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Q: Windows having several different problems, probably of common origin.

Monday night after returning from work, several problems cropped up on my computer all at the same time after I restarted it. My computer had been running somewhat slow before then, but virus scans didn't detect anything wrong. Here are the problems that I've been having since I restarted my comp:
The first thing I noticed was that my monitor's resolution changed from its standard 1024x768 to 800x600, which made everything appear big and wouldn't fit my wallpaper properly. Also, all my icons were reset to their default positions. I managed to fix these problems and my screen resolution and icon arrangement has stayed normal, except from when I tried a system restore.
My computer has been running very slowly, far more so than before Monday night. It seems like it takes five times as long to load anything (programs, web pages, etc.). It also takes far more time than normal to restart my computer (it even failed to reboot once, and I was forced to unplug and replug my computer to get it to start up).
Whenever I scroll down the page in any window (in IE, Word, Frontpage, or any other program, it does so slowly and there's this weird "ripple" or "wave" effect to the scrolling motion. It does this whether I use a window's scroll bar or my mouse's scroll wheel. Also, a similar problem happens whenever I drag a window across the screen.
Real Player has been playing video files slowly, and the picture was all pixelated. (This was the first program I used after restarting my computer.)
Whenever I tried to fix the previous two problems, I started by consulting Window's Help & Support as well as several websites. The most common solution given (including by WH&S) was to uninstall my video controller/driver (via Device Manager) and then reinstall it (via Hardware Wizard). My video controller is the Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV graphics controller/Intel Extreme Graphics driver, which came as my computer's preinstalled graphics hardware.

Whenever I try to reinstall it, Hardware Wizard said the following:


Cannot Install this Hardware

There was a problem installing this hardware:
Intel? 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV graphics controller

An error occurred during the installation of the device

The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request.

The Properties of the video controller says the following under the General tab: "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)."

Every time I try unistalling and reinstalling the driver, the Hardware Wizard keeps saying the same thing as above, and the video controller's properties keep saying the same thing after each attempt to reinstall.

Each of these problems happened simultaneously, so I'm assuming they have a common origin. I ran another virus scan after the problems started Monday night, but again, no problems were detected. I'm guessing it's a hardware problem. I don't really know much about computers, and using all the advice of all the help, support, and troubleshooting guides I've seen has been unable to resolve the problem. I tried performing a system restore to a point before these problems occurred, but that didn't work either. I even asked on another forum, but I haven't had any help there. If someone here can help me out, I would be truly appreciative.

Thanks ahead of time. Later.

Preferred Solution: Windows having several different problems, probably of common origin.

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.)

A: Windows having several different problems, probably of common origin.

Have you ran adaware se and spybot yet?

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Monday night after returning from work, several problems cropped up on my computer all at the same time after I restarted it. My computer had been running somewhat slow before then, but virus scans didn't detect anything wrong. Here are the problems that I've been having since I restarted my comp:
The first thing I noticed was that my monitor's resolution changed from its standard 1024x768 to 800x600, which made everything appear big and wouldn't fit my wallpaper properly. Also, all my icons were reset to their default positions. I managed to fix these problems and my screen resolution and icon arrangement has stayed normal since, even after resetting my computer during my attempts to fix it.
My computer has been running very slowly, far more so than before Monday night. It seems like it takes five times as long to load anything (programs, web pages, etc.). It also takes far more time than normal to restart my computer (it even failed to reboot once, and I was forced to unplug and replug my computer to get it to start up).
Whenever I scroll down the page in any window (in IE, Word, Frontpage, or any other program, it does so slowly and there's this weird "ripple" or "wave" effect to the scrolling motion. It does this whether I use a window's scroll bar or my mouse's scroll wheel. Also, a similar problem happens whenever I drag a window across the screen.
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A:Having several different problems with Windows & computer; possible common origin.

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Hi, can someone please help as EA aren't helping me!

Origin was working fine until yesterday. Then it came up with this error code:

The procedure entry point _except1 could not be located in the dynamic link library C:\Program\Origin\Origin.exe.

So I uninstalled Origin, several times and followed EVERYTHING they told me to do, manual uninstall, do it with no anti virus etc. I even tried to download from a third party website, which did progress more in the installation but still failed with even more error messages!

I have had Microsoft access my computer and they have also tried everything and have confirmed that nothing at all is wrong with my laptop (which is what EA was trying to say).

Its really frustrating now and I hope someone can help please!

I have a Toshiba laptop and I am running windows 10.

It was compatible with windows 10 as it was working for a week or so. It did keep crashing but I changed screen resolution and was fine.

I will appreciate any help, Thanks!

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help solve some of the common ploblems of windows xp

A:windows xp common problems

Hi and Welcome,
You do need to explain what problems you're having. We will try to help but we're not psychic.


