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Q: The File exists, or does it...

Hello everyone,

So here goes the story. I had a couple of school files I needed to put into a CD-R. I inserted the CD-R into the drive and attempted to burn these files onto the CD.

I didn't know that the CD-R already had files on it. The School files were finished burning but when I opened up the CD I could only see the previous files that were on there.

The previous files that were on the CD before the school files were just random video clips, all in the avi. format. Now half of the files on the CD are still fine, they play normally on Windows Media Player. The other half of the files didn't seem to work.

I believed it was a common CD recovery issue so I attempted to recover the lost files, little did I know the files weren't even real avi. files. Here is the part that confuses me. The files that are not playable that come out to say "File Format not supported" do take up space. Some take up 1.6 mb, some take up 700 kb. It confuses me because the files take up space and claim to files yet they do not play.

When I tried using programs to fix the files it said the files were not even true avi. files. They still take up space though. As I looked farther into this problem I came to realize that the hex of the corrupted files seem to be quite different then the actual files that do work.
The good ones had "RIFF LIST or something like that" but the bad ones just had aslasga5s4f6asf15a1f... you know what I mean.

I attempted to fix this by replacing some of the hex codes but then the file comes out to say The specified module cannot be found, which means the file is just screwed up.

I would like to ask if there is any way I can fix these corrupted files. Thanks.

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Preferred Solution: The File exists, or does it...

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Running XP SP3 Professional
Dell E1705

Periodically I get this message when I try to close MS Outlook: "The file Normal already exists. Do you want to replace the existing file?"
Then when I try to close it, Word opens, and it goes through a series of other steps I have to do to close Word. Otherwise, Word and
Outlook function properly.

The problem will start happening consistently for awhile, then go away. It has been happening for a couple of years at least. I have had
maybe three malware attacks during that time that I have successfully remedied using the help from this site. The most recent was a
Trojan or file that was named "Win32/Winwebsec". And, after following the procedures on this site I was able to clear that and have had
no other problems. Then a few days ago I started noticing this issue again.

Any help will be appreciated.

A:The file Normal already exists. Do you want to replace the existing file?

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-hel...A001151452.aspxI would probably assume that Office/Word is corrupt...and uninstall/reinstall Office/Word.Louis

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I'm having a really strange problem and am wondering if anyone has encountered this. I tried to save a file and got an error on saving it, so I quit the program. The file appears as if it was never saved and doesn't show up in directory listing (GUI or cmd.exe).

However, if I try to rename any other file to that filename, it says "Cannot rename file, because file exists" and appends a number to the end. I cannot remove the number. This happens both in the GUI and cmd.exe as well.

So, basically cmd.exe del says the file does not exist, but ren says a duplicate file name exists....

Tried restarting as well.

I have no idea how to delete that "ghost" of a file so I can actually use the filename. I checked folder options and it's not a hidden file or anything like that - it just (doesn't) exist, but it does?

A:Cannot Rename File Because File (Doesn't) Exists

open disk management ..if you don't know how to find it, just right click on "computer" from the start menu and select manage, then scroll down to disk management to open it.
right click on the partition where you tried to save the file.. or C:\ if you don't have extra partitions or more than one HDD
select properties and click on the "tools" tab
click "check now" under error checking, and on the next pop up, check 'automatically fix file system errors' and press start.. select yes when asked if you would like to schedule for the next restart, then restart your computer and let the disk check run.
If that doesn't work there are other options

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I have a exe file in the Folder call FChart 4.0.1. I would like to write the batch script to check if FChart.exe exists in the FChart 4.0.1 folder then copy it to specified folder. NOTE: the issue is that I would like to have it generic therefore I want to avoid 4.0.1 and only look for FChart folder and then file inside. I've written script but it doesnt work and its not generating any error as well

IF EXIST "VMFChart *\VMFChart.exe" XCOPY "VMFChart *\*" "%vmpath%" /E /F /G /H

Thanks in Advance

A:IF Exists in Batch File

Is the file name FChart.exe or VMFChart.exe? The text says FChart.exe, the command says VMFChart.exe. Same with the folder name.

