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This Square Enix tech demo shows DirectX 12 in all its glory

Question: This Square Enix tech demo shows DirectX 12 in all its glory

Microsoft has had plenty to say about Windows 10 over the past several months leading up to its Build conference that wraps up today. While we've heard some details about DirectX 12 and how it'll be exclusive to Windows 10,...

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Answer: This Square Enix tech demo shows DirectX 12 in all its glory

Looks like the character was pulled directly from Morrigan (Dragon Age)...

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Due to the Earthquake, Square Enix and Konami are shutting down their severs and delaying game/DLC releases. Capcom is now have TBA for their DLC on Capcom/Marvel.

Japanese Earthquake: Square Enix, Konami Shut Down Servers; Capcom, Sega, Sony Delay Games

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I just did a clean install on my laptop after installing a new SSD. I installed the drivers that I had to install manually, and then I did a Windows update for anything else. After getting everything setup I ran my first Windows Experience Index.

Surprising, the graphics score was only 5.0, but I am almost sure it was higher with the factory installation. I am runnng Aero but with most of the visual effects turned off. I viewed the assessment details and it showed this:

If you notice, the DirectX version is 10. But when I run dxdiag the version number in the report is 11. Here is my configuration, and please let me know if more information is needed. Thank you very much.

HP Pavilion dv7-4285dx
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit made from ISO image: X17-58997.iso
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6370

Answer:DXDiag shows DirectX 11 but Windows Experience Index shows DirectX 10

I believe that WinSAT only test for DirectX 10 and 9, not 11. That's why it only shows DirectX 10. If your card fails to do the DirectX 10 test, then WinSAT will only display DirectX 9. Don't worry about it. If DxDiag shows DirectX 11, then your card can support it.

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Question: DirectX 10 Demo

You need a 8800 and windows vista, enjoy.

I request that you post some screenshots of teh beauty though

Answer:DirectX 10 Demo

F1N3ST said:

You need a 8800 and windows vista, enjoy.Click to expand...

You know, I really hate these statements. You need a *DX10* card, doesn't have to be a 8800. Well, at least soon it won't need to be a 8800.

Also, "teh beauty"? One, you can use DX10 features in OpenGL through extensions. Two, how does DX10 make it more beautiful? For example, Crysis will run on DX10 AND DX9, and in whichever mode you run it you will have access to ALL the eyecandy.

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i was just surfing the newegg website and found this RoboBlitz Tech Demo bundled with the new intel processors. exactly what is this RoboBlitz Tech Demo?

Answer:RoboBlitz Tech Demo <- any idea what is it?

It is a game demo. Do a google on it.

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Hi Everyone,

For a very very long time now I have been desperately searching the internet, high and low, for a few of NVidia's original technology demo's that they released on their website back in 99, 2000, 2001... But their is 2 specific Technology Demo's that I just cannot find anymore, they are:

Inferno & Twister

With the inferno technology demo, you could hit the mouse button anywhere on the screen and an hot rock in flames would come down from the sky and slam into the ground.

With the twister technology demo, it is self explanatory really, it was a nice graphic demo that allowed you to create a twister and destroy the environment.

I have searched NVidia's sites high and low, they have a heap of technology demo's that came out at the same time that they released these 2 I am after, but nothing exist on their site about these 2 tech demo's...

I have searched hundred of websites, the best I got was a few screenshots of the Inferno NVidia tech demo on Toms Hardware, and Guru3D managed to have the original CryTEK X-Isle Tech Demo and Benchmark, but I am at a loss trying to find these 2 old tech demo's, I am after the Inferno one more than anything.

Does anyone know where I could possibly find the Inferno tech demo, or does anyone still have a backup of the Tech Demo?

This site here has a link to it in the demo list, Number 17 from the bottom:,683482/Download-Geforce-tech-demos-from-Wan... Read more

Answer:nVidia Tech Demo - Inferno (GeForce)

P.S - I am a massive fan of Graphic Demo's, I love them, like fr-025 Final, ViP2 by PoPsy TeAm...

Does anyone else know of some really good graphic demo's that are out their? The Graphic Demo sites I used to frequent hourly years ago have since all perished, (ala 3DFiles, demoscene, etc) and I know about the but its a very difficult site to understand and read, and they don't review really, or rate, although they have a top list, which is never updated...

Does anyone know of newer graphic demos out their, or nice graphic demos that are really unseen and unknown?



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For those who need more re-assurance regarding their DirectX 11 card purchase BitSquid and Fatshark have released the Stone Giant demo/benchmark which makes use of Microsoft's latest API.


Answer:Stone Giant DirectX 11 demo/benchmark released

I would totally freakin play this. Reminds me of zelda for some reason. The stone thing, looks like a monster from a zelda. Ohhhh yea, now I just need a dx11 card.

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Nvmonitor is showing 2 red squares on GPU speeds, however i'm not sure what it means, if it's something to worry about - and if, how to fix it?.

They appared after i've got my PSU today (green before), as the power here cuts out fairly often i kind of need that. It's a BR850LCD.

Screenshot showing it here:

I got a GT8000, don't think any other sys specs matter.

Was going to ask on nvidia forums, but they don't accept my mail account so hope someone here can help me. Thank you!

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I have a Satellite P100 and the task bar sometimes shows up an icon which I cannot understand. It is a grey square with an horizontal line near the botoom, and seems to represent a computer. Then, over the right bottom side there is a red circle with a red diagonal line across it (in the forward slash direction).

Hovering the mouse over it does not produce any information.

Can you help?

Answer:Satellite P100: task bar sometimes shows up an grey square icon


If the icon appears in the task bar so it means that the application is running and was loaded possibly at the startup.
I have really no idea what the described icon could be or which application was started.

You can try to start the ?msconfig? in the run window and there you will find the Startup tab. There you can find the application which was loaded at the beginning.

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Not been here for a while.
I have added a profile picture to my wife's youtube channel and google + page , and also added the page banner.
It all shows up nicely on PC, Macbook Pro, iPhone and iPad.
However, when I post a link to her youtube channel to Facebook, instead of showing my profile picture, it is showing a blue square.
I was hoping to add a picture to show you but it won't let me.
Any help would be greatly appreciated please.

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Time of this report: 4/18/2017, 11:16:03
Machine name: 000000
Machine Id: {58AC8630-390D-4008-A137-AA2082DB4D5C}
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (10.0, Build 14393) (14393.rs1_release_sec.170327-1835)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
BIOS: (04/24/2014)ZX-G41D3LM Ver:2.1
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3072MB RAM
Page File: 1440MB used, 2142MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 12
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
Miracast: Not Available
Microsoft Graphics Hybrid: Not Supported
How can it support directx 12.?

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SO i have a 3TB external HD attached to my router, I moved all my music at the time over. Now I am trying to move more music over and it only comes up as a media device and I have no idea how to make it work as intended again. it use to come up under my computer as if it were attached to my PC, now it is under network as the media device. any help/thoughts?

Answer:NAS shows up as media Device. (Not very tech savvy)

How did you move the music to the external drive in the first place? Was it connected to your computer or to your router?

The whole "Media Device" thing could be that your router has cleverly scanned your external drive and found a ton of music and decided that it would be better set up as a Media Device so other devices on the network can stream the music from it. Rather than have it set up as a NAS which often requires a Username/Password combo and often isn't greatly compatible with music streaming to other Media Devices on the network.

