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Advice needed: Sierra em7345, GPS and Windows7 (X250).

Question: Advice needed: Sierra em7345, GPS and Windows7 (X250).

I installed WWAN card Sierra em7345 on X250 with Windows 7.How make GPS working? (not going to upgrade Windows)?Did anybody do it?Tank you

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Preferred Solution: Advice needed: Sierra em7345, GPS and Windows7 (X250).

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Hello, I'm thinking to buy ThinkPad Sierra Wireless EM7345 4G LTE Mobile Broadband FRU: 04X6014 for my ThinkPad X250. I?ve few questions, Pease suggest ...1. Is it really any good and practically beneficial?2. Can I use it on Fedora 27, How?s Linux support?3. X250 has two PCI Express M.2 card slot and one is already occupied by WLAN Card and other slot is available, Can I use empty slot for FRU-04X6014?4. Can I use both WLAN and WWAN simultaneously?5. What is the impact on battery (Windows and Linux)?6. Is AliExpress a good place to buy? Thankyou  

Answer:Sierra Wireless EM7345 4G LTE Mobile Broadband FRU: 04X6014 for my ThinkPad X250

Regarding your questions:1) I personally use it and it's really good, as I don't want to use additional USB modem or WWAN wireless router.2) Can't say, as I don't use Fedora.3) There's a dedicated port for this module. Please make sure, that you have an antenna connectors for module and adapter for a SIM card. Moreover, instead of WWAN module, you can install there a m.2 2242 SSD disk.4) Both can be enabled and connected, but application will use one at time.5) I have an extended battery, so it's hard to tell. I guess it have a simmilar power usage as WLAN module (basing on Windows power utilization). Can't say about Fedora.6) It you don't want to have a problem with whitelist (it prevent system from booting, when unauthorized module is installed), then I look for module on eBay. Make sure, that photos explictly show FRU PN: 04X6014 on module's label. Models without it will not work.

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After installing Windows Fall creators update 1709 my Sierra EM7345 almost doesn't work. When I establish the connection everything works fine, but only for 15-30 seconds, then connection goes away. Ping starts throwing error: General failure. I tried installing newest driver from lenovo support, but situation hasn't changed. Driver properties screenshot attached. 

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WARNING!!! The instructions in this post are applicable only to EM7345 installed in Lenovo laptops!! For example, models T440, X240, X1 Carbon 2nd and 3rd gen, X250. For tablets or other devices don?t use the firmware given in this post, you can brick your EM7345! Unfortunately, the default factory EM7345 firmware version  (1.1) has some bugs. For example, after connecting to a LTE network and then disconnecting manually, the network status of the connection was changing for me to ?No service? until device restart. Also, the device often disappears from Device Manager and reappears there with the name ?1 CDC? and does not work until you disable and then enable it again in Device Manager. All those issues are caused by some bugs in EM7345 firmware.But there is a newer version of firmware, namely 1.2, where the above bugs are fixed. But by default, you cannot flash it, because firmware updating is supposed to work unattended. And this is not nice of Intel and Lenovo. The users must be able to do firmware updating when they need or want it! Bad, bad Lenovo, very bad! Here?s the instructions of how to flash your EM7345 to the latest version:Make sure you?re using Windows 8 or 8.1Go to the control panel and uninstall Sierra Wireless EM734x 4G LTE Software from Program and Features.Reboot your laptop.Download and install the latest EM7345 driver package from the Lenovo website. Read more

Answer:Sierra Wireless EM7345

 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><Config><EmailTo></EmailTo><EmailSubject></EmailSubject><!-- Location of where the trace file will be stored --><TraceDir>%USERLOCALDATA\temp\TraceApp</TraceDir><!-- Trace level can be any number between 1 - 9 --><TraceLevel>1</TraceLevel><!-- EnableTracelevel true = show trace level in GUI. Works only in Windows 8, not in     Windows 7 --><EnableTraceLevel>false</EnableTraceLevel><!-- Location of where the firmware database is located. --><CustomFirmwareDatabase></CustomFirmwareDatabase><!-- 0 - turn off Application logging. 1 - turn on  Application logging --><AppLogging>1</AppLogging><!-- Max size for debug logger file --><AppLogSize>4096000</AppLogSize><!-- Resource file with translated string table --><ResourceFile>Resource_en-us.xml</ResourceFile><!-- Silent Auto Firmware Update --><SilentAutoFWUpdate>false</SilentAutoFWUpdate><!-- Prompt Silent Auto Firmware Update failures, this configuration is only applicable if 'SilentAutoFWUpdate' is true --><PromptForSilentAutoFwUpdateFail>true</PromptForSilentAutoFwUpdateFail><!-- Enable Firmware System Tray. Default is true to enable --><FirmwareSysTray>true</FirmwareSysTray></Config>Now, re... Read more

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Hi, In Lenovo`s website it says that Sierra Wireless EM7345 FRU 04X6014 has GPS as well. So, I installed it on my x1 Carbon gen2, its network is working perfectly but when I tired its GPS it isn`t. When I open Maps of Microsoft or installed other apps it didn`t work either. So, where could be the problem.. is it the app/program or it`s the modem I am using Windows 10 Pro Thanks,Kushtrim


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Answer:Sierra wireless EM7345 - GPS

Hi, kushtrimIs there location sensor, em7345 related, in the device manager?To force em7345 embedded location receiver to work, Sierra Wireless drivers should be installed and modem virtual ports composition edited. To understand the cituation read this thread and post:

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Hi all,
I got my 5th thinkpad devices X250 since Feb,2015, and I bought a em7345 module from Chinese C2C paltfrom
When I use win7 os,it is ok and updatable
but when I change my os to win10 , problem occurs.
I downloaded the newest drivers from and installed
File directory C:\ProgramData\Intel\LENOVO MBIM Toolkit\FirmwareDatabase\PreInstalled existed.
The newest version is FIH7160_V1.2_WW_01.1529.06_TS_NAND.fls
But when I launch intel MBIM firmware updated,it shows :
"Device not found or removed"
device information and sim information was all blank
When I add flz files downloaded from, it's also not updatable
But I can use the sim internet service 
What a [skipped] thing!
Here are some feedbacks after I run "cmd".
    Name               : Cellular
    Description        : Sierra Wireless EM7345 4G LTE
    GUID               : {6EA411DA-ED15-****-****-36D4********}
    Physical Address   : 00:aa:00:4d:**:**
    State              : Not connected
    Device type        : Mobile Broadband device is embedded in the system
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Answer:X250 -EM7345-MBIM_issues

The firmware updates on reboot or if you have PIN protected SIM card after first connection.

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I've got old 1.1 firmware and because of that (dis-)connecting issues.Using the newest drivers from lenovo (02-2016) I followed the instructions from: edited the config.xml:<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!-- Location of where the firmware database is located. -->
<!-- 0 - turn off Application logging. 1 - turn on Application logging -->
<!-- Max size for debug logger file -->
<!-- Resource file with translated string table -->
<!-- Silent Auto Firmware Update -->
<!-- Prompt Silent Auto Firmware Update failures, this configuration is only applicable if 'SilentAutoFWUpdate' is true -->
<!-- Enable Firmware System Tray. Default is true to enable -->
<!-- Enforce module compatibility -->
<!-- Added new parameter to update firmware at time of Add --&g... Read more

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How to flash the firmware of the sierra wireless em7345 on windows 10 ?  Its not possible through the steps i could find which was only for widnows 8. 

Answer:Sierra Wireless EM7345 windows 10

HiOnce the modem drivers are installed, including Intel flash tool, and the sim card inserted, during laptop cold start the flash service checks out whether newer firmware is available according to current modem fw and the sim card data (more clearly, cellular operator MCC/MNC values), and performs the flashing process if it's needed, in auto mode. You should see appropriate notification from the flash service in the system tray.

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What a pain! The Sierra Wireless EM7345 is so unusable (Windows 8.1 / 10); Deutsche Telekom SIM. Sometimes it works; sometimes it doesn't. Using deal-in tools help sometimes but not always. Called Lenovo; they sent me an replacement (ericsson) ... with not LTE / 4G. Come on Lenovo ... the internet is full of issues with this real worst Sierra Wireless EM7345 module. Fix it!

Answer:X1 - 20BS003NGE - Sierra Wireless EM7345

Hi bbhermann, There have been several updates. Here is the latest:
Did you try it? Tell us more!

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Windows just updated again and now my LTE wireless card no longer works.  In the device manager the Sierra Wireless EM7345 4G LTE hardware has an exclamation mark and the device status lists. This device cannot start. (Code 10){Operation Failed}The requested operation was unsuccessful. I tried updating to the latest driverfrom July, but to no luck. I also tried uninstalling and reinstalling again, but no change.  It seems to prefer the "Generic Mobile Broadband Adapter" driver from Microsoft when I try to update. Any suggestions?

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after the last (automatic) software update I cannot find my EM7345 (it also used to publish a screen asking fro the PIN befeore, now it says "not found or removed" in the adapter status of Access Connections. I have tried to manually reinstall, but it still does not show up, also in the network adapters tab of the device manager. Has anyone a solution?

