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Trouble flashing HIS x1800gto into having 16 pipes

Q: Trouble flashing HIS x1800gto into having 16 pipes

I have a HIS x1800gto that i know is unlockable with the right bios, ive acquired a bios that will do it its just that i am having incredible difficulty doing so.

My comp at first didnt have a floppy drive so i went with boot cds. The bootable cds wouldnt work for reasons unknown, i created like 5 of them, none would really get working so i jsut caved in and attatched a floppy drive.

created a bootdisk with atiflash, didnt work, reasons unknown, maybe because its a HIS ICEQ3 x1800gto and not a native (made by ati) card, so i used flashrom240, 237 and 16p. none worked. the same problems would come up-

device 0 not found
ati adapter not found
error 0FL01 when i tried to force flash.

obviously the card is there and is working fine. before this a while back and as recently as a few hours ago i attempted atiwinflash. ive heard horror stories about this program but it never really did or work for me till about 40 minutes ago. what i did was i just flashed it again with a fresh HIS x1800gto bios in an attempt to get flashrom to recognize my card. no dice.

now im at a loss since i know the card is there, its operating normally, its not overclocked, temps are prolly at 40c i would wager, so everything should be a go. anybody else have this card or been thru this?

thanks for any help my dudes.

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A: Trouble flashing HIS x1800gto into having 16 pipes

Flashing those cards isn't guaranteed to work. If it was, they would be sold with all 16 pipelines already enabled. Maybe MOST of them can unlock, but maybe yours just can't. Obviously, if they could ALL be flashed to 16 pipelines, they would be sold as having 16 pipelines because the company could sell them as a more powerful model and get more money from them. Those ones are cards that were made to run on 16 pipelines, but were unable to according to some test (however inaccurate that test may have been). This means that some WILL run at 16 pipes but some won't. I guess you just got unlucky

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hi all im just wondering what you guys would recommend a 7600gt XFX or a
X1800GTO or any above the GTO im not sure which one is better for the games i play i was thinking of radeon beause of HDR lighting i think its called i play games such as half life 2 counter strike source F.E.A.R. so any ideas or recommandations would be greatly apprecieated

A:nvidia 7600gt xfx vs X1800gto or any models above the x1800gto? which one is better?

If you can cough up the extra $10-$20 dollars (you're from America right) the general consensus seems to be from what I've read that the x1800 gto is the better card. Plus, another member, Rage_3k_moiz, often mentions that you can unlock more pixel pipelines on the x1800 gto, making it as good as a x1800 xl card, which is cool. I saw this one here GeCube x1800gto or if you want to go open box
sapphire x1800gto
Hope this helps.

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hello all,

recently just bought a x1800gto 256mb pcie for 65 but im having second thoughts... My budget was 70 do you think this is the right card to go for in this budget? Bearing in mind im using ebay which can be a little cheaper.

I was also looking at the 7600GT and others such as the x800 models should i have gone with them?

Play all sorts of games daily including call of duty 2, cnc 3, bf2, css etc

A:x1800gto good buy?

The X1800GTO is a good card. Sometimes it beats the 7600GT, sometimes it doesn't.

The only bad thing about it is that is uses a power hungry core, and is longer than a 7600 card.

And it's better than any X800/850 card, because it has SM3.0 and HDR support.

Nice buy

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I had my X1800GTO overclocked with ATITool before, but since I have reformatted and re-installled the latest drivers and chipset drivers (and every extra driver I had used before) I tried to overclock again but ATITool just gives me a blank look:

Core freq: 0.0
Mem freq: 0.0

I then uninstalled the ati drivers and installed the latest omega drivers to see if that helped but I got the same blank look. Then I tried Ati Tray Tools overclocking, which didn't work and also the Overclocker overclocker (if that isn't too confusing) to no avail. Yet, all of my games work fine (CS:Source, DOD:Source).

