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Okay, here's the deal; I just got a new barebone system from Fry's Electronics Outpost...And there's no place to plug in my monitor there is even the little monitor symbol down on the back of the computer near the COM ports, but no plug for the monitor. Anyone have any ideas what the freak is going on?

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A: Strange question...

Check the specs on the system for a graphics card - my local comp store does bare bones systems which you need to put in your own.

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Now I am building a system for a friend, using an Asus rampage III Gene motherboard.

I went to there website to get there list of supported ram, now there list gives me a part number for the ram while most sites that I buy ram from give a ram model number.

Now my question is how do I convert the part # to the model #?

I had once found a site that converted it for me but no longer can find it, now if someone could point me to a site or describe to me how to translate it I would appreciate it.

I apologize if this is posted in the wrong area.

Thanks for any and all help.
 

A:Strange Ram question.

try
www.crucial.com
http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=Rampage II GENE
 

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Hi
I run a server which serves files and internet to about 30 client computers.
I now need to create some sort of VPN on a second server/computer using the same internet connection which can NOT allow discovery of that first server or any of its files. (basically 1 server and one VPN both working mutually exclusive from same internet source) the VPN and files on that second server also needs to be VERY secure.
any suggestions?

I was thinking of setting up a second computer and just run Himachi but how safe is that? how can I keep that computer and connecting users from discovering the second server?

It's a bit above my level so any advanced answers with noob explanations would rock
Thanks!!!
 

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Anyone?
 

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I am trying to clean up a computer that belongs to a guy I work with. It was a mess. I have a question. There isn't that many programs on this thing but over 13 GBs used on the hard drive. I don't understand. I have tried to defrag and it gets to 28% and doesn't get any further. How can I tell what is on this thing?
 

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Defrag in safe mode

get either or both of these

EasyCleaner http://personal.inet.fi/business/toniarts/ecleane.htm

Use the clear files and Unnecessary files buttons - I do not recommend
using the Duplicates files button as many dupes are there on purpose.

Crap Cleaner - http://www.ccleaner.com/ccdownload.asp
 

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Hey all, I have a friend with who asked me a very weird question. He said "Is it possible to know if a cd or dvd has been copied." He meant this as in, is there anything that happens to the original disc, can somebody tell if an original disc has been used to aid in copying. For why he wants to know this I honestly do not know as he is been very secretive like he normally is (hhmm fishy). Anyway I told him that I don't think its possible at all to tell if an orignal disc has been used to make a copy, but he wanted me to ask around lol. Does anyone else think an original disc would show clues whether it has been used in the aiding of copying lol.

Cheers.
 

A:Strange CD + DVD Question

As far as I know one can't tell weather an original has been copied, but one can usually tell is a disk is the original or not. Original have special numbers, label etc. which can't be copied as they are physically on the disk.
One can tell the difference between an Original cd of NFS-UG2 for instance and a copy.
 

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Any one here good with lasers and how they determine distance? I need to be able to use lasers to multiple distances and then upload them to a computer, and i have very little experience at this type of hardware. Anyone have good knowledge on this subject or can point me in the right direction? Thanks!
 

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I'm not sure what you are asking but you can use something like this to measure distance.

http://www.distagage.com/newclassic51.html

You can find general knowlege here.

http://science.howstuffworks.com/laser10.htm
 

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I think i deleted the wrong thing can i recover it ?
 

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It helps if we know what you deleted...
 

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Strange question, but here -

I was in a Yahoo chat room the other day, and somebody became upset at another chatter. This person was able to enable some type of command within the chat room that literally locked up my computer, as well as everybody else’s I would guess. A series of never ending codes ran across my screen. The only thing I was able to do was to cut the power to my computer to get out. My guess is that it somehow locked up the CPU in some way, as it tried to process all of the continuous information.

I am curious what this was, and how the person did it (I am NOT looking for the specifics as far as trying it myself)

Thank-You.
 

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Found this FYI>>>

http://ytunnel.digitalcitrus.com/faq/faq.php?display=faq&nr=8&catnr=1&prog=ytunnel&lang=en
 

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this is probably guna get me quite a bit of stick... but im adamant my dads having yet another affair with people who he meets on the net, as i cant control who he emails, i would like to control MSN...

i was wondering if there was a way of blocking MSN on HIS desktop only, but allowing me and my brother to use it too...
 

A:Bit of a strange question... but here goes

With all due respect, blocking him from MSN is not the solution.
 

