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Q: major dilemma help please :\

Hi,

I bought a Samsung series 5 notebook about 8 months ago, the other day the HDD failed and wont spin/not recognized at all.
I have the option of sending it in for warranty, but there is a lot of personal and sensitive information on the drive and I don't really want to send it in.
I have also just purchased a SSD as a replacement, and when searching on google, found that the product key for my OEM of windows 8 is stored in the BIOS.
I am just wondering where I can get an .iso of windows 8 x64 so I can use it to re-install my windows 8 OS on the new SSD?

As I said, I dont want to send my old HDD in.

Can anyone give me some recommendations please as I am in a bit of a state trying to work out how to get my 8 month old laptop running again

Thanks

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Preferred Solution: major dilemma help please :\

I recommend downloading and running DRP. It's a recovery tool that has been proven to recover files that most other programs have no luck with. I've even recovered files from freshly formatted or partitioned drives.

You can download it direct from this link http://goo.gl/v51TwD. (This link will automatically start a download of DRP that you can save to your computer.)

A: major dilemma help please :\

They now store the Windows product key in the Bios so that if you are reinstalling the same version of Windows on a new HDD you don't need to type in the product key.
As for your old drive, if it doesn't spin, you cannot get it accessed by the computer and you cannot run any software tools to recover the data. Your only other option is to send it off to the very, very expensive Data Recovery Specialist. But it ain't cheap.

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I am using Windows XP Home Edition. MY husband created a new user account under his name and transferred all of his important files to that account. I didn't realize this and deleted the extra user account and all of his files. Is there any way I can retrieve them now??
 

A:Major Dilemma, Is there HOPE?

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Hi, I have a desktop thats around 3 years old. Its HP, I got it from staples or office max. It was running fine, until last week it crashed during a lightning storm, and wouldn't load. I contacted a friend of mine, and he told me windowsxp has to be reinstalled.. He came over and reinstalled windows(I lost all my files), and now on the desktop it says "you are a victim of software counterfeiting" and I can't do any updates or anything.. None of the drivers are installed properly either... help? thanks n advance

A:Windows crashed.. major dilemma, a ittle help please

Welcome to TSF

Sounds like you didnt activate the install, call Microsoft and they will help you get it activated.
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/e...n-centers.aspx

Also did he use the correct software to reinstall?

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I have been having major problems with my Pc Desktop for quite some time. Major Symptoms include, slow bootup, endless wait for windows to open or get the PC to do anything, disapperaing desktop, files keep getiing duplicated in the upper right hand corner,etc etc Below please find the contents of the HKT log. Please provide assistance at your earliest.Many Thanks in advance.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:34:59 PM, on 10/10/2007Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exeC:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\DragToDisc&... Read more

A:Hjt Log: Major Major Problems, Win32, Virtumode, Key Loggers...et

Hello echeckpost,We can definitely help you, but first you need to help us. The first step in this process is to apply Service Pack 1a for Windows XP. Without this update, you're wide open to re-infection, and we're both just wasting our time.Click HERE. Apply the update, reboot, and post a fresh Hijack This log.Install all critical updates except Service Pack 2. Some hijacks interfere with the installation of Service Pack 2, so please wait until your computer is clean before installing it.

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ok so i accidently left my laptop on over night last night, got up to opened it and the screen was black. turned it off and turned back on again to get this message:
'internal
No bootable devices--strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for setup utility, f5 to run onboard diagnostics'

i pressed f5 and let it run, everything passed accept the hard drive with this messgage
'** Hard Drive - DST Short Test **
Test Results : Fail
Error Code 2000-0141
Msg: No drive detected.'

there is a hard drive in the laptop!
ive only had it for about 2 weeks so please can you help!
thanks.
 

A:Solved: major major problem with vista laptop

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:26:57 AM, on 2/21/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZONELABS\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\csrss.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Command Software\dvpapi.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\Program Files\Free Surfer\fs20.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.0\Apps\apdproxy.exeC:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exeC:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeC:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Action Setup\VAServ.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\HPZipm12.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\drivera.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\drivera.exeC:\Pro... Read more

A:Major Pop Ups And Advertising Spyware Major Problem

Welcome blackstallion Download SDFix and save it to your desktop.http://downloads.andymanchesta.com/RemovalTools/SDFix.zipPlease then reboot your computer into Safe Mode by doing the following :* Restart your computer* After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;* Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;* Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".* Choose your usual account.* In Safe Mode, right click the SDFix.zip folder and choose Extract All,* Open the extracted folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.* Type Y to begin the script.* It will remove the Trojan Services then make some repairs to the registry and prompt you to press any key to Reboot.* Press any Key and it will restart the PC.* Your system will take longer that normal to restart as the fixtool will be running and removing files.* When the desktop loads the Fixtool will complete the removal and display Finished, then press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.* Finally open the SDFix folder on your desktop and copy and paste the contents of the results file Report.txt into your next reply.Also post a new Hijackthis log please.

