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Files saved from Macs don't have ext.'s when read on Win. Need sftwre 2 read & convrt

Question: Files saved from Macs don't have ext.'s when read on Win. Need sftwre 2 read & convrt

Hey there...ok...I have some files that are saved from the Macs at school...when I take them home to my PC (Win) they don't have the extensions on them...when I originally save something from Windows and take it to a Mac and modify and save it then take it back to my PC it still has the extension and keeps it since it was added by Windows...

So I am wondering there a program for Windows that recognizes Mac files and andds the extensions back??? I hate when I start work on some things at school and have to add the extensions to all the stuff I created when I take it back guess is the Macs store the extensions or what the file opens up with or whatever in their "._(filename)" files...that's annoying too...for every file you have another is created with a "._"...

Any help on this??? THANX

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Answer: Files saved from Macs don't have ext.'s when read on Win. Need sftwre 2 read & convrt

I've never had that problem. If you save it as a "xxx" type document it doesn't matter if you have the software that created it on both Mac and PC (or software that can read the format) so I don't know how/what is going on with your situation.

BTW my experience is with using Word (forgot which version but it's on OS X) on a Mac and OpenOffice on my PC.

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i posted a request for help yesterday but got no help so i'll try again. when i try to open files from my memory stick. ie cv's and letters on office one v7 fom vista they keep showing as symbols, letters and numbers on the screen and scattered everywhere. the files that they where originally written on the stick where done on an xp computer. is there any way of fixing this problem so they can be read properly. or can you help me find the software i need to open and read the files. any help will do.i desperately need some of these files. thanks.

Answer:please help me read my saved files

What program(s) were this used in before saving to the memory stick?
What program(s) are trying to open these files with from the memory stick?

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I am putting all my digital pictures from my new digital camera onto CD and it is all going fine, I can view them all as a slideshow. But I have a problem.They are all saved as 'Read Only', so I can't transfer them back to my hard drive if I want to.Is there any way of making them NOT Read Only, and to avoid this when saving to CD in future?DRiM

Answer:CD Files saved as 'Read Only'

I regularly copy my digital pictures to CD-R for safe keeping. They are always "read-only".If I need to, I copy them back to a folder on my hard drive, and change the attribute by removing the tick against "read-only". To do this, after copying the picture file(s) to your new folder, right click on a picture, then choose "properties", and remove the "read-only" tick.

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Compaq Presario running W98SE. Saved my mp3 files by burning to CD's using DeepBurn. Did Full System Restore, finally able to replace things. Reinstalled MusicMatch Jukebox without problem. Have repopulated music library with first saved CD, about 150 tunes, about 1000 to go. Good news is that all 150 came through and are playable. Bad news is that they all are showing as "Read Only" which means that MMJB won't allow me to amend the track tags. Is this (admittedly small) problem resolvable?

Answer:Saved mp3 files are "Read Only"

Update: I kind of figured out how to solve the problem...went to an individual mp3 file, right clicked to Properties and unchecked the "Read Only" box and checked the "Archive" box. (I was brave on this only because I picked a tune that I have on a store-bought CD). Went back to MusicMatch and now I can change the track tags! But now the question is do I have to do this on 1000+ files, or is there a way to batch this chore?

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I have been given a 3 year old computor with xp home edition.I tried to access some files on this machine from a CD RW disk which I had saved items on my other machine with win98. Both machines are identical in speed and ram.It comes up as saying File is empty.Any help pleaseThanksFred

Answer:XP will not read files saved in win98

Hi, if Windows XP has been formatted as NTFS file system, then it will not be able to read Win 98 files, Win 98 is formatted as FAT32. I don't know if there are any programs that will convert your Win 98 files to NTFS, but it worth checking.

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Suddenly I cannot read any of my saved txt files in notepad. I have hundreds or thousands of these files that I need desperately. The files open, but there are some strange characters instead of the regular text. I CAN open the same files in Word. Is my notepad corrupted? Is this from a virus?PLEASE HELP!

Answer:Cannot read saved txt files in notepad

It sound like a "Rich Text" problem.If you make a txt file in notepad and open it in problemMake a txt file in word and open in notepad and you will get what looks like.))000000000000000#.Open Word type is anything and then go to save....Look at all the options....So what are your text files being saved as(What format) in Word?

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cant read wordpad and notepad

Answer:i cant read my saved files in wordpas

What happens when you try to read them? Is it an error message or do the documents just come out as gibberish? Assuming they haven't become corrupted in some way, are you sure they are .txt documents (which, for all intents & purposes, is all that Notepad can handle)? Check the suffix and if you haven't got any other word processors on your system, try opening them on another computer."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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I am trying to play a game, and the game cannot access previously saved games. When i contacted support forums, it mentioned windows 10 saves files as read only and that is why it is not showing up.
what can i do?

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Creating a new Folder as read only and would like to have all files placed into that new Folder become read only as they are added or moved into that read only Folder. If Windows 7 cannot handle this is there any kind of software utility Haddon I can get to perform this task?

Answer:Folder read only and want all files placed in to become auto read only

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You might describe your environment a bit more = how many users and what is yours and their user account status ?
See if this helps,

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heres the thing i installed a program and then later took it out and some of it stayed behind i have made shore the its not read only if it is i make it not read only but then at say the it may be read then i look it say that its read only again plus other files are not read only and they wont delete so plz help and thank you

Answer:detele read only files that say they are not read only

To remove something that refuses to go, I use a program called MoveOnBoot
You right click what you want eliminated, select moveonboot and it offers you choices. You'd select remove on the next reboot.

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I have some documents, like all my addresses and phone numbers files. I cannot go into them it says to open them using another appropriate program. i tried using Notepad but it comes out with little squares like it is unreadable but there. What can i do to get into my files? they are saying they are RTF files? and that they cannot open , what happened?

Answer:Cannot read my saved documents

If you're using MS Word then open Word > Help > Detect and Repair

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Wrote and sent an e-mail and saved ie Save As.Which was saved to my documents via Word.When I open Word and try to read e-mail its all in code. Question, is it possible to read as the original?RegardsNoels

Answer:Can't read saved e-mail

It will be in .eml format unless you are talking about an attachment in .doc format that you saved. This could also present problems as Office 2007 uses .docx documents which are not compatible with older versions of Word.

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Emails I have saved can't be opened by Adobe Reader but can open with Windows Live Mail, the files are described as .eml, Should I do some update?

Answer:Saved emails not read by Adobe

As far as I know Adobe Reader can only open .pdf files

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Hi Can anyone help me. Below is a sample of what each saved conversation window looks like. I do not know if my kids have done something to msn messenger and the way it saves conversations . Is the below some sort of code, and if so can I get anyone to tell me how to convert it to readable text. Thanks
Ǿ$J_UI.Y32SKz3dmW=]mjHw-A*2a)y: _
I2Do4+29~ xP>ObC6c On< ࣩjH7ҒrF|1
; Z~}cǬY<7OEy>[email protected]+S9+ﻜYXfC`]B1 4 HoJ

Answer:cannot read old saved msn messenger conversations

Which file format is the conversation in and which program are you using to view it ? It may also be encrypted.

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apologies i placed this in wrong forum (DOH) to explain more clearly. my prev pc had win me etc, my new one has xp pro, my problem is i have a cd which i backed up pics from old pc but when placing cd in new pc i get the thumbnails but cant view them any ideas? please. cheers. johnny.

