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Sometimes my printer messes up

Q: Sometimes my printer messes up

I don't know what else to call it.

It's a Canon BJC-250, I've had it 4 years, (this is the 2nd PC it's used with) and it's occasionally done this. Can't seem to pinpoint when and why.

Every now and then, usually in the middle of printing, but then for awhile after when I try and continue it, it only prints a few little meaningless symbols in the upper left corner or along the top, then rolls the paper through.

I go in to the printer (it still shows what's left of the print job, or the new one starting) and cancel it and start again, and it does it again.

Later, the printer seems to work okay again.

I was just printing 8 pages (it usually prints much more, but I don't usually print things that have too many pages) on the last page it stopped. Said there was a problem and did I want to retry or cancel? I kept retrying and pushing the reset on the printer, and it kept printing out the symbols on top.

I cancelled it and highlighted what I had left and tried to print it (selection) which was only 1/2 a page and it kept doing it. I tried copy pasting it in WordPad (instead of WORD2000 where I had it) and it did the same. (WordPad doesn't have so much, and sometimes it works better).

I saved the 8 pages in WORD and probably later will be able to print the last 1/2 page.

But, just wondered once and for all why it does this?

This is WIN 98 SE (the first PC I had with the printer was WIN 98)

Not really sure if this is a WIN problem, or hardware or what? It seems to be the computer and not the actual printer.


Preferred Solution: Sometimes my printer messes up

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A: Sometimes my printer messes up

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Hi, I ran the tool in SuperAntiSpyware that's circled in red in the first attachment below, and one of the things that it detected was the "Application" highlighted in the second attachment, I don't know what that means. Is there any way I could figure out what it's referring to?

Thank you in advance!

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I have a guy that used to work at my company install more ram memory on my computer. He said he would also put XP Pro on it...I told him I liked Home but he said I could have both and it would work better and faster for me. He assured me it would do no damage, but it has or maybe just messed things up. I turn on and pick which I want then in Home nothign works...not my favs, not typing a site in go line not clicking on links...I get a message Application not available. I have done a restore to yesterday on it but it didn't help.

Can I uninstall pro and not lose any info and is it easy enough for an old lady that knows little about puters to do?

Is there anyone that I can get to help me or do it for me thru remote assistant? Please help, I am handicapped and work from home online and need my puter working right for me.:

A:XP PRO messes up XP HOME...help.

unless that guy gave you a legal xp pro cd, you have an illegal operating system on your computer. That guy need to be shot if thats the case.

Did he partition a drive to install xp pro? or was it installed on a second drive on your computer? does the nonworking application work in pro? Finally do you have a xp cd or recovery cd for home?

Basically all you need to do is to format the partition/drive that xp pro was installed on to get rid of it - start xp home, go to my computer, highlight and rightclick the drive xp pro is on, then click on format. Finally insert your xp home cd and boot to the recovery console. Once there just type fixmbr and it should take care of your dual boot screen.

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The sound on my computer crackles/slows down with varying intervals of a few minutes. I's all the sound: playing music in iTunes, Windows Media Player or streaming from the the net, using FL Studio and when gaming. I have a new computer with Vista and the Sound Blaster X-Fi.

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While playing Battlefield 2142, my audio on the headset (Cyber Acoustics?) began to mess up

Now I have low sound even at maximum volume, and when I play music it fades in and out, making strange changes. However when I change to balance to one side it works perfectly, and if I do a speaker test it sounds fine. Earlier I listened to my speakers (Realtek) and they were fine, but later on they started to have the same effect.
I temporarily fixed both headset and speakers by rolling back my sound drivers and restarting the computer. But right now only my speakers are good. Now when I play music on my headset, it switches from bad to good quality. I'm not sure if the game had anything to do with it.

A:Sound messes up


Try reinstalling your motherboard chipset driver...rebooting and then reinstaling the sound driver

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I have aol 9.0 and so far it is a horror. It freezes when it is not lurching, and this happens every time I employ it. Am I the only one having repeated, continual problems with this program? Is it something I did or said? Did I install a lemon? Somebody tell me: am I the only one suffering these problems with aol? I'm sending this by old reliable aol 8.0 'cause 9.0 is breaking my heart.

