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A few questions about SP1

Q: A few questions about SP1

Okay, first off, I was under the impression that DX 10.1 was going to be a part of SP1, but now i'm seeing that i'm still running 10.0. I saw another thread on this topic but nobody ever really answered the guys question, so now i'm asking again

I have an 8800gtx....yeah it's a DX10 card but does it even support DX 10.1 and what exactly is the main change from .0 to .1? Even though it's a necessary update regardless if your card supports it or not, but if your card DOES support it....are there any extra graphical benefits?

I just installed SP1 last night and so far it just seems to be causing even more problems for games....which is bad...starting to wonder if microsoft can do anything right..

My vertical sync doesn't appear to be working anymore since the SP1 install. It's turned on either in the options for said game or in the nvidia control panel.....yet I have horizontal tearing in every game now and it's a tad bit annoying.

Preferred Solution: A few questions about SP1

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

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

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

A: A few questions about SP1

Hi anarchy101 -

Welcome to TSF.

If you installed SP1 yourself and did not allow Windows Updates to do, please see the following Microsoft Bulletin KB948343 found HERE. After reviewing, I suggest that you check the Device Manager to see if your system is using any of the drivers mentioned therein.

One of my systems had trouble after I installed SP1 because of two drivers that Microsoft now admits are not compatible with Vista SP1.

Good Luck to you.

Regards. . .


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1. Ran out of this space in my Q:Lenvovo - backup assigned partition.  14GB.  (My C: drive has 80GB free!) How can I fix this?  Is there a way to expand the partition without deleting it first?  Does Lenvovo or Microsoft or SSD manufacturer have a tool to do this where you just enter the amount you want to expand a partition to and it will adjust the other partition accordingly?  If not; I cannot delete the Q:Lenovo drive using file explorer or disk cleanup utility.  How do I remove at the original backup?  When I go to disk cleanup it shows blank the files; so it is a hidden file or subdirectory.  I even try signing on as System Administratin but forgot the password I created, it been so long ago and never use it.  LOL!   If I cannot do any of this:  There is an option to do a Windows 10 refresh but can you redirect it to a new SSD from the existing SSD? 2. Looking to get a new SSD but in NVMe configuration. a. Does my L450 support NVMe boot up? What type of NVMe does my Thinkpad support?  I thinking of getting the Samsung 860 Evo.b. Is connecting the new NVMe and running transfer SSD software the Windows 10 will recognize the drives and do the transfer?    Serial NumberF0ATPKGPart Number: 20D5503800 Thanks for any help you can give in this matter!

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I'm thinking about building my own PC, but I don't quite understand what anti-static precautions should be taken. Obviously, nothing will be plugged in, but is there anything I'm missing or not understanding?
Also, are anti-static wrist bands essential? Also, would carpet work as a good working area?


A:Questions About Precautions to Building a PC (Easy Questions)

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I have a
HP Pavilion dv7t-1000 CTO Entertainment Notebook PC
64bit with Windows Vista Home premium
Recently I had a friend take it and wipe it to start fresh.
when I got it back it is still pointing to a bizarre path..?? (which is one of the reasons I wanted to start fresh. It points to:

%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\


why would this be the case? When I got it back I see that some things like my extra monitor was already installed.. (Before I even hooked it up??) and some folders I had renamed example folder.OLD was still here. (and many other things that lead me to believe it did not get formatted correctly. (and could still have virus?)
He used my factory disks. (which I do have)
can anyone advise me on what is going on?
thanks so much!!

A:Environment Variables questions and format questions

I've had a bunch of HP machines. But I never used the restore. I'm not sure if it formats or just installs over what's there. It may leave files and folders that are in subfolders of programs that come bundled with the machine assuming it's data or something. The path looks fine to me. That %SystemRoot% stuff is just a way to use environment variables in case the system is not installed on C:\Windows.

If you really just want the OS and not the bundled software see the threads about ISO download for Vista. You can evaluate for 90 days perfectly legally. There are also tutorials how to extend the evaluation by 30 days.

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Hey guys, you might of seen a post or two about me not able to get our domain to use GPO's, but its all fixed now. YAY !
(It was the DNS, incase anyone was interested)

but now i got a few questions, i'll start with:

1. Is there anyway to configure a client by just having them log onto the domain? e.g. Disable Security Center, Windows Messanger, Add a Registry hack. etc.

2. Is there anyway to view a list of all websites visited on the network with information, eg. Who was looking at it(which user), at what time. etc

3. Is there a way to record a list of all objects printed from our print server with information? e.g. User that printed it, time it was printed, how many pages, how many copys. etc.

