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Q: Solved: Using Router for added security?

Is there any advantage to using a router for added security on a single computer, using a cable modem, if you already have ZoneAlarm?

Thanks for any info you can give.

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I just added a new dlink router to my already existing home network. But now the pc's on the new segment can't communicate with the pc's on the other side of the router. We currently have our ISP coming into our home going into an SMC router which branches off to 2 pc's and the new Dlink router which in turn branches off to another 2 pc's.
I hope I explained that ok lol. Has this ever happened to anyone?
Thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: Just added another router to home net. Now new segman can't see the other side.

Looks as though you could have gotten by with a hub or a switch if you just wanted to expand on what you already had.

What you have is two subnets with the new D-Link handing out IP's to the other pc's. I beleive the D-Link could be configured as an access point instead of router with DHCP.
 

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I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to password protect a folder so that if someone got to snooping around my system they would have to put in a password to veiw the contence of the folder? Is there a program I have to use?

Thanx
 

A:Solved: Added folder security

Do you have a password on your account? They would need that to see your files if you have them encrypted.

You could also put them in a zip file and password-protect the zip.

There are several, small, encryption programs here:

http://freezip.cjb.net/freeware/
 

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I just moved my Netgear nighthawk router from my old house where it was attached to my modem to my new house where it is attached to one of those "2 in 1" modems that also function as a router. Now the members of the house can connect to either my old network named JLD1 and the one for this house, which I didn't think my old network from my old house would show up. But when we connect to the JLD1 one, the connection is really jagged and choppy. I just want better connection which is why I installed the new router anyways, how can I achieve this?
 

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I have a linksys router which I never secured with a password. I was able to use it with no issues until I added a password. The router works fine, I've connected my phone , Xbox, and laptop with no issues. My upstairs computer in the other hand I can not connect. It asks for my password and does not connect. It also asks for network authentication. Need some help here if any have experienced this issue.

A:Added password to router now I can't connect

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Are you talking about the password to get to your router setting? If this is the case try using a different browser (FF, Chrome, IE9, etc..).

or are you talking about the pass-phrase or wireless security?

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I recently set up a Wireless Access Point (AP) in my home network and I had some questions as to how exactly an Access Point works…


I currently have the following network configuration:


- Broadband Cable Modem (in my den)
- Router (in my den)
- Computer (in my den)
- Wireless Access Point (family room)


My broadband cable modem is connected to my router via ethernet cable. I also have an Ethernet cable running from the back of my router directly into my PC. My current setup is in my den (I will explain).

In my family room (which is away from the den) I have my television and several other wireless devices (Roku box, etc). My signal strength is low in my family room due to many walls between my den and family room. I therefore installed a Wireless Access Point in my family room by running an Ethernet cable into my basement and connecting the router in the den to the Wireless Access Point in my family room.

Now here is my question: I set the SSID (or network name) of the Access Point so that it is the same as my current network name (that way I see the AP on the network). Now here is where I need to understand how a wireless Access Point works. If I have a laptop or other wireless device in my family room and search for a wireless signal, am I connecting to my router (that has a weaker wireless signal than the AP) or to my Access Point (stronger because my Access Point is a foot away from my wireless devices) since they both have the same network name? And... Read more

A:Wireless Access Point added to a Router

Did I post this in the wrong forum?

Would have thought this was an easy question

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I recently added a Netgear N-300 router to my Dell desktop, less than three years old. The computer is still hard wired into the router, as I am only using the router at this point to stream movies from Netflix onto the tv. Since adding the router into the system, my download speed has slowed from .56MBPS to.20. (Unfortunately I cannot upgrade my speed as I am too far from AT&T's central station. I have DSL service with them.) My upload speed remains unchanged at .32. Is it possible to optimize the router so my speed will return? For now, I have taken the router out of the system. Thanks so much. XP Pro OS, Google Chrome browser.
 

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Previous hardware set up:
IDSL Modem/Router
2 local PC's (one XP, one 2000Pro), each connected via Ethernet directly to router. Worked fine.

Added a Netgear wireless router MR814 to handle daughter's new laptop with wireless connection. Wireless is also connected to Modem/router LAN.

Laptop connects fine wireless or wired, however neither wired machine can connect to the internet! Spent countless hours with Covad Tech Support. Since we can connect laptop, their circuit/modem/router appears fine. No one can explain loss of connectivity with wired machines. We know the cables are good, which points to the network cards - however what are the odds two network connections (integrated in each desktop PC) go bad simultaneously? Slim and none is my guess but we're open to ideas.
 

