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Q: Solved: A Dilemma

A few weeks ago my son & I asked for assistance with removing the free McAfee that came with his new Vista laptop.


The assistance received was right on the money, right down to the "successful removal" after completion of the extra step needed.

The free version of AVG had been previously downloaded and was installed. It was updated and a scan was run that came up clean.

Today, upon starting the computer a message came up that stated that MFC71.DLL failed to start and that AVG was not running. Windows suggested that the problem might be solved by reinstalling the program.

My son downloaded a fresh copy of AVG, to the desktop, and uninstalled the one had on the computer.

When he tried to install the new AVG he got a message that another anti-virus was already running and that he needed to un-install it, first. That's when he called me.

Not being the smartest guy on the block, I told him that, maybe, the MFC71.DLL was involved with McAfee, not AVG. Sure enough, he looked in the security section of his computer and under "Malware" it stated that McAfee Virus scan and Windows Defender were both running. After shutting off Defender that section still said it was running.

We're a bit far apart. He's in Seattle and I'm in St. Pete, FL area. I'm stumped, but that doesn't take too much.

Where do we start? I appreciate any help you can send.

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A: Solved: A Dilemma

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Hi to all @ TGS

My laptop is formatted as NTFS and has a partition of FAT32, which is for backup and is handy if I need to roll back for any reason.

I have 2 external drives and have formatted these to NTFS. All works well but I have since bought 2 flash pen drives and left them as they came which is FAT 32 and their default. I just don't know whether it really makes any difference formatting these to NTFS or just to leave them as they are, please?

Many thanks

A:Solved: USB dilemma

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I was helping the techs set up new cash register equipment where I work (I'm the manager) and ran into a problem. The new equipment is set up and hooked into a Cisco router (has to be). I run some back office software for keeping inventory and the like and need to be able to communicate with the Cisco router. I couldn't just plug the ethernet cable into my existing router and make it work because the Cisco setup doesn't allow for the third octet to be 9, 11, 30, or 31 and the router has an 11 for the third IP octet.

So I went and bought another NIC and installed it (PCI). The onboard ethernet is hooked up to the internet. The one I bought is hooked up to the Cisco router and doesn't require internet. When the New NIC is hooked into the Cisco router's WAN there is "little to no connectivity" and I can't communicate with that system. When it is hooked up to one of the LAN ports I can communicate with that system but can't use the internet in my back office. Obviously I need both to work properly.

Back office system runs XP SP3. New system is XP embedded.

Any suggestions appreciated.

A:Solved: 2 NIC dilemma

Do you have mgmt rights for the cisco router? IF so change the mask and allow yourself to have the 3rd octet be whatever you want.

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I have a computer with an Intel D845EBG2 motherboard, and an Intel 2.53 Ghz Socket 478 CPU. Recently I was trying to put a piece of hardware in, and I accidentally broke a wire on the CPU fan. I went online to check where I could find a replacement fan, and when I found the same exact fan and heatsink that I currently have, I noticed it said that the fan and heatsink was designed for CPU's up to 2 Ghz. Someone gave me this computer, so I didn't buy it or build it myself. Since I'm running a 2.53 Ghz CPU, I was wondering if in some way the CPU could be damaged because of this. Is it safe to buy the same fan and heatsink or will buying a better one that supports the CPU's speed better, or has the damage been done already? Any help will be appreciated.

A:Solved: Processor Dilemma

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had been on winmx for about 9 mos. with no problems,but last week noticed people uploading could connect but files wouldn't transfer. eventually uninstalled and reinstalled but cannot access any files still.i have me with nortonthought maybe update may have blocked access? also noticed when i uninstalled that one file that had to be manually deleted was named "ignore". Not sure how to mess with firewall or even if thats the problem! i like winmx and don't want diff. program. i've spent 3 days trying to fix and now its personal. any ideas??? Thanks

A:(Solved) winmx dilemma

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I just got a new Syncmaster 2232BW and relegated my older 730B to second monitor status. Now, the older one is displaying significantly poorer contrast than before, when I could get by with just the preset settings. Now I cannot even distinguish the lines between column headers or the "zebra-striped" rows in programs such as Itunes.

Also, both monitors were registering in Windows as "Generic PnP Monitor" for drivers. I tried to install the driver that came with the new 2232BW, but it somehow applied it to the older 17" 730B. I reverted Windows to prior to the install, but the picture quality is bad.

Both monitors are connected to my Geforce 8800GTS 640mb video card via DVI-D cables. Is there a "proper" way to connect dual-display setup, or do I need to get proper drivers from Samsung?

I've tried switching DVI cables and reset the monitor's hardware settings to default, so it must something software somehow? I have fiddled with different calibration software, but never liked how they looked in the end and thought that I set things back to default. Is there somewhere online to download color profiles for specific LCD's? It's not totally unbearable, especially that this is now my backup/2nd monitor, and it's totally acceptable for this task, but I'm upset because it was functioning fine before.

