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Homegroup: tried all the fixes, still cant get it to work

Q: Homegroup: tried all the fixes, still cant get it to work

Hello,
I want to rage on Windows 10 Homegroup because of all the hours I have spent. The homegroup is detected, but after I enter the password the homegroup is no longer detected. When I run the homegroup trouble shooting it says there is a network issue. When I run the network trouble shooting it says there is a gateway issue, but "fixed".

What I have tried:

both computers are connected to router via eithernet cable (still setup)
turning off the computers and booting one up to start a new homegroup; start up second and attempt to connect to homegroup
go into ethernet adapter properties to make sure IPv6 is ticked (it is)
went into the admin panel of my router to make sure IPv6 was enabled (it is)
went into services and made sure the following services were setup as "automatic": Peer Network Grouping, Peer Networking Identity Manager, HomeGroup Listener, and HomeGroup Provider (still setup this way)
used regedit and went to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters to add "DisabledComponents REG_DWORD Value=0" (still setup this way)
Tried disabling antivirus (could it still be a firewall issue?)

I have been going bonkers

Thoughts?

PC
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8156 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 111 GB (15 GB Free); D: 698 GB (44 GB Free); F: 1863 GB (1052 GB Free); G: 0 GB (0 GB Free); H: 139 GB (37 GB Free); X: 223 GB (26 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., 990FXA-UD3
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Laptop
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7500U CPU @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 142 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8107 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 620, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 916 GB (623 GB Free); D: 13 GB (1 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP, 81ED
Antivirus: Avira Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

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Preferred Solution: Homegroup: tried all the fixes, still cant get it to work

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Alright,

So whenever a program uses InstallShield to install or uninstall a program, it boots up, and the bar fills up preparing to run the Wizard, and right when it fills, an error message pops up: "An error occurred while launching the setup. The specified module could not be found," and then it quits.

This occurs anytime I try to install or uninstall anything that uses InstallShield. I've tried everything at the InstallShield troubleshooting site, including deleting a file in the registry (the problem key was there but deleting it didn't solve the problem), making sure I had admin privilidges, and emptying out the Temp folder. I can't reinstall InstallShield because it (ironically) requires InstallShield to install.

The one problem that I can think of would be that I just got back from college. At college, I logged onto a network to use the computer. Could this have something to do with it? I've tried logging onto the computer itself as the Admin, but the problem still occurs. This whole thing really sucks because the comp is pretty much useless not being able to install or uninstall anything.

Thanks for any help.
 

A:InstallShield doesn't work, none of the usual fixes work

Depending on what version of InstallShield you have here is a site that shows some of it's program errors >
http://helpnet.installshield.com/robo/projects/installshield10-5compact/CP_IHelpBuildErrors.htm

Have you tried this site > http://consumer.installshield.com/

InstallShield uses the Windows Installer Service. It could be that Windows Installer Service has somehow become corrupted.
Check this site out > http://consumer.installshield.com/kb.asp?id=Q108201

As a last resort you might consider reinstalling your Windows Operating System on top of itself to repair and replace the corrupted or missing files associated with InstallShield and Windows Installer Service.

Just for your information, InstallShield is the oldest installer program company. However there is another that is completely free “Inno Setup” which you may have seen when installing some programs. Here’s their site > http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php
 

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I just want to know how to get this homegroup work again on my computer that I am running windows 8

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I just want to know how to get this homegroup work again on my computer that I am running windows 8

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Help I've tried to use information off other posts to stop pop-ups from a possible virus/worm/adware but nothing so far has fixed them. A number of internet browsers are opening themselves onto amaena, and other "spyware fixing sites".
I have tried Nortons Antivirus, Spybot, Ewido & Smitfraudfix in both normal and safe modes. Nortons doesn't pick anything up and Ewido says I have adware.Look2me virus, but comes up with an error trying to fix it.

Any help greatly appreciated. I have attached the Smitfraudfix and Hijack logs...

Sites opening are:
http://img-cdn.mediaplex.com/0/7412/wind-sw1-en.html?&mpt=1155287195725&aid=mgcog4 http://www.amaena.com/securityworm81/?p=7&h=10&ax=1&ex=1&mpt=1155287948208&aid=mgcog4

Smitfraudfix (in both normal and safe mode) with no such luck. (LOG Attached)

SmitFraudFix v2.81

Scan done at 17:30:51.53, Fri 11/08/2006
Run from C:\Documents and Settings\User\Desktop\SmitfraudFix
OS: Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] - Windows_NT
Fix ran in normal mode
»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Before SmitFraudFix
!!!Attention, following keys are not inevitably infected!!!
SrchSTS.exe by S!Ri
Search SharedTaskScheduler's .dll
»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Killing process
»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Generic Renos Fix GenericRenosFix by S!Ri
»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» Deleting infected files
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hello everyone, my Radeon HD 4870 idles at 78C and from what ive read online, its too hot. I've also read the common solution is to create a profile and then edit the onboard fan that way

the fix is:
if you make a profile in catalyst after turning on Overdrive( make sure clock and memory settings are correct). You can then go to the file "C:\Users\Bretware(username)\AppData\Local\ATI\ACE \Bretw are. XML. the xml file will have the same name as the catalyst profile you saved. right click and hit edit.

<Feature name="FanSpeedAlgorithm_0">
<Property name="FanSpeedAlgorithm" value="Manual" />
</Feature>
<Feature name="FanSpeedRPMTarget_0">
<Property name="Want" value="0" />
</Feature>
<Feature name="FanSpeedPercentTarget_0">
<Property name="Want" value="65" />

Change the value to "manual" and Want value to "65"

Save the file then reload your profile in catalyst.

the problem is that I cannot find the profile i saved even with the above header. I tried doing a search on my computer for the profile but no success. anyone have any ideas?

my OS is Vista 64bit. Thank you all for your help!
 

A:4870 too hot: fixes will not work

I'm not sure how a profile will work.

