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Ram Works fine in single sticks, not working fine together :P

Q: Ram Works fine in single sticks, not working fine together :P

Hey,

I've been doing some online gaming (world of warcraft), and I kept getting these Error#131 issues. This would cause the game files to become corrupted and then I would have to repair, or reinstall. The WoW tech site says that chronic error #131 messages are either a Hard drive, Ram, or Motherboard issue.

Running the Windows Vista memory diagnostic tool has turned up some odd results, the initial test with a 1gb stick in slot #1 and a 1gb stick in slot #2 came back with errors. I then removed the ram from slot 2 and ran the test on slot 1 with 1 stick of ram.... no errors. I did the same with the other stick in slot 1.....no errors. this lead me to believe that it was slot#2 giving me the issue so I moved the ram from slot 2 to slot 3, thus having 1gb of ram in slot 1 and 1gb of ram in slot 3. After a little while......error#131 appeared.

So I then tested both sticks in slots 1 and 3 together and came back with ram errors, I then tested both sticks in slot #1, and then again in slot #2 and both tests came back fine. Any ideas on what this issue could be? I know both sticks are the same brand, speed, totally identical.

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Preferred Solution: Ram Works fine in single sticks, not working fine together :P

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A: Ram Works fine in single sticks, not working fine together :P

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I just opened a brand new T470s, running Windows 10 1709 x64 Pro. I noticed after Windows did some updates that the laptop was stuck on the Lenovo logo with the message "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter". I waited about 15 minutes, but there was no change.  I pressed Enter, but this did nothing.  I then powered the laptop off and then back on, and it displayed this message but then quickly moved past it to the rotating dots, configured Windows updates, and then successfully booted into Windows.I've done some testing, and what I've discovered is that the machine does not reboot successfully.  If some software wants me to reboot or I tell Windows to reboot, I get the behavior where it sticks on the boot screen with the Lenovo logo and that message about pressing Enter to interrupt the normal boot process.  If I shut down Windows and power it back on (or I power it off on that boot message screen and power it back on), it starts normally. I tried updating the UEFI and also Windows, but this hasn't solved the issue. Any suggestions or assistance is welcome!

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Hi There!

I'm not terribly technical so please bear with me. I really hope someone can help as this is driving me nuts...

I'm running Windows 7 on an HP PC wired directly into the Internet. Everything has been fine (more or less) since I bought it a year ago, but yesterday - for no obvious reason as far as I could tell - my main browser (Chrome) stopped working. I tried Firefox and IE, but they wouldn't work either.

Then I saw the Internet was still accessible - iTunes was working, Skype was working, and so on. It was just browsers. I tried reinstalling Chrome and Firefox - nothing. Using my laptop for the initial download, I installed Safari for Windows and - much to my amazement - it worked, but to go over to that permanently seems like a plaster over a major wound. And in any case, there is obviously something very wrong (although probably not terribly serious - I hope!)

Last night and this morning, I've been hunting high and low for a solution to no avail. There are threads on this site (mostly several years old and closed) too, and I think I've now tried every possibility mentioned there.

If I start up in safemode with networking, it's fine.

The only anti-virus product I had was Norton (sorry!) which I've uninstalled. I ran the removal tool twice to make sure.

I've just started work again after the summer holiday and need this machine for my job. If I take it back to the place I bought it, I can wave goodbye to it for sev... Read more

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Hey all,
I have some proprietary software that works great on a single-core processor. When I try to run it on a dual-core or above, the software loads, works once, and then messes up.

The software uses modems to dial out to our payphones. We found a work-around by turning off one processor in the bios, but then, what's the point of having a dual-core processor.

Please help. The software is doing this on Windows XP.

Thanks
 

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Hi

I am having a really difficult problem at the moment...
I am an IT Tech and all our pc's work fine on the network AND Internet.
I have a clients laptop with me, it works perfectly on the network but NO internet what so ever. I done numerous virus scans, Malware removal etc but with no luck sorting the problem.

Also, if it helps, when I try to repair the wireless connection "Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the followng action cannot be completed: Disabling wireless adapter" also previously, same error message but something about the DNS when repairing the wireless connection. the drivers are up to date. Realtek RTL8187. I have configured it manually including the correct DNS.

Also if i try to disable programs to run on startup through msconfig while in the Administrator account it tells me i do not have administrative rights, even though the account does.

Need to get this sorted asap, without a format.

Here is an attached HJT log incase you need a look.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:39:39 PM, on 11/18/2008
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\csrss.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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\s... Read more

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moving to hjt forums.
 