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I have a windows 7 home premium but when tech says it shows operating as a windows xp...  The computer states it a Windows 7 premium so why when I try to log into certain sghts it tells me it doesnt support winddows xp when I am not using an xp.... this computer was never an xp nor did I ever downloaded an xp. 

Answer:I have a windows 7 home premium but when tech says it shows ...

yogie68 wrote:I have a windows 7 home premium but when tech says it shows operating as a windows xp...  The computer states it a Windows 7 premium so why when I try to log into certain sghts it tells me it doesnt support winddows xp when I am not using an xp.... this computer was never an xp nor did I ever downloaded an xp. Hello @yogie68 Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. 1) What is your HP full computer model and product number - can you post them > 2) What exactly are you trying to do so that something states and checks your OS. Who is this tech ? What are these websites ? What browser do you use ? Please, provide details, description. Thanks 3) Can you provide a short log to review Download Trend Micro's HiJackThis app: Save and run the exe file. Click on "Do a scan and save log file" buttonAfter scan, if a log file pops up in Notepad - that is excellent. If not, choose "Save log" button and choose to save the log file somehwereThe log file - open it, choose "Select All" (CTR + A) , then copy it and paste it all here in your next reply. After pasting the log here, you can eventually close HiJackThis and delete it.  Looking forward to your update.

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Hey all,

For some reason, when I change my resolution to something which it normally is (1080). A weird grey box/square appears in my wallpaper and doesn?t go away until I reboot.
See screenshot:

I've tried the following so far:

- Updating graphic card drivers
- Changing wallpapers
- Uninstalling everything related to themeing
- I did a sfc /scannow
- Ran a registery cleaner
- Refeshing on my desktop

I'm at a point that I have no clue anymore what it could be.

Hope someone can share some help.

Thanks for reading

Answer:Weird "permanent" square shows up on the desktop wallpaper

Are you talking about the box around the Unicorn?
What does it look like when you restore the resolution using the same wallpaper?

Almost looks like an image overlaid on the desktop that has not been stretched to full screen size.

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During the [email protected] day on Wednesday, the processor giant showcased a new anti-cheat technology currently under development, which apparently can detect common cheats like aimbots and wall hacks, and then alert other gamers not to enter into sessions with that particular player.Cheats such as aimbots or "wall hacks" that expose players lying in wait send data to online gaming servers in unnatural patterns that could be detected by other PCs connected to the same server, Travis Schluessler, a researcher at Intel said. PCs equipped with this technology would notify a server that someone in the game is using a cheat, and then the game administrator could set a policy of kicking the cheat offline.The technology would be targeted at the profitable gaming market; however, the article cites other business-related implications for the technology as well, such as click-fraud detection. There is no word on availability at this point, but seeing the project is still in its early stages we shouldn?t expect the system to find its way into high-end PCs any time soon.

Answer:Intel shows off anti-cheating tech for online games

OOOOOO YES that is so *censored* good , *censored* wall hacks *censored* them the *censored* .I was always  shot down by aim-bots in enmey terrtory, this is such a good idea. 

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Question: Quest for Glory


Would anyone know where i might be able to get my hands on the VGA version of Quest for Glory 1?

I remember playing it as a kid and was looking for nostalgic satisfaction!

any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Quest for Glory

Nope, I believe AGDI said that re-doing it would not be worth it way back when they were redoing KQ1, too bad.

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Question: Quest for Glory 5

From what I can tell I seem to be the only person in the WORLD who has this game but perhaps I'll be lucky.

The next paragraph is really unnecessary ranting about my computers. So skip to the last if you wish.

Vital background information:
I had this charming piece of crap computer called Surly. 48MB RAM, pentium 166 and most importantly Windows 98. A capacitor exploded. Surly died. Rather than lose all the nifty stuff stored on my harddrive, I put said harddrive into an EVEN CRAPPIER computer called Deep Thought (which is ironic for those of you who know who Deep Thought is) which had a whopping 32MB RAM and all the accompanying slow things. Like Windows 95. Anyway, it was too slow to run my cool QFG5 game so I decided I'd put it on XP. Which didn't work. Then 2000. Which didn't work.

The point of the tale being, does anyone know how to get it working on XP or 2000? It's old, hence 98 is all it's supposed to work with. It installs ok but when I attempt to start it, the first screen pops up. And pops straight back down again. Nothing further occurs.

Answer:Quest for Glory 5

With XP, have you tried running the Program Compatibility Wizard? It's at Programs -> Accessories -> Program Compatibility Wizard.

Tell it to run that program as if you have Windows 95/98.

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Hi all,

I know it's not a good way to make your first post on a forum but I'd like to recommend you a game. The one of the kind, that will most likely make some of you shed a tear. Do any of you remember Adom and Nethack? Or MUDs of any kind?
Well, I would like to present to you Genesis, the first LPMUD out there.
I have been playing it continuously for the past 12 or so years and I've always enjoyed it. Today's MMORPGs don't even come close to this one, offering a large variety of possibilities regarding your character (you're not bound to certain race, guild, class or whatever throughout the game, you can switch almost at will), there's something for both hardcore powerplayers and roleplayers. It doesn't take any space on your hard drive (unless you want to run it from some clinet instead of raw telnet). But enough of my talking here, check it all out by yourselves here:

And enjoy!

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I think I put this in wrong forum whoops X(

Ok, I know Win95 is a litte, (or perhaps a LOT) old school, but to date I have been using my faithful Gateway 2000 for late night, hardcore DOS gaming.

The bad news
The other day, I started it up, thinking that I would spend a nice long time with my DOS games. It goes past the first bit where it beeps and says 'Win95 starting up...' then it goes to the colourful Windows 95 screen. Then... it shuts off completely. I tried several more times, but same end to the story. Then dad tried to fix it with some crazy boot disks and such, but to no avail. It seems it was not detecting the CDrom drive (E:/) yet there have been no past problems concerning it. So we instantly lost hope (it's 10 years old) and took it apart in preparation for computer heaven. (It was a good machine) But now dad has regained hope and has decided to keep the bits and muck around with it, which MIGHT prove fatal, so I need quick help.
The Part that I don't know has relevance
I recently installed one of those cheapy-games that *supposedly* runs on 95, but I didn't read the specs carefully enough and it didn't work. So, I killed it. It DID require 850MB, so I moved a few games to the other drive (2g) and then tried it. That wouldn't have affected anything because they weren't systemular necessary files etc etc. I didn't touch anything like that. The last thing I did was play Princess Maker 2. :/ Unless the computer did... Read more

Answer:The glory of Win95, dead.

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Hi Friends. This is a small problem, I hope.Every now and then I click onto a page that I wish to see, but, all I get is a blank page with a small square in the top left corner, inside the square is another square, a circle and a triangle.Is it something that I have done, or haven't done when recently upgrading to AOL 8. and re-installing Win98.

Answer:Nothing , just square, with square, circle & trian

Go to the site, copy the address, paste into the forum to create a blue click here link.

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Okay, this is random, but I try to install the game but it just closes the menu and nothing happens after I click on the "install" button, I have had this game installed before, but, it was so long ago I don't remember how I got it on there. I even have an image file and when you run that it does the same thing and there is nothing wrong with the disk, no scratches. I'd really appreciate help with this.

If you know anything about this problem and how to fix it can you please post a resolution or statement in this thread. I didn't post this in the Imperial Glory forum because it won't let me post for no reason.

Answer:Imperial Glory? Can't Install Game....

This menu comes up and wen I click "install Imperial Glory" nothing happens... it just closes.

