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Photoshop CS 8 for some reason certain options arent working

Q: Photoshop CS 8 for some reason certain options arent working

Hi my Uncle got me Photoshop CS8 for me for my birthday ...Unfortuneatly some things arent working....

In the filter toolbar at the top many options are disabled, take a look at this picture and post if you can help me...thanks


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A: Photoshop CS 8 for some reason certain options arent working

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My usb ports are working at all.
No matter what i plug into both of my usb ports nothing happens. I have a Toshiba Laptop. (Couldnt tell you anymore about it) but it runs on windows 7.
The other day they were working fine. and now they just dont work. someone please help

A:My USB ports arent working!!! Please Help

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I am running Windows 7 Home Edition. I have found several websites that wont open but do open on my windows xp and windows 7 starter pack computers. I dont know what to do, any ideas would be appreciated. Also I am not techy so use small words if possible!! lol

A:Some websites arent working

Hi and welcome to TSF make sure you have the latest flash,shockwave and java installed http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/ http://www.java.com/en/

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i am connected to the internet but it doesnt work
ive tried firefox, ie, and chrome they all dont work
it works fine in safe mode with networking
it also works when i boot from ubuntu startup disc
i use both wired and wireless internet, neither work
antivirus software i use are avast, adaware, s&d

A:browsers arent working....

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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I am so frustrated. everytime i double click an exe file nothing happens. i have tried running as admin but that doesnt work. for some reason for ALL exe files i try to open they dont work!
any help?
i dont believe i have viruses for i am running a fairly new computer and have installed only programs i trust and have used before.

A:.exes arent working. HELP!!!!!

Hello marshmellow, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, try downloading the .reg file for the listed .exe option in the tutorial below to see if it may be able to help. It will restore the default associations of .exe files.

Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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So, my speaker drivers are updated and installed. My speakers are plugged in correctly ( I think). If I put the speaker at full blast I can hear the on, but no music or sound. Help please!! I can be reached on AIM at Illidansowner

Or you can just post here

A:Help!! Speakers arent working :(

What do you mean when you say "I can hear the on" ?

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My speakers were wrking fine and for some reason when i restarted my computer they just stopped working. I can hear the treble from them so the speakers havent blown out but why cant i hear anything? (inc. music ,windows sounds etc)

A:speakers arent working?

nickelodeon, that happened to me once and the only resolution (for me) was to uninstall and reinstall drivers. I'm assuming you've gone into device mgr and made certain driver is working and to - start>programs>accessories>entertainment>sound recorder & volume control.

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1)
DirectX (DirectX 9.0b)

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 1500 MHz (15 x 100)
Motherboard Name Intel Winnipeg D845WN (6 PCI, 1 AGP, 3 DIMM, Audio)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale i845
System Memory 768 MB (SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (05/25/03)

Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (32 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400
Monitor ViewSonic PF790 (MU11000502)

Audio Adapter Creative Audigy Platinum Sound Card

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I have an HP G61 laptop with win 7 64 bit, the keyboard and touchpad has suddenly stopped working, but an external mouse works any ideas please.

A:keyboard and touchpad arent working

I've seen this on HP's with virus infections at work. We've worked on one for over 2 weeks and just gave up on it.

Backup, wipe, and reinstall if you don't want to spend a whole lot of time working on this.

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I've recently set up a home network with internet sharing but methinks something may have gone wrong somewhere. I'm guessing that it's because my Dad is worryingly faithful to AOL...

I've wired up 2 desktops and a laptop all running XP Pro SP2. The router is an eTEC ADSL Modem/Router all wired up and installed as instructed. I've got AOL working through the router and all three computers connect to the network and the Internet.

The problem is that on all three computers I can't access my hotmail or msn messenger, and on the two computers accessing the internet through the network I can't view certain websites such as eBay or my own website. There are many more websites I can't access aswell but many others open just fine.

I've looked up all the help sites I can find but they just don't really give any help with the whole AOL thing.

Can anyone help me?

and if not, any help to convince my dad to stop using AOL would be very appriciated!

A:Some web pages arent working on my network?!

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Okay. Long story short, downloaded Norton 360 3.0. Got rid of about 26 viruses and trojans. Hell yes right? No. Now he says he cant run anything. It says it cant. I think he said ether it cant run at all or it alwasy asked for a program to open it with. Same thing with the icons and everything. Start up programs work fine. Nothing els does though. When I used TeamViewer before this all happened, After i got rid of the viruses, I tryed to open the internet. Didnt work. I remember it came up with the error(C:\WINDOWS\SYS3\Iexplore[I assume it was iexplore].exe does not exist or is invalid) and this is just a rough memory.

