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I think I accidentally disabled SSD caching

Q: I think I accidentally disabled SSD caching

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1 so I could dual boot them and I think I accidentally disabled SSD caching since my computer is starting Windows 8.1 a lot slower than it did before I installed Ubuntu.

I think it has something to do with Intel Rapid Storage, but I don't know, that's just a guess.

I have an inspiron 14 7000 series and I know it has a SSD along side the HDD that is used for caching

Preferred Solution: I think I accidentally disabled SSD caching

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A: I think I accidentally disabled SSD caching

Where did ypu tell Linux to install?

sda or sdb?

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I have a Maxtor Diamond Max Plus 9 200 gig Hard Drive, 8mb cache buffer, running on XP. with P4, 3.06. When I run Boot Vis, it says "warning disk write cache disabled". If this is enabled, won't my computer boot faster and run and load faster, in general?

It seems to me I have seen somewhere that it has to do with hyperthreading, it has to be disabled? If this is true, is there any advantage in disabling hyperthreading in order get the 8 mb cache enabled. Is hyperthreading reall necessary? I run mostly games on this computer.

SHOULD it be enabled, and if so how do I do all this, in the bios?

A:disk write caching disabled


According to this article:


Write caching may cause slower disk performance in 2k and XP. I haven't really experimented with write caching on my Maxtor drive (a 200gB) or my Western Digital (WD-800JB). In fact, I'm not even sure if they have write-caching enabled.

You might want to check out this link, which tells you how to disable write-caching (it's Device Manager-based):


Of course, as I'm sure you know, be careful when doing things with your hard drives.

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Hi. Right before I reinstalled my Vista Ultimate x64, I had an option to select write caching and advanced performance. I got 2x500GB in RAID0, 1x500GB and 1x200GB. None of them shows the option to select write caching. Is there a way to enable this?
Thanks for any help.

A:Write caching or advanced performance disabled

Originally Posted by SLAiNTRAX


Perhaps you are using an out dated RAID driver? That's the only real difference I could see between then and now.

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Hi guys, i would really like some help here.

Ok, i did perhaps one THE most idiotic thing that a computer user can do, and now i am paying the price for it.

Ok, a little background info:
My system uses a SiS650 onboard graphics solution on a Windows XP computer, which obviously shares my main memory, and so i recently tried to fix this by installing a NVIDIA card.
I had problems with the NVIDIA card, and so decided to remove it and go back to the onboard graphics.
However, the onboard graphics card was listed in the hardware manager, but was said to have a fault and could not run. Another graphics option, Video Graphics Adapter, was listed beside it, and according to its properties was conflicting with the SiS.

So... i did the really smart and clever thing to do and disabled the Video Graphics Adapter, thinking that it would therefore allow the SiS to run without a conflict, and so restarted.

However, and i imagine many of you are now rolling about with laughter, i am now stuck in the position whereby the OS wont be displayed at all, due to the fact i have most likely disabled ALL VGA cards...

I have tried booting in Safe Mode, but it doesnt work, it hangs, and i have tried booting in VGA mode, but again, it doesnt work.

Is there anyway to perhaps re-enable the VGA from the command line interface or something?
Please dont tell me i am completely and utterly stuffed....

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

A:Accidentally disabled the VGA...

re-install the card, boot, if it doesn't work, remove it, and boot. Should get ya done...

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I am using IE8 for awhile, no issues until I reinstalled the OS couple weeks ago; since then, right click does not work, looks disabled.
I actually uninstalled IE8 and tried IE6 (default) with the same result.
Any idea on the cause? and the remedy?
I use XP Pro with SP3.

A:IE8 - right click disabled accidentally?


Is that something that did not happen before and nobody knows how to fix it?
Right click doesn't work only with IE, regardless of version; it worked before, but not any more. I'm also using Intellipoint if that makes a change.

Thank you.

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I'll preface this post by saying I have very limited knowledge of pc's. That being said, my Acer desktop started not booting into Windows, so I went into BIOS and disabled all the internal drivers.....dumb, yes I know. I removed the CMOS battery hoping this would allow me to enable the drivers once restarted. They are still disabled. Is there a way I can enable them? I'm using my tablet to communicate so I am unable to give you specs on my pc.
Using Windows Vista.

