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Q: Very technical question may be difficult to answer

Hello you smart computer techies!!! I need a little assistance. I hate Norton as it was hogging up my PC. So I uinstalled it (via the norton uninstall) and went out and bought PC-cillin 2005. I installed it and everything was going fine until I attempted to connect to the internet (via IE). No internet. No email connection either (makes sense since IE and OE 6 are connected to each other. Aren't they?) Anywhoo, I uninstalled PC-cillin pdq, and viola Internet working just fine.

Called PC-cillin cust. spt. a very nice Hindu lady finally helped me disable the 'Personal Firewall' component of the new software after we reinstalled it. She assesed the problem is with my Internet provider. I was asked to call them and ask three specific questions 1. what port number am i using, 2. do they have a firewall up?, 3. any specific password or setting?

Internet provider was very perturbed at first with my three little questions insisting that the problem is with PC-cillin software not with them (the service provider). they answered my questions though, --, no, no.

I just sent an email to cust spt @ PC-cillin with the same info presented here.

but since you guys are almost always quicker, and there is no need to decipher the accent, I thought I'd try TechSupportGuy too.

I have a limited knowledge of computers, even less it seems when it comes to software conflicts. But my guess's at the problem is this, : 1. norton is not TOTALLY off my pc, or 2. I'm running another firewall somehow.

of those two guess I don't have a clue how to figure out if its true and secondly how to fix it.

anybody of for a challenge today?
needing protection in Lpaso

Preferred Solution: Very technical question may be difficult to answer

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

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

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

A: Very technical question may be difficult to answer

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Ok so I have been having trouble with my wireless with my windows eight laptop a lot lately,
as I work in a computer company I got access to a free intel wireless card . So what I am asking is if this card will be compatible with my computer ! and windows 8 .

Ok so the wireless card specs are

- Intel Wifi Link 1000 PCI Express

Model number is 112BHNMW

My laptop specs

Model Name:550P5C
Product Familyerformance Series 5
Product Type:Notebook

Processor:Intel Core i5 (3210M) 2.5GHz 3MB (L3 Cache)
Chipset:Intel HM76

Memory (Maximum):8192MB 1600MHz DDR3
Memory Slot:2 x SODIMM

Hard Disk:1000GB (1 x 1000GB) 5400RPM SATA II Hard Drive

Screen:15.6in HD LED Anti-Reflective
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 Pixels ,

Optical Drive
Optical Drive TypeVD

Graphics Device
Graphics Device:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Sound Device:High Definition Audio
Integrated Microphone:Yes
Audio Features:SoundAlive
Speaker Type:3 x JBL Speakers with Subwoofer

Microphone In Port:1 x Microphone In
Headphone Ports:1 x Headphone-out
DC Power:1 x DC-in
VGA Port:1 x 15-pin D-Sub
USB Ports:3 x USB 2.0
RJ-45 Ports:1 x RJ-45
HDMI Port:1 x HDMI

Media Adaptor
Removable Flash Memory Media:4-in-1 Card Reader

Network (Wired)
Network Interface:Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps Integrated

Wireless Communications
Wireless System:Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 (2x2) WiDi Support
RF Network Standard:IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
Wireless Network Speed:Up to 300Mbps
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A:New some technical advice an answer to a query

If the laptop manufacturer supplies a Windows 8 driver for that card for your model laptop it should work fine. Otherwise, unless you find somebody who has tried you'll have to try it to know. The computer may refuse to boot with the "foreign" device, may boot but the card will not work at all, or maybe it will work with the driver from Intel's site or someplace else.

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How do I UNPAUSE a file I am copying and is stuck on PAUSE?    Searching for answer with Microsoft doesn't answer the question as usual..I'm stuck with forums and they don't give me an answer. 
HELP  I have Windows 10 and file is not large - about7 GB total with plenty of memory left on computer.  The copying froze up for some reason (without any error messages) so I paused it to take time to try and research the problem, and now the "pause"
is frozen.

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Dear All,
There i is interesting Question.
Any body knows about that kind of software, which can extract the Voice and sound from a song.is there need of any Explaination or u can understand.

A:Difficult Question

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My friend needs Broadband, but refuses to pay by Direct Debit. Does anyone know of a good provider that will let him pay by...

