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Question: CD: Playing music & Saving data on

Hi! I inherited a computer from my Dad after he passed away and gave my old one to Goodwill. It's been updated and I have no problems with software, etc. thanks to some guru friends. My Dad always did things first class and so it has a D and E drive. One is Read/Write I think and the other is Read only, although I really do not know which one I should use for music CDs. When I put a music CD in either drive it says: "A required .DLL file, MMVCP70.DLL was not found." When I try to save data to a CD (D or E drive) it says: "The selected drive disk is not in use. Check to make sure the disk is inserted." The disk is inserted. What am I doing wrong? I am fairly computer savvy but this is out of my league.

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Preferred Solution: CD: Playing music & Saving data on

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Answer: CD: Playing music & Saving data on

So what I think I've got so far is that the Hard disk is C:, D: & E: could be either cdrom or a cd writer. What OS are you using and what burning software are you using to "save" (burn) to a cd.How old is the system, what kind of disks are you trying to burn to/read from, cdr or cdrw?

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I have some songs on my computer that I wanted to save as data files or burn as an mp3 cd because they take up too much space as regular music files. And my Drag'nDrop Burn Program that came w/ my computer got deleted somehow awhile back. All I have is Real One Player and Windows Media Player now. Is there anyway to do this through those programs?

* I tried playing around w/ the Real One Player but it didnt work...of course I dont know that much about computers.


Answer:Saving music files as data files?

You can burn CD's with Windows Media Player

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I apologize if this has already been addressed. I honestly don't know what I'm doing. My Vista's not playing any of the music files on my computer or my iPod on any music player I use (iTunes, WinAmp, the Rhapsody that came with it), though it plays anything else that's online. Other sounds on the computer are also playing (MSN, AIM, system sounds). What it does exactly is, upon clicking any song in the media library, it shows intention to play it but then stays at 0:00, while recognizing the length of song, name of artist, etc. Did I miss something?

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Using Groove Music on Windows Mobile 10, the music stops play after 15 minutes. Anyone know why? It was working fine, and suddenly it happens. I have to unlock the screen and then it will play again.

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I am not able to hear music from the speaker on my lumia 640 XL lte

Answer:why the speaker donot work on the lumia 640 XL lte while using the music app or playing music

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I am not able to hear music from the speaker on my lumia 640 XL lte Try a soft reset (restart) by long pressing both volume down and power buttons until the phone vibrates and restarts. see if that helps
If not, can you search for the nearest service centre for assistance?
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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When playing MixRadio why sometimes music stops until I try my luck by playing recorded videos/other music which plays is slow motion if video. If luck is good I get back audio in trying 2-3 times if not I have to restart the phone.
Very annoying.
Lumia 1520 OS 8.10.12397.895 Firmware 02061.00074.14273.33019

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ok so im hearing comming from my speakers, some music, but mostly commercials. i was browsing the web and all the sudden i hear "buy a mcdonalds big mac today!" i dont get it i went to task manager and nothing looks weird. here's a screen shot of active tasks
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but when i went to audio mixer there is a volume tab for "name not available" and if i mute it music goes away....i dont get it. help!!!

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Answer:HELP! music is playing in the background but no music program is open!

Are you close to a radio station's transmitter site and antenna? That sounds like "RFI" (Radio Frequency Interference" getting into your speaker system.

When you get it, unplug the speakers from the PC but leave them powered on and the volume up and see if you still get it. If you do it's RFI and the speaker system is picking it up or it's coming through the AC power line to the speakers. If this just started I would suspect either a bad cable ground or just a dirty plug connection somewhere in the system.

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I keep getting a blue screen when i play music from my itunes, or when i play videos or music files online. The error message is something like "kernel page instack error" or something to that affect. It doesnt happen when i play movies from my windows media player or vlc player. I think it has something to do with my drivers, but i really dont know. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you

Answer:blues screen when playing music from itunes, or playing videos online

You can look at this document and follow the instructions;en-us;Q315266

Basically it says:
1. Install the latest SP
2. Check your hard drive (chkdsk)
3. Scan for viruses

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So I searched around for a bit and found a few discussions about the Music app crashing, but none appear to be the problem I'm having. I can open the app and do most things in it. Search, navigate around, I can even play music most of the time except for one notable exception. When you click on an artist or album, the app opens a smaller window in the middle of the app where you can usually play the song, along with a few other options (like Play Top Songs or Explore Artist. Whenever I click play from this window, the app suddenly closes. This does not happen with music that I have files locally on my hard drive, it only happens with streaming music. I can get streaming music to play as long as I can find a play button elsewhere in the app aside from this window that pops up in the middle of the screen. But if a song is already playing, I can skip back and forth and navigate around the app. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the app and this fixes it for a little while, but it eventually begins happening again. It crashes with zero other apps or programs running. I have AVG antivirus running, but I disabled that for a while and it still crashes. I noticed that when it does crash, the Music app doesn't close completely as it's still listed along with other running apps if I hover in the upper left corner and drag my mouse down to view all running apps.


Answer:Xbox Music app crashes when playing music

well, you didn't see my post...

app dumping me back to the start screen?

same thing for me. same solution that is a band-aid (uninstalling and reinstalling the app).

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I am not sure if the title accurately tells what my issue is. I hope I can explain it.

When listening to music on my PC, it does not matter if I use Winamp, Songbird, Quicktime, Windows Media Player, or any other software. Every so often, there appears some sort of distortion, like the drive that the music is on slows down. I dont know if it is the driver or what. Its hard to explain. You have to hear it. I dont think its the mp3 file itself, cause I could play a song and it will be perfect, but then the next time I play it, it will distort. It is really driving my nuts cause I can't find the reason for it.

Anybody out here got any ideas? even crazy ones? Thanks.


Answer:Odd distortion while playing music in any music player on Win 7 PC

Please follow the to provide us with application and system logs that can indicate application conflicts, application errors, system corruption, or system critical errors to help us determine if any of these are causing problems with your music playing.

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while playing music through groove music i am getting error "0x8007045d ".......................................

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Themuisc i loaded on one drive from my cds then to groove stopped playing

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Hi, I just bought a new laptop and have been using it a few days when today while playing World of Warcraft and listening to DI.FM on my browser it crashed. I was able to reproduce this a few times with the same conditions. I am hoping you can help me figure out what is causing this issue. Thanks.

