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Is gta san andreas causing my system not to work properly

Question: Is gta san andreas causing my system not to work properly

hi all,in my earlier post(of the windows not working properly)- after playing GTA San Andreas my OS doesnt work like before i have uninstalled the game and i have given away the CD to my cousin to it because of the game or something else?Thanks,Chris

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Preferred Solution: Is gta san andreas causing my system not to work properly

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First of all I would like to take a second to apologize for probably creating yet another topic considering the same matter. However I really do suck when it comes to any technological matters so I was simply unable to find/search efficiently for a solution.
My operating system (which is Windows 7) has been gradually decreasing it's efficiency over these last months. 
It's come to this moment where 90% of programs don't work properly without me knowing what's going on.
System itself started to create folders like "asdjbi82egbjqhvsd1v18127teyashbd" (randomized letters and numbers with no sense whatsoever), that despite the fact I've got administrator privileges, forbids me from taking any action.
I can't do much right now. Games don't work (I can install something, but every time I open a patch or the game itself it crashes into "program has stopped working". I've got a thing called a back-up recovery system, but even though I do it, nothing really changes. The entire memory is being literally cleansed and yet after I install anything it happens once again from the very start.
Is there anything I can do or am I being forced to contact professional technicians and pay tons of money (which I don't really have) to try and save it. 
I thank every single one of you from the pretty much bottom of my heart for taking your life-time to read this out and maybe help me find a solution.
Best regards,
Bart McAllister.

Answer:The entire system does not work properly.

Please start a malware removal topic. Follow this guide.
Best of luck.

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Yesterday I tried to start my computer like I do any other day, but today when I started it, I couldn't open start (nor use windows key to do so) search bar didn't work only some of the icons worked. There is also some blank spaces where it seems there used to be icons oh and did I mention that the whole taskbar freezes after 5 minutes. Task manager doesn't work if I right-click on the desktop and press Personalize/Display settings they give me an error message (ms-settings:personalization_background

This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel.
Same thing for Display settings except for the title which is: ms-settings:display). Settings refuses to open, but task manager just give me the Not responding message for all eternity. If somebody knows what to do help will be greatly appreciated! :)

Answer:Hello my operating system doesn't seem to work properly.

hi there i do not know how to delete messages either.

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After a painful and long process of cleaning my pc of spyware.
everytime a reboot winxppro. i got the following Security Alert Message from NSW 2003.

"Some symantec product setting has been changed by an unauthorized program. This can indicate that an attacker or avirus is attempting to disable your protection.
To avoid problems setting will be reverted to a previous configuration and your system will be started"

I scanned my system and nothing shows up as a virus
I don't know what's wrong. I uninstalled and re-installed NSW2003 and I am getting the same message.

Please help

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The game on the store doesn't list my phone. Anyone know why or if they plan to fix this?

Answer:Does San Andreas work on the Lumia 930?

I'd suggest contacting the developer for those answers.

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Ok , so for the past few hours i've been searching for a fix on not seeing GTA San Andreas Save files in game , It's so simple that i almost died of laughter , it's that people always tell you that the proper location for the save files is : users/USERNAME/My Documents/GTA San andreas User files. But it's not. it's this one : users/PUBLIC/Documents/GTA San Andreas User Files.
----------------------------------------HOPE I HELPED----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
If yes then thanks for reading and bye.

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Ok , so for the past few hours i've been searching for a fix on not seeing GTA San Andreas Save files in game , It's so simple that i almost died of laughter , it's that people always tell you that the proper location for the save files is : users/USERNAME/My Documents/GTA San andreas User files. But it's not. it's this one : users/PUBLIC/Documents/GTA San Andreas User Files.
----------------------------------------HOPE I HELPED----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
If yes then thanks for reading and bye.

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I installed a new driver ( ) For my Intel 82845g Graphics Controller and now when i start up the game it crashes. Before it worked fine but now when i start it the game crashes. Any way i can remove what I've done or get it back to where it was when it worked?

Answer:Gta San Andreas doesnt work after installation of new driver.

Well i think it could be possibly a virus. Because i hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete and i get the message "Task Manager has been Disabled by your administrator" Well this is a home computer and im the only one who uses it so thats not it. I fixed that up and got it working. But my other family members said that a bunch of popups(like 26) opened themselves up when the computer was idle and they were all asking to buy something and all had to do with porn much more theory on the hole virus thing anyway yeah just updating.

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Sir i used swift shader to run gta san andreas but my system became slow after that then i formatted my system win7 to win 8 my installation was taking ver much time and when it get installed system was running damm slow if i try to format again with any windows it takes very much time 5-6hours. What is this problem ?plz help

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I have no idea what my sister and her friends were doing on the comp for a couple of days that i decided not to use it, but now:

- a few programs take forever to load or don't load at all, but they do show up under the processes tab in the task manager
- after pressing Ctrl Alt Del, the task manager icon appears in the system tray, but the thing only shows up a minute later
- my system recovery is "not able to protect my computer," and restarting does nothing
- actually, when restarting or shutting down Windows, it stops at where it only shows my desktop background and cursor [which is still able to move] and nothing else after that, so i have to hold the power button and force it to shut off
- when I right click the desktop and click on "Properties..." [or something similar to this action] it doesn't show up at all, and whenever I try to open any application after that, they don't even load at all either

Things i've tried to get rid of these problems:
- Virus scan with avast!, a couple viruses found and fixed, but nothing changed.
- disk clean up, nothing changed
- registry clean, nothing changed
- CURRENTLY defragging my C drive, hope something changes..

Anyone know what the heck's going on!?
Anyone got any suggestions on what to do next?
Anything helps and would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Apps not starting properly, sys. recov. doesn't work, can't shut down properly, etc..

no replies yet?

anyway, just stopped by to say that when shutting down, it takes forever to get to the "Saving your settings..." screen, and that's where I decided that it stops and nothing else after that.
Defragged my C drive, still no results besides the computer feeling a bit smoother-running o_o

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Hello. I just got a brand new Fantom Drives Green Drive (1 TB) and when I turn on my computer, it freezes up at the boot sequence when the drive is left on (it has a power switch and doesn't turn off automatically w the computer). When I turn the drive off it will boot up fine, then I have to turn it on and have the computer reread everything, which I hope I don't have to do every time. I sent an email to the technical support and they told me to make sure the BIOS settings is not set to boot to USB, so I changed that and it worked fine for a couple of times, but now it's doing it again. They said to consult the motherboard manufacturer (it's a D865PERL), but I thought ask to see what you guys thought. I appreciate any advice.

Answer:New external hd causing comp to not boot properly

Normally if you save the Bios setting in which you have elected to boot the internal hard disk before the USB disk then your problem should never happen.

However pulling the USB disk in and out can upset/change the Bios setting in some motherboards so every time the system doesn't boot check your Bios's booting queue.

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I have got a problem with the malfunctioning of LED of Caps Lock Key on my INSPIRON 15R. The Caps Lock Key LED isn't getting flashed whenever it's turned ON even though the Key is functioning properly. And whenever this problem comes, 5 beeps come continuously with a small pause. But this problem doesn't come every time I turn the Caps Lock ON. Sometimes the LED functions properly which doesn't lead to those beeps.

Help me.

Answer:Capslock LED not working properly causing beeps always.

What is the exact system model?
The 5 beeps is a CMOS battery failure indicator - see this chart -
Update the BIOS - - enter the service tag and download the BIOS, update and restart the machine and check.
Download the service manual from the above link and reseat the CMOS battery and check.
Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us. These are onboard diagnostics and they might possible pick some error if the hardware is not functional.
If there is no warranty, then you could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call -
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private conversation with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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I've been having problems with my computer and so I got things reformatted and It started working. I had this external harddrive I'd been using and hadn't used it for over a month since the reformat but now that I've used the ext. hard drive for the first time last night, in the morning when I went to boot up my Bios settings went wonky like they were before I reformatted and the computer isn't booting properly... This must be because of the external hard drive - for some reason the computer is trying to boot from the ext. hard drive or something. I didn't even have the Hard Drive on when i tried to boot a second time and it still wouldn't boot it was just looking for the hard drive i suppose. Is there some BIOS setting i should turn off in order to prevent this? I also did a system info/diog test with a program called Astra32 and it said:
"Warning SMBIOS Information maybe be inaccurate"In the attached picture, it shows the first screen it stopped at when I booted. at this screen i decided to turn on the harddrive and press G to continue but then it brought me to another screen which said:
"Veryfing DMI Pool Data ............
Boot From CD :


I've done a search on this topic and found similar issues with other users but one thing that is unique to my problem is that from the time i first used the hard drive again it's permanently messed my b... Read more

Answer:HardDrive causing computer to not boot properly.

go into advanced bios settings and look at the boot sequence
disable the drive you do not want to boot from and set select other boot devices to no

can you post a picture of what is in the boot sequence under advanced settings?

