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I have a Thinkpad T450s and it is just over a year old. It still has 3 more years of warranty. Recently the lenovo solution center gave an critical error for the HDD (Read test failure) and I submitted an online request reporting it. Without even sending me an email or contacting me, they sent me a new part and gave me zero information about it. Apparently every other person can replace a HDD now! I have created 3 more cases calling their tech support to send the laptop for a depo repair. Everytime the request is rejected 'at the vendor' according to the customer care. Neither the customer care people or tech support can tell me why. Every time they create a new case, tell me I will receive a depo bag nect day, and I dont receive anything, have to call depo customer care and on hold for minimum 40 minutes, only to hear that the case has been rejected they dont know why.One tech support told me now I have to send the new part back before creating a new case, otherwise it will be rejected again. but he does not know how I can send the new part back. The return label sent to me was for the faulty HDD.Can anyone help? What is the point of paying for warranty if I receive this type of service? 

A:HORRIBLE tech support and warranty support

You do not state which type of warranty you currently have, there are a few which will affect how TS will or can respond. I hope you get this resolved to your satisfaction...

T61, 6465, Vista

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I just bought my laptop 3 months ago and it now doesnt work. I cant reinstall windows and no matter how i try to reinstall it, it keeps getting stuck on prepairing auto repairs loop. On top of that, i cant get support on the website. I enter the serial number and i get a error message. Theres no way to fix this problem and i have had it with these PS pcs. I got screwed out of 430 dollars and right before finals. Never buy a lenovo laptop or a PC ever! Im buying a mac next time.

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Hello, I bought lenovo yoga 500 14 ISK on January 2016. After 1,5 years later i aware that there is some problem on the left bottom side (near the hinge) than one week later i saw that screen and back lid seperated from left bottom side and when i look at in i saw that the screw hole is broken from inside and the screw is not tightening the back lid anymore. And my pc never dropped. It is under 2 year warranty and after i sent my pc to Turkey technical service, they said that your actions are completed and when i see the pc right side is broken. First of all i do not want to take back but they said that you can not take pc back so they force me to take my pc. day  by day crack is going bigger and bigger. When i called technical service they said that me (laughing) i forced the pc lid which is 360 degree. and also they said to me opening the lid from only one side causes this problem.  It is not written anywheere taht "dont open lid from left or right side" . I used 7 -8 years lenovo and also2 years work pc laptop Lenovo in very hard conditions and there is no even 1 problem. But my latest pc is falling apart day by day . Not a laptop anymore because opening lid will make my pc not work soon so lid is always open. I need Lenovo center help because people in Turkey unfortunately doesnt help for money. So i dont want them to repair my pc anymore too. After many discussion they are going to break other parts too and i dont trust them. Please help me to be repa... Read more

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I keep receiving calls from fake MICROSOFT Tech support with various telephone numbers. Strange, they do not show up in my phone on line logs. They wanted me to go to FASTSUPPORT\763721586 ( do not use  these numbers). It is a company  called FASTSUPPORT.com. they also give you a complaint department where you can enter the number that you feel is causing you problems, the number of the LOGMEINRESCUE type remote access code. of course it is clear to them that you are suspicious and they will get rid of the  phone operator who didn't succeed. So do not bother to leave any complaint.


Appears you are dealing with a well known scam.Microsoft does not make unsolicited phone calls, display pop-up alerts in your browser to call a support number or send unsolicited email messages to request personal or financial information or to fix your computer.Avoid scams that use the Microsoft name fraudulentlyIs that call from Microsoft a scam?Tell Your Relatives: No, Microsoft Won’t Call You About Your ComputerMicrosoft calling? Mind the tech support scammer!Tech Support Scamming through unsolicited phone calls, browser pop-ups and emails from "so-called Support Techs" advising "your computer is infected with malware", “All Your Files Are Encrypted" and other fake "alert messages" has become an increasing common scam tactic over the past several years. The scams may involve web pages with screenshots of fake Microsoft (Windows) Support messages, fake reports of suspicious activity, fake warnings of malware found on your computer, fake ransomware and fake BSODs all of which include a tech support phone number to call in order to fix the problem. If you call the phone number (or they called you), scammers will talk their victims into allowing them remote control access of the computer so they can install a Remote Access Trojan in order to steal passwords and other sensitive personal information which could then be used to access bank accounts or steal a person's identity.These are a few examples.Call Windows Help Desk Immediately Tech Support Scam Fake Your com... Read more

