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Thumb assigned to USB 1.1

Q: Thumb assigned to USB 1.1

Somehow only one of my thumb drives has been assigned to a port/hub which is usb 1.1. I would like to get it unassigned from port 1/hub 6 and let it find an USB 2.0 port/hub.

There are no warnings in device manager and the thumb drive always works, just slower than before.

I have re-formatted the drive, uninstalled the drive but each time Win7 finds it, it reassigns it to port1/hub 6. I have even uninstalled the hub.

I do have a drive letter assigned to thumb drive. Nothing else uses that drive letter.

I repeat that other thumbs behave properly. (IE use usb 2 ).

Any suggestions

Preferred Solution: Thumb assigned to USB 1.1

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A: Thumb assigned to USB 1.1

Turns out the thumb drive is starting to become defective and is being RMA'd.

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I am unable to connect to the internet wirelessly.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Owner-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-00-B6-C2-F0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::e575:afe5:3acb:2b8%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, August 03, 2013 5:54:11 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, August 04, 2013 5:54:11 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 268443904
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-1E-20-19-00-23-8B-7D-05-5C
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8102/8103 Family PCI-E FE NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . .... Read more

A:bad DNS assigned

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When I connect on only one of my computers, ( a laptop )

The wired recieves an IP thru DHCP
The wireless wont (not at the same time obv)

DHCP is assigned via my domain controller, and reports no errors.

If the wireless ever does receive an ip, it lasts once until the connection drops, then upon reconnect it wont get an ip.


If I go onto the status of the wireless network connection - it says :
address type : Alternate...
IP :
default gateway :

But ipconfig /all

says that no default gateway is assigned.

A:IP is not assigned

Set the address staticly.

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I have 2 HDs, both 120GBs.

I have one that's a main that I formatted into two partitions (we'll call it C and D). The other (we'll call it E), I had unplugged while the formatting was going on. I also have 2 DVD-ROMs (we'll call them F and G).

I'm not sure what's going on, but after the formatting went fine and it pulled up both C and D, I powered the PC off, plugged E back in and now Windows won't assign it a letter! It shows up in Computer Management just fine, but when I try to assign it a letter, the only option it gives me is Delete Partition. I thought the letter was being used, so I assigned D, F, and G different letters to see if it would show up. Still didn't show up. I uninstalled E's drivers, rebooted, but it still won't show up with a letter.

What is going on!??!

A:HELP! HD not being assigned a LETTER!

Here are 3 pics on what's going on:

http://tinypic.com/jv0kjr.jpg - No letter assigned
http://tinypic.com/jv0kqu.jpg - Only option is Delete Partition
http://tinypic.com/jv0ksp.jpg - Asking me if I want to convert to Dynamic Disk

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I removed a CD drive that wasn't working - faulty hardware. I installed a new CD drive in it's place. I now have two CD drives installed, but have 3 assigned CD drives. D: is assigned but does not exist. E: is my new CD drive and F: is an older CD drive. I have deleted the old D: software and removed it from the System - Device Manager. The other drives do not move up to D: and E:. I have the master/slave jumpers correct. What am I missing?


A:Need D: assigned to CD drive

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I went on my computer ( Windows XP ) and I couldn't connect to the internet and there was a warning sign on the internet connection saying that " The network hadn't assigned an ip address" I have tried IPCONFIG and turning everthing off and nothing works, what do I do?

A:Ip address not assigned?

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Hi I am running Windows 7 32 bit Professional. When I plug a USB in the message that the device has installed appears. When I go to Printers and Devices the USB appears. When I go to Device Manager the Device appears as a uninstalled device and in Disk Management it has not been assigned a drive letter. Any thoughts?

A:USB's Drive Not assigned

Assuming the USB you refer to is a flash drive, have you formatted it? In Disk Management Right click it and choose Assign drive leter, any one will do.

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Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2
Router Not Assigned WAN IP

Have looked for an answer to this to no avail so hope this isn't a duplicate post.

