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Q: Solved: Help! Games won't run anymore.

Guys you won't believe it.

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

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

Thanks for everyones help!

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks for any help!

A:games don' t work anymore

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

A:Can't run older games anymore

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
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Hey guys I have AT&T "High-Speed" Internet DSL. I used to be able to host games and such when I was directly connected to the modem and nobody would lagg, and I would never lagg in games. Anyways, now I bought a linksys wrt54gl because I needed internet for myself and other people here at home. Well I tried the best I could, and I can join games (I play Borderlands and CS:Source and Team Fortress 2) but I can't host. When I host, my friends can't join, they used to be able to join me with no lagg... now they can't even join me.

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

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

Thanks guys at Tech Support Guy Forums,

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

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

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

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

A:Games won't start anymore!!!

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

A:Games not working anymore

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

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

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Hey guys,

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

A:Cant play games anymore

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

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

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

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

Any help would be greatly appreciated

A:XP games not starting up anymore

Make sure your video drivers are up to date.

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A:None of my online games work anymore

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

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

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

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

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

My specs:

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


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

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

one year old gaming computer
winXP pro 64-bit service pack 2
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3.21 ghz 8 gig RAM
radeon HD 4870 X2 2gig video RAM
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A:games that don't play anymore on same computer?

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

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Java Virtual Machine Launcher 
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A:I cant play certain games on my computer anymore?

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

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A:most of my games dont work anymore

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

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Any help is greatly appreciated....

By the way my computer has windows 98SE.

Thank you in advance!

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

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

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The problem has got worse now, though, I can't play more then 10 minutes of ANY game before something goes wrong, be it a game crash or my whole computer shuts down resulting in one of the many Blue screen Stop errors I have said.
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Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Intel Core i3 550 @ 3.20GHz 47 ?C
Clarkdale 32nm Technology
4.00 GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Acer Aspire M3910 (CPU 1) 30 ?C
HP S2031 ([email protected])
AMD Radeon HD 5670 (Sapphire/PCPartner) 48 ?C
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A:Multiple BSODs - 3B, 7e, 10, 50, can't play games anymore

Welcome to SevenForums,

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

Can you try these steps for me

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

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

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

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

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



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

Directx features:

directdraw: enabled
direct3d: enabled


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

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

A:My laptop wont play games anymore

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

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I decided to install the game Grid but the installer will not run because it says that its not compatible with the windows version im running.. But 5 months ago i installed it with no problems. That happened with some other games i installed.. i have the same windows version on my desktop and there i never had any problem instaling just on my laptop.. I have vista home premium 64bit.
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A:vista wont install some games anymore..

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

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

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

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

Welcome to the forum!

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

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

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

Running processes:


C:\Program Files\Common

C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition

C:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir PersonalEdition


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

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

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

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

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

Welcome to TSF.

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

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

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

Viewpoint Media Player

Delete the folder:

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

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


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

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


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

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I got rid of the WildTangent games console that came on my Toshiba computer, however, the games still show up. I have carefully removed registry entries related to it(making a backup of the registry) and they still remain. I have also used Revo Uninstaller Pro and removed what it found. What am I doing wrong, I know they aren't doing me any harm, but they annoy the @!#$$ out of me.

A:Solved: stupid WildTangent games and categories still show up in my games folder

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Hi everyone,A few days ago, I suddenly couldn't update AVG anymore. It always gives me an error, telling me the connection with the server failed. I also noticed that I can't connect Limewire (P2P program) anymore and opening movie streams in Windows Media Player doesn't work anymore either.I searched some forums for a solution and I found someone with a similar problem, who also told he couldn't execute the "cmd" and "regedit" commands anymore. I tried it on my own computer and I can't run those things anymore either. When I try executing them, the explorer goes all weird and shuffles the program bars on the task bar.I've manually downloaded the latest updates for AVG, installed them and did a full scan, that didn't find a thing. I also ran AdAware, which said I had some malware, which I removed with it. Then I also ran Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, which found some more malware, so I removed it, rebooted my pc, but the problems still exist...I'm hoping someone can help me with this problem, because it's really anoying...Here's my HijackThis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 20:37:26, on 11/05/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\At... Read more

A:Can't update AVG anymore, cmd and regedit don't work anymore, ...

Hi Tom,Welcome to BC HijackThis forum. I am farbar. I am going to assist you with your problem.Please refrain from making any changes to your system (updating Windows, installing applications, removing files, etc.) from now on as it might prolong handling your log and make the job for both of us more difficult.Please download http://OTListIt2 by OldTimer.Save it to your desktop.Double click on the OTListIt2 icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Type or copy and paste in the Custom Scans/Fixes section: drivers32Click Run Scan button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them to your reply:OTListIt.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimized[*]Tell me also if you have set a proxy server or you recognize these setting:R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer = - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride =;;;;localhost;<local>[/list]

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Hello all,

First time user. I have Qwest DSL and have been using multiple switches to disperse the internet throughout the house but yesterday, all of a sudden, I can't get any of them to work. If I plug the modem directly into the computer it works fine, but if I try to use any of the 5 five port switches I own it will not access the internet. As far as I know none of the settings have been changed. The lights all light up and even flash when I try to open a web page but it will not connect. It detects the modem but it says only local access is available. My next resort is to buy a new modem with a switch built in, but that doesn't solve the mystery of why it worked for 2 years and now doesn't anymore. I called Qwest, which I know doesn't mean much, and they said nothing has changed on their end. Can anyone keep me from having to spend $90 on a new modem?

A:Solved: can't use a switch anymore

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I have IM from AOL, not an AOL member, I have the latest version installed....... for some reason, I no longer have sounds..... everything else on my computer has sound working. When I go to the preferences section and click on "preview", no sounds are heard........ I've written to AOL several times and get no response. What can I do???
Thanks...... Sharon
[email protected]

A:(Solved) AOL IM...... no sound anymore

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

Thanks for any responses.


