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[SOLVED] BSOD - (out of date) tech. dude needs help

Question: [SOLVED] BSOD - (out of date) tech. dude needs help

Windows 7
x64 bit
Retail version
Hardware is all new except for the video card, which was functioning fine last week (never had a BSOD error before this new setup)
I have reinstalled the OS as off 11/1/2011 (after getting tons of blue screens, i installed a 2nd time)
CPU: AMD Phenom (tm) II X6 1035T Processor 2.60 GHz
Video Card: Radeon HD 5750
Motherboard: ASUS M5A97
PSU: Corsair GS600 (600w)

Homebuilt system.

I haven't updated the BIOS or any drivers past what I received on the motherboard install disk. The motherboard is new out of the box as is the RAM, CPU (and heat sync), and PSU.

I installed win 7 initially and after installing MB driver updates, etc..started to go through programs (flash, java, etc...) and began getting a lot of blue screens of various kinds. I narrowed it down I thought to a driver issue with my video card. Apparently the atikmdag.sys file that comes with catalyst screws up win 7 computers? I was careful not to install the video care drivers the 2nd install of 7 and I got no BSOD errors till I did. Having said that, all my errors seem to be unrelated to my video card, examples: "bad_pool_header" and "system_service_exception".. I'm a bit stuck. Also my desktop window manager has crashed a couple times.

Thanks for any help..

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Preferred Solution: [SOLVED] BSOD - (out of date) tech. dude needs help

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: [SOLVED] BSOD - (out of date) tech. dude needs help

Hi -

There were 8 BSOD dump files, 1 was -0- bytes (indicates catastrophic, sudden hardware failure). The remaining 7 don't offer us much as they seem to point everywhere, but nowhere. ATI video, Networking (tcpip.sys), memory, security descriptors, etc...

I did find entries like this in Event Viewer -

Code:
{Registry Hive Recovered} Registry hive (file): '\??\Volume{625b9dda-049f-11e
1-8f9f-806e6f6e6963}\System Volume Information\SPP\SppCbsHiveStore\{cd
42efe1-f6f1-427c-b004-033192c625a4}{D4EDFD4C-4000-48C8-82AD-52130B576BF0}'
was corrupted and it has been recovered. Some data might have been lost.
Registry hive corruption may be HDD failure.

Run HDD diags - start w/ 2nd link - SeaTools for DOS -
- http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html
- http://www.techsupportforum.com/2828431-post7.html
- http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic7602.html

I also found 100s++ entries relating to "bad blocks" + CDROM. Any chance the DVD used to install Windows 7 is bad?

I saw -0- Windows Updates in the systeminfo file, yet the Event Logs show both success and failure for Windows Updates. WERCON shows 100s of Windows Updates failures. Please check Control Panel - are there any Windows Updates installed? I do know that Windows 7 SP1 is not installed.

I know you have 4x4 GB RAM; some bugchecks were memory related.

Run memtest86+ - http://www.techsupportforum.com/2863029-post5.html

Do you have 2 ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series video cards installed - or just 1? DirectX is showing 2; other files show 1.


Regards. . .

jcgriff2


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BSOD SUMMARY

Code:

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\110411-14320-01.dmp]
Built by: 7600.16841.amd64fre.win7_gdr.110622-1503
Debug session time: Fri Nov 4 13:53:56.727 2011 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:43:30.131
Probably caused by : nsiproxy.sys ( nsiproxy!NsippIsMatchingObject+33 )
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x3B
PROCESS_NAME: svchost.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x3B_nsiproxy!NsippIsMatchingObject+33
Bugcheck code 0000003B
Arguments 00000000`c0000005 fffff880`040520b7 fffff880`07d73e60 00000000`00000000
BiosVersion = 0705
BiosReleaseDate = 08/22/2011
SystemManufacturer = To be filled by O.E.M.
SystemProductName = To be filled by O.E.M.
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\110411-24757-01.dmp]
Built by: 7600.16841.amd64fre.win7_gdr.110622-1503
Debug session time: Fri Nov 4 12:09:15.783 2011 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:23:40.187
BugCheck D1, {1b941000417, 2, 8, 1b941000417}
Probably caused by : tcpip.sys ( tcpip!TcpProcessExpiredTcbTimers+5e )
PROCESS_NAME: System
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xD1
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0xD1_CODE_AV_BAD_IP_tcpip!TcpProcessExpiredTcbTimers+5e
Bugcheck code 000000D1
Arguments 000001b9`41000417 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000008 000001b9`41000417
BiosVersion = 0705
BiosReleaseDate = 08/22/2011
SystemManufacturer = To be filled by O.E.M.
SystemProductName = To be filled by O.E.M.
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\110411-22791-01.dmp]
Built by: 7600.16841.amd64fre.win7_gdr.110622-1503
Debug session time: Fri Nov 4 11:44:19.264 2011 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 5:13:40.308
Probably caused by : tcpip.sys ( tcpip!TcpPeriodicTimeoutHandler+572 )
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x1E
PROCESS_NAME: System
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x1E_tcpip!TcpPeriodicTimeoutHandler+572
Bugcheck code 0000001E
Arguments 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000
BiosVersion = 0705
BiosReleaseDate = 08/22/2011
SystemManufacturer = To be filled by O.E.M.
SystemProductName = To be filled by O.E.M.
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\110211-21231-01.dmp]
Built by: 7600.16841.amd64fre.win7_gdr.110622-1503
Debug session time: Wed Nov 2 23:01:26.954 2011 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 4:30:47.358
BugCheck D1, {2, 2, 8, 2}
Probably caused by : tcpip.sys ( tcpip!TcpTimerReschedule+4a )
PROCESS_NAME: System
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0xD1
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0xD1_CODE_AV_BAD_IP_tcpip!TcpTimerReschedule+4a
Bugcheck code 000000D1
Arguments 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000008 00000000`00000002
BiosVersion = 0705
BiosReleaseDate = 08/22/2011
SystemManufacturer = To be filled by O.E.M.
SystemProductName = To be filled by O.E.M.
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\110211-16848-01.dmp]
Built by: 7600.16841.amd64fre.win7_gdr.110622-1503
Debug session time: Wed Nov 2 16:23:55.442 2011 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:15:25.486
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!ObInsertObjectEx+230 )
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x19_20
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
PROCESS_NAME: svchost.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x19_20_nt!ObInsertObjectEx+230
Bugcheck code 00000019
Arguments 00000000`00000020 fffff8a0`0e8d6630 fffff8a0`0e8d6660 00000000`05030204
BiosVersion = 0705
BiosReleaseDate = 08/22/2011
SystemManufacturer = To be filled by O.E.M.
SystemProductName = To be filled by O.E.M.
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\110111-22276-01.dmp]
Built by: 7600.16841.amd64fre.win7_gdr.110622-1503
Debug session time: Tue Nov 1 19:38:16.399 2011 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:07:03.804
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
Probably caused by : atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+37fc30 )
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x7E
PROCESS_NAME: csrss.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x7E_BAD_IP_atikmdag+37fc30
Bugcheck code 1000007E
Arguments ffffffff`c000001d fffff880`04c11c30 fffff880`02493c48 fffff880`024934b0
BiosVersion = 0705
BiosReleaseDate = 08/22/2011
SystemManufacturer = To be filled by O.E.M.
SystemProductName = To be filled by O.E.M.
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\_jcgriff2_\dbug\__Kernel__\110111-28719-01.dmp]
Built by: 7600.16841.amd64fre.win7_gdr.110622-1503
Debug session time: Tue Nov 1 19:21:37.290 2011 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:03:50.695
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!SeCaptureSecurityDescriptor+128 )
DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VISTA_DRIVER_FAULT
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x50
PROCESS_NAME: svchost.exe
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x50_nt!SeCaptureSecurityDescriptor+128
Bugcheck code 00000050
Arguments fffff880`0279e960 00000000`00000001 fffff800`02d467ea 00000000`00000000
BiosVersion = 0705
BiosReleaseDate = 08/22/2011
SystemManufacturer = To be filled by O.E.M.
SystemProductName = To be filled by O.E.M.
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????``


by jcgriff2

J. C. Griffith, Microsoft MVP

https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Griffith


www.sysnative.com

www.jcgriff2.com


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Stop: 0x0000008E (0x0000005,0xF3782668, 0x00000000)
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http://us.download.nvidia.com/Window...glish-whql.exe