Easiest way is to try to switch to the FChart* folder. If that succeeds, you then check for the file and copy it.
If FChart 4.0.1 is a folder under the Program Files folder, this should work:

@Echo Off
PushD %ProgramFiles%
PushD FChart* 2>Nul
If Errorlevel 1 Goto _NotFound
If Exist FChart.exe XCOPY "FChart.exe" "%vmpath%" /E /F /G /H
Goto _Copied
Echo FChartXXX folder not found in %CD%
Goto :EOF
Echo FChart.exe copied to %vmpath%
Note that if you have different versions (FChart 4.0.1 and FChart 4.0.2), it will switch to the the first one as listed in a Dir command that is sorted by name. Names with numbers aren't always listed in the same order as in Windows Explorer.



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Hi, hope someone can help! I scanned a load of photos onto my friends computer (mac) and saved them on my memory stick, now i can't open them on my own computer (not a mac) keep getting a message saying "file exists but may be damaged" any ideas?????

A:File Exists But May Be Damaged


What OS are you using? If it is windows, go to control panel, select folder options and tell it to diplay extentions for file types.

What format are the pictures you are trying to view?

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I have these pictures on my computer that I just cannot open. I am not exactly sure why they would be damaged. The only thing I can remember doing is copying these files to a CD. I cannot locate the CD to get better copies or anything. Is there a way to restore them??


A:File Exists but may be damaged

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I have a problem opening picture files. I had my computer cleaned up and they put everything into a back up file. Since this occurred I cannot open my previous picture files. It reads File exists but may be damaged. Can you help me figure this out, since the Computer store can't help. I am not sure if I also have to change the file format as the computor can't read the format. I have some exremely important pictures on there and I hope I have not lost them for good.

A:File exists but may be damaged?

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I keep getting this error when I try to close my Picturetrail Editor.

How can I put the file back in the directory so I don't get this message again? Thanks!

A:File exists but not in directory

No psychic's here. What error?? Machine Specs and the version of Vista your running would also be helpful.

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I was given a new computer, I'm a novice!
When I put it on all I get after the Windows 98 screen is Windows Registry or System INI file - device file - no longer exists - then - uninstalling the associated application using its uninstall or setup program

Can anyone help?

A:device file no longer exists

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I was transferring videos from a memory stick pro duo when I touched the card as it was attached to my card reader. It disconnected from the computer. I reconnected it and was asked if I wanted to recover the files and it worked however the files ended up as .chk files. So I do no know how to recover those files. I would like to know how to recover those files. I also would like to know how to be able to open the MP_ROOT file. This file was damaged during the process of the loss of the files. It no longer looks like the folder it looked like before.

A:MP_ROOT file exists but cannot be opened

Try RecuCHKFiles utility from http://www.decasitodo.com/Progafi/programas/default.asp?f=4

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I have this below .vbs script code that I use to delete two files from an FTP site. Sometimes one or both of the below files (LTRDOWN01 and CABCALLS.txt) doesn't exist, so that when the vbs code is executed an error occurs. How can I modify the code so that each Remove statement is executed *only* if the file exists?
thanks in advance,

' VBS Script Generated by CuteFTP (TM) macro recorder.
' Generated, then edited: 02/07/07 by dgr.

' Create TEConnection object
Set MySite = CreateObject("CuteFTPPro.TEConnection")

' Initialize remote server host name, protocol, port, etc.
MySite.Host = ""
MySite.Protocol = "FTP"
MySite.Port = 21
MySite.Retries = 34
MySite.Delay = 7
MySite.MaxConnections = 4
MySite.TransferType = "ASCII"
MySite.DataChannel = "DEFAULT"
MySite.AutoRename = "OFF"
' WARNING!!! SENSITIVE DATA: user name and password.
MySite.Login = "****"
MySite.Password = "***"
MySite.SocksInfo = ""
MySite.ProxyInfo = ""
' Connect to remote server
MySite.RemoteRemove "/u/sting/tapefiles/LTRDOWN01"
MySite.RemoteRemove "/u/sting/tapefiles/CABCALLS.txt"

A:.vbs script: FTP attempt to delete a file *only* if it already exists

Do you always want to "try" and delete these files even if they don't exist?
you could do this -

On error resume next
MySite.RemoteRemove "/u/sting/tapefiles/LTRDOWN01"
MySite.RemoteRemove "/u/sting/tapefiles/CABCALLS.txt"
On Error Goto 0

THe on error resume next disables the script stopping then the on error goto 0 makes it so it no longer will bypass stopping on an error.

