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Driver Dilemma

Q: Driver Dilemma

I've just formatted the hard disc on my old Dell Latitude D600 and re-installed Windows XP. All went well until I tried to set up an internest account and discovered my Network administrator driver had gone. I went to device manager, found that a number of other drivers had also disappeared, so went to Dell Support (on another PC) and downloaded all the drivers indicated for my service tag.

I went back to the Latitude and tried to install the drivers through the device manager, but got the good old "Windows can't open this file" message. I've tried to install via DVD and also by copying the driver files to the Lat's C Drive via USB, all to no avail.

The files are called "click once application" files and, if I click on the original downloaded file (on the second PC) they open. I'm flummoxed--why would the files act differently and what do I need to do to install them in the Lat?

Thanks in advance

Preferred Solution: Driver Dilemma

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.)

A: Driver Dilemma

i am a bit confused at what you are doing. so are you just copying the driver files from one computer and trying to put them on another or are you using acutal driver install disks?

if you are just copying them then it is most likely not working because you do not have all of the driver (due to the keys being made in the registry). your best bet is to download each on from the internet if you can. if they are dell drivers you should be able to get them from the dell website or failing that there other manifactures that made the parts you need drivers for. this way you will know you have up to date drivers that are not corrupted and should be openable by your computer

hope that helps

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I've just formatted the hard disc on my old Dell Latitude D600 and re-installed Windows XP. All went well until I tried to set up an internest account and discovered my Network administrator driver had gone. I went to device manager, found that a number of other drivers had also disappeared, so went to Dell Support (on another PC) and downloaded all the drivers indicated for my service tag.

I went back to the Latitude and tried to install the drivers through the device manager, but got the good old "Windows can't open this file" message. I've tried to install via DVD and also by copying the driver files to the Lat's C Drive via USB, all to no avail.

The files are called "click once application" files and, if I click on the original downloaded file (on the second PC) they open. I'm flummoxed--why would the files act differently and what do I need to do to install them in the Lat?

Thanks in advance

A:Driver Dilemma

When you clicked on the installers, the d\l`d drivers, they probably extracted to a folder. It is located in C:\Drivers.

Look to make sure it is there. Then go into Device Manager. Right click on each device needing a driver and point it to the corresponding folder in C:\Driver.

The reason the one-click did not behave properly is probably because they were written to work on a different Service pack, or with a later version of Windows installer then is currently reflected on you machine due to the new install you just did.

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I recently installed Windows 7 ultimate (W7) onto my PC. ( Just as an aside, I think that this is probably one of the best windows OS that I have worked with.)
Anyway, I have two HP printers (office-jet 4215, and photo-smart 7550) that don't have drivers for windows 7. I wanted to connect both printers to my main PC, but I was only able to find drivers for the 4215. It is up and running. Now, I want to connect the 7550 but according to HP, there are no W7 drivers available for it at this time. They suggested that I use the desk-jet 5550 drivers.
I have tried following the steps they showed, but nothing seems to work. The only drivers in the list were the desk-jet 5550 (HPA) HP, or desk-jet 5550 (HPA) Microsoft. Supposedly, W7 will automatically load the proper drivers when the printers are connected via USB. This did not happen.
I decided to move the 7550 printer to my second PC, to try to see if I could connect it there, but because I am running a home-group network, the 4215 shows up on the second PC also. I realized this while I was trying to install the 7550 onto the second PC.
Am I doing something wrong, or am I overlooking something obvious? Is there a work-around for this problem, or might I have to resolve that this printer is not compatible with W7?
I am open to any suggestions that will resolve this issue. Thanks.

A:HP printer driver dilemma

First thing first, try running the photo-smaert 7550 printer through the Windows 7 Compatibility Center: Windows 7 Compatibility Center home. If you get the green flag there, see if there are any Vista drivers available (sometimes they will work with Windows 7). Let us know what happens.

I am happy to hear that you are liking Windows 7!
Microsoft Windows Outreach Team

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I just did a clean install of windows 2000 on an old gateway G6-333. The problem is that I am only allowed 16 colors for display. So I went to the device manager to check the card. No cards or display adapters are mentioned in the device manager. The only device not recognized is a video controller. I checked out gateway's support and it says that i have a:

STB 4MB AGP Video Card w/ Integ. DVD Support Rev 1 [Part #6000761]

There are no available drivers for win2000. I couldn't find an STB site for support and the card seems pretty generic so searching for a specific device driver for it seems impossible. Would a driver for win98 work and would the fact that it is integrated with the dvd player create problems. Thanks

A:video card driver dilemma

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Hello all:

I have a rather annoying problem that I have been trying to deal with for a while, but with no success. My problem is that I cannot access the stereo mix on the audio driver that I currently have. I know how to enable it by going in and Show Disabled Devices, so that's not my problem.

The audio driver that was the factory default on the computer had amazing sound from the adjustments I made through the Enhancements menu in the Sound menu in Control Panel, but I could not access Stereo Mix because it wasn't there at all. However, when I updated the sound card driver (which is currently upgraded to Realtek 2.66) the Stereo Mix appeared, but the sound quality is nowhere near the quality that I had before. I have messed around with the graphic equalizer to some extent with no luck. Is there anything that I can do so that I don't have to lose the sound quality, but to also record the audio from Stereo Mix?

