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Q: .rar extracting dilemma

I downloaded a video. (non pirated) and it came in multiple *.rar files.
I extracted the first .rar which was a *.bin file. Once extracted it made two files, a "AVG.update" file and a *.cue file. I have no idea how to play the video, and I think that I have to burn it to a cd to play it. Am i right with this assumption? Thanks

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Preferred Solution: .rar extracting dilemma

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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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

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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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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:

PC1:
IP Address: 192.168.0.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

PC2:
IP Address: 192.168.0.3
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

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

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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?
Dom

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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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.
 

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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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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?
 

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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

Thanks
 

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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.

Regards,
Golden

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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?
thanks
Les

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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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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

regard

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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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 !
 

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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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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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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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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?"

Anyone?

Thank You Guys Very Much In Advance!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
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);
Motherboard:
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled
 

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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
 

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can you give us the specs on your PSU
 

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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...

No.
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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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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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!
 

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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!
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;NL;q184447
 

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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 ...

Jennifer
 

A:PLEASE HELP * Display Dilemma

I forgot to mention my PC runs on Windows 98.

Please help if you can ...

Jennifer
 

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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.

Thanks
 

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 heres my dilemma...

I was tinkering around with Vista last night ( was drunk and bored ) And then I went to bed and don't know what the heck I did to my laptop.

Right now ALL of my dang programs are set to open in wordpad by default...I have no clue on how to fix this

Seriously this is a major issue for me

My iTunes opens up in wordpad and all i see is jibberish, same thing goes for when I want to do a system restore, play ANY of my games, open any freaking program...All i get is my programs being displayed in computer jargon in wordpad

Please I hope someone can help me out soon because I really wanted to play Counter Strike Source soon =)

A:Wordpad Dilemma

Hi -

It sounds like you found an escape from the boredom!

Run a Vista system restore - choose a restore point prior to the mishap yesterday -
START | rstrui - select restore point

If you can't run the rstrui.exe file, boot into SAFEMODE and select "Safemode with Command Prompt" and execute rstrui.exe there.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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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.

James
 

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I have a Lian-Li case that I've had for a number of years. It's given great service, but as far as looks it's just kinda... boring. I keep thinking about buying a new case, the CoolerMaster Cavalier catches my eye...

Here's the rub. I have a very cool side panel I purchased from CrazyPC, it's their FireDragon lazer, on a silver aluminum panel.

My question is: Does anyone know what other brands I might be able to use my Lian-Li panel on? Ones that are built as well as this PC-6something, and also has a removeable motherboard tray? D'ya think it would look pretty silly if I got a black case, and put this silver panel on it? Yea, probably.

...kinda sounds like I'm going to end up with another Lian-Li (or just keep this one), huh?
 

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Hi Guys,

Firstly I would like to apologise if this is a duplicate thread, but from what I have seen I have a kinda unique problem.

My company bought a couple of HP Pavillion dv6 1135ei notebooks preinstalled with Vista Home Premium. (Hewlett-Packard HP Pavillion dv6 Notebook PC, AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core QL-65 2.10 Ghz, 3.00 GB RAM 32 bit OS Service Pack 1) The problem is that there are some programs i need to run that will not work on Vista. (I have checked)

My first idea was to format the machine and install XP Professional. I created the Vista back-up discs, and proceeded to try install XP. Everytime the XP setup got about half way through, I would get a blue screen of death .

Tired and frustrated, I grabbed a copy of Linux Mint and formatted the PC with that but.... when I again inserted the XP Pro CD, our blue screen would reappear! So, back to square one again, and I ended up re-installing Vista Home Premium on the Notebook.

After much googling, I discovered that it might indeed be possible to dual boot, but unfortunately they only show how its done on Intel & nVidia chipsets, leaving this poor AMD in the dark. So in the end i have 145 Gb Vista Partition, a 10.6 Gb Recovery Partition and a 141 Gb Blank partition.
(When trying to install Xp on the empty partion, setup fails everytime, i do not even get to choose which parition xp should install to)

I know I have the option of running XP in a virtual box (not ideal) but I was wondering if anyon... Read more

A:Vista / XP Dilemma

Update. Im still stuck... Anything guys

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Ok, my motherboard supports this

Asus.com said:

3 x DDR DIMM Sockets
Max. 3 GB unbuffered PC2100 / PC1600 non-ECC SDRAM Memory (PC3200 Max. to 2 banks only / PC2700 Max to 4 banks only)Click to expand...

