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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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I'm getting desperate. Any advise is more than welcome. I bought a new PC a few months ago. But all my games experience similar crashes. All my games are bought and legit.
The games I tested are: Supreme Commander Forged Alliance, Dawn of War Soulstorm, Homeworld 2, Sins of a Solar Empire, Tron 2.0, X3 Reunion, Unreal Tournament 3, Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines, Quakewars Enemy Territory, Company of Heroes Opposing Force.

While gaming all these games will suddenly freeze. Sometimes the music will continue, sometimes music starts to stutter. The only way out is a hard reset.

In Vampire bloodlines I also very regularly experience somekind of a texture crash. When, as a vampire, I try to bite a victim, the screen starts to flicker and all textures in the gaming environment get mixed up: Interface textures are placed on walls, floor textures end up in the sky etc.
A similar texture crash I also experienced only once in Sins of a solar empire.
None of the other games have this particular texture problem, but they all freeze. Sometimes I can play for half an our or an hour, but most of the time it happens after 10 minutes or so. Especially Supreme Commander is a heavy crasher. It even crashes sometimes in pre-game menu's.

I have been testing my games on XP 32-bit SP3 and XP 64-bit SP2 with almost nothing else installed. Only the online updates, latest WHQL video drivers, Latest Direct-X (June or august)

My system:
Asus Striker II Extreme,
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A:DESPERATE: New Rig: All Games crash

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PC is unresponsive, the cursor key just keeps running before I can type anything. Managed with difficulty to run malwarebytes & quick scan showed HKCU/Software/Conduit/FF registry key. Tried to remove it, but nothing happens. Can't run malwarebytes now, tried chameleon, but they're all throwing up errors. I feel absolutely desolate. Can anyone help? I cant download any software because of the cursor.

A:PC won't work: Desperate

G'day Desperate, Welcome to BC !
For the next few scans please follow this How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus
Please download and run RKill by Grinler. A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear.
This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
If a log is produced, save it, or post it back here -Important: Do not reboot your computer until you complete the next step.
Then attempt to run MalwareBytes....(MBAM)
I know you are having trouble downloading......if you can run RKILL successfully, MBAM should then run ok. Fingers Crossed !
( If you have access to another can download RKILL to a thumbdrive, and load it onto the PC with the proble

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Problem with Wifi Connection??????
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 32 bit
Processor: Celeron(R) Dual-Core CPU T3100 @ 1.90GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1912 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 828 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 226421 MB, Free - 171512 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, KSWAA
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security

Using A pocket WIFI for my internet connection, same as I have since I purchased the laptop a little over a year ago.

I have owned my lovely little laptop, a Toshiba, for a little over a year, and it really is my best friend, but for the last 6-7 weeks she has been an absolute B*tch.
I noticed at the end of last year, while using Facebook apps, that I kept getting an "oops, refresh" message, or "your computer has temporarily lost connection with our servers (tried 3 times), please refresh. This is one particular message I got When I clicked for details:
ClientVersion: Valentines (r1852) Error: [FaultEvent fault=[RPC Fault faultString="Send failed" faultCode="Client.Error.MessageSend" faultDetail="Channel.Connect.Failed error NetConnection.Call.Failed: HTTP: Failed: url: ''"] messageId="734A5E5E-94D9-2C81-EECB-3FBE4E9E02A6" type="fault" bubbles=false cancelable=true eventPhase=2]
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A:Absolutely Desperate for A Solution. Constant need to refresh facebook games?

In a nut shell it is facebook and all the broken links they have, they change things everyday, ME I QUIT FACEBOOK ALL TOGETHER JUST BECAUSE OF ALL THE PROBLEMS.
The problem lies with facebook and their connections with the apps your trying to use. Unfortunately their tech support will not tell you that they are broke and as will all software companies tell you, it is you and your computer, it is not you or your laptop.
All the internet stuff that goes on makes it impossible to get 100% reliability.
Their attitude is "IF IT WORKS FIX IT". Below is a list of some of the people, software and links you have to deal with.
your isp
hub link to facebook
facebook links
app software provider
app software server
and also remember all the back tracing they are doing slowes you down, times you out and breaks connections.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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I feel like such an idiot, because I used to work and be very good at Tech support. Windows Vista (and a failed attempt on both XP and OSX) have driven me here.
I used to have a Compaq nx9010 laptop that crapped out on me. I took the hard drive out, as it didn't fail with the rest of the computer. I just ordered a hard drive enclosure and got it in the mail. Everything seems to be working fine, drivers installed and are working correctly.

The hard drive has a bunch of files on it and a copy of Windows XP with SP2. I just want to get the files off the hard drive, and have tried this on my laptop (which is running Vista), my main PC (which is running Mac OSX) and on my boyfriends PC (which is running Windows XP).

On both XP and Vista, the device get immediately recognised. Vista installed the drivers and sees the hard drive as a portable device in the device manager. XP doesn't get quite that far with it...

Anyways, I want to do this on Vista. So, when I go to try and locate it on my computer, the ONLY places it even comes up are in the device manager and in the safely remove hardware wizard. So it sees it, it knows it is there, but I cannot access it. At all. I've tried everything that I can think to get this to work, including going into the BIOS and changing the boot order and enabling windows to boot from a USB hard drive. But still, nothing.

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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
HL-DT-ST DV... Read more

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 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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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 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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My son has a Fujitsu Amilo laptop with a built in web cam.
Recently (much like my own cam on my Acer) it's just stopped working for no apparent reason.

The message he gets is that it can't connect.

Hope someone has a bright idea as I had no reply to my similar query. Now neither of us has a webcam.

Thanks everyone!