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Windows 7 based upon the developments of Vista to make a noteworthy work area working framework that is both exceptionally useful and extremely steady. Generally, in any event; the OS needs to work with a unimaginable assortment of applications and equipment, so issues do manifest. Here are probably the most widely recognized, and how to settle them.

Windows 7 close down gradually

Closing down Windows should be a snappy procedure, yet clients now and again find that the "Closing Down? " screen ends up stuck for a few minutes. This is frequently caused by the page document, a record on the hard drive that stores flood information from RAM and, if it's set to be cleared at shutdown, can moderate the procedure.

To start with, complete a Windows scan for "regedit.exe" to open the Registry Editor. When open, go to the accompanying index.

Search for the section "ClearPageFileAtShutdown" and check whether it is set to an estimation of 1, which implies it is empowered. In the event that this is along these lines, change the incentive to 0.

Be cautioned, however, that the page document speaks to a potential security opening. If somebody somehow happened to take your drive, they could take a gander at the page record to attempt and see what you were really going after. This isn't a worry for a great many people, however it might be an issue on the off chance that you handle delicate data.

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November 30, 2009 5:30 PM

Fix the Most Common Windows 7 Upgrade Problems

By Robert Strohmeyer, PC World

Experienced PC users know that not every operating-system upgrade goes smoothly--but that bit of understanding does little to offset the annoyance we feel when we're faced with seemingly unresolvable installation problems. Windows 7 has presented some users with a few serious upgrade bugs of its own. Don't worry: We'll explain how to exterminate them.

Before beginning your Windows 7 upgrade, attach your PC directly to your router via a wired ethernet connection. This will ensure that Windows 7 has a chance to download the latest installation updates directly from Microsoft at the outset of the upgrade process. By the time you read this article, it's possible that Microsoft will have created a fix for some of the following upgrade bugs, so your first step in any upgrade scenario should be to make sure that you have a wired Internet hookup to your PC from the start.

More of this seen at: Fix the Most Common Windows 7 Upgrade Problems - PC World Business Center

This one covers the following problems.

Installation Hangs at 62 Percent
Endless Reboots
Bad Product Key

A:Fix the Most Common Windows 7 Upgrade Problems

A month later and PCWorld rides to the rescue with the "fix" for Upgrade key being refused on new or formatted drive: install XP or Vista first!

They need to spend more time here in the trenches.


The Endless Reboots is helpful.

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1.) I want to run my remote, hotkey utility and so one on my Toshiba Satellite x200-22v. But... I can't find any Common Modules for 64bit version (even vista), I've installed the Hotkey Utility for XP on this Seven and it don't runs because of lack of EBlib.dll (which I can't found at Google to download).

2.) My HDMI stopped working - I was viewing movie from HD DVD disc and the TV appears black, graphics turns back to Laptop's screen and it can't find TV anymore - this one and others too. HDMI cable and input at TV works (connected PS3 to try). What could happen? HDMI broken at laptop?

A:Common Modules on Windows 7 x64 and HDMI problems

Common modules as separately tool exist for WXP only and you cannot use it for Win7. For Win7 you must use Value Added package.
Most important part of this package is ?Toshiba Components Common Driver?. It is something like common modules for WXP.

It is not easy to get proper answer. Just restart your notebook and test it again. if the problem persists try to test it on some other TV to see what will happen.
Post results and let?s see what can be next step to fix this.

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Users are reporting issues with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. At the link below are some resolutions to various problems.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update common problems and how to fix them

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I have been having problems trying to get my sound to run through the speakers in my laptop (HP Palilion dv6) instead of my headset. It started with the last service pack (Windows Vista Service Pack 2 KB948465) update and every time I try to change it from my headset to my speakers I get 'Windows common shell Dll is not responding'. I have checked for updates on the device driver, uninstalled it so it had to re-intall itself, run a registry repair program (Error Fix) and even tried going back to a restore point before the pack, then uninstalled and reinstalled the service pack. Nothing worked.

Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated as having all my sound competing against Ventrillo is really starting to get to me.

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yesterday i began using google only to notice that when i clicked on any link, it went to a random redirected link where they would be selling something etc.

with that i went to avg and tried to update to test for viruses and the connection to updates was completely unavailable, i uninstalled avg and installed bitdefender for the same outcome.

today to address the problem i went on a forum much like this one and it tod me to use malwarebytes anti-malware, i did this and whatever i have also refused to allow me to even open this.

i then changed the names of all the .exe files in the program folder and was able to open and run the programs, i removed the threats as the forum advised me to do and now when i restart my desktop i am getting recurring svchost.exe application errors.

I attemtped a system restore but it appears to have gotten their to as it assures me that i need to restart my computer which inevitably leads me back to the same error message.

if anyone could talk me through the repair of my pc in terms that i am an outside chance of understanding that would be absolutely brilliant.

forgive my naivety in advance as i may struggle.

