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Q: Solved: Very complicated issues piling up.

So everything was fine a week or two ago, then I started getting the message: "Your computer is low on memory". Couldn't figure out a fix, it was all due to legitimate services running. I stopped a few things (God knows what), and now I can't do anything. Chrome crashes constantly, everything I do pops up the message: "cannot accept control messages at this time", and worst of all, my system is still using a ton of memory. I'm at wits end and can't even system restore (due to the cannot accept control messages at this time). I'm lost and I'll do anything for help. I'm on a Toshiba Satellite with Windows 8. Oh please help me, I have a ton of homework to do right now.

Preferred Solution: Solved: Very complicated issues piling up.

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A: Solved: Very complicated issues piling up.

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I had some minor, liveable adware on my computer, but something else has gotten in there that's really giving me a hard time. Here's my HJT logfile:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 2:53:36 PM, on 1/27/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ZyDAS Technology Corporation\ZyDAS Wireless LAN\ZDConfig.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SB Live! 24-bit\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliType Pro\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\AdStatus Service\AdStatServ.exe
C:\Program Files\AdStatus Service\AdStatKeep.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
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A:Solved: Adware just keeps piling up!!!

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I am in a bit of a pickle. Today, randomly, my computer informed me that "One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency". After the check, every time I boot it normally, Windows Explorer freezes and does not recover. Safe Mode works as well as can be expected - decently. I need to reinstall my OS, but here is the kicker - my disc drive is broken. I have a .iso image on my computer and on a USB, but I cannot do anything with it as in normal mode I cannot do anything and in Safe Mode virtual drives are not allowed. Is my situation hopeless?

A:Complicated story - major software issues

Boot to Safe Mode and look in Event viewer for clues under system and application.
I doubt you need to reinstall.

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hey guys.
I started having problems with this Acer laptop I bought made in 09';
A few days ago. It started with me downloading a DOS emulator and a bunch of game shareware, and it infected my browser and installed a punch of PUPS. etc, etc.
Tried every FREE program in the book to remove them but they embedded so deeply btt that I just wiped the drive and reinstalled.
this all happened because from the beginning of buying this computer, the svchost codes have been screwed up causing Windows svchost and Windows Update processes to be unbelievably slow and full of errors.
I haven't been able to download the very latest November/Dec 2014 service packs and security updates, so it made the malware easy enough to install itself..
And so now, after I've reinstalled Windows and downloaded a barrage of Anti malware programs, they (AVG anti-virus and PC booster trial ) are telling me that the registry is bugged and I'm still having the windows update problem.
it took me 6 and a half hours to install SP1 and it kept restarting and doing scan disk; almost like there was a problem installing the service pack.
I used the original Acer hidden recovery partition to reinstall. could it be that the HDD is failing OR the malware bug installed itself into the recovery drive somehow?

A:complicated problem dealing with malware and registry issues/ Windows 7

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Where to start? (My provider is BellSouth, Compaq Presario 5150{bought refurb, no software CD's}, Win98, Nortons Systemworks 2002 - yes, all old but been working, till now - hmmm, what's that title? Keeps piling on??)
Discovered I had something called jobcheck running on my computer, BellSouth no help. Stumbled onto Charter (Cable) site to discover jobcheck was connected with Support.com, they included information to remove Suport.com. By searching I discovered some BellSouth folders were within the Support.com folder. I pulled the BellSouth folder out of the Support.com folder. I went ahead and used Charter instructions to remove Support.com (add/remove). Those items removed are in Trash but not deleted. I then used DiskDoctor and WinDoctor.
Within my Program Files I still have folder called Support.com. It takes WAY longer to start computer, sometimes see Windows DOS message about missing files. When I started my Email program (Outlook Express) I am now missing all "saved" Email - anything in Delete, Out, Saved - whatever. Just like I had first started using Outlook. I also no longer have ANY history in GoBack so I can't simply revert!!
Since I have old version of Nortons, they are no help. I can not reach anyone in BellSouth with enough knowledge to tell me about folders or files placement.
Anyone brave enough to tackle this??

A:it keeps piling on!!

Of course, its pretty obvious. U had spyware on ur comp. Try using Spybot and Ad-aware to scan ur comp. Remove Norton and install another better antivirus like Bitdefender. Upgrade to WinXp, its got better security on the net than 98.

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So I'll lay down the back story first. Months ago, randomly after a routine shutoff (no new programs installed, no power outages or crashes, just turned it off myself) Windows 7 would not boot, saying "Reboot and select proper boot device, or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key." Happened for a day or two, I made a Windows 7 installation flash drive to boot to and do a Start-up repair, but on turning on the computer with the flash drive plugged in the issue vanished and Windows booted up successfully.

Fast forward to the present, where I decided to alter the Windows startup noise and login screen for an Avengers theme (using the instructions here Startup sound). On rebooting to see the effects, the "Reboot and select proper..." error occurred again. Made Windows 7 install flashdrive again, insert, problem persists. Followed these instructions to solve the issue (Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times) and on reboot the error changes to "Bootmgr is missing. Hit Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart." So I follow these instructions (Recovering the Windows Bootloader from the DVD - EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies Wiki) with no luck. Also, on and off throughout the repair process (and now permanently) the Repair center on the Windows 7 install flash drive has failed, saying ""This Version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair. Try Using a Recovery disc that is compatib... Read more

A:Start-up Repair failure, Problems Keep Piling Up

Hello chubbedup and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like you may have some damaged or corrupt system files. I'm not very hopeful that this will help, but you could try running a System File Checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) If problems are noted, run the scan 3 times rebooting in between each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

If SFC can't fix the problems you might consider a Repair Install if you can boot into Windows 7. You can't do a repair install at boot or in safe mode and I wasn't sure from your post if you can still boot into 7. But if you can boot into 7 and do a repair install it should preserve your user accounts, data, programs, system drivers, etc.