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IE 8 Not loading pages properly I think its Flash that is causing it? What can I do to fix this? I have repaired IE8 and still the same problem, my yahoo homepage and mail page is doing it constantly. I have Adobe flash player 11 Active x and adobe flash player 10 plugin installed. Also I think I know but when I am browsing it says on the status bar done but when i scroll down it begins to load more content as far as i am aware when you load a webpage and it says done that should be it or am I wrong? I am begining to think my ISP is at it as they say they are the fastest and just wondering if they are tricking me into thinking that, as it shouldn't have to load more content when the page says done in my opinion.
Thank you in advance

Answer:IE 8 Not loading pages properly I think its Flash that is causing it?

Couple of things you can try:

Open the Internet Explorer Performance troubleshooter to solve problems in Internet Explorer 8

Tips for solving problems when Internet Explorer crashes or stops working

Internet Explorer stops responding, stops working, or restarts

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The title pretty much says it all. I'm honestly at the end of my rope. Device manager replies all is well, yet sound stopped working overnight.

It isn't muted,I'm not that oblivious.

I own Advanced System Care Pro ( and consequently, Driver Booster ) so I have already all of my drivers up to date, as well as any other problems I might have had.

Used a bunch of other scanners to figure out the problem to no avail. Plugging some headphones in also doesn't cut it, so it made me think that perhaps the hardware was actually fine and some software conflict was the cause of the problem. I have no freaking clue anymore, should I just get mad and yell at my computer for an hour or so to relieve stress now??

Answer:Laptop audio refuses to work, all devices work properly, sound isn't muted. Help?

First we need to know the EXACT make and model number of the laptop in question. Secondly the only place you should be looking for drivers for you laptop is the laptop manufacturers support website. Driver scanners really are not helpful.

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Hello People Im in need of your expertise. here are a few scans i ran I hope these can help you tell what my problems are...ComboFix 08-07-31.04 - uuurbody 2008-11-02 8:36:39.2 - NTFSx86Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.256 [GMT -5:00]Running from: E:\Documents and Settings\uuurbody\Desktop\ComboFix.exe.- REDUCED FUNCTIONALITY MODE -.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).I:\Autorun.inf.((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2008-10-02 to 2008-11-02 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).2008-11-01 22:03 . 2008-11-01 22:03 <DIR> d-------- E:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Nero2008-11-01 19:08 . 2008-11-01 19:08 0 --a------ E:\WINDOWS.0\Irremote.ini2008-11-01 18:16 . 2008-11-02 08:37 <DIR> d-a------ E:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\TEMP2008-10-22 13:12 . 2008-04-27 09:33 765,952 --a------ E:\WINDOWS.0\system32\xvidcore.dll2008-10-22 13:12 . 2008-04-27 09:35 180,224 --a------ E:\WINDOWS.0\system32\xvidvfw.dll2008-10-22 13:12 . 2007-06-28 17:55 77,824 --a------ E:\WINDOWS.0\system32\xvid.ax2008-10-15 01:11 . 2008-08-14 05:11 2,189,184 -----c--- E:\WINDOWS.0\system32\dllcache\ntoskrnl.exe2008-10-15 01:11 . 2008-08-14 05:09 2,145,280 -----c--- E:\WINDOWS.0\system32\dllcache\... Read more

Answer:comp is slow Nero doesnt work properly doesnt always start properly

ComboFix logs should not to be posted outside the HijackThis forums. It is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.Please create a new topic explaining the nature of your problem in the Am I infected? What do I do? forum. Describe pop-ups and system tray or desktop icons that have appeared. Explain what is "going wrong" with your computer. Note any tools you have used and their respective results.If needed, we will direct you to our HJT Preparation Guide.Thank you for using BleepingComputer as your malware removal source.I will have a moderator close this topic.

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My Sat Pro 6100 has just been away for the usual motherboard and power board replacement with Toshiba, but now I have a strange keyboard problem.

When I turn it on, all the keys work. After a few minutes, '3' doesn't work, then 'r' fails, then '5','7','8','9','0' stop working. At this stage I can feel something getting very hot under the middle of the keyboard. A reboot and no keys work. Another reboot with an external PS2 keyboard, and the internal keyboard is still faulty (some keys work, others don't) but the external one works correctly.

Now if the pc didn't get so hot under the middle of the internal keyboard, then I would conclude that the keyboard was faulty, but for it to fail slowly and sequentially like this, and it fails the same way every day (Since the Toshiba rebuild!).

Maybe, internal keyboard controller overheating?
Does anyone know what this might be? :-(


Answer:Keyboard on Sat Pro 6100 doesn't work properly after remedial work

Right under the keyboard of your pro 6100 is the VGA graphics controller (the keyboard cable plugs into the same card). It is normal that this part becomes warm during usage.

It's strange that your problem appears after a while and not right away.

It might be just an improper reseating of the keyboard cable (it's a thin layer like a photo film-negative) that easily pops out, but... it can be something more serious, too. (Especially since you had the upgrade done where hardware had to be changed)

I would consult the service center once again and ask for instructions how to deal with this. Don't ignore it (by using an external keyboard instead of the malfunctioning internal) as it might end up into something more serious soon...



P.S. Please keep us updated on your steps

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Hello, my name is Mitch- I used to have an account here a long time ago but forgot the email/username. And I received the best help one could ask for!- so I'm back with another problem :\
Its hard to explain so please bare with me.Basically the problem is while I am playing my PC game (Starcraft) my game and computer freezes which then causes me to power off my laptop by holding the power button. When I try to turn the system back on Windows fails to load- causing me to System Restore. This has happened over 20 times. I don't really understand the cause of it completely but I have started figuring out what TRIGGERS the game/computer to freeze. I will attempt to explain:
I play the game everyday and it seems certain things trigger my system to freeze and then not let me reload windows. Sometimes when I'm a certain race (there are 3) it will freeze. example-Whenever I am (protoss or zerg) I wont have ANY issues. But whenever I choose the race (Terran) to play with- either right at the beginning or end of game it freezes; or when I'm in game and hit the Menu, Ally, or Chat Button it will freeze up ( but when only when I'm Terran ) . Also When i watch replays and the replay is over it happens.

So I dont understand completely if maybe i have malware causing my problem- or my game is corrupted.

After every time I do my system restore- I update my AV and MBAM and do scans- and it doesnt find anything.
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Answer:System freezes causing me to System Restore everyday

any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
thanks again!

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 running on Vista Home Basic 32-bit SP1.
and lately whenever I switch it on Windows Boot Manager appears with the following message.

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.
1) Try system repair
2) Insert Recovery Disk.

File: \$ Windows.-BT\ Windows\ System 32\ winload.exe

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: The selected entry could not be loaded. Application might be missing or corrupt

after which I get the following options

Windows Setup
Windows Vista

and when I enter Windows Vista. I get my perfectly normal OS that has been installed with all of my data.

When I try system repair I get a blue screen which says the thread had to terminated. Try closing BIOS.

*** STOP: 0x000000F4 (0x00000003, 0x83FFE330, 0x83FFE47C, 0x81254336)

What do I do to fix this problem?

Would be highly appreciated if you could help/

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Hello. I recently sold a PC to a friend. It worked great. I've used it for about 6 months and had no problems. The people I sold it to said the internet worked for 3 days and then stopped working. everything else on the PC works fine but the internet does not. They called in a PC technician to look at it and he said the CPU was bad and that's why the internet didn't work. They are attempting to use a dial-up connection. So now they are trying to return it to me. anyways, I just find it hard to believe that the CPU could be bad if everything else on the computer works just fine. XP, Office, Games, etc. and I don't understand why the Technician would say that and put me in a bad situation. So if anyone can clear that up for me I'd really appreciate it. I've yet to look at it myself but I'm going to do that right now. Thank you

Answer:CPU causing internet not to work?

So-called PC technicians say some strange things, but if he/she said that I wouldn't put any trust in the person. More likely the friend misunderstood whatever was diagnosed.

You gave little information, so I'm going to assume that it is a desktop and "the internet" was by ethernet connection.

I would guess that it is the NIC that failed or maybe the network controller section of the motherboard. If the former a PCI NIC should work. If the latter a USB ethernet adapter may work.

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I have 2x nVidia GeForce 7950GT's and a Broadcom wireless network card. When I enable SLI using the nVidia Control Panel, my wireless connection slows down such that everything keeps timing out, the connection has "Limited or No Activity" and I can't even ping my router any more.

It still "sees" all networks available but is un unable to connect correctly. If I turn of SLI it works fine again, doesn't even need a restart.

I do notice that the wireless card and one of my GPUs share an IRQ.

I have an ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe mobo with 2GB RAM, the above GPUs and a happy AMD X2 4600 CPU running good old Vista x64.

Any help will be much obliged :-) Thanks

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On my laptop I have a DVD CDRW combo drive (ie. I can watch DVDs and burn CDs). However the past three times I have tried to burn a music CD the buffer rate goes all the way down, then fixes itself, but shortly after completely fails and the burning process stops at 30%.

