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Help....My computer has lost it's voice!!!

Q: Help....My computer has lost it's voice!!!

I recently had to use the factory provided rescue disk to get my laptop working again. Now that it's back up everything works fine, but I don't have any sound. I can burn a CD and play it on my stereo, but not on the laptop. I checked the device manager and it has a yellow triangle next to the "Multimedia Audio Controller". It indicates that there is no driver present for that device. I checked with Gateway and Microsoft and they both have drivers which are supposed to work but are either already on my computer or don't work. What do I do now? Here is what Belarc has to say about my laptop:
Operating System System Model Windows XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600) Gateway MX7120 0100
System Serial Number: N3263 C10 15178
Enclosure Type: Portable Processor a Main Circuit Board b 2.20 gigahertz AMD Mobile Athlon 64
1024 kilobyte primary memory cache Board: Gateway 65.08.00
Serial Number: V634M0500701XF500X
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix 65.08.00 06/28/2005 Drives Memory Modules c,d 100.03 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
84.72 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GWA-4082N [CD-ROM drive]

Apple iPod USB Device [Hard drive] (987 MB) -- drive 1
FUJITSU MHV2100AT PL [Hard drive] (100.03 GB) -- drive 0, s/n NSA3T6128699, rev 000000A0, SMART Status: Healthy 960 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'S1' has 512 MB
Slot 'S2' has 512 MB Local Drive Volumes
c: (NTFS on drive 0) 100.03 GB 84.72 GB free Network Drives None detected Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers local user accountslast logon Administrator 10/7/2008 3:20:23 PM (admin) Bill 1/9/2009 10:53:21 AM (admin) local system accounts ASPNET never
Guest never
HelpAssistant never
SUPPORT_388945a0 never

Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account Lexmark 1200 Series on USB001 Lexmark Print-2-Fax Printer on LexmarkFax Controllers Display Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller ATI RADEON XPRESS 200M Series [Display adapter]
MS_ 19.7 [Monitor] (19.7"vis) Bus Adapters Multimedia Generic CardBus Controller
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller
Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller (2x) Multimedia Audio Controller
Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device Communications Other Devices Motorola SM56 Speakerphone Modem

1394 Net Adapter Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter primary Auto IP Address: / 24
Dhcp Server:
Physical Address: 00:C0:A8:B2:B6:BF Marvell Yukon 88E8036 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
Physical Address: 00:03:25:35:2F:2A Networking Dns Servers: VIA OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
Microsoft AC Adapter
Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery
Lexmark 1200 Series
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
PS/2 Compatible Mouse
Generic USB Hub
USB Mass Storage Device
USB Printing Support
USB Root Hub (3x)

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Preferred Solution: Help....My computer has lost it's voice!!!

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


my speech icon has vanished in control panel and if i use the narrator i dont hear nothing now.All the other sound works fine.I do recall a window popping up
saying my CD ROM boot record needed sorting and prompting me to put XP disk in....Now i dont have the disk and i cant access the XP file in the 1386 file(system32)as advised on ask leo because it tells me that the system im using
is more up to date than the one on file(not that id have known what to do)
This might be because ive upgraded this old thing with sp2(not that THATS todays news!!)...........anyway i dont NEED the speech function i just WANT it !!!
and NO BOOT RECORD messages about my cdrom(?)sounds quite worrying!!
I`ll NEED to stop fiddling with things to see what they do!!!!!!!!

A:lost voice!!!


can you borrow an xp disk?

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F1 F2 F3 lost function to adjust voice volume from time to time. Even when they're function back to adjust voice volume, no voice bar shown on screen

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F1 F2 F3 lost function to adjust voice volume from time to time. Even when they're function back to adjust voice volume, no voice bar shown on screen

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I can see my voice messages in Voice Messages and Call History in Yahoo! Messenger with Voice, but I tried to export them as wav-files or similar files, and can't find them. How can I save the voice messeges in this program as files for Windows Media Player?

