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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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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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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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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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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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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.
 

A:Confusing Error Message

Try downloading the latest Windows Script

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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.

Other people said it was due to an Asus program, but he don't have that program on hi... Read more

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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:

Code:
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
Click to expand...
 

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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.
 
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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
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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.

Specs:

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.

Thanks.
 

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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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
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A:Confusing

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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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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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?
 

A:Confusing...

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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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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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..A.M..S.M.A.R.T.E.R..C.H.I.L.D"
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?

Thanks,
Nappymonster
 

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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"???
Thanks
confused Moozer
 

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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:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\OFFICE51\SOINTGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\EASY KEYBOARD\EASYKEY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ATIPTAXX.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ZONE LABS\ZONEALARM\ZLCLIENT.EXE
C:\USBSTORAGE\USBDETECTOR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG FREE\AVGCC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG FREE\AVGEMC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GRISOFT\AVG FREE\AVGAMSVR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\KODAKCCS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETZERO\EXEC.EXE
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A:This is confusing!! Please help!

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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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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:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
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:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Dell\EUSW\Support.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\Winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\Accelerator\PropelAC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
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A:???? confusing???

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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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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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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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I have a '.avi' file which I tried to play in Windows Media Player and Winamp. The problem is that there is no sound. What makes this even more confusing is the fact that I have other '.avi' files which work properly in both WMP and Winamp. What's wrong?

 

A:Confusing AVI problems

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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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I have Windows Vista.
The computer seems to not have a CD ROM drive, only a DVD RW drive.
I really want to install The Sims 2 on to the computer but I can't because it just keeps coming up with an error saying 'You are running the wrong version of The Sims 2. Please run instead.' I don't know what to do. And it won't install.
Also, The Sims 2 is a PC CD.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Solved: This is confusing

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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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Hello,

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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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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Im currently using winxp, I encountered a problem a few days ago. Everytime I want to access c: drive, and other folders and documents it wont let me and this message appears Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library Runtime Error! Program C:\Windows\Explorer.exe Abnormal Program Termination. i click ok and it then crashes refreshing the screen. Ive uninstalled a lot of programs that i thought would cause the problem, ive run the norton antivirus 2006 and spywhere products, but they pick up nothing. ive updated visual basic scripts 6.0 does nothing, updated internet explorer dosnt work, i unistalled updates for my graphics card driver to see if it was the problem it wasnt. i went through safe mode, and i could access the folders that i couldnt acces when i was in normal mode, but i still couldnt figure out what it is, i used system restore but that didnt work becasue everytime i restarted the computer it kept saying system restore incomplete choose another date and so i did and it kept coming up the same problem for different dates. Then i went through the msconfig and tried using selctive and diagnostics startups but it still dosnt work. so i i restarted the computer and pressed f8 putting it into the advance windows configuration and pressed "last know good configuration" but that didnt work either and now i think my computer is on a downfall, i cant acess my graphics card anymore, i cant listen to sound and hardly any prgrams work. i went to the msconfig again and wh... Read more

A:Big and Confusing problem

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i went through safe mode, and i could access the folders that i couldnt acces when i was in normal mode




This was the most interesting fact to me.

First, run chkdsk to fix or rule out hard drive errors.

I would stay a bit with selective start-up. As I understand it, Safe Mode is basically Selective Start-up with "everything" turned off. I find it interesting that Safe Mode works. This leads me away from suspecting hardware, which is more serious.

I think a Repair Install might be your easiest/fastest fix, but it might also be worthwhile disabling "everything" in "Services" and "Startup" with Selective Startup and adding things back 4 or 5 at a time until it stops working, assuming you can get it to START working with Selective Startup.

If that fails or gets to tedious, running "sfc /scannow" from Start>Run might cure it. Be sure to run Windows Update immediately after.

If neither of these work or take too much time, do a Repair Install.

