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Q: mouse dilemma

I recently picked up a used computer. I had a hard drive & OS installed. Now, I can't find any place to plug in the mouse. What am I supposed to do in this cituation? All help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Preferred Solution: mouse dilemma

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A: mouse dilemma

Must be old, needs a serial port mouse

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

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This is my dilemma:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:IE7 Dilemma

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

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

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

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

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

No.
Here is what I would do;
1 First and foremost, make at least two copies of whatever data you want to keep. Do this on separate media; ie two external drives, two flash drives, NAS, whatever.
2 Build the system and install just your new drive. Do the windows install, updates, drivers, etc, etc.
3 Once completely finished with the windows install, shutdown and install the old drive. Windows will assign the next available drive letter to your old drive ie E, F, whatever.
4 As for access to your old disk, you can edit permissions to make it unavailable to some users.

Your link to your drive on amazon does not work.
 

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

regard

A:W7 and XP dilemma

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

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

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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

A:in a dilemma!

It actually has too much memory and cannot cope.
Try this suggestion!
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;NL;q184447
 

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

A:RAM Dilemma

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

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

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

Help me out from the dilemma by your suggestions.
 

A:Help me out from the dilemma

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

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Ok. Please continue.

A:My Dilemma

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

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

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

A:I've got a dilemma

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

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

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

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

Help appreciated !
 

A:EU / UK PSU dilemma

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

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

A:Bit of a dilemma with MSE

G'day Nick,

I wonder if this might work?

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

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

Regards,
Golden

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

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

"Is it possible to upgrade this pc?"

Anyone?

Thank You Guys Very Much In Advance!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3330S CPU @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6075 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7450A Graphics, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 1843 GB (1158 GB Free); D: 17 GB (2 GB Free);
Motherboard:
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled
 

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

A:tcp/ip dilemma

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

Setup the machine as follows:

PC1:
IP Address: 192.168.0.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

PC2:
IP Address: 192.168.0.3
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

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

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Q: Dilemma

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

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

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

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

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

A:Bit of a dilemma here...

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

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

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

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

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

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

I need the pieces quickly and so am desperately seeking help

Thanks
 

A:Help with the usb dilemma

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

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

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

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

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

A:In a dilemma

can you give us the specs on your PSU
 

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

A:Ram dilemma

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

A:my dilemma

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

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

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Hello,

I am thinking of making a possible return to Kaspersky. In my country, I am getting it for dirt cheap price, and therefore, it's very difficult to resist the temptation. However, even if I go on to buy it, I ain't so sure if I really need the extra features of KIS -- as I don't use the following modules:

-TAM
-Parental Control
-Software Updater
-Anti Spam
-Anti Banner
-Webcam Protection
-Safe Money
-Wi-Fi related Protection

However, the only module which interests me is the "Firewall."

So, what do you guys think? Based on my above preferences, am I better off choosing KAV this time around? Or, is KIS still the better choice with its superior Firewall?
 

A:KAV/KIS purchase dilemma

But KIS has the "Application Control" (HIPS) which is intimate related to Kaspersky FireWall, and We could say is one of its best modules also with System Watcher... It's up to You, of course, the decision
 

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Hi to all @ TGS

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

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

Many thanks
Morny
 

A:Solved: USB dilemma

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Hi,

I bought a Samsung series 5 notebook about 8 months ago, the other day the HDD failed and wont spin/not recognized at all.
I have the option of sending it in for warranty, but there is a lot of personal and sensitive information on the drive and I don't really want to send it in.
I have also just purchased a SSD as a replacement, and when searching on google, found that the product key for my OEM of windows 8 is stored in the BIOS.
I am just wondering where I can get an .iso of windows 8 x64 so I can use it to re-install my windows 8 OS on the new SSD?

As I said, I dont want to send my old HDD in.

Can anyone give me some recommendations please as I am in a bit of a state trying to work out how to get my 8 month old laptop running again

Thanks

A:major dilemma help please :\

They now store the Windows product key in the Bios so that if you are reinstalling the same version of Windows on a new HDD you don't need to type in the product key.
As for your old drive, if it doesn't spin, you cannot get it accessed by the computer and you cannot run any software tools to recover the data. Your only other option is to send it off to the very, very expensive Data Recovery Specialist. But it ain't cheap.

