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dvds not working anymore - games,cds ok

Q: dvds not working anymore - games,cds ok

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

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

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I have a windows 8 laptop. It's a few years old. It has always worked great until recently. I cannot burn DVDs or CDs anymore. It plays them fine. It's a TSSTcorp CDDVDW SU-B08AB drive. When I look at the driver it says Windows did not start a related device driver. To learn more, click the Driver tab and then click Driver Details. It says the driver has the current software. If I'm trying to burn a cd sometimes it will burn around half of the songs and then say there's an error. Sometimes it plays those songs and sometimes it doesn't. It did let me make a Blueray DVD once recently that played fine but nothing since then. I've tried multiple programs for burning a DVD or CD and no luck so far. Are there any programs that would clash with the drive? Any suggestions?

A:Can't burn DVDs or CDs anymore

When I look at the driver it says Windows did not start a related device driver.

If you right click the device in Device Manager->General tab. What is the device status? Is it working or is there an error code number?

Download and run Filter Load Order Tool. Select your drive. Click Clipboard the paste the result into next post

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Howdy y'all. I have a Packard Bell Easynote laptop and have not made any modifications to it since I got it. Recently, my DVD-ROM drive just decided it no longer wanted to read DVDs. Data and Music CDs are fine, and work without hassle or skip, but DVDs aren't even recognised. Device manager says it's working fine so I'm stumped!
Ideas ladies and gents?
P.S. This is not too urgent, I have other means of DVD watching.

A:DVD-ROM not reading DVDs anymore

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I dont know what happened, but my dvd drive wont work anymore. everytime i put a dvd in it acts like it can't read it. it wont even play dvds that used to work. my player is set in the right region so i dont know what to do. it wont play anything... please help.

A:cant play DVDs anymore

DVD players die sometimes.
Will it play CDs?

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Hi there, well basically I have just inserted a DVD into my drive and for some reason it doesn't work. I have tried with countless other DVDs which all worked. This has just started happening so i had no idea why. I went into device manager and it said i needed to update my PCouffin Device Driver. So i tried to do the automatic update thing where it browses the net to look for updates but it came back blank. I then google searched it to see if i could come up with a solution and a update because it was my understanding that the PCouffin driver had something to do with the DVD RW?

So I was just wondering if I need to update this driver for my DVD drive to work?

I'm on Windows vista home premium 64 - bit.

Thanks in advance any help would be most appreciated.

A:Can't play DVDs anymore.

you could try drivermax google it download it and run it you will have to sign up but it is not a problem as you need to to get the code to install the program once you have done this got to check on line they will list all your drivers and list the updates for your comp please note you do not have to take them all but you may find the one you need this is a free service and not a scam as i have used it myself and do not get any problems i would not give the info otherwise

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Lately I have been having an issue with both Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player when I try to watch a DVD. In Windows Media Center it says "Cannot Play DVD: The DVD may be in use by another application. If all other applications are closed, the video resolution may need to be lowered or the display connection type does not support playback of the DVD." I have checked multiple times and have not found any other applications using the DVD. Also, I am not sure where I can change the settings it mentions but I didn't change anything recently and I have always been able to play DVDs before.

When I try watching a DVD in Windows Media Player it says "Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD because there is a problem with digital copy protection between your DVD drive, decoder, and video card. Try installing an updated driver for your video card." I don't really know what to do with this or how to go about fixing it. I haven't tried much.

I have to believe that something happened that caused both applications to have issues since they both stopped being able to play DVDs at the same time. I don't know what to do and I don't know what I did. Please help me, any advice or suggestion is welcome!

Thanks in advance everyone!

A:Can't Play DVDs Anymore

Do the dvds play in vlc player?

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I am experiencing a problem which I've never encountered before. When I insert a DVD the window(or Wizard?) that says "Windows can perform the same task each time you insert a disk or connect a device with this kind of file" no longer opens. When it was working properly I usually checked "play with PowerDVD". I do a lot with video and DVD rendering so I did not check the "always do the selected action" box.
Now when Insert a DVD a window opens with two folders: AUDIO_TS and VIDEO_TS. I know what these folders represent, I just don't want that window opening. If I can Get the right window(Wizard?) to open up again when I insert a DVD I'm confident my problem will be resolved. I know what to click on in the VIDEO_TS folders to get the DVD to play but I have to use Nero to view it and do a lot more clicking. Needless to say this has also made the use of Virtual Drive less than joyful to work with!
Any help in resolving this issue would be greatly apreciated.
P.S. the issue seems to have arisen due to the install of Pinnacle Studio 11 ultimate

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I had a probelm which required me to delete some keys in the registry and by mistake i delete a wrong one. As a result when i now play DVD it comes up with error message:

Windows Media Player cannot play DVD video. You might need to adjust your Windows display settings. Open display settings in Control Panel, and then try lowering your screen resolution and color quality settings.

I know u need to be carefull so i made a system restore but it wont work. Does anyone know what i can do? DVDs now only work on VLC player. I have done a repair with the special CD but still no luck? i have tired to reinstall WMP (11) but same result. i do have codecs.

thanks in advance

A:WMP wont play DVDs anymore

I can help you get it to work again... But I need to know "what" codecs you already have installed.

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every time i try to play a DVD on my computer, the programs crash on me.... programs like Realplayer, PowerDVD, InterActual Player, Windows Media... and i was able to play DVDs a few weeks ago... does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can fix this?

A:My computer won't play DVDs anymore...

Sounds like your dvd drive has been locked to a diifirent area for diffirent dvd playback. open your driver's properties. make sure no disk is in as you'll open the disk properties instead. go to dvd-region tab. i believe that yours is locked. find what region is locked to. the dvd's of that region you can play normally. to unlock it ur looking for firmware update of the drive, good luck!!

