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Xp Home Wont Enable Dma Mode For Ata100 Hd

Q: Xp Home Wont Enable Dma Mode For Ata100 Hd


I checked my bios--HD ..UDMA MODE ENABLED.
I installed a SEAGATE ATA100 DRIVER but no difference,


Have installed xp as upgrade from ME as well as fresh install.

Preferred Solution: Xp Home Wont Enable Dma Mode For Ata100 Hd

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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I thought i'd post a video here to show what's happening, any time I try to load the desktop it crashes out and shows wallpaper only, then right click and the start tiles show again.

if you look at the top right the third time I do it you can see the deskop icons flash up just for a moment, i've also ran malwarebytes on this system and it's clean.

A:desktop mode wont enable

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hello all new user to this forum

read a few threads relating to my subject ( but not found the antidote )

i think i could do a computer restore but that will wipe all my data back to factory settings in which i am trying to save only 2 folders pictures (every pic from my kids birth to present & my daughters tech work for school projects ( YES I DID MAKE BACK UP DISKS OF THESE 2 FOLDERS BUT AFTER MOVING HOUSE JUST AFTER NEW YEAR THE DISKS HAVE BEEN MISPLACED WELL LOST AS SEARCHED EVEYWHERE BUT CANT FIND ) doh

As soon as boot up computer i keep getting the screen
we apologise for the inconvenience, but windows did not start successfully etc..

tried booting in all modes still brings me back to this screen ( cant boot in any mode )
in safe mode tho it scrolls down so many ( not a lot ) it seems to hang at

multi 0 disk 0 partition 1 windows\system 32\driver\mup.sys then tries to reboot but only to we apologise for the inconvenience, but windows did not start successfully etc..

my comp came pre installed so all i have is restore cd & restore driver cd

i can boot from restore disk to windows startup menu 1 restore windows xp
2 boot to command promt from cd rom

i can get to command prompt only know dir command

went to command promt typed in dir says
volume in drive A has no label vol serial no is @@@@@@ directory of A:\ 11 files
( autoexec bat choice com command com config sys ejectcd exe
ghost env ghost exe himen sys mscdex exe dakcdrom sys reboot exe )
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A:xp home wont boot in any mode

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Ok here's the deal.

I run windows XP home. I was on my computer (its a HP desktop) all day yesterday. I didnt do any hardware changes. I did have to go into safe mode and do a system restore from early in the week and after I did that, I restarted it a few times, it worked great and now...it wont do anything.

I turn on the pc and hit F8 to go into safe mode. I get the safemode option, I choose run in safe mode, and then my OS system and then the screen goes black and stays black. No blinking cursor, no blue screen of death...just black. It does the same thing when I just try to start it up normally. I get the Compaq start up screen and then it goes to black and nothing. No mouse, no sound when I hold a key down on the keyboard...nothing.

I have been reading in these forums for hours trying to find someone with the same problem and couldnt find one so I do hope that this post in not a repeat.

Please help.


A:Windows XP Home wont boot up in reg or safe mode

What was wrong with it before when you had to use System Restore?

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I have a motherboard Asus p5k se/epu( intel p35 board). I felt that my sata drive emulated in IDE mode... So i want to fully utilize the sata drive in xp.

Therefore I follow the method provided by other forum's member.

But the problem is that my bios setting only have one option that allowed me to select.. which is IDE mode ONLY!!! Where is the AHCI mode ?

Or any of you have your own standard way to enable AHCI mode? teach me please...?

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it keeps getting stuck mid boot, it wont work in start up repair or safe mode. 
before this happened I got two bluescreens earlier in the day. 
I have gotten blue screens before but nothing were I couldn't boot my computer. 
Thank you in advance
last known good config won't work either. 