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Every time I open firefox it automatically changes my screen colors on the control panel to 8-bit; i normally use 16 or 32 bit. it just started doing this recently, and this doesn't happen when i open up any other program, i.e. internet explorer, etc.. can you help me please?
 

A:Firefox dilemma

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I have a router connected upstairs. Now i want to connect internet to my computer downstairs but it does not have wireless. I do have a couple of spare routers isit possible that the router can pick up wifi from my router upstairs and give me internet connection downstairs on my computer via ethernet
 

A:Network Dilemma

if and only if it supports 'bridge mode'

find the make/model # and google for the User's Guide -- it should have that information. fyi: the usual stuff we get as home users DOES NOT

The Dlink DWL-G810 is no longer available, but look for the successor
 

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hi
im having problems with my current modem atm since i went to adsl2 from adsl1 using the siemen speedstream 4200 and Netgear - WGR614 WIRELESS ROUTER and still using it atm
been gettin dropouts frequently with games and with 3 ppl sharing the internet
i called up the company and said they will add some dropout firmware so try and fix it and it helped abit
the modem they gave me ss4200 was meant for adsl1 at that time but doesnt really support adsl2 so i had to upgrade its firmware
anyhows im gettin anooyed with the dcs and thinkin of buyin a new modem or new modem router
i heard that dlink is the worst of the brands so i sticked with netgear
is it that bad and unreliable?
what bout belkin brand?
i was thinkin of this one D-Link DSL-2730B Wireless N150 Modem Router but not too sure
wats a good choice on a low budget cost
anyone could help me?

A:modem dilemma o.o

anyone with some advice?

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Hi,

Anyone know a good app for making playlists to put on an mp3 player? I have tried Windoze Media and Itunes and neither will put a playlist on my player. Winamp will do it but for some odd reason, sometimes my player won't acknowledge it. The triforce is with you!
 

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Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 successfully blocked a malicious URL.
My concern is that within seconds IE9 crashed. Within 2 minutes I attempted a scan with Kaspersky and the scan was almost frozen. Scan was very, very slow. I aborted the scan.

A subsequent scan about 10 minutes later with Kasperksy and Malwarebytes was negative.

Any further steps to take to insure my system was not infected ? Seems to be normal since incident. I just felt the IE9 crash and slow scan were significant. Thanks !

A:Malicious URL Dilemma

Re-boot and re-run Malwarebytes in safe mode.

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This is an Australian Silicon Chip project that I have successfully built, but I'm intrigued as to why this device -- connected to my local area network -- cannot be PINGed successfully nor is it visible in 'My Network Places' (WinXP Home Edition with SP3) yet the website partly developed on the 4 GB SD card plugged into its socket on the WIB's printed circuit can be fully accessed via any of the three browsers I have tried (IE8, FireFox and Chrome). What I would like to do is be able to amend/add files/folders on/to that SD card and I thought that if I could see it in My Network Places I would be able to do that, as an administrator.

Maybe I'm expecting too much with this and I realise, of course, that this is not a typical computer problem. .

The WIB's IP address, by the way, is 192,168.0.34 and is included in the Gateway.

Thank you for any suggestions.
 

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Hi all, I'm having a devil of a job getting streaming video to work at a decent level on my pc.
I have Virgin cable at over 30mbps which I have tested and is fine.
My graphics card is an ATI radeon HD2400 512 mb which plays video from the hard drive perfectly.
I have disabled hardware acceleration as suggested in forums and downloaded every codec I can.
Please help as I have signed up for Love Film and I love films.
xp pro sp3
2gb ram (400mhz)
 

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Hi guys,

I currently have a Hercules Rad 9700 (non-pro) and have just seen a cracking price on a 9800 Pro which I am very tempted by. I was thinkin of goin for a X800 Pro but am concerned that when I eventually upgrade to a Athlon 64 I'll be forced onto a PCI express connection which would mean I would have to change the X800 from AGP (if I got it now)
So would I see a decent increase in going for the 9800 Pro or should I hang on til the end of the year and upgrade eveything then (cpu, m/b, VGA etc)? Do you think my standard 9700 will see me through the year with HL2, Doom 3 etc on the way?

Thanks, any comments would be appreciated.

Donk
 

A:Dilemma.... any thoughts?

