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DELL 968 AIO - Communication not available with computer

Q: DELL 968 AIO - Communication not available with computer

I down loaded Windows 10 PRO two days ago upgrading from Windows 7 PRO which was running fine. I made no changes what so ever and now I cannot get the printer or FAX to communicate with the computer. Any suggestions on how to solve this problem would be greatly appreciated.

Bud Rose

A: DELL 968 AIO - Communication not available with computer

Yes. Goto the manufactures web site for your printer and download windows 10 drivers and run the install. Do the same for the modem that you were using for fax, and make sure it shows up in the device manager without a yellow exclamation point, and then make sure the Windows Fax software is installed.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 laptop with Windows Vista OS. I have a Dell 926 printer interfaced to it via USB. Printer driver is installed and the printer does communicate at times with the computer and does a good job printing. However, intermittently when trying to print a document I'll get a message on the computer that says that communication has been lost and print job failed.

I've checked all connections to make sure they are solid and no debris that might cause this.
That has not corrected the problem.
The other thing that happens is that the document I want to print will stay in the print queue/spooler and if I shut the computer and printer down and restart both it will print the job. And it may continue to print jobs but it's just a matter of time.

Needless to say this is frustrating. I can print several jobs in a row with no problem and then I'll get this "communication has been lost between printer and computer". And I have to go thru the procedure above to get the last job printed.

My wife doesn't understand how this works and will try to print the same job several times with the commo problem and then complains when it won't print.....and then they all print when the above procedure is followed.

Any ideas what is going on??? Any fixes??

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Noticed something interesting with the USB port, which is near the DC jack, on the left side.
If I plug a wireless mouse receiver into that port, and if the power cable is connected also, then the mouse cursor hangs up pretty often - moving mouse, it just freezes very often, especially if the system is doing something a bit more than idling, i.e. Dropbox file indexing or Windows bootup.
If I remove the DC cable, then the freezing becomes less noticeable, but still is there.
If I put that WL mouse receiver into the right USB port, everything works fine and there are no freezes.
I could live with that, but if I attach an external HDD to that faulty port, often, when there are prolonged data transfer, that data can become corrupted, and that's a bit of a problem :)
All the drivers all upgraded and latest.
What should I do, what could be the solution?


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Short description: I cannot print.

Long description: After installing Avast! and ZoneAlarm my computer has stopped printing. I have the Dell AIO 922 Printer and everything was working fine before this. Whenever I try to print anything it just hangs in the queue and I eventually get a Dell Error stating that the printer cannot communicate with the computer. It's interesting because it never gives an "error" in the print queue just hangs on "printing" and never does anything.

I have a red error under "Application" in Event Viewer that looks like this:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: Application Hang
Event Category: (101)
Event ID: 1002
Date: 12/31/2008
Time: 3:15:40 PM
User: N/A
Computer: COMPUTER
Hanging application dlbtpswx.exe, version, hang module hungapp, version, hang address 0x00000000.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
0000: 41 70 70 6c 69 63 61 74 Applicat
0008: 69 6f 6e 20 48 61 6e 67 ion Hang
0010: 20 20 64 6c 62 74 70 73 dlbtps
0018: 77 78 2e 65 78 65 20 32 wx.exe 2
0020: 2e 37 30 2e 30 2e 30 20 .70.0.0
0028: 69 6e 20 68 75 6e 67 61 in hunga
0030: 70 70 20 30 2e 30 2e 30 pp 0.0.0
0038: 2e 30 20 61 74 20 6f 66 .0 at of
0040: 66 73 65 74 20 30 30 30 fset 000
0048: 30 30 30 30 30 00000
And two under "System" which look... Read more

A:Dell AIO 922 Printer Communication issue

Crisis Averted

Well, after some more digging I found a rather helpful troubleshooter on Dell's Support Page:

Dell Printer Troubleshooter

I'd recommend using it if you are having similar problems. Interestingly, it seems as if the uninstall was not completely successful before, even though I used Revo. I had to go into Device Manager and click on Show Hidden Devices under View and uninstall it there as well. This may or may not have been the final trick to get it to uninstall but the printer works successfully after using this step.

Also, after going through the troubleshooter above you will find the latest driver for download on one of the steps. Currently the driver is located here:

Dell AIO 922 Driver

Now, I think I actually had the latest driver...BUT after you unzip/install the driver I found an uninstall file in there located here: C:\Dell922\install\dlbtunst. This may or may not have been the final trick to get it to uninstall but the printer works successfully after using this step. Then I rebooted. [Note that when you unzip the driver it will ask you immediately if you want to start the process of installing the driver, but at this point you want to cancel out of that. You'll do that later...see below.]

Now, upon reboot I actually got the found new hardware balloon which is what you're hoping for to show that it was completely uninstalled previously. Note that during this process of finding and installing the new hard... Read more

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i can't find drivers for PCI Simple communication Controller.

hardware id PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C3A&SUBSYS_04B01028&REV_04.

please help

A:PCI Simple communication Controller for Dell N5110

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When I turn on my scanner (CanoScan 4400F) connected via usb cable, it shows in the device manager with a + (plus) sign, and right click on it, I get the notice that the device is working properly, also in Devices and Printers the scanner is there.
But when I open an image editor (Paint Shop Pro) and press the Acquire button I get a message that the program could to find the scanner, so in the program opened the window to select source and the scanner was there, again I selected it but could not scan. I used the original installation CD, reinstalled it, restarted and the trouble still there. I looked again in device manager and the scanner is there, in properties I get the message "This device is working properly." I even connected the cable to another usb port, no progress.
However, the "test scanner" remains Gray.
Added here 3 screenshots, if it helps.
Any idea to solve the problem ?

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Dell computer, W 10, is four days old and it suddenly stops communicating with the desktop. Logitech mouse still active and moves around on screen, but there are no letters written. Microsoft updates made no difference. switches are on and batteries new.
Any suggestions?

A:no communication between computer and keyboard

Originally Posted by guybc

Dell computer, W 10, is four days old and it suddenly stops communicating with the desktop. Logitech mouse still active and moves around on screen, but there are no letters written. Microsoft updates made no difference. switches are on and batteries new.
Any suggestions?

Hi guybc and welcome to Tenforums.
I assume the keyboard is wireless? I believe it connects using a USB adapter, right? If so, can you try plugging that adapter into a different USB port? If it's Bluetooth, have you tried re-pairing it with the system? Being that it's only 4 days old, have you called Dell Tech Support for troubleshooting, to see if it may be defective?