Your case cooling can effect the heat of your video card. the 4870 should be Ejecting hot air out the rear of the case - but if the inside of your case is already WARM, it could cause a problem. Try to remove the cover and blow a small fan inside the case and see if it makes a difference.

Also, the cooling system on the card could be defective (not installed correctly).
 

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I have Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.
Recently certain some EXE's I open started generating the following error:
Code:
Runtime Error 429
AcitveX component can't create the object.
All EXE's with this issue have worked before. I believe this happened when I installed some microsoft updates.

Well, I have been searching google, microsoft, and every forum I can find for days. I have tried every fix I have found and none work.

I believe I narrowed down my problem to one file: scrrun.dll
Now matter what I do I cannot register it! I have replaced it multiple times and re-installed visual basic runtime 6.0 sp6. I downloaded some program that checks files for permissions, and I have full permissions. I don't know what to do. I get the following error:
Code:
dllRegisterServer in C:\WINDOWS\system32\scrrun.dll failed.
Return code was: 0x80004005
On some site it talked about dll entries in the registry. DON'T WORRY, I DIDN'T CHANGE ANYTHING YET! I searched for scrrun.dll with 'find'. It brought me to TWO entries next to eachother. They were slightly different, yet both refer to scrrun.dll. Upon examination of other entries, each dll only had one. Is this my problem? Below are screenshots.

[ARRR! Its says I can't because they link to another site!!]
 

A:Another 429 error, but other fixes don't work

Please, I am see many posts above me solved, but no one has even replied to mine!

UPDATE:

-Tried deleting both reg. keys mentioned above
-Tried different versions of the dll
-Tried registering the same dll under a different name
-Spent a few more hours endlessly searching the internet

All resulted in failure.
Please guys, I am desperate!
 

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Hi everyone.

I am trying to install Windows 7 on my PC, having successfully done so without issue on my laptop.

I have tried to burn the ISO file onto various DVD's, all of which have failed. This is not helped by my DVD drive in my PC being dated, IDE. However, I burn the ISO image to DVD's using my laptop using IMGBurn at 4x speed (or lower) and the DVD always registers in my PC.

I get various errors depending on the DVD, all burned using the same ISO.

Sometimes it starts to install, only to be met with the "files missing" error, which I presume is a bad burn.

Sometimes I get the "driver missing" message. I have followed the advice, physically unplugging all drives except the HDD I wish to install Windows to and the DVD drive. I also tried changing the SATA setting to "AHCI" as recommended. This doesn't seem to be the main issue however, as I say, I often get as far as the "Expanding Files" stage before an error occurs.

To bypass the dodgy drive and dodgy DVD burning stage, I have tried to make a bootable USB drive. I firstly used Universal USB Installer 1.8.7.3, which worked fine. However, despite booting up the initial set-up page, it said no bootable drive could be found, odd given that it got that far.

I tried using the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool, however this just says "We were unable to copy your files".

Having tried every available option I have read on this very helpful forum, I f... Read more

A:Installation Won't Work - Tried All Suggested Fixes

I assume you have tried this, but in case you hadn't, take a look USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Edit: This may also interest you: post #5 by gregrocker

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My (AX3400) Acer aspire computer doesn't have any sound. I tried enable/disable sound in my hardware manager and it doesn't do anything. I tried reinstalling my drivers automatically and it said I already had the latest drivers installed. Then I tried installing my drivers manually but I still have no sound. Then lastly I tried uninstalling the sound and rebooting my computer to let it automatically reinstall my drivers but my installation setup says the drivers were not successfully installed. My monitor (Compaq WF1907) has built in speakers and is compatible with windows 7. And yes the drivers I'm reinstalling are (apparently) compatible with windows 7, though I'm starting to think the driver description is lying to me. I'd like to try and avoid a system restore as an option. -Thanks
 

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I installed IE7 and all went well. Could connect to internet and surf fine. But the install "broke" Windows XP Help and Support. When I tried to access via Start, Help & Support, the window did not open up. Yet Task Manager showed it running! Tried to open it via Run, HelpCtr.exe, but again the window would not open and Task Manager showed 2 copies running! I manually ended both in TM. Then I uninstalled IE7 via Add/Remove to revert to IE6 (which went OK) and Help & Support window opened up fine. So the file is not corrupt & the problem is definitely related to IE7. Broadband Reports forums says IE7 is known to sometimes break Help & Support.

I'd really like to try to install IE7 again, but I will only do so if there is a way to get the Help and Support feature to work (I do a lot of knowledgebase searches). Anybody know of a workaround or fix for this bug ? Or would I have to wait until MS gets around to offering a fix through Windows Updates?

There is a Kelly's Korner "Restore Help and Support" fix a member recommended to another user, but would those fixes work for IE7? Or were they written so they would only work with IE6?

A:Will Kelly's Korner Fixes Work With Ie7?

Could you provide a link to the thread in question?
Regards,
John

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I have a Dell XPS 8300 desktop, Windows 7/64, 12gb RAM. Boot drive is a 500GB SSD, and there's a 2TB SATA drive for data. I'm a photographer, so I need lots of data storage.

I just purchased a Toshiba MD04ACA500 5TB to use as a data drive (NOT boot).

My XPS 8300 can see the drive but insists it contains only 500GB of storage, not 5TB. I've done the following:
Run Diskpart from a DOS window;
Run Diskmgmt.msc;
Run a third party partition tool; and
I've also gone through Windows KB 2581408 procedure for adding a large drive.
No matter what I do, the drive is seen as only 560 GB.

Can I get this drive to work with Windows 7 and my Dell system? If so, how? If not, what's the cause?

Any help is much appreciated.
Ed

A:5TB drive seen as only 560GB - usual fixes don't work

Have you tried downloading latest Intel RST driver?
Also download Intel Matrix storage manager and check is full capacity of 5TB hard disk drive shown (just to mention it's capacity will not exactly be 5TB).

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Hello,

I've just done a clean install of Win 10 on a Dell Latitude E6410. I didn't have acccess to Dell's own driver setup discs, so it's just what I got from Microsoft. Windows appears to run OK, but there's no sign of my DVD drive. That is, there are no DVD/CD entries in Device Manager, and no drive appearing in File Explorer.

