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Completed Idea for a rig. Comments and Ratings please?

Q: Completed Idea for a rig. Comments and Ratings please?

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750
2gb Ram DDR2 800mhz
Intel P35 Motherboard
Bundle of CPU, Mobo and RAM:240 pound
PowerColor ATI Radeon 3870 XT Xtreme graphics card:129 pound
Coolermaster Case and PSU:43 pound
SATA HDD:32 pound
DVD R/W DRive:19 pound
Windows Vista

or this psu(with my old case):60 pound
this would drive the total to 540 quid.

Overall=523 pound.

Will this all work together?
Is it good enough to be a gaming pc on Vista?
All components ok?
Unfortunately, i have a budget of 500 quid, which was broken a bit by Vista, so cant break it any further

A: Completed Idea for a rig. Comments and Ratings please?

that's one heavy computer... (just kidding)... I can't comment on the price, but the only think you listed that may not "work together" because it's often overlooked is the power supply. You didn't say which one you are using, but cheap power supplies and often those included with cases will not work with high-power systems (core 2 duo + 3870), even though the power supply may advertise high power ratings.

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Hi all,
I'm using Acronis True image v11 home, and it's VERY good at it's disk image backing up; helped me numerous times while setting up a dual boot on my laptop.

When i create the backups, it asks for an optional comment, so you can identify the backups later on. I always made good comments, but now i have numerous backups, i've just realised I don't actually know how to view those comments?!

If anybody knows how to, please give instructions!


A:I create comments when making an acronis backup, but how do i view the comments?

Hi nappymonster,

The Official Acronis Support Forum is here.

-- Tom

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Hi, just come across this File Metadata (free) which I think will interest you- seems very competent in tagging files.
At the bottom I've added a note about StyleFolder (free), which adds comments to folders.

If you want to add comments, tags, metadata to files, this is for you.
In some places it refers to XP and Vista, but is maintained and current for '10.

File Metadata - Download File Meta 1.3

1. Explorer with normal view of details pane for txt

2. Configuration screen for program
3. Result with several added editable fields and added comment
"It is pretty clear that Microsoft originally intended to ship a broader capability. What this package does is wire together pieces that were built into Windows in readiness, but never joined up: it connects Explorer's ability to see and edit metadata with NTFS's support for storing property data in an annex to any file, and so allowing metadata to be added to files of any type. And because Windows Search uses the same property system hooks as Explorer, you can also search using this metadata, both in Explorer and from the Start Menu (or Search charm). That all this takes just a 19K DLL (64-bit, release build) and some registry settings tells you how close Microsoft got.

One reason why Microsoft never shipped the complete solution is that all works well when the file is moved around between NTFS drives, but the metadata is lost when a file is, say, emailed, or moved to a FAT file system. Also, if your fil... Read more

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Dropbox + Sugarsync - running both at the same time - good idea or bad idea?
Will they both be thrashing my machine and eating up lots of CPU like a hungry monster?


A:Running Sugarsync + Dropbox at the same time - good idea or bad idea?

You can be specific about what each actually synchronizes so I don't see that as a CPU issue. However if using both over the Internet with one of the more substantial data plans to sync, I would wonder which gets priority or how well they share the upload bandwidth. Wouldn't be so good if one was always grabbing it to sync in the off-load times and the other just kept waiting and waiting for its turn.

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I am looking for a new hard drive to add to a Dell box. What are the ATA ratings refering to, i.e. 100, 133, etc?
Are there compatability issues I need to be aware of between the new drive and the old?
Also, how about a referal for brands of drives?

A:ATA ratings

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Hello everyone. I have been doing some reading and just want to ask some opinions from more informed people.

I am currently using CA Security Center on a Windows Vista machine. I have the Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, and Anti-Spam loaded. I left off the firewall because the gentleman at Circuit City said it conflicted with the Vista firewall.

Come next month my service will expire and I will be in the market for a new anti-virus program. I am looking for something that has real time monitoring for spyware and malware. I was infected with a malware for a long time that CA never picked up on with the anti-spyware or virus programs, and i thoguht it was supposed to be there. MSserver somethign or other. I had to DL Malwarebyte's anti-malware to remove it. I found that here BTW. I am currently using firefox as my web browser and it has protected me a little bit, but some things still got through.

Is there any programs that will scan the webpages for viruses and spyware in real time? I know CA anti-virus scanned stuff I DLed but don't know about real time spyware scanning. Like adware-pro used to do.

So before I go renewing with CA and just being diligent about removing things as they come in on occasion. I am wondering if you guys could recommend a good package that works well with Vista. If it is a free one that is fine as long as its good and is not full of advertisements. I DLed a free one about a year ago that was just full of advertisements.

Would it be ... Read more

A:Antivirus Ratings

Hello Josh,There is no 100% protection solution these days. By far the bes AV product I have ever used would be eset's NOD32. haven't tried it yet, but have heard good things about is also very good.You should only have one firewall and one AV product installed at any one time. To have more can cause conflicts and system problems.

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Are these ratings good? , and hello I am from the Uk and I am new here so would like to say hello to you all guys.

Was done last night when I was in the mood.

Btw using Windows 8.

A:System Ratings

9.1 out of 9.9 Is pretty good. I would say you have a pretty solid system.

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my windows ratings for the same processor have come down this happened since i formatted my pc last week
and i am also getting significant performance drops in the GTA 4 gameplay
please help guys i even tried resetting the bios settings but it did not work
however installing the older nvdia drivers increased the ratings by 0.1 but but ram and processor do not have a driver do they????

here are the old ratings

core2duo [email protected]
ram 4gb ddr2----6.4
nvdia gts 250----6.9
gaming graphics total graphics memory---6.9
primary hard disk----5.9 (lowest subscore)

now they are

core2duo [email protected](lowest subscore)
ram 4gb ddr2----5.5
nvdia gts 250----6.8
gaming graphics total graphics memory---6.8
primary hard disk----5.9

A:windows 7 ratings help

Did you change your Operating System at all? Go from Home Premium to Ultimate? How about software? Any big difference?

Let us know,

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I purchased an old HP 9100 C Digital Sender Scanner and it is not compatible with Windows 7 and HP does not offer Drivers. It was designed for industrial use and needs a network. No USB ports. I bought Windows 7 Professional because it support XP and hoped that I would be able to install the scanner in compatibility mode. When I put the install CD in the drive is made a humming noise but would not show up on the desk top. When I tried to get into compatibility mode it asked me what program I wanted to run? I am not sure if this means I cannot install older programs compatible with XP but can only use software compatible with XP. I have limited computer knowledge so really do not understand all the issues.
If I am unable to use Windows 7 Pro to run the scanner I think I will need to buy a laptop or desktop that has the XP operating system. Please advise either on how to make the scanner work on Win Pro or please suggest some computers I can purchase. I would prefer a laptop or a desktop that has a monitor included.
I will be using it for scanning documents and then transferring some to CDs and USB drives so that the computer does not get overloaded. If a laptop can handle this it would be preferrable as it is smaller and more compact and has the monitor built in. My budget is limited so I hope you can help me to choose the best option.

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wat kind of mem ratings are u guys getting?

i got a g.skill pc2 6400 ddr2800 (2gb) stick of ram...w/ a 6-6-6-18 timing and 1t command rate...what would you expect? with the timings and all i was guessing at least a 5.4 only getting 5.1 tho

also i set this to run at 800mhz...but cpuz is only showing 400mhz

A:memory ratings

totally confused myself

which is better??

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where can I find xps one 2710 power ratings?
Power ratings Input voltage (                     ) volts        Input frequency  (                 )Hz Output current (              )Amps 

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I called BFG Tech, and the lady there told me that my 8800gt was failing because the card requires an amp rating of 28A on the 12v. (12v - 28A) and my power supply is only like.. 22A.

I was looking around for a new supply, but I am hardpressed to find one that has a 28a rating.. so here is my question.

It seems like a lot of the newer power supplys have like.. 12v1 and 12v2 all the way up to 12v5 in some cases.. but these numbers are smaller.. usually like.. 12 or 16A.

DO these numbers combine? Like.. if I get a card that has 12v1 16A and 12v2 16A would that actually make a rating of 12v - 38A?

