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Possible RAT, some questions

Q: Possible RAT, some questions

Hello, I have a reason to believe I could possibly be infected by a RAT or some other virus by someone I play an online game with. I think it may have been a java drive by or trough skype as an image file. 
1. Could working youtube links as in they sent me links to watch a few videos off youtube that actually went to the site and worked give me a RAT from them? Maybe infected my browser? I know this sounds a bit silly so maybe not? 
2. They sent me an image file they was downloaded to my computer. It wasn't an .exe file but an actual image could they have hidden a RAT in it somehow?
3 Or could they possibly have done something as we connected during the call? IP address?
4. I would like to just do a system restore on my computer. Can a RAT attach itself to the files i would like to save. Family photos, videos, game saves, music ont my ext. hd. I just don't want to infect another computer or my computer after I do a system restore.
These probably seem like very ignorant questions but I am concerned.

Preferred Solution: Possible RAT, some questions

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A: Possible RAT, some questions

Hi and some good advice for a RAT Remote Access Trojan (infected computer )........
I don't believe you fully understand the scope of having a RAT:
A backdoor severely compromises system integrity.
A compromised system may allow illicit network connections, disabling of security software, modifying critical system files and collection and transmiission of personal identifiable information without your consent.
I recommend that you disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately, and only reconnect to download any tools that are required.
NOTE : If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or it if it contains any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.
I recommend that you disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately, and only reconnect to download any tools that are required. If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or it if it contains any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.
Though the Trojan can be identified and can be killed, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trusted. Many experts in the security community believe that once infected with this type of Trojan, the best course of action would be a reformat and reinstall of the OS. If it were on my PC I would not hesitate for a moment to do so.
Please read these for more information :How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?When Should I Format, How Should I Reinstall
Should you decide not to follow that advice, we will of course do our best to clean the computer of any infections that we can see but, as I already stated, we can in no way guarantee it to be trustworthy.
Should you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
External hard drives, or even large flash drives are very cheap, and you would be able to back up your important data onto there.
Let me know what you decide.
Personally, I would prefer that you take this to the Experts in the Malware and Virus Removal area.
Read Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help starting from Step 6
Post back.once you decide or add a new topic to the Malware and virus forum area ..then we can lock this one to prevent more bad advice being added.
Thank you.
If you do not choose to treat it like a RAT, then only general infection removal programs can be used in this area...

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1. Ran out of this space in my Q:Lenvovo - backup assigned partition.  14GB.  (My C: drive has 80GB free!) How can I fix this?  Is there a way to expand the partition without deleting it first?  Does Lenvovo or Microsoft or SSD manufacturer have a tool to do this where you just enter the amount you want to expand a partition to and it will adjust the other partition accordingly?  If not; I cannot delete the Q:Lenovo drive using file explorer or disk cleanup utility.  How do I remove at the original backup?  When I go to disk cleanup it shows blank the files; so it is a hidden file or subdirectory.  I even try signing on as System Administratin but forgot the password I created, it been so long ago and never use it.  LOL!   If I cannot do any of this:  There is an option to do a Windows 10 refresh but can you redirect it to a new SSD from the existing SSD? 2. Looking to get a new SSD but in NVMe configuration. a. Does my L450 support NVMe boot up? What type of NVMe does my Thinkpad support?  I thinking of getting the Samsung 860 Evo.b. Is connecting the new NVMe and running transfer SSD software the Windows 10 will recognize the drives and do the transfer?    Serial NumberF0ATPKGPart Number: 20D5503800 Thanks for any help you can give in this matter!

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I'm thinking about building my own PC, but I don't quite understand what anti-static precautions should be taken. Obviously, nothing will be plugged in, but is there anything I'm missing or not understanding?
Also, are anti-static wrist bands essential? Also, would carpet work as a good working area?


A:Questions About Precautions to Building a PC (Easy Questions)

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I have a
HP Pavilion dv7t-1000 CTO Entertainment Notebook PC
64bit with Windows Vista Home premium
Recently I had a friend take it and wipe it to start fresh.
when I got it back it is still pointing to a bizarre path..?? (which is one of the reasons I wanted to start fresh. It points to:

%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\


why would this be the case? When I got it back I see that some things like my extra monitor was already installed.. (Before I even hooked it up??) and some folders I had renamed example folder.OLD was still here. (and many other things that lead me to believe it did not get formatted correctly. (and could still have virus?)
He used my factory disks. (which I do have)
can anyone advise me on what is going on?
thanks so much!!

