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Games won't start anymore!!!

Q: Games won't start anymore!!!

recently i have not been able to play resident evil 5 or dead space on my computer. the games ran fine for a long time, but not when i double click the icon nothing happens. i have have tried reinstalling the games multiple time and updating direct x and video driver, nothing seems to work. although splinter cell: conviction seem to work fine. any ideas?

im running Windows XP pro service pack 3; Nvidia 8800GT; 1GB ram

A: Games won't start anymore!!!

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Ive been having a lot of troubles with my Pc lately, around 2 days ago i got a blue screen saying Watchdog error along with my internet download speed going from 5mb/s to 700kb/s and the games where i usually get a average of 150+ frames i cant even get a steady 20. Ive tried updating all my drivers but got no luck.
Specs: Intel Core i7 6700K / 4.00GHz
Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 2666MHz DDR4
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27-inch 165Hz
Operating on Win 10

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Ok i posted a support post up for the network.
now i still did not get it to work. gateway told me to reinstall windows 98 so i did still i cant get on the net work but now my pc is worst now i can't run my diablo2 games it runs for like a few seconds it plays the blizzard entertainment into after that it goes back and there is no sounds then a error message comes up also star craft is the same way there is no sound and it laggs alot what happen and what can i do to repair this problem???

A:I can't get my games to run anymore

Did you reinstall your video and sound drivers, also would make sure your running the latest version of directx after the reinstall

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I think I am in the right place but if this thread should be in another spot let me know.

I bought a computer a while ago and because it has a GeForce 7800 GS video card it sadly has the infinite loop problem. I managed to fix the Blue Screen of Death errors this problem causes when I downloaded the latest drivers for my card. I haven't had the crash problem since, but still have video rendering problems when I play some games like Battlefield 2 for instance what happens is the environment goes all screwy, I see a checkerboard type map on the ground or the image of the gun I am holding has odd triangle shapes coming off it or when I get into a vehicle the view is all triangles and flashing object or the other characters in the game look all sparkly and seem to be made up of odd triangle shapes. The only way to fix this is to reboot the system closing the game and starting it again doesn't work. Anywho the main reason I am here is because since I updated the video drivers ( I don't know what they were before or if this is the real reason for the problem) or because of something else other than the driver update, I can't say for sure as I didn't notice the problem right away because I didn't start the affected games for quite some time after the fact. I can still play COD4 but COD5, COD6, and Black Ops all fail to work and close down before they start COD6 actually stutters at the menu screen and I have to shut the system down by pulling the plug.... Read more

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hi im trying to get rid of system integrity scan wizard and some other pop ups that are making my game drop down during online game play here is my log any help is appriciated

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:53:43 PM, on 4/7/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16609)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Linksys EasyLink Advisor\LinksysAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopIndex.exe
C:\Program Files\Nero\PhotoShow 5\data\Xtras\mssysmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktopCrawl.exe
C:\Program Files\EMS Free Surfer Companion\fs30.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - C:\PROGRA~1\Yahoo!\Companion\Installs... Read more

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Hey guys,

Recently my graphics card wont run anygames anymore.It loads
the main menu of a game but when its finished loading a map or mission the computer crashes and a the screen was messed up and a error came up saying that the driver couldnt load normaly and restarts. It was working fine a few hours ago with all the latest drivers. Ive reinstalled the drivers and swaped it with another graphics card. By the way its a geforce fx 5900 agp. Any help apreciated

A:Cant play games anymore

Is the GFX fan spinning normally? Check your GPU temps.

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Hey guys I have AT&T "High-Speed" Internet DSL. I used to be able to host games and such when I was directly connected to the modem and nobody would lagg, and I would never lagg in games. Anyways, now I bought a linksys wrt54gl because I needed internet for myself and other people here at home. Well I tried the best I could, and I can join games (I play Borderlands and CS:Source and Team Fortress 2) but I can't host. When I host, my friends can't join, they used to be able to join me with no lagg... now they can't even join me.

I've tried port forwarding, disabling DMZ, removing the router firewall, tons of stuff. I can't get it to work, and I need to be able to host games again because I have the fastest internet.

Please help me out, I'm a newcomer and not too Tech Savvy but I'm not stupid either.

Thanks guys at Tech Support Guy Forums,

A:Can't host games anymore, help?!!

just for troubleshooting, put your computer in the DMZ (must have manual IP address). What the DMZ will do is route any traffic to that computer without any issues/port blocks etc.

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After I ran registry mechanic and defragged my hard drive (perfect disk - thrice, although I stopped the defrag half way through), none of the latest games work anymore (Call of duty 4, Crysis demo, Bioshock), although older games like Heroes of might and magic 3 still runs fine. Whenever I click to start a game, the splash screen will start, the screen will go black like when one normally starts a game, and then I'm just back at the desktop, with no error message. All other software works fine, like Ableton Live 5 etc.

I should also say that before all of this I decided to clean up my hard drive and deleted some files mainly in C:\documents and settings\bernhard\local settings\temp. I did not delete any read-only files. Maybe this screwed it up?

It's strange because everything works fine except these games all of a sudden.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:XP games not starting up anymore

Make sure your video drivers are up to date.

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Hi I'm after a little help I cant run my older games anymore
I think it might be to do with the video card not sure
the games i cannot run are Delta force 2 and land warrior, hitman original, and an oldy called Driver, wont load with video memory errors
my system specs are below and ill attach my dxdiag
any advice appreciated in advance
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name TEST
System Manufacturer System manufacturer
System Model System Product Name
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 44 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~1800 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 0204, 14/10/2005
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name TEST\Mark
Time Zone AUS Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 136.45 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.95 GB
Page File Space 1.12 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

A:Can't run older games anymore

When you say older games don't work does that mean they did work on that PC before or not?

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My games used to work,haven't used them in a long time. Now when i load them they come up,
start to load,then the screen shuts off and
it goes back to my desktop.Tried reinstalling
them but had no change.One of them goes right
back to desktop when i click on it from start menu.
[email protected]

A:Games not working anymore

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Guys you won't believe it.

I reinstalled Vista yesterday because of this issue and also my games.
Yesterday everything worked.
Today I installed my applications and extra drivers and I started Racedriver GRID and it did the same thing.
So since its a new Vista install I checked what I installed today and removed the Windows Visual C and my Genius Fpen 610 driver.
Reboot and magically Grid and all my games started.

My Genius F610 Tablet driver for Vista was causing all the trouble!!!!
Can you believe that?

Thanks for everyones help!

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About a few months ago I can still play games like Combat Arms, Call of Duty 4, BioShock, and Dead Space at minimal performance. But now, I reinstalled the game to play it again and it just got stuck on the Starting Screen or just plain BLACK Screen! I can still play some MMORPG like Sword of the New World: Granado Espada or the recently Closed-Beta, Luna Online just fine. I don't know what I did wrong with my Dell XPS Laptop. Any help will be apreciated.

My System Specs:
OS Name Microsoft? Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model XPS M1530
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5450 @ 1.66GHz, 1667 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A05, 11/17/2007
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume3
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.0.6001.18000"

A:I can't play my games anymore!?

The only thing I noticed with Vista and games is sometimes a game will load and you get to a black menu screen for the game. I play Silent Hunter 4 and the first time I loaded the game in Vista I had not issues at all. Me being me messed up how to handle admin account and user account so I did a clean install to start over. Once done I loaded Silent Hunter 4 again to play. No issues, loaded fine. I clicked to play and I got the load screen. Once I got to the menu of the game it was nothing but a black screen. I could hear the music and see my mouse cursor but nothing else. So, what I had to do was go to my videocard tweak program ( I just use the one offered by Nvidia, it works fine) and reset my video card to all the default values. Should be just a box to check and apply to reset to defaults. Once done, I ran the game and all was fine. I closed the game out and reset my videocard back up to the tweaks I like. My game ran fine every since. Give it a shot, it worked for me.

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None of my games work anymore, I either get a black screen, then am sent back to windows with no explanation or the games just don't run. These are all old games that I've played a long time ago and haven't touched for years and now when i try them they don't work! I've installed the latest version of directx and scanned my computer for viruses, but still no luck.

Thanks for any help!

A:games don' t work anymore

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I have a gateway with a tsstcorp dvd =_ rw mlti format double layer drive and very suddenly I can no longer watch movies. Games play, cds play, audio fine. But I put in a movie and it's like there's no disc here. We've watched movies on it for over a year, so I checked multiple movies that once worked. I've followed the troubleshooting, tried to update driver. The wizard could find no better driver than what is already being used. I DO NOT get an error message. I just don't get anything to show up either under My Computer or in Media Center or Media player. Oh, and if it helps we have Windows XP Media Center Edition. This stumps me. I read somewhere "Security Update for Windows Media Player 6.4 (KB925398)" was a problem but I even went to add/remove programs and couldn't find that paticular update, so I couldn't uninstall that.
Thanks for any help.

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i use to get all my poker sites, full tilt, pokerstars etc. now when i try to get them i get the cannot cnnect to server message. i try disabling my firewall (windows firewall) nothing, i try to uninstall my games nothing. PLEASE HELP...

