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SKYPE - testing Phone to computer and reverse

Q: SKYPE - testing Phone to computer and reverse

SKYPE needs an ID (usually a Microsoft ID). Now is there anyway I can test a connection from My computer to phone or the reverse. AS I have only a single Microsoft ID I can't test this -- I don't want to wait until I'm over at someone else's house to set this up. Is there a way you can test a SKYPE video call between your own laptop and your mobile - I just want to see if the video works both ways.


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A: SKYPE - testing Phone to computer and reverse

Not sure, is this what you are asking?
Skype Problems - How to Check Skype Quality

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How hard is it to share laptop wifi with phone? To boost signal

A:I've heard sharing phone wifi with computer but can you reverse that

Create an ad-hoc network, using the wireless nic, and connect the phone to it.

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We are going to upgrade from Skype for Business server 2015 to 2019.  Our reverse proxy is very old.  Any recommendations for what to use for a reverse proxy in the Skype for Business 2019 environment.

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Hi, I live in Uk & have noticed a useful internet feature available in most other countries, namely a reverse phone directory ie. if I know a phone number I can find out the owners name & address. But for some reason our rulers in Uk do not allow us to have this service here! What we do have is the normal phone directory available online & so I am wondering if anyone here knows of some way of downloading that & then reversing it?

A:reverse phone directory

No, there is no free UK reverse directory (or "criss-cross directory") on the net, as that would be illegal.

You may see on the web that 192.com can sell you a product called UK-Info Disk 2002 for £199, which does exactly that, but I did a search for that product, and the press release says that although you can do some reverse searches (like searching for a postcode, or house number):
"You canít enter somebodyís phone number and see their address, as this is illegal under the Data Protection Act."Click to expand...

Up until recently,a A German company called Topware were selling a disc containing British addresses searchable by phone number, but BT took legal action against them, and forced them to withdraw sales of the CD.


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Hi to all,

i need website free for reverse phone. I use www.whocall.biz and 411.com but not found number required.


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I may be being too paranoid - but then again . . .
I keep getting this call on my landline from a "Doctors Group" at 202-602-0147. I never pick it up and no one ever leaves a message. It's not the only spam phone call I get, of course. But this morning I thought I'd like to Google it and see what I could uncover. Long story short, a lot of the reverse lookup sites were unfamiliar to me. On one of them I entered the number in a box then clicked Search next to the box. A website for some publication came up, and I closed it - and then I looked at the URL and part of it was in (I think) Japanese and it was just strange-looking. I did a quick virus scan (Avast free version) and things looked okay.
But here's my conspiracy theory that came into my mind - what if this is all a big setup - because others on two or three sites who'd gotten calls from this number supposedly got people posing as the IRS instead of a "Doctors Group." What if the point is to get a person to go to some of these myriad reverse lookup websites and click on something (which I thought afterward, why did I do that so trustingly on an unfamiliar site? ) and when you click it would put a virus on your computer?
Like I said, this may not be a real scenario, but I would appreciate any feedback related to the topic of spam phone calls, what are trustworthy reverse-lookup sites vs. sketchy ones, etc. Thanks!

A:Should I beware of reverse phone lookup websites?

Keep in mind that it's trivial to "fake" a phone number on caller ID. A lot of spam callers will show up as real phone numbers, like US government agencies etc. Just my two cents.

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Does anyone know how to do a reverse lookup on a cell phone number?

A:Solved: Reverse lookup on Cell Phone?

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Anyone know of a free reverse cell phone lookup service that will actually lookup the persons name and information that comes from a received call? Or perhaps one that will also work with LAN lines?

I just received about 8 missed calls from some number and I want to find out who it is, so if anyone knows of a free website or such that works without paying the $4-$5 for the information like most of these places, then please let me know.

(Sorry if this is in the wrong location btw, wasn't sure where to put this.)


A:Free reverse phone number lookup website?

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the sound test is horrific and i actually purchased this notebook for skyping with doctors because i am ill. i cannot seem to figure out the issue. sound in other apps is ok. could someone please help?

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Desk top external speaker and headphone settings, testing sound, skype call all are going fine but media player playing time and start or shut down sound not playing. Please how could I solve this problem? Thanks

A:Desk top external speaker testing skype call all are ok but ...

Hi @ZrUlka,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. From your description it seems you are referring to an Acer system with the issue. With that in mind you may want to try out the Acer support site. Acer Worldwide Support - acer.com If on the other hand you are dealing with an HP system, then please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit? Please let me know how that works for you, and if it does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated.  

