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Q: interesting problem with old networked computer

Need Help have an Pentium 2 with win 98 se the only problem is that it used to belong to a company that went out of business and was on a network that blocked out internet access via the lan. it was no problem until i got broadband and installed a new network card. and reactivated the security somehow it allows me to ping but not connect to the Internet via a browser not even on dial up. I have searched everywhere even the register for any clues. but i have to admit now i am lost for direction. I am hoping that i will not have to reinstall and lose over 2 years of useless programs that I am sure i will never use until the are gone. and ideas

Thanks in advance for any help

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A: interesting problem with old networked computer

When you're logging on to the system, is is trying to log onto a domain? Or do you know if it used to be part of a domain? Because these (lack of internet and internet connection wizard) are Group Policy security settings.

Try removing it from the domain (if it is on one), don't forget it doesn't need to be physically connected because credentials are cached. Removing from a domain is tricky without the domain controller, however someone might know how to do it.

let us know

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I know that I have a virus on my computer. I do not know what it is but I have run Mbam and it says that nothing is infected. I did have an infection but I got rid of most of it and now I cannot find the loose hairs that are still messing with my computer. While I was going through my computer seeing what had been added I came across something interesting. I came across a file that had been downloaded to my hard drive along with the virus. I read through the file and it was kind of like a guide for what was on my computer. I found some of the files it say were harming my computer and I deleted them. I am still having issues with the start up of my computer outside of safe mode and I was wondering if anyone could help me. I will also post the file that I found[Advertising.com]Threat="Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking site"Description="I won't call a saved IP in combination with a log of visited web pages anonymous!"[Avenue A, Inc.]Threat="Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking site"Description="They say they no longer do tracking."[ClickFinders]Threat=Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking siteDescription=Their cookie itself is a tracking cookie.[CoreMetrics][Enliven]Threat=Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking siteDescription=A unique number and the IP would be enough for me to call it tracking; but to also save search terms is even worse.[HitBox][Bluemountain]Threat=Tracking cookie or cookie of tracking siteDescription=[Adbur... Read more

A:interesting infection and an interesting find on computer

I would also like to add that my browser has been getting jacked too. When I search on Yahoo I get redirected to other websites.

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A few days ago, a friend came from Miami to visit me at my house. (I swear i'll get to the point in a minute)

We had our computers connected on a LAN so we could play games together. Both computers were working fine, all was well.

He had asked me to come to his place for awhile to stay, I said sure, Let me bring my computer.

So we packed everything up into the car, and drove off. (incoming!)

Once we got back to his place, I had set up my computer with an old monitor (didn't bring my own), and turned it on. It had gotten to the Windows XP loading screen, attempted to load windows, then apparentally turned off completely.

I think, "well, it must be the monitor, it's old". So I attempt to hook it up to his monitor to see if the same thing happens. Sure enough, the same thing happens. I begin to worry. I attempt to boot in safe mode. It boots seemingly fine. I think "maybe the drivers got corrupted, they were beta anyways." So I uninstall the drivers, and install the latest ones from Nvidia.com.

Same thing happens. So I think, Hmm perhaps my card is fried? I move my card to his machine, and it works flawlessly. I put his older Geforce 5900 into my machine, and, to my surprise, it loads up windows. I think "well, at least it's working!". Until I attempt to play a game. I start playing, and about 20 minutes into my playsession, my computer shuts down completely. No error, no nothing. I get confused.

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A:Interesting problem with my computer..

was the computer 'bounced' around? you could have damaged your hard drive.

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I have networked two computer with printers attached to each.
PC1 is “guy”, with a brother printer attached
PC2 is “Susan” with a HP 1100 attached

In the past I had no difficulty with networking the computers and have access from each computer to each of the printers.

I up graded the computer Susan and I am now having a few problems that I never had before.

After I perform the Network Setup Wizard on each of the computers (in many different methods) I am having the following problems.

First, every now and then I am getting the following message after double clicking on Entire Network then Microsoft Windows Network:

Entire Network
Not enough storage is available to process this command.

If I wait a few moments I will get the MSHOME and am allowed to click on that.
After this I do see both guy and Susan. If I double click on guy I see items pop up.
If I click on Susan I get the following message:

\\Susan is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

The network path is not found.

Of course I can not add the printer from Susan either. Though I have had no problem adding the printer from guy to Susan. And it prints properly.

What am I doing wrong…

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration….


A:Solved: Problem with permissions to a networked Computer

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What the network consists of:

1 host computer running windows xp
1 laptop running windows xp
1 hub

The problem:

I am able to share files between the computers and access webpages perfectly fine on the host computer. On the networked laptop I am able to share files and visit certain websites such as hotmail, download.com, msn.ca, etc. I am not able to visit websites such as candystand.com, yahoo.com, etc. Is there a way that I can fix this problem?? Please help

A:problem accessing certain webpages from networked computer

Do you have the latest updates and service packs for IE6 on your laptop as well as your desktop? Run Windows update to be sure.

Please go to http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/, and download 'Hijack This!'.
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log as a .txt file, and copy and paste its contents into your next post.

Most of what it lists will be harmless, so do not fix anything yet. I don't know how to read it p) but others here do and may find something that could be causing this.

