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Q: Confusing technical error

Whenever I log in to my windows XP, a minute after logging in a blue screen appears, saying, "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer". After this, it suggests several things to try and then it displays this technical error:

*** STOP: 0x0000008e (0xc0000005, 0x805787f8, 0xba11b99c, 0x00000000)

Below this it states it's "dumping physical memory to disk".
After a period of time it just shuts down and restarts. I've tried uninstalling my inernet security as I believe it involves the RAM in the computer (we have 1.5 GB) but that only worked for the day. What is going on with my computer?

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A: Confusing technical error

You could check the Minidump file in your Windows folder to see if that points to the cause of the problem. If you are unsure about what to look for, you could upload it here.

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ok here is the deal. I just finished building my new pc. I believe that all the hardware is 100% correctly put in to the case. here is the problem:

When i boot my pc up, the fans are running everything looks good. My monitor on the other hand say "Monitor is in power save mode, Activate using pc." This is confusing to me. Now i have done a few things to solve this, but all failed. Iv'e tried a new monitor, no good... same message. I've rechecked my hardware... good i think. Now i have a USB and it goes through its checks when i boot up even though the monitor is not working. From what i understand from reading about the usb 4 red constant lights means something is wrong with your processor, but what do 4 green lights mean that are constant? Some people said to me that when you first boot up the pc there should be beeping. They said this is good. Well no sound happens with mine.... fans run lights go on. reset switch works... power switch ect... I can't figure out why it wont run though. If anyone has any suggestiong please.

A:Confusing error

Please post your system's specs. Best done by filling out your profile in this forum.

I'd start with the ram. First try the obvious, take the ram out and re-seat it. Next, if you have two sticks, try taking one out and see if that helps.

What is your graphics card? Does it require it's own connection to the power supply (as most new cards do) and have you connected it?

When posting your computer's specs, please include details on your power supply as well.

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Alright, this is REALLY pissing me the *BEEP* off. It's been going on for quite awhile and I cannot find the source of why I get this error. What error you ask? Let me explain.

Alright, so I open up a folder and in this folder are some video files of mine [avi, mpg, whatever]. So far everything's all fine and dandy...until I do two things. One is right click, highlet "View", and then click on "Thumbnails". For a few seconds all the video files load properly, but out of the *beeping* blue I get this message.

The other issue I have results with the same problem as all I *beeping* do is click on a file and use the arrows to check each file and it doesn't matter how fast I tap the arrow buttons.

So that's my problem and I have no f-ing clue why I get this error. Maybe it's a driver problem? I don't know, but I can't find the origin of this issue.

My computer specs are pretty much that I'm running on a eMachine with Windows XP Service Pack 2.

Anyway, there is one thing that comes to mind as to why this happens. Can't say for sure if it has anything to do with this error, but a few months ago I installed the ATI Catalyst because my ATI graphics card is about 2 years old and I needed something to help play newer games. Sadly, it didn't really help all that much and I don't want to spend a couple hundred dollars upgraded my computer. Is it possible this ATI Catalyst could've caused this error to ... Read more

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Whenever I install something I get the following error message: "Setup failed to run installation: Classfactory cannot supply requested class". If anyone has any ideas as to how I can fix this would be greatly appreciated.

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Try downloading the latest Windows Script


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Picture: http://i.imgur.com/sathGpd.png

Basically, it says icloud.com... changes names every time.

This error goes away for a while, after I virus scan and restart pc

Additional info; OS is Win7 x64 bit (ultimate) SP1
Browser is Google Chrome.

The real question, is if anyone knows how to prevent such an error.

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Well first here's the picture where it tells that it can perform sound test... And I JUST BOOTED PC so no program that I know, can make this... And this is so confusing becaouse the day before EVERYTHING worked well and I didn't do anything that could be the reason for this... :S Last night I could listen music now i can't!?!? help plz

ps. all drivers are installed... so what could happend over night to cause this problems?
JUst one more thing. I had some problems with ntfs.sys and solved it with chkdsk c: /f /r and then everything is normal... maybe runing chkdsk may cause this late problems?

A:Confusing error with sound

I just rembember that I DID chkdsk c: /f /r BEFORE this failure of sound...

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Hello everyone I hope someone here can help

First off, this problem is on my husband's puter.
OS: Windows XP Home Edition
CPU/Ram: Pentium R 4 CPU 2.80GHz; 2.79GHz, 512 MB Ram
System Manufacturer: Dell

He started getting a "Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library Runtime Error!
Program: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe abnormal program termination." about 5 days ago whenever he tries to play a game in Pogo. If you use Microsoft's JVM and click on a game in Pogo to play, you have an option on whether or not to download an applet that makes the game load quicker. If you use Sun Java, you don't get this option, 100's of files per game are saved to your puter whether you want them to or not. He has never had Microsoft's JVM on his puter, he only has ever used Sun.