A:Environment Variables questions and format questions

I've had a bunch of HP machines. But I never used the restore. I'm not sure if it formats or just installs over what's there. It may leave files and folders that are in subfolders of programs that come bundled with the machine assuming it's data or something. The path looks fine to me. That %SystemRoot% stuff is just a way to use environment variables in case the system is not installed on C:\Windows.

If you really just want the OS and not the bundled software see the threads about ISO download for Vista. You can evaluate for 90 days perfectly legally. There are also tutorials how to extend the evaluation by 30 days.

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Brand new user.

a. The new PC came with McAfee anti virus.
Should I use it ?

Is it as good as AVG, e.g., which I used on my old W7 PC ? Use them both ?

b. And, how do I turn on the "Defender" anti virus which I understand is part of
the W10 package ?

Would it interfere with McAfee or AVG ? How good is it ?

c. How do I turn on the Firewall; I'm assuming there is one like in W7 ?

Much thanks,

A:New W10 User Questions (Basic Questions, Please)

McAfee, AVG and Defender are all anti-virus programs and you should only run one. In fact Defender will get turned off when another one is installed.

Right click the Start button and select Control Panel.

Then select Security and Maintenance and under Security it will show your the status of the Firewall, Virus and Spyware and which program is running what.

Control panel also has links to Defender and Firewall.

That McAfee is a trial version and at some point you will have to buy it.


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Hello Experts,

Question 1:

To initialize the 4 elements of integer array named numbers to the value of 0, is THIS

int number [4] = { 0 };

correct, and the exact same thing as saying this:

int number [4] = { 0, 0, 0, 0 }; // ?

Question 2:

double x [ 6 ], y [ 14 ];

What C++ statement could I write that would

copy array named x into the first part of array named y. // ?

Thanks again! ... RB

A:Beginner C++ Questions About Arrays (2 Questions)

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Hey guys, you might of seen a post or two about me not able to get our domain to use GPO's, but its all fixed now. YAY !
(It was the DNS, incase anyone was interested)

but now i got a few questions, i'll start with:

1. Is there anyway to configure a client by just having them log onto the domain? e.g. Disable Security Center, Windows Messanger, Add a Registry hack. etc.

2. Is there anyway to view a list of all websites visited on the network with information, eg. Who was looking at it(which user), at what time. etc

3. Is there a way to record a list of all objects printed from our print server with information? e.g. User that printed it, time it was printed, how many pages, how many copys. etc.

4. Is there a way to delete start menu files/folders with a logon script?

5. I'm going to put "Deep Freeze" on the computers that are accessed and used by the public, but i've never used it, nor have any experience with it.
Does it cause any problems with normal operation of the computer? if anyone could give me some feedback on this, i'd love to hear it.

Also, is it possible to get more then just 6 Virtual Drives on a computer?

i mean, isn't there 23 possible drives?

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I have a Packard Bell P133, model D135. Eight megs of
RAM are on the motherboard. According to a search of
this model on a 'Memory' website, this model has FPM non-
parity memory. The machine had two 4-MB modules installed
when it was new in 1996, for a total of 16 MB at time of purchase.
Since then, I have added two 8MB modules to bring it up to
32MB. Two weeks ago, I replaced the two 4MB modules with
two 32MB FPM modules, which was supposed to bring it up to a total of 88MB. When I boot up, it only reads slightly over 81MB as passed....of course, on the System Properties 'General' tab, 80MB is listed. Can anyone tell me what might have happened to the other 8MB?

Another question: Would parity memory be compatible with
non-parity memory? I know from research, that most servers use parity memory...parity being described as a feature of
a module for error-checking. Would parity memory work OK with non-parity, but not the other way around? The reason I ask is, I have an opportunity to buy some used 72-pin, FMP parity modules at a good price, and I just wanted to know if the two (parity and non-parity) would mesh. I wanted to bring it up to the max for this model....136MB, providing the 8MB on-board memory is read. That was my own theory about the missing 8MB....that the on-board memory, for some reason isn't being read. Any thoughts on this?

Last questions: How critical is mixing speeds? Will 70ns
modules in one bank work with 60ns modules in another ... Read more

A:Memory: Questions.....questions....questions....

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Hey guys, just have a few questions in regards to Vista x32 vs x64 as well as Direct x10 issues when it comes to gaming.