4. Is there a way to delete start menu files/folders with a logon script?

5. I'm going to put "Deep Freeze" on the computers that are accessed and used by the public, but i've never used it, nor have any experience with it.
Does it cause any problems with normal operation of the computer? if anyone could give me some feedback on this, i'd love to hear it.

Also, is it possible to get more then just 6 Virtual Drives on a computer?

i mean, isn't there 23 possible drives?

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Hello Experts,

Question 1:

To initialize the 4 elements of integer array named numbers to the value of 0, is THIS

int number [4] = { 0 };

correct, and the exact same thing as saying this:

int number [4] = { 0, 0, 0, 0 }; // ?

Question 2:

double x [ 6 ], y [ 14 ];

What C++ statement could I write that would

copy array named x into the first part of array named y. // ?

Thanks again! ... RB

A:Beginner C++ Questions About Arrays (2 Questions)

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Brand new user.

a. The new PC came with McAfee anti virus.
Should I use it ?

Is it as good as AVG, e.g., which I used on my old W7 PC ? Use them both ?

b. And, how do I turn on the "Defender" anti virus which I understand is part of
the W10 package ?

Would it interfere with McAfee or AVG ? How good is it ?

c. How do I turn on the Firewall; I'm assuming there is one like in W7 ?

Much thanks,

A:New W10 User Questions (Basic Questions, Please)

McAfee, AVG and Defender are all anti-virus programs and you should only run one. In fact Defender will get turned off when another one is installed.

Right click the Start button and select Control Panel.

Then select Security and Maintenance and under Security it will show your the status of the Firewall, Virus and Spyware and which program is running what.

Control panel also has links to Defender and Firewall.

That McAfee is a trial version and at some point you will have to buy it.


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I have a Packard Bell P133, model D135. Eight megs of
RAM are on the motherboard. According to a search of
this model on a 'Memory' website, this model has FPM non-
parity memory. The machine had two 4-MB modules installed
when it was new in 1996, for a total of 16 MB at time of purchase.
Since then, I have added two 8MB modules to bring it up to
32MB. Two weeks ago, I replaced the two 4MB modules with
two 32MB FPM modules, which was supposed to bring it up to a total of 88MB. When I boot up, it only reads slightly over 81MB as passed....of course, on the System Properties 'General' tab, 80MB is listed. Can anyone tell me what might have happened to the other 8MB?

Another question: Would parity memory be compatible with
non-parity memory? I know from research, that most servers use parity memory...parity being described as a feature of
a module for error-checking. Would parity memory work OK with non-parity, but not the other way around? The reason I ask is, I have an opportunity to buy some used 72-pin, FMP parity modules at a good price, and I just wanted to know if the two (parity and non-parity) would mesh. I wanted to bring it up to the max for this model....136MB, providing the 8MB on-board memory is read. That was my own theory about the missing 8MB....that the on-board memory, for some reason isn't being read. Any thoughts on this?

Last questions: How critical is mixing speeds? Will 70ns
modules in one bank work with 60ns modules in another ... Read more

A:Memory: Questions.....questions....questions....

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Hey guys, just have a few questions in regards to Vista x32 vs x64 as well as Direct x10 issues when it comes to gaming.

First off - What benefits do I get by running Vista x64 as opposed to x32 when it comes to gaming. I bought Call of Duty 4 as well as Bioshock, and will be buying some of the new games coming out such as Assassin's Creed and Far Cry 2. Are any of these games 64 bit games?

Second off - Do I get any benefit playing a game made for DirectX 9 on a DirectX10 platform? Or are the graphic increases only visible in games actually made for DirectX 10? Again, are any of the games I listed above made to work with better graphics in DirectX 10?

Thanks guys!

A:32/64 bit questions & DirectX 9/10 questions :)

I discovered your inquiry while I was attempting to answer questions similar to yours.

This isn't much help but try reading about Epic Game's 'Unreal' game engine. I'm reading the article on wikipeadia about this game engine. This is the game engine used for Gears of War and Unreal Tournament.

Any way, it seems that if your running the game in a 64-bit environment like Windows Vista 64 the game will be in 64-bit mode.

It uses Directx 10 and Directx 10 also seems to be in 64-bit mode depending on weather Windows is in 64-bit mode.

In related news, it seems that the 'Unreal' game engine and the 'Source' game engine (Used for Half life 2, etc) are optimized to take advantage of multi-threading or in other words optimized for multi-core processors.

Anyway, see what conclusions you come to...I'll post an update as I learn more.

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Hi there!


I just had my hard drive wiped by the *badwords* at Best Buy. Anyway, they delete MSN 9.0 off my computer. So now i use MSN explorer to connect to the internet.