A:Added wireless router; lost wired connectivity

First off do the wired systems have a little tray icon showing a connection to the router?

I will ask another rather obvious question...

Did you shut off and disconnect the wireless Netgear and reset both computers and the IDSL router and see if the wired systems work fine without the Netgear device in?

If so its the Netgear device fudging up the works and is incompatible for whatever reason.

Somethings you can try are

Leaving the wired systems OFF and turning them on after the Netgear wireless connection and the laptop are up and running

Trying to connect the systems to the router in different orders after everything is shut off and reset.

And thats about it, odd things happen and odd solutions work. Especially when it comes to high speed internet, you would not believe the number of strange things I've had to do to get my friends high speed internet systems up and running.

Good Luck
 

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So, I updated to Firefox 3 and all is good. I then spent the better part of a day trying to
find the magical anti phishing & other malware security updates to the new browser.
Finally I broke down and limped over to Mozilla to post my query. "How can I locate the
new security features to make sure my download went correctly?" The answer I got was that
the new features are hidden and only pop up when you have visited a site or downloaded a file with malware in it. I love Firefox, I love Mozilla, but come on, I should traipse around the
web until I get some verification of the security features working by way of a notification message or until my computer is so loaded with garbage it gives me a dose?
 

A:Firefox 3 added security?

I've read everywhere that overall the extra security should help make for safer browsing, but none of the upgrades will prove a major deterrent for malware pushers.
 

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ive recently added a wireless router inconjunction with my modem to enhance my wireless devices. but upon running speedtest 30minutes ago, download speed is about 39.15 and upload is 0.20??? could the router be at fault? because before I added router, my download speed was around 95.80 and upload 25 mbps..

ok, sorry bout that. it was due to having "bandwidth control enabled within router...I unchecked it off and its fine now. iam not used to using a router.

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If you are running a full internet security suite do you "need" any additional programs or are you in good shape to thwart attacks on your PC? Also, I have heard that virus programs and firewalls conflict w/each other when both are running simulatenously, is it true?
 

A:Programs Conflicting and added security!

Yes, firewalls and AV programs will conflict if run simultaneously. Actively run only one.

"Suites" are not usually the best way to secure broad malware protection. First, the programming of a "suite" is complex and can lead to problems, esp. if you want to remove it. Second, parts of the "suite may not be the best available. I have seen references here at TSG recommending individual programs, and I have followed that advice.
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Hello. I just recently added some suggested programs to my computer and in order to keep me protected but now it's slower.
This is what was done:

1. Replaced Ad-Aware 6.0 with SE version
2. Downloaded Spybot
3. Spyguard
4. Spyblaster
5. Zone Alarm (free version)
6. Hijack This (newest version)

but even after all of this to protect me, it's slower than ever. Any ideas?

I have Windows XP - Pentium II processor
Thanks in advance!
 

A:Added security made my PC slower

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Hiya! I am trying to install a light Linux version on a old Thinkpad 600e.My issue is with configuring an WiFi connection.I have a Netgear WPN824RM,I have it set at wpa2-psk aes,I also have the access list enabled with all my WiFi devices' MAC addresses in the house listed.What I was wondering.Do I need the security enabled with only specific wifi cards allowed?
Thanks Vince. BTW.I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for providing this forum.It will help a LOT to we DIYers. Bravo!
 

A:Solved: Router Security.

Do I need the security enabled with only specific wifi cards allowed?Click to expand...

Not sure what "security" you mean. Your wireless network should be encrypted, preferably with WPA2 or WPA.

MAC Address filtering (or access control) is a good way to make your network more difficult to use and maintain, but it does not provide any security except from people who don't know how to spoof a MAC Address and who are probably not interested in your network anyhow. You may be interested in reading The ABCs of securing your wireless network.
 

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I am connected to my desk top by wire to my Linksys WRT 546 router and have two wireless computers that are connected. All works fine. I am concerned about outside access to my system. I have heard that someone driving by could access my computers. Is that correct? I could find no place on my computer to check for the WPA 2 setting. Leo LaPorte said to be sure that was the setting but don't know how to do that. Can you help? Is it necessary or is there another way to protect my computers? Thank you
 

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I am considering another internet provider, they get their signal from a tower, it hits the receiver on the house then comes into the house, no modem needed. If I go with them I am going to use my Linksys wireless router. How does the router provide a firewall or protection?
 

