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Question: Can't get my computer to work properly - Help!

Hi, I've made a bit of a mess of my computer and now don't know what to do. It won't start up properly at all now. It's a Packard Bell, about 1 1/2 years old, operating on Vista Basic.
Basically, I downloaded a film that I think was dodgy and now it's caused me all sorts of problems and I'm worried I may have lost everything on my hard drive. After I realised the film was no good, I deleted it and thought I better run a quick virus scan, just in case. I use AVG for this. I started the scan and walked away but a minute or two later I heard the pc 'pip' as if it was turning itself back on. Then I got the black and white screen and just two options ; 'Start Windows Normally' and 'Start Windows Recovery'. I tried to start normally but after the splash screen, the screen just stays black and nothing happens. Then I turned off/on and tried the 'Windows Recovery' option. From the menu within this option, I took the ioption to go back to a restore point, which involved several scans to fix any problems first (which lasted about 45 mins). The scans said that they could find nothing wrong with the system but it still wouldn't start from the last restore point. I also tried other options in this menu, such as letting the Windows recover try to fix files etc. but still no good. When I start the computer, I still just get the two options, both of which seem a bit futile now.
Is it worth trying to start the system in Safe Mode (even though at the moment it's not giving me this option on startup) and doing anything from there, if I can? I'm definitely no PC expert but I don't really no what to try next. Have I lost everything on my PC???

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Preferred Solution: Can't get my computer to work properly - Help!

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Answer: Can't get my computer to work properly - Help!

You'll have to see if the data still exists on the drive before doing anything else.
There's several ways to do this, the easiest way is to access it by the Command Prompt option in the Startup Repair menu (which I think that you're getting to).

If the data is still intact, you'll have to take measures to recover the data before proceeding. Let us know if the data is there and we'll work from that.

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Hi everyone!
I've just built a computer, with an Asrock 980DE3 US3 motherboard, an AMD FX6300 processor, and an MSI Radeon HD 7870.
I have an Antec HCG 520w power supply in it.
I've installed Windows 7 Home Ultimate SP1 on it.
I am having a very weird problem.
When I start the computer up from a cold start, everything boots up fine, but transparencies don't work, and 3D games run like crap, with stuttering and terrible framerate.
Some other things, like opening Explorer, and especially Control Panel, seem to take a bit longer, too.
My son tells me that Youtube videos also stutter in this "mode".
This problem completely goes away with a restart. Transparencies are back, and everything runs like smooth butter.
Very occasionally the computer will start up from cold boot with transparencies, but they will disappear after a short while (typically less than 5 mins).
Some extra info that may help is that Guild Wars 2 runs OK either way. I suspect this may to do with GW2 using it's own API, but I can't be sure.
So far I have tried:

- rolling back to an older graphics driver (currently on 14.4, tried 13.12)
- changing from Comodo Firewall to Personal Firewall
- changing from MSE to BitDefender
- running SFC (no problems found)
- a repair install
- complete wipe and reinstall (twice).

I have also tried messing with power settings in both the bios and in windows to make sure the video card has power all the time.

The motherboard is on the latest bios version.

I have a ... Read more

Answer:Need to restart computer for it to work properly

Do you see any popup quoting, Running process isn't compatible with visual effects.
Pull out graphic card and reinsert it. (May sound crazy, but give it a go. )

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Howdy, everyone! Hopefully one of y'all folks will be able to help me out or point me in the right direction...

When I start my computer, it boots to my desktop, but at that point it becomes unresponsive(Items in my quick-start menu will not highlight when I pass the cursor over them). If I click my mouse buttons, the computer freezes up for a while (couple mins) and it eventually returns an error message saying that the "program has become unresponsive," even though I had not attempted to manually execute a program. At this point it gives me the option to select 'end process' or '?cancel?'. When I select 'end process' option, all the icons on my desktop disappear and sometimes the icons in my quick-start bar disappear as well. Furthermore, if I do not promptly input my password when prompted for it on the initial boot-up sequence (prior to the desktop loading), then my computer freezes then and there with the "I'm thinking" icon. Ctrl+Alt+Del does not work in either of the situations described above. It is at this point that I hit my restart button, and then my computer boots fine (to my relief)! No problems, but I'm worried that it might be a sign of something more sinister or an indication of a mission critical hardware failure just around the corner.

My first step at attempting to fix this was to update all my drivers. Then I scanned for malicious software using current versions of CCleaner, Spybot, HijackThis, AVG, Avast and Malwar... Read more

Answer:Must restart my computer to get it to work properly

Hi and welcome to TSF tr this How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7 Perform a clean startup to determine whether background programs are interfering with your game or program How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
you could also try this Startup Repair: frequently asked questions

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Trying to help out my girlfriend with her computer. It will not run properly when started up in regular mode. Here's a quick list of some of the things that do not work properly:

*The computer (and all subsequent programs) will not connect to the internet.
*Internet Explorer windows will not pop up when the program is started (but IExplore will show in the taskmanager).
*AVG will not show any windows or any signs of functioning in the taskbar (but will also show in the taskmanager).
*Anytime I try to get the contents of 'My Computer' to show in a window, that window freezes.
*HijackThis will start just fine, but when I click scan it freezes.

And oddly enough, the computer runs just fine if I start it up in any sort of Safe Mode; including Safe Mode with Networking (yes, internet works fine). The only problem with Safe Mode, is that AVG will not start. So, I cannot update,scan, or repair any potential problems. I have followed all of the instructions from the "sticky" to the top of this forum. I attached all of the requested files. Here are the results of the DDS scan:

DDS (Version 1.1.0) - NTFSx86 NETWORK
Run by Administrator at 0:40:16.03 on Mon 12/22/2008
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.254.156 [GMT -5:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
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Answer:Please help, computer will not work properly in regular mode...

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Please help.

After waking up from the Sleep mode, my computer:

1) can not enter into sleep mode again (It hangs in the process),

2) can not restart or shut down (It hangs in the process),

3) can not detect insertion of DVDs, USB flash drives and USB card readers,

4) can not, from the sound driver, "make front and rear output devices play back two different audio streams,"

5) can not do System Restore.
It all seems to happen after I connected my car camera with my computer on the USB port, and read some AVI files in the car camera's MicroSD HC card. But I'm not sure.

Nothing is wrong in the Device Manager, either before my computer enters into the Sleep mode or after it wakes up from Sleep.

Answer:After waking up from the Sleep mode, my computer can not work properly

Do you have a restore point and/or backup image from before the problem started that you can restore?

Did the car camera program work ok before this issue?

Some things you can try:Disconnect the Car camera USB device.
Can you uninstall or disable the program that runs when you connect the car camera?
Re-boot after removing / disabling / uninstalling this device and program.
This sounds like a lot more than a sleep problem to me, as your thread title implies...

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so i had CE installed on my computer but it wasnt installed right...  i think. it wasnt signing in on every boot and my partner wasnt recieving my internet history because of that, so with permission, i tried to re-install it. that caused some issues; after re-installing, it still wouldnt sign in, and worse, the reboot took out the connection to the internet as well (which was bad cause the program only lets you on the internet if you sign on). so i contacted support and they didnt help... so i decided to forcibly remove it using this guide:
i used a linux live usb and went into all the CE folders and deleted any trace of this program... but i skipped the part with the registry for fear that i'd screw the computer up. after that, i used ccleaner to "clean" things up (noticed that there were about 2000 things to fix in the registry.... but didnt care). and finally, i did the command.exe thing "netsh winsock reset catalog" and after reboot, i had to use my install CD to repair the the startup partition with success btw, CE was gone, i had internet again... but most of my other installed software was gone and the ones that were there were asking to be activated with product keys (microsoft word, fences etc...) and wouldnt activate when entered them. also another thing i cant change back is that my folders, when browsing, will open each folder in its own window instead of doing th... Read more

Answer:Forcibly removed "Covenant Eyes" now computer doesnt work properly..

If's windows repairs (all in one) [run defaults & click items 26 & 27] doesn't help;
then await the BC regulars and follow their advice.

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I have no idea what my sister and her friends were doing on the comp for a couple of days that i decided not to use it, but now:

- a few programs take forever to load or don't load at all, but they do show up under the processes tab in the task manager
- after pressing Ctrl Alt Del, the task manager icon appears in the system tray, but the thing only shows up a minute later
- my system recovery is "not able to protect my computer," and restarting does nothing
- actually, when restarting or shutting down Windows, it stops at where it only shows my desktop background and cursor [which is still able to move] and nothing else after that, so i have to hold the power button and force it to shut off
- when I right click the desktop and click on "Properties..." [or something similar to this action] it doesn't show up at all, and whenever I try to open any application after that, they don't even load at all either

Things i've tried to get rid of these problems:
- Virus scan with avast!, a couple viruses found and fixed, but nothing changed.
- disk clean up, nothing changed
- registry clean, nothing changed
- CURRENTLY defragging my C drive, hope something changes..