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i posted this last week, but apparently my post was deleted.

We have a computer hooked up to a network printer. When I log on as Administrator, I can print no problem. When I log in using the regular public profile(I work in a library), I cannot print. I've tried making new shortcuts, etc. but I am frustrated. Our IT doesn't really care, as this problem has been going on for quite some time.
If anyone can offer any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated.

A:Printer Problem on a Windows XP Networked computer (moved from XP)

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This new computer - or device - may well be a good candidate for Windows8.
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And here are a lot more Google references: The Cotton Candy: Dual-core computer on a USB stick - Google Search

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I have a 300 mhz p2 running windows 98. How do i set up a dvd-rom to play with software from another computer that is networked to it. I am able to print and access files from the other computer. When I launch the dvd player software on my computer -I get a message that the dvd on the other computer does not exist. Does anyone have experience getting a dvd to play with software loaded on a networked computer. I need step by step instructions or clues about how to set it up. Thankyou for any help!

A:using networked dvd-rom from another computer

I am not aware of any DVD playing software that supports this. DVD players work by accessing the drive directly, which can't be done over a network.

You can access the drive, copy files from it, etc... but play movies? I don't think there is any way.

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Hi there,

I have a relatively new Dell computer that was, up until recently networked wih 4 other computers. My roommate who did the networking did something to the computer so that he could control everything from his laptop (when the password screen popped up, he had to use his wireless keyboard from his laptop to enter it into the Dell).

Here is my problem - my roommate moved out (and very far away) and when I go to turn on my Dell computer now, the password screen pops up, but the mouse and keyboard that is plugged in do not work. I've tried a USB keyboard and a PS2 keyboard and neither work.

I know the password, but is there anything I can do to enable my keyboard and mouse?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Computer was networked, now it's not.

I would consider asking which program he used to do this to you computer, throw me reply with that information. My guess is that a driver is installed that is still in "lock-out" state... Attempt to load in safe mode for now. When you post back, I'll seek a permanent solution for you! =D Cheers!

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I am buying a new computer and I was wondering if the following was feasible and/or legal:

I have Windows XP on one computer. My thought was to make a 'ghost' of my old computer and put it on my new one. I then would network the two. Is that something that is legal or should I just bite the bullet and buy another OS? My idea is still to ghost one. Is that the best way of 'transferring' my files?


A:Networked Computer

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Good afternoon Tech Immortals,

I am working on a friend's computer.
The hardware setup is the following:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ 2.1GHz

2.5 GB RAM CRUCIAL (Memtest says the following about it: DDR2(64 bit)
373MHz DDR746 CAS: 5-5-15

Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT pci-e

MSI K9N6PGM2-V motherboard

The problems:

Problem1. When the computer is turned on it gives out 2 short beeps (memory error, I presume according to an Internet search). Then it loads GRUMP for Ubuntu 9 or Win XP pro
Problem2. Anything that is graphics intensive makes the computer crash or graphics get glitchy. For example videogames will either make windows crash or crash the game and exit to windows. On Ubuntu while running Compiz the OS freezes. It only crashes or glitches with graphic intensive software.

Solution tried:
For problem1. While loading GRUMP there is an option for memtest. Diagnostics came out fine, no errors.

More background information:
I've inspected the motherboard, the graphics card, ram, everything (looking at it physically for any burns or liquid spills etc)
Everything is roughly 4 months old, bought brand new when purchased.
In the past the user had the same setup except that his old graphics card (GeForce BFG TECH 8800 GT) died on him (will get further details about that in about an hour).
Replaced for graphics card mentioned above. Those problems are occurring.
The card gets warm, but not to an alarming point (I want to say around 60 degrees celcius).... Read more

A:Solved: Interesting Hardware problem (Nvidia graphics problem possibly due to RAM)

It was a faulty video card.
User replaced it under its warranty.

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Hey guys. I just built my...4th computer...I keep upgrading my stuff. And I've been having a few interesting issues pop up.
Here is my build

Vista 64 bit...cause I can.


as you can see, plenty of airflow


I really like this sucker


...and to keep it cool




ram from my old build...not the best for this build...but didn't want to buy new ram after spending that much money on ram.


same goes for the video card.

My old mobo seemed to start dying on me, so I used it as a excuse to get a better one. It's ps2 ports died, and when I put a usb expansion card into it's pci x1 slot (with something plugged into it) windows would boot up so slow and it wouldn't shut down. I plugged the card into another computer and it didn't have that problem. But this is about my new build so blah.

1st issue:

I already read that this particular combo of motherboard and prossesor had a little problem...but with a fix...it better, since the 2 were the best of it's kind for the time being. (as far as phenom II x mobo gigabyte combo) The problem was the motherboard didn&#... Read more

A:Interesting computer issues

what video card are you useing? and are you useing 1 or 2 monitors? i ask this as my 8800gtx 786mb had the same issues with the video problems but recovered... i never found out what this issue was but a diffrent card fixed this also if you are running 2 screens on vista ultimate and have the dreamscenes running on both this will mess things up as i belive it can only run on 1 monitor.. setting it up on 2 monitors will cause issues

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Hey ! Something really weird happens to my computer when im not using it , im assuming after the screensaver when the monitor shuts off heres an example, i go to school in the morning so i turn it on at about 7 and come back at 3 and when i move the mouse to (turn off screensaver) nothing happens the light on the monitor is green meaning that it gets signal but the screen is black the computer isnt using any resources since the hard drive lamp isnt flashing the power is on, also the lights on the keyaboard are on but if i press caps lock or num lock two turn on//off em it does not work. so im assuming that the computer freezes for some reasron after certain amount of time, ps no one has access to it while im away. the stas are p4 2.5 , 1 gig ram 80 + 40 gb hdd's, NEC AccuSync 95f monitor sis 650 32 mb video card. thanks

A:Interesting Phenomenon with computer while im away.