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They seem to have posted me an utterly dead PSU. The "Tagan i-xeye 420W" or similar name. I forget. Anyway, it's very dead. No fans. No LEDs. Just my favourite Simon & Garfunkel: The Sounds of Silence. Help?

Answer:The glory of Tagan (irony intended)

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hey all,i have:Intel P4 3.0ghz (clocked to 3.3) with HT80GB Maxtor Hdd (ide)Gigabyte mobo (sorry - can't find model no.)Ebuyer 600w psu512mb pc2700 ram in 1x512Ati Radeon Sapphire 9800 ProI installed my new graphics card yesterday, replacing my ageing ati 9200se, I kept the drivers i had because no driver cd came with the card. After installing i checked everything was ok with dxdiag and i found no problems (dx 9.0c installed) direct3d was working. After playing rainbow six for about 30mins my computer froze, no ctrl+alt+del available it just stopped responding all together. I reset the pc and found (in dxdiag) that no direct3d was available (error msg: Direct3D functionality not available. You should verify that the driver is a final version from the hardware manufacturer.) I am now needing help because im confuzzled!Can anyone pinpoint the problem?Thanks in advance,Josh

Answer:My New 9800 Pro - my pride and glory - broken?

Hi, have you tried updating the driver from the ATI site?

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After many months of fine help from people on tsg forums, i have realised that this computer is clunking towards a halt and have ordered a new one from dell. The realisation that the average ipod has 10x the hard drive of my pc helped, but the local company offering broadband for less than my dial up means i am switching at the end of the month and want a fresh start.

The new machine will be a dell dimension 8400:
P4 530 (3.00GHz, 800fsb, 1MB cache)
1024MB Dual Channel DDR2 400MHz
160GB (7200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive with 8MB DataBurst cache
128 MB PCI Express x16 ATI Radeon X300 SE
48x/32x/48x/16x CDRW/DVD-ROM combo drive

I mainly use the desktop for work and pootling (my current word of the month: about on the internet.
I do have a modest interest in games when i have the time though. I realise this machine is not for high end gaming, however i do not want to run the very latest games with all the graphics maxed out.

The only thing i am concerned about is the graphics card. I couldnt find many reviews googling the model although those i did find were not all together complimentary. Adding £250 to the price for a 256mb nvidia card seemed VERY pricey. To get to the point, would i be able to play rome:total war or imperial glory at a reasonable level with this system or would i need a new gfx card? If these are beynd its capabilities would something like battlefield 1942 run ok? I understand these are relatively new and system draining ... Read more

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I am a Laptop Technician in Canada, and well to e honest I am really tired of junking so many motherboards because something has gone wrong on them. So I have decided to learn how to track down what on the board is blown, and replace it.

Can anyone you point me to where I can get board schematics and tech manuals for various laptops? And possible some sites with nicely documented details on the process of tracing down the short or whatnot?

Thank you,

Answer:Laptop Tech needing Tech Manuals

You should be able to get the manuals online at the manufacturers site.

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Pentium 4 2.6Ghz
XP SP2 Home Edition with all the latest microsoft updates.
Video drivers are also up to date. I've upgraded them several times since the problem appeared doing a clean install with drivercleaner pro each time.

I need help with a directx problem. This started months ago. The problem is that certain games do not recognize what version of DirectX I have installed and tell me I need to upgrade despite having 9.0c.

Here is a screenshot of DxDiag, showing my DirectX version as well as the error message generated by a game when I try to install it:
When I do try to upgrade, the installation fails. I have tried reinstalling 9.0c with both the web and redistributable version as well as of the most recent updates to them and I get this error every time I try to install as soon as it first begins to search for components to update.

"An internal system error occurred.
Please refer to DXError.log and DirectX log in your Windows folder to determine the problem."
A friend and I have scoured the internet for a while looking for a fix to this problem. We've tried various suggestions such as using a program to uninstall DirectX and replace with with 8.1 off the XP CD. Unfortunately that didn't help anything and the installation error remained when we tried to upgrade back to 9.0c. I reverted to a system restore point righ... Read more

Answer:Games don't recognize DirectX version. Error when trying to reinstall/update DirectX.

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Hey! I'm having problems with installing DirectX 9.0c!

I would like to try this method to fix it. But I can't find any DirectX9.0b! Do anyone out there know where I can download DirectX 9.0b full version/package!? I've goolged everywhere and tried limewire and I still can't find it! I've been looking for 3+ hours! I'm about to go crazy! :dead:

Wed Jun 29, 2005 6:07 am

Well it worked for me anyway.

You need both the 9.0b and 9.0c full versions. both around 30Mb each. Unzip both to respective temp folders. then copy and paste the following from 9.0b to 9.0c:


next you need a direct x uninstaller. i used dx eradicator from, bu there are plenty around

once done simply run dxsetup in the 9.0c version (which would be the one you copied before right) and it will install using the files from the folder it is in. and there you go you have installed directx 9.0c.Click to expand...


Answer:Problems with installing DirectX 9.0c - I need DirectX 9.0b Full Version/Package

There are plenty of download sites for DirectX 9.0b you can locate with a Google search.

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I'm having an issue where i can't reinstall directx from the latest redist on Win7 Pro x64.

When i goto run the setup i just get 'setup has detected that one or more directx component files in-use by an application' then i'm forced to exit the installer.

Can anyone help to resolve this?? Afraid i'm not very good with Win7 diagnostics yet

Answer:DirectX issue - setup has detected that one or more directx component

Have you tried to uninstall it and reinstall it?


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directx i have a 6-7 year old comp/how do i uneistall 9.0

I dont have comp is about 5 to 7 years old,and i dont play games on it no more..but now i use bt for anime and videos. but now something happen i had to reload my windows.( to make the story short. i was trying my best to fix everything after the window obeartion system crash/..everything was going fine. my files where ok. but then divx would not play .first i dl all the codec i need and i thought i was dont. tell. it ask me to reinstall direct x. but will yea. i didnt now how to do that. bcuz i dont have a cd that has directx. .so i left alone for lil while.bcuz i was mad. and i was looking into what to do.when my cousin dl direct x 9.0c without telling me. trying to fix reinstall erro.but . it still wont play. and when i check out direct x. setteings it will tell error:Problem getting extra display info code =0x8876024e(error code) and when i try to test the directdraw. it said Directdraw test results:Faliure at step 9(creating primary surface): HRESULT =0X8876024E(error code)

so what should I do.... i can not buy any new drives for it.and i im still going crazy when it keeping asking me to reinstall it . everytime i try to play real need help. im asking what should I DO..plz help!!

plz. i been reading ur post.. dont tell me i need new drives. bczu i real cant do that...and my cousin left. so he gone and he wont do anything to help fix it.
i need to knoe ... Read more

Answer:directx i have a 6-7 year comp..and i dont wont the new directx

Which version of windows are you using?
And what videocard do you have?

(And what is your cpu, though this is mostly out of curiosity)

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I am trying to buy some Telltale games from the MS Store, but it doesn't let me buy them as there is no green tick against the DirectX 11 requirement, even though I have DirectX 12 installed?


Answer:Can't buy DirectX 11 required games, have DirectX 12 installed.

I think that DirectX 12 is backwards compatible with DirectX 11. I suspect that the issue is related to your graphics card. Is it more than 2 years old? If so then that might be the issue.

