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R downloaded CDs DVD useable

Q: R downloaded CDs DVD useable

i would like to know if there is a way to have or make downloaded programs/files that are burned to Cds, useable or playable on a DVD player? I recognize that there is a mpeg or codec variable that may apply but i would nonetheless like to find the way to go about solving this dilemma. As a further query, are there DVD players on the market that can perform the above function?

A: R downloaded CDs DVD useable

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I've noticed a few other threads on these boards dealing with the same issue. But I thought I'd just throw my scenario out there to see if anybody could help...

When I first bought my Dell it came with 2 gigs of ram installed. I recently installed 2 more gigs, thinking that I would max out the 32bit system. Now in my system properties the system shows 4 gigs of ram installed (3 gigs useable).

I have checked the bios as suggested in other threads, and have also checked the msconfig to make sure that no maximum memory amounts were set.

Are there any other suggestions I might try?

A:Useable Ram

Quote: Originally Posted by Soopafly

Are there any other suggestions I might try?

Try for what purpose? What is wrong?

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Question my computer has recently started showing my RAM as below:

1.50gb useable, when 4GB is installed

A:RAM - useable

What kind of video card do you have?

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Hi People!

I have just built myself a brand new system! It's got a nifty i5 CPU, a brand new Gigabyte motherboard and its got 8GB DDR3 RAM and I've Installed Windows Home Premium 32 bit! It's working perfectly....BUT (there's always a "but' isn't there?)

BUT when you checkout the system properties it tells me this...

Installed RAM : 8.00 GB (3.42 Usable)

How do I make it use all 8.00 GB of the RAM installed? Anyone know?

A:Useable RAM?

32 bit can only us 4gb
Memory Limits for Windows Releases (Windows)
The difference between 3 and 4 is being used by various process of the computer

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Hi there, I've done some reading and apparently I need to enable 'memory remap feature' in BIOS, but I cannot see it anywhere in the BIOS.

Please see photos/screeny attached and see if it makes any sense..

mobo: GA-P55A-UD3


A:Can see 8gb in BIOS, but only 4 useable

Hi Nolube and welcome to Seven forums. From what I can see from the screen shots of your bios you have 8 GB ram installed. The system is disabling 4g of it as the first screen shot states 4096 Mb as the total ram. 2 of your slots are not enabled. Try removing and reseating the ram (with the power off). Check in the BIOS if there is a setting to enable or disable the second ram channel.

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Hi, I was just posting to ask anyone who wishes to comment, what programs they use along with XP to make the experience more enyoyable. Such as widgets or Rocketdock or anything similar. It just seems like XP gets more boring wiht every update to OSX, and I am not willing to pay the money for Vista either.

A:Make XP Useable

You could try out AquaDock, a dock similar to the one in OSX.

Yahoo! Widget Engine for widgets.

You could head over to to download themes for XP.

Just a few suggestions.

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so about a month ago i got my self a bit more ram for my pc for better load times what not and with in 3 days i find out that only a part of my ram is usable the most ram this garbage mobo can handle is 4gb yet i'm only able to use 3.37 my os is windows 7 home premium 64 bit

current mobo: ASUSTek Computer INC. Leonite2 (Socket 775)

ps:i have another mobo i just gotta get a new case (just looking for a short term answer for now)

A:6 gb ram installed only 3.37 useable

The 64 bit OS uses more of the available memory than a 32 bit. Thus with whatever else is using memory the 64 bit OS can cause less memory to be available.

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With the great help of Shawn, I was able to figure out how to reduce the massive data amounts of the CBS.log to the records of interest - those that the System file checker fixed and could not fix. With that, I have made a little tutorial about the whole process which I thought might be useful for reference:

If you encounter a strange behavior of your system or if the system sends you a message indicating that some system file is damaged, the System File Checker might be able to help. Here is what you do:
Open an elevated Command Prompt (go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > right click on Command Prompt > Run as Administrator).

Type sfc /scannow into the Command Prompt window – note the blank in front of the slash (/). This will run for a while.

When it is done, you can end up with the following different results:

1. SFC did not find any corrupted files

2. SFC did find corrupted files and was able to fix the files

3. SFC was not able to fix all corrupted files

In the cases 2 and 3, SFC stores the results in the CBS.log which you find in C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. This is a massive file of approximately 5MB and if you care to see it all, you must send CBS.log to one of your own folders from where you can double click on it. It will then open with Notepad. Note: You cannot open it inside the CBS folder. You will get an Access denied message.

But most likely you are only interested in the part that shows the corrupted files that were ... Read more

A:Make the CBS.log useable

This is good, as far as you went, but now how about an extension of the tutorial as to how to interpet the results?

I know that using "mark" is the customary way of copying the Command Prompt, but I find it less clumsy to click select all, then just click the prompt window and it automatically gets copied.

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Okay so I know there are alot of threads on this but literally none of them have helped me resolve my problem. My windows 7 64 bit is showing that I have 6GB of ram (yet only 4gb useable)...

I checked the 'resource monitor' and there is 2 gb reserved for something and I would like to know why and how I can unreserve it. I downloaded a program called CPU-Z and checked that my full 6GB was getting recognised and it is.

I have seen on other forums that one solution would be memory remapping. I then found out that on my Gigabyte X58A-UD3R mobo, there is no memory mapping feature in the BIOS. So now im kinda stuck and dont know what to do, its just really fustrating as I would like to utuilise the full 6GB of ram.

MY specs just incase....

Windows 7 64 bit
i7 950
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
Radeon HD 5570
3x2gb DDR3 corsair RAM CMX6GX3M3A2000C9
2tB Raid 0

Please someone help

A:6 GB RAM (Only 4GB useable) - How do I solve this?

Go to system configuration, click on boot tab, then click advanced options, then under maximum memory un-tick box. Click OK and apply out out it, a reboot will follow. Then check it.

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Hi guys, just bought a Studio XPS 16. Windows 7 Ultimate...spec screen shots below..the problem is I KNOW FOR A FACT before I reformatted this laptop it said 4GB of RAM. When I reformatted it changed to 2.96

A:Studio XPS 16 2.96 GB Useable RAM

Hi, this is most likely to do with a proportion of your RAM being reserved for use by hardware but there is a chance it could be something else which could be picked up by the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool (Tutorial on how to use this can be found at Memory Diagnostics Tool).

Post back with any results or questions.


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I'm not exactly sure what is going on with my memory, I have 4x2 gb of ram installed and when I check the properties of my computer it tells
me ** 8.00 GB (4.00 GB usable)** Also under my resource monitor it tells me 4101 MB are "Hardware Reserved".

I am running Windows 7 64 bit OS

Any help is very much appreciated! Thank you for your time!

A:8gb installed 4 useable

What's the model of your computer? Also, what version of Windows 7 are you running?

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So as the title said, I have 4gb of total ram on my computer, and it says only 3.5GB are useable. I am running 64bit of windows 8. Anyone know how I can get the use of all 4gbs?

A:4GB of RAM but only 3.50GB are useable.

Hello Jonny, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Does your computer's motherboard have an integrated graphics chip that could have .5 GB of your RAM allocated to it in your BIOS settings?
If you are not sure, then please post back with what brand and model your computer or motherboard is.

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I was thinking maybe only desktops might have the port that can support this type of keyboard?

A:Is this non-USB keyboard useable with my laptop?

Hi there .. Ps2 to Usb convertor

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is this normal? just wondering. thanks. win 7 sp1, 32 bit

A:4gb ram installed but 2.75gb useable?

With 32bit you should be having 3.2GB total usable. Are your RAM matching brand/model?

Open Resource Monitor, switch to memory tab and post a screenshot with the bar showing. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16384 Mb
Graphics Card: ASUS HD7770 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 1907499 MB, Free - 1514677 MB; E: Total - 152588 MB, Free - 151687 MB; L: Total - 2861458 MB, Free - 2827717 MB; N: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 733497 MB;
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

I just saw that only 16 GB of my 32Gb installed is available. Is this a setting issue or have I lost two 8GB sticks completely. Please help, as I use this machine for audio recording and mixing and need the use of all 32GB of RAM. Any reply is as always, grossly appreciated! Thank guys for all y'all do!!

A:Solved: Why only half of RAM is useable

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I have a fresh install of Vista Business 64 bit. I installed the latest drivers for my soundblaster X-fi extreme gamer fatility pro. By default my microphone plays through my speakers. If I mute the microphone in my playback devices, it disables the whole microphone until I restart. I had this exact same problem when I tried Vista Ultimate 32 bit. Why is this happening. How can I fix it.


A:Micro Cannot be muted and useable

are you able to mute it thorough the mixer??
when you left click the speaker icon (windows vista speaker icon)
click on mixer...
you should see something related to your Mic....
click on bottom icon of the mic which is a speaker icon

little workaround....

after this can you prt scr the recording devices and the one in question???

