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Q: iBuypower and other non-namebrand computers

Does anyone out there know if the iBuypower computers or other computer out there on like Tigerdirect or the ZT brands from Costo are any good? I've never heard of them but keep seeing them popping up everywhere....

I've only ever had a Dell, HP or Gateway machine.

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Preferred Solution: iBuypower and other non-namebrand computers

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A: iBuypower and other non-namebrand computers

They're most often made from quite much better quality parts than Dell, etc as they don't get exclusively extra cheap motherboards and other parts like the big brand companies. They do sometimes use lower quality power supplies though, quite a feat considering what the factory built boxes have. I wouldn't recommend getting any of them without modifying it yourself and selecting a quality power supply for it, or replacing it yourself to save a few dozen dollars, as well as getting a longer warranty for the PSU.

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How R the computers at this site?
 

A:www.Ibuypower.com

http://www.resellerratings.com/seller2001.html
 

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How come they're so cheap? And If I get a new PC from there, do I built it myself?
 

A:ibuypower.com ?

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I'm in the process of configuring a new system on IBuyPower and unfortunately they don't tell you which brand HD they use on the customization page. does anyone have any experience with them? I'm hoping it's WD just cos I seem to have the best luck with them. Size capacity I chose was 500GB.

Any input would be much appreciated !
 

A:Anyone know what kind of HD ibuypower.com uses?

Maxtor, Hitachi, and Samsung.
 

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I want to build a Laptop computer for ~ $2000. Ibuypower seems to be the only site where I can find a laptop that is high performance, good price, and 15in. Everywhere else (that I can find) only has laptops that are either less good spec's, or good spec's and 17in.
 

A:Are there disadvantages of ibuypower.com?

Are there any advantages?
 

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Where should I buy my compy from? I'm looking for something in the $600 range. Which would be better?
 

A:Ibuypower or eMachines?

Hey.

I have never heard of an Ibuypower, but I do have an Emachine. I am still using an Emachine 333id model. I would say an Emachine. Go with what I know LOL.

I am on my 3rd machine (4th if you want to be technical). Built the third time. Build the machine if you can afford it. If you check my past post you can see just how fustrating it can be, but normally not that hard.
 

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Having issues with BSOD and i can't find out why or how it happens. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
thank you. I've never used a forum before, and have no idea what else to do in my position. I uploaded the files that you will need to solve this if you can, thanks again. Also my temps read around 40-60 because i play mmos, and my rear fan runs hard core alot even with case open, and idk if its just the fact that its a gaming pc or if it is telling me of a soon to come heat problem.

A:BSOD like many others. New iBuyPower....

Hi,

Uninstall Avast then use the removal tool. Set Windows Firewall and Windows Defender to Automatic and start them too, using services.msc.

Update Realtek HD Audio codec driver from their website:

RTKVHD64 RTKVHD64.sys Fri Mar 29 09:40:06 2013 (515599B6)

Update motherboard bios to newest version.

Likely that the memory is not configured well, mismatched, or defective.

Please attach a screenshot of CPU-Z first tab, one of memory tab and one each for each stick of RAM of SPD tab - along with newest crash dumps - if necessary after completing the above. (Or perhaps Avast removal is the trick instead.)

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These prices look too good to be true...are they?
 

A:IBuyPower & CyberPower PC

I should clarify -- is there an increased risk of getting a broken machine, and if that happens, how is the support? Resellerratings.com has some mixed opinions.
 

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Hey all, new to the forums and in pretty serious need of some help. I bought an IBUYPOWER prebuilt gaming rig last... April I think, and its been working great for me. Recently however ( the last month or so), the sound keeps going out. It went out for about a week before randomly coming back (nothing I did), and now its been gone for about 2-3 weeks. The sound icon down by the clock shows a red x and says that no speakers are plugged in. I've tried a bunch of things to try and get my audio back on, but no luck. I'm not sure what I would need to provide here for anybody to help me, or what I SHOULDNT post for security reasons, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Some important notes
*I have Windows 7
*I have two jacks for my speakers, one in the back where you would typically expect to find one, but also an additional one in the front panel. Neither one apparently works, leading me to believe its a driver issue.
*Gosh idk what else to put down! any help would be greatly appreciated, I used to think I was capable with computers but this seems to be beyond me

A:Sound Issues on my IBUYPOWER PC

nothing? anyone?

