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EMET 5.52 DEP and CFG Interaction (Old InstallShield 6 Setups)

Q: EMET 5.52 DEP and CFG Interaction (Old InstallShield 6 Setups)

I have been investigating a setup crash issue on one of our Windows Server 2012 R2 servers. The affected patient is an InstallShield 6 setup from a Siemens SCADA software.
We had a suspicion that EMET might be involved from the get-go thus uninstalling EMET from the impacted server. The crash, however, has been remaining thus leading me astray to suspect other policy/security settings to be in play.
After a long and tedious research on a lab VM using snapshots and step-by-step approaches I've been able to find the culprit:
Telling EMET (by GPO for example) to use System DEP in opt-out mode (which would also be the Server OS default setting) two things happen:
1. Expected: The system control panel DEP setting is enforced to be on for all programs/services (aka BCD NX OptOut option)
2. Unexpected: EMET service switches the last four bits of "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Kernel\MitigationOptions" from 2 to 1 (0b0001).
Thus on operating systems of kind Windows 8.1+ the kernel-level DEP (as part of Control Flow Guard, CFG) will be enabled, too. However,
MitigationOptions will not be reset on uninstall of EMET! Thus even when turning off DEP the old way (System Control Panel/BCD NX) you will still have DEP enabled on an OS level. Even the System Control Panel option does only change the BCD
NX option but leaves the kernel settings alone.
The CFG/kernel DEP seems to impose stricter checks because with BCD NX at OptOut but CFG DEP at OptIn the InstallShield setup still works. But as soon as CFG DEP is at OptOut and the server restarted the setup fails referring to IKernel.exe.
To some extent I can see the reasoning behind a restricted manipulation of the CFG Registry options but this is a hell-of-a-trap on earlier OS' that do not yet have manageability/PowerShell cmdlets for CFG! And I couldn't find any mention of this specific
behavior in the EMET 5.52 User Guide.
Thanks go to 0xdabadd00's
EMET 4.1 Uncovered Guide which explains the structure of MitigationOptions in detail and more.
According to
https://blog.ensilo.com/documenting-the-undocumented-adding-cfg-exceptions there should already be an infrastructure for CFG exclusions in place - but not exposed/no
UI in OS like Windows Server 2012 R2?
Thus if you want to revert back to the OS install defaults of NX OptOut but CFG DEP set to OptIn you can only resort to manipulating the Registry directly (and best only manipulate the bits required). In the EMET GPO you can only set System DEP back to "Not
configured" because any other option would manipulate the BCD setting and MitigationOptions in unfavorable ways.
As an aside there is still no way (or not a way I know of) to exclude such subprocess/DLL calls like InstallShield's setup.exe does from DEP. I tried adding IKernel.exe to the exclusion list with no success.
And to conclude this journey to security wonderland - CFG DEP also overrides the BCD NX setting. Even having BCD NX set to AlwaysOff CFG DEP set to OptOut still works and crashes the setup.
Does CFG replace the NX option? Is there even DEP active when only the NX option is set accordingly? Intriguing questions.
Anyone being able to elaborate more on this/give some backgound would be welcome. The workaround and situation is clear now but the whole interoperability and side effects are awkward.

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Preferred Solution: EMET 5.52 DEP and CFG Interaction (Old InstallShield 6 Setups)

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unable to launch any InstallShield based packages on my Win2K machine, including setup.exe and PackageForTheWeb Stub files

Basically, after launching a setup or a package, the busy cursor appears for a second, and setup.exe is visible in the TaskManager, but nothing else happens. Very frustrating! I have tried logging on as different users (incl administrator) and trying various InstallShield-based installs ... but to no avail. None work.

Couldnt find any info on Microsoft or InstallShields website either. Wondering if it might be a version compatibility issue or perhaps win2K InstallSheild kernel is corrupted ... I'd even settle for a way to upgrade/re-install its Common Files (aside from a full Win2K install)

Any help appreciated


A:InstallShield setups not running under W2K

Try this


It is the Windows Installer program from Microsoft for Windows 2000 and NT.

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When Enhanced Protected Mode of IE10 is enabled, column of Running EMET become blank.

It is which about whether this is a problem only of a display, or whether actually not effective?

Such a phenomenon did not occur in version 2.1.

