Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

2 hostnames assigned to by default

Q: 2 hostnames assigned to by default

My OS: Windows 7 professional 64bit

Developing Drupal 6 sites locally using XAMPP 1.7.1.

I discovered localhost ( is accessible either by typing: "http://localhost" or "http://kat.ph" (?).

Where "http://kat.ph" comes from?

I opened my "hosts" file on Windows and it is not listed there. I checked "httpd-vhosts.conf" out (\xampp\apache\conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf), but it is not there either.

I had this problem before restoring completely my system through recovery discs.

After restoring completely my Windows operating system, the issue is still there.

I have made a computer scan using the Windows Malware Removal Tool, Eset Nod32 AV 5 (installed on my machine) and even Eset Nod32 online scanner. Result: no threats found.

It seems like two default hostnames have been assigned to

How can I get rid of "http://kat.ph" pointing to

I want only "http://localhost" to be mapped to


Preferred Solution: 2 hostnames assigned to by default

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: 2 hostnames assigned to by default

I found out what happened (unbelievable).

This is the proof Western democracies are slowly
falling into China-like dictatorships while people
keep on sleeping.


I connected another PC to the Internet and...
guess what? The same problem arose.

To cut a long story, my ISP (Telecom Italia) has
blocked some sites, they are not accessible at all.

If you connect to those sites while a local server
is NOT running, you are presented with a "Page not found"

But, if a local server like Apache is running on your machine
and you try to connect to a given censored site, you are
redirected to (localhost).

I have had the confirm of this by trying to connect to
a different censored site (kickasstorrents.com) while Apache
was running. Same behaviour as kat.ph (that is, I am redirected
to (localhost).

No virus, no bug, nothing like that. It's simple, old-fashioned,
tyrannical, iilegal, China-style CENSORSHIP.


Read other 1 answers

It's a real PITA. Not only is it extremely difficult to assign default programs (either no option for "default" or it just doesn't take my choice) for different media, but once assigned, Win10 later forgets the default program and opens it with another.

For instance: I have assigned all audio file types (mp3, wav, m3u etc.) to open with Winamp. I've done this by manually assigning a default program for every single file type in "Control Panel - Default Programs - Associate a file type...", because every other option failed.

Later, after a reboot, it still shows "Winamp" in the list of file types. But Win10 now opens m3u-files with VLC player! Is this a known problem? Is there any solution to this? I'm going hardcore, with registry keys etc - only need the info.

And 2nd question: some file types are not listed under "Control Panel - Default Programs - Associate a file type...". How can i assign these missing file types to a program?

Any help highly appreciated.

A:Win10 forgets assigned default programs

Never mind, got it working.

Read other 2 answers

Every time I turn my Local Area Network adapter off and on or restart my computer, my manual DHCP configuration deletes the entry; leaving it blank, while other entries are still in place. It requires manual input on every reboot.

I have run the following

netsh winsock reset catalog (reset winsoc entries)
netsh int ip reset reset.log hit (reset tcpip/stack)
sfc /scannow (zero violations)

Enabling Auto DHCP is a work-around, but I'd rather Fix the problem than cover it over.

Here are my TCPIP registry settings:
IpautoConfigurationSubnet was manually changed to the current setting; I backed up the original and intended to revert but lost the reg file; used to be something like 169.254.???.??? 
TCPIP / Parameters

TCPIP / Interface 

Services / Parameters / TCPIP {688F89F1-A446-489E-B0A5-D9762E0C7213}

I am having other issues with TCPIP registry compatibility. Wondering if this has something to do with it.

File exist, path correct. It fails to start.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Read other answers

My sister's HP Laptop is acting up. Every network that I try to connect to, it manages to connect to the network and receive an IP address, however it does not get the following:

default gateway
DNS sever
WINS server

It's running Vista 32Bit Home Edition, and I have tried resetting to factory defaults to no avail. Also, I have tried connecting to many networks all ending with the same problem... Any ideas?

Read other answers

Hi i'm having a strange issue with one of my users.