A:Power Supply Amp Ratings

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Well, i did a system rating for my Laptop and here is what i got:

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
Intel Core i7-3612QM CPU @ 2.10GHz
12.0GB RAM
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Nvidia GeForce GT 630M

I guess this i why i FPS Lag and Slow load in even a low basic graphics game.
So anyone got any solutions for this? As u can see from my specs, i shouldnt have lagg in a low grphics game.

Help would be much appreciated.
Thank You

A:Low Graphics System Ratings

I have an i7 3770 desktop and with the Intel HD 4000 graphics I get 6.5 for both graphic parameters.

The laptop and different i7 may be different but not that much. Install the latest Intel HD4000 graphics for your specific CPU and see if that helps.

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Anybody know the rated AMP usage for dimension 2400 desktop tower?

Can't find it any where.


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According to Lenovo.combattery lifes areP50 with a 90-Whr battery : 6hr P70 with a 96-Whr battery : 8hr  Does anyone  know why P70 survives 2hr more when batteries have almost same whr ?    Is this due to GPU difference (in their lowest configuration).   Also any real world data that might help to estimate battery life is aprreciated.  (in particular I am wondering battery lifes with GPU off) P.S. I asked this in another topic but it was general one and lost within other messages. So wanted to send as a new topic. 

A:P50 / P70 battery lifes vs Whr ratings

Hey, Im have the same issues with my new p50 as Im unable to get over 3hrs of battery life when surfing and 1:30hrs when using Adobe After Effects and Photoshop ( Both uses GPU). I really need it, and the battery life is one of the major reasons I bought it.My Configuration. I7 6820HQ , 16b Ram ( 1 slot), M2000M, 4k

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Just a question about the Athlon Processor ratings. I am looking on and they advertise say an XP 1700 to be rated at 1.47GHz. Wouldn't that make it and XP 1400?? Unlsee they are trying to do some creative marketing I would think that would be deceptive advertising. Any thoughts or explanations why they do this?

A:Athlon XP MHz ratings confusing

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I run a computer resource site, and I basically provide downloads to various tools to clean your computer. I'd like to add a rating feature, as well as a place for people to easily write "reviews" or add comments to each item. Is this possible to do with just HTML? If I can't do it with HTML, how can I do it? Is there any type of script that I can paste in that would allow this? Thank you,

A:Need help adding ratings/reviews

Not really possible to make a dynamic web site with plain jane HTML. You need some sort of server side scripting like ASP or PHP and a back end database. Does your web host support either of these scripting languages?

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Is there a place equivalent to AV-Comparatives but for MAC computers?

A:Are there AV ratings sites for MAC computers?

I am unable to find one that has any testing 'in the wild' associated with their ratings.The only two things I saw with my, admittedly quick, check that were not single product reviews were as's The Best Mac Antivirus Software ListandTopTen Review's 2012 Best Mac Antivirus Software Comparisons and Reviews They seem to be just multi vendor non-subjective listings of MAC AV's.Hopefully someone who has more MAC experience and exposure than I, will have better luck or even knowledge of a more subjective site.

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I am currently on the quest for finding data on the custom PC. I have found one good site.

But I am looking to see if anyone knows if any other good sites or forums with real customer feedback.

Right now I am tossed up between 4 companies (ordered my mental ranking for today, subject to change with more data)

Hypersonic (good mag reviews, 10 on resellers, still a little pricey)

Monarch (the best price, 8 resellers ratings, some horror stories makes me worry, not looking for great tech support but I want thing to work when I get it)

ABS (9.62 rellers rating, good prices, but I live in Cal and I am trying to avoid sales tax)

Alienware (5.62 resellers, the most expensive on my list, almost X them off my list based on the horror stories)

Any here have any experiences with any of these resellers or anyone others that I haven't listed that I should check out.

My needs
1. Custom configurable system
2. Good customer service as in the machine arrives in one piece without damaged parts
4. Don't much tech support or than that know how to config and pre-test the system to avoid any problems, etc.:confused

A:Custom PC Ratings Sites

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i have more memory than i did before, but for some reason my vista memory rating went from a 5.9 to a 5.5 with more memory.
i had two of these:
pny optima 2-pack 1gb pc2-5300 ddr2 dimm memory - Random Access Memory (RAM) - Compare Prices, Read Product Reviews, and Buy -
and two of these:
1GB DDR2 667 Buffalo Select DIMM 240pin PC5300 CL5.0 - D2U667C-1G/BJ - CMS Computers
in before, making it a total of 4 GBs of ram

now i have a total of 6GBs or ram
these are the two types of ram i have on my system now. what should it be 4-4-4-12 then?
pny optima 2-pack 1gb pc2-5300 ddr2 dimm memory - Random Access Memory (RAM) - Compare Prices, Read Product Reviews, and Buy -
Corsair Dual Channel 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2 x 2048MB) TWIN2X4096-6400C4DHX at
i attached my mobo manual too

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ok i know theres already some topics about this, but i just got the pc yesterday, updated drivers etc.. and i run the ratings test and the PC SHUTS OFF !! everytime it hits one of the D3d parts or texture things on the test, basically anything to do with the graphics the pc shuts itself off!! Can someone please help me ???

A:GTX 260 - 896mb Vista ratings (HELP)

anybody ??

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I have been searching online for hours to find the best antivirus and spyware detectors, but every time I visit a site the ratings don't match or the highest on one site is the lowest on another. I am not a novice computer user but I am also not a specialist. Can anyone tell me or recommend me on any products that are good, and I am willing to purchase them if they will keep my computer safe.

A:So many different ratings? spyware and antivirus

Hi and welcome to TSG

This is one of those subjects that you will probably get different opinions on...
But you can definitely read plenty of threads here regarding the best protection

Some recommendations for a free anti-virus would be:

Microsoft Security Essentials
AVG 2011

Free anti-spyware recommendations:


If you wanna go paid version, anti-virus:


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i have a fujitsu siemens laptop that has a power rating of 20v 3.25a
and i think the charger that belongs to it is
fujitsu siemens charger but it has 19v 3.16a
is this safe to use

been wondering this for a long time ratings work

thanks ahead

A:power ratings on chargers

you guys stumped on this one?

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OK...long story short.....after recovering from a major virus i got back on track and managed to use my D drive instead of C drive. i copied all my music etc across from C to D.....and it all works fine!!!

HOWEVER the thing is that there aren't any ratings next to my songs on windows media player! = Frustating because I spent absolutely ages on rating my songs!

Does anybody know any way to get my song ratings back!


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"The free SiteAdvisor browser add-in claims to protect you by labeling Web sites green, yellow, or red to indicate that they are safe, questionable, or dangerous.

But a good or bad SiteAdvisor rating can persist for as long as a year after the site's content has changed, raising serious questions about the service's usefulness.

McAfee certifies for a fee, but it's no guarantee.

For the smallest sites, SECURE certification costs $859 annually plus a $100 setup fee. If a site gets more than 2,000 page views per day — a tiny number for any serious e-commerce destination — the price rises. McAfee measures traffic by inserting a bit of HTML into the site's pages.

After a site ponies up the cash, a security audit is performed, according to a description by McAfee. This audit (formerly known as McAfee HackerSafe certification) has long been criticized as permitting critical Web vulnerabilities, as outlined in a recent analysis by security researcher Mike Bailey.

Even paying for and passing SECURE certification, however, doesn't guarantee that a site with a false rating in SiteAdvisor will get the red flag corrected immediately."

McAfee sounds like a nice user friendly company

A:SiteAdvisor ratings may be 1 year out-of-date

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A few days ago I was able to rate my mp3's and videos in Windows Explorer (0 to 5 star ratings), at the bottom of the window pane. You give it a rating, hit the save button, and there you go! But now I can't anymore. I can't click on the stars - they're greyed out. Sure, I can do it in Windows Media player, but the ratings that you apply to media in WMP are not visible in the Windows Explorer window. I'll rate something 4 stars in WMP, and then when I open Explorer and hit refresh, there's no rating.

I doubt it helps, but just in case:

I'm using:
Vista Home
Toshiba Satellite P200-BW5
Core2 Duo T5250

Any help would be appreciated.