A:How to enable accidentally disabled HDD

You should be able to go back into the Bios and enable them again. Have you tried that ?

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I was trying to adjust some of my sound settings and I disabled both my headset sound and my external speakers. Now when I pull up my sound menu "playback devices" neither the headsets nor speakers are there.

They were both visible/working before I disabled them. Where can I go to enable them again?

A:Accidentally disabled my speakers

Hello, Dbivian, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Open Playback Devices, right click anywhere in the Select a playback device-area and check the option Show Disabled Devices.


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I accidentally disable flash, how do I enable again please?

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This is bugging me pretty bad, I need some help here. I was running winXP and was messing around with dual monitors and accidentally detached both monitors somehow, via the usual settings tab. Now both screens are completely black whenever I fire up XP. Luckily though I am running windows vista aswell and here my monitor is working fine of course.

Question is, how do I re-enable my monitor again? Prefferably from inside vista? I no longer have my windows xp installation cd.



edit: I forgot to mention that I've already tried safe mode and it boots well and monitor is working, but I don't get how to restore my monitor for proper booting?

A:Accidentally disabled monitor!

have you tried going into bios and seeing if you can restore default settings....and maybe recover your display settings? do you have a video card or using onboard video?

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I recently added a reg key to DisablePasswordCaching (1) to some meeting room computers at work.

The option works, users are not prompted to save passwords whenever logging in to a web site.

After looking around on the net, the options should also become greyed out in the setting (Internt Options - Content - AutoComplete - Settings - "Use AutoComplete For") However, the check boxes are still active.

Any suggestions to why they are not greyed out since the reg key is enabled?


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Hey guys! I kinda accidentally disabled our internet network and I can't find a way to reconnect it with our adapter. I tried to troubleshoot it and also search for our device, and nothing seems to work. Do you have any idea how to restore it? Please help me or my Papa's gonna sue me. THANKS!

A:Solved: Accidentally Disabled A Network

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I accidentally disabled my touchpad with a some kind of keyboard shortcut. I tried to press the left upper corner of the pad but it didn't work. I don't think that there is a way to disable the touchpad by pressing it. There is a touchpad icon in my task bar and it has a red X on it. I tried to enable it through the task bar but i chouldn't find any kind of a on/off button. I even tried to press Fn + F7 and other F buttons but nothing changed. There has to be a keyboard shortcut.

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Wow I just did the most stupid/n00b thing ever. I hope there is a reversable solution.

I disabled the only admin account on my computer....yeah I know what was I thinking? but before I did that, I created another account, thinking it also had admin access, but now I realize that it is a limited-user account.

so now im completely locked out--safemode does not allow login to any account since main administrator account is disabled and limited-access accounts do not function in safe mode...am I screwed?

A:Accidentally disabled Administrative account on XP

I disabled the only admin accountClick to expand...

The Administrator account (the one highlighted in your image)?

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Recently I've got a new laptop it's a hp pavillion g6 it has a smashed screen but we use hdmi. A couple of days ago I was mucking around In the display drivers and accidentley disabled my display driver now all I see is a black screen and hdmi doesn't work and neither does a vga cable. Any tips on what I can do its a hp pavillion g6 thanks

A:Accidentally disabled my display driver

This is critical issue.

First, since the laptop is new, your laptop would be covered in warranty. Just visit the nearest authorized hp service center and get it fixed or get a replacement. You can get the list of authorized hp service center from hp.com for your location. If you have accidental coverage of warranty, then not to worry about the smashed screen at all.

If you are out of warranty, visit a technician/service center. Charges apply.

To fix the HDMI / VGA - display driver issue, you need to try these workarounds.

You just had to do a hard boot and it'll boot in Safe mode. Then go to Device Manager and enabled the driver again.
Try doing a power cycle.
Remove ac adapter and then remove battery.

