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[Solved] HJT Log-Windows 98-please help

Q: [Solved] HJT Log-Windows 98-please help

This is a windows 98 HJT Log, seems like some problems, I ran CWShredder it was clean-ran adware it was clean-ran Spybot it caught 21 items which of 13 were gator I didn't write down the others one was Alexa related, I deleted all they were red, however now I keep getting a box coming up that says Spybot S&D has detected an important registry entry that has been changed.
Category-Active X Distribution Unit
Change-Value added
Entry {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B6}
Then---Allow change or deny change--I clicked deny chage to be safe.
Also Spyblaster says there is no Host files to back up
She left her computer on a few days ago and was gone it was lighting and when she came back and tryed it it started in safe mode she does not no why. she get on the net no problem but getting alot of errors in quick books when she does her book work heres the log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 10:57:04 AM, on 8/5/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.50 (5.50.4134.0600)

Running processes:

O2 - BHO: Web assistant - {9ECB9560-04F9-4bbc-943D-298DDF1699E1} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHELPER.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: @msdxmLC.dll,[email protected],&Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O3 - Toolbar: Web assistant - {0B53EAC3-8D69-4b9e-9B19-A37C9A5676A7} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AdBlocking\NISShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] c:\windows\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] c:\windows\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WorksFUD] c:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\wkfud.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Portfolio] c:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WksSb.exe /AllUsers
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft Works Update Detection] c:\Program Files\Microsoft Works\WkDetect.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CHotKey] mHotkey.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TIPS] C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~8\tips\mouse\tips.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [POINTER] C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~8\point32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Welcome] C:\WINDOWS\Welcome.exe /R
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LexStart] Lexstart.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LexmarkPrinTray] PrinTray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Norton Auto-Protect] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\NAVAPW32.EXE /LOADQUIET
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Norton eMail Protect] C:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\POProxy.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AtiCwd32] Aticwd32.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AtiKey] atiptkad.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AtiQiPcl] AtiQiPcl.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadQM] loadqm.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINAMP\WINAMPa.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec Core LC] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe start
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [URLLSTCK.exe] C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\UrlLstCk.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Symantec NetDriver Monitor] C:\PROGRA~1\SYMNET~1\SNDMON.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Gator] "C:\Program Files\Gator.com\Gator\Gator.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [ccEvtMgr] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [ccSetMgr] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [ccProxy] C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\CCPROXY.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SndSrvc] C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\SYMANT~1\SNDSRVC.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [msnmsgr] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [AIM] C:\PROGRAM FILES\AIM\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - Startup: ATISched.lnk = C:\ATI\ATIDESK\atisched.exe
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Works Calendar Reminders.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\wkcalrem.exe
O4 - Startup: AGSatellite.lnk = C:\Program Files\Audiogalaxy Satellite\AGSatellite.exe
O4 - Startup: Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar.lnk = C:\MSOffice\Office\MSOFFICE.EXE
O4 - Startup: QuickBooks 2002 Delivery Agent.lnk = C:\Program Files\Intuit\QuickBooks Pro\Components\QBAgent\qbdagent2002.exe
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Define - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Reference 2001\A\ERS_DEF.HTM
O8 - Extra context menu item: Look Up in &Encyclopedia - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Reference 2001\A\ERS_ENC.HTM
O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra button: Encarta Encyclopedia - {2FDEF853-0759-11D4-A92E-006097DBED37} - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Reference 2001\A\ERS_ENC.HTM
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Encarta Encyclopedia - {2FDEF853-0759-11D4-A92E-006097DBED37} - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Reference 2001\A\ERS_ENC.HTM
O9 - Extra button: Define - {5DA9DE80-097A-11D4-A92E-006097DBED37} - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Reference 2001\A\ERS_DEF.HTM
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Define - {5DA9DE80-097A-11D4-A92E-006097DBED37} - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Reference 2001\A\ERS_DEF.HTM
O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AIM\AIM.EXE
O12 - Plugin for .spop: C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Plugins\NPDocBox.dll

I would appreciate it if you could get back to me, thanks

Preferred Solution: [Solved] HJT Log-Windows 98-please help

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: [Solved] HJT Log-Windows 98-please help

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I am a beginner and I need to find: Temporary Internet Files folder in Windows Explorer: Can anyone explain the step by step procedure to do so.

A:Solved: Solved: Find: Temporary Internet Files folder in Windows Explorer

Temporary Internet Files are located within the users's profiles, such as:

C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files

Each user has its own files.

Open Internet Explorer. Select Tools, then Internet Options. Under Temporary Internet Files click on Settings, then View Files.

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Got hit by Vundo a couple of days ago but was able to clean up thanks to priceless support from D_Trojanator . Just did a successful system update (from Windows 2000 SP2 to SP4) and a couple of hours later this pop-up message appeared

[WEBQUOTE]Message posting service (I'm translating from French)
Message from SYSTEM to ALERT on 11/10/2005 18:49:35
Windows has encountered an Internal Error
Your Windows registery is corrupted
We recommend a complete system scan
To repair now![/WEBQUOTE]

And then a few minutes later, the same pop-up message but with a different url : http://FixReg32.com

Is this problem related to
a) trojan.vundo
b) collateral damage while fixing trojan.vundo
c) updating windows system

Can anyone help me again? Thank you in advance.

In case it is needed, here is my latest HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 19:38:53, on 11-10-05
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ccPxySvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMPAT~1\GES... Read more

A:Solved: Vundo solved but registery corrupted after Windows update

Disable Messenger - http://www.itc.virginia.edu/desktop/docs/messagepopup/

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Ok guys I've just sorted out my black screen problem, I know so many cases of black screen are different but I thought I'll post mine so you can check if it works for you.

1.First open up an image editor.
2.Take a print screen.
3. Ctrl + V it into the image editor.