We run a logon script to map network drives to a users machine during logon using the following schemea \\hostname\share$

However for this one particular user onehostname cannot be resolved.
All shares on another hostname are mapped successfully.
And when mapping via IP ALL shares are mapped successfully.

I'm successesfully able to Ping the hostname and I've tried flushing the DNS cache and restarting the machine but the problem persists.

No other users or machines are reporting the issue.

If you can offer any help or advice I'd be greatful

A:Resolving Hostnames

Add the necessary permission for the user account who has the problem in the server for the share folder \\hostname\share$

Read other 2 answers


I have forgotten how to find a host name by pinging an IP e.g. If I ping it will tell me what the machine name is.

Thanks a lot,

A:Ping's and Hostnames

Read other 9 answers

This issue has happened every now and then on the wifi only for some weird reason and in the past couple of months and now it's starting to happen on my wired network. I cannot go to any websites such as google.com unless I use their IP directly. This means some things like Skype and TOR (only method I have of posting this at the moment) still work. I've tried everything from static to DHCP LAN IPs, router/ISP/opendns/google's DNS servers, and nothing seems to fix the issue. This affects all wireless and now wired devices including android, windows, and lubuntu. Chrome gives the error message "DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG". What on Earth is wrong here? Is it the router? Modem? Is it my ISPs fault? Does anyone have any clue?

A:Cannot access any hostnames, only IPs

Not a Chrome fan.. Drop to DOS and type in nslookup and see what the output is. Here's an example:

C:\Documents and Settings\MikeyB>nslookup
Default Server: google-public-dns-b.google.com

In the above you can see from my computer here, I have google's dns resolver manually configured in my ipv4 properties. You have said that you have tried putting in a static DNS address and it did'nt work. I'd check inside your router for the info that your ISP might have xmitted to you.

Also, flush out your DNS cache

ipconfig /flushdns

Read other 2 answers

I have a computer with LAN IP OF XXX.XXX.5.190 and I am hosting 3 VM's with IP's of XXX.XXX.5.192, XXX.XXX.5.194, XXX.XXX.5.196
In my router config port forwarding I have set ports 21, 80, and 81 forwarded to XXX.XXX.5.192 and I setup hostname of HugeDomains.com - YourSiteGoesHere.com is for sale (Your Site Goes Here) so that RDC to this site will direct you to the desktop of XXX.XXX.5.192
Now question at hand is, can I set-up a seperate hostname to direct to one of the other VM's that is set-up on the host LAN IP? For example, set-up www.forwardtoVM2.com direct to XXX.XXX.5.196?

Read other answers


My current setup is this.

PC A = Domain controller. 2 nics (bridged) and adsl connected via usb.
PC B = 1 nic
PC C = 1 nic

PC A has a ip of
PC B has a ip of - DHCP
PC C has a ip of - DHCP

PC A is the domain controller and also serves as a DNS and DHCP server running win2k3. PC B and C are running winxp.

I have a few problems which ive just noticed.

Firstly, PC C always joins the domain with the first charchter of the hostname being capitalised...why?

Secondly, all machies can ping each other, but if i ping PC A from PC B, and then try pinging PC B form PC A it suddenyl stops communicating (cannot find the host - times out).

Thirdly, if i ping PC C from PC B it pings fine, but does not display the FQDN only the netbios name.

I have tried to re-register the DNS server as well as checking firewall rules etc. One thing i have realised is that i have not entered the domain name as the primary DNS suffix on the client pc's. I am currently at work and will do this when i have the chance. But apart from this what else could be the problem?

Thankyou for your help,

A:Ping and hostnames issue

Read other 13 answers

I have list of IP address how to know hostnames (NSLOOKUP) or ping -a ip address for bulk of IP address 

Read other answers

I'm using a wirless labtop but I'm having an issue where I cannot ping any hostname on the network.
From labtop:
ping hostname of a computer on NW << errmsg 'Ping request could not find host.'
ping IP of a computer on NW and it works.
When I ping local hostname or local IP I get a, 'request timed out'

From another machine on the network:
When I ping the labtop's hostname I get, "Ping Request could not find host..."
When I ping the labtop's IP address I get, "Request timed out."