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help i cant watch dvd on my hp laptop please help

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All of the sudden I can't burn DVDs anymore. I can still watch DVDs on my PC, I can still burn music CDs, but when I burn a DVD I get a long list of errors which ends with

[17:30:25] <---MT---> 5:30:23 PM #25 TRANSFER -27 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1799
[17:30:25] <---MT---> Could not perform start of Disc-at-once
[17:30:25] <---MT--->
[17:30:25] <---MT---> 5:30:23 PM #26 Phase 38 File APIProgress.cpp, Line 278
[17:30:25] <---MT---> Burn process failed at 2.4x (3,324 KB/s)
[17:30:25] <---MT--->
[17:30:25] <---MT---> Existing drivers:
[17:30:25] <---MT---> Registry Keys:
[17:30:25] <---MT---> HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\WinLogon\AllocateCDROMs : 0 (Security Option)

Can someone please help me....I use Nero if that matters

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Now my computer is quite old... i'll be the first to admit that, but up until recently i was still able to play DVDs on it. Now when i plonk my DVD into my DVD drive, the drive appears to be working away, but then eventually nothing happens.. it doesnt even say a dvd is in the drive in my computer. This confuzzles me as it still reads CDs.
I reckon it might be somthing to do with my DVD decoder or something like that, my DVD drive is a "QSI DVD-ROM SDR-081".

Any help would be great as i recently was hired for Blockbusters, and as a result i have a lot of free DVDs i want to watch!


A:DVDs won't play anymore... :confused:

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I have wmp11. Recently, my dvds will not play when using wmp11. This did not happen before. I have googled this topic and the error seems to relate to a codec problem. However, I have not uninstalled any codecs that i know of. I used microsoft's codec checking program and it lists one codec that i have that supposedly works with wmp11. That codec is from cyberlink with the filename From my knowledge, I do not have any cyberlink products installed on my computer, so I do not know where it came from. I have also tried the xp codec pack. that did not help.

VLC player plays the dvd, but I would prefer if wmp11 could play them as well.

A:WMP11 not playing dvds anymore.

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hi there,

my computer is really stuffed up, it goes to the blue screen a lot of times and now it can't read cds or dvds that i put into the computer. when i go to y computer it says that the drives are empty and please put a disc in. i was hoping that someone could help me, my previous topic was called 'computer restarts frequently' if you wanted to look at it. i was also wondering if i'd be better off by just formatting my computer and start from scratch. but i want to point out that i only just formatted my computer 2 months ago. and prior to me formatting the computer, the blue screen of death also appeared. please can someone help me.

thanks a tonne


A:Computer Doesn't Read Cds Or Dvds Anymore

Well if it is reseting with BSOD all of the time and also now not being able to read CD's then I would say that is it likely a hardware issue. Or a driver issue. Since you have only just re-formatted and it is still happening then the later is less likely. do you have any information from the BSOD screen.

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I used to be able to play DVD movies on my computer, but without any explanation it stopped working after a while (when the computer was a few months old). The computer recognizes DVD discs when they are inserted into the drive and it can usually ?sort of? play them. Unfortunately there are several problems related to the playing:

1. The pace of both the picture and sound is inaccurate and jerky.
2. Sound and picture are often out of sync.
3. Jerkiness occur repeatedly, but sometimes the movie won?t continue to play at all. The drive tries to spin up, pauses, tries to spin up again ? this goes on and on for several minutes and can?t be stopped (the drive won?t eject). When it finally stops and the drive ejects the disc will be burning hot.
4. You never know if/when (and why ) the movie will stop working in the middle.

Sometimes the problems are really bad, sometimes not so. At its worst the computer won?t play a disc at all. A disc that won?t play at all one day may at least be somewhat watchable the next.

The drive is a combo CD-RW/DVD drive, and I can play CDs and burn CD-RWs without any trouble. The problem doesn't have anything to do with which media player I use, I have tried Windows Media Player, VLC, BSPlayer, PowerDVD, the list goes on... none of them work. It's not the discs that are damaged either, I have tried loads.

Surprisingly, to me at least, I can however copy the contents of a DVD disc to my computer using DVD Decry... Read more

A:My computer can't play DVDs properly anymore

Whenever I have the symptoms you describe it's beacause my DVD-reader can't rad the disc (because the disc is damaged). However, in your case, it might be something with the DVD-reader itself. I'm not sure my tips are really accurate, so I just say what I'd do in your possition (which might be totally unnessecary but in my cases, it has always helped with whatever I've done).

Softare first, I'd try reinstalling eventualy drivers, updating them if I could. I'd try 3rd party drivers if I could, or check if some program is interfering with the reader itself.

Then I'd go to hardware if that didn't sort the problem. I'd try switching it to another IDE cable, (assuming it's 2nd master and HDD is 1st master), I'd try putting it as 1st slave, and try switching the HDD and DVD-reader IDE-cables.

Mostly i've just been lucky fixing problems I couldn't explain just by poking around and testing the problem with different random stuff. I really don't recommend it, because when I do, I'm aware I might get things worse and I'm ready to end up buying a new computer. I hope someone else will have better suggestions. I just thought I'd write this since I have a computer problem myself and I desperately need a break (been on it for 12 hours and I still haven't had anything to eat today).

Let me know how it turns out.

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I Have An Acer Aspire M 15.6 inch laptop

With a HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GU61N Drive in Devie Manager

All of a sudden I Can't Burn DVD's Anymore ....

I can still burn cd's ... but not dvd's ...

I reloaded my entire system to no avail and cannot burn dvds again

I went into the registry and deleted the higher and lower filters and it started working again for a while

but now it has stopped again ... and yet once again .... there are no filters in the registry now so i have no idea what to do

A:Windows 8 Laptop Not Burning DVDs Anymore .... Still Burns CDs Though

Is this from a batch of DVDs you've used previously? They could be defective. Get some new ones (different brand - make sure you aren't getting from the same manufacturers batch) and try them. The optical drive is obviously working since you can burn CDs so it sounds more like a disk issue rather than a hardware issue.

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I'm a newbie here, and wasn't able to find the answer to my question in previous, please take it easy on me if it's a problem that's already been covered.

I have a Dell laptop with a DVD drive. I've been able to watch movies for months with no problems, all of a sudden yesterday I put in a legit movie that I purchased, and WMP 10 gives me an error message that it can't play the DVD because of digital copy protection. I tried other movies, and tried playing the movies in Media Center and got the same message, so I installed WMP 11 thinking it would help.

Needless to say, it hasn't, and I can't watch movies now. I've gone through all the Troubleshooting on, which basically entailed restarting the media player, and the computer itself - to no avail.

