I consider myself an advanced user, but this one I've never seen, nor can I find info out for...
I haven't been able to plug a video camera or external hard drive into my computer via FireWire. I then tried a different cable, nothing. I then tried a different device and cable, nothing. I then tried a different computer with two devices, nothing.
My USB2.0 works fine with each device and computer. I also took the new computer into CompUSA and they tried their firewire device and all worked. I bought a new firewire cable, but I have the same luck with each device.
How can 2 external hardrives, and one sony camera not work, after working for a year. What happened? What do I need to do?
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So here's the setup:
Windows Home Premium X64, 8GB Ram, I5-3570K CPU
Recently built. I understand there's been an issue with Windows 7 using different devices for audio outputs. I was told by MS IT to use Virtual Audio Cable (VAC) for 'combining' my programs/devices into the same output.
My computer is mostly built for Audio recording (Audacity, Adobe Audition), and virtual instrumentation (Reason 5, FL Studio, Abelton, etc...)
My issue is that while some of these programs work well with VAC, key important ones such as Reason 5 do not. With my particular soundcard and driver, there is a degree of latency between the time I press a note on the keyboard to when I can actually hear it.
FL Studio automatically bundles ASIO4ALL - an awesome '0 latency' driver pack that comes with a easy to use control menu. ASIO4ALL is automatically selected as the audio card driver.
However I am unable to use VAC whilst keeping the latency low at the same time.
I need some help if you please!
I have a Sonar X2 (Producer) studio. Something like your questions would be better answered on a board such as www.gearslutz.com where recording and DAW equipment is the topic of the forum.
I don't like ASIO4ALL, it can cause problems. I've had problems with trying to use it when I had a Focusrite Saffire Pro 40. I've seen other posts (on other forums) about ASIO4ALL problems.
I have a Roland Octa-Capture and an MAudio Fastrack Ultra 8R and I only use the drivers supplied by Roland and MAudio.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, I am new to the site and went to hardware to try to fix an issue, Wayne and Frank both were very nice, Wayne recommended that i go to malware virus first, i have three issue i hope to receive some free advice on. the hardware issue was a wireless button not working, i believe the driver is bad, qualcomm atheros 9485 802.11b?g/n. but following directions seemed very difficult, as i am having an issue with redirects, new tabs opening and pop ups, so many in fact i am having trouble following download directions, i believe i have had as many as 6 at once, mostly multiple, but at times only one. When downloading often a new window opens when thing are correct, but not a half dozen and some are clearly not related, but many are close to what i want. i had a malware q pro something, google told me how to remove it, it returned, the conduit, thing has affect me, toolbars are installed with out my ok, so i read carefully when going through the steps. now i do not know what is my problem with all the unwanted pop ups, redirects new tabs new links, my wife works daily on a computer, she is a CAD operator, while out of town she bought me a new laptop just like hers except software. my desktop was down i was trying to re install either vita or windows 7, i had the system disks and a mirror of computer i bought. got to final step and crashes. have any suggestion on the virus issue as this conputer works with an ethernet cable but not wireless, so i... Read more
something is wrong?
I am part of team of people who are experiencing a weird issue that we cannot seem to pin point the root cause of;
So far the only commonality between the computers seems to be Windows 7 and LabTech Software.
I, personally have seen the issue occur on 3 separate computers. It happens when you reboot the machine. However, we have a large network on machines on various clients and we are noticing the issue on a certain percentage of our clients, and then a certain percentage of their machines. It does not appear to be spreading, but it has affected a great number of computers.
One of the computers was unable to install windows updates, .NET seemed to have been turned off, unable to turn it on, event viewer was inaccessible, restoring windows worked the first few times and now the restore will not even work. (that computer is hosed after experiencing the crash 4 times)
Another computer, which I am currently on, is still repairing and rebooting into windows. I rebooted into a restore point from yesterday morning "after the crash." The user used the computer all day yesterday without issue. We decided that we would use it to perform some test on...
I booted it into safe mode and ran an MBAM scan.
I found 2527 threats and attempted to remove them (necessary reboot)
computer would not boot up, necessary restore.
tried to remove malware bytes which was still there, but could not, downloaded a removal tool recommended by MBAM, removed prog... Read more
I'm looking for some software recommendations on how to sync two, maybe three computers using an external HDD. I have the following scenario:
A cloud based solution seems like the right choice, but it's prohibitive since I will be transferring large amounts of data among these devices (whole virtual machines and disk images), so I need something that uses the external HDD for holding the data.
All machines run Windows 8.1 Pro, so it doesn't have to be a cross-platform compatible application. Also, it doesn't need to run automatically when I plug the external HDD (preferably not, in fact).
External HD - where does it fit in?
I assume it has to be plugged into a system and is not a NAS/SAN device?
I've used Cobian Backup in a similar manner at a client's office.
3 PC's running 7 - graphics PC, workstation PC, UPS/Quickbooks PC.
Cobian running on workstation PC, runs backup every Friday night. User plugs in 2.5" HDD when leaving Friday, unplugs it Monday morning.
Workstation PC pulls it's own files to HD, and pulls 2 folders from graphics PC via SMB as well as UPS/QB PC via SMB. Cobian handles everything.
Backup is set as an Incremental backup, puts 3 main folders on HD (graphics, workstation, QB/UPS), within those folders are the subfolder backup sets of the individual folders backed up from each PC.
Cobian is technically no longer developed (developer sold the source code some time ago) but the app is still excellent and available. It handles pretty much everything I've thrown at it. Some things require tweaking or OOTB thinking, but it's possible.
If you have a NAS/SAN, you can install Cobian on each client and have it backup the folders that way. NAS backup requires tweaking; you have to install Cobian's service (or alter afterwards) with a user account that has logon creds for any networked machines you want to back up. By default it installs with the SYSTEM account and therefore cannot do any networked back up (pulling files from, or backing up files to).
I was wondering whether there's a way to move my database (on Google Gears) from one user account to another (on the same computer), and whether there's also a way I can do that from one computer to another (from my desktop to netbook, for instance)?
I'm having internet connection issues (plenty in fact):
My modem (LAN and Wi-Fi) probably died of old age (or over-heating) or it got struck by lightening;
I've been getting thunderstorms in my area (meaning I'll have to unplug a lot and lose plenty of online work time);
My USB dongle won't work on my Guest account and I can't seem to give it any admin rights on Vista.
So it's just terrible that I'm stuck with one computer (a Windows Vista desktop--meaning it constantly needs to be plugged-in) during these times. I'd like to be able to move them on my Windows 7 netbook or to accounts where the USB dongle works.
There are multiple websites that I cannot connect to, facebook, rottentomatoes, youtube, to name a few. Others seem perfectly fine. A few seem okay, but seem to be running slowly.
This is the case for both my computer (on which I am running Windows 7), which is connected directly to the router, *and* mobile devices which are connected wirelessly.
On my computer I have tried using several different browsers to no avail, but when I used the TOR browser to proxy, I was able to access them.
I apologize if this has been asked, but I haven't been able to find anything this specific.
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I believe this is an issue with the "bricopacks vista inspirat 2 ultimate" pack, found here:
The packs make your XP computer look like vista. On all computers I have used it, it works fine and looks great.
Then I started noticing a weird and extremely frustrated problem...
Sometime the mouse and keyboard will simply stop functioning. The LED lights on the keyboard go off indicating power is no longer being supplied.
Is this pack corrupting drivers somehow? Anyone else experience this issue?
This has happened to me on two computers -
1 of them was working fine with a ps2 keybaord & ps2 mouse. When I took it home and connected a new keyboard/mouse, I couldn't log on (neither worked). I haven't tried it back on the ps2 ones yet.
The other was working fine and I left it on screensaver for a while, came back and all the sudden keyboard/mouse not working. Lights on the keyboard not on.
note - I CAN get into BIOS all the time, so this is a Windows issue.
NOTE - both systems were on Windows XP Sp3 before installing the packs
Hello, two days ago suddenly my Internet wireless connection stopped working. No Internet at all. After some research, it turned out that it was (and still is) working on one device (the iMac I am typing this message on), but has completely shut down for the other devices, for example iPads, a laptop, etc.
So far, I have unplugged the power of the wireless router, turned it back on after giving it a rest, pressed the WBS button, but there has been no progress. The connectivity is obviously up and running based on the one device. What actions should I take? Thank you in advance.
Make model of the router. If you plug laptop in via a cable can you connect, can devices see the router and what happens when you try and connect ie error message note if you have done a factory reset the password for wireless will go back to default or wireless could be disabled. Can you login to the router and confirm the wireless is active2 more replies
I could use some help. I'm not the best at this type of thing but I was having some major problems with my laptop and even though I ran both Spybot S&D and Malwarebytes they came back clean. But my wireless wouldn't stay connected and I was highly suspicious. I wondered what processes were running and when I started the Task Manager it showed multiple files ending in .exe*32.
I know this isn't correct and I Googled and found this forum. I have downloaded the Farbar and the other two and it's helped a lot but since I don't know what I'm looking at or for and there are still multiple files ending like that I'm not sure what to do next.
Also, I checked my desktop and discovered the same thing. It runs slow but I haven't done anything to it. I use LogMeIn and I'm concerned that I might have infected the other computes I was connected to. Can anyone help me, please? Thank you in advance.
