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What Component Of The System Is Responsible.........

Q: What Component Of The System Is Responsible.........


...Perhaps you are copying a 14 GIG file (not actually applicable) ....more or less.... within/on the same hard drive. That will take some effort and time. What component is responsible for its speed in doing so.

My guess is the GHtz of the motherboard.

Hey...I had to find out from our wonderful group that the upload of attached files in e-mails was a function of your ISP.......

Somehow I do not think that I am getting any better.....ANY useful links would be greatly appreciated........

As always.....Thanks!!!!!

Preferred Solution: What Component Of The System Is Responsible.........

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: What Component Of The System Is Responsible.........

Since this sounds very much like a school type question. You also ask for links to support the answer so you can add them as resource when you answer this question.

I'll answer it this way. There are multiple factors that control the speed of file transfer. Processor speed is not the major factor. But I'll say this, one of the major factors that affects file transfer speed on a HDD is the quantity of HDD cache.

The rest you'll have to google. And you'll find a lot of information and some links you can honestly say you found on your own.

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Norton Ghost uses IBM DOS to make boot disks. I get the message "Required system component not installed" when booting from the boot floppy. This message appears BEFORE the responses from the Autoexec.bat files appear.

This is a very basic boot disk, and does not have any special support on it. No options were selected. The files are:
ROOT: Autoexec.bat, Command.com, Ibmbio.com, Ibmdos.com, Mouse.com,
GHOST: Ghostpe.exe

Autoexec.bat is:
@echo off
CD Ghost
echo loading...

How can I fix this? What harm does this cause? If I use MSDOS, does this fix it, and if so, can I later use MSDOS with Ghost to do CD backups?

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Pressing Enter or F8 return me to this same screen.  My computer does not have a CD drive, my biggest flash drive is 1 GB, but I do have a 1 TB external hard drive.  How can I resolve this issue?  Thanks

A:A component of the operating system has expired

Please confirm your operating system is Windows 7.Everything I found regarding your issue pertains to Windows 10 preview releases.

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My Notebook is one year old and i have never need the LAN before.
Yet i must go to a friend and check his firewall. But no LAN connection.
I use yet Windows 10

Than i look into the system manager and he show me no LAN adapter.
I downloaded the driver for the LAN Windows 8.1 and tried to install.

The install manager told me "Installer can`t find the Qualcomm Atheros AR81 Family eternet controller on your system"

What should i do know ?


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Hi there,

I'm having a problem where some component in my new homebuild seems to whine when I put it under load from GRID (that's where I first noticed it). It has quietened down now, but the noise still remains. I don't mind the noise so much, just what it might imply. When things on the screen change, the noise changes pitch. If things on the screen remain constant, the noise stays at the same pitch. This only happens when under load from games. I read somewhere that this could be the PSU squealing, either just PWM whine, or the caps going, but a.) this is a brand new homebuild, and b.) the fact that the noise changes due to graphical events on screen suggests to me that it doesn't come from there at all. The noise does not sound mechanical, it sounds very electronic, almost like a very harsh pulse wave.

I am currently unable to identify which of the parts this noise is coming from -- blame the fact that I can't hear so well

What could be causing this whine under load, and could it be a bad omen?

EDIT: Just checked my voltages and -12V is at -3.72V... is that okay, or is something wrong?

A:New home built system squealing component

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My system is restarting randomly when gaming. There is no BSOD and no crash dump created even though I've got it set up to do so.

CPU - AMD 8350
GPU - R9 290
Memory - 8 Gigs Gskill
PSU - SeaSonic Platinum Series 1200w
MOBO - Biostar TA990FXE

My knee jerk reaction was that it must be my graphics card because it only crashes during gameplay, but because the crashes create no dumps and they cause reboots half the time I think it might be a faulty PSU (Which would make me very sad because I bought this PSU because it was in the Tier 1).

Additionally, I've tried underclocking my GPU to solve the issue and that has gotten me nowhere. It seems the time to crash/reboot is independant of graphical settings. I've tested it with DE:MD on ultra settings and medium, and the crash time has been fairly random and independent of the settings. Additionally, a clean install of Windows 10 did not solve it either.

When it crashes and doesn't simply cut to black and reboot, it crashes with a frozen screen and a looping sound.

Temps are very unlikely to be a problem. I've monitored them with MSI and RealTemp.

Does anyone have ANY other ideas on how I can actually diagnose this issue without simply purchasing new components before I can really know whats wrong?


I've tried running HWMonitor in combination with Prime95, and my system does not crash during it. HOWEVER. Once I let the test run for a while and then stop it, my computer then crashes. ... Read more

A:System rebooting when gaming unsure which component is dying

My first instinct would be that it's the PSU. Looking online though with issues similar to this one, I haven't seen a replacement of the PSU resolve the problem or be the culprit.

You say the screen freezes and then restarts. I'm not sure the elapsed time between those 2 events, but you might check Event Viewer and see if anything got logged that could help. Most of what I'm seeing online is driver issues.

