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How do I continue to use old versions of Skype?

Q: How do I continue to use old versions of Skype?


I have two computers, one desktop and one laptop. I've been using Skype for several years, but as of today it won't let me sign in anymore, it says I am using an old version and MUST update, which I refuse. I absolutely hate the new generation versions of Skype that looks like an iPhone chat and I rather not use it at all. But surely there must be a way around this? Any suggestions? I read a guide from 2014 that said it's possible to bypass by backing up the old version of Skype.exe and then installing the latest version, but Skype's website won't even let me download the latest version, so I can't try to see if even that works.
Please help.

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Trying to get to grips with new 8.1 laptop.

It has Skype 7.26 pre-installed, i.e full program >80MB.

But it also has "Apps" - Skype and Skype WiFi.

Why do I need all these? Can I delete the Apps? (I'd probably only use the desktop program which I am used to.)

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I am using Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and recently I was forced to download latest Skype version, which I believe is ok for Win 10.
I want to use the Split window chat but am unable to do since that is only designed for Win10.
Please advise if I can download/use previous versions to my comfort.

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Am having major performance problems with Skype running on a Packard Bell PC with one of the on-board Realtek sound cards.

The computer runs fine, no malware detected, no viruses detected, etc. Everything generally in good working order.

As soon as you launch Skype and it trys to sign on, it becomes massively 'laggy'. When it does respond and you verify the audio settings as required you can just about make a call to someone on skype, or the test call and it disconnects you almost immediately and you get a loop of the disconnect sound about 10-15 times.

Tis a P4 2.8HT, 512MB RAM, 1024 Virtual Memory - 100GB+ Free HDD space. XP HE SP3.

My money's on it being poorly written sound drivers, but have tried both versions on Packard Bells site and the generic ones available on Realtek's site to no avail.

Also tried version 3.0 and 3.1 of Skype from Oldversion.com with no change.

Any ideas?

A:Skype - all versions - poor performance

Hi SH Consultancy and welcome to TSF !

Wireless or wired network ?

If wired and if you believe it's a driver issue there's not much you can do. Try deactivating HD audio in the BIOS and reverting to AC97.

512MB of RAM is considered the bare minimum if you want XP to be responsive, see if adding another 512MB helps.

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Previously worked on http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/1074941-what-going-here.html#post8513347 was looking good it was running faster almost back to normal. next day it's all back again I do not know what I did wrong. going to take it much slower this time not that i didn't do it wright the first time.

#1 Firefox loads web pages non stop. I use Noscript and grease monkey to assist my we-todd-nest from doing something stupid.

#2 All programs take forever to open. Steam, Yahoo messenger, and Skype do not always connect to internet if at all.

#3 SUPERantiSpyware remover currently not detecting errors but will post current result after it finishes scanning. This step took over 3 hours last time and it's been running for 1hr 20 min as of 8:19 NYC time.

#4 Downloads are slugish sometimes i have to pause and restart because the load rate goes to zero and stays that way till i mess with it.

#5 I'm a user of avg comp skills. I understand computers and basic programing like VB and Excel. I'm good at following directions just bad at English.

#6 I cannot thank you all enuf for your help.

These are the reports I got from all the steps taken.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 450 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3890 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 512 Mb
Hard... Read more

A:Web pages continue to load programs slugish, download issues persist, Skype not log

you never replied to the previous topic
continue there
this is closed
If you want help, then respond to the helper & stick in teh same topic until it is fixed, not keep starting new topics

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Hello all, I just got a new machine. Acer-5542-5462 with windows 7.

Of course it comes with the McAfee and Norton trials. Is either one worth purchasing when the trial runs out? If not, is there another AV that I can buy thats worth a darn?

I'd also like to get one or two free AVs for backup..Malwarebytes is one I'll probably get right away, any other good free ones I that you folks would recommend?

Thanks in advance!

A:Best protect paid versions and free versions?

As far as purchasing one, I don't see why you should when you can get a free program that works well. I've used Kaspersky and it was good. Now I use Microsoft Security Essentials. It's free and since it's made by Microsoft, I figure they know Windows better than most companies..

