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Seagate Share Dashboard no longer works with my Windows 8.1 Laptop

Q: Seagate Share Dashboard no longer works with my Windows 8.1 Laptop

For years I could access my GoFlex Seagate Serve off of the Seagate share dashboard online and now I can not. I am wondering if Microsoft updates has cut off this ability. The server works fine off of the desktop computers in the office and
we have no issues seeing the drive. It is just no dashboard access off of the Seagate share website.

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Preferred Solution: Seagate Share Dashboard no longer works with my Windows 8.1 Laptop

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Hiya everyone

I having a bit of trouble with my home network, I just recently bought a new mobo, processor, etc..and I added the dvd rom, cd writer and hard drives...etc out of my old computer and put with the new items. Everything is up and running just fine except for my network.

My PC specs are:
2.40ghz P4
512mb pc400 ram
Windows XP Home

I currently have the onboard LAN disabled and have a NetGear 10/100mbs PCI NIC card in there. I have it connected to a NetGear Router which connects my broadband connection and two other 2 computers. I have access to the internet just fine but I do not have access to my other computers. On this machine I can see the other computers but it says something similar to 'Network Drive not available' when I click on it. From my other computers I cannot see this one at all.

I havent changed anything and it is all exactly as it was before (it worked perfectly before the upgrade). I have all the updated drivers for everything and my network settings are the same as they were before. Currently I have it set up with client for microsoft networks, file and print sharing and tcp/ip with netbios enabled over tcp/ip. I have no idea why file sharing wont work now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:File share no longer works after hardware upgrade

Try installing the IPX/SPX protocol on it also.

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MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 21-07-2014
Ran by katey35 (administrator) on 31-07-2014 at 15:03:22
Running from "C:\Users\katey35\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 8.1  (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
========================= Flush DNS: ===================================
Windows IP Configuration
Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
========================= IE Proxy Settings: ============================== 
Proxy is not enabled.
No Proxy Server is set.
"Reset IE Proxy Settings": IE Proxy Settings were reset.
========================= Hosts content: =================================
========================= IP Configuration: ================================
Qualcomm Atheros AR8161 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.30) = Ethernet (Connected)
Ralink RT5390R 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter = Wi-Fi (Media disconnected)
# ----------------------------------
# IPv4 Configuration
# ----------------------------------
pushd interface ipv4
set global icmpredirects=enabled
set interface interface="Local Area Connection* 1" forwarding=enabled advertise=enabled nud=enabled ignoredefaultroutes=disabled
set interface interface="Wi-Fi" forwarding=enabled advertise=enabled nud=enabled ignoredefaultroutes=disabled
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A:Trojan found in seagate dashboard and in other areas.

Ive had issues for a while now from avira not responding too it saying there is something called trojan.32 or whatever it is found on my seagate dashboard.
It also says that about the recycle bin claiming malware is being found consistently when avira scans which makes no sense.
It makes no sense considering everytime Norton scans it says its safe and clean.
Here is the necessary information supplied hopefully someone can tell me whats happening here and most importantly how too stop it before it gets any worse.

MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 21-07-2014
Ran by katey35 (administrator) on 31-07-2014 at 15:21:55
Running from "C:\Users\katey35\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 8.1  (X64)
Boot Mode: Normal
========================= Flush DNS: ===================================
Windows IP Configuration
Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
========================= IE Proxy Settings: ============================== 
Proxy is not enabled.
No Proxy Server is set.
"Reset IE Proxy Settings": IE Proxy Settings were reset.
========================= Hosts content: =================================
========================= IP Configuration: ================================
Qualcomm Atheros AR8161 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.30) = Ethernet (Connected)
Ralink RT5390R 802.11... Read more

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I had a new desktop PC in August this year. Prior to that Seagate was connected to my laptop and working well, quietly in the background. However, I've now found that on the new PC it isn't backing up my files. I've set it to back up continuously but when I check on my work find that it's still 3 months out of date and has not done anything. I can see the back up is running so why aren't my personal files being backed up despite being checked on the list?

This is so annoying as I now have to resort to a memory stick and do it all manually. Can anyone give me a simple solution please?

