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Q: video calls on XP

hi there

im currenty using MSN messenger live, i have a webcam with mic now if i open the camera up software wise, the picture is great and if i use the sound recorder on win XP the webcam mic pics my voice up perfectly and exelent playback. but when i use msn and i have tuned up the mic and camera under settings, the voice is terrible, stuttery, crackly cuts out, im on 1 meg broadband, i have held the record button on msn down and sends a prerecording of my message great, its just naff doing it live. any ideas or better voice/video messenger's? im guessing its my connection speed holding me back.

thanks in advance

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I recently purchased an Icat camera. I have netmeeting software but i cannot figure out how to use it! If i want to make a video call to a friend who has a camera, how do i do it? do i need netmeeting?
 

A:video calls on the net, how do i do it

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Hey guys. I have a query... i wanted to know if video calls that dont use end to end encryption can be recorded if they pass thru a server even after d call has "ended"..??? Is that possible? The video beinf stored in d server itself in some sort of a hard drive?
 

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Like many people, I have been using Zoom a lot recently I use Zoom on my Lenovo IdeaPad and I connect a bluetooth headset because I find the built in microphone is not really loud enough. However, every 15 minutes or so, I get an alert that my speaker is not working. At that point I need to turn off my headphones and turn them back on. When I do that, the entire Zoom will freeze. Does anyone know of a way I can fix this?

I have a IdeaPad S340-15IWL. I have been using a LG bluetooth collar.
I also used JBL Endurance Sprint - and the same thing happened.
Today I tried Anker SoundBuds Slim - these had the same issue.
Then Anker SoundBuds had another problem - they work, but when they are connected to my computer, I cannot hear anything through them. I know they work because when I connected it to a phone I was able to hear.
 

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Everytime I use Skype or Google Hangouts my computer completely crashes during the call at some point. It can be 10 minutes in or 40 minutes in. I have reinstalled Skype. I have reinstalled my audio drivers as I thought it might be Conexon Smart Audio causing the crash (I have an ASUS K501U).

Recently I made some changes to speed up my CPU, I increased the quad cores (which I have subsequently decreased again) deleted my temporary files and deleted some unwanted applications. I also disabled start-up on some applications.

Since this point I have been experiencing problems. Can somebody please help! Thanks.
 

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Hi all

just when I decided to invest in a smart TV and looking forward to using Skype to video call - Microsoft in its wisdom has decided to pull the support for the app and quick as a flash Samsung - the maker of the TV I was going to buy say it will no longer be available on their new smart tvs from June this year (2016). So now I'm totally confused as to what is a next best option to do video calls on a TV.

I know there will be other options and ways round this but I want the next best quality option without too much fuss when I want to use it. Would it be better to go back to HD and link the TV to a pc either via cable or wirelessly - can I use Chrome cast. Whatever I do it needs to be easy to use on a daily basis - I want to use this to teach online. In particular, does anyone have experience of using Google talk on a TV ??? please share
I realise I may have to get another monitor for my pc now to make this happen but I want to persevere with having a TV option too. ANY help and advice welcome but please use plain speak in any replies, thanks in advance.
 

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Do I need to instal yahoo messenger or skype to do that? If so this is a bloody unusefull app.
Why I cannot add more than microsoft account and Facebook?

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Hi all,

I been using Skype for a long time now, but have only recently started using the video call feature. I find it quite useful. The problem is that the video freezes after a minute or two when I make video calls. I then have to restart to unfreeze it. I can be a hassle. The video freezes on both sides of the video call. One minute my video would freeze then the other side freezes as well. The audio is fine. There is nothing wrong with my webcam.

I have a Microsoft Lifecam VX 1000. Windows XP Professional. Service Pack 3.
I have version 4.1.0.141 of Skype

How can I make video calls that don't freeze?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Frozen Video Calls in Skype

My experience has been that if I have too many extra's turned on the camera, it might freeze. I have a Logitech cam, and it has a feature called Low-light boost that sometimes has given me problems. (also accessed through Skype at Tools>Options>Video Settings. Then click on the button that says Webcam settings>Advanced Tab).

Other possibilities:
*Double check your camera driver for the latest version.
*Bad internet connection (double check firewalls, anti-virus etc.)
*Make sure you have the latest version of DirectX
*Make sure the camera application software is running at the same time as Skype.

