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Q: It stopped working

I decided to restart my computer and now all it does when i turn it on it shuts off and on and does not let me do anything. The only thing it says is welcome and then 64% then it turns off and does it again and again and again. This computer is bearly a month old and nothing has happened to it for this to happen. I dont know what to do ? Please help~Thank You

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Preferred Solution: It stopped working

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

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

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

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Hello All. I'm new to the site, and after having been tasked to fix my girlfriends computer. I'm left scratching my head. I don't know what she or her son did to this machine but everything I have tried has not worked. So any help would be greatly appreciated.

Machine - Dell Inspriron INSP1440

OS - Vista 32-bit SP2

Issues -

Cannot start internet browsers outside of safe mode. Every time I have tried I get an APPCRASH Error.

IE - Internet Explorer has stopped working.

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: iexplore.exe
Application Version: 9.0.8112.16421
Application Timestamp: 4d76255d
Fault Module Name: iexplore.exe
Fault Module Version: 9.0.8112.16421
Fault Module Timestamp: 4d76255d
Exception Code: c0000096
Exception Offset: 000026d1
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.2
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: fd00
Additional Information 2: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
Additional Information 3: fd00
Additional Information 4: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160


Firefox - Firefox has Stopped Working

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: firefox.exe
Application Version: 13.0.1.4548
Application Timestamp: 4fda6075
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A:APPCRASH When starting IE and Firefox, DNS Client Has Stopped Working, and Host Process (Rundll32) has stopped working Errors.

Here is the DNS client has stopped working error

DNS Client has stopped working

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: svchost.exe_Dnscache
Application Version: 6.0.6001.18000
Application Timestamp: 47918b89
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.0.6002.18327
Fault Module Timestamp: 4cb73436
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 000250fb
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.2
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 7373
Additional Information 2: 38d9ec761cde35dc7ff9a3014cbc1e9a
Additional Information 3: 007a
Additional Information 4: f2126b35ab5de9a1c961e83e18b5e24b

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this morning i got those 2 errors pop up, and i cannot get into system info, cannot do a system restore
running windows 7
 

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HI,
I'VE INSTTALED WINDOWS 7 PROF.ON MY PC. I M TRYING TO INSTALL WINDOWS7ULTIMATE BY CLICKING ON SETUP.EXE AN ERROR MASSAGE APPEARED SAYING: [WINDOWS INSTALLER HAS STOPPED WORKING] THEN I TRIED TO INSTALL WINDOWS 8 ON MY PC.. BUT THE ERROR MASSAGE APPEARED SAYING SAME THING [WINDOWS INSTALLER HAS STOPPED WORKING] AND ALL OTHER SETUP IN THAT DRIVE ARE SAYING SAME THING.....DON'T KNOW WTTD.....HHHHHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPPP!
I'M IN BIG TROUBLE NOTHING IS GOING TO INSTALL

ERROR
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: setup.exe_Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
Application Version: 6.2.9200.16384
Application Timestamp: 5010a298
Fault Module Name: setup.exe
Fault Module Version: 6.2.9200.16384
Fault Module Timestamp: 5010a298
Exception Code: c0000096
Exception Offset: 000020f4
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

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A:Windows installer has stopped working or setup.exe has stopped working

Hi,

Lets start here:

1. Download and save this tool to your desktop:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

2. Run the tool, and then click 'Copy' - ignore any errors if they appear

3. Use CTRL+V to paste the unedited results of the validation tool here in your next reply

Regards,
Golden

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I get these two error messages every time I start my computer, is there any help? I have an Acer 4810T
 

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Hey, Fellas, I'm back.
Lately when I've tried looking at different folders and files on my hard drives I keep getting "Windows Explorer has stopped working and will restart." It's driving me nuts, I can barely do anything.
Also, same thing with Internet Explorer...I'm getting real sick of Vista's shoddiness..

A:Windows Explorer Stopped Working, Internet Explorer Stopped Working, what DOES work?

Hi,
Have a look at the events log and make a virus scan too.

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My son's Ideapad 110S (purhased Aug 2017) has stopped working, won't charge, but charger does work on his brothers Ideapad 110S. It is completely dead. Does battery need replacing or something else? Thank you for any and all help!