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The other day I updated my laptop which is a Dell Inspiron 17R running Windows 7 home premium, when I updated the computer booted ok took longer than usual, I restarted the laptop but this time it wouldn't boot up, it came up with a black screen saying repair windows(recommended) or start windows normally, I clicked repair windows it said searching for problems, attempting repairs this took about an hour and a half but unfortunately did not resolve the issue I sent the error report to windows, I restarted the laptop again,  attempted booting it in safe mode no luck and the same other various options I can try but no luck they all just crashed the laptop and began restarting it,  tried repairing it again and this time it took my to a screen with various options like load backup open cmd and format my hard drive, loading the backup did nothing and  wasn't sure what to do with cmd so decided to part ways with my stuff and format the hard drive, I did this and the laptop was formatted but the OS was still on the hard drive and it was like the first time I opened it all of my personal things were gone but win 7 home premium was still there, I set it back up again installed AVG anti virus etc downloaded a few movies ran fine the next day it said windows updates need installing so, I  did , 145 updates were made  turned my laptop back on and again it was booting up and crashing followed the steps I mentioned before noting was working after messing around wit... Read more

A:Computer wont boot, wont boot in safe mode, wont load repair centre

Hello there,
It seems like you did not perform a clean installation of Windows and that's why your system is acting up. 
Follow the steps below to install a new copy of Windows:
1. To format your hard disk during Windows 7 installation you will need to start or boot your computer using the Windows 7 installation disc or USB flash drive. Insert your Windows 7 disc in your CD/DVD drive. Please note: will need to restart or turn on your system with the disc in the drive. 
2. After turning on your system with the CD in the drive go ahead and press any key when prompted during your computer post routine and then follow the instructions presented on screen. If you don’t see this go back to step 1 to setup your BIOS to boot from CD or USB flash drive depending on your installation media.
3. On the Install Windows page simply enter your preferences and click next.
4. Accept the Windows license agreement.
5. On the “Which type of installation do you want” page go ahead and choose the “Custom” option.
6. Select Drive options (advanced) on the “Where do you want to install Windows” page.
7.  Select the partition that you want to change, choose the formatting option you want to perform and then follow the instructions.
When allocating space choosing the default MB size for your drive is typically the best for most users since you want to take full advantage of all your disk... Read more

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i've tried what Microsoft suggests. i've Tried EasyBCD but still it snot enabled, and i still show 3.5GB of 4GB usable. (where thers 512MB Hardware reserved) Any idea how to force this to work?

A:Cant Enable PAE mode

I'm afraid 32 bit windows 7 has a 3.5GB RAM limit no matter what. The limits then vary working your way up the 64 bit version ladder. (the unofficial PAE stuff for Windows 7 is unstable)

Actually, scratch that. Apparently the limit is 4GB for all 32 bit versions but starter :/

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I have an issue that I can not figure out...

No matter what I set the BIOS to, I can not get DMA Mode...The device manager lists PIO mode as the current transfer mode.

My Computer:
ASRock K7S8X Motherboard running SiS746FX chipset
512 RAM - 1 Chip
Video Card
Firewire Card
Maxtor 80 gb drive ata/133 w/8mb cache
windows XP pro

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This is probably an easy question for you guys with good video cards but this is my first (high end video card virgin here) anyways I figured out why my GeForce 5200 ultra card wasn't working... VGA mode isn't enabled. I can temporarily enable it by pressing F8 on bootup but when I reboot it disables it. I'm running windows XP ... how do I enable it so it stays enabled all the time?

A:How do I Enable VGA mode?

Originally posted by Ninja Roach
This is probably an easy question for you guys with good video cards but this is my first (high end video card virgin here) anyways I figured out why my GeForce 5200 ultra card wasn't working... VGA mode isn't enabled. I can temporarily enable it by pressing F8 on bootup but when I reboot it disables it. I'm running windows XP ... how do I enable it so it stays enabled all the time?Click to expand...

Looks like you're gonna stay a virgin, cause that ain't no high-end video card you got there.

Now on to the real topic. I'm not quite sure what you are saying as regards enabling VGA mode. All you need to do is make sure you disable any onboard vga chip in the bios (because you are using an add-on video card), and that's it. Your PC should boot and video should eminate from your card. Pressing F8 during boot simply allows you to select 'safe mode', which is normally used when you are experiencing problems such as misbehaving drivers. You shouldn't need to do this at all normally.

