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Windows 7 Opens and looks fine but doesn't function

Q: Windows 7 Opens and looks fine but doesn't function

Okay forum I am coming to you once again for a little assistance.

Today I went to fire up my desktop and everything loaded quick and fine as usual. But when I went to click on my browser nothing happened. I then proceeded to try and click on my Windows Start button but again nothing happened. Nothing will function at all. The system just freezes and won't do anything.

My system is set up using an SSD for the OS and a RAID0 array for the programs and user files. While I have had issues with CHKDSK pulling the Raid array apart it is now disabled on both the SSD and the Raid array. I tried loading with the install disk and going to a restore point but the only one is from the updates yesterday and the issue still remains. I have also tried the SFC /SCANNOW using the command prompt on the install disk and it found no errors. I'm at a loss here and really don't want to do a fresh install. This thing is a pain to set up.

Thanks all in advance.

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A: Windows 7 Opens and looks fine but doesn't function

Okay so I figured it all out. Still not sure why it happened but here's how I fixed it. I rebooted the system and loaded into safe mode. Once in I accessed the hidden system admin, found my user profile and transferred it over to another drive just in case. During the transfer the loader froze so I had to abort with a manual system power down (holding down the D-Day button). Once the system booted up (again into safe mode) I ran CHKDSK again on both drives. Again the results came back negative. However when the system rebooted into normal OPS I had a functional desktop. The only issue being that even though I logged into my profile, once in I got an error. "You have been signed into a temporary profile, etc. etc." Since I at least have some headway I jumped over to the hidden system admin and went to the REGEDIT. I found my User Profile Registry Key, backed it up and deleted it and rebooted. After I rebooted I no longer had this error but none of my saved files, movies or pictures were anywhere to be found. I did however manage to keep my programs installed. But then I got to thinking about that file I tried to back up. I tried to open it and got an error. I tried to delete it and it wouldn't let me. I finaly played it all out and ran CHKDSK again from safe mode on both drives. Lots of errors. After I booted the system up this last time I was able to open the file and low and behold I at least saved my docs and pics. Just transferred everything over and am now back in business. Thanks for looking though.

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I have already tried the EASE ACCESS option but could'nt find to stop this Short Cuts as these keys are well working in My virtual machine , Can any one suggest the answer of it.

A:Keyboard shorcuts opens, when i press R it opens the RUN Command window & when i press E it opens the My computer , How should i remove these shorcuts. When i use these keys in my Virtual machine it works fine, Kindly guide me in this issue

Hi ABDUL WASI,
Thanks for the post!
It seems the shortcut keys are messed up. Did you get this issue before?
By default, Win+R is used to open Run command, and Win+E for opening Computer. It seems these shortcut keys are changed. Now, if you press Win+R or Win+E, which windows will show?
If you figure out which application used this two shortcuts keys. Right-click the application, choose Properties - Shortcut Tab, what's behind the Shortcut key box? Change it with another shortcuts key.
Also fully scan your computer, and if you have a backup, a system restore could help you come back to a nearlier time.
Regards,
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Hello.
 
I have recently upgraded two of my computers to windows 8.1. The first went fine, but the second hung on restart.  That is to say, 
1. I went to the Store
2.  I downloaded 8.1
3.  the computer restarted (shut down ok, but hung on restart, with manufactures screen-couldn't do anything)
4.  After a long wait I manually shutdown and turned the computer on.
5. The installation went fine
6.  Everything works fine
7.  Restart doesn't work
 
So when I have to restart, for example when installing a program.  I have to shut down and then turn it back on.
 
If I click restart, it shuts down and then hangs.
 
I have made no changes to the settings from windows 8.  (I did disable the Hyper V services, as I don't use them and I had to download the english language pack as I live in spain
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A:Windows 8.1 restart doesn't function

Hello.  I found the problem. 
NvTmru.exe from nvidia was the problem.
 
Moved it to delayed startup and no more problems.  fixed the other problem I had with the keyboard and display languages acting funny. 
 
I will move this to the windows 8.1 thread for info purposes.
 
