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Question: bringing windows back to life

These are my results for this thread:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=115236

But since entirely new problems have arisen I thought I should make an entirely new thread.

I just re-installed Windows XP. To my surprise, all of my old documents and files seem to be in place. This is great! Looks like Windows tucked all of my files away after all.

The only big problem so far is that when I start the computer, it keeps looking for a floppy drive and makes me press f1. How do I get that to go away?

The screen says:

"Dell System Dimension 4700 Series
BIOS version A06
www.dell.com

Floppy diskette seek failure
Strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility"

In the setup menu I tried switching the boot order so my non-existant floppy drive boots last, but it still insists that it wants to boot from a floppy before Windows starts. I tried the "restore options to defaults" option, too, and this message still pops up.

Any suggestions?

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Preferred Solution: bringing windows back to life

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: bringing windows back to life

This may be due to your Antivirus software. Check that you disable the option to scan a floppy diskette at startup and at shutdown.

And I wish you would have posted in your original thread that you did in fact manage to do a repair reinstall of XP. You left that thread suggesting that it could not be done.

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Hi. Another post about another drive!

I have a disk that once worked and now id dead. The system bios doesn't even see it. Is there a way to bringing it back to life, any shock treatment?

Thanks.

Answer:bringing a disk back to life

the freezer trick mabey

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when connecting my External HDD it to a pc, it is shown as "local disk" with no other info like free space etc. visible.
while the external HDD is connected, i cannot open disk management or diskpart. they open as soon as i disconnect the HDD. i also tried opening it on Ubuntu but cannot mount the drive.
i tried to do "chkdsk /f /r" but it gets stuck in the start with nothing happening in the cmd screen.

plz help
 

Answer:need help bringing my external HDD back to life

If the HDD is a Seagate visit the website to download test software to diagnose the hdd for issues. you have to enter the details.
http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/support/by-product/desktop-external/

If the HDD is another maker, visit their site instead.
 

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OK so it getting closer to being Christmas I decided to help my mum clean up her computer. little did i realise how hard this would be. Thanks in advance. im not worried about losing any programs.. She plays Solitare. and checks COuntryweekly .com lol so it fine. and i dont have an Ipod. so how the service got there i wouldnt know. and i installed WoW on it and am taking it off right now.
EDIT: Sonofagun... i have to leave and wont be back untill tomarrow
 

Answer:Bringing It Back to Life (HJT Log Inside)

You may want to print out these instructions for reference, since you will have to restart your computer during the fix.

Please download FixWareout from one of these sites:
http://downloads.subratam.org/Fixwareout.exe
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/lonny/Fixwareout.exe

Save it to your desktop and run it. Click Next, then Install, make sure "Run fixit" is checked and click Finish.
The fix will begin; follow the prompts.
You will be asked to reboot your computer; please do so.
Your system may take longer than usual to load; this is normal.
Once the desktop loads post the text that will open (report.txt) and a new Hijackthis log in the forum please.
 

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Okay so long story short. My desktop crashed and i got the blue screen of death. Got a new hardrive and blue screen went away. Reloaded xp install disc and I thought everything was good. However thats the only disc I used. I have a few questions. First I used a ethernet cable to hook up my router and computer but my computer wouldnt recongize it, but green lights were on? Also other laptops are connected wirelessly and works fine. Do i need to install another disc or program to use the internet?
 

Answer:Bringing my computer back to life...help?

takethesafetyoff said:


Okay so long story short. My desktop crashed and i got the blue screen of death. Got a new hardrive and blue screen went away. Reloaded xp install disc and I thought everything was good. However thats the only disc I used. I have a few questions. First I used a ethernet cable to hook up my router and computer but my computer wouldnt recongize it, but green lights were on? Also other laptops are connected wirelessly and works fine. Do i need to install another disc or program to use the internet?Click to expand...
Your new installation probably lacks the driver the ethernet connection needs to talk to the router. The light are on because there's power to the connection.. Look in Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager to see what has a yellow mark beside it - you may find ethernet or Network Adapters isn't the only one.

Post back with make and model of the computer and someone will be able to point you to the right driver. You can download the ethernet driver on to your laptop and transfer it but once you're connected to the Net, Windows Update will help you find any others you lack.
 

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Hey guys!

I'm new to the forum, and customizing computers as well! As the title reads, I recently inherited a machine in which I would like to bring up to potential gaming speed. I'm not the wealthiest guy out there, so I wanted to start small, adding things here and there, but I don't know exactly where to begin :S This thing is pretty old, so I am pretty sure I'll redo everything over time, but as aforementioned, I'd like some advice on where to begin. Here are the specs copied directly from AIDA64

Field Value
Computer
Computer Type ACPI Uniprocessor PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180 (IE 6.0 SP2)
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name SUBARU (Icy)
User Name Rapture
Logon Domain [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Date / Time 2011-08-17 / 01:43

Motherboard
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2000 MHz (20 x 100)
Motherboard Name Dell Dimension 4550
Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale i845PE
System Memory [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DIMM1: Aeneon AED660UD00-500C98Y 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.5-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz) (2.0-2-2-6 @ 133 MHz)
DIMM2: PNY Electronics [ TRIAL VERSION ]
BIOS Type Phoenix (11/12/02)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display
Video Adapter RADEON X800GT Secondary (256 MB)
Video Adapter RADEON X800GT (256 MB)
3D Accelerator ATI Radeon X800 GT (R420)
Monitor Dell E772p [17" CRT] (4P12133QB5Y4)... Read more

Answer:Bringing an old inherited machine back to life.

It's an OEM PC, and yes an older model at that. Don't know that it will qualify for "gaming" speed any longer.

Appears to be this model: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4550/

Upgrade the RAM. Any OS XP and newer will benefit from 2GB of RAM.

The video will be your major limitation. The MB only appears to have AGP support and AGP cards are outdated and getting hard to find. And the decent cards that are available are way overpriced.

With video and RAM, it would be a decent "work" machine (ie: office apps, surfing) and would play most older games.

If you really want a gaming machine (even on a budget), I'd suggest starting fresh. The performance difference would be night and day.
 

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Recently my WD 120gig drive died. It began clicking and then refused to boot. Lucky for me, I had just finished cloning the drive to a backup and had just reformatted it and did a clean install of Windows XP pro, no more than 2 days earlier.

After the clicking began, I left the PC alone for a few days and tried it again. It booted up. Stupid me, I thought the issue was just a fluke and continued to use it.

I kinda really don't care about the drive, though having to buy another one is not fun, but I downloaded some music onto that drive and would like to get them back.

Any ideas folks?
 

Answer:Any suggestions on bringing a dead drive back to life?

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2 mechanical keyboards. Colourful keys added today. Da daaa.

Answer:Bringing a bit of colour into my life.

No idea why it posted twice.

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Hello, 
I have purchased two older Dell Opti's in hopes of bringing them alive to be a somewhat good gamming PC for my young boy. The one I currently have a question about is the 760 DT. Not the Mini-Tower. The small form factor. 

My question here is what PSU will fit into this small frame? It is currently using a very low watt PSU. It is a 255W PSU. What PSU's can I upgrade this with? I am not able to find anything. Might be looking in the wrong place. I am also wanting to upgrade the Video card, but don't want to worry about that until I get my power issue resolved. 

Thank you for your time. 
If you know of some, could you please provide some links so that I can purchase them? Thank you.l

Answer:Bringing life to Opti 760 DT

Dimond 3,You  can click the link below for power supplies for your computer.http://dell.to/2gaCNqZ

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I have an old Evesham computer which was purchased in 2000. It has an ?A? slot mother board, excellent graffics and sound cards, 384 Mb RAM. The only thing it lacks is a hard drive.I also have a Sumo 320 Gb External Hard Disk 3.5?/USB 2.0Will I be able to get my old computer up and running using this external hard drive?I only ask because I hate to throw anything out and my old Evesham tower is currently acting as ballast for my computer desk.Would welcome your comments ? positive or negative.Barmoor

Answer:Bringing to life old computer

Hell, I throw nothing out, Barmoor. It's unlikely that the BIOS will support booting from a USB drive, you could look for a BIOS update, but it would probably be better to get a new hard drive for it. click here

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2 mechanical keyboards. Colourful keys added today. Da daaa.

Answer:Bringing a bit of colour into my life.

Psychedelic overkill, lol!!

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Okay, so i'm starting to give up because I can't bring back windows microsoft office starter after having a problem with it because it can't print and now i uninstalled it plus the microsoft office 2010. What do I do to bring back both microsoft office starter and office 2010 which is pre-installed already in a microsoft windows 7 starter laptop right? Please help me how to bring it back and I don't want to have it factory defaults because first, I don't have a hard drive to back it up and second, I don't want to install my programs again and the customizations I have made. So please help mee, thanks!

