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Solved: Atari - river raid

Q: Solved: Atari - river raid

Many many years ago (decades) before most of you were even born, there was a game called River Raid on Atari which we hooked up to our TV at home.

I am wondering if there is such a version that I can play on my laptop?

Of course I would have to buy a joystick and would very much prefer the very simple, single calibered joysticks that we used to use (OLD BLUE) that will connect to my Windows XP.

Any opinions, or suggestions please?

These days, I am feeling very nostalgic (not to mention, old and weary), and I do miss those good old days where life was much simpler.


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In the 70's, my family and I enjoyed playing Atari on TV.

Fast forward to 2012. Here are the basics.

I have a WIndows XP laptop computer (7 years old). I do not know much about computers however.

I am feeling nostalgic and am WISHING I could once again play RIVER RAID on my computer. But I don't know where to even begin.

I just read about Stella downloads but don't know if it's safe. Some say they are free, or do you buy it?

Has Atari resurrected its games for computer? Specifically RIVER RAID, that's the only one I liked.

Also, what kind of joystick would I need that would work with the XP that is basic in nature, for a one-person player?

Sorry for all the questions.

Thank you in advance.

A:Solved: Atari River Raid on Computer

Most of what you are asking (except for whether there is a PC update) would require the use of emulators. Since they are illegal because games are licensed to run only on their original machines (with some exceptions, I would imagine), we can't really give you much help in this area. But I'm sure that searching will allow you to make a decision about whether it is possible or feasible.

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A long long time ago, I used to enjoy Atari's River Raid and would like to now play it on my laptop. I have a Windows XP.

HELP. Do I need to buy a joystick and where to connect?

Also, is it available to download free? If so, how please?

Thank you in advance.

A:River Raid on my XP


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I believe I have the game downloaded on my XP.

PROBLEM is the joystick that I have and love which is 25 years old does not fit into my laptop USB port. It is called RAIDER PRO INTER ACT.

I do not think BestBuy carries the gizmo connector, so I can use the old joystick.

Where to buy please? Thank you.

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I posted a 2nd question relating to playing Atari games for PC the other day but got no answers.

I would like to play Atari's RIVER RAID on my laptop and I have the download website for it.

However, I would like to know if anyone out there is actually being able to play Atari games on their laptops and if so, what kind of JOYSTICK to use? Prefer the simple ones like the one that we used to use for our Atari consoles a long time ago.

Thank you very much.

A:Solved: Atari for PC

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Hey everyone i just remembered back in my day one game for the jaguar (maybe for snes?) (im very sure its for the jaguar ). I remember playing but i dont even recall the name of this game at all and dont even most of the gameplay. I do remember you moved a small group of soilders accross the map. wow that was desriptive >.> i do belive that the 2nd or 3rd level its a desert type level and if you continue to far you fall into quick sand game over .
sorry guys for the bad info about it hopefully some names will pop into your minds

A:Solved: name this old atari jaguar game?

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Yesterday I woke up to find my computer had bluescreened overnight. scsiport.sys was in the bsod message, and the stop error code was 7a.


(Click to consult the online MSDN article.)
A page of kernel data was not found in the pagefile and could not be read into memory. This might be due to incompatible disk or controller drivers, firmware, or hardware.

* Windows NT 4.0 Setup Troubleshooting Guide {KB 126690} NT 4 (Recommendations for the current error message are buried down inside this article, which isnít necessarily limited to NT 4.)
* Connecting a Hard Disk Drive in Slave Only Mode Leads to System Halt During Resume From Standby {KB 330100} Win XP SP1 (Windows installed on a slave drive.)
* BIOS Manufacturers Should Not Clear the IDE Decode Enable Bit in _STM ACPI Method {KB 913379} Win 2000, Win XP, Server 2003, Vista

via: http://aumha.org/a/stop.htm


The system has preformed fairly flawlessly up to this, save for a CPU fan error which I may have caused in testing (note to self: never detach a system fan while the computer is running JUST to see if the fan readout/warning system works....) and bluescreens a while back because I had both DVD drives set to cable select.

