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hp deskjet ink advantage 3515 not powering on - please help

Q: hp deskjet ink advantage 3515 not powering on - please help

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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.)


The ink is leaking from cartraige while printing.

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HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 4625e Refuses to (re) Install

My printer is an HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 4625e (4620 series). Firmware Version: CAP1FN1451AR
First, this is what I can do with the printer.
1. Print internal ‘Test’ pages and reports.
2. Print documents in all applications from a wireless, networked laptop.
3. Print documents using ePrint.
My computer is an HP Omni All-in-one Running Windows 7 Home Premium X64
The issue is I am unable to (re)install the printer on the HP Omni using either ‘Add Printer’, HP downloads or the installation disk.
Hoping for a definitive solution.
Background: Just over a week ago I upgraded from Office Pro 2010 to Office Pro 2013. When I went to print I noticed the dfautl print was showing as One Note 2013. I selected the HP printer then hit print. I got an error message: Word Cannot Print this Document. There is no printer installed.
I tried to print using NotePad and an Adobe document (thinking it may have been Word related only). This did not work. I could print from any application using the Desktop. But, as noted, I can do so from the networked laptop.
On opening the Printers folder OneNote was set as the default. I changed the default to the HP printer. No luck. I was told it was not installed.
I ran Malwarebytes Premium and Microsoft Security Essentials to check for possible incursions. None.
I then tried System Restore. No change.
I then tried to repair the print program. No change.
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A:HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 4625e Refuses to (re) Install

did you try a System Restore to a date before you installed Pro Plus 2013?

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I have been using the DeskJet Ink Advantage 4535 printer and recently I have been receiving the '' attention required'' message. Though there is no problem with the wireless connection or cartridge, it says '' this is a web services printer'' and does not provide the print.
Your assistance will be appreciated.

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since there isnt any settings for fans in BIOS then i was wondering if theres any ways to change fans settings. Speedfan shows Fan1-3 on 0 rpm.

any useful programs or tips on how to configure fans without cracking it open (not my computer) will be much preshieated..

soz for not-so-good english but since i only use it on web and not as everyday language, then it will never be perfect or even near-perfect

A:Amilo Pa 3515 fans

Unless the fans are connected directly to a fan header on the motherboard and not connected to a molex connector from the power supply, there isn't anything Speedfan or any other software can do.

If they are connected to a molex connector, then there are basically 2 options,

1. replace it/them with fans that do connect to motherboard fan headers

2. use a fan controller something like this,

Newegg.com - Sunbeam RHK-BA Rheobus 5.25" Bay 4 Channel 20W Fan Controller Panel (Black)

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I have a Dell XPS 410 that randomly powers off and then won't power back on unless I jiggle it a bit.

I found this: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/818967-dell-xps-410-shutdown-startup.html

Which indicates it can be the front I/O panel causing it.

How can I confirm this is the problem, and where can I get a spare?

When it isn't powering on, the mobo isn't receiving power either.

A:Dell XPS 410: powering off randomly, not powering back on

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First of all, hello techsupportforum.com . I am happy to be here and I hope you guys can help me.
Ever since a few weeks ago, my computer does not power up on demand. What that means is after I press the power button, it would start the cpu and psu fans(not the gpu) , which would stop after a few seconds. After turning the power supply off (by removing the power cable) and turning it on again, I can try to power up my pc again. After a few attempts, it eventually starts. BUT I'm not done yet. Monitor still displays no signal, I have to press the restart button until it finally works. Please note everything works normally (except for the random shut down) until I power it off again.

This is not everything, at random times the PC would just shut down itself and I would have to power off the psu and start it again.

I have replaced my PSU with no change in this behaviour.