Which brings me to question one. Where can i get MSN 9.0 dail-up? I lost the disc (again) and google doesn't give me anything. Please tell me i can download it somewhere cause i don't want to have to wait for another disc... I don't even know how i got them to send me a disc...

Question 2. How do i get MSN to not log me off after a certain amount of time? At first i could only stay on for about 5-6 hours. Then it went to 10-12 hours. Now after the wipe its back to 5. And i did nothing to change it the first time...

Question 3. What extensions do you recommend for Firefox?

Question 4. How do i get the Function key on my Sony Viao Laptop to work again? I guess they wiped the "whatever-it-is" that makes it work too...

I think that'll do for now

i thank you in advance for your help (you know, if you do help >.>)

okay, i guess they aren't all about MSN, but i figured i'd... whatver i'm tired

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Can anyone please tell me
1. If I dont like IE7 how I would go back to IE6
2. Can I import and export favourites from and to a memory stick.
3.Will IE7 work with web washer. I need my privacy.


A:IE7 questions

1 Use Add/Remove Programs to ditch Windows Internet Explorer 7.
2. Yes.
3. No idea.

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I have been hearing about the term VPN - for many years, I have also tried it for a couple of time with my iPhone. Seriously I want to know - What is VPN actually is?? Virtual Proxy Network ?? What's different of it from proxies??
What is the reason of using VPN?

I have some serious reasons to change my IP address so as to look like as someone else and to protect my computer information. Within the past two years my confidential information of two different credit cards had been stolen (while physical cards were never stolen or lost) . I almost always buy from websites that could be trusted totally, and I don't buy so often (once every two months on average) but the rate of such problems are considered to high (2 in 2 years)

Would VPN or anything like that help?

A:VPN questions

Vpn isnt a proxy it means you connect directly to another server which then connects to the internet all traffic between you and the server is secure, a proxy you connect but traffic is open and the proxy caches data for speed. People think they are hidden behind a vpn but they are not as recent cases were hackers have been convicted proves. The simplest option is to use tor browser as that goes via lots of servers all over the world its slower due to this but not traceable the same

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I just got windows 10 installed and on one of the standard accounts (not the other standard account or the admin account) the personalization for the background isn't working. It's stuck on the windows default display. It's set for a slide show of personal pictures. Any suggestions?

Also, will TFC (temporary file cleaner by oldtimer) work on windows 10?

Thank you.

A:questions about 10

Choose Picture rather than slide show if you just want a picture from the users collection.
Check download site for info on TFC re Windows 10.

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I am new, natch...how do I find the page where I can ask a question about floppys

I tried to go over to chat, and just get a bunch of mumbo jumbo, sat and waited and waited and waited and nothing happened..I'm confused...

have I got you confused yet???? okay, I'll try harder next time....

I have xp, I'm not sure what I should of selected to get chat to work for me...any good souls out there, have any ideas???



A:asking questions

What is your question about floppys?

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hi, 1st off; why am i suddenly unable to send myself an e mail? (I am not on my own blocked senders list) (OE6)
2nd, I scanned a photo & saved it in "my docs" When i right click & check "properties" it says JPEG file. but when i attach the saved pic to an email, no one can open it?
Any ideas?
2.7GHz, 40GB HD, 1256MB RAM, Win XP

A:2 questions!

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1) Is Firefox generally considered to be better than IE?
2) If I decide to switch over to Firefox, is there a REALLY simple way to move my IE bookmarks there?

A:2 Questions

I would say FF is different than IE7. Better maybe in that it is so customizable with extensions but on the same hand one has to be careful not to go nuts and turn FF into a big ponderous pig. FF3 is getting high marks so far, apparently having corrected a lot of the problems there were with FF2.

In FF2 and presumably in FF3, its as simple as File>>Import>>Internet Explorer settings and bookmarks.

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The other day my friend gave me and told me i could have it...The PC is pretty old its running Windows 95....Now this computer im on now is Windows XP....What im wanting to know is what i would need to Get the computer i got from a friend online with my cable modem and be online with this one.....I dont have a router and i really dont like routers there such a pain......Both PC's have a NIC in them and i have an extra NIC....Im thinkin about formatting the HDD and installing Linux on the other PC if someone can help me.....I would appreciate it alot.....

A:I have some Questions

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When i first got my PC everything was running great in vanguard water looked normal everything looked fantastic. Then stupid me i downloaded and installed video drivers over already installed videodrivers.

I uninstalled all the video drivers and the evga disk that went with my 8800 GT i tried installing display drivers off of that and it says cant find hardware compatable with mine so i downloaded the drivers straight from the nividia site the newest ones i think 169.25. So any way now when i play vanguard everythings rather ugly the water is really ugly like its either milky white or bright blue, settings are maxed in game. Though i played bioshock and oblivion and everything was fine. Only problem with oblivion is that the shadows would move very fast and flicker like peoples shadows.