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Answer:BSOD playing WoW/Playing music, error SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEP

Is there any particular reason that you are not using UEFI or Secure Boot?
In general this model comes with UEFI and Secure Boot enabled.

Have you set the time and time zone on your system? (the flag on your profile says Minnesota, but the time is set to Pacific Daylight time).

The system also comes with a 1 tB HDD, but now has an SSD installed - did you have someone install the SSD and move the operating system for you? (We do this at work quite often - normally we do it by cloning the hard drive to the SSD).

I'd suggest running a memory diagnostic, as one of the memory dumps has an error that is suggestive of memory problems (hardware): Memory Diagnostics You may also want to run the free hardware diagnostics from here: Hardware Diagnostics

Beyond that, I'd suggest visiting the Asus website and updating ALL of the drivers there.
To start with, go by the dates on the drivers in the memory dump that I've listed below.

If all of this doesn't stop the BSOD's, please run Driver Verifier according to these instructions: Driver Verifier Settings

The following is for informational purposes only.

**************************Tue Mar 25 03:16:41.939 2014 (UTC - 4:00)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\John\SysnativeBSODApps\032514-7093-01.dmp]
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (8 procs) Free x64
Built by: 9600.16452.amd64fre.winblue_gdr.131030-1505
System Uptime:0 days 0:04:27.617
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys
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Hello guys, my new PC had BSOD when playing games or playing music with window media player,
can somebody help me out? Thanks a lot

System Specs has been updated.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 3076

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 124
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: FFFFFA8007C307C8
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Answer:BSOD when playing games or playing music

Hello and welcome meteor mate I know I can dig them out of the debug stuff but some system specs are needed mate for starters
System Info - See Your System Specs

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GentlemenI would like to save some CD tracks in wav so I can add them to the Music folders in a number of HPS GAMES. They do need to be wav files, how do I do it? When I us Media player I only get media format!

Answer:Saving music as WAV

click here

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Question: saving music

I am trying to save my cd collection onto my PC.Real player automatically saves them in AAC format,butI want them in MP3 format.How can I resolve this???

Answer:saving music

I think Real Player can convert to mp3, but at a rather lower quality. I'm using a very old version of Real Player, so not sure how to get to the relevant option. Just explore.Better alternative is to use another mp3 converter, such as CDex or dbpowerAmp.

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Anyone know please if saving a large amount of music files to DVD will still work in a car CD player, same as a standard cd disc.All file saved as WMA which my player plays.Many thanks for any help.

Answer:Saving music on DVD...?

is your car's CD player?

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Question: Saving Music

Using MusicMatch Jukebox (basic). Can I save songs off the radio and if so, how?

Answer:Saving Music


Have a look at this:,23008,3006415,00.html



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I moved my music from my SD card to my phone after a hard reset today and now Xbox music is showing me error 80070003 and it won't play most of the songs I have... The weird thing is they play just fine when I use a different app
Anyone might know what's wrong with it or what I did wrong?

Answer:Xbox music not playing my music

Nevermind, seems to have worked itself out... Maybe got jealous of the app I was using or something

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Question: Saving music files

The "My Music"folder is showing my tracks in folders by Artist. I would like them listed by track name instead, is this possible?

Answer:Saving music files

just right click a space and choose sort by name.

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I need to reinstall WIndows XP on my daughters PC. How do I save her itunes music collection before I attempt this.


Answer:Saving itunes music

If the collection is less than 700 MB, you can burn it to a CD-R. If it's more than 700 MB and less than 4 GB, you can burn it to a DVD-R. Make sure to finalize and/or verify the disc after the burning process is complete - if the burning software you use allows you to do that.

You can also copy and save the collection in an external USB hard drive.


Is formatting the hard drive and reinstalling Windows XP necessary, or is there a problem that we can help you with that may prevent you having to do that?


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This is such a basic problem that I am really ashamed to ask! OK so I have my music files saved on hard drive and I know any number of ways and software to enable me to copy them to a CD to make them playable on any media player. So far so good. When I play the CD on my TV/video each track is listed with a number and what I would like to do, if at all possible, is for the track names (song/artist) to be listed instead of just the numbers.
I believe that I have, in the past seen a programme which does just this, or did I just dream it?
Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Saving music tracks


Sadly to play on a normal CD Player or TV then you will just have the track number, nowever if your TV/DVD player can handle MP3 then your in luck as you can add the ID Tags in Artist and Track Title and Album to the tracks using MP3Tag then burn them to disk using CDBurnerXP and choosing Data Disk.

But normal CD format to play on any CD drive, doesnt allow Artist and Track Titles.

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Hi, does anyone know how I can easily save music files (possibly from iTunes) to my son's Sony PSP? Cheers

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Im having a problem with Windows 7 RC1. I have all my music on an external drive that i keep plugged into my computer. i added the music folder on my external to the music library in windows 7. whenever i open windows media player it always has to reload my music, which takes a few minutes. Im wondering if there is a way to make it not have to reload the music and just remember where it is.

Answer:Windows 7 not saving my music library

**** it im using iTunes

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can anyone help me try to save a world cup song ive found on a here think it will be a good tune to play during the world cup (if he plays)

Answer:saving a video/music from a website

Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorderclick hereThis will record the audio

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Hi...I want to know if it's posibly to save and play music using the hard dive...I have Wind 98 and c.d.player(not Writer)...Do I need special software????Thanks.

Answer:Saving MUSIC to HARD DRIVE ?

AudioGrabber will do it for you; click here - free and easy.Do a search on google for CD Ripping and you will get lots of suggestions.Save as MP3 format for smallest size.DbPowerAmp is also a good program for converting.

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Hello, when I try to edit my metadata in Groove Music it always says unable to save retry again and it still doesn't work. Anyone know a solution?

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I do a lot of audio editing and work ... the VBR option is there, and the program I use (Sound Forge), I always seem to choose the "Highest Quality VBR" mp3s... Are these the best format nowadays?

Answer:Are VBR mp3s the best now for encoding & saving any music files?

VBR is fine, but unless you're loading these files onto a portable player, or sharing them online, I'd go for a lossless codec like FLAC.

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I tried using the Sound Recorder tonight for the first time and I fell on my face doing that too.

