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Authentication Mechanism MUST be Entered

Q: Authentication Mechanism MUST be Entered

My Windows Mail program suddenly stopped sending and receiving messages. The following error message popped up: "Account: 'Windows Mail', Server: 'pop3, Server Response: ERR An authentication mechanism MUST be entered,' Port: 110, Secure (SSL): No, Server Error: 0x800ccc90, Error Number: 0x800ccc18"

I have tried to trouble shoot settings. Everything appears to be correct per my internet provider. My operating system is Vista; I have been using Windows Mail for several years with no problem. Nothing has changed with my computer re: recent updates or new programs.

What is an "authentication mechanism" and how do I set/respond to the error issue? Any available help would be greatly appreciated! (FYI I'm not a computer techie-type so simple-minded (referring to me of course!!!) direction would be especially appreciated! Thank you!!!

A: Authentication Mechanism MUST be Entered

The problem could be with your mail provider. Wait until tomorrow, if it still does not work properly report back and we will go from there.

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Good Morning,

We have recently installed a CRM package which uses windows authentication to log into the software. In order to reduce licence requirements we have created three generic logins.

Our problem is, some users, when logging in using the generic account, are having their network credentials reset to the generic account credentials (which are very very minimal).

This doesn't happen for all users, only a handful. Has anyone seen this before?

David L. Kocher

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Recently, using FF on my Vista Ultimate 32 bit computer, I notices popup ads from, when I visited a web page. The pop ups appeared if I left OR right clicked on a text area. The mouse pointer remained a pointer; had not changed to hand with extended index finger.

I verified that FF's popup blocker is / was on. I removed all exceptions & restarted the PC. Same problem. I viewed the page source, searched for zedo and found it related to java script.

I turned off Java, rebooted & the problem went away.

This did NOT occur using IE 7.

I stopped the popups by using the modified hosts file from Because the .bat procedure used by the mvps author to replace the hosts file failed in the past, I copied the contents of the modified hosts from & pasted the contents into my hosts file, rebooted & success occurred. I had re-enabled java in FF.

I hope this information is useful to anyone else who encounters the phenomenon.


A:New [ to me ] Pop up mechanism with FF

rainforest123 said:

I verified that FF's popup blocker is / was on. I removed all exceptions & restarted the PC. Same problem. I viewed the page source, searched for zedo and found it related to java script.

I turned off Java, rebooted & the problem went away.Click to expand...

Firefox's popup blocker does not block all popups, although it does its best. The best way to block ads and the rest of the popups would be to use the Firefox AdBlock Plus extension.

Also, Java is not the same thing as Javascript. They are completely different, and I'm assuming you disabled JavaScript, not Java. However, you don't want to completely disable JavaScript because almost every modern website uses it in some way or another. AdBlock Plus should block the ads, but you can also use NoScript to block all JavaScript on a per-site basis.

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I have a HP Deskjet 3745 I've had for a year and it keeps getting locked up on the left side and says mechanism error cradle can't move. I can print a test page but when it gets to the bottom of the page thats when it gets locked up. I try to align it but Its printing sideways like the cradle is out of alignment but its screwed in tight plus the lines are overlapping each other like theres a problem with the ink. The ink has 75% left. I sold it and took it over there one day after work so it sat in my car so I think maybe the heat inside the car may have did something. The lady I sold it to just moved and I think they may have dropped it cause theres a black scuff mark on the corner but she said she didn't. I had to give her money back so now I'm left with a broken printer.

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is there?
I'd like to give a little feedback.

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pci bus mechanism #2

won't boot to floppy

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Hi Team,
May I know how does windows time works?
During system boot up, after BIOS transfers the ownership to windows, does windows get the time value from CMOS RTC?
After that, how does windows time tick-tock? using PCH's HPET(High Precision Event Timer) or CPU's TSC(Time Stamp Counter)?
Does any interrupt or events will cause windows time pause? such as SMI?
Any documents from windows to explain this mechanism.
If I have to debug an issue relative with windows time, any way to monitor this time during system boot up?
it is a data structure or run time register reading or something else?

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Recently, the eject button on my dvd drive stopped working. I took off the faceplate and noticed the pin that would push the eject button on the drive was bent, and pushing the button on the drive still caused the drive to eject. So I'm pretty sure it's a problem with the faceplate only.

Does anyone know where I could find a new one? I have a HP dv6000 series (dv6568se)


A:Broken eject mechanism on laptop

Though I didn't do research on the particular model, I would assume you would have to send it in to HP for it to be replaced.

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Hello,    Does anybody know what is the part number/s for the latching mechanism, whole mechanism/slider etc., that holds the lid/screen closed?    I found some other posts where they were talking about the lid/screen hooks. I'm talking about the mechanism that the hooks get retained in.   I've started to put together a T420s that someone else took it apart and when I finished I realized that I was missing the latching mechanism and I've looked online and I couldn't find anything, not even the proper name/definition for that part/s.  Thank you,Emil

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Good morning.
I'm a third year university student and for one of my assignments, I am to write a research report based on the question 'Are Passwords an Effective Security Mechanism'. I have focused the research on biometric and traditional (alphanumeric combination) passwords. Also, I am required to obtain some primary research which can be argued against my secondary research to form some sort of conclusion, and to do this, I have decided that a questionnaire is the perfect solution.
I would appreciate it if some of you would take the opportunity to complete my questionnaire as you will be helping me out a lot. It will take no more than 2 minutes to complete. Also, I would be interested in hearing your thoughts and opinions on biometric and traditional passwords, regarding their security.
The survey can be found here -
I apologise if this is in the wrong section or breaks a rule. I have checked the rules out and I believe it doesn't break the advertising rule, but it might to you guys.
Thanks in advance.

A:Are Passwords an Effective Security Mechanism

The user is the first and last line of defense. Strong passwords can be effective security measure. Unfortunately, it has been proven time and again that the user is a more substantial factor (weakest link) in security than the architecture of the operating system or installed protection software. Security is all about layers, and not depending on any one technology or approach to detect or save you from the latest threats. The most important layer in that security defense? You! Most threats succeed because they take advantage of human weaknesses (laziness, apathy, ignorance, etc.), and less because of their sophistication.Krebs on SecurityThese were the worst passwords of 2015, and they're only getting worseThis List Of 2014s Worst Passwords, Including 123456, Is EmbarrassingIts 2014 And Our Passwords Arent Getting BetterThe 25 Worst Passwords of 2013

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Hi Gang,

When I try to search my computer, any part of my computer, the search module seems to stall. That is, it doesn't appear to be doing anything for anywhere between 10-30 seconds. After this time the meter starts working and the word "searching" comes up on the search box.

There seems to be a long delay between the time I give the order to search, and the time the search command is actually executed.

What can I do to eliminate this delay?

I have WinXP Pro SP2

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i just bought a new computer, and assembled it.
everything works great, except that whenever i unplug the computer and then plug it back, i cant turn it back on again for a while.
No lights, no response, like its not in the socket at all. only after a few minutes of being unplugged it lets me turn it on again.
It was very anooying when i assembled the system, and had to wait for a while between adding stuff.
It really pissed me off when i had a power failure in my house for a second, and couldn't use my computer for about 20 minutes later.
Is this a safety thing from enermax? if it is, is there a way i can get around it? or atleast minimize the wait time?
my system, if u think that it might be somthing else:
Processor: Intel core 2 duo E6400
Motherboard: Asus P5B
Mem: DDR2 512Mb 533MHz CL2 Kingston
Graphics: Sapphire Radeon X1950PRO 256MB PCIe
PSU: Enermax Noisetaker 420W

thanx ahead for any help.

