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Volume function not working properly

Q: Volume function not working properly

I recently finished cleaning my laptop of malware with help of someone in the Malware/etc forum, and shortly afterwards while trying to use Function + left and right arrow keys to change the volume of my laptop, I noticed that the volume only goes up or down by 2 at a time when the button combination is used, rather than beforehand when it used to go up or down by 10 at a time. 
How can I fix this problem?
(If I'm in the wrong forum, please direct me to one where I might ask this question)

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A: Volume function not working properly

I would try running the chkdsk /r command from the command prompt.
Chkdsk From Command Prompt, Win 7 - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/496613/contextmenu-is-causing-explorerexe-to-crash/?p=3067880

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I have an Acer aspire one netbook and I've heard about some keyboard problems. My volume function isnt working at all. All the other function keys work except for the volume control (up and down arrow). They work when scrolling etc. They only DONT work when I have the function key pressed as well. Help!!!

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1. when i start my laptop, touchpad works fine but after a while it starts missbehaving. right click n left click work fine but cursor is out of control.i have checked if its driver is not updated but it is updated.i uninstalled its driver n installed it back but even then it is not working. i read somehwere if its touch screen is turned off then touchpad works fine but even if i turn touch screen off it does not work.2.i dont know about other function keys but i use function keys for brightness and volume all the time. i dont know if it was last window update or what else went wrong that these function keys are not helping anymore. These keys still make a pop up sound which means keyboard buttons are working fine.please help.

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Yesterday the sleep function on my E560 began to behave strangely. I pressed the round power button on the upper right hand side of my keyboard, which doubles as the sleep button, and the computer didn't go into sleep mode immediately (which would be indicated by the red light in the letter "i" in "ThinkPad" slowly blinking on and off). Instead, the screen turned black and then the fan made a loud blowing noise before the computer went into sleep mode. When I pressed the power/sleep button again to wake up the computer, the screen remained black for 5-10 seconds before it came on.  Normally, it would come on immediately. Prior to yesterday, the sleep function worked normally.  What happened?

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Hi, I have a Lenovo P40 Yoga running on Windows 10. I'm having issues with the fn volume keys not working. All the other fn keys work just fine, but the volume keys do not work. I have noticed that restarting my computer temporarily fixes the issue, but once I hit the "mute" key everything stops working again. If I do not use my "mute" key, the other two increase and decrease volume keys work perfectly fine. Muting my laptop using the volume slider in the Windows toolbar has the same effect.  Thank you

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Hi, I have a Lenovo P40 Yoga running on Windows 10. I'm having issues with the fn volume keys not working. All the other fn keys work just fine, but the volume keys do not work. I have noticed that restarting my computer temporarily fixes the issue, but once I hit the "mute" key everything stops working again. If I do not use my "mute" key, the other two increase and decrease volume keys work perfectly fine. Muting my laptop using the volume slider in the Windows toolbar has the same effect.  Thank you

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the functions of dimming, sound, backlight, etc are no longer working, or have shifted place. The F1 to F12 are functioning properly. Already looked up similar issues on the forum, and based on the answers found I can already say:- there is no update to do in the HP support assistant- there is no driver found on the website for the keyboard  

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I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 64bit on an ASUS X50IJ laptop.
Some of the function keys for volume and WiFi (F2, F10, F11, F12, etc) don't work at all while screen brightness keys do.

I cannot seem to get them to work no matter what I do, I would appreciate any help, thank you

