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Q: Spilled juice on laptop and worked fine until I turned it of...

Not a lot of juice spilled but apparently enough to hurt my laptop. It spilled on the top right corner of the keyboard and I immediately wiped it all up and the laptop seemed to be fine. I turned it off and when I came back to use it, it would not turn on. It also made a sizzling noise on the top right side. Help!











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A: Spilled juice on laptop and worked fine until I turned it of...

The sizzling sound was likely the sound of your motherboard shorting out (dying). The juice probably gradually seeped down inside and when you applied power again- zap. For what it is worth now-any time liquid is spilled on a laptop it should immediately be powered off, battery & power cord removed and the laptop placed upside down for at least 24 hrs to drain any tiny bit of liquid.

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I just bought this laptop.
Amazon.com: Samsung Series 9 NP900X1A-A01US 11.6-Inch Laptop (Black): Computers & Accessories

I know the specs aren't amazing, and I can't expect the performance I get from my built desktop, but I primarily bought this for something portable for school.

Anyway, took it out of the box, started it up, everything worked great. Installed two programs (chrome and Avast), restarted after installs and played with it some.

Then I shut it down to let it charged. Turned it back on and it freezes within a minute or two after startup everytime, works fine in Safe Mode.

I would try a restore, but never created a restore point as soon as I bought it, silly me.

Any ideas?

A:New Laptop, Worked fine, now Windows 7 locks up right after start up.

Contact where you bought it and make them fix it, or use the built in recovery partition to restore it to factory new state. According to the manual, you press F4 during boot to start the Recovery.

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I searched multiple forums and could not find something similar enough to what I am experiencing with this computer, so here I post my scenario and question.

My girlfriends computer (Emachines T2742) was just running fine the other day. Her dad said it was turning off by itself all of the sudden and now it won't even come on. I took it completely apart "everything out" and cleaned out every spec of dust. Hooked up a known working power supply (it has a test button on it). Only having the power supply connected to the mobo and the hard drive with all other components disconnected, the test button is pressed and the ps fan and cpu fan turn on. There is also a green light on on the mobo "which means the mobo is getting power" correct? I press the power button on the case and nothing happens. I hooked the power led, hdd led and power switch all to a bread board for testing and they all work fine when the power button is pressed, so I know it isn't the switch which is bad. I tried everything I could possibly think of and the damn thing will not turn on. Also, I tried to turn it on with ram properly seated. Can someone give me some ideas please, this is driving me nuts. I almost am starting to think the power supply went and took the mobo with it. Possible?
 

A:Computer worked fine, now it does not? Help?

yes if the power supply went it could of took parts with it causing it not too boot the mobo miight be fried........ first take out all ide/sata drives and take any daughterboards like modems and graphics out. Then reboot and see if you get a beep if you do then good news, if you dont then your mobo is fried sorry. next power off and now put the boards back (graphics first) and reboot. and then keep adding the parts back until you find the hardware with a short in it.
 

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So i purchased an XPS 8910, an i got it yesterday, The video card worked perfectly all day up until i moved it, it didnt work. However i moved it back to its orginal spot an it worked fine for the entire night, However when i tryed to boot this morning it would not use my GPU, instead it would only use my motherboard slot. I looked in device manager an my gpu is not showing up. Im not really sure what to do about this

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It seems to me that once in a blue moon, there will be a program that will work fine for a while, but then later refuse to run until I reinstall windows. The program that refuses to run this time is called Nebula (don't worry, it's freeware). I've even redownloaded a fresh copy and I get the same result. I double click the icon and nothing happens.

I would watch the processes in the task manager while I tried opening it. The process would appear for a moment, then disappear. I've opened up and watched Process Explorer (www.sysinternals.com) carefully. I've taken note on what processes are running when I'm trying to open Nebula, by holding Enter with Nebula selected. The only process that is consistently working while I'm trying to open it, is explorer.exe, and I doubt that is the culprit.

Since I can't find anything in the processes, should I look for something in the registry? What else can I do to troubleshoot when this kind of stuff happens? Maybe it broke from one of the Windows updates?

A:Program worked fine before, won't work now.

Hello eriknoc, Welcome to TSF!

Please try this workaround (you will need your Windows? XP SP2 CD.

(In the event that you do not have a Windows? XP CD with SP2, you will need to 'borrow' one from a friend or colleague, as the manufacturer's "Recovery Discs" will not work in this instance.)

Insert the Windows? XP CD in your drive. (Hold down the Shift Key to prevent it from starting.)

Go Start > Run ...in the box type in sfc /scannow ?please take note of the space between the sfc and the /.

This is the System File Checker...it will scan all the Windows? core system files to ensure that they are in their respective correct places, and if not replace them from the CD.

During the scan you may be asked to Insert the CD, if this happens just go retry and let it do its thing.

One important point: While sfc is running, it is not advisable to do any other work, or have any browsers/programs running on the computer, until the scan is complete. (This process will generally take around 45-65 minutes to complete).

Once finished, remove the CD and reboot your machine...all should be "Normal" (hopefully).

Please post back with the result, or if there are any further queries/concerns.

Kind Regards,

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Hi everyone. I hope I am posting this in the right spot.
One day my internet is working, the next day its not.

My computer shows an error that says, "the realtek pcie fe family controller adapter is experiencing driver or hardware problems."

I have an hp desktop model #p6533w.

I am not that computer savvy so please let me know of any additional info you need to make a better analysis.

Things I have tried:
> restoring my computer to an earlier time
> restoring my computer to factory settings
> resetting my modem.

A:I cannot get my internet to connect... worked fine before.

Try updating the driver in device manager...

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Hello,

I have been having trouble accessing my favorite webpage, deviantart.com. I have been on the site for about 4 years and have never had this problem.

Everytime I try to go to the site, I get "This Page cannot be displayed." Also, if I go to a search engine and type in "deviantart", I get the same message. However, I can still get to any other webpage, but nothing that has to do with "deviantart".

