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Solved: windows vista giving me some problems. Pls help

Q: Solved: windows vista giving me some problems. Pls help

I purchased a compaq presario c700 last year with windows vista pre-installed. Having realised that it is incompartible with alot of the application programs I'd like to use, I decided to partition the hard drive and instal windows xp also on the pc. But anytime I try the xp installer gives the message 'No hardrive detected'. What could be the cause?

Preferred Solution: Solved: windows vista giving me some problems. Pls help

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hi i keep on getting the blue screen of death at random times these are some error reports that were created the last time:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="Unicode" ?>
<OSNAME>Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium Home Edition</OSNAME>
<OSVER>6.0.6000 0.0</OSVER>
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A:Solved: vista keeps on giving me BSOD

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I just installed a new Seagate hard drive for my Gateway GT5620 desktop and I am having nothing but problems with getting all of my updates installed. Windows update states I have installed 99 but there is still more and I cannot update anymore. System gives me BSOD sometimes and other times Vista just tells me that update could not be installed. I have tried to follow what microsoft states to do but everything fails. Get classic update could not be installed. I would like to get this system stable again I would love to donate this system to a family who really needs a computer for their kids going to school. Not sure what info you need to help but I have tried to run the log reports and if there is anything else let me know.

I have gone to Intel web site to download their driver scan and update tool but it would not download either.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU 2140 @ 1.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2038 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 451599 MB;
Motherboard: ELITEGROUP, 945GCT-M3, 3.1, 0000
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

A:Solved: Vista Giving me a headache!!

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Please Help... I need your help!!!
My COMPAQ EVO, running XP PRO keeps "freezing" every minute... this has been happening since three days ago!
Here is the HIJACK THIS:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 01:09:51 p.m., on 05/02/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Quick Search Box\GoogleQuickSearchBox.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Efficient Sticky Notes\EfficientStickyNotes.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon\IHA_MessageCenter\Bin\Verizon_IHAMessageCenter.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
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A:Solved: Help, help please!!! My compaq evo is giving me problems....

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I am trying to upgrade a number of VB3-generation projects to VB6. No .dlls are called in the code (that I write in the forms) but, obviously, some dlls are called when compiling and when generating distribution packages (e.g. COMCAT.dll or MFC40.dll). When the Setup routine runs, my XP laptop sees the 1998 version of the files trying to replace the 2004 versions in WINDOWS/System32 and won't let me continue (rightly so). I assume that these files were incorporated as calls from some (unknown which) of the controls placed on the VB3 forms.

Is there any way to either get around this . . . other than by recreating each of the forms using the VB6 platform? or ???

Ultimately, I want the projects (engineering number-crunchers) to be distributed in a CD on an engineering text I am close to publishing so I want them to run on (at least) XP and Windows 7 platforms.

A:Solved: Old VB3 .dlls giving problems migrating to VB6

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Ever since I installed Windows 7 and IE 9 my computer has been giving me fits. Pages and games load extremely slow and I have to refresh constantly. Windows live mail is a nightmare as it takes over 2 minutes to load an email just so that I can delete it. Can I uninstall IE 9 without causing any problems on my computer? And will it revert back to IE 8? I'm thinking that IE 9 is what is giving me such problems and I have heard that it causes a lot of problems with other programs and games. I scan and defrag all the time so I know that isn't my problem with too much junk on the computer. Any help would be appreciated.


A:Windows 7 and IE 9 giving me problems

Yes, you can uninstall IE9 and you will then have IE8.

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Hello all,

I used to use incredimail until I got a new computer with Vista on it. I installed incredimail, and used it (kind of) until I found out it wasn't compatible with Vista, and then uninstalled. I switched over to Windows Mail and have a question.

First off, I HATE IT. I know im a nerd, but I love all the little icons and themes that incredimail has...and windows mail appears to have none of. Well...to the question...

I set up my account, and email works just fine, but there is a problem with attachments. I can receive (for instance) a pdf and save it to my computer. If I open it from its saved location, it opens up perfectly. If I click on the attachment in my email and try to open it that way, I get an error that states something like "there is no file extension set for that file. Please go into control panel and set one."

I know there is a file extension set, because I went into control panel and checked, but it has the acrobat reader icon for the file, and I can open it pefectly if it is saved to my desktop.

Does anyone have an idea why I can open the pdf files perfectly as long as it is saved to the computer, but if I try to open it from Windows Mail, it gives me that file extension error?

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

A:Windows Mail is giving me problems

It has something to do with Vista's tight security. With XP, I can open PDF files either way.

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I am using a Acer laptop with
Windows 7 and recently a weird issue has cropped up. My computer's IP address
has given me a problematic internet connection. While using the "command
prompt" from "Run" option of the start menu, it says that the IP address is

As far as my knowledge goes, a computer's IP Address can be found out
with this option. Can somebody give me an effective solution?