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Hi guys,

I can't active my PC. For some reason when I run SLUI.exe (with the 3 parameter as well) it give the Cannot Create File error. I have looked around the internet and found topics saying to run chkdsk as well as sfc /scannow. But it doesn't work. For this reason, I cannot active my Windows and I think due to this I can't use the accounts created in this PC. (Only the administrator works 100%)

What should I do to fix this? A clean install is not an option because all my Sata ports (Other than the one that I am using for HDD) are dead and I have no proper DVD ROM. Is there a way to do this without the physical repair disk or should I get an ISO and just run that?

A:SLUI.exe - Cannot Create a file that already exists (800700B7)

What command did you run?
What accounts can't you use...post errors

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HiHoping someone can give me some guidance. I have had problems with Vista Home Premium SP1 crashing regularly - at least 3 times per day. Yesterday I decided to install SP2 - what a mistake. After taking hours it got stuck at Stage 3 - 75%. After following some instructions from other posts I managed to get it to starting reversing the changes - this however after hours and hours would never complete. Anyway I am now using the Windows disc system restore and this will not restore because of the following error:"Cannot create a file that already exists (0x800700B7)" I have been gradually moving to earlier restore points with no luck.Is there anyway to delete this file? or other steps I can take.Of course i'm worried that I will lose all my data - system has told me it needs to reinstall. I bought the external HDD yesterday arvo with the intention of backing first and then doing a reinstall haven't been able to do the back up as I cannot access the files - is there a way to do this?I can do basic things on my pc but when it comes to command prompts etc I need help so please be patient with me.ThanksCathy

A:System Restore won't complete - file already exists

Well the gods must have smiled upon me because after numerous reboots last night I was able to get into Windows and do a complete back up.

Sad news is pc now will not get past first screen of start up and F8 does nothing.

What next?


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I have a DOS batch file that moves files from one directory and sorts them into separate folders alphabetically. The problem is existing files get replaced. I know I can add the -y switch to be prompted but there's too many prompts. Does anyone know how I can skip if file exists automatically? I don't see that option anywhere in dos move command. Was wondering if I can use the "IF" variable somehow. Like IF exists skip or no replace etc. Can't find answer anywhere on web. TIA any help. Here is an excerpt from my batch file:

move a*.* D:\!TLF\a
move b*.* D:\!TLF\b
move c*.* D:\!TLF\c
move d*.* D:\!TLF\d
move e*.* D:\!TLF\e
move f*.* D:\!TLF\f
move g*.* D:\!TLF\g

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Hello.. I use search and fast-search (in the start menu) to fast-execute programs that I don't need to add shortcuts for...
but strangely some programs that I have installed and exist and working don't show up in the results.............

A:Windows search malfunctioning (can't find file that exists)

How long ago did you install the program? It takes windows a little while to add things to the index. Also not everything is indexing by default, however I recommend indexing your entire disk! It takes a while to do but makes search SOOO much more powerful.

click start
tick the disk you wish to index
wait a while

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I am running vista home. I keep getting a windows error message "the file exists". when I open quickbooks 2009 premier. Can't get rid of it. Any help

A:Quickbook pro 2009, windows error, file exists

hbh said:

I am running vista home. I keep getting a windows error message "the file exists". when I open quickbooks 2009 premier. Can't get rid of it. Any helpClick to expand...

if you have already tried to uninstall it from the control panel

You can try Killbox

Its free; http://www.scanwith.com/download/Pocket_KillBox.htm

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I've encountered a bit of a hassle. I tend to save a lot of pictures, and it's getting to the point where everytime I find a new picture to save, I already have another picture with the same name. Then, of course, I need to rename or replace it. This is getting annoying because half the time I rename it, only to find out that the new name is also taken.

Is there a way to make it so windows automatically adds a number or something to the file name, so I don't have to go through the trouble of finding an available name?

A:Auto add numeric prefix/suffix to file name if same name already exists?

Come on, I can't believe that there seems to be no info on this. I have been searching everywhere for a good chunk of the day. (yeah, no life)

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I am trying to automate a way to remove a pinned item from the start menu when the source file no longer exists.
I have found heaps of information about .lnk files or using the file verbs but as pinned icons don't work the same as simply deleting a .lnk file and the file verbs wont work as the source file no longer exists I am stuck for ideas.

Zac Avramides

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we have a Lotus Notes database where we embed Excel files into a Lotus Notes Document.

Some of our users are reporting an issue where they get the message :
"Object request has not completed because the file already exists" and the users cannot open the file.

This only occures if the user tries to open the Excel sheets from his Local Lous Notes replica. When the user works from the server the file can be openend without any problems.

Does anybody know what this could be?