I recorded about 20 seconds of music as a test and saved it to
'My Music' folder. That part was successful.

However, when I went to the folder to play it I noticed it had a 'gold lock' icon on the title. I tried playing it but nothing but silence.

Any ideas?

Thanks and regards,


Answer:Can't hear the music after saving with Sound Recorder

Good morning all,

Just wanted to update my own post.

After reading some other posts with a similar problem as mine I Enabled 'Stereo Mix' under 'recording' in Sounds and all is well now.

Thanks and regards,


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Hi Looking for some support on saving music. I copied some files to my hard disc into a folder called "Music4" Tried to load it into Media center. Despite appearing to do everything correctly, doesn't seem to upload into Media Center?

Anybody got any suggestions?


Dublin, Ireland

Answer:Windows Media Player ...saving music

"Tried to load it into Media Center"

What that mean exactly?
Does it mean put it into Windows Media Center (the Operating System)? If so how are you trying to do this?

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When I click on a direct link to an mp3 file, it gave me the choice to play it in the Media Bar or not. I chose not to since I wanted to just save the file. Instead, it played the file in Windows Media Player (actually, it's mplayer2.exe, the older looking one), which I don't want.

This isn't asking how to save an mp3 from a streaming source. The .mp3 file is linked on the page. I want it to just save when I left click on it. It was able to do this before, but that was ages ago.

I'm using IE6 and XP Pro + SP1.

Answer:Saving Instead of Playing

Hello and welcome to TSF

You should reaslly update to SP2, as not having it is very dangerous for your computer.

Try right clicking on the MP3 link and choose Save as or save target as..

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:wave Hi guys...I'm back for more help.

I used my Roxio program to copy a VHS home movie to DVD. Now I want to edit the movie and upload it to youtube...but when I copy it to my pc (using Roxio again) it saves it in .gi format. Windows Movie Maker can't open the file. I have dozens of VHS tapes I need to copy and edit.

Is there a different (free) program I can use? I have dozens of VHS tapes I need to copy and edit.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Answer:Playing a DVD and saving it to my pc?

Check in your roxio program to see if it can be saved in a different format, such as mpg, mp4, or avi.

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Don't know if this is possible but I have a mix saved in My Music in RealPlayer format and I want to transfer it to my Itunes Library so that ultimately I can put it on my Ipod.Anyone know how to do this? Thanks

Answer:Saving Real Player Music Files to Itunes

click here

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Question: Data not saving

I have a problem with a program not saving preset data. Possibly due to harlink extenstion with only one piece of software.

I use symbolic hardlinks on my system but I do not know if the following has any bearing on the issue with the software I am using.

The software is a plugin that works within a host digital audio workstation software (Steinberg Cubase and plugin Soundtoys V5) and uses presets for different settings.

All software is legit and registered. I have contacted the developer regarding the issue with no resolve so trying here as the issue may largely be to do with windows.

The associate plugin has been installed with admin permissions and the host DAW software is run with full administrative rights. I have double checked that there are no hardlink main or subfolders used in the installation path for the plugin software.

All other 3rd party plugins work fine when saving presets and using symbolic links of which there's about 60+ 3rd party plugins installed using the main host system, however this particular software is not saving correctly.

It will save the preset name as a zero byte file and reports unable to save at location.

All other plugins work fine even when using symbolic links when saving preset data.

The issue may have been to do with a previous install of the soundtoys software as a phantom install directory is being created during the installation

E:\Users\Public\Documents\Soundtoys\Soundtoys 5

I did originally install the software usin... Read more

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Question: Data Saving

I have a laptop that is a bit flakey and no other machine. I am worried that it is suddenly going to die on me, whilst the majority of stuff on it is of little consequence, I do have a considerable number of JPEG photos that I would hate to lose. I do not have a re-write facility, how can I save these photos without having to upload to a host site?

Answer:Data Saving

If your laptop is all you have and it doesn't have a CD burner, then consider either an external CD-R or RW, or else an external HDD.Neither way is cheap, but both give you a chance to save precious data and even clones of your whole operating system.A bulky alternative is to search for a s/h computer which if you ask around, might well be yours for a few pounds, if you are not looking for high spec.

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Question: Data saving

Is there a good software that I can use to retrieve data from a hard drive that has been corrupted?

Answer:Data saving

Are you able to attach the harddrive to another computer, then retrieve the files?

Or does it not allow you access?

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Question: Saving data

I have fixed a lot of computers, but I have never tried to save data off a hard drive.

How would you do that with the SATA drives? I know with IDE drives you could make them slaves drives.

Do you have any problems with old OS being on it? Can you just take it out of the other computer and drag and drop?

Most of the ones who don't know how to back up, just want their picture and programs saved.

Do you have to use Ghost to save the data?

Answer:Saving data

As I understand from your post, you have taken a sata drive from one pc and you want to recover the data onto another pc that does not support sata correct?
There are IDE to sata converters or you can purchase a sata external USB enclosure. to sata converters&doy=16m1&source=15
You don't have to use Ghost for data just copy and paste

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Question: saving data

I want to save all my data on a seperate ntfs partition. is there a way to default set where all my save data goes IE: i click on save and i by default it saves in d: which is the data partition while c: is the OS partition.

Answer:saving data

Hello & welcome,

Look here for advice on moving the default Documents folder location: -

Change The Location Of The Documents Folder In Vista | Windows Fanatics

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Hi,I want to copy some files onto a Re-writable DVD,is there anyway that i can make the disk protected so that the files can not be overwritten.ThanksSteve

Answer:Saving Data On a DVD

No - use a normal dvd for write protection as a RW can always be formatted

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Question: Saving data to cd

Hi     I am trying to save a file to my CD in my drive and its telling me that there is no CD in the drive. When I check the properties in the drive it says the CD is full. This can't be its a new CD and I tried 2. Is there a setting I am missing. Any help would be very appreciated.ThanksJulia

Answer:Saving data to cd

What program are you using to save (aka burn) the file to the CD?Have you been able to burn CDs in the past?If yes have you changed anything recently? Added or removed hardware or software for example?What version of windows is this?