A:Windows 7 Giving IP Address Problems

What are you trying to do ?

Just type ipconfig renew, then hit enter

wanna know the ip address ?

just enter ipconfig, hit enter.

Still having problems ?

Right click the network icon in the taskbar and run the troubleshooter.

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I recently noticed that the system was trying to do 7 updates every day at closedown, and found that update was giving a return code of 800736b3.

I have run SURT several times, and it doesn't seem to give any results (or should I be looking somewhere else?).

I ran sfc /scannow and extracted the results and they are in sfcdetails.txt (attached). SFC said there were some files it couldn't fix, even though sfcdetails.txt says it has fixed all of them.

CBS.zip is much too big to upload using the paperclip - is there another way?

I tried restoring to an earlier restore point, and unfortunately all the attempted updates have flushed my list of restore points - and the oldest few all give me a return code of x00000022.

Not sure if this is one problem or two...! I am reluctant to do a System Recovery as it sounds pretty drastic - help would be much appreciated!

PS Is any more info required?

A:Windows update giving return code 800736b3; restores giving x00000022

The only errors in SFC are these...

2015-06-14 21:41:16, Info CSI 000005e7 [SR] Repairing 1 components
2015-06-14 21:41:16, Info CSI 000005e8 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2015-06-14 21:41:16, Info CSI 000005ea [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:24{12}]"utc.app.json" of Microsoft-Windows-Unified-Telemetry-Client, Version = 6.1.7601.18839, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
2015-06-14 21:41:16, Info CSI 000005ec [SR] Cannot repair member file [l:66{33}]"telemetry.ASM-WindowsDefault.json" of Microsoft-Windows-Unified-Telemetry-Client, Version = 6.1.7601.18839, pA = PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE_AMD64 (9), Culture neutral, VersionScope = 1 nonSxS, PublicKeyToken = {l:8 b:31bf3856ad364e35}, Type neutral, TypeName neutral, PublicKey neutral in the store, hash mismatch
...which are caused by an MS update which they messed up the file-coding on and may get around to fixing sometime.
It's not critical, but you could get rid of it by uninstalling KB3022345 and/or KB3068708 and hiding the latter when it reappers in your offered updates list.

Please post the C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.log and C:\Windows\Logs\CheckSUR.Persist.log files.

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I was like, really excited to get it, then it started giving me problems. ._.

Yesterday, the night I got it, I was playing The Sims 3, and I found that I just couldn't type a thing. Not a thing. I typed things into the box, nothing came out. Thank God for the randomize name feature or I wouldn't have been able to name my Sims. Clicking was okay, and I restarted, haven't had this problem since.

Then about 15 minutes ago, I was happily playing The Sims 3 again, and browsing the web on Firefox, when suddenly my cursor froze. I looked down, and the red light was on. I tried using the arrow keys to scroll down the page, but it gave me a beep. I restarted and it worked fine again.

Five minutes later, the same thing happened, only that I could use my arrow keys to scroll, not like the first time.

Also, one more thing. When I refresh the page in any browser, it sends me straight back to my home page (Google). Is this a feature of Windows 7, or a bug? I'm not really sure since I've been using XP all along. Help please?

A:Brand new Windows 7 laptop... giving problems.

Run 'Windows Update' and post back.

Start, type "Windows Update" without the " and double click. Check for any updates and install accordingly. They may require a restart to take full effect.

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I attempted to install the Netflix application on my Windows 8 laptop, and it told me there was an issue with the firewall.
It gave me the Error Code 5, so I fixed it with this video. The instructions within got rid of the Error 5; however, I'm now getting the following message when I attempt to start the firewall from "Services."

There reason I'm trying to start it from Services is because when I try to start the Firewall and "Use recommended settings" from settings page, it displays this, and loads for a second, and then doesn't do anything.

Also, I'm not sure if this is relevant or not, but when I try to start Windows Defender, it shows this.

I don't know what to do, and this is frustrating me to no end.

A:Windows Firewall Is Giving Me All Kinds of Problems

This is the Farbar scan of my C: drive, if this can help with anything.
Internet Services:
Connection Status:
Localhost is accessible.
LAN connected.
Google IP is accessible.
Google.com is accessible.
Yahoo.com is accessible.
Windows Firewall:
MpsSvc Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of MpsSvc service is OK.
The ImagePath of MpsSvc service is OK.
The ServiceDll of MpsSvc service is OK.
Firewall Disabled Policy:
System Restore:
System Restore Disabled Policy:
Action Center:
wscsvc Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
Checking Start type: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to retrieve start type of wscsvc. The value does not exist.
Checking ImagePath: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to retrieve ImagePath of wscsvc. The value does not exist.
Unable to retrieve ServiceDll of wscsvc. The value does not exist.
Action Center Notification Icon =====> Unable to open HKLM\...\ShellServiceObjects\{F56F6FDD-AA9D-4618-A949-C1B91AF43B1A} key. The key does not exist.
Windows Update:
wuauserv Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of wuauserv service is set to Demand. The default start type is Auto.
The ImagePath of wuauserv service is OK.
The ServiceDll of wuauserv service is OK.
Windows Autoupdate Disabled Policy:
Windows Defender:
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DVD drive won't recognise blank discs.
I uninstalled the drive and hoped I could reconfigure the device once my notebook had restarted but Ive had no luck.
Not very clued up on how to reinstall the driver?
Please help ...