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This modem is the HIRO Model H50113, which worked well in Windows Vista and Windows7, but as soon as I upgraded to Windows 10, the new operating system deleted the driver that makes my voice capabilities work on the modem, so it FAILS in voice functions. It is not possible to add that driver back, since the OS kills it like a virus. I noticed the driver I'd used is no longer in the drivers list, and I've heard from HIRO that this is happening MORE and MORE, for those whose Windows 10 version is 1511 IOS Build 1058635. Until Microsoft fixes this, my ability to send and receive voicemail with this modem is DEAD. Microsoft should finalize and update another Windows 10 build, to correct this destructive effect.

A:Upgraded to W10 & VOICE part of my voice/fax modem FAILS. Anyone else?

I wouldn't expect Microsoft to update Windows 10 to resolve an error with third-party hardware. Usually, the hardware vendor would update their drivers to be compatible with Windows.

What drivers were you using? I see that Hiro has Windows 10 drivers for the H50113, but they pre-date the November (1511) update.

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Bottom line problems:

Direct Play Voice Setup will not work so I can't use Game Voice...0x80004005 error
Because I was over diligent in registry editing, I am now having IE6.0 crashes because of "nmtracer.dll"
I need to reinstall Dreamweaver MX, Extension Manager, and PCAnywhere because of my work.

On January 25, 2004, I posted to the Microsoft Hardware DirectX General Discussion message board:

"I use Microsoft SideWinder Game Voice 1.5 to chat with fellow gamesters.

The last time I successfully used it to join a chat was January 3, 2004. I had installed and used PCAnywhere on January 2 with no problems, but did end up uninstalling it on January 24. On January 4, I installed Dreamweaver MX and Extension Manager. On January 17, I could not join a chat on Game Voice, nor would the program shut down automatically, I had to force it to close via Task Manager. The next time I tried to launch it, I received an error message that said "Game Voice encountered an error with the speech recognition engine. Please correct the command. If this doesn't work, try reinstalling Game Voice." There is no place to "correct the command" so I uninstalled and reinstalled Game Voice multiple times.

I tried to do a System Restore to January 1, 2, 3, or 4 but it would not work. I uninstalled Dreamweaver MX and Extension Manager. On January 24, I upgraded to DirectX 9.0b. I set a system restore before I upgraded but my system won't go back. I rein... Read more

A:Direct Play Voice Setup - No Game Voice

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Basically, whenever someone sends me a voice clip, I can hear the sound perfectly. No added noises, only what the person inputs themselves.

However, when speaking directly with someone (voice chat, video chat), the sound, their voices, everything I hear from them is very static-y and buzzy.
What makes me even more frustrated is that this problem isn't present in a Skype chat... Skype chats work perfectly, and they're just the same as MSN voice chats...

Please help me out, I would be really greatful.

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I'm running XP Pro, IE8, and Trend Micro Internet Security. This is crazy, when I reboot or initially turn on the computer, there is a young man's voice that comes on immediately and explains how to clean the cookies, temporary files and cache. When the person is speaking there is also someone speaking in the background. The person speaking about steps to clean up the computer is speaking over the other voice to the point of understanding what he is saying, but the background voice is garbled. Has anyone seen or heard of this problem before? My computer is kept clean and works wonderfully, but this voice is somewhat aggravating, and I would prefer to remove the message spoken.

A:Voice In Computer

Check the sound scheme.
This shows how to get to it.
It sounds like,somehow,your startup sound got mapped to
a help file.
Check the startup sound in the list.
You can click on it and click the play button to check it.
If that is it,disable that one.

Another thing to check is your startup folder.
Make sure there isn't a sound file in there.
Should be at start/all programs/startup or something like that.

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I've hit a dead end on this program. IF you don't know voice changer (just like the name) can change your voice live as it happens. A friend of mine has the same program and when he changes his voice, and talks over the mic, I hear it just fine. No static or anything. Just like it's suppose to.

However when I do it..no. To me, I sound like I'm suppose to. I've tested it by recording myself, playback, ect ect. It seems like its perfect until it leaves my computer. I talk and the playback is perfect, what he hears is static, annoying, not even a language. Very hard for him to understand me. Doesn't matter what program we use or what mic I use. It just doesn't reach him like I hear it.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. -Thanks.

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I bought a Sony voice recorder ICD-PX312 and realise the operation system required to back up doe not fit Windows 8. As a matter of fact no other brand for voice recorder fo fit Windows 8, no Wonder why large discounts on those products.
Is they a way around to back up my voice from a Sony recorder ICD-PX312 (on another brand) on my Windows 8 ? Any driver and where can I buy it ? Backing up my voice is crucial for my job. Thanks.