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I recently installed a NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS video card into my Dimension 2400 desktop computer which runs Windows XP 32-bit OS. I bought this card for it's S-video capability so I can stream Netflix (or any other video) to my TV screen (which I used to do with my laptop, but it died - another story haha). I installed the card and downloaded the latest driver to my computer from the NVIDIA website (version 196.21 to be exact). I then turned off my computer, and plugged in the provided s-video cable to the back of my desktop, and connected it to a radio shack s-video to RCA (the yellow video connector for most TV's) converter and plugged it into my TV (which NVIDIA says shouldn't be a problem). I then followed the online instructions from NVIDIA on "Connecting a video card to a TV and enabling TV output". This included using the "Run television setup wizard" on the NVIDIA Control Panel. Upon following the prompts for the setup wizard I am taken to the first screen which says welcome and click next....so I do. It then takes me to the next screen so I can choose which display mode so I choose "DualView". Then it takes me to a preview screen and on my TV I see two halves of my desktop background swapped (the left is on the right and the right is on the left with a big black strip down the middle) and it is in black and white. So I go to the "Change resolution" setting on the NVIDIA control panel and try to change things arou... Read more

A:NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS TV Out function not working properly

In case you are wondering as well, I have disabled/uninstalled the other VGA adapter and the NVIDIA card is working perfectly in ever other aspect except the tv out function.

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My function keys for volume up,down and mute(F1-F3) stopped working.Every other FN key is working fine.The F1-F3 keys are working fine.Windows 8.1

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okay at first i thought this was a mild issue but apparently not only my desktop is missing, my control panel is missing too. on top of that i'm no longer getting sound from my speaker.

I'm using a Windows 8 on an SSD.

What Happened?
I tried to remove my portable harddrive safely. Then something went wrong with my Local Drive C it seems. A pop-up message saying, "C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a network. Check to to make sure the disk is properly inserted."

1) system32\config\systemprofile\desktop went missing.
2) Can't search a lot of stuff e.g. Control Panel using Window key+F anymore
3) No sound
4) Startup app doesn't start up automatically even when i have it enabled on Task Manager

What Have I Tried?
1) Copied Desktop folder (empty inside) from my user folder and pasted it in C:\Windows\....\systemprofile folder. That didn't help the case that much either because whenever I start login into my user account I wouldn't able to go to desktop by pressing the Windows key or click on the top left of the Start Menu of Windows 8. Only Window key+D would work. Right clicking the bottom left doesn't bring up a list of stuff including "Control Panel"
2) Automatically repaired but failed
3) Did an sfc/scannow but it said, "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations

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A:Desktop Missing. No Sound. Search Function Not Working Properly

Was your SSD drive shown in the list of "safely remove" hardware?
You may have accidentally selected your OS drive during the removal process.
Disconnect the SSD and boot, shut down, then reconnect the SSD, reboot, hopefully it will be shown in the list again.

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I've never seen anything like this. Okay, here's the system rundown --- Running win 7 pro sp1 64 bit on a Dell xps 8000. Replaced hard drive one month ago, and I've used Seagate's diagnostic tool to check out hard drive, which didn't find any errors with the hard drive.

So, here's problem 1:
Computer was running great up until four days ago. It wouldn't wake up out of sleep properly. It would freeze. I would have to reboot to wake it up. It won't even let me LOG OFF correctly because when I go to log back on, I don't get the prompt to choose the user or enter my password. When I reboot --- that I can only do by shutting on and off the power, it's fine. The computer starts up fine in SAFE MODE, so I'm not detecting any issues there.

Problem 2:
Internet explorer 10 (got it with one of the updates two weeks ago) simply would HANG and not open. Even with I would click it once and open task manager to see what was happening, it showed multiple instances of explorer open. So, what I did was turn OFF Explorer 10 in the "turn windows features on or off" section. But when I when to turn them back on to see if it would reset, I not only lost the default windows icons from the start bar, Explorer refused to initialize when I tried to start it from "Programs" or from clicking the explorer.exe icon in both Programs (64 bit) and Programs (x86).

To this point I've done the full scan disk, and also run SCAN NOW. I also have anti malware software ... Read more

A:Windows Internet Explorer AND sleep function not working properly!

What is your Anti-Malware? Try this: System Restore

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The volume up/down keys on my X1 Carbon 2nd Gen (the one with the touch bar) are working in an odd way - every single button press on either volume up or volume down registers as a mute/unmute press, and only if I hold my finger down can I get the volume up/volume down function to work. So there is no way to add or remove a single increment of volume - that always just registers as mute/unmute. Does anyone know a way to fix this issue?