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Hi,Im new here.Heres whats been going on.I just bought some games over the weekend.The games are Airline Tycoon and Crazy Taxi Driver.I keep getting this error message that says "interface not registered".So it wont even let me install them.What can I do to install them?

I also bought Flight Simulator 2002 with the add ons that go to that game and now the add ons are saying "interface not registered".What can I do?

Any advice is very appreciated.


A:most of my games dont work anymore

What version of windows are you using? Also are there any numbers or other parts of the error message?

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Why doesnt my steam or gamespy work anymore. It says that it cannot connect b/c my internet is unstable or i am connected through a over protected firewall, and it has been doing this for about a month now. I went to the steam website and did everything they told me to and it still doesnt work....what should i do?

A:None of my online games work anymore

well make sure your are not in fact blocked by a firewall or anything, unless your 100% sure. make sure your internet connection is set under the right setting appropriate for you under Settings>Internet tab for Steam.

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I hope someone has an answer to my dilemma. I like to play games online, especially at and, but since yesterday I haven't been able to play any of the games. The games don't load for me anymore.

I have disabled the firewall and the pop-up stopper to see if it would help, but it didn't. I don't know what else to do. I am sure I am missing some files, but don't have a clue to which ones are missing.

Any help is greatly appreciated....

By the way my computer has windows 98SE.

Thank you in advance!

A:Oneline games don't load anymore...

Problem fixed. I did a system restore and now I am good again.

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At least 2 old games gothic 1 and gothic 2 ( raven ). Both played well on my winXP 64-bit. I reinstalled them both. Gothic 1 has no images in intro, and the sound is very spotty. Gothic 2 also has no intro images and even stopped in the middle of intro.

It is the same computer, except some more games. The computer is virtually not connected to internet except when I need a patch. What could be the reason?

one year old gaming computer
winXP pro 64-bit service pack 2
AMD phenom II X4 955
3.21 ghz 8 gig RAM
radeon HD 4870 X2 2gig video RAM
BTW, the DVDs come from " gothic universal " which includes 3 DVDs ( No1 is gothic 1, No2 is gothic 2 and No3 is gothic 3 ). No3 which is gothic 3 works fine so I have no reason to think that the other two DVDs do not work because they are dusty or scratched. Most other games played well including both old and recent games.

A:games that don't play anymore on same computer?

are you saying they were working on the same computer and stopped working after you reinstall them? why did you reinstall them?

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about 3 days ago, i was just on the computer. I went on the internet, tried downloading adobe after affects, and played minecraft. after awhile i got bored so i turned off my computer. When i decided to go back on later, i couldnt play my only 2 computer games which are wizard101 and minecraft. Internet, videos and other programs work just fine. Its just wiz101 and minecraft.
When trying to open wizard 101 i get 3 errors (see attached file). After all those messages go away i can type in my username and password to start the game, but it just tells me i am unable to connect to wizard101.
For minecraft, i have 2 different minecrafts installed. One of the minecrafts let me enter my password and username and begin playing the game, but after that the minecraft window just goes black and stays like that. When trying to play the OTher minecraft i get this error -
Java Virtual Machine Launcher 
Error: Invalid or corrupt jarfile C:\Documents And Settings\Victoria\Desktop\Mineshafter-proxy.jar
ive tried uninstalling and then re-installing minecraft, thats all. It did not work though. I havent tried anything else yet. I have a windows Xp. If you need anymore info on my computer or need me to be more clear about some things, please let me know. Thank you.

A:I cant play certain games on my computer anymore?

Required reading : .
Me, I would try running the sfc /scannow command, to repair/replace damaged system files.
How To Use SFC Scannow to Repair Windows System Files -

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I've already asked this on two other forums, no one can give me a straight goes:

Whenever I play a game for more than 10 minutes, it locks up and I have to reboot my PC. Even after I reboot, it still occurs every single time. Also, if I want my games to run smooth, I have to run them as soon as I boot up the PC or else the frame rate goes to hell. I have all the latest drivers for my vid/sound card and XP. Defragged around 2 days ago.

The 2nd problem happened long before the first but I didn't think much of it...

I really have no clue what's wrong. Any ideas?

My specs:

AMD Athlon 2100+
512mb RAM
60gig HD
Radeon 9000 Pro 128mb
Sound Blaster Audigy
Windows XP


A:PC games don't work anymore....desperate for help!

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Ok here we go, i got my laptop last year and i got a virus about 6 months ago. I had my laptop reset completely to factory settings. Before i got the virus and reset i could play: sims 3,democracy,fifa,call of duty, downloaded 3d games. Now i cant play any games hardly the screen goes black and it has an error on every single one then it says windows has stopped working



name: SiS mirage 3 graphics
manufacturer: Silicon intergrated systems corp.
chip type: SiS672 series
DAC type: internal
Approx memory: 184mb
display mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60hz)
monitor: Generic Pnp monitor

Directx features:

directdraw: enabled
direct3d: enabled


Main driver: SISGRUMD.dll,SiSclone.dll,SiSfunc.dl
version: 8.14.0010.518 (english)
Date: 30/06/2010
WHQL logo'd: Yes
DDI version: 9Ex

please help me thanks i want to be able to play all the games i could before.

A:My laptop wont play games anymore

We need the model number and make of your laptop, as well as full system specs to help.
Although I can say right now, your integrated graphics sucks.

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Mothers computer, all she does is play solitaire and bridge games on it.
as of this morning none of the standard windows 7 games or even games explorer will open.
I have un enabled and the re enabled the games through features control. no help
System file checker and scandsk no help
system restore says error XXX8000ffff (not exact error) and doesn't restore anything
Games wont open from the exe in program files either.
Win 7 ultimate x64

Any Ideas?

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I decided to install the game Grid but the installer will not run because it says that its not compatible with the windows version im running.. But 5 months ago i installed it with no problems. That happened with some other games i installed.. i have the same windows version on my desktop and there i never had any problem instaling just on my laptop.. I have vista home premium 64bit.
I already tried to go to the setup and run it in compability mode but still doesnt work..
What should i do? How come i use to be able to instal and now im not?

A:vista wont install some games anymore..

I have had the ability to play older games. I speculate that after installing SP2 on the x64 you lose the ability to install/play older x86 games. I cant play my MechWarrior 4 anymore and it has me annoyed. I also assume at times...even though sounds stupid..that newer hardware is just too high end for older games that they cant be installed on them. I know its silly but possible. Just keep trying in compatibility mold all the way back to windows 2000/xp settings and try it out more. It might just work if it feels like it.

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Hi, I have a computer with hardware capable of running almost all current titles, EG Bf3, Dota2, counter strike GO, that was until a few months ago.
I started experiencing serious ping issues / packet loss in games causing me to completely freeze, then re-appear where I would have been. On counter strike source "string_cmds" graph peaks when this occurs.
The problem has got worse now, though, I can't play more then 10 minutes of ANY game before something goes wrong, be it a game crash or my whole computer shuts down resulting in one of the many Blue screen Stop errors I have said.
The game will run perfectly smooth, then suddenly my whole computer will shut down. This can happen about 5 times a day depending on how willing I am to restart the game.
Google chrome has just started to crash frequently now, too, and with limited income being 16 I need to fix this rather buy a new pc.
I don't know whether this will be useful but the address for one of them ( I've had well over 100 by now) Is "at FFFFF8801047D000" and another.." STOP: 0x00000019"

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Intel Core i3 550 @ 3.20GHz 47 ?C
Clarkdale 32nm Technology
4.00 GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Acer Aspire M3910 (CPU 1) 30 ?C
HP S2031 ([email protected])
AMD Radeon HD 5670 (Sapphire/PCPartner) 48 ?C
Hard Drives
625GB Western Digital WDC WD6400AAKS-22A7B SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 44 ?C
Optical Drives
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A:Multiple BSODs - 3B, 7e, 10, 50, can't play games anymore

Welcome to SevenForums,

I have had a look at your last 3 DMP Files, 2 of them are referencing memory.

Can you try these steps for me

Test your RAM modules for possible errors. How to Test and Diagnose RAM Issues with Memtest86+If there is no error, enable Driver Verifier to monitor the drivers. Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable

Before enabling DV, make it sure that you have earlier System restore points made in your computer. You can check it easily by using CCleaner looking at Tools > System Restore.

If there is no points, make a System Restore Point manually before enabling DV.

If you fail to get on the Desktop because of DV, Boot into Advanced Boot Options > Safe mode. Disable DV there. Now boot normally again, and try following the instruction of enabling DV again.
If you cannot boot in Safe mode too, do a System Restore to a point you made earlier.

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I have Win XP with a gig of ram and a nividia geforce 5500fx video card, i used to play battlefield 2 and 2142 with little lag, now my system is slow slow i can't play ANY games, single or multiplayer. Its fine until you get into the acutal gameplay. Several of my process are above 50,000k.
svhost.exe is at 59,0000 right now and comes back if i end it. Here is my hijackthis logfile:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:56:31 PM, on 2/12/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)

Running processes:


C:\Program Files\Common

C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition

C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition


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A:Help Computer suddenly very Slow - can't play games anymore

please someone help asap i suspect a virus, even tho i've done tons of scans with several programs

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I received this error after trying to play europa universalis 4, after updating with the latest windows 8.1 updates. Yesterday all games worked fine, today, none of them run at all.

