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Precision M4800 : Input lag at log in, Switchable graphics not functioning, GPU fan "chirping" when it starts up.

Q: Precision M4800 : Input lag at log in, Switchable graphics not functioning, GPU fan "chirping" when it starts up.

I recently puchased a new M4800 with an i7 quad, and a Firepro m5100 GPU. So far i have been rather satisfied with the purchase as it does everything i need it to do. However there are some quirks that are preventing it from being 100% :
When I run the descrete only card, the windows 7 log in has lag such that unless i move the cursor the screen does not update : you can type things in and no ****** symbols display in the password box. If you move the mouse constantly when you type the ***** does display in real time ? its a really odd sort of lag i have never experianced before in my life.
This does not happen with the integrated card. HOWEVER, the computer will not dynamically switch between the Intel and the AMD gpu (amd Enduro/ power express) as advirtized. When running in switchable graphics mode the global settings dropdowns are 100% blank in the CCC panel.
If you set it manually per application basis : it either does one of two things :
1) most games seem to launch fine, though monitoring it with RTSS indicates its running on the intel HD GPU, and the performance decreases substantially in reflection of this...
or 2) launching professional software like Cheif Archetect x6, or SolidWorks2014 causes the display to hang, fans to cut off and the computer wont do anything till a hard reboot via the power button.
*I have dissabled the inegrated GPU in bios and only run the AMD card as a work around. Is there a fix for this other than to ignore the Intel card ? Googling around brings me to a dell resource that states disbling switchable graphics in the BIOS is the only work around. All the programs work fine this way, but sometimes say in travel or during a lecture class i dont see a reason to keep the amd GPU powered up.
Soruce for the work around www.dell.com/.../EN
Will this be fixed in a future bios or driver update ?

and Lastly : the computer is dead silent most of the time, even the fans are rather quiet. However when the GPU fan kicks on after being off for a long time there is sometimes a noise i can only describe as "electronic chirping/scraping" before the fan whirrs to life this affects it not at boot, but randomly as you use it on battery and on AC power. setting it to "max performance" thermal managment to keep the fan on all the time to some degree eliminates the sound. Is this normal ? or is this an issue ?

Preferred Solution: Precision M4800 : Input lag at log in, Switchable graphics not functioning, GPU fan "chirping" when it starts up.

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Precision M4800 : Input lag at log in, Switchable graphics not functioning, GPU fan "chirping" when it starts up.

My personal experience was a long and trying one. First they sent a tech to replace the graphics card with another Firepro. Did not make a difference. Then they had tech replace motherboard. No difference. So I insisted on a new m4800 with the nVidia processor. That's how I got mine. BUT, I would think if you pushed, maybe they could send a tech to switch out your graphics card. Or at least send you a different model (for which you will obviously need a different driver) and then you could install or take to a repair tech.
For what it's worth, Dell knows they have an issue with this hardware configuration and I was told they had elevated the issue to their senior engineers.

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I have big trouble with my two units of Dell Precision 7510. I want to disable "Switchable graphics", because some OS do not support two graphics simultaneously. So, I have unchecked "Switchable graphics" in the BIOS settings, restarted and... display is gone. Notebook is working (system is booting in the background), display is back lighted, but nothing appears on the display. I have checked BIOS 1.10 and 1.20 on two units with identical configuration. I have been checking many times with different BIOS configurations. Always disabling "Switchable gprahics" makes system unusable.
In fact, I have successfully booted up one or two times with "Switchable graphics" BIOS option disabled. In that case the Intel P530 graphic card was disabled totally and AMD FirePro was running perfectly all uptime. Unfortunately, it was one or two times. 99,9% attempts were unsuccessful. When I disable "Switchable graphics" and restart, I get without-signal display. The only solution is reset BIOS setting to default by removing and putting back the coin battery.
Could anybody confirm that issue? My hardware configuration is Intel i5-6300HQ, AMD FirePro W5170M, 1x16 GB DDR non-ECC and UltraSharp IGZO-Display Ultra HD.

A:BUG REPORT: disable "Switchable graphics" make Dell Precision 7510 unusable

I also have almost the same issue with it. What I found out by now - if energy saving is on, you can let windows start (to the login screen that you don't see), close the display (enable standby), re-activate it, and mostly the display is coming after that. I never had to reset BIOS (v1.20) to make it work again.
As the screen itself is turning on (background led), i think the issue is about the connection from the AMD FirePro W5170M card to the display when switching is enabled. IGP isn't experiencing this issue at all.
What's also part of this issue is, when IGP is disabled, the display is flickering from time to time in Windows (Windows 7 x64). This issue neither changed when I updated the driver, nor was it affected by installing Catalyst.
At last I also saw 10-15% performance differences between the two modes (even if the application was run by the AMD GPU).
Our configuration is Intel i7-6820HQ, AMD FirePro W5170M, 1x16GB non-ECC, also with the UHD Display.

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I'm glad that the Windows 10 drivers for Dell Precision M4800 have been out. Unfortunately when executing different installer files, I've always got "The update installer operation is unsuccessful". Below is an example of the log files.
Any ideas please?
Thank you in advance!

[08/02/15 19:24:29] Update Package Execution Started[08/02/15 19:24:29] Original command line: "D:\Software\drivers\Windows 10\Video_Driver_DC3V0_WN32_15.200.1045_A00.EXE" [08/02/15 19:24:29] DUP Framework EXE Version:[08/02/15 19:24:29] DUP Release: DC3V0A00[08/02/15 19:24:29] Intializing framework...[08/02/15 19:24:29] logo.png[08/02/15 19:24:33] User Command: attended[08/02/15 19:24:33] DUP Capabilities Value: 39845887 (0x25FFFFF)[08/02/15 19:24:33] DUP Vendor Software Version: 15.200.1045[08/02/15 19:24:33] Local System/Model Compatible with this Package? Yes[08/02/15 19:24:34] Local System OS Version:[08/02/15 19:24:34] OS Compatible with this Package? Yes[08/02/15 19:24:34] Local System OS Language: EN[08/02/15 19:24:34] Language Compatible with this Package? Yes[08/02/15 19:24:34] Extraction-miniunz path: C:\PROGRA~3\dell\drivers\VIDEO_~1.104\miniunz.exe[08/02/15 19:24:34] Extraction-arguments: -x D:\Software\drivers\Windows 10\VIDEO_~1.EXE -o -d C:\PROGRA~3\dell\drivers\VIDEO_~1.104[08/02/15 19:24:34] Extraction-GetExitCode: 1[08/02/15 19:24:34] Identified Behavior : attended[08/02/15 19:24:34] Temporary payload log file name: C:\Pro... Read more