Atomic Wedgie

A:Lotus Notes: Object request has not completed because the file already exists

Hiya and welcome

I've moved this to Business Applications for more response

Are you still having this problem? If so, which version of Lotus Notes are you using? If you're not sure, open Lotus Notes, and click on Help | About.

Also, which version of Excel file are you embedding?

I've found this, if its outlining what you see:

Object Request Errors Occur When Opening OLE Object


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My husband downloaded what he thought was good software from an unknown website the other day and started to get virus alerts from our ZoneAlarm firewall.  We immediately did a Malwarebytes Malware quick and full scan but it didn't find anything which surprised me.  We decided to turn off the computer while we ate dinner and then look into it more with another malware/virus scan afterwards.  After the computer was restarted, we could no longer access the Internet if the ZoneAlarm firewall and antivirus was turned on.  The network troubleshooter kept pointing to a router/gateway problem but another computer had no problems accessing the internet wireless similar to the infected computer.  The infected computer also started getting security action center message that Windows Security Center service could not turn on.  To rule out the possibility that the Zonealarm firewall was corrupted, we uninstalled the firewall making sure it was cleanly gone and re-installed it.  We still had the internet access issue problem whether we were accessing it via the wireless or Ethernet connection.  A few seconds after we would stop the ZoneAlarm firewall the network connections would start having internet connection access.  We decided to get a new free firewall and antivirus software to we could continue to resolve the issue but have security protection.  We installed Comodo Internet Security and have no problems access the internet.
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A:Firewalls Corrupted and Unknown Virus Exists After Downloading a File

Hi Wanda, Welocme to the forum. Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.Note: You need to run the version compatibale with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply. 

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Norton detected a Trojan threat earlier, I followed the guidelines from the "this topic" link and then generated a HJT log. I also notice with Security Task Manager, certain processes appear and disappear periodically, i.e., lsass.exe, smss.exe, crsrr.exe and lots of other *.exe files. In "services", the start-up type of RCP is greyed-out that I don't have a choice to disable the service at start-up.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:07:06 PM, on 05/03/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5296.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
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A:Download.trojan Threat - Cannot Delete B779v12[1].dll Because File No Longer Exists

Hello whyMeNow? and welcome to the BC HijackThis forum. I do not see any signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.A couple of comments:- if the file b779v12[1].dll does not exist why would it need to be deleted?- I do not believe that you can stop the RCP service with CheckPoint VPN client installed. CheckPoint would be able to verify that.- I do not know how STM reports the services running. Seeing a service come and go might just be the way STM handles the services. Try taking a look at the standard windows Task Manager and see if the services come and go along with what STM is showing. If not, then that's simply how STM is reporting the information.Additional information for non- operating system software can be obtained in the All other Applications forum. Someone theremight be able to better answer those questions.Cheers.OT

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Quite often I receive a PDF file by email (e.g. a monthly bill) that I want to save with similar PDF files (e.g. former bills of the same company) in the same folder.

To avoid to write the complete file name, in the "save as..." menu I click on a former file with similar name (e.g. phone_bill_2013_January), then adapt the name (e.g. phone_bill_2013_February).

When I click "save", windows vista says "files already exists" although I modified the name.

I saw on www.vistax64.com that this problem was already discussed:

and it seems that this bug was already fixed.

How can I fix it on my computer?

Thank you very much for help.

A:Get "file already exists" on trying to save a new file (after rename)

Hello Abramo, and welcome to Vista Forums.

The issue is that it uses the original name when comparing files in the save to location. It doesn't actually get renamed until it's saved.

You should be able to use the "Copy, but keep both" option like below for this work. Worse case, you'll have to rename it again if it does keep the new name after being copied.

Hope this helps,

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I'm working with a piece of software with a proprietary data export generator.
The problem I ran up against is that whenever I tried to save the file to the desktop at a customer site, it generated the title message, even when there was no file of that name. I tried creating an empty file with the name seeing if it would overwrite that, but no go. I rebooted, I reinstalled the application, finally I tried writing to a different location and that worked.
In Windows (XP Pro SP3 to be specific), how does a dll determine that a file exists and needs to be overwritten? Where do I start looking to resolve this should it happen again? Support at the provider has no idea. I can't go to the programmer: the only hope is that there is something I can check in Windows itself.
Thank you.

A:"Overwrite file?" when no file exists?

"how does a dll determine that a file exists and needs to be overwritten?"