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i currently have a dell Inspiron 5558 laptop for over an year now but the screen stop working over 6 months ago, i looked up the warranty information at the time of screen stopped working and was re-assured that it showed February 18, 2017 therefore i did not consider that it is very urgent to call tech support since i have other laptops. today when i call the support service, i was informed that product was not registered and i have to pay $233 to replace the LCD screen, they still argued that dell warranty website showed the correct information but when i looked it up, the website still displays the same.  did anyone else encounter this issue??
below is the warranty service which is still display at this time

A:Dell Warranty is reflecting incorrect data as per technical support and support manager

Was the system purchased direct from Dell, or at retail - or on EBay, Amazon, etc?

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When I installed Win8 on one computer I need a H.P. printer driver. So I went to H.P. support/download did not find the needed driver so I called their Tech. support. A friendly support guy looked at my system and told me my copy of Microsoft Win8 bought at Best Buy was not a legit copy, also my system had been infected and they needed to remove my Win8 clean my system and reinstall Win8. made me a deal of a reduced price of $250US I knew this was not right so I begged them good buy went to Best Buy where I have good friends in the Geek Squad. they got the needed driver and printer works fine.
Today my Netgear routher died, called Netgear to get my lifetime warranty. This also was a support in India guy said it would cost $39US to make sure it was the router I said thanks but no thanks. Took my old Netgear router back to Best Bye where I bought it three years ago and they gave me a new Netgear router. I needed setup help so called Netger as new user also in India guy was friendly looked at my system and helped me get it setup. Then he informed me my computer was under attack and my files were being read he could fix my system and protect my files for the small sum of just $85US. Well I was using a small backup H.P. computer on the Net. hardwired and it was almost never used. So I knew it was a India Tech. support scam again.
I think these guys in India do support for many Mfg.s and software makers, and it's an easy way to gleen a lot of fast cash from people who trust the br... Read more

A:Tech. Support Scam from India support bases.

Are you sure you were using legitimate HP/Netgear phone numbers? Where did you get the numbers from?

Are you sure it wasn't just a variation of the scams the FTC are starting to crack down on?
How Windows tech support scammers walked right into a trap set by the feds | Ars Technica

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hello to everyone!!

im working as a tech support agent for one of the biggest ISP in the US.. its a good paying job and also very challenging.. i use to troubleshoot internet connection issues for residential accounts (1 pc only) and for all other issues that i get, i browse for similar issues on the forums of this site.. well, most of them came pretty handy (esp for the security forums).. now, i got transferred to the networking department and im in a total loss!! i can do simple troubleshooting and install assists for new networking users but i really need help in issues like:
1. remote access/ port forwarding
2. invalid IP addresses on the wireless devices
3. file and printer sharing
i was browsing through all the topics but i cant find any.. if there is someone out there who can help me with this issue and give me some pointers on how i am going to do this in an easier way.. i would really appreciate any assistance..

thanks in advance!!

A:tech support in need of extra support

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I really thought that dell improved, but clearly no!!

You guys just refuse to learn from your past sins.

The SR number is attached, this is for a brand new top of the line XPS 13 machine.
This supposedly super piece of machine had debris in the screen.

While this is bad still acceptable, however what boggles me is the customer support.
I have been reporting this issue and have been pushed from one dell department to another...without anybody helping me.

Why can't you show some customer service empathy and solve my *** issue!!!!!