All and all he cant run any exe files. What I was going to do is give him the XP CD and do a sfc/scannow in the command prompt. But command prompt wount run...i dont know what to do. help?

A:Freinds EXE Files arent working.

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For some reason, recently i've noticed that javascript stuff on websites dont work for me anymore and i'm not really sure why. An example of this is like if u go to www.ifilm.com u see that u can watch video clips by clicking on the play button (which are javascript links) and usually what used to happen is that a window opened and the clips would play. but now, nothing happens ! and its not just on this website where this happens. I recently also installed Norton Internet Security on my comp and feel there might be a connection with that maybe? I have windows XP SP1 and Internet Eplorer 6. any ideas ???? thanx.

A:Javascript web links arent working!!!

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Hello guys,

I am not sure whether this is the right thread but since I started having this problem by moving to windows 10 I am posting it here.

I use razer kraken 7.1 chroma headphones (yeah, i know what you think), I hear sound much louder in the headphones than it shows in volume, for example its extremely loud if i put the volume above 1 or 2. When I tried to adjust the volume in razer synapse it literally just lowered my volume in windows which is totally ridiculous. I downloaded Equalizer APO and changed volume manually by -25db and it was alright for a while. Although recently Ive started streaming and it became a huge problem again, my volume in OBS (streaming software) is at like 10% even though on max there and i hear really really loud music in my headphones.

Please help me someone, I really dont know what to do. I tried to fix it myself by watching a lot of videos about that and browsing forums but nothing worked.

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I don't know what happened but i plugged in my speakers and they were working then they just stopped what could be wrong????

A:my speakers are plugged in but they arent working

First, we need to determine whether the problem is with your speakers or sound card, so try using a pair of headphones.

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i have firefox and suddenly today i cant view flash animations on website they dont have any sound and dont play its just a still image.also when i go to play runescape which is an ie based game the java certificate thingy that pops up and askes u to accept well that doesnt pop up.so i did a scan with adaware and all that to see if it fixed it but no.i havent changed any settings or anything so im kind of lost as to why this is happening.if anyone has any suggestions id appreciate it.

A:Flash animations arent working

Have you got Java enabled in Firefox and your firewall?
Firefox... Tools > Option > Web Features

You can test to see if Java is installed and working correctly here www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml

EDIT: Have you recently installed or updated Quicktime? Sometimes it can take over as the default player for flash.

Quicktime Preferences > Browser Plugin > MIME Settings > Misc. > Disable Flash

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The keys home, pgup, pg dn, end and arrow keys are h t working properly. Actually they donot function at all when singly pressed, but when pressed in a couple it perform its function with the delete function as well. How to solve this problem?

A:Some of the keys of my keyboard arent working properly.

Try a full restart. Install any updates and make sure Keyboard Driver is UpToDate

I am a very busy person. PleasePlease click ?Accept as Solution" if I solve your Problem

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when trying to have my active desktop display a web page as a background window, i get nothing..
Im running windows 2k professional..

the same feature runs like a champ on my win98 partition.??
any ideas?
I click the apply button and get nothing..
the monitor in the display window shows the new added desktop window but my Actual desktop does not...
please help!
thanks Kepper

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My volume buttons on my computer aren't working and similar buttons aren't working ex. brightness, and so forth. And my firewall is down I don't know why and wont turn back on. Can somebody help? And when I am on the internet and I try to use my volume button it goes to the file icon I am not sure why? Any help would be really appreciated, Thank you.

A:Some of my buttons arent working? Virus? And my firewall is down?

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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ok, this is what i noticed:
first of all, i figured that something was wrong with my computer when i tried to play a movie and the sound didnt come out... then i rebooted to see if it was just some random error, but it didnt work, i also tried using different media players and different videos but none of them produced sound, then i realized that on the bottom right which shows the status of your internet has a red x on it, which means its not connected properly with the lan cable im guessing? but my internet was working fine so i think at the moment, im fairly sure that im using the wireless device.
then i try fixing these by trying to reinstall drivers by going to control pannel, hardware and sound, then devices, only to find out that none are showing up... so i tried fixing this and found a program that detects and installs new drivers and found that alot of my drivers werent working, i tried testing a few things and found that it can handle usb devices that i have used on this computer before, but cant use new ones (encounters an error during the installation of it) so yeah... i cant use new usb's now...
i have deleted all system restore points... (i thought i wouldnt need them... hahaha... i feel like the biggest idiot...)

so i decided to just reinstall windows but it doesnt work, it encounters a problem during that, i also found that my computer came with lots of debugging stuff and recovery applications (from the core device, not installed programs) but they also... Read more

A:Most of my drivers arent working... aka i have a screwed up computer... HELP!!!