Any one know a good display driver i should download to go along with a 8800 GT 512 mb i also have vista 32 bit. One more thing i have windows vista but its a recovery disk i also have a windows xp operating gateway CD. Is it possible i can reinstall xp with that disk? I tried it before but i couldnt get any internet access with XP enabled.

Well thanks for reading and possibly answering my questions!

A:Hey all i have two questions, please help me!!!

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Hi All....

Had a friend who got a call from her cable modem provider. The ISP told her she had a virus and disconnected her service because they said it was "causing problems with the network". THere were many errors on the line they said. I've been doing networking for awhile now, but not for the last couple years. This troubles me in a couple ways and wanted to get your input. My questions are:

1. How in the world can an ISP know u have a virus on your computer or even care?? Unless they have it on their network and sent it to you.

2. Since viruses operate at a different OSI layer than your cable modem and communication line how can viruses cause errors on the line??

I pretty much told this friend that the ISP support person that called her was wacked. I would like ur expertise on the matter.
Sorry, a couple things to add. The cable company support person even told her the exact virus she had(kaiten). i did some research on here and and it looked like most poeple like AVG software, so i had her download it and scan her drives. No Luck. I then had her run housecall. Housecall found 22 viruses. So i'm a little puzzled.

Only been out of the business a couple years, hope things havent changed that much.

Thanks as always,

A:ISP questions(please help)

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hello , my name is mcgann57 and I have a question about daw vsts. I recently uploaded a new vst and it is slowing down my computer dramatically. I was wondering if a could run this vst on an external hard drive so I can still use the vst but maintain speed? also, if I already have vst's linked in my DAW , can a do the same easily? and how ?

A:DAW questions.

I had to google because I had no idea what DAW and VST were.

For those that might not know, I found this
DAW is Digital Audio Workstation. VST is Virtual Studio Technology.
So Cubase, FL, Live, Reason, etc.. are DAW's.
VST's are plug ins. So like Trilogy, Massive, etc.. are VST'sClick to expand...

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hey..ihave a few questions about things iwant to change on my computer

my standby button doesnt show up..when ipress start>turn off computer..iget:
turn off

but the standby button isn't lit up like the restart and turn off buttons..ican't click it..this is really frustrating because iuse it alot! ialso can't press shift to get my hibernate button..how can iget my standby and hibernate buttons back??

also..iwanna change my bootscreen back to normal..idownloaded a program to change it and now everytime iturn on my computer..it asks me which one iwant to use..iwanna get rid of the new one and keep the old one..thanks for anyones help! ireally appreciate it

A:A Few Questions

See if this helps with the Standby button:http://www.fujitsu-siemens.co.uk/rl/servic...toreStandby.htm

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Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576054/firewall-logs/ - Hamluis.
I am having recent firewall issues. I have noticed that my local machine was using port 17 & 6 a LOT, and I was getting warnings from my uverse router. I have gone into my norton, and shut down those two ports on my local machine, but it still looks like something is trying to ping my PC. I have run almost every malware program known to man, downloaded a ton from this (awesome!) website, and it isn't finding anything.
I am new to the formum. I have saved all of this in a .xls. I am hoping I can get it to an expert, they can take a look at it, and tell me if it is benign, or do I need to nuke my HD and rebuild.


You can post those logs, so we can take a look. 

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1) How do i know if my computer is using both cores?, if not how do i make it use 2 cores?,

2)Are there any programs that check cpu temperature that you know of and it is trustworthy?

BTW, i have a Intel Core 2 Duo E6759 2.6GHz

A:2 questions about my CPU

right click on taskbar....task manager ....should show 2 cpu usage graphs 1 for each core
who makes your mobo.....may have a temp utility on your drivers disk

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I've recently discovered my router has QoS capabilities. However I'm unsure as to what I should enable, disable, add or edit. Below I'll attach a screenshot of my interface so to make better reference & understanding of the questions I need answered.

1: Should I check on Enable QoS (Optimized for Gaming) & what should I set its rate at?

2: Is there a way to change the priority of devices via Setup QoS rule?

In short my over-all goal is to have it set so my wired device & what I do has priority over wireless ones. Currently its the exact opposite which doesn't feel right. If a wireless laptop using my internet connection is browsing YouTube, its videos will buffer fine while mine struggle to even load a few seconds.

A:QoS Questions

You can give certain programs priority ie a specific game or a services like ftp if you give priority to gaming it will take preference to thing like email browsing etc. You dont give make model or router so its hard to know what its capable of

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I have a question bout burning dvd to you computer...how do you do it? and with what program? and is there any free downloadble program?

