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Windows 8.1 giving sounds when connected to smartphone

Q: Windows 8.1 giving sounds when connected to smartphone


I have a android smartphone which I use to run my android applications from my windows 7 dell laptop.This arrangement worked absolutely.I would connect my smartphone to my laptop through a USB and my computer would detect it and I could launch my app on smartphone whenever I want.

Recently I bought a new dell laptop, having windows 8.1 installed. But this new one is giving me too many problems with my smartphone. My smartphone is no more detected as smoothly as with previous one. And laptop frequently gives out a background sound when android device is connected to it.I m really annoyed with all these problems. It is hampering my android development work as device is detected only intermittently.
Please help me.


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A: Windows 8.1 giving sounds when connected to smartphone

Although sounds are an issue, this is not really a "sound" problem (this forum section). It is more an application software issue.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:57:18 PM, on 10/30/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)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:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Dell Network Assistant\hnm_svc.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgr... Read more

A:unit keeps giving sounds like something is starting

Hello edrichstlWelcome to Bleeping Computer! Sorry about the delay. We're all volunteers here, and it's been very busy. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic: Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log ? ? link And I'll be happy to look at it for you.I also need to see a different type of log from Hijackthis: Run Hijackthis.Click on "Open the Misc Tools section".Next click on "Open uninstall manager".Press the button 'save list'. It will open a Notepad file.Place the content of that file here in your next reply.Thanks, for your patience. Stelios

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Hi There,

When I log onto youtube or the bbc website I only seem to be getting the base coming through on the sound. It's the same on the bbc website.

But when I use windows media player or play a game there is no problem.



A:YouTube sounds only giving Base

If you plug your speakers to the rear speaker jacks. (the yellow one or the black one in your sound card), you won't get a sound in web browsers,

check where you plugged your speaker into. perhaps someone changed it.

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I recently noticed that the system was trying to do 7 updates every day at closedown, and found that update was giving a return code of 800736b3.

I have run SURT several times, and it doesn't seem to give any results (or should I be looking somewhere else?).

I ran sfc /scannow and extracted the results and they are in sfcdetails.txt (attached). SFC said there were some files it couldn't fix, even though sfcdetails.txt says it has fixed all of them.

CBS.zip is much too big to upload using the paperclip - is there another way?

I tried restoring to an earlier restore point, and unfortunately all the attempted updates have flushed my list of restore points - and the oldest few all give me a return code of x00000022.

Not sure if this is one problem or two...! I am reluctant to do a System Recovery as it sounds pretty drastic - help would be much appreciated!

PS Is any more info required?

A:Windows update giving return code 800736b3; restores giving x00000022

The only errors in SFC are these...

2015-06-14 21:41:16, Info CSI 000005e7 [SR] Repairing 1 components
2015-06-14 21:41:16, Info CSI 000005e8 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2015-06-14 21:41:16, Info CSI 000005ea [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"utc.app.json" of Microsoft-Windows-Unified-Telemetry-Client, Version = 6.1.7601.18839, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2015-06-14 21:41:16, Info CSI 000005ec [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:66{33}]"telemetry.ASM-WindowsDefault.json" of Microsoft-Windows-Unified-Telemetry-Client, Version = 6.1.7601.18839, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
...which are caused by an MS update which they messed up the file-coding on and may get around to fixing sometime.
It's not critical, but you could get rid of it by uninstalling KB3022345 and/or KB3068708 and hiding the latter when it reappers in your offered updates list.

Please post the C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.log and C:\Windows\Logs\CheckSUR.Persist.log files.

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hello everyone, can anyone tell me how to use different sounds when a tv is connected to a pc with HDMI for example when im watching a movie on that screen, it has only the movie sound? thanks.

A:TV Connected to PC sounds...

You failed to fill out the "My System Specs" so we can't give you a specific answer. A little more explanation on exactly what other sounds you want would also help.

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hey everyone,

Please help, i've searched the interwebs and have not found a solution to my particular problem.

I have connected my Asus K52Jr to my Lg flatscreen via HDMI cable.
the display is awesome and is working on the t.v., but no sound comes out, instead the sound stays with the laptop.

now i know everyone says go set the tv to default device in sound setting from control panel. well if only it were that easy.

when i do go to the list showing the possible sources for my sound, it only shows either my laptop speakers or the other one that has a picture of a t.v., which i assume is what i want. only problem is that it says its not plugged in, even though it is...

i don't know if im missing something, but please help!

i've tried connecting my laptop and then restarting it, but it didnt work. i cant set the tv to default because it says its not plugged in. my audio driver is updated to latest version.

i'll attach a picture showing what i mean.

FYI its not the t.v. or cable as i can play my ps3 and it works normally.

A:No sounds playing on my T.V. when connected to my laptop.

Enable the ati hdmi output, right click on it and set as default device. From that screen shot I see that your speakers are what are enabled and not the hdmi audio. I think that will probably fix it and if not try updating your drivers.