Anyone know what the heck's going on!?
Anyone got any suggestions on what to do next?
Anything helps and would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Apps not starting properly, sys. recov. doesn't work, can't shut down properly, etc..

no replies yet?

anyway, just stopped by to say that when shutting down, it takes forever to get to the "Saving your settings..." screen, and that's where I decided that it stops and nothing else after that.
Defragged my C drive, still no results besides the computer feeling a bit smoother-running o_o

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The title pretty much says it all. I'm honestly at the end of my rope. Device manager replies all is well, yet sound stopped working overnight.

It isn't muted,I'm not that oblivious.

I own Advanced System Care Pro ( and consequently, Driver Booster ) so I have already all of my drivers up to date, as well as any other problems I might have had.

Used a bunch of other scanners to figure out the problem to no avail. Plugging some headphones in also doesn't cut it, so it made me think that perhaps the hardware was actually fine and some software conflict was the cause of the problem. I have no freaking clue anymore, should I just get mad and yell at my computer for an hour or so to relieve stress now??

Answer:Laptop audio refuses to work, all devices work properly, sound isn't muted. Help?

First we need to know the EXACT make and model number of the laptop in question. Secondly the only place you should be looking for drivers for you laptop is the laptop manufacturers support website. Driver scanners really are not helpful.

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everytime I click on "my computer" it just does the search thing (with the magnifier glass) and doesn't bring anything up. I've tried going from my documents up to my computer but it does the same way. Does anyone know what could be wrong? Is there a way to fix this? It has been doing this for a long time. Using Windows XP Home

Answer:Help! "My Computer" doesn't work properly

does it do this in safe mode?

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Hello People Im in need of your expertise. here are a few scans i ran I hope these can help you tell what my problems are...ComboFix 08-07-31.04 - uuurbody 2008-11-02 8:36:39.2 - NTFSx86Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.256 [GMT -5:00]Running from: E:\Documents and Settings\uuurbody\Desktop\ComboFix.exe.- REDUCED FUNCTIONALITY MODE -.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).I:\Autorun.inf.((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2008-10-02 to 2008-11-02 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).2008-11-01 22:03 . 2008-11-01 22:03 <DIR> d-------- E:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Nero2008-11-01 19:08 . 2008-11-01 19:08 0 --a------ E:\WINDOWS.0\Irremote.ini2008-11-01 18:16 . 2008-11-02 08:37 <DIR> d-a------ E:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\TEMP2008-10-22 13:12 . 2008-04-27 09:33 765,952 --a------ E:\WINDOWS.0\system32\xvidcore.dll2008-10-22 13:12 . 2008-04-27 09:35 180,224 --a------ E:\WINDOWS.0\system32\xvidvfw.dll2008-10-22 13:12 . 2007-06-28 17:55 77,824 --a------ E:\WINDOWS.0\system32\xvid.ax2008-10-15 01:11 . 2008-08-14 05:11 2,189,184 -----c--- E:\WINDOWS.0\system32\dllcache\ntoskrnl.exe2008-10-15 01:11 . 2008-08-14 05:09 2,145,280 -----c--- E:\WINDOWS.0\system32\dllcache\... Read more

Answer:comp is slow Nero doesnt work properly doesnt always start properly

ComboFix logs should not to be posted outside the HijackThis forums. It is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.Please create a new topic explaining the nature of your problem in the Am I infected? What do I do? forum. Describe pop-ups and system tray or desktop icons that have appeared. Explain what is "going wrong" with your computer. Note any tools you have used and their respective results.If needed, we will direct you to our HJT Preparation Guide.Thank you for using BleepingComputer as your malware removal source.I will have a moderator close this topic.

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My Sat Pro 6100 has just been away for the usual motherboard and power board replacement with Toshiba, but now I have a strange keyboard problem.

When I turn it on, all the keys work. After a few minutes, '3' doesn't work, then 'r' fails, then '5','7','8','9','0' stop working. At this stage I can feel something getting very hot under the middle of the keyboard. A reboot and no keys work. Another reboot with an external PS2 keyboard, and the internal keyboard is still faulty (some keys work, others don't) but the external one works correctly.

Now if the pc didn't get so hot under the middle of the internal keyboard, then I would conclude that the keyboard was faulty, but for it to fail slowly and sequentially like this, and it fails the same way every day (Since the Toshiba rebuild!).

Maybe, internal keyboard controller overheating?
Does anyone know what this might be? :-(


Answer:Keyboard on Sat Pro 6100 doesn't work properly after remedial work

Right under the keyboard of your pro 6100 is the VGA graphics controller (the keyboard cable plugs into the same card). It is normal that this part becomes warm during usage.

It's strange that your problem appears after a while and not right away.

It might be just an improper reseating of the keyboard cable (it's a thin layer like a photo film-negative) that easily pops out, but... it can be something more serious, too. (Especially since you had the upgrade done where hardware had to be changed)

I would consult the service center once again and ask for instructions how to deal with this. Don't ignore it (by using an external keyboard instead of the malfunctioning internal) as it might end up into something more serious soon...



P.S. Please keep us updated on your steps

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OS=WinXP Pro, 64-bit, installed on drive partition "D:\".

Have tried " sfc /scannow", following instructions online as follows:
1) copied folder I386 to "D:\"
2) Regedit: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup>ServicePackSourcePath, where I changed location to "D:\".
3) Restarted computer, re-tried "sfc /scannow", after which still got "...need XP CD for more..."This was supposed to prevent the latter request for the CD, which didn't work for me anyway.
Will any of this work, specifically in XP 64-bit?
I need to check my system for errors: can you help to get sfc working for me?
Thanks in advance.
Art Miller

Answer:SFC won't work properly

Did you also change HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup - SourcePath to D:\?
And does the CD have the same service pack as is installed on the PC?

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i get the message cpu fan does not work properly every time i try and install a new better cru cooler everytime i go back to my old one it works fine first i tried a heatpipe (coolermaster) and then i tried an artic copper silent and both gave me the same message what am i doing wrong??? i know how to put on thermal paste and ive been using artic silver any ideas???

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After installing windows 7 cpu fan won't run higher then 3125 rpm. So for the desktop applications it's ok but when i enter the game cpu temp. goes to 60 - 70 celsius. Before win 7 i had xp and it worked just fine.

So if anyone have any solution, please help.


Answer:CPU fan won't work properly

Turn off AMD cool and quiet.

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DDS (Ver_10-11-03.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Anne at 7:43:29.83 on Fri 11/05/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18975
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1917.909 [GMT -5:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

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

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k WerSvcGrou... Read more

Answer:IE won't work properly

Hi all,
I am not sure how to post everything correctly, yes I read the instructions, but take a look at my screen name :-)

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My "gamer" -PC has lost its connection to the rest of my LAN, WDlive, laptop.
The laptop can not "see" my "gamer" -PC more. And yet. Do I open a cmd in my "gamer" -PC and writes PING PHOTO PC (called my laptop), then the corresponding fine, but in the Windows network can not be seen, and I can not connect or network drive to it. Oddly enough, I have always had a network drive on "gamer" looking for PHOTO-PC, and this old connection still works fine, even though I reboot both computers
As I see it, so can the PCs well find each other in a CMD, but not in Windows Explorer or Total Commander. Both PCs are members of the same workgroup. I have been through all the settings in "Network and Sharing Center" and they are 110% identical (there are not corrected in them, since that time it worked).
Is there perhaps a service not running? Or a policy that has been changed?
The laptop and WDlive can see each other, and the laptop can easily see the wife's PC when she is on (it can "gamer" -PC'en no longer).

If I create entries in reg.databasen, it connects the network drive just fine after a reboot. See picture for examples of drive Y and Z. Both networking places are available as network drives, and in a CMD prompt with "PING PHOTO-PC" for example.
It is only in Windows Explorer that it can not find the names and / or network sites. Therefore, I believe that it is a service or a policy that has gone w... Read more

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I have a laptop hp 15 ac 042 tu before one years ago. down keys is not work correctly, some times it press atomaticaly.

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On my laptop I have a DVD CDRW combo drive (ie. I can watch DVDs and burn CDs). However the past three times I have tried to burn a music CD the buffer rate goes all the way down, then fixes itself, but shortly after completely fails and the burning process stops at 30%.

>I have not changed the type of CD I use when burning since I have had the laptop.
>I have always used Nero burning software.
>I have installed new RAM recently.