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this morning my laptop was working fine but now after a windows update the touch pad and keyboard don't work. i have already reset took out battery and tried again. i also did a system restore to 2 previous dates. after that didn't work i went into the BIOS screen at start up and reset the defaults which showed i had keyboard usage just not when using the OS. These all haven't worked so i went into device manager and scanned for updates to the drivers with no success. idk what else i should try before getting it professionally looked at. any advice is welcome just read what ive already tried, thank you

A:After Windows update hp laptop keyboard no longer works

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Hi, everyone, I just joined and would like some help, please. I didn't find a thread specific to my case (maybe there's one and I didn't see, though). I have a 6 year old Compaq Presario F730US running Vista Home Premium and it has been working fine all these years; yesterday, while online the blue light indicating wireless ON became amber suddenly and I can no longer connect except wired. The wireless adapter is not showing on Device Manager or anywhere else and HP Wireless Assistant won't open. Things I've already tried:
-Update/uninstall/reinstall driver
-Remove/reinstall hardware
-System Restore to at least a week prior
And some other tips from some tech sites around. Of course, nothing worked.
Thanks for any help.

A:Laptop wireless no longer works

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Hello All. I have an old hp laptop (2009?) that one day stopped working on battery power. I'm not sure if the problem is that the laptop will not charge the battery or if the laptop will not make use of the battery (or both). Apparently this is a known problem with this model, but none of the online fixes I found worked.

It works when plugged in and the battery monitor reports that it is charging and at 11% however that 11% is unchanging (over weeks) and as soon as I unplug it, it shuts off.

Right now I have replaced the ram (4G to 8G) and the harddrive (500G to 1T) and dual boot arch and windows 7. I'm considering upgrading the bios, but before needlessly wasting time on something like that and potentially jacking up this computer, I wanted to know what you think.

Gnome does not indicate if it is charging or not, it just reads: estimating.


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my laptop is no longer working i can try anything myself as it will not turn off or on the light is on but nothing is happing been like this for 2 days thought the battery would have gone by now but light still on i have only had it for a month

A:had my laptop less then a month and it no longer works can n...

@CharleneJane Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! You should not be having problems with a PC this new.You paid for free HP Tech Support as part of the warranty coverage, so you might as well make use of it.While this PC is still under warranty, you should contact HP Customer Support directly to have them put you in touch with HP Technical Support to see what they can do about troubleshooting and repairing your machine remotely.I did this recently and the HP Tech was able to remotely access my PC from the Internet and do the needed repairs.If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!If you have trouble finding a phone number, then try: 1 (800) 474-6836Good Luck

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I have an advent laptop with vista ultimate operating system. (1 year old).

I no longer know what to do about facebook.....

Ok i never used to have any problems whatsoever.

I have Kaspersky security, however facebook used to work perfectly well. So it cant be that??

I have explorer 7. Again never used to have problems.
I have tried using other explorer versions, e.g. firefox, opera etc.
I did try to upgrade to explorer version 8, but for some reason this download would also not start.

I have checked all settings, ran explorer with add ons and no add ons.

I have no viruses etc. I run clean up and registry mechanic regularly.

I restart and defrag. Even tried system restore!

I just do not know what to do next....

I type in facebook.com and it takes forever to load the sign in page. When the page appears, the facebook logo is missing, and looks blank, i try and sign in as the boxes are available, but my home page will not load, or if it does (which it hasn't for well over a week now) again, the page has bits missing and you cant access anything!

I have also noticed from time to time yahoo wont load properly either (i have used the yahoo question and answer sections when searching for facebook help).

I can access all other sites!

From what i gather from numerous hours searching the net, others have the same issue. However i have friends with Vista who have no problems, my mum has XP and its fine, the same thing at work.

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A:Facebook no longer works on my laptop!

Try deleting the internet temp files in IE by going to tools internet options then click on the delete in browsing history and click on delete files button. If that doesn't work goto the advanced tab and click on the reset button.

I have no problem accessing facebook.com so its not a server issue.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 With windows 7. Mostly add music and photos on it &
read articles on the internet. The icon of the PC has a flag, and no other devices are shown. When I go to device manager, it does show Optiarc DVD + RW AD = 7585H with a yellow flag.
Did the troubleshooting and it said was unable to repair, and code 52 was provided. Also
says windows cannot identify the digital signature for the device.
Tried system restore which did not help. Tried uninstall, and rebooted.
Still shows the flagged driver and of course does not work.

A:Dell Laptop CD drive no longer works.

Hi Vince1776 Welcome to Seven Forums ... Have a couple of Options for you . Try the Link below first

Fix problems with CD or DVD drives that can

If that dont work then try downloading the Driver from the Link below

Drivers & Downloads | Dell US

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Hey all, I am having trouble with my Tablet PC. I sent this email to HP, but their email response service is apparently down until Monday :/

I'd rather not wait that long, so this is exactly what I sent them. Any suggestions to help get my tablet working again would be great.

