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[Brightness] adjusting to virtual environment

Q: [Brightness] adjusting to virtual environment

Hi there guys,

I have a problem with my dell inspiron m301z laptop,
Whenever there is something dark on my display ( this could be a picture or a website or something else) my brightness automatically adjusts to that environment. So its like the brightness is adjusting automatically depending on the virtual environment. I looked up the forum for similiar problems and tried some things with the power options and stuff but couldnt not fix it..

However this does not happen when the adapter is plugged in, everything stays equal all the time,

Thank you guys.

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A: [Brightness] adjusting to virtual environment

So you are referring to a difference in behaviour when running on battery power versus mains power?

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The screen Brighteness is being the same its unable to adjust, I tried all sort of things but invain. So finally I came to know that, there is some PCI Device is not installed. Kindly tell me where to find that and how to install.

A:Brightness is not adjusting

Need the hardware ID of the device. http://www.howtogeek.com/193798/how-to-find-drivers-for-unknown-devices-in-the-device-manager/

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I have a few MPG and AVI files that inside WMP 10 I can't adjust brightness. The slider just jumps back to the middle and the movie remains dark. Any ideas?

A:adjusting brightness

Use another player.

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Hey everyone,

If I'm running media center in a window, is there a way to adjust the brightness of the video in the window without changing the brightness of the entire monitor?


A:Adjusting Video Brightness

How to Adjust the Brightness on a DVD in Windows Media Center | eHow.com

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Hi all,

Last tuesday I've received my new laptop / netbook: Asus X205TA. After installing everything I found out that my brightness isn't adjusting. I've tried to:
- Use all different ways to adjust brightness (charms bar, shortcut, power plan settings etc.)
- Windows update
- Update Microsoft Basic Display Adapter drivers (there are no updates available)
- Disable and re-enable the Display Adapter

Yet: it's not working. I've also have a problem booting up games. Even the simplest of games (as the netbook is low-spec) are either not booting up, or they show errors about not being able to access the video card or so. I wonder whether these issues have something to do with the brightness settings.

I'd appreciate any input from you guys


A:New laptop not adjusting brightness

Well issue is that your graphics cards drivers are't installed, nor detected! So you are stuck with Basic Display Adapter Drivers

I had a look at the specs and it says "Integrated Intel? HD Graphics" which isn't helpful as there are different models of the Integrated Intel? HD Graphics

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I have a NIVIDIA RIVA TNT2 MODEL 64P monitor with Windows XP installed. The brightness, color etc. on the monitor seem to be at the max but all images/pictures/movie files etc are very dark. Is there any other way to adjust the brightness on the monitor?

A:Adjusting Monitor Brightness

I think that's just your video card type. If your monitor is old and this has been gradually getting worse then it could be going. You can usually adjust the brightness with your video card settings.

Right click desktop, choose properties, settings, advanced. You may have to try a few of the tabs to find the controls.

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Hello! I have been having trouble with the brighntess not adjusting on my Lenovo Yoga 920-13IKB.I initially tried all the methods suggested on the lenovo support website with no luck.I then went to best buy (which is where i purchased the computer) and was told there was nothing they could do because it was a hardware issue since i had already tried everything on the support site. The gentleman kindly gave me the lenovo customer service number and so i called the next day.The first call went smoothly, the gentleman updated my driver and the brightness worked. Unfortunately that only lasted 2 days so i gave lenovo another call. The second gentleman kindly uninstalled and reinstalled my driver (as stated in the support website, which i had already done) and so the brightness worked.. AGAIN for only 2 days.i proceed to call a third time, but this time the customer service representative, rudely raised her voice at me over the phone. She wanted to access my computer to update my drivers AGAIN and i mentioned i had previously called twice and on both occassions they did the exact same thing with she wanted to do. She then gave me a very smart-mouthed answer basically telling me to ship in my computer so that they can fix it. i kindly asked if i would be able to ship it at a later date because i needed it for school. She then rudely answered me that i  then needed to call back when i was ready to ship my computer and ended my call. I was very displeased with the way ... Read more

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well when my laptop is plugged in it shows maxiumum brightness, but when its not plugged in it become brighter, yet brightness setting shows in the middle, for not plugged in, how can i get the plugged in brightness to equal unplugged brightness, and I have tried changing power settings.