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Hi everyone...I'm in the process of getting a new computer and I'm currently looking at this online place called www.ibuypower.com ... basically that site lets you choose the components and they'll put it together for you. I searched the parts on NewEgg and the price actually came out higher hahah

Anyway, what's troubling me is that a look at their ratings at ResellerRatings.com is "great" http://www.resellerratings.com/seller2001-p3-s1-d1.html

So my question is has anyone here had experiences with that company along with suggestions, etc. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Buying Comp From www.IBuyPower.com

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Hey!
What seems to be wrong us that the UEFI can't seem to detect the harddrives when determining boot order? That's my best guess. I really have no idea. If I load Bootable media, such as my installation drive, it detects it just fine and all my components are fine and I'm able to format and install as I please.
However, I'm unable to access the UEFI configuration, as the pc just stops.
Twice in the past few days it's been able to work itself out and boot as normal, so I know it's not a harddrive issue, but it's extremely rare.
I formatted and installed a fresh windows on a secondary drive to see if that would help to both avail.
I have a video showing what happens, but I can't upload it

A:ibuypower Valkyrie CZ 27 boot hang

Post a link to the video.
You can upload the video to a free file hosting service (I suggest One Drive).

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thinking of using their customize website to purchase a gaming system. seems in my price range but reviews i have read are mixed but some of the bad reviews were from 2005-2006.

has anyone used them recently that be willing to let me know how they are? thanks!
 

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deciding between fry's lenovo k330-77275su and best buy's ibuypower bb9371 ? maybe ibuypower 3rd gen. i7 bb982p; i'm worried about ibuypower using 'micro' motherboards; these 2 ibuypower computers both have 1 free pci slot, the lenovo has 2, i think; i might want to upgrade ram to 16gb , and upgrade video card at some future point, i would onlly use this machine for gaming: should i worry about the 'micro' motherboard issue ? lenovo is $950, ibuypower's are $840 and $1000, respectively; thanks i might have to upgrade power supply if i upgraded the video card at some future date; thanks would i be able to make these 3 upgrades to the ibuypower desktops ? thanks
 

A:gaming desktop: lenovo or ibuypower ?

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I am having difficulties with my mouse because it seams to stop working correctly after a few minutes of my pc turning on. My pc is brand new and we have tried using different mouses, changing the driver, uninstalling all programs we though would have affected it, scanned for viruses and defected programs, and more. I have an IBUYPOWER computer and I do not know what is wrong, does anyone have any idea how to fix this? I am very frustrated since I just got a new pc and this has been doing his for quite a while
 

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Back in December 2009 I bought a computer from iBuypower. I have just recently noticed how slow the install is because I got a new copy of Windows 7 for my 13inch MacBook Pro(2.66 Core2, 4GB RAM) and it seems to run games faster and be more stable. Could it just be a early version of 7 that is causing the problem? or is it hardware?

iBuyPower Specs:
Core i7 OCed 3.2GHz
12GB RAM at 1600Mhz
2x1TB RAID 0 HDD
ASUS P6T SE
ATI 5850 1GB

A:Slow Windows 7(iBuypower Disc)

Your over clock maybe causing it to slow down.

Heat can cause issues with Hardware, and can you post pictures of the insides of your case.

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I'm just going to make a long story short and say this: I bought an ibuypower laptop (Battalion HEL80) a while and I had to format. Unfortunately I don't have the driver disk for my network card (wired and wireless) and I don't know what the exact model or who the manufacturer is. Does anyone know what kind of card this laptop would have or know of some way I could get the model number?

