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Q: laptop dilemma

Hi,
I've been trying to learn to upgrade a laptop, so I got my fathers old laptop. He says if I can fix it, he'd like to use it to get online. Anyway, the thing is my brother in law called himself fixing it and messed it up. somehow, it won't boot from any drive except for C drive. I doesn't acknowledge the floppy drive, and the CDrom, it acknowledges, but won't boot from it. I've been trying to get to the BIOS screen but when it comes on, it goes straight to windoze, even when I push pause. Oh it'll stop, but it will just stop until I let it go on to windoze. The laptop is an old Toshiba Satellite 205cd with 100mhz on it and 24mb of memory. I figured I could bump up the ram some and change out the drive but... I think the guy did something to the BIOS or.... well, if anyone can help, I'm all ears. Thanx! The triforce is with you.

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Preferred Solution: laptop dilemma

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Alright guys, here's the details: The laptop keeps shutting down and our cafe server keeps crashing. The owners stated that they have found a trojan on the system, but attempts to scan using Avast! end up in the former problem arising.

The owners prefer to use Avast! over any other AVPs, but I am willing to run alternative AVs to get rid of the problem.

HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:39:36 PM, on 6/29/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
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Okay, this is a big headache but I am determined to find a solution so hopefully you can help me out.

I want to install Windows 2000 on a Fujitsu laptop that does not have a CD-Rom and no floppy.

I have been trying to install it on another laptop and swap hard drives but failed. If I install it on the other laptop on as a NTFS partition and then put the HD in the Fujitsu it will not boot at all....just a blinking cursor. If I install it on a FAT partition I get the error message "Ntldr is Missing".

What can I do? How can I get a working Windows 2000 onto this lonely Fujitsu?

many thanks!
 

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Hello...

asus g53jw laptop, fairly heavy duty laptop (8gb ram, i7, gtx 460m etc) until about 2-3 years ago, still works fine mostly until a few days ago, out of warranty now obviously.
The built-in keyboard packed in about a year ago, due to me tinkering about cleaning gpu fan and i damaged the keyboard interface on motherboard, anyway got a work around solution by using wireless usb keyboard.

so, until a few days ago all was fine, but now internal hard drive seems to have boot issues and i think i can replace it easily enough, however the logitech usb wireless keyboard does not let me get into bios to reinstall windows on new hard drive. i also tried a sharkoon skiller wired usb keyboard, but that does not work at start with del/f10 either.
Anybody know of a keyboard solution that may work?
So, any suggestions welcome.

Thanks
 

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I am trying to connect mine and my buddies computers together using a crossover wire. However, my network connection says it is connected but does not send or recieve any packets. My buddies seems well enough. I have tried many things, including repairing connection, but when i attempt to it say: "Windows could not finish repairing this problem because the following action cannot be completed: TCP/IP is not enabled for this connection." I have spent maining hours in agonising frustration and would appreciate any input on my situation!
 

A:tcp/ip dilemma

How did you setup the two machines IP addresses? If you let Windows do it, try this.

Setup the machine as follows:

PC1:
IP Address: 192.168.0.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

PC2:
IP Address: 192.168.0.3
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

Leave the other settings blank. See if that allows you to connect.
 

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I am searching for the good configured notebook. I found these notbooks in my budget.
Dell Inspiron 6400
Dell Inspiron 9400
HP Pavilion
Sony VAIO Notebook

Help me out from the dilemma by your suggestions.
 

A:Help me out from the dilemma

A tip on buying a laptop,Buy what you want now and what you might want for hardware later.Becayuse a laptop is not easily upgraded and has strict guidlines as to what you can and can't do. So if your looking to buy a laptop for gaming or video editing or just making letters and such for trips.make sure you buy a laptop that can do that now and suit your needs for the next couple years.
 

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This is my dilemma:

A computer at work is running IE7, XP Pro, SP3. Recently Last week, IE began loading with no toolbar (file, edit, view, history, bookmarks, tools or help), therefore 'right-clicking' on the toolbar and selecting 'tools' is not an option.

Also, I cannot 'right-click' to access any functions associated with that, nor can I use any DOS commands such as Ctrl+C or Ctrl+V to copy or paste. And all drop down boxes are gone. Clicking on hyper links will not load any page in another window.

I have tried writing registry values as found in various forums, deleting other values, changing the binary code to 1 in D-Word entries to make sure that the toolbar menu is active...tried Alt, Alt+Spacebar, Alt+T, or any other combination of keys, and none of them work. PLEASE do not suggest F11 either, as we all know this just hides the address bar and then restores it.

I have tried booting into safe mode, and ran scans as well, and no infections were found.

Sadly, the workstation is equipped with an enterprise version of Nortons, which found nothing either. I have also ran both Malwarebytes and Spyware Doctor to no avail.

I tried utilizing Kelly's Korner toolbar fix exe. and this did not work.