I'm in the process of downloading another media player that some people on this site have recommended (VLC), so I'm hoping that will be a temporary fix...but I'd really like to get WMP back up and running.

Please help.


A:Windows Media Player won't play DVDs anymore

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It used to play DVDs until I uninstalled InterVideo WinDVD. Dumb move. I guess WMP was using InterVidoeo's codec. I reinstalled the program, thinking that would fix the problem, but it didn't. I've also download the Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility and set the InterVideo decoder as my preferred decoder, but I didn't get anywhere with that either. How do I get WMP 11 to play DVDs again like it did before? Can I do this without downloading another program or reverting to an older version of WMP?

A:Solved: Windows Media Player 11 Not Playing DVDs Anymore

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Would anyoone know of a website where they recycle old cds/dvds for cash

A:recycled old cds/dvds/games and etc

Are those original or copied CD's and DVD's?

What's in them?


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Product Name: Hp Pavilion all in one I don't know the product number.Operating System: Windows 7 64-bitIt says insert disc each timeNo upgrades before the issue 

A:why won't my hp pavilion all in one not play dvds or games?(...

Hi, First, try the automated fixit from Microsoft on the link below. Windows 7 Check if the drive is now working. If it still doesn't work, click the Start Menu, open All Programs, open Accessories, right click the Command Prompt and select 'Run as Administrator'.  In to the prompt type the following command and hit enter. sfc /scannow                 ( note that there is a space between sfc and the / ) Let the process complete, then type exit and hit enter.  Next, click the Start Menu, open the Control Panel and click on Device Manager.  Next click to open DVD/CD-ROM Drives.  Right click the drive and select uninstall.  Do not delete drivers if asked.  When the device has uninstalled click on the 'Scan for Hardware Changes' icon ( usually just below Help on the toolbar ).  Let windows reinstall the drive and see if it now works. Regards, DP-K

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OK I have upgraded my PC to a new FX 8350 and a FX 7970 ! I started battlefield 3 and all was good till I got to the part ware blackbern was being interrogated you herd the slamming and the chairs screeching not no voice. I was not happy next I put in a dvd same thing sound no voice. I up dated my drivers tried VLC and no voice I have voice in actual game play but not in cinematic as well when streaming video you tube/netflix. '-'

A:No voice only sound on DVDs and games?

Do you have your audio set to 5 speaker or something?

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I cant play dvds or games that require video memory or a video card I could do everything until I reinstalled windows xp.

A:dvds dont work neither do games

Go HERE and read my post. A message for all newcomers.

Without knowing your system specs it`s hard to know what the cause of your problem is.

Have you installed the drivers for your videocard? Check in your device manager for any yellow exclamation, or question marks next to your display adapter.

Regards Howard

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

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

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

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

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In the midst of trying to install updates to my computer (Dell Inspiron 1521 with Windows Vista) I somehow did something that:

- Made Firefox and Safari stop working/connecting to the internet
- Allowed Internet Explorer to remain functioning
- Made MediaDirect stop working completely
- Won't let Windows Media Player recognize DVDs

Did I screw something up somehow? And is this reversable?


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Hey guys,

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

A:Cant play games anymore

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for any help!

A:games don' t work anymore

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

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

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

Thanks guys at Tech Support Guy Forums,

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Games won't start anymore!!!

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Guys you won't believe it.

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

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

Thanks for everyones help!

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

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

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

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

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

A:Can't run older games anymore

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

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

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

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:XP games not starting up anymore

Make sure your video drivers are up to date.

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

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

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

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

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

Any help is greatly appreciated....

By the way my computer has windows 98SE.

Thank you in advance!

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

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

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

A:None of my online games work anymore

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Any advice is very appreciated.


A:most of my games dont work anymore

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

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

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

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

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

My specs:

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


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

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



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

Directx features:

directdraw: enabled
direct3d: enabled


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

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

A:My laptop wont play games anymore

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

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

A:vista wont install some games anymore..

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

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

Any Ideas?

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

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

Welcome to SevenForums,

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

Can you try these steps for me

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

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

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

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

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Since this morning my Pioneer 215DBK will no longer run dvds or games, it's no longer in device manager either. I checked inside the machine and everything appears to be connected properly. When I put a dvd into the drive I can hear it loading but then it just suddenly stops, it doesnt appear in my computer either. I'm running vista premium 64

Any help would be appreciated


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

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

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

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

Welcome to the forum!

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

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

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

Running processes:


C:\Program Files\Common

C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition

C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition


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

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

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Athlon 1.2ghz 266 FSB
Asus A7A266 Motherboard
256 DDR Ram
40gig IBM Deskstar HD
Artec 16x40 DVD
Plextor 16x10x40 CDR
32mb ATI Xpert 2000 Graphics card

Win 2000 Service Pack 2
I have just built two PCs of the same spec as above, but one without a CDR drive. The one without the Plextor drive works fine. The second PC however is having problems.

The BIOS and win 2000 only report 128mb of RAM. I have tried swapping slots but this has not helped. The label on the side of the chip reads 256mb. When in windows, when doing anything resource hungry (multi-tasking, watching DVDs, playing Max Payne) the computer brings up a blue screen briefly, which seems to include something like 'physical dump', but its too quick to read. The system then resets itself.

I believe this is a problem with the RAM, and have contacted the retailer to return it. However speaking to friend early today, he said he has the same sort of problem and solved it by upgrading his power supply to 250 watt. My PSU is only 230 watt.

Has anyone had similiar problems? Is it that I don't have enough power for the board and drives? Any help would be much appreciated.

A:[SOLVED] Crashes under Win 2000 when multi tasking, playing games and watching DVDs

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

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

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

Welcome to TSF.

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

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

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

Viewpoint Media Player

Delete the folder:

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

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


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

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


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

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

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I have windows XP and up until recently I put a DVD in my computer the dvd is not recognized. Nothing happens, it doesn't even show that a cd is there in MY Computer. The same thing happens when I put a dvd-R. About 2 months ago I remember DVDs and DVD-Rs worked and i believe not much has changed. My DVD/CD-ROM drives are MITSUMI CR_4804TE and SAMSUNG CD-ROM SC-148. At first I thought it was my decoder so I upgraded to powerdvd 7, but that didn't help either. It gave me a message telling me "door is open or disk is not present" Error Code: 8090000A, the thing is the door is closed. The computer shows no sign of a cd, but when I put any cd that is not a dvd it works. Sorry about my typing and if this is not clear enough, but can somebody help me with this problem?