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I bought the HP Envy x360 a few weeks ago and noticed that when my headphones are connected to the laptop it makes a irritating cracking noise when the music or any sort of audio is playing. I tried many different headphones to make sure that it wasnt the problem of my headphones. I have asked mmany of my friends with the same laptop is they have experience the same thing and sure enough they have. But i would like to find a slolution to this problem. Is there any way to solve it? Please help!

A:Crackling sounds when connected to the headphones

Hi @Fathima1,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. I understand you are having an issue with sound quality. I will be glad to help you.Please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit? Plewase egt back to me and I will do all I can to help you.

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My model is: Elitebok 840 G1
My Windows Version is: Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64
I have already tried:
1. Restarting Computer
2. Trying different headphones
3. Updating Audio Driver
4. Updating Chipset Drivers
Please advise on next steps for fixing this issue.

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I'm running windows 7 64bit on a desktop with an edimax 802.11n wireless pci card and via high definition audio and I've a weird problem I cant figure out. When playing any music files, from my hard drive or a cd, the sound is perfect and there are no problems but as soon as I'm connected to the internet I get a strange noise coming from my speakers, the sound is intermitently distorted and jittery.
This is happening while using programs like spotify and youtube and also windows media player, even playing my cd's. Im not sure about how the wirless network card picks up signals but the sound is fine when my computer is connected to the network, but not when the network is connected to the internet.
My network card also has trouble picking up the signal from our netgear Nrouter especially when my stack is backed up against the wall or something is next to it, even if it just gets moved a couple of inches. But somehow it doesnt have any trouble picking up my neighbours signal, in fact it gets a perfect signal.
Any help or info would be so usefull

A:Strange sounds from speakers while connected to the internet.

Well, I had a similar issue with one of my previous computers. The bad news is that it turned out to be PCI bus latency, and a design issue with the chipset, I finally replaced the MB to solve the issue.

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so whenever i connect my usb pendrive to system it sounds as it is connected. it says unable to install drivers and does not show it in explorer.
Previously also i had the same problem, but restoring the system helped me. but now i cant find the restore point i previously restored with. i tried the other restore points but they couldn`t help. please help

ps. I tried the options like uninstalling and reinstalling drivers from device manager.

A:my system sounds for usb connected but didn`t show it in explorer.

Read this tutorial by Pooch.

USB Driver - General Fix for Problems

If you look in My Computer (Computer) off the Start Orb can you see your pendrive when installed in usb port?

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So I?ve done quite a bit of research and I?m down to three choices.

1. Sprint (student discount)
Price - $57.39/month
Plan ? 450 all talk minutes and free after 7PM & weekends. Unlimited Text. Unlimited Data.

Considered Phones included with plan:
* Apple Iphone 4S 16GB (2 yr contract) - $0.00
* Apple Iphone 5 16GB (2 yr contract) - $99.00
* Apple Iphone 5 32GB (2 yr contract) - $199.00
* Samsung Galaxy S4 [I think 16GB] (2 yr contract) - $149.99
* Samsung Galaxy 3 16GB (2 yr contract) - $0.00
* HTC One 32 GB (2 yr contract) - $99.00
* LG Optimus G (2 yr contract) - $0.00

Extra Stuff: Says I can get $100.00 back with old sprint number. I do have a sprint phone and number but its not a smartphone so I?m not sure if this applies.

2. T-mobile Prepaid Plan
Price ? $30.00
Plan ? 100 talk minutes. Unlimited Text. Unlimited Data.

Considered Phones included with plan:
* Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB - $549.99
* LG Optimus L9 [I think 16GB] - $290.00

Extra Stuff: It says the phones are included with a refill card. I?m guessing it?s a month?s worth of the plan?

3. Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk Plan
Price - $35.00
Plan ? 300 talk minutes. Unlimited Text. Unlimited Data.

Considered Phones included with plan:
* Apple Iphone 4S 16GB (3G) - $382.49
* Apple Iphone 4 8GB (3G) - $297.49
* Apple Iphone 5 ? COMING SOON
* Samsung Galaxy S4 16GB (4G LTE)- $149.99

**Final Thoughts/Questions:**

1. Do you think it?d be wise/safe to buy unlocked phones... Read more

A:About to get my first smartphone and smartphone plan

Mistake on a phone for Virgin mobile. Theres a galaxy S3 not S4, for 399.99

3. Virgin Mobile Beyond Talk Plan
Price - $35.00
Plan ? 300 talk minutes. Unlimited Text. Unlimited Data.

Considered Phones included with plan:
* Apple Iphone 4S 16GB (3G) - $382.49
* Apple Iphone 4 8GB (3G) - $297.49
* Apple Iphone 5 ? COMING SOON
* Samsung Galaxy S3 16GB (4G LTE)- $399.99

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Ok so I have a simple, but annoying problem. I have no Windows Sound Events like the login sound, the logout sound, and when the battery is low. Every other sound like playing music and running YouTube videos work fine. Even when I turn on my laptop I hear the whole computer startup sound, but I don't hear the login one. I don't understand the problem. I went into personilazation and went to Windows Sounds, but when I select one and click "Play" I don't hear anything. I tried the other Sound Themes and they don't work either. I ran the Fix It program for Audio, and it didn't find anything wrong.