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HEY GUYZ, i have a problem, everytime i go on a website, it says those certificate errors and i also cant access my usual chess server to play chess . the server tech said its becuz the date and time is set wrong but i have checked the date and time on the system system tray icon and its perfectly right and i also looked under the system setup ( pressing F12 at boot menu) to try and change/reset the time but when im about to, the date and time is correct so i didnt change it.

HELP

this is the hijackthis logfile

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 5:21:11 PM, on 7/30/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\Iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
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A:Major Major Rare Certificate Problem

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Recently, my PC got infected with some sort of malware and now I can't run any programs on it. This is not helped by the fact that there is a hidden administrator account with a password I can't crack (2nd hand computer).

So now I am trying to reinstall windows xp sp3 on it. However, the installation CD that comes with it won't boot. I've changed boot order in BIOS and I press F8 to boot but then a black screen comes up with <C:\>.
I've tried locating the setup.exe on the CD but it says 'invalid command'.

So is there a way for me to create a bootable windows XP CD for that computer w/o needing to run any programs on it? I can run cmd though.

A:Bit of a dilemma here...

Well, thanks for your help all. I've decided to format using Linux instead. Who wants bloody windows on their computer anyway

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ok i dunno if this is the right place to post it (cuz i havent been here in a long long while)

well i acquired a ati radeon HD 4850 alightly used for a few months pretty much brand new. i poped it in and it came up a long beep then 3 short beeps, i checked the internet it a video card issue so i did the reseat,i did the driver install, i did the bios/cmos clear,i did the pci-e rail swap and reseat.

ive been hammering the internet off and on cant find anything of help. as my specs read ive got a M2N SLI DELUXE mobo, 4 gb of quad channel ram (2 pairs paired up) amd x2 6000+, and win 7 ultimate 64 bit

i canot try to put the vid card in another pc yet cuz the other pc im afraid of might be under powered and that pc isnt listed in the specs

any info or ideas is welcome i thought id ask here since no one seems to be having this issue
 

A:In a dilemma

can you give us the specs on your PSU
 

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it's best to describe this in steps:
1. I at first installed VISTA
2. I didn:t like it so I re-partitioned my HD
3. I then formatted my HD
4. Tried to install win 98.
5. I got to the part of installation when the computer restarts
6. then got the following error messages:
remove 1 or more memory-resident programs or remove unnecessary utilities from Autoexec.bat or config.sys file
7. I don't have an autoexec.bat file and only a one-liner in my config.sys file.
I'm in a dilemma!~
 

A:in a dilemma!

It actually has too much memory and cannot cope.
Try this suggestion!
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;NL;q184447
 

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I currently have a 1gb usb key for my university work but all has gone wrong

Yesterday i saved 3 major essays to it, and as i went to back them up at home the usb key doesnt work any more

Plugged it in and it would not even light up, after hours of trying it finally gave in and was found by my pc

But now it is saying there is only 8mb on the actual key? None of my previous files are there and its asking me to format

What do i do? And will i be able to rescue my files without spending a fortune on a data recovery service if they can do anything at all.

I need the pieces quickly and so am desperately seeking help

Thanks
 

A:Help with the usb dilemma

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I purchase a laptop from Dell. I asked specifically for windows 7. I got the laptop and it had windows 8 installed already. i view the windows 8 thru ten to be nothing more than a glorified case of Vista. I need to remove the windows 8 from my laptop. people have told me I have to go to Dell and get windows 7 drivers. I have a original equipment disc for windows 7 I contacted Dell and they are not ready to send me windows drivers. can you offer me some assistance I don't like or understand windows8
my email is email removed
best regards Carl Stewart

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Carl I have removed your email you will just get spammed by bots otherwise.

You can get drivers from the dell website you just put in your service tag number and it will show you the drivers available.

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I am searching for the good configured notebook. I found these notbooks in my budget.
Dell Inspiron 6400
Dell Inspiron 9400
HP Pavilion
Sony VAIO Notebook

Help me out from the dilemma by your suggestions.
 

A:Help me out from the dilemma

A tip on buying a laptop,Buy what you want now and what you might want for hardware later.Becayuse a laptop is not easily upgraded and has strict guidlines as to what you can and can't do. So if your looking to buy a laptop for gaming or video editing or just making letters and such for trips.make sure you buy a laptop that can do that now and suit your needs for the next couple years.
 

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So a couple of years ago I bought this all in one pc.
Now it is just sitting in my desk accumulating dust.

I was about to sell it but I suddenly had a thought.

"Is it possible to upgrade this pc?"

Anyone?