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Is it possible to use this VoIP phone with Skype


Please read the product information on this site because I thought you could only use these phones on broadband but apparently I am wrong and you can use them with a 56k modem. So who is wrong the manufacturers or me.


A:Can this phone be used with Skype

The link comes back as cannot find the page requested.

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Hi all
I had a box running XP with Skype running on it. I had the sound coming out of my speakers and for a mike I used a phone that plugged into a USB port. It worked perfectly and didn't require any setup to find the USB phone, I did have to tweak the sound settings because if I had the sound coming out of the phone earpiece then *all* the computer sounds came out of the phone so I had it set up that the phone was only a mike and the sound came out the speakers..
I have just got a new box running Win 7 plugging the phone into the Win 7 box it is not recognized as a phone or mike but the computer knows something has been plugged in. The phone itself has a red LED light that was on when used with my old XP but is off when plugged into the Win 7 box even though the USB is powered.
I have Skype set up on the Win 7 box and it's working apart from the mike input.
So how can I get it to recognize the phone/mike?
Thanks in advance

A:Skype and a USB phone on Win 7

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installed plug & play usb phone which is compatible w/skype.
my computer says it's installed.
i can't get it to dial and have to type in the # on my computer to call someone.
no problem, after connection is made, using the phone for speaking.
how do i get it to dial???????????
am posting this on software thread as well.

HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


A:usb phone & skype

Same issue here, I assume its a "hardware specific" issue and have never looked for a solution.

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Has anyone looked into this company and how good the phone service works??




A:Skype Phone Service

Doesn't look Free to me.SkypeIn pricesSkypeIn numbers are sold on a subscription basis:a 12 month subscription is ? 30 and 3 months is ? 10.SkypeOut.... a low cost way to make calls from Skype to friends who still use those traditional landlines or mobile phones. That means calling anyone, anywhere in the world at local rates. .... you can save up to 56% per minute compared with AT&T CallVantageSM. .... select the amount of credit you wish to add and make the payment with any major credit card. Switch back to Skype, enter a phone number, hit the big, green phone button and start talking. That?s all there is to it. When you run out of credits, it?s just a quick trip back to the account page to top up and you?re good to go again.

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Hi, can anyone help me to solve above issued , my Rockey( Taiwan Brand ) skype phone can't work in win7, i install the driver but skype keep on showing error.

A:skype phone can't work in win7

Quote: Originally Posted by evostormrider

Hi, can anyone help me to solve above issued , my Rockey( Taiwan Brand ) skype phone can't work in win7, i install the driver but skype keep on showing error.

Hi evostormrider, Welcome to SF,

Can you tell us what is the exact error message your getting ??

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New PC, new user of Vista...Intermittent sound from PC speaker & SKYPE phone; now only phone....Not even close, as a techie...
'Device Mgr's:...Realtek High Def. Audio & Philips VOIP080..
I noticed this a.m., Philips VOIP080 has taken over...Necessary to have two Mgr's?
I'm not sure what other info you need..
Thank you


A:Sound from PC heard on SKYPE phone only.

Go into control panel then sound and see if both are listed if they are select realtek and set that as default.

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We are renting a home in AZ for the winter. It has no landline so we use a Skype number and our laptop. We have had no problems with it in the past 2 years but a few months ago we got a new Dell laptop with Windows 8.1 installed. We can make a call on our Skype phone but we cannot answer a call. We hear the phone ringing but there is no button to press to answer. We checked online and many people are complaining about the same thing. We asked the agent who sold us the computer and he cannot help so.....does anyone know a solution? We cannot even receive voice messages, thank goodness we can retrieve them from the ipad.
Thank you in advance for any advice.

A:Solved: Windows 8.1 and Skype Phone

If you are using the Desktop application, which seems to be the same as for previous Windows versions, I cannot help as I don't have a Skype number and, hence, have never received calls.

If you are using the Store App I suggest that you download and install the Desktop Skype and try that (with the other App not running).

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Need driver for USRobotics skype dual phone model:9630c for OS Windows 7.
I look on official site USR.com but they have only for windows xp and vista.
I olso try put vista driver in windows 7 but did not work.

Please help me.

A:USRobotics skype dual phone PROBLEM !!!