Now, press and hold power button for 90 seconds to release the charge in the capacitors
Replace power sources[Put the battery and Connect Ac Adapter].

Then Reboot.

If both the options didn't work, visit a technician/service center. Charges may apply.


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I have an annoying problem! (omg a problem thats annoying)

I was installing new vid card (nvidia fx5200), unable to install drivers, so for some reason I disabled the VGASAVE driver!.
Now even in safe mode, enable vga mode or use last working settings... etc,display Doesn't get past xp logo screen (computer still loads normally with startup sound).
I'm running XP pro, and have done everything with recovery console like enabling vgasave, recopying drivers.....still nothing
I've even used different video cards and still get same result.
I dont have XP installation cd and the recovery console i have been using is for XP Home, not Professional, wondering if works the same.
Is there anyway to fix this without XP installation CD? Is there a way of forcing video drivers to work even though display cant get past xp logo ? (everything else seems to work fine)

A:STUPID! I accidentally disabled vgasave, need help!

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Instead of opening new threads for this problem, you should`ve bumped this one.

I have now deleted your other threads/posts for this problem. Since I have just replied to this thread, it is now bumped back to the top of the forums.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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So I could not get my graphics card to register while disabling my integrated Radeon Graphics card to move to my other card so I found a article saying that "You need to disable integrated graphics in your BIOS" So I did that...... and now my screen is completely black and i get no video input. any ideas on how to fix this?

A:Accidentally Disabled Integrated Graphics

Try clearing your BIOS. to Factory Defaults.

How To Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS)

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For some reason my enabled GPU on my Desktop PC was changed from the GTX-960 to the on-board Intel Processor. I figured the way to fix it was disable the Intel Processor, I was wrongs and got a black screen and I have tried what I read everywhere else about taking out the CMOS battery for a minute or two and that did not work so please help. I am using Windows 10.

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Hello. Unfortunately when trying to fix a problem I accidentally disabled my monitor OR drivers. I was trying to disable my second temporary but unfortunately disabled my main monitor. What I did was go to display settings, click on the monitor, click properties, and in one of the tabs i chose disable. stupidly when prompted i chose ok. i've seen a similar solution for XP although i dont want to try it in vista in case it doesnt work. or makes the problem worse. I have a password set up, although only one user, so i know to load the computer, start normally, and then wait, before enering my password. again, i should wait until windows has properly loaded. i have no programs that start automatically. can you please tell me what to type in order to access display setings and enable the monitor again?

apologies for the poor spelling. i borrowed my friends laptop and it's not easy to type with/

many thanks,,colin

A:Accidentally Disabled Monitor Vista

Start in Safe Mode by pressing F8 key before Windows starts loading (basically as the computer is starting up)

Go to Safe Mode, and log on to your account
Go to Device Manager (Start->Run-> Devmgmt.msc)
Then right click on any disabled entry and then enable it. Note you can even uninstall your Video driver here too, if enabling doesn't work in Normal Mode

Restart normally to Normal Mode

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I was using a program called autoruns.exe to disable certain programs on startup and accidentally disabled winlogon. Now I am in a whole world of trouble. When I try to logon windows xp immediately logs me off, I can't access my desktop anymore. I tried using the recovery console but it did not work, is there anyway I can access the registry with my xp disk and undo whatever was changed?

A:Solved: accidentally disabled winlogon

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I was trying to create a different account with Administrator access and accidentally disabled the Admin access on my original User Account......so, I now have no users with any admin access. I effed up bad.

Anyway to get around this other than just reinstalling the OS? Thanks.

A:Accidentally Disabled Admin Account

Go into Safe Mode, enable built-in administrator account, reboot and log into administrator account, and then assign administrative privileges to the other account as desired.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

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So here is the scoop. My computer (HP Pavilion 500-056) had been broken for a year now, and I finally fixed it and reinstalled windows 10. Everything was working beautifully and I was very happy until I realized that I had no sound coming out of my speakers. Through my process of tinkering around, checking cables and output input plugs and such, there seemed to be no problem. I went into the sound mixer and there I accidentally disabled my speakers, so they do not pop up on the list anymore! I have no idea how to enable them now, and I still have no idea how to fix my sound. If someone could help pronto I would be extremely happy! Thanks!

