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Q: special problem

Ok. I have Windows xp sp2 with an AMD based computer. The model is a Compaq presario SR1200NX. I visited this website http://msinfluentials.com/blogs/jes...ed-computer-boot-after-installing-xp-sp3.aspx and ran the tool to confirm that i had one, and i do. Now i want to run the tool and disable whatever it wants me to disable and install SP3, but ive had a past problem where i replaced the system file user32.dll and it led to a repeating reboot. i fixed it with some tool on the computer when you boot called the recovery console and i got the file back. When i got the computer to boot it looked like this http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/3894/pictuer.png (notice everything is themed except for the taskbar i have no idea why the hell thats happening) i made a few changes so i could use custom themes, and theres also a few user32.dll files scattered in the Windows folder but with different names ( i did that when using the recovery console). I'm afraid to upgrade because of this and the fact i have an AMD computer. Can anybody tell me the exact steps to take before I upgrade. Thanks!

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Preferred Solution: special problem

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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Acer TravelMate 3270
Intel core 2 duo 1.66 GHz
1 GB ram
120 GB HDD
Windows XP
The problem i am facing is that when i listan to a song or see a movie
my computer stucks for 1 sec and the gets ok,then after 10 secs it
agains gets stuck for 1 sec,,but if any multimedia is not played it
works fine,,,seems like it gets more pressure or more usage of RAM
which stucks the song or movie for 1 sec with different
intervals.....but its intel core 2 duo + 1GB ram.....Kindly guide
me....
Regard,
Danish
 

A:Special problem.....

when using this program material open "windows task manager" ctrl+alt+del"

check processers performance and note applications running if memory and cpu usage is high then you have to find the offending programs that are hogging the system resources.

find all programs running at boot up time that don't need to run use msconfig/startup
resources i used www.blackviper.com tweaking the services that don't need to run.

video require good video card for smooth operation get driver updates for the video graphics
 

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hi,
i'm new at this forum
i have a really special problem. i surf the internet everyday and i mostly visit the same websites. after surfing , i always clean up cookies, temp. internet files, history etc.
About 14 days ago it started. one of my favorite newssite didn't update anymore. I got for about one week the same homepage! only, if i opened a column, there were the updated contents in. i checked it on another computer and there it worked ( not the same isp).
after one week the site got suddenly updated. but now i have the same problem again and even worse, four more websites don't update anymore.
i tried antivirus, ad-aware, spybot etc.. i really have no idea what's the problem?
I have a pt4, os : win xp pro, ie 6.0 ( i tried it with opera and got the same result--- nytimes from last week thursday )
i talked to my isp. they didn't know what causes the problem. but they told me to press ctrl+f5 and it worked.
does someone have an idea what's problem?

many thanks for your help

mark

A:a special problem- no update

well ctrl+f5 only refreshes the webpage so I suspect clicking refresh would do it for you but as to why you don't pick up the new material automatically I would suggest going to tools-internet options then on general tab click settings in temp files section and see when it is set to look for new versions of the sites you visit

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Hey community, I have a serious problem with Win32:Rootkit-gen[Rtk].

I would post a HJT log, however whenever I start up my computer and get to my desktop it freezes after about 5 seconds and just hangs there eternally. I have Avast! installed and I have done a boot time scan but now it is impossible to retry to do that action.

These are the steps I have taken to try and cleanse my system of this rootkit:
1. Delete the process with a2 HijackThis. (Did not work)
2. Restart my computer in safe mode ( which blue screened)
3. I tried to change system restore to turn off and I was in fact successful with that, however since I can not figure a way to clear the virus from my computer that does not matter until I can clear the virus.
4. Came to this website for help.

Please help me friends! I have been trying on my own for 3 days! My operating system is Windows XP Professional

Much Obliged!

Mermixusa
 

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Alright for some reason I can tune my pc's audio just fine by adjusting the global operating system output sound. However, when I go into volume mixer I don't see any green bars for sounds from any program (including on the global sound column) and any attempt to adjust sound for a specific program is completely null and void. All drivers are up to date - just got this computer. Motherboard is Asus Z170 Deluxe, using the onboard sound with Logitech Z623 speakers.

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When I start Special forces I get Black screen and Error message that Shaders need to be synced. They are in a zip file. please help I have serched forum and no answer.
 

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Hello!

I tried to change something. I want to use special keys (volume, etc) without hitting Fn button. I change it in BIOS, didn't help me. I tried HW application, didn't work. Still i need to hit Fn button to use special keys. I updated bios to the last version, nothing happend.