IF YOU SEE YOU HAVE 2 WINDOWS SCREENS BUT ONLY 1 MONITOR THEN THIS IS YOUR SOLUTION. If not and you still have black screen, sorry I can't help you.

1.Start > Devices and Printers.

2. You should see two monitors, right click the 1 on the left. (Likely to be the default, although both monitors are actually the same because you only have one!)

3.On the "Multiple Displays" drop down menu select: Duplicate these displays.


I am aware this is a quick fix and doesnt get to the root of the problem but at least it works. I also disabled the monitor on the right (properties, advanced, properties, disable).

Another way to check if this is your problem without print screen is if your mouse goes off the right side of your screen but stays within the top, left and bottom parameters.

Hope this helps.

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Have a new Compac with Vista, tried to replace with 2000 SP4. When I try to install 2000 setup from CD I receive a blue screen telling me ACPI BIOS not compatible. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

A:Solved: Solved: Replace Windows Vista with 2000

Welcome to TSG....

I think it is too far to go back operating system wise. People going back to Windows XP are doing better but all of the drivers for that particular operating system are needed and with the BIOS being wrong for windows 2000 you are up the creek with out a paddle.

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I run XP, SP2, HP Pavilion t550.uk. The problem I am having is every so often when I start up machine I get a error message saying "that windows has recovered from a system error", In the system event viewer it gives the following info.

Error Code 00000020. parameter 1 82a81cf4. parameter 2 fffffffff.
parameter 3 00000000. parameter 4 00000000.

There is also a Application error 101 saying

"wuauclt (3764) the datar base engine was stopped"
I followed the links on both error message in event viewer to MS site but can not find any thing that would relate to my machine.

I can not put my finger on any thing I mite be doing to cause this. I have goggled this errors, but could not find any info.

Please can anyone help

A:Solved: Solved: Error message at windows start up, HELP

Go Start>Run and type in msconfig. In the Startup tab, untick Windows Updater, Apply, OK and tick the "Don't show this message again" box, then OK. Check in Task Manager to make sure no updater processes are showing. It may be that a download of updates was interrupted so go to the Microsoft site and check for new updates manually.

If this doesn't stop that message, post back.

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We recently did a Windows Update to our Windows Vista Home Premium operated system.

This is the update:
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (KB936330)

Installation date: ‎10/‎09/‎2009 2:42 AM

Installation status: Successful

Update type: Important

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) is an update to Windows Vista that addresses key feedback from our customers. Windows Vista SP1 addresses specific reliability and performance issues, supports new types of hardware and adds support for several emerging standards. After you install this item, you will have to restart your computer.Click to expand...

It says it did it on the 10th, but we actually installed it on the 9th. It always off by a day even if the date and time on our computer is right.

HOWEVER, this has changed the appearance of our system back to something that would be on a Windows 95 or earlier computer. I am very bugged by this and I'm wondering what's happened.

We installed an update for a 'Service Pack 2', hoping that it would fix this problem, but we turn on the computer this morning and nothing's changed.

The icons still have the Windows Vista look but that's about it. I would like to upload a screenshot of our desktop, to give you guys a clear understanding of what's happening however I click the attachment icon above but it doesn't do anything.

In case you need our computer's system information:

It's a HP, model SR5123WM with a ... Read more

A:Solved: Windows Update and now Windows Vista looks like Windows 95??

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Hey folks!

When I started my computer today, i was told it could not boot due to \windows\system32\config\system being missing or not working properly. It explained I could pop in my Windows XP cd to go to the repair thingy(don't actually know the name - my computer settings is in Danish, I hope you understand). And nothing happened and I was told to write EXIT to restart the computer and other than than a cmd promt where i could type commands. Due to not being that tech savy, i decided to get online and search around for a way around it, if it existed.

I read that others had the same problem and various other stuff how to solve it. Most popular the "copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config" and "chkdsk :c /r"

I hereafter tried the chkdsk c: /r method seeing as moving/copying things around with no idea what i was doing could be a bad idea.
It ran the CheckDisk test, and said some problems were fixed. But when i restarted the computer the problem was still there.

Now my question. Should I attempt the copy method, and is there anything special I should note? OR is there another way to do this. A windows install on top of my own? But I really don't wanna lose any data, as I have a lot of work on it.

Some details which might be important:
1. The XP disk I used to start the repair is not the XP disk used for installing the XP version i have on the computer. (I had a copy of XP, and then bought a new computer with XP al... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Cannot boot windows - \windows\system32\config\system missing or broken


With some help from my brother(who is a lot better at this than me) we tried the copy thing. Moved the old system file away, and brought in the system.bak from the repair folder, renamed it to system and rebooted.

Now it didn't say anything about the system file missing or being broken, but came up with the windows loading screen, then went to black and for a very bried moment came up with a blue screen with some text on it before it restarts.
I can't make out what it says on the blue screen because it is so very brief.

And now it just reboots over and over again. Have we done something completely wrong?

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Hey guys. I made a post similar to this in windows 2000-xp-2003 forum, but no responses. I recently installed windows 2000 on my moms computer. Since then, every computer is detecting an "internet connection" in the XP Network Connections. WHY? Its slowing the internet down, and Nobody on the network can acces the windows 2000 files. she has no problems doing anything, printing-seeing files- you name it. The XP machins can print to my printer (since its on my computer), but nobody can acces her computer. can you please help me?

A:Solved: windows 2K makes ALL windows XP machines see Internet gateway in Network Connections

Ok the "internet Connection" thing came from the router I have (Netgear MR814v2) haing UPnP enabled, which made it do that. The File sharing is also fixed, the problem was Mcafee persoanl Firewall wasnt lettin me into her pc, since mcafee was blocking it.