>I have not changed the type of CD I use when burning since I have had the laptop.
>I have always used Nero burning software.
>I have installed new RAM recently.

Basically, I am wondering if there is anything I can do to fix this error. If it is the RAM that caused this (I'm pretty sure the errors started shortly after new RAM) will taking it out fix it? Should I try a new burning suite? If the problem is not fixable the laptop is still covered under a 12 month HP warranty and 3 year extended warranty so I can get it replaced or fixed but I would rather that be the last resort. Any help would be great, I don't know anything about hardware issues, etc.

Answer:DVD/CD-RW won't work properly

"(I'm pretty sure the errors started shortly after new RAM)"

well you found ur problem
try this
change back to the old ones, and try to burn, see if it works
if it works, ur new ram are not very compatiable

are the new rams same brand and PCXXXX as the old one?

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I have a laptop hp 15 ac 042 tu before one years ago. down keys is not work correctly, some times it press atomaticaly.

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OS=WinXP Pro, 64-bit, installed on drive partition "D:\".

Have tried " sfc /scannow", following instructions online as follows:
1) copied folder I386 to "D:\"
2) Regedit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup>ServicePackSourcePath, where I changed location to "D:\".
3) Restarted computer, re-tried "sfc /scannow", after which still got "...need XP CD for more..."This was supposed to prevent the latter request for the CD, which didn't work for me anyway.
Will any of this work, specifically in XP 64-bit?
I need to check my system for errors: can you help to get sfc working for me?
Thanks in advance.
Art Miller

Answer:SFC won't work properly

Did you also change HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup - SourcePath to D:\?
And does the CD have the same service pack as is installed on the PC?

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Okay, i got dev c++ and i was following the tutorial and when i tried doing the hello world program it wouldn't start properly. heres my code

#include <stdio.h>
int main()
printf("Hello World\n");
reurn 0;
please note that i did compile and link it...

Answer:Dev c++ won't work properly.

return 0;

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Answer:cpu fan does not work properly

i get the message cpu fan does not work properly every time i try and install a new better cru cooler everytime i go back to my old one it works fine first i tried a heatpipe (coolermaster) and then i tried an artic copper silent and both gave me the same message what am i doing wrong??? i know how to put on thermal paste and ive been using artic silver any ideas???

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Hey! I was wondering if this RAm would fit in my PC:
(Scoll down and click Specifications for all the information on the RAM)

Here is my computer:

And the computer's motherboard:

Thanks for any replies!

Answer:Will this RAM fit and work properly in my PC?

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My CD/DVD rom shows up in my device manager & states it is working properly.
Any disc that I put into the drive is not recognized. It pulls up zero info from the disc as if it can not read it. If I simply select play (even though no info is showing) I get the windows notice to add media to that drive.I thought the drive had died and I was ready to install a new one. BUT..
I ran the installed PC-Doctor program that is a HP diagnostic program and during that test, the drive played just fine. There are multiple test for the DVD/CD rom and it passed every test in the PC-Doctor program.
But after the test, I again placed different CD's , DVD's into it, and nothing.

Answer:DVD RW/CD Rom won't work properly

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IE & OE do not work properly. IE tabs slowly and hesitates and OE is slow to start. I tried the microsoft editing the reg fix from the 251787 article but no luck still have a problem. I tried everything that i know of, reintall windows 98 SE, IE 6.0 etc.. nothing corrects it. I even did the imagehlp.dll extraction and that didn't work either any ideas?


Answer:IE & OE do not work properly

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My "gamer" -PC has lost its connection to the rest of my LAN, WDlive, laptop.
The laptop can not "see" my "gamer" -PC more. And yet. Do I open a cmd in my "gamer" -PC and writes PING PHOTO PC (called my laptop), then the corresponding fine, but in the Windows network can not be seen, and I can not connect or network drive to it. Oddly enough, I have always had a network drive on "gamer" looking for PHOTO-PC, and this old connection still works fine, even though I reboot both computers
As I see it, so can the PCs well find each other in a CMD, but not in Windows Explorer or Total Commander. Both PCs are members of the same workgroup. I have been through all the settings in "Network and Sharing Center" and they are 110% identical (there are not corrected in them, since that time it worked).
Is there perhaps a service not running? Or a policy that has been changed?
The laptop and WDlive can see each other, and the laptop can easily see the wife's PC when she is on (it can "gamer" -PC'en no longer).

If I create entries in reg.databasen, it connects the network drive just fine after a reboot. See picture for examples of drive Y and Z. Both networking places are available as network drives, and in a CMD prompt with "PING PHOTO-PC" for example.
It is only in Windows Explorer that it can not find the names and / or network sites. Therefore, I believe that it is a service or a policy that has gone w... Read more

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DDS (Ver_10-11-03.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Anne at 7:43:29.83 on Fri 11/05/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18975
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1917.909 [GMT -5:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

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

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 netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k WerSvcGrou... Read more

Answer:IE won't work properly

Hi all,
I am not sure how to post everything correctly, yes I read the instructions, but take a look at my screen name :-)

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I have an old Dell PC with Windows2000. A few years ago I noticed that the it would not play cd's without skipping. I have had to use another computer for my ipod. A few months ago, the cd rom would no longer open so I just replaced it with a Pioneer DVR/DVD and it still skips while playing a cd! It also would not import to itunes. I was told my drivers could be bad but I am really lost while trying to find ones to update/ install. Please help!!!

Answer:My new cd rom does not work properly

 cluelessblond ..... Have you tried deleting your Pioneer optical drive and then rebooting the machine and have the drive be redetected .......? dl65  

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After installing windows 7 cpu fan won't run higher then 3125 rpm. So for the desktop applications it's ok but when i enter the game cpu temp. goes to 60 - 70 celsius. Before win 7 i had xp and it worked just fine.

So if anyone have any solution, please help.


Answer:CPU fan won't work properly

Turn off AMD cool and quiet.

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I am currently on my laptop so doing the TSG Sysinfo would not help any but I do have my desktop open on the table & can answer any questions. Heres the problem

About 1 month ago I came home to my computer turned off. When I tried to turn it on it would not. I assumed it was the PSU, since we had bad storms lately. I replaced the psu and now I still have no power. But I did forget to plug in the JPW1 connector and I got fan, dvd drive lights & LAN lights. When I do plug the jpw1 connector it all goes away.

My next step is to replace the motherboard but would like some advice before I do this. Is this my only choice?

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came home after a break off my computer and the keyboard wasn't working (computer left on, no one else touched it.) Keyboard was a microsoft wireless keyboard/mouse combo. Thought it had died (tho the mouse still worked). Went out and bought another MS one, didn't work, took it back and got a logitech laser wireless combo. Keyboard didn't work either. SPent lots of time on the phone with tech support at logitech. Still can't get anything on the keyboard to work. That's 3 keyboards. Turns out my keyboard worked on my son's computer (he has identical setup).

I run Windows XP home.

So I am suspecting something else is wrong--virus?? I update and run Norton regularly and have run it since the keyboard problem to see if there was something "new". Nothing there. Also run Adaware SE

Nothing seem to explain why my keyboard went haywire, and why I can't get another to work. They are all wireless that I have been trying. Don't have a corded one around any more to try.

Here are a 3 related/unrelated issues--the first one happened after the keyboard problem, the 2nd and 3rd predate by a while and I have just been ignoring them, so probably aren't related.

1. After doing some of the stuff logitech suggested, I know also get this message:
0xc0000033 failed to intitalize properly (i click ok and it goes away, sometimes pops up again, but then I haven't been using my own computer much lately)

2. I get this message on star... Read more

Answer:Virus? Causing Keyboard(s) Not To Work

Problem 2 (uuzvke.exe) does seem to trigger a switch. After some research, it appears that using HiJackThis (HJT) may cure your problem. Please follow the Preparation Guide Before Posting a HJT Log and then post your HJT in the HJT Board NOT anywhere else on this forum.Some side advice/notes:1. If your problem is malware related, the HJT Team member or designated helper should spot it and give you a cure.2. Please DO NOT alter your computer (install things, delete things, etc.) after posting your HJT log unless advised so by your helper.3. Please DO NOT make multiple posts to your HJT log post unless responding to your helper.4. The HJT Team and HJT Officials are rather busy here at BC, so it may take a few days for someone to get to your HJT log; however, once a HJT designated helper arrives you are in excellent hands, so please be patient and enjoy life in the mean time!

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Hello everyone.

My name is George Sebros and I owe a Toshiba Satellite A300.
The reason why I am posting this new thread is that I need a little help from anyone who knows something about my problem above:
One day, about 2 months ago... I turn on my Satellite A300.
When it logged in, not only none of my icons appeared but also the start menu didn't....
The only thing that appeared in a totally BLACK screen, was my "Documents and Settings" folder which was opened automatically.
There was no way I could find neither the Start menu (I mean the task bar) nor my icons...
So, everytime I closed the Documents and Settings folder that was appeared, the only thing I could see was a black screen....
It was a kind of shock for me and I could not believe in my eyes...