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Hi all. I hope I'm posting this to the right forum!When I want to save a copy of my data (mainly word docs) I simply write them to the cd-rw. However, a few months after doing that I decided to save them again, as some had changed, and more files had been added. So I just copied over the My Docs folder.I would have thought that it would simply update the earlier files, and maybe it did that, but somehow I ended up with 2 copies of everything. Maybe I wrote them twice or something. There were also mp3 and midi files, with the result that the cd-rw is now FULL ! The following questions come to mind:1 Can you delete files from the cd-rw? I tried and couldnt, it said it was "read only".2 Is it possible to re-arrange, drag and drop, etc on the cd-rw i.e. to tidy it up, as it were?Also a strange thing has just happened with my cd-rw. I load it up, right click, go to properties, and it says Used 542 kb Free 254 mbBut when I right click the folder on the cd-rw (My music and Docs) it gives:Size 349 mb, which is more realistic. I just inserted another cd-rw, which is absolutely full, and right clicking gives a size of only 203mb !!?Wonder whats going on?KC

Answer:Saving data to cd-rw

To do what you are trying to do (use a cdrw disc as a big floppy) you need to use a program such as InCD which comes with Nero. This program formats the disc and you can then drag and drop and it will overwrite earlier versions of files. You are probably using winXP which probably writes to the disc in sessions and the disc that says its full has probably been closed and can't be written to again unless you erase everthing from it and start again.

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I am trying to save hundreds of old family photographs on to DVD+RW discs so I can show them via my Sony DVD player on to a TV. I have scanned the photographs, edited and saved them as a JPEG-JFIF Compliant file using Paint Shop Pro 6. I load the disc in to my DVD player and try to show the pictures. It seems to be unable to recognise that there is files on the disk and there is no list were the files should be and consequently the photographs are not shown.If I check the properties of each photograph, under File type: it says it is a Nero PhotoSnapViewer File and Under Open with: Paint Shop Pro 6.The disc plays perfectly and the pictures are shown if I use my computer.What am I doing wrong? I would be grateful for any help

Answer:Saving photographs and playing on a DVD player

Does your DVD player recognise DVD+RW? Ditto for jpegs?

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very often when I try to save whatever is on the screen it won't save.  I believe it started with Linked and now it affects whatever may be on the screen.  Ithought it was a virus or a lock but it doesn't make sense.  Some stuff will save others not.  I'm 73 and relatively new to this technology, so don't laugh!What I've had to do is copy and paste onto word then save that.Thanks

Answer:Saving data, emails, anything

Here you will find others that have the same problem.  Myself, for one. I am now 76 and have been classified as 'legally blind' for several years. So I can not drive a car and I get a slight bark on income tax. I need to use a computer in order to read without a lot of  eye strain and neck pain.I used to copy and paste stuff from the current view and paste into notepad. That way I could enlarge the text for better visibility and not be hindered by pop ups and overlays.Recently I  notice some website do something to make it very hard to copy and paste a part of a web page. To date I have not seen any explanation of this.The only work around  I have is to use the 'select all' option. I use ctl-A to select the whole page, including what is not in the current view.  Then I  have to paste into notepad and look for the part  I wanted to read.  Yes, the browser has a zoom feature that helps. But graphics and scripts do not work well with high zoom settings, Like a 4x zoom. It gets to be a mess.When I paste into notepad, the graphics and scripts and special effects do not transfer. I get  just the text. For some reason some websites do not allow me to select a portion of the ext. So I have to select all.Maybe this would help you.  EDIT: Tthis search may help also:why you cannot select text in a web page

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Hi, not sure if this correct place for this question. I wish to download a vehicle workshop manual from a webpage to a CD or DVD so I have a permanent hard copy of the , but not sure how to go about it, it would be a large file.

Answer:Saving Webpage Data to CD/DVD

Hi, normally if its a Manuel from a website they normally give you a pdf download format if not on your browser go file>save as> webpage document or right click and go save as and will direct link you back to the webpage.
you could also just copy the content of the page and paste it into a word processor and then save it.
then check the size of the document and put it on a CD/DVD with enough space!
hope this helps.

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Due to spyware, viruses and who knows what else, i need to repair some key os elements. What will this wipe out as far as data? Do i loose all document and settings information?
Thank you in advance.

Answer:reloading xp - saving data

This gives a step by step guide to 'repair' and keep data

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I have Windows 98SE and Office 97 on my computer. For various reasons that involve other problems w/ my computer I need to be able to save all the data on my Outlook calendar and mailbox. Is there a way to back it up and when I reload Office 97 re-load the data? I am not real bright about computers, but can follow step by step idiot-friendly directions just great. (Please don't assume I know ANYTHING about manipulating these programs.)
(If needed, I have an AMD Athlon processor and 512MB RAM.

Answer:Saving data from Outlook 97?

Go to file> import/export and export all of your stuff to a .pst file that you can save to restore all your mail later. If you are not on an Exchange server you are probably already using a .pst file. do a search on your C: drive for *.pst

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I'm having multiple issues on my Compaq Presario 700z notebook, including an unmountable_boot_volume error, dac2w2k.sys error, and ntkrnlmp.exe error. Compaq has told me I will have to reformat the HD and reinstall windows. The tech I chatted with said I could take it to a service center to retrieve my data before doing this. Can anyone tell me how to do that from home?



Answer:Saving data before reformatting when I can't get in?

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I am currently going to wipe out all data on my hard disc and start from scratch. what is the best way to save mp3, Microsoft Office data and programs that i don't want to loose? Is there a program that i can use to compress this data small enough to fit it on a disc? I'm going to treat this as a starter question b/c I'm not sure what information you need. thank you for your help. 

Answer:Saving data to disc

Quoteand programs that i don't want to loose?Firstly, you can never backup programs properly. 7-Zip should do the job for the rest of the files. Download 7-Zip.

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I am going to format my c: and re-install winXPproSP1.

If I move my data to other partitions other than my C:, will that data be accessible once windows is installed?

(Is formatting my HD and re-installing windows going to remove the "index" that my computer uses to access files on partitions other than my c:?)

Answer:re-formatting and saving data

I know this might be a stupid question, but I dont know and would like the answer to it.

please help.

thanx for your input.

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Having trouble saving some files I copied from my old cp to my hard drive, appreciate some help.