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Firefox 3.02 stopped working. I upgraded to 3.03, then tried a clean reinstall, then tried going back to Firefox 2. Tried running Firefox in Safe Mode. Also disabled Norton, and Windows Firewall. Also tried uninstalling Windows SP3. Nothing worked! IE and Outlook Express work fine. Before this happened I uninstalled the free Norton Corporate Edition which came with my new computer and installed my university's Symantec Antivirus 10.1.5.5000. I read somewhere that Norton uninstall can cause this problem, but don't know what to do.

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Recently got some nostalgia and wanted to play AOE. I have the original, the expansion pack, and AOE2 age of kings.
The original AOE and the expansion installed, loads, and runs flawlessly, I didn't have to do anything special.

AOE2 however is giving me trouble.
I click to launch the game, the disc whirs in the drive, and then stops. No load screen, no error messages, nothing.


What I've tried-
Running it in every compatibility mode option there is, as an administrator, tried changing color resolution, tried a clean boot startup, nothing has produced any change.

What's going on here?
It's frustrating that the original works fine, yet this one does not.
I understand it's available on steam, but I own the discs, I don't want to pay $20 for something I already own.

Ideas?

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I have a mid 2010 iMac 27" 3.2Ghz i3 4GB ram 1TB hard drive space ATI HD4870...

Running windows 7 x64 and OS X 10.6.6

I am using a wireless internet source from nearby, and the connection works great on OS X when I boot into windows the internet is completely un-responisive and when it does work its slower then glass (for those of you who don't know glass is technically a liquid)
I have no idea what the difference is...
 

A:Windows 7 internet not working...OS X works fine though

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Hi,
We have asp.net website on which we have used various JQueries. We are facing rather unusual problem in IE 9. 
For e.g-
When the page is loaded, on click of Jquery datepicker, calendar is not poped up, but when I press F12 and then refresh the page, the datepicker calendar is popup and I am able to select the date.
The problem resurfaces again if the browser is closed and open again.
We have this issue for datepicker, DataPagercontrol and phone masking Textboxs.
The Jquery version we are using is 1.8.9 which is then again updated to 1.12.1, but the problem still persists.
Please suggest.
Thanks in advance.

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hi,i had my laptop repaired for overheating and cooling fan issues from a hp service center. since the repair my laptop's touchpad isn't working. after that i formatted the c-drive and installed fresh windows 7 home basic on my 64 bit laptop. i installed synaptics touchpad driver but touchpad isn't showing in device manager. i then connected a usb optical mouse which works fine and then mice & pointing devices is visible in device manager. when i disconnect the mouse, mice & pointing devices disappears from device manager. also in mouse settings there is no tab for touchpad. i also uninstalled the mouse driver and reinstalled synaptics touchpad driver but no use. is it due to hardware problem caused during repair? or is it a driver issue? the touchpad worked fine before repair and i used synaptics touchpad driver earlier. how can i solve this issue?

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I cannot access the internet through EI or Firefox on our home computer that is running Vista.Ofcourse my laptop running XP works fine. I have tried a number of fixes from different forums and so far nothing has worked. I'm working off the same wireless network for both, I have had the Vista computer for about a year, and the internet as worked relatively well until about two days ago. The problem existed before I installed SP1 and has persisted after the install.

Can somone work with me on this to figure out what the problem is? Thanks.

A:Internet quit working w/ Vista OS works fine w/ XP OS

Hi -

Please follow the instructions found HERE - but you will have to copy AutoRuns and the batch file over to the Vista PC.

Attach all to post.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Tonight there was a lightning storm, I can't imagine how that could have had this effect, but I can't ignore the timing either. IE and Firefox just flat out quit loading anything

The address is not valid

Most likely causes:
There might be a typing error in the address.
If you clicked on a link, it may be out of date.

What you can try:
Retype the address.

Go back to the previous page.


But AOL explorer alone works beautifully......Though runs of speed tests are showing a shakey download/upload stream, although I'm still getting 8 megs/1 meg, and again IE and Firefox just flat won't work.

HELP please? Anyone?

A:IE just flat stopped working, but AOL explorer works fine

Have you tried a system restore to an earlier date?

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When i plug in my memory stick at home and click on computer and on removable disk, it doesnt want to show me my files. The program quits responding and I have to take out my memory stick. Sometimes, it will show me my files but it won't let me access them. It will take forever to act like its loading and then it won't and "Computer" says it is not responding. Is it my device? I bought it Windows Vista compatible. I dont understand why I cant get to my files. After removing the stick so my computer will go back to being responsive, the program "My computer" will not recognize the device again. I have tried all my USB ports, they do the same thing. I have restarted my computer and it does the same thing. I need help!!!

>>>To Blind Dragon. I have no pop ups. I also use Norton Firewall Security.

>>>To jobeard, Windows Vista fails to uninstall USB devices on my computer. Also, when the program "My computer" freezes up, u cant do anything unless u remove the USB first bc it glitches the computer.
 