A:EMET GUI reports not Running EMET in IE10 when Enhanced Protected Mode enabled

It appears to be a problem of display.

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I have Windows 7 SP1 Home premium 32 bit
press close the program is turned on, press retry the program returns to the same window.

Looked services. EMET service depends on shadow copying service and Windows event log, I have them included!
Maybe what is wrong with Internet Explorer or should a certain port be enabled? telemetry?

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?To help make the transition to Windows 10, we will publish a detailed guide for administrators currently using EMET.?
Where? Schedule?

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this is more of a bug report. So ...

On Windows 7 x64UAC disabledEMET 5.5 installed

If a user(user account privileges) launches the EMET GUI they will receive the following error and the GUI will crash.
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Here is the output from the error message
See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Custom' is denied.
at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.Win32Error(Int32 errorCode, String str)
at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.CreateSubKeyInternal(String subkey, RegistryKeyPermissionCheck permissionCheck, Object registrySecurityObj, RegistryOptions registryOptions)
at Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey.CreateSubKey(String subkey, RegistryKeyPermissionCheck permissionCheck)
at MitigationInterface.ShimUtil..ctor(Arch SysArch)
at MitigationInterface.ApplicationMitigations..ctor(SystemMitigations SysMits, IReportingActions Logging, ApplicationMitigationsMode mode, RegistryKey emetKey)
at GraphicalApp.MainForm.RefreshSystemAndAppMitigations()
at System.EventHandler.Invoke(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
at DevExpress.XtraEditors.XtraForm.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl... Read more

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Since deploying EMET 5.2 via group policy and taking standard application default values exept for EAF on IE 11 (So IE opens in Windows 10), I have an issue with Photoshop opening on a users Windows 7 Professional workstation.  The event log
error is:
Faulting application name: Photoshop.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x4d9d8cbc
Faulting module name: EMET.DLL, version:, time stamp: 0x5503c3e4
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00066011
Faulting process id: 0x2154
Faulting application start time: 0x01d0df38094e67d3
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5\Photoshop.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\AppPatch\EMET.DLL
Report Id: 4b0b4387-4b2b-11e5-a484-90b11c6babbe

What would be the first thing you would change in EMET under the group policy to take off of Photoshop.exe?  Would it be EAF, because that fixed IE 11.  Would it be something else?  There's multiple things it could be, but whats the most common
protection that may solve this so I don't spend hours updating group policy, gp refreshes and testing?

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We have EMET 5.2 installed and configured via Group Policy.  I'd like to upgrade the domain GPO to the latest EMET 5.5 ADMX then follow with removal and upgrade from EMET 5.2 to 5.5 on all workstations.  During the time frame where EMET 5.2 is
still running will the EMET 5.5 ADMX settings work correctly on those workstations that have not been upgraded yet?  Also, it is unclear to me if there is any need to use the 5.5 conversion tool if all of our settings are pushed via Group Policy, is there
any need to use the conversion tool in this case?
thank you

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We have a GPO called EMET Deployment and Configuration.  Inside this GPO is a computer configuration > assigned applications, EMET 5.2.  Can I just repoint this to EMET 5.5 and will clients automatically update at next GPO refresh interval?
 Or will they update at next restart?
In here is also under Administrative Templates > Windows Components > EMET there are some application configuration, default action and mitigation settings, default protections for popular software, reporting, system aslr, system dep and system sehop
GP elements defined.  Will these elements automatically be configured in EMET 5.5?  I installed EMET 5.5 on my workstation and when I click on the group policy element and click on the apps button it just doesn't seem right.  It shows a list
of the following
** devals.
Also when I refresh the main EMET 5.5 screen it doesn't show that any process is running EMET.  I'm in chrome now and that I know should be running in EMET based on "Default Protections for Popular Software" set to enabled in the group policy.

Thanks for your help!

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Hi All,

I created .msi file with InstallShield X Basic MSI package.
I used custom dialogs and custom actions. For this requires InstallShield Scripting Engine to run this file. And This file I got ISScript101.zip. This is manual way of installing the scripting engine.
This is working fine on systems where ISScript engine has been installed,

But I need to avoid manually installing scripting engine, ISScript engine should be installed as part of MSI installation.
I need to include .msm file with this package. I included installshieldscriptingengine.msm file with version 10.01.