Answer:Bringing back windows microsoft office starter

Please check your other thread.

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Microsoft will soon do an about-face and bring back the classic "Start menu" to Windows 8. The catch is, the Start Menu is not coming with Microsoft's next update to Windows 8, which will be available April 8.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/start-menu-back-in-windows-8-2014-4#ixzz2xpyX7JUJ
 

Answer:Microsoft Is Bringing Back The Start Menu To Windows 8

Different rumors and articles are floating around about bringing back the Start menu in Windows 8.

This is from an article I just read:

The Start menu is expected to be here in the coming months via an update for Windows 8.1, but the company might very well wait until the launch of Windows 9 to reintroduce it.

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Hi guys

I shall explain what I mean in the title of this post. While making a Windows 10 boot USB I made an error and selected my external USB disk instead of a USB stick. After Media Tool was done with creating the boot USB, the system shows the USB disk as bootable one, which was expected, but also showing it's max capacity at 30GB instead of original 500GB.

Two questions:
1) Is there anyway to revert and/or get back the data from the disk from before making it a bootable USB
2) If the above is not possible, how to format it to it's original form. Currently when going to format tool it only shows me an options to formt as 30GB drive

Thanks in advance for help

Answer:Bringing the USB used for Windows 10 boot back to it's normal state

I believe that the MCT (media creation tool) formatted the disk as FAT32. It's possible to make a FAT32 drive larger than 32GB, but apparently the MCT went for the oldest, most compatible form.

If you lost data on the external HD, you may be able to recover some of it. I've never used it, but people seem to like the free version of Recuva:

https://www.piriform.com/recuva

If you wish to format the external drive and recover its capacity, format it as NTFS.

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Hi guys

I shall explain what I mean in the title of this post. While making a Windows 10 boot USB I made an error and selected my external USB disk instead of a USB stick. After Media Tool was done with creating the boot USB, the system shows the USB disk as bootable one, which was expected, but also showing it's max capacity at 30GB instead of original 500GB.

Two questions:
1) Is there anyway to revert and/or get back the data from the disk from before making it a bootable USB
2) If the above is not possible, how to format it to it's original form. Currently when going to format tool it only shows me an options to formt as 30GB drive

Thanks in advance for help

Answer:Bringing the USB used for Windows 10 boot back to it's normal state

I believe that the MCT (media creation tool) formatted the disk as FAT32. It's possible to make a FAT32 drive larger than 32GB, but apparently the MCT went for the oldest, most compatible form.

If you lost data on the external HD, you may be able to recover some of it. I've never used it, but people seem to like the free version of Recuva:

https://www.piriform.com/recuva

If you wish to format the external drive and recover its capacity, format it as NTFS.

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Does anyone know how to bring back this window ? I accidently checked the box that says " Don't show this message again ".

Answer:Need Help bringing back the restart prompt back from msconfig

Hello VistaKing.

Welcome to the forums!

One thing you could try, if you have good restore points saved.
Just use a point before the change.

System Restore - How to

Keep us informed.


Later Ted

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Greetings. I've been looking for a way to create a search form that works as similarly to Filter by Form as possible with as little effort as possible. My database has 37 fields in its master table. All of these fields are represented on a form for adding new records, and any one or combination thereof may be required as criteria. When I searched here, I found a message similar to what I want to do on the Access forums at this site, but they were from 2008. I'm told by folks that responding/replying to such old posts is frowned on at best. So I have copied the code that was included in these old posts in this post. I haven't tried it yet because I have a question regarding fields where people need to be able to select multiple values instead of just typing in one value in order to search.

First the code from the old posts (Name attached to the first, the second one just said "Guest"):

From a post by "Steve":

Well, YOU CAN in fact do what you wanted. I have come up with
something akin to the Filter By Form feature of Access that requires
far less pain than that awful Microsoft example qbf2k.mdb, and as an
alternative to Allen's excellent search form:

1. Open the form you want the filter on (e.g. frmCustomers)
2. Create a button called cmdFind, set to OpenForm frmCustomersSearch
(to be created)
3. Create another button called cmdApplyFilter, set to Enabled.....No
(optional)
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I had been running this win2k pro since like 7 months, By now here are crappy loads of software, all cannot be removed from add-remove software provied in the control pannel

I want to remove everthing in this computer...everything...without a trace...without formatting and re-installing OS.

Is that possible?

any suggestions plz !!

Answer:system bringing back to new!!!!!

There is probably third party software availble from downloads.com

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Hi Folks,
Do anyone of you know how to sideload apk to W10M (build 10586 or up) or if it is possible to create a tool similar to Project Islandwood to convert apk or there code to an appx?
Suggestions please

Answer:Bringing Project Astoria back

The only real suggestion I have is to give up. It's gone and it's much easier just to get a secondary Android phone that is guaranteed to run most, if not all relevant apps close-to-perfectly.

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Back in December of 2011, I got a virus on my Asus EEE machine.  I was still able to start the machine, access saved documents, etc., but when I tried to get on the internet, the machine would turn itself off.  I've let it sit since then, but a recent great experience here on Bleeping Computer lead me to tried to revive the computer a few days ago. 
 
I ran Malwarebytes, JRT and Rougekiller on the machine, with some success.  I also tried unsuccessfully to use a system restore date of 12/27/11, right before I got the virus.  After all those interventions, the computer stopped turning itself off after I clicked the IE icon, and I was able to get to a blank IE screen, but not to my homepage. 
 
I then visited this page using a different computer-- http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/ -- and attempted to do the preliminary steps before asking for help.  I was unable to enable to firewall on the ASUS as I could not connect with Windows FIrewall/Internet Connect Sharing.  I have no FRST log to post as I was also unable to download FRST 32 to a thumb drive since my other computer is a 64 bit computer.  Sorry.  When I try to troubleshoot my lack of internet access, the diagnostics say that I have no IP address. (I do have the old address written down.)  I also get a message that says, "The ASUS EEE ACPI ... Read more

Answer:Bringing my Asus EEE back from the dead

try booting from a repair cdhttps://www.technibble.com/large-list-of-useful-computer-repair-cds/hirens boot cd is a good one but make sure you get 15.2 as it is the only legal one without any illegal software on ithttp://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd

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So I went and upgraded to Firefox 4... and immediately wanted to change back to the old familiar theme. I was actually using the FF2 theme for FF3, but unfortunately that's not compatible with Firefox 4. So I had to settle for another theme add-on called Firefox 3 Theme for Firefox 4 (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/fir...e-for-firefox/). Not FF2, but oh well. After installing that add-on I played around with Firefox's own toolbar customizer and you can see the result in the first attached image. I especially wanted to separate the refresh and stop buttons, so as you can see I'm happy with what I got.

Next, I downloaded Menu Editor (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/fir...n/menu-editor/) to reverse the positions of the "Open Link in New Window" and "Open Link in New Tab" buttons in the right-click context menu. Over the years I've always moved the cursor to the 2nd button in that menu to open in a new tab, so I got a rude surprise when the link opened in a new window instead. Actually, most of the time I just click the middle mouse button (scroll wheel) but I still right-click when I'm stuck with a trackpad.

Lastly, I installed an add-on called Status-4-Evar (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/fir...status-4-evar/) to bring back the status bar at the bottom. Basically what you do is enable the add-on bar, and the Status-4-Evar add-on will add the elements of the old status bar (including progress bar, download status, etc) onto that bar. Works like a c... Read more

Answer:Bringing back the old Firefox theme (somewhat)

Thanks for that but I like the new layout, it looks nice, the major drawback is that there is only one button - firefox and you need to press that every time you want to do something, but after a few times your hand automatically clicks on it like a reflex action so it's cool :)

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Hey people! I like the forum, it's been an asset to me since I found it. I need a bit of help fixing my uncles computer. It's a PCV-RX670 Sony Viao Digital Studio PC with factory components. It's running Windows XP SP3. My uncle wants to use it just browse the web and play videos via external hard drive and streaming services. It functions in this capacity to an extent. Being as old as it is, and poorly maintained it has accrued plenty of useless data. The hard drive only has a 15gb capacity, and only has 848 MB of space left. According to the disk cleanup tool I can clear 1.8 gigs of junk files, but every time I set it to do this it won't complete the action. What can I do to clear the space manually? Also does anyone know of any light freeware I can give my uncle to help keep it maintained?

Thanks for the Help!

