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Bios Settings messed up?

Q: Bios Settings messed up?

alright so i suppose i messed something up, i went to install windows 7 i re formated my hard drive, it didn't work then i read that i needed to change the boot order i changed the boot order that did not work so i hit restore defaults on my motherboard and that messed everything up, i can not figure out what is wrong if you could help me fix my computer that would be nice.

below are pictures of what happens when i start my computer up.

A: Bios Settings messed up?

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I Changed BIOS OS mode selection setting from CSM to "UEFI and Legacy." Now laptop boots to blank screen. No bios splash screen. I hear the optical drive being recognize and the fans turn on. Fans intermittently speed up and slow down.

Samsung NP365E5C-S05US with Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit installed on an SSD. Bios version P07ABF.
-unplugged ac adapter and battery, pressed power button to drain system, reconnected and still nothing
-tried putting a windows 10 pro, 8, and 7 installation disk in. I can hear drive spinning but still blank screen
-tried f2 f8 f12 at start up but no response
-popped out ssd and tried rebooting, nothing
I made a stupid mistake. Guys please help me!

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I had a virus or spyware that I resolved. Sorta.. It changed my global proxy settings I since then changed internet explorer and firefox back but the GLOBAL settings are still jacked cuz programs like windows update and msn messanger can not connect now due to this ...alkjshdfoehjwqofaw how do I fix this pls help!!!!

A:Spyware changed my proxy settings now my global settings are messed up

Hello and Welcome to TSF.

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Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

link at the top of each page.


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new thread, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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Hi, Thanx to shuttles indescript site I have killed my AI61 motherboard, I thought I was getting an executable zip which was actually the flash program + rom and after opening BEEEEEP

Anyway I have a eeprom burner and this eeprom sst39sf020 is right in the list.

Can anyone email me the bios .bin file for this motherboard? (not the file from shuttles site but the old bios file ai61s017.bin so I can flash it using my eeprom burner)

Or at least tell me how to extract the .rom from the exe file shuttle sends

If I get the rom file I will be able to revive this nifty old 750!

PS it appears that shuttle quite sending *.bin bios updates a while ago but if anyone can find ai61s017.bin I would be gratefull


A:(solved) Shuttle AI61 messed up bios, where do I find a bios bin file?

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I am trying to change the boot device so I can install a clean version of Windows 10, but the bios resolution is off. On my screen I am only able to see the top half or so of the bios. My motherboard is an Asus P8Z68-V LE. Does anyone have any ideas?

A:Bios resolution messed up; can't navigate bios

If you have a PCI video card try removing it and using the onboard.

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hi! my friend has windows xp and the settings are all screwed up (screen resolution and color quality are stuck) can anyone help him? ill leave a picture of his desktop and display properties (settings)... email me or him if you have any help! his email is ................ THANKS!!!EDIT: E-mail address removed for your protection.

A:Settings messed up!

Hi vivi,

At first glance, my guess would be the device driver of your video card is corrupt, or the incorrect driver is loaded... like standard vga. Right click on "My Computer" and select properties. This opens the system properties window. Click the hardware tab, and then click on the device manager button. This should open a list of things installed in your computer. First look to see if you see any problems... yellow exclaimation marks, or red X's. About 3 items down that list you should see your video adapter listed. Make sure the driver matches what you have installed. If it doesn't, you need to find the driver on the net, locate a driver cd you may have, or let us know what type of video adapter you have - and I will look it up.

I would suggest visiting the makers site, or a driver site like

Good luck vivi!


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Here's the problem.'s what happened.-- I changed the DPI from 96 (Default) to a custom setting, I recall it being 18%, restarted, couldn't see a damn thing (spent 20 minutes trying to find the DPI setting menu), and then I reverted back to my original 96 DPI.-- Unfortunately, my original DPI does not look like the opriginal DPI I remember. If anyone could please be so kind and give me tips/advice to help me restore my desktop looking like this again. and taskbar, e.t.c -- not the icons/wallpaper, e.t.c)HELP ME! If you need any additional information, I will be glad to retrieve it for you.

A:Messed With Dpi Settings... Help!

Hi Koone.

Just a thought, but the simplest way may be to just do a system restore back to before the problem started.


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I need help, I have to turn off my nortan to get my msn to sign in and then my email wont recieve or mail and i get the This page cannot be displayed message alot.

A:My settings are all messed up

There are so many issues about Norton, that's why I didn't buy it.

Well, I'm not very sure if Norton is the cause of this.. I guess it's a firewall who's causing this... When you turned off or disabled Norton, does this problem happens?

At the first place, I don't know anything about Norton, because, I don't have Norton, that's why the only thing I can suggest to you is to uninstall Norton and install AVG7, or Avast!, that's only my opinion.

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When I press Restore Settings button in BIOS setting (through F2 when Dell logo is displayed at booting) then the dialog with two options is shown:

BIOS Defaults
Factory Settings

What is the difference about these two options (BIOS Defaults vs. Factory Settings) please?
Thank you.

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when i used to open up gmail last week it would just open up to mail. now the [multiple profanity deleted by mod]. I use eset

any assistance would be quite helpful.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor, x86 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3326 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series , 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 250003 MB, Free - 144736 MB; E: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 225563 MB; F: Total - 55239 MB, Free - 55172 MB;
Motherboard: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO.,LTD, 790FX-GD70(MS-7577), 1.0, To be filled by O.E.M.
Antivirus: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4.2, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:someone messed with my gmail settings

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Hi there,

I must have recently fiddled with some setting or other in Windows XP.

Unfortunately this seems to have changed how folders are viewed !

(Please see screenshots 1 & 2 sent as attachments)

These screenshots are before and after shots

As you can see screenshot 1, (before) has a kind of blue taskbar with things that might be useful to do.

However on screenshot 2, (after) the blue taskbar has disappeared !!!

Another thing is. in the My pictures folder, as you can see, I used to be able to get the pictures running as a filmstrip (see screenshot 1 before)

Now the best I can get are thumbnail shots (see screenshot 2 after)

I have tried to change the setting by going into the view tab however the filmstrip option is not there.

This is very frustrating

Please help

Regards Richard Milner.

A:Messed up some settings in Windows XP

The extra attachment

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I'm having all kinds of trouble, please help. Also, my system restore is blank as well as my search page and I can't enable java script. There's a lot that isn't working. Here is a hijack this log, please help me and let me know how to get my comp back...
Thank you in advance for your help.


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 05:49:55, on 1/26/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Mcafee\MWL\MwlGui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\MediaDirect\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Search Protection\SearchProtection.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE4\OpwareSE4.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\CinePlayer\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Sta... Read more

A:Solved: All my settings messed up.Please help !!!!

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I think I have some sort of trojandownloader(s) as there are pop-ups for false anti-spyware/malware stemming from icons on my taskbar (little stop/ caution signs), but it also messed with my settings. My clock now reads hh:mm:ss:VIRUS ALERT! I looked up how to reset this but it reverted on restart, my start menu was almost completely disabled, and I still can't figure out how to get the all programs menu to reappear (I already went to folder options>show hidden files, didn't work). I managed to get rid of portions of it (I managed to get MSAntivirus off my taskbar but it still appeared in the hijackthis log: MSA.exe), and repair some settings, but I'm wondering if there is a removal tool or something that will revert it/them instead of having to do it all manually. It/they also corrupted system restore, deleting all my previous restore points so that was not an option. I'm tempted to start disabling things on hijackthis, but I want to make sure I'm reading it right before I mess with it. Hopefully the HijackThis log and a little help from the pros will shed some light on the subject! Thanks in advance, here's the log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 17:04: VIRUS ALERT!, on 9/7/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system3... Read more

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Ok so my 2wire router has been acting up so I went ahead & purchased a new one( Medialink
Wireless-N Broadband router)
**First question~can I use this router if I don't have an external modem? Wireless-N router has it built in right?

SO I was thinking I was going to just hook my new router up like the 2wire using this filter that hooks into the wall jack. I think some of the settings were off and it wasn't connecting to the internet. So then I took it upon myself to get into the Control Panel & well........whoopsy
**It would show the name of the home group and have a perfect signal, but said no Internet access.
**It wouldn't take my security key either & if it looked like it was going to it would say come back & say "possible security mismatch"
Seemed like it just wasn't going to happen so I'd just come back to it. When I hooked my 2wire back up it wouldn't connect to the Internet. In some sort of Christmas miracle I got it to pick up the WiFi again. Which basically means I have prob screwed my settings up more by clicking around so much.

