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so i gutted my alienware x51 as the power board died had ?

Q: so i gutted my alienware x51 as the power board died had ?

So i had my pc tech stick my mini ITX board into a new case and all is working good, but i notes he turned off a setting in the bios he told bios to not halt on errors, i went and turned it on and i see the reason he did is due to the power sensor not being there anymore, as it had a power board in it that distributed power to the system, and i can see on the mini itx board were it would have been. so i called him up and he said it wont hurt anything he set it like that so it would not be annoying to me, that the board is fine and working correct it just had a sensor that is not there anymore. so should i leave the halt on all errors off, or turn it back on and just hit the F1 key to bypass it. does it hurt anything to have it off he says it does not, and mine was a special case as there was nothing we could do about it. as the sensor was on the dead power board and dell wanted way to much money for it so i just gutted the x51 and the machine has been working great, and runs even better.

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A: so i gutted my alienware x51 as the power board died had ?

I always use "Halt on all errors" because I want to know in advance of OS loading if something is amiss, but it really has nothing to do with reliability and speed of going thru POST or loading OS and it's further operation. If everything is working right it all comes down to personal preference.

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Hello!
I've decided to upgrade my Alienware X51 R1 (i7, 16Gb RAM, GTX 660) to a latest videocard that my system can use: GTX 970. But I know about some problems with this: the original powerboard that came with R1 version is not proper working with theese videocards. So I've already know that I just need to swap poverboard from R1 to R2. The art of it in Dell spare parts is D85RT.
I've tried to chat to Dell support North america, so thay told me it's not a problem to buy it in US and Canada, but they cannot sell and send it to me...
So where, how can I buy it in Russia and what's the price of it.
Thanks.

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Hi i have the 17inch laptop and the other day the screen flickered and then went off.

when i power up the machine the keyboard lights up but nothing comes on the screen,there is no beeping.
i have tried hooking up an external monitor to the hdmi but again no display
could it be the motherboard or graphics card? any tests i can do to find out the problem?

thanks in advance

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Hi all, this morning my ati 7970m just died on me after 4 years of loyal services. Bummer...
Now i want to install a n ew one but i cannot find anywhere to buy it.

Where can i buy one on this site? my service tag is 79HR8W1 

Thanks to all of you

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Alienware 15 r2 DIED as the motherboard doesn't recognise the ram tried brand new ram modules with the same results, tried contacting dell support via email and phone, email replys were useless with no help or solution, only 11 days left of the warranty which includes dell premium support and collect and return, seems im given the run around until the warranty expires forcing me to purchase a warranty extension, how to i make a COMPLAINT and will my complaint be even seen or my alienware be fixed under the existing warranty?? 

A:ALIENWARE 15 R2 DIED NO HELP FROM DELL SUPPORT STILL UNDER WARRANTY

You cannot buy an extended warranty..Those must be purchased at the time of the sale. Try using the Dell Support site to report the problem again. Or call them.

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Hello All

Alienware M17X R4  died suddenly after “passing all diagnostics”
 
 
My  M17X R4  does not turn on either with or without A/C adaptor
But attempts to boot with the battery alone. But shuts down after the keyboard light flickers twice
 
ACTION:

Disconnect all the external peripherals from the computer including the battery and the ac adapter and release the flea power by pressing and holding the power button for about 30 seconds.
 Tried  to turn it on with with the cable plugged in without the battery,  which didn't work
Re-install the battery with the cable unplugged
Turn on the computer and check. Nothing happened except the keyboard light flickered twice without response
Just before the 2nd flicker, you would hear a “click or flicker” as if something is trying to kick in which could not.
What I am saying here is that something is failing before it even gets to POST.
What is it?
It is a shame that a gaming lap top as solid and expensive  as M17X R4  should disappoint and fail just like this.
Experts should tell me what going on.
Could the GPU thermal tape or CPU thermal paste help??

Thx
Matt

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Hi,
Curious if I have any recourse here. Last weekend I woke up to my PC beeping at a black screen. 6 beeps in a row during post, then nothing. Beep codes indicate a video failure. I pull out the Nvidia GTX980 card and replaced it with another I had. PC boots fine and video works. I try reseating the Nvidia card in different slots, checking cables and alignment, still 6 beeps and no video.
I bought the system back in March 2015 and the warranty expired last month on 4/1. Of course :(
Am i out of luck? This is an expensive problem to have happen after only 1 year.

A:(Redirected) Alienware Area 51 R2 - video card died - can I get a replacement?

As you have no warranty in effect, then you are 'out of luck' regards to Dell supplying a free replacement graphics card.
Also, for more information, best to post this in the Alienware Owners Club Forum, here:
http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/default.aspxBev.