A:Screen Brightness adjusting help

First of all, please specify maker and model of your laptop. Some vendors could have their own third party replacements for some functions.

Also, please go to Control Panel - Power Options - on the right side of your current active power plan select "Change plan settings" - in the next window click "Change ADVANCED power settings" - then navigate to - Display - Display brightness and check percentage.

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Hi! My Lenovo Yoga 710 14-IKB is now stuck on medium brightness and I canīt change it. I have tried to disable and enable generic PhP drivers and rebooting. Brightness adjusting was working fine 3 hours ago but now when I booted up my laptop, it wasnīt working.

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I have a HP laptop. Its screen it very bright. I want to dim the screen brightness. The keyboard keys doesnt help much it and i cant figure anything in settings section. Kindly help me with it.

A:Adjusting screen brightness

Hello Saniahasni Please tell us the full model number of your laptop and the operating system used. HP Notebook PCs - How Do I Find My Model Number

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I have a HP dv6 laptop, intel core I3, 4 GB, running windows 7 sp1.

The issue is the brightness will rapidly adjust itself intermittently. This is a new problem, Im not sure if there is any settings I can adjust or whatnot before taking it in for repair. Any help is appreciated!

A:Issue with brightness self-adjusting

Is there a hotkey button to adjust the brightness on the laptop? If so maybe it is stuck or sticking.
EDIT: My sister has the same laptop try holding the Fn button and tapping the F7 and F8 buttons to adjust the brightness. Those buttons might be sticking causing the issue.

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I've recently got a new computer laptop with Windows 7 and the first thing I noticed that the screen is much brighter (and maybe more saturated) than my previous laptop (with Windows XP). First I thought it was my laptop, but then I saw an other computer with Windows 7, and the screen there is very bright too. I searched the net and I see that there are more people complaining about the brightness on Windows 7.
I understand that I can set the screen brightness, but it seems like a fact that the "default" brightness on Windows 7 is way brighter than on Windows XP. Some people are probably accustomed to this, but to me it's too much. I can decrease the brightness with the laptopl's controls on the keyboard, but I think that's not the way to go - I think I should look at the Windows 7 configuration. I could go to the ATI Catalyst, but is there an other way? Is the Calibration tool the only option?

And the second question, if this is a common problem, maybe there are some known settings that would take Windows 7 brightness closer to Windows XP and earlier versions?

A:Adjusting Windows 7 brightness - what's the best way?

If these are new laptops then, yes they will be brighter then older computers. But it has nothing to do with Windows. It has to do with the display themselves. A lot of the new LCDs on modern laptops are brighter quite a bit brighter then previous generations in part, moving to LEDs for the backlight.

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since i bought my new laptop 2 weeks ago i havent been able to adjust my laptop's screen brightness, it is at it's maximum and the keys do not adjust it i have even tried doing it from the settings but still it doesnt work. Please help the brightness is affecting my eyes

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At my 1 week old Yoga 730-13IWL I have the following problem:When I increase or decrease the brightness using F11/F12, the brightness slider moves slowly. When I for example press 5 times in a row, I expect the brightness to go 5 level up, however, because of the slow reaction time it goes only 2 or 3 times up. This seems to be a driver problem for me for now, since when I pull the slider with mouse or change it on the action center there is no delay at all. What could be the problem and is there a setting I'm missing at all? I tried to change all the settings in Intel's Graphics Control Panel, as well as looking up for any possible setting in Lenovo Vantage.Things I tried:- Disable and enable monitor driver in device manager- Disable and enable Intel HD 620 driver in device manager- Uninstall and install Intel HD 620 driver (latest Intel driver from Intel's page)- Uninstall and install Intel HD 620 driver (latest driver provided by Lenovo on Yoga 730-13's product page)- Remove the drivers with help of DDU and installing both variants again My setup:Windows 10 1809 - 17763.437Latest BIOSLatest Intel Driver update from Windows Update Thanks in advance!