BSOD BUGCHECK SUMMARY

Code:

Built by: 7601.17944.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333
Debug session time: Wed Jan 9 10:07:40.792 2013 (UTC - 5:00)
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ERROR_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000005 - The instruction at 0x%08lx referenced memory at 0x%08lx. The memory could not be %s.
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FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x7E_NULL_IP_nvlddmkm+65ce7
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SystemProductName =
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Hey chaps,
So, I?ve ran through all your Read & run First steps, and ran CCleaner... as far as I can tell 2 problems remain.
The first is on starting up IE: on start up of my pc the following virus warning appears (see 1st screen shot). AVG detects it and asks if I want to heal or quarantine, I have done both.
Second, is the most frustrating, certain web sites that I visit, (non-porn) do this really annoying thing, I get automatically re-directed to a dell search page, I run a dell PC and at the top of the page it says: Sorry, we couldn't find http://ad.uk.doubleclick.net/adi/N3784.AND/B2258036;sz. Here are some related websites: (2nd screen shot was too big to post, should i e-mail?)
I also run a registered copy of Spyware Detector, this obviously hasn't detected it.
Plus, when I opened up majorgeeks.com the following message appeared. (See 3rd screen shot)
Can you help, please?
 

Answer:What next dude?

Hi

you'll need to attach the logs requested from the Read Me guide.




When you return to make your next post, make sure you attach the following logs and that you have run these scans in the following order too:
CounterSpy
AVG Antispyware log - ONLY IF NEEDED you were not able to run CounterSpy
Bitdefender - from step 6
Panda Scan - from step 6
runkeys.txt - the log from GetRunKey.bat
newfiles.txt - the log from ShowNew.bat
HijackThis

NOTE: You can only attach 3 files in a single message so it will require that you use two messages to attach all of these logs!
 

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Hi everyone, am new to this forum.Having a hard time removing some horrible malware. am attaching log files please help....
 

Answer:New Dude About To Cry!!!

Also..
 

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Hey,

I have tried everything I know or could read to no avail. HP had me clean my ram with a eraser, do a couple of other things, including removing everything on my start-up. They couldn't figure anything out. So I have come to you. Info should be attached below.

As far as I know I havent installed any new hardware. Firefox stopped working when this started and it happened at random intervals. I have also gotten the following error codes from various screens: 0X0000007E, 0X0000001A, 0X0000003B.

Fairly new/decent computer. No previous trouble. Any help would be much appreciated.

Edit: The HTML Perform file included on zip.

Answer:BSOD Issue/Info: HP Tech Support couldn't fix

Hi -

Well, they missed quite a bit, I am sorry to say.

The bugchecks -

(7) 0x1a = severe unknown memory management error
(2) 0x7e (0xc0000005,,,) = system thread threw an exception; the exception = 1st parm = 0xc00000005 = a memory access violation

I don't believe it to be RAM at this time because you have several device drivers that badly need to be updated. Any one of these or in combination with another could have caused memory corruption.

Code:

nvraid.sys Wed Jun 06 16:34:01 2007 (46671A39) - NVIDIA nForce RAID
nvstor64.sys Fri Jun 06 22:08:11 2008 (4849ED8B) - NVIDIA nForce Sata Performance Driver
nvmfdx64.sys Wed May 21 13:48:06 2008 (48346056) - NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller

netr28x.sys Mon Jun 09 03:36:54 2008 (484CDD96) -
Ralink 802.11n Wireless Driver

atikmdag.sys Wed May 14 22:19:05 2008 (482B9D99) - ATI Video
Realtek HD Audio --> http://www.realtek.com.tw/DOWNLOADS/...Level=4&Conn=3

NVIDIA --> http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

ATI Video --> http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.HTML

You also have both Avast & AVG running. Remove both as one may have corrupted the other. Download each Removal Tool (RT); save to desktop. Then go to desktop, RIGHT-click on the RT icon and select Run as Administrator. When complete - re-boot. Repeat for the other. Re-boot.

Avast removal --> http://files.avast.com/files/eng/aswclear.exe

AVG --> http://www.avg.com/download-tools
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Hello! I'm new here. I have a problem with strange BSOD with remote support banner form MS SE tech support in my laptop. Never seen like this before. It looks like compleate fake! But I don't know what to do. I found this site in Google ( look at screenshot - I have exactly the same situation) , but i don't know if i can trust it. Maybe you can help me with providing free solution on how to remove this nasty blue thing.

Answer:BSOD with Microsoft Security Essentials Tech Support

Hello and welcome coraz looks like a scam to me and yes too good to be true and clicking on that link doesn't show any net address is http:// ******* it cretainly is not from Microsoft.

So just what have you doe with the link - hopefully haven't downloaded anything. Can you let us know just what you were Googling for??

If I were you I would run these
SUPERAntiSpyware | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!
Malwarebytes | Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
AdwCleaner Download
ADW download from bleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans
(NB If one is running Kaspersky security it may rant about ADW - just ignore it or disable Kaspersky while the ADW is being used)

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Hello! I'm new here. I have a problem with strange BSOD with remote support banner form MS SE tech support in my laptop. Never seen like this before. It looks like compleate fake! But I don't know what to do. I found this site in Google ( look at screenshot - I have exactly the same situation) , but i don't know if i can trust it. Maybe you can help me with providing free solution on how to remove this nasty blue thing.

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HI,

I just got set up with comcast internet yesterday, I have 2 Desktops, one running XP home, and another running Redhat 9.0, along with 2 laptops running XP Pro.

Befor I was running Quest DSL and everything was working fine,

I am using Netgear wireless router, with a Linksys 5 port hub.

I can only have internet connection to my desktop running XP home, it is hardwired. I have to take incomming internet from modem into one of the ports on the Netgear because the incomming port on Netgear does not work. Then I have internet to the Netgear and my laptop will see that there is wireless but it will not see other computers or the internet. I have tried putting the incomming internet into the incomming port on the Netgear and still nothing. I am not sure what is going on but this is not working and I tried all day yesterday to fix this but nothing worked.

Does anyone have any ideas to try????

~LuMa
 

Answer:Dude where is my Wireless.

Yo,

My wireless router is MR814.

~LuMa
 

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I'm running vista (32bit) on an Acer 5310 service pack 2 laptop. I did a safe boot two days ago because of a glitch with IE (a warning saying this script can no longer be run on this page or something such) I've since rebooted in normal mode(I've gone though F8 to do this three times now) to find that the Vista orb has been replaced by the old rectagle style. I'm pretty sure that other design type features have remained in the old style (ie 'safe mode' style) as well.Can any one help please?

Answer:Dude, where's my vista orb?

Right click on your desktop and select Personalize, Theme, and select Windows Vista in the drop down.

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Some more problems with the comp from hell from dell. My A drive will sometimes just mysteriously vanish from my computer, and I will not be able to save anything to through any other programs. It will sometimes be there when I reboot, but other times it will not.

Any help appreciated.

PS - I love the dell run around. They keep me on hold for 1.5 hrs, and then they just tell me to run a diagnostic check, virus scan, etc and tell me to get back to them. They aren't the most help ever!
 

Answer:Dude, where's my A drive?

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my brother in law used the computer while house sitting and bam! viruses galore. My wallpaper is hijacked, I get all kinds of security threat alerts saying i'm infected with spyware which lead to spyware removal advertisements, and IE quit working. I have xp professional and an out dated symantec. receive alerts indicating C:/tempar.bat is in quarantine. spy sweeper also says i have coolwebsearch, zenosearchassistant, and a few others. i also get messages about rundll32.exe, mssys.exe, trojanddownloader.xs. I removed something called mIRC, and some other files after reading some posts, but still having problems. Here is my hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:11:30 PM, on 7/28/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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Answer:one frustrated dude!

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hey how can i disable my onboard video card 8290g/GV/190GL Express Chipset Family chipset using the BIOS in order to install a new driver for my nVidia GeForce FX 5200?? Just wondering if u knew
 

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Question: Cowabanga Dude(do)

First of all I want to say that I appreciate all the help I have received from MajorGeeks in the past. Thank you.