Right-clicking ANYWHERE on the top bar, only gives me the pop-up box which has 'restore', 'maximize', 'minimize', or 'close' as options to choose from.

The 'tools' button is NOT hidden, nor is it at the bottom of the screen in the lower right corner. I cannot drag any of the t... Read more

A:IE7 Dilemma

Hello,For Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer, this behavior is caused by one or more corrupted values in the Windows Registry. I would not recommend messing with the Registry unless there is no other way to fix it.To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in this wizard.Fix This Problem.Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.~Zane

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Q: Dilemma

Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/393442/windows-xp-freezes-at-mupsys-in-safe-modeno-administrator-passowrd/ - Hamluis.
 
Hello Everybody
An old XP PC we were using as a Minecraft server was having a printer driver installed when Windows unexpectedly rebooted. Since then it has been stuck in a boot loop. We get as far as the Windows startup screen then it reboots. In safe mode it hangs at the Mup.sys stage.
We have a Windows XP disc which we always used to use to get back to factory settings and I'm pretty sure we used it on this one when we acquired it but it tries ( I think!) to boot from CD but ends up booting from HD. It would not boot into Puppy Linux from CD so I did a Puppy boot from memory stick.
This worked up to editting the registry as described above but Windows is still stuck in the reboot loop.
I should say that I did ntfxfix on Windows partition 1 in Puppy as advised here: http://www.winhelp.us/recover-files-using-puppy-linux-page-2.html. On first reboot it did do chkdsk before the rebooting loop started again.
What else could I try?
thanks
Les

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I am quite happy to do a clean Windows install if there is something in Windows I can edit with Puppy to force this. Nothing on PC I need but so far I cannot get Windows CD to run (or Puppy on Cd, that hung up as well hence memory stick used)

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hey, i have found these two ram sets, ?3 apart, and the only difference i see is the ram timings, and i cannot for the likes of me choose which one?
which one should i go for?
Dom

A:RAM Dilemma

The first one with better timings - for only 3 squid extra, it's an easy choice

Basically they are exactly the same RAM modules, except the CL7's are 'better binned' (higher individual quality) than their CL9 counterparts. Modules that can't tolerate tighter timings / voltages are sold as the 'slower' sets.

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Hi, everybody. Please excuse my lack of knowledge on the subject I am asking about. As far as I know, you are not able to set up WPA encryption on your laptop in a wifi hotspot(unless of course the owner tells you the router's MAC address and passphrase). However, I was wondering what exactly the WPA does. I read that it supposedly encrypts all the so-called "data" that you send out(specifically for web browsing, downloading, etc.), and makes anyone trying to connect to your computer(and therefore your network) need to input the correct passphrase. If this is the case, isn't there some sort of software that could also encrypt your outbound data in the same way on a hotspot, but without actually setting up an encrypted network between your computer and a router(or access point)? I am guessing that if there is, then it would probably only encrypt outbound "data", and not protect you from people trying to access your computer. I have read about VPNs, TOR, etc., but as far as I can understand, these only try to mask your IP/identity. They also say that they "tunnel data," but doesn't all web traffic have to make "hops" anyway? So how would they "tunnel data," unless that company had a physical line running straight from your computer to their server? I welcome any number of responses on this subject, and I would appreciate any help anyone can offer. Thank you very much!
 

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I currently have a 1gb usb key for my university work but all has gone wrong

Yesterday i saved 3 major essays to it, and as i went to back them up at home the usb key doesnt work any more

Plugged it in and it would not even light up, after hours of trying it finally gave in and was found by my pc

But now it is saying there is only 8mb on the actual key? None of my previous files are there and its asking me to format

What do i do? And will i be able to rescue my files without spending a fortune on a data recovery service if they can do anything at all.

I need the pieces quickly and so am desperately seeking help

Thanks
 

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i had a problem with my win 7
i had used win xp for a long time and win 7 came out. i bought it and install it in partition win xp(c drive) and it worked.
after a while when i restart and the system is corrupted
i can run win 7 in the boost so i decide to run win 7 again and i install win 7 in another partition but now i can not format win xp in another partition(d dirve) and it take most of volume.
how can i format win xp in D drive
please help me out

regard

A:W7 and XP dilemma

Please post back a screenshot of your Disk Management drive map with listings: Type Disk Management in Start button Search box, maximize window, use Snipping Tool in Start Menu to capture the map and listings, attach file using paper clip in reply box.

Please tell us which partition has the working Win7, and where you would like to put XP.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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So a couple of years ago I bought this all in one pc.
Now it is just sitting in my desk accumulating dust.

I was about to sell it but I suddenly had a thought.

"Is it possible to upgrade this pc?"

Anyone?