I've been searching for a solution but all i can find is update your graphics card / DirectX / install the Dx in the game folder itself, all of which i did, but none of it worked.

I've tried pretty much everything i could find about this problem, anyone have any ideas? Only difference is i am running all of this off a laptop with an intergrated graphics card though, and for the next few months my laptop is all i have in terms of a pc. Graphics card is Intel HD graphics 4600, which worked just fine a day ago.

A:Failed to create graphics device. Can't run games anymore

Welcome to the forum!

You are certain you have only HD 4600 graphics and not also a discrete Nvidia graphics chip? Does device manager show only HD 4600 graphics adapter?

Would also help to know exact model like V3-772-xxxx.

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I got back from christmas break, (hadn't used my computer for about 2 weeks) and my computer was running incredibly slowly on the internet ( i have cox high speed) and when I tried to uninstall and reinstall a few games, they wouldn't uninstall, and i couldn't use them. I think i installed a corrupted rollercoaster tycoon disc, and that messed up my computer.
I've run Norton internet security (05), ad aware, stinger, and tried my cox security, but norton keeps interfering with that. here is my log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:45:18 PM, on 1/7/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
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A:slowed computer, games uninstall/install doesn't work anymore.

Welcome to TSF.

You're infected with a trojan...TWICE!.

There is a procedure for removing the duplicate infection in one go, but I can't remember. So, we are going to run the tool twice instead.
Please print these instructions out for use in Safe Mode. Or Save them to Wordpad so that you can access them in Safe Mode.

Please download VundoFix.exe to your desktop.Double-click VundoFix.exe to extract the files
This will create a VundoFix folder on your desktop.
Go into Add/Remove and uninstall:

Viewpoint Media Player

Delete the folder:

C:\Program Files\Viewpoint
Restart the computer. The computer begins processing a set of instructions known as BIOS.
As soon as the BIOS has finished loading, begin tapping the F8 key on your keyboard.
Continue to do so until the 'Windows Advanced Options' menu appears.
Using the arrow keys on the keyboard, scroll to and select the menu item - Safe Mode.

Once in safe mode open the VundoFix folder and doubleclick on KillVundo.bat
You will first be presented with a warning.
It should look like this


VundoFix V2.15 by Atri
By using VundoFix you agree that you are doing so at your own risk
Press enter to continue....

Press 'Enter' to continue!
Next you will see:


Please Type in the filepath as instructed by the forum staff
and then press enter:

At this point please type the following file path (make sure to enter it exactly as below!):C:\WINDOWS\... Read more

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yesterday i downloaded a file, which, well, was not really safe to download, and after my antivirus told me that it was safe to open i opened it: after 2 clicks of the mouse on that file the pc switched off!!
i switched it on again, and i tried every possible way to access windows (normal mode, safe mode....) but every time i arrive at the login page, i put the password, and when the desktop is charging the screen becomes blue, saying that there is a problem and, for the safety of the pc, the pc will be restarted. 6-7 seconds later the pc restarts!

any idea of what this virus is and how to solve it??

if i will have to format it, is there any way to save all my files in windows?

thank you very much to everyone!

A:windows does not start anymore

It would probably be best if a moderator moved this to the Malware forums and you worked on the issue that way. If for some reason it's determined that it would be best to re-install or format, we can help you with step to recovering your important files.

Start by reading this thread:
NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help

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Ive been playing COH for 1, 2 years? Just today i clicked to play and it said

"Failed to find a supported hardware rendering device. Ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements for Company of Heroes. Verify that DirectX is properly installed and that you have the latest drivers for your system."

I wont tell you the whole story, but i had this issue with drivers and i solved it eventually but im 60% sure i dont have the latest direct x driver but dont tell me "update it" because it makes my comp all poopy, doesnt work, and the one im using runs COH fine.... It just happened today... Help Plz.. FAST

A:COH wont start anymore?

hello ,

did you update thru this link

now this is for preveious versions of direct x

hope it helps


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All of a sudden last week my computer stopped working, the first start up screen comes on and then the windows logo is suppposed to show up but doesnt. Instead the screen is black with the little white thing blinking and "A disk read error occured" comes up after a while. This has happened before but then it was just that the boot order in BIOS were wrong. I've checked that now.

I also realized i cant enter safe mode by pressing F8 because F8 only provides me with a list of devices i can boot from. So i tried to start using the Windows CD, but that doesnt work either. I figured out how to enter safe mode with the CD in, but that was also unsuccesful.

I moved to try and reinstall windows to fix the problem, but some file or catalog was damaged so i couldnt do that either. then i tried to repair it but the computer froze in the middle of the reparation.

I'm really stumped here, can't find anything on the internet that helps me, im fearing i have to get another HDD. I'd actually be fine fine with that if i knew WHAT caused this damn thing to happen.

I hope someone finnishes this wall of text =P
Thanks in advance.

A:Can't start my computer anymore.

Hi -

I am having a very similar issue - the hard drive is apparently bad.

Run Seatools - burn ISO to CD -->

Run HDD manufacturer's HDD diagnostics -->

Use IMgBurn to burn ISO to CD -->

Good Luck to you.

Regards. . .



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I've got a really strange problem here. Multiple programs don't start anymore. For example, internet explorer just pop and stop right there, doesnt load the home page I cant enter any menu( i click on them but nothing appear...). My msn messenger doesnt want to connect( 6.2 ,7.0 and windows messenger, error 81000306), mercury ( a msn substitute) jam at the welcome banner, exeem lite just doesn't start, etc... I think it's maybe the SP2 that I have re-install. Virus scan done with the latest def. and ad-aware too. Here's my hijackthis maybe it will be usefull. The system hang a bit at bootup and a lot at shutdown ( about 5-10 minutes). I hope I will not have to reinstall windows cause my dual boot was well set up....

Thanks a lot,

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 17:49:51, on 2005-02-22
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Ghost\Agent\GhostTray.exe
C:\Program Files\SlySoft\AnyDVD\AnyDVD.exe
C:\Program ... Read more

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Hello readers,

I am experiencing a terrible problem: my computer does not start anymore.

Last week Superantispyware discovered something called Rootkit.Agent/Gen-TDSS in a file windows\system32\drivers\nyeaf.sys. AVG Free 8.5 and Malwarebytes did not report anything. The repair actions of SuperAntiSpyware were not succesful because afterwards it kept reporting the same thing.

Searching the internet running Combofix seemed a good thing to do. However when I started it, Combofix reported that it could not run while AVG Free 8.5 was installed and I was advised to uninstall it. So I did. However uninstalling AVG in a normal way did not work. So I visited the AVG forum ( and found a tool that should help me ( (32-bit versie)).

The tool warned that it would restart the computer in the process of uninstalling AVG. So it did. However after the computer was stopped it was not automatically restarted. It halted on a black screen and did not do anything anymore. When I try to restart by hand, I see the blue HP startup screen, after that one cursor blink and after that the screen remains black. Starting in safe mode does not work either. After loading windows\system32\drivers\isapnp.sys the loading stops and nothing happens. When selecting "the last good configuration", the screen becomes black ... Read more

A:Computer does not start anymore

I will ask someone with malware experience (on the BC Staff) to assist patient .


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5 seconds after i turn on my comp, it says
NTLDR is missing
press ctl + alt + del to restart

and obviously, the restart doesn't work

im using my brother's comp for now, but i need mine fixed asap

A:Windows won't start anymore


Originally Posted by Like Butta

5 seconds after i turn on my comp, it says
NTLDR is missing
press ctl + alt + del to restart

and obviously, the restart doesn't work

im using my brother's comp for now, but i need mine fixed asap

NTLDR is the system file for Windows XP that locates all the other files required for bootup. If you can't find it, you need boot from the Windows XP installation disc and select the Repair option.

Let me know if this doesn't work for you.

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yesterday i downloaded a file, which, well, was not really safe to download, and after my antivirus told me that it was safe to open i opened it: after 2 clicks of the mouse on that file the pc switched off!!
i switched it on again, and i tried every possible way to access windows (normal mode, safe mode....) but every time i arrive at the login page, i put the password, and when the desktop is charging the screen becomes blue, saying that there is a problem and, for the safety of the pc, the pc will be restarted. 6-7 seconds later the pc restarts!

any idea of what this virus is and how to solve it??

if i will have to format it, is there any way to save all my files in windows?

thank you very much to everyone!

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Cannot start winword.exe anymore from a filed Word-document (or short cut to it).
System begins trying to install Word instead.
This happens since I removed ms-project.

What I can do is first start the Word-application, and from that the document.
But I want to click on the document as I used to do succesfully.

I have MS Office XP Professional on W2000 Prof.

A:Cannot start winword.exe anymore

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Hi there,

I have a bit of an emergency case here and I will need real help. Just to kick off with - its about the laptop of my girlfriend and usually I can work it out and or fix it BUT this time is a real nightmare.