Now, down to business. First of all the problem is not on this computer it is on my other house computer. Through a recent download we ended up picking up some malware called Cowabanga, Deluxe Communication .


Here is what I have done to get rid of this. Each folder came with an uninstall so I tried that. I also tried to manually delete all folders but it seems that it only morphs itself in other folders.

It has disabled my internet which forces me to use this other computer.


I ran HJT and have attached it


What can I do to get rid of this? Please help.:crybaby
 

Answer:Cowabanga Dude(do)

Please follow our standard cleaning procedures which are necessary for us to provide you support. Also there are steps included for installing, running, and posting HijackThis logs as attachments.
Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support
Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.
Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.

After doing ALL of the above you still have a problem make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps in the below link to properly use HijackThis and attach a log:
Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis​Make sure you also rename HijackThis.exe as suggested in the procedures. Use analyse.exe for the new name. This is very important due to some new infections going around.​
When you return to make your next post, make sure you attach the following logs and that you have run these scans in the following order too:
CounterSpy
AVG Antispyware log - ONLY IF NEEDED you were not able to run CounterSpy
Bitdefender - from step 6
Panda Scan - from step 6
runkeys.txt - the log from GetRunKey.bat
newfiles.txt - the log from ShowNew.bat
HijackThis

NOTE: You can only attach 3 files in a single message so it will require that you use two messages to attach all of these logs!
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I got a client where we gave him a fresh install of Windows Xp Pro Sp2 (Legit Copy + Updates)

This guy installs a chase game, however when it comes to trying to play it, he gets an error message saying that he needs OpenGL1.1 or greater to play it.

I found an OpenGL1.1 on the microsoft website. However think this is mainly for Windows 95 / NT Platforms as it did not do any thing.

I have re-installed the video card drivers (onboard NVIDIA GeForce 6100 GPU on a Gigabyte GA-K8N51GMF-9 SKT 939 Motherboard). Please note that these are the video card drivers from Gigabyte's Website. I have fround that the nVidia Drivers from the nVidia's website does not what to have any thing do with it.

It's currently using Direct X 9.0c (however I have not re-installed that yet)

I have tried looking at the OpenGL.org site. However the only download I can seem to find points back to the same one from Microsoft that I mensioned earlier.
However the website is talking about OpenGL 2.0. There is a lot of blurb on what it does, but no downloads for it.

Any other suggestions on where I can download Open GL 1.1 or greater?

Thank you.

Answer:DUDE! Where's My OpenGL?!?!

Im possibly downloading them from limewire right now, 2 files. I will install them on my pc and test it just to make sure there not junk, but not sure what version they are yet, they say for 2000, XP, so we'll see....

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Here is the log: Internet Security keeps getting a Subseven Backdoor Trojan warning.:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:40:41 AM, on 1/14/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP1 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPxySvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\EFFICI~1\ENTERN~1\app\pppoeservice.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\mspmspsv.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINNT\Fonts\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\ComSoft\Dialers\xxxCam\xxxCam.exe
C:\Program Files\SCom\Dialers\XXXmpegs\XXXmpegs.exe
C:\winnt\system32\sncntr.exe
C:\Program Files\FinePixViewer\QuickDCF.exe
C:\Program Files\MSWorks\Calendar\WKCALREM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA.EXE
C:\Peachw\peachw.exe
C:\Peachw\W32MKDE.EXE
C:\Program Files\RBEnhance\rbenh.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

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Answer:Hijack This log dude!

first you ahev a rapid blaster infection, plus countless adult diallers and a few trojans thrown in for good measure

FIRST
As RapidBlaster tends to mutate if the process isn't terminated first, do download and run RapidBlaster killer by Javacool: http://www.wilderssecurity.net/specialinfo/rapidblaster.html#removal
Launch the program and hit the Scan button.
RBKiller will find any RapidBlaster variants on your system, will kill the process, and delete the Registry Run entry and find the pertaining folder in Program Files, and simply delete it!

then REBOOT then

Download & Run CWshredder from http://www.merijn.org/cwschronicles.html
Close all browser windows,UnZip the file, click on the cwshredder.exe then click "FIX" (Not "Scan only") and let it do it's thing.
and make sure you follow the advice about the security updates listed at the bottom of the page, in order to prevent re-infection, otherwise you will be continually reinfected
the patches are :
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=828026
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/ms03-011.asp
then reboot &
Download Spybot - Search & Destroy from http://security.kolla.de

After installing, first press Online, press search for updates, then tick the updates it finds, then press download updates. Beside the download button is a little down pointed arrow, select one of the servers listed. If it doesn't work or you get a... Read more

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I have a netgear dual band router (WNDR3300). My Ubuntu laptop can see both the G and N networks. However my XP Desktop can only see the G and NOT the N. My desktop has a D-Link Rangebooster N (DWA-142).

Any help?
 

Answer:Dude Where's my wireless n?

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Greeting to Dude's here,

I am using window 7 on my computer. From few days a problem is arising in my computer. While running any video suddenly the computer hangs and after leaving it idle for few time it start responding. I have done virus scan not found any solution. What should I do to fix this issue?


Thanks
Jason

Answer:Please Fix My Computer Dude

Fill out your system specs. Click the link in my signature to do it.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 5:34:11 PM, on 4/1/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winyi32.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccAp... Read more

Answer:like...dude...this is my hijackthis log or something...

Thats alot of stuff lol, my comp has like 10 things.

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I live in Ireland!

I have tried to purchase a MS Surface RT. I have tried every possibility!

The only possible way that I can buy one legally, is to buy it in the UK & have to shipped to someone in Northern Ireland (Part of the UK. A real Irishman would NEVER do this. I would have to cross the border into NI).

I talked to my Electronics retailer here that has been in business for over 50 years! I buy all my electronics there.

He told me that the only way he cold get them is to buy a skid load. He says he could not invest that kind of money at the expense of his general inventory!

I have contacted the Irish office of Microsoft. All they do is transfer the call to the UK MS Website. I can fill in the order for the Surface, but at the check out, it tells me they CAN NOT ship to the IRSH REPUBLIC!!

Why in HELL was I transferred to THE UK??

I have contacted all the Electronic retailers in Ireland & no one has them!

PC World told me I had to order them online! But they didn't have any idea where!!

WHAT KIND OF SO-CALLED "WORLD WIDE COMPANY" would deliberately boycott A WORLD LEADING COUNTRY!!

MAD AS HELL!!

The "Old Fart"

TULLY!!

Answer:Hey Dude, Where is my Surface RT?

Now you see what us Americans often go through when foreign companies make products, such as Nintendo, Samsung, etc, and we have to wait behind for availability.

I'm quote certain Microsoft wouldn't boycott a "world leading country". They haven't been on the market very long, so my suggestion would be to go to the largest electronics retailer, either in person or online and find one there. If the one who went to isn't a nationwide chain, then they may not be able to purchase them as easily as the major retailers.

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click hereOn my second free guestbook.First one no admin access to remove bad post.This one listed above loads ok 1 out off ten times if host is lucky.Anyone know of a reliable guestbook with admin capabilty and loads good?thanks?and possibly password protected currently using a java script with a comment on top of page for view source.(not the greatest).

Answer:Another Guestbook dude

WOW drop the E on DUDE LOL = DUD

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So I've got this Gateway GT4009. That's a good PC, right? I got it for free out of a school that closed.

I'm a little stressed out because the problems I'm having are not consistent. When I first started the computer, it went past the XP spash screen and then it said to press ctrl+alt+delete. BUT before I could do anything it restarted and it did it again then restarted and so on.

So I decided to reinstall XP. It made it halfway through the NTFS format and then it restarted and loaded to the infamous "blue screen of death" and it had a stop code of 0x0000004e, which according to this article is bad ram, so i replaced the ram stick. Then it went to setup. Then it restarted. Then I said screw it, I'm going to ask for help.

Now I've read that this restarting happens for 3 different reasons: 1) OS problems. (which we know it can't be since I'm booting from CD) 2) a hot CPU or 3) a bad power supply. I don't have a replacement power supply handy, so I want to test the CPU heat. How do I know how hot my CPU is and what exactly IS too hot?

Answer:Help a Mac dude understand PC.

Next time before you reinstall, try safe mode (press F8 at startup).

