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Windows Messenger freezes when I talk to one specific person

Q: Windows Messenger freezes when I talk to one specific person

Hello, I got Windows Live Messenger (the latest version) a few months ago, but last week encountered a problem. There is one specific person on my friends list - with whom I've had many conversations over the past few months - that WLM apparently doesn't like now, because it will freeze (i.e. not responding) any time I try to message him or he tries to message me.

When I click on his name in my friends list, the new window for the chat will start opening, but will never display, instead turning to (Not Responding), along with the friends list, too. I have to Ctrl-Alt-Del to get out. Shutting down the computer, waiting 60 seconds, and restarting hasn't worked either.

It also seems to happen to him when he tries to IM me.

If it makes a difference, he is in Canada whereas I am in the US, but I talk to people in UK and China just fine over WLM.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Starter , Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N455 @ 1.66GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1013 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 3150, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 228973 MB, Free - 90666 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, PAV10 DDR2, 1.00, 0123456789AB
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Thank you!

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I phoned Microsoft (Ireland) this morning to try and talk to someone about a problem. After choosing options on several successive menus I chose an option and was told to 'go to www. whatever', and cut off. I want to talk to a person, not be referred to the internet - that is why I am phoning. How do I get access to a person please?

A:Solved: How do I talk person to person to someone at Microsoft?

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Dial 1-801-401-2222.Press 5 in the main menu.Press 1 in the sub-menu and press 6 in the next menu.After that, the automated phone system will connect you to a live customer service agent from Spirit Airlines.

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Hi I use windows live messenger and when I talk to my family back home they can see and hear me. The problem is I can only see them. The only way I can hear them is if they hold F2. Everything seems to be in the correct position. I would like to know how to remedy the situation and if it is a problem on our end or theirs. I tried searching for an answer for hours with no luck until I ran across this site. Could someone please help me I would greatly appreciate it. Thank You.

A:Windows Live Messenger Can't talk to anyone without holding F2

I apologize as I have never used messenger talk features. however other similar voip systems (ventrilo/ts) have functionality that is "Push To Talk"

Do they prehaps have that set?

Bassically what push to talk does (incase your not familiar) is not allow any sound to out thru the program from your mic unless you push a specific button. Its handy for when you're having a conversation IRL and over the net at the same time

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Hi all, please can you help?
for the last few months myself and a colleague can not receive emails from one specific person, whether he replies or send new emails. we have checked our spam filters and block lists but still unable to receive emails.
any ideas would be gratfully received.

A:can't receive emails from one specific person

Your ISP may have his IP/ISP on a blacklist.

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I am currently using Thunderbird as my email program and wonder if there is any special facility so that I can block and return emails from a single email address? In other words, I want to block any emails sent from a person, at the same time sending a "Non-deliverable" response to that sender. Thanks for any advice.

A:Block unwanted emails from specific person

see this please

the answer is NO not BLOCK as such but delete automatically on receipt

Here is some more info for you

I do not use it - Thunderbird but my understanding is that as it is only an email client it cannot actually block and return undelivered email to sender

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When others send it it works.
What to do?

This was the original topic: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...-d502-4c11-9122-2828b50f0391?tm=1493394734473

However I managed to set it up somehow (even tho the msg that pops up upon opening it still pops up, but the desktop mail works)

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Wanted to set up message rules for first time for specific person. Thought I would use my sister as guinea pig, as needed to get it right. Applied sister as contact email address, specified to copy to inbox and additional new folder, dummy letter using word.doc as response. All worked well for 3-4 days, with sister receiving response almost immediately after sending me email. BUT, when I removed the message rules, my sisters emails never reach me, even though she gets mine. She has used "reply", created new mail, to no avail. I have checked every option on OE6 taskbar, have requested "messages to be left on server" (they're not there either), have done a "system restore" to date prior to all this, have used message rules for myself (without the response document)- I receive them in my inbox and a specified folder. Its just my sisters emails not arriving, even though her OE6 says its sent them (shows up in "sent item" folder). Does not seem to be affecting anyone elses mail. Completely at a loss as to what to do next ! (ok, we both have phones, but I just hate not knowing WHY)!! Both use Windows XP and OE6

A:Solved: Can't receive OE6 email from one specific person

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I use America Online Instant Messenger to talk to my son at college. We are trying to use the talk option. I can hear him talking, but he can't hear me. My microphone is working, but it doesn't show up on the light up boxes in the talk box. I think it has something to do with me using Norton Internet security. Possibly the firewall isn't letting my voice go through. Any solutions out there. I would like to use my voice instead of typing. Have checked the symantec site, with no luck.

