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PROPER was of installing an SSD?

Question: PROPER was of installing an SSD?

Can someone advise me of the 'proper' way of installing an SSD.
I've done many times now - but I'm sure I'm not doing it right!

First off.. what do I do to format and what file system do I use?
I can't remember, but Win 10 uses some new file system (I forget the name) and you ONLY have one chance to choose!
Otherwise you have to go to GREAT lengths to set back.

Once that's done, what do I do next?
I think what I've done next is through Windows disk manage assigned drives and formatted.
Then... I think I simple restore my Acronis backup.

I am missing something though - like the emergency partition with which I can go back to the original state.

I would love the 'proper instruction' set


Answer: PROPER was of installing an SSD?

I am not really understanding your question. There is no difference between a ssd and a conventional mech drive [from win7 onward] If you are using an out of date windows operating system ie xp or whatever, then you have to partition manually and set the correct partition offset.
As long as you use win7 or later, just install; that is it.

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I Just did a clean install of Windows 7 on my laptop. Once I turned it on I noticed that somethings weren't the same as they were before (not data obviously) like my screen resolution. The max screen resolution available was 1600x900, now it's 1024x768. I also noticed that the computer couldn't find any networks. That made me think that it might be a driver problem. I opened up my devices and drivers and saw several warning symbols next to them. I think they need to be updated, but I'm not really sure. Here's a screenshot of what it looks like. Please help, I can give you more information, you just need to let me know what info you need and maybe how I can get it.

Answer:Help installing proper drivers.

Hi ROBO731, Download the drivers from here Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States] ,though I could not find your model # in the list ,You can also input the service tag # (found on the bottom of your laptop) into Dells website and have them find the correct drivers for you

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At the moment when you install Windows 7 it uses rather generic Microsoft drivers for chipset and other items on the motherboard. Im thinking of installing the proper Intel ones from Download Search Results but since they dont have Windows 7 drivers yet, Ill just use the Vista ones.

Im just wondering which of those drivers on that page Ill need to download for everything thats on my motherboard (DX48BT2) and any of its on board items like nic etc (I have a separate Creative sound card).

Answer:Installing proper Intel drivers

I've only ever seen fit to download the graphics drivers as all motherboard drivers work 100% (chipset/network etc.). I have noticed that i get 110% more control over my GFX if i install the Vista driver so hopefully Intel will update (although for the first time ever the pre-release WDDM 1.0 update has actually worked ).

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Dear all, I needed to install Windows 7 32bit on my HP 20 2303a in order to control a laboratory instrument which had this software controller that did not work on 64 bit systems. It is all good, except that I now cannot use some hardware elements, which need drivers: Ethernet controllerNetwork controllerPCI devicePCI Encryption/Decription ControllerSM Bus ControllerUniversal Serial Bus (USB) Controller  I must say that I tried linux (zorin 9 32 bit) and at least the wireless was recognized alright. So, I am sure it must be possible. Thank you very much, Cabrunco

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Answer:Installing Windows 7 proper drivers for HP 20 2303a

Hi: See if these drivers work... Chipset:  Install the 1st driver listed and reboot.  This would install the smbus and usb 3 controllers. Graphics:  First driver on the list.  Install and reboot. Audio:  Accept the agreement.  Download and install the 1st driver on the list. Ethernet:   3rd driver on the list... Network Controller: PCI Device:  1st driver on the list... PCI Encryption/Decription Controller:  This driver has to be manually installed as follows... Download and run this driver. Then go to the device manager and click on the PCI Encryption/Decription Controller needing the driver. Cl... Read more

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Hi, I tried to install windows as i experienced frequent freeze. I thought it as mouse freeze. I formatted c drive leaving other drives. i formatted, i installed the windows after just erasing first. It was a kind of failure. I tried another time to reinstall after formatting. I could see some more drives allocated 1 mb other than the usual c: and E only. I reinstalled the windows, it was installing and on reboot, the computer hangs at mobo logo.I tried to power off and power on. but it would not pass it.
after replacing the cmos battery and disconnecting the hard drive, and reconnecting, the logo pass and then failed. i tried to use seagate dos tool, but it would not boot.
Now i am getting the proper error and when i entered it repeates itself continuously .
The fix by the sevenfourm could be performed only if it finds the hard drive. My hard drive is not having any problem whatsoever. i also looked at bios and i could not find hdd in sata 0 port, as usual.
would somebody guide me..

Answer:reboot and select proper while installing windows after formattking

Always disconnect all other drives when installing windows. (just disconnect its power cable)

If the bios does not see the hard drive, then you do not have it connected properly, try again.

There is no reason to remove the battery.

Clean Install Windows 7

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hi i have a compaq presario 5300nx. I just want to play some video games on it but i dont have the proper video card/driver. I have pretty much the exact same problem as a guy whos title was " can i update a default vga.dll driver". Only reason im posting this is because i tried using the same steps as the solved question but couldnt finish with my model of computer, any help would be appreciated thanks

Answer:Solved: Need help with installing proper driver on compaq presario s5300nx

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Hello, I am currently building my first computer and the message appears when I try to install Windows 7 64bit Home Premium.

"reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"

I have set my DVD drive as 1st in the boot order. I have checked that it is IDE. It is plugged into a SATA 3 cable into my motherboard.

MoBo: MSI P67A-GD65 B3
DVD drive: LG 22x DVD-RW SATA GH22NS70

Is there something wrong with the DVD drive and I have to replace it or is it my cabling?

Answer:Trouble installing W7 64bit HP, message "reboot and select proper boot

I have set my DVD drive as 1st in the boot order. I have checked that it is IDE.
DVD drive: LG 22x DVD-RW SATA GH22NS70

Can not be both.

It is plugged into a SATA 3 cable into my motherboard.

Use a SATA 2 port.

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Please help me i have a 2GB ram installed in my PC. I am thinking of putting a 4GB ram. But i have only 2 slots in which the DDR2 Ram in installed in slot 2. Does that mean that i can put only DDD2 ram but not DDR3 ram?

My system specs:
Intel Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60 GHz each
2GB DDR2 Ram
Two slots for Ram
32-bit Windows 7 ultimate

I know that i am using 32 bit but i will install 64-bit after getting a 4 GB ram.

Answer:How to buy a proper RAM ?

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. We need to know the Model Number of your Computer .. Do the following go to the Start in search type in msinfo32 click on it .. And please post back what the System Model is ...

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Question: my first proper pc

hey guys here is the first pc that i will be building my self please take a look below and give me your thoughts

thank you

Answer:my first proper pc

all looks sweet, but id go with a better graphics card than the 5600... maybe the 6800 or the 6600GT??

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I am running Windows XP Prof.
I have a few items such as realsched and trueplay, adobe updt check, etc
that I wish to remove from the startup services. I started msconfig,
and unchecked these items from the startup services. Then clicked
on "OK" and rebooted the PC.

When the PC comes up, I get this message:
"The System Configuration Utility is currently in
Diagnostic or Selective Startup mode,
causing this message to be displayed and the
utility to run every time Windows starts.

Choose the Normal Startup mode on the General tab
to start Windows normally and undo the hcanges you
made using the System Configuration Utility."If I choose "Normal startup" it loads everything. I thought
choosing "Selective startup" should not pop up this message
nor start the unchecked items, because under "Selective
Startup" there is a check box for "Load startup Items".

I have read through a couple of tutorials for MSCONFIG but
they don't talk about this aspect. They just mention that it
is a diagnostic tool and how to uncheck services.

How do I get rid of this message from popping up everytime I restart the PC?
Any guidance will be apprecaited.


Answer:Need help with proper use of MSCONFIG

Hi and Welcome to TSF

Place a checkmark in the box in the left bottom corner so the Selective startup will not show at every boot

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Hi how do I use the registry cleaner in CCleaner correctly?Once I removed and entry and whenever I clicked on mailto: links,my PC hangs.So how do I utilize this program properly?

Answer:Ccleaner Proper Use

I have CCleaner but I have not used the registry cleaner and don't intend to use it. A registry cleaner can really screw up your system if you do the wrong thing. I just use CCleaner to automatically clean out my Cookies.