I also did an IPCONFIG /ALL and pinged the default gateway IP, DNS and DHCP servers and all worked.

Is there any way to configure something here so that the wirless labtop can communicate with the rest of the network?

Windows XP Pro
Compaq Presario Notebook PC


A:Cannot ping local or remote hostnames

this is called Ping By Name, the other form is Ping By IPaddress.

You should always be able to is Ping By IPaddress and if not, then there's a problem
with the TCP settings.

Ping By Name requires some service to translate Name=>Address.
At home, the simplest means is to add the names into the host file.
The file is located at
You may need to login as an admin id AND to reset the read-only attribute to
be able to save the file.

Use Notepad to do the edit.

The content should be
name (sp) address​there must be at least one (sp) SPACE between the name and the address
eg: linux7srvr

ALL THAT SAID, you may have further issues on the network configuration.
The address of each system normally changes everytime you start the system due
to the DHCP service in your router. It is preferable to use DHCP rather than static
addresses, especially when you will seldomly need Ping By Name.

Hopefully, you don't need to debug your network every day, so I would recommend
AGAINST all of the above and use Ping By IPaddress when necessary.

Read other 5 answers

I am using an eMachines W3502. My internet comes through Suddenlink, and the cable modem is connected and working properly. It has been reset, both by myself and by Suddenlink. The NIC is also working correctly, as far as can be seen. I have an IP address, and the adapter correctly gets the DNS servers automatically. However, for reasons unknown, the computer will NOT resolve DNS addresses. If I ping a remote IP, I get an answer just fine, but if I ping google.com, the name cannot be resolved. I have confirmed with Suddenlink that their DNS servers are working fine, and I can confirm that. (I'm using a second PC to troubleshoot the first one, and to do so, I'm connecting through that same cable modem, and using the same DNS servers.) I have tried manually entering Google's free DNS servers, and (which I confirmed that I can ping), and this did not resolve the issue. I've flushed the DNS (no help) and even installed a second NIC. The second NIC detected perfectly, and behaved exactly like the first. It can get an IP, it can ping outside, but it cannot resolve host names. I've exhausted Suddenlink's tech support - they have confirmed that their hardware is working, and they won't support the issue beyond that.

I will post the results of a sysinfo as a reply to this message. For further assistance, I'll also post the results of a ipconfig /all.

Thanks ahead of time!

A:Solved: Cannot resolve hostnames through DNS server

From SysInfo:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) D CPU 3.20GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 6 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1405 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 71782 MB, Free - 35361 MB; D: Total - 4525 MB, Free - 2775 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, D101GGC
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

And from ipConfig /all:
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : YOUR-F47FE0285B
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth
ernet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-76-67-06-47
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, September 01, 2012 3:12:26
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, September 02, 2012 3:12:26 P

Read other 3 answers

Hey Guys,

I got what I assume is a real simple problem for you folks but then again this is my first try in the world of networking/webdev/servers.

The Backstory
So I have a Linux server in my house (runs Fedora 14) that I was using as a FTP server for my friends and I to upload files to when we needed to share stuff. It used to be linked to my dyndns account which pointed my old hostname lucout.homelinux.com to my FTP server for FTP connections.

The Problem
Now that dyndns is no longer offering free accounts I've taken the next step and purchased my own domain (lucout.com) from namecheap.com and want to point my FTP server to that domain.

What I Have Done So Far
I got my namecheap account set up to have A type host records that point to my comcast-given IP address 50.152.XXX.XXX for the @ and www. hostnames. I also have URL forwarding turned on with those settings.