A:Enermax annoying safety mechanism?

I've got the 475W Noisetaker and a 480W Noisetaker II, never had this problem with either of them. I did static discharge on the case of the comp that had the Noisetaker in it once and it wouldn't power on for a few minutes, but I've never had a problem like you are discribing.

I may be off on those wattages, I can't be arsed to check for sure right now. But I'm not off by more than 15, and its not even relavent to your case.

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Hello there I have a HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Notebook and everything is okay with it but I was told it has a safety mechanism in the laptop where if I move it to much or tilt it the wrong way it will freeze up and be roughly 1 fps for a good 2-5 minutes I really hate it when I'm trying the walk movies in bed and I move a bit and it activates it does anyone know how to disable this feature?

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yearly renewal coming up.. I KEEP thinking of items read and thought I willgive latest for instance.. I know I WILL PUT ON THAT LITTLE PROG SHOWING WHEN WINDOWS IS FULLY AVILABLE.. [oops sorry arthritic fingers and bi focal] NOW where is it I wonder.. I WOULD PAY EXTRA TO HAVE SUCH An index FACILITY AS I DO VALUE THE WRITEN oops word especially for instructions. thanks

A:Search mechanism for 2016 printed PCA MAGS

I'm sure that makes some kind of sense to you, but I'm struggling to understand what it is you want to know.

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Is there any built in mechanism in Windows 7 during the fresh installation that all files are copied successfully from DVD to hard drive? or as long as Windows 7 completes the installation no matter how fast/slow it takes, one can assumed that all files are copied successfully?

Mine took about 25 mins, but during the installation lots of long pauses while reading/copying files from my 4X DVR+RW to hard drive as if Windows couldn't find files or constantly waiting from the rewritable 4X DVR+RW), but it eventually competed the installation in 25 mins none the less without giving out any error messages.


A:Built in mechanism to check files during installation?

you might try
cmd sfc /scannow it checks for any corrupt system files.

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I am looking for a Windows 7 script (perhaps in vbs) or another mechanism that will copy the target of a shortcut to a new folder.
If the shortcut points to a single file, copy the file to the new folder
If the shortcut points to a folder, copy that folder to the new folder
Thank you.

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My email client, desktop program PostBox (for Win) has been slowed since I installed BD TS2016 (I'm quite sure this is the reason as it was very fast before, and slowed immediately after...)

I also run WebRoot AV (which does not scan email as per their documentation) and HitmanAlertPro (which could also be affecting my email client, but I uninstalled it to test this somewhat small chance given its just an anti-exploit, and it doesn't seem to have affected it, the client is still slow).

1. I would LIKE BD to scan my email as of course having AV w/o scanning email could in many ways be pointless given email can be a deadly vector for heavy malware.

2. But I don't want my client to be slow. It's not horrible, and I suppose I could tolerate it (basically deleting messages, loading new messages, and the program responsiveness overall, is a bit sluggish compared with its normal instantaneous response)

3. Is there a way to configure email scanning differently? Or should the program NOT be slowing my client noticeably in general, and is this behavior indicative of something being wrong?

I'm sure BD users will be able to comment on whether it slows their email or not given they use a desktop client like Outlook, Postbox, Thunderbird, etc.


A:BitDefender Email Scanning Mechanism? Performance Issues w/ email Client

In the past I used BD TS exclusively with OutLook as my e-mail client and had no such issues, have you tried, or open to try switching clients to see if it's something about Postbox that BD TS disagrees with ?
do let us know what you discover either way.
Thanks for sharing

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And if so, how can I VIEW them?



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I am a resident of an assisted living facility. I have some computer knowledge and was asked by the director if I would take care of their new computer.
The first thing I did was create an admin account for myself and password protect it. I didn't have time to setup all of the rules to prevent any resident from getting into areas they know nothing about.
This morning I went to work on the computer and even before i got there I was stopped by two people asking me for the PW to use IE. I went in and found that a PW was required to open IE. It was OK two days ago. Then I tried to open my admin account and my password would not work. I have been using it for a week now so I know what it is.
Is there any way for me to change the admin account password or/and remove the IE PW?

A:I think somebody may have entered passwords

Never heard of needing a password for internet explorer. It sounds like you can get into the machine OK, if that`s the case, then just create another admin account.

You should be able to change the password on your old account using the new account.

If the old password still doesn`t work, then just delete the old account.

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Okay. I've tried quite a few things, and I still have this problem, so please, if you can help, it'd be greatly appreciated.

Some malign stuff has entered my PC (running on WinXP), it seems that always when I open IE (altough I use Opera most of the time) it changes my starting page to "about:blank", and offers some sort of a search engine whith a randomly changing searchword which has to do with porn. I have Black Ice Defender running too, and it's application protection detects two unknown prosesses when IE is started. The prosesses names vary each time IE is started. In IE's favorites also appear some links to porn sites. And I haven't even surfed for porn in a while!

In the control panel's add/remove programs "Home Search Assistant" and "Shopping Wizard", which when I try to remove, just opensa a browser window which tells me to download 'an uninstall software' and run it. I did download the file (aroun 600KB), but needless to say I didn't do so.

I've run everything I've got, Norton antivirus, Ad-aware 6.0, Spybot S&D 1.3, checked manually most of the running processes shown in the task manager, but still the problem remains. So I started googling for help, and found this forum, and reading other peoples' problems I downloaded HijackThis and run it, here's the log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 14:48:14, on 29.4.2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2... Read more

A:Help, something bad entered my comp

Ofcourse, during the hour or so that I spent searching for an answer here I found nothing, but right after posting I found a very similar case which already had an answer. I'll try that and whine here once again if I still can't get the problem fixed.

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I have tried using Hijack to delete it but it always comes back on reboot?

this is my log and any assistance will be greatly appreciated.....thnx

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:53:03 PM, on 6/19/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.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
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Dlmtbf\Daszjhk.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPageSE2.0\OpwareSE2.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\tuat\aoar.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WIND... Read more

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I'm not sure how this worked out but my hijack this has started working again. Subsequent to my loading one or more of the Spyware/Adaware packages, Hijack quit-refused to run. Now since the old version of spyware blaster has been uninstalled and the new version of Spyware blaster has been loaded along with fixes for .net and some other stuff, hijack is running again and I can obtain a list of those files it examines. The good news is that everything appears o.k. no apparently weird .exe lines
So, for anyone out there having hijack this issues, I'd say check for subtle conflicts between it and your resident spyware..
Copernicus sends

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I use the stamp function in Foxit 7.0.6 to add stamps I've created. There a lots of pre existing stamps that mean I need to scroll down to see my stamps. Does anyone know how to remove these?

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A bit water entered in phone due to rain. I given it to repair. Phone starts but the network symbols are blinking with no network symbol and when we turn on flight mode it stops. kindly help..