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Hey Guys, I have a Satellite Toshiba laptop, trying to enable the ICS, by clicking the two check boxes: "Allow other network users to connect through this computers internet connection" - "Allow other network users to control or disable the shared internet connection" When i check both of these boxes and click Ok. It says "An error occurred while internet connection sharing was being enabled." Help would be much appreciated

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Hi All

I have just been trying to enable Promiscuous mode on my PC Network Card - im not trying to achieve anything dodgy!- just wanted to see how to do it

It appears my Card is able to be set in this mode but i cant find the setting in the Device manager/Driver


A:Enable Promiscuous Mode

Some nics cannot be put into promiscous mode. If you could give me the make and model of the NIC I could probably help you alot better.

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Hi there,it seems i need some support to enable the hibernation mode on my desktop. I did everything as described in this http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-550-100-Desktop-PC-series/8499648/model/9728895/docu... tutorial but it won't work.I can klick the 'Start --> On/Off --> Hibernate' button or push the sleep button on my keyboard which i've configured to hibernate but the PC performs a shutdown. Normally my PC should come up again using my mouse or the keyboard but nothing happen. Only the power button works but the system comes up like after a shutdown, all open applications are closed. I've also refreshed my BIOS but no change after this. What's the trick? Rgs. Walther

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please somebody help. I have a new website developed and there is a problem at the shopping basket. As soon as I confirm the item in the basket it takes it to zero items. The problem is "overcome" by disenabling "Enable Protected Mode" in the security settings of the IE Browser 8. Is this just my machine or are all recent browsers with the above options affected? I need to know so a big favour - please someone with IE8 go to the website "Marthascloset.co.uk" and place any item in the basket and try to confirm it. Does it go back to zero price? (don't go any further). Many thanks to anyone who will help - I know it sounds crazy but this is a genuine request - everyone I know seems to be on Win XP and that works fine.
Thanks - Graham

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Hi there,it seems i need some support to enable the hibernation mode on my desktop. I did everything as described in this http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-550-100-Desktop-PC-series/8499648/model/9728895/docu... tutorial but it won't work.I can klick the 'Start --> On/Off --> Hibernate' button or push the sleep button on my keyboard which i've configured to hibernate but the PC performs a shutdown. Normally my PC should come up again using my mouse or the keyboard but nothing happen. Only the power button works but the system comes up like after a shutdown, all open applications are closed. I've also refreshed my BIOS but no change after this. What's the trick? Rgs. Walther

A:Can't enable hibernate mode

Hey there!                      Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues with help from the community!I understand that you have issues putting your PC in hibernation mode. Difference between sleep mode and hibernation: Sleep ModeSleep mode is a power saving state that is similar to pausing a DVD movie. All actions on the computer are stopped, any open documents and applications are put in memory while the computer goes into a low-power state. The computer technically stays on, but only uses a bit of power. You can quickly resume normal, full-power operation within a few seconds. Sleep mode is basically the same thing as ?Standby? mode.Sleep mode is useful if you want to stop working for a short period of time. The computer doesn?t use much power in Sleep mode, but it does use some.HibernateHibernate mode is very similar to sleep, but instead of saving your open documents and running applications to your RAM, it saves them to your hard disk. This allows your computer to turn off entirely, which means once your computer is in Hibernate mode, it uses zero power. Once the computer is powered back on, it will resume everything where you left off. It just takes a bit longer to resume than sleep mode does (though with an SSD, the difference isn?t as noticeable as it is with traditional hard drives).Use this mode if you won?t be using your lapt... Read more

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Hi there. I have WinXP home with sp1. I have the following components:

A:Cant seem to enable hibernate mode.

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Why the setting in Edge to turn on IE mode is dimmed?
Edge> Setting> Default browser > Internet Explorer compatibility
I can successfully turn on IE mode by updating group policy, but this method is too difficult for my application's user.s
How can I have the setting enabled instead of updating the group policy?
Thank you.

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Hi there. I have WinXP home with sp1. I have the following components:

A:Cant seem to enable hibernate mode.