Basically, I am wondering if there is anything I can do to fix this error. If it is the RAM that caused this (I'm pretty sure the errors started shortly after new RAM) will taking it out fix it? Should I try a new burning suite? If the problem is not fixable the laptop is still covered under a 12 month HP warranty and 3 year extended warranty so I can get it replaced or fixed but I would rather that be the last resort. Any help would be great, I don't know anything about hardware issues, etc.

Answer:DVD/CD-RW won't work properly

"(I'm pretty sure the errors started shortly after new RAM)"

well you found ur problem
try this
change back to the old ones, and try to burn, see if it works
if it works, ur new ram are not very compatiable

are the new rams same brand and PCXXXX as the old one?

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My CD/DVD rom shows up in my device manager & states it is working properly.
Any disc that I put into the drive is not recognized. It pulls up zero info from the disc as if it can not read it. If I simply select play (even though no info is showing) I get the windows notice to add media to that drive.I thought the drive had died and I was ready to install a new one. BUT..
I ran the installed PC-Doctor program that is a HP diagnostic program and during that test, the drive played just fine. There are multiple test for the DVD/CD rom and it passed every test in the PC-Doctor program.
But after the test, I again placed different CD's , DVD's into it, and nothing.

Answer:DVD RW/CD Rom won't work properly

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IE & OE do not work properly. IE tabs slowly and hesitates and OE is slow to start. I tried the microsoft editing the reg fix from the 251787 article but no luck still have a problem. I tried everything that i know of, reintall windows 98 SE, IE 6.0 etc.. nothing corrects it. I even did the imagehlp.dll extraction and that didn't work either any ideas?


Answer:IE & OE do not work properly

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I have an old Dell PC with Windows2000. A few years ago I noticed that the it would not play cd's without skipping. I have had to use another computer for my ipod. A few months ago, the cd rom would no longer open so I just replaced it with a Pioneer DVR/DVD and it still skips while playing a cd! It also would not import to itunes. I was told my drivers could be bad but I am really lost while trying to find ones to update/ install. Please help!!!

Answer:My new cd rom does not work properly

 cluelessblond ..... Have you tried deleting your Pioneer optical drive and then rebooting the machine and have the drive be redetected .......? dl65  

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Okay, i got dev c++ and i was following the tutorial and when i tried doing the hello world program it wouldn't start properly. heres my code

#include <stdio.h>
int main()
printf("Hello World\n");
reurn 0;
please note that i did compile and link it...

Answer:Dev c++ won't work properly.

return 0;

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Hey! I was wondering if this RAm would fit in my PC:
(Scoll down and click Specifications for all the information on the RAM)

Here is my computer:

And the computer's motherboard:

Thanks for any replies!

Answer:Will this RAM fit and work properly in my PC?

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Hey, So I updated the Y510P to windoes 8.1 (Most regretted thing I've done with this laptop, that includes doing a battery reset.)  As many people have found out there are issues with 8.1 and SLI. I used the recomended BIOS update, and that seemed to fix the issue.  Unfortunatly, for some reason I'm not sure about, the 750M does not seem to be working right. Before the windows 8.1, and after updating the BIOS, League of Legens ran at the 60 FPS capped at max settings.  After the 8.1 and now, LoL will run around 10-15 FPS at max settings, and only 25 FPS at the lowest graphics settings.  I'm not sure why the laptop's performance has dropped.  I'm also getting major lag in Path of Exiles, where I used to have no issues playing it.  As I mentioned, I have used the BIOS update, and it did fix the issue I had with 8.1  I've specified that the laptop use the 750M as the default graphics GPU, and in the GPU monitor, the games show up and using it.  But as I've stated, their performance is at par with using the integrated  Intell graphics card.  Any thoughts or suggestions of what I can try to fix this issue would be greatly appreaciated. Sincerly,Jinotad.

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I'm using Win 7 64 bit, IE 9 and Chrome. Recently downloaded JAVA 7 update 45. Didn't work on either browser including 32 bit version of IE.

Deleted all Java through Control Panel, used Revo to get rid of leftover files. Used offline Java installer to install both 32 and 64 bit versions. Used Java control panel to delete temporary files. Java still not being detected/working properly. Don't know what else to do. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks, JTU

Answer:Can't get JAVA to work properly

What are you specifically trying to view with Java?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 that I bought in April 06 and I am having trouble getting the thing to work properly. It has been locked up since I last used Skype and will not run any programs like Skype, MediaPlayer or Limewire. Also, I cannot access the Internet at all and there are two popups that occur whenever I reboot the computer. One says, "Notification dll has not been registered program will not work properly." and "The application failed to initialized properly (0xc0000135). Click on OK to terminate the application."
Since the computer froze the Skype. Take a deep breath popup also occurs when I reboot as well as Windows Live Messenger. Any ideas? I have run anti-virus programs forever and they all come up with nothing. I am at the end of ability here.

Answer:Xp Sticks And Won't Work Properly

>> I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 that I bought in April 06 and I am having trouble getting the thing to work properly. slimbosansean <<

Hi Sean,

With all of these multiple problems you listed here and considering the fact that; according to your last post, you have had these problems for over a week and they have gotten only worse over time: My suggestion would be to back up all of your docs, picture, music, email settings, and files and then reformat and reinstall Windows XP.

I mean, if you think about this for a second: A reinstall of Windows will take only about a few hours or so; and with all of these problems you're experiencing (which could take weeks just to figure out what the problem actually is; much less fix it) you are better off doing the reinstall of Windows XP in my opinion.

If you do not have the Windows XP install disk you can get one from Dell support, either via their support site or by calling them. You can also call Dell directly at this number 1-800-WWW-DELL. Here are the three Dell Service Dept numbers as well (800)-820-8965 or (800)-624-9897 or (800)-627-1170. You can also try contacting Dell via this online tech support link.

Last year I bought a Dell 8400 (from eBay) which did not come with the Win XP Pro disk. Someone in another forum told me that Dell support would provide a Dell Win XP Reinstall (at either no cost or perhaps a small fee or shipping). All I had to do was to provide the express service code and prove th... Read more

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HI: i have an old laptop using versus. It has a problem turning on the WI-FI. iT WORKS IN SAFE MODE ONLY. iT IS A SONY. It will not connect.

Answer:Solved: wi-Fi does not work properly

old laptop using versusClick to expand...

not sure - what is versus

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Dear readers.

Just bod an Acer with Windows 7 Home Premium .
After running the Windows 7 install ( with all available updates downloaded) it looked perfect.
But then I found out that something was NOK

Problem description.

As example, I start up Skype ( it runs ok)
Now I want to quit the program ( not using the X, but terminate it)

I click on my Windows task bar and select Skype

Then I click my right mouse button and again a pop up menu appears (still ok) with several options for this program amongs them the desired option Quit
I select quit

Now the problem occurs:

When I click on the choosen option, a system file opens.
That?s it. ( its applicable for all options and the command opens always the same file)

Computer/Acer C:/windows/system32

This happens for all programs in the Start menu.
Nothing else happens, the system runs normal but the desired operation is not been performed.. I can quit the window with the sysyem file appearing . All looks fine but of course the program is still running

When I now really want to stop a program I need to go to taskmanager (by pressing CRL/ALT/DEL) to abort it.

Whats wrong with my Windows 7?
Started an SFC scan, no problems detected.

HELP please, thx.

Answer:TASKBAR doe not work properly

Can you post a screenshot of this?


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VLC is fine, but why does Windows Media Player have problems? It always closes and says it encountered a problem playing the file. It only seems that .mkv files is the issue. Avi files etc, seem perfectly fine. Anyone else have same problems or a way of resolving the issue? Not that it's major, but still annoying!

Answer:.MKV files don't work properly with WMP?

VLC has buitin codec to play MKV. Wmp doesn't. To play MKV file with WMP, you'd need to install some third party Codecs such as:
Shark007: Windows 10 codecs - Windows 8.1 codecs - Windows 7 codecs or
Download K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 12.2.5

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Hey, for a new build i recently purchased an evga 7950 GX2.
i have yet to get it to work properly.

My system is:

Asus A8N SLI deluxe mobo
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
2gigs DDR ram
600watt PS
DVD burner
80 & 160gb harddrives over 150gb free
Evga 7950 GX2

As far as i have been able to determine this should be able to work.
the problem: i can install the drivers and boot up my computer, the computer seems to be completly operational until i try to start up a game. When i try to start a game the computer freezes on a blank screen. the game i have tried that freeze are Half life 2 and other source based games, Everquest 2, and 3dmark03, all seem to freeze as soon as they try to load anything 3d, the menus will load, but it freezes when i try to start the game. for some reason i can get Oblivion to run.

when i turn the Nvidia "multi-gpu configuration" from "multi-gpu mode" to "multi-display" mode i can run all of these programs without a single problem.

i have updated my n-force4 chipset to the 6.86 version and updated the bios on my board to the ASUS 1016 bios version, with these settings nvidia's
website says that my motherboard should be compatible with the 7950 card. i have also tried this list of Drivers: 91.31, 91.33, 91.37, 91.45, 91.47, as well as the evga driver that came with the card. all have the same effect.