Dunno about what constitutes too hot, but when you boot, you can get into the BIOS (there's a key you have to press right after you power on your PC - maybe Del, maybe F10, don't know what it is for Gateway PC's). Then just navigate around the menu and you're likely to find your CPU temperature.

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day one of my problems the computer froze up would do nothing so I attempted to reboot and it would not allow me to shut down so I powered off with the power button, it worked for most of that day
then later either that day or the next it froze up again and I was able to reboot, then just yesterday I set the laptop down softly and it shut off this happened twice.
The second time it would not boot, the power led would come on for about 4 seconds, and the battery light would flash about every 3 seconds. I tried taking the battery out and just leaving the power cord plugged in and it worked so I left it that way for some time, later in the day I put the battery back in just because I did not like leaving the battery out and having an opening for dust etc. to get in.
I set it down awhile later and again it shut and hasn't come back on. I still get the power light for 4 secs, and and then battery light flash every 3 or 4 secs. I am a little knowledgeable about computers so I took it apart and I don't see anything wrong inside.
I reset the CMOS just for fun and did a little cursing, then tried to pray, and here I am begging for help from you kind folks....
I haven't tried the hammer yet, thought I would check here first... Thanks in advance for your help...
Ron
 

Answer:Dude I got a Dell, HELP.....

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Hi There

I can't seem to get this line of macro to work properly

If ActiveCell<=Range("C4") then......(Some lines get deleted)

Both the active cell and Range("C4") have dates in them. This line of code does not work properly. It does't matter if the date in the Active Cell is greater than the date in Range("C4"), the macro still executes the next lines of code and still deletes lines that it should not delete.

What am I doing wrong??

Mario
 

Answer:Solved: Date: VBA - One date less than another date

This would happen if either or both of the cells being evaluated are not dates or if the ActiveCell is blank. Try this test to see if this is the case; in either case you should use the DateValue function when evaluating ActiveCell vs C4. This is because the VBA interpretation of a date is much more forgiving than the Excel interpretation. VBA will interpret anything that looks like a date as a date e.g. " 12/21/2013" (with the leading spaces) will be interpreted by Excel as text whilst VBA will recognise it as a date.

Code:
Sub test()
If IsDate(ActiveCell) = False Then
MsgBox (ActiveCell.Address & " is not a Date")
ElseIf IsDate(Range("C4")) = False Then
MsgBox ("Cell C4 is not a Date")
Else
If DateValue(ActiveCell) <= DateValue(Range("C4")) Then [B] [COLOR=red]'use this in your macro[/COLOR][/B]
MsgBox ("OK")
End If
End If
End Sub
 

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I have a new HP Pavilion dm4 laptop which has randomly restarted on me and gives me the BSOD. I have spent my entire Saturday today trying to learn how to debug my PC - I'm a novice as you can tell. I spent over an hour with HP Tech Support and the best they can do was try to convince me to do a full system recovery or pay $59 to have someone smarter try to fix the issue. I was down on my luck and it's now nearing midnight and miraculously I found this great site - a place where people help other people - this is great!

I'm not sure how much info you need here, but attached are the requested files. The crash has occurred exactly 5 times. A couple times it gave me the BSOD before restarting and it also just restarted a few times without the BSOD prompting either to start-up normally or in safe mode. The times of the crashes are:

1/20/2011 12:40:06 AM
1/28/2011 8:59:38 PM
1/28/2011 9:05:03 PM
1/28/2011 9:11:03 PM
1/28/2011 9:39:23 PM

Thanks so much for your help. You have no idea how much I appreciate your help. I'm exhausted from this issue but I'll be jumping out of bed tomorrow to see what you guys find! Thank you! -Mario

System Information
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (OEM)
HP Pavilion dm4 - 1160us (band-new, less than a month)
Intel Core i5-450M @ 2.40GHz
4GB DDR3 SDRAM (2 Dimm)
500GB (7200RPM)

Answer:BSOD! - Brand New HP - HP Tech Support No Good - You Guys Rock, Thanks

Your .dmp file is blaming vsdatant.sys ( Zone Alarm TrueVector Device Driver ) as the cause of your crash. Zone Alarm is notorius for causing BSOD issues in some Windows 7 systems. Uninstall Zone Alarm and replace it with Microsoft Security Essentials, and see if this clears up your problem...


Code:
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck C4, {91, 2, fffff80003057c40, 0}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\vsdatant.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for vsdatant.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for vsdatant.sys
Probably caused by : vsdatant.sys ( vsdatant+12a36 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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These drivers are out of date and need to be updated, or the associated program uninstalled...

Code:
LEqdUsb.Sys Wed Jun 17 12:49:54 2009 (4A391EB2) ... Logitech Setpoint driver ... Logitech Setpoint Driver 6.00.84 - Windows 7 Download
LHidEqd.Sys Wed Jun 17 12:49:56 2009 (4A391EB4) ... Logitech Setpoint driver ... Logitech Setpoint Driver 6.00.84 - Windows 7 Download
LHi... Read more

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My goal is to mod my Dell until it's no longer recognizable as such.

Here's a summary of my question:
Which should I buy first: a CPU fan, or a mobo/PSU combination? In other words, which is more important: keeping my CPU below 55&deg; C or being able to plug the mobo into the front panel USB, power switch?

Here are the details:
I am tweaking the heck out of my Dell Dimension 2350 Intel P4 1.8 GHz 845GL system. My father got it for me two years ago because it was really cheap, and he thought it would be a good place to start and I could upgrade later. The thought was, at least it's an ATX with a P4, and my old Wintel system wasn't upgradeable to a P4 at all. Unfortunately, when I got it and opened it up, I found I couldn't add another HDD because there's no place for it! I was not aware of Dell's lockbox/proprietary policies before I got it. Needless to say, this is really annoying!

So, I've been putting a lot of effort lately into upgrading, modding, and doing all I can to negate the warranty! But I have a predicament right now, and that is, I've put myself in a place where I cannot just stop where I am. But I'm overbudget on my upgrades for this month, but I've ended up with a PC in a sort of a "transitional phase" and I need to know: what's the most important step to take next, if I can only do one thing?

My first step was to replace the graphics card and disable onboard graphics (and I... Read more

Answer:Dude, you're killing your Dell!

Update: This, and other pages led me to think the PSU is proprietary. But my mobo doesn't have that other 6-pin dealio that the older Dells had. It looks like a standard ATX PSU. And if you look at the specs for these knockoffs, you'll see it's 20-pin ATX. Does anyone know for sure? A new PSU would almost cost more than a mobo!
 

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I need some help folks... I ran the first 5 steps of the malware READ THIS RUN FIRSt. THING. I am seriously freaked out with this computer. Everytime I open IE it is fine...then I go to another web page and the popups start. I dunno what to do. Help. :confused

Im not sure what info you need just tell me I will do my best to provide it.
Just remember...Im not computer lingo saavy
 

Answer:Im a noob computer dude! HELP!

Welcome to MajorGeeks.com, please follow our standard cleaning procedures:

Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support


Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.
Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.

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

Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis

Make sure you also rename HijackThis.exe as suggested in the procedures. Use analyse.exe for the new name. This is very important due to some new infections going around..
When you return to make your next post, make sure you attach the following logs and that you have run these scans in the following order too:
CounterSpy Log - only for Windows XP, 2K, & NT users
AVG Antispyware Log - ONLY IF NEEDED you were not able to run CounterSpy. - only for Windows XP, 2K, & NT users
Bitdefender Log - from step 6
Panda Scan Log - from step 6
runkeys.txt - the log from GetRunKey.bat
newfiles.txt - the log from ShowNew.bat
HijackThis Log
NOTE: You can only attach 3 files in a single message so it will require that you use two messages to attach all of these logs!
 

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Hello,

Here is my log....What should I delete? Thank you for your time!!!!!!!!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 4:41:12 PM, on 9/2/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\NavNT\defwatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\rtvscan.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\AccessDirect\dadapp.exe
C:\Program Files\NavNT\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SBCSEL~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exe
C:\Program Files\Visual Networks\Visual IP InSight\SBC\IPClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Visual Networks\Visual IP InSight\SBC\IPMon32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SM1BG.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\browser\ycommon.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\srjhtm.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\... Read more

Answer:Another Dude Needs HiJack Log Analyzed

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Okay, this is kinda wierd. I havn't used floppies in a long time, since before some changes were done to my comp. Anyway, I need to use one now.... the only problem is my computer doesnt seem to recognize an A: drive! It's just not there. I can't open from it, save to it, view its contents, or even see the freakin logo in My Computer.... it's like it doesn't exist. And yes, the physical drive is there, and I am pretty sure no one has opened my computer and disconnected it or something.