Answer:Help bringing an old computer back from the near dead

Simply teach him to use the built in tools supplied with the OS.
You find these under Accessories and system tools.

chkdsk /f
disk cleanup with everything checked
defrag

This is all he needs.

Manual cleanup: fine all temp folder and delete their contents holding down the shift key. This will delete them and not put them in the recycle bin.
Uninstall unused applications and then go and delete their folders
Run disk cleanup
Run defrag.

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Is there a way to bring back deleted files on a computer??
Files that were deleted then deleted from the recylcing bin.
 

Answer:Bringing back deleted files

If you have a Mac, maybe not. But you can search for Macintosh recovery utilities.
 

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When I try to view hidden files via Folder Options they still stay hidden. I log in as administrator and I can view my hidden files with cmd and change their attributes but I just wanna view them changing from the options menu. Any help?
 

Answer:Bringing back hidden files

MarkTrent said:





Welcome to MajorGeeks

Did you remember to click on 'apply' and then 'ok' all the way out after checking the correct box?Click to expand...

Yep, I'm no noob
 

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Hello. To make this short, I just have two basic questions, for now...

1. How far can someone go in formatting a drive on their computer?

2. Let's say you bought a computer and it came with it all the necessary cds, which I think is the case with most computer purchases. Could you go as far as you can with formatting all the drives (C: drive, E: recovery drive, etc.) on the computer, and bring it back to normal with those cds (cds containing windows, dell software, etc.) of course disregarding other downloaded files like word docs, videos + music etc.?

Thanks

Answer:Bringing Things back to Normal

Originally Posted by Wandering Flame


Hello. To make this short, I just have two basic questions, for now...

1. How far can someone go in formatting a drive on their computer?

2. Let's say you bought a computer and it came with it all the necessary cds, which I think is the case with most computer purchases. Could you go as far as you can with formatting all the drives (C: drive, E: recovery drive, etc.) on the computer, and bring it back to normal with those cds (cds containing windows, dell software, etc.) of course disregarding other downloaded files like word docs, videos + music etc.?

Thanks



You can completely delete partitions/add partitions and format your drive. I'm not sure what you mean by "how far". I guess the answer is "all the way."

When reinstalling the operating system, you can specify to format the hard drive. If you have any data you cannot afford to lose, you will need to back up your data first.

Installing and reinstalling Windows - Windows Vista Help

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The Big Black Beast is an abandoned gaming computer.

The case is by Polywell.

The psu is a 1KW TurboCool

The mobo is a questionable M2N32SLI.

The graphics card is a GeForce7950Gx2.

I just installed one stick of memory and connected a monitor.

No HDD, no floppies or CDs. No keyboard or mouse.

When I power up, the CPU fan comes on momentarily. The three other fans do not. There is no display.

After a short period of time (maybe 2-3 seconds) the cpu fan dies.

Immediate pressing of the power switch brings the cpu fan back on momentarily.

Do I need to connect a HDD to go farther or does it appear I have a dead mobo.

 

Answer:Bringing Back the Big Black Beast

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Windows 8 Blue fixes are on the way - May. 7, 2013
Apparently the 'Blue' update will bring the start button back?
I dont own Windows 8, but how do you guys feel about this?

Answer:Will 'Blue' be bringing the start button back?

Personally I don't miss the start button but some do:Windows chief hints at Start button return in Windows 8.1, says it 'might be helpful' for some | The Verge
I've got no problem if the rumored return of the Start button is true but I'm more interested in what else MSFT has planned for Blue. I think there's gonna be some pretty cool stuff added.

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Some of you liked the way firefox looked back in Windows XP, well it still possible in 7 and Vista, it's very easy just follow the following steps:
1. Open "Mozilla Firefox" location, generally:
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox

and

C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox (For 64 bits)
2. Find firefox.exe and right click on it and go to properties

3. Go to compatibility and check "Run this program in compatibility for"

and select either "Windows XP Service Pack 2" or "Windows XP Service Pack 3"

4. There you go, run firefox and you'll see the old looking backward button, the yellow "home" icon, and everything else. The only con is that it's going to prompt you for permission.
5. If you want to turn back and have the Vista's/7's Style just go back to compatibility and uncheck the box that says for running compatibility for
you just need to open the firefox folder and look for "Firefox.exe" without the commas; right click on it and select properties.

Answer:Bringing Back the WinXP version of Firefox

Nice idea!

Or you could use a theme like: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7119

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Can someone look at this?IF(G14<>"",DAYS360(G14,E14),"")G14 is the assigned date while E14 is the date it was created so if it was created on 5/23/13 and assigned to someone on 5/24/13, why does that formula show -1 as the age? Anyone have any suggestions? I added '+1' to the end of the fomula and it answered -2. Then I added '-1' and it came back with a blank because I turned off the zeros. I am open to ideas, here!

Answer:Days360 is bringing back negative numbers

If the date created will always be before the assigned date, all you need to do is switch the two date fields around in your formula to look like this:=IF(G14<>"",DAYS360(E14,G14),"")Law of Logical Argument: Anything is possible if you don't know what you're talking about.

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Hi, Sometimes my T60's sound does not work after bringing back from hibernated state. I will have to reboote laptop to fix the problem. Driver Provide  - AnalogDevicesDriver Date      - 01/31/2006Driver Version  - 5.10.1.4310Digital Signer   - Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher Anyone got any soultion? Thanks,Simon Mandy

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I absolutely detest the 16x9 screens used on today's laptops since they give such little vertical screen space.  I simply can't be productive when I have to constantly scroll up and down when reading or writing text.  I don't read horizontally. I read vertically and I need all the vertical screen resolution that I can get. A decade ago we were able to get 1600x1200 resolution screens. Today, we are stuck with horrible 1600x900 screens. We have lost 300 vertical pixels, which is a fourth of our vertical work space. Every laptop I have bought since 1999 except one has been a Thinkpad, but I am seriously considering buying a MacBook Pro simply because they are offered with a 16x10 screen resolution. I have checked the claims that it is cheaper to manufacture 16x10 rather than 16x9, but I could find no evidence that this is true. Even if a taller screen is more expensive, I would willingly pay more for a taller screen. It seems that the LCD manufacturers have colluded to eliminate taller screens, but Apple has proven that it is possible to offer 16x10 sreens. So why can't Lenovo do the same? As the largest computer manufacturer in the world, Lenovo can surely pressure the LCD industry to produce 16x10 and 3x4 screens.

Answer:Any hope for bringing back the 3x4 or 16x10 screens on Thinkpads?

4:3 and 16:10 is not coming back to Lenovo laptops, which is unfortunate, but a trend in the Wintel PC industry, where profit margin means everything. Regarding Apple, well lets say they are profitable in many sector, and can provide things that others couldnt/wouldn't/unwilling. This debate is not going to get the old screen formats back.

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I know reg keys don't work, but is there any DLLs? Programs? Not a fan of W10 UI.

Answer:Bringing back legacy clock/wifi menu on W10 Anniversary

Not sure which dialogue you're referring to.. something in the control panel perhaps? (e.g. Windows key + X, click control panel).

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Does returning my R60 to factory state using the Rescue and Recovery console (I have the discs as well),  not only reinstall my O/S, but also reformat the harddrive?  With my desktop computer, it is necessary to delete all files off my  hard drive before reinstalling windows to ensure that hidden viruses are removed.  I had, in the past just restalled windows without deleting the files/reformatting just to have the problems to quickly return. 

Answer:Does bringing laptop back to factory state reformat the harddrive?

Hi,
 
then install the computer from CD/DVD.
 
This procedure will wipe the whole hdd to a clean medium.

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I know reg keys don't work, but is there any DLLs? Programs? Not a fan of W10 UI.

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I accidently ticked "don't show this again" when the "are you sure you want to uninstal this program" warning came up in control panel, but I actually like it incase I click the wrong one. What's the easiest way to bring the warning back? Thanks

Answer:Bringing back "are you sure you want to uninstal this program" warning

The link below should help

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

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Question: back to life

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=59421

referring back to my previous post above from a couple of weeks ago. the cpu was the culprit. installed a new AMD XP3000+ and off it went. well, sort of. hdd had to be formatted and windows re-installed. took me a while to get back where i was. also installed a new 500w supply for good measure. thanks for the replies. thought you'd like to know how it turned out.
 

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I just acquired a used Compaq Armada 7800 laptop, Pentium II 300Mhz, running WinXP Professional.

On and off during the day I checked various things, to more or less familiarize myself with what I had bought, etc. Everything seemed fine, including the battery.

Later in the day, with the unit plugged into the AC, I was installing some software, and during the installation the computer suddenly went "dead". I pressed every button I could find, including the power switch. I disconnected/reconnected the power cord, and removed/reinstalled the battery, but nothing produced any signs of life. No screen; no indicator lights; no sound; no nothin'.