Is there a setting that i have missed? Could the card be bad? Has anyone else had a simi... Read more

Answer:Cannot get my 7950 gx2 to work properly

Try reposting this in "Audio and Video", and you'll get more replies.

No need - I moved it.

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I'm having problems with the Tempo service.

I am not receiving ANY updates via this application (all settings of this application are correct, ie "full monitoring"). I know this because there are updates available online for my laptop via the toshiba driver site.

When I first installed Tempo, I received updates for about a month, then suddenly no updates came through. My firewall is not blocking this application either.

I have tried re-installing the application, but no change in the situation.

Does anyone know if ALL the updates that are available via the toshiba driver site come through to Tempo? Because, during the month that this service WAS working, I got a bios update, however I have recently seen a bios update online and Tempo still hasn't reported that it is available.

Any ideas on how to get Tempo to work properly?


Answer:Re: How to get Tempo to work properly?

I saw in your other thread that you have installed the SP1 on your Vista notebook.
Possibly there are some compatibility issues between the SP1 and the Tempo?

And yes? as far as I know Tempo reports all available updates!

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So,currently I have a modem in the living room (Cisco EPC3208) and then it goes all the way to my room to a Cisco WRTG54V1 router. Yesterday out of the blue it stopped working, This is because I previously had 2 routers in the network (Asus and Cisco) anyways I decided to disconnect my asus and use only the cisco,but the router just won't work,I reseted it to it's fabric settings. But when I log into it it says the router's IP adress is ? And hands out IP adresses to my pc such as,I have no idea what to do!

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\MiKi>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : MiKi-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82579V Gigabit Network Connectio
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 90-2B-34-31-B6-8E
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::448d:137d:34ca:6197%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
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Answer:Router won't work properly

Have you tried pressing the reset button on the router? (long press)
I have seen this 'reset button' on several router brands/models like tp-link (tl-wr941n, tl-wr740n old version, tl-wr740n newer version), buffalo draft-N routers, cdrking routers (made in china router brand sold in the Philippines).

if the reset process I described is the same as what you typed in your first post, try to manually change the router ip address.

my wimax modem ip address =
so for the tp-link wr-740 router, I use ip address -

login to your router and change it. if there's any save button, click it. my router prompts me to reboot the router. after a few seconds, the preferred ip address I have chosen is good for use.
(I have hidden my MAC address)

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Well I only noticed this now, when I tried burning the Windows 10 ISO on a DVD. The setup doesn't work, it returns an error. I also tried using Alcohol 120% to burn the image but it also fails with an error. I had a rewritable DVD lying around so I put it on my laptop, tried erasing it but that also fails.

Basically the only thing I can do with the laptops DVD-Rom/burner is reading CDs/DVDs and nothing else. This didn't happen before? I'm really bummed, as I don't know what could be causing this issue. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Hello, when i make a testcall to Skype i hear my voice back, works as it should.. but when i call a real person they do not hear me.It works perfect on my PC with the exact same setup and headset, I have also tried with just the speakers and mic on Chromebook but that does not work either, any suggestions anyone?? 

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This is an ATAPI iHAP122W and my PC is a Dimension 3100C and Windows XP.
I have put a new DVD driver.
My PC is in the floor vertical and when I want to put in or out a disc, the drive moves the fast for me to put it in or take out.
If put the PC horizontal, it works OK.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2038 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 53968 MB, Free - 14543 MB; D: Total - 19045 MB, Free - 18980 MB; F: Total - 238475 MB, Free - 200110 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc. , 0DD332, , ..CN7082166D005I.
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Answer:DVD Drive will not work properly.

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I had currently built a pc for the first time. It all went swell until my moniter displayed: "no signal". I had looked this up and I've tryed everything to prevent it.I had also an extra pair of eyes but they didn't know either. So, I came to the understanding that it might be the parts which might be the down side to this error. My Build:

Zotac 1060 3gb.
AMD Athlon X4-860k CPU, 4 cores, 3.7 - 4GHz.
Kingston HyperX 3k ssd 120gb.
Aerocool 80 plus 600w PSU.
GA-F2A68HM-HD2 gigabyte.
16GB 2x8GB DDR3

(Budget build for the time being)

All the wiring is done correctly and I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I've followed the manual redid some of the steps so I'm just thinking its one of parts but which one?
(I know the cpu is probably bottlenecking but I plan to upgrade it in the future.)

Thanks for reading.

Answer:Does my build work properly?

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have purchased a SOHO broadband router from maplin to connect my pc and my wifesboth pc have win xp pro wife has amd duron 800 over 600mb sdrammy pc has xp2000+ with over gb of ddrcan get both sysyem talking then the system stops and cant connect to the netbroadband provided bt telewestcan any one help or give advicetelewest wont support the routerthanks in advance ray

Answer:cant get router to work properly

Which model router have you, telewest will only work with a cable router not an adsl router.

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Hey Guys

My laptop decided to stop working today :(.

It wont go further then the XP Bootscreen, it just freezes there.
I can get in with safe mode and everything looks fine.
So I reinstalled my OS but I got no luck.

I have updated my Bios but still no luck .

What can it be? I have never seen anthing like this before.

Thanks for your help


Answer:Qosmio F20-137 would not work properly


so, check your RAM with the help of Memtest86, because this sounds like a hardware issue. Or maybe it will better to download a knoppix-live-cd from the internet and try it with this one.
I don?t want to say that you have a hardware failure, you can test it, if you just remove one of your memory modules or exchange the harddisk, to check if one of these components is faulty and causes
the "freeze" of your machine.

If you encounter after all that checks the same problem, then you only the choice to bring your machine to a authorized service partner or your dealer, they have to check your machine then on hardware failures.

Good luck


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Hi everyone,

I am facing some small problem with my built-in web cam. I am using Acer Aspire 5520. My web cam have function of video conference and take pictures manualy by clicking in webcam application. However I just found out recently it didn't work as it should, the application to take manual pics just couldnt load up the web cam, it showed black screen.While in the other hand if I am using it for video conference, it works perfectly.

Any idea how to fix this problem up? I've updated my webcam driver but still no help at all, thank you guys

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My friend has a sony vaio desktop pc which he bought like 2 years ago. The problem is the DVDRW.

It reads original Audio/Video CDs, ORIGINAL DVDs, CD-Rs. But it won't read DVD-Rs. I thought the problem could be the laser beam. Since its 2 years old and used really efficiently, laser beam might be losing its strength?

What other problems could it be? We've formatted hdd and installed windows xp again but it didn't help.

Since its under warranty, should he take it to sony? will they change dvdrw just because its not reading DVD-Rs? Should he try to break it down completely somehow before he takes it to sony?

Any suggestions, ideas, opinions are welcome!


Answer:DVDRW Don't Work Properly

Did it read DVD-r's before? what DVD-R's have your tried? ( brand) also what DVD burning software is installed on the machine?

taking the burner apart will void the warranty.

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I have bought a skylake desktop,everything works fine.
I installed as dual boot windows 7,(to play games that 10 will not)
win 7 installs well, but it will not see ethernet, and all my usb sockets
will not work when I plug in a key drive.
in control panel I enabled everthing in autoplay, still did not work.
I installed a different win 7 disc, got the same result

Answer:windows 7 will not work properly

you will need to load usb drivers and network drivers in windows 7

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i may have deleted some windows programmes and downloaded a virus as i cant get my taskbar to work

DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by User at 4:09:08.47 on 25/02/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.511.88 [GMT 0:00]

AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1296 [VPS 090223-0] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Program Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\AWC.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
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Answer:cant get taskbar to work properly

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until instruc... Read more

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July 5, 2004

AMD Athlon 3200XP+ (2.2GHz - Barton)
ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe Motherboard
- 400MHz FSB
- nForce2 chipset
- Dual DDR 400
Corsair TwinX1024-3200C2PT RAM (2x512)
PNY GeForce FX 5900 AGP (128MB DDR)
Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 2ZS
(2) 80GB Maxtor SATA drives (Raid 0)
Mitsumi 1.44 floppy drive
Sony DWU18A DVD +/- RW 8X
Microsoft Keyboard and IR Mouse
Antec 1080AMG w/420 watt true pwr supply
Windows XP Professional w/ SP1

Current nVidia nVidia GForce2 driver (WHQL)
nVidia graphics driver 53.03
MS DirectX 9.0b

Originally I had an ATI Radeon AIW 9800 Pro graphics card installed. Windows Desktop viewing and television viewing worked fine; however when running MS Flight Simulator 2004 or Rainbow Six
games the system would crash. Either a bluescreen or just exiting back to the desktop. Sometimes it would note there was a serious error and it wanted to send a report to Microsoft. PC is not
connected yet so I've never sent a report.