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The motherboard temperature sensor is not on the surface of a chip package or somewhere inside the heatsink
The exact location depends on your motherboard model.. Grab a magnifying glass and look for some interesting bits?

Mind you, by messing around with superglue, you may have done more harm than good. The glue+heatsink combinarion may have worse thermal conductivity than just plain airflow over the chip.
 

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lets say i want to power more than 4 (HDDs, CD/DVD drives) in my computer but my power supply only has 4 power slots/plugs for them....is there anyway for me to hook up another PSU to use for them or would i have to get a new bigger/better PSU?
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Mortgage Calculator girl dress up games
 

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Hello,

Skype used to let me stream whatever my computer was playing through my microphone to the person I was skyping with. For example, I could play a youtube video and she'd hear my youtube audio through my mic. This is no longer the case. How do I go back to this? If I plug out and plug in my USB microphone again, she can hear both me and the youtube audio(or any audio I'm playing). However, then I can't see her (video freezes) or hear her.

Basically, I want her to be able to listen to the audios I'm playing on my computer through my microphone. Even if I get the mic real close to the speakers, skype samples that audio and gradually mutes it for her.

HELP?

Edit:
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64
Skype version: 7.26.0.101

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This has got to be the strangest thing ever to happen to me. I had an AGP ATI video card with 256 mb on board which I do not remember the exact model number. It was about 8 years old. I have recently bought a flat screen 1080i 24 inch led TV which works great as a monitor ( and I mean great) Eventually the ATI card went bad and a friend had lying around an older NVIDIA TNT2 model 64 pro64 with only 64 meg on board. I almost flipped out to find that this older NVIDIA card was a 100 times better. Now everything is so crystal clear even at 1920 by 1080 my screen looks almost like an apple retina display. even the colors are so much brighter. The biggest complaint I had with the ATI card was poor contrast which I blamed on my TV/monitor, But no more. How could this possibly be? it makes absolutely no sense.
 

A:Very strange video question (:

Not sure. But I had an opposite experience many years ago. I had a p2 300 with an ATi Rage Fury Pro (I think) and played EV Nova on it, shortly after I built a 1Ghz Athlon Thunderbird system and had a GF2MX 32Meg card and it didn't look as good as the ATi.

Perhaps you didn't have the correct/best driver installed.
 

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lets say i want to power more than 4 (HDDs, CD/DVD drives) in my computer but my power supply only has 4 power slots/plugs for them....is there anyway for me to hook up another PSU to use for them or would i have to get a new bigger/better PSU?
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Mortgage Calculator Girl Games
 

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I bought a Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse for my laptop. After trying ot for a few days I decided I didn't want it, I boxed it up and returned it to the store the next day after work. When I got home and started to use my laptop again, I noticed it will not go into standby.
It displays the following message...

"The device driver for the "Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS /2 Keyboard device is preventing machine from entering standby. PLease close all applications and try agian. If problem persist you may need to update this driver."

I wrote logitech and asked them what to do and they said after careful consideration of my problem they decided it was a Microsoft problem. It does not interfer with the running of the computer at all, but it just will not go into Standby. I am considering giving this laptop to my niece and purchasing a new one so I would like to solve this problem.

Any help or ideas I could recieve would be wonderful and I really do appreciate your time.


I have a Toshiba Satellite
Model Name:
SATELLITE L20
Product Category:
Toshiba Model-Part No:
PSL2XU-02400J
Model Family:
SATELLITE

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Go to the add and remove programs and uninstall the logitech software/drivers.

Go to the device manager find the HID compliant devices and get rid of the logitech ones.

run - msconfig and check your start up make sure there arent any logitech entries starting. Uncheck them.

Disable logitech services if any remaining.

You also can go check the control panel. Under keyboard and mouse options you shouldnt see the logitech entries after all.

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I know this is a weird question, but someone I know seems to think his computer's security has been compromised. He has a wireless card and visits hotels a few times a month, and thinks that some stuff has gotten onto his computer while he was away. I say that while a person can, say, pull up in front of your house and use your satellite, etc., with his laptop and wireless . . . that's something different and signals cannot "cross" while in a public place. I say that other people's stuff, like sites they visit, cannot jump up and appear as history, cookies, spyware, etc on someone else's computer. He thinks that the malware, adware, and spyware that were on his computer caused his computer to visit several sites, repeatedly, and turn the computer on and "use it".

Can someone second me on this that this is not possible?
 

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Hello!