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i was just recently working on a xp machine and i left it for about roughly 5 min and coming back i noticed the screen just black out , it was hooked up to a kvm switch so i pluged it in directly and still nothing ... i took apart the pc and put it back together , and i also tried a pci video card.( was originally onboard ) it just amazes me that this can happen like this but what is the fist thing that comes to your mind .... the pc goes on all fans are going .... thank u for feed back
 

A:on board video died?

Although it's usually something else don't forget to try another monitor. On some MBs with onboard video adding a PCI video card will disable the onboard, but on some it won't so that can still be the problem. Start with everything removed except CPU/HS/Fan, RAM(one stick if you have two) and video. Try resetting BIOS with either the MB jumper or removing the battery. After that it's replacing parts. What make and model do you have for a system?
 

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I am asking this on behalf of my friend who's mother board was fried. We took the tower into the techs and they said that it would not be worth fixing. We had them remove the hard drive which was strange to me as it was in a case inside of the tower. We proceeded to have the drive set up with a USB conneciton. I was instructed to treat it like any external memory and it would work like it used to. A new computer was purchased with windows 7. Original operating system was windows vista.

Question is: Some of the files are there. None of the operating programs and if we try to access the files there is nothing to open. Pictures and music are showing as there but cannot be opened. I am not a complete novice but I am at a loss this time.

Maybe I need a lesson on how a file works with the programs etc.
Hope someone can clear the dust.
 

A:Solved: mother board died

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* Be sure that you are logged into the regular Forum* Go here and you see this =
* In the upper right, click "Log in"* That takes you here =
* Now click "Alienware Forum" under the blue banner* Click "Content"* Click "Start a discussion"Title = System Model, Operating System, Issue (short).Body = A detailed description of the issue and all troubleshooting you have done.

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amd xp 1700(palomino) on a ga-7vt600, winxp sp2

i upgraded video/ram in my computer and now i can't even get the old(what was replaced) stuff to work. here's a few things to list:

install new vid card, update drivers/settings, reboot no picture to monitor.
unistall/reinstall card, boot and monitor has picture.
install another gig of ram, boot no picture.
take new ram out, boot no picture.
take new card out, put new card in, boot no picture.
take new card out, put old card in, boot no picture.
take all memory out, try known good stick in all slots, boot and no picture.
put all back in, boot, no picture.
turn power on and watch the led fans run on my 15lb paper weight.

it's a never ending combination that i've tried here and i cannot get a picture on this monitor. i've swapped monitors around and all are good, i've put components from this computer into another computer and they all worked. something is not letting this thing boot up, i get no picture to the screen and no beeps sounds or anything else, i turn the computer on and you hear the fans, hard drives, and burners powering up and everything, but there is no picture going to the monitor. it sounded like bad memory because i ran into a case of that before but all the components still work when placed into the other computer. my last guess is the board has gone sour. i was reading other posts and people have mentioned the power supply, but where do i check that at? it's a codegen 350w ... Read more

A:Last call for fix ideas(power/board issue?)....before I get a new board (Long Thread)

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Hi i have this board and an itel quad chip, i have just installed a new graphics card, and all was fine then i decided it would be a great idea to play with the bus frequencys in my bios (big mistake),
I rebooted and nothing happened, all that does happen is the dvd drive tries to read whats in the drive constantly, it doesn't beep any more the floppy drive isn't working ether,
I tried to reset the board and left the battery out for quite a while, i also have tried to recover the bios, with a cd with the instructions on the Intel site
http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/d...-023360.htm#cdrom
I have tried with floppy and took the dvd off line but to no avail,
it isn't getting recognized
i have also removed the graphics card and see if it booted but no,
i have even checked the leads on every thing,
I have even changed my memory to see if not is a prob,
the board seems operational as if i do take the memory out the board beeps at me, also i know the bios has been reset as i had turned off my on board lan connection as im wireless, since i took the battery out etc the lan is now operational as it flashs when is turned on strange.
is this a bios problem which i think it is? and does any one know how to fix it?
Can i have damaged my cpu or board by doing what ive done?
Shall i just go buy a new board or cpu?
Any help i would greatly appresh no one seems to know any thing about this
Thanks Rob
 

A:Help my Intel® Desktop Board D975XBX2 has died

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Bought a Spectre X360 roughly 2 years ago which I would only use on rare occasion given that I dont have Internet at home.  A couple months ago it wouldnt power up so I took it to a local repair shop since it was out of warranty.  They have since contacted me saying that the problem is the main board and that it would not be cost effective to replace it/I'm better off buying a new laptop.  to have a $700+.laptop only used a few dozen times  is crazy.     Greg 