Thanks in advance.

"Please provide the exact problem description."


Recently the touch screen input has stopped working entirely on my tx2000 series Tablet PC.

I believe that the issue is related to the "Wacom Touch Serivce".

Below is a direct link to a screen-shot of three relevant windows, from top to bottom respectively;


1] The Services window.
2] The error that is produced when I attempt to Start the service manually in the Services window.
3] The service as it appears in the System Configuration window.

This second link shows a relevant portion of my Device Manager, which is showing no errors whatsoever;


I also have one more screen-shot that appears to show there is nothing wrong with the drivers or software;


All of the options and menus appear in the Control Panel properly.
These things in mind, it appears to me that Wacom Touch Service is the issue.
I am not sure what I can do to resolve this, since reinstalling the drivers has not allowed the service to start.

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A:Tablet functionality on laptop no longer works

hi i have the exact same problem as yours. im unable to use the Tablet functionality. if u found a solution for your prob then plz let me know the same.,

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I've just reinstalled Windows 10 on this laptop and the touchscreen no longer works or is recognized. The device manager does not even list a touch-device under human interface devices, and the settings app reports that Pen & Touch is unavailable. I manually installed the intel chipset and display drivers from the support pages, but it has not made any differences. Does anyone have some insight as to why this might be happening?

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Hi, I switched to the dedicated display to resolve my choppy display issue with integrated graphics. See https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/P1-External-Display-Choppy/td-p/4486236 for details. However I just noticed the the laptop screen no longer posts or displays anything. Only external monitor works. Even unplugging hdmi cable or settings windows to mirror or extend doesn't activate the display. Is there any way to reset the bios to default settings since I can't see the post screen. Any help would be appreciated. I have all latest patches, drives and bios installed. Thansk,Marc

A:P1 Laptop display no longer works after switching to dedicated video

see this https://al-quds.org/

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Hello! I'm new here and hoping this is the right place to figure out what to do next.  I have the HP Spectre x360 laptop. According to the warranty checker, the warranty expired on May 11, 2016. When travelling to Taiwan recently, I had the laptop plugged into the wall socket directly to charge. The socket and voltage in Taiwan is the same as in the USA. There was a spark and some smoke coming from the rear of the laptop and after that the charging port no longer works. As I understand, most everything is built into the board so if there's anything that needs to be repaired/replaced it could get pricey. Or since I'm out of warranty is repair not even an option and I just have to take it as a loss?  Appreciate any help you can share. Thank you!  

A:Laptop sparked, sizzled, and charging port no longer works


  I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details). If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.
Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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I have a ProBook 4530s that is running windows 7 professional. We have two servers here in the shop the newer of the two is running windows server 2012. I have an icon on my desktop to access the shared files on these servers. One day I found that I could
no longer access the file shares with an error stating "Windows cannot access \\ComputerName Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems, click Diagnose."
All other users on the network can access these file shares no problem. I have verified that the hostname is correct. I have tried to access the shares by IP with no luck. I can ping the servers by IP or by name. I can even access the MySQL server on the
Network topology is fairly simple, One gateway, One switch, 2 Access Points.
Any help would be appreciated.

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So I accidently bent my Belkin surf and share WiFi adapter on my desktop, and the internet cut out. I assumed it was broken, so I plugged it into my laptop and turned the wifi switch to off to test it out. Strangely, it worked fine. Then I attempted other USB ports on my tower, none of them worked. The strange thing is I can see all of the available wifi networks, but can't connect to them. I tried uninstalling the drivers, restarting, and reinstalling but that doesn't seem to work. The chip is fine, as it worked on my laptop, but it refuses to work on the tower.
Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

A:Belkin Surf and Share WiFi adapter Doesn't work on desktop, yet works on laptop

Buy an adapter that hasn't been physically damaged.

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Hi, I'm having a very strange issue with my Lenovo G500 laptop that started with my touchpad mouse erratically clicking more than once on a single click. It started as a minor annoyance and escalated to the point where the touchpad mouse no longer works at all. To get around this problem, I now use an external mouse. This worked fine for a while but I am now starting to notice the same issue with it as well.

It does not seem to be a virus or malware or a failed hard drive as I just replaced my HD with a brand new SSD & fresh copy of Windows and I am still having this issue. Any ideas?