A:No Windows Sounds, but regular sounds play fine

Hello! I have the same problem you have (or had?) with Windows 7 64bit. Everything is working good, but no system sound at all! No sound when I login..no sounds when i insert or remove USB devices..and so on! But sound is ok in youtube or in videogames...how did you fix that? If you fixed it?

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From the start of connecting my LG G3 to my Windows 7 pro 64bit computer I could not get windows to recognize the phone. In the device manager I saw a driver named VS985 4G. Querying this driver returned "Windows cannot initialize the driver for this hardware (code 37)".

I deleted the driver and connected the phone again. The system automatically reinstalled the same driver and everything worked again, until the next time I tried to reconnect the phone to upload.

It worked that way for some months, then recently when I tried to delete & reinstall the driver it installed a driver named MTP USB device, returned the dialog "Driver Not Successfully Installed" and the device manager reported "Device cannot start (code 10)".

So I next went to the LG site and manually downloaded the driver I entered as VS985 4G. Installed it and again the device manager identifies it a LGE Android MTP device, with the same code 10 error.

I cannot get past this. I tried a system restore but because of limited restore space I couldn't go back more than 2 weeks, and that didn't help. Solution?

A:Windows will not recognize my smartphone

You have to change the USB connection method on the phone: To select a USB mode for a connection

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From the start of connecting my LG G3 to my Windows 7 pro 64bit computer I could not get windows to recognize the phone. In the device manager I saw a driver named VS985 4G. Querying this driver returned "Windows cannot initialize the driver for this hardware (code 37)".

I deleted the driver and connected the phone again. The system automatically reinstalled the same driver and everything worked again, until the next time I tried to reconnect the phone to upload.

It worked that way for some months, then recently when I tried to delete & reinstall the driver it installed a driver named MTP USB device, returned the dialog "Driver Not Successfully Installed" and the device manager reported "Device cannot start (code 10)".

So I next went to the LG site and manually downloaded the driver I entered as VS985 4G. Installed it and again the device manager identifies it a LGE Android MTP device, with the same code 10 error.

I cannot get past this. I tried a system restore but because of limited restore space I couldn't go back more than 2 weeks, and that didn't help. Solution?

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From the start of connecting my LG G3 to my Windows 7 pro 64bit computer I could not get windows to recognize the phone. In the device manager I saw a driver named VS985 4G. Querying this driver returned "Windows cannot initialize the driver for this hardware (code 37)".

I deleted the driver and connected the phone again. The system automatically reinstalled the same driver and everything worked again, until the next time I tried to reconnect the phone to upload.

It worked that way for some months, then recently when I tried to delete & reinstall the driver it installed a driver named MTP USB device, returned the dialog "Driver Not Successfully Installed" and the device manager reported "Device cannot start (code 10)".

So I next went to the LG site and manually downloaded the driver I entered as VS985 4G. Installed it and again the device manager identifies it a LGE Android MTP device, with the same code 10 error.

I cannot get past this. I tried a system restore but because of limited restore space I couldn't go back more than 2 weeks, and that didn't help. Solution?

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I'm looking for a solution to solve the next problem.
I have a handheld scanner /smartphone (Datalogic Memor)  that i want to use. I want to install the driver for this to put the smartphone as a drive in the filesystem. The supplier of the scanner/smartphone  doesn't supply a driver that  is
working this way.
I've used Windows Mobile Device Center and Synchronisation Center before , and that worked fine. Now i want only to install the driver from the update package  drvupdate-x86.exe.

I don't  get the driver separated from this package unless the fact that i isolated the MSI package out of the driver update package.
It Always seems to install he WMDC application anyway. But in windows 8 that functionality isn't necessary, because i dont want mail, contacts or documents to be synchronised. I just want to browse the file system!

I want to use this solution in our company on windows 8.1 devices.
Please, can anyone help me out here?


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My parents don't have smartphones and from the "new technology" they're just using a laptop(Win 10). Viber will be very handy, considering that we live in a different countries. Is it possible to install it on a laptop without a smartphone? Bluestacks use to do the trick, but not any more. Any ideas?

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Just set up my new Dell 660 desktop and noticed that with Windows Default sounds
that the "navigation compete" sound effect and some others don't seem to be working.
That one sound I mention is the familiar sound you get when using IE and clicking
the mouse to navigate around the web pages but a few others are not working either.
Is it possible that in 8.1 MS has eliminated those sounds?

I went to browse the .wav files and don't see that sound listed.

Any help would be appreciated.

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When I connect the USB cable to the Bluetooth headset and then to the PC, Windows 7 tries to recognize it to install a driver or something, and then it claims the device has malfunctioned and tosses up the error 43. I tried restarting, uninstalling the unknown device, restarting again and re-connecting, but no such luck. The thing is, the PC still seems to charge the headset perfectly fine, and the headset pairs with my phone without an issue.