Would a system restore be the only way to resolve this problem?

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I just spent the last 4 days reformatting my previously-XP computer, installing Windows 7, and setting up all my programs just the way I like them, installing new drivers for the move to Win7, dealing with new problems of moving onto Win7, and so forth. The OS acted like an angel for the first 2-3 days, and now, suddenly, it's acting like a moron.

The '3 Stooges' of problems I'm experiencing very often while it's running is that it often likes to go slow/freeze/(Not Responding)/white window, or give me a totally black screen with just the mouse pointer, or it shows me nothing but the desktop background and the mouse pointer.

As for rebooting issues, I've seen it reboot my computer on its own before, as well as being unable to boot all the way to the OS.

Last night I did a fresh Win7 "Upgrade" Repair Install, though it didn't fix these issues.

I have no idea why it acted so nice the first 2 days, not to mention those were the most intensive days, when I pushed it to its limits installing programs and drivers. Now that I've finally settled in and began my more casual work, it's acting like it has no power whatsoever. This is not the best time to act this way, after all the time and effort I put into installing and setting up everything I use. How can I whip it into shape and move on with my life, withOUT going back to XP? (as I read online that you must reformat to go from Win7 to XP, which would undo 3 days of effort)

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A:Windows 7 suddenly giving me all sorts of dysfunctional problems.

Hi your first place to check is the eventviewer look through the logs for info of what was going on around the time of your issues,if you have reboots the instructions here would help http://www.techsupportforum.com/1871981-post2.html then you could attach the info to your next post

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I just spent the last 4 days reformatting my previously-XP computer, installing Windows 7, and setting up all my programs just the way I like them, installing new drivers for the move to Win7, dealing with new problems of moving onto Win7, and so forth. The OS acted like an angel for the first 2-3 days, and now, suddenly, it's acting like a moron.

The '3 Stooges' of problems I'm experiencing very often while it's running is that it often likes to go slow/freeze/(Not Responding)/white window, or give me a totally black screen with just the mouse pointer, or it shows me nothing but the desktop background and the mouse pointer.

As for rebooting issues, I've seen it reboot my computer on its own before, as well as being unable to boot all the way to the OS.

Last night I did a fresh Win7 "Upgrade" Repair Install, though it didn't fix these issues.

I have no idea why it acted so nice the first 2 days, not to mention those were the most intensive days, when I pushed it to its limits installing programs and drivers. Now that I've finally settled in and began my more casual work, it's acting like it has no power whatsoever. This is not the best time to act this way, after all the time and effort I put into installing and setting up everything I use. How can I whip it into shape and move on with my life, withOUT going back to XP? (as I read online that you must reformat to go from Win7 to XP, which would undo 3 days of effort)

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A:Windows 7 suddenly giving me all sorts of dysfunctional problems.

Sounds like it might be one of your drivers not working correctly. Did you download the Windows 7 drivers for your devices?

Also, I've experienced a problem with explorer.exe crashing a lot and it was due to my privacy settings in Firefox. Do you have Firefox installed?


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Hi! Everytime I try to play a sound in Win Media Player 10, I get a message that my memory is low....this happens when I am online so I sign off and it still continues. I installed Version 11 when I got that message, so I reverted back to V. 10, but it's still the same thing.

I am running XP Pro, with 1 gig of memory. I would think that memory is sufficent, wouldn't you? I have never gotten memory low messages before, this just started a few days ago. I can see having a problem when online but not offline. Would appreciate any help. TIA

A:Windows Media Player giving me memory problems

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This problem seems to occur only if I'm connected to the internet. This problem occured  after Windows made an automatic updates. I use a wireless connection with Chrome or Mozilla. Shortly after I access a website maybe one minute on the website Chrome
says NOT RESPONDING and nothing more can be done online. The computer freezes or locks up and nothing can be done. All I can do is remove the laptop battery to shut it off and then I can reboot again.  The problem comes back and does not go away. I will
try safe mode internet connection to see if the problem occurs there. Any help would be appreciated as I  need the internet.

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Hello all, I recently tried installing the latest updates from Microsoft and right afterwards my computer started acting strange. For instance, I couldn't seem to connect to the internet. I tried to do an uninstall one by one but, that looked like it was going to take a while so I rolled back to the day before with System Restore.
Right now I have re-downloaded the updates and I guess I'll try them one by one and see which one causes the problem. I was wondering if anyone else was having any trouble or is it just something with my computer only? I use Windows XP, Zone Alarm, AVG antivirus. Thanks,Toni.