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Hi. I did a quick search and didn't see anything... My stepson's computer keeps saying:
"Congratulations, you've been selected to receive two free ipod nanos." It has also said something to the effect that it is counting the minutes until we meet again.... Any ideas?


A:Solved: Voice from Computer

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I have a Teach Yourself Spanish course which worked fine on my old desktop. It also works fine on my laptop. But on my new desktop the former narrator's voice and the various spanish speakers have all been replaced by a computer voice with a vibrant echo that makes the speech almost unintelligible (not what's required when try to learn how to pronounce trick spanish words like trabalenguas ).

How do I disable the computer voice (which I never need anyway) and bring up the voices that are on the original CD now installed?

A:Computer Voice - Save me!!

It sounds as if you have Narator running.

Start > All Programs > Accessories > Accessability > Narator

uncheck the boxes.

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Using YM 8.1, particularly the voice function. Initially, everything worked fine. Dialing numbers was a breeze and the quality more than acceptable. A couple weeks ago (a couple weeks after install) YM started to freeze when I dialed a number. The timer on the dialing screen would freeze or count slowly. My Windows cursor would mover sluggishly then freeze up. The first couple times a reboot fixed the problem, but now nothing seems to resolve the issue. Computer works fine with other applications and Internet browsing (though playing videos through Window Media Player sometimes freezes up the system). I have ran my AV and several free spyware cleaners. Have cleaned up Temp files, cookies, etc, but YM still locks up with voice. I uninstalled and reinstalled YM with no change in operation. I even uninstalled my firewall, turned off Windows FW and unloaded my AV service. Nothing. I am using Speedfan to see if there might be a heat issue. None that I can discern right now. Ran memtest86+ and memory is fine. Any ideas? I have a P4 2.8, 1 GB RAM Toshiba laptop. Should be plenty of resources.

A:Yahoo Voice freezes up computer

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I got some sort of Trojan or sypware on my computer earlier today. Started getting pop ups on the screen saying Windows disk was doing a scan, and another thing as well popped up. I shut down and ran computer in safe mode. Deleted the 2 programs that appeared on my computer under my documents and applications. Ran virus check and Adware check and removed the results. Then started getting the advertisements.I started researching and came across a topic on this site that had several suggestions. I downloaded "Spybot" and "malwarebytes" and completed scans.I also did as initially instructed on the sticky page and downloaded "hijackthis" and the "dds" program. I will attempt to attach the logs in a minute, but for some reason this site is not displaying properly on IE and it wont let me attach them.Running a Dell XPS410 with windows xp sp3. Trend micro security. Thans again.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:46:18 PM, on 1/28/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.ex... Read more

A:Audible Voice Advertisements in Background on Computer

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Hi guys!

I have a question that Im sure you will help me with... here you go...

What application do you recommend so I can record sound from the computer, for example if I make a call from Gmail I need to record the call, but I need the application to run in background mode?

I will be waiting for your help!

Thanks in advance for your responses!

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I have a Behringer XM8500 mic, a xlr cable, and the blue icicle. Every time I try to use voice recognition, I get the message that the computer isn't hearing anything. Mic does no have an on/off switch. Checked; systems the blue icicle is working properly.

I need to use voice recognition because of a problem with my neck and upper back. I am lost. I don't understand what I am doing wrong. I wonder if Realtec audio (Windows 7 Premium Home) is interfering? When I look at speakers settings, I am not sure if I am even making the right selection. Same with mic; used front.

A:Computer not hearing again message (voice recognition)

I have a recording studio.

I see the Behringer XM8500 is a standard P.A. type microphone. The Blue Icicle, from what I see is a device to convert XLR to USB. This means whatever software/drivers the Blue Icicle has is responsible for providing the sound to whatever program, such as your voice recognition.

The PC sound card, such as RealTek is not used in this operation. The RealTek will not conflict with USB as the USB is digital. The Blue Icicle should be set as the default recording device in the Sound Panel/Recording Section.

The Sound Panel is located in the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound.