A:[SOLVED] IE 7 Not Working Anymore

Hello and welcome to TSF

Try of the solutions here:

What firewall do you have?

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


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Well, I now have an unbootable computer. I don't know what's wrong. When it tries to boot, it gets a BSOD, and it goes by too fast for me to possibly read it. I heard you can change this option by getting into a special menu with F8, but F8 doesn't do anything for me. I heave the option of loading Startup Repair, too, but its SLOOOOOOOOOOOOW! There's no way this can be right! (Maybe I need to put the harddrive on an eternal reader and grab the dumps.)

Prior to this, the OS was laggy. I was playing music with Winamp, and it k.....ept pausing. Prior to that, I had a mess where all the programs became unresponsive and I had to force a reboot. Now, this may be unrelated, but prior to all of this, I had not one but two harddrives start to fail. One of them did fail. Now, I'm being good as far as I know. I have a surge protector on this stuff. Is there a surge coming from within? Is it time for a new motherboard, and is that the only thing that will save me? Am I smarter than I look, or not?

I'm on a budget. I really don't want to have to replace everything if I can avoid it.

I'm running WIndows 7 on a Gigabyte H55M.

A:Solved: Can't boot up anymore.

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Internet Explorer 7 will no longer connect me to the internet. I can get on line via Firefox, but I cannot make IE7 work. I would like to uninstall it and reinstall, but Windows doesn't seem to include that option in Add/Remove software. I run XP Pro on a Lenovo W500 and connect via a wireless router. I have not changed any settings lately that I'm aware of. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: IE7 won't work anymore

In my opinion Internet Explorer is not worth the trouble Try using Opera, its fast and comes with lots of great features.

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It sounds absurd, but I can no longer paste. I can still cut and copy, but whenever I hold control and press V, nothing happens. When I right click in a field, I can't click the paste option. How do I fix this?

A:Solved: I can't paste anymore.

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HP laptop ZE4310 - 7 years old - XP SP3

Although CD-ROM is on top of the boot devices in the BIOS the CD ROM is systematically ignored when I want to boot a bootable CD. This was no problem in the past.
At boot time the drive is accessed (LED shows short activity) but that's all before switching to the HDD (the original 30GB disk was replaced in the past with a 120GB without apparent problem - maybe the boot problem stems from this ?).
The drive is seen allright under "My Computer" and I can play audio and DVD disks but although Autoplay is marked, that does not work either.

Opening up the laptop to find the CMOS battery to reset the BIOS is a no go because I don't want to vandalize the machine. It's not simple to take it apart.

I would like to reinstall XP but without recognizing the CDs it's difficult. I do have an external USB CD ROM drive. Any known trick to boot from this device ?

Thank you for your valuable input.


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I tried to burn a disc last night through windows media player and it keeps saying to connect a burn device.
I only burned a disc last week and it was working fine then so cannot understand why its saying that

Ive even tried to do it through iTunes thinking it was something to do with the media player but that wont work either! That looks like it's going to do it and says its writing the 1st song, then it cancels it and ejects the disc!

Any idea whats going on??

A:Solved: Cannot burn anymore!!

See if anything here helps:

Also, you should consider using dedicated burning software rather than using a media player to do that job.
Dedicated burning software often works when the media player method doesn't.

Contrary to what some people might think, you don't have to use a media player to burn music to CD/DVD.
In fact, doing it with a media player is a bad idea - but many people use that method because WMP and iTunes are already installed so it saves them having to install anything else.

You don't necessarily have to buy burning software (though they are usually better than the free ones). Some free ones here:

CDBurnerXP: (despite it's name, it's not just for Windows XP).

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Since this morning i can do anything on my username anymore. I cant install programs, for some reason nothing in my system tray opens (well only wireless connection, sound, safely remove hardware, and VNC) come up at the start. MY antvirus doesnt start up to. So i went on my sisters account shes an administrator to and i installed adaware and scanned wtih housecall and it found 2 viruses but i think it has nothing to do with this (it was called chck.jbean.a something like that i think it was from the program magical jelly bean so anyway i cant install anything on my user name and when i installed adaware i chose all users on this computer and it didnt install on my username!! and my start menu changed to this when i had it at classic menu:

so i went to control panel and guess what i cant click change back to classic view

what should i do? o yeah and my internet is going very slow on my username but on the others it goes at normal speed!!!!!!

and now i notice i cant even download anything:

it just stays at that screen then gives me the red error box
and i cant change any of my internet settings like changing the home page on startup it keeps changing back

man i think whatever is doing this is preventing me from fixing my computer i cant even get into device manager!!
its like my computer has been reformatted but everyting is still here like when i open internet explorer......its like it wasjust installed it asked me to change search provider and evetrything i close it... Read more

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oh plz help , and don't what's wrong . there's no disc driver in My Computer anymore !!
everything was fine an hour ago , then i turned it off. now I put dvd in the driver and led blinks as usual
but when I open My Computer , there's driver icon .
what can I do T_T

A:Solved: there's no dvd driver anymore!!

I got it ^^v .. in device manager -> uninstall optic driver .. then restart the computer , it will find it on its own
thanks anyway

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I have a Dell desktop running windows xp. I have cable broadband and cable telephone. I tried hooking my computer
to the phone modem with the ethernet connection to see if it would work. When I hooked back up to my cable modem,
it couldn't get an IP address. I tried the REPAIR button a hundred times to no avail, I tried CMD IPCONFIG/ RELEASE and RENEW
to no avail, I tried setting (TCP/IP) properties to: obtain IP address and DNS server automatically, still limited or no connectivity.
I tried rebooting computer and modem several times, disconnecting cable, tried different ethernet cables, turned off firewall, installed new network interface card, same results. I am, however, able to use a USB connection from modem, and it works fine. But I would prefer to
use an ethernet connection. Is there something I'm overlooking? Did hooking up a different modem change settings on my computer? If you can figure this out, you're a genius, cause tech support can't.