I am using the newest version of Internet Explorer, and I even tried the newest version of Mozilla Firefox, but no luck. I'm also using McAfee. Cox is my ISP.

I've tried clearing my cookies, files, and the like. And also I've gone through the processes of clearing any possible hijacking, but still, nothing seems to work. Other people seem to be having no problems getting on to the site though.

It's very irritating and I would be very very grateful if someone has a solution.

Thank you
 

A:Cannot access a webpage that worked fine before

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I installed Windows7 from a USB stick that I got from Microsofts online service (not sure whether it had the Service pack or not) onto a new Asrock motherboard, and an AMD APU. Got it working. Installed the drivers from the CD that came with the motherboard, did back up to a DVD, and then connected to the web, and the first thing that happens is an update from Windows.

Normally this would result in some type of warning "installing update 1... n, do not shut down your PC." Now it's just saying "shutting down" and it's been like this for approx 30-45 minutes. I tried ctrl+alt+del and ctr+shift+esc, but they resulted in nothing. How long should I wait?

A:New W7 installation; everything worked fine, until the update

Never mind. I forced a shutdown. Seems to have gone well.

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I upgraded Vista x64 Ultimate to Win 7 x64 Ultimate.

The upgrade went fine - no major issues with the upgrade process.

I am, though, having some small issues when running 7:

1. Outlook 2007 process remains open after closing Outlook.
2. Very slow closing certain programs/games.
3. Gadgets doesn't work.
4. Occasional empty folder pops up on taskbar that I can't close.
5. WEI for my SATA3 HD is 2.9 - 500GB Seagate
6. System shutdowns take forever

The system, overall, seems to be quite responsive but the problems I'm running into are somewhat frustrating

Not sure if these have been addressed in other threads yet, as I'm still searching them. I'm guessing that part of it may be due to MB driver issues, but not sure - running an EVGA 780i MB.

Thanks,

Terry

A:Win 7 Upgrade worked fine, but a few issues...

Your problems are probably all related to the fact that upgraded instead of a fresh install either that or you have disabled UAC

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I have a special font (.ttf) that comes with a third party program. In addition to the program reading the font, I also install it in Windows to use it in Word documents.
This font worked fine when installed on my Windows 7 64-bit computer.
However, on my Windows 8 64-bit computer, 16 of the characters on the font do not show. Windows has substituted other default characters in place of these. (I checked the charmap and instead of the characters, Windows puts default characters.)
Yet when I open the font in a third party program like Font Creator, all of the characters on the font appear true.
Is there a setting in Windows 8 that I need to adjust so the characters will show as they are supposed to? Or is there a way to tweak the font so Windows 8 sees all of the characters that are on it?
I went into the font settings and made sure it is set to show all fonts, not just those for my language.
Unfortunately, the person who created the original font has passed away so I cannot talk to him. But I was able to find out that the font was created by a program called FontLab (which I don't have and can't afford to buy.)
I have made sure that my laptop has a default printer selected, so that is not the issue.
Attached are two pictures. One shows the spaces on the charmap that are not showing the correct characters, and the other shows the characters that Font Creator shows as being on those spaces in the font.
Any help greatly appreciated.
 

A:Font worked fine in Win 7 is not working right in Win 8

Do the characters print Correctly? What "Word" program are you using that displays the Characters incorrectly? Did this computer Come with windows 8 or did you upgrade your Windows 7 computer?

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I have a special font (.ttf) that comes with a third party program. In addition to the program reading the font, I also install it in Windows to use it in Word documents.
This font worked fine when installed on my Windows 7 64-bit computer.
However, on my Windows 8 64-bit computer, 16 of the characters on the font do not show. Windows has substituted other default characters in place of these. (I checked the charmap and instead of the characters, Windows puts default characters.)

Yet when I open the font in a third party program like Font Creator, all of the characters on the font appear true.

Is there a setting in Windows 8 that I need to adjust so the characters will show as they are supposed to? Or is there a way to tweak the font so Windows 8 sees all of the characters that are on it?

I went into the font settings and made sure it is set to show all fonts, not just those for my language.

Unfortunately, the person who created the original font has passed away so I cannot talk to him. But I was able to find out that the font was created by a program called FontLab (which I don't have and can't afford to buy.)

I have made sure that my laptop has a default printer selected, so that is not the issue.

Attached are two pictures. One shows the spaces on the charmap that are not showing the correct characters, and the other shows the characters that Font Creator shows as being on those spaces in the font.

Any help greatly appreciated.

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Hi guys. I installed a R7 370 graphics card into my system from a friend. It was working FINE in his system he just upgraded to a newer better card.

I am running a 600W PSU with an 80 Plus Bronze rating on it. Same PSU he ran the card with as well.

Every time I try to start COD:MW3 from Steam I get nothing but a black screen....I can hear the startup game sounds if I wait long enough, but STILL no picture or anything, just blackness.

I tried reinstalling the game but no go.

Any ideas?
 

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Z40-70 bought in 2014. Bought replacement adapter in Aug. 2016. Worked fine for four months. For last 3 weeks, on start up, home screen displays pop-up:  "The power adapter is not adapted to the computer and cannot supply power," showing me a hotlink to Buy a new one.The adapter does charge the battery when the computer is turned off, but will not work while the computer is turned on.The adapter appears identical to the original. There is one variation in the model number:Original model #: ADLX65NCC3A     Repl. model #: ADLX65NDC3A

A:Power adapter for Z40-70 worked fine; now not adap...

Try uninstalling/reinstalling the Lenovo Energy/Power Management software and drivers, and see if that resolves the error. Good Luck,.

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About an hour ago the computer was working fine. After going out, coming back and turning it on, it would not display anything on the monitor.

I opened the case up and looked at what happened. Everything is plugged in correctly. I have removed most of the dust inside. The graphics card fan spins once and then stops upon powering it up.

I believe it is an AMD (Radeon HD?) R7700.

After looking online I tried replugging the PCI-E into it and nothing changed. It worked fine an hour ago, can anyone help me out?