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My 11e's got messed up volume buttons. The LED on the F1 key stays illuminated, regardless if its muted or not. Also, they keys only function to toggle the mute on or off(F1, F2, F3, and the 2 volume buttons on the side. To raise or lower the volume i have to use the speaker icon in the task tray) Also, and this is far more worrying: I charged the battery to 100% and then unplugged it to put it aside. About 10 days later i grabbed it take it to a friends, and when i got there it wouldnt turn on. Turns out the battery had run TOTALLY dead in those 10 days, even though it was fully powered down(not standby). Is this an issue with the 11e's? My last thinkpad was a T61, but in the interum i have used lots of other laptops and netbooks, none of which were this quick to self-discharge. Its the 2nd gen(N2940) non-yoga running windows 10pro, 128gb ssd+4gb.

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Hi! I just bought my new HP laptop and the volume control buttons are very sluggish. I have to press it a few times in order for it to work and the mouse pad keeps on "catching". It isnt very smooth. I was wondering if there was anything I could do to fix this? Thank you! Would appreciate the help Kind regards HKD16

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Hi everyone,I had the hard drive replaced recently in my G580 (Windows7) and everything is perfect except this one thing. I use the Volume: FN/down and FN/up a lot. It's very awkward that I can't see the volume setting any more. I know I can use the volume control in the tray but that is too slow to use in a live muic situation.btw the Fn/brightness also works but doesn't show the settings.Is this a setting that has gone awry that I can easily change?I've seen posts about the FN not working at all but nothing about it owrking but just not being visible.Thanks for any help.

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Hi. The F11 key on my laptop is disabled recently.  It's not glowing in red when I press it. Furthermore, the laptop have no sound at all regarless I press on F9 or F10 Keys. It's only function when I restart the laptop each time. Product name: HP ENVY 4 - 1127TUOperating System: Microsoft 8 Thank you.

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A:F11 KEY not function properly

Hi, Try the following. Open windows Control Panel, open Windows Update, select 'View update history' in the left hand pane and then select 'Installed updates' link in the following window. Locate update KB2962407, right click it and select Uninstall.  When done, restart the notebook, open windows Control Panel, open Windows Update and select 'Check for updates'.  You'll see the update you just uninstalled being offered again - right click and select 'Hide Update'. When windows has reloaded, use recovery manager to reinstall your original IDT HD Audio driver as detailed in the document on the link below. Recovery Manager - Windows 8. Regards, DP-K

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I'm a bit over these companies thinking we will continue to support their bad behavior.
Perhaps we currently have very little choice. But, I am hoping that with the release of Windows 9 (in 3 years) that these vendors will come to realize we are not putting up with them.

There are several posts stating "I cannot print (or scan)". I know I'm new here; but, hope to help all of us by seeing if there are any REALLY compatible all in one's out there. According to MS' website both my old all-in-None (as I call it) and the new one I purchased today, (because the HP rep stated it WAS compatible) are. However, despite my voting "Not compatible" it does not show up. So, I am hoping people can scan this thread, and see if their All-in-one is or is not compatible.

To keep things easy to follow, please respond very briefly with Make/Model/compatible or Not Compatible. A brief comment after is probably fine; but, otherwise, to help everyone scan through things, any long statements should probably be avoided.

Thanks; good luck.

A:Does Your All-In-One Function Properly?

HP C309G All In One:
Printer/copier: Compatible.
Scanner: NOT compatible.
Fax: Unknown to me.
HP Control Center Software: NOT compatible

HP 6700 Premium
ALL functions are: NOT compatible
NOTE: I Could not download drivers. Do not know if transferred from existing Windows 7 systems, if it will work.