A:"The update installer operation is unsuccessful" - Windows 10 on Precision M4800

I'm having the same issue when trying to install a Video Driver on OptiPlex 9020:

[11/15/15 11:31:43] Update Package Execution Started[11/15/15 11:31:43] Original command line: "J:\Video_Driver_GXPVY_WN32_10.18.14.4170_A16.EXE" [11/15/15 11:31:43] DUP Framework EXE Version:[11/15/15 11:31:43] DUP Release: GXPVYA16[11/15/15 11:31:43] Intializing framework...[11/15/15 11:31:43] logo.png[11/15/15 11:31:44] User Command: attended[11/15/15 11:31:44] DUP Capabilities Value: 8388607 (0x7FFFFF)[11/15/15 11:31:44] DUP Vendor Software Version:[11/15/15 11:31:45] System ID: 05A4[11/15/15 11:31:45] System model description: OptiPlex 9020[11/15/15 11:31:45] Match found: 9020 (05A4)[11/15/15 11:31:45] Local System/Model Compatible with this Package? Yes[11/15/15 11:31:45] Local System OS Version:[11/15/15 11:31:45] OS Compatible with this Package? Yes[11/15/15 11:31:45] Local System OS Language: EN[11/15/15 11:31:45] Language Compatible with this Package? Yes[11/15/15 11:31:46] Identified Behavior : attended[11/15/15 11:31:46] Temporary payload log file name: C:\ProgramData\dell\drivers\Video_Driver_GXPVY_WN32_10.18.14.4170_A16\DUP8CF9.tmp[11/15/15 11:31:46] Translated Command Line : setup.exe /report "C:\ProgramData\dell\drivers\Video_Driver_GXPVY_WN32_10.18.14.4170_A16\DUP8CF9.tmp"[11/15/15 11:31:46] Path : C:\ProgramData\dell\drivers\Video_Driver_GXPVY_WN32_10.18.14.4170_A16[11/15/15 11:31:46] Identified Behavior : attended[11... Read more

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As the subject line mentioned... i recently had to replace the screen in my Dell Precision M4800.  Now Whenever i am running Photoshop with my Wacom Cintiq tablet, the screen will freeze after a few minutes.  I updated the video driver but am still having the same problem.  I ran a diagnostic test and g everything checked out except for the "Notebook Panel" section.  there I get the error message "Video - User provided no input for graphics test"

Any idea how I can fix this?

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I recently bought a Dell Precision M4800 mobile workstation with a Nvidia Quadro K2100 GPU.
I am having issues on video playback - flickering and other lined artefacts towards the top of the display. This occurs during panned shots, rapidly changing images, etc. but this is supposed to be a super graphics card so there should be no problems.
I have tried playout on other monitors/projectors, all with same result. I thought at first there was an issue with the rendering of the video files I had produced from Avid Media Composer but I see the same artefacts on DVD playout and on video from Vimeo/Youtube.
Response from Dell ProSupport has been a little slow (they tell my I "only have basic support") so I'm posting the issue here in case anyone has had similar issues or knows a solution.
My guess is that the GPU is faulty, or perhaps the drivers (though I have checked if these are up to date, and they are).

A:Dell Precision M4800 Quadro K2100 graphics display problem

Ok. I experimented with different resolutions, particularly the native resolution for the laptop monitor of 3200x1800 (I had it a t 1920x1080 so that I am able to read text - Windows hasn't resolved the scaling issue for these new hi res monitors)... Still the same artefacts during playback, although DVD playback on the Laptop monitor was improved.

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Dear community,
Switchable graphics aka Nvidia Optimus was available on the m3800, but not on the m4800 with UHD screens.
Does anyone know which current Precision models (5510, 7510, 7720, etc.) with UHD screen support switchable graphics ?
The reason I'm asking is because without switchable graphics, the Nvidia is hard wired to the UHD display, which means that the integrated Intel GPU is not accessible!
I know this because I had to return a Precision m4800. I would like an answer before I choose another Dell computer.
Many thanks,

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I just installed a new 60gb hard drive as a back up to put my movie files on,it installed fine and it works fine but i get "windows milenium emergancy boot" when i boot the system up .I don"t know if this error is serious but I do know that the system seems less stable in this boot mode..can someone please help? thanx

A:after installing new "hard drive" it starts with "windows emergency boot"

closing duplicate, view this thread

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After two month's use the "e" and "c" keys stopped working on my wireless keyboard. I ran Dell diagnostics and got a FAILURE report. Dell promptly sent me a replacement keyboard. After two minutes of use the same keys failed to respond. Also, the power light blinks off and on slowly. Not sure if that's pertinent. Anyone have any suggestions while I wait a response from tech support?  I'm using a wired keyboard now. Thanks.

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Hey everyone,
        I am trying to get the REST queries to work with the sharepoint end points instead of graph end points. I first created an app with relevant permissions and have given it the admin consent. Then I am hitting the https://login.microsoftonline.com/<tenant>.onmicrosoft.com/oauth2/token?Content-Type=application/x-www-form-urlencoded end
point with https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com as resource. I am then using the access token retrieved to give the rest call to https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/_api/v2.0/drives/b!3indYSbqZ0-hVSPnCgIZy-2xDMh7jH9AuQnEzJMc6TEfQoSJvJT-R6tT0lFBQiPr/root/delta
but it is failing with "error":{"code":"generalException","message":"General exception while processing"}}. The REST response code is 401 Unauthorized. I have filed a Microsoft support ticket but they
have asked me to post on these forms. Can someone please help me with this? I am not able to move forward because the error is pretty generic and doesn't give any additional details.
Sai Kiran Katuri.