The file doesn't determine it, Windows does.
You say that no such file exists to be overwritten, but it may be a hidden file.
In which case, only by configuring Windows to "show hidden files" will you see it.

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Hi, a couple of days ago, I switched on my PC (Acer desktop, Vista) and it would not start up windows. It suggested normal start or start up repair (automatic fix). I opted for normal start – which failed – and then start up repair, which also failed.

I think that is where I got the error - cannot create a file when that file already exists (0x80070087). I was then given various ‘advanced options’

1. start up repair - automatically fix problems that are preventing windows from starting. (which I had already tried)
2. system restore - restore windows to earlier point and time
3. windows complete pc restore -
4. windows memory diagnostic tool -
5. command prompt

I opted for number 2 and on the third attempt (going back in time) the system successfully restarted. It said my data had not been changed, only fix done on drive ‘C’. I noticed that it had also said once system restore started, can’t be undone as system in ‘limited diagnostic state’.

I used the PC for a time and then switched off.

Next morning, I turned on the PC and got the same error, Windows would not start.

I went through the same procedure as above and successfully booted the PC from an ‘earlier point’; in fact it was the point when I restarted the previous night.

Can you advise? Is the PC still in ‘limited diagnostic state’? If so, what can I do? I have left PC running for last 48 hours as unsure about result if I power off. Thanks.


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A:Windows not starting "cannot create a file that already exists"


I had problem starting Windows. Did restore to earlier point. Worked OK, powered off. Had same start-up problem again. I again restored (to different earlier point) and PC working OK. PC has been left runing since then - 48 hours.

My question is, can I now safely power off? And if not, what can I do to avoid Windows not starting again?

Full details in this thread. Many thanks as about to leave for a few days and don't really want to leave PC running.



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Is there an easy way in VB to get the date of a file?
I found this but don't understand it.
Returns the date and time that the specified file or folder was created. Read-only.


The object is always a File or Folder object.


The following code illustrates the use of the DateCreated property with a file:

Sub ShowFileInfo(filespec)
Dim fs, f, s
Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set f = fs.GetFile(filespec)
s = "Created: " & f.DateCreated
MsgBox s
End Sub
I just have a simple text file named "Inventory.txt"
Can anyone tell me what to do?


A:VB if "file" exists & it's date

What's that saying about talking to yourself AND answering?
Got that object.DateCreated working.

Now, I want to be able to get the attention of the
person at the computer. When I use MsgBox, if they
are in Excel and have the screen covered, they don't
see it. Anyone know a way to interrupt?

I've got the date thing resolved. I'll start a new thread for my "notify user" question.

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Does C:\Users\UpdatusUser\AppData\LocalLow even exist in the current version of Windows 10?

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Running Windows XP, Service Pack 3.

Trouble started three weeks with Live Care crashing system. Finally got everything running last night after a two day battle to install IE7. However, in the process User Accounts were damaged.

After reinstalling Windows XP and all software except IE7, everything worked fine. Had three accounts: Admin, and two limited accounts. pw protected. After IE install and lots of talk with MS tech support, only Admin appears on log in screen. Tried to create the two accounts since all data existed in C:/documents and settings, but error message is that account already exists. Created two new accounts with new names, transferred data, all is ok.

However, I would like to return to the old account names, so I changed login procedures to require typing in Account Name, which worked for the "lost accounts" so the profiles and data must be OK.

Is there any way to restore these original account names??


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when i try to open nero i get a screen message saying
need windows WNASP132.LL
and the software will not open to do my CD BURNING

A:no driver exists

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I have a Dell Inspiron B120 laptop, and the motherboard CPU socket says that it is socket 479, not 478, mPGA. (The motherboard itself is the "Intel Celeron M 360". I'm hoping that dell didn't make a motherboard that only worked with the processor it came with to lock you in, but I wouldn't be surprised. I was trying to upgrade my laptop, and found places to buy things like ram and hard drives, but for the life of me, couldn't find another CPU in existence that used that socket. Anyone know of anything? Thanks,

A:Is there another processor that exists?

I heard a lot of dell hardware is proprietary, but I'm not sure.

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Caught the MS Antivirus on 25.08.2008.

Today I ran the instructions published 21.08.2008 by "Grinler".

I am stuck with MSA.exe file which causes that the MS Antivirus pops up again when I restart.

What to do?????????