After a few days, I tried the well-known combination "Ctrl+Alt+Del" in order to see what was working and what was not.
Then, I pressed the "FILE" and then "NEW TASK" and finally, I typed the word "explorer" in it.
That was it!! Suddenly, everything turn to normal as like the day before the problem begun. I was happy because with this way, I was able to use my Satellite A300 again!
However, this is an indirect way to make my PC work!
That means that I am still fain to use that indirect way to make the icons and the taskbar appear.
Does it mean that the "explorer.exe" is not working ?
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Answer:Explorer.exe does not work properly.


Seems your Vista is muddled up?
You could try to clean the OS and the registry in order to avoid new OS installation.
Please use the CCLeaner.

I use this tool as well? it free and it cleans the registry and other temporally files.
It helps really!

But if the OS will still not work as it should then you should try a new installation?
Of course this procedure is drastically because the HDD would be formatted but at the other hand you will get a clean and fully functional OS

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I am a hold off and planned to keep Windows 7 to EOL in 2020. I recently did a Windows 7 to 10 upgrade for a friend and was so delighted with it that I now updated my own system to Windows 10. Very smooth install, update a few drivers and some programs, but working very well. Except for Mail.

What kind of joke is this Windows 7 Mail? It has to be the prettiest mail client I ever used, and the most inept and useless one at that. I install my AT&T email accounts and they configure nicely, but some never sync. I send myself some test mails, they never arrive but do arrive on my Android phone. There is no contact list, but typing a few bits into the To: line offers contact suggestions. This AT&T account I use most for friends and when I get, say, 2 emails and read them, they are gone! I must have hundreds or thousands of old emails, yet NONE show on Win10 email. Nothing to see. I used my Live 2012 server settings for win10 mail, did not work, says outdated settings. One hour later, "Not synced yet". Blue dots moving, no significant data downloading. No way to use with One Drive so I imagine sending 6 full size high res images will be a thing of the past. The gmail account synced well, I have mail going back to 2011 in that folder. My GoDaddy domain name email is working and showing past mail.

I will send a test mail from AT&T account to yahoo account to see if I can even send mail. Syncing, up to date, message present. Yahoo inbox somewhat full but I neve... Read more

Answer:Win 10 Mail, does any of it work properly?

Thunderbird. I went independent of MS after they swapped from Outlook Express to Win Mail then took that away (some of that is STILL there in Win 10!). MS wanted to play 'now you see it, now you don't' with email clients, and I just didn't want to play any more.

Too tiresome working out how to move their randomly distributed email client data around.

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For some reason on my two computers that run windows 10, I am not able to connect to ANY VPN server that is not hosted in the US, I am dumbfounded as pretty much I am the ONLY one with this problem and have no idea where to go for help. Mind you, on my phone all VPN'S work regardless of location. Also, I switch networks every week back and forth with the same problem on both networks, so I do not think it is a network issue? Anyways please help me in my struggles.

OS: windows 10
VPN used: VPN gate

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Hello all :) About 3 months ago I downloaded a RC to try W7 out and I had a problem with MSN, which froze for about 2 seconds whenever I tried to open up a conversation with someone.. I just went back to Vista thinking that this would be fixed in the final version of W7.

But I bought it last week.. installed everything and now I'm having the same problem again. It's just annoying and stupid because I dont get how MSN works slow on a high end PC. Anyway, I had Eset Smart Security installed, I unistalled it and went back to my old version of Nod32 Antivirus, and this seemed to fix the problem somehow for most of the day. Late at night it happened again. I have to close MSN and re open it to fix it for a while it seems..

I'm running a 64 bit OS by the way. Any help is appreciated :(

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 My device's fingerprint doesn't work properly with windows 10.Please give me a sollution.

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I have bought a skylake desktop,everything works fine.
I installed as dual boot windows 7,(to play games that 10 will not)
win 7 installs well, but it will not see ethernet, and all my usb sockets
will not work when I plug in a key drive.
in control panel I enabled everthing in autoplay, still did not work.
I installed a different win 7 disc, got the same result

Answer:windows 7 will not work properly

you will need to load usb drivers and network drivers in windows 7

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Hey, So I updated the Y510P to windoes 8.1 (Most regretted thing I've done with this laptop, that includes doing a battery reset.)  As many people have found out there are issues with 8.1 and SLI. I used the recomended BIOS update, and that seemed to fix the issue.  Unfortunatly, for some reason I'm not sure about, the 750M does not seem to be working right. Before the windows 8.1, and after updating the BIOS, League of Legens ran at the 60 FPS capped at max settings.  After the 8.1 and now, LoL will run around 10-15 FPS at max settings, and only 25 FPS at the lowest graphics settings.  I'm not sure why the laptop's performance has dropped.  I'm also getting major lag in Path of Exiles, where I used to have no issues playing it.  As I mentioned, I have used the BIOS update, and it did fix the issue I had with 8.1  I've specified that the laptop use the 750M as the default graphics GPU, and in the GPU monitor, the games show up and using it.  But as I've stated, their performance is at par with using the integrated  Intell graphics card.  Any thoughts or suggestions of what I can try to fix this issue would be greatly appreaciated. Sincerly,Jinotad.

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Hey, for a new build i recently purchased an evga 7950 GX2.
i have yet to get it to work properly.

My system is:

Asus A8N SLI deluxe mobo
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
2gigs DDR ram
600watt PS
DVD burner
80 & 160gb harddrives over 150gb free
Evga 7950 GX2

As far as i have been able to determine this should be able to work.
the problem: i can install the drivers and boot up my computer, the computer seems to be completly operational until i try to start up a game. When i try to start a game the computer freezes on a blank screen. the game i have tried that freeze are Half life 2 and other source based games, Everquest 2, and 3dmark03, all seem to freeze as soon as they try to load anything 3d, the menus will load, but it freezes when i try to start the game. for some reason i can get Oblivion to run.

when i turn the Nvidia "multi-gpu configuration" from "multi-gpu mode" to "multi-display" mode i can run all of these programs without a single problem.

i have updated my n-force4 chipset to the 6.86 version and updated the bios on my board to the ASUS 1016 bios version, with these settings nvidia's
website says that my motherboard should be compatible with the 7950 card. i have also tried this list of Drivers: 91.31, 91.33, 91.37, 91.45, 91.47, as well as the evga driver that came with the card. all have the same effect.

Is there a setting that i have missed? Could the card be bad? Has anyone else had a simi... Read more

Answer:Cannot get my 7950 gx2 to work properly

Try reposting this in "Audio and Video", and you'll get more replies.

No need - I moved it.

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HI: i have an old laptop using versus. It has a problem turning on the WI-FI. iT WORKS IN SAFE MODE ONLY. iT IS A SONY. It will not connect.

Answer:Solved: wi-Fi does not work properly

old laptop using versusClick to expand...

not sure - what is versus

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My friend has a sony vaio desktop pc which he bought like 2 years ago. The problem is the DVDRW.

It reads original Audio/Video CDs, ORIGINAL DVDs, CD-Rs. But it won't read DVD-Rs. I thought the problem could be the laser beam. Since its 2 years old and used really efficiently, laser beam might be losing its strength?

What other problems could it be? We've formatted hdd and installed windows xp again but it didn't help.

Since its under warranty, should he take it to sony? will they change dvdrw just because its not reading DVD-Rs? Should he try to break it down completely somehow before he takes it to sony?

Any suggestions, ideas, opinions are welcome!


Answer:DVDRW Don't Work Properly

Did it read DVD-r's before? what DVD-R's have your tried? ( brand) also what DVD burning software is installed on the machine?

taking the burner apart will void the warranty.

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have purchased a SOHO broadband router from maplin to connect my pc and my wifesboth pc have win xp pro wife has amd duron 800 over 600mb sdrammy pc has xp2000+ with over gb of ddrcan get both sysyem talking then the system stops and cant connect to the netbroadband provided bt telewestcan any one help or give advicetelewest wont support the routerthanks in advance ray

Answer:cant get router to work properly

Which model router have you, telewest will only work with a cable router not an adsl router.

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I had currently built a pc for the first time. It all went swell until my moniter displayed: "no signal". I had looked this up and I've tryed everything to prevent it.I had also an extra pair of eyes but they didn't know either. So, I came to the understanding that it might be the parts which might be the down side to this error. My Build:

Zotac 1060 3gb.
AMD Athlon X4-860k CPU, 4 cores, 3.7 - 4GHz.
Kingston HyperX 3k ssd 120gb.
Aerocool 80 plus 600w PSU.
GA-F2A68HM-HD2 gigabyte.
16GB 2x8GB DDR3

(Budget build for the time being)

All the wiring is done correctly and I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I've followed the manual redid some of the steps so I'm just thinking its one of parts but which one?
(I know the cpu is probably bottlenecking but I plan to upgrade it in the future.)

Thanks for reading.

Answer:Does my build work properly?