My spec:
Psu activ 450w w8(new one)
Gpu gigabyte gt220
Cpu amd phenom ii x4 640
Mbu asrock 760gm-gs3

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I have a Belkin N750 connected to my CISCO modem. Currently have 3 tablets, 2 laptops, 2 phones, 1 TV, 1 Audio Receiver, and 1 Satellite DVR connected wirelessly. Everything is located in the same room most of the time (except phones and tablets). The router is located in a back office. I am investigating the possibility of relocating the router to the room with all of the equipment so that I can hardwire the TV, Sat., and Audio Receiver... but it is most likely going to be cost prohibitive. Just curious if there would be any advantage to hard wiring any of these into a secondary wireless router that is connected to the first one wirelessly. Would this just be a collosal waist of time?

Thanks and Happy Turkey Day.

A:Any advantage?

is the performance working OK now ?

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October 11, 2015
Yesterday, I was contacted by phone by a ?Microsoft? certified network engineer working with Microsoft for Avangate Services, LLC (I HAVE NAMES, PHONE NUMBERS, AND ADDERESSES) stating they had evidence that Chinese hackers were in the process of attacking my laptop to obtain access to my banking data. They showed that over half of Microsoft ?services? >MSCONFIG>Services> were stopped and then that the hackers already had my bank ID and password. When I tried to access my account the hackers were busy removing funds from checking ($1600) and savings ($600). I was bounced out of my online account and could not get back in at the time.

According to these people my only solution was to install ?NSA Sonic Wall? with accompanying software on my network (cost $1499.00, check only) and for them to fix the damage to my PC. Any advice? I have not mailed the check!
Ashley Hinman

A:Am I Being Taken advantage of?

Welcome to the forum. It's a well known con but did they connect to your PC if so you need to do our scans and post results asap as they often plant malware on your PC PCHF System Scans

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I have an 80 GIG HD with win98 installed,one partition.What is the advantages of adding another HD as some type of slave or something,say,..a 3 or 4 gig?

A:What is advantage of 2 HD's?

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I am currently running a windows 8.1 PC and have been using a 256G Samsung SSD as boot drive.

I am contemplating buying a new PC and some come with only regular Hard drives, some with full SSD and some with SSD cache.

I am going to remove my current SSD and put it in the new system so I am assuming it would be a waste of money to buy a system that had a full SSD pre-installed. Is this correct? Is there an advantage of having 2 SSD's in one box?

But what about systems that have a cache 32G SSD. Would this be of any use to me if I keep my main boot drive on the full SSD? Or should I just save my money and get a regular (non-SSD) system and move my own SSD over.


A:Any advantage of SSD and SSD cache together?

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Going to have to get a new Monitor soon, and was considering a LCD 15" (17" & up are generally out of my $$$ range), but hear they suffer from slow refresh rates where characters in high framerate games will "ghost", that is, leave a trail from point A to B on a screen, and that if the transistors(?) of the LCD burn out or fail black dots are left onscreen.
Been looking at Flatscreen 15" Monitors and have heard varying opinions of their picture quality & refresh rates vs that of the standard CRT-type monitor.

Would be used for use with Word & websurfing mostly, but intend to get into games and so I'm wondering which would be best for both purposes.
Another thing -- how tiring on the eyes are LCD's compared to FlatScreen's? Ones I've seen in stores & in use at homes seem to have a extremely bright screen which looks as if it'd be a bit ough on the user after a while.

W98SE (Ver 4.10.2222A; No Upgrades); DirectX 6.1a; Internet Explorer 5.50

A:LCD vs FlatScreen? What's the advantage of one over the other.

You can probably just reduce the brightness/contrast of the screen if it's too much. What you've heard about the ghosting effect of LCD screens in games is true, although the technology has improved a lot over the last couple of years, and screens with quicker response rates are coming out all the time. As for the transistors burning out, that should be covered under the warranty (get one with a 3 year warranty if you're worried about it).

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does anyone know the specs, or specific advantage of the new AMD socket AM2?

A:Advantage of Socket AM2 over 939

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I am looking at building a new system and looking forward, may eventually install Windows 7.

I have read posts here concerning many issues with 64 bitas opposed to 32 bit.