1 creditcard
2 some form of pay as you go.

I should point out, that he lives in the UK in the Lancs area.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:Difficult Question

Has your friend checked local internet service providers? I don't know what is available there, but my experience has been that local providers allow you to pay by check, cash, credit card, etc.

Orange Blossom

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I've been searching for a software program that can view the data on my second (and encrypted) HD from outside of Windows (Boot CD, DOS, Linux, anything) or even while booted into Windows. The purpose for viewing the data is because I would like to see how well I have encrypted my second HD. If my second HD is encrypted as well as I think it is, then I should not be able to see folder names or file names when I view the data on the HD from a utility either in or outside of Windows.

In other words, what utility can I use to view data on an encrypted HD. It doesn't matter if the data shows as "dfusdf9set8w4twuiefasidft4" (In an encrypted format), I still would like to view the data either way to see how well the data on the second HD is encrypted.

None of the popular utilities that I have tried can accomplish this very simple task. Does anybody know of a utility that can?

(I'm trying to figure out how well the "Encrypted Installation" of a Ubuntu Linux OS works. I don't think that the data shows up as encrypted if you use a utility to view the data, even when the system isn't mounted. The answer to this question is driving me mad, and I'm not going to know for sure how well the encrypted installation works until I actually view the data. I know this is a Windows 7 Forum (I use Windows 7 as my primary OS) but the program is probably a popular Windows or DOS program, so I came here to ask.)

A:Difficult Question

hi giantpc, and welcome to sevenforums,

you mentioned linux - have you tried booting a linux live cd to inspect your drive with?

there are so many distros...a quick downloading one would be puppy or slitaz, which is only 30 megs and should download before you know it!

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Does anyone know a way or if it is even possible to have a column of numbers and find X amount of those numbers that sum to a given total.
For example:
Say you have a list of 2, 4, 5, 9, 10
Is it possible for excel to find which of those numbers sums to 18
Is there a way to make excel find 4, 5, and 9 (totaling 18) but exclude summing the 2 and 10 cause they don’t help add up to the 18?

Please let me know if you have any ideas.
or you need me to explain it better.



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Hi, here what is happening ... in our MSN group I am one of the managers. When I post on the message board I often use graphics inserted from my hard drive.

Last few days I do the same as I have been doing for years, and when I click Send Message I get a nasty error message like "Hmmm... we can't find the page you are looking for. Refresh" ... etc ... When I click F5 to reload the page it does the same. Meanwhile on the message board it says "Message was deleted by the author".

Are any of you familiar with the MSN groups? As for the disk space I have plenty: I have 30 mb to use, and used up only 5.8 mb.

Any help or tip would be greatly appreciated

A:Solved: Difficult question about MSN group

Hi MomAries

Do you have a link to the MSN group that you can post?
Is it a newsgroup?

30 MB isn't much unless you meant to say 30 Gigabytes?

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Hey, I have a few questions regarding formatting my Acer 3000 C100 Laptop.
First off, its about three or four years old now, and has been in heavy rotation between five family members, and has accumulated numerous viruses and the HDD has filled up to the point that the computer is pretty much useless.
Also, I would like to say that before posting, I have searched online as much as I could to gain information about reformatting, but a few questions still remain.
I could not find clarification between "Product Key" and "CD Key" and I was wondering if there was a difference. One of the articles on this site regarding reformatting advised downloading "Keyfinder" if the CD Key or Product Key wasn't known, and it gave me a code. Then, another post on this site said that keys were usually located on the bottom of the laptop, and I located mine. It was quite different from what the Keyfinder gave me. It was labelled as "Product Key"
What I would like to know is, which one of these numbers do I need to acompany the reformatting disk which will enable me to reformat, and what course of action should I take in the event that I cannot find any of my disks?
(I dont think I will, I've been searching for days, and this computer has been with us through several house moves, I don't think I will find them.)
Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.

A:Reformatting question - difficult situation

Good questions.. While product key, CD key (and activation key) are sometimes used interchangeably they all refer to the "key" required for paid products in order for you to use them. So you need to review the paid Windows and other vendor products you paid to use as they will all likely require a key. THEn you can figure out how to find keys by product.