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Free vs. Paid AV Solutions
In this review, 15 free AV solutions were reviewed and compared against their paid counterparts --- that vendor’s cheapest paid antivirus software. 
Products reviewed include Adaware, Avast, AVG, Avira, Bitdefender, Comodo, Fortinet, Kaspersky Lab, McAfee, Microsoft, Panda, Qihoo, Sophos, Tencent and ZoneAlarm

(65 pages, 4.14 Meg)

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Windows 7 32 Bitand Skype 5.0 new version of Skype no more freezing lost other topic. I am so happy finally skype works on Windows 7 32 Bit Home Premium

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I noticed that skype has send to all skype contacts a certain link, to one contact even multiply links.
this all happens on the same day: 17th december from 14:30 -14:39.
I haven't seen any spam send anymore after that.
Skype support told me to reset my password, I did, and to download safety scanner from microsoft. they proviced me with the link.
when I try to open the link, the browser cannot load the page, it is stuck in a loop:  sometimes I see a page, but just for a second or even less, then mostly white page, and browser keeps trying to load the page. and in chrome : a  little shield symbol on the right side of the address bar says that it's trying to load scripts from unauthenticated sources. this message dissappears very quickly.
I have skype installed on two laptops, and on my smartphone (iphone).
The problem I told about, is on one laptop that has no antivirus. I did not yet checked the other laptop, if the microsoft page opens or not. but I do have bitdefender internet security (paid) installed on the second laptop.
I want to be sure the laptop that has the problem, is virusfree.
Scanresultaten van Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Versie:31-12-2015
Gestart door Momo (Beheerder) op MOMOSONYLAPTOP (31-12-2015 17:11:28)
Gestart vanaf C:\Users\Momo\Desktop
Geladen Profielen: Momo (Beschikbare Profielen: Momo & Nora & MomoSurf)
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A:spam send in skype account to all skype contacts - cannot load page safety scan

I downloaded the safety scanner from microsoft from my other laptop without any issue.
copied it to a usb, put it on the problem laptop, a full scan and nothing found.
I realize I did had a antivirus paid version (kaspersky internet securuity) on the laptop, as I first said that it had no antivirus.
I only disabled it because it had problems running.
Now I enabled it, updated it and run a full scan. nothing found.
I don't know if skype is the cause and not a virus?  the skype workers told me that the cause could be anything (email, virus on computer).
I mostly use skype on iphone, and here I'm confused with what the skype workers said: one said that iphone can not be infected, so no need to check the iphone.
an other said: you can download an app from app store to scan for viruses, because it is possible that the virus is on the iphone.
This is really not clear anymore.

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skype runs ok in my VISTA HOME BASIC 32BIT, but icon/shortcut of skype in desktop, do not seem instead shows a small null icon, well what to do to be seen ?

A:skype runs ok in my VISTA HOME BASIC 32BIT, but icon/shortcut of skype in desktop, do

Hello Ise,

You might see if creating a new shortcut for it directly from the .exe file of Skype may work instead.

Hope this helps,

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I've experienced some problems and discomfort with skype for win8:
- not able to show screen,
- terrible design,
- very slow response (i.e. when I click RMB, the menu shows up in several seconds, and I expect to see it immideately),
- doesn't understand links to skype chat like skype:?chat&blob=blahblahblah, when I click it nothing happens.

I've also tried skype for desktop, it was even worse:
- when I changed online status to invisible (i've also tried with N/A), skype stopped to receive and send messages,
- when this or another error occurs, I try to kill skype process via task manager, TM then firstly says that skype is not responding (so i am trying to kill process), after that TM stops responding as well.
So when i've tried skype for desktop i had to reboot my laptop about 5 times in a day.

Now I've installed skype from Store back, but I still need to go to skype chat.

Could anyone please help me either make skype 5.x/6.x work on win8, or enter the chat which i need?

Here's my system: http://i.imgur.com/Fu65f57.png

Thanks in advance!

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My skype contacts are missing with newest skype and the support gives me
"Carissa M.
First, ensure that you are signed in with the correct Skype Name." 
Could anyone upload skype 6.1 or lower please... 
Also does anyone know why the skype crashes when trying to login with microsoft account on newest version

A:Skype retarded support: Anyone upload Skype 6.1

You can find 6.1 online with a quick google search, such as at http://www.filepuma.com/download/skype_6.1.0.129-2261/For even older versions: http://www.oldversion.com/windows/skype-5-9-0-123Don't have version 6.3 to verify the crash issue using the microsoft log in.

