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Weird harddisk problem

Q: Weird harddisk problem

I'm having problems with this 80GB WD IDE harddisk I purchased 6 months ago. It was working perfectly fine until recently. Nowadays it suddenly disappears from Windows and BIOS without a warning. Then I turn my system off for a few minutes and then turn it back on and it's working again. I have Ariolic ActiveSMART software installed and it shows no problems with that particular harddisk. My system is an Intel 865PERL motherboard with P4 3Ghz HT, running a Windows XP Pro with all the updates installed for hardware and software.

I will appreciate any help/suggestions to resolve this problem

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A: Weird harddisk problem

Have you checked the ribbon cable to make sure its securely seated? If it passes S.M.A.R.T. tests but occationally fails thats the first place I'd check. If that doesnt' fix it, try an entirely new ribbon cable. Also be sure to check the molex connector.

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I have 40GB harddisk and now I am moving to 120GB SATA hardisk. But i want all the data with softwares, plugins and all the windows settings to be transferred in the 120 GB harddisk.

There is any way so that all files and setttings will transferred and I dont have to install everything again.

In my system Windows XP Pro SP1 is installed.
 

A:Transfer data/settings from small harddisk to big harddisk

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Hello all,

I need some advice.

I recently replaced my old harddisk to a new harddisk. The old harddisk has windows xp home and other programs installed.

I did not format the old harddisk, I only took out the old harddisk and replaced it with a new harddisk. I then installed windows xp home to the new harddisk.

While I am installing programs on the new harddisk, I discovered that one of the programs do not allow me to activate the program license because I have previously activated the program on my old windows. I need to do a proper uninstallation to release the license, then I can activate the license of the program in the new harddisk.

My question is, can I take out my current new harddisk, replace it with the old harddisk, boot up as normal into the old harddisk windows, uninstall the program inside the old harddisk, then replace the old hardisk with my new harddisk again.

Will I be able to access the old windows on the old harddisk?
Will it mess up my current windows/programs settings?
Will my current new harddisk windows be able to work as normal after accessing the old harddisk windows?
I thought of accessing the old harddisk as a slave, but I do not know if it is possible to access the old harddisk and do a proper uninstall of the program?
Is there any better way of uninstalling the program on my old harddisk?

Thanks in advance.

A:Accessing Win XP on old harddisk to uninstall programs after installing new harddisk

you have to swap out the drive completely. at no time should you have both hdd plugged in.

repeat, do not run them as master and slave. run each hdd individually at each time only.........

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Hi....


I have a strange problem with my harddisk. There'e a light idicator on my computer shows that if the harddisk is running or not. After restarting my computer, this ididicator shows that the harddisk is running. This light lasts for many hours even I stopped all the programs running and Internet is disconnected. THe only way to stop this idicator is running a virus scan on the harddisk. After that scan, the idicator's light stops showing that nothing is using the harddisk. The virus scan shows that my computer is clean. Some days this problem doesn't appear but most days I have to do scan. I forced to do this scan because neglecting this may lead to harddisk failure as it happend before.

Any help?

A:Problem with harddisk

Hello Newtonx,

This is normal for there to almost always be some activity on your hard disk. Vista has many background programs and services that are constantly accessing the hard disk. Some of the most common ones are the Index updating the index during low or idle usage of the computer, System Protection creating a restore point, scheduled Disk Defragmenter scans, etc........

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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My don't start.I need a recovery cd or usb. On the mean time bought a new harddisk now I need Windows 10.Try to do factory configuration, but nothing. Or simple I can't do that.I have never made a recovery cd. M#: E0K02UAS#: 5CG3254F3L

A:Harddisk problem

If you have previously installed and activated the Windows 10 you can reinstall it without a license key. The hardware id is stored on MS servers and will activate automatically.Use the directions here to "create installation media to use on another pc".https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/software-download/windows10

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Good morning.I have tried everything that's possible with my laptop.I can't get it to work. I try to do a factory reset but nothing.Is it not possibe to get a windows 10 recovery USB stick from hp support?or Ihave bought one, where can I get one?