A:AOL 9.0 OPTIMIZED-Am I the only one it messes with?

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please link a decent program like tor in this link also please pm me and il send u my email so you can email me tor please

i need a tor alternative basically

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Don't really get what the issue is? Why can't you use tor? What does the notification say when you try to use tor?

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Hi. i know this is a issue you guys have come across allot and ive checkt the stickys and allot around first but i havent seen anyonces descitption of what i have =/.
Thing happend around 2 mounths ago but i just restarted windows a few times and i got sound back. but i had it in my head all the time its time for a serious Formation and reinstallation. when im done with installation i have around 8 hours of sound then its gone =/. and heres more it likes to mess around with me..

So when i turn off my comp for more then 4 hours i get sound back what ever i did on it earlier.
If i get booted with a red X on my speaker by the winclock i have too uninstall realtek r2.64(will get soon why 2.64) uninstall the high Def controller in device manager. install drivers again and search for devices in that darn manager.
IF windows dosent find HD audio bus i have too go in too propetis on high def controller in D/M and klick update drivers and then the option i want too witch chouse driver, after klicking next and installing same drivers windows updater just did IT find the audio bus...

So once it finds the audio bus i have moustly around 1-2 min of sound and then it goes silent but the Vu in backplay devices and winamps vu jumps up and down toogether.. at this point ive tryed to repeat my process of installing and uninstalling but thats work up a horse'S A. it does nothing =/. so reboot it is and redo.

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A:Win 7 messes around with the soundcard=/

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Well, it sounds (no pun intended) like a driver problem.

Can you go into Device Manager, expand Sound, video and game controllers, then use the Snipping tool to take a screenshot and post it on here similar to below:

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I have these 2 files I can't delete.
Prev I had about 15 I couldn't delete, but finally I was able to delete those through command prompt, and restarting, etc.
These 2 files [ mkv and avi ] will NOT delete at all. Also once I try to delete you will have a screen come up that says "Identify item -- Recycling" But it doesn't work and when you do that it takes the normal look of the download//the faves etc off by making a magnifying glass on all 3 and move around in a circle like its searching.

I have tried command prompt, deleting and re-adding explorer.exe, system restore, clearing cache and restarting, right click delete, clicking the delete button, pulling it to the recycle bind. I still haven't gotten them to delete at all.

My comp is a new one about a month old its Alienware, Core i5, Windows 7, Intel. M14X.
I'm not sure how to get on safe mode in this F5 and F8 is suppose to take you to safe mode I am told, but it does not take mine to safe mode at all.

A:File Won't Delete Messes Up

As soon as you power up, just keep tapping F8. If it doesn't work, same using F5. I know you've tried this, but it should work. If still no luck try a few of the diagnostics at boot-up.

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Hi. After Ex-ing out of MyIdentityDefender (because I did not like it) my internet explorer will now answer "no such address" to any suggestive word I type in. The only way it will do anything is if I type in an actual website, it will go there, but I want to be able to type in the suggestive words to see what comes up. How do I get I.E. back to normal?

A:Ex-ing out of MyIdentity Defender messes up I.E.

Reply to what? my own question?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7500U CPU @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 142 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16300 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 620, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 117 GB (14 GB Free); D: 918 GB (149 GB Free); E: 12 GB (1 GB Free); G: 0 GB (0 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP, 83A4
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Hello yall, I'm having a very annoying issue with this now. I noticed that the Ctrl+Alt+B key does something to the volume, it seems to toggle it between two states, one of which is louder and one of which is way softer (that's about as specific as I can get) which is quite annoying because I'm using this series of keys for a different purpose. I tried searching the internet but found absolutely nothing on this - any help?

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A couple of weeks ago I developed a problem on my computer at work. This all happened after the IT department switched us from Lotus Notes to Outlook for e-mail. Wordís Normal.dot file would reset itself every day so that all my macros disappeared. Iíve had to import my backup copy several times now when all my macros have vanished at startup. After the first week or two, instead of automatically erasing Normal.dot, Word started giving me a message when I start it that thereís a problem and do I want to create a new Normal.dot, to which I say No, and it all seems fine. The IT department doesnít know why this happened nor do they particularly care, which is why Iíve come here for help.