I am trying to use my MacBook to access the internet wirelessly using a Linksys WRT54GL router (running the latest standard firmware).

I am using a Virgin Media (UK ISP) Ambit Cable Modem.

I can connect to the router wirelessly, and have configured it (I believe) correctly - the MAC address of my laptop has been cloned, network name changed and WPA key set up, and router IP changed to

I can connect to the internet when I connect the MacBook directly to the cable modem.

However, when I connect the modem to the router, and then power up the modem, router, and then laptop, whilst I can connect to the wireless network, I cannot access the net.

Checking the router status this seems to be because no IP address is being assigned to the router by the modem.

Any ideas how to fix this?

All help much appreciated.

A:No WAN IP Assigned To Router

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So i got the error saying that my computer was using the same IP address as another device in the house... Well i went into command prompt and did ipconfig /release ipconfig /renew and restarted my computer and that didn't work. Now when i use Ethernet my internet doesn't work but i connect to my WiFi and the internet cuts out every so often. Excuse my language but What the hell is going on? I'm honestly not sure what I'm doing here anymore... Help me please i'm really confused and have almost no time to fix this...

A:Ip already assigned to different device.

Welcome to Seven Forums,

By any chance do you have any devices that you have assigned Static IP(s)? This need to be excluded or outside of your DHCP range in your router configuration to avoid conflicting IPs in your network. Modern routers will show the IP/Mac Addresses of each device in your network.

For your wireless issue can you please install and run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector?
To run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector, double click the Xirrus icon on your Desktop, you may use the Windows 7 snipping tool to crop or Paint by tapping the Print screen key on your keyboard, open up Paint (Click on Start>All Programs>Accessories>Paint) then choose Edit from the Menu and select Paste, then save it and please attach the file on your next post.

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Heya, I'm currently studying for a network course and the course often refers to 'company xyz is assigned class c IP address of They then state that the company then have 254 address to play with (

SO THEN! The question:

My ISP (for home connection) have issued me with some address like This is obviously a class A address (if it was a public IP). So i guess my questions are these:

1) Why have i got an address like this? And also, this means that i havent got any extra IP address to play with (unlike the example above) where the company gets 254 address to play with.

The thing im struggling to understand is, why do business get assigned IP address in which they can use the entire 4th octect for themselves ( and then public people get some random address like the one stated above. Thanks very much in advance!

A:ISP assigned IP address

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I'm unable to connect to internet from my Macbook Pro(Mac OS 10.5.6) because of Self-assigned IP. I don't have a wireless router, so I connect directly through the ethernet cable from the modem.

My configuration selction is 'Using DHCP' Is there any way to rectify this?


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Running Vista w/ SP2. Out of nowhere I received a self-assigned IP Address on my wired internet connection. I never had a problem previously. I use Qwest DSL as my service provider.
The Qwest DSL modem is connected to a Belkin N wireless router. The other two computers connected via the Belkin have no issues getting online.
I took the cable out of my computer and put it into another computer and I no problem getting a valid IP Address. Ok, the cable is good and the connection also. I had Norton Internet Security but I took that off because I was going to use another program. Still the same problem.

I installed a Belkin USB Wireless adapter. Same problem. I get a self-assigned IP Address.
I reset the winsock connections, I have shut off the DSL Modem and Belkin wireless router and restarted in an orderly fashion.

Both connections state that the IPv4 connection is local.

What might be causing two different internet connections to be getting a self-assigned IP address?

Thank you for looking.

A:Self-assigned IP Address

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have a 20 gig maxtor as master and am putting a 40 gig maxtor as slave. both are seen in device manager and bios. not seen in my computer. using xp pro 1200 duron.
low level format was done on the 40 gig.
any ideas

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The internet on my laptop didn't work last night and it still doesn't work now. Right now I'm using my computer and the internet on it works fine. It works on my dad's computer too (they're connected through a linksys router)

It used to work before on my laptop and this is the first time it didn't. When I restart the laptop, a message shows up at the bottom of my screen with a yellow triangle on it. The message in the bubble says something about how I have limited or no connectivity and when I click on it, it says something about how there is no assigned network address.