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I have a wireless network set up between my desktop, my Suddenlink modem, a Netgear wireless router, and my laptop. Up until yesterday, it was working great to where I could use my laptop anywhere in the house. Now, for some reason or another, I am unable to connect to the internet on the laptop unless the wireless adapter is connected directly to the laptop. I don't know what I am doing wrong. I just want the connection to work again to where I can connect to the internet from my laptop from anywhere in my home. Can someone help, please?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Dual-Core QL-60, x64 Family 17 Model 3 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2813 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114115 MB, Free - 70169 MB; D: Total - 110488 MB, Free - 110395 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Inc., Mantasta
Antivirus: CA Anti-Virus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Solved: Wireless internet no longer works on laptop without adapter connected directl

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Dear admins, power users etc.
The last 36h hours i spend googling my problem but couldn't get any help to solve this issue. I have multiple Windows 7 machines (32bit and 64 bit) at home.

One machine shows my samba share in the network environment and i can access it via double click perfectly.
Another machine doesn't show my samba share in the network environment. However I can access it via \\Share\mount or via \\ip\mount (after accessing the mount it shows up in the network environment, not sure what causes the problem of not showing it in the network environment initally)
The "headache-giving" machine that i refer to in the introduction doesn't show the share in the network environment nor allowing me to access the \\Share\mount or \\ip\mount but only connecting to the samba share via mounting it as Networkdrive X,Y,Z...
As one can imagine googling this problem is not the easiest task and gives you a lot of false positive results. Trying to access my Share via \\Share\mount or \\ip\mount gives me the following error message:

(i apologize for it being german, however I hope that the smart ones will understand it anyways! )

As 2/3 or the windows machines can access the samba share, samba smb.conf problems can be excluded. So I strongly assume it is a Windows problem. I am running MCAfee Virusscan Enterprise. Windows Firewall is disabled and the machine is also in the same "WORKGROUP" as the samba share.

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A:Samba Share Networkmounting as X,Y,Z works, \\Share\mount not

The error message is default when system cannot resolve the network address. Something is wrong and it could also be on the other end (Mac or Unix / Linux machine).

On the problem Windows rig, can NET VIEW see the Mac/Linux machine? Can you ping it?


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I think my CPU is dying as my PC was working fine, now sound has completely stopped, reinstalling drivers hasn't helped and i tried another sound card and that didn't help.

When Windows 7 tries to fix it it says "One or more audio services isn't running"

when i try to start windows audio service i get "Windows could not start the Windows Audio service on Local Computer. Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start"

When i try to start the other windows audio endpoint service i get yet another message "Windows could not start the Windows Audio Endpoint Builder service on Local Computer. Error 1722: The RPC server is unavailable."

I left it for a few days to see if it would come back on but it hasn't. I took my PC to my local repair shop and they said i need a new CPU and that they tried everything and couldn't fix it.

Is there any hack or fix i can use until i can afford a new computer?

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my dvd drive E will not recognize a disc, the disc is recognized and plays on my other hp notebook which is  dm4

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I bought a Intuos3 tablet which required that my old wacom driver be uninstalled first. It was a real problem getting the old driver off my machine for some reason, and I finally took my PC to a specialist for help. He tried everything as advised on the Wacom forums to no avail. Finally a download called 'Wacom Uninstall' was the only thing which took the old driver off my machine.

Since then Windows XP does not work as it should. Things like IE keep freezing and just hang there, then I had problems with Outlook Express and could not get an Internet connection for a while. WMP also no longer plays sound although I checked the settings in Audio properties and all looks normal there.

I have also done a few system restores to see if I could get back to before i had a problem, but although the system restore was 'successful', the problems I inherited after the driver removal have remained, so I really don't understand whats going on here.

Uninstalling/reinstalling Windows has been suggested, but I really don't want to do this to do this as I will loose too much I cant replace.

I am hoping there may be something else I can to to mend my Windows (which was after all working just fine until I had to remove the wacom driver.

Any ideas please?

A:Windows No Longer Works Properly

I just tried uninstalling and then reinstalling AVG anti virus because of reading a suggestion of this on another thread. Wacom instructions had said to disable the anti virus so I'm thinking perhaps there might have been a conflict somehow. Just a thought.

Although the IE browser and other Windows programs are now a bit erratic, they are still up and running and so my biggest problem at the moment seems to be that my PC cannot play any sound. Have checked the settings and all seems normal to me. cant understand why the sound should have been affected though.

Any ideas?