Thnks,
sabrin

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I recently upgraded my 3 computers to Windows 8.1. Only 1 PC (INTEL) is working as it should. The other 2 PC's are AMD based and the search function is acting funny. When I search it gives my the results, but when I click on says I'm looking for DEVICES AND PRINTERS and I search "printers", it gives my the result. If I click on DEVICES AND PRINTERS tab it doesn't respond, but when I click on say my Canon printer's link to MY PRINTER it responds. I ran SFC/SCANNOW and also DISM (Micorsoft actually ran it) and nothing changed. It sometimes locks me onto the Meto screen and I have to reset the PC to get back to my normal Desktop. When it does that non of the Metro tiles works. Micorsoft technician also tried to create a new user account which comes out blank and when creating another account, as soon as you log into the account it immediately signs out of it and don't allow you access. I tried to refresh the pc, but the frustrating part is, it asks you to choose a keyboard layout, but disables all USB and PS ports. Now how do I choose a keyboard layout, unless I have a touch screen. Microsoft really didn't think this trough. Is there anybody that perhaps now how to get the searh to work. Oh I do have searchindex.exe in my system32 folder and in services I stop and restarted Windows Search, but still no change.

A:Search function in Windows 8.1 doesn't work as it should

Problem solved. After Microsoft technicians tried everything and my PC crashed I decided to just redo. Then I found out that a program called Wisecare 365 that I was running on my Windows 8 PC caused all the problems. It went and deleted registry and other files that windows 8.1 need to operate with. So it's no longer on my PC and so far Windows 8.1 is running fine.

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hello,

the screensaver on my windows xppro [sp3] dell desktop abruptly stopped working two weeks ago. please advise me how i can get it to work again.

my internet connection is a lan, and i use a logitech cordless mouse. i've had this dell optiplex desktop for a couple of years.

thank you.

A:windows xp pro screen saver doesn't function

Hello campus56


1.If you are using an old mouse, try cleaning it.

2. You might have a process running in the background that keeps XP thinking it is busy and so the screen saver won`t start.
Go into msconfig and uncheck everything you don`t need, then see if the screen saver will kick in.

Start/Run and type in
msconfig
OK

Startup Tab
Keep the page open then go to link below. It will tell you what all the entries are and whether you can disable them or not

http://www.sysinfo.org/startuplist.php

Read the Key at foot of page, then click on "Here" at top. Use the Search box to check all your entries

3. Try this too
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Line 51 left hand side. Click on "Disable/Enable"


It could be that something is resetting the timer. It doesn't take very much vibration to move the mouse a little bit and that sets the timer back to zero. Could something like that be a possibility? Or a pet that walks on the keyboard?

.

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I have about 600 gigs of storage space and windows search doesnít work so Iím a bit frustrated at this problem.

When I run windows search function I get 2-3 recently created files and nothing else. The process of getting these results take less than a second sometimes and it doesnít comb threw my folder structure the way it used to. I have indexing on and Iíve had indexing off but this does not effect the results. Iím not sure when this problem first popped up but I assume it was about 4-5 months ago when my step dad changed my network settings because of some bad advice from some tech support who didnít know what kind of system I had.

Iíve tried using ďWindows Desktop SearchĒ and that didnít work either so I uninstalled that. I donít want to use 3rd party search programs just because the windows search has worked fine for me so far with the exception to this. Any help is appreciated

Thanks.
 

A:Windows search function doesn't work

Start -> Search -> Files and Folders -> More Advanced options -> check around there..
 

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i upgraded my os from xp to win 7 there some programs on my image files which are not running fine on Win 7 like counter strike condition zero
please help

A:Image CD software doesn't work in Windows 7 was working fine in XP

Not all XP programs are 100% Win 7 compatible. Probably the problem with the game. Try running the game in XP compatibility mode and see if that helps.

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I have Win7 Ultimate installed on a Dell Optiplex GX620 P4 hyperthread, approx 6 years old. Bios is most current Phoenix ROM Bios Plus 1.10 A11. I have 2 sata drives and 2 IDE drives installed. Boot is from SATA 0. SATA drives 2&3 are not present. All is well with this part of the equation.

I had been running a Seagate 250GB IDE drive (ST3250824A) as BIOS drive 4, master drive, jumper selected. I just installed a second 120gb Seagate IDE (ST3120026A) as a slave, BIOS drive 5. That was when things got interesting. When I rebooted BIOS took a long time to load, and then reported that neither IDE drive was present. I then did all the obvious things: Disconnected one drive at a time - BIOS would recognize the connected drive. Switched master & slave drive positions. Changed jumpering from master/slave to cable select. Installed a new ribbon cable. Checked that BIOS drive recognition was set to 'Auto' for both drives. Results are always the same: either drive is recognized when only one is connected but BIOS does not recognize them when both are installed. On boot I receive a warning that IDE Drives 4 & 5 are not present and have to press F1 to continue. When I enter Setup BIOS reports the drives as unknown drive type. When only one is connected BIOS accurately reports the drive model # & capacity.

