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Okay, I recently reformatted. Turned out to be all hardward issues. Got a new motherboard and dvd-rw. But! I idioticly backed up pics on CDs. Well, the old DVD-rw was crapping out and all my pics came through except for one disc. Which gave me about half. Even a folder is split. Some pics recognized others not recognized by photoviewer or paint! There are some old pics on there that i want. I was in a rush to fix my computer before school started and didn't think it through. i know i should've backed them up online or an external or thumbdrive or something! Is there anything i can do... i'm pretty heart broken to lose these photos. I hope someone can help.

So I just tried to use unstoppable copier- a product known to save corrupted files and the like. And nothing, didn't work... this is looking grim. Please, oh great computer wizard, come forth and restore what has been lost.... i'm so doomed.

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I have a Panasonic 6MP camera....takes good pics and although I am only taking JPEGs (not TIFF) pics they are good when viewing on the computer......When I burn them on a CD to view on the TV the resolution drops considerably. even when viewing directly from the camera to the TV it is not all that great???

The TV is a Samsung 67" DLP TV....1080P HD.

Is there anything I can do to get better resolution from these pics to the TV for viewing of everyone?

Also, I have NERO for burning a CD of the pics to the player on the tv for viewing.....should I be using something else OR should I be burning to a DVD for better resolution?

I am thinking that the TV size is perhaps just too big such that the resolution gets pixelated when "blowing up" to a larger size??

any tips?
 

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I am new to the board and have a problem. In the past I tried to transfer pictures that I took from a digital camera and transferred to my C drive onto a CD-R. I did this in windows explorer by just highlighting the photo & dragging it to the CD-R. When I got a new computer I again tried this & when I was complete I got a message saying that I needed to "write" these to the CD to complete the process. I am assuming that since I never got that message before on my old computer that everything was OK, but sure enough when I try the other discs they are not able to be read. I get a message asking to insert a disc in my CD drive even though I have a disk in there with data on it. Is there a recovery software I can use or is everything lost?

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

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I recently restored an older HP computer using my Win. 7 disk, (not a factory restore),
Just realized I had some old photos on it. Is there any way I can get them back? T.I.A.

A:Lost Pics

Hey there
Have you done an upgrade from a previous version of windows?
If so you will find a folder on your C:\ drive called 'Windows.old' if you upgraded, all of your files will be there

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I have several CD's with saved photos. These CD's were created using my old computer with Windows 98SE. I am now using Windows XP Home Edition. When I insert the CD in the D-drive, the computer does not even recognize there's a cd in the drive. I'll go to "my computer" and click on D-Drive and the computer responds with "please insert a disc into the D Drive". Does XP have a problem viewing 98 saved discs?
 

A:Lost Pics

What type of cd's are they CD-R or CD-RW.
and have you tried them in another computer
 

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Hi guys

i was backing up all my pics

I had all of them in one folder on my desktop and then I dragged this folder into my c drive and it just vanished

I have search for the folder name the folders inside and jpegs and mp4s and i cant find any of them anywhere

can someone please help

A:I lost all my pics

Dragging them from your desktop to C is NOT backing them up, don`t worry, unless you deleted them you just dropped them someplace close to the C folder, just start opening them, you`ll find`em

This is why methodically copying and pasting then verifying is better. IMO

Dragging and dropping can result in accidents, like you had.

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I restored my ipod touch. is there away to get the pictures back? I'm running windows 7.

A:Lost Pics

Where were the images on the ipod or the PC?

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ive just realised that ive deleted a folder with some work pictures on about a week ago can someone recomend a good prog to retrieve them? preferably free

thanks

A:lost pics

Try Recuva.

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

Jim

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Hi All hope someone can help!

OK. I had 2 folders of .jpgs. I cut and pasted the contents of Folder one into a new folder (lets call it folder 3). I then cut and pasted the contents of Folder 2 into Folder 3. As there was a conflict of names of some of the items (different pics, but same names that the digital camera gave them) Vista then prompted asking what i wanted to do. I clicked the 'Keep both files, change the name of the new files' option. It didn't. Yes i was dumb and should of copied and pasted but i didnt.

Now what i have is a thumbnail showing the original pic (lets say a kayak). If i double click it, i get the 2nd pic (lets say a bird). If i copy the file anywhere, the thumbnail becomes a bird, and the file becomes a bird. I cannot get the kayak to copy or open anywhere.