Can someone tell me briefly what the advantages to 64 bit may be? I will be installing Firefox, Microsoft Office and a photo editing program.

A:Advantage to 64 bit Vista?

A description of the differences between 32-bit versions of Windows Vista and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista

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came across this statement:
"The most limiting factor here will be the Athlon's 133MHz DDR FSB which will only allow a maximum of 2.1GB/s of data to travel to/from the CPU. So in spite of the fact that the chipset will be able to get, in theory, up to 2.7GB/s of data from main memory it will only be able to hand 2.1GB/s off to the CPU.

AMD hasn't announced plans to move to a higher speed FSB anytime soon and while the added memory bandwidth would be useful on a point-to-point multiprocessor platform (each CPU gets its own 2.1GB/s bus to the chipset) VIA has already stated that they won't enter this market for the Athlon. "
from http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.html?i=1586&p=2

If I read this correctly then the via chip sets will not utilize the potential and cost of 333 memory. Is this right or are there other advantages to 333?

A:any advantage to 333 memory?

From the same article,

"The bottom line is that today, DDR333 doesn't result in any tangible performance improvements but if paired with a 166MHz DDR FSB the boost could be quite tangible"

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I have a 360 but I am keeping my xbox but I want to have a better image quality, is there any good advantage to a S-Video cable for my xbox over composite, maybe a side by side image, thanks.

A:What is the advantage to S-Video

Without pictures to push my point, just keep in mind that composite is the worst of all connection standards. S-Video, Component (YUV) & HMDI (if available) are far better with only Component & HDMI allowing you to use Progressive Scan/High Definition.

The image is much sharper & colors are much more vivid when you use something other than composite.

ps. there are some side by side comparisons of Wii image quality if you're interested.

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Someone else used my windows xp genuine advantage kit and code on their computer. Will my version of windows become ungenuine now?

A:genuine advantage kit

How on earth did someone use the Genuine Advantage validation from your PC?

Best way to find out if you are still 'valid' is to try Windows Updates, if you have any issues and you are running a genuine version of XP, call Microsoft and obtain a fresh code if need be.

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I made a partition and loaded x86 (32 bit) and a x64 (64 bit). While I do understand that most software is not yet optimized for x64, I do not see any performance difference at all between the two.

Is there some "secret switch" I'm missing, or what is all this x64 hype about? What am I not seeing here?

A:I don't see the advantage of running x64

There should be little/no difference in application performance between 32 and 64 bit in 32 bit apps. Native 64 bit apps should run faster than their 32 bit bretheren. (...and I say "should" because of the vaguaries and skill involved in writing efficient code, and what the application happens to do. )

The primary advantage from and end user's point of view lies in the amount of resource 64 bit is able to utilize. i.e. if you want SLI/Crossfire and/or 4GB of memory or more, then you're basically forced to use a 64 bit version of the operating system.

Great Article on the Where’s Why’s and Benefits of a 64 bit OS and Memory:
Gamasutra - Features - Sponsored Feature: RAM, VRAM, and More RAM: 64-Bit Gaming Is Here

Who Ate My Memory
Where are we going, and what's with the handbasket? : Who ate my memory?

Phoronix comparison of 32 bit, 32 bit PAE, and 64 bit kernels
[Phoronix] Ubuntu 32-bit, 32-bit PAE, 64-bit Kernel Benchmarks

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What exactly does it mean when a motherboard says its SLI, and what are the advantages of using an SLI board, as compared to a non-SLI one?

A:Whats the advantage of SLI?

SLI means you can connect TWO sli approved nvidia graphics cards together for a performance boost. It is really only necessary if you are a hard core gamer. For the average user, one graphics card is more than enough power.

Some would argue that an SLI motherboard also opens up your future upgrade options, as instead of buying a new graphics card when the current one feels dated, you can purchase a second identical card for an upgrade. I however don't agree with this line of thinking. Unless you are a hardcore gamer who is addicted to super-high framerates, a non SLI board will due just fine.