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I have a Deskjet 672c Inkjet computer (HP).
When I try to print off the internet it stops in the middle of printing
and I get an error message that the printer has lost communcation with the computer.

Any help I can get on this would be appreciated.

A:printer loses communication with computer

Could be a number of things- first, check all your cables and plugs.

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When I connected my MDG Visionbook (running Windows XP) to a projector I got the message on the projector screen 'No input detected on RGB1'.

When I plug/unplug the projector into/from the computer I get the typical 'tinkalink' sound indicating the computer is recognizing that hardware has been plugged into it. But I can't find anywhere in the control panel or anywhere else a link indicating the computer recognizes the projector. I purchased this computer in 2007, so it is getting a little old. However, other than this problem it runs fine.

An aside : I did try connecting the projector to a newer computer running Vista, and no problem : the projector recognized the computer immediately and automatically.

So it would appear that my question is : how can I get my old MDG to recognize this projector? If anyone can help me with this problem I would much appreciate it.

Thank you,

A:Computer/projector communication problem

You have to enable the output in the Control Panel under Display Settings. On the last tab called Settings you should see two monitors, one will be the projector, you must right click on it and it enable it.

Also on that tab it will show you the model number of your video card, you may want to post that in case we need to update the drivers or use the video card's own control panel to enable the secondary display.

You can also post the model number of the Visionbook, it should be marked on the bottom.

Windows Vista and 7 are smarter and enable most additional displays when they are connected, Windows XP doesn't.

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Hi There,

I help people fix up their computers in my spare time. In the last few days, I have run across this same problem not once, but twice! And I'm somewhat baffled as to what might be causing it. I thought I'd throw it out there and see what you guys thought.

Simple standard desktop computer. Standard printer. All of a sudden when the user tries to print, they get the following message:


Here is what I have already tried:

- I checked the "Printers and Faxes" window and the printer is definitely installed and set as the default printer.

- I checked the Device Manager for any problems with the printer driver. I uninstalled the printer and then "scanned for hardware changes" and it re-appeared back in the Device Manager. I assume that means it re-installed itself. NOTE: There is a problem with a network driver, but I'm not sure that it's related to the printing problem.

- I tried to print a test page via "properties", but nothing comes out. The error message appears again.

- The printer is turned on and has sufficient ink.

- The USB cable between the pc and the printer has been unplugged, plugged back in, even replaced in one case.

- I checked the print spooler. In one case it is running, and in 1 case it is not running. In the case where it is not running, the only dependency is the RPC, which is running. I can not get the... Read more

A:COMMUNICATION NOT AVAILABLE: The Printer Can Not Communicate With The Computer. HELP!


Is it possible to test the printer in another computer to rule out the possibility that the printer is faulty ? I would also like to know what is the model of the printer /printers.

There are few things I would try to fix this problem,
on the computer where the print spooler won't start in command prompt
sfc /scannow to check that one of these files might be corrupted
also it spooler issue could be problem with registry, unfortunately I don't
know that area too well.

The problem could also be usb drivers related, (before using this I suggest making restore point just in case)

Unplug all usb devices and boot computer to safe mode.

Go to Device manager, in the view Tab Select the Show Hidden Devices Option

Uninstall Human Interface Devices\USB Human Interface Devices and\or Composite USB
Uninstall Universal Host Controllers\USB Root Hubs
Uninstall Universal Serial Bus Controllers\USB Host Controllers
Uninstall All USB devices Printers. Scanners, Etc

Reboot computer to normal windows, it will automatically reinstall the usb controllers.
Windows might ask you to restart your computer, do that if prompted.

Go to Printers and Faxes and click File
Select Server Properties
Open Drivers Tab and remove all drivers
Install your printer software and now plug your printer.
Test Printing, if the printer still doesn't work on the printer
Select Properties and go to Adva... Read more

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Hello all!

Could someone give a little enlightenment on this problem?

I have a server computer which is always on and for 4 years
everything was OK with my linux OS. The computer stayed
on 24/7 unless the UPS signaled a power-off in case of long AC failure.

Now at random time laps the computer stops all HD communication
and of course hangs. It does not "see" any disk (except the DVD writer)
even after a cold reset but only after closing the PC from the PSU switch.
Even after that, most of the times it will see only one HD (the first in SATA order)
and after 1 or 2 tries it sees both. Then it works 100% perfect until randomly (after
1, 3 or ever 30 days) it happens again. Note that nothing changed
in hardware setup, the PC is in the same original configuration.

At first glance, there are no HD issues as I have one 2TB SATA and
one 128GB SSD setup.

Has anyone of you faced something like that? I suspect a 80%
motherboard failure and a 20% PSU failure.

Thank you for your time

A:Computer suddelnly stops all HD communication

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I HAVE A hp Smartphoto C4280 all in one printer that was working great until I replaced ink. They are the remanufactured ones. When cartridges replaced printer did not respond. I have tried 3 different sets of cartridges. I have windows XP on a dell Dimension E 310 desktop computer. Printer is approx. 3-4 yrs old.
Printer will print out a beautiful test page with good blk $ wht and color print but when I try to print a job it spits out a blank page. I have tried several solutions with no success, HELP please!!!

A:computer unable to establish two way communication with the printer

have you thought about reinstalling the Drivers?

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Hi there,

I am running a Vostro Dell Laptop running Vista and recently I have been having some seperate issues which I'm wondering are due to one major issue. I initially had problems with my Lexmark 1200 printer which stopped communicating with the computer. I solved this once but its immediatly stopped working again. I have now tried to reinstall the original software but no change, this time round I can't get it to work. This has in turn crashed Microsft Word whilst I have been trying to solve the printer. The same day Mozilla Firefox crashed.....I've now got this going again by reinstalling it but I have had to do this several times in the last month. My computer is now running quite slowly and over the las 6 months I have had to reinstall various programmes as they have stopped working for reasons unknown! This is not only becoming frustrating but I'm worried I may have deeper issues. I really just want everything to be working happily again (including my printer which started all this!).....any help gratefully recieved.


The logs....

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 20:27:02, on 23/01/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
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Log sample: (note the time... yes i was asleep) 
Information 5/21/2016 6:42:06 AM Dell Product Registration 0 NoneInformation 5/21/2016 6:42:06 AM Dell Foundation Services 0 NoneInformation 5/21/2016 6:41:56 AM Dell Product Registration 0 NoneInformation 5/21/2016 6:41:56 AM Dell Foundation Services 0 NoneInformation 5/21/2016 6:26:31 AM Dell Foundation Services 0 NoneInformation 5/21/2016 6:26:31 AM Dell Product Registration 0 NoneInformati... Read more

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The short version of my question is exactly what the topic says-- Can I install a Dell-provided OEM version of Vista on a non-Dell computer?