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I recently upgraded from WIN98SE to WINXP. Before the upgrade I used to go into my Display settings to adjust the brightness on my monitor through the video card, but now through XP I cannot find that function. My video card is a Nvidia Riva TNT2 64MB card. I have a brightness adjustment in the monitor settings, but that is already adjusted at 100% and I need to adjust up a little bit more. Does that make sense? Does someone know where I can find this now that I am on XP?

A:Adjusting Brightness in Display Driver

Uninstall your NVidia display adapter. Run one of these to be sure all the driver files are removed: Driver Cleaner Professional or Nasty File Remover.

Then, install the most recent driver:


You'll find color, brightness, gamma adjustments in the advanced display properties and a separate adjustment for DirectX overlays, such as video player windows.

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I purchased a new computer the other day and it is running Windows 10 Home. One thing that's annoying me is that when I adjust the screen brightness through Control Panel it keeps getting undone. I don't want to squint when I look at my screen. I keep having to increase the brightness all the time. How can I set the brightness and have it stick? Thanks.

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I was adjusting my battery settings on my laptop and now my screen has gone much darker. I cant seem to locate a brightness adjustment in the control panel. Can anyone make a suggestion? The laptop is a lennovo ibm thinkpad.

A:Solved: adjusting screen brightness

actually, i think i just figured it out. I had changed the setting to maximum battery life. Just switched it back to maximum performance and issue went away

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I'm unable to adjust the screen brightness on my Yoga 920.  It's stuck.  The F11 and F12 keys do nothing. I have updated the BIOS.  I have reinstalled the driver.  When I do so, it fixes the problem ... until the next time the laptop goes to sleep or shuts down.  Then, when it comes back on, the brightness is stuck at wherever it was before. If I then reinstall the driver *again*, it fixes the problem ... until the next sleep/shutdown, when the problem reappears. A Lenovo support agent told me the only thing to do is a hard reset on the machine, restoring it to factory condition.  Obviously I'd rather not deal with that hassle if there's a less destructive way to fix the problem. Ideas?  Suggestions? 

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i cant get the function keys for the adjusting of brightness of my laptop screen. i can adjust it when it starts up but when the welcome message of windows xp starts i cant adjust it anymore. it's very annoying since i have to restart my laptop just to adjust the brightness using the function keys. anyone can help? please thanks.

i'm using Windows xp, Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family for my graphics.

these i think the most relevant for this issue.

btw, all the other function keys work. thanks again

A:adjusting brightness (function keys)

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After upgrading the OS to windows 10, the fn keys (f9 and f10) for adjusting the screen brightness are not working. I have already updated the driver of the keyboard to the latest version and there is no problem in ajusting the screen brightness in the display setting panel. Please help.

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Ive obviously changed some setting on my Samsung R780 laptop but no idea what.

The Fn key is not working for anything like settings to increase/decrease volume and brightness.

Any ideas how to fix it please.


A:Volume and Brightness not adjusting with Fn key on Samsung laptop

Try Installing the Easy Display Manager ... From the Link below ..
R780 17.3 High Performance Notebook (NP-R780-JS03UK) | Support | SAMSUNG UK
If that is not your exact Model Number search Samsung Website ... For the right Model ...

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When I open several winndows and try to adjust screen brigtness on the laptop via the settings window or the hotkeys, the screen brightness does not change quickly, but it takes several minutes for the brightness level to adjust. If I play with windows resizing, or press ctrl-d repeatedly to show/hide the desktop, brightness level changes slightly with each press until it reaches the new level. Did anyone encounter similar behavior?

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Hi everyone, I have a pretty weird tech problem.

What happens is, whenever I adjust my monitor's brightness (from its physical buttons) the screen turns black. However the monitor is still on, the LED is still green and the computer is still responsive, the screen just turns black.

I can use the computer just fine, as long as I don't try to adjust anything. If I do want to change something, I have to change the values a little, then restart, change them again, restart until I have the values I want. This problem appeared when I tried to adjust the brightness by keeping the + button pressed down, so it increased quickly.