First off - What benefits do I get by running Vista x64 as opposed to x32 when it comes to gaming. I bought Call of Duty 4 as well as Bioshock, and will be buying some of the new games coming out such as Assassin's Creed and Far Cry 2. Are any of these games 64 bit games?

Second off - Do I get any benefit playing a game made for DirectX 9 on a DirectX10 platform? Or are the graphic increases only visible in games actually made for DirectX 10? Again, are any of the games I listed above made to work with better graphics in DirectX 10?

Thanks guys!

A:32/64 bit questions & DirectX 9/10 questions :)

I discovered your inquiry while I was attempting to answer questions similar to yours.

This isn't much help but try reading about Epic Game's 'Unreal' game engine. I'm reading the article on wikipeadia about this game engine. This is the game engine used for Gears of War and Unreal Tournament.

Any way, it seems that if your running the game in a 64-bit environment like Windows Vista 64 the game will be in 64-bit mode.

It uses Directx 10 and Directx 10 also seems to be in 64-bit mode depending on weather Windows is in 64-bit mode.

In related news, it seems that the 'Unreal' game engine and the 'Source' game engine (Used for Half life 2, etc) are optimized to take advantage of multi-threading or in other words optimized for multi-core processors.

Anyway, see what conclusions you come to...I'll post an update as I learn more.

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Ok. So I am looking for both advice and other peoples opinions. What all buttons do you use on Easy Cleaner, I just used the Unessessary button and clean files button, and cleard over 2 gigs of files! IE seems to be working A LOT better. Do you guys use the registry cleaner one? AND, I have comcast broadband right now, is DSL better? If I remember correctly I thought DSL was faster and cheaper? Any opinions?

Also, just to double check, how does my HiJack This log look? Does it look safe? I really appreciate any help fellas, take care...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:58:43 PM, on 8/25/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarW... Read more

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I'm sure you guys get this a lot and I aplogize but I want to format my computer and start fresh again my problem is I don't know how. I also want to know if my operating system came on the recovery disc? As far as I know I didn't get a Windows Xp cd. If the Operating system is on the recovery disc where would the cd key number be (it's not on any of the cd sleeves)? I'm not sure what info you guys need or if you need any at all but I will be ready to list it if asked. Thanks I appreciate any help I can get.

A:A few questions

Make and Model of computer please, plus hardware specifications, and drive size(s).

Sorry, should have said to read OEM CDR.

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1. what causes NTDLR error and how can i prevent NTDLR error from happening to me on a windows xp pro SP2 computer

2. i have a secondary hdd. when i formatted it it also installed another copy of windows on there. Can i delete them and still make my secondary HDD work and NOT lose the information on there?

if you vcan answer any questions on here please post away. Thanks for your time.

A:2 questions

Hi read this article for info on NTLDR


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I had to reformat my HD and decided to try creating two partitions on the C drive: one for the OS (Win XP Home SP2) and one for programs.

So far so good.

1. Everytime I install a progarm components are installed on the C drive anyway. Mainly stuff that is pinned to the start menu. Does this have to be this way? Can I change it so that the Start menu reads from the same drive I install my programs into?

2. If not, can I repartition the drive to enlarge the partition that the OS is on without causing any problems? When I created the partitions I guess I made the OS partition too small. If I use Partition Magic can I resize the two partitions and not cause any complications?

3. Are there settings that can be changes to change where files are automatically saved? For example the favorites folder. Do they have to save on the C drive? Is it bad to change the dirve if it is possible?

I know, many questions. Just trying to learn. I appreciate any help and input. Thank you ahead of time.

A:a few XP Questions

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say i press control+alt+delete, and want to close some of the programs/processes i have running... how do i know which ones are ok to close and which ones the computer needs to run?

and a less important question:

i mainly use my computer to use photoshop, and i listen to music on winamp while i use photoshop. lately, after a few minutes of play, winamp starts getting really crackly sounding. i close it and restart it and then its fine for another few minutes. any ideas what could be going wrong?

A:2 questions

Answer to first question is what OS are you running, and what do u have loaded on ur computer...run HJT and post it in here and let us see what runs and then we can tell u or not what processes can and cannot be terminated.

To your 2nd question....could be the song itself, or maybe something else is playing with sound, don't know unless u can tell us what u are doing at the time...well to me that is, there is a number of things.