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After I installed a recent update from MS on my Windows 7 PC, I can no longer get Windows updates. Here's the message that pops up:
"Windows Update cannot currently check for updates because the service is not running.
You may need to restart your computer."
I have restarted a few times but the same message appears.
Does anyone know what service is being referred to here & how I would start it up?
Thanks for any help you can give.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 580 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3765 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 452 GB (315 GB Free);
Motherboard: Acer, TravelMate 6594
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Enabled and Updated

A:Windows 7 Update no longer works

Try the following and let us know if it helps

Click on Start menu
Type in cmd
Right click on cmd in list and select run as administrator
Once you are at command promt type the following exactly as typed

net start wuauserv - hit enter
sc config wuauserv start= auto -hit enter

Try updating again

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Hello, I have recently began to have problems with Windows 8 not letting me ZIP/COMPRESS Files.

Screenshot: Screenshot by Lightshot
I can't find an answer anywhere, I'd really appreciate it if someone gave me a solution without having to download a 3rd party zipper.

A:Windows 8 Problem(ZIP no longer works)

There is a way to disable ZIP folders and Files going back to Windows 7, maybe Vista. I never do this. I'll have to look up how this can be disabled/Enabled. in the meantime, try downloading WinRAR and using that until we can get this fixed:

WinRAR archiver, a powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP files

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I am running a computer with Windows XP SP2. When I put a card in my card reader it used to automatically open the picture download wizard. When I put in a DVD it automatically opened Power DVD. When I plugged in my MP3 player it automatically opened its associated software. Now, nothing seems to auto start. Any suggestions to fix this??

A:Autostart in Windows No Longer Works

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Hi there. I have a major problem as I can no longer get any security updates for vista through the windows update.
Whenever I click on it, the window opens, and just a white background is presented, then I get a message saying not responding.
Then the entire windows explorer crashes, and then reloads quickly.

Does anyone have any ideas in relation to how I can get this windows update working again?

Many thanks!

A:Windows update no longer works...?

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last night when i click on "logged out" in the start menu, something unforgiving happened.

the instant i click on "log out" in windows, my screen went blank.

and then...

my pc starts flicking on and off then on and off like mad, i can tell by looking at the power indicator light in front of my pc, in other words:

my pc RAPIDLY....

-turns on

-then off

-then on again

-then off again.

-this on-and-off thing went on 10 times straight non stop, i panicked so i push the power button to turn it off.

i then restart it and my pc butit failed to boot, it didn't beep at me like my old broken HP, but even after i restart it a couple of times, it still fails to boot, nothing but a blank screen and the busy singnal light keeps flashing at me.

i also notice something strange, when i flick the little switch on the back of my pc to turn it completely off, my keyboard still has it's lights on, i don't understand what's happening, i'm really stress right now.

i activate ASUS pc probe and it flashs a warning telling me that my "chasis fan is not spinning or deactivated".
i went on to check all three of the fans and they seem to be working because i can feel the wind coming out of it, although the wind seem abit warm, the cpu, cpu and other fans and everything else is alright, went to bios and it still saids my chasis fan is "n/a"

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A:pc no longer works after windows logout

have you checked the power supply? The Fan on the power supply could be filled with dust stoping it from working. Also try cleaning out the entire case with canned air. This maybe your problem and its curtainly could'nt hurt. Anyway, maybe this will help.


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Hi all! New to forum and Thanks in advance for any help.

System is as follows:

Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Intel Pentium 4 CPU 1.80GHz
1.79GHz 1.00 GB RAM
Windows Update no longer works from Start Menu or manually from Microsoft's website. From the start menu, when selecting Windows Update, it opens IE window but IE reports that "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" and has the "Diaognose Connection Problems" box. Typing the url to Mircosoft.com connects fine. Once on the Windows Update page it starts Checking to see if the computer has the latest version and then stops and reoports "X The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view."

Connecting to internet using the Desktop IE icon works and navigates to other sites ok too but often getting a Windows box stating "Generic Host Process for Win 32 Service has encountered a problem and needs to close. Do you want to report this to Microsoft..etc." I have selected to report it many times and then IE will usually shut down. Typing a search phrase in the IE search box returns Google results to the page but when selecting any of the search results it ends in a redirect to some unrelated page. This does not happen if you type the url for Google in the address box and then do the search. All of these things happening seems to be some kind of virus infection that keeps... Read more

A:Windows Update No Longer Works

id have a look in the mbam and avg vaults to see what those virus's are, and look them up to see what problems they create. as a rule any identity theft virus means a reformat and reinstallation of the system

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I just noticed today that My windows update won't run anymore. It's the red X image that lots of people are describing and when I try to turn it on it says it can't turn on because it's not running. Windows update is not in my services at all, nor is BITS. I've tried getting in command prompt and as far as it tells me, Bits is an invalid service name. wuauserv is also an invalid service name. Its like all of the sudden Windows update and the programs people recommend messing with to fix it are all gone. Windows defender is also not present on my computer anymore. I don't know why. I tried downloading it and it is telling me I already have it. I can see it in my search box but when I click on it to turn it on it says "the specified service does not exist as an installed service."