Thank You Guys Very Much In Advance!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3330S CPU @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6075 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7450A Graphics, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 1843 GB (1158 GB Free); D: 17 GB (2 GB Free);
Motherboard:
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled
 

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I purchase a laptop from Dell. I asked specifically for windows 7. I got the laptop and it had windows 8 installed already. i view the windows 8 thru ten to be nothing more than a glorified case of Vista. I need to remove the windows 8 from my laptop. people have told me I have to go to Dell and get windows 7 drivers. I have a original equipment disc for windows 7 I contacted Dell and they are not ready to send me windows drivers. can you offer me some assistance I don't like or understand windows8
my email is email removed
best regards Carl Stewart

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Carl I have removed your email you will just get spammed by bots otherwise.

You can get drivers from the dell website you just put in your service tag number and it will show you the drivers available.

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Hi guys just wondering if there's someone out there who can actually clear up this problem once and for all !

I bought a Coolermaster 460W extreme power plus PSU from ebuyer. They have sent me the PSU and a EU type cable to plug into my UK wall !

On the PSU it has no switches to select voltage, but it does have a sticker on saying "AC INPUT 230V ONLY"

Am I right, therefore, in presuming that if I took a UK cable and used that with the PSU it would not blow up my house and/or my newly built rig ?!

Help appreciated !
 

A:EU / UK PSU dilemma

I assume and remember knowing that UK wall sockets give 230 V AC power? Therefore yes, it will work with a UK cable and will not break anything. Or then get an adapter instead of a new cable.
 

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I have a customer of mine who is an aged farmer who lives out in the sticks.
The problem I'm having is that he lives in an area that has no broadband and no mobile internet access.
He recently purchased a new PC from me as he has to log his livestocks passports for travel purposes to and from the market. This has now moved to an on-line process hence the reason for him purchasing a PC.
So he has no choice but to use dial-up (which also disables his use of the only phone line he has)
The thing is windows updates are causing his internet connection to time out as the files are so large and this also causes his mail to seize up.
He uses MSE for security, and MS office for a simple excel spread sheet that needs to be updated and emailed. And he has to log on once a day to the internet to check a few things on his livestock sales etc.
Is there any way to disable windows updates for office and windows but allow MSE to update automatically or does he have to update MSE manually each day ? (remember the poor bugger struggles to turn the PC on and for the first month I was there daily to fill in the 10 or so lines into the spread sheet and mail them, but he seems to have got the hang of it now)
I don't mind bringing his PC to my office to do monthly windows/office updates, but I would prefer for his anti-virus to be daily updated automatically as 3 other Farmers in the same area have been infected recently via email so I just wanted to keep the costs down of me going out to ... Read more

A:Bit of a dilemma with MSE

G'day Nick,

I wonder if this might work?

Turn OFF ALL updates, but setup MSE as shown in the image below - setup a schedule scan each morning, and also check the option to run an update of the spyware definitions.

My understanding is that MSE will still update its defintions, as it runs separately from Windows Update.

Regards,
Golden

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Recently, my PC got infected with some sort of malware and now I can't run any programs on it. This is not helped by the fact that there is a hidden administrator account with a password I can't crack (2nd hand computer).

So now I am trying to reinstall windows xp sp3 on it. However, the installation CD that comes with it won't boot. I've changed boot order in BIOS and I press F8 to boot but then a black screen comes up with <C:\>.
I've tried locating the setup.exe on the CD but it says 'invalid command'.

So is there a way for me to create a bootable windows XP CD for that computer w/o needing to run any programs on it? I can run cmd though.

A:Bit of a dilemma here...

Well, thanks for your help all. I've decided to format using Linux instead. Who wants bloody windows on their computer anyway

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ok i dunno if this is the right place to post it (cuz i havent been here in a long long while)

well i acquired a ati radeon HD 4850 alightly used for a few months pretty much brand new. i poped it in and it came up a long beep then 3 short beeps, i checked the internet it a video card issue so i did the reseat,i did the driver install, i did the bios/cmos clear,i did the pci-e rail swap and reseat.

ive been hammering the internet off and on cant find anything of help. as my specs read ive got a M2N SLI DELUXE mobo, 4 gb of quad channel ram (2 pairs paired up) amd x2 6000+, and win 7 ultimate 64 bit

i canot try to put the vid card in another pc yet cuz the other pc im afraid of might be under powered and that pc isnt listed in the specs

any info or ideas is welcome i thought id ask here since no one seems to be having this issue
 