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Ummmm, I'm confused. I have a 64 bit OS but it says only 3gb of RAM usable in the control panel and in task manager.

My friends computer doesnt have this

A:Only 3gb RAM useable on x64 Windows 7 Ultimate RTM

Hi -

Bring up an elevated admin cmd/DOS prompt and run a WMI command to check your RAM -

START | cmd.exe | Right-click on cmd.exe | select "Run as Admin" - then type/paste -


wmic memorychip list full /format:hform > "%temp%\m1.htm" & start iexplore "%temp%\m1.htm"

The results will open in a web page - save it as an HTM or HTML file. Attach to your next post.

Regards. . .



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Dell Inspiron 580 running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64 bit initially had 4 GB ram(4 1GB cards)
recently changed to 8GB by replacing all 4 with Kingston 2GB DDR3 PC3 8500 - 804ms-804-K.
Now Windows System screen shows 8GB installed and 3.96GB useable. I don't know what to do next.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4055 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 310, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305142 MB, Free - 212374 MB; M: Total - 953197 MB, Free - 255902 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 033FF6
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: upgraded RAM to 8GB, only 3.96 useable

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Hi, I was wondering if for instance, I was upgrading from windows XP, to Windows 7, with the upgrade edition, would I then be able to use my old XP disc to install it onto another PC? I'm building a new PC soon and I want to be able to install my old copy of XP onto an old PC.
Any help would be great, thanks


A:Old OS useable after Windows 7 upgrade?

Quote: Originally Posted by Leonw43

Hi, I was wondering if for instance, I was upgrading from windows XP, to Windows 7, with the upgrade edition, would I then be able to use my old XP disc to install it onto another PC? I'm building a new PC soon and I want to be able to install my old copy of XP onto an old PC.
Any help would be great, thanks


The XP key will not be usable, it will be tied to the new Win7 key.

Only way around that is to get a full version.

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my neighbour has a problem, i think it might be his logitech wireless mouse and keyboard at fault. he has Win XP and Internet Explorer 8when he loads a new page in IE8, keeping the mouse pointer in the toolbar area it is ok, but if he puts the pointer in the browser window area it immediately zooms to 900% he adjusts it manually and it immediately goes to 900% again, this happens in MS Word as well, but Outlook Express is ok !but in outlook express he has to press a character TWICE for it to display ONCE, and the Find People window keeps popping up !.It, whatever it is, has disabled "System Restore" and has also disabled the ability to start in "Safe Mode"I dont know if all these problems are connected or not, we might be looking at two problems ?.Any help/ideas at all will be very much appreciated. thanks for looking.tim

A:my neighbours computer is almost un-useable

hi chaps, the problem is resolved, so this post can be happily deleted !, the problem was his wireless keyboard and mouse, i removed ALL TRACES of them in his registry and re-installed it and it is perfect again, thanks.tim

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A:Is a Vid Card made for AGP 8X useable in AGP 4X?

The answer says it all


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ok guys i have been all over the internet reading tons of forums trying to fix this problem.

a while back when i had my computer it use to read all my ram, but up till about a month ago i had to rma it due to a mb catching on fire.

anyways they replaced the parts and sent me a new computer and now it read 1.99gb useable out of 4.

both of my ram sticks are good a i have tested them individually.

i have went through the bios and set it to default aswell as the cmos.
i have tried the msconfig untick the boxes thing and it doesn't work.

i have also tried changing my page memory but that hasn't worked either.

im sad people, i really am because my expensive gaming machine is being bottlenecked by some crappy windows 7 bug.

crysis lags like hell and my fps are cut in half in resident evil 5.

people...please help me out.

A:4gb installed 1.99gb useable???

The memory slots on the motherboard could be faulty

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Hi everyone!

The new "Task view" in the taskbar in Windows 10 allows multiple desktops with different windows to use for a better overview and better management of open Windows.

Now i would like know how i can open any window in a new or specific Desktop.

As an example of the Internet Explorer to startup in desktop "2" opened, while by default after the signing of the desktop "1" appears.

Has someone an idea, or perhaps already a solution?


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Ok i barely purchased this laptop last week and got it on tuesday. Nothing is wrong with this issue of the ram but i am trying to wonder why on a 64-bit version would only use 1.75GB of ram if it needs 2GB (which i have anyways). Is there a way i can max that out and make it use 2GB instead of 1.75GB?

i would really appreciate the help. Thanks

A:2GB Ram Installed (1.75GB Useable) On 64-bit Win7

That's not a shocker but what is a shocker is the 2GB of ram. 4GB is a bare minimum, practically speaking, for 64 bit systems and 8 GB is much more reasonable.

Upgrade your ram capacity and you will be doing yourself a tremendous favor.

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Hi, I have used Macrium (free) in the past to back up my C drive and have created a couple of disk images which have in the past successfully restored in the event of a crisis.

Recently my PC started doing a few funny things (sleep results in fan constantly going, occasionally can't awake from sleep but fan still goes etc). I played around with the power settings today and also changed the BIOS setting from Auto to S3 (save to RAM). When I rebooted the "Windows starting" splash screen came on but when it went, just a blank black screen with a mouse pointer (normal size for the resolution I'm using, implying the graphics card was supporting the resolution I normally use). This happened repeatedly and I was unable to get past it to the pale blue login screen by any means. But I can log in as normal if I boot through Safe Mode (and am posting this via Safe Mode with networking).

I restored my operating system disk today using Macrium, then booted up normally. To my dismay, after "Windows starting".....still a black screen with nothing but a mouse pointer that I can move around. Control+alt+del and Windows key + P do nothing. Where have I gone wrong? I'm pretty sure that my other BIOS settings (e.g. AHCI rather than IDE - I'm using an SSD) are unchanged. Thanks for advice.

BTW I am using a desktop system, i7 six core processor, two Nvidia 210 graphics cards, 24GB RAM and Win 7 pro.

A:Please help me - Macrium failed to restore my PC to be useable again!

Update - I have at least discovered the cause of my black screen. I have four high resolution monitors, let's call them 1, 2, 3 and 4, though I only use 2 3 and 4 for running certain software otherwise they are switched off. They are set such that monitor 1 is the one with my login screen. When I booted into Safe Mode monitor 1 was the one with the login, when I was booting into normal mode monitor 3 was the one that had the login screen, I only found that out when I switched on all three other monitors.

Here's the catch though. Instead of 1920x1080, monitor 3 is now displaying only 1024x768 and the Windows Display options lists it only as a Generic non-PnP monitor (it's connected via DVI so it jolly well should be recognised as the exact monitor type that it is). I can't get it to display anything more than low resolution 1024x768 now however, despite effectively having a new Windows installation (well, backed up version with drivers that it worked at high resolution previously).

What's gone wrong?

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Hoping someone can help here.... running Beta 7000 on a Quadcore Q9450 with 4GB of RAM. The DVD drive is a Pioneer DVR-215 but Windows 7 will not show it in Explorer and I can't access it at all. Device manager shows the yellow warning and says this:
"Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device. A recent hardware or software change might have installed a file that is signed incorrectly or damaged, or that might be malicious software from an unknown source. (Code 52)"
I've tried uninstalling the driver and letting W7 reinstall it but it always installs the same one and says it's running the correct driver ? yet it still won't let me use the drive.... anyone got any idea what I need to do to fix this?
I've search for this but not seen anyone with this exact problem (i.e: where W7 reinstalls the same driver but still won't allow use of the device.)

A:Pioneer DVR-215 DVD drive not useable on new W7 install

Hi nzmike and welcome to the forum!

Is this a clean install or an upgrade install?


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My computer is running very slow. It takes about 30-35 Minutes to operate normally. Windows boots quickly, and I see my desktop, but if I try to open anything, it takes about 35 minutes to open. Then everything works fine. It seems to be explorer related. The taskbar disappears a lot in the process or trying to open things. I recently installed IE7 too, could also be part of the problem!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:42:40 AM, on 4/18/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\PkgMgr\HOTKEY\TPONSCR.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\PkgMgr\HOTKEY_1\TpScrex.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Altiris\AClient\AClntUsr.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\Utilities\TpKmapMn.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToo... Read more

A:PLEASE HELP! Computer takes about 35 Mins Before Useable

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Hi there,

Bit worried I've messed up my PC here :s My system: I've got 2 partitions, C drive being for the OS and D drive having my programs installed. I reinstalled Windows over the top the C drive with the impression that everything on my C drive would be wiped and replaced with the new system, and all the stuff on the D drive would be untouched (i.e. music, documents and program install files).

