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HELP! my computer is dieing part by part.

Q: HELP! my computer is dieing part by part.

About 6 days ago my Ethernet cable and some of my USB ports stopped working so i called ASUS (my motherboard manufacturer) and the technition told me that the problem may be my powersupply. Sure enough when i bought a new one it worked. But what I also have noticed is that now other things on my computer are dieing. My DVD drive can not read most disks, the only one i was able to get it to read was Minority Report, and just yesterday windows explorer stopped working on my computer even after a restart. i looked online and found that this could be because windows cant find hardware that should be there. i dont know what to do. im getting the vista disk from a friend today to reinstall but i have a feeling that thats not the problem.

powersupply i got:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817159040

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Preferred Solution: HELP! my computer is dieing part by part.

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: HELP! my computer is dieing part by part.

well..the new install will sort out one route of problems...wen diagnosing a problem you need to cover all possible routes that a problem could stem from...so..the software is one of those routes...get it fresh installed and patched all up to date..then give it a try...

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So I have a 1.5 terabite external hard drive and I want to be able to have it work with my Playstation 3. I also want it to work with my Toshiba Laptop which has Vista. Can anyone tell my how to format the partition so that it is Fat32 and the other is NTFS? on a side note if I instal UBuntu onto my PS3 do I need to use the fat32 for that also or will NTFS work with it? Thanks alot.

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Does anyone know if a U530 motherboard (part DA0LZ9MB8G0) compatible with a U430P (part DA0LZ9MB8F0)? These look identical apart from 1 connector which appears to be in a different position. Many thanks in advance to anyone that can help! 

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Hi,
I would like to be able to add a media card reader to my 3010MT Optiplex Dell PC system. I noticed some machines were equipped with one 5.25" bay sharing a slim optical drive and media card reader in one bay.

What options do I have, do I have to change out my current optical drive or can I buy a media card reader that will fit with correct caddy etc in my current available 5.25" space below my optical drive.?

Basically wanted part numbers for 19 in 1 mcr for my 3010MT. Also, would a generic 5.25 device work?

Thanks

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Im creating a normal document in Microsoft Word and I need to have one section of information automatically copied and pasted to another section of the document... and like update when any info is changed. Basically its a notes section on each page of the document that I want copied to a summary section without deleting the original notes. Ive tried understanding forms and macros but Imnot even sure thats what I should be trying. Can anyone help?
 

A:Can Microsoft Word auto copy one part of a doc & paste it to another part of same doc

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I have a wireless modem connected to my main desktop in a downstairs room of my house (where my Comcast internet connection is located). The wireless connectivity is fine throughout the house for the most part.

However, if I want to connect to a slingbox to my tv upstairs which requires a hard wired ethernet connection, what are my options?

I will have no permanent computer upstairs.

Can I configure an access point for this or will I have to look at one of Cicso Power type options for this type of needed connection?
 

A:Wireless router in part of house, but need a hardwired connection in another part

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My HP Notebook - 15-r264dx TouchSmart (ENERGY STAR) - Will not power on. After dissasembling it, I found that the connection between the small board containing the power button and the 4 wire ribbon cable that leads back to the motherboard was broken. I tried to fix it by pressing the four wires onto their contacts, and pressing the power button then. That did not work, probably indicating that once the connection is broken, it cannot be put back. So I either need to find a fix for that, or purchase a replacement part. The part is: TMT YA-4A1  54V-0  E114139 (It would need to be both the power button chip and the ribbon cable, connected.) ps. The computer works aside from the power button malfunction, as I touched two of the contact wires in the ribbon cable together and it turned on. Also, I do not know whether it is a 64 bit or 32 bit, but I doubt that will have any weight on the solution.

A:Where can I purchase a replacement part/repair existing part...

Hi, Vendors now only sell the whole part. Please check the following list which shows all availabe parts for your machine:     http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?SearchText=L0T71UA If you only needed a small piece, you may have to buy whole part or working out part for that piece and search on eBay. Regards.