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Hello Sir or Ma'am,
My hard drive has failed and I am trying to re install Windows XP Home Edition with SP3.  I am unable to do so because "No RCD available for the entered Serial Number" on your web site.  Please Help.
Windows XP Home Edition with SP3
AMD Athlon 2650e processor
NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE Integrated
DVD Super Multi drive with LabelFlash
1 GB DDR2 memory
Multi-in-one Digital Media Manager
SNID [edited to comply with guidelines]
[edited for privacy]

A:"No RCD available for the entered Serial Number" H...

XP is no more supported, so no recovery disks are available to buy. you have to find somewhere else an original windows XP CD. Delete your Serial number, mail and phone number from your post, please.

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Interesting problem.

We have a site license for Office XP. One of my coworkers upgraded Office 2000 to XP but used one of the keys that was not the site license. We're not sure just where she got it...but anyway. It allowed her to install but then it went out to the Microsoft site and checked it. It informed her that the key had already been activated and this install she did would only run for so many days.

Is there anyway we can get the correct key entered? We don't really want to uninstall Office because the user has a lot of settings in Outlook that would be lost. She said it would take hours to get it all back.

We tried a re-install but it doesn't ask for the key again.


A:Office XP - Wrong Key Entered

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Hi TechGuys,

My IE8, operating with XP Home 2002 (SP3 is done of course, with updates etc.) on my Dell desktop, has been operating fine but this weekend it started shutting down immediately (all windows including those minimized) when I start to enter anything in the Search box at the top right corner of the screen.

I haven't installed anything new to cause a change (to my knowledge).

I have run Malwarebytes and Super Anti-Spyware as well as AVG Free and Microsoft Onecare Scan. Nothing found.

The HiJack This log is attached here for reference.

I have no idea what to do. Can you help?

Thanks and best regards,

A:IE8 (XP) shuts down when anything is entered in search box

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A few days ago, I noticed random sound clips coming from my TV speakers.  This is followed eventually by a Plug & Play has unexpectedly stopped so Windows must be shutdown & restarted or Dsomething server process has unexpectedly stopped etc.
Gateway computer running Windows 7 is connected, via wire, to a large SHARP flatscreen.
The sound clips repeat on a loop and consist of bits of music, commercials, interviews etc, which repeats on a loop until shutdown.
The sound clips come thru the speakers when the computer is on and isn't dependent on opening up Firefox or IE.
I did some spelunking on the web, so think it's some kindof virus or malware perhaps?  I have very specific places that I visit internet-wise so I believe it may have entered my computer via email and not a site.
I'm not a computergeek (I have lots of random bits of knowledge but am a serious plant & dog nerd) but I can follow directions.
Have run AVG & Malwarebytes but they've not found anything.
Someone on the Delphi Cookstalk forum recommended Combofix.
Any assistance is appreciated.  If you need more info let me know what I can do to supply the needed info.
I don't want to send out any emails until this is fixed.  Not sure if this "thing" perpetuates via email.

A:Something evil has entered my computer

Hello Plantlust Yes  it is a newer malware. To get it out we should get a deeper look. Please follow this Preparation Guide, do steps 6,7 and 8 and post in a new topic.Let me know if all went well.

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it just zapped right into my well secured [I thought] ap....

A:How did 8 hack into my network?! No PW entered....

WIFI connection?

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When I enter in any of my browsers (Firefox and Internet Explorer), I get the 'done' result at bottom of browser, but the Facebook page is not displayed. I can get to any other site I enter, but for some reason this is happening for only Facebook. I have McAfee for security software. Please help to figure this out. Thanks.

A:URL entered on browser, 'done' immediately

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I changed the pasword on my laptop with a 20 digit random sequence of letters and numbers. Seemed like a good idea at the time Anyway I obviously wasn't paying attention because I didn't enter what I wrote down, now I can't remember what the password is. Is there anyway I can change it/delete it?

I know I can do a complete reinstall but that is a last resort. Please help. Quickly!

Btw I am currently still logged on...

A:Entered wrong password...

The administrator account can change your user account password. Here is how you enable the administrator account (while logged on). After the admin account has been created, simply logon to it, and change your user account password.

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I am working with an Excel Spreadsheet (2007) that stores assessment grades for the students in my school. At the moment, teachers go on and access the spreadsheet from a shared drive, add their changes and then save. The problem is that some teachers are entering 'A*' which Excel recognises as 'A' plus any other characters due to ‘*’ being the wild card character. I have Data Validation on the cells in question to only allow them to enter grades such as ‘A+’ and ‘A’ but even with this on the ‘A*’ can still get through. I have quite a few calculations and comparison formulas on this sheet that require ‘A*’ to be entered as ‘A+’ in order to be calculated. Is there any way to stop them entering these grades in the first place? Otherwise I could settle with a way to replace them easily, as the Replace function also recognises ‘A*’ as the wild card character and replaces the letter A anywhere it appears on the sheet?

A:Solved: Stop A* being entered

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I keep getting this error when trying to install and exe I have tried safe mode and system restore but can get no joy I get this error message when I try system restore.


A:could not find the environment that was entered

Can you please give us a little more detail about the problem? I know you have a problem with system restore, but in what aspect? Can't you bring up the System restore window at all? Or can't you restore your system?
Instead of a System restore, you might be able to do a Repair install. Or just talk us through the problem that makes you need to do a system restore.

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I am using a series of Autoshapes as input boxes on a spreadsheet. I need to obtain the value entered into these Autoshapes to do validation on the entries.

I can see how I can place a value in the Autoshape, but is there anyway I can transfer the value of the Autoshape into a cell - something like...

A3=(value Autoshape 3).


A:Excel - getting value entered in Autoshape

I don't know of a way, and I tried quite a few.
You can do the opposite and have the value in the shape be based on the value in a cell, although only in the most basic way, such as =F5 (no summing or anything else allowed).

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Hello Sir or Ma'am,
My hard drive has failed and I am trying to re install Windows XP Home Edition with SP3.  I am unable to do so because "No RCD available for the entered Serial Number" on your web site.  Please Help.
Windows XP Home Edition with SP3
AMD Athlon 2650e processor
NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE Integrated
DVD Super Multi drive with LabelFlash
1 GB DDR2 memory
Multi-in-one Digital Media Manager
SNID [edited to comply with guidelines]
[edited for privacy]

A:"No RCD available for the entered Serial Number" H...

XP is no more supported, so no recovery disks are available to buy. you have to find somewhere else an original windows XP CD. Delete your Serial number, mail and phone number from your post, please.

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I have a spreadsheet in excel that contains columns such as Name, DOB, form no etc, and I want to add a column that will auto enter the date that the information was entered. I tried adding a column which uses the TODAY() function when something is added to the column to the left but everyday it updates the TODAY() to current day so that won't work. Can anybody think of a way to stop it updating or another way to put the "entered date" on?

A:Excel Date Entered

try the now() command, this will not update automatically.

This is the help text from excel

Returns the serial number of the current date and time. If the cell format was General before the function was entered, the result is formatted as a date.
NOW( )

Microsoft Excel stores dates as sequential serial numbers so they can be used in calculations. By default, January 1, 1900 is serial number 1, and January 1, 2008 is serial number 39448 because it is 39,448 days after January 1, 1900. Microsoft Excel for the Macintosh uses a different date system as its default.
Numbers to the right of the decimal point in the serial number represent the time; numbers to the left represent the date. For example, the serial number .5 represents the time 12:00 noon.The NOW function changes only when the worksheet is calculated or when a macro that contains the function is run. It is not updated continuously.