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One of my 2 Gb Corsair Ram sticks has stopped working so looking to replace all the others . At the moment I have 6 x 2 Gb Sticks = 12 Gb .
Can I use 2 Corsair Vengeance 8Gb sticks , As I am not sure if the X58 mother board will support just 2 sticks or do I have to replace and fit 6 x 2 Gbs sticks the same as was fitted .
At the moment I have 6 x Corsair Ram Sticks there specs are 2048 Mb 1866 MHz 7-8-7-20  1.65v ver2.1 DDR 3
Replacement sticks I was thinking of fitting are Corsair Vengeance Pro 16 Gb DDR 3 1866 MHz  Red 2x8Gb 1.60v Ver8.22 .
Any Thoughts any one Many Thanks

A:Suitable replacement Ram for Alienware Aurora r4 with a X58 mother board

You cant use 1.6V RAM
Ballistix Sport 4GB DDR3-1600 UDIMM
CT2849354

DDR3 PC3-12800 • 9-9-9-24 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3-1600 • 1.5V • 512Meg x 64 •
upgrade for Alienware AURORA-R4 system.

http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/aurora-r4/CT3682798
 

Ballistix Tactical 8GB DDR3-1600 UDIMM

Upgrade for: Alienware AURORA-R4
Crucial part number: CT3682798
Brand: Ballistix
Form Factor: UDIMM
Total Capacity: 8GB
Warranty: Limited Lifetime
Specs: DDR3 PC3-12800 • 8-8-8-24 • Unbuffered • NON-ECC • DDR3-1600 • 1.5V • 1024Meg x 64 •
Series: Ballistix Tactical
 

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Relevant specs:
Athlon II X4 640
ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS

Okay, so the on-board video on my parents' computer suddenly stopped working. I purchased a dedicated card and attempted to install the driver but was halted by BSoDs on attempts which ultimately led to the hard drive being corrupted from crashing.

The on-board at this point still does not work and I don't think it will. Now, whenever I attempt to reinstall Windows Vista I get a BSoD during installation. I'm unsure how to troubleshoot at this point. It is not the RAM, MemTest ran smoothly.

Here's a picture of the BSoD:

imgur: the simple image sharer

Any help is surely appreciated :D

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My Yoga S1 has contradictory, intermittent power issues that I'm trying to chase down. Culprits are bad power bric/cord/plug or power socket on mother board or power board that feeds into power button/led on. One day it blacked out and wouldn't restart to hard drive or windows stage. I did get an error code which I can't remember 5100 or 5500 poss?, that seemed to indicate the power board or ribbons to that needed replacement or re-attachment. So fiddled with it and it did fire up in windows all ok. Then ran out of power and died again. power button wouldn't light up. plugging in power unit did light up led as getting charge. Left it overnight and then it miraculously charged up. pushed power button light up twice then nothing. took out power board/detached ribbon, then it fired up to windows, fixed some hd errors and has been restarting without problems. Except now there is no plug showing on battery icon when plugged in. So not recharging but I'm sure the battery is good. And logically, the power brick and plug must be feeding electricity into laptop to get it to recharge enough to start up. So power socket and plug may be suspect with intermittent contact problems. Or the power board somehow is involved in this? I've ordered a new powerboard as easy screw in and cheap. My question about powerboard is does this control ability of plug to charge battery? power brick with new plug is next order from ebay. but the power socket, which see... Read more

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This seems to be a well known issue for these models...But I am not computer savvy 100%  It happens on and off over past year and this problem is getting old. What is a permanent fix?

Dell/Alienware know this is a manufacturer defect as many on forum have complained about it over the years it seems. 

A:(Redirected) alienware x51 r2 please power down and connect pcie power cables for this graphics card

Best to post this in the Alienware Owners Club Forum, here:http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/default.aspxBev.

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My power supply died a few days ago and I have replaced it. My PC will now boot but will not send a signal (turn on) the monitor. Everything on the PC seems to work but it just will not turn on signal to the monitor. I have tried two different monitors with the same result.

Help!?!?!

Thanks,

Tod
 

A:Power supply died, now monitor will not power on

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So Dell made a really terrible decision.  They have a transparent strip in the power button for an LED light to indicate if the power is on.  A power indicator is a given in any laptop, no matter how cheap it is.  However, Dell in all of it's genius decided to not include an LED bulb on laptops up to the Inspiron 7000 Series, despite leaving a transparent slot for it.  Seriously, what happened to this brand?!?  Do children make these laptops now?
I want to fix this, as my laptop is no longer returnable and a power indicator is absolutely necessary.  So the only thing I can think of is replacing it with one from the 7000 Series somehow (with some help probably).
This is a Dell Inspiron 5559.  I also have an Inspiron 5547.  Not sure which exact 7000 model I should get the part for...
Are they compatible?
Is there an easier way? Like how Fn+H turns on the hard drive indicator?
Thanks.