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My friend has moved her computer and now her monitor wont show anything on the screen. She has a compaq s710 monitor. The light on the front of the monitor is green and is flashing. We have tried to move the plugs to see if it is a connection problem but nothing happens. When we turn the tower on it seems to click but doesnt enable the screen. Plz help

A:Monitor wont enable

Here are some possibilities:

The video adaptor that you are plugging the monitor into may have become loose inside the computer. (you may be able to confirm this by gently moving the connector at the back of the computer)

There may be two video adaptors at the back of the computer (please confirm - if so try the other)

The monitor may have died (does the computer seem to be loading - flickering front lights - and sound from harddrive)

The computer itself may not be starting (does the computer seem to be loading - flickering front lights - and sound from harddrive)

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I have Installed the latest "ACTIVEX" and no matter what I do when I go to a page with activex needed it say you need to down load plugin. I uninstalled and reloaded,set my security in internet options and still nogo.I have XP SP2.
also When I try to upgrade to IE7 and SP3 neither one finishes.Ran virus scans and defraged. Is there another way to ensure active x is enabled besides the usual internet options way.Or is there a fix for this as well as one to get IE7 to get it to load?

A:Activex Wont Enable

What error messages do you get on the failed SP3 install?

What webpages are telling you that you need ActiveX? Again...what is the exact message on these pages?


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Usally when i come to this site i arrive already logged in i was messing with my security settings but now it TSG has me login everytime I have checked and my cookies are enabled can someone help

A:IE 5.5 wont enable cookies

nevermind its working now

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Win 7 Normal Mode won't start, will go past Starting up Screen and just hit a Black screen and will hit a Crash Dump (blue error screen)..... I can boot into safe mode fine and I have fun CHKSDK and after a reboot it fixed a few problems but I hit the same Crash Dump Screen. I have also made sure my whole pc is all clean and connected, no corroding parts etc etc, made sure my pci-e slot is default etc etc, no luck at all...

Its a new installation and worked fine last night and early this morning after separate boots. But as soon as I booted this afternoon it wouldn't load and would hit the blue error crash dump screen....

So any suggestions?

Just last night My main HDD died also which is why I had to use my secondary HDD as my main....


A:Win7 Normal Mode wont boot, Safe Mode works though... Help?

1) When you "ran checkdisk" dis you run it with the "/r" switch? If not, please run chkdsk /r now.2) Download BlueScreenView:http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/blue_screen_view.htmlunzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe to run the program.when scanning is done, go to EDIT - Select AllGo to FILE - SAVE Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txtOpen BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all of the content, and paste it into your next reply

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Q: ATA100

I was just wondering y its faster to have a ATA100 hard drive by itself on a Promise ATA100 than a ATA100 hard drive on a promise ATA100 and a ATA33 on a regular IDE. The regular IDE has 2 cdroms on both configs....it tested at www.pcpitstop.com


It's best to have the ATA/100 on a controller buy itself. If you connect an ata/33 on the same ribbon you will slow down the ata/100. Leave the ata/33 on the motherboard ide because you will gain nothing having it on the Promise card.

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What is the difference between an ATA100 and an ATA133 when it comes to like a Hard Drive?

A:ATA100 and ATA 133

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When I open IE it just stays as a blank screen a warning use to appear saying something about an appcrash but I messed around with it reset the settings. Also system restore wont work neither will a recovery, Im really in need of some help here.

A:Help Internet explorer wont work in normal mode, only in safe mode Windows Vista

Please post the exact warning. It should mention a particular App.

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Today I noticed that I could not open my start menu with neither the windows button, ctrl + esc, or a click of the mouse. I've also had a problem the last couple of days saving/opening files in one of the programs I used to make music. I tried to go into safe mode to do system restore, but the safe mode didn't boot. It scrolled all the system files on the screen but then just stopped and nothing happened.

So, I tried the other option (forget what it's called) that lets you perform various other system restoration tasks. I brought up the system restore screen from there, but got an error that said something about corrupt files so it could not perform the restore. I checked again, and all my restore points had been deleted.

Lastly, when I click computer, all the drives are blank with no names beside them, only the icons. I can still click them and they seem to be functioning normally, so I don't know if there is a relation to this. I don't know if some registry files were deleted or if there is some other problem. I didn't notice the start menu/safe mode/blank icon issues until I just recently installed the latest windows update.