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I had brought Lenovo Y40-80 Laptop in 2015 and also purchased /extended the NBD warranty  for same at the end of the initial warranty  Recently i had lot of sound from the machine which i call the customer care and raised ticket in the month of march and they took more than a month to send the technician along with parts and after he come and replaces the parts the laptop worked only for 15-20 min and for the technician the case was closed as the replaced the part and there is no noise and but after he left the laptop screen is not at all showing any thing (comeplete blank ) and now this machine is completely dead only i can see power and battery lights  Immideatly i called the techincan who replaced the parts to look at the issue, as he already closed the case he can't check it out with out  assigned call/ticket to him I called the customer service and explained the problem they said they had created the ticket and it will only be addressed in 3-5 business days and that too only after they have the parts means another 1 more month to get it addressed then i asked about what does NBD means even though they say 3-5 business days  I requested to provide the higher offical whom i can speak as i can't wait for that long , the representative took long time and not provided proper contact after lot of disucssion i demanded for a replacement of the laptop and then he said thet the case whas been raised to sr.manager sort of guy and t... Read more

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After so my research I ended up buying the P50 form OutletThe machine was advertised as 32GB but my parts says 8GB in parts lookup page And I was advertised as M2000M as graphics card but to my astonishment I received M1000M. I did open a case in the ManagedTechnicalAccess or so-called ThinkPad support area but they closed the case saying that they couldn't reach me. my phone. Yes, I am in business in Asia and what do you except Lenovo?I did reach the support number given in the ticket but after an hour of roundabout I ended up wasting my time with no proper resolution as everyone kept transferring me between the sales and IBM hardware support. I was given an opportunity to return the machine in 14 days but LOL, I would return back to country at least after three months as I am in business.I bought this as a replacement to the broken W530, which you need you can't fix it and all I had was P50 as ready to ship. As I was flying in a week I expected the machine to reach me at least as advertised but in all honesty, I never wished for such a surprise at 40,000ft.Now I don't have a proper workstation and sitting idle with a $1300 brick. I can't use them if I need to return them for a refund or I can continue using them but no refund would be provided and I can keep the machine.But Lenovo, I expect a little professionalism over here, I should be either given a part refund (the costs of missing part) or allow me to use the machine and accept return as I come back after the... Read more

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Hello. I am making this post because of my horrible experience with customer support. I purchased a Lenovo Y50 last year for school, and it worked great, until two weeks ago when the hard drive and keyboard failed simultaneously. I checked my warranty, and I have about a month left. So I decided to call in and see what I could do. That was the worst mistake I could have made. I am a college student, and I used a cell phone to call in to customer support. Not only was I on hold for 30 minutes, when I finally reached a representative I thought would help me, she told me I would have to be put on hold again, and transfered me to the warranty division for Lenovo notebooks. While being on hold, there is no music to let you know you are on hold, no robot telling you how long you have to wait, nothing but a pre scripted message that tells you to go to some website. I don't even know what the website is because the message was so faint. I eventually had to hang up because after half an hour no one responded to me, I had a class, and I wasted 30 minutes of my 100 minute plan. Mind you I am a college student at a university with a prepaid phone plan. I cannot afford to be on the phone for half an hour, much less 2 hours like some other users on here have said that they were. I should not have to pay money to tell Lenovo that they made a defective product. So here I am with nothing. A broken laptop. A bigger phone bill, and nothing to show for it.  

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The following is my problem...and this is copied from Norton's site...Only problem is that my comp. came up virus free, the Registry value they want me to delete does not exist, and when I select Norton Antivirus in the Add/Remove Programs window & click remove (or change for that matter) nothing happens!!! I don't know what to do! PLEASE HELP IF YOU KNOW WHAT I SHOULD TRY!
Pasted from After clicking Install Norton Antivirus

After clicking Install Norton AntiVirus, a cursor appears briefly, and Norton AntiVirus 2005 stops responding

After inserting your Norton AntiVirus 2005 CD, you see the first installation screen. When you click Install Norton AntiVirus, the installation does not run. An hourglass cursor appears briefly, but no other window appears.

Before you begin: The information in this document applies to a problem that happens when installing Norton AntiVirus from the installation CD. If you downloaded Norton AntiVirus and are having a similar problem installing the program, read Norton AntiVirus 2005 installation stops responding after extracting downloaded files.
Because this situation has a variety of causes, no one solution will work in every case. Begin with "Solution 1: Make sure that your computer is virus free." You will be directed as to what to do next.
Solution 1: Make sure that your computer is virus free
If your computer is infected, you may have this problem. To quickly rule out common infections, con... Read more

A:NORTON's Product Support IS Horrible! Please HELP!

