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Maleware Attack.Having recently cleaned up my computer (Windows X P Media Centre 2005 ) SpyBot ..I unfortunately lost my "Widows Updates"..Restore File..and my Internet Explorer 8 is very unstabable as the mouse when I click a new page either does nothing or I wait thirty seconds and clik again (SLOW)..Is there a safe free tool/program that may enable me to right my computer ??..Thank you for any assistance..

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

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

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

A: Questions

it's possible that if the Malware did damage you may have to reinstall IE8, or reimage your system, depends on how bad the damage is, if it did that much damage.

Try these things first....

Delete all Browsing History, check all boxes except for Preserve Favorites Website Data

Check your Security Settings in IE, make sure there is nothing strange in Trusted sites
and click on Reset all zones to default level

Then Reset Internet Explorer Settings in IE, it will be on the Advanced tab
Check the box, Delete Personal Settings

Get Malwarebytes and run it also...

Try that first..

But unfortunately, depending on the damage done, it is not always possible to fully recover without doing what is referred to a nuke and reload
Back up all data, format drive and start over.

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1. Ran out of this space in my Q:Lenvovo - backup assigned partition.  14GB.  (My C: drive has 80GB free!) How can I fix this?  Is there a way to expand the partition without deleting it first?  Does Lenvovo or Microsoft or SSD manufacturer have a tool to do this where you just enter the amount you want to expand a partition to and it will adjust the other partition accordingly?  If not; I cannot delete the Q:Lenovo drive using file explorer or disk cleanup utility.  How do I remove at the original backup?  When I go to disk cleanup it shows blank the files; so it is a hidden file or subdirectory.  I even try signing on as System Administratin but forgot the password I created, it been so long ago and never use it.  LOL!   If I cannot do any of this:  There is an option to do a Windows 10 refresh but can you redirect it to a new SSD from the existing SSD? 2. Looking to get a new SSD but in NVMe configuration. a. Does my L450 support NVMe boot up? What type of NVMe does my Thinkpad support?  I thinking of getting the Samsung 860 Evo.b. Is connecting the new NVMe and running transfer SSD software the Windows 10 will recognize the drives and do the transfer?    Serial NumberF0ATPKGPart Number: 20D5503800 Thanks for any help you can give in this matter!

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I'm thinking about building my own PC, but I don't quite understand what anti-static precautions should be taken. Obviously, nothing will be plugged in, but is there anything I'm missing or not understanding?
Also, are anti-static wrist bands essential? Also, would carpet work as a good working area?


A:Questions About Precautions to Building a PC (Easy Questions)

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I have a
HP Pavilion dv7t-1000 CTO Entertainment Notebook PC
64bit with Windows Vista Home premium
Recently I had a friend take it and wipe it to start fresh.
when I got it back it is still pointing to a bizarre path..?? (which is one of the reasons I wanted to start fresh. It points to:

%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\


why would this be the case? When I got it back I see that some things like my extra monitor was already installed.. (Before I even hooked it up??) and some folders I had renamed example folder.OLD was still here. (and many other things that lead me to believe it did not get formatted correctly. (and could still have virus?)
He used my factory disks. (which I do have)
can anyone advise me on what is going on?
thanks so much!!

A:Environment Variables questions and format questions

I've had a bunch of HP machines. But I never used the restore. I'm not sure if it formats or just installs over what's there. It may leave files and folders that are in subfolders of programs that come bundled with the machine assuming it's data or something. The path looks fine to me. That %SystemRoot% stuff is just a way to use environment variables in case the system is not installed on C:\Windows.

If you really just want the OS and not the bundled software see the threads about ISO download for Vista. You can evaluate for 90 days perfectly legally. There are also tutorials how to extend the evaluation by 30 days.

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Hey guys, you might of seen a post or two about me not able to get our domain to use GPO's, but its all fixed now. YAY !
(It was the DNS, incase anyone was interested)

but now i got a few questions, i'll start with:

1. Is there anyway to configure a client by just having them log onto the domain? e.g. Disable Security Center, Windows Messanger, Add a Registry hack. etc.

2. Is there anyway to view a list of all websites visited on the network with information, eg. Who was looking at it(which user), at what time. etc

3. Is there a way to record a list of all objects printed from our print server with information? e.g. User that printed it, time it was printed, how many pages, how many copys. etc.

4. Is there a way to delete start menu files/folders with a logon script?

5. I'm going to put "Deep Freeze" on the computers that are accessed and used by the public, but i've never used it, nor have any experience with it.
Does it cause any problems with normal operation of the computer? if anyone could give me some feedback on this, i'd love to hear it.

Also, is it possible to get more then just 6 Virtual Drives on a computer?

i mean, isn't there 23 possible drives?

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Brand new user.

a. The new PC came with McAfee anti virus.
Should I use it ?

Is it as good as AVG, e.g., which I used on my old W7 PC ? Use them both ?

b. And, how do I turn on the "Defender" anti virus which I understand is part of
the W10 package ?