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So I just reformatted my computer with Windows XP SP3 and some minor issue is really bugging me. I've seen other computers before like this, but this is the first time this has happened to me. First off, I think the two problems are related, but whatever, the first is a drag & drop issue. Anytime in the explorer windows when I click and drag (whether selecting files or not) it no longer appears as a lightly colored box, and instead a gray box with nothing but an outline of the area selected. When I select more than one file and begin to drag them, they no longer appear as semi-invisible files, and now just are gray outlined boxes. When I move or expand/minimize a window, it doesn't show the window moving, just a gray outlined box moving where the window would be. Of course when you let go of the click, everything is as it should be, but it's just something irritating me at the moment after 10 years of usage.

I am pretty sure it all ties into each other as the same issue, most likely a registry thing, but thanks to anyone who can let me know what to do in order to get back to what it should look like. I wish I could better describe it as I know it was a little hard for a real accurate description. So basically, a lot of the maneuvers that should be happening are looking more like an older version of Windows.

Whoever can help, thanks. If you want to know more info just ask.

A:Solved: Drag & Drop + Moving Windows changed after re-Installation of Windows (Regest

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Yesterday, when I double clicked on an MP3 I'd just downloaded, Media Player didn't start. I tried using a launcher to open it. When that didn't work, I tried opening it from Explorer, but no go.

Today I wanted to run a search to make sure a backup operation had worked correctly. When I clicked the Search Button I got a blank Search Companion the color of my desktop.

Usually, I use another player to listen to music, even though WMP is my default player. And usually, I use Search GT instead of Windows Search when I'm looking for a file. So - I don't know exactly when the applications quit. I am wondering if it has anything to do with Windows latest update. However, I don't see anyone else posting about this problem.

My system is fully patched. I ran a virus scan and got nothing. Event viewer doesn't show any errors. Very odd. Computer is running fine, no problems except for this.

Suggestions would be welcome.

Thank you,
XP SP3 Home 32-bit
HP Pavilion - Pentium(R) 4CPU
512 MB RAM

A:Solved: Windows Explorer Search AND Windows Media Player Stopped Working

Never Mind.

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I am getting this error....and a timer and windows shuts down after 1 minute.
I found an old thread that said to go to
start>run>type "shutdown -a" I did that, and it took away the timer.
In the previous thread it said to download HJT and post in the malware forum, but I cannot get to the HJT site It just keeps saying the connection to the server was reset (all of my other internet sites are working fine)
I have scanned with Avira, MalwareBytes, and Ad-Aware.
How can I get HJT so I can find out what is wrong?


A:Solved: Windows XP Media Center, Windows must restart because DCOM Server Process Lau

Sorry, you can ignore this one. I got HJT to work from another location listed on this board. I will review more info, in the malware forum and see what others have to say for the same error.

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Hey all,

After completely accidentally doing something called "RAID" to my hard drives, i am in the position of having to re-install Windows. Unfortunately the Windows disk keeps telling me that i have no hard drive.

I have found this tutorial: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...d-disk-drives-during-windows-xp-installation/ ...which seems to be based on the assumption that the problem is that Windows XP does not have SATA drivers.

I don't know if that is the problem, but i am going to try it anyway. Unofrtunately, you need a SATA driver to try it. I have been to the manufacturers website: http://www.gigabyte.com.au/products/product-page.aspx?pid=1719&dl=1#driver

...and found a list of drivers for my machine. One of them says "SATA RAID". I don't think i want RAID, and, looking at the manual that comes with that driver, it doesn't look like it is a SATA driver, it looks like it is for something else involving RAID that i don't understand.

Does anyone know how to get a SATA driver?

A:Solved: Installing Windows XP Home; Windows refuses to recognise hard drives

I believe the SATA drivers you need are these ones:

"Intel ICH5R /ICH6R /ICH7R (Preinstall driver, press F6 during Windows* setup to read from floppy)"

Download them and extract them onto a floppy or CD, then during the intial windows setup (when it is loading device drivers) it will come up with an option to install 3rd party SATA / RAID drivers, you press F6 at this point and then browse to the drivers to install them. This should allow the system to utilise the SATA drives to install windows.

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I am trying to install XP on my 2000 but it says: Windows XP Setup does not support upgrading from Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional to Microsoft Windows XP Professional.
Setup cannot continue.

Do i have to reformat my HD?
Do i have to reinstall everything on my HD some stuff i dont have the cd any more.
Like Office 2003

A:Solved: Windows XP Setup does not support upgrading from Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

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i have 2 partions 1 was called S and my main as C(how i had it since i brought my laptop) but then i went to boot into safe mode and now my S partion is C and my windows partions is D, how the hell it happened i dont know, recovory doesnt seem to work and i dont have a system restore or anything that works, how can i get the letters to change? i tried
"ren S:/ > E:/" in a console window but that didnt work either im not sure if thats the right command for that i kinda made it up cos i thought it looked right, please help, i have a lot of important work on there.
please help iv been without my laptop for about 3 hours now trying to fix this

EDIT, i fixed the problem now, messed around with diskpart and bcdedit for the last 8 hours and i fixed everything now

PS vista sucks, hopefully windows 7 wont have problems like this.

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Hi all I have been wanting to upgrade my laptop from win7 home to pro for a while and now final going to get it done,
The product key which I am planning to use is from MSDN Academic Alliance Software Centre see link: AUT SCMS Microsoft Product Key Distribution Centre
Can I use Windows anytime upgrade with this key...I don't want it falling,
It's most likely a volume license and I know enterprise won't work with WAU and they are also volume licenses

Many Thanks


A:[SOLVED] windows anytime upgrade on volume license windows home to pro???

Do you have serial number for WIN 7 Pro also did you download and burn to your cd as an ISO file. I mean is it ready for installation.?

I had XP and i download same website win7 pro and i am using 3 computer very fine.

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Is it possible to disable Windows Live Messenger and Windows Media Player ?

A:Solved: Is it possible to disable Windows Live Messenger and Windows Media Player ?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 6108 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset, -1265 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 595439 MB, Free - 545055 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0K83V0
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

When I download and install Windows Live Email 2011 onto Windows 7 64bit, will the installation automatically
find and install the correct server designations? Will the app then be ready for immediate use or is there anything else I have to do?