UNLESS! I click the 'Slideshow' Button in the folder. Then my missing pictures view in the Slideshow (ie the Kayak shows, not the bird!)

Anyone, any ideas??

SP

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Hi,
I have a sony digital camera, a sony USB port, and the Microsoft Picture It! program to view and edit my pics. I was using my mouse to lasso 4 pics and to open them using the Microsoft Picture It! and a pop up came up. I clicked the wrong thing and they are gone, I mean gone. I don't even know what the pop up said. It was a knee jerk respone to say OK, or yes to the pop up. I must have hit the delete button instead of the "open" button. Ah! Are the pics retreivable. I looked at my desktop Recycle Bin, but they are not there. Just thought I'd try. Is there a trash file within my MS Picture It? I am so new to all this that I can't find it, if it exists. Anyone know a program that can help me retrieve the photos? Please help if you can. Thanks
 

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I dragged my kodak pictures to sandisk cruz opened them. When I put memory stick in they were gone and my kodak pictures were also gone from my pictures on computer
 

A:Lost kodak pics

Try looking in My Docs/Pictures on the hard drive.
 

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I have downloaded numerous picture editing software but can't seem to find one I like. I need to add frames to digital photos and they need to look like a real frame... not pink polka dots or anything.... Thought someone here might know of a good one! Thanks!
 

A:HELP! I need a GOOD freeware program to add professional looking frames 2 digi pics..

Paint.net (See sticky at the beginning of this forum)
 

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I use to have the option to resize my pics when e-mailing from my pictures folder, now it just goes to the email and doesnt give me that option anymore. I went into IE tools to make sure that the resize pic was checked and it is. I have unchecked it, rebooted then checked it and rebooted, clicked reset to default. And nothing seems to get that option back. Does anyone know how to get that feature back and how did I lose it in the first place.

Running windows xp pro
 

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I need some help.

Yesterday I decided to move my photos from my hard drive to a CD-R for storage.
I selected the folder "still need to edit" and chose "cut". Then I opened the CD-R using XP and "pasted" the folder on the cd. After XP wrote the folder to the CD-R. I opened the CD to make sure the photos were there, but the only item in the folder is "thumbs.db"
There aren't any pictures!!! Now, the folder is no longer on my hard drive.
Have the pictures been deleted? Or are they possibly somewhere.

Any ideas would be great.

I run Windows XP home ed. version 2002, service pack 2
 

A:Lost pics while cutting and pasteing to CD-R

Hello have you tried searching for the folder
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic , Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) Processor 2650e, x64 Family 15 Model 127 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1789 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 68113 MB, Free - 34588 MB; D: Total - 68126 MB, Free - 68034 MB;
Motherboard: eMachines, WMCP61M, , 0000000000000000000000
Antivirus: None

I was gathering up some pictures and documents to transfer to a memory stick before I attempted to scrub the drive and somehow lost all the items which I had put into a folder on the desktop and before I could transfer it to the memory stick it dissapeared. I checked the recycle bin but it wasn't there, I can"t locate it anywhere. I am not used to vista and generaly don't care for it. If these can be restored I need to transfer them to a stick and then proceed with my pc issues. My issue I believe someone sent another user on the pc a file which gave them back door remote access. Please help me with these two issues
Thank you
Mark
 

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I lost the resizing option in my, My Pictures folder, it used to be that when I would go to My Pictures folder I could select the pics I wanted, then click E-mail Pictures and it would ask me if I wanted to resize them or leave them the original size. Well that option doesn't come up anymore. it just goes right to email.
How can I get that option back, and is it a windows xp problem??? Any help would be appreciated
Thx.
 

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i need a help from your side. i was working on my notebook. by mistake i deleted my pics and some important data. i want to get them back. how can i? please tell me. its very important for me.

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This may be a really dumb question but is it possible to have your camera wiped clean of its pictures by your computer? My son went to the prom on Saturday night I took pictures viewed them when he left and left my camera sitting on the printer dock as always. On Sunday Morning I get up and try to show the pics to my son and my camera is wiped clean. Internal memory and the picture card. We have been having trouble wiht a couple trojans and I worked on them Saturday night after viewong my pics. But I did not delete anything on my own. I have a Kodak Easy Share Camera and print/docking station. I am heart broken! What have I done? Any ideas?
 

A:Lost all my pics and camera is wiped clean?