There will be motherboards that will support both AGP and PCI Express. Just because Intel decided to screw the consumers by making their chipset PCI Express only doesn't mean other chipset makers are as dumb/uncaring.
 

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I've just completed a new build with the following hardware:
Ryzen 7 2700x CPU
Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L RGB CPU Cooling
Gigabyte X470 Aorus Ultra gaming mobo
32GB Corsair Vengeance RAM (2 x 16 GB modules)
Adata XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe SSD as my primary drive running Windows 10
Crucial MX500 2.5" SSD as 2nd SSD
Seagate Barracuda 4TB SATA III 3.5" Hard Drive to store all files, photos, etc.
Now I have 2 GFX cards and need to know which one is best for my needs, which is for photo editing, occasional gaming, general computer work & internet. I will keep the better card and return the other. I am not much for understanding benchmarks, etc. and most of the reviews talk about things I don't even know. Anyway, the 2 cards are:
Zotac NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Mini
Sapphire RX 590 Nitro+ Special Edition (8GB GDDR5/PCI Express 3.0/1560MHz/2100MHz)
Or, can anyone recommend a better card in the same price range?

Appreciate all help.

TIA
 

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OK, this one has been stumping me for months.....

I have two worksheets in a workbook. One is my worksheet which summarizes all info for all participants (the master list), the other has a few of the participants and a new field (eg column).

What I'd like to do is be able to add the field to my "master list" of all participants.

Seems easy right?

Well my master list contains over 6 thousand participants and I may want to add one or even a few new fields (or columns) for only 1 or 2 thousand of the 6 thousand.

I hope I am explaining what I am trying to do where someone can understand it.

What I've been doing is taking the unique identifier of the participants, arranging them in a column, tagging the duplicates then manually aligning the duplicate entries so that the new column was added to my "master file."
...literally takes DAYS depending on how many I have
To help me make my point, I've made a dummy workbook (saved as tab delimited text) with the two lists side by side. In the example, I want to add the column "yellow" to my master list (the longer one) for the correct participant. The unique identifier is "MR#"

Any thoughts???
Thanks in advance, I realize this isn't a very simple question.
 

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Hi... I am looking to get the T460p because it's lightweight, has 2K screen and Quadcore.  However I've still wondering if I should get the SSD and RAM from Lenovo.  Been reading a bit about the different types of SSD and RAM and also the type of SSDs and RAMs Lenovo uses for the T460p.  It's only making me more confused.  The laptop is for heavy Photoshopping and video editing. The three scenarios would be, do I get:  512gb Sata SSD (US$180) and 32gb 2133 (US$195) from Lenovo  or256gb PCIe SSD (US$115) and 32gb 2133 from Lenovo orCheapest 1T Sata SSD (US$200) and 32gb 2400 (US$150) from Amazon? I'm confused because the 512gb SSD Lenovo uses is similar to the Samsung 850 Evo.And the PCIe is actually Sata Express. Is the real world speed that different?  Or should I save the trouble and get everything from Lenovo? Please advice!  Thanks! 

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Hi. I play an online game from ijji called Sfront.
It's not just that, but any other games...really.
I am running an configuration of 512 mb ddr 4200, 533 mhz... and I'm thinking whether to buy another pair of the same ram to get ddr2 channel...OR get a 1 gb ram that isn't ddr2, nor does it match with the FSB speed... because if I get 1 gb ram,.,then i have total ram of 1.5 gb...
but if i get 512 then i have 512mb 4200, 533 mhz dual channel.
---this applies to Warcraft III; graphic wise, I'm perfectly fine. It's just the loading process...takes tooo long!!!

So...thats my dilemma
ddr2 1gb ram?
or
1.5 gb ram.
 

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hi i have a sounds problem, i insalled game recently, it did not work so uninstalled it, no probs, now i ahve no sound, have doen all the tests, all says working coorectly, no device probs can get sound in tes on external synthasisier test. running me, spweakers all ok and work, but cannot get sound at all, nothing mutde have racked the brain box cant see it wont spea to me, can amyone help
steve thanks
 

A:sound dilemma

What operating system? Have you tried booting to a dos prompt, then typing

scanreg /restore
then press enter

Is there a date prior to the game installation?
 