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I have a computer that was recently affected by "Antivirus Pro System." I followed the removal instructions, which seem to have fixed the worst of it. However, one major issue remains: If I launch any web browser, it opens fine, but immediately a new window is spawned, full of tabs pointing to gibberish domains that result in page load errors. I've sifted through various BC pages looking for a fix, and have run full scans with MBAM, Dr. Web's CureIt, and SUPERAntiSpyware. Whenever I run a Dr. Web scan, the same BackDoor.Tdss.565 exploit shows up in the list, which is "Eradicated." It always returns on restart though. (I'm pretty sure it's a rootkit, now.)Here's a HJT log, I hope one of you can help:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:50:46 PM, on 12/4/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\D... Read more

A:BackDoor.Tdss.565 rootkit (redirects browser, seems to be a component of "Antivirus Pro System")

Well, I managed to get rid of it on my own. I ran ComboFix. (Against all the usual recommendations, I know. But I knew what I was getting into.) It found and removed some files, including a jester[something].dll (I cannot recall the full name off the top of my head) which I did some Google'ing to find out more about.

Anyway, everything seems fine now, and MalwareBytes isn't reporting anything anymore either.

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I've read many posts about how to resolve issues attempting to install .net 3.5 features on Windows 8 in a corporate environment where an alternate WSUS location is specified by group policy.
On the client, you're supposed to set "Specify settings for optional component installation and component repair" in gpedit, which I HAVE gotten working.
However, I'd like to set my domain policy to this same setting so I needn't set it on all clients manually.  The setting isn't there under "Default Domain Policy"
Figuring it was a schema version for AD, and AD was missing Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 specific settings, I ran adprep /forestprep, /domainprep (told me there was no work to do), and /domainprep /gpprep (told me there was no work to do).
The "Specify settings for optional component installation and component repair" setting is still not available.  How do make this setting aware to AD?

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I have a vbscript (test.vbs), which comparing the files in the different folders in the same system(windows7 OS).
I tried to execute this script and receiving the error message as below:
           'Runtime Error 429 : ActiveX Component Can't Create Object'
After received this message, I tried the below steps:
        1. execute 'wscript -regserver' command in command prompt, which went fine.
        2. execute 'regsvr32 scrrun.dll' command in command prompt, which went fine.
        3. Re-execute the vb script (test.vbs), receiving the same error message(Runtime error  429).
Please advise on this.

A:Receiving message 'Runtime Error 429 : ActiveX Component Can't Create Object' in windows7 system

Two points:
The command need to be run from admin CMD prompt, as explained in my last post.
There are two commands mentioned.Ramesh Srinivasan | The Winhelponline Blog
Microsoft MVP, Windows Desktop Experience

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Hi all,
I have had incredimail for the past few weeks and suddenly my pc is having big problems. Sometimes it will not load everything when it is booting up, sometimes it just freezes completely. Also when I run windows media player it freezes too. Any ideas of whether it could be incredimail or anything else? Have scanned with AVG and also symantec scanner, and nothing found.
Many thanks in anticipation.

A:Could incredimail be responsible??

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I'm trying to make my own advanced theme (Custom window textures and stuff) but I can not find the .dll and .exe files that contain the graphics I wish to change. Any help on the subject would be greatly appreciated.

P.S. I do not want a program to do this for me like windowblindes.

A:Where are the .dll and .exe files responsible for the look of windows?

Welcome to the Seven Forums

There are many .dll, .exe, etc. that control the look of Windows, post some screenshots of the areas you would like to change either highlighting them or use arrows to point at the areas.

Use these tutorials for posting screenshots.
Screenshot with Paint
How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums


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I've had a number of issues the past two weeks and my most recent one is CPU spiking. At first it seemed to be Firefox because it was floating from 80 - 90 and using almost 100%. When I closed and reopened its stopped, but I then I had random spikes from 30 - 100, but cannot figure out what the cause is; even after 20 minutes of watching the processes. Any know what that might be?


A:CPU Spike but I don't see the process responsible

Might try this program. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx

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Part of our strategy to do the right thing for our teenage offspring is to try and limit the amount of time they spend glued to the computer screen playing online games etc. We've tried parental management functions in our router to put time limits on IP leases but it turns out our isp has disabled those functions in the router. So I've tried setting up user accounts with password access. Waste of time because a 2 second search of Google finds 15 ways to circumvent account passwords. I know there must be a way to lock it down so the devious little blighters can't discover the passwords. I also want to know how to block access to a certain IP address so they can't log in to the router and find or change the Wi-Fi password. Can somebody give me some pointers at all?
Thanks in advance

A:Struggling to be a responsible parent

K9 parental control
Block web sites in more than 70 categories, including pornography, gambling, drugs, violence/hate/racism, malware/spyware, phishing
Force SafeSearch on all major search engines
Set time restrictions to block web access during designated times
Configure custom lists for "always allow" and "always block"
Override a web page block with password
Trust the enhanced anti-tampering, even children can't break
View easy reports to monitor and control web activity
Real-time categorization of new adult and malicious sites
Best free parental controls software/internet filter available
Compatible with Windows or Mac machines
Edit: Or use Windows 7 parental controls.  The parental controls do not have a setting for time restrictions on internet access. It only restricts time the computer can be used.