Thank You Guys Very Much In Advance!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3330S CPU @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6075 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7450A Graphics, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 1843 GB (1158 GB Free); D: 17 GB (2 GB Free);
Motherboard:
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled
 

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Guys,just days ago I purchased all the components needed to make a gaming rig.Well,most of the components[except my PSU] have been delivered.As I was talking to the guy who is going to assemble my CPU,he gave me a suggestion to use my old HDD with the new one,as it would give me and my family more space to put in new stuff in the new HDD.Well,I liked the idea and told him we would go through with it,but then,many questions popped in my mind as soon as I had finished my conversation with him.Well,first let me give you the specs:-
1)OLD HDD:-Western Digital Caviar Green-WD10EZRX-00D8PB0[ASIN number,I guess] and here is the link http://www.amazon.in/WD-Caviar-Desktop-Internal-WD10EZRX/dp/B00769WETS. Reason,I provided you guys the ASIN number is because when I saw the price of this HDD now,it is 12K bucks....I don't believe I paid that much amount in 2011-12,so check the ASIN number that i got in my devices list in the control panel.
NEW HDD:-Toshiba 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD.Link:-http://www.amazon.in/Toshiba-Internal-Hard-Drive-DT01ACA100/dp/B00A0KXK7U?_encoding=UTF8&keywords=1tb%20hdd%20toshiba&linkCode=sl1&linkId=b476891eb75940ea155299da093c4c89&qid=1481107684&ref_=as_li_ss_tl&ref_=sr_1_3&sr=8-3&tag=curse0d-21.
Now,here are my queries:-
1)I am intending to install win 10 pro 64 bit version[in my new HDD],will it somehow clash with the win7 OS in my harddisk.
2)I just do not have applications installed in the C drive,but also in other drives.Eve... Read more

A:Dilemma of using old HDD in new rig..

3)As the drive is like 3-4 years old[already reached its expectancy],would it be wise to have all the data stored in it?Click to expand...

Any data you want to keep, you make backups. If this is the ONLY copy of said data, you should expect to lose it at some point. ALL drives fail; it is only a question of when the drive failes.
4)As the old HDD is of Western Digital caviar series and the new one is of Toshiba,will they clash with each other?Click to expand...

No.
Here is what I would do;
1 First and foremost, make at least two copies of whatever data you want to keep. Do this on separate media; ie two external drives, two flash drives, NAS, whatever.
2 Build the system and install just your new drive. Do the windows install, updates, drivers, etc, etc.
3 Once completely finished with the windows install, shutdown and install the old drive. Windows will assign the next available drive letter to your old drive ie E, F, whatever.
4 As for access to your old disk, you can edit permissions to make it unavailable to some users.

Your link to your drive on amazon does not work.
 

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Hi, everybody. Please excuse my lack of knowledge on the subject I am asking about. As far as I know, you are not able to set up WPA encryption on your laptop in a wifi hotspot(unless of course the owner tells you the router's MAC address and passphrase). However, I was wondering what exactly the WPA does. I read that it supposedly encrypts all the so-called "data" that you send out(specifically for web browsing, downloading, etc.), and makes anyone trying to connect to your computer(and therefore your network) need to input the correct passphrase. If this is the case, isn't there some sort of software that could also encrypt your outbound data in the same way on a hotspot, but without actually setting up an encrypted network between your computer and a router(or access point)? I am guessing that if there is, then it would probably only encrypt outbound "data", and not protect you from people trying to access your computer. I have read about VPNs, TOR, etc., but as far as I can understand, these only try to mask your IP/identity. They also say that they "tunnel data," but doesn't all web traffic have to make "hops" anyway? So how would they "tunnel data," unless that company had a physical line running straight from your computer to their server? I welcome any number of responses on this subject, and I would appreciate any help anyone can offer. Thank you very much!
 

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Hi guys just wondering if there's someone out there who can actually clear up this problem once and for all !

I bought a Coolermaster 460W extreme power plus PSU from ebuyer. They have sent me the PSU and a EU type cable to plug into my UK wall !

On the PSU it has no switches to select voltage, but it does have a sticker on saying "AC INPUT 230V ONLY"

Am I right, therefore, in presuming that if I took a UK cable and used that with the PSU it would not blow up my house and/or my newly built rig ?!

Help appreciated !
 

A:EU / UK PSU dilemma

I assume and remember knowing that UK wall sockets give 230 V AC power? Therefore yes, it will work with a UK cable and will not break anything. Or then get an adapter instead of a new cable.
 

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This is my dilemma:

A computer at work is running IE7, XP Pro, SP3. Recently Last week, IE began loading with no toolbar (file, edit, view, history, bookmarks, tools or help), therefore 'right-clicking' on the toolbar and selecting 'tools' is not an option.

