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Malicious URL Dilemma

Q: Malicious URL Dilemma

Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 successfully blocked a malicious URL.
My concern is that within seconds IE9 crashed. Within 2 minutes I attempted a scan with Kaspersky and the scan was almost frozen. Scan was very, very slow. I aborted the scan.

A subsequent scan about 10 minutes later with Kasperksy and Malwarebytes was negative.

Any further steps to take to insure my system was not infected ? Seems to be normal since incident. I just felt the IE9 crash and slow scan were significant. Thanks !

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Preferred Solution: Malicious URL Dilemma

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A: Malicious URL Dilemma

Re-boot and re-run Malwarebytes in safe mode.

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So a couple of years ago I bought this all in one pc.
Now it is just sitting in my desk accumulating dust.

I was about to sell it but I suddenly had a thought.

"Is it possible to upgrade this pc?"

Anyone?

Thank You Guys Very Much In Advance!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3330S CPU @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6075 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7450A Graphics, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 1843 GB (1158 GB Free); D: 17 GB (2 GB Free);
Motherboard:
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled
 

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I purchase a laptop from Dell. I asked specifically for windows 7. I got the laptop and it had windows 8 installed already. i view the windows 8 thru ten to be nothing more than a glorified case of Vista. I need to remove the windows 8 from my laptop. people have told me I have to go to Dell and get windows 7 drivers. I have a original equipment disc for windows 7 I contacted Dell and they are not ready to send me windows drivers. can you offer me some assistance I don't like or understand windows8
my email is email removed
best regards Carl Stewart

A:my dilemma

Carl I have removed your email you will just get spammed by bots otherwise.

You can get drivers from the dell website you just put in your service tag number and it will show you the drivers available.

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Recently, my PC got infected with some sort of malware and now I can't run any programs on it. This is not helped by the fact that there is a hidden administrator account with a password I can't crack (2nd hand computer).

So now I am trying to reinstall windows xp sp3 on it. However, the installation CD that comes with it won't boot. I've changed boot order in BIOS and I press F8 to boot but then a black screen comes up with <C:\>.
I've tried locating the setup.exe on the CD but it says 'invalid command'.

So is there a way for me to create a bootable windows XP CD for that computer w/o needing to run any programs on it? I can run cmd though.

A:Bit of a dilemma here...

Well, thanks for your help all. I've decided to format using Linux instead. Who wants bloody windows on their computer anyway

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This is my dilemma:

A computer at work is running IE7, XP Pro, SP3. Recently Last week, IE began loading with no toolbar (file, edit, view, history, bookmarks, tools or help), therefore 'right-clicking' on the toolbar and selecting 'tools' is not an option.

Also, I cannot 'right-click' to access any functions associated with that, nor can I use any DOS commands such as Ctrl+C or Ctrl+V to copy or paste. And all drop down boxes are gone. Clicking on hyper links will not load any page in another window.

I have tried writing registry values as found in various forums, deleting other values, changing the binary code to 1 in D-Word entries to make sure that the toolbar menu is active...tried Alt, Alt+Spacebar, Alt+T, or any other combination of keys, and none of them work. PLEASE do not suggest F11 either, as we all know this just hides the address bar and then restores it.

I have tried booting into safe mode, and ran scans as well, and no infections were found.

Sadly, the workstation is equipped with an enterprise version of Nortons, which found nothing either. I have also ran both Malwarebytes and Spyware Doctor to no avail.

I tried utilizing Kelly's Korner toolbar fix exe. and this did not work.

Right-clicking ANYWHERE on the top bar, only gives me the pop-up box which has 'restore', 'maximize', 'minimize', or 'close' as options to choose from.

The 'tools' button is NOT hidden, nor is it at the bottom of the screen in the lower right corner. I cannot drag any of the t... Read more

A:IE7 Dilemma

Hello,For Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer, this behavior is caused by one or more corrupted values in the Windows Registry. I would not recommend messing with the Registry unless there is no other way to fix it.To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in this wizard.Fix This Problem.Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.~Zane

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Guys,just days ago I purchased all the components needed to make a gaming rig.Well,most of the components[except my PSU] have been delivered.As I was talking to the guy who is going to assemble my CPU,he gave me a suggestion to use my old HDD with the new one,as it would give me and my family more space to put in new stuff in the new HDD.Well,I liked the idea and told him we would go through with it,but then,many questions popped in my mind as soon as I had finished my conversation with him.Well,first let me give you the specs:-
1)OLD HDD:-Western Digital Caviar Green-WD10EZRX-00D8PB0[ASIN number,I guess] and here is the link http://www.amazon.in/WD-Caviar-Desktop-Internal-WD10EZRX/dp/B00769WETS. Reason,I provided you guys the ASIN number is because when I saw the price of this HDD now,it is 12K bucks....I don't believe I paid that much amount in 2011-12,so check the ASIN number that i got in my devices list in the control panel.
NEW HDD:-Toshiba 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD.Link:-http://www.amazon.in/Toshiba-Internal-Hard-Drive-DT01ACA100/dp/B00A0KXK7U?_encoding=UTF8&keywords=1tb%20hdd%20toshiba&linkCode=sl1&linkId=b476891eb75940ea155299da093c4c89&qid=1481107684&ref_=as_li_ss_tl&ref_=sr_1_3&sr=8-3&tag=curse0d-21.
Now,here are my queries:-
1)I am intending to install win 10 pro 64 bit version[in my new HDD],will it somehow clash with the win7 OS in my harddisk.
2)I just do not have applications installed in the C drive,but also in other drives.Eve... Read more

A:Dilemma of using old HDD in new rig..