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hiii have installed all drivers properly in my notebook from the hp site.But the 3.5 audio jack supposed to make trouble as though the port connect to the  headfone or audio system,the laptop speakers also sounds provide me a sloution 

Answer:3.5 jack does not work properly

Hi @iarijit, Welcome to the HP Forum! Thank you for becoming a HP Forum member. It is a dynamite location to get help from the community, get suggestions and find what has worked for others. For you have the best experience, here is a link for you to review, should you have any concerns: First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More I grasp that you have updated all the drivers in your notebook, but when you connect a headset/ headphones you hear sound from the laptop speakers also. Have you run the HP Support Assistant to aid with any HP updates? Here is a link to HP Notebook PCs - Troubleshooting Sound Problems with External Speakers and Headsets in Windows 7 that should help to alleviate this issue. Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for. Also, clicking the ?Thumbs Up? below is a great way to say thanks!

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I've downloaded an album in MP3 format from Amazon, and have burned it to a CD. I've done this successfully many times before, and I have a CD player that will play MP3 format music.But this time the CD refuses to behave normally. I've tried three times to create a useable one, but each time the player has had problems with it.First, the CD player clicks and stops and starts for maybe a minute or more. Then a track number appear in the display, but no sound is audible. Randomly, one or two tracks will play successfully, but then the next one won't. It all seems completely random and changes every time I try to play the CD.I run Windows 7. I'm using good-quality (TDK) disks, and I've tried burning with Windows Media Player and with CDBurnerXP - they give equally unsatisfactory results.The album plays completely normally on my MP3 player. Any ideas on why the CD version is a problem, please?

Answer:MP3 album won't work properly on a CD

Burn an Audio CD from whatever Media player you use on you PC.This will convert the MP3 to standard tracks.

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i am using a pair of tsunmi speakers, i can hear sound when i dial up, but got no sound on anything else anyone got any suggestions please

Answer:my sound does not work properly

Hello, and welcome to techspot!

We need to know a bit more about your computer. Please fill in as much info as you know in your "profile".

A couple of questions:

1. How long have you had the computer?
2. Did it EVER have sound?

The problem is likely one of two things.

1. You have the volume on mute in your sound settings
2. You don't have the drivers installed.

Do you know how to check to see if it is problem #1?

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I'm having problems with the Tempo service.

I am not receiving ANY updates via this application (all settings of this application are correct, ie "full monitoring"). I know this because there are updates available online for my laptop via the toshiba driver site.

When I first installed Tempo, I received updates for about a month, then suddenly no updates came through. My firewall is not blocking this application either.

I have tried re-installing the application, but no change in the situation.

Does anyone know if ALL the updates that are available via the toshiba driver site come through to Tempo? Because, during the month that this service WAS working, I got a bios update, however I have recently seen a bios update online and Tempo still hasn't reported that it is available.

Any ideas on how to get Tempo to work properly?


Answer:Re: How to get Tempo to work properly?

I saw in your other thread that you have installed the SP1 on your Vista notebook.
Possibly there are some compatibility issues between the SP1 and the Tempo?

And yes? as far as I know Tempo reports all available updates!

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I've got a 10/100 wireless router, and a planning on getting a gigabit unmanaged switch connected to one of the router's ports. To the gigabit switch, I will have 2 PC's each with gigabit NIC's.

Will the 2 PC's connected via the switch have full gigabit transfer speed, or does the traffic need to go through the 10/100 router, introducing a bottleneck?

Answer:Will this configuration work properly?

They will get full gigabit connectivity, the only time you will traverse the router is when you want to be getting out to the internet.

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Hello my new PC arrived today from Dell, and i have to say wont load wont load and MSN wont either, i have to say that msn Messenger i mean wont load on my but will on my net passport @ink4-u.

The websites will load in my AOL browser but not my IE!

I am having the same trobule on my other pc as well, but my laptop seems to be fine, any help? Cheers Jay

Answer:IE and MSN dont work properly

Will Firefox load them?

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Hi im new to this so here i go...

I recently bought Farcry (the first one) for my vista laptop, it says on the box that its vista compatible.
But whenever i boot it up i get a black screen for 5 mins until it eventually works, then every time it loads (at beginning of level or when i die) i have to wait 3 mins for it to start to load and then 2 mins after its loaded.
This is very irritating, boring etc and is spoiling the game for me. I am very sure i have the lastest drivers and i definetly have the 1.4 patch for Farcry... i really dont know what to do.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

System info:
Windows Vista 32 bit
Model: HP Pavillion dv9700 Notebook PC
Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce 8400M GS
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60 2.00 GHz

Answer:Getting Farcry to work properly

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Dear readers.

Just bod an Acer with Windows 7 Home Premium .
After running the Windows 7 install ( with all available updates downloaded) it looked perfect.
But then I found out that something was NOK

Problem description.

As example, I start up Skype ( it runs ok)
Now I want to quit the program ( not using the X, but terminate it)

I click on my Windows task bar and select Skype

Then I click my right mouse button and again a pop up menu appears (still ok) with several options for this program amongs them the desired option Quit
I select quit

Now the problem occurs:

When I click on the choosen option, a system file opens.
That?s it. ( its applicable for all options and the command opens always the same file)

Computer/Acer C:/windows/system32

This happens for all programs in the Start menu.
Nothing else happens, the system runs normal but the desired operation is not been performed.. I can quit the window with the sysyem file appearing . All looks fine but of course the program is still running

When I now really want to stop a program I need to go to taskmanager (by pressing CRL/ALT/DEL) to abort it.

Whats wrong with my Windows 7?
Started an SFC scan, no problems detected.

HELP please, thx.

Answer:TASKBAR doe not work properly

Can you post a screenshot of this?


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After Microsoft automatically changed my Hotmail to Outlook, I started to have problems. When I click "Contact Us" on a commercial website, it states "Sorry, there seems to be a problem with Hotmail right now". I've tried numerous corrective solutions (including switching back to Hotmail), but nothing works. When someone sends me a pic and then I forward it to another party, the pic shows up blank on the recipient's email. I'm using Internet Explorer 8. HELP??Wellgo

Answer:Hotmail won't work properly

Hi,I would suggest you to try another browser like chrome, Firefox etc. and check if the issue occurs on this browser or not.Thanks & RegardsDebbie B#iworkfordell

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Hi, after a few minutes of usage, or moving the PC while running. Causes the screen to go black with dottes of colour on..

After that the comp. either shutsdown, and the little lights that shows if the PC gets power starts to blink.
Allthough, i removed the battery and im using only the power from the adapter. And then it works fine, but that means i cant move the pc, or it will shut down.
Do i need a new battery? And if i do, where do i get it?

If anyone has had the same problem as me, how did you solve it? (im from sweden btw)

Thank you, (sorry for the bad english><)

Answer:Qosmio F20 does not work properly

Hi there,

it sounds strange, I never heard that a battery would be the cause for such error. Maybe it would be interesting if you can reproduce the
error when attaching the battery back to the machine. If the error appears again, try first to update the bios to the newest available and
if the error persists, bring your machine to a local service partner.

I think maybe it?s a hardware-related problem, but I cannot tell you securely if yes or not.

If you need really a servicepartner, then follow this link to find the nearest available in your country:


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Hi folks
I recently placed an advert in the paper for my small business, and when someone clicks on the advert, it should bring up a box where readers can email me for more information.
However, I have tried this out myself, and when I click on the advert, a box appears on the screen, and on top of the box it says ‘enter your user name and pass word for the following server’. Underneath, in the same box, there is a sub heading saying
Server: Underneath in the same box, the user name heading appears and my first name automatically is filled in there with a password. (about half a dozen asterisks).
No matter how many times I press the ok button in that box, the box reappears and does not go away. While all this is happening, there appears a larger box in the background which would enable readers to email me there queries for more information etc.
So, at the moment, I am totally confused with why this is happening. More importantly, does that mean I would not be able to accept emails from readers?
By the way, my inbox does except ‘normal’ emails from other users.
Thanks in advance for your response.

Answer:How can I get my emails to work properly?

Difficult to answer without knowing what the "paper" is that you've placed the advert in and the format of the ad. Normally, a link to send an email takes the form...
mailto:[email protected]
...and clicking on it opens a new message window in the user's email program.

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July 5, 2004

AMD Athlon 3200XP+ (2.2GHz - Barton)
ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe Motherboard
- 400MHz FSB
- nForce2 chipset
- Dual DDR 400
Corsair TwinX1024-3200C2PT RAM (2x512)
PNY GeForce FX 5900 AGP (128MB DDR)
Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 2ZS
(2) 80GB Maxtor SATA drives (Raid 0)
Mitsumi 1.44 floppy drive
Sony DWU18A DVD +/- RW 8X
Microsoft Keyboard and IR Mouse
Antec 1080AMG w/420 watt true pwr supply
Windows XP Professional w/ SP1

Current nVidia nVidia GForce2 driver (WHQL)
nVidia graphics driver 53.03
MS DirectX 9.0b

Originally I had an ATI Radeon AIW 9800 Pro graphics card installed. Windows Desktop viewing and television viewing worked fine; however when running MS Flight Simulator 2004 or Rainbow Six
games the system would crash. Either a bluescreen or just exiting back to the desktop. Sometimes it would note there was a serious error and it wanted to send a report to Microsoft. PC is not
connected yet so I've never sent a report.