Welcome to windows seven dalillis: You can install the Vista driver in compatibility mode. Compatibility Mode You shouldn't have any problems doing it this way. USRobotics Support: USR9630 Cordless Skype Dual Phone - 9630 Please post back if you need further assistance and so others can benifit from your experience. Thanks. Fabe

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Anyone know a skype internet phone that will work on 64bit vista?

A:Anyone know a skype internet phone that will work on 64bit vista?

Or a Skype phone adaptor that has 64 bit drivers?

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The dialing function on my IPEVO Free.1 Skype phone is not working anymore. After a window showed that the system had to be shut down because of something with the IPEVO phone, the dialing function on the phone does not work anymore.
Has anyone a solution for this problem.

Please tell me.

A:Solved: dialing function IPEVO Free.1 Skype phone not working anymore

What kind of Computer you are using? PC? Mac? I have some sort of problem in the past as well, but after I contact them by email, they gave me a great solution right after I send them the email. And later I just found out It's because I install the software at the wrong place.

here is their link, and website, try to ask them question. It's under the support section. or you can found their email as [email protected]


Good luck man~!

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I'm quite clueless here... Hope someone can help!

I have Optimum (Cablevision) internet. A Windows XP Professional PC is connected to the Scientific Atlanta DPC2203C cable modem/eMTA. No problems so far.

Having lost my job and trying to save $, I bought a Belkin Desktop Skype phone (Model F1PP010EN-SK) -- the one that connects directly to the modem/router (the idea was so that I wouldn't need to have the computer on all the time to take and make Skype calls). It and does not have wi-fi capability.

When I tried to connect the Skype phone to the ethernet port of the cable modem/eMTA, I realized that there was only one port. So I followed the advice of a friend and bought a Linksys (Cisco) 10/100 5-port Workgroup Switch (model # EZXS55W). I then connected the computer and the Skype phone to it. The computer kept working flawlessly and connecting to the internet, but the Belkin Skype phone attempted for a while to connect to the internet until it displayed a "Network error: Unable to connect to the internet" message.

I thought I found a solution when I found a posting on the Skype forum from someone who had encountered (what I thought was) the same problem: see http://forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=310541 I have copied and posted the solution below:

1. Log into your router by entering its IP address in the URL field of Internet Explorer. You can goto the command prom... Read more

A:Scientific Atlanta DPC2203C cable modem/eMTA: static IP for the Belkin Skype phone?

As far as I am aware if you give one piece of equipment a mac address then you have to give a mac address to all. Which is not a problem, just a pain if that does not solve the problem. is the url for your router, which needs to be wired up to your computer to create or change anything in it.
I am sure there are lots of people here who can help more.

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A:Solved: Asap Help Needed For Threatening Phone Calls..is There Software For Phone/computer

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i have been getting alot of bad,crank,threatening phone calls lately
and they can not be traced with caller id,etc.
is there software available for when i run the phone line though my computer,
it might be able to detect where the phone call is coming from?


A:Asap Help Needed For Crack Phone Calls..is There Software For Phone/computer

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My computer is going soooo slow could you look at my hijack this file and see if there is anything I can do?
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:32:42 PM, on 6/3/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\default\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.e4me.com/start.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride =
R3 - URLSearchHook: AOLTBSearch Class - {EA756889-2338-43DB-8F07-D1CA6FB9C90D} - C:\Program Files\AOL\AOL Toolbar 2.0\aoltb.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Cl... Read more

A:Computer so slow I think it's going in reverse

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Hi guys, I'm trying to work something out with my TV. I'm trying to record PS2 games onto my computer, and I've got a question about this. Is there a possible way to reverse the TV display onto my old Dell Latitude D610? I have a 5-pronged S-video cable which does plug into the Dell. This is a picture of my TV:

The Dell has Windows XP on it. Is there any way to display the TV screen on the Dell via S-video?

A:How to reverse TV display onto computer screen

According to the computer specs, the S-video connector is output only and there aren't any other kinds of video inputs. You might be able to use some kind of USB or PC Card video capture device in order to feed a TV video signal into the computer.

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32 bit stress test/stability test packfor windows xp/vista works with 64 bit too I believe. includes;memtest86 - let this go past 200% to be surenvidia geoforms - if you get little dots on your screen back down on the clock, if you haven't overclocked it then 0_oprime95 - some ram, a lot of CPU.Ok I don't know what the hell pandy wants- virus scan of the file in questionResult: 1/41 (2.44%)
Loading server information...
Your file is queued in position: 1.
Estimated start time is between 43 and 62 seconds.
Do not close the window until scan is complete.
The scanner that was processing your file is stopped at this moment, we are going to wait a few seconds to try to recover your result.
If you are waiting for more than five minutes you have to resend your file.
Your file is being scanned by VirusTotal in this moment,
results will be shown as they're generated.
Compact Compact
Print results Print results
Your file has expired or does not exists.
Service is stopped in this moments, your file is waiting to be scanned (position: ) for an undefined time.