Repair Install

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I was reading financial articles online yesterday, when suddenly the entire computer shutdown unexpectedly. Upon start-up, the screen showed a warning that recommended a system restore, so I went ahead and did it.

Once I re-started, I noticed that I couldn't access anything through the search engine, Google. Anytime I try to go to any page through Google, I get the "Search not found" error. Once I realized that every other site worked fine, I did some research and discovered that it sounded like the effects behind a popular "Google virus."

However, I tried searching for "TDSSserve.sys" which is normally associated with this problem, and found absolutely nothing.

To make matters worse - My Trend Micro has started spazzing out like crazy. In less than 24 hours, I've received over 100,000 "web threats" from some hxxp://x-web.in /(followed by several random alpha, numbers)...I had to turn off my router to stop these threats from racking up.

Thank goodness Trend Micro blocked every single attempt so far!! As long as my router is on, Trend Micro blocks about 200-300 "x-web" web threats per minute!

Any idea what's attacking my computer? I can't access Google and this x-web.in thing keeps attempting to penetrate at relentless, rapid speed.

Help is much appreciated, as I am at a total loss on what to do at this point.

Note: I'm running Windows 7 on an HP G-62 model. I do not own a copy of the operating system.
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A:Can't View Google, Web Threats Piling Up Via Trend Micro

my name is Daniel and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.

Before we move on, please read the following points carefully. First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.
Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.
If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.
Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.
Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.
If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.
Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.
My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.

Download ComboFix from one of these locations:

Link 1
Link 2
* IMPORTANT- Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications as they will interfere with our tools and the removal. If... Read more

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Hey team. So recently my computer was infected with a number of viruses, forcing me to format my C: Drive. I am on a university network, and could not connect to the internet through my usual browser, Google Chrome The university's ISP splash screen would no progress after I clicked 'login'.

I opened Internet Explorer and no luck there either. However, I was able to open Internet Explorer with no add-ons and it was fine. After that, I entered my username and password, got accepted, then closed the browser and opened Google Chrome, which worked.

The problem however is that I cannot play any online games or access the internet except through a browser using the method I described above. I usually get an error along the lines of: 'Network Error: connection refused'. I called up the ISP and they couldn't help.

If anyone has any ideas, please help. This is driving me insane. It's a very strange problem as I appear to have internet access, but it isn't being connected to anything but an IE no add-ons browser.

A:Solved: Complicated Problem

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I have a Dell Latitude D810. It has two drives D:/ and C:/ which both contain Windows XP. I want to delete Windows off of the D:/ but not the C:/ because I managed to mess up the D:/ beyond repair. I do not have Windows XP in the Add/Remove programs file nor do I have the uninstall disk. Can anyone help me figure this out? The Windows file on the D:/ is corrupt and it's not an option to uninstall it from there.

Thanks ahead of time.


A:Solved: How do I uninstall Windows XP (This is more complicated than it looks)

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Hello all,

I recently started getting a rather complicated driver conflict that would result in BSODs in a specific set of circumstances.

After extensive troubleshooting I was able to determine the cause and implement a temporary solution, but I am uncertain as to how to fix the root problem, and would like some advice.

I currently have in my computer:

MB: Z87-GD65
SSD (With OS): Samsung 880EVO

Onboard Sound Drivers: Realtek R2.73
FRAPS version: 3.5.99

The Error:

Inside the Realtek configuration software for my MB's onboard sound, there is a button that toggles noise canceling on/off for the input from my microphone.

If this button is on, then when I use FRAPS to record audio/video, my computer will crash to BSOD citing "Bad Pool Header". If it is off, then FRAPS will run and record properly.

To clarify, my computer will run perfectly fine with the noise canceling button on, its only once I start to record with FRAPS that my computer crashes.

Two additional notes:

First, this issue is new since I upgraded to having my OS on an SSD. I have used the noise canceling feature successfully in the past.

Second, I discovered that the amount of time it takes for my system to crash after I start recording varries based on how much free memory I have. I.E. If I open up ~400+ tabs in chrome then start recording, it will crash instantly. if I close everything first, then I can go 10-20 minutes before it crashes.

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A:[SOLVED] Complicated BSOD Problem


We have various different bug checks:


This indicates that an exception happened while executing a routine that transitions from non-privileged code to privileged code.

This error has been linked to excessive paged pool usage and may occur due to user-mode graphics drivers crossing over and passing bad data to the kernel code.


^^ It's verifier enabled.


^^ Process at the time of the crash which usually isn't relevant, but in this case it is, is NIS.exe which is related to Norton.


This indicates that a pool header is corrupt.


2: kd> kv
Child-SP RetAddr : Args to Child : Call Site
fffff880`0e6902b8 fffff800`02ff29b2 : 00000000`00000019 00000000`00000021 fffffa80`0d07a000 00000000`00001e10 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`0e6902c0 fffff880`05e58210 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`42434541 fffffa80`00000000 : nt!ExDeferredFreePool+0xfaa
fffff880`0e690370 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`42434541 fffffa80`00000000 fffff6fc`400617a8 : RTKVHD64+0x20210
Realtek High Definition Audio Function Driver in the stack before the bug check. Also marked by DV - FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0x19_21_VRF_RTKVHD64+20210

According to MSI's website, the latest is dated from 2014. Yours is from 2013 -

2: kd> lmvm RTKVHD64
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Hi Everyone,

I need some help with a macro that I have been working on. I have some elements of it working, but I have big dreams about what I would like it to be able to do.

I have 4 different reps that all have a 4 sheet workbook that they fill in to track:
Revenue that they are 80% confident of gaining
Lost business
& a Work in progress section.

I have a sales report "master" that I have been able to get the Revenue & the 80% stuff into but I would also like to include the lost business & this is where it starts getting complicated:
I would like to take parts of the WIP & put them into different sections of the sales mater based on "type" of WIP, I have things like sponsorships, 2plus2, BDI, proactive & just normal WIP.