I have ddclient (finally) running on my linux server with the following ddclient.conf file:


daemon=300 # check every 300 seconds
syslog=yes # log update msgs to syslog
#mail=root # mail all msgs to root
mail-failure=root # mail failed update msgs to root
pid=/var/run/ddclient/ddclient.pid # record PID in file.
ssl=yes # use ssl-support. Works with
# ssl-library

## To obtain an IP address from Web status page (using the proxy if defined)
use=web, web=checkip.dyndns.org/, web-skip='IP Address' # found after IP Address

## NameCheap (namecheap.com)
proto... Read more

A:Newbie trying to setup Hostnames,Domains, and IP forwarding

Why go through all this if you could just keep running with DynDNS for the pay for service plan? I was also affected by this and they gave me a coupon code to save an additional 20 or 25% (can't remember) off their service packages. I ended up just paying $60ish for 5 years of service.

Read other 2 answers

I have forgotten the url of a site I've used a lot. It hasn't been real long since I used it, so the site should still be active. I have looked through stored passwords, bookmarks, and histories for many browsers, and can't find it. I've searched online by what kind of site it is - a site to help memorize lists, like names of all the elements, or countries of the world, or words in a foreign language, and haven't had any luck with that approach.

What I want to do now is use a program to search the entire hard drive for domain names and make a list- searching every file would probably do, or every file but able to pick folders to include and exclude might save a lot of time. The domain name is almost certain to end in .com, if not, then .net, so being able to pick which domain names would be useful too.

For this purpose I don't need to see the file except for the domain names. Ideally each domain name (hostname, perhaps, something like "stackexchange.com") listed once, in alphabet order, or maybe sorted by the date the file it was in was last accessed or modified or created.

Something like


but much much larger.

I am unfortunately not in a position to spend money on the software.

Read other answers

So svchost.exe (netsvcs) connects to weird hostnames and I found out by chance, when I opened Resource monitor. What does this mean? My antivirus/firewall application seems to think there's nothing wrong. How can I be sure that there's nothing suspicious going on?

Thank you

A:svchost.exe (netsvcs) connects to weird hostnames - screenshot

Have you searched any of the "suspicious" entries? Could be just things from your isp provider but I don't know.

Read other 4 answers

I'm putting a website together for my cousin and we're going to transfer their domain name. We're planning on doing the hosting on Lunarpages. The domain name should transfer just fine, but one concern we have is whether or not their current e-mail address (which shares the same name) will also begin directing e-mail towards the new host. So will their current e-mail address transfer easily too?

A:Is transfering e-mail accounts as easy as transfering hostnames?

If it is the same domain name,after the transfer,setup the email
addresses in the control panel at the registrar,and everything
should work as soon as the transfer is complete and the
domain is active.

Read other 1 answers

I am unable to connect to the internet wirelessly.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Owner-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-00-B6-C2-F0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::e575:afe5:3acb:2b8%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, August 03, 2013 5:54:11 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, August 04, 2013 5:54:11 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 268443904
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-1E-20-19-00-23-8B-7D-05-5C
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8102/8103 Family PCI-E FE NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . .... Read more

A:bad DNS assigned

Read other 6 answers

When I connect on only one of my computers, ( a laptop )

The wired recieves an IP thru DHCP
The wireless wont (not at the same time obv)

DHCP is assigned via my domain controller, and reports no errors.

If the wireless ever does receive an ip, it lasts once until the connection drops, then upon reconnect it wont get an ip.


If I go onto the status of the wireless network connection - it says :
address type : Alternate...
IP :
default gateway :

But ipconfig /all

says that no default gateway is assigned.

A:IP is not assigned

Set the address staticly.

Read other 2 answers

Heya, I'm currently studying for a network course and the course often refers to 'company xyz is assigned class c IP address of They then state that the company then have 254 address to play with (

SO THEN! The question:

My ISP (for home connection) have issued me with some address like This is obviously a class A address (if it was a public IP). So i guess my questions are these:

1) Why have i got an address like this? And also, this means that i havent got any extra IP address to play with (unlike the example above) where the company gets 254 address to play with.

The thing im struggling to understand is, why do business get assigned IP address in which they can use the entire 4th octect for themselves ( and then public people get some random address like the one stated above. Thanks very much in advance!