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Now I'm planning on getting a barebones system and upgrading what I see fit. For the time being, I'm going to use the Windows 7 RC, but I'd like to get the uber-great upgrade deal that they're having to pre-order either the Business or Home Premium version upgrade. So, to do that, I'd need an XP installation or a Vista installation. Is there any reason, legal or software-related, that I wouldn't be able to install Vista using that disk that came with the Vostro?

I heard somewhere that sometimes if you try, it'll say something like "This is not a Dell computer, you evil, evil person" and refuse to install, so I wanted to make sure before I pre-ordered the upgrade. I don't want to get the upgrade and have nothing to upgrade, of course.

A:Solved: Can I install a Dell-provided OEM version of Vista on a non-Dell computer?

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A:Dell 8900, Gaming Computer, Dell Alienware Aurora

There is a power issue with the external hard drive.

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Was given a Dell Optiplex 360 that I found out after getting a nasty virus had a bootleg XP OS
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thus at least at this point not able to connect with my cable internet. Cable people told me I needed the drivers.Any suggestions or can it just not be done.
Thanks, Al

A:Loading Older Dell OS To Newer Dell Computer

You will have to go to the dell website look under support and then drivers and downloads for your model of computer.If you use the service tag number on the computer it will make sure you get the correct ones you need. For future reference so you wont have this hassle again burn all of the drivers to a cd so you will be all set the next time.

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Dell Audio doesn't work on my Dell computers but Realtek does. Why is Dell Audio on my computer if I can't get it to work? It looks like a better program with far more features.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 530, XP PRO, SP3, about a year and a half old. Almost since I first got it, every few months or so, when I boot up it hangs on the Dell screen. When I turn it off and reboot, it is fine. I use Rebit to back up everything on an ongoing basis and have an extended warranty from Dell. Is there anything I can do about this, or should do? Thanks for your help.

A:Dell computer occasionally stuck on Dell screen

I would run a memory tester

Download the prebuilt ISO, burn it to CD as an Image, boot from that CD and run the memory test for a couple of hours or overnight to stress test the memory.


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A:How do I buy a battery for my Dell computer Mod. Dell DE051

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but can anyone help with what I said?

A:Does A Dell Monitor Work With A Non-Dell Computer?

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A:new Dell computer/old Dell printer

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A:dell printer for non dell computer??

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A:no communication

Well, the exact make/model of the router would be useful to start.

Is the printer connected to the desktop using USB? Have you correctly shared the printer? What version of Windows is on the desktop and laptop?
This TCP/IP Home Networking and File Sharing Tutorial should get you started.

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For simplicity:
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Thanks in advance.

A:LAN Communication Down

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I have X86-based PC, MS WIN XP-Pro 5.1.26 SP3, Bios= American Meg Inc, Processor= AMD 1836Mhz, MotherBoard= SiS7001, SiS PCI to USB Controllers.

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A:APC/UPS Non-communication via USB/ XP

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Thank you all...Merci beaucoup.

A:Communication gap

This will let you see what is running,pick the utility you want.
check out the site.

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hi all,
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A:communication over cmd

Unix had a chat command. You just typed chat username (if they're on your network) or chat [email protected] if they were somewhere else. Used it a few times on our old telnet/ssh servers at the university.

You could try this
just a small batch use of the net send command

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Thanks for your input!!

A:Serious Sam Co-op Communication?

Ventrillo or Team Speak both are pretty good programs that work outside of the program taht you are playing. Ventrillo is much clearer that TS, but a bit more difficult to setu. As for ingame mods... I have not a clue.

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See if you can reset the BIOS hardware/software connections and then clear the CMOS to access your Windows 7 install disc.
Resetting hardware/software connections in the BIOS and clearing temporary memory of corruption:Shut down and turn off the computer.
Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector (then remove the battery if it is a laptop).
"Remove the computer from any port replicator or docking station, disconnect
cables to printers or devices such as external monitors, USB memory sticks or SD cards, headset or external speakers, mouse or auxiliary keyboard, turn off WIFI and Bluetooth wireless devices." (Use Hard Reset to Resolve Hardware and Software Issues HP Pavilion dv5000 Notebook PC series - HP Customer Care (United States - English))
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds. This closes the circuit and ensures all
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A:Remote communication.


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A:Network communication

Just a quick guess is to reset the linksys you want to use as the gateway router. Leave your network card settings as dynamic ip on the laptop and see if you get a connection. By default the gateway is set for dynamic so out of the box you should be connected if you laptop card is set as dynamic ip. As for the two same-named units it's most likely because both routers where on and both are named Linksys by default also. So make sure one is unplugged.

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I have the printer set up and printing test sheets beautifully,but when I then go to actually print a real page, I get the error message ;
The printer cannot communicate with the computer.

Try these solutions:

-Disconnect and reconnect the USB cable
-Disconnect and reconnect the printer's power cable
-Restart your computer

Now I've done all of this 5-6 times to no avail. Each time I can get great TEST prints on paper, but no prints of pages I want.

A:Lexmark X74-75 says no communication

This printer is connected directly to the PC ob USB?

DId it use to work?

Have you tried another USB port?

How old is the printer?

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I have installed Abit NF7 motherboards on several of our workstations. The latest simply will not recognize any IDE connections. This is normally something I don't have to worry about. All the BIOS settings are correct; everything is connected correctly. I've spent enough troubleshooting time to conclude that the motherboard is faulty. Am I missing some obscure setting here?

A:Motherboard/IDE communication

Use the CLEAR CMOS jumper to clear/reset the CMOS and connect only one known working drive on a known working 80 wire/40 pin IDE cable - if this doesn't work pull the motherboard out of the case and connect only the bare minimum to it, Powersupply, RAM, Video, CPU, and again only one Drive. If that fails try a different powersupply. Then return the motherboard as faulty.

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Can 2 computers communicate with each other, even in a limited way, when they are connected only with a USB cable?

Thank you,

A:Communication between 2 computers

With the right kind of USB cable - yes. You need a USB cross-over (networking) cable. An ethernet cross-over cable also works if both computers have a network port.
Basically, the wires "cross over" so the out-going signal of one computer goes to the in-bound connection of the other computer. And vice versa. Can be a speedy way to exchange files.