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hello, i have 2 questions

1. i want see the control panel in classic form..what do i do? (no option for that seems to be any more!

2. when i try see a photo, i cant any more. I can explore it but no view...What should i do about?


A:2 xp questions!

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Where to find javascript to enable it as it appears missing in internet security-custom settings?
I also seem to be missing Codec for windows media so can not play movies on it.
Grateful for your help.

A:New to XP2 questions

To turn on Java and JavaScript in Internet Explorer, follow these steps:
1. Start Internet Explorer.
2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.
3. Click the zone that you are using (for example, click Local Intranet), and then click Custom Level.
4. Locate Java permissions, and then click one of the following options:
ē High Safety
ē Medium Safety
ē Low Safety
5. Locate Active scripting, and then click to select the Enable check box.

Find A Codec For Windows Media Player 9

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1. In Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs, there are loooooads of things that I can't un-install, and I have no idea what they are. Theres one called Director, one called Unload, Update, WebFldrs XP, WebReg, the list just goes on. I've used advanced unistaller pro, and it hasn't got them in there, but my pc's been goin really slow so I think these have something to do with it. Could somebody please help me???? Thanks

2. In task manager, theres a process called sdxztjw.exe, being run by Simon (me) and uses between 100 - 500 k memory. If i close it, then another comes, if i close that, another comes etc. I've gone in to Windows\System32, and deleted it from there, and another one comes etc. And I've deleted it from the registry, under run, and another comes. Could someone please help me???!!!

A:Got 2 questions - please help!

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I have got some questions, mostly minor, but questions nonetheless that have been stacking up over time. There aren't more than a few right now, but I'm sure some more will surface in the future.

I am having consistency problems with every time I restart my computer. I have a toolbar on my Taskbar that lets me access my desktop, but every time I restart my computer, it doesn't stay there, and I have to enable it. The same goes for having the Autohide feature enabled for the Taskbar.
This question is similar to the above, but it's slightly different, as I will explain. I use the Windows TweakUI for a few things, and one of them is to automatically log into my Windows account since it's the only one. And when I turn that on, then restart, it works. When I restart again, it no longer works, and asks for my login stuff. Annoying!
The icon for .zip files on my computer are no longer there... I tried using the "rebuild icons" thing in TweakUI and it does not seem to work.
I have two hard drives installed on my computer. The secondary one, which I never use other than storage, is not always detected by my computer on start up. I have to restart a few times to get it to show up. I'm sort of worried that it's failing or something. I checked the connections inside and it all seems to be fine.

Alright, I think that is about it for now. By the way, I use Windows XP Pro, SP2. If you need any other info, let me know, th... Read more

A:A few various questions.

Aaaaaaaaany ideas?

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During my recent move, My OS and application disk got shattered. I contacted the company that I bought the Computer from and they said I am out of luck. I am only really concerned with the OS and office.

Is it illeagal to do so ?
Is it possible to make the disks again ?
If it is not illegal could some one tell me how or where to find a link to walk me through it ?

Any help would be great

A:XP Questions

Wjoe said:

During my recent move, My OS and application disk got shattered. I contacted the company that I bought the Computer from and they said I am out of luck. I am only really concerned with the OS and office. Click to expand...

Who is the manufcturer . . all the major brands will replace the installtion discs ( some have a nominal charge)

Is it illeagal to do so ?Click to expand...

To do what?

Is it possible to make the disks again ? Click to expand...

Some manufacturers have a recovery partition that restores the system to the "*** Shiped" condition

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I want to play some games that require a lot of stuff on the screen (Rome Total War if you know what that is) and I have heard more RAM would allow me to do this. Would it? Or would a faster processor be the right thing for me?

Whats the difference between RAM and a processor?
How much would 1 gig of RAM cost?
What would a better video card do?

Thanks for answering these few questions.

A:few questions about RAM

RAM is random access memory; where the machine stores files it is currently working on. The more ram, the more the machine can store, the faster it will (theoretically) run. If you are looking for a good gaming machine, too much RAM is generally not a problem.

The processor is the engine; your's right now at 1.8 is slow, but not mind-numbingly so. Also, it depends on your motherboard as to how much ram you can put in. I've got a gig in mine, can play doom3d as if it were a movie, so I'm pretty happy.

Price depends on the ram. Hit newegg.com and shop around. I got a gig of pc3200 for about $125/stick, but that was a while ago, and I'm pretty sure the price has dropped.