Just to give you a chance to understand: My partner just opened an email - forcing her to pay open bills (FORSURE) .... She got a little surprised and opened the mail: what happened JUST FROM THERE was that we had the LOCKY Virus on her system? All over the place.

Its a HD Notebook (we took that sticker off the bottom the other day so I cant find out about the product number - :-( ) She did have win 8 on her system - but locky was eating basically all files.... There was no other way then to change the OS... She never did create a restore point so we could not do it that way... we really tried everything and this one here took me many many days off trying stuff. Now I registered here today to hopefully find help - because I dont know what to do.... and we really dont want to through this notebook away... :-)

So long story short - we did upgrade to WIN 10 for now. I did hope to be able to go back to win 8 that way but in the security and Update -> recovery window is not the slightest sign of a GO BACK TO WIN 8 BUTTON??? what da??

The entire idea is to install WIN 7 64 bit FINALLY (which I bought of ebay with key and stuff) BUT as soon as I install the software (which I downloaded and burned onto DVD) and restart it STOCKS after these little colored bal... Read more

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I have a problem somewhat similar to ferero's

here is my problem:

I was playing tabula rasa and wasn't getting exactly the performance I was expecting with my ati 1900xtx with overheats and whatnot and was told that maybe I should clean all my fans... everything was full of dust so I cleaned it all which included removing my video card and cleaning the dust of every part of it that I could and then I put it back. Once I finished I tried to start the computer but all that happened was that the video card fan goes really loud and thats pretty much all the happens, the computer just sits there... it's turned on and all the fans are working, but nothing shows up on the screen and the video card/video card's fan goes really loud and just stays that I have no idea what I mightv'e done when I cleaned the dust but I am guessing I somehow broke something or unplugged something somewhere. I am not that good with computer hardware and therefore have no idea what could be the problem.

Some help would really be appreciated...

A:Computer won't start anymore

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Hi community,

I am stuck fixing this thing. It won't open any x86 programs. If I try to open a x86 program it starts and immediately stops with a rough translation of the error: "program doesn't work anymore".

I tried fixing the problem with sfc /scannow, but this gave me an error as well. 2 files are dammaged (both x86 related is my thought)

raw output:

2016-10-05 20:41:15, Info CSI 0000000a [SR] Verifying 100 (0x0000000000000064) components2016-10-05 20:41:15, Info CSI 0000000b [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2016-10-05 20:41:19, Info CSI 00000070 [SR] Verify complete
2016-10-05 20:41:19, Info CSI 00000071 [SR] Verifying 100 (0x0000000000000064) components
2016-10-05 20:41:19, Info CSI 00000072 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2016-10-05 20:41:23, Info CSI 000000d7 [SR] Verify complete
2016-10-05 20:41:23, Info CSI 000000d8 [SR] Verifying 100 (0x0000000000000064) components
2016-10-05 20:41:23, Info CSI 000000d9 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2016-10-05 20:41:27, Info CSI 0000013e [SR] Verify complete
2016-10-05 20:41:27, Info CSI 0000013f [SR] Verifying 100 (0x0000000000000064) components
2016-10-05 20:41:27, Info CSI 00000140 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2016-10-05 20:41:31, Inf... Read more

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after i tried to extract something my computer just shut down on my and i cant get into windows anymore...not even safe mode. its all funny now. when i try to get into windows, it just either gets stuck on the loading screen forever, or restarts automaticly(which happens the majority of the time). i am pretty sure the thing didn't contain any viruses but im not 100% sure =/, while it was extracting, there were a few files that were corrupted, but i didnt click on the "break operation" button. i didnt think it could harm my computer so badly. sometimes it wont even start up right, and i just get a blank screen.

i have windows XP using a 250GB seagate HDD. im getting all sorts of error messages =/

so far, i got IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 0x0000007E usbhub.sys, 0x0000000A and some others =/

i tried the restore with the chkdsk /r once, but i got a blue screen doing it. so far, im not lucky enough to get to that screen again, where i can press r to restore =[

if i cant fix this, do you guys think it possible to transfer some of the files i have on this HDD to another one without damaging the other one? i dont want to lose all the files i have on it....

A:cant start windows anymore....

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About a year and a half ago, I assembled a PC for my in-laws from parts I had lying around in the attic. Since they only use for e-mail, storing digital photos, and browsing the web, the out-dated specs (Athlon XP 2000-something, 1.5 GB RAM, GeForce 4, a single P-ATA HDD and a CD/DVD-RW combo) sufficed quite well.

I installed Windows XP, all available updates, some basic software (e.g., anti-virus), optimized the configuration and created a backup using Acronis TrueImage.

It ran perfectly until last week.

Suddenly, the machine didn?t start anymore; it did not get beyond the ?Windows XP? loading screen. It didn?t freeze (the animated ?Loading? bar kept moving), it just didn?t move on.

I figured something had corrupted the install, so I booted the Acronis rescue disc and restored the backup I made. TrueImage reported that the backup was restored properly, yet the problem persisted.

In my experience, most of these problems are caused by bad RAM or broken HDDs, so I ran Memtest and Seatools to check for RAM or HDD defects. No errors were found.

Next, I attempted to load a Ubuntu LiveCD, but after initializing, it would produce the error:
Kernel panic - net syncing: Attempted to kill the idle task.
I consquently tried all of the Ubuntu boot options found under the F6 menu (no ACPI, etc.), but none worked.

Through Google, I found some forum posts that suggested the Kernel panic might be caused by the NVIDIA graphics card, so I tried using a different VGA car... Read more

A:All out of ideas: PC won't start anymore

I would suggest verifying you can enter Bios OK and that all settings are good and that voltages reported look OK.

Then try a different HD and, if possible, Ram. Or at least cycle the Ram so you try different sticks separately.

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All of a sudden I had a blue text-screen avoiding a start-up, but now no start at all anymore. A tiny red LED shows on the main-board (an ASUS P8P67) and goes off after a couple of seconds and the chip-ventilator stops. The (empty) CD-drive makes a starting-noice and stops, the screen-light flickrs only. This continues untill I switch-off the computer entirely with the main-switch.
As I'm a dummie I'm completely lost!
Thanks in advance for a hint! 

A:Computer don't start anymore

First guess would be a faulty power supply.

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This problem just started today. The games explorer will not start a new game; it will only try to start saved games (even when there are no saved games). I checked all of the settings and could find nothing that should cause this behavior. The only way I can start a new game is to go the the exe file and start from there. I suppose I could start a saved game, if any, and then go to the menu and start a new game from there. However, I would like to fix this problem. I have a Dell furnished CD for Windows Vista, but I don't know if one can reinstall only the games. I surely do not want to reinstall the OS.

A:Vista Games All Want to Start Saved Games

I just discovered I have the exact same problem. I have Vista Ultimate (x64). Played Spider Solitaire last night, now it is gone.

Gee, could have something to do with the 17 MS updates that were installed last night?

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All of a sudden firefox won't run... i click on it, the icon shines but nothing... the process is not there as well.... anyone can suggest what can it be?

thank you!

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I need help because my pc wont start anymore.
I did nothing and yesterday everything was fine.
When i press the Power button the pc should beep 1 time
but now its beeping 4 times.
The ventilator is working and i can open the CD-Driver but i cant see anything and the Keyboard is off.

Im so sad
Hope you can help me


Ich brauche Hilfe denn mein Pc startet nicht mehr.
Ich habe nichts an programmen oder sonstwas gemacht, es war gestern noch alles Fit.
Wenn ich den Power knopf dr?cke sollte der Pc einmal beepen aber jetzt pipst er 4 mal schnell hintereinander
Die Bel?ftung l?uft und ich kann das CD-Laufwerk ?ffnen aber es kommt kein Bild und meine Tastatur geht auch nicht an.

Ich bin so traurig dar?ber
Hoffe ihr k?nnt mir helfen.

A:Computer wont start anymore.

Have a look through this article to see what the beep code means. How To Troubleshoot Beep Codes

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I have win xp pro and since yesterday I cannot execute any programs. it says I don't have the necessary rights. I have the same problem in all 2 accounts (one is an administrator account). I even cannot start any programs in the control panel. the only thing i can start are the prorams in the administrative tools folder. I thought that maybe i lost the administrator right and tried to create a second administrator account but it is impossible to create it as an administrator. I'm think I'll have to reinstall the system. But then I'll have to backup my outlook xp contacts and emails. Does anybody know where these are saved? And can I import them after a reinstall or what do i have to do? It's very important.

thanks a lot and sorry for my poor English


A:[Solved] Cannot start any programs in win xp pro anymore

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I came home from work and when i booted my computer ad watch found some registerys changes so i just decline all of them because usually there ad or spyware.. But this never happen to me when i started up my computer..

So after declining all those registerys all the programs says "windows cannot open this file" "choose a program to open it with" It wont even open up system restore! i dont know what to do .. cant think of anything. I can go on the internet tho! and open windows media player..

Someone please help

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I came home from work and when i booted my computer ad watch found some registerys changes so i just decline all of them because usually there ad or spyware.. But this never happen to me when i started up my computer..