Processes that end with *32 are 32-bit applications running under WOW on a 64-bit OS. WOW64 allows 32-bit Windows-based applications to run on 64-bit Windows...see Running 32-bit ApplicationsMicrosoft created the folder named SysWOW64 for storing 32-bit .dll files. WOW64 equates to "Windows 32-bit on Windows 64-bit". This folder contains all the 32-bit .dll files required for compatibility which run on top of the 64-bit version of Windows. WOW64 is the x86 emulator that allows 32-bit Windows-based applications to run on 64-bit Windows but x86 applications are re-directed to the x86 \syswow64 when seeking the x64 \system32. The C:\Windows\System32 folder still exists in the 64-bit version of Windows but it is used as a repository for 64-bit .dll files.Some examples...a2guard.exe *32firefox.exe *32EditPadLite.exe *32HPOSD.exe *32plugin-container.exe *32mbam.exe *32mbae.exe *32WinPatrol.exe *32For a more detailed explanation, please refer to:32-bit and 64-bit Windows: FAQsWhat is WoW, Windows on Windows, WoW64, WoWx86 emulator … in 64-bit computing platformHow does WoW64 work?Making the Move to x64: File System RedirectionWOW64 Implementation DetailsCERT: The WOW-Effect - The WOW-Effect white paper by Christian Wojner4 more replies
Our ISP recently updated their hard ware to work with the Sprint network. Note: our ISP is not Sprint, but the local phone company.
Internet: DSL 10.0 (highest speed available)
Modem: Comtrend (ISP provides)
Router: Belkin N
Computer: 10 yr old Dell running XP - service pac3 - wired connection
Kindle Fire (first edition, no HD, etc) - wireless connection
Xbox 360 - wireless connection
Xbox - went from constantly bumped from Xbox Live game by losing internet connection to not being able to enter a game at all
Kindle - went from occasional "network error' message during online tasks to having to restart download (multiple times) or refresh page for most any or all online tasks
Computer - have to click refresh to get most any page to load after the home page
What we've tried so far:
I have recently cleared the cache on both the computer and Kindle. XBox's new security measures have been met.
Do any or all of these issues seem to be related?
Is there a piece of equipment or something we may be missing to make all of these things work? I am a networking novice.
Who should I call to get these issues corrected, my ISP or a tech service? Note: if I start with the ISP and they do not find an issue I have to pay for the call.
First. You should try to NOT use a wireless connection for any type of gaming: PC, Mac, Console, etc. If you can hard wire the xbox you'll be waaay better off than using wireless.
Now... Yes, the issues could be related - there maybe an issue with the Belkin N router. I'd try to first reset the Belkin router to default settings, check on manufacturer website for instructions how, most routers you can press a "reset" button w/ a paperclip or ball point pen. Reconfigure the Belkin router, recreate the wireless network and see how everything works. If you are still having issues, humor me and connect the Dell directly to the DSL modem, bypassing Belkin router. See if you still have connection issues, if you do then it could be the DSL modem that is the problem and call your ISP to replace. If you don't have same issues then it's most likely an issue with the Belkin router. Replace it. Don't buy the dirt cheapest router at the store, but you most likely don't need the most expensive one either. Find a good middle ground router, ask sales associate to assist you accordingly.
Post back, Hope this helps!!
Motherboard: ECS nForce 570 SLIT-A v5.1 Motherboard, NVIDIA, Socket 775, Serial ATA
CPU: Intel Pentium D 830 3.0GHz / 2MB Cache / 800 FSB / Socket 775
Hard Disks Used:
Original and Current:
Western Digital / Caviar SE 16 / 250GB / 7200 / 16MB / SATA-300
HITACHI 1TB SERIAL ATA HD 7200/16MB/SATA-3G
Seagate ST31000528AS Barracuda 7200.12 Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200 rpm, 32MB, SATA-3G
Graphics/Video Card: XFX GeForce 8600 GT
RAM: Ultra 1024MB PC4200 DDR2 533MHz Memory x3
Power Supply: Cooler Master / 430-Watt / ATX / SATA Ready
OS: Windows XP, SP2
A while back, this machine was up and running with no problems until a nasty hijack put it out of commission. It sat untouched for 4 or 5 months until I finally got a new hard drive to reinstall windows on. I decided just to put the new hard drive (Hitachi 1TB) in there and use the old one (Western Digital 250GB) as extra storage on my other (problem-free) machine.
I installed Windows as usual, got it up and running, applied some updates (but not SP3), began installing my programs and CRASH. The restart would take forever and it would either a) hang on the Windows XP loading screen (with the running blue bar underneath the logo) or b) give me a ?Disk read error? before it ever got to a windows screen. I reformatted, reinstalled Windows, and the exact same thing happened again.
Thinking it must be a bad drive, I got an RMA for the drive, returned it, and tried a di... Read more
you may have to wipe the hard drive with a 3rd party program like (KIllDisk
the reason for this is hijacker programs can be hard writen to the drive so when you do a simple formate it bleed thru and you jacked again
this is the same as for some virus's
follow the link
all the instruction on use and making the bootable cd are in the program of at the site
this will zero out the drives and make them like new
I have attached a second monitor to my laptop which runs Windows 7, however, I need to set different resolutions for different monitors, because the display does not fit to fill the screen on both monitors.
It is also noted that the display is replicated, and I would like to have the effect of having different desktops e.g. being able to use different applications such as debugging code on one monitor on an IDE such as Visual Studio, and, viewing the browser on the other monitor.
Currently it does not seem possible since the behavior seems to be that the same resolution is replicated on both monitors.
Are more than two monitors supported?
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Not sure whats happening here but getting multiple displays for the same devices !!!!
Any fix, or is system Broken.
Looks like Ghosts of DLNA devices. Start by taking offline any DLNA capable gear, reboot the Gateway and also clear its IP Table.
Also clear out those ghosts from Devices and Printers.
For some reason this started in Windows 7, when Microsoft started to play games with DLNA and media Shares.
I want to use the audio simultaneously from my ati 4550 HDMI, Sony blue-tooth speaker via usb BT dongle, 3.5mm jacks on my mobo, and also from a spdif and digital coax linked to the mobo via on board header to expansion bracket with ports.
I know this all may sound like overkill, however I don't have the funds for high end switches / replicators, etc. So manually changing them has been a hassle.
I have done some reading and I know se7en doesn't let you. I did this with xp x64.
Anyone know of a "work-around" or hack to enable all devices at once?
4gb Kingston 667mhz
Ultra MD3 Dashboard
Gyration RF MCE Universal Remote
From what I see, you can only have one "Default" Playback device so I doubt that what you want to do can be accomplished.2 more replies
I use w10 on 3 devices, a mid range gaming PC, linx7 tablet, and lumia640. On the whole the experience is pretty good, syncing works well, reminders, alarms, contacts etc. This was one of the reasons I opted for android early, using chrome on a PC gave a similar, yet skimmed down, one OS feel.
I've not had one BSOD since updating the 'rig', my mobile works great, and the tablet is amazing for ?49! I was talking to my father in law who uses all 3 main OSs every day, and we both agree that windows just feels more 'grown up' than iOS or android. He wants a win10 phone next to replace his android (he'll have to keep the company iPhone4).
So like I said, does anyone else have a similar experience?
yeah i have no probs with my Lumia 920, HP work laptop and 2 of table computers at home.
just pisses me off to have the same background on each computer and i seem not to be able to find a setting to keep that sync out
We receive Email on Desk Top, Ipad and Laptop that is repeated each time we open a computer and look at the mail . Also have two programmes on the Desk Top that again repeate the mail : Windows Live Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird. This causes untold mail and most annoying. How can I just see the mail once on either of the computers. We run Windows 7 on the Lap Top and Desk Top, the Ipad is the current model.
Hope you can assist me please, my husband and self are not very computer literate.
The closest thing would be to set them all up as IMAP instead of POP accounts. That way you get all the same email, the same deletions and moves, and the same emails marked as read across all devices. It doesn't quite prevent you from seeing the email more than once unless you move that email to another folder or delete it in which case the same thing will happen on the rest of the devices.
You would have to check with your email service to see if they support IMAP and to get the correct settings. Or post your email provider here.
Also, I changed the title of your thread from your name to something more meaningful.
I use laptop, with system speaker volume too low, almost inaudible.
It has inbuilt sigmatel HD audio, with 3.5 mm jack ( I do connect my headphone with it).
I also posses a bluetooth headset (DELL).
Is there any way I can get output to both the headsets?
I need this to watch movie, so that me and my room partner can easily listen via saperate sets fo headphone without difficulty.
as far as i know you cannot output to two audio devices at the same time from one program unless the program alows this (eg. PCDJ)
To solve the problem you could get a 3.5mm spliter and another set of 3.5mm headphones but this would probably require a trip to an electronics shop unless you have one already.
also post what OS you are running in case someone else knows of another way.
hi, i'm relatively new here, so i'm not really sure how to do this but alot of my games are having problems i.e. ? has cause in invalid page fault in unknown. I am led to believe it is a soundcard problem, i use an onboard sound card with the VIA VT1612A 2-channel audio Codec and i look in multimedia properties under audio devices, i had two different ones, Audio for via Ac'97 Enhanced Audio Controller(WDM), and Audio for Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM), i was told by a friend to uninstall the drivers and then reinstall to fix this, i did, now on top of those two devices i have a second Audio for Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM). I also have three MIDI for WDM-based Device. ANd Mixer for VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller (WDM), along with two Mixer for Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM),this may be normal, but like i said i'm relatively new at this and it doesn't really look normal, so can someone please help me? Thank You
Look at the back of your computer. Do you have onboard sound AND a seperate PCI sound card? If so then you need to disable the onboard sound in the BIOS setup and use only the PCI sound card.