A:Web cam won't work anymore

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*didn't wanna list all the games I've tried and can't play*
Alright so heres the deal I got a laptop used/refurbished what ever and I used to be able to play 3-d games fine until about a year back (yeah I know awhile back) so I just used a different computer to play games but that computers harddrive crashed and it's driver is bad and was wondering if someone could help me fix it (gimme location of good driver for my computer and what not ) Heres the specs *straight from DxDiag*:
Operating system : Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600)
System model : Precision M60
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.70GHz
DirectX Version: DirectX9.0x(4.09.0000.0904)
Name: NVIDIA Quadro FX Go700
main Driver: nv4_disp.dll
Version: 6.14.0010.7811 (English)

I only put in what I think whoever wants to help would need to do so. Please tell me if you need more information

Thanks, Logan.

A:3d games (Flyff 12Sky, all aeria games) and many more won't work

It is a very bad idea to post your email address on a public forum as their is a 99% chance you will start getting spam from spambots. Why not just check back here?

What does it do when you try to play games?

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Hi all,

My Catalyst Control Center doesn't work anymore since I updated it. If I click it, the loading mouse flickers a few times and then disapears. It's a common issue, but I didn't find a solution. I tried it all. Now, I found this one: Problems with installing Catalyst Control Center
But the problem is, when I try to delete the 90ba9c70f846762e files, It wont let me. I am the only user, and admin. Any solution? Other solutions to this problem are welcome!


A:CCC doesnt work anymore

- Updated from what to what?
- System Specs?
- PC or Laptop?


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When I click on a link whether in an email or a word document etc.... Internet Explorer does not open ???
I have to copy the link, open IE and paste the link to access the web page.

Any Idea ?

A:Link to IE don't work anymore

If you click on a hyperlink in a web page and only a blank window appears,

1. Go to Start / Run
2. Then enter regsvr32 urlmon.dll
3. Click Ok when finished
4. If that single change does not resolve the problem, repeat the process by running regsrv32 with the following dll files.

* Shdocvw.dll
* Msjava.dll
* Actxprxy.dll
* Oleaut32.dll
* Mshtml.dll
* Browseui.dll
* Shell32.dll (Windows XP and Windows 2000 only)
Hyperlinks in messages stop working (Outlook Express )

If clicking a hyperlink in Outlook Express appears to do nothing at all, there are likely one or more registered file associations that are configured incorrectly. To repair the associations:

1. Open My Computer and click Folder Options on the Tools menu.
2. Click the File Types tab.
3. Select URL:Hypertext Transfer Protocol in the list of registered file types.
4. Click the Advanced button (Windows XP), or the Edit button (other versions).
5. In the list of Actions, select open and then click the Edit button.
6. The Application used to perform action box should contain this, including quotation marks:
?C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe? -nohome
If instead it contains a short name version of that path, or an incorrect path, change it to the above.
7. Click OK, click OK.
8. Repeat steps 3-7 for ... Read more

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it could be the latest Flash updates, I'm not sure, but SpeedTest won't load anymore in my Firefox (latest version), no matter if I enable or disable the Adblock Plus.
It comes to this and stops:

Any ideas, anyone?

A:SpeedTest won't work anymore

Have you tried to load it in a different web browser? Try using google chrome. 

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I hope someone can help me. When I try to log on any site that I'm a member of, rather it be my email,, my bank account, anything that requires a password, the system just loops back and asks me for it again. It started with so I had them resend my password, still just looped back when I input it. After that one it happened on my email and then my bank account. I know my accounts work as if I check it from someone elses pc I have no problem. Thank you in advance for anyone who can help me.

A:None of my passwords work anymore

Unfortunately, this sounds a lot like a spyware/virus issue to me. It is especially scary that its going on with your bank account. Check out this thread: Am I Infected? What Do I Do?Perhaps try a scan and see what happens, try one of the following:

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For some reason my digital camera has developed a weird problem.
It is only allowing me to take 1 picture before telling me that the batteries need replacing.
I have changed the batteries, tried rechargeable, ordinary duracells, same problem.
I have owned and used this camera for the past couple of years with no problems at all, the batteries lasted ages.
Anyone have any ideas before I commend the damned thing to the dustbin?
It's a Canon Powershot A40
I just tried taking out the memory card and now it wont even switch on.
Memory card put back in camera and still no life at all from the camera.

A:why won't my camera work anymore?

The contacts could be corroded. Clean the contacts inside the battery door and try to get inside with a pencil eraser and clean the contacts inside.

If that doesn&#8217;t help I would glue some fine sandpaper or emery cloth to the tip of the eraser and try that before discarding the camera.

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I had a virus that redirected my yahoo/google searches to other websites. When I did a scan part of it was nfr.dll. I followed advice I found online after a search and deleted nfr.dll. Now when I start my computer I get an error loading nfr.dll message and cannot connect with IE. I also installed Chrome and cannot connect with that either. I am able to use messenger and update my avg so I do have internet access but not through IE/Chrome browsers. I have access to another computer so I am able to download anything required and access it through a network. I ran malware bytes & it comes up clean. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Removed NFR.dll and IE won't work anymore

They just helped me with this. worked great. Good luck

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Nero 3 OEM will temp copy to H.D. but wont burn to DVD. Also very slow. Used to be OK.
Attempting to burn will bring up a message that "Windows has encountered a problem and needs to close etc"
I have a habit of trying all these available free little programs. I wonder if that's the cause?
Can anyone help? It would be greatly appreciated!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:32:22 AM, on 5/2/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4ss.exe
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\Personal Firewall 4\kpf4gui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\dvd43\dvd43_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Dantz\Retrospect\retrorun.exe
C:\Program Files\Sunbelt Software\Personal Fir... Read more

A:Nero used to work, but not anymore

Welcome to TSF

Your HJT log is clean, and your systems do not seem related to malware.