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Hello to all and Happy Holidays !!

I'd like to zero in on the correct RAM to purchase for my Gateway computer.
Here are the specifics :

Make: Gateway S500
Model: (Essex2) 4000811
Serial #: 0029911848

I'm currently running WindowsXP SP2 Home with just 256MB and would like to upgrade to 512MB at the very minimum.

Thanks for any and all help,
Pete C.

Answer:Help with selecting the proper RAM

Hi and Welcome!
If you go to Crucial Recommendation Tool and follow the instuctions, it will tell you what your computer will accept, what is best.

Kind Regards

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i was using and ide harddrive on a machine at work. it is currently win98. i got access to a scsi controller card and and larger scsi drive. would i boot to a floppy and fdisk it just like an ide drive?

Answer:proper way to set up a scsi hd

Yes, you can fdisk and format a SCSI hard drive the same way as an IDE providing that you have installed it correctly with proper termination and ID settings. You also need to have it identified by your BIOS setup as "not installed". SCSI controllers usually come with a set of disk utilities for proper identification and low level formatting though low level formatting is usually not necessary since SCSI hard drives are pre-formatted at the factory.

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My brother's computer had an apparently catastrophic failure last night. He turned it on after our geriatric technoamish father forced a hard shut down (Dad didn't know that it wasn't interchangeable with a proper shut down procedure, apparently) and...well, this exact pattern of errors occurred:

Remove Smart Defragmenter (Uninstall Guide)

My brother was panicking pretty hard over the fact that all of his data seemed to have vanished into thin air, so we ended up taking his hard drive out of the tower and plugging it into another computer via USB docking station to check that all the files were still on there. (They were.)

Here's where the real problem starts: now that we've put his hard drive back in his tower, it won't boot at all. We power it on, but the monitor goes immediately to sleep and nothing happens.

We didn't discover that the original error was a virus-related problem until I was Googling what he could remember of the error messages he'd gotten and found the page linked above.

The computer in question is an eMachines ET1331G-03W with an ECS MCP61PM-GM motherboard, AMD Athlon II X2 235e Dual-Core processor, running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Any help would be appreciated.


Answer:Not sure if this is the proper forum, but...

Should I move this to the hard drive forum?

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I use a backup system (Retrospect) that includes an Emergency Recovery CD based on Win 7 PE. And it does work. One usage is to replace a completely failed hard drive. In my case, I want to replace a hard drive with an SSD in the same system.

Can I use the Win 7 PE to initialize and format the SSD and respect the 4K alignment requirement for SSD? Or should I be using a different tool?

Answer:Does a Win 7 PE do proper alignment for SSD?

An initial format should work fine. You'll need other tools if you ever copy a partition from HDD to SSD.

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I bought a 9800pro 2 months ago and every game a play has a long lines in the middle of screen  or missing textures or i can just see through walls. i updated drivers to allmost all of the ati and omega drivers, bought a new power supply 450ATX,installed service pack 2 from 1, reformatted, re-installed every game, the card is not over clocked and i did EVERthing i can think of can anyone HELP me?! my specs:Hp pavilion a350n2.80 intel p4 HT512mb123gb free out of 160gbwindows SP2HELP

Answer:gfx card not proper


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Question: Proper Drivers

is there any way to find a proper [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]driver[/COLOR][/COLOR] for any type of LAN,Video,Audio through any tool or software or a particular website
is there any way to find a proper [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]driver[/COLOR][/COLOR] for any type of LAN,Video,Audio through any tool or software or a particular website

is thre any way to find proper drivers for any type of Lan , Wlan,VIdeo,Audio by using any particular website or any other utility
is there any way to find a proper [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]driver[/COLOR][/COLOR] for any type of LAN,Video,Audio through any tool or software or a particular website

Answer:Proper Drivers

The way i do it is go to whoever made your computer such as dell, lenovo, hp, and look under support drivers and downloads for that model of computer.

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How to properly set up a LAN & Required hardware?
First Question. So my friends and I are going to college this year. (Woo!! Yeah!!) We are all big Gamers. We all have PC's and Consoles which we would like to use when playing online. We're wondering what the proper way to set up a LAN would be. All of us have tried, All of us have failed. So here are the questions and what we hope to achieve.

Hardware Questions.
We have a decent server so far. The question is will it be enough? And what else do we need to purchase to properly set up the LAN?

Current Hardware:
Processor Here
Memory Here
Motherboard Here
OS Here

Ethernet card(s) or Routers. What should we purchase? What kind and how many.

Will a 600W PSU Be enough to power everything?

The server will be set up to Monitor Traffic between Our 3 PC's and the Rest of the world. It will also be used to store our projects we work on, and possibly hosting a test site. (We're all going into Computer Networking & Technology programs and 1 of us into Web Design)

Software Questions!
If we manage to connect THROUGH the server to the outside world, Is it possible to set up the server to reject certain sites/connections? We want this to be our primary protection against unwanted things.

Other Questions!
Will file sharing be fast? We work on videos/pictures a lot, and sometimes they can get real big, 1-2+ GB and we don't have all night to send it to each other. What speeds Could I achie... Read more

Answer:Proper Lan Setup Q's.

Sounds like you all are a bit green to servers and networks. So my suggestion is to NOT setup a server as your proxy/router to the internet/outside world. You're just asking for trouble if you don't have the expertise to properly lock down the server. Placing data which is sensitive on a server with direct access to the internet is also asking for trouble.

The simplest way to provide internet connectivity and to keep your systems secure is to throw your run of the mill router in front of your devices.

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I have a Lenovo Yoga 11e (specs below):
I would very much like to use onenotes and the features of windows ink workspace.   What type of pen do I need?  Have tried the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 pen, the button features work, but will not write.  
Admin edit; picture showing system s/n removed to avoid possible abuse

Yoga 11e.JPG ?20 KB

Answer:Proper Pen for Yoga 11e

Hi tflorea,
Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.
As I understand that you have query regarding supported pen for Yoga 11e (3rd gen)
So here's the ThinkPad Pen Pro P/N:4X80H34887 which is supported for your system. (source)
Note: Also avoid posting Serial number here
I hope the above information helped you
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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I've downloaded some clips of a show I wanted and I'm just wondering if anybody has any idea on how to properly burn a dvd. I'm trying it but it doesn't look right.

Answer:Burning a proper DVD

I think this should be in Multimedia for better assistance

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I just replaced my old CD drive with a new Sony CD-RW/DVD-ROM. To my naive surprise I can't copy anything to my old CD-R's. What Kind of CD's or DVD's or whatever should I buy so I can store data to them. Will these new media be compatible with other computers or what?

I have gotten kind of lost in all the alphabet soup, and need a bit of help. Thanks.

I'm running W2K sp 4

Answer:proper media for CD-RW/DVD-ROM

You need to buy CD-RW or Cd Re-write disks if you want to write to a CD more than once and delete data on them too. Verbatim is a brand I recommend.

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Question: cant open proper

when the links are posted in any forum in a message i cant click on them to open
or like in this message i click on the icons more tab nothing works
any ideas

Answer:cant open proper

1. What version of windows?
2. What browser are you using and what version?

I'll probably have a few more questions after you answer those two.

By the way, this seems like it is a software rather than a hardware problem.
Maybe a moderator or administrator can move this thread to software.

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Hi all,
I put this in here because I'm going to be installing XP today.

I want to do do a full wipe of my hard drive but I forget how to do it?

I'm going from win98 to XP, so the install will be a full one. As for drivers. The XP advisor said that my Display adapters for my Hercules 3D Prophet 3 Ti 200, but of course it would it only has the 98 drivers. SO I'll do the install of XP then add the XP drivers to it once I got it up.