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I have tried everything imaginable to get rid of these two.  I can delete Skype via 
control panel, but it comes back and re-installs itself.  
Click to call will not go away.  When I try to use the control panel I get a message that 
says, "close Chrome browsers to uninstall".   I've tried doing that and still get that same message.
I've even uninstalled Chrome and re-installed it with the same result.
These two are like a bad dream.   
Any help with completely deleting both would be appreciated.

A:I can't get rid of Skype or Skype Click To Call!!

If you haven't followed the instructions given in link below....try that.
How can I completely uninstall and then reinstall Skype for Windows desktop?
You can also try using Revo in Advanced Mode to remove Skype.
Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware

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Not so much a software support question, but this is the best I could figure it'd go into... but if I have an Office 365 subscription that includes 60 minutes of Skype calling a month, do I still need to purchase a Skype number so people can call me and for people to know who's calling them?

I tested it out as it is right now and when I call my dad's phone, says "Unknown caller."

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I have always used Skype for Desktop and only recently found that there is a Skype Modern App on my system.
From what I have read it would seem the best plan would be to ditch the App and just continue with the desktop version.
Have there been any recent changes that would make the the Modern App a better solution than the Desktop version?

A:Skype for Desktop vs Skype Modern App

They have updated it recently so it doesn't continue to ring even when you have answered the desktop version which is why I uninstalled it in the first place. This means in theory you could install both and answer whichever you felt like at the time.

I prefer the look of the desktop version personally so I never re-installed the Modern App version.

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Whenever I try to restore a file (right click > "Restore previous versions") that I know has recently changed, I see:
"There are no previous versions available" on the file's "Previous Versions" tab.

I've been running Windows 7 x64 Business for a long time now, and I have never seen it available for any of my files.

On "System Properties" > "System Protection", it says "On" under "Protection" for my only drive - C:. I have been able to manually create a system restore point.

I have "Restore system settings and previous versions of files" checked upon clicking the "Configure" button. 10% (93.14GB) is dedicated to "Disk Space Usage" on that same dialogue box.

Some threads have suggested that not having administrative shares enabled can prevent this service and suggest enabling it by adding a reg key, which I have done.:
Administrative share - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

TCP/IP netbios helper service is automatically starting successfully.

Any ideas how I can get this working?


A:Previous Versions not working-There are no previous versions available

You might want to take a look at this tutorial for restoring Previous Versions in Vista. The process might be the same (or very similar) in Windows 7. How to Restore Previous Versions of a File and Folder in Vista

I can't help you with any other suggestions to get your Previous Versions working, but as a workaround in the mean time, if you need to repair or restore previous versions of any files, you can download the free app ShadowExplorer http://www.shadowexplorer.com/ which is an alternative program for Vista and Windows 7 for the Previous Versions feature that is not available for all editions.

ShadowExplorer latest version - ShadowExplorer 0.8

ShadowExplorer Manual (for Version 0.8) - http://www.shadowexplorer.com/news/11/55.html

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so is there any differenced between thses two and I nedd both of them?

A:Do I need both Skype app and Skype for desktop?

Unless you are on an RT tablet I would just use the desktop version, from the reviews the app is not very good, perhaps after some future updates it will be better.

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I have been using Skype paid calls for business usage and have huge problems with the Other side not hearing me well or at all. It used to work OK but now I have to restart hub or reconnect or just wait . This is for calls to International. If I call skype to skype it is OK most of time. My provider BT has checked all hub settings and network seems fine. I am about to give up on skype to non skype as a business option and the fact I am spending good money and cant get instant support really doesnt help. I am out of ideas
Using Vista with Broadband wireless hub and have good connection with other devices.

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i have tryed to log in to skype to day but all it does is log in for ages then come up with an error "skype can't connect" i have tried everything to fix it but nothing works. i have uninstalled it, restarted pc, restarted modem. i can connect to everything else but skype and it was working earlier today.