Good luck, hope this helps.
 

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Could anyone please tell me how I can use cyberlink youcam on MSN. If i open youtube to record myself - cyberlink opens up with the effects bar but whenever i try to make a video call on MSN it doesn't open. Does anyone have any idea how I can get it to open for MSN?

Thank you in advance
 

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My webcam works fine on its own but when I try Video Calls on windows live with it every thing crashes. I can make phone calls fine and typeing works great. Then as soon as It trys to found the cam if freezies up. I get a error messaging saying

C:\DOCUME~1\COMPAQ~1\LOCALS~1\TEMP\WER526f.dir00\msnmsgr.exe mdmp
C:\DOCUME~1\COMPAQ~1\LOCALS~1\TEMP\WER526f.dir00\appcompat.txt

I dont understand it so havn't got a clue how to solve this.

Can anyone help?

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I was wondering if there is any software on the net which are free that i can record msn chats and no trails please or " purchase to use this feature" please . just a smiple free product that records msn video calls.
Thanks in advance

A:Free software to record msn video calls?

Perhaps this is what you're looking for: MSN Webcam Recorder - Save/Capture/Record MSN Messenger Web Cam.

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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I have a HP Pavillon dv6000 with an intergrated webcam, and it comes pre-installed with Cyberlink Youcam software (and in case u ask, yes I do have the latest update of it). Im using Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit and Service Pack 1.

Video calls with people who do not have Windows live messenger 2009 (or any of the beta versions) is perfectly fine and show is sending and viewing each others webcam. With WLM09 users, I can send and view my contacts' webcam just fine like always.

However since I installed the new messenger I cannot video call other contacts with the new messenger. The second I click the Video tab to start a call, my messenger freezes, and the same happens if I accept their call.

I found one way of going around it, under audio and video set up if I do not set the CyberLink Web Camera Filter as the webcam I want to use, i.e. I select the default Simplo Webcam, which is the webcam with no software, it works! The only problem is the video quality is TERRIBLE and dark when I choose Simplo Webcam for some strange reason. I have always used CyberLink in all my previous versions of messenger and it worked fine. All the advanced webcam settings, brightness contrast blah blah blah, are the same so I dont know why the video quality is so poor..

In the preview in audio and video set up the video is very clear and crisp either way. Thats about all the information I know.

Is the problem with the Messenger or Youcam? Can I improve the quality of the video output w... Read more

A:live messenger 2009 freezes in video calls

Has there been any development with this as I am having exactly the same issue. Video Calls are fine with people using an older version of messenger, but if they are using the current version like me it freezes as soon as we try to connect (if they call me, or I call them). I have tried the "fix" you sugested and it sort of works, but as you said, the video quality is extremely poor, and very laggy.
My laptop is also a DV6000 series but running Vista Ultimate x64 SP2
Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Hi,
We all use  MS Office communicator 2007 r2 on our small network (approx 30 users). I have no problem at all with outgoing video calls (I video call anyone on that same local network and everything works fast). But when the other users of that same network do video call me, I just see the sign of an up arrow that keeps moving (the usual sign that there is an upcoming call), but the video call window of the incoming call never displays. Eventually, the incoming call is dropped because I can't pick it up. Thanks for your help

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Hi,
We all use  MS Office communicator 2007 r2 on our small network (approx 30 users). I have no problem at all with outgoing video calls (I video call anyone on that same local network and everything works fast). But when the other users of that same network do video call me, I just see the sign of an up arrow that keeps moving (the usual sign that there is an upcoming call), but the video call window of the incoming call never displays. Eventually, the incoming call is dropped because I can't pick it up. Thanks for your help

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Hi all,

am a complete basic user happy to email and surf but would like to video call from skype and facebook. everytime I try to do this I get error messages advising windows installer pack could not be found, accessed or is not registered properly. I am lost!! just want video call with the family hahahaha xx

 

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Get the family together this Christmas, on the internet