I'm not totally annoyed by this issue, I managed to get the headset for 15 dollars on Ebay and so far they work perfectly fine and like I said, they will charge via USB or I can connect my AC adapter and charge them fine that way. Just curious why 7 is trying to install drivers for a headset, it didn't try to do that with my old Skullcandy headset.

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Thanks for replies to my postings. I find many smartphone WiFI phone apps for non-windows smartphones.

I tried the following.

MobileVOIP, Wi-Fi Calling, 3CXPhone, https://wiki.voip.ms/article/Softphones

The above are not working with Windows Smartphone with WiFi in USA.

I like to pick the insight of this forum.

Thanks for helping.

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I am considering buying the Sprint offered Samsung Moment but cannot find anywhere whether I can use as E-mail Comcast and then Windows Live Mail.
Does anyone have this phone and Comcast and Windows Live Mail?

A:Samsung Moment smartphone and Windows Live Mail

The Moment is an Android smartphone, so this link might help you out: android comcast - Google zoeken

I think you'll be able to install a Comcast application for your Comcast e-mail and then use the default Android e-mail application for Windows Live Mail.

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I've got a new NAS (WD MyCloud 3 TB) which seems to be good connected to my LAN over a GBit Router. At least it's possible to transfer big files at maximum 105 MByte/s with the Windows copy function.
So I decided to make the NAS my backup drive (Windows 7 integrated Backup function from a SSD). Before I used a USB2-connected hard drive. The daily incremental backup took about 5 minutes  (2,5 GByte). Now when using the NAS the backup
took 43 minutes for the same amount of data.
A daily backup usually consists of 50 files, the data is collected by .zip-Files (about 200 MB each). Looking at the timestamps I see that on of these files (mostly containing 4-5 parts of outlook.pst) needs about 5 minutes to be generated and/or transferred.
What could be the reason for the slow data transfer? Is this a caching issue? What can I change?
Greetings, Halweg


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Win 7 Ultimate 64byteThe network icon in the tray is red with a red X.Network and Sharing center states I am currently not connected to any networks.I click on 'Connect to a Network', at the top of the pop up it says 'Not Connected', below the 'Connections Are Available' icon it shows my wireless network and connected.I can't connect to a HomeGroup.Internet connectivity is working.

A:Windows 7 states I'm not connected to any networks when in fact I am connected to my wireless network??

I found a solution for (my version of) this problem.  My tray icon never showed the red X, but if I clicked on the icon, the popup showed a bigger icon with a red X, and said "Not connected".  As in your case, Internet worked, but I'm unable to setup a VPN connection because it insists on using a non-existent modem, obviously because I'm "not connected" (which I am). 

I monitored the processes running the NlaSvc and Netprofm services (using ProcMon), and noticed that both were denied read/write access to subkeys within the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList hierarchy.  

The processes were running as NetworkService and LocalService, respectively, so I tried adding full access for these service accounts to the entire subkey mentioned above.  Notice that permissions are not automatically inherited in the registry, so you may need to explicitly "replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object".

Within seconds, Network and Sharing Center tells me I'm connected to my domain.  Yay!
A reboot was required to fix the tray icon and its popup.

However, I'm still unable to add my VPN connection.

I'm interested in hearing from you guys if your registries miss the same permissions?  If so, Windows 7 must have a bug somewhere with misaligned service permissions/rights.

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OK, so i am connected to my wireless network, but windows says that i am not connected

A:Connected to Wireless network, but windows says Not connected

Hi bdman32,

Try removing all network profiles, re-add your own SSID (wireless network) with the correct encryption.
Wireless Network - Remove

Make sure that 'Obtain DNS Server address automatically' in your wireless setting is set to auto.
Setting Up a DHCP Ethernet Connection in Windows Vista/7 - Virginia Tech Knowledge Base [answers.vt.edu]

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I am having the exact same problem this user did:


However, resetting my router -- an SMC -- and trying several channels have not solved the problem. In fact, I even tried a different router. Same problem.

It worked flawlessly for nearly two years, and now suddenly it is having this trouble. It says either "Not Connected" or "Automatic" when communicating with my wireless router, and if it says "Not Connected," it is actually connected -- i.e., I can surf in IE or Firefox -- but then eventually loses the connection after about 10 minutes or so.

I'm thinking it must be some weird software quirk.

Anybody have an idea?


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Had the worst experience of a lifetime. Was able to access the internet everywhere, even McDonalds. Get Warner Cable internet at home, says connected, but getting the 'this page cannot be displayed,' page. Tried troubleshooting, resetting TCP/IP, going into the internet tools when I could access it at other locations to set the security; downloaded new search engine, mozilla; called cable and sat on phone for 2 hours resetting our modem, walking through the process, with a technician and ended up scheduling for one to come back out to the house; to say the least every tip, I tried it. Cable even came out and tried and could not solve the issue. The desktop and other laptop in our house worked fine. Then I came here and found a post from 4 fricken years ago that worked instantly. I found it on my cell phone, took my computer over a friends who has netgear that I piggy backed off of and set a restore point and downloaded the software. I couldn't wait to get home to test it and WALLAH, it worked immediately, I love you tw0rld. So I posted the remedy again, for anyone who can't access the internet, try this, its an awesome tool!!!!! Don't go calling geeksquad. To think its 2012 and TWC technicians don't even know how to fix this issue!!!!!!!!!!

