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Q: Looking for 2 solid programs

Had a major malfunction with my laptop over the weekend and had to replace the harddrive.. lost a few things but I had backups on an external hdd thankfully. One thing I noticed during the whole situation was that my system restore points had been deleted somehow, I researched and found that Defraggler deletes them sometimes, but who knows it could have been something else.

I'm looking for a good defrag program that won't do that.. I noticed Auslogics Disk Defrag in the stickied topics up top but just wanted to ask and make sure it doesn't do anything like that. Also I want a really good backup program. I was using the default backup thing on Vista (set to backup once a week) but when I check my external hdd, there are backups from last year hogging up space..

If anyone has any advice I'd appreciate it

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Preferred Solution: Looking for 2 solid programs

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Looking for 2 solid programs

Welcome
I use Auslogics and am 100% happy with its performance. You can analyze your HD first to see if a defrag is necessary. Its does a better job than the Vista program included as defrag with the OS.
If you want awesome free software to back up, I use Macrium Relfect, it is awesome
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...e-macrium.html

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I am looking for a new laptop. I currently have a X121e and recall it being extremely easy to configure on Lenovo's site. So I decided to look at the X270. However, having had great difficulty even starting to configure it (apparently, Lenovo does not favour Firefox any longer), I'm currently having trouble understanding the choices. The first is the choice between PCIe and SATA PointingDevice. Following some discussion, I gather this has nothing to do with any kind of pointing device, but affects my HDD/SSD choices. OK, so let's see what the PCIe choices give me. I get 5 'first hard drive' options. (Nothing I do gets me a 'second hard drive' option, so not sure about this. Or rather, I almost understand this now I've read the platform specification, the user manual, the hardware maintenance manual and various posts on Reddit. Lenovo do like to make buying a challenge!) Now, however, I've reached the end of my google-fu. Intel 256 GB Solid State Drive OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMe256 GB Solid State Drive PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0 - CapableIntel 512 GB Solid State Drive OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMe512 GB Solid State Drive, PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.01 TB Solid State Drive OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMeI understand the difference beween 1/2 and 3/4 and 5 is obviously size. Fine. But what is the difference between 1 and 2, and between 3 and 4? 1 and 3 are Intel, whereas 2 and 4 are what? Not-Intel? Presumably, Then what's wrong with the Intel drives, that the unbranded versions are cheaper than the branded ones?... Read more

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My system specs are...
Mobo: Abit KG-7
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 1900+ (never been OC'd) w/ Thermal Take Volcano 7+
Memory: 2 sticks of Crucial Tech 512MB (1GB total)
Graphics: ASUS V8200 Ti200 Deluxe (GF3 T2)
Sound: SB Audigy 2
HDD: Maxtor 80GB
CD/DVDs: Sony DRU-720 DVD+/-RW, Creative 16x DVD, Creative 52x CD
OS: Windows XP Pro (full version)
Last Clean Reinstall: Feb 2005
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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:46:36 PM, on 8/2/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\anvshell.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\ShareDLL\CtNotify.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTHELPER.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\PERSON~1\MpfTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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Hey ya'll, I'm currently running an older version of Solid Edge. I have a pretty decked out computer and video card and for some reason when im viewing some 3d rendered objects, when im moving them sometimes it will slow down a bit, stop, then catch up with itself.
It's kinda begining to be a hassle, anyone know if why this might happen.
my video card meets the standards that the program requires to run all 3d models.
 

A:Solid Edge V12

How much RAM you have in the "pretty decked out computer"? Plus when did U defrag the PC last? Scan for Spyware?

What amount of hardisk space you have free?

Really if U post more info., it makes it easier to respond.

Good luck
 

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Hi, is there any tweak to have the solid taskbar using aero, I?m currently using vista utlimate sp1 x64

thanks

A:solid taskbar

stitch626 welcome to the forums.

One way is to disable Transparency,

Aero Glass Transparency

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Keep getting unwanted pop ups or similar from Solid Peer, Free6, and Old Games. Some are pornographic. Any ideas of how to stop this please?
 

A:Solid Peer and Pop Ups

Hello,

What operating system are you using? XP has a "pop-up blocker", or you can download them from the net. Here's a search I did through Google.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=pop-up+blockers&btnG=Google+Search&meta=

Good luck,
Bye,
Penny.
 