A:Accidentally disabled my speakers!!/no sound

Hi, If they were just disabled, you can re-enable them as follows. Right click the speaker icon in the Taskbar and select 'Playback devices'. In the subsequent window, right click an empty area and enter a check mark against 'Show Disabled Devices'. If your speakers are now listed, right click them and select Enable. Regards, DP-K

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Hi im using toshiba l-40 laptop upgraded to windows 10, recently windows update keep sucking all my internet connection and i couldn't stop it, so i decided to disable all the windows 'automatic' settings to 'disabled', when i turn on my laptop, it shows windows is updating and after that it stucks and screen went black. Is there any options that i can do to force format my laptop to factory format? Please help me

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I accidently disabled my usb ports on my Pavilion 27-n141 all in one in the device manager. Now the mouse, keyboard and touch screen don't work. I was in device manager trying to fix an unknow usb device with error code 43.  Following instructions to unistall it, but in the process accidently disabled all the usb ports. How do I fix my error with out any devices?

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So i was on my laptop and i was playing a game i could normally play without lag. I thought my integrated graphics card had something to do with it so i wanted to disable it so i could run the game way better with my nvidia graphics card. I went to device manager and disabled my integrated graphics card. Suddenly, i couldn't open anything anymore so i went to restart my laptop.I restarted it and as soon as it went on i see my laptop's loading screen working, but then when i have to log into my laptop i see nothing but a black screen and my cursor.
I read something on a windows 7 forum earlier about unplugging the battery for a couple of minutes and putting it back in. And so i did that but the black screen is still there.

A:Accidentally disabled my internal graphics card

You are likely to have one of those laptops that automatically switch from the onboard graphics to the other graphics adapter as the need arises, and in such cases, boot and start using the onboard graphics.

If you can't get into the BIOS to see if there is any way to reset the onboard graphics, you may be stuck with having to do a complete reinstall to get the display working again.

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I was attempting to figure out how to fix my internet connection, and there was an option which said disable, which i thought would temporarily disable my connection and allow me to simply reconnect. i hit that disable button, and all of the wifi disappeared from my laptop. i physically have turned the wifi on and off multiple times, but the internet connections box wont even show a wifi option. i connected with an ethernet to the internet, and it works fine. i dont know how to reenable the wifi on this new windows 10 system, since i just got it yesterday. i am using an older acer aspire 5742-6814 laptop. please help.

A:Accidentally disabled my wifi connection, and now i cant reconnect.

Does the wifi driver show in device manager with a down black arrow or is there an unknown device.


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I got a new XPS 8920 today and I did something incredibly dumb - in settings I accidentally disabled the Intel display adapter! The screen is black no matter what I try, any solutions?

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I've just acquired an Mbox Mini with ProTools 9. And while setting up i accidentally disabled a recording device in the sound > recording menu. Is there a way to get this back??

A:Accidentally disabled a recording device. How do i get it back?

Depends on what you disabled. If you just "disabled" it there, Right click on it and then enable again.

(I use Sonar)

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So my next door neighbor is gone for the week and he let me use his internet. And when i looked on the ip settings "by searching them up on google and logging in" i found that there were 23 devices connected to it! We live in a trailer park so this was understandable. But i wanted to get it off so i went and clicked on the wifi and clicked disable. So now im stuck with no wifi with nothing to do and no way to get it back on. Can anyone please give me a tip of getting it back on??

A:I accidentally completely disabled my friends wifi

If you're talking about disabling the wifi from the routers configuration panel, then you should be able to simply turn it back on again, like a light switch.

If not, try power cycling the router first, then logging back in and trying to turn the WiFi back on again.

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Hi all,so yea as the title says it I accidentally turned off the headset from the processes in TaskManager.If any1 coud help me i woud be very grateful!

A:I accidentally disabled the headset from the processes in TaskManager

You have disabled some process,mean killed or .. ?