A:skype error "skype can't connect"

no one gonna help -_-

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I (stupidly and accidentally) deleted all files in my "Downloads" folder. As in, hard deleted them - not to the recycle bin.

I right-clicked the folder and picked "Properties", "Previous versions". Lo and behold, there were several previous versions. I opened the one from today, browsed through it, and it looked good - all 300+ GB of my files were there. So I went back to "Previous versions" and clicked "Restore". It managed to restore a few files, but most files it said were "missing", or that it needed "administrator access" for them. (I am obviously admin on this computer.) So I clicked "Skip" for those, and let it carry on.

After the restore process was done, it had only successfully restored about ten files. When I now click "Previous versions" for my "Downloads" folder, to at least get a list of the files that are missing, it suddenly says there are no files available! But before I did the restore, there were several restore points there. What happened?

A:Problem with previous versions: "No previous versions available"

Next time you want to recover a folder - rename the currently existing folder before restoring the old version as it will otherwise get overwritten.

Also suggest mounting system restore points and manually copying the required files. See the following software:

System Restore Explorer | Nic's Blog

The download link is hard to spot. It's in the line of text just above the section headed History

Other than that there's also:

ShadowExplorer - Recover Lost Files and Folders

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I've set up a scheduled daily backup of particular data folders on my C drive. The backups are taking place as scheduled, and the latest versions of the files are appearing in the backup. But when I use Win. Explorer and right-click>Restore Previous Versions, no previous versions show up. Daily Windows restore points are also being created at startup. I am running a standalone laptop and backing up to an external 2TB drive with plenty of available space.

I have checked the following and all are correct.

Previous Versions Requirements
System Protection for the C drive in ON
Files that are not system files are included in Windows Backups.
Volume Shadow Copy - Service set to Manual (appears as 'stopped' when checked with Task Manager)
Server - Service set to Started and Automatic.
TCP/IP NetBios Helper - Service set to Started and Automatic.
Workstation - Service set to Started and Automatic.

What am I missing?


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I just spent over 1/2 hour setting up my information and went to preview it to post and was THEN told I was not logged in and my whole post disappeared. I tried going back to that page so I could save it to a clipboard but nothing on your site took me back.

I have a major problem with 2 computers and some really bad bug ...or worm or virus or bot or whatever and right now I don't have the energy to start over. Was too excited about actually finding help by joining a forum but no warning on my posting beforehand. Good luck to other new members. Maybe they will have better luck than what happened to my post. After fighting this problem since March, I cannot start over with a post.

I'm not previewing this one so maybe it will post, although I wish I could go back to my original new posting that I was done with but it vanished cause even though I activated and was welcomed..apparently I was not "logged in" and my post was sent to neverneverland and it is too involved and complicated to start from scratch at this time. You do need a warning or a way to save it to the clipboard before erasing it.

Sorry to be upset but this bug has consumed too much of my life and is ruining my computer accesses.

A:cannot continue

You cannot even start a post if you're not logged in. As soon as you click on the "New" button you will get a prompt to either register if you're not a member or log in if you have already registered so I don't know what happened. There is nothing on the site that takes you back to a previous screen, you are right, that is done by your own browser. It's possible the cookie was blocked or something related to one of your security programs, that's all I can think of.

But if you've run the scans that are require then you should still have the logs so you just need to post them along with a very brief description of the problem.

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I'm currently using Avast Premier and Kaspersky Anti Ransomware! A new version of Avast Premier has been released which has a Ransomware Shield. I'm thinking of removing KAR before updating to new version. Is it a good Idea?

A:Should I continue using KAR?

Starting about 4 weeks ago, Avast started bogging down my PC.... I switched.

Using Gdata Total Security 2017, found it on sale today $19.00

I'm using one engine, and set firewall to highest setting, running nicely.

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flavallee said:

When Microsoft stops providing security updates for Windows XP in April 2014, it will be a 12-1/2 year old operating system.

Some people who have been using Windows XP for that long and aren't computer-knowledgeable will find it difficult to switch to Windows 7 and may decide to stick with Windows XP for as long as possible.

Many of the elderly users whose computers I work on feel this way.Click to expand...