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We used to have "stereo mix" option that enabled streaming audio recording without having to have the audio playing through the speakers. How do I do that now? What replaces that capability? Who makes my sound card? Why is that not readily available somewhere in Dell land? I can't believe forum searching found pretty much nothing on this.

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I want to capture like something that uses HDMi e.g. Xbox330

Or my from new ROgers HDPVR.

I wanted teh highest quality

Can I capture through the hdmi port I use for outputting HDMI
Or what would I have to use to capture from my HDPVR HP dv7-2078ca PC Specifications
Product Name dv7-2078ca Product Number
2.00 GHz Intel Core2 Quad Processor Q9000
Microprocessor Cache
6MB L2 Cache
Memory Max
Video Graphics
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
Video Memory
Up to 2815MB (1024MB dedicated)
Hard Drive
1TB (5400RPM)
Multimedia Drive
LightScribe Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD?R/RW Double Layer
17.3? Diagonal HD+ High-Definition HP LED BrightView Widescreen Display (1600 x 900)
High speed 56k modem
Network Card
Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Wireless Connectivity
802.11a/b/g/n WLAN (13)
Altec Lansing with SRS Premium Sound and Sub-Woofer
101-key compatible with full size keyboard with integrated numeric keypad
Pointing Device
Touch Pad with On/Off butto... Read more

A:I have a HDMi "output" can I use as "input" to capture?

You can not use your HDMI output for input

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I need to always display the default audio input and audio output device currently on win7.
Would like to launch a small program on change as well or instead.
I tried to use task scheduler but was not able.

A:need "always on top icon & msg for "default audio input/output device"

Do a search on this forum. I think someone found a program to basically do what you want.

However, I just created a shortcut on my desktop to the Sound Panel/Playback section where you can change default playback devices. Go to the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound. RIGHT Click on "Sound" and then click to create a shortcut.

The audio input is another issue. If you set the default Recording device to the Stereo Mix then whatever input is used will be heard. In recording programs, select the Stereo Mix as the input and then whatever input device/port is used will be recorded. e.g. Mic, Line In, etc. Also, the Stereo Mix is needed if you want to record audio from the Internet or sites such as youtube.

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I am using an Acer 22" widescreen monitor, (x223w) and since I have it I have been getting the "input not supported" error message while booting.
I never took the time to look it up, but today I did. I found lots and lots of solutions, but none fixed it.

What I did learn, is that many people have trouble with this monitor, and get the same error. And in a lot of the cases, it had something to do with the maximum resolution supported by the video card, and the resolution set on the monitor.

I have looked up the maximum res. of my VC, (Nvidia Geforce 8500GT) and it was 2048x1536. So why would the resolution of 1680x1050 bother it?

My OS is Windows XP

Does anyone have a solution for this?

A:"input not supported" in boot acer 22" ws monitor


its not what the video card can output, its what the monitor can handle

If you try to get the monitor to run at a higher rate than it can handle, it wont work and goes blank. this is why XP gives you the 15 seconds to agree to the change....

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This morning I was playing a game called League of Legend. I had to reinstall the game due to some weird update that kept crashing the game. After installing the game, I changed the resolution of the game to 1600x640 since it was set back to default (not 100% on the resolution numbers, but it was 1600x640 and above). Once I clicked ok, my monitor displayed "Input not supported". So I decided to reinstall the game since there was no other way to fix it. Upon uninstalling the game, my desktop itself displayed "Input not supported". I thought the video card crashed or something, so I restarted my computer hoping to fix it. As soon as the Window loading screen finished, my monitor displayed "Input not supported" again but I heard the sound when it loads the User Select screen. I don't know how to go about fixing this problem. Any suggestion?

Specs from memory:
22" AOC wide screen monitor
Windows Vista 32bit
GeForce 6150SE something something
3gb ram
Resolution was set to 1920x1080 (It's been like that for nearly a year and I never got this problem)

A:Solved: "Input not supported" on a AOC 22" monitor

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".

Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":

The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:

I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:

Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:

I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

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A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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Hi everybody,
I have a pretty serious problem, serious enough for me to create an account and post here. As listed in this post http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/943214-everyone-must-read-before-posting.html I downloaded HijackThis and saved a log file (which is pasted lower) but every other program the post says to download will not open. DDS, GMER, ComboFix, and OTL all display an error message that states "A device attached to the system is not functioning". It only say this though with specific programs on my system. Panda Recovery for instance will not start and shows the error, but Malwarebytes and TDSS killer still work. Both however have not helped finding the a fix to my problem. Microsoft Security Essentials also found 2 potential threats that have made multiple attempts at infection. They are Exploit:Java/CVE-2011-3544.gen!A and TrojanDownloader:Java/Rexec.I This unfortunately is all the information I am able to give you guys. I hope someone here can help me with this.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3068 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 705107 MB, Free - 84711 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 6079 MB; M: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 719509 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc, 0PP150
Antivirus: Micro... Read more

A:Virus Causing Errors "A device attached to the system is not functioning."

The current state of my system is that Windows refuses to boot. Upon starting the computer I am taken to black screen with a blinking cursor. I have a back up disk that I can boot and attempt a system restore from. I don't know though if this is the correct choice of action. Should I run system restore to try to fix this?

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The devices that die right away are the network adapter and any USB memory stick plugged in, they still have their lights and all running but aren't recognized in "This PC" and the network adapter isn't found in "Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections".

My keyboard, wireless mouse that runs through the keyboard's USB ports and the external HDD remains functional UNTIL I pull the plug on them, after that plugging them back in does nothing.

I put randomly in quotations because it seems to fail more often when I download something at speeds over 3Mb/s, for an example downloading Hearthstone through the Battle.Net client will more often than not make the issue happen after a little bit. BUT it still happens randomly during NO network load what-so-ever.


Foo | Bar
CPU| FX-8350
GPU| Radeon 5850
Motherboard | Crosshair IV Formula
RAM | 2x DDR3
PSU | 700W Gold
SSD| Evo 850
OS | Windows 8.1


* [ Downloaded these chipset drivers](Chipset)

* Installed all Windows 7 drivers I could find except the BIOS ones due to lack of Windows 8.1 drivers from Motherboards | CROSSHAIR IV FORMULA | ASUS Global

* Turned off "Allow this computer to turn off this device to save power" in Device Manager for ALL devices in the USB tab that had the option, and the Network tab.