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Anyone know of a place that rates all the laptop video cards and their performance? And even pits them against desktop counterparts? I have a person who wants a laptop first but to be able to game second (YES I KNOW!!! Shush and just go with the scenario) I want something that will work well for him with some games he knows he won't be cream of the crop as he is on a budget but this thing has to be portable he is aware this is shared ram so he is splurging on laptop memory as well.

The problem is most of the sites I go to have the desktop cards but doesn't have laptop cards in their lists.

Any suggestions besides GET A DESKTOP.

A:Laptop video card ratings?

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I had been using it with firefox and after upgrading it left a toolbar in IE which I disabled, but leaving it active in FF w/noscript. After getting too many false positives and missed advisories I will probably uninstall it.

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Is there a way to run that hardware performance utility built into Vista and Windows 7 on XP? I could have sworn that the upgrade adviser did it but apparently not

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How can I increase my window 7 x32 com's graphics ratings it is 4.1 all other are over 6.

A:How can i increase my window 7 x32 com's graphics ratings it is 4.1 all other are over 6.

Basically this means that your graphics hardware isn't very good. Are you using on-board graphics or a discrete video card? When posting such a question, you should include your system specs, so others can answer your question accurately. If it's a pre-built O.E.M.(HP, Dell, Gateway, etc.), include the model # and any upgrades you've done. If you built it, include info about motherboard, CPU, RAM, video card, power supply, cooling, and what OS you're using.

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The free SiteAdvisor browser add-in claims to protect you by labeling Web sites green, yellow, or red to indicate that they are safe, questionable, or dangerous.But a good or bad SiteAdvisor rating can persist for as long as a year after the site's content has changed, raising serious questions about the service's usefulness...

A:SiteAdvisor ratings may be 1 year out-of-date

i knew i should have just stayed with WOT...

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Hi all,

I have iTunes in Windows XP with hundreds of files, all of which I have carefully filled with artwork and ratings. I have installed iTunes in another computer and have all my music files there also, but I would like to know how to get my XP artwork and ratings in my Windows 7 installation...

What files do I need to copy from my XP iTunes into Windows 7 iTunes to do that?

Thanks for any help, Noel

A:How can I copy iTunes Ratings from XP to Windows 7?

Apple has instructions for moving from one computer to another and creating the file to import into the new PC. Have you done that?

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Hey guys, going to format my hard drive soon and want to know how I can save all the ratings for my music on my pc when I put all my music back on to it. Any help would be appreciated even if its to tell me its impossible

A:Solved: How to save my WMP ratings when I format

Read the answer here to "How do I save the user ratings for my songs?"

This is for WMP 10 and it's the same for WMP 11, but the wording is slightly different.

When you select "Maintain my star ratings as global ratings in the media files" it updates the mp3 files with a tag that's contained in the file itself. To verify that's it's working correctly get Mp3tag, select some of your files, right-click > Extended tags. There should be a tag in there called "Rating WMP". Make sure those tags are in there before you reformat.

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I've just read the Consumer Reports Sept. issue with the ratings they made for computers. I was surprised to read that they gave a good rating to emachines and they were rated better (in amount of servicing required) than HP and others. So, I am interested in there a good site for computer ratings? Also, what do you out there think about emachines?
PS I have some people who want a good guide on buying their first computers, and I want to steer them well.

A:Computer ratings other than Consumer Reports

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What would be good advice for Windows XP and Mac OS X users for protective software? Is there something like Consumer's Report for anti-virus and I guess anti-spyware software? Even computer experts can't tell what works well and what does not, just from the ads. Does there exist a sensible source for comparative information and purchasing/downloading advice?

Please use small words, I'm a novice about this stuff.


A:Anti-virus software ratings? Is like the Antivirus Consumer Report.

NOD32 Hasent missed a virus in the wild on windows since around 98. I recommend them or kaspersky.

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i am trying to understand why my website rates high sometimes,
then disappears completely,then rate high again,then disappears
again,when in the past it was just consistant in the ratings.

(website is a freebie one and i have a novice understanding of
web site building,tags,html,etc.)
let's call my town "brandx"

when i search yahoo for "brandx",many times my
website comes up 20th-23th on the list. then 2
hours later , my website is no where to be found(
even up to 2000 listings,i checked)
then 2 hours later my website appears 20th-23th
again. this has repeated for over and over for one
month, when in the past,my web site would routinely
come up.

i understand when someone clicks your website or
does not ,it affects rating,but the wide gap is
2-23th on the list.

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Seems like this must have been answered somewhere, but I swear I could not find it so I gave up...

If I open a folder with pictures or videos in it, in details view, it shows a column called Ratings which has 5 blank stars in it.

This seems like a great way to rate photos and movie clips so I can search for favorites. However, I can't seem to figure out any way to APPLY ratings to photos or movie clips using those stars.

What's the deal? Is there a way to indeed apply ratings to pictures and movies using those stars, or ??? why are they there??

A:How do I use the Ratings stars in Vista details view?

One way is to:

right-click on file>properties>details>mouse over star and choose rating>apply

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Is there a file somewhere within Windows XP that stores all the star ratings that you give to songs?

I need to format my hard disk but I don't really want to lose the star ratings that I've given to my 5000, or so, mp3 tracks. So is there a file, maybe an XML file, that I can back up to prevent losing them?

A:Windows Media Player: Star Ratings

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Hi Y'all,

I know I inadvertently came across a window that showed me all my installed hardware and the individual ratings for each item, but I don't know how I did it. Please advise. I tried to Google it but hard to find as the search terms just gives me all sorts of product ratings (as in number of stars), I'm sure there is a more specific name for what I'm looking for but I don't know it off the top of my head. )

A:Solved: Finding the installed hardware ratings

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I'm currently shopping for a digital camera. This will be my first. I know I want a 12 megapixel unit as that seems to be the highest I can find. For my purposes, I'd like a good zoom rating also. I see some cameras have an optical zoom rating, some have a digital zoom rating, and others still have both. Can someone please explain the differences and importances of these two raings? Thanks.

Todd K. Stearns

A:Solved: Optical & Digital Zoom Ratings

Never mind, found my answer here. ( Forgot how easy it is to look things up, LOL! ) :

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I've just upgraded to WMP 11. Unfortunately, just a minority of my ratings survived the change. Is there anything I can do to recover them? I don't feel like doing it manually. :(

Might be relevant: I bought a new HD and had to re-install Windows XP recently. Today the laptop was connected to the internet again - the first time after tha change - and WMP asked me to perform the upgrade, which I regret now. I tried to go back to WMP 10 but I was told this:

This version of Windows Media Technologies is incompatible with this version of Windows. For more information, view the information at the Microsoft web site.
Strange - I was using WMP 10 between the upgrade and now.

For whatever it is worth, I was able to import the ratings from the old computer using this advice:
I tried to do something like that again (the last change of the CurrentDatabase_219.wmdb file was a couple of hours before the upgrade so I was hoping that my ratings had not been overwritten by the upgrade) but nothing happened.

Thanks in advance for any tips.

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I recently started using WMP11 on my Vista x64 notebook to manage my music. There is an annoying feature which auto-rates your music files based on how many times you play them. Note, I do not mean the manual ratings where I would have to click on the stars. WMP automatically rates these stars for me.

The reason this is a problem for me is that I have weekly backups running onto an external hard drive. When WMP auto-rates my songs, it therefore changes the modification date and time of the file. Therefore every time I run my weekly backup the software thinks the file has changed, which it really hasn't except for the rating. The backup therefore takes much longer to perform since it's trying to backup every song I've listened to since the last backup.

How do I disable auto rating in Windows Media Player 11 on Vista x64?

I've searched every search engine, group, forum, etc. and have found nothing. There must a registry entry or setting somewhere, no?

Thank you all in advance.

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Hi, alright, so I recently opened up iTunes as i usually do only this time i was greeted by an error message. The prompt said something along the lines of iTunes has encountered a registry error and can no longer access the CD/DVD drive for importing and burning. It then suggested i reinstall iTunes. Without thinking, i followed the instructions and rebooted my computer.