A:Can't Find Network Drivers For Ibuypower Laptop

Hi Jage_B. Try an application like Everest. It should be able to tell you who the manufacturer is of all of the hardware components in the system. Whether or not drivers are available is another question lol.Here's a link for Everest: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System...e-Edition.shtmlCheers.OT

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Hey everyone,
I have a 2 year old laptop and two weeks ago it stopped charging. So I took it to a repair shop that fixed it and then this week it stops charging. My wife and I noticed a funny smell the past few days. I am short on cash so we i opened my laptop up and took my motherboard out. It is dark brown all around the dc jack and there are melted parts that dripped down.
Can anyone tell me what should be my next step? Can I fix this? Or is it not possible?
I have some pics attached.
 

A:Ibuypower i-series 801 burnt motherboard from dc jack

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I'm just going to make a long story short and say this: I bought an ibuypower laptop (Battalion HEL80) a while back and I had to format. Unfortunately I don't have the driver disk for my network card (wired and wireless) and I don't know what the exact model or who the manufacturer is. Does anyone know what kind of card this laptop would have or know of some way I could get the model number?
 

A:Can't find network drivers for ibuypower laptop

I believe it uses an Intel 945PM chipset.

If so it probably uses an Intel NIC. You can download the chipset drivers from here: http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-df-external/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=N&ProductID=816&DwnldID=12150&strOSs=45&OSFullName=Windows*%20XP%20Home%20Edition&lang=eng
And the NIC drivers from here: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/scr...&OSFullName=Windows* XP Home Edition&lang=eng
 

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SF

Today my boss got her new laptop from IBUYPOWER (Gaming Computers and Gaming Notebooks - Buy a new Gaming PC - iBUYPOWER). When I checked the package contents it included a slip of paper that has the Microsoft labeling with Windows 7/Windows Vista product key on it. When me and her chose the laptop we opted for the $25 dollar mail-in-rebate for the upgrade. I don't know about you guys but I was VERY surprised and am a little hesitant to perform an upgrade with the RTM ISO and type in the key...

What do you guys think?

Chris

A:IBUYPOWER gave out my boss' Win7 Upgrade Key today

I don't see that it wouldn't work, as long as you use the proper version that they key was provided for.

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Hello, Ive had this PC for about a year, now its getting a little bit slow to load apps, thing like firefox or games, Id like to improve it, when I run the windows tool for improvement, it gives me a low score because of my harddrive, im thinking about replacing it my self, ive never done anythings like that, any simple Doityouself guide / video tutorial you can recommand me, and what type for harddrive should I look for ... ?

Ive run tools like auslogics boot speed, several defrag, I use about 1/3 of the harddrive maybe. I try thing to run it smooth, any other ideas ? increase memory also ?

Also ** I want to change the fan, since I bought it its the only down I can say about this PC, its really noisy , any idea what I can replace to make it run quietly, the sound is similar to a vaccum sometimes lol..

thanks
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7221312&CatId=4928

iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 564D3 Gaming PC - AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz, 4GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, ATI Radeon HD 5570, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 

A:Solved: Tweaking needed iBUYPOWER Gamer Power 564D3

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Simple, built-in Mixer streaming provides low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to watch or interact with other gamers?no extra hardware or software required, while Xbox Play Anywhere enables you to buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Stay connected with your gaming community through the Xbox app and the power of Xbox Live.

Let?s take a closer look at the gaming PCs announced this week:

iBUYPOWER Case Builder


Built with creativity in mind, the Case Builder project allows you to configure the look and structure of your computer case upon purchase. Paint your canvas and fuel your imagination with the Snowblind Element, featuring a transparent LCD monitor display embedded into the PC case.

Designed and engineered by iBUYPOWER, the RGB Cable Combs serves as the final piece of the RGB puzzle, illuminating your exceptional cable management.