A:Can I replace a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series power board with a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series power board?

The systems use different case and mainboard designs -- and may even be made by different companies.  The answer in all likelihood is no.
I don't think Apple has produced a Macbook with a power indicator -- the PC vendors are playing follow Apple.

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hi ,can anyone help me out please..latley when ive been trying to install stuff i get a message saying.c:\windows\system32\autoexec.nt. the system fileis not suitable for running ms\dos and microsoft windows apps.choose close to terminate apps ....i never used to get this ,does anyone know whats up??????
 

A:gutted,,,

something like this maybe ? http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=156687

You might also try running system file checker, or use recovery console to replace the autoexec.nt file with a fresh copy.
 

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I've ran ewido, trend housecall, cwshredder, deleted loads from hijack this yet still get the annoying pop up. Can someone please help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 20:15:03, on 10/05/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLacsd.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoguard.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRpc.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Antivirus\InoRT.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\CA\ETRUST~1\realmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark X1100 Series\lxbkbmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\macromed\flash\GetFlash.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\hijack this\HijackThis.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\taskmgr.exe
c:\progra~1\intern~1\iexplore.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.yxyrgzijqatqvzupqxha.com...jYJ6m2v7zYycCcyMqfE8TPsbN7CZrYz2oboAxpC0S.htm
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A:Gutted Computer but still getting pop up

hi, welcome to TSG.
Turn ewido's security gurad off as it can interfere with the fixes!

go to this site and download these tools and once you get both
adaware Se 1.6 and spybot, update both of them.

Set adaware to do a full system scan and deselect, "search for neglible risk
entries". Click next to start the scan. Delete everything adaware finds.

reboot and now run spybot

Spybot: Search and destroy.

Delete what spybot finds marked in red. After updating spybot hit the
immunize button.

reboot again
All tools can be downloaded at the link below and found on that page!
. SpyBot search and destroy
. AdAware SE personal

http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads31.html
* Click here to download ATF Cleaner by Atribune and save it to your desktop.

http://majorgeeks.com/ATF_Cleaner_d4949.html
* Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.
* Under Main choose: Select All
* Click the Empty Selected button.
o If you use Firefox:
+ Click Firefox at the top and choose: Select All
+ Click the Empty Selected button.
+ NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
o If you use Opera:
+ Click Opera at the top and choose: Select All
+ Click the Empty Selected button.
+ NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.
* Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.


have hijack this fix these entries. close all browsers and programmes before
clicking FIX.
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Hi folks,

After all the woes and hell I had with my last PC that my gf wrote off, we've moved home and now my lovely shiny new machine has started BSODing. Twice today.

Not sure what is causing it.

It's an i7 2600K , 8GB Mushkin Ridgeback Redline , 2 x MSI 570 GTX Twin Frozr SLI , Corsair HX 850 PSU

Main drive is a 60GB SSD, also have a 1TB Samsung storage drive and another 240GB SSD drive I use for Steam games.

BSOD is a WHEA error. Only thing I can see which "might" be causing it is the Vodafone Mobile broadband dongle but I don't know how to read the dump files properly to find out.

I've attached them to be look at. Please help, im very close to giving up on PCs altogether. I just have no luck with them.

Thanks

A:New PC BSOD - Gutted

Uninstalled the Vodafone Mobile dongle, still doing it.

20 mins gaming and boom.... BSOD

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Hi, this is my first post, so I hope I can explain what happened to my pc clearly. I have an older gateway 450mhz and recently I tried to power it up and nothing happened, like it didn't have power. So I reset my power strip thinking it just tripped the breaker, and it started to come on, I could hear it power up and then it just shut off again, no power, lights or any thing. so I plugged it directly into the wall. and the same thing happened, started to power up, and it was like it would reach a certain power level and trip some kind of internal breaker or something.
Hopefully there's someone out there that knows whats wrong and if its worth fixing..... Thanks alot for any replys
Melajewels

PC is a Gateway 450mhz
With Win XP on a 80gig HD
And Win Millennium on a 2gig separate HD
128 Ram
 

A:I think my power supply died !

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Presently have this power supply:

Antec BP500U ATX 12V 500W Power Supply

http://www.amazon.com/Antec-BP500U-...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1297041715&sr=1-1

Computer overheats and shuts down. On checking, the fan in the power supply stopped working. Looking to replace the power supply with a different brand. The fan in this one was LOUD.

I'm running an Intel Core i7.

Does it matter what brand/type I replace the power supply with? (I see 550w, 600w, dual power. Should I consider any of these?)

Are there any recommended brands/models that keep it very cool and very quiet?
 