Sorry for the length, and thanks in advance!

A:Audio driver dilemma (Stereo mix problem)

Hi frozenfever, Welcome to Seven Forums.
Have you looked here:-

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Hi ;

I am not a techy and I need some help to slipstream a sata controller driver to a custom windows installtion cd but I cannot determine what file or folder in the driver archive I downloaded from my mobo manufacturer. My mobo is an old ECS KT600a with an Athlon XP 2000 and I have downloaded the SATA driver from the ECS website which is via_43g.zip.

I have a 320gb WD hdd SATAII which I will lock to SATA1 speed via a jumper also according to WD guidelines.

I use nLite for slipstreaming and when I am to select the driver I am confused as to what will I select. My OS is WinXP SP3. What will I select so I will have the right driver to install? The zip archive shows: (Please see images attached)

via_43g > drvdisk > VISTA
> X64
> X86

x86 > NT4 >
> NT5 >

What will I select from the x86 folder? (it is x86 folder isn't it for 32bit system Wiindows XP SP3..correct?)

Is it NT4 or NT5?

I understand that in nLite you can select a folder or a specific file. Which of the two is the most correct to use?

If I can select a folder can NT4 or NT5(whichever is correct) be sufficient?


do I need to select a specific .inf OR .sys file?

My plan is to clone the existing old hdd-ide to the new sata drive. For that I will be using Acronis True Image Home 11 (in clone disk>automatic mode).

I just need to format the new drive with the CORRECT SATA driver (before performing the ATI cloning) and I a... Read more

A:Slipstream correct sata driver in a custom installation cd dilemma

You want the drivers in the x86 folder (x86 denotes the CPU series) and then the files in the NT5 (XP) folder. XP is sometimes known as NT5, since it followed NT4/Win 2K and has many of the same/similar principles. Whatever files are the NT5 folder should be slipstreamed.


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I have a customer of mine who is an aged farmer who lives out in the sticks.
The problem I'm having is that he lives in an area that has no broadband and no mobile internet access.
He recently purchased a new PC from me as he has to log his livestocks passports for travel purposes to and from the market. This has now moved to an on-line process hence the reason for him purchasing a PC.
So he has no choice but to use dial-up (which also disables his use of the only phone line he has)
The thing is windows updates are causing his internet connection to time out as the files are so large and this also causes his mail to seize up.
He uses MSE for security, and MS office for a simple excel spread sheet that needs to be updated and emailed. And he has to log on once a day to the internet to check a few things on his livestock sales etc.
Is there any way to disable windows updates for office and windows but allow MSE to update automatically or does he have to update MSE manually each day ? (remember the poor bugger struggles to turn the PC on and for the first month I was there daily to fill in the 10 or so lines into the spread sheet and mail them, but he seems to have got the hang of it now)
I don't mind bringing his PC to my office to do monthly windows/office updates, but I would prefer for his anti-virus to be daily updated automatically as 3 other Farmers in the same area have been infected recently via email so I just wanted to keep the costs down of me going out to ... Read more

A:Bit of a dilemma with MSE

G'day Nick,

I wonder if this might work?

Turn OFF ALL updates, but setup MSE as shown in the image below - setup a schedule scan each morning, and also check the option to run an update of the spyware definitions.

My understanding is that MSE will still update its defintions, as it runs separately from Windows Update.


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Guys,just days ago I purchased all the components needed to make a gaming rig.Well,most of the components[except my PSU] have been delivered.As I was talking to the guy who is going to assemble my CPU,he gave me a suggestion to use my old HDD with the new one,as it would give me and my family more space to put in new stuff in the new HDD.Well,I liked the idea and told him we would go through with it,but then,many questions popped in my mind as soon as I had finished my conversation with him.Well,first let me give you the specs:-
1)OLD HDD:-Western Digital Caviar Green-WD10EZRX-00D8PB0[ASIN number,I guess] and here is the link http://www.amazon.in/WD-Caviar-Desktop-Internal-WD10EZRX/dp/B00769WETS. Reason,I provided you guys the ASIN number is because when I saw the price of this HDD now,it is 12K bucks....I don't believe I paid that much amount in 2011-12,so check the ASIN number that i got in my devices list in the control panel.
NEW HDD:-Toshiba 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD.Link:-http://www.amazon.in/Toshiba-Internal-Hard-Drive-DT01ACA100/dp/B00A0KXK7U?_encoding=UTF8&keywords=1tb%20hdd%20toshiba&linkCode=sl1&linkId=b476891eb75940ea155299da093c4c89&qid=1481107684&ref_=as_li_ss_tl&ref_=sr_1_3&sr=8-3&tag=curse0d-21.
Now,here are my queries:-
1)I am intending to install win 10 pro 64 bit version[in my new HDD],will it somehow clash with the win7 OS in my harddisk.
2)I just do not have applications installed in the C drive,but also in other drives.Eve... Read more

A:Dilemma of using old HDD in new rig..