When he gets the Runtime Error message, he clicks the OK button and IE closes completely. When he clicks on the Quick Launch icon for IE, it will open back up and he'll still be logged into Pogo.

I have researched many pages of Runtime Errors, and couldn't find anything that totally fits his problem.

Advice given in many sites was to run Ad-Aware, Spybot, virus scan and HijackThis. The people reporting the problem said that when they ran these programs, their problem was fixed due to ad- and spy ware. His was not. He does not have anything of the sort on his computer.

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I saw some posts that mention the Toolbars as causing this type of problem E.G. Google toolbar have you tried uninstalling all of those?

I've rattled off every setting for each prog and he has them all exactly], yet I end up cleaning and fixing his puter like every other day but I get something MAYBE once or twice a year. His Spybot is blocking over 13 000 objects, whereas mine is only blocking just over 7 000. ?!?!?! It's not that he's puter stupid or anything, nor does he "hang out" in questionable sitesClick to expand...

My thought is he has something thats reinfecting his PC over and over. I had 1 PC that I ran Spy-Bot, Ad-aware, Nav, AVG, CCCleaner, Ewido, Hijack this and more. I would get it 100% clean (from anyones perspective). I would hook it up to the internet and in 30 mins he would have more stuff on it. I ended up rebuilding it.

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Hi folks

This has me baffled. (and has done for a while!)

I've reinstalled an apache server on an external HD to do work on a website. PHP, MySQL etc all installed separately.

Server runs ok in IE but when i try to view the pages in FF i get the following error message: (the title of the page is 500 Server Error)
Server Error
The following error occurred:

Cannot connect due to potential loopback problems [/SIZE][/quote]

I really don't have a clue how to resolve this and would be grateful for a pointer or two.

Thanks in advance
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Well, I downloaded HJT on another computer, burned it, and uploaded it to a NEW folder on my desktop on my problem computer and, quite frankly, it goofed. HJT encounters an error when it is scanning NT services and has to exit. Man, I'm really beginning to hate this computer....

A:Technical Error In HJT

Some computers have this problem, try using an older version:

Please download HijackThis - this program will help us determine if there are any spyware/malware on your computer. Create a folder at C:\HJT and move HijackThis1982.exe there. Run a scan and save the log file. Get HijackThis Analyzer and save it to the same folder as the hijackthis.log file. Run HijackThis Analyzer and type in y if you agree. Open up the result.txt file created. Copy the whole result.txt log and post it in the forum. Do not fix anything in HijackThis since they may be harmless.

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Since about a year ago I started playing around with C languages, everything was golden and ran rather well. However when I wrote an app that I will link below that seemed to behave in a very strange fashion.
The code compiled correctly however on my main computer something strange happened. It was a run time error that I have not seen before and when I ran the program in a VM and on a different computer and even in Linux it did not appear. The program operated
in every single system without fault. I even tried moving from the VS2012 Compiler to GNU however things got even worse. The program compiled under GNU and it never threw a run time error the one compiled with VS2012 did however throw an error. The program
compiled either by GNU or by VS simply locked up and remained open, it could not be closed by task manage or anything else I know of. It consumed a grand total of about 102k of ram with slight variances each time it was executed. I did a bit of research as
to why this issue is occurring and I even tried using a few command lines in CMD to try to fix it. Simply put I have been unable to pin point the issue and my research has been simply inconclusive, I am here today to ask has someone already had this kind of
problem and how best would it be resolved.
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Dear Guyz,
this is my story, I have an Acer Aspire Z1620 AIO Desktop. It was working well on win8. However, yesterday while my desktop was on, electricity went out. I'm in India so it was all usual and generator started. So my DESKTOP ALSO STARTED at the same time. But what happened that after windows logo the screen got blurred and it restarted over again and again. I thought it would be simple so I thought to upgrade it to win8.1 . So I made a bootable pen drive and when I tried to install it. It says win8.1 can't be installed on MBR disk. It can be done only on GPT Disk. So, I tried to gather info. About MBR AND GPT but then in vain I found out that first I need to clean hard disk. So I formatted C: drive During installation. But the problem remains. It was asking to convert it into GPT ( Somehow with searching I found how to convert MBR into GPT using Diskpart). While I was using Diskpart it shows my C: Harddisk and D: Harddisk as one whole partition(900GB IN ONE WHOLE UNIT). Now I can't erase my D: Harddisk. I have got very very very important files. It is the source. Moreover, I found that throught GPTGEN it's possible. However, My command prompt is saying that the path cannot be specified (how could it when I already formatted my C: drive). By imparting more on net I found that by disabling UEFI mode into Legacy mode the computer will automatically take MBR drive. But when I opened BIOS Setup I can't find my UEFI Secure boot option. Also when I tried installing Ubu... Read more

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Hi, I'm wondering what is wrong with my computer.

When I play a game ( World of Warcraft ) or few others, I get a message or something thats on my monitor that says
"Out of Range" Set monitor resolution lower or read the manual guide.