If you only have the video card that the system came with, chances are you will need to upgrade to something 'decent'. Onboard cards get the job done, but newer games require more from them, so that is usually where the mfg of the pc skimps. There and ram. When I got doom3d, I finally had to updgrade, and I got a pretty decent v.c. for about a hundred bucks.



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ok i have a HD that use to be for a e-machines cp that machine one nigth turn on by it self and then bang stoped working, ok i move the hard drive to another cp i have the reinstalation cd when is 2% to 50% (in between those to) i get a message that says disk error can that be fix?? another question i got another windows Xp cp with me i was wondering with this working windows xp can i create a bootable disk for my other cp that has the hard drive that reads disk error?? once again wanna thank you in advance for you help and if i can be of any help ill be glad to help!!

A:just a few questions??

If the system says there is a hard disk error, it is probably best to replace the hard drive. With hard drives as cheap as they are, are you willing to take a chance on a flaky hard drive with your data on it?

As far as I know, there is no way to create an XP installation CD from a working XP installation on another computer.

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For the past few weeks, Limewire randomly starts up on my computer. It can be running fine and suddenly it'l start opening up. I've checked my settings for it and I dont see anything that would cause it to start like this. Any ideas?

Even more mystifying is that over the last 2 weeks or so, if my computer is inactive for a fairly short period of time, I think 10 mins or maybe even less, it'll go back to the XP login screen. Thankfully from that screen it doesnt take that long to get back in, but the 30 secs or whatever it does take, all told, is quite annoying. I hate watching a movie and suddenly seeing it quit to that and having to just wait there all this time.

Any advice?


A:some questions

well the limewire one we can't help with has we don't support P2P
as for the XP what kind of screen do you have.Do you have more then one account for XP.right click on a blank part of your desktop and go to properties click on screen saver.Go to power set turn off monitor never turn off hard disk never system standby never system hybernates never and see if that solves its if not go to my computer change a setting go to user accounts and uncheck use welcome screen and see if that works or if your the only one who uses it and you have 2 accounts mabe delete one and you will be the system admin

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Hey all, I just have a few questions with my current Windows XP System.

Everytime I restart the computer, it makes me switch between 2 of the same OS's. There's a list that says:

- Windows XP SP2
- Windows XP SP2 (boot screen)

It makes me select one and gives me a 30 second time limit. This is a little annoying, so does anyone know if there's a way to remove this and auto-choose one of the two instead of asking me?

Also, after windows loads, it brings me up to the User Sign-In screen. Thing is, I'm the only user that uses this computer and pressing my icon to load windows is a little time consuming.

Lastly, everytime I load up windows, a "You still have files waiting to be written on your CD Drive" pops up. Whenever I click it, there are no files on there waiting to be written and it's been fairly annoying.

Any help would be much appreciated!

A:Few Questions

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1. I downloaded and re-installed my Real Player, and my video files (RM, RMVB, Quicktime Movie etc.) shows this picture

as the icon when I view the whole folder under Thumbnails.

How can I change them back to display the beginning scene of the video file when viewing the folder under Thumbnails?

Does this mean that I have 2 drives in my computer? C: and D:?
What is D: drive for?

3. I accidentally created a new folder inside C:\Windows\Registration and I can't delete it.
Shows error in deleting the file everytime.
How can I remove it?

Thanks for your help in advance.

A:Several questions...



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Since last time i got a huge spyware on my pc which kept installing spywares, then my pc have been quite ****ed... I managed so get rid of all spywares actually but theres still something that keeps making regkeys to make programs start up.. Everytime i delete those keys they just get made again!

Here's the main annoying error:
I hope someone can help about these stuff..

And then for another problem:
Sometimes my windows doesn't close.. It just "Freezes" at where it says "Windows are shutting down".. But it doesn't really shut down so i have to hold power button down until it shut down.. I dont like doing that!

Well.. Im really getting pissed of these stuff so i would love to get some help

A:Some Questions!

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1) How can i format my old version of windows XP? (i am now using another partition, i used compmgemt.msc and i cant format my drives :( )

2) On my new version of XP, my speakers wont play sound? (i dont know where i can find my info for my motherboard?)