( From: http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=13&l3=62&model=227&modelmenu=2 )

My question is what's better? 1.5gb running at PC2700 or 1gb running at PC3200?

( I only have 512mb sticks and I don't feel like spending the money to buy 2 1gb sticks )
 

A:Memory Dilemma

I'd think the 1.5GB would be better but the difference will likely be minimal either way. If you want to know for sure do some benchmarks with programs like PCMark and 3DMark and see what scores better.
 

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Hi,

I bought a Samsung series 5 notebook about 8 months ago, the other day the HDD failed and wont spin/not recognized at all.
I have the option of sending it in for warranty, but there is a lot of personal and sensitive information on the drive and I don't really want to send it in.
I have also just purchased a SSD as a replacement, and when searching on google, found that the product key for my OEM of windows 8 is stored in the BIOS.
I am just wondering where I can get an .iso of windows 8 x64 so I can use it to re-install my windows 8 OS on the new SSD?

As I said, I dont want to send my old HDD in.

Can anyone give me some recommendations please as I am in a bit of a state trying to work out how to get my 8 month old laptop running again

Thanks

A:major dilemma help please :\

They now store the Windows product key in the Bios so that if you are reinstalling the same version of Windows on a new HDD you don't need to type in the product key.
As for your old drive, if it doesn't spin, you cannot get it accessed by the computer and you cannot run any software tools to recover the data. Your only other option is to send it off to the very, very expensive Data Recovery Specialist. But it ain't cheap.

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Hello All, I've got a real mind blower on my hands. Have a PC with Vista 64 bit that boots to black screen with blinking curser. When I opened the case every component in it was engulfed in dirt so my first instinct was that something has broken down due to over-heating. Bios detects ram and hdd correctly. Attached hdd to usb adapter and was able to recover data onto an external hdd. Checked hdd power connector & all voltages are present. I was able to boot from ubuntu cd. IMO at this point I have either narrowed it down to a bad MBR or the the hard drive.. Am I thinking right? My problem is I cannot repair/reinstall Vista because I do not have a 64bit Vista install disk. Is there any other way I can attempt to repair this OS? I know in the old days with XP you could make a install disk from the files on your computer. Can you do the same with Vista Since I can access all the files when I hook this hdd up thru usb to another computer. I've got install disks for every OS except 64 bit Vista. There is a recovery partition on this hdd but since I cannot get the PC to boot I cannot access it. I think I have over-thought this thing & now I've gotten myself thougherly confused.

A:Vista dilemma

What is the make and model of your machine. Perhaps there is a recovery partition.

But first try booting in safe mode F8 in the boot menu select advanced options or repair your computer. At the command prompt type

CHKDSK C: /R

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My computer wouldn't start after a power outage - shows a black screen with nothing right before window loads and nothing happens.
I tried different things but the only thing that worked was UNPLUGGING THE POWER FOR MY CD DRIVE.

Now windows load but before it does, it gives me this error:
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Master Drive - ATAPI Incompatible
PRESS <ESC> to Resume
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Please help!!

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Hi,

Having thought hard buying a new PC to upgrade my existing one I have come to two choices. Each one has exactly the same spec apart from the processors. One is an Athlon 2200+ and the other is Pentium 4 2.2Ghz. Both have 512mb of DDR memory.

The thing is is that I've heard the athlon 2200+ performs much better than the pentium 2.2 even though it runs roughly at 1.8Ghz. I even seen the 2.2 Pentium being compared with the Athlon 2000+ which makes me think that the 2200+ is far better than 2.2.

Help I'm a bit confused about all this!!!!!

I was hoping if anyone could help me decide which is the better one and to tell me if I'm talkin rubbish or not!