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One of this days i will buy my first solid state drive.
So i need an expert advice,especially from someone who already has ssd.
First : Most of all worries me the compatibility issue with my GA-X38-DS4 motherboard,i don't want to throw the money for nothing. And i didn't found anything in the web about this.
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Second: IF IS NOT THERE ANY COMPATIBILITY ISSUE!! Then....Which one is better,faster?
A) Corsair Force Series F80A - solid state drive - 80 GB - SATA-300
B) OCZ Agility 2 Series - Solid state drive - 80 GB - internal - 2.5" - SATA-300
C) OCZ Vertex 2 Series - Solid state drive - 80 GB - internal - 2.5" - SATA-300

A:My first solid state.

As long as you have SATA ports on your motherboard, SSD drives will work.

Faster is often a result of which benchmark you used. The biggest bang for the buck with any SSD is it's 0.1ms access times to files anywhere on the drive. You will get that from any of the SSD's that you pick. Your read/write speeds may be marginally better on one drive versus another, but unless you are continously reading and writing large files...it probably won't be noticeable in day-to-day computer use.

Personally, I think OCZ has a great reputation and the Vertex 2 line has been solid. I would pick that one if it were me.

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...who mainly does internet, word, and light Photoshop work?

Dimension 2400 Series: Pentium® 4 Processor at 2.53GHz with 533MHz front side bus
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
Mail-In Rebate Offer: $150 MAIL-IN REBATE! (Price above is shown before rebate)
Memory: SPECIAL OFFER! 512MB at 333Mhz DDR SDRAM for the price of 256MB
Keyboard: Dell™ Enhanced Multimedia Keyboard
Mouse: Dell™ Optical USB Mouse
Productivity Software: Microsoft® Office Basic Edition 2003 BASIC
Security Software: McAfee Security Center w/VirusScan, Firewall and Privacy, 90-day trial
Hard Drive: 80GB Ultra ATA/100 7200RPM Hard Drive
CD or DVD Drive: Dual Drives: FREE! 16x DVD-ROM Drive + 8x DVD+RW Drive Floppy Drive and Additional Storage Devices: 3.5 in Floppy Drive FD
Monitor: No monitor
Video Card: Integrated Intel® 3D Extreme Graphics
Sound Card: Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 (D) Card with Dolby® Digital 5.1 capability
Speakers: No Speaker Option
Digital Music: Dell Jukebox powered by MUSICMATCH Digital Photography: Dell Picture Studio, Paint Shop Pro Trial, Photo Album Starter Edition
Dell Media Experience: Dell Media Experience™ Network Interface: Integrated 10/100 Ethernet
Modem: 56K PCI Telephony Modem Dial-up Internet Access: No ISP requested
Purchase Intent: Purchase is not intended for resale.
Limited Warranty, Services and Support Options: 1 Year Limited Warranty plus 1 Year On-site Service Installation Services: No Installation

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A:Is this a solid system for someone...

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Hi all, I've been having a problem where my HDD light suddenly becomes solid, and my computer slows right down. I won't be running any intensive applications, it'll just occur, so I don't think it's a memory problem. I have 4 GB of memory on a 2.1Ghz dual core processor. I don't know if I need to be posting any logs. I'm running Nod32 antivirus and Comodo firewall.

A:HDD light solid

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Does anyone know if Solid State HDDs are going to be in the realm of practical both price and capacity wise in the next year or two?
 

A:Solid State

hmm

I'd assume they will be. It's all just a matter of time.
 

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Ive been looking at PC parts for about a year now, so I know at this point about which parts (mostly CPUS and GPUS) are which and when the next gens come out (like how piledriver comes next month presumeably)
But I cant justify $650 without being rather certain of myself.
so here is the parts list:
Rosewill challenger U3
Crucial 8 GB DDR3 1600 Dual channel 240 pin
FX-8120
Cooler Master hyper 212 EVO
Samsung Spinpoint F4 7200 RPM 320 GB (its cheap right now, althought seagate=meh hopefully I wont have bad luck)
Sapphire 2GB 7850 100355L
Rosewill green series 630W RG630-S12 (will update if/when I crossfire later on)
MSI 970A-G46 (chipset 970, has x16 and x8 in xfire mode)
some cheap wireless thing already got.

