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Ideas Ideas (Template w/.Gif) w/ out consuming space

Q: Ideas Ideas (Template w/.Gif) w/ out consuming space

I would like to create a template that has a .gif (company logo) embedded.

Problem: the logo consumes X amount of space, so if you have a 1,000 letters using this template, that would mean: 1,000 X .gif ##. (consume's too much space)

Solution??: How do I go about having the .gif associated with template, without being saved inside the template, meaning: you can have 1,000 letters, but with one .gif logo associated to all 1,000.

**I hope you can understand what I'm talking about**

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Preferred Solution: Ideas Ideas (Template w/.Gif) w/ out consuming space

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Ideas Ideas (Template w/.Gif) w/ out consuming space

As long as we're talking the same person's PC, just link the logo instead. For instance, Insert-Picture-From file select the Link to file box.

Now, don't move the logo from its current location and it'll always link up. Send the document via email won't work unless the recipient has access to that location as well, such as a shared network drive.

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Good afternoon all,

I've been tasked to create a DB that will help a local school in managing their School Governor meeting data, all part of a "green" drive.

There are 15 governors on the full board, and they are also spread across 7 sub commitees. They want to capture meeting minutes (by committee) all typed up, with proposers, seconders, etc etc, as well as issues arising, so they always know exactly where they are, what is outstanding, who owns the issues and so on. I guess there's a bunch of other stuff to add in too!

I have a sample current "Minutes" report I could edit and post if it gives clues as to the results which need to be PDF based and which will be "posted" to a secure area on their website.

A very worthy suggestion....

Has anyone ever done one like this?

If so, words of wisdom would be gratefully received!

Cheers!
 

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I would lile to create an E-mail/Fax template that has a .gif logo.

Problem: when I cut & paste it on a outlook as HTML. You can see the logo, but the receiving end does not. If you send it straight from Word, it cuts the footer as attachement.
 

A:(Ideas anyone)E-mail/Fax Template w/.gif logo appearing

Sorry, alex. Email format is controlled not by the sender but by the receiver and the capabilities of the receiver's email program. Here's a scenario for you:

I've got Outlook 2000 and so does my friend. However, she's got her mail format set to plain text.

Now, I send her an email on stationery in blue text. She never gets that at all, what she sees is black text and a picture or two attached.

Now, change her mail format to HTML. She gets what you send. How nice that you can fix it for your friend. You could put a signature on your emails that say something like "best viewed in HTML format" or something like that. But it they've got yahoo or something, you're S.O.L.

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Hi I have very little space on my C Drive.

I have done the following:

Removed hibernation feature
Run disk cleaner
De-fragmented
Removed previous restore-points, (I think, not sure how to check though)

Any other ideas to delete items for space.

I keep getting warning that the space has run out.

(This is all my problem b/c when I installed the OS I gave W7 such a small amount of room. When I get the chance I will re-install.)

THANKS

A:Increase space on C - any ideas?

Just what you want to hear
Download this and we shall see
You can uninstall when done.
WinDirStat - Windows Directory Statistics

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It is a bad idea to start downloading programs from a random forum because you think that you have a virus.
It is a bad idea to start responding to an alien program that is prompting you for action.
It is a bad idea to allow alien programs to "scan" your computer for viruses.
It can be a bad idea to close some pop-up windows of alien programs with the "X" corner icon--better to close using the "Alt- F4" or "Ctrl - Alt - Del" to open task manager and close programs that are requiring action.
It is a better idea to use the antivirus program that is resident on your computer or it is a bad idea to start using a new antivirus program that is not your resident antivirus program.
It is a bad idea to not have an antivirus program on your computer if you are surfing the internet.
 

A:Bad Ideas

It is a bad idea to use peer-to-peer (P2P) programs to download programs for free.
It is a bad idea to visit websites you don't know for free music or programs.
It is a bad idea to visit websites for free screensavers.
It is a bad idea to accept files from people you don't know.
It is a bad idea to click advertisements randomly.
It is a bad idea to click e-mails before reading their subjects.
 

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I was playing some CS:S, America's Army, BF2 and DoD, I took a break, when I came back and tried to set my Mic up (Headset, Logitech) it wouldn't recognize my voice, so I went to the Windows Recorder, and tried it there, and nothing...

EVERYTHING is plugged in, I'm not that dump, and I checked the Mic's cord, but nothing.

Any ideas would be of help, thanks
 

A:My PC Mic went out... Any ideas?

you checked your mic, is turned on in the windows volume control?
 

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Hi All Expert,

Here is my problem, i got 12 computers within a Workgroup runnig on DHCP from a router (auto assign IP). Each of them share files and printers together, but one of the PC (PC1) was formatted last week. So the PC join back the workgroup as usual, but the rest of the PC cant browse into it through network neighbour, and cant even PING PC1. But the weird thing is, i can browse PC1 through IP Address, but not the Host Name itself. I hv try to use the wizard, but...no luck! Please give me any ideas, i'm here to thanks in advance!
 