Would it interfere with McAfee or AVG ? How good is it ?

c. How do I turn on the Firewall; I'm assuming there is one like in W7 ?

Much thanks,

A:New W10 User Questions (Basic Questions, Please)

McAfee, AVG and Defender are all anti-virus programs and you should only run one. In fact Defender will get turned off when another one is installed.

Right click the Start button and select Control Panel.

Then select Security and Maintenance and under Security it will show your the status of the Firewall, Virus and Spyware and which program is running what.

Control panel also has links to Defender and Firewall.

That McAfee is a trial version and at some point you will have to buy it.


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Hello Experts,

Question 1:

To initialize the 4 elements of integer array named numbers to the value of 0, is THIS

int number [4] = { 0 };

correct, and the exact same thing as saying this:

int number [4] = { 0, 0, 0, 0 }; // ?

Question 2:

double x [ 6 ], y [ 14 ];

What C++ statement could I write that would

copy array named x into the first part of array named y. // ?

Thanks again! ... RB

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I have a Packard Bell P133, model D135. Eight megs of
RAM are on the motherboard. According to a search of
this model on a 'Memory' website, this model has FPM non-
parity memory. The machine had two 4-MB modules installed
when it was new in 1996, for a total of 16 MB at time of purchase.
Since then, I have added two 8MB modules to bring it up to
32MB. Two weeks ago, I replaced the two 4MB modules with
two 32MB FPM modules, which was supposed to bring it up to a total of 88MB. When I boot up, it only reads slightly over 81MB as passed....of course, on the System Properties 'General' tab, 80MB is listed. Can anyone tell me what might have happened to the other 8MB?

Another question: Would parity memory be compatible with
non-parity memory? I know from research, that most servers use parity memory...parity being described as a feature of
a module for error-checking. Would parity memory work OK with non-parity, but not the other way around? The reason I ask is, I have an opportunity to buy some used 72-pin, FMP parity modules at a good price, and I just wanted to know if the two (parity and non-parity) would mesh. I wanted to bring it up to the max for this model....136MB, providing the 8MB on-board memory is read. That was my own theory about the missing 8MB....that the on-board memory, for some reason isn't being read. Any thoughts on this?

Last questions: How critical is mixing speeds? Will 70ns
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A:Memory: Questions.....questions....questions....

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Hey guys, just have a few questions in regards to Vista x32 vs x64 as well as Direct x10 issues when it comes to gaming.

First off - What benefits do I get by running Vista x64 as opposed to x32 when it comes to gaming. I bought Call of Duty 4 as well as Bioshock, and will be buying some of the new games coming out such as Assassin's Creed and Far Cry 2. Are any of these games 64 bit games?

Second off - Do I get any benefit playing a game made for DirectX 9 on a DirectX10 platform? Or are the graphic increases only visible in games actually made for DirectX 10? Again, are any of the games I listed above made to work with better graphics in DirectX 10?

Thanks guys!

A:32/64 bit questions & DirectX 9/10 questions :)

I discovered your inquiry while I was attempting to answer questions similar to yours.

This isn't much help but try reading about Epic Game's 'Unreal' game engine. I'm reading the article on wikipeadia about this game engine. This is the game engine used for Gears of War and Unreal Tournament.

Any way, it seems that if your running the game in a 64-bit environment like Windows Vista 64 the game will be in 64-bit mode.

It uses Directx 10 and Directx 10 also seems to be in 64-bit mode depending on weather Windows is in 64-bit mode.

In related news, it seems that the 'Unreal' game engine and the 'Source' game engine (Used for Half life 2, etc) are optimized to take advantage of multi-threading or in other words optimized for multi-core processors.

Anyway, see what conclusions you come to...I'll post an update as I learn more.

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hi again ! Sorry for all those threads, im new too windows 8. But, where do i find the name to the mother board if that is possible on an laptop. And what is a or an SPD ?

A:Some questions

Originally Posted by Thee

hi again ! Sorry for all those threads, im new too windows 8. But, where do i find the name to the mother board if that is possible on an laptop. And what is a or an SPD ?

To find out the kind you need try - RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, SSD at Crucial.com

See here for SPD-- Serial presence detect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

You could type dxdiag in the Run box & click ok.
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Does the AMD CCC that is installed depend on the graphics chipset (i.e. different interface for different chipsets)?

When I install an AMD graphics card, the display always appears underscanned by about 10%.
On my main desktop, I can open CCC and adjust the overscan and underscan.I've been trying an old HDD in another box.
I'm using the onboard graphics chip set (using the HDMI output).
The display appears to be underscanned by ~10%.

The CCC on this machine looks completely different and it has no adjustments for overscan and underscan.
Everything is presets, so nothing can be adjusted (apart from 3D settings). The irony is that despite all of the complaints about drivers in Linux Distros, Linux Mint 16 "just worked" (i.e. proper resolution and scan width).

Does anyone know how I can fix the underscan issue?
Can I just download a different version of CCC and install it?

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It shouldn't be different. What version of driver and CCC are you running?