I already have all peripherals.
total price is $665 with shipping.

so yea, thats about it.
 

A:Solid build?

Looks good, but on a bit of a prejudiced note, you may want to look at getting a different power supply, since Rosewill don't have the greatest track record when it comes to PSUs. Also that case is a nightmare to try get clean, so If you don't want the amazon jungle inside your case I highly suggest you take a look at some of Antec or Coolermaster's budget cases.
apart from that, the rest looks good to me.
 

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Hello so there was a recent outbreak of COVID19 and i couldnt get any technician to fix my router I was wondering if anyone could help me fix my wifi the internet turned solid red and i couldnt fix it i tried to reset it and do other things as well but theres just nothing i could do about it any suggestions?
 

A:How to fix a solid red on your wifi

First step would be to contact your ISP's (Internet Service Provider's) Tech Support to make sure:

1) They don't have a problem with their service,
and
2) They can see your router from their end.
 

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Does anyone in here still use SE v12 or at least HAVE used it and might be able to offer up some assitance with it.
I have a 3ghz/1gb/matrox parhelia128 computer that runs it great for the most part, whenever i go to rotate the 3d model, after say 20 seconds of rotating it sorta just freezes for a second or 4
sometimes for longer.
our support for SE is nonexistant and the phone service is giving me the run around, so getting an update is just about short of impossible. how is v16?

Is it backward compatible? If i use v12 to make something, and have someone using 16 open it, would it cause problems for the document?
 

A:Solid Edge V12

I'm sorry I can't help you with your problem, but I found this thread through Google, and I'd like to ask a question about a problem of my own, which is a bit similar to yours...
I just started at Helsinki University of Technology and I have a machine design course where we use Solid Edge v15... The university has an academic license for it and they are giving it for the students to borrow home so they don't have to use campus computers to do their works for that course. I borrowed it, of course, but it says it won't install, cause the program is for win2000 or XP only... I have windows 98...
Does anyone know what is the latest version of SE that supports windows 98?
And if so, I repeat the question of the previous poster: Does v15 have backward compatibility? We're not using very advanced features, so I think I might be able to do my work with an older version...
 

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Hello,
Actually I saw something named solid keylogger when my antivirus software was running a scan but it didn't detect it because most antivirus softwares don't detect keyloggers(I think so). Anyways I don't remember the exact location of that keylogger but its name is "SOLID KEYLOGGER" exactly. So if any malware specialists out there know about this keylogger please assist me in removing this keylogger. Thanks in advance.
And also please ask me if you want anymore details about this issue.

A:need to remove solid keylogger

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Please note that I am not a member of the Malware Removal Team and will not be assisting you in removing the infection. I'm simply helping you to post the information they need in order to assist you.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.Orange Blossom

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Quote:
There are a few things you need to know, about Solid State Drives, before you upgrade your computer/laptop/netbook to this newest technology.

1. Do you have a SATA or IDE Controller?

Most drives are designed for SATA, though there are some IDE (aka: ATA and PATA) drives available also. To know which one you need, look inside your computer, or check out the specs/details of your laptop/netbook.
If you have a computer, open the case and locate your hard drive. Look at the wires on the back of your hard drive.


2. Internal vs. External
External drives are mostly for portable data, like a USB flash drive, so an internal drive is the best option for an SSD drive, so it can make your Operating System (Windows, Mac OSX, Linux) faster and more responsive.

3. Capacity
The most common sizes are 32, 64, 128 and 256 Gigabytes (GB). The operating system will use about 10 GB of space, so make sure you leave enough free space for your applications, games, files and so on. I would recommend getting a minimum of 64 GB, and up to 128GB, unless you have a big budget.

Continued at source: SSDTechnologyForum.com


Yes, I am a member there also, and I thought this article was useful for those looking to make the SSD leap

A:What you should know, before you buy a Solid State Driv

64GB sounds about right to me, for the OS and programs, with a nice Caviar Black for your data.

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Hello,
I have a Dell 630i and noticed the led on the motherboard next to the battery is no longer green. Its a solid amber looking color. I've tried googling it and havent yet found a solid answer, any ideas what it means?