A:My USB isnt working with my laptop, but at school it works fine...

Obviously its not the device. It has something to do with your computer.

When you plug in the device just let it sit for a minute, vista should go and get the proper drivers/firmware for the device.

Watch you tray in the bottom right hand side of the screen. Does a box pop up when you plug in the device.

Do you have a firewall installed if so which one?
 

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I have a HP 15-d005tu laptop. The keyboard has suddenly stopped working when I connect to Wifi, but starts working when the airplane mode is turned on. When I connect to wifi I have to use the on-screen keyboard which really slows my work. Please help.

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Hello, I am new here. I have an HP Pavilion entertainment laptop. Everything was functioning just fine. Then, windows update happened. It was a critical update that cannot be undone. I performed the update. Immediately after all of the preinstaled HP software quit working. I fought and fought and I have most of it working again but all of it is very buggy and crashes a lot. HP Help and support and HP health no longer work. I had to install the vista versions and I run them in compatibility mode. They still don't work rite. Another critical update was released and then my internet port on the side stopped working. My laptop cannot connect to the internet through it but will via wireless. In the hardware manager my internet card shows up as the driver failing to load. It is Realtek PCB family controller. Uninstalls and re installs don't work. I even used a registry cleaner (registry first aid) to uninstall it so as to remove all the registry keys. Letting windows try to install the driver fails as does letting the realtek software try. Also, every reinstall just adds a number to the end of it. I am on Realtek (3) now. I need to get this driver to work but it will not. I am not seeing a whole lot about it so I guess this isn't a common problem. Everything else I have works fine so far as I can tell. I also tried using the file browser to hunt down all things realtek related and delete them. Windows just gives me the new hardware box, puts back what I del... Read more

A:Wired internet jack not working but wireless works just fine

Run Windows System Restore - choose a restore point prior to the installation of the Windows Update you mentioned -
START | type rstrui

What is the exact model number of the HP laptop - look on the label on the bottom.

Registry cleaners are unnecessary and can cause registry damage -

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...er-401950.html

http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ml#post1722857

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I need help on my pc's front sounds socket, the back works fine with sounds and mic. Im using realteck sound driver and its all set that the front and back sounds is supposed to be working but the front cannot detect anything.
 

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Hello,

I have a networked computer that is experiencing the following issues:
1. Logmein traffic works perfectly, is it super fast and I have no issues.
2. Internet will not load, or loads impossibly slowly.
3. Dropbox does not load beyond 1KBs and then will drop out
4. Updates will not work/download
5. Downloads/ftp traffic fail

What I have tried.
1. switching ports it is plugged into on the router, to a port that another (perfectly working) computer is plugged into.
2. Changing IP address
3. Running the norton removal tool
4. Logging in under a different account
5. removing the hosts file
6. Setting IP to dynamic

I have had no luck beyond that...any ideas? I am a CCNA here and this is simply driving me NUTS lol

Thanks,

William

A:Internet, ftp, dropbox and updates not working but logmein works fine.

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

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So this happened before. I bring my computer over to a friends house for a couple days, then when bringing it back to my house and hooking it back up the mic does not want to work with skype or any program that records.

Had this happen last week then it just fixed itself. As of right now everything is plugged in the right spot, all the checks and green bars move when i talk into it in the windows settings. Even when I go to monitor mic option i can hear fine, it is working.

Just for some reason it is not working with any chat program. It is not working in skype, steam, and windows recording. WTF is going on here

A:Mic stopped working with programs, works fine with monitor check?!

Check that the device the mic is currently plugged into is set as the default device:

The level indicator and monitoring functions will still work for non default devices, but only the default device will be used with applications (unless the applications themselves have the option to override this).

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hey guys
so i finally decided to install win7 x86 - everything went well - put all the standard stuff on there etc - i rebooted many times because of installations and updates
on my last reboot it just got stock in the bios screen (verifying dmi pool data..success! etc)
so i rebooted, same thing, took the disc out, same thing - turned off boot devices same thing
tried to use window's useless repair tools (whatever happened to repair install?) which didn't help - so i decided to format and reinstall - then it says it was unable to do that (partition error or something)

the annoying this is...is that this EXACT..i mean EXACT same thing happened when i installed vista sp1 from scratch - this happened - and to fix it i had to leave my pc open overnight with the hard drive cables all unplugged..in the morning with my fingers crossed i tried the installation again - and it worked.

my d: always disappears (single hard disk sata 233gig (250)) - sometimes it'll vanish from my computer and stuff - but this can't be the problem because the d: is a single drive on its own - my c: is a25gig partition from my e: - so it's completely unrelated.

does it matter how i replug the sata cables (2 of them) into the mother board? - they're both being recognised anyway

this is really annoying though - mostly because there isn't really an explanation - and because this random stuff always happens to my pc! - is it my hard drive because that's the only thing that would half- make sense :-/

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Did you delete/recreate the partition? If you haven't then do this first and try re-installing Win 7. I wouldn't recommend removing the watermark as that can have unpredictable results.