A:Anyone have ideas for this?

If you can't ping it, 99% of the time, it's a firewall issue. Disable the XP firewall, and uninstall any 3rd party firewalls. See if that gets you connected.
 

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I am getting seriously fed up with the amount of Spam emails I am receiving.

Ok admittedly it?s partly my fault as I have been to some dubious sites I should not have gone to.

But now they are seriously getting on my nerves.

I downloaded the free trial version of Spam bully, which gave me the option of reporting the Spam emails, but this didn?t seem to do any good or stop them.

One of the so called ISP?s I reported them to was called Apinec.com who just sent an automated reply that I didn?t fully understand with my limited technical knowledge saying it was nothing to do with them.

So can somebody please tell me how I can stop these emails coming through and also how I can report them, as I do not want to change my email address?

The other thing is my inbox on outlook.

My emails used to go into my inbox all together at the bottom but now they enter the inbox alphabetically which means I have to scroll all the way through instead of them being in one place.

So how do I change this back?

Thanks in advance

Iceman

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It is a good idea to have at least two e-mail addy's. One for personal use and one as a throw away address. I use my second one for all correspondence that I am not quite sure about. Such as entering contests or anything related to a site (I am not quite sure about) that requires my e-mail address being submitted. That way personal e-mails and others that might bring in spam, is not mixed together. If I am registering a trusted product or registering on a trusted site. I use my personal one. It is also always best to not open any un-solicited spam e-mails. They then know that they have found a legitmate address. These can be laden with virus'. Also, do not ever click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of spam e-mails. That will verify that your e-mail addres is legit too. Spam e-mailer's trade and sell e-mail address', which multiplies the amount of spam you receive. Take my word on that. I have been there. I was receiving hundreds of spam e-mails. To where I had to trash an e-mail address. And start fresh. The other thing is my inbox on outlook.My emails used to go into my inbox all together at the bottom but now they enter the inbox alphabetically which means I have to scroll all the way through instead of them being in one place.So how do I change this back?You should start another topic for this question. So everything does not get confused.I will be removing your other post concerning this subject. As it is a duplicate and not neccessary.

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I live in chicago and i have a acer 9300 laptop that has some serious issues. first when i turn it on i get 3 beeps, the fan spins, i get a blinking hard drive light , but nothing else works. but when i let the laptop get real hot after letting it sit in the on posirtion for a while it turns on. now when i get online with it i constant get apphangb1. some of my file and programs wont even open , like aol, yahoo instant messenger and internet explorer.

any ideas?

anyone live in chicago that maybe can help me out?

thanks all so much
 

A:Any ideas?

if you can get into the bios
F2 or Del key as the PC starts
whats the make of the bios
the three beeps
any pattern like all long beeps or short or mixture

http://www.pchell.com/hardware/beepcodes.shtml
http://www.bioscentral.com/beepcodes/awardbeep.htm
 

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 8:57:18 AM, on 1/2/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18865)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\ActivIdentity\ActivClient\accrdsub.exe
C:\Program Files\ActivIdentity\ActivClient\acevents.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Auto Update\RIMAutoUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Program Files\comcasttb\ComcastSpywareScan\ComcastAntiSpy.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\Program Files\ActivIdentity\ActivClient\acsagent.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CCC.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\TrendMicro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

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A:Run out of ideas

Sorry first time posting on forums not really used to it.
Anyway here is the problem that i have:
using an acer aspire 5100 laptop been fine until a week ago, don't know exactly what i caught but everytime i open IE or firefox my homepage loads fine, but when i go to another website it opens that site than also other tabs start opening with links to other sites kinda like popups in new windows.

Popup blockers are turned off. Ran mcafee caught some stuff removed it and it still does the same. also ran spybot adaware and no luck.

also did a system restore and reloaded all the above programs and ran each one except adaware still no luck. did all this in safe mode and normal windows mode.

now it my laptop also hangs on start up and and i have to restart atleast 2 times before windows cranks back up!!!
logged on to the forum and did the Hijackthis. here is the report any help would be greatly appreciated.

and thanks in advance

tony

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 8:57:18 AM, on 1/2/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18865)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
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Hijack Log:
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\gearsec.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\netdc.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\VTTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\q1272325.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ALG32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\SPOOLSVU.EXE
C:\Program Files\Compaq Connections\1940576\Program\BackWeb-1940576.exe
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A:Any ideas??? Please help

Please upgrade to HijackThis v1.99.1
and post the FULL log (ie. copy+paste ALL the text)

Use this self-extracting installer which installs to C:\Program Files\HijackThis folder
http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/hijackthis_sfx.exe

In the meantime, do not shutdown or reboot your system.
 