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This is my son's pc . Jetway v333u board , athlon 1700 cpu , 512gb memory I don't know the hdd .Turn on and up comes cpu---------as above . changed fan --same .Changed and repasted cooler and another fan, same . changed memory. same. My thoughts are the sensor for the fan is faulty . which probably means a new board. Anything else possible ?

A:cpu fan does not function properly

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I just bought a new cpu fan. It's an Igloo 2470 light for Athlon xp 3000+ 19 dba. I was told that it would work without a problem. My mobo is Jetway v266b and AMD athlon xp 2000 processor socket a. After I put the new fan in the comp won't start... I get an error message : cpufan does not function properly. I do not understand it and have not found any solution... please help

A:Cpu fan does not function properly

i know this is going to sound really bad, but did you make sure to plug the cable on the fan onto the mother board and make sure that it was on right??

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Suddenly (after Adobe download which I'll never allow again) my function/up and down arrow combination for volume has stopped responding. How to get it back?

Huge thanks, as always.

A:function key for volume

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Well here is my boggle. The other day when I pressed ctrl+alt+del to turn off Steam(go counterstrike) a Local Area Connection screen pops up. It has no bars, nothing that allows me to "x" out of it or to minimize it. I am not able to bring up the list of programs/applications running in any way. I saw something similiar to this on your boards and I downloaded and took a scan with hijackthis. This is what came up, I hope this was the right thing to do...:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\NOTEPAD.EXEC:\Documents and Settings\Matt\Desktop\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blankR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.hotmail.com/R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.hotmail.com/O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dllO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvMixerTray] C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvMixer\NvMixerTray.exeO4 - H... Read more

A:Ctrl+alt+del Does Not Function Properly.

Hello myheadhurts and welcome to BC,Download Brute Force Uninstaller. Unzip it to a folder of it?s own (c:\BFU). Read here how to unzip/extract properly: http://metallica.geekstogo.com/xpcompressedexplanation.html Start the Brute Force Uninstaller by doubleclicking BFU.exe Next to the 'scriptfile to execute'-window you'll see a little icon on the far right. When you click that icon, a little window will open that says: 'Please enter the full URL to the sript you want to execute' In the field, copy and paste next URL: http://metallica.geekstogo.com/alcanshorty.bfu Click Ok. Then click execute in Brute Force Uninstaller. Extra note: If nothing happens after pressing the Execute button, this means that the script didn't download. In that case, download the script ( alcanshorty.bfu ) manually from above url ( rightclick on it and choose 'save as' and save it in your BFU-folder). Then start BFU.exe again and click the browse button next to the 'scriptfile to execute'-window Browse to the script you downloaded and Click Ok and Execute in Brute Force Uninstaller. Wait for the complete script execution box to popup and press OK. Press exit to terminate the BFU program. Reboot once again and post a new Hijackthislog. We'll work further from there.

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I am trying to set up a user account that can be used to run Windows Media Center. I would like to restrict access to just about everything else on the operating system (files, programs, etc). It seems like AppLocker would be perfect for this.

However, I cannot get AppLocker to succesfully restrict a program. I wanted to test out restricting just one program, so I did the following:

1. Created a new, standard user account.
2. Enabled Executable Rule Enforcement.
3. Created a new rule that denys access to the individual executable file for the individual account.

However, when I log onto the other account, I am completely free to run the executable that I selected.

Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong? I'm using Windows 7 64-bit Pro, if that matters.

A:Can't Get AppLocker to Function Properly

you will have to check with the option list on the Microsoft website but I think that applocker only operates in enterprise or ultimate SKU's of win7

You could also have a look at parental controls as this should also allow you to restrict access to programs through a white/black list system for standard user accounts.

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the mobo is Gigabyte GA-K8V800M rev.1, latest bios and drivers
running WinXP Pro SP2, latest updates and patches

the problem:
its begin after reinstalling windows due to missing sata driver, before that the problem isn't persist

5 different brands USB Flash drives are not recognized (on the neighbor machine everything is fine)

they appear in disk management console without letter
after adding letter, right lick over partition - open(or explore), error message getting up and says 'cannot find folder named "G:\""

after clicking OK on the message, the folder is showing up with all the data inside, again without letter.