I want to be able to type "¿" which is simply Alt + 168 (without the +) here in this text. Here is here where you are reading this question. ON THE WEB TEXT used by this Forum for instance. If I were to type "Alt + 168" the screen will go berserk but if I open Notepad and type it, I'll get "¿". Get it? Is it typing this questions in this Forum "Texting in HTML"? Don't think so. What is the name for it?

Cheers,
 

A:Solved: Strange question.

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Hi I got a strange question I hand old computer when the computer on the lights on the router and when the computer off the lights where off on router now new computer if the computer on or off the lights are on the router all time is this hardware problem ..I have onboard video/network and sound

Also what is green vc the orange color meen on the router I think has some thing to do with speed

I think speed KM
 

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Hi. About a couple weeks ago i visited a site my friend owns and created himself. Since then he has made some comments on my facebook page that make me think he can view my online activity. I have antivirus, ad aware, firefox antikeylogger plugin, and malware bytes. I empty my browser history at least once a day. Is it still possible that he has installed spyware on my computer? If so what exactly can he view and what information can he get?Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:strange spyware question

If anything is installed, depending on what it is, he can basically own your PC.Some friend.

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Ok, here is the lowdown. I have my upstairs computer and my downstairs laptop connected via a Belkin Wireless router. I am using a belkn wireless card in the laptop also. I set up my network a ffew months bakc and everything seemed fine. Now just this week my laptop wont network with my upstairs pc anymore. I cna still get on the internet just fine, but sharing files is the problem. Here is where im very confused though, I pin the router and the computer from the laptop and everything is fine. The upstairs computer see the shared files on the laptop fine also, and even stranger my laptop sees my printer just fine too, but wont see any of the files on the upstairs computer. Ive got windows firewalls turned off and nothing has been switched around. IN the middle of last week the computer kept losing signal with the router but after disabling and fixing it its fine now, so im at like 95% signal on the laptop. Im soo confused here, anyone know what the problem might be, thansk in advance for the time and help!
 

A:Strange networking question...

Have you checked Simple File Sharing is enabled on all pc's?
Whats the go with your file sharing? Are you wanting to map a drive or have already mapped a drive & now it wont work? Try re-doing it in that case ... but apart from that it cant be anything too technical could it? I mean from what I just read there seems to be no problem with your Network set-up (but double check maybe just to be sure). Are you using Static IP addresses?

Anyway good luck & post back if resolved or in need of more help :grinthumb
 

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If I am not mistaken, as I remembered that X240 packs with Intel HD Graphics 4400. I wonder why it is now shown "Intel HD Graphics Family". Even though I have updated the latest driver from Lenovo websites, but it stay still. I wonder if vo has changed its name to this or it is because my laptop has occured any errors?Also, I want to ask is Windows 10 normal with memory took up like this and disk percentage either? I think it is kind of too high... I only have 4GB of RAM installed, and 73% is kind of too high with just three tabs of Chrome are opening...

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So, I was working on a machine last night and noticed when I started up iTunes, the main iTunes window would open and then another iTunes window would open with the iTunes store loaded. If I closed the window with the iTunes store, both iTunes windows would disappear.

Has anyone else seen this behavior before? We're running iTunes 7 (don't know the exact version, unfortunately) and Windows XP Home Edition w/ SP2.

Thanks!

Peace...
 

A:Question about strange iTunes behavior

I have iTunes loaded on several machines and never have seen it act like that. Odd.
 

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This may seem a dumb question, but a friend of mine has just sent me an email. She was accused of sending someone nasty emails, to prove her innocence she sent another person her ISP's . Now her firewall has slowed down and someone has told her that the person she gave her ISP's to is reading her emails. Is this possible, far fetched or could it be something to do with the actual firewall?. Thanks Magi
 

A:Security, silly/strange question.

It's a bit difficult to sort that out, but if her firewall is disabled (I don't know what is meant by "slowed down" then unauthorized programs can access the net or visa versa. She should not have given out her IP -- (internet protocol address). If she has a "fixed" one then it is quite possible someone else is accessing her system, especially if the firewall has been compromised.

She needs to do an updated scan for viri and trojans and probably remove and reinstall her firewall.
 