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I think Windows 8 will be where Microsoft merges the xbox and pc. Instead of releasing a normal pc OS, it will be an xbox looking thing. It will link to your tv or monitor, and will play xbox games, (Which would be considered pc games now.) Then, instead of the average mouse, it will be designed with a custom controller not just for xbox. It will have a full keypad and buttons customized to merge gaming and quick commands. Then... Project natal. If you havent heard about this, it is for the xbox and is full body motion control. Linking this to the pc would allow you to move the mouse with your finger or clicking by making a fist. This would make the home pc much more useful for home users. Then they would release a Normal OS for buisness uses. Feel free to comment

A:My W8 Ideas

Originally Posted by Compaker


I think Windows 8 will be where Microsoft merges the xbox and pc. Instead of releasing a normal pc OS, it will be an xbox looking thing. It will link to your tv or monitor, and will play xbox games, (Which would be considered pc games now.) Then, instead of the average mouse, it will be designed with a custom controller not just for xbox. It will have a full keypad and buttons customized to merge gaming and quick commands. Then... Project natal. If you havent heard about this, it is for the xbox and is full body motion control. Linking this to the pc would allow you to move the mouse with your finger or clicking by making a fist. This would make the home pc much more useful for home users. Then they would release a Normal OS for buisness uses. Feel free to comment



windows 8 is a os not a computer hardware.

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Okay gentlemen... working on a clients system and i'm out of ideas...It's a PIIII 2.0 custom system XP Pro which was running a WD 30Gig Master 5400, Wd 10Gig Slave 5400, Dvd and CD-RW... all is working well with that hardware.

Took out the 10 Gig and added a Maxtor 40 Gig 7200 and imaged the 30 gig to the 40 Gig drive (have done this 4 times with different software, NGhost, Drive Image, Acronis and Copy Commander). after a short amount of time being idle the hard disk activity light goes constant and the system will freeze... the mouse will still move but left or right click freezes it all.

Test memory all fine, Bios looks fine, running cool so no heat problem... if i replace the drive with the 30 Gig as the master run fine... this happens whether th 10 gig or 30 gig is the slave and only when the 40 Gig is the master.

My guess... bad hard drive? (*Brand Spanking New too)

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated...

Thank You,

Mark
 

A:Any Ideas?

obvious question are the jumpers on the drives set OK.
 

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Hey Guys,
I've been trying to figure this one out for some time now. It's a Toshiba Tecra M3 S636 notebook.I attached some photos describing the boot sequence, words can't give it justice. So far I have formatted, reinstalled XP, installed factory chipset and drivers, uninstalled drivers, taken out battery, tested hard drive (passed), tested ram (passed), took out optical drive, replaced power adapter, and tried different O.S. disk. Could it be the video is bad, it runs perfect once in Windows (video is very clear, normal)! I do get a blue screen error once in awhile, 0X000000BE. I boot into safe mode and do a system restore and it boots into Windows again! Please guys, I'm out of ideas!
 

A:Out of ideas!? Please help!

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Our company has offices in three different locations. We have calls coming in to the main office that need to go to others, we are tired of taking messages or giving out the other office numbers (not good for business). What we would like to do is to be able to take an incoming call and transfer it to the appropriate party--without having to dial up their office to do so. I am not even sure this would be possible but I thought I would pick your brains to see what we could come up with.
We also have employees working from home, I am familiar with PCAnywhere software but does anyone have any suggestions for other remote access software that they like better? Thanks!
 

A:Looking for ideas!

qei

In regards to remote access, there are quite a few options available. As a cross platform networking company, these are the ones I recommend to clients.

VPN (Virtual Private Network) Free
Timbuktu
LapLink
All have dial-up/remote access/remote control/networking features.
 

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Anybody have any ideas as to what these two processes are? I can't find any info about them.

C:\Program Files\Outcarta\6totouch.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\elsmpact.exe

They are from a Hijack This log.

Thanks!
 

A:Any ideas?

Download the trial version of Ewido Security Suite http://www.ewido.net/en/download/
Install ewido.
During the installation, under "Additional Options" uncheck "Install background guard" and "Install scan via context menu".
Launch ewido
It will prompt you to update click the OK button and it will go to the main screen
On the left side of the main screen click update
Click on Start and let it update.
DO NOT run a scan yet. You will do that later in safe mode.

Restart your computer into safe mode now. Perform the following steps in safe mode:
Run Ewido:
Click on scanner
Click Complete System Scan and the scan will begin.
During the scan it will prompt you to clean files, click OK
When the scan is finished, look at the bottom of the screen and click the Save report button.
Save the report to your C: Drive
This will take some time to run!
Post that log and a new HiJack log If the log is too large attach it.
 