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Solved: 2nd monitor dilemma..

Ok, no responses. Oh well, I've stumbled upon the answer myself if anyone is interested, it turned out to be a "digital Vibrance" setting burried deep in the Nvidea control panel that was causing the bad picture. not sure how that random slider got moved ever so slightly, but it sure made a horrible difference.

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I have an interesting dilemma.
About 3 days ago, while playing a game, my fan kicked into a hyper-gear that I've never heard before. This carried on into other activities, such as flash video, computer scans, etc. My task manager shows a correlating spike in core activity and the fan going crazy.
I've done full system scans with avast and quick scans with microsoft security essentials coming up empty. 3 months ago, I upgraded my video card to a radeon 5770 1 GB and my OS to Windows 7 64. My ram is only about 3 GB, but its never been a problem, as only 60% is usually used. This problem is not impeding any activity, but gets really annoying due to the loud and angry fan. I've never experienced this problem before, and would be eternally grateful to the user who helps me resolve this issue.

I ran OCCT, and it shut off 1 minute in because my CPU was "way too hot"...so this is probably fan/hardware problem. Any suggestions?

A:Solved: Core and fan dilemma

As this is marked as solved have you fixed the problem?

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I hace changed my wireless router to a D-Link N system due to the age of the old router. I am stuck in the wireless g zone with all 6 computers connected to this wireless point. I have been researching PCI cards in wifi n for several months but haven't come up with a solid solution to my conversion. I need to replace all of them but don't have a lot of money to do so. All six are currently using a Linksys wmp54g card with all its updates it still is real old and unstable .

You probably say why change all six at once? well because all systems are dual boot running Win 7 and Ubuntu. It's the Ubuntu that won't identify the cards without completely manually installing special features to each OS for the wifi cards to work.

Bottom line, what decent out there low buck w/ good features?

Thanks, Tom

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Is there a way?
I wish to print adhesive jewel case spine labels. I found a source in the US and had them delivered. (Couldn't find a source in the UK via Google)
There are 24 peel off adhesive labels at a pitch of 1cm and centralised on each sheet of 8&1/2 by 11 inch US standard page.
I have tried to use the MS Office label designer but it continually misses the first three rows and gradually drifts off the pitch.
It also prints at the bottom of the label instead of horizontally in the centre.

I have seen a menu choice somewhere on the latter point but can no longer find it on my Epsom SX 445W printer app any longer.

Epsom Help isn't.
Can someone please advise, other wise it's a paste and stick job one by one?

A:Solved: Printing dilemma

Have you done a Google for such a template?

Check out http://www.computer-labels.com/20300-25.html near the bottom is a link for a download of the template.

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I got a problem putting a file on a floppy and then getting it off the floppy between XP Home and WinME.

Either computer will format and save a file to the floppy but it does not want to read or even find any files when the floppy is used on the other computer and the problem is going in both directions.

When I try to access the floppy get a notice that the floppy needs formatted in every instance regardless of which computer that I am using after the file was placed on the floppy.

Using XP Home to start the formatting was FAT32 so the WinME should read the files but no.

But, saving needed monitor drivers on XP Home to a floppy and then putting it in the WinME, on the option to search for another monitor driver I selected to read the floppy and the WinMe took the .inf file off of the floppy so obviously it is reading the disk and just refuses to open A:\.

I can't open A:\ icon on the desktop or through the run command. On both machines I need to see a list of files on a floppy.

A:Solved: Floppy Dilemma.

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Hi all,
Ok hopefully someone can help me, I need to know if there is a way that I can change a cell color that has a hyperlink attached to it. what I would like to do is have the cell (that the hyperlink is in) to be red (red = blank) and when I add a scanned object to a different worksheet (hyperlink) I would like for the cell to change to blue (blue = embedded object).
So that way you can look at the worksheet and if you see red you know that there is nothing in that worksheet, where as if you see blue you know that there is an object in there.


A:Solved: Excel Dilemma

I don't know if this could put you on the right track

With a similar test you could add vba code that checks if the hyperlink is valid then blue else red

Check the link, it may contain some info and links to other links

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Here we go again with my new netbook toy.

It came with XP Home which is great for me. The down side is that it has IE7.

I'm mostly familiar with IE6. I know that support for IE6 is ending soon and at some juncture I'll have to deal with IE8. Hopefully they'll have all the bugs out of it by then.

My question is -- How do I get rid of IE7 and install IE6? (It was never on this machine)

How about--

I down load Firefox.
I click on the IE desktop icon and use Firefox as my default Browser.
I then Uninstall IE7.
I down load IE6 from Microsoft and install.
I click in the desktop icon and use IE6 as my default browser.
Then I can figure out how to use Firefox at my leisure just in case.

