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Q: network suddenly quit showing computer

Anyone have any idea why suddenly out of the blue my network quit showing one of my computers? I have a tablet and laptop both with windows 10. my tablet still shows both computers, but my laptop no longer shows the tablet. I didn't change anything. What can cause this and how do I fix it? thanks.

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A: network suddenly quit showing computer

The Winsock and DNS caches are corrupt.

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I have two computers, desktop and a notebook. I take my notebook to class and whatnot. I had a working network between the the computer and for some reason it just quit working. Now I cant see the other computer in my network and cant transfer files.
can anyone help me.

Im running XP Home edtion. (both)

and ive checked the firewalls.

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I have 3 computers: 1)Desktop running Windows 7 connected to a router. 2)XP Laptop. 3)New laptop running windows 10.

I have sharing between all 3. Suddenly today the XP laptop does not show up in the Network on the Windows 7 Desktop. The new Windows 10 Laptop shows up. The XP laptop does show up in the Network of the Windows 10 Laptop and I can access files.

I would appreciate any help in why this happened and how to get it back.

A:XP laptop suddenly not showing up in network on windows 7 desktop

Well, it has suddenly reappeared for no apparent reason. After about 3 hours.

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Hello everyone. My first post here, and I really hope someone out there might be able to help. I'm pretty worried about losing all my files.

I have had a Western Digital externall hard drive permanently attached to my wife's old desktop PC (which runs XP) for a year or so. I've always been very pleased with it - it connected perfectly, and it has always just shown up in My Computer there as an extra drive. Perfect. However, that PC was getting old and the memory nearly full, so I copied all my important files (family photos, etc.) to my WD HDDm disconnected it from the old desktop, connected it to my much newer laptop (which runs Windows 7), and hey presto - it appeared in Computer. Again, perfect, no problem. However, I realised that I had not transferred all the files I needed from the old desktop to the HDD, so I had tp disconnect the HDD from the laptop and reconnect it to the desktop again with the intention of transferring the files I'd forgotten to transfer first time around. And this time, the HDD did not appear in My Computer. It DID appear in the little icon, bottom screen right, which you click to safely remove something, and it did show up in Devices, it just didn't show up in My COmputer, so I couldn't access it. The exact same thing happened when I tried to connect it back to my laptop - it's there in the "safely remove" icon and in Devices, but not in My Computer.

I am not very computer literate, but I've tried everything I can think of to fix thi... Read more

A:WD External HDD suddenly not showing up on My Computer

Hello and welcome E mate hook up the drive > go to Start > type in cmd > right click on the small black window and run as admin > then type diskpart > hit Enter > at DISKPART type list disk > it should then show all the drives that are hooked up take a look at my pic (my screen is blue / white out of choice yours will be black / white).

Tell us what you see better still a screen shot using snip > Star type snip > pin to taskbar (very handy there) the screen will go milky drag a line arounf the screen part you want and then > File > sSave as (I put mine on the desktop for easy access but you can put it where you like)

When posting back just below the reply window there is manage attachments > browse and pick the screen shot > upload and post back.

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I just bought this tower from someone, HP Pavilion Windows Vista Home Premium OEMAct. It worked for an hour and a half. Then it said that it was shutting down to correct a problem. It never came back on. When I first got it I blew and vacuum so much black dust I never saw that thick before. I cleaned out both fans with blowing air and vacuum. It worked for 1 1/2 hours. He also had installed windows 10 on it. There is not many programs installed on it, he said he only used it to play games, and there are a few photos in the picture library. Please help someone please?


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A:Computer suddenly stopped showing on display

Hello Would like to help but first what is the specific model of your PC? Dirty PC is not good to begin with. Upgrading from Windows Vista, amazed the upgrade worked, to Windows 10 is another snag in finding the problem. Suggest you try going back to Windows Vista and diagnose problem with factory operating system. Do you have HP recovery discs for Windows Vista? Maybe you can start there to find problem. Grzy  

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Yesterday I was burning a CD of some of my music to take to work and listen to. After burning 4-5 songs there was an error (windows media player) and it could not burn the rest.

I hit OK and exited the program, then went to eject myCD, and it did not open. So I go to My Computer to select eject, adn there is no cd drive lsited all of a sudden, and not one in Divice manager either.
The LED light on the cd rom is still glowing green constantly, but it will not respond or try to open when I press eject. And it makes no sounds as if it is trying to read a disc or such.
I tried system restoring to 2 days ago, but it did not fix the problem. I've tried unhooking it, and hooking it back up to no avail. I have tried the Mr Fixit program from the microsoft site, and it DETECTS the problem, and syas 'CDrom/Drive not being recognized" or such, but has a red X next to it saying it could not resolve the problem.
I have also tried going intoo regedit, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/Class/
{4D36E965-E325 -11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} Then deleting Upper and lower filters (mine only had upper) and rebooting. And still nothing.

This is very frustrating since I am an avid computer gamer and can no longer insert my game discs to play/etc.