Replaced the ATI graphics card with a PNY GeForce FX 5900 and completely rebuilt the OS. Again Windows Desktop viewing was okay, however MS Flightsim 2004 and Comanche 4 games would run for about a minute and then crash giving either a bluescreen or error report.

I have removed the SoundBlaster card using instead the onboard audio, and then rebuilt everything - still have same problems. Also I've tried either RAM stick by itself to no avail.

A local PC shop performed diagnosi... Read more

Answer:Videocard won't work properly

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Hello, when i make a testcall to Skype i hear my voice back, works as it should.. but when i call a real person they do not hear me.It works perfect on my PC with the exact same setup and headset, I have also tried with just the speakers and mic on Chromebook but that does not work either, any suggestions anyone?? 

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VLC is fine, but why does Windows Media Player have problems? It always closes and says it encountered a problem playing the file. It only seems that .mkv files is the issue. Avi files etc, seem perfectly fine. Anyone else have same problems or a way of resolving the issue? Not that it's major, but still annoying!

Answer:.MKV files don't work properly with WMP?

VLC has buitin codec to play MKV. Wmp doesn't. To play MKV file with WMP, you'd need to install some third party Codecs such as:
Shark007: Windows 10 codecs - Windows 8.1 codecs - Windows 7 codecs or
Download K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 12.2.5

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VLC is fine, but why does Windows Media Player have problems? It always closes and says it encountered a problem playing the file. It only seems that .mkv files is the issue. Avi files etc, seem perfectly fine. Anyone else have same problems or a way of resolving the issue? Not that it's major, but still annoying!

Answer:.MKV files don't work properly with WMP?

VLC has buitin codec to play MKV. Wmp doesn't. To play MKV file with WMP, you'd need to install some third party Codecs such as:
Shark007: Windows 10 codecs - Windows 8.1 codecs - Windows 7 codecs or
Download K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 12.2.5

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Hi everyone,

I am facing some small problem with my built-in web cam. I am using Acer Aspire 5520. My web cam have function of video conference and take pictures manualy by clicking in webcam application. However I just found out recently it didn't work as it should, the application to take manual pics just couldnt load up the web cam, it showed black screen.While in the other hand if I am using it for video conference, it works perfectly.

Any idea how to fix this problem up? I've updated my webcam driver but still no help at all, thank you guys

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i am running asus k40ij laptop wth operating system win 7.but cananot use the webcame properly though life frame2 camera is installed from the driver cd.when i turn on the webcam it shows me horrizonally. my head shows bellow.

Answer:webcam does not work properly

I think this is a problem with your computer itself. Contact ASUS.

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My CD ROM does not work properly because of corrupted drivers. I have tried uninstalling etc. How do you load new drivers or even reformat from the recovery disc when the CD ROM drive won't work?

Seems like catch 22. Anyone help?

Answer:Satellite A30 - CD-ROM does not work properly

If it is really a problem with the drivers for your CD-Rom, you can recover it.

Because you need to boot your Notebook with the Recovery CD/DVD.
This has nothing to do with missing drivers in the Windows Operating System.

And if you can not boot with the Recovery Disc, I would say your Disc drive is broken.

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This is an ATAPI iHAP122W and my PC is a Dimension 3100C and Windows XP.
I have put a new DVD driver.
My PC is in the floor vertical and when I want to put in or out a disc, the drive moves the fast for me to put it in or take out.
If put the PC horizontal, it works OK.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2038 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 53968 MB, Free - 14543 MB; D: Total - 19045 MB, Free - 18980 MB; F: Total - 238475 MB, Free - 200110 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc. , 0DD332, , ..CN7082166D005I.
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Answer:DVD Drive will not work properly.

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After Microsoft automatically changed my Hotmail to Outlook, I started to have problems. When I click "Contact Us" on a commercial website, it states "Sorry, there seems to be a problem with Hotmail right now". I've tried numerous corrective solutions (including switching back to Hotmail), but nothing works. When someone sends me a pic and then I forward it to another party, the pic shows up blank on the recipient's email. I'm using Internet Explorer 8. HELP??

Answer:Hotmail will not work properly

Clear IE 8's Browser Cache: How to Clear Your Browser's Cache (with screenshots) - wikiHow

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I'm using Win 7 64 bit, IE 9 and Chrome. Recently downloaded JAVA 7 update 45. Didn't work on either browser including 32 bit version of IE.

Deleted all Java through Control Panel, used Revo to get rid of leftover files. Used offline Java installer to install both 32 and 64 bit versions. Used Java control panel to delete temporary files. Java still not being detected/working properly. Don't know what else to do. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks, JTU

Answer:Can't get JAVA to work properly

What are you specifically trying to view with Java?

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I am a hold off and planned to keep Windows 7 to EOL in 2020. I recently did a Windows 7 to 10 upgrade for a friend and was so delighted with it that I now updated my own system to Windows 10. Very smooth install, update a few drivers and some programs, but working very well. Except for Mail.

What kind of joke is this Windows 7 Mail? It has to be the prettiest mail client I ever used, and the most inept and useless one at that. I install my AT&T email accounts and they configure nicely, but some never sync. I send myself some test mails, they never arrive but do arrive on my Android phone. There is no contact list, but typing a few bits into the To: line offers contact suggestions. This AT&T account I use most for friends and when I get, say, 2 emails and read them, they are gone! I must have hundreds or thousands of old emails, yet NONE show on Win10 email. Nothing to see. I used my Live 2012 server settings for win10 mail, did not work, says outdated settings. One hour later, "Not synced yet". Blue dots moving, no significant data downloading. No way to use with One Drive so I imagine sending 6 full size high res images will be a thing of the past. The gmail account synced well, I have mail going back to 2011 in that folder. My GoDaddy domain name email is working and showing past mail.

I will send a test mail from AT&T account to yahoo account to see if I can even send mail. Syncing, up to date, message present. Yahoo inbox somewhat full but I neve... Read more

Answer:Win 10 Mail, does any of it work properly?

Thunderbird. I went independent of MS after they swapped from Outlook Express to Win Mail then took that away (some of that is STILL there in Win 10!). MS wanted to play 'now you see it, now you don't' with email clients, and I just didn't want to play any more.

Too tiresome working out how to move their randomly distributed email client data around.

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I recently installed a new 60GB SSD to handle gaming better, and I kept my old HDD for storage. To handle transferring my OS to it I used a program called "Migrate OS to SSD". When I did the transfer I only moved my Windows directory, and now when I start up I get an error message saying my user account was not loaded properly. I also cannot get any of my internet browsers to connect to the internet either. The only reason I added this SSD was for gaming. I am to the point where I am thinking it might be easier just to wipe both hard drives and re-install windows onto the SSD. Also, some of the programs that were left on the old HD are not working now, but I don't know if it is because I do not have admin rights or not because my profile won't load. Thanks for any help.

Answer:Trying to get OS migration to work properly


Is the SSD too small for a complete clone of the system?

If not, clone the old drive onto the SSD, when that is up & running, wipe the old drive & use it for storage.

Else you need to start again with the system & use extra space & install your programs to a storage drive (Old one or another). OK?

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Well I only noticed this now, when I tried burning the Windows 10 ISO on a DVD. The setup doesn't work, it returns an error. I also tried using Alcohol 120% to burn the image but it also fails with an error. I had a rewritable DVD lying around so I put it on my laptop, tried erasing it but that also fails.

Basically the only thing I can do with the laptops DVD-Rom/burner is reading CDs/DVDs and nothing else. This didn't happen before? I'm really bummed, as I don't know what could be causing this issue. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Im having "issues" with playing DVD's and CD's on the internal DVD/CD drive on my Equium M50-192
While playing DVD's the images stutter and the audio is very slightly out of sync with the video. When playing CD's, they play slow.

Have tried various players (Nero, Intervideo etc) and all seem the same.
Have also tried an external drive and this seems to solve the problem for 99% of the time with DVD's (still get the occasional stutter) and CD's play OK.

Has anybody got any ideas?


Answer:ODD on Equium M50 does not work properly

Hi there,

it sounds like your ODD has a hardware problem which needs to be fixed by an toshiba technician which means you must bring your machine to an authorized service partner.

So I suggest you to visit the following link:

Pick your ASP which is the nearest in your region and then let them do the rest.


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I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 that I bought in April 06 and I am having trouble getting the thing to work properly. It has been locked up since I last used Skype and will not run any programs like Skype, MediaPlayer or Limewire. Also, I cannot access the Internet at all and there are two popups that occur whenever I reboot the computer. One says, "Notification dll has not been registered program will not work properly." and "The application failed to initialized properly (0xc0000135). Click on OK to terminate the application."
Since the computer froze the Skype. Take a deep breath popup also occurs when I reboot as well as Windows Live Messenger. Any ideas? I have run anti-virus programs forever and they all come up with nothing. I am at the end of ability here.