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Firefox has been having sudden frequent crashes. Internet Explorer shuts down and gives me the message "runtime error." These crashes most often happen on the three main websites we use most frequently (Yahoo, Facebook, and a weather website). There is no warning when the crashes happen.

I've tried all the Firefox crash troubleshooting suggestions, with no satisfactory results. I regularly run scans with Malwarebytes, SUPERAntiSpyware Free, and AVG Free. AVG does pick up something called STDRT.EXE whenever I run a Super Mario game that we downloaded. AVG gives me the option of sending to virus vault, or "allowing". I've done both. I'm fairly sure that STDRT.EXE is not the culprit, since we've been playing Mario for a couple months, and the crashes have just happened in the last couple days. I'm no expert of course, which is why I'm here for help. Since the crashes started happening, I have dumped the Mario game onto a cd and uninstalled it from the computer.

I've also tried to do a system restore to a few dates previous to when this problem started, but it says "unable to restore" or something of that nature.....

Thanks for any help you can give.

Here are the scan logs you require:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 3:49:45 PM, on 8/12/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System3... Read more

A:Is STDRT.EXE responsible for recent crashes?

Windows are also very slow in opening.

When Firefox crashes, up comes Mozilla crash reporter which gives me the option of restarting Firefox or quitting. If I choose to restart then restore session, it brings me to the page that just crashed when I clicked on a link. If I click on the link it will crash again.

On the other hand, sometimes we can browse for quite some time before a crash happens. Very confusing

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Well, this is the first time that I have had to post here despite the numerous virus and malware infections I have had to deal with. For the first time the combination of CA AntiVirus and MalwareBytes has failed to clear a problem. CA Antivirus reports an infection of Vundo.CEH in a file "C:\Windows\system32\cyzystno.dll", and I cannot get this file deleted. CA-AV cannot quarintine the file, MWB cannot deal with it, Killbox cannot touch it (Rename function over-ridden by a system process), etc. There are no other viruses detected by the antivirus scan. I come waving my white flag and posting my log file. I consider myself an expert PC user, programmer and system builder, but I confess I am beat. I'm planning on having a backup boot partition from now on to better facilitate the deletion of such files in the future. <sigh>...I remember when Vundo was easy.

Here is the log - I suspect a link with the unnamed BHO entry:
DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Greg at 22:43:52.20 on Tue 05/05/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3582.2710 [GMT -4:00]

AV: CA Anti-Virus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k rpcss
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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A:Vundo.CEH Infection - Cannot Delete DLL Responsible

Hi,* Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here or HereDouble Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.In case you already used MBAM previously, please update it before proceeding with the scan. To do this, click the "Update" tab and click the "Check For updates" button.Once the program has loaded and updates were downloaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.(See Extra Note)The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.Copy&Paste the entire report in your next reply along with a fresh HijackThis log.Extra Note:If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove,you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts,click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process,if asked to restart the computer,please do so immediatly.

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although i have scanned like crazy and found nothing, recently my wife's yahoo profile was hacked/changed by someone else. i was concerned for trojan/keylogger (less likely phishing scam as my wife hasn't done anything like that) and have changed all my important pw's on another offsite computer. however, yesterday IE closed and a new browser window made to look like windows security alert for trojans popped up. it did imitate a win defender-like window which was in fact part of the html as well as a popup yellow box in lower left to imitate win msg popup. Suggestions? i have run malwarebytes, norton, adware, spybot. looked at my hijack log(though i am fairly novice to it, but uploaded for analysis).

i am dl;ing combofix. Any suggestions? i am now also concerned... about identity theft?!?>

A:malware responsible for yahoo hack?

Please note the message text in blue at the top of this forum. You should not be using Combofix unless instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert who can interpret the logs. It is a powerful tool intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. Combofix was never meant to be used as a general purpose malware scanner like SuperAntispyware or Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. That's the decision by the creator and we will abide by that decision.Please post the results of your MBAM scan for review (even if nothing was found).To retrieve the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan log information, launch MBAM.Click the Logs Tab at the top.The log will be named by the date of scan in the following format: mbam-log-date(time).txt
-- If you have previously used MBAM, there may be several logs showing in the list.Click on the log name to highlight it.Go to the bottom and click on Open.The log should automatically open in notepad as a text file.Go to Edit and choose Select all.Go back to Edit and choose Copy or right-click on the highlighted text and choose copy from there.Come back to this thread, click Add Reply, then right-click and choose Paste.Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version ... Read more

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Hi all,

i have some trouble on my machine with Windows 8.1 (non pro version) - let's call it "server". I just bought new antivirus program with firewall (BitDefender Total Security 2017). On "server" side i have few shares with WebDAV protocol
(on SSL). With firewall off i can easy connect via SSL and map network drives via WebDAV protocol on clients machines. Problem occurs when i turn on firewall from BitDefender. Then i can't connect. So i need to create rule that will pass WebDAV traffic. And
here is a problem - BitDefender software can create rules only for specific *.exe file. I talked with BitdDefender staff about this problem for few weeks for now, but they solve (for now, only 1!) doesn't work and they told me that in that AV i can't open
port for non *.exe file... 