Thanks for the advice.
Let me know how to do the full format of my hard drive

Answer:Proper Installation of XP

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Well like most laptops today my laptop lacks a PS/2 keyboard and mouse port. And my only usb keyboard is ergonomic. And i wanted to Play frets on fire, a guitar hero like game for pc that uses keyboard as a guitar, so i went out about bought the adapter that goes in your usb and gives you to ps/2 ports, plugged it in and windows found it and installed a driver. I immediately booted up frets on fire and tested it out. And noticed that the keys would not stay held or sometimes even click when i hit them. Its not lag. It's actually not doing it. I can type fine with it. I tryed the adapter with 2 keyboards and nothing. Is there a special driver i need. The adapter is from wallmart and looks like

please help and thanks for any help you do give

Answer:Usb to ps/2 not working proper.

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I have WIN 7 RC installed and have a Lite-on DVD/RW. When I go into properties-hardware tab it lists the drive as : ATAPliHAS120 6

Not LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW 1639S (This is actually the drive in my XP rig) Is this normal?


Answer:Proper Hardware Name?

Normal if it works he, he! - dont loose any sleep if thats the case - go here and find your drive you might find something in specification that will put your mind at rest -
Lite-On IT Corporation Global - Download
Actually thats just a technical name windows has assigned to it - it probably loads a driver for that type .

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Guys, i would really appreciate your help

Im a newbie with windows and i have recently purchased a windows 10 connect tablet. When i got into the display settings all my resolution options are greyed out and i can't change anything.

I connected the tablet to my hdtv which has an output resolution of 1920x1080 according to the net. The options then become available in the display settings where i can change the resolution but the max i can get is 1280x800 therefore i get black borders around the image.

Sorry for my ignorance but I have read all the above and i still can't understand it. i had an intel device driver there but changed it to basic display in device manager. now when i go to switch back to intel its no longer in the list in device manager. Will other drivers work on this tablet?

In a nutshell i just want to get 1920x1080 resolution on my windows 10 connect tablet so that when i plug into my tv there are no borders. If the display resolutions match then it fits right? Tried the nvidia app but can't find devices.

Sorry again but I am at a loss and all the technical jargon above overwhelms me !

Thanks in advance

Answer:Can't set proper resolution

i had an intel device driver there but changed it to basic display in device manager. now when i go to switch back to intel its no longer in the list in device manager. Will other drivers work on this tablet?

To start, you'll have to reinstall the Intel driver for the graphics. The basic version is just that, only good enough for basic usage of the machine. Other drivers probably won't work, have to be for the specific adapter. If can't find on the machine maker's site will usually have to do a Factory Restore.

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What is the exact proper way to format my computer... last time I tried I couldn't install windows because it even deleted my floppy drivers and cd rom drivers so I couldn't even read the windows cd any help appreciated

Answer:proper way to format

Originally posted by Wolfsktaag
What is the exact proper way to format my computer... last time I tried I couldn't install windows because it even deleted my floppy drivers and cd rom drivers so I couldn't even read the windows cd any help appreciated Click to expand...

How about some details? Otherwise,make a boot disk and type format \c: I think. This will wipe out anything that you have on your drive. Please post back with more explicit details. I realise that my answer is vague "cause I don't understand your querry


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Question: a proper desktop

What is a proper desktop?
Does Windows 8 have a proper desktop?
Is Windows 8 better than any of the following?
Is Windows 8 a design by "marketing" or an improvement on the past?

Windows 8

Answer:a proper desktop

The term "proper" here makes no sense. "proper" infers there is some standard or qualitative measurement of what a desktop is, and there is no such thing.

As such, the rest of your questions are moot.

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Question: 9800 not proper

I bought a 9800pro 2 months ago and every game a play has a long lines in the middle of screen  or missing textures or i can just see through walls. i updated drivers to allmost all of the ati and omega drivers, bought a new power supply 450ATX,installed service pack 2 from 1, reformatted, re-installed every game, the card is not over clocked and i did EVERthing i can think of can anyone HELP me?! my specs:Hp pavilion a350n2.80 intel p4 HT512mb123gb free out of 160gbwindows SP2HELP

Answer:9800 not proper

You didn't mention your video card.... Also... ONLY POST ONE ONE BOARD! This avoids confusion, and helps YOU get better/more accurate answers...[glb]Flame[/glb]

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Update your antivirus, temporarily disable your screen saver (choose None) and scan with your anti-virus set to scan All Files. Update and scan bi-monthly. Create your anti-virus' Rescue disk(s) and update them after each Windows anti-virus update.

You can scan on-line to double-check your Windows scanner at

*** Mandatory (get a firewall of any brand) - Get free Zone Alarm personal firewall anti-hacker countermeasure from (not the ZA Pro demo) 'Don't let anything out to the Internet you don't know what it is.' The terrorists hope you don't use a firewall, quaranteed. Or, get free Sygate personal firewall from Go to the Utilities' Security Section. If you don't they pass messages and programs through your computer using Trojan Horse programs without your knowledge when your only on-line for minutes. Ask your ISP if the problem does or does not exist. It does!

Answer:Re: Get Proper Security

Well, what can I say! At least this time, you didn't just blithely reply to someone elses thread, ignoring their issue!
Folks, Styxx's suggestions (aside from the extreme paranoia displayed about terrorists) are spot on, and I would also urge anyone to follow his advice. Not from fear of terrorism, but for good ol common sense and personal security.

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Question: proper driver for

I got a notice today :  Routine Customer Advisory - Mar 27 2017 HP ProBook 645, 655 G1 and 725, 745 and 755 G2 Notebook PCs - Stop Errors Are Displayed on a Blue Sc...  Remedy = SP78044 Oddly just yesterday I inadvertentely deleted my network driver.  I have an EliteBook 745 G2  model # L6M62UP #ABAB.I went to HP Software and drivers and downloaded the recommended driver for Windows 10 64 bit = SP78044. But it refused to work.  I downloaded the driver executed it, saved and restarted (no driver). Tried again, and usied the testing and auto resetting of the driver.  Failed to install. So I remembered the original driver was 32 bit and downloaded he Windows 7 32 bit driver sp76906. It too needed to be installed and then tested and the adjustments to the driver were accepted and installed. On reboot this worked whereas SP78044 did not. The operating system: is Windows 10 Enterprise Version 1607. Perhaps this result is due to the processer which is an AMD A8 Pro-7140B R5.

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Hello all,

I've always had this problem with my internet and now its gotten to a point where I have to solve it. The problem is, whenever I'm recieving a file off of mIRC and the speeds are in the 200 hundreds kbs Im fine. However, when the speeds increase to an abnormal constant rate of 450 kbs (which I have no problem with obviously, its awsome) and I get all excited.... the connection gets cut and I get the error:

Closing Connection: Unable to transfer data (Connection reset by peer)

I have an ASUS SLI DELUXE motherboard and am using the onboard NIC. Are there any reasons for this? I have this feeling that somehow I'm capping my download speeds?

Any support is greatly appreciated.


Answer:Proper NIC Settings

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Hi there,

Till now, my method of backing up files on my computer or external hard drive was to make copies of each file and save it to a DVD or another external hard drive destination. I know this is a primitive way of doing it and, as I am new to any "proper" methods there may be out there, I really want to learn. What programs are used to do this? What is the best, most efficient and successful software for this? I don't mind paying the cash - I'm a music producer and want to secure my data! Can anyone offer some programs and/or useful tips?

I'd appreciate it much.

- F

Answer:How To Do A Proper Back-Up

The best way is with a portable enclosure and software such as Acronis or Norton Ghost I like this one you set up an image of your PC you can also schedule it to do incremental backups of just the changes that you have madeThere are also free alternatives, that don't do quite as much but nevertheless prove to be handyCobian is one of them ver. 9 don't try the BETA

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Question: 9800 not proper

I bought a 9800pro 2 months ago and every game a play has a long lines in the middle of screen  or missing textures or i can just see through walls. i updated drivers to allmost all of the ati and omega drivers, bought a new power supply 450ATX,installed service pack 2 from 1, reformatted, re-installed every game, the card is not over clocked and i did EVERthing i can think of can anyone HELP me?! my specs:Hp pavilion a350n2.80 intel p4 HT512mb123gb free out of 160gbwindows SP2HELP

Answer:9800 not proper

I reply to the answer i gave some moments ago in other threads..ok

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Hey guys,

Iv recently been having loads of problems with my PC which resulted in a full format of my computer... even then i was having problems as i found out that one of my sticks of ram had burned...