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Hi,
I apologize for the length of this post in advance, but it is the only way I can ask the question.
Here goes...
I have different profiles set up in Vista Ultimate because of the different uses I have. For example, I don't load the Office Suite if I am designing a video. Now, I am not sure that my thinking is correct on that, but my goal is to conserve resources for the applications I need to use at that time.
I have edited all the apps that load at startup as best I can. However, I am also trying to eliminate the number of apps (quite a few) that I load in the Start Menu as well. That means that I manually go through the individual profiles' Start Menu folder to remove what I don't want to use for that profile.
As you have probably already figured out, as I install new apps or do upgrades to the ones that I have there is a problem. Except for a few apps, they typically place the Start Menu shortcuts under "All Users".
I have a third party software that can hide various shortcuts in the related profiles, but I am not sure if that will prevent them from loading (the shortcuts, not the apps).
It seems that the question is actually complex. Am I really saving on resources by segregating the Start Menu shortcuts? Will that third party app help? Or does any of this work at all? If so, are the changes worthwhile or negligible?

Hopefully, I haven't confused the issue too much.

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A:Solved: Strange question re All Users

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With the newer systems coming without PS2 connections at all, I'm looking for another KVM switch for my work bench that will work with both the older systems with PS2 connections and the newer ones with only USB.

I ran across this KVM switch and I am taken aback by the idea it presents. It supposedly handles keyboard and mouse, as well as video through the video terminal. To be clear, it is a single video-cable-only connection between the KVM and the computer and it claims to handle the keyboard and mouse through some unused pins in the video connector.

This seems almost incredible. Does anyone have any experience with this type of KVM or know of anywhere on the 'net where I can get reliable evaluations?

http://www.cyberguys.com/templates/searchdetail.asp?productID=11871&ta=detail_img&pi=Y&st=5
 

A:Question about a seemingly-strange new kind of KVM switch

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A friend recently changed ISPs, from Comcast cable to AT&T DSL. She was sent a 2WIRE 2701HG-B DSL modem/wireless router w/ 4-port switch built-in. She also has a Linksys WRT54G v8 wireless router w/ 4-port switch.

I put the 2WIRE modem into bridged mode so we could continue using the Linksys router for wireless connectivity. I made sure to disable the wireless support in the 2WIRE router.

I had run into a problem where the Linksys router wouldn't reestablish the PPPoE connection automatically if it was lost. A firmware upgrade to version 8.00.5 seems to have addressed that problem BUT now when the router is connected, it's getting a strange subnet mask. It might not be strange but it's completely unexpected.

The IP address is aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd and the subnet mask is 255.255.255.255. The default gateway IP address is aaa.bbb.fff.ggg, so the assigned IP address and the default gateway are on two completely different subnets but in the same class B IP network.

All of the important machines are able to connect to the Internet ok so I'm not sure if the above subnet mask is anything I should be concerned with.

Any comments or ideas?

Thanks in advance!

Peace...
 

A:Solved: Question about strange PPPoE connection information

The subnet mask of 255.255.255.255 is a valid mask for a PPPoE connection, it denotes that there is only a single allowed address.
 

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Thanks everybody! Here is an explanation of what is making me suspicious.In the "HKEY_CURRENT_USER" I noticed 3 strange entries that I have never seen there before. "SYSTEM2544""SYSTEM52216""SYSTEM62455"I could only find 1 page where somebody had a similar issue doing a search with Google that wasn't much help. So, I decided to take a couple screenshots and post them in a thread here to see if anybody know where these came from or why they are there.My computer is running fine, but that doesn't make me any less curious about these entries.I appreciate any help that I receive and thank you for reading.I'm running Windows XP Professional SP3

A:Question about a couple of strange registry entries in Windows XP...???

Hi mate -I know from your previous posts that you are usually very careful about your computer, but this time you may be infected. There are a few similar posts Re these items.The report from Virus Total = atmlib32.exe Status: Scan finished. 10 out of 20 scanners reported malware. From this I would consider that you do have infections on your system according to the result -Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting from step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues, and what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow His Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.Thank You -

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Last night, I setup an old AirLink101 AR430W wireless router I have as a wireless access point. The router functioned fine as an access point except I noticed some strange ping behavior when connecting to the LAN through it from a desktop PC.

When the PC was connected wirelessly through this access point, I could intermittently ping "www,yahoo.com". I would ping it once and get replies back. Then, I would ping it again and get a "host not found" kind of message. Then, I would ping it again and would get replies back.

When the PC was connected hard wired through this access point (the AR430W has a 4-port Ethernet 10/100 switch), I would be able to ping Yahoo reliably and repeatedly. Once I switched back to the wireless connection, the pings were intermittent again.

I did have the AR430W configured in "SuperG" wireless mode and the wireless adapter in the PC is a D-Link nano USB 'N' adapter (I forget the model). It was late so I didn't think to change the AR430W from "SuperG" mode to regular 802.11g mode.

