Tech Problem Aggregator

Solved: Question On Viewsonic 22" Osd

Q: Solved: Question On Viewsonic 22" Osd


I bought a Viewsonic 22" flat LCD to better my gaming experience. However i'm currently using "HD" connection instead of "Analog" (sorry to sound like a noob, its because i am) and now i can't use some of the options on the OSD like "Auto Image Adjust", as well as some of the options in "Manual Adjust" like Horizontal Size, H./V/ Position, etc. I've searched the Internet and found out that i should be using Analog connections. But the cable is not available for me at this moment (I lend it to a friend for a while). I want to know if there is a work around for this problem? Is there a software that i can download to use these options? Any help/suggestions in this matter is very much appreciated. Thanks.


A: Solved: Question On Viewsonic 22" Osd

9 more replies
Answer Match 59.64%

I have a Viewsonic E-655 and when I put it on my computer nothing happens... if I pull out the power and then replaace it there is just five shimmering balck belts accross thre screen. I tried it on my Mum's computer, and it came up with the message Frequency Over range. What is this.
I had it out last night and had it plugged through a Sanyo projector - ie. the computer plugged into the projector and so did the monitor. Would this have done it? Also, carrying it back out to the car when it was raning might have gotten it wet?

Thanks in advance for any help!

A:Viewsonic Monitor "Frequency Over Range"

Only thing I can think of is that your video settings got changed somehow. Can you put another monitor on your machine, boot up into windows. go to start/settings/control panel/display/settings tab/advanced button/adapter tab/ in the drop down box if refresh rate is set to optimal change it to adapter default, save , shutdown and hook up the other monitor. Long shot, probably won't work

1 more replies
Answer Match 59.22%

I got a new VA520 for Christmas and have noticed that @ certain times when scrolling pages or programs the images and text sometimes shimmers or jerks. Is this normal for LCD's monitors?

I've got lastest Driver for my Video card.



A:ViewSonic LCD question

anybody have a clue?

2 more replies
Answer Match 58.38%

I recently bough a Viewsonic A90f+ 19" monitor. I'm generally pretty happy with it. My question is about it's "UltraBrite" button. This button toggles between "Text/spreadsheet" mode and "Graphics/game/video" settings.

It's a fairly cool feature. I normally run in "text" mode as the brighter mode makes fonts so bright that they become a bit blurry and blown out. The graphics mode looks great in games though.

My question is, how exactly does this work? It is definitely not just a normal "brightness boost". If you leave it in "text" mode and just crank the brightness setting the blacks get washed out and become more grays. When you hit the UltraBrite button everything just gets a LOT brighter, but the blacks remain black. I'm just trying to figure out exactly what it's doing if it's not just cranking up the brightness automatically.


A:Viewsonic's "UltraBrite" setting

It boost the constrast setting

2 more replies
Answer Match 56.28%

I knew something would happen the second I started considering replacing them! LOL.

It started playing up yesterday, when I went to turn it off as was using the other screen to play Crysis. I went to turn it back on once I was done playing and it wouldnt turn on... After much messing around pressing the power button it finally turned on...

I then made the mistake (or more my routine) of switching them both off along with the PC before I went to bed last night. It now won't turn on at all.

I don't think its the internal psu, I'm certain its the button itself. So my question is, how difficult would it be to locate the power switch, and would it be replaceable, or is it a soldered in job?

Warranty expired 2 months ago, and this was a replacement unit under warranty as well, though it was reconditioned and an older generation of my model number.

Can it be replaced then?

**Fingers crossed!!**

A:Switch in my Viewsonic 22" LCD has stopped working

A bit of an update on this.

I've stripped the LCD now, as its not under warranty any more, and the switch contact for the on/off switch on the circuit is knackered. It has a totally different feel to it.

Been searching on and off for a couple of days now - Since I have the part number.

I'm now coming to the realisation that Viewsonic play their cards very close to their chests - You can't find anything related to Viewsonic in regards to parts suppliers here or in the US - Its a tad weird to be honest!

I'm getting used to being down to one screen now though, so I think I'm just going to wait and then purchase a bigger LCD later on. Besides which, my newest LCD is a 4th generation version, and the faulty LCD is 2nd generation. The plastic surround is bigger on the earlier model, and the backround colour is also different (the newer 4th gen has a whitter backround), so at times they can look slightly odd, which has irritated me for ages.

Oh well, something else to add to my list I suppose!

Thanks to everyone that took the time to read this thread though.

1 more replies
Answer Match 56.28%

I need help in making my mind up between the gorgeous Lg 1981Q and the attractive Viewsonic Vx924.

I have recently upgraded my desktop and am thinking about shifting to dual screen, mainly for video and web editing (with a little bit of gaming on the side) and need help in picking out new monitor.

one of my problems is that the looks of the tft is very important to me, cos i cant look at something ugly all the time, i would like a tft which is slim and very sexy (just how i like my women )

If anybody owns either of these screens i would really appreciate their feedback, on how good the monitor is and if they would recommend it.



P.s is there really that much noticable difference between 4 and 8 ms, and if so is it going to be noticable when video editing and gaming.

More replies
Answer Match 55.44%

Title says it all really, just put a scratch in my 3 week old monitor , mildly annoyed about it and wondering whether theres any way to make it go away. When I run my finger over it it dusn't feel like a scratch, but with the monitor off, or showing a bright white screen its quite evident, and running fingernail over it i can tell its an indentation. Against bright white it looks almost like the effect seen if theres water on your monitor (rainbowy), if that helps at all. Basically i'd just like to be not able to see it, and was wondering if you had any suggestions?

More replies
Answer Match 55.44%

Hello guys and girls.

I've been considering purchasing a bigger LCD for a while now. Currently I have 2x 22" Viewsonic VA2216w-4's, but I'm looking at replacing them with 1x Viewsonic 27" VX2739WM LCD (click here) but I have a couple of questions I think I know the answer to, but would like to confirm if possible please.

1. I'll be connecting this via HDMI cable, my graphics card has one so all is good; but will my GPU handle the size and rendering of the screen OK?
2. Given the resolution of this HD LCD, will it be compairable to my 2x 1680x1050 LCDs overall, or will I be losing loads of desktop space?
3. If I decided to purchase another one down the road, would my graphics card be OK running both of these, or do I seriously need to consider upgrading BEFORE getting these LCDs.
4. If I used two monitors, would they both function with full HD using the HDMI connector on the graphics card, and the DVI-D connector to the 2nd one?

Most know by now I don't do gaming, but I do intend on purchasing a blueray player and using it to watch movies in HD. I have no requirement or need to ever play any games on this PC. My PC spec's are above, currently both monitors are connected by D-SUB (they don't have DVI/HDMI), my graphics card is listed here. This card has 1x D-SUB, 1x DVI, 1x HDMI.

Thanks in advance, and I'm sorry if a lot of this is pretty obvious! lol.

A:Advice regarding purchasing a Viewsonic 27" LCD and suitability for my system

If you don't play games, you don't really need to worry about your graphics card being able to handle it: it will.

The 27" resolution is 1920 x 1080, which is higher than a single 22" of yours. However, I think a dual monitor setup with the 22" would have more desktop space.

1920 x 1080 ~ 2M pixels
1680 x 1050 ~ 1.75M pixels
2 x 1680 x 1050 ~ 3.5M pixels.

As you can see, a single 27" is just slightly larger in terms of desktop space, and replacing two monitors for just one will result in a huge loss.

Of course, you get a bigger screen to watch high-def blu-ray disks.
To your last question, only the 27" will perform at full HD (which is 1920 x 1080), but the 22" will not. There probably isn't a difference between using the HDMI or the DVI connector for this purpose. If there is, I'd like to know (HDMI carries sound signals as well, but unless your monitor comes with speakers...)
And you don't need to apologize. There are many more people with much less knowledge, and we're still happy to help (as long as they're nice and concise as you have been, or at least willing to answer everything we ask )

13 more replies
Answer Match 54.6%

I hope that the answer is not too easy, but how do I quickly find a thread
that I posted? Sometimes I have to scroll through many many pages trying
to locate my question. I have tried it by searching for all my queries by my
screen name, and sometimes that works, other times not.
What am I missing?

A:(Solved) A "stupid" question, need an "easy" answer

Click on your own name and choose find all posts by " you "

3 more replies
Answer Match 51.24%

This monitor came with a DMI cable and the usual VGA cable. I ordered and installed an nvision 6200 card and I installed the latest drivers for the card and disabled the onboard video on the motherboard. Question: I attached the DMI and VGA cables onto the Video card but I not sure that this hookup is correct. Should the VGA cable be attached direct;y to the tower or is my present hookup just as good. Picture quality is good but it 'may be' better if the VGA is hooked to the tower. As usual, TIA.