After going through all this,I decided to bring WIn 7 up and see what would happen. To my surprise, W7 showed both drives and worked fine. Device Manager prop... Read more

A:Dell Bios Doesn't See IDE Hard Disks but Windows 7 Does & Works Fine.

The only time I've found something similar is when I had a CD drive as MASTER on an IDE port and a hard drive as slave. It seems BIOS would inquire or skip on the CD and not bother waiting for a response on the hard drive. Windows would see it fine as by that time, it was spun up, etc. But BIOS never showed it, only the CD drive. Access to hard drive was not a problem.

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Any drivers or solutions available?
Model: Satellite L50-B-2CN
DVD HW: cddvdw su-208gb
Status in Device Manager: OK

The drive does not appear in the folder menu. I insert DVD or CD and cannot find it to play

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Hello,

I was hoping one of you could help me with this. The other week I saw TEG's page on making changes in the Services (local) tab to speed up performance. I went through every single item listed and made a few changes. Shortly after I did it, I started to discover certain pages I used to visit in Explorer giving me a completely white blank page instead - at the bottom left it will indicate the page is "Done" so it's not a matter of a slow connection. I have restarted my pc numerous times with these settings back to how I believe they were , but no luck. The pages in question open fine in Firefox. I currently run XP Pro.

Here's the list I made as I was making the settings changes. Forgive the notes in all capitals next to it - I copy/pasted it from a notepad page and were made to indicate the present settings (changes back to how I assumed they were when refering to TEG's guide (http://www.theeldergeek.com/services_guide.htm) :
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Services I disabled in "services.msc" run command - extended tab
Alerter/SET BACK TO AUTO TO TEST, NOW ON MANUAL
Background Intelligent transfer/SET BACK TO AUTO TO TEST
ClipBook Service/SET BACK TO AUTO TO TEST, NOW ON MANUAL
Distributed Transaction Coordinator Service /SET BACK TO AUTO TO TEST, NOW ON MANUAL
DNS Client Service/SET BACK TO AUTO TO TEST
Error Reporting Service/SET BAC... Read more

A:Help! Certain Webpages Not Opening In Explorer...Yet opens fine in Firefox.

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Hey guys, brand new to the fourm, and I'm well was infected. I got rid of all my trojans and rogue viruses, but the after math, well thats the aggravating part. The taskmgr.exe is being blocked from being used. I can rename it, and it will open, but leaving it as taskmgr.exe I only get a hour glass for a second with no error message of any kind. I'm trying to figure out how to fix this in the registry, before I just rename the taskmgr for good or download an alternative one.

A:Taskmgr wont open, rename it, opens fine

This worked for me when i was infectedhttp://download.cnet.com/Task-Manager-Fix/....html?tag=mncol

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Hi there,

When I turn on my computer (running Windows XP), it seems to boot up fine, but a few seconds after the desktop appears, the screen goes black for a few seconds. Then the desktop appears for 4-5 seconds, then the screen goes black. This just reapeats over & over and the computer seems frozen. There is also a little red 'X' hanging out in my toolbar, who looks especially evil. As time passes, the toolbar becomes warbled.

I rebooted my computer in Safe Mode, which works fine & have been trying to fix it from here all day. I tried following the 8 steps to rid/protect your computer from malware/viruses, but some steps can't be completed in Safe Mode.

Can you please help?

Thanks!
 

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I'm having issues with both Internet Explorer and Outlook.

When I click on internet explorer, the hourglass comes up for a few seconds like it's working, then disappears and nothing happens... but when I check the task manager iexplore.exe is in the list.

I can't use windowsupdate to fix anything on my computer. I've previously had viruses that I've removed and now I don't know what's wrong.

Also, everything works in firefox... weird?

As a side note, I cannot add contacts in Outlook... nor can I download images from emails or even forward emails with images in them.

I do have too many different spyware scanners, but I don't know which ones to keep and which ones to remove. THANKS!

HELPPPPPP????


Here's my HijackThis log:


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:31:14 PM, on 9/25/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18241)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\... Read more

A:iexplore.exe is in task manager, window never opens? Firefox works fine.

Hello, mkvamme
Welcome to TSF

My name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)
Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).
Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.
Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. :)
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.
Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.
Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .

We need to create an OTViewIt ReportPlease download OTViewIt by OldTimer.
Save it to your desktop.
Double click on the icon on your desktop.
Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.
Push the button.
Two reports will open, copy and paste them... Read more

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After upgrading to SP2 about a month ago so I could take finals on my computer at school, i noticed that my computer wouldn't boot up in safe mode (i just get a blank dark screen and i can hear the computer doing something but giving it a reasonable amount of time it doesn't progress from that screen). It didn't concern me because normal mode was working and i was able to take my tests. But now I want to get to the bottom of this. I delayed getting sp2 because i had a feeling it would mess up my computer. (i've had other problems too with visual skins but i was able to resolve those).If it matters, i ran a scan of my system with spyware doctor and it said i had a trojan.dialer and needed to boot in safemode to get rid of it. When I tried, it wouldn't load. Oh, btw, any way to get rid of that trojan.dialer without using safemode?

A:Windows Xp Home, After Sp2, Safe Mode Doesn't Work, Normal Mode's Fine?

Try running Ewido online scan and post the results overhere.

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Hi,

I got win 7 home premium 64 bit on an i3 laptop. My system worked fine until today morning.

The problem is this;
When I boot the system in normal mode, I get to the part where I need to enter my password to login. Once i do that, all I get is a black screen with the mouse pointer that moves about normally. I've waited for the normal desktop environment to appear (ie icons and taskbar) but this doesn't happen (btw, my desktop background color is always black).
The system boots perfectly in safe mode.

Yesterday was the first time in over a year I used utorrent. I used to get the BSOD when I used to use it. I couldn't rectify the problem and hence had stopped using it. It worked fine yesterday though.

Any idea whats happening and how I could fix the problem?

A:Windows doesn't login properly in normal mode but fine in safe mode

I've tried running SFC /SCANNOW a couple of times but I keep getting a message that there may be corrupted files. I also created the sfcdetails.txt file.
Going to try the system restore option now

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I downloaded the latest version of Spybot search and destroy recently and installed it.
But the problem is that it runs fine but freezes when i click "Fix problem".
It does a full system scan sucessfully but i just can not get spybot to remove the spyware it finds. I have ad aware too, and it works perfectly fine.

I tried re-installing and re-downloading spy bot, but it just doesnt seem to work.

What do I do?????
 

A:Spy Bot doesn't function

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At first I could deal with not being able to run Windows Messenger Live (well not my sister anyway, since she was the one with the issue on her login), but now I can't seem able to use the 7.5 version.

When it is run, I find it rather difficult to interact with the program. I only bet on knowing that the text will appear soon enough, that my email will be typed in. When I make mistakes entering it, it takes rather long to fix it. It is sort of like writing a letter and then finally looking down at it to see what you have written. Even putting the cursor over the program makes it disappear (but it functions like it is there).
Anything past that, and I get issues just signing in, in a matter of a second. So that means it can't be a firewall (I use ZoneAlarm), because I have checked through that. Anyway, you get the resulting attachments 01 and 02. On the second one is where I am sort of confused. I tried using Repair, but that did nothing since I can do that a million times, and that would make no change. Something must be wrong with the host file. Somewhere along the lines I got what is now in the text file.

I have tried reinstalling the program (even from a new downloaded file), but that doesn't work. Also is a new .NET update on the computer something to think about? This happened a good while after I had it installed.

So how can I resolve this issue?
 

A:MSN Messenger 7.5 doesn't function

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Hello,
I am having problems with my TV out. I have recently had my video card replaced and now have Geforce Nvidia FX5200. I can see the desktop on the TV, but I cannot watch movies, I only see the frame of the player and blackness in it, no movie.
I have tried updating the drivers. Nothing works. I am sure there is something somewhere I have to check or uncheck, but unfortunately I don't know what or where.
I would be very pleased if anyone could help me out here. TV out has no meaning if I cannot watch movies.
Much obliged,
Janez

A:TV out doesn't function properly

Quote:





Originally Posted by janezgorenc


Hello,
I am having problems with my TV out. I have recently had my video card replaced and now have Geforce Nvidia FX5200. I can see the desktop on the TV, but I cannot watch movies, I only see the frame of the player and blackness in it, no movie.
I have tried updating the drivers. Nothing works. I am sure there is something somewhere I have to check or uncheck, but unfortunately I don't know what or where.
I would be very pleased if anyone could help me out here. TV out has no meaning if I cannot watch movies.
Much obliged,
Janez




Update to the newest drivers.