But, with my old AGP 9600PRO 256mb I got atleast 25fps on medium settings on DOD:Source and obviously more with my X1800GTO, but now since the reformat, I am lucky to get 20fps on the lowest settings you can have.

What I'm asking is:

Is my X1800GTO broken?
Have I used bad drivers?
Is it something to do with the chipset drivers?
And many, many more questions.


Any reply is appreciated.

P.S. I have an:
Intel Skt 478 P4V800D-X Asus AGP/PCI-E hybrid motherboard
Intel 2.2Ghz CPU
550w 24 Pin PSU
512mb DDR 400Mhz Mem
Crappy 5400rpm IDE 40Gb HDD

A:ATITool can't recognize my X1800GTO

I suggest roll-back your drivers.... or simply install an older version. Since this all happened after you renewed your drivers, I'm willing to bet that is your problem.

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I am trying to upgrade the PhoenixBIOS in a Gateway MP6954 laptop from version 77.05 to 77.12. I made a boot disk using the drdflash utility from bootdisk.com. I then added the Phoenix utility phlash16.exe to the disk, along with the 77.12 version of the BIOS (7712.wph). I am using an external USB floppy drive. The laptop booted from the disk, and at the prompt, I ran phlash16.exe. It quickly popped up with a message saying it couldn't find the BIOS.wph file, so I went back and renamed the 7712.wph file to BIOS.wph. I then booted again, and phlash16.exe proceeded through the read in. Upon completing the read in, however, I received an error message saying "Invalid Text Descriptor Size found in the interface." I googled this error message and found nothing. Any help would be greatly appreciated; thanks!

A:Trouble flashing BIOS

Run it from within Windows. That's how the update is supposed to be applied.

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Hi, I'm new here and I have a question about my monitor...

I have a Dell Dimension 2400 Series with Windows XP Home Edition and it's 7yrs old.

Google Chrome is my web browser of choice. I have my internet through my cable company.

Just recently, last few days, I'm noticing that things are flashing (white) on my monitor, no matter what site I'm on there's always flashing. Sometimes it'll be a box flashing here or there (just there and gone). Sometimes it's things I move the cursor over that flash. Also, when I use the scroll button on my mouse to scroll down, the top and bottom of my screen seems to flash white while scrolling. And, I dunno if this is a problem with Google or not, but...when I type the first letter of my search term the screen changes completely from my Google homepage to the page you usually get after you've entered your search term(s) and it's a witch trying to type out the rest of the search term/word. I have many tabs open at once and when I switch from one tab to another (one site to another) the whole screen flashes white once or twice before settling down. What the heck is it?

It can't be a bug or, you know, because I just had my computer fixed. Had the hard drive wiped and a new 1GB memory module installed because my system was low on virtual memory. Haven't downloaded anything but a few fonts. I don't download music or videos or anything like that.

I think it might be interference...(ok... Read more

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I'd like to start by saying I'm using an ASUS Laptop,Running Windows 10.

Ever since I activated my PC this morning,I've been progressively getting the small blue loading icon next to my cursor,flashing usually every second or two. I've searched around forums related to this,and some point to "spooler" being the issue, but I already ended the process,or atleast attempted,even via CMD Prompt, without the issue being solved

Any Ideas?

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My X1800GTO arrived yesterday and since I put it in, evertime I restart the PC I get one long beep and three short beeps, and because it is an American Megatrends BIOS this means that some recently installed memory is faulty and could be seated incorrectly.

So before I was going to take the side off and make sure it was in properly I went to get some food and when I came back I could start it up just fine with out any error codes and everything worked.

But, everytime I restart it now I get the error code and have to wait around 15 minutes until I can turn it back on. So, is this not a physical issue? Because I didn't have to touch any of the components.

Any ideas?


Any reply is appreciated.

A:X1800GTO causing failure to restart PC

just try reaseating the memoryes you probably hit them or touched them when you installed the vid card.

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Hey guys,

I am looking at either getting an nvidia 7600gt or ATI x1800GTO graphics card for my computer. I have been looking at benchmarks and reviews all over the net and still can't decide.