The other day I upgraded from 32 bit to 64 bit Windows 7 however now on the Add/Remove programs list no progams appear, yet I can still use some of them. For example I can use Steam by running the .exe in the install folder but doesn't appear on Add/Remove, and for example Itunes doesn't work at all using the same idea.

Basically, have I screwed up my PC and the partitions from upgrading, a bad install or should I just reinstall all the programs from scratch?

If required, here are my system specs:

System Information
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: P55M-UD2
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 12288MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 12284MB RAM

Thank you in advance!

Kind regards

A:Progams not listed on add/remove but useable

Reinstall all the programs from scratch.

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I just received a Lenovo 160GB warranty replacement drive, installed the drive and restored my most current Acronis image. The drive that was replaced was 100GB, thus the restored Acronis image was ~96GB C drive.

The attached Acronis Disk Director screen shot shows the difference between the restored C area versus the available drive space as unallocated.

From previous conversations on the forum I have a boot CD burned with Magic Partition Manager (not used thus far).

Before I boot the computer with the MPM CD would someone give me a bit of reassurance that there will be a clear MPM option to convert the currently unallocated space to allocated and then either merge the two spaces or have the currently active space increase in size subsuming that space which is currently unallocated?



A:Change Unallocated to useable space

mark, are you able to successfully boot into windows? maybe reboot a couple of times to check? If yes, you can definitely format the unallocated space to create a new partition or extend the existing C: partition to use that space. Just remember you have some unallocated space to the left of C: as well - to extend C: into that you'll need a 3rd party partition manager (windows cant do it natively). I don't know about MPM but if that doesn't work you can always use Partition wizard.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

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I have tried to upload photo's from my memory stick onto my Mac laptop and it had a error stating that it 'does not recognise my card and to eject' so then I also tried to upload on my Windows PC and that gave me a message 'that I need to format disk'. Now I know that if I do this that it will delete all contents. I don't know what's happened as I just uploaded and cleared content from it a couple of days prior. Is there anything I can do? I've since placed it back into my digital camera and now my camera say's it's an un-useable card, really confused now help would be appreciated. Cheers.

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Hello forum member I switch from windows 7 to windows 8 64bit attached are the files contains all info but I cant be able to use full memory ram option when I checked the option maximum but it took my memory ram to 256MB.

Please help

A:4GB memory Ram installed useable 3.80GB why?

The rest is probably being used by shared video memory. It is such a tiny amount I wouldnt worry about it.

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I just bought a Seagate ST3120026A Hard Drive and Iím having a problem with it. Itís a 120 GB hard drive so I partitioned it into 2 partitions, one for my OS and one for the other stuff. Well, I formatted it using the Seagate DiscWizard for Windows (I have another hard drive Iím using right now). I used my Windows XP SP2 CD to install setup files to the first partition but then that partition wouldnít boot. I tried installing it to the other partition, same thing, it wouldnít boot. Then I tried not partioning the drive at all. I installed Windows again, the hard drive would still not boot. I also tried formatting and partitioning the drive using the DiscWizard for DOS version. I even used the utility in DiscWizard that letís you copy one hard drive to the other. I used the hard drive that Iím using now and copied it to the Seagate Drive and guess what, still wouldnít boot. I updated my BIOS to the latest version thinking that might matter, still no luck.

My relevant Specs are:
Windows XP
Asus A7N8X BIOS Rev 1010
Seagate ST3120026A 120GB HDD
My other Hard drive is a Maxtor

Itís working great as a Slave drive but I bought it to boot from it. Am I missing something simple or do I have a bum drive? Any help would be wonderful.

Thank you.

A:New Hard Drive is Useable but not bootable

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I am trying to network Laptop (Toshiba Satellite with inbuilt wireless adapter, ethernet LAN) To My Desktop machine (inbuilt Ethernet) and USB Wireless. Wireless connection says connected on both machines but I can neither can see shares across the network nor brows or connect to the internet from the laptop.

My physical network is laid out as follows Desktop > cat five (crossover cable)>laptop and USB wireless on desktop to inbuilt wireless (Atheros AR5005G) on the laptop.

I would be real grateful if any one can sugest how I can get these machines talking. If you think you could help I would be happy to furnish you with more detailed specs of my machines.

Deskto status icons report as follows:-
Ethernet LAN reports:- status=Connected ,Speed=100mb
Wireless Network reports Status=Connected, Speed =-54mb, connection =Peer to peer
There is also another icon for WLAN which reports = Connect to terry and when right clicked gives you the 'Wireless Configeration Utility HW.32' Property sheet with the following tabs and details:-
Connected to = terry: **-**-**-**-**
Network Mode = 802.11 ad-Hoc
Transmit rate=48mb
Encryption=WEP (the SSID & keys ARE the same on each machine !)
Data Transmited= 2434
Data received=0
Signal strenth=Ad-Hoc
Link Quality=Ad Hoc

A:Able to ping both ways but no useable network

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Hi there
One thing I'm finding GREAT on the latest build (x-64 build 9369) is the little button at the bottom of the START screen.

Forget the stupid metro tiles etc -- just click the button and it lists ALL the apps and then you can optionally have these sorted by Install date or Most used.

This in some situations obviates any need for going directly to the desktop -- you can just click on your desired application and run it. - This would suggest to me that the Desktop as a separate application is destined for the Bin sooner rather than later.

I would perhaps like a little more selections in the APP sort screen but if you don't have gazillions of apps it's actually quite useable.

Here's what I mean -- two screenshots enc.

And of course the search window is open if you want to type a specific thing -- say W* for example if you can't quickly see Ms Word for example.

If Ms keep on a bit with this it *might* just possibly morph into something quite useable.


A:Build 9369 - Start screen MORE USEABLE now

Nice find.

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I have a lexmark x5470 and noticed they have only win vista drivers.What i want to know is if i can use the vista 64-bit drivers for my printer or if i must wait for win 7 specific drivers?Right now my lexmark x5470 is sitting useless until i know if the vista drivers for my printer will work or if i need to wait for win 7 drivers or get a new printer.I use win 7 home premium 64-bit.

A:Lexmark X5470 vista 64-bit drivers useable on win 7?

No answer?I'm tempted to try the vista drivers since i need to do some printing now and can't wait for any drivers nor do i want to buy a new printer.I just don't want to mess anything up.

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Hi there I have a HP Pavilion 15 p239sa laptop, bought last year with Windows 10 pre-installed Ive never needed to use the built-in SD card reader until yesterday, and its not working. The computer plays the 'new thing connected' noise when I insert an SD card, but it doenst appear as a drive in This PC, and it doesnt appear in Disk Management. In Device Manager, Ive updated  the Microsoft Storage Spaces Controller. No joy Ive tried installing various versions of the Realtek driver, including the one from the HP website. No joy. Ive tried different SD cards - sometimes it plays the 'new thing connected' sound but the disk doesnt appear, sometimes it does nothing at all. Its basically like the Card Reader doesnt exist. according to my laptop. What do I do now? Any ideas will be greatly appreciated  

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A friend has a file using the .group extension. When she opens it, Windows Contacts comes up and she can scroll through the contacts. However, there is no way to export it to csv or any other file format. I have a copy of the file, and I'm trying to get it into Outlook 2007. So far, nothing can read it. If I open the document in notepad, I can see the following meta data leading me to believe it may have been a .WAB file or some outlook express extension. However, changing the extension to .WAB is not successful during import either. Any suggestions? Thanks.

</MSWABMAPIropTag0x80091102><MSWABMAPIropTag0x36000003 c:ContentType="binary/x-ms-wab-mapi" c:type="binary" c:Version="37" c:ModificationDate="2009-07-24T20:27:57Z">BAAAAA==</MSWABMAPIropTag0x36000003><MSWABMAPIropTag0x39000003 c:ContentType="binary/x-ms-wab-mapi"
c:type="binary" c:Version="37" c:ModificationDate="2009-07-24T20:27:57Z">AAADAA==</MSWABMAPIropTag0x39000003><MSWABMAPIropTag0x1 c:ContentType="binary/x-ms-wab-mapi" c:type="binary" xsi:nil="true" c:Version="19" c:ModificationDate="2009-07-24T20:27:57Z"/></c:Extended>
<c:ContactIDCollection><c:ContactID c:ElementID="b5674617-e95c-464f-b821-36926a6ce84c"><c:Value>00000015-654b-4b82-967d-474e0df36b2d</c:Value><c:LabelCollection><c:Label>Preferr... Read more

A:need help converting .group file to a useable format

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I got a new cpu intel core i7-870 for computer. I also replaced the heat sink, Anyhow now my computer still acknowledges the 8gb but says only 4gb is usable. In order to add new heatsink i took my pc apart and reattached the graphics and ram and everything else back to MOBO (yes correctly). The 4 of 8 issue was happening before i took everything apart to install new heatsink. Everything worked fine with my old processor an i3 when running my 64bitOS. Below is a list of things I have tried! Am I missing anything else?
The Problem
Hardware Reserved
Both Slots RAM are working
What I Have Tried

1. Removed and restarted the i7 processor. (Several Times)
2. Removed and swapped around RAM sticks. Both work fine in either port. Even tried booting with 1 at a time
3. Tried the Msconfig Max Mem trick with Adv setting. Made my pc BSOD and i had to fix it in Safe Mode
4. Have updated bios and VGA drivers from the Bio star website.
5. I ran RAMmap, but i still can't figure out how to read the program very well and figure out where my other 4gb are being allocated too.
6. I tied turning on/off memory remapping. Turning it off made it worse only had 3.2 after that.
7. Took Batt outta mobo and even did cmos jumper reset. Neither fixed it!