So this is my question - which file (specific exe, application) in Windows 8.1 x64 non pro are responsible for webdav communication on SSL, and where i can find it (path)?  I need to add firewall this exe file with 443 port to work ... I will be very
grateful for any answers ... :)

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My Computer:

Dell XPS 400 with DataSafe hard drive, which is supposed to be a combination of
Norton Ghost and a hidden second hard drive (RAID 1), but I do not have Norton
Ghost on my PC, by choice
Intel Pentium D 830 (3GHz)
1GB DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz
256MB ATI Hyper Memory
DataSafe 160GB (Secured Storage and Data Recovery Solution)

Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00Ghz
2.99 GHz, 1.00 GB of RAM

My System:

Microsoft Windows XP
Media Center Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

My Anti-virus: McAfee SecurityCenter

My Anti-spyware: Webroot Spy Sweeper


I do not have Java on my PC because in the past, I caught a very bad virus
or trojan via a fake Java update. Also, I have Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0,
with JavaScript disabled by choice, because I heard somewhere that that
version is less prone to trojan infection and that turning off JavaScript
in Adobe Acrobat is said to be safer.

For about six months, I've had this thing where my PC freezes for between
3 and 20 seconds while I hear a distant high beady sound, like that of the
PC quickly processing something.

For about a month, I've encountered the situation where I sometimes have
to click on something two (and sometimes three or four times) to get it
go. Also, when I click on a folder icon once, in order to rename it, it
opens the folder instead, which is supposed to only happen if I double-click.
And another odd thing is that highlighting text is often tricky, with the... Read more

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I have windows 8 installed, so someday Skype stopped working and there was a service preventing it from working, so i went to the safe mode, and copied the names of the services running under safe mode (because Skype worked there like a charm), but after some period i started having some trouble in various things, like file sharing on the network because the service was disabled, and now i cannot add a new device, like the driver of a huawei 3G internet key, or the microsoft virtual pc network driver.
Now im sure it has something to do with a disabled service, but i cant find which one responsible for the driver management.

Thank you.

A:Service responsible for adding/managing drivers

Hey mate,

Why are you sure it has to do with a disabled service?

Can you do a system restore?: System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8

If you are disabling services in services.msc, that is a very bad idea...

Sounds like you're heading in this direction... To troubleshoot application conflicts: Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I just got a new laptop with Wireless-n. At first, I was able to connect to both home and library wifi. Ever since I used Blackviper to disable unnecessary services, I can now only connect at home and not the library.... why is this so? Additional details: In the library the laptop sees the connection, and it actually looks like it might be connected, but nothing shows up on my browswers. When I look at the connection, i think it says something like "identifying..."

Here's another, sort of unrelated question: When I start up my vista laptop... my desktop comes up like normal... and then after about 30 seconds, the whole screen blinks once and the cursor appears at the center of the screen... does this have to do with my wifi too (because I can't connect to the internet withing those 30 seconds)?

Any help/suggestions are much appreciated. THANKS

A:Which Vista Services are responsible for wifi connecting?

undo what you did with blackviper or try system restore

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Hi, I installed a graphics driver on my pc and after installing this my pc suddenly hangs and sometimes restarts. I installed a new dell 18.5" LED monitor and for this I installed this graphics driver from intel website to get the maximum 1366x768 resolution. Is graphics driver causes this or may I need to upgrade xp sp3?
 Please help... got a headache...
PC Details:
D845GVSR Board
1.50 GB RAM
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 Build 2600

A:is graphics driver responsible for window's restart?

1) Of course you should update to SP3.
2) If the problem persists after the upgrade, roll back the driver.
3) Also make sure you have the latest bios release

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What computer part is responsible for top speed so that a software program can be used at it's top speed?
use windows 8.1

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I've had my computer for about a year and a half now and I still can't seem to solve why I keep having BSODs. I sent my computer back to the maker, Cyberpower, and they took a look at it, did some stuff (I don't know what), and sent it back to me. I thought it was fixed but then the BSODs came back and I just don't know what to do now. I've used a program called, Blue Screen View, to look and log the BSODs. I have put the BSODs in a .txt file with this forum. Please I'm hoping that this is not Win7's fault. Any help is appreciated.

A:Blue Screen Of Death. Is Win7 responsible?

look in device manager,any Yellow !s

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So here is a weird problem, that I probably caused myself. While I had a bluescreen problem I googled several things and tried possible solutions, that was a month ago, so I don't know exactly what I did, and I just started using this computer again.