What would you guys recommend and why? Is ATI or nvidia generally better?

Feel free to suggest other cards also.

A:Trying to decide between nvidia 7600gt or ATI x1800GTO

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I have the Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 mobo with the dual BIOS. My manual says I need to download the new updated BIOS file from their website, save it to a 3.5 floppy and upload it in the BIOS. Well I downloaded version F6 from here:

The file in the red circle is the file I downloaded. The files in the green circle is the files I got when I extracted the file I got. Being that both the autoexe and FLASH895 are .exe files the file I need was obviously the top one. So I loaded it on the 3.5 floppy and restarted into the BIOS. When I got into the BIOS I choose the load from floppy option. Once it started reading the file it just quit after about 15%. It would only read about 15% of the file then it would just go back to the normal menu. Why? The BIOS is still not updated.

A:Haveing trouble flashing the Ga-965p-ds3

Usually it asks you where you want to extract the files. point it to the floppy drive. All extracted files should go on the floppy, not just one. it needs the autoexec file also

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How effective are heat pipes, could they be used to cool a P4. If the copper pipes were brought outside the case and placed in a sutible cooling medium e.g an ice bath and the section of the pipe that was in the case was insulated to keep the case temp down, would this make a suitable silent cooling system.

A:Heat Pipes

Heat pipes are now used in heat sinks very effectively these days. I was a little sceptical to the efficacy of heat pipes till I realised that most laptops use this tech to keep the CPU cool, and comparison tests have shown that its much more efficient thatn without it.

How it works:
Basically, it just provides a heat conducting rod with low thermal resistance. Therefore, its efficacy is reduced the longer it is. Its like stretching a metal rod over a fire, a short one you'd burn your hand pretty fast, a long one you might not feel anything at all for a long time.

Also, I doubt you'd want to insulate the section of the pipe in the case, you'd more probably insulate the whole thing. At least you'd insulate the bit outside the case, so that the cold temps from your ice bath will reach the PC. But you want it to reach the CPU, so you'd insulate the whole bit. And you'd need a really thick heatpipe....

I won't suggest you do that.

A better solution? Water cooling, and run your radiator through that ice bath of yours

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I am stuck between the asus geforce 7600gt and the POWERCOLOR X1800GTO. Which is better? The radeon has 256bit interface whilst the nvidia has only 128mb but the nvidia has better or equal specs in everything else. Which do you prefer?



A:asus geforce 7600gt VS POWERCOLOR X1800GTO

If i was ur place i wud get the Geforce! thats IMO is better

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Recently I was getting artifacts in games and noticed that the card was running hot so I got an Artic Cooler on it which is fine (much cooler now).

However in games I get the checkboard pattern over the game. The framerate is perfectly fine. Setting games to use 16 bit color / z-buffer reduces the problem slightly. I installed ATITool to see if underclocking would help then I noticed in the window "Active Pipelines: 8". Its a 9800SE, it should have four pipelines and every time I have used ATITool before it has reported four.

I have never done the soft or hard mod to this card.

I've tried a complete format and reinstall with various old and new drivers and the problem I still there. As I said the framerate etc. is fine. From what I have read about the softmod, the checkboard effect is often because the card can't handle the mod and do eight pipelines, so (hopefully) if I can set it back to four it will work fine.

Any idea why it would set itself to eight even though I have never modded it?
Is there any way to set it back to four? Maybe a bios flash that restricts it to four?

Thanks for reading.

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Hello, I just bought a hyper 212x a little bit ago and i smell something's that smells like its coming from the heat sink. I checked the the copper pipes sticking out of the heat sink and there was one that looked like it shouldn't be like it and was very small.

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Good evening. i am learning how to work with threads and process in WinAPI. During this, i faced with interesting question. When i created
named channel i used pipes. I used #define BASE_PATH_PIPE "\\\\.\\pipe\\PipeName". So can you please answer me. In wich folder pipes storaging in my computer. I used search on my hard disk and did not find it. Where i can find this storage with pipes.
Thank you

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I need help unlocking unlocking pipes and shadders for my 7800GT , like it says in the title.

