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Solved: Utility that can record actions in windows, and then replay or 'automate' the

Q: Solved: Utility that can record actions in windows, and then replay or 'automate' the

Hey guys!

Problem: When I transcribe music, I have to have two programs on the screen at once to see everything. Therefore every time I do this, I have to manually open both programs, and resize them perfectly so that EVERYTHING in both programs is visible... it's a very tedious task.

I'm looking for a program that can record actions in windows, and 'replay' them.
So I could start the 'recording' if you will, open the programs and size everything the way I want it, and then save the whole operation. Next time I transcribe, voila! Just open the program and everything automates itself.

Anything out there like this? (I'm also open to the idea of writing a bat file that opens both programs, but I can't figure out how to have it resize windows)
Using XP Pro

Thanks for any help!

A: Solved: Utility that can record actions in windows, and then replay or 'automate' the

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A:Mouse Record Utility

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i had to buy it but is very good

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A:Replay dvd 's in windows 7 64 bit home

As far as I know you will need to do something like this.

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The problem that I am having is that it only displays the first record. I have tired all of the options in the data field for RecordSet Type. It still only displays the first record. Anyone have any ideas? I hope this one is as easy as the other question I asked.

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I have all the ranges specified already for each value of A. Regretfully they dont increase by the same amount each time. So for each "A", I have the specified range of "E" that should be summed.

Any ideas on how to automate the above? I like to avoid manual work at all costs .

A:Solved: How to automate conditional sum?

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CD \\Networkfolder
put "Filename*.xls"


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thanks for any advice.

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A:Solved: Automate Win Media Player 11 in XP

You could do it with AutoHotkey, a freeware scripting tool. You'd use a FormatTime command to get the system time and when it reaches the desired value the command would be Run wmplayer.exe.

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The .reg file is as follows:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

"WUServer"="[WSUS Server Address:portnumber]"
"WUStatusServer"="[WSUS Server Address:portnumber]"


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Have you tried "reg add" line commands in batch file?

Regards. . .



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A:Solved: Windows Back-Up Utility

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Hope this helps someone somewhere, I have mine set to make an image on the second monday of each month before patch tuesday.

A:Just discovered how to automate backup in Windows 8.1

Macrium free also seems pretty good although it lacks a windows boot menu option.

Not sure what you mean by lacks a windows boot menu option.

Do you mean being able to schedule it like you are doing with the integrated backup service? According to their web site, it has a built in scheduler:

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When the image is applied to the machine, the Windows XP Mini-Setup is loaded and it presents the user with the questions. It shouldn't present the users with the questions if the Sysprep.inf folder is in the correct folder, but it still does... Any idea anyone?

A:CANNOT automate Windows XP Mini-setup


I have not done many sysprep setups so I might be mistaken.
It seems you have a mixture of sysprep.inf and unattend.txt information and considering you are trying to use an image I imagine you are trying to use the sysprep.inf file.

Are you using the setupmgr to create the sysprep.inf file?
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sysprep /reseal /mini /quiet /forceshutdown
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How to use the Sysprep tool to automate successful deployment of Windows XP

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A:Automate windows update on new machine

First, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The easiest way to do this would be to create an image on one PC, update it, and then deploy this image to all new rigs you need to set up. One way to it described here: Windows 7 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep


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A:[SOLVED] Cannot Load Windows Backup Utility

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Hi everyone... thanks in advance for reading my post.

I am on Windows XP with a Dell Inspiron 9300. Haven't had many viruses, and when I did, I was successful in getting rid of them as well as spyware. This time is different, and I need help. Edit... also I have not installed any service packs, at least not to my knowledge.

A few nights ago I visited a site on some HTML context help and bam, got hit with spyware like crazy. This morning I woke up and my McAffee said it had found and removed virus Vundo (Trojan).

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Another issue is that my Windows Automatic update setting is turned to "off". I can't turn it back on. I followed Windows online support instructions to go through "run" command "services.msc" and enable it from there, but when I try to do so... I get the following error.