I rebooted several times and the system did not find a bootable drive - it would just hang at the cursor that displays before the XP splash screen appears. Once, my raid utility reported my RAID 0 failed. I have two Seagate 320G... Read more

A:Solved: RAID boot issues - disappearing disk - RAID question

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could I add an internal non-raid hard disk drive to my computer and leave my 3 other hard disk drives in a raid 5 configuration?
ASUS tech support said that I could add optical DVD/CD drives to my SATA connections on my mobo is that correct? The mobo manual does not indicate that I can so I don't know if I should believe the tech guy or not (unless the information is buried deeply and briefly in the manual - I sure can't find it in the manual). My IDE controller on the mobo seems to be failing so I want to replace my IDE dvd and cd drives with SATA optical drives.

DVD Burner: Lite - on LH-20A1H-186
CD Burner: Lite - on LH-52R1P-185
Case: Silverstone SSTemjinTJ06
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
CPU Cooler: ZALMAN 9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball
Fax modem: Encore ENF656-ESW-MOPR
Motherboard: ASUS P5B Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel
Floppy Drive: NEC Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Model FD1231H-302
Power Supply: OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply 100 - 240 V
RAM: Corsair 2 total 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Video Card: eGeForce 8800GTX 768MB
Hard Drves (3): Seagate HD 320G|ST 7K 16M SATA2 ST3320620AS
Raid 5 configuration

A:Solved: Non Raid Disk Drive in Raid 5 configuration?

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My mum recently gave her computer to me since she got a netbook and thought that she wasn't getting enough use out of such a computer. An error message kept showing up when I powered on the computer, apparently this had been showing up for some time.
It was on the Intel Matrix Storage Manager before Windows started, one of the physical disks were listed in red. However, the computer was still in full working order, but I wanted to get rid of the screen that kept coming up, so in an attempt to fix it, I went into the Matrix Storage Manager's configuration utility and not knowing what it would do, reset the disk listed in red to Non-Raid.

Now ever since I've done that, I've seen nothing except the BIOS, all that comes up after the Matrix Storage Utility now is a device listing and it says at the bottom 'DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER'. I inserted an OS disk and nothing would come up. Since then, the closest thing I've had to progress was by going into the BIOS settings and changing the hard disks SATA mode to 'IDE'.
After setting it to that, the Matrix Storage Utility doesn't show up, which I thought was a good sign at first, but then afterwards the same final screen shows up, but the message at the bottom had changed.

'Boot from CD:'
(Then after a couple of seconds loading it comes up with)
Missing Operating System

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A:Solved: Reset my Raid 0 Array to Non-Raid and now nothing's working, help please :(

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Q: Atari

anyone played the Atari anniversery edition if so will it work in windows xp?

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I have discovered some old floppy discs I created years ago on my Atari 1040ST.
Is there any way I can recover the text on my Windows PC?
It would be great to get hold of some of that old stuff.

A:Atari to Word

There's a blast from the past!!

You may want to try the Gemulator, an Atari emulator

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Thanks to you, I now have info on where to find the download for ATARI RIVER RAID for my laptop. THANK YOU.

My question now is:

Where to find the appropriate joystick for my PC to be able to play the Atari River Raid please.

I would like the single, simple, joystick that we used to use decades ago but it does not have a PC adapter, hence I need to buy a new joystick but do not know what or where to get it?

I have Windows XP. Thank you very very very much.

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I love the Atari games, even if they are really bad graphics wise....
I'm sick of plugging the big box in to the TV and smashing it up agents the wall trying to get it to start working!
so after i heard about an Atari Emulator Iíve been search the net for days looking for one but can't seem to find one
If any of you know what Iím talking bout can you please tell me a good site with an Atari emulator on it?


A:Atari Emulator

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Here's my config for the 2017 thread format.

Usually, a Linux guy who loves Debian. However, gaming and work brings me back to Windows .

A:K Atari's Config

OS File Reputation: Smartscreen for IE/Edge onlyClick to expand...

Why that?

About ERP & sandboxie , for what circumstances?

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Had an Xbox a few years ago, sold it because taking up too much time. Now, I want to play a few games online (Quake Wars for example). I am so ignorant of computers that I didn't know I dont' have the correct graphics card until I tried to load the game (I'm not kidding). Sooo, I have the following computer and would like to do the minimum to upgrade it to allow me to play online without glitches or what I call (stop and go game playing). I would love to play Crysis but know that is out of reach. Money-wise, I'm not rich but I can afford most any of the cards but $300 (US) would probably be my limit.

I have HP Pavillion 504GR with same set-up as the post: for vb/all/windows/t-61751-Counter-StrikeSource-Choppy-Gameplay.html[/url]

Any help or suggestions is appreciated and sorry for what I don't know, I promise I'm not an *****.