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When I go to open HP MediaSmart, on the drop down menu I click on Video. It opens briefly and about 5 seconds I get the message "HP Media Video has stopped working. A problem stopped the prgram to stop working correctly. Windows will notify me if a solution is available.  I ran the sfc.exe (system file checker tool from microsoft as administrator)  and it passed with result of "windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations".I can play a DVD, i can open my photos but I can't view my videos or load any new ones using HP MediaSmart.I have restarted the computer several times with no help.Any suggestions?

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Hey,
I was wondering if anyone could help me?  I have been having a lot of issues with my computer and using the internet. I keep getting messages such as ‘windows explorer has stopped working ‘and ‘Host process for windows services stopped working’. I haven’t been able to stream videos (with the exception of youtube),  download certain programs and browsing sites is slow.  I remember my computer being fine until a window update but I don’t know if that’s a coincidence or not.  I have tired uninstalling windows explorer and system restore to no avail.
I would really appreciate any help or advice.
Here is a report for one of the error messages I received.
Description:
  A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
 
Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:                           AppHangXProcB1
  Application Name:                                iexplore.exe
  Application Version:                             10.0.9200.16686
  Application Timestamp:&... Read more

A:Windows explorer has stopped working / Host process for windows services stopped

Do things get better if you boot into Safe Mode with Networking?

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Hello:
The mouse started to stray and stopped working in the middle of doing something, i.e. eBay, typing word and etc. which is very annoying and first of all, I lose all of the work done due to stopping of the mouse.

However, the mouse started working as if nothing wrong, once I restarted by 'force' restart ..... pushing the button in the middle of the PC. Otherwise, the PC is all fine and working OK.

I did apply Malwarebytes to combat the issue, however the issue does not resolve.

Any help on this would be truoly appreciated.

Thanks,

A:Mouse stopped working in the middle of working, i.e. eBay, typing word, etc.

Did you try a different mouse? If you still have the same problem with a new mouse, see if there are any drivers for the mouse from it's manufacturers web site.
Also try a Clean Boot, if that works, then add one startup item at a time till the mouse acts weird again, then you know that is the problematic program.

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Hi again, another issue. I have a UNI multi dock - it was working fine - HDMI, SD card readers, USB. Suddenly one day it stopped. Display does not recognize signal, cannot change display mode with win+P - I can switch but cannot apply changes..Intel software, windows settings - nowhere to see it. I bought Microsoft USB-C to HDMI hoping the dock broke or something, but still the same.  Installed all possible drivers again from lenovo, did windows update - still nothing.  What else can I do?

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I have had a rather large problem over the last couple of days. It started earlier in the week, when one drive stopped working. Not a big problem, I've had drives fail before. 4 disks, so i can handle one less for a little while, i though. Not so though, while still waiting for my new drive, using my computer like usual (with less load on unit D) i suddenly start getting write-errors to D:, and the Intel Matrix Storage Console lists it as Stopped Working instead of Degraded. Nothing changed except for the status of the Volume, all the disks read the same as before, fully functional.

I have very little experience with these sort of matters. This is the first time I've lost a drive where i might lose data as well, and i have pretty much no idea where to go from here. I've tried to replace the faulty disk with another 500GB drive, but the RAID-setup in BIOS just tells me there isn't enough space, and the Console in Windows places the new drive as a Non-RAID drive. I can mark it as reserve, but that seems to be all i can do with it.

I'm not, hopefully, asking for miracles. I have just two things that i really need to retrieve from the Volume, my Firefox sessions (saved in a separate folder at the root of the drive), and my Thunderbird mail, (stored in their standard location, as my whole Windows-profile is on that drive). Everything else i can get again. (Well, not really, i have stuff stored up from 8-10 years back, from people who has withdrawn from t... Read more

A:RAID 5 - Disks are working, but the Volume listed as Stopped Working

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So one day I was using a laptop wirelessly when the internet just suddenly turned off. I checked my modem and it was working fine but when I checked my router, the lights were on but not blinking. it was just a steady light. when I checked for a wireless network the name of the network I usually use didnt show up.

I tried unplugging everything and plugging everything back in again and I tried pressing the reset button on the back of the router. Can anyone help?