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Hello, as i stated in subject i own lenovo v330 laptop. Last month i spilled beer over keyboard and everything worked fine for 2 weeks. After two months display stopped working, but when i connect laptop via HDMI to the TV i can see desptop just fine. I would also note that under very bright light i can see what is going on on laptop's display, but the screen is very indistinct. My question is,  is there any simple solution to my problem? Is there any specific place where i should take a look inside laptop to figure out if my laptop is still repairable? If not, would it be possible to change motherboard? Is that someting i could be able to achive with minimal skills when it comes to such repairs ? 

A:Lenovo v330 display not working - HDMI output works fine

Hi daproof,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
You may need to replace the LCD panel.
 
You can check on the hardware manual (here on page 63) if you have the tools and skills to change it. You can get the LCD OEM part number here to check online or on service parts center to purchase.
 
 
Here is the article guide that can also help.
How to Look Up and Purchase Accessories, Upgrades, and FRU/CRU Replacement Parts
 
At this point, it is likely a failed lcd backlight as image still is visible onscreen when illuminated but you can try to reseat cables first and check areas you can clean but setting expectation for LCD panel replacement.
 
I hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards

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Yoga 13 - touch screen works fine when installing windows 10, but not working after installed, starting from the reboot configuration... There is "HID compliant touch screen" in device manager. I am confused...

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Hi,My recently bought P53 can't seem to connect with my ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock (Type 40AN) but works fine on my X1E, I've double checked all the connections and nothing is wrong and had also updated the dock firmware to the latest version but still no go when connected to my P53, does anyone faced similar issues? Any help would be appreciated. Rdgs

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I have the Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 3000 with the laser mouse. It seems to work fine for everything but in COD or MOH it stops responding or sticks when i try to walk forward or whatever. I have to let go the key and hit it again. I updated the drivers from M but it didnt help.

Any ideas?
 

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Hi have a PB SW51 laptop, AMD Turion 64, 2gb DDR2 ram.

It has been running windows 7 32bit fine for over a year now.

Foolishly I decided to give Win 7 64bit a try.

The installation went like clockwork until final reboot to start windows (after installation complete)

The splash screen displays, then freezes, then I get BSOD telling me my BIOS isn't ACPI compliant.

After Googling for info I read about removing a stick of ram, which I did, and hey presto it boots with no problems.

I've run memtest86 for 3 passes on each stick of ram with no errors.

I know that Win7 64bit is best with 4gb of ram but thought I'd give it a try anyway.

Now I really wish I hadn't as I decided to reinstall the 32bit edition and am now getting the same error
with that.

please help.

Don't know why I'm getting this error now. As when I first got the laptop, over a year ago, I installed Win7 32bit without problems and it ran sweet as a nut.

A:Win 7 laptop freezes on boot with 2 sticks of ram, but fine with 1

Did you try with each stick of ram individually? If it works with one and not the other, replace the defective one.

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I got a system in recently with a weird issue. It would reset after a few minutes, and then shorter and shorter intervals on restart continually. I tested for all the normal stuff (power supply, temperature, unplugged the video card) and checked the error logs but only the unexpected restarts were listed, with no suspicious events around them.

If I removed a memory stick it ran fine though. I thought it was a bad stick but I ran memtest on both sticks without errors for a few passes. Immediately though if I plug in both sticks the system won't stay on for more than a minute or two.

I adjusted just about every bios setting concerning memory without change, and tried loading bios failsafe defaults.

Anyways I'm considering between just telling the owner that the system can only support one ram stick now, likely due to some motherboard fault, or trying to do a bios update though I'm a bit hesitant that if there are issues with the motherboard maybe I should just leave the bios version alone.

I'd be interested in hearing others takes on the issue.

CPU- AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ 2.40GHZ
Motherboard- amd690gm-m2
RAM- CORSAIR CM2X1024- 6400C4 800 MHZ 4-4-4-12
 

A:System restarts with two memory sticks, fine with one

Often a faulty memory stick will work by itself, but then fail once running in duel channel.

Unfortunately this is very difficult to test with two sticks, so there's no guarantee that this is the issue. You may just have to buy some new memory.
 

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Thinkpad 13 Gen2 touch screen works fine when installing windows 10, but not working after installed, starting from the reboot configuration... There is "HID compliant touch screen" in device manager. I am confused...

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Probably this is something simple in IE7 options/settings but I failed to figure it out.