Thanks
John
 

A:Processor Dilemma

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I recently picked up a used computer. I had a hard drive & OS installed. Now, I can't find any place to plug in the mouse. What am I supposed to do in this cituation? All help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

A:mouse dilemma

Must be old, needs a serial port mouse
 

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Yet another computer I'm working on has a major internet problem: No matter what I set as the homepage, it continually goes to about.com or about. something and takes me to a screen 404dns.com which, of course, is adult oriented. I've tried resetting my home page, finding and deleting any 404 files on the harddrive... @$%#^&*%!!! It's one of those days... Is anyone out there familiar with this problem and what files I can maim and destroy to get rid of this nusiance? Oh, yeah: Also when I come to this site and sign in, it says "Welcome Ron the Geek" and then, when I go to the next page, it tells me I have to register... I'm about to run Spybot and let it just get rid of everything it finds and if I still have a problem, I'll run a Hijack. But if anyone is already familiar with this pest, I can use some information. Thanks!
 

A:404dsn.com dilemma

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WHEN I DAILED UP MY MODEM WOULD CONNECT BUT INTERNET EXPLORER COULD NOT CONNECT TO A SERVER. I REINSTALLED W98 AND IT WORKED AGAIN FOR ABOUT A WEEK. IT THEN WOULD NOT LET ME REINSTALL OR UNINSTALL W98 SO I REFORMATTED IT. AFTER I DID THIS THE MODEM DIDNT WORK AT ALL, BUT W98 NEW IT WAS THERE AND HAD INSTALLED THE DRIVERS FOR IT, BUT IT COULD NOT DETECT A DIAL TONE. I PRESUMED THE MODEM WAS FAULTY AND HAVE FITTED A NEW ONE , WHICH W98 DETECTED BUT WOULD NOT LET ME INSTALL THE DRIVERS . I TRIED AGAIN THE NEXT DAY TO INSTALL THE DRIVERS BUT IT THEN TOLD ME THEY WERENT THE PROPER DRIVERS. IM SORRY IF MY EXPLAINATION IS UNCLEAR, IF YOU NEED ANY OTHER INFO JUST ASK. ANY HELP WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
THANKS.
 

A:Modem Dilemma, Help!!

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This one is about my own computer at home: Does anyone know if there is a free utility that can recognize and eliminate the MPFexe trojan? This pain keeps coming back. I remove the exe file from my HKLM...Run folder but there's got to be some other file that receates it and puts it back. If I just knew all the registry entries this trojan makes, I could delete them all. I tried True Sword and it seemed to work but my trial is expired and I was hit again. I'll have to wait til the bank account is replenished before I can buy the thing. Any comments comparing True Sword, Registry Mechanic or other sub $50 utilities that work well?
 

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hi i have a sounds problem, i insalled game recently, it did not work so uninstalled it, no probs, now i ahve no sound, have doen all the tests, all says working coorectly, no device probs can get sound in tes on external synthasisier test. running me, spweakers all ok and work, but cannot get sound at all, nothing mutde have racked the brain box cant see it wont spea to me, can amyone help
steve thanks
 

A:sound dilemma

What operating system? Have you tried booting to a dos prompt, then typing

scanreg /restore
then press enter

Is there a date prior to the game installation?
 

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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
 

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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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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?

Dick
 

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Hi to all @ TGS

My laptop is formatted as NTFS and has a partition of FAT32, which is for backup and is handy if I need to roll back for any reason.

I have 2 external drives and have formatted these to NTFS. All works well but I have since bought 2 flash pen drives and left them as they came which is FAT 32 and their default. I just don't know whether it really makes any difference formatting these to NTFS or just to leave them as they are, please?

Many thanks
Morny
 

A:Solved: USB dilemma

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hello all
i recently purchased a western digital my brook pro 500gb external hdd, and i wanted to back this up with another external hard drive just in case anything happens to the original, so

the my book pro hdd has Triple interface &#8212; FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0
the company i purchased it off has discontinued it, so ill need to get a different model
I need the extra one just to mirror the contents, on lets say a weekly basis , and be able to update both regularly with the same contents at the same time. i was looking at a Western Digital 500GB MyBook Essential unit , not the same but similar and only has a USB 2.0 interface, will this suffice and is there any guidelines and tips on easy mirroring and regular updates,, this is certainly not my strongest point, and with valuable data i don't want to get it wrong. thanks for any help in advance guys
 