A:ISP assigned IP address

Read other 7 answers

Running Vista w/ SP2. Out of nowhere I received a self-assigned IP Address on my wired internet connection. I never had a problem previously. I use Qwest DSL as my service provider.
The Qwest DSL modem is connected to a Belkin N wireless router. The other two computers connected via the Belkin have no issues getting online.
I took the cable out of my computer and put it into another computer and I no problem getting a valid IP Address. Ok, the cable is good and the connection also. I had Norton Internet Security but I took that off because I was going to use another program. Still the same problem.

I installed a Belkin USB Wireless adapter. Same problem. I get a self-assigned IP Address.
I reset the winsock connections, I have shut off the DSL Modem and Belkin wireless router and restarted in an orderly fashion.

Both connections state that the IPv4 connection is local.

What might be causing two different internet connections to be getting a self-assigned IP address?

Thank you for looking.

A:Self-assigned IP Address

Read other 6 answers

I have 2 HDs, both 120GBs.

I have one that's a main that I formatted into two partitions (we'll call it C and D). The other (we'll call it E), I had unplugged while the formatting was going on. I also have 2 DVD-ROMs (we'll call them F and G).

I'm not sure what's going on, but after the formatting went fine and it pulled up both C and D, I powered the PC off, plugged E back in and now Windows won't assign it a letter! It shows up in Computer Management just fine, but when I try to assign it a letter, the only option it gives me is Delete Partition. I thought the letter was being used, so I assigned D, F, and G different letters to see if it would show up. Still didn't show up. I uninstalled E's drivers, rebooted, but it still won't show up with a letter.

What is going on!??!

A:HELP! HD not being assigned a LETTER!

Here are 3 pics on what's going on:

http://tinypic.com/jv0kjr.jpg - No letter assigned
http://tinypic.com/jv0kqu.jpg - Only option is Delete Partition
http://tinypic.com/jv0ksp.jpg - Asking me if I want to convert to Dynamic Disk

Read other 2 answers

Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2
Router Not Assigned WAN IP

Have looked for an answer to this to no avail so hope this isn't a duplicate post.

I am trying to use my MacBook to access the internet wirelessly using a Linksys WRT54GL router (running the latest standard firmware).

I am using a Virgin Media (UK ISP) Ambit Cable Modem.

I can connect to the router wirelessly, and have configured it (I believe) correctly - the MAC address of my laptop has been cloned, network name changed and WPA key set up, and router IP changed to

I can connect to the internet when I connect the MacBook directly to the cable modem.

However, when I connect the modem to the router, and then power up the modem, router, and then laptop, whilst I can connect to the wireless network, I cannot access the net.

Checking the router status this seems to be because no IP address is being assigned to the router by the modem.

Any ideas how to fix this?

All help much appreciated.

A:No WAN IP Assigned To Router

Read other 12 answers

Somehow only one of my thumb drives has been assigned to a port/hub which is usb 1.1. I would like to get it unassigned from port 1/hub 6 and let it find an USB 2.0 port/hub.

There are no warnings in device manager and the thumb drive always works, just slower than before.

I have re-formatted the drive, uninstalled the drive but each time Win7 finds it, it reassigns it to port1/hub 6. I have even uninstalled the hub.

I do have a drive letter assigned to thumb drive. Nothing else uses that drive letter.

I repeat that other thumbs behave properly. (IE use usb 2 ).

Any suggestions

A:Thumb assigned to USB 1.1

Turns out the thumb drive is starting to become defective and is being RMA'd.

Read other 1 answers

So i got the error saying that my computer was using the same IP address as another device in the house... Well i went into command prompt and did ipconfig /release ipconfig /renew and restarted my computer and that didn't work. Now when i use Ethernet my internet doesn't work but i connect to my WiFi and the internet cuts out every so often. Excuse my language but What the hell is going on? I'm honestly not sure what I'm doing here anymore... Help me please i'm really confused and have almost no time to fix this...

A:Ip already assigned to different device.

Welcome to Seven Forums,

By any chance do you have any devices that you have assigned Static IP(s)? This need to be excluded or outside of your DHCP range in your router configuration to avoid conflicting IPs in your network. Modern routers will show the IP/Mac Addresses of each device in your network.