3)As the drive is like 3-4 years old[already reached its expectancy],would it be wise to have all the data stored in it?Click to expand...

Any data you want to keep, you make backups. If this is the ONLY copy of said data, you should expect to lose it at some point. ALL drives fail; it is only a question of when the drive failes.
4)As the old HDD is of Western Digital caviar series and the new one is of Toshiba,will they clash with each other?Click to expand...

No.
Here is what I would do;
1 First and foremost, make at least two copies of whatever data you want to keep. Do this on separate media; ie two external drives, two flash drives, NAS, whatever.
2 Build the system and install just your new drive. Do the windows install, updates, drivers, etc, etc.
3 Once completely finished with the windows install, shutdown and install the old drive. Windows will assign the next available drive letter to your old drive ie E, F, whatever.
4 As for access to your old disk, you can edit permissions to make it unavailable to some users.

Your link to your drive on amazon does not work.
 

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it's best to describe this in steps:
1. I at first installed VISTA
2. I didn:t like it so I re-partitioned my HD
3. I then formatted my HD
4. Tried to install win 98.
5. I got to the part of installation when the computer restarts
6. then got the following error messages:
remove 1 or more memory-resident programs or remove unnecessary utilities from Autoexec.bat or config.sys file
7. I don't have an autoexec.bat file and only a one-liner in my config.sys file.
I'm in a dilemma!~
 

A:in a dilemma!

It actually has too much memory and cannot cope.
Try this suggestion!
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;NL;q184447
 

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I am trying to connect mine and my buddies computers together using a crossover wire. However, my network connection says it is connected but does not send or recieve any packets. My buddies seems well enough. I have tried many things, including repairing connection, but when i attempt to it say: "Windows could not finish repairing this problem because the following action cannot be completed: TCP/IP is not enabled for this connection." I have spent maining hours in agonising frustration and would appreciate any input on my situation!
 

A:tcp/ip dilemma

How did you setup the two machines IP addresses? If you let Windows do it, try this.

Setup the machine as follows:

PC1:
IP Address: 192.168.0.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

PC2:
IP Address: 192.168.0.3
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

Leave the other settings blank. See if that allows you to connect.
 

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I currently have a 1gb usb key for my university work but all has gone wrong

Yesterday i saved 3 major essays to it, and as i went to back them up at home the usb key doesnt work any more

Plugged it in and it would not even light up, after hours of trying it finally gave in and was found by my pc

But now it is saying there is only 8mb on the actual key? None of my previous files are there and its asking me to format

What do i do? And will i be able to rescue my files without spending a fortune on a data recovery service if they can do anything at all.

I need the pieces quickly and so am desperately seeking help

Thanks
 

A:Help with the usb dilemma

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Q: Dilemma

Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/393442/windows-xp-freezes-at-mupsys-in-safe-modeno-administrator-passowrd/ - Hamluis.
 
Hello Everybody
An old XP PC we were using as a Minecraft server was having a printer driver installed when Windows unexpectedly rebooted. Since then it has been stuck in a boot loop. We get as far as the Windows startup screen then it reboots. In safe mode it hangs at the Mup.sys stage.
We have a Windows XP disc which we always used to use to get back to factory settings and I'm pretty sure we used it on this one when we acquired it but it tries ( I think!) to boot from CD but ends up booting from HD. It would not boot into Puppy Linux from CD so I did a Puppy boot from memory stick.
This worked up to editting the registry as described above but Windows is still stuck in the reboot loop.
I should say that I did ntfxfix on Windows partition 1 in Puppy as advised here: http://www.winhelp.us/recover-files-using-puppy-linux-page-2.html. On first reboot it did do chkdsk before the rebooting loop started again.
What else could I try?
thanks
Les

A:Dilemma

I am quite happy to do a clean Windows install if there is something in Windows I can edit with Puppy to force this. Nothing on PC I need but so far I cannot get Windows CD to run (or Puppy on Cd, that hung up as well hence memory stick used)

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I will tell you now, I'm tv/vcr/dvd handicapped. I can fix and build any computer but when it comes to connecting the above hardware to my capture card, I'm totally lost.

My setup: I have a Hauppauge WinTV-PVR 150 capture card. I also have a combo vcr/dvd standalone player (to capture vhs to computer), I also am on Satellite, with a modern tv, one that has the connections I need to do this, but though I've searched and searched, I can find no photos, instructions or anything else related to how to hook this all up so it will still function as a tv/vcr/dvd player, and use it capture my vhs home movies. One person said I needed a splitter. So, I bought a four way splitter, and the back of the package says to not connect the splitter from the satellite box, but after the coaxial is connected to that. Please help this lost person. I've had this setup for two weeks and still don't have the components I have connected to my capture card.
 