A:My first system was Atari (not much since)

I have HP Pavillion 504GR with same set-up as the post: for vb/all/windows/t-61751-Counter-StrikeSource-Choppy-Gameplay.html[/url]...

Forget the link. It is not posted correctly. What is your HP's setup? And your posts title should be something more like "Video Card Help"

Take a moment and read this thread:

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Hey guys. I am usually a Linux user, but Linux has its downsides specifically gaming.This is my simple and efficient configuration for my gaming/entertainment comp.

Any advice would be appreciated.

A:K Atari's Simple Config

Hello! Welcome to MT!

Nice and solid config! If you start to feel uncomforty with Windows Defender, just install Avast! Free and you'll be ready to go (no other special reason for Avast than my love for it)
Thanks for sharing it with us!

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Hey Guys,

I found an old Atari 2600 games emulator site here: Very cool! This link points to an old checkers game by Activision:


How do you move and select pieces? I can not figure it out given the side instructions. Some of the other games produce no sound in IE, but work on Firefox. Don't have Chrome so can not try it out.


A:Atari 2600 Checkers Emulator

When you select "Game Reset" (F12 key), you'll see a flashing cross (the cursor). Move this diagonally only by holding two arrow keys at the same time; so up and left arrows at the same time to move that way. Then press Space to select your piece. Go from there.

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Alright you ask... why... well you see I was addicted to Qbert in the 80's recently got a copy for pc (Hasbro)... it's great and all the pc joysticks suck for this game. I have a couple Atari sticks which would be perfect and wondered if anyone knew of a conversion plug that might convert the atari plug to a std gameport plug? I can get out the old volt meter and try rewiring also... does anyone know of a wiring diagram which would work? Thanks for the helponthenet fajohn

A:Help converting Atari Joystick to std PC gameport

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I purchased ScrabbleV20 by Atari and had played it numerous times without problem now I cannot get it to work. I have uninstalled and reinstalled and still can't get it to work. The error message I am getting is:

CScrabble2_Application::Initialize FAILED to Initialize Network Engine.

I updated Direct X, I changed the compatibility to Windows 95, then Windows 98 and Me and still nothing worked.

Any ideas? Thanks.

I use WindowsXP
2.08 Ghz

A:Atari Scrabble Error Message

I figured this out or it just started working again. Not sure which, but it is working and that is what is important. Thanks!

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Many years ago, back when I was in college, my roommate had an Atari 800 with a ton of cool games. One that I remember, which was quite fun, was a game where you flew a helicopter to collect buried treasures. The top portion of the screen was sky, the bottom was dirt, and the treasures were buried in the dirt. The helicopter could drop bombs straight down, left or right, or at a diagonal left or right, but could not fire up.

Some of the hazards included a plane flying across the top of the screen, which would drop dirt clods to fill up your holes. If a dirt clod hit you, you would get blown up. If the dirt clods blocked your exit, you couldn't get out.

Also, there were rocks making it difficult to get straight to the treaures, and water pockets, which if you blasted open accidently, would fill all the holes with water (using semi-realistic "pouring" rules)

Finally, as the levels progressed, there was more dirt, and less sky to work with. Oh, and you had to return to base to refuel occasionally. Anyway, has anyone heard of a current incarnation of such a game for the PC? or perhaps knows the name of it to help me find it?


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Help - I am unable to host a game that worked fine w/ dialup. I have fwd'ed the ports and am unable to decipher how to get a unique IP to show up at the other end. Disabling Winxp firewall - no joy. The modem/router is a Actiontec 1524 Gateway. DMZ changing doesn't look good. There must be a way to send a IP address that will make this thing work!

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First time posting :blush:,

Situation: I have two hard drives : main drive: Seagate 500GB w/ windows xp and second drive: WD 1TB blank.

Without backing up the main drive (ops...), i went ahead and enabled RAID 0 on both drives and created a RAID volume (128KB strip / Size: 1TB (931.5GB)).
NOTE: the RAID volume size is only showing the exact space of the 1TB, excluding the 500GB drive.
After realizing that I needed to create a backup image of my main drive to use RAID with an existing drive, I'm left with the "Operating System Not Found" message.

Question: If I Delete RAID Volume (which is based on the size from the blank 1TB drive), will both drives become available as non-RAID disks and keep the original data on the 500GB main drive and be able to run windows again?

