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Moral Dilemma...Or Is It?

Q: Moral Dilemma...Or Is It?

Before going in to the actual topic at hand remove from your mind the likes of DX11 (I don't have any DX11-compatible games yet anyway). I'll be putting together a new rig sometime later this year (probably around Christmas time) and by then Southern Islands will be on the market, so I want to upgrade my aging 4870 for, get this, two 4870 X2's for the price of one 6950 (1GB). It sounds a bit backwards I'm aware as I can't think of a way to explain it...at least not the way it's making sense to me. In any case anyone know of any places other than online auctions where I could find X2's (preferably two, but one will suffice) for around or cheaper than I've found them?

Oh, the price of the auction I'm mulling over is $225. The single X2's are around $150-180. For the single cards it makes more sense as I can't think of a single card that's faster for the price.

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A: Moral Dilemma...Or Is It?

I'm not really impressed with the 6XXX series, but they do scale better than the 4XXX series..... That said if you get the 4870X2's they may or not work well with your games... resale value will be low and worse when the 7XXX's come out. Depending on your game(ie GTA4) you will not see much improvement due to CPU/hard drive bottleneck..... maybe instead a single 4870/4890/4870X2 with your existing 4870? At least till something new catches your eye

Have you considered the 5XXX series? Prices should fall soon....

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Many of us have noticed that, within the past two or three years, the most dangerous malicious software applications appear to have acquired almost supernatural abilities. I know I'm not the only one who has scanned my system, located a trojan horse or spyware program and followed safe-removal procedures to the letter, only to find that upon reboot the malware is not only still there but more destructive and aggressive than before. Removal and detection efforts can be so frustrating and time-consuming that it almost seems like a more productive approach simply to minimize the potential damage from malware, such as by not transacting any credit-card purchases over the Web, or phoning in sensitive information to be stored safely on the e-commerce provider's end. I've got friends who have given up completely on efforts to remove malware, as the malware seems more inclined to leave them alone if they leave it alone. For the most part they can just forget it's there. I even know a guy who frequently uses his PC to scan and "fix" other people's malware-infested PC's, even though his own system is clearly infected with a highly sophisticated backdoor trojan that he has given up on removing. Is that where we're all headed? Toward a future in which we help each other remove the easy stuff while we carry and spread the more complex malware like a bunch of digital Typhoid Marys?

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A:Malware Mary's Moral Dilemma

Can you link to any proof that there is any malware - In the wild - that can survive a partition reset and format? I have not run into one yet. The architecture of modern hard drives do indeed make it possible in theory, but afaik, the firmware and CE cylinders are pretty good at straining out any extraneous assembler code that attempts to write in the reserved areas. Bios attacks will probably become a future vector but I don't see any that can be easily transferred without physical access at the moment.

Lojack laptops will need to quit fooling them selves soon and the MPAA and RIAA will probably own enough politicians in the next decade to require exploitable code be included on all PC's BIOS, but I am not seeing it yet.

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I have a PS2 that I mostly use for my DVD player (aside from GTA). When I insert most DVDs, however, it makes me reset the parental password --resetting the level to whatever level is required to view the DVD. It must be set at pre-shcool, cause it always asks. I know the password, but I'd rather not have the thing turned on at all. Is there a way I can turn it off?
 

A:PS2 taking the moral high ground

When i had my PS2, i would always have that same issue.

Just set the password to all 0's so you can just hit 'x' repeatedly

Or, you could get an Xbox which wont bother you with all the password stuff, and will also be getting GTA in june
 

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Opinion A funny thing happened while I was reinstalling Windows 8 over Windows 10 yesterday morning. There in front of me, halfway through the installation process, were two full, clear pages of privacy toggles. Every toggle was set to not send private information to Microsoft, or anyone else.
In addition, Windows 8 created a local user account by default – and didn’t demand I maintain a constant, umbilical connection to Microsoft’s servers. Windows 8 was configured for maximum privacy. Now compare this to the indiscriminate data slurp that Microsoft calls Windows 10. It’s basically a clumsy, 3GB keylogger.
 

Don't shoot the messenger
 
Article

A:Microsoft vacates moral high ground for the data slurpers' cesspit

Parallel article glossing over the problems by Steven Vaughan-Nichols in ZDnet, here.

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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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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 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
 

A:Help with the usb dilemma

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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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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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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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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?
 

A:Ram dilemma

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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.
 

A:I've got a dilemma

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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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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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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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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

A:Dilemma

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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

A:my dilemma

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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Attempting to load XP on a brand new hard drive. I get a PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA blue screen. Says The Problem Seems To Be caused by the following file: setupdd.sys
This is a new XP Home CD
 

A:XP Setup Dilemma

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People,

How in the heck does one find the doggone servers available for various Newsgroups in Outlook Express, so that they can be added into the News (NNTP) server window in the internet connection wizard...to then check out the newsgroups available (on that server)?