EDIT: Just thought my question and I believed my present hookup is the only way for me to go. Why? Because I disabled the onboard video, hooking the VGA cable to the tower would not do anything for me.

More replies
Answer Match 50.82%

I have a ViewSonic 2235 22" LCD. I need to find a driver to allow 1600x1050 resolution. I've been to ViewSonic's site and downloaded their signed and unsigned Vista drivers with no improvement - the closes resolution I have the option of is 1600x1024 or 1600x1200.

I had this monitor working fine with a 1600x1050 resolution. I changed out my motherboard (from an Asus p5w to p5e) and reinstalled Vista - and now I'm unable to get the monitor to the right resolution.

A:Solved: ViewSonic Monitor driver

Never mind, problem solved. I needed one additional Nvidia windows update, but was confused because windows said it was current on updates.

1 more replies
Answer Match 50.82%

I have recently changed my hard drive and had to reinstall all the programs on my computer. Since doing so, the Viewsonic monitor has been stuck in troubleshooting mode. All the fonts and windows are very large, and the only resolution available is 680 x 460, with the only colour option at 16 colours.

What do I do to get a better resolution with this monitor. It worked fine until the hard drive was changed.

I have downloaded the driver for the monitor from the net which was unsuccessful.

I tried changing the adapter from standard to SVGA as recommended by windows, which was rejected by the computer and I had to change it back.

Windows is not accepting the driver that I downloaded.

A:[SOLVED] Viewsonic Monitor problem

13 more replies
Answer Match 50.4%

Hello there
Here is a very good question on Home WiFi Networks and PC connectivity
First "SX01...s" is a bogus connection name and used for example perposes.
Please read everything and think about it before replying.
OK, Currently because I have an Extender on my PCs Home WiFi Network it
creates SX01s_EXT and When I start my PC it automatically connects to:
SX01s_EXT Instead of SX01s" which is the main signal and the one I am
always closes too.
Now I want to always connect to SX01s the main signal First and Automatically
when I start my PC instead of connecting to SX01s_EXT and then having to manually
connect to "SX01...s".

So is there a way to set this up? Also
If SX01s_EXT 's signal is stronger than SX01s
Lets say I move to another room and into SX01s_EXT 's signal range is the stronger one
Can I also setup my PCs Home WiFi Network to then...

Automatically switch to SX01s_EXT 's connection... Automatically and then
back to "SX01...s" 's connection should I move back into it's range?
I look forward to responses .


More replies
Answer Match 50.4%

Hello, I've set up home networking on three computers all connected to a nat router at home. All is well... except for an oddity in "My network places".

My workgroup is named Franklin and in this workgroup there are 3 computers named:

1) Big
2) Lan1
3) Lan2

For some reason Big, Lan1, and Lan2 computers can not see Lan1's icon in the Franklin workgroup. Even Lan2's "My network Places" I can see all of Lan1's shared files, but "Big" (pc) cannot. In other words when I go to Lan1 and look in the franklin workgroup it does not list itself like the other two computers do. Yet... also I can manually share lan1's files with Big by typing in the path \\LAN1\...then it works.

Lan2 has always been able to pull lan1's files ok, its just that the icon doesnt show for lan1 in "View workgroup computers" on all three computers...this is the main issue.

Can you help me figure out a way for Lan1 to show in the "view workgroup computers" area, on all three pc's



A:Solved: Win xp home networking question "View workgroup computers"

10 more replies
Answer Match 50.4%

Hi All

I've recently started teaching at school which has a serious internet problem. When I joined the school they informed me the WIFI was terrible as the phone lines to the area were "overloaded" and they were working on getting fiber optics. The annoying thing is, they have given the students I pads, but without internet access they are pretty useless.

Having worked there for three weeks I have seen that some classes have a decent connection and others have nothing. The ones that do have WIFI are located next to what looks like a wireless router (similar to what I have in my house with a little aerial).

My questions are, would this router be some form of WIFI repeater? And if so, would installing more improve access in the classrooms? If not, and the "overload" explanation is true, could someone point me in the right direction of where to start looking for possible solutions.

Thank you very much in advance and if you require any extra information just ask and I will investigate.

A:Solved: School WIFI issues: A question of speed or "spread"

These are questions for the school's IT and it's also their responsibility to address, you should be taking your concerns to them. We cannot assist a user or employee with changing or altering what is generally a secured and controlled network and doing so could bring serious consequences to you and to us. I think this thread should be closed based on those grounds.

1 more replies
Answer Match 49.98%

Version 1.2 always locks up when it checks for:

"2957/5835 2.lop".

Anyone know how I can fix that?


A:[Solved] "Spybot: Search and Destroy" lock up question

6 more replies
Answer Match 49.98%

Hey guys, first of all great that you have this community and thank you in advance for sharing your wisom

I have a question about a hardware issue that I have (I will post my specs below). About a year ago I compiled a decent gaming pc and had it assembled. After about a month, I couldn't get it to boot normally and I got the error 'no video input detected' on my monitor, while everything else seems fine. I'm by no means a computer expert but know just enough of it to take the GPU out and switch RAM sockets, and after doing those things a couple of times my pc worked again just fine.

Today I got the same error again. In fact, my screen froze into all kinds of colored pixels and nothing worked anymore. When I turned the PC off and on again, I got the 'no input detected' thing again. After taking out the GPU again, clearing dust, checking all cables were connected and reseating the RAM a couple of times it still wouldn't give any signal to my monitor. However when I reseated the RAM again to a socket that I had not tried before, everything now works again flawlessly.

Now my question is: do you think my RAM might be broken and could it be frying my RAM sockets slowly one by one? I know I should test this by placing the RAM back again but I'm a bit concerned that I might not get my PC to work again when I start meddling around again.

A:"No video input detected" - Solved the problem but I have a question


- ASRock FM2A75 Pro4-M - Motherboard - micro ATX - Socket FM2 - AMD A75 - USB 3.0 - Gigabit LAN
- AMD Athlon II X4 750K - 3.4 GHz - 4 cores - 4 threads - 4 MB cache - Socket FM2 - Box
- Radeon HD 7750 - 2 GB GDDR3 - PCI Express 3.0 x16 - DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort
- Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 - Vaste schijf - 500 GB - intern - 3.5" - SATA-600 -buffer: 16 MB
- Corsair CX Series Modular CX430M
- Crucial - Memory - 4 GB - DIMM 240-pins - DDR3 - 1600 MHz / PC3-12800 - CL11 - 1.5 V - non-buffered - non-ECC

2 more replies
Answer Match 49.98%

trail version means software that's fully functioning but only for a short/limited period of time?

shared version means some part of the software lacks the function of full version?

A:Solved: noob question on defining "trial version"

Shareware needs to be paid for, trial is as you describe. If you are looking for good, legal freeware (no limitations) there are excellent independent reviews at Tech Support Alert:

If you are looking for freeware that runs from portable devices (USB) there are tons of progs reviewed at this independent site. Also includes users' comments:

They also discuss 'nagware' as well.
Hope these are of interest?


3 more replies
Answer Match 49.98%

can anyone tell me how I can change/accomplish, that everytime I watch a movie/clip, or whatever ("ONLINE INSIDE A BROWSER), that Windows Media Player (the one on my PC) automatically starts up and plays the video, +++AND NOT+++ the default player of the site(is also Windows Media Player in my this case, but only a plugin and so far hardly any settings possible).

Ok, To make it short:
My WMP should play the movie and not the player offered by the provider of the movies)

PS: I always had this settings the last years but since I upgrated to Version 9 and now 10, I do not know how to make/change those settings.

Thanks a lot

A:Solved: Question about Windows "Media Player 10"

You can go into WMP hit tools/options/file types/ then select all.

But, certain media files played over the internet containing DRM will still lock your access to settings.

My WMP should play the movie and not the player offered by the provider of the movies)
Click to expand...

It really depends on the copy protection the provider has on the media.

1 more replies
Answer Match 49.98%

My "Diskeeper" defragmenter program indicates that there are "low performing system files" (pink). However, there was no improvement in this regard on the "Performance Map" after defrag was accomplished on the partition.

I did not see this troubling indication on previous defrags. Is this a concern? Why would system files be "low performing" and be a recent development?
Thanks for your advice. {redoak}

A:Solved: Question arising from "Diskeeper" defrag- help!

I would not worry about the log for this particular instance. Basically, as long as the defrag completed successfully, then all is well and it has done its job. That should be your only concern.

1 more replies
Answer Match 49.98%

I recently set up a new account in Apple mail for a gmail account that I own. When originally setting up the account in Mail, I did not notice that the option to "delete all mail from server" was set at "after 1 week". Will this delete all of my mail from my gmail account after 1 week? I do not want this to happen. I want all of my mail kept as-is within gmail, I just simply want to be able to access it via a desktop mail client.