Please seek advice in the Windows forum.

Thread Closed.

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My Quicktime 4 won't play any of my cd-rom videos or games which are specifically designed to use Quicktime. I get an error message saying "this beta version has expired" and it directs me to Apple/Quicktime website for a newer version, followed by an error code "666". It also gives a "failed to initialize" message when I try to launch Quicktime from the desktop. I have uninstaled and reloaded several times, but to no avail. It used to work fine, but not now. Any ideas out there?

A:Quicktime 4 won't work anymore.

I,m guessing it's not the free player. I,m also guessing the installation left a little something on your system(probably in the registry)so uninstall/reinstall still knows it expired. Wish I could help more.

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Internet Explorer 7 will no longer connect me to the internet. I can get on line via Firefox, but I cannot make IE7 work. I would like to uninstall it and reinstall, but Windows doesn't seem to include that option in Add/Remove software. I run XP Pro on a Lenovo W500 and connect via a wireless router. I have not changed any settings lately that I'm aware of. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: IE7 won't work anymore

In my opinion Internet Explorer is not worth the trouble Try using Opera, its fast and comes with lots of great features.

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My Internet explorer 6 wont work any more. Instead whenever I try to fire it up it comes back with an error message "the application failed to initialize properly(0xc0000005).Click on OK to terminate the application" If I start in safe mode it works ok. I reinstalled windows 2000 and it rolls back to IE5 which will work ok. As soon as I reinstall IE6 up comes the error message again. A trawl through the net shows that the error message is not confined to problems with IE6 but can affect other packages. Can anyone help?

A:Ie6 wont work anymore

Here's a link for How to reinstall or repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP, see:

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I recently downloaded a codec pack to help with my slow/lagging videos and now there isnt any sound playing at all. When i try playing music from my WMP library, the song goes orange with an exclamation mark and moves on to the next song. Can someone please help, maybe reccomending a new codec pack or the basics?

A:Sound does not work at all anymore

it does that for me too, i cant figure out whats wrong with it. so i quit using that i use winamp. try and see if they play in a different player.

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I noticed my computer no longer automatically opens windows explorer when I plug in a removable drive like it used to.  When I clicked on the search in Windows 8 and put in autoplay, clicked on the autoplay settings from there it says there's no program associated with this and won't open.  However, if I go to control panel, it allows me to change autoplay settings, only they don't seem to actually be working.
Anyone know why this is happening and what I can do?

A:Why does autoplay not work anymore?

Have you tried the steps here:

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hi everyone.
some time ago i get a virus on an internet page.
i use mozilla firefox.
the pc was bloccked on an internet page and i could not do anything.
i took the virus away (i think)
but now i can't open mozilla firefox. it works only if i start it as a i think there is something that dosn't work as well.
thanx for the attention...i hope i write in the right section.

i post below the log from combofix!

ComboFix 12-07-30.03 - super_vale 01/08/2012 11:34:33.1.8 - x64
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.39.1040.18.5920.3418 [GMT 2:00]
Eseguito da: c:\users\super_vale\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
AV: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Disabled/Updated* {5A2746B1-DEE9-F85A-FBCD-ADB11639C5F0}
AV: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {68F968AC-2AA0-091D-848C-803E83E35902}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012 *Disabled/Updated* {E146A755-F8D3-F7D4-C17D-96C36DBE8F4D}
SP: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {D3988948-0C9A-0693-BE3C-BB4CF86413BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
* Creato nuovo punto di ripristino
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Altre eliminazioni )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
c: ... Read more

A:firefox does'nt work well anymore

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The other day i had a friend delete some programs from my Asus laptop on startup and running processes to make my computer boot up faster. I think we did something that makes the fn key not work anymore.

Can someone advise me on how to restore this functionality?


A:fn key doesn't work anymore

Have a look here:

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I recently installed Windows XP Home on my PC that used to have Windows 98SE, and the installation went OK, except that the sound card didn't work, and apparently didn't have a driver that would work. After doing some searches on-line, I found a driver that was supposed to work, but it caused a major system error that the machine had to recover from, and after that, my CD-ROM drive would not work!
It appears that the driver for it is corrupted, so I tried to find one on-line (it's a Mitsumi FX4820T), but all I could find were executables, which were DOS programs that were supposed to put the drivers on the hard drive, but none of them seemed to work. (I know very little about DOS).

Do I need a Mitsumi driver, or is there a Windows version that will work? (I do have another PC in the house that has XP Professional, if that would help, maybe to steal a driver from).
Or is there some easy way that I can get my CD-ROM Drive to work??
I was going to re-install Windows, but I can't do that without the CD-ROM driver working.
Any help with this will be greatly appreciated.

A:Help! CD-ROM Drive won't work anymore!

Most CDROM drives are able to use the drivers supplied by Windows and I believe that applies to your drive as well. For starters what actually happens when you use the drive? If you go into device manager, for what it's worth, is the drive listed as working properly?

Have you tried uninstalling the drive in Device Manager and then rebooting and letting Windows reinstall it? If you get to the point that you do need to do a Windows reinstall do you have a boot floppy?

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Hey ! Can anyone help me with this ?
My usb ports (3) wont work. Nothing is recognize anymore. When I go in Device Manager, under universal serial bus controller, I have 5 tiny triangle with exclamation points.
When I check the specs it says:

Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)

I have an Acer Aspire One D150-1189
Win 7 Built 7100
Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 1.60GHz
1.00gb Ram

A:UsB port won't work anymore :(

Make sure the drivers are updated.