Answer:cant read jpegs from cd saved on old system

johnny, what program are you trying to view teh jpegs in. If you don't have a suitable program (I don't know if XP has one included), then download and install Irfanview from click here

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saved pics to cd...can see that cd is burned but when put into cd drive, computer recognizes it as a blank cd. why? and how do i get cd open?

Answer:unable to read saved media on CD

try the CD on a different PC and see if it is recognized. It could be that the CD was not finalized.What program did you use to burn it to CD?Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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Dear All,

I am currently facing this problem with both Firefox and IE -->

"rar.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read"

it doesn't matter which type of files (.avi or .mkv and so on) I tried to download, but this problem keep on showing up.

It happens only to my this recently bought computer and I tried it with my old computer, downloading using the same link but everything is ok......

Could anyone please help?? I am sure it is not my ISP problems but my computer problem, and I am living in a student hostel and connect my LAN cable to the hostel's network adapter.
Thank you......

Answer:rar.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read

What anti-virus? Does the problem persist wit the anti-virus still active?

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I have really messed up this time. I use Win 2000 with OE6 & NAV. I was trying to see why my Windows Explorer said I had 56 MB of stuff in my Deleted emails folder although it showed no messages when I viewed the folder. I used Notepad to open the Deleted.dbx file & there was indeed a large amount of data there. I tried deleting the data but & ultimately ended up erasing the data and re-saving the file. It didn't seem to do anything to the size of the file.

The problem is that now when I look at my Inbox (which I didn't intentionally touch) I only see emails that have come in since I messed with that Deleted folder. All of my older emails are missing. The good news is that the Inbox.dbx still shows a large amount of data so I hope they can be recovered. My best guess is that I have changed the encoding into something that OE can't read. The readable OE folders show ISO encoding; when I re-saved the Deleted folder it didn't offer ISO so I tried ANSI. I have already tried resaving some test files in the other options offered under Notepad but no luck

Please, please tell me how can I recover my older Inbox items & get back to where I was this morning.

Answer:Can no longer read saved Inbox emails

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Have a look at the file extension it should be a .doc file. If it isn't then right click the file and you should be able to select "Open with" try opening it in say Notepad or Wordpad. Make sure the tick is out of the box to always open with.

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I'm trying to download a powerpoint but everytime i try it says this ppt.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read.
I don't understand why? I've tried different browsers and even different computers but this still happens, yet my friends can download it without any hassle and when they try sending me it the same thing comes up, Does it have something to do with my internet provide (Virgin) It's really annoying as i need to download powerpoint for my college work.

Thanks, will appreciate any help and advice. x

Answer:Ppt.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read. Really Annoyi

If anybody is tempted to reply to this be aware that the same question is posted elsewhere.

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I have to admit that I am struggling with Windows 10. I prefer Win XP, I'm used to Windows 7 but I'm stuck with Windows 10. At the age of 75 change does not go down too well. For weeks I've been having trouble with Firefox not saving settings, losing it's history, ignoring changes I make with about:config and today I've noticed that the AppData folder is set to readonly. I take ownership of the folder, I remove the readonly setting but then the "apply" button is greyed out when I check I find that the folder is still set to readonly. I've tried restricting what I'm doing to just the Mozilla folder, the result is the same, after taking off the readonly attribute the "apply" button is greyed out. I have very little hair left, what I have is rapidly disappearing. I would very much appreciate any help that some kind soul may be able to provide.

Answer:Firefox settings not being saved - AppData folder is read only

This belongs in the Browsers and Email section.

Do an on-line search for "Firefox does not save settings" (without the quotation marks.) There is plenty of advice available; once you have found that, but are still having problems, then return here with specific questions as to how to proceed, etc.

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I have to admit that I am struggling with Windows 10. I prefer Win XP, I'm used to Windows 7 but I'm stuck with Windows 10. At the age of 75 change does not go down too well. For weeks I've been having trouble with Firefox not saving settings, losing it's history, ignoring changes I make with about:config and today I've noticed that the AppData folder is set to readonly. I take ownership of the folder, I remove the readonly setting but then the "apply" button is greyed out when I check I find that the folder is still set to readonly. I've tried restricting what I'm doing to just the Mozilla folder, the result is the same, after taking off the readonly attribute the "apply" button is greyed out. I have very little hair left, what I have is rapidly disappearing. I would very much appreciate any help that some kind soul may be able to provide.

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ok do makes have something like host files?? and im almost certain that C++ programming will work in macs but im not i never thought i would be posting a question in the mac section of the forums.TIA,unlovedwarrior

Answer:host files for macs, C++ for macs

If you do not receive a response within one week of posting, try the Others section Unlovedwarrior...(echo: try the others section)Other than that:Web C++ should work if used as a server, actual porting to .exe will not.

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hey, my computer generally reads disks, music cd's, dvd's, and games (new like sims 3, and old like theme hospital and shogun total war)

ive just got anno 2070 and put in the disk, but its not recognizing it at all, when i first put the disk in, it whirs, as it knows there is a disk there, and a disk icon appears next to the cursor, but then nothing, no disk appears in My computer, and when i click on the drive it asks me to insert a disk, i have tested the disk on a different computer running vista, anno 2070 runs perfectly, and also says it does run on windows 7, i have also tested other disks since putting the game into the windows 7 computer, which work fine, and checked whether the disk can be read in a virtual machine (windows xp in this case), which it cant as i expected, i have run the Microsoft disk checker and all it said was that the disk was unreadable, but the vista computer proves it is readable.

any tips on what to do next? i really want to get playing this

Answer:dvd drive wont read specific disk, will read on other vista computer

I would think that your optical drive and that particular brand DVD media don't go together well. ( I have an Imation DVD+R DL that my Samsung drive only reads at times but not most of the time. On four other drives - a Sony, a Liteon, an Asus and a Plextor - the media is recognised and accessible without any problems. The Samsung drive is clean, has the latest firmware, can read and write other DVD media. So where am I? )

You may just try cleaning the lense with a Lense Cleaner CD. If it does not help, try burning anno 2070 to another known-to-be-good brand media at a lower speed.

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I tried unchecking read only.
When apply and look it is back to read only.

How can I make this read and write permission?

Answer:public tv folder read only? mythtv needs read write persmissions

You can do this by going into the C:>Users>Public folder properties, click the Sharing tab then click on the Advanced Sharing button showing in the first picture.

Click the box to share the folder like in the second picture, at that point the Permissions button will light up.

Click the permissions button, Add check marks for full control "third picture" then hit the Apply button, on all windows click Ok etc.

At this point the Public folder and it's subfolder will have read/write access.

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Here is a link to the EULA for Vista. Pay special attention to section 6. Look what windows defender can do!

Answer:Vista Eula Link Must Read!!! Read About What Windows Defender Will Do To You!

Nice. I had scrutinized it hard enough already with a steel hat, so I'm still safe.

Hehe, Veesta is a beast! Most corps, even NIST, MIT, UDoD and ASUS as the largest MB MFG detests it. Not fit for mass consumption eh.

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I have a dell laptop, D620. When i first put it on the screen was loading funny. as i move the mouse over it a square at time would come in...then when i tried to boot it again. it said new user.. then it just woulnt boot got read error hit control alt delete...i called Dell they said hold fn key and hold start but it went into diagnostic mode. in a few minutes they said HARD DRIVE must be replaced.