A:In a dilemma

can you give us the specs on your PSU
 

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Guys,just days ago I purchased all the components needed to make a gaming rig.Well,most of the components[except my PSU] have been delivered.As I was talking to the guy who is going to assemble my CPU,he gave me a suggestion to use my old HDD with the new one,as it would give me and my family more space to put in new stuff in the new HDD.Well,I liked the idea and told him we would go through with it,but then,many questions popped in my mind as soon as I had finished my conversation with him.Well,first let me give you the specs:-
1)OLD HDD:-Western Digital Caviar Green-WD10EZRX-00D8PB0[ASIN number,I guess] and here is the link http://www.amazon.in/WD-Caviar-Desktop-Internal-WD10EZRX/dp/B00769WETS. Reason,I provided you guys the ASIN number is because when I saw the price of this HDD now,it is 12K bucks....I don't believe I paid that much amount in 2011-12,so check the ASIN number that i got in my devices list in the control panel.
NEW HDD:-Toshiba 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD.Link:-http://www.amazon.in/Toshiba-Internal-Hard-Drive-DT01ACA100/dp/B00A0KXK7U?_encoding=UTF8&keywords=1tb%20hdd%20toshiba&linkCode=sl1&linkId=b476891eb75940ea155299da093c4c89&qid=1481107684&ref_=as_li_ss_tl&ref_=sr_1_3&sr=8-3&tag=curse0d-21.
Now,here are my queries:-
1)I am intending to install win 10 pro 64 bit version[in my new HDD],will it somehow clash with the win7 OS in my harddisk.
2)I just do not have applications installed in the C drive,but also in other drives.Eve... Read more

A:Dilemma of using old HDD in new rig..

3)As the drive is like 3-4 years old[already reached its expectancy],would it be wise to have all the data stored in it?Click to expand...

Any data you want to keep, you make backups. If this is the ONLY copy of said data, you should expect to lose it at some point. ALL drives fail; it is only a question of when the drive failes.
4)As the old HDD is of Western Digital caviar series and the new one is of Toshiba,will they clash with each other?Click to expand...

No.
Here is what I would do;
1 First and foremost, make at least two copies of whatever data you want to keep. Do this on separate media; ie two external drives, two flash drives, NAS, whatever.
2 Build the system and install just your new drive. Do the windows install, updates, drivers, etc, etc.
3 Once completely finished with the windows install, shutdown and install the old drive. Windows will assign the next available drive letter to your old drive ie E, F, whatever.
4 As for access to your old disk, you can edit permissions to make it unavailable to some users.

Your link to your drive on amazon does not work.
 

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Hi guys i'm look at ram Kingston DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Cas Latency 2 or OCZ DDR2-800 (PC2-6400 ) Platinum Revision which is cas 4 i think ? is cas 2 better for gaming?
 

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I will tell you now, I'm tv/vcr/dvd handicapped. I can fix and build any computer but when it comes to connecting the above hardware to my capture card, I'm totally lost.

My setup: I have a Hauppauge WinTV-PVR 150 capture card. I also have a combo vcr/dvd standalone player (to capture vhs to computer), I also am on Satellite, with a modern tv, one that has the connections I need to do this, but though I've searched and searched, I can find no photos, instructions or anything else related to how to hook this all up so it will still function as a tv/vcr/dvd player, and use it capture my vhs home movies. One person said I needed a splitter. So, I bought a four way splitter, and the back of the package says to not connect the splitter from the satellite box, but after the coaxial is connected to that. Please help this lost person. I've had this setup for two weeks and still don't have the components I have connected to my capture card.
 

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Ok. Please continue.

A:My Dilemma

Hello, and to the Malware Removal forum! My online alias is Blade Zephon, or Blade for short, and I will be assisting you with your malware issues!If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Before we begin cleaning your machine, I'd like to lay out some guidelines for us to follow while we are working together.I will be assisting you with your malware issues. This may or may not resolve other problems you are having with your computer. If you are still having problems after your machine has been determined clean, I will be glad to direct you to the proper forum for assistance.Even if things appear better, that does not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions until I give you the all clean. Absence of symptoms does not mean that all the malware has been removed. If a piece of the infection is left, it can regenerate and reinfect your machine. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding ... Read more

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it's best to describe this in steps:
1. I at first installed VISTA
2. I didn:t like it so I re-partitioned my HD
3. I then formatted my HD
4. Tried to install win 98.
5. I got to the part of installation when the computer restarts
6. then got the following error messages:
remove 1 or more memory-resident programs or remove unnecessary utilities from Autoexec.bat or config.sys file
7. I don't have an autoexec.bat file and only a one-liner in my config.sys file.
I'm in a dilemma!~
 

A:in a dilemma!

It actually has too much memory and cannot cope.
Try this suggestion!
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;NL;q184447
 

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Being accursed with a best buy gift card of ~$75, I chose to peruse their selection of CD/DVD RW, since my desktop lacks one. Unfortunately, their variety is meager; a HP 1260i and a LG GH24 are the only internals among the plethora of externals. Both have similar price, ratings, and + & - CD/DVD compatibility, which most are superfluous to my needs. The LG, however, has lightscribe, which is superfluous as well. I haven't had enough experience with either company's hardware to winnow the choice to a singularity, so hopefully you guys might know. On the other hand, should I look elsewhere if both prove to be inferior? Thanks for your consideration.
 

A:Internal CD/DVD RW dilemma

Good, but loaded question. I'll try to address some points.