I'm using software RAID through Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM v5.6.2

I understood that "Resetting the drives to Non-Raid" will cause all data on the disk to be lost, so this isn't the approach that I'll be taking til I find a solution to backup my data.
However, from reading the "Delete RAID Volume" option, it listed Deleting a volume will destroy the volume data on the drive(s) and cause any member disks to become available as non-RAID disks, so knowing that the RAID Volume is blank, then maybe trying this will be the answer.

When using the Microsoft Recovery Console in (RAID mode attached w/ both drives) logically there isn't ... Read more

A:RAID issue - deleting RAID volume to restore non-RAID disks

sadly, there's no way to do what you want without an existing backup.

Look at it this way;
A disk has a container ~ the partition.
The partition as a structure ~ the filesystem (eg NTFS, FAT32, RAID).
We put our data into the structure.

When we create backups, we are getting only the data itself (unless you use an image program like Ghost or Acronis where you get all three).

Deleting the RAID will give back the two independent HDs, but also breaks the structure so that the data becomes in accessible.

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Running an old 130XE atari and trying to load a copy of mule.

I keep getting remove cartridge error. So I hold down option to disable basic and I get a $C000 error when it starts loading.

I also have a Happy drive.

I there something else I need to do?

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Hey is tehre anyway you could hook up systems like the NES, Atari, N64, PSX, etc to a VGA type monitor? IT would really be useful to me, but I have serious doubts, but I just wanted to see!

A:Hook old systems like NES, Atari, N64, Playstation to VGA monitor?

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Please help me uninstall one of my kids' games as detailed in the subject line. Upon attempting to uninstall the game, I received the attached error message. I've uninstalled the game before without issue and I don't know what to make of this. Thanks.

Los Angles, CA

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You might not know what a Atari 5200 is, but it is a old video game console, I found it in my garage, it works good, but I have to push the controller buttons real hard for it to work, whats wrong with the controllers?

A:My Atari 5200 controllers cant work good

Sasuke said:

whats wrong with the controllers?Click to expand...

The controllers are worn out?

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Ever get a hankering for some old-school Atari? Now you can play eight classic video games in any HTML5 Web browser, even on touch-screen smartphones and tablets.

Zap! Atari and Microsoft today launched Atari Arcade, an excellent example of how HTML5 can change the way we play video games.

The portal of retro entertainment -- primarily launched to celebrate Atari's 40th anniversary -- includes Asteroids, Centipede, Combat, Lunar Lander, Missile Command, Pong, Super Breakout, and Yars' Revenge. The best part? It's free, and doesn't require Flash, Java, or any other plug-in to play, running solely on HTML5.

Read more at source:
Play old-school Atari games in any HTML5 Web browser | Crave - CNET

A:Play old-school Atari games in any HTML5 Web browser

I've just found this independently and was looking to see if there was a thread about it - and this is it.

Excellent retro browser-based action!

Atari Arcade

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Ever get a hankering for some old-school Atari? Now you can play eight classic video games in any HTML5 Web browser, even on touch-screen smartphones and tablets.

Zap! Atari and Microsoft today launched Atari Arcade, an excellent example of how HTML5 can change the way we play video games.

The portal of retro entertainment -- primarily launched to celebrate Atari's 40th anniversary -- includes Asteroids, Centipede, Combat, Lunar Lander, Missile Command, Pong, Super Breakout, and Yars' Revenge. The best part? It's free, and doesn't require Flash, Java, or any other plug-in to play, running solely on HTML5.

Read more at source:
Play old-school Atari games in any HTML5 Web browser | Crave - CNET

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ok so my acer is acting wild, the hardrive icon is always on, the cpu usage is always at 10-20 percent usage so i open up task manager to see what was running and i don't really see anything other then the task manager it self and and system idle process...my notebook runs slow, freezes at times, i cant watch youtube or listen to itunes because i get a video skip or music skipping. basically i cannot enjoy my notebook like i once did and it bothers me every day i have to deal with this crap. below is my hijack log, maybe you can help me. my os is windows xp sp2.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:57:32 AM, on 10/2/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\pctsAuxs.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LaunchAp.exe
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A:i need help or else its the river for me

Hello, kali498
Welcome to TSF

My name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)
Please give me some time to look over your computer's log(s).
Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.
Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. :)
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.
Finally, please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.
Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .
We need to run a Scan with DDSPlease download DDS, and save it to your desktop, from one of the following mirrors:This is a mirror
This is another mirror

Disable any type of "Script Blockers" or "Script Protection" installed on your syste... Read more

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Okay, all I want is for my windows 98 to recognized the second hard drive I just put on it so that I can copy some files to it.Windows won't assign it a drive letter so I can't even tell it is there. It's a Maxtor 40GB hard drive. This is a machine I'm giving to my boys so they don't fight over the one they already have. Please help me, the river is only a short walk away.