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Hi! My husband clicked on something saying that he needed to clean up the computer (which is bogus bc we dont have much at all on it) so he clicked and lo and behold all gone, the ability to change anything on personalization. no pics left no documents office 10 gone
oh my please help us. I already tried various restore points and nodda along with nothing in recyble bin
thank you,
Justine
 

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Hope someone can help.

Yesterday I turned on my Pc and I got an error message saying that something was wrong with the registry, I read up on the problem and it said that I could reload windows over the old version without losing any of my files and this would fix the problem.

But when I started Windows again it looked like a new version and I couldn't find any of my old files, I did not format the drive.

Usually I wouldn't care about old files but I went to Portugal in September and brought my two little ghirls and all the photos were on the pc, I'd be gutted if I lost all these pics.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks in Advance
 

A:lost my family holiday pics after windows xp reload

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It's a samsung SC-D363. I can firewire the video but I can't get the stillshot pics off because my computer won't recognize them through the USB. We had to re-do the hard drive a while back and we can't find the disc to reinstall the software. I've tried samsung's website but they don't even list this # and they haven't responded to my emails. Isn't there some generic way to pull pics off? Thanks for helping.
 

A:Anyone know how to download pics off a Samsung camcorder when I've lost the disc?

With the camera plugged in and ready to download look in My Computer to see if it shows as a drive. It works like any other drive and you can copy/paste to whatever folder you want.

With XP and Vista you usually don’t need a driver for still pictures to be downloaded if it works like a digital camera. But the manual says: “If you transfer data to a PC, you need to install the software (DV Driver, Video Codec, DirectX 9.0) supplied with the Camcorder.”

The manual says it shows as a drive, presumably with the drivers.

If you don’t already have DirectX 9 you can get it here. It is probably on your system though. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...20-BFBB-4799-9908-D418CDEAC197&displaylang=en

The driver appears to be here. You can also get the manual.
http://www.samsung.com/us/support/d..._nm=SCD363&language=&dType=D&mType=DR&vType=R

Hopefully one of the two Windows drivers will have the codec.
 

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Ok, I can run a search for jpeg files and the files show up as being on the C drive, but when I try to copy to another location or even access them, they show up as not being there. I have even run file recovery software and the files do not show up as deleted. How do I restore the file association, or access the file, it is aggravating to say the least. The laptop came with Vista from the factory, it is not an upgrade. Thanks to all who may have a solution.
 

A:Run search pics show, try to view ans files are lost

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Title tells it all!

Now, is there anyway I can find what I had named the folder in the first place?

{redoak} at myself!

A:Stupidly changed folder name; now linkage lost to enclosed pics

Hello:

What 'linkage' would that be?

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I see this all the time.

"Hey my windows sticker is all messed up how do I find my windows key?"
Or "What video card do I have?"

Or even "I lost my case to XXXXXX How can i get my serial back"



1 SIMPLE answer

Download Belarc Advisor it is Freeware for home pc's , and the information it gives is just unreal.

I have heard people say "This thing knows more about my pc than I do, and I built it!!"


Here is the link
Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit, for software, hardware and security configuration information on your computer. Software license management, IT asset management, cyber security audits, and more.

Here is some pics of my pc after a fresh windows install

A:HOW TO: Find lost serials and driver info EASY Pics included

Unfortunately this will not work if you still have the factory preinstalled Win7 which uses a mass activation SLP key that does not match the Key on the COA sticker, provided for the purpose of doing a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Your options if the COA sticker key is unreadable are to do Factory Recovery from the Recovery partition or disks you made from it or order from the OEM Tech Support.

There is a way to back up the factory SLP mass activation to reinstall after a Clean Reinstall but it is not supported here.

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I had a 70 gig hard drive that had all my pics and stuff on it. I went to partition it and the program partition magic froze so i exited it and when i restarted my computer it does not show up in the my computer files and when i go to partition magic says bad in its spot.
 

A:Lost for good?

With just a bit of luck and a decent recovery program like Acronis, Ontrack, HandyRecovery, ZAR, QueTek, Cimaware, and 87 others, you can install your questionable hard drive in another desktop with the good drive jumpered as Master and the one with missing files and folders jumpered as Slave... and recovery anything that has not been overwritten.... so do NOT use that drive for anything until you attempt recovery.

You can also usually find the missing folders with regular tricks and use drag and drop to copy everything... Just be patient, and do the work while well rested and over the stress of the loss.
We rescue data for clients nearly every day, and it takes very little special expertise unless the data has been over written.
 