Thankyou in advance :)

A:A few questions

i have found my MB specs:

Property Value
Model GA-8I915PMD

North Bridge Intel i915P/i915G Revision 0E
South Bridge Intel 82801FB (ICH6) Revision 0E

CPU Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.06GHz
Cpu Socket Socket 775 LGA

System Slots 2 PCI

Memory Summary
Maximum Capacity 4096 MBytes
Maximum Memory Module Size 1024 MBytes
Memory Slots 4
Error Correction None

Also, how do i remove this poor refresh rate when scrolling down a webpage?

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Forgive my ignorance, but could someone tell me what the difference is between Windows XP Home and Professional. Which would be the better choice a home system? Everyone is telling me to get Professional, I just wanted to know what differences there were between the two versions.

Also, a new computer was installed at work running XP Professional, now the programs/software that were transferred from the old computer (running Windows 98) won't work. Any advice on that?

Thanks a zill.

A:some questions about XP

Hi debodun,

See if this link answer your question...

Hope it helps!

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I was just told that in order for me to burn DVD's I would need to install the windows service packs.
(i dont like them & dont use them)
I was told that I need these service packs to get the USB 2.0
I was trying to get info on this USB 2.0( didnt even know it excisred till I plugged in my external Sony DRX-710UL into my USB port & it said I my computer didnt support HIGH SPEED. I could still use the product, but it would be at slower speed.
Anyway, I though I understood it to be that I also needed a new HIGH SPEED PCI card and the USB 2.0 that microsoft had only supported the USB port if the updated hardware was installed.
I dont know if I said that right.
I guess, the bottom line is, do I need to install those service packs to get the USB 2.0 support to use my dvd writer?

A:USB 2.0 Questions?

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I am in the process of putting my software back together after the hard drive failed. I have installed XP, and am trying to install Office XP with FrontPage. It will not accept the product key, which is correct, no matter what I do.
Any thoughts on this. This software was on the computer with no problem before the crash.

Also, the computer will not shut down now when I turn it off. It remains hung at the blue 'Windows is shutting down' message. I have to hold the power button in for the power to go off.

Thanks for any advice.

A:2 XP questions

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I have a question regarding Windows 2000, I'm sure it is a very simple question for you gurus but how do I change add, delete users and reset passwords in 2000? Please help, I have administrative privilages already.

A:Win 2k questions

One way is to use Control Panel, Users and Passwords.

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This isn't really a problem, just some annoyances and a bit of curiosity. I have win xp and i have sympatico HSE, is there anyway to make it automatically signin when i do??? Right now i have to click connect. Also, when u sign off it asks u whether u wanna close ur internet connection, which i never want to. Anyway to stop that?
My last question is is there a way to make a different sound play when signing into windows that would just affect my account???

A:Win Xp Questions

try copying the network hse icon to startup folder
dont know abt the other part...

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Howdy all...

I'm curious as to some problems that I've started having.
My DVD and my CDRW fail to autostart. I noticed this when I went to install something....so upon further checking I've found that they won't refresh either when I change CD's. Now my A Drive is not working.
When I insert a floppy, i just get the and try to access the drive i get the message to insert a disk.

I've installed Perfect Disk to defrag my drives (I love Diskkeeper, but it's screwed me up so much).
When ever i reboot, I get the message that Perfectdisk cant access my drives, although I can access them normally, transfering file etc.
If I reinstall PerfectDisk I'm fine till i reboot.

One time I could not get to my disks at all...(Delayed Write error)

Both HD's are new and I don't suspect the problem is with them

This started after I applied SP1. Because I like a certain visual style I'm using a modified xptheme.dll. to be able to use it.
I've also changed the System Drive Icon's using Iconphile

When I boot...sometimes I get the message about system files being altered...please insert SP1 CD (Didn't know there was a SP1 CD)
I hit cancel and then cancel again to confirm I want to continue

What would be causing the DVD, CDRW and floppy to be acting like that.

I can't uninstall SP1, as I did a clean install of XP Pro and applied SP1 (without saving the files) before anything else

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Hi I have a question, besides it being illegal what are the disadvantages of downloading a pirated copy of Windows XP Pro?