I'd be beyond thankful if someone could help me fix this soon, and please put it in turns/steps I can understand. Aside from gaming and internet, I am a tech novice.

Thank you so much in advance!

A:CD Rom suddenly not showing up in device management/computer etc in Vista &wont eject

Its likely a physical hardware problem. Open up the case, disconnect and reconnect both the power and data cables(on both ends) and see if the drive opens. If not the drive may have failed. The drive should even open with just the power cable connect and the data cable connected, so as a last test try ejecting the tray with only the power connected.

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Ok, I have 5 computers on a home network, 4 Windows XP and one Redhat Linux Fedora Core 4. About a month ago, one of the windows boxes suddenly went from about 550Kb/s download to 100Kb/s download from various newsgroups. Also, when trying to pull AND push files to that same box, it is a very slow file transfer.

I didn't load any new software in that time and I waited so long because at the time, the newsgroup server that I am using reported problems associated with Hurricane Rita. This of course doesn't explain the network speed.

I've run speed tests on all the other computers, and they all report download speeds of about 550Kb/s and upload speeds of about 45Kb/s except the one, and it has download speeds of about 100Kb/s and upload speeds the same, about 45Kb/s.

After I noticed the speed reduction, I loaded a firewall, ** Protowall ** and I downloaded the latest beta of Microsoft Anti-Spyware and ran it. Also, I have Norton with the latest updates and it reports no problems.

Please, let me know if you need more info or if someone had any general tips to try. I am about at the end of my rope and reformatting looks like the only other option to me.


Mike in Ohio

Edit: Forgot to say, I went to 3 differnt speed testing web sites, and they all report the download speed the same on that one box, about 100Kb/s and the others are around 500Kb/s

A:1 computer on a network suddenly now has slow file transfer on internet and network

Are all the computers wired similarly? All run to the same router/switch?

You should check the cable of the problematic machine, try using ping to the router with 1400 byte packets. Also, boot up some CD Linux or equivalent and see what speeds you get from there - helps to rule out any problems with the operating system.

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I'm new to this site and hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!
My escape key suddenly quit working. I use this key a lot in excel and am not sure of any way to circumnavigate it. 
I'm not sure if this is a hardware issue or there could be a software issue that could be corrected with a driver update???
Thanks for the help.

A:Escape key suddenly quit working

Hello To bleepingcomputer.
Is this a laptop keyboard? If you try and wiggle it around a bit while you are pressing it does it seem to work? Try cleaning your keyboard as something may be stuck under the key and not allowing it to register when pushed.

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I am (was) using my ScanJet 5500c conntected to my XP Pro (SP2) notebook and using it every day the last 2 weeks to scan pictures of my daughter who's graduating from high school to make a video presentation for her graduation party. It worked fine last night. However, when I go to scan today, all I get is an almost black image. It is a full 8x11 image and not the normal 5x7. I've tried 3-4 different pix with same result. Lamp is on and moves up and down the scanner bed.
This is what I've tried without fixing the problem:
1) Uninstall the scanner
2) Uninstall scanner software, reboot
3) Reinstall scanner software, reboot
4) Reattached scanner
5) Unplugged both USB and power for more than 60 seconds to reset the scanner
6) Tried different USB cable

Scanner software is HP Photo & Imaging v2.0. I have also downloaded and installed ALL available updates for this scanner from the HP Support website.

Can anyone shed some light on this situation? Is the scanner shot, or is there a fix? Please help.



A:HP ScanJet 5500c quit suddenly

Help, anyone?

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I recently got a new computer loaded with Vista (64 bit). I plugged in my HP deskjet 722c and it worked just fine for a couple of weeks. When my husband recently downloaded a HP update on his computer for his printer which is a HP Photosmart c7100 all in one, my computer quit working.

We have DSL through Embarq (previously Sprint) and are hooked up on a router/modem, but we do not have shared printing (that I know of)

What my printer does: when I send something to print, it looks like it is spooling. And it prints out one blank page regardless of the size of the document. At the same time, the top light starts blinking like it is waiting to print. The print status que claims that the job has completed.

I worked through all of the steps listed on the HP site to deal with this problem but none of the suggested remedies worked because everything is actually set up like it claims it needs to be.

Any suggestions? I don't really want to buy a new printer because it sounds like Vista has printer problems period. Is it just Vista?

A:HP deskjet 722 suddenly quit printing on Vista

Hi if your printer is hooked up to your computer in vista then you need to go to the control panel and click on clasic mode on the upper left hand side of the window. Then click on the device manager. When in the device manager you have to click on the view menu and then view all. You must do this in order to see the printer. Right click on the printer and then click update driver and install the old driver.

Make sure the driver and or firmware you sellected is the correct one.

If you did not install a firmware update then this should fix the problem. If you installed a firm ware patch then find an older one if your seccond attempt at installing the same firm ware patch doesn't work.

If your printer is a network printer then you may have to install an older copy of the firm ware or attempt the latest patch again.