I didn't know what else to do, so I just let it sit. About 15 minutes later I tried again, and voila! It came to life. I used it for about 40 minutes, installed the software as I previously tried to do, and everything worked fine. I then merely closed the cover and let it "sleep" for the night. The folowing morning I opened the lid and the computer came alive, as if nothing was wrong.

I suspect this wasn't just a one-time event, and expect it will happen again unless I 'fix' something. Can someone please tell me what might be wrong, what I should look for or do, to prevent this from happening again. Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.
 

Answer:Why did my laptop die and then come back to life?

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Not sure where to put this one, but I figure it's a hardware problem so I'll post it here.

First a little back story.

Built a computer ~ 4ish years ago, was working fine, then last year, it died. Literally, dead. Pressed power, got lights, got fans, no beeps, then it shut off. That system was running the following;

CPU: 6400+ Athlon 64 AM2 X2 Dual-Core 2048KB Cache FSB 2000MHz HT
MoBo: ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe (nForce 570 SLI, 2xPCIEx, 8-Channel Audio, LAN, 6xSATA2, 4xDDR2, 1394)
Memory: 4GB (2GBx2) PC6400 DDR2 800Mhz Memory
Video Card: 512 MB nVidia GeForce 8500GT GDDR2 PCI Express DVI/TvOut
Hard Drive: 500GB 7200RPM, 16MB Cache Serial ATA300
PSU: 460W Cooler Master eXtreme Power RS-460-PMS R-A3
OS: Windows XP Home

We determined that the most likely culprit was the motherboard, removed the RAM, no beeping from the MoBo further cemented that belief. So a few days ago, I received some new parts in the mail, upgraded the system, and things were working fine... until today. System died again today, with some slight differences. Before I go into that, the new upgraded system is running the following;

CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 80W
MoBo: GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Memory: 4GB (2GBx2) PC6400 DDR2 800Mhz Memory
Video Card: Still have the same video card from the other CPU, however, the onboard video from the MoBo is sufficient for now, so it is not plu... Read more

Answer:Dead PC comes back to life... sometimes.

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Question: T61p back to life

I just wanted to share my experience with my dead T61p. After almost 6 years it suffered the Nvidia failure. It had been trouble free up until that point and I didn't want to give up on it especially since I had a T9300. After researching I PM 'd TuuS who found a replacement board. He was great to deal with and I'm now back up and running. So, for anyone else researching this problem the first thing you should do is speak with TuuS. Thanks TuuS!!! I guess things happen for a reason because as a result of this I found a pretty much never used W520 for a great price. I now have 2 good ThinkPads that should, hopefully, last me for some time.

Answer:T61p back to life

Can I ask a question here, was the NVidia GPU problem on both the 140 and the 570 variant? thanks in advance for an answer.





Cheers Paul :-)T61,T9300,4GB,SSD,DVDRW,3G,Sata2,14.1-(4:3),IntelX3100,x2usb3 express, Win-10

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hey all,

I was a perfectly happy person till about a week ago. I had a decent life, good education and lots of games. One tragic evening however, it all went bad. My network decided that my decadent lifestyle was no way for a young man to waste his life, and decided to make my life a living hell. Details follow:

Linksys router WRT54g v3 with latest firmware/drivers is placed on the first floor of my house. It maintains the access point infrastructure (A 802.11g network). Its been working pretty well. The one computer connected to it directly (wired) has no network problems.

The problem i with the computer i have on the second floor. This is my personal computer, not accessible to all and sundry, thereby making it the center of my life. It runs winxphome with obsessively updated patches drivers and even firmware. I used to connect to my network using a netgear pci card. Strangely, it used to work great initially, the first few months after i bought it. My donwload speeds were around 600 kB/s. But in the last month or so it started acting weird. the signal strength went from one to two bars to zero. it started dropping the connection randomly, every 15-20 minutes and reconnect after 5 minutes! Realising that this thing has crappier reception than Fidel Castro would get in the U.S. , i decided that the problem was with the antenna or sometihgn and decided to get an external usb wireless card.

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Answer:Help me get back my life! Aaargh

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Hi there.

Recently my psu broke down, the fan that kept it cool became faulty and stopped spinning.

In an attempt to prevent me splashing out the cash on a new PSU i decided to fiddle about with it.

What i did was disconnect the PSU from my computer and opened up the casing, after making sure the fan connection had not dislodged i looked at the fan itself.

After pushing it around i noticed that it was a little stiff. I decided to reconnect the PSU and gave it a little push when the computer was on. Be careful if you decided to do this.

The fan appeared to want to spin but the stiffness told it not to. After grabbing some 5 in 1 lubrication oil which is used to decrease friction in machines and engines, I placed a small amount of the oil around the nut at the back of the Fan(which is hidden by a small piece of rubber) i manually turned the fan to let the oil get deeper into the fan.

To my delight the fan spun on its own when connected back to the computer and hasnt stopped spinning once since. This was two weeks back.

I've decided to share this with you on techspot as a short term method to breathing life back into your PSU. However i don't reccomend this if the PSU is still in warranty as i'm sure this voids all claims to the warranty.

If you decide to do this to your apparantly broken PSU, be careful and dont fiddle about with the insides of your PSU when attached to a turned on computer
 

Answer:Breath life back into your PSU!

hey serc...

I'm speechless.... i don't know if thats a good or bad thing

Spyder_1386
 

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Hello!
Well... im not too sure where to start and i dont really know what the problem is but, um... here goes!

So, the first wierd things started about a month ago. I was working on a project and pushing my pc (and myself) to its limits. I've had overheating problems before and when it gets close to a deadline its usually pushing around 65-70'c. I think i have the bios set to shut-down at 70. It did turn off a couple times but then i just got my fan and opened the side cover. And huffed-and-puffed

Near the end of that project my pc kept making these noises like it was rebooting or turning on (but it didnt turn off, just carried on working and doing its thing).

I went home for a few weeks and left my pc behind to gather dust and now that im back, its started doing the same thing. Only this time with this blue screen saying:

"Kernel_data_inpage_error"
blah blah blah
"turn off shading and chache in bios"
blah blah
"*** stop:0x0000007A (0XC03DDD80,0XC000000E,0XF7760384,0X0809B860)"
"*** ATAPI: SYS-ADDRESS F7760384 BASE AT F7753000, DATESTAMP 41107B4D. BEGINNING DUMP OF PHYSICAL MEMORY"

eR... so that just confused me and didnt help.

So... i open it up, look inside. Its a bit dusty and stuff but thats usual (hmm). And im checking the connections. I try turn it on and then "BZZZT" the CPU fan does a quarter spin and then nothing. Its dead! I do it a couple more times and still "BZZZT".

Then i think, maybe w... Read more

Answer:My pc flatlined... then it came back to life. HELP!

Sounds like you answered your own question-- bad drive.
 

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Hello: I have aquired a Compaq Presario model 5WV271. AMD 900mhz, 40 gig HDD, 128mgs of Ram, WinTV capture card, AGP Video card and 2 disk drives. The problem is, it is "DEAD"! I can push the power button and light comes on and the CPU fan runs but nothing happens. There are no beeps or any sounds or video. I replaced the HDD with a known good one, no change. Is this a case of no hope? I would love to get it running because (If running) it would be better than my current computer. My gut feeling is that it is probably unfixable without speending more money than it is worth. I checked the board for swollen capacitors, or visual crack but found none. Any thoughts would be great! Thanks
 

Answer:Can it be brought back to life?

Hiyas

Sounds like it might be the processor. Make sure the jumpers (if there are any) for the proc are set right. If they are, try find a working proc and stick that in to see if the pc will boot. Also check that the bios is seated correctly, if it's one that can come off the board that is.

Regards
BW
 

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How do I do it? IE7 isn't working for me and I want to know if it's possible to remove IE7 and bring back IE6 without using third-party programs?

Answer:How Do I Get Rid Of Ie7 And Bring Ie6 Back To Life?