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Hello guys,

I'm coming here after a while of looking around for a more feasible solution, and after talking to an M$ tech. Apparently a retail key can only be installed a number of 3 times, even if it's on the same computer.

Here's what's going on:

I have bought an OEM copy for my desktop, which had the Retail copy already installed and activated, and changed the product key on the desktop to have it activated on the OEM key, so this way I'd be sure I can use the retail on my laptop, on which I recently added the Crucial M4 SSD. A month later, after being sure that Windows works without issues, I decided to activate it, that was today. Issue: I can't use my activation key that came with the Windows Pro Retail that I bought in 2009, because, supposedly, it's been installed on 3 different computers, which is simply untrue. The M$ tech told me that the phone activation would work, but it was not the case. . If useful, the same tech told me that he couldn't activate it for me because "it had been used on 3 computers".

I have rearmed the evaluation period for the time being, but I do not want to use any illegal means of activating Windows. What I know is that I will never touch a retail version of Windows again, it is just an overpriced piece of garbage, but I am not willing to pay for a new key either. Right now I just feel like M$ just stole nearly $350 from me.

If you guys have any input to help me with this, so that I could reactivate Windows without the need t... Read more

A:Activation key does not work anymore

Hello Sbrideau,

A product key number can only be activated on 3 computers at the same time if it is one that came with a retail Family Pack copy of Windows 7.

Otherwise, you can only have a retail product key number activated on only 1 computer at a time, with it uninstalled or removed from any other computer it was activated on first. There is not a limit of how many times you are able to activate it as long as it removed from any other installation first, so I have no idea where the operator got the 3 limit from. With that said, you may have to do a phone activation if you have activated it often in a short period.

Either something is missing, or the MS activation operator misunderstood you. You should be able to activate it over the phone. Try doing the phone activation again and wait for a operator if available.

Hope this helps,

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I am having this very lame issue with my computer. Every time I try to open AIM, it instantly closes after the AIM window appears. I open the task manager and I see it for a second and it closes again. Similarly, my WMP doesn't open at all. I think it my be some kind of malware, but I did a complete scan with my Kaspersky AV and it found nothing and the same results with my SuperAntiSpyware program. So I am pretty lost. I found some other person was having issues with their AIM on this site as well and you guys were able to help out. So I figured I would try it.
This is the log from HJT:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:17:48 PM, on 7/11/2008
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\LCDMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\G-series Software\LGDCore.exe
E:\Internet Utilities\Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7.0\avp.exe
E:\Internet Utilities\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDMedia.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDClock.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDPop3.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\GamePanel Software\LCD Manager\Applets\LCDCountdown.exe
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A:AIM and WMP doesn't work anymore...

Edit: Just wanted to add that I am talking about AIM 6. I installed AIM 5.x and that one works fine. Now I am even more confused. I uninstalled both of them and then reinstalled AIM 6, but I still have the same issue.

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My home wireless network works fine with IE 6.0 and it used to work fine with a hard wire connection at home and at my workplace and it also used to work at my workplace with their wireless network but now it only works with my home wireless network. I have gone into connections and tried that route, also I have gone into the wireless control area and switched it to my work wireless network but I still only get that the page is not available. Now, I can see that I have a strong wireless signal at work but IE refuses to open any web pages. I get the messge "The page cannot be displayed".
Under Network Connections in the control Panel the double computer screen icon shows tht the wireless network is enabled. I can see the light on my wireless adapter lit up and when I hard wire I can see that the "Local Area Connection" is also enabled. When IE is trying to open a web page I see a message in the lower left that says "Detecting proxy settings"

Thanks in advance for your advice and assistance.


A:IE won't work with all my connections anymore

Hello and Welcome to TSF

You definately have some type of setting wrong. I'm going to send your thread over to the Networking Forum where you will get better assistance.

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For some strange reason it stopped working yesterday after disconnecting the router's power. I wanted the internet to load faster so I unplugged the power to reset it. I spent almost the whole day trying to solve this problem and ran out of ideas. I'm using a laptop and it's connected "local only" right now.

Here's the info after msconfig /all....

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Newton>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Newton-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain_not_set.invalid

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5006EG Wireless Network Adapter

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-E3-E6-F6-CE
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1d7c:d702:683c:3b41%9(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, July 12, 2009 1:07:20 PM
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A:My internet won't work anymore

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im runnign xp proffesional and when i put a cd in the cd rom it doesnt run i have to open up the cd and find the set up exe, what have i done cannot get it to work again.


A:autorun does not work anymore

Hi .......could try

May work for XP worked for WinME

CD Autorun Fix: 10.

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I'm having problems getting my Usb MIDI to work in my music software. It used to work, but one day it just magically stopped working. I was about to make a dumb mistake and buy a new $60 Usb MIDI cable, but then I checked in device manager and I noticed that Windows WAS recognizing the Usb MIDI cable. It even said "This device is working properly." The MIDI Input light on the cable blinks when I press the keyboard's(piano) keys when I first plug it in, then stops after a while. It's supposed to be plug-n-play. When I first got it, no driver download was needed. I plugged it in, and it worked. I was thinking it may need a driver update? Or maybe a new driver? Whatever it is, please help. What do I do? Things you need to know:

Computer: Windows 7
Music Software: Mixcraft Pro Studio 5
MIDI Controller: Casio Privia PX-120 88 Key Digital Piano

Device Manager:

USB Midi Manufacturer: (Generic USB Audio)
Device Status: This device is working properly.
Driver Provider: Microsoft
Driver Date: 7/13/2009
Driver Version: 6.1.7600.16385
Digital Signer: Microsoft Windows

Please help! Thanks!It's frustrating because it used to work but now it doesn't! I greatly appreciate it!