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   Hello. I have a Toshiba l505-s  5988   that I recently upgraded from windows 8 to windows 10 with no issues. Everything has worked fine. Suddenly yesterday my sound stopped working. The sound bars show there's sound playing, but there isn't. No it isnt muted anywhere. I have ran Microsoft's troubleshooter, but it finds no problem. I tried system restoring, but it still didn't fix it. I have uninstalled all audio drivers (2 drivers under AUDIO- microphone, speakers + 1 alternate "stereo mix"; 1 under SOUND/VIDEO; 1 under SYSTEM DEVICES "High Def Audio Controller") & tried even installing them straight from Toshiba's support site & from Realteks support site. By default it shows 1component under " playback", 2 components under " recording" so I've tried every combination of defaults & which is disabled, and only get the same result. I've had this same odd thing happen 1 other time a few years ago with I think my old hp laptop (possibly this one instead), and I know I tried so many billion of weird things that I do not remember at all what fixed it. Could anybody PLEASE help?
P.S. Headphone jack has never worked so I cannot try it. Also laptop stays stationary so nothing internal should have came loose
Isnt muted
microsoft troubleshooter found no problem
system restore didn't fix it
updated drivers (which had no updates)
uninstalled drivers & reinstalled from Toshiba & from Realtek
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We have a Compaq Presario CQ50 laptop running Vista. Everything seems in good running order, scans and hardware checks all come out clean, but suddenly the majority of keyboard keys stopped working. Can anyone give me a clue as to why this happened and what I can do to find the solution? Thank you for any help you can give me.

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Yesterday, the computer was working properly.  TOday, it was working fine, but when the battery became low and I plugged it in, the computer did not recognize that it was plugged in.  What can cause this to occur?  The charger block was not warm.  Should it become warm when plugged in when it is working correctly?  If the charging unit and and cable are okay, what else could cause this problem? Since my computer is completely dead, there is litle I can do to troubleshoot at this point.  I appreciate any input you may be able to provide.

A:Lenovo Yoga Pro 3 suddenly quit recognizing it is plugged in to charge

I would expect it to be slightly warm but not hot.  Your symptoms can be a bad charger (most likely) or a motherboard.  Are you still under warranty?

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Hi guys,

This just happened recently, and I have been trying to debug but can't. Here's the scene.

I have a desktop computer. It is connected to a netgear router, via direct ethernet cable. I also have 2 laptops that connect wirelessly.

Everyone can get on the internet. But I'm having some sharing issues. The two laptops can see each other in the network. But they can't see the desktop, and the desktop can't see the laptops.

I have verified that all are part of the same workgroup. I even tried changing the desktop's workgroup to something else, and then back, but still no joy.

What am I missing?

The only thing that's happened recently, is that Time Warner has been redoing our internet access. They have not come into my house, just redoing stuff on the street. But since we can all get on the internet, I don't think that has anything to do with it. But it's the only change recently.

Please email me your thoughts. I value this forum a great deal!
Dan Jablons
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A:Suddenly my computer can't see others on the network

What OSs are involved?
This is often a firewall issue.
Are there any error messages?

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Hi guys!

I have a weird problem with my desktop (Its running windows 7). I live in a shared house and im at the other side of the house to where the router is located. I usually have a wireless connection but the signal is weak and sometimes fails so I bought a pair of homeplugs also. I leave both plugged in at the same time which results in the computer having a preference for the wired connection over wireless. Up until now this has worked perfectly for me and ive never had connection issues.

Basically, one day I turned on the computer and the wired connection had changed to a public network symbol (rather than home) and displayed 'unidentified network' and 'no network access'. The wireless connection tried to kick in at this point but was either unable to connect to the network OR it did manage to connect but was unable to access anything on the web, although occasionally it manages to very very very slowly load a simple web page. Noone else in the house has any issues AFAIK and I can even connect fine using my xbox and iphone.

If I try to diagnose the problem for my connections it tells me that "local area connection" doesnt have a valid IP configuration for the wired connection whereas for the wireless connection it tells me pretty much nothing. I have tried all the standard stuff - resetting/restarting the router, checking cables, enabling/disabling the connections and setting a manual IP... all to no avail.

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A:1 computer on network suddenly cant connect

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I have an Inspiron 1525. I've had it for a year and a half (ish). I had an issue for a while where my computer would just turn off if you put too much pressure on the under side of it below the touch pad. I just ignored the spot, and went about life. Tonight, I was trying to watch a show on casttv.com and it wouldn't load the episode. I tried another, nothing, another, nothing, etc. So I decided to restart. During restart it shut off, so I clicked it to go back on, and it would say "start windows repair" or continue normally. Both options I chose would load for a few seconds, then just turn off. I finally got mad and threw it on the couch next to me, at which point my boyfriend tried and it started absolutely no problem at all as if I was imagining the whole thing. Whatever. So now it turns on fine, but the stupid thing won't connect to my wireless network. I have restarted 6 times, it just won't connect. I'm using my boyfriend's computer, which is (obviously) fine, as I'm using it to write this.
What could possibly be the problem? Why would it not restart completely, and why would it suddenly just not work on my network, which is running fine on a computer a foot away from it?
I'm on Vista. Of course, why not.