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i was surfing the web try to find some informations about my game , i downloaded on file from this address 40.megaupload.com/files/da34241d854bea11ab7046ced9098f42/AQHACK.bat.
after i open it, everything just pop up like i have virus on my computer. i tried to shut my computer down. after that i turn it back on and all of my application, control panel, program that i installed on my computer, internet explorer, ... they all turned into music files. when i double clicked them, it just sent me to the media player, and it said "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not support the file type or might not support the codec that was used to compress the file." could anyone please help me?

A:i have no ideas what is going on.

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
Quote:




Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps




link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html

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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Hi, I've just built a new pc and done a fresh install of Windows 10 Home... everything went smoothly apart from these two flags in device manager (please see screenshot attached)

any ideas on how to fix?

I'm running:

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5820K CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 63 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 12
RAM: 32693 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 487818 MB, Free - 421907 MB; D: Total - 3815317 MB, Free - 238978 MB; E: Total - 2861458 MB, Free - 2616044 MB; F: Total - 2861458 MB, Free - 2185667 MB; G: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 865951 MB; H: Total - 244196 MB, Free - 140478 MB; I: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 8054 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, X99 Extreme4/3.1

Many thanks... any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

A:Any ideas on how to fix this?

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Hey Everyone!

It is me enfotoad!

I would like to ask you what type of software you wish there was that has not been out there.

Thank you so much.

Bye!
 

A:Help Me Think of Ideas

It pretty boring but extremely useful.... Make calculators for college kids. Formulas take forever to do sometimes and tools are hard to find. My buddy made a quadratic formula calc and he did his homework 50% faster. Boring code but really helpful.
 

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Hello

I am just wondering if anyone knows of any free software I can utilise to add to my social site on ning so that members from my group can add items for sale and add a photo of goods they want to sell. This is a non profit organisation and items will be sold not for profit but the items can be bought in return for a donation to our chosen charity "The Mermaid Foundation" supporting young adults with difficulties.

I have tried searching the web but its all a tad confusing.

Thank you
Sophie

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My brother and I share an internet connection, well someone in a chat room told him to go to a web site and listen to a song, after doing so we have encoutered numerous problems with our internet browsers, IE6 and Opera
Neither of us can get on ANY microsoft site, google.com only works half the time (not at all with Opera) and some links on the Symantec website wont open.
Brother says that the guy who suggested the site was in another chat room bragging about hacking peoples bellsouth accounts and blocking their e-mail and various other activities.
We have run every spyware/adware killer we can find and nothing is showing up.
We have deleted everything we can find pertaining to the website from his pc and are still having problems.
I just can't think of anything else to do.
Any ideas?

Thanks in advance
April
 

A:All out of ideas...help please

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Hi, everyone, i am new here... Recently, i got myself an audio file, there r some sounds and noises in the audio file, i would like to seperate the audio portions of it, and get rid the sounds that i don't want..

I had tried some software like Goldwave or Sound Forge, it does not have such function, and if i delete the parts that i don't want, i will delete the sounds that i want as well..

So, i am thinking of, seperate them, just like the CSI seperate diferent sounds waves in an audio file in order to litsen more clearly on sounds portions that they want.

So.., Any downloadable software for my situation? Any ideas? Thanks in advance..

Ian
 

A:New here!! Need some ideas..

It seems like nobody knows about it at here.. Gotta find answer at somewhere esle.. Thanks anyhow..

Ian
 

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So first things first, Mid 2012 MBP 13" 2.9ghz I7 8gb of ram, 750gb standard hitachi plate drive and mavericks. I turned my computer on today and it would not boot, just loaded a grey screen with a blinking folder and question mark. This would lead me to a hard drive, right? I thought so and went through the reinstall of osx mavericks on an external drive. Believe it or not, the external ran faster on a FireWire cable than the internal ever did but that's beside the point. I took the external apart, removed the adapter and plugged it into the Sata connection where the old HD once lived. At start up, it felt like it had juice when it did a disk check but came to the same grey screen. I removed it once more and ran it on the FireWire. It ran great. What are my options?
 

A:any ideas?

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I had posted a Hijack Log and they referred me to this forum. In reviewing the hijack log, he didn't see anything that would cause me the problems I am having. My computer has been down for approximately two weeks. When we arrived home, the wallpaper had changed, the toolbar had changed and we can no longer get on the web. Well, we can finally load up AOL but it will not move beyond the home page. Wordperfect will work and other software that is loaded on the machine. The problem just seems to be with the web. We actually have DSL and dial-up AOL. (Hadn't disconnected from AOL just yet) The DSL will not work at all. Like I stated, the AOL will only go to the homepage. I cannot get to anything on the web to download any scans or updates. I have tried to download some stuff from work but it will not "read" to the computer. Do you have any suggestions at all? I would have thought that it was malware or a virus but he couldn't identify anything in the hijack log. I am ready to just reformat or something...... I would appreciate any help that you can give me. I had posted in the Hijack Log forum with the user ID of zrmjsr if that would help. Thanks!