I tried clicking repair underneath, but it didn't work at all.

I was browsing through this forum and came upon a thread where someone had a similar problem and I tried doing cmd, ipconfig/all and there is no default gateway. It's just empty.

Can anyone please help me with this?

EDIT: Okay, the problem got solved. XD My brother said he fixed it when I was gone. x_x; Thanks for helping, though. :3

A:No assigned network address?

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I installed Win XP and have found that it has assigned "R" to the System Partition and not "C". It does not cause a problem as yet, but I suspect I will run into problems if I modify the partitions with software like Partition Magic. I can forsee that it may cause XP not to boot. I attempted to follow Microsoft's suggestions and change the drive letter assignments per Knowledge Base article 326683, but I get an error stating that "windows cannot change the drive letter of the System/Boot partition". The Knowledge Base article mentions nothing about this error. This may also cause a problem when I set up a third party boot manager so that I can boot the Linux partition. Any suggestions on how to correct this?

A:System partion not assigned C

You can change all drive letter assignments except the one that the operating system is on . . when you installed, did you disconnect internal and external drives? . . flash card readers count for this.

The only cure that is not without significant risk, is to reistall with all drives disconnected other than the one you want the operating system on.


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I'm on W10 pro and some program hijacked the print screen button which I had assigned to a screen capturing program(snagit) to. I'm unable to figure out which program took over the shortcut. How do I get it assigned back to Snagit?

Thanks in advance for any help you are able to provide.

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Running a kiosk Win8.1 no AD (assigned access, IE metro UI) that is only supposed to access a single site. 
Problem is that users are allowed to get access to the URL and type in www.whatever.com - the system is purposely disconnected to the internet, and people are therefor having the idea the the system does not work.
I want to disable this access - users should only have access to a full windowed IE and no possibility to do anything else than clicking the links on this site.
Is this possible?
Regards, Lars.

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I'm trying to access the web from Macbook with OSX Leopard but can't because I am getting the "Self-Assigned IP" message when I check my connection status in System Preferences.

- I tried removing my router's SSID name from the computer and reconnecting - didn't work
- I tried the DHCP release and reconnect - didn't work
- I tried shutting down computer and router and restarting first the router, then the computer - didn't work

I let some time pass - figured when my service provider changed the IP address it was giving me (dynamic IP), computer would reconnect - didn't work

I used to be able to connect without a problem to this same router then one day, it stopped working. How can I fix this????

A:Self-Assigned IP - Can't access internet

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After formatting my extra SSD, windows won't assign it a drive letter when the computer starts. I have to use a third-party software to assign the letter, and I have to do it everytime it boots, and it's starting to annoy me.

Can't really find any solutions on google

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I have a Dell Inspiron 530s desktop running Vista SP2. When I attempt to get online using a cable or a wireless USB adapter I get a self-assigned IP Address. When I manually add an IP and DNS addresses I can't get online also.
I have removed my security software (webroot) and have disabled Windows Firewall.
The same ethernet connection works on another one of my computers fine.

What can I do so I get back online using either a cable or wirelessly?

Thank you for looking.

A:Solved: Self-Assigned IP address

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made 1 computer from 2 that i had laying around. everything works fine but for some reason when i installed XP on the new hard drive it assigned the drive letter I to it. it has a floppy and 2 cd rom drives. any idea why this would be? the computer works fine it's just weird to see that....is there anyway to change the letter assignment. since this is a new install i have no problem formating and re-installing it as long as i can get why this happened in the first place...............thanks

A:HD assigned the drive letter I?


did you have any usb items plugged in when install the operating system?