If this will indeed delete all of my messages after one week, is there anything that I can do at this point to make it NOT do this? I have as a precautionary step, deleted the new account from my Apple Mail program, but is there something else that I need to do? This is very important to me as there is several years of mail on gmail that I do not want to lose.

Help me Obi Won, you're my only hope...

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Question about "delete from server" in

8 more replies
Answer Match 49.98%


In my quest to figure out vlans today... This book im reading refers to switch ports as having more that one device attached to them in some situations.

Im wondering what are some of the more common port configurations for
a "single port" on a multi-port switch. Im not referring to the root ports or ports that are used to connect to other layer 2 or 3 devices for redundancy. But for some reason.. I always think of one node as connected to a port switch and thats it, (a printer perhaps, one pc, or a server etc) creating just one segment. I just figured that on big switches, there would be enough ports for dedicating one device per port.

So what Im looking for... is when people talk about having more that one device per port (on a switch)... do you know what there referring to exactly? Or are they just really saying that in some cases a single port can support "multiple devices" by actually connecting to another hub, bridge, or switch and its devices (and the mac addresses which would be added to that specific port ( routing table)? Im just trying to make sure im not overlooking anything

Any tips would be great. thanks much.

A:Solved: layer 2 or 3 switch "port" question

Trunk ports. What you're referring to is fairly correct in that you would typically see that with hubs/other switches/etc.

A VLAN tagged [trunk] port can carry multiple VLANs of traffic at Layer2. So you can have logical separation over one physical port.

2 more replies
Answer Match 49.98%

"Limited Or No Connectivity" Message Question

My wireless lap top and even a desk top unit running wireless gives a "Limited Or No Connectivity" message relating to the wireless connection. However when looking at the wireless icon in the task bar, it shows Good To Excellent Signal Strength and the only problem I have is a periodic disconnect from my ISP. Am I missing a setting of some kind or just what do I need to do to sastisfy Windows that I have a good connection? Thanks.

A:Solved: "Limited Or No Connectivity" Message Question

Are you using Windows to manage the connection or the wireless card program? . . Windows will usually do a better job of manageing the connection if you have SP2


1 more replies
Answer Match 49.98%

At my volunteer fire company when ACCESS is opened there is a listing of files with the heading "Open Existing File." There are files listed that no longer exist!
How can I remove from the list those files that were deleted?
Thanks for your advice. {redoak}

A:Solved: ACCESS "existing files" question

9 more replies
Answer Match 49.98%

Hello, I was wondering how to use the interval command with the netstat command in windows xp, which will redisplay resuslts every so many seconds:

I have tried

>netstat -aon interval 5
>netstat -aon, interval 5 (and on and on etc...) but cant seem to get it to work.

I would like to run the netstat command in 5 or 10 second intervals when I run it.


A:Solved: Netstat [interval] help windows xp "cmd.exe" question

You don't use the actual word "interval". It should just be:

netstat -aon 5
netstat -aon 10

2 more replies
Answer Match 49.56%

I just performed a full system scan on my computer using AVG Spyware. The process (doing nothing else and having no other programs running) took 35 minutes and scanned 245,000 + "objects". My question is simple, and may leave me looking foolish, but I have to it "normal" for a computer used by only 2 people for only 3 months to have that many "objects"? Thanks

A:Solved: Just a quick question- Is this "normal"?

6 more replies
Answer Match 49.56%

Hello everyone,

I appreciate you taking time to look at my question; in my Outlook, in my "sent items" folder I have emails missing from two months prior from today. My question is, can I retrieve those emails? Thank you in advance.


A:Solved: Outlook "Sent Items" question

8 more replies
Answer Match 49.56%


i have a question about setting a static ip on my lan

I have dhcp enabled on my router. i set my ip in windows tcp/ip configuration to: ip subnet gateway dns

everything is working fine, with no reboot, just changed settings from auto detect to use the following ip address (above).

I'm thinking the routers programming with logically think...

"hey" ...the compuuter with xzy mac address.. wants to use permanently...
(and no big deal.. its cool, because of this request i'll reserve that mac for that ip from now on... right??? )

however is this the right approach and way to think about it? Im assuming it is, even though dhcp is still enabled.


xp pro / comcast modem / 4 port ethernet wireless g router

A:Solved: setting up "static ip" behind nat question

12 more replies
Answer Match 49.56%

Sigh.. dont get mad at me..
I'm not blonde just slightly illiterate
My question : when I right click on anything I get a nice little list of things that I can do. The problem is; One of those things I DO NOT want one of the options and have no idea how "it" got there!
It is ">>>HARDCORE MOVIES<<< and then I noticed today that in the same selection area "my points" has shown up! I dont mind
"my points" being there. I just dont know how it got there either!
Anyway, as a mom of six kiddos; I really dont want any hardcore anything on my computer!

Someone help me get it off of there??? Please?!
I would be a very greatful mom!

A:[Solved] A question about "right clicking" I know I'm a ditz but Help!!!

16 more replies
Answer Match 49.56%

For a while now "Thumbs.db" files have been appearing in association with other files/folders. They took me by surprise, and I decided to delete. However, there is a warning that the 'system' may need them. What do I do with them? Especially when I am deleting a whole folder.

Thanks for your insight, {redoak}

A:Solved: "Thumbs.db" files Question

Google is your HERE


2 more replies
Answer Match 49.56%

I have a number on sheet1 in cell A1 that = 25

on sheet2 i have:
b3 = 1 and C3 = 10
b4 = 10 and C4 = 20
b5 = 20 and c5 = 30
b6 = 30 and c6 = 40

now in A3:a6 i want it to show me Sheet1!a1 = 25 in A5 because its between 20 and 25.

Any help with this? Im sure its easy and im just over looking something small.

Thanks again for all your help and thoughts.

A:Solved: Excel 2007 "IF" question.

Also i would like the other cells that the sheet1!a1 is not between to return a blank cell.

3 more replies
Answer Match 49.56%

A coworker of mine said she was having a problem with an excel spreadsheet and came to me for help. I don't know how to fix her problem. When she is in a cell on the spreadsheet, any cell, and hits the tab button, it goes over about 20 cells each time you hit tab. I tried searching to see if there was a setting to change this, but I could not find one. Anyone here have any suggestions on how to make the tab button only go over one cell like normal? Thanks for your help.

A:Solved: Excel Question regarding "Tab" on keyboard

there should be a setting for tab going across or down - row or page
i'll have a look
No cant find anything in 2003 - only TAB moves to right one cell and holding shift+TAB goes back one cell - or around a named range

2 more replies
Answer Match 49.56%

Over time my "send to" menu has become quite lengthy. I went to the folder and deleted everything I didn't want. The problem is that "Removable disk H, I, & J" still appears on the menu but they are not in the folder.

Any suggestions on how to get rid of them.

A:Solved: "Send To" menu question

Greetings lightenrod

Hide removable drives from the Send To menu in Windows XP

2 more replies
Answer Match 49.56%

Is it possible to use an IF (or other) formula to copy coloured patterns (or "fill colours") from one cell to another - e.g. If cell A1 has a yellow fill colour, give b2 a yellow fill colour also... ?

If so, could someone enlighten me please..?

Using MS Excel 2000 (9.0).

A:Solved: "IF" formula/colours question

16 more replies
Answer Match 49.56%

i just noticed a new program on my programs list...THAT I DID NOT INSTALL!

it is called "Kill & Clean" and i obviously question the legitimacy of the program.

the last time this happened it was the "UnSpyPC"

it has two little icons with it, one to run it , and another to "uninstall" it, ... but we all know what happens when you try to uninstall it ;-)

has anyone ever heard of this one and if so, how do i completely get rid of it???

here is a copy of my hijackThis log also...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:37:04 PM, on 7/4/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Arcade\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\eRecovery\Monitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTP... Read more

A:Solved: "Kill & Clean" question...?

Looks like you have 2 anti virus programs?

Avast and AVG

They are not going to cause your problem but can cause conficts so you should pick one and remove the other

3 more replies
Answer Match 49.56%

I just have a quick question. When you right-click My Computer and retrieve the properties, it displays all your computer's speed information such as CPU and RAM.

I was just wondering why these properties display two CPU speeds. For example, mine says word for word: Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz 1.50 GHz on the CPU information line.

Can anyone explain why there are two speeds? Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Question about "My Computer" Properties

16 more replies
Answer Match 49.56%

While exiting a game I had a system freeze and had to shut my computer down (pulled the plug). Upon restart I got the message "the volume is dirty" and check disk ran. Is this something I should be concerned about?
I think I found the right log for it in the event viewer "Winlogon, event 1001" but don't understand whats written in it. Can anyone help me out here? Tell me what a dirty volume is, tell me if there is anything of concern in the log, tell me if I should let it concern me or not?
Here's the log
Date: 11/27/2006
Time: 4:08:40 PM
User: N/A
Computer: COOK001
Checking file system on C:
The type of the file system is NTFS.