A:America Online Instant Messenger talk

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This problem has befuddled me. Some programs can't access the internet (such as iTunes and Windows Update) while some have no problem. I am running Vista Home Ultimate and the firewall is turned off. I'm really at a loss for what to do, and I've run through every guide available on the internet. Any ideas? What other information do you need?

A:Firefox, AIM, Google Talk can connect - IE7, iTunes, MSN Messenger, others cannot

There is a problem with iTunes software, it is NOT Vista ready and will cause problems with your computer.
See http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305042

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This hopefully is an easy problem to solve for the experts. I can not get to talk on Google talk, but can do so without any problem with Yahoo messenger. This problem is recent, and occurs on both my laptops. What sound settings need to be changed? The gmail settings for voice chat verifies the setting okay. Many thanks.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8125 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 587744 MB, Free - 390631 MB; D: Total - 22430 MB, Free - 3269 MB; G: Total - 99 MB, Free - 84 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1449
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

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hi, I cant open Y! mail, Y! messenger, Orkut, Gmail, Google Talk though can open rediffmail. Till today morning I wasnt able to open even my homepage, instead it used to open asecurityupdate.com automatically, there were so many security balloons also,I tried SuperAntSpyware as guided by someone at your forum and now my homepage is all right without any pop-up or warning, but not other things as I said above. My HijackThis Log is: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 18:52:29, on 05-08-2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AV... Read more

A:Cant Open Y! Mail, Y! Messenger, Orkut, Gmail, Google Talk

Hi brad123,

If you still need help please post a fresh HijackThis log and I'll be happy to look at it for you.

Thanks for your patience.

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For some months now, my laptop at home freezes for 10-60 seconds or so when it is in the process of opening the website of our national broadcast at deredactie.be , occasionally also at the website of my bank. This happens only during first access of that website for that day (or after restart), after that there's no freezing problem when accessing or using that website. It is also independent of how many other websites I've already opened, and it is not showing any problems with other websites (e.g. CNN). I also do not get any unwanted pop-ups and such.

I'm using Windows Vista Home premium (32 bits) and Firefox. My laptop is more than 6 years old, so I'm not expecting any miracles. Curious to see if and how this can be solved.

Already many thanks!

A:Windows freezes for about 30 seconds on specific websites

Please run TFC by following this guide here:

How to use Temporary File Cleaner (TFC) | Tech Support Forum

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I'm running

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800
nVidia GeForce 8600 GT PCI-e 512MB
600W PSU
Windows XP SP 2

Every since I bought the computer, I've been dealing with constant lock-ups / freezing and I haven't been able to contribute it to any specific cause. The lock-ups are now causing registry issues from all of the hard resets via power button for 5seconds, so I've had to reformat twice already. Here's what I HAVE noticed, or have tried:

- Sometimes it'll happen 5 minutes into XP starting up, sometimes it'll be fine for an hour or two, and then lock-up
- It seems to get worse/more frequent after its been running for a while
- It happens whenever I move / accidently hit the case even the slightest bit, but I've found no loose connections
- It happens a lot in games (WoW), but that's probably because that's what the PC is used for 90% of the time, but it's also happened if I leave it on the desktop and walk away for an hour with nothing opened, and come back and it's frozen.. so it's not only happening in graphic/3d intensive situations.
- I've run Memtest and everything's come up fine for my RAM
- I've upgraded nvidia/directxp/chipset drivers
- I've used ntune every time i open a game to ensure fan speed is pushed up to 100%
- I've run Speedtest and all temperatures where in it's reccomended/safe ranges (Cpu/MB are always in the 40s, 8600GT is 62 after running WoW on high settings for a few hours, doesnt get higher than that)
- I run with the case ope... Read more

A:Windows Freezes, no specific time/app trigger

I would suggest running a anti-spyware program becaus eit might be a virus.( I suggest Ad-aware).<--google it

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how do I remove anti virus that wont uninstall at all

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Hey guys I'm new here, it's just that I don't frequent these places too much bothering with my little issues and try to solve them by myself but this time I can't find an explanation to what's going on my laptop

My problem is that every time when I'm chatting with someone in Windows Live Messenger 2009 (Build 14.0.8089.726) which came preinstalled in my brand new ASUS laptop a few weeks ago , but the issue started a few days ago. So the problem is that every time I'm having a conversation with someone and I try to open the little window for choosing a wink or emoticon to send, Windows Live Messenger completely freezes for over a minute and doesn't let me choose a wink or emoticon to send , then while it's freezed I open the Task Manager to see what's happening and the CPU is on 5-10% usage and the ram in on 23% usage. So I don't get the freezing/lagging...