Thanks so much

P.S. my router is a linksys WRT300N Wireless-N Broadband router
 

A:Wireless router suddenly stopped working (Lights still working though)

what devices do you have connected the router anything else wireless
make and model of the pc

does the PC work if you connect to the router by a cable ?
if not
try connecting directly to the modem and see if that works OK

we need to see some details, which will mean you need to copy to a working PC
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{run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector} Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php
Direct link to the program is here http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifi_download_redirect.php
Then run and install the program
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
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I have a dell laptop inspiron  3558 with intel core i5 with win 10 ...this morning all of a sudden its internal speakers stopped working after i  unplugged my headphones ..I have used headphones before multiple times with no problems ...in audio settings it shows the speakers are enabled and the sound bar is moving but theres no sound ..I plug the headphones back or external speakers  ,those are  working ..troubleshoot is telling me the inbuilt speakers are working fine and cannot detect any problem ..I tried reinstalling the audio driver ,then restarting , then updating with the new Microsoft hd audio driver ,stopped all enhacements restarting again ,still not working ...is this a mechanical problem or a software problem ? I barely had this laptop for 4 months ...will reinstalling windows solve the problem or what should I do ? is the sensor not working ?

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Okay, this is the weirdest problem I've ever hard with computers. Here's what happened:

1. I had a few years old Pentium D 2,8GHz processor running on Asus P5VDC-X mobo. PQI 566MHz DDR2 and GF 7600GS 256mb PCI-E, 350W power.
2. I updated the mobo to Asus P5L-MX to support faster PCI-E cards. Everything worked fine, despite the processor ran too hot (58C on high use)
3. Because of the overheating I replaced the thermal paste but it had no effect on the temperature.
4. I thought I used too much paste so I replaced the paste again.
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5. Bang, no video when I turn on the computer. I tried taking off everything part by part but nothing worked. It didn't work even when I only had processor and used the integrated graphics port. Tried resetting the bios too.
6. Nothing worked so I put back the old P5VDC-X and it worked like charm.
7. I thought it was logical that the problem was caused because of the mobo so I bought a new one, Asrock G31M-S.
8. No video... Did the same steps to this one too. It also had integrated gfx but it didn't work either.
9. The old P5VDC-X still works.

So I have no idea what's causing the problem. Is it the CPU? Mobo? PSU? RAM? I have no speaker on my case so I can't hear any beeps, but it won't start loading the OS from the hardrive and my USB mouse won't turn on. Tried using a differen't monitor too.

The main point is why it stopped working suddenly on new mobo's but still works with the old P5VDC-X? A... Read more

A:New mobos suddenly stopped working, old mobo working

Two new motherboards tells us you made the same simple install error in both of them.
Tell us more about power supply, memory, cable.
Did you make sure the memory was correct for both new boards, and what is the memory on the old board. Would also like to know the power supply and other hard ware.
What happens with the most basic, simple install. Does everything light up?

If you used the same hard drive with the same Windows install on the two motherboards, that is the problem. Windows has detected that you have changed the motherboard and will not operate unless you reinstall Windows on the drive on each new motherboard... One install for each motherboard.
My guess is that you will be fine if you change hard drives or do reinstalls or repair installs of the Windows on the new motherboard.
 

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Hi! I am repeatedly getting the error "Internet Explorer not working" / Windows checking for solution/Last browsing closed unexpectedly , then Restore Session. I went to google to find a fix for this error .I'm being told to Press Window + W key then type in Troubleshooting in the Search box , then enter View All ,then Click IE Performance, then click Advanced etc..... The problem is that when I get to the Search box I start to type in the Troubleshooting and after one keystroke of the T, the computer automatically goes back to my desktop home page. The search engine box will not let me fix this problem. Can somebody help me ? Thanks so much! I have IE 10 and recently upgraded to the windows 8.1 from the Windows 8 about 3 weeks ago.

A:IE 10 stopped Working error / Search engine not working

Are you sure you have Windows 8.1? If you were you would have IE 11
From the Charms bar search System and verify if indeed you have Windows 8.1

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My usb gamepad stopped working suddenly and never work again in this computer

I tried the gamepad in other computers and it works good, but not in this computer, I tried to reinstall windows several times, install all kind of drivers, I tried to configure it in different ways and its not working yet.

I get error code 43 all time in this computer.

any idea how can I fix it?

Thank you

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I have used "Data Execution Prevention" (DEP) listing my ACDC file viewer. I listedACDC because after it completes normally each time, there is an error message that says "Application has stopped working." I no longer want to see this error message.I use ACDC 7 for viewing and editing graphic files, here with this Windows 7 (64) system.