Now go to Add/Remove Programs and uninstall ALL VIA AC97, AC97, Vinyl audio drivers and anything else that looks like it goes to sound drivers.
Then go to Device Manager and uninstall/remove all remaining VIA/Vinyl/AC97 devices listed under the Multimedia heading. Reboot only after all are removed.
Then download the latest VIA Vinyl drivers. When you first run the new driver setup program it will look to see if there are still drivers installed, if it finds any then it give you the option to uninstall them. Do that and reboot.
Then run the VIA installation again and install the drivers, and reboot.
At any point Windows may redetect the sound card and want to reinstall the drivers - let it. Do NOT click Cancel on the Found New Hardware Wizard. If all goes well prior to install the latest driver the sound card should be detected as a PCI Multimedia Device and that means all the drivers will have been removed.
Here's the latest drivers: http://www.viaarena.com/Driver/Vinyl_AudioCode_v600a_M.zip
They are in a ZIP file, once extracted you need to run the SETUP.EXE file to install the drivers.
I have an ethernet connection running from a router to another room and I wonder if I could use that single connection for multiple devices (computer, game systems, etc). Will a hub work for a connection coming from a router?
Is it possible to have them all up and running simultaneously or does it have to be one device at a time?
If it's a standard SOHO router, and not a switch or a modem, you can have up to 253 devices attached. (There are 256 addresses available, but you can't use the first or last address, and one is reserved for the gateway--the router itself.) Note that the 253 addresses includes wireless devices.
My system has a sound card and two USB audio devices. I can click the speaker -> options -> propertied -> mixer device and select 1 device and reboot and play via that device. However I would like to have all audio devices work at the same time. Is there a way to do this? If not, is there a way to switch without rebooting? (Windows 2000).
..................err? why do you need/want multiple audio devices from the one PC??????
Ok, this isn't really pc related, but I'm sure it's an issue many of you face every day. I have a PDA/GPS, cell, bluetooth headset and blackberry. I use each every day, which means every night I have to plug all four devices in to charge. Does anyone know of some kind of charging station that would house all four power adapters neatly and allow me to charge all four devices from one outlet? Is there some kind of travel charger that would let me plug all four devices in to charge at once? Such a hassle taking all four adapters every time I travel.
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i have speakers connected to the hdmi and have a fm transmitter connected to the headphones jack. how do i get the soud to come out of both? Picture:
You can't have sound from both at same time - it's either one or other because the headphone jack is designed to mute the speakers when headphones are plugged into it.
Hi, I recently purchased a HP Pavilion dv6974 Laptop, it came installed with Vista 64-bit. It works fine and all, just one thing I want to figure out.
The laptop has built-in speakers, a built-in mic, 2 headphone jacks and 1 microphone jack. I plugged my headset into one of the headphone jacks, my headset microphone into the microphone jack, and my external speakers into the second headphone jack.
What I wish to do is to set it up in a way that I can play music through my speakers, and Ventrilo through my headset.
The way I did this before on my desktop was that there was this option in the Realtek Audio Manager called "enable playback multi-stream" that separated the two audio jacks on the computer (one in the back, and one in the front). Then I was able to choose a different audio driver for Ventrilo, and use the default one for music. This was on XP, and I only had one sound card btw.
And now for Vista, I've tried looking through the Audio Device Manager and the Realtek Audio Manager but couldn't find anything that would help much, except in the Realtek Audio Manager there's this "tie up all input jacks something something, etc" that sounded like it was what I was looking for, but all it did was mess up my microphone.
To add more to this confusion, there is actually another audio device in the Audio Device Manager, but it's the Digital Audio Receiver, and I don't really know what that does.
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Hi, ForeverRen, and welcome to the forums.
I think HP would be your best bet in this instance....as they would be able to tell you for sure if that can be done with their hardware or not.
Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit. Home network. Already have 3 printer devices. One printer is All-in-One (HP). Want to keep that device installed and be able to use all functions. Want to add a desk top scanner for speed and versatility. The All-in-One is network cabled and also USB to my desktop computer. The desktop scanner is not network; would be USB to my desktop computer. I seem to recall reading somewhere (not sure of this - maybe HP literature to discourage buying other scanners) that you can't have more than one scanner. Doesn't seem logical. Is more than one scanner (using only one at any one time) OK?
As far as I know you have as many usb devices hooked up to one computer. There is a theoretical limit of 124, but it really is determined on how many usb ports you have as to how many usb devices you can hook up. Each device has it's own driver/software package, so I don't see any real reason you couldn't. I know for a fact you can have a printer (all in one) and scanner hooked up at the same time. My dad did using XP, Lexmark all in one printer and an HP scanner.4 more replies
I would like to connect a variety of wireless devices in my house to my work VPN while allowing other devices in the house access to my home network as normal.
I was hoping to find a wireless ADSL router that allows me to associate a LAN port to a VPN connection, then connect a wireless access point to that port. I could then run two wireless networks in my house, one that would connect to my work VPN and the other that would not.
Is there such a router?
If not, is there some other way of doing what I need?
Sorry for the bump, but would this do the trick?
A while back I purchased Win7 professinal, was a special offer to students and was a download purchase (no CDROM)
Im upgrading to a new computer and was wondering if I can use this OS on the new system without any activation problems?
I have no access to my student email address (where I purchased the OS) anymore. I have the product key though.
So wanting to know if I can use the OS and is it as simple as downloading Win7 Professional and activating it with the product key?
As long as it is One Key on One Computer, & not used on the old computer any more.1 more replies
So my household needs to upgrade internet. Our internet speeds are slow (3mbps) and my mom works at home with various computer programs as she processes documents and claims.She cannot deal with the lag in her internet speed caused by my brother playing his new xbox one (which I've heard takes up the internet like no other) and me browsing the net all at once.
I'm asking because I don't know about internet speeds, our current plan in our area is the best one (I know 3mbps is not alot) but apparently that is the highest service AT&T U-verse provides.
So I'm wondering if anyone knows what would be a good speed for internet considering all of this, it know this isn't exactly a computer problem but I wouldn't know where else to ask.
Thank you for your help!
So I'm wondering if anyone knows what would be a good speed for internet considering all of this, it know this isn't exactly a computer problem but I wouldn't know where else to ask.Click to expand...
No problem, this is the right section to ask in.
Now I'm a bit confused as to whether your potential Internet speed would be 3Mbps or 5Mbps (conflicting information in title and post). Either way, you're right that that isn't very much bandwidth. Your mom should be able to do her computer work assuming the file transfers she performs involve smaller Word, PDF, and text documents. The primary factors here will be what you do while web browsing, and the Xbox One connection.
You likely won't be able to play Xbox and stream video well simultaneously - that isn't even taking into account possible file transfers of your mom's.
I'm not sure where you live, but most developed areas in the United States have Internet speeds much higher than this. I recommend doing some research online to find out if this truly is your only option. With modern Internet content, I would say ~10Mbps is a good minimum recommendation for a pleasant browsing experience.
If you cannot find/get an Internet connection with increased bandwidth, then you all may need to dedicate times for certain activities on the Internet.
I realize this is a forum for Windows 7, but I don't know where else to ask this question lol.
Earlier I made a thread about my mom's computer being unable to reinstall Windows 7 after a factory reset. I think I've found a possible fix for this, but I'm not entirely sure.
I'm currently in the process of installing Windows 10 on my own computer via the Windows Creation Tool, and I noticed that it gave me the option to not only install W10 on my own computer, but another's through a Flash Drive as well.
So my question: after I've installed Windows 10 on my own computer, would it be possible to also put a copy onto my flash drive to install Windows 10 on my mom's computer as well? And if so, can I bypass the product key requirement to get to the desktop? I've got some code that I used to grab my own product key in order to install Windows 10 for myself, which I can also use to retrieve my mom's product key if I can get to her desktop to open Notepad.
I've never booted a computer via flash drive, so I don't know whether or not I can do this. I don't have her product key, and I can only get it if I can access her desktop (unless there's another way, because the product key on the back of her laptop is too faded to read).
Thanks in advance!
Once you've made an install flash drive (or DVD or iso) from the Microsoft site, you can use it to upgrade any number of qualifying computers (genuine activated Windows 7 SP1) to Windows 10 without needing a serial. It must be the correct edition ie Windows 7 Home Premium needs a Windows 10 Home flash drive. A sneaky upgrade attempt from Home to Pro will appear to work, but won't activate (you will prob be nagged to buy the correct serial sometime in the future).
re : booting from flash - I found that the upgrade didn't work in that scenario. I had to run setup.exe from within Windows 7. If a clean install is your goal, once Windows 10 is installed, you can boot from the install media (flash, DVD etc) and install again, deleting all partitions. You don't need a serial for this, because MS 'remembers' the hardware and activates it accordingly. If you do this, all data and apps are deleted.