I have faith in you Tech Support Guys...don't fail me now! :-D

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By way of reference.  I have used thinkpads since at least 1999.   I have probably purchased over 200 machines for my clients over the last 18 years.   So I am not a Lenovo hater.   I would attempt to fax or email this to a customer advocate, but I cannot find them.  In fact, in the customer email from the support request in question, there is the following paragraph from the email from lenovo on 15 Mar 2017.
Our goal is to make you Extremely Satisfied with the service we provide. If you have any issues with your service, please contact me directly [Moderator edit]
But when I tried to write I found this email is no longer valid.  So I am forced to use this forum.
The device in question is an Thinkpad X230.   On 15 Mar 2017, the computer suddenly stopped working.  Client calls Lenovo Support who issues ticket number 403QRH4.  The diagnosis was a bad motherboard and setup an onsite appointment to replace the motherboard. 
The problem is that the motherboard in this same machine has been replaced twice previously over the last 3 years. 
The first incident was 21 Feb 15, ticket number CQMWSCG
The second incident was on 22 Feb 16, ticket number 304BT5Z
My client is understanably concerned that the warranty will run out in Oct 17.  She contacted the warranty support people to see if she could extend the warranty.  She writes:
I called Tech support and was o... Read more

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We have purchased over 20 Lenovo E470 laptops.  These laptops come with TPM 2.0 on them, I simply asked Lenovo to either provide me the software to downgrade the TPM from 2.0 to 1.2 and I was told that was going to cost extra money, so instead they had me send the laptop back so they could downgrade the system.  This was in the beggining of January, I got the laptop back at the end of January with NOTHING changed. I sent several emails and have been ignored. Today I spent over an hour on hold and was told they cannot help me.   

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I had never encountered an established company which subpar online sales service. I bought a Thinkpad on the 28 Dec 2018 via their online store. I was charged for the purchase on 29 Dec 2018 and subsequently 8 Jan 2019. However, the laptop was not shipped out at all. I have verified with the customer support officer, he confirmed that the charge on 8 Jan 2019 was an error and assured that it will not happen again. Original timeline for the shipping of the laptop was 7 - 9 business days. However, the shipping date was subsequently delayed to 28 Jan 2019 without any form of compensation. There is opportunity cost involved when you paid a premium for ThinkPad x1 Extreme yet the delay resulted you not being able to get the notebook in time. Productivity loss, stress involved going back and forth with their customer officers who are unable to help at all. I was thinking of cancelling the order from Lenovo.  Today, Lenovo charged my credit card for the third time when my laptop is still not shipped! This is ridiculous. Isn't this unauthorised charge to credit card without the customer's consent? 

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Here is the chat with the 3rd terrible Dell tech I've been with involving the bad Killer wifi cards in XPS Dell 9560s. I got transferred to him from another tech who had no idea what he was doing: 

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You are now being connected to an agent. Thank you for using Dell Chat

 4:41:36 PM   

Connected with Shaikh Tehseen Moin

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 Shaikh Tehseen Moin 

Welcome to Dell Customer Care Chat! My name is Tehseen.

 4:41:51 PM   
 Shaikh Tehseen Moin 

Hi Arun, How are you doing today?

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 4:43:21 PM   
 Shaikh Tehseen Moin 

How may I assist you Arun?

 4:44:31 PM   

I have a new XPS 9560 with a Killer wireless card. The card is killing my local network even after updating it to the newest drivers. I had to downgrade it to an older Qualcomm driver to get it to stop doing that. But the card is still slow.

 4:44:49 PM   

I have read in other forums that many other people have this same problem and Dell has been getting them Intel card replacements, like here: http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/20006805/

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I have a new Lenovo P50 which was purchased for me by a friend while visiting US. Since the beginning there have been problems with touchpad not working. I took the laptop to Lenovo's authorised service center in Delhi twice, and both times was disappointed because the technician refused to look at the laptop making one excuse or the other. During the first visit, this guy was not sure if P50 was covered under international warrenty in India and wanted me to provide a proof that it was. I got in touch with Lenovo customer support and below is the email response I received.  Hi,

This is in response to your request. We want to inform you that all think products come under IWS. So, your product is also under warranty and you will get services in India.