I have Sattelite Pro C50-A-1C9
model: PSCG7E

Please help me, what can i do?

A:Satellite Pro C50-A-1C9 - Problem with special keys

nobody help?

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Okay, so here is my problem:

1)Obviously my dvd-rw isn't ejecting right.
2)i did use a pin to put into the small hole (but not working)
3) i tried the microsoft auto fix dvd drive software, and tried to eject it (Not working)
4)tried reboot and reboot again (not working)
5)i did try to use something to try to make it open (But kinda not sure if i'll spoil it)
5)clicked the left mouse when restarting and try to eject it (Not working)
I've tried almost everything that i can do. So the thing is :

*Is there any other solution other than buying a new drive?*

Currently there is a disk in the drive too.
 

A:Dvd-rw drive problem, can't eject(Special)?

Hi go back to your second option use a paperclip you have more chance of success with that as it is thicker and flat on the end
 

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I have recently bought Battlefield 2 Special Forces and have installed it and successfully registered online, however when put the disk in and try to run the game an error message comes up saying

mods/bf2/shaders/lightning.fx not found!!!_DO_check your shaders folder before calling upon your local rendering programmer/GP (really!)

I already have Battlefield 2 and have played that successfully but Special Forces will not start, I have windows vista if that is any help. if anyone knows how to fix this problem i would greatly appreciate it.
 

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Hi,
I have a problem in my Satellite Pro A50-C-1ND (Windows 10).
I can't get polish special characters (alt "z", alt "x", alt "c") - other polish characters are OK.
I have checked all found suggestions - keyboard setup, hotkeys, Synaptics drivers.
I have changed my BIOS drivers (7.60 -> 7.70), but it hadn't help.
Does anybody know if there is a proper version BIOS for my problem? Or other solution.

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I have a problem with special keys of volumen (mute, up and down), this buttons active without push it. Please help me with this problem, I need know how to disable or unistall this button. TY in advance.

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Greetings,

Many weeks ago I built a new desktop system around an Intel Clarkdale i5-650 and Asus motherboard. Installed a newly licensed copy of Win7-64 Home Premium OEM. After weeks of installing programs, configuring, etc, I find that Win7 is not the system on which I choose to place primary reliance.

I'm used to multi-boot with legacy Windows, allows me to do standalone backups, etc with common partitioning software. I now need XP Pro and my Win7 in multi-boot config.

My Win7 now occupies 2 partitions on one of my 2 new HD's. I need to install XP and consolidate Win7 into the standard single partition (not necessarily in that order).

Is there any way to get to XP/Win7 multi-boot without re-installing Win7?

I have 2 500gb SATA HD's, Partition Wizard, etc to work with.

Thanks,
P

A:Special Win7 multi-boot config. problem

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

I am using the Method Two in the tutorial I posted. The Easy BCD software gives you a "Boot screen" choice after bios screen to choose Win7 or XP.

Mike

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I have two Dell Inspiron 17R 7720 laptops. My "old" one I bought direct from Dell in 2012, the "new" one, advertised as an "Inspiron 17R 7720 Special Edition",  I bought on Ebay a couple of weeks ago. I still have the original paperwork for the old one from when I purchased it from Dell and there is no mention of "Special Edition" in the paperwork. Both are identified only as "Inspiron 7720" on the label on the underside of the computer, and there are no "Special Edition" markings or labeling anywhere on the new computer.
Hardware is pretty much identical, 1TB Samsung ST1000LM024HN HDDs, 8 GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4000/Nvidia GeForce GT 650M Video/3D graphics, Backlit Keyboard on both. The only hardware differences are the old computer has an Intel Core i7-3610QM processor (specified by me when I ordered the computer) and a 32GB mSATA SSD while the new computer has an Intel Core i5-3210M processor and no mSATA SSD. 
So what makes the "Special Edition" so special? Is there REALLY anything different about "Special Edition" computers, or was that just some sort of marketing hype?

A:What is so special about an Inspiron 17R 7720 "Special Edition"?

The mSATA cache drive was one of the differentiators.  When that system was built, SSDs were appreciably more expensive than they are now.