I've never seen or heard of any DVD burner having any problems reading/writing cds. So if that was of any concern I'd dismiss that.

Not sure if HP builds their own or if they rebrand others (likely rebrand, but I don't know), but LG drives IMO are pretty decent (I actually had one die, but I've known several other people that swear by them). HP pretty much started or was a frontrunner on Lightscribe though, and I think if you plan on doing any of that having an HP drive might be better. I recently saw a video review of an older Lightscribe drive (one I have) and apparently, at least for CDs, the media you lightscribe onto makes a big difference in the quality.

$75, if either of those drives (I didn't check BB) are close to using up your gift card, maybe you should spend the money on bluray disks or something. You can buy a cheap burner from Newegg for less than $30 that will work great. Maybe spend the gift card on the lightscribe capable disks which are expensive everywhere.
 

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I am getting a new PC. The 64 bit OEM version of Home Premium is only $10 more, and I will have the hardware to run it.
However, there are many that warn against the 64 bit version, and the last thing I would want is to find out that some hardware does not work, or that there are problems with our home network. I am also worried about not being able to run 16 bit programs and bits and pieces without proper signatures. Apparently the 64 bit version rejects these.

The best alternative would be to buy the 64 bit version, but install and run it as 32 bit untill such time when I progressively replace hardware, the other PC's etc.

Is this possible? I have heard that it can be run as 32 bits, but is this across the system, or is it on application by application basis.

A:Vista dilemma

Hi Josef,

Welcome to Vista Forums.

16 bit programs are not supported at all in Vista. You can run 32 bit and 64 bit programs at the same time in the 64 bit version of Vista, but you must have 64 bit driver versions for all of your devices. 32 bit drivers will not work in the 64 bit Vista.

For more information on the 64 bit Vista, you might give this a read. It's pretty interesting.

64-bit: More than just the RAM

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Iam looking to buy a laptop for smooth video editing and moderate gaming purposes, i am confused between different processors and their utilities.
What should be the appropriate specifications regarding software and processing. I am not that into the display, i just need smooth running and processing of heavy programmes and files. I dont care abt the wt. But it should not heat up.
 

A:Processor Dilemma

Starboy said:


What should be the appropriate specifications regarding software and processing.Click to expand...

Most entry level laptops is perfect for that. Provided it's just basic everyday normal processing. If your talking about some specific software, like CAD or 3D CAD.....then that's some pretty intensive software that requires some pretty stout hardware.

Starboy said:


I dont care abt the wt.Click to expand...

What does that mean?

Starboy said:


But it should not heat up.Click to expand...

All laptops will heat up....some more than others. That's because of the proximity of all the hardware enclosed into a confined space. Other then adding some external cooling pads...that can't be helped.

Most importantly.....what's your budget?
 

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My system is Windows XP with SP2.

When I right click on my desktop, then click "NEW", I can create a new
folder, Wordpad, Rich Text or Text documents and I can open several
programs. A photo editing program I use nearly every day is not on
the list, yet a similar program I seldom use is on the list.

On my old 98 system, all the Works 4.5 documents were on the list;
database, spreadsheet, etc. I want those on the XP list, but Customer
Service says it is not possible to add or delete anything from that
list. I have asked several different Cust. Serv. people and they all
say the same thing, but they can't tell me how those programs got
onto the list. Those two photo editing programs are ones I have added, so
they are not part of the Windows XP system that came pre-installed.
The logic (or non-logic) of it escapes me.

So the question is, can that menu (or whatever it is called) be edited?
BTW, what is it called?

Dick
 

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I've just formatted the hard disc on my old Dell Latitude D600 and re-installed Windows XP. All went well until I tried to set up an internest account and discovered my Network administrator driver had gone. I went to device manager, found that a number of other drivers had also disappeared, so went to Dell Support (on another PC) and downloaded all the drivers indicated for my service tag.

I went back to the Latitude and tried to install the drivers through the device manager, but got the good old "Windows can't open this file" message. I've tried to install via DVD and also by copying the driver files to the Lat's C Drive via USB, all to no avail.

The files are called "click once application" files and, if I click on the original downloaded file (on the second PC) they open. I'm flummoxed--why would the files act differently and what do I need to do to install them in the Lat?

Thanks in advance
 

A:Driver Dilemma

i am a bit confused at what you are doing. so are you just copying the driver files from one computer and trying to put them on another or are you using acutal driver install disks?

if you are just copying them then it is most likely not working because you do not have all of the driver (due to the keys being made in the registry). your best bet is to download each on from the internet if you can. if they are dell drivers you should be able to get them from the dell website or failing that there other manifactures that made the parts you need drivers for. this way you will know you have up to date drivers that are not corrupted and should be openable by your computer

hope that helps
 

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I am helping a friend with her Netbook problem. The Netbook in question runs

Windows XP home edition (I don't know the SP)

It is a HP Mini 1033CL PC. It has no DVD or CD drive, and only has a USB drive. It has another slot but I don't know what cable thats for (not network or ethernet port)

This Netbook Logs off the SECOND you try to log on, and because it has no optical drive I cannot simply wipe it. I am at a loss for what my next step is, as
I cannot think of how to get past the Login, and there is no way to wipe it that I can think of using a USB.