What I have so far is a "macro" sheet that looks for the 4 different reps files & takes the Revenue & 80% stuff & puts it into the master, then saves the master as whatever week commencing we are working on.

I am looking for any possible help with the additional elements that I would like to include.

If anyone could help, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Rebecca

A:Solved: Help with writing a rather complicated macro

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I have a very nasty virus that I have been doddling with over the past few weeks and it is disguising itself as iexplore.exe

As well I have some new processes running.

One is "Interrupts" PID=n/a
Description: Hardware Interrupts

The Second is "DPC's" PID=n/a
Description: Deferred procedure calls

Both of the above processes are are children of the system idle process.
They only appeared recently and was hoping for some speculation on how to combat them since I have been hacked into being incapable of logging into my very own broadband router.

Last, it is worth mentioning that this virus autoruns once I plug my external harddrive into my computer after re-formatting. Besides not plugging it in, what would anyone suggest to combat this (Sysytem Volume Information) folder from executing itself and installing virus drivers.

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Hi guys, first of all thanks for reading this.

I have a large amount of data that needs to be processed ASAP but need a decent macro to complete it - Ive tried but its beyond my abilities.

Essentially, I have a series of cells which contain information i need and information i dont need. I need to remove the non-essential data from each cell. An example of the data is as follows, each being one cell:

"O7853Ribulose-bisphosphatecarboxylase4.1.1.39Aa paleacea()()440GFKAGVKDYKLTY"

"Q8WLL4Ribulose-bisphosphate carboxylase4.1.1.39Abatia parviflora()()468KASVGFKA"

The part I need to lose is everything up to and including the double brackets "()()" leaving the number and sequence of letters.

Thanks to anybody who can help!

A:Solved: Complicated Excel Macro Required

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I have a somewhat complicated problem with my network setup.

Basically my computer is connected to a wireless router which connected via ethernet to ADSL modem-router and that modem is connected to a network printer. (Computer -> router -> modem -> printer). Now the question is, how can I print to that network printer? I don't have problem with another printer that's connected to my router (computer -> router -> printer) since it can be detected by Windows. But this other one is not detected.

PS: For some reason the network printer cannot be connected directly to the router, so re-routing the cable from printer to router is not the solution I'm looking for.

Hope someone can help.


A:Solved: Complicated Situation Connecting to Network Printer

Forgive me, but that setup makes absolutely no sense. Once you've gotten to the modem, the traffic is pretty much point-to-point from your modem to the DSLAM at the telco central office. If the printer is connected to the modem, then it's either got it's own public IP address (and is on the Internet but not your local network) and it's just inaccessible because it not really connected to anything.

There should be no reason why you can't connect it to the router if it's a network printer, or to one of the computers if it's just a USB or parallel printer.

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I recently reformatted my main (of 2) partition (holding Windows XP home and program files, the C drive) due to a virus. All my files were on a 2nd partition (D) that wasn't formatted in order to save my files. After reinstalling WinXP, I then moved my files to the OS partition, and formatted the 2nd partition as well, trying to give my whole drive a good clean. Unfortunately, when rebooting, my machine wouldn't start up because "NTLDR file is missing".

I realized it was looking for NTLDR on the D: drive (Files drive) and thus solved the problem by using my XP setup CD to copy NTLDR, ntdetect.com, and Boot.ini on to the D: drive. Then I ran Bootcfg from the XP setup CD recovery consol to set Boot.ini to point to my windows XP installation on the C: drive. So, now it starts up fine, but clearly my computer is recognizing the D: partition as the "Active" partition, when the C: partition really should be it!

So, I would like to get things back to normal but I can't figure out how to reset which partition is considered "Active". When I use PartitionMagic, the option to "Set as Active..." my C: partition is unavailable, in part, I suspect, because for some reason my OS partition (with WinXP on it, C is set up as a "Logical" partition, and not a "Primary" partition. Furthermore, there is this unexplained "Extended" partition w/ no drive letter that is exactly the same size the C: drive. I read th... Read more

A:Solved: Complicated Partition Q's: Setting "Active" part.; Boot not same as System part.; etc

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Hi i have just moved from XP to Vista and i like most everything but Office , all i want to do is print but it just seems so complicated , it automatically goes to One Note , and to print something of the Internet say if you booked flights and you want to print the details again seems so complicated , it's i know probably i haven't configured properly but it's very frustrating with XP i just clicked print and that was it , can anybody help

Cheers Dave

A:So Complicated

Hard to know, but I'm guessing your default printer is the Microsoft XPS (or something like that). You'll need to make sure your default is the one you actually are trying to print onto. That should solve the problem. If not, I'll try to give it more of a look when I'm back on my normal computer this evening.

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Need someone smarter than me to solve this.This a friends Gateway GM5474 w/Vista Home Premium.He hates it because its so slow, so I thought I'd just wipe it and install clean O/S, same one.I used Dban,Wipedrive,Spotmau, showed 2 partitions, 1-10gb and the other 385gb on a 500 gb HD. Wiped,delete,format,partition(same)reinstall clean vista and everytime (least 10 times) does not ask for key(on back) and doesn't need drivers,goes back to way it was. I build all my pc's and have just built one, so I took the brand new HD out of it, wiped the drive, just used entire partition,format,ntsf and installed vista again,came back same as with the other drive,35 processes,cpu usage 6-8 %,phsical memory 25%.Did a backup of all the drivers before I wiped it,thought would need.Just wanted to get rid of all the crap that comes with it. I thought it must have a hidden,locked partition storing all the info, but with new HD, how is it coming back,not asking for drivers,all the same processes running.Unless it's stored somewhere in the bios,mobo, I have no idea.Hijack This won't let me right click for admin. Any thoughts would be appreciated.Maybe shut down or delete some stuff?