When i ran itunes again, i was pleased to see the error message didnt pop up; however, that quickly faded when i realized my library was missing. So i opened the itunes folder previously used to store my songs/consolidated library and things. I dragged in my songs, imported my library.xml file and let itunes do its thing. After it was all done, i noticed that my song ratings and equalizer settings were not imported for some reason, which is terrible. I have over 4,000 songs and trying to accurately rate them all took me ages.

My initial problem seems to be solved, but it's only created another and more severe one. Please tell me there is some file that stores that information and that i just forgot to import or something!? Any help on recovering itunes ratings and/or equalizer settings would be greatly appreciated - more than greatly appreciated in fact. Thanks in advance.


A:iTunes Help - Recovering Song Ratings/Equilizers

Might the lack of responses mean there is no solution for my problem? Well, if that's the case, what can be done to prevent such things from happening in the future? Will the iTunes backup make sure equalizers and things are saved when I import the backup? any help is still appreciated. Thank you

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Does anyone know if there is a brand of dvd-r blank media which is known to be the best?
I've been trying to determine which to buy and in searching for product reviews I've been bounced back and forth from one seller's website to another with each saying a different brand of media is the best and each just pitching whatever they are selling. The so called "Customer Reviews" are confusing with conflicting comments about the same brand.

I am wondering if any qualified tech source has produced an unbiased and serious review of blank media and determined which brand or brands are in fact superior or most dependable and highly recommended.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Dependable Unbiased ratings for Best DVD-R blank media?


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For some reason my external hard drive switched letter drives on me (From G to I) for some crazy reason. I switched it back to the original drive (From I to G) but my manual music ratings were gone. Can someone please help me? Is there a file or something in my archives that I can go to that re-ups the ratings that I had for all of my songs? Thanks in Advance!!!

A:Windows Media Player Ratings (Lost them, how can I get them back)

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When I search from any of the supported search engines, SiteAdvisor doesn't say if the site's safe or not. But it works fine in Internet Explorer!

I tried to re-install it but the problem was not resolved.

How do I fix this?

A:Mcafee Siteadvisor Does Not Display Search Ratings In Firefox

Don't worry I fixed it.

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Hi everyone,

I just purchased a new laptop running Vista. My old laptop runs XP. I have a huge iTunes library on the XP system, which I would like to transfer to the Vista system. The difficulty is that I want to transfer it including the playcounts, ratings etc. --- so not just the tracks but also the library information. I've figured out how to transfer the tracks, but I'm not sure how to get the Vista system to recognize the library information --- playcounts, ratings etc. Does anyone have any tips on how to do this?

Thanks so much in advance.

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I sign into MSN Game Zone fine (have MS passport ID).
I play lots of hearts.
But, can't seem to get my stats displayed right.
I have played over 100 games... but my stats
on zone dot msn dot com / en / hearts / zpadefault.htm
page (after login) still remain what they were 1st time there.
And, when stats are displayed on the "Player Info"
page when a game is underway, mine are always
a series of question marks.

Tried following the procedure suggested by MSN games help...
deleted cookies, insured right level of security in IE, etc. etc.
bu no luck....

any thoughts? thanks...


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OK, I am an advanced computer user, but just began using MS Access for management of my company's database, and it is bafflingly complex with all of its possible functions!! I know that what I need to do is NOT hard, but I just do not have the experience or resources to do this quickly... I need an experienced user's COMPLETE DIRECTIONS and all info/formulas that will be necessary.

My co.'s director of Marketing NEEDS ME to implement the following ideas into our Access DB of 3000 people.

What we already have working are a basic Form and Table that have a variety of standard client data: e.g., Names/Addresses/Phone #'s, etc, etc.

We are a market research firm, and work with clients on different types of projects. We rate the person's level of quality interaction with us on a scale of 1-5. We have a field now on our Form and in our Table that is called "Projects."

The problem is that the rating we have displayed is simply THE LAST RATING that we gave them on the single last project...

What he needs me to do is link this Project field FOR EVERY PERSON of our 3000 person DB to Another form or table that can show a list of ALL projects we have done with them where we can rate their interaction on EACH project separately. Ultimately, he wants the Original Table to display a MEAN AVERAGE rating of ALL the projects that we have worked with them in the past.

I believe this has to be done through relational DB design... One problem that I f... Read more

A:Access: How to link form to subform that averages ratings on diff projects / person?

JOsh, Access is smart enough and versatile enough to do all that you need. It just needs the correct table/relationship design.

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I have determined to learn something about spam and spammers. My ISP catches quite a bit of it and Norton Catches a lot, but some still finds its way to the inbox. I have been moving quite a bit of it into a separate folder, without opening it. I intend to examine the headers, using file/properties, and record the originating ISP. In some cases I will also look at the content, using properties.

My incoming e-mail is scanned by Norton for viruses, but nothing is 100 per cent foolproof.

Am I being stupid and should I just delete all the spam, or am I being reasonably prudent?

A:Good idea? Bad idea?

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Ok as some may know my card is overheating... Ive got a heatsink lieing around with a copper plate on the bottom and some Arctic 5 paste. The Radeon Ive got here has a copper shim on the top and I could easily place this heatsink + a fan on top of that and plug it into CPU2 fan on the mobo this fan is about 2 inches up and 6 inches in front of an exhaust fan, so should i place it as exhaust or intake? Or is this just a stupid idea on the whole?


A:Idea for cooling... is this a bad idea

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Keep getting the same error over and over, tried many things (inclduing scf /scannow) but to no avail.

Here is the bit from the log:

1348769 (3424) - winsat\logging.cpp:0815: --- START 2011\10\30 17:15:04 ---
1348769 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:4301: Command Line = "C:\Windows\system32\winsat.exe" formal -restart clean -cancelevent 8e00fb41-d1d6-4e88-8347-83b99be94b73
1348769 (3424) - winsat\processwinsaterror.cpp:0095: ERROR: tried to read resource strings, unknown exception occured
1348784 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:4474: > IsFormal=TRUE IsMoobe=FALSE.
1348815 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:4585: Watch dog system enabled
1348815 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:4600: Main watch dog timer set to 600.0 seconds
1348878 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:2505: > DWM not running.
1348878 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:2470: > EMD service will be restored on exit.
1348893 (3424) - winsat\syspowertools.cpp:0983: > Read the active power scheme as '8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c'
1348893 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:2793: > power policy saved.
1348909 (3424) - winsat\syspowertools.cpp:1015: > Set the active power scheme to 8c5e7fda-e8bf-4a96-9a85-a6e23a8c635c'
1348909 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:2814: > power policy set to maximum.
1349736 (3424) - winsat\logging.cpp:1763: ERROR: pahse enter/leave imballance
1349736 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:0948: > IsOfficial=TRUE IsFormal=TRUE IsMoobe=FALSE RanOverTs=FALSE RanOnbatteries=FALSE
1349736 (3424) - winsat\main.cpp:1775: ... Read more

A:WEI test cannot be completed

What language is your OS currently using, and what was originally installed on it? Is one of the two English?

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Model HP 15 notebook PCProduct no. J8B82PA#ACJRam 4gbHard disk 1tb HDDProcessor Intel core i3 1.70 GHzWin does 8.1 64 bit

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Finally got my gaming rig built and in perfect working order. Took me a while figure out how to put my two HDD into raid 0. One of the tech support guys at EVGA helped me out and said that HDDs have a hard time going into raid array if they have never been used, which was the case. I just installed some stuff on my two HDDs and reformatted the partition and BOOM it stopped giving me errors, LOL. Anywho here is the finished build:

Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 Silent Gaming Tower
EVGA 750i FTW Motherboard
Intel E8400 Wolfdale Processor
Xigmatek HDT-D1284 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
MX-2 Thermal Compound
2x2GB OCZ DDR2 1066 5-5-5 18
2xEVGA 8800GTS in SLI
3xSeagate 7200.11 (2 in Raid 0, 1 backup)
Corsair 750TX Power Supply
Samsung DVD-RW w/ Lightscribe SATA
4 Scythe KAZE 120mm case fans (1 intake, 3 exhaust)
1 Stock Exaust Fan on HDDs

When I looked at the Case for the first time I couldn't believe how big it was, plenty of room to work in. The Scythe fans sound like a tornado when I first turn on the computer but it gets quite once the bios and PSU start regulating them and you can't notice it when playing games or listening to music. I bought a generic filter for the intake fan and realized that it wasn't needed because the case already comes with filters that you just slide off and wash.