A:Solved: Can't get IP address with ethernet anymore

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My problem started when I read an article on the web that Microsoft uses a "/prefetch:1" command to load Windows Media Player faster than normal. This is usually added to the shortcuts found on your taskbar and desktop. I thought this is a great idea. I should have this "/prefetch:1" command on all my important shortcuts.

I logged into my limited account and I tested it on the programs I used the most and in fact it worked wonderful, that is until I used it on a particular program called 2xExplorer. This program is like Windows Explorer on steroids. I've used this great program for a couple of years now and never had a problem. I added the "/prefetch:1" command to my 2xExplorer shortcut and when I launched the program it worked fine.

Soon after I rebooted my machine, I logged back into my limited account and now none of my programs would automatically start (i.e. my CA Firewall/Anti-virus/Anti-Spyware Suite, my Spyware Doctor program, etc.) and instead I would get 2xExplorer windows opened for each of the programs that were supposed to start automatically. The 2xExplorer window would show the open folder where that particular executable file was to be found. This means that each time I would log into my limited account, I would get about 15 2xExplorer windows opened from all the programs that are supposed to be initialized at the beginning.

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A:Solved: Cannot open EXE files anymore.

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Made a big mistake by running Driver Genius and letting it update some of the drivers on my PC.

When I'd finished, it could no longer connect to the internet. I've since found out that it cannot even see the router even though it is plugged directly into it! If I Ping it fails to communicate.

So, something has knackered my network connection.

I restored all drivers from the backup it took before updating, but, still no network.

It is a desktop running XP and the router in a Netgear 834. Other PC's/laptops are still working fine.

Can anyone suggest where I can start looking for the problem, please?

Here's hoping!

A:Solved: Help, my PC cannot find the router anymore!

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My current problem is exactly the same as the problem in this old thread, except I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium.

I've had this problem before and managed to solve it by using Free History Eraser, as suggested in post #2.
This time it doesn't seem to work. I did followed the exact same procedure (i.e. install Free History Eraser and ran it then click Erase), but newly visited pages are still not being saved in history.

A:[SOLVED] IE8 History not saving anymore

hello and welcome to the forum.

Open IE => Tools => Internet Options => under the tab General look for Browsing History make sure 'Delete history on exit' is not ticked. If it is untick.

Ig that doesnt work click on Settings under storage increase it too 100mb then increase days kept in history to 30.

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Not sure if this is the correct area to post this, but I will hope you will forgive me if I am wrong.

I have recently been doing some house-cleaning (removing old programs, cleaning registry, etc.), and now the screen indicators (sound level and mute indicator) are not showing up on my computer anymore. The functions work to adjust the sound and mute it, but the indicators don't show up.

I have a Dell Dimension 8200 using Windows XP SP3 with a GForce Flat Panel monitor, a Turtle Beach "Santa Cruz" sound card and a GE keyboard (it was a keyboard from Dell w/ programmable keys, but it died)...anyway the same driver works fine on the keyboard.

I would appreciate any help that anyone can provide.

Thank you,


A:Solved: No Volume Bar on screen anymore

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When I put a dvd in the dvd-player for a game or anything, it used to autostart that dvd. But suddenly, it doesn't autostart anymore. I have to start it manually, by clicking the drive and choosing "autorun". It is the same for other drives as well, such as cd-rom drive. How do I fix this?

A:[SOLVED] autostart not working anymore

hello okee,

once again you need to post in the forum for (Windows ME)

this forum is for XP

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this question's for my sister, actually, who wouldn't let me clean up all the crap on her laptop. i told her eventually the laptop would give up, but she didn't listen

okay, so it turns on, loads up for about 10 seconds, then shut's off. my brother's friend said he ran diagnostics and nothing showed as being wrong. i could be totally off with that, but i think that's what he said.

any ideas what should be done or what happened?

for reference, it's a dell laptop, about 2 years old, and runs on windows xp.


A:Solved: Laptop's not starting up anymore

Does it get to the XP boot screen (ya'know, with the little green bar scrolling across the screen)?

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Ok the issue that I have is that I recently just lost my Wireless connection and cannot seem to reconnect to the connection. It has been working for almost half a year now but I noticed last night that my connection kept disconnecting and reconnecting every 2-3 min or so... and this morning it just lost the connection all together. It detects a few different wireless connection around me, but I tried all the unsecured ones and it attempts to connect yet after a while it stops trying to connect and return to listing all the avaliable networks. I retried connecting to my own wireless router(which seemed to get a strong signal) but it does the same thing (and yes I did enter the correct encryption ID pass). The router seems to be working fine as the two computer that's connected to through the ethernet wire is working fine.

The configuration for my system is a
D-Link : DWL-G520
Driver: (have to use this older driver as it seems like that this is the only driver that wouldn't cause random blue screens with the memory dump, every few minutes or so)
Motherboard: ASUS P4P800-SE
Processor: Intel P4 3.0 E GHz

Thanks for the help ^_^

A:Solved: Wirless not working anymore

Disable encryption and try to connect. If successful, re-enable encryption and try again.

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All my addons and themes stop working and I can't get them to work even if i try to download them again. They are all there, they just don't respond and I am having difficulty uninstalling them. Please help!!!

A:[SOLVED] Addons Not Working anymore!!!

did you just do the newest upgrade? sometimes when FF upgrades to a newer version, the addons/themes don't work until they are upgraded too.