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lcd c:\Reports\GSXDLFILES\XMIT81
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psftp: not connected to a host; use "open"

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So just to clarify. When I execute the psftp command from the c:\putty command prompt that is in my .bat file above, it works great. I've tried modifying the psftp command to include the word "open" right before the IP address (host) but I still get the same error.

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Hello all,

For platform: Windows 7 Professional x64

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if anyone has something like this please post it....this would speed up my production line greatly.

A:Does anyone have a working script for windows update? to automate it?

Wouldn't it be easier to leave auto updates turned on and the machine will update itself - or am I missing something ? what are you trying to achieve with your script that WU wont do on its own

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Go to Start/Search and type in Task Scheduler. See if there are any tasks that scheduled to wake the computer.

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To prevent it for now I can do a couple of things,
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B: If I make sure to open Internet explorer it will be fine, its weird. It doesn't matter what site I'm on, as long as internet explorer is open before I click the button to check my email, the screen resolution won't change.


Thank you!

A:Solved: Screen Resolution seems to change after certain actions.

Dang that sounds fustrating...I have no clue other then.. "have a corrupt graphics card driver ,maybe update it? "OR a "virus or trojan lurking around?"
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I have created the following .bat file which seems to work a treat:

@echo off
del /q "E:\PDF RIP FOLDERS\A5 Landscape Photobooks Holding Folder\"*.jpg*
move /-y "E:\PDF RIP FOLDERS\A5 Landscape Photobooks Holding Folder\*.pdf*" "E:\PDF RIP FOLDERS\A5 Landscape Photobooks\"

Now what I want to do is perform those same actions with several different folders (i.e. deleting jpgs and moving pdfs to new folders).

Is it possible to simply put all of these actions in the same .bat?

Just dropping them in between the @echo off and exit?

Is it as simple as that? At the moment I have four separate .bats doing the same action to different pairs of folders but it'd be fab to do them all in one .bat file.


A:[SOLVED] BATCh File for Multiple Actions)

Yes it is as simple as that.

A batch file is just an automated list of commands that you could type in manually at the command prompt.

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:48:13 PM, on 4/10/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamgui.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Users\Tom\Desktop\New folder\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = Preserve
R1 - HKCU\Softwa... Read more

A:Solved: my computer seems to be blocked from any network actions

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Hello all,

I have just built my first Intel system using these components.

Cor2Duo E8200
8800 GT
500GB Seagate HD
Gigabyte P35 DS3 MB
2 GB Corsair RAM
Corsair 520W PSU
Win XP Pro SP3

Ok, Ive installed all drivers for MB and Graphics. Everything seems to run ok, but there is an annoyng problem with slow loading of things like windows themes ect. I noticed this when I went to 'Hide Desktop Items' by right clicking on Desktop. It took 10+ seconds to remove the icons. This should have been almost instant, right? I then reversed the operation with the same effect, completion is way to slow. While waiting for the icons to appear/disappear, I can maximize a folder or notpad item, move it around and the image would stay in the last place I dropped it (if that makes sense?). Once the task was complete, the desktop refreshed and all was normal.
This is an image of what Im trying to describe above

There is hardly anything installed yet as I want to figure out the problem before I load up on all my stuff. Can anyone help me resolve this please?

Thanks kindly,

A:Solved: Slow responce time to certain actions

Are you using a default user or the master admin account or did you create a separate user profile?

I would also try a different resolution / refresh rate to see if maybe there is a problem with the particular one you choose .

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A:Solved: Slow Windows XP Disk Clean Up Utility?

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you can set up automated reply in windows 10 outlook mail app. But the particular feature you are looking for is not present in either of them PC/Mobile.

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A:Solved: Excel 2004 formula–need help to combine actions

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1) Some applications I normally run are having strange issues with the GUI's. Words missing from buttons but the button still being there, font and window coloring changes for some parts of the interface
2) I go to fire up google chrome and get an error "can't locate executable please reinstall"
3) I try to run any of a multitude of games, and they're all crashing
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and it goes on for quite a bit, I can attach a screen shot if needed.
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A:[SOLVED] Windows 7 Back up utility corrupted my hard drive?