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Hello everyone from Tech Support Forum, I need help with my computer, it became strange after I was stupid enough to un-activate my game booster after gaming, so my anti-virus was off. I was browsing and downloading through the internet, then suddenly a random black window popped up with a bunch of white text, then on my desktop were some shortcuts of XXX sites, and since then when I tried to open firefox, it said "This file has been infected, please turn on your anti-virus", so i clicked start> AVG anti virus, which was infected too. I then tried Start>Accessories>System Tools>Restore computer, which was infected too. I tried to open internet explorer, then it wouldn't connect to the internet, and on my favourites were some more XXX sites. . . So then I restarted my PC, and when i started it up, a window popped up asking for my password of windows, which I didn't have, so i just pressed OK, then my desktop came up, nothing else, not even the taskbar and icons. And then: "Windows Explorer was stopped to protect your computer' (or something similar to that), then the "not responding"/"send error report" screen came up, then it stood at that desktop all the time.

Please help me!!

By the way: im using the other computer at the moment :D

Already alot of thanks !

A:Please help! - Virus Entered My Computer!

Hello H2owned,

Do you still require assistance?

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I am trying to install Vista Home Premium, but for some reason it hangs after I enter the product key, and just doesn't continue with the installation. I tried booting from the CD and installing it from there, but it said I must install it from inside windows with the key I have (it doesn't hang from CD, but it refuses to install from there). What should I do to get it working?

A:Vista Installation Hangs after key is entered

How long did you wait from the time it hung up to the time you rebooted? I would try again and walk away, then check back a few hours later.

Best to not have any peripheral devices attached (printer, card reader, external anything) until the install goes through.

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I was wondering if it is possible to find passwords, through cookies or temporary internet files or any files, that have been entered in either Firefox or Internet Explorer. The passwords were not saved by the browsers. For instance if I log on to an email account on someone else's computer, is it possible for them to find it? If so, how is it done?

A:Find Passwords entered in browser

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I am running W'XP Homey Ed. - my Logi Wheel Usb has started Crashing my System - trying to find out WHY; I just noticed that my Logi Stick USB is listed twice in Device Manager, under, Human Interface Devices:
1) Logitech Extreme 3D Pro (HID) &
2) " " " " USB
Is this RIGHT - or WRONG - and the cause of my Wheel Crashing my system?

TKS Michael

A:Joystick Entered Twice in Device Manager?

I doubt it but if you want to be sure remove both instances and restart. The found new hardware wizard will find the already installed drivers after restart.

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Hi folks!
I'm working on my friends pc. It's a Dell Dimension 4400 running XP Home. He called me over cuz he wasn't able to connect using his dial-up connection. His ISP is NetZero and they couldn't help him. It would dial in, confirm his password, disconnect and start dialing again.
I took the pc with me and I tried it on my broadband network. I scanned it with Avira and Malwarebytes and it found a bunch of stuff. MB wasn't able to update but I noticed that Avira was.
I was connected to the internet or so the the pc indicated but wasn't able to load a page. The only way to load a page was to type in the IP address of the website. For example if I wanted to connect to and I typed in I couldn't connect but if I typed in the page would load.
And therein lies my question...What in the world is going on here and how do I correct this?
Please help,
God bless!

A:Can view websites ONLY if IP address is entered....

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2/SP3.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

Note: Type only the text in bold for the following commands.

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

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults, type: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reboot the machine.

After the restart, please do this and post the results.

Try these simple tests.

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

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

NOTE: For the items below in red surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous IPCONFIG command output! Do NOT type <computer_IP_address> into the command, that won't work. Also, the < and > in the text is to identify the parameters, they are also NOT used in the actual commands.

Do NOT include the <> either, they're just to identify the values for substitution.


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>



Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message ... Read more

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:57:15 PM, on 28/06/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\usnsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
O2 - BHO: Windows Live Sign-in Helper - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: ST - {9394EDE7-C8B5-483E-8773-474BF36AF6E4} - C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\ST\01.03.0000.1005\en-xu\stmain.dll
O2 - BHO: MSNToolBandBHO - {BDBD1DAD-C946-4A17-ADC1-64B5B4FF55D0} - C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\MSN Toolbar\MSN Toolbar\01.02.5000.1021\en-ca\msntb.dll
O2 - BHO: EpsonToolBandKicker Class - {E99421FB-68DD-40F0-B4AC-B7027CAE2F1A} - C:\Program Files\EPSON\EPSON Web-To-Page\EPSON Web-To-Page.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O3 - Toolbar: EPSON Web-To-Page - {EE5D27... Read more

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Im trying to connect to my friends wifi connection. When I enter his password I get the above error message. Can you please help?

A:Checksum validation failed for the pin entered

Closing thread, as wifi piggybacking is against the rules:

WiFi "Piggybacking" / "Wardriving" - We do not support the act of using someone else's Internet without permission. Also, please note that almost every ISP prohibits sharing your Internet connection with another home, and we will not assist you in breaking their rules.
Click to expand...

If he gave you permission, then check the PIN he gave you.

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I am using MS Word 2000.
I have saved a document as a web page.
The document includes text boxes, so I can enter text using the web browser.

My question is how can I save the text entered using my web browser??
I can enter text in the boxes, and print it. But when I save the web page and re-open it, the boxes are empty..

Is it possible to fix this?

Brgds Andrι

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I am using Microsoft Office 2003 and Microsoft Outlook. When I begin a new message, my text is invisible or almost. Although set as black it appears as very pale yellow. When I wipe through it I can change it to black. I think I have tried all of the most obvious routes from options. I would just like it to default to black. The Outlook is set to HTML and the only other factor is the background white, appears to have a faint graph pattern on it. It only began doing this a couple of days ago. I hope you can help.

A:Outlook text invisible when entered

Hi Rosalan,

Try checking your Stationary and Fonts options to see if something got changed.
While in Outlook select; Tools, Options, then the Mail Format tab. About halfway down you should see a dropdown menu labeled "Use this stationary by default:" The Stationary selection could explain the 'faint graph pattern'. But it sounds as if your problem is with the default Font color. Click the button titled "Fonts". This displays the Fonts dialog box.
Click on all 3 of the 'Choose Font' buttons to insure that the color selected is a viewable color. Also, you might want to select the 'Always use my fonts' selection in the 'Stationary Fonts' section at the bottom of the page.


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Ok...I have a query as the record source for a form that I want to show the last record entered and all the data associated with the last record entered.

So for example...I have the following companies

Company A
Company B
Company C
Company D

Each has a manager or person in our company assigned to them and have projects open at different times...what I want the query to output is the following

Field 1 - Record 1 - Company A's Name
Filed 2 - Record 1 - Person attached to Company A
Field 3 - Record 1 - Last date that information was entered for Company A
Field 4 - Record 1 - Last stage Company A's project is at
Field 5 - Record 1- Last person who worked on a project with Company A or for Company A

Field 1 - Record 2 - Company B
Filed 2 - Record 2 - Person attached to Company B
Field 3 - Record 2 - Last date that information was entered for Company B
Field 4 - Record 2 - Last stage Company B's project is at
Field 5 - Record 2- Last person who worked on a project with Company B or for Company B

And so on and so forth. Just to note...the Person attached to Company A, Company B, etc. is in one table and the info in Field 1, 3, 4, and 5 is in another table. So I'm thinking the best way to connect the two is a query. The info that connects the two is the company name being the same in both tables.