My laptop specs are the following :

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Intel Core 2 Duo P7450 @ 2.13Ghz
4GB of RAM (DDR2 800mhz)
320GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M 1GB of VRAM

Thx in advance guys

A:Windows Live Messenger 2009 Freezes


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Everytime I log in to Windows Live Messenger on my desktop (and now my laptop, though that could just be it derping up. It's really old), it freezes up. I'm doing virus scans with both AVG and EEK right now. Do you want me to post the results if they find anything?

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Hey guys I'm new here, it's just that I don't frequent these places too much bothering with my little issues and try to solve them by myself but this time I can't find an explanation to what's going on my laptop

My problem is that every time when I'm chatting with someone in Windows Live Messenger 2009 (Build 14.0.8089.726) which came preinstalled in my brand new ASUS laptop a few weeks ago , but the issue started a few days ago. So the problem is that every time I'm having a conversation with someone and I try to open the little window for choosing a wink or emoticon to send, Windows Live Messenger completely freezes for over a minute and doesn't let me choose a wink or emoticon to send , then while it's freezed I open the Task Manager to see what's happening and the CPU is on 5-10% usage and the ram in on 23% usage. So I don't get the freezing/lagging...

My laptop specs are the following :

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Intel Core 2 Duo P7450 @ 2.13Ghz
4GB of RAM (DDR2 800mhz)
320GB 7200rpm Hard Drive
Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M 1GB of VRAM

Thx in advance guys

A:Windows Live Messenger 2009 Freezes

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Huh,I'm having problem with Windows Live Messenger.I have a latest version which was downloaded few days ago,and now I can't close on some conversation when I'm in middle of it.I try to sign out of msn,but there's still window in toolbar of conversation I've tried to shut down to.
It won't close even when I'm in middle of conversation and I minimize it.
What to do,should I download new version of messenger?

Thanks forward!

A:Windows Live Messenger-conversation freezes

Do you have those stupid kiwee smiley things? Or other free "smiley" add-ons? Nine times out of ten, that's what does it.

The rest of the time it's those stupid ads on the bottom of MSN. There used to be a hack out there to get rid of them, but I've no idea if it still exists.

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Had problems with this laptop but sorted thanks to this forum. Been in spain for 6 months internet fine. Back in UK, trying to connect to Talk Talk, wont connect. Other laptop working fine. Dont know what the problem is???

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having tried so many times to set-up my wireless router to talk talk even calling them in aiding me to get connected they have help for d-link a hauew based version but not tp-link
TD-W8910G all i need is the correct setup procedure and what i have to tick or not tick using the so(called) quick easy setup built in this is what i have done so far....to no evale


vpi0-255) 0
vci(32-65535) 38
PPP over atm(PPPoA)
encapsulating mode (??????????)
authentiification method :CHAP
dial on demand :15


THIS DONT WORK UNABLE TO CONNECT TO ANYTHING NET RELATED AND YES HAVE DONE A CMDING/IPCONFIG AND SETUP XP CORRECTLY....sorry for the shouting but doing my head in need help plus the router has been tested with another network and is working correctly...

A:need setting for a tp-link td-w8910g fo connect to talk talk broadband

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I got my daughter a new Acer Laptop for Christmas. It's windows XP home edition version 2002 SP3. I have reg Cure, XoftspySE and Shield Deluxe downloaded on it for security. We just downloaded Windows live messenger for her to chat on but it freezes and also when trying to view the webcam! I am so frustrated because I've tried everything from uninstalling msn, windows live, repairing, rebooting, virus scans, reg cleaner, and nothing!! Can someone give me some ideas?? Also.. The Windows screen froze up and went completely white.. I then had to power down manually and restart.. It's been acting funny since!
Thank you sooooo Much!!!

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Whenever a contact of mine with a weird SYMBOL in their nickname decides to chat with me, my computer freezes up.

Weird symbols include those not found on a keyboard: Fancy stars, Weird circles, Heart shapes and the lots of them.
I am not talking about emoticons. Just weird symbols that you have to copy and past from Word document or some other way.