This morning computer wasn't picking up WiFi again and wasn't even connecting with the Ethernet cable. "No Internet Access" I left it for a few hours...came back and the Ethernet was suddenly working again.

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Any thoughts are very much appreciated!!

A:Messed up settings trying to set up new router

Wireless-N routerClick to expand...

No - that description does not mean modem built in , its to do with the wireless protocol

whats the exact model of the router - does is say ADSL/DSL modem on it at all

we need the exact models please

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O-k. So I messed w/ the security settings on my notebook because unsavory characters were logging on w/ it and making me vulnerable to viruses, trojans, etc. (I even had to replace a previous notebook; $1,500 !!!!!!!!!!!!!)

That was, oh, about a year ago. Now, I have a new cable connection (no more dial-up), but Internet Explorer won't let me all. No matter what site I attempt to visit I get: "the page cannot be displayed". I tried to default all my security options but, nothing remedies the problem.


-I can't remember what I did to my laptop. I'm running Windows XP pro, Internet Explorer 6, and my connection is via Comcast digital cable.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. -I know that this is a rudimentary problem, and that I am not worthy of so much as my cheap Dell laptop...So please, go easy on me.

A:I messed w/ my security settings...

I searched for other threads that may address this problem, and found one where somebody suggested using Firefox as a browser. This works, but I would still like to use Internet Explorer at some point.

Thanx in advance for any help.

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I have a Vodafone dongle that I use for internet connectivity, somewhere I did something to the laptops network settings and it cant connect. It's like it clashes wth a network or something. Is there a way to reset ALL the network settings to their original state? Please, someone, HELP.

A:Messed up network settings

Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxbsj

I have a Vodafone dongle that I use for internet connectivity, somewhere I did something to the laptops network settings and it cant connect. It's like it clashes wth a network or something. Is there a way to reset ALL the network settings to their original state? Please, someone, HELP.

Yes there is a way to reset the network stack, flush the DNS, release/renew the IP and reset winsock. You can just save the file below, unzip the file and run it until you machine reboots which will be automatic.

If you are still having problems please post a screen shot of your ipconfig/all and I will have a look at it.

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Hi, I've recently gotten hold of this laptop but when adding new users and looking into documents and settings, i've noticed something abnormal.
Please take a look at the picture (of all the folders I have in 'documents and settings') below, and keep in mind that I only have 3 accounts in total on this installation.

I can't even transfer profile settings (using copy to... method)...

But someone please help!! It's really bugging me!!

A:Documents and settings all messed up!

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About two days ago I needed to restart my computer and that is when I noticed that a malicious virus was blocked and was attempting to change my homepage for my browsers. I decided to download malwarebytes and perform a scan and it found about 10 infections. I then performed a AVG (free software) scan and it found 7 threats all of them different. (1 was hacker tool, another was cookie type infection, so on). After going into safe mode and running a malware scan it found 5 more infections. Now I am running in regular windows mode but I am still noticing that my browser is being messed with and now Internet explorer will not open to certain pages. Google chrome is working just fine but when I change my homepage to, something changes it back to search I also noticed that at various times (seems to be random) that music will start to play with no applications open and sometimes it's not music but advertisements. I am afraid that my browser has been hacked and that my passwords, files on my computer might be at risk. I would appreciate any help that I can get. Thank you in advance.

A:My browser settings are being messed with

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from 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.=============================================================================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 DefenderPress "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): to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next t... Read more

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Ok, so i have messed up settings on my computer which is not allowing me to do the start>run>cmd>ipconfig function. Instead of the usual settings and places where it goes into, its default start line is now c:\documents and settings\christian>. How do i change these settings back to the usual default ones that come that will allow me to do the ipconfig thing again.

Thanks in advance Chris.

A:Solved: got some messed up settings

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hello, on one of our PC's the settings are messed up as specified in the attached picture. This picture includes my entire documents library deleted, no pictures and no music, a sketchy update, the desktop color a shade different, and the minimize,windows,and exit icons are too small. Can anyone help? Do i have a virus? can i set the settings back to normal?

A:Solved: settings messed up

Are you able to do an System restore? to a time before all of this has happend? Search 'System Restore' in the Windows Xp search and see if it can.

If you have no data needed on the computer, if you do then Burn or save on USB stick. Also another way would be to Reinstall your windows, only if you still have your Windows XP disc and The Windows Activation Key which should be on a sticker somewhere on your computer.

I am unaware of what could have happened for the settings to be changed? has anybody played around with the computer ? etc.

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Hi Guys
I restored an image created with Macrium Reflect on my wife's computer (Custom build with Asus P8Z77-V LX mother board) and everything went fine until rebooting when i got to the "Please press DEL or F2 to enter UEFI BIOS settings" then everything stopped.
I have tried F2 DEL F8 F12 just about all the F combinations and nothing works, I have two SSD drives one with Win7 Pro and one with Win10 Pro (not connected at the same time) and neither of them will boot up.
I have tried changing the jumper pins from 1 and 2 to 2 and 3 for 10 sec to clear the RTC Ram in CMOS then returned then to 1 and 2 and tried change so i removed the battery and repeated the jumper pin swap then reinstalled the battery and still no change, cannot get passed press DEL or F2 to access the BIOS settings.
I even downloaded the latest BIOS and updater as shown and put them on a USB flash drive together and tried the Macrium Rescue disk, and still nothing happened and it will not open the BIOS maybe i got it all wrong ?
I was hoping someone here might know how to put it right, i am out of idea's and any help would be greatly appreciated.

System Specs

Intel Core i7 3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz 8MB
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LX LGA1155 ATX Motherboard
Memory G.Skill 8GB Kit (2x4GB) DDR3 Ripjaws X C9 1600MHz
Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" 7mm SSD SATA3 530/130 x2 = 1 Win7 and 1 Win10
Storage Drive Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 3.5" 2TB 64MB 7200RPM
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Good evening!
A week ago I reinstalled Windows 7 in EFI mode on my laptop, and now I've got this problem: whenever I turn on my computer after a shutdown, the BIOS says "System Resuming" instead of "Press F2 to enter settings". This makes impossible for me to access BIOS settings. Previously, my BIOS used to say "System Resuming" only after a hibernation. The weird fact is that - as far as I remember - this thing started happening only after a few days.
Can you help me?
Thanks in advance :-)

A:I can't access BIOS settings because BIOS assumes Windows is resuming

Try doing a shutdown command from a CMD window, or Start button / Run
The command is shutdown /s

See if entering the command manually makes a difference in how it starts up

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I tried to setup a lan connection and it didnt work out so well. now in ip config in the cmd.exe it says my connection to the internet is through "tunnel adapter teredo tunneling psuedo-Interface:

connection-specific dns suffix .:
ip address . . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80: :ffff:ffff:fffd%5
default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

I do not use teredo tunneling pseudo-Interface nor do I connect or share a connection with a server or other computer. I use a secondary program to connect to the internet (3g Verizon access) how can i fix this problem i cant connect to Verizon even though i have a connect.

A:cant connect to internet xp settings are messed up

hiya,have you tried a system restore back to a date before you started tinkering

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I stupidly messed around with the security settings on my Western Digital external HDD. I tried to change the permissions for CREATOR OWNER, but received the following messages:

So I pressed cancel and received the following message:

Afterwards, the permissions for CREATOR OWNER were all unchecked (previously, they were all checked):

And in Advanced Security Settings, the permissions is listed as "Special" apply to "Subfolder and files only" instead of "Full Control" apply to "This folder, subfolder and files" :

I tried to restore the previous permissions for CREATOR OWNER by 1.) Re-checking the permissions boxes and 2.) going to Advanced Security Settings and changing the permissions to apply to This folder, subfolder, and files instead of just This subfolder and files only.

However, when I click ok, I receive the same access denied messages above and my changes are not kept.