Is this indicative of a dying monitor ? It is pretty old, it's an LG L1750SQ, 17 inch LCD, it's over 4 years old. Also, I do not believe the video card to the problem, since it stays pretty cool, it has a good heatsink on it.

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+, x86 Family 15 Model 47 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 3071 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT , 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 30521 MB, Free - 4273 MB; D: Total - 61043 MB, Free - 37894 MB; F: Total - 61051 MB, Free - 27826 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., A8R-MVP, Rev 1.xx, MB-1234567890
Antivirus: COMODO Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

EDIT: Now it's happening even without adjusting anything. I'll ... Read more

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Hi All,

I have an ASUS S400CA running Windows 8.1 (64 bit) and I am having a major issue. When I click Fn + F5/F6 to increase or decrease the brightness, nothing is happening. The slider is stuck beyond a point and the brightness does not change regardless (it is stuck at the highest setting). I have tried to fix this issue by changing brightness settings in the Control Panel, Battery Options, etc. but nothing is working.

How do I fix this issue? Is this is a driver issue? I have tried to find previous versions of the Intel HD Graphics 4000 Driver on the Asus website but only find the one I am using. What should I do? This is urgent!

Thanks so much!

A:URGENT - ASUS S400CA Brightness Not Adjusting

On my ASUS Laptop I believe its the ATK utility that controls the Fn key operation. Have a look and see if the ATK utility is available for your model.

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i am unable to change the brightness of my system when updated to windows 10 from windows 8.1 .The brightness always remains as maximum.So that the charge of the lap is getting down fastly

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I just got the HP Pavilion 27xi IPS LED Backlit Monitor at work, working on a computer running Windows 10. I'm pretty tech-saavy, but I cannot figure out how to adjust the brightness! I've tried the F9/F10 function; doesn't work. I then thought it might be an issue with the driver, so I went to Settings -> Displays -> Advanced Display Settings -> Display Adaptor Properties -> Monitor (tab) -> Properties -> Driver (tab) -> Update Driver but got the "The best driver software for your device is already installed" message. Under the Settings -> Displays screen, there's no option for adapting the brightness and I've scoured the forums, but none of the solutions presented are working. Should I manually install an older version of the driver software? Any other potential solutions?

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On 31st Jan 2019 the screen driver was automatically updated. Since then, i can no longer adjust the screen brightness. Any suggestions? 

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My tablet is X1 Tablet 2nd (20JCS0LU2U) with Windows 10 (1809) The option of "Change brightness automatically when lighting changes" is ON, but the brightness changing has never worked. When I checked the option OFF and checked it ON, the screen went a little dimmer and went back immediately.As a result, the keyboard backlight which set to AUTO is not functional either. In one condition the backlight would light, that when in a dark room, set the backlight to AUTO, and check the option metioned above to OFF and then to ON, the backlight turns on. I'm wondering whether the sensor is working, how can I check this? And where does the sensor locate on the systemboard? On the front-facing camera module?Or it is the problem of Windows 10, some options are not set correctly. THANX

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After updating the BIOS to the last (for correct operation with 16 Gb of RAM). There were problems with the fan speed control button, and the brightness setting.Button still open app but not adjust speed.The brightness is set by FN + up / down normally, however the display of the brightness status bar does not occur correctly.Full fill of status bar corresponds to 20% of brightness. photo attached. I updated all the drivers,Changed the registryVisited a bunch of forums,I did not find a solution for Vin7 x64!Can you help me?

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Hello guys, I am not seeing the 'screen brightness' adjustment on this pc though? Normally it would be at the bottom of the Power Plan window. Pressing the FN key and using the up and down arrows or f4 or f5 keys doesn't do it either, help?

A:Dell Inspiron 15 N5040 Adjusting screen brightness?

mikehende,Reinstall the video card drivers. You may also want to install the chipset drivers first, reboot the machine and then reinstall the video card drivers.