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Hi Techsupportforum. I'm having a problem with internet explorer not saving my browsing history anymore and would like it fixed.

Version of IE (Internet Explorer) - 8.0.6001.18828
Operating System - Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2
What you have tried - Just a restart
What the problem is - Browsing history is not being saved anymore
Give detail explaining your problem - History has been saved up until and including Thursday. When I click Today (which I presume is Friday even though today is Saturday) nothing happens.

Seems like the problem occured either Thursday or Friday. Windows Update installed quite a few updates on Thursday. None of them look like they relate directly to Internet Explorer. I'm still wondering if they had some sort of affect though? The updates are:

- Security Update for Windows Vista (KB973565)
- Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter [November 2009] (KB905866)
- Security Update for Windows Vista (KB969947)
- Security Update for Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (KB973593)
- Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - November 2009 (KB890830)
- Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB973704)
- Update for Microsoft Office Word 2007 (KB974561)
- Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB915597 (Definition 1.69.881.0)

If you get any error message please post them
Post any screen shots if you think they would be helpful - How to post a screenshot

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A:[SOLVED] History not saving anymore

Hello Zallo,

Try this program called Free History Eraser. It should reset the Index.dat, which should fix the problem.

Once the file is download, Install it and run it then click Erase.

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My question involves not being able to use certain sites on the web, particularly Crossword Puzzle sites, as typically are on Newspapers online. This used to work; but since I 'cleaned' some things off my computer which I thought I no longer needed, the crosswords no longer work. I suspect it has something to do with Java (???).

When I go to the crossword site, everything comes up but the crossword itself; all I get there is a little red/blue square in the upper left corner where the crossword should appear.

I have tried re-installing IE 6, which I am using. This does not help. I have tried re-installing Win98 with similar lack of success. I am obviously missing something. Could it be a 'virtual machine'? (Whatever that is).

Any assistance anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated. I promise not to delete anymore dll's, etc., if I get this working right again.

[email protected]

A:(Solved) Some web features do not work anymore

I did a Google search for "download Microsoft Virtual Machine" and got a lot of hits. Among them was this page where it offers a link to the download.

I didn't try it so if it doesn't work, do the above Google search until you find what you need.

Yes, randomly deleting .dll files is a recipe for disaster, alright.

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so i recently reformatted my drive, and in the past i was able to open an image i.e. jpeg and use the wheel on my mouse to zoom in on it
for some reason it won't do this function anymore, which i believe is due to the fact that all images are now being opened with paint or windows photo viewer
is there any way to fix this or perhaps could someone recommend a better application

thanks guys

A:Solved: pictures won't zoom anymore

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I have a windows 7 32 bit with a cable modem. I have my 360 hardwired to the Internet. For a year I have been streaming movies and music and photos from my PC to the xbox 360. no problems. Last week I downloaded a trial of Playon so I could watch Hulu. When I turned on the 360 my computer was gone and playon was in it's place. I could watch everything that playon has ,but not any of my movies. my son said that i had to but my computer in to Playon. but the add more devices is grayed out.
I uninstalled Playon though the control panel. but the 360 still will not see my computer. Can someone help. Please Rich.sandy

A:Solved: My XBoox 360 dose not see my PC anymore.

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So i just moved and had to move my computer. My computer was on as of yesterday afternoon.

When i got to my new place and hooked it all up it now wont boot.

I dont get any response out of the video card and im really hoping thats not what went in it.

My motherboard used to do a system beep 3 times while booting and now it doesnt do anything. and as far as i can tell the whole thing starts to boot, the heat sync fan on my cpu turns on and the gfx fax turns on but i get no response after that.

Any ideas?

A:Solved: Computer won't boot anymore

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I use windows xp and a BT home hub 2.0, i had my wifi set up so i could enable and disable wifi at my leisure. However every now and then i don't get the option to disable the wifi, so i normally have to reset my default admin password and enter my own password to eventually re use the enable/disabled option. But now i can't even do that so i'm stuck with permanent wifi. I did briefly manage to get the disable/enable option back by reset hub to factory settings but now it has gone again. What can i do? On my home network page where it reads devices currently connected to your BT home hub it has no devices detected for wireless.

A:Solved: Can't disable wifi anymore.

Problem solved, You have to disable BTFON in your hub manager and then wait for a few hours for it to change.

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Basically, I was on my laptop last night (ACER 8943G) when all if a sudden everything just started closing itself. Before it finished closing every down I quickly pressed restart. Now it won't startup properly. I get the option to startup repair or start up as normal. I clicked startup repair and it tried to fix it for a while but it couldn't. I ran the laptop in safe mode and ran malwarebytes to which it found 38 viruses. I deleted them all and restarted the computer but it still won't start up. A blue screen appears for literally a quarter of a second. I had to video record the startup so I could pause the video to see the blue screen it was that quick. Didn't say much except if you installed drivers lately then get rid of them but I haven't really installed anything. I have tried a system restore and that didn't work. Would appreciate any help

A:Solved: Windows does not start up anymore

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i dont know if this has been asked before but i need help after i rebooted all my .exe files just get the unknown program error anyone know how to fix this

A:Solved: .EXE wont work anymore

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I am not really sure what has happened, everything was fine last night when I went to bed, but when I got online this morning and tried to access a game site, I got an error screen telling me my java was not found or was not working. I uninstalled my java and reinstalled it, and this still did not correct the problem. I also have norton internet 2006 installed on my pc and was told by a couple of my friends that maybe it was blocking the java so I shut it off for awhile and it still wouldnt work, or at least i think I shut it off, but to be completely honest, I really dont know alot about computers. I have cleaned out all the temporary internet files, deleted the cookies, cleared the history, ran the scan disk, ran the defrag on it, and a full systen virus scan with no virus's. I just cant figure out what to do. Thank You very much for your time and help in this matter

A:Solved: Cant get my Java to work anymore

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I make movies for YouTube A LOT! But, just recently, I went in to Windows Movie Maker and it won't import movies anymore!! Please help me!