Any help or suggestions would be most appreciative. Thank you!!

Graphics: GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit
CPU: i7-870 Processor (8M Cache, 2.93 GHz)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 bit

A:Windows & x64 Says RAM 8gb (4gb useable). Hardware Reserved the rest

Try the following: –

In msconfig

msconfig, boot tab, advanced options, uncheck the maximum memory box.

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hello, i am hoping someone can help me because i may have lost 200+ GB's of music, pictures, and personal files.

i restarted my computer a couple days ago and it went into this diagnostic screen where it recommended that i do some sort of file check on my external hard drive (western digital my book 500gb 7200 RPM USB 2.0) I did and i watched as it scrolled through all of the folders and it would say something like this as it scrolled down:





now granted, this is not exactly what it said, but something to this effect. i was not cholosing yes when it asked me to check y or was just doing it on its own. then when i went to go into my external hard drive folders once my computer started some of them had an blank looking icon instead of the folder icon (shown in picture 1 below)...and windows was not able to open the file as it had no extension. all of these files are 32kb in size. also, some of the folders that i was able to open contained folders with what looked like Chinese writing and symbols (just crazy undecipherable text) as the names of these folders.

i tried to run chkdsk for windows and it told me that some items were fixed, but it didn't recover the data. please tell me my data is not lost. i thought i would try you ... Read more

A:Lost Data - Folders turned into 32 kb un-useable file

You might wish to install PhotoRec onto your computer and have it check out your external drive.


I've never used PhotoRec personally but I've heard it is great.

Also, when you are doing data recovery tasks such as this, do not modify anything on the hard drive!!! That means avoid writing to it at all costs. If PhotoRec can find what seems to be all of your files, then that should be fine.

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Hi there. When I go into My documents (Only this folder, others work fine) a fews seconds later explorer will crash. It has an error when trying to send the message to MS re: Crashing.
Here is Hijack this Logfile because I see a lot of peopl do this to help with there probs. Never used it or this before so hope it works.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:45:41 PM, on 12/05/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$JUSTSHIPIT\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$SHIPWORKS\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\ReadyShipper\mysql\bin\mysqld-nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ... Read more

A:My Documents crashes Explorer. Still Useable. XP2, [MOVED FROM WINDOWS]

Oh, I afraid you posted that log in the wrong part of this forum but with a bit of luck the moderators will move it for you. In the meantime there is a manual here that can help you:

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Hello there,

A little desperate at this point after trying some things and looking on the internet for answers, I decided to sign up to your forum. I couldn't find another example of this exact problem either, by the way.

So... my bios (on my Gigabyte x38-dq6 board) detects my Samsung 183L burner on the POST screen however, it just stalls when I set the bios to boot from CD-ROM. If I go through to Windows Vista, it detects the drive, installs the proper drivers and Nero DriveInfo can read all the attributes fine but when I put in a disk and click "open", it ejects and asks me to insert a disk!

Theres not much more to say. It just started doing this after I changed the location of some hard disks in my box (which shouldn't have changed anything).
I'm about to unplug all of my drives apart from the DVD and see how that goes.
Any ideas are greatly appreciated, thanks guys.

A:A very bizzare problem with my Samsung DVD-Rom not able to boot disks nor is useable

Also, I forgot to mention: I took my old IDE burner from my old machine and hooked it up (the Samsung is SATA). Believe it or not, it gave me the same problem! Is it a problem with my motherboard ? I highly doubt it's a setting in my bios since i've played with just about all of them.

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I have a customer that brought in a DVD-RW and said it wont play in his DVD player but it will play in others. His DVD player DOES support DVD-RW discs. Anyway I am going to burn it on a DVD-R for him. I copied the disc to my hard drive and noticed the video was in the “VRO” format. The video file is listed as a “VRO file”. What is a VRF file and more importantly how do I convert it into a file that can be played in a normal DVD player? I have the latest version of Nero. I choose “make a DVD video” in the projects category and I imported the file. It shows every chapter in the file and it pictures of the video at the beginning of the file. But when I play the file through the video viewing program in Nero, I get no video. But if I play it in Windows Media Player, it plays fine.Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:How Do I Make A Vro File Useable On A Dvd Video Being Played In A Dvd Video Player?

Here's what a VRO file is: is an Oracle 7 Configuration File;Search=Search

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I wondered if a re-writeable CD could be used for a music CD to be used in my car. I accidentally recorded a bunch of music to a RW CD like I would on a regular CD for use in the car. It wouldn't work. It plays on the computer and (I think) a DVD player but not a "regular" CD player.

Is there some way to record using a RW CD that will allow it to play in a "regular" CD player or is this not going to happen?

Thanks for any help,


A:Re-writableCDs -- are they useable for "Regular" CD players?

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Been looking around web for program I can type in that will calculate how much an object would weigh at impact with a stationary object. Like

Weight (in Pounds) = 400
Speed at impact = 40 Miles/Hr.
Time to come to full stop = .4 seconds

What would the impact weight of the object be then?

Any ideas where I can find a QuickBasic 4.50 program to do this?

A:Looking for a "Momentum" prog. useable in QuickBasic 4.5

You may not even need a sample program.

What you are after is related to Newton's Second Law. Something like as explained in this Website. Depending on how fancy you wish to get. I would think the biggest wrinkle would be in how much rebound or energy not converted in a direct hit. Nothing to writing a simple program, if you assume the collision converts all the energy.

Newton's second law

Or in its simple form:

In the form of F = MA

But if you also want to do some Web Crawling to see what others have done. Here are a bunch of sources. I have seen lots of programs that do exactly what you want. Might want to search under subjects like physics, Newton, scientific, conversion, etc.

This site is a good place to start. You got to pound around and find the BASIC section. The smaller programs tend not to be zipped and you can just open them and see if it is what you want.

This is a monster BASIC source. The only problem is you generally need their reader and everything is zipped.

Channel 1 is the creme decreme for most older programs, including lots of BASIC code. The only problem, they have changed the format and searching the database can be tedious.

A super nice source for BASIC. Well edited and organized. ... Read more

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Hi there
installed W7 Enterprise on a netbook equipped with 4GB RAM. Before installing ANY updates / drivers etc I noticed that on W7 X-64 the computer showed 3.75GB of Ram was useable. On the X-86 version at the same stage of installation it showed that 2.75 GB of Ram was useable.

Any Gurus out there -- why is x-86 saying to me it has less memory over than the X-64 system -- computer hasn't changed in the slightest -- this was immediately after install and before any hardware specific drivers etc were installed.


A:same computer x-64 3.75GB Usable x-86 2.75GB useable

64 but version of windows can use 4gb or more of ram the 32 (86) bit version cannot. That is why you r seeing a big difference in allotted ram.

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Hi all

I just received a new laptop (Dell Latitude 6500) and it's got a 1900x1200 resolution display... I've been experimenting with increasing font sizes and have been successful in many ways...

What I'm still having some trouble with is standard windows fonts... by this, I mean - the font size used in Outlook Address Book, Outlook To/Subject/etc fields of a message, the 'Run' window, etc...

Is there anyway to adjust these sizes?

Many thanks for any help!

A:Making a 15" 1900x1200 Display "Useable"

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I took advantage of the student offer of Windows 7 and last night downloaded windows 7. I thought that because my laptop was 64 bit capable I could do a clean install to it from the download, which I now obviously realise was a mistake.

Does anyone know how I can change this download for a 32 bit version?


A:Downloaded 64 bit but need 32 bit

Why can't you install 64bit? Have you tried and got an error?

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I just purchased a new HP desktop, INtel core 2 Quad processor, 64 bit performance with 8gb of ram, 1 Terrabyte hard drive. It came with Vista home premium 64 bit edition. I had previously purchased Vista Ultimate for a laptop that no longer works. When I downloaded Vista Ultimate I put in the 32 bit instead of the 64.....I am not able to do a restore to go back to the way I purchased it. I am not very computer savvy. Can anyone please help??? Thank you. And what would be the down fall for keeping the 32 bit installed (somone had told me I wouldn't be using the full capicity of the computer) Thanks again.