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I'm having some visual disturbances and tried to reduce the brightness using the hot button on the monitor. I had succeeded in reducing it in the past but don't know how. I tried pushing the button and all it did was increase the brightness so now I'm worse off than before. There doesn't seem to be any function for up or down. I can't find anything is display options either related to brightness.

Can anyone help with this?
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Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 917 GB (850 GB Free);
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

A:Problem Adjusting Brightness Asus VE228 monitor

I was able to find that you push the hot button and then the down arrow which looked like it was for volume to reduce the value. Phew.

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Hi...I installed Fisher-Price Petshop onto my new eMachine (CLICK HERE) and I get the following error when trying to launch game...

"This Program Requires At Least 3 MB Of Free Virtual Memory To Run On"

The only changes I made to thiseMachine (CLICK HERE) is I Partitioned the C: drive and created a 100 gig "backup" partition. That...and I doubled the Ram.

Can anybody explain this virtual memory thing and how to change it (and to what) please?

A:Adjusting my virtual Memory...for Petshop


You don't have to move something to your computer.
Following this site http://www.gzkidzone.com/gamesell/p20978.asp ,
among the requirements for the game only Window 95 or 98 is needed.
And you have Windows XP Home !
Check the paragraph Compatibility tools on this webpage http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_abc.htm

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This problem is similar to this post:


and although not quite the case:

Thank you for the two posts. I had a similar problem where two virtual music folders in $USERPROFILE% were created, but there was just one in C:\\Users\$USERPROFILE%

I believe that this event occurred because I initially accidentally moved the music virtual folder in $USERPROFILE% to another area, and the 'MUSIC' link in the start menu located it there. However, at the time, since i have only been using Vista for 3 days now, i did not know that virtual folders existed. Thus, thinking that another music folder had been created, and was taking up space in my hard drive, I subsequently deleted the music folder.

Consequently, the location of the music folder did not work, but when i tried to fix that up, two virtual music folders showed up in %USERPROFILE%, and only one appeared in C:\\Users\$USERPROFILE%. I thought this was a registry problem, and decided to take a look at:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Explorer\User Shell Folders

I also looked at the shell folders as well. But, as I am not proficient in registry files, I did not do much except just check that the link for the music folder had not been tampered with, and was showing correctly, $USERPROFILE%\Music.

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Hi Guys,

I need a urgent help and suggestion.......

A is a dependency of B application both are sequenced using Appv 5.1. We are using SCCCM for deployment and connection group ( App-V Virtual Environment)
There are 3 SCCM deployment type for the both application listed below
 1. for VM (requirment set for VMs only)
 2. For STD (requirment set for physical machine only)
 3. For RDS (requirment set for Servers only)

We have created the App-v virtual environmens for each corresponding DT.

After deploying (SCCM) the package we are getting more than 1 connection group for the same application.

Connection groups are :


group id : XXXXXXXXX
 Version id : XXXXXXXXXXXX
 IsEnabletoUser : False
 Userpending : False
 IsEnabledGlobally : True
 GlobalPending : False
 InUse : False
 Percentloaded : 100
 Priority : 7295

group id : *********
 Version id : ***********
 IsEnabletoUser : False
 Userpending : False
 IsEnabledGlobally : True
 GlobalPending : False
 InUse : False
 Percentloaded : 100
 Priority : 7295

AS I erliear said there are 3 DT for both the application so

1. why only two connection groups are creating not all 3? As per DT requirment only one should be create while adding/publishing the package. Ideally o... Read more

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hi, guys

Please refer this to a proper area if it is not in one already because i looked around and there is not category for Virtualization. Now here is my problem.