3)As the drive is like 3-4 years old[already reached its expectancy],would it be wise to have all the data stored in it?Click to expand...

Any data you want to keep, you make backups. If this is the ONLY copy of said data, you should expect to lose it at some point. ALL drives fail; it is only a question of when the drive failes.
4)As the old HDD is of Western Digital caviar series and the new one is of Toshiba,will they clash with each other?Click to expand...

Here is what I would do;
1 First and foremost, make at least two copies of whatever data you want to keep. Do this on separate media; ie two external drives, two flash drives, NAS, whatever.
2 Build the system and install just your new drive. Do the windows install, updates, drivers, etc, etc.
3 Once completely finished with the windows install, shutdown and install the old drive. Windows will assign the next available drive letter to your old drive ie E, F, whatever.
4 As for access to your old disk, you can edit permissions to make it unavailable to some users.

Your link to your drive on amazon does not work.

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I am trying to connect mine and my buddies computers together using a crossover wire. However, my network connection says it is connected but does not send or recieve any packets. My buddies seems well enough. I have tried many things, including repairing connection, but when i attempt to it say: "Windows could not finish repairing this problem because the following action cannot be completed: TCP/IP is not enabled for this connection." I have spent maining hours in agonising frustration and would appreciate any input on my situation!

A:tcp/ip dilemma

How did you setup the two machines IP addresses? If you let Windows do it, try this.

Setup the machine as follows:

IP Address:
Subnet Mask:

IP Address:
Subnet Mask:

Leave the other settings blank. See if that allows you to connect.

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So a couple of years ago I bought this all in one pc.
Now it is just sitting in my desk accumulating dust.

I was about to sell it but I suddenly had a thought.

"Is it possible to upgrade this pc?"


Thank You Guys Very Much In Advance!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3330S CPU @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6075 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7450A Graphics, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 1843 GB (1158 GB Free); D: 17 GB (2 GB Free);
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled

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Q: Dilemma

Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/393442/windows-xp-freezes-at-mupsys-in-safe-modeno-administrator-passowrd/ - Hamluis.
Hello Everybody
An old XP PC we were using as a Minecraft server was having a printer driver installed when Windows unexpectedly rebooted. Since then it has been stuck in a boot loop. We get as far as the Windows startup screen then it reboots. In safe mode it hangs at the Mup.sys stage.
We have a Windows XP disc which we always used to use to get back to factory settings and I'm pretty sure we used it on this one when we acquired it but it tries ( I think!) to boot from CD but ends up booting from HD. It would not boot into Puppy Linux from CD so I did a Puppy boot from memory stick.
This worked up to editting the registry as described above but Windows is still stuck in the reboot loop.
I should say that I did ntfxfix on Windows partition 1 in Puppy as advised here: http://www.winhelp.us/recover-files-using-puppy-linux-page-2.html. On first reboot it did do chkdsk before the rebooting loop started again.
What else could I try?


I am quite happy to do a clean Windows install if there is something in Windows I can edit with Puppy to force this. Nothing on PC I need but so far I cannot get Windows CD to run (or Puppy on Cd, that hung up as well hence memory stick used)

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Ok. Please continue.

A:My Dilemma

Hello, and to the Malware Removal forum! My online alias is Blade Zephon, or Blade for short, and I will be assisting you with your malware issues!If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Before we begin cleaning your machine, I'd like to lay out some guidelines for us to follow while we are working together.I will be assisting you with your malware issues. This may or may not resolve other problems you are having with your computer. If you are still having problems after your machine has been determined clean, I will be glad to direct you to the proper forum for assistance.Even if things appear better, that does not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions until I give you the all clean. Absence of symptoms does not mean that all the malware has been removed. If a piece of the infection is left, it can regenerate and reinfect your machine. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding ... Read more

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This is my dilemma:

A computer at work is running IE7, XP Pro, SP3. Recently Last week, IE began loading with no toolbar (file, edit, view, history, bookmarks, tools or help), therefore 'right-clicking' on the toolbar and selecting 'tools' is not an option.

Also, I cannot 'right-click' to access any functions associated with that, nor can I use any DOS commands such as Ctrl+C or Ctrl+V to copy or paste. And all drop down boxes are gone. Clicking on hyper links will not load any page in another window.

I have tried writing registry values as found in various forums, deleting other values, changing the binary code to 1 in D-Word entries to make sure that the toolbar menu is active...tried Alt, Alt+Spacebar, Alt+T, or any other combination of keys, and none of them work. PLEASE do not suggest F11 either, as we all know this just hides the address bar and then restores it.

I have tried booting into safe mode, and ran scans as well, and no infections were found.

Sadly, the workstation is equipped with an enterprise version of Nortons, which found nothing either. I have also ran both Malwarebytes and Spyware Doctor to no avail.

I tried utilizing Kelly's Korner toolbar fix exe. and this did not work.

Right-clicking ANYWHERE on the top bar, only gives me the pop-up box which has 'restore', 'maximize', 'minimize', or 'close' as options to choose from.