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hiya there

yeah seem to have misplaced my music files...the folders are still there physically but on opening the tracks they come up on the playlist media player but have a blatant red cross beside them., and or "file does not exist"

found a stack of my music files on a software prog that ive recently installed - WinUtilites. am pretty sure ive used one of this prog's tools and have tempoararily moved them...compressed, archived them or something as files come up as single tracks, all right in order, but theres 1,000's of them.

as ive a rather large music library that i dont want to lose, as theres lots of music which i havent burnt coz its not my thing...but i love being able to swap tunes so although i have cd copies of most of the music i listen too. would really like to retieve all the folders that i have ripped

have had to restore system b4 so thats an obvious choice, so if i have to do this is there a quick way of simply restoring the folders...without my having to do each folder on an individual basis. as this would take a mammoth session, but will do it if theres no other way.

any help, guidance or remarks concerning this dilema would be gratefully recieved and i promise not to shoot the messenger ... even if its news i dont wanna hear/read

many thanx pple - CHIN CHIN

Johnny [email protected]
 

A:have lost "my music" files and pics, vids

for madmen only said:


hiya there

yeah seem to have misplaced my music files...the folders are still there physically but on opening the tracks they come up on the playlist media player but have a blatant red cross beside them., and or "file does not exist"

found a stack of my music files on a software prog that ive recently installed - WinUtilites. am pretty sure ive used one of this prog's tools and have tempoararily moved them...compressed, archived them or something as files come up as single tracks, all right in order, but theres 1,000's of them.

as ive a rather large music library that i dont want to lose, as theres lots of music which i havent burnt coz its not my thing...but i love being able to swap tunes so although i have cd copies of most of the music i listen too. would really like to retieve all the folders that i have ripped

have had to restore system b4 so thats an obvious choice, so if i have to do this is there a quick way of simply restoring the folders...without my having to do each folder on an individual basis. as this would take a mammoth session, but will do it if theres no other way.

any help, guidance or remarks concerning this dilema would be gratefully recieved and i promise not to shoot the messenger ... even if its news i dont wanna hear/read

many thanx pple - CHIN CHIN

Johnny [email protected]Click to expand...

You might want to remove your email address. Unless you like spam.
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I just built a new computer for a friend. He has a valid Windows Home edition key, but no disc. I have a copy of Home that I used for my niece's computer. When I get to the screen to input the key, it says it is not valid. The computer with the valid key has been dismantled, so the key should be fine. Am I doing something wrong?

A:[SOLVED] Lost disc, but good key

Sorry, I meant XP Home edition

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good day,

xp, dual core 2.5ghz, 500gb, 1gb of ram, hp
a couple days ago, while doing my usual browsing for pics, i saved some pics to my usual picture folder and noticed the pics weren't there or anywhere on my hard drive. i tried saving the pics to my desktop, documents, an external hard drive, etc... and the pics are nowhere to be found. i did a complete computer search and the pics are nowhere to be found. now to add to that drama i open mozilla firefox and my yahoo toolbar is gone but google toolbar is still there, i click view and yahoo and another toolbar aren't even listed. an even bigger problem is idm (internet download manager) is no longer viewed when i right click.... actually when i right click several things are missing. the only things i see when i right click with firefox open is view image, copy image, properties and a couple of others----several things are missing including download with internet download manager, and several firefox extension programs. this hurts can anyone help? thanks, the only thing i've changed lately is after running no virus program for the past 5 months i decided to download avg free, i ran a scan and it caught a few things and cleaned them, then websites were moving slow, lots of hesitating, so i decided to uninstall avg free, i actually had avg free a few months ago but it kept making websites move slow and a bunch of false warnings so i deleted it. Once i deleted avg free the websites starting running properly. i... Read more

A:pics aren't saving,toolbars gone, no idm, no pics, this is bad, thanks

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Hola!

Dell Dimension 5100
512MB RAM
160GB HD
Intel Pentium 4 w/ HT

I have all my pictures (about 400) in folders in the Shared Pictures folder. Every time I browse there or try to open them via an editing program (like Photoshop or Paint.NET) it says "Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close..." (when I am using Explorer) and "Photoshop has encountered a problem and needs to close..." (when I am using Photoshop.
 

A:My 400 pics in Shared Pics Folder Not Working

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Hi Guys,

Unfortunately I'm not running windows XP Pro (SP2) with a valid wndows key. I've known this for some time. What happened was, when I took my PC in for a hardware upgrade a long time ago, I told the tech I also wanted to upgrade to WinXP...he thought he'd do me favour and install it using an already-in-use key, and save me the cost of the OS.