I am using an Acer aspire 5552 laptop with the specs:

AMD Athlon(tm) X2 P340 Dual-Core Processor, 2GB Ddr3 Ram, 500GB Hdd, Ati Radeon Mobility HD4250 gpu, OS; Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (Upgraded via Anytime Upgrade). I ahve recently acquired Oracle VirtualBox and have successfully created a virtual machine and have installed Windows Xp SP2 on it but now my problem is with the drivers on and for the VM. I have the drivers for the laptop (XP Drivers) and when I install these in the VM, I am graced with a BSOD. I am baffled. Does the VirtualBox require that I acquire special drivers that work particularly in a VM environment or should I be just happy with what I got? I wanted to play music and watch movies from the VM to complete my virtualization experience. Your advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:BSOD in a virtual environment.

hello. Upon my post I managed to read the VB manual and I it seemed to solve my problems. Yes, it was something I should have done before bothering people. The VirtualBox required I log on to the guest OS in Safe Mode and then attach a virtual disk that was in the installed directory of the Oracle VB which had the VirtualBox Graphic Adapter drivers and then since I had installed an N-lite modded XP, the sound drivers were not present in the I386 folder upon installation. So I had to get them from a driverpack pack that I have in a virtual disk image...the old Intel AC97 drivers. Now I'm happy to report that my virtual Machine operates like a dream. Thank you for letting me blab.

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I recently got one of those dreaded NTLDR messages when I was attempting to open my virtual machine. I am running Win XP Pro on a MacBook 10.4, Accessing via Parallels 3.0. The machine will not recognize the DVD drive so I could reboot, nor the USB drive. My local tech's only suggestion was to "start over" with my virtual machine, by uninstalling/reinstalling XP and Parallels. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.

A:Nt Loader Problem In Virtual Environment

Without the ability to recognize the DVD or USB drives, you're pretty limited in the options you have. You'll need something that can access the OS within the VM in order to attempt to repair it. Without that, you're pretty much stuck with rebuilding the VM from scratch. (FWIW - I make a backup copy of each VM that I have and store it on my USB drive in case I need it.)

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I read of all the serious infections users are getting and asking for help on the Forum and wonder why all these troubles are so prevalent. All Forums are inundated with similar calls for help.
For probably the past 8-10 years I have exclusively used Sandboxie, an extremely user friendly virtual program invented and marketed by that brilliant entrepreneur Tzuk.
My understanding of a virtual concept is that the computer is open to the world, but completely sealed off from the PC operating system. The bugs are allowed to fly around in their virtual environment but can go nowhere.
On browser shut down, all the virtual environment is killed off, complete with bugs. Whatever creepy crawlies were about have not even sniffed the outside of the virtual box - a sealed operating quarantine area. The Fox never gets anywhere near the Chickens.
I have never had a single infection of any worth in all those 8-10 years. A few minor offenders got through at times, but were soon killed of by my AV`s. I have surfed through the Valley of Death many times, you name it, I have been there, but always come out without a scratch.
My question is, why do users ignore the futuristic security prospect of using a virtual system, still plod on with the old AV stuff and get all kinds of bugs invade their PC`s ?
A virtual system has no restrictions, it is infinite, whereas all other security programs depend on constantly updating their data bases in a mad dash to kee... Read more

A:Is a Virtual Environment the Best Security Protection Available ?

You do raise a good point virtual desktops are great and people should use them. But I think the main reason people are not using this type of software is because many non-IT literate people don't really know what it is. People get told to have one AV and one Firewall and that's it.
I have a virtual desktop but never used Sandboxie so I will have to try that out. My virtual desktop isn't that great but it's still pretty good it's the COMODO one.
A question I do have if you could answer it, if for example I didn't have the latest version of Java, but that was installed on my PC and not run in the virtual desktop, obviously outdated version of Java are at the greatest risk to get you an infection would the virtual desktop prevent the bug coming through the Java version or would it get through?

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My system seems to having issues with the ntvdm.exe / virtual DOS environment.

I have a WinXP machine with an Intel HT enabled CPU, I understand that these issues could be linked to the relationship between DOS and the HT CPU, but am not sure.

When I run said program, the ntvdm.exe process starts, and continually hogs 80-90% of the CPU time, even when the program is idle.

I did a google search, and found that this is quite a common problem, and one of the soloutions was to use "tameDOS" which should supposedly cure the issue, well it does to a point, it "throttles" the process, but in turn makes the program very sluggish and slow to responed.

Anyone have anything I can try to fix this problem?, I have been told to try turning off "quick boot" in the BIOS, and also "fast writes" in the GFX card menu.