Hi and welcome to TSF did you try the hp website for your model to get the drivers,have you tried running sfc /scannow How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7

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Hello, okay, this has been upsetting me for a while. Im not sure what to do, since im not an expert in viruses, and I dont want to do anything wrong. So like a few weeks ago I got a virus in my laptop that basically redirected me to different sites. It was called Vipsearch, it happened with every web browser that i used (google, bing, ask, etc). Then a few days later, my google web browser had stopped working, every time i would got to google, it would tell me the connection timed out, or that google was not responding or anything. SO i used malwarebytes and TDS to fix it and it worked. But i was still getting the vipsearch redirects. I tried again and again, and went to other sites to figure it out, but as i said, im not an expert so im not sure what to do. So just today, when i tried going to google,it stopped working, not only that, but no web browser is working for me, I dont know whats up. Im guessing the virus got worse. I tried using malwarebytes and TDS, and it didnt find anything! One other thing, my Macafee anti spyware protection keeps shutting off. I try to turn it back on, but literally after 3 seconds it turns off again...
Please help, i dont know what to do anymore. I use my computer alot, and i really need to get this fixed.

A:Web browsers arent working and a redirecting virus

Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

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I am having some problems. I cant get my speakers to work. They are just plug and play speakers. I have tried everything i know to get it to work. My internet is doing weird things also. I click on a link and it will be fast, then i will click again on something else and it will take like a minute to load. what causes this? I am receiving my internet via wireless receiver from my parents dsl modem. Before i upgraded my harddrive i never had any of these problems.

A:Speakers Arent Working And Internet Is Messing Up (sometimes)

These are sometimes the hardest things to diagnose (when they only happen off and on). have you checked all the obvious things? Proper connections, etc? If so, have you tried them on another computer to make sure they work at all?

Regarding the wireless that's even trickier since load times can be a resutl of on tons of internal (ie the connecitons/hardware/traffic in your house) or external (connections/hardware/traffic outside of your house) factors.

However, once I had a similar problem where I was sure that the router had started getting flaky on me and it turned out that my wife had plugged in the wrong size power adapter. It still worked, but only off and on. If you're sure there's a change in your load times you might keep an eye out for weird things like that.

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my screen and keyboard arent working everything is plugged in ok it was working fine last night do you know why this has happened and how can i fix it ?

A:please help fast my screen and keyboard arent working

If your screen isn't working how do you know the keyboard isn't???
This is not gonna be an easy fix. If you are correct about this, it will most likey be a defective motherboard.

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Well ok. I have WIndows XP on my Desktop, and it was full of viruses and things i didnt want. so i bought a Home Basic Edition of Windows Vista, But it turns out i dont have a DVD drive, my brother lets me borrow his and i reformat it. Then he Removes the DVD drive and TUrns the PC back on, It goes to the Log in screen, and then kicked me out and resets my PC. THen instead of the Log in screen it goes to the "windows Crashed unexpectanly" *safe mode *safe mode with formatting... etc. then i try to do it normally and i dont even get to the log in screen back to the black Crashed Screen. So im thinking "lets reformat again but get my own DVD drive. So i got a DVD drive and the CD but seems i cant install anything in safe mode, so right now i have a pc "vegetable" i can go into safe mode but nothing more. PLZ help on how to reformatt it and install the DVD spftware so i CAN reformat it.

I need to have this done ASAP for work, so plz hurry


A:[SOLVED] Help asap, Vista an my PC, arent working.

Hi nascarfreak00

What make/model is your desktop? Did you check that your system supports Vista? (some hardware does not). The website of your system builder should have compatibility information, or you can check your devices individually yourself.
Vista Home system requirements --- http://www.windowsvista.windowsreinstall.com/specs.htm
Vista Hardware Compatibilty List --- http://winqual.microsoft.com/HCL/Default.aspx?m=v

Truly incompatible systems are generally those with motherboards whose chipsets do not have Vista drivers (most nVidia nForce2 based motherboards are among the infamously unsupported).