Eventually, I THINK I was able to give back full control to CREATOR OWNER by making it the owner. I still received the access denied messages, but this time, my changes stuck and CREATOR OWNER was once again listed as having full control (all boxes were checked) and the permissions were listed as "Full control" apply to This folder, subfolder, and files.

However, the "owner" is still listed as CREATOR OWNER:

Previously, the owner listed was a string of numbers and letters (I try typing this string in... Read more

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I had a the ms blast worm...and it was shutting down my pc ...i went into the settings on windows @someone told me to do [email protected] therefore when i click the shut down or restart it does nothing... i have to press the on/off button on the power supply...any help would be appriciated as windows does not like this???

A:xp wont shut down..i messed up my settings help

Go to power options in control panel and click on the advanced tab and see what exactly the dropdown menu has for the shutdown button.

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Hello everyone. I wasn't sure where to put this, so please forgive me if it doesn't belong here. Anyway, somehow my laptop display settings got all messed up. Somehow, everything turned sideways, so I have to tip my laptop up onto the side to look at everything properly. My resolution has been changed to 768 x 1024, and I can't change it in the "Settings" tab in the Display Properties.

Does anyone know how I can fix this? Thanks in advance, and your help is greatly appreciated.

A:Laptop display settings all messed up?

First of all, this kind of thread would go in the Audio/Video Section.... Second, what OS do you have? Third, what's your videocard (so we know the controls you may use)?

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i think my sound device or sound driver settings are messed up i was config. threw them a while back n now my windows media player and cd-r drive mess up occassionally and wont work saying its already in use please HELP

A:i think my sound driver settings are messed up HELP

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I believed System Restore screwed up some settings on a work pc.

This is what i did. Firstly, i changed the appearance of XP Pro by right clicking my computer -> properties -> advanced tab -> settings -> adjust for best appearance. (Originally the theme was set to Windows classic) i changed the settings, and all was fine...then i wanted to return Windows classic theme view) but, instead of going to the display properties to revert back to Windows classic, i did a system restore to a few hours prior.

Once i restored the system, only a few desktop items appeared and all the settings for thunderbird, firefox etc were at a default state. Even the wallpaper got removed. Everything has to be reconfigured. I searched for existing files and found them, so sounds like the files are ok, but how can i restore the system?? The hd is partitioned into two drives. OS and Data.

Really need some help...big time!!! This is a work PC...

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I recently got a new computer, and most of windows 8 is pretty cool. But when I try to go to my user settings, I get a messed up screen. Does anyone know why it looks like this? Occasionally this sort of messed up screens happens with the other full screen windows 8 apps too.

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Was hijacked with something that took over the computer and said I needed to repair - it even forced a chkdisk to come up with major errors. Malawares, AVG, Windows Defender Offline gave me back control of the pc - but everything was gone from the start menu, favorites... and ran very slow. After days of messing around I realized that some directories in the \docs and settings directory were hidden. I unhid them so things sort of work. But there are some things still locked out - Windows Update just fails, I created a limited user on my machine, and it is not granted access to run any installed programs, and as you can see from the log there is still lots of bad stuff.
I would really appreciate any help. I will not make any changes to the system without your advice.

A:Registry & Docs&Settings Messed Up

I forgot to add this log.

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Hi there,

I must have recently fiddled with some setting or other in Windows XP.

Unfortunately this seems to have changed how folders are viewed !

(Please see screenshots 1 & 2 sent as attachments)

These screenshots are before and after shots

As you can see? screenshot 1, (before) has a kind of blue taskbar with things that might be useful to do.

However on screenshot 2, (after) the blue taskbar has disappeared !!!

Another thing is?. in the My pictures folder, as you can see, I used to be able to get the pictures running as a filmstrip (see screenshot 1 ? before)

Now the best I can get are thumbnail shots (see screenshot 2 ? after)

I have tried to change the setting by going into the view tab however the filmstrip option is not there.

This is very frustrating

Please help

Regards Richard Milner.

A:[SOLVED] Messed up some settings in Windows XP

Tools>folder options>Tasks(show common tasks in folder)

Is that any help??

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Is there a way I can restore the default permission settings on a hard drive. I have two drives my master which Vista runs on, and a secondary drive, with all my audio and video files I use for all my editing, plus my photos and music. I was messing around with the premission settings, and I am set as an Adminstrator, but now all my files are not accessible, I have tried to do a million things but I have to click so many windows just get to a file to use. Is there anything I can do to get back to the orignal settings!

Thanks a ton!

A:Messed up my Permission Settings on Vistax32

Try using system restore to reset the settings. If not, create a new user account with administrator priveleges and delete the old one.

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So i got this problem: When I go to the pc settings screen, I can't see most of it because colors are all messed up; the only things that do show up is the menu on the left and some other things but only when I drag the mouse over it, and the rest is all black. This is really frustrating me, can anyone help me out on how to make it normal how it should be?

A:PC Settings Screen colors messed up

Come on, people, I really need this fixed!

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I wanted to change accounts permissions to different folders and disks and I suppose I broke something else. Everything was ok until I've changed security permissions here:

Now how it looks. It allows me to work with Windows, but... I can't install anything because it is saying that Win is working in safe mode (strange!), security center stopped showing my antyvir (Avira Antyvir) and firewall (Zonealarm) status saying that I don't have them (earlier security center detects both without any problem) and everything is working rather strange.

If I remove NETWORK SERVICE from security perm. then Win is loading 2 minutes, without audio, taskbar, can't copy and paste and many many more.

It is even more strange because I managed to repair system week ago and it was working without NETWORK SERVICE, but today it broke again...

How to repair it?

A:Solved: I've messed up security settings

Where did you change the settings? The image gives no information about what files and folders you changed.

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I ran combofix the other day and it screwed up my time settings. The clock is in the 24 hour format and I can't change it back. I have tried to change it by rt. click then adjust date and time but there is nothing there to change it. I tried to put P.M. next to it, and I went to the control panel and tried it there. No luck. Since I got Conbofix from this website I figured you may be able to help.

thanks in advance.

xp pro sp2

A:Combofix Messed Up My Time Settings


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I tried to set up a network between my laptop and my PC, and then gave up after a few failed attempts. I then tried to directly connect to the internet with my laptop, which then didn't work, even though the modem was plugged in correctly. Msn worked but firefox and internet explorer didn't so I thin something is wrong. Can anyone help? )I pinged a website in DOS, so the DNS is resolving) If not I will have to format.

A:I've sorta messed some network settings up

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I am working on a friend's computer and I did a clean install of Windows XP pro. Before that I did the transfer files and settings but used the one from the computer that currently had XP Home SP2 on it. Now there is a message that says something about migration and that it can't transfer the files in. What do I do to get his files transfered?

I suppose I could put XP Home back on it and transfer the files back, then do the transfer using the XP pro cd like I was supposed to. Then I could reload XP Pro. Ideas?

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This is my first post here, so hi to everyone.
I just got an ASUS X401a Notebook and I want to use a flash drive to boot from Linux.
I need to change the sequence in the BIOS so that the flash drive is first choice to boot from.
I have no problem accessing the BIOS utility, but it allows me to alter only some settings. Those in blue colored font I can change those in black font I cannot. What drive to boot from first is in black and not adjustable.
I used command line to work as admin and I also set up a password for admin in the BIOS to access the BIOS utility, but still no go; some things are allowed to be changed some aren't.

Any help is appreciated.

A:BIOS: Can access BIOS utility, but cannot change settings.

Is it asking for a password or something?

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I recently took a BIOS update and I later on found out that it has messed up my Notebook. File transfer speed has been riduculously slow, games and movies stutter occasionaly. Everything has changed and it does not look good. Product Info: Model: Pavilion AB522TXOS: Windows 10 64-bit ( updated to the very last) RAM: 8 GBProcessor: i5-6200U

View Solution.