Incidentally, disabling HT in the BIOS doesnt cure the problem either.

Please help.


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Listed below are the logs, any help would be great in pinpointing the cause. So far I found that it looks like some causation may be from Removable Disk E:/ but I'm not sure.


A:Computer Crashed While Using Virtual Environment






TAG_NOT_DEFINED_c000000f: FFFFF88002F22FB0

EXCEPTION_RECORD: fffff88002f22b18 -- (.exr 0xfffff88002f22b18)
ExceptionAddress: fffff8800538a2fc (usbuhci!UhciPollAsyncEndpoint+0x0000000000000114)
ExceptionCode: c0000005 (Access violation)
ExceptionFlags: 00000000
NumberParameters: 2
Parameter[0]: 0000000000000000
Parameter[1]: ffffffffffffffff
Attempt to read from address ffffffffffffffff

TRAP_FRAME: fffff88002f22bc0 -- (.trap 0xfffff88002f22bc0)
NOTE: The trap frame does not contain all registers.
Some register values may be zeroed or incorrect.
rax=ffff008005e57700 rbx=0000000000000000 rcx=fffffa8005973fd0
rdx=fffff88005e576c0 rsi=0000000000000000 rdi=0000000000000000
rip=fffff8800538a2fc rsp=fffff88002f22d50 rbp=fffff88005e57680
r8=000000004f444648 r9=00000000dcc30700 r10=00000000ffffffff
r11=fffffa8005a8d5c0 r12=0000000000000000 r13=0000000000000000
r14=0000000000000000 r15=0000000000000000
iopl=0 nv up ei ng nz na po nc
fffff880`0538a2fc 0fba600417 bt dword ptr [rax+4],17h ds:ffff0080`05e57704=????????
Resetting default scope

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffff80002cc85be to fffff80002cd0b90

fffff880`02f21bf8 fffff800`02cc85be : 00000000`00000000 fffff880`0166837a fffff880`02f22370 fffff800`02cfba90 : nt!KeBugCheck
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This may be self-explanatory however if I have a machine (say HP, Dell, etc.) that comes with media + COA (and in Dell/HP's case self-activate) why does the BIOS info not pass through to the guest OS.

Even if I image + mount the HDD as a guest OS?

Sorry if this is a dumb question - wasn't sure where else to put it.

thx for replies

A:Virtual Environment: Reactivation Required?

Quote: Originally Posted by winstontj

This may be self-explanatory however if I have a machine (say HP, Dell, etc.) that comes with media + COA (and in Dell/HP's case self-activate) why does the BIOS info not pass through to the guest OS.

Even if I image + mount the HDD as a guest OS?

Sorry if this is a dumb question - wasn't sure where else to put it.

thx for replies

EVERY machine (whether bare-metal or virtual) on which Windows is installed requires a valid license.
Direct OEM licenses (such as Dell, Tosh, or whatever) can be installed ONLY on bare-metal machines

HOWEVER: If, and ONLY if, you choose to install a bare-metal OS which is retail (or Linux, etc.) and then shoose to install the Windows OS that came with the machine as a VM (using the COA Key), then you may use that installation.
This abides by the one-key, one-install rule, and with the licensing rules for Windows.

This means that you CANNOT install a Direct OEM as host, with the COA Key as Guest.
You CAN install a Retail Key/License as host, with the COA Key as guest.
You CANNOT use an Upgrade system iin eitehr case without a separate valid license.

Hope that makes sense - if not, please post back for more details (and include exactly how you would like to use your available Keys)

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Multiple attempts to download and install Windows XP Mode have failed during initial extract phase of the install with the error:

Extract error! File is corrupt.​
The failure occurs at approximately mid-point during the extraction.

To get around this error, the following has been attempted:
1) Attempted down load using IE8: Failed during extract.
2) Attempted down load using Firefox: Failed during extract.
3) Down loaded to different locations on same drive: Failed during extract.
4) Down loaded to different locations on different drive: Failed during extract.
5) Down loaded from within different operating systems (WinXP Pro and Win7): Failed during extract.
6) Used other home computers to do the down load: Failed during extract.