Un-Install your other drivers from add/remove programs. Reboot. Now install the new drivers from www.nvidia.com

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I have a 3 year old ACER Aspire 5100 - actually a 5101AWLMi. I had a Malware problem last week, and subsequently had to take the machine back to the shop to have them replace the Audio driver, which the malware had knocked out. Now when I tried to aces the NTI CD&DVD maker from desktop to do a back-up disk on 'my docs', etc the CD/DVD maker doesn't work. A sign comes up saying
"% was not installed properly, or it was altered. Plse reinstall the software or contact tech support".
The control panel shows NTI Backup NOW!4 containing 29 mgs, and NTI CD&DVD Maker containing 164 mgs, but nothing activates. Am travelling, so would like to do the backups.
Am concerned that the DVD driver was affected...if so, how to repair or replace?? Tried to get ACER support to assist but they advise my item is "out of warranty"
Thanks
 

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Suddenly, I can't open an Adobe Acrobat file attachment to an e-mail or open a pdf saved file. I have uninstalled and downloaded Acrobat Reader numerous times (disabling Pop-up blocker and Norton anti-virus) when doing so.

The Acrobat 6.0 icon appears in "Programs" and on my desk-top. When I try to open a file the Acrobat 6.0 logo appears with a large hour glass, but never opens. When I click Control/Alt/Delete, a pattern about 5 inches square appears on the screen, and can only be gotten rid of by rebooting. When I go to turn off and reboot, an "End Program--Font Capture" window appears and blue horizontal line runs; I then click "End Now" and CP reboots.

The I have the problem all over again.

I use Windows XP and Internet Explorer.

Many thanks for your help.

Valtrano

After all that I am still back
 

A:Acrobal pdf 6.0 doesn't function

Uninstall Adobe Acrobat Reader, reboot, and reinstall it.
 

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My touch pad dosent work at all. I instal thr synaptic driver but sill nothing....
Iff anyone can halpe i will appreciate.
 

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Hello good people,

Does anyone know why Ad-Aware SE opens when I set it to run as a scheduled
but doesn't actually run? I physically have to click Next - which sort of
defeats the object.

Thanks a bunch!

A:Ad-Aware SE opens but doesn't run

Click on the Gear icon on the upper right on the Ad-Aware opening page and then clcik on Startup

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Hello,
I'm sorry if this is in wrong category but I didn't know where to post it since I don't know where the problem is.

The problem is this: There are two accounts on my PC - Admin - which is me, and Guest. Since yestarday evening I wasn't able to log into my account. The Guest one is okay and everything works here but I have everything (work and stuff) on Admin so I need it.
When I try to log into my account one of those things happen: It either gets stuck on "welcome" screen and I have to turn off the PC manualy OR it logs me onto my account but I can't do anything because when I try to click anything like internet, music, trash bin... just everything it just starts loading but doesn't work at all and I can't even log off or restart it - ctrl+alt+delete doesn't work either so I have to shut if off again.
This happend to me few weeks ago but I googled it and thanks to "msconfig" in safe mode -> disable all startup things it worked again untill yestarday. Now even if I try that again it doesn't work. I spent few hours googling this but I can't find answer so I have to ask you guys.
I have Windows 7 Home Premium (I'd give you more specs but it only works on admin acc so yeah...)
Thanks for any help.
 

A:Solved: My PC account doesn't work but the other one is fine

sounds like either a corrupt profile or an infection of some sort. try booting into safe mode on the admin account and run a malwarebytes scan and go to security.live.com and run that scan also. also, see if anything goes wrong when you're in safe mode. while you're there, check the msconfig again to see if the startup items you disabled are enabled again. then disable them one at a time and see if you can narrow down the one that's causing the issue. it will take a while with the reboots, but it is a first step if the scans don't find anything.
 

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Hi all.
First of all, I want to thank you guys in advance for putting your time and effort to solve my issue. any answer would be grateful to me.

My internet provider is At&t and as I mentioned in the title, wireless internet works perfectly fine, but Ethernet connection doesn't work on my desktop. Currently I am using wireless adapter on my PC, and it works just fine. I tried disabling the wireless connection, resetting the modem, re installing the Ethernet driver and anything I can think of.

The odd thing is that my brother used Ethernet connection just fine with his desktop about three weeks ago, with same router and same cable. So I am assuming that my computer is the one with the problem but I can't figure it out why.

I'm going to try out the different cable tomorrow, but I highly doubt it will fix my problem.

Help me guys. If you need any other information, ask away. I will give it to you as much as I can

Attachment file is my network and sharing center status unidentified network is my ethernet connection

Here is my ipconfig /all result

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Junbum-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : attlocal.net

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family ... Read more

A:Wireless works fine, Ethernet doesn't

Odds are that the NIC has failed.