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I am installing xp pro as an upgrade from 98se. when I am about 1/2 way through I get a warning saying that there is an attempt to wright a virus like exe. to c drive. I has Norton system works as my av program. any help would be great.

A:xp questions

Disable the virus protection. What is happening is that XP is modifying system files and Norton is catching it and telling you that it thinks a virus is modifying the Windows 98 install, when in fact the upgrade is modifying it.

I would also check and make sure that your version of Norton is compatable with XP. If not, then upinstall it.

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Hi guys:

Got two questions for ya concerning XP. First - does it include an Imaging accessory like the previous versions of Windows? And has anyone else had scrolling problems with their mouse after updating?


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First of all i'm gonna explain my setup which is based on multiple hardrives, main one, where OS are residing consist on a raid0 array. Currently, it has multiple partitions which are used to store Windows Vista, Windows 7 and GNU/Gentoo Linux. When the system boots, righ after the BIOS process Grub 1.x shows up as it's installed in the mbr and also in the first partition of the hardrive (raid0 array). Here i can shoose betwen the 3 installed OS. Everyone boots up with no problem and Windows installations are successfully activated.

The problem is when i first installed Windows 7 Grub was stored on another device, no the raid0 one, which we're going to call "x:" and it was the "master" hard drive, so although i installed Windows 7 on the raid0 device, which we're going to call "c:" (we could see it as a slave drive) Windows 7 boot files were stored on "x:".

So after the Windows 7 installation i took the boot files and moved them to "c:" (Windows 7 partition on the raid0 device), activated that partition and everything was ok since today when i took a look into bcd and some questions apperead.

After reading the following howto BCDEDIT - How to Use i noticed that i have no path under the main bcd configuration, the one called "Administrador the arranque de Windows" and device is setted to partition=x:. My questions are, which is the usage of the path variable under "Administrador the arranque de Windows&q... Read more

A:BCD questions

"Administrador the arranque de Windows" = "Windows Boot manager" in english.

There is only a 'device' item for boot manager as it is expected that the file "bootmgr" is in the main directory(root directory) of the loaded/active partition.

Nothing will be deactivated on drive change - the BCD stores only information how to load the corresponding OS(OS's when dual-triple-...-boot).

if bootmgr and the '\boot' folder are copied over to another drive/partition (in your case from 'x:' to 'c:' the 'device' reference for bootmgr should be corrected to be 'c:'.

Hope this helps.

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Merry Autumn everyone to everyone that is in the autumn equinox!

I'm right now about a third or so of the way complete with rebuilding and modding my computer case right now, and now I'm at the point of modding half the case for the PSU and other items.

So I have questions about the power supply in general. I'm looking at a roughly 700 watt max as I will be using AMD's new APU graphics chip (Radeon 7650) in CrossFire with the Radeon 7870. I will also have a total of 13 or 14 SATA connectors: 8 hard drives (5,200-5,900 RPM) in a RAID 5 array, two internal 2.5" hard drive SATA connections as well as two external 2.5" connections, and maybe one or two mSATA external connectors. I was wondering if I can use a couple of spare SATA power cable from my previous PSU (the old and new PSU's are modular) and use those with the new SATA power cables. I will be splicing and cutting and soldering and modding the cables so they are pretty much built into the case in the front as well as the external ones. I don't know for sure if I'm tampering with the gods of electricity and power in doing so, because I don't really want to have a power problem when I'm gaming only to find out I needed either more power or less SATA connectors; which would be problematic as I will need a LOT of SATA power connectors to future proof my build for at least five or eight years.


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Can I ask why you are doing a RAID 5 array with all of those disks?

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Couple of NT questions I really need help with:

1) How do I change what programs startup when NT starts up? There were a couple of programs I had set to start when NT was started, and they've since been removed from my computer. Now I get annoying error messages. How do I get NT to stop trying to start them automatically upon starting up?

2) Is there a way to change the name of drives? My hard drive is partitioned - there was originally the C and D drives. I just installed a zip drive, and it has somehow become the D drive (D is now F). So, every time I try to run something (from a shortcut or the start menu) that used to be in D, it can't be found. I figure the easiest way to fix this would be to just change the name of the drive back to D. If there's a way, that is...


A:2 NT Questions


1) what is your email? I will send you an attachment to solve this one. Then put the files in the following folder: c:\<i>%windows root directory%</i>\system

ie if you are running NT most likely path is <b>c:\winnt\system</b>

Then choose START=>RUN and type msconfig then hit enter. Here you can specify what starts up. Be careful though, there is a lot that can harm your system in here too.

2) I am trying to remember for NT, as I am on 2000, but here goes....I believe it is in the following - START=>PROGRAMS=>ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS=>DISK ADMIN (i think, I could tell you if I had it in front of me). Here you can change drive letters, repartition, whatever you want. Just right click on the partition and choose your poison....

Hope this helps......

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hey guys, I'm new to the forums . I just have a question that's been on my mind.