A:Ms Antivirus - Msa.exe Still Exists

Hello would you post the scan log please. If neede I've included the tool's instructions.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".Click OK to close the message box and continue with... Read more

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On Tuesday, March 9th very late in the night, I accepted to Upgrade My Microsoft since I kept on receiving those messages and it asked me for a time and date and I therefore chose it.

Well the very next Morning today, my Labtop has been giving me the following problems so far..

The mouse/cursor NOW has a BLUE CIRCLE which keeps going round and round and this HORRIBLE thing has prevented me from moving around my computer and navigating.

NOT only that, but the cursor/mouse keeps FREEZING constantly.

i am NOT computer saavy at all and getting HELP these days is virtually Impossible.

The Microsoft Upgrades caused this problem and I was totally against Upgrading.

if anybody on this website can HELP me fix this problem, I would more than greatly appreciate it.

MOD EDIT: Removed personal information

thank you very much.

sincerely yours,

Howard Paul Shore
Angry and Upset Microsoft User


Welcome to TSG.

Please note that I have edited your thread to remove your name, email address, WhatsApp, Facebook, and phone number from your thread.

You should never post your personal details in any open forum on the internet unless you want to be a victim of identity theft, spam, or robo calls. That information is also not required for assistance and all support must stay in these forums, there is no support to be provided by any other means.

If you are unhappy with Windows 10 then you are able to roll back to Windows 7 or 8 as described in these instructions from Microsoft: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows-10/going-back-to-windows-7-or-windows-81

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I keep having this message pop up:
Windows System Error- A duplicate name exists on the network.

How can I get rid of this annoyance?
I only have one computer. Have had it 4 months. This just started happening about 2 weeks ago.
HP a730n computer with Windows XP Home Edition

A:A duplicate name exists.

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i am working on a visual basic project and i have the following problem. i use a textbox were users enter their email address. i want to check whether the @ symbol exists in the textbox.
how can this be done?

A:check whether the @ exists

ever heard of Google?
Try "visual basic check for valid email"

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Hey guys

Ive just tried to create a new user account on my PC to match the existing user name on my laptop in a hope i can improve conectivity. - dont ask.

Anyway i go into user accounts and tell it to create a user account with the name "staff"
An error comes up and tells me it already exist yet i cant find any trace of it.

A little hlp please.


A:User name already exists. It does?

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Hi, My network adapter is named Local area connection 6 for unknown reasons

I tried renaming it to Local area connection 1-5, but all were failed
I tried hidden driver remover but still no use.
Here is a screenshot of network drivers in device manager.

Any help please? thanks in advance!

A:A connection with a name you specified already exists!

Never mind, I used Registry Editor to Delete all the other spammy connections.

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I found a really good deal on a wireless g router, but I use Vonage and the router doesn't have any phone jacks on it. I was wondering if there's a piece of hardware that would plug into one of the free LAN jacks on the wireless router and convert it to a phone jack or two?

A:Can someone tell me if such a product exists?

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hey.. i have tried all sorts of anti - (everything) also used FixVundo, VirtumundoBeGone, VundoFix and combofix. The virus still exists and traces can still be found. I ran these softwares in safe mode without internet connection, and the problem still exists. My computer is behaving better than before, however major problems exists and the virus is still in there..

Any help to remove this would help.

Thankx in advance,


ill attach the logs from combofix, and VurtumundoBeGone herein respectively. The others didnt detect anything!!!

A:Virtumonde still exists on my PC

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed. Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread. Also please explain your problem as fully as possible. Each little detail will help in getting your system cleaned up and functional again.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scans:Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mba... Read more

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I'm using Excel 2007 on XP. The problem I'm having revolves around an OLAP cube pivot table. The table is a P&L. The code segment below is looped through 300+ times, once for each division (a filter on the pivot table).

I'm trying to check if, for a selected division, a pivot item exists. If it exists, I want to expand the drilled down detail. If not, I want to ignore it and proceed to the next segment of code.

The code executes well for 313 of the 322 divisions. Then it trips and throws, "Run-time error '1004': Unable to get the PivotItems property of the PivotField class," on the first Set ptPF statement.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Dim ptPF As PivotItems
On Error Resume Next
Set ptPF = ActiveSheet.PivotTables("pvtSOO").PivotFields("[Category].[Category]").PivotItems("[Category].[All].[Enhanced Compensation]")
On Error GoTo 0
If ptPF Is Nothing Then
ActiveSheet.PivotTables("pvtSOO").PivotFields("[Category].[Category]"). _
PivotItems("[Category].[All].[Enhanced Compensation]").DrilledDown = True
End If
On Error Resume Next
Set ptPF = ActiveSheet.PivotTables("pvtSOO").PivotFields("[Category].[Category]").PivotItems("[Category].[All].[Errors, Bad Debts, & Settlements]")
On Error GoTo 0
If ptPF Is Nothing Then
ActiveSheet.... Read more

A:Check if pivotitem exists

The following code worked, although it is not ideal nor the most efficient solution. If anyone knows of an alternative better solution, please post.