A:Dvd Questions

if you bought a dvd burner you should automatically get some sort of burning program with it, And I would use what it comes with
the good programs arne't free, they are kind of cheap I believe but , if you got one that came iwth your burner then use that, How do you do it, varies with the program

usually you just click burn Video DVD or whatever, and hten add the file and click burn

haven't myself ever done a dvd, I can't really say for sure

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Here is a list of questions that I have:
Where is the end of the net?
Who/what is at the top of the internet?
Who owns the net?
You pay some amount of money to register a domain but in the end where dos the money go to?
Who/What is the group that can not be seen but controls the net? (like a 1337 hacking group or something)

A:My Questions About The Net

Your Answers are:

Where is the end of the net? "Just before the finish line. Or there about, "

Who/what is at the top of the Internet? " An awful lot of people"

Who owns the net? "All of us"

You pay some amount of money to register a domain but in the end where dos the money go to? "Into a company or someones bank a/c"

Who/What is the group that can not be seen but controls the net? (like a 1337 hacking group or something) "Sorry, it sounds like you are a bit confused"

"The net is just a bunch of people using technology to its best advantage."

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Couple of odd things happening with AOL9.0 and XP SP2.....

1. Attachments (Word, Excel or images) received in AOL mail can't be downloaded. When clicking the download button nothing happens. I've changed the setting so that it allows images but that didn't sort it. Problem began after updating to SP2. AOL help desk don't know the answer!!!

2. AOL doesn't recognise the firewall and anti virus programs. It says on the front page that they're not there. The firewall is XP's own and the anti virus is e-trust. Is it just that AOL doesn't recognise these programs ands therefore doesn't know they're there?


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I have the same problem.
I don't know what happened but all the files under C drive in Windows Explorer are pdb files. I can not see any of the old folders in the explorer tree.
I don't know what to do to fix this and  I am about worn out trying to get windows to work anyway. I have recently reinstalled a new Windows 7 Ultimate. It worked fine, then this. The other drives on the computer work fine. The Windows explorer shows folders just fine for them. Only the C drive (the boot driver that has the extensions and files there are over 4000 of them.)
I worked with was installing Windows 7 SP1 and trying to update Windows. This was the most recent thing I tried to do the computer works fine I just cant see any folders in the Explorer Tree any more, every file is a pdb file.
If anyone could help I would be most grateful
thank you
Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/487942/pdb-files-and-symbols-folder-anyone/ - Hamluis.


Moved to AII for a look.

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Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/539835/getting-a-cannot-start-application-popup-every-so-often/ - Hamluis.
Some fantastic advice here! But I think the point that's being lost isn't HOW, but SHOULD. I'm getting this same error, and this:
Deployment url : http://ads.firstimpwins.com/creative/2-002137026-00001i;size=1;tag_id=4649;ref=INSERT_REFERRER_HERE;cb=INSERT_CACHEBUSTER_HERE
...makes me very suspicious of whether or not this is something I even want on my computer. Ads? Some site called "firstimpwins"? I'm not worried that some adware is struggling to get its software installed on my computer. I'm more concerned about how to scrub away what appears to be an incomplete installation in the first place. SOMETHING keeps triggering this install attempt. 


It does sound like you have been infected. I'm not sure with what and I'm not qualified to assist you with trying to clean it out.
What is your installed security program, is it current and have you run any scans?
Keep us posted

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1) What RAID would I find a dedicated parity disk?

0 and 1
1 and 2
3 and 4
4 and 5

2) Who developed NetBIOS?

3) What does a UPS need to protect a network?
ethernet connection
multistation access unit

4) What are active hubs uaually called?

5) What RAID level are the disks mirrored?

6) What is most useful when backing up data from different client operating systems?
DDI calls
A GDI interface
TSA software
A table of MAC addresses

7) What should not be done as part of a weekly maintenance routine on an NT server?
scan for viruses
replicate user backups
defragment the disk
reboot the server

8) Which is the name of a common IBM workstation platform?

9) Which is a popular network protocol that has made it easier to connect dissibilar computer systems because of its widespread use?

10) Direct access to the global internet is a distinct advantage of which one?


A:a few questions, please help

If you go <a href=http://www.google.com> here</a> or <a href=http://webopedia.internet.com/> here</a> you should be able to research the answers to those questions. Hope that helps .......

[Edited by Bryan on 07-01-2001 at 09:33 PM]

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Hi guys,

Just a quick question. With my G/B EP45-UD3P that I'm getting next week, and I'm also looking at getting Corsair Dominator 4GB 1066Mhz DDR2 RAM with it. However, the motherboard supports 1.8v RAM, and the dominator is 2.1v. I can change the voltage in the BIOS to support my RAM, and it would all be fine, right?