MSI
MSI launched three brand-new gaming products at CES: the new Optix gaming monitor line-up, new gaming desktops, a motherboard, a graphics card, and the new GT75VR Titan Pro with Killer Wireless-AC 1550.

MSI introduces the new Optix MPG Series


MSI is proudly expanding its Optix gaming monitor line-up with the MPG curved gaming monitors. The new Optix MPG series will consist of two 27-inch monitors, the Optix MPG27C and Optix MPG27CQ. These mark the next level in MSI gaming monitors with a curved VA panel with an 1800R curve. Both models feature a 144Hz refresh rate and 1... Read more

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Hey there,

I have about $1,500 dollars to spend on a new computer give or take, and I dont feel comfortable enough to build my own so i've been waiting for the i7-2600 to come back out and I saw this one at costco... http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11513502&whse=BC&Ne=4000000&eCat=BC|84|56671|78518&N=4047242&Mo=37&pos=0&No=5&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&cat=78518&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&ec=BC-EC10600-Cat56671&topnav= (i would have to add a video card to it)...
or if someone could build me one at www.ibuypower.com for the same kind of cash that would be awesome as well.

Thanks in advance,
Brannon
 

A:This computer with a better video card or a iBuyPower computer?

?$1400 @ cyberpowerpc - modify as desired.

CPU: Intel® Core? i5-2500K 3.30 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
HDD: 1.5TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+19] (Single Hard Drive)
MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module [-64] (Corsair or Major Brand)
MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX/SLI] GigaByte GA-P67A-UD4-B3 Intel P67 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe x1 & 2 PCI [B3 Stepping] [+69]
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [+260] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
 

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I have lost my favorities in both of my computers after upgrading to 10 and IE11. Never had a problem before until I upgraded. What is the fix and how do I get them back??????

A:My favorities have all disappeared from IE11. How do I get them back and is there a fix so they don't disappear again. I have 2 computers and I have lost them on both computers!!!!

how do I get them back??????

Try File History.  But you may need to be quick.  It starts saving the empty folder as a "version", so then depending on how many versions you have and how much time elapses between versions you really won't have any Favorites.  BTDT. 
Still have no idea why they keep disappearing (mostly on Surface RT (W8.2).
Robert Aldwinckle
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Im new to this service.  I cant resent my dns.  when I do I lose internet access,, lots of other stuff.  I had my computers fixed by professionals in October $$$ and now everything is back. 

A:I am Hijacked all computers. changed dns computers set as client no admin

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I have 3 computers at work set up on a local network and connected to a router. My internet connection is DSL. I have no problems accessing websites, ftp servers, and other types of servers. I can ping other IP addresses as well. At home, I have one computer with DSL also. I can access everything from this computer as well.

Here is my problem: I have an ftp server and a hotline set up at work. Other people can access both servers with no problems. I cannot access it from my home computer (nor can I ping my router). I then set up an ftp server and a hotline server at. Again, other people can access them, but I cannot from work. Also, I cannot ping my home IP from work (I can ping others just fine).

Could somebody please tell me what I'm doing wrong? I really would like to get this problem resolved.

THANKS!!!
 

A:Work Computers Cannot Access Home Computers

Are the home and work PC's set up on a WAN through your ISP or are they just on the Internet? Are you trying to connect from the PC's behind the router? Sounds like it is using some kind of network address translation that the other ends FTP doesn't accept. Look at the log on your FTP client for a clue as to why it's not connecting. Don't use IE for an FTP client because it has no log you can read. Use something like WS_FTP
 

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A question my husband just posed. We share a computer room - me on a desktop hooked into a cable modem - hubby on a laptop just going wireless! He asked me if I thought my computer could affect his laptop even though we are not hooked together. Is that possible???? I know that phones or other things can affect computers (?) right or am I off base with that? Thanks for any info. Pip
 

A:Computers affecting Computers

depends on what kind of "effect" we are talking about, usually, if one computer is wireless, then you have a wireless router, and your pc, though not wireless, would still be connected to that same router. So, in that sense, they are a little "connected" to each other. But it would be important to know what kind effect he is worried about
 

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Three Computers on a home network.
Desktop in Office (Windows 7) . Wife's Laptop (Windows 7). My laptop ( Vista unfortunately). Norton Security Suite and all three. I have a network setup and a Homegroup established.