A:Power Supply Fan Died

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The HDD and Power LEDs on one of my computers have "died"
i.e. they no longer work. Both of them stopped working at the
same time. It's an old SOYO SY-6BA+III board. Everything else
seems to be working just fine..... any ideas?.... could something
have burned out / died to cause this?
Oh yes.... have checked the wires
 

A:My HDD and Power LEDs have died - help

Thanks Per Hansson.... yup, connected them to a 9v battery and
they are dead.... I'll raid some off an old case that I have laying
around.
Thanks again.

 

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Hi all,

my power supply died two days ago. By chance, everything else seems in
order, except for the USB ports which act strangely.

I bought a new power supply and installed it. The computer boots normally
and the OS starts without a problem when there is no USB devices plugged to
the motherboard.

If I try to plug something to the USB ports while the computer is on, there
is no problem and all my USB devices work fine.

But if I boot with the USB devices plugged to the motherboard, the computer
doesn't even try to boot (nothing happens when I press the power button).

Someone have a hint?

If the USB ports are not working properly, should I change the motherboard (in case it blows up something else with time) or just disable USB ports and buy a PCI USB card?

Thanks!
 

A:power supply died

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My buddy was on his computer when it just up and shut off, and now it won't power back on. The motherboard LED won't even come on. Anyone know any way to fix it? I'm at a loss.
 

A:My buddies PC just died. Won't power on.

if you want, lend him your power supply and try booting it with yours instead.

Might be the motherboard as well.

Did he notice any overheating before it happened?
 

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Hello ladies and gents. Got a bit of a pickle for you all to work with. I got this Windows 7 pro PC that I had built for a client of mine with a bunch of malware and adware running about. After a day or so of cleaning, removal, repair, and etc, i have it mostly working like new. The problem is that there are a few suspicious programs (or, i should say, a few gutted programs) that are giving me trouble as I can't seem to get rid of them.

For example, i have add-ins for Default Tab by Search Results on Internet Explorer 9 that i cannot disable or remove. I know i have removed a majority of the program beforehand, but these bits are still stuck in.

Now, i figured that i come here, post my required log files, and see what else i need to do before i got mucking around in the registry files and accidentally mess something up.

First, the Hijack this file:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:39:35 PM, on 7/3/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16490)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations MP4\avp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACDaemon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
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A:Trouble removing Default Tab and other gutted files

DDS log:

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16490 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
Run by Maureen at 14:44:30 on 2013-07-03
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3996.2258 [GMT -4:00]
.
AV: Kaspersky Anti-Virus *Disabled/Updated* {56547CC9-C9B2-849D-8FEF-A496150D6A06}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Kaspersky Anti-Virus *Disabled/Updated* {ED359D2D-EF88-8B13-B55F-9FE46E8A20BB}
FW: Kaspersky Anti-Virus *Disabled* {6E6FFDEC-83DD-85C5-A4B0-0DA3EBDE2D7D}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\ArcSoft\Connection Service\Bin\ACService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 for Windows Workstations MP4\avp.exe
C:\Users\Maureen\AppData\Roaming\DefaultTab\DefaultTab\DTUpdate.exe
C:\Windows\system32\IProsetMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\LogMeIn\x64\LMIGuardianSvc.exe
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Hi, I can't recall how/why my laptop (Alienware) won't turn on due to the fact it's did not received power from its adapter, I've 2 adapters and both are working fine (they're both have green light on) I did remove the battery and plugged the adapter but still not working, before I do anything silly I wanted to ask how many possible issue outcome are there that's I have to deal with such as, is it battery? PSU? or the motherboard? Thank in advance.
 

A:Alienware Laptop Power

Too early to say, ie it could be anything, even the Ram.

Have a look here: Tutorial: No POST (Power On System Test)
 

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I built this new computer about a month ago.
core i5 2500k
GTX 570
8gb of ram
Windows 7
Old Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-NA-_-NA

It's a pretty by the book build. Last night though, I walked into my room and noticed the power off, and it wouldn't turn on. I opened it up, checked all the connectors, gave it another shot, and nothing.

My old computer had a 750 watt Cooler Master (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171024) in it, so i took that out and tossed it into the new system while I wait for OCZ To send me a new PSU. Everything seemed great, I did my normal tasks for the rest of the night. When I launched Battlefield 3 though, the PSU actually makes a very odd buzzing noise. I don't remember this at all from my old computer. The red warning light doesn't go on or anything, it just buzzes. It also happens in Dungeon Defenders. The second I turn either game off, it stops.

Right now I'm back to basic tasks, but is this just due to the extra load from the new system? My old computer probably could have run fine off something much weaker than 750w (it had 8800 gt / Q6600), so I'm wondering if this it's just finally getting a workout or something. It has always run fine, I'm not sure why it would act up in the new comp. I'm sort of stuck until OCZ Gives me a replacement. Is it safe to run this thing?
 