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I was wondering if someone would know why my computer has started to freeze solid when I shut it down. I am not doing anything different than what I have always done, but now when I shut it down it freezes at the moment that it says: "Windows is shutting down" and it stays stuck in there. The power botton doesn't work. The only way to completely shut it down is to cut off the power. My computer is only three months old, and I don't think it should be doing that. Any ideas on what I should do? By the way I have run Spybot and Ad-Aware 6, and I found no spyware. Here's some info on computer and thank you in advance.

Windows XP pro
Pentium 4 processor
2.66 GHz with 533MHz system bus/ 512k
L2Cache
 

A:XP freezes solid on shoutdown

Sorry, the heading shoud read:

"XP freezes solid on shutdown" not "shoutdown" I don't know what I was thinking.....
 

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hi people
i have recently bought metal gear solid the first one
i downloaded the no cd patch
and every time i go to new game i mean i didnt get a chance to play so wen i go there and select any difficulty it says please insert disc one please help people

A:metal gear solid

It wants you to insert the retail cd/dvd so it can play, do so and your problems will go away.

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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes comes out in Spring 2014 for, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. With the announcement of the Deja Vu exclusive content for the Playstation systems. It left Xbox fans wondering whether or not there would be anything for them. Last night at the Xbox One event, it was announced that there would be exclusive content for Xbox One.

They do not detail what it would be but I can tell you this; it will not be the Deja Vu mission as that is exclusive to fans that have been around for the past 15 years since Metal Gear Solid for Playstation 1.
 

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Is it possible to install a solid state drive as the second hard drive for a laptop? I have a dell inspiron 1420.
Is there a noticeable performance gain?
If its not possible to install internally, is there a way to make a solid state drive the primary drive and have it externally?
 

A:solid state drive

I read that only some of the 17" laptops come with two drive bays. I checked and my 17" laptop does have two drive bays.

I'm no expert, but I've read and have been told heard this a noticable performance gain.

Inside it can be used as primary or secondary. Outside the computer it might only be able to be used as data storage but I'm not 100% sure.
 

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Hi all,

Just looking for some advice/experience here.

I manage a fleet of 100 laptops/desktops and I'm pretty new to SSD's working here having never really come across them in my last employment.

Our fleet consists of a few Dell Latitude E6430's that have seemed to be specced with 120GB SSD's. Now the 3 year warranty has just expired and I thought that replacing them with 5 x shiny new Dell E5550's (again with 3y year warranty) was the best idea and cascade the older laptops down to less used/infrequent staff. Same ran, both i5's but slightly bigger screen.

What a bad idea that seemed to be.

The newer laptops seem that much slower and I think that is down to the fact they have spinning drives. Everything from slower boot to waiting for Outlook 2013 to 'process' to icons showing on the desktop. They aren't that bad really but its noticeable against the older SSD equipped laptops.

I'm sort of hooked of the SSD thing now and that spinning disks are cack. I've bought a 120GB Kingston SSD and saved a almost chucked C2D Optiplex, unbelievable how it performs now.

So what next, as laptops are due replacement at 5 years do I just get it an SSD/new battery upgrade and see them out another 3 years?

Confused now, cant turn back the E5550 purchase (that's down to experience) but just thinking for the future replacement plan.

I assume a HDD and battery replacement would the main degradation points of a laptop and just view screen problems as they happen.

A:Solid state disks

Hi
Yep adding an ssd's is the best upgrade to any machine really
Any laptop new or old would probably have a 5400rpm hdd in it and yes painfully slow as you're seeing they use them for battery life mostly.
SSD's also cut down on heat production compared to hdd's

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Hi all,

Just looking for some advice/experience here.

I manage a fleet of 100 laptops/desktops and I'm pretty new to SSD's working here having never really come across them in my last employment.

Our fleet consists of a few Dell Latitude E6430's that have seemed to be specced with 120GB SSD's. Now the 3 year warranty has just expired and I thought that replacing them with 5 x shiny new Dell E5550's (again with 3y year warranty) was the best idea and cascade the older laptops down to less used/infrequent staff. Same ran, both i5's but slightly bigger screen.

What a bad idea that seemed to be.

The newer laptops seem that much slower and I think that is down to the fact they have spinning drives. Everything from slower boot to waiting for Outlook 2013 to 'process' to icons showing on the desktop. They aren't that bad really but its noticeable against the older SSD equipped laptops.