If it might also help, here's a checklist to help smooth the reinstall process

Make sure you have your Windows install CDs
Review Add/Remove Programs. Make sure you have activiation codes for any purchased software.
> You can recover your Windows product IDs from your current installation using Magic Jelly Bean tool
Note programs you need to reinstall. Check if they're available for download online or you still have their download CDs
Backup all your personal files/folders
Use DriverMax to backup all your drivers (so they are available if needed after the reinstall)
Reformat and reinstall.

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Can I change my Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5914 built with a AMD Sempron™ 3600+ CPU to a AMD Athlon 64/X2 CPU. Toshiba Tech support tells me that the processor is soldered and built into the motherboard but it is not. Both processors are socket AM2

A:Technical Question

The only hardware upgrade that you can usually make to a laptop is to add more RAM - if it supports adding more.

From what I've read so far, that model laptop comes with the AMD Sempron 3600+ 2.00 GHz processor and supports up to 4 GB of DDR2 PC2-6400(DDR2-800) RAM.


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I have XP installed on my PC and wanted to install it on my laptop. I called MS to activate it and was told that the license did not allow me install it on two machines.

I can't believe this. Any comments?

A:not a technical question

"license did not allow me install it on two machines"

I believe technically it's supposed to be that way with all there OS's according to the ELUA

more info...XP Activation


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Right hopefully someone can assist here!

I used to find Windows Media Player had a useful automatic cleanup option when 5 or more mp3s were found in the library without an actual mp3 file to relate too....

I want to know why now when i have 7 or 10 tracks that have been removed by myself, when i go to play them (forgetting i removed them) do i no longer get the option pop up asking if i would like WMP to cleanup the library!?!?

I use Windows 7 btw

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While surfing , does it mean anything if it's difficult to to back to a previous page? Sometimes it doesn't bo backwards and I restart what I was doing.

Ex: google search

Then going to a link, then want to go back and it doesn't after repeated back arrow clicking

A:IE 8 question- going to previous page difficult at times

The need to use the 'back' arrow in your web browser is much less frequent now we have tabbed browsing.
Instead of double-clicking a link in Google Search or anywhere else, right-click the link and choose "Open in a new tab".

Then when you want to go back to Google Search or wherever you were, you only need to click the previous tab.

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A while back, I asked a DSL provider about the distance betwween my house and the nearest DSL central office, which is about 6 miles away. Here's the partial response I got:

If the form says you qualify then you should be no more than 18,000 feet from the central office in your area. However, that is 18,000 feet in actual line length, not in walking or driving distance from the CO.Click to expand...

Question #1: How many miles is 18,000 feet? I'm sure it's less than 6 miles.
Question #2: Why are the DSL cables so short?

Today, I ordered it anyway from my phone company, and a technician is coming later this week to install it for me.

After it's all hooked up, if it doesn't connect, I'll have to cancel the whole shebang.

I really hope it works cuz I'm getting fed up with this dialup connection on these very crappy voice-grade phone lines.

A:A Couple of Technical DSL Question

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I have a client who needs BOTH some PHP and some SSI code in a webpage. The filetype needs to remain as SHTML. I tried making an SHTML page that included PHP, but what happens when I modify the .htaccess file is that one or the other gets done, but not both.

For example, I used this in the .htaccess:

AddType application/x-httpd-php .php .shtml
AddType text/x-server-parsed-html .shtml
DirectoryIndex index.shtml index.php index.html

That does the PHP coding just fine in the shtml file, but not the
<!--#exec cgi="/cgi-bin/Tracking/ax.cgi" --> SSI code
line in the shtml page.

When I switch the first two lines, it does the SSI, but not the PHP.

How can I get it to do both the SSI *and* the PHP?



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I am using a program (which I didn't write) which creates a database driven website. It was working well, but suddenly, when I try to add new records, I get errors. I have the system on a WIN2000 server, and also mirrored on my WIN98 system at home.

On the WIN2000 server, I get this error message: "ERROR: Multiple-step OLE DB operation generated errors. Check each OLE DB status value, if available. No work was done."

On the WIN98 system, I get this error: "Errors Occurred"

In both cases, the record does get added, but it cannot be edited - only deleted.