A:Any Ideas?

Are your AOL payments up to date? I mean, they haven't disconnected your account?Anyway, it's possible your winsock is having a problem. That leads to limited or no connectivity. Reading through your hijack thread, I don't see where you tried LSP fix. You can download it and move it to the problem computer and run it to see if that restores your connectivity. LSP fix just re-arranges the list in the Winsock, removing any empty lines. If you removed some malware, it may have broken your winsock.Get it here.

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I have an old Panasonic ToughBook CF-28 with no internal CD drive. Hard drive went bad so I replaced it. I have an internal floppy drive and an external USB DVD/CD drive. I would like to put Linux or Windows (whichever is easier) on the drive. Any ideas on how to get the external USB drive to run so I can install an operating system? I tried a Windows ME Boot Disk which let me format and partition the disk but that was it. I read somewhere about adding USB drivers to the floppy and modifying the Config.sys file but is there an easier way?
Thank you in advance!!
 

A:Need some Ideas Please

check if your system supports booting from USB.if yes,then there's an option in your BIOS boot sequence menu.if not,look for BIOS update.

then try this:

Connect your USB drive to your computer,if you're using a HUB,take it off,
plug it directly.Shut down your computer, disconnect any other hard disk drives from it, and insert your original Windows XP CD into the drive.from there,proceed to the installation of windows,and check the section where you are allowed to pick a hard drive.

i have'nt tried it yet but a friend of mine gave this intructions a year ago,you can try & please let us know if successful.
 

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Current Log of HT...concerned about cws trojan...any help is appreciated!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 5:33:22 PM, on 4/20/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\zHotkey.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\LXSUPMON.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\BigFix\BigFix.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Ron\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = about:blank
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A:Any Ideas on HT Log?

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Okay well I have a wireless desktop which i use, and then i have a wired desktop. I did a speed test on both of them, naturally the wired one is getting a faster connection. So i then took my wireless desktop and made it wired.. And yet the connection remained the same speed.... (my wireless desktop is a new pc with high performance while my old one is using windows xp, and what not). Any ideas on why my regularly wireless PC is not as fast as the normal wired PC, when its connected wired.?
 

A:Okay.. Im out of ideas.

Any ideas on why my regularly wireless PC is not as fast as the normal wired PC, when its connected wired.?Click to expand...

Different (defective) router LAN port; different (defective) ethernet cable; defective NIC; wrong driver; networking is slowed by operating system corruption, too many applications running, slow CPU and/or small memory.

Try ...

(From a JohnWill post)

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2 or SP3.

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.
 

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Dell Inspiron N7110 laptop
Intel 520 8gb
Win 8.1 64 Pro (technet)
My buddy recently had a stroke, and while he is all good in the head, he cant express what he is trying to say. I take care of his computer for free, and it is challenging to say the least. At some point, this laptop started having problems last week. He couldnt get hold of me, so he took it in his own hands to repair it. It could have been the bad Win update, who knows. I previously installed a Win 8.1 preview on this machine, to see if he could use it and/or liked it. Later, I installed a win 8 64 Pro from my technet account. It looks like he used that to try and perform a refresh or something. The problem is, it is stuck in a loop, where it boots to the parrot thingie you see on the preview, while showing the revolving dot circle for a while, then displays an error message, not a blue screen, but it says something i forgot. I dont want to install win 8.1 anyway. If I try to repair, it either asks for that disc or wants the password(which he doesnt know and couldnt say it if he did). The only system it shows on restore is Win 8.1 Preview. No sign of the original 8.1 Pro. My big computer is down right now without a hard drive, and i dont have another laptop. Does anyone know any other way, maybe with a command prompt, to recover at least the system to where I wont have to use another install? There is 5 installs to every activation, but I dont know if Windows will look for that while installing the OS. ... Read more

A:Any ideas on this?

Hi and welcome to TSF this might get you back to factory fresh Factory Image Restore - Dell Inspiron N7110 Setup Manual [Page 73]

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Okay so I have been working on fixing this since thursday the 18th, when I initially picked up my internet supplies from comcast, and recieved my modem in the mail, (it is refurbished) motorola surfboard model sb5100

I am currently using my apartments wireless to connect (it is not very stable but works really early in the morning and really late at night due to lack of people using it)

current issue, sync failed to connect, failed FEC frequency, failed Qam/Qpsls symbol timing,
T3 time out, started unicast maintenance no response, received response to broadband maintenance still no response from unicast T4 time out
Init ranging request critical retries exhausted
this is the general gist of my log page for my modem.repeating over and over again into infinity

the modem shows that it gets to sending the signal and then just blinks the light over and over for infinity

according to my 192.168.100.1: when I checked it at 5am I had -2 for my down streaming power, which has degraded to -3 in the past half hour, my upstream power started at 56dbmv this morning and has went to 42, after dropping to 14 for a little while.