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Hi, guys and gals, I bought a new 80 gig HDD and installed it in my FirstBuild Computer. I want to copy everything from my 40 gig C: to this new one, but altho Device Manager lists it I have no drive letter, nor is it shown in My Computer.
I have tried WD's Data Lifeguard Disk to Disk Copy, but have nothing to point it to for a destination drive.
I know this is simple for you experts, but I am at a loss. Please help.
Specs for FirstBuild are in my Signature

A:New HDD not assigned a drive letter

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Hi, i bought AoE III from games for windows live and have manged to download it and am part way through installing it, however the message for the product keys pops up and when i go to the game info section on the games for windows live client, it states that no key code has been assigned, so i cant write in the product key. Is this common and what should i do?
Sorry for bad spelling or gramma.

A:Age of Empires III product Key not assigned

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I have setup windows to only use 1024mb page file. I use a SSD and I have 16GB RAM so I don't want a lot of information to be kept written on the HDD. I know that completely disabling page file can create problems as windows for whatever reason "needs" some page file.

But as you can see, windows always uses more than 1024mb pagefile than I allocated. This screenshot is an extreme case. But most of the time is between 1-4GB higher than ram usage (where it should be capped to 1GB)

A:Windows uses a lot more pagefile that assigned.

We need to see what you have here.

As far as Windows needing a page file, I haven`t used a page file in over 3 years, but probably more like 5 years, with 16 or 32 GB

It`s certain programs that need a page file.

You could test your PC for a week with no page file.

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Can anyone help solve this problem.

I have two hard drives installed on my PC, and run Win 98 SE. As Windows had been playing up a little I re-installed Win 98 se to try and solve the problems.

Unfortunately Windows now only recognises the C Drive. Both hard drives show in the BIOS, and in System in the control panel. It just doesnít seem to allocate it a drive letter. My CD ROM and CD writer drives still have the same drive letters as before.

I have not changed any hardware, so itís not jumpers/cables etc. The drive has not been re-formatted. I tried doing FDISK from the DOS prompt, and that only showed details of the C drive.

Any ideas ?

Many thanks


A:No drive letter assigned!


When you fire up FDISK and check details, it only shows you the first disk drive, you have to use selection 5 [change disk] to look at other physical drives.

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Hi.I'm new here.Before I begin I'd like to say I did about an hour's worth of research online for the solution to my problem and haven't come up with anything I could use.

I had just purchased the E-More? High Quality V60 Wireless (gaming) Keyboard Mouse Combos from Amazon.com and each F key has a function assigned to it.For example ,F9 takes me 'home' while F1 opens up my WMP.Now,F10 has an email icon on it but when I press it (along with Fn) nothing happens.

My question is simple:is there any way to fix this so that when I press Fn+F10 an email provider of my choice opens up?

I hope this hasn't been asked a million times or that at least it's been a looooong while since similar question has been posted.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Sinerely ,


A:Help with my new keyboard's email assigned key.

Hi welcome to the forum

Was their software that came with the keyboard? In the software should be something that assigns what keys do what.

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My OS: Windows 7 professional 64bit

Developing Drupal 6 sites locally using XAMPP 1.7.1.

I discovered localhost ( is accessible either by typing: "http://localhost" or "http://kat.ph" (?).

Where "http://kat.ph" comes from?

I opened my "hosts" file on Windows and it is not listed there. I checked "httpd-vhosts.conf" out (\xampp\apache\conf\extra\httpd-vhosts.conf), but it is not there either.

I had this problem before restoring completely my system through recovery discs.

After restoring completely my Windows operating system, the issue is still there.

I have made a computer scan using the Windows Malware Removal Tool, Eset Nod32 AV 5 (installed on my machine) and even Eset Nod32 online scanner. Result: no threats found.

It seems like two default hostnames have been assigned to

How can I get rid of "http://kat.ph" pointing to

I want only "http://localhost" to be mapped to


A:2 hostnames assigned to by default

I found out what happened (unbelievable).