Iíve found that if I start Word first, Normal.dot works fine and there are no error messages. If I start Outlook first, when I open Word I get an error message that somethingís wrong with Normal.dot and do I want to make a new one. If I compose an e-mail in Outlook before opening Word on its own, Normal.dot is erased and all my macros disappear. Obviously, Outlook is doing something. Iíd like to make it stop. Iíve looked for settings but canít find any that seem to indicate a preference for overwriting Normal.dot. Iíve come to prefer using Word as my e-mail editor, since I can use my macros and Autocorrect, which saves time. Despite having the ďuse autocorrect when Word isnít the e-mail editorĒ option checked, Outlook wonít actually use my autocorrect settings (Access does use t... Read more

A:outlook messes up normal.dot

The more I looked around on the net for anything relating to the problem of "Outlook corrupts normal dot" the more information I found on viruses. Have you considered that possibility?

Have you tried deleting the normal.dot you have with all your macros and then running Outlook and then trying Word? If things work correctly doing that, then look to your copy of normal.dot as the culprit rather than Outlook.

It's a place to start, anyway.

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So i recently downloaded hamachi on my laptop and my desktop. At first it was working fine and there were no problems. Now the hamachi network connection combines with my network 2Wire707,disables internet access, and makes it local only. When I disable the hamachi network connection, the internet comes back on. This is an on and off thing, sometimes the wireless and hamachi will work with each other but at other times it just doesnt work at all. When it doesnt work, windows offers the solution of rebooting the router, disabling hamachi, or renewing the ip for hamachi. Rebooting works temporarily but the problem eventually occurs again, disabling isnt what im going for, and renewing the ip does absolutely nothing. My wireless connection type is WPA-Personal and my signal is strong. If theres any other information that you need just ask. Thanks!

A:Hamachi messes with my wireless

Im running windows vista and am also hosting the hamachi server i am connected to on my desktop which is wired to an at&t tv box.

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This is NOT a request for help, but more along the lines of a guide.
OK, here's the situation:
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H rev1.1 mobo
Intel i7-3770 (not -K) CPU
32GB Kingston Black 1600 RAM
Antec EA650 PSU
Antec Easy-SATA disk adapter for boot disk
The problem:
I have several different boot disks that can be plugged into the Antec adapter, allowing me to change OSs easily. My data disk (D) is also in an Antec adapter, so that can be changed too. The data disk is formatted in NTFS by Win 7.
I started with a fresh disk, and clean installed Win 8.0 when it came out. This was done with the data disk unplugged. I then switched back to the win 7 disk, rebooted, and got on with business as usual. No problems with the Win 8 installation, BTW.
A few weeks later I started playing with Win 8. I plugged in the Win 8 disk, leaving the data disk in, and rebooted to start Win 8. I allowed some updates then started the process of integrating the data files on D into Win 8. When this was complete, I shut down and switched the boot disk back to Win 7 to get some work done.
Upon restart of Win 7, chkdsk went nuts trying to "fix" the data disk. After about 200,000 errors, I finally gave up and rebuilt the disk. ARGGHHH!
It turns out I did some things wrong - NONE of which were pointed out by Microsoft - ANYWHERE. First, I did a clean install of Win 8. In and of itself this is not a problem. It only becomes a problem if Win 7 or... Read more

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I have FF 3.0.11 and have about 25 bookmarks. It has been working fine. Tonight, I see a little "Yellow exclamation" symbol below on the bottom so I do a Microsoft update. I guess I was installing IE 8.0. But I canceled half way through the download so it never finished.

When I opened up FF, all my bookmarks were gone. They were there 5 minutes ago. I can't go back and do a restore so I just did a fresh Uninstall/Install then it showed up again.

I'm pretty PO'ed that I spent 15 minutes redoing the process again because of this update.

Is this a common occurrence?

A:Microsoft Messes up my Firefox


Originally Posted by blackbeagle

I have FF 3.0.11 and have about 25 bookmarks. It has been working fine. Tonight, I see a little "Yellow exclamation" symbol below on the bottom so I do a Microsoft update. I guess I was installing IE 8.0. But I canceled half way through the download so it never finished.