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Hi guys just wondering if there's someone out there who can actually clear up this problem once and for all !

I bought a Coolermaster 460W extreme power plus PSU from ebuyer. They have sent me the PSU and a EU type cable to plug into my UK wall !

On the PSU it has no switches to select voltage, but it does have a sticker on saying "AC INPUT 230V ONLY"

Am I right, therefore, in presuming that if I took a UK cable and used that with the PSU it would not blow up my house and/or my newly built rig ?!

Help appreciated !
 

A:EU / UK PSU dilemma

I assume and remember knowing that UK wall sockets give 230 V AC power? Therefore yes, it will work with a UK cable and will not break anything. Or then get an adapter instead of a new cable.
 

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hey, i have found these two ram sets, ?3 apart, and the only difference i see is the ram timings, and i cannot for the likes of me choose which one?
which one should i go for?
Dom

A:RAM Dilemma

The first one with better timings - for only 3 squid extra, it's an easy choice

Basically they are exactly the same RAM modules, except the CL7's are 'better binned' (higher individual quality) than their CL9 counterparts. Modules that can't tolerate tighter timings / voltages are sold as the 'slower' sets.

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Hi guys i'm look at ram Kingston DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Cas Latency 2 or OCZ DDR2-800 (PC2-6400 ) Platinum Revision which is cas 4 i think ? is cas 2 better for gaming?
 

A:Ram dilemma

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I have a customer of mine who is an aged farmer who lives out in the sticks.
The problem I'm having is that he lives in an area that has no broadband and no mobile internet access.
He recently purchased a new PC from me as he has to log his livestocks passports for travel purposes to and from the market. This has now moved to an on-line process hence the reason for him purchasing a PC.
So he has no choice but to use dial-up (which also disables his use of the only phone line he has)
The thing is windows updates are causing his internet connection to time out as the files are so large and this also causes his mail to seize up.
He uses MSE for security, and MS office for a simple excel spread sheet that needs to be updated and emailed. And he has to log on once a day to the internet to check a few things on his livestock sales etc.
Is there any way to disable windows updates for office and windows but allow MSE to update automatically or does he have to update MSE manually each day ? (remember the poor bugger struggles to turn the PC on and for the first month I was there daily to fill in the 10 or so lines into the spread sheet and mail them, but he seems to have got the hang of it now)
I don't mind bringing his PC to my office to do monthly windows/office updates, but I would prefer for his anti-virus to be daily updated automatically as 3 other Farmers in the same area have been infected recently via email so I just wanted to keep the costs down of me going out to ... Read more

A:Bit of a dilemma with MSE

G'day Nick,

I wonder if this might work?

Turn OFF ALL updates, but setup MSE as shown in the image below - setup a schedule scan each morning, and also check the option to run an update of the spyware definitions.

My understanding is that MSE will still update its defintions, as it runs separately from Windows Update.

Regards,
Golden

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i had a problem with my win 7
i had used win xp for a long time and win 7 came out. i bought it and install it in partition win xp(c drive) and it worked.
after a while when i restart and the system is corrupted
i can run win 7 in the boost so i decide to run win 7 again and i install win 7 in another partition but now i can not format win xp in another partition(d dirve) and it take most of volume.
how can i format win xp in D drive
please help me out

regard

A:W7 and XP dilemma

Please post back a screenshot of your Disk Management drive map with listings: Type Disk Management in Start button Search box, maximize window, use Snipping Tool in Start Menu to capture the map and listings, attach file using paper clip in reply box.

Please tell us which partition has the working Win7, and where you would like to put XP.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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I am searching for the good configured notebook. I found these notbooks in my budget.
Dell Inspiron 6400
Dell Inspiron 9400
HP Pavilion
Sony VAIO Notebook

Help me out from the dilemma by your suggestions.
 

A:Help me out from the dilemma

A tip on buying a laptop,Buy what you want now and what you might want for hardware later.Becayuse a laptop is not easily upgraded and has strict guidlines as to what you can and can't do. So if your looking to buy a laptop for gaming or video editing or just making letters and such for trips.make sure you buy a laptop that can do that now and suit your needs for the next couple years.
 

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ok i dunno if this is the right place to post it (cuz i havent been here in a long long while)

well i acquired a ati radeon HD 4850 alightly used for a few months pretty much brand new. i poped it in and it came up a long beep then 3 short beeps, i checked the internet it a video card issue so i did the reseat,i did the driver install, i did the bios/cmos clear,i did the pci-e rail swap and reseat.

ive been hammering the internet off and on cant find anything of help. as my specs read ive got a M2N SLI DELUXE mobo, 4 gb of quad channel ram (2 pairs paired up) amd x2 6000+, and win 7 ultimate 64 bit

i canot try to put the vid card in another pc yet cuz the other pc im afraid of might be under powered and that pc isnt listed in the specs

any info or ideas is welcome i thought id ask here since no one seems to be having this issue
 

A:In a dilemma

can you give us the specs on your PSU
 

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Ok. Please continue.