EDIT: When I search for a network, it says that the connection is poor and that the signal strength has 0 bars, and sometimes won't even find it, but this computer (6 inches away) will find it to be 5 bars. Thw ne... Read more

A:Computer suddenly won't connect to network that others will

It sounds like you need hardware support, all of the issues you describe point to hardware issues.

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When I tried to connect to my desktop computer from my Windows 7 Laptop, it doesn't see any other computers on the network but itself. I did check the firewall. I'm using McCafee Internet Security. It came with the laptop. I tried disabling the firewall, and I still couldn't see any of the computers on the network. When I go into McCafee and look at a network map, there it shows all the computers on the network. But when Looking at my network in windows, I don't see any other computers. I have tried to ping the computer on the network that I want to connect to and it times out. I checked the other computer, restarted it. Still nothing. Yesterday it was fine...today it can't see any of the other computers on the network.

I have a Dell Studio Laptop 4gb of ram 500gb hard drive Windows 7 64bit. If you need any other info, please let me know.

A:Windows 7 Computer Suddenly Can't See Computers on Network

Can you see your laptop from one of the other pc's on your network? Maybe you made some changes to something that turned of your network discovery make sure it is selected in win7 advanced sharing.

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Okay i got this huge problem and its starting to drive me nuts. Ive tried to connect two computers so i can play this game on the network with my brother. But the problem is that out of the blue my computer sstops showing on my brothers network and i can see his but at the same time i get an error for "network path not found"

IP That I Am Using Are

and subnet mask is

I am pretty sure that the Workgroup is the same. There is no firewall becuase it was running fine before. Also if i turn off the computer it tells me that the computer has logged off and finally if i try to search for it or ping it, there is no positive result. Id really appreciate it if someone can help me.

A:Computer Is Not Showing Up On THe Network

if you are on a router - or are you cabled together ?

if a router - will be the gateway

and then each PC will have another number so his and yours

firewalls are big problems with this sort of thing - if you each have a firewall - put in the firewall a range of IPs that are allowed to access - should be a setting somewhere

make sure you are in the same workgroup

make sure you have file and printsharing enabled on both machines

do an ipconfig /all
start>run>cmd>ipconfig /all
on each PC
then try and ping that IP

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Why would just one of our computers on our networks not be showing up?
My computer is Windows Vista
The one not showing is XP
If that matters?

Thank You,

A:One computer on the network not showing

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My computer, the host computer, in a peer-to-peer network is not showing up in the network neighborhood. however the other computer is.

I followed the directions and everything and the installation went great. i'm just curious as to why. (both computers are connected)

A:Computer Not Showing Up On Network

The primary cause of this is normally the workgroup name you are using for your peer-to-peer network. Check the Workgroup name on both machines. They have to be "indentical" - it is case sensative - so make sure the letter case is the same on both machines. Try that first and then reboot if you made any changes.

The second thing to check is if both machines have netbios over tcp enabled in the Advanced properties of the network configuration on both machines.

Start with that and let us know the results.


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Okay i got this huge problem and its starting to drive me nuts. Ive tried to connect two computers (both running windows XP) so i can play this game on the network with my brother. But the problem is that out of the blue my computer sstops showing on my brothers network and i can see his but at the same time i get an error for "network path not found"

IP That I Am Using Are

and subnet mask is

I am pretty sure that the Workgroup is the same. There is no firewall becuase it was running fine before. Also if i turn off the computer it tells me that the computer has logged off and finally if i try to search for it or ping it, there is no positive result. Id really appreciate it if someone can help me.

A:Computer Is Not Showing Up On THe Network

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Right now I have two PC's connected to my network, One that is wired to the router and a wireless connection that I'm on downstairs. Today, for some reason, the wired connection stopped working. I can't connect in a browser or messaging programs or anything. I really don't know what to do, as all my connections are fine, and it was working just yesterday.
My wired connection uses a RealTek integrated card, MSI motherboard.
Any help is appreciated, thanks.

A:Solved: 1 computer on network suddenly stopped connecting.

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Hello. Yesterday I was working on installing a program onto my computer, that would allow me to use my sixaxis Playstation 3 controller work on my computer, I think it worked by installing a new device or driver or something. But, Anyways, It doesnt work so I remove it from my computer and then restart. Insantly Im having probelms with my computer, for a long while My Keyboard wouldnt work, I had to switch it out with a different one, then my mouse suddenly stopped working as well. My internet is no longer working, and all the network connections are gone. When I try to set up a new one, it says the hardware is missing and the tast cannot be completed. Also, I found a few of my task tray Icons missing, and my sound hardware is no longer working or recongnized.