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Whats the difference between a Phillips DVD+RW and a Phillips DVD+RW/-RW, other than the obvious. The former was installed about 5years ago, but has started to be troublesome. If I replace it with the latter, am I inviting trouble?? Would appreciate helpful comments.

A:whats the advantage?

Nope just means it reads and writes to more media.... shouldn't invite any trouble except for 1 thing. If you use your own burnt media for home movies and whatnot check the DVD maker of your burnt media and ensure the new DVD-RW/+RW reads the same brand well. Certain players have known problems with certain types of media.

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Microsoft has a beautiful thing in Aero, but it isn't using it to the magnitude that it could be. One suggestion, cut out the white backgrounds on windows such as the control panel and windows explorer, and replace them with a glass background. If more than one window is open, make the active windows glass more opaque. That way items on the top window wouldn't be confused with items in the window behind it. That would be gorgeous! The Same idea could be applied to the start menu. The right side of the start menu is that beautiful glass, but the left has that bland white background. Make it all glass!

What do you guys think?

Post your critiques and other ideas concerning the expansion of Aero Glass throughout the OS.

A:Take Advantage of Aero

Hmm, having the background of Word 2007 transparent would be very cool. However, having too much glass in the interface could make things a mess. Trying to read the blue text in control panel over a blue background might be trouble.

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Zazula, et. al.

Hope this isn't violating something given original thread has been closed....but I do want 2 respond to last post, and thank U so much for the info U posted! Also, too late 4 my desktop (not my lappy) I was my usual Lemming and just hit "I agree; I am afraid not to."
That's verbatim.

On other hand....I did reconfigure Zone Alarm. I didn't block Gen Advantage, but I asked firewall to ask me.....and when I booted just now, by God, there was Zone Alarm bubble window saying
Gen advantage was tyring 2 come in....and I told it "NO! Now...I am onto U! Do not darken my portal again!"

And finally....only this second struck me how disingenuously slick is the choice of the word ADVANTAGE. omg......AND until I posted yesterday....I am ashamed 2 say it had worked on me from day one.

Snake oil salesman ploys.....I find it very depressing. Yes I know....essence of marketing.....that is not the point.

Thanks again!

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hi, i have a thing in my add/remove programs that says advantage, under details it says "vomba". how do you remove this from your pc, i have tried the add/remove, but it says that the cd is missing? and i know there was no cd used to install it, as it is some sort of adware or something. i do not know what program installed it...{Mod Edit: Moved from XP to AII forum~~boopme}

A:Vomba And Advantage

Hello and welcome.Is this an XP or another system?This is Adware ,I believe from a sceensaver page you may have used.Adware.Vomba is a program that may display pop-up advertisements.This security risk is downloaded manually from a Web page as part of advertisement-supported software packagesSymantecFirst go into the Control Panel,Add/Remove Programs and Uninstall ... Adware.Vomba and any thing Vomba that may be there.How To Remove An Installed Program From Your Computer Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click ... Read more

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I downloaded genuine advantage and it told me that my copy of windows was illegal. I then validated it on the website but windows validation still bugs me on my computer that it is not valid?

Is my copy valid or not?

And if it is then how can i get rid of the annoying message

If it isnt is there anyone i can contact in microsoft to get it working?

A:Genuine Advantage help?

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I need to develop a rudimentary vb script to access Advantage AEP using VB6 and DAO 3.51 or ADO. This is a simple single user utility script. I don't have VB.Net and don't want to spend the $$ to upgrade. Does anybody have a sample script in VB6 to access this database and to deal with multiple recordsets with looping, etc?

Thanks so much for your help.


A:Solved: Advantage AEP and VB6

I feel it would be best to upgrade visual basic for this. Visual Basic Express 2008 is free so upgrade to that and then you may find making your script easier. If you want help with or in Visual Basic Express 2008 then just ask

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Hi there, first post here

My cable ISP assigns two IPs to my account but so far I have only been able to use one of them. Is there any way I could put the second IP to use?