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Hello folks,
At the risk of sounding thick.
I have a LaCie 500gb formatted with Fat32, this was for use with my PC AND PS3. I have about 150gb used. I now want to back up my pc to make some hardware changes but i cant back this up to my EHD because its formated to fat32. I don't have enough room on my HD to save the data from my EHD, format the EHD to ntfs and save it back.
Is it possible to format an EHD to part fat32 and part ntfs?
Or is my only alternative another EHD?
Thanks for any help
Paul
 

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Hi there, I've been searching and searching, and couldn't find any information on this. What is the 512 GB Samsung part that I receive, when I order the Lenovo part number "4XB0N10300" for my P50? Is it PM961? If not, what would be the correct Lenovo part number to go by in order to obtain the PM961? Thank you in advance!

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i have a windows xp home o/s on a dell dimension 8200
last week i casually deleted my video driver instead of a similarly named program which i did not want. for several days i could not see anything on my monitor. while i was out getting the startup discs from my brother in law who has the same computer (system and all) because my house ate my set, my sister was trying to "help" fix it by putting in the emergency boot and repair disks i made for a different computer... a dell 4300 with ME o/s... and when i got back... well, lets just say i was unhappy.

the computer refused to acknowledge that i had a hard drive so i popped in the o/s cd from dell and added another partition so now i can see and use my computer.

now, is there any way i can get my other information back? when i open computer management, and click on disk management i see two partitions on Disk 0 :

( )
37.27 GB FAT
Healthy (EISA Configuration)

(C: )
37.25 GB NTFS
Healthy (System)

if i make the ( ) the active partition it goes back to being unable to load (but still there)

any thoughts on this situation (besides what i can do to my sister) would be very much appreciated.
 

A:cannot access part of my harddrive (the part with all my files)

try Partition magic or Disk magic. You may be able to re-activate your partition with those. Otherwise you'll need a program to recover your files. I just used File Scavanger ($40) to recover files from a hard drive that got trashed from a major system failure. I regained 80% of my files, fortunately about 95% of my most important ones. Most of the other programs are $90 & up. Good luck and make your sister pay for these programs
 

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I am using Excel 2010. In cell B26, I want it to read "The total is ..", followed by a variable picked up from cell F4. The variable has to be included in cell B26.

It's annoying, because 10 or 15 years ago I knew how to do this, but now I can't remember. I tried searching office.com help, but without obvious search terms, it's frustrating. Can someone help?
 

A:Part text, part variable in a cell

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A Dell machine I have is having power issues, I came across this thread: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/818967-dell-xps-410-shutdown-startup.html#post6637614

Further down in that thread, I saw this post which explains I need to replace a piece: http://forums.techguy.org/6637614-post10.html

I Google'd around for that part # but could not find it to buy. Any ideas?
 

A:Dell sold defective part, where can I buy the part?

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Is this the correct picture?  Google is showing me a simpler adapter without the USB portion (i.e. passive adapter).  I wish to be able to use this to connect my dual-link DVI only monitor that is 2560x1440 to my laptop (radeon 8750m) which only has VGA or display port.  Is this the correct adapter?  The description does mention 2560x1600, but I'm a little skeptical due to the differring picture results from my Google search.

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I recently reformatted my main (of 2) partition (holding Windows XP home and program files, the C drive) due to a virus. All my files were on a 2nd partition (D) that wasn't formatted in order to save my files. After reinstalling WinXP, I then moved my files to the OS partition, and formatted the 2nd partition as well, trying to give my whole drive a good clean. Unfortunately, when rebooting, my machine wouldn't start up because "NTLDR file is missing".

I realized it was looking for NTLDR on the D: drive (Files drive) and thus solved the problem by using my XP setup CD to copy NTLDR, ntdetect.com, and Boot.ini on to the D: drive. Then I ran Bootcfg from the XP setup CD recovery consol to set Boot.ini to point to my windows XP installation on the C: drive. So, now it starts up fine, but clearly my computer is recognizing the D: partition as the "Active" partition, when the C: partition really should be it!