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I have recently had a problem with my pc and have lost important data. I was able to recover some by using recovery software. So i decided to buy a external USB HD for backing up my data from now on. Although the USC HD worked on a friends PC with XP it does not work on mine with a Win 98SE OS.
I can see the HD in windows explorer but when i try to access it, it says that the drive is not formatted and asks if i want to format it. But the HD is already formatted. I did it on the friends machine (XP) where we copied some program files that i might need on my own system (winamp3, anti-spy etc.).

Although i tried hard to get the new HD working with the external usb case i could not succeed so i decided to install it in my case as a slave driver. (Yes, i did changed the jumper settings correctly). Now, both in windows system and bios settings the new HD is visible but no drive letter is assigned to it and i can not access it in windows explorer.

Please, help. I am about to loose my mind...

Thanks,
jt.
 

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My harddisk is keep working, although I do nothing. Even I close all applications, it still running and cause my computer work very slow.
I don't really know what happen with my computer. If anybody know how to fix it, please tell me.

thanks you!!
 

A:Got a harddisk problem!! need some help!! plz!!

Please post more details!! Like anything strange happen lately, recent downloads, hardware changes, do you run a firewall, virus protection, system specs etc. etc.
 

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My hard disk did not detecting when i connect hard disk to the pc the system will restarts
please anyone can help
 

A:harddisk problem

Remove temporarily the HDD while computer is turned off and unplugged. Does it reboot also?
 

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I have a 210GB Hard drive and apparently i only have 16GB of space left. This didn't look right to me so i went into my Cdrive and checked the size of each folder and added them up on a calculator. Not counting folders that were a few MB or KB the calculator told me i have only used approximately 146GB of space. I ran a defrag and cleanup only a few days ago. So what's going on?

Here are the folders in my C drive:

Program Files = 2GB
Program Files (x86) = 70GB
Windows Folder = 23GB
Users = 44.6GB
SwSetup = 6GB
Temp = 0 bytes
PerfLogs = 0 bytes
Intel = 604KB
inetpub = 188KB
IExp1.tmp = 0 bytes
IExp0.tmp = 0 bytes
Games = 126MB
col1832 = 2.16MB
ATI = 248MB
AMD = 3.87

A:HardDisk Problem

Are you counting hidden and system files?

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Sir, i've 80 gb harddisk, but unfortunately while i'm formatting it, it shows me only 37.7 gb instead of 80 gb. So, sir please help me urgently to solve this problem.
 

A:problem in harddisk

First, please confirm that the hard disk contains only one partition and that it uses all the space on the hard drive. If that is the case then I would guess that chkdsk has over the years identified (and marked unusable) about half the sectors on the disk. That is unlikely; more likely you are talking about a partition that is only about half the hard disk.
 

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Hello, my friend recently formated one of his hdd (the main), he put windows XP on it.. evreything works fine... on the bootup it finds 2 hdd.. so evreything is normal... same thing in the bios... but once he goes on my computer there's only one hdd, only the master.. it looks like that it doesn't find the slave. You guys have some advices?? Please let me know as soon as possibile.

Sincerely
Massimo
 

A:Problem with Harddisk!

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I have a laptop HDD in an enclosure as an external drive & have had it for about 4 months. It uses usb port. I was using my computer & the hdd was working fine when suddenly as i was downloading something it could not finish dloading because it said the (already written) files could not be detected. Then i disconnected the cable & replugged it & the green light turned on in HDD but it still wasnt detecting it. Then i thought maybe something was wrong or stuck in hdd so i took it out of the enclosure & everything looked fine so i put it back & when i went to plug it in a error showed at lower right of the screen which said that the port hub had a power surge & to disco the hdd & click reset. (Also the green light didnt even turn on this time.) So i did. Then i thought i always used only one end of the usb cable (Double header) so i didnt get why it didnt work but i went ahead & tryed using both heads of the cable & still again said the same thing. I always had enough power so i dont get it. I plugged in my ipod into the usb port & it works good. What should i do?
 

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I have WD Passport 320GB. I am using different desktop PC and laptops. All the window operating systems are XP. The problem is that pc or Laptop not always can recognise this USB HD.
Any suggestions to solve this problem
Thank you.
Moh
 

A:USB External Harddisk Problem

And what would the problem be?
 