Also, I cannot 'right-click' to access any functions associated with that, nor can I use any DOS commands such as Ctrl+C or Ctrl+V to copy or paste. And all drop down boxes are gone. Clicking on hyper links will not load any page in another window.

I have tried writing registry values as found in various forums, deleting other values, changing the binary code to 1 in D-Word entries to make sure that the toolbar menu is active...tried Alt, Alt+Spacebar, Alt+T, or any other combination of keys, and none of them work. PLEASE do not suggest F11 either, as we all know this just hides the address bar and then restores it.

I have tried booting into safe mode, and ran scans as well, and no infections were found.

Sadly, the workstation is equipped with an enterprise version of Nortons, which found nothing either. I have also ran both Malwarebytes and Spyware Doctor to no avail.

I tried utilizing Kelly's Korner toolbar fix exe. and this did not work.

Right-clicking ANYWHERE on the top bar, only gives me the pop-up box which has 'restore', 'maximize', 'minimize', or 'close' as options to choose from.

The 'tools' button is NOT hidden, nor is it at the bottom of the screen in the lower right corner. I cannot drag any of the t... Read more

A:IE7 Dilemma

Hello,For Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer, this behavior is caused by one or more corrupted values in the Windows Registry. I would not recommend messing with the Registry unless there is no other way to fix it.To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in this wizard.Fix This Problem.Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.~Zane

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I am trying to connect mine and my buddies computers together using a crossover wire. However, my network connection says it is connected but does not send or recieve any packets. My buddies seems well enough. I have tried many things, including repairing connection, but when i attempt to it say: "Windows could not finish repairing this problem because the following action cannot be completed: TCP/IP is not enabled for this connection." I have spent maining hours in agonising frustration and would appreciate any input on my situation!
 

A:tcp/ip dilemma

How did you setup the two machines IP addresses? If you let Windows do it, try this.

Setup the machine as follows:

PC1:
IP Address: 192.168.0.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

PC2:
IP Address: 192.168.0.3
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

Leave the other settings blank. See if that allows you to connect.
 

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Ok. Please continue.

A:My Dilemma

Hello, and to the Malware Removal forum! My online alias is Blade Zephon, or Blade for short, and I will be assisting you with your malware issues!If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Before we begin cleaning your machine, I'd like to lay out some guidelines for us to follow while we are working together.I will be assisting you with your malware issues. This may or may not resolve other problems you are having with your computer. If you are still having problems after your machine has been determined clean, I will be glad to direct you to the proper forum for assistance.Even if things appear better, that does not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions until I give you the all clean. Absence of symptoms does not mean that all the malware has been removed. If a piece of the infection is left, it can regenerate and reinfect your machine. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding ... Read more

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I have a customer of mine who is an aged farmer who lives out in the sticks.
The problem I'm having is that he lives in an area that has no broadband and no mobile internet access.
He recently purchased a new PC from me as he has to log his livestocks passports for travel purposes to and from the market. This has now moved to an on-line process hence the reason for him purchasing a PC.
So he has no choice but to use dial-up (which also disables his use of the only phone line he has)
The thing is windows updates are causing his internet connection to time out as the files are so large and this also causes his mail to seize up.
He uses MSE for security, and MS office for a simple excel spread sheet that needs to be updated and emailed. And he has to log on once a day to the internet to check a few things on his livestock sales etc.
Is there any way to disable windows updates for office and windows but allow MSE to update automatically or does he have to update MSE manually each day ? (remember the poor bugger struggles to turn the PC on and for the first month I was there daily to fill in the 10 or so lines into the spread sheet and mail them, but he seems to have got the hang of it now)
I don't mind bringing his PC to my office to do monthly windows/office updates, but I would prefer for his anti-virus to be daily updated automatically as 3 other Farmers in the same area have been infected recently via email so I just wanted to keep the costs down of me going out to ... Read more

A:Bit of a dilemma with MSE

G'day Nick,

I wonder if this might work?

Turn OFF ALL updates, but setup MSE as shown in the image below - setup a schedule scan each morning, and also check the option to run an update of the spyware definitions.

My understanding is that MSE will still update its defintions, as it runs separately from Windows Update.

Regards,
Golden

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i had a problem with my win 7
i had used win xp for a long time and win 7 came out. i bought it and install it in partition win xp(c drive) and it worked.
after a while when i restart and the system is corrupted
i can run win 7 in the boost so i decide to run win 7 again and i install win 7 in another partition but now i can not format win xp in another partition(d dirve) and it take most of volume.
how can i format win xp in D drive
please help me out

regard

A:W7 and XP dilemma

Please post back a screenshot of your Disk Management drive map with listings: Type Disk Management in Start button Search box, maximize window, use Snipping Tool in Start Menu to capture the map and listings, attach file using paper clip in reply box.