A:DVDs are not working at all, help!

So both drives are not working? Is that correct? Open the computer, while it's off and re-seat the cables to the motherboard. Then start the computer and go into the bios and see if they are showing there.

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my dvd drive will not play dvds or cds and will not even recognize them in the drive.
i have reinstalled the drivers but it didn't help and it says on properties tab that this device is working properly.
my laptop is an asus a54c and only 4 months old.

my dvdrw properties are
slimtype dvd a ds8a8sh dvd/cd-rom drives

location 1
this device is working properly
ST320LT020-9YG142 disc drives

location 0 (is that location right?? i ran diskmgmt.msc and dvd drive was not there should it be??? my dvd rw drive e still appears
on the my computer screen)

i really don't know much about computers so any help would be appreciated


A:dvds not working

The DVD should show up in the disk management window but only in the bottom portion of the window. It will usually call it a CD-ROM but says DVD right under it. First make sure the DVD didn't actually get accidentally disconnected. Usually on newer laptops the dvd drive can be ejected from the laptop by pushing a small slide button on the bottom of the laptop. It should be labeled. Turn off the laptop and remove the drive by sliding the switch and pulling out gently on the drive. Use some air to gently blow off the dust and reinsert it. It should slide in easily and you should feel and hear a distinct "click" once it is seated.

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I have
AMD ATHLON 64 4000+
ATI Sapphire Radeon X800 XL Hybrid (512 mb)
1 gb kingston ddr 400 ram
160 gb SATA Harddrive (Western Digital)
Asus A8N SLI Deluxe Motherboard
560 Watt Power supply
Windows XP Professional 64 bit-edition
7 different high power fans that keeps the computer cool

When I play doom 3, Half-life 2, F.E.A.R. or any other game utilising directx 9.0b and higher, the game crashes when I put all the settings to high. The weird thing is that it used to work just fine. Now, when games crash, it usually shows the whole entire screen, filling up with flickering blue squares. The sound keeps going on for about 10 more seconds, and then the sound freezes up too. When I press any button after this happens, The monitor flickers and then shows a screen that is bizarrely coloured. I am using Windows XP Professional 64 bit-edition

A:Help! All high-end games are not working! (moved from Games forum)

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I have a laptop with Windows XP SP3 and it suddenly stopped autoplaying my CDs and DVDs. Now when I insert a CD or DVD in the drive it opens a windows explorer search results page, with the search fields on the left and the results pane on the right. The results pane is blank and the search fields are blank except for the "Look in" field, in that box it says the name of the DVD or CD that I'm trying to play, for example if I'm trying to play an X-Men DVD then it will say: X-Men (D. I tried to reset autoplay but that didn't work. I also downloaded and ran the Microsoft Autofix and it did not fix the problem I ran autofix once, restarted the computer and checked to see if a DVD would autoplay and it did not, so I ran the Autofix a second time. Here are the logs from both Autofix runs:
AutoFix [V5.2.3790.67]
Time [2013-07-04 16:56:34]
Microsoft Windows Version [5.1 (Service Pack 3) <2600>]

Test [The Shell Hardware Detection service is running.] - Instance [N/A]:
Result [AutoStart Setting]: OK
Result [The Shell Hardware Detection service is running.]: OK

Test [Policies] - Instance [D:\, Drive Type: 0]:
Result [HKCU\...\Policies!NoDrives]: OK {Absent}
Result [HKCU\...\Policies!NoDriveAutorun]: OK {Absent}
Result [HKCU\...\Policies!NoDriveTypeAutorun]: Problems {Present}
>> Repair << [HKCU\...\Policies!NoDriveTypeAutorun]
Step: Resetting policy HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer!NoDriv... Read more

A:Solved: Autoplay not working for CDs and DVDs

MS has a tool:

Or you can just do it manually:

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Dear All

I have a a midi tower system which has two front USBs and four at the rear. My 11 month old pulled the iPod shuffle from the front USB and took with the small white plastic whitgit thing from teh USB slot int eh PC.

So I plugged it in around the back and it seemed OK.

But then, ALL USBS stopped working. The bluetooth dongle did not light up and the printer was saying it was not connected.

Then I noticed that although i was getting power to both my DVD drives and they were lighting up etc, the system was not recognising them.

Any idea what could have happened and how to mend it please?

Thanks all

A:All USBs and DVDs stopped working - help me please

G'day, disney cjd, this problem sounds particularly nasty, it is very likely that when the small white plasticy thingo came out it has caused a power short circuit which has likely upset the earths polar rotation and orbit.
I would suggest removing the case cover and unplugging the leads from the front USBs, if you might be the right religion the rear USB's printer and other drives may be restored. If not you might need to oil your wheelbarrow full of money for a trip to the motherboard shop.
Cheers, qldit.

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A few days ago I found out my hard drive had stopped working, and today it was finally fixed. So I proceded to download Windows 7, and after a couple of hours it was ready. Only now when I insert a CD, or a DVD into my E drive, it will not work and often tells me to insert a disc. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the drive, but it still does not work. Any suggestions or advice would be helpful.

A:CDs/DVDs not working after loading Windows 7.

See this


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Hello , I have a problem whit my notebook , Windows was not working properly so did I the Recovery Manager , ther was somthing not right , I got message "Restore incomplete" , I still only reserved this message I dont come back into the system . When HP System Recovery DVD used than this does not work also , get notified : "this computer is not supported by the System Recovery Media, You will not be able to continue to recover this system with these Media . Error: 0130-ABA-ABH" . What can I do to fix my computer ?

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I have a Toshiba L70-B 12z.
Couple of months ago I did experience some problems while gaming (it did crash a lot).
I brought it by the shop who sent it back to toshiba to repair.
They replaced the motherboard because apparently 2 of the 4 cpu's where broken.

