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Some .exe files don't work, despite showing up in Processs tab (others work fine)

Q: Some .exe files don't work, despite showing up in Processs tab (others work fine)

My problem is as follows: when launching some .exe files, either by double-clicking in Explorer or by having another program launch them, they show up in the Processes tab in Task Manager, take up some memory, some threads and some handles, and then stay
at 0% CPU and nothing else happens. Launching the file again only adds a new process, equally "dead".
The weird thing is that some files work fine: Chrome, Steam client and at least one Steam game, regedit.exe, msconfig.exe, Adobe reader, VLC media player, one compiled AutoHotKey script...
The ones that conspicuously don't work are OpenOffice (all its .exes), many Steam games, installers for new programs (such as OOo),
other compiled AutoHotKey scripts, Pure Data.
None of these problems seem to appear in Safe Mode.
So lots of stuff still works, but I'd love to fix this and be able to work on text documents and spreadsheets again...
What I've tried so far:

updated Windows to all it asked forsfc /scannow returns no problem at all (just ran it again now)chkdsk /r /f, everything is finetried a system restore, which failed even in Safe Mode, with the message about antivirus software preventing it from doing its jobuninstalled AVG, which was only possible in Safe Mode, am now running the free trial of Malwarebytes, which says everything is fine after a scanfollowed the instructions to correct .exe file association in the registry found here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2688326
...and still nothing.
Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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Preferred Solution: Some .exe files don't work, despite showing up in Processs tab (others work fine)

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So just as the title says. I've look up fixes to see if it is a registry problem but for the standard fix my situation doesn't apply. Plz help I really don't wanna re-install again.

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

A:Rom drives work fine but not showing up in my computer.

How do they "work fine"
Are you able to copy files, install software, play music, etc?

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I have done a search and realize there are several threads here that address this, but I haven't been able to solve this. This is the same laptop that I posted a thread about with the bad power button. Not sure if the two are related, since the two problems seemed to crop up around the same time. Anyway, I've tried HP's troubleshooting, but haven't gotten the speakers to work. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers, checked the volume (duh), and attempted to do a system restore. Unfortunately, I didn't realize that system restore had been apparently been disabled for some time, and there were no restore points to choose from. I've googled this of course, and besides the things I've tried, it seems that either the headphone jack switch is stuck or the speakers are dead. Would both speakers give out at the same time? I've tried jiggling/rapidly pulling a headphone plug in and out to dislodge the switch, no dice. Anymore ideas I can try? I've been using external speakers plugged into the headphone jack, but this gets annoying after awhile.

A:HP dv6108nr speakers don't work; earphones work just fine

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Im using Windows 2000 5.0 build 2195, service pack 4

Physical memory available 261,616k

When I try and download AdAware or files received via hotmail & gmail, sometimes it gets about 10% done then stops, sometimes it doesnt start at all.

Im using firefox and ie6

Ive cleared the cache for both, Im allowing 500mb for tempory files (but I've deleted all those), I have 2gb free on my C drive.

I suspect I might not have write rights to my documents&settings/temp file where this stuff would go whilst it was downloading (maybe?) - I've gone into properties for Administrator etc under C:\documents & settings and checked I had full write/read control over everything but thats when I stop pretending I know what I'm doing.

Thanks for helping, if you can!



ps I can upload large files easily. Youtube and emule also stream/download files no problem.

pps I have unlimited broadband.

A:Can Not Download Files From Net Or Email..streaming Sites & Fileshares Work Fine

this is whats running on my PC when I've shut down pretty much everything, if this helps.could I be missing something important?Cheers chaps

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hey, im aware that this problem is pretty frequent after browsing forums a couple of times but never actually found a solution to the problem.

ok, so, few months ago, my computor was pretty messed up, swamped with viruses etc

so ive cleaned my pc up, roughly got everything back on track

apart from audio

k so audio works fine with any media players installed on my pc, wmp, winamp, vlc, nero, real, etc. fine, movies and music, even online radio1 works

the problem is that, where you control the windows audio in the little minimized icon which is found on the bottom right taskbar, that has dissappeared, which probably has something to do with it, but also, when i have numerously attempted to play audio videos on youtube or myspace, or music on myspace/profiles, that kind of thing

i get no sound at all, video generally plays fine just no sound whatsoever

im curious as to how it happened in the first place, but also would ideally like to find a solution for it as it is quite annoying

any advice would be greatly appreciated

A:windows sound icon gone, no youtube/myspace audio, media files work fine though

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I just bought starcraft today, "Love that game" wen i put it in the d:/ it starts to load but just keeps on spiining the cd like it cant read it or something, its brand new cd. and audio cd's work fine, even warcraft worked wen i tried it, I dont understand, I have a dell 4600 this should not be? Any suggestions??