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Hi.I installed fresh Windows 7 on X250. Touchpad works normaly.To get advantage of using gestures (resize and scrolling with 2 fingers) I installed ultranav (mouse) driver for Windows 7 from Lenovo support page ( (resize and scrolling with 2 fingers) works well. BUT after hibernate / restart / switching off gestures don't work again.I also tried to install ultranav (mouse) drivers for Windows 8, Windows 10, also for Thinkpad X240 - the same situation - gestures work well, but after hibernate / restart / switching off gestures don't work again.I updated BIOS, installed the drivers again - the same situation - after hibernate / restart / switching off gestures don't work again.Please, advice me how I can resolve this problem to use gestures.Thank you for reading and advice

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Hi, I am running Windows 7 PRO on Carbon X1 and I have a constant ?disconnection? problem with the modem. Current firmware is FIH7160_V1.1_MODEM_01.1349.12 ? this is shown in the Intel MBIM Firmware Updater.I downloaded latest Lenovo driver for my X1 Carbon, Windows 7 PRO from Lenovo www and installed it.Then I opened Intel MBIM Firmware Updater as I want to change firmware to V1.2Loaded FIH7160_V1.2_WW_01.1522.02_NAND_Generic.flz.It went OK.When I pressed ?Update Firmware? there is answer:ERROR: Firmware v1522.02 is not intended for this model of the device?. I tried with other firmware versions, eg:FIH7160_V1.2_WW_01.1415.07_NAND.flzFIH7160_V1.2_WW_01.1415.09_NAND.flzFIH7160_V1.2_WW_01.1442.07_NAND_Generic.flzbehave exactly the same I need to upgrade firmware to 1.2 as I have a constant ?disconnection? problem with EM7345.thanksBud

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Hi, I am getting strange errors. Connection might work fine for hours but then it goes nuts. I can connect to my mobile internet provider but no data is moving. Attached a picture of errors. What is this?  


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Answer:T540p Sierra WWAN (EM7345) reliability

Picture disappeared.It says (the Windows 7 network diagnostics program):The mobile broadband network connection operation (context activation) failed with error code 0andProblem with wireless adapter or access point

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Hey Crew, Trying to download drivers for Sierra Wireless EM7345 4G LTE driver for win7 64bit: and getting page not found Can you please direct me to the new link? Cheers,Dean


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Answer:Sierra Wireless EM7345 Unable to download

Hello, servicedesk1I'd assume issue is casued by replacing old drivers and links to the new ones.Get them here: - drivers and firmware package, 2.16.10870.4434, 2016/01/29 - readme

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I get a completly new X1 Carbon, but unfortunately there is NO driver for the WAN Card Sierra Wireless EM7345 on the lenovo page! How can I install this card on my X1 Carbon?Therei s only a driver for EM7355 and this driver is not compatible with the EM7345 in my X1 Carbon! Thanks for your help! Best regards,Johannes


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Answer:X1 Carbon - Driver Sierra Wireless EM7345 ?

Hi, jkuengWhat's the OS installed on your laptop? For win8/8.1 there are no needs for drivers if the card is in MBIM mode. It must work natively in OS. Let's check it. Look at the Device Manager, open Network Adapters item. You should see something with AiarCard. Open Properties, Details tab, pull down Options list, find out an item Compatible ID. Looks like USB\Class_xx&SubClass_xx&Prot_xx). Copy the values and past here. Will look.
Also, could you, please, post here USB IDs of this card? Find it at the same list under Hardware ID item (looks like VID_xxxx&PID_xxxx).

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I am using the EM7345 in my X1 carbon 2014 on a daily basis. It works flawlessly with my local 4G SIM. (No need for APN settings)I went to Spain for a week and tried 2 different providers: Labara and Hits mobile.They are both guesting in Vodaphone's network.In the network connection dialog they both indicate Vodaphone ES with an additional roaming indicator.When trying to connect they both ask for an APN string: After clicking connect it takes like no time till it says "cannot connect," I wonder,Windows bug? (windows 8.1 update)Sierra driver bug?or maybe vodaphone trouble? btw, I also tried a "native" vodaphone ES sim (no need for APN settings)Worked perfectectly ! Any suggestions?         

Answer:Sierra Wireless EM7345 not accepting APN settings

I have exactly the same issue.My thinkpad 8 LTE (sierra EM7345 chip)with windows 8.1 doesn't work if the sim card requires APN configuration!

Thinkpad 8 4G/128 GB LTE 64 bits Windows 10 pro/8.1 pro

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If I have understand correctly EM7345 is made specifically for Lenovo based on their requirements and specifications. Lenovo is also responsible for this firmware....on Carbon X1 etc...   I found an interesting AT command for Sierra Wireless EM7345. The command is ?AT+XCIQ?. There?s the following text string in EM7345 firmware file (it is present in any version so far): +XCIQ CIQ: Carrier IQ enable/disable.Let?s try to get ?help? about this command:  AT+XCIQ=? +XCIQ: (0-1) OK1234AT+XCIQ=?+XCIQ: (0-1) OKSo, we can suppose that 0 disables this Carrier IQ feature, and 1 enables it.Let?s read the current setting of this feature: AT+XCIQ? +XCIQ: 1 OK1234AT+XCIQ?+XCIQ: 1 OKLooks like it?s on by default. Let?s try to switch it off?NOTE: If you?re running firmware earlier than 1522.02, don?t enter the following command!If we try to enter: AT+XCIQ=01AT+XCIQ=0i.e try to disable Carrier IQ, EM7345 will have a fatal crash and reboot into boot flashing mode and it will be stuck there for good.So, Carrier IQ is always on and if you try to turn it off using the above AT command, that will kill the device!With firmware version 1522.02, AT+XCIQ=0 returns OK and there?s no fatal crash like in previous firmware versions. Also AT+XCIQ now accepts 3 possible values with 1522.02 firmware: AT+XCIQ=? +XCIQ: (0-2) OK1234AT+XCIQ=?+XCIQ: (0-2) OKSo, 0 must be disable, 1 enable, and what is 2? Any value gets OK response and t... Read more

Answer:Sierra Wireless EM7345: Who’s spying on us?

Another repost zukota's blog w/o author's mention.

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I'm having problems with EM7345 modem every time I close lid after resume I can't see no more any 3G networks in Windows 10 connection manager, I have to restart my notebook and then I can connect again to 3G network.Could anyone help me with this, I use X240 with Windows 10, modem drivers version- 2.32.10970.4625, firmware version:FIH7160_XMM7160_V1.2_MBIM_GNSS_NAND_REV_4.5 2015-May-12 14:28:08

_____________happy x240 user

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I can use 4G with a China Unicom SIM card, but can't use China Telecom SIM card. What's wrong? ? C:\Windows\system32>netsh mbn sh rad int=* Radio state information for interface Cellular:
Hardware radio state : On
Software radio state : On C:\Windows\system32>netsh mbn sh intThere is 1 interface on the system:

Name : Cellular
Description : Sierra Wireless EM7345 4G LTE
GUID : {24D38066-0CEA-46BD-B9A8-D24763EE7DD1}
Physical Address : 98:81:81:51:5f:57
State : Not connected
Device type : Mobile Broadband device is embedded in the system
Cellular class : GSM
Device Id : 013937007******
Manufacturer : Sierra Wireless Inc.
Model : Sierra Wireless EM7345 4G LTE
Firmware Version : FIH7160_V1.2_WW_01.1528.04
Provider Name :
Roaming : Not roaming
Signal : 0%
RSSI / RSCP : 0 (-113 dBm)C:\Windows\system32>netsh mbn sh read int=*Ready information for interface Cellular:
State : Ready to power up and register
Emergency mode : Off
SIM ICC Id : 89**********************
Number of telephone numbers : 0C:\Windows\system32>netsh mbn sh rad int=*Radio state information for interface Cellular:
Hardware radio state : On
Software radio state : OnC:\Windows\system32>netsh mbn sh cap int=*Device capability information for interface Cellular:
Device type : Mobile Broadband device is embedded in th... Read more

Answer:X1 Carbon 20BS Sierra Wireless EM7345 can't use Ch...

Just my 2cents, but have you tried putting the SIM in a regular handphone/cell phone?  Sometimes, some carriers may require you to "activate" the SIM.  You may also need to put in APN, etc information in the "Advanced Options".

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Dear All, I have a X1 Carbon with Sierra EM7345 WWAN modem. It is all installed perfectly - drivers etc. But id does not recognize the SIM card. I have googled a bit and I can say that:1) I have the drivers OK, I have the WWAN network adapter etc.2) I have inserted the SIM card correctly The SIM card works perferctly if I use the USB 3G stick instead. So the problem is not in the SIM card.I think there is some configuraiton of the Sierra modem which should be done - to switch to 3G/2G or something. Please help - one of the main reasons to buy this laptop was the embedded WWAN. Thanks. Here are some screenshots with the config:

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Answer:Carbon X1 SIM card not detected (Sierra EM7345 WWA...

Hi,1. what's the OS version? Seems it's win8. When did you update the OS last time?2. What's your mobile broadband carrier and country?3. How do you establish internet connection via USB 3g stick? Do you use 3rd party connection manager?