I know the drive is fine, because I've set up the laptop as dual boot with Linux Mint, and it works perfectly well there.

I've tried doing the usual registry fix (reg.exe add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\Controller0" /f /v EnumDevice1 /t REG_DWORD /d 0x00000001), and rebooted, to no avail.

I've checked HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\ {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}, and there are no entries for Upper or Lower Filters to delete.

There are no entries for IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers in Device Manager.

There is one unknown device in the Other devices section, but from the driver details (ACPI\SMO8800\1) it appears to be the Dell Freefall sensor.

The Drive is a TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-U633F D500. Dell say they don't support Win 10 on this machine, and don't seem to want to provide a driver for it on the model specific page. I may have found one elsewhere, but as the drive doesn't appear in Device Manager, I don't know how to update it...

Can anyone suggest a solution?

Thanks,

Piers.

A:Dell E6410 - No DVD after Win 10 install - Fixes don't work!

First, the ONLY driver for optical drives of any type is the default built in Windows driver. It has been this way since Win XP.

Since Linux detects it, this says its probably not disabled in the BIOS, although I would still check as Linux can do strange things. If its disabled or not detected in the BIOS, Windows will not detect it. Dell Calls the BIOS the "Setup" and its accessed by F2 at power on.

If the BIOS is OK, reinstall the Intel motherboard chipset drivers - even if the version you have is the latest. One of the things the chipset drivers do is identify all the devices on or attached to the motherboard.

There are chipset drivers on the Dell downloads but they are old. You can get the latest at Intel: Tablet, 2in1, Laptop, Desktop, Smartphone, Server, Embedded

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Well my new (Flex 5-1570 (Type 81CA) Laptop (Lenovo) - Type 81CA) has stopped charging. It says "plugged in, not charging". I did the the whole shabang of unplugging it overnight, and uninstalling the driver "ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery" and restarting the computer, but none of that has worked. I bought this laptop 2 months ago, and the charger has never moved away from my desk before apart from me opening the box for it. The charging jack/hole thing is clear, fully intact and undamaged. That's all I got I think, hope you guys got something to help.

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AntiSpySpider removal guide found here:How to remove AntiSpySpider and sockins32.dll (Removal Instructions)-GrinlerThis is my fist HJT log post,so please bear with me. The infected PC had the homepage and desktop wallpaper changed, the registry and taskmanager had "administrator access only" blocks put on themas well. I was able to get into the registry and task manager, but every few minutes the blocks areput back in place. Also, I get constant popups , the web pages that pop up reside on my hard drive,c:\windows\prom1.html through promo6.html, this is the main annoyance, I can't see where these popups are being launched, and I can't see what is reenabling the registry and task manger blocks.I have now processes running that refer to antispyspider, if fact no processes look out of the ordinary at all.Also, there are no references to antispyspider, or promo*, in the registry, I cannot see anywhere whereall this might be getting launched from.Any help would be appreciated.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:51:30 PM, on 4/14/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOW... Read more

A:New Antispyspider Variant - March 26/08 Fixes Don't Work

Hello synappzz ,

I apologise for the delay. If you still need help, please post back a new HijackThis log.

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I have an Acer Power FH system with a Memorex CD/DVD optical drive.
Was using Windows XP and just did a clean install of 7 on a new drive.

The drive doesn't show up in my computer, or in device manager. It was available in XP and shows in BIOS. It showed briefly the first time I booted into windows 7, but when I double clicked it, it disappeared and never came back.

Maybe relevant: - it's a PATA drive and I'm using an adapter to connect it to one of the SATA slots on the motherboard. Dunno if it matters but it's set as a slave on channel 3, with the win7 boot drive being the master on channel 3. My other drives, both PATA and SATA, are showing up ok.

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Fixes I've googled that don't work:

? Removing upperlimit and lowerlimit registry entries at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

? Disabling driver signing verification under the windows 7 boot options

? Manually disabling via command line with bcdedit -set loadoptions DDISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS

? Downloading windows updates, including
Download details: Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB974332)

? Showing hidden devices in device manager, scanning for new hardware, useless windows troubleshooter.

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Am I hosed or what? Time to buy a new drive? Maybe rearranging things so the drive is connected via IDE cable?

A:Missing optical drive... none of the fixes work

Hello CreeDo,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

There may be a setting in bios to activate the sata port.

Hope this helps.

Gary

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I have the Windows Recovery Virus. I have followed several different instructions on how to fix it but it is not working.

When I run the TDSS killer, no infections are found.
When I run the Malwarebytes Anti Malware program the only thing that comes up is the PUM.Hijack.startmenu, which doesn't seem to be the problem.

I have tried everything in both normal mode and safe mode but nothing is locating the actual virus.

Any help would be appreciated. I am running Windows 7.

Thanks,
Jon

A:Windows Recovery virus - fixes won't work

Hello Jon,did you run RKill first... then without rebooting and then run TDSS and MBAM?Run RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next replyDo not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware programs will start again. Or if rebooting is required run it again.If you continue having problems running rkill.com, you can download iExplore.exe or eXplorer.exe, which are renamed copies of rkill.com, and try them instead.Post the TDSS and MBAM logs.Note: By default, the utility outputs the log into system disk (it is usually the disk with installed operating system, C:\) root folder. The Log have a name like: TDSSKiller.Version_Date_Time_log.txt.Instead... Rerun MBAM (MalwareBytes) like this:Open MBAM in normal/regular mode and click Update tab, select Check ... Read more

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Just had a customer bring over a laptop with the above mentioned WSU.
I ran a Google and noticed that all the posts were today.
Came here to "Old Faithful" and found the Amazing Grinler's Uninstall right at the top of the page.
The important part of the fix is letting the crapware run a fake scan before being able to access the PC.

Thanks, Grinler.