On Error GoTo -1
ActiveSheet.PivotTables("pvtSOO").PivotFields("[Category].[Category]"). _
PivotItems("[Category].[All].[Enhanced Compensation]").DrilledDown = True
On Error GoTo -1
ActiveSheet.PivotTables("pvtSOO").PivotFields("[Category].[Category]"). _
PivotItems("[Category].[All].[Errors, Bad Debts, & Settlements]").DrilledDown = True

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Hello, 1. Tow years ago my laptop came with windows 8 and i made an upgrade to windows 10 afew months ago.2.yesterday it didn't boot into windows .I did a CHKDSK/f using recovery manager and found 176 sectors destroyed.3.I tried to recover and i was almost to finish, but in the midle of the prossess the power cut off and since then i cant find the recovery manager meaning there is no way to get into it.The only thing i can do when i press the power button is F2 (harware diagnostics).F11 doen't work.Is there a way to download from another computer ,the recovery manager  tool and make it bootable to a USB stickso i can fix the computer whith out loss of my data?Thank you in advance. 

A:Recovery manager does not exists

pavlos123 wrote:Hello, 1. Tow years ago my laptop came with windows 8 and i made an upgrade to windows 10 afew months ago.2.yesterday it didn't boot into windows .I did a CHKDSK/f using recovery manager and found 176 sectors destroyed.3.I tried to recover and i was almost to finish, but in the midle of the prossess the power cut off and since then i cant find the recovery manager meaning there is no way to get into it.The only thing i can do when i press the power button is F2 (harware diagnostics).F11 doen't work.Is there a way to download from another computer ,the recovery manager  tool and make it bootable to a USB stickso i can fix the computer whith out loss of my data?Thank you in advance. No there is not much you can do there but backup your data if you can by going into safe mode F8 and copy much as you can off to a portable device. And then order the HP recovery disk from hp or computer surgeon to reset back to factory install to get it working. I don't recall Win8 machine came with a HP recovery partition but you had to order the disk from HP or 3rd party-I could be wrong but that how I remember it. You can't use another system recovery because it is tied to that system COA and doing so would invalidate their COA something they wouldn't be happy to find out. You must use and get the Recovery disk matching your Serial number to restore your system.

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I'm sorry if this is in the wrong place, but I could use some advice about this.

I'm not sure whether this is another one of these scams to get you to buy the product, or whether is has genuinely found a trojan.

There's supposedly a gert0.dll file in "C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Temp" folder, but when I go in there, it's no-where to be found - it's not a hidden file either.

"clear out the temp files directory" I hear you say. But how do you delete something that only seems to be found using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (which btw, it tells me it can't be removed without rebooting my PC; but when I do that - and even in Safe Mode - it still appears to be there)

I've tried running UnHack Me, MSE, Spybot S&D, SUPERAntispyware, Prevx and ThreatFire (plus I've used HijackThis), but none of them show anything.

So do I need to clean the cache of Malwarebytes or something (already used CCleaner but made no difference; what else would I use?), or could it possibly be a genuine threat?

The trojan's name is Trojan.Qhosts btw. I've just finished running Symantec Trojan.Qhosts Fix tool, and that hasn't found anything either.
On another note, I've got something called HNQLQ.SYS in my systems folder, but a Google search has found nothing on it at all.

A:A trojan that exists but does not? (gert0.dll)

If you restart your computer in Safe Mode and open your Temp folder, do you see a file named gert0.dll? If so, it's malware, and you should delete it.

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New to forum

I was trying to add an HP 1200SE printer manually by way of linksys printer server(no Win 7 updated drivers).

After configuring it, it didn't work so I attempted to redo entries. I now get a message "port already exists" after I deleted the previous install.

How do I delete the already in use port so I can start over?

Windows 7 64 bit on just acquired Z570 Lenovo laptop.

Thanks for the help

A:Printer port already exists

You could always try avoiding the print server and turning on UPnP in your router, as long as your firewall is nice and tight, and printing that way direct through the workstation hosting the printer... although you may need to embed fonts in documents to get them to print correctly...