Answer:Saving from data cd to harddrive

Start,Programs, Accessories, Windows Explorer....find the cd drive on left side of box and open right click to copy what is on the cd, then right click paste to where you want it on the right side of ther box

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Sorry if this query is basicwhen saving my photos to CD I'm told there is no disc in the E drive - why do I get this message, ( I'm using Packard Bell CD-RW 12x Speed 700 Mb capacity discs )

Answer:Problem saving data

What operating system are you using and what program do you usually use to burn to disk?

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A few days ago, I woke up to a computer lacking internet access. In the process of trying to fix it, my computer got severely owned. Long story short, my computer, for reasons beyond me, sucks now. It is slow, bloated, freeze-happy, and generally a pain in the ***. My computer used to not suck. I long for those days.

I've reformatted before (more than a year ago, so the details are hazy), and since then and now my music folder has grown from a few hundred to slightly over three thousand songs. I like these songs. I do not wish to lose them.

Currently, I'm .RAR'ing my entire music folder, which is--

I just right clicked my "Multimedia" folder to find the exact size and it froze. A bloody right click froze my computer... yeesh.

Ok, so I'm .RAR'ing my music folder, which is 12.3 GB... At 40% archiving, I have 8 .rar files, so thats 8 cds. Around 100%, I'll have at least 18. 18 cds to burn, label, store, and then re-upload after the format = huge pain.

I deleted all my movies so all that is straight up music all of which I plan on keeping. The rest of my data is less than 700mb so I can fit it on one cd.

What I would like to do (and I don't know if this is possible, so it may sound retarded) is to (and I'm delving into unfamiliar territories, so if I sound ignorant, it's because I am) "upload" my music folder onto a separate partition on my hard drive, and then begin the formatting process, and delete the partition contain... Read more

Answer:Saving data before reformatting

Use an external hard drive or burn everything onto 2 DVDs... that's the easiest... You wouldn't even need to compress anything.

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Hey all, I've got a question about upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7.

I've decided it's time to upgrade to a 64 bit operating system, but there is a factor about it that concerns me. I'd really rather not have to perform a clean install, and effectively wipe all my data.

My computer is equipped with 2 hard drives, is it possible to move all my data over to the E drive, and upgrade the C drive, running the E drive as a slave (or any other method with the 2 drives that could work)?

I do have an external hard drive available for use as well, could I transfer all my data, or at least my important data, on to an external drive, clean install Windows 7, and then move it all back in it's respective folders?

I'd really like to receive some enlightenment on this situation.

Thanks in advance!


Answer:Upgrading from XP to Win 7, and saving my data?

to go from xp to 7 means a clean install

you can save to E drive if you have enough room

then move them back after the install

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Hello Everyone,

I am not able to save data or music to my disc. What should I do ? i think I do not fully undestand the process. Please help and make simple.


Answer:Saving data to disc

amie4christ said:

Hello Everyone,

I am not able to save data or music to my disc. What should I do ? i think I do not fully undestand the process. Please help and make simple.

ThanksClick to expand...


Disk ??

Hard disk, CD Disk, DVD Disk, Zip Disk,

Post back and explain a bit better as to what you want to achieve, and what happens when you try.


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i have win 7 loaded on USB drive
when i click on repair win 7.
it says there is some problem and there is a window to send the info to microsoft
thats it
i don wanna do a fresh install of win 7 because i have some data to save..
please help

Answer:saving data while installing from USB

If you have a External HD, you could copy & paste your data.
Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

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Is there media playing software that saves my spot if the software closes or my computer shuts down? This would be very helpful. Thanks

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I have a column of numbers which I'm summing together everyday. The data in those columns changes everyday. In another column I have various dates and in the column next to that I have the per day totals.

So, in the column with the per date totals I have the formula

The problem is that when today becomes tomorrow, I lose the total. Is there a way to keep that total without loosing the today() command in those cells?

Hopefully that's not too confusing. I would post an attachment but my work thinks the popup is a gaming site... Thanks for the help!

Answer:Excel - saving today() data

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How do my two hard drives work, vista:C data :E, All my stuff only goes on the C drive, Not on E.
How do you set them up to have some on one & some on the other?

Thanks Nigel

Answer:Satellite A210-1c0 - data saving on HDD

If you want to save some data the system ask you where all this should be saved. Choose the right place under E (some specific folder) and be happy.

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Hi, i have a question in creating a file in which i can fill out the worksheet "form" and by clicking a save button, the data will be saved into worksheet "database" in the next row. basically i do not need to amend data from the "form", but i will rather update in "database" manually.

thx for your help in advance

Answer:excel - saving data to another worksheet

Hi there, welcome to the forum.

I think you should take a look at the link blow, this is something similar

If you get stuck, let us know.

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I am almost in tears now. All my pictures, videos and other important irreplaceable files are in my Western Digital passport hard disk - about 450 GB worth of it.

The Problem (what happened :

I plug on my Hard Disk as usual, but this time when I click on certain folders, it gets jammed, and though I can still cruise through the folders, all the files had disappeared!
I try safely removing the hard drive, but it says that the hard drive 'is still in use', so I just pull it off.
When I plug it back on, I was relieved! Everything was there but after about 5 mins and/or going to certain folders - BAM - it happens again - freezes and everything disappears. And again the hard drive cant even be safely ejected and I have to pull it off.

So, I plugged it back & I tried saving some of my pictures the pictures were copying fine until it got to a certain picture - BAM - it freezes (said something like 'Access denied or no specified file to copy'.
Now I'm so scared to even plug it back on! What happened to those files? corrupted due to virus attack? irretrievable? But I can still see it there! it even previewed...
OMG. Please help me. I'm going out of my mind. Its enough that my laptop is dieing and now my hard disk too?

How am I going to save my data?...

Answer:My WD Passport is failing - need help saving data

Take the Passport to a computer repair shop or back where you bought it and have them recover your data to a new external drive before it's too late. You will need a new external drive anyway

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Okay, so this is weird. I've tried numerous google searches about this and nothing has come up.

Google chome is not saving only particular form data, for instance my username: therealdrag0. Also my main gmail account name isn't saved. It's so annoying. Other stuff I put in, other emails in the same form, are saved, so that when I come back they drop down, but my main one isn't.

Any thoughts?