However, upon removing the stick of ram, i found that a lot of issues were resolved besides a few.

I managed to install windows onto my system and have started to install drivers for various things. However, i am currently struggling to install my sound and Lan drivers... (at the moment i can live without the sound drivers, but i really need to install the Lan drivers to recover my internet connection)

I have the driver disk that came with the motherboard but when i try to install the drivers from it, i get the message "can not find proper NIC, click ok to exit program." and that is as far as i can get with it. I have looked on various driver websites for updated drivers etc.. however, i seem to have the same problem with these...

The motherboard is an XFX KT400-ALH

Does anybody know what the problem with this could be? anybody got any suggestions that i could try? thanks for any help in advance...

Answer:Cannot find proper NIC

go to your Device Manager and locate the nic.
make sure it is enabled and if possible, attempt to update the DRIVER.

you'll need the CD and to show the utility where to search, eg: d:\

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hi, got some problems on wlan driver via 6656. when installing, it says "cannot find proper nic... pls help....

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Question: 9800 not proper

I bought a 9800pro 2 months ago and every game a play has a long lines in the middle of screen  or missing textures or i can just see through walls. i updated drivers to allmost all of the ati and omega drivers, bought a new power supply 450ATX,installed service pack 2 from 1, reformatted, re-installed every game, the card is not over clocked and i did EVERthing i can think of can anyone HELP me?! my specs:Hp pavilion a350n2.80 intel p4 HT512mb123gb free out of 160gbwindows SP2HELP

Answer:9800 not proper

Seems you've posted this in every forum but the correct one, Hardware.  I recommend going back and deleting your other posts.Try reseating your video card.  What has ATI support said about the issue?

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I am having a bad run of failing to boot HDs.

After trying to repair the spare Sata W.Digital HD it will again NOT Boot on its own, but boots with a boot floppy program called "fixntldr.exe" I found here:-

Simple "ntldr is missing" fix with boot floppy, CD-R, or USB flash

Somehow I blew it & ended up with 2 Wins XP, as shown below in HD Manager, one in E primary & another in J logical shown in image below.

Can I delete the J logical partition?.

Can anybody see a way of getting this HD to boot on its own.

If I go in Safe Mode is there anything I can do to change things.

Answer:Another HD not booting proper

Is BIOS correctly identifying the hard drive?

Is the hard drive from this machine previously, or from another one with a XP install?

We really need to know more information about whether it worked before, what you did to it, and how this all happened if possible please.

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I have not formated a hd since win-98. What are the steps to format Win-XP thanks...Dan

Answer:What is the proper way to format Win-XP?

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I have a pixelview playTV pro (bt878 rev.8e) card and tried installing WDM drivers (jnstead if VxD), but found out they r for XP only. So i uninstalled the device driver via systems->device manager -> selected the TV card device and hit remove.
now i thought 'lemme put back ma original TV card driver' so whn i re-start windows (after uninstalling the device), windows automatically is picking up 'new hardware found' and installing it as WDM media device which isnt right for it!

Q) how can i stop this happenin as i'm able to install the old driver no longer, even with the original CD. ?

many thanks


Answer:TV driver not proper !!!!

Nobody else seems to be answering, so I guess I'll have a stab at it.

Go into the control panel after the machine installs the wdm drivers, highlight the devices in the device manager and choose properties, then navigate to driver details. Note the files used, then remove the devices, and delete the driver files so they won't be found again when you reboot. Also, check in the C:\windows\inf directory for any .inf files that have 878 or 848 in them and delete those files as well before you reboot.

Lastly, reboot and load the vfw drivers.

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Greetings Everyone,

I am new to this forum, and also new to using a server. I received a Dell PowerEdge 1400SC server from one of my clients (I do web sites). The OS is Windows 2000 server.

I have the following hard drives sitting on my desk:

2 - Quantum Atlas V 18 WLS SCSI Disk Drives
3 - Seagate ST373405LC SCSI Disk Drives
1 - Seagate ST373405LW Disk Drive

My question is: How do I install them the right way?

This is, I'm sure, a tall order to answer. If anyone is interested in responding, I can post the rest of my internal parts if needed. Appreciate any help offered. Thanks in advance.


Answer:Proper Installation

The "right depends" on what SCSI controllers your server has, what you think is important and what sort of work the server will be doing really.

Do you already have some drives installed in the server and Windows is running there and you only want to add your own disks?

The drives you have are an odd set.. The LW Seagate is a hotswap drive. What use is a single SCSI hotswap drive? That server doesn't even have hotswap trays. So you would need an enclosure for that single drive or get a 68-pin to SCA adapter..

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Question: Proper Maintenance

I post this several times a year in the hope that we will get fewer problems due to tune up software and reg cleaners. Please, for the best trouble free computer usage, just follow these simple steps. No other software is needed or beneficial; in fact it could be harmful to your puter.

Answer:Proper Maintenance

Thanks, I've never seen this one before.

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The fan in my T30 suddenly started to make noise.  I removed it and found that the stator assembly, which is pressed into the aluminum case, had become loose.  I bonded it back in uisng Loctite 603 (available from McMaster Carr) and it held properly.  I applied 5VDC to the red and black wires, and the fan worked fine on the bench.  It drew about 300mA, which agrees with the label on the fan.I reinstalled the fan with appropriate thermal grease on the CPU.  Upon startup the fan runs for a very short while and then shuts off.   I seem to remember the fan running all the time at a low level, and sometimes going into "high gear" when the computer got hot.  Is my recollection wrong ?  Does the fan only come on at elevated CPU temperatures?  I do not get any "fan error" message.  I have not run the laptop for an extended period to see if the fan come on for fear of causing damage.  Words of wisdom?TIA,Dan


Go to Solution.

Answer:Proper T30 Fan Operation?

I left it on for a while and the fan does cycle for a while.I'd still like to know if that's correct.  Are there periods when the fan should be completely off?Thanks,Z

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I'm wondering if my temps are too high. My pc has shut off on me twice now, once while playing a game. It's a new rig, just built it:Asus A8N-SLI DeluxeAMD Dual Core Athlon 64X2 4800+1.25 GB RamXFX Geforce 7600GT 256MBMB Temp: 35C (95F)CPU Temp: 39C (102F)GPU Temp: 44C (111F)HDD Temp: 41C (106F)*After running Need For Speed Most Wanted at the highest settings for about 3 minutes my GPU temp was 133FThanks for advice!

Answer:Proper Temperatures

You either didn't properly apply the thermal paste or you didn't correctly attach the heatsink and fan.Or the general set up of your case is just a mess. More information needed..

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Proper backup protocol of a domain controller with DNS/DHCP/file server and active directory.

Thought of posting in Data Storage Systems, but this is more of a NetAdmin question.

mainly I want my windows install and active directory backed up. I'd hate to have to recreate it all if it went south.

I have a 136GB raid-1 for OS, and a 1.4tb raid-6 for files. OS is physically only around 40GBs of data, and the Files are only 1000GBs with user shares, and such.

10 disks total. 7 stripped in file, and 2 mirrored in os. 1 hot spare.

What's a proper way to backup the Windows Server 2003 enviroment?

Right now I come onsite early and drop the server at 3AM monday morning and image the system with Acronis. Is there a way to schedule this?

And I have windows backup, with BackupAssit backing up the files... BUT! it's a lot of files, and the backup runs about 36 hours. :/ so It's almost always running a backup on the domain controller.

What do I need to do?

I just have Lacie Quadra drives that I swap out for backups.