Sorry if this seemed a little long winded, but I would appreciate help from anyone.


A:Safe mode wont boot, Start menu wont appear and various other problems

Hi -

Try a repair/ install - http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88...all-vista.html

Regards. . .



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Hi, ive just updated windows vista it said that it was done and would restart itself however it didnt and now it starts to boot up and then crashes on a blue screen which flashes so quick that i cant see what it says. I've tried to go into safe mode, boot from last configuration point also being through F8 to try this and still crashes on this blue screen. Any help would be much appreciated.


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Last night I updated windows 8.1 from windows 8.
It got to the stage where it needs to restart so it done that started the configarations and once it reached 100% it restarted.

Since then what happens is when i press power on the samsung logo comes on the screen then the black screen with the windows picture then the bsod comes up for around half a second and it restarts. then it constantly does this.

The whole cycle only takes a few seconds.

Ive tried booting in safe mode but this isnt working so I downloaded kav rescue on another computer and saved it on a flash drive, But it wont boot off this either.

Any ideas?

A:Windows wont start after 8.1 update wont boot in safe mode

What does the BSOD state? Most times it is a driver issue with the Display drivers. Other times it is hardware.

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Ok, it all started when i was dloading a program to make windows setups.(.msi). Then i decided i didnt like it and uninstalled it. After tht was done. I decided i was going to stick with Inno Setup. I have used it before and liked it. But then i noticed all or most of my desktop icons were missing. And all the start menu ientries were missing. So i figured i had a virus. SO i went to do a system resotre. But found that i oculdnt find it...due to to missing folders. So i decided i would then try to boot into safe mode. When i tried to boot it said it cannot find a file(same with normal mode). Ubfortunely i dont remember what it said. I think it said windows cannot find NRDL press ctrl alt delete to reboot. or somthing like that. Any ways i tried a few more times and it all failied. SO then i tried the windows recovery console. Nothing. I really didnt know whre to go with it. Then i decied to go into the bios and reset. Or i thought i was resseting them. I seleteced. "fails proof settings". But then i rebooted and things got worse. My monitor is now getting no signal, it says it is ocnnected though..... So i cant see what i am doing. Please any ideas. I have a Programming project that i have been working on for months now. i dont wanna lose that. And a Lang arts project. I am very computer savvy but i have tried everything. and yes i tried a differ monitor. No Dice.


Xp Home
Nvidia 6200 TC
amd 3000+
Standard Monitro.

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A:Windows wont boot, Monitor wont display picture. Cant access safe mode

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I have Toshiba Satellite Z30-A-1D2 and recently my home / end / pg up (etc) buttons stopped working.
When I press the FN key and Home I get 7.

The FN key is working o.k. - I can use it to adjust the volume etc. without any problems.

I see that there are several FN options on the same button - & 7 7 home
One of the 7 and the home button are in the FN button colors - but I cant use it to get the Home function to work.
I tried to change the FN option with FN and F11 - but it did not help.

Can you please help me?


A:Satellite Z30-A-1D2 - How to re enable the home key


which OS do you run and do you have the Toshiba Function Key tool installed?


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Hey all,
I'm new here so just so ya'll know I'm Jason. Anyways, I'm working on trying to create a Hackintosh (yes, it is possible on AMD) but it requires you to change your HD to ACHI mode. I looked in the BIOS and there is no options. Any Ideas?

A:Enable ACHI mode in BIOS?

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I am using a USB device for Internet Service. I need to boot into safe mode with networking support. Is there a solution that USB port could be detected in safe mode , letting me use Internet

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate x64 running on
HP G6 pavilion note book

A:How can I enable USB Support in Safe mode

Your USB controller driver should load normally in Safe Mode. If not look in Device Manager to see if it is detected and in error. If so uninstall it in Dev Mgr, reboot into Safe Mode to see if it loads.

Otherwise install it from the Support Downloads webpage for your model PC, probably contained in chipset.

May I ask why you are working in Safe Mode?

Is this the original corrupt HP bloatware preinstall? If so you should strongly consider doing what most tech enthusiasts do and Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7,
or at least Clean Up Factory Bloatware.

