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On google.com when I click on the mic for 'Search by voice', I get an error saying 'No Internet connection' as can be seen in the below screenshot.

I have the latest version of Chrome (Version 58.0.3029.110 (64-bit)) on Windows 10 Dell XPS15. I have tried both incognito and normal modes to no avail. I tried googling this and have seen multiple people with the same problem but no solution. Any help would be much appreciated.

I have a Lenovo G50-45. I want to upgrade my hard drive to a solid state drive. Here are the current specs on the laptop:AMD - A6 6310 w AMD Radeon R4 Graphics - 1.8  GHzRAM - 8 gb Can it be done and if so what recommended solid state drive would you use? Thank you in advance. 
I recently did a big update, which involved updating the BIOS (from version 1.91 to 1.93). Since then the speakers on the tablet, and headphones when attached, no longer produce sound. Sound works okay from the keyboard speakers. I've tried updating the driver (intel smart sound technology), as well as rolling back, uninstalling and reinstalling the driver. Nothing has worked so far. My best guess is that the BIOS update is responsible, since the tablet speakers and headphones also no longer work in linux, but did before the update. Has anyone else experienced this? Any suggestions for a fix to try before downgrading the bios would be highly appreciated.
My T500 has bluetooth and firewire but nothing is even seen in the device manager. I was hoping to resurect bluetooth so i can use my phone and other devices with this machine more effectively. I believe the BT 2.1 EDR is Intel's but I have not found any driver or software to enable it  
here is what is asked for help with BSOD. Please Help

Can't attach perfmon /report "says An Error occurred while attempting to generate the report. the Data collector set or one of its dependencies is already in use.

windows 7 Home Premium "Original" and Only as far as I know

64 bit operating System

I bought it from a guy on Craigslist.

Desktop Dell Optiplex 755

2008 so it is 9 years old

Hoping the dxdiag report helps

Happy Memorial Day Everyone!!!!
I'm confused with my brand new optical disc drive LG SuperMulti GH24NSD1. Is it normal noise (like a floppy drive and then some knocks) for ODD when boot up/startup my PC?

Just look at this video but watch it on headphones or turn up the volume:


Thanks for all replies.
The last week or so, I've been having an intermittent problem with the mouse (wired Logitech optical M100) The cursor moves okay, but sometimes cannot drag and drop or highlight text on message boards to edit or manipulate graphics. I've noticed this mostly when playing MS Solitaire (sometimes can't pick up cards to move only after several attempts). It also happens when trying to edit photos in MS Paint - cursor will not drag across work area. I also maintain a Web page for a local civic group on Weebly and have had problems trying to edit the text and drag photos onto it using their tools. It these situations, it will usually work after several attempts to drag and drop, or if I move it VERY SLOWLY. I tried unplugging it and using another USB. It said "Searching for drivers" for a few minutes, then "The device is ready to use", but this didn't solve the problem. I looked for a solution and somewhere it suggested that when it happens, to hold down the left mouse button and press the ESC key. This is not help. My system is a desktop using Windows 7 - 64 bit as the OS. To my knowledge, nothing has changed and I have not downloaded anything but MSE and MalwareBytes updates. Attached are some screen shots of mouse-related data. Any suggestions?
Hey guys I was wondering what you guys would recommend for a two factor authentication login solution. I'm looking for something that's simple and saves time, not take more time to authenticate.
Last night I was just on my laptop and watching youtube videos and i clicked another video and this page showed up