TechSpot Maniac

Create a restore point, then install and run the utility found on this link. http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=4372&file=15&evp=4578a0d2691013178f302c260093894b

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A:Wireless laptop connected, but not connected. TWC/Windows XP SP3

I had trouble using the link you posted until I saw it was fractured (ie broken into two parts)
so here's the corrected link to the Majorgeeks.com WinsocksXPfix.exe

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Logged in this morning and certain network connected apps Xbox app, true key password manager, microsoft hello face recognition would not connect to the internet. I have internet access and have no problem browsing but settings shows I have no network connection. Tried other PCs connected to the same router and connection to the internet is shown in settings on all others.

It's the same if I use my wired ethernet or my wireless connection on this PC. I have uninstalled the adapters and reinstalled them.

Any ideas as to what can fix this problem?

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Connected to Wireless network, but windows says Not connected
OK, so i am connected to my wireless network, but windows says that i am not connected

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I will not mention specific models for the three smartphone types today. Just want to hear your opinion regarding their overall:

1. Performance
2. Battery Consumption
3. Features
4. Customization
5. Price

Thanks much!

A:Best Smartphone: iPhone, Windows Phone, Android Phone

Iphone is now after android smartphones....
You've forgotten "5 - Prices"

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in my windows XP pro SP2, i disable the sounds (i.e., to no sounds) in sounds and audio devices in control panel. but still i heard the sound when clicking on folders in windows XP. i wonder about this. pls anyone can help me to stop the sounds.
my PC is Lenovo

A:Even I disable sounds in control panel, still i heard sounds

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Hi all; I have a weird problem. My Dell Dimension 3000 Running XP bla-bla....had no drivers installed when I got it back. Had to download Ethernet driver on another computer to a flash drive. And get it up and running. The writable CD-Rom sounds fine {it has a different driver than the player only] I double checked the driver twice and it is the exact one. I even tried a different cd-rom device and it had the audio quality problem. It just sort of sounds like it's clipping.I don't know where to go next........HELP!



    I am new to this website, but I heard Phantom010 works well, but not 100% sure it would work for my computer. Any solution please and thank you ?

    A:My computer sounds like its on helium, or sounds like alvin and chipmucks

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    Recently imaged compaq evo. Plays all sounds too fast regardless of format or program used to play them. Kind of funny in a way. Any idea what setting to check? sonething in the soundcard settings?


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    My name is Hardin please help me to boot my computer its keep giving me an command that I can't understand (


    Do you have an install disc ?

    Do a system restore.

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    I'm using the RC of Windows 7, and love it. Switched from Vista to it. So, I got 50 GB currently and it's doing well. I just would like to split my drive in two (125 GB) because I rarely (no, never) use Vista, but I do run applications off of it's partition. So, I wanted to split it.

    I figured it would be easy, go into Vista, shrink the volume by around 40 GB and extend the Windows partition. No go, I was only able to get Vista to take 7 GB from it's partition, which is useless.

    I heard a lot about gParted, so I tried that out. I was able to boot from my Flash drive and got into it. I took 40 GB from the drive, and attempted to give it to Windows 7's partition. No go, it wouldn't allow me to allocate more than 3 MB. So I am wondering if there is something I am doing wrong? Just in case I'll list the steps from gParted (I feel safer to do it from something not on the hard drive):

    1. Boot up gParted.
    2. Right click Windows Vista drive and click Move / Resize.
    3. Type in the amount I wanted it to be. (In this case 125 GB - keep in mind this is not how much I wanted to take off, but how much I wanted it to be).
    4. Let it do it's magic until it was "done" unallocating (good thing it doesn't do anything until you click Apply).
    5. Right click the Windows 7 drive and click Move / Resize.
    6. Attempt to enter in the amount I want to increase it by, and try using the up arrow.
    7. Booting back into Windows after failing and writin... Read more

    A:Giving Windows 7 more space.

    I hope you backed your data up first!

    Have you looked into gParted's ntfsresize command? It's not part of the GUI. It may help.

    I certainly don't want to discourage you from this, but in general I have been advised and pass on the advice to avoid messing with partitions. Delete and create all you like, but stretching/shrinking is just asking for trouble. If your resizing utility makes one wrong step the whole partition is toast. It's happened to me- with gParted in fact on NTFS.

    Backup, backup backup!

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    Ever since I installed Windows 7 and IE 9 my computer has been giving me fits. Pages and games load extremely slow and I have to refresh constantly. Windows live mail is a nightmare as it takes over 2 minutes to load an email just so that I can delete it. Can I uninstall IE 9 without causing any problems on my computer? And will it revert back to IE 8? I'm thinking that IE 9 is what is giving me such problems and I have heard that it causes a lot of problems with other programs and games. I scan and defrag all the time so I know that isn't my problem with too much junk on the computer. Any help would be appreciated.