Follow the instructions in the link below.http://www.rm.com/Support/TechnicalArticle...?cref=TEC781282

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Got a 5 year old Packer Bell - C: capacity: 17.7 GB ONLY USING 2.56 GB. --63.OMB RAM --WINDOWS Me - Genuine Intel - Intel(r) Celerom (tm) processor.  Just want to use it for Art program and online uses. Worrie dabout updating windows to xp cause it will use too much up?CD - Rom drive stop working after burning a CD. Its a sony and I found others had the same thing happen to them with the same one. Funny thing was it would still read music CD but nothing else. Then that stop. With all the programs we had on it was slow and used up. So we got a new computer and kept it around. Now I get the green light  from wiffy that I can put some money into it to beff it just alittle and at least replace the CD ROM. Most stores that sale them are for updated versions of windows etc.  Is there any companys that sale them that you can trust on line for older computer plat forms ?One more thing in the CD -ROM drive, box with info, Device type- CD ROM,, manufatuer - standard cd-rom-device.. next is hardware version - NOT AVAILABLE is listed. Line below say this device is working properly. Yeah right it is.  Just beeps once in while and never comes up to speed.  Any info would be a help. thanks

Answer:Bring it back to Life

Having XP run smooothly on your machine, basically depends on two things:- Processor speed- Amount of RAM memoryYou didn't post your processor speed so I can't tell you about that, but 63Mb is not enough for XP.Upgrade to at least 256Mb.About your CD Rom. You can buy any CD Rom with an IDE connector out there.If it says that it works with Vista, than for sure it'll work with ME.But make sure that the one you buy is an IDE drive and not a SATA drive!!

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Recently my X70 charger died. The laptop was ok as it still ran with the battery.
I did some basic troubleshooting like changing power cord and using a different power outlet, and confirmed the charger was "dead".

But, after I unplug it from the AC power outlet for about one hour (give or take), it started working again and so far it's fine.

Question: Is this a normal behavior, life some sort of built in circuit breaker?
I'm not sure if I should activate the warranty for it or not.

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Hi, I have not been here for couple of years, back nowI have couple of X31, T43 (2Ghz, currently not working), T60 1.86Ghz SSD 3GB RAM, T60p 2.4Ghz SSD+mechanical hdd and just finshed (almost) Z60m 2.13Ghz 2GB RAM with Intel330 SSD+Seagate Momentus 750Gb.I am not IT specialist and Linux is totally new for me.I love Z60m for its build quality, sturdiness, it stays cold no matter what, works beautifully with Linux Mint 16-super fast for old laptop. I will (maybe) try to push it a bit to 2.4Ghz or so with that thin wire trick but not sure yet.Can somebody help please re 2-3 questions:- I want it to boot Mint instantly instead of stopping for several second to let me press Think Vantage...how to get rid of it ?- I would like to use express card port, peobably for USB ports or USB+eSata...which card will work with Mint16 ?- Is that possible to replace screen with very high resolution and top bright (eg from W500 or ...any suggestions) ? Which screen would you recommend ? Thanks,

Answer:Just brought Z60m back to life

You can disable this message in BIOS setup under "Startup". Disable "Option Keys Display".
 
The Z60m is based on T43. A wide-screen display of a newer generation might not fit.
The ThinkPads T40-43 used different display cables depending on the dispay resolutions. It is possible, that a different display cable will be needed for using a display with a higher resolution but it might be imposible to get a compatible one.
 

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I have a dell dimension e510 which i bought 4 years ago. My computer crashed bad about 2 years ago and I had 3 techs out to fix my comp. Everything was replaced in this thing except for the hard drive (i still had a warranty). I decided to get a hard drive at Fry's due to the fact my comp still didn't work after multiple tries from techs. I purchased a hard drive from Fry's with the rep assuring me it was the correct hard drive. I put the hard drive in correctly and put in the operations disk..... all i get from my monitor is a - - - - - - at the top left corner. Am I missing something? Can anybody shed some light on this? I'm about 1 step from tossing it 50 feet from concrete.thank you

Answer:NEED HELP to bring my comp back to life

Does the machine now have 2 hard drives or one? What model and IDE or SATA drive?

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I read a thread on here by audio8for i think. He having the same problem as i and you able to help him. This your-searcher virus keeps coming back. I can't kill it. Help please. Much appreciated.

here is the save log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 12:14:33 AM, on 9/11/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Stardock\SDMCP.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\PmProxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\00THotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TouchED\TouchED.Exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\TFNF5.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\TPWRTRAY.EXE
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe
C:\Program Files\Drag'n Drop CD+DVD\BinFiles\DragDrop.exe
C:\Program Files\ltmoh\Ltmoh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\kdx\KHost.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\WindUpdates\WinUpdt.exe
C:\Program Files\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
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Answer:your-searcher.com - it keeps coming back to life - HELP PLEASE!!!

And yeah. Just read about the thread above by R Willis. I have the same win min ending when i shut down as well
thanx

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Hi, I have not been here for couple of years, back nowI have couple of X31, T43 (2Ghz, currently not working), T60 1.86Ghz SSD 3GB RAM, T60p 2.4Ghz SSD+mechanical hdd and just finshed (almost) Z60m 2.13Ghz 2GB RAM with Intel330 SSD+Seagate Momentus 750Gb.I am not IT specialist and Linux is totally new for me.I love Z60m for its build quality, sturdiness, it stays cold no matter what, works beautifully with Linux Mint 16-super fast for old laptop. I will (maybe) try to push it a bit to 2.4Ghz or so with that thin wire trick but not sure yet.Can somebody help please re 2-3 questions:- I want it to boot Mint instantly instead of stopping for several second to let me press Think Vantage...how to get rid of it ?- I would like to use express card port, peobably for USB ports or USB+eSata...which card will work with Mint16 ?- Is that possible to replace screen with very high resolution and top bright (eg from W500 or ...any suggestions) ? Which screen would you recommend ? Thanks,

Answer:Just brought Z60m back to life

You can disable this message in BIOS setup under "Startup". Disable "Option Keys Display".
 
The Z60m is based on T43. A wide-screen display of a newer generation might not fit.
The ThinkPads T40-43 used different display cables depending on the dispay resolutions. It is possible, that a different display cable will be needed for using a display with a higher resolution but it might be imposible to get a compatible one.
 

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Ok you clever people has anyone come across a situation like this:

I was reading a data CD when it all appeared to hang-up. Tried shutting down just the application but this failed so I re-booted the PC. The CD still wasn't recognized as being in the drive. I tried another CD with the same result. Re-booted the PC half a dozen times trying different Cds in the drive each time but none were recognized - in fact the CDs were not even spinning up. So I assumed the drive had thrown it's legs in the air and died.

Two days later I noticed that the CD I had left in the drive was being recognized again. In fact it all seems to be working perfectly again.

So does anyone know what might have caused this because it's got me stumped
 

Answer:Dead CD drive comes back to life?!

Phase of the moon? Its funny whenever I expect something to work its self out it is just false hope. At least you didn't buy a replacement before it started back working.
 

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I am trying to follow these instructions to fix the same problem, but when I go to HiJack this, config, Misc. Tools...then there is no option for ->Open process manager. Where do I go to do this? Please help.





Quote:





Originally Posted by greyknight17


Welcome to TSF.

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that Display the contents of System Folders' is checked. Windows XP's search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that Search system folders, Search hidden files and folders, and Search subfolders are checked.

Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore. Click Apply and then OK. Restart your computer. After we are finished with your log file and verified that it's clean, you may turn it back on and create a new restore point.

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Answer:your-searcher.com - it keeps coming back to life - HELP PLEASE!!!

I split your thread off, so it won't get ignored.

What version of HJT are you using?

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Due to the popularity of my last thread -thought i would create another - simpiler version -as i am finding an annoying issue with what i consider to be an expensive, brand new purchase. - Question - appreciate an answer from someone in the know -I leave my pc for a short while it then naturally 'goes to sleep' - fine and dandy. I return only to find know matter what button/mouse key i press it does not 'burst back to life' leaving me with no choice other than to turn it off/on again. It's ot the monitor -it's definately the pc, no fan whirring etc nothing zip/zilch/dead. Why!!! ( As a sideline to this - sometimes when it does burst back to life the keyboard won't 'come on' so to speak...so i can't type my password or whatever into it...other than clicking mouse to restart. Please advise.

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Hi guys,

Firstly, Windows7 Rocks.

But, when I startup, I have a good wireless connection, but aftre about 20 seconds, the network connection dies. My wireless indicator (Tray Icon) shows a good connection, but pinging my router (192.168.1.1) doesn't reply with anything. Not internet, not local network. Nothing. This lasts around 2 or 3 minutes, and then, by it;s self, it starts working again 100%, and works until I either restart, or go into power saving. When it restarts, same story. Networking dead for a few minutes, and then it comes back.

I am using a Toshiba M300 laptop, with built in Interl 5100AGN wireless device. I'm running Win7, Build 7022. All default settings since install.

Hope someone can assist.