I'm sort of hooked of the SSD thing now and that spinning disks are cack. I've bought a 120GB Kingston SSD and saved a almost chucked C2D Optiplex, unbelievable how it performs now.

So what next, as laptops are due replacement at 5 years do I just get it an SSD/new battery upgrade and see them out another 3 years?

Confused now, cant turn back the E5550 purchase (that's down to experience) but just thinking for the future replacement plan.

I assume a HDD and battery replacement would the main degradation points of a laptop and just view screen problems as they happen.

A:Solid state disks

Hi
Yep adding an ssd's is the best upgrade to any machine really
Any laptop new or old would probably have a 5400rpm hdd in it and yes painfully slow as you're seeing they use them for battery life mostly.
SSD's also cut down on heat production compared to hdd's

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i install a new ssd and plan to used it as C; when is plug in by itself it works, but when i plug the other drive the system always choses the old drive to boot, i see the new drive in the main screen, but not in the boot priority one, how can i reassign the drives , right now the system don't let me change the letter on the old partition with the os. in it

A:solid state drive

BIOS boot change.
Boot Priority - Change - Vista Forums

Default Operating System - Change Default Boot OS

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I have spent COUNTLESS hours trying to solve WHY my son's PC is Freezes up all the time, and I'm too broke to have a technician look at it and tell me i'm !**%&[email protected]!

This is a computer a friend gave him years ago, and had erased the hard drive. We re-installed windows on it, and it has been doing fine for years.

It's a Dell Dimension 4400, windows XP home.
It has never been hooked up to internet, so no viruses.
He plays little kid games only. (Real little kid; ZOO Tycoon is the most sophisticated.)
NO new software has been added for about almost a year.
No new hardwrae added.
It has adequate ventilation.
I have reinstalled all the drivers (keyboard, mouse and CD Rom)
Device Manager tells me everything is groovy.
There are no peripherals installed.

Some days, the thing works fine, and he can play for a couple hours.
Some days we turn the thing on and it freezes while loading!
It just freezes up at random times.
Also, the CD Drive won't allow me to write on it anymore! It will read the CD, but I can't copy files to it.
I checked the internet on my computer, but couldn't find a matching CD drive update to try to install. (doesn't mean it doesn't exist, just that I can't find it!)

When it "Freezes", I can't pull up the cntr/alt/del trick, all we can do is hit the power button. Yes, the NUM Lock is ON and doesn't go off. If we try to turn it on again, even after 5 minutes, it simply WON'T even turn o... Read more

A:Frozen Solid Quandry

I would strongly suspect hardware at this stage, rather than software.

In reality it could be anything from the PSU (Power Supply Unit) to RAM or motherboard.

That you get no error messages is salient, in that hardware is more likely than software as the culprit.
 

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I'm running a self made AthlonXP 2600+ system, 1GB RAM, with a GeForce FX 5600 256 MB Video Card.

I have WinXP Pro SP2, with Media Player 11, QT 7, the latest Nvidia drivers, all MS updates, and a newly installed Divx codec.

I've been having this problem for a while, and can't figure out a solution, thought I'd run it by the experts here:

Whenever I run any kind of video file, after several minutes, the video becomes a solid green(but sound runs fine), and my system runs very slow until I close the video. Then, all video I try to watch is solid green until I restart the computer. The issue happens with WMP and QT, and seems to happen with all video file types. This leads me to think it could be a hardware or settings issue. Like I said, I've fully updated everything, and have tried playing with the Hardware Accelleration setting in the Advanced Display Properties, no avail.

Any ideas or suggestions? I'd be grateful for any help.
 

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Hi,
Bought recently the new XPS 13 and have a weird problem.
The battery indicator always shows a solid amber light when it is plugged in (100% battery) and what is more strange when it's turned off.
I have updated BIOS although I think I had the latest one anyway.
There are no other evident problems.
Please advise, thanks.

A:New XPS 13 - solid amber light always on

The battery charge LED for the XPS 13 will glow amber if the battery is low on charge.  With the AC adapter connected and the system turned off the battery should charge fairly quickly and then the LED should turn white indicating that the battery is no longer low in charge and is being charged. Once fully charged the LED should go dark.
Battery Charge LED —
LED that indicates battery charge state.