A:Solved: Router Security

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My current router/gateway is a NetgearCG814WG that only gives me the option of WEP encryption. I would like to purchase a 2nd router with WPA capability and use that for my wireless access. I saw the following in an old post and wondered if this would apply to my situation as well

JohnWill said:

onnecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!Click to expand...

Is this the correct way in my situation? Any other guidance will be much appreciated.
 

A:Solved: question re: using 2nd router for WPA security

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So, not sure if anyone is familiar with a research program Google is doing, but the short is that they will pay you $120 up front and $30/month if you install a Cisco router that will report your internet activity to Google as part of a large research program. I figure I already use Google Chrome browser, so Google probably can already see what I'm up to, but hey, if they wanna know I look at pictures of funny cats and pay me, so be it. However, that also means I'll be sending them info about by banking, email, etc. which isn't good.

So my question is, what if I wire the special router they'll send me into my network behind my existing router? Specifically, internet comes in via a Motorola SB6121 and then to my WAN port on the WRT54G. From the Linksys I've got a hardlined PC and Xbox and then via wifi my smartphone and a tablet. Google requires a minimum of 1 device for the research and it can be a tablet. So the thought is I'd run a line from an open port on the Linksys to the WAN on Google's Cisco router and then on a completely separate wireless network, connect only the tablet. Then, as long as I use the tablet for general stuff and refrain from accessing private data on it, Google gets it's research data, but not banking data etc. that I do on my desktop that's on the Linksys router.

Does this make sense? Would it accomplish my goal to feed "piddly" data such as YouTube, Netflix, lolcats, and etc from my tablet and... Read more

A:Solved: Double Router Security?

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Our landlord has decided that we're going to be sharing our internet with the apartment downstairs [LOOOOONG story, don't even ask ].

He bought a wireless router yesterday and hooked it all up. I told him the puter downstairs will now be connected to our puters [we have 3 puters and they are all networked - we share a lot of folders between ourselves] and now downstairs would have access and we won't be having that. He told me that we can password our puters and that downstairs won't be able to access anything on any of our puters. He said that the only way they could access is they would have to know the exact name of one or all of the puters in order to get on our network. As far as I'm concerned, a monkey could hack into them in about 10 seconds.

Well, for one, I can't find anything on the internet to explain HOW to do this - a few sites said it was possible, but not how to do it. He said he did it on his puter and it works fine. I did find one site eventually that said you can make your folders private - BUT - that way, we can't see folders on OUR other puters.

Another site said you could do it, but it just gave instructions on how to put a password on your account - like when you have 2 or more accounts on the same puter and have to type in a password to log in.

I need to know if it's possible to BLOCK the downstairs puter from accessing our puters, but in reality, I'm hoping someone here can tell me it's just not po... Read more

A:Solved: Wireless Router security???

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Hello all and Happy New Year.. I have a wireless router Netgear.. My neighbors internet was shut off due to non payment.. She installed a wireless card and is feeding off my internet for free.. Is this legal? How can i block her from my wireless router? Don't know where to look on my PC..

Thanks in advance..
 

A:Solved: Wireless router Security issue

no its not legal - most ISP have a claus about this in the details

just set up secruity on the wireless router, WEP or WPA should be available
should be in the manual
post back the model of router.
 

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Ok, so here's my problem. I tried to change the security on my wireless router from the relatively weak WEP to the more secure WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK. Setting it up on the router was easy enough, but the problem came when other computers tried to connect to it.

I have a total of 7 devices that can connect to my network. 3 laptops, 1 desktop PC, a PS3, and 2 gaming handhelds (PSP, and a DS). All but the desktop PC can connect once the security is changed. The PC ends up going through a loop that I'll attempt to explain. When in the window that shows when you Open Network and Sharing center, the active network is my home network with the name I gave it. But for the PC, it keeps saying "Identifying Network" and will eventually just go to "Unidentified Network" then the troubleshooter says to verify the security of the network, so I go into the security of the network and input the necessary information, and then the troubleshooter says it can't connect to the network and the loop starts all over again. There were even times where the network wouldn't even show up in the available networks area.

It's quite strange, as EVERY other device can connect easily, but the PC just can't. I had to resort to going back to WEP just so the PC can connect, and even then I had problems.