What are your power option settings? Does it go to hibenate, sleep or standby?

Is your BIOS ACPI or ACPI 2.0 compliant? what power management settings do you have in your BIOS?

More info would be nice but looks like it goes to sleep and can't get up.

Should we assume you are running XP with SP2?
After you move the mouse do you give it time to wake up or start doing a finger dance on the keyboard right after?
Is the light any color other than green or flashing and then goes to solid green and stays lit?

It might be just one component that can't wake up or number of other things.
Could be your hard drive that fails to wake up!

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A while back, I bought a computer and just noticed that a sticker on the top said that it had a touch screen display, but it doesn't do anything when I touch it... Am I just stupid?

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Hey I am posting this from another computer...
I have an old HP Pavilion 512c

XP Home Edition SP2

ipconfig/all says (and sorry I decided to type all of it in)

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name : qzqkss7
Primary Dns Suffix :
Node Type : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled : No
WINS Proxy Enaled : No
​Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection - specific DNS Suffix :
Description : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC
Physical Address : 00-40-2B-29-B2-54
Dhcp Enabled : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled : Yes
IP Address :
Subnet Mask :
Default Gateway :
DHCP Server :
DNS Servers :

Lease Obtained : Wenesday, OCT. 03, 2007 7:38:35 PM
Lease Expired : Thursday, OCT. 04, 2007 5:01:28 PM

Also I don't exactly know how to ping on computers, I am sure it is extremely easy though..

Thank you for your help ahead of time!

A:Networked Computer Can't get online

If you typed the Default Gateway incorrectly (expect open a Command (DOS) window and type

ping www.yahoo.com

For each do you get Replies or do you get all packets lost?

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Hello, there first of all ,, I love you guys,, you have said the complaint computer 4 or 5 times in the last 7 months since i found you. Here's my problem, we have two computers (and I don't know alot of the lingo but i understand it) mine is the host and we networked it to the second, mainly so we can share internet capabilities. It's networked with a 30$ server but seems to do the job. He is a kaza lite fan but recently found a torrent to download from,, when he is downloading (which today he had 4 going ) my system drags or won't bring up more than home pages. He went in and shut down the downloads but my system is still dragging and i keep getting that wonderful ( i page cannot be found message) trying to get in here tonight took one hour and 10 mins.. Is there anyway to protect my system so he can download without it dragging my system down??

A:downloading on a networked computer

Yes. Buy a cheap router and get him off your NIC!

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At my work there's a room with computers for the public to use and everything is running smoothly and they are all able to print apart from one.

The problem machine recently had a corrupt windows install so I fixed that and now it's working and connected to the network/on the internet but I'm completely unable to get it to print.

It says I need to add a printer so I go to control panel and pick the printers and faxes section and to use the option for adding a printer but can't pick the existing printer that all the other computers use.

Add printer wizard - next - network printer/printer attached to another computer - browse for printers.

Here's where the problem lies - it comes up with the option of clicking Microsoft Windows Network but doesn't display the actual Network that all the computers are on, there's no add sign so I can't expand it.

If I try to press next it says 'you need to specify a valid network printer name'

I've been on another computer, looked at the settings on it for printers, found the right printer and then wrote the exact name into where you can type on the add printers screen but it doesn't like it.

I'm not sure what to do about this don't like printers or networking, not my thing at all! - any suggestions are welcome and thanks in advance guys!

A:Can't add networked printer to computer?

hmm; XP vs Vista vs Win/7 ??
What OS is the printer attached to and what OS's are trying to access it?

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It just occurred to me that I don't know how this works.

When I share files, are they transferred via my router, the internet, directly computer to computer, black magic?

Inquiring minds want to know

A:How do networked computer communicate?

When the computers are attached to a LAN, they communicate directly with one another. The use SMB and CIFS to move files across the network.

A router routes traffic between 2 networks, namely your internal home network and your ISP's network.