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Hello everybody.
I have installed my new Win8 and it seems it is in conflict with my second harddrive - WDC WD3200AAKB-00WHA0.
When the drive is plugged in, Win8 won't start at all, when I remove it, Win8 boots normally (from my first harddrive).
BIOS settings are correct, the first booting device is the first harddrive, where win8 is installed.
All HDDs are SATA.

Please, do you have any comments, any ideas?

Thank you very much!

Kvint3

A:win8 and harddisk problem

What happens if you plug it in after restarting? If lucky, then you could get control of it, maybe.

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Hi.

I have just bought a new USB Harddisk case and plug it in onto my laptop, at first, it works fine. But in the past few days, Window XP cannot recognise the HD as "USB Mass Storage Device" as it used to be.

Now whenever I plug my USB cable in the port, it only shows "Unknown Device" under the Universal Serial Bus Controllers

What has gone wrong?

Thanks, guys !!!! This has been bothering me for a while..

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Ed
 

A:USB External Harddisk problem

This little raindance will usually fix this issue.

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
-------------------------- cut here --------------------------------
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]

"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"
-------------------------- cut here --------------------------------

Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.
 

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Good day!

I need help please. I have a seagate hard disk 80 GB. the problem started with a disk error then the bios now only detect 11BG of the total 80GB. How can i resolve this problem?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Seagate Harddisk Problem

Go to your HD manufacturer's web site download and run the HD diagnostic utility.
 

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Hi all,
Recently i have purchased 1TB Lacie external hard disk.I am unable to access the hard drive when connected to PC.When it is powered on it is giving sound.


Thanks&regards
Shankar
 

A:Reg. harddisk access problem

Is the external drive formatted?
 

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hi,
i recently got an additional 160 gb harddisk for my old pc.... and made my older 40 gb hd into the secondary drive... i have windows xp system
the older drive has 4 partitions... wen i check in MY COMPUTER the 4th partition in the secondary drive is shown as 6.91 gb... with free space of 1.11 gb... earlier, ie after the drives had been put in and the pc running fine, i could not access the data on the 4th part of the 40 gb older drive and even after trying with data recovery software i gave up n just formated it.... but even after the format the drive size is still being shown as..
free space:1.11 gb
total size : 6.91 gb..
is der any way i can fix this problem?this 40 gb hdd is 3 yrs old,... is it possible dat it is physically damaged?..

thanks...
zeke
 

A:secondary harddisk problem

I don't think it is damaged. Go to administrative tools via the control panel, run computer management then select disk management. (Take care here) Right click on the drive that has the problem and delete the 6GB partition. You should be able to see the full capacity of the drive in unallocated space. Create a new partition using all the space and let your system format the drive. Thinks should be fine if that is the case.

If you can see your old partitions in disk management but they are displayed as unknown or something you may have formated them as dynamic volumes before. In that case it could be possible to access their data if you need to but please ask around on how to do this-sorry I don't know!
 

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My XP does not detect my other harddisk (slave). Bios detects it but when windows starts i cannot access the drive. computer management-> disk managment does not do the trick this time. i installed windows again, and the drive was detected, but after a couple of boots it was the same. The harddisk cannot be found by windows. Both of my harddisks are Seagate Barracuda (master 120gb, slave 80gb) . I tried both of the disks on another computer and they worked fine. What is this, can anyone help?
 

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Hi, My Hp touchSmart 15-j949us; M#: E0K02UA; S#: 5CG3254F3L. Comes with windows 8.1 pro installed. This was 2 years ago. In 1915 I have upgrade to windows 10.I have had problem with my fanmotor. After replacing the fanmotor, the machine will not start.What must I do to get back to windows 10 after factory reset. I have not execute it yet. I got an mesage that said: www.hp.com/go/techcenter/startup

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hello guys on my external hard disk i have 4 folders with some files i never sav that i cant delete.. windows gives me a error
this folders have weird names like
4c402034084a40e5c0f56a85f1
826ceb777837a61f2fca6c
how can i delete this folders
 

A:windows xp harddisk problem

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My old 80GB crapped out on me, or so lengthy revival attempts showed, after a "Disk Read Error" message and reboot cycle on startup. So my friend gave me his old 40GB drive that may or may not have been formatted, he doesn't recall. I plug the Master ribbon cable and power connector to the drive, put my XP disk into my CD drive (to install XP when the time comes) and power on. The drive spins up. I get "Detecting Primary Master..............." or some such and then it goes to a black screen with a little flashing underscore. Oddly enough the light in my optical mouse flashes in time with it.