Replaced the ATI graphics card with a PNY GeForce FX 5900 and completely rebuilt the OS. Again Windows Desktop viewing was okay, however MS Flightsim 2004 and Comanche 4 games would run for about a minute and then crash giving either a bluescreen or error report.

I have removed the SoundBlaster card using instead the onboard audio, and then rebuilt everything - still have same problems. Also I've tried either RAM stick by itself to no avail.

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Answer:Videocard won't work properly

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Hello everyone.

My name is George Sebros and I owe a Toshiba Satellite A300.
The reason why I am posting this new thread is that I need a little help from anyone who knows something about my problem above:
One day, about 2 months ago... I turn on my Satellite A300.
When it logged in, not only none of my icons appeared but also the start menu didn't....
The only thing that appeared in a totally BLACK screen, was my "Documents and Settings" folder which was opened automatically.
There was no way I could find neither the Start menu (I mean the task bar) nor my icons...
So, everytime I closed the Documents and Settings folder that was appeared, the only thing I could see was a black screen....
It was a kind of shock for me and I could not believe in my eyes...

After a few days, I tried the well-known combination "Ctrl+Alt+Del" in order to see what was working and what was not.
Then, I pressed the "FILE" and then "NEW TASK" and finally, I typed the word "explorer" in it.
That was it!! Suddenly, everything turn to normal as like the day before the problem begun. I was happy because with this way, I was able to use my Satellite A300 again!
However, this is an indirect way to make my PC work!
That means that I am still fain to use that indirect way to make the icons and the taskbar appear.
Does it mean that the "explorer.exe" is not working ?
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Answer:Explorer.exe does not work properly.


Seems your Vista is muddled up?
You could try to clean the OS and the registry in order to avoid new OS installation.
Please use the CCLeaner.

I use this tool as well? it free and it cleans the registry and other temporally files.
It helps really!

But if the OS will still not work as it should then you should try a new installation?
Of course this procedure is drastically because the HDD would be formatted but at the other hand you will get a clean and fully functional OS

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I recently installed a new 60GB SSD to handle gaming better, and I kept my old HDD for storage. To handle transferring my OS to it I used a program called "Migrate OS to SSD". When I did the transfer I only moved my Windows directory, and now when I start up I get an error message saying my user account was not loaded properly. I also cannot get any of my internet browsers to connect to the internet either. The only reason I added this SSD was for gaming. I am to the point where I am thinking it might be easier just to wipe both hard drives and re-install windows onto the SSD. Also, some of the programs that were left on the old HD are not working now, but I don't know if it is because I do not have admin rights or not because my profile won't load. Thanks for any help.

Answer:Trying to get OS migration to work properly


Is the SSD too small for a complete clone of the system?

If not, clone the old drive onto the SSD, when that is up & running, wipe the old drive & use it for storage.

Else you need to start again with the system & use extra space & install your programs to a storage drive (Old one or another). OK?

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For a couple of days I cannot open messages anymore, either send messages.
Opening the messages: The "hand" comes out but the opening does not take place.
Sending messages: I can open the NEW tag but noway to put an address.

However emails continue to arrive as usual but of course they are piling up as I cannot,
open them.
Anyone can help fix that ?
Thanks a lot.

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VLC is fine, but why does Windows Media Player have problems? It always closes and says it encountered a problem playing the file. It only seems that .mkv files is the issue. Avi files etc, seem perfectly fine. Anyone else have same problems or a way of resolving the issue? Not that it's major, but still annoying!

Answer:.MKV files don't work properly with WMP?

VLC has buitin codec to play MKV. Wmp doesn't. To play MKV file with WMP, you'd need to install some third party Codecs such as:
Shark007: Windows 10 codecs - Windows 8.1 codecs - Windows 7 codecs or
Download K-Lite Mega Codec Pack 12.2.5

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For some reason on my two computers that run windows 10, I am not able to connect to ANY VPN server that is not hosted in the US, I am dumbfounded as pretty much I am the ONLY one with this problem and have no idea where to go for help. Mind you, on my phone all VPN'S work regardless of location. Also, I switch networks every week back and forth with the same problem on both networks, so I do not think it is a network issue? Anyways please help me in my struggles.

OS: windows 10
VPN used: VPN gate

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I've downloaded an album in MP3 format from Amazon, and have burned it to a CD. I've done this successfully many times before, and I have a CD player that will play MP3 format music.But this time the CD refuses to behave normally. I've tried three times to create a useable one, but each time the player has had problems with it.First, the CD player clicks and stops and starts for maybe a minute or more. Then a track number appear in the display, but no sound is audible. Randomly, one or two tracks will play successfully, but then the next one won't. It all seems completely random and changes every time I try to play the CD.I run Windows 7. I'm using good-quality (TDK) disks, and I've tried burning with Windows Media Player and with CDBurnerXP - they give equally unsatisfactory results.The album plays completely normally on my MP3 player. Any ideas on why the CD version is a problem, please?

Answer:MP3 album won't work properly on a CD

Burn an Audio CD from whatever Media player you use on you PC.This will convert the MP3 to standard tracks.

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Hi, after a few minutes of usage, or moving the PC while running. Causes the screen to go black with dottes of colour on..

After that the comp. either shutsdown, and the little lights that shows if the PC gets power starts to blink.
Allthough, i removed the battery and im using only the power from the adapter. And then it works fine, but that means i cant move the pc, or it will shut down.
Do i need a new battery? And if i do, where do i get it?

If anyone has had the same problem as me, how did you solve it? (im from sweden btw)

Thank you, (sorry for the bad english><)

Answer:Qosmio F20 does not work properly

Hi there,

it sounds strange, I never heard that a battery would be the cause for such error. Maybe it would be interesting if you can reproduce the
error when attaching the battery back to the machine. If the error appears again, try first to update the bios to the newest available and
if the error persists, bring your machine to a local service partner.

I think maybe it?s a hardware-related problem, but I cannot tell you securely if yes or not.

If you need really a servicepartner, then follow this link to find the nearest available in your country:


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I've got a 10/100 wireless router, and a planning on getting a gigabit unmanaged switch connected to one of the router's ports. To the gigabit switch, I will have 2 PC's each with gigabit NIC's.

Will the 2 PC's connected via the switch have full gigabit transfer speed, or does the traffic need to go through the 10/100 router, introducing a bottleneck?

Answer:Will this configuration work properly?

They will get full gigabit connectivity, the only time you will traverse the router is when you want to be getting out to the internet.

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Im having "issues" with playing DVD's and CD's on the internal DVD/CD drive on my Equium M50-192
While playing DVD's the images stutter and the audio is very slightly out of sync with the video. When playing CD's, they play slow.

Have tried various players (Nero, Intervideo etc) and all seem the same.
Have also tried an external drive and this seems to solve the problem for 99% of the time with DVD's (still get the occasional stutter) and CD's play OK.

Has anybody got any ideas?


Answer:ODD on Equium M50 does not work properly

Hi there,

it sounds like your ODD has a hardware problem which needs to be fixed by an toshiba technician which means you must bring your machine to an authorized service partner.

So I suggest you to visit the following link:

Pick your ASP which is the nearest in your region and then let them do the rest.


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I am a hold off and planned to keep Windows 7 to EOL in 2020. I recently did a Windows 7 to 10 upgrade for a friend and was so delighted with it that I now updated my own system to Windows 10. Very smooth install, update a few drivers and some programs, but working very well. Except for Mail.

What kind of joke is this Windows 7 Mail? It has to be the prettiest mail client I ever used, and the most inept and useless one at that. I install my AT&T email accounts and they configure nicely, but some never sync. I send myself some test mails, they never arrive but do arrive on my Android phone. There is no contact list, but typing a few bits into the To: line offers contact suggestions. This AT&T account I use most for friends and when I get, say, 2 emails and read them, they are gone! I must have hundreds or thousands of old emails, yet NONE show on Win10 email. Nothing to see. I used my Live 2012 server settings for win10 mail, did not work, says outdated settings. One hour later, "Not synced yet". Blue dots moving, no significant data downloading. No way to use with One Drive so I imagine sending 6 full size high res images will be a thing of the past. The gmail account synced well, I have mail going back to 2011 in that folder. My GoDaddy domain name email is working and showing past mail.

I will send a test mail from AT&T account to yahoo account to see if I can even send mail. Syncing, up to date, message present. Yahoo inbox somewhat full but I neve... Read more

Answer:Win 10 Mail, does any of it work properly?