A:USB Midi Won't Work Anymore

If it does not have any valuable files on give it a format with SD Formatter.

Download is on the left. Then try it.

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Once upon a time my two USB ports worked fine... but not anymore.

A few deatails quickly: I have an AMD Athlon 800 MHz PC, 512 Mb Ram, Soundblaster, N-Videa G Force 2, modem, Saitek X35 joystick and use Windows 98.

I use the USB ports for my joystick and my Palm Pilot cradle which allows me to back up the data from my handheld to the PC. About a month ago neither device was recognised for some reason. Under Settings it tells me that the devices work properly. What's going on? I've not installed any new hardware, only a couple of games.

Also, I don't know if this is related but my computer sometimes reboots for no apparent reason. Sometimes Windows won't even load but says 'Windows Protection Error...'

I really need your help, peeps!


A:USB doesn't work anymore...

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I dont know what is up with my CD burner but it stopped working awhile ago. It seems like it is unable to recognize CD's. I am not sure if a setting got changed or if it just broke somehow. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks so much!

A:Can anyone help my with my CD burner... it does not work anymore

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hey guys. my computer has been acting weird ever since this error message popped up sorry i forgot what it said. Then afterwards my explorer error comes out. I have Windows XP. I can't seem to be able to open any programs such as Spybot to even check if i have some sort of virus or what not( . After restarting, all my text on my desktop and everything seem to be minimized and couldn't read it but that problem was fixed easily with the font size text. The programs haven't been cooperationig. Much help appreciated. Thanks guys

Edit: Also I've tried downloading Spybot repeatedly and the window after the "save disk file" shows up, the window dissapears immediately....also no other program works as if the icons are only there but not the program literally. As if my computer is empty. Not really sure what i have. I can't even download Hijack... thanks for the help and effort again

A:programs don't work anymore

get hijackthis ...install it and scan your computer...copy and paste your log in the security forum starting a new thread

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I need a way to activate My wireless Capabilities withough using the FN + F2 on the keyboard(Because apparently It doesnt work any more)
I have Vista

A:Fn F2 doesnt work anymore. I need help

Wait. Nevermind.
I found the switch.

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For about one - three weeks, my internet hasn't been working anymore ever since I clicked on this link in MSN. It was one of those "Are these your pics?" links with my email address attached to the link, so naturally I thought it was really my friend sending the link. The link took me to this blank website that wanted me to download a file. I went through the entire process and next thing I know my Anti-Virus program went off saying it was a Trojan Horse. I didn't know what was going on at first so I ignored it. The Trojan Horse sent the same link to all of my contacts who were online at the time.

Now ever since my internet only work for around five minutes and it brings up the "Internet Explorer Cannot Display This Page." Everytime I restart the computer, the internet works again. Then it repeats the process. My friend told me to do a system restore, which I did. But I'm not sure that it did very much to help my computer. I did a virus scan on my computer (for the local disk)last night and it found 17 infected files. I moved them all to the virus chest but the internet still won't work.

I use Windows XP and Avast! Anti-Virus.

Thanks for all of your help. =]

A:my internet won't work anymore

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I don't know why, but I tried downloading some third-party themes, but the themes didn't work, so I picked up some tutorials on internet to see how to make it work, but... now, after tried using all these tutorials, my PC don't accept the use of themes at all. When I open the theme screen, it shows "This page is unavailable on this Windows edition", the themes worked fine to me before this happened. Now my desktop theme is the basic theme from Win7 and my desktop background too. I don't know what happened, I'm very sorry, this is so frustrating. If you can help me, I'll be very grateful.
Additional note: My pc is now Windows 7 Starter, it was Windows 7 Starter when I bought it. I lent it to a friend of mine, and he turned my pc from Win7 Starter to Win7 Home Basic, I don't know how, too. But since I fixed some errors with the Command Prompt, my pc returned to what it was (Windows 7 Starter).

Thank you again all for the help, support and for reading all this text.

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Hello everyone,

Yesterday I suddenly noticed that my ALT-TAB wasn't working anymore, Ive searched google for hours on how to fix it but i couldn't find anything that fixed my problem.
When I press Alt-Tab, I get a menu with File, Edit, View, Tools and Help in the window that I currently have open but the little taskswitch menu doesn't come up. The problem is not my graphics card since the problem happend so suddenly and 5 minutes earlier I could alt tab just fine. The keys do work individually and all other keyboard shortcuts involving alt still work.
Does anyone know a fix for this problem?

Thanks, QuadWar

A:ALT-TAB doesn't work anymore...


I'm pretty sure there is a tutorial to fix this...give me a few minutes and I'll find it. I can't find it......maybe it never existed

I'm sure someone will come along and offer a solution soon Quadwar. Sorry I couldnt do it quicker.


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My VPN connection suddenly doesn't work anymore. The icon have a big red cross in it with the text: "Unavailable - device missing".
If I click on properties I get the message:"An unexpected error occurred".
The System Event Log show this errors:
-The Diagnostic Policy Service service terminated with the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified.
-The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: WfpLwf
-The Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service service terminated with the following error: The system cannot find the file specified.
-The Remote Access Connection Manager service depends on the Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service service which failed to start because of the following error: The system cannot find the file specified.

I found out that it has something to do with the WAN-mini-ports. When I try to re-install them I get the message:"Windows encountered a problem installing the driver software for your device".
"Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it. The system cannot find the file specified".

I'm lost.

A:VPN connection not work anymore

Which VPN?

Do you have any other VPNs installed?

Have you scanned for Viruses, Malware, Spyware?