    A:Windows 7 and IE 9 giving me problems

    Yes, you can uninstall IE9 and you will then have IE8.

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    Hi All,
    The Machine Info:
    I am running a Windows 7 Enterprise machine 64 bit OS SP1 installed as well as all other updates from Microsoft.
    CPU Intel I5 M560 with 4 gb ram this machine is not part of a domain. This machine has Norton Security installed (since day one and tested with EICAR test file on install) and has scans done on a regular basis.
    The problem:
    I use Outlook 2010 64 bit to connect to an exchange server and to my personal email (separate profiles). I own my domain for my personal email, and received an email that my account has been hacked ( email from hosting Company admin) and its being used to spam. he changed my password and it stopped but the spammer kept trying to get in. Four days later I opened outlook and entered the new password and the spam started on the mail server again as if Outlook relayed my password to the hacker. Machine is not slow at all and does not suffer from blue screen on any other symptom that I have noticed.
    I have run full system scans with Norton (pc was in safe mode network access) and with Norton Power Eraser.
    Norton only revealed tracking cookies...
    Norton Power Eraser photoshop.exe as a startup item and removed it....
    Malware Bytes Found Adware.StatBlaster and removed it
    I have used sysinternals to monitor TCP activity and nothing looks out of the norm…
    How can I be sure the machine is clean?
    Thanks in Advance

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    My windows 7 Ultimate x64 crashed a few days ago and I was forced to do a system restore. Afterwards I started receiving the dreaded WAT pop-ups saying I was running non-genuine windows. I've also had some issues with a few dll files going bad in this time period so I'm wondering if that has anything to do with it. Here's my diagnostic tool output. Greatly appreciate any help

    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    Windows Validation Data-->

    Validation Code: 0x8004FE21
    Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-X92GV-V7DCV-P4K27
    Windows Product Key Hash: aU2z1/fnhnLHmhBm699qYZT2E6s=
    Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00400
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
    ID: {53ECD5CD-D3ED-4205-B0AE-9220BC7E2A50}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
    Architecture: 0x00000009
    Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333
    TTS Error:
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

    Vista WgaER Data-->
    ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    Windows XP Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    File Exists: No
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    OGA Notifications Data-->
    Cached Resul... Read more

    A:Windows 7 giving WAT not running genuine windows message

    You definitely have dll problems - interestingly similar to another post I'm dealing with elsewhere

    File Scan Data-->
    File Mismatch: C:\windows\system32\sppobjs.dll[6.1.7601.17514], Hr = 0x80092003
    File Mismatch: C:\windows\system32\sppc.dll[6.1.7601.17514], Hr = 0x800b0100
    File Mismatch: C:\windows\system32\sppwinob.dll[6.1.7601.17514], Hr = 0x80092003
    File Mismatch: C:\windows\system32\slui.exe[6.1.7601.17514], Hr = 0x80092003
    File Mismatch: C:\windows\system32\sppcomapi.dll[6.1.7601.17514], Hr = 0x800b0100
    File Mismatch: C:\windows\system32\sppsvc.exe[6.1.7601.17514], Hr = 0x80092003
    File Mismatch: C:\windows\system32\systemcpl.dll[6.1.7601.17514], Hr = 0x800b0100
    File Mismatch: C:\windows\system32\user32.dll[6.1.7601.17514], Hr = 0x800b0100

    Please run a full CHKDSK and SFC scan....

    Click on Start > All Programs > Accessories
    Right-click on the Command Prompt entry
    Select Run as Administrator and accept the UAC prompt - the Elevated Command Prompt window should pop up.

    At the Command prompt, type

    CHKDSK C: /R

    and hit the Enter key.
    You will be told that the drive is locked,
    and the CHKDSK will run at he next boot - hit the Y key, press Enter, and then reboot.

    The CHKDSK will take a few hours depending on the size of the drive, so be patient!

    After the CHKDSK has run, Windows should boot normally (possibly after a second auto-reboot) -
    then run the SFC.

    SFC -System File Checker - Instructions
    Click on Start > All Programs > Acces... Read more

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    Hi All, I joined this site in the hopes of getting some help for this horrible PC problem.

    About a month ago my PC with had Windows XP Home edition with SP3 began to give me BSOD whenever my AVG anti virus software ran at a schedualed time, it ONLY did it during the schedualed scans and not when I initiated a scan on my own, so I just stopped doing schedualed scans and everything seemed to be fine for the time being.

    A week or so later I encounted a problem burning videos to DVD with my favorite DVD burning software. I try uninstalling an reinstalling the software and the problem presists. I try new DVD burning software and I get the exact same problem. I also try burning a data DVD and on those occasions I get the dreaded BSOD. My first thought is that I've picked up a virus, so I run AVG, and it shows nothing. I only got the BSOD when I tried burning things to DVD so I just assumed it was a problem with my DVD drive and just left it alone untill a later time.

    Around last week, I started getting BSOD again, but this time it was happening whenever I was watching a streaming vid online, not matter what vid, or what site it would play for maybe 20 mins and then I'd get BSOD. Again I think that it's a virus so I run AVG again only to get a BSOD halfway through the scan. I try Microsofts Maleware remover and it either shows nothing or I get the BSOD when running it.