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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.

http://ark.intel.com/products/series/46469

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

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I posted before but now after what i did to my system i am starting to wonder why this is happing. I am getting good fps but it seems when the game is trying to load another area or load anything the game skips. I got so fed up with this that i started to upgrade my system to see if any hardware is the problem, Here is my computer's new spec's:

Two: NVIDA GeForce 8800 GTS OC 640mb DDR3 (if you need more info on the cards i do have GPU-Z)

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ (if you need more info i have cpu-z)

LP UT NF590 SLI DFI Corp,LTD Motherboard

DDR2 at 3gig

OS is Windows Vista Ultimate X32 Service Pack 1 Build 6001

DirictX 10.0

The CPU and GPU are Cooled by Liquid Cooling.

have a 32" Sanyo HDTV hooked up with a HDMI cable

Resolution is 1280 x 720 x60 hertz

PSU is 700w model oczgxs700

No matter how low i set the settings this "Skipping" still happens. I hope its just a setting.

PS i would like some tips on overclocking my motherboard, many of the settings are rather confusing.
 

A:PC problem and its confusing me.

What game is it?

If you have any programs (Norton Antivirus, AVG, AVast, Torrents, etc. etc.) it can easily be causing this skip.

What are the specs on the Ram?

Tried stopping windows sidebar, etc.?
 

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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
 

A:spyware pop-ups... confusing at first

please somebody help me out here
 

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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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i cant seem to fix an internet problem on a computer at my work. i know quite a bit about computers, but not everything.
the problem is that the wireless internet connection is going really slow, while it has an excellent connection. so i decided to go ahead and put the ethernet cord back in.
when i have it plugged in it does not show up in the network connections or anything though, while the wireless connection shows up.

oh and the ethernet cable does work on other computers perfectly.

the computers are running on xp.

thanks in advance
 

A:Solved: a bit confusing...

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I have over 200 users on site, all Windows 7 and using IE.

We use a sharepoint website with Collabco.

At around the same time in the afternoon, one specific user is unable to get access to the website, she goes through the various ways of getting there and every time the website hangs.

She can access this all day up until around 3pm.

However, if she goes on Chrome it works fine, unfortunately users arent meant to have Chrome.

Anyone have any ideas of what the issue could be?

I have done all the basics to try to resolve but nothing
 

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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

A:Confusing Networking

~~~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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Hi all, can anyone offer any advice on the following, before I start throwing money at it (which I dont have)...

System Spec:
Win Vista 64
4gb OCZ ram
Enermax 850 psu
Intel Q6600 cpu
Nvidia Geforce GTX 280 (x2 sli)
Striker II extreme mobo
Whole system water cooled

Over the past few weeks my pc has being playing beggers, it has been locking up and the screen has been going funny colours, sometimes green and blue little squares sometimes pink and blue.

Other times the system will lock up with a solid pink or red or green screen ?

Happens more when booting up system, usually takes about 5 attempts before i get into windows, but system will crash when playing games, looking at pictures.

I have tried changing the ram - taking the ram out - no effect (although changing the page size made it a little more stable ??)
I have removed gpu to single (from sli) and changed the monitor connection - no change, still locks up.

Can boot into safe mode with no problems and no issues show up and unfortunately i dont have any spare parts to swop or another system to try my parts in...
Have tried to upload screen shots of the problem but it wont let me...

I cant make my mind up what the problem is...can any one help?
Please let me know if you need any more info..
 

A:Confusing Problem - PSU ? GPU ? Help

As a first, free, go at this problem, find out if you have the correct video card drivers. You could use the free program at www.drivereasy.com to scan your pc.
See if it agrees with the driver you are using. But note that the free version of that program is slow to download files, (on purpose, so that you upgrade), of course you can go to the usual sites, nvidia or ATI normally, and get the driver from them. If you fitted the graphic card, did it show in the instructions about fitting an extra power connector to the card? Some do need more power than the edge connector can give.
 

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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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I just want to ask about port. Can someone give me just a simple description of this term?

Thanks.
 

A:This term is confusing me...

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Hi,
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.
 

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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.

thanks.
 

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Open IE/ tools/ Internet options/ connections tab

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

joan
 

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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?

Thanks

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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