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Control A combination doesn't work (Games and select all)

Q: Control A combination doesn't work (Games and select all)

I recently noticed that my ctrl+a doesn't work. All the other ctrl combinations do! Ctrl+a doesnt allow me to "select all" while word processing or use this combination in games (first person shooters).

I have a logitech G15 and other keyboards and they all dont allow me to use ctrl+a. I have tried different versions of keyboard drivers for my G15 and without. I plugged the keyboard into another W7 and it works

Im assuming this is an issue with my OS now.

I know reinstalling windows is a option but want that to be the last resort as i only reformatted last month(i think it only started occurring when i reformatted)

EDIT: I have fixed my issue - it turns out my user account was corrupted, so I had to make a new one and copy all my documents folder over!

A: Control A combination doesn't work (Games and select all)

Hi richyo and welcome to Seven Forums.

Glad it is fixed for you. If you computer is corrupt maybe you should run the sfc /scannow command here is how: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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If I try to use the Ctrl-Click action on web pages that allow you to select multiple items in a list box, a new ie session opens (to my home page) instead of allowing me to make multiple selections. This happens with ALL web pages that have multiple select boxes. It only happens on my desktop (XP with i.e 7), and not on other computers in my house with ie7.
- I tried disabling ALL active X controls and add-ins. Still didn't work.
Any ideas please? (It's maddening!!)

A:Control-Click doesn't work with multiple select lists-it opens a new ie page instead

One thing you may want to check is the control panel/accessibility options and make sure nothing is checked in there. Sometimes the accessibility settings for the keyboard will play havoc with what you think should be happening with keys.

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I can't use my Control with any other key to copy, cut, paste, or
bring up task manager.

Help please and thanks, Mary

Here is my hijackthis text file.

A:Control/C Control/V control/alter/delete doesn't work

Mary, keyboard problems are not invariably software or malware-related. First things first - what OS are you talking about ? XP, Win 7, Win 8 or what? What type of keyboard is it? PS2, USB or wireless?

Disconnect it and reconnect it a few times, reboot and try again. Turn the keyboard upside down, placing one end on the edge of a thick book, and thump a few times on the back with your hand. Sweep the crud onto the carpet.....

Is it just a keyboard hardware problem, and if so which keys? tells you a lot of key combinations with ctrl and shift and alt. Tell us if any or none work?

Open a document and try typing a bit of text. Do all the characters work?

If it appears the keyboard is faulty, can you borrow another to test?

Quite often, keyboard problems are down to wireless problems: and can often be solved by re-installing the keyboard driver.

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When right-clicking on files I notice that it only selects them (that is, brings up the context menu I'd expect for the thing I tried to click) when I actually click on the text of the filename or the preview/icon itself, and not just the surrounding area. For example, when I mouse over something in details view, it highlights the entire row, but if I right-click on the whitespace instead of the text itself, it just opens the context menu for the folder itself.

Anyone know how to change this behavior so the highlighted item's context menu shows up or is this just how 7 operates? It's certainly confusing user behavior...

A:Right-click to select doesn't seem to work right

Hello TrueDis, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, in Windows 7 and Vista you would need to right click on the actual file or item that you want to see the context menu of. There is no way to change this that I am aware of.

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Pressing ?Ctrl+A? on the keyboard to ?select all? doesn?t work,

I?m wondering why the ?Ctrl+A? doesn?t work and all the files are not selected.

What might be the issue?

Which settings should I change to let it work back as regular?

Thank you



A:Pressing “Ctrl+A” on the keyboard to “select all” doesn’t work,

Welcome to Seven Forums Jamal. What kind of PC is it, a Desktop or a laptop, or?

System Info - See Your System Specs

It may be important to know. Does Ctrl+A not work only in cartain programs, etc. or not at all? If a laptop, try pressing alt+ctrl+fn

A Guy

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We use Chrome browser and XP on a laptop and a PC. The PC is OK but in the laptop when we want to email something in Yahoo to multiple recipients, the Control+Click or Shift+Click doesn't work in the CC or BCC menu.

Any solution please?
Thank you!

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Help! See the title.

I'm going mad because I can't listen to music! I've tried three different mediaplayers (Windows Media Player, VLC & QuickTime) and all three just don't work! WMP won't even play the files, VLC will (in .avi-case even with picture!) but there won't be sound :/. Same for QuickTime,...

Now, the weird thing is that I can play games without a problem and the sound's still there! Hell, even sounds made by Windows -- I hear 'em! YouTube works too!

I'm concerned there might be something wrong in the registry,... (I use Eusing Free Registry Cleaner/Defrag regularly, I guess something was bound to go wrong,...)

Please, help? :(

(Windows 7, btw.)

A:Sound DOESN'T work while playing .mp3/.avi - DOES work with games/YT

Apparently I made a mistake,... Sound in games doesn't work* System sounds and YouTube do, though.

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I can never get into control panel. I get an error message that looks like this:

AppName: explorer.exe AppVer: 6.0.2800.1106 ModName: unknown
ModVer: Offset: c0002fad

and it says that they will send this directory:


I have included a HJT log that my help. THanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:00:27 PM, on 4/28/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic 4\PopupStopper.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Allen\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\4HCR0RO3\hijackthis[1]\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A... Read more

A:Please help me out, control panel doesn't work, HJT log, etc.

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Hello i have strange problem, my hp remote not work on windows 7. After 2 years i preinstall from vista home preimum to win7 ultimate. My laptop is hp pavilion dv7-1023cl
and i have all windows 7 x64 drivers, and all hp services running on automatic mode, HID also. I try many many times to set up IR to receive signal from remote, but i no have success. This is information from back side on remote:
3139 228 53391
HP SPS: 464793-001

P.S: I hope to help if it is possible that this problem be solved.

A:Remote Control Doesn't Work in Win-7

ok i think you possibly need the drivers for your remote, after a long search i came up with this,

HP Support & Drivers | United States

select the detect your product and it will scan your machine and tell you what drivers and software are available ,

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most of the softwares(or what it's called) in control panel doesn't work

when i click on control panel, it works

but after that add or remove, add a hardware, most of them doesn't work

why's that?? can you help me?


A:My Control Panel Doesn't Work

What error does it give if any?
Which ones do not work?
Have you disabled any services or anything in msconfig lately?
If they were working before have you tried to do a System Restore?

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When I try to use the C-A-D command nothing shows up. I have tried right clicking the task bar and then clicking task manager but that doesn't work either. It opens in safe mode but not in regular startup. I have also tried opening regedit but i get an error that says: " C:\WINDOWS/system32\ The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction. CS: 0ddc IP: 00b7 OP:65 63 69 66 79 Choose 'Close' to terminate the application. I have attached the hijack this log. let me know if there is any thing that shouldn't be here. thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:40:11 PM, on 09/11/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Active Monitor\imontray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\DIGStream\digstream.exe
C:\Program Files\winupdates\winupdates.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system3... Read more

A:Control-Alt-Delete doesn't work

Hi and Welcome
It may help you if you print out or copy this page for easy reference.. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order its listed..These instructions only apply to HJT v1.99.1

Please Keep your browser and all open programs closed (except firewalls and antivirus) when you are carrying out the fixes..

Download any of the required programs before attempting to start any of the fixes.

Please do NOT run Hijack This in a TEMPorary folder or on the Desktop. I recommend c:/program files/HJT/

Turn off System Restore instructions (WinXP)
Rightclick My Computer | Properties | System Restore | check ?Turn off System Restore?, <Apply>, <OK>. Reboot. When we have confirmed that your log file is clean, you may renable System Restore and create a new restore point.

To show hidden files instructions (WinXP)
Doubleclick My Computer | Tools | Folder Options | View tab
Select Show Hidden Files and Folders
Uncheck Hide extensions for known file types
Uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
Select Apply to All Folders | Yes | Apply | OK

If you hav'nt already done so,download and run Adaware,SpyBot (check for updates) for a preliminary cleanup first.Some files below may not be present after running the above programs.Full instructions below.