I usually select files with Windows Explorer, and they open using ACDC.

When I close the last file viewed, I get this error message that says "ACDSee 7.0 Application has stopped working"Installations of this ACDC on other Windows 7 computers do not have this issue. So I need to resolve it.

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Vista Ultimate 64-bit, ASUS Rampage Formula motherboard, USB mouse and keyboard connected in back ports.

Two things happened: Avira antivirus warned me of some threats which I either ignored or deleted. Windows Update had some updates ready (although I'm not sure if it updated).

I turned off my PC for a couple of hours, turned it back on and realized that my USB keyboard was not working on the password screen.

I eventually unplugged it from the back and plugged it into the front, where it worked. However, my USB mouse did not work when plugged into the second front port, nor did it work when plugged into the front port in which the keyboard worked.

I accessed System Restore using my keyboard and restored to one day previously. When it finished, both keyboard and mouse worked, although I got a pop-up message alerting me that the "drivers for your device could not be installed." When I clicked "OK," the mouse stopped working again.

I have checked BIOS and both mouse and keyboard are recognized, so it does not appear to be a hardware issue.
 

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Hi all.

I'm running xp home SP3 I have tried a different keyboard and tried a variety of searches on the net, all to no avail.

It probably has something to do with SP3 but the win key does nothing, nada, zilch. It wont even bring the start screen up.

I would very much appreciate your help with this exercise in frutration.

Many thanks.

A:win key has stopped working

The easiest way to test is to plug in a different keyboard into your computer, and to plug in your keyboard into another computer. If the keyboard works fine in another computer, then it's your configuration. If it also fails to work in a different computer, then the problem is probably the keyboard. As for configuration problem I wouldn't know where to start. Make sure you have a 104 or 105-key keyboard as your keyboard in your settings (rather than a 101-key keyboard, which doesn't handle the windows key).

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I can't switch programs using Alt-Tab. Also, clicking the icon of a running program in the taskbar doesn't work either. When I click a taskbar icon, it just flashes the icon and title bar of the program 7 times and does not bring the program to the front.

I'm running Windows 7 x64. I ran sfc /scannow and it found no problems.

I read a post on this forum that described a similar problems, but none of the proposed solutions worked. Anyone have any ideas?

A:Alt-Tab Stopped Working

This possibly sounds a little strange but try switching your laptop off, removing the power adapter and battery for a minute and then switch it back on and see if it works.

You could also try tapping the 2 Windows, Shift, CTRL and ALT keys to make sure none of them are stuck down a little, if they are these will cause adverse affects.

Last thing i can suggest at this stage is remove any peripherals you have connected such as an external keyboard or mouse and see if the problem persists.

Regards,
Jamie

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What happened was this: I loaned my computer to a freind and told him, "Don't install anything without checking with me first!" He did, for about half the stuff I took off after I got it back.

And my alt-tab has stopped working. The thing is, it works fine for the other profile on the computer. I'm assuming the problem is a registry setting somewhere. I looked and compared but I couldn't find anything out of line. So now I'm at a loss. I know I missed something somewhere... Oh, and I'm using WinXP SP1 on a Compaq Presario 2100, which I update on a regular basis.

(This is a loptop I use as a "loaner," not my good one with all my personal stuff on it, by the way. Maybe I should get a copy of Norton Ghost before loaning it out again...?)

Any help would be appreciated. Preferably before I rip the rest of my hair out...
 

A:My Alt-Tab has stopped working!!

NEVER MIND!!

I found it... Right in the one place I didn't look before... Grrrrr! Idiot! It's so obvious...
 

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Sir! I'm using windows 8.1 pro all are work fine sir but some .exe apps stopped working how to fix pls help me .

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When trying to run Civ III the game no longer loads.
Tried the diagnostic and the test for direct 3d keeps aborting with a message "test aborted cause you pressed a key"?

any pointers?
 

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I have windows xp home and my usb logitech quick cam messenger has stopped working. Windows XP will not detect the cam when i plug it into any usb port, nor does it detect it using "add hardware" and it dows not show up under device manager, even after installing the latest version of QC software. I have previously had it working but after unplugging it when i was done with it and the plugging it in again when i wanted to use it and doing this operation several times..it now does not work anylonger. what can i do to fix it besides go backward and doing a system restore?
 