While trying to copy some symbols from my contact list, I clicked on this contact with the symbols, and my computer froze up. Thank goodness for Firefox and its session savers.

Anyway, does anyone know the roots of my computer's behavioural problems? I hate having to force restart each time someone with a fancy nickname chats with me. Sometimes I get lucky, but once I alt-tab back into the chat window, it hangs.

trying to bring up task manager does not help,
jamming my esc button like a madman doesn't either.

h3lp pl0x.

A:Windows Live Messenger hangs; freezes up computer.

You said "pl0x", you sound like someone I know

Anyway, that is a very strange problem. Try reinstalling MSN?

What happens if you come across that symbol anywhere else, such as looking for it on the internet? Does it crash then?

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Hi all

I have just received a Huawei - Echolife HG521 router from TALKTALK and am wanting to set up port forwarding so that i can have my web server working, i have had the web server running on my old router but i can not find the port forwarding page on this router. does anybody know how to find it? i know it exists because i found it yesterday but am not sure how i found it

Any help would be great


A:Solved: Port Forwarding on Talk Talk HG521

Scrap that, as soon as i posted that i found the page,

for anybody else that can not find it

Advanced > NAT > Port mapping (at the top)

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I am unable to connect my new wireless lappy to my local (Talk Talk broadband) connection I use for my desktop.
Is Vista wireless compatible with Talk Talk broadband? Doesn't seem to be aware of that connection...

Also where do I obtain key 'security key or passphrase'

Im sure this is obvious but I need help as Im no good at this


A:Wireless Vista laptop connection to Talk Talk

How does your desktop connect, are you using a router or modem or what. We need more information to be able to help you.

What operating system does the desktop use and what security programs do you have installed on both your machines, it could be the firewall blocking things or it could be something else.

Post back with as much information as you can get about your machines and the way you connect to the internet and someone should be able to help you.

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I am a new member and I have a weird problem with Talk Talk. Moved into new flat and while we are waiting for our internet to be connected(?) our neighbour has told us we can use his Tallk Talk wifi which is unlimited and gave us the necessary code to connect. My wife's Xperia phone connected immediately and works fine on this connection. Her laptop (on Vista) however connected immediately but keeps coming up as Local Access only and won't open any web pages at all. My netbook (which is on XP) also connected immediately and show full connection at 54Mbps but also will not connect to any websites.
To further compound my frustration, both laptops will connect using my t MOBILE dongle and they work fine on that 7.2 Mbps connection. Also another neighbour has BT and both laptops will connect to the openzone from that (using my son'e log in as he is with BT) and open websites through that.
Does anyone have any ideas? I am not really confident enough to start deleting things and down loading new unless I know exactly what to do.


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I'm having this annoying problem with windows live messenger. it launches ok, and I can use it in the usual way, but if a message window pops up, either by my actions or those of friends on my list, the whole program freezes leaving it unusable.

any help would be appreciated.

OS: windows 7 professional 64bit
WLM Ver: 2011 (build 15.4.3508.1109)

A:windows live messenger freezes when message windows pop up

so there is no one at all on these forums who can help me????

I'm rather disappointed.

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Every time I wake my laptop up from sleep mode, my Windows live messenger refuses to start. It is still showing up in task bar but I get no response from right-clicking on it. When I double-click on it, the main messenger window opens but it unresponsive. Once I get the main msngr window up I can use Task Manager to disable the process and then start it again fresh. It's either this or restart the computer completely, which I have done a few times after I got sick of restarting the process. It works great after a restart.
Any clue why this keeps happening? It is a pain to have to restart the process every time I wake the machine up.
I also have Messenger Plus! installed, if that makes a difference.

A:Windows Live Messenger Freezes After Vista Comes Out Of Sleep Mode

I have exactly the same issue. The WLMessenger support people asked me to completely uninstall WSLMessenger and reinstall it. But as always happen with that people this is not the solution.

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Every time someone sends me a message on MSN, all of MSN just chokes up and freezes for a bit. It's especially annoying with people who send me tons of short one- or two-word messages, because it just makes it slow down to a crawl and takes a couple of minutes to unfreeze after they've sent them - and in the meantime I can't read or respond to *anyone's* messages.