How to setup Ad-Aware

Download Ad-Aware
Save aawsepersonal.exe into ... Read more

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i have my hp dv2415nr with windows 7 but my hp control doesn,t work how can i install my control any ideas?? i have my wireless assistant on wath else can i do to make it work?

A:hp dv2415nr control doesn,t work help

HP tends to supply installation instructions for their products--both on paper and on their web site.

Mind explaining what your "hp control" is?

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I'm running Windows XP SP2 and I have all my sound drivers installed (I can get sound just fine in every app), but I can't control the main volume in the Volume Control. I can adjust the volume with the Wave slider, but the main one doesn't do anything, including mute. Individual applications' volume controls work fine too, just not the main Windows one. It wouldn't be a problem, but it might be the reason why I'm not getting any volume on the Stereo Mix recording option. I just finished a clean install of XP (for a different reason) and it wasn't working before, either. Any ideas?

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Well I dont know what caused this but I can open the control panel but when I click on something eg. "uninstall a program" or "change the theme" there comes a message saying windows explorer has stopped working, thus restarting explorer.exe

I'm running windows 7 professional 32 bit.

Edit: it also crashes when I reopen the control panel when the control panel is already open.

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Not sure if ths belongs here or in the security thread??

I could swear I've seen similar problems on this forum, but I did a search and didn't come up with anything.

3Ghz Pentium 4 512 MB of RAM running XP Pro. Last night a user on this PC installed MS updates, by logging off via the "install updates and shut down" option. When she came in this morning, the PC didn't respond to control + alt + delete. She asked me for help in logging on. I clicked on the help link in the control alt delet prompt, and the password prompt came up!?

The MS update button(at the bottom right corner of the screen - not sure what this is called) on her login still had the exclamation point on it, so I clicked on it to install the updates again. It installed and prompted for a restart. So I clicked on the restart now option. Nothing happened. I went to Start->shutdown, and nothing happened. I hit control alt delete, and nothing happened.

Ran spyware checks via spybot and ad-aware and they only turned up cookies. I am in the process of running a virus check right now.

My userid on the same computer has no problems. When I hit control alt delete, I get the standard prompt.

A:Solved: Control Alt Delete Doesn't Work

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I'm running Microsoft professional, Internet Explorer and have a Google toolbar.

All attempts to add software are blocked and the add remove feature in the control panel won't open. For example, I can't update my old version of Itunes because the popup for the update gets blocked. I know about the popup blocker in the Google toolbar, and how to handle that, that isn't the problem. In Internet Options, the security setting is at medium and under the advanced tab I reset all options to default.

A:Add Remove In Control Panel Doesn't Work

What version of IE are you using?

What other security programs do you have on the computer? It's possible that one of them is blocking the pop-ups.

Orange Blossom

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I installed windows 10 and i like it very much, except for one thing; i can't adjust my windows volume.
I had this problem before with previous windows but i could fix this to right click on the volume icon right below the the task bar and press playback devices. Here you swa to devices speakers what was set as default en digital output. nothing's change there very much but before i could fix the problem trought set the digital output device as default, but now nothing changed. I tryd to disableing the other devices i tryd to update the drivers, i cant change any thing in the driver settings what can help me.

I can adjust the volume at youtube its just the volume of windows i cant eather mute it.
i'm sorry for my bad english i hope i'm clearly enough and hope some one can help me.


A:Windows 10 volume control doesn't work

my solution:

CTRL+ALT+DEL, restart Windows Explorer

I have this problem when my computer comes back from sleep

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The two sites entered in the boxes are the ones I've tried to test the feature with, but both are not being blocked.

Can someone see anything I've done wrong?

I have tried emptying the cache and rebooting the computer and router, but still the pages just refuse to be blocked.

What's happening??? Advice would be appreciated.

A:Why doesn't my dir-300 router's parental control work?

hum; did you try just the domain name without the http:// ?
also try without the trailing / after the domain name

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Since upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit I can't turn the volume all the way down by using the volume control at the front of the notebook. Worked fine under Vista 32 bit.
The volume control still works but no matter how far I wind it to the left there is still sound coming from the speakers.

Any help appreciated.


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As far as I know volume control in the past was mechanical but now it works on different way and it is controlled by specific tool/utility.
To be honest Tecra P5 is not known to me but obviously it is Australian notebook model and according to Australian support page this notebook model is not supported for Windows 7.

That doesn?t mean you cannot use it but this means there is not software package designed for Windows 7 that can be installed so I think there is no much you can do about it.

I know it is annoying but for volume control you can use Windows option placed in task bar.

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What programme are you using apply to?
Can you provide a path so someone can look at the panel?

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@accordeoniste Try these. REO

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A:My computer and Control panel icons doesn't work?

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Sounds like you may have a virus.

If you can, boot into Safe Mode with Networking and run a full virus scan.

Malwarebytes is an excellent choice for this job and you can download it here: Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download

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I have a Dell Latitude D830 Laptop

I recently replaced my hard drive (sATA) with a fresh one, loaded with Windows Vista. Before even using anything in Vista, I immediately upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate, without a hitch.

However, I seem to have lost the ability to select all using CTRL+a; it simply does nothing. Everything else works (ctrl+s, ctrl+x, ctrl+v, ctrl+c).

I cannot remember if it worked for the brief time I had Vista installed before upgrading to 7; it was a relatively short amount of time (like 20-30 minutes), so I don't know if I used CTRL+A then or not.

Any reasons why it won't work anymore, or how I can fix it?

A:My [CTRL]+A "select all" keyboard shortcut doesn't work

Press Control + Windows Key + Alt simultaneously and all will be restored.

This info was culled from an arcane help manual at my disposal. YMMV

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A:Keyboard doesn't work with games.

Forum rules do not allow any q's on Emus, as they are generally a pirate device (see forum rules). It sounds like this has made a mess of settings, but as we cant discuss emus, cant help with the prob, sorry.

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A:Control Panel Backup & Restore link doesn't work

Have you run
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Either there is a problem in the windows file structure which sfc will check for, or a service the feature depends on has been disabled.
That's about the only two scenarios I can come up with.

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hi ,
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Pls note the audio drivers(realtek alc650) are properly installed. I have spent more than a day downloading and reinstalling the drivers and googling to find out the issue. But still in vain. Now i want to try reinstalling XP, but my disks r missing , so i need to give a try in this forum. Pls help.

A:Sound doesn't work (Realtek ac650) and control panel

Look in device manager if the sound device is enabled. If you don't see it, you might need to enable it in bios.

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I am hoping someone on this forum can help me. I have a Thinkpad X60s, about a year old and I am running XP. Randomly my computer becomes sluggish so I try closing programs. I then figure out that one program is frozen (come to think of it, that program may always be IE) and I can't close it. I then try to warm boot with ALT CONTROL DELETE but it doesn't work. In fact, instead of getting the task manager, my screen saver comes up without any icons on my desktop. I have no cursor and can't do anything but unplug or take out battery and manually crash the computer. It then will start normally though it takes longer for the icons to appear.

I regularly download both IBM and Windows updates, I defrag regularly, do virus scans etc using Norton 360. I also have run Think Pad Productivity Center maintenance tasks.

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Any help out there? I am frustrated and IBM has not been able to help, except by telling me to change the hard drive or send it to them.

A:Freeze,alt control delete doesn't work, lose all icons

Yes I think this is a hard drive issue too. Check to see how much space you have left on it. Go to My computer and right-click on the C drive icon. Click Properties... Also, you might consider checking the hard drive with a utility like Seatools from Seagate. IBM notebook drives are noted for their high failure rates...

Back up your important data please, ASAP

Good luck

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Have you tried other types of JAVA? As in Sun JAVA and others

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edit: the problem is in Windows - remote control does not work neither with another cell phone. It has Bluetooth Stack for Windows by Toshiba.