This is the proof Western democracies are slowly
falling into China-like dictatorships while people
keep on sleeping.


I connected another PC to the Internet and...
guess what? The same problem arose.

To cut a long story, my ISP (Telecom Italia) has
blocked some sites, they are not accessible at all.

If you connect to those sites while a local server
is NOT running, you are presented with a "Page not found"

But, if a local server like Apache is running on your machine
and you try to connect to a given censored site, you are
redirected to (localhost).

I have had the confirm of this by trying to connect to
a different censored site (kickasstorrents.com) while Apache
was running. Same behaviour as kat.ph (that is, I am redirected
to (localhost).

No virus, no bug, nothing like that. It's simple, old-fashioned,
tyrannical, iilegal, China-style CENSORSHIP.


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I just installed XP home (SP1) on a friend's computer and it assigned C: to the zip drive and F: to the hard drive. Is there a way to switch them?

A:XP assigned F: to hard drive..

No. You can't change the system drive letter.

Reinstall cleany to a formatted drive with all the other drives disconnected so that C: is the only drive letter available and is not used by any other drive. Then, reconnect the other drives.

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Ive recently had a computer built for me by a friend, its a performance system and everything else is working fine, but the master/boot drive where windows is installed is G:\ instead of the usual default C:\
I was ensured at the time that this shouldn't be a problem, yet i am coming across difficulties when installing programs.

Basically, most programs install ok, but some are trying to install by default to C:\, where at the moment i have an 8in1 card reader. Obviously the programs cant be installed to an empty 8in1 card reader so im getting errors or the installshield is crashing and spewing out an windows error send report box
These things are crashing before i get any chance to decide which drive to install to, as though they are trying to write some temporary files to a non-existant C:\ drive

Is there any way i can reassign my master drive as C:\ ? Ive tried Control Panel>Administrative tools>Computer management>Disk management and reassigning it in there, but firstly it says i can't rename a primary/boot disk, and secondly i wouldnt be able to rename to C:\ anyway because its being used up by the 8in1 card reader :S

This is annoying me mostly with a game that im trying to install, which will run on my laptop, gf's laptop which are older and slower etc, but do both use C:\ as primary. Thats the only solution i can think of that im trying to install on G:\

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A:Master Drive Assigned To G:\ Not C:\

This may help - The system partition may be assigned a drive letter other than the one that you expect when you install Windows XPhttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/326683/en-usIn addition to a zip drive it can also apply if any other drives are connected while you install the op system.

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On my router, I have DHCP assign IPs to the various computers/devices on my network. For example, a laptop is, and my server is

I've tried assigning to my Win7 box, but it keeps coming back with I recently reinstalled Windows7 (for a separate issue), and I'm still getting x.x.x.20.

The router assigns this IP via the NIC's MAC ADDRESS. When I check to see what devices are attatched to my router, my router shows the Win7 PC with the .20 IP.

All other nodes (Game consoles, Linux, Mac, WinXP) seem to accept the IP assigned by the router. Why won't my Win7 box?

I have a Netgear WNDR3700, and the Win7 box is hooked directly to the router.

A:Win7 Won't Take Assigned DHCP IP

I dont understand why you are trying to manually assign an IP using DHCP?

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Hi, a friend of mine sent me this message:
"last night, all of a sudden it was almost as though my computer had a mind of its own. the mouse onscreen started moving and opening different folders. it opened an internet page and then it deleted the address and typed in "your new password is wash" and proceeded to shut down my computer. i was a little freaked out and although it appears to be working ok now i still would like someone to check it out. when i did turn my computer back on, i had to enter "wash" as my password, and i've never had a password before."
I haven't had a chance to take a look at her computer yet but any advice in the meantime?

A:spontaneous assigned new password

Full virus scan(s) - http://forums.techguy.org/t110854.html

SpywareBlaster http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/spywareblaster.html
AdAware SE http://www.majorgeeks.com/download506.html
SpyBot S&D http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/

DL them (they are free), install them, check each for their definition updates and then run AdAware and Spybot, fixing anything they say.