Please tell us which partition has the working Win7, and where you would like to put XP.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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I will tell you now, I'm tv/vcr/dvd handicapped. I can fix and build any computer but when it comes to connecting the above hardware to my capture card, I'm totally lost.

My setup: I have a Hauppauge WinTV-PVR 150 capture card. I also have a combo vcr/dvd standalone player (to capture vhs to computer), I also am on Satellite, with a modern tv, one that has the connections I need to do this, but though I've searched and searched, I can find no photos, instructions or anything else related to how to hook this all up so it will still function as a tv/vcr/dvd player, and use it capture my vhs home movies. One person said I needed a splitter. So, I bought a four way splitter, and the back of the package says to not connect the splitter from the satellite box, but after the coaxial is connected to that. Please help this lost person. I've had this setup for two weeks and still don't have the components I have connected to my capture card.
 

A:I've got a dilemma

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Q: Dilemma

Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/393442/windows-xp-freezes-at-mupsys-in-safe-modeno-administrator-passowrd/ - Hamluis.
 
Hello Everybody
An old XP PC we were using as a Minecraft server was having a printer driver installed when Windows unexpectedly rebooted. Since then it has been stuck in a boot loop. We get as far as the Windows startup screen then it reboots. In safe mode it hangs at the Mup.sys stage.
We have a Windows XP disc which we always used to use to get back to factory settings and I'm pretty sure we used it on this one when we acquired it but it tries ( I think!) to boot from CD but ends up booting from HD. It would not boot into Puppy Linux from CD so I did a Puppy boot from memory stick.
This worked up to editting the registry as described above but Windows is still stuck in the reboot loop.
I should say that I did ntfxfix on Windows partition 1 in Puppy as advised here: http://www.winhelp.us/recover-files-using-puppy-linux-page-2.html. On first reboot it did do chkdsk before the rebooting loop started again.
What else could I try?
thanks
Les

A:Dilemma

I am quite happy to do a clean Windows install if there is something in Windows I can edit with Puppy to force this. Nothing on PC I need but so far I cannot get Windows CD to run (or Puppy on Cd, that hung up as well hence memory stick used)

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Hi guys i'm look at ram Kingston DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Cas Latency 2 or OCZ DDR2-800 (PC2-6400 ) Platinum Revision which is cas 4 i think ? is cas 2 better for gaming?
 

A:Ram dilemma

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hey, i have found these two ram sets, ?3 apart, and the only difference i see is the ram timings, and i cannot for the likes of me choose which one?
which one should i go for?
Dom

A:RAM Dilemma

The first one with better timings - for only 3 squid extra, it's an easy choice

Basically they are exactly the same RAM modules, except the CL7's are 'better binned' (higher individual quality) than their CL9 counterparts. Modules that can't tolerate tighter timings / voltages are sold as the 'slower' sets.

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Hello,

I'm working to clean this computer out today, except I've ran across some problems. Here's what going on. This computer first off has some crazy partitions. The C drive has 15 GB with 2% free space (used to be zero), and the D drive (where a backup is, this is a HP) has 60 GB with 94% free space. Everything on the computer is on the C drive. Music (theres a ton) programs, everything. The last thing I want to do is a reformat, since right now I have no way of transporting all these files elsewhere. There are a few users logged in, but their mom wont be back for an hour or two, and she has Admin rights with a password I dont know. That means I cant install some programs for now. I have gotten Ad-Aware and Hijack This though. Here's a few pics of the outcome.

Ad-Aware
Defragmentor
Here's a HiJack This Log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:57:30 AM, on 8/30/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Antivirus\ISafe.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wdfmgr.exe
C... Read more

A:Solved: Major Help with Major Problems

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This was written by me a week ago. If you want the background story, please skim over it

---------------------------------------------------------About a month ago, I started to randomly recieve these errors which would result in the blue screen of death including error messages such as page_fault_in_nonpaged_area and IRQL_not_less_or_equal. I googled them and found that various factors including faulty drivers or even hardware problems were to blame. But then other problems starting to arise, such as missing dll files messages at startup, etc. It might've been a virus too...after 1000x system checks, no such luck in finding one. It got so bad that I coudln't stay on the desktop long enough to save my files. Even while attempting to reformat, the computer wouldn't last long enough before the blue screen attacks. At the time I thought it was hardware problem. I had opened my case to find a ridiculous amount of dust built up. After a few days the computer wouldn't turn on altogether.

So I ordered a new case, speakers, monitors (I needed an upgrade from my previous ones...this is unrelated to the problem) and a new motherboard. After essentially building a new computer from old parts, I start up only to find the same problems. Okay, so it's a software problem...probably some ******* virus that caused all of these problems. Too confirm this I removed other hardware and replaced it and the same error messages came up at random times....so this is a virus. Or is it? Could it... Read more

A:Major MAJOR problems...virus?