A:cd's work fine, but d:/ wont work for some reason for starcraft, any starcraft fans??

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Friend's computer started up with a Critical Warning image and telling him to download this antispyware thing in order to remove it. Some files that I found connected with this are: FNTCACHE, critical_warning.html, AVR09, winhelper.dll, and 41. I tried running DDS but to no success. Same with Rootkit Repealer. I managed to install and run Hitman Pro 3.5 and Malwares Bytes Antimalware, but both were stopped after a few seconds within scanning. Afterwards, they didn't work at all. Couldn't install Superantispyware or CCleaner. Spybot Search and Destroy was changed to read only and Ad-Aware wouldn't work. Any suggestions? Is there any program out there that manages to get rid of this?

A:Scanners won't work, DDS won't work, and all programs that involve removing files becomes blocked after being used once

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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For Internet Exlorer 9 version 9.0.8112.1642 . prodction id: 03553-997-8992671-00524, OS: window 7 v6.1( number 7601, service package 1)

I use html 5 audio tag one m3 file work another one does not work.
synth-unimrcp982.mp3 work for IE 9

synth-unimrcp98.mp3 does not work for IE 9, but it works on firefox and chrome.
I can not find what the difference. I can not attach mp3 files to you.

Could you help me find what is the problem?
Best  Regards!
Xiaoming Wang
[email protected]

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I have a friend who's computer works great on my network and my computer works great on his network, but when his computer is hooked to his network internet connectivity is slow and intermittantly fails.

Both computers are were connected directly to the router via the same ethernet cable, both units are laptops.

Again, vista believes it is connected to the internet, and it is, but the connection is just horrible. At my house it works beautifully.

His computer that is not connecting:
HP pavilion dv6748us.
procesor is AMD turion64x2
OS VISTA Home Premium 32bit
2 gb RAM

My laptop that worked on his connection is:
old SONY with windows XP pro
1gb RAM

Already have done the following:
Reset internet explorer 7
used the MSCONFIG console to turn off ALL startup processes just in case.
Ran a quick scan with superantispyware

I would have tried a differant browser but I could not download it, took it to my house so I could use a flash drive or let it sit forever and download and to my amazement there was no connectivity issues whatsoever.

A:Solved: Computer functioning fine, network functioning fine, two dont work together.

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I've burned a few movies on some DVD-R's with no problems. I just bought a pack of DVD-R's of another brand and my Nero DVD writing program says it is an " Illegal Medium " when I try to burn on them. My multi format DVD CD burner has worked fine on every other medium I've used. I'm stuck with 50 unusable DVD's if I can't find a way of getting my burner to use them.

A:One brand of DVD-R's is fine. Another won't work.

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Have purchased a used laptop - Toshiba Satelite, Celeron 600(ish), 192 meg RAM, (max possible) 20gig HD (new - the last one croaked), Windows ME. I like XP. Would it be unwise to install xp home upgrade?

A:Will XP work fine on this little weakling?

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Installing using the DVD went normally. It took a while after I got to the Desktop for the Start Button to become functional.

I was a little disappointed to see they are still using the Microsoft standard size Recovery and EFI system partitions, 300 MB and 100 MB respectively. I was hoping they would change that to 450 MB and 260 MB respectively.

I will be checking the USB install a little later.

A:DVD install seems to work fine..

I was a little disappointed to see they are still using the Microsoft standard size Recovery and EFI system partitions, 300 MB and 100 MB respectively. I was hoping they would change that to 450 MB and 260 MB respectively.

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After two days of trying to install 7 pro 64. I worked out that by removing 2gb of ram I was able to install 7 without any problems. Before it would take hours and then eventually give up. If i try to add the other 2gb stick of ram it hangs at the windows logo.