But it's not working, when i am installing this package in, any Windows Operating System.

What should I requires to do? How to proceed?

case where DLG_ERR.--- showing error "Unable to display dialog box. Setup canceled",

Please Help!

A:InstallShield X with SP1- InstallShield Scripting Engine

Hiya and welcome

I've moved this to the Development forum for more response

Does this help:

Deploying an MSI Wrapped with an InstallShield Script-Based Setup.exe

Avoiding Using Setup.exe When Deploying Setups with InstallScript Custom Actions


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Hello - I have an XP Pro desktop, 1gB RAM, AMD 3400+ proc, large disk 20% full. A few days ago, out of nowhere, the thing BSODs on me with a 7D stop. Rebooted and after the post, but before the XP load up (green caterpillar) it BSODs again with a 7D. The C drive is less than 6 mo old - it's a Seagate 500 gB SATA.OK, I grabbed my XP Pro SP3 disk and attempted to get to the Recovery Console to work out what I thought might be an MBR or an NTLdr problem because it wasn't even starting an XP load. Booting from the CD went up to the point that Windows is starting but then a a screen yielding "No hard disk drives could be found, hit F3 to exit". Hmmm. I grabbed a copy of BartPE and that found the C:\ drive just fine. Ran some other disk health/exercise utils and those professed that the disk was fine. Back to the XP Pro boot disk and again, no hard disk drives. To make a long story short, I disabled the SATA process in BIOS, rebooted with the XP Pro boot disk. Ireally wanted a repair install, instead I got not a repair install but a complete install. I tried this over and over. So, I decided to plunge through it while selecting the option to preserve the file structure. After the install went through, I revisited the BIOS and turned on SATA support. It's back in business.Now, I'm faced with a boot screen that offers two "copies" of XP Professional. The second one BSODs with 7D. The first (newest one) boots and works fine. Bu... Read more

A:Two XP setups - want to get rid of one

As for the first issue (having two options at startup)....Click Start, click Run, type sysdm.cpl, and then click OK.On the Advanced tab, click Settings under Startup and Recovery.Under System Startup, click Edit. This will open boot.ini file in Notepad.Copy all content, and post it in your next reply.As for deleting bad Windows copy, read here: http://www.jimmah.com/vista/content.aspx?id=14

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Would ONE of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102795

be better than

Two of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102719

A:Which one of these GPU setups is better?


One 4870 as 800 stream processors, whereas the 3870's have 320 each.

IMO - You're almost always better off to get the single more-powerful card than to go with two less-powerful cards.

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OS is Win98se, Compaq Presario. Just had CD Drive replaced.

Under Control Panel, Devices I have displayed under 'Other' category the following preceded by the yellow question mark:
PCI Bridge
PCI Ethernet Controller
PCI Media Audio Device
I am unable to play [hear] any audio media, such as music CD. Before I crashed, this was not a problem. I managed to resurrect my hard drive and get back in business.
Any suggestions?

A:PCI Setups

If you have the exact model of the Compaq you can go to Compaq's website and download the Chipset, Ethernet, and Sound drivers for your computer.


If the Compaq site does not have Chipset drivers, or only has old ones, you can download them from Intel's website.

Intel Chipset INF: http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df/Detail_Desc.asp?agr=N&ProductID=816&DwnldID=7484

And maybe this one if you have a supported chipset:

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AMD E-300 Processor with AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics


Intel Pentium B940 with Intel HD


Intel Pentium P6200 Processor with Intel HD
Which provides the best performance?

A:Solved: Which of these setups are better?

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Just need some help setting up 2 routers to work. I have one Linksys BEFSR41 V3 router (wired) and one DLink DI-624M router (wireless). The Linksys router is connected to the cable modem and the DLink is connected to the Linksys router. Is it possible to make them work together either though they are different brands and distribute the IP address differently. Like the Linksys sends out etc whereas the DLink sends out I can't seem to make them work together without turning off the Dynamic IP address on the DLink Router. Is this the only way to make the work together or is there another way?
Thanks for any help.

A:Router setups

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How do i go about setting up a system on the network where i can rebuild the OS and software and settings of a PC without having to do them all individually for each PC. I have heard something about Ghosting and then just copying the configuration onto each PC, but i was just wondering how i would go about finding out about this sort of thing and also implementing it. . . Any software you can reccommend?