Since I couldn't reach the guy who wrote the program I was using, I did some research, and found this page over at Microsoft:


It described this error exactly. It said I needed to upgrade my MDAC and JET versions to make these errors go away. I don't really know what MDAC and JET are, but I found them for download on Microsoft's site.

Using my WIN98 system as the guinea pig, I downloaded and installed MDAC 2.6 and JET 4.0 - the most recent versions of both. Needless to say, it didn't fix the problem.

The only thing that changed on my WIN98 system is that instead of getting the "Errors Occurred" message, I now get the much longer error message that my server returns.

I haven't tried upgrading the server because - well - I'm afraid to touch the server, especially when the fix didn't work on... Read more

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I have a client who is receiving the BSOD when she is just surfing the internet. Here is the STOP code she is receiving:

0x00000050 (0xBFBFBFC3, 0x00000000, 0x8052DB78, 0xoooooo2)

Computer Specs:
XP sp3
2GB Ram

I have researched this as much as I can and have come to the conclusion that it is either the PSU or the Ram. I have just started learning how to research BSOD codes and would like a second opinion about this.

Thanks in advance.

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I bought a new Compaq Presario laptop, and the specs say it has 256mb of PC2100, (266MHZ) DDR-SDRAM, with a max capacity of 1G. So I went out and bought 1G (2-512mb modules, same specs). When I opened up the memory compartment and removed the memory the laptop came with, it was marked 256mb, DDR, 333 mhz, PC 2700.

My questions:

Are the two types of memory interchangeable?
Can using PC 2700 333 mhz harm the computer if it is meant to run PC2100, 266 mhz?
If I use the PC2100, 266mhz, will my computer run slower?
What should I do?



A:LAPTOP RAM - Technical QUestion

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Greetings, helpful and wonderful people.

I currently have a 2x2gb setup in 2 of my 4 DIMM slots on my motherboard. The timing is 8-8-8-24. The speed is DDR3 @ 1600MHz, and it is a matched pair. They run at 1.65V,

I am looking to expand this memory, but the pair I have picked out to add to the second bank (the remaining two DIMM slots) has differences in the size, voltage and timing. I have tried my best to research this problem before creating a thread but haven't found an answer detailed enough to explain why this would or would not work. Anyways, here are the details on the second pair.

2x4gb, same brand (Crucial). Timing 10-10-10-28. Speed DDR3 @ 1600MHz, matched pair. Running at 1.5V.

The three differences are the size (4gb vs 2gb per module), the timing (CAS latency 10 vs CAS latency 8), and the voltage (1.5V vs 1.65V).

The motherboard can handle all the specs of the possible new pair. Crucial's website confirms compatibility by suggesting this pair with its scan utility.

HOWEVER, my question is: What will happen in my BIOS configuration when I put this new pair in the second bank?
1. What will Dual-Channel, what will not, and why?
2. Will I have to manually reduce the latency of the second pair, or will I have to manually increase the latency of the first pair, in order to make them match? Will this result in a major speed decrease?
3. Will the difference in voltage be modified automatically? To which? (1.65v or 1.5v?)
4. Is it actually worth it to kee... Read more

A:Rather Technical Memory Matching Question

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When a song is played in iTunes where does it load to?

Obviously the song is on the hard-rive but does it constantly read it off the hard-rive? Or does it throw it into the page file or ram?

A:Solved: iTunes Technical Question...

Players usually buffer at least part of what they are playing in RAM to insure a constant data stream and smooth playback. Some of that could end up as paged if the OS needed the RAM for something else, but probably not very often, if at all.


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When I go to my BIOS, I see two hard drives: P0 and P2.
Let's call them as Disk1 and Disk2.

Regularly, I am booting from Disk2.
(By the way, one of the disks is dedicated to operating systems, and the other is dedicated to libraries. I don't know which one is which, since they are identical drives, but as I said regularly I am booting from Disk2).

When I have a boot problem such as "Insert correct media device", I am putting the system repair disc, and (after booting the system repair disc from cd/dvd drive) it gives me the error that "this repair disc is not compatible with your version".
But, when I change the first drive from Disk2 to Disk1 in BIOS, it doesn't give that error and shows me the system repair options.