You can wait for web response (automatic reload) or type your email in the form below and click "request" so the system sends you a notification when the scan is finished.

Antivirus Version Last Update Result
a-squared 2009.08.09 -
AhnLab-V3 2009.08.08 -
AntiVir 2009.08.09 -
Antiy-AVL 2009.08.07 -
Authentium 2009.08.... Read more

A:New build/new component testing/Stability testing pack!

FWIW: Memtest86 is outdated and unreliable, Memtest86 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memtest Louis

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I just bought a new computer, and I'd like to stress test it to see if it's up to par. There seem to be many programs purporting to do this, but many sound like they do different things. Which one(s) should I use, and what should I know going in?
I'm running a Dell Inspiron 15 5558 with core i7-5500u, 6GB RAM, 1 TB HDD.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Stress testing new computer

NovaBench is a free benchmarking program that finds your computer's limits and compares it to other computers. To give you an idea of the overall score you should get (relatively), I have a core i5-4440 with 8 GB of RAM and a mid range GPU and it got a score of around 1400.

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Hi, I'm going to be testing beta stage software on my personal computer.  It makes me nervous, because this is my only computer (my husband has his own, so it's not the household's only one).  I have my most important files & pics on Dropbox but haven't made a system image yet. 
I wouldn't do this otherwise, but I'm having a really rough time finding work at all.  It's only for a few hours a week, but that should take care of ... I dunno, feeding our cat, I guess.  This is the company: amaanalytics
What's your advice?  I'm fairly decent at basic computer maintenance.  Should I get a second hard drive? Should/can I use Sandboxie?  (I have it, but have yet to figure out how to use it properly)
Thank you!
Computer Details:
    Manufacturer    Compaq-Presario       
    Model    NY540AA-ABA CQ5210F       
    Total amount of system memory    3.00 GB RAM       
    System type    64-bit operating system       
    Number of processor cores    2    
    Total size of hard disk(s)    466 GB     ... Read more

A:Beta testing for PT job; how to safeguard my computer?

I'm pretty sure it's OK to be providing these details, but please let me know if I'm breaching some sort of privacy etiquette!
I just tried installing the test program to see if my computer is OK for their purposes & got this message:

Avast File System Shield has blocked a threat.  No further action is required. 
Object: C:\PROGRA~2\WPS/tunnel.exe
Infection: FileRepSnxclass
Action: Moved to chest
Process: C:\PROGRA~2\WPS/tunnel.exe
The threat was detected and blocked just before the file was executed.

I downloaded it into the Sandbox directory, but i don't think that did anything.

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Hi I'm currently looking to buy a second hand laptop and wondered if it was possible to make windows say its a better spec then it really is. If this is possible is there any way to thoroughly check the computers spec?

A:Testing spec of second hand computer

Well if there is a will there is a way..It's possible that you can "fake " the specs. But how about looking into the BIOS and check out the amount of RAM , CPU speed. etc... That is not easy to fake..

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Please pardon my long post as I explain....

Hello all and thank-you for the help in the past. I am hoping that this is in the correct region to post this here at techguy.

Here is my question,,, I have built a computer for my mom and I wanted to test the performance/stability of the CPU and other items. I have been out of the "loop" for a while about recent softwares which test BIOS/CPU/computer setting for optimal performance. I am wondering which is the current and best to use?

Alittle background>>>> My mom has never had a computer and is totally computer illiterate and I am seeking what softwares I may use to make the system I have built/given to her to be as stable as possible? I am also interested in overclocking slightly to give her system a small boost if possible.

This is what I have built/given to her in-a-nutshell,,,,,
-CPU is a P4 1.8 northwood
-Memory is 1gig of ddr 333/2700
-DVD burner
- multi-card reader
- 19" flat screen
- AGP 128 meg vid card
- Motherboard SOYO SY-P4S-645DX Dragon Ultra
- power supply is 350W
- EDIT>> operating system is windows XP home

I am interested in a rock solid and stable system to not giver her a problem and mabey keep me from going to her house on a daily basis to correct things which I can/should've set/corrected upon building this system for her.