A:[SOLVED] Please Help!! I Can't Make Movies Anymore!

The only comment I have is that Windows Movie Maker is NOT the best software you could be using.

But if you insist, try Windows Movie Maker 2.1 download. Use the SAVE option, then run the install file later.

You may want to remove (Add/Remove Programs) the previous version prior to installing 2.1 version.

Do not forget to reboot after remove, and reboot after install.

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ummmm... topic kinda explains it. It was working last night, it's not anymore. It's just not in "my computer" anymore and it won't eject. I haven't done anything different. Help?

A:[SOLVED] My CDRW/DVD isn't being detected anymore...

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October 17, 2003
Two computers on a simple crossover cable network. XP and Win98SE. The user name and password are the same on both computers to make things easier. Everything was working fine until I decided to no longer use simple file sharing on the XP Pro. Now when the 98 tries to access the XP folders I get a dialog box titled “Enter Network Password” You must supply a password to make this connection. Resource:\\XPBOX\IPC$ Password: The regular password doesn’t work. The network is working because I can access shares on the 98 from the XP. What settings am I missing. I have also shut off my firewall but that didn't help. What else can I try?

A:[SOLVED] Can't connect to shares anymore

You need to establish a share, other than the $ admin share. Right click on the resource you wish to share, and select Sharing. Click the New Share button and make a new share. Insure you give that share the proper rights, and all is well.

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Hi. I have a Creative Zen Nano Plus 1GB mp3 player and it used to work just fine. i'd plug it into the usb and boom... it was there (i no longer get the "what would you like to do... open in folder... use program...ect message upon plugging in any usb device anymore... i'd also like to know how to turn that back on if possible)

now however... i plug it in and it is not recognized. i've uninstalled and reinstalled the creative software and even in the nano plus media explorer it says there is no device plugged in. the mp3 player seems to work fine still with the music that is already on it... i just can't seem to get it to connect to the computer anymore.

any ideas or suggestions? thanks!

nevermind..... i've got it working for now... seems when i plug it into the external usb port it works, but the built in port doesn't read it (and it does work with other devices... just not the nano... wierd)

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Hello guys, i am using Windows 7. Last few days my internet was every day worse. for example yesterday i was able to use youtube, today i was able to open some sites and now i can't even open I don't know what is happening. even when i trying to reach my router ( still nothing happening. Some people told me that my ip address is hijacked. Is that true? Please help

A:Solved: internet don' work anymore

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I'll try to go through everything that has happened up until this point. If you don't feel like reading the whole thing, then here's the short version: My monitor no longer displays anything after XP loads unless I'm in safe mode, so it's not a hardware issue. This is not a new monitor, there have been no driver changes or anything. The only program that has been installed within the last month has been the original fallout. Uninstalling the drivers in safe mode has not fixed anything.

Recently my monitor has been acting strange.

The problems first started when my monitor's default x,y positions went out of place for no discernible reason. Basically it was horizontally stretched out way to much and the bottom of the picture was for some reason in the middle of my monitor. I switched to 70Hz in a vain attempt to fix it, and it actually worked.

Flash forward about a week later. The problem comes back. I tried switching back to 60Hz but it doesn't work. At this point I could manually adjust my monitor stretch/position values, but it always ends up looking blurry.

At this point I try unplugging my monitor from my TV-box (which I used for game consoles instead of a TV) and plug it directly into the tower.
Huzzah, it works! Well, until I load a game of Fallout (the original, since I can't play 3 with my specs) and I get an error message. I forget what the error message was, but I decided to restart my computer.

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A:[SOLVED] Monitor does not display anything anymore

Uninstalling all the graphics drivers was good... have you rebooted since uninstalling them? Windows will detect "new" hardware and automatically install it's own drivers. Also, while in Safe Mode, make sure your still at 60Hz or less and that the resolution is set to the lowest you can live with (at least temporarily). If it works in Safe Mode then you have a working configuration.

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I use my computer as my DVD player and recently I had just finished watching a movie and put another one in and now it will not run smoothly, both video and audio. It isn't the DVD because I have tried several of the ones I have and now none of them run smoothly. It is not the program because I have tried using 2 different programs to play them with no luck (windows media and hp dvd player). I got my computer for Christmas so it is very new and has lots of space on it still. It will play audio CD's with no problem! Help me please. Is it possible the reader is dirty or has been displaced a tad? If so how can i fix that? I use my computer a lot to watch DVD's so I'm hurting here! It has been suggested by me from friends that maybe it is a trojan or virus or maybe I would have to reinstall the driver but I do not know how to do that.

A:Solved: Why won't my computer play DVD's anymore?

ok, problem gone, i restored my computer back to a day when i had no problems and now its gone! woo! If someone could explain any possible reasons as to why this happened and why what i did helped, that would be greatly appreciated though

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So, I just wanted to burn a CD, and I noticed that the light on my DVD-burner is not on, and I couldn't open the tray. So, I checked if the power cord was disconnected. Was not. I thought to uninstall it and reinstall, but the first thing to catch my attention in device manager was that there was an error with, under SCSI and RAID controllers: "AP5NSJ1Z IDE controller"
Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)

Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device.

So I reinstalled it. (By just uninstalling it thru device manager, and then add hardware, but it appeared just the way it was. I also don't seem to be able to use my IDE HDDs.

There is no group in device manager that'd include the DVD-drive.

A:Solved: IDE controller not working anymore!