I am in the process of getting rid of a trojan dropper so I wonder if these problems could be related. I have been able to update just fine in the past.

A:Windows update no longer works..

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We used to use ZetaFax, I'm told. I'm new to the company. We no longer use ZetaFax. Since bringing in Windows Vista Business and Windows 7 Pro computers, and Windows 2008 Server, we now use Windows Fax and Scan. We use Fax Server on the server with quad port RocketModems installed.

Now, here's the problem. Some of our employees are having problems using Windows Fax and Scan. The way they use faxing is by finding the file (usually an Adobe Acrobat pdf), open it and then go to the Fax printer. This then auto faxes the document using Windows Fax and Scan.

For most of our employees, this works fine. But, suddenly for some it does not work. When I visit the ones who can't fax, I open Windows Fax and Scan and try to launch it. It does not launch. On some of the computers, the user gets a message that the format must be tif. For others, they get a message saying that they can not access to the document folder.

I have no idea what is wrong. I'd like to remove Windows Fax and Scan on these computers and try to reinstall it and see what happens. How can I do that?

A:Windows Fax and Scan no longer works

Just a though. Check and see if the people that can't use fax and scan have the proper permission in user account.

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I have my laptop with Win 8.1 set to automatically download updates and to notify me when any are available so I can see what they are before installing them. When I realized that my almost-daily Windows Defender definition updates were not showing up, I investigated and found no check for updates had occurred since August 4th. Trying a manual check, I got an error message with a code of 80244019. Nothing I found in Windows Help or on the web has been useful.

Any ideas on how to fix this problem? Other than installing updates, I haven't made any changes whatsoever to the laptop in months.

A:Windows Update No Longer Works

Have you checked out Microsoft's Windows Update error 80070422, 80244019, or 8DDD0018?

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I recently purchased a new Toshiba computer with Windows 7 for my daughter. I also have an older Emachines desktop computer. Along with the new computer I purchased a Belkin Max share Router and a Seagate 1 TB External HD. I got the printer set properly where both computers can print. The Hard Drive is the problem. I can see it on one computer but then at times the other can"t. If I remove power from the HD to reset it; then I can access it again. makes it dificult to set Microsoft Word to automatically save files to that drive. any hlp would be much appreciated. Thank You

A:Belkin Max Share / Seagate External HD

Are you sure you didn't configure it as "another device" that only connects to a single computer until you release it?

I'm looking at the User's Manual, pages 27 and page 28, apparently there are two operating modes for USB connected devices.

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firstly about two years ago i was making a game when suddenly my computer slowed down to the point where it took 15 mins to load a working version of windows. about half a year ago my dad got it to work faster after a bout 3 installs after that i estabalished a network with my new PC then the old one stopted working. so i resorted to my dad's other pc(i couldn't get the file transfer on that one either). a few days ago i got my old pc to work properly but now i am having trouble getting a file share on Windows and even Ubuntu but so far i would just like to know how to fix this probvlem on Windows.

A:it works, it breaks then works to the point where i can't share files

Really need more information to be able to help.
What is the make/model and operating system of each computer?
How are they connected?
Do the compuiters show in each other's Network display?
Can the computers ping each other by IP Address and Computer Name?

This is a general trouble shooting guide for simple problems.

Each computer must have a Unique Name.
Each computer must have at least one user account with a password. Vista will not share with computers that do not.
All the computers must have the same Work Group Name.
File Sharing must be turned on for each computer.
Firewalls must be configured to allow sharing.
To Turn on File Sharing.
For the XP computers go to Control Panel, Network Setup wizard.
Click next.
Click next.
If you are running wireless, the ethernet card will be listed. If connected by ethernet and you have a wireless card it will be listed.
For right now, just select "Ignore the listed connections".
Click next.
Select "This computer connects to the internet by a residential gateway".
Click next.
Enter the Work Group name.
Click next.
Select "Turn on File and printer Sharing"
Click next.
Verify all the information is correct.
Click next.
I would select "Just finish the wizard" and not make a disc. It take about the same amount of time to run the disc as to manually enter the data.
Click next.
Click finish.