What does this mean?
Why it is happening like that?
Does it mean that if I remove Disk1 physically or disable it, I can never use any system repair disc?
How can I solve this problem?
What are my options if a system repair disc gives me the "not compatible" error?

A:Technical Boot Question (2 Disks)

It sounds like your boot files are on disk 1, P0, and your OS is on disk 2, P2. You need to have a look in disk management to see whats what. If that is true, you won't be able to boot up to your OS if you remove disk 1.

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On discord, its not uncommon for me to come across "Cursed MP4 Files" with strange properties.

I'm incredibly interested how the creators of these files were able to get their results and mostly I want to make my own "cursed files". Some of the properties I've seen are video lengths upwards of 13,000 hours long, yet still being 1 MB. I've also seen videos that have negative video lengths and videos that display the video length as 0, yet still plays a video.

How were some of these made? I can file share the specific MP4 files in question

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I'm a complete n00b at all of this, and would like to know if it's possible to change my graphics card manufacturer to NVIDIA or something other than Intel?
If it is possible, do I have to change all of my Intel drivers? Oh, and can somebody give a link to a good, descriptive Windows XP guide that explains everything there is to know about manufacturers, drivers, RAM, and everything else.

A:I Have A Question That Needs An Answer

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After I've restored the computer and have renamed the "default" account to "Xyoozw" and created "tianwww", when i put my old "default" , "tianwww", and "All Users" folders into the "Documents and Settings" folder on the restored computer, can i rename the old "default" folder to "Xyoozw"? (Read below for clarification and info)

I've had my computer for about two years now, and am sick of long load times and over-all slowness. I've decided that i should restore it to the way it was when i bought it using the "Recovery CD" that came with it. I'm going to burn all my documents and such, but am not all too sure about what other system folders to burn. I'm going to burn Documents and Settings, but right now it's at 1.2 gigs! In it are 6 folders:
<>"Administrator" (3 Megs)
<>"All Users" (76 megs)
<>"default" (969 megs) where my main account (Xyoozw for privacy)'s stuff is
<>A folder the name of my main account (Xyoozw) (23 Megs) which doesn't contain any of that account's stuff
<>"Default user" (3 Megs)
<>And my dad's account, Tianwww for privacy, not used all too often (158 Megs)

the reason for so many folders is because at one time, for some reason i don't remember, i deleted Xyoozw (the renamed default account) and renamed the default (which seemingl... Read more

A:Can someone please answer my question?

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If you are allowing access to a network based on credentials then that process is called :

a) authentication

A:Please answer this question.

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Using NeroVision Express 3 to burn avi.video files from my hard drive onto a DVD+R to watch on my DVD player. According to the back of the DVD+R box if I record at SLP I can get 360 minutes of space. How do I set things up to record at this speed because the videos I'm TRYING to burn are telling me I don't how enough disc space. Thanks.

A:Just answer this one question....please!

You always lose some spaces when you burn files to optical disks. With DVD, you get up to 4.2 GB. Not 4.7 GB.

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sorry, Im in a jam and a hurry! thanks

A:Is anyone around who can answer the DOS/Win 2K question?

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Hello, My name is Justin and I am using a home edition of XP. My computer runs very very good, no problems, pop-ups, spyware, etc etc. However, my browser has this problem, and I have no clue how to correct it.
I have this problem with hyperlinks. I can click on hyperlinks that are internally linked with any given website, however, I can't access seperate sites without having to right click - copy link and then paste it in my browser. It's not a very serious problem, but it is aggravating. If anyone happens to know why this is a problem...please help me understand.

A:a question for anyone who might know an answer

what browser are you using?

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When I open up task manager on my home pc under user tab, under session part it say console, and I have not seen that before. I'm not sure if that is okay and remote access under my computer is not active. Do I have anything wrong here?

A:Please Answer This Question About My Pc

Task Manager overviewMonitoring SessionsThe Users tab displays users who can access this computer, and session status and names. Client Name specifies the name of the client computer using the session, if applicable. Session provides a name for you to use to perform such tasks as sending another user a message or connecting to another user?s session.The Users tab is displayed only if the computer you are working on has Fast User Switching enabled, and is a member of a workgroup or is a standalone computer. The Users tab is unavailable on computers that are members of a network domain.