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Hello! I have a T450s with a Sierra EM7345. After a vanilla installation of Windows 10 and Update 1607 I don't get a stable connection with 3G/HDSPA/LTE to O2 with this card. I have used the latest drivers 2.25.10910 and software 2.21.10890. The card shows firmware FIH7160_V1.2_WW_01.1528.04. Energy-Option is set to maximum performance. The connection to O2 is established very quickly, but I have a plenty of time-outs over this card.Does anybody have the same problem or has a solution? Thanks Axel

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May i know whether Sierra AirPrime EM7345 work with ThinkPad W540?


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Answer:ThinkPad W540 Work with Sierra EM7345?

Since it is listed in the official parts-list for the W540: Yes. However, you will need a Lenovo branded card (04X6014, which is the Sierra Wireless EM7345 LTE/HSPA+ 42Mbps M.2 Card).

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Hi Support, I would like to change a setting, so that the Sierra Wireless Adapter only connects to 4G networks. In Windows 10, I cannot see anywhere where I can easily set this. I would expect there to be mobile management software where these settings could be changed. I never want to connects to GPRS, and would like my Sierra Wireless mobile card to only connect to 4G or not connect at all. This would prevent the card dropping down to GPRS when the signal is temporarily weak and force it it to try for a 4G connection. I have had similar functionality on prior USB mobile data cards I.e. Vodafone, and hence the expectation that there would be similar settings on the Sierra Wireless. Thank you, George

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When i located 4G area in SYDNEY, i am able to switch on Wireless WAN Radio, anyhow it doesn't work at all. But when i located 3G area, i can not switch on Wireless WAN Radio, also i can not use internet service. 

Answer:Sierra Wireless EM7345 software request

HiWhat operators are you connecting to? Telstra?What's the OS version on the laptop?Modem behavior above might relate to the error you've described in another thread.

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I am looking for a practical way to upgrade firmware of Sierra Wireless EM7345 on a system without Windows. Either a Linux tool or something that could be booted from USB drive would do.

Answer:Sierra Wireless EM7345 firmware update w/out Windo...

talk to the zukota guys.

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Hi all,I've really been helped by this forum in the past, and really hope you can help with this issue.I've installed the card and installed the driver - all of which has gone down without a hitch. The compute recognises the card with no issues. Unfortunately, however, when a simcard is inserted it does not register the simcard whatsoever - 'Insert sim' is still present.In my searches on this forum it seems this problem is Windows 10 specific - the system does recognise the wireless card but does not recognise the simcard reader. Anecdotally, it seems to work for others when using Windows 7 (although that wouldn't be a fantastic solution in my situation.)Is there any solution for this?Thank you in advance for your time and any responses!Jack

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad T450s, Sierra EM7345 and Windows 1...

Hello, jraynerwin10 doesn't need wwan card's manufacturer drivers for the normal mobile connection, it has a native support that. Additional drivers are needed for the legacy location features via NMEA port, for the custom wwan card virtual devices configuration (like NDIS port etc).So, the 1st thought modem firmware is outdated. Check it out:open command prompt window (cmd) and type in the following stringnetsh mbn sh cap int=*Copy and past an output here (remove Device ID for your privacy).Another version is connection settings, APN mainly. Do you see a cellular network item in the win10 network settings?Anyway, I hope mobile device em7345 is present in the Device Manager w/out errors.

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Hi , I have updated to the 1607 Anniversary Update in August and noticed that my WWAN Sierra Wireless EM7345 had problems starting up after reboot. Because of other problems with the 1607 I reverted back to 1511 and everything was alright again.A week ago I upgraded again to 1607 and again, my WWAN sometimes cannot start when booting up. The error log shows Miniport Sierra Wireless EM7345 4G LTE, {b343453c-24e6-493d-ba47-33eaec4de5e3}, had event Fatal error: The miniport has detected an internal error (details see below). So this clearly has to do something with the 1607 update or the drivers for the WWAN. I am using the latest drivers from the Lenovo website and have also tried to update drivers in device manager. But no luck. What helps to finally start the WWAN is either a reboot (the chances the WWAN is started properly are about fifty-fifty) or clicking WWAN off and on in flight mode options of Windows.  Maybe someone has an idea other than waiting for Microsoft to fix this stupid 1607? Thanks and best regards,Martin  Log Name:      SystemSource:        Microsoft-Windows-NDISDate:          10.10.2016 06:37:19Event ID:      10317Task Category: PnPLevel:         ErrorKeywords:      (16384),(16),(4),(2)User:      ... Read more

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HelloI have a W541 running Windows 7 (64bit). I've found 'Sierra Wireless GNSS Sensor EM7345 4G LTE' appearing with exclamation mark icon in the device manager. Lenovo solution center also shows it as disabled device. I have downloaded and installed latest driver (2.17.10870.4454). After installation the device seems fine in device manager but as soon as I restart the notebook the device appears again disabled in the device manager. I?ve just found in the README file the W541 is not listed as supported model by Windows 7. According to this file W541 is supported by W8 or W10 but unfortunately I?m not able to install any other OS on the laptop.Can I expect to have support for W541 with W7 in a future software release? ThanksZoltan

Answer:W541 Sierra wireless EM7345 GNSS Sensor

I'm having the same problem with my Sierra Wireless 7345 on a W550s running Windows 10. It came with the laptop, so I'm sure it's supposed to be compatibile. I think it's a driver compatibility problem. Unfortunately, I've just chalked it up to the "Windows/Lenovo" tax - some things work, others just don't. I've gotten no reponse from Lenovo.

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I have a X1 Carbon 2nd Gen and recently upgraded to Windows 10. I am having a problem with Sierra wireless EM7345. Whenever i run my computer on battery power Sierra WWAN card doesn't work at all. It shows as unknow device in device manager. There is absolutly no problem while connected to AC power. Any help.

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I have a T440 with Sierra LTE. It works just fine for connecting to mobile networks.But here in New Zealand, one of our providers also provides free wifi hotspots to customers on certain plans. In order to use this though, I have to enter a password that is sent to me by SMS.Is there any way that I can view SMS messages sent to the SIM card that is inside my laptop?At the moment, I have to remove the SIM from my ThinkPad (with all the hassle that involves), stick it into my phone, get the password, then transfer the SIM card back into my ThinkPad (and often as not, there is no power socket nearby, so I can't restart because I had to disable the internal battery when removing/replacing the SIM card).So, if someone can point to a way that I can simply view those SMS messages on my ThinkPad, I will be enernally grateful.


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Answer:A way to send/receive SMS messages on ThinkPad T440 with Sierra EM7345

Use Lenovo Access Connections if OS on your laptop is win7, or Sierra Watcher connection manager for both OS, win7/8.

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HelloI got a totally new T450s with Windows 7 preinstalled. I did immediately an updgrade to Windows 10. Now the Sierra cellular modem is not working properly after inserting a SIM card (which works fine on another laptop). It says "Cellular No Service". The driver that is installed is "generic mobile broadband adapter" and not the Sierra Driver. I downloaded the lates Sierra Driver from the Lenovo website and installed it. Without success, it always installs the "generic mobile broadband adapter".Anyone any idea? ThanksAlexander Avidan

Answer:t450s Sierra Wireless EM7345 not working after upgrade to Windows 10

Welcome, Alexander Do you see broadband item on the cellular settings pane?The most likely cause of issue is APN setting missing in the connection profile. What is your operator name and what profile settings do you see?Win10 doesn't need modem manufacturer drivers for broadband access only, it uses built-in drivers. Also, there are default connection profile settings in the OS. If your operator is missing in that base or connection profile settings differ, you should edit profile on the cellular pane under administrative privileges.Anyway, I'm not sure em7345 modem in the Device Manager's "Network adapters" category in the win10 with OS built-in drivers installed should look like "generic mobile broadband adapter".

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I upgraded my Helix Gen 2 to Windows 10 with few problems except for the Sierra WWAN interface to Windows 10 settings. The cellular button on the wireless menu is greyed out and the cellular option page in settings shows no devices. The adapter setting shows the adapter, and on the Settings, Network & Internet , Airplane mode page show both Mobile broadband and Wi-Fi buttons. WWAN can be enabled by truning off Wi-Fi and turning on Mobile broadband on Airplane Mode settings page. With these settings, I can connect to WWAN Verizon and get to internet but:1. Settings, Network & Internet , Cellular shows no connections2. Wireless pop up menu shows Cellular and Mobile Hotspot greyed out. So, in summary, I can connect to WWAN, but only via Settings, Network & Internet , Airplane mode page using proceedure above. By the way, my upgrade to Win 10, switched on the rotation lock, but I was able to fix that in Win 10 settings in table mode.  