This was my first build ever and I must say I'm quite pleased with the results. The bios defaulted the memory at 800mhz 1.9v so I bump... Read more

A:First Gaming Rig Completed

Cool. Looks like a good build.

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I did not get any replies so will try this again with updated info. Downloaded Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 October 2002 Update(EUU3) to computer but when tried to sync it to handheld got message: "Synchronization Cannot be Completed Successfully" and have not been able to sync since then. Same message and then disconnects. Have reinstalled Activesync twice..even going to older version. Have done disc cleanup and defrag. Have deleted recent programs including the EUU3. Also soft resert on handheld although problem developed in computer before could sync to there. There is no problem in connection of handheld with computer..just will not sync. Any help much appreciated as cannot download or sync any material to handheld(iPAQ3835) at all.
Thanks!!! John

A:Synchronization Cannot be Completed..

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Having successfully performed a 3 hour chkdsk by means of a downloaded microsoft program which did this automatically, the screen is left hanging and there is no option available to exit from it. I tried switching off and then on again but this just puts me back to the start of the chdsk routine which then completes again. So I'm stuck in a loop from which I can't escape !! What do you recommend ?

A:After chkdsk has completed

Hello ,

here is a shot in the dark

turn your system on & then back off

then un plug your system

them push your power button as if you wanted to start it and hold it for a count of 10

this will clear the compleat system of power and maybe reset way your system starts / you may want to reset the bios also by crossing the bios jumpers or just pulling the litheum battery from your mother board for at least 3 minutes

then try your system

you may be looking at wipeing the driver & reinstalling

have you tried to get into the recovery console useing the Windows XP cd ?

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Deckard's System Scanner v20070804.61
Run by HP_Owner on 2007-08-05 at 16:46:07
Computer is in Normal Mode.

Total Physical Memory: 504 MiB (512 MiB recommended).

-- HijackThis (run as HP_Owner.exe) --------------------------------------------

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:37:16 PM, on 8/5/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1128887343\ee\AOLSoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Softw... Read more

A:Completed the 5 Steps

Please stay with this thread, and only post here for this problem. Do not start a new thread, otherwise it is too confusing...

Use Post Reply - left bottom corner. Thanks!!

Next, download ComboFix.exe

Save it to the Desktop

Double-click combofix.exe to run the program
Follow the prompts.
(Don't click on the window while the program is running, it may cause your system to stall.)

When finished, a log, ComboFix.txt, is produced.

Please post the ComboFix.txt, and a new HijackThis log in your reply.[/QUOTE]

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Good evening..i have just completed the combofix scan on my Openlabs Neko TSE. Which is my music workstation with a built in computer. Please can you review my log for further advice.? I really appreciate you for this. This workstation is the key to all my productions. I have been freaking out all night. Aloha!

A:completed combofix run

Hello,That request about NOT posting CF logs is primarily to keep people from running the program unsupervised.Please read this topic: which explains that reasoning further.Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Since you have run ComboFix, please include the ComboFix log in the new topic.If you cannot produce any of the other logs, then please create the new topic anyway, include the information that you were unable to produce the other logs and why and include the ComboFix log along with a description of your computer issues.Orange Blossom

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I accidentally infected my computer with security toolbar 7.1. I have done the 5 steps and i did not get a log from that first scan but here is the log it gave me on the last one.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Alan Hickman on 2007-10-21 13:33:39
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
98: 2007-10-21 18:33:54 UTC - RP572 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
97: 2007-10-21 10:02:26 UTC - RP571 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
96: 2007-10-21 09:56:58 UTC - RP570 - Installed Windows Defender
95: 2007-10-21 09:24:44 UTC - RP569 - Restore Operation
94: 2007-10-20 09:03:00 UTC - RP568 - System Checkpoint

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-08-01 05:41:11 UTC - RP475 - System Checkpoint

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 504 MiB (512 MiB recommended).

-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------

Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2007-10-21 13:35:50
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16544)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.ex... Read more

A:Completed five is the log.


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Hi everyone!

Ive just completed my upgrade from an MSI 745 Ulta mobo and ATI Radeon 7000 series 64meg AGP x4 graphics card to an Abit NF7-S mobo and ATI Radeon 9550 AGP x8 256meg graphics card and I gotta say, boy what a difference.

Now I have to save up my pennies to get myself a better processor, I have an AMD Athlon XP Pro 2000 and was wondering what i should replace it with?

There's a fair ammount of choice out there so i was wondering if anyone has any recomendations?

A:Just completed an upgrade

Nice speed jump!
Upgrading always starts with budjet. If you are going to keep your Mb , then simply buy the best (fastest) CPU you can afford at the time.If you are saving pennies you will probably be able to get the quickest cpu your mb can handle.

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I have a couple of Word 7 files which can't be moved, deleted or renamed. Any attempt results in a message: This action cannot be completed as it is in use by another program. It is not in use by any program I am aware of. When I open the file, it says (Read Only) in the title bar but the properties dialogue boxes are not checked as read only. Of course, I can't save any changes to the file unless I go to 'save as' but that still leaves me with an undeletable/uneditable file. I am using Vista Ultimate. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:This action cannot be completed...

Unless you're particularly interested in the mechanics of why this might be happening, I'd suggest booting to safe mode (press the F8 key early during Windows startup) and moving or deleting the files from there. You probably won't have trouble deleting the files that way.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 16:26:28, on 08/01/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\PCCPFW.exe
C:\Program Files\Thomson\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\pccguide.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\PCCClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\Pop3trap.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\EasyShare.exe
C:\Program Files\Ulead Systems\Ulead Photo Express 2 SE\CalCheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\David.DAVID-91YJAB3H3\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Micros... Read more

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Avast seems to find a new malware every 20 min. I could not complete a panda activescan because the update would stall and hang at 19 %

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Owner on 2008-05-30 21:04:04
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
102: 2008-05-31 01:04:12 UTC - RP583 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
101: 2008-05-30 21:19:31 UTC - RP582 - Restore Operation
100: 2008-05-30 21:12:31 UTC - RP581 - Restore Operation
99: 2008-05-30 21:09:59 UTC - RP580 - Restore Operation
98: 2008-05-30 21:07:03 UTC - RP579 - Restore Operation

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-03-02 21:51:33 UTC - RP482 - System Checkpoint

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------

Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-05-30 2111
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 3 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Awar... Read more

A:I have completed the 5 steps!

Hi and welcome to TSF.

My name is Iain and I will be helping you clean your system.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix. You should not have any open browsers or live internet connections when you are following the procedures below.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.
Download SDFix and save it to your desktop.
Do not do anything with this yet!

Reboot your system in Safe Mode.Restart the computer. The computer begins processing a set of instructions known as BIOS.
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8 (dependent on your system this may be F5 or another key)
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear
Use the arrow key to highlight Safe Mode and press Enter.

SDBot FixRight click the folder and choose Extract All,
Open the extracted folder and double click RunThis.bat to start the ... Read more

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hey im having problems with installing windows xp SP3 i boot to cd do the whole installation thing for step 1 and then it restarts and then im waiting for the continuation of the installation but it doesnt happen it boots to cd again without me pushing anything

please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:Installation not completed

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Here is my log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:05:14 PM, on 1/13/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Safe mode with network support

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R3 - URLSearchHook: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)
F3 - REG:win.ini: load=C:\WINDOWS\system32\vtutq.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATICCC] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLIStart.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run... Read more

A:Completed 2/5 steps - please look over this and tell me what to do


I needed you to go all the way through the steps. We prefer a more comprehensive set of logs to assist in detecting any malware that may be present. As noted in the final step (Step 5) of our sticky topic (Updated!) IMPORTANT - Read This Before Posting A Log, download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) to your Desktop.

What DSS will do:create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.
clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, and Internet Cache Files, and also empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.
check some important areas of your system and produce a report for your analyst to review.
DSS automatically runs HijackThis for you, but it will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have HijackThis installed.

Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.Close all applications and windows.
Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
When the scan is complete, two text files will open - main.txt <- this one will be maximized and extra.txt <-this one will be minimized
Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt in your next reply.
Please attach extra.txt to your post.
To attach a file to a new post, simplyClick the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer"... Read more

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Desktop machine.
Windows Vista Home Prem. 32b.

The computer shut itself down a few days ago while it was copying for files.
Then, it behaved abnormally after restart.
A back to the factory status recovery was performed, but it did not complete the task.
The last part of the recovery did not run.
The recovery disks, burned right after the purchase of the machine and used before, were used and they ended the same way.
The last part of the recovery did not run.

There are 3 partitions on the HDD.
Partition 0, 20GB. hidden, keeping the recovery OS.
Partition 1. 223GB. partition C.
Partition 2. 220GB. partition D.

If partition C is formatted, can recovery OS be installed on partition C ?


A:Recovery can not be completed.

What's the brand name and model name and model number of that desktop?

What's the part/product number and/or service tag number and/or serial number on it?

Which country do you live in?


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Recently installed kaspersky pure 2. 0 .Getting error message that backup task has not been completed. I have read that this is a known issue. Is there a solution to correct this problem? Thanks.

A:backup task has not been completed

Welcome to Seven Forumsnancy159. As you say, this is a known issue

5. Main known issues

The maximum size limit for Quarantine and Backup and Restore does not work.
Some application windows do not correspond to Microsoft computer management from keyboard standards.
Groups of windows cannot be closed through Windows 7 taskbar.
Application window cannot be closed through Windows 7 taskbar preview.
"A backup task has not been completed" status is displayed in the general protection status and in the Backup and Restore section when backup tasks are performed.
Protection parameters cannot be reverted to default values.
AVZ reports cannot be created under 64-bit operating systems.
In some cases, characters cannot be entered using the Virtual Keyboard in entry fields of web browsers or applications.
When in Safe Run mode, Microsoft Outlook Express (Windows Mail) email client may fail to display some email messages received from the standard Microsoft Windows environment.

Kaspersky PURE 2.0: commercial release (build

Have you tried creating a backup task?

How to create a backup task in Kaspersky PURE 2.0?

A Guy

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had constant pop ups- they have stopped- system very slow..avast found virus in operating system-win32:agent-PSG [drp] and vtutr.dll -

I just know how to computer surf- my son goes to online school- so we really need this computer
log listed below

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by wpccs on 2008-02-03 18:09:34
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

System Restore is disabled; attempting to re-enable...success.

-- Last 1 Restore Point(s) --
1: 2008-02-03 23:09:39 UTC - RP1 - System Checkpoint

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 248 MiB (512 MiB recommended).

-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------

Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-02-03 18:13:54
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WI... Read more

A:hijackthis log- completed 5 steps

Hi dorimom, and welcome to TSF.

Sorry for the delay in looking into your log, as we are extremely busy as you may have noticed. If you still require assistance and are not seeking help elsewhere, then please carry out my instructions.

Please subscribe to this thread so that you are notified when you receive a reply. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Add Subscription.


Please download HijackThis. This program will help us determine if there are any spyware/malware on your computer. Double-click on the file you just downloaded. Click on the "Install" button. It will by default install to the directory - C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis

Close HiJackThis


Since it has been awhile... Please run Deckard's System Scanner (dss.exe) again, and post the resulting log.


Please include the following in your next reply:

C:\Deckard\System Scanner\main.txt

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Trying to restart will not allow me to login, keeps telling me wrong pass word, (didn't think i had setone yet)think its microsoft thats causing the problem, it says i need a removeable media, what the hell is one ofthem. i'm already on line at home.     Can anyone help me please 

A:New netbook setup not completed,

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. Is this re. Windows login ? You can't login to Windows? If yes, I have encounter such a problem once only but was with Win 8. Anyway - if this is a new computer you can revert the software back to factory default settings. Eventually you should create a local account (not login with Microsoft account). At the end, you can always migrate the local account to Microsoft account. If this is not re. Windows login, please provide back details.

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A neighbor brought over his computer since he knows I help folks with infections.  It appears he already ran and removed infections found with SAS Portable and MBAM.  I can include those logs if you like so let me know.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86 
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
Run by HP_Administrator at 12:32:46 on 2013-08-16
Microsoft Windows XP Professional  5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.958.456 [GMT -4:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastUI.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\HP_Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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A:Infected PC with some Removal Completed

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The action can?t be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program. I suspect that my anti virus, Norton 360, is stopping me from deleting a specific folder, it happens only in one specific folder.
When I restart my computer, it takes time to the regular background tasks to "wake up", so I can delete it once the computer turns on, but then something stops me from deleting the folder. I am not sure if it is Norton 360, or another problem.
Would it be a Malware?

A:The action canít be completed because the folder or a f...

not positive what it could be ,anything knowing computers .
to see if its Norton 360. disconnect from intern ,disable Norton360 temporally ,how to do so will be in the settings of Norton , after its disable try deleting file.

just found this in google ,how to disable Norton temporally .

Try right clicking on the 360 icon in your notification area. You should be able to disable protection features for a specified time. Remember that you are unprotected while doing this, so you should disconnect from the Internet while doing this. Remember to reset the protection when you are finished.

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Dear Broni and All,

I have completed all steps, and ran the security programmes recommended in this thread:

However, I am still getting pop-ups and adware related problems, which means that the underlying problem has not been resolved.
These are the programmes that I have run (today, 18/05/2015):
-AdwCleaner (it removed NickelBlock, AllCheeiaPPPriCe, DowwnSaave, SaVieNeewaApupoz)
-Junkware Remover
-Farbar Recovery Tool
-Farbar Security Scanner
-Security Check
-Tempfile Cleaner

I am currently running Sophos.
My laptop runs Windows 8.1, and Combofix does not support it.
The antivirus that I have is Kaspersky (I previously had Microsoft Security Essential), and Windows Defender. The malware was not detected by a Kaspersky and Spybot full scan a few days ago. However, on the 26th of April, I manually uninstalled some adware, and then ran full scans, which showed nothing.

As you can imagine, I don't think I have many options left, and formatting my laptop is a dreadful prospect. I was wondering if you could give me some advice.
I have kept all logs of the security programmes that I've run.

Thank you in advance, and looking forward to hearing from you.

A:Completed all instructions, but still getting adware pop-ups

Welcome aboard

Never follow steps from other topics. Every computer is unique.

Please, complete all steps listed here:
Make sure, you PASTE all logs. If some log exceeds 50,000 characters post limit, split it between couple of replies.
Attached logs won't be reviewed.

Please, observe following rules:

Read all of my instructions very carefully. Your mistakes during cleaning process may have very serious consequences, like unbootable computer.
If you're stuck, or you're not sure about certain step, always ask before doing anything else.
Please refrain from running any tools, fixes or applying any changes to your computer other than those I suggest.
Never run more than one scan at a time.
Keep updating me regarding your computer behavior, good, or bad.
The cleaning process, once started, has to be completed. Even if your computer appears to act better, it may still be infected. Once the computer is totally clean, I'll certainly let you know.
If you leave the topic without explanation in the middle of a cleaning process, you may not be eligible to receive any more help in malware removal forum.
I close my topics if you have not replied in 5 days. If you need more time, simply let me know. If I closed your topic and you need it to be reopened, simply PM me.


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I am using SQL Server 7.0.
I have databases DB1 (only current values) and DB2 (both current and old - keeps history). When I update (or insert), on DB1, a copy of the row I am working on has to be sent to DB2 using a trigger. What gets completed first? The update process on DB1 or the action started by the trigger? I am asking this because of what I found at this site:

You can use the FOR clause to specify when a trigger is executed:
The trigger executes after the statement that triggered it completes. If the statement fails with an error, such as a constraint violation or syntax error, the trigger is not executed. AFTER triggers cannot be specified for views, they can only be specified for tables. You can specify multiple AFTER triggers for each triggering action (INSERT, UPDATE, or DELETE). If you have multiple AFTER triggers for a table, you can use sp_settriggerorder to define which AFTER trigger fires first and which fires last. All other AFTER triggers besides the first and last fire in an undefined order which you cannot control.

AFTER is the default in SQL Server 2000. You could not specify AFTER or INSTEAD OF in SQL Server version 7.0 or earlier, all triggers in those versions operated as AFTER triggers.