Hi, welcome to the forums you might be lucky , however a registry cleaner may well of hosed your system. Go to start search and type cmd, right click on the returned cmd.exe and select "run as administrator" at the prompt copy paste:-

Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth (press enter) will take awhile.

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A:Solved: Need to Disable Windows Wireless Network Configuration Utility

Run services.msc and look for it in the Services list. Double click to access its properties ("Wireless Zero Configuration") and set the startup mode to disabled and reboot.

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A:recycle bin actions crash windows

Well, let's start with the easy stuff first:

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A:Weird actions after windows update

Please close this topic since this issue has been resolved. I uninstalled windows update that was causing the issue. I saw a post on the forums about the problem windows xp update so i removed it and all seems well.

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Looking forward to seeing what everyone else uses.

A:Setup Script to automate custom settings for Windows 10 on new System

I create one general hardware independent Windows install image, with all my customizations using this method: Windows 10 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep - Windows 10 Forums

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A:Solved: need utility to remove illegal Windows filename chars from archive

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A:Solved: Is the Back Up Utility for my Windows XP Home Edition working properly ?

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I have tried the following to resolve the problem:
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*Full system scan with Malwarebytes (Nothing detected)
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I am stuck on what to try next


A:Windows 7 UAC Problem (OK Button not confirming actions)

You could try this Fix it: Fix security issues to protect and secure Windows automatically

You could try more scanners for example Microsofts: Microsoft Safety Scanner - Free Virus Scan with the Microsoft Safety Scanner

If you haven't enabled "Scan for rootkits" in Malwarebytes(settings - detection and protection) you could also try that.

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A:Windows update checks for updates for hours without any actions

Hi mblue,

I would recommend that you run this and report back!


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A:Windows Installer - Every Time Programs Open / Certain Actions

Download Windows Installer CleanUp Utility - MajorGeeks

Edit: as always, make Restore Points. Backup Registry with ERUNT before pulling the trigger. An image backup doesn't hurt either, if possible.

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Thank you,

A:Windows 7 asks to confirm the open program actions

Hi, I believe you are referring to a new feature in both Vista and Seven called UAC, it is a security measure. This site gives a good explanation and also right at the bottom tells you how to turn it off.

User Account Control (UAC) Explained — MAXIMUMpcguides – Windows 7 tips, tricks, help, and how-to guides

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A:How to create a querry to calculate difference between prev record and current record

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A:What audio software can I use to simply record *what I hear* from the computer? Record what comes through the speakers.

Audacity should do what you want.

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A:Access. Find the record number of a record (For forms and queries)

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A:Action Replay MAX EVO help!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thanks for the help

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lol, you answered your own question, windows 95,98,98se,and ME don't support cd burning, except with 3rd party software. When you purchase any of the NT systems (ie: xp, NT 4, Server 2003, 2000 PRO etc...) all have the NT kernel which if you look during your install say " Windows (whatever version) is built on NT technology" and "You now have built in CD burning" soon and perhaps with the upcoming service pack 2, it will start coming with DVD burning capability.

I believe the only windows kernel out that currently supports cd burning is the NT one

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A:Action Replay For XBOX

I know this is not part of your question, but I think you need to change your signature because it is promoting piracy said:

What the Courts Have to Say

For all the public confusion, a long series of court rulings has made it very clear that it’s against the law both to upload and download copyrighted music without permission.

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Technology has made digital copying easier than ever. But just because advances in technology make it possible to copy music doesn’t mean it’s legal to do so. Here are tips from some record labels on how to enjoy the music while respecting rights of others in the digital world. Stick with these, and you’ll be doing right by the people who created the music.

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A:Action Replay MAX issue

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Common guys/girls help me and tell me wat i am doing wrong or just tell me cleary how to work this action replay right plz replie help me OUT!

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IP configuration is static, Gateway is trying to ping it and get Replay from IP( and after some line nearly 6-7 lines getting replay from few lines than "Request timed out" and so on and so on...
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A:Replay from IP( When pinging Gateway(

Can you please post the ip configuration information on your machine.


Also, same for the default gateway.