Everything was setup and working so that I could share files between all three. My wife was able to open a desktop file make changes and save it back to the desktop computer.

All of that changed. Now we get a message when trying to save the file. "You do not have permission to save in this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission".

I have given the entire "MY Documents" sharing permission to everyone.

I have checked everything. I have looked over all kinds of forums and nothing has worked.

I am to the point of doing a complete reinstall of Windows 7 on my Desktop. I have spent tens of hours on this.

Any ideas?

A:Networked Computers - can't save files on networked Computers

Disable Norton on the Desktop, see if that fixes it. If not try disabling it on the other computers.

Do this only for testing. Re-enable when done. If it fixes the problem then you need to look at Norton to see how to allow access from the other computers.

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As the topic says, I'm having an issue where a computer on a network cannot see the other computer on the network.  It is able to connect to the internet, and I double-checked based on earlier threads and the network discovery IS ON.  This computer
is able to create a Homegroup and the other computer on the network is able to see the shared folders when it joins the homegroup, but I cannot create a homegroup on the
other computer and have this computer see it to join it.  The other computer sees this computer in Windows Explorer under Network, but as far as the problem computer is concerned, it is the only computer on the network.
Despite this, when I open up the Network Map, it shows both computers, the router, and the modem.

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Hello,
Currently I have about 10 computers connected on the same network. I am having a problem connecting/pinging from one computer (fax server) to the main server, even though they are on the same network. I can even ping  From the fax server, I can connect/ping
to all of my other computers. From all the other computers, I can connect/ping to the main server. Thus, it seems that the problem is only the specific connection between the fax server and main server.
When I view "Network" on the fax server, the main server appears as one of the several computers that is "connected". However, when I double click the main server's icon, I get the error: "Windows cannot access \\BDEServer".
When I double click on other computers' icons, I am able to get through with no error message. 
I have tried messing with the Firewall, and the problem is not fixed. I have changed the advanced sharing settings (in Network) to no avail. I would really appreciate any recommendations. Thank you very much!

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Hello,

Despite our best efforts to prevent it, (spyware, adaware, etc) since we upgraded to XP on this computer, we have had nothing but trouble. I have cut and pasted our hijack this log for your perusal and advice.

I appreciate all that you can offer us in this mess we have. Thanks

Deb in Pittsburgh

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.3
Scan saved at 9:16:22 PM, on 12/28/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsrte.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\PERSON~1\MPFSERVICE.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMTray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\CSBB\CSv10P070.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ehmfsii.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\wsxsvc\wsxsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\vmss\vmss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\sensevt.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\CSBB\csAOLldr.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
c:\progra~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcvsescn.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\PERSON~1\MPFTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\iacfo.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MCAFEE.COM\PERSON~1\MPFAGENT.EXE
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A:Help! Another of Our computers is being taken over by Pop-ups

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Hi, I have 5 IP address and need to network 7 computers.

Currently, I have 4 computers with fixed IP addresses and 1 router using the 5th IP.

The router with the last IP is serving the last 3 computers, but these computers can't access the shared files or printer on the IP network!

Am I crazy for thinking the PC's on the router should be able to access the IP network's shared files and printers?

All computers are on the same workgroup and have the same host mask, 255.255.255.248

Any advice on how to get the 3 computers on the router to have direct access to the IP network?
 

A:DSL w/ 5 IPs for 7 computers

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I have a wireless network with 2 laptops and a desktop (which has the router). All 3 can access the internet. Laptop 1 and desktop see each other. Laptop 2 (which has windows 98) sees only laptop 1 (which has windows 2000). Althoug h 2 can see 1, it can't access its files (asks for password, when I type in laptop 1's password, laptop 2 says it is incorrect. Desktop (which has xp) sees laptop 1. Laptop 2 (the problem one) can ping the other two. Help, please with this mess!
 