When I'm in the game it works fine, but then it all freezes and I got that message and it kept happening a few other times
maybe after 30 mins of playing or so.

I'm wondering why I get this message and the specs are below if needed.


Computer - Compaq Presario 5108 US or 5000 series

Motherboard - Via

Processor - AMD Athlon 1.2 GHz

Memory - 384 RAM

Graphics Card - Radeon X1300/X1550 series
If you need anything else listed please tell me.


A:Technical Error with Graphics Card

You max out the video display of both your video card or the monitor. You would have to use a lower setting. Don't max the settings otherwise you'll get this error..

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Welcome guys,
well my problem is that I ran sfc program and it gave me a large list of corrupt files one of which of them happens to be d3d10.dll. so basically I cannot play games on my laptop now. these files were unfixable and the guys over at microsoft answers told me to do a repair reinstall.
Now the real problem is that I have a dell laptop having 15gb allocated to recovery and remaining 283gb to me on a single C:\ partition. I have lots of games and other things so how can I create another partition to move my files to that, and then do a recovery from my recovery partition on my c drive so that the other drive d which I'll create if possible is not harmed in anyway.

A:A Confusing Help

I'd try reinstalling DirectX before I went that far:

Microsoft DirectX

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I have a Compaq Presario S6300NX and I have downloaded the manual to see if I can read up on installing an Aftermarket fan, to blow OUT the hot air accumilating inside the box. I have the fan, and have connected the connectors to the "CHA Fan" connector on the Motherboard.. I turned back on the PC only to find the fan never turned on at all.

I'm confused, and I have no clue where else to connect this Fan (as I can only see 1 spot, CHA Fan to connect to).

Any ideas?


Nevermind, lol.. The black wire on the Fan Unit wasn't connected, it works great now. Does anyone know what normal PC temperatures are?

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Hi all,
Before i get started, in case it makes a difference:
ubuntu 7.10 + pidgin, supposedly talking to a win XP + msn machine.

Today i had a contact request, but looking at the e-mail adress and msn name i was pretty sure who it was (friend at school) and accepted, etc.
Then my friend's previous account (the one he normally uses) said "hi", and we had a little chat, but there were some very odd things i am confused about:

He seemed to know me, but other things where completely random, and every time i say "What?" to any of these things i got:
"Not much, you?", in reply, so i thought he might have one of these bits of malware that occasionally says stuff like "I get my names from xyz.com"

I then got a message
I've also had a message of just my e-mail address, and other strange things. He is NOT a techie guy, so when he asking me if I had stumbleupon, I thought it was strange.
So i googled smarter child, and it seems it's an msn bot you can add. But i'm very confused; this is his normal e-mail account; so how can i tell if it's been hijacked?


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omg...I know this isn't the luckiest day of my life...

continuing my last post..
I have already finished installing & cloning the new hdd .. then I worked on it for about 5 hrs..
and everything was fine until I accessed a folder containing video clips .. when the clicking appeared again after playing some of the files the pc freezed again (after about 5 min)..

now I'm really confused.. where could the problem be ? the mobo, the graphics card, or a mere software problem???

I suspected the latter so I tried another OS (which was linux knoppix - cd boot) then I accessed the same folder and played the files, some of them didn't work at all, while others kept working with the clicking sound still there (although it didn't freeze this time)...
I also tried installing a fresh copy of windows but the process freezed in the middle and didn't complete...

now I'm really confused..
someone please help..

and thnx again...

A:this is really confusing ?!!!

Well I think a quick trouble shoot would be to run knoppix again with your case open and try and isolate where the sound is coming from. Caution as usual with the case open ground yourself with a static strap or hold onto the case, be careful of the fans.

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Right, well I've just noticed there's a new folder on my ext. HD, which was created when I left the computer on overnight. The folder name's 'cda425aff9fa851d75a4ae23a15c' and in it contains a worryingly long .txt named 'msxml4-KB927978-enu' which I honestly have no idea about. It could be nothing, maybe off a legit program I've installed, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. I've attached a copy & paste from the mysterious text file, onto a new text file, if anyone wouldn't mind clarifying what it's actually about, and then go from there.

For the lazier, here's a section out of it...

=== Verbose logging started: 11/17/2006 3:01:45 Build type: SHIP UNICODE 3.01.4000.2435 Calling process: C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe ===
MSI (c) (CC:44) [03:01:45:000]: Resetting cached policy values
MSI (c) (CC:44) [03:01:45:000]: Machine policy value 'Debug' is 0
MSI (c) (CC:44) [03:01:45:000]: ******* RunEngine:
******* Product: f:\cda425aff9fa851d75a4ae23a15c\msxml.msi
******* Action:
******* CommandLine: **********
MSI (c) (CC:44) [03:01:45:015]: Client-side and UI is none or basic: Running entire install on the server.
MSI (c) (CC:44) [03:01:45:015]: Grabbed execution mutex.
MSI (c) (CC:44) [03:01:45:218]: Cloaking enabled.
MSI (c) (CC:44) [03:01:45:218]: Attempting to enable all disabled priveleges before calling Install on Server
MSI (c) (CC:44) [03:01:45:234]: Incrementing counter to disable shutdown. C... Read more


I am 99.9% sure that those files are from Windows Update although they should have been deleted automatically after the update.