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the unthinkable is going to be asked
can i get clippy back
is there any way

A:looks like your trying to answer a question

What exactly is your issue? Please provide more details. Be specific.

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I have 2 Hard drives, and i have windows stuff installed on C and my games on D... would installing games on drive D reduce preformance seems its not on the same hard drive as windows is... if you understand that,


A:1 Answer Question

Your overall read speeds are determined by the hd RPM's (determins how fast the hd can send out data), and seek times (Determins how fast the hd can find a file). I'm guessing that your second hd is slower than the first, and that is why the load times are longer on that drive. I use the same setup, but my first drive is the slow one. Windows is slow to boot, but games load quickly. If the drives are equal, you should not notice any real difference between the two.

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Ok I'm sure everyone has heard about the black screen of death... Ok I've searched everywhere on the net and nowhere have i found an answer to my problem. I've gone about 2 months searching and nothing.
im running a newly installed windows vista ultimate. i have a dell xps... i cant seem to find any info on this problem with my particular laptop. the same symptoms load up black screen with a blinking cursor. diagnostic says all is well. i have no recovery disc. no back ups stupid western digital.. but anyway. id just love to have this problem resolved. if any info is needed just ask. I'd appreciate any help at all. thank you.

A:A question with no answer?

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i'm not gonna ask for cd-keys or anything like that

my question is fairly simple
i've got CS installed on my comp for a long time now and it works perfectly
i need to format my comp and i've lost my CS cd-key
i want to know how i can find my cd-key as it is right now
i don't wanna format before i have the cd-key written down somewhere again

thx in advance

A:CS cd-key question, pls answer

Click Start->Run, type 'regedit' (without quotes), and hit OK.

Now, navigate through HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Valve -> Half-Life (Or CounterStrike if you have the retail version) -> Settings, and there should be a key on the right window called 'Key', with a bunch of numbers to the right. Those numbers are your CD-key.

Good luck!

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I just purchased a internal Kangaroo drive or you could call it a docking station. I disconntcted the ribbon cable that was plugged into my IDE socket to my master hard drive and set that aside. Now I took the current cable from the docking station , plugged into my hard drive then plugged that back into the IDE socket. I set the switches to make the Kangaroo a slave, turned my computer off and plugged my Kangaroo hard drive into the docking station. I then used Norton Ghost and made a image of my hard drive onto the Kangaroo hard drive. I am using Windows XP Home and I can clearly see a copy of the image on the Kangaroo drive. The purpose of being able to do this was to save an image of my hard drive and be able to remove the Kangaroo drive. Well up to this point everything works, but now I've tried to disconnect the master drive and have taken it out of the picture and directly plugged the Kangaroo drive into the IDE socket, before this was done I set the dip switches to make the Kangaroo the master drive. And here is my problem, when I boot the system up I get a message that says (NTLDR is missing) this hard drive should be bootable. Can anyone give my some insight into what I may be doing wrong?

Thanks in advance,

A:Can anyone answer this question?


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what is the difference between stand by and hibernate??? what do they do? what are there differences and are they of any use? will one of the reducue electricity usage??

A:Please answer this question.

Hibernation loads memory to a file and shuts down the machine. Stand-by is sleep and can be at different levels including Vista's hybrid sleep, but the thing they have in common is that they use a small amount of power to keep memory alive. Machines come back from standby very quickly.

If there is a power failure during hibernation, since no power is being used, no problems result. Power outages during sleep are like a hard shutdown.

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What is the difference between bus and frequency...?
How can i know the bus and frequency of my Ram...?
And when you buy a Ram ( 1024MB 400 ), dose the ( 400 ) stand for the bus or the frequency ?

A:Ram question..please answer..

A bus is a wide data path between two or more electronics components.
"How can I know the bus of my RAM" is a nonsense question. Maybe you want to know about the difference between the bus frequency/speed and the RAM frequency/speed?

Your RAM does operate at the same frequency as its bus, so when someone refers to their RAM speed of 400MHz, then that is also the maximum bus speed that this RAM supports.