How Can I A: properly backup a windows server 2003 enviroment with AD roles.
and B: speed up my file backup

Answer:Proper backup of a DC with AD

I used this guide a few weeks ago to back up my domain controller:


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Question: Proper.exe Deleted

I think I just did something really stupid. Our Director was having problems with viruses on her computer and every time upon reboot, they would get the pop up message:Cannot find C:\Windows\system32\proper.exeI would close out this popup and everything started to run fine. I looked up this application and it described it as something that will show fake security alerts: ran adware and spybot clean and sweeps, but the pop up would still upon reboot or logins. So I did a search in the registry and found it at:C:\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\WinloginFor "Shell" the Value DAta was:Explorer.exe C:\Windows\system32\proper.exeso, I deleted this value!!!!Now, only a blank screen comes up with no icons. It is just the Windows Desktop background.Can anyone show me how to unf*$! myself?

Answer:Proper.exe Deleted

Press Ctrl-Alt-Del to get the Windows Task Manager to open.
Click on File, then on New Task (Run)
In the box that pops up, type "explorer.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter.

This should restore your Desktop
If that works, backup your registry immediately!!!
Then go to Start, then to Run, then type in "regedit" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
Once there, right click on an empty area of the right hand pane and select New, then select "String Value"
Type "Shell" (without the quotes) into the key that is created
Then double click on it, and enter "explorer.exe" (without the quotes) in the Data Value field - and click OK to save the changes.
Reboot and your desktop should open up normally.

Let us know if the error message comes back - there's another way to remove it.

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I thought I had done my homework, when I ordered a new drive to burn CD's. Guess not, what I got is a ROM Reader-IDE. I want a new drive that plays CD-R, CD-RW, and burns. So, what do I look for? I have a separate DVD drive.Thanks so much.

Answer:What is the proper name for a CD Burner

If you want a drive that burns and reads CDs, you want a CD-RW drive.They're not common nowadays though, they have been replaced by DVD drives.Any DVD burner will also burn CDs, and most DVD reader drives will also burn CDs.Check in the specification of any drive to see what it will record or write to, and what it will read from.Hope this helps.

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Original thread

Here are the scans the wat you asked for them. sorry for the mix up before!

DDS (Ver_09-05-14.01) - NTFSx86
Run by John at 10:41:19.04 on Fri 06/12/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3327.2662 [GMT -4:00]

AV: BitDefender Antivirus *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {6C4BB89C-B0ED-4F41-A29C-4373888923BB}
AV: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {5D467B10-818C-4CAB-9FF7-6893B5B8F3CF}
FW: BitDefender Firewall *disabled* {4055920F-2E99-48A8-A270-4243D2B8F242}
FW: ZoneAlarm Security Suite Firewall *enabled* {829BDA32-94B3-44F4-8446-F8FCFF809F8B}

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\GameTracker\GSInGameService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\PCPitstop\PCPitstopScheduleService.exe
C:\Program Files\Raxco\PerfectDisk2008\PD9... Read more

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OK. So basically, I 'had' a program before where you could change the format of a vid file to a different format. friend is sending me some vids that are save into some kind of Apple software format. I want to make it a .WMV format. I had a program that changed this for me. But I can't remember the proper term for it. So now I can't google it and find a download lol. See my problem? It's at the tip of my tongue...but I just can't seem to remember the proper term for this for the life of me. Does anyone here know what I'm talking about? LOL

Answer:Can't remember the proper name...


A video converter is what your after.

Suggestion I have is this one

or you may find the name of the one you have used in this list

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Question: Proper Grounding


Some say to unplug power, some to leave plugged in, touch this then that...Antistatic Wrist Strap?

Answer:Proper Grounding

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i have a project that involves launching different apps depending on the os and it's version. anybody has any idea how to do this?

win98se -----> launch app - a
winme -----> launch app - b
win2000 -----> launch app - c
winxp -----> launch app - d
so on.....

Answer:os version and launch proper app

I am not 100% on what you are asking but I would say that all of these OSs have a start up folder in the start menu and an programs put in there will start when the computer starts up.

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we have a primary email server and a server that hosts our web pages and dns cache.

1. dns/web server is called "citrix" so something like

2. we have a mail server.. so the mail would be for instance
this machine's name is ETP...

3. what should our name servers be on our citrix dns server? ...



we currently have them pointing to an old server that hosted email, web and dns all in one! so any ideas?

Answer:proper name server help asap (NS) in dns

Unless your new email server is also doing DNS, you need to set it to itself. It can resolve it's own queries. It should have forwarders set up (if needed) to resolve domains it is not authoritative to (this is in DNS that is, not any kind of client setting). Hope that's not too confusing.

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I have Belkin N1 vision and connected to it by ethernet a W7 (64bit) PC, and also connected by ethernet an XP (SP3) machine. I also have wireless connections for a W7 (64bit) laptop and an XP (SP3) laptop.
Problem has been from day 1:
W7 desktop (ethernet) only sees all other devices on network as media devices.
I have ensured the following:
All machines belong to same named workgroup.
W7 machine is set to work network (as opposed to homegroup)
File sharing is enabled on all machines.
No firewall software running on any of the machines.
Have tried disabling AV software - no help.

The W7 desktop is not visible at all on the network to any other machines. However, all 3 other machines DO see each other.

What is strange is that if I reboot the router then everything is fine - the W7 desktop sees the other devices as computers. However, when the W7 desktop has rebooted - back to square one, and it only sees media devices. Pinging works fine - machines see each other ok.

I'm now officially stumped. Anyone else had this?

Answer:No proper visibility on network

Have you tried to update the firmware on your Belkin router yet?

There is also a good chance that your anti virus or firewall is causing the problem, sometimes uninstalling them is the only way to fix it. Try uninstalling the A/V software on the Win 7 machine and see if it helps.

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I have already used wdp explorer in wrp, with some success (pe build). Never got round to ironing out the glitches.

Now, Trihiy has gone further.

It is almost perfect.

Boot direct to desktop - proper start menu - aero - no start screen at all- no fairy wand- start menu search box works fine .


Some very minor glitches. When he gets those sorted, it will be great.

Answer:At last - a Proper Desktop in win8 !!!

Wow, that is quite a display of drives!
Anyway, I think this desktop is not so bad too.

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Hi there

IMO a DECENT functioning start menu should be totally user customiseable with a SEARCH at the TOP rather than at the bottom of the screen.

Here's an example from Linux KDE desktop --totally customiseable. You can switch it too to a "classic cascadable Menu" like XP had if you want - no re-boots needed can do ir at any time. I prefer the version shown. Cascadable version also shown.


Answer:What a PROPER start menu should look like


I'm just in the process of downloading the new Windows 10 build but don't hold out too many hopes for a proper Start Menu given what was shown at last weeks Windows 10 presentation.

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I have always disconnected from the internet and then shut down my computer. I have been told that it is OK to shut down from the internet. Would like to hear pro and con on this. Thanks

Answer:Proper way to shut down computer

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Hello all, I have a few questions about what card would be better for online gaming. I have a gateway GT5228 with a stock power supply, which is at 300 watts. I did not want to change the PSU out as I am on a a tight budget. I am hoping to upgrade into a budget graphic card that would be ideal specifically for EQ 2 and Vanguard. This card needs to be in accordance with my power specifications.

I narrowed my search to the 7600GS and 8600GT. Both of these cards appear operable with a 300 watt power supply. The 7600GS appears to be a 512 card with a slower core speed, at around 400 mhz. The 8600GT is a 256 card with around a 540 mhz core clock. The XFX model 8600GT is clocked at 620 mhz and is the model that Im considering buying for my PC.

I am wondering that the better card would be purely for online type games? Should I get a card with more memory (7600), or a faster card with lower memory (8600) ? What else should I consider when purchasing for specifically online gaming? Lastly, are these good cards for a low PSU and would the XFX 8600 GT (620 Mhz) require a significant more amount of power compared to its normal 540 Mhz cousins?

I will appreciate any thought s ya'll have. I'm relatively ignorant on "computer's", but since purchasing mine, I find the many things going on under the hood fascinating and am trying to learn more.

Answer:Proper video card for MMO's?

Hello, i'm sorry to say this but, you'll need to upgrade your psu at least 400 Watts in order to handle high ended video cards, for the video cards between 7600 and 8 series, it depends on the game memory and performance. What games do you play?