A:My Dilemma

Hello, and to the Malware Removal forum! My online alias is Blade Zephon, or Blade for short, and I will be assisting you with your malware issues!If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Before we begin cleaning your machine, I'd like to lay out some guidelines for us to follow while we are working together.I will be assisting you with your malware issues. This may or may not resolve other problems you are having with your computer. If you are still having problems after your machine has been determined clean, I will be glad to direct you to the proper forum for assistance.Even if things appear better, that does not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions until I give you the all clean. Absence of symptoms does not mean that all the malware has been removed. If a piece of the infection is left, it can regenerate and reinfect your machine. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding ... Read more

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Hi, everybody. Please excuse my lack of knowledge on the subject I am asking about. As far as I know, you are not able to set up WPA encryption on your laptop in a wifi hotspot(unless of course the owner tells you the router's MAC address and passphrase). However, I was wondering what exactly the WPA does. I read that it supposedly encrypts all the so-called "data" that you send out(specifically for web browsing, downloading, etc.), and makes anyone trying to connect to your computer(and therefore your network) need to input the correct passphrase. If this is the case, isn't there some sort of software that could also encrypt your outbound data in the same way on a hotspot, but without actually setting up an encrypted network between your computer and a router(or access point)? I am guessing that if there is, then it would probably only encrypt outbound "data", and not protect you from people trying to access your computer. I have read about VPNs, TOR, etc., but as far as I can understand, these only try to mask your IP/identity. They also say that they "tunnel data," but doesn't all web traffic have to make "hops" anyway? So how would they "tunnel data," unless that company had a physical line running straight from your computer to their server? I welcome any number of responses on this subject, and I would appreciate any help anyone can offer. Thank you very much!
 

A:WPA Dilemma

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heloo dears.....

Two hours back ... i'd installed ububtu alongside with seven.... but i didnt like ubuntu much... so i planned to uninstall it... I've deleted ubuntu partitions (unknown) by goin through disk management... but accidently i've lost all drives and all my data... ie.. its now showing free space in disk management.... is there any way 2 recover my personal lost files ??? plz help dears....

A:plz plz plz im in a great dilemma....

frnds....... plzzzzzzzzz help me to recover the files....

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Hi all,

I've been using Windows 7 since the release of the beta (now using RC) on my old Pentium 4 desktop - it runs a treat!

Then, a couple of weeks ago, I made use of a great offer from Dell (no doubt discounting PCs pre-Win 7 launch) and bought a laptop. The laptop is pre-installed with Vista 64 and so I've ordered the Windows 7 upgrade.

Ok, so the dilemma is, the licence on the RC version expires in May (I think) so what do I do at that point? Am I right in saying the Win 7 upgrade won't work on my desktop as it's 64-bit? Is there any way around this? Or do I have to bite the bullet and buy a 32-bit edition of Win 7 for my desktop?

Please advise,

Kev

A:Multi PC Dilemma

A clean install would have no problems.
But why wouldnt the 64bit upgrade to a 64bit?

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Hi,

I bought a Samsung series 5 notebook about 8 months ago, the other day the HDD failed and wont spin/not recognized at all.
I have the option of sending it in for warranty, but there is a lot of personal and sensitive information on the drive and I don't really want to send it in.
I have also just purchased a SSD as a replacement, and when searching on google, found that the product key for my OEM of windows 8 is stored in the BIOS.
I am just wondering where I can get an .iso of windows 8 x64 so I can use it to re-install my windows 8 OS on the new SSD?

As I said, I dont want to send my old HDD in.

Can anyone give me some recommendations please as I am in a bit of a state trying to work out how to get my 8 month old laptop running again

Thanks

A:major dilemma help please :\

They now store the Windows product key in the Bios so that if you are reinstalling the same version of Windows on a new HDD you don't need to type in the product key.
As for your old drive, if it doesn't spin, you cannot get it accessed by the computer and you cannot run any software tools to recover the data. Your only other option is to send it off to the very, very expensive Data Recovery Specialist. But it ain't cheap.

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Ok heres my dilemma...

I was tinkering around with Vista last night ( was drunk and bored ) And then I went to bed and don't know what the heck I did to my laptop.

Right now ALL of my dang programs are set to open in wordpad by default...I have no clue on how to fix this

Seriously this is a major issue for me

My iTunes opens up in wordpad and all i see is jibberish, same thing goes for when I want to do a system restore, play ANY of my games, open any freaking program...All i get is my programs being displayed in computer jargon in wordpad

Please I hope someone can help me out soon because I really wanted to play Counter Strike Source soon =)

A:Wordpad Dilemma

Hi -

It sounds like you found an escape from the boredom!