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I'm desperate. For some reason, my keyboard stopped working, I started to try and fix it without knowing anything, or what I did, except I went into the devise manager and disabled one of the two mouse devise listed. Opps...after that, when I rebooted, the keyboard started working again, but this time, the mouse did not work.

I recently had exchanged my microsoft trackball explorer to a Fellows Internet touchpad. And when the mouse froze, I exchanged back to the trackball, hoping that would work...but still no luck.

Tried using keyboard commands to get back into devise manager to change it back to able, but have not been successful. If anyone knows how to do this, or how I can undo the disabled mouse, please post or send me a private email.

Your help is greatly appreciated,

A:[SOLVED] Accidentally disabled mouse in devise manager!

Hi there and WELCOME to TSG!

Depending on which version of Windows you're using, the following should help.

boot to "Safe Mode Command Prompt Only" by tapping the [F8] key while the POST Screen is displayed.
At the c prompt type: "scanreg /restore" without quotes and press enter. Select a date that is BEFORE you disabled the mouse.

WinME or WinXP:
at the Windows desktop: Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/"System Restore".
restore the system back to before you disabled the mouse!
Good Luck!

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hi there...i accidentally disabled my gfx card from device manager and the screen remains blank every time i turn on...any way i could enable it again? tried the different safe modes and it still was blank...what should i do?

A:HELP! Accidentally disabled graphics card and screen is blank now!!

hi and welcome to TSF try starting in safemode try F8 on boot once in safemode go to device manager and re-enable your card

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I accidentally disabled display driver on my Satellite L650 laptop and screen is fully black. when i switch on i can see all indicator lights on and fans running but no display at all. is there any way i can enable display driver with out loosing my data or reinstall option.

thank you

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Hi, I screwed up and while I was configuring my computer, I accidentally disabled the Central Admin Service. I thought I could just go back to services.msc every time I needed to do something that requires admin capabilities but services.msc itself requires admin privileges... My account is still technically "administrator" on my profile but I can't do anything admin related. Somebody please help!

A:Accidentally disabled Central Administration Service in services.msc

Do a "system restore" System Restore

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Okay I know there have been lots of threads concerning front-panel audio, but they all seem to be hardware related and mine is simply pure ignorance. It WAS working, but I was trying to figure out an easy way of disabling it temporarily for when I wanted to use my regular speakers without having to unplug the headphone cable. I found the headphones under Sounds and disabled them. Well it worked, they were disabled, but they disappeared from the list of available audio devices and now I can't figure out how to reenable it. I am using Windows 7 home premium

A:[SOLVED] Accidentally Disabled Front-Panel audio

you could try a restore point before you disabled them.

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Please help me. I accidentally disabled all non-microsoft services on msconfig INCLUDING DEEP FREEZE, for me to be able to fix a problem on an online game I'm playing.

My problem is, I disabled it while my deep freeze's on thawed mode and switch it again to frozen mode and restarted it (msconfig's changes will only take effect if restarted). That's where my problem started.

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + F6 won't work anymore and enabling it again on msconfig is useless since it'll not take effect if I don't restart the pc. And knowing that my pc is stucked on frozen mode, restarting it will just wipe away everything I did before restarting it.

I can't uninstall deep freeze and I can't seem to find a way to uninstall it since I don't have the installer in my pc. I tried system restore but it didn't make any difference since my pc is stucked in frozen mode.

I hope you understand my problem since it's very hard for me to explain and I hope you can help me. Thank you.

(I'm using Windows XP and Deep Freeze 2000xp.)

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Please help me. I accidentally disabled all non-microsoft services on msconfig INCLUDING DEEP FREEZE, for me to be able to fix a problem on an online game I'm playing.

My problem is, I disabled it while my deep freeze's on thawed mode and switch it again to frozen mode and restarted it (msconfig's changes will only take effect if restarted). That's where my problem started.

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + F6 won't work anymore and enabling it again on msconfig is useless since it'll not take effect if I don't restart the pc. And knowing that my pc is stucked on frozen mode, restarting it will just wipe away everything I did before restarting it.