My problem is now... that to recover the data companies want from $500 to 25oo to recover the data... is there any program or thing i can do to try to get my files back?

Marv Alpert
[email protected]

Answer:Hard Drive canNOT Be Read, Computer won't boot. Read Error

Hi malpert and welcome to the TechSpot Forum :wave:

As a laptop only has the ability to support 1 harddrive your option is to remove the drive from the laptop and connect it to a desktop PC using a 2.5" to 3.5" adaptor and try to read the files on it, however I would download the test tools from the makers website and run a thorough test on the drive to ensure readability of the drive.

Remember though if the drive has failed mechanically then any data may be lost and you will need to use one of the professional data recovery services such as "ontrack data recovery" to get it back.

Backup, backup and backup is the mantra when it comes to important data...

Dont put your mailing address on a forum like this by the way you will end up getting spammed to hell.

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My dvd drive in my Emachines laptop cant read data disks anymore, but it can read/play music and video dvds without any problem.

I have an Emachines D732z. I have Windows XP and drive is hl-dt-st dvdram gt32n.

I'm unsure of the cause of the problem. Can anybody help out? thanks!

Answer:DVD drive can read video dvds but cant read data disks.

Are the Data discs CD's? When you say Musicand video dvd's do you mean Music Cds and Video dvds?

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Whenever I boot up my VAIO (VGN-SZ750N) laptop an all-blue screen appears only momentarily, so that there's no time to read any of what is clearly a very wordy warning in white typescript that fills the whole screen. How can I stop this long enough to read it and take whatever action it recommends?

then, something happens that may be related to this . . .

soon afterward, a boxed message appears saying: "System has recovered from a serious error . . . " Clicking on this results in a huge number of figures that would challenge anybody who attempted to write them down.

Answer:How to read warning that appears and disappears too fast to read on startup

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hai everyone i've got some problem with my dvd drive, CDDVDW TS-T633P
from HP touchsmart 600 1137D

my dvd can't read or play dvd movie, i reinstall it few times but it can;t solve the problem

can anyone help me about this? i need sugestion

Answer:dvd drive can't read dvd movie, but can read data dvd or dvd games

Shot in the dark...

Go to the Device Manager and find the entry for your DVD. Right click it and select properties then "Region" and make sure a region is set for the drive. Without a region set it won't play movie DVDs.

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Using outlook 2003 and a pop3 server to access my webmail email, i am able to send and recieve. However when i read my emails and close outlook the items remain unread when i check outlook later. This happens quite often and is very annoying... any help is appreciated.

windows xp SP2

2 gig ram

Athlon 64 FX - 53: 2.4ghz

Answer:Outlook 2003: not marking read items as read

Outlook Express has a tab to fix this-maybe Outlook has the same.
check Mark Messages READ after displaying (add 5 seconds)

Maybe that seconds number has been raised above the time you take to scan messages. OE doesnt care IF you peek at a message-it cares HOW long you stare at it.

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Ok I just spent about three hours looking in this forum to solve my problem and no dice.

Here it goes: I'm running xp pro and I have a Norcent RW-481 48x12x48 CDRW probably not the best brand but oh well. I'm using Nero 6, InCD is not installed.

The problem: It does not recognize any data CD's or any CD's that the drive itself writes. I can play an audio CD, which elimates (I think) that the read lense is dirty and I can burn a CD, which elimates (I think) that my burn lense is dirty. I'm mentioning dirty lenses because a post in this forum suggested that a dirty lense may be the problem. So, before taking things apart I wanted to post in the forum the problem. Any other suggestions of what else I can look for?

More info: I even switched around the jumpers from cable select to master, same result.

I really believe I have a setting wrong in my XP pro operating system. Any suggestions????? :cronfused:

Lastly, The drive is recognized corectly in device manager

Answer:CDRW Will Burn, Read Audio, not Read Data

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put a disk with a program in to my system it wont even acknowledge its there, anything like DvD CD its fine.Anyone know anything about this?cheers

Answer:Will read DvDs and CDs Wont read Autoexe on  

Have you disabled autostart? Can you start the program by clicking on the appropriate setup.exe file on the CD?

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Hi, I'm sort of new to forums, but I have a bit of a pickle, I have a red shield with a white x in it that resembles the windows defender icon in my system tray, when I hover over it it says "Your computer is infected !" When clicked it pops up a window saying: "would you like to update your security software and download registry cleaner?" and occasionally a ballon pops out of the system tray saying "Windows has detected spyware infection which corrupted the registry. It is recommended to load update to prevent data loss. Windows will now download and install the most up-to-date software for you. Click here to protect your computer."

I followed all the directions in the read & run me first thread, and nothing seemed to help, I'm attaching all the logs except counterspy as I couldn't find a way to get it to output a log in text format or anything, it said 0 malware found in everything except in my cookies there was 2 that it deleted.

again any help anyone could offer would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:red shield with a white x causing problems, did read the read and run me first

here are the other files

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The computer whirs & loads media cds, nothing happens, the device manager is listed aslite-on DVDRW SHW-16358.This is a newer Gateway pc I transferred data to, from my old one. From XP to 7.

Answer:Is it my pc, or Windows 7? Wont read media, but will read music cds

How old is the Optical drive ? ?They fail...and they dont build them like they used to.QuoteThis is a newer Gateway pc I transferred data to, from my old one. From XP to 7.Also the above is unclear...are you saying you installed Win7 to this Gateway ? ?If so did you remember to DLoad and install the Win7 drivers for the PC ? ?

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My CD Drive has started giving me problems.
It doesn't read all the CD I put in (Particularly Audio CDs).

It Plays DVDs fine.
I'm also unable to burn CDs as the system doesn't detect a CD.

Any suggestions on what I should be doing?

Answer:Satellite A100-033 - ODD doesn't read all CDs but read DVDs


Maybe there is dust on the lens of the CD/DVD drive so I recommend cleansing the lens.

Further you should try to remove the upper and lower filters in registry. This does often solve with the CD/DVD drive so check the workaround on the Microsoft website:

In worst case the CD/DVD drive must be replaced :(

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I already know how to create a "read" receipt for sent emails. From my understanding, when you set the function, I will received read receipts for all email that was read. I was wondering if this setting could be set on individual emails instead of all of them. Thanks!

Answer:Read receipt for read emails in Outlook 98

In the compose area of Outlook go to Options and check the box for that email.

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Hello everyone. I've recently reinstalled Windows 7 (two, three days ago) and I'm having a problem with my World of Warcraft Addons. I'm thinking the problem is due to parts of my World of Warcraft folder being read only. In the Properties menu of the folder, the "read only" check box is not checked but filled in with a little blue square. Now being a windows noob I'm not 100% sure, but I'm assuming that means it's read only. So I unchecked the box, pressed okay but if I open the Properties window again, it's still got the little blue box.

I've ran a few virus/malware scanners, and I don't seem to have anything. I've installed all of the Windows updates and I'm still having the same problem.

Thanks in advance everybody!