1.) I've recently tried to play this one game, but it obviously had problems with my vista. The problem dealed with resolutions. Therefore, I had to change resolutions a LOT, resulting in my LCD going to that quick black screen when changing resolutions. So my question is: When the LCD monitor goes to this "black" stage, does it harm it? I've had to do this a lot because I wanted to get the game working, and now I'm noticing discrete horizontal lines stretching from whole screen.

*P.S. I just got this laptop a couple weeks ago, I probably had these lines back then, maybe I'm just getting adjusted to the screen and + noticing a lot more things about it.

Oh and also, I'm running on a laptop, if that information is useful at all.

Sorry for the long post, but thanks a lot to those who take the time to read

A:Questions about LCD

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HI all,first of all i'm new here..so let me introduce myself My name is Lovepreet (u can call me Love,my short name).i'm from india & new windows 8 user.i have windows 8 pro & i love windows 8
but i'm experiencing some problems with windows 8 on my Notebook Pc Asus K54L
1.my battery draining quickly after some usage even in power saver mode.before there was no problem
i think problem started after i installed newly chipset drivers & yes Intel rapid storage technology driver also drain my battery quicky.so i uninstalled that.now i know chipset drivers are necessary.but i have problem with this.
2.wallpaper changing itself quickly after some time,windows 8 clock is faster than windows 7.
i set time of 1 day & i selected many wallpapers.this is on laptops on all friends of mine.after plugged in or wake from sleep wallpaper changes.this not happen every time..anyway minor problem.
3.how to clean install Intel HD Graphics driver ? because windows 8 pre-installed Intel HD Graphics wddm driver & when i install it from windows update,it failed.
4.my Notebook light blinking strangely,before it was normal while in sleep mode,like it is hibernating.but i selected sleep in all options in power options ?
Plz answer my questions,Thanks

A:Some Questions about Win 8

Can anybody answer these ? Because it's very important..main problem is battery & that blinking light like it's waiting for me... Before it was normal while in sleep mode ? How to solve this ? & a question related to this can i refresh my pc without affecting windows update & anything ?

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hi again ! Sorry for all those threads, im new too windows 8. But, where do i find the name to the mother board if that is possible on an laptop. And what is a or an SPD ?

A:Some questions

Originally Posted by Thee

hi again ! Sorry for all those threads, im new too windows 8. But, where do i find the name to the mother board if that is possible on an laptop. And what is a or an SPD ?

To find out the kind you need try - RAM Memory Upgrade: Dell, Mac, Apple, HP, Compaq. USB drives, SSD at Crucial.com

See here for SPD-- Serial presence detect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

You could type dxdiag in the Run box & click ok.
See picture:

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I have just purchased a new OCZ Vertex2 90GB SSD. It is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow. I have read most of the tutorials and many of the threads, but still have some questions. I currently have a WD 1002FAEX HD with Windows 7 pro installed. I plan on keeping it, adding a Seagate Barracuda 500GB drive and the OCZ.

I have already converted to AHCI mode via regedit hack and in bios, based on one of the excellent tutorials here. It worked exactly like it was supposed to.

My questions are:
1. Should I install the SSD on SATA port 1 or does it matter?

2. The tutorial says to align=64 but other posts have said align= 1024. which is correct.

3. There seems to be some contention between some of the manufactures as well as some of the people on this board. when formatting the partition should I use the command format fs=NTFS or format fs=NTFS quick?

4. One tutorial says to format the drive in the command prompt. Another says to let the installer format the partition. Which is best? One thread said that if you let the installer format, it will undo what was done in command prompt.

5. Am I correct in that a new ssd does not require the clean all or the clean command?

6. After changing the boot order in BIOS to boot from the SSD, will I be able to reformat my current installation of Windows 7?

BTW, I plan on doing a clean install and start over.

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks

A:New SSD Questions

Hello essenbe.

1) The SATA port doesn't matter.

2) Smaller is always better, they would both be 'correct'.

3) The argument "quick" just means to do a quick format, I would suggest not to do a quick.

4) If you're using diskpart to do something else then do it all in diskpart and formatting with the installer will re-do the format and any information you added using diskpart will be removed.

5) No it is not necessary, remember that "clean" and "clean all" over-write data and a new SSD/HDD has no data to over-write.

6) You can format/over-write anything that is not marked "System" that is where the boot files are stored.

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i acquired an old 386 computer i know there is a distro of linux that turns computers into a router. does anyone know the name and system requirments. any ideas for a mouse and keyboard ? all i have laying around here are ps2 and usb mice and keyboards.

A:old 386 questions

You can buy a cheap adapter that will allow you to use the old style keyboard connector on a PS/2 keyboard. You probably need a serial mouse, I suspect that if you have any friends that have been into computers for any length of time, they have a couple laying around. I have about 5 of them in my closet.

Any version of Linux will do router duties, but configuring it may tax your patience if you aren't a Linux person.

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Can anyone help me w/ these questions?