Another low possibility (in addition to cable and router LAN port) are the PC's firewall or security suite misconfigured or corrupted.

Another thing to try: in Device Manager right click on the ethernet - Properties - Advanced tab - for the 'Speed & Duplex' property try different values beginning with '100 Mbps full duplex' and '10 Mbps full duplex.'
 

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I have IE7 and whenever I open it, I get the tried and true "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" message. I reset all options to default, deleted history and cookies, I even tried rolling back to IE6. Nothing works.

Firefox (and every other program I have that needs internet access) works perfectly. Any ideas on what I should do?
 

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Hello,

I have a problem on my iMac 2011 (20go ram) under windows7.

Whan I start my computer all is fine. The network is fluid, I can go on the internet, on my server...
After loading two 3dsmax sessions, one photoshop sessions and transfert some large files (near 1go) -> my network goes wrong.
The browse/save/open/transfert operation on any application takes a loooooooong time to start (maybe 20-30s).

Could someone guide me through an analyse process to find and resolve this problem ?

Regards,

A:Network doesn't work fine after a load.

It is a problem with the Mac hardware. This is common for Mac computers. Go to the Apple Support forums and take a look at all the networking problems. Look in the Boot Camp forum for a solution, if there is one.

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I use Xp Home and nwo whenever I try to search somethign , ANYTHING , i get a dialog box , on which only F....... and some ... aer writtten , and there is no error no nothing , just that dialog box , on which I hve only 1 button to click after which I go back to search page.
Is there any service required to run in the startup for it to work ??

Coz I have turned off many services , but that was a long time ago, this started happening recently
 

A:Search function doesn't work now

Have you checked to see if the search function works in SafeMode?

Have you installed any updates to the current software like your AV program for instance?

Anyway, the first thing I'd try would be to run SFC from a command prompt within Windows XP and see what happens

sfc /scannow

BTW, in reference to the services, I doubt that's an issue. Windows XP will start a service if it's needed, regardless of whether you've disabled it.
 

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Newly installed Windows XP has no search function

I repeat NONE
 

A:My Search function doesn't work

If you have taken anything out of startups via msconfig please go to Start Ė Run Ė type in msconfig Ė click OK and click on the Startup tab. Put a check mark beside everything you see listed there and then please do the following:

Click here to download HJTsetup.exe

Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

 

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I'm not certain if I'm posting this in the correct forum. Hope so. Very weird problem and have spent 2 days trying to work it out.
I have the Adobe Flash Player ... I have BBC and ITV Player.

A week ago we were able to go to ITV-1, and watch two episodes of an outstanding show called Downton Abbey. This is 24 hours after broadcast and is a catch up service. No problem. But suddenly, when trying to get the third episode, nothing.
It just will not open. Called ITV who suggested that perhaps I should uninstall and then reinstall Adobe Flash. I did. Still no joy. Cleared cache and history and all the things we're always told to do on a regular basis. Defragged ... cleared disk ...
even did a restore to another date. Nothing worked. So I'm stumped. I have broadband and oh by the way ... I see below that it says under system info that my AV isn't updated. Well, it sure is.
Sorry to be long winded but don't know another way to explain the problem here. The site and show in question play on other people's PCs, so the problem has to be here in mine. Funny thing tho, I can still get BBC-TV, no problem.

Any ideas out there?
Thanks
j.


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3710 Mb
Graphics Card: RADEON X300 SE 128MB HyperMemory, 128 Mb
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A:player doesn't function for ITV television

checked 3rd and 4th episode , works all OK from here
try clearing you cache temporary files and history of the browser you use
I tried IE and google chrome both worked

control panel
internet options
in the general tab
delete options
 

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Hi:
The troubleshooter & Repair tool has stopped functioning since I have updated my Windows version to 2004 (OS Build 19041.1). Could you tell me is there any way that I can get it fixed?
Thanks,


RezaNiazi

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Win 7 Home Premium version Svc pack 1; Toshiba Satellite L505. I can't get the Send To function to work when I right click in Librarys. Specifically, I want to send a picture to One Note. I have done the proper steps with no result. What am I missing?
 

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after a dramatical crash of hdd I have to change with another .

I used restore system dowloaded in a usb key and everthing worked prperly except fn key that doesn't open menu with grey keys .

in eg. I can't turn-off wi-fi device . someone can help me?

thanks a lot for now .

P.S. I apologize for my poor english so that I'm asking if is possible respond esily or better in italian .

A:Function key doesn't work properly

May I ask you what notebook model do you have and what Windows system is currently preinstalled?