The 'tools' button is NOT hidden, nor is it at the bottom of the screen in the lower right corner. I cannot drag any of the t... Read more

A:IE7 Dilemma

Hello,For Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer, this behavior is caused by one or more corrupted values in the Windows Registry. I would not recommend messing with the Registry unless there is no other way to fix it.To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in this wizard.Fix This Problem.Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.~Zane

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Hi, everybody. Please excuse my lack of knowledge on the subject I am asking about. As far as I know, you are not able to set up WPA encryption on your laptop in a wifi hotspot(unless of course the owner tells you the router's MAC address and passphrase). However, I was wondering what exactly the WPA does. I read that it supposedly encrypts all the so-called "data" that you send out(specifically for web browsing, downloading, etc.), and makes anyone trying to connect to your computer(and therefore your network) need to input the correct passphrase. If this is the case, isn't there some sort of software that could also encrypt your outbound data in the same way on a hotspot, but without actually setting up an encrypted network between your computer and a router(or access point)? I am guessing that if there is, then it would probably only encrypt outbound "data", and not protect you from people trying to access your computer. I have read about VPNs, TOR, etc., but as far as I can understand, these only try to mask your IP/identity. They also say that they "tunnel data," but doesn't all web traffic have to make "hops" anyway? So how would they "tunnel data," unless that company had a physical line running straight from your computer to their server? I welcome any number of responses on this subject, and I would appreciate any help anyone can offer. Thank you very much!

A:WPA Dilemma

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Recently, my PC got infected with some sort of malware and now I can't run any programs on it. This is not helped by the fact that there is a hidden administrator account with a password I can't crack (2nd hand computer).

So now I am trying to reinstall windows xp sp3 on it. However, the installation CD that comes with it won't boot. I've changed boot order in BIOS and I press F8 to boot but then a black screen comes up with <C:\>.
I've tried locating the setup.exe on the CD but it says 'invalid command'.

So is there a way for me to create a bootable windows XP CD for that computer w/o needing to run any programs on it? I can run cmd though.

A:Bit of a dilemma here...

Well, thanks for your help all. I've decided to format using Linux instead. Who wants bloody windows on their computer anyway

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ok i dunno if this is the right place to post it (cuz i havent been here in a long long while)

well i acquired a ati radeon HD 4850 alightly used for a few months pretty much brand new. i poped it in and it came up a long beep then 3 short beeps, i checked the internet it a video card issue so i did the reseat,i did the driver install, i did the bios/cmos clear,i did the pci-e rail swap and reseat.

ive been hammering the internet off and on cant find anything of help. as my specs read ive got a M2N SLI DELUXE mobo, 4 gb of quad channel ram (2 pairs paired up) amd x2 6000+, and win 7 ultimate 64 bit

i canot try to put the vid card in another pc yet cuz the other pc im afraid of might be under powered and that pc isnt listed in the specs

any info or ideas is welcome i thought id ask here since no one seems to be having this issue

A:In a dilemma

can you give us the specs on your PSU

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I purchase a laptop from Dell. I asked specifically for windows 7. I got the laptop and it had windows 8 installed already. i view the windows 8 thru ten to be nothing more than a glorified case of Vista. I need to remove the windows 8 from my laptop. people have told me I have to go to Dell and get windows 7 drivers. I have a original equipment disc for windows 7 I contacted Dell and they are not ready to send me windows drivers. can you offer me some assistance I don't like or understand windows8
my email is email removed
best regards Carl Stewart

A:my dilemma

Carl I have removed your email you will just get spammed by bots otherwise.

You can get drivers from the dell website you just put in your service tag number and it will show you the drivers available.

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it's best to describe this in steps:
1. I at first installed VISTA
2. I didn:t like it so I re-partitioned my HD
3. I then formatted my HD
4. Tried to install win 98.
5. I got to the part of installation when the computer restarts
6. then got the following error messages:
remove 1 or more memory-resident programs or remove unnecessary utilities from Autoexec.bat or config.sys file
7. I don't have an autoexec.bat file and only a one-liner in my config.sys file.
I'm in a dilemma!~

A:in a dilemma!

It actually has too much memory and cannot cope.
Try this suggestion!

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Hi guys just wondering if there's someone out there who can actually clear up this problem once and for all !

I bought a Coolermaster 460W extreme power plus PSU from ebuyer. They have sent me the PSU and a EU type cable to plug into my UK wall !

On the PSU it has no switches to select voltage, but it does have a sticker on saying "AC INPUT 230V ONLY"

Am I right, therefore, in presuming that if I took a UK cable and used that with the PSU it would not blow up my house and/or my newly built rig ?!

Help appreciated !

A:EU / UK PSU dilemma

I assume and remember knowing that UK wall sockets give 230 V AC power? Therefore yes, it will work with a UK cable and will not break anything. Or then get an adapter instead of a new cable.

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I currently have a 1gb usb key for my university work but all has gone wrong

Yesterday i saved 3 major essays to it, and as i went to back them up at home the usb key doesnt work any more

Plugged it in and it would not even light up, after hours of trying it finally gave in and was found by my pc

But now it is saying there is only 8mb on the actual key? None of my previous files are there and its asking me to format

What do i do? And will i be able to rescue my files without spending a fortune on a data recovery service if they can do anything at all.