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I am trying to connect to computers and it was working so I tried to ping Computer A(Wired) from Computer B(Wireless) and i get no reply. they are both on the same router and i can ping Computer C(also wireless) from Computer B. Any ideas?
please feel free to send me an email
Thanks
Steve
 

A:computers not seeing each other

Failure to ping is almost always a firewall configuration issue.
Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
or
PING <computer name>

Where:
<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Windows Zero Configuration (wireless configurations)
Workstation

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Hello

I am having some trouble in seeing networked XP computers through Vista. I click 'Network' from the start menu, and I don't see any XP computers. The XP and Vista computers are on the same workgroup: MSHOME. When I ping the XP computers from vista, I get a timeout response. I have turned off the firewall service. I can see the Vista computer from XP fine.

Please Help

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A:Cannot See XP Computers

I have XP <=> Vista. It's been awhile since I set it up. But I think I came to the conclusion that the easiest way to go was just to use the Public folder on the Vista machine and the Shared Documents folder on the XP Machine. I have an external hooked up to my Vista machine and I don't have any problem turning on sharing to the folders there so I think the main hassle is the stuff on the XP PC. I turned off fire wall and also all virus protection Windows Defender stuff.

See if this is any help

Enabling Simple File Sharing in Windows Vista

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I have three home computers networked with a 3 port Ethernet router. They are hooked to a cable modem that works fine allowing internet access on all three computers. All three computers are using Windows 98 SE. The problem is that I cannot get the computers to look at each other. They see themselves in the Network neighborhood but they will not recognize one another. I was told to set up everything in the following configuration :

Right clicking on the Network Neighborhood
1.Client for Microsoft Networks is set up.
2.File and Printer sharing for Microsoft Networks is set up and
Browse master is on automatic for each of the computers.
3. TCP/IP (Home) Realtek RTL8029 (AS)PCI Ethernet NIC is set up like this:
IP Address: Obtain an IP address automatically
WINS Configuration: Use DHCP for WINS Resolution
Gateway: empty
DNS Configuration: Disable DNS
Binding has everything clicked

The hard drives and printers are all clicked to share
What else do I do? Or What am I doing wrong?
 

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I am new to computers i have used them before but never owned one until recently. a couple of things keep popping up one being this:
cookies:[email protected]/
This has appeared twice now on my system scans, I got rid of it once with help from a friend but its back. what can i do to prevent and or get rid of this thing.
Two: is this comes up right after i log on to the computer
Error loading C:\Windows\system32\gzmrotate.dll
The specified module could not be found.
What is this and can i fix it..i don't know what it could be harming and or causing problems with but all i know i that it wasn't there one day and its there now. Any help would be wonderful.

Thanks,
Raevyn

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Hello raevyn,Welcome to Bleeping Computerwhat anti virus and Spyware applications are you running?Description: gzmrotate.dll is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. The file size on Windows XP is 61440 bytes.This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your Internet browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as your browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. The unique ID of this BHO is 6FA3DF44-D34D-4538-9B82-136D43126F30. There is no description of the program. The program has no visible window. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. It is able to monitor Internet browser. The service has no detailed description. Program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). It is not a Windows core file. gzmrotate.dll seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 99% dangerous. file.netI would suggest you Run your malware tools. Scan from Safe Mode.You should definately run SUPERAntiSpyware.( Free Home Version) Download, install and update it.Then reboot into Safe mode and scan. Run full scan on your C or root drive.Delete /quaratine everything it finds. Should find both items. If you cannot enter safe mode then run it from normal mode.