A:Is it just me,this is complicated!

Well, I guess it was toooo complicated for this TECH site, 144 people looked at this and not 1 has any idea(Jeez). Maybe I need to make it way more elementary of a question. Thought it was simple, he had all the oem crap running, so I backed up the drivers and wiped it. It has the key on back and I have a copy of Vista Home Premium,(from Tiger Direct no extras on it). Like I said above I kept wiping it and reformatting, thinking it would ask for the key and drivers but it didn't, just came back using alot of memory like when original.It's a dual core 6000+,3000 each core,2gb memory, has no apps on it. My personal pc sits on 0% and its got 50 apps on it, 4gb mem though. I f no one here can answer the question, how can I put a new HD in this Gateway(never been in here) and it still comes back up the same as with the original HD in it(thats been wiped 10 times), doesn't ask for any drivers, no mobo,chipset,nothing. Every pc I've built and loaded,first thing it HAS to have is the mobo,chipset info, then rest of drivers. I doesn't even have the graphics board installed,had to pull it cause it won't boot at all with it in,pull it out and it boots up,guessing its bad. How many processes should run on clean install of Vista with nothing installed and should it use that much memory, that should be simple question even if no one can answer the other question about new Hard drive not needing anything to run on this pc. Out of almost 150 tech smart people th... Read more

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half a year back or so i built my own system, and it turned out dope. my dad was paying for most of it and wanted to keep as low on budget as possible and had me find the cheapest copy of vista to buy. i found a $90 download of vista ultimate that i burned to a dvd and installed and everything worked perfectly. up until a couple weeks ago i have been getting a TON of error messages telling me my copy of windows isn't genuine and i had a bad CD key. i looked back at the version i bought and realized it was a sketchy place i got it from and shouldn't have gotten it, but the sight was shut down, probably busted, and couldn't do anything about it. my dad works for the military and he got me a backup disc version they used for the military ppl to install instead. he gave me 2 dvds,one was straight windows vista for HP or Compaq pcs with 32 and 64 bit versions on it and the other was a vista business 32bit version for Dell. the tech ppl at my dad's work told me one or the other should work. the HP version didn't work, and the Dell one i got to the install screen so i'm guessing it would work. what i want to do however is get windows 7 home premium 64bit version, hopefully the upgrade way. i was thinking it could maybe work if i installed the vista buisiness version with a legit CD key and then upgrade to windows 7 premium. i wanted to know if this would work, what all the complications would be and possibly what steps i should take to get to windows 7 home premium from where... Read more

A:a little complicated...

Quote: Originally Posted by KillMeister057

half a year back or so i built my own system, and it turned out dope. my dad was paying for most of it and wanted to keep as low on budget as possible and had me find the cheapest copy of vista to buy. i found a $90 download of vista ultimate that i burned to a dvd and installed and everything worked perfectly. up until a couple weeks ago i have been getting a TON of error messages telling me my copy of windows isn't genuine and i had a bad CD key. i looked back at the version i bought and realized it was a sketchy place i got it from and shouldn't have gotten it, but the sight was shut down, probably busted, and couldn't do anything about it. my dad works for the military and he got me a backup disc version they used for the military ppl to install instead. he gave me 2 dvds,one was straight windows vista for HP or Compaq pcs with 32 and 64 bit versions on it and the other was a vista business 32bit version for Dell. the tech ppl at my dad's work told me one or the other should work. the HP version didn't work, and the Dell one i got to the install screen so i'm guessing it would work. what i want to do however is get windows 7 home premium 64bit version, hopefully the upgrade way. i was thinking it could maybe work if i installed the vista buisiness version with a legit CD key and then upgrade to windows 7 premium. i wanted to know if this would work, what all the complications would be a... Read more

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All I want to do is copy a folder from 1 W10 computer to another but I cant see how/ When I try it asks me for a user name and password but I have no idea where or what they are! If I get both computers on the same homegroup it tells me that I don't have permission on the destination folder. Isn't this what computers are supposed to be for? All I want to do is copy a folder from one desktop to another.
This bl**** operating system is driving me mad.

A:How complicated can it BE

What is the folder please

If it just one and you KNOW for certain you can install it on the other computer - by that I mean it does not contain settings for the source computer - such as your user folder would then the easy and simple way is
An external storage media, like a USB flash drive, is a good helper for transferring files. Plug the USB into the source computer, copy the files you want to transfer, then, open the USB flash drive and paste the files on. Then, plug the USB flash drive into the destination computer, use the copy and paste to move the files

For files read folder subject to the caution I issued. Copying of course by opening the folder select all - copy - go to usb right click blank space = new - folder name as you wish and then paste to that folder

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Happy Holidays, all! I am extremely new to the site but have come here hoping that someone out there can point me in the right direction to solving my problem(s). You'll have to forgive me if I put this under the wrong category

It's a little lengthy, so I hope you're comfy.

I have 2 desktop computers, both built for me by an ex-boyfriend (he's no longer in the picture) so that I can play World of Warcraft. I don't know much about computers but here are the things I do know about the ones I own:

• Computer A runs Windows XP Pro w/SP3, Intel Dual-Core 3.0 Ghz, 500 gb hd, ATI Radeon HD 4850, was built 1-2 years ago

• Computer B runs Windows XP Pro w/SP3, Intel Dual-Core 2.5 Ghz, 350 gb hd, ATI Radeon HD 4830, was built a year ago (as a back up/secondary)

WoW is the only game I play on either computers.

I began having problems with Computer A a couple of weeks ago, when my video card started running hotter and hotter each day. I noticed this because the fan (which is usually silent) started getting louder and louder. I checked the temp and fan speed using ATI's Catalyst, and noticed that the card was running about 60° C idle, and 80° C while playing WoW.