    As it stands now I get the BSOD randomly whenever I log into windows XP....If I don't try running virus... Read more

    A:Windows constantly giving me BSOD.

    If you are still able to get into Windows - navigate to C:/Windows/minidump. Gather all files and compress into a .zip file. Upload it to your next post.

    Test your RAM by using memtest. Link available in my signature. Only have one stick of RAM installed at a time and let the test run for ~ 4 passes.

    Test your HDD by using the appropriate diagnostic tool. Link available in my signature.


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    Recently I wanted to check out WinXP. I installed it and it ran pretty good. But Since I use Dx 10 for some of my gaming I decided Re-install 7.

    When I returned to 7 I noticed WEI giving me a lower score then what I used to have. I used to have a 4.2 Aero / 5.4 Gaming graphics. Now its showing at best a 3.8 Aero / 5.3 Gaming graphics score. I say at best because first going into Windows after the re-install it showed 3.7 Aero / 5.2 Gaming. And at the 2nd day in use 3.8 Aero / 5.3 Gaming.

    I did everything normal as always, installed DX update, Java, Flash, Visual C+. So maybe it just needs time to improve itself or maybe I'm missing something I don't know. The Graphics Driver is up to date and is setup as it always was when I had the high score. I know Windows 7 Improves Performance over time with superfetch so I'll continue to monitor it. I just thought I'd see if anyone had any advice.

    CPU -- 6.4 AMD Phemon 2 dual 2.9ghz
    RAM -- 7.1 6GB.
    Aero -- Now - 3.8 - Used to be - 4.2
    Gaming Graphics -- Now - 5.3 - Used to be - 5.4
    HDD -- 5.8
    Windows 7 Home Premium X64 ------ Lenovo Ideapad Z565 -- Ati Radeon HD 4200 Series.

    A:Windows 7 WEI Giving Me A Lower Score

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    This is my first time registering for one of these kinds of forums, so I'm not familiar with protocol. I'll just explain what the problem is.

    I noticed last night, when I was trying to transfer photos from my cell phone to my laptop, that every time I tried to copy the pictures and move them, windows explorer would crash. I gave up, and today the problems started to get worse. The audio keeps turning off and on, and windows explorer is still crashing, but now my entire laptop slows down every time I open it. I already ran CCleaner and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware in safe mode, but halfway through the anti-malware scan my computer just turned off. Also, I installed ProcessExplorer, but I didn't see anything that looks weird, but I'm not very familiar with different processes. I'm not sure what's going on anymore, but I'd really appreciate some help. Thanks!

    A:Windows Explorer giving me trouble

    Hi -

    See if you can run - http://www.microsoft.com/security/sc...s/default.aspx

    If it too causes system shutdown, run SeaTools for DOS HDD diagnostics.

    SeaTools for DOS ISO download - http://www.seagate.com/staticfiles/s...20EURO.144.ISO

    Burn to CD-R with ImgBurn (or similar app) - http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

    Boot with SeaTools CD, run the LONG test.

    Regards. . .



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    So finally i've got a windows 7 copy. I fired it up in Vmware Workstation(As i'm not giving any physical resources to a microsoft product, no offence. All my life i was a linux/unix user and i'm happy to stay that way. i will only run vstudio so that i can have some familiarity with the windows development environment )

    My friends said very good things about this version of windows. And also praised the power shell. But as far as i have seen nothing looks or acts better than then my past short encounter with windows xp. Only thing i can see is the UI is bloated with graphics and annoying stuff just keep popping up which i do not need. another thing the Power shell is terribly slow. which kills the idea of having a powerful programming shell if it responds the same rate as the bloated graphics. The default text editor of windows is notepad which is kind of a joke. It does not have anything at all. why microsoft is shipping this poorly designed software with their system is beyond my understanding. its command line back end EDIT is also useless. Recently i came to know edit was based on PICO. which was bought by Mr.Gates in the early days of microsoft. I kind of dont understand why he bought the worst editor possible when several superior editors existed. even ken Thompsons original "ed" from 70's outperforms edit or notepad in every way possible. So i first downloaded gvim and emacs so that atleast i can edit stuff.

    After installing i tried to update windows. It i... Read more

    A:Windows 7 : giving me hell of a headache

    I'm sure that there are plenty of Windows users out there who can say similar things about Linux and the other OSes (MAC OSX being such an example). In turn, these other users might find things a bit frustrating when they try out an OS that is not familiar to them. All OSes have their nuances and ways of doing things and when you get used to the OS and its limitations you will find things a lot easier. No OS is perfect, and there are always features present in OS A that we would like to see in OS B (and vice-versa).

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    So, I've been thinking about giving Windows 8 a try (once the Consumer Preview rolls out February 29th), but a have a few questions before going through with this:

    - How does the licensing works on an Beta/Developer-Consumer preview build? is there a 30-day window? how does it works?

    - Are the latest graphics/sound/etc drivers fully compatible with Windows 8?