If your system was thoroughly infected before the Vista install, did you secure-erase the hard drive, and did you scan the motherboard Bios for malware? (most antivirus programs scan for Bios infections by default nowadays). If you didn't take these precautions, you may want to secure-erase the drive & scan the Bios before proceeding to your next steps. You can scan the drive and the Bios by using a bootable CD that contains an up-to-date antimalware tools ( such as an 'UltimateBootCD' --- http:/www.ultimatebootcd.com --- or an 'UltimateBootCD for Windows' --- http://www.ubcd4win.com/ --- ). Secure-erase tools are on the UBCD and UBCD4Win CDs, also.

If your PC is indeed Vista-compatible, you can simply erase everything & try again.

Or, if you believe the error is minor, you can try booting the system with the Vista DVD and try a Repair Rei... Read more

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After much searching for the "fix" I found out that the fix provided by Microsoft was for Windows VISTA---not Windows XP!! However after speaking to a tech from Microsoft--my problem with my screensavers is now FIXED! And I would like to type instructions for anyone who has the same problem as I had--the fix is easy enough for a novice to do! Here goes:

Go to "RUN" command
Go to STARTUP tab
Look at your startup programs to see if you have any of the following listed! If you do--and they have a check mark in the box--uncheck it!

I only had the 1st program and when it was unchecked and I closed out of MSCONFIG I had to reboot my computer. After that I went to my screensaver control (which had been somehow set back to "NONE"---picked a screensaver and put in a time of 1 minute. And LO AND BEHOLD---my screensaver came on! HURRAY! Its not a big problem--but I have some savers that I love to watch! And it just annoyed me that I couldnt have a wireless mouse and screensavers on the same computer!

SO--I hope this might help anyone with the same problem--without having to call Microsoft - who, at first, almost wanted me to pay a fee to talk to someone! I didnt--and because this is a Microsoft problem--didnt think I should have had to!

So--good luck to everyone! And thanks!


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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 12:34:00 PM, on 5/5/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)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\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\keyhook.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\Softwin\BitDefender8\bdnagent.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exeC:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exeC:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exeC:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\... Read more

A:My Computer Is Running Slowly And Games Arent Working Really

Howdy Squidmonkey,No infection showing here. Your log shows you have both BitDefender and AntiVir - having two antivirus software on one system can cause slowdowns and conflicts. You really should choose and uninstall one of those. You also have part of the older Ewido AntiSpyware running - this has been replaced by the AVG version, so here you may want to remove Ewido through Add/Remove Programs. Unless you have experienced alerts for specific infections, you might consider posting a new request in the BleepingComputer Windows XP Home and Professional forum for some advice on the problems.

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I reinstalled Win7 before some months and I needed to install new drivers since the old ones were deleted but now I cant find the right ones, im searching one where I can use the sound buttons AND includes a UltraNav page for the mouse!

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hey, im haveing a weird problem with my speakers. the other day i started playing music and it sounds like the computer is lagging really bad. i closed some programs and and waited a min, and hit play again and the music still sounded like it was lagging. task manager didnt show anything that was taking up alot of memory. the computer itself is not lagging, just my sound lol. any ideas on what this might be? i tried headphones and it does the same thing on those.... thanks alot!

A:Solved: No Sound!!!! laptop speakers arent working right...

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Well when i try to open command prompt it says its being used by another program and when i try to open task manager it just simply doesnt load, any ideas?, thanks in advance

A:Command Prompt and Task Manager arent working

Sounds like a bad windows to me. Try running windows repair from the cd.

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hi all.
I have a few pictures which I want to deal with using the "blending options" feature (right clicking on the marquee tools).

I would like to know if I could somehow save or transfer the settings or configuration of the effects in blending options to the other pictures so that I wont have to go through the hassle of remembering and reconfiguring the settings in every picture.

it would be easier if I could just save the settings or somehow duplicate them to other files.

thank you for your help

A:blending options in photoshop CS

that is called actions. you can save a action and use it on different picture.
you can find how to do it looking here

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Hey guys!

Well I usually just read through forums and manage to fix any problems I might have "by myself" but I just ran out of ideas.