UPDATE: Turns out it appears to be overheating as the only decent explanation. It refused to work for a good 5 hours, but after leaving for 3 hours and coming back it worked fine.

A:Graphics card not working - worked fine before

Update - still not working but when i reseated the RAM and powered it on it made beeping sounds and the fan spun - still no picture. Reseated again and nothing happened. (Back to square one)

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I was importing Pix from my Kodak Easy Share camera. After doing that, I unplugged my USB plug, but inadvertently unplugged my Ext HD USb plug(formerly Drive F). I then removed the USB for the camera and then plugged in the HD USB plug.

My computer now showed my Camera as an external device. I uninstalled it. I turned off the computer, but still I can't access the F drive. Finding the device via Ctrl Panel doesn't help either. I am out of ideas.

Can anyone help?

Thx

A:Hitachi Ext HD worked fine until importing Pix from camera

Is the drive receiving power? Another usb port? Is it appearing in Device Manager? Sure that it is not under a different drive letter now?

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I've got a Lite-On SOHW-1653S DVD burner, using Windows XP. It's worked fine from the day I bought it 12 months ago.

Over the last few weeks, it's failed every time. I try to burn some data files to a disc -- using Nero, or CD Burner XP Pro -- and it fails during the burn. When putting in a blank disc, I hear some low clicking sounds. I assume this to be the lens adjusting to a distance where it can read the discs, as I sometimes here similar sounds from my PS2.

I know it's not the discs, as I've tried using a few different brands, and discs from the same spindles work just perfectly on my neighbours' writers.

I'd appreciate any responses, even vague suggestions. I'd really like to avoid having to reformat to fix it, as it would be a massive pain, what with my 160GB of ipods and only having a 40GB HDD...

As a side-note, my DVD-ROM/CD-Writer often tells me there's no media in the drive when trying to read discs. Not sure if this is related, but it started a the same time.
 

A:All my DVD burns fail between 15 - 40%. Burner worked fine a while ago.

I would first suspect a failing laser in the drive, even at 12 months it happens.

Not repairable either.

As it "almost works" its unlikely to be a Windows software error.
 

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Hi, Acer Aspire E15 E51-511-C7PH powers off, I restart it and it powers off again.I did a reset  to factory settings, restarted from system recovery, no good.Battery charges, power supply works fine, what's wrong?Thank you,











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A:Hi, Acer Aspire E15 E51-511-C7PH worked fine for a...

As you have mentioned that there is no issue with your power supply and your battery is also charging, there is a probability that your battery backup has gone down. To check if this is the case, you are advised to generate a battery report by following the guidelines mentioned on the link below and see if that helps:http://www.howtogeek.com/217010/how-to-generate-a-battery-health-report-on-windows-8-or-windows-10/ If you are not able to find anything substantial from the report indicating that there is some issue with the battery, you can consider using another working battery (if feasible) and see if the issue occurs with another battery as well. Malware and virus infections can also cause Windows to shut down abruptly. To check and remove the infection, you can scan your system using the security software (if any) installed on your system. In addition to this, you can also follow the guidelines mentioned on the link below to detect and remove infection:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/does-computer-have-virus#1TC=windows-7http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/how-find-remove-virushttps://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/ If the issue still persists, you are advised to contact nearest Acer service center by using the link below to check if there is any hardware issue:http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/service Hope this will help you.













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I have never done this before, but I'm desperate. I have done everything I can think of, and even sat through 4 hours of windows support trying to help me. Nothing's worked.I'm trying to connect my laptop (Lenovo, newest windows 10 update) To my Samsung Smart TV with screen mirror. It has worked perfectly fine in the past. This problem arose a week ago.  It does find the connection when I connect it. It says: "Desktop (name) is trying to connect" But it never goes through. The screen stays black, and then after a minute or two breaks the connection with a message on my tv, saying: Connection with laptop (name) lost. As well as a message on my laptop saying: "Your display couldn't connect"I have checked my drivers. Updated the wireless drivers and graphics card with the newest ones. I even reset my Tv to factory reset. But nothing's changed. Yesterday I went to the shop and they told me to reset my tv, but like I said, that hasn't done anything either.Please, if any of you have any idea of what's going on, your help is highly appreciated. 

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(Writing this on a phone)
So I was using my computer just fine one day though I had noticed it running a bit slower
Than usually.
Next day when I boot it up I get a black screen where windows runs some kind of repair on the registry.
After that it goes to the windows login and I could a sees windows it was super slow and would not start any programs without freezing so I reinstalled windows 7 and after it worked fine though I had to look for some missing drivers.
Day after I boot it up again and get startup repair that states it can not fix the problem.
This is the error message:
Startuprepairoffline
6.1.7600.16385
6.1.7600.16385
Unknown
-1
Externalmedia
1
NoOsinstalled
6.1.7600.2.0.0.255.1
1053

So after trying to fix it by disconnecting external devices which only was my keyboard, mouse and screen. It still did not work so I reinstalled windows again.
It worked for the entire day again with no problem. Started it this morning and logged in it was missing audio drivers, restarted the computer and now it will not boot.

A:Can't boot windows after it worked fine for a day after reinstall.

try the steps in the following link to see if it helps ya out any:

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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I bought this computer about 2 months ago from a market, it already had vista installed and it worked fine and dandy but now it asks me for a activation key which I don't have nor do I have the disc. Is there a way I can get to my desktop??

All I want to do is burn my pictures and videos so I don't lose them and then format and reinstall XP.
 

A:Vista worked fine but now It asks me to activate.

Have you tried Safe Mode?
 

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Help!! I built yet another Athlon 1800, albatron motherboard, pci ge force card, ibm deskstar 80gb hard drive, and 265 pc2100 ram. So, I was installing win XP and it was paritioning my drive. It got to 5% and then the whole system shut down and wouldn't even turn on!! I still won't turn on....what's wrong?
 

A:HELP!! The new build that worked fine until I tried to install windows XP!!!