From the Blue Mic site:

Windows 7 Setup ProcedureUnder START MENU open Control Panel, then select Hardware/Sound.
On Hardware/Sound page click Sound, then choose Recording tab.
Insure that the ICICLE Is selected as the Default input device.
Set your volume in the Levels menu.

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With the work I do I record my calls with my associates and they do as well. I did buy a recorder from radio shack but I want one that is on my computer instead so its easier to save certain conversations. I know there are alot of free software out there for this and i downloaded a few of them but i cant get them to work. I have a friend who is an IT guy that was supposed to help me but he is acting like I am being a major pain in the rear end. So I told him to take a hike and I will go to a great forum that I know of to get help. I am not that great with computers however. FYI I use the magicjack. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help.

A:Looking for a good voice recorder that will work on my computer

I do have Cain and ABle on my computer but cant get it to record. Does anyone know how it works? The help section doesnt work much.

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Open Text To Speech - When I try to preview voice "Vocalizer for Enterprise Malcolm 22kHz" i get below error.
"This voice cannot be played. please try selecting another voice or selecting a different audio output device." when i select Nuance installed voice eg: Malcolm voice.
I am using Windows 10 + Nuance ENG Malcolm voice.
Please let me know if there is any solution other registry editing(regedit)?
I already referred 
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/office/en-US/40713492-dab2-481f-8991-7be1e01fff6f/this-voice-cannot-be-played-please-try-selecting-another-voice - Not sure where is the solution for this.
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/c7409091-087e-48f2-8178-bcd918799054/add-tts-voice-to-windows-7-and-set-as-default - This explains about registry edit, but not sufficient for my problem.
Please help me with this.

Thanks in advance,

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im having problem getting the olympus ds2000 voice rocorder to work with via voice pro 9...Everything is fine....the via voice recognizes the recorder but when i try to dictate from the recorded file from the recorder to via voice, it says that the recorder dss file is not register ...then it tells me to use via voice to enroll the recorder dss file....
if anyone knows about via voice and hooking up the recorder to it...please let me know...thanks!

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I posted a question several weeks ago - unfortunately though I cannot seem to find it. I asked if anyone knew how to enable PC voice to PC voice conversations through Messenger from a PC behind a home network firewall.

Well, after several weeks of e-mails, questions and answers to and from many people, I have at last found a solution that works and thought I should post to the group.

Firstly, here's a reminder as to what the problem was....

I have 2 XP Home Ed PC's networked and connected via a cable modem to the www through the one machine acting as the internet gateway. I have XP firewall enabled. I can simultaneously send and receive e-mail from both machines, browse the www from both machines, and use Messenger from both machines. I can use Messenger 'Talk' from one networked machine to the other (invited or accepted), I can use Messenger 'Talk' from the internet gateway machine to any of my contacts who has Messenger and a microphone. What I have been unable to do is to instigate or accept a Messenger 'Talk' conversation from the PC on my home network that is no the internet gateway.

Here's the simple solution for those who may be experiencing the same problem. Make sure that you have the SSDP Discovery Service and Universal Plug and Play Host services in XP enabled. To do so, go to the Start button, then click Control Panel, go to Administrative Tools (you may need to 'Switch to Classic Mode' on the left side pa... Read more

A:PC Voice to PC Voice from behind Firwewall - Solution

Cool John, thanks for sharing your success.

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Hello all - I seem to have picked up some type of virus/malware on my computer that is starting to intensify. The two most noticeable events related to this are an all encompassing search engine redirect (Google, Yahoo) that takes me to several erroneous pages whenever a results link is clicked. Additionally, there are background advertisements that are being played on the computer. It almost sounds as if an internet radio is playing (without the music obviously). I've ran Super Anti-Spyware several times and it keeps finding more and more infected items. I've also run Malware Bytes with the same result. Below is a Hijackthis logfile from a scan I've just run. I would greatly appreciate all of your help in getting this cleaned up. Thanks....Jason
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:01:50 AM, on 4/23/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.19048)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Fisher-Price\DA... Read more

A:Search Engine Redirect & Background Voice Ads Present on Computer

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about the Windows version you are using: What we in particular need to know is version, edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system. If you are unsure about any of these caracteristics, just let us know and we'll help you figuring it out. Please also tell us if you have your Windows CD/DVD handy.Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your ... Read more

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Hi there,

I have posted on here about a week ago and still no reply...I am in desperate need of help to fix my computer. Lately it has been running slow and I have encountered many popups and voiceups. After scanning on ad-aware and some online scanners I have found that the number of infections keeps growing. Apparently, the viruses that I have are :


I have tried many different things to try and fix it but nothing has changed. I have also downloaded combofix and OTMOVEIT to my desktop BUT HAVE NOT RAN THEM YET.