* Set the Power Options to high performance and disabled "USB Selective Suspended Setting"

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A:All USB ports seem to stop working "randomly" but some remain functioning until unplu

you maybe overloading the USB ports
wireless adapters and USB External drives use quite a lot of power

try this , and see how much power is being used
Windows Tip of the Day: Windows 7: Checking USB Device Power Usage


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I receive this error message in the Windows System log regularly. Device Manager does not show any malfunctioning devices.

Apparently csvol service is part of HFS+ for Windows. This is a program that allows reading of HFS+ file systems on Windows. I did install that.

And I believe these Event ID 7000 errors are related to a service failing to start. maxView Storage Manager Agent service will not start. It is set to 'automatic start' in the Services viewer app. However, I find that it is not started, and if I attempt to start it manually, I receive a message stating it started and then stopped, "Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services or programs." That should not be the case with this service.

I'd greatly appreciate any help with this!
- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
- <System>
<Provider Name="Service Control Manager" Guid="{555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}" EventSourceName="Service Control Manager" />

<EventID Qualifiers="49152">7000</EventID>






<TimeCreated SystemTime="2016-06-19T01:55:30.224060300Z" />

<EventRecordID>33731</EventRecordID&g... Read more

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With any web browser on my computer, I cannot use search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Ask, or any others, and cannot access my Gmail either. I am not exactly sure what is causing this, and I ran PC Pitstop Exterminate, and it found a downloader called "Darksma." I deleted it, and was prompted to restart my computer, so I did. When I ran the scan again, no threats were detected, but once I turned on my computer the next time, Darksma came up again. I ran a Windows Defender deep scan, that took friggin' forever, it found 2 viruses, removed them, and then my web browsers were working fine again. But whenever I turn on my computer again, the web browsers begin to fail again.

How can I solve this problem?

Toshiba Tecra Laptop
Intel Pentium M processor, 1.73 GHz
504 MB of RAM

Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 2002 Service Pack 2

Any help would be much appreciated.

Hijack This log (running Windows Defender scan during Hijack This):

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 4:25:13 PM, on 4/30/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
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A:Internet Browsers not functioning properly, and a reappearing "Darksma"

It seems as if there is a process that starts up when I turn on the computer that causes the browsers to stop functioning. I go into RegCure and there are some processed that come up that are indicated as "enabled" that run RunDll's, but when I disable and remove them, they just come back once I restart RegCure.

Also, whilst I am on the Web on Firefox or Internet Explorer, a new tab appears, the window is minimized, and there is a new window that appears in the bottom right corner of the screen that says that I can optimize my PC, and that it may be infected. But once I exit the window, the Internet browsers function normally again.

I am beginning to see the problems with my computer, and the problems are getting easier to work around, but I would really appreciate it if someone could assist me in removing them completely.

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Windows 7's "Search Programs and Files" is not functioning properly,
it searches some folders, but ignores some others (which are newer), and when I choose "search again in: computer" it finds the ignored folders.
any comments would be highly appreciated

A:Windows 7's "Search Programs and Files" is not functioning properly


I suggest downloading Hotfix from the URL mentioned, which can fix the issue: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977380

Article ID: 977380

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I am experiencing issues with my small domain setup. Windows Server 2012 R2 and windows 10 PRO domain attached PC's

Any users who are not a member of the Administrators group cannot login with their domain account (A device attached to the system is not functioning.) or access their file shares (invalid folder) even if they have been granted access to the file-shares.
However if I add them to the administrators group everything works fine with no issues.
I have not made any changes to group policy recently and have no idea what has changed to stop regular users from being able to do anything.

It is strange because there is nothing wrong with devices attached to the PC and the folders are definitely valid. It is all dependent on which account is trying to access.
Please let me know if you need further info.


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That's what happens to me two restarts after installing/reinstalling the Forceware drivers for my MSI 7950GX2, every time.

Here's the system in question:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 2.4GHz (stock) cooled by Big Typhoon
ASUS P5N32-E SLI Plus motherboard @ 1066MHz FSB (stock), no active cooling, just heatpipes
Two sticks of pqi TURBO 2GB DDR2-667 4-4-4-12 @ 1T, stock clocks
40GB Seagate Barracuda IV PATA HDD (test installation of OS and a couple games)
MSI NX7950GX2 in the top PCI Express x16 slot.
Thermaltake Purepower RX 600W - 4x +12V rails
My air-cooling setup keeps the CPU at around 28-32C when idle, depending on room temperature.
The system is running Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Standard Edition, with Service Pack 2 freshly installed.

I only have one 7950GX2, and I have *never* been able to get "Multi-GPU configuration" to actually show up under "Manage 3D Settings" in the NVIDIA Control Panel. I've recently flashed to the latest BIOS for my motherboard, and I can always reproduce the error in either PCI Express x16 slot. There are no other cards besides the audio riser card.

I've tried using only one 2GB stick of RAM and then installing the Forceware drivers, and I've tried it with relaxed timing (5-5-5-15) as well.

I've also tried using all three of the 6-pin PCI Express connectors that the power supply offers. Each one works off of a different rail. No differences noticed. Each +12V rail on the ... Read more

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In Internet Explorer on windows xp, Using the "add to favourites" folder feature does not work properly when trying to download webpages, the browser crashes, or the process takes a few minutes.
Steps taken to try to fix it have been re-installing Internet Explorer, software and reseting Internet settings. I can't figure out this problem, or if it is to do with my Internet ISP connection, which is the 02 modem dial up broadband connection.? as it used to work last year under a faster ASDL connection. Would appreciate any advise.

A:"Add to Favourites" feature in Internet Explorer not functioning

Have you tried right clicking on the IE desktop icon and selecting 'Start without addons'?
If everything works then an add-on is causing problems.

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The devices that die right away are the network adapter and any USB memory stick plugged in, they still have their lights and all running but aren't recognized in "This PC" and the network adapter isn't found in "Control Panel\Network and
Internet\Network Connections".