Check where the power cord connects to the back of the computer. Push it firmly into place, wiggle it, etc.
 

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Hello all,

Straight to the issue:

My internet has been fine, for a while now... then all of a sudden i am not getting a signal...

what i know:
- there were no cable outages in my area
- i have a 2:1 cable splitter in my room (1 for tv and 1 for the modem)
- when i plug the cable from the jack right into the modem it works
- thinking the splitter might be bad i went and purchased a new splitter.
- i have tested multiple wires from the splitter to the modem

So i am not sure what i can do to resolve this issue... why would my modem not detect a signal coming from a splitter all of a sudden?

Thoughts? Suggestions?
Thanks ahead of time everyone!
 

A:No internet signal... worked fine 2 days ago

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i recently had windows 7 ultimate installed and after i had it for a while decded that wanted to switch back to windows xp. while i was using windows 7, i had a network bridge setup so that i could connect to xbox live (had my xbox connedted to my desktop with wifi). it worked flawlessly, but now since i installed xp, i cannot bridge the connections. everytime i try to do so, the wireless adapter goes to "not connected".

A:network bridge worked fine, until i switched to XP

While Win7 likes to use a network bridge for ICS, Win XP does not. For XP you can use the guide in the link below to set up ICS.

How to configure Internet Connection Sharing in Windows XP

Internet Connection Sharing with Windows XP

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2 weeks ago I bought a new Asus RT-N15U router, everything was fine up until 2 days ago when the 2nd PC could not connect to the internet, before that it was working fine. I tried changing cables and even connecting directly from the affected PC to the cable modem and it still didnt fix it. It so weird that even when I connect directly to the cable modem the PC still cant connect to the internet. So I realized this was most likely something beyond my knowledge and Im looking for some advise. Both connections are wired, tried resetting the router and letting it auto detect my setup and that didnt solve it either. The main error I get is "Local area connection does not have a valid IP configuration" after running network diagnostics.
Ipconfig log:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\xxyy>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : xxyy-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 9C-B7-0D-26-A6-68
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

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A:New router worked fine for 2 weeks, now 2nd PC cannot connect.

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With me being a moron, I accidentally spilled apple juice on my laptop. I would explain more but im typing this with the on screen keyboard. After spilling I soaked it up with a towel. It was fine for a half hour or so when o started coming up in a continuous stream like "ooooooooooooooooo" followed by "iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii". I turned the laptop off and shook it to knock out the juice. I fetched my roommates hairdryer and blew it it on the laptop from a distance. i removed the back panel (its a dell studio 1537) and had it turned upside down to dry overnight. The next day It would boot up and the 3 volume control pads above the keyboard would flash but the num lock would work. I disconnected the keyboard and it would boot but not all keys would work. Help? PS: I had partially removed the plastic on the back of the keyboard and gently washed off apple juice residue with a damp cloth. Big no-no, im now aware of this. This all happened on Tuesday December 8th. Please help?
 

A:Apple Juice + Laptop = Bad

First off, the hair dryer is also big no no. It can melt stuff (important stuff) and is just not a good idea. Second, when my cell phone went through the washer, I took a bag of rice, removed the battery, and put the phone in the bag, making sure that rice got inside it (better rice than water). unfortunately some keys didn't work at first, but as the day went on, the more times I pressed the buttons, the more they work. If worse come to worse you might have to buy a new keyboard.
 

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Yeah, if someone wants a bit of a challenge then hear this. I have a pretty great old puzzle game with 45 levels called Fire_en (ie. the English language version). I've uploaded it to http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=09313690338420475359. (Uh, the way this site works you can't just click on the link; you have to copy and paste onto a browser tab URL I guess.) I can assure it has no malware but of course you can always scan it with your virus protector to be prudent. If recollection serves, this game ran fine when my machine was using Windows ME. But now I can almost get it to work but not quite. I've tried it under Vista, W7 and W10 but so far no luck. However I did get it to work okay just one time, I think it was on the Vista PC. When I launched it one time a message came up balking about maybe some incompatibility with the process "MFC Resolution" and the message gave me the option to close MFC Resolution, and when I did so opt, the game launched and ran okay! But on subsequent launches I never again got that same error message and was never again presented with the opportunity to close the offending process, and the game doesn't launch right and it leaves its main subordinate routine, jeu.exe, in some hung-up state which I have to force kill with Task Manager. I'm pretty sure that Fire is a real straightforward app perhaps written in C++ perhaps utilizing Visual C++ runtime. You, the expert can readily make substantive determinations.... Read more

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I have never done this before, but I'm desperate. I have done everything I can think of, and even sat through 4 hours of windows support trying to help me. Nothing's worked.I'm trying to connect my laptop (Lenovo Z50-70 with the newest windows 10 update) To my Samsung Smart TV with screen mirror. It has worked perfectly fine in the past. This problem arose a week ago.  It does find the connection when I connect it. It says: "Desktop (name) is trying to connect" But it never goes through. The screen stays black, and then after a minute or two breaks the connection with a message on my tv, saying: Connection with laptop (name) lost. As well as a message on my laptop saying: "Your display couldn't connect"I have checked my drivers. Updated the wireless drivers and graphics card with the newest ones. I even reset my Tv to factory reset. But nothing's changed. Yesterday I went to the shop and they told me to reset my tv, but like I said, that hasn't done anything either.Please, if any of you have any idea of what's going on, your help is highly appreciated. 

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Hi there, my first post here and hoping some knowledgable people will be able to help me with my problem.

EDIT: May well be fixed, manually booted onto my second hard drive and it booted fine. Must've accidentally installed OS onto that one instead. I'll change the BIOS order and it should all be good.

Back-story
So I obtained the official Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit iso from the microsoft website, burned it onto a USB flash drive and performed the clean install onto my laptop. Whilst doing this I deleted the partition which had all the dell drivers and utilities etc on, no biggy I thought since I have that installation disc anyway.