Last week, the numbers jumped to 85° C idle and 100°+ C while playing! So I decided to let it rest a while, and decided to use Computer B. As soon as I hooked up Computer B and turned it on, I heard the fan go crazy and checked Catalyst. The exact same thing! 85°C idle and when I load... Read more

A:HELP!! It's a bit complicated...


The common denominator in the PC's seems to be the ATI Radeon HD 4830 and drivers for it.

Have you got the latest drives for that card


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Hello to all of you and thanks in advance,

I am running Windows XP on my laptop, and have been having issues with my Internet Explorer. I get a message saying 'IE cannot display the webpage'. And as the address, under properties, it is displayed as 'res://ieframe.dll/dnserror.htm#' then it gives the name of the actual site. I had a few registry and file errors, but they are now fixed...(was forced to access IE via the windows update, then went to homepage, because it would not run out of the desktop or start menu) Now I cannot view any webpages at all. It is not my home wireless system, because I am at the library right now, and the same thing is happening. Please help!

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(I've read all the threads in the forums here, and in countless other sites, but wondered if anyone could help.)
I got a netbook for free, perfect condition, but it had a black screen of death.
After trying to do a clean install of Windows 7, I got a black screen of death again. Tried a couple times and tried switching to Ubuntu, then Linux Mint, and a few others. All have the same problem.
About 2 USB installs in, I could load from the USB and played around with Linux Mint, but again when I went to install on HDD, the black screen froze again.
Now no matter what, it says "Missing Operating System"
I was thinking about buying/trying an SSD to replace the HDD. Do you think this will fix it? Or does this sound more like a motherboard?

Also, is there a way I can install Windows on the new SSD, then just install in the netbook? Maybe a usb caddy? So that way I'll know that the SSD is working, and it must be the motherboard?

Any help is appreciated! Thanks.

A:A bit complicated...

Have you checked that the RAM is seated properly and removed the hard drive and checked the slot it was in for dust/debris, and dirty contacts?

A DVD 7 install does what if attempted?

Install Linux Mint from any desktop with SATA connectors on the SSD or a spare 2.5" sata HD, is how I would handle it for quick testing, I can swap in any SATA drive into my rig in a minute flat, after a bad 7 install recently, I did just that, Linux was sweet on SSD and easily wrote 7 over it again, and been fine since.

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I have a problem. Just don't know what to do.
Once i've filled out the form in the Internet Explorer 6.0. I entered a code. And then i lost it. And there's no any possibility to restore it. So my question is... is it possible to find this code in some temporary files or cookies?

A:Complicated IE

First of all, I suggest you upgrade your Internet Explorer to at least 7 or 8 if possible, and if your on Windows Vista or 7, upgrade to 9.

Second of all, what is this form and code your talking about?

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Okay I really REALLY need help here guys. Over the course of the last week I have spent my waking hours trying to figure out a solution to the problems that my laptop had been experiencing. First, let me give you a rundown of the laptop:

Sony Vaio E-Series (VPCEG25EG)
Intel Core i3 Processor

The laptop came pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Basic and when Windows 8 came out, I upgraded the laptop. Upon the upgrade, it was working fine, however as months went by, the performance became slower and slower. It all came to a head when last week, upon restarting the laptop, it showed me an “Operating System not detected” error and doesn’t progress past that. Luckily, I was able to salvage my files through a solution I found in the internet.

The next step I decided would be to re-install windows 8 using a new installation CD I purchased. When I booted up to the CD, I chose the “Custom Installation” as it allowed me to overwrite the main HDD that I could no longer get into. However, the installation got stuck on the “Installing Features” portion so I decided to force shut down the laptop. Upon retrying the installation, I noticed that it was now giving me a prompt that I could not install windows on the hard disk (the one that had previously worked), instead it was telling me that:

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A:A really complicated problem (please help me)

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Ok to start my Netopia wireless worked on this pc. Emachine T5224 Not compatible with xp. A few months ago I got all the drivers installed.Then I forgot to activated it when the netopia worked. I had it at service pack 3. But the disk is SP2. I updated it, It worked perfect then when 30 days were up I lost my Activation code. So I reinstalled XP home on it.Now I updated it by a CD to SP3 Yet the Netopia Wont work I have tried everything. Now It dosent work again. Please help because This is confusing.

A:Complicated xp problems

what model is it

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I stupidly opened a file that gave me a few viruses, I have managed to clean them out using malware bytes' anti-malware. I had trojan. fakealert, rootkit agent, heuristics.reserved.world.exploit, trojan.fakealert, malware.trace, fake.beep.sys., trojan.agent, trojan.bho, and a few of them repeatedly. I think I have finally purged them from my computer, but I am not entirely sure.Since then, I have no been able to log into my computer under normal mode. When my computer was first infected with the virus, my task manager was disabled, and my userinit was modified. I followed some instructions that I found while googling the problem. Now when I try to log on in normal mode, a screen prompts me to type in my username and password (which has never happened before; I was always able to simply log right in), and when I enter my username (the default name is administrator), I am logged off immeidately.my hijackthis:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 04:36:18, on 10/29/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox&#... Read more

A:complicated mess

can someone at least point me the right direction, or explain to me why windows would log on then log off immediately under the normal mode, and if there's a way of examining all the drivers that are loading during the process to maybe pinpoint the faulty ones?