You can delete them since if they didn't install then they will install later.

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I've done a few diagnostics on my system and I'm getting conflicting reports of what my CPU is.
I thought it was an Intel Celeron processor. Just now, DirectX has reported that it is a Pentium II.

To clear this small matter up, could anyone tell me if the Intel Celeron processor is the equivalent of Pentium II and this is why I've got this conflict of "opinion"???
confused Moozer

A:Confusing CPU?????

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Ok..so sometimes when I open my comp, I try and right click a program or something and a white popup comes and there's 2 options, one is ignore, the other is close..ignore button doesn't work b/c it keeps coming.. Ok. now, I press close, then there's a blue screen saying some fault or somethign and to press any key, then after that, another white screen, and when you press enter or ok or something, the program closes...it doesn't allow me to use my programs. I can restart and sometimes it stops doing that...please help! this is my hijack this log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 11:02:42 AM, on 2/26/05
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

A:This is confusing!! Please help!

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im about to upgrade my mobo, ram, cooler and pc casing but using the same dual core E5300 cpu..
however when choosing the case there is options with or without power supply unit..should i change my old psu with new psu that come with the casing..and how to determine psu for my pc..need help

A:Confusing on PSU

If you are keeping the same processor, there really isn't a reason to change your PSU. I'd only change it if you are going to also upgrade your video card. 95% of the PSUs that come with cases are horrible even if they have lots of watts.

What are your current components? My above answer will probably change if you have a branded pc (Dell, HP, whoever else still makes them).

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hey i think i have some problems
i ran spybot and it fixed CoolWWWSearch: IE Customized search registry, another the same but different registry, two CoolWWWSearch: IE search assistent with different registries, two possible hijacker: Global Settings with different registeries, and a possible hijacker: User Settings registry key. Ad-Aware fixed two possible browser hijack attempts with different registries.

here is my hjk...what's my problem?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 5:30:04 PM, on 2/16/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\program files\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\Winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\Accelerator\PropelAC.exe
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A:???? confusing???

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When I log onto MSN messenger or hotmail, or other sites that require a logon, it takes about 30 seconds to login. When it logs on to my email it will suddenly load everything.

I have recently re-formatted and installed XP Professional.

Computer's MTU size = 1500
Router's MTU size = 1492

I have registered all my .dll's again... softpub.. initpki etc..
Firewall's don't make a difference
LAN setting is set to Automatically detect settings
I'm not using wireless
Proxy server is disabled
SSL 2.0 + 3.0 are in use
I have run registry fixing programs

I just can't figure out why it is taking so long, and why it picks certain sites!

Any help would be very appreciated pleaase!

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my bro bought a new 55nm 9800gtx+ card, stats are here.

BFG GeForce 9800 GTX+ OC 512MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (BFGR98512GTXPOCE)

However, gpuz seems to list it as 65nm & only having 1125mhz on the memory clock speed whereas its supposed to be 2250mhz???

im slightly worried he may have got a dodgy card

A:GPU-z confusing readout

Regarding the memory don't forget that it is DDR (GDDR3 actually, but the same applies), which is double data rate, which in this case means that it is running at 2250 MHz.

As far as the 55 mm, 65 mm; does he have the latest version of GPU-Z? It could just be a reporting glitch if it is a version that came out before the card did.

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i know this wouldn't be the best place to paste this but i hope you can help. I want to buy a new laptop with i3 but i learnt some have ultra low voltage 330um(1.2ghz) which gives low clock speed instead of 330M and others which give better clock speed(over 2ghz). Is the low voltage ones for mobiles only?

A:i3 models confusing

Look at this link. Apparently, the 330 UM and the 330 M are both mobile.


They differ in clock speed, maximum TDP, acceptable memory, and graphics.

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I recently installed a Crucial M4 128GB SSD into my pc.

I connected to a SATA lll 6.0 Gb/s port on my motherboard.

This drive exists along side my HDD, which is now Drive "F", with the SSD being drive "C". I did not clone or transfer anything to the SSD, installing a fresh copy of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit from my CD.

I went through all the optimization steps spelled out by the experts both here and on other sites.

I have the SSD selected as the boot drive, but to my disappointment WIndows7 64 bit loads slower than my HDD. I would like to find out why, but I can live with that as long as the drive performance is what it should be.

I attempted to set AHCI in the BIOS, before installing the OS, but each time I selected it, I would get a blue screen which wouldn't leave until I restarted the computer. As soon as I switched the setting over to IDE, the pc booted but as I said, slower than my HDD.