My keyboard, wireless mouse that runs through the keyboard's USB ports and the external HDD remains functional UNTIL I pull the plug on them, after that plugging them back in does nothing.

I put randomly in quotations because it seems to fail more often when I download something at speeds over 3Mb/s, for an example downloading Hearthstone through the Battle.Net client will more often than not make the issue happen after a little bit. BUT it still
happens randomly during NO network load what-so-ever.


CPU| FX-8350
GPU| Radeon 5850
Motherboard | Crosshair IV Formula
RAM | 2x DDR3
PSU | 700W Gold 
SSD| Evo 850
OS | Windows 8.1


* [Downloaded these chipset drivers](http://support.amd.com/en-us/download/chipset?os=Windows%208.1%20-%2064)

* Installed all Windows 7 drivers I could find except the BIOS ones due to lack of Windows 8.1 drivers from http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/CROSSHAIR_IV_FORMULA/HelpDesk_Download/

* Turned off "Allow this computer to turn off this device to save power" in Device Manager for ALL devices in the USB tab that had the option, and the Network tab.

* Set the Power Options to high performance and dis... Read more

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Hello!my folder icons in windows 7 are not functioning"align to grid"

A:Icons not functioning "align to grid"

Karan K
Align to grid refers to the desktop icons.

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I have what seems to be a unique right-click problem. After searching a bit, I found nothing that seemed to relate exactly to my issue.

My system is as listed in "My System Specs" (OS, CPU, motherboard, etc.).

On my system, there are setup a limited user account set, my own account (administrator-level), and also the built-in administrator account (unhidden and renamed).


Right-click is non-functional. No context menus appear anywhere at any time.

The application key on my Microsoft Natural Elite keyboard *does* bring up context menus (discovered this by chance).

Right-clicking with the mouse *does* bring up context menus in the limited user account, as well as in the built-in administrator account.

When running in Windows XP mode from my own account (I need this mode to run an application I use), the non-functioning right-click issue persists.

This problem arose seemingly “out of nowhere”. The only thing I had done recently was to run the “All tasks” (“mygodmode”) application–just as a matter of curiosity.

1. I have run SFC. No change.

2. I have run checks for malware, viruses. No issues.

3. I have run ShellExView and ShellMnView. No change.

4. I have changed the USB ports into which the mouse and keyboard are connected. No change

5. I have updated the drivers for the mouse and keyboard. No change.

6. I have uninstalled, then rei... Read more

A:A "unique" (?) problem with non-functioning right-click

Please take a look here and see if it applies.

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I recently purchased a T3620, and I tried to replace the original one (NVidia Quadro K2200) with  low end one - NVidia nvs 295. I found I cannot get video output after power on. I put the K2200 back and it works again. I tried other old cards and none work. The cards are confirmed to be working themselves on other machines.

So  the question is: It now seems that T3620 can only use the cards in the configuration list. But why T3620 cannot use other cards fitting the same spec -- PCIE 2.0 x16, no extra power supply?  If I recall the old Dell workstations, they can use all kind of video cards, as long as interface is compatible. Is there white list in the BIOS to prevent other type of video card to start?

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Described here. I have a problem with finishing work on "unknown device". For a moment, after installing from the DELL (www.dell.com/.../advanced) driver "ST Microelectronics Free Fall Sensor Driver ", file DRVR_WIN_R309372.EXE Device Manager has stopped showing that there is an" unknown device "in the configuration. After updating to "ST Microelectronics Free Fall Sensor Driver", the Chipset_Driver_RCHTX_WN_2.00.10.34_A11.EXE file, from the same DELL page, again appeared in the configuration unknown device.
I decided to remove the ST Microelectronics Free Fall Sensor Driver from the system via the Control Panel to install only DRVR_WIN_R309372.EXE. Unfortunately, the installation can not be resumed, the message "Found incompatible installation of, Version. Please uninstall it via Control Panel Add / Remove Programs before installing this version of Accelerometer". The problem is that Control Panel no longer shows this application. Suspecting that there were some traces left after the previous installation, I tried to remove them from the File Manager and also edited the registry. In the registry I searched for: "R309372", "RCHTX", "Microelectronics", "AccelerometerP11". I deleted the entries containing the above characters. I would be grateful for directional guidance on how to proceed further. I am using Windows 10 64 bit Dell Precision M4500.

A:Precision M4500, Windows 10, "unknown device" problem

PiotrMak,Unfortunately, there are no Windows 10 drivers  available from Dell on the M4500 system.

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I have a Precision t7600 with A12 BIOS.  Asus hyper PCIe card installed with SM951 M.2 NVME SSD.
Currently the system runs flawless, booting from (2) RAID0 sata in LEGACY BIOS mode.
I installed the NVME on ASUS-HYPER PCIe card.  System recognized the SSD right away.  SSD  formats, copies, passes windows tool tests.  Yay - fun and fast.  Ok now I would like to boot from this fast SSD.
I physically disconnect mechanical SATA drives, from the system.
Create usb-thumb windows 8.1 install, and attempt to install to NVME SSD.  After the system partitions the SSD, I click "OK".  The first cycle install operating system to SSD - good.  The system reboots gracefully.  Normally after this step, system SHOULD NORMALLY boot from the drive and continue to install.  On MY system, will fail at this point:
 "No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, f2 for setup utility Press F5 to run onboard diagnostics."
If I leave the USB thumbdrive in, it will automatically boot from the install USB and recycle the windows install from START again - and do this for eternity, instead of booting from the brand new install to the NVME SSD.
Going on day 3, really frustrated.  I can NOT get this system to take an install, in the UEFI, on the SSD.  I tried windows 8.1, windows 10 and Ubuntu 16, same problem each time.  I recently updated BIOS from A10 to A12.  I have tried to use RUFUS procedures to crea... Read more

A:Precision & SM951 NVME SSD. Using UEFI, on USB created from Microsoft d/l windows 8.1 and 10: "No bootable devices"

When it says Strike F1... did you press F2 and look in BIOS setup to see if that drive is first in the boot sequence?