So, I would like to get things back to normal but I can't figure out how to reset which partition is considered "Active". When I use PartitionMagic, the option to "Set as Active..." my C: partition is unavailable, in part, I suspect, because for some reason my OS partition (with WinXP on it, C is set up as a "Logical" partition, and not a "Primary" partition. Furthermore, there is this unexplained "Extended" partition w/ no drive letter that is exactly the same size the C: drive. I read th... Read more

A:Solved: Complicated Partition Q's: Setting "Active" part.; Boot not same as System part.; etc

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Alright here is my issue as best as I can explain it. I have two drives, one with a system partition one with my boot. The one with the boot is the drive I want to use as my primary. I want to format the drive with the system partition.

How can I move the sys partition to the boot drive so that I can format the other since right now disk management will not let me format the drive with the sys partition.

Picture for more info
Disk 3/Vol6 is what I want to save and align sys/boot too. Disk 4/Vol7 is what I want to format.
Thanks a lot!

A:System Part and Boot Part Diff Drives. Want to Align SYS and BOOT

On second thought- use easybcd - it has a very easy change boot drive option.

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This is the front of my atx computer case.
It is the only part of the case that is broken the rest is mint, is it possible to get a better one?
Do you know the name of the part?

A:What is this computer Part?

I believe it's called the 'Front Bevel'

As to getting a new one, it all depends on if anyone has one lying around. I don't like your chances ordering a new one though.

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Hi there,

Last week I was having problems with spyware and malware, and cookiegal was kindly helping me out . I never got to the bottom of my problems as my damm hard drive crashed before I could do what she suggested and left me with a copy of windows that refused to load no matter what I did.
I am now back online but my computer is still giving me problems.
I have got a copy of spy sweeper although a few things still remain.

here is my hjt log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:19:21, on 05/04/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\helper.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ATKKBService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
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A:detoxing my computer part 2

W32/Forbot-BD worm (aka: Backdoor.Win32.Wootbot.gen)
http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/analyses/w32forbotbd.html
In HJT, place a checkmark next to the following two entries only and click "Fix checked":

F2 - REG:system.ini: Shell=explorer.exe, msmsgs.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSN Messenger] C:\WINDOWS\System32\msmsgs.exe
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Boot to Safe Mode

How to boot into safe mode | 2
Go to: Control Panel > Folder Options > View tab:
Checkmark "show hidden files"
Uncheck "hide extensions for known file types"
Uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" (you can re-check this later, if you wish)
OK everything and close Folder Options.
Delete this file:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\msmsgs.exe
Empty all files in your Temp folder
Go to: Start > Run
Type: %temp%
Hit Enter
Edit menu > select all > delete

(Note, Windows won't let you delete any files that are in use, but delete all others)

Go to: C:\Windows\Temp
Delete all files
(keep the Cookies, History, Temporary Internet Files subfolders)

If it exists, do the same for "C:\Temp" (delete all files within)

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Go to: Control Panel > Internet Options
General tab > Temporary Internet Files > Delete Files:
Checkmark "Delete all offline content"
Click OK

Go to the "Programs" tab, then click the "Reset Web Settings" button.
Click Apply.
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Hi guys.

Well you know how there is software out there that cleans the computers software portion of the computer.

It clans it of Malware, the temp files and all that other stuff.

What are the top guns software that is good for performing this type of objective?

As of now I have:

Malwbrytes

Avg and TempFile cleaner. What else is a good software?

Thank-you guys for your comments and suggestions

good-bye

A:"Clean" the O.S. part of computer

What firewall are you using?No single product is 100% foolproof and can prevent, detect and remove all threats at any given time. The security community is in a constant state of change as new infections appear. Each vendor has its own definition of what constitutes malware and scanning your computer using different criteria will yield different results. The fact that each program has its own definition files means that some malware may be picked up by one that could be missed by another. Thus, a multi-layered defense using several anti-spyware products (including an effective firewall) to supplement your anti-virus combined with common sense and safe surfing habits provides the most complete protection. Bleeping Computer's Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial AppsBleeping Computer's List of Virus & Malware Resources

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I have just recently gotten a little bit of money (Christmas) and I decided that I would spend it on my computer.
I use my computer to play games. (Path of Exile/CSGO/BoI) Also I am constantly on Chrome with multiple tabs open on Youtube or Netflix or the like.