So here's the info on what I'm using. 2 of the 3 laptops are using Windows 7 Home version, with 1 using Vista. The PC uses Windows 7 as well. My router is... Read more

A:Solved: Wireless Router Security Issue

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I recently got another computer and networked. I have cable connection to the net. It's a wireless router with 64-bit encryption enabled. Do I still need, emphasize NEED, a software firewall? I don't want to wear two raincoats, but don't care to get wet either.

Thanks for your help.

Randall
 

A:Solved: router/firewall security question

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When one sets up a wireless network, do devices that use the Internet wirelessly benefit from increased security because their connection comes through a router? I thought I heard this from a tech podcast. I don't mean security from hacking, such as having a password, etc. I mean that the router itself gives some security from virus. Please tell me if I am correct.
Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Does router itself provide security from virus?

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Hello,

I would very much appreciate assistance. I have bought a new Blu Ray Player for the wifi functionality for Netflix. It only uses wifi that is a WPA. I am currently WEP, so need to change it. My wifi works great right now. I used to be able to access the control panel to change the settings to the router through 192.168.0.1 (I think). Please help me figure this out.

I have looked at my IPv4 address and it is 10.0.0.4 sub mask 255.255.255.0 IPv4 gateway is 10.0.0.1

I tried typing all of these into the address http:\\10.0.0.1 and so forth and could find no site.

I tried all of my computers and cannot connect. I do have my computer connected to wired internet on this computer that I am on. does this matter?

Thanks much for your assistance.

Ron
 

A:Solved: cannot access 192.168.0.1 to change my router security settings

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Im running AGPM 4 SP3 using a least privileged access service account, and when ever I deploy a GPO to production all of the users from Change Controls Production Delegation tab (Domain Admins / Enterprise Admins / Enterprise Domain Controllers / SYSTEM
/as well as my personal account I'm logged in with) get added to the security filtering of the deployed GPO. Not only is this for all current production GPOS but also if I create a new GPO within AGPM the same groups get added to the security filter. Any Ideas
what could be causing this?

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IS 2014 showed up with its dire warning of errors and infections.  I ran MBAM-Chameleon (although it never finished the process where it killed suspicious processes); then MBAM quick scan which ID'd 3 infected files. Rebooted and ran MBAM full scan which came up clean.  Ran RogueKiller, which ID'd zero.access and pointed to CDROM.sys as obfuscated and suspicious.  Ran the RogueKiller delete process, and now the CD optical drive doesn't register with Windows XP (SP3).  Where should I go from here?
 
Thanks in advance!

A:Internet Security 2014 fake anti-malware; as an added bonus zero.access!

Please...follow Steps 6-8 of Preparation Guide, Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic34773.html .  Post the DDS log which is requested, along with your RogueKiller log...as a new topic in the forum which contains the Prep Guide.
 
Thanks .
 
Louis

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Hi people.

I would like to know if it is possible to add a second router to my home network.

My son wants to use his Nintendo DS online but the device does not have WEP capability, it can only deal with the less secure WPA option.

I am not willing to drop my preferred WEP just to facilitate one device, but I do have a spare router and I am wondering if it were possible to hook the second router up and allow him to connect using WPA?

Thanks for reading - help would be appreciated.
 

A:Adding a second router with WPA security while keeping WEP on my primary router

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Hi all,

I'm sorry to post again, but I've some problems....

Recently I've got a lot of pop-up ads for anti-spyware etc. I've got a flashing icon in my system tray that says I have all sorts of malware (which I think is malware), and I had these two icons added to my programs list "live safety center" and some security thing which I deleted. I've been getting a lot of norton alerts telling me that it's found and deleted certain viruses etc. I think largely it started with Virtumundo and I downloaded to Vundofix programs and ran them and they seemed to work except that I'm still infected and I have no idea how I keep getting infected. I've ran norton, spybot, AVG, cleaned all my prefetch, temp files, garbage files, cache etc using CCleaner, Clean Up! and ATF Cleaner. But it keeps coming back. I'm running spybot again now and I think it's found some more stuff. I'm posting my HJT log below.

Since my last post, where my IE was knocked out, I haven't been using IE but using Firefox instead, which is now my default browser. But the pop-ups still come up in IE windows.