A:Cam stopped working

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My PC is hard wired/connected to my plasma TV. It was working but now the TV just shows a snapshot of the desk top (but without the desk to icons...just the wallpaper shows).

I disconnected the HDMI cables from both the PC and TV, restarted the PC, but that didn't help.

What could possibly be the problem?

Thanks.
 

A:PC to TV Stopped Working

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hey i have a built in mic in my laptop and it stopped working i think it because i deleted real tek by acciedent but i just wanted to make sure so i came here to ask some more professional help my laptop is a acer and it runs on vista
 

A:my mic has stopped working

If you - right click My Computer, go to Properties, click on Hardware tab, click on Device Manager, and in the Device Manager window see if there are any Yellow question marks there saying what drivers are missing this will tell you if the driver is as you suspect has been deleted.
 

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Some games such as BF2142 and Oblivion will close down and pop up a " ... has stopped working" error for (it seems) no reason at all.
I don't see what could have caused this.

Any help on fixes?

A:... Has Stopped Working

Check your Event Viewer for errors. A lot of game errors are caused by corrupted video drivers, try reinstalling them to see if it fixes the problem (didn't fix my problem w/Halo 2 tho').

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Hi, I have a basic knowledge of computers but have no clue how to deal with this issue. Im', using IE 7; Vista. I started IE and an error message popped up saying, "Internet Explorer has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available." In the meantime, once the browser opened, I just stumbled upon the "In Private Browsing" option and very quickly clicked on it. THIS has allowed me to get on the web! However, if I click on my IE icon and don't go into In Private, the above error message appears and the browser closes. What to do???? Anyone???
 

A:IE has stopped working

Hi Mallteese,

Try Microsoft Fix It! http://support.microsoft.com/gp/ie_freezes_or_crashes
 

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I seriously do not know how to fix this problem anymore. I tried so many different ways that I feel as if my only hope of this problem to go away is if I get Window 7.

I tried the method I saw on another thread about localnetgroup or something like that.
I tried to put steam as the exception for the DEP
I turned off firewall, and my antivirus system (Which at the time was Norton) but now I use AVG, and the problem remains.
I updated my Nvidia driver so it's up to date.
I tried changing screen resolution. I tried re-installing it. I TRIED EVERYTHING. YET I STILL CAN'T RUN MY 2 FAVORITE GAMES: TF2 AND PORTAL R%&*^*473UIhjg#j

I don't know what to do anymore :[ Halp me guys.

Here is what happens:
When I open steam, I double-click Portal. But it doesn't open. The sign "HL2.exe stopped working" appears. Then vista automatically search for a solution. Then it says "Solution not found, window will not close this application" or something like that.

I can't run Half-Life: Deathmatch either.
However, the strange thing is that when I open Half Life: Lost Coast, it works perfectly. <_< Is my computer on steroids or something :\

A:HL2.EXE stopped working

Right click your Steam icon in the tray.Go to games right click the game / mod you want and right click on it.Go to properties / Set launch options and slap this in there :

-console -novid

You can also try this program that tweaks source mods Half-Life 2: Source Sauce Utility (v2.0), Half-Life 2 Downloads, Half-Life 2 Miscellaneous

Hope that works for you when I 1st started playing TF2 I went crazy......

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My CD-Rom has stopped working. I was listening to an audio book on Windows Media Player when it froze up right in the middle of a track. I closed WMP and re-opened it. It said to insert a disc. I rebooted my computer, it still did not acknowledge there is a disc in the drive. I've tried several different discs, and different types. My Computer does not acknowledge them either.

I then tried uninstalling and re-installing the driver. Still does not acknowledge there is a disc in the drive, but the troubleshooter still continues to tell me the drive is working properly. It is spinning when I put in a new disc, but says there isn't one there. I'm stuck. What else can I try? Isn't it odd that it would stop working while I was listening to it??

Drive is HL-DT-ST CD-ROM GCR-8481B
 

A:CD- Rom stopped working while in use

how old is the drive and is it a dvd-rom drive.
 