A:Power Supply Died, Replaced With Old One

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During playing Diablo3 my PC all of a sudden shut down. No bieps, no messages, nothing, just black ... shutdown. Because it was this sudden my first reaction was a power outage in the house. As I was about to check the basement I noticed my screen still was powered on, so it couldn't be an outage.

I tried to turn the PC back on, but pressing the power button didn't do anything.

I did notice the top of the case was pretty warm (not auch warm) but still pretty warm. It's always been like this ever since I bought the PC.

I opened the side of the case and didn't really notice any burning smells or anything, but again, the inside of the case was pretty warm.

Now after a couple of hours the PC still won't power on, so something is probably broke.

I'm a complete hardware noob, so how do I go about checking what is broken?
Is it the PSU? Or the motherboard?

When the PSU is 'on' I can see a green LED light on the motherboard. Is this possible when there is something wrong with the PSU, that the motherboard still gets power?

I'm willing to make the bet and buy a new PSU (because the current one is an unnamed PSU that was included with the low budget case).

Is there anything I can do to check components as a newb?
 

A:PC suddenly died on me, won't power on anymore

It sounds like your computer has overheated which is why the computer all of a sudden shut down. Try checking to make sure you've got some grey thermo stuff on the CPU.
 

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My son was playing a game on our Dell XPS 2720 when all of a sudden the computer just died.  Now when we press the power button, the power button does not light up and it sounds like the only thing that turns on is the fan for the power supply.  There is a small green light at the back of the computer underneath where the power cord is plugged in that is lit.  Otherwise, there is no other indication of life.  I have tried unplugging the machine and holding down the power button for 15 seconds, but that does nothing.
Anyone have any suggestions of what to try next?
Thanks.

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Hi all,

was in the process of installing 8.1 on my home pc when the power shut off in my house. Of course this would happen. I upgraded from Vista using the digital upgrade thing early last year, and since I have no physical cd/flash drive available, is it possible to reinstall windows 8 prior to the loading screen?

When i try to start it up it and get an error with bad_system_config_info so something got corrupt when my power went out. It goes through trying to repair it then suggests I system restore however it just gets stuck at the w8 loading screen for 20 minutes now. I don't have anything on the pc i can't do without, i Just want to reinstall it/boot into a safe mode so I could reinstall windows that way.

What are my options here?

A:Power died in middle 8.1 installation

   Information
If you need to download 32bit Windows 8, download from a 32bit PC.
If you need to download 64bit Windows 8, download from a 64bit PC.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

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4 year old laptop wasn't charging properly, it was being very fussy about the exact position of the power cable in the socket. It has what looks like a pretty common power connector for lenovo, which is a USB sized hole with a single centre pin. I looked into the laptop socket and saw that as well as the conductor for the centre pin and the outer sides, there was also 4 little tines on each side between the centre and the edge which were clearly all bent off in wrong directions (looked like an old toothbrush inside) I'm guessing the centre pin is +ve, the tines are -ve and the outer connections are just mechanical/shielding. I straightened these all out with a pencil but I think I must have momentarily shorted something as now the laptop shows absolutely no signs of life when I hit the power button. Tried various tricks I've read online about various sequencies of hitting the power button with the battery in and out but no luck. The laptop was fully charged before I started this, but I didn't disconnect the battery before starting which I probably should have. So I'm guessing I've shorted the power rails on that connector. What damage have I likely done? I'm amazed that there can be a design where very flimsy pins inside an external connector which are clearly easily bent can cause such damage if they touch another pin 2mm away from them. Is there any way to save this laptop? If it's a case of replacing an SMD fuse soldered onto the motherboard I can do th... Read more

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While working at my laptop which was connected to mains power it suddenly died nothing works or lights up. There is power going into power adapter. I let sit for some time but still nothing . I received no warning of power getting short if it had switched to battery or something. A completely dead laptop. Anybody any ideas what possible cause could be . I fear it could be expensive. Thx

A:No power - Qosmio X770 died

When you have the power adapter plugged in, does the power LED light up on the notebook?
If no, its probably a Mainboard problem. A Toshiba repair center can replace it but it may be expensive.

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My daughter's Dell 1737 refuses to turn on. For the past few days, the computer would turn off without warning but she was able to restart it without issue. At one point, she notice a burning smell. Today it died completely. Pressing the on button has no effect. She cannot recall if she heard the fan running or not or if the computer feels hot.

Other background;

Removing the battery and running on AC does not work.

The power switch is new (due to replacing the back cover six months ago).

The ac charger is new (less than 6 months old) and the blue LED on the cord lights up. When plugged in, the white light on the computer comes on and goes off immediately.