Would that work or is there an easier way?



A:Solved: A Browser Dilemma

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I have a two-year old HP Netbook with 2GB RAM and 16 flash memory and
Windows XP Home, which I bought for using in hotspots. I've hardly used it since acquiring a Macbook two years ago. Since MS is not supporting XP any longer and I'm security conscious,
especially at hotspots, I thought of ordering an OEM version of Windows 7 online.

Would Windows 7 run on this netbook? Second, with all the reasonably priced tablets out there, including Google's new offering, am I better off going with that option?

A:Solved: HP Netbook dilemma

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I am trying to get the count of people in a range of data

the range: B1 to B57 (consists of exam marks)
I need to find out how many people have scored > 70 and < 90.


A:Solved: Excel dilemma



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Hey guys, thanks for reading.
My computer came preinstalled with Windows xp Media Center Edition. I dont' have the reinstallation cd for windows mcd, but I do have a windows xp pro reinstallation cd. Could I reinstall windows on my computer with the pro cd and then insert my windows xp media center product key? Hopefully I was clear.

Thanks again, Happy Holidays

A:[SOLVED] Reinstallation of xp mce Dilemma.

You need to have the same version of Windows XP (Home, Pro, MCE) disc and product key or it won't work.

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hello, I am attempting a reinstall on a Toshiba satellite C655, my problem is the DVD/CD player is broken, and when I hook up an external USB DVD player and set boot options to USB, it won't recognize it and bypasses to start up screen.. any suggestions? am i missing something in BIOS? THANKS IN ADVANCE!!

A:Solved: Reinstall dilemma

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I just moved from dial-up to broadband !! Yippee !!

In the process of learning about NAT routers and port forwarding I became (re)acquainted with S-E-C-U-R-I-T-Y !!!!

I got a little spooked.

So I have just bought a new harddrive and with a fresh install of XP Pro I intend to practice "good" security.

My dilemma.

What of my old drives and their data???

I had one drive with 2 partions C: (XP install and apps, P2P ect) and F: (game installs and some movies)

And another drive with 2 partions G: (photos, mp3, PDF and other stuff) and I: (zips and apps and utilities)

I also transfered all the stuff I really wanted (mainly digital media) to an external drive via USB.

I know there are no absolutes when dealing with security -BUT- what is the best way to ensure that my old, possibly compromised but valuable data can live on my new "secure" drive?

My old security practice.......

While on dial-up I used XP Pro /SP2 and ZoneAlarm Firewall (free), SpyBot S&D, AVG Antivirus and had RootkitRevealer and HijackThis logs checked out. I always used (fairly) strong passwords.....BUT.....i was pretty relaxed about windows updates and browsing with scripting....java and activeX , enabled.

I never had any obvious problems but things where..........I dunno....weird. I figured that my XP install was just getting a little long in the tooth.

Any ideas on how I can safely use my old data?

A:Solved: A Security Dilemma

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Good afternoon! Last night I was D/L a movie & suddenly computer went to blue screen. "A problem has been detected & Windows has shut down to prevent damage. Disable or uninstall anti-virus,disk defrag, or B/U Utilities etc. STOP: 0x00000024 (0x00190203, 0x82AFE568, 0xc0000102, 0x00000000) So I tried F8. I tried all the items offered and clicked enter but it brought me back to the Blue Page. I tries F12 and nothing. I have restore disks but I can't get them to operate. Please help! Thanks, Orion

A:Solved: Blue Screen Dilemma

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Im stumped and so I find myself here. Any input to solve this problem is most definitely appreciated.
Goal: Successful Port Forwarding

Westell B90-327W Router/Modem (firewall disabled)
Control outbound traffic initiated from within the local network.
Inbound traffic may be controlled by configuring Port Forwarding.
None All traffic is allowed

Software (prior to recovery)
Zone Alarm Pro for firewall
PC-Cillin internet suite except firewall
Windows Firewall disabled

Software (after recovery)
PC-Cillin entire suite
Windows Firewall disabled

HijackThis log
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:03:04 PM, on 2/26/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_11\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Diskeeper Corporation\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Program Files\RhinoSoft.com\DNS4Me\DNS4MeClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
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A:Solved: Port Forwarding Dilemma

According to the Westell B90-327W Router/Modem router manual the factory default (after a reset) is Firewall Disabled (all traffic is forwarded).