I need the pieces quickly and so am desperately seeking help


A:Help with the usb dilemma

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I will tell you now, I'm tv/vcr/dvd handicapped. I can fix and build any computer but when it comes to connecting the above hardware to my capture card, I'm totally lost.

My setup: I have a Hauppauge WinTV-PVR 150 capture card. I also have a combo vcr/dvd standalone player (to capture vhs to computer), I also am on Satellite, with a modern tv, one that has the connections I need to do this, but though I've searched and searched, I can find no photos, instructions or anything else related to how to hook this all up so it will still function as a tv/vcr/dvd player, and use it capture my vhs home movies. One person said I needed a splitter. So, I bought a four way splitter, and the back of the package says to not connect the splitter from the satellite box, but after the coaxial is connected to that. Please help this lost person. I've had this setup for two weeks and still don't have the components I have connected to my capture card.

A:I've got a dilemma

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I am searching for the good configured notebook. I found these notbooks in my budget.
Dell Inspiron 6400
Dell Inspiron 9400
HP Pavilion
Sony VAIO Notebook

Help me out from the dilemma by your suggestions.

A:Help me out from the dilemma

A tip on buying a laptop,Buy what you want now and what you might want for hardware later.Becayuse a laptop is not easily upgraded and has strict guidlines as to what you can and can't do. So if your looking to buy a laptop for gaming or video editing or just making letters and such for trips.make sure you buy a laptop that can do that now and suit your needs for the next couple years.

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Hi guys i'm look at ram Kingston DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Cas Latency 2 or OCZ DDR2-800 (PC2-6400 ) Platinum Revision which is cas 4 i think ? is cas 2 better for gaming?

A:Ram dilemma

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i had a problem with my win 7
i had used win xp for a long time and win 7 came out. i bought it and install it in partition win xp(c drive) and it worked.
after a while when i restart and the system is corrupted
i can run win 7 in the boost so i decide to run win 7 again and i install win 7 in another partition but now i can not format win xp in another partition(d dirve) and it take most of volume.
how can i format win xp in D drive
please help me out


A:W7 and XP dilemma

Please post back a screenshot of your Disk Management drive map with listings: Type Disk Management in Start button Search box, maximize window, use Snipping Tool in Start Menu to capture the map and listings, attach file using paper clip in reply box.

Please tell us which partition has the working Win7, and where you would like to put XP.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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hey, i have found these two ram sets, ?3 apart, and the only difference i see is the ram timings, and i cannot for the likes of me choose which one?
which one should i go for?

A:RAM Dilemma

The first one with better timings - for only 3 squid extra, it's an easy choice

Basically they are exactly the same RAM modules, except the CL7's are 'better binned' (higher individual quality) than their CL9 counterparts. Modules that can't tolerate tighter timings / voltages are sold as the 'slower' sets.

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This is an Australian Silicon Chip project that I have successfully built, but I'm intrigued as to why this device -- connected to my local area network -- cannot be PINGed successfully nor is it visible in 'My Network Places' (WinXP Home Edition with SP3) yet the website partly developed on the 4 GB SD card plugged into its socket on the WIB's printed circuit can be fully accessed via any of the three browsers I have tried (IE8, FireFox and Chrome). What I would like to do is be able to amend/add files/folders on/to that SD card and I thought that if I could see it in My Network Places I would be able to do that, as an administrator.

Maybe I'm expecting too much with this and I realise, of course, that this is not a typical computer problem. .

The WIB's IP address, by the way, is 192,168.0.34 and is included in the Gateway.

Thank you for any suggestions.

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I have recently installed a Linux Samba file server on my home network. All is well with it. The issue I'm having is my one Win 10 machine is seeing itself, the other Win 10 machine, the router and the Linux. This machine (the other Win 10) only sees itself and the other Win 10 machine. All "obvious" settings seem to be correct.

Any ideas?

Thx so much in advance.

A:Minor Dilemma

I discovered that SMB file sharing was off in windows features yet that has not resolved the issue. To my surprise, no change.

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Before going in to the actual topic at hand remove from your mind the likes of DX11 (I don't have any DX11-compatible games yet anyway). I'll be putting together a new rig sometime later this year (probably around Christmas time) and by then Southern Islands will be on the market, so I want to upgrade my aging 4870 for, get this, two 4870 X2's for the price of one 6950 (1GB). It sounds a bit backwards I'm aware as I can't think of a way to explain it...at least not the way it's making sense to me. In any case anyone know of any places other than online auctions where I could find X2's (preferably two, but one will suffice) for around or cheaper than I've found them?

Oh, the price of the auction I'm mulling over is $225. The single X2's are around $150-180. For the single cards it makes more sense as I can't think of a single card that's faster for the price.

A:Moral Dilemma...Or Is It?

I'm not really impressed with the 6XXX series, but they do scale better than the 4XXX series..... That said if you get the 4870X2's they may or not work well with your games... resale value will be low and worse when the 7XXX's come out. Depending on your game(ie GTA4) you will not see much improvement due to CPU/hard drive bottleneck..... maybe instead a single 4870/4890/4870X2 with your existing 4870? At least till something new catches your eye

Have you considered the 5XXX series? Prices should fall soon....