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Hi all
i have been trying to copy and save my dvd's to my puter and it worked only once sense then i have not been able to load any DVD's in the drive. only Cd's. when i try to load a DVD it just blinks for ever and locks up puter. i was using DVD decrypter when this happened. i have reinstalled the drive and even disconnected power and restarted. no go any help why this happened and how to fix it would be a great help.

I would like to rip these movies with and English sub titles for my girlfriend for she is deaf. ......

I have a program called super Dave's ripper i would like to use. but cant even do that until i can get DVD working again......

A:DVD doesnt work anymore

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I hope someone here can help me with the following problem.

All of a sudden certain dos programs that I've used in Windows XP before (without any trouble) won't work anymore. If I try to execute these dos programs the screen just flashes briefly and I'm right back at my desktop.
I haven't installed ANY new sofware or drivers of ANY kind. Regardless of the above fact I tried a system restore to a previous date when the dos programs still worked, without any success.

I rebooted the machine and tried safe mode, uhm, all of a sudden the programs work! Logic tells me that a driver or software change might cause the problem, BUT!: as I've mentioned above I haven't installed ANYthing new and even tried a system restore without any success. No one else has access to the computer, so no one else could have installed drivers or software.

I then tried to change the compatibility settings and display settings
(even though I never had to change any settings before for the dos programs to work).
....., nope....., doesn't change anything.

I scanned my HDD for a possible virus infection (even though I have the
most recent NAV updates); nothing there either.

Finally I reinstalled my Windows XP (not a clean install), but, uhh, that didn't help.

If ANYONE can give me a sollution to this problem I would really appreciate it
because one of these dos programs is an accounting program I use for work and I can't afford not being able to use it, and I really would like to av... Read more

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My cam doesn't work with msn messenger anymore! It says waiting then it cuts off any suggestion how i can fix it? Even the person i am trying to speaking couldn't put their cam on!

A:My cam doesn't work with msn anymore!

This has been happening to me
The only solution i have found is to restart the computer and retry

It seems to be a MSN problem

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ok, so i had a mic installed before and it worked fine, so i know it isnt my soundcard... anyway, i got a new headset and everything worked fine untill vista installed it's own driver for it automaticly, from which point on my mic doesn't work anymore (sounds still work though). i tried everything to even reinstalling vista itself (not the only reason why, but still one of them) but to no success. the headset i am trying to use is ednet's usb headset (it doesn't say much more), runs on cmedia's c108 chipset, or atleast thats what i found out...

any help would be greatly appriciated...

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Hi all;
I am going to assume that everyone is having trouble with floppy diskettes.
They used to work reliably (even from one machine to another), but since they have been more or less phased out I am unable to get any of them to work on any machine.

I have several 1.44M diskettes which I have attempted to format as system start-up disks so that I can run Hard Drive Mechanic.
I have tried all 3 diskettes that I have, and none of them will fomat.
If I take them to another machine, same thing.

It appears as though the manufacturers of floppy drives have colluded with the manufacturers of floppy diskettes to create a better market for CD devices.
Problem is, I am finding it rather bothersome to create bootable CD's.
The only way seems to be that you must first have a boot image on a 3.5" floppy! So how can I make a bootable CD when I can't get the image?

I have a USB flash drive and am trying to make it bootable, but not sure that my bios will allow booting from it.

The machine I want to work with is an older Dell Precision 330 wih bios version A09. I have not found an upgrade for that bios on Dell's site, but have not yet looked at the bios home site.

Thanks for any help/advice.


A:Why don't floppies work anymore?

No real problems here. But remember, floppy disks have a limited shelf life. If you are trying to use old floppy discs, they may be unreadable. This is because the ferrous oxide coating eventually falls off over time.

I have yet to run accoss a BIOS that won't let you use a floppy. Floppies are part of the core computing architecture dating back to the early days of computing.

In your case, you are using a USB floppy. This is not the same as a real floppy.
Your BIOS may not let you boot from a USB device depending how old your computer is.

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hi there,
first of all im one of the fools that bought a computer of carrera ssc

the problem ive got is, since ive upgraded my mobo the recovery CD wont recognise my system anymore i just bought a externalHD to backup and then reinstall winXP home but now all i get when i put the CD in is:
' This is not a carreraPC' please......blah, blah
i phoned carrera but because they ve been bought out my warranty is void
and they wont helpme until i take out a new one for ?40, which im not happy with
my question is: if i get a copy (oem) of winXP home edition will my product key still work???
or is there any other way 2 get the recoveryCD 2 work???

A:recoveryCD don't work anymore???

The problem you have is not just with carreraPC but with Dell, HP, Compaq, Gateway, etc. You will have to buy a new full install XP CD with a new key. The old key will not work.

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Let's start by saying hi, and thanks for replying.

i have a compaq mine with win xp, and i have, for some reason, lost my internet connection. it can detect my SSID and so fourth, i have disabled/enabled the icon through device manager and using command prompt.....i am at a lost........

A:Internet does not work anymore.

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Hi, both my burners stopped working today. They stopped appearing in roxio and then in my computer. In the computer manager, the drives have an "!" beside them. When I try to troubleshoot I get a blank box. This is the message I got "Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)". Could this be a virus problem? I think I may have had this problem before but I formatted to correct the problem. I can't do this now because I haven't backed up my files (all 130 gigs of them). Please help, I'm panicing!!

p.s. I hope this is the right post!

A:cd burners don't work (or appear) anymore

Something I should add; my virtual CD drives also stopped working. There is the "!" beside them too in the disk manager.

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Hello all, i have a problem with my usb root hub after i installed Win 8 from Win7. Only my USB 3.0 dont work anymore... I installed new driver, it detect my WD passport then 2 sec after, nothing anymore and error 19, uninstall then reinstall nothing happen.