Is there a good free software which will allow me to test and then evaluate and also make changes to her/our system so-as-to keep it a rock and so... Read more

A:Best CPU testing software for moms computer...

Just do a burn in and put some security on it if she is going on the net.

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I plan on starting to sell computers, but I want to ensure that the system is running optimally and unproblematic before I ship it accross the country. Problematic computers may cause even more problems when shipped back due to improper re-packing, which would be incredible costs to take care of. I want to use every ounce of prevention possible.

I've heard of some stress-testing programs that make the computer run all processes at nearly 100% for hours to see how the computer does. I also plan on using memtest86 in my tests.

Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how to go about this and any programs they'd recommend.

Thank you!

A:Testing and Stressing Computer Components

well, for the memory it's got to be memtest86

For the CPU, simply a number crunching program such as Seti or the climate change experiment will do.

Or you could even simply use PCmark.

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my friend had a computer built for him by his brother, but it kept crashing on him. so he hasn't used it for a year , so I said id have a look at it see what I can do. well I think its either motherboard or CPU gone but not sure which one.
the system
motherboard : asus m4a785td-v evo
CPU: AMD Athlon ll x4 620 2.8ghz
graphics card: Amd radeon HD 5700
Power supply : 600w silent pro
RAM : 2 2gb sticks DDR3 1333 mhz
ill start with what the problem was, computer would freeze and crash when playing a game for a wile you would have to turn power off to tower to get computer back to normal, but would also crash when on desktop like when downloading or installing updates but not all the time, when you get the freeze on desktop the screen would come up with loads of green squares like pixels gone wrong then after 2 mins screen would go black then windows would report ATI had stopped responding and resolved it self.
at first I thought it may be amd crap drivers so tried the beta drivers and most up-to-date ones they both had the same issue
I thought it might be the graphics cards so I changed it with my other computers card that works fine Nvidia Geforce GT 2 40, and same thing happened
so I change the power supply with my 500w out of my computer same thing happens
I brought new RAM for this computer as it only have 1 2gb stick, so I changed the ram stick with the new one and still does the same thing, I have now both sticks in and it does the same thing
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A:Stress testing CPU , computer freezes always at 36 c

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I recently built a PC with the following Specs:
MOBO:P8P67 Deluxe 3.0 1850 BIOS
CPU:Intel Core i7-2600K
RAM:G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Graphics cardsual EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD Superclocked 1280 MB GDDR5 with SLI Link Enabled
CPU cooler:Corsair Hydro Series H70 w/ 2 fans cooling liq
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I have experienced this before the stress test by playing games for several hours (6+) and at first I thought it was a heat issue. so I carefully began to watch the temps however my CPU never goes above 35c on load (19c idle), the video cards never seem to go above 50c, ram runs around 34c and mobo gives a temp of about 38c. no issue with heat.

I noticed that BCCode often referred to people coming back from hibernation or sleep however i can run the stress test on a clean boot and it will still fail.

BIOS is set to default setting with everything to auto. I have seen people talk about needing more power but i would assume even with dual video cards 800w power supply is adequate. is that possible?

This is a clean install from around 9/30 and all Drivers are up-to-date however i am using a beta bios according to asus. I moved up to it cause it says it improved system stability. Also i am using a beta driver from nvidia now as well, however before the update to this driver I was still getting this issue.

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A:BSOD during stress testing on new computer

Hi omnage welcome to SF
You need to update your,
Marvell MV91xx AHCI/RAID software\driver

Marvell - Support

Finish with this steps and post back with any results.

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Viruses, spyware, etc. I support the death penalty for virus writers and I hope they all rot in hell. Anyway, here's the HiJackThis file for my newly contaminated computer. NO clue how I got this. I usually go months without seeing a single popup but when this happens I just want to shoot Bill Gates for starting this whole damn thing.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 3:52:26 PM, on 7/6/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TouchED\TouchED.Exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\ConfigFree\NDSTray.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Optimizer\optimize.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Optimizer\actalert.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\VVSN\VVSN.exe
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A:[Solved] That's it, I'm Testing Fireworks on My Computer

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I am testing several of my personal computers, to see which one is more secure against viruses. I need people to either make a virus or post a link to a virus. This is for a testing purpose only, and will not be performed on my customers pcs. Any help would be appreciated~!

I hope I placed this in the right forum--feel free to move it if it is not...