Am I just missing something in the reformat process or do I have something more to be concerned about?

Update: Okay, I changed my boot order so now I can get the XP CD to start starting. But part way through it stops and gives me "SESSION3_INITIALIZATION_FAILED" and then tells me to make sure any new hardware is properly installed. It adds the Technical Information of "STOP: 0x0000006F (0x00000020, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)" I'm using the ribbon-cable designated Master... does it matter if I use P4 or P5 for power?

It doesn't appear that Jumper position is the issue since I've tried it on Master and Cable Select with the same result...

Edit 2: XP disk was only an Upgrade so I'm up the creek at the moment. I'll try again later. Bah!
 

A:Harddisk install problem

First, try to format the drive with delpart to be sure, that all partitions which may have been created are delete Can you put the jumper on slave mode ? Or was your other drive master?
 

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hi..my harddisk screwed up..i'm able to start up the pc but it does not load windows where a blue screen is shown for 1 second and then it restarts itself..i sent it for repair and the guy said that my harddisk partition is screwed up and he cant reinstall windows..is this possible?

which is a better brand? western digital, maxtor, or seagate?
 

A:can a harddisk boot if there's problem with partition?

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i got eject problem everytime i plug any usb drive
when i open the process using a program called "procexp" or process explorer that i downloaded , i found some process preventing the safely remove hardware
Screenshot below :

the process is :
1. $extend/$metadata
2. System Volume Information

edit : i cant close the handle (process) it say "the handle is invalid"
i am using win 10 build 10586

please help me, any comment is greatly appreciated
thanks

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I am completely perplexed with this.

Ok so I have the installation file for Alcohol 120% v1965529 on a DVD, so when I try copy pasting it to my E:\ drive I get an Access Denied - Make sure the file is not in use or write protected error.

However, I can copy it with no problem to my C:\ drive. Once I do that, if I try to run the installation, I get the "Windows cannot find the specified path, device or file. Make sure you have the appropriate permissions to access the item." error.

Trying to copy it from C:\ to E:\ gives me the access denied error again, and I've already removed all atributes, like read-only. What the hell is going on here? I'm system administrator, and in the 4+ years I've been using WinXP, I have never seen this problem! The file isn't corrupt, it works on other computers.

Right clicking on it, the context menu takes a good 6 seconds to show up.
 

A:Solved: Weird weird problem with Alcohol 120% - ACCESS DENIED

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Assume I have a rather new external (Toshiba) 3TB USB harddisk.

During the last days I experienced a data loss because one of the data blocks on the hard disk seems to get damaged.

I run a surface test with one of these hardidsk management tools like Minitool Partition Wizard.

It shows exactly ONE bad block on the hard disk (see attached snapshot).

So if I backup the current stuff to another hard disk, then re-format the hard disk and finally re-transfer the data files on the hard disk in focus: Can I continue to use this hard disk without problems?

I have heard that new hard disks are smart enough to exclude such error blocks from their internal table of free available blocks.
So if I later copy some files onto it then the files will NEVER be copied to the bad block.
It will be completely invisible in the future.

Is this correct?

Thank you
Peter

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Hi, I have a boot problem.when i do the Harddisktest it gives a failure:u4G42K-5SU8HT-MFPV5F-60W303with product id: A1Z63EA#ABH I used UBUNTU to save files from my harddisk, so i can see the maps. Is it possible that it is stil broken? regards, Patrick  













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A:boot problem/ harddisk problem

Hi,It had failed. You need to replace hard drive with new one of similar form factor2.5 inch SATA HDDhttp://support.hp.com/ph-en/document/c03025707Use recovery media to factory reset after replacement.Your came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bitRegardsVisruth

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Hello everyone,

i'm having a weird problem in my setup, it's not a real problem but it's very annoying.

i can't post a screenshot right now, but the situation is pretty simple:

i have a "login button" (see attached example) floating on the left of my third screen. It's the same exact button from the login screen.