Several months ago, after running an automatic update, I started getting the "this copy of windows is not valid - you may be a victim of blah blah blah", so I did a little research and dug up a WGA removal utility which has worked wonders for me (aside from not being able to download wndows updates).

Well, I fired up WMP this morning, and thought I'd try the update to ver. 11 or whatever it is. I didn't think it would check the wndows key just to upgrade media player, but obviously I should have known better. So now everytime I try to launch WMP it tells me I'm running a pirated version of windows and the program will not load. Unfortunately my system restore has not been working for some time (generates the error: "system restore has encountered an error and needs to close" when I try to launch it), so I'm wondering if theres any other way to get WMP back without shelling out $$ for a legit copy of XP.

It's not a huge deal as I only use it for watching videos, but would be nice if there was an easy way to get it back....otherwise, I guess its on to Media Player classic...

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A:Have I lost Wndows Media Player for good?

Get Real Player? You need a good CD for all Windows updates... I have an unused legal copy of XP SP2, drop me a PM.

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I know I'm a tool first of all. Formatted my HD, re-installed XP and went to upload my outlook express backup file and realized that I only backed up the shortcut to the file not the actual OE backup file. SO, I imagine that this may possibly be recoverable and I'm browsing trough all the programs out there. Any suggestions on who's got a good program out there for trying to get this file back? I know it may be lost forever but it's worth a shot.
 

A:Good programs for getting lost file after formatting

Hi, I don't think it's possible to recover, since you have more than likely written over the location when you reinstalled....

http://diskinternals.com/ntfs-recovery/

The normal way would be to run a recovery tool immediately, but who is prepared for that

And, I dont know if it would work running from the same hard drive> did you by any chance have another partition of the SAME physical hard disk you are running Windows on now? It might pick something up from that, rather than running it on your present active partition where Windows is stored> again, one of the recovery tools just might work but I cannot guarantee anything or that your present copy will survive intact...

You can recover entire volumes (drives) sometimes, but again not if overwritten...if you want to try some of the tools, most of them allow you to use and see what is recoverable before you spend money on it...then, to actually get anything back, it may cost some money.

You have to know what the file system you are using is, NTFS or FAT32 etc....

Here is another pretty good one>
for win9x or XP> and can run from a floppy diskette

http://www.recover4all.com/
 

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i apologise in advance for the slightly Win7 fanboy post

Having been running Win7 in various forms since the RC obviously iv got a bit used to it, but over Xmas i was at my brothers, who is still running a PC with Vista on it,

now his PC actually has higher specs than mine (if you look at my specs you'll see their nothing special) but i found it so.. frustrating, to me, having a taskbar that small now seems alien, words on the taskbar take up too much space, having to wait 5-10 seconds for it to register an action as simple as a right click, a "search" bar in the start menu thats laughable, i typed in EXACTLY what i wanted "disk management" waited nearly a minute for it to search, only to be told "no results found" in 7, i just type "partition" in and it knows what i want, and it had what i call a "fatal hang" (wyhere it doesnt actually crash, but you have to press the power button to get it to sleep and wake up again to restore order) randomly, for no reason about once an hour!

again, apologies for the rant and fanboy win7 bits, but i would like to hear your thoughts on this, anybody else gone back to Vista (whether by choice or not) and wondered how you ever lived without Windows 7

or better yet, anybody gone back to Vista and wondered why on earth people want windows 7?

EDIT: Apologies for the double post.. iv deleted the other one

A:you dont realise how good Win7 is til you've lost it

It all depends on how you use an operating system and the tools in it.
I’ve read that some have gone back to Vista because their Favorite tool(s) was missing ...
or no longer functional.

There are many who went back to XP because Vista was too crippled.
They’ve found that W7 is even worse.

I think it’s interesting to read the "rants" against W7 in the TechNet forum...
And the reply from M$.

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This problem seems to be quite ubiquitous, however if I may beg an ear, please hear me out. Perhaps I can help others, even if I cannot be helped.

I would hate to start yet another thread on this problem as I have noticed since the last 3-4 weeks of research on the issue has lead me to hundreds of forums, with dozens of soultions. All of which have not been successful on my side of the screen unfortunately. I can only access the internet through SafeMode with Networking, or running a different operating system like Ubuntu or XP.