Dude, where's my drive?
 

Answer:Dude, where's my Floppy Drive?

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http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?vid=dfc50c324a0695cfe48d7050a1dd9ccb.657909&fr=yvmtf&cache=1

he's back in video. oooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
 

Answer:remember the peter pan dude?

this is relevant how?
 

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http://graphics.tomshardware.com/gra...l#3d_mark_2005

man, the 6800Ultra lost against the X800XT??
seems the only way nvidia is keeping up is with SLI, which is not worth the cost...

scroll down to the second chart, ...ridiculous... the 6800GT killed the 6800Ultra, and all the x800's (except the Pro) beat the 6800Ultra.. man, ultra seems bad at high res and AA/AF

u sure these are correct??

Answer:WOW, dude, check out this benchmark!!

Doesn't look right to me. What till all the nvidia fans get in here.

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Told ya them Dell's we're Junk..lol
AN INQUIRER READER attending a conference in Japan was sat just feet away from a laptop computer that suddenly exploded into flames, in what could have been a deadly accident.
Guilhem, our astonished reader reports: "The damn thing was on fire and produced several explosions for more than five minutes".
(Wouln't it be fun to be stuck against a window seat with a 270 fat guy next to you when one of these blows up at 30,000 ft..)
http://www.pixpond.com/1/3kyvx7.jpg
http://cache.gizmodo.com/gadgets/images/delldude.jpg
http://www.pixpond.com/1/3kyvx779.jpg
 

Answer:Dude, Your getting a Melted DELL

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I'm really hoping someone can help me with this because it's driving me nuts.

I have 2 computers hooked up to a router, to share the internet connection.

Recently one of the computers got a really bad virus, so I formatted the hard drive. I decided to format the other computer's hard drive as well, as long as I was at it. After the formats, both computers has intermittent problems connecting to the web. They'd connect, then lose the connection for a while, then connect, etc. I figured the router was shot, since I was already on my second one and I know those things don't last forever. I went out and got a new router and that one seemed to do the trick- for a while anyhow. Now I'm back to the same problem of both computers occasionally losing their connectivity. If I wait a while it comes back, but 5 minutes can be an eternity where you're trying to do stuff online.

Now that I have a new router and I'm still having problems- I figure it must have something to do with my settings. I've turned OFF windows firewall and the firewall in PC-Cillin, but the problem still persists. Beyond turning off the firewall however, I'm afraid I don't know much about what might be causing my computers to have connectivity problems.

Can anyone out there shed some light on which settings I might change in order to maintain my connection? Possibly something in Windows security center, but there's so much stuff in there that I'm af... Read more

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Logfile

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End of file - 13460 bytes

Answer:Some WoW dude said i should post it on a forum, its HJT

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

We no longer use HijackThis as our initial analysis tool.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

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Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new thread, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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Hi, I have the same/similar problem as dude 1234. Firefox using 100% CPUI didnt want to steal his post so I made my own.I have doing a bit of research on different things for browsers, this amongst them. (Well I dont know that its the browser actually).Every now and then my computer seems to just grind away, fans rev to their limit, windows wont open and the whole system drags for ages then to a total stop.It seems as though it is a memory problem, but having read that post, I wondered if it was my browser? I have a Pentium 4 CPU 3.00 Ghz 1.5GB of RAM. My computer doesnt always play up like that but it has its moments.The easiest way to get past it is to close everything and then restart F/F, this does cure it but is really inconvenient if I have lots of windows open.Can I do anything to cure this phenomenon please?

Answer:Same as dude 1234 CPU Grinding away at 100%?

Well your computer is better than mine and, anyway, I have investigated and determined its not a processor or memory problem. Try using Opera browser and see if you think that eliminated the problem. I'd be interested to know."Browser" is the name of the software you use to download and display web material. Examples of browsers are:- Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Chrome.In case you are not familiar with the term "software", it means a computer program. Computers have hardware (all the electronic bits), and software (all the instructions that are given to the hardware to make it do something useful). My apologies if I have over-simplified this, but it sounded like you needed to know.

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I'm new to using forums. Running Windows XP SP2Working on a friends Dell Dimension 5150. First it would not turn on, did some poking around and looked like the computer had been dropped. The ram had disconnected, fixed that Starting cleaning up the thing (history, viruses, malware all that fun stuff) When I went to reboot it, it seems XP was corrupted. The taskbar had reverted to what windows 2000 task bars looked like. Yet it was below the viewing space. No start button at all up able to drag the task bar to make it larger. Can't open IE. The only I can make the computer function is through Task Manager. Some areas of Concern I have is...When I boot the computer it informs me that the Floppy Drive is not found F1 to continue F2 to try again. After I get past the Floppy seek bios pops up with 3 options...1) Windows NT 6.X2) Windows NT 5.x3)GRUB4DOS (it defaults to this option, when I select 1 or 3 it tries to boot but doesn't.)Also at one point in the booting process I'm prompted with the text {{{{ " Urr! wee..."}}}} <<<<< Just like that. I've never heard of that.Thanks for taking the time to read this post. Any help is greatly appreciated, Brad

Answer:Dude I got a Dell Problem

Do you really need to multi boot on this system (Grub4dos) ?

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In my E-Mail this morning:
Microsoft: Beware this fake Windows BSOD from tech support scammers' malware | ZDNet

Answer:Beware this fake Windows BSOD from tech support scammers' malware

Microsoft has sounded the alarm over a fake installer for its Security Essentials, which attempts to trick victims into contacting bogus help centers.

Tech-support scammers have stepped up their technical game, prompting a "severe" warning from Microsoft over new Windows malware that mimics Microsoft's free Security Essentials antivirus, and then displays a fake blue screen of death, or BSoD, with an error message and a suggestion to call a 1800 number that is not a Microsoft support center.








"Real error messages from Microsoft do not include support contact details," Microsoft said on its Malware Protection Center blog, warning of the new threat. It also never asks for payment for delivering tech support.



Microsoft: Beware this fake Windows BSOD from tech support scammers' malware | ZDNet

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In my E-Mail this morning:
Microsoft: Beware this fake Windows BSOD from tech support scammers' malware | ZDNet

Answer:Beware this fake Windows BSOD from tech support scammers' malware

Microsoft has sounded the alarm over a fake installer for its Security Essentials, which attempts to trick victims into contacting bogus help centers.

Tech-support scammers have stepped up their technical game, prompting a "severe" warning from Microsoft over new Windows malware that mimics Microsoft's free Security Essentials antivirus, and then displays a fake blue screen of death, or BSoD, with an error message and a suggestion to call a 1800 number that is not a Microsoft support center.








"Real error messages from Microsoft do not include support contact details," Microsoft said on its Malware Protection Center blog, warning of the new threat. It also never asks for payment for delivering tech support.



Microsoft: Beware this fake Windows BSOD from tech support scammers' malware | ZDNet

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Hello,

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,
Randy
 

Answer:Laptop Tech needing Tech Manuals

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

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I need technical Support today please help me out !
 

Answer:Solved: Is there any Tech guy out there

we are all volunteers, so it may be difficult to get support in a short timescale

also you have NOT given details of your issue or any supporting data.

We do not provide technical support via any other medium other than through these forums , as replies to your thread.
 

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Hi. i am running windows xp pro sp2. my windows task manager has suddnely gone bonkers. all the tabs+drop down menus are gone. when i press clt+alt+delete all i get is the view which shows the proformence graph. this is how it appears now http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/mahmadazfar/album?.dir=7b32
it has happened to me once before too. dont know wht caused it. any ideas how i could get ma whole task manager back !! ?
 

Answer:Dude.. wheres my Task Manager !

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I was trying to remote from my desktop at home to my work laptop. I changed the workgroup on my laptop to match my workgroup at home. But being that the laptop is a secured login its not accepting my password now, and just tells me "The system could not log you on. Make sure you User name and domain are correct, then type your password again." Ummm so that's special. I don't know any of the other admin account user names or passwords but I am able to see it on my network. I don't know if there's any way for me to fix the problem myself without having to confess my stupidity to the powers that be. If anyone has any helpful advice it would be much appreciated.