so at first, I assumed my internet went down but when it said I was connected and had 5 bar wifi I was confused, I sent somebody a message on skype and it sent straight away and I also received a message back, after searching around a bit I was told to go to chrome settings, advanced settings, change proxy settings, LAN settings and disable "connect to a proxy server" I did this and it was temporarily fixed and I was fine, then it happened again and going back to the settings I noticed the box I had ticked had reticked itself. I have followed youtube videos that have gone into safe mode and done certain things and searched for malware using MalwareBytes and AVG, threats have came up and been quarantined and I have removed these from my system but the problem still persists, it's getting so frustrating I can only access the internet for short amounts of time and every solution I have tried doesn't work, it just ends up automatically reticking itself...
Hi everyone!Is there any info regarding the installation of drivers required to use Bluetooth and mobile broadband module on X301 running Windows 10? Unfortunately, couldn't find any working ones. Both Bluetooth and Mobile Internet capabilities seem not to be implemented in the system at all.  Thanks for your replies!  PS; Would the above-mentioned features work on Ubuntu 17?
Hi to all the Lenovo forum users from Italy.this is my first post here, hopefully someone will be able to help me.I have bought a beautiful ThinkPad P50, and have added a Samsung 960 PCIe SSD disk to the default configuration.The disk is detected in the BIOS and shows up in the F12 boot device list. However, from time to time I need a method to disable the PCIe or SATA disk from the BIOS. My problem is that my installation automated procedure via kickstart tries to install on the first detected disk, whichever it is and somethimes this leads to installation problems. Is there a method to disable the bus controller of the disks via the BIOS? Cannot seem to find it.. thank a lot for any hints. Marcello
Hello! Due to a problem during Windows-10 update installation, my Lenovo Y50-70 Touch Laptop suddenly would no longer boot.  This required several days of working with Microsoft and finally reformatting the laptop & reloading Windows, all software, restore of documents, etc.  Unfortunately I'm now trying to find the Lenovo preinstalled software & utilities that came with Y50-70.  Such as:Update utilityPower ManagementSettings (Where you could manage your camera, etc.)I've found the download page for Drivers, but nothing for preinstalled software/utilities.  And since the laptop is a couple of years out of warranty I cant find a support link that doesn't cost $$$If anyone could help me.. It'd be appreciated! Thanks!Bill

My turn in the forum...

So taskeng.exe keeps popping up every 10 minutes or so. Seems to be
blank, just annoying, and I am sure I have some sort of malware infected.

Crazy thing, is I have tried DL'ing things like Microsoft Security Essentials,
Microsoft Safety Scanner, as well as other anti-malware software from 3rd party sites, and I cannot DL ANYTHING! It starts, but then goes nowhere.

2 ideas, that may help someone diagnose my problem.

1) McAfee is sending "about to expire" notices, even though I never bought,
or activated their software. (it was preloaded) I am using 360 Total Security
for what it's worth.

2) I recently DL'd a few MP3s. (I know, probably the villain...)

Windows 7 Professional - 64 bit - SP1

Thanks in advance!!
It detected these PUP's: Amonetize, BetterAds, InstallCore, OpenCandy, WeatherBuddy, Downloader, BundleInstaller, StartPage, PrxySvrRST.
For adware, it came up with IStartSurf, PrxySvrRST.
I put them into quaratine and I am worried if the PC is infected.
I have a Satellite P55W running Windows 10 Home. When I "shut down" the laptop, everything appears to shut down normally, but the on/off light stays on, and then machine will not start up again unless I manually force the the final shut down by pressing and holding the on/off button.

Anyone have a fix for this problem.?

Thanks and regards.
How can i stream cable tv channels to a website or lan connection with device/software. I was thinking live cable tv shows to my website with device or maybe with software. Please help me on this issue. Professional advice needed.
Hay guys, so I've had a pretty trying time with this and I fear I've atracked a hacker.

So let be just start from this morning, Id notice I was having a few odd things happen on my laptop, so being a guy that went to ITT tech till they closed and left me with useless credits, I started to dig into it. The odd things where personal files disappearing, access denied In command prop or for some network settings even though I'm the full owner and admin, and over all fishy behavior. Well having enough I though I check it out, started looking for a 3rd party remote program or some other hidden lead. Will I did find what I was looking for because once I stared to weed out programs and useing some Microsoft tools, things started to get glitchy fast, so seeing as I got my phroof I went to my cleaner and started to wipe my personal photos and documents with a heavey 7 wipe. They did not like that, my chrome page went al snap and froze, then I tired my start bar nothing, turn off the WiFi on my computer nothing, I still had a few tools that where open so I tried to fight back, but of course everything I tried was access denied and this application ran into a problem. So I gave up, I did not want to just shut her down cuz then he'd be waiting when I got back on, so I had my avast still open and it seemed that who ever it was did not yet have full control over it, so I turned on boot scan and resset her. I have the sineactivity set to the highet it go already so I hop... Read more
Hallo to all,

time for a new Config. and that one is a little of an overkill but still offers very good protection.

