a large amount of calls to the websense appliance to retrieve WPAD.dat. (Up to 1000 per machine in some cases)

We have worked with Websense and found that they were returning a 'no-cache' option in the WPAD response header. Via a patch we have had this removed.
However I still can't find a cached WPAD file on my machine that I am using for testing and have checked all the registry entries I can think of related to caching.
Does anyone have any ideas?

For reference, the WPAD.dat is (edited of course):
// Start of Script
function FindProxyForURL(url, host)
// Convert everything to lower case
var lhost = host.toLowerCase();
host = lhost;
//Local Networking Match
if (isPlainHostName(host) ||
shExpMatch(host, "localhost.*") ||
shExpMatch(host, "*") ||
shExpMatch(host, "*.local") ||
isInNet(dnsResolve(host), "", "") ||
isInNet(dnsResolve(host), "", "") ||
isInNet(dnsResolve(host), "", "") ||
isInNet(dnsResolve(host), "", ""))
return "DIRECT";
//Host Matching
if (dnsDomainIs(host, "*") ||
dnsDomainIs(ho... Read more

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Question: Firefox caching!?

How do i switch this off, its driving me insane. I am designing a webpage and when i make small modifications to the site or style sheet i have to clear the cache to actually see the changes. I have been through the options and can't find the setting.

How do i switch this stupid thing off!?

Answer:Firefox caching!?

Try in Firefox 2, Tools> Options> Advanced tab> Network tab, set the cache to 0.

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My desktop is an old Dell.
Pentium III 667 MHZ
L667R - Dimension
256 K memory & 128 K memory = 325 total
Computer runs slow, what is the correct caching I should use?
Thanks, madheart

Answer:Correct Caching in xp

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With explorer. Copy a large, say 700mb file from folder a to b on a regular HDD, should take 10-15 secs right. If you watch resmon, disk activity, you will see write activity to the destination folder for almost a full minute afterwards. Anyone know what's going on here? I don't have restore (previous versions of files) enabled either.

Answer:Write caching or ???

Indexing perhaps?

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Question: memory caching

With hard drives now sporting 8mb hardware caches and cd burners 4mb do you still need software caching of these discs ?

Answer:memory caching

no comment ?

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Question: Write caching

Ok, so my hard drive in ACHI mode does not allow me to enable write caching but in compatibility mode it does.

Should I enable write caching?

Also this whole thing about memory loss is bugging me on what they are talking about. I have a laptop with a battery and mostly has power. But what if power were to cut off or it gets somehow unpluged, will my HD be corrupt? or would that "Word" document I was working on that was not saved be gone, everything else will be fine?


Answer:Write caching

You can read this tutorial from Vistax64 on it. Basically, it's not recommended for laptops without a UPS. I believe if the power were to go out, only the temp. cache would be lost, so like your word document you were working on might be lost if it were to go out.
Hard drive speed boosts - Vista Forums
Also a tut on how to enable it with AHCI on, but I don't think it was relevant if you read all the comments in the tutorial.
Hard Drive Advanced Write Caching - Fix Cannot Enable - Vista Forums

But be notified that having it enabled has caused many to have a lower reported WEI score.
Experience Index. Low HD result

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Question: icon caching

Hi all,In win xp pro how do i increase the icon cache as they take a while to kick in on start up or when i refresh my desktopthanksMark

Answer:icon caching

Try the advice from click here

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I have windows Vista home basic 32 bit operating system. Recently i installed IE9 ans now if i open a website after clearing cache it gives HTTP code 200 on fidddler then on second session it gives 304 for most of the request . My temporary internet file setting is "Automatic". I checked on temporary internet files and nothing is seen there. If i do the same in firefox 4 then on second request it doesnt give 304 and content is served from cache and i am able to see the content there in firefox cache.
1). In case of IE9 if content is not there in cache then how it is giving HTTP response code 304 (not modified)
2). Is there any other cache other than disc cache if yes then how can i see the content of that cache.

Answer:caching problem in IE9

I recently installed IE9 on my Windows vista home 32 bit. Whenever I open a website after clearing browser cache then on fiddler first time it gives HTTP code 200 for all requests. When i check on browser cache all gif, jpeg, js are cached and expiry time is 1 month. But when i open the same page it gives HTTP Status code 304 for gif, jpeg and js.
Not able to figure it out why it is not picking the content fron the browser cache. Temporary Internet Files setting in set to "Automatic".

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