Run a Vista system restore - choose a restore point prior to the mishap yesterday -
START | rstrui - select restore point

If you can't run the rstrui.exe file, boot into SAFEMODE and select "Safemode with Command Prompt" and execute rstrui.exe there.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I've just formatted the hard disc on my old Dell Latitude D600 and re-installed Windows XP. All went well until I tried to set up an internest account and discovered my Network administrator driver had gone. I went to device manager, found that a number of other drivers had also disappeared, so went to Dell Support (on another PC) and downloaded all the drivers indicated for my service tag.

I went back to the Latitude and tried to install the drivers through the device manager, but got the good old "Windows can't open this file" message. I've tried to install via DVD and also by copying the driver files to the Lat's C Drive via USB, all to no avail.

The files are called "click once application" files and, if I click on the original downloaded file (on the second PC) they open. I'm flummoxed--why would the files act differently and what do I need to do to install them in the Lat?

Thanks in advance

A:Driver Dilemma

When you clicked on the installers, the d\l`d drivers, they probably extracted to a folder. It is located in C:\Drivers.

Look to make sure it is there. Then go into Device Manager. Right click on each device needing a driver and point it to the corresponding folder in C:\Driver.

The reason the one-click did not behave properly is probably because they were written to work on a different Service pack, or with a later version of Windows installer then is currently reflected on you machine due to the new install you just did.

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Ok, my motherboard supports this

Asus.com said:

3 x DDR DIMM Sockets
Max. 3 GB unbuffered PC2100 / PC1600 non-ECC SDRAM Memory (PC3200 Max. to 2 banks only / PC2700 Max to 4 banks only)Click to expand...

( From: http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=13&l3=62&model=227&modelmenu=2 )

My question is what's better? 1.5gb running at PC2700 or 1gb running at PC3200?

( I only have 512mb sticks and I don't feel like spending the money to buy 2 1gb sticks )
 

A:Memory Dilemma

I'd think the 1.5GB would be better but the difference will likely be minimal either way. If you want to know for sure do some benchmarks with programs like PCMark and 3DMark and see what scores better.
 

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Hi All.

I am so sorry for being a pain, but I am trying to rid my computer of malware, and was following the instructions well until almost at the bottom of the sheet of instructions and was told to back up my files onto a dvd. Okay, I chose the free Vista program suggested here and proceeded to follow instructions to back up. I was told the dvd needed formatting first, so pressed format, and that was almost 3 hours ago. It is still trying to format and warning me not to remove disc or turn computer off. I am sure something must be wrong. Please can any of you tell me what to do now having gone this far? which has already taken me through the wee small hours and I am shattered and stressed.

Thanks in advance,

Maureen.

A:Please can anyone suggest a way out of my dilemma?

Hi again.

Just to let you all know that I ended up turning off the PC, and everything does appear to be okay now thanks. Off to find out how to format in a quicker way now.

Kind Regards,

Maureen.

PS A great site. Well done to all involved here.

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I have recently installed a Linux Samba file server on my home network. All is well with it. The issue I'm having is my one Win 10 machine is seeing itself, the other Win 10 machine, the router and the Linux. This machine (the other Win 10) only sees itself and the other Win 10 machine. All "obvious" settings seem to be correct.

Any ideas?

Thx so much in advance.

A:Minor Dilemma

I discovered that SMB file sharing was off in windows features yet that has not resolved the issue. To my surprise, no change.

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Hi Guys,

Firstly I would like to apologise if this is a duplicate thread, but from what I have seen I have a kinda unique problem.

My company bought a couple of HP Pavillion dv6 1135ei notebooks preinstalled with Vista Home Premium. (Hewlett-Packard HP Pavillion dv6 Notebook PC, AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core QL-65 2.10 Ghz, 3.00 GB RAM 32 bit OS Service Pack 1) The problem is that there are some programs i need to run that will not work on Vista. (I have checked)

My first idea was to format the machine and install XP Professional. I created the Vista back-up discs, and proceeded to try install XP. Everytime the XP setup got about half way through, I would get a blue screen of death .

Tired and frustrated, I grabbed a copy of Linux Mint and formatted the PC with that but.... when I again inserted the XP Pro CD, our blue screen would reappear! So, back to square one again, and I ended up re-installing Vista Home Premium on the Notebook.

After much googling, I discovered that it might indeed be possible to dual boot, but unfortunately they only show how its done on Intel & nVidia chipsets, leaving this poor AMD in the dark. So in the end i have 145 Gb Vista Partition, a 10.6 Gb Recovery Partition and a 141 Gb Blank partition.
(When trying to install Xp on the empty partion, setup fails everytime, i do not even get to choose which parition xp should install to)

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Update. Im still stuck... Anything guys

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So I'm having a bit of an Adobe Dilemma and looking for any advice or help related to the issue.

You see, years ago I purchased Adobe Acrobat on disc from my college. This was before all the licensing fees from Adobe started. I never had an issue using their software as the license had been purchased upon purchasing the disc. Again, this was at the time.

The problem arose when I purchased a new computer. While trying to transfer my program to my new computer it is telling me that I have to once again purchase the licensing for it. This would be via the once a year payment or the monthly payment for it. Is there anyway around this? Since the license I purchased was before all of this does anyone know of a grandfather clause that would allow me to continue using the software license I had already purchased or I am cornered into paying them regardless of when my actual purchase was made?