When I go into add harware. There's a list of items all with yellow exlemation marks that are apperently missing and cannot be restore. I will post a list of all the missing hardware in a new post below. Since the browser wont let me type more.

A:Computer Hardware And Network Connection Suddenly Missing

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Basically, my computer is linked to the internet via a wireless router and has all of a sudden become really slow at browsing. There are 2 other computers connected to the network in this house and one more that is linked to the router. All 3 of these computers are fine and have no problems at all.

I used to have no trouble browsing, but things have become so slow lately that I get constant disconnects from Windows Live Messenger, Facebook struggles to load, I can't even use YouTube anymore... Yet all of the other computers are fine. I did upgrade to Windows 7 5 months or so back and I replaced the network card in this PC a couple of months ago, but its only been since last week that I've been having these problems.
I have always had a decent 3-4 bars on the network signal icon, but this sometimes drops to 2 bars - which it never used to do. What makes it more suspicious is that the router is only in the room next door and I have a long range adaptor...
The last time I had a disconnect on the computer, I switched to my phone's Wi-Fi, and it couldn't find the router for a while. Yet all the other computers are working fine still.

Does anyone have any idea what could be the problem? I'm very capable with computers in general and I have kept this machine in very good working order, so I'm sure it's not a virus and I wouldn't have thought it to be a registry corruption or anything like that, but this really has me stumped...

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A:One computer on my wireless network is suddenly browsing slow?

Download and install the free copy of IOBIT Advance System Care. Once install it will start scanning for stuff then you click on repair and it will backup files then clean and fix. There are two buttons. One on the top and the one on the right. Need to run. If you install and run it, report back on it's findings.

Rule #1 Check system out
Rule #2 Check to see if Windows 7 update re-patch your wireless driver lately
Rule #3 Disable onboard Wireless and use USB wireless adapter and see what you get

Rule 1 and 3 should done. 3 is if the other two rules didn't show anything different?

Router brand, firmware check, an etc.?

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I have a wireless network as follows:
Desktop with XP, hardwired
Laptop with XP on network
New desktop with Vista on network
The new desktop computer with Vista shows the other computers on the network and I can share those files. However, the two XP computers do not show the Vista computer. They do show each other.
I did notice that the name of the network on the Vista is
"WORKGROUP". On the other two the name is "MSNHOME. Could this be the cause of the two not seeing the new Vista computer?

A:Vista computer not showing on network

I'm not certain but it probably is the cause as I believe they all need to be in the same named group.

Have you made sure that the firewall on the machine isn't blocking access.

You also could check in the tutorial part of the site I'm sure there will be something there that will help you.

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Printer Networking Problem -- Computer Can't Connect Wirelessly

My husband's Dell laptop runing XP Pro has been part of a home network we have had for about a year. He had no problem before printing wirelessly to our HP DSC 2400 All in One printer. However, several days ago (15 Sept. 2005), he could no longer access our hard-wired computer, the HP Media Center m470n desktop running XP Pro.
The symptoms:

1. The computer would not show up in My Network Places in his Windows Explorer. His computer could not find any of the folders (C Drive and My Documents) that we had designated as shared on the HP desktop.

2. He could no longer access the printer. He inadvertantly uninstalled the HP printer from his Printers and Faxes list. When he tries to use the Add New Printer Wizard, the HP printer will not show up on the list of computers on the network.
3. Once or twice the printer did show up on the list of computers, but it asked for him to enter a username and password. He never had used a password before. "Guest" was displayed on this, but was "grayed out."

Other facts:
--All of our computers are in the same workgroup, MSHOME.
--His computer can ping the HP desktop, and the HP desktop can ping his computer.
--I can access his computer by typing its IP address into the Run command line box.
--We have a cable modem by Scientific-Atlanta; our ISP is Comcast. We have wireless networking with a LinkSys router.
--My husband can still access the Internet... Read more

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My computer reboots when I am typing the network password.The screens suddenly goes black and the computer reboots. Then it displays an error code. Below is the error message and the code.
"The system has recovered from a serious error. A log of this error has been created. The data that the report contains: Error signature: BCCode:1000007f BCP1:00000008 BCP2: BA338D70 BCP3:00000000 BCP4:00000000 OSVer:5_1-2600 SP:3_0 Product:256_1 Technical information: The following files will be included in this error report C:\Docume~1\Allan\locals~\temp\WERdcfc.dir00\Mini1010108-03.dmp]sysdata.xml".
I don't know what this code means but can anyone help me with this problem of constant rebooting? Many thanks in advance.

A:While typing network password, computer Suddenly Reboots - WinXP

Hi, did you make any changes to your pc, before this happened?
Will it start in Safe Mode - tap F8 as the pc is starting up?

If you can get into Safe Mode.
Start > Run > Type
Click Launch System restore.