I've tried using the last and first in the totals for the QBE...getting all kinds of doubles and wrong data. I guess this may be b/c a lot of the dates for th... Read more

A:Solved: Last entered record query

You need to do that, it may take 3 queries to get the Last dates for the 3 items. You may also need to join the tables & queries in the finla query by more than one field.

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I am using excel 2013, I have some conditional formatting that changes certain cells red depending on a number entered in a cell. As the user changes that cell number, from 1-10, different cells change red. I want to somehow, only allow the user to enter a value in one of the red cells. I used data validation to not allow numbers entered outside the ranges that I set for the cells, but can't seem to not allow those ranges to be entered while a cell is normal background color. Any help would be very appreciated as I have been online 3 nights looking for this.

A:How to allow data entered only in cells with color

This code might get you started. Since I don't know the layout of your worksheet nor the process that your users follow to enter data, I can't offer anything specific.What this code does is check the fill color of a cell as soon as a user enters data. If the cell was not Red when the user entered the data, the data is cleared and a message box is presented.I assumed that we needed some non-formatted cells to get us started, so the code allows data to be entered into Column A, which would then trigger the Conditional Formatting (Red) in other columns. As I said, I don't know how your spreadsheet works or how it is laid out, so I can only offer a "generic example" at this point.Store this code in the Sheet module for the sheet in which the changes will be made:
Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
'Allow entry of data into Column A
If Target.Column <> 1 Then
'Determine is cell is filled with Red
If Target.DisplayFormat.Interior.ColorIndex <> 3 Then
'If yes, Disable events, clear the cell, present Message Box
Application.EnableEvents = False
Target = ""
MsgBox "Entries Not Allowed Until Cell Turns Red"
'Re-enable events
Application.EnableEvents = True
End If
End If
End SubTwo Important items:1 - You will note the Application.EnableEvents instructions. These are required because the code is changing the sheet by clearing the data from the cell. This change would cause the code to fire again (and again and again and agai... Read more

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My correct email address is logged with my Microsoft account, but typo is showing on my windows phone Microsoft account under email+accounts, message says attention required.  Click on message tried to correct using 'fix it here' then get message
There's a temporary problem, getting this message for 2 days now.  Help

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I'm trying to use a combobox that would allow the user to select a worksheet in the dropdown list that would refer to one of the sheets. Then, when all the info is entered, the data would be sent to the proper sheet, selected in the combobox. Below is what my code looks like, except I can't figure out the combobox part.


Note that I name the combobox "Sheet"
Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
Dim iRow As Long
Dim ws As Worksheet
Set ws = Worksheets me.sheet.value

'find first empty row in database
iRow = ws.Cells.Find(What:="*", SearchOrder:=xlRows, _
SearchDirection:=xlNext, LookIn:=xlValues).Row + 1

'copy the data to the database
ws.Cells(iRow, 1).Value = Me.vendor.Value
ws.Cells(iRow, 2).Value = Me.Description.Value
ws.Cells(iRow, 3).Value = Me.CodeP31.Value
ws.Cells(iRow, 4).Value = Me.CodeP32.Value
ws.Cells(iRow, 5).Value = Me.CodeP33.Value
ws.Cells(iRow, 6).Value = Me.P31.Value
ws.Cells(iRow, 7).Value = Me.P32.Value
ws.Cells(iRow, 8).Value = Me.P33.Value
ws.Cells(iRow, 9).Value = Me.amount.Value

'clear the data
Me.vendor.Value = ""
Me.Description.Value = ""
Me.amount.Value = ""

End Sub

A:Userform + use combobox to specify in which worksheet the data is entered

Hi. welcome to the forum.

You forgot (in some cases important fact) to say which version of Excel are you using?
Can you post a sample with the macro and userform to test, it's easier then 'inventing a sheet'.

You explanation and partial code sheds no light on what you really need, or maybe I'm reading it incorrectly.

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I know this has been covered here a billion times as I have combed through the forum for the last few days.Like a lot of other people I can't open anything on my system, I can't do a system restore, I have tried an SFC/scannow, that doesn't work, and I have long since lost the installation CD so I can't repair it that way.I don't care about losing everything, I just want to set my computer to factory settings and be done with it. Please Help.

A:The system could not find the environment option that was entered..again

Hello and welcome, can you list your computer make and model please ?

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This is my first time posting on the forums. I am having this issue with my vista 32x acer desktop. I have run sfc /scannow and it could not repair all damaged files. I cannot read the cbs.log b/c I do not know what I am looking at. everytime I try and run a application, i get this error, "The system could not find the environment option that was entered". I have backed up all my pictures and videos on dvd's and am now contiplating re-installing windows. I have gotten a copy of windows vista and my oem windows key. My desktop came with windows pre-installed but with no disks.

Can someone please provide me with some aid!! I need either a fix for this problem or a step by step tutorial on how to re-install vista on a machine that currently has a pre-installed version on it.


A:The system could not find the environment option that was entered!!!!

I have a suspicion this is related to a bustted Java application.
Try opening add/remove programs and uninstalling Java.
Whether or not it is sucessful install this

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the other day i started experiencing random green dots on my screen during windows and freezes momentarily.. after it recovers i get error event id 4101 "Display driver atikmdag stopped responding and has successfully recovered." it does this repeatedly and makes the computer unusable.
i can run the computer in safe mode without issues. i attempted to uninstall display drivers usind driver sweeper and then reinstall the ati drivers. not sure what to do..

hp pavillion dv7 w/ win7 home 64 and ati mobility radeon hd 4200 M880G

A:my computer just entered the matrix.. green dots everywhere

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i entered the wrong FSB into the bios, the comp will power on but it does noot boot at all, is there any possible way of refreshing the bios or something?

A:entered wrong FSB, now comp wont boot

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I encountered this problem for several times, When I resume my laptop from Hibernate, just after I entered my password and got the "Enter" pressed, my PC freezes and stuck on the welcome page, How to solve this issue?

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I have IE6 on XP and when I enter an address into the adress bar and hit enter, nothing happens to the ie browser window but the address entered then opens in a new firefox window?

Or if I do get a page to load in ie6, if I click a link on that page, it then opens that link in a new firefox window.

I also have ie7 installed to a temp location so I could test it before doing a full install but it has been working for a while without a problem until recently. IE7 still works fine.

I did the scan with the winxp cd to check my system files.

It is also kind of random and doesn't happen all the time or if I close and restart ie6 it will usually work fine again for a while.

Any ideas on how to fix or what caused it?


A:address entered in IE6, opens a Firefox window?

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I have set up a Windows 7 machine that shares out a hard drive as a network share along with printers to our network. On another computer I was mapping the network drive and accidentally entered the wrong credentials (wrong user name) and choose the remember credentials setting, and it would not let me map the drive. I tried to go back in and remap the drive again but Windows is remembering the user name/password and I can't map it. I can map the drive from any other computer just fine. Does anyone know how to make Windows forget the credentials so I can map the drive?