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I have that little yellow ! mark near PCI Communication in the device manager. What I would like to know is does it use the same driver as the modem. How do I install it? When I hilite it and press properties it says" The drivers for this device are not installed (code28.)
to all who respond

A:PCI Communication driver

Hi- That entry IS the modem...only Windows does not have information to identify it correctly, nor can you use it as what it is until the drivers are reinstalled. Was it in place already, and working under your present version of Windows? One thing you can try is going to that entry in Device Manager and when the PCI... is highlighted, click "Remove" then reboot, let it be redetected....most often, this will work. Did you recently format the hard drive?
IF the computer came to you new, and you know that the modem is the same original one AND if you have some CD marked Drivers, Applications, Restore.....the drivers for the modem might be on that. Try the first way now, and get back to us if the drivers are not found when you reboot after removal.

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I'm new to wifi and networking, but a longtime pc user.

I bought a new Dell laptop with XP home SP2 and built-in 802.11g support, and also bought a Belkin 54g pcmcia card to provide the same for my old Toshiba laptop running Win98se. In a few weeks I'll have broadband, and plan to get a wireless router, and hope to add a desktop pc to the network. However, my first steps have produced a problem.

The Belkin pcmcia card and software installed fine, and both laptops 'see' each other either as an unencrypted or WEP encrypted ad hoc (peer) network with excellent signal strength. However, neither one 'sees' the other through 'my computer' or 'network neighborhood/my network places'. As a result, the network doesn't do much of anything at the moment.

I have verified that both have 'microsoft network file sharing' enabled, and I have tried the XP laptop with the firewall turned off. Still, neither can transfer files to the other.

This problem must have occurred to others, but so far I haven't found a thread that explains what the problem is.

Can any experts help?

A:Ad hoc 802.11g network - no communication

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I am new with Visual PC and need your advise in enabling my visual PC to
communicate to the host (which is a stand alone machine). I've installed
Microsoft Loopback adapter at the host machine as suggested at other posted
thread. And set the IP to

The networking type for visual PC has been set to "Microsoft Loopback
adapter" and set the IP for this connection type to

However the visual PC is still unable to connect to the host. When ping the
host IP, it returned "request time out".

Is there any step that I missed/configured incorrectly? Please advise.

A:Visual PC communication

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Pls i have LG gt 365 AT & T.Anytime i try connecting my wap it tells me communication error.i even visited my service provider(mtn Ghana) and they gave me their settings but it still won't work.I need your help please.

A:Communication error

Take the phone back to your service provider and have them check it out for you

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Dear friend,

My system is connected with Oracle server that is installed in another machine in the same N/W, In my system weblogic server is running.
from third system an JSP application running by using Weblogic server and Oracle server.

how can i determine that the oracle server and weblogic server working properly from the third machine (JSP application runnung).

plz advise me regarding the same.....

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Dear Friends;

We have a machine which have two old Industrial PCs with WNT installed. PC 1 is master which send data to PC 2 slave. The two PCs communicate through 3Com communication cards installed in each PC which connected through a Coaxial cable. Now we have been facing a problem that both PCs are not being communicated. We tested the cable, connectors and 3Com cards and found ok. Some time it happens that if we shutdown the PCs and start after half an hour, we found communication ok but after five minutes communication again fails. So I need help from our experts in this forum how I can fix that problem.

The detail of communication card is;
Chip Details,
Parallel Tasking II Performance
3Com 40 0456 004
LUCENT 40-045644
With COAXIAL cable Connector (Old Type 10Mb/Sec)

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HomeNetwork with three Pc's A,B,C one of wich (nb.C) a notebook by wireless adapter.
Two maincomputers communicating allrirght.
However PC B and nb.C (notebook) won't communicate fully. B can see C and read the shared doc's. But C can't find B.
Pinging allright but the name on B will give no reply or the overall nonsense: No Permissions.

All connected to a Experiabox which won't be visible in XP (all run on XP. Pro SP3)
All share the same domain. The experiabox acts as a nameserver by fixed adresses.

File and printersharing allowed. But no simple filesharing in folderoptions.

The funny thing is that with Advanced IP scanner two Pc's A and n.b.C appear with correct IP adresses and Mac.adresses.

But the router and B share the same unknown MAC adress? So perhaps there seems to be a problem with IP associations and names?

Turned off all firewalls, no solution.

Tried with CMD and pinging or name. Pinging again allright but B won't be found on it's name.
With IP Config/all only the pc wich sends the command will be seen.
The Netwerk has been set to Hybride.

Anyone have any idea?

A:communication and IP MAC problem

Draadloze netwerkverbinding 11:
IP-adres van knooppunt: [] Scope-ID: []

Tabel met lokale NetBIOS-namen

Naam Type Status
Butterfly <00> Uniek Geregistreerd
Butterfly <20> Uniek Geregistreerd
MSHOME <00> Groep Geregistreerd
MSHOME <1E> Groep Geregistreerd
MSHOME <1D> Uniek Geregistreerd
..__MSBROWSE__.<01> Groep Geregistreerd

Now this is Dutch.

Draadloze netwerkverbinding= Wireless Networkconnection

Geregistreerd = Registered
Uniek = Unique
Groep= Group

Butterfly= the Notebook

But how could MSHOME become a Unique member, instead of a group?
How to correct this?

With Advanced IPscanner I found out that PC B isn't named but given a unknown C/R ??
The PC B is alive, but not associated with any workgroup.
However in explorer it's named correct and indeed a member of MSHOME.
All three share the same group.

Finding a PC is usually difficult and the fastest way is by a Favorite-option.
Trough explorer it fails 9 times out of ten.

Anyone who can help?

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How can i make one desktop pc and one laptop to communicate each other?
The desktop has 2000Pro and is connecting to the Internet.The laptop(DEll Latitude cpx) has 2000 XP and is the one that i want to connect.The laptop has the Dell fast ethernet ( 10/100 ) base -tx pc card, and the desktop has the respective card as well. Could you please tell me what else i had to do.
Thank you!

A:communication between one pc and one laptop

Do you also wish to share a highspeed Internet Connection? Also is your current internet connection using the Ethernet connection? These will determine the best solution for your problem.

If the above items are not true in your case, then all you need to do is buy one ethernet crossover cable and setup a few settings on both machines, such as Workgoup, file sharing, IP addresses. If you want both to be on the internet at the same, and you have a Ethernet Broadband modem, then you should invest in a Router to create the network.