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My computer was making incredibly loud noises. I have 2 desktops and a laptop. Both the laptop and one of the older desktops I used for typing/printing only started making noises. Since the laptop is new I fixed it immediately (bought the warranty and everything). Now the older PC, I tried fixing it myself. I cleaned the fan. And it actually started working again. But now, a week after the cleaning the fan doesn't work at all. The computer has been on for 3 days and it's still working. Just out of curiosity, how long can a computer last before it dies without a CPU fan?

I'm going to buy one today though. Is it enough if I just tell them the stuff that's written on the CPU fan (CPU COOLER - DC 12V / 0.09 A - PL 50S12M) or do I have to measure it? It's around 2.5" long I think. Maybe even less. I'd appreciate any help.

update: OK for no reason whatsoever my fan seemed to have started spinning now. The only difference I noticed is the room temperature. When it wasn't spinning the room was very cold (open window all night). Now it's warmer by at least 7C and it started working for no reason. Does the room temp have anything to do with it?
 

A:Fan stopped working

hi lost and welcome to Techspot

you obviously have an Intel because an AMD system would have shut down if the fan stopped spinning (due the the CPU overheating)

however, certain Intel systems (i'm not sure if some or all) will slow down to a crawl but will still remain on. If the fan stops spinning the HSF turns into a passive cooler, the CPU will downclock itself so that it will not overheat.

as far as what HSF you need to buy to replace it. if you're only going to replace the fan itself (which i dont recommend) then you can pretty much replace it with any 3wired 12v fan of the same size. if your going to replace thewhole HFS unit (which is what you should do) then you need to know the CPU and socket type so that it attaches correctly
 

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I got the win 10 update and thought I would try. Bad idea for my PC, not powerful enough. So back to win 7. But it looks like some programs have been disturbed by the change. What bothers me is ADE -adobe digital editions- which cannot download acsm books anymore. I get E_adept_document_open_error, and E_IO. Some link is obviously missing. I checked acsm and epub, they are rightfully associated with ADE. I'm afraid to do a system restore before win 10, as it wold delete almost everything here, probably using recovery.
The problem seems to affect all users of win 10. Maybe a change in the temp files, no idea really. Can you help me?
Thank you
 

A:after trying win 10, ADE has stopped working

Have you tried to reinstall Adobe Digital Editions?
 

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So my netscape [or I am assuming it's netscape since this only happens when netscape is open] has been acting really weird the past few days. I am getting this weird, excessive, persistant pop-up that says ~.exe has stopped working Windows is checking for a solution to the problem. There is a cancel option but if I click it another pop-up pops up [or even if I don't].If I don't click cancel and it just sits there and "checks for a problem," it can't find one and says A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.These keep coming up over and over and will not stop. I even started Netscape in Safe Mode to no avail.Any help PLEASE? I don't like other browsers.Screenshot:Edit: I'm sorry guys. It's not a browser problem at all! It's some weird file named ~.exe in my system32 folder but when I try to delete it it says I need permission. Stupid vista!!!!!

A:~.exe has stopped working

~ is called a tildeTo Google search for it, you have to spell it out because search engines do not recognize the symbol - tilde.exe Some reading:http://www.dynamoo.com/blog/2008/08/tildee...m32-folder.htmlIt might be a good idea to Post in the Am I Infected? forum and do some malware scans

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Hi i had a earlier mic wich worked for a while on my computer then stopped, so i fought it was broken so i went out and bought a new one i was sadly depress to see it was'nt working i check it on my laptop ( 64Bit windows 7 ultimate ) and worked fine Im thinking it might be windows vista everythink in the sound bit is up not muted and set to default

PLEASE, please help me

I have a Gamecom plantronics Head set

Laptop/desktop = Desktop

A:Mic stopped working?

Hi Callum299.

You can try this link Plantronics Bluetooth Headsets, Wireless Headsets, Office Phone Headsets, PC Headsets


Hope your issue will resolve.

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got a toshiba laptop not being allowed onto the internet en-us stopped working if anybody can help be very grateful
 

A:En-us stopped working

Need more info.....en-US --- I'm assuming is the keyboard language that has been set......but......not sure.
 

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I have a Dell Dimension 8200 running Windows xp Service Pack 3 with a 2519 mhz processor. I have been using Firefox to connect to the Internet but noticed that my Windows Media Player 11 wasn't playing a basic Internet file from my business, so I tried to connect to the Internet with IE8, which was available on my system.