Thanks for all the help I know I will receive!!

(450/1.08 OC'd @ 500/1.18)

A:Unlocking pipes and shadders for my 7800GT


:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

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 Hi, There seems to be 2 types of fan modules installed on the T460s (besides the one that is for the model with dGPU). One of them is with one heatpipe, the other one is with two heatpipes. Two Heat PipesSingle Heat PipeCan someone tell me what is the difference between two and which one is more efficient? Lenovo Staff maybe? Also what is the reason for that some i7 are with 2 Heat Pipes and others are with 1. There is also difference between the fan modules. The single heatpipe fan is with 4 wires, while the other one is with 5 wires.  P.S.> And NO it is not the i7 vs i5 CPU, because I have i7 and I am with single Heat Pipe.   

T460s - Core i7-6600U, 12GB RAM, 512GB SATA 6G SSD, FHD, EM7455 WWANT440s - Core i7-4600U, 12GB RAM, Crucial MX200 500GB SSD, FHD, WWAN

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A:T460s - Different FANs and Heat Pipes

The only one I have seen has 2 pipes.  Was one of them made earlier than the other?  (On the model sticker, there is a manufacture date after the serial YY/MM.)  The parts list only shows one manufacturer.  As far as 4 wires vs. 5 wires, I would expect it wouldn't matter.  Normally, only 3 wires are used - power, ground and tach pulse.  I would expect it wouldn't matter.  I looked at eBay for T460s fans for sale thinking I could see a picture.  They had 2 for sale - one with 1 pipe and 4 wier; the other with 2 pipes and 5 wires.

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ok, so it's an msi m/b


I'm only overclocking the cpu, using an Noctua NH-U12P

Will the m/b heatsinks cope with the cpu at around 3GHz?

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after you come from the cliffs and your heading into the pipes, right after the loading screen for the next stage my game keeps freezing my guy so he cant move but i can still move around, its really strange. My friend (who was the one playing at the time) said the same exact thing happened to his game in the exact same spot and it was fine before steam came out but since steam was released there was some update where now at that point it freezes on a bunch of systems...whats the deal? is this fixable?

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As it says "When I rebooted my computer" I will rephrase that. My computer erased everything, so I had to reinstall everything. My son put back his game "WOW" and he tried it out, but the game colours started flash, like strobe lights. The game was working just fine before I reinstalled everything.

Some help please, before my son kills me. LOL


A:Update on "Wow Trouble Flashing" 04-Mar-2007 12:30

spicefamily said:

As it says "When I rebooted my computer" I will rephrase that. My computer erased everything, so I had to reinstall everything. My son put back his game "WOW" and he tried it out, but the game colours started flash, like strobe lights. The game was working just fine before I reinstalled everything.

Some help please, before my son kills me. LOL

ThxClick to expand...

Hi there Spice
From what you say did you format C drive or did you just reinstall windows.anyway it looks like your video drivers are corrupt.
Try this it should clear it up.Down load Driver Cleaner Pro.It is a free and safe tool.install it and read the operating instruction.Remove you video card drivers with add and remove.then reboot into safe mode,and perform the driver clean.NOTE before you click on clean make sure you have picked out the correct drivers in the drop down box.Then reboot into normal mode and reinstall your video drivers.
Good look


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Hi Everyone!

I just joined and hopefully I can be of some help for others, but for starters I need to ask for help for myself! Before posting this, I did a search of the forums here but did not find anything identical to my issue.

I have a 10-month old Acer 5100 notebook that will no longer start Windows Vista (Home Premium if that matters).