I have tried booting in safe mode, safe mode w/cmd and safe mode w/networking.

I have tried checking the Hard Drive and Memory, and there are no alternate boot options, only the HDD option, which is no use to me because I cannot log in.

If anyone knows of any failsafe buttons to push while booting up to wipe the drive or anything of the sort, please let me know. I thought safe mode would for sure do the trick but I was wrong.

Any help is appreciated, this is ridiculously frustrating.

Thank you

Jacob Rauchwarter

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I realize an external optical drive would help, but I have no access to one at the moment. If needed I can buy one, it would be useful.

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Hi Folks

Haven't been here lately but I know there are a lot of smart people who might help me with a curious problem. I have Comcast "Blast" internet service and all last year my average download speed was 30MBs. Starting in January it went down to 10MBs on my "main" desktop and on a second desktop also connected to the router. Both IE & Firefox give the same results.

I have a second hard drive in my "main" computer and when I boot to it, I get the 30+ MBs download speed on IE & Firefox.

I have a wireless laptop which gets 35MBs on both Firefox and Chrome. The operating systems are Win 7 on the "main" computer & laptop and XP on the secondary desktop.

I've done scans with Malwarebytes and my Kaspersky Internet Security 2012. I've disabled ad-ons in the browsers for the slower speeds. Any ideas why I'm getting these results which just started after the first of the year? And why the same computer has different results based on which hard drive I boot?

Thanks for any input.
 

A:Speed Dilemma

Problem solved. The issue was caused by my adding RAM to my Dell XPS which can handle 24GB. I went from 15GB to 18GB but I didn't know Win 7 Home Premium could only handle 16GB while Win 7 Ultimate can actually handle 192GB of RAM. The fact I had too much RAM for Home Premium caused the slow speed while the Ultimate still showed a fast speed. I went back to just 16GB of RAM and all is well.

I just thought I'd report this in case anyone else has an issue which could be caused by too much RAM for the OS on a computer - who would have thunk [sic] that?
 

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I lost the Uninstall file for Mailwasher somehow. One suggestion was to install Mailwasher again hoping to overwrite the first copy and provide the Uninstall file. However, all that happened was that I ended up with two versions of Mailwasher !! And two mailwasher icons on the desktop.

Clicking on either simply brought up a box stating "Mailwasher is already running" Where they are running I have no idea, as I can't access them at all. I went into Control Panel to uninstall but this is not allowed till I stop Mailwasher running. As I can't find it I can't stop it so I can't uninstall it. Same if I try to delete the program from Program Files. It also won't delete in Ccleaner.

Any ideas as to how I might get this uninstalled?

A:Mailwasher - A Dilemma

may one ask which version of Windows is involved and also what problems you are having WITH mailwasher that make you wish to uninstall it?

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I use an 800mhz iMac with OS 10.3

My Dazzle Hollywood Bridge is connected to an Allegro DVD/VHS player that reads every format. When I first got the Allegro, the Bridge worked fine on both the DVD side and the VHS side and I could view and clip anything on iMovie. I haven't changed any settings (other than OS upgrades, including Panther), or wiring and now both the DVD and VHS has extreme static with large dark patches and the audio is nothing but screeching. I can barely make out the images. I've checked and double checked the wiring, rebooted several times, tried an S-Video cable and it's the same thing.

I've plugged a TV into the DVD/VHS player and it worked fine. Replaced the Firewire cable, and replaced the Audio/Video cable from the player to the Bridge with brand new wires.

Has anyone using the Hollywood Bridge had similiar problems? Does it sound like something fried inside the Bridge?
 

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On another lost-in-pawn machine on my bench now, I'm currently running SuperAntiSpyware (SAS) and - believe me, it's loaded with trash - but, while running, a RUNDLL window keeps popping up saying that it can't find cnbabe.dll. There shouldn't be a RUNDLL execute in XP, should there? If SAS doesn't find and fix this, do I just need to delete the rundll.exe file from wherever it is? Thanks!
rtg
 

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Hi,

I could really use some direction on this dilemma. So I am here to explain the situation and hopefully as in the past I will receive great assistance from this forum.

I am in an area where high speed is NOT available and I am currently using Bell dial up!! I will do whatever is necessary to have any association with BELL removed from my home. Bell has instituted a version of Hotmail called Bell Mail. This is attached to my ISP with my Bell email account. I also have Windows Live Mail that I use as my mail program. Both have the same email address. The reason I use the resident email is due to the fact that I belong to a number of committees and I need to retain the email correspondence in separate folders I have created.
I was told that I cannot transfer these folders from WLM to a web based email? I can however as of today create new folders in Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo etc. I really do not want to maintain two identical email platforms! As it is now with Bell Mail all of my mail first comes into Bell Mail and then when I sign on to WLM it downloads to that program. I am constantly maintaining the two platforms! I have no idea on how to cancel the Bell Mail account?