I think I disabled sideshow or sideshow gadgets. Now, I can't install my Logitech G15 Keyboard anymore (Blue backlight version). It says installed but the program is not on the harddrive and the functionality of the keyboards LCD and media keys is not given. I can use the volume wheel but not play/pause, skip, stop etc. The display also shows no information, just the logitech logo like it does when its not installed. I think I uninstalled the driver/gamepanel software when it gave an error about sideshow. I already tried reenabling it, but that does nothing.

Windows also says a USB driver is not installed, like for the port it seems. Other USB things work fine.

The weird thing is that it doesn't even install the program, it is not in the folder on the HDD, and the install wizard completes in like one second.
Already tried downloading different versions of it, but no luck.

Using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

So how do I get it working again? What could be the thing causing this? Thankful for everyone trying to help

A:Sideshow gadgets responsible for not installing G15 software?

Because your running the keyboard through a USB port it's power consumption is controlled by the CPU. When you plug in the keyboard to the computer it should send a report to the CPU telling it how much power it consumes (max). The controller chip then decides how much of the "pool" of power gets distributed to which device and how much (per cycle).
Rant Simply put in another way - lets say your mother\father sent you out to get a bucket of water every day from the water hole. This hole every day fills up to exactly six litres, you ask the water controller this is my bucket it holds exactly five litres of water may I have this much water please? It would reply yes, but the water controller knows it has others wanting to share the remaining litre so your request gets queued, you still get your five litres per day just not all in one refill.
So what be happening is that there are too many devices trying to consume too much of a single resource. Depending what else you may be using your USB ports for maybe try this drivercleanup thread#post875300 by @LookinAround

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OK, I see there are similar posts but not sure if my issue matches those exactly.  Appreciate your help if you can.   Cat has walked across keyboard .... as you can see I can type and use my fingers to move on and around screen but my touchpad won't work at all.  All keys on the keyboard are working.   I've tried looking in the mouse/touchpad settings but not finding anything that seems to match suggestions.   What should I do? Thanks in advance.Jo  

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I scanned system files by using cmd it came like this: 

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i cant able to post log details this site shows: post is long.

A:What are the files are responsible for reboot loop after windows 7 logo?

What are the files are responsible for reboot loop after windows 7 logo?
i mean right after windows 7 logo loading, system reboots. but what are the files are responsible for this thing? 

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I think I may have disabled a windows service that tells me what was the specific error or reason for applications to crash because when some of my apps/games ( that are known to crash ) only reports a small box that says this program has stopped working.. I remember it should be giving me more info like "daorigins.exe has crashed bla bla bla"

A:Service responsible for detailed info on errors/crashes

I think you mean the Error Reporting Service. To change its settings do the following:

Click on Start, then select Control Panel, select System and Security, select Action Center, select Change Action Center settings, select Problem reporting settings, select Change report settings for all users, select one of the first 3 options, click on Ok button to apply the settings.

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ETS2 game frequently freezes DIEmWIN seems to be responsible for not being able to open task manager or shutting the computer down,I have to tell the shutdown blue screen to shut it anyway. Many gamers are saying tha the DIEmWIN app is freezing their various games too.

Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Intel Core i7 4770K @ 3.50GHz 26 °C
Haswell 22nm Technology
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. Z87X-UD4H-CF (SOCKET 0) 26 °C
BenQ GL2460 ([email protected])
Intel HD Graphics 4600 (Gigabyte)
3071MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (EVGA) 31 °C
ForceWare version: 388.71
SLI Disabled
1863GB Western Digital WDC WD2003FZEX-00Z4SA0 (SATA) 39 °C
447GB Corsair Neutron XT SSD (SSD) 30 °C
Optical Drives
Realtek High Definition Audio

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OK, I see there are similar posts but not sure if my issue matches those exactly.  Appreciate your help if you can.   Cat has walked across keyboard .... as you can see I can type and use my fingers to move on and around screen but my touchpad won't work at all.  All keys on the keyboard are working.   I've tried looking in the mouse/touchpad settings but not finding anything that seems to match suggestions.   What should I do? Thanks in advance.Jo  

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I have 3 programs that stopped working, they will not load up, and I believe that The latest Windows updates are responsible. These programs are Inworldz Beta Viewer, Imprudence Viewer, and Second Life Viewer. They have always worked fine for me until Wednesday when suddenly none of them would load up. The next day, Windows 7 didn't want to load up. I had to restart the computer a couple of times before it did.

I have tried system restore, but it fails every time. I tired sfc/scannow command, but it doesn't find anything. Avast antivirus doesn't find any threats, although it finds some "warnings" that it won't seem to do anything about. I can upload an image of those warnings if it would help. Malewarebits doesn't find anything.

The only thing that has changed on my computer that I'm aware of since Wednesday, when Inworldz was working, was Windows installed some updates. So I'm guessing that caused the problems.

I have been advised elsewhere that I should do a Windows 7 Repair, but the process sounds confusing as heck. A complete clean reinstall of Windows 7 sounds easier. But, regardless, if the problem was caused by Windows updates, wouldn't the problem just return when Windows updates itself again after I've done all of that? That's a lot of work only to have the problem return.