I currently use a Linksys Wireless G router. I've been thinking about adding a switch/hub direct to the modem, and put the router behind the hub, but don't think this is a viable idea. If anyone out there have a brilliant or workable idea could you kindly share that with me please?

Thanks for reading!


A:How to take advantage of dual IPs?

Very difficult to do, as the default ROUTE will dominate the connections and send
the traffic to that connection.

Many want to do this assuming we could get 2x the bandwidth - - not so

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I have an Apple Time Capsule and a Dlink DIR-655. Is there anyway I can configure them to work together? The Time Capsule creates my main network. Can the Dlink router extend the range/signal strength? or do anything with the time capsule?


A:Two Router Advantage?

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).

For reference, here's a link to a Typical example config using a Netgear router

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What is the advantages of windows 8 compared in windows 7? and what is windows 8 disadvantages?

A:Disadvantage and Advantage

Advantages:Faster bootMore SecureMore diagnostics tools and repair solutions.Pretty much the same speed using 8 as 7.Disadvantages:Drivers are not as mature, so in many cases you need to use drivers written for Windows 7. This is fine in some cases and not in others.Start screenLack of start menuCan't use F8 key to get into Safe mode, but its possible to enable that.Lots of random problems pop up, mostly related to the start screen.

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I am looking for the data flow diagrams for Deltek Advantage and Deltek will not give them to me unless I pay a years worth of Tech Support fees. Does anyone still use Deltek Advantage that has active tech support that could ask Deltek for this information? OR Does someone already have this information that would be willing to share?

I'd really parreciate it!

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Hi all,

I am far from a networking expert but I am wondering what would be the reason that my ISP is providing me 2 IP addresses, (Shaw Cable). Currently I am running only 1 PC and have just recieved a router/adapter for VoIP. I do plan on a second and third PC that I will put online as well as my Sony PS2. From what I understand, my router should handle all this from the one IP address. Is this correct? Is there a benefit to utilizing the second IP address? By having 2 IP's does this allow independant bandwidth? What I mean is, can I use one IP for my PC's and the other for my VoIP so that they do not steal bandwidth from each other?


A:What is the advantage of 2 IP addresses?

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I have a Wi-Fi card on my new laptop which can support both IPv4 and IPv6 however my wireless router connected to the internet currently uses IPv4. Now the IPv6 is free and not being used. Can someone who has another laptop with a wi-fi card take advantage of my ipv6 to access my computer or the internet in some way.

A:can someone take advantage of your IPv6 if it's not being used?

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I mindlessly installed Genuine Advantage, and well... I'm not exactly using a legit copy of XP. Although I do own a copy, I used this one with a false key. I'm sorry if I shouldn't be posting this here, but I do legitimately own XP.

Is there any concievable method of REMOVING Genuine Advantage?

A:Genuine Advantage

No TSF members will be able to help you on this one I'm afraid...if you have a genuine copy of XP, then you should use it :-)

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I'm running Windows '98. I'm not sure what else you need to know about my operating system.

When I try to open SQL Advantage on my computer I get this error message:
"Internal failure while initializing SQL Advantage. Please check that Open Client is configured correctly."

I don't even know what Open Client is.

I looked in the SQL Advantage User's Guide and found the error message, but I didn't understand their suggestions. They were, "Incorrect Open Client configuration: ·Check for missing interfaces file ·Check for error in registry ·Check for missing character sets or locales" What does that mean? How do I do those things? Help? I don't speak geek very well yet, but I'd love to learn.

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One way to take advantage of the imagination to help the memory is "telescoping" the elements of your list within a story. The trick is to use your imagination
and create a pretty bizarre story  super brain to
force you to create new neural connections. You can use a shopping list, for example, with a little 'imagination you can turn it into a funny story nonsense. If you're trying to memorize a list of people, places or concepts you will find hard to see with the
method of the stories. One technique you can use to overcome this .