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Ive recently replaced my router and modem due to internet problems (Getting disconnected every 15 minutes, losing connection for 2-3 hours - even power cycling and resetting didnt help)
I have a wireless router, ive been using it for almost 2 weeks now, and the new modem for 2 days, and there is a big improvement.
Now though, i have wireless internet but cable internet doesnt work! i have 17 computers connected, and when i connect the cable from the router to my laptop - it works, but when i connect it to the hub to be distributed, there is still no internet!
Can the hub be the problem? Im not sure if it is the hub, because we can still play LAN, and computers can still see each other, its the internet that is the problem...
(Every IP and DNS is manually configured)

A:Network Dilemma

I don't know your level of sophistication so bare with me if i say something outside your knowledge base (higher or lower).
First off, make sure you bought a router and not an access point - I suspect you did if the computers can network through the LAN
Second, make sure the modem is being plugged into the WAN port on the router and not a LAN port.
Third, try connecting and resetting both the router and the device
Forth, log into the router settings via the router IP (typically or or, and configure the WAN settings to reflect your specific service provider.

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I have an "exploded" view on my desktop -- everything is magnified and I only have 16 colors instead of the high resolution I'm accustomed to. I have tried everything from adjusting the settings and the screen area (currently 640 by 480 pixels) to installing a new driver for my Sampo Alphascan 800 monitor.

Any ideas? This happened very suddenly. Could it be a virus? My system hasn't detected anything. I'm going crazy trying to figure this out ...


A:PLEASE HELP * Display Dilemma

I forgot to mention my PC runs on Windows 98.

Please help if you can ...


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Sorry if this gets long, but I'm having a "What programs will this best work in?" dilemma.

Basically what I'm trying to accomplish is this: Client needs a Powerpoint presentation that will be sent to international offices. They also have a self-evaluation form to go along with said presentation. I need to find a way to connect the two so it acts somewhat like the following:

PPT: Slide 1 - Intro
PPT: Slide 2 - Information about widget. Click this link to take survey about widget. [Link then opens form.]
FORM: Section 1: Widget questionnaire. Click this link to return to presentation. [Link goes back to PPT]
REPEAT until PPT and FORM are complete.
SAVE form and email back to client

The problem I'm running into is neither Powerpoint nor Word allow linking to each other's bookmarks. Powerpoint can't make interactive data forms and Word, well, it's Word and not really great for anything but word processing.

I looked into making it all a linked and bookmarked PDF file (with no PPT animations - just images of the slides) however, we would need them to be 2 pdfs (one is the slides, the second is the form - this way only the forms get emailed back to the client) but there is no way I've found to link between bookmarks of 2 different PDF files. I'm pretty damn savvy with Acrobat, but maybe I've missed a way to do this?

So, ultimately my question is this: What is the best way/program/programs to accomplish what I need to do? I&... Read more

A:What's the best way to solve this dilemma...?

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I have two optical drives that worked fine under XP. One is a DVD-RW and the other is a CD-RW. Both show up on the control panel, both show up as drives, but no matter what disc I put in, the drives rev up and then I get a window popping up that says "Please put a disc in the drive"

I also have a SATA HDD that registers in the device manager, but does not show up as a drive on the HDD page under computer

A:Hardware dilemma

Try adding the devices in Control Panel > Devices and Printers. Also, you could use device manager to try to update drivers for the devices. But, also, you may need to do some firmware updates.

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Being accursed with a best buy gift card of ~$75, I chose to peruse their selection of CD/DVD RW, since my desktop lacks one. Unfortunately, their variety is meager; a HP 1260i and a LG GH24 are the only internals among the plethora of externals. Both have similar price, ratings, and + & - CD/DVD compatibility, which most are superfluous to my needs. The LG, however, has lightscribe, which is superfluous as well. I haven't had enough experience with either company's hardware to winnow the choice to a singularity, so hopefully you guys might know. On the other hand, should I look elsewhere if both prove to be inferior? Thanks for your consideration.

A:Internal CD/DVD RW dilemma

Good, but loaded question. I'll try to address some points.

I've never seen or heard of any DVD burner having any problems reading/writing cds. So if that was of any concern I'd dismiss that.

Not sure if HP builds their own or if they rebrand others (likely rebrand, but I don't know), but LG drives IMO are pretty decent (I actually had one die, but I've known several other people that swear by them). HP pretty much started or was a frontrunner on Lightscribe though, and I think if you plan on doing any of that having an HP drive might be better. I recently saw a video review of an older Lightscribe drive (one I have) and apparently, at least for CDs, the media you lightscribe onto makes a big difference in the quality.

$75, if either of those drives (I didn't check BB) are close to using up your gift card, maybe you should spend the money on bluray disks or something. You can buy a cheap burner from Newegg for less than $30 that will work great. Maybe spend the gift card on the lightscribe capable disks which are expensive everywhere.

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Whenever I run an office program in my Administrator account, I recieve the error that that program is not installed for the current user, even though it is, because I installed it in that account. Plus, it loads nearly completely, then gives me the error. So I know it is installed, and it jst won't work.