Your system is having carry in warranty, so please go to service center for any services you required.

LenovoI was astonished by this reply, becuase this is something I thought the technician ought to know or could have found out easily without asking me to get this information myself and wasting my entire day. I went to the sevice centre the second time with this email, and this time he drops another set of requirements on me. He wanted the original invoice for the laptop along with a copy of passport of the person whose name is on the invoice, without which he will not even look at the laptop. This laptop was purchased from Amazon US and I had the soft copy of the inovice with me... Read more

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I've had two Lenovo Yoga laptops, the Yoga 2 Pro and the Yoga 900 13-ISK.  Not a cheap laptop. My first Yoga developed a touchpad problem while still under warranty (10 months after purchase).  After TWO MONTHS of being in your service center and never being given an estimated repair date due to there being no replacement touchpads available (really?), I raised hell and you replaced it with my Yoga 900 13-ISK.  Which was nice of you, but horribly inconvenient. My Yoga 900 developed a USB-C problem.....and I again went through the service nightmare.  At least the motherboard was in stock, because it was only a few months after I got the laptop.  But it took another month without a laptop before I got it back. And while still under warranty, my touchpad developed the same loose double-clicking issue that my Yoga Pro 2 did, but I decided just to live with it because I was tired of being without a laptop and didn't want to send it off for another month or more (and, BTW, the touchpad was not in stock). So then, while the laptop was only 18 months old, I closed the lid not realizing a small 1/2 inch grape stem....a GRAPE STEM.... was on the keyboard and it cracked my screen, rendering it unusable.  And, of course, there were no OEM screens in stock, new or refurb, and they hadn't been for months.  So I was forced to replace it with a subpar aftermarket counterfeit that bothers me everytime I use the laptop.  As of th... Read more

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i trust you all will know what to do with this. i'm short of new to this so directions would greatly help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 9:50:57 AM, on 6/13/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\SHSTAT.EXE
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\UpdaterUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\CasinoOnline\CsRemnd.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Reference\Bookshelf 98\qshelf98.exe
C:\Program Files\Netscape\Netscape\Netscp.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Slik\My Documents\HijackThis.exe

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A:Tech Support - HELP!

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Hello everyone. I applied for a tech support job with my local ISP. I have no schooling, just computer knowledge as a hobby for 10 years. I troubleshoot all my friends and family's computers pretty well. What kind of short term schooling could help me land a tech support job? I feel I have the knowledge but could use a basic course to put on my resume. Any other advice on computer jobs that are a good start to a new career? Thank you.

A:ISP Tech Support Job

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I know I know… Wrong posting BUT!

This is a scream! If you are in tech support I bet you had a day like this. Or you’re having one right now! I know that I did some years back.

A Day In The Life Of A Tech Support Guy Click Sales Guy vs. Web Dude
I know a Mod is going to move this but before you do, watch it then move it!

A:Tech Support Guy!!

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So, like most people should, I use an ad blocker. Also, like most people should, sites that you enjoy or visit a lot, you should contribute to them. This can be easily done by turning off your ad blocker for that one particular site. I did that for Tech Support Guy and the ads were still blocked.

I'm using Firefox and I started disabling some of the privacy features that I use. I disabled Tracking Protection and the ads appeared. Great.. or so I thought. There isn't anyway to disable tracking protection on a particular site. Technically, you can, but it's session based. After I close FF and start it back up, it doesn't keep my individual preference for TSG.

I wasn't sure if FF by default enabled Tracking Protection or not. I mean, if it is enabled by default, then EVERY guest user that visits TSG on FF is not seeing ads, meaning TSG is missing out on a lot of profits.

So on another computer, I completely removed FF and downloaded a fresh, uncustomized copy. Tracking Protection is enabled by default, but oddly, I now saw ads on TSG. Back to the drawing board.

I started customizing this fresh install of FF and after enabling Never Remember History, I no longer had ads. So it appears that this isn't one feature of FF blocking ads on TSG, but 2. If I disable one of the features (doesn't matter which), ads appear. It's only when BOTH features are enabled that ads disappear.