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I have a mobo that has room for 5 IDE cables, I hooked up a hard drive to most of them, Planning on using them for storage. I then networked my pc and the one with all the Hard drives in it. And unplugged the monitor and keyboard/mouse. What is the best way to use the space I have now? I mean, I enabled file shairing on all the drives. But I cant see how much room I have on each drive. any cool ideas?
 

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I have an ADSL router at home and have 3 computers hooked up to it, all on DHCP. One is running win98, one is running win2000 and one is running winXP.

Everything was working fine up till a couple of days ago when on the win2000 machine my dad installed Intel VPN connectivity software. All of a sudden the computer could not see the others anymore.

I proceeded to uninstall the VPN software, but it did not change back to the way it had been functioning before. I still can't see the other computers from the win2000 machine when i type \\computername into the start-> run box.

In the router's DHCP table i am able to see all three computers and their respective IP's. The win2000 machine can also ping the other two IP's.

I've checked all the settings that I can think of for file sharing and such. I'm all out of ideas at this point. If you guys could help me out that would be great
 

A:Seeing other Computers on the Lan

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We have two desktop computers [running XP] and one laptop running Win2000
A technician installed a Netgear wireless router and ran cable connections to all three computers.
All three computers can connect to the Internet, but the Laptop cannot cannot be seen by the two desktop computers?
How can I fix this?
Please advise.
I have now put Blueyonder PC Guard onto my laptop.
Thanks.
 

A:Two computers in LAN cannot 'see' the third one?

Checklist for networking Windows Machines with TCP/IP
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- PCs which are not XP must have TCP/IP installed.
- Each PC must have a unique computer name.
- Each PC must have a network share defined.
- ALL NICS must be on the same subnet (e.g. IP 192.168.0.* subnet mask 255.255.255.0).
- XP PCs must have Netbios over TCP/IP enabled (only essential for XP to talk to W9X PCs).
- MS Client and file & printer sharing must be enabled on each machine.
- All NICs must have their node type = anything except p-node (peer to peer, or point-point).
* To check, open a command prompt and type IPCONFIG /ALL.
- XP's ICF firewall is permanently disabled. (Only necessary for pre XP SP2).
- All 3rd party firewalls are disabled, uninstalled and deleted (until connection is working).
- PCs have the same workgroup (helps, but not essential for XP/2K, necessary for 9X/ME).

Allow 15 mins after rebooting a PC for that PC to appear in the workgroup, or
for it to see all other PCs. Or you can search for the PC by its computer name.
Additional things to check if you still have problems:
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- Check your Services are Started on all PCs: Workstation, Server, TCP/IP Netbios helper, Computer Browser.
- XP gives access to its shares via the Net Guest Account. (Note, not the same as the local guest account in user accounts which should be off). Net Guest Account is enabled by default in XP, but... Read more

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Hi...first post here! Here's my situation.....

I've come upon some major "computerage" in this last year. I used to just have my old HP Pavilion DV4000 laptop. Well, then I got married and my wife had an HP desktop. Then her father gave us a Toshiba Satellite laptop he couldn't use, and now we just got an iPad. Pretty overwhelming! Anyway, I'm trying to get everything sorted and settled, and here's what I've got.

HP DV4000 - It had XP installed in it, but it was running slow and I think contracted a virus, so I wiped the hard drive last night and now I think I'll run the recovery CD it came with. So it should be back and going strong with XP in it.

HP Desktop - I don't know the model, but it's only a few years old and it's running VISTA. I like it, and it's performing well, so my plan is to leave it alone.

Toshiba Satellite - Again I don't have the model with me, but it's probably 5 years old. It also runs XP. What I'm thinking about doing with it is loading in Windows 7 (I'm a student so I can get it for $67 ). I ran the Windows 7 compatibility checker thing on it, and I think it was okay except for few minor things...I need to double check again. But I think it will take Windows 7 without too much hassle.

My question is....is this the way to do it? Is having 3 OS's a bad idea??? Or a pretty good idea? Also, if it's smart to have 3 OS's, am I putting them on the right computers you think? Obviously in order from oldest to newest it's the D... Read more

A:3 computers, 3 os's?