A:big problems of unknown origin

where exactly in your start-up process do you get this error? Before or after the desktop loads

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Hi all.
So here is a interesting problem that gets my head spinning. Connection established trough Checkpoint VPN towards our domain.
IP address and DNS with Gateway provided. Through CMD you can ping with reply to your server using the common network name, (server1T). You can RTSC to your server using the common name. But once you open windows file explorer and go "\\common server
name"(\\server1T), you get your destination unreachable. Then you use the FQDN (\\server1T.domain.net), it works fine.
What has been done:
Checked All SLL, Radius, DNS config and replications, DHCP scopes, LDAP, WPAD, IPCONFIG, and Policy settings. No changes was made. The problem only started about 4 weeks ago, and its random.
Any one perhaps with an idea or who shares my problem.
Kind regards

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Hello all, Im new to the forums,
i'm having issues running Origin, installs ok but when try to run nothing happens, origin appears in task manager for a second then it goes away, i've tried many reinstalls still with the problem.
anyone have a solution for Origin not running in Win 8.1?

A:Origin not running on Windows 8.1

sombr, try the link list here, the latest at the bottom

EA Forums

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I have a HP Pavillion dv7 Notebook Pc. I was wondering if there were any problems that anyone else had involving the built-in webcam not functioning. it happened a few months in. at first it would just take forever to load up then eventually it stopped all together. I tried uninstalling the software and reinstalling it with no success. when I go to device manager it says the universal usb hub isn't functioning or something like that.

A:Common problems with my pc

I think there is problem with your webcam only. If your laptop is under warranty period then call the customer service provider and get your laptop checked. Or one possibility may be that you have installed O.S on your own and some error occurred. In that case you can re-install your O.S.

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Hi guys I'm trying to install Mass effect 3, byt whenever i try to open Origin I get the BSOD.. Detail of crash below. as well as system specs. I have no other problems this only happens when trying to open origin....I have no clue and niether does ea apparently...heh If you guys can help that be great cause I'm dying to see the conclusion of mass effect. Thanks =D

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 4105

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 50
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: FFFFF8000343339F
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

System Information
Time of this report: 3/13/2012, 17:36:46
Machine name: LUCIUS
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
System Model: NP267AA-A2L e9180f
BIOS: BIOS Date: 04/09/10 10:04:52 Ver: 5.28
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz (8 CPUs), ~2.7GHz
Memory: 9216MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 9208MB RAM
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A:Windows 7 BSOD, only happens when i try to open origin

You're using on-board video, right? If so, you will not be able to run this game

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Are they all OK or are they as bad as the other ? I think I rather play w/o them but it is not possible anymore, just too bad.

A:windows live vs steam vs Origin ?

Doesn't windows live work with steam games? I got the steam version of GTA 4 and it would sign me into windows live so I could see when my XBox friends were online. (Bonus XBox points for playing on PC. )

Never really used it much so can't say for quality, but I imagine Win Live would be for the XBoxers to stay in touch.
I'm a recovering WoW-a-holic so only know Team speak and Ventrilo.

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I figured since so many people are having Sims 2 Problems, I would post this. I have custom made this FAQ SO appreciate and enjoy it

Minimum System Requirements:
800 MHz processor
256 MB RAM
Windows(R) XP, Windows ME, Windows 98 or Windows 2000 Operating System.
At least 3.5 GB of hard drive space
A T&L-capable video card with at least 32 MB of video RAM:
ATI Radeon(TM) series (7000 or better)
VE series (see note below)
7000, 7200, 7500
8500, All-In-Wonder 8500
9000, 9200, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800
X300, X600, X800

NVIDIA(R) Quadro(TM) series
Quadro, Quadro2, Quadro4

NVIDIA GeForce series (GeForce2 and better)
GeForce 2
GeForce 3, 3 Ti
GeForce 4, 4 Ti, MX 420, 440
GeForce FX 5200, 5600, 5700, 5800, 5900, 5950
GeForce 6600, 6800

NOTE: If you have a non-T&L capable video card, such as Intel Extreme Graphics or Radeon VE series, then you need at least a 2.0 GHz processor.

Recommended System Requirements
1.6 GHz Processor
Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98
5GB (or more) HD Space
Any ATI Radeon 9000 series video card or any NVidia GeForce4 or GeForceFX Video Card.
DirectX 9.0 or better.


Q. The sims freezes while on "The Sims 2" splash screen.
A. Either your video card or sound card is conflicting with DirectX 9 or you do not have enough free Memory/RAM to run the game.
Assuming The Sims 2 is on your desktop, try this: right click on The Sims 2 >In the target line, go all the way to end of the text and put in a space after the "... Read more

A:Common Sims 2 Problems

FAQ (continued):
Q. When I try installing the new Sims 2 I am told that I need to insert a disk in the drive even though the disc is already in the drive. What's wrong?
A. This has been a common problem. Nine times out of Ten, the cd is faulty, usually because of the protection on the CD. Try exchanging the game for another one. Sometimes you just have to restart the computer with the disc in the drive, then try to install. If that does not work, ensure you are using "Disc 1" or refer to what I said in the beginning.