A few nights ago I noticed the machine was at the "Windows did not shut down properly" screen (black background/white text). Unfortunately I was not around the machine when it got into this mode. The screen showed a list of 5 or less choices - I think the default highlighted choice was to let Windows search the hard disk for errors. I chose this but it didn't seem to start after watching it for several minutes. So being the impatient sort, I rebooted the PC and the same black screen with choices displayed. This time I selected 'Start Windows Normally' but when the system came back up it ends at the same screen again. (I believe the "Windows did not shut down properly" screen I was seeing was not the normal one I've always seen, but a different one with less choices, if that makes sense)

So I said forget this, I have a backup. I tried restoring a backup of the hard drive I made with Acronis True Image (I booted off the True Image CD). I chose to only restore just the C: partition. Both times I tried, it gets to over 50% complete then there's a message about the image being corrupt.

So I shu... Read more

A:Vista won't Start, Screen Hangs at Flashing Cursor, Hard Drive LED Always Flashing

bump for the day

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I have a hp split 13 x2 E8C05UAR#ABAWhen I use the tablet without keyboard and put it to sleep the white light near the charging plug flashes. I've checked the batteries and both are fully charged. Is this normal or a result of installing windows 10? While at sleep the white light will flash using up battery. If hooked up to the keyboard and put it asleep the white light on the keyboard near the charging plug flashes. Thank you for any information.

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I have read many places that MS SQL Server using Named Pipes is using port 139 and port 445. But I don't know when port 139 is used instead of port 445 and vice versa?

Are port 139 and port 445 actually duplicates?

I have limited knowledge in NT Networking.

A:Named Pipes, Port 139 and Port 445

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I have trouble whenever start windows the start button appears as a white box and nothing appears on the desktop just the (just the background, no icons nor the gadgets) then I tried starting it on safe mode and did system restore however when it does start the mouse pointer keeps on appearing as working in background. I tried virus scan with ESET and so far nothing is detected. Tried task manager and saw nothing running (aside from virus scan, explorer and firefox)

A:Mouse Pointer trouble and startup trouble

Run sfc/scannow, see if that helps.

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I tried looking this up, tried searching multiple ways and I am not getting an answer, so here I am.

Last night I cut 34.8 GB from one drive, pasted it to another. It said 50 minutes, I went to sleep. 8 hours later, it says 50 minutes remaining, so I hit cancel. It has now been canceling for around 30 minutes.

What can I do to stop this? Can I shut down? Will I lose all the stuff I'm moving?

A:Trouble pasting, trouble canceling paste

Hi valenz9,

My personal observation on above is that at times the system is stuck moving data if there are a large number of small sized files involved. It is usually advisable to copy and paste data first and then delete the unwanted data from older location for data security. However, as in your case you are already stuck moving the data and it is not responding anymore, I would suggest you to go ahead and End the copying process with the help of Task Manager (Right click on Taskbar and click Start Task Manager). Once you have killed the task, the data might be divided into two halves i.e. in old location and rest in new location. I would suggest you to utilize a third party data copying utility to copy the data in one place. Once such application is TeraCopy. Note that copying may take a long time if there are a lot of small files involved. Also, the program shared is neither recommended nor endorsed by Dell.

Hope this helps.

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Hello all,
I hope someone can help but let me first start out by saying I'm very computer illiterate and get very nervous about trying to fix the PC. A couple of months ago, my monitor screen would get a greenish-overlay to it, then switch back to its regular appearance. I can still read the screen, it's just a green 'pall', for lack of a better word, on the screen. I thought it was the monitor and replaced the new monitor with an older one. After booting up the computer, the screen was normal until it reached a certain point in the startup and then it got the green overlay. I've unplugged the computer twice and when I've turned it back on, the screen starts normal and then gets the green overlay.
As if that weren't enough, now today my audio has stopped working. It worked fine last night so I don't know what happened. The speaker icon in the tray has disappeared and I tried unplugging, restarting, and then plugging the speakers back in and nothing happened. I removed the Audiotek drivers and restarted, and the computer detected new hardware - 'Multimedia Audio Controller'. I selected 'Find Drivers', and it tried looking online for a couple of minutes but came back and said it could not find any hardware for the device.
I know people will need more information to help, so let me know what information is required and I will attempt to find it (or ask how to find it).