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Hmm, I guess there wouldn't be any disadvantages besides being illegal and it might not work. I don't know for certain, but XP (home & pro) requires you to register the product online, which makes it difficult for piracy.
Read these articles:
Microsoft softens XP anti-piracy feature

Microsoft Works to Protect Windows XP From Counterfeiters and Software Pirates

Microsoft details anti-piracy solution for Windows XP, Office XP

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Just curious about this, in windows 98 with outlook express 6, when I'd send a link by clicking "mail, send a link" it would put the link in the email, but now that I'm using XP with OE6, I've noticed it sends the link as an attachment and right in my email it has a message that the link is attached. I really don't care for this at all is there anyway to change it back and get that message to stop appearing in my emails? Also in 98 when I'd open multiple windows, my toolbar at the bottom of the screen would just have them all going across so I could just click the box to switch to whichever window I needed to, but on XP after I get 6 windows open, they all go into one box on the toolbar and I have to click that box and pick one out of the list. I always have at least 7 windows open when I'm working, it can't be helped, but not being able to just see them all and click the one I need adds extra steps that I really don't need. Is there someplace to set that? All I'm seeing is settings to cascade or tile the actual windows, not in the toolbar. Thanks.

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Grannysue You can tweak your taskbar, toolbar and keep more single windows open. I have had ten open at a time .Unlock the taskbar if locked then run your cursor down along top edge of taskbar near your clock and your resize arrow appears just resize up you will now see the time ,day,and date displayed and your taskbar will now be able to handle more open windows. The taskbar looks much different enlarged but this tweak works for people who like to work with more single windows open. Oh Yes remember to right click and check lock taskbar if you want it to stay this way . If not just expand it when your working , but to do this you must unlock the taskbar .first.

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1/ my computer has 2 HD (40 gig and 160 gig) (the first one split into C and D; the second is by itself); I use them all pretty frequently ; my question is should I create another partition on the second HD just for the pagefile.sys for optimum performance or itís not that much of an improvement? Also, the cluster sizes are different C is 4 kb, D is 8 kb (both on FAT32 and came like that when I bought the computer); the 160 gig HD is NTFS and has only 1 kb; I wonder what the optimum cluster size should be or should I just leave it alone? I have partition magic 8 but I donít really know it that well.
2/ on another computer, I also have 2 HD, the OS (2000) is on the second HD; I m trying to reinstall windows 2000 on the C drive and subsequently remove the win2k on the second HD and make it house only data; whatís the best way to do that?
3/ whatís the best way to remove win98 and install 2000?

I have done some readings on the uninstallation of windows, but since I have never had formal training and itís kind of a big deal, so Iíd like to be extra sure that I wont mess things up; thanksa lot for your input.

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1. put your pagefiles directory on your drive that doesn't have your os. It very important to defrag that drive first.

2. the best way to install win 2k from on your primary drive when you have a secondary drive depends on your knowledge. Assuming you know minimum and don't care to back anything up, then the easiest way is to format both drives and do a clean install.

3. read 2.

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1/ i have norton system works 2003 which has norton protected recycledbin; why is it that i can't empty it sometimes (it's grayed out) when i right click on it; i know there's stuff there because when i run size explorer, it shows there's data there.

2/ i installed 3 versions of win2k on my computer (which i meant to have only one); how do i know which OS I am using so that i can delete the other installations?

Thank you.

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ok.. first of all, im updating my graphics card driver but i cant because when i try to install new drivers... it asks me for the Windows 2000 cd and i dont have it.... Any suggestions?

and I want to delete a font called "ming-liu" and i cant because it is used by another proccess.. Its pretty big (6 megs).... and i dont know how it got on there. What is this font and is it needed to run windows? how should i go deleting
and one more question... When i boot up... the first thing i notice it do is that it accesses my dvd-rom drive... Its kind of delyed for a couple of seconds...?
I also notice that it detects my dvd-rom drive as the second master.... and i heard it is not needed because windows handles ur dvd-rom or cd-rom...
Is the detection needed in the Bios to seek my dvd-rom? If not, how can i disable it?

A:many-many QUESTions...

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This is a problem I got into a few months ago-I gave up. Here it goes again!
My computer is running XP home edition, plenty of memory, etc. I had some problems with the pre-installed Roxio cd writting software. After some research, I bought a product called ClickN' Burn--it generally works great. Part of the software package is a program from Veritas for DLA, or Drive Letter Access, I think. It is one of those programs that allows you to drag and drop to a re-writtable cd. I can't get it to work. I can't find any software updates anywhere. I get a general error message when I try to format a cd-rw and then when I turn off the computer, some program associated with Veritas hangs. The DLA program has been uninstalled for several months now, and the computer is generally working fine (except for some weird driver problem that crops up off and on).
Has anyone had any experience with Veritas or Clickn' burn under XP? Sometimes I think I should just uninstall the whole thing, bite the bullet and get Roxio CD Creator Platinum for about $100, but I am stubborn. Suggestions?