Currently, I've run VundoFix and Vurtomondubegone, spybot, and AVG, and combined i thought I picked up whatever virus I had. My system looked clean and then I started up a again, and as soon as I loaded my homepage, another popup came on!!! Then I thought it was maybe a widget that i had on my igoogle homepage--something created not by google or something. So i've removed and am now awaiting t... Read more

A:Help Please: pop-ups, system alerts, added "live security center" etc

EDIT: So I've still been having some pop-up problems. The big system alert pop-up in the system tray has gone away. But, I was still getting some IE pop-ups whenever I had IE open; they would pop-up right on top of the window that would be open so it looked like it was a redirection. Anyway, after running some more VundoFixes and spybots, etc., I found a cache of infected .dll files in the C:\Windows\system32 dir created recently and so cleared them out. That improved my system but I was still getting pop-ups. I ran panda activescan (after feeling comfortable running IE) and here is the report:


Incident Status Location

Spyware:Spyware/Virtumonde Not disinfected C:\WINDOWS\system32\mlljg.dll
Potentially unwanted tool:Application/Processor Not disinfected C:\Documents and Settings\Steve Sha\My Docume... Read more

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Securing Microsoft Outlook on the Windows PC (may also be applicable for Mac users).

I am unaware of any currant threats against Outlook Desktop Client, however: With all of the current threats, especially spam, Ransomware, malicious documents, .zip attachments, and even iframes and JavaScript propagating Ransomware and Malware, have you considered disabling both the Attachment Preview and/ or the Reading Pane (The part generally on the right side where you can view the message without double-clicking the message to open. That way, if you are unsure of the sender, you can move it to Junk before opening. I have done out of caution.

There have been 0-days before and they are likely to be a problem in the future as both Internet Explorer, Office and I believe Windows all have OLE integrated in them. It's also wise, as when you Open Outlook and it downloads messages, what happens if the last message it downloads is malicious and you have both the Attachment Preview and Reading Pane enabled? The email will displayed, possibly the attachment previewed (within a sandbox of some sorts such as IE). There is a potential for exploitation.

The links below offer instructions if you choose to take this precaution.
Previewing Attachments - Microsoft Office Support

Reading Pane On/Off - Microsoft Office Support

For users of Outlook Web App (Browser version)

Previous Patched Vulnerability -RCE:
Outlook ?letterbomb? exploit could auto-open attacks in e-mail
(From 12/20... Read more

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I successfully installed a new SSD in my PC. I would like to do a fresh install of Win 7 on the SSD and reformat the original HD into a single drive. Is there a particular sequence of events I need to follow to make this as easy and smooth a transition as possible? Thanks for any advice.
 

A:Solved: Added SSD. Now what?

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I just got a second hard drive for my comp, and I installed it. The problem is that it does not show up when I start windows XP. I can go to the device manager and see the drive, but it is not seen when I click on "My Computer." I have it setup as slave and it is on the slave connector of the ATA Cable. Help a noob out here guys. My master HDD is a Maxtor 60 GB HDD and I belive it is an ATA 66. The Slave HDD is a 250 GB Western Digital and is an ATA 100. Is my problem that I cant mix ATA speeds, or am I forgetting a step, or is there some way to format it? By the way, my motherboard is able to handle up to ATA 133. I have gone into the BIOS setup and made sure that it is recognized. Thanks for the help.
 

A:Solved: Just added a second HDD

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After having a drive fail on me recently I've gone back and added some SMART monitoring utilities to my other computers. My wife's Gateway laptop however shows "SMART not supported." I've checked the BIOS (PhoenixBIOS) and there's no setting for it. The computer is 3 years old in Dec.

So, can aftermarket SMART capabilities be added to a drive, or is it manufacturer installed only?

I'm surprised that the laptop doesn't have it as I have another drive that's at least 4 years old and it has it.

Thanks for any help.

Godwulfe
 

A:Solved: Can SMART be added to HDD?

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I have a GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard with 2 sticks of G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400).

I acquired a Crucial 1GB stick PC2 5300 and tried popping it in to give my pc a little more boost.

When I booted up, it didn't recognize the ram at all, as it showed I still had 2048. So I took it out and booted back up.

At this point, my PC is constantly having problems now. When I type, the pc often freezes to register what I'm typing. Gaming is absolutely horrible as the games constantly freeze up for 1 to 2 seconds then start back again.

I have shutdown 3 times now and I have taken out my GSKILL and reseeded them as well.