Edit - if your mom's computer isn't actually running, you won't be able to upgrade it to W10 for free.
Slowly lost app's now have no control. Or admin privilege. The screen looks fake. There's drives listed I can't access. And every download was hijacked. Now theres no real Network or bios driver installed. after multiple attempts and no system functions available I want to use another computer and try to download virus software there. Noticed something strange happen and both laptops havea Dll bug long story short my Android, laptops, printer and router have all been hijacked and I do not know what to do at this point
I haven't seen or been able to find anything on something so expensive enedina have any other laptops that are accessible at this time so even doing it from my phone is challenging
Does anyone know if Windows 8 will intergrate multiple output devices to play at the same time? Windows 7 doesn't do it... which is stupid. Pirates will always find a way to bypass this, but I'm stuck without this important feature!!! This is absolutely CRUCIAL for HTPC (home theatre PC) people and/or DJ's or Music producers / Artists. I also use audio levelers like SRS audio essentials which is considered another audio playback device. This is truly ridiculous that I paid all of this money for Windows 7 and I can't play to 2 sets of speakers at the same time. And if I want to switch to headphones for a second for any particular reason, i have to go through a process... and make it the default device and when I want to go back to watching tv I have to go through the process again...... SO ANNOYING..... it's my computer, I should be able to play to ALLLLLLLL of my devices. That's why I buy all these devices so I can use them all simultaneously. This is so basic. Can you please update Windows 7 with multiple playback on all devices. I don't copyright infringe or rip dvd's to external sources, but even if I was a shady individual, which I'm NOT, I don't need multiple playback device to do this. You're only hurting ME, the consumer that pays for things I use. It's MADDENING. PLEASE UPDATE YOUR PLAYBACK DEVICES TO INCLUDE SIMULTANEOUS OUTPUT PLAYBACK TO ALL DEVICES.... OR AT LEAST SEVERAL... I mean really... for this stage of technology, this is totally ridiculous.
better to ask this question here
Windows 8 Forums
The people frequenting there have more direct experience with windows 8 than the average user here.
I have a dell dimension 2400 that I think is going kaput. I've had to format one drive twice and an alternate drive once (merely to test that the first hard drive wasn't the issue.) My primary problem and reason for my first reinstall was an OS hanging issue probably due to some hardware conflict somewhere - various solutions such as safe mode, repairing install and fixboot would not work (scared to use fixmbr without first checking all my options.)
Three soft formats later and both of my hard drive installs are ticking my ethernet adapter, among other devices, with a question mark. As an example, I've used the OEM disks provided for the 3com 4011 integrated ethernet controller, selected the appropriate driver and ended up with a code 10 on it. I boot to safe made and check all the hidden devices for obvious conflicts but no such luck, there are no other NICs installed on my PC and the rest cannot be removed ("you need this device to boot" message on uninstall attempt")
Does anyone know where I can find out which resources my device wants to use?
quick edit: it is XP
could it be a ghost device driver sucking up resources from a previous install?
question the third: HAAALP! according to the utility partition manager my system is in full working order (ha.)
many thanks for your gratuitous help.
I'm adding an everest report of the hardware for your viewing pleasure.
it can be viewed here:
New box is together. Windows 8.1 64-bit.
When I look at my drives in file explorer, a couple drives have multiple drive letters...
For example, my data backup drive, which is only one partition, shows up as drive "Int data backup (T(T(T" - unfortunately, it keeps changing the colon and closing parentheses to that goofy smiley face.
Same for a couple others... I've never seen this before in Windows 7, so what is this? Do I need to do something about it?
Also, in "Devices and Printers" from the control panel, I have FOUR occurrences of "DIRECTV2PC Media Server" and FOUR occurrences of "DIRECTV Mediashare Renderer"
Do they have anything to do with the multiple drive letters? What the heck are they for? And can I delete them?
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I'm not entirely sure if this is a Windows Sound issue or a hardware issue, so I'm asking this question both here and in a Windows Community Forum. Is it possible to output audio to multiple devices (i. e., can one assign more than one "Default Device")? For example, can I output to the USB-S/P-Dif device connected to my stereo and the bluetooth device driving my outdoor speakers simultaneously? I have an Envy dv7-7255dx, with the IDT Hi-Def audio codec, running 64-bit Windows 10 Home. Thanks!More replies
Under XP, when I played an MP3 it would come out of my headphones and my SPDIF port to my AMP at the same time. Under vista I seem to have to choose and keep changing them manually (setting one as default) . Also, when I change them, it doesn't seem to take effect till I restart that application, mp3 player, movie player or whatever.
I seem to have similar issues with mic vs line-in. and switching between them doesn't always seem to work if in use and Mute options also seem to not kick in.
I read some scare stories about DRM but I'm not sure that this is relevent or not .
In XP, this just worked. sound would go into the IN's and come out of the OUTs and could be muted where needed. Does this work differently now?
I seem to have a bug in the USB drivers or such that I need help with analyzing. I have tried deleting the USB drivers and letting the system update the driver. I am rather a newbie at system diagnostics but somewhat proficient at computers so hopefully with your help I can iron this problem out. Thanks very much ahead of time
HP dm4 laptop
Toshiba 500GB HD
You have both Norton Internet Security and AVG installed. Please remove one or the other and see if your system is then stable.
Norton Removal ToolHaving two security programs that accomplish the same tasks can cause conflicts/freezes/hangs/crashes/etc. due to them using the same system resources simultaneously. If you had tried to remove one prior to installing the other, it may be that remnants remain and you should contact support for that product to get it properly removed now.
I've googled this endlessly with no result and I'm guessing it isn't possible but I may as well ask.
My laptop has one audio/mic port. I'm cheap and had a splitter laying around, my headphones, and a set of ear buds with a mic on it I combined to use as a headset.
This works fine, however, since the sound output is being split to both my ear buds and headphones, it doesn't sound as good and some things are faint, which isn't good for gaming.
Is there a way to manage my audio devices so that my ear buds is mic only and no sound, and my headphones get all the sound? I've found no options in Windows, just playback (speakers) and recording (mic). I assume because it's only one jack it isn't, but it can't hurt to ask.
I've read through a could of threads but have yet to find any answers for my problem. Basically my internet runs fine when a device is directly connected to my modem. However, when running through a router I get 2-10 second disconnects at random intervals on all devices hooked up to the router, be it wired or wireless. I've already tired three different router, all different brands, among other various things like updating/switch firmware and changing the router over to a new wall socket with no luck. I had my service provider come out and switch the modem, but that didn't help any. Any help would be appreciated.
what cable is between the router and modem - has this been changed ?
you mention "wall socket"
As you have made a lot of changes to the modem and to the router(s) - i can only think of cable
Before making each connection , do a powercycle - see how below
connect with a small cable between the modem and PC - and that works fine
then with a 2nd cable - do the same
now you have two cables that you know work on the modem
Also while in that configuration post an ipconfig /all - see how below
then using the same cables - connect from the modem to the router
and using the known cable connect the PC to the router
Now test again and see if this time it works
We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.
If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: we dont need to see that information - JUST the information above those entries
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I'm trying to use my speakers for everything except one program. I want to use my headphones for a chat program called Ventrillo. any ideas or suggestions?
I've tried just about everything I could think of and still nothing. Tried changing audio output settings on everything and still cant figure it out. Anyone know if its even possible?
Right now I have my computer hooked up to two sets of I/O devices (mouse, keyboard, monitor) and I was wondering if you can separate them so that for example I can surf the web on one set and have a friend play a game on the other. Currently they show and control the same things.
Both monitors are on the same graphics card, one mouse/keyboard is USB the other PS/2
Thanks for any help.
Nope, there is only one console manager. Since you already have the monitor and keyboard, why not find a cheap machine and just have two?1 more replies
So on my home network, we have your normal cable modem, router, and gigabit switch setup. The router is a high speed linksys model (gigabit), and the gigabit switch is an 8 port. The ethernet goes all through the house, but I've recently built a media room. In this room I have a Zensonic High-def network dvd player for streaming media, a gaming/media pc, an xbox 360, ps3, modded xbox 1 for more media streaming and a wii. The wii isn't really relevant to the problem because it is wifi, but I'm proud of my media room.
The problem was that I needed to network all of these, and when the house was built, we only ran one ethernet port into the room. No big deal I thought, because as long as I'm just streaming media, a 10/100 switch would be sufficient. So I pulled out an old hub (not a switch). All of these devices were hooked up and it worked great. Then one day, it all just stopped. The hub was old, so I ran out and got a netgear fs605 switch on sale for 5 bucks at office depot. This still hasn't fixed the problem, but has helped me diagnose it. When I plug in the uplink, I get a blinking response. When I plug in the next device, it works and is recognized. However, every device after that causes the switch to stop working and just start blinking. No activity, it looks like an error code of some kind. Have I put too much on this little switch? It was working just fine for months on just a hub. Any thoughts?
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I have an Xbox One, Windows Phone, and Windows 10 laptop. I have Hey Cortana enabled on all of them. I use it all the time on Xbox to control my tv volume and channel. I use it while I'm driving on my phone. I don't use it that often on my laptop, but sometimes I will use it to change songs or something while I am working. The point is, I have fairly justifiable reasons to have it enabled on 3 devices.