I have attached a screenshot of a result using Crystal Disk Mark.

The top row are the results of the SSD, while the bottom row is the results of my HDD. Although the results are considerably better than the HDD, I have been told that these numbers should be much better and the boot time should be very quick.

Any help would be greatly appreciated


I have also included my computer specs below:

Case: Coolermaster HAF-X
MB: Gigabyte Z68AP-D3
Processor: Intel Core i7-2700k @ 3.50GHz
Video Card: Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
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A:SSD Performance Confusing

See if this tutorial helps you to AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista. You should see a performance increase after enabling AHCI. There should be no blue screens if you follow the tutorial exactly. For your drive, those numbers should be some higher, but I would refrain from running tests for a few days. Too many tests close together can hurt performance. I don't know what 'tweeks' you did, but very few are necessary. Windows will do most of what is needed. I would guess when you changed bios to AHCI you still had your other OS installed, and is why you got the blue screens. Once you change over you should see an improvement. You should have seen a significant improvement already.

EDIT: and if you have the drive connected to a Marvel port, switch it to an Intel controlled sata 3 port (usually port 0-1)

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When I started checking out the calendar APP it was completely blank. Then I added one event onto it. I went back later and it was gone. So I added it again. But now the calendar shows everything such as holidays along with my events that I list. That's not the problem. The problem is there is double everything. One blue and one red for every holiday.

Also this is a different problem. How come if I go to check the weather, then get on my desktop, I will go to type something and the screen will switch to the weather EVERY TIME when I am in the middle of doing something.

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Well i just moved into my residence on august 25th and since then the internet has been causing us problems. Everyone I live with seems to know nothing about computers or networking so asking here is my best chance for success...

First of all ill explain what I can understand of it.
-The internet is wireless, and there are about 30 of us logging in and out all day, peak hours are when most problems arise
-We have three routers in residence that extend the signal.
-The one downstairs is unsecured, but the one upstairs has an encryption (that confused me a little)
-The Network is called USR9108 either secured or not, thats how you know what router your connecting too.
-When I try to connect I see both USR9108 secured and unsecured and then about a dozen... USR9108 2.... USR9108 2 3.... USR9108 2 3 4... and so one.... to about number 12 (I have no idea what those are but you can attempt to connect to any of them)
-Anytime I connect to any of the networks I get five bars of signal but 60% of the time my connection is "Local Only" and i cannot connect to the internet
-When I diagnose the problem there is a problem with the DNS always
-When we are connected the internet drops frequently
(its also super slow but im guessing thats because we are so many leeching off of one signal)
-And I need to disconnect and reconnect many times to finally get one with internet and local connection... often i just dont get internet at all

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A:Res Network.... Awfully Confusing

Changes that may help to increase the compatibility of Vista with older networking devices:

Disable the IP Helper service:

1. Hold the Windows key and type R, enter "services.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter
2. Scroll down to the IP Helper service, right click on it and select Properties
3. In the dropdown box that says "Automatic" or "Manual", set it to Disabled and then click on "Apply"
4. Then click on "Stop" to stop the service from running in the current session
5. Click OK to exit the dialog

Disable IPv6:

1. Hold the Windows key and type R, enter "ncpa.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter
2. Right click on each network connection and select "Properties"
3. Remove the checkmark from the box next to "Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)
4. Click OK to exit the dialog

NOTE: You should do this for each network connection.

Disable the DHCP Broadcast Flag:

Link: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/928233

Hold the Windows key and type R, enter regedit and press Enter.
Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
In this registry path, click the (GUID) subkey to be updated.
If the key DhcpConnForceBroadcastFlag does not exist, use the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD (32-bit) Value. In the New Value #1 box, type DhcpConnForceBroadcastFlag, and then press EN... Read more

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i have been getting numerous pop-ups saying i am infected with spyware, and they say click here to fix. but they are ads, so i am assuming they are the spyware. one of the website url was "xlime.offeroptimizer.com"- computer performance advertisement. i dont know how to remove them, i have ran ad-aware and spybot, but they havnt went away. if anyone knows waht to do please reply

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please somebody help me out here

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Hi everybody, I'm new here but was hoping to get some help with a problem I'm having.

I tried to install the windows 7 rc on my acer laptop. I did it as a clean install over the vista that was there before.

During installation, after the first restart I had a problem though. I got a blue screen saying fatal system error and could not go any further. After some research on here I tried a new windows disc that I had burned at a slower speed and this seemed to fix the problem as installation completed without a hitch when I inserted this new disc.

However the first time I restarted the computer after completion of installation, the same error happened. I'm now stuck as I can't boot up my computer. I've tried booting from both the windows 7 disc as well as my vista disc but just can't get past this blue screen. I'm happy to wipe my hard drive clean if necessary but I don't know how. Anyone got any ideas what I should do next?