1. An anti-virus software has detected a virus in the boot sector. What would be the valid solution?

D) Reboot the operating system and uninstall blah blah blah.

2. what's a printer emulator ?

A:2 questions...


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ok.. first of all, im updating my graphics card driver but i cant because when i try to install new drivers... it asks me for the Windows 2000 cd and i dont have it.... Any suggestions?

and I want to delete a font called "ming-liu" and i cant because it is used by another proccess.. Its pretty big (6 megs).... and i dont know how it got on there. What is this font and is it needed to run windows? how should i go deleting
and one more question... When i boot up... the first thing i notice it do is that it accesses my dvd-rom drive... Its kind of delyed for a couple of seconds...?
I also notice that it detects my dvd-rom drive as the second master.... and i heard it is not needed because windows handles ur dvd-rom or cd-rom...
Is the detection needed in the Bios to seek my dvd-rom? If not, how can i disable it?

A:many-many QUESTions...

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Alright, so long story short my home built desktop has 3 hard drives.

One of which is a far newer Western Digital Caviar Black 750gb drive.

The next oldest drive is approximately 4 years old 250GB seagate hard drive that was I originally got as a replacement drive for an older computer.

The third, and oldest drive at nearly 6 years old, was the drive that was the one replaced by the drive mentioned above. I was able to repair the drive and has worked quite well for quite a while. It is 250GB Western Digital drive, some OEM model put in an old HP circa 2005.

Since my desktop was the product of a long series of drawn out upgrades (unemployed high school students tend to have small computer budgets ) and at least 3 seperate installations of OS's (one vista, one windows 7 RC and one full windows 7 pro 64-bit) the later two were done on the Caviar Black.

However, the Master Boot Record, it appears, is on the oldest of the drives.

It also appears that the disk is failing (or at least that is my guess).

This is because occasionally when I start my computer it will tell me I have No OS installed. The instances in which this happened has increased over the past week or so.

Other times it will boot properly to the screen where I can choose which OS I would like to boo, even though Win 7 pro 64-bit is the only one still actually installed.

My question is how can I move the MBR from that older failing drive to my primary drive, the Caviar Black?

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A:Questions about the MBR

The MBR issue would probably be resolved via a "System Repair Disk" Repair function or a Bootrec /fixmbr but
A disk management screenshot would help.

Disk diagnostics:
Try the WD Lifeguard diagnostics
and the Windows chkdsk (can be carried out via command prompt or Windows "Computer" screen.

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Recently I got a chance [on eBay] to aquire two item I thought would enhance my
experience with computers. The first was a hard drive that reported that it was a
20 GB IDE drive that was connectable through a USB port. WOW! I thought, just what I need
to extend my mass storage. It is a BUSLINK model L20/20GB. The trouble? No drivers,
no manual, nothing but the bare drive and a power cord and USB connector. The
BUSLINK webpage does not list this model, so it must be plenty old. Does anyone have
any info on this drive and where I can obtain drivers for Win98SE?

Item No. 2 was a KURTA IS/ONE 12x12 graphics tablet. I basically have the same
problem with this. No drivers, no manual, etc. The manual is especially important because
Although I know in principle how to use the tablet -- I have no idea how to set it up
or to control it. Plus there are about two dozen itsy-bits dip-switches on the back.


If you can help with either of these I would be forever greatful. Thank you for your


A:Two Questions in One

this link might help with the tablet


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This is a problem I got into a few months ago-I gave up. Here it goes again!
My computer is running XP home edition, plenty of memory, etc. I had some problems with the pre-installed Roxio cd writting software. After some research, I bought a product called ClickN' Burn--it generally works great. Part of the software package is a program from Veritas for DLA, or Drive Letter Access, I think. It is one of those programs that allows you to drag and drop to a re-writtable cd. I can't get it to work. I can't find any software updates anywhere. I get a general error message when I try to format a cd-rw and then when I turn off the computer, some program associated with Veritas hangs. The DLA program has been uninstalled for several months now, and the computer is generally working fine (except for some weird driver problem that crops up off and on).
Has anyone had any experience with Veritas or Clickn' burn under XP? Sometimes I think I should just uninstall the whole thing, bite the bullet and get Roxio CD Creator Platinum for about $100, but I am stubborn. Suggestions?

A:CD RW questions

have you tried formatting the cd rw witch easy cd creator first? Does that give you any problems? Try downloading nero and formating the cd rw like that, and then formatting with the packet incremental writing system.

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The kids just got a ps2 (slim silver type) and I have a couple questions.
1. What are the 2 usb ports for?
2. Can I plug in my logitec usb controller and use it?
3. Instead of a Sony memory card can I plug in a usb thumb drive to save info?
4. If not....what can be used used in the usb ports?


A:PS2 questions

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When i install alot of games on my computer when i have 226 Gb will that slow down my computer? I just downloaded hl2 demo and my video card is'nt the best in the world so i have performance problems. I right click when i have the SMG and my comp freezes and then it goes back to normal and the granade goes off. Then the rest of the time its good.
I dont get it?