I will also be upgrading my Gamecom 780 headset since they are 4 years old now and starting to make popping noises. (Thinking one of the HyperX headsets.)
My Specs are:

AMD R9 270x - GPU
AMD FX 6100 - CPU
Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 - Motherboard
Antec Neo Eco 620c - PSU
8GB RAM (2 4GB sticks)
Antec 300 Case
Using Windows 10 Home

I have not upgraded my computer in a while, the last thing I changed was my PSU since the old one blew up. I don't really have a specific price range but I definitely prefer it on the cheaper side.

Out of all of my computers parts what is most in need of an upgrade?

Thanks in advance and if you need any more information, please let me know.
 

A:Which part of my computer is the most in need of an upgrade?

Your Gigabyte motherboard comes in several revisions.
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3908#ov
Which revision number is yours?

All revision numbers support up to 32 GB of DDR3 RAM.
It already has 2 - 4 GB modules, so I would add 2 more 4 GB modules in the 2 empty DIMM slots so it's running with 16 GB.

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It appears to me that the only way I can get some kin of response is when I do a new thread so if that's what I have to do then I'll do wat it takes....I need some HELP PLEASE!!!
 

A:Computer Freeze (Part 3)

THANKS A LOT FOR ALL NO LACK OF TECHNICAL SUPPORT!!!
 

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Anyone know any computer part wholesalers?

I don't really plan on stocking inventory, preferably ordering parts as time goes. I do have a reseller's license. Thanks.
 

A:Computer Part Wholesalers

To get items wholesale then yes you would have to have a reseller's license.
 

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I have a Flex 2-14 and I need a part. It attatches to the motherboard via ribbon cable and it's the circuit board with the power button on it. I cannot or don't know what part number to look up, any help would be appreciated. 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:Flex 2-14 - Need a Part for my computer

Hi smbainter , 
 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
It's best if you have the machine number from the sticker or check it from the parts lookup page, where you can also get the particular Power board part number and power board cable. 
 
As example I used Machine Type - Model 59418273  LenovoFlex2-14GPGRTXI54210U8G1288MUS from partslookuppage  giving me :
Part number : 5C50F76769 Power Board W Flex2-15 CARDS MISC INTERNAL 
Then checking on the FRU list of the hardware manual, shows Item number 5 page 71 on the dissection figure . 
 
To verify herewith is the service training guide for video referencing the part you are describing as power board. 
 
Update us how it goes for you. 
 
 
Regards

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i just bought a new 80 gb hard drive for thta computer i bought a whiel back , i plugged it all in , adn put my windows xp disc in , it ran from the disc and installed windows but whenit rebooted it said " error loading operating system " , what should i do ?
 

A:3 dollar computer part 2

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I really got tired of all the noise and after several days and about $150 later, I have one that is almost totally silent.

Yesterday, I opened the case, connected another hard disk for backing up its data and then realized the darned thing was still on.

It's really nice having a quiet computer; but, I gotta be more careful.

Just braggin' (or should I?)
 

A:The bad part of having a really quiet computer.

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Took this from the result.txt file from Hijackthis Analyzer. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!

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Log was analyzed using HijackThis Analyzer - Updated on 12/17/04
Get updates at http://www.greyknight17.com/download.htm#programs

***Security Programs Detected***

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\SAVScan.exe
c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
O2 - BHO: CNavExtBho Class - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - c:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] "c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe"
O23 - Service: Symantec Event Manager - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Password Validation - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccPwdSvc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Settings Manager - Symantec Corporation - c:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
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A:sluggish computer part 2

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that Display the contents of System Folders' is checked. Windows XP's search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that Search system folders, Search hidden files and folders, and Search subfolders are checked.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore. Click Apply and then OK. Restart your computer. After we are finished with your log file and verified that it's clean, you may turn it back on and create a new restore point.

Download CWShredder and click on 'Fix' (it will automatical... Read more

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I made a post about this at an earlier time, but I want to further expand on the problem.