Answer:Read only folders revert back to read only

By default all folders with Files in them, the properties are Read Only (Only applies to Files in Folder) Meaning that if the actual file within the folder isn't Read Only, the rest of it isn't either. (test this theory on any other folders on your computer) so that is not your problem with WoW

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sdhc card stopped reading cardIt work fine last week, now it asks to format card. Read fine on digital camera.

Answer:my sdhc card won't read. I used to read just fine.

Throw card away & buy a new one. They wear out eventually and the camera is more tolerant of a worn card than Windows is.

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Greetings. I would like to find out whether customers read my emails, but without obligating them to use a "read receipt" dialog box. Is there a way I can do this?

I know Constant Contact offers that as part of their service, but I would rather save the money.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:how can I confirm email read without using read receipt?

There are other ways to get confirmations, especially ones that spammers use, but I am not keen on posting them on the forums.

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Hey Guys are dell upgrables? That completes my first question heres another. WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK ABOUT DELL? Reviews Please

Answer:Dell Upgrades And Reviews READ READ!!!!

no. psu sucks, they take out the graphics card slots btw

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First time on this forum, so I hope I chose the right category to post my problem. I just got a new laptop, and it has Vista Home Premium.

My problem.. I use a program/application called "DVArchive" (aka: DVA) for archiving my tv shows on my PC (from my ReplayTV). This application worked just fine on XP, but of course, Vista is giving me all kinds of crap.

The application IS working.. It can see my ReplayTV unit, I can access my archived shows, etc. However, Vista is giving me error messages, which are interfering with it and making it crash.

The problem has to do specifically with the applications configuration (.XML) files. I'm pretty tech saavy, but I'm not a computer expert, so I'll just cut and paste the actual error messages below. The listed pathways are where DVArchive stores it's files...
04/29 23:12:17 ERROR: XMLUTILS:: Error trying to create XML Output file C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak - C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak (Access is denied)

04/29 23:12:17 ERROR: Error flushing persistant store - C:\Users\badg671\Documents\DVArchive\Local_Guide\DVArchive.bak (Access is denied)

04/29 23:26:13 ERROR: LOCAL_STORE::SAVE: Unable to rename old store C:\Users\badg671\DVArchive.xml to backup C:\Users\badg671\DVArchive.xml~ - PLEASE BE SURE THE DIRECTORY/FILE CAN BE READ/WRITTEN TO
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Answer:Help - .XML files - Read/Write error - Vista won't allow app/pgm to copy/backup files

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Running Win7Pro 64-bit. Am unable to open older Office 97 files with Office2003 which is installed and running fine. I found a couple of files here and elsewhere with .reg extensions that were supposed to make the necessary registry changes. eg. "UnlockWord.reg" and a more elaborate-looking "office security.reg". All that happens when I left-click on the file and thenleft-click on "Run" is the files opens in Notepad and has no effect.

What do I need to do to have the .reg files change the registry to Unblock my Word97 files ?

Answer:.reg files open Notepad - do not change registry to read older files

Hello SausalitoWalt, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Double check in Default Programs to make sure that the reg file extension is set to have it's Current Default program set as Registry Editor (C:\Windows\regedit.exe). Afterwards, try merging the REG file again to see if it will now.

Hope this helps,

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can not read dvd data files from windows xp icon says disk full properties says RAW format

Answer:unable to read dvd data files with multple types of files

You need to provide more information:1. Is it a disk you burnt yourself.2. Was it burnt on another computer.3. What type of disk (DVD-R, DVD-RW etc).4. Was if finalized.5. What types of files were on it.6. Anything else useful you can add.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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First of all, I want to point out that I have very little knowledge of technology.

I have a NTFS Seagate 2TB Go Flex Desk external hard disk drive. A couple months ago, I found that it had a problem where my laptop could detect it, but couldn't access it and needed to "reformat" it. I left it alone for a while.

Recently, I tried plugging it in again, and behold, it seemed to work okay and I could see all the files and so on. I tried chkdisk without the fixing part (/f). I didn't want to "fix" it until as last resort because it seems to imply some data will be lost. It said there were a lot of bad sectors.

I couldn't read some of the files (most of them were rar files) in my hard disk, and had "read error" and "data error (cyclic redundancy check)". So I basically moved all the files which were normal out of the disk as I couldn't move the others ("can't read from source file or disk") and now I'm left with the broken files, most of which are important. 40gb of 16,000 files.

Is there any hope for me to recover those files? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

Edit: after this, how would I deal with the bad sectors?

Answer:Disk read error for files in the harddrive, want to recover files.

OK! The bad sectors are always one of the killers of data on a hard drive. Thats why we are always asked to back up our needed data at least on two separate drives. So, in the future, you should learn to keep at least two copies of your important data on separate drives or locations.
But, right now, since your drive still could be read on your computer, you could try to run some data recovery programs to take chances. Nowadays, many data recovery programs are developed to help people resolve these troubles.

But, if you are not sure, you could firstly try some drive data recovery freeware such as Recuva, TestDisk and iCare Data Recovery Free, etc.
But, if any data recovery software could not make a difference, you could consult a data recovery expert for help and prepare enough money for it.

Good luck!

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Well, I was just trying to move the "myfiles" icon (I have been keeping my text files there) on the My Computer screen to the top of the screen, so I clicked and drug to the top, accidentally releasing and copying it to the Windows XP file at the top named 880c6a5879f57165f5. I was able to remove the myfiles directory and can list the files, but when I attempt to open I get a message that the file is "in use or read only" and i must rename it to open. I click on the dialogue box yes and get the same box, then the third time it goes away. How can view and copy these files or remove the protected status?? Thanks!

Answer:Copied text files into XP read only files, can't retrieve

I going to bump; i'm on the third page with no replies. hopefully someone has an idea on this?

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i tried to get rid of the virus but i'm not having any luck. heres what happened. almost all my files were hidden. i have unhided them. sometimes i get a redirect from whatever i select in google to some seach site call happii. alot of my folders have been changed to read only and i can't download into them. i go back and try to take control of the download folder but then after a while i can't download into it again. i tried malwarebtyes and it found 3 viruses but the problem is still not gone. tried combofix and that helped (my start menu was empty). don't know what to try next.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_30
Run by stylistic at 22:15:11 on 2012-04-01
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3318.2091 [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 LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:... Read more

Answer:google redirect, files hidden, files set to read only

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! I am HelpBot: an automated program designed to help the Bleeping Computer Staff better assist you! This message contains very important information, so please read through all of it before doing anything. We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here. To help Bleeping Computer better assist you please perform the following steps:*************************************************** In order to continue receiving help at, YOU MUST tell me if you still need help or if your issue has already been resolved on your own or through another resource! To tell me this, please click on the following link and follow the instructions there.CLICK THIS LINK >>> <<< CLICK THIS LINK If you no longer need help, then all you needed to do was the previous instructions of telling me so. You can skip the rest of this post. If you do need help please continue with Step 2 below.*************************************************** If you still need help, I would like you to post a Reply to this topic (click the "Add Reply" button in the lo... Read more

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Ok, earlier I asked about this but still got question/s.I was told that because I transfered my older works suite files to new machine this is the reason I am promted with read-only.Ok, is it ok if I simply just un-tick the Read-Only properties box of each file and apply the change because the only other way is to Re-name and re-save all the files which name changing is going to be a real pain.

Answer:Read-only files opening MS Works Suite Files HELP

and un-tick Read-only and tick Archive.