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My First Post Hello

well on to my question I have a SCPH 39001 Ps2 and everytime I Open ARMax it loads the graphics and everything and works great until i open memory card manager then the screen goes black then the loading graphics message pops up but the screen is grey and keep scrolling from top to bottom but it doesn't stop loading and it opens but i cant read a thing on it i know it's not my tv because it does this on all 3 tv's in my house (all 3 different tvs) and it isn't my memory card because it does this even when there is no card plugged in adn i dont think it's my ps2 because i also have game shark and it works great but i dont think it's the disc because this is the 4th one iv'e tried and it only does this on the armax at the memory manager screen
so i am completely stuped any help would be greatly appreciated

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Any ideas??


A:video replay keeps freezing

Defragment all hard drives where the video files are located:

Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter

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Something like 3 or 4 years ago I bought two Dell inspiron laptops (one for the office, one for me at home) with Windows 8 installed.  Quite soon thereafter I wanted to upgrade them both to Windows 8.1 - and it didn't work.  Repeatedly.  On either machine.  The upgrade always failed - at the end, after a long time when it looked as if it might succeed.  The story of that anguish is somewhere on this forum, but so long ago I've forgotten how to find it.  I ended up suspecting that maybe Avast! antivirus was interfering, but never got to the point of removing it to find out if that was the problem. In the intervening time I have used the office machine daily, and the home one very seldom (because I have a Dell XPS 8700 desktop, with Windows 7 when I bought it, and now Windows 10 for quite some time and quite some satisfaction).
Fast forward to now.  In view of the impending July 29 deadline for free upgrade to Windows 10, I thought it was high time to try again to upgrade both laptops to Windows 8.1, and then of course to Windows 10.  So today I tried the free upgrade to 8.1 on the office laptop - just picked it off the tiles.  Didn't disable anything, not even the screen saver, just let 'er rip.  Much to my astonishment the upgrade went through without a hitch and the office laptop is now happily running Windows 8.1 (until some time next week when I upgrade it to Win 10 <G>).  This evening I intend to try the ... Read more

A:Upgrading from 8.0 to 8.1, replay of a VERY old question

If it is still of interest, or relevance, I think this was your original topic from 2014 -
Yes, it is my understanding that you need all the Win 8 updates before upgrading to Win 8.1 but watch out for all the 'Get Win 10' updates unless you are willing to go to 10. From memory, I only did it once, the best way to upgrade from 8 to 8.1 is to download the 8.1 installer and run that.. I have also heard that it is a good idea to disconnect unnecessary peripherals - such as you external hard drive and scanner - before running the update.
For advice on this 75% maximum on your battery I suggest you start a topic in the 'Internal hardware' section if this is causing you concern.
Chris Cosgrove

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heres the topic

A:Need Help No Replay On Forum In 4days

Hi Grimyone, All the helpers in this forum are volunteers and have their own private time outside the forum. Also, there are also a lot of people who needs help but only with limited number of volunteer helpers around. Thus, it is possible to take a few days before your log got noticed. Please take a look at here. Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?I'm sure the helpers here will look at your log real soon.Cheers,Nikas

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Happy New Year, folks! Here's my first problem of the year (didn't take long, did it?) Got a new computer for Christmas and it's loaded with junk. I've successfully transferred all of my favorite programs from my old computer with the exception of one: Replay Music. This is a audio recorder which records sound streams. I've been using it for two years and have been extremely pleased with its performance. I did a search on it on this site, and it has been discussed extensively, but no problems like mine are mentioned, and the postings are a bit old.

So, here's the difficulty which I have been having: when I try to install the software, at the very end, it gives me an error message: "TRSDK Error: 34 (TRSDK_ERR_RebootBefore)". The program seemingly installs anyway, but when I try to run it, I get this message: "Replay Music driver not found. Please make sure you are installing with administrative rights, and your sound card driver is installed."