Do these before the next step.

Then get HiJack This http://www.majorgeeks.com/download3155.html,
put it in a permanent folder, run it , DO NOT fix anything, post the log here.

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I had, amongst others, two drives labelled D: and E: on my PC and wished to exchange the drive letters. I got as far as temorarily renaming drive D: to X: but then had to divert my attention to other matters. Since drive D: was not actually in use this had no immediate consequence and I thought no more of it until recently when three MS Updates for Office 2003 repeatedly failed to install. I still did not connect the two until, whilst researching a solution to the failed installation problem, I came across MS Article ID.903776 which states quite clearly that the renaming could well be the cause.
I now needed to rename X: back to D: but, on entering Drive Management, I found that D was no longer offered from the drop-down list. Is there a way around this, please?

A:Drive letters cannot be re-assigned

Try with this program: BEST FREE Partition Manager Software for Windows supports all 32-bit & 64 bit Windows No-server OS. Renaming is under the Partition tab > Change letter.

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Ok, new guy here, just did a search and came across this site. I know a lot about computers as far as hardware, but not all that much about the inner workings of OS's. So here's my problem. I have a Drive letter A that's assigned to a 3.5 floppy that's not physically in my computer. It shows up in My Computer, but does not show up in Disk Mgmt. The letter is not available in Disk Mgmt either. Can someone tell me how to get rid of this thing please?

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Drive A assigned to 3.5 floppy that's not there?

Hello Joe, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Double check in the CMOS settings in the BIOS to see if Floppy support is enabled. If it is, then disabling it should remove the A: drive for you.

Hope this helps,

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Hello, please i need help.
I have done installation of windows xp sp3 on a guest virtual machine and i have problem with networking.
On my host machine (windows 8.1 ) i have 1 static ip and i can't have anotherone.
So from this ip i have to share network to guest machine.
The guest machine tries to get ip from dhcp but it can't. When i give it manual ip address (the ip from host computer) it works ok but i have to turn off host's network card because they cant have tha same ip address.
any help?

A:Host setup does not allow IP to be assigned to guest

Originally Posted by Kyro

Hello, please i need help.
I have done installation of windows xp sp3 on a guest virtual machine and i have problem with networking.
On my host machine (windows 8.1 ) i have 1 static ip and i can't have anotherone.
So from this ip i have to share network to guest machine.
The guest machine tries to get ip from dhcp but it can't. When i give it manual ip address (the ip from host computer) it works ok but i have to turn off host's network card because they cant have tha same ip address.
any help?

Hi Kyro, welcome to the Eight Forums.

If your host setup does not allow an IP to be assigned to guest system, there's nothing that I know which would let you to connect it to the network keeping host's connection active. For example using enhanced session mode (which allows to connect external USB devices for instance modem) does not work with XP guests.

I will ask mods to move this question as its own thread in this Virtualization section, let's hope we will find you a solution or workaround.


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I just had a particularly nasty bout with a bit of Malware, the XP Internet Security 2012 bug. I was able to get online through Safe Mode and used a tutorial on Youtube to combat the problem (which probably wasn't wise on my part.) However, it recommended downloading certain programs that I wasn't able to download and/or wasn't able to run on my home computer (the only one I got to run didn't yield any results.)

I went to a library, and then went to Youtube to get the links again, but rather than the XP Internet Security 2012 tutorial, I watched the XP Security 2012 tutorial at .

The good news is that I'm no longer being hounded by constant pop-ups that block me from using any of my programs. The bad news is now I can't get online. It says that I have no IP address assigned.

I know that in this particular tutorial, the main difference seemed to be the usage of Hijack This, so I'm wondering if Hijack This messed up something when I had it fix ctfmon.exe. Or maybe RogueKiller isn't a good program (I've not been able to find much written about it.)