A:Downgrade a BIOS update or Optimising BIOS settings

Hey @Rahul_mk,  I would like to welcome you to the HP Support Community. If my reply resolves your issue or answer your question(s),  please let others know this reply was helpful by clicking the Accept as Solution button. I understand that you did a BIOS upgrade but it did not take well to your HP Pavilion Notebook - 15-ab522tx. You mentioned that your Notebook is now slow and games and movies are stuttering.  Many HP Notebooks have an HP BIOS Restore tool that may recover the BIOS from an earlier version and restore basic functionality. Please follow the documentation to do a BIOS reset.  Have you tried to perform a hard reset?Which BIOS version did  you upgrade to? You said that Windows 10 is up to date.Have you tried using the HP Support Assistant for updates also?  You can try following the below steps to reload the factory installed BIOS Setup Settings:In the BIOS Setup utility, select the Exit tab.Select Load Setup Defaults.Select Save Changes and Exit (pressing F5 and the Enter key will also load the Setup Defaults).Press Esc and then Enter to exit Setup.If you require further assistance, I would be more than happy to continue to help you. Please re-post with any information you think may help me find a resolution for you. Please also let me know if the BIOS reset works. If yo... Read more

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I have a HP 2760P and I'm running Windows 7 64bit,I did a clean install since I replaced the harddisk, I installed HP Protect Tools. Problem:Most of the BIOS settings are grayed out, I can't change anything. Do I need to login to the BIOS as Administrator or so? When I enter the BIOS I get asked to login.I can only login with my Domain-Account, I can't enter another account name.I therefore login and see the bios-settings.However most settings are grayed out."Set Administrator Password" is also grayed out. How can I enable the BIOS-settings?Do I need to Login into the BIOS as an Administrator? How can I do that, during entering the BIOS it only let's me login as my regular domain-account or how can I even set an Administrator-Password? Thanks and best regards 

A:BIOS settings grayed out, Login To BIOS as Administrator?

leonardlin wrote:I have a HP 2760P and I'm running Windows 7 64bit,I did a clean install since I replaced the harddisk, I installed HP Protect Tools. Problem:Most of the BIOS settings are grayed out, I can't change anything. Do I need to login to the BIOS as Administrator or so? When I enter the BIOS I get asked to login.I can only login with my Domain-Account, I can't enter another account name.I therefore login and see the bios-settings.However most settings are grayed out."Set Administrator Password" is also grayed out. How can I enable the BIOS-settings?Do I need to Login into the BIOS as an Administrator? How can I do that, during entering the BIOS it only let's me login as my regular domain-account or how can I even set an Administrator-Password? Thanks and best regards What I have found is that this situation arose for me when I logged in to the BIOS as a regular user after installing HP ProtectTools and enabling Pre-boot authentication.  I needed to log in as an admin user. However, in my case, I had yet to set up an administrative password for the BIOS prior to setting up HP ProtectTools.  What I needed to do was the following set of steps: 1.  When the system reboots, it SHOULD give you the option to log in to the BIOS as a guest or registered user.  Log in as GUEST into the BIOS instead of a registered user (wierd, but it works).2.  Go to BIOS Security settings and create a BIOS admin password.3.  You... Read more

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I have a Dell inspiron 9200 which is very old about 8 years. Anyway, the laptop screen died a few days ago.

I connected an external monitor and the windows xp booted up fine to the external monitor. So I assume it was making the external monitor as the primary display.

Anyway, I was tweaking the Display settings from the control panel and checked on the extend monitor box and selected monitor 2 and clicked OK.

Now when I boot up windows it doesn't show my main desktop. It shows only the wallpaper background. I tried pressing F8 key which controls the LCD but to no avail. I can't access anything so I can undo what I did.

Does anyone have any ideas?

A:Solved: I messed up the multiple monitor settings

I fixed it myself. Before I was pressing F8 only. This time I press Fn + F8 at the same time and I got my main desktop back. Very happy person.

Now I can backup my data and bookmarks and get ready to buy a new laptop.

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Here are Microsoft's Instructions to Change Settings for Updates

"...In the left pane, click Change settings.

Under Microsoft Update, select the Give me updates for Microsoft products and check for new optional Microsoft software when I update Windows check box.

To get notifications of new Microsoft software, select the Show me detailed notifications when new Microsoft software is available check box..."

See the attached two (2) .png images. On my 32 Bit Windows 7 Starter, notice how the required boxes needed to check are not shown. I would like to have this ability - just like on my 64 Bit Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit Notebook. Seems like Microsoft goofed up something in their system software for Windows 7 Starter 32 bit.

Any ideas how to get the missing check boxes? Maybe with REGEDIT? Or something else?

A:Change Update Settings Win 7 Starter 32 Bit - Messed Up

From experience I know that Win 7 Starter has some items removed, might it not be that your OS has these update settings missing?

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hello, this is my first post on this forum. i am in need of some help regarding the windows 7 wireless settings.
a couple of days ago i downloaded the microsoft virtual wifi miniport software to attempt to connect to both my 4g connection on my android via tethering and also my home wifi network, i finished the download and ran the .msi or whatever file but couldnt figure out what exactly to do next, so instead i went online and downloaded net32(i think), i proceeded to install the software and upon completion received an error message telling me that the driver install failed, and that i needed to type "install driver" into the programs command prompt, right as i hit enter, my whole screen went black and i got a blue error box telling me windows shut down to protect my computer, so i restarted, and everything worked fine... up untill last night.

last night i was on and got banned, so i decided i wanted a proxy server type of deal to prevent this from happening, so i downloaded and installed hotspot sheild. the ****ing program never even connected, i went on their website with their live chat with a representative. i asked what i should do since it wasnt connecting to their servers, he ; John, told me to temporarily disable my firewall, so i did. still nothing, so he told me to disable my antivirus, so stopped the malwarebytes proccess tree, still nothing. next, he told me to go into my processes and close out anything that looked like it might block ... Read more

A:wireless card problems messed with settings and in need of help!

i would seriously love any help at all, maybe some pointers of what i could do? i just need it back for work and to run my blog.

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Calling any fellow tech geeks - I need some help! :(

Installed Win 7 (ultimate) on a refurbished netbook I got. It was working fine before the install now the resolution is 600 x 800 (ech) with no ability to switch to the native resolution of 1028 x 600 (I believe those are the #'s, don't remember by heart but Im sure you'd understand)...

Also wifi access seems to be lost. And even after reinstalling the wireless driver for the card it has, it fails to find internet connections. I read that I could enable the wireless card (incase it was somehow disabled) through BIOS but I have no idea how to do that within the BIOS menu. I've tried many things but the resolution & wireless are killing me... Any ideas how to fix this? Please let me know.

Acer Aspire One netbook / Win 7 OS. No idea what the graphics card is. Shoot maybe I should have downloaded its drivers too... I'll get on that. The website for drivers has sooo many (4 drivers for wireless cards) and I dunno which to install. Im using my sisters laptop & transferring the files to it bc theres no net access at all.

Help? Whoever understands these things. :(

A:Help! Installed Win7 (netbook) & settings messed up!

There are more than 20 models in the Aspire One range, so first make sure you select the exact model on the Acer support page.

Then select Windows 7 Ultimate x32 from the drop-down selection box.

That will reduce the choice of drivers considerably and you should see only those which apply to your model for that version of Windows.

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Hi all,

I'm about at my wit's end with this so hopefully someone can shed a little light on it.

Last week, Windows Update installed a new update, and all of a sudden, the gamma on my monitor was much brighter than what I had been working with. The color settings on my computer are critical to my work, so even just a small gamma change is not something I can live with. I went into the Nvidia control panel to try to change it back, but every time I would try to make any alteration, it would reset back to the messed up setting. This is even before I ever hit Apply. I would make a change and *immediately* it would revert back to the messed up settings. The exact same thing happened whenever I'd try to alter the color settings through the Windows Control Panel. I tried altering the color using the monitor settings but that just doesn't even come close to having the same effect as the software.

The next day Nvidia came out with a driver update and then everything went back to normal. Then the very next day after that Windows came out with another update and I was back to my messed up settings.

I've been scouring the internet and there appears to be a history of Nvidia/Windows 10 Updates issues, but none of the solutions thus far have worked for me. I've completely uninstalled everything Nvidia. I've uninstalled the most recent two Windows Updates, but I'm still not able to get my color settings back and my patience is starting to wear thin. I feel like the only thing I haven't ... Read more

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I had this virus that won't get me to safe mode, so I configured msconfig to do repetitive booting to safe mode. Now how do I change it in recovery console without erasing files in my computer I I hadnt done it already. I did bootcfg /rebuild but it seemed to add unnecessary OS's. Did copy and repair of my files I think it would just replace some of the window files. Did chkdsk. I think that is it. Could you tell me what do in baby steps? Thank you. If I need to reformat I think that is fine, but I have only burnt windows cd's with cd key they have some scratches, but I think they can work. Also please give ne a list of how to reformat if need be.