The volume is dirty.
Index entry WER921d.dir00 of index $I30 in file 0x3194 points to unused file 0x550f.
Deleting index entry WER921d.dir00 in index $I30 of file 12692.
Index entry WER921~1.DIR of index $I30 in file 0x3194 points to unused file 0x550f.
Deleting index entry WER921~1.DIR in index $I30 of file 12692.
Cleaning up minor inconsistencies on the drive.
CHKDSK is recovering lost files.
Cleaning up 913 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 913 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
Cleaning up 913 unused security descriptors.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
Usn Journal verification completed.
Correcting errors in the master file table's (MFT) BITMAP attribute.
Correcting errors in the Volume Bitmap.
Windows has made corrections to the file system.

152681... Read more

A:Solved: "volume is dirty" question

10 more replies
Answer Match 49.56%

I am doing very well, but can't figure out how to change the screen resolution so that as much of my 17" laptop screen is utilized. I have downloade/installed "Virtual Box Additions" which presumably will allow me to choose a satisfactory screen resolution.

How do I go about this?

Thanks, {redoak}

A:Solved: Setting up OS within "Virtual Box" question

16 more replies
Answer Match 49.14%

Me and my friend just finished our computer, we had a few issues with the NZXT Phantom case at first: they didn't send us a few screws so we had to go to the local tech store and buy a few, but everything worked out.


Our screen seems to be having a slight problem: the image of the screen is not taking up the entire space provided by the screen.
There is an option that we found: Auto Image Adjust, and I am sure this is the right one, except: it's disabled!

It's a ViewSonic VX2450wm-LED Full HD 1080p
We have Windows 7 installed on it, and everything is working fine.
The Screen Resolution is set to 1920 x 1080.
DPI Setting is at 150%

Thank's for the help!

A:[SOLVED] ViewSonic Monitor Auto Image Adjust Disabled

How much of the screen is being used?'

What is your GPU?

How is it connected?

Did you install the drivers for the monitor and GPU?

5 more replies
Answer Match 49.14%

I bought this ViewSonic VP201b in 2005 and it's been an excellent monitor, but about a month ago started some erratic behavior.

After it's been on long enough to have warmed up, the right half of the screen (divided precisely in the center,) begins flickering, blacking out and other erratic visuals, while the left half remains normal. Sometimes the right half will come back on with vertical lines, other times with what looks like a vertically-oriented striped wallpaper retaining the colors of my existing desktop image. After it's gone through its different gyrations it generally stabilizes, with the desktop image there but with a jittery, "underwater" motion on that half.

Again, all of this is in the right half of the screen only; the left half functions normally.

I've isolated it to the monitor - when I unplug the vid cable from the PC the left side blacks out as normal but the right half remains with whatever weirdness it had been displaying when I unplugged the cable.

I'm thinking there's a component or two that's failing as it gets hot and is in need of replacement. This is well outside of warranty so I'm wondering if a.) this is something that a repair shop could fix for less than the cost of a new monitor (I think I paid around $350 for this one,) and b.) if so, can anyone recommend a competent repair shop in the Los Angeles area. I am a technician by trade though I've never worked with video hardware, so I�... Read more

A:Solved: ViewSonic VP201b heat-related half-blackout

I recently had my Samsung LCD monitor repaired by a company named Amkotron. They are in Cerritos, CA, phone (562) 921-3330.

My monitor was repaired under warranty, I am not sure if they also do non-warranty work.

3 more replies
Answer Match 48.72%

I have the below command in a batch script of mine, and i'm having a tad bit of trouble...

IF '%VarOne%'== '0' GOTO End

The problem is that in the script i'm running its possible for %VarOne" to occasionally come out to a negative number....

so i need a way to make all negative outcomes go to End as well...

something like..

IF '%VarOne%'== '-*' GOTO End

However the above command does not work, any ideas on how i can accomplish this?

A:Solved: Another "IF" command question...

Once again, solved my own problem, i should really hold off on asking question till about an hour after the frustration sets in....

anyway, this was my solution..

IF %VarOne% LEQ 0 GOTO End

that cause me a little trouble as well, apparently it will recognize even numbers as well, unless you leavw out the single quote marks...

3 more replies
Answer Match 48.72%

How do I get the items in "My Documents" in alphabetical order?

Thank you

A:[SOLVED] &quot;MY Documents&quot; question

Word>View>Choose to show the list as large or small icons, right click empty space and choose Name option.

4 more replies
Answer Match 48.72%

I have three partitions on my HDD. When I run "chkdsk," it appears that only the "C" partiton is being checked; only the title for that partition appears in the scan window.

If this is true, how do you tell "chkdsk" to scan all partitions?

Thanks, {redoak}

A:Solved: "chkdsk" question

8 more replies
Answer Match 48.72%

I tried the "Can I Run It" website which told me that my laptop could run Crysis on minimum settings only, but when I checked why it did not meet recommended settings, the graphics card was the only area to fail. The explanation made no sense. While the card failed overall, each of the broken down criterion were met and surpassed. This worries me a bit, as I would like to get the game but don't want to have it run on lowest settings. I understand that I will not be able to get to the maximum (CRAZY requirements), but I would like something above minimum. As I cannot try the game before paying for it, I thought that I would post and see if someone knows something that I don't. Thanks for any help.

Here are my system specs: (If you're brave enough to read it all - thank the dxdiag for being incredibly detailed) (A few choice bits, namely device names and driver information have been removed for space, but all needed devices and drivers are installed and up to date.)
System Information
Time of this report: 10/14/2008, 19:36:07
Machine name: SETH-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium (6.0, Build 6000) (6000.vista_gdr.071023-1545)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
System Model: Satellite P205D
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-64 (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 1340MB used, 2964MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Win... Read more

A:Solved: Yet another Crysis "Can I Run It?" question

12 more replies
Answer Match 48.72%

I recently had to change my ISP. I had an e mail address [email protected] - so I had to let everyone know that my e mail address is changing. I chose to open a gmail A/C and have configured gmail to download directly into my Outlook Express inbox as I prefer to use Outlook Express rather than a web based e mail client. This will prevent future problems with e mail address changes. It works fine but my problem is as follows:
When I click on a "mail to" or "contact us" link in Internet Explorer, Gmail asks me to log in, as it assumes that I want to send the e mail from web based gmail. This is not what I want, I want Outlook Express to open when I click on a "mail to" link in the browser.
How can I get Outlook Express to open when I click on a "mail to" link or a "contact us" link?
I have IE 8.
Thank you

A:Solved: "mailto" Question

8 more replies
Answer Match 48.72%

On Windows XP, when I click on "Search," I come to a "Windows Search" screen that has "Desktop" and "Web" as choices for a search. I typed in ".pst" and got a bunch of Outlook messages and not where the Outlook .pst folder is. Is there another choice for "Search" that will show me where the searched-for is? Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: "Search" in XP question:

6 more replies
Answer Match 48.72%

Would the failure of one computer's public folder also cause the public folder of the second computer to become in-accessable? I backup data using each other's computer.

I have Vista Home Premium OS on both machines, on a home network.

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: "What If" networking question

11 more replies
Answer Match 48.3%

In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

16 more replies
Answer Match 47.46%

XP Home (installed SP2 recently, which MIGHT have something to do with this?).

Just saved two word docs and a bmp file, all separately. All three times I saw that a new location has been added to the Save As drop-down menu. It didn't open to My Documents folder but was in the general folder list of the whole computer. The location was called "FTP File Locations." It's never appeared on the Save As menu before. This made me think of the file/print sharing control, which is now located in the Windows Firewall, but I don't use that Firewall, I turned it off to use Norton. What was FTP Locations? And is there any way to disable file/print sharing without using the Windows Firewall? (These may be the same thing, I don't know.) Also, in Network Connections, I thought I'd find file/print sharing control there, but now XP wants me to run a whole Network Wizard thing..I'm afraid I'll somehow set up a network instead! or enable all kinds of things..I don't want to create a disaster here.

(My son installed an FTP program months ago for work he was doing, but the program was removed. I just searched for it, it's definitely gone.)

This is a stand-alone, non-networked home computer.

P.S. I saved another Word doc and now it's back to opening to My Documents folder as I can't find the FTP Locations anywhere.