A:Solved: Windows Live Mail 2011 Installation on Windows 7 64bit

Windows Live Mail 2012 is the most current version.

I personally use it with Windows 7 32-bit.

If I remember correctly, you need to enter the correct email settings for your Internet Service Provider(ISP) after it's installed.


After you download and save the wlsetup-web.exe file, close all open windows first, then double-click the saved file to run it.

Make sure to uncheck all the extras you don't want to install with the email app.

If you don't, you'll wind up with a computer full unnecessary apps.

If you're not sure how to install it and set it up, you need to have a computer-knowledgeable person help you.


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The title says it. If I shut down and boot up, WinExplorer works fine, but after coming out of hibernation or sleep mode, WinEx hangs...I get a msg saying it's not responding and a choice to shut down Ex or restart it. Also, can't move a file from one location to another, etc.
I've run malware scans, updated drivers and ran a SFC scan. The SFC scans results in a msg that says "there are corrupted files, but it was unable to fix them...see the CBS log for details". The log is quite lengthy (over 1mb txt file) and I don't understand it, so I've attached it....oops, looks like the file is too big to upload (1.01mb). Ok, I zipped it and it should be attached.

I've hunted the net for solutions, but can't quite find the same conditions I'm experiencing. Also same condition exists in safe mode (although I don't have a choice to hibernate there), so I ran the SFC utility and came up with the same message regarding corrupted files.

I'm running Win 7 Pro w/SP1 on a Dell Optiplex 64bit and 6gb of RAM...and plenty of HDD space. I appreciate any ideas to fix this. Thanks, Dondd

A:Solved: windows explorer stops responding after resuming from hibernate in windows 7

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As the title suggests, I want to upgrade to my machine to Windows 64 bit doing a clean install. I was wondering though, since I have two physical drives installed, (one for the os and the other for media) will it just erase the contents of the drive I install it on or will it erase the contents of both drives? Thanks for any help on this.

A:Solved: Upgrading from Windows Vista 32 bit Home Premium to Windows Ultimate 64 bit

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Please help! For the past few months our computer has been constantly popping up virus messages. Every few seconds we get a Windows antivirus message that says windows has detected spyware... As soon as I close this box it reappears. Every 2-3 minutes we get a Windows Security Alert stating Warning! Potential Spyware Operation! And sporatically we get a Trojan Found message from McAfee VirusScan although I can not delete the infected file.

I looked through some websites and messages on this board looking for help. I downloaded Super Antispyware Free Edition and ran that program. It deleted 450+ items but the computer is running no better and the messages are popping up just as often.

Moreover, I can not access my control panel through the start menu and can not add or remove programs.

I have seen some people post similar problems and they are told to run a Hijack report. I am not sure how to do that or what that means.

Can someone please advise? Thank you so much in advance for your help!!!

A:Solved: Windows antivirus, Trojan Found, Windows Security Alert

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the task bar no longer brings windows forward, and only brings some forward when i minimize and maximize. What system files would i need to replace or what would i do to fix this little bug? i dont want to go through a whole repair install for this little quirk.

A:Solved: windows explorer, brings windows forward when selected, but not on task bar

dashdanw, Go to the link below and under the letter "T"-"Taskbar" click on "Minimized Programs Missing" to download a vbs file.

To use the VBS Files: Download .vbs file and save it to your hard drive (you may want to right click and use Save Target As). Double
click the vbs file. You will be prompted when the script is done.

NOTE: If your anti-virus software warns you of a "malicious" script, this is normal if you have "Script Safe" or similar technology enabled. These scripts are not malicious, but they do make changes to the System Registry.



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Evening all,

I'm having a weird issue concerning Windows 7 Home Premium, running SP-1, 64-Bit Edition. To fully explain what's happening, please note that I will state everything that happened leading up to the issue to better portray my problem.

This morning I woke up and the first thing I always do is switch on my PC to check email and to have a quick chat with my friend who lives In Australia before it get's late over there. My PC was on, running S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Call of Pripyat via steam at the time, whilst still talking to my friend in Australia. Whilst typing to him, my system locked up mid sentence.

I left it for 15 minutes, got Coffee to wake up, still froze.. I had no choice to manually switch it off via the Power Button on the Tower. When I switch the tower back on, I had no Display on the screen. Now, this isn't actually the problem, I've fixed this kind of issue on a friends PC before and knew straight away my Memory Modules had just died. I removed the RAM, switched on, waited for the long Beep to confirm my Mobo was still breathing.. Placed one Module back in, black screen, tried the other etc etc.. Simple fix, get my spare RAM that I saved from an older build, stuck them in, powered up.

At this point I had to fix a corrupt winload.exe (Or similar) likely due to me having to turn the power off manually.. I hit the Recovery Console, let Window's do it stuff, corrupt file repaired, hello desktop..Just to confirm it wasn't a o... Read more

A:Solved: Windows 7 - Cannot Boot Windows/Safe Mode/Recovery/Disk

Hmmm, It seems I've just resolved my own issue.

I didn't realise but I seem to have replaced my 4GB (2x 2GB) with a mixed pair, although they both worked fine at first. I've removed one and replaced It with It's partner, now the PC seems to work fine. I'm typing this post from It, so, so far so good.

It was to my understanding Memory Modules worked fine in a mixed pair, the only downfall being they would be as fast as the slowest module?

Either way, issue resolved.

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Ok I had to put windows 2000 on my moms PC, which is part of a network, and now EVERY computer on the Network sees an "Internet Gateway". WHY???? The only computer that can see shared files is my moms with the windows 2000. theres 3 more computers all running windows xp. how do i fix this? File sharing is now available, but I myself believe the internet is being slowed down. THe Internet gateway that windows XP is picking up is reading 8.0 mbps. My connection has gotten as high as like almost 2, but it should not read that.