Answer:Wireless dies, then comes back to life...

disable ipv6 protocol

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I was talking to a guy who just picked up a gmaing network that one of the owners abondoned with over 8000 users. They are trying to bring the network back to how it was, with sites on popular games and the forum. Currently just about all of the original members are gone (since 03) and a new community is needed. So if you have some time, check it out, and if you like it help get the community back alive www.mmgn.com

P.S. Dont worry, i got this approved
 

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When running IE6 (on Win 98SE), every few minutes, all activity stops (no download, can't navigate back or refresh current page) for around 30-40 seconds. All other applications respond normally. Then IE comes back to life and continues on from where it left off.

I've tried shutting down all applications, running Ad-Aware, Norton Windows repair.... I even reformatted the hard drive and re-loaded Windows (for another reason)

I think the problem started when I installed my new motherboard. It has been suggested that it could be something to do with LAN settings.....

I'm currently running Netscape which works OK, but would prefer to go back to IE.

Can anyone help?
 

Answer:Internet Explorer 6 freezes... then comes back to life

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For a about a week my laptop had been frezzing up on me and the only thing that worked was to switch it off then back on again, it would run the scan thing on startup and it would work again for a while. Well the other day it froze again, i switched it off etc, it started to run the scan then froze mid-way. On starting up again I get some kind of error msg which tells me to insert the original windows disk to repair.... so I do this, it takes me to a DOS screen and tells me to press "r" for repair, I do so and nothing! Nothing happens!
So... I reckon I should stick my recovery disk in the machine and just start all over, wipe the hard drive. I stick the disk in and it starts to run, it gets half way before another error msg i dont understand pops up! I try again, same happens.
I take the disk out and start up the laptop, I get an error msg as follows:

mobile AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1600+ CPU
External Cache: 256K installed
NO Bootable CD in ATAPI CD-ROM
Hard Disk boot sector invalid
Press H to retry Hard Disk, any other key for floppy.

Pressing H and nothing happens, same error msg again.

Have I totally killed my laptop or can it be saved??? Any help appreciated, thanks!

Answer:Laptop Died! Can i bring it back to life?!

It can be saved. Its good you get a message at all which means that everything seems to be working.

Are the files important? If not you could use a proper Windows Xp disc to do a fresh install rather than use the hokey rescue disc.

If that doesnt work, try doing a zero fill or a low level format.

If that doesnt work you may have a damaged HDD.

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Hello and good afternoon
 
So just yesterday I ran a scan on my computer, and a Worm.Parite bug showed up in quarantine. Not the first time this virus appeared, thought it was done for but apparently not. I deleted it, rebooted, came back and was then unable to open Chrome or my antivirus. I tried AGV's Parite Remover tool on boot, rebooted, used it again to see if all was gone but the window closed before the scan finished. Malwarebytes' library is corrupted and I can't update it since on my computer I can't get online. Most I know is that it's messing around in my Temp folder since that's the area that the AVG tool had scanned before it closed. Any tips, or am I really screwed this time? ^^;

Answer:Dormant Worm.Parite Came Back to Life

have you tried this all in safemode?

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I have a hard drive that just suddenly stopped turning on last night. Is there any way I can clean it or do something to bring it back?
 

Answer:How to bring a hard drive back to life

You could try the freezer trick trick in a plastic ziplock for an hour or so. It's not a permanent solution, only to get some files off until it dies again.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/110320-3/how_to_troubleshoot_the_worst_pc_disasters.html
 

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Hi

Firstly i am a newbie and sorry if i post this in wrong place, i have read the rules and hope its right
Problem is that when im using laptop (Acer Aspire 5315) regardless if im using internet or just the computer in general its seems to freeze when its doing something and then comes back to life about a minute or so later, this continues all the time.

I have not dowloaded anything recently i dont think, that may cause this. I have also noticed my upload totals (i have netmeter running) and the upload daily total varies from between 10mbs to 100mbs depending on days is this normal?

I have ran a HiJack this

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 19:21:45, on 14/02/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\IdentityProtection\agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgfws8.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\IdentityProtection\agent\Bin\AVGIDSWatcher.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CTDevSrv.exe
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Bake Your Video Card Back To Life

What?s that you say? Your video card died? Do what [H] forum member Haste266 did and put it in the oven and bake it back to life! Heh, seriously, it worked for him!

Answer:Bake Your Video Card Back To Life

Clever idea, he said in the forum thread it was based of this

THE- OVEN TRICK - WORKED - Overclockers Forums

He mentioned it also being a way to fix an X360

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I recently found out my laptop's battery is going defunct. The laptop is about 3.5 years old or thereabouts. I never really used it on the battery much except just to move it from here to there or in case of a power out. So the battery never got much use. But it was always plugged in.
But now I find that it only powers the laptop for about 10 minutes before is warns that it is low, then shuts me down. This is supposed to be a 2.5 or 3 hour battery.
Plus it's a Lithiom ion and those are not supposed to have the "memory effect" like nickel metal hydrid or whatever. Right?

So it goes from 100% full to 5% in a manner of minutes.

So like, what can I do to bring some life back into this thing? Or is it toast?
It's an IBM A31.
 

Answer:Best way to bring life back to a laptop battery?

i would look into purchasing a new one, draining puke: out the battery and fully recharging it might help(as it would with a car battery from one of my experiences)
 

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i keep deleting these two folders, "my pictures" and "my music" and they keep reappearing in my documents again not long after. how can i permenately delete them and keep them from returning? it's very annoying.

Answer:deleted folders keep coming back to life

these are windows default folder and should prolly be left alone, but if you must follow this

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I have downloaded and utilized the internet speed booster/optimizer programs:
1. Fast Cache
2. Broadband Download Accelerator
3. Cache Sentry
4. SkyLam Intelli-DialUP 2.52
5. Tweak DUN
6. TZ Connection Booster
7. tcoptimizer. exe
But now, i cannot "bring up" anny new internet screens
(clicking on a link that brings up a pop-up)
because the links don't load.
i have tried in desperation to ALLOW/ENABLE ActiveX to download or whatever it does...
HELP!!!!
(lol i cannot even put a smiley on here to show my emotion because the screen won't load) (wait nevermind )
 

Answer:Trouble bringing up new windows

You have way to many speed optimisers there use only ONE as they may actually cause conflict with each other. Out of the list you have I would recommend tcoptimizer. exe it gets good reviews from many reputable resources, eg. Langa.com

Leave your active X settings alone unless you want to invite serious problems on your self!!!!!!!!!

Download and try FireFox as a browser and it may be a bit weird at first I believe I have at least a 1/3 increase in browser speed and find it so much better, pop-up blocker, Active X script controls, etc etc.
 

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Over and over again. It is a Samsung RF511 notebook and I've already took off the key, cleaned it and then reinserted the button. I've also reinstalled the keyboard through the Device Management and operated the virtual Windows keyboard. I'm afraid it's a malware fault.
 
I'm new over here and any help would be extremely appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

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what happened was i overclocked the memory clock from 800MHz to 1000MHz n core from 300MHz to 450MHz n in this result, my computer doesnt read the graphics card anymore!

keeps on making a beebing sound, n i have another graphics card but sucks, an ATI Radeon 9200 128mb LE, which i am using.

u guys think i should keep shuting off n on my computer tell it can read my 6600? Or should i just give up n wait tell i get the money to buy the ATI R600 which ive been planning on getting?

EDIT:
power still goes through the GPU, hear the fan going, but mobo still doesnt read it, acts like nothing is inserted in the PCI-E slot.

Answer:my 256mb 6600 LE died! cant bring it back to life!

This may seem obvious but it sounds to me like you overheated the GPU on the card. If that's the case your MB will never read the card again because the brains are fried. Those are the dangers of over-clocking, but I'm sure you know that since you new enough to do it.

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Hi

Firstly i am a newbie and sorry if i post this in wrong place, i have read the rules and hope its right
Problem is that when im using laptop (Acer Aspire 5315) regardless if im using internet or just the computer in general its seems to freeze when its doing something and then comes back to life about a minute or so later, this continues all the time.

I have not dowloaded anything recently i dont think, that may cause this. I have also noticed my upload totals (i have netmeter running) and the upload daily total varies from between 10mbs to 100mbs depending on days is this normal?

I have ran a HiJack this

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 19:21:45, on 14/02/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\IdentityProtection\agent\Bin\AVGIDSAgent.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgfws8.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\IdentityProtection\agent\Bin\AVGIDSWatcher.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\CTDevSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\sp_rsser.exe
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Answer:Laptop & interent freezes for few minutes then comes back to life

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Hi,

A while back I discovered this thread, followed the advice and thought I had hibernate successfully disabled.

Currently, there is no evidence I have hibernate enabled. I have no hiberfil.sys file, the registry entry says it is disabled (all zeroes), the is no hibernate listed in advanced settings.