A:Downloaded 32 bit instead of 64 bit HELP

Originally Posted by cmb1966

I just purchased a new HP desktop, INtel core 2 Quad processor, 64 bit performance with 8gb of ram, 1 Terrabyte hard drive. It came with Vista home premium 64 bit edition. I had previously purchased Vista Ultimate for a laptop that no longer works. When I downloaded Vista Ultimate I put in the 32 bit instead of the 64.....I am not able to do a restore to go back to the way I purchased it. I am not very computer savvy. Can anyone please help??? Thank you. And what would be the down fall for keeping the 32 bit installed (somone had told me I wouldn't be using the full capicity of the computer) Thanks again.

32bit will only see 4gigs of ram and usually only be able to use abt 3.3 its also a bit slower depending on how you use it. when changing from one OS format (32bit) to another (64bit) it has to be a clean install.

Now about restoring you may have a backup there and available but since you are 32 bit and it isnt you cant use it. If you were to reinstall vista 64 it probably be available

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I opened a file from AIM, and now all these programs are trying to modify my computer. All help would be appreciated.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:10:06 PM, on 9/23/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\WindowBlinds\wbload.exe
C:\Program Files\Scansoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\Detector\CTDetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Rainlendar2\Rainlendar2.exe
C:\Program Files\Scansoft\PaperPort\SmartUI\SmartUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Agnitum\Outpost Firewall\outpost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_09\bin\jucheck.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Yolkavich\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

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hello my coputer is windos vista and the problem is everery time that i try to downloading anything i cant because there is a box that say "you current security setting do not allow this file to be downloaded" plis i really need help michael

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Is there any utility that will tell me after the fact who downloaded anything to me? In my case, it's probably an update of some kind. But it has already happened because I see in Networx > General > Today that sometime this morning about 600 mb was downloaded to my computer. Is there any record of the source of this download in Win7, Firefox or some utility I can use to discover today's download, and to maintain a log in the future?

A:who downloaded to me?

Hello -It may not be unusual for a program to update itself if you are subscribed to it, like many Adobe products that Auto Update -Thank You - Detals of what Networx Can ShowText edited to show link to programs base

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system running : windows XP professional with sp3

okay, as the title implies, while surfing the internet a tab appeared in the firefox window that said "Updating..." but never showed/displayed anything. After that, I noticed the windows start/tool bar had changed from the XP theme version to the classic version. Then i noticed that there was no network connectivity. When I tried to look up what was wrong, the properties, rename, and delete options have been disabled from the right-click menu.
I received a message that there was attempt to update registry but whatever was done was restored, then my PC reboot.
what I've done so far:
I tried to boot using the windows xp CD but nothing happens. Windows eventually boots up, but I don't get any options to run repair or anything.
Used CA anti-virus for scan and found nothing (did this again in safe mode and still found nothing)
I did a search to see if I could find what was modified, it shows that all user accounts including a Helpassist?? account have been updated in some form or fashion so i don't know what else to do

I see svchost.exe, services.exe, and system taking up 50% of CPU occasionally but not sure what to make of that.

to get the internet started I tried to turn on some network services but all failed due to 'timeout'

Please let me know any ideas, or how to get started on trying to fix this problem.

other pcs are connected to the internet just fine.

A:pop up downloaded something

any ideas? anyone? a starting point?

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downloaded IE9, but cant find it did search, found an empty folder but that all thats marked IE, toshiba laptop running mozilla firefox 3.6

A:ie downloaded but not there

When you say downloaded, if you've kept your Vista updates up to date you should have SP2 and IE9. Go to your Windows Updates and install and check in restore hidden updates for more installations.

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So far I like it. However, I do a lot of photos and cannot figure out how to set up a new folder and organize them. Any advice ? Thank you

A:Just downloaded W10.

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I was working trying to fix my DVDFab express tonight, and I was using a keygenerator... bad I know... but anyways, I ended up downloading and installing something that made my desktop wallpaper go to white and flicker... THe program initiated a msdos looking window with an error message that asked me if I wanted to abort... I couldn't choose anything and had to reboot... that's when I found it had erased my wallpaper and I couldn't get it fixed.. i knew it was some kind of malicious program...

so i came to you guys and I have followed all your steps... My wallpaper is back and I think I have gotten rid of most stuf, but my computer is still running kind of weird, slow, just not the same....

I have ran Adaware SE Personal, Spybot, Notron Anti-Virus, Kapersky Online Scanner, CWShredder, and Spyware Blaster... Please see if something else is on there...

Thanks Guys!!!!

Here is my HijackThis log...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:32:05 AM, on 12/31/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Intern... Read more

A:I Downloaded Something Bad!!!!

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below.

Please download Ewido Security Suite at

1. Install Ewido Security Suite.
2. When installing, under 'Additional Options' uncheck:
* Install background guard
* Install scan via context menu
3. Launch Ewido, there should be an icon on your desktop, double click it.
4. The program will now open to the main screen.
5. When you run Ewido for the first time, you will get a warning 'Database could not be found!'. Click OK. We will fix this in a moment.
6. You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files.
* On the left hand side of the main screen click update.
* Then click on Start Update.
7. The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed. The status bar at the bottom will display 'Update successful'.
8. Exit Ewido. DO NOT scan yet.

If you are having problems with the updater, you can go to to update manually.

Download CleanUp! (Alternate Link if main link don't work - ) and install it. Don't run it yet.

Restart your computer and boot into Safe Mode (if you d... Read more

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i downloaded a thing i thought was safe but turns out my mcafee site advisor and mcafee software let a trojan get on my computer. it the TrojanDownloader:WIN32/zlob.ZWC. microsoft malicious software tool detects it but wont remove it. mcafee dont detect it at all.

A:HELP PLEASE i downloaded and cant get rid of it

* Click here to download HJTsetup.exe.
Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.

Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Hijack This.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialogue boxes until you get to the Select Addition Tasks dialogue.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialogue box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

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I have had some problems with my computer, and know I have tried my best. Someone told me to download Hijack and then post my log here. Could someone please take a look at it-, If there's something more to be done, please let me know.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 21:57:56, on 11.10.2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Programfiler\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Programfiler\Norton AntiVirus\AdvTools\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Programfiler\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Programfiler\Nokia\Nokia PC Suite 5\DataLayer.exe
C:\Programfiler\Elaborate Bytes\CloneCD\CloneCDTray.exe
C:\Programfiler\Fellesfiler\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Programfiler\Musikk\MUSICMATCH Jukebox\mmtask.exe
C:\Programfi... Read more

A:Just downloaded HJ.

Download LSP Fix

LSP Fix download link

It's a program that can restore your internet connection if it's lost after the NewDotNet uninstall.

Uninstall NewDotNet via Start-Control Panel-Add or Remove Programs.

Restart your computer.

If that fails, then follow the instructions below:
PROCEDURE 4 (Download Uninstall from

From a computer that has Internet access, click on the following link:

NewDotNet uninstaller
Download and save uninstall6_22.exe to a 3-Ĺ floppy disk.

Insert the floppy disk into the floppy drive of the computer that needs to have our software uninstalled from.

Click on Start.

Click on Run.

In the Open window type, A:\uninstall6_22.exe.

Click on the OK button.

Re-start the computer.


MyWay or MyWebSearch


Restart the computer.

Download and save these freeware/donationware programs to a permanent folder. Remember to check for updates and run them weekly.
***NOTE***A new version of Ad-aware has been released.
***ALSO***A new version of SpyBot's been released ('s no longer in beta). If you have been using 1.2 you can install right over it. If you downloaded and used 1.3 beta it is suggested you remove it and reboot prior to installing.
Ad-aware SE download

Configure Ad-aware
First in the main window look in the bottom right corner and click on "Check for updates now." then click Connect and download the latest reference files.... Read more

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So I downloaded something and although avast said it blocked a trojan/virus, I just want to sure my PC is safe/clean. Think you guys can help me out? 
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 7:10:11 PM, on 2/5/2016
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.18163)
FIREFOX: 42.0 (x86 en-US)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Softwar... Read more

A:downloaded something...

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Log... Read more

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Hello. I downloaded the new sp3 update yesterday and followed all the instructions and i was ready to restart my computer. When i did, everything went fine until after the loading screen it gave me a blue error screen. Since i needed the computer in working order, I used a pc recovery tool (pressed F10 when it started up) and did a non-destructive recovery which took about 20 minutes. Then after that was done i had to restart and do the windows first start up thing. Then i finally finished and saw that all of my custom features and files were no where to be found! All my applications and games that i downloaded are still in shape, but all of the custom features (like background, WMP playlists, Updates) were all gone. so is there any whay which i can restore my old settings? I need to have all my original settings as soon as i can please .