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I had an working application in IE with servlet. No after adding new services in the application, the testing was done in netscape and Opera. The test were successful in these two browsers.
But the IE shows strange behaviour. The "SUBMIT" Button is not functioning. I dont know why. I compared the HTML code in both the browsers.
This Functionality is not working for only one service. But all the other services with the same type of functionality using the submit button are working as expected.
Can anyone put some light on this problem.

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with an icon of a computer with a red "X" over it. I do not know what a network cable is, or how it could be unplugged because my computer came with wifi. I cannot get it to connect to the internet at all.
My Dell Precision M60 recently had a computer virus, and I ran malware megabytes to try to fix it. Malwarebytes did clear my computer of the virus, but after a few days of running malwarebytes, my laptop gave me a message that it had to shut down to protect itself. It said that if I had recently changed any settings on the computer, that might be the cause of the shutdown. Everytime I turned the computer on, it would show the same message and then shut down again.
I brought it to a computer mechanic. He said that malware megabytes got rid of the virus, but probably mistook a good file as part of the virus. My computer seemed to be shutting down because of a the good file that malware megabytes modified.
I got my laptop back from the computer guy today. It seems to be fixed other than the fact that it won't connect to the internet at all. The first time I recieved the message, "Local Area Connection Network cable unplugged", was after I ran malwarebytes, but before I brought it to the computer guy. My laptop would often connect to the internet anyway, back then. I am wondering if malwarebytes might have changed the internet settings.
Does anyone know how to fix this problem? Thank you!

A:Dell Precision laptop showing message,"Local Area Connection Network cable unplugged"

If you don't have an ethernet cable connected then that message is normal. Since you apparently don't use it you can disable the connection in Network Connections to get rid of the nag.

It's impossible to guess what files might have been modified by the malware, the malware fighter, or the computer guy.

Does your wireless adapter appear under Network Adapter in Device Manager as OK? What, if any, warning or errors are there in Device Manager?

Assuming you are using an integrated wireless adapter is it switched on? Can you detect your network?

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I have purchased Dell products for the last 25 years and – until this experience – was a big fan of both Dell products and Dell IT support.
In October of 2016, I purchased a Precision 7710 with the Advance E-Port Plus docking station. I already had two HD Ultrasharp Dell Monitors. Despite misgivings about Windows 10 I ordered the computer with the Windows 10 OS.
The computer had display issues, so that my HD monitors looked fuzzy and pixelated. (This was not related to any particular app, as even the desktop icons looked bad.)
After several calls to Pro Support, I was told to return the computer for a refund and purchase the same computer again, which I did. (I was hesitant, because the computer is very expensive, and I had already experienced a high level of confusing around the order - for example, I never received an invoice, and the computer arrived with no paperwork - no invoice, packing slip - nothing. As a small business owner, that we very worrisome.)
Right after receiving the new computer, I had major surgery, and did not use the docking station for several weeks, because I could not sit at a desk. (This was my one major mistake, because it meant that I missed the deadline for a straight return.) When I finally did attempt to use my external monitors, the computer had the same problem. There were other, seemingly associated problems, such as the fact that the NVIDIA control panel and the Intel control panel could not detect more than one monitor. There we... Read more

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Thought I'd post a solution to an annoyance that was aggravating me. On my large twin screens I had trouble with fine mouse movement. I'd turn on "Enhance pointer precision" in Mouse Properties and it would help.

But when I would reboot, it would turn off.

Turns out the problem was with Logitech Setpoint. It has its own mouse speed/acceleration settings and doesn't like Windows' settings messing it up. So it resets Windows to default on startup.

The problem was also the solution, for me at least. By using Setpoint to set speed fairly low, but acceleration high, after some tweaking I could get what I wanted: no twitch at low speeds, so I could hit buttons and make fine adjustments -- but the ability to move around the screens quickly at high speeds.

A:Mouse "pointer precision" keeps turning off

Quote: Originally Posted by Launce

Thought I'd post a solution to an annoyance that was aggravating me. On my large twin screens I had trouble with fine mouse movement. I'd turn on "Enhance pointer precision" in Mouse Properties and it would help.

But when I would reboot, it would turn off.

Turns out the problem was with Logitech Setpoint. It has its own mouse speed/acceleration settings and doesn't like Windows' settings messing it up. So it resets Windows to default on startup.

The problem was also the solution, for me at least. By using Setpoint to set speed fairly low, but acceleration high, after some tweaking I could get what I wanted: no twitch at low speeds, so I could hit buttons and make fine adjustments -- but the ability to move around the screens quickly at high speeds.

Hello Launce & welcome to our Forum,

Thanks for taking the time to share a problem... plus the solution you found.

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I have a new Acer AL1714 flat monitor. It works fine most of the time, but occasionally when switching from one user desktop to another in WindowsXP I get a bouncing grey box that says "Input Not Supported". At that point it seems there is nothing to do but reboot. It is frustrating!

Any suggestions are appreciated.

A:Acer Monitor "Input Not Supported" after changing desktops in WinXP

check the refresh rates in the desktop with the problem in safe mode

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I'm trying to burn a hogs of war (ps1) iso file which i have converted back from a psp EBOOT file using psx2psp.
I burn the the .ccd file using alcohol 120% and i get the message about the Image size not matching to the Lead-Out recorded in TOC and i select the recommended option to "keep TOC as on source cd, write until end of img file.

can someone pleeease help me get this right as hogs of war is a freking awesome game.
if you can help then hugs and kisses and that mushy krap.

edit: oh and hears the burn error log:

###################### Source Disc/Image Information ######################
Type: CloneCD Image file
Path: C:\Games\Hogs of War\Copy of Hogs of War\
Name: how iso hopefully.ccd
how iso hopefully.img
Size: 484.35 MB
Session: 1
Track: 1
Session 01:
Track 01: Mode 2 Form 1, Length: 122797(239.8 MB), Address: 000000

####################### Dumping/Recording Progress Log #######################
********* Time stamp of this log file: 30/01/2008 5:44:45 p.m. *********
17:44:45 Processor info: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 3.00GHz x 2 (3001MHz)
17:44:45 Memory Available to Windows: 1,048,092 KB
17:44:45 Memory Buffer size: 256 MB
17:44:45 Starting EFM Error Bypass Engine
17:44:45 Image file loading: C:\Games\Hogs of War\Copy of Hogs of War\how iso hopefully.ccd
17:44:45 Source Info: Session: 1, Track: 1, Length: 239.8 MB / 027:17:22
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A:game burning error "human brain input missing"

ok i tried to just burn the iso image without using the .ccd file but i had to set track format, block size, image and trailer size, and whether the data was scrambled and/or contains EDC\ECC info sections.

having no idea i burned with the original settings i.e
track format: track mode 2 form 1
block size: 2352
image trailer size: 0
image header size: 0
data was scrambled: n
// contains EDC/ECC info sections: no

and now the videos have no audio.

any ideas?