For a personal home computer, connected to the internet, is this safe? I've heard "Yes people hack personal computers all the time constantly!" and "No, hackers don't target individual personal computers."

I use AVG for my virus protection plus No Script, and only occasionally download images, rarely docs or pdfs, almost never videos or programs other than software updates.

I want to avoid switching as long as possible because I have a neurological difficulty with adapting to new UIs, it is extremely difficult and frustrating for me. The Windows version of Word 2007's UI, for example, has almost entirely stumped me every time I try to use it, and I'm quite proficient with Word 2003. I use my XP system on the "Classic" (95/98) UI because the XP UI was so difficult for me to use.

I'm even considering switching to Mac if I have to get a new computer anyway, considering that their UI is somewhat similar to Windows -- maybe more similar than Windows 8? Depending on how soon Windows 7 is g... Read more

A:Continue using XP?

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Hello Guys

I am using W10 on a Acer Laptop.

I have uninstalled Google Chrome, but when I enter a search term and press Enter a window pops up from Google 'Before you continue', so the page cannot load.

So I think there must be a hidden Google link on the computer.

Any advice on this please.

Thank you.

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i decide to format my compaq laptop,while formatting setup cannot continue as blue screen appears saying setup cannot continue coz it might b hard disk drives are not powered on. i quit setup by pressing f3.

when i restart my computer to run on old xp (which was already installed before formatting), a blue screen appears saying check for viruses on computer and some msg about CHDSK /F .

i press many keys bt they are not working on tht blue screen , my laptop jst keep on restarting again and again and same problem occur every time...
plz help

A:set up cannot continue (xp)

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I'm new to Vista and I have Home Premium 64 bit. Is there anyway to get rid of that annoying box that pops up every time you click on a program and it ask " A program needs your permission to continue". If I can't, I'll have to live with it.

A:Pop up Box that ask if you want to continue

Originally Posted by squid13

I'm new to Vista and I have Home Premium 64 bit. Is there anyway to get rid of that annoying box that pops up every time you click on a program and it ask " A program needs your permission to continue". If I can't, I'll have to live with it.

Yes there is a way,

Go to control panel>classic view>user accounts

Click on change user account control settings, and turn it off. It will ask for a restart, restart your computer.

But turning off uac is not recommended by vista forum

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Hi. My computer has been infected. I ran several malware and adware cleaning programs (malware bytes, kaspersky, adware cleaner, zemana, windows defender ( i managed to get in back on) and hitman pro. ) as per your website instructions. It has detected the malwares and adwares and cleaned them . However , when i tried using it again, i still get ads popping out from website like toronto.public.library.com and some other random website. Also , it seems that when i try to play games (steam games) - blade and soul , it seems that ads ( or something )are popping out whenever i right click on my mouse ,but gets blocked immediately. It doesnt affect my gaming , but it bothers me quite a bit to have " that weird thing (maybe ads) that pops and gets blocked immediately ( there is no indication that its an ad that got blocked since there isnt any warning , just my guess) . Any way that you could help me?

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Good evening. Download TDSSKiller.zip from Kaspersky from here and save it to your Desktop. You will then need to extract the file(s) from the zipped folder.
To do this: Right-click on the zipped folder and from the menu that appears, click on Extract All...
In the Extraction Wizard window that opens, click on Next> and in the next window that appears, click on Next> again.
In the final window, click on Finish
Please close all open programs as this may result in a reboot being necessary.
Double click TDSSKiller.exe to begin. Click Start scan and allow the tool to do just that. One the scan has completed, if the tool has identified anything allow it to carry out it's default action(s) - you'll need to click Continue where appropriate. Finally, if it prompts you to reboot your machine, please click Reboot Now and ensure that your machine does so.
If the scan finds nothing, please click the Report button and let me have a copy of the text file that opens. If you reboot your machine, the log, which i'd like to see, will be located at the root of you hard drive as C:\TDSSKiller.Version_Date_Time_log.txt.
Please check that you get the one with the right date and time.

A:Continue to get new attacks

Thank you so much for the help. I ran the TDSSKiller program and there was a hit. The program removed it.