For your wireless issue can you please install and run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector?
To run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, double click the Xirrus icon on your Desktop, you may use the Windows 7 snipping tool to crop or Paint by tapping the Print screen key on your keyboard, open up Paint (Click on Start>All Programs>Accessories>Paint) then choose Edit from the Menu and select Paste, then save it and please attach the file on your next post.

Read other 8 answers

Hi I am running Windows 7 32 bit Professional. When I plug a USB in the message that the device has installed appears. When I go to Printers and Devices the USB appears. When I go to Device Manager the Device appears as a uninstalled device and in Disk Management it has not been assigned a drive letter. Any thoughts?

A:USB's Drive Not assigned

Assuming the USB you refer to is a flash drive, have you formatted it? In Disk Management Right click it and choose Assign drive leter, any one will do.

Read other 9 answers

I'm unable to connect to internet from my Macbook Pro(Mac OS 10.5.6) because of Self-assigned IP. I don't have a wireless router, so I connect directly through the ethernet cable from the modem.

My configuration selction is 'Using DHCP' Is there any way to rectify this?


Read other answers

I went on my computer ( Windows XP ) and I couldn't connect to the internet and there was a warning sign on the internet connection saying that " The network hadn't assigned an ip address" I have tried IPCONFIG and turning everthing off and nothing works, what do I do?

A:Ip address not assigned?

Read other 6 answers

have a 20 gig maxtor as master and am putting a 40 gig maxtor as slave. both are seen in device manager and bios. not seen in my computer. using xp pro 1200 duron.
low level format was done on the 40 gig.
any ideas

Read other answers

I removed a CD drive that wasn't working - faulty hardware. I installed a new CD drive in it's place. I now have two CD drives installed, but have 3 assigned CD drives. D: is assigned but does not exist. E: is my new CD drive and F: is an older CD drive. I have deleted the old D: software and removed it from the System - Device Manager. The other drives do not move up to D: and E:. I have the master/slave jumpers correct. What am I missing?


A:Need D: assigned to CD drive

Read other 7 answers

Hi.I'm new here.Before I begin I'd like to say I did about an hour's worth of research online for the solution to my problem and haven't come up with anything I could use.

I had just purchased the E-More? High Quality V60 Wireless (gaming) Keyboard Mouse Combos from Amazon.com and each F key has a function assigned to it.For example ,F9 takes me 'home' while F1 opens up my WMP.Now,F10 has an email icon on it but when I press it (along with Fn) nothing happens.

My question is simple:is there any way to fix this so that when I press Fn+F10 an email provider of my choice opens up?

I hope this hasn't been asked a million times or that at least it's been a looooong while since similar question has been posted.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Sinerely ,


A:Help with my new keyboard's email assigned key.

Hi welcome to the forum

Was their software that came with the keyboard? In the software should be something that assigns what keys do what.

Read other 9 answers

I have setup windows to only use 1024mb page file. I use a SSD and I have 16GB RAM so I don't want a lot of information to be kept written on the HDD. I know that completely disabling page file can create problems as windows for whatever reason "needs" some page file.

But as you can see, windows always uses more than 1024mb pagefile than I allocated. This screenshot is an extreme case. But most of the time is between 1-4GB higher than ram usage (where it should be capped to 1GB)

A:Windows uses a lot more pagefile that assigned.

We need to see what you have here.

As far as Windows needing a page file, I haven`t used a page file in over 3 years, but probably more like 5 years, with 16 or 32 GB

It`s certain programs that need a page file.

You could test your PC for a week with no page file.

Read other 2 answers

I'm on W10 pro and some program hijacked the print screen button which I had assigned to a screen capturing program(snagit) to. I'm unable to figure out which program took over the shortcut. How do I get it assigned back to Snagit?

Thanks in advance for any help you are able to provide.

Read other answers

Hi, i bought AoE III from games for windows live and have manged to download it and am part way through installing it, however the message for the product keys pops up and when i go to the game info section on the games for windows live client, it states that no key code has been assigned, so i cant write in the product key. Is this common and what should i do?
Sorry for bad spelling or gramma.