Went through 7 different phone calls with comcast, eventually got them to send out a technician, he found out the modem was not placed on their system (even though I had given the full information from the mac address and what not to them the first 4 conversations)
it was working for a bit he left all seemed well about an hour later it went down this was on t... Read more

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ok, i posted several logs from hijack this and i`ve tried rebooting in safe mode, using ad-aware, cwsshredder, hijack this and deleted all the crap in my comp and still it randomly comes up, can someone help?

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\RJ\My Documents\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = file://C:\DOCUME~1\RJ\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = file://C:\DOCUME~1\RJ\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = file://C:\DOCUME~1\RJ\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = file://C:\DOCUME~1\RJ\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = file://C:\DOCUME~1\RJ\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = file://C:\DOCUME~1\RJ\LOCALS~1\Temp\sp.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,HomeOldSP = about:blank
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {1BE5A309-0C9B-4B7C-813A-C1E562177584} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\d... Read more

A:I`m all out of ideas

How about the FULL log?
 

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As I said, I am unable to get to bios so I can boot to my cd. I have a 64-bit Vista repair disk, but I am unable to boot to either that or an Acronis rescue disk. PLEASE help! What can I try? I've tried every F-1 through F-12 combo I can think of...holding them down, pushing repeatedly, holding esc...holding delete, nothing is working. My screen is black...meaning, it is just like it is when in hibernation,etc. During all of my attempts, it did work once and went to my desktop, but unfortunately I tried to restore my acronis image instead of doing a system restore.

Any ideas of how I can get into bios so I can get to my boot menu? Anything quirky that worked for you in the past?

Thanks.
Chad
Dell Studio 540

A:Cannot get to dos, tried everything...any ideas?

I thought Dos was dead after XP.

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I keep getting a banner popping up at the bottom of my screen (blue search bar) everytime I start the Internet Explorer (I can already see the thing activated in the task manager).

I have run Spybot and done som registry cleaning myself, but the bar keeps popping up. At first it had also added some links to my favourites folder, and a couple of folders in my Program Files folder, all of which I have removed.

There's no new item instaled in my Add/Remove programs window.

Here's my HJT log....

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 17:48:40, on 29/09/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\logonui.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Messenger Plus! 3\MsgPlus.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\AcroTray.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zapro.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
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A:Out of ideas....

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Hey this is a strange one so i wanted to see what you would say.

Got my pc back from been fixed last nite, just had to get a nw hard-drive installed as i had broke the old one. Right so i get it back and i plug it all in and wire it up go to hit the power button and theres nothing ! so i switch the button on the back to the other way to make sure its not my fault. Still nothing. So i call the man that fix it who comes down, he pushs the wires all back in, still nothin. we head to his house were it works like a dream. He boots it up 4 times and it works well everytime. So back to mine were we try it with out any hardwire pluged in. Starts to boot, so put it in sleep mood and start to plug in the hardwire and it dies. We then try it in a new room, works dead on but still won't work in mine.... If it was a power supply problem would it not work IN ANY ROOM - i'm very close to tears !
just wanted to see what would be said

thanks James
 

A:Any ideas ?

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I repaired windows XP with the cd a few days ago , because i was missing some system files , and now my computer runs super slow opening apps like yahoo or outlook or internet explorer, all my movies chop and so does my music. Any idea on why? and what can i do to fix it??
 

A:Any ideas? please help

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Hi,

I have a Medion MD96290 running Windows Vista Home Premium which I have not used for years. I tried switching it on but Windows wouldn't load, it just went to a straight to the old MS-DOS kinda screen and asked for passwords. Anyway, after going through many different screens and nothing happening I downloaded a Vista Recovery Disc and managed to get some more modern looking windows (!) got to the System Recovery Options menu and tried Startup Repair, however I was told:

'Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically'

With the following details:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairV2
Problem Signature 01: ExternalMedia
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386.0.0.0.0
Problem Signature 03: 0
Problem Signature 04: 65537
Problem Signature 05: unknown
Problem Signature 06: NoHardDrive
Problem Signature 07: 0
Problem Signature 08: 0
Problem Signature 09: unknown
Problem Signature 10: 1168
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Any ideas clever computer people!? I have no clue! Many thanks in advance

A:Any ideas...!?

Install the free Operating System
If you cant it a hardware problem.
If you can save your stuff and then talk to me
Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek

It sounds like your hard drive has gone to the great beyond

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Hey all,

I just noticed when I went to the windows experience index page and clicked on it to see the details, all the info is gone and it's just this.

Attachment 8286

It was there just yesterday. Any ideas on what happened?
Learn how you can improve your computer's performance is greyed out too.
The previous score is on the initial page.

A:Any ideas, please.

Hello Airbot,

WEI may be disabled. This tutorial will show you how to enable it again.