Also, currently my OS picks up the 4GB I currently have in my PC and says only 2.5GB is usable? I am running Windows 7 RC x64, and I read somewhere that my GC945 Chipset that I currently have limits to 3GB RAM, but why would it be at 2.5GB? Would it be because my XFX 9800GT is using 512MB Graphics? When I get my next motherboard (P45 Chipset), would this still occur?

Finally, I currently have 4GB 800Mhz G.Skill RAM installed. Would there be any noticeable difference between 800 and 1066Mhz?


A:RAM Questions

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i have unused boxed versions of AVG antivirus/antispyware 8.0 and AVG antivirus 2012.
As far as the 2012 goes, I know I can install it but does AVG allow you to upgrade to the current version while under valid subscription?  If so, would i install 2012 and then upgrade or would i install the latest version and use the 2012 key?  
Is the 8.0 a lost cause (for XP and Vista) at this point or can I use the key with a more current version?

A:AVG questions

AVG Paid user? Renew or upgrade now to receive our loyalty discountUpgrade to AVG 2015 when you already have an older AVG version

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Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/572316/help-please-regarding-adwcleaner/#entry3675465 - Hamluis.
Since this is a current thread and I basically have the same types of concerns/questions as the thread-starter regarding the use of ADWCleaner, I am going to post here. Hope I'm not using too poor of board etiquette.
So, just real quickly, are these HKLM Chrome Extensions files/folders anything to worry about?  They seem odd to me because of the long and random looking letter suffixes. Should I delete these?  
I'm just nervous after hearing about mals using fake Chrome extensions lately. 
(Also, see question about third image below.)
The one that really threw me was this file called "END".  I found a few discussion links on it but nothing difinitive. Is it dangerous?  Should I remove it? 

Thanks for any helpful thoughts!
Oh, and I am a Windows 8.1 user. 
P.S. My machine checked out OK on Emsisoft, Norton IS, and MalwareBytes earlier today. Machine seems to be running great and is not showing any typical symptoms of infection. 


The trick here is to Google the extensions name (these random strings of characters) and then see if they extensions are malicious or not. Since I'm lazy (or not really), I can do this for you, but I would ask you to provide me the AdwCleaner scan log, so I don't have to enter manually every extensions. Follow the instructions below to do so.AdwCleaner - Scan ModeDownload AdwCleaner and move it to your Desktop;Execute AdwCleaner, accept the EULA (I accept) then click on Scan;Credits : MalwareExperts.comLet the scan complete. Once it's done, click on the Report button to open the scan log;Please copy/paste the content of the output log in your next reply;

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Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/523852/task-manager-process-orlyipexe-32/ - Hamluis.
I am having the same problem on my Windows XP.  My CPU is almost always running at %100.  One process that is eating the resources is the same as discussed earlier but under a different name 'duarsaa.exe' and the properities identify it as belonging to this 'IenMeramkel Antibibus'. It is located under documents and settings in a folder called 'Ombuxe'.
I have scanned my hard drive and deleted it but only after trying to stop the process in task manager.  It seems to be gone for a few minutes and then replicates itself and continues to drive the cpu crazy.
I have run Mcafee and MS scan to no avail.  Now what?


Hi caribou_f,
Welcome to Bleeping Computer.
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Mod Edit: Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic441299.html - Hamluis.Is this the one you have? http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=3559772&prodTypeId=12454&prodSeriesId=3459241&swLang=13&taskId=135&swEnvOID=1093You could have a Broadcom or Intel Ethernet in that model. One way to tell, Look at the image I attached anything Intel will show VEN_8086If it shows a different VEN_ number try the Broadcom one.I too have that model and that VEN but the intel installer from HP reports back no intel card. The little program from Piriform indicates no ethernet cards. Bios indicated the onboard ethernet is active and available to the OS. Perhaps I will try Ubuntu Live... but I do need XP. Any ideas?


First thing to do is make sure the Port is good.

Trying the Ubuntu Live should tell you if the Ethernet port is working or not.

Can you post the entire line that shows the Ven information.
For example one computer here shows PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1019&SUBSYS_02A71014&REV_00\4&2D894BD&0&0818

I'd like to see the whole line.

Good Luck

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one of my friends came over and worked on my computer, and ever since then, there have been alot of strange things that i can't seem to fix. on the internet:
1. i now have a left to right scroller when i didn't used to, i can no longer see the whole picture of a page, when i used to be able to...for instance, i have to scroll left to right when reading my email, and it used to all be on the screen...how do i fix this????
2. my comp used to scroll down normally, at the speed that you move the arrow, but now, it delays, and goes inch by inch by inch, and doesn't stop when i stop pushing the arrow. it keeps going, and then, i have to go back up, and then that runs out of control, and i can never get it on what i want.

plz reply and tell me how to fix these problems!!