Illuminates white while plugged in and charging. When the charging is completed LED turns off.


Battery level is low, LED illuminates in amber color.
 Please reply back if it looks like the system is having problems charging the battery.
 
TB

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Hi

I am looking at getting an Solid State Drive to run just my OS on Windows 7 Home Premium. I have found a 30gb solid state drive and an 64gb drive, is the 30gb would the 30gb be big enough or would it be better to g for the 64GB drive?


Please can you let me know

Thanks

A:Which Solid State drive is best?

Personally, I would go with the bigger 64GB, to allow for some growth.

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I would like to know what is the brand name of this SSD drive that my desktop, HP Omen #870-119? All I know is the name of SSD below: 3D TLC Solid State Drive Is that a name brand of the Solid State Drive? I have searched on Google here on the Internet and did not show with this name. I am not sure if that is the name of Solid State Drive or not. Maybe you know more than me about this and provide me more information about this. John

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hi all
i am thinking of using a solid state drive for the operating system and would be grateful for any advice can i keep the drive i have now with win 7 home premium, and install another windows 7 (like ultimate): on the solid state drive??

A:Solid state drives

I don't think you can have two instances of Windows using the same license key, even on the same machine (unless you clone them, but then the drives should be identical). So basically you'll have to buy another copy of Windows. Other than that, SSD will make your machine way faster. the only catch is the limited number of write cycles, so I would follow the by now standard advice of moving your cache and temp folders to a RAM disk.

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Hello All,

I am new to this forum and i hope i posted my question in the correct section.

I am having issue setting up 2 different solid color backgrounds on a dual monitors setup. I can do the different background pictures on different monitor but not solid color. Does anyone know how to configure two different colored background on dual monitor?

Thank you

A:Have 2 Different Solid Colored Backgrounds

Hi there,

It's not possible to set the background colour different for each monitor. But you can tweak the system.

Make a 'picture' in Paint with the appropriate colour and save it. Then make that the background picture for your screen and select the option to fill the picture to the screen. Do this for both screens.

Greetz,

Rover

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Hi I had my computer in sleep mode for a while. I was in a hurry and when I went to use it, it froze. I held the power button down to shut it off. When I booted it back up. I get the usual hp invent startup screen, followed by a windows error recovery screen with options of launch startup repair or start windows normally. After either choice I get a "windows is loading files.." bar and then after, I get the usual black screen with green loading bar. After that it goes to a solid light blue screen with just the mouse pointer on it. It doesnt do anything after this. Its stuck on this screen.

Im running Vista home premium and have an hp pavillion media centre PC.

Really need help guys.

A:Solid Blue Screen Help

NOTE: I have severe eye problems. If I do not respond to your postings, please PM another staff member for assistance.

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests (located at this link: Hardware Diagnostics ). They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:

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H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
Hard Drive Diagnostics (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
There are also free, bootable antivirus disks at this link: Free Online AntiMalware Resources - Bootable Disks




Have you tried getting into Safe Mode? Try rapidly tapping the F8 key immediately before the Windows splash screen shows up. Let us know what happens when you try to get into Safe Mode.

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I'm putting together a PC from old parts. I'm using an ASUS PS800 mobo and a 300W power supply. When I 1st got it hooked up, the PC wouldn't turn on. I looked inside the case and noted that the green LED (which indicates when the computer is getting power) was flickering at a steady rate, and wasn't very bright. The cord into the PS was in tight, and the PS connections to the mobo were tight too. So I used a power supply tester on the PS, and it checked good. I plugged it back into the mobo, the green LED was bright and solid, and the computer booted up and ran fine for a couple of hours. It ran fine the next day too.

The day after than, I moved it into another room. Same problem -- the green LED flickered and wasn't very bright. This time I tried a different power cord, but no difference. Hooked up the PS tester, it tested good, plugged the PS back into the mobo, and everything works fine again.

The mobo came out of a working computer. The PS came out of a computer w/ a bad mobo, and again, the PS always tests good. Could the mobo be grounding against the case? I looked at that, but I didn't see any clearance issues. And it runs fine for long periods of time. What else should I check?
 