Skype is a godsend for those families with members dotted all across the UK, or across the globe, in many cases, with the latest news that Skype is set to support video-calling for up to ten people at the same time sure to please many users.
The latest beta of Skype 5.0 for Windows introduces the new group vid-chat feature, with no word on when Mac users will get the same as yet.
"The second beta of Skype 5.0 brings a number of changes both outside and in ? most importantly, you can now make group video calls with up to 10 people," the company announced on its website.
"It also welcomes in a fresh new look, as well as increased stability and better quality when making group video calls."
Sleeker, neater, crisper
The latest version of Skype is, we are informed, "sleeker, neater and crisper than before," and adds another new feature called Skype Home.
Skype Home lets you follow your contacts' mood messages, set your profile picture and mood message and receive account notifications and learn more about using Skype.
Fancy testing Skype 5.0 out? You can download it now.



Source...

A:Skype beta 5 adds video-calls for groups of 10 people

I have been waiting for this feature. Video conferencing for free should attract a healthy following from many corporations.

Update: It's not free.




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This beta version comes with a free trial of group video calling


Oh well!

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Hi,

I'm trying to use the latest version on Windows Live Messenger Version 2009 (Build 14.0.8089.726) to make video calls. I have a working webcam and microphone setup already. The problem is that the option to start a video call is faded out, therefore meaning I can't click on it. All the different ways to start a video call are faded out, which means I can't click on it. All the setting under "Tools" -> "Set Up Audio and Video" are correct. I am running Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3. I have a Microsoft Lifecam VX 1000 (includes microphone) that is working perfectly fine.

What can I do in order to get video calls in Windows Live Messenger?

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: Can't make video calls in Windows Live Messenger

I haven't used Windows Live Messenger for quite some time . You might try uninstalling it . Restart the computer then download and install again .

I presently use Skype for video calls .
 

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During audio calls, the person I am speaking with says that they can hear all audio created by my computer. This includes their own voice, audio from videos I might play, any movie we're watching, etc. Typically, I can hear their computer's audio as well. This happens when using Skype, Facebook Messenger, etc.

What could be causing this, and how can I fix it?

Computer Info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8012 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro M1000M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 464 GB (218 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, 20ENCTO1WW
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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Is it possible to interact with the api using just the DOS Command line or a batch command?

If so, Would appreciate an example of same.

I am assuming the dll's in my win/sys dir are part the api exe programs?

All feedback welcomed. nt
 

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what are system calls
either it is interrup service routines or else
 

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I have looked on the board for a program that will tell me if someone is ringing me while I am on the net. I found one through the board called callwave but it does not work outside North America and as I am in the UK I can not use it. Any others?
Many thanks
 

A:calls while on the net

I don't know if this is what you are looking for, but it also touches on your last thread.
http://www.digiphone.co.uk/
 

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I know there has to be an Administrator setting that I can't locate. I just applied ZoneAlarm and upon logging in it begins searching for A:, which brings up the 'no disk available' notifier that I must click ignore repeatedly to get the comp to fully Logon to ANY of the Logon ID's.

It looks for A: whenever a program is clicked to open (ie:Spybot, AdAware) or if a plug-in or Java is required. I have set BIOS to not use A: for booting but that doesn't stop it. Can someone tell me where I might be able to shut off this needless search for A:?

Thanks,
digit

WinXP SP2 full install from CD

A:WinXP calls on A: for everything

Bumping...

Does anyone know where to set the internal search locations to initiate applications within WinXP?

ANY HELP appreciated... even educated guesses! I'll research it here. Trying to avoid reloading if it's a simple setting.

Thanks again

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when on net a box sometimes appears top left of screen saying you have ignored an incming call and disconnects from net when i check there has been no call this sometimes happens only once a night or it can happen over and over
 

A:incoming calls

do you have call waiting?
 

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I live in Hawai. When I dial the number to set up free calls it does not go through. Tyhe card says to call 305-938-5673. I have tried with and without a 1 many time to no avail. The main number is 1-800-706-3839 but from Hawaii I am supposed to dial the first number. Please help. Thank you. Rubish
 

A:international calls

I have asked about how to get free long distance on my first message
 

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Guys,

Just setup on MSN so my son can get to talk to his friends via voice and a webcam. I have noticed (and he has complained) that the sound quality of voice over IP is awful. You can hardly make any sense at all of incoming voice making it virtually impossible to hold a conversation.