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I want to enable encrypted communication between the client and server at DCOM level using registry keys but i am unable to find the key.Please help...thanks in advance...

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i have choppy voice communication in cs, butit works in every other thing, like sound recorder. My sound program is Creative Sound Blaster PCI128 and Apparently I have updated drivers and stuff so any help is appreciated Please Respond A.S.A.P.

A:choppy mic communication in cs

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i am making a software in vb which can access the RFID devices on the network and get data from them , currently using range of ip from to, and it's working very fine, now i have another ip(don't know that ip is on the same network or on LAN2) i think this is on LAN2 because of distance (this device is located 15 to 20 Km away from our network) now the problem is that i can't able to get data from this device , i don't know y , but i can ping it successfully, do you know the solution?? I am using VB6. is this network problem ? if it is , then y ping is working on this ip ?

A:Communication error plz help

sunnytn said:

i am making a software in vb which can access the RFID devices on the network and get data from them , currently using range of ip from to, and it's working very fine, now i have another ip(don't know that ip is on the same network or on LAN2) i think this is on LAN2 because of distance (this device is located 15 to 20 Km away from our network) now the problem is that i can't able to get data from this device , i don't know y , but i can ping it successfully, do you know the solution?? I am using VB6. is this network problem ? if it is , then y ping is working on this ip ?Click to expand...

It's 192.168.6.* is on a different subnet so you won't be able to access it using its LAN IP. You should talk to your network people if this is a necessary task.

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All of a sudden I don't have communication between printer and pc. I have removed and installed twice. I have rebooted several times I have plugged and unplugged usb at least twice. I can scan to e-mail and that works but cannot print from e-mail or anywhere else. I have a Dell 3000 demension with windows xp. and a Dell 962 all in one printer Can someone help?

A:communication with printer

Parsnips, Are you really wanting a 'software development' type fix?

Anyway, check this out from the Dell community.

Not your exact problem but definitley worth a try.

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I have A compaq presario 5352 computer, and a Compaq IJ900 Printer. I have always had little aggravating problems with the printer, ever since it was new, but was able to eventual figure them out. But this problem I can not resolve. I was printing out a lot of documents last night & suddenly started getting messages that the printer was not responding. I went through manual & online instructions checking things out & I didn't find the problem. Now I get a message that the PC is having trouble communicating with the Printer. Can anybody help? Thanks JBR

A:No Communication between PC & Printer

Make sure the cable is connected securely to both the computer and the printer, try another cable if you have one.

If you know how go into bios and make sure the port is configured for bidirectional or epp mode.
to enter bios, reboot, watch for prompt saying press <key> to enter setup, find the port settings and try a different one.

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I have a computer in the top of my house and one in the bottom. Is there any way I can communicate to the other computer with messages (maybe a window pops up or a message just appears on screen)? I have a standard router connecting both. Thanks for any help in this matter.

A:Network communication

Windows Messenger would do the trick, but you will have to enable the Messenger service on both PCs and may even have to open the port on each PC's firewall. The ports that can be used by the Messenger service are 135, 137, 138, and 139

net send %name of the other computer% "message"
here is some more information on that command from Microsoft:

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hi everyone!! i hav re-installed my old 56K PCI V/D/F modem and i cant seem to make it work. I wanted to use it for making calls. I have installed the driver for the modem and BitWare but Bitware cannot detect the modem at all. the modem uses com3 port. so are there any software out there which i can use instead? Thanx!!

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What is a pci communication device? Is it the modem? I do not use the modem anymore I have a wireless D-link installed and works great! Can I just delete this from my device manger or can I just leave it their? Thaks for the help.

A:Pci communication device?

When I stopped using a modem, I took it out and stored it. If you take it out in device manager it'll come back when you reboot. If you disable it, it will still draw wattage from your power supply. It is easy to remove. I'd take it out personally.

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I have a practice network of 2 PC's connected using a crossover cable. One has XP Home Edition which is named JimW and the other PC has 98SE and I named it Jim. I had them communicating with each other but the 98SE hard drive decided it was crash time. I did everything I could think of to revive it but it kept showing error messages like "Missing COMMAND.COM line 14" and others similar to this. I gave up diagnosing it (whats your opinion about diagnosing these problems?) so I FDISKED and Formatted it then installed 98SE again.
I went into DOS and tried PINGING them. The XP-JimW pings and DOES find the 98SE PC-Jim showing the paths in the detection process but when I go to the 98SE-Jim PC and type ping JimW it says "Unknown Host". It looks like the XP PC-JimW is finding 98SE-Jim but the 98SE-Jim PC ISN"T finding the XP PC-JimW.
Does anyone have an answer to this so I can get them communicating again?

A:Communication problem

On the Win98 machine, go into the "hosts" file and add the IP address of JimW and the name JimW.

It should already have one entry like this: localhost

So add:

x.x.x.x JimW

Although this is all very unecessary. Just ping the IP address instead of JimW.

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I have bought a Kodak printer for my dad, and gave it to him as a birthday present.
Problem is that there is a error message, everytime he trys to printer, there is a message that there is no communication with the printer.
I have tried every thing, and have no idea whatit may be.
I realise that there is a lot of info missing, but if anyone is experienced in this field, then please reply, and I will get back to you with further details
Somebody plzzz help me make my dad happy


A:No communication between pc and printer

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I recently reformated my computer and installed microsoft 2000. Now, my printer is not communicating with the computer. sometimes the printer will print a full page, other times just part of a page. Problems most often when printing off the internet.I have replaced the cable, installed and uninstalled the most recent versions of hp 990cxi, rebooted in between installations, received a new printer from hp, checked the "encoding" window with west. eur., checked the page set up. I have run out of options. Help!!! The test page prints fine from hp so I think it must be in the communication drive.

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I have been trying for a long time to figure out how to create a network communication system on my small office network. I have searched far and wide, and figured that some day I would be able to learn the language to program such a thing.

What I would like to do is be able to communicate with text, and hopefully verbally talking, between computers, and even create a intranet mail box where I could send messages to employees like email, and the employees can communicate among each other likewise.

My network is all set up and I can call my business and communicate through the various computers and share files. but I need to call the people directly by phone to discuse the things I need to discuss.

I run Windows 2000 professional on all computers with no servers, just peer to peer. I am set up with net bieu because I did not take the time to figure out tcp/ip.