A:Messed up my boot settings and and added unnecessary OS

Instructions all the way at the bottom of the page

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hi guys, im having a problem with all my windows media video types and any streaming video (wmv and such, basically anything that opens with windows media player or winamp)(quicktime is uneffected). i think the default settings are bugged, since every video i watch is zoomed in and is all shaded with blue. i dont know how to restore the default settings, can anyone help?

A:messed up settings for window video files

forget about this, i found out it was a messed up video overlay option. im still unsure on how it got changed tho, since i never messed with it...

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First of all there is a wierd black frame around my monitor and I can't connect to internett because my computer doesn't detect my network card neither my graphics and maybe other stuff please help!!

A:Just restored my computer to factory settings now it's all messed up!

Please post make, model and actual OS: is it Windows 7 Home Premium, Pro or other?
Is this an original Windows 7 computer or was it an upgrade from XP or Vista?
What is the reason you restored the computer to factory settings?
How did you restore it to factory settings?
You mentioned
--- "a wierd black frame around my monitor"
------ is this something new upon doing the factory restore or was their a similar problem before?
--- "I can't connect to internett because my computer doesn't detect my network card"
------ A USB Internet adapter could be helpful to get connected
--- "neither my graphics"
------ We'll need more information on what this means
------ it's possible the black frame around the monitor is related to this item  
--- "maybe other stuff"
------ we'll need more descriptive information to sort this one out
Troubleshooting procedures for those items will need to be taken into account but I think it's a good idea to know the basics of the above questions

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Hi ppl. I recently installed a little script freeware program which said it would allow me to change certain settings regarding folder view options.
The program created an undo log when I ran it as it said it would, and as it didn't do what I wanted it to I chose to run the "undo" file and then removed the program.

The problem is that now there are random folder display changes happening on my system. Mainly random pictures on folders in thumnail view, that do not relate to the folder in anyway, and have been somehow used from unrelated folders. This is really annoying. I have run system restore to a month previous, however there is still the folder picture problem, I dont know if the script is still running - but does anyone know how I can restore original folder config. (I have tried control pannel - folder options etc, but it has not fixed the problem)

Thanks alot. C

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new user. hope i'm posting according to rules. I wanted to change windows 7 (64 bit) security properties and change permissions on the document and settings folder that denied me access. so i went in and messed with everyone, SYSTEM, and Administrators.I can't even tell you which permissions i tried to allow, but SYSTEM at this point has no allow/deny arrows (except a grayed out special permissions check mark); everyone has black ALLOW ARROWS on everything but special permissions is grayed out on DENY; and administrators has all ALLOW BLACK ARROWS on everything but special permissions which has no arrow on allow or deny.

UPSHOT PROBLEM: there's a dialog box that won't close:
it says: (ERROR APPLYING SECURITY) An error occurred while applying security information to: C:\Documents and Setttings. Access is denied.
it has a continue and a cancel button. When i click the cancel button, this dialog pops up: (WINDOWS SECURITY) Stopping the pro9pagation of permission settings leads to an inconsistent state, in which some objects have the settings but others don't. If you made the change by mistake, you should apply the correct change immediately to achieve a consistent state. when i press, OK, the above box pops up again and i can't get out of either error box or Documents and Settings Properties.

Please help.

also, the lock on the documents and settings folder disappeared and now folder looks like it's a shortcut.


A:Messed with Documents and Settings Properties/Permissions. Help.

You are going to get varying advice on this, but I can tell you from experience that what you have done can't be fixed. YOU WILL have to reinstall Windows to get back to a normal, secure installation. There simply is no other way.

You DO NOT need access to Documents and Settings because it is no longer used It is just a pointer to the C:\USERS folder so that older programs continue to function. Don't mess with permissions on folders unless you personally created that folder.

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Hi everyone,

I'm wondering if anyone can help me to set up my bios. I've 'tweaked' this, and ticked that, and now the pc just starts up, runs for a few seconds, and shuts down. I really don't know what to do.


A:Messed up Bios

For starters, your OS ME,XP,7.8 ?

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Recently, my computer was running poorly and i had never updated my bios so i tried and i believe i messed up somehow. Sometimes it will start and other times it won't, sometimes it will start in safe mode and other times it won't. I have Biostar motherboard and an Intel chipset E2200. I have been to the website and tried to fix things but i'm not real sure where to start. Nothing i do seems to help and i am at wits end. I don't mind re-installing and starting over if i could reformat the hard drive i would do that and start over. Need help, thanks for anything.

A:I messed my BIOS up, need help

Do you have dual bios?

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My BIOS is messed up really bad.

It is a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop.  On the security settings:
Supervisor password: Clear
User password: Clear
HDD password: Frozen

I tried to run a few BIOS freeware clear programs, and I have tried to remove the battery and press the power button for 30 seconds to try to force reset the BIOS back to defaults, but still no luck.  I cannot boot to windows normally or into safe mode in anyway without it rebooting non-stop on the test screen.
i am currently using Mini Windows XP on the same laptop that is having this issue off the CD Hirren's Boot CD.
It is able to boot from a disk, or USB, but the not he hard drive.
Please respond to this ASAP with ideas on how to fix this issue or email me at:
[email protected]
Thanks in advance,

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I was updating my drivers using MSI's Live Update 6. I accidentally downloaded a bios that I didn't want to download. Now when I load my computer the monitor doesn't show anything.

I'm using a MSI H81M-P33 motherboard. Any other info can be asked if needed.

Whats my problem? What are possible solutions? Whats the easiest solution?

A:I messed up my BIOS!

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Well in doing resurch for a freind in trying to understand the process of overclocking and sheer curiosty to see what my system would be able to push alittle harder i found my way in my bios and desided reluctently to play around with it some to see if i could get my medocer pc to push alittle harder than what it is set for and well i saved and almost immeditly my screen went blank and every time i try to restart my computer, there is nothing being emulated by my screen even thought the montier is in prime shape. aghh so how badly should i kick my own tush and what should i do to repair what i have broken???!?

A:Ahh i think i messed up me bios

Unplug from the power socket, opem the case and remove the MOtherboard battery . . leave it out for a half hour, then put it back and try booting . . that should reset the BIOS to defaults

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Im starting this thread so that for all who have unlocked their bios for wirelesscard whitelist removal or what ever, using the link on techInferno using svl7 mod can have a guide as to what settings can be used to improve the performance of their y510p and what settings to stay away from.  For those who have difficulties in retrieving the files from techInfernos website can pm me. Any and all suggestions and requests are welcome. Happy modding.

A:Y510p Bios mod, Best unlocked bios settings.

I would do this, but after paying 1000 for this laptop, that risk of bricking the bios..

Lenovo y510p - Intel Quad-core 4th gen i7-4700MQ @3.40Ghz - 16GB RAM - 1TB HDD 8GB SSD - 1080p FHD - Nvidia 755m SLI

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I have a VN7-572G. The presented BIOS settings are sort of lackluster for a gaming laptop and I know what I'm doing enough to tinker with more advanced settings. I've examined the BIOS for this laptop and there are a ton of locked-away settings. Unfortunately, there is some sort of BIOS security implemented that prevents me from just flashing a modified BIOS onto this laptop. Is there perhaps some sort of way to officially access more advanced settings or any way of requesting one from Acer?

A:Advanced BIOS Settings and/or Unlocked BIOS? (VN7-...

Hi, Short answer, NO. 