I had to download it to another computer and run it from a cd. The infected computer would not open IE or Firefox. There was a fake antivirus program running on it claiming the programs were infected.

I rebooted into save mode and ran malwarebytes. It found 27 infected items. I removed all of them and let it come up in normal mode. It is still having issues. AVG is still stopping threats. Can you give some advice as to next steps?


Charlie Browne

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HP laptop, when i turn it on i get this

SMART Failure Predicted in Hard Drive 0:xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

WARNING: Immediately back-up your data and replace your Hard Drive Disk. A failure may be imminent.

Press F1 to continue.

i press f1 and it does nothing....wont even boot to a boot disk or os disk. any suggestions other than get a new hd??

A:Press F1 to continue

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please check this code i want to make this program continue whenever a user press the y key but i think there is a problem in writing the code please find it
actually i am a new learner of c/c++ from a book and here i am stuck please help me


here is the code

int a,c,b,e;
char r_st='y';
while (r_st=='y')
printf("\nenter dijit for multiplication\t");
printf("\nhow many multiplications u want\t");
/* with "for" loop this code will be
"for (b=1;b<=e;b++)"
while (b<=e)
printf("\n%d X %d = %d",a, b, c);
printf("\n\ndo u want to restart ? (y/n)");

A:Continue program

When you mix data types or input functions, you may wind up storing the newline character into a variable instead of what the user actually types. There are a few different ways to handle it.

you can use the char type to "eat" the newline
scanf("%d%*c", &e, &r_st);
you can try adding a space before the %c
scanf(" %c", &r_st);
you can try using getchar after the integer is read but before the character is read

scanf("%d" &e);
while(getchar() != '\n'){}
scanf("%c", &r_st);

lastly, you can read all of your input into a character array and use sscanf or functions like strtol or atoi to convert and store the appropriate types.

char user_input[10];
int a;

printf("Enter digit for multiplication: ");
fgets(user_input, sizeof user_input, stdin);

if((sscanf(user_input, "%d", &a)) != 1)
// conversion failed;

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I installed different kinds of protection: malwarebytes, ad-aware, avast, hitman, fcleaner, ccleaner, hijackthis, avg. Afterwards, I removed the outdated norton antivirus, including norton goback, which are all part of systemworks.

Thereafter, I can click on one program but either it will not continue or won't complete or exit after allowing me in.

I did the attached hijackthis in the safemode.

Please help.

A:Software won't continue

I solved it. While in the safe mode, I unchecked avast as it was one of the last things I installed. then run ccleaner. Afterwards, I put the msconfig back to normal and restarted the computer. Things are back to normal. Thank you.

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Hello, I would first like to say this assignment was due weeks agao and i since moved from it and started another on with different functionality but I would still like to know how to make this one work.

I need this program to use an array to list inputs stored in class Product. After inputs are inserted, the program should display, as a final result, the item's ID, name, number in stock, price per unit, and price of entire inventory.

I can't seem figure out what i'm doing wrong. I have tried so many things and the list of errors wouldn't help anyone right now. However, the program ran fine before I started trying to include an array.

Below is what I have so far:

/* Trout360 */
import java.util.Scanner;

public class Week6CheckPoint

public static void main(String args[])
Scanner input = new Scanner(System.in);

Product pro = new Product( "", "", 0, 0.0 );
String clearInput;
boolean end = false;

System.out.print( "Welcome to the Product Inventory Program" );

String[] myProducts;
int ctr = 0;
myProducts = new String[3];
myProducts[ ctr ] =[3];

while( true )
System.out.print( "\nEnter the product's ID tag:" );
if( pro.getunitID().toLowerCase().equals( "stop" ))
System.out.print( "\nThe Inventory Program has now ended." );
System.out.print( "Enter the product's name:" );
pro... Read more

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I wud like to skip the subject prompt at bootup. I'm running DELL Dimension 3000, Win XP Home.
Have 2 hard drives plus DVD.

What wud the proper jumper and BIOS setup be to accomplish the above?

Present setup:
WD077 (has the OS) master and is on the proper cable connector.
WDxx -2nd master
DVD - 1st slave

Boot sequence:



A:Press F1 To Continue. . .

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Hi all, I wish I'd had the presence of mind yesterday...