I would appreciate any comments, help, or resources to explain how I can accomplish this. I have even search for low cost programs to help as my needs are really small.

A:Network Communication

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My operating system is Win ME. I am currently unable to logon to the internet. My ISP is Comcast Cable. I called them last night and they state everything is fine, that I have a problem with my PCI communication device driver. (yes, there is a yellow question mark next to it) Since I no longer have the WIN ME installation cd, where can I find the driver to install. I've checked every CD I have at home. Unfortunately, my computer came with Win 98 and I borrowed the ME upgrade from my last job. I no longer work there, so I have no way of obtaining the ME upgrade CD. I checked Microsoft online, I couldn't find any device driver compatible with WIN Me. I thought I would just reinstall WIN 98, but I tried and it wouldn't let me because I was trying to install a previous version. It said I needed to uninstall WIN ME first, then install 98. HELP!!!!!

Thanks in advance,

A:PCI Communication Device

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Picture 1 attorney in court questioning a witness with an XP tablet on the podium (RECEIVER) and two attorneys sitting at a table with their client with laptops (Wireless-G) (SENDERS). The SENDERS (either one or both) want to communicate with the RECEIVER while questioning the witness, e.g., “Hey, that juror is interested, emphasize it.” or “Ask the witness this …”. The wireless is configured through a router (which is also wireless-ed to a printer server). QUESTION IS: What is the best way to communicate? I would want the RECEIVER to have perhaps Word open so that he/she could look at the XP tablet and see the question(s) sent by one or both attorneys from their laptop. After the session, I would like to save the dialog. It seems that this would be like a chat session, but without the Internet connection. Any suggestions?


A:Courtroom communication

This possibly might have been better in the Networking Forum.

I haven't had the Chance to use XP tablet, so I couldn't tell you if Windows Messenger is installed, (as opposed to MSN Messenger)

However if it was, it would be a simple case of using that, then of copying and pasting for record purposes.

Word would only be used for review purposes

The next generation of MSN messenger will have session recording capabilities, which you could easily set up on a wireless LAN

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I obtained two old Intel 120 MHz Pentium’s from a friend and brought
them to the lab at my university and installed FreeBSD on them. I was
assigned the IP address and The gateway is
located at After I configured the computers, I locked them in a
closet. From my dorm room, I attempted to remotely access the servers using telnet.
I found that I could successfully telnet to However, from my
dorm room, I found that I cannot telnet to server. Also, I observed
that I could ping from, but not from my dorm room.

Why wouldn't I be albe to telnet to my server? Also, why can I ping from but not from my dorm?

A:communication issue

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Ok I have a XP Machine that I was going to run Netmeeting on. Well the other person has Vista and I just found out the in M$s infinite wisdom they killed netmeeting and replaced it with something else. If that wasn't enough, the even made it incompatible with netmeeting and xp. Absolute genius. Im sure you all know this.

Anyway rant off, is there a work around for this?

A:Xp Netmeeting communication?

you could use one of the online free services , to share desktop and collaborate

Zolved -
crossloop -

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My hp psc 2210v all-in-one has communication problems. can you tell me what can i do. It worked before, don't know if I did something to it.

A:hp psc 2210v communication

"has communication problems" is insufficient for us to help.Please describe exactly the symptoms of the problem you are having, including error messages if applicable. What you have said could really mean about anything.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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I recently purchased a Dell studio 15 with Vista Home Premium 64 SP1. I have it connected to a wireless Dell 966 printer.

I can print fine to the printer, but every 10 minutes I get a message that "printer communication has stopped". I also cannot scan to the computer from the scanner.

I also have a different Dell laptop with Vista connected to the printer and it works fine with no issues. I can scan using that machine.

I have uninstalled the drivers and printer a couple times with no difference. Dell's solution was to restore the system to factory defaults but after spending 2 days getting everything transferred and setup the way I want, I'd rather that be a last resort. All of the MS and Dell updates have been installed and I used the drivers from Dell's site.

OS: Windows Vista Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 6001)

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I just networked 2 of my computers and I'm able to share the internet and I can ping but I can't get either computers to see eachother in network places. Well one computer I'm able to see the other computer but unable to access it. I'm running windows XP on both computers and I would love to do some file sharing.

A:able to ping but no communication

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I recently installed windows 98 SE on my computer, but the modem doesn't work. There is an yellow exclamation mark nect to the PCI communication device, and it says that a driver is not installed. How can I find out what driver I need to install, and where can I get it from?

A:PCI Communication Device

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how rezolve communication errow del4300 hp t45xi

A:communication error

Could you please give us more information on the problem

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I have brand new modem but when I am online after a few minutes it kicks me off, help plz.

A:Communication Fallout

I just found out that this may be due to call waiting, I am going to experiment, but if anyone has any other suggestions it would be helpful.

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cant difine the pci simple commcation 15-ac128newindows 10code 28

View Solution.

A:pci simple communication

Hi: You need this driver... This package provides the Intel Management Engine Interface (MEI) Driver for the supported notebook models and operating systems. The Intel Management Engine Interface enables communication between the host operating system and the Intel Management Engine firmware. File name: sp74724.exe

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we had two networks in our office one having the 192.168.*.* series and other is 203.245.*.* series.i had a colour printer on 203.245.*.* network.both networks are connected with cisco routers but my user on 192.168.*.* cannot access the printer because of different network issue.but i had one network printer on 203.245.*.* network and all the user in 192.168.*.* network because they had the driver of network printer installed in there desktop.i had shared the colour printer but the users on 203.245.*.* can access the colour printer.i want that user on 192.168.*.* can access the colour printer to.

A:Communication between two network

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here is my problem.

There is a PC (Windows 7 Professional SP1 and all Windows updates) behind a LiveBox Router (Orange, France) connected to the internet. On this PC runs an application waiting for UDP messages coming from a server in Italy.

I installed everything one months ago and everything worked perfectly, two weeks ago it started showing the problem I'm going to describe.