Ive tried 7 32 bit and that worked fine with 4gb. Also vista 64 bit and that was fine also.

Any suggestions?

2.4ghz dual core, corsair ram, asus pn532 something, 1tb sata

A:Works fine with 2gb but doesnt work at all with 4gb?

We are discussing this already, as we have many times. Have a look.

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit doesn't support 4GB RAM?

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I have a K450 desktop with Win 10 - 64 bit. All of a sudden I have no WiFi. The device manager says the Realtek network adapter is working properly and I have installed a new driver just downloaded using another computer. 
Can anyone help?
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

A:K450 - No WiFi but did work fine

Note I connected a USB WiFi adapter and have WiFi using it. Still nothing with it disconnected.

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I'm running Windows XP, Service Pack 3, 2002 version, Internet Explorer 8. Whenever I try and run Internet Explorer, it says that it can't display the page, for whatever reason, suggesting I diagnose connection problems. I've uninstalled all the toolbars I can find, but that doesn't help a bit. Yet I can properly browse the internet perfectly fine with Firefox 3.5.

It's worth noting two things: I recently had a virus infect the computer, posing as antispyware, which I had to wrestle with for an entire morning before Spybot S&D got rid of it. The second is that the MSHTML.DLL (when i use the command regsvr32 mshtml.dll in the Run window) "loads, but the DLLRegisterServer entry point was not found. This file can not be registered."

Is there anything I can do about this? Any more information you might need?

A:IE8 won't work, but Firefox works fine

I actually fixed the problem myself:

I went to 'Internet Options' -> 'Connections' -> 'LAN Settings' -> and unchecked the proxy server option. Worked like a charm. (however, I think this is only for some types of internet connections. As in, it might not work for everyone, but probly will)

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New Logitech keyboard requires pounding on a key maybe several times B4 it makes it's mark using IE7. Works just fine on Firefox. This happens whether I am typing in Outlook or on an internet page. Weird.

A:New keyboard won't work on IE fine on Firefox

I assume you installed the Logitech keyboard drivers, correct?

If you did, you could just have a bad keyboard. It should still be under warranty, so take it back to where you got is and ask for a replacement.

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

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

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

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

Hello eriknoc, Welcome to TSF!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kind Regards,

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I've spent 2 days on this and am reaching out for help because I'm at a loss.
As the title says, it's only internet internet that's not working.  Other computers on the network are not affected & no proxys in use. IP4 only, same issue on different networks with DHCP or a manual address configuration.
This occurred after the KB2809289 update was installed and the computer rebooted.  I uninstalled it but the problem did not go away.  I am unable to roll back to a prior restore point either, that keeps failing.
I have run with no positive results:
netsh int ip reset & netsh winsock reset
Something that's strange is that when the computer reboots I get a message about "Ruby interpreter stopped working".  Even after disabling all startup apps (but not services).  I'm not sure where this is coming from; I did a system search for the application name (rubyw.exe) and offending module (msvcrt-ruby191.dll) listed in the error message but the only hits were in Appdata/Local/Temp
 Any help or suggestions on where to go from here would be greatly appreciated.
EDIT: Additional Info:
Chrome gives a message: Error 137 (net::ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_FAILED): Unknown error
Firefox gives " Server not found
IE will not open, it crashes without an error.
As mentioned above, DNS is working, If I type in an IP address chrome's error changes to Error 2 (net::ERR_FAILED): Unknown errror.  F... Read more

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My Internet Connection is fine but I'm just having problems connecting to ONE site (http://www.photobucket.com) on the whole of cyberspace. Access was only broken since 2 days ago. I've changed nothing in terms of configuration. I just work up one morning and it became like that. T_T

I am using Netgear WGR614 v4 (Firmware is the lastest version.), Windows XP Professional SP2.

Measures I have taken so far:

1. Cleared Internet Cache and Cookies.
2. Rebooted router, modem and computer.
3. Done spyware and virus checks. (Spybot, Ad-Aware, Norton Antivirus)
4. Tried accessing it in different browsers. (IE7 and Flock 0.7.14)
5. Confirmed that my ISP is not the culprit by doublechecking with a friend who has the same ISP. She reaches the site fine.
6. Turning off Firewall. [Norton Internet Security 2005]
7. Adding http://*.photobucket.com and http://www.photobucket.com to the Internet Options Trusted Sites.
8. Resetted my router settings back to default ones.