I've got a win XP-64 machine. Some kind of malware got me (shouldn't have been looking for eyeglasses while I was at work... ).

Typical, so far as I can tell... bogus windows security alert message (x greyed out, 'yes' highlighted... I clicked no... thinking I was clever and I am not... very clearly not...)

Windows update went missing from the tools dropdown menu, and the control panel dissapeared from the start menu... but I didn't panic. Tried to go manually to MS win update... wouldn't let me... protocol settings... blah, blah, blah...

I checked here, but our computer guy got to me first... over the GOTOMYPC connection, he editted the registry... then it really started acting up... window safe mode was screwed up...

So he's sleeping at the moment... his last message was from 7:51 am... poor guy... FUBAR was the technical term he used... so anyway... does anyone have any suggestions before I tell him to wipe it? Could some of these solutions you've posted work if it were plugged into another machine? I'm sure he's tried it, but I'm not a good passive client...

Thanks for all your wisdom contained herein, and thanks for caring about all of us relative idiots when we do stupid things on purpose...

Blessings to you all,

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I have got a new PC
when ever i start the PC it says press f1.
i have to press f1 inorder to get to the windows.
Please Guide Me

A:Press F1 To Continue

Is that all it says? Just press f1?

Please post the whole message, because what comes before press f1 is the problem you have.

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I would like some help.

I tried to install MP3 Butcher on my Dell Dimension XPS T600. It crashed and will not reboot. The following error message occurs.

STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The Windows Logon Process system process terminated unexpectedly with a staturs fo 0x00000080 (0x00000000 0x00000000).
The system has been shut down.

Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete. Contact your system administrator or technical support group.

I tried to repair the installation using the CD and the 3 floppies. I even tried a parallel installation. Each time I get the following error:

Windows NT Workstation Setup

Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer.

Make sure any hard disk drives are powered on and properly connected to your computer, and that any disk-related hardware configuration is correct. This may involve running a manufacturer-supplied diagnostic or setup program.

Setup cannot continue. Press F3 to exit.

I tried the atapi.sys floppy to setup my 20 GB hard drive, but to no avail.

Any other suggestions? Does this mean I can't even re-install if I had to?

Thanks in advance!

A:Setup cannot continue on NT4.0

Something to try:
Need a DOS or a win95 or win98 boot disk with FDISK on it.

If fdisk sees a drive Esc out of it and run the following:

fdisk /mbr

This will rebuild the masterboot record and may allow you to reinstall.
If fdisk does not see the drive go into your bios and make sure it sees the drive.

Hope this helps.

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Hello, my XP laptop has just started giving me some terrible problems. I think the cause of all the problems are from a virus or trojan, I just can't seem to log on to my computer even to fix it.

On Wednesday, I found that my computer was running very slow on the internet and after a while, I got a message saying I had 46 somewhat viruses. Being the computer retarded individual I am, I downloaded the antivirus message that came up as it looked like my XP antivirus software(which I'm not even sure if I had one, but I downloaded it regardless).

After that, I had to restart my computer. When I chose to log onto my account(after it said 'loading personal settings'), it arrived at my desktop with nothing on it, just my destop background and it doesn't load up anything after that. I can still move the mouse, but it just doesn't do anything at all.

I also can't seem to go into safe mode as it does basically the same thing in safe mode, but in safe mode it doesn't even show my desktop, just a black screen and the words 'safe mode' on the bottom.

Please help me out here, and if it wouldn't be too much, please be very basic in your computer vocab as I'm not too technology savvy.

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Good Day Sir! I have a problem regarding XP installation, when i finished installing xp in my pc, possibly it will restart, then when it boot, nothing happens to my installation, and when I see my drive c it display new partition again and what happen to my installation? This will be the scenario. What will be the solution of this problem sir to be able to continue the installation. Hoping for your help. Thank you

A:XP Installation Never Continue

did you take the xp installation disk out of the drive?

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Hi,At start up pc is asking me to press F1 to continue,when pressed pc will start normally,why im having this,can i do something to let pc start without this ?