When I did get it back I found out my internal speakers weren't working anymore. So I sent it back ones more.
This time, the 2 internal speakers weren broken (how, I don't get) and also replaced. Mind you, it is a 1,5 year old notebook.

When I got it back this time, DTS sound was not functional anymore.
I get the error 'Failed to find apo endpoint'.
I did try to uninstall DTS en re?nstall, but when tries to re?nstall I would get the error 'This product does not support DTS-processing'.
I tried various DTS drivers (older and newest) without succes.

It's very frustrating, since before '**** started hitting the fan' everything worked perfectly fine. DTS sound was working perfectly, and I really liked the sound. I also tried a lot of internet solutions. Re?nstalling windows 10, going back to windows 8.1 (since my laptop originally came with windows 8.1), uninstall, re?nstall and updating sound drivers (from realtek), install the audio enhancement driver, updating BIOS via servicestation, all the recommended drivers for my laptop, all the windows updates. Nothing works.

I really don't know what I can do more for making DTS work again.
I hope someone here can help me.

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While trying to clean up the drive of my Dell Inspiron 6400, I must have accidentally uninstalled something. Now my DVD player does not play DVD anymore.
When I go to ?My Computer?and then click on the DVD, I get an error message saying ?This file does not have a program associated with it to perform this action.? The DVD does neither play on DIVX nor on Windows Media Player.
I have checked under ?Device Manager? to see if there was a problem with the DVD driver, but it seems fine. There is no exclamation sign. I even uninstalled the driver and rebooted the computer. It still did not solve the problem.

Can anyone please give me a solution? It is getting quite frustrating.

Thank You in advance.

A:DVD/CD not working anymore

Download VLC player and play your DVD's with it.

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Good morning.

When i turn on the PC, the restore tool start to run and it never ends!!!

The message is: restore tool i running. During the process the PC could be restarted several times!!!

Any one could help me?

Thank you in advance!

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I recently uninstalled a bunch of unused programs from my Win XP and I may have done something wrong. Now the DVD does not play anymore and I get the error message "The file does not have a program assocaited with it to perform this action."
Please Help

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IE 7 is not working anymore. I get the following error message: Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage. I'm not sure but I may be this Tuesday's Microsoft updates/patches that are causing the problem or maybe not. Anyone experience this problem after downloading this Tuesday's updates. I get the error message with every web site. I can't load any web sites. Firefox works fine.

Thanks for any responses.


A:[SOLVED] IE 7 Not Working Anymore

Hello and welcome to TSF

Try of the solutions here:

What firewall do you have?

Do you have these problems in any other browsers? Please try one of the below (both are free):


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First this utility:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU B820 @ 1.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1931 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 773 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 121647 MB, Free - 78206 MB; D: Total - 161627 MB, Free - 101822 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., X55A
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2015, Updated and Enabled

Alright.First of all hi to everyone.My shift button on keyboard is not working.I don't know why.I repaired my system on 2 January,taken keyboard away,disk,etc. I know how to do those stuffs,because i needed to clean him.On 15 January i got a problem that shift key is going on lack activity.Sometimes it works,sometimes it doesn't.Now it works no more. The interesting thing is that... it may sound ''funny'' because one day i just tested and my shift key works only when i use shift key+K letter. So when i hold shift with K,L,0,9, (something from these 4) it works and then i must hold shift+any of that 4 keys and then i can type everything like _"("(("("$("$("!!!)?>?. Without that,my shift is not working.I assume it has to do with shortcuts,etc. They told me on other forum that my Keyboard is problem and it is Hardware problem not Software nature.So any ideas?

A:My shift key is not working anymore.

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Hi, if this is the wrong forum for this post then I apologize but I have an internet problem. I am on dial up AOL and ever since I uninstalled some programs, one I remember N-Case, my internet won't connect passed step 4 on AOL. It will dial but will not connect. I think this is N-Case that is giving me the trouble, because this has happened before, but I can not go back, because system restore doesn't go that far back. Yes it has been that long. I just never really had any time to mess with it. So I believe it has messed with my settings, because also my network is messed up. It won't even allow me to make a multiplayer game, or find a game connected to the network. I can share files, but that is about it. Also says my IP is a bunch of 0's. If anyone can help me through this problem I would appreciate it very very much. Thanks for your time and help.

Oh, steps I have taken were:
Modem Helper - Passed
Reinstalling Modem Drivers
Reinstalling Windows XP
Reinstalling AOL

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I replaced the front cover surrounding my keyboard, And the cover happened to come with a controlpad and mouse , ANyhow I started to realise how complex and how many tiny screws there were as I started to open and replace. I am VERY picky and when I bought this laptop 2nd hand it hard a Wear mark on the right side of the mouse pad on thre Fascia Keyboard Surround. Anyhow I replaced it and it looks brand new again. Only thing is when I Started putting things together, THere are now 5 screws left and they are teh tiny ones that go around the keyboard area.. anyway i could not for the life of me find where they go anyway i put the laptop back together and noticed the capslock LED flicker then turn off. I then pressed it and it came on but not as bright, I then Pressed HARD and it turned on and then off. I re-opened everything and plained with the ribbon plugs unplugged all of them and put them back on, this time before i put it all together i tested the caps lock key and it worked fine without pressing hard or anything. ANyway i continued and put the rest back together. Guess what? It now does not turn on at all. I re=opened it twice now and Unplugged everything almost and re-plugged it all and NOPE the capslock LED will not work I cannot even find out where it is. It must be embedded in the actually key itself as I looked around the area and its not there. Anyway, what do you think I should do? The key itself works fine its just the LED I am so annoyed can you please ... Read more

A:CapsLock LED not working anymore

By the way its one of these models I think they are all practically similar in style - hp 13t-3000 Does anyone know any complete teardown sites for this? I am so frustrated and angry cause i ordered a complete keyboard surround fascia cause im so picky and now I have 5 tiny screws left and I have this little rubber surround that I THINK should go in the place surrounding the charger but I could not figure out how the HELL it goes back on. SO i left it out. It works fine with out it, and EVERYTHIING else works perfect . You know how the keyboard suround came with the mousepad controlzone? Well even that works better, smoother, the clicks are crisp. Its like its a brand new laptop. Except for that DAM led  ANy help would be great otherwise I will buy a whole new keyboard for it, i mean they are only like $40 bux but can someone confirm if the LED is actually part of the key itself? I think it is because its an Ultrabook its so compact its nuts. I dont think its a damaged ribbon otherwise something else wouldnt work also and the fact that when i first put it together i saw it flicker and dim and then turn off and turn back on when I pressed it hard, as i stated when i re-opened it and finally put it back together. LED wont turn on no matterhow hard i press or even press the surround area. SOrry if its too long but your help is much appreciated Regards Andrew  

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When I put a dvd in the dvd-player for a game or anything, it used to autostart that dvd. But suddenly, it doesn't autostart anymore. I have to start it manually, by clicking the drive and choosing "autorun". It is the same for other drives as well, such as cd-rom drive. How do I fix this?
if it's possible, I would like not to install any programs. So are there any configurations or properties I can check?