This statement sounds confusing?

A:Which is completed 1st? a transaction or a trigger?

Enforcing Business Rules with Triggers
Microsoftģ SQL Serverô 2000 provides two primary mechanisms for enforcing business rules and data integrity: constraints and triggers. A trigger is a special type of stored procedure that automatically takes effect when the data in a specified table is modified. A trigger is invoked in response to an INSERT, UPDATE, or DELETE statement. A trigger can query other tables and can include complex Transact-SQL statements. The trigger and the statement that fires it are treated as a single transaction, which can be rolled back from within the trigger. If a severe error is detected (for example, insufficient disk space), the entire transaction automatically rolls back.
This means that the trigger completes before the transaction, you can rollback a transaction within a trigger as mentioned above so in your case the action started by the trigger completes before the update action.

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I had a problem with my yoga 700 11". The laptop freezes every so often (3-6 hours). At first I thought it's the drivers that need to be updated, then Windows 10 updates, then BIOS update.I tried all of that but the problem still persisted. I did the recovery reset but still the same... I created Linux system on USB flash drive and booted the laptop with it. Even under Linux the laptop was freezing.I contacted lenovo support team and they said the laptop needs to be repaired and they send me the return free postage vocher. I put my laptop in the original box and posted it as I was instructed (for some reason it was send to Germany). The company name that issued me with the postage slip was MEDION AG - A Lenovo CompanyAfter 13 days I got an email saying:"...After assessing your device, the repair center has deemed that a repair cannot be completed under the manufacturer?s warranty due the case of the device showing signs of inappropriate treatment. ..." There were two pdf documents attached to the email. one with the detailed photos of the damage ( see photo attached) and the other one, the cost estimate document. In the document I was given two options:1. accept the cost of repair (£54.65)2. not accept and the laptop would be return to me (I would be still charged fat price of £44.07)My reply was that I do not recall the laptop having this damage and I always looked after it. I was suprised when I saw the photo. I also added that my main concern was that th... Read more

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I apologize if this forum is meant for tech people as I'm a novice computer user, but I really need help.  I have Windows 7 x64 and I used RoboCopy for the first time, and have messed up royally.  I was trying to copy folders and files from my
computer to an external hard drive.  My external hard drive had important files and folders on it already, and I thought that copying more data using RoboCopy would just add to it, but it deleted everything that was on the external hard drive when it
copied the additional data.  
Can I undo what just happened?  Is there any way to revert?  Or maybe there's some way to recover that deleted data?
I used:  Robocopy C:\Users\Name\Documents F:/MIR /dcopy:T
I would be really grateful to be helped.  Thanks in advance.

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Had the "Security Center" come up on this rid of it using the tutorials on this site, along with trying all the other suggestions for removing rootkits that may be causing the redirects. Some solutions seem to run their course, others don't. Still having issues: browser redirects, browsers stop working, MBAM errors, Start menu blank, "waiting for background programs to end" on shutdown.

So, not sure where to go from here. Help please.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_30
Run by Chance at 6:41:48 on 2012-01-23
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3895.2379 [GMT -7:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
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A:Completed all self-help tutorials, still have rootkit

Hello and Welcome to the forums!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links.Link 1Link 2Link 31. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the runn... Read more

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Thanks a lot to everybody who paid attention to my problems with windows 7 installation.

Finally I went to my university and took from their a windows 7 pro dvd and everything worked perfect. I also managed to install the windows over both windows XP and 7 thanks to your advices and tutorials.
Thanks a lot once again from the not so hot now Greece

A:Installation completed with success!!!!

You're welcome! Thanks for posting back. It means a lot to those that have worked hard to help others when they come back with thanks.

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I've ran Combofix, but need someone to look at my log file. I'm still having boxes pop up like my symantic anti-virus can't work because it is on a network resource that is unavailable. The log file is below. I would really appreciate any help I could get.Thanks,DonComboFix 10-12-09.04 - Todd 12/10/2010 16:39:31.1.1 - x86Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.511.70 [GMT -6:00]Running from: c:\documents and settings\Todd.PHILCON\Desktop\ComboFix.exeAV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C}.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).c:\documents and settings\All Users\Application Data\FuhYQAtN.exec:\documents and settings\Don\Local Settings\Application Data\{127EBD9A-1C22-44C3-8173-3067BB23059B}c:\documents and settings\Don\Local Settings\Application Data\{127EBD9A-1C22-44C3-8173-3067BB23059B}\chrome.manifestc:\documents and settings\Don\Local Settings\Application Data\{127EBD9A-1C22-44C3-8173-3067BB23059B}\chrome\content\_cfg.jsc:\documents and settings\Don\Local Settings\Application Data\{127EBD9A-1C22-44C3-8173-3067BB23059B}\chrome\content\overlay.xulc:\documents and settings\Don\Local Settings\Applicat... Read more

A:Combofix completed - need help with log file

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for posting... Read more

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Hi, I just built a new computer, and it's running XP Pro 64-bit. It ran fine for the first week, but now I'm getting a problem everytime I open "My Computer". Instead of showing my drives, it does the search animation. After a minute or two, it will either find all the drives, or it will say something like "This operation could not be completed because (something) is being used by another program." and gives me two options: "Retry", or "Switch To". When I click "Switch To" it opens my "Start" menu.

A (possibly) related problem is when I open IE, I get shown a set-up menu, but when I click "Save Changes" the webpage hangs. I can bypass this and use the internet fine though. Also, my computer randomly hangs sometimes when playing games.

I'm pretty disappointed with all these errors on what was supposed to be my fresh computer... Any help is appreciated.

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I recently had a virus and used HP recovery and now I don't have any sound. I originally posted this in the sound card forum and was instructed by deejay100six to go through the five steps of identifying a virus. I completed those steps and below is my Panda Scan results. I have the hijackthis results when ever you need them. I originally went through all of the basic steps to fixing the sound problem but nothing worked. Thanks again in advance.

ANALYSIS: 2008-08-16 02:24:44
Description Version Active Updated
avast! antivirus 4.8.1229 [VPS 080815-0] 4.8.1229 Yes Yes
Id Description Type Active Severity Disinfectable Disinfected Location
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A:No Sound/5 steps completed

I need some help here guys. Below is my hijackthis results.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:35:50 AM, on 8/23/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\QuickCam\Quickcam.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
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Hello TSF -

Recently, i have had a problem with my system restore. After i attempt a restore, the computer reboots fine and acts as if it did the restore, but when i sign it, i get a messege saying system restore incomplete, or something along those lines. I decided to check the sr.inf file, right clicked and clicked install, but it said i need a windows XP sp3 cd, and i only have the original SP2 cd, not Sp3. Also i'm not sure if that will even fix the probem, has anyone else seen this problem? any help would be greatly appreciated!

-Thank you.

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Hi I just completed my second homebuild, I installed windows 7 pro and have been running it for over two weeks now, (got it pre release from msdna for free, thats right free, gotta love being a student, as many copies of 7, vista, xp and visual studio, and tons of other cool software for nada.)

asus m4a78-e mobo
8gb (4x2gb) ddr3 ram
amd phenom II 945 3.0ghz quad core processor.
xfx hd 4850 1gb gddr3 gpu 256 bit with 512mb onboard already
2 x 500gb hitachi deskstar hdd's
sunbeam acb9 acrylic green led pc case (12 green leds, with 5 80mm green led fans, and custom fan grills.)
19" tft
650tx corsair psu
onboard sound and networking

it works great, so far I haven't seen the cpu go over 8% you through stuff at it it gives you a blank look and shrugs, it took a virus scan, dreamweaver, word and a few web pages (chrome) at 8% for god's sake. Anyway i'm very pleased with it.

BUT it only lists one hdd in the my computer section and that is the drive that i installed windows on, I don't know if the other one is formatted or not, I would say not, the bios recognises both of them, but my computer displays only one, i have not used raid in any form. Whats the solution?

Thanks alot, bob.