A:Solved: No more windows file sharing after windows 2000 computer networked!?


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Last week Firefox was crashing every 10 minutes and every day this got worse. I determined it was not a Firefox issue as other programs were crashing too. I then received the Blue Screen of death saying the file:" win32.sys" may be causing the problem. I re-started my computer in safe mode and no programs would open, i would get errors saying it could not locate the program. My computer then crashed again with a different error on the blue screen (the message is slightly different every time).

I tried a repair installation of windows which did not work.
I formatted the hard drive completely and re-installed windows which did not work.

I now cannot even log on as every time I boot up I get a message saying the computer has turned off as a result of a fatal system error. : ?Stop: C000021A (Fatal System Error) The session manager initialization system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0XC000026C (0X00000000 0X00000000) The system has been shut down.?

The computer is a Dell Dimension 4700
It is over 7 years old.

Is this likely to be a hardware fault?
Is there a way to solve this problem?
What would you recommend I do?
Thanks in advance.

A:[SOLVED] Windows XP Blue Screen. Re-installed windows and it did not solve the proble

Hello and welcome to TSF.

It sounds like the hard drive is dead and gone, especially because of your description of how it progressively worsened. Run SeaTools for DOS to be sure: SeaTools for DOS | Seagate

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Just today I decided to download the Windows 8 consumer preview and setup my PC to dual boot with it. I am running Windows 7 home premium 64bit and the 64 bit windows 8 on my other partition.

After setting up a separate partition on my harddrive and loading windows8 to this partition, I was all up and running. I had no problems setting up or running windows 8, the problem came when I booted back to windows 7 for the first time.

When I booted into windows 7, I was getting the "unable to identify network" error, and no network connectivity. First thing I tried was simply disable/enabling my network adapter thinking it was just some hiccup. No luck there. Next I pulled the power from my router, and let it completely reboot. Still no luck. I then shut down my pc and booted back into windows 8 and sure enough I am able to get internet connectivity when I am running windows 8.

This got me to thinking that when I loaded windows 8 there may be some new drivers installed for my network card that are somehow causing issues when I load into windows 7 again. Not sure how this is possible, I was under the understanding that when I loaded Win8 to the separate partition that it would keep all it's drivers and settings there and not effect anything when I was loaded back on windows 7 (This logic could be completely wrong, I don't know). So I rebooted and loaded back into windows7, went into device manager and uninstalled both network adapters and drivers, and reboote... Read more

A:Solved: Windows 7 network issue after setting up dual boot with windows 8

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I cannot download this particular Windows update-Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (KB936330). I didn't figure that out until today when I went to reset Windows updates from auto to manual. When I looked at the log this file shows failed over and over from way back in 4/28/09until now.

So, is this file important? Should it be downloaded to my PC? If the answer is no then disregard the rest of this post. But if the answer is yes any help would be appreciated.
If yes, then I need some help. I am using the directions at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Windows-Update-error-80070002 to fix error 8007002.

But I get stuck at the double click on DataStore folder. I cannot gain access. I am using administrator.
Adobe can't read it. The message I get is-"Adobe Reader could not open DataStore.edb because it
is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged".

When I ran Filecure it indicated "no problems". So I am at a loss as to how to access the files so I can
delete them (per directions at link provided).

A:Solved: Windows Update Error 8007002-Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (KB936330)

Ok, a lot of you have looked at this question, but nobody has responded. Is it because it's not an important update? Or is it too old a problem (going back to 4/09)? Or some other reason? I can't believe no one knows the answer to my question since I've asked much more obscure questions in the past and gotten answers. So PLEASE, if someone could clarify what I'm dealing with I would offer techie sainthood upon you.

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The Laptop model number is Gateway MT6916, I partition the drive using windows vista, then proceed to install windows 7. Windows 7 finished installing then rebooted, the odd thing about was that there was no bootloader (for dual booting). The laptop booted into the gateway recovery instead. I check the Bcdedit just using the command prompt from the gateway recovery and everything seem to listed fine with the exception that windows 7 identifier is <default>. I tried repairing the startup for vista and windows 7 but it still keeps booting to the gateway recovery? Windows Vista Home Premium is under C: and Windows 7 is under D:
Laptop Specs:
Processor Intel® Core 2 Duo processor T5250
1.5 GHz | 1 MB L2 cache | 667 MHz FSB
Chipset Intel® GM965
Display panel 15.4-inch WXGA (1280 × 800)
Memory 2048 MB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (2 × 1024)
Operates at 667 MHz
Total slots: 2 DDR2 slots | Available slots: 0 DDR2 slots
Video controller Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
Up to 384 MB of Dynamic Video Memory



A:Solved: Having Trouble Dual Booting Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows 7 ultimate

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Ok, so things have gone to pot and I don't know where the fault lies between a damned virus and my own mistakes in trying to fix the laptop.
I have a Toshiba Satellite A505-S69803; serial number Y9340538Q, with Windows 7, 500Gb HDD at 5400rpm and 4Gb RAM... I think that's all correct.
Anyway, long story short, I got a b!tch of a virus, which apparantly was doing all sorts of nasty things to the explorer.exe file in particular. So I backed up all my important stuff: files, Uni work, writings, music and photos etc onto an external hard-drive and went about restoring the laptop to out-of-box factory settings by making the Windows 7 Recovery Media Discs. But when I try to use the discs I get told after about 30 minutes The Toshiba Recovery Wizard "Can't read from the source file or disk: PREINST5.SW5" with options to: Try Again (The same thing happens), or Skip (Same message again), or Cancel (in which case I'm back where I started).
After the Recovery Wizard failed I chose the option to erase the hard-drive; it then appeared that when I turn on the laptop as normal I was told <Error>: F3-F200-0002 and the Recovery Media Disks still refuse to work.