The server application (Italy) sends a UDP message, the client application (France) never receives it. Troubleshooting the problem I got these informations:

1) the UDP packet correctly reaches the target PC (in France), I can see it using the network protocol analyser WireShark;
2) the application never receives the UDP packet, which seems to be blocked somewhere in between the Ethernet layer and the application layer.
3) I don't think there is a bug on the target application (waiting for these UDP packets) as it is installed in many other sites without any problem. I also tried with two other applications, explicitely developed to troubleshoot this issue, and they all show the same problem. So, all three application shows the same problem;

Windows firewall is off, or at least, it should be off, as it's impossibile to check it. I can't get to the page where you can put the three check boxes saying if and where it must be enabled. This thing made me think of a possibile malware infection. The firewall service is stopped and I can't star itt, I get something like a "... Read more

A:Communication problem

Hello Max ComboFix is a tool that should only be run under the supervision of someone who has been trained in its use. Using it on your own can cause problems with your computer. If needed we will use it with you.Please run these next.Run RKill....Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4

Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how.
Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next replyDo not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware programs will start again. Or if rebooting is required run it again.If you continue having problems running, you can download iExplore.exe or eXplorer.exe, which are renamed copies of, and try them instead.Please download and and extract it.Run TDSSKiller.exe. Click on Change Parameters Put a check in the box of Detect TDLFS file system Click Start scan.When it is finished the utility out... Read more

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I'm having a problem with accessing a couple of sites from my PC which I can access perfectly well from other PCs. I have tried to access these using more than one browser and I get the same results - so I think the problem must lie deeper than with the software.

One site is the outlook web access site which I use to access my work email from home. This is a secure site and requires me to input email address and password. When I submit, the login page just re-emerges without comment, but won't let me in. It used to let me access - a month or so ago - and I don't recall having done anything to stop it or installing anything new. It still lets me access from other PCs.

The other site is a forum and this problem has been going on for longer - at least 6 months. I had to register with the forum on another PC as mine just said "unable to register user" every time I tried. Now that I've registered, the forum recognises my sign in and I can post to the forums ok. However, when I submit forms (eg edit user details) the site still tells me "error" but doesn't tell me what the error is! It's not what I'm doing as I can edit ok from work etc. ( I don't know if it's linked, but this site doesn't show me its banner ads at tops of pages, as it does via other PCs, in either IE or Opera).

So far, I don't appear to have similar problems accessing anything else.

I've tried all the standard things I think. I... Read more

A:Communication problem?

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i connected my printer to an old computer running windows95. it now takes almost 15 or 20 minutes for the computer to tell the printer to do its printing. is there some place inside control panel etc. that i may change a setting or something. any help you guys can offer will be great.

A:printer communication?

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I had two open pci slots. I put a modem in one. The computer finds new hardware, pci communication device. I am assuming this is the modem, but then it will not find a driver. I picked one from the list and no way will it see the modem. Any suggestions?

A:pci communication device

Xp seldom finds dialup modems so you need to get the drivers yourself, do you know the make and model of the modem.

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can anyone help me to fix this
i cant go online keep saying cannot communicate with the primary dns server
all my friendsnext to me thay have no problem will all use the same router....

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just recently, we issued two servers to another department in-charge of our internet services. they were to install and configure internet mail using exchange 2K in it. the other server is for the web server. btw, we already have a registered domain name.

my problem is, the two servers are on a network with a different subnet as ours. we are on class B and they are on C. how can i establish communication with those servers and remotely manage them if they are on a different subnet?


A:Subnet Communication

Subnets should have no effect on what you need. The DNS entries and WINS (if used) as well as the router tables should handle connection paths. You can also put entries to the servers in the hosts and lmhosts files if you want. Can you ping the servers by name and/or IP address? If so, then all is well.

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Win7 32 bit on one machine, win7 64 bit on another, Winxp pro on two others. everyone has the same workgroup NAME.
but devices marked for 'sharing' on the Win7 pc's are not visible to the XP machines.
How to solve??


A:Everyone is on the same workgroup, but no communication??

What do you mean by devices? Can you elaborate?

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Argh!! Help!

Here we go. Laptop. Acer 7520 Dual core 4 gigs of ram...

Current OS Vista 32 Home Premium...
The Ethernet port will NOT get a stable connection. What happens in when I plug my ethernet cable in. It clicks on and off "Connected...Unconnected...connected...unconnected" The lights on the jack (both) keep turning on an off...

This system had Vista Home premium and it didn't work
Downgraded to XP Pro SP3 Didn't work
Purchased a USB ethernet jack...Installed...
the system detect the add on device. Plug in ethernet code...nada...
tried 5 difference cords...directly into box...into hub...everything...

I am honestly at a loss with this one...

A:Communication Issue!


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I recently purchased Wondows Office 2007 through daughter's college so we could have it on her laptop and our desktop. I installed it on the desktop and she installed it on her laptop. Everything's just fine.

Last night, my daughter went to print a Word 2007 document on our Lexmark P4350 printer by unplugging the USB cable from the desktop and plugging it into her laptop. The printer shows up just fine as her default printer, but when she tried to print, it sat there for a bit, no progress window, and then an error window came up saying "Communication Not Available. The printer cannot communicate with the computer".

I tried a different USB cable (same slots) and rebooted and powered everything off, no luck. I then tried to print from the desktop, to see if it was something with her laptop and when I tried to print from PAINT, I got the same error.

I have XP on my laptop so I had her load her doc on my flash drive and I tried bringing it up in Word 2003. It came up saying it had been created with a newer version of Word and did I want to install a compatibility app to allow me to view it. I said yes, it installed, the doc was now seen but when I tried printing it, I got the same error!

Any ideas? We really need Office on these. Would a new printer fix it all? I can't imagine it would. We never had to install printer software that I recall. Prior to installing Office 2007 everything worked fine. HELP!

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Can you receive hex data through a serial port or does it come through as ASCII and then you would need software to convert it to HEX afterwards? (if you dont like doing math)

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I have Windows Server 2003 installed on my servers.

I am wanting to implement a simple interoffice email solution for our business. We have around 15 employees and we wish to use this solution to send out mass notifications to our employees about policy changes, important events, etc.

However, I am not looking into using our domain for this. I am just wanting to keep it simple within the server. Like each user registered on the server gets a mailbox to receive and reply to messages from within the server.

Users will be connecting to the Server via Terminal Services.

I was looking into Pegasus and Outlook for this but I'm not sure how to implement them for interoffice email.

If anyone can point me into the right direction, I will greatly appreciate it.


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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 215 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2942 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 465671 MB, Free - 408998 MB; D: Total - 11165 MB, Free - 2034 MB;
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013, Updated and Enabled
I have a Lexmark Z715 printer (and Windows 7) that prints blank page. New cartridge, reinstalled 64 bit driver, cleared and reset spooler. Won't print on a different computer.
Seems like a computer/printer communication problem. Anyone got any ideas other
than junking the printer?