But what exactly are you trying to port-forward and to what IP address?? If you are port-forwarding a port to a LAN IP address other than the LAN IP address of the PC you are running your diagnostics on, then little wonder you see nothing. More details would help folks with trouble-shooting for you, including:

info about the IP addresses on your LAN
the IP address of the diagnostics PC
the specific ports you are trying to port-forward
what is sitting at the end of the port-forward that you are expecting to respond to any incoming traffic on the specified port?
what are you using to show that your ports are open/closed? A port scanner that is reporting the port closed?
If you do have port-forwarding set up correctly on the router, and it is forwarding to a valid IP address on your LAN, and the PC is at that IP address, then the software firewall on the PC (be it Zone Alarm Pro, Windows Firewall, PC-Cillin 2006, whatever) also needs to be set-up to forward the port otherwise it will block it for the target IP address (i.e your PC).

You refer to using Safe Mode with Networking: but that's all a bit of a red-herring, nothing in the port-forwarding assignment in your router has anything to do with this.
Maybe the software firewalls are not running at this point, but otherwise it's not yielding too much useful information.
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I'm working on a sales journal and need to have the total for a certain set of repeated values. I have over one hundred entries per month. How do I get away from entering cell names and numbers repeatedly. For example, I need to have all the 'gas' totals add up automatically without having to type in all the cell names. See attachment - it's much easier to explain using it.

Plz HELP!!!

A:Solved: Excel Worksheet Dilemma

Take a look at the SUMIF function.


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I'll try this category and see if anyone has some advice on a problem of mine.

For whatever reason, my IE has started to not like the back button on certain sites that it never had problems with before. Now I get the annoying "can't get that page without resending the information. Hit refresh and then resend!" window.

It always worked on those sites and other folks have gone there for me and confirmed that it works fine with them. It is extremely annoying and on one business site I have to use daily, it makes negotiating the site extremely cumbersome and time consuming because we rely on it for repetitive back and forth navigation.

I am not aware of anything that changed though I did fight off a trojan 2 weeks back and deleted a few filesbut I don't think I deleted any that shouldn't have been. Does anyone know of a setting in IE or in WINXP that might have been changed and needs to be changed back? Obviously if two of us both using XP access the exact same site and page in the exact same manner and it tells only me that I cannot go back to a page, then there is something on my end that is amiss. Help!

- Castleheart

A:Solved: Back Button Dilemma

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Hey, everyone! I am about to purchase a laptop for college (for both basic computing such as typing and browsing the internet, and for graphic-intensive purposes such as video editing and modern gaming). I am having a dilemma with what graphics card I should get (I'm going to give you all of the specs for the laptop so you can make other comments where necessary about my configuration). My choices for graphics cards are:

1. 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT - For DDR2 Memory
2. 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 130M - For DDR3 Memory ($100 than the 512, and it also requires DDR3 RAM, which is about $20 more).

To be quite honest, I've been saving for a while, and I still have other things to buy for my dorm, so while I don't want to spend ALL of my money on the laptop, I am prepared to pay whatever necessary to get a performance gaming laptop. The following config adds up to $1,320 (with the 1 GB graphics card - the one I'd prefer, unless the 512 would suffice):

HP HDX18t series

Operating system: Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
Processor:Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor P8700 (2.53GHz)
Memory:4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) - For 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 130M
Hard drive:320GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
Graphics card: 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 130M - For DDR3 Memory
Display:18.4" diagonal High Definition HP Ultra BrightView Infinity Display (1920x1080p)
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A:Solved: Graphics card dilemma!

If you have the money purchase the upgraded video card. While the 9600M GT is a good graphics card the GT 130M is certainly newer and therefor will be obsolete less quickly. Either card should perform well with even today's most demanding games.

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I just purchased a computer for a dedicated home server with AD DS running Windows Server 2008 R2 (Specifically for learning) . Now, when I purchased the server, I neglected to remember that I'm currently limited with only wireless access to the internet.

I'm wondering if it's possible to give my server wireless access to the internet and have the rest of the client PCs connect to the server via ethernet. I would like to have the client PCs able to connect to the internet as well, if its even possible with the wireless connection between the router and server.

Here's a basic diagram as of my situation:

--- Wired
||| Wireless

Internet --- Modem --- Wireless Router ||| Server --- Switch/Hub --- PCs
I'm hoping to able to run a line from the modem to my server directly, but this is only what I have at the moment. I'm a somewhat beginner to networking and would appreciate any input as to what I can do.

A:Solved: Home server network dilemma.

Got my network working, had to fiddle with the network connections. Now my next big task is setting up the DNS and Active Directory on the server.

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Heya, Guys, I've been having this problem for abit now, when I first got my computer, a few years ago, I first played Maplestory, and it worked FINE!
So Im guessing then, I had some sort of Graphics/Video Card that worked, and since then I've rebooted quit a few times and re-installed Windows XP into my computer.

So now, I need to know what to do, I recently realised I can't play ANY GAMES at ALL! I have a Fujitsu Scaleo P P360 1 1,0G, I don't know what you can do with that information, but I thought it might help. I've already been on the site to download some driver thing called Radeon Catalyst something, and thats not even opening.