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Internet is running slow on this one and it is networked with my first computer (Which was cleaned by OT--thanks again)I have run the following online programsTrend Micro HousecallBit DefenderPandaI also have spybot search & destroySpyware guardspyware blaster ad aware (may not be set up properly)Currently running Nortons 2004 antivirususing XP firewallThanks heapsLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 6:49:04 PM, on 5/20/2005Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exeC:\Program Files\CyberLink\Po... Read more

A:Im networked & other computer had viruses

Hi ozfemme. I'm back. I only see a couple of missing file items to clean up. There are currently no signs of viruses or malware. Let's fix the items and then do some standard cleanup maintenance.Step #1Start HijackThis and click the Scan button to perform a scan. Look for the following items and click in the checkbox in front of each item to select it:O2 - BHO: (no name) - {549B5CA7-4A86-11D7-A4DF-000874180BB3} - (no file)O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)Now close ALL open windows except HijackThis and click the Fix Checked button to finish the repair.Step #2Download CleanUp! and install it. Start CleanUp! and click on the CleanUp! button. Let it run to completion. It may take a few minutes depending on the size of your hard drive so be patient.Step #3OK. Reboot your computer normally, start HijackThis and perform a new scan. Use the Add Reply button to post your new log file back here along with details of any problems you encountered performing the above steps and I will review it when it comes in.OT

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My wife and I needed a new computer because our Toshiba Satellite laptop was just too old to be of service anymore. We had a choice between a Mac laptop or a computer with Windows 8. After browsing around we settled on the Sony Vaio SVJ20215CXB. Two reasons: 1) we both do a lot of work with MS Word and PowerPoint and 2) we both have iphones and a ipad and wanted something different because Apple seems to have gotten stale.

After a week of playing with Windows 8 we have some questions that hopefully some fellow W8'ers can assist us or at least give us some tips.

First, what we like about windows 8:
1. Programs run very fast
2. Its a very fast startup
3. Live tiles (on the apps that have them) are a plus
4. The Metro screen is like your cluttered desktop from XP but only simplified and exciting
5. The integration between SkyDrive and W8 is great. Very easy to work on a document at work, upload to SkyDrive and work on it at Home and then re-upload it from home so its at your work the next morning. I find Dropbox too buggy and haven't had any annoying issues with Skydrive.

However, here are some problems we have:
1. How do we make the apps split the screen so that we can multitask? (like work on a word doc and check email at the same time?)

2. The integration between the old desktop and the metro is bad. (for example in W8 there are a few pc settings but have to go back to the old desktop to find the rest of the settings. Likewise with documents, if you want a folder to stor... Read more

A:Just bought a computer with Windows 8...its...interesting?

Hi Brking and welcome to Eightforums.

You've certainly made an effort to describe your question very well. I appreciate that! Let me see if I can help you out with your questions.

First, what we like about windows 8:
1. Programs run very fast
2. Its a very fast startup
3. Live tiles (on the apps that have them) are a plus
4. The Metro screen is like your cluttered desktop from XP but only simplified and exciting
5. The integration between SkyDrive and W8 is great. Very easy to work on a document at work, upload to SkyDrive and work on it at Home and then re-upload it from home so its at your work the next morning. I find Dropbox too buggy and haven't had any annoying issues with Skydrive.

I second that!!! It is indeed a great OS!

1. How do we make the apps split the screen so that we can multitask? (like work on a word doc and check email at the same time?)

Right now this is not yet possible. You can move one app to the right or left corner so that you have two open apps with a 20% vs 80% split. But.... this summer the Windows 8.1 (aka Blue) update is coming. And this update will give you the possibility to put 2 or even 4 apps in a splitscreen setup.
So just be patient for a few more months.

2. The integration between the old desktop and the metro is bad. (for example in W8 there are a few pc settings but have to go back to the old desktop to find the rest of the settings. ... Read more

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I have a rather interesting issue when i try to upload images on various sites (does not matter which site).
Whenever i press the submit button the computer comrpletly freeze, if i have music on it repeats the halv second of sound that was playing at that moment and the computer does not respond to any commands.
The only solution is to reboot holding down the power button.
The first thing i suspected was a bad disk so i have since tried to move the pictures around to different disks, partitions and places on disks but the problem remains.
The wierd thing is that it is not every time, some of the times the images manage to submit (its different images every time as well) and some of the times they don't.
I checked the error logs but most of the time i don't get any notes, just unexpected shutdown once i reboot.
Sometimes i do get notes added to the error log, i think it only happens when i use Truecrypt mounted volumes tho;
The default transaction resource manager on volume I: encountered a non-retryable error and could not start. The data contains the error code.
I have also run a checkdisk scan of the primary drive (its a laptop so only got one) but found no faults.
Defragmentation runs scheduled as default in vista, have spybot and avira running at all times and both does weekly system scans.

Not sure when the problem started since i usually don't upload images all that often but haven't noticed it any time before about 2 weeks ago.

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A:Interesting computer freeze issue

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I'm typing from my tablet, I accidentally posted earlier when auto rotate spazzed out on me lol. It won't let me edit the post. Word count? I guess I could add to the story that my tablet was connected to my pc via usb and that after disconnecting the wireless pc signal I used the tablet to create an account here, I checked for the email and my auto sync was shut off. Not normal either.
Also this is probably in the wrong section. Cam a moderator please move it

A:Some interesting things are happening with my computer. Please help

Hi, my computer started acting funny last night. Every five seconds or so it would freeze for about two seconds. I checked the cord and if it's seated properly. Rebooted and it seemed to help. Went to bed and sat back down today and is doing it again. I checked the performance tab and all eight cpu cores are bouncing up and down. Not Normal. There were three conhost.exe processes running and they all pointed back to windows/system32. I ended all three process trees. Then while I was waiting for one to open back up, (it is a legit process right?), I noticed something called dbus-daemon running.i ended that tree as well. I ran Mal ware bytes and something pooped up called screen 317 that I ran which saved a report to notepad. Mwb,tablet typing is hard, quarantined something called candy in my power iso.Dc'd the Internet connection, removed recently purchased blue tooth chip, tablet and phone from usb.about 2 minutes later my video driver failed. The Web page I was looking at, like this forum and the 317 page, are no longer visible. I think I remembered everything and put it in the right order as it happened.