Tx for help me, i used my usb 2.0, all work great!
P.S. sorry for my bad English, i speak french... MOBO info : Asus P8Z68 deluxe!

A:USB 3.0 dont work anymore...

Look at this thread:
USB3 - still missing a new Intel USB3 driver

In #10 is a solution. It worked for me

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Hey guys,

Sometimes I get audio problems where I cannot hear internet sound but can hear other sounds. When this happens the Device Volume under the volume tab of the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties window is grayed out. I usually just run Mats_Run.AudioPlayback (mr. fix it) and it fixes everything in 30 seconds and tells me the errors that occurred are because sound device was turned off, and because sound was set to really low level, and probably another thing too.

However, now when I try and run it it says "Mr. Fix it cannot continue because an error has occurred", and right underneath it it says,"the troubleshooter does not apply to this computer,". Is there a file that it cannot find perhaps? Does anyone know how Mats.AudioPlayback miracle fix it works? What file might be corrupt? Also sometimes some files will tell me to check if I have the proper authorization to run a program... WTF is going on? Please help someone.

The mats audio issue happend after I removed malware from my computer and and a rootkit. I removed it with malwarebytes and then with combofix. I can tell if there is a virus because I can sense when my computer is running 99.0 percent instead of 100%. Now it runs fast as hell and no viruses. Can someone tell me how to trouble shoot it with advanced techniques?

A:Mr. Fix it doesn't work anymore!

Just for future reference, Combofix should only be used under the direct supervision of one of Malware Removal Team members. Using this tool incorrectly can result in more problems than what you started out with.

Have you looked in the Device Manager to see if there are any driver problems?

Try running chkdsk c: /p

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Everything was all right then the autoplay does not work anymore... When I plug the iPod, there is an autorun but not with the CD/DVD. Its been about 1 year now that it does not work. Please help and sorry for my bad english!

A:Autoplay does not work anymore!

What OS do you have?

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Here is my problem. I used my computer one morning, all was fine when I left for work...screen saver came on and all. When I got home, I moved the mouse around to try and disable the screen saver, nothing happened. Not the first time I've had that problem, so I turned the computer off, and when I turned it on again, and everytime since, I get a series of 6-8 beeps...then nothing. Nothing pops up on the monitor even though the computer is on. I've tried opening up the pc and making sure all the connections are tight, to which in my knowledge they are.

Does anyone know what my problem could be? Do I need to take it to a repair shop or what? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

A:PC doesn't work anymore!

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Hello everyone.
Recently, my microphone (which is attached to my headset) stopped working.

I have this headset:

I have this motherboard:

A few days ago, I updated to windows 7 64 bit. I installed new drivers when I did that, including audio drivers. The next day or so, I noticed my mic wasn't working.

I had gotten the new drivers from the Asus website (the motherboard manufacturer), and they were just an updated version of the old ones I had.
However, now, I am getting no input on my mic whatsoever. It recognizes that they are plugged in, but no sound goes through (my friends don't hear anything I'm saying). It's not a volume issue: no words are being transmitted whatsoever.

It could be coincidence - the headphone might have finally just broke on me, but I'm suspicious. I think the driver may have something to do with it. I tried reinstalling the drivers, but that did not do anything, I still have the same issue.

The driver is called "VIA HD Audio Deck." Like I said, when I plug it in, it recognizes the mic has been plugged in, but no sound is transmitted.

Do you guys think my mic is broken, and I should start shopping for a new one, or is it a driver problem? If so... what on earth should I do to try and fix it?

PS: Yes, the headphones still work, just not the attached mic.

A:Headphone mic will not work anymore :(

Is what ever software you're using set up to use the mic correctly? Some software you need to manually select where the mic is in the audio options.

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Here's the deal. My laptop has a combo CD/DVD drive, the CD drive works fine, but my DVDs have started not to work so well anymore. Instead of going smoothly, it (both audio and video) works for like a second then stops, and keeps repeating that cycle. It used to work fine, and it's only a few months old. Does anyone know what happened here, and what I can do about it? Thanks.

A:Why won't my video work anymore?

try cleaning the laser head with a DVD cleaning disk - available at most computer and electronic stores.

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I do not know what happened but now Firefox will not work. I have used it regularly for about 6mos then when I updated to 1.0 it just puked. I tried to uninstall and reinstall and still no luck. Once installed it just sits there and will not let me go anywhere. any suggestions?

Amd Athlon xp1466
40gb HD 512 mb
Win xp w/SP2

A:Firefox Doesn't Work Anymore?

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When I try to start IE9 on my pc it hangs my operating system.
What can I do?


A:Internet Explorer 9 does not work anymore

Its probably one of the add-ons reset IE
Internet Explorer - Reset - Windows 7 Forums

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I using Vanilla IE 8. In Canada.

I want to go to I am redirected to used to work. It still works in my Opera browser.

No R0 or R1 hyjacks on machine.

How fix? doesn't work anymore

n e 1

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I used to be able to click shift+printscreen, and then paste it onto a Word file. No more. All that shows now in my Word file is an empty, beige space.

I have WindwsXP.


A:printscreen doesn't work anymore

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Just a while ago i was playing a game with some friends but suddenly my screen freezes and the sound to. Pressing the powerbutton or holding in didnt do anything. I just opened my Toshiba Satellite L50-A-1C7 and unplugged the battery because it didnt power off.

It doesnt boot anymore now !
Can someone help me quick?

A:My Satellite L50-A-1C7 doesn't work anymore

I plugged the power cord in and now when i press the power button it lights up but i see
nothing on the screen

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Hello, I have a problem that I'm trying to fix...since 1 month. My first language is french so I decided to post my question on a French Tech Forum and nobody can help me... if you want to take a look what they ask me to do :

Probleme de MaJ avec Win 7 ??? - MicroClick-Qu?