A:Entered Wrong password, now can't map network drive

Well to my knowledge.. If you put in the wrong password and remember the credentials... it would just prompt you again. Hm

Have you tried running ccleaner?

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Hi there, I hae windows 7 x64 and it's currently haing a problem that baffles me.
Wheneer I enter my password the first time it says that it is incorrect, but the next time I enter it, it works correctly.
Help would be appreciated! Sorry about the missing letters my V key doesn't work (no its not in my password)

A:Password doesn't work first time entered

Replace the keyboard.

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My laptop is a toshiba with window vista and it continues to show that "the system could not find the environment option that was entered" in almost every function I want to perform on the laptop. Please help.

A:The system could not find the environment option that was entered.

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So I have been having this couponarific crud popping up so my dad got me ESET NOD32 ANTIVIRUS for my computer. I try to install it today and it says something like you do not have the permission to install this or something. I decide to delete Microsoft Essentials and a bunch of other Mircosoft stuff that doesn't look like they should be on my computer and now I keep on getting the same message.

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\IC\bin\wmsnap.exe

The system could not find the environment option that was entered.

This stuff pops up right when I log on to my account and it doesn't go away! What is going on? I currently cannot play games, install, uninstall or do anything else. I also do not have anything currently on my computer to protect me from viruses and malware. So what can I do to fix this? Also the game I have been trying to play as well as uninstall is Star Wars the Old Republic.

A:The system can not find the environment option that was entered. Help!

First of all, MSE and ESET generally won't detect adware which is what couponarific is.

Try entering Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode

Once in Safe Mode, download and run Microsoft Security Essentials again.
Download and run Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free : Do a Custom Scan and check the box to scan for Rootkits, Scan C:
Download and run AdwCleaner : AdwCleaner Download
Download and run SuperantiSpyware : SUPERAntiSpyware - Downloading File

Attach the logs created by the programs you just ran to your next post.

If you wish to continue to use ESET, lets clean up the PC first and then we will remove MSE correctly to allow you to install ESET.

Just for fun, run SFC Scan
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I have a frustrating problem with the CD (both drives I have R and RW), Floppy drive and USB.
When inserting a new media to the drive (any of them) after boot the drive does not recognize the media (as if it?s empty). The same is for the USB. The new media is detected but is not reachable.
If the media (any one of the above) is present during boot it will work. Take it out and re-insert it won?t work

All worked fine at some point it stopped working. I don?t remember the exact point but it may be after doing some updates to the XP (SP1 + other updates).

I tried everything I can think of:
? Downloading updated drivers (IDE, PCI, ?.)
? XP updates + SP2

None of the above solved the problem. PLEASE HELP ME?.

I?m running the following system:
? GigaByte KT266A with the most updated VIA drivers.
? AMD 1400

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Nevermind, figured it out. The MS Hosts file was corrupted/changed. Ran HostsXpert to fix.

A:IE, FF, and Safari adding "http:///%20" before entered address

Thank you for letting us know trentraven.

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I'm not too accustomed to Access and here's my situation. I had an Access 2000 database which I converted to an Access 2007 database. I changed some information (names) within the tables, queries, and forms, and even changed the name of a report. Everything seems to be working fine, except when I try to open one of my reports through the forms pop-up box, I receive this message "'The report name '?' you entered in either the property sheet or macro is misspelled or refers to a report that doesn't exist." I can open and review the report through the navigation pane, but not through the pop-up box. I've already changed the Record Source name to the new name, but still receiving that message. I have another report that opens just fine through the pop-up box, but I didn't change that name.

Any help would be highly appreciated.

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when i try to install anything i receive an error message that tells me system could not find the environment option that was entered help please. I'm using Vista on a Gateway.

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hey im running win7 32 bit - it has been running perfectly fine, and all of a sudden I cannot login, I get BSOD right after i type my passwd and hit enter, very frustrating can anyone help? I have attatched zip below - thanks in advance...

oh btw - i tried to get the perfmon report and it failed, " an error occurred " so i was unable to attatch

A:Fast BSOD / Crash after passwd entered

What happens if you try to enter safe mode?

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I'm wondering if it is possible for during a macro (that basically inserts the date, inserts new columns and then selects a specific cell) for a "box" to pop up, the user then inserts the text (so it would be say, "Mathematics", then hopefully this inserts this into the specific cell.

I've looked at comment, but would rather have that! And if possible, for it to not allow an empty box.

Is there any way to do this?


A:Excel: Text box to popup and information HAS to be entered?

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Good afternoon.I have searched the internet and for an answer to this and cannot locate one. Any help would be really great!I have a spreadsheet with expenses as part of a person's personal finances. The person can enter either a monthly expense or yearly expense for each item. What I want is regardless of which one they choose to enter, the other period will calculate accordingly.For example,...............................A..........................B....................1........................Monthly.................Yearly................2...Rent.................??.........................??...................3...............................................................................If the person enters $800 under monthly I want the Yearly cell to automatically calculate the annual amount. If the person chooses to enter a Yearly amount I want the Monthly cell to automatically calculate the monthly amount.What formulas would I place in the Monthly (A2) and Yearly (B2) cells so this can be done?Thanks again.

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I think i have some kind of malware. I am unable to use many functions on my computer, I always get the same error message "C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe The system could not find the environment option that was entered." I can't open system restore, because I get that same error message. I think its any .exe operations that I cannot use. My malware program won't open normally but when I tried it in safe mode, it didnt find any problems. I also tried system restore in safe mode and from the boot screen, and it told me system protection was turned off, so I tried to turn it back on and the security tab that was needed to do this was missing. I don't have the windows 7 install disc because it was a factory install. I can't install any new programs and now I keep getting error messages saying I may have counterfeit software. In the bottom right corner of the desktop it says "Windows 7 Build 7600 This copy of Windows is not genuine"

A:The system could not find the environment option that was entered

Hello kdaughtridge and welcome to Seven Forums.

It sounds like you have several issues going all at once. It will help us help you if you list your system specs. At the top of every Seven Forums page you'll see User CP. Click on that and in the left column you'll see Edit System Spec. From there you can provide details about your computer.

You didn't say what anti-malware you're using. Try to download and install the free Malwarebytes from here. (You may have to use safe mode or install to a thumb drive if you aren't able to instlal any new programs.) Update the data base and run the full scan. You can either post the Malwarebytes log here for review or let it delete whatever malware it might find.

Please post back with your results so we can determine the next best course of action.

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My computer will not forward data entered on a web site. For instance: In trying to pay on PayPal, the payment data does not get sent. On a job application site the application I filled out does not get sent. Nothing gets sent on any site where I fill out some kind of a form and try to send it.
Am running Explorer 6.0 and Windows XP. I have cleared all cookies, temp files, history several times with no success. Do not want to install Explorer 7.0 as I have heard of too many problems.
Anyone got any ideas as to what may be wrong here?

Actually, I wonder if this message will get sent?

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Hi All,

got a quick question wherein Row 3 to Row 30 are hidden in Sheet2 and is reading the data from "Sheet1", need hidden rows to unhide only when input the data in Column C and D in Sheet1.

And, merge the cells with same "Team Name" after sorting if not in order in Sheet2 (sample sheet attached & available at


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we got a new computer, set it up entered name and password... installed software then coworker installed office and now the password wont let us in.