I noticed that these 3 programs have log folders. They might keep crash files if someone can make sense of them. I might be able to upload the log files if th... Read more

A:3 programs stopped working, I think Windows updates are responsible

I've replied in your other thread as well. You might try System Restore in Safe Mode, and see if that will work (SR has never been reliable for me)

Safe Mode

You might hold off on the Repair Install, but it is pretty straight forward. If you can Clean Install, you can do a Repair Install

Repair Install

IF it was caused by Windows Updates, the System Restore may be your easiest fix, if you can get it to work.

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How can I determine exactly what firewall rule is blocking particular data?
I have an application that gets all the way through opening an FTP connection and logging onto the FTP server, but then stalls on mput (the actual upload command), leaving a zero-byte file on the FTP server. The log reveals that the FW is blocking port 20
(the FTP data port) even though it is not blocking port 21 (the command port). That explains why it stalls only when it gets to the actual file upload. Here is a sample DROP line from the log:
 2016-03-24 22:19:06 DROP TCP [FTP server address] [Workstation address] 20 49432 60 S 2753606402 0 29200 - - - RECEIVE
I added an explicit TCP Allow rule for remote port 20, and this allowed the process to complete the upload correctly. But then I disabled it for further testing and then re-enabled it--and now the process is again stalling on the FTP data transfer.
I cannot understand is why this process is not blocked on other stations not having explicit port 20 rules. But it seems that it would be most useful to somehow trace all of this to what (rule), explicitly, is blocking port 20 on this workstation and/or
allowing it on other workstations.

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This is my first time on your forums. I have tried everything, but my DIY has reached its wit's end. I am running a Windows XP (using Mozilla Firefox as my browers) system with a wireless DSL connection. I have been plagued by issues and I am left unable connect to the internet while still had an IP address . . . When I logged into Windows, I got a dialog box warning that mmwnd.exe was unable to load. I searched online for solutions and was lead to the spyware removal software PREVX 1.

I installed this and it found several infections, which it was able to isolate and remove. However, I was still unable to connect. Occasionally PREVX would trip on a piece of malware it called TOTOUR.EXE, upon finding this and isolating it (although it never showed in up as isolated) I was able to connect to the internet. However, when PREVX was unable to locate it on a restart I still had no connection.

So I again searched online, and saw that i should remove TOTOUR.EXE with killbox. This didn't work, apparently.

Further searching lead me to another virus checker called Superantispyware Pro. I installed this and ran it. It found, around 200 of pieces of malware/tracking cookies on my machine that it removed without incident. (To be extra sure, I ran it in safe mode too. It found a couple of hundred more(!). I scanned another time, and I actually think that it's finding the same pieces of malware but unable to remove them.

So this is where I am at. I have no internet... Read more

A:Large infection; No internet connection, possible TOTOUR.EXE responsible.

Hi, thorubos


Ty the following options:

First run SFC /Scannow

In the event there is a missing file it will be restored.
Enter your Control Panel and double-click on Network Connections
Then right click on your Default Connection
Usually Local Area Connection for Cable and DSL, or AOL Connection.

Left click on Properties
Double-Click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) item
Select the radio dial that says Obtain DNS Servers Automatically
Press OK twice to get out of the properties screen
Restart the computer
Go to Start->Run->Type CMD and click Ok. The MSDOS Window will be displayed. At the command prompt, type the following and press Enter after each line:

ipconfig /flushdns (The space between g and / is needed)

Restart the computer and Test

If that does not resolve the issue follow these steps:

Reset the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

Go to Start->Run, type CMD and click Ok. The MSDOS window will be displayed. At the prompt type the following and press Enter after each line:

netsh int ip reset C:\Resetlog.txt
netsh winsock reset catalog
Restart the computer.

Warning Programs that access or monitor the Internet such as antivirus, firewall or proxy clients may be negatively affected when you run the netsh winsock reset command. If you have a program that no longer functions correctly after you use this resolution, reinstall the program to restore functionality.

Run the following commands:

regsvr32 netshell.dll
regsvr32 netcfgx.dll
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Important!! HijackThis and GMER are also affected so I CAN NOT include a HijackThis or GMER log with my post.

This morning everything seemed to be working fine, I left for a couple hours and when I came back a few things had gone screwy and I assumed that some virus had taken hold while I was gone so I went to scan and discovered that all my security programs were dead. They ran for a few seconds before they closed. Upon trying to open them again I get the message that Windows can not access the specified device, path or file.

This is affecting Spyware Terminator, MalwareBytes and HijackThis.

I have no idea what is causing the problem as the virus didn't make itself known like the others I've dealt with. Only clue that something is wrong is the different problems that arose (open windows losing focus (solved), Aero theme being deactivated (mostly solved), security being broken)

Searching hasn't produced anything useful so I'm hoping I can find some help here.