ATTENTION: The Infrastructure is a little different since the configuration is not normal for daily users! RAM: 16GB

For this Setup you need two NIC Cards and a Router / Switch that supports VLAN plus a little knowledge on Sub-netting for minimum Host /30 Network

What was my intention? Splitting the Network in two parts - One for the Hostsystem and one for VMWare. The Job of the VM-Image is Internet Browsing it has a Windows10 with local user (No Admin) Creators Update AV is Windows Defender with all Windows Settings Maxed - Smartscrenn, UAC and so on... plus VoodooShield - Windows Firewall configured that only allows HTTP and HTTPS from Firefox.

The Host-System is locked down with Kaspersky IS 2017 and configured that Applications have to be trusted to run properly. All browsers are Deactivated or Blocked by Rules (Hostsystem). This config. will have issues for Applications that use Browserhooks to run. (Gamelaunchers) If so a Rule is created for the Application to run properly and only for that type of Application.

Since the two systems are unknown from each other via VLAN those two are isolated in case something happens.

For the convenience of Browsing I use the Unity Mode in VMWare to have a nice experience.

(VMWare) No ShareFolders or Clipboard connection - Files are Shared via Router NAS function - USB Drive

What u guyz say about my config.?

B... Read more
hi i was getting some popups on my browsers so i just search and find the solution with adwcleaner i ran it clean the pc but after restart my whole system is not able to get internet access its showing the access on network location other devices working fine also i tried many step after researching but none works

i tridd resetting winsock
i tried zoek but not works
there is no proxy on settings please help me out below i posted my adwcleaner and zoek logs
I have run scans on McAfee LiveSafe. It doesn't detect anything.

Thank you so much in advance!!

All the best,
Hi everyone,

new beta version 17.5.2297 is released.
What's new:

New Firewall profile selection toaster instead of dialog (when connecting to a new network)
New toasters (in CEF) for scan, game mode, secure line
Notification counter in tray icon
Redesigned notification/problem center and dashboard
Fixed several setup crashes during program update
Download links:
BETA testing - Overview & Download links
Enjoy this beta!
We are looking forward to your feedback.
Today at Computex, ASUS introduced a stunning line-up of thin and light ZenBook and VivoBook laptops powered by Windows 10 built to boost productivity and give you the best-ever computing experience. The new laptop line-up lights up some of the best of Windows 10 ? including your digital personal assistant Cortana*, Windows Hello for fast and secure login, Windows Ink for drawing in the Photos app or adding notes to your map, comprehensive protection with Windows Defender and more.

Let?s take a look at these devices:

ZenBook Flip S (UX370) with Windows 10
ASUS ZenBook Flip S combines sophistication with the convenience and versatility of a 360° display at only 10.9 mm thin and 1.1 kg light.
Up to a 7th Generation i7-7500U processor and an ultrafast 1TB PCIe SSD to allow you to sail through everyday computing tasks with ease.
New cooling system using state-of-the-art components including a liquid-crystal-polymer fan impeller that?s just 0.3 mm thin.
The up to 4K UHD multitouch NanoEdge display on ZenBook Flip S supports an active stylus, combining an amazing visual experience with the convenience of effortless and intuitive interactivity.
Fingerprint sensor for instant one-touch login via Windows Hello in either laptop or tablet mode

Pricing and Availability: ASUS ZenBook Flip S starts from USD$1,099, and will be available this summer