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I am fairly computer literate. I am running WinXP on an AMDK7/600mHz machine with plenty of memory and harddrive space. When I added SP2 to WinXP, among some other things the AutoProtect Mode in my NAV 2003 application appears permanently disabled; even though I have gone through all the enabling steps (NAV Options), AutoProtect won't run. I have run a complete NAV scan, both from my application and from the Symantec site. I also regularly run updated versions of SpybotS&D, Pest Patrol (plus the full suite of PP products like MemCheck, Clean, etc), Ad-Aware (6.0 Plus) and HijackThis (1.98.2). I have scoured the Symantec and other KnowledgeBases for details on AutoProtect not running, but I've either tried all the remedies--except uninstalling, then reinstalling NAV--or the suggested remedy does not fit my situation.

As I've discovered, NAV is very difficult to uninstall; the reinstall is likewise difficult, even if it's an Upgrade and NAV detects any remnants of the previous version. I've even had problems upgrading to a brand-new licensed program (such as when I installed NAV 2003). So I've tried to avoid the NAV uninstall/reinstall "solution" 'cause it's seems to be so difficult.

I know how to use Regedit to search/modify the Registry, but I'm reluctant to try anything unless I'm following a very specific checklist from a reliable KnowledgeBase (like Symantec or Microsoft). I know I have at least one Pest ("buried deep in the operating syst... Read more

A:NAV 2003 AutoProtect Mode Won't Enable

Hi and welcome to TSF!

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. You should not have any open browsers when you are following the procedures

The Temp folders should be cleaned out periodically as installation programs and hijack programs leave a lot of junk there. Download Index.dat Suite to clean out all the temp folders. Do not run it yet.

Download CWShredder and click on Fix (it will automatically fix anything it finds for you). If it asks if you want to delete a certain random file, choose No and post that filename here.

Go to My Computer->Tools->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that Show hidden files and folders is enabled. Also make sure
that the System Files and Folders are showing/visible also.

Turn off system restore by right clicking on My Computer and go to Properties->System Restore and check the box for Turn off System Restore. Click Apply and then OK. Restart your computer. After we are finished with your log file and verified that it's clean, you may turn it back on and create a new restore point.

Reboot into Safe Mode (hit F8 key until menu shows up).

Make sure to close any open browsers. Go into HijackThis->Config->Misc. Tools->Open process manager. Select the following and click
Kill process for each one if they are still listed (they shouldn't be - but double check it):

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [rtjemuejmtif] C:\WINDOWS\System32\aorcpcsz.exe

Check and fix the following in HijackThis if ... Read more

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Hi all, I have just read a very enlightening article in PC Magazine concerning SP2 Security Center Spoofing Threat - http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1639276,00.asp The article says, essentially, that the XP Firewall could possibly be spoofed by malicious script which would tell it to "open the door" for an attack. I am probably not doing the article justice so please read it, as well as Microsoft's response.I am running XP Pro on one machine only. I am set as the Administrator and the only user. The article says, in part:"...The one mitigating factor that we found is that to change the WMI, and spoof the Security Center, the script has to be running in Administrator mode. If executed in Windows XP's Limited Mode, it will give an error, and not allow changes. Unfortunately, most home users who will be at risk, run in the default administrator mode."[The question(s) part:] What are the advantages/disadvantages of running XP Pro for a single user in Limited Mode? Where do I go to make the changes?P.S. This is my first foray into the world of BC outside of the infamous Privacy Tools 2004 thread in the Breaking News - Security Forum.

A:WinXP's 'Limited' Mode - How to Enable?