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I have a SOUND BLASTER X-FI which has been working properly for about a year since I installed it.
With no warning, I have lost all sound to the device - it neither plays sound or picks it up.
The motherboard sound is still working fine, so its not a huge issue, but it would b e nice to get my sound card back up.

(More recently one of DVD players stopped being detected as well - just adding that in case it's related)

I'm using a machine with an i7 quad core - window 7 64 bitinstalled

The hardware properties says it working properly, yet it fails any of the tests I use.
When I try to launch the applications that came with it (e.g. Creative Start) it says the hardware device associated is not installed - but in device manager it says it is there, which is confusing.

Any thoughts?

A:Solved: Sound Blaster X-FI "working properly" yet no input or output

"Device Manager" is a misleading name as it's really a "Driver Manager" in that it gets all it's info from the driver, and provided it's the correct driver, DM will tell you it's working okay even when the actual hardware has become faulty or even died altogether. So you must not always believe what DM tells you in regard to the actual state of the hardware, specially when other testing utilities tell you otherwise.

My guess is you're X-Fi has bitten the dust, just not in a way that DM is able to sense.

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I had a pc which blew up on me about 5 years ago. I always
thought that it was the power supply but I got a new one and never
bothered to get this fixed.
However, I've recently had cause to need a second pc. Thus I thought
about trying to get the old girl fixed.
I took the power supply out of another old broken pc (but I knew the power supply was working) and
replaced this with the presumed broken one. Feeling nervous pressed the button and started up
first time and went through the boot sequence no problem. Excellent I thought, (seeing XP for the first
time in years) feeling pleased with myself as I didn't think that I would be able to get it to work.
So I shut it down, disconnected the cables and got some compressed air and gave it a bit of a clean.
As there was much fluff/dirt which has accumulated over the years.
Reconnected the cables and attempted to start again. However this time for reasons unknown it'd not
boot. Instead I got the error message "no signal input or cable disconnected" and the monitor was blank.
so I tried with another monitor and this time it'd just went into safe power mode. Again it would not
turn on when the start button was pressed on the PC.
Now this exact same problem used to happen to me five years ago. That is every now and again the monitor
would just go into safe power mode and refuse to start. I never knew why but I always managed to get it
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A:Old PC briefly brought back from the dead but now "no signal input error"

Since it did occur after removing all of the cables, and based on the error "no signal input or cable detected" you could have possibly put the cables back in the wrong places, or the cables aren't seated all the way. I would do a double check of that and reseat all the cables.

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Please guys i need help...
My AOC E1621SWB monitor always say "Input not Support" after the Windows 7 logo... I tried running it in Safe mode and every other option i have but still it says the same thing...
Before I had that message I am installing Windows 7 64bit because what i had was just 34 bit (i just bought a kingston DDR3 4GB RAM and i have 2GB RAM also, i wanted to maximize my RAMs and everybody on the internet tells me to go 64... so that's why i did.)

I Installed the 64 bit with the Custom option because i like to build it from the ground up.. after some percent of Installation, of course my PC restarted and boom that's where the dreadful "Input not Support" message came... I tried Plugging in and out the VGA cable, the power plug and turning on and off the monitor but nothing works...
I don't know if it has any connection with the Win7 installation but as far as i can remember this was the first time it happened.

Some Facts you may also want to know:
1. there is nothing wrong with my VGA cable because i tried it with my laptop and it works.
2. i think there is also nothing wrong with the PC's VGA port because i can still see the logo etc at the startup.
3. I don't know if it helps but i have an AMD Athlon II Processor with NVIDIA GeForce 7025/ nForce 630a
4. I have searched every forum here, in Fixya and tomshardware but i can't find any solution..
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A:Solved: "Input not support" message pops up in my AOC e1621swb monitor

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My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar was represented with a big custom icon to save eye strain. I had them installed in opposite vertical margins, and they were set on auto-hide to keep them out of the way when not being used. Just move your mouse pointer to the left or right margin, and BAM! Sorry for the cliche, but I really got used to the convenience of what I had set up, and I just don't think I can be as efficient without anything comparable.

Now there appears to be nothing comparable in the Windows 7 GUI, and it's making me sick with rage! I see only the option to put a "toolbar" on an existing "taskbar", and no option to create any additional taskbars! This cramps up your one-and-only taskbar, plus the tiny toolbar access buttons require way too much precision for anything that's supposed to be quick. When you've figured out how to bring up that ridiculous button, the list that it yields is small enough to cause painful eyestrain - nothing efficient, much less cool about this at all! I have seen customization options in other OS GUIs that may have resolved some of these issues, but I see none such in W7.

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A:Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"

Several possibilities here: Second taskbar in windows7? [Solved] - Windows 7 - Windows 7

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Hello all. I'll explain in as much detail as possible and I thank everyone for their help. I know my way around a computer in terms of basics, but nothing intricate. I got this PC (custom built but nothing serious: my dad put it together 3 years ago and it worked great for him. Before giving it to me he completely cleared the harddrive and bought me an OEM version of Win 7 to install. I've had it for months and had updated everything (drivers, etc).) I'm trying to get him on the phone to fill me in on the part details because they escape my memory for the time being. Onward to the problem.