I have done most of the necessary maintaince for my computer, but it keeps lagging at times. Right now, my computer is lagging as I am typing this message. I have tried defragmenting the disk, I have virus scanned, spyware scanned, and registry edited. Does anyone know a GOOD registry clean that is FREE? Anyway, I did all of that and my computer still lags in places. I don't think it's my RAM because my father's computer has the same amount of RAM and it does not lag when it is in operation (even when he's at 640X480 resolution). I also used the utlity called Hijack This. Here's the log file:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:02:02 PM, on 12/28/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\PRISMSVR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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A:My computer is lagging, Part II

>_< I forgot to add the amount of RAM is 256 for my dad's computer, and it is the same for my computer.

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So my computer just freezes. Cant even ctr alt delete, when music plays, it just replays the same note when this happens.
It happens anywhere from 1 mins to an hour.

Alright, So I reformatted my harddrives, and reinstalled the Os hoping that might fix the freezing problem, but no. I also checked to see if the Hdd's were coflicting so I ran with each one seperately, same problem. I cleaned out my computer, blew out all dust particles i could. Some guy toldl me to take a stick of ram out, i did, still problem occured. However, the problem doesnt seem to occur to the computer in SAFE MODE, wat does it all mean?

A:My computer Just Freezes (Part 2)

That a driver or service is to blame, one not loaded during Safe Mode.

1. Download AutoRuns, freeware by Sysinternals/Microsoft
http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/fr...autoruns.shtml

Unpack and install to a new folder on your Desktop.

2. Run Autoruns.
Take 1/2 the autorunning applications and services and uncheck to disable them.

Reboot.

See if it freezes. If so, you know that in the 1/2 of the still checked programs is your culprit. Divide that 1/2 in half by uncheck and do the reboot and test again.

If it does not freeze, you know the problem lies in the 1/2 you unchecked so that they did not run. Check mark 1/2 of the unchecked, reboot and test again.

By dividing by halves and rebooting you will after 6 or 7 reboots isolate the problem driver or sevice.

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ok here is goes...
1)i turned on computer and it had a disk on the screen with f1 f2 f3 ect and the f1 was pushed down , so i entered the a start up disk nothing happend...
2)i tighty put in everything nothing happened.
3)changed the hd jumper settings got rid of the huge disk screen thing now it just a little "-", just blinking
4)changed bios setting nothing happened
5)reformated the computer nothing happened.

This computer is an IBM Aptiva , Windows 95 , Sum Rage card , 32 mb . Intel Pentium 2 mmx . The s\n is 23T2190 and the m\1 is 2140-lsh thats what it said on the computer if anyone can help please relpy quickly thank you =]
 

A:Computer messed up part 2 ;P

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I take care of a simple computer using W7 in an Assisted Living facility. I maintain and some of the residents screw it up. I would like to have a single password for myself and restrict the residents to only the few programs that are important to them such as MS Word, Excell and any other programs that I deem they can use.
I don't want them to be able to change sound or video settings or antyhing else that they shouldn't. I hope you get the idea.

A:Password on only part of the computer

I can't imaging they would be doing anything that really requires the use of a group policy implementation. It would probably be easiest to password-protect the administrator account, and enable the guest account for them to use. You could then empty out the guest start menu folder so all they see are Office apps, etc. if you wanted to. I would also recommend password-protecting your anti-virus program. Avast is a free option that I believe has this feature.

If you have some tech-savvy seniors on your hands, and you don't think that will do it, post back, and I or someone else can walk you through setting up a group policy, which will give you some more fine-tuned control in locking down the machine to the level you require.

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I made a post before, and maybe I wasn't clear. A virus wiped out my computer's cdrom drive and reconfigured it so that I canot open windows. I know reinstalling windows will fix it, and I have the cd, but I need to reinstall the drivers for the cdrom. I have to do this from DOS because that's all I can access.
 

A:COMPUTER BREAKDOWN PART 2

You need a Boot Disk with driver for the CD-Rom. If you have access to a Win98 computer you can make one with generic drivers for many CD's. If not, the following link is to a site with downloads of boot disk for various win9.x systems. If you know the mfg of the CD-rom, you can ususally go to their site and download the driver from there. Try the site and if you still cant get it to work, let us know.
http://www.bootdisk.com/
 

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I think my computer's getting more and more outdated when it comes to gaming. 60 FPS with good graphics settings is getting more and more rare these days. I don't really know that much about computers myself, my dad has upgraded it a few times though.

Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X3 705e Processor (3 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
Memory: 6142MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
Card name: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Home Premium 64bit

I guess 6 GB of RAM is just about as much as you'd need but my question would be should I next upgrade my processor or graphics card? Probably both might be the correct answer but if I had to choose one or another which would it be? At the end of the day which one of them has a bigger effect on gaming? In a rough comparison are they both in the same "league" when it comes to their performance or is one or the other holding back another? I'm sorry, I don't know that much about computers in general and this might just be a very stupid question but can you give me just a little hint? Sorry for my English as well.
 

A:What part of my computer should I upgrade?

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I am using a old hard drive with windows XP installed with a new motherboard and processor. Should I format the drive before I install it or can I use it with the operating software already installed. Maybe start it in safe mode? Either way is fine. I just want to know the best way.

Thanks,
 

A:Old hardrive - new computer part II

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This part looks like a cross between a mouse plug and an S-video plug. It has GI1904A REV.A on it. Dip switches say ON EDG and there are 3 of them. [email protected]
 

A:unknown computer part.

From a quick search, it appears to be an ISA card for a handheld scanner:

http://lanadapters.stores.yahoo.net/hardware-misc.html

Mustek GI1904A rev B ISA card round 9 pin port was used with some different handheld scanners we do not know which ones sorry Click to expand...

Cashed link:
Link

GI1904A PS/2 Style ISA 8-bit I/O Card ISA-8

$44.00 Click to expand...
 

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my other thread got takin down probably because i didnt reply in time but the same problems are there. It runs really slow and it will freeze if not plugged into the wall while on (laptop). I was told to do something with combofix but i was unable to download the program so here is hIjack this...


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:20:54 PM, on 3/24/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPConfig.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\One-Touch\OneTouch.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
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ok so i fixed all the things you told me to fix after you analyzed my hijack this log. then i went to reboot my computer into safe mode and the stupid thing freaked out and is broken again. it won't reboot or hibernate or anything, and will just show my background (pretty blue mountains) but yet NO icons. so it's basically just stuck...and broken. this has happened before and is by no means your fault i'm sure, but do you have any idea whats wrong with it????

what does a blank inactive screen mean?

those people at HP are dead. stupid thing is 5 months old and look what happened. i want a new laptop.

thanks for the peper and yeakuks help though. you're very nice.

-mr. d

A:Dead Computer= Death Part 2

Hi reagansucks22Please when reposting stay with the topic you started here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...topic=3252&hl=#What does a blank inactive screen mean?This can happen when you boot up due to corrupt filesTry this when computer boots to the inactive screen don?t rebootUse the option to log offWhen the log-on screen shows log-on againThen check your hard drive right click on your C: Drive click on properties a window will open now click tools under the heading Error-checking click Check now.When check now has ended defrag your DriveAll the best thatman

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Hey everyone, are all these parts compatible and also if possible I would like to take it down to around $750 but I don't want to change the CPU/Processor at all. BTW I am in B.C. Canada and if you know where I can get any parts cheeper please let me know.

Intel Core i5-4570 Haswell Processor: $214.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116896

MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate LGA 1150: $109.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130695

XFX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870: $239.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150605

8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 RAM: $74.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144

Western Digital WD Black 1Tb Hard Drive: $89.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

Cooler Master Elite 431: $49.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119256

Rosewill Hive Series Hive-650: $79.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182132

ASUS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner: $19.99
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Thank you to everyone that does help!
 

A:Computer Part Compatibility Check

Quick glance over, everything looks fine to me.

Current 4th gen i5 and motherboard with DDR3 1600 memory. The case is a standard ATX, so the motherboard will fit nicely. The Radeon HD 7870 (single card 500W) calls for 600W in XFire, and you have a 650W selected. Everything else is fairly standard, where there is no need to worry them.
 

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Last night my computer crashed and would not respond to the CTL/ALT/DEL command. I turned it off then on. I discovered this morning that about 75% of an important file I had open during the crash is now missing and I have trouble opening that file. Is there any way to restore the file to the way it was 24 hours ago??? If I could turn back time.....
Please help me....
Sally
 

A:Computer crashed, part of WKS file gone

Go to where you store your doc. If there is a file that starts with ~$ And then part of the file name double click on this file and it might be the one your looking for if not, them most likely it is gone.