A:Very confusing problem

Welcome to SF.
As for the problem it might be a BIOS update that will help fix this issue.
Also can you fill out the SystemSpecs in your UserCP so we know the hardware you are using, Along with letting us know what model of Acer laptop it is. this will help us figure out your problem if we know more about what you are using.

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im about to buy new RAM..but im confused with the frequency of bus type..which part i have to refer in choosing the frequency of RAM..or i can just go buy the highest frequency of bus as it wont affect anything on system and i can use the potential when overclocking it...???

A:Confusing in choosing RAM.

We can help you figure that out.

Which computer do you have?

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My wife clicked to install a media player from a popup window last night, I am not sure which one but if she consulted me first I would have told her no, and started a cascade of pop ups and installation of icons onto the desktop and system tray. The virus took control of the computer popping up bogus security alerts that directed to some webpages selling an antivirus or antispyware products. I tried to press ctrl-alt-del to cancel what ever virus was running and a pop up window said I do not have administrative rights. After running adaware and search and destroy I was able to remove alot of the problems. Search and destroy asked me to restart computer to remove one of the entries (fraud.xp antivirus) but even after running search and destroy on reboot the entry still cannot be removed. I ran Avast antivirus and found a remove 25 trojan virus (alot of them had vie in the name and an .exe entension). After all of that my computer is behaving mostly normal. The only 2 symptoms left are the inability to remove that entry from search and destroy. The other symptom has to do with internet explorer. If I click on a link while in IE7 the link will redirect me to some site adverstising Antispy or antivirus program and a popup window will warn me that my computer is infected and a triangle with and ! will appear in my system tray.. If I right click on link in IE 7 and choose to open in a new window the correct webpage is displayed. I did run hijack this and also remove... Read more

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Hello,you still have malware, please run thes tools. Please turn off spybot for these scans.Please download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware FreeDouble-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.If asked to update the program definitions, click "Yes". If not, update the definitions before scanning by selecting "Check for Updates". (If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and unzip into the program's folder.)In the Main Menu, click the Preferences... button.Click the "General and Startup" tab, and under Start-up Options, make sure "Start SUPERAntiSpyware when Windows starts" box is unchecked.Click the "Scanning Control" tab, and under Scanner Options, make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):Close browsers before scanning.Scan for tracking cookies.Terminate memory threats before quarantining.Click the "Close" button to leave the control center screen and exit the program.Do not run a scan just yet.Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows ... Read more

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ok here i go lol. my husband has a brand new laptop with xp. we also have a fairly new desktop that is also xp. now the problem. a while back i wanted to get norton out of my system so i could install a different anti-virus. i got help on that and was able to get it out and install what i have now. problem now is i dont remember the details of how i did it and i want to remove it out of the laptop but when i try norton says access denied have to have supervisor password or something like that. well i went to their site and for the love of god cant ifd nothing to help me. i also followed a link that is outdated and dont work. what can i do to get this dumb thing out of ocmputer so i can install my own antivirus? thankyou sue

A:a confusing question lol

i am anxiou s to get this problem fixed so his laptop can be used again. thankyou

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Hello! I am new in this community.

I'd like to have an advised on what to do because I am having a problem with my browser. I don't know how to fix the problem. Browsing webpages isn't a problem to me except on Yahoo search and google... when i search through yahoo, it returns to a dead page... when i try to open google, it redirect me to http:///

Could it be possible that a malware is causing this? or what? Please, I need help... Thank you!

A:Confusing! Please advise!

please guys help me... i need to get access to google... i am having research...

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hi. New to the forums and not only hope I can get help, but also contribute....especially since I've learned so much trying to figure out this problem.

Running Xp Pro SP2. Was uninstalling Adobe 7.0 and restarted after the uninstall via the CP's add/remove. i kept getting error messages that the OS couldn't run (can't remember exact wording) but it left me not being able to do anything...hitting enter did nothing. So I booted from the Instal ldisk, and did a chkdsk /r and was able to get bak to XP loading. However, the taskbar doesn't show up (and no, I've tried checking and unchecking the "show taskbat" box in the CP/taskbar and menu area). I cannot drag files around on the desktop, I cannot run software installers, the appearance settings are wacky...they look like Win2k. i've been l o copy a lot of the files from that drive to another drive that I instaled another OS on (XP Pro x64) so that is good. BUt I'd REALLY like not to have to do a complete reinstall.

does anyone have any idea what might be causing me problems? I run anti spy and malware software 2 or 3 times a day, have Avast running all services, dump my cache almost hourly, have used registry cleaners, and even done a repair install/recovery console run...basically everything that sounded like it would help from this page http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/repa...Boot%20Sector: and nothing has helped.

I'm at my wits end.

Thanks for your time.

