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HP Pavilion X2 10 Incorrect Pin

Q: HP Pavilion X2 10 Incorrect Pin

Yesterday I purchased a HP Pavilion X2 10. I set a pin number, like it suggested. I set it to the same pin number I use for all my devices. I have used that pin number to log onto this device many times in the past day, and I am 100% certain that it is correct. But now when I log on with that pin, it is saying "you have entered an incorrect pin too many times. To try again, restart your device." I have restarted my device three times, entered the CORRECT pin number, and it stll comes up with this, after one attempt. I don't know what to do anymore. This is an extreme inconvienience, especially as I only bought the computer yesterday. I really need to get into it, but nothing is working. Help would be much appreciated.

A: HP Pavilion X2 10 Incorrect Pin

I would like to add that I figured it out eventually. I managed to enter in my outlook password and got through

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The sound on my notebook works fine until I connect it via HDMI to an HP Pavilion 24xw monitor.  Then the audio disappears.  If I disconnect it, the audio comes back. I have tried going to the 'Sound' section of the control panel.  There are two options:Speakers Realtek High Definition Audio HP 24xwThe default is Speakers Realtek.  When I use the test facility my notebook plays the test sound.  I have updated to the latest version of the driver. Can someone help with why when plugging in the monitor the audio disappears from my notebook? Thank you so much!

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Dear everybody! I'm going to buy more 8GB Crucial ram for my laptop. Currently i have 4GB. So i will have 12GB ram total. So Could anyone give me some advices about this. Is it ok ? Is it compatible with my device ?  Thank you.  

A:HP-Pavilion-17-f100-Notebook-PC-series - HP Pavilion Noteboo...

@0xaddr? Memory Supports the following configurations: ? 12288 MB (8192 MB1+ 4096 MB1; not supported on computer models with a 32-bit operating system) Your manual here. REO

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Hi, I just bought 2 laptops today and wanted it to be in Windows 7 64 bit instead of Windows 10.May I know where to get the Winows 7 drivers?I had tried to search around but I couldn't get Win7 driver.Can you provide me? The laptops I just bought are:HP Pavilion 14-ab175TXHP Pavilion Notebook - 14-ab161tx

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a simple question......will a HP Pavilion 15-n034sa motherboard fit into a HP Pavilion 15-n083sa ?

help me obi-wan youre my only hope!!


A:will a HP Pavilion 15-n034sa motherboard fit into a HP Pavilion 15-n083sa ?

Actually that's a hard question, generally its not possible to install another motherboard, sometimes it is. In this case one is an AMD platform and the other is an Intel platform, there could be tons of differences in mounting holes, physical design, clearance, connectors, heat dissipation requirements, cooling systems, etc. Laptops are not like desktops that use more standardized designs.

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I have a Genuine Microsoft DVD for Windows 10. When I put the Bios in UEFI boot mode It does not boot from the DVD or if i use a USB bootable stick formatted using APT format. When I hit esc on boot and select the boot devices to boot from nothing is shown.  If  I let it just try to boot it give me a message that no bootable image on hard disk. It is a new hard.  When I put it in legacy support mode it will boot either the USB or the internal DVD, but I want to use UEFI and the new APT format for security. What device can you buy so this laptop  will boot something that is portable media on this bios ? It came with this format on the original hard drive with windows 7. Thanks,Buford HP Pavilion DV4-5113cl with INSYDE F39 bios from latest update

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My HP Pavilion 500-205t was destroyed by a lightning strike. The HD is o.k. I have purchased an HP Pavilion 500-490 because the specs were very close.  I  want to use my 205t HD. Both computers are Core i3-4130, have 1 TB 7200 SATA 6G 3.5 HDs, same OS (Windows 7 Pro 64). My question is:  can I swap them out, or do I need to get an external HD enclosure and copy the 205t to the 490? If I need the external HD enclosure, looks like aluminum would be best, but would like recommendation for one which would hold my HD.

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I would like to connect my HP Pav 23-1010t All in One Desktop to my HP Pav dm4 laptop.  For the purpose of switching between the two, using the HP Pav 23 video/monitor, keyboard and mouse to control what is on the laptop.  Will a KVM switch work?  Or some other swtich or cables?   