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I would like to create a spreadsheet and when new data is entered, it would send out a gmail alert to a a few other people. Is that possible? If so, can I do it on Google Docs (Sheets)?

A:Email alerts when new data entered spreadsheet

See here for Google docs:

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My laptop is a toshiba with window 7 and it continues to show that "the system could not find the environment option that was entered" please help!!.

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I created a query with a paramater that prompts the user to enter a start date and an end date to query a table based on the entered dates. I have this data displayed on a report so when the report is opened, it automatically asks for the start date and the end date. My question...

Is it possible to have the selected date range the user typed in, displayed somewhere on my report?

The report works great except there is nothing on the report that specifies...'Date range is 1/1/02 to 4/25/02'.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Display user entered date range

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Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
The system is set to start the screen saver after 10 minutes, and to display the logon screen on resume.
The power settings are:

Sleep after: Never
Allow hybrid sleep: On
Turn off display after: 20 minutes
Require a password on wakeup: Yes

The system is set to display a screen requesting a PIN rather than a password.
When I went to access the system, I clicked the screen and the prompt for the PIN was displayed as usual. However, when I typed in my PIN using the keypad (Num Lock was on), nothing appeared in the field. I then switched to the password prompt and entered my password. I could see the usual obscuring dots in the field, and there is no doubt that I struck the correct keys, however my password was rejected twice. I rebooted the system and everything was normal.
Anybody have any idea of what's going on? Is it possibly a hardware problem with the keyboard?

A:Lock screen: PIN cannot be entered, password rejected

All I could thing was the keyboard wire could of came a little loose and are you sure didnt have caps on.

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HI all
Im desperate, my Iomega 1tb external hdd has been encrypted and somehow windows autolocked it , now whenever the drive is installed freezes up, and if it passes to the part of the password key, bitlocker stops responding all together. I have tried connecting
and disconnecting several times but its always the same thing, Bitlocker encryption drive stops responding
please assist me here

A:Bitlocker encryption is not responding when unlock key is entered

To troubleshoot the issue, I suggest you restart the machine in Safe Mode and plug the external encrypted drive on the machine, and then type the password key again.
Does the window freeze up now? If not, please restart the machine in Normal Mode and perform a
Clean Boot to check the result.
Otherwise, I suggest you plug the drive on another Windows 7 machine and unlock it. Does the issue persist? If not, please run a Check Disk and move the drive back
to the original machine.
NovakPlease remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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I hope the DDS Attach is attached as I followed the 'manage attachments' window at the bottom and it said it was uploaded. If it didn't I'll figure it out and reply with that post.

1st) this is the same Steevow with the "Virus Burst? Nightmare" post on 1-5-11. You can read that and delete it, just so you have an idea what's been happening....... I had no idea if the redirecting would prevent me from reaching this site again, which is the problem with email and email on reaching the other site that ''was'' helping me out. I'll stay here.

One more thing after running an updated SuperAntiSpyware scan this morning it found the usual adware tracking, but it also found this HKU\S entry in the registry (hmmm....doesn't this resemble the proper HKUS\ log in HJT?) Anyway it found the following: Rogue.Pallidium HKU\S-1-5-21-823518204-1123561945-725345543-1003\software\microsoft\currentversion\internetsettings#WaronPostredirect. SAS didn't/couldn't quarantine it or clean it because I ran it twice in a row.
**after the # sign it starts with War......that's the first 3 initials to my last name. Coincidence???
Don't know what those numbers mean, but I did find 2 folders with this type of numbering (not the same but ending in 1003 like the above) in C/Documents&Settings/Administrator/Application/Microsoft/Protect.
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A:HJT, DDS, GMER logs entered here. Virus Burst?

I figured I should post the latest ESET Scan, TDSSKiller Scan (which may be of no consequence anymore) and yesterday's ComboFix Scan.
Almost didn't make it to this page due to the redirection infection -- "System Error.....please scan...blah blah....." This is the problem that was mentioned as a possible commercial version of VirusBurst. It is why I cannot log in to the other tech site that was helping me. Why Gmail worked on this site is a good question.
The ESET and TDSSKiller found infections in Dec. more than once, but all seems clean now (unless we're being fooled). There's nothing now, but just in case you may see something I posted those scans. I have older ones showing the infections if you're interested. The ComboFix I ran 3 days ago allowed me to re-connect to the internet. At that point I really didn't care if my hard drive gets destroyed by running it without guidance, but I had nothing to lose.

FYI...MalwareBytes finds ZERO infections with complete scan. Avira will notify me of TR/Crypt.XPACK.Gen2 detections. SAS in the previous post. Hope that helps some so we can kill this infection that's causing me to lose business through word of mouth who then contacts me through my email.

**********esets_scanner_update returned -1 esets_gle=49153
# version=7
# OnlineScannerApp.exe=
# OnlineScanner.ocx=
# api_version=3.0.2
# EOSSerial=c690de05c0d0fd45a7b5e4ee0e5700b4
# end=finished
# remove_checked=false
# a... Read more

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Hi Folks - need some advice here. I recently bought a new homebuilt system given my Dell box going south on me.

Here's the issue:

The boot time on the Dell box (XPS 430 Core 2 Quad - 8GB Ram - Radeon 4000x series) was virtually instantaneous from the time I hit enter on the password screen till I see the desktop.

However, the new box...

Intel Core i7-3770K 3.50 GHz 8MB Cache/Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H Motherboard/VisionTek 900339 Radeon HD 6850 Video Card - 1024MB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0/Seagate Barracuda 3.5" 1TB 7200 rpm 64 mb cache/16 GB Dual Channel DDR3 PNY SDRAM at 1067MHz/1333MHz

...takes almost 33 seconds from the time I hit enter on the password till I see the desktop!

Now here's what really doesn't compute. There is less data in the new install, and the page file is on another hdd, in additon to the 8 core processor with 16 GB of faster ram & an 80% free 1TB HDD.

I've been trying to all sorts of different approaches to try to resolve the 33 second problem:

1. Event viewer per this TechRepublic video: TR Dojo: Diagnose slow Windows 7 boot with Event Viewer | TechRepublic (no processes or programs indicated)

2. Clean booting per this page: How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows Vista or Windows 7

3. Bios default settings (not many changes anyways)

4. Manually checking ALL entries in the Device Manager for driver updates

5. Checking all manuf websites for new drivers or windows updates

6. Defragging

7. Avast ful... Read more

A:Unknown 30 second boot delay after password entered

Try Process Monitor and perform a boot trace.

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All of a sudden I have to enter my OutLook Express PassWord each time I start up OE. I must have changed a setting somewhere but I can not find where. The Remember this PassWord box has a check mark in it but the box is grayed out - I can't turn it off or on. It's not so much a functional problem as it is a nuisance. I do dumb things and then don't remember how I did them. It's highly probable this is one of those. This site will be very helpful to me. Thanks a lot, DumbQuestions


A:OutLook Express - make PW auto entered

Go to File > Identities > Manage Identities > Properties, uncheck 'Require a password'.

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On my Windows 7 PCs I must type a user name to access the shares it can be 1 letter or anything is there a way to remove that so access doesn't require any type of additional input?