I can't uninstall deep freeze and I can't seem to find a way to uninstall it since I don't have the installer in my pc. I tried system restore but it didn't make any difference since my pc is stucked in frozen mode.

I hope you understand my problem since it's very hard for me to explain and I hope you can help me. Thank you.

(I'm using Windows XP and Deep Freeze 2000xp.)

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My son accidentally changed the start-up type to "Disabled" on the Group Policy service and now I (as Administrator) cannot access or do anything requiring admin privileges.

I cannot open Services, Regedit, or any other Admin tool, nor can I run a command prompt as Administrator. I am afraid to shut it down for fear of not being able to access anything when rebooted.

This laptop doesn't have a CD drive; otherwise, I would repair Windows files with the Windows disk I have.

I've tried every way I found when researching the problem, but I am denied access at every turn.

Can somebody please help??

Thank you!!

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Hey guys, I have searched a lot of forums but haven't found any relevent answers. I am sorry if this is a repeat.

What happened is that I disabled my nvidia graphic card from the control panel and it was too late until I realised my mistake as I had already pressed the restart button. Now I try to start my pc but all that happens is that I hear the sounds I always hear but nothing appears in the screens. I have tried several monitors. I have unhooked the monitor from the nvidia and connected it to the onboard gpu and still no luck. I tried resetting the bios but that didn't help either.

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.00 ghz

ZOTAC Nvidia GeForce GT610 Synergy Edition.

A:I disabled my Nvidia Geforce GT610 graphics card accidentally and now I can't see a thing

You'll not make that mistake again and neither will I. You can't see anything when Windows boots but you know it's there. Maybe there's a way round this but I never found it and ended up reinstalling Windows.

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Yo, all i could think of is to use keyboard menu shortcuts blindfolded, i found instructions from this forum to do so, but only for XP SP1 and SP2, which dont seem to work, i assume because i hvae SP3

A:Accidentally disabled display adapter and can't see, safe mode or VGA mode won't work

can you revert to an old save point in system restore?

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I just recovered from accidentally disabling my display adapter (*****). I logged into linux to get on the net and found the thread solved by Spike and also by glowingnissan07 on this issue and found that neither of these threads solved the problem exactly. Spikes solution finally ended up working with one change and I thought I would post it here in case anyone else had the same gut wrenching experience (thanks Microsoft).

Phenomena: accidentally disabled the display adapter and after the XP loading screen you get nothing. Dead monitor. Safe mode hangs each time and "VGA Mode" does nothing different.

Solution: Here is Spikes original solution (thanks Spike) with a note for step 5. Also beware of "found new hardware" wizard etc popping up at system startup interfereing with these instructions. I recommend pressing alt-f4 a few times after startup to make sure any startup programs get closed and then doing these instructions. Good Luck.

Log in. If you log in automatically, all well and good. if not...

1, use the up and down arrow keys to go to your user, and hit enter to select. if you normally have to enter a password, then do it now, and hit enter again.

2, press and hold the windows key, and tap 'R' (this is the keyboard shortcut to the run box)

3, type "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and hit Enter (this opens device manager)

4, wait a few moments to make sure device manager is open, and then hit the TAB... Read more

A:Accidentally disabled display adapter and can't see, safe mode or VGA mode won't work

The shortcut keys in Device Manager apply only to English OS, of course.

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Like the title says, I have accidentally disabled the ssid and now, I cannot connect nor find my network.

How can I enable the ssid again?
Someone could explain to me step by step, please?

Thank you!