Now, if I turn on the laptop as normal a message t
elling me to insert the installation disc, choose language and click "repair your computer". So I put in the recovery disc and get the same message.
Toshiba can't help as my A505 is an American model in Britain and out of warran... Read more

A:Solved: Windows 7 Toshiba A505 Windows Boot Manager and Recovery Media failed

Wow! 180 views and so much assistance. Thank you, all.

Sorry, not meaning to sound sarcastic, I just expected a bit of help; even if it was to tell me I had been idiotic screwed it up myself and may as well throw the laptop away!

Regardless, I am only replying today to say that I believe the problem has resolved itself. I was able to use an image of Windows XP to place drivers and an OS on the hard drive. From there I was able to use the Recovery Discs afforementioned, which have now worked and I have Win7 back up and running. It wasn't as simple as I just made it sound because I don't really understand how I have fixed it, but fixed it I have.

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I am working on someone else's computer and they are having Windows Update problems. Not a single update can install. It downloads, installs, and restarts, but on boot, it undoes all changes. I have tried installing only one (of 100+) but it still fails. I have tried CCleaner for registry/cache issues, sfc /scannow (twice, both the first thing and last thing I tried), and the Windows Update Troubleshooter (it finds lots of issues but can't fix them).
This may or may not be related to the problem recently (when I started working on the computer) that Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 won't open any photos. The program itself opens, but clicking on a photo gives an error message and clicking OK crashes the program. Windows Photo Viewer says "Loading" forever, too. I have tried the Windows Live Essentials troubleshooter, uninstalling (it fails), installing again (it fails), and manually deleting registry entries and folders (was suggested to me), rebooting, and installing again, and it still fails.
Adding to the corruption, there are some document files that won't delete (file doesn't exit error, while still listed). This has been happening for years, and I have yet to find a solution for them.

The system is a Sony Vaio laptop (about 3 years old) running Windows 7 Home Premium x64. Right now I only have access with TeamViewer, but I can get physical access tomorrow if needed.

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A:Solved: Windows Updates Fail, Windows Photo Gallery Errors, Ghost Files

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Hey guys i have 2 sata hard drives and i need to know how to duel boot windows xp home with windows server 2003?

A:Solved: Dule boot windows 2003 server with windows xp home on 2 SATA hard drives?????

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This issue suddenly occurred today - quote :

Unable to send or receive messages for the Yahoo.co.uk (account). The connection to the server has failed.

Server: 'pop.mail.yahoo.com'
Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x800CCC0E
Protocol: POP3
Port: 110
Secure(SSL): No
Socket Error: 10061

To be clear - I have NOT changed any mail account or server settings since I started using WIN7 and Livemail almost 4 years ago. I am able to send and receive Yahoo account mail using my iPad and using my WIN7 laptop if I access my mail account via the web.I am only unable to send/receive from laptop when trying to connect to mail server today.

I am using MS Security Essentials as my only Antivirus program and have been for at least 2 years. I do not have any other AV program installed

My outgoing mail (SMTP) server port number is set at 587 (changing to 25 has no effect)
Icoming Mail (POP3) is set at 110
Server Timeout is set at 1 minute
Outgoing mail server is checked as "requires authentication"

EDIT - Servers :
Icoming mail (POP 3) is set as pop.mail.yahoo.com
Outgoing mail (SMTP) is set as smtp.mail.yahoo.uk

These settings have not been changed since originally established and were working perfectly 2 days ago. I had not accessed mail on the laptop, which had been powered off, for 2 days.
Any ideas ?


A:Solved: Windows Livemail - unable to send or receive Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x80

For the benefit of anyone who has a similar problem .... I eventually found this on the Yahoo web site

Yahoo Mail
We've recently updated our servers for your safety and now require a secure connection when accessing Yahoo Mail from a mobile device or mail client.

If you're using an unsecured connection, you'll receive a connection-related error. Don't worry, here's how to fix it.

POP server settings
Want to access Yahoo Mail from an email program like Outlook or Mac Mail? Here's the settings you'll need.

Incoming Mail (POP) Server - Requires SSLSecure Socket Layer
•Server: pop.mail.yahoo.com
•Port: 995
•Requires SSL: Yes
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server - Requires TLSTransport Layer Security
•Server: smtp.mail.yahoo.com
•Port: 465 or 587
•Requires SSL: Yes
•Requires authentication: Yes
If your POP client doesn't offer TLS, you'll still be able to use SSL.

Login info - Requires authentication

•Email address: Your full email address ([email protected])
•Password: Your account's password.

In my case I simply had to check the SSL box, which automatically set the incoming port to 995. It also set the outgoing to 25, which I reset to 587. Problem solved.

Would have been nice if Yahoo had warned me of the "update" in advance.

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Hi there,

I have a laptop here that will not boot into anything. When booting into Windows XP it will hang at the progress bar screen. When booting into Safe Mode it hangs at Mup.sys. When trying to boot off a Windows disc it will start loading the drivers and then I'll get a STOP 0x7B error. I have slaved the HDD in another machine and removed all viruses, run several chkdsk's and also replaced the Mup.sys driver. Still the same thing happens. I have also tried another HDD and tried to just boot from the Windows XP disc again and the same thing happens.




A:Solved: Won't boot into Windows, Safe Mode or off Windows disc

Went into BIOS and disabled Native SATA compatibility

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Windows Error Recovery Windows failed to start. A hardware or software change might be the cause.

Unable to start my laptop.

Tried to install Windows xp but getting this error message
Setup did not find any hard disk drives" during Windows XP Installation

Operating system is Vista and it a dell inspiron 1525 laptop.

Please help.

A:[SOLVED] Windows Error Recovery Windows failed to start

Hi is the hdd recognised in the bios

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Greetings experts,

Short story: I got called in to the exec office. Their computer gives me the following error message after boot-up, right after the desktop appears:


The application or DLL C:\windows\system32\uxtheme.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.