Logitech USB bluetooth mouse works perfect on the all six ports.

i suspect some drivers conflict, but in device manager everything is just fine.

Any advices are very welcome


A:USB ports not function properly

The quickest fix may be to install a new USB PCI card with four or six ports... or the ones with dual USB and Firewire.
Are the drives not detected? or are they just not able to transmit data?

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I am having problems with my TV out. I have recently had my video card replaced and now have Geforce Nvidia FX5200. I can see the desktop on the TV, but I cannot watch movies, I only see the frame of the player and blackness in it, no movie.
I have tried updating the drivers. Nothing works. I am sure there is something somewhere I have to check or uncheck, but unfortunately I don't know what or where.
I would be very pleased if anyone could help me out here. TV out has no meaning if I cannot watch movies.
Much obliged,

A:TV out doesn't function properly


Originally Posted by janezgorenc

I am having problems with my TV out. I have recently had my video card replaced and now have Geforce Nvidia FX5200. I can see the desktop on the TV, but I cannot watch movies, I only see the frame of the player and blackness in it, no movie.
I have tried updating the drivers. Nothing works. I am sure there is something somewhere I have to check or uncheck, but unfortunately I don't know what or where.
I would be very pleased if anyone could help me out here. TV out has no meaning if I cannot watch movies.
Much obliged,

Update to the newest drivers.

Un-Install your other drivers from add/remove programs. Reboot. Now install the new drivers from www.nvidia.com

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I used to have every day directly to my email each task I introduced in my Calender.
Calender was links with Outlook and forwarded automatically the tasks.
Now it has stopped working. I can still go see the task on Calender but no mor
automatic forward.
How can I fix that ? thanks.

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Hello, I have a windows 8 Toshiba laptop and my volume keys seems to be out of place. When I press the F10 volume key it brings up File, Edit, View, Favorites, Tools, Help options when using Internet Explorer. I tried searching Function Keys on my Start panel and my volume button starts working only until I reset my laptop, the options goes back to the same problem. How can I fix this?

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Suddenly the function key coupled with arrow keys (volume shortcut) stopped working. This happened after some other screwy things began happening: suddenly a window would switch to desktop without me accidentally doing anything - and in gmail suddenly the compose window would disappear and a new compose window would show up. The switch in windows happens in Word primarily.


Thanks, as always.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU U4100 @ 1.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4027 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1821 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 464838 MB, Free - 377315 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire 4810T, Base Board Version, LXPJN020749350D1432000
Antivirus: Trend Micro Internet Security Pro, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: function key for volume

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I have been trying to recover my hard drive because of multiple BSODs related to error code 00000050 page etc. I am using HP's recovery disk sets (that's multiple, since I had a second set sent from HP after the first set didn't work). Computer is a Presario SR5050NX using Vista Home premium. HP replaced the HDD 3 years ago and this may be part of the problem, since I read that the disks are somehow keyed to the HDD, which is different from the one they have on file. Anyhow,after I finish the last disk, I've discovered that I must manually turn the computer off and restart (or else I get an endless graphic of files moving from folder to folder). When turned on, I get a nice bluish screen with Vista just peeking out from underneath. Screen says 'don't turn off, etc.". If I task manager this away, i get a box in the upper left hand corner that lists the computer build and "waiting for block 30%". I can get rid of this, but at the next boot, I get that pleasant bluish screen again and have to go thru the whole thing all over again.
Hope it's not too much detail above but how do I get past this??? Obviously I don't have new Vista or Windows 7 disks. I'm way out of warranty and I really don't want to sink more money into this piece of junk but this is my last gasp to save it. Any help deeply appreciated.

A:HP Recovery disks don't function properly


We may be able to solve your BSOD issues, if you are still able to boot into vista?