I attached a JPG and you can see which last update that is installed. Suddenly stop after December 16 ?!

I check this forum and try this :

For 64-bit Windows, the second line differs due to the location of the DLL file:
net stop wuauserv
regsvr32 %windir%\syswow64\wups2.dll
net start wuauserv

That didnt work.

I want to tell you guys that I have some BSOD sometime but I have BSOD before my Windows Update problem. We will try to fix my Windows Update problem and after we will try to fix the BSOD

I don't know where to start with you guys lol..

I have Win 7 Pro 64 bits, 8 gig RAM...

In my task bar I have the little flag with an "red x" on it... saying, I will try to translate from french to english "Windows could not search for automatic update (important)"

Thank you very very much for help !

A:Windows Update don't work anymore since Dec 16 ?

Hello symetric, and Welcome to Sevenforums!

For windows update problems, you might try fixing common issues with these microsoft tools:Automatically diagnose and fix common problems with Windows Update
Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - WindowsUpdate_dt000
Windows Update - Reset
Further reading: Support for Microsoft Update
And please follow this tutorial to post your BSOD problems here. You never know, they might be related (perhaps, though unlikely):

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I am running Windows Vista Home Premium on a laptop HP Pavilion dv6000 and it was bought around february this year.
My computer automatically installed some updated without me noticing, and it restarted and everything (could the next windows version include an auto-save function for notepad, please? i lost everything i wrote, because i forgot to save...)... And when i logged in again, and everything kind of started properly... I realized that my wallpaper doesn't show up, no icons on the desktop, and the toolbar freezes and explorer.exe takes 50% cpu without doing anything at all.
now i can manage without the toolbar, but it is quite annoying anyway. the security updates i installed are (i'll just write the code numbers, because i am running windows in swedish)

and i have not installed service pack 1 yet. i didn't have enough space on my disk at first, but now i have deleted some files and there should be no problem to install the service pack 1, but when i click on "start installation", it just stops at "preparing installation".
edit: i got an error trying to install it. currently going to try the stand alone installation.

everything else runs just fine, and i don't see anything suspicious in the Task Manager, so it makes me think that it is not a virus.

does anyone have any ideas?

thanks for all comments.

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Hello guys, i am using Windows 7. Last few days my internet was every day worse. for example yesterday i was able to use youtube, today i was able to open some sites and now i can't even open I don't know what is happening. even when i trying to reach my router ( still nothing happening. Some people told me that my ip address is hijacked. Is that true? Please help

A:Solved: internet don' work anymore

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Hi there, I have a little problem over here,
since I replaced my old graph card (Nvidia 7600GS) with my new (Nvidia 9600 GSO) my onboard sound has stopped working, Mobo : Asrock N68PV-GS.
As a temporary solution I removed my TV-tuner card from the PCI slot and I put in a Creative Audigy sound card (5.1) yet only 3 of the 5 speakers work with this one, please help !

A:Onboard sound does not work anymore

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Here's the scenario...
Several months ago, I helped a friend install a wireless network at his house. Worked problems. Has one desktop that is hard-wired to the router, and a laptop and another desktop that were using the wireless.

Approx. 2 months ago, network quit working. At this time, he had comcast come out and install their Voip system for his phones that he uses for business. At this time, they also brought one of their modems (told him it was better), and put it in, instead of his linksys that was originally used. His network just went downhill after that. No wireless network whatsoever, and the desktop that is hard wired, can only access internet through the router, if the mac is cloned to the router...hmmmm...
Yet, I can bring the laptop to my house, and it picks right up on my wireless network and requests the WEP key when the network is clicked on. Give it the wep, and it's got access.

The modem that Comcast installed is one with a battery backup.
Have they attached the mac of the desktop to that modem?? Is that why nothing is working?

He's getting very frustrated with it all. Of course Comcast can't help, even thought it was working before they installed that modem!!
I have compared ALL of his route settings to mine, as he is now using the exact same router at his house. All settings match, except that we cloned the mac so the desktop had access.
Any ideas what's going on here??
I'm stumped, except for wondering about ... Read more

A:network doesn't work anymore!

It could be, the MAC address is unique to that perticular machine, cloning may not work eaither as not only the MAC may be registered but also the IP or IP's assigned, if not static.

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I'm getting pop ups and can't navigate to anywhere. It tries to go to a goofy search engine but it can't even get there. HELP Please!!!! Thanks in advance for your help.
Thanks in advance for your help - popups are killing this PC.

Please help - lots of junk on this PC - children playing with AOL and IM. Thanks in advance for your help. I have two PC's that have the trouble - I will be posting a separate log for that one.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 3:48:31 PM, on 3/9/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Gateway Utilities\GWInkMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell AIO Printer A960\dlbfbmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
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My laptop computer (Compaq 1710 running Win2000) will no longer burn CDs. Using Roxio Easy CD Creator, when I insert a CD, the program ejects the disk and tells me to insert one that is blank or has space on it. If I try to use the "DirectCD" program (which allows you to treat a CD-RW as a regular disk drive), Roxio tells me that the drive is in use (unknown error 0x8000001a); if I try to write to the drive via the Explorer, I get an error that says the drive is read-only.

I have no problems reading CDs. I have tried several CDs and I always get the same error. I have even tried inserting the CD upside down.

I have reinstalled the CD drivers and reinstalled Roxio and this has no impact on the problem. I was able to burn CDs at one point in time, but I don't have any good way of determining all the software I've installed between then and now (I don't burn CDs very often so I don't know when the problem started, although the computer is only a few months old).

Any suggestions on how to track down this problem?


A:CD burner doesn't work anymore

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