So after declining all those registerys all the programs says "windows cannot open this file" "choose a program to open it with" It wont even open up system restore! i dont know what to do .. cant think of anything. I can go on the internet tho! and open windows media player..

Someone please help

A:All my programs wont start up anymore!

did you notice if your desktop & start menu items have changed their appearance from an icon to a generic pic??

read more here also theres a fix for the problem

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For the past few weeks I haven't been able to logon to my computer because the welcome screen doesn't appear anymore. It boots up as usual then I get this message about Windows not starting up properly because it never finishes loading. After I choose one of the several options it starts up, but instead I get a blank screen with only the mouse visible. Even if I boot it up in safe mode, last good configurations, or etc it still won't show the welcome screen. I'm just stuck at the booting process which I don't know what to do with anymore. The last thing I did before this happened was that I was messing around with "msconfig" after watching this video about freeing up resources by using that. I guess I should've watched it a little more carefully. I must've turned off something in the StartUp tab that I shouldn't have that may have caused this problem. I'm using a Gateway Windows XP Media Center Edition btw so maybe I wasn't suppose to do that at all, but I don't know since I'm not too smart about computers. I've asked help from the guy who made that video and he's done his best to help and I'm left with either repairing my computer with the Windows cd, or sending it in to someone who can fix it for me.

Before I do that I'd like to get help from another person once again and see what's wrong. If anyone would help me out here I'd really appreciate it. Another thing I did as well before this happ... Read more

A:Computer Won't Start Up The Welcome Screen Anymore

<<...I get a blank screen with only the mouse visible>>Maybe this applies: Black Screen (fixmbr) -;en-us;314503 Louis

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Basically, I was on my laptop last night (ACER 8943G) when all if a sudden everything just started closing itself. Before it finished closing every down I quickly pressed restart. Now it won't startup properly. I get the option to startup repair or start up as normal. I clicked startup repair and it tried to fix it for a while but it couldn't. I ran the laptop in safe mode and ran malwarebytes to which it found 38 viruses. I deleted them all and restarted the computer but it still won't start up. A blue screen appears for literally a quarter of a second. I had to video record the startup so I could pause the video to see the blue screen it was that quick. Didn't say much except if you installed drivers lately then get rid of them but I haven't really installed anything. I have tried a system restore and that didn't work. Would appreciate any help

A:Solved: Windows does not start up anymore

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I turned my com on the this morning and it got to the glowing windows symbol and it just hung.

i hard reset with the power button as its all i could do, and now it just keeps cycling through the initial startup screen and doesn't even get to the glowing windows symbol. In other words it shows the screen of my motherboard, then just cycles through to that again withouth getting any further.

Things ive tried so far:

changed the first boot order to cdrom and tried using windows installation disk aswell as an ubuntu disk - this did nothing and just kept cycling through again.

taken out all other usb connections so im only left with the keyboard.

Things which ive done differently on my computer recently:

pretty much nothing out of ordinary, however i did use ccleaner registry clean the time just before i shut it down last when it was working. although i use registry clean quite often.

Other notes/spec:

i7 920 (which is overclocked to 3.4, but i dont run it constantly in high performance)
computer is around 2 years old, i clean the graphics every couple of months from dust, and ive cleaned the cpu area and heat sink once, about 5 months ago, i re-applied the thermal paste.

Also for as long as i can remember, every time my com starts up, it makes some noise as if something is rattling or vibrating, this last for a min at the most and then goes back to the normal humming of the computer, but its never caused any problems.

many thanks and any help is appreciated

A:Win7 64, gigabyte mb. Won't start up anymore.

When you booted from the windows installation disk, what happened ?

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Hi all,About one month ago, i installed Windows 10 on my aspire 5750g.Everything worked fine except some wifi disconnections.On wednesday, an update of Windows occured. It didn't reach the end of the process and ask to try later.On thursday, everything seems to go fine with this update except the last restart, my pc stays with a black screen...I upgrade my bios from 1.12 to 1.21 but the result is still the same.It starts but it does not seem to boot on my hdd.Any idee ?Thanks a lot.

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Dear all, this is just to report about the quite disappointing support service for toshiba in ITALY: a 19 month Toshiba Satellite laptop (P50T-B-115 SN ZE088198S) does not start anymore: it turns on but the screen remains black; after 2 months stuck at the support service they just told me that they would not have spent any more time trying to repair it and they offered me less than half of its original value... SHAME!

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I turned my netbook into standby (battery was half loaded). The next morning it wouldn't turn on anymore. When plugging in the charger, it doesn't react either (no control light). Also tried with the reset button - no result Urgently need to make it function is waiting. Device is 1,5 years old, so no warranty anymore. Any ideas on what to do??!??!?? Thanks in advance!

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we have a Setup with 1 ATA Center and 2 ATA Gatways.
One of the ATA Gateway stopped working while the other one is still running fine.

The Microsoft.Tri.Gateway.log from the faulty Gateway Shows the following entry:

2016-08-29 15:03:49.7732 4656 16  c3010dfb-64d0-4d4d-8d63-8d63fb30b488 Debug [RpcNtlmClient] Initialized
2016-08-29 15:03:49.7732 4656 16  c3010dfb-64d0-4d4d-8d63-8d63fb30b488 Debug [NetworkNameResolver] Initializing
2016-08-29 15:03:49.8044 4656 16  c3010dfb-64d0-4d4d-8d63-8d63fb30b488 Debug [NetworkNameResolver] Initialized
2016-08-29 15:03:49.8044 4656 16  c3010dfb-64d0-4d4d-8d63-8d63fb30b488 Debug [DirectoryServicesClient] Initializing
2016-08-29 15:03:50.2888 4656 18  c3010dfb-64d0-4d4d-8d63-8d63fb30b488 Error [DirectoryServicesClient+<DisconnectDomainControllerAsync>d__27] System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
   at Microsoft.Tri.Gateway.Resolution.DirectoryServices.DirectoryServicesClient.<DisconnectDomainControllerAsync>d__27.MoveNext()
--- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown ---
   at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task)
   at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)
   at Microsoft.Tri.Gateway.Resolution.DirectoryServices.DirectoryServicesClient.<CreateLdapConnectionAsync... Read more

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My PC won't start in Normal Mode anymore.

I went to restart it in SafeMode by this method:

Start>Run>Msconfig>SafeBoot Option>Restart

When the PC restarted it stalled where you get to choose which type of start you want, eg:

Last known good configuration, Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Command Prompt, Normal Bootup, etc.

At the top of the screen was this message:

Windows failed to start properly due to a Hardware/Software change you may have made recently.

I noticed that my mouse/keyboard has failed too and this stopped my being able to select an option.

My mouse is USB and the keyboard is part of a wireless combo. The wireless mouse doesn't work anymore but the keyboard is still in use. It has the receiver which usually lights up but in this instance is dead too.

Because of the manner in which I entered into the SafeMode chain of events my PC is rebooting back into SafeMode in an infinite loop until I power off {which I have to do by hitting the powerpoint switch because the PC power button won't respond}

How can I get around this loop and start my PC normally without boot discs?

My PC won't reboot into Normal Mode until I log into SafeMode and reverse the booting option.

I tried the XP installation disc but the PC would'nt boot from the disc.

A:Solved: My PC Won't Start In Normal Mode Anymore.

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Hello everybody,My PC doesn't start anymore since this morning. This is a 9 year old PC that I use almost everyday as a multimedia center. 2 years ago, I switched to Linux Mint 17 64 bits and I put a SSD 256Go. The PC worked very well, very fast since then.Now, when I start the PC, I hear some noises from the CD drive, and 2 short beeps repeatedly.I tried with an other screen. I vacuum the dust under the keyboard, and in the fan. I also tried to remove 1 of the RAM, and start. Then the other RAM and start. But nothing changed.I cannot access the BIOS. I hope I provided enough details.Thank you in advance for your support.Benoit

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Following an advice from this forum I've downloaded an anti-spy software which was showing a series of processes potentially dangerous for the security of my PC.
The software sohwed me this process as a potential threat: acces to windows NT or something like that, I've erased it and my pc shut down, I couldn't start it again, it would give me all the time a blue screen. I am depserate now, what can I do?

A:erased a file and my pc doesn't start anymore...

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I have a Compaq Desktop which kept freezing up today. I did the ctrl/alt/delete to start it back up, then I just shut the computer off.
When I rebooted everything lights up and it sounds like the hard drive attempts to spin and the fan works but the monitor stayed black. The monitor works on other computers. Any ideas?


A:Windows/Computer doesnt start anymore

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Whenever I try to open programs on the problematic computer, I get the hourglass for a few seconds and then nothing happens. In the task manager, the application shows up under processes tab, but not applications tab. Here's the log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:29:58 AM, on 3/31/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Notebook Utilities\HPWirelessMgr.exe
c:\program files\\agent\mcdetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\NDETECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\\VSO\oasclnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
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A:Programs won't start anymore --- Hijack log included

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Through the past month, I've been hit by two kind of blue screens of death :

During random times, at random intervals, while I'm using the computer
And when I leave my PC idle, with nothing open, for about 25 minutes.