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well i guess i should start off with what i THINK happend, well i was clearing out some files and i had first accidently uninstalled something that i think i shouldnt have, i was trying to select something below it but hit it and there was no cancel option, now i dont know what it was but i know it had a computer as the image icon and was somthing "video", now nothing happend at first it was running fine i just brushed it off, i then went and downloaded fire fox because i was tired of IE, after i gt fire fox i went and tried to uninstall ie, which i dont know why i didd that i just did, not sure if it worked or not but it ran through the uninstall, my laptop was fine for the rest of the night without a problem. when i went the next morning (the 16th) and turned my laptop on, it looked really funny, the file windows would move very slowly and choppy when i moved them around and any games or application graphics seemed well pixeled if that makes sense it just wasnt clear or normal looking, so my boyfriend told me to just do a system restore and of course i did it setting it back a few weeks. now, the screen looked normal again andworked fine BUT, now i have a new issue, FireFox was taken off, IE is still on but its horrible looking, first at the bottom of the tabs of what is open where it would normally have the e icon and say internet explorer, it only has the e icon and blank, i can only open ie with ad ons off and even if theyre off or on nothing shows up as far as... Read more

Answer:IE not working proper on windows XP

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hi, i just bought a b51-30. there are some hardware problems and my seller says i need to install the version of windows 7 compatible with the model. can anyone tell me what it is? thanks.
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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System Specs:
2 x 2.6 Xeon CPU
2 x 160gb SATA Western Digital Hard Drives - RAID
2 gb pc2700 DDR Ram
Supermicro 1u case/motherboard
Windows 2003 Standard Server

Here's the problem:
The server has been experiencing very inconsistant problems upon reboot. We're receiving the all so popular "REBOOT AND SELECT PROPER BOOT DEVICE, OR INSERT BOOT MEDIA IN SLECTED BOOT DEVICE AND PRESS ANY KEY" error, but it's not happening every time the system loads up. This system is new and I can vouche that this is not anything to do with the OS since it's been present for both OS installs (XP + Win2003) since the birth of the server. The server randomly won't restart, then after a few retries it loads without a problem. Usually the problem exists only upon reboot, but last night we noticed that the system was unpingable and had crashed, when we called our datacenter for help they informed us of the current state the system was in with the above error. After reading up on this error I noticed a few people got around it by a normal cntrl-alt-del from the error screen, which works and reboots the server normallly, but we can't do this remotely unfortunately. When I went down to the datacenter to take a look at the machine I noticed the bios lost some of it's settings for raid and couldn't reboot. This was only when a cntrl-alt-del didn't work.

What we've tried so far:
I've tried disabling the PXE in the bios and rearranging the boot device order. Swapping drives only mak... Read more

Answer:Reboot and select proper........

I can only say format

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hi, I have a thinkpad advanced minidock.If there's a power glitch the system seems to think it's gotten an undock request. in such circs is there a specific way to redock? are there any caveats about just reseatng a powered up laptop on the docking connector to redock? thanksW/

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My situation is that I've got a 2 post relay rack sitting next to a Dell cabinet. The relay rack has 3 patch panels in it, the cabinet has numerous servers, a couple of switches, router, and so forth. Is there really a proper way cable the patch panels to the switches? Right now there is just a mess of cables coming out of the top of the relay rack and draped into two of the holes on top of the cabinet. (No raised floor). I wouldn't mind cleaning this up somewhat, my predecessor left a fairly big mess.

Any tips, tricks, comments, or suggestions are welcome!

Answer:Proper rack cabling

You could try and get some simple cables guides, something to help support them. Also, color coding and tagging will help alot, that way you can track down cables easily. Check the networking gallery, Pluslabs has a gallery setup, which you might get some ideas from.

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I have just discovered hibernation mode on my laptop, and it speeds up the "boot-up" so fast, that I tend to want to shut it down in hibernation mode all the time.

I have a feeling that this isn't the proper use of hibernation mode. I can start up and shutdown my laptop several times a day, and hibernation makes it so much quicker, I figure that it can't be all good with no drawbacks.
Am I giving up security in any way by using it? Are their any down sides to using hibernation mode?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Proper use of hibernation mode?

It sounds so good and has the propensity to be so bad that I never use it. I actually used it when I first got a system that made it available and for a while it was great. Then one day I couldn't wake the system up. Fortunately I was still in warranty so I called MS. The very first thing they suggested was that I not use the Hidernate mode since it was risky.

Now, granted this might have been some dummy that wasn't stating true company policy but I took his advice and my system has not had that problem since. Your money - your data - you decide if shorter boot times is worth any risk to data.

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I have a membership site When I click on the link to join Im taken to the signup page, when I fill in the required information im taken to the page to choose my preferred membership type. This all work properly. NOW..when I click on either one of the 2 type memberships Im taken to my paypal login page.

The problem is that when I choose the membership type, I should be taken to a paypal payment page????

I have tried this on several different computers with the same results. using explorer, I've also tried it using firefox and got the same results.

I've cleared my cache, tried changing my security setting etc., but still get the same results. I contacted the developers of the membership software (easymember pro) about the problem. They claim that they have tried
the site and links just as I have and when they click the join link they are taken to the paypal payment pages, just as it is suppose to work? If they are correct and it is working properly...why does it not work on my
computer???? and what can I do about it.

Windows Explore
Dell 1720

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My laptop has been having it's fair share of issues, but right now, the main thing bothering me is that it won't make any sound whatsoever. I do not have it muted, I have the proper sound drivers, and there isn't even a sound icon in the taskbar tray. The only sound it makes is the "boop" that it makes when you format it and you haven't put in the drivers yet. Do you guys have any clue what's goin on?

Answer:No sound with proper drivers

Are you saying, that you formatted the drive, reinstalled Windows, all drivers, no errors in Device Manager and still no sound?

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I'm in the process of upgrading my system and am doing a fresh install of winxp as well. It's been a while since I've done a clean install and can't remember the proper order drivers should be installed in to ensure everything runs smoothly.

This is what I'd assume, please correct me if I'm wrong:

service packs
mobo drivers
vid card drivers

Thanks in advance for the help.

Answer:Proper installation order?

Looks good to me. That's how I do it.

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Hello all, just purchased two new LCD panels and it's getting time to clean them. With my old CRTs I always just used a paper towel with some rubbing alcohol on it, is that safe for the LCD screen? I know when I bought the monitors the sales guy tried to sell me some monitor wipes for $9 but I figured I'd ask here first since a bottle of rubbing alcohol is like .99 cents and will last a LONG time

Answer:Proper way to clean an LCD panels?

Don't use alcohol full strength, dilute it 50/50 with water. Don't use paper towels, use a lint-free cloth.

The wipes are pricey, but they work. $9 is crazy though. I bought mine for $2-3.

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Is there a proper way to install things on a mac? I've seen people using a mac that drag and drop stuff into other things to install them. I've got this dang network card problem - I check the device listing and Mac OS see's that something is in PCI-2 but doesnt know what it is. I'm stumped.

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I got a new PC a few weeks ago and I am wondering about installation of software and drivers. The idea is to install each component at its time so that each one will interfere as little as possible with each other.

I have read that software should be installed in safe mode. I have found that my PC runs faster by doing so but there is a few things that bugs me. For example, when I try to uninstall software (either in safe or standard mode), the list populated includes only 50% of software installed on my machine, just like a whole bunch were not installed (but available through the start menu). Some programs installed in safe mode are not available in standard mode.

My questions :

- Is it true that you should install anti-virus and firewall only at the very end of your installation sequence?
- Should I install all drivers on the machine before installing any software?
- Some programs installed in safe mode are not available in standard mode. Why is that?
- Would you run Hijack this in safe mode also?
- Would you install all possible software in safe mode and install what remains in normal mode (or the other way around)?

Does anyone know what is the best order to lessen conflicts and error reporting. It would be great to have a faster and more stable machine.

Answer:??What is the proper installation sequence??