However, in my brother's Limited XP account, it works just fine. Office will run normally, and that is that. He has never experiences the problem.

When I checked MS's website, they said to uninstall, and delete some files/folders/registry keys. I did, re-installed, and the same problem. I even went as far as to make my brother an Administrator and install it in his account. No luck. Yet, his account is still un-affected.

If anyone can help, I would greatly appreciate it. (I need these programs for school! )

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I've been looking on cases for a long time now, and can't decide if I should go Antec 902 or Sunbeam transformer. I know Antec is the ultimate cooling case and really awesome. But I find Sunbeam transformers to be the most awesome looking case I ever seen, have you seen the light in it? It is just awesome when u add some extra LED lights. What would you picked? And also, if Sunbeam transformers could do, I most likely need a fan controll, would it be as good as the Antec then?

Sunbeam transformer (Made in 2004, "old" but reviews have said it goes give very good cooling, but high noise. Get a fan controller to lower the fans to 50% and you can barley hear it.)

Anted 902 (Perfect cooling, nothing to say on this very good case. Tho, Sunbeam looks better. After fan controller, would sunbeam be as good as cooling and still have a better look?)

A:Case dilemma

Help! ^^

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With the upcoming release of Windows 10 and the fact that Microsoft are allowing free upgrades from 7 through 8.1, I'll be in a dilemma as to whether or not to upgrade as Vista still has a couple of years of extended support left.
I realize I multi-boot so already have 2 chances at it so could theoretically have all 3 boots as 10's - which I would continue to utilize as I am now, for testing different versions of security software.
I'm not a huge fan of 8/8.1 I'm afraid, despite heavy modifications to make it behave and look (mostly) like 7.
What would you do?

A:Dilemma - Upgrade To 7 Or Not?

Free update for windows 7 users? I'll keep that in mind although I haven't yet tried 10. I'm afraid that I won't be of much help since I don't run windows as my base OS. I do have Vista & 7 virtual machines but I prefer/use Vista more. As for a triple boot with 7 I'd say go for it. I once had 6 versions of windows installed on 2 hard drives so it can be done. Like you I can't stand 8. I'd have to buy it and not even a free upgrade to 10 would encourage me to get it.

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I am helping a friend with her Netbook problem. The Netbook in question runs

Windows XP home edition (I don't know the SP)

It is a HP Mini 1033CL PC. It has no DVD or CD drive, and only has a USB drive. It has another slot but I don't know what cable thats for (not network or ethernet port)

This Netbook Logs off the SECOND you try to log on, and because it has no optical drive I cannot simply wipe it. I am at a loss for what my next step is, as
I cannot think of how to get past the Login, and there is no way to wipe it that I can think of using a USB.

I have tried booting in safe mode, safe mode w/cmd and safe mode w/networking.

I have tried checking the Hard Drive and Memory, and there are no alternate boot options, only the HDD option, which is no use to me because I cannot log in.

If anyone knows of any failsafe buttons to push while booting up to wipe the drive or anything of the sort, please let me know. I thought safe mode would for sure do the trick but I was wrong.

Any help is appreciated, this is ridiculously frustrating.

Thank you

Jacob Rauchwarter

A:Netbook Dilemma

I realize an external optical drive would help, but I have no access to one at the moment. If needed I can buy one, it would be useful.

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My department is searching for either a piece of software or hardware that will perform the following actions:
1. Allow a user to print remotely to a printer setup locally on a Windows XP computer.
2. The user must then go to that terminal, and select the job from the available print jobs.

If you need any more information on this, please let me know. I've only recently begun searching, so I'm not even sure what to call this.


A:Printing Dilemma

Welcome to the board.

Are the computers in question on a Local Area Network? or are they all stand alone machines?

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OK, this one has been stumping me for months.....

I have two worksheets in a workbook. One is my worksheet which summarizes all info for all participants (the master list), the other has a few of the participants and a new field (eg column).

What I'd like to do is be able to add the field to my "master list" of all participants.

Seems easy right?

Well my master list contains over 6 thousand participants and I may want to add one or even a few new fields (or columns) for only 1 or 2 thousand of the 6 thousand.

I hope I am explaining what I am trying to do where someone can understand it.

What I've been doing is taking the unique identifier of the participants, arranging them in a column, tagging the duplicates then manually aligning the duplicate entries so that the new column was added to my "master file."
...literally takes DAYS depending on how many I have
To help me make my point, I've made a dummy workbook (saved as tab delimited text) with the two lists side by side. In the example, I want to add the column "yellow" to my master list (the longer one) for the correct participant. The unique identifier is "MR#"

Any thoughts???
Thanks in advance, I realize this isn't a very simple question.

A:Excel dilemma

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Messages are telling me: last Chance to upgrade free to windows 10.  I'm clueless except that I have often been burned by updates.  And I've read that the changes in file and download info display are alarming to me.  So I need to know"
Will I lose multitudes of settings that keep me functioning now?
Can I actually restore Windows 7 intact and with my old settings, if I don't like 10?
Can I have Windows 7 still installed as an option I can turn on and off?
Is this the last day for "free", really?  Is it futile to avoid Windows 10?