The battery is original. Probably wearing out but running on AC is okay for now. When I push the test button on the battery, I get at least 3 leds lighting up.

Inverter, keyboard and LCD power cable have been replaced.

I am not sure where to start. My gut says power supply board. I would think a bad fan would not prevent the system from trying to start. A dead MB is a possibility but wouldn't I see some signs when trying to power up such as flashing leds?

I would like to fix this since she needs for school every day. I do not want to replace it since she is going to college next year and the college might want a certain brand.

Any ideas?
 

A:Dell 1737 died - will not power up

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So I have an Alienware aurora from 2 years ago. I am trying to find out the number of watts the default power supply has because on mine there isn't a sticker to show how many watts. I do believe it is 1kw though....

The one that looks like this...

A:Anybody know the default power supply for alienware?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Internet Badass


So I have an Alienware aurora from 2 years ago. I am trying to find out the number of watts the default power supply has because on mine there isn't a sticker to show how many watts. I do believe it is 1kw though....

The one that looks like this...


How about a model number?

alienware aurora power supply specs - Google Search

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What's up,
I just bought an Alienware laptop second hand and the ac adapter was fried. After some hassles with Alienware I recived a new ac adapter. (It seems that being the second owner the warranty is void and Alienware won't even let you order parts. I had to pretend to be the original owner and they sent me a new ac adapter. Where there was supposed to be 4 prongs sticking out for the connection to the laptop there was 1 chunk of mangled metal sticking out. Then they didn't want to replace it.)
Finally I got a working ac adapter and when I went to plug it in it surged on me. Obviously an internal problem on the laptop! I'm wondering how hard it would be to repair the internal power supply or replace it. And where I could get the part. I appreciate your time.
 

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Hi everyone,

I went to my PC this morning to discover it refused to turn on, and no response of any kind happening (no sounds, lights or fans operating).

My initial thoughts were that the PSU had died... so I went and picked up a new PSU, which didn't change anything. Still no response.

I'm now assuming the motherboard is faulty.

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some factors that may or may not have anything to do with the cause of the problem:

- Dust - when I opened up the case there was a lot (almost a blanket) of dust in my zalman CPU fan, graphics card and also a little generally within the case. Although I hadn't experienced any artifacts suggesting stuff was overheating (plus it's damn cold in my house this time of year, so that probably helped)

- There was a powercut during the night - somehow this might have triggered what's caused the fault? I also had set my PC to sleep as per usual, instead of switching it off.

- The extra Front panel USB ports on the top of my case stopped working about 2 days before. I accidently tripped over a USB device plugged into it, and it twisted the port slightly, but still carried on working for the rest of the day, but at some point it stopped and I had to only use the back ports.
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Is there any suggestions you guys have to find the cause of the problem?

cheers

Mike
 

A:Suddenly died - no power or motherboard response

Hi Mike. The power cut you mention is interesting. Did the fuse in your house trip? Are other items in the room working off the same plugs?..because thats happened to me before.

Oooh, dust will kill in the long run if it's not cleaned...
 

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Bit of a long story for this but bear with me.

I was playing a game this past sunday when my main pc lost it's power, after it died I heard what sounded like metal hitting metal within my case, I took my power supply out and took it apart to find what looked like a coil wrapped around a plastic tube, half burned, so I guess it melted itself off. It was my fault as the inside had tons of dust clogging the fans and vents. Luckily I had a backup for just such a problem, I borrowed the power supply within this secondary pc, it has a 1000watt psu(sli ready) whereas my old had a 600w(also sli ready), I figured it would be a more than suitable temporary psu until the replacement I ordered arrived.

However for whatever reason it won't work in my main pc, whenever I boot it up, everything seems fine but after so much time of being in use the pc just loses power. If I do nothing it will stay on, if I do anything other than idling it loses power. If I scan using MSE it always crashes around 7 minutes or so of scanning but spybot can scan completely, if I browse it tends to take a bit longer to crash (around 30 minutes more or less). I have ran a temperature detector in the background as I scanned and did other things and nothing ever went above 50C so I'm fairly certain that it isn't a heat problem.

To be honest I've been pretty lucky with most of my past pc's, I've had this one for about 8 1/2 months and other than a few random crashes this has ... Read more

A:Power supply died, backup won't work.

THat is frequently a result of a power supply burning out. Especially if it was a lower quality manufacturer PSU
 

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ok so my pc bas been running fine since i built it- no errors. Then to day i was playing an online game when the power kicked out then back on. My comp is on a surge protector so i figured no big deal. I turn it on it starts to boot, then I get this

For Realtek RTL8111B/8168B Gigabit Ethernet Controller.
Pxe-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting

I've tried switching the boot up order and all and it doesnt tell me anything different. Some I think said they could still log onto their pc but i cannot- any suggestions?
the reason I posted this again because I did find a few threads on this, but mine seems to be different in the fact my pc was working and already built.
 