Thunderbird. I went independent of MS after they swapped from Outlook Express to Win Mail then took that away (some of that is STILL there in Win 10!). MS wanted to play 'now you see it, now you don't' with email clients, and I just didn't want to play any more.

Too tiresome working out how to move their randomly distributed email client data around.

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After Microsoft automatically changed my Hotmail to Outlook, I started to have problems. When I click "Contact Us" on a commercial website, it states "Sorry, there seems to be a problem with Hotmail right now". I've tried numerous corrective solutions (including switching back to Hotmail), but nothing works. When someone sends me a pic and then I forward it to another party, the pic shows up blank on the recipient's email. I'm using Internet Explorer 8. HELP??Wellgo

Answer:Hotmail won't work properly

Hi,I would suggest you to try another browser like chrome, Firefox etc. and check if the issue occurs on this browser or not.Thanks & RegardsDebbie B#iworkfordell

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For some reason, my LAN is not working for gaming. I CAN connect to the internet to play games online, like through and Westwood Online (for Warcraft 3 and Renegade), but I cannot seem to play on Local Area Network with any of my games except for Half-Life: Counter-Strike 1.0 (NOT the steam version). I can also access the shared documents folders on my other computers, but the games will just not work unless it's Counter-Strike 1.0.

I have just recently manually uninstalled Windows OneCare Live after a virus removal(in accordance with the instructions from, except for 2 folders inside called:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\ClientSD" and
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows OneCare Live\Database"
Inside the Database folder are six files, but I cannot access the Client SD folder. When I try to remove them, I get a message that says I cannot remove them due to write protection or current usage.

I'm pretty sure that Windows Live OneCare is the issue in not being able to play on LAN, since I could play games on LAN up until Windows OneCare Live's installation, but I am not getting any "This program is being blocked" notifications from OneCare or Windows firewall.

OS: Windows XP Professional, Version 2002, Service Pack 2
I also have both IPX and TCP/IP protocols installed on my machine, if that even matters.

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Answer:Question: How can I get my LAN to work properly?

After I searched around for a while, I came across this website called Major Geeks, and it provided me a tool that automatically removed the unremovable remnants of OneCare. Here is the URL to download the auto-uninstall tool:

Major Geeks OneCare removal utility

Special thanks to these guys that I searched for. Now my LAN games are running just like they were before I had OneCare.

NOTE: Be sure to unplug/disconnect yourself from the internet whilst you run the application, as Windows Firewall is temporarily deactivated, and you are prompted to restart the computer when the removal is finished.

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 My device's fingerprint doesn't work properly with windows 10.Please give me a sollution.

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Well I only noticed this now, when I tried burning the Windows 10 ISO on a DVD. The setup doesn't work, it returns an error. I also tried using Alcohol 120% to burn the image but it also fails with an error. I had a rewritable DVD lying around so I put it on my laptop, tried erasing it but that also fails.

Basically the only thing I can do with the laptops DVD-Rom/burner is reading CDs/DVDs and nothing else. This didn't happen before? I'm really bummed, as I don't know what could be causing this issue. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Hello all :) About 3 months ago I downloaded a RC to try W7 out and I had a problem with MSN, which froze for about 2 seconds whenever I tried to open up a conversation with someone.. I just went back to Vista thinking that this would be fixed in the final version of W7.

But I bought it last week.. installed everything and now I'm having the same problem again. It's just annoying and stupid because I dont get how MSN works slow on a high end PC. Anyway, I had Eset Smart Security installed, I unistalled it and went back to my old version of Nod32 Antivirus, and this seemed to fix the problem somehow for most of the day. Late at night it happened again. I have to close MSN and re open it to fix it for a while it seems..

I'm running a 64 bit OS by the way. Any help is appreciated :(

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i am running asus k40ij laptop wth operating system win 7.but cananot use the webcame properly though life frame2 camera is installed from the driver cd.when i turn on the webcam it shows me horrizonally. my head shows bellow.

Answer:webcam does not work properly

I think this is a problem with your computer itself. Contact ASUS.

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After Microsoft automatically changed my Hotmail to Outlook, I started to have problems. When I click "Contact Us" on a commercial website, it states "Sorry, there seems to be a problem with Hotmail right now". I've tried numerous corrective solutions (including switching back to Hotmail), but nothing works. When someone sends me a pic and then I forward it to another party, the pic shows up blank on the recipient's email. I'm using Internet Explorer 8. HELP??

Answer:Hotmail will not work properly

Clear IE 8's Browser Cache: How to Clear Your Browser's Cache (with screenshots) - wikiHow

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i am using a pair of tsunmi speakers, i can hear sound when i dial up, but got no sound on anything else anyone got any suggestions please

Answer:my sound does not work properly

Hello, and welcome to techspot!

We need to know a bit more about your computer. Please fill in as much info as you know in your "profile".

A couple of questions:

1. How long have you had the computer?
2. Did it EVER have sound?

The problem is likely one of two things.

1. You have the volume on mute in your sound settings
2. You don't have the drivers installed.

Do you know how to check to see if it is problem #1?

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Hi im new to this so here i go...

I recently bought Farcry (the first one) for my vista laptop, it says on the box that its vista compatible.
But whenever i boot it up i get a black screen for 5 mins until it eventually works, then every time it loads (at beginning of level or when i die) i have to wait 3 mins for it to start to load and then 2 mins after its loaded.
This is very irritating, boring etc and is spoiling the game for me. I am very sure i have the lastest drivers and i definetly have the 1.4 patch for Farcry... i really dont know what to do.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

System info:
Windows Vista 32 bit
Model: HP Pavillion dv9700 Notebook PC
Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce 8400M GS
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60 2.00 GHz

Answer:Getting Farcry to work properly

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Hi folks
I recently placed an advert in the paper for my small business, and when someone clicks on the advert, it should bring up a box where readers can email me for more information.
However, I have tried this out myself, and when I click on the advert, a box appears on the screen, and on top of the box it says ‘enter your user name and pass word for the following server’. Underneath, in the same box, there is a sub heading saying
Server: Underneath in the same box, the user name heading appears and my first name automatically is filled in there with a password. (about half a dozen asterisks).
No matter how many times I press the ok button in that box, the box reappears and does not go away. While all this is happening, there appears a larger box in the background which would enable readers to email me there queries for more information etc.
So, at the moment, I am totally confused with why this is happening. More importantly, does that mean I would not be able to accept emails from readers?
By the way, my inbox does except ‘normal’ emails from other users.
Thanks in advance for your response.

Answer:How can I get my emails to work properly?

Difficult to answer without knowing what the "paper" is that you've placed the advert in and the format of the ad. Normally, a link to send an email takes the form...
mailto:[email protected]
...and clicking on it opens a new message window in the user's email program.

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Hello my new PC arrived today from Dell, and i have to say wont load wont load and MSN wont either, i have to say that msn Messenger i mean wont load on my but will on my net passport @ink4-u.

The websites will load in my AOL browser but not my IE!

I am having the same trobule on my other pc as well, but my laptop seems to be fine, any help? Cheers Jay

Answer:IE and MSN dont work properly

Will Firefox load them?

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hiii have installed all drivers properly in my notebook from the hp site.But the 3.5 audio jack supposed to make trouble as though the port connect to the  headfone or audio system,the laptop speakers also sounds provide me a sloution 

Answer:3.5 jack does not work properly

Hi @iarijit, Welcome to the HP Forum! Thank you for becoming a HP Forum member. It is a dynamite location to get help from the community, get suggestions and find what has worked for others. For you have the best experience, here is a link for you to review, should you have any concerns: First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More I grasp that you have updated all the drivers in your notebook, but when you connect a headset/ headphones you hear sound from the laptop speakers also. Have you run the HP Support Assistant to aid with any HP updates? Here is a link to HP Notebook PCs - Troubleshooting Sound Problems with External Speakers and Headsets in Windows 7 that should help to alleviate this issue. Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for. Also, clicking the ?Thumbs Up? below is a great way to say thanks!

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Cpu : AMD FX-6300 Box
gpu : Gigabyte GeForce GTX960 4GB WindForce 2X OC
MotherBoard : Ga-970a-ds3p
pcu: Corsair VS Series VS550 80Plus
Hard Drive : Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal
Ram : HyperX Fury White 8GB DDR3-1333MHz
Case : BitFenix / BitFenix Nova window

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My CD ROM does not work properly because of corrupted drivers. I have tried uninstalling etc. How do you load new drivers or even reformat from the recovery disc when the CD ROM drive won't work?

Seems like catch 22. Anyone help?

Answer:Satellite A30 - CD-ROM does not work properly

If it is really a problem with the drivers for your CD-Rom, you can recover it.

Because you need to boot your Notebook with the Recovery CD/DVD.
This has nothing to do with missing drivers in the Windows Operating System.