Pete C

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I have the yellow triangle with the ! in it with bubles that pop up from it stating,

System performance monitor: Warning

Security Alert: Spyware found

System Alert: [email protected]

System Alert: Malware threats

Security Alert: [email protected]

And these all rotate in that order. It'll pop up and stay up for a short but then goes aways. a bit later the next one pops up.

__________________________________________________________________________

IE windows that pop up are

"Security center" with a url of "http://www.savetheinformation.com/v2/?gai=hamm_h1pop&gli=pop_1&gff=hamm_70888_ece195bd%208D32DF8BD3B84783A0C5FE37E2FC8659&eai=hamm_h1pop&eli=pop_1&eaf=hamm_70888_ece195bd%208D32DF8BD3B84783A0C5FE37E2FC8659&air=hamm_h1pop&lir=pop_1&afr=hamm_70888_ece195bd%208D32DF8BD3B84783A0C5FE37E2FC8659"

"http://www.savetheinformation.com/v6/?gai=hamm_h1pop&gli=pop_1&gff=hamm_70888_ece195bd%208D32DF8BD3B84783A0C5FE37E2FC8659&eai=hamm_h1pop&eli=pop_1&eaf=hamm_70888_ece195bd%208D32DF8BD3B84783A0C5FE37E2FC8659&air=hamm_h1pop&lir=pop_1&afr=hamm_70888_ece195bd%208D32DF8BD3B84783A0C5FE37E2FC8659"

__________________________________________________________________________

Also I get little windows that look like the windows that come up on a normal system but it reads,

"Security warning: New variant of [email protected]" - as the title

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A:Solved: have issues, fixes I've read don't work

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Hello everyone, thanks in advance for the help.

Situation:

Reformatting a HP Network with original CD. Delete both the C: partition and the partition on the disk [mbr] (something I'm not used to seeing) and reformat with NTFS. Windows copies files for installation and reboots.

Upon reboot I get the following error:

Windows could not start because of the following file is missing or corrupt:
Windows Root\system32\hal.dll
Please reinstall a copy of the above file

So I do a google search and try the following fixes:

copy hal.dll from windows xp cd
delete boot.ini files and rebuild it
chkdsk -r
fixboot

and after all the didn't work, I just reinstalled Windows fresh again... which produced the same result.

I feel bad because this is my friends computer and it just had a virus and I figured a quick reformat would be the answer...

I even did a drive fitness test to make sure the drive is in healthy.

If you need any other info please let me know!

A:Missing hal.dll error; common fixes do not work

Try this:

Boot to the install cd and start a Repair Install

When the prompt for Press F6 to install thrid party drivers appears, press F5 instead.

You will be offered a scroll-down mini-window of HAL choices - select what you have.

Continue with the Repair Install.

Should now have the correct HAL.

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I have tried going into my (recently) working copy of XP and copying its HAL DLL over the "bad" one. When I tried to use the Recovery Console, my Windows installation was not even found on the drive. The command I tried was "bootcfg /scan." I ran check disk with the "/r" flag, but the scan did not turn up anything. I tried this after taking out the other HDD with Windows XP installed, and connecting it to my SATA 0 slot so that it would be master. (I had not realized that it was loading as slave to the other HDD. I had them installed in an order that went against my intention in the case, and the ordering problem followed from that.)

Setup:

HDD1 - Seagate Barracuda with Win XP (my main copy of XP)
HDD2 - some HDD I used to use with Win XP on it, that I fixed by accident
HDD3 - Seagate Barracuda used for storage

I am not sure, but I think that one I have created a partition on both Seagate Barracuda drives. Otherwise, I have two partitions on HDD1. It has been a while since I made the partitions. Currently, my MOBO has them all running as IDE drives, though I thought that the SB drives were running as SATA, previously. This PC is a new build, which I will post in my profile or wherever the PC specs go.

Another thing I tried was to turn on the AHCI in the BIOS, and although I was able to get to the Windows XP loading screen, a BSOD flashed and my machine restarted soon afterward.

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A:Solved: HAL.dll problem, other fixes I have found are did not work.

Could you state what your problem is?
 

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Hi-
All of a sudden my cd/dvd drive has vanished. The door will not open when I press the button. It doesn't show up on Device Manager and it is not in BIOS either. I did not download anything that should have caused this. I tried the fixes I found on various help pages - the Doug Knox xp_cd-dvd_fix.zip did not work. I also followed the Microsoft instructions to go into the registry and delete the upper and lower filters but when I got there, there were no filters so that didn't help either. I have rebooted numerous times, both hard and soft. I have also in desperation tried pulling the plug. Nothing has worked. I suppose it could be the drive itself, but I doubt it because it has been lightly used and it should still show up on the device mgr. I am hoping someone has another suggestion. Thanks.
 

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I have the Windows Recovery Virus. I have followed several different instructions on how to fix it but it is not working.

When I run the TDSS killer, no infections are found.
When I run the Malwarebytes Anti Malware program the only thing that comes up is the PUM.Hijack.startmenu, which doesn't seem to be the problem.

I have tried everything in both normal mode and safe mode but nothing is locating the actual virus.

Any help would be appreciated. I am running Windows 7.

Thanks,
Jon

A:Windows Recovery virus - usual fixes won't work

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What's happening is that one of my XP Pro/SP3 (32-bit) boxes is experiencing a commonly-reported problem wherein the XP boot process runs successfully but then goes into an infinite login/logoff loop (NOT a reboot loop). What happens is that the small Windows XP logo box comes up, says "Loading your personal settings", then it changes the text at the bottom to read "Logging off", whereupon the whole loop starts over again! (along with all the Microsoft music)

There are a great many other identical tech support requests out there, including some here on this board (see, for example: XP log on log off loop), but none of the suggested solutions in there or by Microsoft or by anyone else I can find actually fixes my problem!

Here are some facts along with the things I've already tried:

(1): There is no malware on the system (confirmed with several tools).

(2): The suggested Microsoft Answers solution involving userinit.exe and the userinit HKLM registry key (see the post by pjn33 at: Windows XP... logon stuck in loop), doesn't work for me (i.e., no change).