A:autostart not working anymore

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So a few days ago I got this nasty piece of spyware that infected my PC. It was one of those redirect ones that infects the boot sector. So I got it cleaned and everything running as it should except for my batch file I have to that runs taskkill that kills all processes of iexplore.exe.

Now all I get when I run taskkill /F /IM iexplore.exe
ERROR - The specific module could not be found.

Turns out I can't kill anything using it now, not even by pids. I can still kill things using the task manager though.

I ran sfc /scannow and everything was fine with the system files. There is nothing weird being run in the task manager and malwarebytes is coming up clean and so is symantec endpoint. No infections anywhere. I even checked to make sure the path was correct.

I am running it as an admin and thats the first thing I checked. My user account shows administrator. So I am thinking something got changed in the registry but I am not sure where to look or what would have changed. One other thing which is odd that started happening after all this is there is no information in the system window on my processor and ram anymore which was showing before I got hit with the virus.

Vista SP2 is the OS I am running.

A:Taskkill not working anymore

I would back up all your data and re-install Vista, or use Factory Recovery if relevant.

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Ok so here's my problem. It started about a week ago.

A week ago I was watching a movie, and I paused it. When I replayed it the movie stopped. I tried re-running it but it woulnd wotk anymore.
Today I tried watching another movie, it worked perfectly. Now I tried putting in a audio CD (store bought music) and it dosn't run. I can hear the drive trying to read it, but theres no actual turning of the CD.

I went to My Computer > Double clicked on D: drive and this pops up "D:/ is not accesible. The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error."
Whats the problem and how can I fix it?
I should also say that when I first had trouble, I would try to take the disc out by pressing the button, and it wouldn't come out. It just stayed in, so inside I had to put a pin in the little hole and then the thing popped out.
By the way I have a Windows XP, Toshiba.

Thank you for any help.

A:D: drive isn't working anymore?

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0Scan saved at 2:27:36 PM, on 1/19/2005Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running 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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust\InoculateIT\InoRpc.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust\InoculateIT\realmon.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I2G1.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\Program Files\CSBB\CSv10P070.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\kjpmjdxo.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust\InoculateIT\InoRT.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\vmss\vmss.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust\InoculateIT\InoTask.exeC:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exeC:\Program Files\eFax Messenger Plus\Dllcmd32.exeC:\WINDOWS\LogWatNT.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files... Read more

A:My PC Not working properly anymore. Please Help

After following your guys's instructions here is the new log. (Thank you Daisuke!)Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0Scan saved at 10:26:18 PM, on 1/21/2005Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running 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:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust\InoculateIT\InoRpc.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust\InoculateIT\InoRT.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust\InoculateIT\InoTask.exeC:\WINDOWS\LogWatNT.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Program Files\CA\eTrust\InoculateIT\realmon.exeC:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_S4I2G1.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exeC:\Program Files\eFax ... Read more

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My cd tray was working fine, and now its not working, when I press button on keyboard it doesn't pop out, and when I put a cd/dvd in nothing pops up, aka if I put in an audio cd windows media player doesn't pop up, it doesn't even show my cd drive in my computer, and it doesn't even recognize a cd is in

works fine on my ubuntu side.

look at photos, these are the errors

A:Cd Tray is not working anymore.

got it working!

used: DVD Drive Icon Disappeared from Computer - Fix[11]=Hardware%20and%20Drivers

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Win7 x64 RC1 7100
RK launcher was working till last week then maybe some update caused this or something else is preventing it to show on desktop.

Its running in task manager but not showing on the desktop how can I get this working , its hell lot of a problem without the icons.

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I now installed Win7 x64 RC1 7600 & that too have the same issue seems that RK launcher is not anymore compatible. Its very light on system resource can anyone tell me what dock application are you using which is light on system resources.

I dont want to use start dock as it hogs the system resources.

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For some reason, awhile back, I used to be able to record with Stereo Mix on Audacity, Hypercam, even to other people on Skype. But all of a sudden, out of nowhere, it just stopped working. There was a time where it said it was unavailable, but now it says it is working, but when I try to record sound using Stereo Mix, it either doesn't record the sound, or the program doesn't recognize that Stereo Mix exists.

I have "Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller" under my Stereo Mix properties (I'm guessing that's like the driver or audio device name). When I try to record in Audacity, I get a message saying "Error while opening sound device. Please check the input device settings and project sample rate." The input device (the Realtek AC'97 I'm guessing) says it's "working", and the project sample rate is the exact same as it says in my recording settings. My guess is that Audacity doesn't see "Stereo Mix" or "Realtek AC'97" as a device currently on my computer, which doesn't make any sense, cuz my computer says otherwise. It also doesn't make sense, because I'm able to select "Stereo Mix" as a device for recording IN Audacity itself.

I've read other posts about this problem, and none seemed to be of any help (I've tried the solution posted but didn't fix it). Is it because my "Stereo Mix" isn't set up to my speakers or something? Is it because I have Realtek AC'97 and not the HD one? Could it have s... Read more

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Okay it's a bit of a weird one, basically I think I've blown up the whole HDMI related hardware on my desktop. The lead I was using for HDMI wasn;t the most reliable and would have to be plugged out and in sometimes to get it working -

I've tried several other working hdmi leads - tested and it no longer works.
Also used VGA < on Desktop to HDMI < on TV - it doesnt work.