I'm using 64-bit Win7 on a laptop with a 1.9GHz Turion and 3GB of RAM. There's no reason msn shouldn't work perfectly fine on this machine. It works perfectly fine on my old laptop with only a Pentium M 1.6GHz chip and 1GB of RAM, as well as on my parents' desktop which has similar specs to this computer (and is using 32-bit Win7).

So what's going on here?

A:Windows Live Messenger freezes when people send me messages

also, forgot to mention: The version I'm using is 2009 Build 14.0.8089.726

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Has anyone suffered prolonged loss of connection using a talktalk wifi bband router? (ISP- aol) If so, what explanations were offered by aol?

I've got an aol engineer visiting Thurs.to examine connection loss (since last Weds). But I'm convinced the problem is with the router. But from the tone of the aol help man's questions I suspect he's already briefed his engineer to do his best to represent the problem as being either with my computer or positioning of router/filters/condition of wall-sockets - usual getouts.

The talktalk router is neww, issued Feb 12, after my original router, speedtouch, started suffering idle timeouts every day.

Can anyone advise on the most often-used excuses given my wifi engineers so I can counter them and convince the engineer to do an unbaised examination? Or could I be wrong and there really is a technical problem with my line or connections. Before the engr comes I want to be prepared to fend off ******** and recognize genuine cause-suggestions.

Any replies appreciated : but I have to use comp at local library so I shan't be able to respond promptly.

A:Talk Talk router, lost connection

Without further detail, it is really impossible to give an opinion.
If you have another computer - with wireless, or by using a wireless usb try that and if that does not lose the signal, it is a fair bet it something with the setup on this computer - is it not.

Sometimes changing the wireless channel may improve the result.
If some other local equipment is using the same channel that could cause the loss of signal.

I am sure it is best to wait until the engineer has been seen as it only 2 days or so
I've got an aol engineer visiting ThursClick to expand...

and then if you still have problems, and he has checked the broadband service to your property, please post back

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Having just purchased a new computer and set up my Talk Talk router, I am having serious issues setting up Outlook Express. I have spoken to Talk Talk for assistance having eventually got through to their 2nd line support but as I have a google mail E Mail address they were less than helpful. I have everything set up as per google mail help centre instructions other than incoming mail server (POP3) which is set as mail.talktalk.net. I can receive E Mails but not send. Everytime I attempt to send I receive the following error:

The connection to the server has failed. Account: 'pop.googlemail.com', Server: 'mail.talktalk.net', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): Yes, Socket Error: 10060, Error Number: 0x800CCC0E

I had AVG free edition installed by the manufacturer of the computer prior to receiving it. As a computing novice I am unsure if this a possible problem; could it be?


A:Solved: Outlook Express and Talk Talk

AVG could be a potenial problem if it is scanning emails.
Some have problems right from the start others don't have
any for months and then suddenly do. Email scanning is
not necessary.

At the very least turn the scanning off. The best
solution is to uninstall AVG and see if you can install
using the custom installation. At that point choose to
leave out the email scanning.

For the gmail account information.
Try these settings first and see if they work - no Talk Talk settings.
These are US settings, if you are in the UK or elsewhere,
check the gmail for your area to make sure these are the ports used.
It appears you used Port 25 and that is the cause of that error.

Sever Tab
POP3 incoming mail: pop.gmail.com
SMTP outgoing mail: smtp.gmail.com
Also put a check mark in My server requires authentication

Connection Tab
Check Always connect to this account using
Local Area Network

Advanced Tab
SMTP Port 465
Put a check mark at This server requires a secure connection (SSL)

POP3 Port 995
Put a check mark at This server requires a secure connection (SSL)

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I have just changed from talktalk to virgin media.. My sony laptop switched wirelessly with no problems. i have another laptop Asus but i can't get the Asus connected to the internet.

A:Solved: Virgin Media from Talk Talk please help..

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I recently hit upon a bug that has been plaguing me for quite some time and I am sure that I am not the only one that has run into this. I tried to post the bug and its fix to the google help forum but couldn't the topic/thread section was no longer accepting new additions or replies (???).

Moving on. I found that if you have another program running like a movie player (VLC, MPC Star, media player etc... or iTunes, etc...) and try to make a call with google talk you won't hear anything (the other party gets the call though, as I learned, "WHY THE **** DO YOU RING 6 TIMES GRRR....") and have to try the call again and again an it's touch and go as to whether it ever works. Well close any other programs that are running that also output sound and the problem should go away.