And if you can not boot with the Recovery Disc, I would say your Disc drive is broken.

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I am a hold off and planned to keep Windows 7 to EOL in 2020. I recently did a Windows 7 to 10 upgrade for a friend and was so delighted with it that I now updated my own system to Windows 10. Very smooth install, update a few drivers and some programs, but working very well. Except for Mail.

What kind of joke is this Windows 7 Mail? It has to be the prettiest mail client I ever used, and the most inept and useless one at that. I install my AT&T email accounts and they configure nicely, but some never sync. I send myself some test mails, they never arrive but do arrive on my Android phone. There is no contact list, but typing a few bits into the To: line offers contact suggestions. This AT&T account I use most for friends and when I get, say, 2 emails and read them, they are gone! I must have hundreds or thousands of old emails, yet NONE show on Win10 email. Nothing to see. I used my Live 2012 server settings for win10 mail, did not work, says outdated settings. One hour later, "Not synced yet". Blue dots moving, no significant data downloading. No way to use with One Drive so I imagine sending 6 full size high res images will be a thing of the past. The gmail account synced well, I have mail going back to 2011 in that folder. My GoDaddy domain name email is working and showing past mail.

I will send a test mail from AT&T account to yahoo account to see if I can even send mail. Syncing, up to date, message present. Yahoo inbox somewhat full but I neve... Read more

Answer:Win 10 Mail, does any of it work properly?

Thunderbird. I went independent of MS after they swapped from Outlook Express to Win Mail then took that away (some of that is STILL there in Win 10!). MS wanted to play 'now you see it, now you don't' with email clients, and I just didn't want to play any more.

Too tiresome working out how to move their randomly distributed email client data around.

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When i log into my windows xp pro a message pops up saying that windows has recovered from a serious error so i click close because there is nothing else i can do with that window...but it keeps popping up when i close it and within atleast 5-10mins it will log me off and shut down.

It doesn't completely shut down though it goes to some blue screen saying Windows has shut down to keep your computer from being harmed or from losing memory something like that i cant really remember. On the bottom of that message theres is 2 paragraphs. Can anyone help me with this problem ?

Answer:Windows Wont Work Properly

Try disabling the automatically restart on system failure feature. Then you are able to read what messages appear on the blue screen and post that back here for some one to lol at.
Click Start Button

On the Start Menu click Control Panel

When the Control Panel window opens click on the System icon

The system properties window opens

Click the Advanced tab

In the Advanced tab window locate the Start and Recovery section and press the Settings button

When the settings window opens look for the System failure section

Remove the check mark from the Automatically Restart option

Click OK to Exit

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I'm a new user of VOIP. My network connect is Cable modem -> router (Dir 615) -> ATA (SPA122) .
Outbound calls have no problem. But inbound calls sometimes work, sometimes not ( got message: not in service)
Anyone can help?

Answer:inbound calls do not work properly

Tried reversing the routers?

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I just swapped a very old, bad motherboard for a new one of the same model. They're identical, to the point that it's got the same part number printed on both. Only a couple minor details differ - that being the bios version (doesn't really matter anyways), sound controller on original mobo was plastic (this ones black metal but still the same model), and one was made in Mexico while the other comes from Indonesia. Both are "HP Vectra VL400" motherboards.

When I swapped the failed motherboard, for the spare one I purchased. Booting up for the first time all came up well to the desktop. I browsed the computer hard drives without an issue, played a song file, video file, etc. I figured I had finally got my old rig back in working order. Then I tried to shut down the pc, and the screen turned into a static dot style image right after the shutdown message (and didn't shut off the computer). So I had to do a physical shutdown by holding the power button for 5 seconds, and then powered it back up. It booted up to the desktop and all just froze... Obviously something is wrong.

I want to get this working without having to reinstall Windows Xp!

There's actually no motherboard drivers on the support site as you can see here. When I first installed Windows XP many years back, the original motherboard didn't need any separate drivers to work. Windows Xp just set it all up on it's own. I would have thought the operating system would ju... Read more

Answer:Swapped my Motherboard now the OS won't work properly


Have you tried Safe Mode->start->run->type "msconfig"->Startup? Untick everthing that isn't Windows and then see if it will boot to normal Windows.

Good luck...

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I just accidentaly dropped my ps2 off of my desk (2-3 foot high)
and now when i load up the game SOCOM it freezes and my ps2 makes a weird clicking noise, which repeats. What can i do? do i have to send it in? i tried turing disc diag on but that didnt help. Do i realy have to send it in to be repaired?

Answer:PS2 dropped now doesnt work properly

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My A60 notebook has some trouble with its 1394 adapter. The adapter can not start (code 10) frequently. I tried to uninstall the driver ,then reinstall it but doesnt work.
How can i solve the problem

Answer:A60 - 1394 adapter don`t work properly

I saw in another topic that your unit has now the new main board. Remove the device from device manager and restart the unit. After that the port should be recognized properly if not it must be some hardware problem.

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So, I got my latop (Pavilion g series) a few years ago, and I had two stipulations when I was shopping for one: I wanted it to have Windows 7 and not 8, and I wanted it to have a Blu-Ray drive. I eventually found the one I have now (g7-1322nr), which I believe came with an internal Blu-Ray drive added to replace the original DVD one. Fast-forward to this past summer (roughly), when I got hit with the Windows 10 update and decided to go ahead with it, figuring I could revert back to 7 if it screwed up anything or too many important things. Everything was fine, until this past week, when I got a couple new Blurays and went to try them out. 1. I can only get the drive to open some of the time. Sometimes it opens fine, other times I need to repeatedly press the button on it.2. If I put in a disc, it will read the disc some of the time; sometimes it just doesn't do anything, and I go to This PC in the file explorer and it says there's no disc inserted, even when I double click the disc drive or right-click and hit open in my media software. This happens with both BRs and DVDs, but it's a lot more common with BRs.3. When I can get it to where its reading the disc and it's a Bluray, sometimes the menu won't come up at all.4. If I can actually get the movie to play, BR or DVD, the drive will sometimes stop working during the playthrough, and I have to start the whole process over again, as if the drive lost power or rebooted itself or something. I've been getting the distin... Read more

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So I have an X220 Tablet for college, and I've been trying to use skype to make video calls on it.  I can get video signal just fine, but every time I try the sound test service, it says it can't access the sound card.  I've used skype's help stuff and done exactly as they say, and I still can't get it to work.  Any ideas, community? OS is Windows 7.


Go to Solution.

Answer:Skype won't work properly on X220T Win 7

You need the Conexant audio driver update found here:  When I got mine, I ran the Thinkvantage Toolbox and updated everything on mine. The link above will take care of the microphone issue you are having, and you will also definitely need the UltraNav driver update found here:  

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Hi there

I see a load of posts about people running W10 as a VM -- I'm curious to know if it's running OK, whether they can install VMware tools (or vbox additions if they are using vbox) and what version of VMware / vbox are they using.

I can't get VMware tools to install on VMware workstation 10.0.3, IE doesn't work properly and program installs fail so currently my W10 installation is only "fit for the bin" as a Windows VM.

Linux Host is fine -- now I'm going to try it as a NATIVE (Host) installation.

I can't believe I'm the only one on these boards who have had a problem installing this as a VM under windows !!!


Answer:Vmware - anybody got W10 to install and work properly

I posted the below on another thread but thought i would post here too as you have created a new thread for it...

I have ran it in VirtualBox, everything runs fine but no additions therefore it's a little laggy and rubbish screen resolution but all in all it works ok.

I actually got the additions to install running it in compatibility mode as Windows XP SP3 but it had no affect on the VM (Didn't break it but it did't sort the resolution etc...)

I have managed to install a few apps and run chrome in it.

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I have an HP Compag dx2200MT, running XP Pro,SP2, comodo firewall, avast. When I use hibernate the system shuts down as it is supposed to, but then starts up again virtually immediately. only after several hours will it shut down properly. Any suggestions of what I could do to fix this problem, I don't really want to have to return my pc and be without it for weeks. Many thanks.

Answer:hibernate doesn't work properly

Are you permanently connected to the internet?If so, the PC will never hibernate because there will always be activity via your internet connection which prevents hibernation. Try disconnecting and see what happens.If this is not the case, I'll watch this thread with interest because I have a similar problem with my Dell laptop.

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When i press the right arrow key, the screen scrolls to the left and the "cursor" does not move to the cell on the right.

Similarly for other arrow keys.

Answer:Arrow keys do not work properly

Use the Tab key to move from one cell to another. The arrow key will scroll.