(3): A variation of (2) above is to change the userinit key to point to "C:\Windows\Explorer.exe", but that doesn't work either.

(4): There's no evidence of a corrupted registry -- that system worked fine until this loop started happening (which curiously began after I fixed a "disk full" (actually just a full partition) problem on a completely unrelated disk dri... Read more

A:XP Pro logon-logoff loop; usual fixes don't work!

This is a symptom of a virus. I know you scanned with some tools, but there are many viruses that aren't picked up with the regular tools.
Please click on the link in my signature for Virus/Malware Help do those things and post in that section of the forum for better results.

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Firefox and IE Browsers.
The various methods of deleting SAFESEARCH on the boards dealing with
adware and malware did not work. Malwarebytes doesn't even detect SAFESEARCH as a threat!
Some diagnostics didn't function at all, others stopped mid stream during scans and just hung. A few had errors at start up.  I took screenshots of the various error messages and hangups but can not upload them from my computer as images require a URL on this site. Have no idea what to do next to send safesearch TO THE GARBAGE.
 
 
SECURITY CHECK LOG 7-5-15
 
 
no HKLMRUN.TXT
 
Results of screen317's Security Check version 1.004
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 (UAC is enabled)
Internet Explorer 11
``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
Windows Security Center service is not running! This report may not be accurate!
WMI entry may not exist for antivirus; attempting automatic update.
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
MVPS Hosts File
SpyHunter 4
Java 8 Update 45
Adobe Flash Player 17.0.0.190 Flash Player out of Date!
Mozilla Firefox (39.0)
````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````
`````````````````System Health check`````````````````
Total Fragmentation on Drive C:
````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````
 
CHECKING.TXT DOES NOT OPEN. This file was copied and pasted to Notepad.
 
 
ADW CLEANER SYSTEM CHECK LOG
 
# AdwCleaner v4.207 - Logfile created 05/07/2015 at 13:10:51
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A:Trying to delete Safesearch hijack in my browser but "fixes" do not work!

Download and run wipe.
 
https://privacyroot.com/software/www/en/wipe.php
 
Under details make sure the highlighted button is ticked prior to cleaning.

 
Then System ninja
https://singularlabs.com/software/system-ninja/
 
Scan for junk then delete.
 

 
Then.....
 
Go ahead and install ccleaner Now that you have the program installed go ahead and run the cleaner function.
https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
Now that you have cleaned out some temp files, lets go ahead and disable all of the items starting up with your machine except your antivirus. To do this you will need to click on tools then start up select each item then disable.
Now that you have disabled those un-needed start ups lets go into the settings, we will have Ccleaner run when your machine boots, so that you will never have to worry about cleaning temp files again.To do this:
Hit options.
Settings.
Place a tick to run Ccleaner when the computer starts.

Now go to the advanced tab, and select close program after cleaning, now run the cleaner again this will close Ccleaner.
 
Reboot your machine and then follow the  instructions below.
 
Step 1: eScanAV.
 
Disable your antivirus prior to this scan.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/114351/how-to-temporarily-disable-your-anti-virus-firewall-and-anti-malware-programs/
Download the eScanAV Anti-Virus Toolkit (MWAV)http://www.escanav.com/english/content/products/downloadlink/downloadcounter.asp?pc... Read more

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I am running a Dell Inspiron 710M, which I know is old, but I don't have the $$ for a new laptop right now.OS: Windows XP Home 2002, SP3Issue: Microsoft Security Essentials detects "Trojandownloader: Win32/Unruy.D" every time I start. Tries to remove, but sometimes encounters and error:"Microsoft Security Essentials encountered the following error: Error code 0x80070102. The wait operation timed out. "Normally:"Category: Trojan DownloaderDescription: This program is dangerous and downloads other programs.Recommendation: Remove this software immediately.Microsoft Security Essentials detected programs that may compromise your privacy or damage your computer. You can still access the files that these programs use without removing them (not recommended). To access these files, select the 'Allow' action and click 'Apply actions'. If this option is not available, log on as administrator or ask the local administrator for help.Items: file:C:System Volume InformationMicrosoftservices.exe "Programs I have run:ESET Online scannerMBAMAd-AwareSpybot S&DAvastTDSS RootkillCCleanerI have also run MBAM in safe mode, no results.Every time I start the computer, MSE finds the same threat, and asks me to restart.I have disabled the system recovery, and removed the common Registry entries I could find associated with "Unruy" including "arcotray .exe"Could use some guidance, please!!Thanks in advance... Read more

A:Trojandowloader: Win32/Unruy.D (fixes I have found don't work)

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the ... Read more

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Got a machine that crashes a lot. Was running the 30-day trial of NOD32 and it discovered at least one virus before it crashed again.

On reboot I could not run any program - nothing whatsoever. Can't get into the registry, msconfig or command prompt.

If you try and run something you get the message:

This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel.

This link looked promising, but I couldn't do any of the things it suggested, renaming regedit.exe to regedit.com and you still couldn't run regedit.com from the run prompt.
http://forums.thetechex.net/showthread.php?tid=244

Have also tried running the various fix_exe.reg files that I downloaded. They don't run either.
 

A:Windows XP - Cannot run any programs - File association problem - No fixes work

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Pictures explain it all.


http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v228/Nivan/?action=view&current=driver1.jpg

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v228/Nivan/?action=view&current=driver2.jpg

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v228/Nivan/?action=view&current=driver3.jpg
 

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Greetings,

I've got a doozy of a Toshiba here. Originally, it had the beginnings of a failed hard drive, so we cloned it over. After that, we ran BleachBit, AdwCleaner, and JRT as a basic cleanup, not finding anything significant. HitmanPro also found nothing of note. Finishing up, we started to run Windows update to find the error message "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart the computer." Of course, restarting didn't help

Here's a list of things we've tried to get this thing fixed:

Fixit 50123
Restarting wuauserv, bits
Windows Update Readiness tool
Windows Repair All-In-One - ran the full gamut of fixes
Fixit to "Automatically diagnose and fix common problems with Windows Update"
CHKDSK /f - made corrections, nothing major.
SFC /scannow - found errors, unable to correct them

Usually, we perform a repair install after this to more definitively reset components. However, with this machine, it gets about halfway through the Expanding files section to get the error message that it "cannot configure Windows to run on this hardware".