The computer involved is a brand new Hewlett Packard Pavillion a1224n. The sound card works, as other audio programs have no problems. The software works fine on my old computer. Like I said before, the new one has a lot of junk on it. One thing is called a "Microsoft Media Center." I'm wondering if a program already installed is preventing the installation of Replay Music. I've sent a message to the software company, but they haven't responded yet. So, I thou... Read more

A:Replay Music Problem

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I cannot get simple wavs, midi, or internet macromedia sounds from my computer.
I cannot even get microsoft sounds to play such as windows opening.
I can get cd's, dvd's, music files,avi, & selective mpeg files to play sounds.

All my volumes are working.

My midi playback default device (in control panel /sounds /Audio) is always blank, even when I change it, it comes back blank.
I have Soundmax, MUP 401, Micropsoft GS waveable synth

can anyone help..I think I have maybe deleted a windows file or codec, can I copy one from my laptop

Both windows XP

A:selective sound replay

Check in the Device Manager for a yellow question mark or exclamation point.

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I produced a Power Point (vers 2002 10.2623.2625) presentation on my network's primary work station (Windows XP). The 15 minute program has 28 slides and includes one slide with an embedded movie slide-show & audio made with MicroSoft Windows Movie Maker (vers 5.1). There is also background music behind the whole presentation with varying audio levels for voice overs in some slides. It runs perfectly on the p.c. I made a CD with the necessary files and a Power Point Viewer (Vers 11.0.4920)

A couple problems with the CD (when played on another p.c. and my own workstation where it was produced)

- The titles on about half the slides appear greyed out and don't appear bright white like the original it was copied from.

-The text animation has changed a lot in the CD version.

- On some p.c.s, the movie slide show skips photos, dropping almost half of them even though the sound runs fine and is in sync with the photos that do pop up.

If I may, a seperate question about the original design of the presentation. I edited the background music with Acoustica MP3 Audio Mixer using it to set levels for each slide that had its own narration. When I played the tracks together it was perfect. When I dropped the sound track behind the Power Point presentation, the music ran faster than the slides. Took a lot of tweaking to get it right (changing slide timing mostly). Is there a reason a wav file would run faster than the PP?

A:PowerPoint - Replay Issues on different machines

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Im going to be as specific as possible.

every time i start my Action Replay and whilst its loading i get a message saying exactly this (Invalid codelist file:6-éÂŕ!ěÇËá.

Does anyone know exactly why this is happening because it was working fine yesterday.

[The first person to tell me exactly how to fix this then ill send you $25.00 PayPal.]


A:Action Replay DSi codelist invalid

Closing duplicate, please reply here:


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Hi Team, I have recorded the ajax truclient FireFox  script in 12.5 Vugen, and trying to replay it using " Play From This Step" option.It was not working.But while we are tring to open the one step and trying to play only that particular step was working fine. Please let me know the reason for this, and also solution for this ASAP.  Thanks,Durga.

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I just bought this AR here and I have some concerns about it, can it corrupt my entire memory card, can it corrupt the current data I'm using, also does this have a gamesave thing on it where I can save all my game data onto a flash drive incase a file does get corrupted.

A:I got a quick question about action replay for PS2

Codes could corrupt your save file if not done properly. There is no flash drive per say. You will need a separate memory card.

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I started an istallation this morning of a program called Replay Media Catcher. Winpatrol popped up a warning that a program was installing itself in my startup registry and I rejected that change and tried to abort the installation. I then got the popup in attachment one, "file crashing Scotty.bmp". When I click "reject change" I get the popup in attachment two, "file crashing Scotty.bmp 2". When I select "Yes" on that popup I immediately get the popup in attachment three, "file crashing Scotty.bmp 3" and Winpatrol crashes. If I select "No" in that popup, it just keeps popping back up in an endless loop until I let it crash Winpatrol.

Replay Media Catcher was listed as being safe in my research, but it apparently is not. Help appreciated!

A:Replay Media Catcher issue

This seems like a question for WinPatrol or Replay Media Catcher support.

Just because Scotty is barking doesn't mean the item needs to be stopped.

It seems legit enough
SystemLookup - jaudcap.dll

WinPatrol Support

My suggestion, if you don't want a program running at startup, is to use that program's own settings.