A:just a few questions.

!. Right click anywhere there is a blank space on the desktop, click properties, click setting tab. change screen area to 800X600 and if that is where it is set move it to the right to 1024X768, click apply.
2. Go into the control panel, click on the mouse icon and change the scrolling in there for the mouse.

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this appears on my PC randomly and has been doing so for years
how do i prevent it from doing so?
thank you

A:My PC Questions

I see there are some posting guidelines.
further info:
win 7
these products have failed to remove virus: malwarebytes, adblock plus, CCleaner, MSE, AdwCleaner, SpywareBlaster

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I've been writing about this elsewhere as part of a hacker thread, but thought I'd ask separately in a more specific way.

Starting yesterday, when I went online and my AOL AIM box (I have downloaded, and don't have AOL as an ISP) comes up, I get a message (asking me to accept) from AOL. It says my username is open "elsewhere". I clicked on the link for more info and it says that anything sent to my username will go to BOTH boxes. Wherever the other open one is.

I changed my username and deleted that one and it was fine from last night, during today, but late this afternoon when I went online, and the AIM box came up (new username) once again I got a message from AOL, that the NEW username was also open elsewhere.

I've run virus scans, (online ones recomended on this site) HOUSECALL and another (trojan) one, and nothing is infected.

I've run Spybot and Adaware.

I posted Hijack this log yesterday and it was seen as "okay".

Could the AOL thing just be something (a glitch) on their side?

It said it could be if I have AOL for a server, AND an AOL AIM box downloaded and both open, but as I said I don't have AOL for a server only the download.

I'm thinking someone got in my computer in some way, and is scanning to get my username/password. Is this possible?

My daughter has a computer upstairs, with AIM downloaded, too, we share the internet connection (not a network) and can't go on at the same time. I had her tak... Read more

A:Questions about AOL AIM

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I was infected with annoying virus burster malware. And found this page http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/70482/virus-burster-hijack-this-info/Where the guy had same problems after reading instructions by cretemonster i downloaded smithfix and ran in safe-mode. Cleaned the infected files.. and said yes to registry cleaning as well. And also "Delete trusted zone" What is it btw? This tool fixed it! But when i restarted back to normal mode. My wallpaper was removed and it had plain blue wallpaper. Though i changed back. But does that mean i deleted some necessary files or what?and hey here is my hijackthislog. Just incaseLogfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 2:40:19 AM, on 11/18/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running 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:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\{D4F8BD04-01F2-1033-1123-990930190001}\Update.exeC:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.ExeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Firewall Client\ISATRAY.EXEC:\Program Files\Opera\Opera.exeO2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02... Read more

A:Few Questions And Hjt Log!

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. And also "Delete trusted zone" What is it btw?This is a list of websites that will load on Internet Explorer with minimum security settings. If you have a malicious site listed in your trusted zone it will be able to load all kinds of trouble onto your computer.But when i restarted back to normal mode. My wallpaper was removed and it had plain blue wallpaper. Though i changed back. But does that mean i deleted some necessary files or what?Not at all. The smitfraud virus can also change your desktop wallpaper, so the tool fixes that as well.Unfortunately you have some additional issues that show up in your log. We'll use another tool to help get rid of them.Please download ComboFix and save it to your desktop.Double click combofix.exe and follow the prompts.When it's done running it will produce a log for you. Please post that log in your next reply.Important Note - Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall.

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Hi again folks:
I have a couple of questions regarding my ISP.
The first is can I have two ISP's on one pc?

The other question is about a specific ISP. I want to switch to SysMatrix.Net. It's only $10/month which is $8 cheaper than CoreComm-the one I am using now. I want to try both at the same time to compare before getting rid of the more expensive one. So is anyone out there using SysMatrix.Net and how is it?

I guess there is one other question...Can I have two email address accounts on one pc using Outlook Express in Win98se?


A:Questions regarding ISP...

yes you can have 2 isp's on your pc. Can have as many as you want. You can also have e-mail addresses from all of them, all in outlook express if you want, all under one identity if you want (will be confusing) or give them seperate identities.
Am in UK so can't comment on the specific isp you mention

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Hi I have two question, is kazaa still free or do you have to pay to download from their site. and second question is winamp full version free or do you have to pay for it? I am using winamp to burn cds. Thanks.


Yes, Kazaa is still free (last I checked!)