Anyway the clean install worked fine, booted to the desktop at which point I noticed I didn't have the tools needed to connect to Wi-Fi so I used the dell drivers/utilities installation disc to install the necessary things. At this point I restarted the laptop.

The Problem
Now after the restart, the initial screen appears with the usual "F2 for setup, F12 for boot options" prompt. After this it turns to a black screen with _ flashing in the upper left of it (before the clean install it would do this for a few seconds before going onto the windows logo and booting up as usual). However now it is just stuck on this screen indefinitely.

Any help/ideas? At the moment I'm just re-downloading the iso to try do the clean install again, as I stupidly deleted it once the clean install was done!

Thanks in advance!

A:Windows 7 Clean Install - Worked fine until restart

Hello Madnesslink5 and welcome to Seven Forums.

It looks like you can now boot ok. Is that what your EDIT means ???

Post a screen print of Disk Management so experts here can see what you have and may be able to help clean things up.
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

It sounds like you installed Windows with multiple HDs connected ...
It's best to only have the HD connected where you are installing Windows while installing.
Then none of the installation/boot files can be put on some other HD.

Here are some tutorials by gregrocker you should review:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 (applies to Retail also)
Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

I suggest keeping the install media.
You may need it some day for a Startup Repair, Reinstall, etc.
I burn a bootable DVD, create bootable flash stick, and keep the ISO file on HD.
Maybe overkill, but if any one media fails, I have other options if needed ...

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Hi, I use my HD TV as a monitor. I do this by connecting an HDMI cable to my television. I've done this without a problem for almost 6 months. Yesterday, My Mom had to bring my laptop to school and she left the hdmi cable plugged into my laptop. I didn't think it would be a problem but when I got home the HDMI cable no longer registers as connected to my laptop. My television knows the cable is plugged in but not to what so I get no picture. My laptop makes no indication whatsoever that I'm plugging or unplugging my cable.

Anything I can do about this? I'm not sure if there's a way I can like reinstall the actual port or anything. Never had a problem like this before.

Things I've Tried vvv
Not too much, I restarted, and experimented with other HDMI cables and other ports on my tv. Only have one HDMI port on my laptop.

Thanks :D

A:HDMI Cable Not Being Recognized, Previously Worked Fine

Maybe do a system restore to an earlier date when the
hdmi cable was working. Maybe some drivers or software got installed after
which is now causing this problem.


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Originally Posted by flippygonetripp


Hi, I use my HD TV as a monitor. I do this by connecting an HDMI cable to my television. I've done this without a problem for almost 6 months. Yesterday, My Mom had to bring my laptop to school and she left the hdmi cable plugged into my laptop. I didn't think it would be a problem but when I got home the HDMI cable no longer registers as connected to my laptop. My television knows the cable is plugged in but not to what so I get no picture. My laptop makes no indication whatsoever that I'm plugging or unplugging my cable.

Anything I can do about this? I'm not sure if there's a way I can like reinstall the actual port or anything. Never had a problem like this before.

Things I've Tried vvv
Not too much, I restarted, and experimented with other HDMI cables and other ports on my tv. Only have one HDMI port on my laptop.

Thanks :D

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About amonth ago I was installing updates and suddenly my pc rebooted, and I was shown the GRUB boot loader, which I don't recall ever using, i tried logging into windows using the bootloader but it didn't work, so i resulted to the fixmbr and that did the trick, a few days ago, I needed to check on my properties of my PC and noticed that my windows was no longer activated. I have run sfc and that gave me the windows protection message, I also ran chkdsk. I also looked at buying a new key since I'm running ultimate and considering downgrading to pro, if I can't get this fixed, which I rather not spend the cash if I need to, can anyone help me out. In the last year I replace the hard drives, cloned the system, switched to AHCI while still activated, and activated the on board firewire, the last install before I checked the activation was was protools which installed a fair bit of hardware drivers.

A:Pc rebooted during updates worked fine for awhiland now is not genuine

Are you sure your version was genuine?

Run this to double check http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

Copy and paste all the contents here.

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Suddenly, a configuration that was working stopped functioning. I cannot print to my wireless printer. I only have one Windows 7 laptop (this is a home setup) and it has been working fine for years. A few things happened at the same time, one of which must have messed me up. I had a bad virus. My then virus checker did not catch it, so working with Norton, we removed the problems and I now subscribe to their Internet Security service. I have spent days and days on this with the following results:

With the original printer, the job would make it to the queue but just never print
I recycled the router and modem, hopeing it was a network issue; no change
Thinking it was the printer, since it was old, I got a new printer but it cannot be added
I cannot add a new printer either from my home or from someone else's home, so it's not my network
The printer has a valid IP address and seems to see the network
I have no Internet problems on the PC
I can slave up and print fine via USB
If I disable Norton Firewall and Internet Security I still cannot print remotely, so it's not Norton
I added a new port as described in another article on this forum, and I still cannot print
The jobs get into the queues, since I can go through the Control Panel and see them all lined up, but they have no status

It seems as though something went bad on my PC. Any ideas on how I might be able to diagnose and fix this so I don't need to completely wipe the laptop out and reset to factory defaul... Read more

A:Suddenly cannot print to wireless printer - worked fine until now

  
Quote: Originally Posted by lbucc


Suddenly, a configuration that was working stopped functioning. I cannot print to my wireless printer. I only have one Windows 7 laptop (this is a home setup) and it has been working fine for years. A few things happened at the same time, one of which must have messed me up. I had a bad virus. My then virus checker did not catch it, so working with Norton, we removed the problems and I now subscribe to their Internet Security service. I have spent days and days on this with the following results:

With the original printer, the job would make it to the queue but just never print
I recycled the router and modem, hopeing it was a network issue; no change
Thinking it was the printer, since it was old, I got a new printer but it cannot be added
I cannot add a new printer either from my home or from someone else's home, so it's not my network
The printer has a valid IP address and seems to see the network
I have no Internet problems on the PC
I can slave up and print fine via USB
If I disable Norton Firewall and Internet Security I still cannot print remotely, so it's not Norton
I added a new port as described in another article on this forum, and I still cannot print
The jobs get into the queues, since I can go through the Control Panel and see them all lined up, but they have no status