VGA to VGA is working thankfully so I'm using the desktop now to post for help. Any ideas how much this would cost to be fixed? or could I do it myself?. Thanks for any help.

A:HDMI PC to TV - Not working anymore.

hi are you plugging it in to the graphics card for hdmi if so try the motherboard hdmi port. remove the graphics card to use motherboard hdmi port to see if that one works.

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here is the detail about my laptop hp g42-388tx
windows 7 home premium 64 bit
my webcam hp webcam-101(internal webcam)
here's the problem when i want to use my webcam it always says cannot connect to your webcam,try selecting another capture device within settings, or close any applications that may be using this webcam

A:hi please help me my webcam does not working anymore

To help us help you,please use the TSG System Info tool to let Tech's know the specs of your computer: Copy and paste the results here in your thread. You can use the TSG Info to fill in your computer information in your user profile as well.

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I can't access any of the features in the Start Menu except for Desktop (E.g. I click on Mail and the tile has the little animation like it's been presses but nothing else happens). I've also been having trouble with my Cyborg V3 mouse, which worked fine until I moved my computer (which is when the Start Menu started playing up too).

For the mouse I've tried manually installing the drivers after downloading them from Saitek's driver page only for me to be brick walled (I followed the on screen prompts but it came to 'Please select which device you want to install' and wouldn't register my mouse as being plugged in), I tried downloading the driver from Windows Update but it just says it failed to install (Error code: 800f0219). I tried going into Device Manager (it came up as an Unknown Device and kept flashing between the 'Other Device' category and the 'Human Interface category'), uninstalling the drivers I currently had and then re-installing them through Device Manager, which came up saying there was some error with the INF file ('written for W95 or later'). I've also tried defragging and cleaning my registry.

As for when I moved my PC... I was just moving it from one side of the room to the other, turned off the wall socket, unplugged everything, plugged everything into the back of my PC (didn't notice these sockets hadn't been switched off too) and I ended up getting electrocuted plugging my signal cable into my monitor (I didn't think much of it at the time but ... Read more

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i'm trying to make my own win7 install cd with update and so on.

i've done a few test before but now i only get error from dism

error: 3 Det g?r inte att hitta s?kv?gen. Transleted: Can not find the path.

all dirs i've tried have no spaces in them tried a few diffrent .wim files and i get same error with imagex

tried to google but cant find anything that helped me.

i've done it from commandline and with gdism

Command line that ran is dism.exe /Mount-WIM /WimFile:"C:\Temp\\sources\install.wim" /index:1 /MountDir:"C:\tempmount"

DISM-verktyget (Deployment Image Servicing and Management)
Version: 6.1.7600.16385

Fel: 3

Det g?r inte att hitta s?kv?gen.

DISM-loggfilen finns i C:\Windows\Logs\DISM\dism.log

i have done SFC /SCANNOW to and had no errors

anyone here know what to do?

A:dism not working anymore

C:\Temp\\sources\install.wim really exist?
C:\tempmount exists? Is empty?

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Hey there!
Since today I have a problem, some programs are just not starting anymore.
For example, there would be the Device Manager, the Event Manager, Computermanagement.
It just shows the loading mouse for one or two seconds, but nothing happens, not even after trying to start it with cmd.exe (which still works) or PowerShell.

I don't know what to do, tried resetting my save point but that didn't change much.

Any help is highly appreciated!
Yours, Jerome

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Greetings to all, I have been running win 8.1 for a while. At first Bluetooth was working fine. Then last week Bluetooth stopped working. Why, I have got a clue. What I did is just reinstall the drivers from ASUS web site but to no avail. I have looked at 'Event Viewer' but there is no error message pertaining to Bluetooth. In 'Services' Bluetooth is running. I am stumped as far was why my phone that used to connect via Bluetooth to my rig is does not connect anymore. Most of all, I do not know where to look next to solve the issue. My rig has been acting funny recently in many other ways; ie, windows update tells me updates are there to be installed by the update page in 'windows update' is blank. May be different issue than the Bluetooth but I think all related for some reasons. I don't pretend to know anything about IT but would surely appreciate some help PS: I have loads of DCOM errors which I have mentioned in previous post. I have read all I can about DCOM but still can't understand what it is use for and how I can solve issue pertaining to DCOM. zongo saiba

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So, I had an old out of date sound card for my PC, and I finally got a new one. After I got this new one my sound worked, and my microphone also worked, for my headset. Today I decided to move my computer into the basement for my own use, and once I get down there I connect everything and it is all good, until I realize my sound isn't working. This is the same problem that happened with my old sound card. I was using it just fine, and unplugged it, 10 minutes later, it stopped working... any suggestions?


A:Sound isn't working anymore...

Go back over your speaker connections and also make sure the speakers are plugged into the AC power. Try it with a headphone and see if it works. Usually, moving a PC to a different area, it turns out to be a connection problem.

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Yesterday I went to my parent's work...I started to used their computer and tried to type something into the URL address bar on internet explorer....then I pressed enter but it won't go anywhere! I set my homepage to Google before so if I type something in the google search and goes and searches and I can get the page from there...but the URL address bar doesn't work anymore...

I also opened up the task manager and I saw like 20-30 processes called "verclsid.exe"

I restarted the comp...but same thing...then the "verclsid.exe" processes come up again...

what happened? It was either my mom or my dad who was using the computer before I came on...

I have explorer 6.0 on windows xp service pack 2

A:IE URL Address bar not working anymore

Verclsid.exe is used to verify a COM object before it is instantiated by Windows Explorer.

I would look over First Steps to Removing Malware

Also, look over this

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recently at home I switched from wireless to cable. However, when I go back to university (which is where I am now), It's back to wireless. However, first time I tried to pick up the wireless again (which always used to work), I couldn't.

I am using a HP dv6000 notebook. I tried uninstalling and updating to the latest wireless drivers etc... but no luck. I know it's defiantly not a router issue cause my housemates are all connected and I tried connecting to another wireless network and failed.

I did a windows diagnostic test and it said there was a problem with the wireless but couldn't tell me what.