After those blue screens, sometimes I'd have trouble making it turn on again in the right conditions. Usually I removed the power plug for a couple of seconds, and started the PC, that worked fine with no problems.

But now, it doesn't work anymore. I press the power button, the lights turn on, I hear the HD's and the DVD drive, and the fans keep spinning at full speed (which should only happen on the first 2 seconds, but here they stay at full speed until I turn it off by force). But the thing is, both my 2 screens are blank and I hear no beeps at all (which should happen when the PC starts), not even when I keep spamming the OPEN BIOS key, trying to get any sound out of my PC.

I've had this PC for a year and a half now. It's a Quad Core Q6600, 8800GT, 2GB ram 800Mhz, has a ESI MAYA 44 sound crad (used for recording) and 2 250GB HD's, with another 250gb external HD. The power supply is 475W.

Any ideas.. Last time I had a problem somewhat similar and they asked me to remove a battery to 'reset' the bios, should I do that again

A:PC doesn't start anymore - Blank Screen

Just remove the CMOS battery that looks like a watch battery, Silver coin shape, use a paper clip for this. Be careful

Leave the CMOS battery out for ten minutes and then put it back in the right way it came out..

Hope this helps


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ok, so the other day i was surfering the web and zone alarm showed up and it said something along the lines of .dll i forget the name because it was a really long one, anyway i accidently hit ok. and i guess it installed or deleted the .dll, so i panicked and shut down my internet access, and ran a few virus programs which were spybot search & destroy, and avg. i restarted my computer and my background actually said my computer was infected, and i needed to install an anti-virus.. so i restored my computer to earlier this month. this had little affect (my background turned back to the original one)i notice the main problem when i start my computer, it takes a good 3-7 minutes to load.. and thats saying if it shows the start bar and icons.. when it dosnt i have to hit ctrl-alt-del > go to run and try and open a folder.. this forces the start bar and icons show. also, im a frequant firefox user, and once this .dll got changed firefox wont open certain pages such as gmail, neither would IE.. i was able to update both programs (firefox 3, IE7) but still the same. i discovered however that the most recent version of netscape works perfectly and loads all of my pages. Also, im having random system freezing, when my cpu usage skyrockets to around 90%. i have a good -- well great computer, and iv never used more then 20% cpu usage even while running newer games. now at idle im at about 50%. i am also have trouble updating all of my programs, which is why i couldnt run the Kasp... Read more

A:Slow Start Up, Ie & Ff Dont Work Well Anymore

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. Please download ComboFix and save it to your desktop.Prior to running Combofix.exe you should disable your antivirus program and disconnect from the internet.Double click combofix.exe and follow the prompts.When it's done running it will produce a log for you. Please post that log in your next reply.Important Note - Do not mouseclick combofix's window whilst it's running. That may cause it to stall.

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My friend has an ASUS laptop that I think was running Windows 8 (though I'm not completely sure). I guess he was running a Windows update and then the computer froze. When it turned back on it just went straight to BIOS menu. After that whenever you restarted it it would just go to BIOS, and there was no way to get to Windows.

We tried changing the settings so the secure boot was disabled and enabled launch csm. Now it doesn't go straight to the BIOS, but it instead says something about no device being in the appropriate port or something. On the boot order menu, it lists a Windows installation first and then an option to boot from a CD. So I think what's happening is that it's trying the Windows installation, that's not working, and then it's trying to boot from CD but that doesn't work either.

We tried running a program called SeaTools for DOS to check if there was a problem with hard drive. The short and long tests both passed, but when I started running them it gave a warning saying that the hard drive had been over 70 C degrees in the past. So I'm not sure if that could potentially be the problem.

So now I'm wondering if we should just try to reinstall Windows, or if there's something else we could try first. The boot order lists a Windows installation, so I'm thinking if we reinstall Windows it's just going to have the same problem of not being able to boot into it. I'm not sure if it's maybe... Read more

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I upgraded my cpu to i7-3770K lga1155 and added new cpu fan nh-d14.
Computer case is nexus promient 5 silend midi tower.
Motherboard is asus p8h67-m le.
All my pc spects are listed at "My System Specs".

Not sure if problem is in f_panel since i get green light for sec. and fans start to move but then power goes off. I placed everything back to motherboard as it was before but now i dont know what is wrong after 4h. And as in manual has.

Can someone help me in this problem?

A:computer dosnt start anymore, after cpu upgrade

Member TVeblen’s method for a no start PC:

Strip it down and then add components back, one at a time, to try and isolate the offending component.

The test (power off, power cord unplugged):

• Disconnect everything externally connected except the mouse and keyboard (printers, USB devices). If you are not using a wired mouse and keyboard see if you can borrow one.

• Disconnect the power and data cables from all the drives inside the computer (Hard drives, DVD/CD drives).

• Remove all the cards installed in the PCI slots including the video card.

• Remove all the RAM sticks (same rules as above).
Now connect the power cord and turn the PC on.

• The motherboard should start beeping. You should get a beep code that tells you there is no memory. This is good, it means the processor is functioning and the motherboard is good so far.

• Now add one stick of memory in Slot A1 and power on. More beeping: "no video card" beep code. This is good.

• Then add the video card and connect it to the monitor. You should get no beeping and you should see the BIOS screens, ending with the message that there is no boot device.

If you get no video then switch the one memory stick installed for another one and test.

Continue adding components one at a time.

If at any point the PC fails, the last component added was the problem one.

If you removed everything and there is only the Motherboard (with integrated video), processor, ... Read more

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I need some help here. I have 2 partitioned drives on the same hard drive (C: & E:). I was transferring some video files from my C: to E:. My comp just suddenly froze and i hit the power button which immediately turned my comp off.
Now when i turned it back on, after the bios loading screen, the screen just turns blank. Theres still a video connection because the monitor is still on. The hard drive seems to still be showing up in the bios.
I've tried booting in safe mode, but it wouldn't let me into the safe mode options.
I've also tried inserting the vista cd and booted off that, but after that green loading bar, it turns blank (still with video connection).
I've also tried taking out the hard drive and plugging it into my other comp as a 2ndary drive running vista too. For that, it gets the the green loading bar, but then turns blank. But when i remove that 2ndary drive out, vista boots back up normally.
So im guessing something is wrong with the hard drive.

I really need some help here cause i need some files off that hard drive.

It doesn't matter if i reinstall windows vista, but i just need to be able to read the hard drive and copy some important files.

I'm using Windows vista 32bit, western digital sata 320gb hard drive(1 with the problem), evga 650i mobo.

Any help or recommendations would be great :)

A:comp doesn't start vista anymore! or anything!

What i've done in the past is
1. download Ubuntu Live CD
3. Burn to CD and put in drive
4. Restart computer and push F11 (If you don't have CD as 1st boot device)
5. Select boot from CD
6. After it loads up you can navigate your hard drive and get what you want and copy / paste it to your other partition.

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I am getting error msgs on IE since yesterday (AppName: iexplore.exe AppVer: 7.0.6000.16735 ModName: unknown
ModVer: Offset: 41002047)

Below is the RSIT Log.Any help is greatly appreciated.I have Trend Micro and AdWare and both come up empty.

Thank you,

A:IE doesn't start anymore (error on offset 41002047)

Hello and to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any scr... Read more

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I just finished assembling my first build. At first it turned on without a hitch, was able to install windows and a few drivers.

I had to restart a few times, which went fine for the first few times, and then it just didn't boot back up. The power button doesn't do anything, the fans don't start, nothing happens.

When I jump the psu, all the fans start, so I'm thinking the issue must be with the mobo..

Here's a list of all the parts I'm using :


A:Mobo issue? Custom build won't start anymore

First, are any wires touching that might be causing a short such as a wire touching the back of the mobo? Second, I had something similar happen to me a few years ago with a new build. There is a tried and true though often tedious way that can help diagnose possible issues.

1. Remove all hardware except for one RAM stick from the motherboard and this includes Sata and fan connections to peripherals such as your SSD, etc,

2. Now see if the system boots with only the one RAM stick. If it boots then shut down add the second stick of RAM and then reboot. If it boots then repeat by adding a piece at a time.

3. If is doesn't boot then it is either your mobo or your power supply. Also, check to see if your heat sink is seated correctly.

BTW, nice little system there.

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I need some help here. I have 2 partitioned drives on the same hard drive (C: & E. I was transferring some video files from my C: to E:. My comp just suddenly froze and i hit the power button which immediately turned my comp off.
Now when i turned it back on, after the bios loading screen, the screen just turns blank. Theres still a video connection because the monitor is still on. The hard drive seems to still be showing up in the bios.
I've tried booting in safe mode, but it wouldn't let me into the safe mode options.
I've also tried inserting the vista cd and booted off that, but after that green loading bar, it turns blank (still with video connection).
I've also tried taking out the hard drive and plugging it into my other comp as a 2ndary drive running vista too. For that, it gets the the green loading bar, but then turns blank. But when i remove that 2ndary drive out, vista boots back up normally.
So im guessing something is wrong with the hard drive.

I really need some help here cause i need some files off that hard drive.