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On running dxdiag, it states that I'm running DirectX 11, which is true. So I go into the registry, and the DirectX version key has the info that I'm quite sure is associated with DirectX 9.0. I tried changing the key (through regedit.exe) to the common 8.1 key in case it would work (so HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\directx\version to from, yet even so dxdiag still states that I'm running DirectX 11. It surprised me that DirectX 11 had a 9.0 version key, and I know this method worked back in DirectX 9.0, so I'm thinking after 9.0 the version must be communicated in a way other than through the registry. Is there any way I could get my computer to detect DirectX 8.1 even for a short time in place of DirectX 11? Like am I missing a necessary key, or maybe is there a DirectX version synth program?


Answer:I need a temporary way to induce detection of DirectX 8.1 instead of DirectX 11.

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I Have a Problem With My Direct X Working For My Lenovo Thinkpad Labtop.
Specifically An Error Running Direct X Diagnostic. I Have been told this is major problem and Would Like To know If Someone would be able to assist me with this situation.

Attached is my SFC Scan Results from multiple scans I Have performed.

Also I have Seen A Similar Thread with someone who had the same problem and Was Helped By a User Named usasma. If Usasma would be able to help by answering this post or anyone else that knows whats going on could answer this it would be great.

here is the thread that had a similar problem to my situtation.

Answer:Having DirectX Problem, Specifically DirectX Diagnostic

Hello Rudabega, welcome aboard.

The log you uploaded contains four elements beyond repair, as I apparently found.
keymgr.dll ==> non system service
korwbrkr.dll ==> non system service
kerboros.dll ==> non system service
d3d11.dll ==> DirectX Direct3D 11
► For the non system services, I am not very sure which software originated those files in your registry. The best what you can to deal with those is to download and install CCleaner > Run it > Click on the registry tab > scan for issues > fix selected issues.

► For DirectX Direct3D 11, I would say that it is inbuilt in windows. So if SFC is unable to fix it when windows is running, try SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot

► But, for your situation, I would suggest you that a Repair Install would be the best option.

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I am trying to buy some Telltale games from the MS Store, but it doesn't let me buy them as there is no green tick against the DirectX 11 requirement, even though I have DirectX 12 installed?


Answer:Can't buy DirectX 11 required games, have DirectX 12 installed.

I think that DirectX 12 is backwards compatible with DirectX 11. I suspect that the issue is related to your graphics card. Is it more than 2 years old? If so then that might be the issue.

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So I'm having a burning question pop up. My Video card is an Nvidia Geforce GT 220, and it says that its only compatible with DirectX 10. My system, however, installs DirectX 11!

So do I downgrade my DirectX?

Answer:Geforce GT 220 is compatible with DirectX 10 but installs DirectX 11??

DirectX 11 comes with Windows 7 which is also backward compatible with DirectX 10

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Hello all who having issues i found a cool way and simple way how to fix this issue with out reformatting your PC... here a few things you might like about this

1st your need find the regedit in your windows xp click on start button and then run type in regedit wait till it loads

look for a thread like this one

Navigate to this key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DirectX

Change the value of version from ? to ?

Now run the DirectX installer.?

then your done and oh ya before i forget

goto your C:/Windows/System 32 and delete the D3DX10_43.dll files if u have any

then you can reboot plus you can check after wards if u have 9.0c installed go find in your C:/Windows/System 32 a program named dxdiag.exe i hope i help solve your problem

Answer:How to roll back to DirectX 9.0c from DirectX 10 for Windows XP

You chose this for your first post. Did you follow the guides for new members?

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I have a 6800GT and I was wondering whether it will become useless when directx 10 arrives or will it still be compatible?


Answer:Will my directx 9 card support the new directx 10 when it arrives??

Simple: no!
no card so far supports Dx10, the upcoming G80 (GeForce 8) and R600 (Radeon X2000) will support it

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is anyone else having a problem getting on to these sites??? error says:

Server Error in '/' Application.
SQL Server does not exist or access denied.
Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: SQL Server does not exist or access denied.

Source Error:

An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.

Stack Trace:

[SqlException: SQL Server does not exist or access denied.]
System.Data.SqlClient.ConnectionPool.GetConnection(Boolean& isInTransaction) +474
System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnectionPoolManager.GetPooledConnection(SqlConnectionString options, Boolean& isInTransaction) +372
System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection.Open() +384
CommunityServer.Data.SqlCommonDataProvider.LoadSiteSettings(String application) +168

[CSException: Unable to open connection to data provider.]
CommunityServer.Components.SiteUrls.Instance() +542
CommunityServer.Components.SiteUrls.RewriteUrl(String path, String queryString, String& newPath) +55
CommunityServer.CSHttpModule.ReWriteUrl(HttpContext context) +68
CommunityServer.CSHttpModule.Application_BeginRequest(Object source, EventArgs e) +91
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I have an intel hd graphics pentium, which only supports up to directx 10.1.
I currently have installed directx 11 and need to go back to directx 10.1 to enable me to play "Medal of Honor"

Answer:uninstall directx 11, install directx 10.1

Directx 11 can not be uninstalled from Windows 7.

What is the exact error you are getting, there are tons of issues when searching
"medal of honor on windows 7" in google, one of them may be of help

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im having problems with a old program and it is refering to using directx 2 or 3, can i run just that program with one of those if i currently have directx 10 installed??

Answer:can i use directx 2 to run a program when i have directx 10 installed

Can you please stay in one topic:,65595.0.html

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Hi, i have a Y580 with GTX 660M with newest driver 358.91 installed. Windows 7 SP 1, DirectX 11I have a problem but not sure on which part and i hope to find answers here.So the problem is that when i turn on the laptop for few hours to browse and not using it to watch or play, it can't play any games later on.It also happen when using vlc, windows change the color scheme to basic and not display anything and only the sound comes up.I can resolve these issue by restarting the computer, but it only does for temporary, a few hours to browse, the problem comes again.I found out that my DDI version in my DxDiag becomes 9Ex from 11 in that few hours.(DirectDraw and AGP texture become not available)I cant found any on internet that have the same issue with me, so i hope there is people that can help me.Sorry for my bad englishThank you.(I can add dxdiag system info if you need it)
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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Can someone please provide me with instructions on re-installing DirectX 11 or repairing it?

WIN 7 64Bit -

Answer:How to reinstall DirectX 11 or repair DirectX 11

Welcome to the Forums

Download DirectX 11 (Free) for Windows

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can someone please help me understand whats going on here with my video card ?
i have a XFX HD-575X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card that say it supports directx 11 . my
system says it's using directx 11 but wei says the video card is directx 10?
thanks scrooge

Answer:Radeon HD 5750 directx 10 or directx 11

Don't sweat it.

It's using DirectX 11. Trust me.

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can u play a game with a directx version 9.0c in a computer with directx 10?

Answer:Can your play DirectX 9c games with DirectX 10?

Originally Posted by moore

can u play a game with a directx version 9.0c in a computer with directx 10?

Hi Moore,

DirectX 7-8-9 and 10 are all included with Vista, If a game uses DirectX 9 it uses DirectX9, If a game uses DirectX 10 it uses DirectX10 without problems


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K so im actually working on a Toshiba laptop right now that belongs to my friends. Anyways, Her computer is totally messed up, hasnt had a anitvirus on it for a few months n she does alot of downloading.Her computer bluescreens and i find a way to clean it up just to get back in. i used avast and had it scan the whole computer, it found like 3 trojan n another firus with a funky name damn i forget well anyways it runs now but is still pretty slow and it plays a commercial even when windows explorer isnt running. so im thinking a virus is still attached to other files somehow!!!