Or...am I going about this the wrong way? I am assuming I use the *Internet Accounts* dialog, as opposed to the *Newsgroup Subscriptions* dialog...'cause I've never been able to figure out how to search for newsgroup servers in the latter.

There are quite a few useful newsgroups from Usenet, for example...which I'd like to post to conveniently from my e-mail utility (Outlook Express)...(as opposed to Google, on the web.

Need some help on this...

Thanks,

mark4man
 

A:OE (6) Newsgroup Dilemma

Hi mark4man

Your ISP most likely has some newsgroups servers you can access.
Also try a search on Google for Newsgroups.

Microsoft has some servers for Microsoft products:
news.microsoft.com
or
msnews.microsoft.com

Some newsgroups require subscriptions or a logon (like your ISP's servers will) or some, like Microsoft's do not.
 

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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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A few weeks ago my son & I asked for assistance with removing the free McAfee that came with his new Vista laptop.

http://forums.techguy.org/general-security/678529-solved-easy-removal.html

The assistance received was right on the money, right down to the "successful removal" after completion of the extra step needed.

The free version of AVG had been previously downloaded and was installed. It was updated and a scan was run that came up clean.

Today, upon starting the computer a message came up that stated that MFC71.DLL failed to start and that AVG was not running. Windows suggested that the problem might be solved by reinstalling the program.

My son downloaded a fresh copy of AVG, to the desktop, and uninstalled the one had on the computer.

When he tried to install the new AVG he got a message that another anti-virus was already running and that he needed to un-install it, first. That's when he called me.

Not being the smartest guy on the block, I told him that, maybe, the MFC71.DLL was involved with McAfee, not AVG. Sure enough, he looked in the security section of his computer and under "Malware" it stated that McAfee Virus scan and Windows Defender were both running. After shutting off Defender that section still said it was running.

We're a bit far apart. He's in Seattle and I'm in St. Pete, FL area. I'm stumped, but that doesn't take too much.

Where do we start? I appreciate any help you can send.

 

A:Solved: A Dilemma

Read this:

Diff App Same Prob
 

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 Help Please, Updated my operating system earlier today [29/05/16] from a windows 8.1 to a windows 10, prior to that I performed a factory reset on the system basically returned it to the state in which I bought it. I've also had the system for 2 years now if that is an important factor worth noting for anyone willing to help. Basically the bluetooth feature is gone, [and yes I am 1000% positive this system came with a bluetooth feature, used it earlier in the day] I can't find it anywhere, not on the pc settings area not on the device manager area I tried downloading the drivers from HP support still nothing. I'm considering reverting back to windows 8.1, I am media heavy and bluetooth has become somewhat essential for me as I have wireless headphones. Please I need help. Thanks in advance.

A:The Bluetooth Dilemma

Hi, Please try  MediaTek (Ralink) Bluetooth Software Driver:    http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp71501-72000/sp71572.exe Regards.

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This is an Australian Silicon Chip project that I have successfully built, but I'm intrigued as to why this device -- connected to my local area network -- cannot be PINGed successfully nor is it visible in 'My Network Places' (WinXP Home Edition with SP3) yet the website partly developed on the 4 GB SD card plugged into its socket on the WIB's printed circuit can be fully accessed via any of the three browsers I have tried (IE8, FireFox and Chrome). What I would like to do is be able to amend/add files/folders on/to that SD card and I thought that if I could see it in My Network Places I would be able to do that, as an administrator.

Maybe I'm expecting too much with this and I realise, of course, that this is not a typical computer problem. .

The WIB's IP address, by the way, is 192,168.0.34 and is included in the Gateway.

Thank you for any suggestions.
 

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Ive recently replaced my router and modem due to internet problems (Getting disconnected every 15 minutes, losing connection for 2-3 hours - even power cycling and resetting didnt help)
I have a wireless router, ive been using it for almost 2 weeks now, and the new modem for 2 days, and there is a big improvement.
Now though, i have wireless internet but cable internet doesnt work! i have 17 computers connected, and when i connect the cable from the router to my laptop - it works, but when i connect it to the hub to be distributed, there is still no internet!
Can the hub be the problem? Im not sure if it is the hub, because we can still play LAN, and computers can still see each other, its the internet that is the problem...
(Every IP and DNS is manually configured)
Thanks!
 