Your question is a good one, Xsara. A part of my present problem is lack of understanding with regards to what I find as a damnable part of winxp pro...the logon feature, and user groups in general. I too use xp pro on one machine only and have found it diffficult to with clarity and foresight manipulate the OS in such a way to accomodate my needs. If you don't mind killin' some time, references to the problems, not the fixes are within this post of mine and links within it:my problems (in particular, the most recent parts of the thread)and this, from a post re: freshly installing windows which kinda sums it up:the questions I had in mind... I've done it a half dozen times (re-installation) and know that variations exist and they do exert influences on the issues of system stability and speed of operation to an extent.Configuring the OS, especially winxp pro can be done well, or not so well. I'm in between with regards to my own experience.I'm convinced, from the very start of it's operation, that winxp is more friendly to a large corporation with multiple PC's in multiple locations with multiple users on each one than it is to the single user who initially wanted the extra security features within the file structures themselves and may have been sorta duped by the thought that it was better to get the most advanced operating system so that preparation for the future was assisted, as well. Naturally, I'd like to hear more from someone... Read more

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Trying to setup a Hackentosh and the instructions say I need to put the Hard Drive into AHCI mode but have no clue how to do this

Any help is appreciated

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I've recently had a problem with Windows, and I can only boot in Safe Mode. Everything there works as it should. However, the drivers for my CD burner do not activate in safe mode.
In order to fix my problem, I need to create a recovery disk for vista, and I have the disk image (iso), and the software needed to do it. Only I can't, because of those pesky little drivers and their reluctance to run in safe mode.

I know it is possible in XP to solve this issue through regedit, I simply wondered if anyone knew how to load the necessary drivers for CD burning in Vista's safe mode.

Thanks in advance!

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Hey guys,

As the program is now I have the shift key disabled and the access interface hidden and the only way a user can get into the design mode or actual coding is if the user has the password. As of now if the user knows the password i enable the shift key and automatically close the program and ask the user to open it holding the shift key but the problem then is that what if the authorized user forgets to disable the key.

So my question is...Is after i verify that the user has the right password, instead of enabling the shift key is there any other way of opening the program in design mode? that is bringing the Access Db window??

Any help will be great thanks.!

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MALWARE issues!!!I was having trouble staying in SAFEMODE to try to do some cleanup on my Laptop. The malware prevented my getting into safe mode and would cause the pc to just reboot normally. Because of this, I went into the msconfig>system config utility > boot.ini> then placed a check in the safemode box. I rebooted. Now its worse because it is now stuck with the BLACK screen safe mode choices. But It still wont go into safe mode and wont even reboot normally to reg windows mode.It trys to reboot on its own after a countdown of 30 seconds. But a blue screen quickly flashes once. Then it tries to reboot over and over again no matter which option I pick (last known config, safe mode networking, safe mode, safe with command, etc), it just tries to reboot over and over again like a broken record.I can get into phoenix BIOS by pushing F10 (or F12 I think), but I dont know what I can do there.At this point, i just want my pc to be able to boot normally into Window, and I will see what I can do in reg windows mode as far as cleaning the malware off my pc.Please help in easy terms.Thanks for your help in advance...PS: Windows Home edition OEM sp2 IE7-HP pavillion 8100 laptop-I have the original sealed discs that came with my 4 or so year old Laptop.I just need to be walked step by step if I need to boot from them. I dont want to have to wipe everything out or have to do a fresh install, if I can at all avoid this....Sorry for the hassle.My original main goal... Read more

A:HELP! My Laptop wont do safe mode or boot into reg Windows mode-

Hello and welcome. I am moving this from XP to the Am I Infected forum for scans.Lets do these from normal.Please download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop. alternate download linkSave any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser! Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator. Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion. Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.Next run MBAM (MalwareBytes):NOTE: Before saving MBAM please rename it to zztoy.exe....now save it to your desktop.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and yo... Read more

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Ok, so I'm helping someone can help me on here. I was origionally running Windows 7 but had to install Ubuntu alongside it. I was installing a game, then started playing it while it continued downloading (it was a streaming download.) It ran fine for about 10 min, and then the computer froze. I decided to restart it and now it wont boot back up. Everytime I try booting it into either safe mode or regular mode it gets to the windows loading screen and then goes to the bsod and restarts. When I try booting it in safe mode it will load all the drivers until it reaches aswrvrt, then bsod flashes and it restarts. I tried booting it into recovery mode but it will reach a gray screen and then hang. I can move the courser around but nothing loads. I installed Ubuntu on a sd card so I can try and fix the problem. I can access all the data on the hard drive, so I tried uninstalling avast and the game. I dont think it worked since I can still see the files.Does anyone know what I am talking about and can help me?