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my SSD failed and I need a new one. Is there a possibility to save or extract the recovery data which content the Windows Version so that I can install my already existing Windows starter Version on my new SSD?

The recover option doesn't work.

I have a Toshiba NB510-109

Answer:NB510-109 - Saving the Recovery data

This small netbook was originally delivered with HDD so I?m asking myself how have you installed original recovery image on SSD.

Anyway, if SSD is completely death I don't see any possibility to do anything about that. What you can do is to order original recovery disc for your machine but my recommendation for you is to install own Windows 7 32bit version using Microsoft installation disc.

I have done this on my NB520 and, believe me; it runs much better as original starter version. Graphic performance is much better when I watch movies.

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Basically I have forgotten how to do something really basic....

I have forgotten how to save a table or query into a comma delimited format (from an Access 2000 table or query to a comma delimited txt file). I know this is a really basic thing to achieve in Access (because I could do this with my eyes shut) but my memory is not what it was.

Many Thanks In Advance

The Thick One !!!

PS. Merry Xmas Everyone!!!!

Answer:Saving Access Data Into Different Format!

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Hello forum: I frequently download IRS and other sites'  fill-in forms into my documents and then fill in the forms and then print them. In the past when I went back into the form at a later date the previously entered info was still in the form.  Always.  Now, when I go back to the form it is always blank. Even if I ' save ' a copy of a filled in form with all the fields populated, it is always blank. I can see the info just blink off and the form goes blank when I go back into the form and look at it. Right now all of the pdf. forms in my Documents have no info in any fields even though I have filled them out in the past. I am using WIN XP SP2, IE 6, Adobe Reader 6.0 with the last Reader update 6.06. I have asked around  looking for others having the same experience and everyone says that they never could save info in the filled in forms . But in the past I always could . Did something change or is there a setting that I can reset to correct this? This is the first time in 5 years with this computer (Dell Dimension 2400) that this has occurred.  Thanks.

Answer:Adobe 6.0 not saving data in forms

Typically, you need the full version of Acrobat (or an alternative PDF editing program) in order to edit a PDF in some way.  Reader's not enough.If you were able to do it in the past, then it's because you also have a version of Acrobat AND Reader 6 on your computer at the same time.  When Reader was updated, it took over as the default program for opening PDF files.  Open up Acrobat or whatever program you have for editing PDFs, open the IRS form, and try that way.Alternatively, you could uninstall Adobe Reader 6 and try opening your PDF.  Best case scenaro, if you do have Acrobat, then it will automatically open your PDF.  Worst case scenario, the PDF won't open at all and you'll have to reinstall Adobe Reader (download from Adobe's site...latest version is 9.0), Adobe Acrobat (install from any discs you may have if you purchased it in the past), or whatever PDF editor you may have.

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Help! My Gateway Windows XP desktop computer shut down because the electricity went off. When I tried turning it back on a day later, it came up to the screen telling me my computer unexpectedly shut down, giving me options to restart including Normal, Last Restore Point, and then 3 Safe Modes, one just Safe Mode, one Safe with Networking and one Safe with something else (can't remember). Well, none of these options worked. I tried each option and all would try to boot, but just start over.

So, I then MISTAKENLY used the F11 "Recovery" option (which I have since learned was a no-no) which started a process I thought would just "recover" my computer. It went through some things that I didn't follow along very well with, but I didn't have to click on anything until it now says
"System Restore - Format and Recover
All files, including data files, on the user partition will be lost and the original factory-shipped files will be recovered to the user partition.
Do you want to continue?"
And the only option to click is "OK".

I have since learned that if I would have booted with my Gateway system disk, I may have had the option to click on "backup files".

My question now is, can I get out of this? If so, how? (I actually already tried just shutting down my computer, booting with system disk, hitting "R", but it brought me back to this same screen) I REALLY want to backup my data. I don't care if I hav... Read more

Answer:saving data on unbootable computer!

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I have earlier successfully used a SATA\IDE adapter with a 12v=2A/5 V=2A power source (don't know what the two values actually mean here) for saving some data from a harddrive in a broken PC. Can I use the same adapter for saving data from a laptop harddrive? The adapters seem to fit with the extensions I have, but the specs on the harddrive says 5V 700mA. Or will the output of the power source be "too strong" here?

Answer:Saving data from laptop harddrive

that should be OK -
you have an adapter - 5V 2A - so the max current is 2amps
and you only need to provide 700mA or 0.7amps

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I do this quite often and I am very annoyed. Everytime I connect a hard drive [xp, vista, or windows 7] and try to access it I get the message that I don't have the right to view it.

I have to use the "take ownership" feature. I am an administrator so what gives.

running windows 7 professional with microsoft security essentials and windows firewall

Answer:saving data from another hard drive

Are the files on these hard drives you are connecting yours? Did you originally create these files?
Are you installing/connecting these hard drives to your motherboard, SATA connector, or by USB?

If you did not create these files on the PC that you are trying to open/view them on this is as it is supposed to be. All the data on those drives has permissions set be another username and PC. Until you change the permissions and or add your username to grant you permission to view/open/whatever you will get this message.

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my windows xp is freezing up so i need to reinstall and i need to know if there is a way i can save my data and files in the safe mode?

Answer:saving data from safe mode

USB Drivers/External Hard Drives will work in Safe Mode.Oh, and you should be able to burn CD's, I'm not sure.We might be able to cure your Freezing problem. Do you want to?

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Hello. Still trying to get used to Vista after have xp for some time. I am stumped on saving a data file that I copied to a cd from my old cp. How do I save it to my hard drive.


Answer:? on saving cd data to harddrive thru vista

View the file on the CD in the documents viewer (explorer) and right click it and select Copy.

Then navigate to the folder where you want to put it and right click and paste ...

Its no different to any other Windows version in that respect?

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i have 2 groupbox's in form1, and in both i have like 5 checkbox's.i also have a button called btnSave and another called btnLoad. my question is, how can i make it so when i click btnSave, the staus of all the checkbox's (whether they are checked or not) is saved to a file. and when i press btnLoad, they are loaded.
hope i made myself clear.
i really need an answer for this urgently.
thanks in advance.