This is happening on my desktop (am writing this on my laptop). It's failing to connect, with the exception being "secure" sites - https://....

Email is working fine.

Thanks
LSPSWR

PS this happened after we did Microsoft livecare free scan and implemented corrective actions (malware/virus deletions); it then prompted us to reboot, then indicated new Windows updates to install, and then it prompted us to re-install IE7
 

A:Solved: IE7 fails to connect to sites with http, works in https; email works fine

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This is a strange one and i'm hoping someone can help me solve this!

I have a work PC with XP on with 2 x Nvidia 7300 GS graphics cards in. The system doesn't have an onboard graphics card and i've only got 2 so i can have dual monitors.

I tried to install Windows 7 Pro (32) on a seperate partition and it kept BSOD (hardware error 000124) on the 2nd reboot before finialising installation. The only way i've found of not making it BSOD (or just go to a black screen then restart) is to pull out one of the graphics cards and run it solo. With this done everything seems to work.

It will also happily boot into Safe Mode with both. I've got the latest NVidia driver from the site and it's been installed but that makes no difference to the issue.

Any ideas or should i just get 2 new gfx cards?

Cheers,

Craig

A:BSOD with Dual GFX cards, fine with single

craigeve, welcome to the forums.

For the stop 0x124 in almost all cases it is a hardware problem,

http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...-what-try.html

which in your case seems to be fixed by pulling one of the cards.

As for using two cards for dual monitors, why? Unless you have an oddball video card, it should have two ports (if not three; a combination of DVI, VGA and/or svideo; and if three, only two of them can be active at one time).

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I have searched and read articles until I am blue in the face, jumped through hoops and burning rings of fire, and near lost what little mind I have, trying to get this situation sorted.

We have four machines on our home network; two HPs with Windows 7 Home Premium; two DELLs with Windows 7 Pro.

I have finally managed to get our network sharing working as it should --- with a single exception, all four machines and all four "users" can access anything anywhere on any of the other machines.
However, there is one user (who is Administrator) on one of the DELLs that, no matter what I have tried, can only access a single public folder on the other DELL; anything else on the other DELL machine that the user on the DELL in question tries to access immediately gets a notice that they do not have the proper clearance to access and to notify the network administrator, etc., etc.

This user can access anything on the other two machines.

The other DELL can access everything on the DELL that cannot access it.

I can log in under a different user and access everything that the other user cannot.

When I try to simply add this specific user to the permissions list in advanced sharing, it will only let me verify user names "from this location"; it will not allow me to type the name of the other machine, nor change the "location" in any way; when I click "Location", the only choice it lists is the machine that I am on and will not allow me to add an... Read more

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Hi guys,

I am having this problem since couple of days, my wireless internet connection is working fine i can go in my messenger but i cant browse any websites at all in normal mode.. i tried piniging these websites it comes back fail. but it works totally fine in safe mode, pls pls help me out as I have to study for my exams.

Thanks guys
Sunny
 

A:My internet not working on normal mode but works fine in safe mode PLS HELP

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Hi, I am having a mojor headache with a Toshiba Satellite Pro A120. The screen has started switching to blackout at random times and is happening more and more. It doesn't matter whether W
Jayindows has loaded or if I enter the bios,or boot from CD,or leave it sat waiting for me to select a boot device. It more often than not goes black but you can still see what should be on the screen, it's just not lit at all to see clearly. The laptop itself is still working fine as it works on an external monitor and makes system beeps, cd spins up etc.
Have tried the following:
Adjusting various settings in the graphics properties and within the bios but makes no difference.
It also switches back on if I press FN + F5 to swap monitors but goes off again after a few seconds.
It's not overheating as it's been stood all night and still happens sometime during boot when stone cold.
I've tried booting with / without the battery - no difference.
I've tried booting without the HDD - no difference.
I've tried removing the battery, pressing power for 60 seconds, then add battery, power and boot up again - no difference.
I would have sworn it was the inverter but it does the same thing with an inverter I know works! don't think it can be graphics as it works on an external monitor and doesn't go off.
I'm out of ideas and seeking a genius to sort this for me please!!!
Cheers

A:Satellite Pro A120 - Black Screen - Fine on External Monitor - LCD fine

Apologies, the bit that says " *It doesn't matter whether W*
*Jayindows has loaded*"

Should actuall read: " *It doesn't matter whether Windows has loaded*"

My laptop keyboard is knacked too!

Jay

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Have major graphics display issues with Firefox & IE! Chrome is the only browser I can view web pages & buttons, icons, stationary etc. perfectly. All browsers have been updated. I can hardly use Firefox or IE.
I prefer firefox but the buttons, email stationary icon links & other web page graphics are invisible. My email stationary tools are invisible. When I mouse over the graphic links (icons) I see the ALT tags & the links do work even though invisible!