Bottom line here is that;

What mail program would best suit my needs, Web based or resident?

Is there a way to transfer my current folders and contacts from WLM to a web based email?

What dangers are to be considered in having all of the detail stored on a web based email in the event of a crash. I know I ... Read more

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I have had an unusual problem with my modem and can not seem to find an answer that will fix it. My OS is a P4 3.00GHz, 512 MB of RAM, 100+Gig HD, with SP2 installed, and running a MS Windows XP Professional. I think that is all the information you will need. On to the dilemma. My wall plug, (yes I am still on dial up because they have not run lines this far out as of yet) namely the phone line is the same one that I have used for the previous units. I have had no problems like this before. When I disconnect from the web, (Lucent Win Modem, which is now Agere Win Modem after the update) the modem re-opens a phone line. It does not dial out or anything, but it is the equivalent of leaving your phone off the hook. When it is plugged in, I have to unplug it in order to use the regular phone line, or in order to have an open line. I have no idea why it is re-opening a line. When I check my phone, it says in use, so apparently the modem is in the beginning phases of dialing up a number, but it never does. It simply leaves the phone line open so if I do not disconnect it, then everyone that calls in obviously will get a busy signal. Is there anyone out there that can explain this odd dilemma and how I might fix it, short of buying a new modem? I am hoping to keep my computer connected to the phone line, like I have in the past, without any problems. Any information will be truly appreciated, and thanks.
 

A:Modem Dilemma

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Every time I open firefox it automatically changes my screen colors on the control panel to 8-bit; i normally use 16 or 32 bit. it just started doing this recently, and this doesn't happen when i open up any other program, i.e. internet explorer, etc.. can you help me please?
 

A:Firefox dilemma

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OK, this one has been stumping me for months.....

I have two worksheets in a workbook. One is my worksheet which summarizes all info for all participants (the master list), the other has a few of the participants and a new field (eg column).

What I'd like to do is be able to add the field to my "master list" of all participants.

Seems easy right?

Well my master list contains over 6 thousand participants and I may want to add one or even a few new fields (or columns) for only 1 or 2 thousand of the 6 thousand.

I hope I am explaining what I am trying to do where someone can understand it.

What I've been doing is taking the unique identifier of the participants, arranging them in a column, tagging the duplicates then manually aligning the duplicate entries so that the new column was added to my "master file."
...literally takes DAYS depending on how many I have
To help me make my point, I've made a dummy workbook (saved as tab delimited text) with the two lists side by side. In the example, I want to add the column "yellow" to my master list (the longer one) for the correct participant. The unique identifier is "MR#"

Any thoughts???
Thanks in advance, I realize this isn't a very simple question.
 

A:Excel dilemma

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Some of my web pages refuse to open, and searching the Forums reveal that lots complain about this problem. I have Googled for information and also used HiJack this to check my registry entries and I notice that I have the following: C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE I know one of these is needed, but are both? If not, which is the villain? And, please, how do I get rid of it? I would so appreciate your help.My thanksReenaWindows XPI.E. 7All Microsoft updates installed.

A:That Windows.exe Dilemma!

Hello Reena,Both of those entries are fine, Explorer.EXE is the 'shell' of windows, the start menu and so on.IEXPLORE.EXE is Internet Explorer.

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Hi Guys,

Firstly I would like to apologise if this is a duplicate thread, but from what I have seen I have a kinda unique problem.

My company bought a couple of HP Pavillion dv6 1135ei notebooks preinstalled with Vista Home Premium. (Hewlett-Packard HP Pavillion dv6 Notebook PC, AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core QL-65 2.10 Ghz, 3.00 GB RAM 32 bit OS Service Pack 1) The problem is that there are some programs i need to run that will not work on Vista. (I have checked)

My first idea was to format the machine and install XP Professional. I created the Vista back-up discs, and proceeded to try install XP. Everytime the XP setup got about half way through, I would get a blue screen of death .

Tired and frustrated, I grabbed a copy of Linux Mint and formatted the PC with that but.... when I again inserted the XP Pro CD, our blue screen would reappear! So, back to square one again, and I ended up re-installing Vista Home Premium on the Notebook.

After much googling, I discovered that it might indeed be possible to dual boot, but unfortunately they only show how its done on Intel & nVidia chipsets, leaving this poor AMD in the dark. So in the end i have 145 Gb Vista Partition, a 10.6 Gb Recovery Partition and a 141 Gb Blank partition.
(When trying to install Xp on the empty partion, setup fails everytime, i do not even get to choose which parition xp should install to)

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Update. Im still stuck... Anything guys

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I need a new 56K dialup pci modem. Can anyone recommend a modem they've had a good experience with?
 