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My hard drive is being exessively used once every 15 - 30 seconds which slows my computer down or makes it unresponsive. I tried to investigate processes and files used behind this with Process Monitor, Process Explorer, Filemon, Regmon, Diskmon and AntiVir Task Manager and nothing helped me in detecting the cause. However, with AntiVir it showed something interesting - it showed that no process is using hard drive, but hard disk load was 100%. Apparently something uses hard drive but it is not process and AntiVir Task Manager knows this, but cannot detect what is causing it.I need Expert advice here people. This problem is very annoying and frustrating. And did i say that i use my laptop only for work and not playing games or utilizing video card heavy applications?Technical Details:Intel Centrino Duo T2400 1.83Ghz1GB RamGeForce Go 7400Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2Microsoft Security Essentials is always up to dateWindows XP default firewallPlease see attached file of running processes.

A:Special Problem: Undetectable Phenomenon Uses Hard Drive Repeatedly

First question - does the same thing happen in safe mode?

Let's start with this and see if it helps:
start / run / regedit
Navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Cdrom
If there is an entry of AutoRun or AutoPlay, double click and set the value to 0 (zero)

If that doesn't solve the problem we can look elsewhere

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In a couple of days, I will have two PCs and two monitors. That sounds totally typical and understandable, but NOT in the configuration I have in mind. I will be working on one pc at a time, using two monitors at a time, and then I will (somehow ) switch to the other pc and use the same two monitors with this other pc.

Each PC already has the kind of video card that will allow dual monitor useage. What I need is to know how to set this gear up to work the way I need it to work.

Someone said I might be able to use two KVM switches (somehow). But I need to know what to buy and how to connect it up. Will it be some fancy A/B switch of some sort? Or some kind of special KVM cable or box? Maybe two?

Surely this configuration has been done before. If you are someone who knows the best way to do this, I'd be grateful to tap into your knowledge on the subject.

Thank you.
 

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:41:53 PM, on 1/13/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\WindowBlinds\wbload.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SB Live! 24-bit\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Saitek\Software\Profiler.exe
C:\Program Files\Saitek\Software\SaiSmart.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\Detector\CTDetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpomau08.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpoevm08.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Bin\hpoSTS08.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Bin\hpoFXM08.exe
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A:New to HJT, see anything special?!

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below. Also if you have any programs that may prevent system changes (like Spybot's TeaTimer program, Ad-aware's Ad-Watch, and others), make sure you disable them before doing any of the fixes (or accept the changes for the fix we give you when asked by the programs).

Go to My Computer->Tools (or View)->Folder Options->View tab:
* Under the Hidden files and folders heading, select Show hidden files and folders (it's Show all files for Windows 98).
* Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
* Click Yes to confirm and then click OK.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).

Make sure you downloaded, installed, updated and ran these programs (run in Safe Mode) already - Ad-aware, Spybot and Ewido (only if you have Windows 2000 or XP). If you didn't, do them now. For more information, go to http://www.greyknight17.com/spyware.htm

Restart your computer and boot into Safe Mode... Read more

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I have a computer thats a few years old. A friend of mine had a computer shop with top-notch equipment laying around and just threw it together for me one day. I do plenty of downloading and all that. Its always ran very well with its 896MB RAM and 1.21G Processor. A few nights ago it started rebooting itself, and after a few times would start rebooting itself while still trying to load Windows. I unhooked the ethernet wire and tried to start Windows, everything went fine untill I plugged the wire back in and opened internet explorer. I figured I just got a virus and tried to reformatt everything and for three nights it would freeze in the middle of loading the boot disc and such. finally it made it thru the install..... all TEN HOURS of it! It went so unbelivably slow and now that windows is installed it takes about 15 min just to get to the welcome screen and another 20 untill I can actually open anything on my desktop. I've changed my RAM chips to any different possiable combination, including each one by itself. I have a seperate back-up hard drive that I've also tried to install Windows on to no avail. I think it maybe my processor. Is there any test I could get to find out or any other ideas that may help? Im usually good at this stuff myself but right now im totally stumped.
 

A:Just a little bit special.......

check your power supply with a PSU tester or voltmeter. It's probably dead.
Test ram with memtest 86+
 

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just went to back up drive, it said i dont have permission.
in safe mode , properties, security, there is no tick the "special permissions" box. i have tried several times to tick this box but with no luck. could someone give step by step instructions on how to do please.
these settings were ok a few weeks ago, but i have been infested since and these settings must have been changed somehow.
thanks
 

A:no special permissions, gone

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I'm looking to start backing up all of my MP3's onto disk, but my current software (Ulead BurnNow) will not do what I want. That is, I want to be able to burn a set of MP3's on a disc one day, then when I want to add more, be able to burn them onto the same disc that already has files on it. In a perfect world I'd also like to be able to erase selected files that are already on the disc if I want to. What software out there will do this? I don't want to use Nero.
 