A:BT problem: Win7~cell phone-remote control doesn't work

Thx, I have already solved that - In BT settings an option of creating HID was hidden, it offered just dial up networking.

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Hi, I had some issues with a HDD around this time last year, so I replaced it with a new western digital HDD. I wasn't able to back anything up, so I cloned it instead.

turns out I installed the incorrect driver for my video card and suffered from the BSOD syndrome....

well, I finally got that sorted out, ( I think ) and now I am trying relentlessly to get catalyst pro control center to work properly. Ive read numerous places online that involves editing the Assembly folder, but I have no such keys in there.

when I try and run CCC, it tells me that I am unable to run as I wouldn't be able to change any settings within the app basically. Ive tried uninstalling, installing. trying ATI opposed to AMD- to no anvil.

I know for a fact that I had CCC on this pc, but it almost seems impossible to get up and running, I am very desperate to get this up and running.

thanx in advance

A:Catalyst Control Center doesn't work after I installed the wrong driver

Hhhmmmm... let's take a look

List any Problem devices

Make sure devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so
Generate and attach a DirectX report

Click Start->Run, enter dxdiag and click OK
===> If you?re running 32 bit Windows, dxdiag will launch on its own
===> If you?re running 64 bit Windows, you?ll see 64-bit DxDiag. Click it to launch the 64-bit version of dxdiag
Notice progress in lower left window corner
When done, click Save Information button and save as a text file to your Desktop
Attach it to your next post by clicking the Upload a File button


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I use Windows Firewall, and I have manually added those to Windows Firewall, but Java still doesn't work;

This is what happens when I try to load Java games and stuff like that, and I've also tried to view the Java Console in my Firefox, but it wont work. I click Tools > Java Console > nothing happens.

I hope I've provided enough information for you guys to help me, if I didn't, let me know and I will. Thanks!

EDIT: Oh and my OS is 64-bit.

A:Java doesn't work, can't play games like RuneScape.

Check your firewall settings, security programs and Firefox addons to see if any of them are blocking scripts.

Go to Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > Security tab and set the slider to medium-high. Click the Privacy tab, click the Popup Blocker Settings button and set the Blocking Level to medium.

Do you get a popup window like the one in the screenshot below?

Click the Run button and the game should start.

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Hi. I have a wireless belkin router which my xbox uses to obtain a wireless signal. I have altered the DMZ settings and enabled UPnP so I have open Nat. Unfortunately in CoD5 and 4 I am getting a connection interrupted sign 2-3 times a game. Each of these lasts for about 3-5 seconds. But on games without a dedicated server instead of connection interrupted I get booted from the match. As you can imagine this is very frustrating and completely ruins some games for me.

If it matters I believe the internet is run to my wireless router and then to my modem and into my main computer. two other computers and my xbox are connected wirelessly to my router.

It is also not a problem of IP's changing because I have the settings on my router to were it "leases" a IP to a certain Mac adress indefinetly.

Also I tried port forwarding and my games still got connection interupted.

I believe I have done all I can with the router so It might be my firewall. I use Kapernsky security instead of windows firewall.

Please help!

A:My Xbox live doesn't work on games without dedicated servers.

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Hercules Gamesurround Muse XL soundcard, windows 98 1st edition, PIII 800mhz, 512mb ram.

-The sound doesn't work properly, for example, played some games like hitman and mafia, and you cannot hear the gunshots or voices properly. Tried updating the drivers, and even got a new version of Gamesurround soundcard. But still didn't work.

Could it be direct X? Installed latest direct x too, still problems

A:soundcard doesn't work properly, while playing video games on pc

I have a Muse XL and had problems with Hercules driver for the card, I switched to the generic chipset drivers for the 8738 chip on the muse XL and found that the work better than the makers. You can find them here.

Also, check out the mixer in the generic drivers, you'll find a microphone booster and a few things that didn't come with the Muse's drivers from hercules for some reason...

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Ok so my internet works fin online... But when ever i try to play/join servers online i can't connect. It's super weird. The games I try to connect to are Battlefield 4, leauge of Legends, NBA 2k15, and Minecraft. All these game will be disconnected from internet. I'm using a wirless network and the adapor is a NETGEAR A6210 and yes, the drivers are up to date. Anyone have a fix. I would really be happy if anyone could figure it out. Thx !

A:HELP! Internet can browse but when playing online games it doesn't work!

Did you check the network settings in the game? Also check you firewall, it could be blocking the games access to the internet.

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

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

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

Welcome to TSF.

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

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

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

Viewpoint Media Player

Delete the folder:

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

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


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

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


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

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

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Hi , at the moment i have my pc connected to my laptop with an ethernet just for the net, and my brother has a wireless card for his pc on the other side of the house. We wanna play a couple of games together from room to room , but i dont have another wireless card for my pc , nor a long enough ethernet cable to get from room to room, and we would much prefer it to be wireless. is there anyway of my pc connecting to his pc , through my laptops wireless and his wireless card , but i will be playing on my pc, bridged to my laptop.

A:Networking combination , for lanning some games.

If you're using the same router, you're already connected.

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On two P300 laptops, we have a problem that the fn+f5 combination doesn't change the monitor layout.

If you press fn+f5 you see the bar where the different modes are displayed, but if you release the layout stays the same (laptop as single monitor)

Thanks, kind regards,


A:Satellite Pro P300 - Fn+f5 combination doesn't change the monitor

Sorry for the two post after eachother. I just want to give some extra information:

I reinstalled the hotkey driver, the controls driver and the ATI catalyst controller.
Then I uninstalled the catalyst controller because I thought the catalyst hotkeys were conflicting with the hotkeys from Toshiba.

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Could I also use an Intel Pentium 4 processor Prescott

2.8E GHz 800MHz FSB socket 478 with the Intel D865GBF motherboard?

A:Could this combination work?

does the board support socket 478 processors?? If it is then it should work, see no real problem. Just make sure you get something like pc3200 ram. Im at work the now or id stick it through google.

Try a search for the socket type of the board if you cant find anything on it.

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I'm looking to buy a computer and put 4 GB of ram in it and a video card also. Problem is I don't want to buy all this stuff to find out it is not compatable. So, if someone with more computer tech knowledge could help me out, I would very much appreciate it.

The computer --

Video Card --

And for memory, anything that is 2 sticks of 2 GB each, I would probably want to buy it from tigerdirect being that I'm going to get the video card from there and maybe I could save on shipping.

Link to tigerdirects memory page...

Thanks in advance.

A:Combination Work?

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Pasting in contextual information from another post. ~ OBconflicker.Bi!nf worm keeps reappearing, windows defender monitor stops working, slow computer, windows search protocol windows pop up, Malware, virusPop up windows keep appearing "Windows search protocol host stopped working and was closed" Itunes occassionally doesn't work, Media Sync doesn't work. Hard Drive keeps working in the background. Windows Defender no longer monitors the running programs.End of added information. ~ OBLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 8:46:00 AM, on 1/11/2010Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18349)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\Digital Media Reader\readericon45G.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\IntelDH\CCU\CCU_TrayIcon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\IntelDH\NMS\Support\IntelHCTAgent.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exeC:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Windows\sttray.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

A:microsoft windows search protocol host stopped, slow, firefox doesn't work, itunes doesn't work

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

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I have a problem. I have adjourned the bios of the pc acer aspire M1641 and when I have restarted the pc tuneup utilities it signals me this problem:

the peripheral "Nvidia port io control driver" doesn't correctly work

Do you know as solution for this?