Couple of days ago when I came home after letting my computer "sleep" it would refuse to come out of its sleep status. I'd force a power down, boot it back up, and at times a bit of text would show, but then the monitor would blink off and say "no input detected." Kept trying to get it back up and every now and then it would work for random amounts of time (no specific games or programs running aside from Firefox.) Sometimes I would get it to boot and then it would blue screen. However the blue screen was so quick I couldnt copy the code: it would just immediately tell me "no input detected."

I found an old monitor (one of those fat E-Machines monitors) and swapped it out. Booted the computer up and it went immediately to a blue screen and held. I will type the code below. By the way, I am typing this from my laptop as I still cannot get back onto the desktop... Read more

A:BSOD randomly. Plus, monitor started "no input detected"


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I have an issue with the SOAP web service I created, as I get the error:

Additional information: System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException: Server was unable to process request. ---> System.FormatException: Input string was not in a correct format.Click to expand...

When I try to call one of the functions like this it works perfectly:

WarehouseDistanceService.WarehouseDistanceServiceSoapClient warehouseClient;
String strA, strB;
int returnDistance;

warehouseClient = new WarehouseDistanceService.WarehouseDistanceServiceSoapClient();
strA = "London";
strB = "Manchester";

returnDistance = warehouseClient.DistanceBetween(strA, strB);

However I am reading strA and strB in from a database and then get the:
An unhandled exception of type 'System.ServiceModel.FaultException' occurred in mscorlib.dll

Additional information: System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException: Server was unable to process request. ---> System.FormatException: Input string was not in a correct format.

at System.Number.StringToNumber(String str, NumberStyles options, NumberBuffer& number, NumberFormatInfo info, Boolean parseDecimal)Click to expand...

I assume there is probably some kind of special character in the String that I am not seeing that is not compatible with the web service. Any advice on how I can remove these/fix this?

Many Thanks


A:SOAP Web Server: "Input String Not In Correct Format"


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Hi there I'm in pretty desperate need of help. First I'll start by giving the specs of my computer.
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name MCCLOUD
User Name Paul

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2600 MHz (13 x 200)
Motherboard Name Intel Rock Lake D865PERL (5 PCI, 1 AGP, 4 DIMM)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Springdale i865PE
System Memory 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (10/23/03)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port RIM Virtual Serial Port (COM3)
Communication Port RIM Virtual Serial Port (COM4)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4600 (128 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 4600

I'm also using a Dell 1707FPt LCD monitor. Now the problem is that whenever I try to run counter strike or Civ 4 my screen goes black and says "Analog Input cannot display this video mode." Now I know this normally means that I'm trying to run a resolution or refresh rate that exceeds the monitors capacity. The thing is though that I tried playing counter strike at 800x600 with vsync on and it still gives me the problem. Another weird thing is that when I switch the video mode from open gl to software I can then play. I'm pretty stumped, I've tried everything I could think of in terms of forcing the video mode and programs to lock the refresh rates but nothing seems to ... Read more

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Hello everyone,

I just had this problem occur the other day. I was playing the new WoW, when I started getting a really BAD picture: lines going across my screen, red and green dots and what not.

Then the game froze and I had to shut down the computer. I tried logging on a few more times with the same problems.

I tried logging on just to use the internet and the screen kept going black, then back to normal, eventually just freezing.

Now, when I log on, the screen goes black right at the blue login screen, and my moniter reads" IGN no input signal."

I am running Microsoft XP. I saw another thread like this elsewhere with the agreed-upon cause being overheating. All my fans work (including processor and video card) and I even took off the side panel after the computer has been off for a day, still no luck.

The oldest parts on my computer are the harddrive (safe to assume this is not the problem) and my video card.

Any help would be appreciated, and sorry if this is in the wrong board


A:After computer startup, black screen, followed by "no input signal"

I have the same problm need help bad

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Hey guys, first of all great that you have this community and thank you in advance for sharing your wisom

I have a question about a hardware issue that I have (I will post my specs below). About a year ago I compiled a decent gaming pc and had it assembled. After about a month, I couldn't get it to boot normally and I got the error 'no video input detected' on my monitor, while everything else seems fine. I'm by no means a computer expert but know just enough of it to take the GPU out and switch RAM sockets, and after doing those things a couple of times my pc worked again just fine.

Today I got the same error again. In fact, my screen froze into all kinds of colored pixels and nothing worked anymore. When I turned the PC off and on again, I got the 'no input detected' thing again. After taking out the GPU again, clearing dust, checking all cables were connected and reseating the RAM a couple of times it still wouldn't give any signal to my monitor. However when I reseated the RAM again to a socket that I had not tried before, everything now works again flawlessly.

Now my question is: do you think my RAM might be broken and could it be frying my RAM sockets slowly one by one? I know I should test this by placing the RAM back again but I'm a bit concerned that I might not get my PC to work again when I start meddling around again.

A:"No video input detected" - Solved the problem but I have a question


- ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M - Motherboard - micro ATX - Socket FM2 - AMD A75 - USB 3.0 - Gigabit LAN
- AMD Athlon II X4 750K - 3.4 GHz - 4 cores - 4 threads - 4 MB cache - Socket FM2 - Box
- Radeon HD 7750 - 2 GB GDDR3 - PCI Express 3.0 x16 - DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort
- Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 - Vaste schijf - 500 GB - intern - 3.5" - SATA-600 -buffer: 16 MB
- Corsair CX Series Modular CX430M
- Crucial - Memory - 4 GB - DIMM 240-pins - DDR3 - 1600 MHz / PC3-12800 - CL11 - 1.5 V - non-buffered - non-ECC

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I had my old computer hooked up to a 22" LCD but when I got a new computer I hooked it (the old computer) up to a 17" LCD. On startup, I get the windows splash screen, then everything goes blank and I get the Input Signal Out of Range message.

I was able to get into safe mode where I set the screen resolution back to the lowest setting. I rebooted and had the same message. Now I have tried a number of times and can't even get back into safe mode. I start tapping F8 when the splash screen shows up - is that too soon?

Please advise on how to get back into safe mode and then what do I do differently once I get there. Thanks!

A:Changed Monitor - "Input Signal Out of Range" message

Try hooking back up the 22inch resetting the resolution and saving it from within regular windows.

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