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My CD rom doesn't want to play any CD. The drawer opens and closes, The LED light blinks, But nothing happens! the Cd ROM shows up in 'My Computer' but when I click on it, error message "Device isn't ready" comes up. I have Windows 98. I've thought about removing the driver and rebooting but I have heard some horror stories about this, how safe is it?

[This message has been edited by Tovic (edited 12-10-2000).]


Very safe. But probably won't help.

Make a Win98 startup disk (Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, Startup Disk) and boot with it. It will tell you the drive letter assigned to your CD.

Make sure a good data CD is in the drive and at the A prompt type E: (assuming E is the CD) and then type DIR. If you get an error message, the drive has died. You can try cleaning it of course...

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i dont know whats going on in my computer. all these things pop up telling me im infected and telling me that i should download their spyware remover. plus three shortcuts installed themselves onto my computer. one is a spyware and malware remover, error fix, and privacy protector. well i just did a HJT and this is the log.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:35:59 PM, on 8/29/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16512)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\HPQ\Quick Launch Buttons\EabServr.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Ares\Ares.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqwmiex.exe
C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
C:\Program ... Read more

A:Solved: please help!!! infected with... i dont even know anymore.

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I have 2 or 3 USB flash drives which on other computers running XP or Win7 run the autorun.ini file present on the root directory and set the icon. My own desktop here does not do it, although it used to.

have value 91 for d-word NoDriveTypeAutoRun



Autoplay is of course on, but obviously its not the flash drives themselves
that are at fault here, as once inserted in other computers, autorun works fine.

I saw some old threads on this, but are closed.

Any ideas as to what else may be needed?
mary A.

A:[SOLVED] USB drives do not run autorun anymore

Re: USB drives do not run autorun anymore

I would like to have a look at the relevant entries in the Windows registry.

Step 1: Please export to text files, the contents of two registry keys:Click Start > Run
Copy and paste the following line of code in the open Run box

regedit /e C:\reg1.txt "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer"
Now click OK
Click Start > Run
Copy and paste the following line of code in the open Run box

regedit /e C:\reg2.txt "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer"
Now click OK

Step 2: Please post the contents of the two exported registry keys for us to look at:Double-click/Open My Computer and then navigate to C:\ drive
In there, you should see two files called reg1.txt and reg2.txt.
Double-click one of the files to open it with Notepad.Copy and paste the whole contents of that file in your next reply.

Repeat with the second text file, to include the contents of that file also in the same reply.

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When I go to a URL and it is in PDF all I get is an empty page with a little white box with a red x in it in the upper left have corner of the screen. I never used to have any problems getting pdf, like on google you want to see something and you have a choice of html or pdf, it won';t open the pdf now, like I said I use to open them all the time, why can't I now??

A:Solved: windows XP SP2-can't get pdf docs anymore, always used to, can someone help?

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I had my PC (athlon 2300, winXP sp2) set so I could see hidden files, just so I could know what was going on in my hard drive. As of yesterday I can't, and re-setting the see hidden files option doesn't work anymore.
Last major change I made was uninstalling Norton SystemWorks, a.k.a. ResourceHog, which was giving me a huge headache, and have been using Activescan and Kaspersky online scanners and CureIt free antivirus.

I've no clue as to why that happened, and being unable to control my own PC aggravates me to no end. Can virus o hijackers do this? Any ideas on how to restore the option?

A:Solved: Can't see hidden files anymore.

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I really need some help please, as i have never come across this problem before.

Approx about a week ago for some reason my flash drives and ipod are not correctly recognised all of a sudden through the USB connection.

When I plug them in, windows Xp makes the noise that the devices have been plugged in...but for example my flash drive does not come up with autoplay anymore, and is not seen in My Computer.

I checked the drives via computer management in device manager and my flash drives and Ipod are displayed there, but are not in disk management. Also when I safely remove the hardware they are listed there also, but I have no access to them...PLEASE HELP! they have been working for years and all of sudden just stopped!

Is this a windows issue?

thanks in advance

Hope to hear from yo soon!

A:[SOLVED] USB Devices not working anymore.HELP!

Try deleting/removing the USB controllers in Device Manager and reboot.

You might also consider updating to SP3.

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I can not use msconfig or help and support in windows XP anymore. I checked for virus and trojans and I ran sfc /scannow but had no luck. Help

A:Solved: can not use msconfig or help and support anymore

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I have win xp pro and since yesterday I cannot execute any programs. it says I don't have the necessary rights. I have the same problem in all 2 accounts (one is an administrator account). I even cannot start any programs in the control panel. the only thing i can start are the prorams in the administrative tools folder. I thought that maybe i lost the administrator right and tried to create a second administrator account but it is impossible to create it as an administrator. I'm think I'll have to reinstall the system. But then I'll have to backup my outlook xp contacts and emails. Does anybody know where these are saved? And can I import them after a reinstall or what do i have to do? It's very important.

thanks a lot and sorry for my poor English


A:[Solved] Cannot start any programs in win xp pro anymore

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I lost my cd but have the case it came in with the activation code and I dont wanna spend 150 dollars on it again or 700 dollars on 2010. Is there a website that has it?

A:Solved: Is office 2007 available anymore?

contact Microsoft

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I have a 3-4 year old desktop running W2K with two USB slots at the front. In the past when I pop my USB stick in, the computer recognises it as a new drive and I can access it via My Computer.

Recently, for no apparent reason, it no longer works. Tried the slots with another USB stick and also doesn't work. So I tried another plugging in a USB mouse in the same slots, and works perfectly fine.

So I thought the USB sticks were faulty, but when I tried them on a Mac, they work.

I've made no changes to any configuration, and nothing's been changed as far as I know.

Anyone have any ideas why?

A:Solved: USB sticks don't work anymore..

ok. try insterting the usb sticks into different ports. including the back of ur pc. scan the usb stick for any viruses.