A:"Nvidia port io control driver" doesn't correctly work

Did you find a solution to this problem? TuneUp Utilities report on an identical problem on my win7 system

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hi, I know there are many in the forum who have the same problem as mine. 
my computer was running fine last friday. I tried to start it on saturday, it says it can't startup and need to repair startup. I did run the repair but still can't startup. I tried to use system restore to earlier dates, it still can't startup. The computer has trojan virus before and I tried the anti-malware from internet to kill them. seems that it create more problem for my PC. I have some important files in the computer that I wish I have archived. 
wonder if any one can help. thx in advance.

A:can't start up computer-window7, repair doesn't work, restore doesn't work

I'll report this topic to appropriate helpers.
Hold on there...

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Help my windows 7 laptop just keeps rebooting and i cant get to safe mode or recovery what should i do ?

A:system recovery doesn't work and safe mode doesn't work and just keeps reboting

System manufacturer and model?

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Recently, I noticed that in some games that I was playing, keys like enter or tab were not working.
However, if I pressed those keys while in combination with others, in particular shift or the win key, they worked. 
e.g. tab is set to open my inventory in Skyrim.
    I press tab and nothing happens. I press win+tab and my inventory appears.
I have a Logitech G19 Keyboard. 
Can someone help me?\
Thank you in advance.

A:USB Keyboard Keys not working while in-game. Only work in combination.

Do you have the Logitech software installed?

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Control A opens search box in top right, does not select all (or any) files in My Computer and Windows Explorer. Instead it searches. It does something (Puts a rectangle on all A s) to the view with multiple small rectangles. Therefore I am unable to select all files.

I'll greatly appreciate advice.

A:Control A searches and does not select all

Boot to Safe Mode and try it there. If it works then something is starting in a normal boot that is usurping that function, try this: How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, or Windows Vista

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I can not do these things in Windows 7, I opened my pictures folder in paint, and I can't select multiple files by holding control and selecting them one a time. I also do not know how to select them all, as there is no edit menu

I'm told what I need to do is press and hold control with each file I click, this doesn't work, nor does holding the alt key, like this thread suggests

"Ctrl" not working to select multiple files?

Also, I'm told I need to use the home ribbon in windows 7 to select all files/folders in a directory what is the home ribbon?

Tonight I need to reinstall windows and need to move some files to external hard drive to back them up. So, I might need to copy them one a time, which I'll do, just it would be nice to know why I can't do this anymore.

A:edit select all and control clicking

Check out this tutorial
How to Back Up Documents and Photos in Windows 7 - For Dummies


Open your pictures folder in Windows Explorer, Not Paint

Once you have the folder open.

Use the Ctrl key and the A key
This will highlight all files in that folder.
Then use Ctrl-C to copy the files to the clipboard

Then go to your external harddrive, also from windows Explorer
Then create a folder, call it pictures or images
Go into that folder and do a Ctrl-V

That will paste all the files from your pictures folder to the new one on the external drive.

Do the same for your Documents Folder

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my computer recently stopped letting me use the control or shift keys in conjunction with a left mouse click to select groups of files or folders. I am using XP pro on an Athlon 1800xp with 512mb Ram and a wireless LG kybd and mouse. I don't have spare batteries to try out right now but they were replaced one month ago so I don't think that's the issue. The keyboard and mouse are working fine for everything else. Any way a setting or registry entry could be responsible for this?

A:Can't select groups with control or shift...

Updated your virus definition and do a full system scan.

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I am trying to use my CD-ROM drive and it doesn't work here are the list of things I have tried

Uninstalled and reinstalled the cd-rom driver it is a Matbleepa UJ-840D CD-ROM/DVD/CD-RW in my HP laptop (Didn't work)

Read stuff about code 39 and removed in the registry edit screen Upperfilters, Upperfilters.bak, Lowerfilters, Lowerfilters.bak and rebooted (Didn't work)

Removed itunes from computer (didn't solve the issue with cd-rom player)

Went back to a system restore point that was before the last time I used the CD-rom player and it worked and that (didn't work as well)

Read a lot of different posts about code 39 and nothing is given after the above steps are taken if it still won't work except to reformat which I would prefer not to do.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:CD-ROM doesn't work, code 39 error, tried many things still doesn't work

1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.or...2. Delete Upper & Lower Filters computer.or...3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patchDouble click on to unzip it.Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.Accept registry merge.Restart computer.or...4. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.You'll see two items:- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.

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I have an Excel (2010) spreadsheet that has about 30 tabs. I want to create a table of contents tab at the beginning that will have multiple form controls that people can click on to quickly reference portions of other worksheets.My code is:

Sub GTInst()
Application.Goto (ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Inst").Range("Y96"))
End Sub

When I reference cell A1 in each worksheet, it works fine. But I have data that goes between O56:Y96 and would like to have the control jump right to that data without people having to move around the screen to see all the data. The code above works fine for my computer but when I asked a colleague to try the jump wouldn't center the data correctly. The cursor would end on O56, but the screen showed rows O35:Y76 or something similar. Anyone know why or is there an easier way to do this?

A:Form Control to select Portion of Spreadsheet


If you use


Sub GTInst()
Application.Goto (ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Inst").Range("O56:Y96"))
End Sub

will select that whole area

or else you would have to always goto to the bottom right cell of the area for it to appear on screen.


Sub GTInst()
Application.Goto (ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Inst").Range("Y96"))
End Sub

Another option is to hide all the rows and columns except for that area but you would need a reset button to unhide all when finished

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I?m running Version 2002 WindowsXP Pro SP3. Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GIG RAM. All updates are current. Every time I click on control panel windows crashes. I get the error message windows explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. As soon as I click on send or don?t send for the error report the task bar and all my desk top icons disappear or refresh. When the task bar returns it?s missing one or two of the icons. SoundBlaster volume control icon is always missing. When I check event viewer, under applications, the error message is always the same faulting application explorer.exe at module ntdll.dll. I?ve gone through all my programs and uninstalled all the ones I no longer use. I?ve cleaned all my temp files and junk files. I don?t believe it?s being caused by spyware or malware. I?m careful and I?m running a good anti-spyware, webroot. This is what I?ve tried so far; I tried system restore but it doesn?t go back far enough. I?ve had this problem for almost a year but it was random and then only when I clicked on a task after control panel. Under Performance-Data execution prevention, I have windows and windows services only checked. I tried disabling all the services under msconfig but it still crashes. I?ve run check disk twice and I?ve run sfc /scannow twice with no luck. I?ve searched online and Microsoft support and finding someone else with the same problem is easy however no one seems to have a solution for this problem. One other thing I?ve noticed while sear... Read more

A:Windows explorer crashes when I select control panel

Hi -If this is not moved to another area of the forum - Here is one idea -Have you run any anti Malware programs as well as your VIPRE (Webroot Antivirus)-You can install the latest free version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from hereIt may pay to download Malwarebytes and scan with that - You will need to also perform these tasks when running Malwarebytes -For those using VIPRE PREMIUM and having problems with V1.46 Malwarebytes updating, here is one fix.Open VIPREClick Web Filter SettingsClick Allowed Web SitesAdd "" (without the quotes)click OKClose VIPRENow MBAM V1.46 should update normally.A picture of VIPRETo assist you -Thank You -EDIT - This is only one check - There is most likely other problems there also -

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The problem is I can't select multiple cells with control clicking them. I was wondering if Excel is glitching up, if I should reset its settings (how can I?) or what can I do?

Edit: It seems that this problem is also affecting Word, so I assume it's a problem with Office.

A:Excel 2007 can't select multiple cells with control click

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OS: Windows XP
VGA Card: aOPEN Model #M64-AGP (TNT2 M64 32 MB)
Direct X: 8.1
Processor: Pentium 4 1.6GHz

The following games run propperly; Heroes of Might and Magic III and IV, Age of Empires II, and Disciples. The following games run with perfect sound but with a black screen; TA: Kingdoms, C and C: Redstrike, Red Alert, and Aliens vs Predator 2. My video or VGA card isn't even listed in my device manager and in my Direct X 8.1 diagnostics tool it doesn't even allow me to click on any of the Direct X features under the Display tab. Direct X displayed that it had no errors and is running propperly. I have redownloaded Direct X over and over and I have never ever been able to get any of these games to ever work. I have got the newest driver off of Aopen mulitple times. Windows doesn't detect the manufacturer, date of installation, etc. for my VGA card when it looks up the information. I know that when my computer first starts up it displays the 32MB card at the top of the screen. Please tell me all of the possible fixes I may need to deal with. I have had multiple friends look at this problem and I have gone through multiple trouble shootings and nothing helped at all. Thank you for your help. Anyone who has had a similar problem please help as well.