Answer:from tech to tech suggestion

Also before i forget its windows vista service pack 2 32 bit

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So I am trying to get this T5400 to boot as a lab machine, and it has and shows all 8 DIMM Slots populated in the BIOS with 4GB sticks (all identical) but under installed memory it only shows 24GB. How can it see 32, but only accept 24? More importantly, how can i make it use the memory it sees?


Answer:T5400 BIOS shows all 8 slots populated with 4GB Ram / only shows 24GB as installed

You have bad ram or mixed ram or mixed rank or ecc and non ecc.

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MicroSD shows up with diminished capacity (128gb shows up as 200MB card). It shows up with no data. It shows up a "Secure Digital Storage Device"

ASUS VivoTab Note 8 (M80TA) | Tablets | ASUS USA Gigastone MicroSDXC 128GB C10 U1 up to 48MB/s with SD adapter (GS-2IN1C10128G-R): Computers Accessories

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MicroSD shows up with diminished capacity (128gb shows up as 200MB card). It shows up with no data. It shows up a "Secure Digital Storage Device"

ASUS VivoTab Note 8 (M80TA) | Tablets | ASUS USA Gigastone MicroSDXC 128GB C10 U1 up to 48MB/s with SD adapter (GS-2IN1C10128G-R): Computers Accessories

Answer:MicroSD shows up with diminished capacity 128gb shows up as 200MB card

analyst said:

MicroSD shows up with diminished capacity (128gb shows up as 200MB card). It shows up with no data. It shows up a "Secure Digital Storage Device"

ASUS VivoTab Note 8 (M80TA) | Tablets | ASUS USA Gigastone MicroSDXC 128GB C10 U1 up to 48MB/s with SD adapter (GS-2IN1C10128G-R): Computers Accessories

Is this the behavior after removing it from the sealed packaging and immediately plugging it into your tablet, or have you done anything with it in between?

One possible explanation is that there is more than 1 partition on the drive and Windows is only seeing the first, 200 MB partition. But it is unlikely to have come from the factory in such a state.

Can you post a screenshot of what the Windows disk management (diskmgmt.msc) shows for allocated space?

Alternatively you can try reformatting it with the official SD card formatter

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I had a user complain he couldn't see (& delete) a lock file our program had created.

I can find it in a command prompt, dir /ah (and NOT dir /as). In Explorer, Folder Options->View->Uncheck "Hide Protected operating System Files" which stops Explorer displaying files with the System attribute set (+S) (properties confirms the file has RHSAI)

Neither the command prompt nor the explorer window are running with Administrative permissions.

Any idea why this file should have different attributes in these two processes?

Answer:File Attributes - Shows as Hidden in DOS, shows as System in Explorer

What Version of DOS ? What File system does this file reside in ? Most DOS O.S.'s never supported NTFS ! Results could really be mixed.

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Dear Team,
I am using HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC  with Serial Number (removed content).
Machine was working perfectly fine months ago while it was running on windows 8 but when i auto updated it to windows 10. it does not shut down properly , it shows power lights on and HDD lights on, i have to force the machine to power offf by long pressing power key.
Also after sometime of work if i dont use the machine it goes in sleep/hibernate(not sure which mode it takes) and when pressing any keyboard or mouse key machine does not wake up

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Run System Health which indicates that there are two "unknown devices". Device Manager does not show such, even with the show all selected. How do I get rid of this false info? 


Go to Solution.

Answer:System Health shows two unknown devices. DevMgmt.MSC shows none

What system is this?
Here is some information which may apply to your problem:
TITLE: Unknown device is listed under Windows Device Manager in Lenovo Solution Center.         SYMPTOM:   There is an unknown device listed in Lenovo Solution Center (LSC) when the user clicks on Check-up and then Device Manager, as the drive is not installed, but no such device can be found under Windows Device Manager.   This is a false report from LSC. AFFECTED CONFIGURATIONS: - The above symptom is associated with, but not limited to, the following systems: ThinkPad   - Affected Systems (machine types, model types): ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch APPLIES TO: Microsoft Windows 8 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This issue will be resolved in a future LSC update. SOLUTION: None. WORKAROUND: The user can disable the message from LSC by enabling the Remind Me option provided on the same page of the LSC Device Manager function.

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New modem installed by ATT.  Before new modem installed, networked printer and laptop were both on-line and working.  After putting  the modem ID and password into  HP photosmart-C6180 All in one printer, it  shows connected.  However, the online HP Pavilion dv6-2150 recognizes the printer, but shows it "off line". 

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I've got an X61s, and I just installed two 2 gig SODIMMs of PC2-5300 667 MHz memory..... The Bios shows 4 gig installed, but when I use the System function in the Control Panel, it only shows 3 Gig.... Any clue what's up? Thanks in advance.... Matt

Answer:X61s Bios shows 4 gig memory, System Prefs shows only 3....

Yes. You're using a 32-bit version of XP or Vista, which can only use up to about 3GB max. Install a 64-bit version if you want to use all 4GB.

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Hello ,Question when looking up warranty entitlement in HP on our computer HP ProBook 650 G1 it shows begin date of 2011 a start date at 2015 but the customer purchase in 2016.. Below is the expample :Confused.. Can any one explain why the date differance.Entitlement (includes Factory Warranty and Contracts) Coverage Begin Date(MM/DD/YYYY)Expiration Date(MM/DD/YYYY)In Warranty Part 04/04/2011 02/01/2019 Labor 04/04/2011 02/01/2019 Onsite 04/04/2011 02/01/2019 Pickup 12/29/2015 02/01/2017 Software n/a n/a

Answer:Begins shows 2011 but MFG Shows 2015 in HP Warranty lookup



I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).
Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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Anyone else noticing this? I have the i7/256/gpu version and my battery life has been horrendous. Only once I have achieved anything close to over 8 hours. Today I actually noticed that about 1 hour after being at 100% charge my battery life showed 5:23 remaining. Put down the computer for a bit and came back and then the battery life showed what I'd expect to see, over 11 hrs remaining?! What is causing this behavior? Is it the gpu switching? I want so much to keep this device but the battery life is not even close to advertised. I'm averaging less than 5 hours after receiving mine on day 1. In addition, I have NOT been doing anything other than browsing, video and office... purposefully. Today I disabled Windows Hello waiting to see if that makes any improvements but I don't' believe it is causing the issues.

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Hi All, I have been having this problem with my X61 lately,Full charge, unplug adapter, after using to about 70% on the battery gauge, then suddenly the comp goes into standby. When resume, it only shows 2% left. Battery is 14 months old, any chance that I could get a replacement by lenovo?? Any help would be grateful.


Go to Solution.

Answer:X61 Battery Gauge shows 70% then next it shows 2%, system goes into standby

that means couple of your battery cells are faulty. check the above link for battery replacement eligibility. 

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Hi guys. I just upgraded my processor to an AMD 8350. It replaced my Phenom. This is the 3rd day the new processor has been in the computer. First two days everything went fine. Ran Prime 95 and IBT to make sure i was up and stable. This morning (3rd day) got up, turned on the computer, and now i have less usable ram than i had last night. No matter how many times i restart, it shows less in windows than what bios shows. It says either 4,6, or 8gb usable ram (it changed just about every time too). I have reseated all the ram. I have moved them around. I have reseated the processor. I have clean installed windows 7 home premium x64. Does anyone have any ideas? This is the first issue with RAM i have ever ran into. Also, when i am in bios, and i go to the RAM settings, everything shows up like it is supposed to. Details, options, timings, etc. Not really sure where to go from here.