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I have this problem installing apps the setup cause the op system to hang for up to 5 mins. This problem has only manifested itself in the last couple of months. I have run Sophos, adawre, and spybot just in case but nothing shows, any ideas?

Thanks in advance

A:Win XP Pro SP2 - Hangs for a while on app setups

Hi. . .

Have any of these apps completely failed to install?
Are there log files anywhere from any installation that behaves as you describe?

This could be a case of lack of sufficient space in your temporary folders.

Let's try this first. . .

Download CCleaner:

CCleaner v2.04.543 download

Install CCleaner.

Is your user account an administrator? If not, logoff & logon to one that is.

Run CCleaner - 'Analyze' ONLY- with only 1 box checked:

SystemTemporary Files

Run 'Analyze' and let me know of results, please - specifically the amount of space that would be freed.

regards. . .


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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4500 @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3998 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1807 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 459933 MB, Free - 401772 MB; D: Total - 16701 MB, Free - 2410 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1605, 90.07, P X380 01 1Z ZM 5GL
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled

Hi there, could anybody tell me how I configure my gmail account so that it tells me via audio when I receive a new message? If I am running a separate application is it possible to be notified that I have mail? You know, like you see in the movies when they are using their computer and a little pop-up box appears in the corner and a voice says "You have mail" or something similar. Can this be done?

A:Email setups

I use Scott's Gmail Alert.

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I just joined this form and i need help to choose a computer.
Plz help me I am going to buy it today so i wanted some recommendations.

1. System Configuration:

Processor: Intel P4 3.2HGz (800FSB) 1024k CPU with Hyper Threading
CPU Fan: P4 Heavy Duty Cooling Fan With Heat Sink
Motherboard: FIC 865PE 800FSB (up to 3.6GHz support)
Video Card: GeForce FX 5500 256MB 8xAGP video with TV out
Hard drive: 160GB 7200RPM UDMA-150 SATA
CD drive: 16x DVD +RW/-RW drive (DVD-burner drive)
Floppy drive: Mitsumi 1.44MB 3.5" drive
Sound: AC 97 6 channel 5.1 Full duplex digital sound
Network: 10/100 RJ45 onboard network (Ethernet, cable or DSL)
Modem: not included (add 56k v92 modem for $10)
Ports: Six USB 2.0 ports,1 serial, 1 parallel, 1 microphone jack
Case: Black Neon Mid Tower 400w power supply (front USB)
Keyboard: Black PS2 Windows Keyboard
Mouse: Black PS2 Scroll Mouse
Speakers: Black Multimedia stereo speakers
2. System Configuration:

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3400+ (1600FSB) 64bit CPU
CPU Fan: AMD Heavy Duty Cooling Fan With Heat Sink
Motherboard: ASUS K8N nForce3-250 new 64 bit CPU support
Memory: 1GB DDR400 PC3200 RAM ( upgradeable up to 3 GB)
Video Card: GeForce FX 5500 256MB 8xAGP video with TV out
Hard drive: 250GB 7200RPM SATA UDMA 150 8Mb cache
CD drive: 16x Dual Layer DVD +RW/-RW drive (DVD burner)
Floppy drive: Mitsumi 1.44MB 3.5" drive
Sound: AC 97 6 channel ... Read more

A:Help me decide between two setups

Hm.. NOt really sure im not the best computer guy. Question tho, where are you gettin all of this and for how much

Basicly its the first 5 catagorys cause everything below it is pretty much the same.

Another Thing, You might want to change the first computers color cause i had to highlight it to read it.....

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I have Windows XP Media and just recently, when I try to install thing (Guitar Pro 5.2 and mmbot are examples) I run the setup, and I can initialize and run it for a while but it exits itself out. It's never at the exact same place, it's more like after a certain time. I was wondering if this was due to a virus or because of a system file being corrupt or both. I can run normal programs, I just can't seem to install anything. I had to install Guitar Pro on another computer and save the files to disk and bring them back over. So if anybody could help that'd be great, thanks.

Edit: I've tried anti virus (AVG). running a W23.Welchia.Worm fix, but that's about all I could find ont he subject.

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hey all, I was wondering if tere was a good program out to setup hotkeys to open programs or if there was a way to setup hot keys without using a program.