Based on the above attempts, the only conclusion that I can reach - unless there is something I'm not seeing:
1) The file being selected during the down load process is corrupt (unlikely).
2) My IP network is experiencing an issue at or near the same point during the download each time (unlikely).
3) There is a process (foreground or background) which is blocking the extraction of the file due to the data type being extracted (low probibility).
4) The Win7 installation contains potential "glitches" that are undetectable through normal observation means (low probibility).
5) There is problems with all disk drives on the PC (low probility).
6) There are issues with the BIOS and/or hardward (motherboard, CPU, etc.) (low probility... Read more

A:Windows XP Mode Virtual Environment - Install Failure

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I'm looking at trying to get some experience on a Windows server operating system to help me apply for jobs. I want to learn how to create an Active Directory, DHCP and DNS environment in a virtual configuration so I don't have to obviously buy things. I've tried searching the web for guides but I really don't find much.Does anyone know of any good websites etc?

A:Guide on how to setup AD, DHCP and DNS in a virtual Server environment?

Just a thought - have you tried Microsoft TechNet?
Good luck to you.

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Wasn't quite sure where to post this query - it seems to cross subject matter twixt email and security.

I am currently trying out the security program Returnil which has you working in a virtual environment. How does this effect the reality of incoming email to my Windows Mail account? I have occasionally forgotten that I am working in the virtual environment and then gone and checked my mail/replied etc. However when I have gone back to Windows Mail in the 'real' world, my messages have disappeared.

What am I doing wrong or maybe could I be advised as to what is the best practise regarding program based email client when using Returnil.

Thank you in advance.

A:Solved: What happens to my incoming emails when I am working in a virtual environment?

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This is the screen i get when i start my virtual machine of Windows 8. This is what comes written there.
"Windows Recovery Environment
Your PC needs to be repaired
This 64-Bit application couldn't load because your PC doesn't have a 64-Bit Processor. If you're using Windows To Go, make sure your USB device has a version of Windows that's compatible with the PC you're trying to use.
Error Code: 00xc000035a"
All this when I already have a 64-Bit Genuine Windows 7 home premium installed on my Sony Vaio Lapotop with Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM.
What should i do please help??

A:"Windows Recovery Environment" after installing Win 8 virtual machine

Windows 8 throws an error involving winload.exe when it can not boot for any reason.

Sounds to me like you might have to setup VirtualBox better or whatever software you're using. I don't use virtualization, so I can't be more specific.

In your motherboard bios settings, make sure Virtualization is on, or similar. (VT or HAV)

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At my company, we're currently operating in a workgroup environment. We would like to switch to a domain environment. We have two servers running linux, one server running Windows Server 2003, and roughly 20 workstations. The workstations are all XP Pro except for 2 laptops running Vista.

The Windows server is used as a terminal server, and really does nothing else. The original intent was to utilize thin clients, but this has not happened. Currently, the Windows server is very much underutilized, with 0-1 connections being the norm. (Yes, it does get used, just not much.)

One linux server is our file server. It also runs openldap, subversion, and a few other tools. We want to use ldap as a central location for credentials to various services. (logons, vpn, file shares, email, subversion, etc.)


Is it advisable to use the Windows server as a terminal server and primary domain controller using Active Directory? (We're considering using samba to be the PDC, but then we lose some of the capability that AD offers, most notably group policy editing.)

Does Active Directory work well with OpenLDAP to synchronize passwords?

Is there a better solution I'm missing?

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     I have Dell Inspiron13 7000 series laptop.Everything was working fine until 2 weeks back.
Suddenly I wasn't able to use F11/F12 keys to controll brightness.Even if I clicked I wasn't getting the actual brightness bar.I checked some blogs and youtube videos, which helped me and it fixed my issue.
Suddenly after almost a week or so, I am getting another issue.I can scroll up or down the brightness however it doesn't change any brightness level.Right now it is too bright but I can't change it.
Has anyone been facing this issue or resolved this?
Laptop was in perfectly operating condition before.I have been getting these issues recently after regular windows update.

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