Some Observations:
1. My notebook connected to wireless network accesses the site fine.
2. When I rebooted my router, modem and computer, access was granted to me temporarily. IE. I could hit the homepage, but after that access is lost.
3. I can access the site through a proxy server fine.

ipconfig/all gives:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

F:\Documents and Settings\xp>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : winxp... Read more

A:Can't access ONE website. Others work fine. =/

"Hamachi Network Interface"

The above in your IPCONFIG list, is that a real network adapter or it is a VPN soft adapter? If so, do not use the VPN and try connecting to site the internet without going thru the VPN it to see what happens to accessing that site.

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I dont know if anyone can help cause I've looked everywhere online.
For all the more graphically intense games eg: Age of Mythology (offline) , Ijji games, Combat Arms, Maple Story, etc. I've been having some really weird lag spikes that never happened before.

So the game starts off excellent, no lag whatsoever then 5, 10 minutes into the game huge lag spike.

For the fps games the frame isnt frozen just the other people. While my character moves around, a few seconds later people are 20 feet to the left.

Other games (Age of Mythology, Maplestory) is the same except it never really freezes but jumps and its really slow, even though it worked fine for the first few minutes.

I don't know if its my computer or the game. Can someone help?

My Computer Specs are:

HP Pavilion Desktop PC
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
699 GB Hard Drive space
7 GB Ram
NVIDIA GeForce 9100 Integrated Graphics

A:Games work fine then neverending lag.

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I play several games with PHP and now they are timing out. They worked fine last week (no timing out at all) and will start out working and then start timing out.

This site can?t be reached
www.equiverse.com took too long to respond.

I had actually gone to several pages before it timed out.

I am on Windows 7 Home Premium with service pack 1.

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I use an Epson scanner and ABBYY 6.0 OCR software. I'm scanning a few pages of text, and suddenly after the first page, I get message saying FineScanManager has encountered a probkem and needs to close.

I've tried all the simple remedies like discunnecting the scanner, turning off the scanner, rebooting the computer, unplugging the scanner. No Luck. What do I do next?

A:AABBY Fine Reader won't work

I have this program too and at first, had a tech support question of some kind. Their tech support was free and really good. Nice employees there.

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I have been trying to sign into Windows Live Messenger through a variety of ways including the official client and various web clients, but have not been able to connect. I have restarted my computer and router several times which didn't help, but it would appear that it is not a problem with my router as my brother's account works fine on the same connection I have been trying to use. His account is with hotmail whereas I use a gmail account to sign in.
I have received error code 81000306, but have found that none of the suggested trouble shooting methods work
Any ideas?

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I just bought some headphones so I can listen to music or DVDs my compter but I'm getting no sound.

Has anyone had this problem before?

A:Speakers work fine but headphones don't?

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Some websites, such as facebook and dictionary.com, are working absolutely fine.

However, other sites, such as youtube, notdoppler.com, and chatango.com, are not working at all. They don't load and I can't click or scroll down or anything. I can't even close the page so I have to shut the computer down just to get it to close.

Please help me...

A:Some sites won't load at all, while others work fine.

Hello !!

Can i know which browser are you using. If its IE then try to reset IE to default settings. Tools > Internet Options > Advance > Reset.

1, Click start, type cmd in the Start Search box, right-click cmd.exe, click Run as administrator, and then press Continue.

2. Type netsh winsock reset at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

Hope this helps,

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I am suddenly not able to browse with IE8 ! Every page comes up with " Webpage cannot be displayed" after fleeting status message at the bottom which says something like "//ieframe.dll/dnserror.htm#"I have no issues browsing with Chrome or Firefox. Running MAB or Symantec AV does not show up any viruses.What I have tried so far:I have reset Advanced Settings on IE8 with no success.Running IE8 with no-addons also does not make any difference.Finally, I have reinstalled IE8 with no success. I am running XP ProfessionalAppreciate any help !

A:Cannot browse with IE8- but other browsers work fine

Open run type
type ipconfig /dnsflush
this will empty your dns cache and may help !