A:printer communication problem

Sounds like an internal printer issue if it doesn't work from multiple computers.

See if it prints a test page from itself:

If it doesn't make sure the contacts in the cradles where the cartridges snap into are clean. Otherwise the printer may be shot and require replacing.

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Hi all,
I?m running a nationalized business since one year and I have sixteen branches in different countries. I spend a huge amount of my income on my business communication. Even after spending this large amount, the results are not satisfactory. I want to reduce my communication cost, without affecting the proper way to communicate, and sharing all things among my branches. Can someone guide me how I can enhance the communication system in my business. Thanks!

A:Trouble With Business Communication. Please Help!

It might help if you could help us understand the communication solutions you are now using for the various types of internal exchanges within the company. What are the shortcomings of your current business communication processes? Do you have hardware constraints?

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Can anyone answer me for my question below

(a)What is a quantum size?Can a performance engineer alter the value a quantum size?

(b)What role does protocol benchmarking play when a purchase is made for a communication protocol software?

(c)With the introduction of new high speed network, there are expections of an enhancement in performace at the application layer.However,a user with such an expectation will be disappointed.
Explain why.What should be the research efforts devoted to address this issue?

(d)explain why a decision has to be made as to whether the measurement is based on the communication protocol or its implementation.

(e)How does the application of a protocol influence its performance.

I posted these question here because i was not sure which forum to use. Please let me know if it is wrong forum and also which is correct forum.


Do not post in more than one forum.

If you don't know where, just post in one and ask, as you did. We'll move it if need be.

Closing duplicate.

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My PC has been wack. The folks over at the "Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs" helped me
determine that my machine is clean of bad stuff, it is just a bad DIMM. After running Memtest86+ I found
and removed the bad DIMM, and I'm running with the remaining three.

After I re-installed the three good DIMMs, upon boot-up I get a "New Hardware" prompt. It says I have
intalled a new "PCI Simple Communication Controler" I don't have the Windows XP installation
disc for this machine, and the install files are not on my HDD.

There is an unused modem in the box. But it has always been there. There has been no
new hardware added.

I don't know how to appease XP with this "New Hardware" prompts upon boot-up

Windows XP SP3
Dell Inspiron 4700

A:PCI Simple Communication Controler

Try going into the BIOS...and disabling the dial-up modem.

PCI Simple Communications Center is often a dialup modem.

Disabling it in the BIOS...removes it from detection by Windows and Device Manager.


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Windows '95 w/ Canon BJC 1000 printer.My computer will not communicate with my printer. My system is set for COM PORT 1, however, when I install the printer using Canon Creative Home program, the program sets the printer port as LPT 1.
How do I find COM PORT 1, and install it?
When I try to install another Port, I get COM PORT (2), COM PORT (3). . . n but, NOT COM PORT 1.

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A:Communication port-Won't Connect

Printers do not connect to COM ports. They connect to Printer Ports, which are listed as LPT1, LPT2, etc.

In Device Manager do you have LPT1?

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After few months of purchase, all the wireless communications were working fine, I mean active network connections through hotspot and all.But after that, I guess due to some wireless driver problem, I am unable to create hotspot with active internet data exchange to other devices, i.e. hotspot is created but devices are unable to connect or no internet connection is shown (I tried software like connectify and even tried Microsoft Hotspot from command prompt). Moreover, I am unable to get internet access on my laptop from other WiFi Hotspot where my other HP laptops are able  to connect to the very same Hotspot with active data exchange. 

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Seems for the past week or so, my EPSON 640 printer will not print. When I try to print, it gives the following message:

"There was an error writing to LPT1: for the printer (EPSON Stylus COLOR 640): There was a problem sending your document to the printer. Make sure the printer cable is connected and that the printer is online. To continue printing, click retry. Windows will automatically retry after 5 seconds."

It seems there's some type of communication going to the printer because when I click CANCEL on the above message, the printer resets itself.

I've also tried to use EPSON's system monitor to check the status of the printer. It says:

"A communication error has occurred. Make sure printer power is on. Check cable connections. If a self test is printing, turn the printer off and on again to reset the printer."

I uninstalled & reinstalled my printer drivers, and they are up to date. And, of course, all cables are securely plugged in. Any other suggestions on what I should check?

A:EPSON 640 Communication Problem

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Hi all,  First time posting, thanks in advance for your help.  I'm having trouble finding the correct driver for a PCI simple Communication controller device on my HP probook 450 G3. Hoping this is an easy one for you guys! ~Lucid

A:PCI Simple communication controllers

 Hi, Install:

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Hell All after doing some maintenance my device manager displayed.  Pci simple communication controllerThe drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)There are no compatible drivers for this device.PCI bus 0, device 3, function 0 PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29D4&SUBSYS_281E103C&REV_02PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29D4&SUBSYS_281E103CPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29D4&CC_078000PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29D4&CC_0780  I was working last time I did maintenance I tried different driver scans and the results are no new drivers needed.I also searched within the compter with same results. Thanks in advance

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Hell All after doing some maintenance my device manager displayed.  Pci simple communication controllerThe drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)There are no compatible drivers for this device.PCI bus 0, device 3, function 0 PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29D4&SUBSYS_281E103C&REV_02PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29D4&SUBSYS_281E103CPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29D4&CC_078000PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29D4&CC_0780  I was working last time I did maintenance I tried different driver scans and the results are no new drivers needed.I also searched within the compter with same results. Thanks in advance

A:No-Pci simple communication controller

Hi: You need this driver for that device... This package contains the Intel Active Client Manager Host Embedded Controller Interface (HECI) device driver for the supported desktop models and operating systems.

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Pc with Win2000 UK
Officejet 635 Colour
After double clicking the icon "Officejet Manager" it gives the following error code:

Communication Error
A communication problem has been detected with your HP OfficeJet Series 600

The printer does work with the windows drivers found in Win2000 (exept the scanner ofcourse);
The cable is working since I used it for my previous printer.

A:Officejet 635 Communication Error

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I am running Windows 7 on a Dell desktop, about three years old. I also have an HP 6600 printer/scanner.

The problem I have is that I keep losing communication between the computer and the printer. "Unable to communicate with printer" is the error message even though it's fully plugged in. Restarting the computer and printer generally will fix it, but that's an awful lot of trouble to go through a few times a week just to do a simple print or scan! Believe me, the cable is fine. Any suggestions for quick fixes will be appreciated.

A:Intermittend communication with printer

Is the connection USB or ethernet?

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