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Hello everyone, I'm a bit desperate because I already tried so much.I'm running Windows 8.1 on my Lenovo X240, BIOS version 2.3 and the WWAN functionality broke about two weeks ago and I'm quite sure that this is related to a few updates that came either with Windows or more likely with Lenovo System Update which had a BIOS update and some driver updates alongside at that time.I cannot even try to establish a connection to the Deutsche Telekom LTE network, because all I'm seeing is "Insert a SIM" in the connection bar.This is what I tried so far:Use a different, well known working SIM card.Re-Install the driver packageUninstall and re-install the driver packageuse the "repair" function of the driver package setupBIOS downgrade from 2.3 to 2.29Disable and enable the WWAN functionality in the BIOSReplace the mainboard (lenovo service technician just went away an hour ago)And I'm still having the same issue. Now it's really nailed down to be either the BIOS or the driver in win 8.1 x64. One thing makes me wonder:When I choose to update the driver in the device manager and the Sierra card details, I'm pointing Windows direclty to the directory that contains the inf files and the device manager tells me that "The best driver software for your device is already installed." and shows me a "Generic Mobile Broadband Adapter". Is this an indicator for Windows completely ignoring all drivers in the setup directory of the driver package?Also, when I lookup the driver details, i... Read more

Answer:X1 Carbon - Driver Sierra Wireless EM7345 showing "Insert a SIM"

Hi, JrgenWhat wwan card related items are there in the device manager now? Are there unknown devices, as well with "1 CDC" context in the name?

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Hi there, I have a W541 with Sierra EM7345.I had and now have a lot of problems with the WWAN-Card, and more like you can read here: And now i cannot reinstall the driver because it's not supported for Windows 7 x64 any more:Sierra Wireless EM7345 Software for Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit), 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad Now I have supported hardware with no driver available?!

Answer:ThinkPad W541 no driver Win7x64 support for Sierra EM7345 any more?

Hi aschulte,
If you have a W541 then you need the driver for the EM7355 card; that's what should be in the system unless the parts list and psref are mistaken.

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I recently ordered 2 laptops about a month ago. I've been foloowing such forums of: have similar results. For whatever reason, the card disables itself.  I've checked the internals and its seated properly.  I've even reseated.  I can only go by what my user, in the field has provided me information about.  It'll work sometimes.  When I remoted in last time, I disable and re-enabled it.  I changed "automatic" to specifics of verizon connection (vzinternet) and changed to override to automatic dhcp ip.  The system seems to have worked for 7 days.  It doesn't work again.  When it disables itself, device manager says its working fine.  Access Connection software from Lenovo freezes up, crashes, or stalls and eventuall kicks back to wifi.  At this point there is no point in contacting support, due to it being a field system with proprietary software.  Knowing that both systems have this problem, I doubt its a hardware problem (other than having the wrong untested card to begin with). The only other suggestion from lenovo would be to reload the system, which is not an option in the field. Therefore I'm faced with sending the user a mifi card from Verizon, because a $200-$300 internal card wont work properly.   I'd ask for a refund if I had enough in the budget to order 4 new laptops. ... Read more

Answer:x250 w/ EM7345 4G LTE + Windows 7 64bit + Lenovo Access = Ridiculousness.

Have you tried older EM7345 firmware versions ? Unfortunately the version I use (in EU) which works so-so is not Verizon specific so it can not help.

__________________________________ThinkPad (1992 - 2012): R51, X31, X220, Tablet 8.Do you care about privacy and security ? Leave Google behind

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Hi All, I have Sierra EM7445 WWAN card and have X250 machine, while seraching the net about how can I use this card on my machine, I found and article on (HERE) about using this wwan card on x250 after changing the vendor and product id's. But author has not mentioned it clearly that How can a layman change the id's. Can anyone here explain about how can I do that ? Thanks in advance ! MK 

Answer:Using Sierra EM7445 on X250

I?m still using a previous generation Lenovo laptop, X240. It includes an m.2 slot for WWAN devices. All WWAN devices are currently using USB interface, and none are using PCI-E, so only USB connectors are required to function in laptop?s m.2 slot. USB version in X240 and X250 is 2.0 only. And Sierra Wireless EM7445 supports USB 3.0 already, so even if the device is capable of receiving LTE data very fast, using carrier aggregation, there still can be a real bottleneck in data throughput, because the device will need to fallback to the older USB 2.0 protocol when coupled with a previous generation laptop, like X240 or X250.Also every time I turn my laptop on or wake up it from sleep, I?m getting a Windows notification ?This device can perform faster. Please connect it to a USB 3.0 port?. Lto 6 tapes

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I'm trying to use XP SP3 on a Dell N5030 that had 7 installed, I've been able to get everything to work except for the cooling fan, it will only be on during booting and as soon as XP is loaded it turns off and after awhile the unit get pretty hot, I immediately turned it off and posted this, please advise.


p.s. I totally reformatted the drive so there is nothing left of 7 and I don't want to go back.

Answer:XP install on Dell Windows7 Laptop, Advice Needed.

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Hi, what are the differences between those models?Quick google image search reveals at least such versions of EM7345:G12Z024.05,G12Z024.05 HFG12Z024.23 HF Which is compatible with ThinkPad T450s?BRW?odek 

Answer:Sierra Wireless EM7345 models: G12Z024.05, G12Z024.05 HF or G12Z024.23 HF - differences?

Hello and welcomeAny FRU p/n 04X6014.

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Question: X250 buying advice

Hello Folks,It's  my first post in lenovo community. Just befor 10 minutes i was very hot to buy the X250 (exactly) as soon availible for academic-people here: As i tried to find out/know more about "using m.2 (whatever) together with 2.5" ssd" i realised, the new X250 has not only positive reviews. So i decide to open this message, asking for advice and a few possibilities.Using both storage devicesI dont ask "is this device working with that together". My question:I like to use a "compatible" m.2 storage (big) and optional a 2.5" ssd (non lenovo) together in the X250. What is possible?Goal: have a lot of storage available (example 250gb m.2 and 750gb 2.5" ssd, non regarding iff this make sence)My general purpose, why thinking buying the X250I like to go back to have only one device for all private purpose, plus a smartphone.So the device shall be light, small, fast, a lot of storage, reliable. For photo editing i like to connect a bigger screen, possible buying a dock or port replicator.So, thats it folks. Hope well to get some aswers. What do you think-pad? Mod: Hope, i did not posted wrong otherwise just delete the post...

X250 alday with me...

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I have bough a UK SIM card for the above modem but am so far unable to activate it using the software toolbox and am unable to edit the properties of the Modem via control panel. Has anyone managed this in any region & more particularly the UK?


Go to Solution.

Answer:X220 - Sierra MC8355 - advice sought on activating different SIM (UK)

TimBassett wrote:
I have bough a UK SIM card for the above modem but am so far unable to activate it using the software toolbox and am unable to edit the properties of the Modem via control panel. Has anyone managed this in any region & more particularly the UK?

I have activated and am using an MC8355 in Australia, so it is definitely possible activate and use it. 
There are no Australian carriers directly supported by the configuration software, but its pretty straightforward to create an Access Connection profile for a carrier, as long as the carrier support Bringing Your Own modem (not all do).
Did you use the Mobile Broadband utility to activate your card?
Which UK carrier are you intending to use?

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I have lenovo x240 with windows 8.1x64 operating systemrecently I have installed xn EM7355 modem for WAN support.After installation the driver system is trying to configure the mobile broadband driver and it fails at the point of 87% giving error 4 (Refer the attached screen shot).Does anyone have the same problem?  is there any solution for this thanks,waiting for a valuable reply  

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So far, after purchasing a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Page Plus Dual Sim Card, I have learned that only certain Sim Cards are compatible with the internal Sierra Wirless EM 7455 Wireless/Cellular modem of my P51.  Page Plus is not compatible.I want to get an inexpensive Prepaid BYOD Sim Card (month by month without automatic renewal)...any suggestions?After an unsuccessful activation attempt with Page Plus..(Which was convoluted an unintuitave) ...can anyone describe a successful activation with a BYOD prepaid Sim Card?...I have tried using theWindows 10 Wireless/Cellular App...Not compatible with my P51.The Internal Sierra Wireless EM 7455 Model is capable with 4G Wireless/Cellular connections with fall back to 3G when the signal isn't strong enough.  Visited my local Verizon Wireless Store and they just look at me funny when I say I want a prepaid Sim Card for my Lenovao Laptop.Thanks,Altoid666 

P51, 1535M Xeon, 512GB SSD x2,64GB DDR4 ECC, Nvidia M2200M, Win 10 Pro, 4K IPS , Intel vPro, Sierra EM7455, WWAN, Model 20 HH.T530,Core i7-3820QM,16GB Ram, Samsung 850 SSD 512 GB, Blutooth 4.0,Ultimate-N 6300, 15.6 FHD, Nvidia NVS 5400M., All software current.,Windows 10 Pro x64 , Office 2013 Professional

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I have lenovo x240 with windows 8.1x64 operating system
recently I have installed xn EM7355 modem for WAN support.
After installation the driver system is trying to configure the mobile broadband driver and it fails at the point of 87% giving error 4 (Refer the attached screen shot).
Does anyone have the same problem?  
is there any solution for this
waiting for a valuable reply

Answer:Help Needed In Setting Up Sierra Wireless EM 7355

HiI hope you mean em7355, so the thread title has a typo. Please, specify.em7355 is useless in Sri Lanka LTE networks as it is suitable for North America networks mainly. Do your SIM card or contract with cellilar operator have LTE only service restrictions? In your country this modem will work in 3G networks only, depending on the cellular operator.

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I know I have a non genuine copy of windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and my computer is sluggish and black screen as the screen saver with the right hand corner non genuine message. I want to buy a genuine version and have been advise it is best to buy the disk. I had a genuine version of windows 7 home premium before my computer crashed and needed a new hard drive and got help from a friend to do this and the windows install..when I buy the new version will I just enter the new product key? Just need advice on what I actually need.