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This is my kids' computer, we've had it almost one year. It used to work without any problems until about 3 months ago. Every minute or so, Lego Star Wars game freezes, will then unfreeze and work fine for another minute or so, somethimes it crashes completely. Usually after starting game, the screen will blank and the game minimizes itself, you can then maximize and it works fine. I've tried everything I can think of: uninstalled game, reinstalled game, virus scans, spyware scans, driver updates, defrag, disk clean, increased paging file size... If I'm using Radeon 9250 PCI, shouldn't the Intel 828656 Graphics Controller be disabled? Maybe one of the recent automatic updates changed the driver settings. Any advice?

I have the following:

XP 2002 Service Pack 2
eMachines T3995
Intel Celeron D8656VHZ
2.93 Ghz
496 MB
Intel 828656 Graphics Controller
Radeon 9250 Graphics PCI

A:game freezes, used to work fine

Get speedfan from the downloads section and use it to check temperatures and voltages for any unusual readings.

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Hi folks,

I am hoping that one of you whizz kids can help me. For a few weeks now, IE7 only works around 50% of the time. When it stops working it attempts to connect to internet sites but nothing happens. It acts as if there is no internet connection at all. It is the same for all internet sites. I can try it again 10 minutes later (without re-booting the PC) and it will work fine again for a while.

My internet connection is 100% stable and other browsers such as Opera work fine, even when IE7 stops working.

I tried uninstalling SP3, SP2 and IE7 and reinstalling them all but it made no difference. I am currently running XP SP3. I tried posting in the virus/malware section of this site but the experts can see no evidence of any malware or trojans etc. My system appears clean.

Do any of you have any ideas why this is happening? It happens maybe 10 times per day on average and is very annoying.

A:IE7 not working. Other browsers work fine.

By the way, here is a screenshot of IE7 when it is trying to access Google.

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I'm running Win 7 Pro. After installing the Realtek High Definition Audio update, my speakers work fine, but my headphones don't . Say's headphones are not plugged in. Apparently this was a problem in Vista as well. Anyone know a solution? Thanks.

A:Speakers work fine but Headphones don't

Check the internal cabling between the front panel headphone/mic jacks and the motherboard connection for the HD front panel audio. Reseat the cable(s) (unplug then plug back in) at the motherboard end and at the front panel end.

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Hey first visit to the forums.

Went to work last night, was using the computer and everything was working fine. Came home 6hours later to find that facebook wont completely load, along with a few other sites. I can access youtube and reddit without any issues. Tried using both chrome and internet explorer both returning the same result. Went to try and download firefox, could access their home page but got the "oops could not connect error" when trying to connect to the download link for Mozilla. Got the same result when I tried to update flash and java, could load the page but not able to connect to download.

Also, tried to connect to league of legends client and got the RADs error but had connected fine previously.

I dont know what else to try. Ive done a scan with HitManPro and cleared my browsing data. Thats as far as my trouble shooting goes.

I was reading the malware forum and was linked to a sticky "Everyone MUST read this BEFORE posting for help in this forum", am I required to preform and post the results for Hijackthis DDS and GMER? Wasnt sure if that information was exclusively required for the malware forum or all forums.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series, 1024... Read more

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For the past 48 hours I have been unable to open certain websites. 99% of everything else works and loads fine. I have tried clearing the cache, deleting cookies, ran AVG and Ewido, Panda Scan, webutil, uninstalling and re-installing the browser thinking it was just mozilla, but it is the same with mozilla, IE and aol. Please help!! I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:16:20 AM, on 8/21/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1132510574\ee\services\sscFirewallPlugin\ver1_210_2_1\aolavupd.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\mcafee.com\personal firewall\MPFService.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
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A:Suddenly Certain Websites Don't Open While Others Work Fine!

Download Hoster- Unzip it to your desktop.

Open up HosterMake sure that the "make hosts writable?" button in the upper right corner is enabled.
Click back up Host files
Click Restore orginal host files
Close the program

Are you still having trouble with certian websites? What websites will not load?