My tv doubles as a computer monitor. My current power settings are "turn off display in 10 minutes", "put the computer to sleep in 30 minutes".

However, sometimes, when I switch input from computer to TV, then return to the computer after an extended period of time, the computer wont come back to life with the mouse movement.

The power button is still lit, but instead of waking the computer up with a quick click, I must depress the button for several seconds, at which time the computer shuts down.

Does this sound familiar to anyone?

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So, when I first upgraded to Win10, I went through a hundred steps to make sure that Cortana was removed from my machine. I mean, deep into the settings, command prompt stuff, everything.
I did check and it seemed to have been eradicated. It wasn't in the background processes or anything like that.

Imagine my shock last night when I checked my background processes and I found Cortana very much alive.
It MUST have been brought back to life through a windows update. I mean, I killed that thing.

How do I make sure Cortana is completely killed without any hope of it coming back on me?
I feel like Microsoft is stalking me with this thing.

Answer:I thought I'd killed CORTANA, - it came back to life after an update !

So, I found this webpage and move the Cortana folder from SystemApps.
I hope it does the trick...
Can I completely disable Cortana on Windows 10? - Super User

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This morning, when I started my laptop, it was working fine. THen after about 20 seconds the screen went really dim - dimmer than you can make it go normally, and too dim to use, but you can still see somethign. I put it too sleep, then brought it back again, and it came to life - but then did the same thing. Can anybody tell me what is wrong? Thanks

Answer:Screen dimming after 20 seconds - not coming back to life

Hello zoona,Are all your video drivers up to date?





Justin Kirton

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How much battery back up I can expect for my new Lumia1020

Answer:How much battery back life can I expect for my Lumia 1020?

Upto 1day 11 hours as per battery saver YMMV with usage and apps that you install

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Hi everyone. I recently accidentally lost one of my Sims in a house fire. This is for the original Sims game. I have all of the expansions. I am just wondering if there is a way I can bring my Sim back to life using magic or something? I accidentally saved the game after this happened so I couldn't just go back to before he died like I wanted to. Please help!
 

Answer:Solved: The Sims - Can I bring a dead Sim back to life?

erm i think u do the fiddle challenge with a grim reaper =]
 

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So, when I first upgraded to Win10, I went through a hundred steps to make sure that Cortana was removed from my machine. I mean, deep into the settings, command prompt stuff, everything.
I did check and it seemed to have been eradicated. It wasn't in the background processes or anything like that.

Imagine my shock last night when I checked my background processes and I found Cortana very much alive.
It MUST have been brought back to life through a windows update. I mean, I killed that thing.

How do I make sure Cortana is completely killed without any hope of it coming back on me?
I feel like Microsoft is stalking me with this thing.

Answer:I thought I'd killed CORTANA, - it came back to life after an update !

So, I found this webpage and move the Cortana folder from SystemApps.
I hope it does the trick...
Can I completely disable Cortana on Windows 10? - Super User

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Microsoft has a number of beautiful apps for ios devices. Why aren't they bringing it to the windows store. They even created port tool for that. Is microsoft neglecting their own platform?

Answer:Why isn't microsoft bringing all their ios apps to windows?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Microsoft has a number of beautiful apps for ios devices. Why aren't they bringing it to the windows store. They even created port tool for that. Is microsoft neglecting their own platform? Which apps?

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I am running XP Pro SP2. I didn't used to have any problems with this in particular, but I'll start from the beginning.

I went to the control panel to change the password.
It first began with the "Windows cannot change the password error", even though the password still changed on my account.
A few days later, my computer started bringing up the "Windows Security" menu when I hit Ctrl alt delete. The computer also wouldn't let me switch user. I knew how to enable switch user, but it gave me the "Windows cannot apply the Fast User Switching Setting you selected".

Is there a registry fix or something that might fix this. Or might there be some malware? I think it might be malware because even after restoring a backup of my computer the problem disappeared and returned after about a day or two.
Thanks in advance for any help

Edit: I guess it's actually two problems, but I do think they are very closely related.
Edit: I also got my computer off of ebay with a memorex cd labeled "Windows XP Professional", so I don't know if that would make my installation of windows corrupt (which it probably isn't) but I might as well add.

Answer:Ctrl Alt Del Keeps Bringing up Windows security

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The... Read more

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Hey everyone,

My friend is trying to upgrade his machine and wanted to bring over his copy of Office. Unfortunately, he is using Windows 7 Enterprise with Office Professional Plus (it was issued by his college and he got to keep it after graduation). He wants to move Office over to Windows 8 when he upgrades - he has the product key. Unfortunately, it appears that the only way to can upgrade to 8 is to reformat his HDD because he is using Win 7 Enterprise and you can't do a direct upgrade from that to Win 8.

So is there any way he can keep the version of Office he has and move it to the new version of Windows 8? He doesn't have the Office disk, since he is using what I believe is an image of Windows 7 given to him by his college. I don't suppose just moving the entire Office program onto an external and copying it over would work? Any other suggestions or ideas would be really appreciated.

Thanks!

Answer:Bringing Office 2010 into Windows 8

Why not format, download Office Professional Plus, and use license key? whats the problem?

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Hi there,I am having an issue with all my internet browsers, currently they are opening up continuous multiple windows whenever I start a new session on the internet. These windows continue to pop up whenever I click on a new link, type in something or even if I just leave the browser running.I have AVG 8 which is up to date and have run multiple scans, however all I have found are tracking cookies which I have quarantined but to no effect.My system specs are Win XP, IE7 and Firefox 3. Here is my HJT logfile, I hope you can help me shed some light on this, many thanks!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 18:22:13, on 06/12/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exeC:\PRO... Read more

Answer:my firefox and IE7 keep bringing up multiple windows!

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follo... Read more

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Microsoft has a number of beautiful apps for ios devices. Why aren't they bringing it to the windows store. They even created port tool for that. Is microsoft neglecting their own platform?

Answer:Why isn't microsoft bringing all their ios apps to windows?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Microsoft has a number of beautiful apps for ios devices. Why aren't they bringing it to the windows store. They even created port tool for that. Is microsoft neglecting their own platform? Which apps?

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My Gateway Solo 1450 notebook suddenly "died". I have no clue as to what steps to take to get into it to retrieve my important files.

Although the problem started with a message that indicated a "Missing Operating System" (Win XP Home)... there are clearly BIG problems left to be solved. And without help I'll be lost.

There seems to be NO LIFE at all except a dull orange power indicator on the case (which really ought to be green to indicate proper power. Nothing works. No other lights, beeps, fan... or anything at all.

I have tried a few things, but have made no progress at all. HELP!

Thanks in advance for any advise and/or suggestions-
Ranger54
 

Answer:HELP bring suddenly dead Gateway notebook back to life!

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Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 18-07-2016
Ran by daniel (administrator) on DANIELTOSH (20-07-2016 12:55:33)
Running from C:\Users\daniel\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: daniel (Available Profiles: daniel)
Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1511 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: IE)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atiesrxx.exe
(Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\tbaseprovisioning.exe
(Realtek Semiconductor) C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtkAudioService64.exe
(Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.) C:\Program Files (x86)\CheckPoint\ZoneAlarm\vsmon.exe
() C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\PasswordUtility\GFNEXSrv.exe
(AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.) C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\Framework\Common\avgsvca.exe
() C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\Realtek Bluetooth Filter Driver Package\BTDevMgr.exe
(AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.) C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\Av\avgwdsvca.exe
(AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.) C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\Av\avgidsagenta.exe
(Synaptics Incorporated) C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnhService.exe
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Answer:laptop was stolen got it back but seems to run slowly battery life is much short

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===ATTENTION: System Restore is disabledTurn System Restore On for Drives in Windows 10http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4533-system-protection-turn-off-drives-windows-10-a.html===You should not be running these Norton and AVG in real life. Disable one one them.This can only slow down your computer.AV: Norton 360 Premier (Enabled - Up to date) {53C7D717-52E2-B95E-FA61-6F32ECC805DB}AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition (Enabled - Up to date) {4D41356F-32AD-7C42-C820-63775EE4F413}Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to a new file. 
Start

CreateRestorePoint:
EmptyTemp:
CloseProcesses:

Failed to access process -> iexplore.exe
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-1258077825-4228978020-3961535890-1001 -> DefaultScope {AFBCB7E0-F91A-4951-9F31-58FEE57A25C4} URL = hxxps://nortonsafe.search.ask.com/web?q={searchTerms}&o=APN11913&l=dis&prt=NSBU&chn=1000&geo=AU&ver=22&locale=en_AU&gct=kwd&qsrc=2869
SearchScopes: HKU\S-1-5-21-1258077825-4228978020-3961535890-1001 -> {AFBCB7E0-F91A-4951-9F31-58FEE57A25C4} URL = hxxps://nortonsafe.search.ask.com/web?q={searchTerms}&o=APN11913&l=dis&pr... Read more

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hi.
Ive got a life book e series laptop,
when i turn it on it looks like it will power up and give me the normal windows tune but my LCD is really dark and i just cannot see the screen though i can just make it out with the right light conditions.
Ive tried to put my LCD monitor into it but that just keeps saying ( no signal)
so does that sound like the inverter for the back light or is there something else i should try ?

please bare in mind I'm not brill with techno language as I'm more comfortable with mechanics then electronics so if you could keep the difficult words to a minimum

Answer:dark screen on my Fujitsu life book, is it just the back light?