It doesn't matter if i reinstall windows vista, but i just need to be able to read the hard drive and copy some important files.

I'm using Windows vista 32bit, western digital sata 320gb hard drive(1 with the problem), evga 650i mobo.

Any help or recommendations would be great

A:comp doesn't start vista anymore! or anything! after bios

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My Start >> Documents menu doesn't work anymore, i.e. my recently-used documents don't show up on it at all. It stays empty no matter what. Same for recently used programs on the Programs menu. Windows XP Home SP2.

A:Start >> Documents Menu Doesn't Work Anymore

Have you checked your settings for the Taskbar and Start Menu?They may be set to not show these items and may explain why they do not show up in the Start Menu.Open up the Taskbar and Start Menu properties applet by doing one of the following:| right click the Taskbar >> select Properties |-OR-| Start >> Control Panel >> Taskbar and Start Menu |From the Taskbar and Start Menu properties applet, click the Start Menu tab. Verify that you the choice is selected for Start Menu (not Classic Start Menu) and click the Customize radio button. This will open the Customize Start Menu applet.The Customize Start Menu applet contains two tabs General and Advanced. On the General tab, in the middle of the applet should appear the Programs selection tool with up and down arrows to increment or decrement the number of programs to show, ensure that this is not set to 0. On the Advanced tab, at the bottom of the applet should appear Recent Documents, ensure that the check box is checked for List my most recently opened documents.Click OK to close the Customize Start Menu applet. Click Apply to apply any changes, then click OK to close the Taskbar and Start Menu properties applet.Open up 3-4 programs, and open up 3-4 documents from My Documents. Close the programs and close the documents. Click on your Start Menu and verify if there are any programs or documents which appear on the Start Menu and My Recent Documents lists respectively.If that does not work, there may ha... Read more

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I recently removed a virus called clientmonitor.exe. Not sure exactly what its done but it prevented malwarebytes and avarst from starting as well as system restore, I managed to install panda antivirus which removed it.

The problem is even though its gone all the programs it stopped from starting still wont load?

I've uninstalled and reinstalled them but still no success, I'm guessing its deleted some system files.

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I am hoping this is the right forum to post this because i don't know where else it would go.

Only IE works now, when i click on mozilla, it says, "This application has failed to start because plds4.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."

And i have tried uninstalling, and downloading and installing again.. but the same exact thing is happening

A:[SOLVED] Firefox won't start anymore (Moved from Microsoft Computing)

Get the Zip file attached and extract it to:

C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\

That should be the path your require.

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Hi guys, I REALLY need help with this one. I have never, in my nearly 20 years with PCs, seen anything like this.

First of all, this is about a totally updated, with all the newest drivers, etc etc - Win XP SP3, protected by an equally updated Kaspersky 09.
This morning I started up my PC and everything worked fine. Checked my email (only good ones from two friends, no virus or anything), turned off the system and went to university.

This evening I came back, started the system - and...

Well, Windows boots fine. I am on the desktop. All the icons are there, taskbar, etc - but I can?t open any folder, start NO programs, nothing works. I can open the start menu, go to each and every subfolder in there, but I can?t start anything. I can right click on the taskbar and see the settings, but I can?t right click on the desktop (or any of it?s icons).
So, I rebooted and made sure my CPU and RAM are still "there", because I thought that maybe the BIOS shat itself and it adjusted my CPU down or something - nope, every Hz of CPU and kb of RAM is still there.
Well, I CAN start taskmanager. It says that at system start up, explorer.exe is going around 90-100%. Then Kaspersky comes and they both switch around, always keeping the system at 100%. Then sooner or later both of them go down to normal values, going into mid-regions, but always dropping down again....but I can STILL not do anything with the system! If I kill explorer.exe, all the CPU usage drops to 1-2%, bu... Read more

A:Windows won´t start programs, right after boot nothing works anymore

I am having the same problem. Have you solved your problem?

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Hello, I downloaded >Security Tool< in order to protect my computer. Now I can't even start it anymore. Instead there are there are several options like >START WINDOWS< or >GO TO THE LAST RUNNING FUNCTION<. But whatever I do, it returns to these appointments and I'm helpless. Is there any way to uninstall it, even if Ican't start windows? It?s windows XP. Is there any CDrom I can put in and it will clean my Computer? I don`t know much about computers so I really need help. Please! Lilaa

A:How to remove Security Tool, when the computer doesn't even start anymore

Welcome to BCSecurity Tool is a fake, malicious program that needs to be removedIf it is listed in your Add/Remove Programs, please remove itSome types of malware will disable Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and other security tools. If MBAM will not install, try renaming it first.Right-click on the mbam-setup.exe file file and rename it to mysetup.exe.Double-click on mysetup.exe to start the installation.If that did not work, then try renaming and changing the file extension. click this link if you do not see the file extensionRight-click on the mbam-setup.exe file, rename it to mysetup and change the .exe extension to .scr, .com, .pif, or .bat.Then double-click on mysetup.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to begin installation.If after installation, MBAM will not run, open the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder in Program Files.Right-click on mbam.exe, rename it to myscan.exe.Double-click on myscan.exe to launch the program.If that did not work, then try renaming and change the .exe extension in the same way as noted above.Double-click on myscan.scr (or whatever extension you renamed it) to launch the program.If using Windows Vista, refer to How to Change a File Extension in Windows Vista.Be sure to update MBAM through the program's interface (preferable method) or manually download the definition updates and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install. Then perform a Quick Scan in normal mode and check all items found for removal. Don't forgot to reboot afterward... Read more

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I have a Dell inspiron640m laptop with Windows XP home operating system. I have been using google search (in internet explorer) all the time and since last week I noticed that when I click on the search results it takes me to the site and with in fraction of a second redirects me to Same thing happened when I used yahoo search too. I tried using firefox, but of no use. At the left bottom corner of my IE browser I could see that my search was going through "" Through some internet search I figured out that this could be due to a nasty rootkit and some people have suggested that combofix might be a good solution for this. I am a biological science researcher with very little information about computers. Though I am not an IT guy, thought of running combofix sometime this weekend. But unfortunately today morning when I turned on my computer, it came up with a blue screen with the following message
A problem has detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
Technical info:
Stop: 0x0000007E(0XC0000005, 0x86AB2113, 0XF7A547B8, 0XF7A544B4

I tried to start it through safe mode but no sucess, again a blue screen appeared with a "?" mark at the top left corner.
I tried to start through command prompt, again it failed to start with the same blue screen with a "?" .

I dont know what is going on with my system. I am very much worried. I would greatly appreciate if someone help me to sol... Read more

A:Search results are redirected through Now I can not start my computer anymore. Please help

Please read this topic first: that we have covered ComboFix we'll try and go on from there...Have you tried to boot from "Last Known Good Configuration"? If you can get it to boot up I would like you to read these following topics about Blue Screen Errors... you know that you have Malware I highly suggest that you open up a new topic here: only other option left to you would be to try a repair installation: as a last resort...a clean re-installation of XP....That should address the malware problem but you will lose all of your data...but if you have a serious root-kit infection IMO, it is compromised anyway...

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Here is my story,

First off all I am building computers for a couple of years now and I know what I am doing, but This problem arrived the other day after changing my case. 2 Days Ago I bought A new Case and a new Burner for my Computer.
I unintalled everything and installed it in my new Case. I plugged everything back up and was on my computer again without any problems.

I used the reset button, but it was behaving oddly, the computer was still running but the monitor turned itself off. So I though that maybe I had installed the reset Switch the wrong way. I couldn't stop it anymore so I closed it with the Power Supply Switch. So I opened my case to see if everything was ok, Everything was as it was supposed to be. I played with the connectors a little bit to make sure they were well connected. I tried running the computers again, but it wouldn't start. It didin't make a noise, no fan running, no BIOS, nothing. I was very afraid to have killed my Power Supply or MOBO by closing it the wrong way.

I though that maybe it was just the power button of my new case that was the problem, so I connected the Reset Switch connector in the Power Switch. I tried turning it on and it worked. I was very releaved that it was just that problem. So I left it opened all night and went to work, I also accesed my computer remotely from work almost all day. But Last night when I finally came home the computer was closed, I though it was weird but opened it again and wen... Read more

A:Computer won't start anymore after closing it with Power Supply Switch

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

If after trying your other psu it`s still dead, It`s got to be either the mobo or cpu.

I think for whatever reason, you`ve had a short circuit of some kind and it`s fried either the psu/mobo/cpu.

You`ve seem to have tried all the right things, so I can`t really suggest anything else.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Running a Dell Studio-15 laptop with Windows 7-64 in Firefox, when I left-click my mouse on the start button of a YouTube video the video does not start. Nothing happens. Other non-YouTube video types start & run normally in Firefox. And in IE, YouTube videos starts and run normally.

And I can run YouTube videos OK with Firefox on my XP computer.

I discovered this problem after I updated my VLC player from v2.2.0 to v2.2.1. So far, based on some web pages I found with Google, I modified the Adobe mmc.cfg file as it is recommended below but that didn't fix it.

What could explain this?

A:Suddenly, YouTube videos won't start with a Mouse click anymore?