As the title suggest, since last week I started to randomly get this freezes, At the beggining I thought it was the game I was playing, But now I can't even write this post without the pc freezing (Just tried to run aida64 to get a report and it crashed).

Even trying to browse any web with flash, or just changing tabs is agony, Slows and crashes.

I want to beleive that I have a decent setup (see below). At this moment with chrome and aida running my cpu usage is about 3% and about 40% of phymem. But inexplicably, for me at least, my pc struggles just to open the task manager (20 secs from crtl-alt-tab to screen), Feels like a bottleneck, it gets really slow, then normal, then freeze and back to normal( that if I dont give up and reboot).

Things I've done so far:

Antivirus (avast): Nothing found.
Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes): Nothing found.
Cleaned registry with cccleaner and all the extras.
Ran tuneup utils with all the shebangs (HD check, Defragged a while ago) (been waiting around a minute for it to open to check the actual name of the things I did, Nothing happens. =S)
Windows Memory Check: Nothing found
Cleaned startup from non essential programs.
Updated windows.
Cleaned up fans (Filters, inside dust free)

I'm leaving something but my memory fails.

Random Info:

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A:Ran out of options, Pc Slows and freezes constantly with no apparent reason.

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So, here's the specs:

PC: Dell Studio XPS 1640
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670
Application: Photoshop CS5 64bit
Windows: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, SP1

Here's the issue:
I cannot use certain plugin's on Photoshop. The error I get for one in particular (OnOne) is " Phototools requires a video card that supports OpenGL 2.0 or greater "

In Photoshop CS5 I get this error under the Edit>Preferences>Performance Options>GPU Settings menu ; " No GPU Options Available With Photoshop Standard "

What I know about this error so far is it's a general error and 90 percent of the time it means there is an issue with the graphics card or the driver. I read this on an adobe forum as well as the quote below..
If OpenGL and 3D are grayed out - then the card or driver do not support the necessary features.Click to expand...

Another Adobe quote to clarify the error:
Unfortunately the wording in the performance preference needs rework. There is already a bug logged, but it was found too late for changes to be made.

There is no Photoshop Standard, just Photoshop and Photoshop Extended. It also fails to clearly note the condition. I apologize for the confusion it has caused. Photoshop and Photoshop Extended both support GPU acceleration features for supported cards.

The intention was to communicate that under the current conditions Photoshop can not enable any GL drawing features. Click to expand...

As far as the graphics card ... Read more

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OK i delted the rundll32.exe file and i have no system restore dates avalible and no windows cd i am running a xp

A:OK i somehow deleted a "rundll32.exe" file and programs arent working help

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First of all, id like to say that my internet works perfectly and firefox is a 100 times better than ie7, but i need ie for several games.

So, when i open IE7, it just says 'Internet Explorer Cannot Display This Page'
my internet is fine, and whats more wierd is that IE7 works on my guest account. I might have tampered with the hosts file (maybeee, i forgot if it was this computer).

My computer is Windows Xp and SP3. The only reason i got SP3 was to try out IE8, which i found was crappy and isnt compatible with the games that needed IE7 ( ie7 worked before this SP3 ****). Naturally, i removed IE8 and tried removing SP3. I went to add/delete [show updates] and took SP3 out, and it still says Sp3 on my system info thing.

EDIT: double ew.... i tried making a new account on the same computer and hauling all the crap over, but i cant seem to type/click in 'Type a name for a new account window'.... ugh after 3 seconds of clicking i get this 'User Accounts' - [UNSPECIFIED ERROR]. i click okay, then this 'User Accounts' - [Object doesn't support this property or method].

double help?

A:IE7 not working for no reason

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I've been getting this error "The following message could not be delivered to all recipients" when sending messages over MSN - Windows Live.

I signed into my other account, and same issue with all contacts. I then tried sending a message over meebo.com, and the messages still aren't sending. I tried a different computer on the same network and the messages aren't going through there either. What's going on with my network? I rebooted my modem and router and still with the same isue,

Whats going on?

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I was actually staring at the working and functioning desktop, which i just started up and hadn't touched, then left while it slowly pulled itself together, came back and it had restarted itself displaying the message at the dos thing "can not load operating system" or something like that.

It won't let me install windows again without destroying my entire harddrive. I tried to repair the OS. basically what it says is "Hi this is the repair recovery bla bla bla! we will now do nothing! restart your computer!"

A:OS stops working for no reason

actually, to install it wants to format a partition. I dont like the word format, but what is a partition?