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When I go to "search" I get the basic box but it is empty. There are no options within the box. What files make up this function? If I can pinpoint what is missing I think I can get it working again.

I search by hitting Programs, then search. Win XP 1 gig ram, 250 gb HD etc. I think a malware program deleted a file thinking it was bad.

Bill

A:Search function doesn't work

Hello Bill


Open Explorer and go to the Windows\Inf folder.
Locate the srchasst.inf file. Right click it and select Install.
You'll need your XP CD or the files from the I386 folder.

The Windows\Inf folder is a hidden folder. You can adjust your Explorer Folder Options (View tab) to Show hidden files and folders.
Windows Explorer/Tools/Folder Options/View
Check ?Show hidden Files?
Uncheck ?Hide protected system files?
Apply

You can also click Start, Run and enter %SystemRoot%\Inf to open directly to the Inf folder.

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My function keys doesn't work. I have tried to find drivers on HP support, but can only find for OP Windows 7.BR/Torsten

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After the UA upgrade I see several errors in the Event Viewer. In the past you could get more info by clicking the Event Log Online Help. You may still do this, but you arrive on an advertisement page of MS. Do they skip this source of information?

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I have Windows 7 and mostly use interest explorer but since I'm having trouble updating the java for my computer and especially for the x64 side of things I thought I'd try my internet explorer. I go to open it and it does nothing but sit there.
Any reason for this would help me.
Thanks

A:Internet Explorer doesn't function

To get your IE working again run inetcpl.cpl and go to advanced and click the reset and reset everything.

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Hi!

I can't access Google, GMail, YouTube (as well as some non-Google sites, like Vimeo) in a reliable manner. Any of these sites may become accessible for short periods of time during the day and then it's gone again. Then both Firefox and IE8 time out trying to open the site. At the same time I can easily open other sites on the net. For example, Yahoo is always accessible.

The same thing happens on my other PC at a different location. That PC is connected through a different ISP, which means it's not a network problem. So, I thought, I may have infected both machines with the same virus/malware.

Please see the DDS log below and the attachments.

Thank you for your time!
DDS (Ver_10-11-10.01) - NTFSx86
Run by admin at 12:16:45,95 on 2010.11.22.
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2046.1154 [GMT 2:00]

AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {BCF43643-A118-4432-AEDE-D861FCBCFCDF}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Tablet\Pen\Pen_TouchService.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
svchost.exe
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A:Yahoo opens, Google doesn't

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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I just installed ms works 4.5 successfully. It updated itself with all my ms work files already on the computer also successfully. When I open spreadsheet data all of my files open, but when I open the word processor data, it ask me to choose from word processor/spreadsheet/database, then when I choose word processor/text for windows, it opens with computer jargon/squares/etc but no text.

However , one file that is identical to all the others, even in the same folder, which are originally ms works word processor 4.0, OPENS successfully. I checked properties on this group of files and they are all the same, originally ms works/word processor/4.0 and only one opens instantly, there is nothing different about it's file format.

The word processor in my new installation is 4.5, the old world processor is 4.0 being part of ms works 2000 which I'm not using now.

Also, the files I'm trying to open are .wps, when I check in properties.

I absolutely can't figure this out,

Thanks for helping

 

A:ms works/.WPS files/one opens one doesn't

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Hi, I am currently using the University campus wifi which works fine, but when I try to connect to it via ethernet, it always comes up with "no internet access" despite the wifi working fine. If I go onto network and sharing centre, the ethernet is sending bytes but only receiving very few every so often. I am using windows ten, please feel free to ask for more information, thanks for helping
 

A:Campus Wifi works fine, but Ethernet doesn't

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I really do hope that someone will be able to assist me with this very frustrating issue I am having with my desktop. For about the past month or so I have not been able to connect to any internet web sites. I typically use Firefox for web browsing but that stopped working and also IE 7 and Safari stopped working as well. I have tried to do almost everything I can think of to get it to work again.
I've already tried to:
1. Disable windows firewall / windows defender
2. Disable add-ons in IE
3. Uninstall anti-virus software
4. Reset the TCP/IP connection through command prompt using Netsh commands
5. Rewired/Reset the modem and Router
6. Logged into the Router and tested the connection via Ethernet cable from Laptop running XP
7. Reset system services and clients - DHCP, DNS, HTTP
8. Ran several cleanup/scan utilities - McAfee Anti-Virus, Malwarebytes (Anti-Malware), MS Malicious Software Removal Tool, HijackThis

I have just installed the latest version of HijackThis on the machine and have run a scan. This is the following log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:17:53 PM, on 5/13/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18226)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
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A:Internet/Web Doesn't Work...Router is Fine; Vista

I still am having this issue....Is there anyone out there who knows about this sort of stuff?...I am starting to question these forum's.....
 