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to explain:
I am running windows xp and use a via vinyl ac'97 soundcard.
Midi control responds only after restart and only works for a fraction of a second.
I use a gameport adapter to connect to midi keyboard.
using programs fruity loops and audiomulch, both most recent versions.
Bios says midi is up and running, as does device manager.
Any ideas?
Is there a midi buffer that i'm somehow overcrowding?
Should I be able to see midi volume control?
Thank You from Somalia

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I have a N-Router system, and an HP Laptop, and they were working fine up until last night when I was trying to get my DSi onto my router. I was changing things blindly and I guess I didn't change something back. I don't know what I did, or even if I did anything. My laptop says there is a connection, although it won't connect to it, so I think the settings are messed up, but i've tried changing the settings over and over again.

I am using Windows 7, and I very much suck when it comes to computer terms when talking about them. Sorry.

I have a WNR2000 router.

Thank you. Tommy

A:Laptop and Router trouble. Big Trouble.

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I am wondering what is the meaning of this figure in my temp monitoring program. The +12V is flashing with a reading of 15.xxx and the line that pot the 12V in the histogram is in RED and stay way high of the 12V mark. Is it going to explode? oh deer it is my office com so could it be any harm for the hardware inside???

Could somebody explain the impact of this on my computer?

A:+12V ~15.5xx and flashing

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I have internet explorer 8 using windows XP.
I installed the latest Flash but pics are flashing only on internet explorer it doesnt happen with Firefox or Opera ...


Might try uninstalling and reinstalling IE8. While you have IE8 removed check IE 7 which it should have reverted back to (or IE6) and see if you get the saem results

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Dang it.. I've done it again. Can someone please help me get rid of this "in my face" flashing green pop up box??
I must have accidently downloaded the wrong thing and now this monster has taken over my windows 7 operating in IE.
When I try to go on IE this page comes up instead. Large flashing green pop up telling me I must click to update windows 7. (of course I don't touch it)
I had also recently updated Malwarebytes. At the time a scan found no new threats. When the problem started this afternoon I did another scan and it found over 100 threats, so I removed them. It didn't remove the pop up though.
You guys have been great in the past. I'm hoping you can help me out again.

A:Flashing pop up has taken over

Hello, please post that MBAM scan log and then do these.The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab.  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 Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click 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.   Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.Please download AdwCleaner by Xpl... Read more

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Each 2 minutes there is always a command prompt flashing on my screen. I don't know how it did that because I didn't download anything and then it just pop up. I looked it up on YouTube and it says that I need to download Rkill, but using Rkill did not help me at all, the cmd is still flashing on my screen. I looked it up on Google as well but, it also did not work. I tried deleting my recent downloads and it still flashes on my screen. I stopped someoff an unimportant stuff on task manager and it didn't work. If someone who also had this problem and solved it please let me know, and if someone knows how to help me please let me know.

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I'm thinking of upgrading to an ASUS A7V600-X and an AMD Sempron processor. The problem is that I need to flash the BIOS in order for the motherboard to work with it. Can ASUS' DOS-free BIOS flashing utility work without a CPU?

A:Need flashing help

As long as you install the Sempron after you shut down the computer at the completion of the Flash utility, leave your existing CPU in the computer to run the Flash.
I have never done this ,but it makes sense.You should wait until you hear from someone that's done it.
Or do you mean you have no CPU in that Mb
BTW Welcome to Techspot!

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When I connect the power supply to the laptop, it starts. It takes 5-10 minutes. And the power supply ceases to charge batteries. And the laptop is switched off and is no longer included. The charging indicator does not light. Only by briefly pressing the power button flashes 3 times. Then I take the laptop and set aside a couple of hours. Same story. Included with the charging running somewhere 5-10 minutes and off.