A:Solved: Is Windows Update giving anybody else trouble?

toni: I have had no trouble with Windows update and have heard of no trouble from other people. Perhaps it was just a coincident that you lost your internet after d/l the updates.
Evidently you did you get your internet up again, since you are redownloading the Updates.

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Just about some days ago, i decided to install TortoiseSvN on my Windows 7 RC 1 computer to upload to a project i am developing in on SourceForge.Net - which was a mistake (although, other users have had no problems with it). After installation, i required to restart, so i did. After that, Windows complained telling me that there were corrupt files, so i ran "chkdsk /f" and restarted. It completed quickly. I restarted AGAIN and ran the program i just installed, uh-oh, an error message appears stating: "The program can't start because MSVCR90.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.".

I googled and even binged to no avail! One Google result (there weren't that many) was relating to WinInet, a programming resource, from an MSDN post and stated that you just needed to clear the manifest (whatever that was, no idea), so thinking it was something to do with the registry or some backup file i downloaded, installed and ran CCleaner. Fixed all registry entries (made full backups) that CCleaner said was an "error" and did a junk clean.

I can start, but still getting the error, these programs:
- CodeGear RAD Studio 2009 Architect
- MSN Messenger

I can't start and get the error message with these programs:
- Camtasia Studio
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 (with Delphi Prism)
- TortoiseSvN

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A:Solved: MSVCR90.dll is missing - Windows 7 | Giving me hell :@

Topic Bump.

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So one day my wireless internet on the computer crashed the switch wouldn't work on the laptop to turn it on i thought it might just be a hardware failure on the fact the switch didn't work anymore so i connect the computer wired in order to go online and fix the issue with Sony online support since they only give fifteen minuets the problem wasn't solved all i got out of it was that i had Malware on the computer that it had messed with some of the networking issues or something like that. so i started uninstalling some of the programs which i didn't need and that i thought cause the problem. then i realized these were install recently so i decided to do a system restore back to before these programs were installed. but i want to make sure i get all of the tweaks worked out and malware removed for sure can anyone help?

A:Solved: Windows vista is having problems...

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So, I'm having alot of problems with windows vista. I run off of a Dell Inspiron 1501 labtop, and it worked fine until a while back. It wouldn't install updates correctly, and it would freeze often.

It won't install updates, Nothing that has windows in the name responds, (Windows Media Player, Windows Live One Care, etc.) And all my downloads won't work. I went to go download itunes today, and it said it was going to take 23 days.

Can anyone help me?

I use Avira anti-virus and reports come clean.

A:Solved: Windows Vista problems.

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I just recently bought a computer off my brother and he was running windows vista 32 bit, he told me the computer would run alot better if I was using windows 7 64 bit so I went ahead got that.

I installed windows 7 and it ran fine for the entire night I was on it, no problems at all just updating drivers installing games etc. I got off the computer (never shut it off) and when I came back the computer was asleep I moved the mouse and the computer came back on but the monitor was blacked out. I tried restarting, repairing and nothing.

The monitor is a HP w2338H 23 inch widescreen the computer is a 710 dell would there be any conflict between these 2? Also I formatted my harddrive after this all happened and decided to restart i can install and run vista fine but now when I go to upgrade to windows 7 64 bit it does the installation and when it gets to the point where it has to "windows has to restart to continue" point it restarts but goes to that same screen where its blacked out but the monitor is on.

Any help would be great I'm completely stumped at this point if you got any questions about the computer just ask ill be watching this post all day while i try to figure this out

Thanks in advance.

A:[SOLVED] Upgrading vista - windows 7 problems

Hello and welcome.

Does it allow you to boot at all? Do you see the BIOS screen or Windows startup screen? It doesn't sound like it's an issue with Windows.

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I recently updated Service pack 1 and Window IE 8 on my laptop. Upon rebooting, I lost my audio sound, as well as my touchpad mouse capabilities. Why is this happening? What good is it to do the updates...when it screws up all of the critical settings that were working fine before those updates occurred.

A:Solved: Updating Windows Vista causes problems

hi go to the computer mfr support website for your make and model and download the drivers you need and install

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I have an Hp laptop with Windows Vista.I have a problem connecting to the internet through my wireless router.It says connected to local only.When I diagonise the connection it says that there is a problem with my DNS configuration.

When I connect my laptop directly with ethernet, everything works fine.Even when I connect to the internet from my iphone (using wireless router)everything works perfect.I am tired of searching for a solution as I can't seem to find one.Please Help.Thanks

A:Solved: Windows Vista Network Problems

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Hey all,

I'm having some trouble with uninstalling programs on Vista - when I run a program's uninstaller from either Programs & Features or directly, no wizard appears and the uninstall doesn't take place.