More replies
Answer Match 46.62%

How can we post an attachment "inside" the message in this site when we post either a new post or a reply... versus just having the attachment as a separate item at the bottom of the message that the viewer has to click on to see it? I'm just dying to be able to do that. I have seen huge attachment such as "Print Screen" right along with the written message. If I could do that, it would really impress my wife

PS.- See:

A:Solved: This is just a "How to do it" question

8 more replies
Answer Match 45.78%

I double-click and get "search" instead of "open"--only when I click a disk, like Hard Drive C: or Floppy A: or CD F: and so on.

It didn't used to do this, so I must've inadvertently changed some setting somewhere, but darned if I can find it now.

Any ideas?

A:Solved: On the "my computer" list, I double-click on disks and get "search" instead of "open"

12 more replies
Answer Match 45.78%

Ok, so im new here so hey everybody..

to the point: my laptop is "stuttering"/lagging/skipping.
whatever you wanna call it its doing it.
my video/music/and cursor skip every second for a splt second it starts on start-up and dont stop til i turn my laptop off. it happens in a pattern its not random, ive done checked my drivers, spyware, and m RAM is good.. so can someone please help me? ***could it be because my battery wont hold a charger? so it has to be hooked up to the charger at ALL times or it dies Example: is the charger not got the "juice" to run the laptop by itself so it studders/skips..*** i dont know if this has anything to do with my problem but i ran "event viewer" and found this : The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:


OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2250 @ 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39723 MB, Free - 23484 MB; D: Total - 12684 MB, Free - 3633 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FF049, , .HWPLLB1.CN1296167S5169.
Antivirus: McAfee VirusScan, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disable

A:Solved: Whole computer "studders"/"skips"/"lags" .. have event viewer report (PLEASE

6 more replies
Answer Match 44.94%

When I play a game that changes my resolution and then leave the game, the Start interface is still at the games resolution. I have manually changed the resolutions to see if it would changed back but it is still stuck. The only way that I've found to change it back is to log off then back on. Anyone experience this problem and found a way to solve it?

Windows 8 Pro x64 w/WMC (its a upgrade that I've used as a full version, installed twice to get full)
EVGA Geforce GTX 550 ti driver v. 210.70

A:Question about "Metro" or "Modern" interface.

FYI, not related to your problem, but NVidia 210.70 has a severe vulnerability in it that viruses are using to take over systems. You should upgrade to 210.90, which fixes it.

Reinstalling (or better yet, upgrading as I suggested) the video driver MAY solve the problem. It sounds like it's definitely driver related.

2 more replies
Answer Match 44.52%

ok!!!!!!!!!! what is it and how do i fix it,,,, eyes crossed knees woobly help?????????????????????

A:[Solved] mplay32.exe,1"/play/close"%L"." and sndrec32.exe"%L"."

9 more replies
Answer Match 42.42%


I've seen this question asked on many forums, but the answer always seems to be something different, and so far nothing has worked for me.

First, my wireless connection shows that it is connected, but I can't view any Web pages. This happened once in the past, and changing the channel fixed it, but that is not working this time. When I ping different Web sites, that works fine. I can view https:// sites. I'm connected to certain programs like Southwest's Ding, and the notification comes through to me when there's a new deal, but I cannot get onto the Web site to see what the deal is. So I'm connected, but I can't actually view any sites.

I tried connecting via a wired connection, and I have the same problem.

This is happening on my Dell Dimension E510, for the wired connection I'm showing "Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection," and the wireless adapter is "NETGEAR WG311v2 802.11g Wireless PCI Adapter."

Also, at some point someone kept re-installing the Netgear driver, so it's now called Wireless Connection 3, if that matters.

I hope someone can help! Thanks.

A:Solved: Another "connected but not connected" question

16 more replies
Answer Match 42%

I am hoping that someone can help me with what may be a complex question.

I have a spreadsheet, similar to the demonstration file I have attached. In it, there are a range of columns. One set of columns (A - D), shows a list of numbers that are references to items in a store, and it also shows their location in the store, so it acts as a floor-plan. The next column (E) lists those items again to show the dollar amount that those items have produced in total sales (F).

So, what I'd like to do is to add a conditional formatting to show me the "cold" and "hot" spots on the floor-plan so I can see where sales are most concentrated. I would assume that this would be done with a colour scale (using the range of values in column F to work itself out)?

Either way, the figures in column F would change weekly, so the relevant cells in columns A - D would need to automatically change when they're matching cells in column E - F change.

I hope this makes sense, as it's difficult to explain, but any help that someone could provide would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Creating Cell "Cold" And "Hot" Spots Based On Values In Microsoft Excel 2007

16 more replies
Answer Match 42%

I recently built a call log database in Access 2007 for my team to use when calling agents on our top errors we see from a vendor's error report. My boss is requesting a report to see how many items have been resolved

I have a query started and I am trying to complete this task in a single query (if possible) instead of several queries (as I've done for a couple other things).

I have 3 tables I'm using: Assignment, AgtInfo and CallLog
Joins as follows:

Fields in the results: Assignment.assigned_analyst, CallLog.rpt_mnth, CallLog.resolved

Resolved is a yes/no field. I've done a query that converts the -1 to a 1, so that the sum is a positive number for the "Yes" values. I'm not sure how to enter the expression to subract the "Yes" values from the total number of values (yes/no) to get to my "No" count.

Essentially, I'd like the results to display as:

assigned_analyst, rpt_mnth, CountYes_resolved, CountNo_resolved

Somehow the connection is just not clicking in my brain with everything I've read though searches. Any help is appreciated! Thanks!

A:Solved: Access 2007 Query: Return count of "Yes" and "No" values for Analyst/Report M

It is easier to add another column to counf the Nos, use
0 or is null
as the IIf statement and use a 1 to count them

3 more replies
Answer Match 42%

Hello Guys and Girls,

My wireless internet connections are currently set to a manually configured status, but this means I am having problems connecting to other wireless connections with free (ie unsecured) connections. I have tried going to properties and ticking the "Let Windows configure my wireless network settings", but I get a dialogue box coming up telling me that not all of my changes have been made.

Any ideas? Thank you in advance.


A:Solved: Changing wireless connection status from "Manually Configured" back to "Automatic"

Why don't we start with the make/model of the wireless router in use, as well as the wireless adapter or laptop brand. Also, what version and patch level of Windows do you use?

If you have XP-SP2, you can set the machine back to installation defaults using the following procedure.

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2.

For these commands, Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

3 more replies
Answer Match 42%

I have a chart in an Excel spreadsheet, and it has several "series" in it. Some of the series are charted as "lines", and some are "areas" that fill in the entire background of anything from 0 to the value I have entered.

I have one particular series that is showing up as an "area" but I want it to be drawn as a "line" instead, so it DOESN'T fill in the area below it. I currently have the "background" as "none", but now I have a line from the last value down to "0", and that's what I want to avoid...

Thanks in advance!

A:Solved: Excel 2003 - how to change a chart data series from "area" to "line"??

8 more replies
Answer Match 42%

I added a slave drive to my Windows XP Pro computer, and it appears to work properly.

However, when I open the "Documents and Settings" folder (on the slave drive E:\, which is Windows XP Home Edition -- not XP Pro), I do not see any of my documents, sub-folders, etc. There should be MANY sub-folders (inside the "My Documents" folder which isn't even visible), with hundreds of documents, jpgs, etc. within it.

When that drive is installed as the Primary drive in my other computer, the User "Larry" (which is me) has all Administrative privileges. On the computer that I'm running now (with the slave drive in it), I also have Administrator privileges. I own both computers.

My User Name "Larry" is password-protected when I login to Windows (when the drive is Primary and installed into my main computer (not this computer with XP Pro).

I've tried clicking on all the users; Administrator, Default User, Larry, Guest, etc. (Note: I get an "Access Denied" error when clicking on the Guest "Documents and Settings" folder).

So, the questions are:

1. Why can't I see any files or subdirectories in the "Documents and Settings" folder on the slave drive?

2. There's supposed to be a folder named "My Documents," but I can't find it. Normally, that path is "C:\Documents and Settings\My Documents".
--- Where is that folder? It contains all the files I'm looking for.
... Read more

A:Solved: Slave drive "Access Denied" on "Documents and Settings" Folder

Follow the directions here to take ownership of a file or folder.

2 more replies
Answer Match 42%


I have an XP machine which I only ever user myself (as in, there are no other users on the machine, no guest account, and it logs in without a password).

I'm trying to sort out my expansive and bloated Start Menu Programs list, but it seems that there are two separate lists. One for "Joe" (the main user account) and one for "all users", I guess because some programs give the option of installing for just one user or for everyone.

All of the programs show up in the Start Menu when I click on it, but when I go into Windows Explorer to try and sort them out, there are two separate folders;

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs
C:\Documents and Settings\Joe\Start Menu\Programs

I know I can move them around in these folders (ie; putting them in related groups, such as "system tools" etc), but can I move all of them from the main user to the "all users" folder, (or vice versa) without any problems?