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Hello fellow WpCentralers. I didn't know where to place this question and figured this would be the best place for it.
So a WordPress app for Windows 8 has been available for a while and while it might meet the need for someone who had WordPress manage their blog, its terrible for self hosted blogs.
I want the WordPress app for Windows 8 to be like the one for iOS, Android and even Windows Phone 8 where you can manage your one blogs and even set featured images and the like. I don't know if this is a massive issue for as lot of people but as someone who is a blogger and review and loves his newly purchased Surface 2, I would love to have this app as the pinnacle of my go to app.
Any way to let the developers of this app know about this? Thanks everyone.

Answer:Proper Wordpress App for Windows 8

My son was just talking about this. I don't know why we are still waiting on Wordpress to step up.

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I have a software issue with Sonic Record but the "Everything Software" forum seems to be closed.

Answer:Which is the proper forum in which to post?

If it's running under Windows XP then it should be safe here. I'll let the mods for this area make the call.

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i'm always receiving error messages about the incoming and outgoing server name

Answer:proper server names

In which application? You really have to be more specific when you post so that we can help you

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What is the proper way to apply cpu paste? I got some arctic silver 5 for my new 3200+ coming, and my brother told me to put a little spot on the middle of the heat sink, and when it is tightened down on the cpu, it spreads out over the cpu.

Answer:Proper cpu paste application

Your information is correct. Apply a small amount on the middle of your CPU's heatspreader, around the size of an uncooked grain of rice. When the HSF is securely fastened upon the processor, the pressure of the heatsink will spread the paste evenly across the entire contacting surface.

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click hereHi guysI am just finishing off my first proper site, its an animated guide to building a PC. Its been about a year in the making, although the actual site has taken me about 3 months (evenings and weekends), the animation was the long part! I was hoping to get some feedback from people about all aspects of the site including the content.All comments much appreciated (be gentle ;) cheers!Aram

Answer:My First proper site:

hehe, yea spelling never was my strongest point.... I will go over the whole thing tonight with a spell checker.cheers! :)

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So i have a 4 post rack and im not in the IT field so im lack in my proper ways to do things.

I just got a new house and i have converted my rack to an av rack on one side but i want to put the patch panel on the other side. I ran the runs through the side and into the patch panel but it just hangs upside down when im punching in. Am i supposed to get to it from the back? Is there a way to swing them out? I just ordered a accually punch down tool and im going to get everything ready for when its in.

last house i punched in cables to each of the pcs in there then just had to get 1ft patch cables to the switch. It was pretty slick, is that ok?

Answer:proper way to run a patch panel

I just zip tie the cables to the loops on the patch panel and let it hang. My rack is a wall mounted swing out style but I still prefer to let it hang when I work on it.

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Hello there! I was recently referred to these forums by a friend. He mentioned that someone may be able to help me.
I'm running Windows XP on a Compaq Presario SR1303WM.

A few nights ago (Saturday, actually), my computer started acting a bit odd. I use MSN Messenger and was surfing the web when all of a sudden MSN signed off. I received an error message (80072efd), saying that it couldn't connect. When I went to look it up, I found (much to my dismay) that I could not connect to Google, Wikipedia, Walmart, Ebay, and several other sites. Some of my favorite sites were loading (but I think that may have been because they were cached. Oddly enough, it was a forum, and the posts were reloading).

Well, I finally went through AOL search on my homepage (I'm on CableOne broadband, but it directed me to that from the homepage), and read something about the 80072efd thing being a virus. With the little intermittent breaks inbetween the loss of connection (and bear in mind, all of the lights on my modem were showing proper connectivity, and showing a sent/received connection, like usual), my friends referred me to several anti-virus programs (AVG, Spybot, Ad-Aware, Trojan Remover, to name a few). After deleting a few entries, I had assumed my computer was cleaned (and last night, I did a full scan with AVG, spanning over 195,000 files, finding ZERO infected).

Even so, my connection (which works like a CHARM when MSN and those websites connect) has gone out three time... Read more

Answer:I hope this is the proper forum. Please help!

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As soon as you get home with your computer:

Dont install the antivirus software that pops up with instuctions to install.
Should be done at the end and this software, although probably free for a while,
will cost money down the road and is probably not the best.

Windows updates should be done immediately as you are vulnerable to problems
until updated; be sure to include office updates.

Adobe reader should be updated, the most recent version is a sandbox version which
reduces virus vulnerablity to your PDF files.

This is also the opportunity to download Adobe Flash Player

Download an alertative browser; ie FF or Chrome etc. In the event of problems with IE.

Remove any unwanted program bloat. They will slow up your computer and probably
cost money in the future.

Download your antivirus; Microsoft Security Essentials is suggested.

Make your recovery disc.

Now enjoy the internet.

To maintain your computer

10 Tips on How to Properly Maintain Your Computer
ignore, reg cleaners.

Steps that I did not notice on the guide include:

Running a scan disc before doing a defrag

Using Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes.

Making System Restore points, at least once a week

Makaing a system Image once a month (varies by user)

Not relying on your A/V common sense, should prevail. You know of many sites can cause a problem.

Do not use any reg cleaning or optimizing software.

Download and use Ccleaner about once every two months. Untick any reg... Read more

Answer:Suggestions for Proper Maintenance

Your additions are very good.

I noticed in the article you linked that they mention using a vacuum inside the computer case. This is a very bad idea, unless the vacuum is an ESD (static free) one.

I personally never clean my registry with Windows 7. It seems to do well enough on its own. I messed up a Vista install badly that way, and I've never forgotten that.

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My question is really priviledge/permissions related.

I have had my system for 2 years now and I cannot seem to get this process down. Does one:

1.) Log in as "Administrator" and then install

2.) Log in as a normal user and enter the Adminstrator password when prompted during the install?

3.) As a normal user, right-click the installer executable and choose "Run as administrator"?

4.) Change a normal user's account to and "administrator" account, install the application(s) and then change the user account back to normal when finished?

5.) Should User Access Control (UAC) be on or off?

I've had issues related to permissions on and off. I've never quite gotten a good understanding of the Vista security paradigm as it relates to software installs. I'm trying to understand what a good standard practice is or ways to recognize when to use one method over another.

Some examples of issues I've had are with applications like Palm Desktop v6.2 (my adventures with that: Palm Desktop HotSync Manager v7.x software install on 64-bit), Macromedia (Adobe) Flash v10.x, Samsung New PC Studio v1.5.10064_2, Pocket Tunes v4, and a few others.

Some examples of issues I've had are: some programs partially run or don't run as a normal user. They run fine as Administrator. In some cases right-clicking the Desktop shortcut and choosing "Run as administrator" runs the application successfully, but this is not a good option for my kids and s... Read more

Answer:What Is The Proper Way To Install Software

Originally Posted by pvman

My question is really priviledge/permissions related.

I have had my system for 2 years now and I cannot seem to get this process down. Does one:

1.) Log in as "Administrator" and then install

2.) Log in as a normal user and enter the Adminstrator password when prompted during the install?

3.) As a normal user, right-click the installer executable and choose "Run as administrator"?

4.) Change a normal user's account to and "administrator" account, install the application(s) and then change the user account back to normal when finished?

5.) Should User Access Control (UAC) be on or off?

I've had issues related to permissions on and off. I've never quite gotten a good understanding of the Vista security paradigm as it relates to software installs. I'm trying to understand what a good standard practice is or ways to recognize when to use one method over another.

Some examples of issues I've had are with applications like Palm Desktop v6.2 (my adventures with that: Palm Desktop HotSync Manager v7.x software install on 64-bit), Macromedia (Adobe) Flash v10.x, Samsung New PC Studio v1.5.10064_2, Pocket Tunes v4, and a few others.

Some examples of issues I've had are: some programs partially run or don't run as a normal user. They run fine as Administrator. In some cases right-clicking the Desktop shortcut and choosing "Run as administrator" runs the application successfully, but th... Read more

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I have a BT Business 500 broadband connection and i wan to share it between 2 laptops, so that one can be occasionally used for email/web browsing during the day and the other can be left downloading from kazzaa/irc/bittorrent/normal http. I also want to access the one that is downloading all day from home with gotomypc.