A:Comp died with a pxe error after power outage

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I have a Lenovo Thinkcenter i7 M92 that worked a while ago and when I turned around to work on another computer, it apparently turned off and now the power will not come back on. The power button wont even light up, nor will the lights where the network cable plugs in. Have tried different outlets, different power cords. I am thinking it is a power supply issue but I cannot find a power supply to order. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Lenovo Thinkcenter M92 - Power supply died???

I was looking at eBay (I have an older LeNovo), noticed there are a few Internal power supplys there.
How did you make out so far? a couple 200 watts and 230 watts ones.
 

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2 days ago the power outlet that my computer was placed into was kinda half exploding. And the "lightning protector" that was attached into it died. I was trying to connect the computer to a different power outlet , and the computer won't turn on.
Not sure what happend... So Idk what to do... Should I buy a new power supply and see if everything is ok? Or just give the computer to some lab and have em to "make it work" ??
 

A:computer died / power supply replacement

Anyone? No sense? It's not like a genius question. Just kind of a "your opinion"
 

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I have a 6.5 yr old e9180t which the power supply died on me this weekend. The unit has an interesting history. The mother board was defective when I bought it and they had to finally replace it along with thousands of others. This unit coined the term inherently defective with google at the time. They rolled it our before really vetting it properly. When I looked inside the box when I first got it I noticed how crammed the interior was compared to my previous unit.  This unit has always run HOT. After years of the heat build up I eventually just removed the side panel due to the heat. So when the power supply died this weekend I discovered another big design problem with this unit. For the first time I removed the top plastic panel . . .  this panel completely hid and covered a vent for the power supply the whole time! The vent was completely covered with thick dust. I literally had to peel the dust off this area. I always used air to blow the dust way inside but since there was no vent visible I had no idea about this issue and never saw the need to remove the top plastic cover.  So I plan to replace the power supply and have two questions. 1. First what is a good replacement? I see that EVGA makes these power supplys where both ends of the wires are plug in which seems like a perfect DIY approach. The current dead power supply was a Samsung 460watt HD642jj. I use two 27" hp monitors with this unit and work on graphics mostly during the da... Read more

A:Need to replace an overheated power supply that died for my ...

After posting this I thought about the issue with the power supply and HP must have installed the power supply upside down and that is why this power supplied died and why this unit was always super hot. I just looked at the power supply and yep I think it was upside down. For years I have been plugging this in on the upper right hand side not the left hand side. The only person who has worked on this computer was the guy who was hired by HP to replace the motherboard after two months since the board was defective from the get go. I wonder if he had taken it out and put it back in wrong? I don't know since I thought HP and the guy knew what they were doing and I had no idea to keep a close eye on how the power supply should be. Unbelievable! 

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Hi. This is the story. In the middle of my son using the computer, it just shut down. I came down to the room where it was a minute later, tried flipping the master switch on the surge protector off and on, then pressed to power button on the case. It started up. A few minutes later my son called me again because it had shut down again. The former trick didn't work. Here's what I've tried:

Flipping the I/O switch on the power supply both ways and trying to power up.
Unplugging the power supply from the surge protector and plugging it with another cord directly into the wall outlet. Then flipping that I/O switch again.

Nothing happened. Does this sound like it's the power supply?
 

A:Computer died!! Is this a power supply problem?

I`m afraid it does sound like the psu has gone bad.

However, the only way to tell for sure, is to try another psu, and hope that`s all it is.

Regards Howard
 

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I have 3 computers; the one I'm on now which is plugged into a surge protector, one in an office that is just for checking email and such, and a system behind the TV running linux and MythTV for PVR functions. Besides the one I'm on now the other two are just plugged into the wall, due to the fact that I'm lazy and didn't buy more surge protectors. Please do not patronize me about not hooking them up to surge protectors...I really don't care right now.

After last night both computers that are not on surge protectors exhibit the same exact problem (which to me is very strange). The power button has no effect, they will start if you plug the cord into the power supply and its switched to ON. Obviously it won't start up if the power supply is switched off. So as soon as you plug in the cord they turn on, all the lights on the front panel (power, HD activity, etc) remain on but the monitor will not turn on and it won't make the "everything is cool" beep sound.

Both computers exhibit that EXACT same problem which allows me to rule out various things such as individual component failure (though I suppose it is possible yet highly improbable).

Are these symptoms of a computer damaged by a power surge or something else? Solutions?

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A:Two computers died overnite...power surge?

Try a working PSU in those dead bodies. If you're lucky, the fuse inside the unprotected PSUs may have blown. Worst case, you can play Scrapheap Challenge.
 

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