Most folks on this site would recommend using www.kazaalite.com instead of Kazaa due to spyware issues with Kazaa.

I have used both and prefer Kazaa Lite.

I also use Winamp to rip/burn .mp3 files to .wav. Winamp3 is the latest version, and it is free.

Have fun!

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This looks like an AMAZING deal and a great price. 1.5TB(Enough for what I do really...), and as fast as a Raptor in certain things.(According to many reviews, this is ACTUALLY TRUE!, but only during certain operations)

It's specs are excellent and price is flawless. It has 750 5 star ratings, but...350 bad star ratings. I read ALOT about the Barracuda and it has some serious issues I've read with locking up and stuff. I don't know if they've been completely resolved by now, though. =/

Seagate also has a reputation as the King of HDD's...


Western Digital is also another very well known name for HDD's. It's 10$'s more, it's specs are the same, but I read it's not quite as fast as the Barracuda in some respects, but I also read about a variety of RAID issues with it, so much so it can cause the Drive to die!

What do I do? They're the only ones on Newegg with 1.5TB HDD's out, at great prices, but both listed as having serious flaws!

Thank you.

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I have yahoo ameritech DSL,
The salesperson said i would get 750mbps connection speed, yet while i am downloading (from a very reliable server) i only get 65-70 mbps download rate. I am i getting ripped off or is this the norm? Also i have a Dlink ethernet router, will using a router hurt my connection speed?

A:DSL questions

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Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/575399/mse-shows-status-potentially-unprotected/ - Hamluis.
I found a thread in Spybot Search and Destroy that helps you to identify which items are unprotected.  For me it relates to Opera, which you stated that you did not have.  I added Opera just a few days ago, so to my surprise when I ran Spybot today, for the first time, I was unable to protect all of my items.
Go to the following web address: https://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?70530-Immunization-NOT-complete-193-still-unprotected
To identify the unprotected items, after running Immunization, in the lower right hand corner, select Show Details, and it shows which items are Unprocessed, Unprotected, Protected, and Total.  Again, for me, mine showed Opera 7+ as 193 Cookies Unprotected.  I tried the steps mentioned on this web page but still no success.  If and when I find a solution, I will report it here.
I am also using the free versions of: Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit; Malwarebytes Anti-Malware; SpywareBlaster; SuperAntiSpyware Free Edition and Windows Defender.  I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and have not had any issues with it.
One more thing, should you upgrade to Windows 10, Spybot will want to upgrade to version 2.5.  If you use only Windows Defender as your Anti-Virus, you need to disable an item in Spybot or else your Windows Defender will stop working - Sel... Read more


When I run Immunization it says items are still unprotected. How do I fix this?Various reasons for incomplete immunization in Spybot S&D

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Hello, I have a reason to believe I could possibly be infected by a RAT or some other virus by someone I play an online game with. I think it may have been a java drive by or trough skype as an image file. 
1. Could working youtube links as in they sent me links to watch a few videos off youtube that actually went to the site and worked give me a RAT from them? Maybe infected my browser? I know this sounds a bit silly so maybe not? 
2. They sent me an image file they was downloaded to my computer. It wasn't an .exe file but an actual image could they have hidden a RAT in it somehow?
3 Or could they possibly have done something as we connected during the call? IP address?
4. I would like to just do a system restore on my computer. Can a RAT attach itself to the files i would like to save. Family photos, videos, game saves, music ont my ext. hd. I just don't want to infect another computer or my computer after I do a system restore.
These probably seem like very ignorant questions but I am concerned.

A:Possible RAT, some questions

Hi and some good advice for a RAT Remote Access Trojan (infected computer )........
I don't believe you fully understand the scope of having a RAT:
A backdoor severely compromises system integrity.
A compromised system may allow illicit network connections, disabling of security software, modifying critical system files and collection and transmiission of personal identifiable information without your consent.
I recommend that you disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately, and only reconnect to download any tools that are required.
NOTE : If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or it if it contains any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.
I recommend that you disconnect this PC from the Internet immediately, and only reconnect to download any tools that are required. If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or it if it contains any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.
Though the Trojan can be identified and can be killed, because of it's backdoor functionality, your PC is very likely compromised and there is no way to be sure your computer can ever again be trust... Read more

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I wanna to buy the Lenovo y700-15 80NV00QAIVSPECS:i7 HQ16 GB ram15.6" FHDgeforce GTX 960MAnd the storage is 512GB SSD PCIe.So my question is about the StorageI didn't find any information about this drive so I come here to Lenovo to ask it.1-who is the manufacturer of this SSD?2-what his build name?3-What's his specs? (Writen/reading speed) and so.4-the SSD connected to M.2 or SATA?Please give me those answer , tnx in advance .

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