A:New build completed, but second hdd not recognised by os?

you shoud try this :
On "My Computer" Icon right click it and click MANAGE, click on DIsk may find your C: drive as Disc 0. Then look if you find drives that is unallocated..if you find it, click on the on it, right click and format the drive and click ok..just wait to make a 100% and you should after that it is healthy and formatted and you should the other drives now..try this tnx

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Hello and thank you for any help you may be able to give. I've gone through the five required steps before posting my logs for help.

I've run Spybot, Adaware and SuperAntiSpyware and can't seem to clear up whatever the issue is.

Following are the required log files (as well as the "extra" text file attached):

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:06:02 PM, on 1/8/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\YourWare Solutions\FreeRAM XP Pro\FreeRAM XP Pro.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe
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A:HijackThis Log - completed 5 steps



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I just started using Microsoft 2010 and in the Outlook tasks I have created recurring tasks. In the old XP version when I completed a recurring task, the completed task would move to the top of the list. Now, it just puts it below the original task. Is there a way to automatically move completed tasks to the top of the page?

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After the automatic update this morning my desktop shows normal - BUT NO MOUSE. A warning pops out in the lower right corner that says something about the update did not complete - Click for details, But I can't click on anything!!!

A:W10 Update not completed - No Mouse

Can you use the cursor arrows to navigate there?

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Computer has a very slow startup. I cannot get rid of this Kodak Easyshare. Internet response time a bit faster, page to page.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 05:44, on 2008-03-19Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1101823440\ee\services\safetyCore\ver210_5_2_1\aolavupd.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lxczcoms.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\\personal firewall\MPFService.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\fxssvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\... Read more

A:All Steps Completed Up To Hijack

Sorry for the delay. If you are still having problems please post a brand new HijackThis log as a reply to this topic. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis LogPlease also post the problems you are having.

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hi there,
plese consider that who's writing (me) is a sw/hw total illiterate..
months ago i downloaded a .exe (then uninstalled) to upload videos on youtube and from that time:
- at every web connection (firefox), the start page is + the last web page visited at previous connection (two windows). i set up new homepage but nothing changes.
- pop ups frequently open (then disabled via settings).
- mouse stops/blocks for a second while using it.
i downloaded combofix and let it run. everything seems worked correctly, but now i don't know how to proceed.
here below the log i got - integral copy&paste - now saved on desktop.
if i understood well, malware etc will be removed once combofix is uninstalled and i still have to uninstall it..
i hope you can help me about how to proceed.
ComboFix 14-05-19.01 - user 19/05/2014 - x86
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition  5.1.2600.3.1252.39.1040.18.1919.1432 [GMT 2:00]
Eseguito da: c:\documents and settings\user\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {7591DB91-41F0-48A3-B128-1A293FD8233D}
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((   Altre eliminazioni   )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
c:\documents and settings\All Users\Dati applicazioni\kp_0loor.pad
c:\documents and settings\user\Dati applicazioni\cacaoweb
c:\documents and settings\user\Dati applicazion... Read more

A:ComboFix ran&completed - don't know how to proceed

..if i understood well, malware etc will be removed once combofix is uninstalled and i still have to uninstall it.. ...that is not true...  Hello iggy1427,my name is Jo and I will help you with your computer problems.Please follow these guidelines:Logs can take a while to research, so please be patient.Read and follow the instructions in the sequence they are posted.print or copy & save instructions.back up all your private data / important files on another (external) drive before using our tools.Do not install / uninstall any applications, unless otherwise instructed.Use only that tools you have been instructed to use.Copy and Paste the log files inside your post, unless otherwise instructed.Ask for clarification, if you have any questions. Stay with this topic til you get the all clean post.My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.***1. Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.Vista / Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.***2. Download OTL to your desktop.Double click on the icon to run it.Vista / Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it ... Read more

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This is a follow-up to my original thread here -

I completed 1 RMA with HP and the teleplan service center guys sent me the machine back with the note - no issues found, reloaded OS. This time they loaded the OS with SATA controller as IDE as opposed to the default RAID setting that had come when I had purchased the system.

I let it run overnight hoping for the best but see the BSOD error in morning - I would really appreciate if somebody can pin point the issue so in the next RMA I can advise HP Teleplan guys about it - they seem to not spend great deal of time researching the issue but try to do a quick fix that obviously didn't work.

Appreciate all your help !

PS - my System specs -

System Manufacturer/Model Number HP Pavilion Elite HPE-210F
OS Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
CPU AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 945 Processor, 3000 Mhz, 4 Core
Motherboard H-RS880-uATX (Aloe)
Memory 8 GB PC3-10600 MB/sec (message as PC3-8500)
Graphics Card ATI Radeon HD 5450
Sound Card Integrated Realtec ALC888S Audio
Monitor(s) Displays Acer? H243H
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Keyboard HP USB
Mouse Microsoft Compact Optical Mouse Model: 1016
PSU Bestec 300W
Case Mid-size ATX
Hard Drives Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS-65M28X
Internet Speed ATT DSL 6 MBPS

A:1st RMA completed - still random BSOD

Your dumps indicate conflicts and memory corruption. Uninstall Symantec using this removal tool: Tool. Many third party security programs create conflicts with Win 7 and Norton is no exception. Norton was involved in one of the crashes. Download and install Microsoft Security Essentials. It will not cause conflicts. Make sure Windows firewall is turned on.

Uninstall or upgrade CyberLink. Its driver, 000.fcl, Fri Sep 26 09:11:22 2008, is out of date. Outdated drivers can and do cause conflicts and BSOD's.

I find another slightly out of date driver loaded on your system. Update this driver from the link provided.

usbfilter.sys Fri Apr 03 07:39:51 2009 - AMD USB Filter Driver (likely part of the chipset drivers). Update this driver.

Follow these suggestion, reboot and let's see if your system is more stable. Post back and let us know. If you get anohter BSOD, upload it and we will go from there.

Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02804000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02a41e50
Debug session time: Thu Dec 16 09:41:31.624 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 8:53:11.013
Loading Kernel Symbols
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hi guys,

every single time I try to rename a folder the boring message "The action can't be completed because the folder or the file is in use" appears even if apparently neither the folder or a file in it is in use.

What I have to do is: Task Manager > Explorer.exe > End Process > File > New Task > Explorer.exe and I am able to rename the folder.

It is a really boring process and I find this process really stupid. The folders I am trying to rename are full of pictures, I think it is something related to the Thumbs files.

Anybody of you have the same issue? Any possible solution?


A:PLEASE HELP - The action can't be completed because the folder....

OpenedFilesView - View opened/locked files in your system (sharing violation issues)
Download somewhere at bottom of page.
What file is opened by explorer.exe in that folder?

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I got my P50 a few weeks ago and yesterday its LCD went half black. OK, this happens.I turned it into authorized premium repair center and they got LCD replaced (as my P50 is under warranty). No big deal.However, they could not re-calibrate the new LCD screen because I do not run Windows on my P50 (running Kubuntu).It would not be a big deal either (the Panel Replacement Utility they have does not run on Linux, but I can live without that), however there is one worrying thing: by my request, they printed Lenove repair instructions for me where it is stated, that "Failing to run the Panel Replacement Utility program will require another LCD panel replacement". Please note "will require". My interpretation of this statement is that LCD will fail again unless I run this Panel Replacement Utility which requires Windows (not Linux version exists). Repair guys could not comment on that in either direction.REALLY????So, despite the fact that nor P50 user guide nor warranty description limit me from using non-Windows OS, the P50 cannot be repaired to be used in full capacity unless I use Windows.Do I miss anything? Is this an official position of Lenovo on non-Windows OS use on ThinkPad P50?

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Deckard's System Scanner v20070905.67
Run by Tom Roach on 2007-10-01 10:32:34
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
104: 2007-10-01 14:32:38 UTC - RP355 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
103: 2007-10-01 14:17:25 UTC - RP354 - Installed WinZip 11.1
102: 2007-09-30 07:00:16 UTC - RP353 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
101: 2007-09-29 17:11:48 UTC - RP352 - Removed Adobe? Photoshop? Album Starter Edition 3.2
100: 2007-09-29 16:55:46 UTC - RP351 - Installed Windows Internet Explorer 7.

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-09-24 19:33:06 UTC - RP252 - System Checkpoint

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

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Unable to find log (file not found); running clone.
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Emulating logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2007-10-01 10:39:35
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16512)

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