So my question is how can I allow only ads on TSG without havin... Read more

A:Ads on Tech Support Guy

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I wanted to make this my special post, as its my 1000, and encourage all members to use their System Restore more, I keep a system restore icon on
my desktop and make a restore point everyday, I know the computer is suppose to do it, but it makes me feel better, evertime I make drastic changes or questionable downloads I make a restore point, I simply type call it rp it only takes less than 10 seconds, if everyone did this we really could cut down on our
Tech Support. Have a good day.

A:How to cut down on Tech Support

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Any one know of any reliable services for gaming pc support/optimization? Don't know if there's any further details needed than that for my question. This is my first post here too so wasn't sure what would be the most appropriate category to put this in.

A:I need tech support

There is a Games forum here https://forums.techguy.org/forums/games.57/

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Where truth is hid in shifting sands;
Elusive demons there do dwell
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“Thank you sir for work well done,
Evil slain and battle won;
The blue screen of death is banished here,
And we’re computing now without fear.”

I didn't get to drag a notepad file on top of Combofix like so many others.

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my mcafee says i have 2PWS-LegMir(trojans)that cannot be removed why is that.and how do i remove them?

A:tech support

Have you tried to remove them manually?

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My computer has become very slow in loading programs such as Firefox. Once it is loaded it doesn't work smoothly as before. Not Responding message appears and everything stops working for a while. Scrolling also doesn't always work. Sometimes the arrow changes to the hourglass and stops working. After a while it changes back to the arrow again and so it continues.

Quite regularly I get the "script not working" message window in the middle of the screen with "continue" or "cancel" options. Sometimes it is the Shockwave plugin and at other times it is Google or other script. And often the end program command doesn't work. For the last few days, script error message for Internet Explorer comes on at powering up.

I have been thinking of reloading Windows but with no more Microsoft support for XP I don't know how I am going to get the updates.

I know the laptop is very old(2001) but I really use it mainly to check emails. Any help in resolving the above issues would be highly appreciated.

Thank you.



First off, All updates are available for Windows XP and will continue to be available till the end of time. There will just not be any NEW updates for XP. I just installed XP on an old computer 2 days ago and ran all of 142 Windows Updates.
As for your current installation, try running a Clean Boot. If this works then add one startup item at a time, restarting each time till the computer becomes unresponsive, then you know what the problematic program is.
Also, go to Start/Run and type chkdsk C: /R and press enter, in the command prompt type a Y for Yes and reboot the computer. Check Disk will go thorough 5 stages and takes some time. It will check your HDD for integirty.

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I was giving my deceased grandfather's computer and it's has a password on it how do I get past it ?

A:Tech support !

Unfortunately we will not assist with that issue
One of the site rules is
Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.Click to expand...

Please do understand that we are not doubting what YOU say, simply that we have no way of verifying that your explanation is the truth.
If for instance your computer was stolen or accessed without your permission and we enabled the person responsible to gain access to your computer, you would not be very pleased.

Sorry we cannot help
Our only suggestion is a clean install of Windows using the product key on the case of the computer if there is one.

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I have some type of virus on my computer. I keep getting pop up and unwanted icons on my desk top. I try to clear them out but everytime I go back on the internet they come back. Please give me some advise.

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I use Firefox and Safari and when I'm on Myspace,some pages wont load all the way,right after,I get a error message and I opens another page and says Download Adobe9. I tried to download it but I can't find the download or install it

A:Tech Support,please!

two steps
for windows ask about mac or linux

1. make sure you have the newest version of firefox and or Safari

2. http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html and download

3 make sure to check the right plugin checkboxes when in stalling

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Here is the problem I can't even get to this forum on my main computer to get help. I was gone out of town on a fishing trip and let some people stay at my house now my main computer is screwed up. web pages keep redirecting and any web page that i try to go to like this one just comes up web page not found or it redirects you. one of the idiots that stayed removed avg and installed avira which i know is good but it wont pick up anything wrong i would like some help but like i said i can't get to this forum to get help any ideas????


A:can't even get to tech support

Please follow the instructs from this webpage (sticky):


You shall have a proper set of logs for us after that. Someone shall be along shortly

* Kindly note that threads without the proper logs shall likely be ignored.

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How many pins are there on a standard SCSI-2 connector?