Answer:Dude I think I just bricked my work laptop

At the login screen press ctrl+alt+del (you may have to press it twice) and it should present you with the old style login. From there you should be able to choose the domain you are logging into.

If that does not work, you should probably contact your IT dept. and let them fix it.

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Hello,anyone out there can help me to configure my own LAN at my home.Let's me describe.I have a pc connected to Streamyx(my ISP) broadband.Basic 512K,static IP.
I'm using Windows XP.
I'm just bought a notebook and I wanna it connect to the Internet too while I'm online using my PC.Sound crazy,right..
Can you show me step by step as I'm tried there were error 619(invalid username/password).Forget about this error.Now,can you show me how to do with this?
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NOTEBOOK(XP)
PC(XP also)
SWITCH(DLINK)
ADSL ROUTER(Billion supplied by TMnet)
STREAMYX account(BASIC 512k unlimited)
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Please show me step by step..I'm glad if u can solved this problem..
 

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i have recently installed I.E.7 even upgraded it to I.E.7 optimised for yahoo but i dont know whr did my yahoo toolbar went...if that was not enough i reinstalled yahoo toolbar but again i aint spotting it...

my 3rd party browser extention is already check..even then i am unable to use anti-spy n all button of yahoo toolbar..infact the entire toolbar is missing....

does i.e 7 support yahoo toolbar at all?
 

Answer:whrs my yahoo toolbar dude!!

on the same line as where it says file,edit etc, you should be able to right click and see the toolbar you want and activate it
 

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Hey,

I have just downloaded a Guitar Pro 5 program using a torrent and I don't understand the install instructions supplied. There was a read me inside that said:

Install Notes:

1. Burn or Mount with PowerISO

2. Install it.

3. Use key below to register .

User ID: TEAMZWT

Serial: AEAAK-ANR60-AAAAZ

Now I know how to run an install and put in a serial cause that is simple but step one is like foreign language to me. Please help and I will forever be indebted to you.

Answer:Please help a dude out who is kinda computer illiterate

Also I should mention that the file that was downloaded has a odd extention, it is .daa

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Hello, im new in the forum, sorry for my english, im argentinian.. I would change my hdd stock Toshiba MK3261GSY SIZE: Width 69.85 mm (2.75 inch) - Depth 100 mm (3.94 inch) - Height  9.5 mm (0.37 inch) And this is instales with this (Or similarity the pic is a google example)  ------ I should buy something to install my SSD or nothing more? the ssd is smaller, no space left over?For example this: Dimensions: 69.8mm x 100.1mm x 7mm iM FOLLOW THIS TOPICTHANK YOU FOR YOUR ANSWERS





__________________________________________________Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad T420 - Mod. 4236-GL3 || I5, 6gb, 320gb.









Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:[DUDE] Change my HDD stock for SSD T420

Welcome to the forum.
 
Yes you can replace the 9.5mm thick HDD with a 7mm thick SSD. The thinner SSD will fit OK inside the metal cage that now holds the HDD and the rubber rails will hold everything in place inside the ThinkPad. I have done this before without any problems.

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hey im a new guy round here names hayan

if anyone can help me asahp ill be grateful

i got a new system with a intel dg33bu motherboard and an intel core 2 quad processor and 2 seagate sata 500 gb hard disks.

when i try to install xp 64 bit it says no hard disk drives detected on your... does anyone know how i can fix this

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I had wrote a thread amonth ago under the title "Where is my disc space???". The suggestions were all helpful, but they were only about retrieving lost files and such. I've finally settled into the mind set that my treasures are gone, (photos, videos, music, ect ) but I thought that when you do a full system restore that it not only wipes out all the old stuff but also clears up or clears out space. I'm down to about a 150 to 175mb of space which leaves 0% of memory. I don't know where my space went or how to get it back. I have the minimum programs and such. I have nothing to throw out. Do I have to get back all of the old files to go through those and delete what I can? HELP! S.O.S. May day. May Day. Man Down.

Peace, Love and Anime
M.I.B.
 

Answer:Dude Where's My Disk Space part 2

"Memory" is built into the machine and stays the same. It has nothing to do with disk space.

If you are low on disk space, you need to find out what is using it and remove anything unneeded, or get a larger drive.

You can explore the space usage with:
Space Sniffer (Win 7/8 compatible)
TreeSize
Disk Space Fan
 

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Not sure about the name but from time time when i surf to a web page instead i see popup windows one of them is dude calc pro or something then he ask me if i want to keep showing the site or not with a checkbox i think.

And all i can do is to shut down the chrome from Task Manager and re open chrome.

Any ideas how to fix that ?

Answer:Anyone else have this dude calc pro virus in chrome ?

Chocolade,

Please see if you can find dude.exe and run it through VirusTotal:
VirusTotal - Free Online Virus, Malware and URL Scanner


Once at the website, press: Choose File

Navigate to dude.exe, and double click on it so the file name is populated, then click: Scan it!


IMPORTANT! If the file is listed as already analyzed, click on: Reanalyze file now


Once completed, highlight the information in the address bar and provide the link in your reply.

Note: If dude.exe is not a found, and it is dudexxx, or whatever file you think is associated with the issue, then, scan it instead.

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Dude and or others, thanks in advance for your help with this. I've updated my configuration on this site.

I attached an image with most of the errors on the updates.

I'm also getting a flashing dark (not black, just darker than normal) screen on my machine. I can't find anything that may be causing this.

Ok, uploading the image didn't work.

Here's the first update that failed:

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2661254)

Installation date: ‎2/‎11/‎2013 2:02 PM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 80071A90

Update type: Important

Install this update to keep your system up to date by increasing the minimum level of encryption on Windows systems. After you install this item, you may have to restart your system.

Here's the most recent:

Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2739159)

Installation date: ‎2/‎14/‎2013 3:07 PM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 80071A90

Update type: Recommended

Answer:Win Update Errors (attn Dude)

Could you please present the full version of your problem as it reads like a post in the middle of a thread rather than describing a problem from the top.

Also, who is Dude?

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Posted on Sunday, December 23rd, 2007by Jose Nazario The Storm Worm is back, this time it?s got a Christmas theme. Who knew that it would take them so long to do this? Here?s a sample mail: Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2007 21:19:19 -0500From: geneoldham[at]usmint.treas.govTo: ---Subject: Find Some Christmas Tailgot a sec?Winter can be cold. I bet you could use a little something to warm youup. Take 2 min out of your day. You wont regret it. ;-)hxxp://merrychristmasdude.com/That domain, merrychristmasdude.com, has a bunch of nameservers and a lot of IPs associated with it - Fast Flux! An infected host will drop the file:C:\WINDOWS\disnisa.exeAnd store the peerlist in:C:\WINDOWS\disnisa.configA pair of randomly chosen ports - one TCP and one UDP - will be opened.It will lower the firewall and add a registry entry to make sure that firewall permission is permanent.After that, the usual Storm worm mayhem begins.AV detection for this sample is pretty modest at this pointMore Detailed Analysis @ ARBOR NetworksAdditional analysis over @ Digital Intelligence and Strategic Operations Group

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I have been having a lot of trouble with my AVG internet security lately. Seems like almost once a month, I get a download that totally screws up AVG. You get red warning messages, everything shuts off, cats and dogs moo, cows fly, etc. Anyway, you would think a company like AVG would have a better tech help section. I have uninstalled and reinstalled my version of AVG at least 3 times in the last three months. The first time it took their tech support 2 weeks to answer my help question and it had nothing to do with the problem. I finally fixed it myself by reinstalling it. That seems like the only support advice you get from AVG as that is all they have told me to do. I sent them my problem again as it just happened and they their tech site told me that its a weekend and the reply might not be answered till monday. I did the usual uninstall(which by the way their uninstaller does not uninstall, it freezes about half way through and I have tried several times in a row and it freezes no matter how many you do) I had to remove it by using REVO then reinstalled it and it is working properly. I am afraid to update as it might go again, I have had Kaspersky for 10 yrs and have never had a problem except for usage. I have had AVG for a yr and a half and have had 6 problems with it already and I have renewed it about 4 months ago. 4 of the problems I have had since renewing. Never again, I am getting rid of AVG as soon as the renewal is up. I am going to go with another internet sec... Read more

Answer:Solved: AVG tech support?