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Please help !
I have an Acer Laptop running Vista 64-bit sp2
The browser has been hijacked, cannot download any file.
The Windows installer.exe has been corrupted,hijacked.
I cannot download file, open executable or run as admin. I receive missing dependencies etc errors.
I get periodic pop-ups of fake AV warnings, and cannot Update Windows.
I ran ComboFix but am unable to save/upload file.
Part of log reads: File Associations
.exe does not exist !
.scr does not exist !,
.txt does not exist !
Locked registry keys..
McAfee antivirus, Webroot, Mcafee firewall, Windows defender . All *disabled/updated * or * disabled/outdated.
I've been trying unsuccessfully to load malware pgms to remedy infected system.
At a loss as to what to do next.
Can you please help !
Irish Chick

A:Very complicated pc infection

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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After 4 years, I'm finally starting to see some significant performance degradation with my current setup (Amd Athlon 64 3000+, RadeonHD 3850 512 AGP, 2GB Ram) and am wondering if there is, in existence, a motherboard that offers a PCIe slot, an AGP 4x/8x slot, and support for a dual core processor (preferably of the AMD persuasion). I realize that this is a long shot, and probably a stupid question, but my budget is limited and I can't spend another 300$ on a new video card right now. Any help that anyone can offer would be much appreciated.

A:Complicated Upgrade

79 $ for a new mobo, 80 $ for a video card that matches the performance of your current one, actually exceeds it a bit. Or if you have good case cooling, 65 $ after MIR. Or then spend over 130 $ to find a board that supports AGP and PCI-E 16 (not even 2.0 standard like the new ones), supports only slow RAM, slower versions of the AMD duals, etc.
Note that the board I linked doesn't support high-end Phenom X4s.

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So for Christmas I got a 40GB Maxtor HD. I already have an 80GB drive installed as the primary master, and I've installed HD's before, so this was gonna be easy.
I hooked them up on the same ribbon cable, carefully paying attention to colour coding and such, and proceeded to plug it in to get power.
Excited for the first boot and the coming format, I hit the power switch. The drives ran, the fans ran, the thing was running, but the monitor was still in standby mode (orange light).
So, after some playing around with jumper settings, I managed to get it to a state where I could get SOMETHING on screen...the title page for the BIOS. But of course, this would not allow any input. I was effectively, stuck.
So, after some more playing around, stripping down the computer basically, I unplugged nearly everything and my 512MB stick of RAM.
Ta-da! I can operate in the BIOS! However, it would only sort of recognize my new Primary Slave HD, but reported an error. I figured that there cant be an error, since its BRAND NEW, right?
So I kept playing, hoping to get back to some sort of working state that I had before. I managed this, then got greedy and tried to put the RAM back into the system.
After I put the RAM back in (Properly, may I add), the system proceeded to fry the RAM and the monitor, again, wouldnt register the video signal.
Better yet, the LED's on the front of the case wont turn on anymore and the drives dont spin. When I hit power now, only the fans go, noth... Read more

A:Serious/Complicated Problem! HELP!

With everything that you did and tried I'm not sure that I can give you a definite answer. It could be the power supply. Check all your connections. I would strip it back down again with just the RAM and video card (if there is one) and CPU/heatsink/fan. No hard drives or optical drives, and see what you get.

Why do you think that you "fried" the RAM? How many sticks do you have?

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Here is my challenge.

I have a table representing Demand employees on various dates for "AM" shifts, and "PM" shifts.

23/1/10 24/1/10 25/1/10 26/1/10 27/1/10
Demand AM 5 5 5 5 15
Demand PM 5 5 5 5 15

Below this I have a list of names followed by the shift they are working, and the date.

Volunteer Name Shift Shift Date
Frank PM 23/01/2010
Allice AM 24/01/2010
Brandon PM 25/01/2010
Craig AM 26/01/2010

What I need is a formula that will subtract 1 from the demand total of either Demand AM or Demand PM when "AM" or "PM" is entered in these cells corresponding to the date. Any ideas? Help me!

A:Complicated IF Formula

If Excel 2007, use SUMIFS.

Otherwise, use something like:


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I need a boot disk for vista so i can flash my bios again. i went into computer and right clicked on my dvd drive went to format then the format window opened up but it sont let me select format MS dos. i really need this.

someone tell me how to get a bootdisk for vista

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I've got a LG GSA-4166B, and I was gonna install Battlefield: Bad Company2, but it did not find the disc (neither on my or my dads PC, and both got this DVD-reader/writer so I went into device manager and uninstalled the driver cause I was gonna install the new one I found by googling (GSA-4166B)

However, when I did this I had to restart my PC. What happends now is that I can't, it freeze at "Shutting down"

So I tried unplug the DVD etc, still this error occured. Then I googled this problem and found a solution. However to my current problem - my DVD is showed as "Local Disc: D" in "Computer" Here's a picture: Bildr.no

And in Device manager it says "CD-rom drive" and shows a yellow icon like "Hey, something is missing" ofcourse, driver is missing so I go and update driver and press that I should select manually and now nothing happends, it just continue loading. I also tried doing a system restore, but same here: it just keep loading..

Hope someone can help me. Would be nice to be able to play Battlefield: Bc2 AND have a DVD that actually is working..

A:Complicated DVD Error

Update: PC won't shut down correctly when the DVD is plugged, so atm it's unplugged

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Whats the best solution, in an access database,
to creating a one to one relationship between two different entities:
e.g husbands and wives
i have tables of each and some forms which show details of both

is there any way of creating a button that once clicked makes the husband and wife an official(in access) couple so that details of one would show their partner's details(in forms and subforms)

any help much appreciated

A:all relationships are complicated!

You need a third table, methinks.

Table 1: Husbands
Table 2: Wives
Table 3: Marriages (which would be your "main" table)

Because, suppose we were selling cars:

Table 1: Vehicles
Table 2: Customers
Table 3: Sales

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Soooo... Every time I connected a flash drive, external drive, or memory card, my computer turned the folders into shortcut files. I know how to turn them back into folders but it keeps on going back. I scanned my computer with malware bytes, spyware doctor, emisoft, avast!, and immunet and I have no viruses. Then I connected my Seagate 500gb external HDD to my computer. I went to my computer and the HDD was not listed. I went to the device manager and there it was... I read that I can use testdisk to fix this problem from the following link...
Tech Support Forum - View Single Post - Have you "lost" a hard drive, partition or files in your computer? I got to step B and it said "Disk capacity must be correctly detected for a successful recovery.
If a disk listed above has incorrect size, check HD jumper settings, BIOS
detection, and install the latest OS patches and disk drivers".. The seagate disk said 2199GB, when it is actually 500. So this is where I am stuck.. I am not very advanced with this stuff. I have no Idea what a jumper settings is. I have irreplaceable files stored on this drive that I cannot afford to lose. Any help would be greatly appreciate.