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The targeted read test, smart short self test and smart drive self test of harddrive are failing, can anyone help me regarding this,,?Is my hard drive failed or is going to fail..?please help

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when i put the memory card in the slot nothing happens and the same thing happens when i insert a cd would really like some help on this. thank you is advance

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I got down to the step where I ran shownew.bat, but got this error message.

C:\PROGRA~1\Symantec\S32EVNT1.DLL An installable Virtual Device Driver failed Dll initialization. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

I have the other requested scans, and I'll attach them to this post and the next. I have been having various issues and can't seem to get rid of them, even after running the various scans. I have HijackThis already installed, but I read that you requested that we downloaded from you link...should I uninstall, and then reinstall?

Thanks in advance for your time, guys.

Answer:Various Malware issues, Have read 'READ & RUN ME FIRST'

GetRunKey and NewFiles attached.

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here is my root report


and malwarebytes says : runtime error '0' and runtime error '440' ?

please help me as soon as possible after i ran all the programs in the read me first my computer started to freeze for no reason and do other wierd things that it wasn't doing before. i believe before i had a virus called rootkit so i hope that helps

Answer:having problems, read the read me first and did all the appropriate steps

You need to take a look at this.

HOW TO: Attach Items To Your Post

You need to also attach logs from running MGTools and SUPERantispyware. Posting them inline the way you did is not appropriate, and hard for me to read.

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ok my problem is i tryed to reply in skyhigh3000 post to help em and ... it wont let me.. i did the email thing accepted all cookies firewall off and everything dont work
and skyhigh3000

Get AntiVir Scan reply the report

Get AVG Anti Virus and AVG Anti Spyware
post the items detected / report

Get AVAST PRO (if u want) from isohunt TORRENT AVAST PRO
scan after the scan is done post how many infected files

Get A-Squared and post the report

Get SpyBot put the infected files here

Answer:skyhigh3000 Read this / problem also must read

The reason you can't reply to the post in this forum is you are not authorized to give hijack help - read the rules

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I built a PC back in January and its been running great ever since.  Never had any hangups, freezes, or other issues with the build.  Two weeks ago my computer froze unexpectedly and upon restart I received a disk read error.  I tried several tips on the internet to fix it, and eventually the HDD stopped being detected by even the BIOS.  I bought a new HDD and reinstalled vista 64 ultimate and it's been running fine for about a week.  After receiving the disk read error again I updated my BIOS and it seemed to fix the problem for a few days.  Last night it happened again.I've read that this could be caused by a bad HDD, issues with Vista, bad memory, or an overheating issue.  When I run SpeedFan and other temp tools, my computer runs at max at 45-50C under load.  My PSU is still cool, as are all of the components within the case.It starts to freeze in WoW, but at random intervals.  It might be an hour, it might be 4 hours before I have any issues.  I've also had the problem when the computer was idling in vista.  I check the temperature of the system regularly while playing my games, and I doubt that is the issue.As this is a clean HDD with a clean install of vista and runs cool, I'm beginning to think it may be a memory issue.  The following are my system components:   Operating System: Windows Vista? Ultimate (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1    Language: English (Regional Set... Read more

Answer:Can't fix Disk Read Error, tried everything I've read

To test the HDD DLoad and run the Free diagnostics from the HDD manuf. site.To test the RAM DLoad MemTest and create a bootable CD with the .iso...Let it run at least 2 hours without interruption.Any errors at all and you have a bad stick of RAM...

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I have read the page that I was susposed to read before posting here. I followed all of the instructions, downloaded a bundle of software etc, and still get the malware symptoms that led me here. I think it is related in some way to the valuead line... I am not very familier with the terminology etc, but I have hijackthis and am prepared to post a log file and hope someone can halp me get rid of these problems...

Answer:I have read the 'pre read' stuff... and still have adware..

If you have run ALL the steps in < READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal > then you should read the tutorial in this Sticky thread NO HIJACK THIS LOG FILES BEFORE READING THIS: HJT Tutorial & LOG File Posting

Now post a HijackThis log file as an attachment to your message. All running programs should be closed, including your web browser, e-mail. Close before running Hijack This!

Do NOT run Hijack This from the Desktop, a temp folder, or a sub-folder of C:\Documents and Settings, or choose to run it directly from the downloaded ZIP file. Place it in its own folder, for example C:\Program Files\HJT

Make sure you have HJT version 1.98.2 and follow the guidelines on where to install it and how to post a log as an attachment.

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I have Toshiba Sat pro 6100 and the CD/DVD drive is SD-C2502 on winxp sp2.
The drive didnt read any CD/DVD initially.
After a DVD lens cleaner, it reads DVD but the drive cannot read any CD incl music CD's.

The error is 'windows cannot read from the disk. The disk may be corrupted or .....'.

I have 'took off the CD/DVD drive and reconnected' and the driver also seems to be OK.

Any suggestions or ideas ?

Answer:Satellite Pro 6100 -> DVD read is OK but cannot read any CD


This sound like a drive lens cannot calibrate properly and therefore the drive cannot read from the CD disks.
Mostly the drive replacement is necessary and inevitable. :(

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Hey all,
Well, I had some how downloaded av.exe and have had nothing but problems. I even had AVG running at the time and it missed it some how. I used a restore point and that seemed to get rid of it, or so I thought. Unfortunately, I lost Microsoft Excel and Word. I don't know how, but the shortcuts go no where. Then today (three days later) I started getting Windows Antivirus popups again... or was it Microsoft? I forget... but I knew it was av.exe. So, I tried another restore and when it rebooted, AVG found av.exe this time. I removed it and not even internet explorer worked. I then did a full restore and this time I got Internet explorer working.
So, since the last time (a few years back) that I had a virus, you guys really helped, I came here and searched for av.exe (as it's still in the system). I found a thread referring the OP to the READ ME FIRST thread, which was what you referred me to last time too. I started following it and got to running Super Antispyware. I ran it and it found two locations of av.exe. Unfortunately, I didn't make a note of where as the directions stated to reboot and then go to preferences and copy the log. Well, the program is gone after the reboot. The shortcuts are there as are the start menu items. But when I click on any of them I get a popup
"C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
Windows cannot find 'C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe'. Make sure yo... Read more

Answer:Read the Read Me First thread and problem

I started following it and got to running Super Antispyware.Click to expand...

And what about all of the other requested logs? Do you have those? Were you able to run them?

I cannot help you without at least seeing logs from MGTools and ideally from combofix as well.

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My CD-RW drive broke, and Dell replaced it with a new one for free (warranty).

However, the new drive is 48x read but the old one was 52x read. Will this have an impact on anything?

Also, I have 52x CD-R's. Will they work in a 48x drive?

Answer:Solved: Difference between 48x read and 52x read?

There will be no noticeable difference on anything. Chances are that the old one rarely, if ever, actually read at 52.

The 52x on the CD-R's is a measure of their sensitivity and shows the maximum speed that they can be written. Some CD's have a minimum as well, and that is usually more important if they are "high-speed" CD-R's since they won't write properly at very slow speeds. But your CD-R's will write fine at speeds between 4x and 52x, as a minimum range, so there is nothing to worry about.