Operating System

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9500 Quad-Core Processor, x64 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3069 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 465643 MB, Free - 14540 MB; D: Total - 11295 MB, Free - 3792 MB;
Motherboard: ECS, MCP61PM-GM, 2.1 , OEM

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Ex... Read more

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Recently I've been getting the critical error with my start menu and cortana.
Of course after a few restarts and prays eveything works normal.

But after seeing a posts in d general discussion area I saw many individuals say avast is responsible for the error.

Can anyone give strong evidence that this is true?

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Hi Everyone,

I am wondering if anybody can tell me which plug-in is responsible for loading Excel documents into the Internet Explorer browser when I click on an Excel document hyper-link?

I have been able to find instructions on how to stop Internet Explorer (or other browsers) from opening Excel documents but this information is of no use to me.

My challenge relates directly to an issue that I am experiencing with SharePoint Online as described below:

Browser view of documents is not accurate!

Any help with this will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,


A:Which browser plug-in is responsible for opening Excel docs in Internet Explorer

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First time poster long time lurker here…

I’d like to start out by saying thanks to all you nice people out there on the Tech Support Guy forums. I’ve found these pages to be an invaluable resource (particularly when an aborted installation of the bundled malware in Kazaa screwed up Winsock 32 and left me without TCP/IP functionality)…

I’ve done a couple of searches and can’t find any topics that cover the problem I am currently trying to deal with. My IE default search page appears to have been set to one of those sites that redirects to Yahoo! (or whatever) after creating a ‘hidden’ secondary browser instance for serving pop-up ads. I’m guessing that this happened due to the ActiveX controls defaulting back to “leave as many security holes open as possible” when I last upgraded IE. I rarely use the default search page, so this could have gone unnoticed for months.

Anyway, when I click the search button on the IE toolbar I get the regular search sidebar - but with the aforementioned secondary browser instance running in the background. I have Norton Anti-Virus installed, and an alert appears onscreen telling me that IEXPLORE.EXE is attempting to call on the ‘RegWrite’ method (which I’m guessing writes a value to / somehow changes the Registry) as soon as the sidebar has loaded. I have not allowed the script to run, because I don’t particularly want anything else to be changed around on me.

Here’s where it gets weird: I took a look with RegEdit, and as f... Read more

A:IE default search page runs malicious script – ‘about:blank’ responsible?

first Ill tell you that about:blank is not responsible. This opens a completely empty, blank, instance of IE. about:Hello opens a page with the word hello.

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My computer crashed less than a half hour ago. Just turned itself off. I was able to reboot and didn't lose anything. After some searching I discovered the source of the problem: US Tech Support Framework which is a partner company with My Clean PC which is a scam. I started to download My Clean PC months ago, but discovered before I finished that it was a scam and quickly aborted the download and deleted everything. Apparently, this US Tech Support Framework downloaded itself on my computer October 14th, long after the near run in with My Clean PC. And my computer didn't have any problems until today. Needless to say, I quickly ran my anti-malware program and anti-virus program, as well as deleted US Tech Support Framework. Then I began the task of thoroughly searching my computer to delete every single file, anything related to US Tech Support Framework. The last thing I found of it was in this folder: Config.msi. in OS [C:]. I deleted everything related to US Tech inside the folder, and then tried to delete the folder itself. By the way, the folder was created the same day that US Tech found its way on my computer. But I'm not able to delete the folder. I've tried everything. I've claimed ownership on the folder, made sure I had all the permissions. I am the administrator, but every time I try to delete I get an error message that says I require permission from the administrators to make changes to this folder.

I'm at a complete loss and I want all traces of t... Read more

A:Computer Crash. Found Virus Responsible. Can't delete source folder.

You should've try to uninstall it first before deleting it with an anti-virus. But if you already deleted mostly everything already except the locked folder, i suggest getting Unlocker.


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*Scratching Head*

I have a problem of losing all my shared folders of my not yet mounted drives every time I reboot. The problem is, I use TrueCrypt on a few drives and have folders shared on those drives.. So, windows never remembers those shared folders since I have not yet entered the password to mount them.

I was wondering if any knew what service it is that is responsible for shared folders? That way, I can set it to manual and start that after I mount my drives. And WAHLAH! Winders will then have all drives there to rememebr the shares..

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance...

A:What "Service" within Services.msc is responsible for Drive Shares

I do not believe Windows will share a encrypted file, folder, partition, drive until Windows can see them and a password is used.

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I am trying to install the fax component in XP. After selecting the Fax Services box in the Add/Remove Windows Component, the Windows Component Wizard ask this:

The File "fxcfgwz.dll on Windows XP Home Edition CD-ROM is needed.

Copy file from :
C:\Program Files\UIU\SETUP\i386"

I have installed the XP CD but it will not find what it needs on the CD and will not continue with the installation.