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I would really appreciate some help/advice with the following, as I`m pretty much at my wits end:
I attempted to install a second harddrive into my pc, something which I`ve done before in other pcs without too much trouble. After swapping the order of the four drives (two hdds, plus a cdrom and a cdrw) around till they all were seen by windows, and in the order that I wanted, I turned the pc off (cant quite remember why, it was over a week ago), went and ate. When I switched it back on it wouldn`t boot, so I got the cmos screen up, and checked that everything looked as it should. It did, so I tried booting again, and it would hang each time, the only way I could get out of the hang was to pull the plug out. So I did this maybe a dozen times, then had the "bright" idea of resetting the cmos jumper on the mobo. Nothing drastic happened, good or bad, so I reset the clock/date made sure the hdd settings were set to "auto", and then exited. It hung again, so I pulled the plug, and then Nothing. The fan comes on, and the light, but that`s it. I have an AOC monitor that turns itself off onto standby mode if it dosn`t get a signal, which is what happens when I plug it in now. I`ve tried disconnecting all drives and just running it with ram, and graphics (it`s onboard, not a seperate card), but still the monitor switches to standby, giving a "no signal or cable disconnected" message first. There`s no beeps, no floppy boot if I connect the floppy. Jus... Read more

A:Bios/ Mobo messed up, need help please

hmmm... you should get SOMETHING with just the CPU plugged in... even with the memory pulled out.

Your system might have died, and sticking in RAM into it might have damaged your "old" memory... speculating. I or anyone else wasn't there... and don't know anything about your hardware.

Try only this when powered up: CPU ONLY. no drive cables getting power or data to the board. Just the CPU, not even the memory - you should still get POST, if its still alive. (also, reset CMOS again too. unplug power - change cmos jumper for a few seconds then back to normal, replug power cord, press power button).

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Big trouble this time,

so i installed new bios software for my compaq laptop from the offical site (exidently i wanted to install new wireless network adapter drivers but i didn't read carefull enough) and now my laptop starts up i see the light burning and hear him running and everything but my screen isn't showing anything. From the biggining my screen stays black and i can't enter anything, i got a backup on a external harddrive and there is also a backup from compaq itself on a partition with vista on it. But i have no single clue on how to acces them with a black screen.

Please help me


A:New Bios driver messed up

I tried every suggestion on the compaq support website, and i also removed the battery from my bios but nothing worked.
Please help me i'm getting a little bit despared now because i had a big school project to turn in .


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Could you tell me how my bios should be to reinstall windows 7 from a usb memory stick please?????

A:Solved: Messed up bios

It appears from another of your posts this is a Pavilion G6? To access the BIOS Setup, turn on the computer and repeatedly press the ESC key to enter the Startup Menu, and then press the F10 key to enter the BIOS setup utility. Chose the System Configuration tab where the boot order is set. Boot first from USB and second from the hard drive, save the changes.

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Eeeek!!! I was clearing out some old files and I have accidently run (from within XP) a BIOS flash utility for my old AOpen AX6BC mobo. MY current mobo is an MSI K8N Neo2. From what I can recall, the utility perfoms the BIOS flash the next time that the PC is rebooted. The file is called ax6bc110.exe. I have tried to delete the file both from Windows and from a Dos box, but I am being told that the file is in use. I have looked in Task Manager but I cannot find an entry that relates to this file.

Any help would be great (once you've stopped laughing!). I shall be leaving my PC on until I get this sorted!!


A:Help, I've messed up a BIOS flash!!

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I've had my laptop for over a year now, and this issue just arose. The colour settings on Intel control panel seem to have changed. However, when I set it back to 'default' it's super bright, and almost impossible to read text.

Could someone who is running Windows 8, and has Intel Control Panel tell me what settings they have (under display -> Colour enhancement)?
The settings I'm currently using are as close as I could get to the original (in terms of colour) [Pic 1]

I can't show you what it looks like, because screenshots just display the screens as normal looking, and if I use a camera, the pictures will appear too bright/dim anyway.

Why are the default settings on Intel so bright?

A:Solved: Intel Control Panel colour settings messed up

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Firefox, Steam, Filezilla, Skype all work.
IE, Chrome, Evernote and others all dont.

Windows Network Diagnostic tool says:
Windows could not automatically detect this network's proxy settings

Chrome Says:
Error 137 (net::ERR_NAME_RESOLUTION_FAILED): Unknown error.

Its not a virus or malware, its likely because i removed registry keys related to old web filtering software.

In the Internet Options settings it is set to automatically detect settings and no proxy server is set.

Please help and thanks.

A:Proxy Settings messed up in windows, but firefox and some applications work.


Have you ran an malware scanner to be sure you don't have any baddies on the computer? If not run malwarebytes ( link in my sig).

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hey last night I was watching a movie from some site and i got infected with a couple of viruses, namely omk.exe and ping.exe, anyways i believe they got on my system through javascript and began replicating and causing all sorts of malicious problems. I pretty much put that computer to sleep and started looking for answers on how to remove the viruses on my laptop(because it seemed like just by my very computer being on it was under all sorts of attacks like processes reopening, then opening other processes, chokeing the memory etc...) so anyways to jump ahead a little bit, i did a search in safe mode, got rid of some stuff, got back on normal windows, things are running fine w/o extra processes going nuts, but now i have some residual problems left seems that whenever i click common applications like internet explorer or video games i play, whose icons are on desktop, and a few start menu items (particularly system restore) it cant load the programs... i cant figure out why but whenever i try to open more sophisticated software it keeps asking me what program to open with (the choose from program/application window)

well anyways back to the direct topic/problem at hand, when i try to click on system restore i get window prompted asking "open with" program's to choose from the list of software applications i have. So anyways, no internet, no games, no system restore.... how on earth do i go about fixing that?

A:Virus messed up some some sensitive settings, need help getting system restore operational

You need to restore the file associations (, but if I were you I'd post in the Am I Infected forum on this site and make sure your system is malware free.

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I just recently changed something with my bios and now my comp doesn't boot up at all. Not getting any power to the keyboard anymore, the monitor doesn't display ANYTHING, no post tests or anything. I'm a complete newb when it comes to tweaking bios so I probably shouldn't have been messing with anything there in the first place, but I guess that's obvious now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Messed with my bios and now it won't boot, no post...

If you have the motherboard or computer instruction manual, find out how to reset the BIOS by using the jumper on the motherboard. If you can't find that, unplug the computer then remove the battery from the motherboard and replace it after five minutes. :grinthumb

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systemax tiger amd athelon 1700+XP Processor - I deleted wrong files couldn't start at all. I do not have recovery disks for this computer so I Tried recovery disks from my other computer which is an T2692 E Machine running XP. It got me a screen but I could not re-install win XP. I finally managed to reformat C: and installed an old copy of Win98 but not working properly. Still can not install my XP - get the following error "Micro Tech Error 3E6H setup can not continue". Win 98 is not working correctly. The first screen I see that shows Windows 98 is completely black on top half of screen but bottom is correct. It then does go to the desktop with icons but If I go to control panel and system it gives me error to shut down.
I may have screwed up the bios also as I kept trying different things. Is there somewhere I can look and make sure all the bios settings are where they should be.
Motherboard # is GA-7vTXE+KT266A DDR Motherboard
Have I messed up too badly or can all my problems be corrected? i would appreciate any help, I have been working on for two days with not much luck.

A:deleted files & Messed up bios

You can Reset your Bios to all Default Settings using the Jumpers on the Main Circut Board.

Usually JBat 1 Jumpers but check your manual.Otherwise take out the battery for 15-20Mins and Reinsert.

Make sure you have the power completely disconnected from the mainboard.
Take out the Power Lead from the Power Supply Unit.
Make sure you earth youeself first before touching componants inside the Box....keep touching the metal on the PC Box.

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I just recently changed something with my bios and now my comp doesn't boot up at all. Not getting any power to the keyboard anymore, the monitor doesn't display ANYTHING, no post tests or anything. I'm a complete newb when it comes to tweaking bios so I probably shouldn't have been messing with anything there in the first place, but I guess that's obvious now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Messed with my bios and now it won't boot, no post...

Search forum

this has been talked about often here do search for methods that might fix

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So my computer wasnt running the best so i figured maybe I should update my drivers. So I went to the website and got to the Live Update Online. I let it update and do what it had to and then I saw this BIOS/Firmware update or something like that so i deceided to do it. I didnt read the Important note posted on the page before i clicked "Yes I would like to try and my own risk" Button. heres what it states.