Then choose a date prior to the problem.
If the above does not work and you have the Xp install Cd.
Boot from the Xp install Cd...when prompted press [R]
Choose Windows installation [typically by pressing [1]
When prompted for password.
Press Enter.
chkdsk /r
[note space after chkdsk]
Let it scan the pc.
When fininshed.
Type Exit
And press Enter.

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Hey everyone, I have a concern that I can't seem to figure out. We have about fifty employees in our business that are all hooked up to different printers on our network. This one lady cant connect to any of the printers for some reason. She was connected
to them for years just like everyone else, now if she tries to print something the list of printers never appear for her to choose. When I go into "Devices and Printers", the page loads VERY slow but normally will show the printers there after a
few minutes (but not always). Ive tried rebooting her computer, resetting the print spooler, resetting the printers and even running programs like ccleaner to clear out data to try to make room. 
Sometimes after a reboot, the programs will find the printers and print but then after a couple minutes, they wont be located again. Its weird because the other person in her office can print and she is connected to all the same printers. For now, ive just
been having that employee do the printing for both of them till I can fix the issue. The computer is running Windows 7 Professional 64bit. Let me know if your guys think of anything.

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I am not 100% certain when it started popping up, but one day browsing through my computer, I noticed under networks, my computer would recognize 3 items: my computer, my computer as a media device, and a second computer named:YOUR-4DACD0EA75. What is this? I am not experiencing anything unusual since making the discovery, with the exception of some very inconsistent shutdowns, which i have not been able to replicate. I am mostly afraid I have some malware, adware, something that doesn't belong.

What is strange though, is that after a clean reinstall, the moment my computer is back on the network, it shows up, without even having the chance to visit any sites online. Any guidance would be especially appreciated!

A:Unknown computer showing up on network, YOUR-4DACD0EA75. What is it?

Is this the same thread you already posted?


Google is full of references to the question you ask, take a look...

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Ok I am having a problem getting this computer to view other computers on the network, it does not even show my share files or the workgroups name. I remember before I could at least see "home" then open then see my files.

I am on vista business and I am not sure whats going on, if someone would be willing to go through the basic steps with me one more time. To make sure I did not miss anything I would appreciate it!

I have UAC off, windows firewall on, private network, file print sharing, find domain, and thats it really. I even shared some random file and also set it to security level for everyone and guest. I have the client for microsoft, file print sharing, linklayer topology, and ip-6 all checked and installed.

Then in the firewall I have all the exceptions set to allow anything to do with sharing on as well.

Not so sure what else to do really?

Also I doubled checked twice and followed the steps on This blogspot page, I also tried to follow Bob's pages. Not sure whats going on to tell you the truth, I stopped trying to use it a while ago and turned off the services in controle panal and also disables a lot of crap, I just recently re-enabled them and double checked and even checked the help file in windows.

I just can't get it to show anything, I used to even see my router and invoke it now I cant!

Information to help you, to help me!

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Slane
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
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A::( Vista computer not showing network places.

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Here's my puzzling problem: I have two computers (both Windows 98) networked with a Microsoft Wireless Router. Both computers can access the Internet and I can share files between the two computers. On one computer I can access the Base Station Managing Tool and configure my network with no problem. On the other however, I cannot open the Managing Tool, as the option does not even show up. It says I am not connected to the network, and I am not connected to the Internet, even though I am. Any ideas why this would be?

A:computer connected, working, but not showing up on network

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Installed a network card in daughter's old Packard Bell (running Windows ME)to network with her new Emachine (running Windows XP Home). Emachine is sending but PB doesn't recognize the network card and is not transmitting. Computers are connected with CAT5e Crossover Patch Cable for Direct Cable Connection. (Plugged into network card on PB and LAN outlet on Emachine) Any ideas? This is a first time for me so please keep it simple.

A:Solved: HELP - host computer network card not showing up

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How can I get rid of this files/shortcuts showing in Network Locations located in My Computer?

This image might explain more

If I try deleting the files, it deletes the file in the C drive as well.

A:Local files showing in Network Locations in My Computer?

Option 2 method 1 in the link below is to unmap network locations, not so sure about network folders which have no drive letter but the tutorials should help.

Map Network Drive

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I have three computers running over a combo wired / wireless network. The basement unit is connected via a home wiring adapter and the main unit and laptop are connected via 802.11n wireless. The basement and laptop are running Win7 Pro and main is running Win7 Home Premium.
On the laptop and basement units I can see all my NAS devices under Computer:
(Drat! Board won't let me insert screen shot. Here's the Technet link: Network devices don&#39;t show in tree view)
On the main unit, it is the only one that shows (Black Beauty). All units are set to the same workgroup and network settings. What caused this? I use the NAS units for backup and media servers but can't save to them now because Windows doesn't see them, especially the GoFlex. MS Technet is a big goose egg on solving this.
Thank you.