Is there anything I can do or is my PC pretty much going to stay like this?
 

A:Solved: Added Ram and now my pc freezes?

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Good Morning,

I just installed 2 - 1GB sticks of new memory in my Dell 4700
When I turned it back on a screen came up saying that the memory had been changed and to push F1, which I did. So is that all there is to it? How can I tell if it is working OK? Thanks for any replys.

Danboy
 

A:Solved: Just added memory?

Thats pretty much all there is too it.

To see if its recognized correctly, boot into Windows and right click on My Computer and go to Properties. It should show 2GB of RAM.

You can also run a memory diagnostics to be sure its working correctly too, Memtest86+ is a good one to run: http://www.memtest.org/
 

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When I try to move some files from my new HHD back to my c drive I get a pop up saying it can't be done and I will lose all files.I get the $mft message,delayed write failed.I also am having a real problem accessing the new drive ,it keeps disappearing from My Computer.I have to reboot to get it back.
I moved all my music from my C drive onto new drive G along with my wallpaper and some other files.I tried moving wallpaper back to C but G shuts down and I get that $mft message.Even when I right click on G drive in My Computer,when it shows up in there,I just get the hour glass with no drop down menu.I thought about doing a checkdisk on G if it is possible but have no idea how to do it,possible or not possible?
The new G drive is connected using a PCI card and a SATA connector.
Stupid frigging computer is really starting to tick me off again.Nothing but troubles ever since I got this new HDD and originally tried to use it as an external but found I couldn't do what I wanted using it that way.
Can anyone help?
 

A:Solved: $mft message often when using new added HDD

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With the help of TSG members, recently I was able to find and add from my Windows XP Home Edition the Backup utility. I was wondering if there are any additional "Value Added" options carefully hidden away on my XP Home Edition CD that I might want to use? Thanks.
 

A:Solved: More Value Added Options?

The "support tools" install contains some interesing utilities, have you installed it?

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=/directory/worldwide/en-gb/utility.asp

The one I find most useful is "windiff" -- when you get the hang of using it. It will compare two files and show you what is "different" between them. It can be used on the registry or any file for that matter.

As I recall you just run "setup.exe" from the support tools folder to install the entire set of utilities.

Once you install it, just check the "release notes" for the most complete documentation of what is included.

By the way, if you ever manage to put the "backup" utility to effective use, I'd appreciate hearing about it. Few seem to have gotten much mileage out of it from what I've seen, relying instead on "system restore".
 

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I have a Compaq Presario SR1830NX
came w/1gb ram(2-512's) I replased the 512's w/2-1gb cards.
200gb HD, AMD Athlon 64

When I added the RAM I expected it to run faster but, it didn't. Do you guys have any suggestions?

Thanks!!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:30:19 PM, on 4/2/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\arservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\Update Service\IntuitUpdateService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\VIPRE\SBAMSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\VIPRE\SBPIMSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\VIPRE\SBAMTray.exe
C:\HP\KBD\KBD.EXE
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I hope this isn't breaching some form of etiquette but I finally got HJT downloaded and posted my log file which I didn't have in my previous posting .At least I hope this is what's needed , so here goes again ....
Almost overnight , my computer began acting screwey .I started getting pop-ups of all sorts , so I tried running Spy-Bot .I didn't complete the scan because I kept getting the pop-ups but I couldn't remove the already-listed entries . I checked my Control Panel (add/remove) and removed 3 unidentified entries . Then I tried doing a little research on the internet and found something in my Task Manager called 17PHolmes72.exe . I haven't gotten a pop-up in about an hour but I feel that the pop-ups were just a symptom of another problem (obviously), which is why I am here .While I am awaiting a response , I am going to try running Spy-Bot again and I also dl'ed AVG Anti-Spyware which I will probably run as well , then check back in a little Bit .
Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated . Not sure if I will receive an email when I get a response or if I need to check back later .I guess time will tell . Thanks again .

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:19:17 PM, on 2/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

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A:Solved: 17PHolmes72.exe (LOG FILE ADDED)

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!
Download SDFix and save it to your Desktop.
Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix and remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results".
Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.
Remember to re-enable the protection again afterwards before connecting to the Internet.

Double click SDFix.exe and choose Install to extract it to its own folder on the Desktop. Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
Choose your usual account.