I'd imagine windows seven forums has been flooded with a great deal of new members with this particular issue, i myself joined today for this same problem and many windows 7 users seems to be having aswell (not blaming windows 7). Its quite embarrassing for me since I just started a new job in the IT field, but I'm still a newbie tho learning from the ground up.

Anyways, this problem (connected to network, with a good or strong signal - BUT! no internet access?) in the bottom right corner of the task bar. All my solutions listed below, I've found as of yet, have me running in an endless pithagorian spiral to nowhere.

I will now attempt to list my work for the past month on this issue. I may miss a few suggestions, but I am confident I have learned every possible solution with no luck, but I suspect human error and/or incompetence on my part... Here we go.

Step # Checklist - possible procedures to rule out or re-attempt. OK! = looks good.

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A:A Lost Cause. No Internet Access - Connected to good Network.

Welcome to the Seven Forums!

Good post. Thx for taking the time to tell us what you have tried.

As silly as it sounds, please try a scan with this (WDO):
What is Windows Defender Offline?
The other scans that you mentioned will only check the partition that Windows is running from. I have two systems that I'm working on that have their infections on another (tiny) partition created by the malware. While I doubt WDO will find anything, it will be a good lesson in how easy it is to use WDO. If your computer can boot to a USB flash drive, I would put WDO on one of those.

Are you using W7's native drivers for the Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter?

If not native - where did you get them from?

I might be away from the forums for a day or two - hopefully, another member will jump in.

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All of a sudden my Windows 7 (64) machine lost internet connectivity. Nothing new was installed; no changes were made. It just lost connection. My Vista machine still connects fine. I'm scratching my head over this one. I reset the router and tried Windows troubleshooting services to no avail.

A:Good wireless connection but lost internet access

Downloadmini toolboxCheckmark following boxes: Flush DNSReport IE Proxy Settings Reset IE Proxy Settings Report FF Proxy Settings Reset FF Proxy Settings List content of Hosts List IP configuration List Winsock Entries List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.

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Years ago i signed up for a microsoft account and didn't do much with it. I've lost all way of getting it back not because anyone stole it but because i don't know what i put in for my information or password to get it back it could be anything. I would
like to get it back i have made the account im sending this in right now so i can get my password back hopefully because i have no other way of sending this to microsoft or wherever i need to go to get it back. I did request a password change on that account
but like i said earlier the info i needed to put in is very old and i don't what it is, so when i sent it in using this email it said i couldn't be verified or reset my password. If someone responds to this who works in that area of microsoft i'll send them
my email of the lost account in a safer way unless its fine it here i don't want to have any security problems by sending it here on the forums just to be safe. Thank you in advance for the help:)

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.95.0
Scan saved at 10:54:26 PM, on 7/2/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\MCVSRTE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\REAL\UPDATE_OB\REALSCHED.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\BROADJUMP\CLIENT FOUNDATION\CFD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LEXMARK X5100 SERIES\LXBABMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LEXMARK X5100 SERIES\LXBABMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SPYHUNTER\POPUPBLOCKER\ENIGMAPOPUPSTOP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MYWEBSEARCH\BAR\1.BIN\MWSOEMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SUPPORT.COM\BIN\TGCMD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RPCSS.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMET SYSTEMS\DM\BIN\DMSERVER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\MCVSSHLD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\AGENT\MCAGENT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\VIEWPOINT\VIEWPOINT MANAGER\VIEWMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\WT\UPDATER\WCMDMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE.COM\VSO\MCVSESCN.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AIM\AIM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AWS\WEATHERBUG\WEATHER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL COMPANION\COMPANION.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ZONE LABS\ZONEALARM\ZONEALARM.EXE
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A:totally lost on which files are good and which arent can i have a hand ?

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Hey all,
I just recently had an issue where I have to reinstall Visual Studio 2010 after some stuff got goofed up, and now I can't reinstall it using the methods I know best for some reason. Most often when an Iso image is involved, but the image is not bootable, I prefer to use a virtual CD rom emulator to emulate the CD drive rather than fooling with burning to a physical CD. In this case, my virtual drive is UltraIso, which according to support has issues emulating CDs in Windows 7, didn't work giving me the error "E:\application not found". So I tried the old physical burning method. That didn't work either since the disc drive of my laptop simply shot the disc back at me after starting the burning process. The funny thing is that the CD was given to me by my grandfather, and he is very computer savvy, and to his knowledge, I wasn't using the CD for music. Could I have the wrong disc type? My question to you is do you know of any free virtual CD rom drives that can emulate CDs with .img files on them? UltraIso has never had issues with this before the infamous hard drive failure of my laptop late last year. I was on Windows 7 then as well. The other thing is the way Microsoft engineered their Visual Studio installers, they seem to really want you using a CD or virtual CD drive emulator (though they don't say that), since when I used UltraIso's other capability, it's image file extraction function, I was greeted by an err... Read more

A:have I lost Visual Studio Professional 2010 for good?