A brief look at task manager shows that the process is running (but nothing shows under the 'applications' tab), and a few days' googling hasn't come up with anything useful.

Does anyone have any idea what might cause this and how to fix it?

Happy to provide any specs or details needed.

Thanks a lot!

EDIT: This isn't restricted to any particular program - it seems to be a general problem.

A:[SOLVED] Uninstall problems (Windows Vista SP2)

Problem solved. It transpired after much investigation that System Restores weren't working on my machine for some reason. Seems the Volume Shadow Copy service responsible for System Restore had been set to manual start for some reason.

I've reset it to automatic and started it, and now things are working fine. Hope that this proves useful to anyone who has the same problem!

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bare with me as I kinda wrote this as I went along in notepad due to not being able to post it on the internet due to a poor connection........

Hello, I am using a Sitecom Wireless Network PCI Adapter MiMoXR WL-151 but I am having all sorts of wireless network problems trying to connect my desktop, running Windows Vista Business 64-bit to my Linksys WRT54G. I have a Windows XP Laptop that connects fine (wireless/wired) and my old desktop which ran Windows Vista Business 32-bit. I did have a few little problems connecting at first with that but it seemed to sort itself out after a few driver updates and changing the wireless security etc...

I ran the speedtest on Zdnet (http://resources.zdnet.co.uk/speedtest/) 5 times at roughly 11:30AM the results were:

Run 1: 80 KBS
Run 2: 32 KBS
Run 3: 34KBS
Run 4: 13 KBS
Run 5: 8 KBS.

This is supposed to be on a Virgin Media 10mb Broadband connection where I can easily achieve 450-500 kB/s download speeds on my laptop (wireless) and my old desktop computer running Windowns Vista Business (wireless).

Later that day around 3pm it decided to stop connecting to the wireless network and just showing the "Wireless association failed due to an unknown reason." message. I ran some more speedtests on the same site at 4.50pm and the results this time were:

Run 1: 49 KBS
Run 2: 1767 KBS
Run 3: 1962 KBS
Run 4: 812 KBS
Run 5: 1196 KBS.

Much better speeds, but not what I used to get on my last desktop.

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A:Solved: Various Wireless Problems with Windows Vista

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I had a previous version of Safari browser on my PC which has Windows Vista on it, and never had any problem with it UNTIL I upgraded to the 5.1 version. Now when I use Safari and have several tabs open, no matter which one I am using...if I use the "back" button on any of the tabs, it takes all of the tabs away and brings me to the Apple.com home page. Very frustrating!! Does anyone know why this is happening? Solutions?

A:Solved: Problems on Windows Vista with Safari 5.1

I uninstalled Safari 5.0, and re-installed 4.03 and now everything works OK.

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i don't know what happen on my pc my icons are weird i already restore my computer but nothing changed..

A:Solved: Windows Vista icon Problems

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After a cleaning out a friends garage, we've come across an old windows vista laptop that used to belong to her, unfortunately she cannot remember the password to log in. We don't have a password reset disk or the original windows disc and after looking on other forums I've tried starting it in safe mode and logging on as an administrator but the administrator account doesn't appear. I've heard that there is software than you can download, can anybody recommend any or have any other ideas as to how we can get into this laptop, thanks :)

A:[SOLVED] Windows Vista Basic -Logging In Problems

We don't provide any help with lost passwords or getting around password protection. Obviously, we can't determine the real intent here, so our policy is to abstain from any assistance in these matters.

From the Tech Support Forum Rules & Conduct


Users may not post hacks, cracks, or give instruction how to pirate any type of software, or anything similar, in any forum of TSF. We do not condone, support or give instruction on any illegal activity pertaining to computer systems, computer hardware, computer software programs or computer related activities. Included in this group of activities are requests for help to circumvent system admin passwords or Administrator settings on networks. We do understand that the majority of requests may be legitimate, but we do not have the means to discern these from non-legitimate requests.

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Windows Vista appears to have lost its extension information on the MP3 file type.

The problem occurs in Internet Explorer when saving a .mp3 file from any website. The Save As dialog interprets the .mp3 as a Movie Clip, .mpeg, and proceeds to save and download the file as it would any other .mpeg file. What could be causing this strange file type association in Windows Vista and Internet Explorer 7? I am on Windows Vista Home Premium.

The problem continues throughout Windows Vista and Windows Explorer. When I edited the program association of .mp3 and set it to play in Windows Media Player, the description for the file read, "File: Windows Media Player file" rather than, "File: MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3" or whatever it should read normally. This leads me to suspect that a program botched the file type information on .mp3.

Does anyone have any idea how this problem might be resolved? I have tried changing .mp3 to open in various media players, but the problem appears to be with the code behind file type rather than the programs opening it; furthermore, .mp3 files play fine across all media players without any trouble.