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I'm on a HP pavilion that came prepackaged with vista, but reloaded with windows XP, if that helps at all.

Now I've been trying to google this problem. And everyone says go to my sound settings in control panel and change my audio playback to HDMI.

The problem is that option never shows up. It's just my laptop speakers and that is it. Everyone else can seem to fix this problem by doing that. But not me :/

A:Sound doesn't work on TV using HDMI out. Picture is fine.

What is the video port on the computer end? is it DVI or HDMI? If the laptop port (not the TV) is a DVI connector and you are using an adapter to adapt it to HDMI, DVI does not carry sound. You can connect the audio using a cable from the Head Phone jack to RCA. to plug into your TV or stereo.

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My pc turns on fine but doesn't recognise my keyboard or mouse the light comes on the keyboard but goes straight off I have changed mouse and keyboard and still have the issue the keyboard and mouse are also in the right USB port
 

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I have 6 gmail email accounts on my Win 7/Outlook computer. I just added a 7th. It sends just fine, and passes the tests, but it will NOT receive mails sent to the new account. I have sent from various different email domains, no joy. The settings are identical to all the other gmails. Pop.gmail.com. smtp.gmail.com, Remember password, under advanced, in is 995 and encryption is checked, out is 465 and encryption set to SSL.

I should note that I send and receive fine on all other gmail accounts in Outlook.

What gives?

MC

A:Outlook Doesn't Receive Gmail, Sends fine

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Can you see the received emails online at gmail.com?

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Hi there, thanks in advance.

I've had this computer a few months and so far it works great. Then today I turn it on and try to go on the internet and it says I have no connection. Tried plugging and unplugging the cable, wiggled it around, tried to connect it with a different cable and I still have no internet. The cable is in, it tells me there is a local area connection and all, but when I go to properties there is not IP, etc etc.

I have it on a network, if that helps, and none of the others have this problems. The computer prints to a shared printer attached to another computer on my network, so I tried to print something to see if that was still working, but it says it can't due to an unknown error.

Is there a fix for this?
 

A:Computer seems fine, but the ethernet input doesn't work?

You might try cycling the modem and router.
Unplug the power from the back of the router and modem for 10 seconds.
Plug the router back in and let it boot up,then do the same with the modem.
 

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ok i know there are old closed threads on this and i have already tried the geek squad advice of deleting the upper and lower limits in the registry key. i have already searched the internet for new drivers/solutions and tryed the incredibly useless FixIt program offered by microsoft. I'm here cuz i'm desperate.

The facts:
Im using vista. the dvd-rom, according to device manager, is an ATAPI DVD A DH16A1L. The driver is C:\Windows\System32\drivers\cdrom.sys, version is 6.0.6002.18005. The entire pc is as it was purchased with vista factory installed and kept up to date since. The device manager insists the device is working properly and has the best driver.

when a music or game cd is put in, the drive works fine, runs silently, plays the music or game.

when a game dvd is put in, the drive makes a grunt, then is silent. If i attemt to explore the drive from my computer, it ejects telling me to insert a disk.

when a movie dvd is put in, its the same as a game dvd except that the grunt repeats continuously every few seconds until the disk is ejected.

If this is a hardware problem, i have no problem buying a new dvd-rom, but if it is a driver problem i am afraid i will have the same issue even with new hardware. What do you think?
 

A:Combo DVD/CD-ROM plays CDs fine but doesn't recognize DVDs

Hi daver14 (again),

Well i've never seen (or used) a different driver apart from "cdrom.sys" on every DVD drive i've had (and i've had about 7 or 8 main ones in the past). What i can say is, I have had this problem before with a "Combo drive" and it turned out to be a failure of the circuit board inside the drive itself (so hardware basicly)...The drive played CD's but not DVD's.

I'de hate to say "Go out a buy another" because maybe someone else has heard of some software resolution that i haven't...and obviously if their's a software fix, it will save cash on a new drive. But it does sound like the same thing i had on a combo drive in the past.
 

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In Excel 2003, I have instructed that there be a sum of the dollar amount based on the grouping of each change of account number in another column.

What happens is that there are several subtotals of the same account number.

How to rectify?
 

A:Subtotal function in Excel doesn't work as it should

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