Any clues as why ping would work intermittently when connecting wirelessly and then work reliably when connecting hard wired through the same device, the AR430W?

I'm just asking the question. The AR430W is no longer in service and I figure there's something wrong with the wireless part of the AR430W but I wanted to pose the question in the event there might be something else going on I wasn't aware of. ... Read more

A:Question about a wireless router and strange ping behavior

Only a guess, but I'd suspect the "SuperG" mode, as those turbo things are problematic when the AP and adapter are not a matching set.
 

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so on the bing site today there are waterfalls and on my moms laptop the water is running down the waterfall, but on my laptop the water is frozen, just still. i have recently installed a ssd in this laptop and was wondering if i didnt have something set right. im really just curious as to why the water runs on my moms laptop but not mine? i have mine all set up for a ssd, but just wondering if i did something wrong or didnt do something right?

A:strange question, water falls on bing arent running?

Hi there are arrows on the bottom right of the page try clicking the right

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So at my home we regularly have internet connection problems , meaning it goes in and out 10-20 times a day , so we bought new modems , new wireless routers , which in the end we still have the same problem. So I decided to do a lil investigating , I decided to run wire shark to a detailed view on my connection , and I keep seeing this Lexmark printer show up & I was stumped b/c it just didn't make sense that a printer would continually try to connect to my wpa2-psk secured network , wireless at that , so , a few weeks go by and I decide to turn on file & printer sharing on one of my laptops & wam there is that Lexmark printer on my network ....how could this printer be on my network? I'm confused b/c I haven't given out the password to any1, & it is showing up randomly....

Any1 have any ideas I've included a pic of its properties ,does any1 know how to investigate this further using the devices mac?
https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=E24DAC427A3FC326!1224&authkey=!AD9ZxW-V1R2wJ2U
 

A:Strange Problem , With Strange Printer Showing Up On My Ntework

and you do not have a lexmark printer at all or any other wireless printer or printer connected to a PC and shared at all
its not showing an IP address
 

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I found this when trying to update/edit my Google profile:
var __chd__ = {'aid':11079,'chaid':'www_objectify_ca'};(function() { var c = document.createElement('script'); c.type = 'text/javascript'; c.async = true;c.src = ( 'https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://z': 'http://p') + '.chango.com/static/c.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(c, s);})();

 
I seem to be able to remove it from the profile piece I have edited when I do not include the mailto link.
 
Added to this, I am struggling with websites opening -  usually when I am busy in google - even if I am not logged in. (http://fixbonus.com/lp5/ usually opens ( I might have used this site before), but http://www.seekbang.com/za_main.php?kwd=mtr_za_0210 and another site, which I never used before also opens. Seekbang opens from http://kaizentraffic.com/country/mediat2.html. This weekend http://www.surfaccuracy.com/feed_default_redir.v2.php opened once, but then requested a password. It seems these sites opens from google and twitter(like.
 
I have run AVG, Lavasoft - Adaware and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The latter sometimes find objects and delete it, but after several scans and clearing the cache and cookies, I am still having this problem.
 
Can anybody help?

 

A:Strange script and strange websites opens from Google

Are you using WordPress and what is your operating system?

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Ok, I'll give you all a quick rundown of my problem, and what i did to try and fix it.

First off, i have a 60gb ide drive for my windows installation (3 other drives for storage), and i got a 150gb Raptor X, which is sata. I cloned the 60gb boot drive onto the raptor, but it didnt boot, and said the HAL was corrupt. My guess would be that the hardware abstraction layer got all defunct when it saw the new sata drive, but was expecting an ide? After all that, i decided to run a chkdsk on the ide drive, and clone it again, to see if it booted. I used the recovery console on a windows xp pro disc, but alas, i couldnt chkdsk because i forgot my admin password. Stupid me. Well, i thought i'd reset the admin password with the windows xp repair installation. (Hit shift+f10 when it is "installing devices" in the gui part of the windows installation, and modify users from the cmd prompt.) But, i didnt get that far. after it copied all the files in dos, and would normally go back and continue installation, it restarted the computer and flashed the windows logo, normal stuff. then the logo went away and the computer restarted. Now it's in an endless loop, and does the same if i try the repair installation again. I really need to get this drive back up and running somehow.

Any help is appreciated.
Thanks

Also, i used Paragon HDD manager 6 to clone the hard drives.
 