Windows Experience Index - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I will try to explain this as best I can.
My neighbors older Dell wont fully boot up. I get that screen asking if you wish to start in safe mode, start windows normally etc. I am not able to get in safe mode or really progress past that point. But every once in awhile Windows Xp tries to load and then a blue screen appears that says something to the effect to run chkdsk /F and goes on to say to disable any anti virus software or defrag software. I am not able to do any of this. It does supply the following tech info is that is relevent:

stop: 0x00000024 ( 0x001902f8, 0xfb24a744, 0xfba444, 0xfac2e6ao )

ntfs.sys - address fac2e6a0 base at faco800d, datestamp 3b7dl5d0

Would just replacing the hard drive be a viable option. He says there isn't any data he cares to retain.

Thanks.
 

A:Any ideas ?

You can run chkdsk from the Recovery Console, but I would use chkdsk /r
 

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I will try to explain this as best I can.
My neighbors older Dell wont fully boot up. I get that screen asking if you wish to start in safe mode, start windows normally etc. I am not able to get in safe mode or really progress past that point. But every once in awhile Windows Xp tries to load and then a blue screen appears that says something to the effect to run chkdsk /F and goes on to say to disable any anti virus software or defrag software. I am not able to do any of this. It does supply the following tech info is that is relevent:

stop: 0x00000024 ( 0x001902f8, 0xfb24a744, 0xfba444, 0xfac2e6ao )

ntfs.sys - address fac2e6a0 base at faco800d, datestamp 3b7dl5d0

Would just replacing the hard drive be a viable option. He says there isn't any data he cares to retain.

Thanks.

Since I posted this my friend decided to replace the hard drive since the existing one was pretty small. I installed the new one tonight and when I tried to install XP I recieved the same message that says windows cannot load and to run chkdsk etc.. I ran scandsk and it said it was fine as well as the diagnostic / utility driver cd that originally came with the machine.

What should I try next ?
 

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my computer has a new graphics card new mother board and processer.
It dosent boot fully

the hard drive can't be bad cause the bios would still run
the graphics card is ok beacuse the built in graphics doesnt work eather.
the cpu is ok beacuse this I returned the last one and got replacement same problem
the mother board seems ok because the computer does turns on and the hard drive light goes on and I think it beeps too but Im not sure.

any ideas would be great
 

A:I'm out of ideas?

Please go through this guide: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/580000-troubleshooting-guide-problem-builds.html
 

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My cousin's computer has begun typing backwards. The curser moves from the right to left rather than left to right. She has tried 2 different keyboards so I don't think that is the issue. All virus & spyware programs have been run and did not find a problem. Those programs are the following; Mcafee, Spybot, & Spyware Doctor. She has been on the phone almost constantly with tech support & no one can figure it out although a few have said they've heard of this problem but do not know the solution. Is there anyone here that can help us?? BTW, this is not a consistant problem, although it does do it most of the time. Thanks again for any help you can give. She is getting NO ERROR messages, just this crazy backward typing.

A:Anyone Have Any Ideas?

Is the backwards typing thing happening ONLY while using a web browser, or is it happening on all programs like Word, notepad, etc ?If it is happening ONLY while using a web browser, are you using Firefox ? Does it happen while using Internet Explorer also?Please see this article under Support for Mozilla Firefox:Text entered into Firefox is backwardshttp://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Text+e...typing&as=qPlease report back.

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Hey,

Im new to this forum so please forgive me if im posting something that may already have an answer.

I've been relentlessly trying to get rid of pop ups and a irritably slow computer for the past few days.

So i downloaded HJT and heres the log file,please someone help [email protected]!!



Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:07:55 PM, on 7/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Portrait Displays\Shared\DTSRVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\SPAMKI~1\MSKSrvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\AOLSPY~1\AOLSP Scheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\readericon45G.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
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Ok so i ran combofix and this is the log from that proccess.

Plz someone help:(

ComboFix 08-07-19.1 - Owner 2008-07-19 17:45:19.1 - NTFSx86
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.594 [GMT -3:00]
Running from: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
* Created a new restore point

WARNING -THIS MACHINE DOES NOT HAVE THE RECOVERY CONSOLE INSTALLED !!
.