I received an error message that I couldn't connect to HTTP, HTTPS and FTP files. This wasn't the case because I was able to connect to those files with Firefox. I then rebooted my router and received the same error message with IE8.

I then reinstalled IE8 but got the same error message. I reinstalled it again and still got the same error message.

I don't understand why IE8 wouldn't work after being reinstalled twice. What I did to resolve the problem was use System Restore to bring the computer back to a previous restore point and that allowed IE8 to function. I suspected a virus but when I checked with my verizon security suite, there were no viruses or spyware on my system, which is working in real time.

While I have gotten IE8 back to functioning, I'm wondering why I couldn't solve this problem by simply reinstalling IE8?

Thanks for your feedback,

Mark
 

A:IE8 stopped working

I'm thinking by rolling the system back to a previous restore point, you also rolled back some other setting that was blocking IE from connecting to the Internet.

Is the Verizon Security Suite McAfee Internet Security or Norton Internet Security? Does it have its own firewall or are you using the Windows firewall?

Peace...
 

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Hello, hoping someone can help me with this issue. we were able to get Internet Explorer until this morning when hubby used his laptop to diagnose his work machine. IE was working until he hooked up the modem cable for work into his laptop. and then he shut off the wireless on his laptop(wireless has been restored since). then a window opened up called "network selection", with a few selections. first one was "home", next "work" and then another one that he doesn't remember. After attempting to get to IE he clicked on "home" to see if IE would work and it didn't connect to IE. Now we cannot get to IE at all and each time I try I get this:

"IE has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available."

Does anyone know how to fix this? I was about to remove Norton Internet Security from his machine and I cannot do so without IE. Please help....thanks much.

(this is an HP Pavillion laptop with Windows Vista)

A:IE has stopped working

by the way, I have shut down a couple of times and reopened IE and get the same message. and then it shuts down again. hoping someone has the answer. or, do I need to start another "help me" thread?

please advise at your earliest convenience.

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Yesterday I purchased a cheap MP3 player and tried to get it all set up. Everything was going fine until the directions said that I needed to detach from the Windows operating system before unplugging the player. I have Windows XP Professional and the directions said to click the "Remove Hardware" icon....which I couldnt find....so I just unplugged the MP3 player. None of the songs that I had thought were downloaded were on the player and after trying again a couple of times the E drive that initially showed up when I plugged it in was no longer showing up. In addition none of the USB plug-ins were working anymore. I looked at the Microsoft website and they said something like if you unplug and re-plug in a USB device too many times the USB port may stop working....is this true? Is my computer broken for good now? My family uses USB devices all the time and if I messed it up my name is mud. I tried the resolution listed and even called Microsoft tech support to no avail. They just had me turn the computer on & off a bunch of times and try plugging stuff back in...then said to call back tomorrow for more help. The Microsoft website mentions disabling the selective suspend feature & "modifying the registry" or "registry editor" and if you mess up you could put your operating system in jeopardy?.....does anyone know what to do? Please help!!!
 

A:USB stopped working

you may want to read here
http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/539206-usb-not-responding.html
 

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I receive an error message while on computer and it states "HPSF.exe has stopped working and has to close.  Press OK to restart.  When I press restart it pops back up.  What I can find "out there" is years old suggestions.  I'm afraid that I might not have current information.  Can anyone help a novice that is gunshy?  This has been going on for 6 months at least.  Thanks! 

A:HPF.exe has stopped working

@FunintheSun1 Remove (uninstall) the existing HP Support Assistant software from Control Panel > icon view > Programs and Features Restart the computer and log in Download and install a fresh copy of the HPSA (HP Support Assistant: HP Support Assistant If you have ?Admin? control, you may highlight the package and ?double-click? to install it, else Right-Click, Select run as Administrator and install. HP PCs - Using HP Support Assistant (Windows 10, 8, 7)HP Support Assistant 8.0 - Technical white paper HP PCs - Troubleshooting HP Support Assistant (Windows 10, 8)  When you see a Post that helps, inspires, provides fresh insight,or teaches you something new, click the Thumbs Up on that Post.Fixed / Answered? Click that post Accept as Solution to help others find Answers.

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When I press the Finish button of the the Windows XP Pro (SP1a) Automatic System Recovery (ASR) Wizard to create a backup file along with the associated diskette, I get the error message:

The files for the recovery diskette could not be created.
The operation was aborted.