A:Age of Empires III product Key not assigned

Read other 7 answers

On my router, I have DHCP assign IPs to the various computers/devices on my network. For example, a laptop is, and my server is

I've tried assigning to my Win7 box, but it keeps coming back with I recently reinstalled Windows7 (for a separate issue), and I'm still getting x.x.x.20.

The router assigns this IP via the NIC's MAC ADDRESS. When I check to see what devices are attatched to my router, my router shows the Win7 PC with the .20 IP.

All other nodes (Game consoles, Linux, Mac, WinXP) seem to accept the IP assigned by the router. Why won't my Win7 box?

I have a Netgear WNDR3700, and the Win7 box is hooked directly to the router.

A:Win7 Won't Take Assigned DHCP IP

I dont understand why you are trying to manually assign an IP using DHCP?

Read other 8 answers

Running a kiosk Win8.1 no AD (assigned access, IE metro UI) that is only supposed to access a single site. 
Problem is that users are allowed to get access to the URL and type in www.whatever.com - the system is purposely disconnected to the internet, and people are therefor having the idea the the system does not work.
I want to disable this access - users should only have access to a full windowed IE and no possibility to do anything else than clicking the links on this site.
Is this possible?
Regards, Lars.

Read other answers

Hi, guys and gals, I bought a new 80 gig HDD and installed it in my FirstBuild Computer. I want to copy everything from my 40 gig C: to this new one, but altho Device Manager lists it I have no drive letter, nor is it shown in My Computer.
I have tried WD's Data Lifeguard Disk to Disk Copy, but have nothing to point it to for a destination drive.
I know this is simple for you experts, but I am at a loss. Please help.
Specs for FirstBuild are in my Signature

A:New HDD not assigned a drive letter

Read other 16 answers

I'm trying to access the web from Macbook with OSX Leopard but can't because I am getting the "Self-Assigned IP" message when I check my connection status in System Preferences.

- I tried removing my router's SSID name from the computer and reconnecting - didn't work
- I tried the DHCP release and reconnect - didn't work
- I tried shutting down computer and router and restarting first the router, then the computer - didn't work

I let some time pass - figured when my service provider changed the IP address it was giving me (dynamic IP), computer would reconnect - didn't work

I used to be able to connect without a problem to this same router then one day, it stopped working. How can I fix this????

A:Self-Assigned IP - Can't access internet

Read other 6 answers

made 1 computer from 2 that i had laying around. everything works fine but for some reason when i installed XP on the new hard drive it assigned the drive letter I to it. it has a floppy and 2 cd rom drives. any idea why this would be? the computer works fine it's just weird to see that....is there anyway to change the letter assignment. since this is a new install i have no problem formating and re-installing it as long as i can get why this happened in the first place...............thanks

A:HD assigned the drive letter I?


did you have any usb items plugged in when install the operating system?

Read other 6 answers

I just installed XP home (SP1) on a friend's computer and it assigned C: to the zip drive and F: to the hard drive. Is there a way to switch them?

A:XP assigned F: to hard drive..

No. You can't change the system drive letter.

Reinstall cleany to a formatted drive with all the other drives disconnected so that C: is the only drive letter available and is not used by any other drive. Then, reconnect the other drives.

Read other 1 answers

I had, amongst others, two drives labelled D: and E: on my PC and wished to exchange the drive letters. I got as far as temorarily renaming drive D: to X: but then had to divert my attention to other matters. Since drive D: was not actually in use this had no immediate consequence and I thought no more of it until recently when three MS Updates for Office 2003 repeatedly failed to install. I still did not connect the two until, whilst researching a solution to the failed installation problem, I came across MS Article ID.903776 which states quite clearly that the renaming could well be the cause.
I now needed to rename X: back to D: but, on entering Drive Management, I found that D was no longer offered from the drop-down list. Is there a way around this, please?