For example, the font color chart shows no colors, only black outlined boxes, like a grid with no colors to select. Can't see any the Emoticons, Bold, no tools what so ever.
The graphics are lacking. Very bare bones.
A picture can explain it best.
The Chrome browser is the only browser I can use without any issues.

I took out my Nvidea graphics card a year ago when it went bad & am using my
inbuilt SiS graphics. I've tried everything with no success.
I'm wanting to check my webpage & landing pages in different browsers but I can't until I can resolve this.

Appreciate any help in this matter!!!

Windows xp sp3

SiS accelerated graphic port
silicon integrated system
providor SiS Version 7.2.0.11i70

SiS Display adapters
651_661FX_741_760_760GX_M661FX_M661MX_M741_M760_M760GX

Thank You!!!

A:Chrome Page display graphics fine, Firefox & IE NOT FINE

A picture can explain it best.Can you please post said picture?

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I am working on a machine that will go on-line without problem using AOL 9.0 (which I hate), but will not function using IE I just get Cannot find server:

The page cannot be displayed
The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings.

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Please try the following:

Click the Refresh button, or try again later.

If you typed the page address in the Address bar, make sure that it is spelled correctly.

To check your connection settings, click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options. On the Connections tab, click Settings. The settings should match those provided by your local area network (LAN) administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).
If your Network Administrator has enabled it, Microsoft Windows can examine your network and automatically discover network connection settings.
If you would like Windows to try and discover them,
click Detect Network Settings
Some sites require 128-bit connection security. Click the Help menu and then click About Internet Explorer to determine what strength security you have installed.
If you are trying to reach a secure site, make sure your Security settings can support it. Click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Options. On the Advanced tab, scroll to the Security section and check settings for SSL 2.0, SSL 3.0, TLS 1.0, PCT 1.... Read more

A:IE only gets DNS; AOL works fine

Problem solved, I ran Spybot and fixed what it found, now everything is working again.
 

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Linksys PCI G Wireless Adapter has stopped working after a semester at college. The network was wired there, so my desktop was plugged into it for 3 months, but the adapter itself was safe.
It worked before I left for college, and I just got back, set everything up again, and it is detected in device manager, I enabled, disabled, reinstalled drivers after removing the old ones, and tried installing and uninstalling it.

When at college, because this is a Vista machine, I had to update my drivers that manage my wired connection, because they were not working when I first got to college. I was wondering if this may be the cause of the problem.
 

A:Wireless fine, wired fine, back to wireless, not fine.

can we see a device manager and also an xirrus screen shot
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Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.
http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx
Direct link to the program is here http://wpc.475a.edgecastcdn.net/00475A/XirrusWiFiInspectorSetup.1.2.0.exe

{If the above link does not work heres another link http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html}

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

A user guide is available here http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector/xirruswifiinspectorguide1-2-0.aspx

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and ... Read more

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Ok, We just updated our modem from a Motorola SBG900 to a SBG6580.

Speedtests are substantially better.

We have 2 laptops, 2 desktops, 2 Xboxs, and a PS3 all running on the network. All of them are running amazing...except for (of course) my desktop.

I can run speedtest on my desktop and get around 12Mb, but when I try to browse the internet, websites take stoopid long to load and sometimes won't even load. But to make things even more strange, when I stream a video from youtube or something, it will take years for the video to start streaming, but once it does, it flies.

Talked to Motorola and all they could say, is if you have an internet connection, its fine.

No settings were changed at all from the time we turned off the old modem to the time we activated the new one.

Virus scan checks out. Tried on both Wireless and Wired. All drivers updated. Was about to format my computer but I lost my damn Win7 install disc. >< Please Save Me.
 

A:Speedtest fine, browsing speed not so fine.

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Briefly, I've been using my monitor instead of the laptop screen for over a year now. Everything works fine. Suddenly yesterday the monitor went black! It's actually still functioning on some level but doesn't keep the display. I was doing something on the internet, possibly saving a password in RoboForm, maybe just wandering. There are no error codes or indicators.

'Longly'....
When I reboot, having previously changed the setting to dual - laptop & monitor, it briefly flashes the Vaio splash screen, then black, then briefly flashes the Windows splash screen. Then black. The laptop screen is fine. I've tried both 'Single Display - Monitor' and 'dual display' - Laptop as Primary; 'dual display' - Monitor as Primary, and in none does the monitor work - laptop screen always works.

If I unplug the VGA output from the laptop, then plug it back in, the monitor briefly (maybe 1-2 seconds) shows the desktop images perfectly! Then black! It seems that everything is actually working just not properly! It's making me crazy. I did try downloading the most current graphics driver from Intel...nothing. The monitor continues to show a green light (indicating that it is receiving a signal). The audio (plugged from the monitor into the front of the laptop by a separate plug) continues to play thru the monitor.