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I thought it might be an idea to have a thread with links to solutions/guides to common issues, because as we all know, encourage as we may, there'll always be those who won't search because they either don't want to, or don't have time. Apart from which, if it's a common problem, it makes for easy access to a solution.

First of all, please consider whether the solution to your problem may be contained in one of the READ threads at the top of the screen, if not (though this is by no means an exhaustive list...

Spyware issues:-

Check Realblackstuff's READ thread, and follow the instructions where applicable

File Associations


Repairing/Re-installing Internet Explorer

XP users - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=318378
9x/NT/2k users - http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...b;EN-US;q194177

Service Configuration

XP users - http://www.techspot.com/tweaks/winxp_services/index.shtml
win2k users - http://www.techspot.com/tweaks/win2k_services/index.shtml

Improving slow boot times


Dual Booting...

guide - http://www.techspot.com/articles/dualboot/index.shtml
...(win) installation order - http://www.techspot.com/vb/showpost.php?p=68082&postcount=10
...with Linux - http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic214.html
...with another XP - http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic17147.html
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On my older machine, which keeps chugging along with Vista....
About every 30 to 40 minutes, it gives a "hiccup" and a message appears saying: "Application Host Service has stopped working." At the same time the icon for Panda Protection, my AV, briefly shows a red X which goes out after about 5-7 seconds. I press "Close" and thing's proceed normally until the next occurrance....these periodic interruptions can go on all day.
On the other computer, which runs Windows 7, I always have to manually start the Windows Firewall and Windows Defender, and Defender seems quite reluctant to do so at times.  Once on, they stay on. I vaguely remember this began when I started to use Panda as my AV.
Haven't received any Windows Updates on the older computer since a year ago last August, and don't think it is even active, although I still scan with it. Needless to say I don't use it for any browsing where security is a must, but scans with my other security programs including MBAB and Hitman Pro show I haven't picked up any malware on it. And Panda never finds anything either.
Just wondered if Panda might be causing these glitches. Am leery of using Avasta on this computer which has running for about eight years now, or it it will even run on it. Any thoughts, as always, appreciated giving an idea what I should try next. .

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hi:I am having a laptop which I use when I am far from home due to office works.Well I have Windows 7 sp1 32bit amd soon going to install Windows 10 pro.Real talk begins: I want to know that what is my laptop capable to handle.Can it run Windows 10 efficiently? I have many more issues with this lappi. Sometimes when I turn it on the HP logo screen appears and then it stucks in black screen or sometimes it is just stuck in HP logo screen.

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hi:I am having a laptop which I use when I am far from home due to office works.Well I have Windows 7 sp1 32bit amd soon going to install Windows 10 pro.Real talk begins: I want to know that what is my laptop capable to handle.Can it run Windows 10 efficiently? I have many more issues with this lappi. Sometimes when I turn it on the HP logo screen appears and then it stucks in black screen or sometimes it is just stuck in HP logo screen.I also want the Amd Radeon 6480g drivers of Windows 7 x86 bit.Should I install Amd catalyst suit as after installing it I see performance degrade of this lappi. Well thanks....

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Just wondering prior to purchasing what problems I'm most likely to find?

A:What are the most common Vista problems?

IMO, it's devices with drivers that pose the most problem on Vista, especially if changes and updates to those drivers occur by the company.

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Okay, the title sounds vague, but I can give more information.

I am currently running Windows Vista on my HP Pavilion laptop. About a month ago, I started having an issue when Vista launched. After all of the pre-load process had finished executing, I got a message that said that Windows Explorer had stopped responding, and was restarting. Then a whole slew of programs and Windows services went through the same process. Everything from McAfee to my touchpad management software either restarted or stopped all together, and then the computer rebooted.

Now whenever I start up the computer, I still get the same problem with the following two processes: Windows Explorer, and Task Scheduler Engine. The computer does not go into a forced reboot anymore.

Certain programs have not worked properly since. The most notable are IE, Windows Live Messenger, and Yahoo Messenger. IE behaves like I have no active connection, and I can't sign into either of the messengers. Oddly enough, Firefox works just fine - no problems connecting to the net and opening pages.

As I am the only one who uses this computer, I have no idea where this could have come from.