Answer:12gb ram shows in bios, only 4,6,or 8 usable shows in windows

In most AMD CPUs, the memory controller is on-die in the CPU. Maybe your FX-8350 is malfunctioning.


- Do you have the correct voltage for your memory set in BIOS?
- What kind of memory is it? (brand name, model, and speed)
- Have you tried putting the Phenom back in to see if the 12GB memory comes back?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7920 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -327 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 228833 MB, Free - 131178 MB; F: Total - 1430806 MB, Free - 1351895 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled​

When I run Virtual Win XP and the program that runs in it is manipulating a database (apparently processor intensive), the virtual XP task manager shows the processor is running ~90%. At the same time, the physical machine's task manager shows the physical processor is running 25-30%. The virtual machine has 3712MB of ram allocated to it, and there isn't much hard drive activity. Anyway, I'm curious if anyone else has run into this bottle neck and if there's anything to do about it. It seems like my physical machine has more resources to put on the virtual machine than it's capable of using or something like that.


Answer:Solved: Virtual XP on Win 7: XP task mgr shows 90%, Win7 shows 30%

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Hi, Recently i've noticed my system is only using 2gb of ram and is running really slowly. I run a Rampage III Motherboard with 6gb of ripjaw ram. However only 2gb of ram is being used for some reason.
I read a bit about going into the bios and looking for a "memory remapping" setting but there was not one.
I also unchecked the box for max memory in msconfig > boot > advanced options.

Any suggestions would be great!

Answer:Solved: CPUZ Shows 6GB ram, Task manager shows 2gb ram

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I have a B130 that's battery shows 100% Charged but the system shows Permanent Failure ????

What can a failure could this be ????

The battery light flashes once green, followed by (3) red flashes ?

What's the deal ??

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I just reinstalled Windows 7 64bit after a crash. I reconnected my second HDD to the machine where prior to the crash I stored all my photos and music.

The problem is that there appears to be no folders or files visible in the drive, despite it showing over 300GB of used space. See the attached screenshot for a better view of what I am talking about.

Drive F is the first partition on the drive
Drive G is the second partition on the drive

--Both should have a ton of data on them, but I can't see any folders.

Am I missing something stupid? I'm not panicked yet, but drive F is really important to me.
Thanks EDIT***I just booted into the same PC via a Knoppix Live DVD and this OS sees all my files just as pretty as you please... so clearly the data is all there (thank the FSM), but Windows is misconigured. This is a gonna be a facepalm when I figure out what I did wrong isnt it?

Answer:HDD shows up, shows data, no folders or files visible

Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide

Take Ownership Shortcut

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chinese symbols translates to You Flick something 
have been seeing this pop up across multiple clients locations, which have nothing in common industry wise.
Webroot support so far says its not an issue "according to logs", but I beg to differ that this may be something that has yet to be detected.
So far I have deleted it from the users folder and the registry and seems to come back on reboot
webroot detects nothing and neither does malware bytes which is more concerning.

Answer:user profile in cmd shows as ?????? but in gui shows chinese symbols

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Hi All,

I have an L450-13L which my company supplied to me with 2Gb of RAM, this was about 2 years ago now...
The notebook has been very good but it has been gradually slowing down with the aplications that have been installed and continued operation
so I recently decided to upgrade the RAM.
From web searches I found that I can install 2 RAM cards each a max of 4Gb which is what I have done.


Now what I have noticed is my notebook is a little bit faster but not a great deal

if I open the control panel\system the general information tells me that I still only have 2Gb of RAM
if I open the BIOS it tells me there is 8Gb of RAM

What have I done wrong or what do I need to do to get the RAM working properly

I have tried just putting 1 RAM card in and again control panel\system shows 2Gb and Bios shows 4Gb
I have tried swapping the 2 cards between the slotts

Any help much apriciated

Answer:Satellite L450: RAM Upgrade: BIOS shows 8GB, Win shows 2GB

Hi mate

What chipset do you have?

The notebook with the Mobile Intel(R) GL40 Express Chipset supports max 4GB RAM. This means that you can use 2 x 2GB RAM modules

The notebook with the Mobile Intel(R) GM45 Express Chipset supports 8GB RAM. In such case you can use max 2 x 4GB RAM modules.

Furthermore it would be interesting to know what Win 7 version you use. 32bit recognize max 3.2GB RAM. The 64bit version would recognize the full RAM.

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I have a Satellite P205D-S7802. The DVD drive shows as D: and the CD shows as C: Should both be D?
Neither works but the DVD was the last to do so.

If they should both be D: how do I change it?
My system is Vista 32 bit.

Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Satellite P205D-S7802 - DVD drive shows as D: and the CD shows as C

Hi mate

In my Computer you should see the HDD and CD /DVD drive.
Usually the HDD or the partition of the HDD is listed as C and the CD/DVD drive should be listed as D or other letter.

Everything depends on partition created on the HDD because every partition is assigned to an certain letter.

However, the letters can be changed in disk management of Windows OS.
Right click on My Computer -> manage -> disk management
Here you can change the letters.

Regarding the CD/DVD drive:
I recommend removing the CD/DVD drive from the device manager list.
Simple delete it and reboot the unit.
After new reboot, then OS should recognize the ODD again?

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Question: Red square

On staring my computer some times a red square appears instead iof mouse pointer
if i resert computer its ok.
Can anybody help
Thank you
Ozz jack

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When I try to "Insert" some graphics onto my Email (OT) I get a square with a X in it. I'm guessing I have something set wrong to get this but what, where? I can use some help

Answer:Square with X in it??

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Question: Square One

Okay here's the story so far...

Earlier in the year I decided to reformat my PC. After the reformat things were not working properly, and games started to crash the entire system. It became quite erractic and serious, I did another reformat and I found the windows wouldn't install at all. I found there was a problem with my RAM so I had it replaced and it seemed to fix the install problem. But the other problems with the blue screens still occured and got more and more serious, Till i decided today to reformat again. And now windows won't install again.

I now have a new error that comes up.

BIOS ROM checksum error

Automatic Load AWDFLASH.EXE


I don't know what that means. Also I don't know what is wrong with the computer, could it be a hard drive failure? Or is it the mobo? Anyone any ideas?

Answer:Square One

Boot into BIOS and reset to defaults . . then change to boot order to boot first from CD. . . you may need a new motherboard battery also.

For help entering BIOS:

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Question: Little red square

I recently updated my website, adding extra data in the form of a table which was converted to a graphic. It displays ok before uploading but, when I check online, it does not display, just a little red square. Right-clicking to show picture has no effect.I used Serif Page Plus, which successfully created the rest of my website and XP/SP2.

Answer:Little red square

You may have "Active" components on your website. Have you noticed the little Gold bar display just below the adress bar?

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I run into a problem the other day. I tried to download a manual in adobe format, when I clicked on the download button a new window came up that was blank except the very top lefthand corner there was a little square box with a red x in it and nothing ever happened. I tried more than one file and got the same thing. I have also seen the same thing in Hotmail, but can still read the message.
Thanks, help would be appreciated

Answer:Little square BOX with RED X (help)

I'm thinking you need to reinstall adobe reader.