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Hello All:

I have two computers networked...A and B. Computer B Network Neighborhood
doesn't see itself sometimes but sees computer A. So I reinstalled Windows
hoping to resolve the problem. Both computers can see each other by mapped
drives. After reinstalling windows on computer B Network Neighborhood
doesn't work at all. I get an error "Unable to browse the network", but the
network does work using mapped network drives on both computers.
I did have a problem with
"file and printer sharing for microsoft networks" on B computer. I went
into network icon and it did not show file and printer sharing in the list.
Tried to install it numerous times but would not install. I would reboot
the computer like it asked me to but it wasn't there. Then about the fifth
time it finally installed. All this time Network Neighborhood would not see
B computer from A computer but mapped networked drives worked from B to A
computer and A to B "Whew" that was a mouth full. Then finally everything
started working correctly on both computers. I really don't know how that
all happened. Oh by the way, I forgot to mention I'm running Win98SE on
both machines.

Any possible ideas as to what may have happened??
I'll keep in touch in case it faults again.
Does anyone have any ideas as to what might have happened?

Thanks much in advance


A:Network Neighborhood quit

Sounds like the network was functioning all the time since you could connect to both computers. It was just the browsing portion of it that wasn't. This has always been a bit complicated and sometimes just takes the computers being on for a while before the browsing will start to work.

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Hello All:

I have two computers networked...A and B. Computer B Network Neighborhood
doesn't see itself sometimes but sees computer A. So I reinstalled Windows
hoping to resolve the problem. Both computers can see each other by mapped
drives. After reinstalling windows on computer B Network Neighborhood
doesn't work at all. I get an error "Unable to browse the network", but the
network does work using mapped network drives on both computers.
I did have a problem with
"file and printer sharing for microsoft networks" on B computer. I went
into network icon and it did not show file and printer sharing in the list.
Tried to install it numerous times but would not install. I would reboot
the computer like it asked me to but it wasn't there. Then about the fifth
time it finally installed. All this time Network Neighborhood would not see
B computer from A computer but mapped networked drives worked from B to A
computer and A to B "Whew" that was a mouth full. Then finally everything
started working correctly on both computers. I really don't know how that
all happened. Oh by the way, I forgot to mention I'm running Win98SE on
both machines.

Any possible ideas as to what may have happened??
I'll keep in touch in case it faults again.

Does anyone have any ideas as to what might have happened?

Thanks much in advance


A:Network Neighborhood quit

If you only want to network those 2 PCs, all you need is a cross-over cable and a Networkcard in each PC. Make sure both PCs are in the same Workgroup. Set one PC to fixed IP with subnet-mask, the other PC to and the same subnet-mask. Install TCP/IP and activate File and Printer Sharing and off you go.

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I have this trojan/virus.. When I log on it shows up with whats in the screen shot below.

It also tried saving a file from the ip

When i ran a scan with AVG it came up with trojans, I deleted them and it didn't fix it when i restarted.

my friend went on my network and he got infected nearly straight away.

It creates dlls with random letters, dsfvgsvd.dll for example
and it runs processes with random numbers and letters.
their was a lot of svchosts, more then their should be.
and two of iexplorers. even though I wasn't running it, and don't use internet explorer

Screenshot: http://i30.tinypic.com/25i3lgy.jpg

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:28:31 PM, on 7/18/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\\GoogleCrashHandler.exe

A:Virus infecting my network, won't quit. Please help?

Hello and welcome to TSF.

HijackThis is no longer the preferred initial analysis tool in this forum.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and a

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:


After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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my wireless internet went down and I can't get back on. have rebooted twice unplugged the router still nothing. at first my computer could not find it just 2 un-secure networks that are not mine. Now I found mine entered the key but is says aquring network address. but after a while it says automatic but im still not connected. what do I do I give up.Im on my backup computer right now.please help its annoying

A:wireless network quit can't connect

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My desktop machine has quit working with the network. When checking devices I see the Netgear ethernet adapter has a yellow circle with an exclamation point in it. When I check properties the Device status is: This device cannot start (Code 10).
I've uninstalled, rebooted, reinstalled driver to no help.
I've remove the NIC and rebooted, then turn off reinstall the NIC and rebooted - no change..
This was working fine up til three days ago when I came in and found the machine had turned off during the night...
Any ideas???

A:Solved: Network adapter quit working

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I am going to thank all in advance for any help you can give. I have been working on this now for a few days and am making no progress. I have read through every available forum message I could find, tried most of it and am still at a loss.

A little history:

Vista Home Premium HP 9500 series laptop, internal wireless and ethernet connection. Netgear WGR614v6 Router, Motorola Broadband Modem SB5120. Machine specifc information below.

Wn XP Desktop wired to router - connection perfect
Win XP Old laptop wired to router - connection perfect
Vista laptop wireless to router - connection dropped

Wireless has always functioned perfectly until yesterday. Booted up machine - no wireless connection. I wired the laptop to the router, no connection. I wired the laptop direct to the modem, no connection. It's like someone just turned them off.

I went to the Netgear site and checked the router status, wireless status, etc and everything looks fine. I admit the firmware needs to be updated but with two machines working fine and the laptop functioning fine for the last 11 months, I don't want to do that just yet.