Vista Computers.
Not sure where to enter the Work Group Name on Vista. Been a couple of years and my ... Read more

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When I press ctrl+alt+del a window pops up titled Windows Security and it has six options: Lock Computer, Shut Down, Log Off, Change Password, Task Manager, and Cancel. Task Manager is shaded out and can't be clicked. Anyone know how to fix this?

A:Windows Task Manager no longer works

There is a registry key at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System that may be set. If it is set then it was either set by a system administrator for your machine or a virus. Run a virus scan.

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**************NOW FIXED, SEE POST 11 FOR INFO******************
Hi all,
Ok, well I noticed today that my aero system was no longer working (am left with the default solid pastel blues...  yuk) I am not sure when it happened as it only dawned on me when I was calibrating my screen but it cant have been more than a few days.
My system:
Q6600 Quad Core @ 3.2Ghz
8 gig DDR3
ATi 5870 1Gb DDR5
Win 7 *Ultimate
Things Ive tried:
Windows Aero Glass visual effects are not working or displayed
rolling back to an earlier video driver (using driver cleaner to ensure removal and fresh install)
After that I have no clue...  The Aero themes are available to me, the background changes but the glass effects and color themes of the start bars and windows still stays the same, i.e. default solide pastel blues.

Thanks for your time.

A:Windows Aero no longer works,*FIXED*

For anyone else having these problems and the usual substandard mocrosoft fixes wont do...
Use the following method, but follow it closely as you need to edit your registry. (Its simple, but if your a novice please take your time)
1. Click on Start and type regedit at run
2. Now Navigate to the following registry key:
3. In the right details pane, create following Three
DWORD (32-bit value) entry
UseMachineCheck, and set its value to 0.
Blur, and set its value to 0.
Animations, and set its value to 0.
4. Close Regedit
5. Click on Start and type CMD with administrative Priviliges
6. Now type following command
Net Stop uxsms
Net Start uxsms
Above command will stop and start Desktop Window Manager Session Manager.
7. Now you can turn on Aero by right clicking on desktop->
Personalize -> Select Windows Colors
My thanks to several days of trial, error, and gooling.

it may not fix all missing aero problems but I`m willing to bet it may solve some of the more severe issues with the DWM.exe service.

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Microprocessor 1.8 GHz AMD Turion ™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technology TL-56
Microprocessor Cache 512KB+512KB L2 Cache
Memory 2GB
Memory Max Max supported 2048 MB
Video Graphics NVIDIA GeForce Go 6150 (UMA)
Video Memory Up to 287 MB
Hard Drive 160GB (5400 RPM) SATA
Multimedia Drive LightScribe Super Multi 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
Display 17.0" WXGA+ High-Definition BrightView Widescreen (1440 x 900)
Fax/Modem High speed 56k modem
Network Card Integrated 10/100BASE-T Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 connector)
Wireless Connectivity 802.11b/g WLAN
Multimedia Features HP Imprint Finish & Integrated Microphone

For some reason after updating, my sound will not work anywhere, but what's odd is that Firefox will play sound without a problem (YouTube, for example).. Note that I can't do a System Restore since it was disabled (for space reasons).

A:Sound no longer works after Windows Update!


my sugguestion would be to unistall the sound card via device manager, the to re-install using the Scan Hardware changes icon... this should solve the problem...

had a similar problem myself...


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So I can't update windows or anything. I can't gt automatic updates to start. When i go in services.msc in start>run i try to start the process for automatic updates and it won't let me. I go to manual, click start, and it says 'could not start automatic update service on local computer. Error 1058: The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it'. Now when I go to auto updates in control panel, it is set on automatic, however it doesn't do it.... Help?

I'm on windows xp home edition.

A:Solved: Windows update no longer works

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Hello folks, I've been trying to upgrade 2 7-Pro x64 machines to Ultimate, using Windows Anytime Upgrade, and I get through the 1st step of my name and address most of the time, and sometimes I even get to where I put my payment information in, but then I get and error saying to close Anytime Upgrade and try again.

Once I saw a different error, saying that the selected option is no longer available.

I called the help number, and the Microsoft employee said Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade is no longer available. I can't confirm this, and it seems strange that you would still be able to select it, and enter payment information and such. He told me my only options were to buy a full-version of 7 Ultimate, and do a clean install, or buy Windows 8 Pro and clean install that.

The web site still indicates it's available: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/help/videos/upgrade-to-another-edition-of-windows-7-by-using-windows-anytime-upgrade.

Anyway, can anyone confirm that Windows Anytime Upgrade no longer works? I need to use bitlocker on these two systems, and don't want to do clean installs. Thanks!