I understand that calls directly over the internet are not of the same quality as pure voice calls via a telephone handset/telephone service provider but there has to be better than this.

Is there anything I can do to improve the quality of voice over IP via MSN? Are there any settings/options that can be tweaked to improve things?

Any help greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

WB
 

A:Internet Calls With MSN

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Hi to everyone,
I use Virgin for Broad-Band (PC), Tv, and Phone Calls....

I was wondering is it possible to answer my home phone using my PC and Head-Set with answer call facility.
Win 7 Ultimate

Thank You
Kind Regards
Gary

A:Phone Calls

Hi Gary
I hink you will need a PCI Modem for this. Whether you can get one to suit Win 7 I don't know but I think that is the way to go. Have you asked Virgin media for help on this?

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I was wondering if I can use my computer as a phone. I don't mean online, I mean just use it as a phone.

I had a program once on my OLD PC that had a dial pad, and it had speed dial buttons, and even an answer machine.

Is there a program like that that I can use to make calls as if my PC was a speaker phone?

A:phone calls

I remember some excellent software called 'Ancilla' by Kalman, but after digging around a bit they appear to have gone under and no-one knows how to get at the software.

Have you considered something like PhoneWorks from RingCentral? Looks a bit pricey, but I think it does what you're looking for (plus a bit more).

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Is there a way to make free phone calls online?
 

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Is there a file that records all the telephone numbers that goes through the dialup connection?
 

A:Log of all Dialup Calls???

Closing duplicate post.
http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=293175
 

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I am getting calls from people claiming to be "Windows Server" saying my computer is sending out error messages. The all have India dialects and are very rude when I try to tell them I don't trust them or want their product. TThe last # they called from was 707-337-4930. My question is Are they a scam or are they actually from Windows trying to help me?

A:Scam calls?

@PensacolaMatt They are trying to SCAM you. I am Microsoft Certified and I know they do not do that. I have received that call many times. My mother receives the same call 3-4 times a year and she does not have a computer in her house. Next time just hang up on them. REO

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I am getting numerous calls from 844-814-1800 saying they are a HP support.  The person on the line says I have errors and they need to get into my PC.  I know this is a scam, but can your Security help stop this? Thanks! PapaBass 

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As the title says, phone calls. But not your typical call though.

Earlier today, my friend was using an application on his phone to make two other phones call each other. He inputs two different phone numbers, however far away the phones may be, and the application will record the conversation between the two phones.

I am curious on how the application does that. Does anyone with any idea how it works?
 

A:Phone Calls

sounds illegal to me.
 

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So I've received two calls to go to this site: housecall.antivirus.com.
they claim that I have a virus & something about it keeps doing something with a DNS server.
I am a bit skeptical someone tell me if this is for real? Do they ever phone you in to tell you that you have a virus?
 

A:someone calls me to tell me I have a virus?

bump
 

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I am a big fan of windows microsoft... But sad to have some problems in messenger app... Why don't we have this updated application? While microsoft is the the first to establish call and videocalls for skype.. Most of my contact list were using facebook
messenger.. Can we rebuild this for 2017?? Upgraded my windows 8 to windows10 already...

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i want to set up pc to monitor calls what is a good program, and modem to do this, tried "talking caller id" and" identifone"

i have tried the init strings for my modem which is a
conexant Soft56 Data Fax Voice speakerphone
the init string is ATZ+VCID=1 nothing works
 

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I keep getting the scammer calling to tell me they are from microsoft and have found a virus or serious threat to my system. I usually play dumb and act surprised  that they cant access my computers then ask for their static IP address and system password
and such to complete the link from my end. they always hang up on me. its entertaining but I would really like to shut these guys down. is there any command lines or something that can be done to rout them to a microsoft security service center or something?

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My computer dials out on it's own every 15 minutes. The connecting box pops up and it starts dialing. It doesn't load a web page, open a program, or anything else. Just dials! Is there any way to find out why it does this?
 