A:Solved: Strange, strange problem with windows repair.

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Hi.

I got very strange problem, and knowing how many times when I had problems, I was searching posts here, I decided this time to ask for help..it seems I am simply not up for serious problem I am having.

It's about sound. First, I have sound for music player and youtube on laptop, and then in one moment, it is gone.
When I click on volume, I get msg ''There is no active mixer devices...'' (with sound).
When I try run - services.msc, I am getting message ''mmc.exe unable to locate component'' and then strangest thing:

''This application failed to start because o?GL .dll. file was not found. Re-installing the application may fix the problem'' After letter ''L'' in msg I am getting there is graphic image of square (geometrical figure).

Can anybody help me, please?

Thx, in advance.

A:most strange situation: no sound, getting mmc.exe message with strange symbols

Sounds like you have a virus. Please click on the link for Virus/Trojan Help in my signature and post there for more help. You can also try going to Start/Run and type SFC /scannow and press enter. Put the XP CD in and it will replace any missing files from the CD.

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I've posted my personal solution to blast worm, many people are reading it and I hope it is helpfull.
Now in my turn.....help tnick or some other big guru.
Here is my log, but I suppose nothing of wrong is in it..i fixed all the proble, my pc is working fine.
But in the firewall window I see an application just called SYSTEM that is listening on many many ports, such as 135, 136, 137, 138.
Of course I've blocked that doors, but what is an application called SYSTEM??? I had a look in his folder ( windows\system32\congig ) and I found files with extensions such as SAV , ALT and some txt file that I've attached.
Finally in my hard disk, not in a specific folder, are many files of lenght o kb, named only by a letter, such as à or asci letters..
Some rest of this pervert worm???
Any suggestion?
thank you in advance
Logfile of HijackThis v1.96.0
Scan saved at 18.44.09, on 13/08/2003
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Programmi\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Programmi\Kerio\Personal Firewall\persfw.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\locator.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tcpsvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\snmp.exe
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Hello Family !
I have an Emachine W3653 with Vista on it.
The computer had some viruses and trogans on it so I ran Malwarebytes, SpyBot Search and Destroy and Super Anti Spyware, multiple times, until they all came up cleanwith no infections.
But for some reason, I can sit and watch the "cookies folder" , without having Internet Explorer opened up, and cookies keep popping up as I watch. I can clean out all the cookies and they just keep comming back, even though I don't go on line.
Also, Avast is popping up errors about blocking malicous URLs even when the computer is just sitting there.
I have also went on line and ran Trend Micro House Call, (online scanner) and it even came back with zero infections.
It seems as if something is hooked up to the internet and downloading good and bad cookies. In one minute it downloaded 11 cookies.
I'm stumped on what is doing this ! I have also downloaded all new updates for Maywarebytes, Spybot and Super AntiSpyware and ran them but I still come up with zero infections found, now.
Any and all help will be greatly appreciated in helping me figure out whats wrong with this desktop.
Thank you !

A:strange cookies, strange Avast blocks

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Orange Blossom

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Here is an MBR log:
MBRCheck, version 1.2.3
© 2010, AD

Command-line:
Windows Version: Windows 7 Ultimate Edition
Windows Information: (build 7600), 32-bit
Base Board Manufacturer: Quanta
BIOS Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Product Name: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC
Logical Drives Mask: 0x0000003c

Kernel Drivers (total 191):
0x82A40000 \SystemRoot\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
0x82A09000 \SystemRoot\system32\halmacpi.dll
0x80BBD000 \SystemRoot\system32\kdcom.dll
0x8AA2C000 \SystemRoot\system32\mcupdate_AuthenticAMD.dll
0x8AA37000 \SystemRoot\system32\PSHED.dll
0x8AA48000 \SystemRoot\system32\BOOTVID.dll
0x8AA50000 \SystemRoot\system32\CLFS.SYS
0x8AA92000 \SystemRoot\system32\CI.dll
0x8AB3D000 \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\Wdf01000.sys
0x8ABAE000 \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\WDFLDR.SYS
0x8AC2B000 \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\ACPI.sys
0x8AC73000 \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\WMILIB.SYS
0x8AC7C000 \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\msisadrv.sys
0x8AC84000 \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys
0x8ACAE000 \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\vdrvroot.sys
0x8ACB9000 \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\partmgr.sys
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A:Strange thing man, strange things

To remove the infection, run the command mbr.exe -f (note the space between the e and -f) from a command prompt. Have the user reboot the machine, otherwise the next report may still show (false) infection. Open Windows Explorer and rename the C:\mbr.log to C:\mbr.oldGo to Start > Run and type: cmdpress Ok.At the command prompt, type: cd \press Enter.At the command prompt, type: mbr.exe -f(make sure you have a space before the e and the -f)press Enter.At the command prompt, type: exitpress Enter.It will produce a new report at C:\mbr.log. Please copy/paste the results in your next reply.