Hi, Are you using two active security programs by any chance that have real time protection running? I see you also have Kaspersky.....did you mean on a different machine and not on this machine with the AVG issue? I realize it's a very basic question but we run into this quite often so just making sure. More than one antivirus / security suite type program running will usually cause weird issues like slowness and errors.

Why is your post marked "SOLVED"??
 

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this may not be right right topic but it also kind of is so here is the question. In your tech guy email and forums is there a way to look at the threads you've posted in?
 

Answer:Solved: tech guy accounts

Just click on your name and find all posts.
 

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I clicked on a news story ranked highly on Google News from a website called "Sci-Tech-Today.com".

After waiting through an adwall ("20 seconds until your article appears") I did not get my article, but the website looked a little...dodgy.

can anyone confirm that www.sci-tech-today.com and its parent, www.newsfactor.com are OK and not suspicious at all? None of my anti-virus things went off on either, and Firefox usually blocks sites it deems dodgy as well but did not go off on either. There were no reports about either on the McAfee Siteadvisor website, but i'm just a little curious about these two slightly odd looking news sites I haven't heard of before.
 

Answer:Solved: Sci Fi Tech Today?

What makes you think they're suspicious?

They seem perfectly clean to me.

http://www.urlvoid.com/scan/sci-tech-today.com

http://www.urlvoid.com/scan/newsfactor.com
You seem way out on a paranoļa spree with your recent threads. Relax!
 

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Hi, everyone!
I'm Carlotta.
I have deleted (by mistake, and maybe by luck) a program in my Control Panel. It is called Wex Tech Answerworks. What is it?
 

Answer:Solved: Wex Tech Answerworks

Check out http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070130154701AAdE8qB
 

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I support 2 labs where students log on to the domain. All the workstations are XP Pro. How do I copy a printer into "all users" profile so that everybody logging on sees the printer. I don't want to set the printer individually on each profile..
Tnx
 

Answer:Solved: Tech Support

Log on as administrator, or yourself if you have admin rights. Add a printer as Local Printer and uncheck automatically detect, create a new port as Local port, where the port name is \\printserver\printername then just allow the wizard to complete.
 

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Last week I did a format and re-install of my main computer. I am currently using Outlook 2007 Beta.

I did the normal export to a PST file. However when I restored, the only thing that i can see it my Message Headers. I open up an email or reply to an email, the message body is no longer there.

I have also noticed that new email are being downloaded, but again, only the header is being visable. No message body.

Any one else have this problem?
Any way that I can get my old message bodies back?
More importantly, is there any way that i can get my new message bodies to show?

Answer:OUTLOOK 2007 BETA - DUDE! Where's My Emails!

have you tried your pst's on a different pc just to make sure they are no corrupted? You will need to use the original since they arent backwards compatiable...atleast they arent in the older versions

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We have a PC which we use for our SBS 2003 R2 Server. It's an entry level server with 3 PC connected to it.
Specs are Intel Core2Duo E8400, 4Gb DDR II Ram, 2x SATA 160Gb Hard Drive (Software Raid for OS), 2x 1Tb Hard Drive (Raid via Adaptec Adaptec 1220SA), 1x 1TB Hard Drive for nightly back up.

This PC is left on 24/7. However every 6-8 weeks, the data from the 2x 1TB Hard Drives disappears. We will go into MY COMPUTER, we can still see the RAIDed Volume. However when we open up the volume, there is no data on the volume. We have found that if we restart the server, the data is back. During the restart, i notice that the RAID controller card is reporting to me that the volume is OPTIMAL.

This morning, we had this happen for the 3rd time, and it's getting a little annoying with the little mirror heart attack that you get finding that your data has gone walkies.

We are using your Adaptec Utility to monintor the RAID. The RAID is set up as a RAID1 (or Drive Mirror).

Any advice on what could be going wrong and what steps me can take to resolve the issue.

Answer:DUDE! Where's My RAID Data? Adaptec AAR-1220SA

Have you checked device manager when the data on the volume isn't found? It could possibly be the RAID controller itself adn Windows would report that the device is failing when you can't find the files. Also does the card report that the volume is optimal everytime or only when it fails the previous time?

I would say start with a driver reinstall/update first and go from there. I'm assuming your software RAID running 2003 is 100&#37;?

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Just last night I received a message from a friend with the caption 'WTF DUDE?' and a link. Dumbly I opened it and chrome auto downloaded 'Image.scr'. I don't remember exactly whether or not I executed it but shortly after I found that my steam account had messaged everyone in my friends list the same message. I quickly located the file and deleted it, and emptied my bin, cleared all my cookies and history on my browser, etc. I then boot up my PC in safe mode, look for any of the listed .scr infections posted of the steam forums but found none. I can't completely recall anything strange going on either after that. I then restarted and scanned my computer with Malwarebytes, Superantispyware, and Avast. Only Supersantispyware found three threats which were cookies. It took action and still I can't completely seem to know whether or not i'm infected with the virus. Now I am here on this forum without experience in anything related to viruses, so I have no clue what i'm searching for. I'm dying to know, again, whether or not i'm infected. 
 
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Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you. 
 
Windows 8.1 
 
Toshiba Satellite P755D

Answer:Steam 'WTF DUDE?' .scr link - Have I been infected? Symptoms?

G'day Yamatsukami, and Welcome to BC
 
Read HERE...in Full
 
 
How to Watch Your Back so You Can Help Others Watch Theirs
Enable Steam Guard. Never disable it no matter what others say.
Use strong passwords with your Steam account. Never share it with anyone. Change it on a regular basis.
Make sure that the email tied to your Steam account has the two-factor authentication (2FA) feature enabled. Never share your password for it as well.
Familiarize yourself with terms related to Steam, such as SSFN, Steam Guard, and Steam Wallet, so that you know what they are, their purpose, and how they’re used.
Avoid clicking links sent over your way via Steam chat. If you can, take the time to verify them using free online tools at your disposal. Is the link shortened? Do what Joe did and use a site that reveals the true destination of the URL. Not familiar with the domain of the URL you received? Do a bit of research on it, or have a website scanner visit it first. VirusTotal and Sucuri Site Check are just some of the tools you can use for this.
In line with the point above, make sure to read correctly the Steam URL sent to you. The only acceptable ones should be store.steampowered.com and steamcommunity.com. This is very important, especially when you’re expected to log in to your account to do something with the page.
Resist the urge to add and accept every friend or group invite you receive. Having more Steam friends may be merrier, but being picky... Read more

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Hello There,

Greeting to all experts and senior member in this forum.I need any help to solve my issue.Is there any dude who can help me to fix my computer problem? While working the window suddenly restart. Is this is a virus attack? Should I format my computer or there is any other alternative for this?

Thanks In Advance

Answer:Fix My Computer Dude, Window Restart Without Warning

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hey hi. been long time since i've been here.
anyaways , i got little problem on my internet.
when i click explorer it takes so long to load, sumthings goes blank.
my friend (sioni) recommended me to use firefox.
firefox does work. but! now the long loading is also happening to firefox? why? why why?
my friend has a same problem..? i can go 2 my bookmarks but on homepage or email i cant access

do u guys no whats wrong?
pls help.
here HJT log
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 21:29:46, on 07/11/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Apps\ActivBoard\nhksrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\Service\AdskScSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exe
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Answer:Solved: hi tech guys. advice pls

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I ran a second scan of SuperAntiSpyware and was very surprised the Tech Guy uses tracking cookies.

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 03/07/2008 at 08:11 PM

Application Version : 4.0.1154

Core Rules Database Version : 3415
Trace Rules Database Version: 1407

Scan type : Complete Scan
Total Scan Time : 01:28:19

Memory items scanned : 486
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 5015
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 71861
File threats detected : 10

Adware.Tracking Cookie
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\[email protected][3].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Cookies\[email protected][2].txt
 

Answer:Solved: Tech Guy uses tracking cookies?

Byteman explans it at

http://forums.techguy.org/malware-removal-hijackthis-logs/584034-tracking-cookies.html
 

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Can anyone tell me how to create a icon on my desktop to open Tech Support Forum

Answer:[SOLVED] Tech Support Forum

Hello gordon755,

I assume you're talking about a shortcut that will open to Tech Support Forum on your desktop.

