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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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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

A:Confusing Runtime Error message

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
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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
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
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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.

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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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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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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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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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
 

A:Confusing CPU?????

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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

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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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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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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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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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:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{GUID}
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 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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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.
 

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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Hey-

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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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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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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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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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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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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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've got something causing my computer to randomly attempt infection. Most of my safeguards block it, but I want to make sure I get rid of it.

Here's what I know. The infections come from random files in C:Windows/Temp. I'm running Windows 10 Pro.

Avira has detected hidden files.

Starting search for hidden objects.
c:\windows\system32\drivers\skvvfjt.sys
[NOTE] The registry entry is invisible.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\ControlSet001\Services\dvyekisa
[NOTE] The registry entry is invisible.

Avast detects Win32:Patcher-AK and Win32:Malware-Gen.

I only have Avira because I wanted to double-check.
I also have Malwarebytes anti-spyware and exploit, Crypoprevent, adwcleaner, tfc, and hitmanpro.

I am running a custom HOSTS file.

The problem is there are a few false positives. If I upload logs, they will show up. I've made trainers for games and because of the way they access memory, they tend to get flagged. Very annoying, but at least I know what's safe and what's not since it's my code.

A:Confusing infection

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scr... Read more

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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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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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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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While I was in Add/Remove Programs today to reinstall Norton Internet Security, I saw a couple of things that I plan to ditch. But I also noticed that I have three versions of Java. I know I want to get rid of two of them. I just want to make sure I get rid of the right versions. I assume that I should keep Java 6 Update 11 and get rid of Update 5 and Update 7. Please confirm and that is exactly what I will do.

A:Java is very confusing

Yes that is correct, ditch update 5 and 7 and keep update 6/11 - will clear up a couple of 100mb

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Are Adobe Flash, Java, & Microsoft Silverlight really needed? I've read conflicting posts about all of them.

Thanks a bunch,
grits

A:Confusing info

I uninstalled Java over a year ago when they started having a lot of security problems. Haven't missed it at all. Silverlight came pre-installed on one of my computers. I went about 6 months and realized I never used it. I uninstalled it as well and that was about 2 years ago.

Adobe Flash is a different story. There are many websites that require Flash in order to view their video content (news sites, YouTube, etc.) So I have that installed on all my machines. And I make it a priority to check for updates on a regular basis because Adobe Flash has also had its share of security issues.

My suggestion is to keep Flash but ditch Java and Silverlight. If you come across a site that needs Java or Silverlight it will only take a few minutes to visit the download site and install. If it turns out you use Java or Silverlight on a regular basis then you might reconsider and leave them installed permanently.

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hello,,

I'm new on this site. And i don't understand much of this HJT thing. I've also read that people shouldn't just add their logs. But i'm really getting desperate, i've also was thinking of buying a new computer and throw this one out the window. This search miracle thing i can't resolve it and it's getting very frustrating that i get a popup each 20 seconds. I really hope you guys can help me out on this on.

This is the result i get from HJT analyzer

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Log was analyzed using KRC HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 4/1/05
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager - Symantec Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
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A:HJT Confusing.,.. Need serieus help

Hoi tuig,

Check the items listed below in HijackThis, close all windows except HijackThis and click Fix checked:

O1 - Hosts: 255.255.255.255 www.casinoxo.com
O1 - Hosts: 255.255.255.255 www.theblackjacktable.com

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [C:\WINDOWS\WinTask.exe] C:\WINDOWS\WinTask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PopMark] C:\WINDOWS\WinTask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [checkrun] C:\windows\system32\elitegdc32.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Juo] C:\WINDOWS\system32\w?auboot.exe

O9 - Extra button: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - C:\Program Files\PartyPoker\PartyPoker.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: PartyPoker.com - {B7FE5D70-9AA2-40F1-9C6B-12A255F085E1} - C:\Program Files\PartyPoker\PartyPoker.exe
O9 - Extra button: Royal Vegas Poker - {FA4904B4-1FAF-4afd-886C-C19D2297BA62} - C:\Program Files\royalvegasMPP\MPPoker.exe

O16 - DPF: {30CE93AE-4987-483C-9ABE-F2BD5301AB70} - http://64.158.165.49/output/100039/...dsldbaccess.exe

O16 - DPF: {91433D86-9F27-402C-B5E3-DEBDD122C339} - http://netvenda.com/sites/games-nl/nl/games26.cab
O16 - DPF: {AED98630-0251-4E83-917D-43A23D66D507} (WebHandler Class) - http://activex.microgaming.com/dlhe...n7/dlhelper.cab

Reboot into safe mode and delete:
C:\Program Files\royalvegasMPP <= entire folder
C:\Program Files\PartyPoker <= entire folder
C:\WINDOWS\WinTask.exe
C:\windows\system32\elitegdc32.exe
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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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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

A:Confusing Virus

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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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

Rick

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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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

TIA,

Yan
 

A:Very confusing problem...

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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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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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