If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update common problems and how to fix them:

How to fix failure to complete the Anniversary Update installation;

Error: We couldn't complete the updates. Undoing changes. Don't turn off your computer.
Error: Failure configuring Windows Updates. Reverting changes.
How to fix connection to the Windows Update servers

How to fix update installation after an accidental restart

How to fix driver or software compatibility issues

How to fix storage problem during installation

0x80070070 ? 0x50011
0x80070070 ? 0x50012
0x80070070 ? 0x60000
How to fix damaged or missing installation files

How to fix Windows 10 activations problems

Windows not activated
How to fix minimum system requirements issue

0xC1900200 ? 0x20008
0xC1900202 ? 0x20008
How to fix incompatible application error during installation

0xC1900208 ? 0x4000C

How to fix Windows Update errors trying to install the Anniversary Update
How to fix corrupted files on a bootable media
How to fix Media Creation Tool error installing Windows 10
How to check and repair Windows 10 before installing a major update
Some settings may not migrate during installation
Unable to install Microsoft Edge extensions after installing the Anniversary Update
Cortana disappears after installing Windows 10 build 14393.10
Windows Store apps crash after installing the Anniversary Update
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A:Anniversary Update: How to fix common problems

Thanks for the share

I'm still waiting for the update ...

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I'm trying to remove a list of item in msconfig, this things I don't know what there are but names are like 1224966878-oem10.inf and it has different extension like .pnf or inf there are the same numbre with oem10, oem9 and oem8. and some other files, I have edit the windows registry and in shared tools, have remove those entries, but everytime I restart the computer the list appears again with all the items checked again.

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Many people are posting in this category with the same problems, so I have put together a guide listing common scenarios and their solutions. One thing to note is that while an In-Place Upgrade may seem easier, there is a greater chance that something may go wrong. Most of the users on this forum agree that doing a clean install is the safer option.

One tip does not fall into any category. If you created the disc yourself (e.g. you downloaded the files, and created a bootable disc from them), try burning at the slowest speed possible.

Make sure the power cable is plugged in, as well.

Problem: Setup is stuck at X%What to try:
Disconnect all unnecessary hardware from the system. This includes hard drives, video cards, USB devices, and expansion cards. Remove all but one stick of RAM.

Use the VGA output on your card if possible.

These problems can also be caused by bad RAM. Run a memory diagnostic overnight, using Memest86 or something similar.

If nothing above works, you may have bad installation media. What condition is the disc in? Verify your copy of Windows came from a reputable source. Try burning a new DVD, using the slowest speed possible.

Problem: Error message “Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition.”
What to try:
Make sure that the partition is primary, active, and formatted with NTFS.

Instructions for marking a partition as active using Diskpart:
Open an elevated command prompt:
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A:Common Installation Problems and Their Solutions

Some may need SATA driver or RAID driver for their motherboard and/or RAID controller ready on DVD, USB or HDD attached to non-RAID hard drive if setup does not recognize hard drive while installing.

Helpful thread. +rep

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Dell 8400
3.2 Pen 4
3 gb ram
Nvidia 7900 gt 256
20" LG flatron L1930TQ

I have owned my 7900 GT for 1 to 2 years. Everything was going great, till all these new drivers came into play. With each new driver I installed, I found a different probelm. I could play COH, but then it wouldn't let me play DAW...then loaded a different one, I could play DAW but then would get glitches in game, weird looking spikes. I have been through so many different drivers... And yes, I uninstalled them before I installed the new ones.
94.24 (most recent) Well, Steam tells me to upgrade my drivers to this one, then I do, and then it tells me there out of date....?! um k.

Its not a heating issue, I never go above 55C, and I have never touched my clock. I am lost? I was just play The movies2005 game) stunts, and saw the spikes..ignored them, then I went to rotate a bulding, and game crashed....?!?! WTF mate?!
Any thoughts?

A:Common NVIDIA 7900 Problems

The "spikes" you are seeing are called artifacts. This only happens if the card is failing for one reason or another. Sorry to say, I dont think new drivers are going to help you out of this one.

If it is not the card itself failing, it could be that it is being underpowered by a failing PSU. ( which could in turn be damaging the card as it goes) What is the wattage of the PSU in the machine?

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When i start oblivion i get this:

AppName: oblivion.exe AppVer: ModName: oblivion.exe

ModVer: Offset: 000912a6

Most people who get this error do not have sufficient hardware... my copy is legit, and i have updated drivers.

PC specs:
amd 64x2 2.7 Ghz dual core
2GB ram
8800GTS 320MB
WinXP MCE 2005

it HAS worked before, i played it recently but now i get this warning, any help is great.
thanks, nate

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Just change from Windows 7 pro to Windows 10. Could get on internet with my wifi dongle (I have a desktop) which always worked before so I am trying to hard wire with ethernet but I keep getting this message along with Specific Module could not be found.
Also keeps saying  one or more network protocols are missing on this computer. Some one please help; I've been at this since 9:00 AM.

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Simple, built-in Mixer streaming provides low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to watch or interact with other gamers?no extra hardware or software required, while Xbox Play Anywhere enables you to buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Stay connected with your gaming community through the Xbox app and the power of Xbox Live.