Attached is the HIJACKTHIS LOG:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 6:36:32 PM, on 25/09/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeCam\MSCamS32.exe
C:\Program Files\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Pro... Read more

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I recently started having issues with my data/fax/voice modem installed in my XPS-600 after an XP SP3 re-install.

The card is recognized in XP and it's listed in Device Manager (Intel(R) 537EP V9x DF PCI Modem) along with its audio driver (Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device) with no apparent problems indicated. If I open the properties for the Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device it says "This device is working properly." From there I go to the Properties Tab > Audio Devices > Modem Wave Driver > Properties and it says "Driver is enabled and functioning properly".

I've Googled for days to resolve this, with no luck. I can fax with the modem, dial calls and it also interprets caller ID correctly in the app I use (Classic PhoneTools), it's just that the audio features don't work anymore (needed for recording and playing back voicemail messages).

I've downloaded a newer driver and still no luck.

It would be fantastic if someone knows the answer to this one. I'm usually pretty good at sorting this kind of stuff out, but this one has me stumped. Every feature of this modem works but the audio...

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Grateful you advise where to find the answer I am sure exists but cannot find.
Frequently get this "critical alert" warning of infected computer (MS Pro Plus), error# 68T3.....etc.
How can I fix this? Thanks!

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we have the same problem. we can't seem to fix it. let us know if you have any sucess fixing it, we're going crazy!

A:voice on computer: "two free ipod nanos"

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Just recently had this voice come up (Female) and Say "You have won two free ipod nano's" It comes on every hour or so. It is very annoying. Can anyone help?

Thank You;


A:Voice on Computer "Two Free Ipods"

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computer reset back to windows 8 lost all of my info on my computer anyway to recover

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today i witnessed my computer stalling while watching video tutorials and my c drive is now shows os instead of c what's going on?

A:my computer has lost it's way

i thought maybe my hard drive is starting to malfunction or maybe it has totally given up the ghost and is hanging on by it's last breath. How can i know?

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I have lost the My Computer option. Any suggestions on how to retrieve it?

A:Lost My Computer

You may try right clicking on the task bar at the bottom, click on properties, then on start menu tab at the top, then click the customize in about the middle of the page. Once at next window click on the advanced tab at the top, then scroll down to my computer on the page and click display as a link. Hope it helps, if so when you get done come back in and at the top of your first post click thread tools and mark it solved, so others having the same or similar problem will find the solution faster--TY!!

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I am running XP sp2 and this past week my monitor, keyboard, and mouse has been freezing up. Also, my printer is no longer being seen by the computer. Even in Safe mode the system freezes - I have done system restores and reg-checks. Can anyone advise me to what to do next?

A:At a lost w/ my computer

I don't want you to think I'm being a jackass stating the obvious, but you should really run a scan for spyware, adware, and viruses

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I know this will sound silly, but "My Computer" has disappeared! I know it's somewhere, but I have no icon and it's not in the start menu. I'm so tired of looking for it! (I'm gonna kill that kid for messin' with my computer!) Please tell me how to find it so I can run disk check! Thanks.

A:Lost "my Computer"

I found it!! BUT I got a black screen and it says "WARNING! F Parameter is not specified. Running CHKDSK in read-only mode." What on earth does that mean?

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I would like to know what all the programs are in my computer do some I have no idea what thay are for I think that if I rid my self of them my computer will go faster , my computer is about one year old and getting slow any help will be greatfull

A:lost in my computer

Please list any programs that you may have questions about.
It is impossible for us to know what you may have on your computer without actually seeing it.

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I am enquiring for my sister - computer appears to have lost everything. She had a screen appear with a message saying that unless she followed instructions she would lose everything on her computer. "loan computer ...." She has restarted computer and desktop has message "Watch your language https://translategoogle.com What happened to your files? All of your files were protected by a strong encryption RSA4096. For more information about the encryption key using the same number and it can be found here at http://en.wikipedia the rest of the message is off the screen.