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hello i was just wondering what the advantages are over a WAN ( WIDE AREA NETWORK) thank you.

A:advantage of ISDN in a WAN

In what context? ISDN is slow.

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I need help to remove "Windows Genuine Advantage Validation v1.9.9.1" from my computer. AVG found this Trojan horse Generic5 but it does not remove it. Please help.



A:Removal Advantage Validation from XP

"Windows Genuine Advantage Validation v1.9.9.1" is the name of a legitimate Windows component so this may be a false positive.AVG should list the file it thinks is infected in the Infections tab of the scan results. From there you can locate the file on your hard drive and upload it to VirusTotal.com to have the file scanned by 40 different anti-virus tools and view the results. Alternatively you may upload it here and I can take a look at it to make sure it's the real Windows file. You may also want to scan your computer with a different tool to get a second opinion (since no anti-virus program is perfect.) Trend Micro offers a quick scanner which is available here: Trend Micro Housecall (you want the 32-bit version.) Another good, but harder to use, scanner is Microsoft's Offline System Sweeper. It creates a CD or USB drive (blank CDs/USB drives provided by you) from which your computer can boot. It then scans your computer and offers to fix any malicious software it finds. This method is particularly effective against really nasty malware, but is also good for checkups. (As with Housecall, you'd want to get the 32-bit version.)

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I've got an 11 year old IBM ThinkCentre (from back when they were branded by IBM) running Windows XP SP 3 -- the same OS it had when I bought the computer, although I cloned it to a larger HD in 2007.  It's old and I'll be getting rid of it, eventually, and it's not my only computer, but it's convenient and I plan to nurse it along until it drops.  I've got it protected by a good firewall, a good antivirus program, and MBAM Premium.  Daily scans show it's not infected with anything.  I've been getting and running updates from Microsoft on a regular basis.
Tonight, out of the blue, I started getting nags that seem to be coming from Microsoft claiming that my "copy" of Windows might not be genuine and I have to resolve the issue by downloading a "tool" -- WGAPluginInstall.exe -- to validate it.  It does seem to be sending me to a Microsoft website.
Does this seem legit?  After Microsoft has been updating my system for 11 years without complaint?
Is it necessary?  I don't really want to download more junk than I need to.

A:Windows Genuine Advantage nag?

If this is WGA notification, it's junk. Use the tool to remove it. If the WGAtool shows WGA as not installed, I would not install it.
Edit: Changed link.

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I have a five-year old DELL PC and a NIKON CoolScan V ED film/slide scanner. I've been scanning slides for several months and editing them with ADOBE Photoshop Elements, and the results have been satisfactory.

Now I have my aunt's huge slide collection to go through, a project which I figure could take a year or two to complete. At present I'm considering replacing my PC with a MAC. I'm wondering if a MAC would make my slide-scanning in any way easier, faster, or better. Since I've had only PC's for 12 years and I've never used a MAC before, I'm sure there'd also be a learning curve to contend with. I'm leaning toward getting another PC -- unless I can be convinced that, in the long run, it would be worth getting a MAC, especially if doing would would facilitate my slide-scanning project. I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who can offer good advice. Thank you.

A:Any advantage for Mac or PC when scanning slides?

This will have a lot more to do with the scanning hardware/software than the computer used. You're right about the learning curve, which wouldn't be very steep in any case. My guess is you'd be using the same hardware in either case.

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I hope I'm not doubling a topic here...I did some looking around and didn't find my exact case anywhere...
I use AVG Free as an antivirus, and up until recently I didn't notice it had been disabled.  GREAT!  I fire it back up, get it updated and face the following....constant popups from AVG about threats, all of which are .dll files, all of which stem from the same foler - C:\programdata\windows genuine advantage - it says it's removing the threats, and that's great...but I wonder if it's not really hitting the underlying cause.  Based on a couple quick google searches it looks as though this could be a pretty nasty virus....is there a more effective way to cut the head off of this snake?  Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

A:Windows Genuine Advantage

Adware Cleaner Scan.
Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Scan button.
When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
JRT Scan.
Please download Junkware Removal Tool and save it on your desktop.
Shut down your anti-virus, anti-spyware, and firewall software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, right-click it and select Run as administrator.
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Please post the JRT log.
Adware Removal Tool Scan.
Download Adware removal tool to your desktop, right click the icon and select Run as Administrator.