A:[SOLVED] Merging &quot;user&quot; and &quot;all users&quot; start menu program lists

Yes, you can consolidate them all in one, or slit them up as desired.

1 more replies
Answer Match 42%

I have been plagued for years by this bug (see attached Mad_Explorer_col.JPG screen dump), and this morning after visiting Tech Support Guy > Windows XP then searching for "Windows Explorer", on page 2 in "Solved: Explorer tree display curiosity, AKA Odd Windows Explorer Bug", page 2, I found the cause and solution brought by Mosaic1 Wed 07 Mar 2007 05:48 GMT:
Do you have the desktop toolbar on the taskbar?​and mrwes Tue 07 Aug 2007 18:34 GMT:
You can get around this by making the toolbar point to the Desktop but using c:\Documents and Settings > (Profile name) > Desktop. You don't see the My Computer and IE icons in the list, but everything else shows up...​Thanks a lot to Mosaic1 and mrwes!

Versailles, Sat 13 Feb 2010 10:34:25 +0100

More replies
Answer Match 42%

virus.. popup "Malware Wipe" "the spy guard" and alot of commercials like porn poker and more crap..
this is what I get when I start internetexplorer
Recommended Anti-Spyware Software: Pest Trap, Malware Wipe, Spy Guard Internet Security

Pest Trap
Most popular spyware/adware cleaner software all over the world. Cleans all known viruses and worms.

Visit Website Free Scan
Malware Wipe
Became one of the most popular programs very fast. It`s really easy to use and at the same time very effective.

Visit Website Free Scan
The Spy Guard
Developed as the most efficient spyware cleaner with realtime protection.

Visit Website Free Scan
Brave Sentry
Award-winning spyware removal utility that will help you fighting all kinds of spyware including keyloggers, trojans and password thieves.

Visit Website Free Scan
AD Protect
World's leading software application that checks, protects and re-checks spyware and spam vulnerability in your home computer.

Visit Website Free Scan

Attention! Your system is currently exposed. Any remote computer can easily browse following folders and files on your computer:
- \Windows\System32
- \Program Files\Internet Explorer
- \My Documents
- Drive C:\ files
Click here to download official intrusion detection system (IDS software)
Your... Read more

A:Solved: virus.. popup "Malware Wipe" "the spy guard" and alot of commercials

14 more replies
Answer Match 42%

whenever i clicked on a large video file in explorer (running xp sp2 on inspiron 6000), explorer would crash. i found a tip online to run "regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll" and that fixed the problem completely.

however, this fix created a new problem - - now all the info that used to be under "artist" or "album" is gone! any fix? "date modified" is still there, but i like to sort my mp3 folders by artist, and now it does me no good.

by the way, when i now click on an mp3's properties, summary tab, and go to advanced, all the artist/album info is missing from there too.

from doing a search, i see that the way to undo the original fix is to run "regsvr32 shmedia.dll", but then i think i will have errors with large avi's.

so, any other fix?

A:Solved: "regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll" helped, but removed "artists/album" info

Greetings daverose808

Download the Attached File 'AudioProps.rar'> Unzip it > Right Click on "AudioProps.reg" > Choose "MERGE"

3 more replies
Answer Match 42%

Hi TechGuy,

I'm having some recent problems on my laptop. When I log-in and start using it, the performance starts slowing down. When I look at the Task Manager, I notice that the task called Explorer.exe takes up a lot of my CPU. In a couple of minutes, I also start getting Internet Explorer windows to pop-up on my screen (I normally use Firefox) with advertisements suggesting that my computer is infected and some software downloads that could help. I recently installed McAfee Total Works, or whatever they call their 10-in-1 software which is supposed to do it all. I ran several scans, and on some of them, if did find and disable the Generic.dx trojan. Even though it claims it is doing something, I don't notice any changes - Explorer.exe continues to bog me down, and the IE windows keep popping up to the point that I cannot use my computer effectively anymore.

IBM T-40 laptop (about three and a half years old)
Microsoft XP-Professional

Any pointers would be truly appreciated!!


A:Solved: "Explorer.exe" process keeps running, IE Windows intermittently open, "Generic.dx"

16 more replies
Answer Match 41.58%

System: Acer Aspire one netbook.
Win XP home ed. SP3

Synopsis of issue:
Got this comp. from my company for a new line of work I started. Was "deep frozen" when I got it and was useless to me in that state. Got it thawed and it suddenly wanted to do loads of updates, so I let it. Apparently I was not careful enough & got the "XP antivirus 2012" malware.

Eventually conquered that beast and installed avira free. almost immediately avira picked up on the "html/infected win.gen2" malware. I quarantined, deleted, scanned comp. w. avira, rkill, & malwarebytes. all scans came up clean but I now have no connectivity. wired conn. continually tries to acquire network address and w.less has limited or no....

Not my router or modem as I have 2 home comps actively cnctd as I type this. Also tried multiple other networks w. same neg. results.

After loads of searching and t/s'ing I believe I have found the root of the problem: When I look under "services" I found that "netbios helper", "Network Location Awareness" & "dhcp client" are all not started.

Trying to start them results in failure b/c some "dependencies are marked for deletion". the afore-mentioned 3 things are dependent upon the Netbios over tcpip and tcpip protocol driver.

Those drivers are in the system32/drivers folder but I cannot find a "non plug and play" section in the device manager. Yes, I looked under ... Read more

A:[SOLVED] No Connectivity after &quot;infected win.gen2&quot; and &quot;XP antivirus 2012&quot; issues

Hello Gunnersfan13,

I do see the problem and I'll have to ask you to please stop any more action on your part to resolve this yourself or you'll make my job that much more difficult. :)

You are still very much infected with ZAccess. I need to see the dds.txt. (You posted, and attached, only the Attach.txt produced by dds.scr)

Run dds.scr again, and post the contents of the dds.txt.


Next, open Notepad and copy/paste the contents inside the quote box below, into Notepad.


regedit /a afdexport.txt "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\currentcontrolset\Services\AFD"
notepad afdexport.txt

Save this as afdexport.bat Choose to "Save type as - All Files"

Double click on the .bat file & allow it to run. Then post the log which it produces


Also, download SystemLook from one of the links below and transfer it to your desktop.

Download Mirror #1
Download Mirror #2Double-click SystemLook.exe to run it.
Copy the content of the following codebox into the main textfield:


Click the Look button to start the scan.
When finished, a notepad window will open with the results of the scan. Please post this log in your next reply.
Note: The log can also be found at on your Desktop entitled SystemLook.txt

19 more replies
Answer Match 41.58%

Which is the better card, the "Sapphire Radeon 9800 Atlantis Pro 128MB" or the "PNY GeForce 6600GT 128MB"? I'm talking about the AGP versions. The 6600GT is about 10 more here in the UK. I had a faulty Radeon 9600XT so I'm looking for a new card. I will spend around 150 ($260). These 2 cards have caught my eye and I don't know which to choose. What would you get?


A:Solved: "Sapphire Radeon 9800 Atlantis Pro" v. "PNY GeForce 6600GT"

16 more replies
Answer Match 41.58%

Windows XP SP2

Ok, I tried some things in other threads but to no avail. But some threads are having my same problems. First this about:blank crap is always my home page even if I change it, as well as these porn links in my favorites list. I've run scans with 5 different virus/ adware scan programs but it doesn't fix it. However, it got even worse-- I can no longer open things like My Computer, My Documents or even Control Panel to try and uninstall software. When I try to open any folder my computer freezes temp. and I get the following message: "DrWatson Postmortem Debugger has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

PLEASE Somebody help me. I have hijack this, if that helps. AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

A:Solved: I can't open anything "Dr. wtsn error" & I can't remove "blank: about" adware.

14 more replies
Answer Match 41.58%

Hi and THANKS for being there! This is primarily a term definition question. I don't find any clear answer in my user's guide.

I've got this terrific TV card installed, very fancy, very feature-rich.

I've got this terrific add-on AGP card installed, very fancy, very feature-rich. But I'm thinking that's beside the point. (It's a nVidia Geforce FX 5200)

This TV Tuner/Capture card dates back a ways; bought it for my old Windows Millennium machine and I remember that it worked just GREAT. It has the brand name "Brooktree" but that might just be the chipset or something. Anyway, I abandoned the TV add-on when I upgraded to a newer Windows XP machine in early 2007. I couldn't find the right driver though it worked pretty fairly with the old driver for most TV stations, it didn't work perfectly. I ditched it at the time.

I recently visited and searched diligently and finally did find a perfect driver for that TV card for XP. I am sure it is the latest and best driver available, so that is not even an issue.

Since I no longer subscribe to cable, I can use this old card to watch only channel 3, as output by my VCR. (The card also has FM radio, which works great!)