A:PC Tech Support Help


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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2600+, x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 767 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 109915 MB, Free - 42983 MB; D: Total - 4538 MB, Free - 690 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., A7N8X-LA, Rev 1.xx, X312345678
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Tech Support

thank you. I understand!

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What do I use to remove mall where from my Windows 8 PC. ?

A:Tech Support

would you read the following
and post the logs required

I will then move to the virus / malware forum for assistance from a virus/malware expert
Note it can take up to 48 hours to get a reply as they are very busy in that forum and only authorised members are allowed to reply

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I have a LG X120 notebook with windows XP, will it be able to be viewed threw an HAIER LCD Television.

A:Tech support

Hi Debbie, and welcome to TSG.

If this is your computer (http://www.lg.com/hk_en/notebooks/lg-X120-L), it has a VGA video output connector.

Your TV would need to have a VGA, DVI-A, or DVI-I video input jack. The TV would also need to support at least one of the video resolutions and refresh rates that the computer can feed to the VGA connector.

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I have been getting screens, such as the one attached on several occasions. When I call tech support we have to go through all the tests and nothing shows. The tech has me do a few things and he even takes control of the computer and does some things. Of course, immediately thereafter everything seems to be working fine but eventually I get this screen.  This morning, 08/10/17 the computer gave me the screen I have attached, I sent the technician the picture of the screen and he sends me this response
"Thank you for contacting Dell Technical Support. We appreciate the opportunity to work with you to help ensure you continue to enjoy the use of your Dell system. ?? Please contact Dell Technical Support any time at 1800-624-9896 for quick resolution Service Request Number 951652777
Please contact Dell Technical Support any time at 1800-624-9896
please have your service tag or express service code ready. You could also resolve your issues by logging onto our support site www.support.dell.com for basic troubleshooting assistance and information related to order status, driver downloads and queries regarding your Dell system. Please allow our representative to contact you within 48 to 72 hours. Your satisfaction is very important to us. Thank you for choosing Dell."
I think my hard drive or worse, my computer is failing.  I have warranty until 01/19.  What can I do? If I keep calling nothing seems to get fixed.

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I bought a new PSU, that came in the mail today. Once I started up the computer I discovered that my USB ports don't work. Last Friday when my video card died, my 4 year old broke the two front USB ports. The computer's manufacturer surmises this shorted out the back ports and now wants to replace the motherboard and case. Both are under warranty, thank goodness.

So now my conundrum, I didn't buy the new PSU from the manufacturer, but it is the same brand as my old one. Do I just send the box back with the new one (which lets them organize the cables ten times better than I can) or do I put the old one back in? Or do I send both? There is nothing wrong with the old PSU, it's just not powerful enough for my new graphics card, which is NOT leaving my possession!

I'm sure I'm over thinking this, I just don't want to be screwed over.

Thank you for any help or advice.

A:Does Tech Support Need both Old and New PSU?

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A:Tech Support Guy

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Couldn't really figure out what topic to post this to so if it doesn't belong here please feel free to move it to another topic ...

I have had lot's of HP and Dell computers in my lifetime (laptop and desktops). Was thinking about looking into buying a Lenova - guess they bought out IBM's pc business a few year ago. Anyway, thought I would get some input as to their tech support - is it USA based or overseas? How has your experience been with that company on their tech support for you?

These are the specs for my perfect PC (it must be a desktop
Had 2 laptops and hated then both - gave them to my kids and they used them for awhile and gave them back.

Processor & Memory:

Intel® Core? i7-6700 Processor 3.4GHz
22GB DDR4 RAM (<--- important for me)

Operating System:

Microsoft® Windows 10


1TB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive (<---plenty for my needs)
DVD-RW (Writes to DVD/CD)

Graphics & Video:

2GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 730 Graphics (<---would prefer 4GB)


Wireless-AC WLAN + Bluetooth® 4.0 (<-- want these this time around)
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet

Ports & Slots:

2x USB 3.0
4x USB 2.0
1x HDMI-Out
1x Media Card Reader
2x Headphone Jack
2x Microphone Jack


A:How is Lenova's Tech Support been for you?

All I can say is that I've had Lenovo Desktop computers (two) for several years and have never, ever had any issues that would require a call to tech support.

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