For the record, I have the Windows XP Media Center edition, and that while I used to use a dial-up connection I now use a DSL connection. Not sure if that helps or not.

While I'm not in a crisis at the moment, I am hoping to resolve this pretty quickly (though at least the computer seems to be running perfectly normally with the exception of not being able to get online.) H... Read more

A:IP Address Not Assigned/No Internet Connection

Hello -
Do you normally use a wireless or ethernet connection for your internet -

Thank you -

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I've been attempting to create shortcut keys for "My Documents", "My Pictures" and "My Videos". I created the regular shortcut icons on my desktop and adjusted the properties, setting the shortcut space to be ctrl+alt+d for "My Documents". The shortcut saves its properties properly, I can see so when I attempt to re-edit them that they are unchanged, but when I try to actually USE the shortcut key it does not work.

I've found all kinds of threads on the internet of people who don't place the shortcuts on the desktop, or have interfering shortcuts etc. but these are quite litterally the only shortcuts I've ever attempted and so I know there's nothing for them to be interfering with.

If anyone has speculation what to do, it would be much appreciated.

A:Shortcut keys assigned but not functioning


Edit the shortcut and change it to something else like Ctrl + Alt + Q.

Try it. If may work.


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I just installed windows xp pro on a new hard drive I had to get and instead of the typical C:\ for my main drive it has assigned it an E:\. Can anyone tell me what I'd need to do to get it changed to C: It is a particularly a problem when I download and it looks to install on C not E


A:Main Hard drive assigned E: not C:\

There is no practical way to change the drive letter of a drive containing an OS. Windows will function normally as it is. I used Windows 2000 for years on D: with no problems whatsoever. You can almost always change the default install folder.

The only way to change the drive to C: would be to do a clean install.

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Wen i connect to the internet it shows "Limited or No Connectivity
You might not be able to access the Internet or some network resources. This problem occurred because the network did not assign a network address to the computer." I tried to give repair but it showed it cannot b done...

i read one of the answers to dis prob posted here... dey ve asked whether der s any device in device manager marked wit an yellow ! and ?.... well der s an yellow ? and ! on the PCI simple communications controller in my device manager.... and also der r no devices under network adapter marked wit red X.... i m using Windows XP service pack 3... wat shd i do???

waiting for ur reply

A:limited to no connectivity. not assigned an address

make and model of the machine
goto the manufacturers website and download the correct network drivers and re-instal - that should clear up the yellow ? and you should also see network devices under network adapters in device manager

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I have just finished building a PC based on a Athlon 3000+ 939, MSI K8N Neo 4 motherboard and a Seagate SATA 160GB HDD. OS is XP Pro with SP2 installed. In addition there a DVD ROM and DVD rewriter on the Primary IDE channel set as master and slave and a combined floppy/7:1 card reader.

The floppy has been assigned A:, the DVD ROM C:, the DVD RW D:, and the card reader E:. The HDD has been assigned F:

I have the latest BIOS and motherboard drivers (downloaded today). The BIOS shows SATA enabled (but Device Manager shows it as a PATA). The HDD is set as the first device in the boot sequence.

I have tried removing all the other devices to see if the HDD reverts to C: but it stays as F: I have tried changing it to C: in Disk Management but I get an error message saying Windows will not allow me to do so.

How can I get the HDD to be shown as C:? I can't help thinking and the answer is obvious but I am currently going roung in circles. Any help greatfully received.

A:Single SATA drive assigned as F:

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how to find which mouse is assigned with which desktop and vice versa? we have 120 systems under warranty and some how the mouses are misplaced with each other and now one mouse is got damaged and  at the time of loggin a case it is not matching the Machine's serial no.what to do?

A:how to find which mouse is assigned with which desktop and v...

@sanjibsupport?Every mouse that came with the system will have a unique CT Number behind the mouse. If you provide the CT Number and if the serial numbers of 120 systems are available with you, please share both of them with the support. They would be able to support you with the necessary replacements of mouse as a part of warranty support.