After clicking on the OK button a few times (three or four), the error window stops appearing. No icons appear on the desktop, but the desktop image is there. There is no taskbar, no start menu, etc.

Manually running Explorer (Ctrl-Alt-Del -> Task Manager -> File -> Run -> explorer) generates the error message a few more times (three or four).

Manually running CMD works fine. I was able to navigate around in the command window and run apps manually. The error messages come up at least three times for every app run.

Anyone have a fix for this? A good uxtheme.dll file perhaps?

A:[SOLVED] the application or DL C:\windows\system32\uxtheme.dll is not a valid windows

I found a good one on 'DLL-FILES.com'. It's a ZIP - Direct download from HERE

Hope this helps!

Weblink - http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dl....shtml?uxtheme

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M installing windows 7 form an unlegit copy of windows xp (I didn't to that, friend did :(. He kinda ripped me off, anyway) we bought a good legit copy, did a custom install from xp, not from disc as it would not let us, due to some kind of virtual drive being created, when unlegit copy was installed (I think). When it went to restart, it started up, loaded a bit, than went to a black screen where it read "starting windows" except without the usual logo. We are planning to do a hard drive format to clean it up and boot off disc to fix, any other simpler solutions?

A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 install stuck on starting windows with no icon?

If you are trying to upgrade XP to Windows 7, you can't as there's no upgrade path from XP to Windows 7. Windows 7 has to be installed on to an empty partition using a full version Windows 7 DVD (ie not an upgrade version).

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Windows SP: Windows SP 1

Problem: Windows Firewall is not working

Specifics:Windows firewall service unable to start. Only dependency not starting is the base filtering engine which produces an error code on start stating:

"Windows could not start the base filtering service on Local Computer
Error 5: Access is denied"

Description of Solutions/More Information:

Okay, i used to have a virus which apparently deleted the firewall and windows defender services.

Now however, the virus is (I believe through the use of MSE and Malware byte) gone, but base filtering enginge refuses to start. Logon permissions's name is set to "local service "and when i try to load the service i get the error message stating that access is denied

This is the only dependancy that i currently know of that has this error and refuses to start.

I have tried sfc scannow which could not fix some of the problems (i ran cmd as admin and will attach a log)

I have tried various cmd lines that i found online to people with similiar problems to no avail. I have tried microsoft fix it and it too failed in starting the windows firewall service (most likely again due to the bfe service)

I checked the permissions normally through reg edit and my current account had full control.

At the moment, all i'm staring at is a piece of text saying i could use combo fix but i am hesitant to do so as I am not a professional.

Thankyou for your help and time.

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A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 - Windows firewall not working (bfe - access denied)

Hi, I wonder what reg permissions you are referring to, error 5 is a non admin error. Could you go to start search and type:- cmd, right click on the returned cmd.exe and select "run as administrator" at the prompt (copy paste):-

Reg Query "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BFE"> 0 & notepad 0
Press enter, post the notepad outcome here.

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First, if I'm in the wrong forum, I apologize. Let me know and I'll try to find the right one.

A few days ago, my sister in laws antivirus popped up to tell her the win32 virus was detected on her computer. It wanted to quarantine the file. She clicked "quarantine all" without thinking. Her system rebooted several times with no obvious problem. On the last reboot, as soon as the puter got past the bios screen, the monitor went black. She tried to reboot several times but it wouldn't boot up, not even in safe mode. She brought it to me to look at. I put her HDD into my external case and fired up my machine. My computer showed 2 partitions on her HDD. One was a recovery partition and the other was her C drive. I opened the C drive with windows explorer. I clicked on the windows folder and waited for it to open. I waited for about 10 minutes only to realize that the folder was already open. It was totally empty. I did a search for some of the files that should have been in the windows folder. Nothing. All windows files and sub folders were missing. I went into the quarantine folder and found 1 system file but nothing else. How is this possible

The recovery partition is totally useless to her. It will reinstall Vista but she hates Vista. She had Vista removed and XP installed. I know she has a legitimate copy of XP. I took her to buy it. However, she can't find it now. I knew it wouldn't work but still I ran a key finder with no results. As fa... Read more

A:Solved: All Windows Files Missing Except Mail Windows Folder

You need to do a repair install with your copy of xp heres how:

One of the best kept secrets of Windows XP is it's built in repair feature!

In previous versions of Windows, correcting an operating system error, or installing a new motherboard, usually meant formating and reinstalling, resulting in loss of all data. Don't worry; Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system!

Note: The system repair function will remove any updates you have previously installed that are not included on the CD. Drivers will also be reverted to their original XP versions, as well as some settings (network & performance settings may sometimes be reset to their defaults). It may be necessary to reactivate your Windows XP as well. When finished, you will have to download all of the updates from Microsoft Windows Update, because they are all replaced during repair.

Why would I want to reinstall Windows XP?
1) Can't start Windows XP in safe mode.
2) You have problems caused by a recently installed system update (Windows Update, hotfix, Windows XP service pack, or Microsoft Internet Explorer update).
3) Your problems can't be solved with system restore, or you can't access system restore.
4) You've installed a new motherboard, or made other major [COLOR=green !important][COLOR=green !important]hardware[/COLOR][/COLOR] changes and need to reinstall Windows.

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I'm sure someone here has seen this before, but for all the reading I've done I haven't found anyone with a genuine resolution.

I have a very small network with a one Windows 7 and one Windows XP computer. They are each attached to a netgear switch which gets the internet from the dsl router. Obviously all hard wired.

Everything was fine (both computers could see each other and were playing nice together) for months and no changes were made to any settings, and no new software or hardware was added to the system.

Suddenly neither machine can see each other in the network. The XP machine cannot access a previously mapped shared folder on the 7 machine.

So I started trying things like pinging etc... The XP machine cannot ping the 7 machine at all, but the 7 machine can ping the XP machine, but cannot access a shared folder via mapping.