A:Confusing problem

you could try reinstalling adobe, not sure if that would help or not

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I am running Windows XP SP2 w/ the latest update of IE 6 and Outlook. I connect to the internet through a cable modem. Recently, I have been experiencing a problem, and I'm not sure if it is a software or hardware problem. I can be surfing the web, and all of a sudden, the connection goes completely dead. I can not receive any info (although it appears that my requests are being sent). It has happened on a variety of website (not one in particular). Both IE and Outlook are similarly affected (ie, I can send, but not receive emails during these periods). However, if I leave the computer alone for a few minutes (I usually close all the windows I have open), it will start working again, spontaneously. Of course this typically happens when I'm in the middle of something important, making the problem that much more annoying. I have Zone Alarm as my firewall, and I can see when info is being sent and received. So, that's how I know that I'm sending but not receiving during these incidents.

For some reason, it seems like these problems happen when I'm clicking through multiple pages of a website quickly (not allowing a page to fully load before clicking to the next page). However, it also happens when I'm just reading along slowly and the connection goes dead.

So, what's my problem? Please don't tell me to reformat my hard disk - I will be very sad



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Okay, so what I'm trying to do may seem a bit strange. My buddy and I share a wireless connection to the internet. The wireless connection is in his apartment next to mine and I connect to it using the wireless card in my laptop. I have two other desktops in my apartment. They are connected to my laptop via a wired router:

Wireless Router ))))) Laptop------Router-----Computer 1, Computer 2
All computers are running windows XP. Currently they all connect to the internet through the laptop using the internet connection sharing feature and up until now, that has worked just fine. However, I recently bought an iPod touch which has wifi. It has certain features that work only through wifi connections, for example, remote control of iTunes via wifi. This remote works fine on the laptop, because it is connected to the wireless network.

What I want to do is be able to use this remote feature from Computer 1. Is there a way to connect all three computers to the wireless network. I have attempted to bridge the connection but when I do so, the laptop won't connect to the internet, nor will any of the other computers.

I hope that was clear enough. I'm very confused. Can anyone help?

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You will have to make sure that both interfaces on your computer are on different subnets (which means both routers also have to be on different subnets from eachother) to make your computer act as a router itself. and these subnets have to be different from the other networks.

You will also want to assign a static ip to your laptop and use that IP as the default gateway for your "wired" router. (some routers have a seperate ethernet port for the "external" internet line, and this would be where you connect the laptop.

Its complicated, i know... just buy a wireless router that can be set to work in "Client Mode" and connect that to your friend's router.

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Is anyone familiar with this new MSN IE Window? I'm frustrated because there is no longer, or I can't find it, the option for the drop-down window showing you the previous URLs that you have accessed. Instead there is just a Search command at the end of the URL address line or window. Also when going to Tools and Internet Options, it won't allow me to change the Home Page address. That option is greyed out!

A:New MSN IE Window is Confusing!

Try this. In IE, go to View > Toolbars > Address Bar and enable it.

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Hey guys, got a tricky one here!. Have a suspected virus on Vista Laptop. Only internet will work, nothing else (VLC, Media Player etc)? Have tried running my adware but it ends up not respondiong.I tried downloading new virus software but once again no response. The internet works fine until it comes to download anything, and nothing on my desktop will open. Its as if my desktop and its tools have been hijacked as nothing on there will owrk, only the Internet until its comes to downlaod anything (Not Responding). Cant download or access anything apart from the internet! Tried downloading strong Virus removers, get all the way to 'Save file' then no more response! Beyond me now.......

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To begin with, I'm not very tech savvy, which is why I'm asking for help on this forum. To begin with I use the most updated version of Mozilla Firefox and operate on windows XP. I also download torrents frequently using Vuze.

One day when I turn on my computer, I found that i couldn't download anything with the mozilla downloader displaying the "this download has been blocked by your security zone policy". I did research on how to fix this going through my control panel and trying to adjust the level using "custom level" but i can't click on it. I tried to find this same thing through mozillas tools>options, but couldn't.

I also tried to re-install internet explorer from the cd that came with my computer, but that wouldn't open because a message displayed "this application has failed to start because URLMON.DLL was not found". This message has appeared on several of my applications including movies i have downloaded. To add to the list of problems, i can't play videos from websites or facebook.

I don't know what to do and i need help, because I'd prefer not to call geek squad and spend over $100 on something i might be able to fix.

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Hey guys, before you ask, yes I have searched this, but I'm really tired and I just want to make sure I have it right. I have two routers, a belkin 54g and one of those new belkin N router thingies, I don't think it really matters, anyway... I want to...scratch that...need to connect them together to hook up a music server for a job I am doing. The cable modem is in the garage, and the belkin N router is upstairs. From what I've read, I should connect the belkin 54g first to the cable modem, turn off the firewall in the 54g, then connect the belkin N router to the 54g using a straight cable, going from one of the 1-4 outs of the 54g to the WAN port??? of the belkin N? using a straight cable (I hope). I should also disable the DHPC on the belkin N so that only the 54g is assigning the addresses. And I have to assign the belkin N an address outside of the 54g's DHPC range. Correct? I can't put the belkin N first because it needs to stay upstairs. Don't even suggest it please. ALso, how do I disable the wireless on the 54g, because it is not needed. Will the wireless on the belkin N still work? On top of all of that, I need to run a cable from the 54g in the garage to a switch behind all of the equipment, will the switch still work? I need to hook 2 or 3 things up to it. And no I can't just run them to the 54g because there is only one ethernet cord left to run to the equipment. So...should this work?? Any suggestions to make it... Read more

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~~~wireless signal ---- for media server and etc..