Here's the thing. A very itty-bitty teensy slight snag. When I initiate the TV Tuner, it always starts up in what they call "Preview mode". There is sound but no picture! No problem, I just tell it to go into the alternate mode, "... Read more

A:Solved: TV card: explain what is "Overlay" versus "Preview" mode

6 more replies
Answer Match 41.58%

Hello, TSG!

Just yesterday I was using the computer normally until I got a Blue Screen. Getting a blue screen is usually something normal that occurs to my every so often, so I didn't mind it and rebooted the computer normally. However, I got two more blue screens within the next hour. The 3rd time rebooting, my computer starts to act strange as if it had a virus. Upon powering up the monitor would just display a black screen with two lines about something --- which I don't remember, sorry --- and stayed like that unless I plugged out the power cord or held on the power button to shut down. Then when after a few tries it boots and displays a message "Floppy Disk Failure" and "Drive 1 not found: Serial ATA, SATA-1" (and the same message for Drives 2 and 3) show up. Also it asks me to continue loading by pressing the F1 Key.

When Windows loads the first time, it displays a message saying a bunch of hardware has just been installed and ready for use. Also, my internal clock resetted itself back to Monday, November 07, 2005 (Which, if I recall, is the date when I got the computer) and my speakers do not work.

TL;DR Version
3 blue screens within a short time
Floppy disk fail
Drivers 1-3 not found: Serial ATA, SATA-1-3

Anyway, I browsed through Google but I haven't seen anyone with both problems. I disabled my Floppy Disk Drive and that message doesn't show up anymore, but the others do and my computer still isn't fixed. I ran a vir... Read more

A:Solved: "Floppy Disk Failure" and "Drive 1 not found" problem

9 more replies
Answer Match 41.58%

First off, thank you for any assistance in advance.

Problem: "System Alert" balloon in tray icon that will not go away and redirects me in IE 7 to hxxp://

Using SpyBot Search & Destroy and Ad-Aware SE, I seem to have gotten rid of the problem of the redirection of my home page as well as removed the trojan that caused all of this in the first place (I think). The pesky balloon, however, remains. All pre-steps your forum recommeded have been completed. Below are the logs your forum requests in advance (please note that my DSS "extra" log file is attached):


Incident Status Location

Potentially unwanted tool:application/myglobalsearch Not disinfected c:\program files\MyGlobalSearch
Spyware:Cookie/Atlas DMT Not disinfected... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Trying To Remove "System Alert" Balloon That Directs To ""

Download SDFix from here and save it to your desktop.

Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer

After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
Choose your usual account.

In Safe Mode, right click the folder and choose Extract All,
Open the extracted folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the script.
Type Y to begin the script.

It will remove the Trojan Services then make some repairs to the registry and prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
Press any Key and it will restart the PC.

Your system will take longer that normal to restart as the fixtool will be running and removing files.
When the desktop loads the Fixtool will complete the removal and display Finished, then press any key to end the script and load your desktop icons.

Once the desktop icons load the SDFix report will open on screen and also save into the SDFix folder as Report.txt
(Report.txt will also be copied to Clipboard ready for posting back on the forum).

Finally paste the contents of the Report.txt back on the forum.


This will help to identify malware on your system.
Please download Combofix from any of these locations:
... Read more

9 more replies
Answer Match 41.58%

G'day all,

I am hoping someone may be able to tell me why my local folders appear under "The Internet" on one of our work computers rather than under "Local Network". We have four machines, 3 running XP Home and one running XP Pro. The front machine has XP Home on it and I cannot open any of the shared folders for this machine on any of the other three machines even though they all have the same workgroup name.

They are all connected via CAT5 cable and we have a Netcomm NB5 ADSL2 modem/router, a Netcomm V300 Telephone Adapter(VOIP)/modem and an 8 port switch in the boss's office. And the front computer's folder/s and drives that I have chosen to be shared are listed under "The Internet". Does anyone know why this is and how I would go about correcting it?

Thankyou for your help and time,


A:Solved: Local Folders appear as "The Internet"when opening "My Network Places"

16 more replies
Answer Match 41.16%

Ok, this is my third attempt, after re-booting and re-booting. This is my wife's Sony, abt. 3 years old, P4, WinXP HE, 512k ram. For a long time now it has been "temperamental". Among the latest is I can no longer "switch user" as normally. Clicking Start/log off/switch user does absolutely nothing now, it merely reverts to the former screen. Start/log off/log off does work, however.
And the shortcut that I used to use, the Win logo key +L now goes to "UNLOCK COMPUTER", a pop-up message that tells me the pc is in use and locked and only I (presumably as an administrator) with the proper password can now unlock it..
Problem: what the heck is the password?
We don't recall ever setting one.
Control+Alt+Delete does nothing here. Once at this screen, my only recourse is to reboot. ("Cancel" is greyed out. I think though that a few days ago it wasn't and I could cancel. Is that my faulty memory or is this thing getting worse?)

A side note: I did recently download and utilize a reg cleaner freeware "Regseeker" which I used to delete only several items it said were not used or broken links. (It also allegedly created a back-up before deletion, but darned if I can see where or how I can get them back!)
I also disabled, thanks to another tech "advice", several services via Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Services. However, that techie claims nothing I disabled in his list should affect this.

 ... Read more

A:Solved: "Switch User" no longer functions. "Password"?

15 more replies
Answer Match 41.16%

Please can somebody help with this minor but annoying matter. When turning on my business computer one morning, the space bar and return/enter buttons are visable when i type emails, but when i send them, they are not. I know its a setting, but can anyone tell me what setting and how to turn it off?


A:[SOLVED] &quot;Space bar&quot; and &quot;return/enter&quot; are visual on emails! Help

You need to tell us what email client you use as these days not everyone uses the built-in one.

4 more replies
Answer Match 41.16%

I have a nested "IF" statement that inlcudes the "OR" function because I have more than 7 logical tests. One of the logical tests looks for two fields to be true in order to return the "value if true". If either or both fields are false, then the "value if false" is returned, in this case zero. When the value of the first field is correct, but the value of the second field is not correct, zero is returned, which is the "value if false" and a correct return.

However, when both fields are false, the formula is returning the word "FALSE" instead of zero.

The attached file shows these returns and the formulas. Cells F2-7 are corrrect returns (highlighted in green), while cells F8-11 are not correct returns (highlighted in red).

Any ideas on how to return the "value if false" (zero) in cells F8-11 would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Excel 2007 - Nested "IF" formula using "OR" Function

8 more replies
Answer Match 41.16%

When I right click on my C & D drive in My Computer the Open and Explore words in in odd characters and clicking on them does nothing. This happened after I used a USB key on another computer that had these characters. How do I fix this?

A:Solved: Right Click C Drive "Open" &amp; "Explore" in odd characters

8 more replies
Answer Match 41.16%

For some reason, my "Recycle Bin" will not display the files within it with the correct filters while in the "Details" view.

For example, I have the "View" set to "Details", and the two columns I have showing are "Name" and "Type", with "Name" selected as the preferred sort order.

With those settings in place, the "Recycle Bin" is not displaying the files in the correct order.I am not sure of the order that it is displaying them, as I can't pick-up on any pattern.

For example, it is displaying:


When I adjust it again so it displays them in the correct order, the next time I open the "Recycle Bin", the order has returned to the incorrect display.

Any ideas on how to correct this?

A:Solved: "Recycle Bin", "Details" View Does Not Correctly Sort

12 more replies
Answer Match 41.16%

I've searched around the forums and all I can seem to find are people with one or two dead pixels (the absolute max I saw was 8). On the left side of my monitor, I have an extremely large amount of dead pixels. It's about the size of two quarters. It started out small (as a single pixel - then a single line - then a large blob). I've tried just about everything to get rid of it. I've tried massaging it out, using websites/software like, to no avail. I really don't have the money for a new monitor. Any ideas? Thanks!

Here is an image:[img=]

A:Solved: Large group of "dead"/"stuck" pixels

8 more replies
Answer Match 41.16%

Well, that's it really.

I'm using Excel 2007 and when I right-click on a cell or row, the "cut" and "copy" options are greyed out. I can still work using the toolbar menus and icons, or the shortcut keys, so it's not a big problem, but I'm not comfortable with the context menu not working properly.

This happens in all workbooks, including brand new ones. I've looked through the Excel Options but can't find anything.

Any ideas?

A:Solved: "Cut" and "Copy" greyed out in Excel's context menu

15 more replies
Answer Match 41.16%

How can I lock the "Now" or "TODAY" or "Date" FUNCTIONs IN Excel 2003?