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I have been refered to this section by one of the trojan removal team.

I currently have a "duplicate name exists error" on startup (just prior to logging in).

I have attached a pic of the error message in hope that someone can shed some light on it.

The system I am using runs xp professional.

Many Thanks in advance


A:Duplicate name exists error

The computer you are trying to boot has the same computer name as another computer on your network. Unplug the Ethernet cable to this computer and start the computer up and log in. Right click My Computer/Properties/Computer Name/Change and change the name of the computer to something different then the other one. Restart the computer with the Ethernet cable plugged in.

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Hello! I have a medium sized network with several different OS's residing on it. Everyday a few of the computer will error with "A duplicate name exists on the network:" A quick Google search shows the same answer EVERYWHERE on the internet. So I changed the names of a few of the computers too something I knew was unique. Still though the problem persists/ it afters the two XP bases computers the most, but my main workstations (windows 7 sp1) has had this error a few times, although it appears to have left for a while. I have a feenas server but Active directory is not turned on. My router is a e4200. I was using DHCP server on there (and would very much still like to) although I have turning it off, rebooted both the router and the computers but to no avail... Thanks!

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So I got this cell phone that I want to try to connect with my supposedly Bluetooh-enabled laptop. Originally I attempted this after I had upgraded to Internet Explorer 7.0, but that was rife with problems, so I downgraded back to 6. Now if I open up My Computer and double-click on My Bluetooth Places, the "hour glass" sits there for a bit as if it is actually doing something; then, it reverts back to the arrow cursor and the laptop acts as if I never asked it to do something.

I am wondering if the Bluetooth capability of my laptop is gone; I think it must be software/driver related.

Ideas? Is there a way to reinstall the drivers that were there with XP (home)?


A:Bluetooth Doesn't Exists!?

There are some issues on BT with IE7 which will be fixed shortly. Did you turn of your firewall??

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I'm wondering if there is a simplified user interfaced program that will search the Internet for a specific .dll file. I have an extensive list in my Favorites, and Google does a decent job, but I was curious if such a program exists.

If anybody knows of such a program, it would be very much appreciated.
Speaking of which, there is this one that will back up your .dll files-

RXDLL Backup and Restore

How many times have you clicked on a shortcut only to get an error message that says such and such DLL is missing, and the only way you could get the program to work was uninstall and reinstall the software? That problem doesn't exist with RZDLLBackup. Once RZDLLBackup is installed, run the program and RZDLLBackup will scan your system for all existing (latest copy) DLL´s. The next time you receive an ERROR message saying the program won't run, open RZDLLBackup (leave the error message open), fill in the path name (from the error message) and the name of the missing DLL and RZDLLBackup will restore the missing DLL.Click to expand...

A:.DLL Program Finder (Does this exists?)

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IE no longer exists in my programs file.  I tried to download IE but message says cannot install because I already have a more current version.  I have IE file folders in which there are a few files, .ins, text, .xml.  No others.  The
.ins files allows me to "extract".  When attempting to do so, Windows does not recognize the .ins file type, which seems odd as I understand .ins is a windows extension.  It will not allow me to open and when following the links to locate
a program that will open it, I get 3rd party web sites wanting me to run THEIR registry fixing program.  HELP!  I am running Win 7.  Thank you.

A:IE no longer exists on my computer

See my response to Robert Dyer-- above.  Any other thoughts on the issue.

I don't think you have responded to this question:
Is Internet Explorer (or possibly Internet Explorer 11) listed in...

Programs and Features | Turn Windows features on or off

But if what you see there is  Internet Explorer 11  and it is unchecked it would explain all your symptoms.  Unchecking that option is designed to hide  iexplore.exe  and its shortcuts.
However, it is actually a GUI implementation of a DISM command and some other browsers apparently exploit that and perhaps somehow even hide the option in Windows Features.
So in case you don't even see the option to check in that list here is a way to get started at looking at the DISM side of it.
The easiest way is to start an Administrator: Windows PowerShell and there enter:
PS C:\windows\system32> Get-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online | where {$_.FeatureName -match "Internet"}

Just paste and enter the bold stuff.  The directory level doesn't matter.  I'm leaving that in the example as another reminder to be sure that you are using a PowerShell window which is
elevated.  If you like you can get into one simply by entering  powershell.exe  in an
elevated cmd window (aka Administrator Command Prompt).
Robert Aldwinckle

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