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I'll begin by saying how it happened:

My PC used to be filled with junk files and had some viruses that got through my anti-virus and couldn't be cleaned. One of my co-workers suggested I do a factory reset, and while I am an avid gamer, I don't really understand much when it comes to hardware, so I let the IT company I usually go to do the reset.

Prior to the factory reset, I had many games on my PC - Two of them were League of Legends, and the non-steam version of an MMORPG called Wakfu.

After the reset, I redownloaded these games, and once I opened the launchers for either of these two games, my PC screen froze.

My specs:

Spoiler: PC specs
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3517U CPU @ 1.90GHz
Manufacturer Intel
Speed 2.4 GHz
Number of Cores 2
Family 06
Model 3A
Stepping 9
Video Card 1 Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000
Dedicated Memory 2.0 GB
Total Memory 4.0 GB
Pixel Shader Version 5.0
Vertex Shader Version 5.0
Hardware T & L Yes
Vendor ID 8086
Device ID 0166
Plug and Play ID VEN_8086&DEV_0166&SUBSYS_05B81028&REV_09
Driver Version
Video Card 2 AMD Radeon HD 8730M
Manufacturer ATI
Chipset Radeon HD 8730M
Dedicated Memory 2048 MB
Total Memory 2048 MB
Pixel Shader Version 5.0
Vertex Shader Version 5.0
Hardware T & L Yes
Vendor ID 1002
Device ID 6601
Plug and Play ID VEN_1002&DEV_6601&SUBSYS_05B81028&REV_00
Driver Version
Memo... Read more

A:PC freezes upon opening games that used to work fine

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So, my email works just fine still but I can't get any pages to load. I didn't make any changes that I can recall. I haven't been using my pc very much lately. The only thing I remember is that the day I noticed that it wasn't working anymore the power had gone out at the house while I was gone. I have no idea what to look into.

Any suggestions?

A:IE won't work all of a sudden... email works fine.

It seems strange that email is working and Internet Explorer is not. Perhaps IE got somehow corrupted. What are you using to connect to the internet - DSL, cable, FIOS, dialup, etc? I try having your modem reset as a first quick easy step. If you have broadband (not dialup), contact your broadband provider - Comcast, Verizon, etc. to assist. If you have a wired or wireless router, try resetting that too.

If still cannot connect using IE after resetting above, a workaround for Internet is using Mozilla Firefox (which personally and other experts think is better and more secure than IE). If you have another computer of a friend or family nearby, it can be downloaded from http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/ and burned to CD (it is only 5.7MB) to install on your PC. If this works for you, then you know there is something going on with IE.

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Got my jumpers all steal from a bad tech place (i happens to unlucky ask aid for repair).
My pc was working fine 'till i have problems with video-card and want a Cmos reboot clear but o' surprise no jumpers on my mobos so i don't even know how it was working or if jumpers are really that necessary, but i can't now even use my pc in normal mode (only 5min run) and got to do it in safe mode with network.
So jumpers gone are the culprits or is a Software problem too?
Or, is my mobos all wrecked?
Somebody told me could it be the Cmos battery, don't Know?

This is my Desktop Pc:
*Intel Pentium Dual Core E5800 3.20GHZ
*Extra Ram 5GB
*MOBOS: ECS G41T-M7 V:1.0.
*OS: Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1 x64Bits
*Dual DDR3 supported
*Nvidia GeForce 7200 GS/7300 SE
*HDD 250GB WDC ATA Device
*no sound card (internal sound)(legacy HW)

Please Help ASAP,

Thanks. Mario (aka) Raunien.

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I can't get my head around this one.

I've not played an audio CD in a while, but I put one in today and it simply didn't work. The PC failed to recognise the CD was in the drive.

I thought it might be the CD and so tried another CD, and another, and one more for good measure - none worked.

I tried a DVD to see if it was the drive, the DVD worked fine. I tried a software CD, that was fine as well.

The drive is slightly old, from my previous PC which I upgraded in December/January. I've not tried a CD since and I'm wondering if the issue has been there all along.

Does anyone have any ideas?

A:Audio CDs Not Recognised - DVDs work fine.

Are they burned cd's? Try a retail audio cd bought at a store if you are trying a burned cd.

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I have IE7 and whenever I open it, I get the tried and true "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" message. I reset all options to default, deleted history and cookies, I even tried rolling back to IE6. Nothing works.