Answer:Need advice on what to buy to replace non genuine version of windows7

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I installed Windows7 1 week ago to try it and now want to go back to Windows XP. I have disc of XP one original and one not, tried with both to run the installation, but when i got the message "Windows is starting..." I think this is right before the Windows patrition program, it freezes and there is a blue screen telling me that i have to check for viruses, to scan the HD, etc. Suggestions how to remove my Windows7 in different way, since i can't access the windows xp program?

I have now Windows7 Ultimate N installed on laptop HP.

P.S. Excuse me for my bad english!

Best regards,

Answer:help needed Want to remove Windows7

Welcome to SF!

I'm sorry you don't like Windows 7. Is there anything we can help you with?

In any case, to remove it, I suggest booting from the original disc. Viruses won't be a factor if you're not in Windows.

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Well I installed this game called Overlord 2 last week, and have been playing it alot with it running fine. However, since yesterday, I've been getting Bluescreen errors after 10-20 minutes of usage every time I run the game! I'm not sure if its because of the game or my pc so I really need some advice.. Here are the error details..

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 17417

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1e
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
I am using a 3-4 months old Dell Inspiron desktop with Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed and running on a 64-bit drive. My graphic card is an ATI Radeon HD 4350.. And also using Avira antivirus program ( The guard was disabled when I was playing the game though )

I also attached the zipped minidump file. Thanks in advance for your help!

Answer:Windows7 64bit BlueScreen error! Help needed please!

Still need help!

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After doing a custom install of windows 7 home premium, instead of an upgrade, I am now having issues acessing the files and programs located in the windows.old file. The shortcuts to these files show on the desktop, however, they cannot be accessed. I also seem to have lost all personal settings. When clicking on any of the shortcuts I get error message, stating the file has been moved or changed. I have unchecked the various hidden files, even system files, and still I cannot get to my information contain in the windows old file...any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

Answer:Solved: Windows7/ windows.old file help needed

You cannot run the programs from the windows.old folder . . you should be able to copy the files from the windows.old folder to the user folder in the new instalaltion.

How did the shortcuts get on your desktop?

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i have windows vista x64 driver for speed touch 330, but i tried to install it in windows7 ultimate x64,it does install,it does work but then gives blue dump screen.i need its windows 7 x64 compatible driver,plz help me....

Answer:Urgent...speedtouch thomson 330 windows7 driver needed!

Have you a vista driver for it on a cd, and have you got it connected via a usb port, if it is usb connected you could locate the usb driver on the cd, and and right click it, and do the following -
If it is a XP driver check compatibility with XP below -

To install a driver in compatibility mode - right click the setup.exe file - click properties - click compatibility - check run in compatibility with vista/xp etc - check run as administrator - leave the rest blank. Start setup.exe and install.

Found you a driver -

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I had Windows7 installed on C:/F:. I had my data files stored on D:. Now I installed WinXpProfSp3 on E:.

From when I installed WinXpProfSp3, I can log on only in WinXpProfSp3. Win7 Is no more accessible now.

I may add I am below average end user with not much knowledge of software.

Any suggestions Sirs ?

Answer:Dual Boot solution for Windows7/WindowsXP needed

Download EasyBCD install it. You will need Net Framework 2.0 SP1 or higher installed also. Open EasyBCD and add an Windows 7 entry Make sure you select the drive Windows 7 is installed on, like shown on the image. Click Add Entry Go to the Edit Boot Menu select your default OS by check marking which one you want to be the default, then make sure the t"boot default OS after options is selected 30 seconds etc...

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I have a few questions before I start reinstalling my laptop with Windows7 (pre-SP1)

1. If I use diskpart to partition the drive/ssd. Then continue the setup of windows7. Will WIndows7 still create the necessary UEFI partition for my device?

2. What if my ssd reports 512-bytes physical/512-bytes logical for sector-width. Will alignment of the primary partition at 1024kb be correct?

3. What does the UEFI partition do anyway.

4. I need a tool that can slipstream any Microsoft update/hotfix/driver (not just whole service packs) into my Windows7.ISO on a USB. What to use. Can Windows updater mini toolkit do it?

5. Are drivers/hotfixes slipstreamed into the setup files deployed and used directly during setup of Windows?

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Unfortunately my disk is broken completely and I am not able to boot it anymore. Is there a way to download somewhere the data from the recovery partition?

My Model: Satellite A660-16Z (italian model)

Operating System: Windows 7

Next I tried to order from the web
the recovery image, but after inserting the serial number, the web-system shows me the message:

For your device no recovery medium can be ordered, because it comes either not from the region of Toshiba Europe, or it is too old for this service

thanks in advance

Answer:Satellite A660 Windows7 home recovery data needed

The notebook belongs definitely to European series so the only plausible reason why you cannot order the recovery disk is: notebook is too old.
In such case you can install only a clean Windows 7 system. The essential drivers are available on the Toshiba EU driver page and could be installed after the system installation.

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I hope someone can help me. I currently work as a Field Support Engineer for the Post Office, but I will soon be changing jobs and working for a local secondary school as Network Manager.
There appears to have been no documenting of the network as it has grown, as many different people have been administering at different times.
I would like your views on how to approach this situation, causing the least amount of disturbance to the network but enabling me to gather as much info as possilbe.

many thanks to you all in advance


Answer:{Advice offered} - Advice needed


My advice: Go in on a weekend and re-install everything

Ok, now onto more practical advice:

Firstly, get a picture of the network. This means getting a floorplan of the buildings, walking around going from room to room, and writing down the number of PCs, the software OS (and service pack level, if applicable) installed, current hardware installed and the router they connect to.

Do the same for your servers. It is vitally important to know what hardware is in each PC, and what the specs of the PC are.

Next, you need to get a Logical map of your network. This is a picture of the IP addresses of the Routers, printers and servers (and workstations, if you are not using DHCP), and where the different subnet's are situated. You need to see what services are installed on your Servers (WINS, DNS, DHCP, IIS, Proxy etc). At this time, it is also a good idea to get a list of the accounts on the Server. You need to see which accounts are being used to run certain services, and make sure that only Service accounts are running those services. Next, you need to take away any user accounts that no longer correspond to people using the system (ie. if Mr Bradshaw last worked at the school 5 years ago, it is time to delete his user account). Ditto with any user home drives assigned to defunct users.

Lastly, you need to compile a list of discepancies. Look at your list created in the forst step, and get an idea of what a standard PC is (ie: Standard PC = at least Pent 200,... Read more

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Finally, it is time for me to get a new PC. I will build it myself. But I have no idea what to get...
I need a PC for video editing and rendering (preferably HD), MS Office, Adobe Photoshop/Premiere Elements v7, and surfing the web (firefox). I also like to overclock.
I would like the PC to have at least 500GB storage (WD), preferably 4GB RAM, and I'd like the PC to be cool and quiet.
I would like the price to be as low as possible (less than $600?).
[For simplicity, the prices should be in USD. I will search for the products myself. In Israel, some components aren't available.]
I do not game on my PC.
Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:New PC - advice needed

Does that ~$600 USD budget need to include a monitor and an OS?

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Question: Advice needed

Hi - my daughter brought a second hand PC (without consulting anyone for advice) which worked fine at first (I am told) and has XP installed.She rang me last week, she said the monitor was blank. I got her to test it on another PC and the monitor works OK. I thought it might be a problem with the graphics card but having now seen the PC it is not booting. On startup the floppy is accessed and then the CD but that's as far as it goes. Keyboard and mouse don't light up so nothing is loading. very diifficult as well as there is no monitor !Anyone got any ideas?ThanksRussG

Answer:Advice needed

Check all the leads inside are connected and that one or more haven't just come loose. I assume that it was a private second hand sale and theres no guarantee? Most companies that sell second hand PCs will give a limited warranty, something like 30 days.

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Hi, I've been advised to replace my CPU fan, as its got quite noisy in recent months.

First off, I need to say that I'm no computer expert, and feel pretty aprehensive about doing anything technical, but if I'm told what to do, I'm OK.

So with regards to this problem, what do you advise?
Can you buy the fans separately? I've had alook but was kinda overfaced by the choice available.
How do I knw which one to get?

Answer:Advice Re: new CPU fan needed

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Question: Advice Needed

I'm having some issues that I would like to get some advice.  We have a laptop computer that we have been using for about a year and usually use Chrome as our browser.  All of a sudden Chrome got really slow so I ran Super Anti Spyware and it found some tracking cookies that it deleted.  I then went to update Malwarebytes and the update failed.  I tried restarting the computer and even doing it in safe mode. So instead of messing with it I reformatted the laptop back to factory defaults on Windows 8.  I upgraded to windows 8.1 and applied all of the updates and installed Avast as my AV.  I put Chrome back on my computer and it is still running horribly slow.  It takes about 15-20 seconds to launch and bring something up on the screen.  I installed Firefox and it is much faster, but as I add my add-ons (adblock plus, WOT, trafficlight, and lastpass) it is getting slow too.  I installed Malwarebytes again and ran a scan and it found nothing.
Last night we got the email from the credit card company that our credit card got hacked at 2:30 in the morning. I don't think the incidences are connected, but I'm starting to get concerned. Is there anyway to check to make sure the lag I'm seeing in Chrome and Firefox (to a much lesser extent) are not connected? I'm wondering if I need to take all of my computers off of the network and rebuild them,  In additon I would resett the network back to its default and setup a new ISID and ... Read more

Answer:Advice Needed

Hi Scott Is it possible for you to list us your computer specs? Maybe publish a Speccy snapshot if you know how (otherwise I can give you the instructions). Also, do you mean a new "SSID"? To reset your network back to default, you would simply have to reset your modem, router or modem/router, whatever you are using and then set it back up.