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I have a Compaq Presario laptop. I bought it exactly one year ago. It works fine, but today I tried to put in a music CD and it started skipping like crazy. The weird thing is all audio on the computer is fine. I can listen to any of the music on my computer and it works fine. The only real difference is that I was really traveling with it on a plane. It didn't really go through any huge vibrations, but that's the only cause of anything I could think of.
Any ideas? Maybe it's a driver problem?
Thanks guys, I appreciate it.

A:cd drive not working for some reason

You may just need to go to Walmart, Radio Shack ext.. and buy a CD ROM cleaning CD kit Or if its a DVD you will need to get a DVD cleaning kit. (Just a CD with a special cleaning tool on it to clean the laser lens) not very expensive at all.

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Hi, i am using Esperanza Titanum Ranger TK105 which has some multimedia buttons. They worked fine with Winamp until i tested a keyboard for my friend, Esperanza Dallas. It had more multimedia buttons than mine, and they worked fine too. Then Windows Update said to install some HID Drivers, and i tried to install them and boom. The button stopped working. The button i use the most.

nd i don't know how to fix it. I tried everything. Uninstalling drivers, replugging the keyboard, everything works except tis one GODDAMN BUTTON.

The driver it told me to install was LifeWorks Technology Group LLC - Input - USB Human Interface Device.

So, can anyone help me?

A:Multimedia key stopped working for some reason


Have you tried reinstall the software that came with the keyboard.

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I have to keep installing my audio driver Realtek AC97 audio driver , every time, everytime I watch a dvx or other videos, after that, for no reasons, the audio stops working, as if there was no more driver, then i install it again, i restart the pc and it works.

what could it be?


A:my audio stops working without reason!

make sure you have the newest winodws updates.

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I installed reason5 & record 1.5 on my hp desktop computer but for some reason it won't read my sound card. I adjusted all the settings correctly but it still will only give me output channels and no input so I am not able to use the record part of
the program only reason? What should I do? upgrade to windows 10? I have tried everything and I am running out of solutions right now? Help me please somebody!!!!

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Ok, I have been reading other posts about no sound, and I don't understand any of it!! I am totally without computer hardware smarts. here's my problem, my speakers don't work at all! if I turn up the volume, I can hear static. I have checked and everything is connected, all the volume control programs are not muted. I turned my computer on the other day and there just wasn't any volume at all. please keep in mind I understand nothing about computers really except how to turn it on, and use the basic programs!! thanks for any help you may give!

A:sound stopped working. no reason

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Hi All!
My husband and I have 2 computers going through verizon wireless. His computer (which I am on now) is doing great but my computer isnt. Earlier today I turned my computer on, checked my email and then started playing one of my games. I had to stop playing the game for a few minutes because friend needed help with something. When I tried to get back into it not only could I not play the game but I cant even get into wordpad. When I try to get on internet explorer the window pops up for a sec then it vanishes. No matter what icon short cut I click on nothing happens. I tried clicking ctrl-alt-delete and not even that window will come up. I disconnected both my computer and verizon wireless, waited about 5 minutes and turned them both on and still nothing. My computer is a Windows Explorer XP. Can anyone please help me?? Thank you so much for your time!

A:Help My Computer Just Stopped Working For Some Reason

Okay I guess I will try this on a different thread.

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Hello to all on this forum,

Some time ago I restored system and after doing that some of the programs, like Autocad, Livemail, and some other .exe do not launch. It's just said 'program has stopped working and will be closed'.

If it's about Live Mail, I tried almost everyghing - sfc /scannow, I tried repairing it, uninstalling, deleting the file where the accounts are stored and so on. I searched internet over three days and tried all given solutions but none of them worked and since then I've started to think that this might not be the problem of Live Mail itself but rather a system problem.

My question is, is it worth trying to repair it in some way that only You guys might know or it's better to reinstall windows using this upgrade option - as far as I know all programs should stay as they are, correct me if I'm wrong, it's important to me. I've got so many graphic programs that I'd rather avoid reinstalling anything.

Thanks for all help!

A:Many programs 'stopped working' - what's the reason

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Have you tried scanning for malware?

Hope this helps,


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I had a homegroup on my network, composed of one desktop computer and 4 laptops (I'll call them Desktop, H, D, M and K for clarity). For a few weeks, everything was working fine.