((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Media\10.0\WMSDKNSD.XML
C:\WINDOWS\cookies.ini
C:\WINDOWS\system32\briyjggg.dll
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Media\10.0\WMSDKNSD.XML
C:\WINDOWS\system32\gggjyirb.ini
C:\WINDOWS\system32\tDLUxGgh.ini
C:\WINDOWS\system32\tDLUxGgh.ini2
D:\Autorun.inf

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((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2008-06-19 to 2008-07-19 )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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2008-07-19 17:07 . 2008-07-19 17:07 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Trend Micro
2008-07-19 12:16 . 2008-07-19 12:16 <DIR> dr-h----- C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\SecuROM
2008-07-19 12:16 . 2008-07-19 12:16 107,888 --a------ C:\WINDOWS\system32\CmdLineExt.dll
2008-07-19 12:15 . 2008-07-19 12:15 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\Hasbro
2008-07-19 12:13 . 2008-07-19 12:13 <DIR> d-------- C:\Program Files\PowerISO
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I'm running:

Asus A8V Deluxe
AMD Athlon 64 3800+
2.0gigs of corsair performance ram
Windows XP Pro SP2
BFG NVIDIA 6800
on PCI Express 16x
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2S

now, with these components, this computer should be BLAZING fast. In many instances, it is. However, randomally, i lose about 10 frames about once a second. Now, you would think, oh your running programs and resolutions and qualities that it cant support without chunking. i have tried every game i own on low and high resolutions with high and low grapics settings and i still get the chunking. occassionally, i even get chunking in windows. the mouse will stop for about .1 seconds, and then jump. its always the same pause, as if almost on a timer.

things we've tried:
1. tried barebone w/o soundcard, extra gaming port (joystick, midi input, etc)
2. tried different RAM
3. tried same and different RAM in the A slots
4. tried different input devices
5. tried all drivers, old, new and beta for
a. sound
b. graphics
c. mouse

havn't tried a new vid card, gonna do that now.

so we're stumped... it's very difficult for us to pinpoint this problem because the entire system gets "the glitch" as we've dubbed it. sound, mouse, graphics, everything... gets this pause. it doesn't seem to be a graphical ineptity, since there are non-graphic side effects too, such as the sound pausing at the EXACT same time.

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Any suggestions would be good please.

Recently I upgraded a laptop from Vista to Windows 8 Pro and after activation I found that Windows Media Centre could be installed with a free key from MS. I went ahead and did that. All is well and everything is working ok on the Vaio.

Today I have installed a brand new (with a fresh MS key) version of Windows 8 Pro in a virtual machine on my MacBook Pro retina. It installed ok and was activated without problems (using the new key).
I then added Windows Media Centre to the vm version of Win 8 after being sent the key by MS. I thought the key looked familiar but carried on anyway.
After the restart the system is now telling me that the key is invalid as it's being used on another pc. So they actually sent me the same key for WMC/Windows activation.
I do some reading and see that MS states that only one WMC key can be used per email address. So that's why they sent me the same key again.
My problem is that now I've used this key on the second system Windows 8 is now showing that it isn't activated. This is obviously a problem.

So it seems that even though I've got 2 separate valid Windows installations, with separate valid keys, I can only have the free version of WMC on one of them.
Not happy but if that's how it is then so be it.
My problem is that my second system is not now activated.

Can I just uninstall WMC from one laptop and re-activate Windows with the old key?

I'm stumped

A:Any ideas?

Hello Duckface,

If you like, you could use the tutorial below to change the product key number of the not activated installation to another Pro product key. It will then activate with the new key number.

Product Key Number - Change in Windows 8

If you have another Media Center product key number, then you could just use step 8 in the tutorial below with Add Features to activate with it.

Add Features to Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I was on the internet, and running online video at same time. Then my internet seemed to freeze up, and computer restarted..

Heres what the message was when it started back up( from the send support thing)

C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERcb2a.dir00\Mini040408-01.dmp
C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\WERcb2a.dir00\sysdata.xml

Any ideas what happened, its the first this computer as done this to me.


Thanks for any help.

A:Any ideas?

Doesn't quite help, you'd need to post the crash log. But then again, if it doesn't do it again it may be nothing more than a slight flutter. If it starts repeating make sure and give the actual logs and not links to them.

-Daniel

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Was fixing someone's PC with the std. problems and junk, but I digress

He showed me a strange thing and I have no answer. He goes to some site where he needs to fill in a form. Standard looking form, but when he hits enter or clicks the submit button the form times out. This is with straight IE. Yeah I did all the cleaning routine.

THe odd thing is when he goes to AOL and uses their imbedded browser it works fine - ???????????????
 

A:Any Ideas?

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ok about 2 months ago i had a major problem, and it lead to me having to re-format and lose alot of data from my pc - it seems the problem has re-occured.

basically when i start my pc up, my windows firewall is automatically turned off, and leads to several problems including huge lag in games etc. although when i turn my pc on now the first thing i do is ensure windows firewall is on and by regularly checking i know only on start-up it turns off itself. i can be playing games which i normally run fine when all of a sudden the game starts choking and is unplayable, only since this problem started. i really dont wanna have to re-format again, before this firewall automatically turning off meant alot of other nasty stuff was allowed into my pc and messed everything up.

i have fully scanned several times using norton and hitman pro and deleted everything. i have asked many friends and none seem to know.

any help/ideas would be much appreciated.

thx
 

A:any ideas?

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