Important! In order to flash the BIOS/Firmware safely, please make sure to close all running applications in your system before flashing. (Including Outlook, ICQ, Anti-Virus application, etc)

So Yea. I didnt read that. and After I let it do that and give me and error half way through I think. But anyways I had remebered I had left Norton antivirus on. So now whenever I go back to the site and click that try at own risk button.. it restarts my computer now. My fans have sped up and make more noises. not to mention it did ask me if i wanted to backup bios on a floppy. and well... when i Build this computer. I wasnt so smart about buying one of those to put in.. I forgot all about it. So no backup on floppy disc. Now My question for you is How do I fix this? Get a new PSU? I mean it sounds with my ears like it is just dieing after I did that. and I read somewheres it does something to your PSU and restarting. Or is there a alternative way to load my old bios back to normal? Please help. This is killing me. My mom bought me a new graphics ... Read more

A:BIOS/Firmware Messed up my Computer?

sounds like you may have corrupted the bios
few things to try
1) can you reload the bios again correctly
2) There may be a jumper on the motherboard to reset the bios
3) Remove the motherboard cmos battery and wait a few minutes - then refit

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Brand new intel p4 has issues. Please help. it shows the intel p4 screen, start bios then gets a few 95,BA, 94, E9. Then gets a long consistent beeping noise. It sounds like the bios is messed up.

Under system summary, it says sys manufacturer intel

system model D945gtp
system type x86-based pc

What can I do to fix this issue. I appreciate any and all help.

A:Solved: Bios seems to be needed please.

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I have reset the BIOS features, and realize that that was not a good thing to do, because now my secondary third and fourth ide are displayed as not installed under the CMOS features in BIOS. Only the Primary IDE master shows as installed (cd-rom). How do I get the rest to show up so my computer can boot up?

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Strange issue. Trying to fix a boot-up issue. After a good cleaning, the Dell Laptop would still boot up to DELL logo 60% of the time. Checked boot priority in System Setup and #1 was set to Windows Boot Manager. Changed the order to OS, and it booted. After sitting for a while, the DELL logo would appear again, no waking it, hard reset, checked the settings, and Windows Boot Manager was back to #1.

After messing with it, did a RESET. Same issue is happening. DELL logo stuck at loading. Keep having to change boot order to get it to boot. Yes, I save options before exiting. Restored default settings in bios. hmmmmm. Do a clean install?? And what is the correct boot order anyway?

A:After RESET, Boot priority still messed up in BIOS

The PC does boot to windows boot manager...

But if you keep have issues - do a clean install and then install facory dell drivers..

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Hi all, yesterday I tried to update my Dell XPS12 (9Q33 mid 2013) BIOS to the last version (A08). During the installation, the laptop remained stuck in "EC programming" at 50%..I waited two hours but nothing changed and my PC was unusable: completely blocked, no keyboard,no touch and even the windows clock was blocked. 
So, as I read in a lot of BIOS-related threads, I removed the AC adaptor and let it discharge completely..some users resolved with this workaround, and their PC's worked well after.
Unfortunately, my XPS12 doesn't want to power up anymore..I also tried to put the .hdr file of the BIOS in a USB stick and tried to power up with "end" button pressed. It powers up and the fans are working, but nothing happens then..Am I using the wrong procedure to repair the BIOS?

Thanks in advance,


A:Dell XPS12 messed up during BIOS update

Good day ,
To help me resolve this issue I would ask your assistance by performing these troubleshooting steps,
1)Remove all the peripheral components from the system .2)Disconnect the charger from the system ,battery from the system and perform the power drain test on the system .
3)Plug in the charger back and use F2 key to get into BIOS then use F9 key to reset the BIOS to default settings.
4)If you are unable to get to the BIOS page or if there are any concerns do reply to this post with the service tag of the system (sent via private message ) so that I can look into the specifications of the system to assist you better .
Awaiting your reply .
Have a great day ahead !
Kindest Regards ,

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I am trying to change the boot device so I can install a clean version of Windows 10, but the bios resolution is off. On my screen I am only able to see the top half or so of the bios. My motherboard is an Asus P8Z68-V LE. Does anyone have any ideas?

A:Bios resolution messed up; can't navigate menu

Change the frequency of the monitor to 60Hz temporarily.

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I have been messing with my windows 7 and can still get online and into cam sites and stuff but can not watch movies on my favourite Movies2k and also can not download music. This was all working fine untill I started messing and can not get it sorted. It can't be to serious but really need help please!!!!

A:Solved: Messed with settings, Can't download music or watch online films anymore????

1. Which settings did you mess with?

2. Do you have System Restore turned on? If so, check for a restore point prior to the day of
you changing the settings. That should fix the problem, if you have a restore point dated before the incident.

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Wondering how I can fix this.... Did recommended BIOS update and now getting message "operating system loader has no signature.  Incompatible with SecureBoot.  All bootable devices failed Secure Boot verification".
Pls help!  

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A friend of mine was no longer able to get into Windows XP on her PC and wanted to save a lot of digital photos. So I took her PC, removed her HD and swapped it with my secondary HD. (My PC has a primary SATA drive w/ the OS and a secondary IDE drive for storage). When I turned on my PC, for some reason it booted off of her drive I had swapped in. I wanted to get online to do some troubleshooting so I removed her HD and put mine back in. That is when the "strike f1 to retry reboot, strike f2 to enter setup" error message starting occurring. I have reset my BIOS and cleared NVRAM. I believe I did this correctly because each time afterwards it would attempt the automatic IDE configuration. Anyways, the BIOS is not recognizing ANY of my drives (2 dvd drives, the primary sata HD, and the secondary IDE HD).

Any help would be much appreciated, thank you!

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I just realized I posted about this in the wrong place earlier (Am infected. What do I do?) and without the proper preparation. I sincerely apologize.

I am on Windows XP SP2 and my problems started with Memory fixer which I believe got on my system because I had an outdated copy of Java. I got rid of the memory fixer virus with Malwarbytes and a program called iexplore.exe because I read on a site that's what I needed to do. (I'm not sure using iexplore was the correct thing to do however.) I also ran ccleaner and I believe (though I've tried so many fixes I'm no longer entirely sure) that it was after that that my computer got caught in a continuous shutdown loop with the message "The system is shutting down. Please save all work in progress and log off. Any unsaved changes will be lost. This shutdown was initiated by NT Authority\System" followed by a 60 second "Time Before Shutdown" countdown.

Several services are not running and I cannot access them properly in services to start them or change their properties. I have no networking, no internet, no copy and paste, no taskbar, no sound and any attempt to run or reinstall Mcafee or Malwarebytes doesn't work. I can abort the shutdown using shutdown - a and If I simply stop enough running processes the 60 second shutdown loop stops but I still get the shutdown warning and countdown on certain actions like opening a new program.

Fortunately I happen to have unlocker which has ... Read more

A:System settings messed up after infestation. In a continuous shutdown loop with no sound, internet, taskbar, service controls,...

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If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply'... Read more

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Not Sure If This Is The Correct Section But Here It Goes. I Need To Change My Agp Aperture Size In My Bios Settings. However The Bios On My Comp Is Pretty Basic And No Obvious Settings For Aperture Size. I'm On A Compaq Presario 5000 Series If Anybody Can Help.

A:bios settings

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I have a Seagate 1TB Sata and a DVD write Sata. Windows device manager has always reported these as SCSI (not a unique problem I gather). Only the odd program refuses to see the sata drives.
All drivers up to date everything else runs ok.

Running AMI BIOS
under "Integrated Peripherals"
I have - On board Sata controller [Enabled]
On board sata mode [AHCI] ...the default setting

when I change [AHCI] to [Native IDE], windows device manager reports the drives as ATA. HDD speed slightly improved and all programs now see the Sata devices.

The [Native IDE] setting just doesn't seem right to me? Any comments?