A:Cpu and hl2 questions

The 226GB is your available hard drive space. This is used for permanent storage of programs, games, etc., and will not slow down your computer if it gets full.

When it freezes after first firing, that's because the game has to load a bunch of new textures and sounds for that grenade explosion that it didn't load into memory yet - it doesn't happen anymore because it's already in memory from that point on.

Basically, it's normal, and nothing to worry about.

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I have a problem with two things, one is pretaining to games, and one is pretaining to AIM/MSN Messenger.
I play a game called graal, and it has a client. When people send me personl messages I can open the message and they usually have a website of some sort. I can get to the point where it say Open or Cancel, but if I press open, it won't pop up. I have turned Pop-Off blocker off several times.
Same goes with AIM, I can't access even using the CTRL click.


A:Two Questions

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I am about to purchase a OCZ Vertex2 120Gb SSD. This will be used to house a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Prem and programs. All data, vids, music etc. will be housed on the old drive.

My question is what will happen to my old drive letters when I place Win7 on the new SSD? I understand I must unplug the old spinner (as it contains my current win7) before loading it on the new drive. But when I plug it back in, what happens to it. Will windows make the changes, or will I have to manually do it?

A:New SSD - Questions

If you plan to continue booting your old HD, then after install to the SSD with it set first to boot in BIOS setup, plug back in the HD and boot it when needed by using the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key. Win7 should see itself as C whichever you are booted into - you'll have to see what the other partitions are lettered from SSD.

One way to save space on an SSD is to link to user folders on another HD: User Folders - Change Default Location - Windows 7 Forums

When you're ready to delete Win7 on the HD, you can keep User folders and delete the Windows and other files by taking ownership of them: Take Ownership Shortcut - Windows 7 Forums Folders which balk may need to grant full Permission to Everyone (as Administrator) on Properties>Security tab. Or move User folders to another partition and delete the Win7 partition, reformat NTFS primary and move User folders back to maintain their path.

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This is my first post here

I have two annoying questions.

1. I created a site and my my flash banner's turning upside down on my IE and not on any one else's computer. Obviously there's something wrong with my IE, but I don't know what the problem nor the solution is. If you can help me I'd surely appreciate it.

2. I am trying to insert a excel document in Frontpage. It won't do it because I'm lacking a path to a certain file. When prompted to insert my XP disk and I do so, it can't find the fife! GRRRRR...*thwack* Okay, is it me, or is this just the way things are gonna go since I've upgraded?

I love XP, but ever since I've upgraded, I've run into some pretty strange problems. The OS itself, for me, is the best bar none; but there's a couple of sticky points that I need some help on.

If you need further details, I'd be happy to supply them to you (whatever it is that you need)....


A:Hi :) Two Questions....

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I have a number of questions about IE.

1. How do get IE to show the Menu? ie Files, Favorites etc?

2. How do I close IE?

A:IE 10 Questions

If you want to do these in Metro IE, right click anywhere in the page, click the file on the bottom right and change to desktop view, now press Alt button. You don't need to close the IE, it goes in to suspension mode when you don't use it.


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i was wondering if you can give me some tips about some windows issues

first i'd like to know if i can limit the whole internet speed on the computer

and i mean by that the browsing and the upload the download including the torrent sharing system ??

can that be done ?

also if there is any type of skins that can be applied to Microsoft outlook ?
"i heard that it isn't skinable yet i thought i should ask anyway "

this one isn't concerning windows .. it's about blogging

i use blogger and i like the Css features in it

is there is any other blogging platforms out there that can provide me with that power ??


P.S i really like to know the first question most . it's really important as i have that brother and just can't stop downloading games and other trials

A:Few questions .

and i mean by that the browsing and the upload the download including the torrent sharing system ??Click to expand...

if you use bitlord you do the following

Options > Preferences > Connection > Global max download rate (change the speed)

i'd imagine most other similar programs would be the same

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I have a few questions here and hope you will answer them.

What is better, 1GB of ram or 1024 of RAM?

And what is cache?

P.s: Sorry if this is in the wrong Forum.

A:A few questions

!Mikey said:


I have a few questions here and hope you will answer them.

What is better, 1GB of ram or 1024 of RAM?

And what is cache?

P.s: Sorry if this is in the wrong Forum.Click to expand...

1GB = 1024MB It's the same amount

And cache:


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I am building a system for myself and am wondering would I be better off buying an SSD to run windows etc off and then put everything else on a SATA hard drive or is it not worth the effort?
The computer is going to be used for all sorts. Not a big game player or movie watcher but it does get used for both from time to time.
SHould I get an SSD what size will do to store windows etc. Wife has put me on a strict budget and am at $600 already and thats not going over board.
Look forward to your replies.


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I've never owned or used an SSD. I just bought a two-terabyte drive for $80. When SSDs are down to about twice that, I will probably get one, myself.

SSDs are ve-e-ery expensive for their size compared to magnetic disks; but, they do offer advantages in speed, especially for gamers. Boot times are also noticeably shorter.