A:Please help before I throw it in the river...

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Okay, i accidentally pulled the usb cord out of the computer while it was connected to my Iriver. The computer then proceeded to pop up with a message saying "Files may be lost" i looked on my Iriver iHP-120 and there it said 0 files, 0 folders, and 0 memory. I tried to hook it up to another computer and it would not register as an external harddrive and has yet to. I spent a fair chunk of money on this and i would hate for it to be broken after only 8 months of use. Please help, Firmware 1.3, Windows XP Professional.

TYVM for any advice given to this post.
- Worcester, MA

A:I River Problems


Get the instruction manual and the latest firmware update (ver. 1.60) here: http://www.iriveramerica.com/support/hd/h100.aspx
You will probably have format and re-install all your tunes. Disconnecting while files are transferring is a big... OOPS!

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Which is going to be the last man standing? All great programs. iPhones, Blackberries and so forth are on the rise. It even does gaming. What does that mean for people with all these media players on their hard drives? It's portability now, not just laptops but these mobile gadgets most of all. Sure they are expensive but they work for people. People GET IT! And they are catching on.
One more point. Anyone have a Zune device? lol!

A:Zune Vs. WMP 12 Vs. J. River Vs. VLC

I have 2 zunes and will have a vista computer to support them. I suppose at some point MS will have to include zune and Ipod drivers if they want to sell any operating systems.

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When I downloaded Google chrome on my brand new PC I think I picked up a virus.  I've removed Chrome, but Internet Explorer is no longer working.  It won't load pages.  Just a white screen at start up.  I hadn't put any antivirus software on the PC and still haven't, though I purchased some at Best Buy last night.  I reset windows to back to the day I received the computer (This last Tuesday), but the virus is still around.  Last night immediately after resetting windows, I started Internet Explorer and it appeared to be working briefly.  However, after a few seconds, this old Atari style graphic of a space craft flew across my screen shooting bullets towards the top of the page.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Atari style space ship flying across my screen shooting bullets

Welcome aboard  Must be some alien invasion...lol...just kidding   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-setup- and follow the prompts to install the pr... Read more

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I've purchased my copy of the student Windows 7 Professional 64 bit through the Digital River provider. The purchase went through, I got the download link but I did not receive a product key from them. My room mate also purchased the software and got an identical email to one I got except her had a key in it. Does anyone know of a direct way to contact Digital River Customer Support? Sorry if this is in the wrong thread wasn't sure where to put this :/

A:Digital River distribution

Here ya go...Here

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In our household we have two students, and so ordered a copy of Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Home Premium in both x64 and x86 versions - a total of 4 products from Digital River.

Having used their download manager to download these files, I now have 6 files: 4 .exe files (as expected) plus 2 files named setup1.box and setup2.box.

The .exe files are, however, only just over 70KB each, setup1.box is almost 3GB and setup2.box is 163KB.

Running the Home PRemium versions fails immeditaely, saying it can't find the required files. Running the Pro x64 .exe file starts to build a .iso file ("Unloading the box"), but then fails with an unspecified error.

Any ideas?

A:Digital River downloads?

This is breaking on Technet right now:

Windows 7 Upgrade Emerging Problem: "We are unable to create or save new files...

Microsoft is aware of this Digital River issue and their response will likely unfold there. You can add your issue there for their attention.

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Ok, so I was finally able to get the main Expanded Setup file extracted.

But now I still have the 3 original files on my desktop... what do I do with them?

Also my expandedsetup file is this large:

Size: 3.01 GB (3,239,836,668 bytes)

Size on disk: 3.01 GB (3,241,648,128 bytes)

Contains: 874 files, 199 folders

But doesnt it need to be 3.02 or something? So did I download a bad version? Or do I have it all for 7 64?

A:Help me with my Win 7 64 download from Digital River

Hello Johnny, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This tutorial will help show you how to create a ISO file from this and burn it to a DVD to use to install Windows 7 with it.

Make bootable iso from student d/l

Hope this helps,

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I got Windows 7 home Premium 32bit with the student Digtal river is running, how ever today i found out that i can run 64bit version of Windows. So i was wondering how do i contact them and ask for a 64bit edition i know some people have and Succeed.