I was going to buy this:modem/router becuase bt supplies a usb modem (and it is CRAP! i have to reinstall it evrytime i boot up!)

but then when i was setting up the connection manually because the crap CD from bt dosent work properly it struck me: this isnt proper adsl! i cant set it up from either of the normal broadband options, instead i have to select a normal connection, select the broadband modem , leave the phone number blank and then enter my log on details. it still runs at 576 or so kbps.

so then i thought that maybe i dont need a proper broadband router if it isnt a proper broadband connection! aha! maybe i can get away by getting a cheapy router and using that will it work i wonder?

can anyone help me in my dilemma?

also i will need it to work with bittorrent, kazaa, irc, gotomypc, normal http downloads

also i am in the UK! plz note most things will be the same but possibly not! lol

does anyone know of any cheap uk broadband isp's? i got 512k but im thinking of getting 1/2mbps


Answer:sharing bt broadband!?! its not proper dsl! please help!

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What exactly are some proper/effective ways to ground yourself, besides wearing a wrist strap which i dont have .

Answer:Proper grounding techniques?

b4 you touch computer hardware you touch something that is metal for exp: your computer case or your table leg.

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A while back i asked for assistance setting up a wireless netowrk. it looked as though i had a router without a built in modem- and i wasnt doing too well!well now i have borrowed a friends router- model:Linksys Wirless-G ADSL Gateway with speedbooster.Model No: WAG54GS.The idea being - to see if i can actually get it working! and if i have any problems.Can someone please advise! Im guessing i have to:1)plug the router into the pc - and remove the ADSL modem?2)type the ip address info from the router to a web page.3)set WEP i have to do anything from my laptop side?!then im away!? thanks v much

Answer:Help with wireless- proper router!

anyone please!?this may seem like an obvious one!?

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For all you new members here is information that you should know. For all the senior members information on what we should DO.

Suggestions for Proper Maintenance - Windows 7 Forums

Answer:Proper Computer Maintenance

thanks man

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I have an Xvid 700mb file and a friend said all I needed was Nero to burn a VCD. I have Nero Ultra but I wanted to ask here before I went ahead and made myself a coaster. I bought those special 850mb 99min VCD cd's to use.

Answer:XVID to VCD, proper way to burn?

basically what i use is nero with

nero vision express

i toss in the avi of said 'movie' and then i google a few quick images for background image on dvd menu, grab a mp3 relevant to said movies and do the menus bare minimal cuz im like that. simple and to the point

tell it to set the booktype to dvd-rom on the last page b4 you burn

its pretty simple really

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I hope the title is not too deceiving, but I had trouble thinking of a better one that was not a mile long. I have two desktop speakers, no sub-woofer. Is the general rule o that it is best to have the audio source coming from the computer turned all the way up, i.e. system volume, YouTube slider, iTunes slider. Is it general rule that it is best to then use the physical knob on the speakers for the overall volume as long as the source is up as far as it can go?

Answer:What are proper audio practices?

One thing you don't want either at full as that can (and usually does) introduce distortion and other sound anomalies to crop up. What works for me (and probably most) is to find that happy medium with the volume on the speakers (for me it is around half way on the volume knob), and then control the volume from within Windows and/or the application being used (in my case I use the volume control on my keyboard).

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My sister is using windows xp and when she tries to log in it says her password is incorrect.
We checked to see if if we could recover it via:
We got the result back, the password is exactly what we thought it was, but it still won't let her log-in.

She is using XP corporate with SP2


Answer:can't log-into windows even with proper password?

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While playing some game a month ago my screen became all green and purple with squares everywhere it was like some terrible mspaint job. I took out my 7600 gt , after restarting multiple times and barely able to see the screen, and it fixed the problem. Is it unsual for 7600s to fry like this? I bought it used off a friend but his still works fine and its not like i played any graphic extensive games on it just call of duty 4 and doom 3 and lesser graphical intensive games. Is there anyway to tell visually if a video card is fried?

Answer:7600 not displaying proper

"I took out my 7600 gt, and after restarting multiple times, barely being able to see the screen, it fixed the problem"...

You took out the 7600GT and used the on-board video? Video cards can fail any time for many reasons. Somtimes you can see damage, most times you can't

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OK, I just went to Fry's earlier to replace my rather crappy original "Hynix-brand" PC2-5300U 1Rx8 512MB x 2 RAM memory (not sure about the Mhz speed) that came the Dell Dimension E521 PC with the AMD 64 (x2). I upgraded it to a "Patriot-brand" PC2-5300LL 677mhz 2GB x 2 4-4-4- 12 1.8. So I could use it for Photoshop CS4 and so I could play Flight Simulator without the terrible lag.

It's the cheapest RAM they have and the "tech-guys" there have no idea what those numbers and letters mean at all. They actually got me a notebook memory at first. : (

Anyway, how would I know if the one I got is compatible with my motherboard's clock speed and such stuff like that? Also, why does Windows Vista Premium always show 25-30% less memory than the actual memory size? I haven't assembled a computer so I have no idea on the proper upgrades. I need info ASAP.

Thanks! : )

Answer:Did I get the proper RAM memory for my Dell?

Specifications for your model Dell? Dimension? E521
Found here:


Type: 533-MHz, 667-MHz, 800-MHz (when available) DDR2 SDRAM

Memory connectors: four

Memory capacities: 256 MB, 512 MB, or 1 GB non-ECCClick to expand...

I expect others may help (reply) with the timings, you stated (as I'm unsure )

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Hi everybody, recently I was playing a game "Trackmania Nations" on my laptop, and the laptop apparently overheated (its within system specs). The laptop just shut down completely and I ended up waiting to restart it. It then told me that windows shut down...blah blah becuase of overheating. A few days later it did it again while playing the same game. And then today it was on the brink of doing it while I was doing a 3d model rendering (I'm an industrial design student). Anyways I am using a program speed fan to see the temperatures of my computer and right now, (with only opera and speedfan running here are the temperatures:

HD: 36C
Temp 1: 56 C
Temp 2: 77C
Core O: 91 C
Core 1: 91 C

the icons say that the bottom for are considered "hot"
is this too hot? I can alter the temperatures in which the fans kick on, so what should they be set at if I do? My laptop is a Lenovo Thinkpad T60p with an intel centrino duo processor, 1 Gb of Ram, and a 512mb video card...

hope anyone can help!

Answer:Proper Temperature of Hardware?

1.) Are the vents clean and clear of obstructions including your lap.
2.) Have you used any overclocking programs.
3.) To open task manager press "Ctrl+Alt+Del"
4.) Choose "Processes" left click on "CPU"
Is "svchost" running over 30% when you do not have any programs running.
Choose "Performance" is your cpu running over 50%
If you don't mind the noise I would have the fans run at 30 C until you find the culprit.

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Hello all,
I'm on a Seagate Momentus XT with my current installation of 8.1. This is my second drive, same model, and I've had multiple problems over the past two years, especially with the 'Hard Drive Locked' error -- on both drives. I'm looking to buy an SSD to boost my computer's speed as well as give a clean slate for me to reinstall Windows on and be ready for the Windows 10 upgrade in 2015.

This is the drive I'm looking at, in 128 or 256 gb size ( When it comes, I want to install Windows fresh on it without necessarily wiping the other drive. Once I've installed Windows and transferred my files, I can wipe the other drive. I also would rather not clone the drives since I want a fresh start, only copying over the files that I need.

Now, my hiccup is with licensing. Will Windows allow me to register with my (valid) key if it's still installed on the previous hard drive? As I recall I've had issues with this in the past, namely that the previous hard drive hasn't been "deregistered" so to speak.

Anyways, I'm looking for general advice to make the migration seamless and leave me with a new computer. Thanks!


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I've been searching for a proper binder for legal reasons, I just have a project to do for school about hacking. Can anyone pm me one? Thank you in advance. The binder must execute both the initial file and the binded one at the same time, thank you.

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