Firefox (and every other program I have that needs internet access) works perfectly. Any ideas on what I should do?

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Hi again, this problem does not apply for me but for a friend, he asked me to post this here since he cannot use any of his browsers.

Recently my friend found out that his browsers does not load most websites. Sites they could load are Google, searches on Google, and TD Canada Trust. Sometimes he is able to load a web page but the images and advertisements would not come up. For Youtube the video loads fine, and fast, but the icons and the images do not. Online gaming and downloads are also in order, which indicates that the connection is stable.

This problem persists for both Internet Explorer and Firefox. He has tried turning off all his firewalls and anti virus programs (windows integrated and Trend micro), resetting internet explorer, reinstalling Firefox, clearing all data, virus scans. Even System Restore to a previous date. Basically all of the basic fixes we could think of, but the problem still exists.

Searching the forums and Googling this did not yield any results, for most of them are Norton-related problems.

Any contribution is appreciated, thank you in advance.

A:Browser does not work, Internet connects fine

Did you try reinstalling firefox or internet explorer? If you could load some websites but not others, it may also appear to be an antivirus block/ad blocker problem. Did he recently install any new antivirus protection?


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Hi, recently i've been having trouble with my computer. I can't get online using Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc. But other applications such as MSN work perfectly.

Im currently using Windows Vista Home Premium SP1. It's a Gateway Desktop, and my virus software is McAffee, and my firewall is Zonealarm. I know my firewall isn't the one causing trouble, because I allowed all my Internet Browsers complete access to the internet. I am networking through a wireless network in my home, which has several other computers/game consoles connected. Not more than 10, I can assure you.

This occured after I updated with Windows Update. I had 2 optional updates that failed, and one of them were completed. When I restarted, it couldn't pass through that green loading bar screen. So I shut it off and turned it on again, taking me to System Repair. I then said yes to taking my computer back to when it was functioning before.

Uhm, I also recently un-installed programs that I don't use. None of them were crucial ones, just programs like old games. But I did un-install Windows Live OneCare Family Safety, because it kept asking my password everytime I wanted to visit a website. Also, I restarted only once after I was all done, so I didn't restart after each program I finished removing.

All your help will be gladly appreciated. I am currently using a temporary computer, but all my documents are on my primary computer, the ones that having problems. Tha... Read more

A:Can't get on any website, but other applications using the internet work fine.

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My work email program - world client - is very slow to open and work with on my desktop, however, it runs fine on my laptop and other sites are also speedy on my desktop..any ideas please???

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I'm trying to help someone who is able to connect to messenger and irc, but cannot open any webpages...hosts file is clean, I transfered HJT to her over msn, and this is her log....I didn't notice anything that should prevent it, but I'll ask the experts here...thank you for any help you can provide

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:33:41 AM, on 11/15/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2007\pavsrv51.exe
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2007\AVENGINE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2007\TPSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Verizon\Verizon Internet Security Suite\Fws.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Authentium\AntiVirus\dvpapi.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\PPRT\bin\ITMRTSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2007\PsCtrls.exe
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A:Cannot connect to any websites MSN/IRC work fine HJT log inside

Hello rhrobert and welcome to TSF,

We prefer a more comprehensive set of logs to assist in detecting any malware that may be present. As noted in our sticky topic (Updated!) IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting A Log, download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop.

What DSS will do:create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.
clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, and Internet Cache Files, and also empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.
check some important areas of your system and produce a report for your analyst to review.
DSS automatically runs HijackThis for you, but it will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have HijackThis installed.

Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt in your next reply.
Please attach extra.txt to your post.
To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:C:\Deckard\System Scanner\extra.txt

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Last time I burned a CD with nero I had no problem, a couple weeks ago.

Now, when I try to load a blank CD into my CD-RW drive, the light just goes red and spins the disc. When I load it into my Iomega DVD+-R/W drive, it recognizes them as blank CD's, and will even start the process of burning with DVD decyptor, but no data is burned and I get a semaphore timeout error.

BUT, DVD's burned from images in the exact same directory as stuff I try to burn to CD burn Perectly Fine.