Any help would be appreciated : )

A:Internet not working anymore! please help : (

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Philbert
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Network Bridge:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : MAC Bridge Miniport
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-1E-68-E3-80-98
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::180b:54b2:28d5:9c09%13(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, April 22, 2010 3:05:52 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, April 23, 2010 3:46:47 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 402792040
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-AE-63-89-00-1E-68-E3-80-98
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{DD6EEDC8-9F9B-4E9F-B41B-45FA706EA1E4}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00... Read more

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Has anyone had the problem of notepad stop working. I just noticed it when I tried to save my HJT Log. I can click on notepad and nothing happens. I am running windows XP SP1 (I had my system to crash with SP-2). Here is my HighThis Log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 3:02:50 PM, on 3/14/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\DragToDisc\DrgToDsc.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 6\AudioCentral\RxMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\Program Files\\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
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I have a compaq presario SR1320NX and the cd/dvd drive isn't working anymore. I've had the computer since 2007. And can anyone can give me a link on what cd/dvd drive that would be compatible with this computer, I would greatly appreciate it since I want to change it if it doesn't work.

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I have a Travelmate 4272WLMi with XP Professional

To play videos on my TV I had been using a S-Video cable. My friend got a Monitor to Component Video cable from a Jay Car store. I tried this from my laptop to my TV and it didnt work there was no picture. Since using that cable I am unable to get my S-Video output to work. I have tried restarting it, changing the settings in the ATI control centre and still nothing.Could the monitor to component video cable have damaged the video output? The laptop LCD works fine. How can this be fixed? What will need to be replaced and where can I get it?

Thanks Brendon

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Toshiba dvd-rom sd-m1612

My dvd player no longer works. Since I reinstalled my OS about 3 months ago, both power dvd and windvd don't work anymore. I just reinstalled my OS again last night and both these programs won't work (they give the same errors I was getting before I reinstalled OS). In power dvd, it runs the warning screen but when it should play the movie, it tells me it can't run the dvd with tv out enabled, but my video card doesn't have tv out. In win dvd it just won't go to the root menu.
I don't think it's a software problem because both these programs used to work and now no dvd program will run dvd's on my computer. Any advice?

A:DVD player not working anymore

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Hi there, brand new user on here but I have been browsing for awhile

I had an issue a few months ago that turned out to be having 2 different antivirus programs on my computer at the same time that kept causing Blue Screens. Nothing's been the same since then. Today I was just trying to get her running better and ran Verifier.exe and luckily the computer's up and running fine still, but I have absolutely no sound now. And the dummy that I am didn't write down exactly the steps I took while using Verifier.exe. I have an HP s5-1060 w/ 6 GB of RAM and an intel Core i5 @2.90 GHz

The thing is that the PC's saying it's working completely fine, no warning or error signs in device manager, the troubleshooter reports nothing wrong. But when i click on the little sound icon down there and the bar raises up and you're supposed to get that little beep.. nothing. I have two sets of headphones, tried both of them in the headphone jack in the front of the computer and in the speaker port in the back. Nothing. So it hadn't been the speakers. Which I hadn't been doing anything w/ them anyway, it's not that the sound is just turned down. It's really odd that the OS is reporting nothing wrong yet even when i try to plug in headphones, I get no sound whatsoever. I have tried to troubleshoot as much as I could but it's been a long day now and I can't figure anything else that it could be except something I did in that .exe program and idk enough about it to go from there. I need help, pleas... Read more

A:Sound not working anymore!!

Welcome to SF. You can try doing a restore back to a point when it was working.

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Windows 7 x64 SP1
Acer Aspire 5830TG

For about a month now, some software in my computer has not been working properly - it crashes immediately on starting, without giving an error message. The problem seems to be fixed after hibernating and restarting my computer several times (Not always), but then it stops working properly once again when I shut down and restart my computer instead of hibernating and restarting it.

The following software seems to be encountering this problem:
Daemon Tools User Interface
Free Download Manager
AVG User Interface

(Note - only the User Interface of AVG crashes. The rest of it works perfectly, detects viruses, etc. Same for Daemon Tools - ISOs are mounted properly, but the UI does not work)

I posted in the virus help forum, but the tools they asked me to use did not give any positive results, so this is most probably NOT due to a virus. Everything else seems to be working properly.

Has windows gone corrupt?

Please help. Thanks in advance.

A:Some software not working anymore

Normally when software starts to play up, a reinstall usually resolves - but as this problem involves more than one program, perhaps running a clean boot may pinpoint the cause should there be a conflict with another program on start up.

Cancel the auto-fix to read through the MS article.

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I've had zonealarm free for the past week and every thing's been great but today in the middle of being on the net the internet stops working. I figured out that zonealarm was blocking the internet now. I don't know what happened sinse I haven't messed with any settings in ZA. If I shut ZA down the internet is fine. Any help?

A:zonealarm not working anymore

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Hello. Recently, The homegroup feature on the my laptop and desktop stopped working and I could not get it operational again. When I first bought my laptop, I connected it to my homegroup and it worked perfectly. after that, I really did not touch it but I always noticed that the homegroup did detect the other computer. About a week later after turning on homegroup, I tried to access the files on my desktop but when I tried to click on pictures, I could not access the files. The next day (today), I left the homegroup on both computers and tried to connect it again. At the end of configuration, it said the connection failed there was an error. Then, I tried again and now, each computer cannot even detect that there is a homegroup. We use an AT&T router and the wireless for the house is working without problems.

So, How can I fix the homegroup feature on windows 7? Both network discovery and public folder sharing are both on and it cant be the firewall because it worked before and I never changed any settings on the firewall. Please Help!

Whats funny is around the same time, the wireless printer in our house has stopped working so wireless printing is not possible anymore. I tried to fix it but still nothing yet.

Thank you in advance for the answers.

A:Homegroup Not Working Anymore


Can the laptop ping the desktop? Can the desktop ping the laptop? You may do this from a command prompt by typing: ping IPAddress then enter, for ex. ping output can obtain by typing ipconfig /all)

Are you using the Windows built-in firewall or a Software firewall/security?

Both network discovery and public folder sharing are both on and it cant be the firewall because it worked before and I never changed any settings on the firewall.

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