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I don't know your level of sophistication so bare with me if i say something outside your knowledge base (higher or lower).
First off, make sure you bought a router and not an access point - I suspect you did if the computers can network through the LAN
Second, make sure the modem is being plugged into the WAN port on the router and not a LAN port.
Third, try connecting and resetting both the router and the device
Forth, log into the router settings via the router IP (typically 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.2.1), and configure the WAN settings to reflect your specific service provider.
 

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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?

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Hi. I play an online game from ijji called Sfront.
It's not just that, but any other games...really.
I am running an configuration of 512 mb ddr 4200, 533 mhz... and I'm thinking whether to buy another pair of the same ram to get ddr2 channel...OR get a 1 gb ram that isn't ddr2, nor does it match with the FSB speed... because if I get 1 gb ram,.,then i have total ram of 1.5 gb...
but if i get 512 then i have 512mb 4200, 533 mhz dual channel.
---this applies to Warcraft III; graphic wise, I'm perfectly fine. It's just the loading process...takes tooo long!!!

So...thats my dilemma
ddr2 1gb ram?
or
1.5 gb ram.
 

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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.
 

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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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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 all,
I recently got a new wireless router/dsl modem and have it set up on a home network to replace a previous dsl router (instead of renting, I bought one). I set up wireless encryption, like before and one laptop connects fine, but the 2nd does not. Well, it connects intermittently at 11 mb for a short time then goes down to 1 mb if any connection at all. When encryption is not on, everything works as it should.

First, I don't understand how it is connected but losing bandwidth(?), and why the encryption worked fine before and now does not.

A couple things: It is an Actiontec dsl modem/router with WEP setup. Maybe the card is not too old to work well with the new router? When setting up the WEP on the old wireless laptop card it sometimes doesn't save. Authentication type when setting up the router is set to shared out of a choice of that, OPEN and BOTH. The laptop only seems to work when it is set to SHARED. I do have ZoneAlarm installed, but when I shut it off, the problem persists. Also, remember the other laptop seems to work fine with it on.

What else can I try? Yes I've moved it closer to the router, but that doesn't help the connection. I can go to 90% Good connection but it doesn't improve the speed (I guess it is the Tx rate). The laptop card is a Netgear MA401.

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Sorry if this gets long, but I'm having a "What programs will this best work in?" dilemma.

Basically what I'm trying to accomplish is this: Client needs a Powerpoint presentation that will be sent to international offices. They also have a self-evaluation form to go along with said presentation. I need to find a way to connect the two so it acts somewhat like the following:

PPT: Slide 1 - Intro
PPT: Slide 2 - Information about widget. Click this link to take survey about widget. [Link then opens form.]
FORM: Section 1: Widget questionnaire. Click this link to return to presentation. [Link goes back to PPT]
REPEAT until PPT and FORM are complete.
SAVE form and email back to client

The problem I'm running into is neither Powerpoint nor Word allow linking to each other's bookmarks. Powerpoint can't make interactive data forms and Word, well, it's Word and not really great for anything but word processing.

I looked into making it all a linked and bookmarked PDF file (with no PPT animations - just images of the slides) however, we would need them to be 2 pdfs (one is the slides, the second is the form - this way only the forms get emailed back to the client) but there is no way I've found to link between bookmarks of 2 different PDF files. I'm pretty damn savvy with Acrobat, but maybe I've missed a way to do this?

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So I'm having a bit of an Adobe Dilemma and looking for any advice or help related to the issue.

You see, years ago I purchased Adobe Acrobat on disc from my college. This was before all the licensing fees from Adobe started. I never had an issue using their software as the license had been purchased upon purchasing the disc. Again, this was at the time.

The problem arose when I purchased a new computer. While trying to transfer my program to my new computer it is telling me that I have to once again purchase the licensing for it. This would be via the once a year payment or the monthly payment for it. Is there anyway around this? Since the license I purchased was before all of this does anyone know of a grandfather clause that would allow me to continue using the software license I had already purchased or I am cornered into paying them regardless of when my actual purchase was made?

Thanks for any help ahead of time.
 

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I wasn't sure where to post this, but since it's mostly about my lusting after Synthetik's Studio Artist software, I decided to post it here.
Digital art is basically my life. I know, I should get a life, but I love it, and over the past 10 years, I've accumulated some great software for Windows, including
PhotoShop
Corel Painter
PaintShop Pro
Gertrudis
Virtual Painter
Buzz Pro
ArtMaster Pro Gold
PhotoGraphic Edges
etc.,

I've always had a pc, and my current one is set up nicely with 2 monitors, a CRT & an LCD, and it works great with the software sliders and palettes on one monitor and the canvas on the other.
But darn it, Studio Artist is only for Macs, and..........it's AWESOME!