It seems as though something went bad on my PC. Any ideas on how I might be able to diagnose and fi... Read more

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I have experienced this problem for quite a while now with a lot of games;

I used to be able to play the following games just fine:
Gunz: the duel
Silkroad
ROSEonline

and some other freetoplay games. they worked great and I enjoyed playing them.
Anyway, now, some years later, when I try to play any of those games I get the following Bluescreen stop error:
***STOP: ERROR 0x0000008E (0xc0000005, 0xB9DFCAE5, 0xB9C42B4C, 0x00000000)

this is what I tried to do so far:
cleaning my pc (wiping all the dust from fans and RAM that is)
uninstalling my videocard driver and installing again
scanning my pc with lots of software

Reinstalling windows fixed the problem for one of those games (gunz) but with the other ones i am still experiencing the same problem over and over, whatever i try...

I have uploaded the most recent minidumps. I hope you can help me.

oh right, my pc specifications:
2GHz pentium 4
512MB RAM
GeForce Ti4200 (128MB I believe)

If you need to know anything else for you to help me please let me know
 

A:Blue Screen message with games that worked just fine.

All the dumps crash at khips.sys, which belongs to Kerio Personal Firewall. I found the following thread that says there's a conflict with any game that uses GameGuard. The error is the same as yours, but I can't get the process from your dumps.

The last post is dated February 22, so there may not be an update available. You can always try a different firewall.

http://www.castlecops.com/p899588-khips_sys_related_BSOD.html

BugCheck 1000008E, {c0000005, ba405bd3, ba3f8b04, 0}
Probably caused by : khips.sys ( khips+1c79 )

MODULE_NAME: khips
IMAGE_NAME: khips.sys
DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 44ad33f8
SYMBOL_NAME: khips+1c79
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x8E_khips+1c79
BUCKET_ID: 0x8E_khips+1c79
 

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My new cx6600 Epson Multi-function printer has been working off my Win2K pro OS for a couple of months with no problems, then today the printer decided it wasn't going to print. Am able to run the test print on it and it copies o.k., but any prints sent to it are held in the spool queue. I tried cancelling all the prints, rebooting both the computer and printer, and reseating all connections. From these symptoms I have deduced that there probably is a software problem... Following EPSON advice , I decided to uninstall and re-install the software. Following the usual add/remove process the os refuses to remove the software due to a missing or corrupted (???) info file. According to the
experience of other individuals, I have to manually remove all references to
the printer manually, from both the registry and the files on the HDD and
then re-install.

Wonder if someone has an answer to the following two questions -
Question 1
What specific things do I need to change in the registry? I have worked with it before, but this looks like a big job. Would rather go in with a laser tool
rather than with a sledge hammer, so I don't screw it up.
Question 2
Is there something in WIN2K that also needs to be addressed when something like this happens ?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks - Dave - Mostly Perplexed
 

A:Epson cx6600 worked fine, then stopped - want to uninstall

You overlooked something.... resolution

The problem is solved.... Two problems..... I had forgotten to sign on as an administrator, so it would give me an error every time. I signed on as administrator in my system win2k and I then began to remove all the epson applications. The printer software, however, is listed together in the add/remove program section and I had several epson entries. I was inadvertently trying to remove an epson c860 which has been dead for awhile. It gave me a window to reply , but it was hidden under other windows. When I discovered it, I realized that when I asked to remove the epson printer it was pointing to c860 instead of the cx6600. When I didn't reply to the small window to confirm c860 removal, it seemed to go off into lala land, so I would just cancel the whole thing. AFter I pointed to the right printer (cx6600 series), it removed it, but gave no indication that it did. I checked the register and all references to it were removed, so I proceeded to install the printer again. This time it worked, and everything is o.k.
 

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All,

When I try to print from Word 2007, I get the following error on my HP 7200 series printer: *)) b81b8af2 ((*

The printer lights come on and it appears to be spooling. Then that error shows up on the printer panel. When I go to cancel the print job, says it's deleting but nothing happens. Have to unplug and replug in printer. This just started happening. Worked fine before.

I also tried printing the document to my PDF writer. Nothing comes out - no response at all.

NOTE: Excel and other applications are working fine.

NOTE 2: The only change I made recently was to delete an Add-On in Firefox. Microsoft.NET Framework Assistant 1.1. I re-enabled it and rebooted thinking that might have been the cause. No luck.

One other strange thing occurred. When I opened up several different documents (both old and new thinking maybe it was just the one I was working on), I got a notification that said Macros Disabled and sent me to the Trust Center.
a. Under Macro Settings the "disable all macros without notification" is checked.
b. Under Add-ins "Disable notification for unsigned add-ins (code will remain disabled) is checked.
I have no idea if these are correct or not. Not getting this notification any more (I just opened a file to gather the above info for this posting).

Please help.

Thanks

Meltie

A:Word 2007 ONLY causing print error - worked fine before

Run Windows Update, and fill in your pc specs below with the suite in my signature. Then update your printer drivers and reboot.

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Truefully, playing with it as it had been replaced. Everything seemed to be fine. Restored to factory defaults more than once and was feeling comfortable that unit was stable. Next prepared to transfer personal files and windows would not load. Tried system repair disk, a complete failure, then in BIOS restore defaults, again no luck, eventually was able to access system restore at bootup-ESC. Restore process slow, ran system diagnostics Hard Drive Test and receivedFailure ID: RGAM53-5MN8HN-MFH15G-60UU03.

A:unit worked fine until after system recovery to factory stat...

The hard drive has failed/is failing and will need to be replaced. If you are still in warranty HP will send a replacement. If not a retail laptop SATA hard drive can be used. Just be sure to get one of at least equal capacity as the original in order to use Recovery Discs to install Windows. It can be larger, but not smaller capacity.For instance if you have a 500GB hdd you could use a 750GB hdd but not a 320GB hdd. 