A:Solved: Problems With MP3 File Extension in Windows Vista

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I bought a new laptop 3 years ago when Vista first arrived. I had a number of difficult issues with program compatibility (printer, sound drivers camera programs etc.) and was always searching for drivers to download and had issues with the Windows dirvers. I even had a difficult time getting SP1 to install. (finally had to remove sound drivers that conflicted to get SP1 in and then reinstall them).

I plan to buy a new laptop next year with Windows 7 as mine is slowing down and no room for more Ram I also wanted to wait until after Windows 7 SP1. Meanwhile I just bought a new Cannon Camera (CD says XP and Vista only) and a new printer and I may need some other software.

My question is, am I setting myself up now for big problems later when I buy a Windows 7 Notebook if I am buying things now that do not show Windows 7 ready yet? Will it be all the Vista problems all over again or with Windows 7 is it much easier and smoother to update and run Vista approved software? I even wonder if I should return my camera and wait until the camera's Windows 7 version is out...
Thank you,

A:Solved: Wondering about Windows 7 compatibility problems...Is it Vista all over again

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I'm giving a my old laptop to my friend but first I want to reinstall Windows XP so all my data will be wiped.

I bought the laptop used, so it didn't come with an OS DVD. I searched through my stuff and managed to find the Operating System DVD for my old computer which the disc to install Windows XP Media Center 2005.

So can I install this OS on the laptop? And if I do, does that mean all of my data will be gone (which is my goal)?

A:[SOLVED] Giving Dell Laptop to friend, question about reinstalling Windows XP Media C

Technically, if it's an OEM disk then, no, you can't install it. If it's a full (or upgrade) version then you should be fine providing it is not installed on any other machine. If you don't care whether it has an OS installed or not then boot from the CD (DVD?) that you have and allow the setup to proceed as far as the disk formatting section. Allow it to format and then cancel the install. Nice clean disk that only a forensic expert would be able to reconstruct any data that was there.

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Recently my computer is completely messed up. Windows Update won't update and I continually get an erro "80072FFE". My anti-virus software also won't update. I get internet popups that open a search window with gibberish in the search area and I have never gotten any popups before. My computer constantly popups windows explorer saying "Windows Host Process has stopped working" or "IP Host process has stopped working". Every time I look at the details of these errors it points to svchost.exe but I have searched for solutions on this issues to no avail. I also cannot reach help sites or update sites and have to write this thread on safe mode in order to post it. Please Help!!!

P.S the gmer file attached is just the initial scan because everytime I tried a full scan it shut down my computer. I can try it in safe mode if that would help just please let me know.

DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Brent at 23:02:13.06 on Tue 06/01/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18904
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.1982.923 [GMT -4:00]

SP: Windows Defender *disabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: SUPERAntiSpyware *disabled* (Updated) {222A897C-5018-402e-943F-7E7AC8560DA7}

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

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
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A:[SOLVED] Windows Vista Virus Issues --MAJOR PROBLEMS

Hi and welcome to TSF.

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Hey I was just wondering if there was any decent tools I could use to switch the look and feel of vista. Much like styleXP did with XP. I did a bit of searching, nothing too extensive, but I thought I'd come here and see if by chance anyone had a program they could recommend.


A:Giving Vista a new look?

Hi Hydria,

Stardock makes some great programs to customize Vista with. Most of them have a trial period to try them out to see how you like them.

Stardock.com - Your Edge In Software


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while initially pleased, i am becoming more and more irritated at my decision to buy windows vista 64-bit. after it not being able to recognize my first pci wireless card, my ipod, digital slr camera, or even the RAW image format, i continue to ask myself why did i buy this version?


A:i'm giving up hope with vista 64

What PCI wireless card?

Never had any issues w/ my i-pod, are you getting a particular error message?

Same question w/ camera

As far as the RAW, can you be more specific to the problem your having

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I'm running Vista Ultimate 64-bit. I'm trying to run 4gb corsair dominator(4x 1gb dimms) and, I can run 2gb perfectly, no issues. It doesn't seem to matter much at all which 2 dimms I use. It posts everytime, no matter the configuration (except when I don't have 1 dimm in for each cpu.). Booting into Vista seems to be the only problem. I went through 17, that's right, 17 passes of memtest 1.70, and found no issues with the RAM itself. I can get 3/4 gigs to boot ONCE. If I boot with 2gb, then shutdown, put 3/4 in, and reboot, it will boot. However, when I restart it gives me the stop error again, no matter how many times I restart from there it gives me the error until I go back to the 2gb config. I was thinkig it might be the mobo, but it has no issues whatsoever testing/reading the 4gb config in BIOS or memtest. Even when I get it to boot, windows recognizes all 4gb and acts as if everything is grand. Is there something I need to do while booted with all 4 to get it to like it? Any help would be appreciated, this one is a real head scratcher...