Answer:noob - Saving all data in delphi

Do you know how to process files in Delphi? If the answer is yes, please follow:
*/Read the state of the check boxes and their names
*/Write these values in a file (eg, state.txt), with a consistent format (eg, name1:checked, name2:nochecked ...) name1, name2 is the name of the check boxes, and checked, nochecked is their values. Of course, you could format it with your own.
*/Close the file
*/When you need to load the states, just open the file (state.txt) and read the string in it and check the values of the approriate check boxes.

Hope this help

PS: If you don't know how to process files in Delphi, google it

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Though I may not have to do this for hopefully a long time how do you save the data/programs on a partition when you reload the OS. Recently I had to reload one of my XP computers, once up and running I was not happy to find that I could not access my partition, when I tried it went the way of a Format. Seems to me there should be a way to access a partition after a reload.


Answer:Saving Partion Data/programs!

When you say "Reload" do you mean a repair install?

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this should be simple: i just want to save the data structure without including the data.

Answer:MS Access (saving structure w/out data)

I'm assuming you want to copy a database without the data (just the structure).

Create a new database. In the new database click on File|Get External Data|Import. Select the original DB. In the Options section there should be a choice to import structure without data. Select all tables from the original DB. That should do the trick.

Good Luck!

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I have an old Seagate model ST310211A 10GB hard drive, that was in a PC with a bad mother board. Can I recover the data from it by making it a slave drive and putting it in another working PC. My concern is that the drive with the pictures has Wins 98 and the working PC has Win XP. I also have one with Win 7, but I figured the closer the better?
Am I on the right track? Or is there a better way to get the pictures off it. Don't have money for a pro to do it!


Answer:Saving data on old hard drive?

I'd use one of These USB adapters ... Then just read the Data like it was a USB flash drive
Assuming the HDD is still functional ... A pro is not needed

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Hi All,

My SSD C: drive is 124GB. Unfortunately one of my programs saves huge of data in C;\application data.
over 40GB!!. Is there any way I can do to avoid it? I have to note that the location is not the choice of the user. I use Windows 7 Ultimate.

Thanks for your help


Answer:How to avoid saving data in C drive?

What program?

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My PC as of late has been running awful. When I have a game running it'll run fine, however it's navigating the PC when say in a browser, or just copying files, or anything really outside running a game that is running horrible. I ran malwarebytes and did a scan and corrected, same with Housecall, was gonna do a CCleaner but I'm at the point where I'm fed up and just want it running smoothly. When I'm in firefox if I do something as simple as ctrl D to bookmark a page everything freezes. So I'm ready for a fresh start.

I'm going to find my Windows 7 disc after work and reformat. However I would like to backup important info. If I clone hdd to hdd it'll save everything and make the reformat pointless as far as I know. So that's not an option. I know how to copy/paste my picture files. That's easy.

How would I go about saving my steam game files so that my in game progress is erased? I have a 160gb internal hdd installed, I'm using a 1tb internal for os and everything. So I can use the 160. I also have an external 160gb hdd I can use.

I started to clone the hdd and quickly realized that's not my course of action. So after backing up my browser bookmarks, and pictures, how do I save all my steam game files? Don't think i"m worried about losing any other data besides that.

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With my new computer and Windows 7, I'm finding that information that I enter into the different sites that I visit is saved at that site. Is there an adjustment I can make so that the information I enter into the site like on Ancestry is not saved, and dissapears immediately after I leave the site?
I have subscriptions to several sites, and each one has a long list of names that I've entered that I will never use again.

Answer:How to eliminate forms from saving data

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Some time ago I wrote an Access database for a company, last week they asked me why it had stopped saving data. I said I did not know, but I suspected the user was doing something wrong. That was until yesterday when I was contacted by a second company and asked if I knew why their Microsoft Access had stopped saving data. I have not visited either location but suspect that a recent Microsoft automatic update has caused this problem. Both these databases are on a small network. Has any one suffered anything a similar problem?

Answer:Access database not saving new data

Haven't seen this before. Which version of Access? Have you done much coding behind it or is it fairly straightforward?The fact that two independent companies have come forward suggests it might be update related to me otherwise I would have suggested volumes but for both of them to hit a particular volume where the database had a problem or became corrupt in the same time period seems unlikely or a big coincidence.Can't they send you a copy to take a look at and try on your machine?Have you searched MS knowledgebase ? If a Microsoft update had this effect I think it would be in there fairly quick.

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Ststem:Monitor - LG Flatron W2442PEPC - HP Pavillion H8 1150UKProcessor - Intel Core i7-2600 @ 3.40GHzRAM 6.00 GbWindows 10 Home 64 bitWindows 7 Home 64 bitNVIDIA Geoforce GT 530 When playing games, after a few minutes the monitor will go into "power saving mode" and there is no way of getting it to turn back on - the PC is still running and you can hear the audio - but I have to reboot using the power switch. I have tried different cables DV and HDMI but it is not a connection issue. I have updated the driver, but it persists! Do I need a new graphics card to keep up with these  new games? If so can anybody recommend one that would be compatible?

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Hi BleepingComputer,
I am infected with this audio ads malware, probably named start saving. I tried to remove some related programs (scorpion saver etc.) and its extension in Google Chrome. But the start savin extension is not removable even when I deleted its registry entries and appdata files. 
I tried several anti-malware tools such as Adware Cleaner, Junkware Removal Tool, TDSSKiller, Malwarebytes & its Anti-rootkit tool, 360 safety guard, HitmanPro etc., but problem still exists.
I really appreciate it!
Here is my DDS report:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16526  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by ZR at 11:05:14 on 2014-01-20
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.936.86.1033.18.7915.4498 [GMT -8:00]
AV: Norton Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
AV: 360安全卫士 360 SafetyGuard *Enabled/Updated* {2B66EE1E-E5C8-C2F7-648F-4E55AC68D37D}
SP: 360安全卫士 *Enabled/Updated* {90070FFA-C3F2-CD79-5E3F-7527D7EF99C0}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton Internet Security *Enabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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Answer:Infected with Start Saving & Phantom audio ads keep playing

Hello shangzr I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same",... Read more

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Hello, hoping you can help me out with a friend's PC.

Here is the situation:

1) "Computer A" is the main computer. It starting having issues, HD making noises, and blue screen of death occurring.

2) THERE IS LOTS OF DATA on Computer A that needs to be saved

3) So I said to do this--- Will this work? What type of problems <might> occurr? Also, is this process correct?