I tried going into %systemroot%\Panther to find the setuperr.log, but the file doesn't exist. Maybe that file is only created for vanilla installations, not upgrades.

I'm starting to run out of options here. The machine isn't having infection issues, updates won't run, and I can't repair the system.

Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Red

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A:Windows Update broken. Multiple fixes didn't work.

we need the complete logs, please - the SFC scan had not completed when you copied the data for upload.


Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

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A PC on our network recently came down with a rogue antivirus infection that I found and cleaned with Malwarebytes. (Fake.Alert, Trojan.Agent and Malware.Trace) After cleaning, the PC now won't run most .exe files either from shortcuts or from Program Files in Windows Explorer. Attempts to run apps either result in the Application Unknown error message or launching of the "Open With" dialogue.

Noted exceptions: Outlook and IE will both run from the Start Menu shortcuts but will not launch from desktop shortcuts, QuickLaunch or from Windows Explorer.

The inability to run .exe files is limited to the user profile that was involved with the original infection. Administrator does not have any problems at all with executables.

I tried a couple of things I found in on this site and on the Microsoft support site.

1. While logged in as Administrator, I went to the file types dialogue to make sure that EXE files were associated with Applications. EXE does not actually appear in the list of registered file types though when I click "New" and try to create a new association for EXE, it says it is already registered with the file type Application. I tried repeating this while logged into the buggy profile but all options in the dialogue are grayed out. Again, EXE is not in the list of registered file types.

2. Then I went to regedit and looked up the exefile/shell/open/command key. The string is "%1" %* which is what it's supposed to be I belie... Read more

A:EXE files toast after malware cleanup- basic fixes didn't work

Have you tried this fix?EXE File Association Fix (Restore default association for EXE files): http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm (zipped)EXE (lnk and regfile) Fix for Windows XP: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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As suggested from the title I've been battling with this error for a while now.
I am not sure when it started but this Windows 10 installation was a clean one directly from an .iso file from Microsoft meaning no tampering was done with it.
It is a legit activation from the start, so no tampering there either.
My Windows Update works (actual system updates), but any updates/installations regarding Windows Store just refuses to work.
I've tried multiple fixes I've found online:
Relogged in the Store - achieved nothing
Tried wsreset - achieved nothing
Took ownership and tried switching it around multiple times - achieved nothing
Removed registry keys as suggested on another thread - achieved nothing
Tried sfc /scannow - achieved nothing (it did find a dll file it tried to fix regarding gpu drivers but thats another problem in itself)
Tried running apps.diagcab (not the latest diagnostic app but it provided info which the latest one did not)
Interestingly enough it showed a problem:
"Service registration is missing or corrupt"
It ofcourse failed to fix it and now I'm stuck with no idea how to proceed further, I feel like I've tried pretty much everything.

Worthy note: Since the clean install back then I didn't immediately use my email account with the System knowing that it would create a user folder with the name of my email account, so I made a local account and then later just signed in with my email and associated the system with that. This might be a possible pro... Read more

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My Thinkpad s3 Yoga 14 laptop stuck on mute. The soundbar to the right displays mute and the soundbar itself won't go away. On startup the mute LED light keeps flickering. The laptop lags and I have to go to task manager to End the processes "Thinkpad Message Client Loader" and and "Thinkpad message Receiver for Shortcut Hot Keys" for the the laptop to stop lagging (CPU is 100% on startup for some reason which may account for the reason of lagging). I have updated every driver with Driver Easy and Lenovo System Update. I have tried disabling then renabling and rolling back audio drivers but to no avail. I even uninstalled then reinstalled audio drivers. I have also gone to volume mixer, playback devices and recording devices but according to it the speaker works fine. I tried adjusting the volume in volume mixer but it keeps coming back down just as always.  The main problem is that the sound is stuck on mute and I just want it resolved. I have gone through days searching through Lenovo forums on what to do.

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As suggested from the title I've been battling with this error for a while now.
I am not sure when it started but this Windows 10 installation was a clean one directly from an .iso file from Microsoft meaning no tampering was done with it.
It is a legit activation from the start, so no tampering there either.
My Windows Update works (actual system updates), but any updates/installations regarding Windows Store just refuses to work.
I've tried multiple fixes I've found online:
Relogged in the Store - achieved nothing
Tried wsreset - achieved nothing
Took ownership and tried switching it around multiple times - achieved nothing
Removed registry keys as suggested on another thread - achieved nothing
Tried sfc /scannow - achieved nothing (it did find a dll file it tried to fix regarding gpu drivers but thats another problem in itself)
Tried running apps.diagcab (not the latest diagnostic app but it provided info which the latest one did not)
Interestingly enough it showed a problem:
"Service registration is missing or corrupt"
It ofcourse failed to fix it and now I'm stuck with no idea how to proceed further, I feel like I've tried pretty much everything.

Worthy note: Since the clean install back then I didn't immediately use my email account with the System knowing that it would create a user folder with the name of my email account, so I made a local account and then later just signed in with my email and associated the system with that. This might be a possible pro... Read more

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Hi! I'm not sure this is the right section, but since a Virus started it all, I figured it is.

Short story:
-got Virus, got rid of it (probably)
-used ccleaner to "clean" registry, which screwed it up (probably)
-now get blackscreen after login, explorer.exe doesn't start and crashes 5 seconds after starting it from task manager
-same in safe mode
-everything else seems to work
-tried most fixes suggested by googling the problem (win startup repair detects no problem, shell of winlogon reg key is "explorer.exe", sfc /scannow tells me nothing is wrong.

Complete story:
I have Win 7 home premimum 64 bit with all updates. It was preinstalled on a custom built latop from a merchant in Germany

The other day, I got a trojan virus from foolishly running an executable. Its attempt to connect to the internet was blocked by my firewall (Comodo) and Microsoft Security Essentials identified and deleted the virus.. I checked online whether any additional removal steps are necessary for that trojan and according to microsoft, that is not the case.