Hope this helps someone searching for a possible answer, when I was I couldn't find anything that resembled this one. That is why I am posting it.

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right well it is a wireless router (duh!) ne ways it is bein strange i wont work then when you get on the fone 2 and ring it connects ????

then also wen u disconnect the call it goes off

i am using windows vista

also i did everything the manual sed i set it up using the ethernet cable then removed it later

help plz im well confused i think it's the micro fileters but i been thru 5 and it has the ame problem

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A friend of mine have Live Messenger installed and for some reasson everytime the word "du" (you in Danish) is written, it is converted to "DU", I simply cannot figure out why this specific word keeps changing from lowercase to uppercase

A:Specific word in uppercase in Live Messenger

Found solution for problem. There was an old short cut to an icon from an older version of Messenger, which no longer existed. This created the problem.

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Hi there,

I'm in the UK and I currently use BT as my Broadband provider. I'm now at the stage where I'm looking to change as I feel I've been paying way too much for years.

I was wondering if anyone has any experiences of Talk-talk? They seem to be doing a great package at the moment, comprising of landline telephone with 8Mb broadband.

Would welcome any personal feedback if anyone has some.


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I have recently installed Talk Talk on my laptop. I went through the instillation CD and it seemed to go OK. The laptop will connect if hard wired through the router but wont connect wirelessly. It doesnít even detect a wireless connection. I have uninstalled and reinstalled it twice to make sure.

I have detailed the error message I received from talk talk below.

The laptop is a Toshiba personal computer Intel Celeron , 1.40GHZ, 1.40GHZ 480 M of RAM

The router is a Huawei Wireless HG520

These are the settings I received from talk talk when i rang.

1. VCI - 38
2. PTI - 0
3. Connection type - PPPoA
4. Encapsulation mode - VCMUX
5. ADSL Modulation - Auto/G.DMT/ANSI/ T 1.413
6.Modulation type - Auto/G.DMT
7. Authentication - CHAP
8. IP Address - automatic or dynamic
9. Primary DNS -
10. Secondary DNS

I donít know if these are the settings on my laptop coz I donít know how to check them.
The info below the line is what i got from Talk Talk help.
This information was saved from TalkTalk Broadband on 14 November 2007 08:19:30.

Gathering system information...

Please wait...
4 My network
4.1 Computer name LAPTOP1
4.2 DNS name LAPTOP1
4.3 Domain LAPTOP1
4.4 Workgroup -
4.5 User name User
4.6 DNS servers
4.7 TCPIP addresses
4.8 Proxy configuration
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A:Cant get Talk talk wireless connected

Please do an IPconfig /all when you are trying to connect wirelessly and post here

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I have setup a Speedtouch Wireless Router 585 for my sister...
The Talk Talk connection works fine on her modem, but when we try the router
it says its connected and has IP address and DNS Server address's but no internet
comes through, the lights are green indicating all is fine and conectivity test says all is OK
BUT it supposed to have...


but Ethernet is completely missing from the line up... the manual shows what a perfect running conection should be and its all ok except for the Ethernet entry missing completley?

The laptop connects @ 100Mbps no probs via Ethernet and we can access the router settings via ethernet so that indicates that there isnt any problem with the LAN connection

when she trys to access the internet the internet light flashes to indicate activity but nothing happens..

Pings all fail...

what could be the problem?

we have the right username and password in and if any of the config were incorrect it wouldnt connect at all would it?

I have it set as so...
VPI: 0
VCI: 38
Authentication: CHAP

are these correct?

it displays this below which im unsure about as it didnt say that on my IPstream connection (she on Talk Talk LLu maybe thats why i dunno)
g.992.3 annex l us wide

Any help greatley appreciated... thanks

A:Solved: Talk Talk ..vs.. Speedtouch 585 ...HELP! :(

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OK so awhile ago my Pipex account swapped to talk talk since then I was getting disconnect anywhere from every 5 minutes to an hour. I solved this problem buy swapping from a Speedtouch 330 to a netgear N300 DNG2200.

now my connection is perfectly stable I haven't had a disconnect since I swapped which has been a very long time. However since the change my down speed has gone from somewhere around 250kb/s to 120kb/s (so says steam). I think this has something to do with the 330 using G DMT rather then ADSL, but tbh I don't really know. so is there anyway I can reclaim my lost speed I know the line is capable off? with going back to the frustration of repeated disconnects (i had to restart computer on every disconnect because it wouldnt redial otherwise )

ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 1202 kbps 693 kbps
Line Attenuation 62.0 db 38.0 db
Noise Margin 5.4 db 8.0 db

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I'm at a friends house and they were explaining how she had got rid of her antivirus software because of this thing called Talk Talk HomeGuard. Antivirus software is a very importent thing on a computer and I knew that this was a BAD idea. I also read on the TalkTalk faq that:

_________________________________________________________________Will Virus Alerts replace the need for Anti-Virus software?