When I opened up FF, all my bookmarks were gone. They were there 5 minutes ago. I can't go back and do a restore so I just did a fresh Uninstall/Install then it showed up again.

I'm pretty PO'ed that I spent 15 minutes redoing the process again because of this update.

Is this a common occurrence?

You sure it was a MS update blackbeagle? I've never seen that description (Yellow Exclamation) of an MS auto update before.

It could have been an update for Firefox and by cancelling it before finishing you could have corrupted something.

Put the 15 minutes down to the learning curve and now you got the bookmarks back, don't fix what ain't broken!!

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please excuse my grammar right now because that is the problem. for some reason i think a virus has messed with my keys and i am unable to use shift or alt.

whenever i use shift its almost like they are being clicked at the same time. for example if i hold shift the underlines will appear in file, edit notepad. i cant use capitals at all and i know the keys haven't been swapped around because i tried using alt and that does not work either.

i have also tried going into language in control panel tried changing languages, moving one from the bottom to top and i tried all that and still get the same result.

i also tried restoring to a previous date and that did not work either, but i was not able to go very far back unfortunately which is possible that this error was occuring then i just did not realize

anyway if you have any ideas please let me know, i appreciate it

thank you

A:virus that messes with keys

no one seems to know, well i found out that my shift key i think has become my alt key. whenever i click shift it is an alt, so is there anyone that has any ideas

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After a lot of headaches I isolated the problem, both the integrated graphics card and the wlan driver stop working correctly (cant use aero and cant find/connect any wlan) after I install .net framework 4.6.2.

I tried uninstalling it and setting "OnlyUseLatestCLR" reg key to 0 or to 1 but none worked, the only solution I can come up is formatting, but while I can do it now, it might be very inconvenient in the future if I encoutner this problem again, so I would like to solve it properly. If possible having net 4.6.2 installed, but if not I could live with it.

Im using W7 SP1 x64 with the latest updates and used Driver Booster and Driver Talent to get the latest drivers. I emphasize again that they work correctly JUST until I install net 4.6.2.

Could you help me?


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I installed W8 on a separate drive from my W7. W7 works fine. W8 appears to work fine.
HOWEVER, when both drives r connected to the system at the same time and I try to boot W8 the W7 drive gets corrupted such that the next time W7 is booted it must run CHKDSK.
I did this on both a laptop and a desktop and get the same results.

any ideas why?

A:W8 messes up another connected drive

Win8 hybrid boot/fast start feature does that to other partitions that are visible to it. Disable that feature in Win8 or "hide" the Win7 OS partition from Win8

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How fun. Earlier this week, my state experienced some severe weather which ended with a tree on our street falling and the power going out all day. It took a bit longer after that for our cable services to be restored - internet included. Ever since then, my computer in particular seems to be screwing things up for everyone else. When my computer is shut off, every other computer (one laptop, two desktops) in the house has been able to connect to the internet and maintain that connection all day. However, as soon as mine connects, the connection dies within minutes - for everyone.

I thought it could be an IP conflict but every machine in the house is set to obtain their IP automatically.

Interestingly enough, when the XBOX 360 is bridged through my computer it (the xbox) also maintains a connection, albeit a slower one.

I have spent all day trying to figure out what is going on to no avail. I have reset both the router and modem, including hard resets, and I've pinged and pinged and pinged. The same thing seems to happen regardless of whether I am using a wired or wireless connection. Here's what I have:

Computer model is HP DV6838nr.
Modem is Toshiba DAZ8821F.
Router is Linksys wrt54g v5.
I am running Windows 7 Ultimate.
I am using Firefox but have also tried Opera with the same results.

+ Computer has been showing a successful connection in the Network and Sharing Center even when websites fail to load and the connection has gone down for others.

+ Whe... Read more

A:Solved: My computer messes it up for everyone else...

Make sure you have the latest firmware on the router; then reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure it.