Answer:Xp Sticks And Won't Work Properly

>> I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 that I bought in April 06 and I am having trouble getting the thing to work properly. slimbosansean <<

Hi Sean,

With all of these multiple problems you listed here and considering the fact that; according to your last post, you have had these problems for over a week and they have gotten only worse over time: My suggestion would be to back up all of your docs, picture, music, email settings, and files and then reformat and reinstall Windows XP.

I mean, if you think about this for a second: A reinstall of Windows will take only about a few hours or so; and with all of these problems you're experiencing (which could take weeks just to figure out what the problem actually is; much less fix it) you are better off doing the reinstall of Windows XP in my opinion.

If you do not have the Windows XP install disk you can get one from Dell support, either via their support site or by calling them. You can also call Dell directly at this number 1-800-WWW-DELL. Here are the three Dell Service Dept numbers as well (800)-820-8965 or (800)-624-9897 or (800)-627-1170. You can also try contacting Dell via this online tech support link.

Last year I bought a Dell 8400 (from eBay) which did not come with the Win XP Pro disk. Someone in another forum told me that Dell support would provide a Dell Win XP Reinstall (at either no cost or perhaps a small fee or shipping). All I had to do was to provide the express service code and prove th... Read more

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Hi, I've made a bit of a mess of my computer and now don't know what to do. It won't start up properly at all now. It's a Packard Bell, about 1 1/2 years old, operating on Vista Basic.
Basically, I downloaded a film that I think was dodgy and now it's caused me all sorts of problems and I'm worried I may have lost everything on my hard drive. After I realised the film was no good, I deleted it and thought I better run a quick virus scan, just in case. I use AVG for this. I started the scan and walked away but a minute or two later I heard the pc 'pip' as if it was turning itself back on. Then I got the black and white screen and just two options ; 'Start Windows Normally' and 'Start Windows Recovery'. I tried to start normally but after the splash screen, the screen just stays black and nothing happens. Then I turned off/on and tried the 'Windows Recovery' option. From the menu within this option, I took the ioption to go back to a restore point, which involved several scans to fix any problems first (which lasted about 45 mins). The scans said that they could find nothing wrong with the system but it still wouldn't start from the last restore point. I also tried other options in this menu, such as letting the Windows recover try to fix files etc. but still no good. When I start the computer, I still just get the two options, both of which seem a bit futile now.
Is it worth trying to start the system in Safe Mode (even though at the moment it's not giving me ... Read more

Answer:Can't get my computer to work properly - Help!

You'll have to see if the data still exists on the drive before doing anything else.
There's several ways to do this, the easiest way is to access it by the Command Prompt option in the Startup Repair menu (which I think that you're getting to).

If the data is still intact, you'll have to take measures to recover the data before proceeding. Let us know if the data is there and we'll work from that.

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Cpu : AMD FX-6300 Box
gpu : Gigabyte GeForce GTX960 4GB WindForce 2X OC
MotherBoard : Ga-970a-ds3p
pcu: Corsair VS Series VS550 80Plus
Hard Drive : Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal
Ram : HyperX Fury White 8GB DDR3-1333MHz
Case : BitFenix / BitFenix Nova window

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For some reason, my LAN is not working for gaming. I CAN connect to the internet to play games online, like through and Westwood Online (for Warcraft 3 and Renegade), but I cannot seem to play on Local Area Network with any of my games except for Half-Life: Counter-Strike 1.0 (NOT the steam version). I can also access the shared documents folders on my other computers, but the games will just not work unless it's Counter-Strike 1.0.

I have just recently manually uninstalled Windows OneCare Live after a virus removal(in accordance with the instructions from, except for 2 folders inside called:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\ClientSD" and
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Database"
Inside the Database folder are six files, but I cannot access the Client SD folder. When I try to remove them, I get a message that says I cannot remove them due to write protection or current usage.

I'm pretty sure that Windows Live OneCare is the issue in not being able to play on LAN, since I could play games on LAN up until Windows OneCare Live's installation, but I am not getting any "This program is being blocked" notifications from OneCare or Windows firewall.

OS: Windows XP Professional, Version 2002, Service Pack 2
I also have both IPX and TCP/IP protocols installed on my machine, if that even matters.

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Answer:Question: How can I get my LAN to work properly?

After I searched around for a while, I came across this website called Major Geeks, and it provided me a tool that automatically removed the unremovable remnants of OneCare. Here is the URL to download the auto-uninstall tool:

Major Geeks OneCare removal utility

Special thanks to these guys that I searched for. Now my LAN games are running just like they were before I had OneCare.

NOTE: Be sure to unplug/disconnect yourself from the internet whilst you run the application, as Windows Firewall is temporarily deactivated, and you are prompted to restart the computer when the removal is finished.

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Hey Guys

My laptop decided to stop working today :(.

It wont go further then the XP Bootscreen, it just freezes there.
I can get in with safe mode and everything looks fine.
So I reinstalled my OS but I got no luck.

I have updated my Bios but still no luck .

What can it be? I have never seen anthing like this before.

Thanks for your help


Answer:Qosmio F20-137 would not work properly


so, check your RAM with the help of Memtest86, because this sounds like a hardware issue. Or maybe it will better to download a knoppix-live-cd from the internet and try it with this one.
I don?t want to say that you have a hardware failure, you can test it, if you just remove one of your memory modules or exchange the harddisk, to check if one of these components is faulty and causes
the "freeze" of your machine.

If you encounter after all that checks the same problem, then you only the choice to bring your machine to a authorized service partner or your dealer, they have to check your machine then on hardware failures.

Good luck


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For a couple of days I cannot open messages anymore, either send messages.
Opening the messages: The "hand" comes out but the opening does not take place.
Sending messages: I can open the NEW tag but noway to put an address.

However emails continue to arrive as usual but of course they are piling up as I cannot,
open them.
Anyone can help fix that ?
Thanks a lot.

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i may have deleted some windows programmes and downloaded a virus as i cant get my taskbar to work

DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by User at 4:09:08.47 on 25/02/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.511.88 [GMT 0:00]

AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1296 [VPS 090223-0] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\AWC.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
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Answer:cant get taskbar to work properly

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until instruc... Read more

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Well I only noticed this now, when I tried burning the Windows 10 ISO on a DVD. The setup doesn't work, it returns an error. I also tried using Alcohol 120% to burn the image but it also fails with an error. I had a rewritable DVD lying around so I put it on my laptop, tried erasing it but that also fails.

Basically the only thing I can do with the laptops DVD-Rom/burner is reading CDs/DVDs and nothing else. This didn't happen before? I'm really bummed, as I don't know what could be causing this issue. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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So,currently I have a modem in the living room (Cisco EPC3208) and then it goes all the way to my room to a Cisco WRTG54V1 router. Yesterday out of the blue it stopped working, This is because I previously had 2 routers in the network (Asus and Cisco) anyways I decided to disconnect my asus and use only the cisco,but the router just won't work,I reseted it to it's fabric settings. But when I log into it it says the router's IP adress is ? And hands out IP adresses to my pc such as,I have no idea what to do!

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\MiKi>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : MiKi-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82579V Gigabit Network Connectio
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 90-2B-34-31-B6-8E
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::448d:137d:34ca:6197%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
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Answer:Router won't work properly

Have you tried pressing the reset button on the router? (long press)
I have seen this 'reset button' on several router brands/models like tp-link (tl-wr941n, tl-wr740n old version, tl-wr740n newer version), buffalo draft-N routers, cdrking routers (made in china router brand sold in the Philippines).

if the reset process I described is the same as what you typed in your first post, try to manually change the router ip address.

my wimax modem ip address =
so for the tp-link wr-740 router, I use ip address -

login to your router and change it. if there's any save button, click it. my router prompts me to reboot the router. after a few seconds, the preferred ip address I have chosen is good for use.
(I have hidden my MAC address)

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Hi I am having huge problems with my computer and my husbands laptop. They are both infected with the same malware. My lovely hubby downloads a lot of pen drive applications from unverified websites and installed the onto his laptop. While I was out one night he then put them onto my computer, which I use to work from home.

I will just deal with this computer in this thread as I need it for work and as he is in the doghouse, his can wait!

Ok, so around 6 weeks ago I noticed that comodo was not running on startup as it should and neither was AVG. I then started to get internet connection problems and found that it kept timing out. Sometimes a page would load in and others not. I now find that when I type the letters do not always print out. Everything is slow and sluggish. I found that emails that I had supposedly sent were being returned to me in my inbox also.

Before I went away on holiday I scanned with Malwarebytes and found an infection which I removed. I scanned with SuperAntiSpyware and it found Dynamic Desktop but could not removed it. I manually changed the name of the exe file and deleted it and went on holiday. C:\Install.exe trojan was also found and removed.