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HI;I recently noticed some strange files in my C directory....also the label of the partition is strange..they take a lot of space toohere is a picWhat should i do?{Mod EDit: HJT log removed by OP, retuning to AII.~~boopme}

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I just now noticed something incredibly odd happening in my start menu. The Search option, specifically, where it's supposed to say Search, is replaced with strange lettering. Here's a picture of what it looks like:
 

A:A strange, strange, strange thing.

Run this free online scanner as a first step http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
 

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Okay so I have two files starting in my startup today, Than I had a blue screen ( Do to an unrelated incident ) and had 4, I believe I have 4 malware and am not sure how to go about removing them.I run Comodo Internet Security and Malwarebytes Anti MalwareAt the moment by CIS is blocking all four files, From program and firewall request (By my own will). IT did try to access the internet but I stopped it. People are telling me to Format but I have too much on here to do that.CIS and Malware Bytes dont detect nothing.Below are pictures with properties of both the files, I uploaded them to virusscan and virustotal and it was split on detecting it as malware but I wont post those logs here uless instructed.File names:0E808.exe1CB72.exe9F6B3.exeBAB2D.exeI have included a D.D.S log below, Please help me in figuring out what to do. I seem to notice a slag in performance since I discovered this.

A:Strange malware keeps making strange startup items, Attempt to acces internet, Appear to be Malware

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.comDDS.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 resul... Read more

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About a month or two ago, I got a virus on my desktop.  My husbands IT friend dialed in and cleaned it out for me.  He recommended that I stop using Norton (because of the space it takes up and other reasons.....) and loaded AVG and told me to not use Internet Explorer and to use Firefox (which I have always hated)   He did a scan using Malwarebytes and found 160+ on my computer.  After he was done (5+ hours) I still seemed to have issues. (all programs would end up at "not responding" eventually, sometimes right after restarting the computer)
 
 A friend of mine's husband is an IT guy, so I took my computer to him, he found some add on's that should be deleted in my Inbox, but that was all.  He messed around on firefox, played around for a couple hours with different programs, etc.  Nothing went to not responding.  I brought the computer home and after about 5 minutes on firefox... Not responding.  My inbox went to not responding... etc.  And this is still happening. 
 
While my comuter was being fixed the 2nd time, I started using my lap top.  (which I hardly use at home at all)  I started having the same issues.  (Computer is Windows 7, laptop is Vista)  All programs started going to Not responding, taking long time to load, etc. 
 
Last week we went on vacation to Washington DC, and I took my laptop.  Issues seemed to disappear.  Got home... guess what.&... Read more

A:Laptop acts strange at home, fine while on vacation, now strange again once home

I feel like a moron just asking that question because it seems so impossible
 
Modem viruses are rare, but possible!. 
 
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
 
1)  Double-click on mbam-setup.exe, then click on Run to install the application, follow the prompts through the installation.
 
2)  Malwarebytes will automatically open.  If this is the first time you have run this version of Malwarbytes you will see an image like the one below.
 

 
Click on Update Now, after Malwarebytes is updated FIRST DISCONNECT THE CONNECTION TO THE MODEM then click on Scan.
 
If this isn't the first time you have run this version, then you will see an image like the one below.  Click on Scan
 

 
You will be prompted to update Malwarebytes, to do so click on Update Now.
 
 
 
3)  The scan will automatically run now.
 

 
 
4)  When the scan is complete the results will be displayed.  Click on Quarantine All, then click on Apply Actions
 

 
 
5)  To complete any actions taken you will be asked if you want to restart your computer, click on Yes
 
 
 
6)  Please post the Malwarebytes log.
 
To find your Malwarebytes log, download mbam-check.exe from here and save it to your desktop.
 
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Okay, so I have a little bit of a problem, I turned my computer on this morning only to find that all the folder icons had been replaced by 'no icon' icons (the paper with the stuff on it).

Now, when I click my folders, it brings me to the search window, with that folder in the search area. This means I need to right click every time I want to open one of my (now) ugly looking folders.