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Hi all,

I purchased an emachines t5026. There are two cd drives and I have not replaced the cd drives. In the my computer folder it says the e drive is a dvd-rw drive and the F drive says cd drive. The e drive can read and write dvds but cannot recognize cds. The f drive recognizes cds but cannot recognize dvds. Niether drive can read a blank CD-r/rw. The cds can be read on other computers. I am trying to burn a data cd for one of my classes. Can anyonw help me resolve this issue. I don't know much about the technicalities of the drives or what type of models these drives are. Can someone please help me?


Answer:Computer can't read blank CD-r/rw but can read DVD-R

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hy gyes have win xp i want to ask my computer not reads blank or rewritable dvd-r but read all dvds cds any one can help me thanksssssssssssssss..

Answer:my computer not read my blank dvd-r but read

If it is blank there is nothing to read....or Is it that the cd is not being recognized by your burner?

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Hello, I recently installed a game which came on a DVD disk
The install had a few problems, and it needed to restart several times. (It looked as though it was unable to read the disc, which resulted in a failed install)
Eventually it installed and all was fine.
The game needs a disc check to start up, and so it must be able to read the DVD before the game can start. It was able to read it, and I quit and restarted the game several times with no problems. However, I tried another game restart and the launcher could NOT read the DVD ("no disk in drive" error). I re-inserted the disc and it worked.

Later, I had the same trouble multiple times. It worked one final time, but I later tried to start the game (and thus read the disc) and it refused to acknowledge a disc was in the drive. I restarted, I removed filters by editing the registry, I uninstalled the DVD drive drivers and even tried blowing air into the drive. I have also tried microsoft's "fix it" software for the drive. None of these methods resolved the problem.

The drive cannot read any other DVDs either (opening them from "computer" just opens the disk tray and states there is no disc in the drive)
The drive IS able to read CDs, which obviously means something (I'm not sure if there are two different lasers or something?)
For this reason I'm leaning towards a software fault, but I don't know what to do to remedy it.

The drive in question: TSSTcorp DVD+RW TS-H653F AT... Read more

Answer:DVD RW drive will not read DVDs (But will read CDs)

Yes. there are two lasers, and it sounds as though one has failed.
Replace the drive.

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Has any one had this issue? I have a cd that can be viewed on the Windows XP in the XPmode virtual machine. But cannot be read by the host Windows 7 machine, or another Windows 7 machine. I do not know what OS the cd was created on. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.



Answer:CD not being read by W7, but XPMode can read without issue

Welcome to sevenforums.

Question: Is this one and only one cd with this problem?

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After burning a DVD today on my Micro Solutions DVD-/+RW I could suddenly no longer read DVDs on that Drive. I have no idea what happen. At first I thought the drive was gone, but I put a CD in it and it reads it just fine.

I uninstalled the driver and the associated programs (i.e. powerDVD etc) and then reinstalled them and then re-did the UDB connection to the computer - it auto-detected it, and then said new device ready to use (using XP by the way). Still didn't work for DVDs, just CDs. I also updated the driver - still nothing.

Under my computer it is listed as a DVD-/+RW, so I cannot understand why it won't play DVDs, just CDs. It's as if the ability to play/burn DVDs has suddenly be locked out.

Any help would be extremely appreciated! Thank you.

Answer:DVD-RW suddenly cannot read DVDs, can read CDs


The device manager says it's working properly.

The problems occured after attempting to erase a DVD+RW using Deepburner. Basically I burnt a DVD and then tried out Deepburner to see if it would erase the DVD+RW. When I attempted to eject the DVD it wouldn't eject- the green light just kept flashing a couple times. Eventually I had to turn my PC off and unhook the USB connection and power connection and then do everything back up and restart the computer. Finally the DVD would eject, but since then will not read any DVDs, just CD's and CD-ROM.

The model is an external (USB) Micro-Solutions 2244010 (but really a NEC_DVD-RW, ND-1300A).

I updated the firmware to 1.0A about 6 months ago. I never had a single problem with this drive before or after updating the Firmware.

I really have no idea how or why this could have happened. I can play the DVDs in my other DVD drive just fine.

Please help.

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I have some older DVD-R that I had burned data on a few years ago. My Optical Drive on my main PC can't read them. but a drive on a different PC can read them fine.

My main PC can read all regular DVDs (i.e. movies) just fine. I cleaned the lens, deleted the "up/down" registry entries as recommended. Still no solution.

the only hint I have the explorer shows that drive with a symbol of 2 people (see attachment). not sure if this stands for some group policy.

All the data were burned with a different DVD-writer in Germany (some 9 years ago). i don't think it is a region setting issue since this DVD-drive can read original DVDs from all regions. But there may be another clue?
I read about how DVD-R degrade over time... but since my other PC can read them that likely is not the problem.

The only thing I haven't done that was suggested was the realignment. First, I never dropped it (it has been in my PC for years and that didn't move). Second, it seems to read normal DVDs fine. It was suggested if re-alignment really is necessary, other things are out of whack and buying a new one may be better.
I could buy a new one, but also don't want to be defeated by the machine. and the problem coudl be related to windows....

Answer:can't read burned DVD-R, but can read normal DVD

It is possible the DVD-R may be incompatible with your drive. You can search online for a firmware update for the drive. You can re-write to a compatible DVD-R on your other machine perhaps.

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Windows 98SE
Sony DDU 1621 dvd rom

I need a simple explanation that tells me how to get my dvd rom to read data disks. It only reads audio disks and opens all disks in Windows media player. I dont understand how associations work.

Help would be much appreciated


Answer:DVD Rom will only read do I get it to read data?

No it doesnt read dvd's, but I am not really concerned about that, I dont think I have the memory anyway (64 mb ram). My old cdrom had a mechanical problem and I needed something to read disks, so I bought it from a garage sale and I downloaded the software from the Sony site. It used to function normally and read data files.

I want to format the harddrive and I need to know that the dvd rom will read my win98 disk cos it isnt at the moment. I dont understand how to do anything in file where the problem lies? Or is it in the cdrom properties settings area.

Hope this triggers something in you........I appreciate your help


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Hello all ,

I bought yesterday new dvd-Rw (samsung sh-s223 ) because the old one (old about 1,5 years)have problem with reading dvd,cd.I installed it and it is working worse than the old one.System recognize both devices but when I load some DVD it tries to read it and when it cant read it the window(or whole win 7)freeze,or new device become invisible to system till the next start up.And what is odd is that when I load on boot win 7 or Xp disk it read them with no problem!?
I applied the differnent solutions, namely removing the filters, but this does not work.
I have traveled the forum, and I think I have not found a problem similar to mine.

I have to install win 7 again or ther(s another solution ?

Any help would be appreciated .

Thank you !

Answer:DVDRW don't read DVD,but read on boot .


Try updating your CD/DVD drivers. Go into Device Management and right-clicking on your drive.

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Ok, on my forum one of the members asked "I just got 2 new sticks of kingston ddr400 C2.5, can I keep the old one also or do I have to get rid of it?"

Since the old stick is kingstong ddr400 C3, I said ya just put the two new sticks into the ddr slots and put the old stick in the single slot.

my mod says:
"Only issue I can see is the different clock cycles, may get read errors. try it and if it starts acting funny, take the original one out. if the prob goes away, then choose which set you want to stay with."