ZenBook Pro (UX550) with Windows 10
ASUS ZenBook Pro is the thinnest, lightest and most powerful ZenBook Pro ever, offering a w... Read more
For some strange reason my screen is split in to two parts. Two photos and icons in each half. How can I get it back to original form?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4170 CPU @ 3.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8117 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4400, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 451 GB (402 GB Free); D: 13 GB (1 GB Free); H: 931 GB (890 GB Free); I: 55 GB (2 GB Free); K: 465 GB (409 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP, 2B5B
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
Hello. My Flex 3-1470 is having display problems. At first, I thought that the screen was simply not working, but this morning I realized that it actually is, but is very dim. I would think this means the backlight isn't working, but it appears that there actually is some backlight, as the brightness rapidly changes (once or twice every second) but always remains very dim. Brightness ranges between "completely off, I think" and "can just about read the text in the BIOS", with lots of stages in between. It jumps between these stages of different brightness at random. I have discovered that pressing F9 (the screen disable key) will cause the screen to briefly light up correctly (for maybe 100 milliseconds or so) before going back to the dim, constantly changing brightness. Brightness keys do nothing. Is this a problem with the backlight inverter? Is the inverter a separate board on this model, or is it built into the motherboard? Or is the display itself broken? The model ID is 80jk00fecf. Thanks!
Hi,I work on 2 computer, a laptop Lenovo P50 and a Lenovo C30.I use some cloud hard drive (Google Drive/Hubic/DropBox) to have my files in both support but i got often problems with synchronisation (file make duplication and after i can make mistake and take not the last one...).I have Outlook on my C30 and i read my mail form the web interface (https://email.1and1.fr) on the P50. But i don't have all the mail on my P50 and i don't have the mail i send with the C30 (and inverse too).What can i do for this problem ? Maybe a NAS could replace the GoogleDrive/Hubic ? Or can i have one computer virtually on both C30/P50. When i open the P50 or C30, i got the same configuration ? (Virtual desktop maybe) ?I need some help.Thanks
Hello guys

Acer Aspire Laptop. W10

I had my Laptop on and it was taking a very long time to open a programme so I forced it to close.
When I turned it back on I find that a scanned document is now open in large letters on the entire screen with the Desktop icons above. In effect a screen spread above a screen. That document was scanned about 18 months ago.

I found the document in the Scanned Documents folder and deleted it, turned the computer off normally, and back on again, expecting to see the screen back to normal.

It is just the same, no change.

Any idea how to rectify this, please.

Thank you


Issue came up and my only memory is that I updated NVidia drivers (382.33). Keeps alt tabbing me from games for just a second, pretty annoying.

Please find attached analysis reports if anyone wants to review.

Hi, can you help me?

Today I installed the Hitman Pro 3.7.20 and haven't been successful in going through. I got an activation error. I opened the firewall in my computer and I don?t know what to do next. Any solutions over there?

Hitman Pro 3.7.20- Build 286

An error occred during the activation process (error code:24). Firewall software on your computer might be blocking the hitmanPro35.exe application. Please update your firewall rules to trust this application

(full network access).
Hi all,
So a good while ago my computer started to play up.  I have tried to fix it for some time. 
Currently, the computer will just about limp into windows but before long it will freeze up and I will be told windows explorer has stopped responding.  I should also note that in most cases there is a black screen for some time after the windows welcome
screen.  I have done system restore back to the earliest date (only one that would work).  Whilst windows is installed on the SSD, i think the secondary HDD is causing some issues and might have failed.  It shows up in BIOS but I cannot obtain
any properties in windows (computer), i just get the loading circle anytime i click on it and then making any other button unresponsive.
Safe mode does work eventually, although it hangs on pnp.sys for a while before actually working.  System is still very temperamental in safe mode.
Last time i tried disconnecting the second HDD entirely, I recall not being able to enter windows at all. 
Any help please?  Thanks
EDIT - I have also noticed the GPU is getting very hot, the fan working on max.
SYS specs:
AMD Phenom II
8gb ram (DDR2)
250gb ssd
AMD 5770 in crossfire
I have isolated an issue to the Protocol Level as it happens whenever I connect to IRC using mIRC, xchat, or heXchat. I am connecting and Identifying with a nickserv on multiple networks, but then I see in the task bar a warning icon next to my Network Icon (Win7). What can I do to diagnose whether this is a failure in my Router, my Networking Card, or something else entirely?
I have an HP Pavillion P7-1240 with a 1TB SATA HDD that has failed. It gives us a failed to mount boot sector when starting. I believe from what I am told that the machine came with Windows 8.1 and was subsequently upgraded to Windows 10 Home when that free upgrade was available. My recovery media is therefore for Windows 8, and since the owner does not have any backups (the external backup drive was also found faulty) , my hope is to refresh windows10 by installing it back on the system and maintaining my files.