Furthermore, I tried the CD-R's on a completely different comptuer (although, it is on the network here at school along with my computer) and again, the discs are recognized and loaded and blank, but I get a "disc not suitable for recording error immediately with Roxio and Music Match.

Uninstalling and reinstalling the drives does nothing. My DVD burner works fine in every way except burning CD-R's.

I have tried 5 different kinds of CD-R and CD-RW's now and nothing seems to solve this problem. I ran Norton, Ad Aware, and Spybot last night with nothing out of the ordinary. I did notice that System Restore has been turned off, which is something I would never do (bummer for me, can't try going back with settings). Any ideas???? Thanks for your help

A:BIZARRE - no CD-R's will burn, DVD+R's work fine in same drive

Try uninstalling and reinstalling. Make sure you have the right recorder set in Nero. If that doesn't help. You got me

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Hi, I have a Sony VAIO vgn-cr35s and I changed my hard drive since the previous one broke. And now my new hard drive is running Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit version 6.1 (build 7600) I just wanted to know if the drivers of Windows Vista will work on 7? Because I'm about to download the Ati Radeon X2300 driver from the Sony site but I just wanted to know if it'll work

Thanks in advance!

A:Will Vista Drivers work fine on Windows 7?

Matter of trying. Some do work, some don't.

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Hi All,

Windows IExplored(9)-32 & Crome-32 do not work. (Error 105 (net::ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED): Unable to resolve the server's DNS address.)
IExplorer(9)-64 works just fine. I've been researching my issue for a few days now and have no success inplementing the recommended fixes I've found, which included - I'll rip them off for you, without looking up the exact phrasing:command line winsock flush ets.
"Turn Windows features on or off" uncheck, restart, recheck.
Complete un-install of windows Internet Explorer and re-install (from Windows update module).
Tools\internet options\reset.
There seems to be something fundamental to the Windows 7 64 Ultimate operating system that is preventing the 32 bit browers from working.

There are 2 potential issues that I feel may have contributed to this situation:I had installed ASUS Gamer OSD. When I tried to operate the program, it said I had installed a 32 bit version and it would not run on a 64 but system. Suspecting this to be a potential cause, I tried to unistall it, but it would not go. I bought Uninstall Tool www.crystalidea.com and used 'force removal'. This appeared to largely remove it. I then searched the registry with regedit and removed all evidence of GamerOSD & SmartDoctor (wich was installed at the same time as GamerOSD). Unfortunately this did not fix the situation.
I had also recently installed a Startup delay application to 'feed in' certain startup applications upon booting the system. I wasn't ha... Read more

A:No 32 bit browser does NOT work. 64 bit works fine. Win7-64

Welcome to Seven Forums Zippy2Dix. have a look through this thread:

Internet explorer 32-bit does not work, but 64bit does

Particularly a suggestion in post#38

A Guy

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I have two Etsy stores as RSS feeds in my Favorites Bar so in the blink of an eye I can see when they have new items up. One I made quite a long time ago, an other one I made 3 or 4 days ago.
Now, I want to make some more and I CAN NOT for the life of me do it anymore. I do have to admit that I searched for the right paths to get them right, but now, I can't get it anymore. Is anyone able to tell me how to make a favorite into an RSS feed?

Thank you so much in advance.


A:Made 2 RSS feeds, work fine. Now, I can't get it right anymore. Help!?


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Hi, I connect to a router which is connected to a cable modem. I can't get service but my brother can who has the wireless part. I did a ping test and got a reply. it said 4 sent 4 received 0% lost. I bought a new ethernet cable just in case it was that. And, in a fit of despondency, backed up all my files and did a system store back to factory settings since it is a dell to no avail. I tried repairing the connection and it said IP address couldn't be renewed and when I try to get on the net a little box says I have limited or no connectivity. Ipconfig says
no conection dns suffix
next line has
Since I am having to run from one computer to another, (in separate rooms) nice detailed instructions for what to try that I can print would be great. I am so bummed and I am hoping someone can shine some light on this. I am extremely computer literate when it comes to office software and the like but not so good with terminology so simple instructions would be great. To my knowledge, since I did the restore, I have no firewall in use, but have macafee virus protection. need anymore infoI will be around all day.
Thanks, a truly grateful Wendy

A:Solved: can't get internet to work, wireless is fine

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