My computer is 2 years old, and though it's running great, I'll be needing a new one before long. If I decide to switch and buy a Macintosh, then none of my other software will work on it. I've considered an emulator on my pc, but I'm much better at digital art than at tech support stuff, and from what I see, emulators have a ways to go.

I keep hearing how Macs are the choice of many digital artists, but I'm not sure why, since I know nothing about them. I thought about buying a PowerBook with Studio Artist and using it here beside the pc, but I would need my Wacom tablet, which is connected to the pc.
I know there are bigger problems in the world, but I seem to be stuck. Any helpful suggestions would be welcome.
 

A:Mac, PC, software dilemma.....

You might want to check out the new Intel Mac's. You can run both Windows and OS X with Boot Camp on the Mac's.
Intel Core Duo processor
 

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I had two hard drives, both running Win 2000. C was 6.4 GB and D was 120 GB. I ran the XP CD on the C drive to load XP onto the D drive, and subsequently loaded Win XP onto the C drive as well. I configured the boot.ini file on C to boot the system to the D drive, but I would like to boot to the D drive INDEPENDENTLY of the C drive. If I was able to do that would it mess up all the references to drives in my programs.

James
 

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We were given a Pentium II motherboard with the processor and are trying to fix it up as a backup computer. It can run WinXP so it should work out good. The problem is that it came with some memory (PC100) but there are no markings on any of it to say what size they are. I can't decipher what the stickers are trying to say (see screenshots below). I tried to load each stick one at a time to see what it would list them as under System, but one stick by itself and the computer is unreadable (the screen is too fuzzy). Not sure why the memory would effect the video cards resolution.

If I install two of the sticks at the same time then the screen is readable. One stick has "PC100 8x64" on each of the 8 chips, so I figured that must be a 512MB stick. The other stick has no real markings on it. Now here comes the confusing part - when I install the (presumably 512MB) stick with one of the other sticks, it says 96MB under System. How can that be? The smallest stick of memory for this processor is 64MB. How could it possibly have 96MB with two sticks (one if which is 512MB)? Shouldn't it have more than 512MB, if one of the sticks is 512MB?
 

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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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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.
 

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hello all
i recently purchased a western digital my brook pro 500gb external hdd, and i wanted to back this up with another external hard drive just in case anything happens to the original, so

the my book pro hdd has Triple interface &#8212; FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0
the company i purchased it off has discontinued it, so ill need to get a different model
I need the extra one just to mirror the contents, on lets say a weekly basis , and be able to update both regularly with the same contents at the same time. i was looking at a Western Digital 500GB MyBook Essential unit , not the same but similar and only has a USB 2.0 interface, will this suffice and is there any guidelines and tips on easy mirroring and regular updates,, this is certainly not my strongest point, and with valuable data i don't want to get it wrong. thanks for any help in advance guys
 

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Can anyone advise?
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WHEN I DAILED UP MY MODEM WOULD CONNECT BUT INTERNET EXPLORER COULD NOT CONNECT TO A SERVER. I REINSTALLED W98 AND IT WORKED AGAIN FOR ABOUT A WEEK. IT THEN WOULD NOT LET ME REINSTALL OR UNINSTALL W98 SO I REFORMATTED IT. AFTER I DID THIS THE MODEM DIDNT WORK AT ALL, BUT W98 NEW IT WAS THERE AND HAD INSTALLED THE DRIVERS FOR IT, BUT IT COULD NOT DETECT A DIAL TONE. I PRESUMED THE MODEM WAS FAULTY AND HAVE FITTED A NEW ONE , WHICH W98 DETECTED BUT WOULD NOT LET ME INSTALL THE DRIVERS . I TRIED AGAIN THE NEXT DAY TO INSTALL THE DRIVERS BUT IT THEN TOLD ME THEY WERENT THE PROPER DRIVERS. IM SORRY IF MY EXPLAINATION IS UNCLEAR, IF YOU NEED ANY OTHER INFO JUST ASK. ANY HELP WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
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Hi,

Having thought hard buying a new PC to upgrade my existing one I have come to two choices. Each one has exactly the same spec apart from the processors. One is an Athlon 2200+ and the other is Pentium 4 2.2Ghz. Both have 512mb of DDR memory.

The thing is is that I've heard the athlon 2200+ performs much better than the pentium 2.2 even though it runs roughly at 1.8Ghz. I even seen the 2.2 Pentium being compared with the Athlon 2000+ which makes me think that the 2200+ is far better than 2.2.

Help I'm a bit confused about all this!!!!!

I was hoping if anyone could help me decide which is the better one and to tell me if I'm talkin rubbish or not!

Thanks
John
 

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