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My system used to run games like UT3 and Oblivion real slick and fast. But for the past few months now it runs them real slow. I have no viruses and I have defraged a million times. I just can't seem to find out what the problem is. I have freed up a tona space on my rig, too.

i have used tons of tricks to speed the computer back up, like using msconfig and disabling certain services.

This is what worrys me though, I never used 2 get these:

So like wtf is going down. U guys need anything to help me figure out the problem?

A:Slow Computer + Interesting findings.

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Hello all.A friend of mine asked me to work on their families Acer Aspire Switch 10. She also gave me a USB recovery thumb drive she purchased from Acer after their technical support charged her to diagnose the issue because the computer would not boot. She thought they could fix themselves, so she bought the thumb drive.They could not get the USB eRecovery thumb drive to boot, so they called me. I went into the UEFI bios and set the boot sequence to boot from the USB HDD. The Memorex Mentor Media eRecovery thumb drive she purchased from Acer booted fine.After clicking on "OK" we see a blue screen for about 5-7 minutes. Then we see:Then we see this:Then we see this:And that's it. I work on a lot of computers so I made a bootable thumb drive formatted GPI+EFI, FAT32 to work with the Aspire's UEFI bios. The USB thumb drive has an Windows 8.1 ISO on it. I used my bootable thumb drive and booted back into the Aspire. Then using recovery console went in and looked at the disk properties of the flash drive (hard drive) of this tablet. Heres what I found.Note: Disk 0 has 4 partitions. The problem looks to be the formatting of the drive. Volume 0 the C drive is shown as RAW. Both the hidden drives show to be RAW. The thumb drive sold to these folks by Acer to reset this unit to factory settings, can't or won't create or properly read the partition data on the flash hard drive since it is RAW. The thumb drive can't install the needed files or interact with the... Read more

A:need help with SW5-012 - interesting problem

You may have to resort to a "raw to ntfs converter". Try googling those term for examples. Jack E/NJ

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I just reformatted a Compaq Presario to get rid of all the junk they put on it at the factory. The reformatting went well. I reinstalled XP home and it seems like a pretty good OS. I am win2k pro on five computers so it was with great hesitation that I took this job on, but I did not want that stuff on the hard drive. Then I did all the updates. Next was the antispyware installs. Last was the antivirus install. Then I put Office 2000. After all that, I then installed the wireless card. It got a screaming fast connection to my router - says 11 mbps! Well, I then rebooted and tried out the guest logon. Wanted to see what was available for a guest. I could not get on the net with the guest mode and using IE. So I fired up firefox (did I mention that I also installed firefox and mozilla). Firefox got right on the net. So I was trying to figure out how and all of a sudden the computer asks me if I want to use my router for the connection. I guess I was using the neighbors connection as I am encrypted. Once I enabled WEP, I was back on my router encrypted - so thought I would post the heads up. One thing I can say is that if a laptop has a built in wireless connection instead of the little card sticking out - that probably is much safer. The wireless card looks at risk to get broken stckin out there.

Anyways,the wizard is now telling me that two wireless networks are available and that the cable is unplugged. I am glad that I am encrypted...doc

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A:Interesting Problem

You have some interesting "situations" Doc. I have 2 laptops, one with built in and one with a "card". No antenna sticking up, but a card sticking out none the less. IMO, the wireless card is going the way of the Doh doh. (is that right??)

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I got a blue screen when booting up and it listed spooldr.sys as the problem. I used several antivirus type programs to try to clean out the computer but none of them worked. I can get to safe mode, but without interent.

I then copied the tcpip.sys file from i386 to windows/system32/drivers and I got the blue screen again but without the message about spooldr.sys.

I then copied the tcpip file from my laptop, from the windows directory, and then computer boots up but at the desktop it is acting weird. The desktop icons dont show up and control-alt-delete is disabled by the administrator. Also everything takes a really long time, like loading menus, didnt try opening any programs though.

Is there another tcpip file that I should use or does anyone have any info on this somewhat perplexing problem. Some of the AV programs removed certain things. Also I tried running sfc /scannow from safe mode and nothing happens.

A:Interesting XP Problem


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Win7, latest Firefox browser, and for the second time, I can't get to my favorite forum on the web. It appears to be the ONLY forum I can't get to, one where I have been a member in good standing for 11 years. Last time it happened was about 3 years ago. After several months it 'seemed' to fix itself, and I was back on the forum. Any ideas what's going on here? And yes, I am new here. Not a complete noob at computers, but no whiz either.
Forgot to say, I always get "connection was reset" page, no matter how I try to enter. I know the site is working fine for everyone else. I checked.

A:Interesting problem

Can you get there by using Anonymouse?
Can you get there after booting Windows up in Safe mode with networking?