A:Computer calls out on it's own

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Hello to all,
Im starting to feel increasing guilty about sitting down for three hours on the computer and having my one phone line tied . And besides I have a girl friend now.Does anyone have any suggestions about a program which would alert me if someone is trying to call?
thanks in advance, john
 

A:maybe I'm missing calls

If you cant get on a cable modem or dsl... get a cell phone
 

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Hi, I have just had a call from "Turner Protect" claiming that they have been told that my computer is having problems with Windows 7 and wanting me to check it out, with their help. I have also had several of these calls in the past. Am I right in thinking this is a Scam and not to take them up on their offer. I have taken a telephone number for them and said I woulg get back to them after I had checked them out but can't seem to find them on the Internet! Any advice appreciated. Thanks Lynn
 

A:Random Calls

It's a scam. I am sure other helpers here will confirm that and tell you what to do to report them.
 

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Giday everyone,
How's it going. I have been getting cutoff the web lately by the phone. What happens is that I hear the modem disconnecting then the page comes up Page not available then the phone rings. If I pick it up there is no one on the phone. This started happening about 2 weeks ago. Is this someone continualy trying to ring me, bad lines or computer related. I got nuthing.
My specs:
W98 SE
1200Mhz
AMD Athlon
VIA KM266
Phillips CD ROM
Liteonit Burner
Telstra account, web connection
Lucent Win Modem
3 gig HD
VIA 4 in 1 Driver
DirectX9 Driver
Its a new motherboard so I think the BIOS is the latest.
Thanks for any ideas.
Shocktrooper
 

A:When a stranger calls

If you have "call waiting" service on your phoneline, then yes it could be someone ringing you.
The "call waiting" service puts beeps on the line to let you know another call is waiting. Your modem would see the beeps as interference and drop the connection.

The call that was waiting may then pick up the line (unsure how Telstra configure their system). Perhaps the caller is tired of waiting by then?

There is a code you can enter into your modem configuration to deactivate call waiting for just that session.
 

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I don't have a lot of faith that this will change much, but, well - posting anyway.
I would love to know what is going on with the issue of customer information apparently being stolen from their support centers - it has gotten to the point now where multiple times a month (and basically everytime I put in a repair claim) at work, like clockwork I get multiple calls from people claiming to be with Dell (and spoofing Dell phone # on caller ID), and either saying there's a problem with the repair or that one of the laptops I support is "sending malicious files" or other somesuch garbage and they need to remote in.
These scammers always have my real name, as well as accurate up-to-date dispatch numbers & service tags for my organization, so again, there is obviously some constant information theft going on here - what is Dell doing about this at this point? It's pretty clear that security has been breached in a big way, either from outside or disgruntled employees.

A:Scam calls

Thank you for your message.We have been receiving complaints about our customer receiving scam technical support phone calls from people purporting to be Dell. Our customer privacy is of utmost importance for us and we have an internal team investigating on this.Protection of your data is a top priority for Dell. Unfortunately, technology phone scams have become prevalent across our industry. We’d love for you to take a moment to help us stop cybercriminals by reporting details about your interaction. Please complete this form http://dell.to/2fjLykL  this will allow us to investigate furtherPlease refer to the link below for more details on the same: http://dell.to/2zMEhVP

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This is more of a general question. I live in LA. Can anyone recommend some in-home tech help? Someone that will come to my house and take a look at my computer...and not charge an arm and a leg?
 

A:House calls?

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Hi,
I am experiencing 1-way audio on SIP calls. On incoming calls, if I transfer the call to my own line again, the audio is fixed. On outbound calls, its always in 1-way audio. I hear the person I call, they don't hear me.

What could be the cause of this?
 

A:One Way Audio On SIP Calls

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Due to lack of funds I've reverted to dial-up and am wondering if I can set up my lap top to accept incoming phone calls while I'm online. Using a Velocity Micro, with Windows XP, and I'm NOT the brightest bulb in the package, so any help should be explained as if talking to a 53 year old beginner intermediate type, thanks. stancusso
 

A:incoming calls?

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I am running a snap-in and trying to do a find function. I know it calls a DLL to run the find but I don't know which DLL's tis is. is there a program you can run to find out which functions call which dlls?

I need to know what DLL is called so I can verify I have it on this machine and then manually register it.
 

A:How to find what DLL's a function calls on?

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hi all
i have a big problem.
i have installed an incoming calls ( pptp ) on a wxp pc. but when i try to connect i said "wrong user o password" but they are ok. what can i do ?
thank

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