A:When I run select games I see a Black Screen

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I recently built a new computer and everything seems to be running smoothly; however, certain games will give me the BSoD upon startup and I'm not sure what the problem is. I'm sure it's hardware but certain games will play. For instance, I'm able to play Skyrim(and HL-2) without any incidents whatsoever. However, when I play Portal 2 or Deus Ex: Human Revolution, before the games even load I get a crash, I also get a strange error message about my GFX card when I attempt to load up L4D-2 (will update with link to a SS of the dialog box when I'm home) and that game runs but very poorly. The only non-steam game I have tried is QuakeLive(browser plugin) and it runs fine as well. All drivers are up to date. Dump file from crashes pasted below.

Here is my SYS info:
AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD motherboard
PowerColor AX6770 1GBD5-H Radeon HD 6770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP video card
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
Acer G235HAbd 23'' 5ms 1920x1080 WideScreen LCD monitor 300 cd/m2 1000:1
windows 7 32 bit OS

What I have already ran/checked:
- drivers are up to date.
- memtest86 returned no errors after 5 passes.
- directx 1... Read more

A:New rig getting BSoD on select steam games.

NOTE: Please provide the following information for a more detailed response:

While waiting for a reply:

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests (located at this link: Hardware Diagnostics ). They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:


H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
Hard Drive Diagnostics (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
There are also free, bootable antivirus disks at this link: Free Online AntiMalware Resources - Bootable Disks

Please stop using the Turbo mode (and remove any overclocks) while we're troubleshooting. See if that restores system stability.

Then please run the rest of the free diags at the Hardware Diags page

You have multiple STOP 0x101 and 0x124 errors, this is most likely a hardware error - but it can be caused by compatibility issues, low-level driver problems, or even malware. The diagnostics listed above are the first step in troubleshooting these problems.

Good Luc... Read more

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Hi. I have an OEM version of Vista Ultimate 32bit Sp1.

I'm having some problems which i think is because of a faulty explorer. Whenever I open my External Harddrive, and navigate to a folder with intensive thumbnails (i.e. my video archives), rundll.exe and explorer would inexplicably and consistently die. Explorer would restart. My workaround is to stop the folder from displaying the thumbnails (when the addressbar turns into a green progress bar, I press stop), or selecting View Details instead of Lard Icons.

Also, most of the time, my mouse would suddenly behave erratically, It sometimes sticks to the lower-left part of the screen (it flashes there, unable to escape the powerful gravitational force of the start orb). Also, sometimes, I would not be able to select elements of explorer (for example, window buttons like maximize and minimize, as well as the content of said windows, like the text in word). Sometimes, only the task bar works in minimizing and maximizing the windows, but the windows themselves are unresponsive to the mouse (keyboard works fine).

The desktop also doesn't respond to a rightclick.

Sometimes, all parts of windows stop responding alltogether.

My workaround has been to rapidly use my touchpad button to right-click. Sometimes, after around ten right-clicks, the desktop would finally display the context menu, or I'll finally be able to see the cursor in my text.

I know it's not my mouse, since when I use my Ubuntu on this same... Read more

A:Explorer Bugs. Mouse doesn't select.

The Rundll problem is because Vista does not have the correct codec to thumbnail some compression formats of video's and some pictures, so turning off thumbnails is a solution, or find the offending video format and make a special folder just for them to reside.

The other Explorer issue can be many things, some are

1. Not enough installed memory, 2gb min for Vista.

2. Malware infection

3. Explorer.exe is corrupt, use System File Checker to correct this

4. Installed driver or software conflict (AV, optimizer software), Identify and update or remove.

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I was under the impression Vista was supposed to automatically download game information from and display the game's information when you click on the thumbnail? My Vista hasn't done that since I installed BF2 and I haven't been able to manually add information using VGEE because I accidentally deleted the BF2 information and haven't been able to get another games information to show up since!

A:Games folder doesn't update with information about newly installed games.

It was my understanding that only games with the "Games for Windows" tag will show up in the games folder like you are talking about. I could be wrong tho.

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Been getting BSOD when playing CS GO regularly (and immediately) and occasionally on WoW. The best way I can explain the issue is the screen starts to flicker with various shapes and lines, then the display goes out as if I am opening a game in full screen, then my sound starts to repeat, and the cycle ends with a BSOD. I do not have the error # right now, but can probably get one if I need to. I've tried troubleshooting issues myself, tried various settings in both the games, reformatted, and even upgraded my graphics card from a gtx 460 to a GTX 760(the issue started to happen regularly with the 460, immediately after upgrading it did not occur for about a month before it started again). I do not get the issue in Dota2 or heroes of the storm. Not really sure what to do...

Attached is the DM log.

A:BSOD playing select games (CS GO and WOW), while fine in others

additional info, not sure if it will help

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I'm running Windows 8.1 64bits.
I have noticed since a couple of days ago that my Control+Tab shortcut does not work anymore. Not on text editors, not on web browsers, not on property pages, nowhere.
Control+Shift+Tab (reverse tab navigation) still works.
I have checked the results on an application called "Ethervane ActiveHotkeys". In there, it states that Control+Shift+Tab is not an active hotkey but that Control+Tab IS. I assume that some application decided to globally pick up Control+Tab for itself.
I have tried restarting (and testing as quickly as possible before all programs load), I have tried closing down all applications that the task manager will let me and still the shortcut does not work.
I tried going to msconfig and disabling all programs and non-Microsoft services with no luck, but if I start Windows 8 in Safe Mode then Control+Tab works again.
I tried running Hotkey Commander; it shows Control+Tab as being bound by some application, but does not show which application it is. If I delete/disable the hotkey binding from inside Hotkey Commander then it works again until I restart.
I'm stumped as to how to troubleshoot this further and any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Control+Tab does not work anywhere anymore (Control+Shift+Tab still works)

I'm having the same problem as of today, and basically mirrored your findings.  The only thing I can think of that changed in the last 24 hours was the nVidia drivers and Geforce experience..

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Alright, I'll start off by warning you that this is a real head-scratcher. I've been working on this for a couple of months on and off, and I cannot seem to even determine the cause of the problem, much less a solution. Also, apologies if my post jumps around a lot, there's a lot of stuff and I don't know how to properly organize it.

Running a Dell Vostro 1500, here's the SysInfo:

OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5270 @ 1.40GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3069 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 73673 MB, Free - 10267 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0WY040
Antivirus: Norton 360 Premier Edition, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: EnabledClick to expand...

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Right, so the problem is this: In select games, moving the mouse causes an extreme FPS drop. Like, the game will visibly freeze until you stop moving the mouse. It doesn't seem to be a problem with RAM or the Video card, because as long as you're not moving the mouse, the game(s) run(s) perfectly fine with full FPS.

Two games I've noted the problem in are, Minecraft and Insaniquarium Deluxe (Wut? An ancient 2D game causes this? Obviously can't be a problem with RAM, then, right?) I understand Minecraft can be a resource hog at times, but I can run in any direction with no FPS lag at all without moving the mouse. The ... Read more

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EDIT 4: Added a new .dmp file with Verifier

EDIT 3: Added SF_Diagnostic Tool package which contains more information

EDIT 2: I have updated the attachment which contains more files (though it does not contain seems very random in what files it includes in the zip file). I will keep updating it if more become available

EDIT: Having some issues with the dm log tools. Please see my post below

Hey everyone,

So, I am at my wits end here. Over the last few months, I have been getting BSODs playing only select games (usually Steam games). What I mean by this, is that some games run perfectly fine with no issues, yet some yield a BSOD.