Still, I decided to do what I did years ago with Xp in such situations: Download a battery of scanning/removal tools to be sure.

I started with ccleaner and unfortunately did a registry cleaning, doing a back up for the first run. But then I rescanned and kept fixing reg issues till none where left. I did not create backups for those additional runs of ccleaner.

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A:Black Screen after login, explorer.exe faulty, usual fixes dont work

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Review this although you've already tried through task...
There's link to see if anything there helps,
Windows 7 Black Desktop

What exactly did you block with your firewall ?

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Where or how am I supposed to access this HomeGroup in Win7HP? I don't see a Home Group icon anywhere. It's not like XP with the Network Neighborhood where I can see shared files. Thanks.

A:How does this HomeGroup work

Here's a set of tutorials on Homegroups:

How to create a Homegroup in Windows 7
Homegroup - CreateHow to join / add a computer to a Homegroup in Windows 7
Homegroup - Add Computer or JoinHow to change Homegroup file / sharing settings in Windows 7
Homegroup - Change File and Folder Sharing SettingsHow to change the password to a Homegroup in Windows 7
Homegroup - Change PasswordHow to change a Homegroup password in Windows 7
Homegroup - Change PasswordHow to add / remove a Homegroup desktop icon in Windows 7
HomeGroup Desktop Icon - Add or Remove

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I have two computers running Windows 7 Home Premium: a Dell laptop with a 64 bit operating system and a Gateway desktop with a 32 bit operating system. The desktop is hardwired to the Internet and the laptop connects via a wireless link through the same modem.

I have set up a Homegroup. I can see the network from either computer, in Homegroup, and also on the McAfee "Manage Network" page. The same Homegroup password pops up on each computer.

I can see files in the laptop from the desktop, but when I try to launch Homegroup from the laptop I am advised, "No other Homegroup computers are currently available."

Would anyone have any idea what the problem, might be?

A:Can't Get Homegroup To Work

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ColMac


I have two computers running Windows 7 Home Premium: a Dell laptop with a 64 bit operating system and a Gateway desktop with a 32 bit operating system. The desktop is hardwired to the Internet and the laptop connects via a wireless link through the same modem.

I have set up a Homegroup. I can see the network from either computer, in Homegroup, and also on the McAfee "Manage Network" page. The same Homegroup password pops up on each computer.

I can see files in the laptop from the desktop, but when I try to launch Homegroup from the laptop I am advised, "No other Homegroup computers are currently available."

Would anyone have any idea what the problem, might be?



Laptop might not be broadcasting SSID

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I set it up on my desktop no problem. When I go to my laptop I can never get to the Join screen only the create a new homegroup.

I have windows 7 on both computers.

Any help is appreciated!

A:Can't get homegroup to work

Everything checks out until here...
how do I get to this part?
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters

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My desktop has a MS account and my portable is a local account. I have set my desktop with a Homegroup PW and have chosen what I would like to share with my portable (following the forum's instructional video). However, I do not know how to proceed from here in order to get the two computers to communicate. Do I have to go to my portable and enter the PW, and if so, how is this done? If not, what do I have to do? Also, I would imagine that once things are set up right, in order to communicate, both computers would have to be on??? Thanks.

A:Help with getting Homegroup to work?

Go to your portable > open File Explorer > left side, click Homegroup > click Join Homegroup > select what you want to share etc etc.......... >Enter password

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My desktop has a MS account and my portable is a local account. I have set my desktop with a Homegroup PW and have chosen what I would like to share with my portable (following the forum's instructional video). However, I do not know how to proceed from here in order to get the two computers to communicate. Do I have to go to my portable and enter the PW, and if so, how is this done? If not, what do I have to do? Also, I would imagine that once things are set up right, in order to communicate, both computers would have to be on??? Thanks.

A:Help with getting Homegroup to work?

Go to your portable > open File Explorer > left side, click Homegroup > click Join Homegroup > select what you want to share etc etc.......... >Enter password

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I spent some time going through previous threads on home group problems but didn't see anything that seems to address my issue.

I once used home group some years ago between my wife's computer and my laptop and had zero problems. I have long since removed that link.

Now I have built a workstation and I can't get it to set up a home group with my laptop

I created a home group on the workstation
I set the Norton Security firewall to Full Trust
I copied/pasted the home group pass word and transferred it in a text file to the laptop (via thumb drive) just so there would be no chance of not getting it right.
I then went to the laptop and put the Norton firewall on Full Trust
I then told the laptop to join the home group, which it sees, using the same password as on the workstation, but it says it can't do that.
It suggested running the network diagnostics, but that showed no problem
It suggested running the network diagnostics on the workstation but that showed no problems either.

Both computers see the other on the network and both computers agree that there is a home group and both computers agree that the laptop can't join the home group.

I've considered kicking the case of the workstation or spitting on the keyboard of the laptop but that just seems spiteful and probably not helpful

What to do ... what to do ...

Thanks for any help.

A:can't get Windows 7 HomeGroup to work

A long shot but worth to check: Homegroup requires all machines to have exactly the same time, quite often issues like yours can be solved simply by synchronizing the clock on all machines using the same time server.

See this tutorial on our sister site the Vista Forums for instructions, it applies to Windows 7, too: Internet Time Synchronization

Kari

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I have seen in the forums at least twice that IPV6 is required for Homegroups.

As part of my elimination of anything I didn't need when Homegroups didn't work for me, I disabled IPV6 on both systems. I subsequently discovered that when I removed Norton 360, everything worked. I never went back and turned IPV6 back on.

I haven't done a lot with the home network yet, but I haven't had anything fail... I checked, and it is still saying that IPV6 is disabled in the network properties for both systems.

How is my Homegroup working if IPV6 is required?

A:How does my Homegroup work without IPV6?

Please correct me if i am wrong. To my knowledge IPV6 is not required for anything within the US as of yet, so i wouldnt think there would be an issue there.