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have you tried formatting the cd rw witch easy cd creator first? Does that give you any problems? Try downloading nero and formating the cd rw like that, and then formatting with the packet incremental writing system.

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Question 1: my moms work wishes to upgrade to xp home edition but alot of the programs are dos would they still work and when the upgraded would the loose any files?

Question 2: when i put it on their system they only have dial up is there a way i can download the updates and put them on a cd and take it to them?


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I have Win XP and am having a problem with virtual memory, but have 516mb coming this week, so that SHOULD solve that.

While using Word the past few days, I've noticed that right clicking brings up a transparent box, rather than one in which the options are listed (Save..Save As...Exit etc) Even when I go up to FILE..EDIT...VIEW, the boxes are transparent and I have no way to find the option I'm looking for. Do you suppose this is related to the memory thing, or do I have another problem???? How can I get the options to display as they're supposed to?

Second question: I have downloaded several midis and wav files (non-copyrighted!!). I save them in a folder on desktop and can listen to them anytime I want, but despite my best efforts, I CANNOT copy them to a CD so I can preserve them all. I have an IBM NetVista 2292 with IBM RecordNow, which works great for text files. Yet when I put all these midis/wavs in the box to record them, it always says "Can't find files". What am I doing wrong???? How can I get these great sounds recorded?

In advance.......many thanks for any help you can give!!!

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What is PGate Basic? What is AM Servier in my program files?

My Start button and programs in the bottom of the screen respond very slowly, like sometimes 30 - 45 seconds for the start button to pop up when I mouse over it. I have ran spy-bot and I have mcaffee but I don't find anything other than the usual buildup. Any Ideas?

Also, Is this an ok setup?

MSI 865pe neo2 Mainboard
Radeon 9600PRO - 128 DDR
NEC MultiSync LCD1765 Monitor

A:Just a few questions?

I found my answer on the slow start button! Thanks for the help guys!

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My OS is Windows 2000 professional.... I created another user log on as "GUEST" and also created a password for it. I want my kids to use this log on and want to disable some functions on it. How do i go abou this? I want them to be limited on what they can and cant do (i.e. no downloading, system changes,etc....)

Any help would be appreciated.

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1)In Windows Explorer, whenever I double-click on a folder, instead of going into it, it just opens the Windows Search box. What's going on?

2)Is there any way to change the folder icon system wide?

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Hi, some friends of mine has asked me to do some troubleshooting on their computers. Trouble is, I'm a devout Win 98 believer, and his system is running XP. So far, I HATE XP! I have a few general (and probably stupid) questions that might make all this easier, so here goes:
1- WHERE does the system tell me how much RAM the computer has? In Win 98 I just right click on MyComputer, and Properties tells me how much there is, and what percentege of the system resources are free. I did right click on the task bar and got a bunch of info that I can't decipher. Moving graphs and stuff.. AGGG! WHY did they do this to Windows?
2 - How do I eliminate the need for a password on a laptop running XP Professional?
3 - If a system is set up with an administrator, and some other accounts, is there a way of preventing the administrator from invading another account and reading info? Does changing the logon password provide any protection from a snooping administrator?
4 - Can a laptop designed for WinME run XP efficiently? (14gb hard drive)
5 - Is fdisking a laptop essentialy the same as fdisking a desktop? I want to remove XP from a laptop and install 98.

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I am firstly interested in knowing if it is possible to go back to SP1 of SP2 has already been downloaded? I am using a music software that reports an insurmountable number of errors and other problems with WIndows XP SP2. If this is an option what procedure would I utilize to go back to SP1?

My second question is concerning the speed of my computer. It runs considerably slower than 6 months ago when I first purchased the unit. I am submitting a hijack log and wanted to know if the tech gurus here could take a look and identify anything that could be a culprit in slowing down my PC. If it is of any solace, my specs are listed: AMD Athlon XP 1800+, 1.99Ghz, 512MB RAM.......

The hijack log follows:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.3
Scan saved at 7:20:06 PM, on 10/13/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Iomega\AutoDisk\ADService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AG... Read more

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2 questions:

- my desktop is larger than the scream and it takes more space, i dont know how to explane, how can i bring it to the normal size?

- i don't succeed to access anymore sites like hotmail.com without reasons, where can i check if something is wrong?

thank you

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