A:Windows Anytime Upgrade no longer works?

I called the help number, and the Microsoft employee said Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade is no longer available. I can't confirm this, and it seems strange that you would still be able to select it, and enter payment information and such. He told me my only options were to buy a full-version of 7 Ultimate, and do a clean install, or buy Windows 8 Pro and clean install that.

A full, upgrade or AnyTime Upgrade key will work in AnyTime Upgrade, no need to clean install.

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For years, I've been using PrintMaster Gold V4. I installed W 10 and it no longer works on a .biz file. Any suggestions?

A:Printmaster Gold no longer works with Windows 10

The Windows Compatibility Center site lists these versions to be compatible with Windows 10.

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I have installed and re-installed Paint Shop Pro 7 on this system several times (having had to re-instal and/or repair the OS).

After the lastest repair, Paint Shop Pro doesn' work. The system telling me that "This app sic can't run on your PC".

I assume that an update to Windows has caused this - or not?

Whatever, how can I get it to run on this system again? Surely if it worked before it should be possible for it to work again?

A:Old Paint Shop Pro no longer works on Windows 8.1

Hello Syncopator,

You might see if you may be able to use compatibility mode on the program to get it to run properly.

Compatibility Mode - Use in Windows 8

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I had some issues installing my updates initially, so I did them in small chunks in order to prevent my computer from freezing up. Finally I was ready to install service pack 1, but the installation continued to fail. After trying many things, Windows thinks that I have never installed any updates at all, and can't search for new ones. When I try, this is the error I receive:

"An error occurred while checking for new updates for your computer.

Error(s) found:
Code 8007370B Windows update encountered an unknown error."

It also says:

Most recent check for updates: Never
Updates were installed: Never

Which is of course not true. I'd like to try uninstalling these updates so I can try again, but I can't do that if it thinks they aren't there.

I have tried using the Update Readiness tool, which claims to be successful, but changes nothing.

I have run the update troubleshooter which claims to fix two issues, but changes nothing.

I have tried to run sfc /scannow as suggested by many people, but I receive this error:
"Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation."

I have tried stopping the Windows Update service, deleting the Software Distribution folder, and restarting the service, but it changes nothing.

I'm at my wit's end; this is a company computer and I really need to get it working again. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

A:Solved: Windows 7 update no longer works at all

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Since changing to Windows 10 I can no longer access Sky sports despite having legal access. It sometimes suggests I need to load java but the offering is through java setup which seems to be a virus?
Any ideas - PS sorry about underlining not sure how to get rid of it

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Hi. I recently upgraded to Windows XP and most of my programs still work just fine, but two in specific do not.

1) WINMX - I have been using WinMX 3.53 (latest version) for several months with no problems. I have always connected with a secondary connection. The upgrade to WinXP has rendered it non-functional. I connect no problem, I get the green CONNECTED box and everything... I can also search no problem and get lots of results. But when I start the transfer, it never actually downloads anything. Each file remains "yellow" in the transfer window indicating it is trying to connect to the user... and eventually it gives up and goes red. It just doesn't download.... even with over a hundred users available!

2) DIRECTCD - Yes I know, Easy CD Creator v. 5.0 does not work in Windows XP. The update is at the Roxio website but it requires your registration and I'm afraid I "lost" my CD key... Does anyone know of any other software out there that can burn audio and data CDs? Preferably without the exchange of currency? If I do have to pay, which software is best these days? Stick with Roxio, or Nero, or what?

THANKS GUYS! I appreciate any help you can provide.

A:WinMX & DirectCD no longer works in Windows XP

For the first problem, check to see if the Windows firewall is enabled. This may be why it isn't working. However, don't disable this if you aren't behind a router of some sort or don't have another software firewall running.

For the second problem, I believe nero has a "gimped" version of Nero on their site, at the very least they have a demo. That can get you by for now. I'm not sure about free windows software, I'm a linux guy, but it's worth a shot.

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Like many on here I had the Good redirect problem and after a couple days I can access anything after booting into Windows. The screen appears normal, but no applications are running and I cant access the internet, or even click anything.

I have gone into safemode, but no anti-virus programs will run. I have also tried to restore to an earlier time, but it restricts me from starting the process. I'm currently on a friends laptop so I don't have much time, and am limited in what I can say. If you have any suggestions it would be much appreciated. I will check back whenever I can get on. Thanks.

A:Google Redirect + Virus = Windows no longer works.

Windows appears to be function again somehow. I will attempt to try some of these other fixes now that I have access to the internet.

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