A:Hotkey setups

i know nVidea has an option like that... do you have a nVidea card?

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Has anyone seen or have an example of a popup interaction on a PPT slide -

so maybe a couple buttons that hide and unhide the popup windows..

A:Pop up window interaction for PPT

You are probably looking for triggers


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hi i have been away from eracer and insane for 1 year as i have moved home.

eracer:-the problem is i cannot conncet to insane as it just say at the top in the white box noughting as it normal says the connections, i.e were you want to play, i.e what room, is there something iam forgetting?

insane:-the problem is that it say cannot conncet to sever iam behind a fire wall, iam not behind a fire wall,
is there something i am forgetting?

thanks very much in advance
a bored person who wants to play games again on line.

A:online interaction

Moved you to Games, where you may get a better resonse


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This began a couple days ago at random, no major hardware/software changes or updates that could have caused it. I booted up my computer from normal and I was unable to interact with anything. Whether it was just a normal internet window, game, or the icons on the taskbar...I wasn't able to click on anything. I found out that if I would click the side mouse buttons of my mouse on the window or area I wanted to interact with that it would allow me to do so normally. It would only work for that one area though and not anything else.

Thus far I've ran virus/malware tests, checked health of hard drives, verified temperatures are normal, and completely reinstalled Win10 however it is still occurring. Last I reinstalled it worked normally but after a little while (couple hours of use maybe) the issue came back. This leads me to think it is some type of software interaction that is somewhat suppressing my mouse.

If anyone has any idea I'd appreciate hearing it, I've never dealt with an issue like this.


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I have searched google and tried everything, but nothing will work. Anyone know how or if it is even possible? Thanks.

A:Interaction between Flash and PHP

Hi gamewolf,

There's an example about how to send and get data between PHP and ActionScript on the following link :

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I work as an IT support tech at a college and the computers on campus have XP, Vista or 7 on them.

We use WinToFlash to make bootable USB install drives for speed and convenience. Right now, I have to carry around 4 USB drives:XP Install USB
Vista Install USB
7 Install USB
Hiren's BootCD

I was curious as to if it would be possible to somehow get all of those onto my 32GB USB drive and be able to choose which OS to install or boot to Hiren's BootCD.

Seems to me like I could do some kind of partitioning with it.

Any ideas?

A:[SOLVED] XP, Vista And 7 Setups On One USB

1st, Hiren's is warez - steer clear unless you have (proper) licenses for the 30-odd non-free (and non-redistributable, for that matter, making it borderline warez even if you *do* have licenses) programs on that disc.

2nd, yes - it's actually really easy to do with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT 2010):
cluberti.com ? MDT 2010 and deployment from a USB key
You can use MDT to install XP SP3, 2003 SP2, Vista, Server 2008, Windows 7, and Server 2008 R2 (and applications, and drivers, and do things based on model type, etc.... you can actually get really crazy if you'd like ). You just need to download and install (preferably onto a Win7 machine) the Win7 WAIK (and SP1 supplement if installed on Win7 SP1), MDT 2010 Update 1, and have the sources to the apps and OSes you want to install via MDT.

You can install via ISO, USB key, over the network, or via PXE boot (which is of course 100% network driven) based on what is created via MDT.

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As you see above, my security setup is okay because i know what i'm doing when i surf on the internet because i'm not stupid that click on everything you see on the webpage. Therefore, Emsisoft + Malwarebytes anti exploit is what i use since last 2 year. Talking about Emsisoft, this software and its community forum is great! Staffs response to false positive really fast as i expect because they care about customer satisfaction rather than money. By the way, i'm a hardcore gamer and been built tons of gaming PC in the past and now.

A:SloppyMcFloppy Security setups

Great config! Simple and effective.
Well done!

user102 said:

i know what i'm doing when i surf on the internetClick to expand...

Exactly that! Common sense is your best friend in online security.

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I just picked up a DVD-RW/CD-RW drive. I already have a DVD/CD-RW drive. I want to install both drives and I am not sure which drive should have the analog sound cable plugged in - the DVD/CD-RW or the DVD-RW/CD-RW drive?

Is there any way to connect an analog cable to both drives, so I can use either drive to play DVD movies? The mother board only has one CD-In plug.
Right now, I have the sound plugged into the DVD/CD-RW drive so I can only use the DVD-RW drive to burn DVD's.