Belkin 54G Wireless Router have DHCP disabled and then turn on Access Point
| cat 5e patch cord
5/8 port switch
| cat 5e patch cord
Belkin N/G Wireless Router
| cat 5e patch cord
cable modem
| coax cable
Internet feed from cable company

Where is the cablemodem is that in the basement or garage?

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I spent the evening trying to brush up on what all the numbers mean for purchasing memory. I am pretty compfortable with the Cas Latency and the other numbers such as ?4-4-4-12? (lower is better is my understanding) What I don?t have a handle on is the other numbers e.g.

OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

DDR 800, what do I make of this number ?(800)?? Do I try to match this with the Motherboard Specs if it says ?Memory Standard
DDR2 533/667/800 and up to 1200 MHz?

And what about ?(PC2 6400)? What does this all mean?

I am putting a Christmas list together to do an upgrade,(budget = $1000) the following components are what I am considering for purchase. There is so much ram out there, it will make your head spin. This aspect seems to be the most difficult for me to figure out. I want to get the most bang for my buck. I am using this new PC for gaming, I don?t really dabble in overclocking, but it would be nice to go for it. Here is the list so far.

MOBO option 1:EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

MOBO option 2: GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard

MOBO option 3: GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard REV 2

CPU: Intel Core 2 Q6600 GO stepping

Video: EVGA NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB 16X PCI Express

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Hello, Fakum, and welcome to Techspot :wave:

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With regards to your question, the "800" refers to the clock speed of the ram (in MHz). As long as your motherboard is compatible with it then i think you'll be ok.

The rest of your hardware sounds good, you'll need more than a 250W psu though.

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I'm considering to buy a desktop PC but still confused with which CPU to choose. The one with AMD Athlon 64 +3700 2.2GHz is 380$, while the one with Intel PD DualCore 2.66 GHz costs 440$. I want my computer to be fast to run many software programs. Are the two much different in speed? I am pretty tight on budget so... I would really appreciate anyone's help. Thank you.

A:Confusing about PC purchase

If you can afford the Intel I would go that way. Intel c2d benchmarks are a good deal faster than that AMD at the moment. If you don't stress a system too much in your daily use, and the AMD system has more features than the Intel sys such as mem, drivespace, etc, then go that way. If performance matters, get the Intel.

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hi there.

firstly im using a cable modem and have not had any issues of this sort before.

basically, when i click to download something or sometimes just random pages a box pops up asking me to dial up. if i try to close the boxs it comes up saying 'page not available offline' even though im connected by my broadband.

my messenger still works and if i close down the browser and open it up again my homepage loads up normally. this problem occurs on firefox and IE.

I'm all out of ideas and any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Open IE/ tools/ Internet options/ connections tab

Make sure never dial a connection is the one that is checked


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I'm using Word 2002. I have a large amount of pictures in one document and would like to resize them all at once. I could resize each picture manually, but that really eats up time. I searched for a solution in the Word Help, and found these instructions under 'Apply the same height and width to different objects':
"1. Select all objects (AutoShape, picture, WordArt, or clip art) that you want to have the same dimensions.
2. On the Format menu, click Object, AutoShape, Picture, WordArt, or Clip Art.
The Format menu item changes to reflect the types of objects you have selected.
3. On the Size tab, click in the Height and Width boxes to type in the dimensions you want."
Sounds good, but what's this about the Format menu? I don't understand how to go about following these instructions. I assumed it was talking about the Format menu inbetween the Insert menu and Tools menu at the top of the page, but that Format menu only applies to text, as far as I can see. Am I missing something major here? I understand how to apply a certain height and width to an individual picture, but this option disappears with more than one selected. How do I apply the same height and width to many different objects? Thank you!

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First, Tools-->Customize, Options tab. Check BOTH checkboxes at the top. That'll let you see ALL options under the Format menu, but you don't need that anyway.

Now, go to the first picture (you can use Ctrl+G and choose Graphic and hit Next).
Double-click the picture. That should bring up the Format Picture menu.
Go to the Size tab and change the height OR width (usually width, both is NOT a good idea!).
Say ok to finish resizing that picture.
Go to the next picture (use Go To box again if you want--don't close it between uses), click it and hit the F4 key. This repeats the last command, so it should resize the next picture for you without opening the dialog.

Now, I got a wireless keyboard. And some laptops are weird too. If F4 doesn't repeat the last command, look for the FLock key on your keyboard and hit it. It should "switch it" to work.

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