    - Same with games, will Steam/Origin work without a hitch?

    - I think I know the answer to this but, will there be an option to disable the Metro UI completely?


    A:Thinking of giving Windows 8 a try, few questions:

    There are numerous ways to switch the mode from mobile to desktop. I am playing Elder Scrolls Skyrim on Steam without problems. No problems with drivers of any kind even in the Alpha release. The beta version will have a timb bomb that lasts almost a year.

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    Hello all,

    I used to use incredimail until I got a new computer with Vista on it. I installed incredimail, and used it (kind of) until I found out it wasn't compatible with Vista, and then uninstalled. I switched over to Windows Mail and have a question.

    First off, I HATE IT. I know im a nerd, but I love all the little icons and themes that incredimail has...and windows mail appears to have none of. Well...to the question...

    I set up my account, and email works just fine, but there is a problem with attachments. I can receive (for instance) a pdf and save it to my computer. If I open it from its saved location, it opens up perfectly. If I click on the attachment in my email and try to open it that way, I get an error that states something like "there is no file extension set for that file. Please go into control panel and set one."

    I know there is a file extension set, because I went into control panel and checked, but it has the acrobat reader icon for the file, and I can open it pefectly if it is saved to my desktop.

    Does anyone have an idea why I can open the pdf files perfectly as long as it is saved to the computer, but if I try to open it from Windows Mail, it gives me that file extension error?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

    A:Windows Mail is giving me problems

    It has something to do with Vista's tight security. With XP, I can open PDF files either way.

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    My home built i7 running Win 10 Home 64 bit was fine for a few days, and then I had trouble with audio. I could hear all sounds but trying to record audio was impossible, It wouldnt even load the programms i use (Roxio creator 10 and Audacity).

    After wasting a day resintalling programmes, updating drivers I'd had enough, so i decided to Settings > Recovery > Go back to Windows 7.

    I clicked that, went through the various options, and clicked on return to Windows 7.

    The computer shut down, then booted up....and came back with Windows 10 still working. I have looked online but can find no one else with the problem !

    Ive tried 8 times now. Windows 10 is very tenacious. How do I get the PC to do the apparently simple task of returning to Win 7 ?

    A:Win 10 won't downgrade to Windows 7 - despite giving me option to do s

    Hi Andy and welcome to the forum

    Just checking. When did you upgrade to Win10 as I'm pretty sure the rollback function only works for 30 days after upgrade?

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    Please help Windows 7 crash
    If someone could please try and help me fix this or just start over.

    Ok I have a emachine e725 running windows 7 32bit and a acer running on windows vista. My emachine recently crashed in the blue screen and I tried to complete a system restore. I was able to get through the advanced boot menu and use the repair your computer option to restore windows. During the windows setup process I got another blue screen and the computer restarting. It then started the process over and once it got to the step that says windows is preparing setup, it gives an error msg saying something along the lines of windows was interupted and needs to restart to complete installation, and it has an option to press ok. This cycle continues and I can not open in safe mode because it says "windows can not complete the installation in safemode. Also the option to repair your computer in the advanced menu options is no longer available. So after wrestling with windows starting up I decided to create a back up and restore disc on my acer for my windows 7 computer. I tried putting it on a disc but it would not boot. So I tried creating a installation disc of windows 7 and tried booting from the cdrom drive. Once I did that I got a error msg saying "device driver not found: MSCD001 No valid cdrom device drivers selected. It then gives me the A:\>. Im not sure if I created the disc wrong since I cant unzip the entire file I downloaded with needing an encryption pas... Read more

    A:windows 7 giving error mscd001

    Genuine Windows? 7 Home Premium
    Platform Intel? Pentium? mobile processor T3400/T4200 (1 MB L2 cache, 2.16/2 GHz, 667/800 MHz FSB, 35 W), supporting Intel? 64 architecture
    Mobile Intel? GL40 Express Chipset
    802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED? network connection
    System memory Dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM support
    Up to 2 GB of DDR2 667 MHz memory, upgradeable to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules
    Display 15.6" HD 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, high-brightness (220-nit), TFT LCD
    16:9 aspect ratio
    Graphics Mobile Intel? GL40 Express Chipset with integrated 3D graphics, featuring Intel? Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M (Intel? GMA 4500M with up to 1759 MB of Intel? Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0 (64 MB of dedicated video memory, up to 1695 MB of shared system memory), supporting Microsoft? DirectX? 10
    Dual independent display support
    16.7 million colors
    MPEG-2/DVD decoding
    WMV9 (VC-1) decoding
    Audio High-definition audio support with two built-in stereo speakers
    MS-Sound compatible
    Storage 160/250/320/500 GB or larger hard disk drive
    5-in-1 card reader, supporting Secure Digital? (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick? (MS), Memory Stick PRO? (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card? (xD)
    Optical media drive 8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
    DVD/CD-RW combo drive
    Communication Video conference: Integrated webcam, 0.3-megapixel resolution, featuring enhanced technology for low-light environments
    WLAN: 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED? network connection
    LAN: 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready
    Dimen... Read more

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