(this is the wrong forum for this question i think)

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Hi, my PC has window 7 and directx 8I downloaded directx 11 set up but I can't initialize the components and the set up failedit says I have to check my PC connection or retry laterI tried for four times and I can go to every website something wrong with my PC or what?thanks for the helping

Answer:Cant initialize W7 Directx 11 over Directx 8

windows 7 comes with direct x11. If u are running win 7 with direct 8 hardware that is the problem. Either install a v-card or stick to win xp.

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If this has been asked can someone give me the link, if not im just wondering, I guess the actual hardware on the card it self has to have the component for directx 10 they cant come out with the drivers for say a g-force 7900gs to be compatible with directx 10? thanks

Answer:directx 9 to directx 10 cards

I don't think they can. That's not to say that at some time in the future they won't. I'm sure a company that sells graphics processors wouldn't want a software advance like that to happen. They would lose a lot of sales.

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Hey guys I'm back lol,

Some computer games were giving me trouble and when I asked for help the guy said to downgrade Directx 11 to Directx 9c!! Though I don't know how to do that lol!!

I downloaded an ISO from the Internet the gives Windows XP Directx 11, so I guess I just have to download Directx 9c though I don't know the process of removing Directx 11!!

I tried watching videos on youtube like this one:

Though the reg file for the Directx 9 no longer works!!

Thanks guys!!

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Answer:DirectX 9.L will be a DirectX 10 for Windows XP

Certainly nips the Vista shiz in the bud for me. I find the reorganization of things kinda kulgey. I may have to try running it without Aero to see if I like it any better.

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Hello everybody !

I recently upgraded to windows 10 from 8.1 and got DirectX12 , but when i tried to install a game it automatically overwrote it with 11.2 . Because dx12 is exclusively for windows 10 I can't find anywhere an installer or something to solve my problem . I saw there is a similar thread but the solution it's based on an Nvidia gpu and mine in AMD . Any help would be appreciated !

Answer:DirectX 11.2 overwrote DirectX 12

It isn't overwritten. Go to the command prompt window and type dxdiag to see the version.

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Some of the games I have seen have the options to select which one to use, dx9 or 10 or 11.

Honestly, I have just a little approximate knowledge of what these do

most of them from experience.

- dx9 runs smoother (just for me i suppose)
- dx10 just adds shinys and i did not really use it. for some reason (in a couple of games i tried) it just hampered performance
- dx11 has tessellation and stuff

most of the search results from search engines primarily advertise gpu manufacturers boasting about how awesome games will look with their new gpus that support the latest directx (with "little" performance loss)

can someone enlighten me on this topic?

Answer:DirectX 9 to DirectX 11 : Which runs better?

DirectX is about improving multimedia to include games, videos, and audio - DirectX 11

Your DX modes also depends on not only the game, but the video card and OS - see step 6 of my guide here: Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues.

Also, the higher the DX mode, the harder your system is tasked due to the increased textures (higher resolution) of the game, and this can have a huge impact on frame rates. This is where system build/components comes into play. Example higher end video cards tends to handle DX11 games more easily then mid to low end video cards. Same with system - a higher end system will perform better than a low to mid level system.

With today's systems being much more advanced than their predecessors were when DX9 was released there is somewhat of a "leveling" effect going on here. In other words today's systems are much more powerful and capable of handling more advanced multimedia (including games), and therefore require a more advanced DirectX API (Application Programming Interface). This is the reason for DX11, and the move towards DX12.

Yes, DX11 can task a system, but if the system is relatively new and upper mid level, this shouldn't be a problem. The problem comes in when trying to game with mid to low level systems/video cards. This is where you take a performance hit via frame rates. In this instance your can lower your DX mode, but at the cost of image quality - what most refer to as eye candy.

Hope this provides a better u... Read more

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I have a DirectX 10, says the System Information. I want to downgrade my DirectX down to DirectX 9, because I want to know if the DirectX is the cause of my game's graphics problem.

Now, I have Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit System. Would downgrading DirectX be fatal? Would there be unacceptable changes?
If not:
a) Where can I download DirectX 9
b) How can I downgrade DirectX 10
c) How can I install DirectX 9

Answer:DirectX 10 downgrade to DirectX 9

What you are asking is nearly impossible to do. You can't downgrade your version of DirectX. There will be an option to unistall it, but the information of the version will remain in the regristry. And if you try to erase directx 10 out of the registry you will get trouble. So this is not the option.

To solve your VGA problem I would advice to download an older driver. Maybe that will help.

Good luck, let me know of it works.

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I have windows vista home premium 64bit edition and I cant seem to be able to install Directx 9.0c or any lower downloads of directx. How do I download Directx 9.0c to vista? This game I'm im playing called "Battlestations Pacific" has all these texture stretching and all these artifacts popping up. I've tried lots of stuff to try to get this game to work properly but nothing works...PLEASE HELP :)

Answer:How do I downgrade to Directx 9.0c from Directx 10.1?

DirectX 10 is built into Vista. You don't want to, and shouldn't downgrade, as DirectX 10 is backwards-compatible with 9.
All I can suggest if you're having difficulty with a game is the usual. Check for latest drivers from graphics card manufacturer (not from Windows Update). Tweak advanced settings for your graphics card if they're available. Tweak settings within the game. Check for updates and patches for the game. Contact tech support from the game maker and report the bug (be sure to tell them your exact setup and hardware and software specifications).

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Please forgive me if this is not the right place to put this.I ran the program Dvdshrinksetup thru VirusTotal and itshows up ok, This was downloaded Dec 2005, the executableDvdshrink was also ran thru VirusTotal and showed a couple of flags, been using this program since Dec. with no problemshave run many scans with many programs since and none haveever picked up on that flagged virus, my question is could thatbe a false/positive showing up? How do I find out for sure?(the second scan that says is the executable Dvdshrink)And who is "UNA" (the scanner that flagged this program" are they reputable?Thanks for your helpVirus Total_______________________________________________Scan results File: Date: 07/22/2006 23:45:04 (CET)----AntiVir found nothingAuthentium 4.93.8/20060721 found nothingAvast 4.7.844.0/20060721 found nothingAVG 386/20060721 found nothingBitDefender 7.2/20060722 found nothingCAT-QuickHeal 8.00/20060722 found nothingClamAV devel-20060426/20060721 found nothingDrWeb 4.33/20060722 found nothingeTrust-InoculateIT 23.72.75/20060721 found nothingeTrust-Vet 12.6.2305/20060721 found nothingEwido 4.0/20060722 found nothingFortinet found nothingF-Prot 3.16f/20060721 found nothingF-Prot4 found nothingIkarus found nothingKaspersky found nothingMcAfee 4812/20060721 found nothingMicrosoft 1.1508/20060722 found nothingNOD32v2 1.1674/200... Read more

Answer:Zipped Shows Clean/unzipped Shows Not

What OS (Win XP/2000, etc) are you using? What type of anti-virus are you using and when was the last time you ran a scan?A false positive is always a possibility. Are you having any problems? What made you submit Dvdshrinksetup to VirusTotal in the first placeUNA = Ukrainian Anti-virus Center and they are reputable.

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I have a strange problem with this computer running windows vista home premium x64.

If I go to C:\Windows and do a right-click on the "SchCache" folder and select properties,
the size of the folder shows 40.7 GB used.

If I try to open that folder, there is nothing in there. I have "show hidden files and folders" checked
and "hide protected operating system files" unchecked, so it's not a matter of simple hidden files.

Now it gets interesting...if I go back and try right-clicking again on the SchCache folder and select
properties, it no longer shows 40.7 GB used! It says zero bytes!