What should I do next? I'm totally overwhelmed.

A:Solved: Windows 7 and Windows XP computers not playing nice together on network

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Hi guys, I used windows 7 on my Gigabyte Q1580L Laptop, and I formatted it. After installing the new windows 7 Ultimate edition that I use, the laptop reboots, but it doesn't go past the "Press any key to boot from CD" screen. I have tried installing window 7 several times now and it keeps giving me the same problem. I have also run the troubleshooting from the windows 7 CD, but it didn't find any problems. I just don't understand why this Windows 7 doesn't want to start up, because it works on my other computer, so there is nothing wrong with the Windows 7 CD, and my laptop had windows 7 on it, and now its not working.

Can anyone please assist me in why this keeps happening?

A:Solved: Windows 7 fails to start after formating and installing new windows 7

Are you able to remove the disk before booting so that you do not encounter the "press any key to boot from CD" prompt?

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Hey guys! I recently restarted my computer to install an important update (according to Windows 7 Updater). When the computer restarted I noticed that all of my effects and windows are now running very slow (there is no hitch in response time, but the actual animation of the windows appearing and flying up to the desktop are very slow).

Flash games and my video games seem to run very slow now too. (Youtube video playback works flawlessly though. Strange.) My computer is correctly identifying my Graphics card (Nvidia Geforce 9600) but everything is acting as if I am not using a proper card.

This is odd because not five minutes earlier everything was running at optimal speeds. The only thing I can think of that has changed is that update that was installed.

I am updating my GFX card drivers now, but I want to know if the issue is something else entirely.

If you have any more questions I will answer them.


A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 windows are (literraly) running slow (among other things)

The problem has been fixed!

I guess it was a driver issue or something of that nature!

Sorry for wasting forum space and time!

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I had a worm in my computer. I think its gone now. I used Trend Micro System Cleaner. I think its gone because I can open up my C drive now and I can install anti-virus applications which I couldn&#8217;t do before. However there seems to be some residual damage. IE8 Still doesn&#8217;t work (but FF does) and every time I click a link in Google I get redirected to somewhere else. Also HiJack-This closes down every time I try to run a system scan.
My question is:

Is my worm still active, or is this just damaged registry entries or something else? I have run Trend Micro and Avast and I haven&#8217;t found anything.

I don&#8217;t have a Vista disk. It didn&#8217;t come with my laptop, so I can&#8217;t reinstall VISTA to fix the registry. Can I install Windows 7 Beta to fix the registry? I&#8217;m scheduled to receive my own copy in late October or early November.

I have downloaded IE8 and tried to reinstall but no joy.

A:Solved: Would Upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7 Solve My Problem?

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i tried to install media player but it said i needed the update rollup 2 so i tried to install that but it failed and no updates are working they all fail. Someone told me to uninstall some updates and reinstall them but i cant find them. any ideas?


A:Solved: windows media player and windows update not working

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Hi. First let me say that I do have working internet access. I use Firefox and works fine. My kid plays games and I play my Xbox 360 live at the same time. I currently do not have any virus softare running outside of the default XP firewall and updated Windows Defender program...with that said...

I cant connect using my Internet Explorer. When I open it it just times out and I get that blank "check you connection, check your address" message page. And this happened before i installed the newsest version of IE.

Also, I cant now connect with my Windows Messenger service, it trys to login then I get an connection error message there to, something like "check name, account" I think there was also something about a proxy server? Dont recal.

And, when I use firefox and go to www.gamespot.com...when I click on the videos to watch, i see in the WMP applicatin that its shows connecting...then buffering...then nothing...just goes blank and does not play...never used to do this before.

So please help...What is going on here? Why is this impacting only my WIndows internet type applications. I can play videos in other sites, just not gamespot.com... I cant launch my browser and connect, i cant launch the messanger since now i upgraded to the new one, and that one is integrated I think with IE...so there both dead.

Any help would be greatly appreciated...

A:Solved: Windows IE, Windows Messenger, Video playback issues...

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I am running windows 7 on a refurbished hp envy 17, which I purchased about 4 months ago. The computer usually works really well; however recently I noticed that if I open a windows explorer window from within another program (ie - selecting download location of a file) the computer invariably slows down for about 15 seconds and then freezes. I don't have this problem when I open windows explorer by itself from the start menu or if I browse files from my desktop (via my computer).

I was wondering if anyone could offer me some guidance on how to figure out what is causing this.


A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 Freezing When Opening Windows Explorer From Another Program

Hello JayMan11 & welcome to TSF

I don't think it's a problem with windows. What browser are you using? Do you use any Download Managers?

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Well there are 2 PC in my LAN:

WiFi connection to my router NETGEAR DGN2200v3
Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

Cabled connection to my router NETGEAR DGN2200V3
Windows XP Home Edition 32bit SP3
If from DSK I try to access NB shared folders through network, everything is fine.
If from NB I try to access DSK shared folders through network, the following window appears:

The strange thing is that this problem seems to occur randomly! Sometimes it occurs, sometimes not (during the same session of usage of NB). This is annoying because usually I need to work with NB on files which are stored in DSK through local network, so if I need to apply a change to a file, sometimes I won't have a chance to do that.

Some minutes ago I configured DSK and NB so that the account for both has the same username and password.

When on NB I try to access DSK shared folders, the window I posted above appears, I fill the data but neither this time I have granted access...

This is what happens:
- I reset NB WiFi connection
- Using NB I try to access DSK shared folders --> everything is ok
- About 5 minutes passes
- Using NB I try to access DSK shared folders --> the authentication window appears, I fill the username and password fields but they won't be recognized

I need to work on DSK files directly from NB through my local network, so it is very annoying to reset my WiFi connection every 5 minutes... Just I don't know what the solution to this prob... Read more

A:Solved: [Problem] - Windows 7 ask for password if I access a Windows XP computer

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