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I noticed that one of the Moderators recommended Spyware Guard in an older thread. I then looked up a review for this product on Google and found that there hadn't been an update of it since 2004. Is there a newer version of Spyware Guard or should it be considered obsolete?

A:Solved: Does anyone use Spyware Guard anymore

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Hi guys, had to uninstal AVG, wouldn't update my 8.) trial version any more and now even 7.5 version is only free for a 30 day trial -
alternatives please????


ps>: 30 day trial

A:Solved: 20 day trial/not free AVG anymore...

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I was using mozilla firefox browser and was on Facebook today. When I clicked on a link under my notification tab everything froze up including my computer. I had to manually shut off the computer then restart it. When I could open up Firefox again I keep getting this:

Firefox can't find the server at

Check the address for typing errors such as instead of
If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network
If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure
that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.
Click to expand...

so I tried Internet Explorer and everything works fine. Because I am using my internet explorer right now. So then I tried to uninstall firefox and reinstall it and it still says the same thing. Please help me because internet explorer sucks!
Thank You very much!!!!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8157 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset, -241 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 942869 MB, Free - 741205 MB; D: Total - 10898 MB, Free - 1599 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, Eureka3
Antivirus: Internet Security Anti-Virus, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: Can't use Mozilla Firefox anymore!

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Recently my computer had been running really slow, so I thought I´d check my processes and see what they were... apparently, that wasn´t a very good idea. Not only is it running even slower, but I can no longer access any website (firefox opens but nothing happens). I also get these warnings that say I have a virus and recomend me some antivirus.
I have Nod32, ad-aware and Spybot S&D and run them frenquently. Nod32 doesn´t recognize any virus, but for how the situation is right now, I know I´m bound to have some.
Do you think you could give me a hand?
Here´s the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 21:17:56, on 22/05/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Archivos de programa\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\ekrn.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\D-Tools\daemon.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\DUE\DUESystrayCD.exe
C:\Archivos de programa\Archivos comunes\Log... Read more

A:Solved: I don´t know what´s wrong anymore

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I am having a problem with my IE6 for the past month or 2.

Certain sites seem to crash my IE6.

One site where it happens is If I go there, and on the category menu I click "Cases and External Enclosues" and then I click on "External Enclosures" in the next submenu, my IE6 crashes. By "crashes", I mean that I get the popup window that says...

"Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close." yadda, yadda, yadda,...

where my option are to click a button that allows me to send an error report to the author of the program (in this case Microsoft) or not to send the error report. When I click on my option (whichever one), the browser then closes.

The error report contains the following info...

AppName: iexplore.exe
AppVer: 6.0.2900.2180
ModName: kernel32.dll
ModVer: 5.1.2600.2945
Offset: 00012a5b

This happens about 90% of the time when I try it. It happens on some other sites, but not as often.

This problem is not site-specific as it happens on many sites. It even happened on!

So far, I...

- Ran a virus check and spyware check with my TrendMicro PC-Cillin 2006.
- Ran Spybot S&D
- Ran Ad-Aware
- Ran MS Defender

All programs above are up to date. None have turned up any viruses, spyware, adware or any other malware.

I have...

- WinXP Pro SP2 (all up to date)
- IE6 (all up to date as far as I can tell)
- TrendMicro 2006 with real-time virus scanning ON

Here is my HijackThis l... Read more

A:Solved: My IE6 crashes fairly frequently anymore

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Hi, we have both a desktop computer and 2 laptops connected to the internet via wireless. The internet connection on the desktop has been funny since we put it on wireless, sometimes working sometimes not. Yesterday afternoon the desktop lost the internet connection altogether and is saying its not connected to the internet. We know the internet is working as the laptops are fine. We have tried rebooting the router and that didn't work and also have taken the internet cable from the router and put it directly into the desktop but the computer still says it isn't connected. The only anti-virus on the computer is a few years old but it still scanned and came up negative for viruses. As i said it is an old version but we can't get one off the internet as it won't connect. Not sure what else to do, please help!

A:Solved: Desktop won't connect to internet anymore

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Hey people, new member here. Anyway.

I need to restore my computer to an earlier date, but when i tried to find the system restore, it was not there. First i went to start, all programs, accessories, and system tools. When i saw that it was not there, i entered the run command for it. When i did that, i got the same message you would get if you enter an invalid command. After that didn't work, i entered "msconfig" in the run box, and then once the system configuration utility appeared, i went to the tools tab and highlighted System Restore, and clicked Launch. But then a window popped up saying the following: "The system cannot find the file specified".

I am about 75-85% sure that the rstrui.exe file was deleted by one of the young ones fiddling around inside the system folders. What i do not know is how to get it back. I remember one time when the windows sound recorder executable file had gotten deleted, i just downloaded it from the internet, put it in the right spot and it was fixed. I can't seem to do that with the system restore executable file. Any ideas on how i can fix this?


A:Solved: I cannot perform system restore anymore!

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Hi, after doing a clean install of windows 7 pro im no longer able to map my nas drive.
I can login to the admin page though using its ip
i have tried alsorts, my laptop can still map it and i can access the files from it without any problems.
hope someone can help my with this?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6135 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470, 1280 Mb
Hard Drives: C:
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P6X58D-E
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Disabled

A:Solved: NAS drive not visible to my desktop anymore

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This problem is driving me crazy, but I'm not sure if anyone can help.

I've got a wireless network setup in my apartment. One desktop, hardwired to a wireless router and hardwired to a printer. Two laptops, both connected to the wireless network for internet and printing.

It has been working fine for over a year now. No glitches.

But about a week ago, one laptop stopped being able to print. It is still connected to the network for internet, but it won't print.

The other laptop is printing fine, so it shouldn't be a network problem.