A:Upgrade dilemma

"...Can I actually restore Windows 7 intact and with my old settings, if I don't like 10?..."
Before you do you update from Windows 7 to Windows 10, the only sure way to almost guarantee that a rollback from 10 to 7 succeeds:  Upon two trustworthy external media devices you have available, you make two full images each [**] of the following partitions: [Windows 7] System Reserved, OS [Windows 7 is normally on "C drive"], Data partition, and if there is one: factory restore.  I highly recommend using Macrium Reflect or something of that quality; do not use Windows Backup/Restore.  {**] And, I recommend not making "multable partition images on a single pass."

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Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 successfully blocked a malicious URL.
My concern is that within seconds IE9 crashed. Within 2 minutes I attempted a scan with Kaspersky and the scan was almost frozen. Scan was very, very slow. I aborted the scan.

A subsequent scan about 10 minutes later with Kasperksy and Malwarebytes was negative.

Any further steps to take to insure my system was not infected ? Seems to be normal since incident. I just felt the IE9 crash and slow scan were significant. Thanks !

A:Malicious URL Dilemma

Re-boot and re-run Malwarebytes in safe mode.

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Im not entirely sure of the exact problem i have, so will explain as fully as possible......

I have XP (service pack 2) running on a Dell GX280.

I use this machine for music production and recently bought a Korg nanoKontrol (MIDI Controller) to use with Propellerheads Reason 4.

This device comes with no software, and is plug and play. But when i plug it in i hear the usb device audio alert, but reason doesnt seem to install the device.

When i go device manager, in the sounds and audio devices it displays as "usb audio device" when i right click and go properties it shows the correct device and displays as "functioning correctly"

But when i try to find it within Reason 4 it will not display in the available MIDI devices list. I changed this Korg Device for a Akai one, only to experience the same problem!

I have tried both devices on my laptop running vista and they both install correctly and both work within Reason 4. Just not on my XP machine.

I already have a MIDI keyboard installed and working properly on my XP machine, but cant figure out why it cant find my new MIDI device.

Im thinking it could be a midi port within XP or a registry key preventing the device installing/working correctly?!? I have also tried uninstalling the driver, only for the same thing to occur when i plug it back in. Also tried all usb ports on the back of the PC, as well as reinstalling my music software.

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A:USB device dilemma......

Welcome to TSF. Long shot here but is everything that is required enabled in the BIOS? Did you update the drivers for your device?

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My system is Windows XP with SP2.

When I right click on my desktop, then click "NEW", I can create a new
folder, Wordpad, Rich Text or Text documents and I can open several
programs. A photo editing program I use nearly every day is not on
the list, yet a similar program I seldom use is on the list.

On my old 98 system, all the Works 4.5 documents were on the list;
database, spreadsheet, etc. I want those on the XP list, but Customer
Service says it is not possible to add or delete anything from that
list. I have asked several different Cust. Serv. people and they all
say the same thing, but they can't tell me how those programs got
onto the list. Those two photo editing programs are ones I have added, so
they are not part of the Windows XP system that came pre-installed.
The logic (or non-logic) of it escapes me.

So the question is, can that menu (or whatever it is called) be edited?
BTW, what is it called?


A:Right Click Dilemma

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I currently have a 32-bit Windows 7 Home premium with my new TOSHIBA QOSMIO. Can I upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate without losing registration information (windows activation)?

As a side question, this laptop was bought in Thailand. It has a shining mark on its back saying (TOSHIBA SINGAPORE PTE LTD Authorized Sales). What does that indicate?

A:Upgrading dilemma

You will have to buy a new key and activate, again. The cost about 150 USD.

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I had two hard drives, both running Win 2000. C was 6.4 GB and D was 120 GB. I ran the XP CD on the C drive to load XP onto the D drive, and subsequently loaded Win XP onto the C drive as well. I configured the boot.ini file on C to boot the system to the D drive, but I would like to boot to the D drive INDEPENDENTLY of the C drive. If I was able to do that would it mess up all the references to drives in my programs.


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I was helping the techs set up new cash register equipment where I work (I'm the manager) and ran into a problem. The new equipment is set up and hooked into a Cisco router (has to be). I run some back office software for keeping inventory and the like and need to be able to communicate with the Cisco router. I couldn't just plug the ethernet cable into my existing router and make it work because the Cisco setup doesn't allow for the third octet to be 9, 11, 30, or 31 and the router has an 11 for the third IP octet.

So I went and bought another NIC and installed it (PCI). The onboard ethernet is hooked up to the internet. The one I bought is hooked up to the Cisco router and doesn't require internet. When the New NIC is hooked into the Cisco router's WAN there is "little to no connectivity" and I can't communicate with that system. When it is hooked up to one of the LAN ports I can communicate with that system but can't use the internet in my back office. Obviously I need both to work properly.

Back office system runs XP SP3. New system is XP embedded.

Any suggestions appreciated.

A:Solved: 2 NIC dilemma

Do you have mgmt rights for the cisco router? IF so change the mask and allow yourself to have the 3rd octet be whatever you want.

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