Games that cause a BSOD:
Wasteland 2 (most recent)
Watch Dogs
Dawn of War II (though not very often)
Marvel Heroes 2015
The Sims 3
Games that are perfectly fine:
World of Warcraft
Diablo 3
Metro: Last Light
3D Mark (sure, not a game, but still hardware intensive)
I've tried all I can to resolve this issue, but I have yet to find the culprit (hoping it's not a hardware issue). You guys are my only hope. I have of course attached all necessary files, and have copy/pasted the log from WhoCrashed(not that it helps much) below with Verifier on. Any help would be immensely appreciated! Thank you!

Crash dump file: C:\Windows\Minidump\091914-21964-01.dmp
Date/time: 9/20/2014 1:21:02 AM GMT
Uptime: 00:27:33
Machine: TK421
Bug check name: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug chec... Read more

A:BSOD (IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, ntkrnlmp.exe) while playing select games

Well, looks like I'm having issues with the dm log seems to only generate the files included in this zip (just the .dmp files)...if anyone has any instructions on how to fix this, I would gladly appreciate it

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This might be some kind of a simple error but I have no clue what to do about it. I'm sorry that the program language is in Finnish but I think you can get the point. I've tried googling several times now and no one hasn't seem to have this problem (or everyone else knows how to fix it..)

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I can't delete this post so I removed my question

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I have no idea what my sister and her friends were doing on the comp for a couple of days that i decided not to use it, but now:

- a few programs take forever to load or don't load at all, but they do show up under the processes tab in the task manager
- after pressing Ctrl Alt Del, the task manager icon appears in the system tray, but the thing only shows up a minute later
- my system recovery is "not able to protect my computer," and restarting does nothing
- actually, when restarting or shutting down Windows, it stops at where it only shows my desktop background and cursor [which is still able to move] and nothing else after that, so i have to hold the power button and force it to shut off
- when I right click the desktop and click on "Properties..." [or something similar to this action] it doesn't show up at all, and whenever I try to open any application after that, they don't even load at all either
- and probably other stuff that I haven't took note of yet...

Things i've tried to get rid of these problems:
- Virus scan with avast!, a couple viruses found and fixed, but nothing changed.
- disk clean up, nothing changed
- registry clean, nothing changed
- CURRENTLY defragging my C drive, hope something changes..

Anyone know what the heck's going on!?
Anyone got any suggestions on what to do next?
Anything helps and would be greatly appreciated!

A:programs not loading right, computer doesn't shut down right, sys recov doesn't work

no replies yet? :(

anyway, just stopped by to say that when shutting down, it takes forever to get to the "Saving your settings..." screen, and that's where I decided that it stops and nothing else after that.
Defragged my C drive, still no results besides the computer feeling a bit smoother-running o_o

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I have an ASUS notebook running windows 7 64-bit. I am using the QuietOffice power profile, however the screensaver won't kick in no matter what I do, and the display does not turn off even though I set it to be after 5-minutes of inactivity. I don't know if there is something running in the background... I have turned off my usb wireless mouse, and nothing....

Any ideas?


A:HELP: power option doesn't work - screen saver doesn't start!

This is another case of factory bloatware interfering - in this case a useless factory utility overriding Win7's superior built-in version.

Googling the Quiet Office feature of Asus there are multiple reported problems. Best to default to the Win7 built-in Power Options in Control Panel. Set up a Balanced Plan unless you're a gamer then use High Performance.

Here are other tips for cleaning up factory bloatware

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I have a 4y old Sony VAIO (VGN-NS11J) that stopped working today morning after making a whirring noise

Repeated attempts to restart failed and after many attempts, I managed to get to the Startup Repair mode - after a long time, startup repair says it failed to automatically repair the problem

I managed to run system restore but after a while I got the following message: "System restore failed due to an unspecified error. The disk strucgture is corrupted and unreadable (0X80070571)

My laptop did not come with a Windows Vista CD/Recovery disk

My first priority is to recover a few files in the laptop - if I am able to do this, then I dont mind junking the laptop

Since this is an old laptop, I would prefer not to use an expensive professional to recover the data

Any help/suggestions would be much appreciated!


A:Sony VAIO running Vista doesn't start-up, system restore doesn't work

You may be able to retrieve your data by using Ubuntu. Post #3 in this topic provides instructions.

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For the last month or so, every time I log off my account, the keyboard does not register at the Windows Log In screen. This makes it so I have to restart the computer and then it works fine.
There are three accounts on the computer, the casing has been half removed for the last 3 months, a DVD burner and driver recently installed 3 months ago and I am using a wireless off brand USB keyboard and mouse.
OS: Windows Xp Home Edition 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
As for the second part, the computer requires several restarts to boot up, sometimes up to twenty minutes of turning on and off to boot up. Only started doing this a week ago.

A:My Keyboard doesn't work, and the computer turns on but doesn't start.

It sounds like something is wrong with your Windows XP drivers. Something like that happened to me while building my computer, and when I boot up the keyboard did not work because my copy of windows XP was bad. You could try reinstalling windows XP, and It might work better, but I dont have a definite answer to your problem.

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I am quite new here, but I've been wanting to get this problem solved for a long time, and I haven't seemed to get any answer.

So here's my problem:

I bought my Asus N53SV for around a year ago, and it worked great. But for some reason something changed.
When I try to open bluetooth, nothing happens. And when I want to connect anything using bluetooth, it doesn't work.

I tried to do this:
[windows] + r >bttray
But nothing opens up.

Please help!

Thank you,

A:My bluetooth doesn't work. bttray doesn't open.

Quote: Originally Posted by Karstin1812

I am quite new here, but I've been wanting to get this problem solved for a long time, and I haven't seemed to get any answer.

So here's my problem:

I bought my Asus N53SV for around a year ago, and it worked great. But for some reason something changed.
When I try to open bluetooth, nothing happens. And when I want to connect anything using bluetooth, it doesn't work.

I tried to do this:
[windows] + r >bttray
But nothing opens up.

Please help!

Thank you,

Hi Karstin,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

You would need to re-install Bluetooth software/driver for your system. Please check the link below for finding out the drivers:

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact us.

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Cant get it to updateand when i use thr troubleshooternit doesnt work either
Farbar Service Scanner Version: 21-07-2014
Ran by Administrator (administrator) on 03-01-2015 at 16:34:05
Running from "D:\Users\Administrator\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate  Service Pack 1 (X86)
Boot Mode: Normal
Internet Services:
Connection Status:
Localhost is accessible.
LAN connected.
Google IP is accessible. is accessible. is accessible.
Windows Firewall:
mpsdrv Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of mpsdrv service is OK.
The ImagePath of mpsdrv service is OK.
MpsSvc Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
The start type of MpsSvc service is set to Disabled. The default start type is Auto.
The ImagePath of MpsSvc service is OK.
The ServiceDll of MpsSvc service is OK.
Firewall Disabled Policy:
System Restore:
SDRSVC Service is not running. Checking service configuration:
Checking Start type: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open SDRSVC registry key. The service key does not exist.
Checking ImagePath: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open SDRSVC registry key. The service key does not exist.
Checking ServiceDll: ATTENTION!=====> Unable to open SDRSVC registry key. The service key does not exist.
System Restore Disabled Policy:
Action Center:
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A:Windows 7 doesn't update and troubleshooter doesn't work

Please follow the instructions Here to run the System Update Readiness Tool. When the SURT finishes installing, copy (Ctrl + C) and paste (Ctrl + V) the contents of the SURT log into your next post please:C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.logC:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CheckSUR.persist.log

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Have a friend with a relatively new Lenovo laptop using Windows XP SP3. Overnight he can't access the Internet via browsers, email or AIM. His desktop connected to the same router is working fine.