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I have used Daemon Tools and Alcohol 120% which both add emulated CD Rom Drives and Windows assigns a drive letter. I have since removed these programs but the drives remain. I have selected Remove from Device Manager (Win XP SP2) but on the next reboot the hardware is detected and reinstalled. Can someone suggest how I remove them permanently please?

A:How Do I Remove Software Assigned Drives

Hello peterk, In this instance I think some registry editing is going to have to take place. I have been searching hi and lo and can find nothing on how to solve your problem by normal means.

If this is the route you have to take I would suggest having someone do this dead at the site of the computer and not through here at this forum. The reason why is one mistake and your system will be instantly a candidate for total recovery back to day one. I can do registry work but will not unless I am at the computer to work on it. Either way I would suggest that you backup all of your important data to either CD-R or DVD before anything is done to fix this problem.

I would look in add/remove programs for anything related to these programs that could be removed and I know you have done device manager and removed them and rebooted and they keep coming back. Another suggestion is to contact the tech support to find out how to remove their software fully from your computer, you may have to reinstall the software to remove it properly. Some software can and will be a real pain in the you know what to remove.

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I upgraded from Windows 7 Home to Windows 10 Home about 1 month ago. No passwords or administrator account were set up.
The laptop is now asking for a password or a pin number when I turn the computer on.
It is also giving me a password hint which was never set up.

How can I resolve this without reloading the entire OS?


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I've recently completed a fresh XP install complete with program files and data where windows assigned the system drive letter as "I"

Although I've not noticed any problems to date, I wondered if anyone else with a similar setup had encountered any issues at a later date due to the system files not being installed to "C" drive?

Any other advice gratefully received.


A:New XP install not assigned to C drive - is this a problem?

Some may disagree, but I say yes, it's a real problem that needs to be fixed right away before you get your new O/S set-up completely.

There are some tutorials that will give instructions on how to "change drive letter name" of an installation, but they frequently do not work and you have to reinstall.

If I were you, I would run a Repair Install and see if I could get the O/S installed to a "C:\" drive, and if that failed I would do a New Install in order to get it. It's a royal PITA to have your O/S installed on a non-C:\ drive, and it will drive you crazy forever until you change it. You may as well do it now and save yourself the aggavation.

Did you have a thumbdrive inserted into the computer during the installation. If you do it again, remove everything you possibly can before running the install.

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I was trying to telnet to my switch and couldn't do it. I'm still new to this stuff but I know I assigned it to So I went to check out my IP address and this happened. I don't know what to think of it.

A:Solved: Two IPv4 addresses assigned to one PC and still going

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As backup drives, computer uses external Maxstor 1TB using a firewire and a WD 500GB using a USB. The maxstor is assigned drive "K"; the WD is assigned drive "L". Periodically, the system fails to recognize drive "K." I.e., I look in my computer and it has vanished. If I unplug the maxstor and then plug it back in, the system assigns it to drive "M." If I go to computer management to reassign "M" to "K," "K" does not appear as an option. In other words, "K" has been locked by the system but appears to be unuseable.

(1) What would be the reasons the system keeps dropping "K?" The system never drops the WD that uses the USB.

(2) The only way I have found to reassign "K" to the Maxstor is to reboot the computer and then "K" appears under computer management. Is there a less painful way to get the Maxstor back to "K?"

I am not very computer savvy so would appreciate answer in do this, do that rather than answers such as "check bios" which is meaningless to me.

A:Assigned Drive Letter Disappears

Is there a problem with giving the drive the letter Z or Y because if not try that

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iam running windows 7 and have tryed all the auto fixs to assign a letter to the cd drive but cant get it to work some one plz help

A:help cd dvd drive doesnt have a letter assigned

Hi and welcome to TSF you might be able to do it from here http://pcsupport.about.com/od/window...ettervista.htm

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