If it were me, I would save my SSD money for a later time unless I needed the extra speed for something like gaming or if I worked in a situation where a laptop might be getting knocked around a bit. For normal office and business applications, the time savings is just too small to matter.

Early adopters of new technology pay a high monetary price and are the guinea pigs for the industry. I'll let someone else pay those prices while I wait on the technology to fully mature and for manufacturers to recover their R&D from others beside myself.

But, that is just one person's opinion, my own.

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This may not be the right forun, but I have three questions:

1. How do you expand Add/Remove Programs under Control Panel to show all programs such as Internet Explorer, etc

2. Also, MS Messenger use to greet me...now I am receiving no greeting..is there some box that needs to be checked/unchecked

3. How do you go about changing between half duplex and full duplex on a modem

Any assistance appreciated

A:3 Questions with XP

1. How do you expand Add/Remove Programs under Control Panel to show all programs such as Internet Explorer, etc

You cannot beyond clicking Add/Remove Windows Components, only shows a few items. Many Windows components such as Internet Explorer and Media Player are built-in to the OS, therefore, cannot be removed, which is why the governemnt is after Microsoft .

2. Also, MS Messenger use to greet me...now I am receiving no greeting..is there some box that needs to be checked/unchecked

MS Messenger can be removed using Add/Remove Windows Components. I would try installing it, reboot, and reinstall it.

3. How do you go about changing between half duplex and full duplex on a modem

It usually controlled by the protocol being used. TCP-IP is Full Duplex only. If you using a Async terminal emulator, such as HyperTerminal, it's controlled by the application.

Here some infor to explain half duplex:

It refers to the transmission of data in just one direction at a time. For example, a walkie-talkie is a half-duplex device because only one party can talk at a time. In contrast, a telephone is a full-duplex device because both parties can talk simultaneously.

Most modems contain a switch that lets you select between half-duplex and full-duplex modes. The correct choice depends on which program you are using to transmit data through the modem.

In half-duplex mode, each character transmitted is immediately displayed on your screen. (For this reason, it is sometimes call... Read more

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1) What RAID would I find a dedicated parity disk?

0 and 1
1 and 2
3 and 4
4 and 5

2) Who developed NetBIOS?

3) What does a UPS need to protect a network?
ethernet connection
multistation access unit

4) What are active hubs uaually called?

5) What RAID level are the disks mirrored?

6) What is most useful when backing up data from different client operating systems?
DDI calls
A GDI interface
TSA software
A table of MAC addresses

7) What should not be done as part of a weekly maintenance routine on an NT server?
scan for viruses
replicate user backups
defragment the disk
reboot the server

8) Which is the name of a common IBM workstation platform?

9) Which is a popular network protocol that has made it easier to connect dissibilar computer systems because of its widespread use?

10) Direct access to the global internet is a distinct advantage of which one?


A:a few questions, please help

If you go <a href=http://www.google.com> here</a> or <a href=http://webopedia.internet.com/> here</a> you should be able to research the answers to those questions. Hope that helps .......

[Edited by Bryan on 07-01-2001 at 09:33 PM]

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Hello friends, Retri11 here.

Is there any way I can speed up my down loader for WoW (world of Warcraft) to get higher then 100kbs and stay there (its moving from 60-130kbs constantly)?


Whats a good partner to have for arenas as a enhancement shaman?

Does anyone on this forum play on Ysondre or Zangarmarsh?

Please answer these questions, and also if you have any WoW related questions for me to answer just message me or put them as a reply and ill try to answer then for you.

Thanks your pal,

A:WoW questions.

For your download speed issues, check out this link:


I have never been much into arenas so I wouldn't be much help you with the partner for enhancement shaman.

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I have been resurrecting an old HP G56 laptop and turning it into a handy dandy portable picture displaying device.

Windows 7 Home Premium

Every time I raise the lid or wake it up after it has fallen asleep, there are these two very annoying messages that insist on my full attention; I no more than get one Xed away until another shows up.

I google-searched both messages and followed the "get rid of them" instructions to the letter; however, both are still there and are dug in tighter than ticks, refusing to go away without a fight.

The two worst offenders:

hpwuSchd2.exe = alias = HP Product Assistant or HP Update


How can I get rid of these two offenders ?


A:HP G56 Questions ???

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one of my friends came over and worked on my computer, and ever since then, there have been alot of strange things that i can't seem to fix. on the internet:
1. i now have a left to right scroller when i didn't used to, i can no longer see the whole picture of a page, when i used to be able to...for instance, i have to scroll left to right when reading my email, and it used to all be on the screen...how do i fix this????
2. my comp used to scroll down normally, at the speed that you move the arrow, but now, it delays, and goes inch by inch by inch, and doesn't stop when i stop pushing the arrow. it keeps going, and then, i have to go back up, and then that runs out of control, and i can never get it on what i want.

plz reply and tell me how to fix these problems!!

A:just a few questions.