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

http://forums.techguy.org/general-security/678529-solved-easy-removal.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

A:Solved: A Dilemma

Read this:

Diff App Same Prob
 

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Iam looking to buy a laptop for smooth video editing and moderate gaming purposes, i am confused between different processors and their utilities.
What should be the appropriate specifications regarding software and processing. I am not that into the display, i just need smooth running and processing of heavy programmes and files. I dont care abt the wt. But it should not heat up.
 

A:Processor Dilemma

Starboy said:


What should be the appropriate specifications regarding software and processing.Click to expand...

Most entry level laptops is perfect for that. Provided it's just basic everyday normal processing. If your talking about some specific software, like CAD or 3D CAD.....then that's some pretty intensive software that requires some pretty stout hardware.

Starboy said:


I dont care abt the wt.Click to expand...

What does that mean?

Starboy said:


But it should not heat up.Click to expand...

All laptops will heat up....some more than others. That's because of the proximity of all the hardware enclosed into a confined space. Other then adding some external cooling pads...that can't be helped.

Most importantly.....what's your budget?
 

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I currently have a 32-bit Windows 7 Home premium with my new TOSHIBA QOSMIO. Can I upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate without losing registration information (windows activation)?

As a side question, this laptop was bought in Thailand. It has a shining mark on its back saying (TOSHIBA SINGAPORE PTE LTD Authorized Sales). What does that indicate?

A:Upgrading dilemma

You will have to buy a new key and activate, again. The cost about 150 USD.

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I had two hard drives, both running Win 2000. C was 6.4 GB and D was 120 GB. I ran the XP CD on the C drive to load XP onto the D drive, and subsequently loaded Win XP onto the C drive as well. I configured the boot.ini file on C to boot the system to the D drive, but I would like to boot to the D drive INDEPENDENTLY of the C drive. If I was able to do that would it mess up all the references to drives in my programs.

James
 

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People,

How in the heck does one find the doggone servers available for various Newsgroups in Outlook Express, so that they can be added into the News (NNTP) server window in the internet connection wizard...to then check out the newsgroups available (on that server)?

Or...am I going about this the wrong way? I am assuming I use the *Internet Accounts* dialog, as opposed to the *Newsgroup Subscriptions* dialog...'cause I've never been able to figure out how to search for newsgroup servers in the latter.

There are quite a few useful newsgroups from Usenet, for example...which I'd like to post to conveniently from my e-mail utility (Outlook Express)...(as opposed to Google, on the web.

Need some help on this...

Thanks,

mark4man
 

A:OE (6) Newsgroup Dilemma

Hi mark4man

Your ISP most likely has some newsgroups servers you can access.
Also try a search on Google for Newsgroups.

Microsoft has some servers for Microsoft products:
news.microsoft.com
or
msnews.microsoft.com

Some newsgroups require subscriptions or a logon (like your ISP's servers will) or some, like Microsoft's do not.
 

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Being accursed with a best buy gift card of ~$75, I chose to peruse their selection of CD/DVD RW, since my desktop lacks one. Unfortunately, their variety is meager; a HP 1260i and a LG GH24 are the only internals among the plethora of externals. Both have similar price, ratings, and + & - CD/DVD compatibility, which most are superfluous to my needs. The LG, however, has lightscribe, which is superfluous as well. I haven't had enough experience with either company's hardware to winnow the choice to a singularity, so hopefully you guys might know. On the other hand, should I look elsewhere if both prove to be inferior? Thanks for your consideration.
 

A:Internal CD/DVD RW dilemma

Good, but loaded question. I'll try to address some points.

I've never seen or heard of any DVD burner having any problems reading/writing cds. So if that was of any concern I'd dismiss that.

Not sure if HP builds their own or if they rebrand others (likely rebrand, but I don't know), but LG drives IMO are pretty decent (I actually had one die, but I've known several other people that swear by them). HP pretty much started or was a frontrunner on Lightscribe though, and I think if you plan on doing any of that having an HP drive might be better. I recently saw a video review of an older Lightscribe drive (one I have) and apparently, at least for CDs, the media you lightscribe onto makes a big difference in the quality.

$75, if either of those drives (I didn't check BB) are close to using up your gift card, maybe you should spend the money on bluray disks or something. You can buy a cheap burner from Newegg for less than $30 that will work great. Maybe spend the gift card on the lightscribe capable disks which are expensive everywhere.
 