However, today I was on K and it was for some reason unable to connect to any of the other computers. I ran the HG troubleshooter, which didn't help whatsoever, then left and rejoined the homegroup. Now K and Desktop could both see each other, and Desktop could access all of K's shared folders, but K could only see Desktop's libraries and not access them. The library icons looked like this (link) and when I click on them nothing happens. K had full access to all the folders on H, but couldn't see M or G at all.

Frustrated, I had every computer leave the homegroup and started a new one on Desktop. Or, I tried. On M, it said "Windows was unable to remove you from the homegroup" with no further explanation as to why.

So now, Desktop, K, G and H are all on the same, brand new homegroup.
Desktop and G have full access to all the other computers and their files, no problem.
K has full access to H, but has the same problem as before when trying to access Desktop, with the folders visible but somehow inaccessible. K can't see G at all.
H has full access to G, and can see Desktop and K and their folders, but can't open any of them.
M is still stuck in the old homegroup, and can't leave for some reason.

I've run the HG troubleshooter on all of them, and had them all leave and rejoin the current h... Read more

A:HG Sharing not working for no apparent reason

You might want to try going through this Homegroup trouble shooting list to see if you have everything set up correctly.

It's also important to realize that you need to share some of your Homegroup folders in order for your machine to appear in the Homegroup of other machines, the picture below shows the correct permissions for this.

Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues

For the can't leave the Homegroup problem you need to perform the following procedure on the machine with the problem.

The fix seems to be Deleting the file idstore.sst under C:\windows\serviceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking

You may need to go back into services and enable Peernetworking again after the fix. Don't forget to restart all machines after the fix.

You should be able to leave the homegroup after that.

As for the other problems with shares disappearing, which A/V software do you have installed?

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Hello, my Internet Connection Sharing was working fine for like a week until it stopped working for no apparent reason. I've tried many solutions like enabling the services needed to start ICS but same result. I'm also using VPN that I share with the connection but I tried sharing even without it and it doesn't work either. My ipconfig /all result:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : pv-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No


Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : ***
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82578DC Gigabit Network Connect
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-27-0E-1A-4A-20
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:b2d0:a5e4:17:5937:873a:79f4:fc87(Pr
Site-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fec0::17:5937:873a:79f4:fc87%2(Preferred

Temporary IP... Read more

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Hey guys, so I am trying to install windows 7 onto my laptop. It's a Toshiba satellite. anyways, first, the install windows...window, tells me it can't be installed to this disk.

Clicking show details, it says "This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu.".


So first, how do I "ensure" that? The next step i was going to take was adding a partition...because the disk, somehow, doesn't have any.

I...don't know how to do that, so there's that too.

anyone else have this problem?? ANY help would be wildly appreciated!

A:Windows 7 installation not working, for some reason

Welcome to Sevenforums.

And you are trying to install to what ?

Fill in those system specs to the best of your ability.


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So here's the deal. My PC has suddenly stopped being able to access the wireless internet we have because it doesn't seem to have an IP address anymore. My other computer, connected to the same router, works fine. Apparently its IP address is, which seems to be the problem. When I go into the command prompt box and type ipconfic /all, it says "IP routing enabled... No" and "WINS proxy enabled... No" as well as "Media state... media disconnected". I don't know if the first two have any significance, but here is a list of things I have tried so far:
Reinstalling updated versions of the driver for the wireless adapter
Unplugging everything and plugging it back in again
Going run> cmd> ipconfig /release> ipconfig /renew
Using the windows wireless connection thingy instead of the branded one
Plus a bunch of other things.
I would reset the router, but I don't have and don't know how to get all the information I need to do that...
Anyone know how I can fix this problem? Without resetting the router?
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Solved: IP address not working for some reason

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Hi, my name's Pedro and I have a BSOD for the first time with windows 10.
It was when I was working with my keyboard (attached via USB) and my Laptop Dell using a DAW from Propellerheads (Reason). This is a kind of work I've been doing a long time with Windows 10, with no problem.

I had problems with KB3194496, but I get it solved by doing an updating using the MCTool and the option Upgrade this PC now.
After this, I installed build 14931 and everything worked fine. One day after I was working like I said above and the crash has sudden happened.
After the crash (few seconds...), Windows back to desktop and things came to normality and I could continue to work. A dump file was generated, but I am still trying to understanding it using WinDbg.

Any help or information would be very good.

I am attaching to this the zip file generated by your inspection script file.

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