Im guessing that I MAAAAY have an ATI Graphics Card, can't be certain, but seriously WHAT SHOULD I DO?!
Please, guys this is traumatic for me.

If you don't know a solution, but know of a forum to provide a solution for me, please drop the URL in your post.

A:Solved: HELP, MY Graphics/Video Card Dilemma! PLEASE!

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We have a Macbook and Timewarner Cable Road Runner Lite. We recently purchased a refurbished Netgear wireless router (RP614v4). According to the instructions, we should have inserted the installation disk, double clicked on "index.htm" and then on "setup". HOWEVER- when we selected "index", it asked us to select our language (english), and then sent us to a page with the following options: "documentation", "customer support", and "registration." We are unable to register it because it was bought refurbished, and previously registered.

The other option for installation is to connect the router with the computer using the ethernet cord, and use the "smart wizard" setup option. Unfortunately, there is something wrong with the ethernet port on our computer, and it does not recognize when an ethernet cord is plugged in. Which is why we wanted wireless in the first place.

Can anyone help me figure out how to get the router installed?? I recently returned to school, and am taking online classes, so getting online soon is a must!

(And for those of you who are wondering how I am online posting this question, we have a weak signal from linksys somewhere nearby that I am using-but it is very unpredictable)

Thanks for taking the time to help me out!

A:Solved: Need help installing wireless router-bit of an odd dilemma!

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i have a dell inspiron laptop pc(XP service pack 2) that was infected w/ viruses. after removing them and getting the laptop back in shape (i think?) i'm unable to get internet access. i was getting a red "X" on both my wireless and LAN icons. so what i did was update the two drivers and now the "X"s are gone

when i click on Mozilla i get the "Firefox can't find the server..." on my homepage. what i notice is the on both wireless and LAN icons, i see a message that says "acquring network address".

under IPconfig both my LAN and wireless ethernet adapter have addresses set at:

i researched and read about going to services and starting DHCP Client. but when i click the start button i get this message:
"Could not start DHCP client on this computer....Error code 1705..."

i also turned off my firewall.

umm, i dont know what else to include here. so if anyone have a solution(s) i truly appreciate it. thx.

A:Solved: 'aquiring network address" dilemma

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2/SP3.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

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

Note: Type only the text in bold for the following commands.

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults, type: netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults, type: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reboot the machine.

After doing this, please connect with a wired connection and post the following.

Try these simple tests.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

NOTE: For the items below in red surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous IPCONFIG command output! Do NOT type <computer_IP_address> into the command, that won't work.


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>


PING yahoo.com

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

<computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

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This is my dilemma:

A computer at work is running IE7, XP Pro, SP3. Recently Last week, IE began loading with no toolbar (file, edit, view, history, bookmarks, tools or help), therefore 'right-clicking' on the toolbar and selecting 'tools' is not an option.

Also, I cannot 'right-click' to access any functions associated with that, nor can I use any DOS commands such as Ctrl+C or Ctrl+V to copy or paste. And all drop down boxes are gone. Clicking on hyper links will not load any page in another window.

I have tried writing registry values as found in various forums, deleting other values, changing the binary code to 1 in D-Word entries to make sure that the toolbar menu is active...tried Alt, Alt+Spacebar, Alt+T, or any other combination of keys, and none of them work. PLEASE do not suggest F11 either, as we all know this just hides the address bar and then restores it.

I have tried booting into safe mode, and ran scans as well, and no infections were found.

Sadly, the workstation is equipped with an enterprise version of Nortons, which found nothing either. I have also ran both Malwarebytes and Spyware Doctor to no avail.

I tried utilizing Kelly's Korner toolbar fix exe. and this did not work.

Right-clicking ANYWHERE on the top bar, only gives me the pop-up box which has 'restore', 'maximize', 'minimize', or 'close' as options to choose from.

The 'tools' button is NOT hidden, nor is it at the bottom of the screen in the lower right corner. I cannot drag any of the t... Read more

A:IE7 Dilemma

Hello,For Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer, this behavior is caused by one or more corrupted values in the Windows Registry. I would not recommend messing with the Registry unless there is no other way to fix it.To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in this wizard.Fix This Problem.Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.~Zane

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I am trying to connect mine and my buddies computers together using a crossover wire. However, my network connection says it is connected but does not send or recieve any packets. My buddies seems well enough. I have tried many things, including repairing connection, but when i attempt to it say: "Windows could not finish repairing this problem because the following action cannot be completed: TCP/IP is not enabled for this connection." I have spent maining hours in agonising frustration and would appreciate any input on my situation!

A:tcp/ip dilemma

How did you setup the two machines IP addresses? If you let Windows do it, try this.