Make sure when burning the cd ona laptop to use imgburn because the laptop wants to shoot the disc out of the laptop drive before verification on some laptops.Also, make sure to push it back in before the verification process.

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I updated to Windows 10 earlier today. I thought I had lost some important work files and some pics of my kiddo from the last 3 months. Found them by looking in the network folder. Copied them to the desktop to remind myself to send a copy to my external hard drive when I got home. Laptop restarted and when it came back on the files were gone. I could search for them and find them but they wouldn't open. In desperation I restored back to Windows 8 in the hopes that they would be found but they are nowhere to be seen. Don't even show up in a search. System restore shows no prior restoration points.
Please, can anyone help me? I have about 70 hours worth of work done that needs done by the end of the calendar year, work that I will have to make up on my own time and not get paid for if I can't find these files. I also have the last 3 months worth of pictures of my daughter on there, her birthday trip to the zoo, visit with my sister, things I want to put in her scrapbook. Please tell me there's a way to find these things!

I don't know a ton about computers but I will answer any questions to the best of my ability

A:Updated to Windows 10, "lost" files found, now gone for good

Hi, how did you restore back to Win 8? - in the expected manner using the revert to previous OS within 30days?

Problem is if your files were deleted at some stage, the disk clusters holding them may well have been overwritten by all the disk activity.

To have any chance of recovering any of them, you needed to make sure there was as little or no disk write activity as possible.

First, if the files still exist and have not been deleted, without worrying exactly where they are, get a copy of locate32 (small. free)
Locate32 Download
on a USB flash drive in this case.

Use it to create a database- it will scan your entire disk drive- then search for one of your files.
The search takes a second or less.

If your files exist and have not been deleted, you will find them quickly.

If your files have been deleted, it's a question of probability as to whether they have been overwritten or not.
Recuva (free) is good... there are many commercial ones too.
You will need to run a scan - which will take a long time- and then you need to see if your files appear in the list.

I guess you never backed the files up or used disk imaging (which creates a complete backup from which you can completely recover your PC or extract files and is VERY strongly recommended to be use regularly. - Macrium Reflect, Aomei Backupper (both free). These are things to use in the future.

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So I was typing away quickly. Too quickly for my own good, it might appear.
I was editing (as in, I'm an editor) a large text. I'd nearly finished. All of sudden Word (2007) closed.
When i reopened the file i found that all the text (16,000 words...) had been deleted. I had edited nearly all of it using track changes.
What I reckon happened was that I hadn't released the ctrl key from when i'd been moving the cursor around and I accidentally selected all, typed something else (thus replacing it all), then saved and closed the document (by holding ctrl and slipping from S to W).
It looks to me like if i reject the deletion (of the whole text) then I lose all the changes I made to the original text. This is hours and hours of work.
I can't see a temp file that I can restore from or anything.
Might there be any way of restoring the document to a state it was at at a specific point in time? Before I accidentally deleted everything, saved the document and then closed it?
Please let there be a way of rescuing my work!
Nik
 

A:I deleted text that I made tracked changes to. Are tracked changes lost for good?

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I currently use the Microsoft Works Calendar as a PDA keeping track of appointments, birthdays, etc. but find that I can't print out reports according to categories. I can only print out days, weeks or months. Is there a good, free calendar that I can use and be able to import the information that I already have in the Works Calendar into that calendar?
Thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: Microsoft Works Calendar not so good. Are there any good desktop calendars out there

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My DSL provider tells me the line tests they just did shows everything to be very good.But, I am finding many web sites load slowly and videos stop and go...even 12 second ones.

Does anyone know how long a short 12 second video on say YOUtube showtake to wonload with DSL at 256????