A:LED on mobo flickers, sometimes on solid

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I recently purchased a new graphics cards and a SSD for me home pc. I installed the graphics card (Nvidia 760 GTX) without issue and it was working well, but when I tried to plug in the SSD everything went wrong quickly. Computer is now very slow to load, I can't seem to find a way to actually get anything on the SSD (primarily want to OS on it at least) and videos won't play in HD. Any help for what I might have done wrong or how to make the new drive work like I want it to would be greatly appreciated. I'm running windows 7, but don't have the disk if a reinstall is something that I need to do.
 

A:Solid State Drive

First of all, no one [other than you] has any idea what we are working on. Post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb, exact ram, exact pw supply installed, etc, etc. If this is a big box system ie dell, hp, whatever, then post the exact make and model#

As for the ssd, post the exact ssd you installed along with what mode is used for the sata controller.
 

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hi

im on windows 7 ultimate
and i cannot change the wallpaper..
all i have is a solid black wallpaper...
i followed this instruction but it does not work for some reason..

can you please help me on this ?

thanks

A:All I have is a solid black wallpaper

Hello Tonny, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Where did you get your copy of Windows 7?

Is your Windows 7 activated and shown as genuine?

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I know the background is there, because you can see the color and the detail of it through the taskbar. The whole screen is a solid color, and it's set that it's showing the default Vista background. Has anyone had this issue before? Any imput would be fantastic. Thanks!

A:Background is Solid Color

Just happened?
Tried system restore?

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Okay, I'm just wondering, I've heard it mentioned quite a bit and I knwo and understand most things about PC's but this I've never really looked into so I'm going to now...

What is a SSD?, What are the pros and cons to using it?, How do you use it?, Is it reccomended?, what performance difference does it give?, and finally, could you make a computer with weak processor/graphics card and everything run very fast and play games very well if you have lots of them in one pc?

Could someone explain in laymens terms? For me and so I can explain to other people as I know this is a reasonably new technology and is suposedly 'the future'?

Thankyou.

A:Solid State Drives

Solid State Drives are big RAM disks. No moving parts like platters to break. Upside - very fast. Down side - very expensive. And some write-rewrite issues. Think bleeding edge.

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Solid Wooden Beds. Go to www.solidwoodbeds.co.uk
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[url=www.solidwoodbeds.co.uk]Solid Wooden Beds[/url]

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I've disabled Themes and I've "adjusted for best performance" in advanced sys properties but when I alt+tab or hover my mouse over a taskbar icon I get little pictures.

How do I cut out all the junk so its as barebones as possible?

W8 generally seems faster but still see things that look bloated and take up system resources.

Thx.

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Does anyone know of a free (or inexpensive) program for solid modeling? I am fairly competent with AutoCAD. Our Engineering Department is changing over to SolidWorks and I'd like to dabble with something far more rudimentary just to see how it works. Thanks.
 

A:Solid Modeling Software

Maybe Google Sketchup.
http://sketchup.google.com/
 

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When I install Solid Edge everything goes find but in the end Removing temporary files used just keeps loading... I ended setup process and Solid Edge works fine, but now if I try to install any other appliaction its says: Another install process is paused, and it then it gives me option to remove solid edge or close setup of new application. I have tried running in vista sp1 mode, as administrator, but still the same, so is there any way to somehow end the install.

Thanks

EDIT: Nevermind, I'm gona roll back to vista, too many problems.

A:Problem with Solid Edge

If you kill the process "PrinterInstaller.exe" the installation will continue and you will be able to use Solid Edge. The problem is that you can't install any MP on top of this installation.

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Hey all,

I have been out of the PC building world for a year or so now, just wondering what the newest word about SSD drives are. A year or so ago I remember they were not really up to spec, they had a limited number of read/write cycles and fialed pretty commonly. Is that still true, or have vast improvements been made?

Looking at this drive
http://www.frys.com/product/6799875?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG
and throwing it into a desktop, will that mount alright? Any issues about connectors? I think it still uses the same Sata and power cables correct?
 

A:Solid State Drives

It still uses the same sata and power connects. You would need a drive bay adapter unless you want to wire tie it somewhere.
 

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Hello there everyone, (first post yay!)

About a month ago my solid state hard drive suddenly failed after 2 years of use, fortunately it was still under warranty so I was able to get a replacement, at the time I figured it just had a fault and eventually died. It's worth noting that prior to it bricking completely some applications were running slow and windows was starting to hang.