My Specs:
CASE: Thermaltake Shark Full Tower
PSU: Enermax Galaxy DXX 1000W
MOBO: ASUS built nVidia 680a model no: L1N64-SLI WS
CPU(s): 2x AMD 64 Athlon FX-74
RAM: 4gb Corsair Dominator 8500 (4x 1gb)
GFX: 2x evga nVidia 8800gtx superclocked
HDD: 2x 150gb Western Digital Raptor 10,000rpm
SOUNDCARD: Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Pro Fatal1ty Series

A:RAM giving vista issues.

Do you have the latest bios for your motherboard?

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ms windows xp 2002 service pack 2
pentium 4 2.8 gig
256 mb ram

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:14:08 PM, on 11/9/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

I looked but saw nothing out of the ordinary. This is a friends computer so I dont know the system very well but he is having trouble with Ultimate Bet


Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exe
C:\Prog... Read more

A:ie giving problems hjt log please help

clean log, if they are having problems with that programme tell them to uninstall it and reinstall it, if it's still causing problems then remove it for good!

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Hi, i have some problem with my IE 7 recently.
When i surf some sites, mostly hotmail. I always get the message "object moved here". So when i click on a page, it will direct me to a page that writes "object moved here" and then i'll need to click on the word "here" before i can access my page.

Recently, i cant seem to see all the images and yes, i can't see all the smilies and icons on the post thread now, which is wierd and i get this message when i'm surfing the net at times:

Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

Most likely causes:
You are not connected to the Internet.
The website is encountering problems.
There might be a typing error in the address

which i find it wierd because my messenger is still able to connect and my brother's computer which uses the same connection is also able to connect but my internet just doesn't seem to be able display the webpage.

hope to hear from you soon.

A:IE 7 giving problems

Hi bearbear,

please try running IE7 without addons to see if the same happens:

- Click Start -> Run -> type:
iexplore -extoff
- Click OK
- Test with a few sites to see it the same problem occurs...please bear in mind that when you run IE with no addons, some website will cease to work as normal if they depend on certain addons. Ignore any new problems, just try to concentrate on the original issue and post back your findings please.

If that doesn't give any results, it may be an idea to temporary disable your firewall for a little bit and run IE in its normal mode. Some firewalls include features which affect how webpages load and are displayed so it could be a configuration problem. Remember to re-enable your firewall when you have finished testing.

Have you previously upgraded from IE6 to version 7? If yes, did these problem used to happen previously?

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Well as the Title says Avg Anti-Virus 8.0 (free) Is giving problems

Every time i update it gives me the same error

The error says: Invalid Update Control CTF File

I really dont know what to do? Can someone please help me?!?

Thanks in advance

A:AVG giving problems, Help please?

Have a look a this post. They seems to say that the firewall is preventing AVG from updating.



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Sorry guys... put this in the wrong spot.Copy/PasteHey.... wondering if someone can help me...I'm having some redirection, and popup issues... not very often, and seemingly random, but enough to annoy the crap outta me.My spyware program didn't pick anything up, and I'm not very good at reading into Hijack this... anyone give me a hand?Hijack this reads:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:46:38 PM, on 16/08/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18294)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LManager.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exeC:\Program Files\Rising\Rav\RsTray.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint2K\ApMsgFwd.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apntex.exeC:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire.exeC:\Program Files�... Read more

A:I.E. giving me some problems (Take 2)

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

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Hi all,

I recently installed a plug and play Ethernet adapter into my pc which is Win7. I am trying to LAN with a windows XP pc (which previously worked with my onboard adapter).

When I view the status of the Local area connection, it shows that there are packets being sent and received to and from both pcs. But I CANNOT see the win XP pc in my network as I am not on the existing network with it?

A:LAN giving problems?

what you mean you can not see?
can you ping the other pc?
is firewall configured and network detection and file sharing on?
if you type "\\[computername]" (or ip) does it work?
does they have good ip configuration?

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here is my situation i am runnin vista home premium 32 bit
I bought dungeon keeper 2
I installed the game and the 1.7v patch
I followed the directions to put it into compatiblity mode for windows 2000
The game will start get through the intros and to the main menu

here is when i run into the problem when i click new campaign it will load the hand and the x in the box at the bottom right but you cannot see the map on the screen just black you can here the sounds of when you scroll over where the map should be but no picture i can select the mission and then when it goes in to the game the interface will load but the game is still black no video animations no game nothing also when i try to go to options or pet dungeon from the main screen all it does it lock up in the animation between menus. If you can any help would be appreciated

A:Dungeon Keeper 2 and Vista giving me Trouble

Hello Pierce64,
Can you fill in your system specs or give us a bit more information on your system, thanks.

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Let me start off by giving the specs of my machine. It's a Gateway FX that I bought from Newegg this past June and below is a screenshot of the specs. And here is the Newegg Link to the computer so you can see more specs.

I'm having a lot of problems with my Vista right now and was wondering if someone here might be able to help me solve my problems. Let me give you a quick run down of what's been happening. About a week ago, I went to bed and put my computer in the low-power state (see below).