A:Testing Computer--need People To Make Some Viruses!

I am sorry, but for many reasons I can't allow people to post live malware links on the forums. I am closing this topic.

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Ok here's my situation. I have a computer that will not boot up. So I want to check the hard drive on it to see if it is the hard drive that is kaput. I have another computer. However the working computer is using an SATA cable with it's hard drive. There is however an open place to put in a 40 pin ribbon cable. Can I just take the ribbon cable out of the faulty computer and plug it into the motherboard on the working computer. Or will this cause problems? All I want to do is see if the faulty computer's have drive is junk or not.Thanks.

A:Testing out a HARD DRIVE from a faulty computer to see if it works or not.

Make sure the old cable is an 80 wire 40 pin. The empty controller in the newer computer may also need to be turned on in the bios.

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Hello all! I've been getting random crashing/freeze's while gaming since I bought this pc. I did some research and it took me to prim95, I got the same BSOD error I do when my pc is under heavy load. "CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT".... I've looked into this error and read it could be the cause of a faulted core in my cpu. I've a i7-5820K cpu "not over clocked in anyway, 3.3 max" and a gtx 980 to match. 16gb of ram. Not sure on the ram sticks but I could find out, though I don't think it has anything to do with my ram. It worries me that doing the stress test my pc crashed with that error in less then 15-30 seconds. Could this be my cpu? I've specy and my temps, even under heavy load are normal. I don't think it's temps make my pc crash. My cpu is watercooled. I'm new the fourms and I may not have posted this post correctly, I'm just desperate fellas. Spent around $2500 total on this rig. I need help! Thanks you. -conx

A:Computer crashing immediately after stress testing with Prime95

If you ran the Prime95 Blend test, then it's most likely a RAM issue (although the CPU cache and memory controller are stressed to a lesser degree)..
Try running MemTest86+:  http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html
Also try running the rest of these hardware diagnostics:  http://www.carrona.org/hwdiag.html
Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum):  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/

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I am going to be purchasing a laptop that doesn't have a working OS right now. It was fine and the seller decided to use the factory restore disk to give it a fresh install for whoever would be buying it. He says that when he tried this it became unusable. I don't know the details, but I don't see how he could have caused a problem that would make this unusable. I'm planning on buying it as is and doing a fresh install with Windows 7 disks rather than the factory restore disks.

What I would like advice on is testing it with some boot program to see if the screen and mouse at least work. I have used Parted Magic several times and it seems to me this would work for testing if the laptop has basic functionality. Are there recommendations for something that would be better for this sort of thing?

Also can I get some opinions as to what would have gone wrong when he tried to restore to factory settings. Is there anyway the computer could have been broken?

A:Buying laptop w/ no working OS -boot utility for testing the computer?

Test the HD with the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan, wipe the HD after it checks out.

You can also boot into a Linux disk like Peppermint3 - Create Live CD/DVD/USB To Use For Emergency Backup - Windows 7 Forums to see how it performs just like using an OS. This will test everything except the HD.

When ready do a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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My computer has been running perfectly fine for over a year. Today I was putting extra hard drives as a secondary drive to see what was on them. I tried the first one and it started up fine. I tried the second one and it displayed an error at the boot screen. I realized I forgot to check the jumpers on that one. I tried starting up with just my main hard drive again and it started fine. I tried the last extra hard drive, making sure the jumpers were correct, and then the big problem started. It powered up, fans came on, hard drives ran, but no picture. I tried to start it up again with just my main and the same thing. Now, whenever the power is plugged in, the power light is on, whether the computer is on or not. When I hit the button, PSU fan, processor fan spins. You can hear the hard drive running. Nothing is displayed at all. There is a red light now on the motherboard which I believe is usually green. I have tried reseating the RAM in all configurations so unless both sticks went bad at the same time, I believe that is fine. I tried to start with both of the 2 hard drives which worked 10 mins previously so I belive they are also okay. Everything is plugged in properly. The only thing I did differently the last time it worked properly was I shut it down with the power button being I didn't have the keyboard/mouse plugged in.

My only ideas are:
1)PSU problem
2)Processor problem
3)Motherboard problem

A:While Testing Hard Drives, Computer Stops Displaying Picture at Startup

My Hypothesis is the PSU, if it's to small, then it can't power anything, but usually it won't even start with not enough power, what are your system specs and PSU wattage?

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

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

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

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

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

Hello Ise,

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

Hope this helps,

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance!

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