So I've had my new SSD, (same brand, model etc.) for a month now and it's just died, and again the same symptoms occurred, windows hanging and applications slowing down. I attempted to run disk checks and other such programs but they all failed. I don't believe I've done anything to break it so I'm here. What could cause this to happen?

The SSD is a G.Skill Falcon II 128GB, I've attached my dxdiag if that can provide any other information to assist in anything.

If theres anything else I can add let me know, I look forward to any insight.
 

A:Solid State died... Again.

Using "tools" intended for mechanical drives is not wise for SSD's.

What do you use the drive for? Have you turned off defrag and other mechanical drive maintenance tools?
 

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I'm running an AMD Athlon XP 1700 (1.48 GHz) w/ 768 MB of RAM, on an ASUS A7V-266E motherboard, w/ 30 GB on the HD, a SBlaster Audigy sound card, a US Robotics 56K modem, DVD and CD-RW drives, an NVidia GeForce 2 MX400, tied together with WinXP Home Ed.

I'm looking to upgrade my computer so that it's stable without any noticable loss of performance.

I've been hearing a lot about the GeForce Cards and ASUS motherboard complications recently and I can attest that its true, even with the latest driver updates the computer crashes on menial operations such as using MS Word to even playing DVDs. I've had to avoid using MS Word, which is a waste of my money...and time, only to use the WordPad XP has to offer to avoid crashing while typing long papers required for college.

If anybody has some suggestions to this by all means I'd like to hear your ideas/ suggestions/ resolutions.

Thanks.
 

A:Any suggestions for something solid and stable?

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Good morning, I have a Y50-70 Touch that has started freezing completely after about 10 to 15 minutes of being booted up.  This requires a hard reset by holding the power button until it shuts off.  I can boot up again and it runs fine for another 10 or 15 minutes.  Lenovo support has been no help.   I have read there are some issues between the SSD and the other hard drive but not sure how to fix it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! 

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Sup,

This might take some explaining - I have a 32GB SSD as my C:\windows drive and a 1.2TB normal disk with all my other stuff on it. I have not got any programs that allow you to choose the install location installed on the SSD, however programs such as Photoshop, Minecraft & Office 365 will only install to C: I have migrated my Users folder to the other volume which freed up around 4 GB of space - however having installed Photoshop I now have about 80KB free this is an annoyance to live with. I have done everything else to free up space under the sun.

So, my question is, what happens if I change the drive letter of the solid state to D: or something like that, & change the other disk with about 900 GB free to C: so, windows will be installed under d:\windows on the SSD. Then I could isntall photoshop & the like to the bigger drive.

Will this work? Not re-installing is desirable, but if needs be....

Thanks in advance,

Jon.

A:Solid State Trouble

The only way to install Win7 to a drive other than C is to run its installer from C to install to another drive, which locks out the C drive letter from use. This is neither desirable or correct.

If you have 32gb SSD then it's actually a chip on an MSATA hard drive intended to provide paging cache to speed up the drive. While we've helped users install to the chip at their request, it is absurdly small and requires the kind of gymnastics you're grappling with. If you'd like to install WIn7 as intended here are the steps: Install Windows on MSATA (SSD) Drive - Windows 7 Help Forums
Install Windows on System with MSATA and ISRT - Windows 7 Help Forums

Since no one is thrilled with the performance on an MSATA compared to an SSD, a solution is to buy a larger SSD which are coming down in price to around $50 per 120gb now. Photoshop for example needs to be on the SSD to benefit from its speed. Best deals of the day

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Hi,

Quick info on my setup:
q9450 @ 3.2Ghz
4gb Corsair @ 1600mhz
BFG H20C GTX 280
W7 64bit Clean Install

I cant get Solid Edge running well on my pc. Its so jerky and not smooth though I have had a slightly older version that worked fine. Thinking it was just bad software I managed to get a copy of their latest version ST3 which runs just as bad. All drivers are up to date. WHAT WRONG WITH IT ??

Cheers,

Jack

A:Solid Edge - Just Not Smooth

Check the system specifications here:
Solid Edge System Requirements: PLM
What Version of Windows 7 do you have as it would seem you need Windows 7 Enterprise, Ultimate or Professional (32-bit or 64-bit)?

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