He can access the router by IP address using either IE7 or FireFox 3.5. Anything that needs a DNS server doesn't work. This does say though that he has a working connection to the router.

He's run MalWareBytes and his own McAffee software looking for bad stuff but has found nothing.

Running "ipconfig /all" from the command prompt gives exactly the same results for the laptop as his working desktop. The DNS servers are there. He can ping the DNS servers using their IP addresses. He is being assigned a proper local network address so DHCP is working on the router.

Any thoughts on where to look next to discover why the Internet applications don't seem to be able to find the DNS servers?

A:Can't Access Websites, Email doesn't work and no AIM doesn

FWIW, my friend took his laptop to a PC shop. Their diagnosis was malware. I don't know the identity of the malware. Anyway, the shop saved his data then formatted and reloaded XP SP3.

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*didn't wanna list all the games I've tried and can't play*
Alright so heres the deal I got a laptop used/refurbished what ever and I used to be able to play 3-d games fine until about a year back (yeah I know awhile back) so I just used a different computer to play games but that computers harddrive crashed and it's driver is bad and was wondering if someone could help me fix it (gimme location of good driver for my computer and what not ) Heres the specs *straight from DxDiag*:
Operating system : Microsoft Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600)
System model : Precision M60
Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.70GHz
DirectX Version: DirectX9.0x(4.09.0000.0904)
Name: NVIDIA Quadro FX Go700
main Driver: nv4_disp.dll
Version: 6.14.0010.7811 (English)

I only put in what I think whoever wants to help would need to do so. Please tell me if you need more information

Thanks, Logan.

A:3d games (Flyff 12Sky, all aeria games) and many more won't work

It is a very bad idea to post your email address on a public forum as their is a 99% chance you will start getting spam from spambots. Why not just check back here?

What does it do when you try to play games?

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Hi... xp stopped responding and I decided to power off.

Was never able to restart after that. Normal boot shows the windows initial screen, but eventually just restarts, safe mode does the same thing whether it's with network, command line or plain safe mode. Last known good configuration does the same.

Needed to use a file so decided to remove the HD and re-install to another PC. I did have access to the file in question but now I'd like to fix the problem.

The other system uses AVG. I started a scan and it detected Cekar.d (A0003977.exe, wdfmgr.exe and initially ntldr.exe), Dropper.Inor (ntdetect.hta, A0003979.hta), PSW.Generic5.ABVW (ctfmona.exe), PSW.OnlineGames.AAFI (ctfmonb.exe), PSW.Generic5.AFYK (ctfmond.exe), PSW.OnlineGames.ZWT (LotusHlp.exe) and some others but for whatever reason the scan stopped. I restarted it and now the AV still finds most of the threats it was seeing before but not Cekar.d. in the ntldr.exe file.

The system that had the problem was running Win XP Home SP1. Unfortunately, I can't find the manufacturer's recovery CD.

HD is still in the other PC. How should I attack the problem?

A:XP doesn't reboot, safemode doesn't work

Update... Three passes of AVG and all threats were put in vault. Tried to re-install the HD to the initial system but no change... System says it didn't start correctly, that a new software of hardware could be responsible, the suggests to try las known good config, none of the options work, they all perform some tasks then windows reboots and ends up in the same screen.

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I have the specified problem at
My power options and my screensaver DO NOT work after installing a wireless pointing device but I DO NOT HAVE Cyberlink nor ANY of the startup items indicated in the article!!!!!!! but they STILL DO NOT work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:Screensaver and power options DO NOT work and Microsoft KB article DOESN'T WORK

Manufacturer and model of the device installed?
If you remove the problems disappear?

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My problem is that I cannot access the internet through my LAC. I enable the connection and it will connect and send packets, but will not receive any packets. I have no problems enabling my wireless connection and connecting to the internet. The wireless does like to disconnect and reconnect about 3 or 4 times an hour which is another problem I have. I believe this LAC problem started around the same time I was trying to get shared music between my computers on iTunes. I was trying to allow for connection on port 3689, but everything I did was unsuccessful. Any suggestions for any of these problems I'm having?

A:Solved: Local Area Connection: doesn't work, Wireless: does work

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Acer aspire's Bluetooth doesn't work since I bought it I've installed drivers too but it doesn't work what should I do.
In its specs it has Bluetooth . But there is no Bluetooth device found in device manager how to repair this.
Please HELP!!

A:acer aspire 4738' s bluetooth doesn't work but wifi work?

Hi ... Welcome to Seven Forums ... What is the Model Number of your Laptop ? ...

Did you buy the Laptop from new ? ...
Did you mean Windows 7 x86 ?...
If your System Specs are correct you have 4 GB of ram ? ...
If that is the case your Windows should be 64 Bit ...

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I cannot get Windows Media Encoder 9 to work at all at home, but I have no problems with it at work, so I know I'm not trying to do something with it that it can't handle.

At home, every time I try to convert either an AVI or a VOB to WMV, either using the wizard or the custom settings, it lets me get through it all and then, when it starts trying to encode, it throws up the message:
"Windows Media Encoder has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. ..."

It never gives me any more information than this, just crashes and closes. I've tried repairing it through the control panel, as well as completely uninstalling it and reinstalling it, but it hasn't helped.

At home I'm running Windows XP Media Center. At work, where I've never had it crash, I'm running Windows XP Professional. Is there something in Media Center that causes it to crash? Is there any patch I can download or thing I can do to get it to work on my home computer?

Thanks for your help.

A:Windows Media Encoder doesn't work at home, does at work

I'm currently having the same problem . I open the .vob file set the output folder , settings etc etc . just as it was about to start converting , WME just stops and crashes . I use windows xp home edition so if your company's xp professional can make it work im thinking it is something in the professional edition which allows it to work not something in our edition that doesnt allow it to work. Are there any alternatives for encoding a video? i dont have much cash right now so i was hoping i might find some freeware alternatives . thanks

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After I install LIBusb I could work futher. But after I put him off en reboot an hour later my wired mouse en keyboard didn't work anymore.
When I restart in safe mode both still doesnt work.

OS: W7 Home Premium 64b
Computer: HP Pavilion p6250

Please Help!!

A:LIBusb, USB ports doesn't work. Safe mode also no work

did you get sorted i have same problem


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I'm having difficulty figuring out this persistent malware. I think it's likely that there are multiple issues.

I'm running Windows Vista.

The malware started off with "google redirect" symptoms, and disabling my Symantec software

Shortly following, I could no longer access the web. However, the malware itself would create an internet explorer popup every 5-10 minutes (not my default browser) that would go to "search sites" (none that I recognized....) and search for lewd topics. Running the taskmanager would show multiple instances of iexplore.exe running on my machine (one for each popup). The popups would have to be eliminated one by one using the task manager.

Trying to run a system restore, I discovered all restore points had been deleted.

I installed AVG antivirus and got it to run once which seemed to help the problem. However, upon restart, all issues were back and I could no longer run avg. Windows defender constantly pops up that a new trojan is attacking my machine.

At this point, I unplugged my internet connection and started using another machine. I had left my problematic computer alone for about a month.

Upon turning it on last night, each time I logged on, it gave me a warning that "Windows had encountered a critical error and will restart in one minute" and would restart. I tried running cmd (in that one minute) to intercept it, but the task manager would freeze if I tried to run it from there and explorer wo... Read more

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I was surfing the web last night and all of a sudden, the computer restarted. I walked away to get a drink of water, and when I came back, it was still restarting and it continued this over and over again.

I watched it go through the process and when it gets to the screen where it asks you to select Start Normally, Use Safe Mode, etc., the default is Start Normally. So I tried to select Safe Mode, but found that the keyboard doesn't work. This is odd, because the keyboard is fairly new and had been working just fine. Also, during one of the restarts, I entered the BIOS setup and the keyboard works fine there, but once I exit the BIOS setup, it stops working.