So lets say I'm watching football. I have my fantasy stuff up on my laptop, and my phone is near bye because its always there. I decide I want to mute the TV, so I say "Hey Cortana, Mute". The result? My Tv mutes, my phone and my laptop both tell me that they cant perform that function. I do that same with volume up? Same result.
Later, I say "Hey Cortana, call Wife". The result? My Xbox and TV either try to open Skype or give me an error while my phone calls my wife.
So year, having the same "Hey Cortana" voice commands for 3 devices was a poor idea. "Xbox, Mute" worked fine. I mean, I do feel like Cortana does a better job of understanding what I am telling it to do, but couldn't it have stayed as Xbox commands rather than Hey Cortana? I could just turn it off on my laptop and be happy with it, but I actually use it for my phone and my xbox.
Imagine when people actually start buying Surface Phones (if that ever happens). What were they thinking?
Lucky sod, we have three Xbox Ones, two PC's two Surfaces and three Cortana enabled Windows phones in our flat, we have discovered the meaning behind the phrase "She who's name must not be spoken"3 more replies
I am using my phones 3G to type this and it's a real nuisance since I cannot research information for essays and other important aspects that I need when studying for my A levels.
Anyway, it started last night around 11pm, everything died and I thought it was because of the bad weather.
I woke up to sunshine however the internet was still not working.
The router is a SuperHub 2 and it had no problems up till now, the lights for 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz are flashing and so are the other lights on the router - this the router is working.
The problem is the connectivity, I use my laptop, iPhone and computer all together when studying and playing games. All of which has the same problem. All have the 5 bars connectivity however they all say "no internet access" and no response from the DNS servers.
What is the problem then?
What I've done:
- I have release and renewed the IPs
- reset router numerous times
- turned on: off router numerous times
- fiddled with wires to make sure they're plugged in.
- turned on and off computers and laptops.
- set IvP4 to automatic.
- waited hours.
- went onto the Virgin Media router page via 192.168.0.X. Then I started the router up in factory status, starting I up a few times.
How do I fix this nuisance? I need the internet now, for work purposes.
Please help, since it's affecting me and my family members and all of our devices.
Does the Virgin Media router page give you a status of the WAN?
We had a bad storm last week and it took a few days after power was restored for Comcast to repair their lines.
I was able to get to my router, but the WAN address was 0.0.0.0 - can't get there from here!
If you have a WAN address, turn everything off (no power) then
power up your cable modem, wait a few minutes for it to cycle through what it cycles through
power up your router (if seperate) wait for it to cycle through what it cycles through
finally power up your machine and check the network status on the Virgin Media router
If you don't have a WAN address, report the outage to your provider. They probably already know about your area, but a call never hurts.
Why do I have so many "base system devices" can I safely delete them ?
first, we need to know your system specs, follow this tutorial
Second, why are you posting a Win 8 issue in sevenforums when there is eightforums?
I have a question regarding the legal issues of Windows 7.
If I have a fully legal and genuine version on my laptop, would it be legal for me to install it on another home computer, keeping the gennuinity of the software?
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I have 2 XP computers that are virtually unusable because of various viruses. When I try to kill processes so I can run either Microsoft Security Essentials or Spybot, they simply regenerate themselves and my task manager says that the CPU is 100% utilized, which doesn't let me run anything else. The processes that I see are wics32.exe, .exe and vyre32.exe (although I'm sure there are other processes that I'm not aware of). When I look at what applications are running under task manager I see multiple iterations of - , (comma), 8 and Error, task manager and nothing else. Occaisionally, Security Essentials will pop up a message that the computer is unclean, I push the clean button and Security Essentials thinks all is well with the computer -- not true.
A tech friend suggested that I try combofix.exe as a last ditch effort before scrubbing everything and re-installing the operating system. I'm willing to give anything a try because these infections are systemic -- they exist even when I create new accounts. I would download the software, but your site suggests getting help from the experts before doing anything, so here I am.
I got an IBM tech support friend help with one computer -- he's not a security expert and ran out of time trying to find the source of vyre32.exe on a laptop that is experiencing the problems. I can run regedit and check some minimal things, but my tech background is unix-based (aix) and things in XP are managed differently.
Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Orange Blossom1 more replies
I need help. That's why I'm here, right?
Here's the deal. We have DSL, using the phone company's modem, which is connected via ethernet cable to my AirPort Extreme base station. I use my Mac PowerBook G4 wirelessly and have great signal all over the whole house. The AirPort is in my husband's office at one end of the house.
Hubby works from home sometimes using his company's laptop (a pc) wirelessly, he gets great signal all over the house.
Hubby also has a pc laptop which he can use wirelessly more or less all over the house. He was getting a really bad signal anywhere other than the office where the AirPort is, so we got a Hawking antenna and that seems to have helped.
Here's where I need help. I am starting a work at home job where I will need to be hard wired. My office is upstairs, pretty close to just above his office. Would like to somehow maintain what we have as far as the wireless but also be able to hardwire his pc laptop from upstairs. If we have a second dsl jack put in by the phone company they will charge us for two dsl connections and we'd like to avoid this if possible.
Is there any way at all to accomplish this? Something we can do ourselves? We're both pretty tech savvy...
I thank y'all in advance
Pull an ethernet drop between the floors. Have the one end plugged into the AirPort and the other end terminated to a wall plate where your Hubby can just plug an ethernet patch cord into the jack from his laptop. Depending on wall access and such, this can be a relatively easy task to a pain in the rear.
I just created a hotmail account for my uncle because he's going to try to wean himself off of AOL. He wanted to open it through Outlook Express which I set up on his home PC, no problem (he's using OE 6). He also wants to set it up on his work laptop. The two computers are not connected in any way. If I set it up on both, will his hotmail or Outlook Express get confused? I just want to check before I do it in case it's going to cause him problems.
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Hi, I've got a big problem, it started on one computer and has now gone to all others (12) so everytime i clean up one of them it gets infected right away. I use Avast on all of them and it identifies the virus but still isn't able to get rid of it. I have deactivated Windows Restore but the problem persist. Each computer does something different. One of them just won't start. The others keep sending a message that the comp is infected with Brontok-AA and every time it gets rid of the virus it duplicates, mainly on shared folders.
Many thanks for your help.
Is this a work environment or a home environment? Make sure that avast is completely up to date on each computer.Download Spybot Search & Destroy make sure that it is installed and updated on every computer.disable the network connection on each computer, every computer must not have any network access. for the duration of this fix.restart each computer in safe mode, run a full system scan with Spybot, clean everything that it finds, if it wants to finish cleaning by restarting, do not restart yet. log out of each account and log onto another account, and cleanup each account on each machine separately.once that is done, rescan with Avast, this must be done in safe mode also.restart the machine, in safe mode to let spybot finish its cleaning. once spybot is done, restart the machine again, and do not activate the network connection until all machines have been cleaned.3 more replies
I am running the small business and I have 10 computers and only one printer. We don't print very much. I'm not very good with computers, but how I can solve my problem? Has anyone ever had the same trouble?
Is the printer hooked up to one system right now? You could do it the fairly easy way and just share the printer from that system, and then connect to the printer from each other computer.
Or you can purchase a small dedicated print-server box that you plug into your router / switch.
What printer do you have?
I have run two free virus scans, AVG and Kaspersky, and have not found one that will remove this infection. They both list it as something different, but in the same location. Kaspersky list it as Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.bjju. I have done a lot of Google searches to try and find some info on this, however, I am not having any luck. We have multiple computers that are infected with the same. Please see below for the hijack this log. I am desperate for any help with this. Thank you! Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:03:42 AM, on 03/06/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\UltraVNC\WinVNC.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32&... Read more
First off, I appreciate any help I can get on this. I have multiple computers on our network that are infected with the same virus. It shows the virus in the same location: C:\windows\system32\2.exe. I cannot remove it. I have tried trendmicro, AVG, Kaspersky and none of them will remove the virus. I have attached the hijack this log from one of the computers to see if anyone has any suggestions. The virus the programs have detected are as follows:Trojan horse SHeur2.SXZTrojan horse SHeur2.SYBTrojan-downloader.win32.Agent.bjju found in C:\documents and settings\XX\Application Data\rundll.exeMerged topics. ~ OB3 more replies
I currently have three comuters, all with Soundcards, but I have only been running one of the computers through a Creative Labs 5.1 speaker system. I've been using the digital connection from the soundcard (Creative Labs Audigy) to the speaker set. All of my computers have the same sound card, which leads me to my question; does anyone know of a way to hook up all three comuters to a single set of speakers, preferably using the digital connection?
I don't mind using an external device to manage the setup, but I would like something that will be outputting the sound from all three computers at the same time. I tend to use only one computer at a time, so I'm not worried about one comouter stepping on another computer...
Any help would be appreciated!
You could use some sort of cable splitter, but I dunno about 3 times.
I'm not certain if there's a device that would serve as a sound hub, but you might as well look.
I currently have a work computer and laptop, having configured outlook on both to get my emails but if i open either one and read the emails the other one does not retain the emails, is there anyway i can open emails on both and leave on outlook instead of items when opened not appearing on the other computer??
You might check the email account settings in both applications.
There should be a setting to leave a copy on the server.
That way,it should be available to both.