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I recently signed up for a blogger acct. Since then i have a problem with this mysterious code showing up on other post i make on unrelated sites. Mostly while making comments on news article on azcentral.com and a local forum. I have no idea what it means. It shows up by itself after i click the post button. has anyone seen this. I did a yahoo search on the code and from the looks of the search there are others who have it as well. I cant make it go away

var fctb_tool=null; function FCTB_Init_e9a69a1bb9614a93bc248bed2f34d0fd(t) { fctb_tool=t; start(fctb_tool); }

Thanks in advance

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My brothers PC, witch has the following components

Intel Core 2 duo (cant remember the model name)
1 Gig RAM
ATI Radion X850 XT
Windows XP Home

has developed a strange problem.

One day after previously working with no problems, the ATI drivers said 'We can not find any ATI hardware in your computer'. Downloading and installing new drivers gave the same error. It is currently using the default windows VGA driver, and the display is still connected through the card so it is working.

I went to the device manager, and the graphics card was listed in 'others'. In 'msconfig' under the display tab, it says 'not specified' on anything related to the graphics card.

Nothing inside the PC has been moved and all is plugged in properly. As far as I can tell the graphics card has stopped telling windows what it is, but I don't know why.
When I get time I am going to put another graphics card in the PC (my very old Nvidia 6200 LE) to see if windows recognizes that one.

I just wanted to know if any of you had any suggestions as to why this is happening. I haven't seen this problem before.

I know this isn't the best description of the problem, but I have to go to work, I will Make it better with links to screen shots, and more details about his system after work. For now though any suggestions you have would be helpful. Thanks

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Alright, this is what happened:

Reformatted today because of spyware and such, and just the overall need to (installed OS a year ago). And also the inability to load Notepad correctly, it was like my computer was lagging, but it wasn't. =/ (Note: This happened after I installed HijackThis)

So I reformatted, and things were going fine until I started to install programs. I go to install Adaware, and it won't move from the "Preparing Wise Installation Wizard". Refused. Same with Rhapsody. Other programs didn't have this problem. But again, Notepad wouldn't open correctly.

So I repaired the installation, and installed WinXP again. Things went fine this time, and was able to install everything no problem.

I download NF, go to install it, and it won't do jack. It won't initialize, and it hangs. Won't even give me the "Preparing.. blah blah blah" window. So I go to open Notepad again, and WHAM, same issue as before.

I don't know what to do anymore, I'm at wits-end, and I've asked several people, and they don't know either.

and yah, I ran anti-virus and nothing came up.

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I'm not sure if this should go into the hard drive section at this point or not, but I'll start here.

I installed a software firewall (PC Tools Firewall Plus). After the install, it called for a reboot, so I obliged. Upon rebooting and logging onto my profile, I noticed things were running extremely slow--I assumed due to that firewall wanting access for everything.

After things didn't speed back up to normal, I uninstalled the software, which called for another restart. This time, however, my ~45 second power-to-login-screen bootup took well over 5 minutes.

Now, when I run a program, the system lags, but the programs open. I figured this would fix itself, so I went about my business. After a while, I decided to try another restart. Took about 5 minutes, again.

I'm not sure what's causing this, or if it would even be repairable at this point.

Any ideas? Thanks.

Oh, I forgot to mention. After the last reboot, I went to run firefox to come post here, but Windows told me it was corrupted and to run chkdsk. I haven't ran it yet, but even after a reinstall, firefox doesn't want to run.

A:Interesting problem.

Strange, after another reboot, firefox works fine.

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For some uknown reason my network has been renamed F***tard and I can't change it back. There seems to be some slow down with the internet and occasional problems connecting. I went ahead and created an HJ log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 10:51:05 PM, on 1/7/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://channels.aimtoday.com/search/aimtoolbar.jsp
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Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that Display the contents of System Folders' is checked. Windows XP's search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that Search system folders, Search hidden files and folders, and Search subfolders are checked.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore. Click Apply and then OK. Restart your computer. After we are finished with your log file and verified that it's clean, you may turn it back on and create a new restore point.

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I'm running a dell dimension 8250. I had to swap out the motherboard because a power surge fried the last one. (that may be relevant to the problem or not, I got the computer after the board was fried) I’ve done everything that dell's online tech support could come up with short of having to pay for a real person to try and help me. I have 2 Samsung 256MB 8 channel RDRAM sticks in dimm's 1 and 2 and the generic stock dell ram in 3 and 4, but it only reads the 512 from dimm's 1 and 2. If I switch dimm's 1 and 2 with 3 and 4 when I try to start the computer all I get is the memory error beep. If any of the dimm's are not filled, memory error beep. If I replace the 256's with more stock, memory error beep. 1 and 2 are interchangeable along with 3 and 4 but if you try to do any other combo, memory error beep. Referring to the diagram below, my computer will only start up while the center and right side prongs of the CLR CM jumper are connected
If you have any ideas at all post them because I’ve tried everything I can think of, or if you want more info ask for if.

A:Interesting ram problem

Might want to check part #'s as you cannot just mix and match RDRAM.
If any of the dimm's are not filled, memory error beep.Click to expand...