Thanks for any help ahead of time.
 

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I wasn't sure where to post this, but since it's mostly about my lusting after Synthetik's Studio Artist software, I decided to post it here.
Digital art is basically my life. I know, I should get a life, but I love it, and over the past 10 years, I've accumulated some great software for Windows, including
PhotoShop
Corel Painter
PaintShop Pro
Gertrudis
Virtual Painter
Buzz Pro
ArtMaster Pro Gold
PhotoGraphic Edges
etc.,

I've always had a pc, and my current one is set up nicely with 2 monitors, a CRT & an LCD, and it works great with the software sliders and palettes on one monitor and the canvas on the other.
But darn it, Studio Artist is only for Macs, and..........it's AWESOME!

My computer is 2 years old, and though it's running great, I'll be needing a new one before long. If I decide to switch and buy a Macintosh, then none of my other software will work on it. I've considered an emulator on my pc, but I'm much better at digital art than at tech support stuff, and from what I see, emulators have a ways to go.

I keep hearing how Macs are the choice of many digital artists, but I'm not sure why, since I know nothing about them. I thought about buying a PowerBook with Studio Artist and using it here beside the pc, but I would need my Wacom tablet, which is connected to the pc.
I know there are bigger problems in the world, but I seem to be stuck. Any helpful suggestions would be welcome.
 

A:Mac, PC, software dilemma.....

You might want to check out the new Intel Mac's. You can run both Windows and OS X with Boot Camp on the Mac's.
Intel Core Duo processor
 

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We were given a Pentium II motherboard with the processor and are trying to fix it up as a backup computer. It can run WinXP so it should work out good. The problem is that it came with some memory (PC100) but there are no markings on any of it to say what size they are. I can't decipher what the stickers are trying to say (see screenshots below). I tried to load each stick one at a time to see what it would list them as under System, but one stick by itself and the computer is unreadable (the screen is too fuzzy). Not sure why the memory would effect the video cards resolution.

If I install two of the sticks at the same time then the screen is readable. One stick has "PC100 8x64" on each of the 8 chips, so I figured that must be a 512MB stick. The other stick has no real markings on it. Now here comes the confusing part - when I install the (presumably 512MB) stick with one of the other sticks, it says 96MB under System. How can that be? The smallest stick of memory for this processor is 64MB. How could it possibly have 96MB with two sticks (one if which is 512MB)? Shouldn't it have more than 512MB, if one of the sticks is 512MB?
 

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Hey guys
I recently installed Win 7 Pro that I got as a student. It is the upgrade version. Everything went smoothly.

I want to upgrade my HDD as the old one is too slow. Is there anyway I could install it on the new HDD seeing that there would be no operating system to upgrade and thus it won't accept the upgrade Key. Also I used the key once, would I be able to reuse it with the new install?

Thanks guys

A:Got new HDD, installation dilemma

Welcome to Seven Forums, mackdaddy187.

See this tutorial and the note under Option One - basically, you CAN install to a blank HD - Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

If there is a problem activating it, just call Microsoft and tell them what you did. They will be able to give you a new key.

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 Help Please, Updated my operating system earlier today [29/05/16] from a windows 8.1 to a windows 10, prior to that I performed a factory reset on the system basically returned it to the state in which I bought it. I've also had the system for 2 years now if that is an important factor worth noting for anyone willing to help. Basically the bluetooth feature is gone, [and yes I am 1000% positive this system came with a bluetooth feature, used it earlier in the day] I can't find it anywhere, not on the pc settings area not on the device manager area I tried downloading the drivers from HP support still nothing. I'm considering reverting back to windows 8.1, I am media heavy and bluetooth has become somewhat essential for me as I have wireless headphones. Please I need help. Thanks in advance.

A:The Bluetooth Dilemma

Hi, Please try  MediaTek (Ralink) Bluetooth Software Driver:    http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp71501-72000/sp71572.exe Regards.

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hi
im having problems with my current modem atm since i went to adsl2 from adsl1 using the siemen speedstream 4200 and Netgear - WGR614 WIRELESS ROUTER and still using it atm
been gettin dropouts frequently with games and with 3 ppl sharing the internet
i called up the company and said they will add some dropout firmware so try and fix it and it helped abit
the modem they gave me ss4200 was meant for adsl1 at that time but doesnt really support adsl2 so i had to upgrade its firmware
anyhows im gettin anooyed with the dcs and thinkin of buyin a new modem or new modem router
i heard that dlink is the worst of the brands so i sticked with netgear
is it that bad and unreliable?
what bout belkin brand?
i was thinkin of this one D-Link DSL-2730B Wireless N150 Modem Router but not too sure
wats a good choice on a low budget cost
anyone could help me?

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anyone with some advice?