Follow these instructions carefully: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ml#post2545708

If not then try using killdisk before reinstalling vista (you will lose all your data, so put the hard drive in another computer and try and save as much data as you can first)

KillDisk - http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm

Make bootable KillDisk ISO CD w/ ImgBurn -
ImgBurn - http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download


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I first realized that something was wrong when my browsers kept crashing. I tried both firefox and chrome and they had the same problem, so I uninstalled them and now I can't re-install them as I usually get errors. Also, I had to rename malwarebytes to get it working, but it didn't detect anything. Spybot also gave me a warning that it's files were modified when I tried to install it. Additionally, my startup task manager does not see anything out of the ordinary. I must admit that I used combofix on my own. I know I shouldn't but it usually fixes most of my computer problems. It was weird this time because I kept on getting "Application Corrupt" messages and it ended up deleting unwise.exe and some .tmp files. Thank you for reading this. Somehow I got got Opera to install, but every know and then it crashes. Unfortunately I can't get a GMER log because I end up getting the blue screen mid-scan.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Run by Administrator at 0:21:39 on 2011-12-23
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.2047.1298 [GMT -8:00]
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A:Installations and Programs Don't Function Properly

Good evening.

I see two problems with your PC, and one is enough for me to come to a conclusion - you have no active anti-virus program installed, and so my recommendation is that you back-up any important files and then reformat and reinstall your operating system.

Without adequate security there is no real way to know what may have occurred on your system, legitimate files replaced or corrupted and system security settings lowered to make reinfection more likely in future, which leads me to think that attempting to repair the system isn't the best way forward.

Also, your Windows installation is now over three years old and that is the other issue that I have. Over time Windows naturally slows down as a result of installations/uninstallations and Windows updates and a fresh start is the only way to get the system back shiny new - I reinstall mine about every six months and I see a real difference.

If this was my PC that is what I would do and it is what I recommend that you do too.

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When I clicked Hibernate, the screen turns off then after a few seconds, the screen will now show the account log in. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate. I suspected this happened after I installed (dual boot) openSuse in the same partition where my Windows 7 is. Any solution?

A:Hibernate Button Does Function Properly

It may be the dual boot, but it might be that your network card may be set to wake the computer, which is causing the computer to come out of hibernation.

Go to Device Manager and locate your network card, right click and choose Properties. Navigate to the Power Management tab and check to see that the "Allow this device to wake the computer" checkbox is unchecked, like mine:

Then try hibernation again.

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Hey guys I just got a new WRT54GXv2 Linksys router, and all of a sudden my ares will not work. I have zone alarm, symantec anti virus, and peer guardian installed, but they didnt mess ares up before. The weird thing is when I open the program I can connect to the homepage, but when I attemp to search it will not come up with any results. Do you think that the firewall in the router is blocking it? thanks guys

A:Ares wont function properly

Please read the forum rules, we don't assist with illegal programs that permit you to steal stuff without paying for it.

Closing thread.

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Been lurking a while but finally it's necessary to post - I can't solve this one. I'm running Win98 SE with IE 5.5.

On the following Chevrolet website, you can click on any of the vehicle names and get a brochure to download.
The URL is:


When I click, instead of linking and downloading, I get a message in the taskbar "Error on page." Just before releasing the mouse button, it shows that it's trying to connect to Javascript.

So I searched and read the posts on Java, mine is fully operational per the Java test site. I've also expanded the directory wording in Win Explorer folder options file types. I upgraded to IE6 but it did the same thing so I reverted to IE5.5. I've disabled ZoneAlarm and AdSubtract popup remover but the problem remains. Been at this for some time and can't find the missing solution. Any ideas?


A:(Resolved) Can you get this site to function properly? -- I can't!

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I have recently got a new computer which has Windows Vista on it.

I installed the game 'Dawn of War: Dark Crusade' on it and it works perfectly, but I when I connect to the Internet I am not allowed to connect to any games, only create them. I think this has something to do with security or Firewall or administrator but I have already removed the firewall. Please help.

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after a dramatical crash of hdd I have to change with another .