Programme name is WMI command line utility and the verified publisher is Microsoft Windows and she is asked if she wants to make changes to the computer.

Clicked on details and : "c:\windows\system32\wbem\wmic.exe" shadow copy delete no interactive.

This is all the information I have obtained from her.

Can you help please?

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hello some one took my cd for my 6645c hp i called hp there telling me they have no cd for my computer can some one help me PLEASE' PLEASE HELP i need to reformat bad

A:Lost Cd For Hp Computer

Hi Ronco - welcome to TSG:

Does your system use Windows XP? If so ... that would be why there is no Recovery CD available. Otherwise if your system uses 98/Me, you should be able to order a new Recovery CD, as they provide a direct link on their site:


Hopefully, the link will help you.

Otherwise I'd keep my eye on eBay - sometimes people will have them for sale.


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I am very upset. I sent my computer for repairs on June 11th I went on vacation from the 12th till the 24th. Come back call to see what's going on with my pc. I was told it would be a few more days because the mother board was damaged. I call back and was told it was shipped back to me. Waited a couple more days. Was told that the computer was never received. Huh? Why was I told it was. Then today I talk to FedEx who tells me there was something wrong with the sticker so they sent it back to my house . While I was on vacation so it was stolen. I had that computer for 2 months now who's replacing my pc. FedEx or hp? I use this for work now what am I supposed to do. I will be involving the better business bureau and attorney general because something has got to give. Sincerely an angry buyer

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Hey all hope you can help. I have a less than a year old gateway computer with windows vista. I did the service pack 1 update and lost my sound. I have the Creative I-trique 3200 series. they worked fine before on this comp now it's like they don't exist. I have tried everything but I am not all the computer savvy. Please help

A:Lost my sound on new computer

Also in Device Manager, it says under sound, video, and game controllers:
Realtek High def audio:
Unsupported game port for creative:
VIXS Pure Tv-U 4899 (NTSC/ATSC Combo:

I am thinking my problem lies with the unsupported game port for creative beings that what my speakers are. They have not been unplugged or moved, and worked fine untill the vista service pack 1 update.

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We have a Dell Insperon 530. Previously when this has happened we were able use the go back feature and get the sound back. Now that doesn't even work. Went to control panel, but everything seems to be ok.

A:Lost sound on computer

Hi Nick415

Funny thing: I just finished repairing an Inspiron 530 last week: nice machine, shipped with Vista. Did you downgrade to Windows XP on yours?

To fix your sound:

Visit Dell.com's support pages & enter your Service Tag to see the System Configuration of your 530. Make a note of the sound device in your system. Then select the link for drivers, and you'll see either the SoundBlaster or Realtek driver (you have one or the other device in your system ... likely the Realtek). Download the exact-match driver for your card and operating system version. Do not install the drivers yet.

Download and install the latest version of CCleaner --- http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/?tag=mncol --- Do not use it yet.

1) Boot into Safe Mode (start tapping the F8 key as the computer is starting up -- during the Dell splash screen = this should produce the Safe Mode menu. Choose "Safe Mode" from the list).
2) In the Start Menu, right-click on My Computer and select Properties.
3) Select the Hardware tab.
4) Select Device Manager.
5) Right-click and uninstall the sound devices listed in the Sound, video, and game controllers category (uninstall the devices that include Uninstall as an option ... any others will be built-in generics, and won't include an uninstall option).
6) Exit Device Manager.
7) Go to Start -- Control Panel -- Add/Remove Programs ... and search for anything in the list that obviously is an audio driver or audio c... Read more

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I have a problem with my computer running by itself. Even when I am not connected to the internet my computer automatically opens Paint program and squibbles a picture, then closes. Also the calculator opens and closes on its own. I have tried several different spyware removal programs such as McAfee and Windows Beta. Can someone please help with this situation? My McAfee subscription has just expired and was wondering if I should renew or buy another type of anti-virus /security program.

A:Computer Has Lost Its' Mind!

Have you tried a System Restore?For an Antivirus, and Firewall program, I'd use one from our list:Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial AppsThey're free, and will perform just as good as the "pay for" versions.

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Hi everyone.

Okay this status right now....