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Hi guys,

Just wondering what you would suggest.

I have posted previous comments concerning my RAM issues. My motherboard is a RIO NEC Computers International GA-8TRC410M-NF and Phoenix BIOS. My last two attempts at updating my RAM to the full capacity of 4GB have been unsuccessful. Despite passing memtest, the computer has always rejected the RAM in the form of either, random shut downs, BSODs, or endless beeping at startup.

I am going to try one more time to update the RAM but I am under the suspiscion that either the mobo or the BIOS are configured to accept only certain types of RAM, or certain sizes (I currently have 1.5GB installed across the 2 DDR2 slots). I want to upgrade to 4GB for both increased performance, and so I can get Windows 7 when it is released (min. of 2GB required).

My question therefore is, does anyone know of any RAM that is guaranteed to work with this mobo and BIOS? I have tried crucial, etc. with no success, and I have contacted Packard Bell (the computer manufacturers) whom are so useless I will never be purchasing a PB product again.

If it turns out I cannot upgrade the RAM then will I have to bite the bullet and invest in a new motherboard? If so, what can you recommend (preferably, CPU and mobo bundles, unless its fairly easy to move my Pentium D over?)

Sorry for the long post. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Let me know if you need more info on my system. Its a PB iMedia 1559 with a CoolerMaster 690 chassis, nVidia GeForce 9500GT GF... Read more

A:RAM dilemma, or new motherboard?

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I have had an unusual problem with my modem and can not seem to find an answer that will fix it. My OS is a P4 3.00GHz, 512 MB of RAM, 100+Gig HD, with SP2 installed, and running a MS Windows XP Professional. I think that is all the information you will need. On to the dilemma. My wall plug, (yes I am still on dial up because they have not run lines this far out as of yet) namely the phone line is the same one that I have used for the previous units. I have had no problems like this before. When I disconnect from the web, (Lucent Win Modem, which is now Agere Win Modem after the update) the modem re-opens a phone line. It does not dial out or anything, but it is the equivalent of leaving your phone off the hook. When it is plugged in, I have to unplug it in order to use the regular phone line, or in order to have an open line. I have no idea why it is re-opening a line. When I check my phone, it says in use, so apparently the modem is in the beginning phases of dialing up a number, but it never does. It simply leaves the phone line open so if I do not disconnect it, then everyone that calls in obviously will get a busy signal. Is there anyone out there that can explain this odd dilemma and how I might fix it, short of buying a new modem? I am hoping to keep my computer connected to the phone line, like I have in the past, without any problems. Any information will be truly appreciated, and thanks.
 

A:Modem Dilemma

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Hello All, I've got a real mind blower on my hands. Have a PC with Vista 64 bit that boots to black screen with blinking curser. When I opened the case every component in it was engulfed in dirt so my first instinct was that something has broken down due to over-heating. Bios detects ram and hdd correctly. Attached hdd to usb adapter and was able to recover data onto an external hdd. Checked hdd power connector & all voltages are present. I was able to boot from ubuntu cd. IMO at this point I have either narrowed it down to a bad MBR or the the hard drive.. Am I thinking right? My problem is I cannot repair/reinstall Vista because I do not have a 64bit Vista install disk. Is there any other way I can attempt to repair this OS? I know in the old days with XP you could make a install disk from the files on your computer. Can you do the same with Vista Since I can access all the files when I hook this hdd up thru usb to another computer. I've got install disks for every OS except 64 bit Vista. There is a recovery partition on this hdd but since I cannot get the PC to boot I cannot access it. I think I have over-thought this thing & now I've gotten myself thougherly confused.

A:Vista dilemma

What is the make and model of your machine. Perhaps there is a recovery partition.

But first try booting in safe mode F8 in the boot menu select advanced options or repair your computer. At the command prompt type

CHKDSK C: /R

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My department is searching for either a piece of software or hardware that will perform the following actions:
1. Allow a user to print remotely to a printer setup locally on a Windows XP computer.
2. The user must then go to that terminal, and select the job from the available print jobs.

If you need any more information on this, please let me know. I've only recently begun searching, so I'm not even sure what to call this.

Thanks
 

A:Printing Dilemma

Welcome to the board.

Are the computers in question on a Local Area Network? or are they all stand alone machines?
 

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