Any thoughts? Is it a Windows keyboard driver that is corrupt or something?

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So I've just got a laptop (Sony Vaio Z) bundled with Vista (French/Professional/SP1) and I noticed the ALT+D shortcut, which is supposed to select the address bar in the windows explorer (and highlight the full path), doesn't work. Instead the system's "default sound" is played, probably indicating that the shortcut doesn't exist, or fails, or something.After googling that up I noticed the shortcut still existed on Vista and was working for most people. So I posted on a french forum and asked whether it was for them. About half of them said it didn't work. And it seemed like the ones who said it worked had an US version of Vista. Not positive this is related, thoughCan anyone from Microsoft confirm it's working on french Vista's?And in the case it has nothing to do with the language, what could possibly cause this shortcut to break? I personally find it extremely useful and also use it in web browsers.Thanks in advance!

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So whenever a program uses InstallShield to install or uninstall a program, it boots up, and the bar fills up preparing to run the Wizard, and right when it fills, an error message pops up: "An error occurred while launching the setup. The specified module could not be found," and then it quits.

This occurs anytime I try to install or uninstall anything that uses InstallShield. I've tried everything at the InstallShield troubleshooting site, including deleting a file in the registry (the problem key was there but deleting it didn't solve the problem), making sure I had admin privilidges, and emptying out the Temp folder. I can't reinstall InstallShield because it (ironically) requires InstallShield to install.

The one problem that I can think of would be that I just got back from college. At college, I logged onto a network to use the computer. Could this have something to do with it? I've tried logging onto the computer itself as the Admin, but the problem still occurs. This whole thing really sucks because the comp is pretty much useless not being able to install or uninstall anything.

Thanks for any help.

A:InstallShield doesn't work, none of the usual fixes work

Depending on what version of InstallShield you have here is a site that shows some of it's program errors >

Have you tried this site >

InstallShield uses the Windows Installer Service. It could be that Windows Installer Service has somehow become corrupted.
Check this site out >

As a last resort you might consider reinstalling your Windows Operating System on top of itself to repair and replace the corrupted or missing files associated with InstallShield and Windows Installer Service.

Just for your information, InstallShield is the oldest installer program company. However there is another that is completely free “Inno Setup” which you may have seen when installing some programs. Here’s their site >

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Dear All
I'm using Dell Vostro 3350 now. After I upgrade Win 10 Pro, the Laptop Speaker doesn't work and can't give output any sound. But if I put my earphone, all of the sound include song work.
I use PC Doctor and scan the computer hardware but there is nothing found error on hardware and software. I also use windows update to scan all of the drivers, but it can't found any update drivers of this laptop. So what can I do next to fix the problem?
Thank you for member's attention

A:Laptop Speaker Doesn't Work But Using Earphone Work

Hello. Dell does not recommend installing Win10 on the Vostro 3350 model. Dell says, "If you choose to upgrade, some features, applications, and connected devices may not work as expected." To get the best performance from your laptop, revert it back to the previous operating system. You can google to find instructions for undoing Win10.
If you want to continue with Win10, then try to install the IDT Win8 audio driver using compatibility mode.
1. Click the link to go to the driver's page. Download and save the driver to your desktop or any convenient location on the hard drive. 2. Double click on the new folder to extract (unzip) the driver files.3. The extractor wizard will create a new folder for the driver files. It will be at "c:\dell\drivers\xxxxxx". Write down the exact location that the wizard creates. 4. If the driver begins to install automatically, halt (cancel) the installation.5. Browse to the driver files on the hard drive (the location you wrote down).6. Find the "setup.exe" file.7. Right click on setup.exe to open the context menu.8. Select the Properties.9. Select the Compatibility tab.10. Check the box "run this program in compatibility mode for"... Win8.

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I have no idea what happened, when I try to connect the modem directly to the PC, it give me "No Connectivity". But when I connect the modem through the router, it work!


Modem connect directly pic
Modem through router pic


A:Ethernet doesn't work but router work.

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I cannot find out why the following code doesn't work with IE7. Pressing the button doesn't add the text (table) to the page.
The code also loaded to

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "">
<script language="Javascript" type="text/javascript">
function func()
var mydiv = document.getElementById("mydiv");

var mytable = document.createElement("table");
var mytr = document.createElement("tr");
var mytd = document.createElement("td");
var mytext = document.createTextNode("this is my text");

<div id="mydiv"><button onclick="func();">click</button></div>

A:javascript code doesn't work with IE7 (work with FF1.5)

got the answer -
IE requires a tbody element to insert a table using the DOM

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I've got this very annoying problem.

Let's take ApexDC++, for example. When selecting more than one file and clicking Download to=> Browse, it doesn't autoscroll to the "Downloads" folder like it did in XP. I've attached 2 pictures to understand what I'm trying to say.

The first one(Capture1) shows the window that would appear in Win7, no autoscroll to the Downloads folder, and the second one(Capture2) shows how it would appear in WinXP, with autoscroll to the Downloads folder. This is important when downloading many files into different subfolders located in Downloads folder. It takes less time when you have the Downloads folder right in your face.

For example, I like to download pictures, and many of them have the same name, so I'd have to download them in different subfolders. Now I have to scroll myself everytime.

This problem isn't related to ApexDC++, it is caused by Win7, other software behave like this, too.
DoubleKiller and probably any other software where you'd have to browse to an implicit folder would behave like this.

And, of course, these things don't happen in WinXP.

Is it an option in Win7, or is it a bug?
Does anyone know how to fix this?


A:Doesn't Win7 have autoscroll on "Select folder" boxes?

Hmmmm, never noticed that. It is kind of funky. As a programmer I always hated the "browse for folder" dialog. The way to do it would be to subclass the File Open Dialog, but MS deliberately sealed it so we can't just add onto it and use it. Go figure.

Anyway, for a work-around. Even though the selected folder is out of view, if it has subfolders, hitting the right arrow key will open them under the selected folder and move the focus there. Easier than scrolling down.

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When we install IE11 after installing some systems on a windows 7 32 bit PC; when select File Menu Print action the Print dialog box which should appear doesn't pop up. Not responding at all.

Has somebody come accross this issue.

A:IE 11 when select File Print the Print Dialog Box doesn't open

Hi and welcome to SevenForums!

I don't have a printer installed so I decided to test what happens if I try that myself. Same as you, nothing happens. So maybe your printer isn't recognized or installed properly?!

Here's a page that lists 4 scenarios why it might not work: Unable to print or view the print preview of a webpage in Internet Explorer

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I am new to motion controls and tech gadgets.
If someone wanted to play console games that are ported to PC using motion controller, could they play it?

Amazing Spider Man is available both for PS3 and PC. Now, if someone wanted to play the game on PC, using PSMove connected with PC, could they play it?

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My computers changes its volume by holding the FN key and then numbers 3 or 4, which i really hate. For some reason when im playing a game and i try to change the volume it will lag and ill press it and then 2 minutes later it will finally change volumes. Ive tried this on different games and they all do the same thing, however when im watching videos or something it works fine. Is there a program that lets you change your volume with hotkeys or something? This would REALLY help me out a lot.


A:Volume Control During Games?

try this...
Sound Volume Hotkeys - Control sound volume using system-wide hotkeys.

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I finally installed SP2 a couple of weeks ago.
Now I have no control panel. It starts to search when I click on settings then the window closes out never bringing up the services normally associated with control panel. How do I get there?



A:Control Panel Doesn't Exist

See if this helps:kellys-kornerRestore the Control Panel - #256, on the LeftNOTE: This is a registry edit. If you're not familiar with working in the registry, DO NOT ATTEMPT.Improper changes to the registry could render your computer inoperable.Remember to backup the registry before making any changes.Instructions, on how to do that, can be found here:How to back up, edit, and restore the registry

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