Open the c:\SDFix folder and double click RunThis.cmd to start the script.
Type Y to begin the script.
It will remove the Trojan Services then make some repairs to the registry and prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
Press any Key and it will restart the PC.
Your system will take longer that normal to restart as the fixtool will be running and removing files.
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Hello,

I have been tasked with calculating complaints using certain parameters. If 4 columns of a record match, I need to calculate the difference between subsequent dates appearing after the 1st date of the matching criteria (4 columns). The data will be be sorted so that the dates will appear in ascending order for the matching records.
For example if 4 records meet the criteria, the 1st date will be subtracted from the 2nd date, the 3rd date and the 4th date of the matching records. The number of days will be displayed in a new column.
I was wondering if there is some type of code to accomplish this. I hava attached an example.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: Calculating 30 - 60 - 90 with added criteria

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I have a Dell Dimension 9100 with WinXP on it, so I got HD with Win7 on it from my bro's computer who's processor went bad. Both are Sata HD's

I swapped the cables from the XP HD and put them on the win7 HD and then plugged the power cord and data cord for the old HD and put them in the Sata 1 spot.. So now I have the win7 HD in the Sata 0 spot and the old HD in the Sata 1 spot..

When I turn on computer, it first tries to boot up and I can see the win7 screen try to load then it stops and thats when I get the error message Windows Error Recovery do I want to Launch Start Up Repair, so I say Yes, then It say's Cannot Fix Problem and say's Problem Signature..

Help...

Note: I went into the bios and it shows both HD's, win7 first and winxp next.. If that helps..
 

A:Solved: Have Winxp added second HD with Win7

axe360 said:


I have a Dell Dimension 9100 with WinXP on it, so I got HD with Win7 on it from my bro's computer who's processor went bad. Both are Sata HD'sClick to expand...

You can't just move an OS installation. When a OS is installed it is registered to the computer (motherboard ID).

You would have to re-install Windows 7 on the hard drive which would require you having a licence key.

If it's a retail copy of Windows 7 then you should be able to install Windows 7 on your PC (Retail copies can only be installed in one computer at a time)
If it's an OEM version it will only be able to be reinstalled when using your brothers motherboard.
 

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Hello

I added 4gb ram into my computer which already had 4gb in two seperate dimm slots. Now my computer struggles to boot (fans spin then turns off) multiple times before booting with no post. The CPU Led light is on and there are no beeps.

I have cleared CMOS and tried using only one dimm slot for ram still no post. I have taken everything apart and put it back together with no success. I know I shouldn't have added extra ram which is different mhz to my current ram in another dimm slot but I'm baffled as to why it won't boot still.

My specs are:

Asus Maximus Formula III
I7-860
Nvidia 560ti
2x2gb ram
1tb HD
500gb HD
128 ssd

Thanks, any help would be much appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Added ram, computer won't boot

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My supervisor has asked me to pull together the numbers that would be involved in upgrading the machines on one of our subnets from 2 to 4 gigabytes of RAM. I have determined a cost estimate and time frame, but he also asked me to provide some kind of metric for the increase in performance we might expect from the RAM. Something simple that will make sense to management, like "computer responsiveness will increase by 45%"

Have any of you ever been asked to provide information like this? Can you offer any advice for coming up with a general, meaningful metric?

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: How to Quantify Benifit of Added RAM

I have been asked to do this before by some upper management in my corporation and I had to present it to the CFO and a few other financial employees to justify the costs. I specifically had to explain the benefits of upgrading our basic Optiplex 790 and Latitude E6420 to 8 gigs of RAM instead of 4 for a total of about 100 machines that were being used in one of our departments that runs more intensive software.

Overall in all honesty the speed of the computer and performance will not greatly increase. I found that with RAM upgrades the longevity of the computers use increases due to the demand of future software upgrades memory usage. I would explain to them that a 2 gig to 4 gig increase in RAM would help the speed approximately 15-20% but up to 30% or 40% depending on the age of the machine and the amount of old software they have on the machine. From the sound of it these are older machines and with my experience RAM upgrades tend to have more of an impact.

Overall I would explain that due to the age of the machines a RAM upgrade would increase the remaining life of the machines and also increase performance depending on the specific machine and what software it has installed on it.
 