The button can't be moved, it doesn't react to right-click but it does react to left click, showing the account control panel

If i try to change resolution (forcing a redraw of the screens) the button goes away, then it comes back in the same position after some time (minutes)

how can i get rid of it?
thanks

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Hello. Approx two hours ago I was watching some google pictures. After clicking one of them, I noticed the Java-program/script or something ran for two seconds. I thought it was harmless.A few minutes later I was going to find something in my documents folder, where I noticed every file was gone from the folder. The files were showed on Windows/Start->All programs-> and I could see the files where you can usually start programs. The were also some scanner icon to left, not normal ones. It was definetely new icons, that look like all other virus ikons. Also I couldnt open programs as far as I can remember, but somehow I managed to open taskmanagr, but not the original but processexplorer or something(I've had a virus before, where I tas told to download that program from this site). I exited those progresses that I knew were the suspicious ones. After a while, trying to check up on internet my computer shut down itself. I ran it in safemode afterwards, running Malwarebytes program, cant remember full name but I got it from here. There were zero infections. Afterwards I could actually use ad-aware, I ran a scan, deleted two infections and went to safemode again. I tried hijackthis at first, but I was told I "administrator has set the system settings that prevent this installation" or something like that. I'm norwegian so sorry for the bad translation. I got it to work by saving it to the desktop. Here is the log, I still haven't shutdown computer ... Read more

A:My documents folder content removed, harddisk problem etc. Headache virus..

I'm also curious how I will recover the files from my documents as I can now remember they were gone from Start-All programs (plus recycle bin) too?
 

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Hello everybody,
I have the following problem:
I have an Alienware 17 laptop. When the charging cable (while attached to the laptop) is put into the socket, the laptop makes a beeping noise, and switches on - well, something is switched on.
There is no proper boot, but I can can hear the harddisk spinning. It will stay like that, until i push the Reset button, upon which the laptop boots properly.
I wonder, what is the reason for this behaviour & is there a chance that this will damage my hardware?
At any rate, I would very much like to stop this behaviour.
Your help is much appreciated.
Philipp

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Hello,
I have just installed ms office professional recently. I usually open this program for a game. When i open it it gives me this -- Imageshack - 85374956
It happened with this program. I dont think it does with the other ones..
This has not happened until i installed ms office 2007. im really pissed now because i have had quite alot of problems with it. I might just uninstall it and never install it again because its interfeiring with other programs. If anyone can help cool if not ill just uninstall it.

A:Weird - Very weird annoying problem

Nothing happens if you wait for it to "finish configuring"? May I suggest trying to run it as administrator? Even if you're running an administrator account, you may want to try and give the program administrator privileges; right-click on the program you're running and select Run as Administrator.

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I have the strangest problem with my internet since updating to W8. My internet works absolutely fine all day, up until later in the day (not sure what time exactly this happens) but it stops working! It says it is connected but it simple can't find a network.

I am connected via LAN to an apartments in house internet setup.

I honestly have no idea what the problem could be! When I was in W7 it was fine. The ethernet cable is always plugged in properly.

I have talked to the internet "pro's" who operate the LAN in the building but they are confused by this too.

Help would be great thanks.

A:Weird Weird Problem!

Are others in the building also losing their internet access at a similar time? Upgrading to Windows 8 could be co-incidental. There are some really bizarre things that can upset an ADSL signal if that's how the building gets its access.

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Hi All

I just purchased two SSD's and have them in Raid0 as my boot drive with program gfiles installed. I am not even sure how to describe my problem but here goes. I click on a program or drive and nothing happens for up to 15 secs then I hear this noise and bingo whatever I click on opens. I use paltalk a bit and it will sit there trying to connect then again that strange noise and it connects immediately ... could my network card be "sleeping" .. I really have no idea .. I should be getting almost instant performance with two SSD's in raid but I am not ... any suggestions on this weird issue most welcome

A:Weird Problem

Check out the power options on all relevant hardware in Device manager, It could be the network card or even the drives. USB could be an issue too if you have any relevant hardware attached.