A:BIOS settings for HDD

Sometimes, if the operating system is already installed, switching can cause problems, as it is reported. If IDE works, use it. IDE is what I use for my SSD and I have a beast ':.:'

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i have just upgraded from a intel celeron D 341 processor to a intel pentium 4 460, i have a packard bell 1307 imedia pc. I have been told i needed to change the settings in bios which ive done, just want to make sure these settings are correct, if i remember rightly so the only setting i changed below was the CPU Target Temperature which was on auto. My CPU temparture idles between 56-59C is this o.k. Thanks, Steve

CPU Configuration
CPU Internal Thermal Control [Auto]
Hyper Threading Function [Enabled]
Intel(R) SpeedStep(tm) Tech [Auto]

Power>Hardware Monitor
CPU Q-Fan Control [Enable]
CPU Fan Ratio [Auto]
CPU Target Temperature [60degC] (lowest setting available)

A:CPU fan settings in Bios

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i got a problem all my bios settings are all wrong and set at "0" how can i find all the right settings also half of my files are missing because of this i have tried to load the drivers disk but comes up with ms-dos has been terminated!!

can any one help me?

i got a patriot comptuer model number, pk 500-20

A:bios settings

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I have a really old computer Pentium II to be exact and of course something had to go wrong on me. it was the bios settings. It is a PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.0.A102 and these following message come up when i turn it on.

02B0 : Diskette Drive A error

Invalid system Configuration data - run configuration utility

Warning : IRQ not configured PCI network controller
Bus : 00, Device : 03, Function : 00

Warning : IRQ not configured PCI display controller
Bus : 00, Device : 09, Function : 00

is there any way you people out there can possibly help me?

A:BIOS Settings

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HI could someone tell me what setting I should select in the (bios)soft menu for a 2.1gig AMD Athlon xp processor on a Kg7-Raid motherboard

A:Cpu bios settings

here is a link with all AMD processor FSB and multiplier speeds

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i know that different frequencies for my processor in my Bios will set my processor at different speeds (In terms of Ghz), so, what setting do i want for max performance? all the numbers are ?/? (EX: 160/30, somethin like that)

A:BIOS settings

Without knowing what mobo/cpu you have, it's impossible to tell. Even with the info, all we could give is a estimate of what may be possible..

You can build two systems with exactly the same equipment, and both will act differently..

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Can anyone advise on BIOS settings, or suggest a good website.

I have been looking at how my PC is set up and just wonder why IRQs 3,4,7, and 14 are set to Monitor and IRQs 5,10,11,13,and 15 are set to ignore.

Is this likely to be correct?


A:BIOS Settings

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i dont know what settings i should have in bios, i dont know where to look for info on hard drives or cd roms. can anyone help? In standard setup window, there are acronyms or abbrev. that i do no recognize. CYL, HD, WP, SEC . What do they mean and where do i look for information to put numbers there. or do i even mess with that? E machine pentium III, with windows 2000 xp home edition.

A:bios settings

ag31 said:

i dont know what settings i should have in bios, i dont know where to look for info on hard drives or cd roms. can anyone help? In standard setup window, there are acronyms or abbrev. that i do no recognize. CYL, HD, WP, SEC . What do they mean and where do i look for information to put numbers there. or do i even mess with that?Click to expand...

You can start to learn what hardware you have by downloading Everest Free:
It will tell you about the SMART status of your disk drives and the temperatures of your System, CPU and Aux in addition to the rpms of your fans. Definitely do both the Quick and the Full Report.

The place where info and updates for your BIOS is located is at the website of the manufacturer of your motherboard.

The place where info and hard drive utilities is located is the manufacturer of your hard disk drives.

You can also learn by googling for example: "disk drive" & cyl
or checkout the hardware guides at

If you are not interested in overclocking your processor or having problems booting up, which usually means some kind of hardware problem - best not to mess with the BIOS settings until you know what you are doing.

-- Tom

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I'm trying to learn more about BIOS and it's settings, here are some settings that I'm not sure about:
HDD SMART Capability - Disabled (The manual says i should Enable this if i want to use a HDD monitoring program, which i use)
SATA Port0-1 Native Mode - Disabled (The manual says i should Enable this for XP)
Parallel Port Mode - SPP (I read in a guide that it would be better to change this to "ECP + EPP")
HPET Support - Enabled (It says it only works with Vista, should i disable it for XP?)
These are the ones I'm not sure about, anyone could tell what are the benefits or drawbacks of changing them?

Mobo: Gigabyte P35-DS3
OS: Win XP SP3

A:BIOS Settings

The BIOS default settings are usually okay as they are.

If you start changing settings without really knowing what you're doing, you can be left with non-working devices or a non-working computer.


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MOBO, ASUS M3A78-EM, installed devices, 1 x sata 11 HD, 1 x floppy, 1x dvd rom, ( IDE), 1 x sata DVD/CD drive, 1 x sata front panel multi port hub.

I?ve been trying to resolve some issues I have with boot times and I don?t understand some of my bios settings, could someone advise me please or correct my selections.
1) IDE dvd rom set as master, ( no slave ).
2) SATA 1 = HD.
3) SATA 2 = DVD/CD drive.
4) SATA 3 = multi port hub.
5) Onchip Sata chanel 1 = enabled.
6) Onchip Sata type = Sata, but options for RAID or AHCI.

7) Suppend mode = Auto.
8) ACPI 2.0 support = disabled.
9) acpi-APIC support = enabled.

Boot Sequence.
10) SATA 1 = HD.
11)SATA 2 = DVD/CD drive.
12) Floppy, ( can?t see the IDE DVD drive but can see it elsewhere and drive works ).
Please see 1,2,3,4, which drive does gets priority here on boot up, I hopping it's number 3/11, ( same drive ), or do I need to change sequence.

Advance, Internal Graphics
13) AMD 780 HD Audio = Enabled, ( I have no HD devices fitted, I have legacy 97 Audio enabled elsewhere ).
14) Audio Controller = Enabled
15 ) SPDIF outmode setting = SPDIF output, (option to select HDMI).

A:My Bios Settings

If you don't have a Hard drive RAID setup you can safely disable the sata chip for RAID.

You can also disable the DVD and floppy from the boot sequence. Just leaving the Hard Drive. That sometimes saves a few seconds. (re-enable them only when you need to boot from disk/dvd etc. They will still work within Windows if disbaled from the boot sequnce)

You can probably enable the ACPI 2.0 safely (advanced power management). However if it does cause issues, just disabled it again. It won't save you any time at boot, but will help with things like Sleep/Hibernate

The AMD 780 HD is an on-board High Definition Audio device. Try setting all options to HD instead of legacy 97

SPDIF is the digital output to things like stereos, surround systems etc. (yellow plug) Not needed if you plug speakers straight into the green/blue speaker jack ports.

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I upgraded my RAM and now my AMD Athlon 3200 processor is being read as 1100MHz. I guess i need to reset the BUS speed but I'm not sure to what as the automatic setting appears to be wrong. I have a PCChips M848A motherboard.

A:BIOS Settings

because it defaulted to 1100mhz, that would meen a multiplyer of 11 and a fsb of 100. The XP3200 with an 11 multiplyer has a 200fsb. So you need to change the CPU frequancy in the BIOS from 100 to 200mhz. If there is an option to run the RAM at the same speed as the CPU FSB and you put slow memory in (PC2700 or something) then the MB may have set the CPU fsb to match the memory. Some motherboards alow you to change the CPU and memory speeds seperately. If the memory is slower then DDR400 (PC3200) then you may have to run the memory at 166 or 133mhz and the CPU @ 200MHz. Hope this helps.

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i have an asus k8v-mx mother board. i picked up some new ram two 1gb ddr pc2100 ecc. i read my manual for my motherboard and says that they are supported. i found out i had to update my bios to run them. i successfully updated my bios and now i need help with the ecc settings in my bios so my cpu will accept the ram. can anybody help me

A:Need help with bios settings for ecc ram

You may only have 512 MB maximum

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Some questions about setting up my BIOS.
My MBO is a P4P800 BIOS AMI 12000312 Ver: 08.00.09

I have a selection for 32bit transfer rate, this is disabled. What is this and should it be enabled?

I have a selection for Throttle slow clock ratio set at 50%. What is this and should I change the setting?

With setting up the HDs there is setting for PIO and DMA they are both set for auto, should I turn off the PIO mode or will it atomically select the right DMA setting?

thanks for any help

A:BIOS settings

32bit transfer should be set on otherwise it will use 16bit transfer which is obviously a hell of a lot slower - and ancient technology.
Throttle slow clock is the power saving mode of the CPU and is only useful when running a laptop on batteries - basically run at half speed when not doing heavy work.
Leave the PIO mode and DMA as AUTO

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