If I reboot the computer and repeat the whole procedure from the beginning, the folder properties will
return to showing a large number of gigabytes used the first time I select right-click-properties, and
then shows zero afterwards...

Malware and Spyware scans always show nothing. I've run rkill, avast, malwarebytes, tdsskiller, ETC.
and nothing is ever found.

Any ideas what is happening?

Answer:File Properties Shows 40.7 Gigabytes Used, Then Shows Zero...

According to this page it's related to ADSL

SchCache directory - Profile Management - General - Discussions

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Hey everyone, I just got a new Sony SDM-HS75 17" LCD monitor to replace an old 15" CRT for christmas...and i went to set it up tonight and when i did and turned my computer on it showed the bios and the windows XP loading but after it loaded it would go black and show the "No Input Signal" box on the screen and then go into sleep mode soon there after. I rebooted but the same thing happened... i know its not the computer because the CRT monitor has been working fine on it for almost a year now and still is working, but i'm baffled to as to what the problem is... followed the manuals troubleshooting instructions and installed the drivers and set the monitor setting to that of my new monitor, but that didnt work...also tried switching it into "Plug and Play" as the monitor setting but that didnt work either... however i booted it up in safe mode and got it to work, but it still wont work in regular mode...its being run on a radeon 9200...can anyone please offer me some advice as to how to get this working? any and all help is appreciated... Thank you - Justin

Answer:New Monitor Shows Boot Up But Then Shows "no

What about the troubleshooting portion of the manual? Any clues there?

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I'm new (in hours) to your forum and I hope you can help. It seems I have the virus that's being discussed a lot today. I get about:blank as my homepage. I get a bunch of pop-ups that google can't block. And every time Spybot or Mcafee cleans, these come back. And Mcafee keeps showing that it's cleaning .exe files every time I open IE. That said, I'm reading about the "Hijack-this" program but I can't find anywhere that explains how to download it. Is there a link on this forum that I'm missing? Not that I would know what to do once I got it but it seems to be where everyone is starting. I'm not really technical....but I'm willing to learn...can someone please help me get my smooth running/no pop-up computer back?!? Thanks

Answer:Help from square 1 I've got about:blank

I found someone with a link to the hijack program....please see my post above with my log for help.....thank you!! Karpi22

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I have read the recent messages about the UK IT training company and would just like to thank all those people that posted comments about them. UK IT really is a scam!, I went for an interview last week and i was accepted but i thought i should do some research into them before i handed out any money and thanks to you guys i have declined the training offer. Im currently 19 and IT is the career route that im determined to take but does it have to be so exspensive?, im unemployed and really cant afford it!, all i keep hearing is that to get a job in IT you need at least 2 years hands on experience, but you need a job even if its just answering telephones for a technical support desk to be able to gain any experience, is there any one out there that can point me in the right direction? or even offer me a job?, UK IT have let me down big time and understandably it has upset me and put me right back to square one.

Answer:UK IT ive been scamed! square one!

This might not be the answer you're looking for but to my mind the best option is go back to school. There are full time courses at tech colleges which, if you are willing to stick at it, will take you to Degree level. That pre-supposes you have some qualifications under your belt already, GCSE etc. Have a look on the internet, no matter where you live you should find something to

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Im having this problem with my desktop, there is this little square in the middle of it which seems to be part of my toolbar. I have no idea how this happened but I hope someone can help. Here is a pic,

Answer:Wierd little square

evilmanrob......Well you might try changing the wallpaper and see if it goes away .........if it does , change back to the one you have now and see if the little square is still there .....dl65  

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Question: Square bracket key

Hi I am using photoshop and there is a shotcut alt + bracket key. However pressing those keys on my keyboard doesn“t  work. I guess you have to press AltGr + bracket key to write a braket key o your screen. Does anyone know how to deal with this issue?  

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Now available, its another big un...Andy

Answer:a-square update 6/10/05

Thank you

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Question: White Square Red X

hi all please help when i try to post a picture on a messageboard all i get is a white square and red x please point me in the right direction i am using photo bucket

Answer:White Square Red X

Please post an example of the code you are trying to use.

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Question: A-square Disaster

My computer suffered a disaster after downloading a-square.
My files and everything disapeared from my computer and I
had a blue screen.
My son took my computer to his home and did something to it
and brought it back with the desktop icons back but then I had to
reinstall Windows.
I found out the add/remove programs page was in blank. Most of my
files my son manage to bring the icons back were empty or couldn't be open because
they were not found, Some of them I tried to delete said to go to the
add/remove page which it is empty .
Where those files ( the ones that says to delete them from the add/remove page) are?
I ran "secunia" and it gave me four insecure installations that needed to be updated
since they are exposing the system to security threats.
I updated them but then I can't delete the old versions since the add/remove page
is empty from all the old installations.
Where can I find those files to delete them?
Thanks for your attention.

Answer:A-square Disaster

What were the insecure installations that you updated? If you updated some programs then you probably don't need to delete the old versions as this would have been taken care of during the update.

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help please - how do I open / view what is behind a little red cross in a square usually found in a corner of email attachments or similar - do I need some software ?

Answer:little red cross in a square

That might be blocked images. Check O/express tools options security and look for a checkbox that blocks images. That is there as images in SPAM are downloaded from a link in a website which tells Spammers you have opened the email or attachment, and so they know they have contacted a valid email address and can send you more SPAM!

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Question: White square/red X

All of a sudden I am getting the white squre red X on web sites which is bugging me,as far as I can tell all my setting are the same,the only thing I have installed recently is Process guard,this problem started this week.I'm visiting a site on a regular basis about a game I am playing and it is all screenshots,and now I cannot see them.Any advise folks.

Answer:White square/red X

Read this click here

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This could be one of your typical stupid questions but . . . I used to be able to click on this square on the start page to get my local weather forecast. I also figured out how to get temps for the two areas where my sons live, which would also display in a kind of loop without my clicking anything. Now the program no longer "loops" on the start page and when I click on the weather sun logo, it takes over the whole screen and the circle goes around for several minutes and never gives me my local weather forecast. I love this program when it's working. Did I somehow do something wrong?

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I played netflix movie to my tv via my hdmi cord for a few hours today

Just Playin said:

Does it have a port like this?Click to expand...

now I have unplugged the cord and i have a big black square on my tv
the square goes away when I change volume, but then it comes back....
what did I do and how do i get rid of the black square?

Answer:tv has black square on it

watchntv said:

I played netflix movie to my tv via my hdmi cord for a few hours todaynow I have unplugged the cord and i have a big black square on my tv the square goes away when I change volume,Click to expand...

Sorry I laughed out loud when I read this:-D Its most likely something to do with your TV's on screen display or OSD that isn't being displayed properly.You can confirm this by disabling your OSD in your TV's options.

Most likely nothing is broken,the good news is it goes away so there isn't anything wrong with the panel.I don't know how it could have become enabled unless you were playing around with your TV's options while your computer was connected. ATM I also can't think of anything that would cause something to be permanently on screen without pressing the remote,the mute OSD maybe?Make sure none of your remote control buttons are stuck down or any on the TV are stuck in.

So first I'd completely turn off the TV with the power button on the front and disconnect from the mains to see if it clears up,then look through your TV's options for a factory settings or default option and enable it.

Note:Any custom options you've applied in the past will reset such as picture quality.

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Sorry, I know this is probably a stupid question, but I've been using VB for three days and I'm totally new to programming. I know +, -, *, / and ^ but square root doesn't have a keyboard representation.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:How can I Square Root in VB6?

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