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Hey guys i am new to the forum!
For a couple of days I've been using a slicer icon pack for iconpackager then i decided that
i want to go back to default icons, but each time I click default windows icon pack it does not work there is still some icons still applied I have tried to reboot, clear icon cache system restore sfc /scannow still not working. So after trying all of them i decided to check if imagres.dll was the problem i opened up ResHacker and when into system32 and clicked on imagres.dll and I saw that there was Slicer Icons left instead of Windows 7 icons. So could someone could just upload there default Imagres.dll and I could replace it.
Please and Thank You! I have tried fixing for 3 days still no luck
And Here are some screen shots:


A:IconPackager Messes Up My Imagres.dll

Welcome to the forums ... and nice username

Do you still have Iconpackager installed? Select the default icon theme, and uninstall it . And then see post 4 and post 5 of the thread Help! - How do i restore default icons? .

Post 5 is much easier option, IMO .

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Hello everyone, I seem to have some sort of a bugger.

I started noticing it when my homepage in IE changed to www.radzservices.blogspot.com and the window name of IE changed to Radz Servies and Internet Cafe.
Also found two .vbs files in my harddrives: Radz_Services.vbs and (hidden) ntidr.vbs.

I hate it.

Anyway, here's the HJT log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:14:54 PM, on 9/23/2008
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\AccessDirect\dadapp.exe
C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\AccessDirect\DadTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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hello everyone. recently i installed xp on an old computer, and it was working fine for about a week with normal usage. it was a modded version called xp essential 2, with themes and programs pre installed. currently, this same xp is installed on 5 other old computers working without a hitch.

here are the computer specs:
processor: pentium III-S tualatin 1400MHz
ram: 512MB
mobo: qdi advance 10t
graphics: nvidia riva tnt2 model 64

now, here is the problem: after about a week, when you restart the computer, upon logon an error message pops up saying something about a missing shared dll file. click ok, it logs on fine. in the start menu, under "all programs" there is another folder called "programs", which is empty. before the problem occurred, you could mouse over this folder with no problem. after the error message, however, when you mouse over it, after the delay of them popping up, when the sub menu should show up, the computer just immediately shuts off with no warning, almost as if i unplugged it. i turned it back on, got the same error message, clicked ok, ran ccleaner registry scan and when it scanned activex and class issues, the computer would switch off, like before. i have reinstalled twice, but after the exact same amount of time, i get the same problem.

this problem turned up after i got a new processor for the computer. it originally had a celeron 1ghz (slow as hell), so it needed an upgrade. after i installed the n... Read more

A:XP install messes up after a week

We can't help you with illegal copies of XP. Please read our forum rules at the top of every page.

This post is closed.


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Hey guys. Um, not sure if this is a conversion problem or something, but whenever I download a movie, it is in an imesh medis form. Before I downloaded iMesh, it didnt do this, and I wanna know how to make it stop. I try to play them in other programs, like Windows Media and quicktime, but they fail. any thoughts or suggestions

A:imesh messes with videos

And when we DO open it in iMesh, it does play the sound, but not the video.... HELP!!!

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I am all up and running great. sorted out the memory issue that prevented me using my A7n8xDel gd and my Ti4200 at 8x.

Anyway why quite often when returning from screensaver or monitor turned off( 20mins setting) nothing else ever off. does the desktop stop about an inch from the left hand side.
To get it back I have to go to settings, change to another size then say no and the correct size comes back.

I have latest Nvidia 41.09 and iiyama vision master pro454 with correct driver.

Any Ideas.

A:Ti4200 messes up desktop

Please reply,
I have installed the latest video driver, yet on resume from sleep the screen has about 1 inch of black down the left hand side and to remove I have to change the screen size in settings and then let it go back to the correct setting.
Its a pain

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I'm using a software which requires to use the {} characters regularly.
With my keyboard setting (Hungarian) I can usually type these characters by pressing AltGr + B or N. However this software has hotkeys such as Ctrl + Alt + B or N and instead of the {} getting typed it just brings up the function the hotkey would!

Are there any ways to prevent AltGr from functioning as Ctrl+Alt too?

Please help!

Thanks in advance!

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When I use my TV Remote it'll make the "Device Connect/Disconnect" Sound. Is it because I'm using my Stereo as my audio device?

A:Tv Remote messes Windows 7 up

Quote: Originally Posted by EchoX860

When I use my TV Remote it'll make the "Device Connect/Disconnect" Sound. Is it because I'm using my Stereo as my audio device?