Also check any options on your raid controller that may be separate from the Device manager

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Every hour on the hour the program I'm running deselects itself as if another program/window has been selected. This is annoying if I'm playing an online game fullscreen as it goes to the desktop. I think the problem might be with zone alarm refreshing or something, can anyone help me or know what the problem is?

Thanks

A:Weird Problem

Hi and welcome,
More than likely, yes it is zonealarm. I run into the same problem when I play a game on my pc and forget to turn off comodo. It is irritating for sure. Of course, if you are online you don't want to turn your firewall off. I am not sure if zonealarm has anything you can configure for gaming, though. At least, not that I can remember.

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I have had a weird problem for awhile now when using AIM. Everything is normal at first when IMing, then after awhile the regular IM sounds switch to just beeps like the computer error beeps whenever a message comes in. The messages still flow normally, but the smilies are also disabled and it shows a blank box around wherever each smiley would be. Eventually, especially if I have more than one conversation going at once, the box sort of freezes up and I can't see the menu options on the message box.

If I exit AIM and start it again, the process starts over with everything working OK for awhile, then getting bad again.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling AIM, and the problem still happens.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
 

A:Weird problem with AIM

ive never had a problem with aim. u can uninstall and reinstall it. what version are u using? the latest one for windows xp is 6.5. hope this helps u.
 

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Hi everyone...

There is something wrong with my computer and I really can't pinpoint what it is. It started this morning with my email program telling me that the inbox was damaged (Eudora) and a new one needs to be created. This happens every single time I open it and now its telling me cannot read/write to inbox as inbox contains an invalid argument.

Every time I reset the computer it tells me the disk needs to be checked and so I let it go through... the first thing it says it that the pagefile.sys is an invalid size, then it goes through temporary internet files one by one saying every single file is either cross linked to some allocation unit or the first allocation unit is not valid and will be truncated. It keeps going and going and I have ended up resetting it and skipping disk check because it takes too long.

The other weird thing is that some of the keyboard buttons don't work such as "CTRL" like when I press CTRL + H just the letter h comes up on the screen and the history does not appear. The + and - keys do not work above the keypad only on the numerical keypad.

My antivirus is having a fit and will not work at all (I use VET) and I ran pccillin house call which did not find anything. I also ran adaware which did not find anything.

I am really stumped I have never seen anything like this before. Please help!!!

I am running Windows XP Pro.

Thanks.
 

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My problem is that sometimes, when i have enough programs or firefox windows opened, i cannot open any more programs, right click on the desktop, or ctrl+alt+del. I do it and nothing happens. Its like i run out of ram. I have to close down one program to open up another. I have 1gb of ram. I dont think its a ram problem because most of the time i can open way more stuff and not expereince this weird effect. The only way to fix it is to restart my computer sometimes.

What could be the problem.
 

A:weird xp problem

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Hi there,
I'm having a very strange log-in problem at CBSSports.com. I can log in on my iPhone and on my laptop, but when I use my desktop the login info wont work. I can also log in to regular old CBS.com but if I try to go to the sports section from there, it asks me to log in again. I do not get any sort of error saying I'm using the wrong info...I just click sign in and the page reloads. I tried changing my password and contacting their tech support...nothing so far. I tried using both Chrome and IE, no good. I cleared all my cache and temp files, restarted the computer...no luck. I'm sort of baffled. Any ideas?? I'm not too tech savvy...FYI.
Thanks!
 

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I have 2 user accounts on this computer. Mine has admin priveledges, the one my family uses is limited. All has been well until now. In my account IE works perfectly, but in the other one, it doesn't. What happens is that when you go to google for example, and type something in the query box and hit the search button, absolutely nothing happens. If you right click on "advanced search" and open it in a new window, it opens up completely blank except for the theme borders, menu, buttons etc. The address box is totally blank. You can click on other links on the google home page, and they work fine, and as mentioned before, it all works fine under my account. This all just started happening a week or so ago, and for the life of me, I can't figure out what, if anything, I have changed to cause this. I really don't want to reinstall windows, as I only have a 56K dialup, and all the updates are now current. I wish I knew a way to save those updates to migrate them to a fresh install so I don't have to spend 12 hours downloading them again. Any thoughts??
 