This is what is most important about saving a doc. while you work on it. It might take a little more time to save a doc. while working on it but it takes far less time than redoing the whole doc. As a matter of fact I save and back up ALL of my doc. not only on the hard drive but on a zip files also AS I work on it.

I know you don't want to hear that now that it may be to late but it might save someone else that terriable feeling your now having.

Sorry for the bad news, have a better day.
 

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I have a situation where only one of the partitions on my external HD, which I use for backup is being 'seen' by my computer.

The drive is split into 2 partitions - 20GB allocated to recovery files and 911Gb allocated to backup; only the recovery potion is visible. If I connect the HD up to my laptop, both partitions can be seen.
I'm running Win7 on both m/c's.

Any ideas please?
 

A:Computer only reading part of external HD

How was the drive partitioned? What type of partitions are they (primary, extended, logical, etc.)?

How is the drive designated in the Device Managers of each machine?

Do both partitions appear in Disk Management? Have you assigned a drive letter to both?
 

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From the ESET Research Team,






Quote:
There are few signs that indicate your computer is part of a botnet that might not be indicating something else. Any malware can cause almost all of the same symptoms that a bot can. Sometimes conflicts between programs or corrupted files can cause the same symptoms as well, but still, there are some signs that should not be ignored.


Provided in no particular order at Top 10 signs your computer may be part of a Botnet | ESET ThreatBlog.

A:Top 10 signs your computer may be part of a Botnet

Good to know

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Hello all

I re installed windows 7 home premium 64 bit and, it has been running for 4 days now without any issues (as opposed to BSOD every morning for thirty odd days on first booting up followed by no problems throughout the day.

I have now had two BSOD in quick succession, they appear to be random now and not at boot up

I have installed Microsoft Security essentials as recommended by the GURU's in here

Please help
The Components are as follows;
Mother Board: GIGABYTE S-Series H55M-S2H
CPU: Intel i5-750
Graphics Card: GIGABYTE HD 4350 (Radeon) 512MB DDR2 (I initially had a GeForce version of same card but after 1 week of BSOD, the retailer exchanged the Graphics Card
HDD: Western Digital 320Gig blue
2Gig of generic RAM

I am using my old NETGEAR DG834G v3 modem

attached is a zip containing the two mini dumps that have just occurred, I am hoping given that the system has now had a clean install and pretty much no other installs, the error/s may be obvious...




thankyou in advance

A:Homebuilt computer BSOD - Part 2

I suggest a memory test. Download a copy of Memtest86 and burn the ISO to a CD using Iso Recorder. Boot from the CD, and run at least 5 passes.

Also, please follow these instructions for enabling Driver Verifier: Using Driver Verifier to identify issues with Drivers


BSOD BUGCHECK SUMMARY
Code:

Built by: 7600.16539.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Sat May 15 19:23:04.271 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:02:52.723
BugCheck 50, {fffff82002513d40, 1, fffff8800130072f, 5}
Probably caused by : Ntfs.sys ( Ntfs!NtfsCommonClose+26f )
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x50
PROCESS_NAME: System
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Built by: 7600.16539.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Sat May 15 19:19:42.037 2010 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:07:18.488
BugCheck 1A, {41790, fffffa80001e6ed0, ffff, 0}
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+33946 )
BUGCHECK_STR: 0x1a_41790
PROCESS_NAME: svchost.exe
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

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Hey ya...

I'm gonna be upgrading soon, and i was just wondering... on Boxing Day, sometimes stuff is cheaper... does that usually happen with computer parts, such as Video Card, CPU, mobo and RAM?
I know computer parts prices are sometimes ingredient driven, so i could see why they wouldn't drop the prices for Boxing Day...
But i just want to know, from your experience and what you've seen... are parts usually cheaper?


Thanks...
 