Both of these messages are generated for one of two reasons either a conflicting driver trying to access areas it shouldn't or memory.

After the IRQ not less message there should be the name of a file, which will be a driver, update or remove that device driver and the device if needed (USB 2 devices are notorious for this), if there is no file name your memory is suspect.

Its very unlikely these are the symptoms of any virus, after all they can only proliferate if your machine runs, so its not much use if it keeps keeling over!

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2Scan saved at 6:50:59 PM, on 3/31/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\KodakCCS.exeC:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4ss.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ScsiAccess.EXEC:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4gui.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Kerio\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4gui.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\Program Files\Common F... Read more

A:HJT Log-urbxangel24(major MAJOR problems)

You are using an outdated version of hijackthis. Please download the newer version.Download HijackThis from:HijackThis Download SiteThen post a new log

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Ok, Im DESPRATE for help right now, and im going to explain my whole situation which is grim...
I have a SONY VAIO 2.53 GHZ P4 Processor, 512 RAM, Windows XP pro (not so valid edition) 2 year old Comp. And I have 2 hard drives both 200GB, C: (windows and programs) D: video editing files...

I have a project to turn in TOMORROW... I could get in Big trouble and Fail a class if i dont get this done TONIGHT

SITUATION:

Last Night I noticed when I was editing that some of my avi exports were all distorted and fragmented... So i figured "I havent EVER ran defrag (stupid me) on this hard drive maybe I should defrag it" So I looked into a defrag program called "diskeeper" I defragged C: (windows drive) and attempted to defrag D:.... I came to my comp and discovered an error that just said failure with the drive or something... After that I could not access (D I restarted, diskcheck did not work, and I dont want to do system restore... I posted on another websites forum and someone said I probably went over the 137GB limit... I think when I went over the 137GB limit, it possibly overflowed over some kind of boot files or something that lets windows read the disk i dont know (not that techincal with computers)So i looked into that, and I have an ATA card... and Windows NO service pack XP pro... Ive heard things about having a 48 bit bios or something... And after installing WINDOWS XP SP1... I try to get on my computer and i load windows.... It says "welcome&... Read more

A:Major Major Urgent Issues!!! Help!!!

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Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 successfully blocked a malicious URL.
My concern is that within seconds IE9 crashed. Within 2 minutes I attempted a scan with Kaspersky and the scan was almost frozen. Scan was very, very slow. I aborted the scan.

A subsequent scan about 10 minutes later with Kasperksy and Malwarebytes was negative.

Any further steps to take to insure my system was not infected ? Seems to be normal since incident. I just felt the IE9 crash and slow scan were significant. Thanks !

A:Malicious URL Dilemma

Re-boot and re-run Malwarebytes in safe mode.

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Hi,

Anyone know a good app for making playlists to put on an mp3 player? I have tried Windoze Media and Itunes and neither will put a playlist on my player. Winamp will do it but for some odd reason, sometimes my player won't acknowledge it. The triforce is with you!
 

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A few weeks ago my son & I asked for assistance with removing the free McAfee that came with his new Vista laptop.

http://forums.techguy.org/general-security/678529-solved-easy-removal.html

The assistance received was right on the money, right down to the "successful removal" after completion of the extra step needed.

The free version of AVG had been previously downloaded and was installed. It was updated and a scan was run that came up clean.

Today, upon starting the computer a message came up that stated that MFC71.DLL failed to start and that AVG was not running. Windows suggested that the problem might be solved by reinstalling the program.

My son downloaded a fresh copy of AVG, to the desktop, and uninstalled the one had on the computer.

When he tried to install the new AVG he got a message that another anti-virus was already running and that he needed to un-install it, first. That's when he called me.

Not being the smartest guy on the block, I told him that, maybe, the MFC71.DLL was involved with McAfee, not AVG. Sure enough, he looked in the security section of his computer and under "Malware" it stated that McAfee Virus scan and Windows Defender were both running. After shutting off Defender that section still said it was running.

We're a bit far apart. He's in Seattle and I'm in St. Pete, FL area. I'm stumped, but that doesn't take too much.

Where do we start? I appreciate any help you can send.

 

A:Solved: A Dilemma

Read this:

Diff App Same Prob
 

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I use an 800mhz iMac with OS 10.3

My Dazzle Hollywood Bridge is connected to an Allegro DVD/VHS player that reads every format. When I first got the Allegro, the Bridge worked fine on both the DVD side and the VHS side and I could view and clip anything on iMovie. I haven't changed any settings (other than OS upgrades, including Panther), or wiring and now both the DVD and VHS has extreme static with large dark patches and the audio is nothing but screeching. I can barely make out the images. I've checked and double checked the wiring, rebooted several times, tried an S-Video cable and it's the same thing.