A:Weird IE problem in XP

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i am currently using mozilla right now for my browser but there are a few things i need IE for . The reason why i cannot use it is because it gives me a blank page with no error. I know that it actually goes to the page too because i right click and view the source and gives the correct hteml source for the page. i am running win2k pro and i tried downloading the lates patch for ie 6.0. Is there a place where i can just redownload IE 6 , i cant get it to come up on miicrosofts site. any ideas , thanks in advance
 

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You might give IEFix Utility a try first.
Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1
 

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I don't know if this has been posted or not already, but something weird has happened to my Sims 2 game. When we first got it, I installed it on our computer and it worked fine. There are three people who play the game in my family, and it worked on all three of their separate user profiles (which were limited accounts). All of a sudden one day my sister could not run the Sims 2. When she clicked on it, it started to start up like normal, then all of a sudden a box came up that said "Unspecified Error". However, the Sims 2 worked on the profile where it was installed. I then uninstalled the Sims 2 from our computer and reinstalled it. Once again, it only works on the profile where it was installed. I don't know what the problem is because we did not have any kind of problems up until a few days ago. Please help!
 

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ey, I have this weird problem with my comp, evertytime i try and log onto MSN, it says something is wrong with my Keyports but I dont have any firewalls on (thats what I think so if i do plz prove me wrong) and when i go to sign into world of warcraft, it doesnt connect it just goes Disconnected from server. but my internet explorer works and everything, I dont understand. Please Help. THanks Peace out
 

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kaeb said:



ey, I have this weird problem with my comp, evertytime i try and log onto MSN, it says something is wrong with my Keyports but I dont have any firewalls on (thats what I think so if i do plz prove me wrong) and when i go to sign into world of warcraft, it doesnt connect it just goes Disconnected from server. but my internet explorer works and everything, I dont understand. Please Help. THanks Peace outClick to expand...


Hi

Can you tell us how you connect to the internet?, if your running XP then it has a built in firewall, if your behind a router, that to has a firewall.

Answers on a postcard to the forum please....

Regards
 

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So I have recently just bought this laptop everything is fine except for one thing, the ac 8625.
The upstream is fine and is pretty much the same as the other wifi devices at home however the downstream is ridiculous (Usually get 80+ mbps, only getting <2.5mbps if lucky) so I swapped it out for another 8625 same problem. tried a dual band wifi usb, same problem. Used my dads old Single Band wifi usb... THEN i got normal speeds which blew my mind.

So i tested the Dual band usb on my desktop computer and get the normal speeds of 80+. I also checked the wifi card thats in my desktop and I didnt even realise it was the Exact same 8625 as the one in the laptop. I tried it and got normal speeds as well.

Im at a loss here, I have never seen anything like this where only the downstream is affected on a dualband connection ONLY to the laptop. dualband is working on my desktop and its really frustrating. sorry for grammar mistakes and weird formatting.
 

A:Need help with a weird Wi-fi problem

Do you mean the Intel AC 8265 dual band wireless card ?

What is the make and full model name of the laptop ?

Please run this on the laptop and paste the text output into your next reply :- https://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe
 

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Hi..this can proly be fixed in a matter of seconds but for some reason I cant view the html source of any webpage (including mine). This just started happening.
 

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can be specific at the moment (but will get the info later)

running 98se

3 HDs
1 cd
1 back/up removable

recently the PC does not always boot up, stopping after the POST, displaying the HD's
then freezing,

also when working it will freeze, put it down to low disk space, (so cleared a lot of crap)

when it freezes, even after a reset/power up CTRL/ALt/Del still stops after the POST (can still get into the BIOS)

now, when I put the removable drive back into its Caddy, it boots every time !

thinks maybe one of the drives is on its way out...

will get some more info

ideas ?
 

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