All slots must be filled with either crimm modules or memory modules when using RDRAM
CLR CM stands for clear cmos. It would only boot with the jumper on two of the three pins. The other outside and center will clear cmos. (reset to default)

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i cant understand this little problem, whether its virus/spyware related or something else. if i open a window in windows explorer and that window has videos in it, for some reason explorer freezes. if i press control-alt-del it shows as 'not responding'. huh? if i open that same window in VLC its all good. im attaching a HJT log in case its related to it. ive done the virus and spyware scans before doing the HJT of course.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:53:13 PM, on 2/2/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Evolve Developmental Coaching\HypnoTutor Audio\HypnoTutorScheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\sdhelp.exe
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I have the Windows 7 7100 build that worked fine for the first few months I had it, however, I live in South Africa and the humidity always causes a heat problem for my PC (Hench the air cooler I own).

About 2 months ago, my PC BSOD me and immediately shut down. I started it up and checked the BIOS to find that my PC was running a bit hot and I left it at that, but the BSOD happened evey once in a while after that.

Then the hard-drive fails started, where the system was not picking up a SATA device connected to the mother board. After a bit of tweaking with the wires I managed to get it reading again.

Then Windows 7 would not boot, so I loaded the Win 7 disc and attempted a system repair which discovered a boot file was missing. Which Windows happily replaced. But the problem was persistent, and eventually my windows disc wasn't even discoverring the problem.

Long story short, my PC ONLY boots into Safe Mode regardless of the setting I choose.

Can anyone help?

A:Here is an interesting problem I have

While In safe mode back up any critical data and try to reinstall....
It sounds like your mobo over heated....
Nasty thing to happen....

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I'm having a weird issue with the wireless connection at my local University.

I get a network connection, DHCP works, DNS works (can ping url's/public IPs), but at intermittent intervals, I get a situation where I open a web page, and I get a white screen. Firefox reports "done" at the bottom, and the UrL is displayed at the top. No content, however. This is intermittent however, and it begins to work after about 10 min. It goes back to being broken shortly thereafter.

Take into account:

-This only happens at the University.
-It is a new problem. I have been using the Wifi for years without problems.
-Using Firefox, but problem is also with IE.

The steps I have taken to diagnose:

-Repairing connection doesn't work.
-Flushing/Registering DNS doesn't work.
-Nothing in event viewer that shows problems.
-Turned off security (SB teatimer, Avast, WinFirewall).

Is there anything else I can try apart from going to the admin around here (huge campus, that could take weeks)?

Thanks in advance.

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Recently I installed an SSD (OCZ VERTEX II 80 gB) in my Medio Akoya Notebook. I installed W7 Ultimate x64, made some tweaks like disable defrag en index en search. Everything worked fine. I installed some programs en everything still worked fine. Suddenly this problem came up.

Every time I startup my computer, work on it, install programs, create files, etc... and in the end shut it down, after starting it up again the computer is in the same state as before all those changes.

However when i do all these things and restart it (without shutting it down) the changes are still there. When I then shut it down again the changes are all gone again.

It looks like every time the computer starts up, it uses the latest restore point.

I'm desperate and after trying allmost every option i don't know what to do anymore.

I can't make any system changes because when I shut down my computer and start it up again, it's in the state I left it before.

Medion Akoya
T2330 1.6 gHz
4 Gb


A:Interesting problem

Sounds like you may have enabled the hidden(may not even exist) steady state feature.

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Allright, here is the deal.

I just recieved a Dell(base) computer running XP Home. I'm not a fan of XP but the comp was free and very good so I'm learning to deal with it.

Somewhere along the line I did something damaging to the computer (No idea what) and now it will not allow me to view the device manager or hardware wiz. I can see the DM window but no devices appear on screen. The System Info tool says I may be missing Windows Management files needed to collect system info. That is my only lead so far. I'm attempting to restore the system to an earlier point but it keeps locking right towards the end of the process. I fear I may have screwed up pretty badly.

The other issue is that the XP computer is not hooked up to the internet so I am using my 98 comp to file this report and download needed programs which I will then burn and transfer.

Problem Highlights:
1) Cannot view Device Manager
2) Cannot add hardware
3) System Restore is not working

It would amazing if these issues could be fixed as I cannot reformat and reinstall XP because I never recieved a disk, just the computer. Many thanks in advance

A:Interesting Problem, Need Help!

in the run box type
sfc /scsnnow
and press enter

found this post
got this fix from microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support

1. In My Computer, click the Tools menu -> Folder Options.
2. On the View tab, make sure to check the option "Hide extensions for
known file types".
3. Click OK.
4. Click the Start menu -> Run. Type "%windir%\inf" (Without quotation
marks) in the Open field. Click OK.
5. Locate and select the file "sr.inf". Right-click it and then click

worked great system restore is back on if anybody else has the same problem try it
thats for the help

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Anyone have any idea why users on a DSL line cannot connect via OWA to their mailbox? Thanks.

A:Interesting Problem with OWA

Are you running SSL on the web server? Do they even get to the logon page.