I've plugged a TV into the DVD/VHS player and it worked fine. Replaced the Firewire cable, and replaced the Audio/Video cable from the player to the Bridge with brand new wires.

Has anyone using the Hollywood Bridge had similiar problems? Does it sound like something fried inside the Bridge?
 

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I was helping the techs set up new cash register equipment where I work (I'm the manager) and ran into a problem. The new equipment is set up and hooked into a Cisco router (has to be). I run some back office software for keeping inventory and the like and need to be able to communicate with the Cisco router. I couldn't just plug the ethernet cable into my existing router and make it work because the Cisco setup doesn't allow for the third octet to be 9, 11, 30, or 31 and the router has an 11 for the third IP octet.

So I went and bought another NIC and installed it (PCI). The onboard ethernet is hooked up to the internet. The one I bought is hooked up to the Cisco router and doesn't require internet. When the New NIC is hooked into the Cisco router's WAN there is "little to no connectivity" and I can't communicate with that system. When it is hooked up to one of the LAN ports I can communicate with that system but can't use the internet in my back office. Obviously I need both to work properly.

Back office system runs XP SP3. New system is XP embedded.

Any suggestions appreciated.
 

A:Solved: 2 NIC dilemma

Do you have mgmt rights for the cisco router? IF so change the mask and allow yourself to have the 3rd octet be whatever you want.
 

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Hi guys,

Just wondering what you would suggest.

I have posted previous comments concerning my RAM issues. My motherboard is a RIO NEC Computers International GA-8TRC410M-NF and Phoenix BIOS. My last two attempts at updating my RAM to the full capacity of 4GB have been unsuccessful. Despite passing memtest, the computer has always rejected the RAM in the form of either, random shut downs, BSODs, or endless beeping at startup.

I am going to try one more time to update the RAM but I am under the suspiscion that either the mobo or the BIOS are configured to accept only certain types of RAM, or certain sizes (I currently have 1.5GB installed across the 2 DDR2 slots). I want to upgrade to 4GB for both increased performance, and so I can get Windows 7 when it is released (min. of 2GB required).

My question therefore is, does anyone know of any RAM that is guaranteed to work with this mobo and BIOS? I have tried crucial, etc. with no success, and I have contacted Packard Bell (the computer manufacturers) whom are so useless I will never be purchasing a PB product again.

If it turns out I cannot upgrade the RAM then will I have to bite the bullet and invest in a new motherboard? If so, what can you recommend (preferably, CPU and mobo bundles, unless its fairly easy to move my Pentium D over?)

Sorry for the long post. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Let me know if you need more info on my system. Its a PB iMedia 1559 with a CoolerMaster 690 chassis, nVidia GeForce 9500GT GF... Read more

A:RAM dilemma, or new motherboard?

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My department is searching for either a piece of software or hardware that will perform the following actions:
1. Allow a user to print remotely to a printer setup locally on a Windows XP computer.
2. The user must then go to that terminal, and select the job from the available print jobs.

If you need any more information on this, please let me know. I've only recently begun searching, so I'm not even sure what to call this.

Thanks
 

A:Printing Dilemma

Welcome to the board.

Are the computers in question on a Local Area Network? or are they all stand alone machines?
 

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I've been looking on cases for a long time now, and can't decide if I should go Antec 902 or Sunbeam transformer. I know Antec is the ultimate cooling case and really awesome. But I find Sunbeam transformers to be the most awesome looking case I ever seen, have you seen the light in it? It is just awesome when u add some extra LED lights. What would you picked? And also, if Sunbeam transformers could do, I most likely need a fan controll, would it be as good as the Antec then?

Sunbeam transformer (Made in 2004, "old" but reviews have said it goes give very good cooling, but high noise. Get a fan controller to lower the fans to 50% and you can barley hear it.)

Anted 902 (Perfect cooling, nothing to say on this very good case. Tho, Sunbeam looks better. After fan controller, would sunbeam be as good as cooling and still have a better look?)
 

A:Case dilemma

Help! ^^
 

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Hi. I play an online game from ijji called Sfront.
It's not just that, but any other games...really.
I am running an configuration of 512 mb ddr 4200, 533 mhz... and I'm thinking whether to buy another pair of the same ram to get ddr2 channel...OR get a 1 gb ram that isn't ddr2, nor does it match with the FSB speed... because if I get 1 gb ram,.,then i have total ram of 1.5 gb...
but if i get 512 then i have 512mb 4200, 533 mhz dual channel.
---this applies to Warcraft III; graphic wise, I'm perfectly fine. It's just the loading process...takes tooo long!!!

So...thats my dilemma
ddr2 1gb ram?
or
1.5 gb ram.
 