A:Computer Part Prices (Boxing Day)?

im my experiance the prices hang around the high end until the january sales time - THAT is the time to go buying (esp if its fairly old stock)

Steg
 

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Hi, it's BKLoCo here again.
So, I've been having a problem with one particular computer. Its hard drive is screwed up, it has a virus, etc. I don't really know anyone who can help me without paying $30 an hour. So I'm going to list the problems as they arise (as they sure will).

Part 1: Invisible
Every time I try and start up Windows XP, I get a message after pressing F1 to continue and what not. It says "No NTRDL found. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart".
Obviously its a hard drive issue.
All the plugs are plugged in correctly (master first, power in, etc.), and it just doesn't notice it.
Help!?

A:Windows XP Computer of Doom Part 1

That error message means the computer cannot find something to boot with. Either you've lost the Master Boot Record or the hard drive is physically bad.

You can try chkdsk from a WinXP disk. I fixed one last night that had the same problem this way. Or, if you are lucky a Repair Install might fix it. Otherwise you are looking at a New Install, if the HD is still good.

Is there data on it that has value?

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Ram: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233310
Video Card: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130771
CPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116502
Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136792
SSD: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820171645
DVD Drive/Burner: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131801
Case: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119240
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011
Monitor: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236079
Heatsink: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
OS: Windows 8

BTW I am still saving up for this and by the time I have enough money Windows 7 most likely wont be available, I have never owned a windows computer but I have used windows 8 and 7 and I like 8 more so please don't complain about me going with windows 8.
 

A:Computer part compatibility check

P.S this computer will be used for gaming, computer animation, photoshop, and recording and editing youtube videos.
 

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I have a DVD with many different sections (It has 85 cartoons from 1930-1935). It plays well on my computer but I don't know how to transfer 1 particular cartoon (7 minutes long) to my desktop.

Any help would be appreciated!
Dave
 

A:Burn part of a DVD on my computer desktop.

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I want to start by apologizing to everyone that tried to help me last year; I 'disappeared' because my cord fried & with no or little power I couldn't even load most of the time. But I do appreciate all the time and effort that was spent in trying to help me get this thing running better. Right now the cord is just held together with electrical tape (I don't want to waste nearly$100 on a cord if the computer won't ever be "right") so hopefully it's fixable.
Again thanks to everyone that has helped in the past & I hope you'll be willing to try again.

I have a Gateway 17" laptop that "runs" on Windows XP. There are soooo many issues with my computer right now it's a chore to simply check e-mail. Not only does it take 20 minutes to load; I'm now getting "Runtime Errors", "Low Virtual Memory" and serveral other things that I can't think of right now. One thing that I did by mistake is that I deleted something that was needed by Windows (I think). I went to add/remove programs and it looked like there were several duplicates of a program that I had no idea as to what it was and couldn't figure it out, but it was almost 3 MB 3 or 4 times so I deleted one of them...they all looked the same; I realize now that the numbers in parenthese were all different. Now when I "update" Windows I always get this same error: Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 Security Up... Read more

A:Computer Running Slow (part 2)

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Hello everyone.

Currently I have a home network and need to do some rewiring but wanted to know if a software solution exists.

Right now I have the following setup


Code:
+------+ +--------------+ +--------------------+
|Modem|----------->|Wi-Fi Router |+-------->|Desktop Computer|
+------+ +--------------+ +--------------------+
+ +
| |
| | +------+
| +-------------->|Server|
v +------+
+----------------+
|Laptop Computer| (wifi atapter is OFF)
+----------------+
+
|
v
+---------------+
|Network Storage| (security storage computer NAS200)
+---------------+


My laptop computer is the only computer has 2 NIC and thus I have set it up so that no other computers on my network can reach the network storage. I will be changing how things are wired together so that the network storage will now be connected through the Wi-Fi router, however I want to maintain the security of not allowing other computers on my network from reaching the network storage.

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A:Can 1 computer be part of 2 workgroups at the same time?

You can't really do this with workgroups but you can do this if you create a Homegroup just for the laptop.

The Homegroup works like a Domain on the Workgroup, once you set it up then none of the other workgroup machines could access the laptop or the storage drives unless you enable the "Everyone" share for a Library or it's connected storage drive.

This way you would still have access to all the other machines from the laptop but they can't access any shared folders or drives on the laptop.

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