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having problem with pointer icon hourglass keeps flashing or minimizing window without being prompt, as if downloading something but not. what is going on ??? checked for viruses and nothing. do any one have a clue!

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I don't know who's to blame. For about a month now, after I've been sitting here a while, the screen goes black. For the next two or three minutes the screen will flash on for a millisecond, and gradually the frequency will lengthen, and then up to 12 minutes later back to normal. (HP Pavillion bought Nov 07, Vista Home Premium, AgNeovo F=17.)
Last week I thought it might need a new screen driver, so I got one, and for two days no flashes.
My other big problem is everything seems to be on a hair-trigger.
I'll want to click on whatever, and a box of choices or warning pops up, and I have to hit Escape to get rid of it.
I think that's related to the computer taking to where it wants to go, or refuses to go anywhere.
Latest example: I enter the forum and click on Post New Thread. It opens the window I'm looking at. I try to type my title. but when I touched the first letter, I am flashed back to Pre-Post new thread.
I finally typed it to a note pad, copied and pasted to get those words in.
Another program takes be back instead of forward, etc..

Any ideas appreciated.

A:Flashing off and on


It may be a s simple as a mouse driver that is set to be too sensitive. the monitor might be set to blank.

lets go look. go into device manager (type that in search) go to monitor and see if the driver is installed and working properly. If it isnt there or if there is a yellow triangle on it means the driver needs to be re-installed. do the same with mouse, video, keyboard, etc.

If there are any "unknown devices" (with yellow triangles on them need drivers.
let us know the results


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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 2:32:20 PM, on 12/16/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://results.dashbar.com/search?c=...==&ver=
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Sta... Read more

A:Still Flashing

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Download CWShredder and click on 'Fix' (it will automatically fix anything it finds for you). If it asks if you want to delete a certain random file, choose No and post that filename here.

Please download Ad-aware SE and install it if you don't have it already. Make sure it's the newest version and check for any updates before running it. Also go here to get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. To run this tool, go into Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection. Also make sure to customize the settings in Ad-aware for better scan results... Read more

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Since i installed windows 7 32bit, internet explorer keeps flashing and flickering and im not sure why!

Ive updated to tge latest version to no avail!

Im just wondering if anyone knows how to sort this.. Im not sure if its a hardware/software error but this doesnt happen with any other browsers.

Ty for your time


A:IE keeps flashing!

Try several things:

Go to search type turn on and off windows features.

Un check IE8, turn off computer and then boot and recheck the box. You have basically uninstalled (just turned off but it is almost the same) and installed again. Try that.

Does not work try this tool>internet options>advanced>reset. This will remove all add-ons.

Does not work try in safe mode and then report back.

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Am running winxp pro, and am bother by a constantly flashing cursor. I guess this is an indication of some activity...but what. How can I track down the application that is causing this..
Any help would be muchly appreciated
Thanks people.....

A:flashing hourglass

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I have never done this before. My computer is two years old. Is this something that should be done every so often or does it need to be done before I install
Win 7?

A:Flashing Bios

Flashing the BIOS should only be done if you are having a problem with your PC. Generally, by that, I'm talking about hardware recognition or something that is causing a problem booting. It is not something to be done on a schedule, and while flashing a BIOS is simple enough, it is also somewhat risky if anything goes wrong during the flash. Chances are that if you aren't having a problem with booting to XP, you won't have a problem with W7. Bottom line is don't fix it if it isn't broken.

Rather than flashing, I prefer to buy a new chip. It is super easy to install, if your MB's chip is socketed.