A:I really need help, downloaded SP3...

Hi cloud366, it sounds like you have done a repair install. When you pressed F10, did you choose Last Known Good Configuration from the boot menu?

Also, check in C:\Documents and Settings for a duplicate profile. It could be that your original profile has corrupted and Windows built you a new one.

All those type of "custom features" live in your local profile.

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Is there a way to find out just how much in total the Get Windows 10 app has downloaded it so far?

A:How much of W10 downloaded?

There's no way to know that when Windows 10 hasn't been officially released yet. Maybe at a later date.

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i downloaded the Quick Lanch Button but everytime after full download completed, it says network error...

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I have setup every application to "ask me before checking for updates",

Even when I am not using any brower, email or any opther application, I notice that my lights on my modem are blinking quite fast... that is something is being downloded. It has been going on for quite sometime.

How do I find out what is being downloded (or uploaded)?

I use
toshiba laptop
window 7 prof
MS office 2010
Internet secuirity (antivirus, etc ...) from Bell
Thank you very much

A:How do I know what is being downloaded?

And you have no browser open? And check for new email only infrequently?

You could try disconnecting from the modem and see if any program complains.

In Network Connections right click on your connection and select Status. Watch the Bytes sent and received to get an idea of the upload vs download and how much.

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alright so i would say i am pretty computer literate at least for 16 you put me in my whole high school i would pry be second best, here is my HJT file i cant find nothing but i can tell you my problem the quick launch bar is messed up i open it an nothing is there it opens but just lines come and regedit says its in use by another program and task manager wont open

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A:Downloaded something bad help please

Clear these three items in HJT and rescan:

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {3745D43B-4A84-485D-8EE9-BC6D0401DBF6} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\vtUkIBqR.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {4F96CCB9-01EC-419E-AAEA-C2C913F2A236} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\byXRkIYS.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: byXRkIYS - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\byXRkIYS.dll

If they are still present, then download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and while you are there grab the RogueRemoverFree as well. FileASSASSIN is under More Tools in Anti-Malware, and can actually delete the files while in use. Run that if the files wont delete or keep showing up in HJT. Make sure you update MalwareBytes before you do a full scan

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I downloaded a program yesterday and ran it but nothing happened. Then I read comments on a video of it and someone said it was most likely a RAT and another guy saying it was probably a virus. I can provide the file if that will help. I don't want a RAT.

A:May have downloaded a RAT. Don't know what to do.

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scr... Read more

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Think i accidently downloaded something or not, Over the past week it has been getting slower and ie has now been hanging up. here is a dss log and thank you:Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Gil on 2008-06-09 22:07:02Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --28: 2008-06-10 02:07:21 UTC - RP513 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point27: 2008-06-10 00:51:33 UTC - RP512 - System Checkpoint26: 2008-06-04 03:16:24 UTC - RP511 - Software Distribution Service 3.025: 2008-06-03 21:13:28 UTC - RP510 - Software Distribution Service 3.024: 2008-06-03 02:32:27 UTC - RP509 - Software Distribution Service 3.0-- First Restore Point -- 1: 2008-03-13 20:18:23 UTC - RP486 - System CheckpointBacked up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.Total Physical Memory: 448 MiB (512 MiB recommended).-- HijackThis (run as Gil.exe) -------------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:10:47 PM, on 6/9/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC: ... Read more

A:Think I Downloaded Something, Help

Hello and welcome to BleepingComputer I don't see any malware there.Some points:Do you have a bought license for Norton? Or did you get it for free? The reason I'm asking is, it's a really heavy app for an antivirus. You can install a better antivirus that's waaaay lighter and easier for the computer, and takes less ram and actually is more efficient too.So, I recommend uninstalling Symantec's products and installing AntiVir (That's the promotion license for AntiVir Premium -- 6 months for free. You can get their free edition here) or Avast! instead.Another valid point: when did you install Service Pack 3? There has been several flaws with it.. Some people have really bad problems with SP3, I seem to be one of the lucky ones with no issues. Did you notice the problems after installing it?Also have a read through THIS TOPIC.Finally.....Click Start >> Run and paste in:"%userprofile%\desktop\dss.exe" /daftClick OK.Click OK to the prompt from Deckard's System Scanner.Click Scan.Checkmark every entry found.Click Fix.Let me know how you get on.

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My son borrowed my laptop and downloaded something like bitlord or bit torrent.  I did all my initial scans, like malwarebytes and run my antivirus, along with CC cleaner to clean up my computer and remove the program, but ive had nothing but problems with it since.  Sometimes it wont start up right or take 10+ minutes to start and sometimes it starts with a funny screen and says some services failed to start.  Web pages take forever to load and cant do anything on my computer anymore.  Can someone please help me with this.
Copy of DDS:
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16521  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by SiSSa at 12:34:26 on 2014-03-19
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4044.2472 [GMT -4:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {641105E6-77ED-3F35-A304-765193BCB75F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {DF70E402-51D7-30BB-99B4-4D23E83BFDE2}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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A:Son downloaded something, now I think im infected with something.

Hello DAC84 I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", t... Read more

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ok I went away for the weekend and my dad downloaded somethin. he deleted it (so he says) but now my spyware and malware scanners wont open, browser is very slow, and internet is only connecting at 36 Mbps usually connects at 54 Mbps I have included a HJT log, the dds.tx, the attach.txt (not posted but attactched) and a kapersky scan log.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:35:03 PM, on 4/14/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.20978)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:H:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeH:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeH:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeH:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeH:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeH:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeH:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeH:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeH:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exeH:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrB.exeH:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exeH:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeH:\Program Files\Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter Wireless Network Monitor\WLService.exeH:\Program Files\Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter Wireless Network Monitor\WUSB54GC.exeH:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEH:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeH:\Program Files\LClock\LClock.exeH:\WIN... Read more

A:Father downloaded something while I was gone.

checkin to see if anyone responded----------------------Hello shadnottus,While we understand your frustration at having to wait, please note that Bleeping Computer deals with several hundred requests for assistance such as yours on a daily basis. As a result, our backlog is quite large as are other comparable sites that help others with malware issues. Although our HJT Team members work on hundreds of requests each day, they are all volunteers who work logs when they can and are able to do so. No one is paid by Bleeping Computer for their assistance to our members.Further, our malware removal staff is comprised of team members with various levels of skill and expertise to deal with thousands of malware variants, some more complex than others. Although we try to take DDS/HJT logs in order (starting with the oldest), it is often the skill level of the particular helper and sometimes the operating system that dictates which logs get selected first. Some infections are more complicated than others and require a higher skill level to remove. Without that skill level attempted removal could result in disastrous results. In other instances, the helper may not be familiar with the operating system that you are using, since they use another. In either case, you wouldn't want someone to assist you who is not familiar with your issue and attempt to fix it, would you?We ask that once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your thread or make further repl... Read more

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Can I ask a really stupid question?
It's about locating downloaded files. Not the ones where I select save and then select a folder but the ones which don't offer that. For example right now Java is downloading but the files are not going where the existing Java files are (C:/Program Files/Java).
My question: how can I find out where files have downloaded to?

A:Where is that downloaded file?

If you know the name of the file, even partial name. You can do a Search. If you only know the extension, for Java it is .jar or .idx, you can search using a wild card (search: *.jar) Java files are stored under C:\Documents and Settings\yourprofilename under .java, .javaws or jpl_cahce folders. Be sure you are showing Hidden Files and Folders.

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I downloaded a program that was marked safe by Norton. However it downloaded some malware with it and changed my home page to delta search, as well as blank tabs to delta search. The computer program processing and internet speed has slowed down so I suspect more programs (malware/viruses) have been downloaded. Also, five programs were downloaded - Browser Protect, Delta Chrome Toolbar, Delta Toolbar, Gorilla Price, Yontoo 2.51. Additionally a window that won't go away keeps coming up with "BrowserProtect.exe has stopped working". Finally, the above five programs are running processes - when closed in Task Manager (windows vista) they come back - hence I think they are malware.

I was cautious about just deleting the programs installed listed above as I've had damage done to my computer previously when this happened about a year ago. Additionally I don't know how to stop the message above reappearing. Also, as mentioned, I think I have additionally (undetected) malware downloaded.

I've run a Norton Scan but it has only detected tracking cookies and deleted these. Nothing else is detected, and the latest virus etc. definitions were downloaded prior to starting the scan.

I've added the logs requested in the "read this before posting" file as attachments as the previous post I attempted was deemed too long (i.e. over 300000 characters". Sorry - I hope this is ok, otherwise I can re-post them individually.