Which would be a better choice to have the sound if only one can be plugged in?


A:Multiple DVD and CD-RW drive setups

If you're running Windows XP, you don't need the audio cable at all, you can throw it away. You also shouldn't need it to play DVD movies, the sound is sent over the IDE cable and decoded by the DVD playing codec on your computer (e.g. PowerDVD, WinDVD).

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Don't know if this is right place for this?
I have a W2K pro SP3 OS running Apache 1.3.27.
trying to add coldfusion MX
it says that my server is a stand alone
and will not allow me to put the files in the htdocs directory
so I gave up and let it install in seperate dir.
loaded the java server and installed the connector to apache
now CFMX has latched on to my IP address and I can't get admin to move the CFIDE files
Dreamweaver does not allow a remote connection to apache anymore.
Please Help


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I'd just like to see how well we're doing partition wise, especially with those of us with big HD's. I have a 120G WD SE, and here's mine right now. Tomorrow I'll be doing a whole repartitioning and reinstallation.

C: Games 17G
D: Music 17G
E: Junk 43.8G
F: Movies 23.8G
K: WinXP 8G

I know it sucks, my ROM drives (G:, H: ) actually are ahead of my root partition. I messed it up during my last installation and wasn't prepared to back up all my files to reformat. Currently I'm compressing all my music and movies and everything with WinRAR (which rocks) to backup. But, here's what I'm changing it to:

C: WinXP + Games 35G
D: Swap 768M (this'll actually be the first physical partition)
E: Media 30G
F: Junk 35G
G: Burnspace 15G

Nice and simple. Any suggestions?

But, post yours guys!

A:Post Your Partition Setups!

My simple partition layout

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As you see above, my security setup is okay because i know what i'm doing when i surf on the internet because i'm not stupid that click on everything you see on the webpage. Therefore, Emsisoft + Malwarebytes anti exploit is what i use since last 2 year. Talking about Emsisoft, this software and its community forum is great! Staffs response to false positive really fast as i expect because they care about customer satisfaction rather than money. By the way, i'm a hardcore gamer and been built tons of gaming PC in the past and now.

A:user102 Security setups

Great config! Simple and effective.
Well done!

user102 said:

i know what i'm doing when i surf on the internetClick to expand...

Exactly that! Common sense is your best friend in online security.

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Hey is it possible for me to make another user where I can completely change everything without it affecting my other users? For example the Visual Styles, explorer.exe, etc?


A:Multiple Desktop Setups?


Simple answer is no.

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I hope someone can help as I am doing my nut !

I am using Office Home & Student 2007 and am compiling a set of business accounts.

I have a master in Word 2007 with most of the textual matter. I have an Excel 2007 spreadsheet with 4 worksheets which I want to paste into the Word document. I find that I can cut and paste one spreadsheet OK but when I try to paste another worksheet I can only get the option "Paste as nested table."

I have tried doing the same operation with a blank Word document and find I can cut and paste the same 4 worksheets with no problem at all.

HELP !!!!!!!!!!!

A:Interaction of Word and Excel


In Word, when you click on the area on the page that you're trying to paste your second table into, do you see the Table Tools menu appear at the top of your screen?

If so, then what's happening is you're inadvertently trying to paste a table into a table (otherwise known as a nested table).

You might want to try clicking around your document until you find a place where the Table Tools menu doesn't appear and try pasting it there.

Let me know if that works.


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Download Windows 7 UX Interaction Guidelines

From Microsoft
Delivering a unitary user experience across Windows 7 is a detail that?s virtually out of Microsoft?s hands. While providing the operating system, the Redmond-based company has no control over the look and feel of the applications designed to run on top of the Windows client. However, the software giant is offering the necessary resources for third-party developers to provide a consistent user experience on the platform with their programs. In this regard, devs can access and download the Windows User Experience Interaction Guidelines. ...


A:Windows 7 UX Interaction Guidelines

Thanks for that.

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Hey all,

Title sums up the issue neatly. Over the past 3 days I've had my PC shut off at seemingly random intervals. Either when playing games, browsing the web or just sitting idle. The duration that my computer on is < 5 hours at any give time. Cleaned out the tower, using compressed air, checked to make sure all fans were running. Tracked temp with CPUID Hardware Monitor, didn't see anything out of normal (synced up with tower temp display right at a shut down. GPU around 65 and CPU in the low 60s.)