I've gone through folder options, and under the list of options only 'find' and 'open in onenote' comes up... not open or explore. It says I can add a new type, but I browse and I doubt there's a program to open folders.

Any help? Yes... I've tried System Restore

A:Strange, strange problem

There's a freeware program called "tweakui" that has a tool "rebuild icons" that may fix this. Another program "regseeker" has one as well.

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So i have been getting this really strange pop-up that appears when im in my document or my videos ect. The pop-ups window title say "Data Execution Prevention - Microsoft Windows". After it appears i press the close message button and everything on my screen disappears except my desktop background. Then after i few seconds the everything come back to normal but all my previous open windows are now gone.

hope you guys and help me out. thanks.

i also do not have access to my windows install disc. sorry


DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Eriks at 23:05:46.44 on Wed 09/22/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2030.1276 [GMT -5:00]


============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\IDT\IntelXPV_v103\WDM\STacSV.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\SeagateManager\Sync\FreeAgentService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HTTPFilter
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
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A:strange reboots and strange pop-up.

BUMP, please

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I am running short on time, so i must describe this breifly.

I am fixing my friends computer, the mobo died, he got " the red light".

I replaced his mobo, and now everything powers up, but the computer doesn't post, there is no video what so ever.

I have tried swapping every componet from my working computer.
-the cpu
psu
Gpu
Ram
HDD

I have tried taking out the cmos battery and putting it back in.

I would try clearing the cmos jumper, but for some reason this new board does not have one.

Now, another strange problem. The board starts, for about 2 seconds, stops, and restarts itself. I have checked the LEDs multiple times. I have tried reseting the graphics card, and the cpu, and the ram, and have tried the ram in different slots

I am now clueless. Would love help. Thanks
 

A:Strange, strange problem

Me thinks your new mobo has a problem too.
 

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HOW DO I place the following in blue type letters:

test

when the rest of a web site's is black type


(this is the color i would like to useCOLOR="#FF0000")
 

A:Hit An Easy Homerun Answering This Question On Html Code Question

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I haven't been on windows 98 or 98SE alot so I was wondeing, If you put a Cd-writer (burner) in a computer with windows 98 or 98se (which I just did) why when ;you go to my computer and right click on the E dirve is there not a recording tab and other tabs like in windows xp, I know the answer will probably be------because your not using XP----------But I was wondering. The one I put in had NERO with it and I like NERO anyway however I would like to know for future purposes.

Why when you go to mycomputer and right click on the E drive (the burner) don't you have the recording tab and the rest like XP. I like doing it that way in XP where you can move all files or copy files and then go to the burner and say write these files to cd.

Does windows 98 or 98SE have this and I am just missing it or is a burning program like NERO or another the only way to use the burning in 98 or 98SE?

Thanks for the help
 

A:Solved: Windows 98 and/or 98SE-question about burning CDs, is there a record tab etc-Question

lol, you answered your own question, windows 95,98,98se,and ME don't support cd burning, except with 3rd party software. When you purchase any of the NT systems (ie: xp, NT 4, Server 2003, 2000 PRO etc...) all have the NT kernel which if you look during your install say " Windows (whatever version) is built on NT technology" and "You now have built in CD burning" soon and perhaps with the upcoming service pack 2, it will start coming with DVD burning capability.

I believe the only windows kernel out that currently supports cd burning is the NT one
 

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So my situation is unique lol

i have a Dell inspiron n5010 laptop running Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

the soundcard for this is either IDT 92HD79B1, v.6.10.0.6267, A01 or A03 i dont know what the default one mine came with is.

Documentation
i hope that helps ^ and the attatchment i posted is also an indepth analysis of my laptop.

basically this soundcard has the input for one regular jack. like the jack on ipod headphones idk the technical name.

aside form that i have logitech 5.1 surround sound speakers with the Green orange black jacks on the ends of those...

ive used 2 splitters to make those 3 into 1 and i have it hooked up to my laptop and i hear sound from all 3 speakers...

is there any way any software to make the laptop think i have 5.1 input?

and also can i install realtek on my machine??? i have it installed but i cant use it... is realteka software or a sound card??

A:Logitech 5.1 surround question and soundcard question IDT and Realtek

Just plug your 5.1 or 7.1 into the jack and it should be picked up by the software. Otherwise these little badboys work great as well !
StarTech.com ICUSBAUDIO7 Virtual 7.1 USB Stereo Audio Adapter External Sound Card - USB 2.0, USB 1.1, Phono 3.5mm Female, C-Media Chipset at TigerDirect

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