Could be many things, we need much more info on your system specs, etc

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I purchased, downloaded,burned to DVD. I put the dvd in my drive then when i booted to the installation screen. My screen messed up and when i moved my mouse it was like making a trail of pink,blue,green little error lines. I will update this thread when i take the picture of the installation screen later , i am not sure if i should post here but i really need help

A:Screen messes up when about to install on DVD

Try redownloading the setup D/L from the email link & remake are disc.

Originally Posted by Your Windows Store email

If you need to download Windows, write down your new product key and enter it here.

How to redownload your Windows 8 Upgrade setup D/L.

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After installing the latest version of Multiplugin (2.4.2), with the latest version of iTunes (7.5), I get an error message saying "The procedure entry point OpenServiceW could not be located in the dynamic link library MPlugin.dll"

I've tried deleting MPlugin.dll, which also creates an error (obviously) "The PRocedure entry point OpenServiceW could not be located in the dynamic link library MPlugin.dll"

What I am trying to achieve is make MultiPlugin work so that I can skin iTunes. If there's a better way to do this, I'd be very grateful.

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I installed the Sims 3 on my computer, started it and it crashed. The screen goes blank. My PC far exceeds the recommendations for playing the game. So I updated my graphics driver and installed the latest patch for the game. Still doesn't work. Not wanting to mess up the PC any more than I did, I uninstalled the game. It works on another PC with the same specs. Then I tried to play Fallout 3 on the PC which the Sims didn't work on. Fallout 3 previously worked on the PC on the highest graphics, now it crashes the same way the Sims did. Once again I patched the game and updated the drivers, but still nothing. Please can someone help me.

A:Sims 3 messes up my computer, please help

Like you said you updated the drivers. You may need to revert back to your old drivers for Fallout 3. I do know Sims 3 has caused a lot of problems for a lot of people. You should check the Sims 3 Community Forum or contact the Sims 3 Support. I am not a computer whiz but I hope this helps.

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i've had windows malfunctions in the past.
someone told me it was cuz i use chinese characters when i named folders and files (like music and movie files). and since i installed windows xp in english and use chinese characters in my files/folders naming, it messes up the system. so ever since then, i haven't named my files using chinese characters but it's so so inconvenient for me. and i decided to ask OTHER people who would know more...
so does using chinese characters for my the names of my files and folders "harm" my computer in any way?

thanks for any help!

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I have a widescreen monitor. I had some issues with my computer and had a tech guy look at it.

Everything is fine now, but my screen. It is not full screen, but it is cropped up. Meaning that my viewing of the internet is all cropped together.
Can someone me?

A:Tech guy messes up my screen. HELP!!!

Right-click anywhere on the desktop background and then choose Display Settings. What does it show for the resolution? Does it have (recommended) next to it? What about the orientation? This should be Landscape. Are you sure the correct drivers are loaded?

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I Keep Trying to add a new theme but every time I do it goes back to windows classic so I change it back to aero and I already had the universal patch updater and updated it all so now i'm a bit lost. Idk if i'm missing any files or not here are some pics of my themes and Personalization.

imgur: the simple image sharer

imgur: the simple image sharer
Please and Thank-you

A:My Windows Theme is messes up

Hi Classy Jester and welcome to WSF, have you tried downloading the same theme and comparing the files to see if you have anything missing.

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For the past few weeks, my computer has been freezing and messes up my monitor screen. When I turn it off by the power button, it goes off instantly. Also my mouse doesn't get messed up, just everything on the screen. I'm sick of my computer doing this, can anyone help me?

A:My computer freezes and messes up screen

Does it shutdown instantly when you press the button when running normal too?

Can you take a photo of that when it happens and post here?

Tried a clean startup? Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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I have a e-machine Pentium 3 6oo with 128 mb , and a Nvidia vanta riva TNT. When I play age of Empire rise of Rome my screen goes distorted and I have to press tab and ctrl to get out of the game and back in the game. Can anyone help me

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Users recommended to install the previous Skype version

Skype users have recently discovered a bug in the Windows version of the client that breaks down conversations and changes the order of the displayed messages.