Go to your desktop, and right-click. Mouse over 'New', and a menu will pop out. Click Shortcut.
A wizard should pop out, and ask you to type the location of the item. Type in

Code:
http://www.techsupportforum.com
Click Next. Type in the name for it (i.e. Tech Support Forum) and Click Finish.

You should have a shortcut that will open up TSF on your desktop.

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Just purchased it, had a 70gig maxtor laying around so I wanted to use it as extra storage. The directions state plug and play, no driver needed, should work after going into disk management...one problem. The HD that I connected via USB is not listed anywhere!!! I looked up device manager, and it is listed under disk drives, but not disk management (so I may be able to place a drive letter to it....

thank you
 

Answer:Solved: ADS Tech Basic HD Kit (HD Enclosure)

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Anybody know where to go for tech support on vintage turntables? I aquired a b&o turntable that has a tracking/resistance problem and need a sounding board before I start turning screws. Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Tech support for turntable?

You might have a better chance of getting an answer by clicking the "Report" button in your post and asking a moderator to move it to the Miscellaneous Technology forum. Repairing a turntable is not a business application.
 

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One of my users had an issue generating PDF reports via vendor owned web application. The event viewer stated that the issue was with a single particular .dll related to Visual Studios 2008 Redistribute, so being tired of continuously troubleshooting and failing attempt after attempt I had the grand idea that if I could copy the .dll from a known good computer and paste it/register it on the bad one the issue might be resolved. Well even running the command prompt as an Administrator I did not have access to copy it into that folder, so instead of realizing that that wouldn't work, I was determined to find a way to make it work. I couldn't change the security properties of the folder the .dll was in, or the folder that folder was in, or the Windows folder itself, so as embarrassed as I am to admit this, I was so deep into this being the resolution I changed the ownership of the root drive to the Administrator so that I could finally be able to re-write the bad .dll. Well obviously that didn't work, but what it did accomplish is now the user cannot download ANYTHING from the internet whatsoever. I tried to run a System Restore to a date prior to me changing the ownership of the root drive from TrustedInstaller to Administrator, but that accomplished nothing so I undid the restore. Is there anyone out there that can help me undo my idiotic mistake so that the machine will be able to download files once again? Anyone...

Windows 7 Professional SP1
HP Compaq 8200 Elite ... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] I just did the stupidest thing ever as a tech

Hi, well you may need to reinstall the OS, what you have done is not convention, and unless you are certain copying dll's can be problematic, if non MS best to uninstall and reinstall the program. You could try the subincal Util to reset ownership, OR with luck this will work:-

Go to start, search and type cmd right click on the returned cmd.exe and select "run as administrator" type:-

net localgroup Administrators /add networkservice
press enter then type:
net localgroup Administrators /add localservice
press enter then type:
exit
press enter and restart your computer

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Sit back and relax. This is a long one.

I've had a problem with typing letters in Internet Explorer and in the "run" box in the start menu. I went to a Microsoft page, and found the exact problem and they had a solution. So I try it, but no luck. The resolution tells me to restart my computer, hold F8 while its booting up to go to the "start up" menu or something like that, and choose "command prompt only." So I do, and there is a cursor where I have to type. I wrote down what the site told me to type. What I have to do is delete certain directories, such as the "cookies" and "history" directory of my Internet Explorer components. However, when I type and try to access the directory, it says it does not exist! Obviously they do exist, but I can't seem to get to it in the Start Up menu in pre-booting, and so I cannot delete the directories! HELP!
 

Answer:{SOLVED}Tech support mistake

Try these lines at the prompt....

deltree c:\windows\cookies\

deltree c:\windows\history\

Reboot to Windows, and those folders should be clean and lean.

 

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I think I did not get an email notice of a reply to a post. Maybe I missed it but just checking. Has that feature been taken away? How can I check to see whether I have been taken off auto reminder? I can't find it in "account" etc. thanks, Frank
 

Answer:Solved: tech guy notice of replies

I believe you find it under Subscribed Threads. I believe there's also an option to automatically subscribe to threads when you post to them, but I can't remember off my head where it is. If you want to subscribe to a thread without posting to it (or if you have automatic subscription turned off) then you can subscribe to a thread using the Thread Tools menu.
 

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does anyone know whether it is possible to send a fax directly from the computer with xp pro?

Answer:[SOLVED] not really a tech prob, but a question about xp pro

I've dealt with this. The problem is the phone connection. The Operating System can do anything, it's getting the data on the phone line in order to send it to the recipient.Is your computer connected to a phone line? If not, there are online, internet to phone/FAX services available.

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Hi all

im have an annoying problem with the TSG site , every time i enter a new forum or refresh the page on this site i have to re-enter my login details, even though ive checked the box 'remember me' in the login section , oh btw im using firefox just so u know
 

Answer:Solved: Tech Support Guy Login

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14 pages of reading....but some may find it quite interesting
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...FamilyID=7a827fbd-c2a1-48bc-9e85-6b805d3e7e26
 

Answer:A good article by some Microsoft dude on Rogue malware

thanks for the post
 

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Until about an hour ago, I had used a DLink DI524 router. It stopped working. I called DLink tech support & spoke with some female who was difficult to understand. We tried basic troubleshooting steps, which failed. I was given a "case id". I asked to speak with a 2nd level tech. "Mike" tried a hard re-set, as well as the steps the female had tried, because there was no documentation. I asked for rma information. He told me to go to rma.dlink.com, & to enter my phone # & case ID. I asked if I needed additional information. The call was disconnected [ not by me ]. I went to rma.dlink.com & entered my phone # & case id. I was informed that the case id was not in Dlink's records. I called Dlink & spoke with a supervisor. He said the case did not / does not exist. He was glad to help me troubleshoot the system. I had been on the phone for > an hour.

Can you recommend a vendor that has tech support provided by people who speak slowly and with a North American accent? I called Linksys & Trendware. Their tech support is provided by people with accents whose diction is difficult for me to understand.

I don't like Netgear because: 1. you have to register, on line, before calling tech support. If you can't get online, how can you register? 2. their support was for only 90 days, last time I checked.

Sincerely,
RF123
 

Answer:Solved: wireless network tech support

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I've gotten the Tech Preview from MS and want to play with it on my W8.1 machine without messing anything up. I do NOT want to dual boot. Being that I have a spare HDD what would be the safest way to install W10 to it. Physically detatch my W8.1 drive and attach the spare drive to install W10..........or, attach the spare drive without detaching my W8.1 drive and choose which to boot from through bios at startup?
 

Answer:Solved: Need advice installing W10 Tech Preview

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Hey TSG,

I've used this site for years now, and I've always enjoyed that when I type replies/posts, the text such as [i/] doesn't appear. The changes just happen.

The other day I switched from Mozilla Firefox to Google Chrome as my default web browser, and now text like that is beginning to appear.

Since the time of both the events is way too close to be coincidental, I'm wondering if anyone has any idea how to change Google Chrome's settings so this doesn't appear or if anyone has any additional information about this.

Thanks in advanced guys,
Cody (TheShooter93)
 

Answer:Solved: Tech Support Guy Change or Mine?

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I have several issues I am hoping someone, or several someone's, can help me with so I can start customizing and using my new laptop. I realize some of the problems are probably pretty easy to fix but my experience thus far has been limited, as until now I have been using a 10 year old Dell desktop with an expired copy of XP pro for which I do not have the key. So I am unable to do all but the most basic updates. I have been able to deck it out with security software, firefox ... ... and all the tweaks that have kept it running faster than most 2 year old desktops , I mean people are amazed! But with Vista 64bit Home Premium on a new Dell 1640 Studio XPS I think I would rather have some people who know what they are talking about help me out. don"t get me started on Dell Support!

The following is a list of error messages, feel free to pick one if so inclined, or all if you are a trooper!

1) file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/Dell%20Support%20Center/sscommon/common/inc/ss_shellinclude.js
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
2) application failed to initialize:Ox800106ba
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
3)
Problem signature
Problem Event Name: WindowsWcpOtherFailure3
OsVersion: 6.0.6002
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Answer:Solved: HELP, or how I learned not to trust Dell tech's

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