I usually do this at night because I hadn't thought it would be a problem. I had two programs up and running when I did this - Firefox (version 3.5.3) and Microsoft Word 2007. The Word document was just blank and I left this up often because with my new computer it only came with a trial version of Microsoft Office and I didn't want to keep wasting my trial usages each time I needed to open it. Either way, I woke up the next morning and my computer had shut down. I didn't really think anything of it. I figured maybe updates had been done and it had shut off or something (there was no power outage). I turned on my computer for the day and that is when my problems began.

I opened up Firefox and was just checking my gmail and such when Firefox closed. I didn't think anything of it and opened it back up again. It closed shortly thereafter again and I thought something might be up. I ran CCleaner and Spybot - Search and Destroy and SB-S&D didn't find anything and CCleaner... Read more

A:Vista Giving Me All Sorts Of Errors And BSOD's


go to c:\windows\minidump, zip the dump file (*.dmp) and upload it to us using the attachment icon (shaped like a paperclip) in the reply form.

let us know if you need help with any of this


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i really need help...well my computer does!

i've installed vista ultimate 64 on my computer. and ever since it either blue screens driver error which i have updated my graphics card. still blue screens

and some time it just randomly freezes the hard drive light flashes but the mouse or keyboard or nothing on screen works at all.

i really like vista but with this problem its forcing me to go back to xp and i dont want to

My Spec:
amd 64 x2 3.00ghz
4gb ram
nvidia px 7950 gx2 graphics card
2 x 500gb sata hd


A:Vista giving me a real hard time please help!!!!


Have you installed the latest chipset drivers and BIOS for your motherboard yet? This can sometime cause problems like this.

Is your power supply powerful enough to handle the load of your computer? Usually 500 to 600 watts is good.

Double check to see if the computer may be overheating? Usually by leaving the side of the case open temporarily as a test for maximum airflow. Clean and blow out any dust and cobwebs found.

Hope this helps,

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I'm a gamer and a major 'net addict, but when it comes to the inner workings of my beloved hardware, I don't have a clue in hell. I'm not a complete dimwit, but expansive responses would be much appreciated.

I've had this PC for about a year now and ever since I first had it it's been giving me nightmares. It started with small browser crashes from watching Youtube vids to full BSOD'ing from gaming and the like. I ignored the BSODs for a long while and after a handful of months the problem got out of hand. My PC wouldn't crash if I kept it on or turned it on everyday as if it'd remain alive if it were "warmed up". I went away on vacation for two months - meaning I turned it off - came back, but it was stuck in a permanent BSOD loop and I was unable to boot from anything, anywhere, anyhow. After two weeks of incessant attempts, I finally got it back to its desktop, and can not continuously turn it on with an 80% success rate without BSODs. I have googled to hell and back on this one and came to the slightly unsure conclusion it was from incompatible drivers. But now I feel my PC is corrupted in some sense from the 400+ BSODs it's gone through. The internet no longer works on it, it's very sensitive to just about anything - file opening, moving the cursor, etc. I turn it on everyday but it's incapable of doing anything, and that includes reformatting with XP which I have tried desperately so very many times.... Read more

A:Vista 64 bit giving me BSOD looping hell

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My other comp was working fine, but there was a spark in the power supply but it was still working for awhile, except I'd have to fight with it to get it to turn on. So I bought a new power supply, much stronger than what it was before, changed all the memory as well.
NOW... it turns on, but the HDD doesn't spin or anything, and when it finishes loading past the bios and all that, all it shows is a black screen that says "boot error, please insert system disk and retry" and when I install my winXP cd, it loads enuff to get to the screen where i can choose to repair or install anew, and when i choose either it says that windows cannot detect a HDD.

What could the problem be ?

A:Second comp is giving me problems too, help !

Hard drive

your hard drive is probably ruined. You could make a reformat disk and see if you can reformat the hard drive to get it to work. But it probably was damaged by the spark. The reformat disk can be found somewhere on the internet.

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just put a new 7200rpm 120g hard drive on my existing fully functional machine (933 processor, 512mb ram) hard drive was bare, just started machine with windows xp pro and started moving along, was so easy felt like it was working alone.. no bootup disks or dos screens...... so after asking if i wanted to format and install i clicked yes and it was about 15% through the format when i left the machine........when i came back from going out i have a blue screen message stating windows has a problem (possible virus/connection error) with a

stopx0000007b (0xf894d640, 0xc0000034,0x0000000,0x0000000)

at the end of the message..... i can get into bios and the drive is recognized.... and i can hit f8 and get to the boot screan asking which operating system i want to boot and if i hit f8 again i get a list of choices under the advanced options menu, but that is it.....if i let the computer boot in any setting of just a natural boot i will get that same message as above......... what can i do??

A:New harddrive giving problems

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