Posts on Microsoft?s support forums for Skype reveal that a number of users running the latest version of the Skype for Windows client are seeing a bug that makes their last messages appear above the ones received from their contacts. Here?s how one of the users whose Skype install got impacted by the bug describes the situation:

Previous Version here: http://download.skype.com/msi/SkypeSetup_7.17.0.104.msi

Source: http://community.skype.com/t5/Window...up/m-p/4240807

A:Skype Bug Messes Up Conversations on Windows

ah its not just me then.

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Yesterday's Firefox Update has changed my ability to drag intact one of my 275 SF links from Bookmark's tab into a post here.

Before I could drag the Bookmark title and edit it just like the other text, only it was in blue. Now it immediately converts it to the URL so that I can't edit the link title until it is posted. And the link title is no longer my custom title but the one originally given the webpage.

Is it possible to roll back this update and skip it altogether?

A:Firefox update messes up my SF links

Roll it back as in uninstall FF13 and go back to 12? I don't see why not, unless I'm missing something here.


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Since the last update came down, my browser jumps whenever I touch the mouse. I'll go to click on a link and the wrong url comes up because the browser, or mouse, jumped. This will also happen when I just touch the mouse. It mostly happens opening a new page. After 2 jumps, it settles down.

Is there a cure for this? Not a show stopper but very annoying.


A:Latest Update messes up Firefox

Maybe just coincidence, but the same thing happened to me; except it didn't end with Firefox.
My mouse was double-clicking all over the place! "Annoying" wasn't a strong enough word.

I tried a different mouse and the problem went away.
It's weird that my mouse should give up the ghost at the same time I install the SP1 update, but that seems to be what happened.

I upgraded Firefox to their latest version 4 beta 12; it now seems to handle most of my add-ons.
Probably didn't have to do that, but since the mouse wasn't that old it didn't occur to me to check it right off.

Don't know if this any help to you, but you might try it?

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Hey guys,

When I type, sometimes, I hit my laptop's touchpad with my thumbs and it moves the mouse cursor and messes up my typing. I was wondering if these was a way to disable the touchpad whenever I have a USB mouse plugged in.


A:Laptop Touch Pad messes up Typing

Howdy joshjpang...

I don't know which laptop you have or if the BIOS supports disabling the touchpad or putting it in Auto mode, but you could do what I do sometimes and just tape a buisness card or piece of cardboard over the touch pad while using the USB Mouse...

Just a thought...

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It has come to my Attention that windows 8.1 is a fish. A rotted , disgusting fish that messes things up. First it managed to crash my Laptop when i tried to revert.Now , I didn't update to windows 8.1 and now its sending my Laptop into what i call Operating System Limbo. What it's doing.

- Failing my Hardrives

Thats about it so far.. not too much ... yet . But i think it'll be progressively worse.My keyboard driver is
messed up.My keys go in and out all the time.There's just no winning here.

A:Windows 8.1 Update Messes with the screen?Why?

go to your mfg's website and download the win 8.1 drivers - not all 8 drivers work with 8.1, you will also to continue to get the 8.1 update nag screen until you update

or your hard drive is actually failing.. And needs to be replaced..

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Norton doesn't seem to be eliminating everything, but it occasionally detects a Trojan. Spybot - Search and Destroy tells me that something is trying to alter the registry. I'm hoping the HijackThis log file shown below will help:

Thank you for any help you can offer in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1

Scan saved at 9:18:08 PM, on 5/6/2008

Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)

MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)

Running processes:











C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe

C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe

C:\Program Files\AlienGUIse\wbload.exe


C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe


C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe

C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe


C:\Program Files\Common Files\Ulead Systems\DVD\ULCDRSvr.exe

C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvMixer\NVMixerTray.exe

C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe

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A:Trojan - The kind that messes with computers!!

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We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link I'll give you 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.

You are using an outdated version of HijackThis. Please uninstall from Add/Remove programs, and delete your current version.

Next, download HijackThis to your desktop

Alternate link

Double-click on the file you just downloaded.
Click on the "Unzip" button to install. It will by default install to the directory - C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis

Upon install, HijackThis should open for you.