Setup the machine as follows:

IP Address:
Subnet Mask:

IP Address:
Subnet Mask:

Leave the other settings blank. See if that allows you to connect.

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Ok. Please continue.

A:My Dilemma

Hello, and to the Malware Removal forum! My online alias is Blade Zephon, or Blade for short, and I will be assisting you with your malware issues!If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Before we begin cleaning your machine, I'd like to lay out some guidelines for us to follow while we are working together.I will be assisting you with your malware issues. This may or may not resolve other problems you are having with your computer. If you are still having problems after your machine has been determined clean, I will be glad to direct you to the proper forum for assistance.Even if things appear better, that does not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions until I give you the all clean. Absence of symptoms does not mean that all the malware has been removed. If a piece of the infection is left, it can regenerate and reinfect your machine. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding ... Read more

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Recently, my PC got infected with some sort of malware and now I can't run any programs on it. This is not helped by the fact that there is a hidden administrator account with a password I can't crack (2nd hand computer).

So now I am trying to reinstall windows xp sp3 on it. However, the installation CD that comes with it won't boot. I've changed boot order in BIOS and I press F8 to boot but then a black screen comes up with <C:\>.
I've tried locating the setup.exe on the CD but it says 'invalid command'.

So is there a way for me to create a bootable windows XP CD for that computer w/o needing to run any programs on it? I can run cmd though.

A:Bit of a dilemma here...

Well, thanks for your help all. I've decided to format using Linux instead. Who wants bloody windows on their computer anyway

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I currently have a 1gb usb key for my university work but all has gone wrong

Yesterday i saved 3 major essays to it, and as i went to back them up at home the usb key doesnt work any more

Plugged it in and it would not even light up, after hours of trying it finally gave in and was found by my pc

But now it is saying there is only 8mb on the actual key? None of my previous files are there and its asking me to format

What do i do? And will i be able to rescue my files without spending a fortune on a data recovery service if they can do anything at all.

I need the pieces quickly and so am desperately seeking help


A:Help with the usb dilemma

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ok i dunno if this is the right place to post it (cuz i havent been here in a long long while)

well i acquired a ati radeon HD 4850 alightly used for a few months pretty much brand new. i poped it in and it came up a long beep then 3 short beeps, i checked the internet it a video card issue so i did the reseat,i did the driver install, i did the bios/cmos clear,i did the pci-e rail swap and reseat.

ive been hammering the internet off and on cant find anything of help. as my specs read ive got a M2N SLI DELUXE mobo, 4 gb of quad channel ram (2 pairs paired up) amd x2 6000+, and win 7 ultimate 64 bit

i canot try to put the vid card in another pc yet cuz the other pc im afraid of might be under powered and that pc isnt listed in the specs

any info or ideas is welcome i thought id ask here since no one seems to be having this issue

A:In a dilemma

can you give us the specs on your PSU

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Hi guys just wondering if there's someone out there who can actually clear up this problem once and for all !

I bought a Coolermaster 460W extreme power plus PSU from ebuyer. They have sent me the PSU and a EU type cable to plug into my UK wall !

On the PSU it has no switches to select voltage, but it does have a sticker on saying "AC INPUT 230V ONLY"

Am I right, therefore, in presuming that if I took a UK cable and used that with the PSU it would not blow up my house and/or my newly built rig ?!

Help appreciated !

A:EU / UK PSU dilemma

I assume and remember knowing that UK wall sockets give 230 V AC power? Therefore yes, it will work with a UK cable and will not break anything. Or then get an adapter instead of a new cable.

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it's best to describe this in steps:
1. I at first installed VISTA
2. I didn:t like it so I re-partitioned my HD
3. I then formatted my HD
4. Tried to install win 98.
5. I got to the part of installation when the computer restarts
6. then got the following error messages:
remove 1 or more memory-resident programs or remove unnecessary utilities from Autoexec.bat or config.sys file
7. I don't have an autoexec.bat file and only a one-liner in my config.sys file.
I'm in a dilemma!~

A:in a dilemma!

It actually has too much memory and cannot cope.
Try this suggestion!

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I have a customer of mine who is an aged farmer who lives out in the sticks.
The problem I'm having is that he lives in an area that has no broadband and no mobile internet access.
He recently purchased a new PC from me as he has to log his livestocks passports for travel purposes to and from the market. This has now moved to an on-line process hence the reason for him purchasing a PC.
So he has no choice but to use dial-up (which also disables his use of the only phone line he has)
The thing is windows updates are causing his internet connection to time out as the files are so large and this also causes his mail to seize up.
He uses MSE for security, and MS office for a simple excel spread sheet that needs to be updated and emailed. And he has to log on once a day to the internet to check a few things on his livestock sales etc.
Is there any way to disable windows updates for office and windows but allow MSE to update automatically or does he have to update MSE manually each day ? (remember the poor bugger struggles to turn the PC on and for the first month I was there daily to fill in the 10 or so lines into the spread sheet and mail them, but he seems to have got the hang of it now)
I don't mind bringing his PC to my office to do monthly windows/office updates, but I would prefer for his anti-virus to be daily updated automatically as 3 other Farmers in the same area have been infected recently via email so I just wanted to keep the costs down of me going out to ... Read more

A:Bit of a dilemma with MSE

G'day Nick,

I wonder if this might work?