I used restore system dowloaded in a usb key and everthing worked prperly except fn key that doesn't open menu with grey keys .

in eg. I can't turn-off wi-fi device . someone can help me?

thanks a lot for now .

P.S. I apologize for my poor english so that I'm asking if is possible respond esily or better in italian .

A:Function key doesn't work properly

May I ask you what notebook model do you have and what Windows system is currently preinstalled?

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Heya, I know that people have come across similar issues and I have looked through hundred of threads regarding each bit of software, but I now am thinking it is something for my case, stuffing everything up.

My PC is fairly new, I know it's not my hardware.

My problems I have are for instance with 3 pieces of software I have noticed so far.

1 - Skype Won't close or function properly after 2 minutes of running. I can't force it to close via task manager either.

2 - uTorrent has a similar issue, It won't even let me go into the program and it doesn't shut down by trying to force close it.

3 - Windows Media player also does the same thing, and I have an issue of sometime the requested file I try to play gives an error (requested file cannot be located on the server etc) and won't load WMP.

If it has been resolved or something similar, could someone just redirect me to a thread, it would be greatly appreciated.

Mike ^_^

A:Programs Won't function/close down properly

Perhaps try a clean start to see if anything is interfering?

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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Sorry for the double thread, I figured out this is a better place for help.
Okay so this morning, turned on my PC, everything fine, then a Windows Update started by itself (Im on Windows 7) I said alright, whatever. Then my PC rebooted and this is where everything ****ed up.
First, there was NO letters, all of the letters were replaced by boxes, but I fixed this so moving on.
Second, I keep getting missing DLL files errors that will NOT let me do anything! I can't even open apps (except for chrome and luckily MBAM), even CCLeaner won't open up, and CMD too, and Avast. No matter how many times I tried.
Tried system restoring many times, but it just says "System Restore Failed because of an error" I can't even do sfc /scannow command. Im freaking out because I had this PC for 3 years and all my family albums, files and photos are on this PC and I don't want to do a disk wipe. PLease help me!!!

A:Windows 7 won't function properly since update

FIRST reset windows to let me choose.
then can you go to Installed Window updates and uninstall any that were updated/installed Today.
was it the W10 upgrade??

Try restore after.


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I recently updated to windows 8.1on my pavilion laptop (was forced to actualy) and since am having a lot of problems. The one that's driving me nuts currently is that my volume buttons and other function buttons are intermitantly not working. any advice would be much apreciated.

A:windows 8.1 function and volume buttons

 Try running SFC.  From the Search charm type CMD, then right-click CMD.EXE and click Run as administrator.  From the command prompt type sfc /scannow.  If that doesn't fix it, download, install, and get Malwarebytes up to date, then do a scan with it.
Good luck.

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My modem (Siemens SpeedStream 4100) and router (Linksys WRT120) both function properly, but my desktop computer (HP-Pavillion Elite m9077c) won't connect to the internet. I never had a problem connecting up until a month ago, but since then, nothing. I know the modem and router function properly because all the wireless devices in our house (e.g., laptops, Wii, xbox) can still connect, and I can plug an ethernet cable into the router and the laptop and it connects. The device manager on the desktops says that the network adapter (Intel 82566DC-2 Gigabit) and the wireless adaptor (USB wireless 802.11 b/g) are functioning properly.

I tried several things to try to resolve this, such as, disabling the Windows firewall, but no luck. At this point, I think I need to work through this systematically, and that's where I need your help. Whatever information you need from me, let me know, and I'll provide it.

Below is a screen shot of my ipconfig/all.

Thanks in advance.


A:Modem/router function properly, but no internet

According to your ipconfig the wireless connection should be online and should be working.

If you want the wireless to work instead you will need to unplug the Ethernet cable because Windows can't use two connections at once and will tend to choose the wired connection if both are being used.

You may also need to go into the routers setting and make sure the wireless settings have the correct security and encryption. You should also go into the wireless profile for this connection in Windows and make sure the settings match the ones being used in your router.