I've had some trouble with my login accounts lately, when now when i turn my PC on its just crazy...

Before i had my own personal User, Daud, and a ,Guest, Account for friends to use.

Now it seems that when i turn my PC on, there is only one User i can log on to, which is the Guest, and it has no administrator rights at all... When i go to my control panel it shows the other accounts but they are not active.

How can I, when I'm logged on as a Guest recreate or activate my old accounts??? So i can become administrator again??

Please help me! =)

A:Lost all control of my computer

You say that you can't log into the other accounts, what happens when you try? Are you getting an error message of sorts?
Do you have your OS disk?

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I have an HP media center m8400f, almost 3 years old. AMD phenom 9500 quad core processor, nvidia geforce 8500 gt video card, runs Vista

I was on yesterday, for internet , email, etc. I closed the browser and left the room. I walked by a little later and the bsod is up telling me windows was shut down to protect computer due to video error.
I tried to reboot, got nothing. Shut down again and got the improper shutdown screen. launched windows in normal mode as this had never happened before. Blue hp screen comes up and has white dots in vertical lines throughout screen, next screen is black with strange white characters in a pattern of sorts.
launched startup repair and it said it fixed the issue...reboot. Rebooted and got same screens(blue with dots/black with characters) then it goes to the microsoft loading bar, then greyish/green screen and just sits there. never gets to login screen. Tried repair three or four more times, tried to recover to previous time before issue several more times. Finally tried to reset to original factory settings and it says it's done, click finish and it reboots and brings up a black screen that says "wait while windows sets up your computer..." at first the "..." blinks and then it stops and nothing happens. What do i do now?

A:Help please, computer has lost it's mind

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I am not sure what happened, but I have lost my My Computer icon. I was able to create a shortcut to it, so I can still access my drives, but I am unable to perform any of the normal right click tasks that right clicking on My Computer allwed me to do. Is there any way to get back the original?

A:Lost My Computer Icon

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computer crashed, lost everything - had clean hard drive and reinstall windows, etc etc etc.

I was wondering if there is any way to recover email via internet or through my server. the programs i have looked up seems to be the ones that recover off of hard disk. is there anything i can do?

A:Computer crashed - lost everything -

Without knowing if your email was web based or POP3 its a guess, but in either case, if they were "deleted from the server" (the ISP/Host server) they have gone and any recovery is out of your control.

If they were downloaded to your PC, likewise they have gone.

But if you say what type of email it was, it may help. What backups do you keep of your system files, and would they have included any email databases?

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Brief synopsis of what happened:

I tried to migrate my computer to a new case. When I went to start the computer after the migration nothing happened. After following all the suggestions of members of this site I thought that the motherboard went bad. All the fans would come on but the computer wouldn't post. I finally gave up and took the hard drive out of my computer and put it in a loner so that I could get to some files. I hooked it up to the loner as a slave and also tried it as the master but when I turned the computer on it would boot to the manufacturer logo page then freeze and the hard drive activity light would stay lit. I also tried it with another hard drive that was also in my case (brand new Western Digital) and the same thing happend. What could I have possibly done when I migrated my computer to screw up everything so it now won't work? I can't believe just moving the components to a new case caused me to lose everything on my hard drive ruin a brand new drive and screw up my motherboard, not to mention probably my processor. Someone please help!

A:Have I Lost My Entire Computer?

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I am at a loss and about ready to toss my computer out the door!!!
Okay, I have a Lenovo with with window 8.
I have had this issue for awhile, but now I am taking online classes that alot of typing.
My is this, I can start typing a paper and I have to watch everyh key stroke because my curser jumps while I am typing to another part of the page and before you know it, I am typing a line in between 2 other lisnes I have already typed. It has done this 6 or 7 times in this paragraph alone. I thought I was getting too close to my mouse so I covered it and it didnt make any difference. HELP!!!!

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I set up a LAN Network to share a sable modem a month ago and everything was going great untill yesterday, now one computer isn't connecting anymore and I don't know why.

At first I thought it was a loose wire somewhere but all my conncetions are good and the ethernet card is getting a signal. I tried to automatically detect, nothing...I even removed my old dialup settings(something I had to so on the other computer to get it to work)

I new to Networking, any ideas?

A:Computer lost connections

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