Let?s take a closer look at the gaming PCs announced this week:

iBUYPOWER Case Builder

Built with creativity in mind, the Case Builder project allows you to configure the look and structure of your computer case upon purchase. Paint your canvas and fuel your imagination with the Snowblind Element, featuring a transparent LCD monitor display embedded into the PC case.

Designed and engineered by iBUYPOWER, the RGB Cable Combs serves as the final piece of the RGB puzzle, illuminating your exceptional cable management.

MSI launched three brand-new gaming products at CES: the new Optix gaming monitor line-up, new gaming desktops, a motherboard, a graphics card, and the new GT75VR Titan Pro with Killer Wireless-AC 1550.

MSI introduces the new Optix MPG Series

MSI is proudly expanding its Optix gaming monitor line-up with the MPG curved gaming monitors. The new Optix MPG series will consist of two 27-inch monitors, the Optix MPG27C and Optix MPG27CQ. These mark the next level in MSI gaming monitors with a curved VA panel with an 1800R curve. Both models feature a 144Hz refresh rate and 1... Read more

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Lately I've had a few issues with my computer, it got slower, and some games didnt install properly due to directX errors. So after looking at some forums for battlefield 3 directX errors I read that uninstalling Origin would be a good idea to fix the problem. While that was going on, first the mouse stopped working (keeping in mind it does that sometimes without there being a problem with the computer), then the screen froze entirely. It came back for a few seconds afterwards, then it froze again and i got the BSOD.

It was set to automatical reboot, so I couldnt read what the error was.

Now the problem I'm having is that, when I start the computer I get these options: Start computer in safe mode , Safe mode with internet, Safe mode with leadtext or whatever and Start windows Normal. Which ever I choose will fail.

Choosing the Normal startup will cause the computer to get stuck on the windows login screen with the wobbly win logo.

Choosing the Safe mode (with and without internet) causes it to stuck, it seems to not be able to load some files.

I've tried running the repair windows option, but the screen went black and nothing else happend.

A:BSOD Uninstalling Origin, Can't get past windows login screen

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

All these steps will eventually lead to a complete clean install of your system.

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This white box showed up today, about 3 inches by 4 inches, bottom right corner of my desktop, covering some of my icons.  Nothing to click on or do anything with. Ran CCleaner, AVG, Glary, and Malwarebytes.  The box still appears after a restart and using the computer for a bit.  Any ideas greatly appreciated,  Thanks, Ed

A:White box appeared on desktop "fix common computer problems"

Have you looked at your Control Panel -> Programs & Features to see if anything new has been added, that you didn't add? If there's nothing obvious I'd drop down to the Am I Infected forum and let one of the experts walk you through getting things cleaned up. I don't recommend any more do-it-yourself attempts. They could make things worse.

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lately my newest dvdrw, which i put jumper settings as slave, has been giving me problems. when reading data discs containing music, the tracks skip, which it normally NEVER does. i was just wondering if this is a common problem when putting one drive as slave, and one as master. the master drive is a dvdrom which has also been giving me problems lately, which i'll be replacing in a few days due to a faulty door. i was considering switching the position of the drives when i replace the dvdrom.

A:common master/slave dvdrom/dvdrw problems.

For some DVD r/w's they work best when installed as master. Infact My Liteon and my Aopen both came with that recommendation and that is the way they both work. It is also possible with the track skipping that it is the media instead of the drive.

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My thread was closed and I was told to follow the new instructions which I had read already. I am using Windows Vista 64bit and DDS is not compatible with this OS. I did a GMER scan only being able to select the three default options and results turned up with zero results and no log.

Here is the original message for review unless there is another set of instructions for 64bit users.

I have been testing a small application called Alpha Blender which enables me to set windows transparency case to case. I originally did a single file scan on Bit Defender and Kaspersky and both came up with clean results. However, I just used TotalVirus file scanner and it came up with the results below:


Do these results mean that I do in fact have a keylogger on my system tracking my strokes? I am using BlackViper tweaks minimum config so I know it may have helped. Just need insight on weather or not my passwords may be compromised.

I have attached an HT log for review. If any more information is needed I can help.

A:Windows 64bit - Virus.Win32.FileInfector.gen / Trojan.KeyLogger.origin



Do these results mean that I do in fact have a keylogger on my system

No, not necessarily.

Programs, often do not produce the desired results on 64 bit systems.

Lets do a couple of scans to make sure you are clean.

Please do the following:

As a Vista user I will require that all the programs I ask you to run, be run by right clicking the icon and selecting Run as Administrator. Otherwise some programs may fail to operate correctly

Download OTS**to your DesktopClose ALL OTHER PROGRAMS.
Double-click on OTS.exe to start the program.
Check the box that says Scan All Users
Check the box that says 64 bit
Under Additional Scans check the following:File - Lop Check
File - Purity Scan
Evnt - EvtViewer (last 10)

Now click the Run Scan button on the toolbar.
Let it run unhindered until it finishes.
When the scan is complete Notepad will open with the report file loaded in it.
Click the Format menu and make sure that Wordwrap is not checked. If it is then click on it to uncheck it.
Please attach the log in your next post.


Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select "Perform Quick Scan&... Read more

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I have a Compaq Presario about 3 years old with Windows XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 2.

In the last 2 days, when I turn it on, a folder comes up with the start up programs. It is called Common. Inside the folder are 3 other folders called com_os, win2k_xp and win9x_me.

It wouldn't be something I would pay attention to except that at the same time as this started happening, my computer started slowing down, programs don't shut down and it takes over 10 minutes and a lot of "cycling" before the computer shuts down. It also "cycles" a lot while it is on.

I use NOD 32 by ESET as my virus control program, it is up-to-date and it isn't showing any problem with the system.

What could be wrong and how do I fix it?

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Hello guys!
Please check the logs. PC often losing ' power ' + heat up. General ubiquitous brothel , rarely blue screens . Sometimes, problems with the intrnet (browser : DNS ; bad gateway) .
Ping in games jumps to 1500 where normally 60 - 80. When Iwant to enter the BIOS , the jams after a few seconds ( sometimes immediately ,other times running 30sec - 1min max) .
Please help 

A:Please check logs. Slow PC common problems, DNS errors. Bios jams

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Remove this program via the Control Panel > Programs > Programs and featutes applet.Driver Booster 2.2 (HKLM-x32\...\Driver Booster_is1) (Version: 2.2 - IObit)===Press the windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.Type Notepad and and click the OK key.Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to the a new file. start

HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: C:\Users\Jaqx\Desktop\27-03 MALWARE\dBug <====== UWAGA
HKLM Group Policy restriction on software: %HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRoot% <====== UWAGA
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Ograniczenia <======= UWAGA
HKU\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Ograniczenia <======= UWAGA
HKU\S-1-5-21-38001437-50664965-34969748-1000\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Ograniczenia <======= UWAGA
BHO: Brak nazwy -> {10921475-03CE-4E04-90CE-E2E7EF20C814} -> Brak pliku
Toolbar: HKU\S-1-5-21-38001437-50664965-34969748-1000 -> Brak nazwy - {1DAC0C53-7D23-4AB3-856A-B04D98CD982A} - Brak pliku
Handler: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - D:\PROGRAMY\Office12\GrooveSystem... Read more

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HI, i am Rayan. i am facing problem while installing my printer drivers, can somebody help me to resolve this.

A:Solving Common Printer Problems | Diagnose Printer Problems

Not without knowing anything about the problem. Go to the printer's support site to get directions for installing drivers. DO NOT use any install disks. Drivers have to come from the printer support site so they are up to date.

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Just wondering if someone could help me. I was sent a file that opens with Windows Shell Common Dll. What do I do with it.thanks

A:Windows Shell Common Dll

I should mention the file ends in sdw thanks

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Hi any help would be appreciated.
I run windows xp pro with sp3. Recently i installed corel videostudio pro x4 with control panel. I did not like it so i used control panel to uninstall it. which i did. ever since then if i want to use any video editing programs like ulead videostudio 9 the system comes up with"Please wait while windows configure Common".
this prevents the program from being used.(see attachment) I have reloaded Corel videostudio pro x4 in order to see if this would cure the problem but to no avail.

A:windows configures common

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I am trying to open a hopefully recovered file. When I looked at its properties is says "Windows Shell Common Dll" Does anyone know how I can open it? It does also have a spot to click and says "open with" But what can I open it with?

I accidently reformatted my computer. I did a recovery thing with ISO Mechanical software but now I can't seem to actually open anything. I really need to be able to open my documents and any outlook 2007 emails that I had in folders.

If anyone has any suggestions as to how to open some of these I would really appreciate it. It is for work and they are really important. Given the size it looks like something is there. Its hopefully just trying to open it.

Thanks so very much.

A:What is Windows Shell Common dll?

Shell DLLs are windows Library files , these files are specifically used by the Operating system. You cannot open these types of files pal !!! In other words you more or less damaged the files not recovered them if they just transformed to that kind of files. The only thing u can do is use software like EASEUS data recovery i am pretty sure you can recover your files if the size of 'em shows they are there. Good luck.

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First of all Iam a real amateur here could you please help me!
Sorry for my bad english I am from germany!
I updated to windows 7 homme premium 32 one month ago!
2 days ago I tried to open a windows theme pack file!
It should open with windows shell common but opened with windows photo gallery which naturaly didn`t work! I tried to change the program to open it in the properties of the theme file to windows shell commen but could nowhere on my pc find this programm to open the theme file! Can someone please help me what to do! windows shell common where are you?