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Environment: Windows Server 2008 R2

Result of net command input on normal server

C: \ Users \ Ksb-PC> net
Syntax for this command:


C: \ Users \ Ksb-PC>

Result of net command input on server that does not function properly

C: \ Users \ Ksb-PC> net

C: \ Users \ Ksb-PC>

Please check the cause of the symptom and the corrective measures.

There are no environment variables, no firewall, etc.

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This is quite a weird problem and it started when I replaced Firefox 3.6 with Firefox 4 (as in uninstall Firefox and install Firefox 4).
Everytime I am browing now Firefox 4 doesn't function properly in the taskbar. I made a screenshot of it which shows the problem much better.
As you can see Chrome and Foobar2000 are function properly and the way I want it, but Firefox 4 doesn't. It show the open browser and the icon to start another Firefox window and that's not how I want it.
Could anyone help me with this small problem?

A:Firefox 4 doesn't function properly in the taskbar

I'm not having any problems with FF. I'm using RC1 version... Click on that icon and remove it from taskbar. After that click with right click on firefox icon(that you browse) and select Pin to Taskbar.

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I have WinXP and have been trying to fix a graphics card driver problem, to no avail. I have visited Dell's website (my computer is an inspiron notebook E1705) and have not been able to find a driver that is compatible with my system. I have had the computer for over two years and just recently the driver started malfunctioning. I am not sure what I should do or whether I just need a new graphics card. If it helps, it says that I need a driver that is VGA compatible.
The symptoms are blue lines on the first two loading screens during start up and very slow scrolling speed.
Just wondering what I should do and where I could find a proper driver?


A:Graphics Card driver does not function properly

I have the same laptop what Graphics card do you have and what driver are you trying to install

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Firefox will not let me connect to certain sites - it says they are unsecure even though there is no way that suddenly 5 or more sites a day are unsecure and one is my bank which I am certain is secure.   This started happening suddenly about a month ago.   Sometimes it LETS ME add an exception - I must agree that I know I should have my head examined for questioning their judgment so if my computer blows up its not their fault.   SOMETIMES it doesn't give me the "Add an exception" option so basically its YOU'RE NOT GETTING ON THAT SITE PERIOD.
So I downloaded Chrome - that won't work because I have two email addresses one is Gmail and one is aol.   It won't let me log on to aol - it keeps telling me I have the wrong password.    At sign in it doesn't list my name followed with the @aol.com which seems to be the problem   it just has the name of my account minus the @aol -    If I type in the name with @aol it reverts to the name on w/o the aol so I cannot access my email.
I downloaded Opera but it keeps telling me I have cookies disabled but I don't and then it says I must clear my cache and all sorts of other crap.
IS THERE A BROWSER I CAN SIGN ONTO THAT WORKS?    I'm really frustrated as using my computer feels like an obstacle course to see if I can get around all the barriers the browsers throw up.

A:Recommend a browser? None function properly they all have flaws I can't fix

Seems you may have others issues if all Browsers dont function they way you would expect them to.
Or Something Blocking them , another Addon or Program ? 
Or try logins from another PC and see if any issues still arise.
Otherwise Uninstall all those Browsers and then try Reinstalling Chrome again.
Handy if you Know for sure all Usernames and Passwords Correctly - Write them down and secure safely.
I prefer and use Maxthon Browser   http://www.maxthon.com/  you can try it if others fail.

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I installed SP1 last evening with no issues what so ever, but now today when I am using my computer I am not able to double click on anything in windows explorer.

When I try and open a drive or a folder I get the message there is no default program associated with this type of file, please go to control panel bla bla bla...

The wierd thing is that I am able to right click and open or explore, but I guess I will have to try and uninstall and reinstall SP1. Anybody else having issues like this?

A:Windows SP1 - now explorer doesnt function properly

Try going to search, by start button
Type derfault
Then set the default programs
Default Programs - Set a Program's Default Associations

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