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I recently picked up a used computer. I had a hard drive & OS installed. Now, I can't find any place to plug in the mouse. What am I supposed to do in this cituation? All help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

A:mouse dilemma

Must be old, needs a serial port mouse
 

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Hello,

I am thinking of making a possible return to Kaspersky. In my country, I am getting it for dirt cheap price, and therefore, it's very difficult to resist the temptation. However, even if I go on to buy it, I ain't so sure if I really need the extra features of KIS -- as I don't use the following modules:

-TAM
-Parental Control
-Software Updater
-Anti Spam
-Anti Banner
-Webcam Protection
-Safe Money
-Wi-Fi related Protection

However, the only module which interests me is the "Firewall."

So, what do you guys think? Based on my above preferences, am I better off choosing KAV this time around? Or, is KIS still the better choice with its superior Firewall?
 

A:KAV/KIS purchase dilemma

But KIS has the "Application Control" (HIPS) which is intimate related to Kaspersky FireWall, and We could say is one of its best modules also with System Watcher... It's up to You, of course, the decision
 

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My system is Windows XP with SP2.

When I right click on my desktop, then click "NEW", I can create a new
folder, Wordpad, Rich Text or Text documents and I can open several
programs. A photo editing program I use nearly every day is not on
the list, yet a similar program I seldom use is on the list.

On my old 98 system, all the Works 4.5 documents were on the list;
database, spreadsheet, etc. I want those on the XP list, but Customer
Service says it is not possible to add or delete anything from that
list. I have asked several different Cust. Serv. people and they all
say the same thing, but they can't tell me how those programs got
onto the list. Those two photo editing programs are ones I have added, so
they are not part of the Windows XP system that came pre-installed.
The logic (or non-logic) of it escapes me.

So the question is, can that menu (or whatever it is called) be edited?
BTW, what is it called?

Dick
 

A:Right Click Dilemma

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I have an "exploded" view on my desktop -- everything is magnified and I only have 16 colors instead of the high resolution I'm accustomed to. I have tried everything from adjusting the settings and the screen area (currently 640 by 480 pixels) to installing a new driver for my Sampo Alphascan 800 monitor.

Any ideas? This happened very suddenly. Could it be a virus? My system hasn't detected anything. I'm going crazy trying to figure this out ...

Jennifer
 

A:PLEASE HELP * Display Dilemma

I forgot to mention my PC runs on Windows 98.

Please help if you can ...

Jennifer
 

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I am getting a new PC. The 64 bit OEM version of Home Premium is only $10 more, and I will have the hardware to run it.
However, there are many that warn against the 64 bit version, and the last thing I would want is to find out that some hardware does not work, or that there are problems with our home network. I am also worried about not being able to run 16 bit programs and bits and pieces without proper signatures. Apparently the 64 bit version rejects these.

The best alternative would be to buy the 64 bit version, but install and run it as 32 bit untill such time when I progressively replace hardware, the other PC's etc.

Is this possible? I have heard that it can be run as 32 bits, but is this across the system, or is it on application by application basis.

A:Vista dilemma

Hi Josef,

Welcome to Vista Forums.

16 bit programs are not supported at all in Vista. You can run 32 bit and 64 bit programs at the same time in the 64 bit version of Vista, but you must have 64 bit driver versions for all of your devices. 32 bit drivers will not work in the 64 bit Vista.

For more information on the 64 bit Vista, you might give this a read. It's pretty interesting.

64-bit: More than just the RAM

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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hi i have a sounds problem, i insalled game recently, it did not work so uninstalled it, no probs, now i ahve no sound, have doen all the tests, all says working coorectly, no device probs can get sound in tes on external synthasisier test. running me, spweakers all ok and work, but cannot get sound at all, nothing mutde have racked the brain box cant see it wont spea to me, can amyone help
steve thanks
 

A:sound dilemma

What operating system? Have you tried booting to a dos prompt, then typing

scanreg /restore
then press enter

Is there a date prior to the game installation?
 

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We were given a Pentium II motherboard with the processor and are trying to fix it up as a backup computer. It can run WinXP so it should work out good. The problem is that it came with some memory (PC100) but there are no markings on any of it to say what size they are. I can't decipher what the stickers are trying to say (see screenshots below). I tried to load each stick one at a time to see what it would list them as under System, but one stick by itself and the computer is unreadable (the screen is too fuzzy). Not sure why the memory would effect the video cards resolution.

If I install two of the sticks at the same time then the screen is readable. One stick has "PC100 8x64" on each of the 8 chips, so I figured that must be a 512MB stick. The other stick has no real markings on it. Now here comes the confusing part - when I install the (presumably 512MB) stick with one of the other sticks, it says 96MB under System. How can that be? The smallest stick of memory for this processor is 64MB. How could it possibly have 96MB with two sticks (one if which is 512MB)? Shouldn't it have more than 512MB, if one of the sticks is 512MB?
 

A:Memory dilemma

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