One other thing I forgot to mention, I also have a wireless home network. Everything is connected wirelessly to the router (even the desktop, reason is the router is in it's own room). But I am going to set up a network drive that can be shared by all three computers, and also I have a printer that is hard wired into the desktop that I am going to set up to share. Didn't know if that would make a difference in what I do....thanks!

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Does anybody have a good resource for working with old Pentium 166 computers? I'm starting a new job on monday and they have about 20 Pentium 166's with various problems that they use for teaching classes that need to be fixed up. I'm gonna have a hell of a time finding out which jumpers are what on the motherboards with no manuals, does anybody know of a good site where I might be able to find some info on the older technology?
 

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You may get some info here
http://www.motherboards.org/
 

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I have an issue where something keeps changing my passwords it's happening on both of the computers in my house 1st is hp pavillion notebook amd processor that came with w7 pro and this computer also hp notebook running w8 I don't know how to fix it and I've tied hitman pro, malwarebytes, adware removal tool, junkware removal tool, kapersky cleaner, norton eraser all came back saying my computer was good but it keeps donig it

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I need suggestions as to what to do as my computer systems are not seeing each other, even though they are browsing the internet and i can ping each computer using their acquired IP address.I'm using a TPLink 8-port switch,an internet modem which was cascaded. the OS of the systems are Win7 & Windows XP. Thank u
 

A:Computers not seeing each other

it maybe a firewall blocking access
would you provide make and exact models of all the equipment you have

heres some articles on sharing between windows 7 and XP
Here&#8217;s how you can get your Windows 7 PC to share printers and files with XP and Vista PCs--and even a Mac.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/184232/set_up_your_home_network_windows_7_edition.html

Complete Guide to Networking Windows 7 with XP and Vista
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15247/complete-guide-to-networking-windows-7-with-xp-and-vista/

Share-files between windows7 and xp
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-xp/

I need to share files between windows xp and Windows 7
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...s-xp-and/ac06b348-648c-41e5-aa9b-109abf314e85

Here&#8217;s how you can get your Windows 7 PC to share printers and files with XP and Vista PCs--and even a Mac
http://www.pcworld.com/article/184232/set_up_your_home_network_windows_7_edition.html
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12246/share-a-printer-on-your-network-from-vista-or-xp-to-windows-7/
 

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Hi everyone....I have a question. I really don't know much about computers. But the other day I bought 4 Dell Pentium 4 computers from a school auction. When I get home and turn them on, they all say the same thing.... it goes to the Blue dell logo, and then next to a black screen that says "Press F1 to reboot, or F2 to setup utility", but then when I press F1, it says the same message over and over. What do I have to do? did the school disenable something, or is there no operating system?...I have no clue. Can someone help please?
Thanks
Sonia
 

A:help with my computers

The school likely erased the hard drives, which wiped out the Operating System. Do they even have hard drives in them?

Now is as good of time as ever to put linux on them if they are missing the OS.
 

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Computer's one barmy - no idea what's up with it :\
the minimise/maximise/close things have been replaced with 0 2 and r

scoll bar arrows have been replaced with numbers and the writeing's gona ll small and weird

but only in places

tried ajusting text size and display thingys, tried rebooting, running anti spyware/virus things and scandisk but it's not doing much :\
any ideas?
cheers
 

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run this online a/v
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
run
adaware
spybot
cwshredder
hijack save to it's own folder,then run it and post the log in the security forum,for one of the experts to advise you on
you can get the programs here
http://www.spywareinfo.com/downloads.php?cat=all
and there is a freeware program here BHODemon you might find worth having
http://www.definitivesolutions.com/bhodemon.htm
 

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my friend brought over his computer and we were planing to share files. but we cant see each other on network neiborhood. we both have XP and we are hooked up to a hub which is hooked up to a cable modem. plz help us we have tried everything we could think of.

thankyou
-Stez
 

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