My laptop is 6 months old with Vista Home Premium, nod32 antivirus and superspywareblaster, IE7 Browser. My wife's PC is new with Vista Home Premium Norton Security center same browser. Both of us have the same problem with some web sites loading slowly and video just now performing at all......six second spurts then stops and buffering for long periods. Even a news or sports or YOUtube video12 seconds long takes a couple of stops to get through. Radio stations I used to listen to cut in and out now for buffering.This seemed to start a couple of months ago. Are there any settings on my system I can change or tweak to speed downloads up or deal with videos or sort this out. Here is what I have done to narrow the problem:

Turned off the wireless and plugged the DSL cord right into my laptop---same performance and same speed tests results.

Made sure only one of the two computers is on....no change

Tried the same video on my laptop or my wife's PC....same performance

Try to have the video on pause so everything can download first....works sometimes...but can take a long time for some videos.

Keep my system clean with weekly virus/spyware scans and Defender is also on.

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A:Solved: DSL line test good..browsing slow...video not good!

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Hello,
I am new to the forum, but not new to computing. I recently started having problems with this Vista Home Premium box not being able to resolve DNS names for only computers on my home network (all others XP boxes or Windows Server 2003). It can ping the IP addresses of the local boxes. It doesn't have a problem connecting to the internet. But this is a big problem when it comes to sharing files within my local network.

I have disabled Windows Firewall and McAfee Firewall and Services to try and diagnose the problem.

I have been googling this for a couple of days looking for ideas, but I have none. I have validated that DNS is running. NETBios over DHCP is enabled. Subnet mask is 255.255.255. DHCP and DNS server IP is correct.

Anything that anyone could point me to try? I am out of ideas.

A:Ping on Workgroup Computer Names Bad / IP Addresses Good / Internet Good

Unless you've got a DNS server running at home, it's rather unlikely that DNS is being used to resolve names of your home computers when pinging by name. Instead, the machine does a broadcast (on the local segment) to the effect of "if you're called XYZ, please get back to me and tell me your IP address".

If that's not working for you, my first inclination would be to suspect firewalls on the other machines - not necessarily on the machine exhibiting symptoms. Try disabling and even uninstalling (3rd-party) firewalls while you're troubleshooting, and also test what happens when all machines are booted to [safe mode + net].

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Right now I have Bitdefender 2010. It wins all sorts of awards but I tried running its boot scanner recently and it was so complicated I couldn't do it. Do you know of a good AV and firewall that has an easy to use boot scanner?
 

A:I need the name of a good antivirus and firewall that alsol has a good boot scanner

Please don't create more than one thread for the same issue.

Closing duplicate.

Please continue in your other thread.
 

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Right now I have Bitdefender 2010. It wins all sorts of awards but I tried running its boot scanner recently and it was so complicated I couldn't do it. Do you know of a good AV and firewall that has an easy to use boot scanner?
 

A:I need the name of a good antivirus and firewall that also has a good boot scanner

Avast AV has an option to run an easy to use boot scan.
 

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Hello All,
This is my first post to this forum. I will make it short. I've had my PC for nearly two years now. I've never had an issue. I run Mozilla Firefox as my default Internet Browser and I've always liked it. Yesterday, I sat down to see that there was a new update. Like always, I downloaded. Then, when I went to browse the internet for a bit, it could not load the page. I then tried rebooting my router. No help. I tried Internet Explorer. Same thing. I then tried Chrome. Same thing. Only this time, on Chrome, it said something like "Error 101; Connection reset error". My roommate, who is in networking, and I tried several different things. Nothing seemed to do the trick. This issue is on my desktop, but, my laptop and roommates desktop work just fine. So, I'm guessing it must be something with my machine. I've looked up the Error 101 thing on google and I have seen many different forums, but no real fixes, if there is one. I'm curious to know if anyone might now a remedy for this problem. I've tried running my AVG and Spybot programs but they have found nothing. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance to all who read.--In Him, Joseph W. Brackins

A:[SOLVED] Network connection good...Browser not good..

Hi -

Boot into SAFEMODE w/ Networking and see if Internet pages load there. Tap F8 key during boot-up.

Run a Windows System Restore - choose a restore point prior to the updated Firefox install -
START | type rstrui

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Just spent several hours reading, with growing fear,
all the stuff on the Internet Security board.

Regarding many recommendations to have a good
hardware firewall in a router, what's a good one
with an up to date firewall?

I'm putting together a new system, do NOT
want it corrupted right away!

Thanks for any recommendations!
 

A:What's a good home cable router with a good firewall?

Hi men, look in web page of cisco system this is a big company on the nertworking area...maybe can help with you problem.
 

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