To Recap: Display on 'Monitor only' has worked just fine for a year. Now it won't show any image... Read more

A:Laptop fine, 2nd monitor fine - but no display!

Bump.....still hoping....
P.S. I DO have a signal! Just no display on monitor.
 

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My new ASUS motherboard arrived this morning. removed and installed the new motherboard and booted up for the first time POST was successful which is a blessing for any system builder. Although, it was lacking the proverbial BEEP. So I am thinking, it must be the internal speaker, maybe I put the connectors backwards. checked all the cables and they are all connected and present.

Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z 990FX
Processor: AMD FX Series 8150 3.61Ghz
CPU Cooler: Hydro Series™ H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
RAM: Corsair XMS3 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz
SSD: OCZ Agility 120GB X3 SATA III
HDD1 Gamr Drive only
HDD2 Backups
Soundcard: Creative SB Recon 3D Champion
OS: Windows 8 Pro

No problem because I have across this before, so I updated the BIOS to the latest stable version. to my surprise this didn't resolve the issue. it boots fine it POSTS with no issues and I can access the BIOS. There are a few other things I can try. Take out all the RAM and then see if the motherboard haves a screaming fit and beeps like crazy at me. I shall try this later. I have created a small beep.bat file which consists of the following.

Within CMD I typed in the following command. cd desktop so you create a txt file on your desktop called beep.txt
Code:
echo. echo. ^G >> beep.txt
Open the beep.txt file and in there you'll find echo. [] The square represents a BEL tone which is sent to the speaker. I you use Notepad++ it will look like this
Code:

@echo off
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A:New MB works fine but no beep...?

You could always try holding down a key
on the keyboard while the computer is booting.
The keyboard buffer should fill up and the computer
should start beeping at you.
 

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i know i'm completely new here but I'm having some issues with my system. i recently got some new parts to rebuild my system, trying to stay on the cheap side and watch my budget. im not a hardcore gamer but i do play some fairly new titles. what i've bought so far: ath. xp2700+, 1gb (2x512) ddr400, radeon 9600pro 256mb agp8x, and a board which is the only part i have not recieved yet.

yesterday I put my cpu, video, and ram on my dads board just to check things out. everything worked fine. installed the video drivers, etc. installed a couple games, farcry being one, and tested a few things. all was good. well my dad wanted his pc back . so i took all my parts out and put his back in, (keep in mind i use a wrist grounder or whatever you wanna call it). later on that night I redid the same thing again. i put my parts in, turned it on, did a few things here and there and the thing freezes on me. i had done everything exactly as before. i restart and this time the windows log in screen doesnt show up but just shows a black screen with a mouse pointer. after a couple more attempts i finally get into windows. i do a few things here and there, try to play a game again and it continues to freeze. now it works for around 5-10 minutes and freezes.

also the fsb is 333 which the mobo supports.

the only thing that concerns me is the board specs say it supports ddr ram up to 2700... but i'm using ddr 3200... it worked great the first time... Read more

A:it works fine... for 5 minutes!

You didn't say if you cleaned off the old thermal compound and reapplied fresh Arctic Silver. I'm talking about the CPU to heatsink contact surfaces.
 

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I have a MSI-875P neo motherboard with 512MB PC3200 DDR400 made by Infinion. I also have an ATI Radeon 9600 Pro card, and 3 Ghz prescott chip. My problem is that I cant see anything on the Monitor. POST comes on fine but I cant see anything. I know the Monitor works because ive used it with another computer. I have no Idea if my video card is working or if I have the wrong memory installed. I tried my old video card which is a Nvidia GeForce2 MX400 and I get the same result. Maybe it is not compatible with the two other motherboards. I also have a New ECS 848-P motherboard and when I try switching the motherboards I get the same result. I know the CPU works because it is brand new too. Most of these things were bought because of this problem. By the time I'll fix this problem I will probably have enough spare parts for another computer. I need help.
 

A:Monitor Works fine but cant see anything

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Hi guys, I connect to my router using a Netgear WG111v3 USB adapter with WPA security. It works fine for about 5-10 minutes then websites won't load anymore. I am using Vista so I can't use my onboard network card because Vista doesn't support WPA
I can ping websites still which makes me wonder where the problem lies. For example I can go on google fine, then later I can't connect again but I can still ping it. That goes for all other websites even if I haven't gone on them that boot. Anyone got any ideas what is going wrong? Because it makes no logical sense for this to be happening. Thanks.
 

A:Internet works fine, then

So later you can still ping google, but it will not let you view google using your browser?
 