This seems like it would be a simple solution as everybody that deals with Excel, at some point, would be interested in not having the dates you have entered with either function "Today" or "Now" NOT automatically change to the current date and time when you reload the workbook. But if it's a simple fix, I sure haven't been able to figure it out yet. Help!!!!!!!!!!! Go ahead and show me and make me feel like an idiot...


A:Solved: Locking "Now" or "TODAY" FUNCTION IN Excel 2003

9 more replies
Answer Match 41.16%

I have looked around for help on this issue and havn't been able to find a resolution that works. I think because I havn't been able to find any imformation on my specific issue.

I am one of the most computer literate people I know, so when a co-worker mentioned to me that he was having problems with his computer, I agreed to look at it. His problem was simple, he had a lot of viruses. I have cleared most (however I assume not all) viruses and instinces of spyware. The computer worked fine for a little while while I did some final checks on his computer, then the problems started.
He has a Dell Inspiron 710m Laptop, running Windows XP Pro. (Service tag 8sk8091)
As far as I can tell, he has not added or upgraded it in any way. He only has some basic programs.

I know that the issues might have something to do with his wireless.
He is running the Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG.
The computer is getting stop errors (BSOD)

The first one was called DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Stop: 0x000000D1 amd listed the file w29n51.sys (which upon further study, turned out to be a file related to his wireless.)

I have already updated the drivers and reinstalled the program with the latest versions on the Intel website.

I also noticed (though with not frequent) the stop error with the same name and stop code, but which listed the NDIS.sys file (which upon further study turned out to be a system utility).
and now, I have gotten a stop error of 0x0000000A, (IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQU... Read more

A:Solved: Windows "logs off" after "open with" repair (userinit.exe)

16 more replies
Answer Match 41.16%

My SSD hyperX randomly makes a "tap" noise, equallient of that one found in old cd rooms when failing to read a cd, or right before it opens.
I ran diagnostics with ASO, and found

Disk Tools: KINGSTON SH103S3120G (120.0 GB)

ID Current Worst Threshold Data Status
(01) Raw Read Error Rate 100 100 50 0000002947A5 OK
(05) Reallocated Sector Count 100 100 3 000000000000 OK
(09) Power On Hours Count 0 0 0 BA0400000032 BAD
(0C) Power Cycle Count 100 100 0 00000000000F OK
(AB) Unknown attribute 0 0 0 000000000000 BAD
(AC) Unknown attribute 0 0 0 000000000000 BAD
(AE) Unknown attribute 0 0 0 000000000003 BAD
(B1) Unknown attribute 0 0 0 000000000001 BAD
(B5) Unknown attribute 0 0 0 000000000000 BAD
(B6) Unknown attribute 0 0 0 000000000000 BAD
(BB) Unknown attribute 100 100 0 000000000000 OK
(C2) Temperature 32 81 0 001400510020 OK
(C3) Hardware ECC Recovered 120 120 0 0000002947A5 OK
(C4) Reallocation Events Count 100 100 3 000000000000 OK
(C9) TA Counter Detected 120 120 0 0000002947A5 OK
(CC) Unknown attribute 120 120 0 0000002947A5 OK
(E6) Unknown attribute 100 100 0 000000000064 OK
(E7) Unknown attribute 100 100 10 000000000000 OK
(E9) Unknown attribute 0 0 0 000000000065 BAD
(EA) Unknown attribute 0 0 0 00000000007A BAD
(F1) Unknown attribute 0 0 0 00000000007A BAD
(F2) Unknown attribute 0 0 0 000000000046 BAD

Power On Time: 50
Health Status: Ok

"Health - BAD".

EDIT: Another thing is my computer "almost" crashes. It fre... Read more

A:Solved: Brand new SSD makes "tap" noise + "bad health" in diagnostic?

16 more replies
Answer Match 41.16%

This week I'm at my in-laws -- and doing routing maintenance on their computers and wireless network -- which includes thorough bumper to bumper scanning of their computers for a variety of things. While doing so with their relatively new Dell laptop I encountered the infamous and incredibly annoying Browser Helper [??] that Dell, in a deal with Google, is installing on new computers.

This "feature" is incredibly annoying when ultimately encountered during the loading of a legit web page. It takes what is presumed to be a mis-typed URL or one that doesn't resolve in the DNS (domain name server) -- including from embedded ad banners -- and instead of returning a standard DNS error, it redirects the browser to a Dell web page with Google search box and a host of click-through adverts. My ISP's home page (which I was using to get to my web mail) was triggering this before the web page could completely load -- as were some web pages on Newegg before that.

Took me a while to sort out what it was as Spybot S&D, Adaware and Hijack This didn't find it (at the least I didn't recognize it in the Hijack This log). Turns out it's not that difficult to get rid of -- but Dell/Google don't make it plainly obvious.

Here's the fix:

Close Internet Explorer (important!)
Fire up the Control Panel
Go to "Add or Remove Programs"
Look for one of these programs (they've used several different program names):
"Browser Addre... Read more

More replies
Answer Match 40.74%

Alright here's a good one, monitor less than a year old, I could never load drivers for it because screen would go haywaire, real wavy along the side edges. ok so I've been using the win98se driver, plug and play monitor ones, well now it's doing it even with them. I d/l the latest driver for win98 from Viewsonic, load them and it really goes berzerk, delete them, screen is still unstable. So, I do a print screen while it's doing this thing so I can post it for you folks to look at, and when I paste it into notepad the picture is fine in the file. what I mean is that to the pc the screen is normal, man am I confused. What does this mean???

A:Viewsonic Optiquest Q75 what the h***

Ether your monitor is slowly dieing, or your refresh rate is too high.

2 more replies
Answer Match 40.74%

I'm trying to decide between the G90FB 19" or the P95F+B...
Here are the links:

The only real difference between the 2 is the fact the Professional one (P95F+B) has an aperture grille while the Gaming (G90FB) has a shadow mask

I know the shadow mask uses dots (dot pitch) while the aperture grille uses lines instead of dots...

Which monitor will give me the best picture for gaming and crisp clear text.

A:Which is the better Viewsonic monitor?

If you can afford it I'd get the Professional version. I had Philips 107P (Professional) monitor with a .25 Aperture grille and it was the best monitor as far as picture quality/clairity I've ever seen (I'm sure there are better, but not without paying major money).

2 more replies
Answer Match 40.74%

I have a suspected cold solder joint in the power supply of my Viewsonic VP2130b monitor that I could probably locate and fix myself if I could figure out how to get it apart. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance
Best regards

More replies
Answer Match 40.74%

About four months ago I bought a supposedly rebuilt Viewsonic P815. About one month after I hooked it up it started to not degause. The screen is pink.

Every once in a while it will correct itself and be fine for a day or two, then it goes pink again. I've replaced cords and plugs.

Any ideas?


A:Viewsonic monitor

6 more replies
Answer Match 40.74%

I bought a viewsonic 1945wm 2 days ago and there is a continuous buzzing sound when it is displaying. Is it normal?

A:viewsonic vx1945

uh, how louds the buzzing?

3 more replies
Answer Match 40.74%

Hi guys,
I'm about to buy an 17 inch LCD screen Viewsonic VX715.Anyone familiar with the model?Anyone can give me their opinion on the model?

Thank you

A:Your opininion on Viewsonic LCD

lyam77 said:

Hi guys,
I'm about to buy an 17 inch LCD screen Viewsonic VX715.Anyone familiar with the model?Anyone can give me their opinion on the model?

Thank youClick to expand...

I have just bought the monitor and i must say it is great. Of course it is not intented for gaming. The price was really good too. 399$ CAN.
I am very satisfied with this model.

1 more replies
Answer Match 40.74%


I have a ViewSonic 19" UltraBrite a90+ with a ati radeon 9800 pro....

When I play games like CS things far away and even up close kinda shine with this glare and its really annoying. Plus my monitor -- which i got last december -- has these lines going acrross it. On wallpapers and programs such as a game theres these strips that go all over.

I dont think its my video card and i have my fresh rate @ 120hz

any helpers?

A:ViewSonic A90+ Problems

These are the MAXIMUM refresh rates of your monitor, exceeding them will damage it. Your monitor does not support 120Hz.

2048x1536 maximum resolution

Displays a maximum resolution of 2048x1536; 1600x1200 optimal resolution at 87Hz flicker-free refresh rate for easy-on-the-eyes viewing.

2048x1536 @ 68Hz
1920x1440 @ 73Hz
1856x1392 @ 75Hz
1600x1200 @ 87Hz

2 more replies
Answer Match 40.74%

I was just wondering if I'm pretty much out of luck with my monitor or is it fixxable?
Whenever there is any spot for black its pretty much like the picture on the right in this link[email protected]@@@@@itaki_fade5.html
It makes watching things or playing games horrible.

A:ViewSonic Monitor

Your link doesn't work.

11 more replies