I disagree with him, what do ya'll think? I said maybe it would if you were changing out different brands and timings, or using a brand that the mobo isn't exactly compatible with.. In that case you'd get more than a "read" error.. Anyways, since it's using the C3 in the single slot and not along side of another DDR stick, I think it'll be fine..

btw, the member who was needing to put this ram in, put it in as I directed and all is well just like I.. KNEW!" hehe

Answer:Changing the ram, will this cause read errors? (read this)


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I am having problems with my satellite A30/dvd/cdrw drive (TEAC DW-224E-A), it wont read dvd's but will read cd's and cd rom's. The drive will spin looking for the dvd but it wont find it and when I try to start the dvd via my computer menu it says the drives empty.

I have checked that the drive is enabled and it says that the drive is working correctly. I have also tried original and copied dvd's

It used to work fine but stopped all of a sudden,

Has anyone any tips please!!!

Answer:Satellite A30 wont read dvd's but will read cd/cd rom's


Try to remove the drive from the device manager.
After notebook rebooting the OS should recognizes the drive again.
Maybe it helps.

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well i have run into a problem with scanning and cleaning steps: 1 a/b
on the " READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal" post. first of all i dont have a softwear antivirus program (yet) so i usually use trend micro. anyways i cannot run trend's scan in normal opperating mode. i just get errors, a AppName: iexplore.exe AppVer: 6.0.2800.1106 ModName: msvcrt.dll
ModVer: 6.1.9844.0 Offset: 00001d90 error to be exact. after that IE restarts and im back to about blank. the virus couldent be doing that could it? then on further i cant access any explorer window. period. it also creates arrors and restarts explorer. in safe mode i was actually able to get trend micro to work and it found 22 some odd junk files (dlls i think) that i keep finding in my prossesses list. to put it this way, i have been going back and fourth between apm, the cleaner, and about blaster to remove these junk prosseses and they just come back with with what seems to be randomly generated names. back on point, i could not get symantec's online scan to work at all in safe mode. the applet (dont know what else to call it) just hangs there for along time till it come up not avalable.
im planning to put an old version of norton AV and getting all the updates the doing a full scan to see what happens. would agv AV work also? on the same note, cwshredder has come back with nothing everytime ive used it

doesn anyone have anymore info or advice for... Read more

Answer:about blank help (read read me first post above)

Just continue completing all the steps in the READ ME FIRST as best as possible. Note any problems along the way but don't bother coming back until all steps are finished. I'll include the READ ME in the steps below. Finish everything and post your HijackThis log at the end.

Please follow the steps below:

- Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal

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 below:

- Download HijackThis 1.99.1

- Unzip the hijackthis.exe file to a folder you create named C:\Program Files\HJT

- Do NOT run Hijack This from the Desktop, a temp folder, or a sub-folder of C:\Documents and Settings, or choose to run it directly from the downloaded ZIP file.

- Before running HijackThis: You must close each of the following:your web browser, e-mail client, instant messenger, and programs like notepad, wordpad, MS Word etc. And any other unnecessary running programs.

- Run HijackThis and save your log file.

- Post your log as an ATTACHMENT to your next message. (Do NOT copy/paste the log into your p... Read more

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Tried doing a search for this and came up empty. My problem in a nutshell is that I'm having difficulty reading data CD's. I was re-installing my OS due to too much corruption of data and viruses so I'm start from a scratch in terms of OS files.

To be noted: Manufacturer's install disks used ghost to install a new copy of the OS. Had to open and close the CD drive bay a few times in order to get the final CD be able to be read and complete the installation.

What I've tried:
update driver - no improvement
Uninstall Drivers and restart - no improvement
manually download driver - no improvement
tried using generic CD Drivers - no improvement

OS: Windows XP home.
Downloaded all updates. inc: SP2
Emachine T3065
Memory: 2GB

After browsing around google for a while, I came across a similar problem which suggested the cabling might be the cause of the error. as audio/video are past through different pars of the cable than data.

Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Can't read data cd. can read audio

Ignore the cable issue, that's unlikley to be the problem
Analog audio is on a different cable, but thats seldom used by any PC these days.

The clus here is that it was dying at the end of the install by the sound of it. The laser output may have decreased to the extent that audio only is recognised due to the better reflectivity.

Start thinking about a new drive, but you would have checked all the cables anyway one assumes?

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cds doesnot read in my laptop.but dvds play without any pblm.same cds play inanother computer

Answer:cd doesnt read read in my laptop

Try using a lens cleaning kit on the drive.

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..but im such a do i remove it??

Answer:I have a TKBellExe trojan? read must read first..

You have another thread working in this forum. Follow teh direction posted to you on teh 25th.

Don't start anymore threads about this issue. Complete the instructions given.

This thread is now closed

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i was bout to burn a cd today and my cd drive says insert a cd, so i try about 3 other cds, and then i tested to see if it would read cds at all and it wouldnt.i think it might have somthing to do with a virus

i noticed that my norton antivirus wasnt in the taskbar, so i open it up and it doesnt have auto protect on(and it wont let me turn it on and i cant reinstall either sicne the drive wont work), i scanned for virus and ran adaware too but same old problem--- it wont read nor write.....

my operating system is Windows XP

burner name is: CD-R/CD-RW CW079D

Might not matter but firmware version:11SJ

somone please help

Answer:CD BURNER won't read or write..PLEASE READ

A virus may be at may need to reinstall Norton AV.

If you have a fast internet connection (broadband), run an online virus scan at TrendMicro. Make sure to select the Autoclean option. Otherwise, make sure your antivirus program has the latest definitions and run a full system scan.

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To open/read .pdf files....a user must have a program installed that performs that function.You might try the one at (the free reader). Download and install it as a program and you will then have a program that allows opening/reading any .pdf file.If you receive a file for which Windows has no known program installed for will tell you so and give you options.Louis

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I want to know if there somekind of utility to let me read txt or rtf files on my old gateway laptop computer without booting the operating sytem, i've heard of some bootable floppy disks with full interfaces so why cant it be done to view txt's?

Answer:How to read txt & rtf files without OS ??

To the best of my knowledge, the text editor can be used offline, if you go to File> Work offline. However you can't get there unless you boot the computer. You don't need an internet connection . Doc is Word and rtf is Wordpad- both available through the operating system.

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Question: read only files

not sure if I am in the right forum topic so feel free to move this post-
I am trying to burn cd with documents from Word and transfer info to my laptop. Editing will happen then put back onto pc via cd. My problem is that in transferring the docs back and forth I keep getting read-only messages. Originally these were not read only files. What happened? What did I do wrong? thanks again.

Answer:read only files

From what I've seen, that is normal. The files are automatically marked as read-only when burned on the cd. You will need to remove the read-only attribute from the files once copied off the cd.

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Question: read only files

Since upgrading from ME to XP SP2 my CD-RW music and video catalogues have all become read only. When I remove the tick in the "read only" box in attributes in properties it says an error has occured and wont change it. Similarly, when I copied my DVD catalogue from floppy to CD-RW it also became read only. I am the only user and am registered as the administrator, so why wont it obey me? Pease help. Many thanks, Arrow

Answer:read only files

Try this go Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools choose Services then find "Protected Storage." Set it to MANUAL. Do not disable. Reboot and you should be able to remove the read only.