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System Configuration
P3 866Mhz,
256 MB SDRAM
Intel 810e (or 815) Chipset
40GB Hard Disk
1 Samsung CDROM drive - 52X
1 combo drive(cd writer + DVD)

Till recently I was running Windows 98 SE plus Windows XP Professional.
Recently I needed to install Linux on my system so I removed all partions from my 40GB hard disk and created new partitions for windows leaving around 6GB unformatted for Linux.
After formatting the windows partitions, I installed XP Prof. from the bootable cd.
Next I installed Mandrake Linux 9 on the system.
Things worked fine for a day or so after which Windows started hanging and restarting unexpectedly and with increasing frequency.
Amazingly, this restarting problem occurred in Linux too..
Doubting the installation, I repartitioned, reformatted, reinstalled XP from various installation cds but to no avail. The restarting problem still exists.
Now I have installed Windows 98 SE where there is NO problem of restarting.
Again, if I try to install XP as an upgrade to 98, either the setup itself hangs/restarts or if I am able to complete the setup ,XP continues to restart and hang randomly..

I think I have checked the RAM to be in place and not loose.
Besides, the CPU fan has been unmounted and cleant of all dust..
But this has not helped the situation.

Incidentally, I discovered, that the grounding of the PC plug point was not working properly and I was getting current on various parts of the CPU cabinet.
Though I’ve got this fixed now, could this be rel... Read more

A:xp keeps restarting but 98 works fine

Any chance of substituting another power supply?

It's possible Win98 is starting ok, just due to putting less of a load on the PSU -- although I would expect that to be true of linux as well...

You might have had some damage there due to the bad grounding or excess current drawn.

And you certainly could have damaged motherboard components as well -- have a look for swollen, charred or leaking capacitors for one ....

I really think this may belong in the Hardware forum, as I probably won't have much else to say. If you want me to move it, just say so.
 

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I have 2 hdds. One hdd with win xp sp3 and everything works great. Second win7, it worked fine for 1-2 years now. I formated and reinstalled win 7, and problem begin. Just started to restart every single time when I boot win7. Sometimes it's on loading, sometimes just in installing of something, randomly I guess. I performed a series of clean installation of win7, 32 and 64 bit, still problem is there. Disabled 1 hdd, still nothing. I tried everything and read everything, done every possible thing with hardware, still nothing.I went in event viewer, and normally this one:
Log Name: System
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
Event ID: 41
Level: Critical
Description:
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.

Clean install and it restart just at Loading windows, so no drivers and nothing installed yet. This problem just occur suddenly, without any changes or whatsoever on my pc. Just re installing the windows. And once again win xp works normal.
I already did memtest, update bios, enable speedstep, replaced RAM, tens of clean installations and same thing..

specs:
Asrock G31M-S
Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2180 @ 2.00GHz
GeForce GT 640
RAM DDR2 G.skill 2gb (I bought this new one, I replaced kingmax didn't work either)
Codegen 400w psu
hdd 1:Hitachi HD 160gb
hdd 2:Maxtor 80gb

It's an older pc, but it works for my needs.

PLEASE HELP !
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A:XP works fine WIN 7 reboots

You can run diagnostics on the hard drive by downloading Seatools and making a bootable disc. Do the short and long test.

If either test fails, the drive needs to be replaced.

See this for how to make a bootable cd:

How to Burn a Bootable ISO File

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My other laptop and my wii are both connected to my belkin router and work fine but my main laptop keeps losing connection can i please get some help out there.........not very tech savvy.

A:Everything else works fine except for laptop!

We need specific information to help answer your question so would you please repost this with appropriate answers to the questions that pertain to your problem, so we can better help you fix your problem quickly.

Computer: Brand Name & Model #

Age of system and relevant components if different :

CPU: Brand, speed

Ram: Type, amount, speed

Operating system: Windows 98, 98SE, ME, XP Home, XP Pro, Vista or Other

Do you run Anti-Virus software: Brand Name, version #, is it up to date?

For Video or Graphic problems:

Video Card: Brand Name, type, speed, Chipset, driver version and date

Video settings: resolution, advanced settings

For Internet problems:

Modem: Brand name and date of driver

Type connection: dial-up, cable, sat/DSL, other

Browser: IE, Netscape, Firefox, Sea Monkey and version #

For Network problems:

LAN or ethernet card(s) or adapters: Brand, # of cards

Router: Brand name, type

# machines on network

Network settings and IP configuration


Please state your specific problem and when it started

Did you change anything, install any hardware or software before the problem started?

List any recently installed software

List software running in background ie: anti-virus program, mail programs, backup software.
(Run,msconfig,ok,startup) and what is checked

Any power disruption or incomplete shutdowns

Failed Scandisk/chkdsk or defrag attempts

Use of any “tune-up&... Read more

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