Sort of like the refresh we could do in past windows versions by reloading only the os.

Is this possible with Windows 10 and if so how do I proceed?

I recently tried to clean the dust off my xbox 360 power supply by opening it up and removing the dust. Now when I turn on my xbox360 the power supply gets very hot. We're talking about 90°C/194F here, scorching hot to the touch.

I have removed the dust that was clogged inside, including dust from the fan.
Problem: when prying open the power supply some of the thermal paste came off on my skin
Now, I don't know why the power supply is this hot. I don't know if it's because of the games I'm playing or because I incorrectly remounted it back together.

Should I re-apply thermal paste? Any ideas on this one?
I've got a T460s running Linux.  I want to install the firmware update that patches the recent CVE-2017-5689 ME firmware vulnarability.  Lenovo has a page dedicated to that vulnarability, which links to the updated firmware for T460s laptops (Intel Management Engine 11.6 Firmware EXE). Unfortunately, the firmware updater seems to be Windows only.  I do not hold a windows license.  How can I update the firmware? Note: previous firmware updates were possible since those came with .iso-images in addition to .exe files. 
This issue appeared yesterday. Internet wasn't working then the trouble shooter gave me the error; Diagnostic policy server not running.

I've tried starting it from services with no luck and ran a couple of command prompts that had worked for other people (net localgroup Administrators /add networkservice
net localgroup Administrators /add localservice)

Any help appreciated
kind regards
Anyone who is experiencing Command Prompt issues should open a topic here:

Troubleshooting Software - Questions and Help!

There are too many topics with the same problem and it has proven majority of command prompt pop-ups or whatever people experience aren't caused by malware.

Any similar topic will be closed.

If you however have clear signs of malware along with command prompt pop-ups, then feel free to start your topic in malware removal assistance forum.
hi ssl test website kaspersky.com grade c This server uses 64-bit block cipher (3DES / DES / RC2 / IDEA) with modern protocols. Grade capped to C.
Before we run the ATA sizing tool, the customer would like to understand what will be the network bandwidth requirement for a typical ATA setup with 5000 users on a remote site (which is served by 5 DCs)

How often Microsoft releases update for ATA product and what is the average size of these updates to be downloaded from Internet.
I'm unable to change my troubleshooting reports and solutions setting in the action center. Apparently it is locked by a group policy. I've gone into the MMC for services,
turning off the group policy control had no effect. I don't have a clue to adjust from here.
How can I find hidden processes in Windows? Any command or tool?

Thank you.
my wifi is working but when I want turn my laptop to hotspot with using connectify it showing that no wifi adapter I don't know how to solve I thought the problem with wifi driver but after I reinstall the driver then also I'm facing the same problem
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4200M CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8109 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 919 GB (817 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 08NG84
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Enabled and Updated

I am NOT a computer person so please bear with me. I've been using paperport 11 on windows 10 for a long time with no problems and all of a sudden a yellow and blue shield has appeared on the icon and I can no longer open the program. I've right clicked and run the compatibility test which sometimes is telling me to upgrade. I don't understand why.
hello there, so today i've decided to clean my laptop because it has been a long time that i've never clean it for over 1 year,  how can i clean this thing easily? is this because i've never clean my laptop properly?. thank you!
Lenovo Sierra Wireless EM7455 aka. qualcomm snapdragon x7 lte-aHow to enable COM ports on Windows 10 ?Thank you in advance... 