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Got any suggestions on what could be wrong with my memory card when it won't read the data when it's plugged in?
It says "No Data"
The card is official. I've tried other slots. Other mem cards work, tried turning it off and on, etc. We have a hunch that the problem could be that the contacts on the memory card have been misalligned, however there is no damage we can see without taking it apart.
Is it possible to take it apart or are there rivets or anything in the back end of the memory card that would hold it together?
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

A:Question regarding PS2 Memory Card technical difficulties

Try it and see, get a screwdriver, and see if you can pry the case open. I have no idea if it will work, but if it doesn't work, then you've got nothing to lose by trying to get it open.

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Hi there,

I have a question about the "amvo virus" and Combofix...

My goal is to REMOVE this virus and then PREVENT my PC from being infected another time by the same virus...Does ComboFix just remove "amvo" or fixes the problem, protecting my PC "forever" against this virusc ???

If it doesn't, can anyone tell me a good practice for preventing this infection in future? (possibly, something more sophisticated than just disabling the execution of the autorun.ini in every external drive...)

Thanks a lot guys...

A:Technical Question about ComboFix and the AMVO malware

amvo.exe) is a backdoor Trojan that is installed with other malicious files. Backdoor Trojans, IRCBots and Infostealers are very dangerous because they provide a means of accessing a computer system that bypasses security mechanisms and steal sensitive information like passwords, personal and financial data which they send back to the hacker. Remote attackers use backdoor Trojans as part of an exploit to gain unauthorized access to a computer and take control of it without your knowledge. Read Danger: Remote Access Trojans.If your computer was used for online banking, has credit card information or other sensitive data on it, you should immediately disconnect from the Internet until your system is cleaned. All passwords should be changed immediately to include those used for banking, email, eBay, paypal and online forums. You should consider them to be compromised. You should change each password by using a different computer and not the infected one. If not, an attacker may get the new passwords and transaction information. If using a router, you need to reset it with a strong logon/password so the malware cannot gain control before connect again. Banking and credit card institutions should be notified of the possible security breach. Because your computer was compromised please read How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?Although the infection has been identified and may be removed, your PC has likely been compromised and there is no w... Read more

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I just wanted to know if anyone knows a website, or book that I could learn all of the "Computer Lingo" like what is FSB, or a multiplier of 13 = clockspeed. I know somewhat about computers, but in depth I really don't know anything. I love to come to this forum for advice, but I hate not knowing anything at all. I'd rather read up on this stuff instead of constantly asking for help this is to help me so I won't be completley lost; Trying to overclock my computer, or making my computer run very smoothly. Please help.


A:Question: Resource for technical terminology explanations

Computer Stuff @ Howstuffworks

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I am seeking a Graphics Application that Can Make "Special" JPEG files (for .epub ebooks).

Hello and thanks in advance.

I have been learning how to make ebooks in the new .epub format.

I have only one step to go in order to complete the ebook: I need to create a cover image that will work in the desktop ebook reader, Stanza. I have tried and failed to make JPEG files that work, using Photoshop (on boot-camp the Windows side of a Mac) and the (Mac) shareware products Acorn and ImageWell. These make JPEGS of course, but the JPEGS do not work in the ebook reading software.

There are sample .epub ebooks available for people like me, learning how to make the books. I took a jpeg from one of those samples, and inserted it into my ebook -- and it worked perfectly. So there are some jpegs that work, and others that do not.

I need to find a graphics editor (for Mac or Windows) that can make the jpegs that work. Or, an application that can save my jpegs (that don't work) into another kind of jpeg that does work.

I have made a zipped file, and sent it to Box.net, containing 5 jpeg files. Some work and some do not. If anyone has the interest to investigate further, they can download the files and look.

Here is the download link (I promise there is nothing harmful in this zipped file: just the jpegs):

The files inside the zipped folder are:

1. 001-yes-summer.jpg Yes, it works. This is a jpeg of an older version of the c... Read more

A:Solved: Very Difficult Question about JPEG files (for epub format ebooks)

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I bought a couple cases for some new pc's. turns out they labeled them wrong and they are for Micro ATX not standard, ive never used micro before.

So i can send them back or i can just get Micro mobo's instead.

Some1 please give me the Pro's and Con's of having a Micro ATX board over having a Standard ATX board?