A:Accidentally disabled ssid instead of ssid broadcast

you will need to connect the PC to the router with an ethernet cable
log back into the router configuration - same was as you did when you disabled the wifi
and then re-enable or unhide the SSID

you have to connect with a cable as the wireless maybe A) hidden or B) disabled - so wireless may not be an option
If you have hidden then you should be able to connect again by using the SSID name and password

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Hello there!Please help me with may problem. I've been suffring from an "attack" I don't know what it caused.I've some behavioral changes in may computer:1) My IE homepage is set to http://rnd009.googlepages.com/google.html.2) My TASK MANAGER, REGISTRY EDITOR and FOLDER OPTION IS DISABLED.3) I've found out when I transfer a file into a CLEAN/NEWLY FORMATTED Flash Drive it also send gphone.exe as I look it into the attributes of my Flash Drive.4) It also create a New Folder.exe as I transfer files. I've also notice that inside a specific folder it also created same folder. Example: I have Folder A when I transfer this Folder into my Flash Drive, it will create a folder inside my Folder A named after it.Thanks in advance guys. I also run dds for this and here is the result:DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86 Run by cssioson at 11:45:17.43 on 02-27-2009Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.11Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.959.642 [GMT 8:00]AV: avast! antivirus 4.8.1229 [VPS 090225-1] *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1&... Read more

A:IE: http://rnd009.googlepages.com/google.html, Disabled TaskManager, Disabled RegistryEditor, Disabled Folder Option, gphone.ex...


Sorry for delayed response. Forums have been really busy. If you still need help with this post a fresh dds log, please.

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Hello guys, this is my first post here. I have problem last few days. It could be some sort of malware or virus which cant be detected with AVG antivirus or Ad aware. This lap top hasnt been connected online for quite a while and problems started after used my USB flash disk. After that i couldnt open Task Manager(neighter with right click on task bar - text faded, nor with ctrl-alt-delete) or regedit. Also i cant boot into safe mode (when it starts, suddenly blue screen appears for a milisecond and computer restarts). I cant start AVG system scan, it reports that "application cannot run due to an error while verifying its electronic certificate". I can run AVG guard though. There was problem with C disk (i couldnt open it with double click and i had to use "explore" ). I resolved it by deleting "autorun.ini" file thru command prompt (it was hidden file and, another problem that occured, i cant edit folder options to make hidden files visible). There is also problem with language bar which is disabled and cannot be re-enabled cause its button is faded, though i dont care much about it.

I manage to enter to Task manager and regedit using trick with gpedit.msc. In "User configuration/Administrative templates/System/Ctrl+Alt+Del options/Remove task manager", default value is"not configured". I put disabled and i can use Task manager OR regedit again, but ONLY once! After i open and close ONE of those, i cant re-open it withou... Read more

A:Task Manager and regedit disabled, safe mode disabled, virus scan disabled... :s

It sounds very much like a virus. If you can get on the internet google regtools.vbs that script file should get your regedit working again but don't know for how long if it is a virus.

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I just have a question about this. I got a vista home premium 32-bit gateway laptop. And I see the option to delete DNS Cache in CCleaner. All I'm curious about is, what is that really going to do? Anything major besides make my pages load .2 seconds slower?

A:DNS Caching

In general, it's not going to do anything other than force the system to go out and repopulate the cache as you surf the web.

Also, if the DNS Cache is "poisoned" it can prevent you from reaching a website that you want to go to.

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Hi all,

When you load a webpage, the files (images, ...) that the webpage contains will be downloaded. If the server hosting the webpage goes down while the files are being downloaded, then IE's Temporary Internet Files will contain partially downloaded files. When the server is back up and running, and you refresh the page, the partially downloaded files will not finish downloading, and will never be downloaded again. The webpage will never display the files that were partially downloaded, and the only way to fix this is to delete the Temporary Internet Files.

Other browsers do not have this problem. It looks like IE does not compare the file size in the Cache, to the file size on the server, but only compares the date, which is the same.

How to reproduce the problem (for developers):
-create a webpage that contains a big file (jpg, swf, or any file).
-on a client computer, clear the Temporary Internet Files, then start loading the page.
-before the file has time to finish downloading, stop and start the web server.
-look inside the Temporary Internet Files, and you will see a partially downloaded file.
-refresh the page, and the partially downloaded files will not finish downloading.

Note: I tried many different file headers, but it looks like whatever header you set for the file, even "no caching ..." headers, the problem always happens.


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Q: Caching

Does anyone know if Avira implements any caching technology concerning the scanner? (real time or manual).
I cannot find any answer on the net..


Avira uses a cache.

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