A:Sharing requires a user name entered how do I remove that

Quote: Originally Posted by StriderS

On my Windows 7 PCs I must type a user name to access the shares it can be 1 letter or anything is there a way to remove that so access doesn't require any type of additional input?

Nope. If there were no user name everyone would have access.

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I have a belkin wireless router and I was screwing around trying to set up a static ip and accidentally changed the router's default gateway to an incorrect setting which also happens to be the address of another router on my network. I changed the settings in the router's config and since it is invalid, even if I match my comps settings to it, it is useless. Now the router is essentially dead which i completely understand but just wanted to know if there is anyway to get back into its settings to change it back to the default....I think i might have trashed it.

default was just like any belkin. i entered this in the browser and under the connection type where i was trying to set up the static ip, i manually entered an invalid default gateway and might have even disabled dhcp.

should i just get another 20 dollar router?

A:Entered wrong default gateway for router

Reset it to factory defaults by holding the reset button down for 15 seconds with power on. Then you can access it using the standard procedure from the manual and reconfigure it.

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My hp 2000 laptop. System disabled what to do

View Solution.

A:My nephew entered the password incorrectly 3 times. Now my h...

Hi: Enter this unlock passcode... 70884819

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:34:58 PM, on 1/17/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxWatch9.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Roxio Shared\9.0\SharedCOM\RoxMediaDB9.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32... Read more

A:Text Entered In Fields (login) Automatically Backs Out

I apologize for the very long delay. We have a huge backlog of HijackThis Logs to handle and it has been taking us greater time than normal to get caught up. If you are still having a problem, and want us to analyze your information, please post a brand new hijackthis log. If we do not hear back from you within a couple of days we will need to close your topic.When posting your logs please post them directly into the reply. Do not attach them.Also make sure you have already followed the steps outlined below:Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis LogThank you for your patience.

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Firstly, my IE's gone nuts and closes immediately after opening. So I followed microsoft's instructions to reinstall it, then I discovered I can't open any .exe files at all, showing 'the system could not find the environment option that was entered'

So I tried system restore, but the same error pops up each time I click system restore, even with directly clicking rstrui,exe.

I tried system restore in safe mode, which the restore itself worked, but the error still pops out when I open .exe files.

It seems that all file system stuff is out of order, as I can't even attach a document onto an email using the system dialogue 'choose a file'. When I click add an attachment, nothing pops out.

Before all this happened I did use a cleanup application called '360 Total Security'...but not sure if that's at fault...

So what are my options now? I don't have a win7 installer disc as win7 is preinstalled in the computer when bought.


Edit: Win7 Home Premium 64-bit

A:'The system could not find the environment option that was entered' error

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"The string you entered for the image verification did not match what was displayed."
I get the above error message when I try to register for websites. However I am not getting any image to verify when I try to register.
I tried this on another computer that still has Internet explorer 6 and had no problems. An image appeared, I verified the numbers, and was able to register. I can only assume this has something to do with Internet Explorer 8 which I recently installed on this, the problem computer.

A:The string you entered for the image verification did not match what was displayed.

If you think IE8 is the problem...roll back to a previous version of IE.

But...I've had IE8 installed on my two desktops for some's not an inherent problem associated with IE8 for all users.


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Seting up my Windows Account on a new Windows 8.1 PC I entered an incorrect email address. Towards the end of the setup I was told to check my emails for the code needed to complete the setup process. Clearly I can't find the code because I gave an incorrect email address. So my Microsoft account is in limbo and I can't use it. The computer and Windows 8.1 work fine but I can't use my Windows Account. I've tried a number of things to sort this out without success. Please help.

A:Wrong email Address Entered During Account Setup

Hello bdlittlewood, and welcome to Eight Forums.

See if you may be able to switch your account to a local account first, then switch it back to a Microsoft account using the correct address to fix this.

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8

Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 8

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CommonProgramFiles=C:\Program Files\Common Files
PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER=x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13, GenuineIntel
ProgramFiles=C:\Program Files

kindly resolve the above problem on acer extensa 4620 notebook, im using windows 7 OS

A:The system couldnot find the environment option that was entered


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Little Man Computer : Output Largest and Lowest of Three Numbers Entered
1) Write LMC program (similar to the two examples in the LMC Stuff folder) to perform the following:
a) Input three integers (from the input basket)
b) Compare the three integers and find the minimum and maximum values of the three.
c) Output two values (to the output basket), the minimum followed by the maximum of the three inputs

I've spent over 10+ Hours trying to learn how to get this to work.
I have things like this, but It's too much code and waste.. I need a simple solution to this, if anyone can calloborate or help with hints and what not, I am not asking you to do my home-work, but help me, because never seen a LMC example with proper difficult level of coding.

I have

0 IN
1 STO 10
2 IN
3 STO 11
4 IN
5 STO 12
6 SUB 11 # Subtract 11 from 12. 12-11 = +1= C-B = +1, C is is Big
8 LDA 11 # else B IS BIG over C. load C. = 11 IS BIG OVER 12.
9 SUB 10 # Subtract 10 from 11. B-A = +1, than C is big
10 BRP bigB # GO FOR B is bigger over A.
11 LDA 10 # else A IS BIG OVER B.
12 STO 99
13 LDA 99
14 OUT
15 LDA 11
16 SUB 12 #SUB 12 FROM 11. 11-12 = B-C= +1== B IS BIG....
17 LDA 12
19 OUT
20 HLT
22 LDA 12 # C IS BIG,
23 SUB 10 # Subtract 10 from 12. 12-10 = +2. Still 12 Big and A SMALL
24 BRP big1210
26 STO 99
27 OUT
28 LDA 10
29 STO 97
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Trying to write some code that checks the DateDiff between 2 fields once the 2nd date is entered. This is the code as it stands...

Dim Days As Integer
Dim msg As String
Days = DateDiff("d", [Agent Notified], [Collected])
msg = "Date Difference is " & Days
MsgBox (msg)

I tried placing the code behind the "On Change" event but it tries to run the code after each digit of the date is entered so I placed it behind the "Before Update" event. This seems to work better apart from if a date is entered in error which is then deleted. I then get a "Invalid Use Of Null" message.

Question 1: Is the "Before Update" event the place to have this code?

Question 2: What is the "Ignore if null" code?


A:Solved: Access 2003 - DateDiff after date is entered.

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My husband's desktop icons are jiggling around on the screen and then disappearing. Following the instructions on the closed thread and I ran Panda Active Scan and then HijackThis (under Delbard) but when I attempted to post them (with the extra.txt attached) I received the above error message. What do I do now? Thanks.

A:The text that you have entered is too long (241241 characters). Please shorten it to

Attach the Panda log as well. That should cut it down to size.

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bit of a strange one.

does anyone know of a way to make the user enter a certain character before they can enter any other characters into a textbox on a vba form. eg -i want the user to enter a currency symbol in a text box labelled 'unit price' before entering the unit price. my work colleagues have a habit of only entering the numbers and not the currency symbols which then means that the unit price could be £ or $ and not specified as one or the other.


A:VBA form textbox lock untill certain character is entered

Here's a pretty user-friendly solution: add a "currency type" option group to your form that has no default value, and disable the textbox until the user selects an option from the group (which will also add the appropriate currency character to the textbox).



Okay, so, I'm a grammar freak.

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