A:Micro ATX Question.. Please Answer

Well obviously the mobo's are smaller but in length/height only.
This tends to reduce the amount of extra pci slots, usually two.
This is not really a big deal as most micro atx boards suit the needs of most people.

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if someone answers this question they will receive a million billion cool points and bonus points if you can find me a download link.
what is the name of this game? someone will know surely
see attached file animation from game.

A:Solved: if someone can answer this question

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My boss is a bit of....penny pincher.

When I first came on board, he had paid thousands to a company to put a cut & paste website template and host it for him. It was horrible. I convinced him to let me build one for him and host it through my own company cheap. ($25 a month)

Now, Mr Miser believes all those fly-by-night hosting outfits that can host his site for $35 a year, etc and thinks he's being ripped off again. And, to make matters worse, he wants to know why he can't just host the site himself here at the office using our own server.

I tried to explain about DNS and software needed and a good isp (maybe even a T-1 line) but I am not that schooled up on this stuff.

I tried looking for some info on google, but I only can get hits for pitches on people trying to get you to use their web hosting.

Anyone have any good links to info I can use? He can't be right, can he...?

A:Help me answer my boss's question.

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I have a HP Pavillion 6500 laptop, Windows Vista Home Premium 32, Service pack 1, 900 ram, 1.8 GHz, etcetera.

On the official HP website, there's an update for the graphics drivers that I have on my computer. When I download the package and install it, everything seems to work fine... but for some reason, whenever I play something in Windows Media Player, like a FLV file (from Youtube), the computer goes Blue Screen on me... I'm not sure why

At first I wasn't sure why it was doing that... until I finally noticed that for the fourth time, it BSOD'ed on me when WMP was open. I uninstalled the Codec Pack and had Vista automatically install updates, and everything was fine after that, no BSOD or anything.

Could it be my codec pack? I had VistaCodecs installed when I installed it, but now I am using K-Lite Codec Pack. Does anyone know the problem? I'm pretty sure that I downloaded the right thing... though when I put my brand of laptop into the HP search thing, it gives me five different options...
-DV6500 CTO
-DV6500 er
-Dv6500 ew
-Dv6500 t CTO
-DV6500 z CTO
My computer only says "DV6500", that's it... nowhere, anywhere does it say CTO, er, ew, etc. Plus, the odd thing is, the system specs say I have a "DV6500", but the sticker above the screen says "Pavilion Dv6000".

I'm quite the muddled mess, aren't I?

So, my question is, does anyone know why it goes BSOD on me whenever I played something in WMP, and ... Read more

A:Solved: Perhaps someone can answer my question...

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If I have a DSL router connected to my modem which is then hardwired to my desktop, will I be able to use the printer connected to my desktop via my wireless laptop? Hope this is clear enough and you understand what I mean. Thanks.

A:Easy answer question

If your router has wireless capability and if you set up the desktop for file and printer sharing and then set the printer to share, Yes . . you should be able to print from the laptop. Run the Add Printer wizard on the laptop once you have shared the printer, check Network Printer and follow the yellow brick road . .


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But it's worth a shot.

I have a Dell Latitude CPI-A series, and for the longest time, it's been working fine. Just the other day, I purchased this thingy that allows my computer to access the internet via wireless routers. When installing it, it said that it may not be safe for Windows XP, but I ignored it because the box clearly said "Compatible for WinXP".

After about a month now, my computer has been acting up. I don't think it has anything to do wit the above, but I'm not ruling it out. Lately, the computer has been acting very slowly. It used to take me a few minutes for my computer to start up... now, for it to function at it's correct efficienty, it takes roughly about 10-20 minutes for it to stop making weird sounds so I can do things. The hard drive (6 gig) makes a funny sound, like a cackling noise, when it takes that long period of time. I believe that people I've talked to said that if it makes that noise, it means the hard drive is going bad. I bought it used off of Ebay.

So, does anyone think they know the answer to my problem? I'm guessing...

A- That router thingy did damage windows (but I reinstalled Windows, and nothing changed)

B- The Hard drive is starting to go bad, since that cackling noise is starting to be heard more...

C- The Internet has caused my computer to do something, since after I connected to the Internet is when most of these problems started to happen

D- The computer hates me...

Any help wo... Read more

A:Solved: Question to something I probably already know the answer to...

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