I want to purchase win7. I am wondering if it is fine to be used on multiple computers? A laptop and desktop? Or do I have to buy 2 win7 disc?
So when I install win7 will everything on my computer be wiped off to the point I have to reinstall everything?
Unless you buy the three user version . . One installation per product key.
What operating system are you upgrading from?
Hey guys... Small problem here.
I sold an old HP computer running Windows XP to a older gentleman locally on craigslist about 7 months ago, and he had 2 PC's and a Laptop in his home. I left XP on mine, and we went to Fry's and paid for 2 versions of Windows Vista to add to his laptop and other home PC. everything went fine, everything was paid for. Legal copies of windows. I've not heard from him since.
LOL, about 3 days ago I get a call from him. Apparently this older guy then went on craigslist and found a guy selling windows 7, he upgraded ALL 3 of the PC's and the laptop to Windows 7, and added some ram to the older computer... But whoever he dealt with was a scammer because now all of those 4 machines updated to the WAT update that went off 3 or 4 days ago and ALL of the copies on all 4 of his computers are BAD, they were all stolen, re-used, or what I'm assuming are illegal cracked copies.
Now, Pay attention. I'm legit, and a nice guy.. The older guy was nice also. It was someone ELSE that scammed him, and installed illegal copies on all his PC's. I did tell him to call Microsoft, but I doubt anything can be done since he was paying crap cheap dollars for them. (Shoulda known better)
SOOO.. Now this guy calls me. He tells me the story, and said you seemed to be a nice, and honest guy. (and I am, and we installed LEGAL, real copies) he says I don't wanna go back to my versions of Vista. and I'm not really sure where I even put the disks. but I'd like to ... Read more
Isn't there a "Get Legit" button or something on there?
I know that there is a mechanism for turning a pirated version into a legit copy. Haven't seen it in action but I would think that it would be within the procedure of the activation/validation check actively informing you that the copy was not legit...
okay, my husband has all his computer stuff hooked up and running, trouble is he's always on it. I want to start my own business and need a computer of my very own. We only have one phone line and one modem. So I need to figure out how to hook my computer up to the same modem and phone line. Can you help me?
may need to add another phoneline or go for a cable modem or dsl especially if you're using the second computer mainly for buisness running 2 computers on one 58 k slows things up a lot more over a phoneline and usually means one cab be connected at a given time plus some companirs only allow a certain amount of time til timer disconnect to allow for other users and you.ll have to wait so many hours before reconnecting
so if you absolutely need 2 or more computers connected sat the same time go for cable or dsl
I have an issue with setting up XP clients in a situation where there are multiple networks. We have an application that requires to run on a private intranet, together with a requirement that PCs on another network (an office network) can get access to the devices in the private network. The office network is connected to the Internet via a router and one of the PCs in the private network has two NICs, one on the office and one on the private network. For example purposes the office network has IPs in the 192.168.0.x domain and the private network has IPs in the 193.168.0.x domain. The office network PCs use DHCP, the private network PCs are static IPs.
The dual NIC PC on the private network has the Routing service enabled and we are able to access the devices on the private network from the office network. This was achieved by setting the default Gateway on the office PC to point to the DUAL NIC PC. The problem is that the PC in the office network has now lost Internet connectivity because of the change of Default Gateway.
Is there a way to configure these networks so that we can maintain office network access to the Internet and also have access to the private network through the dual NIC PC?
Why does the program need a private network?
Hello, Long time no speak Paladins.
I'm considering on getting a new UPS for my PCs, specifically the CyberPower CP1350AVRL, either locally or newegg. I'd be running two computers on this unit and for those who uses CyberPower's UPSs, is there a way to manage two computers with it, considering it has both a USB and serial port?
Assuming it does not, Anyone have any ideas how I could emulate this, or have the PC with the datalink to the UPS shutdown the other? Perhaps using an event to invoke the shutdown command to close a remote computer would be the most raw way of doing it, but I'd love to know if there is a more elegant way.
I don't believe there is a "built in" remote function but the script works.
There is also EMCO Remote Shutdown.
I would like to push biosconfigutility to multiple computers (not through MDT) as computers have already been imaged).Any ideas or powershell scripts instead of logging on individually to each computer. I have tried to deploy the application through SCCM 2012 but no success.More replies
First time poster here. My son likes to attempt to get "free games" and has infected one or both of my computers on multiple occasions. I have usually been able to clean them and feel comfortable afterwards, but this time I would like some reassurance.
1 computer is running Windows 7 home premium 32 bit, the other is running Windows 7 pro 64 bit.
All I know is he was attempting to crack and mod a game called Minecraft, and he ended up running some executables and a .jar file on both machines. The symptoms I was getting were:
1. Solid red screen at Windows startup up for several seconds on the 32 bit machine
2. Many command windows cascading open and quickly closing at Windows startup
3. Firefox not being able to open except in safe mode on the 32 bit machine
4. "Other people are connected to this computer" messages on both machines when trying to uninstall software or reboot
5. Browser pop-ups
Steps I have taken so far:
1. Uninstall all programs that were installed on 8/3 or later (I first noticed problems on 8/5)
2. Delete all files from "Downloads" folder
3. Delete all files in user/<user>/temp folder modified 8/3 or later (noticed there were files in here being accessed at startup)
4. Ran msconfig and unchecked any startup files/programs that did not belong
5. Ran full scan and remove with PCTools Spyware Doctor with Anti Virus
6. Ran full scan and remove with MalwareBytes
7. Removed all addons from Firefox
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Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the ... Read more
I have a laptop with a corrupt windows xp and my backup disk is not working, i also have a new tower which i have put an existing hardive into, what i want to know is can i use my existing reboot disk from my main pc or will it cause major problems. some advice would be great.
What kind of disk is it? If its a Windows XP CD then you can use it as long as its the same version thats installed on the laptop AND you must use the license number found on the bottom of the laptop. If its a Recovery disc then you CANNOT use it on the laptop.
I recently expanded my computer set up from pc + printer w/broadband via cable to pc (has all original data) connected to wireless router via USB, Compaq laptop (new w/built in wireless & sees internet fine), printer (Epson 925) plugged into Linksys network wireless adapter (via USB) and all are using the Linksys BEWF1S4 wireless router.
I am running Windows 98 on the old PC and have Windows XP home on the new laptop.
How do I get them all to a) see each other and b) print from my laptop.
I have been to the Windows XP website, Linksys website and now am just hopelessly confused. Any help would be appreciated!
Hi, and welcome to tsg - please add a reply to your post if you still have a problem with your PC include any updated info.
I have only dial-up internet access out here in the country. I need to update the four computers
on my LAN to fix the many security bugs in IE5.5. How can I download a copy of the updates and
then install them on the four computers.
Every way I try on Microsoft's web site keeps bringing me back to downloading the IE setup
program which then has to download the same data on each computer. That is about 10Megs
per computer and hours and hours of time.
Surely there is a better way!
Bugged in the Sticks
Look here, http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q174680
I' am new to these forums, but I have a question about windows mail. I have three computers in my office, and they all need access to the same email server, but my problem is that not everyone gets all the emails all the time, even if none of them are deleted. I have set the accounts on all of these to keep the emails on the server, and to not delete them when recieved, but they seem to do it any ways! I don't know of anything else that would fix this problem.
Also, the email server is SBCGlobal.net if that has anything to do with it.
Originally Posted by eskimo616
I' am new to these forums, but I have a question about windows mail. I have three computers in my office, and they all need access to the same email server, but my problem is that not everyone gets all the emails all the time, even if none of them are deleted. I have set the accounts on all of these to keep the emails on the server, and to not delete them when recieved, but they seem to do it any ways! I don't know of anything else that would fix this problem.
Also, the email server is SBCGlobal.net if that has anything to do with it.
A lot of email never gets delivered. You can set the server to keep mail on it and not delete it when downloaded but the server may set either a size limit to the mailbox, or an age limit to the box.
Can you give some more info on the specifics?
I have a dlink router behind a dsl connection with a STATIC IP. I believe its the dl-524 but not positive because its offsite. Its a 4port older cheap one with one antenna that came from my ISP with the modem. Anyhow I have two questions:
1) Its for a double duplex house with multiple computers, approximately 8 or 9 connections. Some of the computers are Mac's and some are PC's. I had trouble getting all the computers to connect easily through a WEP 64 or 128bit encryption and found on another site it wasn't possible with so many many different wireless cards, so Ive kept it open since. Is this true?? Is there a way to password protect the connection without an encrypted key so all the wireless computers can connect inside the residence's but not to anyone else in the neighborhood?
info: The computers are for school term tenants so I don't want to have to reconfigure their computers every 6 months they change, just give them a password in with low security. Im not worried about hackers, Im worried about the bum next door using the open connection to download movies.
2) I also have a CCTV DVR on the premise watching the parking lot, that is plugged into port 1 with a patchcord to the above router. Ive found that the local IP changes nearly every couple days ie: 192.168.0.101 will change to 192.168.0.105 for no reason. This intern limits my access into the DVR remotely. The DVR has a server and is set to port 80. I dont think I can change the D... Read more
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I have a valid XP home upgrade version.
I put the copy also on my kid's PC.
I am now building a gamming rig for myself.
How many time can I install XP home Upgrade version?
I am already running into activation problems on my system.
Microsoft says I have exceeded my limit for that product key.