- take Computer A's hard drive out
- place ( install ) it in Computer B, as the slave drive
- Computer B should just recognize it and place it as the next drive letter (via windows explorer)... nothing else needs to be done???

- If this works, just take the data off of Computer A's hard drive and save it to Computer B.


I'm not sure which or what OS either computer is?
Should it matter?

No other settings should need to be done, right? Or should something be editted or changed in CMOS?

Thanks for your help.... I've done this on my PC (long time ago) but can't remember any little details--- I thought you can just pretty much attach the second HD to the existing cable (as the slave drive)


Answer:Hard Drive Problems - saving data - help!

oh... I forgot...
you need to set the jumper on the second hard drive to "slave" setting.
hopefuly, the second drive has easy to read diagram of the jumpers

any thoughts on the 1st post?

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"Saving to a lossy file may cause changes to image data"

What does it mean? what do i have to do to save the changes?!?!

PLEASEEEEEEEE asnwer! someone!

Answer:Saving to a lossy file may cause changes to image data???

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I have several large files I would like to save to disc to free up storage. Also I would like to make emergency back-ups of games in case the original discs are damaged, lost, etc. I only have a CD-RW drive so, my question is: Can I only use CD-Rs/CD-RWs to save? I'd prefer to save them on DVDs because of the large amount of storage space and I've heard they will not deteriorate as fast as a CD.

Answer:Saving large amounts of data, etc. to disc

If you have only a CD drive then you may only use cd media.
I suggest that you get a copy of Norton Ghost.
Norton Ghost will allow you to backup your files or the whole disk drive.

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My husband has just bought an Acer laptop running XP with an NTI CD & DVD-Maker (Gold) in it. Since I'm the supposed techy in this area, it's my job to understand how to operate it & then teach him. I've read through the 'Help' section and think I get most of it but am really stumped when it comes to which file system to use. I've never run into this before and the choices are:ISO 9600 standard level1; MS-DOS file names;Joliet; Romeo and UDF. We use the drive mainly to back up our word documents so does anyone know which is the best one to use?

Answer:Which file system to use when saving data to disc

ISO 9600 - Joliet or Romeo... Joliet stores file names up to characters, with trucated names for Dos.. Romeo stores up to 128 characters. People stick with Joliet for compatability.

UDF is for packet writing, which may be convienient, but is a dangerous way to store things on disks. If something goes wrong during writing, generally all the data gets lost. Also, you'll find some systems won't be able to read the disks. Besides, CDR's are cheap enough..

By the way, you're probably better off using a flash drive and forgetting about burning disks if it's just word documents.

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I'm on a team that manages a network with about a 100 computers. Some of the people using MS Office experience extremely slow saving and closing of the program. Occasionally while one of the programs of MS Office is hung up trying to save, the program will crash resulting in the loss of all their work. Everyone is running windows 7 Professional 32 bit. MS Office 2010. The servers are all running Server 2003 Standard Edition 32 bit. Everyone has roaming profiles.

Answer:MS Office Slow Saving and/or Losing Data

Hope you don't have the Outlook Connectors feature installed. Or at least have backed out KB2412171 which was a pain.

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Hi everybody
The more I tinker around with W8 the more I like it.

As well as the built in Mount Command (Bye Bye Daemon Tools) for mounting ISO images in W8 this one is a REAL: beauty for saving and restoring your OS.
It will create a file called install.wim (this type of file might already be known to people who deploy a lot of Windows instances).

For Restoring :

After the image has been re-created (includes all your apps etc) start the REFRESH PC from the control panel

Choose the INSTALL.WIM file you created and you'll find your system restored with all the applications etc.

In the severe event that you need to re-boot from an external medium -- I'm working out how to do a recovery from a boot disk - do the following:

Currently It's a two step option -- REFRESH from the install disk
then Control panel and refresh again using your own install WIM file.

I'm sure I can make a bootable USB as per "Win2GO" type of method so I can avoid the need to run it twice if I have to recover totally via a boot.

Guys who are more experienced with WIM files might like to add to the thread to avoid the method of having to run the refresh TWICE if I use the Windows install disk to refresh the system --there must be a way to point it to a user created WIM file or create a USER recovery disk / usb.


Answer:Built in Refresh saving your own data etc. - No need for Acronis Etc

Hi Jimbo … I think the syntax should be "recimg"

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So, subsequent to my previous thread...

(Basically, I have an Access database which is to be used by many users to make changes).

...once the record has been amended, I need to allow the user to either "save changes" or "exit without saving". At the moment, the data is updated as soon as I leave the form - how do I get round this?



Answer:Solved: Saving (or not) changes to data in a form in Access 97

If the user does not want to save the changes (or additions) they can press the Esc twice to "Undo" the Actions.
However if you want to have a second Button that says Close without saving then before the button's VBA code Docmd.close enter

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I am looking to save some data from 95 Windows operating System and bring the information to XP operating System.

I was thing of using Thumb Drive by the one recommend is Cypress Generic USB. I cannot locate one.

I am lost in how to get the data from one operating system to another. Any ideas. Will be greatful.

Answer:Solved: Data Saving & Transfer 95 Windows to XP

It's unlikely you will find a thumb drive that will work with a computer old enough to be running Win95 without a search for drivers or installing an upgrade of the USB to v2.0.

If both machines are desktops and have compatible interface (the old machine will likely be IDE), you may be able to remove the hard drive from the old machine and install it as a Secondary Master drive in the new machine. Assuming it's recognized and you can open it, all you would need to do then is drag and drop the files you want into the C:\ drive where you want them.

Another alternative would be to purchase an external USB enclosure, install the Win95 drive into the enclosure and see if you can access it that way. Drag and drop would still apply.

The drive format for a Win95 drive will probably be FAT or maybe FAT32. either way, XP should be able to read it.


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My Equium A100-27 has an 80GB hard drive, this is slit in half C drive and E drive.

I understand that the E drive is used for system recovery purposes but can I also use it to store data on?

If I do use it for data how much room should be left clear for system recovery?

Answer:Equium A100 - can I use E drive for data saving?

This is old notebook model and it has no ?recovery data? saved on second HDD partition.
So you can do with this partition whatever you want and also use it for data saving or data back-up.

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