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Hi all,

Untill literally two hours ago, the USB ports on my computer (Windows XP Home SP3, PC desktop) worked fairly fine.

I had one USB flash drive that failed to work with them, but it's an old flash drive and i assumed the drive itself was the problem.

This morning i plugged in an external hard drive to the USB port i normally use (to copy over some large files), and it seemed to work. I left the files to copy over, then came back later, and found that they had stopped halfway through copying, and Windows said "Cannot find the specified file".

I unplugged it and restarted the computer, and then plugged the external drive back in, and it worked for a bit, and then stopped being detected by Windows.

Now it won't work at all with that external drive.

Why? I have used the exact same external drive (on the same system) in the past to copy across more than a terabyte's worth of data with *no problems*.

I have no internet connection on that computer, and am 99.99999999% positive that it cannot be a virus/malware issue, as everything i've put on it has been clean.

A:Windows XP not recognising external USB-connected HD that's worked fine in the past

Well the first question is, is the USB port (or ports) on the computer bad, or is the external device bad ?Try the HD on another computer, and plug other devices into the computer's ports.

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Hi there folken,
This is probably the worst time in the world to be reporting this, yeah ... right when I get back to school. But anyway, I was sitting at my desktop computer at home, talking to a friend on Skype, and this didn't hit me till the day I was going back to school since everything worked fine. I had clicked on some odd file, thinking that since nothing was found in it, that it was good, and that Eset's realtime module would see it if otherwise necessary. I had closed the file that had appeared fishy to me, but my friend told me that some auto processes caught by Win Patrol were recognizable to him. I still killed the file not realizing what had actually happened. The day afterward, I decided to run a quick scan with MBAM, and see what was really going on, for by then, firefox and IE were configured to use a proxy server, and when my attempts at fixing the issue in firefox yielded no results, I realized that something was definitely wrong. MBAM came up with one instance of trojan.downloader followed by two instances of rootkit.tdss, and all three were removed successfully. I begin to wonder if I caught the darn thing just in the nick of time. I've gotten no strangeness from any of the sites I belong to, everything on that seems to be fine. What do you folks think? You think that when I get back, one more run with MBAM on a full scan, then double checking with TDSS killer will do it? I suppose it doesn't make as much of a difference, becau... Read more

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I deployed Vista Business over the weekend to test the migration strategy for our standard desktop (XP, Kaspersky, Office, AutoCAD, FileMaker) to Windows 7. I deployed Vista on an ASUS P4VM800 mother board with 1 200GB WD IDE drive, 1 500 GB WD SATA drive, 1GB RAM, Intel P4 2.0 Ghz CPU, 10/100, Netgear Wifi card, USB Mouse and Keyboard. It worked fine. VERY SLOW but fine. I performed all updates and activated automatic updates. I installed Kaspersky and when it rebooted - it crashed. It has never recovered.

I tried Last known Good and it hung. The hard drive would flash sometimes as if it is trying to do something and it would run the drive as if the drive was damaged. It would spin up, slow down and spin up again. There is a clicking sound each time it slows down. The keyboard locks up and it loads the WIFI driver as my USB dongle flashes as if it is on the network. Mouse works also. This continued for 5 minutes before I cold booted the machine.

I tried rebooting in Safe Mode and CRCDISK is the last thing it loads then it repeats the same symptoms stated above. I inserted the Vista DVD and it comes up with a blank screen with the Vista Background. The mouse and keyboard work but there is nothing presented on the screen before it starts acting up again.

What is this? Why is it happening? I would think Vista updates would be stabilized by now to prevent this. If this was not a LAB and happening in my workplace - there would be hell to pay. Please tell me Microsoft h... Read more

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I am recently starting to experience a serious problem with IE8 (as well as a few applications like MS Word, where it takes a long time to bring up a new document) I am running XP on a 7 year old Dell Dimension 4600i (purchased new in 2004). The problem I am noticing the most is after starting IE8. A web page will take a very long time loading and all the while will scrolling down to the bottom while I attempt to pull the scroll bar up to the top of the page. I am also experiencing Media PLayer having difficulty too. Some videos will sometime stop and then start running again and that process repeats until the end of the video. I re-set IE8 two days ago and nothing improved the situation. I installed Advanced System Optimizer v.3 a week ago to tweek the PC. Nothing significantly improved the problem with slow speed and hanging up. I uninstalled the Kodak software and still no improvement. My best guess is the system has been probably infexted with malware and/or viruses. I had XP re-installed a year ago by a professional computer technicain after the blue scree of death occured. Everything was working fine until about three weeks ago. Any help would be greatly appreciated if someon can help me because I'm ready to be fit for a staight jacket. This type of problem has never happened to me before.
Thank you in advance.
Fit2BTied
 

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So my computer was super laggy because its pretty old and I decided to factory Reset the computer and it worked fine and I decided to shut down the computer I manually held the shut down button and then turned it on it worked fine then on the start up screen it said if i wanted something about HP quickweb and it downloaded and then windows started normally and I decided to shut down the computer again I held the power button down and then tried to turn it on and always on start up the HP quick web pops up and after that it goes into a black screen and it doesnt go away there is no blinking lights my caps lock light is off everything has light but the caps lock i tried removing the battery and holding the power button for a minute and pluging the charger and turning it on it looks like its gonna start up because the quick web pops up and then black screen with like a dash on the very top left side is there anything I can do? is it the quick web that messed it up how can I fix this?

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Hi Folx

Am new & exhausted and prob not making much sense. Last night I followed instructions to reset I/E to defaul settings. This worked a treat and I was home & dry!!! Victory dancing all around!!

Today I get brave and go to my Facebook page (after having my googlemail account stoPped after suspicious activity - another story) to alert folx of contact changes (can't get to email contacts) The system STOPPED in its tracks (is this crashing?) Internet connection went, I/E stopped completely!!! Could do nothing!!! Also, last night I carried out 32 updates from ms..........May this have something to do with it?