Help somebody,

A:XP Fax Component

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My pc is overheating... sometimes if i play Rainbowsix siege (or a game that need a good pc to play it) its restarting the pc because overheating. Its because my cooler. and my question is what cooler should i buy? so it will not be overheated (and fits in my computer, of course )

my Specs:CPU Amd x4 880k 4.0ghz
GPu Nvidia geforce 1050 2 gb
Ram 16Ram
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A78M-HD2 mATX

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I'm a computer guy, so please don't get too mad for this question (I read over the "Is this too hot?" sticky already...) I've never had this problem, or just about any problem, with my computers before, however, and I really don't know what to do.
First off, here is my setup:
Asus A7N8X Deluxe
AthlonXP 3200+ (at stock speed)
Volcano 7 (I don't believe it's a 7+...)
nVidia GF FX 5950 Ultra
Corsair 1GB (2x512)
PSU is whatever came in this iCute case. It claims 400W max power.
Fans are: 1 side blowing out; 1 top blowing out; 2 back blowing out; 4 front blowing out; PSU has a fan blowing out. Nothing is taking in cuz it sits under a desk and it just doesn't seem like any decent air will be had around there...

I think that's the main stuff necessary here. Check my profile for more info.

Basically what's happening is whenever I load up Counter-Strike: Source, I can play for about 5-10 minutes before the computer just locks up entirely (any sound that was playing will just loop in the speakers until I hard reboot). I check temps in the BIOS after such an incident and it claims to be at around 49-50°C. Now Asus PC Probe, assuming it's somewhat accurate, rates the temps at 41-43°C while idle, then it jumps to 45 or more when playing original Counter-Strike or something.

Temperature in the case sits around 26-28°C.

Now before I continue, until two days ago I was running an XP 2500+ on this same setup, an... Read more

A:What's the bad component...

Your side and front fans should be pulling in air and the rear fans discharging it.
There are programs that will tell you your system temps like Motherboard Monitor. The stock fan that came with my processor failed after a few weeks. I replaced it with a Speeze. Those nVidia cards get really hot so that ads to the inside temps. Have you tried gaming with the side panel off the case. If you dont have the problem with the case open then its deffinately heat.

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I am trying to make the fax component in my new computer work. It does have a compatible modem, & I have tried to "Add Components" both by using the hard drive and my CD. It goes through the motions of adding, but when I click on Start/Programs/Accessories/Communications/Fax, it shows as empty. It's like it's installing/adding, but nothing is there. Yes, I have restarted my computer.
What am I doing wrong? I need to have this, as I am looking for work right now, & this is getting very frustrating.

A:Fax Component

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I have a geforce 6600 and a vga component cable. Is this video card able to run it a to my HDTV. It doesnt have a vga out port in the back the tv so i can use double ended vga cable so i bought this cord but i can't seem to get it to work.

A:vga to component help

Does the tv have an hdmi port?
If so,using a DVI to hdmi adapter and an hdmi cable
would get you a much better picture.
Component connections are pretty low resolution.

In order to get the component connection working
you may need to enable force tv detection in the
nvidia control panel and enable the second monitor.

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I wonder if anyone can help me with this. I have a pretty new computer that used to work just great:

Intel Q9450 CPU
EVGA 790i mobo
EVGA core 216 GTX 260
WD 640 GB hard drive
Vista Ultimate x64
Patriot 2x2 GB DDR3 1333
BFG 600 watt PSU

This computer has run beautifully for the last six months. I had the occasional problem, but for the most part, it has been great...

Well, just in the last couple weeks it has started to freeze up pretty frequently. It locks and requires me to power down and manually re-start it. This is followed by the computer often (though not always) making the 'long-beep' during post, which requires me to re-start it again. It will eventually start, but sometimes requires two or three tries.

I don't really know what its problem is. I figured I had installed something weird and it was causing it to act up. So I formatted the drive and re-installed Vista. I made sure to install all the latest drivers for all my hardware too. I thought sure that would fix the problem. Nope. It still locks up, at random times-- sometimes right away, other times not-at-all (although it is beginning to happen pretty much every day now, more than once).

I don't think it's heat related because I always keep an eye on my temps. CPU is sporting an average of 29C right now-- the GPU is at 46C. I have verified this with multiple temp applications (Coretemp, Everest, and in the BIOS)

I am beginning to think that some bit of hardware is failing. I ... Read more

A:Which component is going out?

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That thing came with my Asus Z71v laptop. I have no idea what it is.

A:Does anybody know what this component is?

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Hi, here again, it's been a while again...
A while ago I got two motherboards, both were the exact same make n model, the previous owner managed to burn one of them so he got a replacement mobo. Anyhow, the one that's fried only has one tiny visible fault but I have no clue what the component is called and that's where I would need some help.

I haven't tested if the mobo fires up as it is just because I don't have a spare CPU nor PSU to test it with and I wouldn't want to dismantle my current rig just to test this one out. So I figured that I could just kill some time and fix the only visible fault on the mobo while I "wait" for more parts to test it with. Note that place where the fried part is also smells like fried electronics and no other place on the mobo does that.

I just need to know what that tiny part is called so that I can look for it in the stores here

Mobo: Asus P6T SE

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