What are my options ?
( Please no lectures about Linux or Macs )
You can install one copy legally on one machine. You are already over the limit so the solution is to buy two legal copies, one for your kids PC and one for the gaming rig.
I have some 50 computers in my network. We had installed Windows XP on them and most of them have 15 GB system partition. All the PCs have two partitions. One for OS and for user data. We are now migrating to Windows 7. but the problem is the system partition on each PC is very low to accomodate Windows 7 along with other applications like Office etc. We want to format the entire hard drive of each PC after taking backup of user data and want to allocate 30 GB for the Windows 7 partition. We want to do this through any automated way. Is there any way or imaging/deployement software available through which we can format the hard drives according to our needs and install Windows 7 and other applications with minimal efforts.
Thanks in advance.
Sorry for my poor English.
You might want to look at this
Step-by-Step: Basic Windows Migration using USMT for IT Professionals
This will migrate user data and other settings as well...
Hope this Helps..
We have 3 PC`s & 3 laptops in our household, I also maintain my Mums laptop.
All bar 2 laptops are on XP (one on Vista, one on 8).
With the news that XP will loose support imminently, & with a general dislike of the W8 laptop, I`d like to upgrade all of them to 7.
However, I am on a small budget, I cant afford to buy individual OE keys for all of them, I wish to do them all as I did with XP, on 1 pro type licence.
I`ve been looking at various posts online today and I`m not much wiser, especially in regard to multiple PC keys.
My computers are all similar specs, P4`s between 2.7 & 3.06, 2-4gb of memory, 100-400gb main drives, all fairly basic, no extra graphics or soundcards etc & all (for the most part) work perfectly well on XP.
So, can anyone advise me, especially on the licence question.
Hi and welcome to the Seven Forums.
The Windows EULA (End User License Agreement) is pretty straight forward: one valid license per computer. Anything else is piracy, in which you will receive no help here.
4) No discussion of piracy or anything illegal is allowed at all. Such as software, music, videos and other intellectual property violations (e.g. downloading youtube videos locally etc).
If obtaining enough valid licenses is not possible, you need to either upgrade gradually, one PC at the time and the next when obtaining an additional license is possible, stay on XP or consider free alternatives (list of Linux distros).
I need a program that will combine all my computers in my network (24 computers) into 1 big Wi-Fi Hotspot.
eg, I have 3 floors with computers, each pc has a wireless card that is not in use
I want to create 1 wifi "router" from all of them. So, if I'm on the 1st floor and go to the 3rd, I will not lose connection
It is a school (long hallways and concrete walls and floor)
I tried a router, but at the end of the hallway there is no reception...
And I cannot put the router in 1 of the classrooms
Anyone knows a good software for it ?
Sounds like you need to install a wifi extender... ...possibly one on each floor.2 more replies
The small office where I work has 1 wired desktop, 1 desktop connected over wireless, 2 laptops connected over wireless and two iphones that are always connected to the internet. Until about 12:45 pm EST the wireless internet was working fine, at that time the wireless went down. However, the wired desktop has had no trouble connecting to the internet. Please help, we need to be up and running and our IT guy has disappeared off the face of the earth! Thank you!
The router is a Cisco WRVS4400N. It is one MacBook Pro, a Toshiba Laptop and a Dell desktop that is connected by D-Link DWA-131. Its a Comcast X-Finity 56 MBPS connection. (we're really close to an airbase).
Reset or power cycle the router. Can you still detect the wireless network? If so, can you connect to it? If so, can you communicate with the router via wireless?
I have a 20FB running Win 10 with a Logitech K810 Bluetooth keyboard that I've been using with a corded mouse without any problems. I recently purchased M557 Bluetooth mouse and now, intermittently, but consistently, my keyboard stokes are inaccurate, with multiple repeating letters and extra spaces. If I turn my mouse off, the keyboard again works fine. Disconnecting and reconnecting both devices did not solve this problem. The Lenovo System Update utlility indicates that the device driver is up to date. The Lenovo supplied device driver version is 18.1.1546.2762. Nonetheless, I was able to solve this problem by updating the device driver from Window?s Device Manager to Intel?s latest driver, version 19.0.1621.3340.More replies
When streaming Netflix, my computer is registering as a new device each time I play a movie. The Device ID is different when I check on all my registered devices (the only device that uses my account is my one computer). I have not changed any settings, reinstalled Windows, or made any drastic changes in the system. I do not use a router and am using Cox Communications as my ISP.
Does anyone know why this is happening? Does anyone have a solution?
For more detailed information, the original topic is posted here:
I was informed by the admin "Animal" to re-post in this forum.
Thank you for any help.
Have you contacted Netflix about this issue?1 more replies
This is so odd. I'm running Windows XP SP2 on Dual core INtel with 1 gb memory.
I've installed a front USB panel that has 4 ports in front and 2 more on the PCI card which it's attached to. (added on peripheral).
I can deal with the "this device can run faster if plugged into a 2.0 device" but what is really frustrating is that if I plug in 2 or more USB devices. At least one of them won't work.
This computer is in my family room and wirelessy networked to my other computer in another room. I use a Motorola USB device to connect for the purpose of printing stuff off the printer in the other room.
If I have too many USB devices plugged in - there doesn't seem to be enough power to allow the wireless connection - resulting in not being able to print.
This isn't the only issue. I have some software that requires the USB "key" in order to work. If I need to use that software using the "key" and then I need to print something from that particular software to the remote printer - I have to save it to my desktop firsti - then disconnect the "key" and then I can print.
Do I need a bigger PS? I have a 500W now. I thought that would be big enough. Perhaps the USB issue isn't related to that at all? Is there some way to regulate how much power is assigned to USB devices?
Since my computer is in a desk against a wall - it's very difficult to plug and unplug stuff into the rear slots. Hence the install... Read more
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Ok im not quite sure where this question should be posted but i noticed the problem when i was playin games so this is where i chose...
Basically i've got different sounds coming from my speakers and my headphones. I have teamspeak coming through my headphones but my game sounds and other sounds from the speakers. I cant seem to find a way to make them all come from the headphones.
Using windows 7 32 bit
Thanks in advance
Have you tried changing any settings within the Windows Sound panel?
Start > Control Panel >Sound > Playback tab
Look for Speakers...right-click and Disable
Look for the Headphones....right-click and Set as Default Device
I am using Windows XP,HomeEdition Version 2002, Service Pack 3.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ 2.00 GHz, 3.43 GB of Ram
Firefox version 22.0.
We have noticed recently slow speed on our PC, Cell phones, laptop all connected to our wifi.
On this pc we have a search site called mysearchresults.com show up whenever we open a new tab. There also an ASK.com search bar and a search bar that has the icon of the mysearchresults.com site. Occasionally we get a small window pop up in the lower right corner ( where the taskbar is) that will play a video commercial.
This is also new, within that last few months these two things have started.
We notice alot more pop ups while on you tube, the video is jumpy while trying to scroll to the bottom of the page. When you go to click on a link it seems to move forcing you to click on a pop up.
I tested at speedtest.net and got a ping of 245, download speed of .19 and upload of .42. I've been noticing a lot of 404 issues (im not sure what you call it...it says it cannot find where I wanted to go and leaves me at a search bar that says its powered by Bing. (http://us.search.yahoo.com/404handler?src=toolbar&fr=slv502-tyc&type=&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F)
Mostly though we get...
Server not found
Firefox can't find the server at att.yahoo.com.
Check the address for typing errors such as
ww.example.com inst... Read more
One computer per topic please. Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is pl... Read more
Okay, so I moved my wireless router to a more central location in my house (I got low signal in my room) and since then I've been able to connect to the network but only with limited access. Trying to connect to a webpage results in the "DNS lookup failed" error message (Chrome). My brother's computer had had the same issue, and the PlayStation 3 has had connectivity issues also, however I have been able to use my phone with the WiFi without any issues.
I've tried unplugging/turning the router on and off to no effect. Using a different router does not change the situation either. When I try to diagnose the network connection, it says that it could not identify the problem. Any ideas?
Both computers run Windows 8
My phone is a Nokia Lumia 620 running WP8
The WiFi status window states that IPv4 and IPv6 have no internet access
My computer uses a Qualcomm Atheros AR5B125 wireless network adapter and says it is working correctly. The adapter is set to work with IPv4/6. IPv4 is set to obtain IP & DNS addresses automatically.
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
For a Windows PC ...
Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If your only email accounts are free (Hotmail, gmail, etc.) try this direct link. If you need help with a screen shot see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 8 or 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.
Identify your network if it is not obvious.
Also show ...
Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.
Type the following command:
[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]
Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.
If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
I noticed a problem in my keyboard recently, but i'm not sure if it's really on the keyboard, and might be in the windows or software related. The problem is that the keyboard randomly starts freezing, it's hard to explain with words, basically the keys do not operate in the way they should, i notice this problem usually when i'm playing games, where my "W" that should move my character forward continuously. does not, instead of doing what it's supposed to do my character goes forward while freezing along the way. When i unplug, and plug it again on the USB port, even on a different one, the keybord start to operate normally again, but randomly shows this problem from time to time. It's not only with the "W" key, was just an example.