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In Windows XP when I go to Start/My Computer I want My Documents to open in a menu. I have tried everything possible and it is set to open in menu but does not work. I think the problem stems from the fact that the folders in My Computer all seem to be shortcuts. When I go to My Docs it says it is on the desktop but it should not be there. When I go to Properties it says it is in C/D&S/myname/mydocs
I hope I have explained this correctly - it was working a couple of weeks ago, but obviously something has made a change to this and it no longer works.
If anyone can offer a suggestion, it would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Start/My Documents does not properly work..

phil18646, I don't know if this is what you mean but got to Start>Control Panel>Folder Options>General tab and select "Use Windows Classic Folders", click Apply/OK.


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I have just bought a Qosmio F20-137 and when I set up the (DVB-T) TV Tuner I had no problems. However when I try to watch TV on Media Center it frequently stutters and loses its signal (about once every 2/3 minutes). I've tried a couple of different (DVB-T) ready aerials but the problem persists.

I thought this was due to the Freeview signal not being strong enough. However I recently bought a ?45 Freecom (DVB-T) usb for my desktop and this rarely if ever stutters or loses its signal. The USB device doesn't work on the Qosmio so I couldn't try it on that.

Does this indicate that there may be something wrong with my Laptop? Or can anyone suggest a possible solution to the problem?


[Edited by: admin on 26-Nov-05 08:32]

Answer:F20-137: TV Tuner doesn't work properly on MCE


Well, it?s a strange issue.
Did you try to watch TV via Qosmio player?
In my opinion you should check if this issue occurs with the Qosmio player.
Please check it.


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Here are the two issues that I have:

1. The switch resets the display settings on one of my two computers each morning when I boot up my two PCs . Whichever computer is started first keeps it's settings but the second computer's display settings go giant sized. This happens everytime. The settings never stay the same for both computers.

2. My switch doesn't seem to like my HP PC. Most of the time the switch won't allow the mouse and keyboard to work with the HP. The mouse and keyboard work great with my eMachines PC.

Any ideas or should I just exchange this KVM for another?

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right guys, this thread is similar to the thread 'no games work??' in the games forum but the problem is specific to me now.

as u may know, i keep getting crashes within high performance games. i finally sloved the problem down to high settings. so naturally i turned down the settings. however this revealed another problem. in both games i tried, SWAT 4 and F.E.A.R, after i turned down the settings, i noticed that the games started showing green pixeliations. gradually this got worse right until the whole screen goes green and i cant see anything anymore. at this point ive got no other choice but to exit the game fully. below is a pic and vid (in the zip file) to show u wat i mean.

what do i do guys? i need to slove this. is it a gfx card problem or drivers?

Answer:games wont work properly

whats your pc specifications?

Have you tried updating/different drivers?

Checked for any errors with directx?

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my videos only go to like 30 secouds then stop im not sure if it is a virus but can u help

Answer:videos wont work properly

more specification plz?what player did you use?have you try different player?winamp,real player?windows media player?power dvd?check you video setting

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I experience the following annoying problems with USB3.0:

When I plug in a USB 3.0 device, one of my other plugged USB 2.0 devices will disconnect/fail. That was with my old laptop (ASUS N71JQ)... I have a new PC today (Brix GB-BXBT-2807) and I was really looking forward to leaving the problems behind. However, this new PC has similar/same USB 3.0 problems; when I connect a USB 3.0 device to the USB 3.0 port, WiFi usually drops out completely. It is as if the system does not have enough power (?) to run a USB 3.0 device and the WiFi card simultaneously?

It is not just one USB 3.0 device I have tried; I have a USB 3.0 external powered 2TB Seagate hard drive, and a USB 3.0 Flash drive (32BG KingMax). Both give the same problems.

Is USB 3.0 simply not fit for purpose???

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:USB3.0 is flawed? Never seems to work properly.

Is there a power profile setting? If so I would try Performance Profile if that is not already the default.

Also in Device Manager see if the USB has any option set to "allow to be shut off to save power" or words to that effect.

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I tried to use new branded ?R-Driver III? USB 2.0 TO SATA IDE CABLE device with Laptop HD IDE and Desktop HD IDE (once at a time) but it did not show me the HD , although I checked Disk Management (each one at a time)

I thought the problem with ? R-Driver III ?, about another one branded as Ritmo

Still the same problem is going on with both Hard Disks (external power source is used for 3.5 HD not 2.5,,,,,,,,I can hear spinning for 3.5 but not for 2.5)

I jumpered HD3.5 as master then slave,,,still I can not access it

Both hard disks are working if I hook them into a computer

The device that I was talking about is same as in the link below

Technology: R-Driver III USB 2.0 to SATA IDE Cable

Any thought would be appreciated


Answer:USB 2.0 TO SATA IDE CABLE does not work properly

It was suggested in the link you posted to make sure the cables and power were plugged into the drives BEFORE turning on the pc. Did you do that?

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If this has been posted before my apologies. Incompatible Applications

Answer:List Of Programs That May Not Work Properly With XP SP2

Hi kaotic
We do have a posting on this topic so i will close this one for now


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I have a Satellite A200-1AI but it can no longer find the CD/DVD.

The operating system is Vista home premium. The Control panel highlights the problem as
"Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)".


Any ideas?

Answer:CD/DVD does not work properly on Satellite A200-1AI


maybe you should repair your registry? I suggest you the following:

- Download a registry cleaning program (just google for "registry cleaning") and perform a full cleanup.
- Remove all burning software and any other media related software like codecs, DVD-player, etc..
- Then go into device manager and remove your DVD. Just completely install the device, so windows should reinstall the next time.
- Before you restart the machine perform a registry clean once again, then restart your machine.

Windows should recognize the drive properly and reinstall it. After this it should work properly again.

Would appreciate some feedback.


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Sometimes, windows thinks the ctrl key is stuck on. The only way of clearing it is if I reboot the system. It is getting more consistant, the more I use the laptop, and is a great nuesance

Answer:Satellite A30 - CTRL key don`t work properly

Hello Ewan

It must be some malfunction. Maybe is the contact really ?stuck on?. You can try to remove the plastic part and clean the contact or contact the service partner if there is no success. Be careful because all parts are very sensible and it can be damaged.

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Hey everyone,
I kinda have a problem with my otherwise satisfactory new laptop.
The only thing that doesn't work (except some progs) in Vista is my tv out.

After many hours spent trawling the net, i came upon some different solutions, but none worked.
The A100-812 has a geforce Go7600 that has a tv out svhs plug.
I first tried hooking it up to my tv through my old cinch cable. It took me 2 days before i gave up and bought a brand new svhs cable. That cable now works, and after a hell of a lot of fixing,

I finally have a working tv. Except that its black and white. I used the right click-> NVIDIA control panel, and changed the signal. I live in the netherlands, where B/PAL is the norm. But even while trying all the different types of signals i dont get any color.

Anybody else had this problem and solved it? I downloaded the latestet drivers from nvidia, and I'm getting desperate, i bought the laptop for it to work!
Any suggestion is more than welcome.

Answer:TV-out does not work properly with my new Satellite A100-812

Hi there,

the problem is, that the nvidia drivers are still not final. I have a A100 and desktop system and both systems have problems with tv-out. So, it?s probably a clear driver issue.
After lots of investigation I found many postings in the nvidia forum where users are desperate and angry about that issue.
So, the only choice is to change to XP till nvidia will release some working drivers... that?s my way.

Cheers from a disappointed nvidia user

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I moved to Linux (Kubuntu) and have such problem: my "down arrow" key spams itself. :| I tried Debian and Knoppix, but result was the same.

I posted it in this section cuz I think it's hardware bug, not Linux's.

I was able to stop spamming with pressing another arrow key. But when I changed some keyboard's settings (NumPad options), it started "presssing" down ifinitly. :( Work with my laptop is impossible/ :E

How can I solve this stupid bug?

Answer:Keyboard of Qosmio F30 does not work properly

Hi there,

did you already tried to connect a external keyboard to the machine to check if you get the same problem?

Otherwise, I guess it?s a hardware related problem. So if you got still warranty on your machine you should contact a service partner for a hardware checkup on your system.

Btw. here?s a link to a ASP locator (Authorized service partner) if you would like to bring your machine to repair:


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I have a satellite A30 - 921, but for some reason the cd/dvd has stopped working. In Drivers folder it says "driver corrupt/missing. (Error code 39). It will not roll-back or update either. Do i need to download the driver ( it is Toshiba dvd-rom SD-R6112) again & if so how/where? I cant use the recovery or installation disc as it wont read the drive. Any ideas pls.

Answer:CD/DVD drive of Satellite A30 does not work properly

So, you want to tell that your CD/DVD-drive is defective and you cannot read from it nor recover your system.
To download drivers you should take a look here:

Otherwise I suggest you to bring your machine to an authorized service partner for a hardwarecheckup. If your drive is really defective then it should be replaced.
If you need some help to find a service partner, then click on this link to find the nearest available ASP in your country:


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