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Some 4 days ago I submitted the following post. It has had some 40 views, but not a single reply. If I submitted it incorrectly could someone tell me so I can do it properly. Brian

If someone can help me with my problem, I would be most gratefull.For the past 2-3 weeks when I do a Google search the results come up as normal, then when I click on an entry more often than not I am directed to a different site than the one I expect. Most times I can press the back button and try again, this time with success. However too ofted I am directed to " or .net. when this happens my antivirus (Microsoft Security Essentials) flags up an alarm and invites me to remove the threat, which it seems to do successfully. these threats is: "TrojanDownLoader:JS\Renos" when this happens I am recommended to download their Scanner. I refuse and am then unable to get out of Firefox unless I close it down with Task Manager.I think I have successfully blocked access to this site in Internet Explorer but there seems not to be the same facility within Firefox.
I have run the following programs in an attempt to remove whatever is causing the re-direction with no avail
Microsoft Security Essentials
CC Cleaner
Super antiSpyware
I have searched the Internet and am somewhat confused at the number of different and complicated solutions offered.
I have spent many hours trying to resolve my problem, and now wonder if o... Read more

A:Did I do something incorrect

Already being dealt with here

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I am unable to open DOS programs. I have win2000 pro installed on a pent 166mmx, 64 megs of ram. This was a full, new install and I am perplexed. When I attempt to open the proggies it opens a box for a second then closes. I paused it a couple of times and all it said was" incorrect version of dos" or "program cannot find itself"
Any Ideas?

A:Incorrect DOS?

Gates said the release of XP "marked the end of an era, the end of DOS and also the end of Windows 95."

DOS is the text-based system that powered Windows PCs, and still lurks underneath Windows 3.1, 95, 98 and Windows Me.

Sorry, no more DOS, Have a good day.

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Backing up movies onto my hard drive, I've noticed some of my .avi output files play with an incorrect aspect ratio on Windows Media Player. Playing them on the DivX player on the other hand, the aspect ratio appears fine and exactly as how it should be. As I play them on Windows Media Player, two of my avi videos appear flattened from top to bottom (stretched from side to side); one of my avi files appears flattened side to side. Attached are screen-shots of the discrepancies. Any help on rectifying these issues is greatly appreciated.

A:AVI incorrect AR in WMP

Hi roninwofl1981, welcome to the forums.

If you could get some proper images, it would help alot, but its not necessary.

Do you have the latest WMP codec?

DivX Plus Codec Pack

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I got to play a game and it says: Invalid shell DLL version for cshell.dll. DLL version is 1, current version is 3.
any thoughts?

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I keep getting songs in windows media player that say. Parameter is Incorrect and will not play. I haven't a clue why this is happening or how to fix it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks

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I have just installed AVG and the screen with the info on my computer is totally wrong. Is this normal?

A:incorrect info from AVG???

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On Win2000 Pro. comp., when I browse the network (novell 4.1 server), the filenames are different than when browsing from another win2000 Pro. machine. Yes, I'm browsing the same files, same directory. The filenames appear to be incomplete. As anyone come across this? Is there some "view setting" in Win2K I don't know about? I searched Microsoft's Knowledge base and they had nothing on my problem.

A:Incorrect filenames

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Hi, I just upgraded to Windows 7 and when I had Vista my resolution was 1280 by 800 and now it only lets me go up to 1024 by 768. I think i might have the wrong graphics card installed.
Specs: Toshiba Laptop Satellite A215-S5837
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology 2.00 GHz
RAM: 2.00 GB
System Type: 32-bit Operating System
Graphics Card: VGA Graphics Adapter (This was not the same one as when I has Vista because I remember Its said something like ATI Radeon with numbers after it.
I tried going to go to the Toshiba website and get the drivers but it didn't work.
Sorry if this was posted in the wrong place and sorry for not being a computer wiz and thanks in advance!

A:My resolution is incorrect

ATI Radeon X1200, just get the windows 7 drivers from Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

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Hey everbody!

I ran into a bit of a problem yesterday. I reformatted my HD and installed Windows XP on it. Everything worked fine untill the next time I booted my system. It just gave me a black screen after the BIOS messages and didn't start Windows. I tried running the fixmbr utility in the windows recovery console, but after that everything got screwed up. Now it says my HD is only 2 gig, when it should be 20. I tried doing everything already, but even in the installation screen of Windows XP it says it's 2 gig large. This is not a partitioning problem; I tried fdisk and partition magic: They all say the whole disk is 2 gigs.

Can anyone help me out?


A:Incorrect HD size!

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Windows 7
I ran the 2 march windows update, and now no programs will open. I ran system restore a couple times going all the way back to last year it fails to complete

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Can you open Windows Update from the Control Panel and uninstall the updates that were installed on the 2nd? Let me know if that works and we shall continue to see what caused the problem, I've not seen any other reports of those updates causing a problem so something on your system may have caused the issue.