This is even before ASR goes through the usual steps of checking which volumes are mounted, creating the list of what's to be backed up, and doing the backup. It's only after the backup is completed that it would ask for the diskette to put the several files on there.

The diskette drive A: is working just fine. The Accessories > System Tools > Backup utility otherwise seems to be working just fine, for example, in creating a backup of the SystemState.

But five days ago I had no problem making an ASR backup set and associated diskette! So something has changed that caused this
different result.

I emphasize that this is with XP Pro, and not Home. And it worked before.

I've found nothing relevant in the Microsoft Knowledge Base -- just one article about the same error with ASR in but that's in XP Home, which doesn't actually support ASR.

I did find one thread in microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin about the same error with XP Pro, but the only suggestion there concerned moving the pagefile back to the system drive C:. My pagefile is already on C: and has always been there.

I can tell you this: I had installed Roxio Drag-to-Disk (formerly known as DirectCD) yesterday ... Read more

A:ASR stopped working in XP Pro

Check this article to see if applies to your issue: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;302700
 

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Vista recognizes the dvd..but it won't play...says it can not download drivers....went to microsoft...it won't let me download there....bought a new dvd vista compatible...it does the same thing...Did a search on the computer...analysing says 17 drivers missing or not updated.....otherwise system works fine...just no dvd....tried 3 others as well....same thing....any suggestions on what could have gone wrong and how to fix it? I don't have a cd for the drivers...don't even know which drivers...Thanks ahead of time
 

A:DVD RW stopped working

What are you playing? Music, data files, video? If playing video then you need a DVD Player software such as WinDVD or PowerDVD.

http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite/gb/en/Product/1189528458632
 

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Hi Every body. I have a problem with has stopped working error. When i open the Call Of Duty 4 Multipalyer and play for 5-6 minutes ( some times up to 15 min ) it give has stopped working error(iw3mp.exe has stopped working). I use coolpad for controling laptop's heat. and i try this solutions: 1. Enable Stereo mix2.put the headphone jack3.put the microphone jack4.mssmp3.asi ---> mssmp3.bak and my problem not solved. Now what can i do with this error and my laptop ? Thanks.











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A:has stopped working

HKN Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Sorry, but this is just a community self-help forum staffed by volunteers and we have no capability for debugging problems with third-party (i.e., non-HP) applications.For help with COD4, yout best bet is to see if the game supplier has a support forum and post your concerns there.  You're more likely to get help that way. As to overheating, here are some troubleshooting steps you can try: HP Notebook PCs - Reducing Heat Inside the PC to Prevent Overheating | HP® Customer SupportGood Luck

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I have Windows XP, and my tab key stopped working. I can use it with the Alt. key to switch between windows, but I can't use it to tab in a document or to move from field to field. Does anyone have a suggestion as to what I should do? Thanks.
 

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Hello Forum, I have bought a Lenovo Z50-75 in january 2015, and since last 2 weeks it seems the fan is not working, since the laptop is overheating  (up to around 95 C before it shuts down).I've installed Speedfan to check the temperatures, but speedfan can not find the fan.  There is also no airflow coming from the side.2 days ago i opened my laptop, because it seemed like the speakers were torn. When i opened it and checked them, there were a load of tiny balls magnetically attached to the speakers, which has led me to think they could be the ball bearings from the fan. Does that make any sense? Im trying to find out if it's the fan itself, or if it is a software / mobo problem. I've updated my BIOS to the latest version, and downloaded the Lenovo Solution Center, but without any luck. Is anyone familiair with this problem, or does anyone have some ideas what else I might try? Kind regards,Robbert

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It still boggles my mind how something works since day one and then all of a sudden it stops working...

I have a Compaq notebook that has a cdr-w built into it.

Just yesterday I was going to burn a cd...but windows can't find a cd player?

In the device manager under cd rom drives, it shows the matshita cdr-w drive but with a yellow circle with an exclamation mark in it.

When I click properties under the matshita drive, the device status says the following:

"This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)"

Does anyone know how to solve this problem?

Your help would be appreciated.

Thank you.
 

A:Cd rom stopped working? Help!

First, I would try removing it from the configuration,reboot and see if it gets redetected and the drivers get reloaded.
HTH
lynch
 

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