The only problem my order was place on 30th November

A:Contact Digtal River

Google is your friend.
Digital River is the global leader in e-commerce solutions for software and consumer technology.

welcome to the forums

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You can do it. See this DR help link:

Windows 7 US Online Store

Step 2 ? Download the ISO Image of Windows 7
Please obtain these links by contacting Digital River customer support. The Windows 7 ISO file is large (>2GB). Please verify that you have sufficient hard disk space to download this file and install Windows 7. Approx. 20GB will be enough for both operations.
Download the Windows 7 ISO image and save the file to a location you can remember. The download may take a considerable amount of time on slower internet connections.

Also being reported by Gizmodo.

A:Requesting ISO From Digital River

Quote: Originally Posted by scubasteve

You can do it. See this DR help link:

Windows 7 US Online Store

Step 2 ? Download the ISO Image of Windows 7
Please obtain these links by contacting Digital River customer support. The Windows 7 ISO file is large (>2GB). Please verify that you have sufficient hard disk space to download this file and install Windows 7. Approx. 20GB will be enough for both operations.
Download the Windows 7 ISO image and save the file to a location you can remember. The download may take a considerable amount of time on slower internet connections.

Also being reported by Gizmodo.

Steve, what does this tell us?
On their side Op's still are complaining about download hangups,
Also the iso is only 3 gigs instead of 4 gigs.

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Quote: Originally Posted by wumbatron

Downloaded it on another computer and it only downloaded 2.49GB for some reason

I've been following the above thread where a guy kept trying to download a Windows 7 iso from Digital River, and it was wrong size/'not an iso' etc. Even though I don't need any iso's myself, I thought I'd have a go at downloading one to see what the OP's problem was. Sure enough I had the same result - 2.49GB (not 3.09GB for x64). Twice in fact.

That was browser download, so I tried 2 separate download managers. Seemed fine at first, but both stopped at 99.9%. Curious . . .

I'm starting to wonder if Microsoft are playing the old 'poison torrent' game - record labels sometimes release bad torrents of music CDs into the wild and fans download them (illegally) but are disappointed when it's a fake. After a few more useless attempts to get the CD, the pirate gives up and buys the product (well that's the theory).

Pretty soon all computers on sale will be Windows 8, and a lot of folk will buy one but want to downgrade to W7. MS seem to be moving the goalposts on that scenario, but no probs - we can just get a W7 iso from Digital River. Or can we ???

Just like the 'poison torrents', after several failed W7 Digital River downloads I guess MS expect us all to give up and buy into W8 (and buy their video's + mp3's).

Anyhow, at least I haven't broken any EULA law - all the iso's I downloaded tonight weren't copies of W... Read more

A:Something wrong at Digital River ?

You can remove your tin foil hat - sort of.

I used Pale Moon to download the ISO mentioned in the thread and it was fine
(e.g. I could mount it via Virtual CloneDrive and look around at the files...
...I could also build a virtual machine from it via VirtualBox.).

I also downloaded two other ISOs at the same time. One was fine, but X17-59465 was weird.
The last ISO in the screenshot above should be that same size as the first ISO.
X17-59465.iso looked fine.
I could mount it via Virtual CloneDrive.
I could even start the OS install process, but it barfed:

Notice the size being reported during the download.
That download was the 3rd try.
The completed download below it was 2nd try.

And these two download attempts were via another ISP:

Both of those downloads were via IE10. Both claimed that the download was interrupted. I looked at the file size of the ".partial" file before hitting the Resume button. The ".partial" file was the same exact file size (2.619...) shown in the first image of this post. Pressing Resume started the download all over again - but the "resumed" download made no claim of an interruption. Each second try just gave me the 2.619... file.

How odd.

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Hi all,

What a nightmare!!!

I have just had an email from Digital River, that I will be getting a full refund for the Windows 7 upgrade within the next 30 days, for the problems caused. I haven't even emailed them to complain (yet!)

The email also states that if I ordered the backup cd's these would still be dispatched.

Happy days - sort of!



A:Digital River refund

Ok, I know some have cracked it, and others haven't, but I thought I would share this one with you.

I am running a MacBook Pro, and had Windows XP running under bootcamp. Downloaded from Digital River and had all the problems. Finally got it to boot, but wouldn't install due to unable to create folder.