Sorry for waffle - am shattered

Please help if you can

Thanks

A:Reset I/E to default settings - worked fine then crashed after facebook

It's hard to say what the problem may be based on your description, but have you run virus scans or ruled out malware? If you need help with virus scanning and removal, you'll have to create a new post in the Virus forum after following these steps

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I've tried several combos of Logitech mice and keyboard combos. I settled on using my Logitech G15 keyboard and my Logitech G5 mouse. They each have their own separate programs. I also had a bluetooth combo, all Logitech. Everything was working great with my system then I think having all the mouse and keyboard programs caused everything to freeze up or work very slowly.

I also went into MSCONFIG to try to keep one of the Setpoint programs from starting. It was set to "Selective Start". It said the goal was to eliminate programs with issues and get back to Normal Startup, so I unchecked the Setpoint program and selected normal startup. That's when things REALLY bogged down.

I uninstalled EVERYTHING Logitech related, but I'm still getting BSODS and "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown messages upon a very long startup. I did a system restore to a few days ago, but that didn't seem to help.

I will upload the zip file, snip of reliability record, and the texts of the startup messages I'm getting. Thanks.

2-27 - 9pm after uninstalling all logitech and doing a system restore

Windows has recovered from an unexpectd shutdown

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 9f
BCP1: 0000000000000004
BCP2: 0000000000000258
BCP3: FFFFFA800C75A040
BCP4: FFFFF80000B9C3D0
OS Version: 6_1_7601
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A:Notebook worked fine until change in MSCONFIG and/or Windows issues

The display driver seems to be the problem here.

Code:
fffff800`00b9c8c8 fffff880`0f6d0a9eUnable to load image nvlddmkm.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
nvlddmkm+0x2b0a9e
And it is old.

Code:
fffff880`0f411000 fffff880`101d8000 nvlddmkm T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
Image path: nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Timestamp: Sat Feb 25 21:16:07 2012 (4F49023F)
CheckSum: 00DB4EA8
ImageSize: 00DC7000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Apply the latest version of nVidia display driver.
You may download it directly, from our forum link Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7; or you may opt for the Option 2 of Drivers- Download NVIDIA Drivers for ?Automatically find drivers for my NVIDIA products? (it requires java installed).



And, Disable USB Selective Suspense too.
USB Selective Suspend - Turn On or Off

Let us know the results.

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Hey everyone,

I've searched the forums and found some similar posts to this one, but they either went unanswered or the original poster didn't provide feedback when asked by someone trying to help, so I've started my own.

I don't know what happened, but all of a sudden my Outlook 2003 won't send emails; they just get stuck in the Outbox folder. If I hit Send/Receive the window opens and closes so fast that I can't even read it, but there aren't any errors. The message at the bottom of Outlook just says "Send/Receive complete".

The only thing that I can think of is that I just installed a new Gmail account to Outlook. Before the Gmail account I just had a school IMAP account set up as the only account in Outlook. Then I added Gmail, which is a POP account. I've already uninstalled the IMAP account because I thought that having them both installed may have been an issue, but the problem still persists.

I have Windows XP Pro SP2. If there's any more information that I can provide or anything else you need to know just ask; if anyone can help I'd appreciate it
 

A:Solved: Outlook 2K3 worked fine, now sent emails stuck in Outbox

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Hello I recently acquired a Dell Inspiron M5040. It came stock with

AMD E-450 APU with Raedon(tm) HD graphics 1.65GHz
4gb of DDR3 RAM

I upgraded the hard drive inside, and switched to an Intel 540 series 120gb SSD. I used a 40 dollar cable and CD to transfer the OS and drivers and such to the new SSD from the old HD.
Then I noticed I started getting BSODs, not being able to log off, shutdown, or restart. I had 4-5 crashes and minidumps, but then last night after another crash, only that crash remained in my minidump folder...weird. I tried using SF diagnostic tool, and it crashed every time after event logs success. Here is the folder I get when running SF diagnostic, grab all.

Using BlueScreenView, I attributed the bug check string to be DRIVER POWER STATE FAILURE, with code 0x0000009f. The filename that is showing red is ntoskrnl.exe. In the previous errors I had the past couple days, there was also a atkimdag error file? Please PLEASE HELP! I spent a lot of money on this computer and it is such a pain to be constantly trying to fix this issue!!! Thank you!

A:New Comp, worked fine till Upgrades, now BSODs constantly. 0x0000009f

Hello legendor.

Uninstall McAfee Using McAfee Removal Tool.
Use Microsoft Security Essentials as your antivirus with windows inbuilt firewall, and free MBAM as the on demand scanner.

Download and install those, and then run full system scans with both of them, one by one.

update the network driver. Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter - Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card
First, download the network card driver from manufactuer's/Dell's website.
Then reinstall the driver:
Click the Start Button, type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotation marks) in the Start Menu Search box and press Enter.
Double click to expand "Network adaptors".
Right click your network card and click Uninstall.
Check "Delete driver software for this device" check box, click OK.
Restart the computer
If windows does not auto configure the appropriate drivers at startup, install the downloaded one manually.
Let us know the results.

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Hey guys,

I have two SATA hard drives installed in my PC running Windows XP. The secondary SATA hard drive has been working fine for months. It was installed properly and everything. However, yesterday my PC would not boot into Windows, even in safe mode. I did lots of trouble shooting and found the only way I could get the machine to boot into Windows was if I disconnected the secondary hard drive. The secondary hard drive does not have an OS installed, it is strictly usage as secondary storage for larger files, games, etc.

My guess is that something got corrupted on second hard drive or it is infected with a virus, which is somehow preventing the system from booting with it connected. But I am no expert.

What can I do to try to fix my secondary hard drive? Is there some way I can check for file system errors or bad sectors on it when I am unable to boot into Windows XP?

A:Cannot boot into Windows XP with secondary hard drive connected - Worked fine before

Check your BIOS boot order. Also check to make sure your C drive is properly connected to the correct SATA connector on your motherboard.

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