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A:Malware downloaded

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Hi. I have a mustek scanner to which I have had to download the software for (reformatted pc and now the original installation cd will not run as kids damaged it, BLESS).
This download is in five parts all of which I have downloaded into my own created 'downloads' folder on c: (they obviously are now 5 different files in this folder).
On the website I downloaded them from it stated 'download all 5 files from web onto pc's hard disc under same directory'. I did not do this as I didn't know what it meant ( thought I would play and work it out but I'm just too stupid).
When I click on first file it starts and then asks me to insert next disc because they are not in this said directory,all being separate.
Can I now make/find or whatever this directory and move them into it and how or must I first make/find this directory and and download them again directly into this directory and how?
Please be gentle with explaination/terminology as as you have prob' gathered my pc skills are more than limited!!
Your help gratefully recieved, Steve.

A:Downloaded driver

Hi Steve1ramsey,
First of all, there is nothing such as "too stupid".
I would rather say that we all start somewhere.

If you remeber the name of the folder you created and put the different files in you only need to change the last part of the path.

Eg. You copy the 5 files in different folder, let's call them "Folder 1", "Folder 2", "Folder 3" etc.
Then you start the Setup from Folder 1.
Later it asks you for disk 2.
You can see the whole path to the Setup, like C:\driversfolder\Folder 1\
You just change "Folder 1" to "Folder 2" and then press OK.

That should do it. In other feel free to ask again
Good luck!

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Hi ..I have got some unique problem I would say. I have recently got a broadband connection.It's working perfect with everything apart from downloading software.I can download music,video,software(does not install). After the downloading the software when I try to install the softwares ,it sometime says corrupt file, some times says cannot extract or sometimes gives NSIS error. But When I use my laptop in my university network it works perfect with any software installation which I download. I tried the all way to make my service provider understand that there is no problem with my laptop as it's working prefect in other networks but they don't want to trust me. What to do. It will be highly appreciable to me if you could find out way.I am completely hopeless now

Many Thanks

A:Can't set up any software which I downloaded

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.

Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?
For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
Have you connected directly to the broadband modem to see if this is a router or modem/ISP issue?
If there are other computers on the same network, are they experiencing the same issue, or do they function normally?

On any affected computer, I'd also like to see this:

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

Type the following commands on separate lines, following each one with the Enter key:





Right click in the comm... Read more

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I downloaded a virus about a month and 1/2 ago. As soon as I opened the program I got a bsod " irqL_not_not_less_then_or_equal_to" then my laptop turned off. I tried to reformat before I tried to get rid of the virus. It did not work I had to restore using system Image. Obvious now that was the wrong thing to do. Well It got rid of the bsod's, but now I cannot run any kind of bootdisk because it will turn off about the middle of whatever I'm running. I've tried reformatting with win7 bootdisk, spotmau's bootdisk "Partition wipe, disk wipe", killdisk, hitachi disk fitness test disk. I've also ran scanners ; AVG anti-virus, Avira antivirus(which was what I was running and also scanned the program before opening it with avira.), Gmer, Sophos anti-rootkit, kaspersky anti virus scanner, mbr check, tdss killer, etc..... hah....just about everything I could download... And found nothing. So I've still got something screwing me up but none of these programs can find it... Possibly buried it after trying to format and using sytem image. Since it wont let me do anything with the boot disks is that in Would it be coming from MBR? Any help is very appriciated.

A:Downloaded virus, and I've tried everything to get rid of it.


That does sound MBR related. You need to try and scan prior to Windows loadup. To do that please follow these steps:

1. Download and burn the F-Secure ISO file to a CD using something like IMGBURN.
2. Turn on your PC, then enter the BIOS before it has a chance to load the Windows OS.
3. In the BIOS, make sure the CD/DVD drive is first in the boot sequence.
4. Insert the F-Secure bootable CD into the CD/DVD drive, and boot the PC.

The PC will now boot using Linux. F-Secure will then update its anti-malware database (ensure you leave your ethernet cable plugged into your router/modem). Follow the prompts to do a scan of your system - it may take quite some time.

Make a note of the malware that it finds, and post the names here as we may need to do some additional work depending on what it finds.

Note that if some critical system files are infected, F-Secure deletes them, and your system may not be bootable. In this case, you will need to do a clean Windows install, preferable after a secure wipe of the hard disk. Make sure any critical data is backed before scanning.


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A few days ago I accidently downloaded a virus. I clicked on the download button, instead of the download link. The download button was a virus, when I opened the file, it proceeded to download many unwanted programs to my computer. Some of the symptoms my computer is having are:
-File keeps popping up on my desktop named, "Continue Live Installation"
-That same file opens on its on several times while im on the computer. I Close It and do not continue with the installation
-Almost everything I click on makes ads pop up in new windows.
-Their are ads all over websites that would normally not have ads (ex. Youtube, facebook)
-Computer is generally slower
Those are my problems. Things I have done so far are:
-Immediately uninstalled unwanted programs via control panel
-Ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and got rid of anything it found
-Ran RKill and JRT
-Ran Hitman Pro and got rid of anything it found

After this I am still having all the problems listed above. I hope someone can help me out please!!! This is a work computer and I haven't been able to do any work all week .

A:Downloaded a virus

Welcome to TSG,

I've removed your offer since that is not allowed on these forums.

What kind of work computer is this?

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whenever i download anything from the internet and when i open it .it says me to accept.i accept.then a shield like symbol appears on the task bar and when i click it its gone.plz help

A:cant open anything that is downloaded


I'm afraid that isn't very clear which is probably why you did not receive an answer. But it sounds like one of two things is possibly happening... either the file you have downloaded and are trying to open is being blocked by your anti-virus, or by your firewall. Or if by "open" you mean you are trying to install it, it could be you don't have admin rights to install, so it's a Windows UAC 'shield' you see.

To increase your chances of getting help, I would suggest taking a screenshot of the 'shield' if it sticks long enough, or of the msg you see right before the shield appears.

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The virus must have affected your CAPS LOCK key!!! Quick!! Smash the keyboard with a hammer to prevent the spread of this horrible virus Joking...

First, I would suggest you continue to use Firefox and forget about IE except for doing windows and office updates.

Second, I would say that's malware or a browser hijack, though you may have viri (viruses) in addition.

I would begin my downloading, updating, and running Spybot search & destroy, Lavasoft's AdAware, and Microsofts AntiSpyware programs. They are all free.

Do you have an anti-virus program installed? If so update it and run a complete scan. If not AVG antivirus is free and a decent performing product.

Try the above and we can go from there

Just my .02 (YMMV)

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Could you find it in your heart to help, Platte media think i owe them ?29.99. For a subsciption i did not want in the first place. Please,please please. HELP!!!! It's really starting to p#*$ing me off. KASPERSKY ONLINE SCANNER REPORT Wednesday, May 07, 2008 11:29:20 PMOperating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)Kaspersky Online Scanner version: Anti-Virus database last update: 7/05/2008Kaspersky Anti-Virus database records: 745180 Scan Settings Scan using the following antivirus database extended Scan Archives true Scan Mail Bases true Scan Target Critical Areas C:\WINDOWSC:\DOCUME~1\COMPAQ~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\ Scan Statistics Total number of scanned objects 24780 Number of viruses found 0 Number of infected objects 0 Number of suspicious objects 0 Duration of the scan process 00:24:36 Infected Object Name Virus Name Last Action C:\WINDOWS\Debug\PASSWD.LOG Object is locked skipped C:\WINDOWS\Internet Logs\DAVE.ldb Object is locked skipped C:\WINDOWS\Internet Logs\fwdbglog.txt Object is locked skipped C:\WINDOWS\Internet Logs\fwpktlog.txt Object is locked skipped C:\WINDOWS\Internet Logs\IAMDB.RDB Object is locked skipped C:\WINDOWS\Internet Logs\tvDebug.log Object is locked skipped C:\WINDOWS\SchedLgU.Txt Object is locked skipped C:\WINDOWS... Read more

A:Downloaded Mbs Billing

Hello tangodelta22Welcome to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum, you posted two other topics , a fix was posted and you never replied back, we do not have the manpower and resources to analyze your log , work up a fix and to get no reply from you, there are to many people with infected computers that need help. You have other issues on this system besides Mbs Billing, you are also infected with the SDBot worm The reason your infected with MBS Billing is because you or someone that used your computer accessed a porn site, gained entry into the site and did not read the disclosure to cancel the account in 3 days and now your being billed for it, deny it if you like but this is the only way you got infected with this .This is difficult to say the least to remove, sometimes a reformat is needed, if you have not resolved this then post a new HJT log and lets see what we can do to help you.

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Hi everyone,
New user to SevenForums.