!. Right click anywhere there is a blank space on the desktop, click properties, click setting tab. change screen area to 800X600 and if that is where it is set move it to the right to 1024X768, click apply.
2. Go into the control panel, click on the mouse icon and change the scrolling in there for the mouse.

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Hi, My father recently downloaded a game, when he opened it up. It caused our computer to crash twice we have never had problems with said site. So it was just strange that our computer crashed any way we removed game. ran scan make sure no malware available and so on. we still had problems. We did try restore point now when ever we try to move or open any files,pic,music. We get a message that we do not have the right to move or anything.  How do I fix this don't want to Restore with disc and lose all the programs since I can't move or save elsewhere.
The second question is with my browser I have updated my adobe flash but yet I am still getting that it is out of date. WTH is wrong, uggghhhh!!!!! I am using Blackhawk a chrome spinoff.
Thank you,

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Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scr... Read more

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ok my question is i have 512 ram right now but i got anextra 256mbRAM chip so if ia put it in would it give me 768 ram or do i have 2 use 2 of the same ram cards ?

A:questions about RAM

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Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576054/firewall-logs/ - Hamluis.
I am having recent firewall issues. I have noticed that my local machine was using port 17 & 6 a LOT, and I was getting warnings from my uverse router. I have gone into my norton, and shut down those two ports on my local machine, but it still looks like something is trying to ping my PC. I have run almost every malware program known to man, downloaded a ton from this (awesome!) website, and it isn't finding anything.
I am new to the formum. I have saved all of this in a .xls. I am hoping I can get it to an expert, they can take a look at it, and tell me if it is benign, or do I need to nuke my HD and rebuild.


You can post those logs, so we can take a look. 

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Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/572316/help-please-regarding-adwcleaner/#entry3675465 - Hamluis.
Since this is a current thread and I basically have the same types of concerns/questions as the thread-starter regarding the use of ADWCleaner, I am going to post here. Hope I'm not using too poor of board etiquette.
So, just real quickly, are these HKLM Chrome Extensions files/folders anything to worry about?  They seem odd to me because of the long and random looking letter suffixes. Should I delete these?  
I'm just nervous after hearing about mals using fake Chrome extensions lately. 
(Also, see question about third image below.)
The one that really threw me was this file called "END".  I found a few discussion links on it but nothing difinitive. Is it dangerous?  Should I remove it? 

Thanks for any helpful thoughts!
Oh, and I am a Windows 8.1 user. 
P.S. My machine checked out OK on Emsisoft, Norton IS, and MalwareBytes earlier today. Machine seems to be running great and is not showing any typical symptoms of infection. 


The trick here is to Google the extensions name (these random strings of characters) and then see if they extensions are malicious or not. Since I'm lazy (or not really), I can do this for you, but I would ask you to provide me the AdwCleaner scan log, so I don't have to enter manually every extensions. Follow the instructions below to do so.AdwCleaner - Scan ModeDownload AdwCleaner and move it to your Desktop;Execute AdwCleaner, accept the EULA (I accept) then click on Scan;Credits : MalwareExperts.comLet the scan complete. Once it's done, click on the Report button to open the scan log;Please copy/paste the content of the output log in your next reply;

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A friend helped me setup my network and I think he had me buy the wrong equipment or we have something setup wrong. First let me tell you what I am trying to run.

I have 2 desktop pcs and a laptop.
A) Desktop PC Running Windows Vista Home Premium (64) SP2
B) Desktop PC Running Windows XP SP2
C) Laptop Running Windows XP SP2

Also we have 3 xbox 360's and a ps3...

The network equipment at this time is set up like this
Cable Modem----->Linksys BEFSR41 Router (1) -----> Linksys BEFSR41 Router (2)

Computer A is linked to Router 1 along with 2/3 xboxes
Computer B is linked to Router 2 along with 1 xbox, ps3 and laptop
Issues: Sometime things can connect to internet sometimes they cannot..
The Xboxes on Router 1 knock each other offline when they try to both connect which makes gaming with each other impossible over the internet but not via system link.

I was going to get an ethernet switch instead of the router (2) but was convinced into getting a second router and chaining them.

SO.... can someone tell me would it be better to get a switch for that position or are the setting just wrong somewhere and I can make this work.

At this point I just want to have a smooth functioning setup where people can use what they want when they need to and need some help to get there. Thanks.


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Hey all,

I've noted in quite a few threads lately that people using 300w power supplies to run their P4's and Athlons. I was under the assumption that these processors really needed 350w Power supplies.

I realize that a good quality 300w PS is probably better than a cheap 350w but most people pay little concern to their PSs and just get the cheapest around. I'm completely on the other side of the spectrum. I went for complete and utter overkill with my PS(and its probably a waste now, but it should last me quite a long time)

So whats the deal? Is a 300w ok? What are you running in your athlon and P4 rigs?

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I'm running 400W PS's on all the systems. In fact most of the motherboard manuals lately have said that they require at least 250 watts just for the board alone, so I figure another 100 watts for the drives in case they all run at once, and 50 watts for good measure.

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