A:for me this is a complicated problem with my HDD...

Does the drive show up in "Disk Management" if so try to assign it a drive letter manually. What model is your seagate, if it is a new external it most likely is a SATA drive, and has no jumpers.

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Last Tuesday, after installing the Game Swat4 and an WinFTP, the computer was OK. The next day almost all my icons were unresponsive, my task bar icons gone.
I have tried everything. I scanned the computer for viruses and spyware with trendmicro house call, ad-ware and bit defender and nothing is reported. The User accounts icon and the help and support buttons are unresponsive.
When I try to logon into safe mode i get a black screen (no icons).
I can run programs from the command line if I find the path.
The registered file types are almost all gone.
I used TweakUI to repair the icons and the Windows file checker with no avail.
This seems to me to be a big time hack. I have hundreds of programs installed and just rebuilding the machine will be a big time pain.

Any hints?

Thanks in advance and regards

Using Windows XP SP2

Rolando Azpurua

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Hello - and this is my first post, so be gentle with me!!

OK if anyone can solve this then you've surpassed all expectations!!

I use Outlook Web Access to read my work email and used to have the option to save password, i.e. a little box at the bottom of the screen. I had hitherto clicked on this so that each time I accessed my work emails from home, the site just came up automatically without having to enter my username and password.

Having recently completed a reformat and reinstallation of my laptop (on XP Home), this option is no longer there and I have to manually enter my username and password each time.

BEFORE anyone suggests turning autocomplete on, these settings are all switched on and function fine.

Have also switched on and off and on again the Protected System Storage.
Have also checked that Microsoft client is functioning.
Have also checked with work to see if they have disabled the option to save password, and they say no.
Have also looked at mickeysofts page "lost option to save password" but that doesn't correspond to my specific problem & OS.

My only feeling is that there may be some residual settings in one of my partitions (I didn't reformat all of them, only the one with the OS on it) that are creating this problem, or there is something in XP home that stops me from saving the password.

HOWEVER - I do have the option to save password *if* I access a different OWA site totally unrelated to work.

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A:Complicated - OWA access!

Check the properties of your network adapater and make sure the client for microsoft is installed and enabled.

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Hello BleepersComing here rather than a Flight Sim forum because at least part of this problem is in the comp. I think, and you guys know that stuff better. FS AutoStart is a program that shuts down unnecessary programs and services to maximize resources for playing Flight Simulator 2004. Almost everybody I know uses FSAS to start up FS2004. Today, in pre-selecting programs for FSAS to shutdown or leave running, the first one on the display list (alphabetical order) of running programs is "csrss.exe" (client server runtime process, Microsoft Corp. File v. 5.1.2600.2180 created 1/18/2006 6KB). The path is not shown. The path is shown for all other programs. It's icon is a folder, the only program with that icon. I did not select csrss.exe to shutdown when FSAS starts FS2004. I left csrss.exe running. Then, in starting up FSAS (to shut down all the programs and services that I have specified and start FS2004), the log shows a red warning message (all others are grey showing programs and services as they are shut down by FSAS). Red message says (paraphrase) can not find path for csrss.exe. This is interesting because I have not told FSAS to shut down csrss.exe so it doesn't need to shut it down or do anything to it. FSAS continues to shutdown everything I have told it to shut down, all the way to starting the main program FS2004 (fs9.cfg.exe). Then nothing happens. And nothing works. The mouse, keyboard commands, nothing works, the desktop with t... Read more

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Well, I just got a trial of Adobe Premiere CS3 and it says my computer isn't compatible because my processor doesn't use the SSE2 instruction set. Right now I have an AMD Anthlon processor and all I need is an AMD Anthlon 64 processor. My question is, how complicated is it to upgrade your processor? My dad says you need a whole new motherboard, and along with that you need new ram, power supply, etc. I just wanted to clarify that because I really need this program. Thank you.

A:Is getting a new processor really complicated?

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Hi all.. i'm in need of some help.. I'm trying to wipe my computer back to factory settings.. but i can't seem to find that option anywhere.

It is an insignia computer, and it came pre-installed with XP SP2.. so i don't have the neccesary disks to reinstal windows. If anyone could please tell me how to reinstal back to factory settins i'd be extremely happy.. thanks!

A:XP recovery.. complicated?

when it boots up, before Xp loads, is there an option for a recovery option and a key for this? My dads pc doesnt come with XP cd and he has this.

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okay, here goes. Currently I am running Windows 2k pro. I have had serious issues with internet explorer lately. I think it may have stemmed from a virus I got about a week ago, but I am not sure. At first it simply would not open, so I got my brother to send me the netscape setup files and i was trying to use that to fix it.

The first thing i did was unintall IE 6 from the add/remove programs list, so that left me with IE 5. Since I don't really like 5, I tried upgrading back to six using the file from microsofts website. The installation went fine until I restarted. After I logged in, a small popup came up which was finalizing the setup and I got the error message: An error or exception occurred while calling the function "DllInstall" in "C:\windows\system32\inetcpl.cpl". I clicked on okay and it told me that explorer.exe had generated errors and would close. Since the computer would not start any further, i did a cold shutdown and restarted. It restarted fine but everything was messed up.

I cannot open outlook express.

I have gotten the error message: An error occurred loading "c:\windows\system32\browsewm.dll". The file may not have been installed or it has been corrupted.