A:Storage Dilemma

Can anyone advise?
thanks
 

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I use an 800mhz iMac with OS 10.3

My Dazzle Hollywood Bridge is connected to an Allegro DVD/VHS player that reads every format. When I first got the Allegro, the Bridge worked fine on both the DVD side and the VHS side and I could view and clip anything on iMovie. I haven't changed any settings (other than OS upgrades, including Panther), or wiring and now both the DVD and VHS has extreme static with large dark patches and the audio is nothing but screeching. I can barely make out the images. I've checked and double checked the wiring, rebooted several times, tried an S-Video cable and it's the same thing.

I've plugged a TV into the DVD/VHS player and it worked fine. Replaced the Firewire cable, and replaced the Audio/Video cable from the player to the Bridge with brand new wires.

Has anyone using the Hollywood Bridge had similiar problems? Does it sound like something fried inside the Bridge?
 

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I lost the Uninstall file for Mailwasher somehow. One suggestion was to install Mailwasher again hoping to overwrite the first copy and provide the Uninstall file. However, all that happened was that I ended up with two versions of Mailwasher !! And two mailwasher icons on the desktop.

Clicking on either simply brought up a box stating "Mailwasher is already running" Where they are running I have no idea, as I can't access them at all. I went into Control Panel to uninstall but this is not allowed till I stop Mailwasher running. As I can't find it I can't stop it so I can't uninstall it. Same if I try to delete the program from Program Files. It also won't delete in Ccleaner.

Any ideas as to how I might get this uninstalled?

A:Mailwasher - A Dilemma

may one ask which version of Windows is involved and also what problems you are having WITH mailwasher that make you wish to uninstall it?

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I wasn't sure where to post this, but since it's mostly about my lusting after Synthetik's Studio Artist software, I decided to post it here.
Digital art is basically my life. I know, I should get a life, but I love it, and over the past 10 years, I've accumulated some great software for Windows, including
PhotoShop
Corel Painter
PaintShop Pro
Gertrudis
Virtual Painter
Buzz Pro
ArtMaster Pro Gold
PhotoGraphic Edges
etc.,

I've always had a pc, and my current one is set up nicely with 2 monitors, a CRT & an LCD, and it works great with the software sliders and palettes on one monitor and the canvas on the other.
But darn it, Studio Artist is only for Macs, and..........it's AWESOME!

My computer is 2 years old, and though it's running great, I'll be needing a new one before long. If I decide to switch and buy a Macintosh, then none of my other software will work on it. I've considered an emulator on my pc, but I'm much better at digital art than at tech support stuff, and from what I see, emulators have a ways to go.

I keep hearing how Macs are the choice of many digital artists, but I'm not sure why, since I know nothing about them. I thought about buying a PowerBook with Studio Artist and using it here beside the pc, but I would need my Wacom tablet, which is connected to the pc.
I know there are bigger problems in the world, but I seem to be stuck. Any helpful suggestions would be welcome.
 

A:Mac, PC, software dilemma.....

You might want to check out the new Intel Mac's. You can run both Windows and OS X with Boot Camp on the Mac's.
Intel Core Duo processor
 

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Every time I open firefox it automatically changes my screen colors on the control panel to 8-bit; i normally use 16 or 32 bit. it just started doing this recently, and this doesn't happen when i open up any other program, i.e. internet explorer, etc.. can you help me please?
 

A:Firefox dilemma

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Hi. I play an online game from ijji called Sfront.
It's not just that, but any other games...really.
I am running an configuration of 512 mb ddr 4200, 533 mhz... and I'm thinking whether to buy another pair of the same ram to get ddr2 channel...OR get a 1 gb ram that isn't ddr2, nor does it match with the FSB speed... because if I get 1 gb ram,.,then i have total ram of 1.5 gb...
but if i get 512 then i have 512mb 4200, 533 mhz dual channel.
---this applies to Warcraft III; graphic wise, I'm perfectly fine. It's just the loading process...takes tooo long!!!

So...thats my dilemma
ddr2 1gb ram?
or
1.5 gb ram.
 

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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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