For the longest time we did not have IE on our HP Smart Touch. We would use Firefox. Well, I needed to get IE 10 installed. I downloaded IE 10 from MS and installed. I made sure the Turn Windows Features On/Off from Control Panel had IE selected. However, after I went through the installation, IE 10 was not available. It is showing as an installed update to Windows but does not show in the Control Panel>Program and Features.

Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can get IE running? or how I can check what may be disabling it?

I do not know how IE was removed and unavailable to begin with.

Thanks for any help.


A:IE 10 downloaded and installed but not available

Issues installing windows updates,
Mr. Fixit,
I guess I'll add this,
Hold the Windows logo key down and press the R key,
Type in the Run box,

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Hey started a new font thing & decided to download some new fonts. THAT was easy.... I even managed to open the zip file...but all I come up with is a page I can print. I'm running windows xp, what do I need to do to use the fonts? & once I unzip a file does it zip it's self back up/ or do I do it / or do I just leave it????

A:downloaded fonts help

Sorry, your question is unclear to me.

The systems fonts are stored in a specific font directory, usually C:\WINNT\fonts. Often you can simply *drag & drop* the fonts into that directory and they will be automatically installed on the system and usable by most windows applications. If this fails to work, you could modify one of the MS font installation programmes to install your particular font and make the minor registry changes needed.

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I use AT&T YAHOO DSL service. recent downloads included a Yahoo version of IE 7. After the skanky version downloaded, I lost the ability to access Internet Options via the Tool link in the browser. Tried going through Control Panel, but when I click on Internet options there, you can see a window open then immediately close. I dont know any other ways to access these options. Could someone help? Thanks


FYI...using Win XP Pro sp 2, AVG Virus Protect, Adaware malware detection

A:Downloaded Ie 7 And Now I Am In Trouble

welcom to this forum
may I suggest to start with why not try a system restore to before IE7 was installed and see if IE6 still works?

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Still trying to resolve issues with IE8. Looking at downloaded controls I see three instances of Java Plug-in. All installed at the same time when I installed the latest version of Java.

Is this normal? If I remove one (and then two) will it remove all of them? Should I just disable two?

Then looking at "run without permissions" I see even more instances of Java Plug-n.

I do want to keep Java Plug-in but wonder why I have so many of the same?

A:Three of the same downloaded control add-on

Those three seam to be the same. If it was my computer I would remove all Java and get a fresh download of Java. I think this might answer all your questions.
What is Java Update?

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i want to make sure i have no more spyware and that i dont have a virus. i downloaded a program from my nephew and it caused my puter to run up and down up to 100% cpu. when trying to fix this problem i downloaded some applications: hijack this, malwarbytes, and a couple other... i also want to make sure that i dont have too much spyware/antivirus software that will compete with each other. i am new to the internet and i ask in advance to please forgive me if i did not explain my prob correctly. i read all the facts and followed the instr. for this post. hope i did so correctly.Logfile of random's system information tool 1.04 (written by random/random)Run by Valentin Bernacho at 2008-12-15 04:39:43Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3System drive C: has 32 GB (46%) free of 68 GBTotal RAM: 502 MB (19% free)Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 04:39:48 a.m., on 15/12/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18241)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:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\mscorsvw.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.... Read more

A:downloaded a program that used 100% cpu

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.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 description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.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.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable a... Read more

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I am soon buying an External HDD to use with my desk top computer, running Windows XP
If I download an application can I install on to the new HDD , and run it from the new external HDD..?
Thanks ?.

A:Downloaded An Application...

Yes you can, but that does not mean you can go from computer to computer using the program. When a program is installed it make modification to Windows registry. This allows Windows to access the program when you start the program in the Program Files or click an icon on the desktop. If you were to move the external drive to another computer those registry entries would not be there, so windows would not know how to handle the program.
The simple answer is yes you can. Just do not expert to move it from computer to computer.
I hope this helps.

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I downloaded autoruns and now I don't know what to do with it. Can someone tell me how to know what to uncheck in the boxes it shows for what is in the start up?
Sorry for being so dense......

A:Downloaded Autoruns,help?

Can you right click on an item and search the internet?
I use CodeStuff Starter and can Right click on an entry > Search Internet > search engines & some sites below.

Identify and disable start-up programs from running.
Task List Programs - AnswersThatWork's

Sysinfo Startup Applications List

Windows processes - File Inspect Library

Bleeping Computer Startup Programs Database

Application Database - Greatis Software

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i downloaded flashget but how do i use it plz help !!!

A:i downloaded flashget but how do i use it plz help !!!

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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Hello, I have an HP laptop running Vista Home Premium 64-bit. It's actually been relatively fine for me until the last few days. I was having some problems editing video files and couldn't figure out why, so I updated to service pack 2. Around the same time, although I honestly cannot be sure that it was because of the update, none of my downloads will work. I believe it happened once or twice before I updated my sp but now I can't download ANYTHING. It's bizarre. The entire file will download and the file will show download progress just like normal. But, once complete the file shows up as 0 kb and doesn't open. I've tried using firefox 3.5.3 and IE 8...both do the same thing. I have also checked my permissions and made sure that I am allowed access to all of the folders that the documents are saved in. Nothing seems to help.

I really don't want to have to format/reinstall windows since I have quite a bit of stuff I would need to backup. Any help would be EXTREMELY appreciated. Thanks.

A:Downloaded Files are 0 KB...Need help

What antivirus are you running?

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We have upgraded Internet explorer to version 11. now we are not able to download pdf files from our internal web application. Error message :
****.pdf couldn't be downloaded. There is not issue while we try from IE 8.

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I just downgraded from Vista SP2 to Vista SP1 and by doing so, have somehow screwed up my downloads in both Firefox and IE8. Whenever I download in either one, the download results in a file that is 0 kb.

The strange thing is, Google Chrome somehow wasn't affected by this downgrade (if that's what caused this) and I can download files fine in that browser.

Can someone tell me what's going on here and how to fix this in IE8 and FF 3.5? I've already tried reinstalling FF and it didn't help at all.

A:Downloaded Files Are 0 KB

Why did you downgrade form SP2 to SP1? Try reinstalling SP2.

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I recently installed Real Player. Since then, when downloading a .mp3 file in Internet Explorer, once the File Download box pops up, the filename is changed to .mpga format. If I just highlight the download link, the file will be named as .mp3. Also, I uninstalled Real Player, and this doesn't seem to have fixed the problem. Any ideas? I don't want to have to keep renaming or converting files every time I download an mp3.. I'm really looking for a solution to the entire problem so that they'll download as mp3's again. Thanks in advance for all your help!

A:Downloaded mp3 to mpga in IE6

Sounds like, when you installed Real Player you did not select [Custom] and check your file associations. Or did not use the Real Player option to always reset file associations if another program changes it.

Actually, before installing any ADDITIONAL player, you should check what files are associated whit your current player or players, and make sure the file association of the new player are not in conflict.

I always uncheck ANY association conflict in a new player, then change them later to the player I want to be default for the file.

According to a Google hit for MPGA, = Mpeg-1 Layer3 Audio Stream and that links to Winamp. Bet you have Winamp installed and it is over-riding the file association for mpg. You need to disassociate mpg from Winamp.

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megabite hi, im stun on a blue dumping screen all because i think ive downloaded a virus. done all i can, a restore system recoery etc wahat do you think\/ any thoughts\/

A:Downloaded a Virus

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I bought Easy Hi Qrecorder program a few years ago. It worked fine. I had to re-download to a new computer as the other had crashed.

I use XP home edition.The Easy Hi Q recorder is reputable, from Roemer Software. I redownloaded it to the next computer which had been recently cleaned out of my son's user account and all his programs and files.

The Easy Hi Q downloads fine and installs. But when I click on the execute file to start it, I get "DWGTrueView 2010 wanting to install instead, which was part of an Autocad program my son had, for mapping. I can't seem to get rid of this mix up. Then of course it can't find the "source" file from that autocad program since it has been deleted for months. I also tried a clean disk and defragmented after deleting all my sons files.
I just want my Easy Hi Q recorder to work properly and open up.

I just tried an XP repair using the XP disk. Still no change. And it took all afternoon to do this.

A:Downloaded program comes up as another

Hiya and welcome to Tech Support Guy

Sorry for the lateness in a reply, but these forums are very busy

Are you still having this problem? If so, it may not be virus related, but we can have a look just in case:

can you do the following:



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Yeah... Oops.. I scanned it and it was clean, but then I used one of those online scanners (Virustotal etc) and one of the scanners picked up Mal/Generic-A I googled it and from the looks it can be nasty... I'm scanning malwarebytes right now and it's found 1 item, but i'm scared it will still be on my machine somewhere. Help me Oh and I opened the file.. So it is in fact on my machine somewhere.

A:Uh oh... I downloaded something with Mal/Generic-A

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