A:Have special burning needs

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So XP is suppose to be pretty good, right? How is it better than 98 or 2000. I know some people have problems with it too. What problems do people have with it? I'll probably get XP eventually, I just want to know if its good to have.
 

A:Whats so special about XP?

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I have switched to win7 64bit and have a serious question. My HD is a 500GB drive with 3 partitions. the first two are used for system restoration, one being 100MB and the other being 16GB. The third partition (C: drive) is what's left. I am wanting to reformat my C: partition to NTFS but using 512 byte sectors instead of 4K clusters. (Just to save as much space as possible, since I can reclaim about 5 or 6 GB by doing this)

I had seen a drive or two give an error about the drive being too large for that size cluster, but that was with a 32 bit system. Since this is 64 bit, it should handle it easily.

I want to know if I am in error on this, and if it is possible, I need to find a 3rd party tool that will let me format the drive to my specs instead of just handing out a default 4K cluster format.

Is this going to work for me? And what tool should I use to do the formatting? Hopefully it's a free tool, since I am only going to be doing this once.

A:special HDD formatting

I think Partition Wizard Home Edition will do that. It's free.

Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software - Partition Wizard Online

How to:

http://www.partitionwizard.com/help/...ster-size.html

I have no idea if you ultimately SHOULD do it or what might go wrong. Back up first, of course.

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I'd like to make some sort of BAT or EXE file that will allow me to disable certain services. Is that possible? If so what should I code? Also, what type of programming language is used in creating BAT and INI files? C? C+? I'm not sure.

A:Creating special BAT or EXE

batch files are mainly command prompt commands in a certain order stored in a file

try this as your batch command

@echo off
ipconfig /all >configuration.txt
save the above line as a .bat file, it will output a file called configuration where you run the batch file which shows your ipconfig information in a txt format

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Alright, I have 3 different effects I want to find and maybe you guys can point me to software that can do something:I'm trying to make a mic-recorded sound and turn it into a radio sound that sounds like... it's on the radio.1. I want a metallic resonance effect. Like it's coming out of cheap speakers, you know? Like fighter pilot sounding...2. I want radio static and maybe something that will apply static to high pitches like on the radio if someone makes an 's' sound.3. A timbre or sound separator that will separate sounds in a sound file. Like I want only to hear the drums in a song or something. So I can pick what instruments show up in the music.Edit: Moved topic from General Chat to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Where Can I Get Audio Special Fx?

May find something here Ryanhttp://www.google.com/search?client=opera&...-8&oe=utf-8

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Im not sure if this is the right thread to post this but close enough...

I am going on to uni to study special effects and was wandering what would be the best specification PC for this job. Any info on this subject would be great.

I was also considering whether to get a PC or a Mac so any advice in regards to that would also be much appreciated.

Thanks!
 

A:Special effects

Video or audio special effects, or both?
 

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dear all

i m using office 2000 Sp3. I m doing a project in excel and need to do lots of copying.

i know the short key for copy = ctrl C
but how do i paste special especially paste special - value? what will be the short key?

Need your help.

cheers
 

A:paste special - value

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I currently have toshiba hi def tv wide screen, and i can hook up my pc to it using scable. But the quality is really poor.

I was wondering if there is a special cable made that will allow me to connect my pc using hi defination output for my tv. My pc list is below and my tv resulution goes up to 1080i.

And the tv model is 30hf85 from toshiba.
 

A:Special cable for my hi-def tv?

It depends on the connectors. You can use either a VGA or a DVI (you probably have both) and of course you need a DVI connection on your video card) cable.
 

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Do I need any special software to be able to print addresses onto envelopes,or is the necessary included with Windows XP home ?
 

A:Do I need any special software

I don't know if the feature is already in WinXp but I can suggest you a few s/ws

1> PrintEnvelope
2> Envelope Printer 7.0
 

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I have Vista Home Premium. I have been trying to delete Grisoft. The screen says I need special permission. I have tried to access the screen for special permission but I have never been able to put a check mark by special permission.What I am doing wrong?

A:Special Permission

Are you logged on as an administrator?For uninstalling programs I recommend using Revo Uninstaller.Does a much better job than Windows.http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninst...e_download.htmlAlso, do you have something in mind to replace Grisoft? You'll need to have it downloaded and saved so you can install it right away.