Scrubbed bootcamp partition and tried using Parallels. So far so good, but not for long. Won't take my product key as I have the upgrade product 32bit, but at least it got that far.)

Now, reloading windows XP on bootcamp, and my XP disc has a scratch on it and can't be read

Ah well

Any help would be great.

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im looking for trail ver of windows 7 but i found digital river servers down.
i lost cd key so i want use trail and reinstall it again every month
so any advice ?
thanks you

A:is there any alternative for digital river ?

There is no trial version of Win7, only a 30 day grace period before you must activate so you can decide if this is an install you want to keep. You should already own a license. If so then read carefully over the steps to get and keep a perfect Clean Reinstall Windows 7. It discusses in Step 1 how to find replacement media.

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My friend called me about a machine that would not boot. I plugged it in and fan seemed to be not getting enough power and the machine was making this sick noise that sounded like an old Atari/commodore game from the mid 80's. 2 notes back and forth duh, dah, duh, dah. Well, at first I thought it was just a power supply. I put a new power supply in and things worked fine or so it seemed for about 2 minutes. Cpu fan seemed strong, got into bios ect. Then all of a sudden, it just quit, and started making that sound again. I know for a fact that the new power supply is good, and I could use some leads as to what next. Any and all ideas as to where I might go from here would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

A:computer won't boot, makes strange old Atari/Jaws music until shut power down.

If the BIOS is a phoenix AWARD bios then see here .

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I'm hoping someone here can help. I'm very new to Raid, so you'll have to excuse my ignorance here. I'm using an HP pavilion p6210Y with 2x 2TB, WD Caviar Green's trying to set up a raid 1 array. I've reached the Nvidia raid array setup utility, and it appears I have successfully loaded the raid drivers.
After doing this, I inserted my Windows 7 x64 home premium install disc, and it sat on "Detecting storage devices...". After a few minutes of this, I was presented with an Error stating "No disks reserved for raid use, raid disabled." Then shortly after, switches to a message stating: "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key."
I'm now unable to reach the Nvidia Raid setup, and unable to load the windows disc.

I'm certain the CD drive is good, as it works fine in another computer.
Mediashield ROM BIOS RPT
Copyright (C) 2009 NVIDIA Corp.
If someone would know what to do from here, please share your knowledge.

A:no disks reserved for raid use Raid disabled - Raid 1

Do you have Windows on the drive now? How did you load the drivers? Drivers won't function without an operating system, so I'm a little confused about exactly what you did.

How did you run the setup utility? Does your machine support hardware RAID or are you using software RAID? Are there RAID settings in BIOS?

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hey hey.. its me again

i got river past video cleaner.. i tried converting a 350 mpg to divx..... divx turned out to be 450 mb..
what do i have to do to the settings to get th divx to be 80 mb or so

thanks for any help in advance
ps: please dont recommedn that i use vidomi.. cuz it doesnt work

A:river past movie cleaner

Use a lower bitrate
Check the time of your movie, and calculate the bitrate with the bitrate calculator that comes with DivX or with my bitrate calculator from my site if you are using DivX5.11 or earlier.

If the bitrate goes under 600 kbps, resize down to 320/240 or so.

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I have four usb 3.0 ports, one of them has max speed of 35-41 MB/s, tested with two different usb 3.0 drives.
Could a driver error cause just one port to be slow?

Core i5 3337U 1.8
Chipset Intel HM77 Express

A:Can one slow usb 3.0 port be river related?

Hi there
some of the passport / other self powered UBB3 drives aren't particularly fast - although faster than the usb2 disks. There is still an issue with Native usb 3 drivers for windows 8 -- maybe latest version of 8.1 might have fixed these.

Note also a lot of mobos that don't have native USB3 ports won't give you very fast usb3 speed with a pci extension card - bus speed isn't fast enough for true usb3 speed.

New laptops fitted with usb3 ports should provide full usb3 speed provided your device can handle it.

Note it's possible that your "Slow" usb 3 port is not a "powered one". Otherwise sounds like a defect - all 4 should have the same characteristics unless the manual says the spec is different.


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Well, here it's now 00:13, October 22nd, was wondering if anyone knows when the Windows 7 download from Digital River will be up? Hopefully before I go to sleep?


A:Digital river student download?

I'm in the same boat. I imagine they will stagger the downloads so as not to cause chaos on their servers, but I'm really hoping to install tonight! I will post if I get my email tonight.... anyone have any insider info??

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