I am constantly getting script error boxes underneath boxes that say: An error has occurred in this dialogue, Error: 29 Unspecified Error.
Which prevents me from entering anything into text boxes on google, etc...

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DSL is supposed to be easy to install now, but (lucky meee!) not at my house. where i have my computer, the nearest jack is actually up by the CEILING, and it's not a regular jack with a socket for the phone line to be plugged in - it just has a (non-removable) wire coming out, and the wire is 50 to 100ft. long (which i was told is no good for dsl) and the phone plug at the end of it has a broken prong! (sorry, i don't know the proper terminology. but you can understand that this is giving me a headache )
there is another jack (normal) nearby, but it once belonged to a 2nd line that is no longer active, so there wouldn't be any way i can use that, right?

A:Complicated DSL situation...

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I'm having problems with my DEll inspiron B130. The infamous bcmwltry.exe application failed error keeps on popping up in the log in screen and right after i click "ok" of it's dialog box. I'm stuck in the log in screen even though I typed the right password and the error box continuously pops up. In short, I can't log in to the desktop, so "ctrl+alt+del" is obviously not a solution in my case.

I tried to repair it using the recovery console but the system insists on telling me that I am inputting an invalid password ( even though I'm very much sure that I am entering the right administrator's password. ) I don't want to resort into reformatting my laptop., I have too many important files that I have not backed up yet. Please someone help me. I don't know what to do anymore.


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Okay, let me explain my setup first. I have two laptops, both 7Pro, one 32, one 64. Which ever one I am using, I run through a Toshiba Dynadock powered USB hub (with audio and graphics) to a monitor and 5.1 speakers (oh, I live on a boat, so laptops are about all that fits).

I also have a Memorex external dvd player connected to the Dynadock. This is where it gets complicated. Media player won't play dvd's from the 32 bit machine, but will from the 64 bit machine, though both are using the same external player. It tells me to update the graphics driver, but it's up to date. I'm set for Region 1, as I should be, so I'm not sure what's causing the problem. (I usually just rip the dvd's to mkv anyway, but occasionally want to use the dvd player.

Any thoughts?

A:Somewhat complicated dvd question, not sure where to put it

Is 32bit up-to-date with Drivers & Software Support | Toshiba?

Is the DVD drive recognized correctly? Open data disks etc?
Does it play other Video DVDs?

Not sure if this will help..
Trying to play DVD on Windows Media Player: "Update Video - Microsoft Community

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Hi, thanks for reading my post.

I'm stationed in Iraq right now and I'm heavier than I want to be, not fat, just heavier than I want to be. Had a hard time losing weight with just excercise and basic dieting. So now I'm trying to create a spreadsheet for food input on a daily basis.
What I want to have on the spreadsheet, is one book, where on the first sheet, shows a list of all the different foods/drinks that I might consume. On the second sheet, I want to be able to reference to the information I have on the first sheet so it will fill in the information and it will be in a -pretty- format. I have it kind of the way I want it in the attachment, but mainly I need to know how to link everything the way I described prior.

Thanks for your help, if I didn't give enough description after seeing my attachment, please tell me.


A:Need help with complicated formulas or possible VBA

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I need some advice....Im great with computers but not as experienced as I would like to be in networking. Im a technician for a company and have been asked to setup a network at a workplace and I would like some advice on how to set this up ASAP in a way thats fair to the customer (time and price)

7 Windows 2000 pro and 1 Win98SE machines.
3 printers...2 regualr deskjet...1 Plotter by HP

Everything is already hard wired...hub..ethernet cords..etc. All computers are able to get on the net... However they cannot see each other. When trying to navigate to other computers I get the connect as...and password field. When trying to use username and passwords that the client is giving me..it does not validate. I can print locally. From researching a bit..all comps have NETBUIE (sp?) installed and file and print sharing enabled. From what I see, there are four separate workgroups within the office...some having multiple comps on the workgroup. The client has no information on username/passwords...only is guessing. He also has no Network Setup Disk. All these comps were throw together and had an ethernet cord thrown in.

I get the concept of workgroups....user access rights...etc...But from my exp in the past and by reading tutorials on www.wown.com I never really was ever able to get anything to work the way it says it should.

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A:Win 2k Network.. A little complicated

hi cantholdmd,
Should not have too much of a problem with this.
Firstly, i would put all computers on same workgroup. Unless you are running any programs that require NETBUIE i would uninstall and run with TCP/IP only. Enabling 'File & Print Sharing', physically share a folder on each computer.
This should have all computers seeing each other !
Then, each Windows 2000 computer requires all Clients to have 'GUEST' Accounts setup to allow them to access the computer i.e. Client1 would have all other 'Clients' Usernames and passwords setup in its own 'Userlist'.
Windows 98 does not require the above configured !

If above does not work - assign addresses 192.168.0.xxx and subnet mask to all computers.
Once you have the computers seeing each other, dependant on method of Internet connection, you might have to drop the assigned IP addresses and switch to Dynamic. The above is required just to access Network properly to ensure all is working.


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   I have a bit of a problem here. 
   My dad's old computer went kaput and rather than replace the hard drive, he bought a brand new industrial strength computer.  Given as how he doesn't need that, I looked at the bad computer and found that the specs were better than anything I could afford. All I needed to do was replace the hard drive, and boom.  Brand new computer better than anything I'd ever had.
  So I buy a new HD and try to install windows XP on it.  Herein lies my problem.  I could format the new HD ok, but setup will not continue because I get an error saying that the CD itself is flawed, and setup can't continue.  So I have a half formatted HD.
  If the problem is really the disk itself, then I could buy another, but I have a CD of  windows vista here too.  Since I can't put XP onto the computer, can I put something like Vista business or 7 onto an already half formatted HD?

A:complicated reformat

You shouldn't have a problem installing Vista or Win7 as the hard drive will get re-formatted during the installation process.But you will need a valid licence for the new operating system.

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