A:DialUp Dilemma

It's been 10 years since i used Dial up.Can you not afford or get
Cable or something better ?
Unless you want it only for Faxing.But stick with PCI,not External.
 

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I am in a strange situation with my Vista. I bought my HP computer with Vista Home Premium installed. We installed Vista Ultimate onto the laptop. Now my notebook is malfunctioning- would not turn on at time- and I will be sending it to HP for repairs. There is a high chance they will format my hard drive and install home premium on it.

I have made a complete backup of my computer on DVDs using the vista complete backup utility- and I hoped to use that to reinstall my old operating system etc once they send it back. As far as I found out recently, home premium does not have that recovery feature.

So what are my options? Will I be able to install the pc image from the dvds using home premium? I also had Office installed on it- and I can't afford to buy ultimate and office.

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Messages are telling me: last Chance to upgrade free to windows 10.  I'm clueless except that I have often been burned by updates.  And I've read that the changes in file and download info display are alarming to me.  So I need to know"
 
Will I lose multitudes of settings that keep me functioning now?
 
Can I actually restore Windows 7 intact and with my old settings, if I don't like 10?
 
Can I have Windows 7 still installed as an option I can turn on and off?
 
Is this the last day for "free", really?  Is it futile to avoid Windows 10?

A:Upgrade dilemma

"...Can I actually restore Windows 7 intact and with my old settings, if I don't like 10?..."
Before you do you update from Windows 7 to Windows 10, the only sure way to almost guarantee that a rollback from 10 to 7 succeeds:  Upon two trustworthy external media devices you have available, you make two full images each [**] of the following partitions: [Windows 7] System Reserved, OS [Windows 7 is normally on "C drive"], Data partition, and if there is one: factory restore.  I highly recommend using Macrium Reflect or something of that quality; do not use Windows Backup/Restore.  {**] And, I recommend not making "multable partition images on a single pass."

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Whenever I run an office program in my Administrator account, I recieve the error that that program is not installed for the current user, even though it is, because I installed it in that account. Plus, it loads nearly completely, then gives me the error. So I know it is installed, and it jst won't work.

However, in my brother's Limited XP account, it works just fine. Office will run normally, and that is that. He has never experiences the problem.

When I checked MS's website, they said to uninstall, and delete some files/folders/registry keys. I did, re-installed, and the same problem. I even went as far as to make my brother an Administrator and install it in his account. No luck. Yet, his account is still un-affected.

If anyone can help, I would greatly appreciate it. (I need these programs for school! )
Matt
 

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Hi,

I bought a Samsung series 5 notebook about 8 months ago, the other day the HDD failed and wont spin/not recognized at all.
I have the option of sending it in for warranty, but there is a lot of personal and sensitive information on the drive and I don't really want to send it in.
I have also just purchased a SSD as a replacement, and when searching on google, found that the product key for my OEM of windows 8 is stored in the BIOS.
I am just wondering where I can get an .iso of windows 8 x64 so I can use it to re-install my windows 8 OS on the new SSD?

As I said, I dont want to send my old HDD in.

Can anyone give me some recommendations please as I am in a bit of a state trying to work out how to get my 8 month old laptop running again

Thanks

A:major dilemma help please :\

They now store the Windows product key in the Bios so that if you are reinstalling the same version of Windows on a new HDD you don't need to type in the product key.
As for your old drive, if it doesn't spin, you cannot get it accessed by the computer and you cannot run any software tools to recover the data. Your only other option is to send it off to the very, very expensive Data Recovery Specialist. But it ain't cheap.

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Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 successfully blocked a malicious URL.
My concern is that within seconds IE9 crashed. Within 2 minutes I attempted a scan with Kaspersky and the scan was almost frozen. Scan was very, very slow. I aborted the scan.

A subsequent scan about 10 minutes later with Kasperksy and Malwarebytes was negative.

Any further steps to take to insure my system was not infected ? Seems to be normal since incident. I just felt the IE9 crash and slow scan were significant. Thanks !

A:Malicious URL Dilemma

Re-boot and re-run Malwarebytes in safe mode.

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Ok, my motherboard supports this

Asus.com said:

3 x DDR DIMM Sockets
Max. 3 GB unbuffered PC2100 / PC1600 non-ECC SDRAM Memory (PC3200 Max. to 2 banks only / PC2700 Max to 4 banks only)Click to expand...

( From: http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=13&l3=62&model=227&modelmenu=2 )

My question is what's better? 1.5gb running at PC2700 or 1gb running at PC3200?

( I only have 512mb sticks and I don't feel like spending the money to buy 2 1gb sticks )
 

A:Memory Dilemma

I'd think the 1.5GB would be better but the difference will likely be minimal either way. If you want to know for sure do some benchmarks with programs like PCMark and 3DMark and see what scores better.
 

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