A:Drive letters cannot be re-assigned

Try with this program: BEST FREE Partition Manager Software for Windows supports all 32-bit & 64 bit Windows No-server OS. Renaming is under the Partition tab > Change letter.

Read other 4 answers

I have a Dell Inspiron 530s desktop running Vista SP2. When I attempt to get online using a cable or a wireless USB adapter I get a self-assigned IP Address. When I manually add an IP and DNS addresses I can't get online also.
I have removed my security software (webroot) and have disabled Windows Firewall.
The same ethernet connection works on another one of my computers fine.

What can I do so I get back online using either a cable or wirelessly?

Thank you for looking.

A:Solved: Self-Assigned IP address

Read other 16 answers

Hi, a friend of mine sent me this message:
"last night, all of a sudden it was almost as though my computer had a mind of its own. the mouse onscreen started moving and opening different folders. it opened an internet page and then it deleted the address and typed in "your new password is wash" and proceeded to shut down my computer. i was a little freaked out and although it appears to be working ok now i still would like someone to check it out. when i did turn my computer back on, i had to enter "wash" as my password, and i've never had a password before."
I haven't had a chance to take a look at her computer yet but any advice in the meantime?

A:spontaneous assigned new password

Full virus scan(s) - http://forums.techguy.org/t110854.html

SpywareBlaster http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
AdAware SE http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html
SpyBot S&D http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/

DL them (they are free), install them, check each for their definition updates and then run AdAware and Spybot, fixing anything they say.

Do these before the next step.

Then get HiJack This http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html,
put it in a permanent folder, run it , DO NOT fix anything, post the log here.

Read other 1 answers

Ok, new guy here, just did a search and came across this site. I know a lot about computers as far as hardware, but not all that much about the inner workings of OS's. So here's my problem. I have a Drive letter A that's assigned to a 3.5 floppy that's not physically in my computer. It shows up in My Computer, but does not show up in Disk Mgmt. The letter is not available in Disk Mgmt either. Can someone tell me how to get rid of this thing please?

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Drive A assigned to 3.5 floppy that's not there?

Hello Joe, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Double check in the CMOS settings in the BIOS to see if Floppy support is enabled. If it is, then disabling it should remove the A: drive for you.

Hope this helps,

Read other 2 answers


Can anyone help solve this problem.

I have two hard drives installed on my PC, and run Win 98 SE. As Windows had been playing up a little I re-installed Win 98 se to try and solve the problems.

Unfortunately Windows now only recognises the C Drive. Both hard drives show in the BIOS, and in System in the control panel. It just doesnít seem to allocate it a drive letter. My CD ROM and CD writer drives still have the same drive letters as before.

I have not changed any hardware, so itís not jumpers/cables etc. The drive has not been re-formatted. I tried doing FDISK from the DOS prompt, and that only showed details of the C drive.

Any ideas ?

Many thanks


A:No drive letter assigned!


When you fire up FDISK and check details, it only shows you the first disk drive, you have to use selection 5 [change disk] to look at other physical drives.

Read other 3 answers

I installed Win XP and have found that it has assigned "R" to the System Partition and not "C". It does not cause a problem as yet, but I suspect I will run into problems if I modify the partitions with software like Partition Magic. I can forsee that it may cause XP not to boot. I attempted to follow Microsoft's suggestions and change the drive letter assignments per Knowledge Base article 326683, but I get an error stating that "windows cannot change the drive letter of the System/Boot partition". The Knowledge Base article mentions nothing about this error. This may also cause a problem when I set up a third party boot manager so that I can boot the Linux partition. Any suggestions on how to correct this?

A:System partion not assigned C

You can change all drive letter assignments except the one that the operating system is on . . when you installed, did you disconnect internal and external drives? . . flash card readers count for this.

The only cure that is not without significant risk, is to reistall with all drives disconnected other than the one you want the operating system on.


Read other 1 answers

After formatting my extra SSD, windows won't assign it a drive letter when the computer starts. I have to use a third-party software to assign the letter, and I have to do it everytime it boots, and it's starting to annoy me.

Can't really find any solutions on google

Read other answers