Specs - Custom Build
Running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. 6.1 Build 7601.
Mother Board - GA-970A-D3
32 gigs DDR2 Ram
AMD FX-6100 6 core (not overclocked)
AMD Radeon HD 6870 (single)

So here's what I've done so far;

Ran Anti-virus (Avast!) and Malware-bytes in normal and safe mode. Both came up clean.
Did a scan disk to check for disk errors, no errors found.
Searched for any blue screen logs to see what was wrong, no issues.
As I stated before, cleaned out the tower.
Checked all of the power cables, all secure.
Rolled back my drivers to last restore point, issue persisted.

If you need anything else please let me know. Thanks in advance.

A:PC Shutting off w/o user interaction

Try checking your windows log and see if any shows up there.

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Using WinXP, SP3. Have the internet activity icon in the taskbar. Just today have noticed that it is almost constantly active. How can I find out what program(s) are using the connection? Also notice that in the "Users" tab of Task Manager there is a "Session" column and I'm listed as "Console." Don't recall ever seeing this before.

Appreciate any advice/guidance/info.


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This problem just began happening a few weeks ago with Explorer 8. I try to go to the Netflix sign on screen and a window pops up that says Explorer has stopped working. I downloaded Explorer 9 but the same thing happens. Netflix works fine with Firefox or Safari from my PC. I am using Vista 64 bit.

A:Explorer 8 or 9 interaction with Netflix

Go into the Advanced section of your Internet Options and make sure the proper allowances are checked in the Multimedia Section. If they are, then use the defaults under Security.

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I use Firefox to browse webpages but I keep getting popups from IE, when I run hijack this, it has 4 instances of IE open. I have ran avast, malware bytes, and super anti spyware, they detect malicious items, but I am still having problems. Thanks for any help in advance.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 4:35:41 PM, on 8/6/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exeC:\Program Files\Synaptics�... Read more

A:IE keeps opening without user interaction

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.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.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.Double click DeFogger to run the tool. The ap... Read more

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I am having trouble getting difffernent wallpapers configured on my dual monitor setup with W7B1. Is this a known issue or is there something I am doing wrong? I am running an ATI 4870x2.

A:Wallpapers on Dual Monitor Setups.

click me!

That works like a charm . Sizes them to proportion (if needed).

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Is it possible that a CD ROM drive can cause app loads to fail? I've got a 32X CD ROM drive that's a Secondary IDE about 5 years old. I've got a Philips CD-RW installed as a Secondary Slave. Every time I put an app CD into the the ROM, the setup crashes, giving me a page fault. When I load it in the CD-RW, it runs just fine. I haven't been able to detect any hardware conflicts with the drive... Is it just old, or do I need to try and resinstall it?


A:CD ROM drive causing app setups to fail?

Some older cd-roms can not read newer formats(i guess thats what they are called-i remember reading it someplace). If you feel like doing it, i would try swapping the master/slave positions of the CD-rom and CD-RW just to see if it makes a difference.

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Hi - thought a new thread for this might be a good idea.

I've already been looking into upgrading from XP to 7 but onto a seperate hard drive (see this thread: Installing Windows 7 Upgrade to secondary hard drive)

I'm starting to think that a temporary dual boot scenario may be a good option. This tutorial is nice and straightforward: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP[3]=Installation%20and%20Setup

However, it doesn't say how to subsequently get out of the dual boot scenario.

Will simply formatting the drive with the unwanted OS on it work?

A:Removing dual boot setups

Yes, but then you may need to repair the boot loader. Go ahead and format, and we will work from there.