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Im looking to buy this tv
and to link it to this tower
which is using ubuntu(linux) as an os.
What cables am I going to need, would there be any compatibility issues and so forth
All help would be greatly recieved

Answer:Advice needed please


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Ok, having pop up issues, thanks to previous posts, i was able to get rid of some of the problems but still a couple rag tags that have eluded me. Here is my HJT log and after i will post panda log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:34:12 PM, on 7/23/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Saitek\Software\Profiler.exe
C:\Program Files\Saitek\Software\SaiSmart.exe
C:\Program Files\Saitek\Software\SaiMfd.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Cas\Client\casclient.exe
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Answer:Pop Up Advice Needed

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Question: advice needed

I recently had a problem on my PC at home and would like some advice on how to avoid this situation from happening again in the future.

Two weeks ago I found out that Microsoft dones not automatically download to PCs all of the updates, only the critical ones. So I went to and looked at what updates my PC needed. One of which was an updated modem driver. After updating the driver the PC worked fine until yesturday when I could not web surf then the PC would not recognize the modem. After working with tech support I found that the problem was the modem driver porely written. I have since roled back the PC to a point before the driver was isntalled.

Enough will my tale of woe. I have since looked at and I am wondering what is safe to install? Windows Media player 11? IE7? I don't use IE, but I would like to have it there in case I need to see a web site that demands it. Let's not debate the merits of the web browser I have already made up my mind what I the right thing for me to do. The question is what is safe to download from Microsoft?

Answer:advice needed

At least security patches should be safe to install.I don't know about Media player updates/IE updates/etc,you never know with MS.

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Question: advice needed

Hi all after a long time away from this forum i have come back to ask for your advice on my latest website. please be ruthless as i want it to be the best i can hereThanks allRyan

Answer:advice needed

isn't such a pleasant thing, and your website isn't bad.There are a few spelling errors, and quite a few punctuation errors, but you can fix that - just run your text through a spell-checker. The use of apostrophes is often a problem, and you need to think about it. "childrens" should be childrens' for instance. Get someone to check the text for you - someone who's reasonably good at that kind of thing.It might also be a good idea to provide newcomers with a phonetic guide to the pronunciation of Baha'i

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Question: RAM advice needed

Hi, I have an older HP Pavillion a1430n (AMD 64 3800+) upgraded with additional (2x) 1GB modules of DDR PC3200 400MHz RAM. (2x 512MB factory installed modules still present as well. I have recently upgraded from XP with a clean install of 32 bit Vista home premium. The only thing that this rig is used for is Internet, e-mail, and gaming. I have a PCIe nVidia 9600GT-OC 512MB videocard installed as well. I would like to know if there is anything that I can do with my RAM (add, subtract, replace with other type) to improve the performance of my hardware. Some say the 32bit Vista os can only use slightly over 3GB of RAM, and others say that even though it isn't detected, the extra RAM can actually benefit the hardware. I've got a couple hundred bucks +/- to work with, and I was wondering if anybody here can point me in the right direction. Thanks!

Answer:RAM advice needed

32 bit Vista can only use 4 Gigs of RAM. The mapped RAM includes any other system or component RAM so things like your video card would use some of the allowance, this is why usually only 3.2 - 3.5 is available.SP1 now shows RAM as the installed RAM rather than usuable RAM (the usable figure is still discoverable) so 4 Gigs will appear if it is installed.For a limited number of relatively new chipsets it is possible to release more than 4 Gigs with a "fix".

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Hi, i am buying a new desktop pc and wanted to ask some advice, this is the one i keep going back to when looking around,Acer Aspire X3900 Core i3-530 Desktop PC - PV.SD1E2.022, cheapest price i have seen is 575 can anyone tell me if it is a good buy as i think it is, i dont do gaming but most other stuff we have a go at, like photoshop , just wanted to know if its a decent buy, my last two have been packard bell and this one especially has been pretty good , giving this one to my grandson if i get a new one, thanks for looking and any advice much appreciated

Answer:advice needed on new pc

What about this Medion PC click here+(MD7330)/10013733A1?category=multimedia_pc_20. It has an Intel i5 (quad) core processor, 4Gb of RAM and a dedicated grphics card. Better still it costs 475.

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As I only ever use MSN Messenger my son told me how to remove Windows messenger by unticking the box in the "Add/Remove Windows Components". Unfortunately I made a pigs ear of it by doing exactly the opposite ie I unticked all the other boxes and left the Windows Messenger one ticked I clicked apply and ok and imediately realised my mistake.

I went back and reversed what I had done but since then I worry that I may not have reticked all the boxes I should have. I have XP Home edition SP1 upgraded to SP2 and kept up to date via automatic updates installed on my PC. Can anyone tell me what should be ticked and what not.

Mine now looks as Follows;

Accessories and Utilities;---------Ticked.
Fax Services;-----------------------Unticked.
Indexing Services;------------------Ticked.
Internet Explorer;--------------------Ticked.
Management & Monitoring Tools;--Ticked.
MSN Explorer;------------------------Unticked.
Networking Services;---------------Ticked.
Other Network File & Print Serv;---Unticked.
Outlook Express;---------------------Unticked.
Update Root Certificates;-----------Ticked.
Windows Media Player;-------------Ticked.
Windows Messenger;---------------Unticked.

Is there anything I have left unticked that should be?.

To correct my mistake I needed my XP installation CDROM and found out that it had mysteriously got a crack in it. I managed to borrow one from my son-in-law to do the repair but would like to find out if Microsoft have any sort of repai... Read more

Answer:Help / Advice Needed

My default install of XP Pro has these boxes checked:

Accessories and Utilities
Internet Explorer
MSN Explorer
Networking Services
Outlook Express
Update Root Certificates
Windows Media Player
Windows Messenger

IMO, I'd uncheck MSN Explorer and Windows Messenger tho'

Good luck!

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Firstly I would like to say hello and thanks for having me!?!
I have worked with computers for years now but the more advanced they become the more of a pain they are!
I need to clean up my comp and get rid of some programmes, could anyone tell me what S3 Display is and the other S3 things?
Is it ok to remove them?
Thanks and heres to many more conversations!

Answer:Hi Everyone! New And Advice Needed!

Hello festivalgirl,What type of computer do you have and what operating system?All the S3 stuff is most likely related to your video hardware and as such you should not remove it.

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Question: PDA Advice needed

Hi gang,I was given a hand held PDA for christmas, however it turns out it is no more than a glorified pocket organiser, whn what I need is something with pocket word. This is what I know, what I don't know is where to start. The gismo I had I have now taken back to Dixons and received 150 credit vouchers. What I need is a little advice as to what I should be looking for. I have no problems searching the internet for the best deals on any suggestion, but need some ideas. I would like to:Word process, and connect to internet,...Not really bothered about flash fast gismo, just something I can write my novel on whilst I am travelling, and where i can get onto the internetAny ideas...:)

Answer:PDA Advice needed

I have an Ipaq 2210.This comes with a pocket version of Word.Look for PPC's with Msoft Windows Mobile.I'm very happy with mine.

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Hi there

I have a HT log from a friend on another forum I use.
I have used cwshredder to get rid of a search/homepage jacking
and have the second HJ log file.

I think I have identified some problems and I would like some further help/advice on how to proceed.

There are a couple of things I am not sure about and my search on google has revealed a possible virus/trojan issue.

If I post the HT log file would someone be kind enough to help me out please.

I am learning how to help people with these annoying hijacks and would welcome some further advice if that is possible.
Regards zzedd

Answer:HT.log help and advice needed please

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Question: Advice Needed....

Hello Everyone...
Will you be a good choice to buy Nokia Lumia 1520 or should I wait for 830?

Answer:Advice Needed....

They aren't exactly comparable in that the 1520 is still king of the hill in features and stuff.
The 830 is lower end and is placed in the middle, as opposed to the 1520 which is at the top.
Take a look at the devices, see what you value, taking price where you are into account.

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Hello again. I have an Asus P4C800 deluxe mobo and currently have generic 2x512mb pc 3200 DDR SDRAM installed in dimm slot 1 and 3.

I am going to buy OCZ EL DDR-3200 400MHz PLATINUM Memory 2GB (2x 1024MB) D/C Kit P.N. - OCZ4002048ELDCPE-K this week.

I'd like to know if i am able to keep the old ram in the system and use the new ocz ram as well. Or will there be a conflict? When i asked my local computer tech guy down the street he told me that I should not mix and match ram. It could cause system to freeze up or files to go corrupt. Is this true?

Do my settings look ok?

here is my cpu-z report that might help to get a better picture of my specs:

CPU-Z version 1.35.