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I am using Microsoft Works word processor program. I need to cut and paste a document into Windows Mail The document contains 'em dashes.' These transfer as the numeral '3/4', rather than an em dash. Any suggestions?
 

A:Special characters

Remove the *em dashes* and replace them with -- instead. That should transfer just fine.
 

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I am using an Asustek P3CE motherboard which supports ATA/66. I have 2 hard disks in my PC, one is an ATA/66 and a new one which is an ATA/100.

Question are:

1. Are there different cables for ATA/33, ATA/66 and ATA/100? (I may have used some older cables which are for ATA/33 when my original cables conked out and I used an old one from my older PC).

2. Can I use a higher-ATA cable for a lower-ATA hard disk?

3. Will there be marked performance improvements with a change to higher-speed cables?
 

A:Do I need special cables?

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Greetings.
I have now a Windows 7 install in one SSD in MBR-mode
I have also a Windows 8 install on another SSD in GPT mode.

As now I choose which system to buut by BIOS, but I would like to have a boot menu, so I don't have to use BIOS to select.

Is it possible to greate a dualboot menu after BOTH installations is done? If so, how do I do it? Which will be the "main boot SSD", the MBR or the GPT moded SSD?

I know it is a bit backward work that has to be done, but I'm so dissapointed about Windows 8, that I don't want to loose my Windows 7.

A:A special DualBoot - how?

The program I use for this exact thing (I have 3 versions of 7 on the same machine) is EASY BCD EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies Free for non commercial use. This is NOT a TOY, be careful with the program as it can mess stuff up. If you install the program it will offer you a choice of booting to operating systems. Check out the FAQ EasyBCD Documentation Home - EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki

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ok well im trying to give the program called peer guardian full control but it wont let me and it just says Error applying security and i had UAC on and i turned it off and i still have the same problem and it wont let me have special permissions on my own acc and i am administrator and im running 32 windows vista Man this gets frustrating! Please help!

Kk well ill give u a pic ok but now i cant even open up the file peer guardian its like not letting me do anything with it now Please help!

[IMG]file:///C:/Users/austin/Desktop/My%20problem.JPG[/IMG]

A:Help Please special permissions??!?!?

Did you reboot after turning UAC off? Personally I'd turn it back on.

Can you create the error and post a snip of it so we can see what going on?
Info on the snipping tool and how to upload pics to the posts here if needed:
How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista

Gary

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Hello, i have a german keyboard (thinkpad T450s) without numpad. I need to use some character from danish languagebut i cant find out how i can use Alt-code. I have activatet the Num key on the screen keyboard but i cant use alt code. Anyone can help me?

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How do I put a profile pic...lol....

Sent from my SGH-T959 using Tech Help

A:Here is a newb special..lol..

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...re-change.html

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Someone who was closing an office yesterday, gave me a Minuteman Enterprise E 1500 UPS that is two-and-a-half years old. I looked it up and it seems they sell for $550 to $690 new.

I can understand a professional grade UPS costing more than an off-the-shelf consumer grade UPS; but, this is a huge difference -- roughly ten times as much.

What is so different about this that it costs ten times as much?
 

A:What makes this UPS so special

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I have an old Vaio laptop that was given to me a while back. It was working fine then it stopped booting. I played with it, then decided to reinstall Windows XP.

Now I have Windows XP installed fine, but it doesn't seem to be recognizing the battery. There are no battery power management options and when I unplug it after charging it all night it goes dead.

I don't have much experience with laptops, and I don't have access to the original OS disc that came with the laptop. Do I need a special version of XP for laptops, or is there something I can download to get it working on battery power again? I don't think this is the same problem that had me reinstall Windows, the battery still worked then.

Thanks,
JTN
 

A:special OS for my laptop?

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I'm bout to have 4 computers networked in my friend's business. He would like to setup these computers on an hourly rate.

He mentioned that some other PC room businesses give you some kind of an account card w/ a certain balance and gets deducted as time goes by.

Anyone can give me a link where I can find this type of hardware ?

In the meanwhile, I'll keep looking around.

thanks
 

A:special project ..need help

Never used any of these but here's what I found:
http://www.cafetime.com/
http://www.soft411.com/software/internet-usage.html

Hope it helps....
 

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I was watching Criminal Minds the other day, and Notices they there was a computer they were working on...it had a password on the computer... and if the user got it wrong 6 times, the hard drive gets formatted. They called it 'Deadbolt Defense'

Is there such software made? Where can I acquire it?