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hey everyone. I'm new here decided to join up. Help out in the areas i know well and maybe get some help in other areas... Which brings me to my next question... I am trying to set up some auto-install / unattended script that will do the following... **Note im trying to use batch .cmd files or something to allow this all to happen with only a couple clicks of the mouse. (objective is to load needed stuff on flash drive put into computer and double click an exe or a batch)

*Note this is for Windows XP Pro SP3

Here is what is needed (if you know a batch script or anything that can do any of the following ill take each one separately)

** Note ive been working with Almeza MultiSet to try to automate some of these tasks but it is giving me trouble with recording and files (so ive given up on that)

Change Screen ResolutionStart ? Control Panel (switch to classic view) ? Display
Click ?Settings? tab
Set ?Screen Resolution? to ?1680 x 1050? for 22? Wide Screen Monitors
Click ?OK? to accept the change

Install Elo Touch Screen Drivers
See ?Elo Touch Monitor ? Installation Guide"

Power/Screensaver SettingsStart ? Control Panel ? Switch to Classic View (Top Left Screen) ? Display ? Screensaver tab
Turn screensaver to ?none?
Click ?Power?

i. Turn off monitor: never
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just bought a dvd rw from from one of gotrootdudes deals
i was wondering, what is best media for a DVD R/ RW.
and what is the best cheapest hardware and burning software for transfering home videos to dvd to be preserved
the the system specs are

athlon 2100 xp processor
768 meg of pc 2100 ram
apex dvd rom
ati radeon 9000 pro

i have a hauppage usb 1.1 wintv , but i doubt it will be up to the task for video riping

A:what are the best setups for puting home videos on dvd

Only have DVD Player and CRDW myself so I cannot recommend particular media. However as to programs to work with - I suggest you try here :


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I've just yesterday switched from Win7 to Win10 so I might not know what is going on
It is Win 10Pro with win updates from 09.04.16. I've made some tweaks to the system regarding telemetry, error reporting, cortana, uses of camera and mic, generally all the options regarding privacy.
Now before someone tells me to just revert the changes I've made to the OS, I'd like to stress that it's not so simple as I've spend few hours editing group policies and used 2tweaking softwares. Now while I did reverted changes made by those programs, I just don't remember exactly what settings I've changed in Group policy editor.
Now some programs that I want to install- (so far)KIS 2016 and Foxit Reader don't want to install on my system giving me just this cryptic message
Is there any way to just see why those programs don't want to install on my system? What system options do they need to run, without me having to reinstall OS with it's default options?

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Hi, I am using a Nvidia Geforce 9500 GT card whitch have a d-sub, a DVI and a S-Video connector. i use the d-sub and dvi for connecting screens to my computer and the s-video for my tv. However, my card only allows me to use two screens at a time, so when i want to watch a movie from my computer i have to first change whitch screens to use in the nvidia control panel and then change screen position and resolution in the windows screen setup. and when i'm done and want to work with my computer i have to change it all back.

Now to the question, is there any software that let me change all this at once. preferably with presets so i can only, say, right click an icon in the taskbar and choose preset fom a menu?

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Hi folks,

I'm a reasonably technical person in the market for a new machine. Lately, at my work, I've had the pleasure of having a dual monitor setup, with 2 Dell 2007Fps flat-screen monitors.

Based on that, and some of my home work needs, I'd really like to go with something similar at home, but after doing a little research, I'm a little confused about what I need.

I will be using these monitors/graphics card primarily for work. I do play some games periodically, so I'd like adequate graphics performance there, but it's not like I'm playing Call of Duty incessantly. Ideally, I'd like to be able to run both monitors at 1600x1200.

So, to accomplish this, it seems like I need the following:

1. Two monitors that support 1600x1200
2. A graphics card that supports dual monitors

I'd prefer both of the monitor hookups to be digital, and of course money IS an object, so I'm looking to do this as reasonably as possible. So, some questions:

1. Is the screen resolution driven by the card, the monitors, or both?

2. Are there 19" monitors out there that support 1600x1200? I see plenty of 20" that do, but the price difference between 19" and 20" seems substantial.

3. Any particular graphics cards that seem good for this sort of thing?

4. Do I really have a grasp on what I need?



A:Question / Dual monitor setups

1) Both a) the card has to support the resolution and b) the monitors have to display the resolution.

2) I have not seen many if any that size with that resolution.. I am running a 22 that is only 1650x1080 but that has been perfectly fine for me. Also note that the higher the resolution is usually an additional cost.

3) If your doing light gaming get a gaming card. Don't skimp and get a business class card then get mad when your games don't work. Pretty much any PC made in the last 2-3 years will have dual outputs.

4) Yep the main thing to look at when buying the card is, both outputs are digital and the monitors you buy have the DVI connection if you want to keep it digital.

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