I am pasting information from this machine below per instruction from other posts. If you need further information don't hesitate to ask.

OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Version 6.0.6000 Build 6000
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name LAPTOP3
System Manufacturer Hew... Read more

A:Network Adapter Quit Working/No Connections

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all of a sudden this morning my forefront software is discovering the above trojan on my machine. indiates it is cleaned and then 5 minutes later it finds it again.

How do I clean this?

A:trojan suddenly showing up

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the ... Read more

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Hi folks. Just wondering if someone here has come across this kind of problem before. I run 2 HDD, both are Maxtor 60gb, the Master holds Win 2000, Win XP Pro, and Redhat 7.3. The 2nd HDD holds 3 partitions, I use these for storage of various data - Multimedia, Webdev, MP3, ect. Here's the prob - On reboot earlier today, the 2nd HDD suddenly showed up as unformatted. I've booted into a couple different DOS based diag apps, and get the same result, that the partitions are unformatted, including Partition Magic. The 3 partitions are intact, just unformatted. Which, of course, renders the data useless, as I can't get to it. Any advice here would be greatly appreciated. - Thank You. -Ed Parrott

A:2nd HDD suddenly Showing Up As Unformatted

hey edparrott

Can you see them when you use the W2K OS?

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I ran Kaspersky as my computer was way overdue for a full scan and it scanned a BullGuard file without any issues to report, but the thing is I've never used BullGuard, never downloaded it, never been anywhere near it. So I took a look in the folder it's nestled in - Windows > Applications > Tools > Security > BullGuard

There are nine files in the folder, one a video aptly titled Video, two PNG files, two .EXE files (one is called BgLicTool and the other BullGuard90_64), a file called licensekey.dat, a VBScript file called Bullguard, and two Windows Command Scripts named License and Install. Are any of these legitimate files? Can I delete them without problems? Kaspersky can't quarantine them and I haven't tried to move or delete them. I haven't run either of the EXE files or opened the video or images. I would just go ahead and delete them but I've had serious problems trying to remove fake programs before =/ The more I type the sillier this question seems but I thought I'd make sure.

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit, don't know if that helps. The computer is slower than usual but nothing else weird's been happening other than finding these files.

EDIT: Looks like another user's having a problem related to mine, with descriptions of finding files they don't recognise. I've found one other folder with sub-folders that I don't recognise and can't figure out what it belongs to. The two unrecognised (to me) f... Read more

A:Program I've Never Used Suddenly Showing Up

Hello and welcome.Right-click the taskbar, and then click Start Task Manager. Do you see a ping.exe consuming the CPU?Run RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next replyDo not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware programs will start again. Or if rebooting is required run it again.If you continue having problems running rkill.com, you can download iExplore.exe or eXplorer.exe, which are renamed copies of rkill.com, and try them instead.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may in... Read more

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here is what it says...
'This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12)

If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system."

i did a reinstall of xp so everything is like it was when i bought it, yet im still getting the error

A:my laptops wireless network card quit working

Try uninstalling the card in device manager, then reboot and let windows re-install it.

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Hi all, I recently got Windows 7 64 bit.
the day i got the machine home and running, i connected my USB harddisk and installed some stuff i had backed up from it.

But suddently i dont see the USB drives when i connect them, i have 2 and none of them is detected, or will they are detected and the "Safelly Remove Hardware and Eject Media" icon comes up in my right lower corner as it should, and when i click it my devices is shown by their propper names and i can safely remove them aswell. but they are not shown under "my computer" and my anti virus dosnt scan them aswell.

Tho if i plug in my USB flash pin from my key ring it finds it, anti virus scans it and it shows up just as it should.

Can anyone help me solve this as im really confused by now.

A:Win 7 Suddenly Stopped showing USB Drives

Welcome to SF, Jimkromann.

Could be a driver conflict.

Type MSCONF, go to startup tab, and uncheck everything EXCEPT microsoft items (for testing purposes).

Reboot and see if your usb devices are recognized.

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Hey everyone,

Today my external hard drive is suddenly not showing up in my computer or on my one file manager program. It is really weird cause the computer reads it and it comes up in disk management and in my device and everything says it is working fine.

I check for updates and everything with no luck. Rebooted it and tried all the simple fixes like that. I dual boot this computer and the external drive pops up on OS X Lion fine and lets me access it and everything, so it doesn't have to do with the hard drive itself.

It has been working fine for months and I really don't think I changed anything in the last day or two with the computer for it to suddenly not be working. Very strange problem. Windows basically says its working fine except it just won't show up in My Computer. I tried connecting with both a Firewire cord as well as USB and neither work. I spent hours checking all over the internet and still no luck.

Any advice? Please help!!


A:OWC Mercury Elite AL Pro Not Showing Up Suddenly

Mine just died not to long ago. That Oxford chip set doesn't last very long on these things. Been looking for something else that doesnt use that chip set.

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