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Please help!! I have posted in just about every forum known to man..I have 98 NEFs (Nikon Electronic File) that have been burned to a dvd. When I put in my dvd, all 98 nef thumbnails appear. When I view the properties of each file they are 9-10mb which tells me that they are full files. When I attempt to open these files in nikon capture, nikon view, photoshop, they will not open. It says can not open or not the right kind of document. I burned these raw camera files directly from my card reader to dvd using roxio 5.0. What can I do to view/edit these files?

Answer:cant read raw files from dvd

When I view the properties of each file they are 9-10mb which tells me that they are full filesClick to expand...

That would tell me that they are thumbs only... 9-10mb=small file

Probably not necessary but I always transfer the files from my cameras to my hard drive then burn from there...after I have checked to see that they transfered correct... instead of direct from the reader


Photoshop won't view them without the correct plugin...

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Hi,I got an asc file, can open it in Flash cs5,but the text is only gibberish.
How can I read the real content?

Answer:How to read asc files

This site will help you. FILExt - The File Extension Source

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USing XP Professional

I recently copied a large number of JPG files to a CD-RW disc (Used "Send To" after right clicking on the file). On my hard drive they were not Read Only but after copying to the CD they became Read Only and I cannot delete selected files from the CD. Three questions:

1.Why does the OS change the file property to Read only on the CD when they were not so on the hard drive?
2. Why won't the OS allow me to change the Read Only property in the Properties dialog box?
3. How do I delete selected files or folders on the CD?

Thanks in advance for any replies.

Answer:Read Only Files On CD-RW

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Am I being really thick here? I thought that the whole point of re-writable CDs was that you could re-use the CD, deleting files and re-writing onto the CD as you could with a floppy. When I try to delete a no longer needed file (I am referring to text files, not music) I get the message "this is a read only file do you still want to delete" and I say "yes" and then I get a message saying "this is a read only file you cannot delete it". I know I can overwrite files. Am I doing something wrong at the initial "write files to CD" stage. Can I turn the "read only" off when I first copy the file?

Answer:Read Only files on CD

I get this too and here's what I do:If you read the CD from your DVD/CD drive it will say that your files are Read only because that drive is unable to delete it you have to put the RW/CD in your RW drive then you can do what you want with them.

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On my system somehow all files from C:\ (and all subdirectories) have been marked read-only.

I have tried to change the settnigs by adjusting the properties, and it removes the check mark, goes through and says that it removes the read-only from all sub directories as well.


As soon as you close the window, it's immediately set to read-only again. The entire file system so far as I can tell. Anyone have any ideas?

Answer:All files are set read-only;en-us;326549 give this a try.

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Question: read only files

How do i delete read only files???

Im logged in as admin

Answer:read only files

Try this:

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Question: read-only files

I was running dualboot with vista64 and win764 on my main HDD and then I had them both pointing to a secondary HDD for all of my personal files, the problem is that I think 7 made everything on my secondary drive read-only and no matter what I do I cannot change them back so that I can edit files in vista. I had a problem with my Quickcam and a few other small issues with RC 7100 so I deleted the partition it was on and expanded the vista partion, but still cannot edit files.

Answer:read-only files

Ownership & Permission Issues Buddy!!!

Check in Vista whether u have proper Ownership and Permissions to modify the file....

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When I want to access a pdf file in IE8 using Windows XP3, I get a message saying unknown file type with the choices:

"Do you want to save this file, or find a program online to open it?"

I already have a program on my computer associated with pdf files and have no problems reading them. Also, this is a new problem. As far as I know, I haven't made any changes to my system since a few days ago when everything worked right.

How do I fix this so that I can read pdf files without have to save them?

Answer:IE8 won't read pdf files

1.Try opening Adobe Reader separately.
2.If it opens ok, click on the Edit menu and select Preferences.
3.Select the Internet category and make sure "Display PDF in Browser" and the other items are checked.

4.You can also try Help/Repair Adobe Reader Installation, in Adobe Reader.

5.If this does not work, download the latest version of Adobe Reader and install it:

Hope this helps.

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My computer just had a BSOD, and I wrote down the stop information.

While I was writing that, it was dumping the contents of the memory into a file, and that file was called "MEMORY.DMP" in the Windows directory in my C: root directory.

Is there any way I can read that, and see what caused my computer to stop?

I had the BSOD while having Mozilla, Firefox, iTunes, and AIM up at the same time. It usually happens when I'm playing Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, but since it happened to me in the desktop enviroment, then I'm a bit worried.

Help is appreciated.

Answer:Who can read .DMP files?

You can load small memory dump files by using the Dump Check Utility (Dumpchk.exe). You can also use Dumpchk.exe to verify that a memory dump file has been created correctly. The Dump Check Utility does not require access to debugging symbols. The Dump Check Utility is included with the Microsoft Windows 2000 Support Tools and the Microsoft Windows XP Support Tools. This tool is located on the Windows XP CD. Install the Support Tools by running Setup.exe from the Support\Tools folder on the CD-ROM.

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Question: Files won't read

I recently bought a new computer which came with windows 10. the guy I use for repairs downloaded all my word documents into my newPC. I cannot get them to show up when I try to access them. I need these documents. All that comes up are the names of the documents but no text. I am a 77 year old grandmother. I write for a living. Can you help me??

Answer:Files won't read

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Question: Read Only Files

Can I delete read only files? Does it cost anything? if you can, how?

Answer:Read Only Files

That would depend on the files. If they're part of the O/S, it's probably not a good idea to delete them.

How about you tell us exactly the situation and the files in question. Also, where are they located?

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I reformatted my hard drive, before this I copied the my documents file to a CD. After reformatting I copied them back. Now all my files are read only. In order to make changes I have to save them under a new file name. Why?

Answer:Read only files W2K

Don't know why this happened, but here's a quick fix that should work...
Open Windows Explorer
Navigate to the My Documents folder that has all your files
single-click any file
hold [ctrl] and press "A" (selects all files)
right-click anywhere in the list and select properties
check then un-check the read-only box and "OK"

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I am trying to read/copy MP3 files from a disc to my laptop that runs Vista. I noticed the AutoPlay popup and then I opened the containing folders. While copying the MP3 file to the laptop, the system hangs for 15-20min before a message is displayed stating "Cannot read from source file or disc". I'm able to play the MP3 on my audio system(not on my laptop), so i'm assuming there are no errors in those files.

Answer:Cannot read MP3 files

It sounds like the cd didn't mount properly. Source: meaning the disk. If it can't read from source thats going to be a little difficult lol. If it reads in one system and not the other, make sure that the cd drive is functional.

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I have a Desktop PC Windows XP. It came without a DVD drive. I recently bought an external DVD-R drive - USB 2.0 plug in. My system only has a 1.1 (or something like that), so until I get a 2.0 card and install it, performace is a bit impaired - DVD movies play jerkily and the sound has gaps, but it's ok. I can pause movies and make stills ,etc. just fine.

Anyway, my question is - a friend sent me a DVD-R he made on his Mac G5 with picture files he scanned and burned onto it. I'm getting - "Windows cannot read from this disk. It might be corrupted or using a format that is not compatible with Windows." I'm obviously assuming it's the Mac formatting it can't read.

I downloaded a trial version of "MacOpener 2000 v.6.05", but when I tell it to select the DVD Drive ("E"), it tells me "The drive cannot be formatted, It may be a Network Drive or a CD-ROM."

Does anyone know of any software or other means that will enable me to read these files?


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