The desktop is printing fine too.

I've tried disabling the firewall on both the laptop and the desktop. Nothing.

When I try to print from Firefox, I get the following message:
Printing failed when starting the document.

When I try to print from Word, I get:
Windows cannot print due to a problem with the current printer setup.
Try one of the following:
Check the printer by printing a test page from windows.
Make sure the printer is turned on and online.
Reinstall the printer driver.

When I try to print from Notepad, I get:
The RPC server is unavailable.

And finally, when I go to "Printers and Faxes" in the Control Panel, right click on the printer and choose "Sharing", I get:
Printer properties cannot be displayed. The print spooler service is not running.

Can anyone point me in the right direction on what I should check next? I work at home and this is KILLING my productivity. I guess my nex... Read more

A:Solved: Can't print anymore over wireless network

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One computer in our office will not open emailed pdf attachments. I have tried reestablishing the file link with the pdf file extention with adobe reader 9. I thought that would take care of the problem but it didn't. After restarting the computer the first emailed pdf, but after that the open or save never finishes. Do you have any ideas? Thanks.

A:[SOLVED] Can't open emailed PDFs anymore

Does it happen only with emailed PDF documents? I mean those already in your computer can be opened without issues?

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I've been trying to find a solution to this problem for a long time now, but so far nothing has worked. Here is my story:

I have 2 computers. 1 Desktop and 1 Laptop. I have been getting internet on my desktop through a bridge connection via my laptop, which is connected to our modem wirelessly. We have been using Qwest as our internet provider. We just recently upgraded to a 12mb connection. In doing so, we had to set up a new modem. The setup went smooth, and every other computer can connect to it just fine, including my laptop. But here is where the problem lies.
So my laptop is connected to the modem (we don't have a router), and my desktop is still connected to my laptop via bridge connection. On my laptop's side, the Wireless Network Connection, Local Area Connection 2 (my desktop), and Network Bridge are all working just fine. However, on my desktop's side, "Local Area Connection" is marked as "Unidentified Network".
I found this site through searching something on google and found someone that seemed to have the exact same problem. I read through it all and tried all the suggestions he was given. For him, his problem was fixed. For me, the same problem still exists. Here is the link to the thread -

I have tried uninstalling the ethernet drivers and restarting my computer and i have tried those commands in CMD for the resets and restarted my c... Read more

A:Solved: Bridge connection not working anymore

For the laptop and desktop ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following commands:

nbtstat -n


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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even if i disable all security features ZA won't let me on line. it worked fine at first. same with sp2 exept it only works a few times then won't let me on line. can i fix ZA i really liked it. also if i can that may unravel the long mystery of why sp2 won't work for me. pc has enough memory etc.
thanks rob

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Something happened... Not sure what caused it. 1 of three possibilities. At the risk of writing a book I'll provide as much info as possible to assit in a diagnosis. OS is Windows 2000 Server, SP4, running AD, DNS and DHCP, with a DSL Router appx 18 clients. Running Raid 5, 3 18 Gb SCSI’s, Virtual Disk, C Drive is 4 Gb, D Drive has balance at about 40 GB, Server is at, gateway, other IP’s the server used to answer on were .102 and .103 Why, not sure I didn’t dig that deep. Machines cannot ping the server or the gateway anymore and obiously no Internet.
Here's some of the errors I’m getting in the event log:
1) The DNS server was unable to complete directory service enumeration of zone .. This DNS server is configured to use information obtained from Active Directory for this zone and is unable to load the zone without it. Check that the Active Directory is functioning properly and repeat enumeration of the zone.
2) The DHCP/BINL service has determined that it is not authorized to service clients on this network for the Windows domain…
3) The master browser has received a server announcement from the computer XP-JEFF-HYG that believes that it is the master browser for the domain on transport NetBT_Tcpip_{C1B9631F-DFB8-41. The master browser is stopping or an election is being forced

4) WMI ADAP was unable to create object index 2050 for Performance Library InetInfo because no value was found in the 009 subkey, also have same error ... Read more

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Hey, everyone. I'm having an issue that happened so suddenly I don't know what to make of it.

Basically tonight I was in Safe Mode running all my typical monthly Malwarebytes/Superantispyware checks. I went to run RKill first, and it froze my computer (again, while in safe mode) I waited and couldn't get anything to respond. Had to shut off my computer and start it up again.

Well now when I press F8 to access Safe Mode again, instead I go straight to the black screen that usually follows after selecting Safe Mode. The black screen that says, "Please select the operating system to start: Windows XP Media Center Edition". And if I don't click it within in a couple seconds, it just selects it automatically and starts up. I've restarted and tried with the F8 several times, and it won't give me the option for Safe Mode anymore. What happened?

So far everything starts up normally *knocks on wood* but I'm confused why I'm no longer given the option for Safe Mode?

Also, if anyone is wondering why I go into Safe Mode to do my "clean up" with my malware/spyware cleaners, it's just basically because I find that everything runs faster, including RKill. In normal mode RKill is so slow it won't usually run or it freezes everything while trying to run. In Safe Mode none of these things happen. The computer is a fairly old model (2008 or so) so it's been running very slow and odd the last 6 months or so.

If anyo... Read more

A:Solved: Can't access Safe Mode anymore?

Oh jeez. Solved that one myself...I just pressed enter and then F8 really fast again!

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Since upgrading from XP to Vista last year my Toshiba laptop doesn't recognize my CD/DVD drive. I was warned it wasn't compatible with Vista when I did the install, and I never bothered to remedy this until now. Device manager says I already have the most current drivers installed...but when I insert a CD or DVD it says "Please insert DVD" instead of showing the contents. Please advise...

A:Solved: CD/DVD drive doesn't work anymore

How did you solve this?

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