When it does, just close it, please. Next....

Please follow our 5 Step process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, please post the requested logs.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note o... Read more

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-it took me almost 30mins to type this thread with the one-screen keyboard, i really need your help!-

my problem started when i noticed that it appeared as if my CTRL button was being pressed down(when i wasnt touching it) while i was using my keyboard. so i googled the symptons and some forum told me to me to mess around in the Accessibility Options. the CTRL button lock problem is now gone, but now the Ctrl, shift, caps lock, Windows key, Esc, on the left side of the keyboard arent working! this also includes the spacebar and random alphabet keys.

Let me tell you what is checked in the Accessibility Options under the Keyboard tab.
Use Stickykeys is unchecked, under it's Settings; keyboard shortcuts is unchecked but everything under Options and Notifications is checked.

Filterkeys is unchecked but everything under it's Settings are checked, including ignore repeated keystrokes.

Togglekeys is also unchecked.

What do I do?! your guidance will mean so very much to me.

A:Accessibility Options messes up my Keyboard!

please, anyone at all?

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So i just got my new PC today and i just got windows 8 installed on it. when i used win + L to lock the screen all my keys started messing up. P constantly opened projector options and the narrator/text to speech voice kept coming up. everything just messes up and i need to restart my pc everytime i lock the screen. please help :S

A:Keyboard messes up after pressing winkey + L

hi, and welcome to eightforums , almost sounds to simple ,but any chance the Win key got stuck down

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Hi, lately whenever my computer does an automatic update, it makes my computer act funny.  The easiest way for me to know is my frequent websites page changes and clicking on it pulls up a new tab instead of staying in the same window.
My did a computer restore and it fixed it, but now the updates are coming daily.  It used to be occasionally.  I didn't change it, but I noticed it's now set to daily updates.  Yesterday I turned it off to never do any updates.
So I kept doing a computer restore each time it happened, so I was doing it daily.  The daily updates started either June 3rd or June 4th.  The last restore I did started giving me messages that things couldn't be found (dll directory, or something like that).
I ran a eset scan, but it didn't show any viruses or infections.  This is getting worse.
Also, the last update made it so that the AntiMalware Bytes couldn't be used.
Luckily I had an older restore point and put to that so my computer is working again, but it's just a temporary solution until the automatic update thing gets resolved.
This is Windows7 and I use IE.
Please let me know if any other information is needed.

A:Automatic updates messes up my computer

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Ant... Read more

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I have an HP 4310S Pro Book. The original adapter stopped working so I bought a class A adapter to save some money. I left it to charge in the room and when I came back after around 20 minutes, there was smoke and I could smell something burning. I found out that my laptop had stopped working and I couldnít turn it on anymore. When I removed my battery, I found that part of it has melted as well. The following day, I took my laptop to the service center, only to find out that my motherboard was burnt and the only remedy was to replace it.

So I went to the shop where I purchased the class A charger from and explained to them what had happened. I blamed their adapter for being responsible for spoiling my motherboard and asked them to shoulder the expenses. They said that it was a 50-50 scenario, that is, it would either be the adapter that spoiled the laptop or that the laptop spoiled the adapter. They agreed to pay for the repairs if I could produce a report from a service center wherein it specifically says that the adapter was responsible for my laptopís damage. When the service center published their report, they were only able to mention that it was only a possibility that the adapter was responsible here as the adapter wasnít working anymore when it was given to the service center. They said that they could not be 100% sure that the adapter was at fault since they do not have any basis to write that.

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A:class A charger messes the whole laptop

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Hi, I have windows XP. Windows told me I have an update .
It installs okay, but when I reboot my PC, it gets as far as the scrolling graph and stays there. I then Have to do system restore from safe mode.
This makes my Pc work, but then there is no update installed. Is there any way to install this without it messing up my computer?

A:Solved: Windows update messes up PC.

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Okay. Well, this isn't so much of a huge problem, but it's annoying. If I shut down my computer than start it up directly, it shows a black screen with my new graphic card's specs, and it just freezes and it won't boot up.(It's a Nvida). Anyway, I have to wait like a half hour+ before it works again. Can anyone help me?

A:Video card messes up start-up.

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