Number of CPUs 2 (1 Physical)
Name Intel Pentium 4
Code Name Northwood
Specification Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
Family / Model / Stepping F 2 9
Extended Family / Model F 2
Brand ID 9
Package mPGA-478
Core Stepping D1
Technology 0.13 um
Supported Instructions Sets MMX, SSE, SSE2
CPU Clock Speed 2398.8 MHz
Clock multiplier x 12.0
Front Side Bus Frequency 199.9 MHz
Bus Speed 799.6 MHz
L1 Data Cache 8 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L1 Trace Cache 12 Kuops, 8-way set associative
L2 Cache 512 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64 Bytes line size
L2 Speed 2398.8 MHz (Full)
L2 Location On Chip
L2 Data Prefetch Logic yes
L2 Bus Width 256 bits
CPU Name Intel Pentium 4 (logical unit)

Mainboard and chipset
Motherboard manufacturer ASUSTek Computer... Read more

Answer:RAM Advice Needed...PLEASE

although you shouldn't mix memory will sometimes work...but if you are getting a matched set...I would say dont mix them with the old memory..the timimgs you show are NOT fast timings and could slow your new memory up..just sell the old stuff to someone who can use it

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Question: Advice needed

does this look ok or is my system underperforming? Thing is i was told i needed to up my ram voltage to 2.7AMD Version AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+ External Clock 208 MHz Maximum Clock 3200 MHz Current Clock 2080 MHz Type Central Processor Voltage 1.7 V Status Enabled Upgrade ZIF Socket Designation Socket 754 Voltage Values: CPU Core 1.55 V +3.3 V 3.31 V +12 V 12.22 V DIMM 2.58 V Motherboard Properties: Motherboard ID 01/16/2004-nForce"-6A61CG0AC-00 Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-K8N Pro Front Side Bus Properties: Bus Type AMD Hammer Real Clock 208 MHz Effective Clock 208 MHz Memory Bus Properties: Bus Type DDR SDRAM Bus Width 64-bit Real Clock 208 MHz (DDR) Effective Clock 416 MHz Bandwidth 3328 MB/s

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Hi Guys.I am planning on buying a new PC. My current Dell Dimension 2400 is over five years old and its Pentium 4 processor is starting to grow tiresome. I am near filling its 80gig of Hard drive space also. Its very slow. And as for the 750megs of Ram. Well....So, I have decided now is the time to buy a new one. I have spent the past week getting advice from Dell, but nothing beats getting an unbias opinion from those who know what they are talking about, so here is the Spec of the PC I have finally decided upon.Dell Inspiron 546 - 399 before customisedComponentsGenuine Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 - EnglishAMD Athlon? 64 X2 Dual Core 5400 (2.8GHz, 512kx2)Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student - English Added - 701 Year Limited Warranty - Collect & ReturnDell IN2010N 20? Widescreen Consumer Flat Panel Monitor - UK4096MB Dual Channel DDR2 800MHz [2x2048] Memory I added extra RAM 30500GB (7200rpm) SATA Hard DriveIntegrated ATI Radeon HD3200 GraphicsDVD +/- RW Drive (read/write CD & DVD)Dell Multimedia USB Keyboard Black - UK/IrishDell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - BlackAccessoriesNo Security/Anti-Virus Protection - EnglishIntegrated 7.1 Channel High Definition AudioNo Speakers (Speakers are required to hear audio from your system)19-in-1 Media Card readerNo ModemServices & SoftwareNo Accidental Damage SupportDataSafe Online Backup 2GB 1 yearAlso IncludesInspiron 546 Minitower with Black BezelInspiron Desktop 546MT Resource DVD (Diagnostic & Drivers)Englis... Read more

Answer:Advice needed for the new PC I want to buy

Anyone able to help?

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I am working on a domain migration, but before for i do this i would like to make sure that both DNS and WINS are working perfectly cross-site. This is the first time i am working in a network that has multi-sites, with multi-domains and the users from each domain log on from the others physical network. My company had bought another company and they are going to be merging the 2 companies into 1 with a new name.

What i am looking for help with is, how DNS and WINS should be setup.

We have 2 sites connected with a MPLS.
At the moment we have 3 domains, Parent/child domains(Site1) and a external trusted domain(Site2).
The parent was setup as a placeholder pretty much and the majority of users are in the child domain.(eventually we will merge the external trusted domain to the Parent domain and move all of the users/computers in the child domain up to the parent.

Now machines and users from the trusted domain have been physically moved to Site1, but are still on the trusted domain. For the most part they work fine, but randomly there are some DNS or WINS issues. I have been banging my head to try and fix these issues but they are intermitten, sometimes an ipconfig /flushdns fixes the issue, sometimes it doesn't, eventually the dns error will fix itself but even that time is random. I have noticed anytime this issue happens if i disable the DNS Client service it will start to resolve properly but eventually the issue comes back. When this happens to one user, other user... Read more

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I am looking to buy a TV from this company click here but every time i try and put the TV in the shopping cart internet explorer address bar and google search bar goes red and a message appears telling me not to procede any further. has anyone here ever used this company or is it just a spoof web site.they are based at 116 Gloucester Place LondonDoes anyone have a telephone number for them.

Answer:OT Help advice needed

No wont open for me either, Problem with site security, Better maybe getting it elsewhere.

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Question: Advice needed

I bought a pc for 40.00 and thought i was getting a good deal. I have spent loads on more in buying extra bits & have been told that really i got conned, the pc itself is about 8 years old and is very slow. It is loaded with win98 & i am having problems with insufficent memory, it has 64mb of ram. I wanted to know if anyone could advise me whether or not it would be worth buying a new motherboard or hard drive or whether this would just be throwing good money after bad?I havent a clue about prices etc and really dont want to get conned again. I am just annoyed about spending all this money on the computer in the first place, when it seems so useless... can anyone give me any advice atall?

Answer:Advice needed

Can you give us the current specs including the stuff you bought?

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I'm wondering what I should be looking for in terms of specifications when I go for a new computer? I want it mainly for photography. I now have a 8 megapixel camera which does of course produce very big files and consequently my present computer is much too slow. What features are advised?

Answer:Some advice needed.

for photo editing you will want plenty of ram and lots of storage so 512+ of ram and 120gig hard drive would be a good starting point. any modern pentium or athlon processor will do really but dont go for less than a 2gig p4 or athlon equivelent unless you have to. you will need a copy of windows so make sure its xp.get a monitor that looks nice to you 19' crt or 17' tft at minimum. a seperate graphics card is not that important unless you wish to play modern games and onboard sound is fine if only using small desktop speakers but dont settle for less than 5.1how much do you want to spend and what else is it going to be used for. spend as much as you can afford and get the highest spec you can now as it will last longer.

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Question: advice needed!

Hard-drive! My installation of windows on my hard-drive recently errored and so i thought it was about time to delete it. In doing this, my partition with windows on it has somehow become errored and i have been running scandisk on it for about 5 hours and it is only at 9%!! The partition is only 10GB and yet it is constantly finding:'Some data is stored in a damaged area of drive E:.....'I believe the actual physical hard-drive is damaged but want someone else to verify this for me before i start complaining!

Answer:advice needed!

are you running scandisc in safe mode?what is your operating system?madboy33

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Question: AGP Advice Needed

My system is a Dell 1.8GHz, 768 MB Ram, winxp serv. pk 2

I have problems playing certain games and I'm wondering if my AGP card needs to be upgraded. The one I have now came with the computer and is 172 pin. I do know that I have nVidia GeForce2 MX/MX 400 and someone here already told me to replace it because it's old.

The problem I have is that when I try to play certain games my screen flickers black, like the game is about to begin, but nothing happens, the game doesn't turn on. I downloaded and installed a Power Puff Girls game from cartoon network (it showed in the add/delete program file) but it would not play. This happens on quite a few games so I'm guessing that its my AGP card that can't handle the graphics?

I'm not too up on this card thing so please advise me as to what to do about this problem. Thanks.

Answer:AGP Advice Needed

is this a flash game? because they aren't too heavy in the graphics department

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Question: Advice Needed

Hi there.

Every couple of months or so I've run into this virus and each time it is getting harder to get rid of (the last time I had to restore to factory settings and even then it wasn't fully gone). I was wondering if there is an anti-virus programme that'll block this from downloading itself onto my machine before it's too late?

I currently have Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, Windows Security Essentials, SUPERantispyware and Hitman Pro all installed. Is this too many and is there any better alternatives out there?



Answer:Advice Needed

Choosing a security toolkit with anti-virus, firewall and anti-malware programs is a matter of personal preference, your needs, your technical ability and experience, features offered, user friendliness, ease of updating (and upgrading to new program release), ease of installation/removal, available technical support from the vendor and price. Other factors to consider include detection rates and methods, scanning engine effectiveness, how often virus definitions are updated, the amount of resources the program utilizes, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system. A particular anti-virus that works well for one person may not work as well for another. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your use and your system. There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no best anti-virus. For more specific information to consider, please read Choosing Your Anti-virus Software and How to choose a firewall.No single product is 100% foolproof and can prevent, detect and remove all threats at any given time. Just because one anti-virus detected threats that another missed, does not mean its more effective. The security community is in a constant state of change as new infections appear. Security vendors use different scanning engines and different detection methods such as heuristic analysis or behavioral analysis which can account for discrepancies in scanning outcomes. Depending ... Read more

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Question: Advice Needed !