Not that I am trying to hide anything, Just pretty darn curious if such thing existed.

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Alright.. I'm looking for software that will start any program at a given time, let the program run a task, then close the program, without me ever having to touch my computer in the meantime. Does something like this exist? Thanks!

A:Looking for a special program...

All modern operating systems have this functionality built in.On Windows, it's called the Task Scheduler.On Linux, it's called cron.On Mac OS X I'm not sure what they call it. But I'm pretty sure that cron is lurking there somewhere.

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Has anyone been able to add a checkmark next to special permissions or been able to add a checkmark in the grayed out boxes ???

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Hi everyone, I just had this idea the other night and I don't know how to do it, or if it's possible.
I've been using this Entertainment Hub program called XBMC that let's me organize all my media, I have it set to pull everything from my external hdd like movies, audio, pictures, etc. and then it pulls information like covers, cast, year, bios, and etc from the internet, all the information on whatever movie or album it needs to. It is quite a big program so sometimes it crashes when running because of all the other processes I have going on.
 
So my idea was to only boot up this program by itself as a dual boot or something along those lines. I already have a dual boot set up so I was hoping that my idea would have it's own custom boot option added to the list. For example, If I just booted up my computer, I usually have to select between Windows and Linux. I would want to be able to select my custom boot instead like...
Windows Vista
Ubuntu 12.04
XBMC
 
And if this custom boot was possible, the only other factors I would need to figure out would be that the program get's information on movies and audio from the internet, so I would need to have an internet connection possible along with my firewall and antivirus running. Plus being able to access my external of course.
Thank you for any help in advance. -Slim

A:My Special Idea

I don't think your ambition is possible - the XMBC web-site says it is available for both Windows and Linux ( as well as others ) but this implies you need an operating system to run it on so you will not be able to set XMBC up as a third bootable system.
 
You say it crashes from time to time because of other demands on your system. Would it be effective to run it under Ubuntu which I believe requires fewer resources than Windows to run ?  Alternatively, have you considered increasing the amount of RAM on your system ? And, are you using the latest version of XMBC ?
 
Chris Cosgrove

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Does anyone know how to setup AIM (or trillian www.trillian.cc) so that what away message is sent to people is specific to their screen name. Like say I have a message for littlebob23 if Joe2121 IMs me... they get "I am away right now" but if littlebob23 IMs me, they get "Hey Little Bob! How are you?" Is that possible?

-Jarrad
 

A:Special Away Messages

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I just converted some mov files to avi. They won't play on Windows Media Player 10. After Media Player looks for codecs, I am getting the following error message.

C00D11CD: Unknown error
Windows Media Player encountered an unknown error. This can occur when another program or operating system component encounters a problem but does not communicate the nature of the problem to Windows Media Player.
Error ID = 0xC00D11CD, Condition ID = 0x00000000

Do I need another codec? If so, what do I look for? Is there a solution to this problem?
Thanks, Jim
 

A:Do I need a special avi codec?

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I have found all the 64 bit drivers that I need for all my components and all 64 bit software and have it ready when I install V64 on my new build. Is there anything special that I am going to need to do during install or after install that isn't in the norm when it comes to installation???

A:Do I need to do anything special after V 64 is installed?

The only thing to be aware of is that on a few systems Vista x64 will not install with 4 or more gig of ram

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I changed the registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon to hide a user account and expected the system to give me an option to enter username as well as password to log back on to the same hidden account. But
NO, no luck. It still gives you all unhidden user account to select from in order to log on though.

Unfortunately the account I have hidden is the only Administrator account I have in the system. I've tried to change the registry by logging on as a standard user. However both the command prompt and the regedit do not offer option to run as administrator.
So I can't restore the registry.

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I access a linux in my windows explorer by type a network url. It shows as below.
The permission is under "Special permissions" category. I have no idea about "Special permissions". I can copy and paste files to this place. So what is meant by the term "Special permissions" here?

A:About special permission

This site might help you to understand the special permissions..

2. Special PermissionsEach basic permission is actually a set of special permissions. Because of this, whenever you allow or deny a basic permission, Windows 7 works behind the scenes to manage the related special permissions for you. Table 2 lists the special permissions related to each basic permission.
Source: Controlling Access to Your Data (part 2) - Special Permissions - Windows 7 - allcomputers.us
And this Technet Article might also give ou mire insight...
Permissions for files and folders: User Rights; Security Policy; Security Services

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