I noticed something yesterday, i don't if it's supposed to be that way, and i can't find any information about, it's that on device manager it shows multiple devices on the keyboard section, when the device is connected, as it shows in the image below:
One more thing, is all of them looks like the same thing, but i'm not sure if they really are, image below:
If i uninstall all of them, except that one that i marked with purple, he is the 4th one in the first image, the keyboard still operates, i'm not sure if the problem is fixed by that, cause it does not happen all the time.
Now that i described everything, i want to ask 2 questions:
1) Showing these multiple devices is normal? Cause i plugged anot... Read more
I've got an HTC One X, an ASUS Transformer and several Windows PCs that I use for business. Depending on my location I receive googletalk messages on any of those devices.
What I need is a software, like Trillian, that will save the chat history of my conversations online to enable me to access it from any device I choose. I don't want to check all devices if I wonder what a colleague wrote to me in the morning.
The problem with Trillian is, that it isn't optimized for the Transformer or any Pad in that regard at all (correct me if I am wrong). It forces me to turn the screen to "vertical mode" which isn't helpfull at all since the Transformer is in "horizontal mode", because of the attached keyboard all the time.
I would really appreciate your help and advice. To be clear: I am totally willing to pay money for such a software, but I don't even find one single alternative to Trillian.
Thanks in advance
Is there a script to run remotely that will return sleep setting results for multiple pc's on a network? I know we can manually check each PC but was wondering if there was a faster and easier way.
Hi and Welcome to TSF!
Are people changing them?
How would you want to distribute the patch?
You can do so with a simple batch program.
A big hello to everyone. This is my second time coming here, albeit with a different problem, and one that is a lot more annoying!
A week or so ago i starting getting occasional redirects and popups to pages that start with "syndication.exoclick" whenever I browsed the Internet with Google Chrome. I cleaned it (deleted all browsing data, signed out of the browser and back on) and it was fine for a day or two. As of today, the problem has gotten much worse. I keep constant redirections to pages starting with "adfoc.us" - over half of the tabs I open are immediately taken over and redirected. Worst part is that it now works on Internet Explorer as well. It is also worth mentioning that I am not getting these redirects only on my desktop, but also on my Nexus tablet as well. The problem seems unconnected to my router, as today I've used my tablet on a completely different Wi-Fi half across town, while still getting the problem. I've ran TDSS cleaner, the Microsoft Security Essantials, Malwarebytes AntiMalware, which all reported 0 problems. I've also reinstalled Chrome, to no effect.
As for the redirects, they ranged from Aliexpress to random cam sites, but now the adfoc.us started showing up, it only displays the adfoc.us page detailing how the system works (with a really annoying voiceover too) and nothing else. It doesn't even allow me the option to press the "Back" arrow, seems like it literally closes a tab I wanted to open and opens a new one with adfoc.us on ... Read more
Here's the Attach.txt as well. I forgot to click the "Attach this File" button. >.>4 more replies
I am having major issues at the moment and have been trying to fix this for the past couple of months.
my primary laptop a Tobisha was playing up a while ago when I plugged my apple iphone into it and was transferring photo's, it was taking ages to respond and then came up with error corrupt image.
I tried again and it said the file was already there and if i would like to replace it? I saw the file size and it was 100 X bigger than all the others.
I got a little concerned and downloaded malwarebites to scan my computer (I had avg already installed and nortorns).
as time went on and a little bit of research online and fiddling about, the virus was not budging and had locked me out of admin rights.
I tried take ownership, downloading various programs to run and it kept overtaking the programs until i couldn't delete any files anymore.
I found an old laptop dell and tried to fix that one up (as that too had a virus)
I ran malwarebites on it and it removed somethings and i was able to get it going.
I was using an exeternal hard drive to back up my files from the tobisha and wanted to transfer them to the dell
when i noticed i lost admin rights on the dell also.
at this point too I was having strange things happen to my iphone, background app transfers and greyed out features with location services always on.
I tried deleting a heap of things on the dell after running some programs, it seems it now had the same thing as the other laptop.
I gave up trying to fix anythi... Read more
I have been using Netflix for a few months. What I have noticed is that I will reach my device activation limit (6 is the max, I believe) rather quickly--specifically, it will tell me I have reached it after streaming 6 shows/movies. Apparently, my computer is being registered as a new device every time I stream a new show/movie.
I am wondering why this is, and how it can be fixed. The only solution I have found is to deactivate every device I have registered with Netflix (which is just my one computer I use for streaming)--only then will it allow me to watch another show/movie. This is a hassle, and if this is the only way, then that is alright. What I am most interested in is the reason my computer could be registering as separate devices like this. I can think of a few possibilities:
-Computer is registering by a dynamic IP address set by the ISP (I do not use a router)
-Computer is registering as a new device by some other means
-Silverlight is somehow acting fishy (which this does not seem like a local problem like a program on my computer)
It must be noted that the device ID number listed on Netflix is different with each registration of a new device (even though it is the same device every time).
I am currently in Louisiana. I am using Cox Communications as an ISP. I do not use a router. I pay my own utilities (so this is not an aprt complex-specific problem as far as I can tell). This same issue occurred when streaming on a friend's Netflix account, so it is no... Read more
Should I re-post this in another forum that is more populated or that deals with problems like this?
Any help is welcomed.
I'll try to explain this as simply as possible... Currently, I have speakers, headphones and the headphone microphone plugged in. I'd like to record my Skype conversations using stereo mix, but stereo mix only picks up what goes through my speakers and not what goes through my headset. I've tried tinkering with the settings and haven't been able to get stereo mix to record what goes through my headset instead of my speakers.
How do I get stereo mix to record headphone audio instead of speaker audio?
For the past few hours, I've also been trying to get Audacity to record both stereo mix and my microphone. From what I've read, Audacity can't record two inputs at the same time, so is there a way to combine stereo mix and my microphone?
I'm using the latest Realtek HD drivers, if that helps any.
Thanks for your time.
You might want to check out VAC(Virtual Audio Cable). It is not a "free" program, so depending on you needs, it might help. here is a link to info about it:Virtual Audio Cable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
and here is a link to download VAC:
Virtual Audio Cable - CNET Download.com
I used it myself to share music I was listening to over video chats. The program can be used in a number of ways. I no longer use, since I currently have a laptop with Stereo Mix, and that meets my needs just fine. Hope this helps.
Sometimes I watch movies using HDMI output from my computer. When I connect the HDMI cable windows also discovers new sound device. I want to redirect some of outputs to the television so I can use its speakers.
For now, what I do is that I disable the internal sound card and system automatically uses HDMI then.
Thank you for any help
In many systems, when you plug an HDMI cable into the PC Windows will automatically set the HDMI as the Default audio playback device. If Windows is detecting a new device it suggests the Video drivers (usually where the HDMI audio is generated) may not be the correct driver.1 more replies
Hi guys. I have my TV connected via HDMI through my video card to my computer and also run sound through my computers speakers with the onboard sound. Normally I just change the audio device before opening a program depending on whether I want it on the TV speakers or computer speakers. The problem is that sporadically when I select the device for the TV speakers it doesn't provide any sound and no combination of turning the TV on and off, changing the audio device back and forth etc will let give sound on the TV speakers (but when i change to the computer speakers it works fine). I can't seem to reproduce the problem either, it just happens sporadically and the only solution is to restart the computer.
I have vista 32 bit ultimate. Any suggestions?
So I'll try to keep this short.
I have a HP B209a-m that I have just gotten rid of and now am trying to remove all the software from my system. I've run revo and the issue still persists.
It gives me a device install path of ROOT\MULTIFUNCTION\xxx where xxx is a number. I have about 20-30 of these instances in my device manager and all have different install paths. I'd really like to remove these. I've run the HP L4 Uninstaller multiple times and still the issue is here.
I'd just really like to remove HP from my life.
Thanks for the help.
hello and welcome entfy mate try first backing up the registry Registry - Backup and Restore
See my pic AFTER you have backed up that registry but please do that the very first thing I usually make two copies in say the desktop and a document.
Let us know what if any HP software is there you can also check that entry named Printers.
I have 4 computers all with xp pro connected with a link sys Gateway. I'm useing one computer as a file data base and the others use these files. My problem is the program that uses these files has to run on each of the other computers and when more than one accesses the shared files the others take a very long time to connect. I need all to be able to access this file at the same time. What can I do to fix this? I've mapped the drive and disabled firewalls but, one computer instant access, 2 computers (same time) takes forever to access.
I suspect you're running into a file locking issue. If two people are attempting to open a file in R/W mode, obviously one has to wait. Please be more explicit about the applications and types of files you're using.
I am usine a belkin-n router, I have 7 computers running off the one router. 2 are hardlined in the other 5 are wireless. Have been running this system for approximatly a year. Within the last 3 weeks at roughly the same time in the evening I have been experiencing a lag issue. It has kicked different comp. out of AIM chat rooms, off online games and even from msn messenger. during a couple of these episodes have run a speed check and it has checked out. went through each computer and ran virus scans, even restored a couple to original set-up. have gone so far as to shut down all but one computer and still seeing the lag issue. not all 7 computers are on typicallly at the same time usually only 3-4. Any help or ideas anyone has would be appreciated.
This can be an issue at the ISP and not directly related to your router/lan/systems.
When the dropout occurs, use a browser to access the router config page, login
and check the WAN side config -- specifically look for WHEN the lease was granted
and when it will expire.