A:where is my windows shell common?

My car is from Germany, so I will try to help you! What is the file extension for the Theme Pack...was it a .theme file? I believe you would need to enable themes using a program that patches your OS to allow 3rd party themes.

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Hi I recently upgraded my PC to:

Intel i5 2500k 3.3ghz
4 gig DDR3
Geforce 560 gtx
Windows 7 64 bit

Everytime I play games it ussualy BSoD's now it's started on the desktop I just had my first desktop crash today, it's getting really annoying and the usual error is PSN List Corrupt, I really need a way to fix this, I can provide more info if needed.

A:BSOD getting very common Windows 7 64-bit

How about some minidumps?
Take a look at this:

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Can someone enlightenme about the most common hacker and malware windows 7 attacks..And how i can counter them...I need to know them and i cant find anything specific for windows 7 at google..the nly things i've found so far are Dos POD etc that are common to every OS (i think at least)..If someone can make a list or at least link me somewhere it would be much appreciated!!Thanks in advance

A:common windows 7 attacks

They are so many in number, nobody could possibly make a comprehensive list. But here are a few things you can do to keep safe.

1) Install a good antivirus with real time protection. Among the free ones, MSE, Avast and Avira are popular. Among the paid ones theres NIS and Kaspersky among others.

2) Download and install the freeware Malwarebytes. Its an on-demand scanner you can update and run from time to time.

3) Make sure you have some sort of firewall enabled- whether windows firewall or a 3rd party like Comodo or Zonealarm. Many experts here trust winpatrol.

4) Try not to click on random popups and ads or visit too many shady sites. Software downloaded from torrent sites also often carry malware.

5) Make sure windows updates run regularly- you can adjust them to the setting of your choice.

6) Dont click on suspicious email attachments.

7) Keep UAC enabled on your computer- people sometimes complain its inconvenient but it can really save your bacon.

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Can someone help?
I have a new computer. Anyway, the TMP files are always showing. i cannot hide them. I have gone to folders and clicked on hide hidden folders. But they still show. I am scared to delete incase it affects the real file. If this makes sense? So i have an excel file. I see the file AND its temp file. If i delete it, will it affect the excel data that is saved?
It is annoying. Any new files added or changed makes a new TMP file.
Any help?

A:Windows Shell Common Dll

TMP or Temporary files are backup files or cache files created by the application being used. In this case, Excel. They are safe to delete. It is a good practice to clean your system on a regular basis. I recommend Ccleaner as a cleaning tool to keep your system uncluttered.

O! and by the way, Welcome To TSG!

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Hi...I was on a site when I got a message across the top of the page having the expression 'Windows Shell Common Dll' in it. I didn't pay much attention to it, but as an after thought I decided to check it out. I seem to recall it had something to do with add-ons and Active X...
Have I messed something up by ignoring the message? Thanks.

A:What's a Windows Shell Common Dll ??

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Hi all!

Just starting out on this forum, so I hope you can help me out.

I have a program installed that uses a dll. Recently, I started getting the following error message:
"The application or dll xxxx is not a valid windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette." (xxxx being my dll path and name; message translated from french, but I'm sure you'll recognise it, I've seen the same kind on the forums elsewhere)

My issue is not to replace the dll, I know it's not corrupt, but it is in a weird format, which might explain the message.

However, what I'd like to know is why windows is suddenly so worried about this dll, and if there's anything I can do to simply tell windows to ignore it. At which point does windows decide to check this local dll? (the program is installed locally in it's own folders, nothing in system32 or elsewhere)

Hope you can help me out!

Thanks in advance!

A:origin of message : "xxx is not a valid windows image."

Generally this error means you got the wrong version of the dll installed. IE you are running XP and installed one for Win98 and the one for XP is slightly different.

Sometimes this is a path issue and all you need to do is to copy (not move) the DLL and put it with the others in System32

In addition there are a few specific problems which cause this type of error

Autocad also has a similar problem for which there is a patch.
So please be more specific.
Is this just one dll? If so what is it?
What application and what consequence?

You should also try reregistering the dll
using your example
go to start / run and type
regsvr32 xxxx.dll
hit enter and wait for it to say success


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I upgraded from Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 8 Professional.
I have a Synaptics Pointing device as my touchpad. Version 6.something I think.
I downloaded the general Win8 driver from Synaptics' website and installed it. Everything works fine; two-finger scroll and swipe; right side help-dockbar call works, and left edge swipe to another window (or session or app; whatever it's called) works. When I go to Pointing properties, that is fine, but when I decide to go to the "Properties for Synaptics TouchPad V6.2 on PS/2 Port 1", it opens fine, but after several seconds, a window that says "Windows Shell Common dll not working, blah blah blah". How can i fix this? there are some gestures that I would like to change.

A:Windows Shell Common dll not working

any help please?

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