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I currently installed windows 7 premium, switching from Windows xp. Everything seemed to be going on. went through install, did all the reboots. I am using 32 bit operating system as well. The bios screen loads upon start up, after that the screen switches to a bunch of colors with flashing symbols.. Symbols are smiley faces, pretty much random all over the place. I have tried reinstall many of times, and I am not able to run in safe mode at all. I was trying to cut my losses and switch back to xp but that is not able to happen either. I have the bios set to boot from cd. I am able to load the windows 7 disc, but when I put the xp disc in, it is not able to load. I verified xp disc does work, by putting it in another computer, and the disc loads just fine. Its an E Machines 3200+ T6212. Using a ATI Radeon Graphics card, with a AMD 64 Processor. Any help would be great.pic

PS: the picture attached is from another user I was able to find off the net. I was not able to get any help from that post, but I am seeing exactly as the picture indicates

A:Flashing artifacts

Please complete your system specifications in the user control panel area.

Without that information nobody will really be able to assist you.

Presumably you used the W7 Upgrade Advisor and didn't upgrade from within XP?

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flashing icon thats has a(X) and a (?) flashing then it pops up saying that there has been a number of spywere etc found on the computer then my avg 8 says that the site is a bad site when i click the bubble

ps and when it happend they installed a suposinally spyware,trojan scanner sort of thing that kept sayin attack on port (example) 34567 and it jus wouldnt go away i had to
disable it in the MSCONFIG plz help plz

here is a log from hijack this do i need anything else??
Log File
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 09:49:07, on 18/06/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\BricoPacks\Vista Inspirat 2\RocketDock\RocketDock.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Terminator\sp_rsser.exe
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A:flashing(X)and a(?) in toolo bar??

bump up up up

come on been 3 days now it is realy lagging my comp i have had to shut what ever it is the installed off in msconfig

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Hi, I joined to get help with my computer monitor flashing. My computer is an acer aspire AM3470G-UW10P
and the screen flashes sometimes. its not the monitor because i tried a different monitor and it still messed up. There are little lines across the screen on the top and middle. and, i have an amd radeon 6530d graphics card. Please help, thanks!

A:Monitor flashing


Have you tried installing the latest graphics card driver? for your card.

Also, When you changed the monitor, Did you also change both the power cable and vga\dvi cable?.

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sorry if this is in the wrong topic. i recently purchased a Sanyo Katana and i want to activate with cricket service i was told too . "FLASH" the phone .. now i know how to flash a car computer but how does it work with a cell phone.. please help/be descreptive. if you cant answer try to post a resource thanks

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I have a HP Photosmart C3180 Printer. All lights are flashing and it says there is nothing on my SD card in windows. I have followed this http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...&cc=us&docname=c00476294&product=1146331#N187
but none of the solutions work.

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hello all, im getting a white flashing cursor upon boot up on my computer, after several reboots it will boot but very slowly. the xp screen starts out real light then fades in to normal tone and then it will boot. i read here that it might be a bad cable? hard drive? or boot file corruption. what is my best bet to start with? if u need more info about the computer please let me know what i need and how to get it here and i will do so. thank you so much for any help mark

A:Flashing cursor

Mark, some information about the computer would help. Desktop? Laptop? Manufacturer and model?

Problems: You are describing problems that may or may be related:
1. A blinking cursor on boot: did you make any changes or update in the video card? Did you update the video card before this started?
2. Lack of color on monitor: laptop or desk? LCD or older CRT?
3. Slow load on boot: new problem with cursor blinking or slow load anytime?
4. Do you start with a black screen, possibly with white writing, blinking cursor?.
5. Did you may any system adjustment before this began?
6. Do you hear any 'beeps' when you boot?

Check the Device manager:
Start> Run> type in devmgmt.msc> OK> do you see error icon by any sections? That is a yellow triangle with black ! point. If so, click on the + sign in that section to expand the Display Adapter and Monitor sections> and note which device has the error.

Boot into Safe Mode
Restart your computer and start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard.
Select the Safe Mode option when the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, and then press ENTER.

If a symptom does not reappear when you start in safe mode, you can eliminate the default settings and minimum device drivers as possible causes. If a newly added device or a changed driver is causing problems, you can use safe mode to remove the device or reverse the change.

Using Safe Mode to determine a basic source of a problem:
Safe Mode: Loads the... Read more

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