A:Windows 7 wont boot into safe mode or recovery mode

Your Windows installation has corrupted in some way. If you cannot enter the "Last Known Good" option from the recovery screen you should then be looking at booting from a repair disk and repairing your file system.
EDIT: that is a windows repair disk specific to your OS that I am talking about.

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I go into bluetooth options,
I try and tell it to add a device, it says it is enabling Bluetooth. But then nothing at all happens. The message dissappears and it still says bluetooth disabled.
I upgraded the OS to

Any suggestions on how to fix this??

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Ok im wracking my brain!

i have just updated my OS to windows 7 after years of XP. Since updating, a few of my hardware devices needed to be updated aswell. One in particular was my wireless card.

So i went online and purchased a Ralink 802.11b/g/n, installed software and drivers, good to go right? wrong! the bloody thing wont enable.

I have tried everything, aswell as contacting the manufacturer. They have offered me a refund, but i dont want to give in that easy.

when i right click on the the network, it says "enabaling...enabled" then it stays disabled and shaded.

Anybody had a similar issue to this, and or has some ideas?

i have posted some pics to help
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thanks in advance

A:wireless lan card wont enable

Run Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor --> http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/win...e-advisor.aspx

Is BIOS updated?

Chipset drivers?

Regards. . .



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So i am having trouble with my new network card i got for my brothers computer.

He has Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
The network card is a new Asus PCE-N13 802.11b/g/n
When in the "Network Connections" windows. i can select enable. Then is says "Enabling.." then "Enabled!"
But yet, Still in that same window, Its disabled and shown in gray.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.


A:Network Card Wont Enable.

Do you have a wireless router? Is the wireless network setup? The security type must be the same on all machines on the net...and the workgroup name must match also....

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This morning suddenly Mcaffe Real Time Scanning stopped and every time i click and re-enable it , it get disabled again.. i am new to computers so dont exactly know what to do.
I am working on windows 8.1 and have a lenovo ideapad Z510.
Quick and Effective Help is Appreciated..

A:Antivirus Has Been Disabled!!! Wont Re-enable !!!

Welcome... Let's see if we can find some malware here.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here....ADW CleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Vista/Windows 7... Read more

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Hey guys, I need some help here before I throw my computer out the window

Trying to get my wireless adapter enabled on my PC, its a laptop on the side of the laptop there is a slide button to enable/disable the wifi, well when i slide it to enable, it wont turn on.

before i fixed this by disabling/enabling the adapter in the manage devices on my pc.

well now that doesnt fix the issue, windows says its enabling it but its not picking up any signal, and it was before, when i goto control panel> adjust commonly used mobility settings it says wireless off

help! gharrrr, thanks.

A:Wireless adapter wont enable

Quote: Originally Posted by amw86

Hey guys, I need some help here before I throw my computer out the window

Trying to get my wireless adapter enabled on my PC, its a laptop on the side of the laptop there is a slide button to enable/disable the wifi, well when i slide it to enable, it wont turn on.

before i fixed this by disabling/enabling the adapter in the manage devices on my pc.

well now that doesnt fix the issue, windows says its enabling it but its not picking up any signal, and it was before, when i goto control panel> adjust commonly used mobility settings it says wireless off

help! gharrrr, thanks.

the way you describe it just sounds like it isn't physically switching on, this is going to be purely controlled by the button on the side of the laptop ?

has this been happening since you got the laptop and has it ever worked ?

what make and model do you have ?

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I have a belkin wireless g router. one computer hooked up by cable, and another, has a wireless card in it. all of the settings i choose are a applied, except security. i choose wpa no server, tkip type 9 key. and it just goes back to disabled? any help at all?

A:wireless security wont enable

both machines are xp pro, and they are both completely updated by windows xp, both have the wireless update patch installed

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i have window xp i have been trying to enable my firewall. i check the box and then ok. then i will go right back to it and it is still check but if i go back just a little bit later its now uncheck. what can i do to make it stay checked??

A:firewall wont stay enable

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