Try taking a flashlight, shine it at the screen at a 45* angle. That work? Can you see the desktop? If so, your backlight is bad.

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It was at about 25% battery life, 1 hour 30 mins later I pick it up and press the lock button and nothing, go plug it on charge and nothing, no flashing home button - nothing.
Left it on charge for a bit, but still nothing - tried almost everything, not sure if there's anything I can still do?

Answer:Lumia 930 died, no signs of life even on charge - how can i bring it back?

Leave it off the charge for a bit. My ICON would do that sometimes and I had to let the battery cool down. Plug it in later on and try again.

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So the windows key on my keyboard for some reason just stopped working which is a pain. ctrl+esc still opens the menu. But I'd like the shortcut back.

- I have checked the regedt32 - currentcontrolset etc and have no scanmap file in there so I know I never turned it off.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows logo key on keyboard not bringing up the windows start menu

I think your best bet is to try another keyboard if you have one.

If the problem disappears that suggests you have a suspect key on the original keyboard.

If the problem doesn't go away you can assume it's a Windows problem.

Is there any dirt on the keyboard and have you checked whether the Windows key sticks?

Failing that, you could try a system restore to a point in time before the problem occurred.

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Microsoft is working on a brand new "Game Mode" feature for Windows 10 that will enhance the PC gaming experience by minimizing resources used by running apps to almost nothing and allocating freed up resources to the game, making it run faster, better and smoother overall.

This new feature was first spotted by WalkingCat in the recently leaked build 14997, and although it isn't working yet, we understand it's a feature that will be showing up for Insiders very soon, as it's something that's set to arrive with the Creators Update.



Microsoft bringing new 'Game Mode' to Windows 10 for an enhanced PC gaming experience | Windows Central

This would be really nice, especially if it's not locked to just UWP games. Maybe it would make it so I don't have to manually set the GTAV.exe process to high priority every time to avoid textures disappearing.

Answer:Microsoft bringing new 'Game Mode' to Windows 10

RubberDucky said:

WE WANT DX 12! AMD FX 8350 will perform better at DX 12 than DX 11.

We need AMD to be on the market place or else Intel will increase the price of their CPU.



I believe the new AMD Ryzen chips are supposed to be out next month. From what I've read, they compete pretty well with Intel's current offerings.

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Ive had windows 7 ult installed now for just over a week, and the on single issue ive been having with is, I put it to sleep every night, when i try and bring out of sleep everyday, it comes up fine to windows logon screen, but then crashes to blue screen within a couple seconds. This happens everyday.

Other than that I have no other stability issues.

As far as I know all my drivers are up to date and i have no idea what else to do...

Answer:Bringing windows out of sleep crashing issues

Not t o thread jack, I've had problems with "waking" my computer, but I think its because I have a slightly underpowered PSU: AMD Phemon x3 2100mhz, GeForce 9600 GT OC, 1 SATA HDD, 2 IDE HDDs, 1 SATA DVD-RW, 1 USB HDD.

When I did try wake my computer, I would hear the GPU fan & CPU fan kick on, and after afew seconds I would hear the HDDs switching on. As soon as one of them clicks on...power goes out (so to speak). I have not narrowed it down to which HDD it is, because for now I do not let W7 go into sleep/hibernate mode.

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I am going to try very hard not to comment on the user interface of this program. I use it, but I don't like it.

Two questions:

1) I can make it display my pics (scans, actually) as thumbs with text. But it insists that the "text" be the time taken. I want the text to be the file name. How to change it? (I know this can be done since I did it in another account, but now I can't remember or figure out how.)

2) Is there any way to stop the bloody thing from popping up an explorer window and seizing focus from whatever has is at the time? (Extremely bad UI manners by anyone's definition.)

Postscript:
3) Is there a decent alternative to WPG, maybe with editing functions like Office Picture Manager?

Answer:Windows Photo Gallery - bringing it to heel.

Aha! Found it. Select View > Sort By > File Name.


Now about questions 2) and 3) ...

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could someone please help my dell all in one large tablet will not bring up the keyboard since upgrading to windows 10

Answer:Why isn't my Dell all in one pc bringing up the keyboard since upgrading to Windows 10?

right click task bar and click show keyboard button.

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My motherboard expired on my XP machine and I was able to salvage my Outlook Express mail files and the address book (wab file) off the old hard drive. I don't care so much about the mail files but I would like to be able to recover my addresses. Is there a way to do that. I would prefer to use Thunderbird as my mail client, but Live Mail would also be ok.
Thanks,
Len

Answer:Bringing Outlook Address book (wab) into Windows 7

Have you hooked the hard drive up to another XP machine ? You should able to browse it and get any data off it you want.

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Okay, this machine's made its rounds on this board a few times now; I haven't gotten it to start up at all since it first went out on me, and I posted this:

"I turned my computer on today, and everything was running normally; I went about my business for a couple minutes until it just shut itself off. All the peripherals stayed on and acted like I had just performed a hard shutdown.
If I leave it alone for a while, I can turn it back on, and it works fine until eventually shutting itself off again; the longer I leave it off, the longer it runs when I turn it on again."

After doing that a few times, the computer just stopped coming on altogether. No POST beeps, nothing. Suspecting the power supply, I replaced it to no avail, but it did do something new, thus I posted this:

"When I plugged the new power supply in and hit the power button, both the cpu fan and the graphics card fan spun for a quick moment like they'd been given just one push and then shut off. If I shut off the power supply and wait for the green light on the motherboard to turn off and then turn it all on again, they'll do the same thing: quick burst of power, shut off. The green light stays on the whole time. Nothing else seems to be happening or trying to turn on. My old power supply won't give me that little burst. Could it just be that the replacement isn't giving out enough power? The old one was 450W, the replacement's 430."

I tried replacing the ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Help me Frankenstein this machine back to life. read: Computer won't boot at

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Tecra 8200 with Win XP professional

The cursor randomly freezes and jumps back to life after a few seconds, very occasionally I have to re-boot.
This happens both with the keyboard mouse or a remote mouse.

Hope some one can help as it's driving me mad.

Cheers
Matt

Answer:Cursor randomly freezes and jumps back to life on Tecra 8200 with Win XP

It could be caused by anything.

However I had this problem on my previous laptop, it was the wireless card causing it.

Try disabling it in Device Manager and see how that goes.

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Hello,
 
Just joined, but been lingering a bit longer here.
 
Got my hands on an L512 the other week with the dreaded 'DEAD"-symptom (doesn't respond to power on, yet charging the battery without problems). SImiliar to this stuff : 
 http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-Edge-S-series/Edge-E520-will-not-turn-on/td-p/746183/page/10
 
Anyway, figuring I got nothing left to lose I decided to go for the old oven reflow trick. Skeptic at first, but after 7.30m in the oven at 190 degrees celcius (375f) and cooling down for 15 minutes, much to my surprise the laptop turned on again !!
 
But.. it's now asking for a bios password. I can get into the bios, by pressing F1 and then just enter, but it says it needs a supervisor password to actually save anything. Only thing I can do (apart from viewing all the options) is choosing restart, at which point I will be presented with a Hit F1 to enter setup message and then the password is needed once again.. 
 
I've read here and there that taking out the bios battery was a bad choice, but leaving a battery into a preheated oven at 190 degrees celcius seems even less smart.. 
 
So now I'm here. Asking for your help, and hoping Lenovo has got some password resetting procedure which does not constitute of replacing the entire motherboard.. 
 
Moderator Note: Post edited per forum rules.
And my soldering skills are upto par, but does it really have to come to this ?  
 

Answer:Managed to get a L512 back to life with oven reflow, but now bios locked ??

Just did some more digging. There are options.Either I go for the replacement of the IC altogether (one time solution and if I ever have to do a rebake in the oven again, I will need another).Moderator Note: Post edited per forum rules.

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