Is it possible for something to access my phone number and dial 090 sex line numbers making it look like a member of a holdhold has physically dialled them? I am in dispute with Carephone Ware house about such a problem. Assuming it is how can I prove it? My broadband services provider is Tiscalli. Since this has happened now have Norton internet and security.

I have now ensure that 090 number are barred on my phone, have payed my usual direct debit amount, put in a disbute letter to customer services and cancelled by direct debit for now. Can they turn my phone off as yet? Help

Thanks you


Answer:Advice Needed !

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Question: advice needed

ive just installed avg free +spyware terminator+ zone alarm firewall on my computer just want ot no if i've got enough protection any help would be good

Answer:advice needed

I would add SpywareBlaster,And would also recomend WinPatrol.And McAfee Site Advisor.I presume that you meen Avg-Virus Maybe One other Spyware program,A Squared there are loads to choose from and most are free.And keep your Host File Up-dated.

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Need advice. Long story, but point I am at: New CD rom intstalled by a computer shop. I had bought the drive, previously, but never installed, bought new PC. Got the old PC going and CD drawer does not open, no lights etc. Thought maybe driver not installed, so went that whole route. Formatted C, started from scratch, can not restore Win 3.11 as can not use a CD, had 3.0 on floppy. Have checked power cable, OK. Drawer looks jammed, called computer shop that installed, by the way, they never put screws back when putting cover back on, told me drawer should open and it did and was all set when it left their shop. Told me to bring PC back, but will have to pay a $47. diagnostic fee up front, before they will look at it. Contacted drive manuf. and they tell me to take it back and make him check it as it sounds as if it is mechaniclly broken. If I am going to pay $47 for him to diagnose this, then have to buy a new drive and pay to install, would I not be better off, buying a new CD drive on my own and installing. I have done some upgrading on that PC as well as my newer one in the past. I only paid $24 for the drive, it was on sale and got a $20. rebate at the time. Warranty would not be in effect, as drive was purchased a good two years ago, although I never opened or removed from package.
I really don't think I have any recourse with the computer
shop. I am giving the computer to a granddaughter and really do not want to put any great amount of money into this old machine... Read more

Answer:CD-Rom advice needed

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Question: Advice needed....

Im thinking of buying this graphics card : Radeon 9550 256mb DDR 128bit
Do you think it'll be a good buy or is there something better for around the same price..

Answer:Advice needed....

What is the price?

What do you want to play with it?

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Hi to all of you

I have been reading your excellent site for a while and have learned a lot of stuff.

I have a couple of questions for starters.

I have purchased an Olympus C 300 digital camera and need a few accessories.

Firstly the Smart card is only a 16mb one..I went to Dixons and asked for the upgrades..they quoted 39 for a 64mb card and 70 for a 128mb card. I have looked in a PC mag and have seen these much cheaper. My question is are they made for each brand as all I see in the adverts are the card without it stating any particular brand. I would like a 128mb card ideally but would do with the 64mb card if I have to pay Dixons prices.

Second question is storage. My idea is to save all pictures to a master folder...hopefully on a disc separate from the hard drive..a CDwriter is my next purchase. At the moment I am storing the originals in a folder..if I then use MGI photosuite I can make a thumbnail record of each set of pictures for easy access. If I then transfer the files to disc I presume the filepath will be broken and my thumnails won't expand on MGI as they won't be able to locate the folders on disc. I presume I would be better of creating the thumbnail albums when my originals are saved to disc so that the filepath will be correct.

Is this the best way of keeping photos?...a set of originals ..and then when I enhance any of them save them again as another filename so keeping the originals untouched.

I have been using the default HQ setting... Read more

Answer:A Bit Of Advice Needed

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Question: Advice Needed.

Wondered if some body could give me a little help. I am wanting a new computer, XP and interent (not needed for gaming ETC). Wondered if this was any good, i am not looking to spend over 250. THanks in advance.

Oh by the way great forum

Answer:Advice Needed.

Can anyone please offer me some quick advice. Tell me if this PC is any good?

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Ok, had lots of problems since we installed ntl netguard following signing up to brodband. After alot of messing i managed to eradicate the netguard from the system and all seemed to be well for about a day. I was then informed by someone else that the computer had been messed with somehow and something opened msdos, a load of dodgy stuff appeared on the computer which i have deleted to a point where i can actually get on the net now without the computer dying. However, i cannot hit links, and so can't provide my system info from the link download, being a computer dunce all i know is that we have 350 meg of ram if that helps.

I cant seem to make an attatchment either, i assume it's the paper clip, the screen freezes when i try, it seems everything i try to do to help my system benign or otherwise becomes an impossability. I will try to post the hijack log info, if not any info on how i could get it to someone to have a look at would be great, in fact any help at all would be marvellous as i'm about an inch away from dismantling my computer with a well known pc tool, the steel toe capped boot and buying a new one which i really cant afford. Also, the virus/registry/spyware software has picked stugff up and removed without really doing anything to remedy the situation. Internet is slow, pc freezes, and generally i can't do a great deal with it. Thanks.

-After the screen disappearing for the sixth time while trying to make the attatchment of the hijac... Read more

Answer:Advice needed please.

Welcome to Majorgeeks!

I'm not sure if you are having malware problems or other problems. Please try to run as much of the below as possible. It is in your best interest to try and run all of it. Attach the logs requested if you can. If you cannot attach them, then post them in line with your message and I will attach them.

Please follow our standard cleaning procedures which are necessary for us to provide you support. Also there are steps included for installing, running, and posting HijackThis logs as attachments.

Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support
Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.
Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.

After doing ALL of the above you still have a problem make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps in the below link to properly use HijackThis and attach a log:
Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis

Make sure you also rename HijackThis.exe as suggested in the procedures. Use analyse.exe for the new name. This is very important due to some new infections going around.

When you return to make your next post, make sure you attach the following logs and that you have run these scans in the following order too:

[*]runkeys.txt - the... Read more

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Hello, I am trying to clean my grandmother's computer for her. I have installed and run several program like AVG Free, Spybot S&D and Adaware however, the computer is still extremely slow if I start in in anything other than Diagnostic Start-up or a very restricted Selective start up.

It also seems to get a lot of "Virtual Memory Low" error messages and often just completely freezes.

Please forgive me but I am going to post both the hijackthis log as well as the startuplist txt file it generated. I'm not sure if you need both but will post them just in case.

I appreciate any help and advice on what to clean up in order to get her computer back to a decent state. I am also open to any suggestions for good programs to keep on here if the ones list above (ie. AVG, Spybot, etc.) should be replaced with something else.

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:43:49 PM, on 4/12/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
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Question: advice needed

lol people,can anyone help me overclock a Radeion 9200SE? and is there an overclock panel in the catalyst driver?much appreciated.ben

Answer:advice needed


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Question: Advice needed

Hello all below is my dxdiag for my computer and i was just wondering if anyone can tell me where i can get the driver updates for my computer as it seems to be running a bit slowly lately and sometimes it crashes when i play games like RCT3 etc.

Thanks in advanced for any replys to this post.

System Information
Time of this report: 5/7/2010, 12:07:50
Machine name: SIMON
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp.050928-1517)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Packard Bell BV
System Model: 00000000000000000000000
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 1022MB RAM
Page File: 514MB used, 1940MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 SE
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Answer:Advice needed

Even if you were to update any drivers from the makers site ie: for the Realtek or the Nvidia, this is NOT the cause of the system running slowly. It may, if the drivers have a slight enhancement for the Nvidia make RCT (whatever it is - I am not a gamer) play a little smoother OR if by the slighest chance there was a bug in the particular driver you are using stop the crash with that game. However that is extemely unlikely.
Here is the link for the latest driver for the 7300SE.
CHECK when you get to the link that it has stayed ON THE CORRECT page, if it has not simply select GeForce and series 7 and your Operating System ie: XP presumably 32 bit so that is just XP as against XP 64 bit and then check that the driver offered is for the 7300SE.
Try this driver first, BUT I will be amazed if it solves anything.
Post back, when you have tried the driver.
You may EDIT out all the dxdiag log, it is NOT required, whoever is helping will ask for the info ONLY as it is needed.

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I am running Windows 10. I currently attach a hdmi cable from laptop to tv. Is it possible to stream one thing from laptop onto tv screen and simultaneously surf the net using laptop monitor?


Answer:Help and or advice needed

If the laptop supports multi monitor setup it should work, you could play something, e. g. a movie, on one screen (tv) and on the other (laptop) you could still do something else like web browsing. Just connect the tv to the laptop, go to display settings and try to set it up as two monitors.

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Question: Advice needed

I was going to buy a cheap new graphics card. One which would have a dvi connection with it as my current one (old) nvidia fx 5200 doesn't have, this then would enable me to connect pc through dvi with my 24" monitor & then also enable me to connect xbox 360 through vga.As you will see i play my xbox360 & not games on pc just as i said looking for one with dvi connection.I was thinking of buyingGEFORCE AGP FX5500 256Mb DDR, DVI, TV OUT ... 24.99.Can someone advise please & tell me what they think?

Answer:Advice needed

This will sort your needs click hereBut I fitted a 9550 of the aboveclick here

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