No, they complement each other. Virus Alerts extends protection to devices unable to use traditional Anti-Virus software as they access websites. i.e. smartphones or games consoles.

Could anybody recomend a good free antivirus untill she gets a paid one?

A:[SOLVED] Talk Talk HomeSafe?

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

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Hello Everyone

Is there a feature in Outlook where a whole department which receives emails daily (Accounting) can somehow organize themselves to show what each person is doing. Right now they are seeing the emails but not telling each-other what there doing and we think that some things might get missed. I had an idea of using the categories and changing the colours/names to each person in accounting. But that would make each staff members email extinct. I see an option called tasks in Outlook could there be a way of doing it in there? We are all using Outlook 2007 and running Exchange 2010.


A:Organizing emails for each person so we know what each person is doing

I hate to be cute(but can't resist), and this will bump your question back to the top of this list....But what your suggesting is the managers job(assign and track task). Outlook is not the place to manage your business.

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This JUST started happening to me like 2 weeks ago. Didnt give it much thought at the time. But EVERY time I go to www.tomshardware.com
by browser locks up and I get a msg that "a script on the page is causing internet explorer to.." Freeze and force a restart of IE. Never had an issue with their site before. I tried to disable the script but froze before I could. Anyone have a clue what this may be attributed to? I know I can always just "not go there", but since it naver happened before, I want to know WHY now, ya know??

A:IE8 freezes up at specific website

I had the same problem with a costomers computer ages ago we had to install firefox and it worked fine, its a IE8 error that needed a patch to fix it im sure.

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I can browse to any website except for one, which I can't understand. As soon as I go there, the PC freezes up and I have to close my internet connection.

I have AOL and also Yahoo DSL and this site freezes up on both ISPS. This is strange. I deleted my cookies, temp internet files and prefetch files. If you need a record of HJT, I will send it. Thanks.

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It's my first post on these forums, and they really look great.
Well, I've created an acc because I have a problem with my computer(running Windows Vista):
when I try to open some programs, the computer starts becoming unresponsible, and after some times, it freezes!
Some applications:
*any hta applications
*SUPER Video converter
*Sony's Media Go Installer

And some other applications. They'll cause the same problem: an slowdown, and then a complete computer freeze.
I've tested in Security Mode already, and I've got the hta applications to run normally(the other applications won't run because of required resources, such as codecs, Windows Installer, etc).
So... I think it's some program in my computer that's stopping these programs to work.

Some time ago, the SUPER and the Media Go installer used to work normally, but now they won't work anymore, and I don't know what program could be causing this problem
The latest programs that I've installed in my computer was Panda AntiVirus, and FileZilla FTP Server. But I tried to run the programs I've talked with FileZilla uninstalled and Panda AV disabled, and they still don't run, sů... I don't think this problem was caused by FileZilla or Panda(I'm still suspecting about Panda, but not that much).

Anyone have any clue? D:

A:Computer freezes using specific programs.

Hey, I've discovered the cause!
It's because I have Panda Antivirus installed in my computer, and it makes some applications to freeze.
When I disable the protection, and stop all of Panda's services, I can run the applications correctly.

Then, I've tried to uninstall Panda to install it again, but it's not accepting my key! The activation says it's invalid. It's a key that came with my TP-Link WR1451G wifi router.

What do I do to activate it now? D:

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I recently downloaded the DVDFlick program to burn home videos to DVD. The files are MPG files that were recorded on a digital camcorder. I have successfully burned many different files, but for some reason there are specific files that when I try to add them to a project, DVDFlick locks up and will not add the files, or continue at all. I left it running for over 12 hours once to see if it would add the file to no avail. Has anyone else had this issue?

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When I go to the website http://www.nick.com and I go to the Games/3D section of the website my Web browser Internet Explorer Frezzes when the page is loading.

Does anyone know why it freezes and how I could fix it please???????????

I have Windows XP Professional.

A:Internet Explorer Freezes when I go to specific web site

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