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PC 1 (Windows 7) is USB connected to a printer and is in the homegroup.
PC 2 (Windows 8) is in the homegroup, and the printer is visible when I click print.
Both PCs have Norton Internet Security.
Both PCs are awake, and the printer is on.
Both PCs have Network discovery, File and Printer Sharing, and Allow Windows to Manage Homegroup Connections on.

When I try to print from PC 2, I get no output and no visible error messages.

A:Printing to HomeGroup does not work

Do both PC's have the drivers for the printer installed?

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No matter what i do homegroup doesn't work for me.

-i have 2 pc's on my home network - 1 laptop, 1 desktop
-both homegroup passwords are entered
-folders are shared to homegroup read/write on both pc's
-nothing detected on laptop - nothing listed in network or homegroup
-laptop does appear in explorer on the desktop, but it says i don't have access to the files (this is an admin account)

I'd really appreciate some help here. Windows has me extremely frustrated. Troubleshooter is useless.

*i don't mean streaming, i mean sharing folders, thx.

A:Has anyone ever got homegroup function to work?

Your question.






Quote:
Has anyone ever got homegroup function to work?


No I have never got it to work and I spent days, weeks and the help from many members here.

So I will be watching to see if I can learn something to solve my problem.

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Hi again :)

This one is puzzling me alot :/ I cant seem to get the homegroup working between my desktop and my laptop (both running Windows 7 HE SP1). I create the homegroup with my desktop and used the password provided to connect to it on my laptop. It says they are connected. I can access my laptops libraries on my desktop, but if i try to use my laptop to access the desktops libraries i see this:

I have tried disabling the firewall (Avg) on both computers.. Id also like to add that the desktop computer does not always show up in the network.. it is very inconsistent.. I have no clue what is going on!
Any help?!?
Thanks
Labarr15

A:Laptop wont work with homegroup

Well start with what it lists there first. Particularity the network location. Also, if you have Windows firewall up try disabling it as well.

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Greetings.
I'm a total newbie on homenet in Windows 7 and windows 8, so please bear with me on this.

Earlier I had a Windows 7 "main-PC", and a small (very small) PC running 24/7 with WinXP. With that my network drives worked fine from Windows 7. I could read the drive on the XP, but not the other way. That was OK.

I then got a Windows 8 pro x64 upgrade licens, so I upgraded my Windows XP to Windows 8 Pro, thinking that home-network now just run without problems. What a mistake

At first I tried to create a homegroup on my Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Some services did not run, so I checked your guide to create a home group Homegroup - Create. That was not possible as I first had to change the language in my Windows from danish to english, and after that try to find the services the guide need.

Function Discovery Provider Host and Function Discovery Resource Publication is not on my servicelist, so I don't know what to do. In settings of homegroup, I can mark the things I want to share (pics, music aso), and then save the setting. But next time I look at this page, I share nothing again. It does not start sharing anything. At the Windows 8 PC I have joined the homegroup and typed the password got from Win7-PC. It claim to be connected to the home group, but no other computer is to be seen. The same in the Win7-PC. It also claim to be connected to the same homegroup, but no other computer is to be seen. Homegroup was created witn win7, and homegroup was joine... Read more

A:homegroup not work - network drive can't remember - please help

Can anybody help me to what service must be running to remember Username and password for a network-drive? After reboot, my Windows 7 can't connect to my networkdrive without I have to reenter username.
Home-group is given up, so only network-drive has interest right now.

Please, share some gold-ideas.

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Turning the HomeGroup option on in the start menu:

+ clicking it:

= this:
Using the HomeGroup option in File Explorer = it works:
Has anyone else encountered this problem, or is it just me? If someone has encountered it, could you let me know how to fix it? I'd like to be able to go to HomeGroup from the start menu instead of File Explorer. Thanks in advance.

A:HomeGroup Start Menu Option Doesn't Work

Bump, still having the same issue.

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Hi there.

I have 2 computers and the networking and homegroup between them was fine (could share files, print remotely, etc).

Then I decided to change the name on one of them and everything has got very screwed up and I desperately need help! (I believe the homegroup problem emanates from the network problem)

If we say the original PC that created the homegroup was called OLDNAME and I wanted to make it NEWNAME. Then I went to the other PC and found that now nothing worked. So, rather than play with everything, I went back to the original and renamed it OLDNAME again... but alas, this didn't fix things. (Yes, I did do reboots after the renames).

The strange thing now is that when I try to connect to the homegroup from the second PC it says there is a homegroup managed by "name" on NEWNAME (even though the name is OLDNAME again) and whatever I do, this doesn't change. If I try to join it, after about a minute it comes back and says it can't connect.

To access files from PC2 to OLDNAME, I have had to change all the permissions individually to be able to see them. If I try to print I'm told that the active directory domain server can't be accessed.

All this is down to a simple change of computer name that screwed something and doesn't want to go back to the way it was.

A beer or two for anyone who can help me fix this!

Thanks

Brian Cleveland

A:Changed Computer Name and now Network and HomeGroup doesn't work

To fix the Homegroup permission problems you might try leaving the Homegroup from both machines and then create a new one. Changing the computer name will break the Homegroup sharing permissions so this may be the only actual problem you have so it might be worth while to try doing this first.
Homegroup - Leave

Homegroup - Create

Changing the computer or User name can cause problems with file associations which aren't very easy to fix. Besides changing the User name you would also need to change the account's user profile folder name in C:\Users, the link below shows you how. This may not apply in your case.

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

If you can't leave the Homegroup there is a way to fix it.

The fix for this problem seems to be Deleting the file idstore.sst under C:\windows\serviceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking

Once everything at peer Networking Grouping is running you may also need to do this...

Start the Task Manager
Click on the service Tab
Find the "HomeGroupProvider"
and then stop the service.


You may need to go back into services and enable Peernetworking again after the fix. Don't forget to restart all machines making the adjustments.


If you don't want to go through all that I would suggest you use the system restore feature to go back to a point in time to before the changes were made. System Restore

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