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My parent's computer does not want to play a video file (720p.x264). properly. By that I mean, when I double click it, WMP or VLC, it starts playing but it lags every few seconds. I waould like to know if the hardware is the problem or the software. The graphics card is NVidia FX 5200, CPU is AMD 2100+ 2.1GHz, with 1GB RAM, running Windows 7 x86. Are there any codecs needed or a new graphics card?

FYI, the computer runs fast and smoothly at everything else it does, I've never got a problem when using it.

A:HDTV Video replay problems

update to the latest drivers foe the graphics card and also try a different refresh rate for the monitor
if the file you want to play is a mp4 and won't open and run smoothly then run the file through a program called handbrake
I have found that this will fix a faulty mp4 video file.

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I have three User accounts- Administrator, Standard and Guest(almost always off),

I use Adm account for downloading, up-dating and tweakings. I use Standard account for most surfing and PC common usage (e-mail, social networks, e-bay, etc).

Recently, I started to have selective (NOT ALL SITES) web vid replay failure ONLY with Standard User Account. My Administrator User Account has absolutely ZERO probs with all replays.

My initial attempts to solve the probs include several Sytem Restores, unstalling and re-installing recent updates, unstalling and re-installing recent softwares, using all IE browsers (32, 64 and no add-on) and multiple anti-malware scans....all to no avail.

Add-ons and Internet options are identically set up in both accounts. All media players are shared.

Otherwise, my PC works excellently.

A:Web vid replay probs with Standard User

What I would do is set up another standard account as a test.
The user account may be corrupted
You can also try an sfc scan, run 3 times if errors are found
System Files - SFC Command

Also try with a clean boot and see if a startup program is the cause of the problem

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I recently bought a Action replay ds. Installed the program which worked fine until I hooked up the action replay. It crashed saying The instruction at "0x7c168f1d' referenced memory at "0x0000001c". The memory could not be read. Sometimes it says Application error or protocol error as well. Does anyone have any thoughts or ideas that could help me.

A:Action Replay Code Manager

Two things I would try are:1. Re-install the program.2. Test your RAM with Memtest86.

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ASP using an access db. I have create a recordset that will return a single record and I'm trying to retrieve that record. When I try to get the record it won't retrieve that value. This is only happening when it is one record in the recordset. The recordset is not at BOF or EOF. Do anyone have any solutions or other alternatives. Need help ASAP, I have been working on this for several days. Below is the code:

Set rsHotFix2 = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
rsHotFix2.ActiveConnection = MM_AMT_DTS_STRING
rsHotFix2.Source = "SELECT Max([CID]) AS LastCID, SID FROM TCO_Contractors Group By LastCID, SID HAVING (TCO_Contractors.SID= "&rsHirerachy__MMColParam&")"
rsHotFix2.CursorType = 0
rsHotFix2.CursorLocation = 2
rsHotFix2.LockType = 1

if rsHotFix2.bof and rsHotFix2.eof then

response.write "Recordset Is Empty"
response.write "Recordset Is Not Empty"
response.write rsHotFix2.Fields(0) & "<BR>"
response.write rsHotFix2.Fields("LastCID") & "<BR>"
response.write rsHotFix2.Fields.Item("LastCID") & "<BR>"
response.write rsHotFix2("LastCID") & "<BR>"
end if
This is what's display on the page
Recordset Is Not Empty

Notice it does display the CID value.

A:ASP - Cannot Retrieve record from a 'single - record' recordset

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How can i capture the record number of a record into a text box on a form?

When i talk about record number i mean the number that appears on the navigation buttons toolbar when in form view.

Thanks 4 the help.

A:MS Access: Captureing the Record number of a record.

Hello agian, try thei in the form's on Current event procedure to see the result -

MsgBox Me.CurrentRecord

to put it in a text box use

me.fieldname = Me.CurrentRecord

where fieldname is the name of your text box

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Is there any way to automate the "Find Out More" option in the windows updates?  We currently have to do this for every computer we build, and I would like to take this step out (as a manual step) to try to make the process go quicker.  Is there
any way to automatically install this feature?  I have installed it in the image, but after the sysprep it turns it back off. 

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