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I want to set up something that will tell me (preferably by email) when someone hits a distinct URL
on my WEB server. Say I give out a WEB site for an issue I'm woring on.
In it I may say something like "For screen shots I have .jpg at
I want to know if they actually went out to that site.  I'm currently using
Microsoft Internet Information Systems, version 6 build 9200, Windows 8.1 enterprise
and it does log this. In my log file,it will have:
2017-04-09 23:37:08 GET /Challenger_rtsp/FL0.jpg - 80 - Mozilla/5.0+(Windows+NT+10.0;+WOW64;+Trident/7.0;+rv:11.0)+like+Gecko

http://www.challengertalk.com/forums/f19/fog-light-replace-2015-challenger-rt-scat-pack-336289/ 200 0 0 2521
I can see when, where and even who actually went to the site.
I have not seen any feature in IIS that does this. One way would be is if
I could call wingrep from a .bat file and pass it parameters to search on,
if found send me an email, I don't think that is possible.
If I knew .NET, (I do Not),  write a script to search each .log file from IIS for a string.
I could use task scheduler to set it up to run regularly.
Any suggestions?

AJ Anning
Hey Guys

I unfortunately have the problem that my Internet Explorer Crashes at start instant without any error Messages. I got a Windows 8.1 64Bit version, where I altered the registry and changed the Install-Path of the programs to my second hard drive. 
I now changed that back but unfortunately Internet Explorer 11 still doesn't start up.  I unfortunately don't have any event log on this, even with altering the registry i don't get any information in my event log (I added the DWORD like descripted here: http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/WindowsTips/Windows7/AdminTips/Miscellaneous/EnablingeventloggingforInternetExplorer.html).
I also tried to do this:

- Reinstalling the Internet Explorer by disabling / enabling the Internet Explorer under Control Panel -> Features
- Starting INternet Explorer without any Addons (iexplore.exe -extoff)
- Checking for Updates
- Reinstalling the newest Update for the INternet Explorer 11

I got an Application Event regarding the Internet Explorer, which may cal help:

Protokollname: Application
Quelle: Application Error
Datum: 23.05.2017 21:43:39
Ereignis-ID: 1000
Ebene: Fehler
Benutzer: Nicht zutreffend
Computer: STORMY
Name der fehlerhaften Anwendung: IEXPLORE.EXE, Version: 11.0.9600.18124, Zeitstempel: 0x5641278d
Name de... Read more
Hello In Diagnostics program to control Fan i have this messageModuleNotSupport 

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Can an X250 be pimped with 9 cell slice & 6 cell + internal?
Hello there, and many many thanks for your time if you try to help me on this issue. It's much appreciated! I've had a Lenovo T450s for a half a year, specs are the following: - Windows 10 Pro x64 build 15063 (clean installed after system restore was stuck and couldn't access windows)- Intel i5-5300U (2.3Ghz).- Intel HD Graphics 5500.- 8GB RAM.- Samsung mz7ln256hchp-000l7 SSD 256GB.- BIOS 1.28 (latest)- Drivers up-to-date, taken from lenovo.com and intel driver update utility.The problem usually happens when a video is playing, music is on, or can be imitated by playing flash games, but can sometimes happen when the laptop is idle. In safe mode there is no problem with it, but once when the laptop was on the sun, it even had a BSOD in safe mode. Temperatures seem to be acceptable, CPU/GPU reaching a maximum of 70 degrees and an average of 40-45.The blue screens are usually connected to the intelppm.sys, ntoskrnl.exe, but sometimes even the netword driver (Netwtw04.sys) or once even the graphics kernel mode driver (igdkmd64.sys). I've run the prime95 test once, it did not cause BSOD and was running the driver verifier as well, which at the beginning was causing errors. I figured there was a problem with the camera driver, which I updated then. The verifier did not cause BSODs after that, but the other activities mentioned still did.I have no idea what is causing the problem, can it be a hardware failure, or is it something else? The worse part of it, that t... Read more

Concerning: auto-Windows Update versus Toshiba TEMPRO

New Toshiba TECRA A580-C (20170517)

Auto-Windows Update: on
Toshiba TEMPRO preinstalled: on

Windows Update shows "Windows is up-to-date"
TEMPRO shows messages to update drivers
But these drivers are older then my purchase date (20170517)!
Some drivers try to delete other software, and I do not know if they also install the replacement software... so will my new portable still work...

I do not trust at this Toshiba TEMPRO system !