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Hey guys. Merry christmas

So I got this MyBook Essential back in august. And just last night it fell over, splitting in two. I went down to best buy and the warranty was voided since it cannot open. So I opened the thing up and there was the internal hard drive in there (obviously) and I take it out, thinking i can put this inside my PC and it will work fine.
So, I plug it in my PC, it loads up, reads smoothly, la la la. I copy some stuff on there, and everything works fine. All of a sudden, I reboot and the hard drive doesn't read. At all. The BIOS, instead of saying IDE Hard Drive: WD5000AJB (The model) it says IDE Hard Drive: and stays at that, for about 5 minutes. After that, it says Primary hard disk error. I've tried everything from everywhere so far to fix this. I need the data on there it's a 500GB hard disk with about 250GB irreplaceable, and the other 150 hard to find. I'm not about to pay 1250$ to have it professionally recovered. Hell, I would even pry the thing open myself instead of that. I was just wondering if anyone had this problem and knows how to help me.
Ive tried EVERY IDE cable i have and power cord into the hard drive, still no luck. I'm guessing the PCB board of the card must be messed up
Anyways, here are my specs

2GB US Modular ColdFusion DDR2 PC6400 Dual Channel
GeForce 8600GT PNY PCI-e
AMD 64 x2 4400+
MSI K9N4 SLI-F motherboard
Tested OS: Vista Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x86, XP Pro x64, XP Pro x86
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A:This is quite an interesting problem..

Did you add the hard replacing the primary one? Or you added it as a slave?

*edit: please learn to be more concise with the quote feature*

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Your favorite person here with another question!

The question is; How come when I am connected to my neighbors WIFI (1 bar signal, 11mbps connection speed) it will randomly drop and not allow me to load anything until it picks back up? It usually only does this when I play Xbox Live Games or download things.

Its unsecured WIFI, and the router is WRT54GS, and solutions I can do on my end to fix this?

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hello favorite person

the lower the signal, the more likely your computer will lose connection

You can try to set up a wireless repeater in your house. Maybe its antennas will be better, and boost the signal.

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Hey there everyone. So here is my problem. I bought a new blank hard drive. I installed windows but when I did, I wasn't paying attention and accidentally installed a 32 bit version on my 64 bit system. However it works fine. The real problem is I want to completely wipe the hard drive to a blank state again and install windows 7 64 bit like it originally came with but even when I try DBAN and I type autonuke, it goes to a black screen and stays there. I need to upgrade my system to 64 bit. The reason being is I created a system recovery disc from my windows 7 64bit that was there before, but because the 32 bit is on there it won't recognize my cd.

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Hi all,
I have a 40gig second HD that I have partitioned into a 12gig and 25.26gig sections (both extended partitoins) with Acronis Disk Director Suite. There is a 7.382gig unallocated part at the very beginning. This is all acording to Acronis. Which adds up to more than the drive should hold. So something is obviously very wrong here. I don't get any errors with the drive when I run Scandisk. However Norton Disk Doctor (2000 version) says that there is a extended patition is invalid and has invalid parmaters and offers to fix it. My bet it is that it will hose all the data if I do that. I can access everything currently and no other errors occur with the drive.

I have backups so if something does happen I won't loose anything (I just recently set up this drive). I have never ran into this before. Any idea what is going on? I have ran tests using WD's tools and everything says the drive is fine. Suggestions on a course of action?


P.S. When I was setting up the paritions Acronis wouldn't let me use the 7gig at the beginning. It started with the 7gig unallocated and I couldn't adjust it.

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Hello, this is my first post here, so hopefully I wont be assaulted like a noob or what have you.

Anyway, Recently (I believe about 10-15 days ago) I opened up my NES emulator to do some nostalgiac gaming, nothing I hadn't done before. However a few minutes after I started the game, I noticed a very significant performance drop. Figuring it was AVG doing it's usual thing I Alt+Tab and am proven wrong. So I A+T back to the game and it's fine, I shrug it off and keep playing. However, after awhile it happend again... I A+T out and then back in again... problem solved... but again a few minutes later... slowdown. The drops slowly get closer and closer to the point of unbearable frustration...

Thinking it was just this game, I discarded it as nothing and did other things. However, of the course of the past 2 weeks or so I've noticed that it does this exact problem in every single game, despite any and all visual settings. I've scanned for viruses, spyware, etc. Nothing, I've opened up task manager, and shut down everything but explorer.exe and a small selection of system tasks. (Nothing wich is sucking much performance in the first place) Still no fix. I've noticed however, and I don't know about you, but this is a very unusual problem to me, it only affects video games... nothing else slows down, video files and such. No problem whatsoever.

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A:Interesting problem... please help...

Closed: double post

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I'm currently sitting at my computer, my headphones plugged into the jack, and i can hear a girl listening to radio and typing on her computer. It was faint, but after i turned the volume to max, i can tell its definitely coming from the computer. I've never encountered such a thing before and i had no idea where to post it. I've checked all my open programs to see if they'res anything playing out of there, but theres nothing. I'm scared of closing the browser cause I'll lose it. She's singing along with the radio, its kinda cute and creepy at the same time

Well then, does anyone know whats going on here?

A:An Interesting Problem

Try unplugging wires from your PC one at a time... ethernet, sounds cables (Not headphones obviously) and just go down it till the sound stops.

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Just had a customer call me and tell me that her keyboard is not typing the letters that she hits--ie. she types letter f and it prints out number 6. This was just one of the examples she gave me. I have never seen this problem before and was wondering if anyone else had?????? Any ideas????

A:Interesting problem?

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