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Hi,
I've been trying to learn to upgrade a laptop, so I got my fathers old laptop. He says if I can fix it, he'd like to use it to get online. Anyway, the thing is my brother in law called himself fixing it and messed it up. somehow, it won't boot from any drive except for C drive. I doesn't acknowledge the floppy drive, and the CDrom, it acknowledges, but won't boot from it. I've been trying to get to the BIOS screen but when it comes on, it goes straight to windoze, even when I push pause. Oh it'll stop, but it will just stop until I let it go on to windoze. The laptop is an old Toshiba Satellite 205cd with 100mhz on it and 24mb of memory. I figured I could bump up the ram some and change out the drive but... I think the guy did something to the BIOS or.... well, if anyone can help, I'm all ears. Thanx! The triforce is with you.
 

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Attempting to load XP on a brand new hard drive. I get a PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA blue screen. Says The Problem Seems To Be caused by the following file: setupdd.sys
This is a new XP Home CD
 

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Before going in to the actual topic at hand remove from your mind the likes of DX11 (I don't have any DX11-compatible games yet anyway). I'll be putting together a new rig sometime later this year (probably around Christmas time) and by then Southern Islands will be on the market, so I want to upgrade my aging 4870 for, get this, two 4870 X2's for the price of one 6950 (1GB). It sounds a bit backwards I'm aware as I can't think of a way to explain it...at least not the way it's making sense to me. In any case anyone know of any places other than online auctions where I could find X2's (preferably two, but one will suffice) for around or cheaper than I've found them?

Oh, the price of the auction I'm mulling over is $225. The single X2's are around $150-180. For the single cards it makes more sense as I can't think of a single card that's faster for the price.

A:Moral Dilemma...Or Is It?

I'm not really impressed with the 6XXX series, but they do scale better than the 4XXX series..... That said if you get the 4870X2's they may or not work well with your games... resale value will be low and worse when the 7XXX's come out. Depending on your game(ie GTA4) you will not see much improvement due to CPU/hard drive bottleneck..... maybe instead a single 4870/4890/4870X2 with your existing 4870? At least till something new catches your eye

Have you considered the 5XXX series? Prices should fall soon....

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Hi Folks

Haven't been here lately but I know there are a lot of smart people who might help me with a curious problem. I have Comcast "Blast" internet service and all last year my average download speed was 30MBs. Starting in January it went down to 10MBs on my "main" desktop and on a second desktop also connected to the router. Both IE & Firefox give the same results.

I have a second hard drive in my "main" computer and when I boot to it, I get the 30+ MBs download speed on IE & Firefox.

I have a wireless laptop which gets 35MBs on both Firefox and Chrome. The operating systems are Win 7 on the "main" computer & laptop and XP on the secondary desktop.

I've done scans with Malwarebytes and my Kaspersky Internet Security 2012. I've disabled ad-ons in the browsers for the slower speeds. Any ideas why I'm getting these results which just started after the first of the year? And why the same computer has different results based on which hard drive I boot?

Thanks for any input.
 

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Problem solved. The issue was caused by my adding RAM to my Dell XPS which can handle 24GB. I went from 15GB to 18GB but I didn't know Win 7 Home Premium could only handle 16GB while Win 7 Ultimate can actually handle 192GB of RAM. The fact I had too much RAM for Home Premium caused the slow speed while the Ultimate still showed a fast speed. I went back to just 16GB of RAM and all is well.

I just thought I'd report this in case anyone else has an issue which could be caused by too much RAM for the OS on a computer - who would have thunk [sic] that?
 

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I have had an unusual problem with my modem and can not seem to find an answer that will fix it. My OS is a P4 3.00GHz, 512 MB of RAM, 100+Gig HD, with SP2 installed, and running a MS Windows XP Professional. I think that is all the information you will need. On to the dilemma. My wall plug, (yes I am still on dial up because they have not run lines this far out as of yet) namely the phone line is the same one that I have used for the previous units. I have had no problems like this before. When I disconnect from the web, (Lucent Win Modem, which is now Agere Win Modem after the update) the modem re-opens a phone line. It does not dial out or anything, but it is the equivalent of leaving your phone off the hook. When it is plugged in, I have to unplug it in order to use the regular phone line, or in order to have an open line. I have no idea why it is re-opening a line. When I check my phone, it says in use, so apparently the modem is in the beginning phases of dialing up a number, but it never does. It simply leaves the phone line open so if I do not disconnect it, then everyone that calls in obviously will get a busy signal. Is there anyone out there that can explain this odd dilemma and how I might fix it, short of buying a new modem? I am hoping to keep my computer connected to the phone line, like I have in the past, without any problems. Any information will be truly appreciated, and thanks.
 

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hello all
i recently purchased a western digital my brook pro 500gb external hdd, and i wanted to back this up with another external hard drive just in case anything happens to the original, so

the my book pro hdd has Triple interface &#8212; FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0
the company i purchased it off has discontinued it, so ill need to get a different model
I need the extra one just to mirror the contents, on lets say a weekly basis , and be able to update both regularly with the same contents at the same time. i was looking at a Western Digital 500GB MyBook Essential unit , not the same but similar and only has a USB 2.0 interface, will this suffice and is there any guidelines and tips on easy mirroring and regular updates,, this is certainly not my strongest point, and with valuable data i don't want to get it wrong. thanks for any help in advance guys
 

A:Storage Dilemma

Can anyone advise?
thanks
 

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Hi, Firstly, I'm so glad I've found this site and I really hope you can help me within the day.