You might try this for Firefox,

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I have a Libretto 50ct and it won't start anymore. I hear the harddisk, but the screen stays blank. But if I push the powerbutton in combination with F12, then it comes in the Flash mode. And if I push the BIOS disk in, then it reads and the notebook doesn't respond anymore. I can only acces that part of the notebook... Nothing else.

I've tried the startup disk in that flash mode, but that doesn't work. And I can't come in the BIOS setup. The F1, ESC, space and the other important keys doesn't help neither.

Does the computer have a reset jumper or something on the mainboard?

Any help is welcome! Thank you!

A:Libretto 50ct doesn't start anymore - screen stays blank

First of all it would be very nice to know what you have done on the Libretto.
Did you try to update the BIOS before the issue has happened?

It sounds like BIOS update procedure goes wrong and now the notebook doesn?t work properly.
Did you check the BIOS update document before starting the procedure?
You should known that the wrong BOS or/and wrong BIOS upgrade procedure can damage the motherboard. In such cases there is no much to do and the service partner in your country should be contacted.

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Since a few day when I click on the right lower sound volume/mixer, nothing happens anymore, no popup, no right click menu. Does someone know how this happened and how to fix it?

Thank you

A:Start Menu mixer/volume doesnt respond anymore to left/right clicks

I see you have realtek onboard sound. Open the Sound Manager and in the information section try changing the "Display icon in notification area" setting a few times and see if it gets it working again.

If not, one other question do you use multiple monitors? Sometimes this can cause the volume icon to malfunction as it loses track of where it is!

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Hi everyone,A few days ago, I suddenly couldn't update AVG anymore. It always gives me an error, telling me the connection with the server failed. I also noticed that I can't connect Limewire (P2P program) anymore and opening movie streams in Windows Media Player doesn't work anymore either.I searched some forums for a solution and I found someone with a similar problem, who also told he couldn't execute the "cmd" and "regedit" commands anymore. I tried it on my own computer and I can't run those things anymore either. When I try executing them, the explorer goes all weird and shuffles the program bars on the task bar.I've manually downloaded the latest updates for AVG, installed them and did a full scan, that didn't find a thing. I also ran AdAware, which said I had some malware, which I removed with it. Then I also ran Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, which found some more malware, so I removed it, rebooted my pc, but the problems still exist...I'm hoping someone can help me with this problem, because it's really anoying...Here's my HijackThis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 20:37:26, on 11/05/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\At... Read more

A:Can't update AVG anymore, cmd and regedit don't work anymore, ...

Hi Tom,Welcome to BC HijackThis forum. I am farbar. I am going to assist you with your problem.Please refrain from making any changes to your system (updating Windows, installing applications, removing files, etc.) from now on as it might prolong handling your log and make the job for both of us more difficult.Please download http://OTListIt2 by OldTimer.Save it to your desktop.Double click on the OTListIt2 icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Type or copy and paste in the Custom Scans/Fixes section: drivers32Click Run Scan button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them to your reply:OTListIt.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimized[*]Tell me also if you have set a proxy server or you recognize these setting:R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride =;;;;localhost;<local>[/list]

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Lately i had problems opening games.
Everytime i did so they would shortl open up than close instantly.
What could be the reason for that?

A:cant start games

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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A week ago I was playing Civilization 5 and it suddenly crashed and I got this blue screen full of numbers and letters. When I restarted my pc none of my games worked, and they still don't. When I try to run MW2 I get an error saying "DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error". When I try to run Civ5 it says the game has stopped working. And when I try to run MoH I get 2 messages saying: "General protection fault! History: address = 0xffe17e66 and Runtime Error! program: c:\program files (... R6025 - pure virtual function call.

Also after I got that blue screen, I got a new startup screen image aswell. Image - TinyPic - Free Image Hosting, Photo Sharing & Video Hosting click the link, if you have seen that before maybe you know whats wrong.

I have browsed the web for solutions, so far nothing has worked. I have updated my drivers and graphics card, I have also done a full system recovery in hopes of fixing it, but it didn't. So far I believe this to be a directx problem, but I dont got a clue how to fix this. I'm hoping anyone here know what to do.

A:Games won't start


I would think it's a motherboard or graphics card memory fault?

As you say you have replaced the graphics card your left with one other choice!

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I reinstalled my Window XP Home Edition on a Dell PC, and now whenever I start a game like Empire Earth, Age of Empires and a few others, I receive the follwing error:

AppName: empire earth.exe AppVer: ModName: low-level engine.dll
ModVer: Offset: 00006f8e

I tried following help suggestion after "sending a report," but it does not work.

That's a part of my dxdiag test:

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: The system is using the generic video driver. Please install video driver provided by the hardware manufacturer. Direct3D functionality not available. You should verify that the driver is a final version from the hardware manufacturer.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)
Display Devices
Card name:
Chip type:
DAC type:
Device Key: Enum\
Display Memory: n/a
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (1Hz)
Monitor Max Res:
Driver Name: vga.dll
Driver Version: 5.01.2600.0000 (English)
DDI Version: unknown
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 8/12/2004 10:08:22, 9344 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
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A:games won't start


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Hi everyone! I have a i5-2320 with Radeon R7770. It's working, but I can't start any games CD or not. What should I do?

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Because everyone thought my last post was emulator related, I'll make a new post.

I'm having trouble with a few select video games that will not start. They will simply stop moving past the first introductory screen. But, it's not like they crash- I can still exit out, or even in the case of Eve Online, I can still play around with graphics options and controls. In the end I just need to open task manager and end the task, and when I do there's no pause at all when exiting the program; there's no hassle, or any error messages. The games known to be doing this on my computer are Unreal Tournament3, Eve Online, and Warhammer Online.They were all working last week.

CoD4 still works, strangely enough.
After toying with this for several hours, I cannot fathom the reason for this happening. Perhaps someone could provide some insight.

Note: UT3, Eve Online, and Warhammer Online are PC-related games and do not require any emulator of any kind.

A:Games will not start

A few things to try:
Patch the games to the current versions.
Update your video drivers.

Do they play an inital video upon game launch?

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I dont know what happened but all of my games that I used to play just a week ago won't even attempt to start...

Whenever I click the icon, the hourglass appears for about 5 seconds then disappears and nothing happens... I looked the processes running and it shows the games running in the processes running but there is no window or anything showing the game running. I'd appreciate any help I can be given.

THings I've tried:

system restore.

Updating directx

updating drivers.

Here's my specs. Dxdiag won't let me save my diagnostics so I had to prntscrn them.. sorry.


A:None of my games start at all..

I would say check out with your settings and try to download games once again.

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don't lnow whats happened but none of my games are recognising their cds in the cd drive.
and they won't autoplay, could be related?

comes up with "wrong disk"

could alcohol 120% have something to do with it, I have it installed but am not using it.

A:none of my games will start, at all

You could uninstall it then see if that indeed was the problem.

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Hi everyone,
I just bought Rainbow Six 3: Raven shield and installed it. I run it and the first little loading screen appears but then disappears right away and the game will not start. This has happened on a lot of my games as well. Ive updated windows and all as well, still doesnt work. I think I remember it saying there was a missing or un-updated .DLL file after one installation but im not positive.

Help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Games won't start

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Hello, I installed a video card (9600gt) into my computer about 4 weeks ago, so i have recently purchased alot of games. I did this on Steam, and everything worked fine until about 3 days ago when I couldn't get a game to launch. Ever since then, I have not been able to start a game regardless of whether i got it on Steam or not. I don't know if it matters or not but these games are installed on an external hard drive. I am using Windows XP SP3.

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A lot of games wont start up for some reason, i havent a clue why?

A:I cant get a lot of games to start

Probably related to viral activity in the Hijack This log posted in Security.


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Hey guys,

A couple months ago I had a seemingly dormant virus that was affecting my Atapi.sys file. Around the same time I noticed that certain games wouldn't run after I installed them, largely games that I had installed and played in the past on the same computer. Ultimately I replaced my Atapi.sys file without any problems, but to this day I still can't play certain games, while others install and run just fine. The crashing games install just fine, and all crash in the same manner: they'll show the opening splash title screen (if they have one) and then exit after a brief second of a pure black screen. Sometimes the .exe will still be running in the background, sometimes it won't. This is driving me crazy, so any help would be awesome. I'm running XP, and have a dated video card, but most of the games I'm trying to install are even older than the video card (ATI Radeon 9600XT). Video drivers are up to date.

Games that won't start:
Call of Duty 1
Doom 3
Half-Life 1
Jedi Knight: Jedi Outcast
Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
Star Wars: KOTOR 1

Alternately, games I've installed since this started that run just fine:
Civ IV
Gothic 3
Left 4 Dead 2
Thief 3

As you can see, most of the games that won't run are older than the ones that will. Also, I'm installing all of these via Steam, though I owned Doom 3, Jedi Outcast, and Academy on CD, and wouldn't run from either the Steam installation or hard copy CD installation.
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A:Games won't start

Maybe you OS is damage. Especially after a virus.

Easy solution would be to do a clean window install. OR atleast for me.

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