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Hi everyone.
I am having problem with a malware. It came yesterday after I downloaded and run u.exe from ultrareach.com. I have tried some things (running scans, deleting temps etc) but i can't remove it.
It doesnt show much yet but when I start windows it immedietly begins sending and getting packages (wireless) (download / upload ratio like 10 / 1) and makes my connection slower, thats the way I am able to understood that I didnt get rid of it.
When I ran adaware, after a while bitdefender alert comes and scanning stops(froze),but i dont need to reboot, i just terminate adaware.
When i reboot in safe mode without connection and do this, no alert comes, but adaware doesnt clean.
I added screenshot but i dont know either it will help or not. Thanks alot.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 14:40:26, on 08.03.2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\APPS\HIDSERVICE\HIDSERVICE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alcohol Soft\Alcohol 120\StarWind\StarWindService.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
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A:Solved: Need Help Cleaning (hijacklog added)

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I recently ordered G. Skill RAM:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428&cm_re=G.SKILL_Ripjaws_X_F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL_8GB_2X4GB_DDR3-1600-_-20-231-428-_-Product

to upgrade my current specifications of GSkill RAM:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277&cm_re=f3-12800cl9d-4gbrl-_-20-231-277-_-Product

Once I placed inside the computer, I booted it up, but nothing appear on my monitor. My monitor then went to sleep a few moments later. My old 2x2 was from 2013 and my new 2x4 is from 2015. I tried different combinations(for example: one 2gb(old) and one 4gb(new) which worked) but as soon as I put the 2x2 in dual channels, it wouldn't boot my computer. I have a friend who has the same RAM as me except it says 2014 on it, and my new kit worked on his computer wonderfully. Could this be a problem of age? Or maybe my RAM is disfunctional?

Below are my specs:

MB: Asus M5a97 Le R2.0
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
GPU: EVGA Gtx 560ti
RAM: 4gb (2x2) GSkill SDRAM 1600
PSU: Corsair 650w
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

Please tell me if I am missing information in my post,
Thank You
 

A:Solved: Computer will not boot after I added RAM

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Recently I added a small amount of physical memory to my computer. Previously I had 192MB and now I beleive I have 224MB of physical memory. When I check the physical memory by going to System Information, System Information tells me that I have 224.00 MB of Total Physical Memory. When I check for this in System Properties, it tells me that I have 192MB of RAM. How am I supposed to know if I really have 224.00 MB or 192 MB?

If I'm not mistaking, I beleive that RAM and Total Physical Memory are the same things.

Why am I getting two different values for RAM?

Windows XP Pro SP2
 

A:Solved: Added Physical Memory/RAM

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I have a Dell 8400 that came with a SATA drive. I have bought a second drive and wanted to be able to hot swap or hot boot the drive and was told that the onboard system wouldn't support that. I have the drive in an enclosure and bought a Sata Host PCI card that is supposed to handle hot swapping. Now the problem is Windows doesn't recognize the drive. If I power up the drive and boot the computer the drive doesn't show up in Device Manager. I can go into set up and it shows up in boot sequence but not in Drives. In boot sequense it is 6th. and shows 04:08-0 then the P/N of the drive. What do I need to do to get it working??
 

A:Solved: Added SATA Drive

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Hey there,

I'm new to the forum so please excuse any newbie posting mistakes.
Here goes. I have an Acer Aspire 5737z laptop. I bought it used and with 2gb of ram. The following is not my current issue but I feel like I have to mention it: Finding the right chipset and video drivers has always been a challenge for me, as the computer overheats to the point where it shuts down if I use the latest drivers found on the Nvidia website, even when playing such low-end games as WoW:TBC or TES:Morrowind. At the moment I am running a chipset and video driver that I can play WoW with just fine but L4D2 and pretty much anything else burns it up in about 10 minutes of playing. However, the guy I bought it from said that he had just opened it all up, cleaned it and replaced the thermal paste and the fan seems to be working just fine.

Ok, now to the current issue. In hopes of improving my gaming performance in such games as Left 4 Dead 2 and Dirt 2 I recently bought additional 2gb of RAM. I put it in, it does indicate both in bios and windows that I now have 4gb installed, however performance in neither Dirt 2 nor L4D2 has increased whatsoever. Not by a single fps (Dirt 2 runs at about 20 fps for those 10 minutes before it overheats). I also don't feel any change in windows environment when browsing the net, extracting files etc., but my main concern is gaming. (I understand this isn't exactly a gaming PC, but I feel like it should run the previously mentioned games with r... Read more

A:Solved: Added 2gb of RAM, no increase in performance

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