I had a problem with Hotmail last night. I am on wanadoo broadband on a Packcard Bell computer. I was typing a lengthy and very important email last night. When I finished I ticked the box at the bottom so that it would be sent to my "send" folder. I then went up to the top of the page and clicked "send" but before I got a confirmation of my letter having been sent, I got the Packard Bell cannot find server page. Has my email been lost? When I pressed back in my hotmail account the email I had spent hours over had gone! It hasn't been sent to "sent messages" and it is not in the "trash can" either. It's just disappeared. I even checked the "history" pages to see if I could retrieve it from there. It's probably a lesson learnt the hard way - always save to drafts before sending!

But my real problem is that it was such an important and personal email that I want to know if the person I was writing to received it even though the confirmation message didn't come through to say that it had been sent and it's not in my "sent" messages folder.

It's not a problem rewriting it and sending a new one but I don't want to look foolish by sending a paraphrased version of the one that seems not to have worked, otherwise my email will not mean as much. Please help me solve this - do you thi... Read more

A:Please help with hotmail dilemma

i just posted a response in the following thread for you. same problem, same answer.

could you please answer this hotmail question today?
 

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People,

How in the heck does one find the doggone servers available for various Newsgroups in Outlook Express, so that they can be added into the News (NNTP) server window in the internet connection wizard...to then check out the newsgroups available (on that server)?

Or...am I going about this the wrong way? I am assuming I use the *Internet Accounts* dialog, as opposed to the *Newsgroup Subscriptions* dialog...'cause I've never been able to figure out how to search for newsgroup servers in the latter.

There are quite a few useful newsgroups from Usenet, for example...which I'd like to post to conveniently from my e-mail utility (Outlook Express)...(as opposed to Google, on the web.

Need some help on this...

Thanks,

mark4man
 

A:OE (6) Newsgroup Dilemma

Hi mark4man

Your ISP most likely has some newsgroups servers you can access.
Also try a search on Google for Newsgroups.

Microsoft has some servers for Microsoft products:
news.microsoft.com
or
msnews.microsoft.com

Some newsgroups require subscriptions or a logon (like your ISP's servers will) or some, like Microsoft's do not.
 

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My system is Windows XP with SP2.

When I right click on my desktop, then click "NEW", I can create a new
folder, Wordpad, Rich Text or Text documents and I can open several
programs. A photo editing program I use nearly every day is not on
the list, yet a similar program I seldom use is on the list.

On my old 98 system, all the Works 4.5 documents were on the list;
database, spreadsheet, etc. I want those on the XP list, but Customer
Service says it is not possible to add or delete anything from that
list. I have asked several different Cust. Serv. people and they all
say the same thing, but they can't tell me how those programs got
onto the list. Those two photo editing programs are ones I have added, so
they are not part of the Windows XP system that came pre-installed.
The logic (or non-logic) of it escapes me.

So the question is, can that menu (or whatever it is called) be edited?
BTW, what is it called?

Dick
 

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WHEN I DAILED UP MY MODEM WOULD CONNECT BUT INTERNET EXPLORER COULD NOT CONNECT TO A SERVER. I REINSTALLED W98 AND IT WORKED AGAIN FOR ABOUT A WEEK. IT THEN WOULD NOT LET ME REINSTALL OR UNINSTALL W98 SO I REFORMATTED IT. AFTER I DID THIS THE MODEM DIDNT WORK AT ALL, BUT W98 NEW IT WAS THERE AND HAD INSTALLED THE DRIVERS FOR IT, BUT IT COULD NOT DETECT A DIAL TONE. I PRESUMED THE MODEM WAS FAULTY AND HAVE FITTED A NEW ONE , WHICH W98 DETECTED BUT WOULD NOT LET ME INSTALL THE DRIVERS . I TRIED AGAIN THE NEXT DAY TO INSTALL THE DRIVERS BUT IT THEN TOLD ME THEY WERENT THE PROPER DRIVERS. IM SORRY IF MY EXPLAINATION IS UNCLEAR, IF YOU NEED ANY OTHER INFO JUST ASK. ANY HELP WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
THANKS.
 

A:Modem Dilemma, Help!!

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This is an Australian Silicon Chip project that I have successfully built, but I'm intrigued as to why this device -- connected to my local area network -- cannot be PINGed successfully nor is it visible in 'My Network Places' (WinXP Home Edition with SP3) yet the website partly developed on the 4 GB SD card plugged into its socket on the WIB's printed circuit can be fully accessed via any of the three browsers I have tried (IE8, FireFox and Chrome). What I would like to do is be able to amend/add files/folders on/to that SD card and I thought that if I could see it in My Network Places I would be able to do that, as an administrator.

Maybe I'm expecting too much with this and I realise, of course, that this is not a typical computer problem. .

The WIB's IP address, by the way, is 192,168.0.34 and is included in the Gateway.

Thank you for any suggestions.
 

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