Now back and still problems, no scanner other than Advanced Spyware Remover is detecting anything now. Advanced Spyware Remover finds:

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Answer:Malware causing many problems and scans would not all work

Everytime I tried to stop a process, it reopened and multiplied... the rogues are:
avgwdsvx.exe - avgrsx.exe - avgnsx.exe and avgcxrvx.exeClick to expand...

These files belong to AVG Internet Security.

You have both AVG and Norton 360 installed. Uninstall one!

Use windows explorer to find and delete:

Now run the C:\MGtools\GetLogs.bat file by double clicking on it (Note: if using Vista, don't double click, use right click and select Run As Administrator).

Then attach the below logs:

* C:\

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I posted here a few days ago when my computer was taken by adware/spyware, the other day when i tried to print, the printer has been acting funny. Sometimes it will have error messages in the control program and it did print one document this morning, but then went back to not working.I was wondering if the spyware/adware could be causing this?

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Hello, and thank you for your time. I think it all started with a virus that i have cleared up with help in the virus forum. I was directed here.

For some reason IE8 will open and then shut down with no error code. Just says an error occured and it shuts down.

When I try to run Malwarebytes program, it says error occured (Error Code CocreateInstance failed;code 0x80040154. Class not registered) as well as (run time error '372' Failed to load .control 'WebBrowser' from ieframe.dll May be outdated Make sure you're using the version of the control that was provided with your application)
I can get this program to run only if I use the downloaded .exe file for it. I have updated, and it still does not work.When i try to delete program from Add/delete programs it says this program is not installed, do i want to delete it from the list.

I can not uninstall IE8 from the add/delete in control panel as there is no option. When I try to install so it can update, it freezes. It does say that if i choose to install IE8, it can not be deleted because a Windows service pack was installed previously to my latest version.

If I go into c:\windows\ie i am able to open internet explorer but it looks like an older version that runs extremely slow.

any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

I am using a Fugitsu Lifebook series P1620

Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.10.2
Run by Owner at 15:44:05 on 2013-01-14
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Answer:Ieframe.dll causing Internet explorer not to work??

We can remove IE 8 manuallyGo toC:\program files\Internet explorer folderDelete all the files and folders.Ignore if you receive warning messages.Browse to Connection wizard folder and manually remove the left over files.Ignore the files that gives access denied errorsRestart the PC,Download IE 8 from here it,restart the PC and internet explorer should work now but that will not help solve the malwarebytes problem.I'm sorry to say but I'm facing this issue on lot of customer PC's(only XP systems) with no actual fix.I have uninstalled IE 8 and this happens on IE 7 too.MBAM uninstaller,clean boot,reinstalling visual basic,creating test account,sfc /scannow,windows updates nothing has helped.I'm thinking of contacting malwarebytes tech team and see if they have a fix.See if this tool helps DownloadWindows repair toolExtract and launch the Repair_Windows.exe fileClick on Start repairs tab-click on Start check mark following options aloneReset registry permissionsreset file permissionsRegister system filesRepair Windows Firewall.Remove Policies Set By InfectionsRepair Winsock & DNS CacheCheckmark Restart System When Finished optionclick the Start button System should restart after repairTry installing malwarebytes now.

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I'm posting my HiJackThis log there hoping someone can help me with what appears to be a network issue. In summary, the issue is after a reboot I can't access any network devices, open IE, open Firefox, etc for 15 minutes (seems to be exactly 15 minutes every time.) Processes start and show as running in Task Manager but they don't open up. Details on what I've tried (including MalwareBytes, SuperAntiSpyware, McAfee Virusscan, chkdks, etc) are posted on this thread: Everything works fine in safe mode.

Thanks in advance for any help/advice!

Here's my HiJackThis log file...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 10:16:04 PM, on 3/6/2010
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\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\vstskmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Iomega\QuikProtect\QpMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
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Hello Eveyone, this is my first post on this forum and by what I see so far it is much better than the forum that I am currently a member of when it comes to tech support.

I am pretty well versed in computers and I do a lot of work on them as a side job and every now and then I run into some issues when working with Vista (surprise!)

Well this is my problem..

I have a friends computer and it has windows vista home standard on a compaq laptop.

He had some issues that needed taken care of, registry, defrag, a little disc cleanup etc.

Well when working on it I noticed that there was no anti-virus software. So at this point remember the internet is working just fine with Internet Explorer.

Well I installed avast! and when I did, the internet no longer worked, so I uninstalled Avast! and now the internet works again.

So then I installed Eset NOD32 smart security and now the internet does not work again.

So I decided to test the internet connection and it says its connected fine and I can even do windows updates but I can not access any pages through internet explorer. So then I installed firefox and even with the antivirus uninstalled I can not get internet with firefox even when I can get it with IE.

So something is happening when I install an antivirus that is making IE not work. Also, for some reason, Firefox does not pull a page up even when I imported all settings, etc. during the installation from IE.

Any suggestions to this?

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Answer:Anti-virus causing internet not to work!

It might be an Active X in internet exployer. In internet ex. go to tools,internet option,programs Manage Add-ons. Be shore to read the top of that box in Manage add-ons. That fixed it for me over a year ago.

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My javascript links in IE had not been working. I uninstalled norton internet security 04 and they worked. Then I reinstalled it and the links did not work again. If i disable the firewall and virus protection the links work again. I obviously need to have the firewall and virus protection enabled though. What can I do to fix this ? I have searched this site and the internet for solutions and have tried everything but nothing works. Help I am going crazy !!! Thanks

Answer:norton causing javascript links not to work

I don't use Norton, but I bet there is a feature in the firewall settings that blocks JavaScript and can be turned off leaving your firewall and antivirus still running. Someone who uses Norton could better help you. Look in the area that controls cookies, ads, and other 'privacy' features.

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Only one of my USB ports is working properly - the one next to the DVD drive. The two on the back seem to be faulty. Occasionally they'll work, but usually not. I've got a Microsoft Notebook Optical Mouse and when I plug it into one of the back ports it doesn't light up or control the cursor, either in Windows XP or Linux, but it does work correctly in the port on the side.

I've tried it with different BIOS settings eg disabling USB legacy mouse, KB and floppy and COM and parallel ports, but it didn't help.

There must be some sort of life in the faulty ports though, because when I plug the mouse in while running Linux (I don't know where to look for error logs in Windows) I get a series of error messages like this:

usb 2-1: new low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
usb 2-1: device descriptor read/64, error -71
usb 2-1: device descriptor read/64, error -71
usb 2-1: new low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 3
usb 2-1: device descriptor read/64, error -71
usb 2-1: device descriptor read/64, error -71
usb 2-1: new low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 4
usb 2-1: device not accepting address 4, error -71
usb 2-1: new low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 5
usb 2-1: device not accepting address 5, error -71

Message was edited by: ngolian

Answer:Tecra S1: USB ports do not work properly


Try to remove all USB ports from device manager and restart the unit. Check the ports again with different USB devices. If the result is the same it must be some hardware malfunction. Maybe contacts!

I am afraid the unit must be sent to service. :(

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I need help with my Tecra M3 USB problems.

It has 2 USB ports. Awhile back the USB ports refused to recognise any non-driver USB memory sticks (I do not have any driver required sticks to try).

Recently I've had to re-install my Siemens ADSL modem, driver etc. which runs via USB cable - LAN connection 2 then WAN miniport. And this is now causing a problem.

1. the Modem LED tells me that it has power (it's a non-powered modem - Siemens C100-1)
2. the link LED holds for about 10 minutes (whilst I'm online) then turns-off (although the properties of the connections tell me that they are still connected)
3. other hardware - printer etc which is powered runs through the USBs OK.
4. the modem seems to be working ok because I can use it with an iBook without problems.

Could this be a USB driver problem? How do I find out? If so how can I fix it?


Answer:USB port does not work properly on Tecra M3


Don?t think the USP ports malfunctions or are faulty.
It seems that other USB device runs correctly. Or am I wrong???

You could firstly try to remove all USB ports from device manager.
Then reboot the notebook and install the ports again! (By the way; after new reboot the OS will recognize the USB ports automatically)

Then disable the power saving option on all USP ports and try to connect the USB memory stick again!

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Can anyone please tell me why my DVD-Rom can only read audio, video and data CDs but not any kind of DVD-rom. I can hear the lens moving but rather in jerks as if trying to find something and when I double click on the DVD- rom drive in my computer it shows an empty DVD with no files. Further when I check the properties for the DVD it gives an unknown file format. I have a satellite P20-S103 a very old driver (2001). PLEASE HELP. I am desperate!!!


Answer:Satellite P20 – DVD-rom doesn’t work properly


Well, it seems like the beginning of the end. Mostly such issues occur if the drive has a hardware malfunction. Maybe it?s a lens calibration problem. Usually only the drive replacement can solve such issues.
But first of all you should check if the drive removing from the device manager will help.
Please remove the drive and reboot the unit. The OS should recognize the drive again.
Check if after this replacement the drive works properly.

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