Hit Ok.

Hit next make sure to leave all items checked, for removal.

The Program will close all open programs to complete the removal, so save any work and hit OK. Then hit OK after the removal process is complete, thenOK ... Read more

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Is there any way, using a router, to benefit from having two ethernet cards as far as bandwidth goes? I have a gigabit ethernet connection on my motherboard, and a 10/100 ethernet in a pci slot? is there any way to set up the two in order to receive more bandwidth?


A:dual ethernet: is there an advantage?

Nope. Your broadband connection is far slower than the 100mbit connection, so this will have absolutely no effect. Think of a hose with a Y connector, does it increase the water flow if you connect two hoses and turn them on? No, it just shares it between the two hoses, less for each.

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About Windows Genuine Advantage. I have a legal retail version of win xp pro sp2, and I don't mind that the win version is checked when I go to microsoft to download updates, but I do not want them to check win every 2 weeks, how little RAM or internet traffic it may be. So how do I avoid microsoft checking every 2 weeks?

A:Windows Genuine Advantage

Personally when asked to install that component I just uncheck it and click "do not remind me of this update" or whatever it says. As of yet it has not made a difference.

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If you haven't heard about this yet !!


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My stand alone dvd player says its plays DIVX cds and dvds but how would i convert say a home movie to this format so that it can play on my dvd player.
if i have a divx file can i just burn as data then play it on my dvd player?


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I'm having this problem with downloading the new version of Windows Defender and Media Player from Microsoft.com Genuine Advantage and was wondering if it anyone else had it too. First I thought it might be because I'm using Firefox, but it doesn't work for IE either.

When I go to the site to download it refers me to the page where I download the Validation ActiveX control, but then nothing happens. So I click the alternative method link, and click continue on the next page and get a "Page Cannot Be Displayed". What am I doing wrong?

A:Genuine Advantage Not Working?

In IE go to "Tools" >> "Internet Options"

Select the Security tab

Click on "Custom"

Be sure "Download ActiveX Controls" is set to either "Enable" or "Prompt" and "Run ActiveX Controls and Plug-ins" is set to "Enable".

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Last night I replaced a cd writer for a friend and all went well. Of course I had to power down the machine & in so doing so there were 5 MS updates for SP2 that ran. The updates installed sucessfuly & then I was prompted to install MS Windows Genuine Advantage; no problem. However following the install of Windows Genuine Advantage a notification flag appeared stating that he does not have a legit copy of windows.

The system is an HP 520W purchased new a few years ago and came with XP installed. The system is up to date running XP SP2 with all updates. Windows Genuine Advantage version 1,5,708,0 was the last update installed.

Is there a way to fix this without spending hours talking to MS Support???

A:Problem with Win Genuine Advantage

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I believe earlier this year, there was talk about a Windows Update concerning Windows Genuine Advantage (I tried searching my old posts, but they don't go back that far). Anyway, at that time the update was "voluntary," meaning that you could remove it for the time being with no adverse effects to your system.

So, I uninstalled it.

So, yesterday, i boot my (main) pc and as soon as I log in, I get a "Windows is not genuine" message. I followed the instructions and downloaded a file to check validity -- and I passed validation (as did Office).

So, is that "voluntary" update now mandatory?
(Just curious as my "problem" is solved)

A:Windows Genuine Advantage

There was talk of Microsoft Security Essentials sneaking that back in. But if you don't have that installed, it could have been an update as well. Microsoft is always checking

Microsoft Security Essentials: Upgrade

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