Turn OFF ALL updates, but setup MSE as shown in the image below - setup a schedule scan each morning, and also check the option to run an update of the spyware definitions.

My understanding is that MSE will still update its defintions, as it runs separately from Windows Update.


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Q: Dilemma

Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/393442/windows-xp-freezes-at-mupsys-in-safe-modeno-administrator-passowrd/ - Hamluis.
Hello Everybody
An old XP PC we were using as a Minecraft server was having a printer driver installed when Windows unexpectedly rebooted. Since then it has been stuck in a boot loop. We get as far as the Windows startup screen then it reboots. In safe mode it hangs at the Mup.sys stage.
We have a Windows XP disc which we always used to use to get back to factory settings and I'm pretty sure we used it on this one when we acquired it but it tries ( I think!) to boot from CD but ends up booting from HD. It would not boot into Puppy Linux from CD so I did a Puppy boot from memory stick.
This worked up to editting the registry as described above but Windows is still stuck in the reboot loop.
I should say that I did ntfxfix on Windows partition 1 in Puppy as advised here: http://www.winhelp.us/recover-files-using-puppy-linux-page-2.html. On first reboot it did do chkdsk before the rebooting loop started again.
What else could I try?


I am quite happy to do a clean Windows install if there is something in Windows I can edit with Puppy to force this. Nothing on PC I need but so far I cannot get Windows CD to run (or Puppy on Cd, that hung up as well hence memory stick used)

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So a couple of years ago I bought this all in one pc.
Now it is just sitting in my desk accumulating dust.

I was about to sell it but I suddenly had a thought.

"Is it possible to upgrade this pc?"


Thank You Guys Very Much In Advance!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3330S CPU @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6075 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7450A Graphics, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 1843 GB (1158 GB Free); D: 17 GB (2 GB Free);
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled

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Hi guys i'm look at ram Kingston DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Cas Latency 2 or OCZ DDR2-800 (PC2-6400 ) Platinum Revision which is cas 4 i think ? is cas 2 better for gaming?

A:Ram dilemma

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I purchase a laptop from Dell. I asked specifically for windows 7. I got the laptop and it had windows 8 installed already. i view the windows 8 thru ten to be nothing more than a glorified case of Vista. I need to remove the windows 8 from my laptop. people have told me I have to go to Dell and get windows 7 drivers. I have a original equipment disc for windows 7 I contacted Dell and they are not ready to send me windows drivers. can you offer me some assistance I don't like or understand windows8
my email is email removed
best regards Carl Stewart

A:my dilemma

Carl I have removed your email you will just get spammed by bots otherwise.

You can get drivers from the dell website you just put in your service tag number and it will show you the drivers available.

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i had a problem with my win 7
i had used win xp for a long time and win 7 came out. i bought it and install it in partition win xp(c drive) and it worked.
after a while when i restart and the system is corrupted
i can run win 7 in the boost so i decide to run win 7 again and i install win 7 in another partition but now i can not format win xp in another partition(d dirve) and it take most of volume.
how can i format win xp in D drive
please help me out


A:W7 and XP dilemma

Please post back a screenshot of your Disk Management drive map with listings: Type Disk Management in Start button Search box, maximize window, use Snipping Tool in Start Menu to capture the map and listings, attach file using paper clip in reply box.

Please tell us which partition has the working Win7, and where you would like to put XP.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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Hi, everybody. Please excuse my lack of knowledge on the subject I am asking about. As far as I know, you are not able to set up WPA encryption on your laptop in a wifi hotspot(unless of course the owner tells you the router's MAC address and passphrase). However, I was wondering what exactly the WPA does. I read that it supposedly encrypts all the so-called "data" that you send out(specifically for web browsing, downloading, etc.), and makes anyone trying to connect to your computer(and therefore your network) need to input the correct passphrase. If this is the case, isn't there some sort of software that could also encrypt your outbound data in the same way on a hotspot, but without actually setting up an encrypted network between your computer and a router(or access point)? I am guessing that if there is, then it would probably only encrypt outbound "data", and not protect you from people trying to access your computer. I have read about VPNs, TOR, etc., but as far as I can understand, these only try to mask your IP/identity. They also say that they "tunnel data," but doesn't all web traffic have to make "hops" anyway? So how would they "tunnel data," unless that company had a physical line running straight from your computer to their server? I welcome any number of responses on this subject, and I would appreciate any help anyone can offer. Thank you very much!