A:Press F1 to continue

I could be a setting in your bois.
We need this first so we know what we are working with.
Please update your system specs.
In the lower left of your post tick on (My System Specs)
This is also helpful.
System Info - See Your System Specs

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I have a small annoying problem. Everytime I boot up my computer I get the splash screen then it tells me to press F1 to continue. This is a recent occurence I have not made any changes to my computer and I have checked the BIOS and it is set to boot from the HDD first. Whilst it does not in any way affect the running of the computer it is annoying. Can anyone help?



A:Press F1 to continue

Usually when I see this, it's the BIOS with some minor error, like it can't see a hard drive when the setting says there's supposed to be one. I'm surprised it doesn't spell it out.

You might have lost some hardware, like your optical drive. Start pulling stuff off the motherboard and see if the error goes away. Also disable everything you don't need in BIOS. It's a good idea to do that anyways.

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I haven't seen this question asked before. I have win2k pro installed. Why when I close IE 5.0292), and netscape(4,76) not unload. Sometimes, more often than not, I have to cancel them with the taskmanager.

A:browsers continue to run

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I got the PC used off a friend (who got it from someone else) and neither of us have touched the PC in anyway to get this problem. (Its had the problem since we had the PC)

First screen you get after the BIOS loading screen, is one that says "No Primary Drive Found, Strike F1 to Continue, or F2 to enter set-up"

Any ideas?


A:Strike F1 to Continue

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Just a quick intro: I use Avast Internet Security and have had no problems for a year and a half, other than one nasty false alarm that messed my system up when I got rid of the file. I was able to get the system back up because Windows 7 has a lot of built in help. Avast fixed their issue but I will be more careful in the future about trusting any alarms that mean messing with my system.

I tend to be paranoid and run my browser in Sandboxie.I also check often with Malabytes and SuperAntiSpyware, but I don't keep any of these running. I used to be fairly computer savvy but am getting old and have gotten way behind on technology. I just purchased Family Tree Maker; to use with a new subscription to Ancestry.Com. Began install and avast popped up a warning that there was a suspicious file being hidden in my Users/Name/AppData/Local/Temp/mia1. It was hstart.exe

The serial # had to be entered before installation began and it ran some stuff before I got the Avast pop-up. The install tried to continue and balked because it couldn't contact the intermediary site that handled the software sales. I tried two more installs so am sure the file is coming from this software.

I am wondering why the company places a hidden file. No other software I've installed has done that. I did send an email to Ancestry tech support (It's their software), but they won't answer for awhile and I'd like to start using the program. So my question is, should I trust this i... Read more

A:Should I continue with this install?

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Well I accidently rushed things, from going from Stand By into Shutdown, and it somehow caused my system to stop booting. So I have an XP OEM Disc, and a Floppy Drive with SATA and RAID Controllers, on it, and no matter how many times, I delete and format the partition, it will install all the files, reboot itself once it is done with Setup to install Windows, and that is it, it will just not allow me to complete the setup. It has no Blue Screen errors, just goes back into the Setup, and then if I say Install Windows on this partion (Leave File System Intact) it will install the files, and just reboot to have it ask me again what to do.

Seriously I don't know what is wrong, it just won't finallize the setup. I haven't tried a different SATA cable, that I will do tomorrow. It makes no sense.
Can someone please help

A:Does not want to continue Setup.

Hello Kenster102.5,
What is the XP OEM disc for?
OEM is for like a dell or hp or gateway.
Is this a store bought PC?
Is it the Original Disc for this PC?

*maybe try wiping the drive and start over fresh?
one wipe is plenty.

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My computer won't continue booting. It always say "Searching for boot rEcord from IDE-0..OK" then it stops. I tried using a bootable disk but it does the same way. I just installed a new CDROM drive. Do you think that affected it. I think I changed something in the setup(the setup that appears when you press "del") but I can't remember what. Can anyone help me? ANy suggestions? Thanks

A:Won't continue Booting

Go into setup, search and execute autodetect IDE drives; also in Advanced Setup check that the first boot option is set to A: (this just in case we need it), save and restart ur pc. The fact that it didn't boot up from a floppy could be the floppy itself (bad boot sector). Now try again from ur HD, if it stops at the same point, try from a good boot disk. Then just execute "sys c:" (without quotation marks) and it should be done.

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