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Guys,just days ago I purchased all the components needed to make a gaming rig.Well,most of the components[except my PSU] have been delivered.As I was talking to the guy who is going to assemble my CPU,he gave me a suggestion to use my old HDD with the new one,as it would give me and my family more space to put in new stuff in the new HDD.Well,I liked the idea and told him we would go through with it,but then,many questions popped in my mind as soon as I had finished my conversation with him.Well,first let me give you the specs:-
1)OLD HDD:-Western Digital Caviar Green-WD10EZRX-00D8PB0[ASIN number,I guess] and here is the link http://www.amazon.in/WD-Caviar-Desktop-Internal-WD10EZRX/dp/B00769WETS. Reason,I provided you guys the ASIN number is because when I saw the price of this HDD now,it is 12K bucks....I don't believe I paid that much amount in 2011-12,so check the ASIN number that i got in my devices list in the control panel.
NEW HDD:-Toshiba 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD.Link:-http://www.amazon.in/Toshiba-Internal-Hard-Drive-DT01ACA100/dp/B00A0KXK7U?_encoding=UTF8&keywords=1tb%20hdd%20toshiba&linkCode=sl1&linkId=b476891eb75940ea155299da093c4c89&qid=1481107684&ref_=as_li_ss_tl&ref_=sr_1_3&sr=8-3&tag=curse0d-21.
Now,here are my queries:-
1)I am intending to install win 10 pro 64 bit version[in my new HDD],will it somehow clash with the win7 OS in my harddisk.
2)I just do not have applications installed in the C drive,but also in other drives.Eve... Read more

A:Dilemma of using old HDD in new rig..

3)As the drive is like 3-4 years old[already reached its expectancy],would it be wise to have all the data stored in it?Click to expand...

Any data you want to keep, you make backups. If this is the ONLY copy of said data, you should expect to lose it at some point. ALL drives fail; it is only a question of when the drive failes.
4)As the old HDD is of Western Digital caviar series and the new one is of Toshiba,will they clash with each other?Click to expand...

Here is what I would do;
1 First and foremost, make at least two copies of whatever data you want to keep. Do this on separate media; ie two external drives, two flash drives, NAS, whatever.
2 Build the system and install just your new drive. Do the windows install, updates, drivers, etc, etc.
3 Once completely finished with the windows install, shutdown and install the old drive. Windows will assign the next available drive letter to your old drive ie E, F, whatever.
4 As for access to your old disk, you can edit permissions to make it unavailable to some users.

Your link to your drive on amazon does not work.

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I will tell you now, I'm tv/vcr/dvd handicapped. I can fix and build any computer but when it comes to connecting the above hardware to my capture card, I'm totally lost.

My setup: I have a Hauppauge WinTV-PVR 150 capture card. I also have a combo vcr/dvd standalone player (to capture vhs to computer), I also am on Satellite, with a modern tv, one that has the connections I need to do this, but though I've searched and searched, I can find no photos, instructions or anything else related to how to hook this all up so it will still function as a tv/vcr/dvd player, and use it capture my vhs home movies. One person said I needed a splitter. So, I bought a four way splitter, and the back of the package says to not connect the splitter from the satellite box, but after the coaxial is connected to that. Please help this lost person. I've had this setup for two weeks and still don't have the components I have connected to my capture card.

A:I've got a dilemma

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I am searching for the good configured notebook. I found these notbooks in my budget.
Dell Inspiron 6400
Dell Inspiron 9400
HP Pavilion
Sony VAIO Notebook

Help me out from the dilemma by your suggestions.

A:Help me out from the dilemma

A tip on buying a laptop,Buy what you want now and what you might want for hardware later.Becayuse a laptop is not easily upgraded and has strict guidlines as to what you can and can't do. So if your looking to buy a laptop for gaming or video editing or just making letters and such for trips.make sure you buy a laptop that can do that now and suit your needs for the next couple years.

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hey, i have found these two ram sets, ?3 apart, and the only difference i see is the ram timings, and i cannot for the likes of me choose which one?
which one should i go for?

A:RAM Dilemma

The first one with better timings - for only 3 squid extra, it's an easy choice

Basically they are exactly the same RAM modules, except the CL7's are 'better binned' (higher individual quality) than their CL9 counterparts. Modules that can't tolerate tighter timings / voltages are sold as the 'slower' sets.

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Alright guys, here's the details: The laptop keeps shutting down and our cafe server keeps crashing. The owners stated that they have found a trojan on the system, but attempts to scan using Avast! end up in the former problem arising.

The owners prefer to use Avast! over any other AVPs, but I am willing to run alternative AVs to get rid of the problem.

HijackThis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:39:36 PM, on 6/29/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
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