Do you use a Registry Cleaner? (Not recommended)

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Please someone help. It's making me crazy.
Problem: Each time I hook up to the internet. The same page shows up.
In the address bar it has
Intrstar is the name of my dial up ISP. If that helps.
My homepage is currently set at a ACCUWEATHER. But this other page comes up each time. I have checked many times on my home page setting. It is always where I had previously set it. However...
NO PAGE TO DISPLAY always comes up each time.
I can always click on my Launch Internet Explorer Browser Icon and the page I have set will come up. I don't see any other problems this is causing.
Other than, it is making me crazy.
I am running Windows XP Home Edition Service pack 1
3.07 Gig. Intel pentium 4
I don't know where to start. Help.
I have Norton Antivirus, INTERNET SECURITY.
I have run AD AWARE.
Then I purchased and run. SPYWARE BEGONE-FULL VERSION.
Nothing helped.
I have searched and surfed so many places. I don't know where I found you.
Help Help Help. Please...
Thank you for any help you can give,

A:Incorrect Homepage

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I recently rebooted my windows 10, because my yahoo mail was failing. When it resarted it had gone back to the "screen saver" locked screen (the screen that locks everthing). Now it is stating that my password is incorrect, when in.fact I know that it is. How do i get my computer to accept this password or get rid of the locked "screen saver" all together.
Thank You in advance

A:Incorrect password

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I connected a Garmin nuvi 200 (GPS) to my computer
on E:/

I deleted some files to clear out some space, I also created a backup file

Later that day I decide to open the directory with command prompt. And typed the command "dir"
And I see this message after the Volume information:

The parameter is incorrect
◄? 77 autorun.inf


I can access the device and modify its storage

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3227U CPU @ 1.90GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6013 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476298 MB, Free - 239580 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 033MX4
Antivirus: Webroot SecureAnywhere, Updated and Enabled

A:The parameter is incorrect

was your Garmin still connected to it later in the day
when it gave you these msgs?

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heres my problem.. i have a 3 gig P4 with windows 2000 server.. 2
physical hard drives both on the primary ide.. a maxtor 80 GB with my
OS on it and a western digital 200 GB with all my important files
stored on it.. well a few days ago i started getting errors that said
my files r unreadable and corrupt.. this continued happening till i
got so many i had to restart the computer.. after starting back up i
went to that drive in explorer and i noticed the volume label was now
gone.. and when i clicked on it i got this error g:\ is not
accessible the parameter is incorrect.. i tried chkdsk and it did not
work.. i noticed that it says there is no file system anymore.. i
took the drive out and put it in my other computer and it asked me if
i wanted to format it.. i put it back in the old computer and it
still didnt work.. then i tried about 6 different data recovery
programs and recovered about 20 files out of hundreds of thousands..
i have another WD 200 GB with an exact copy of everything that was on
that drive i keep as a backup.. i hooked that one up to the secondary
ide and started burning all of it onto dvds.. when i almost had
everything copied.. my windows explorer froze up for some reason and
i had to restart.. when i went to the backup drive in explorer i
noticed that one also had no volume label anymore.. when i clicked on
it i got the same error.. i tried to recover that drive but i got
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A:Parameter is incorrect??

i take it nobody can help me with this?

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Hiya all.

I am running Windows XP SP2

I have a new HDD camera. When trying to copy the files via USB, I get an error message saying "cannot copy FILENAME: The Paramter is incorrect.

Does anyone know why and if so how to fix it? it works ok on my work laptop.

Many Thanks

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Please help!?When I type in ?IncrediMail?, the keystrokes do not match the letters that I type.
This is the only time that I have this problem.
I will appreciate any suggestions.

A:Incorrect keystrokes.


Originally Posted by dpholl

Please help!?When I type in ?IncrediMail?, the keystrokes do not match the letters that I type.
This is the only time that I have this problem.
I will appreciate any suggestions.

Hi and welcome to the Forum.
If you didn't intend it to be "IncrediMail" what should it have been?

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everytime i try to restore my comp to factory image it says parameter incorrect

i have windows 7
alienware m11x

heres my msinfo thing
Public HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0 "c:\program files (x86)\common files\adobe\oobe\pdapp\uwa\updaterstartuputility.exe" Public HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Aim "c:\program files (x86)\aim\aim.exe" /d locale=en-us Maged-PC\Maged Startup
AlienFX Controller "c:\program files\alienware\command center\alienwarealienfxcontroller.exe" Public HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Bluetooth c:\progra~1\widcomm\blueto~1\bttray.exe Public Common Startup
Broadcom Wireless Manager UI c:\program files\dell\dw wlan card\wltray.exe Public HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
FirstBoot firstboot.lnk Maged-PC\Maged Startup
FreeFallProtection c:\program files (x86)\stmicroelectronics\accelerometer\ff_protection.exe Public HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Google Update "c:\users\maged\appdata\local\google\update\googleupdate.exe" /c Maged-PC\Maged Startup
HotKeysCmds c:\windows\system32\hkcmd.exe Public HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
IAAnotif c:\program files (x86)\intel\intel matrix storage manager\iaanotif.exe Public HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
IgfxTray c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe Public HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
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A:Parameter Incorrect

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I did not change my password, but cannot log in, I am getting a message username or password incorrect.
How do I handle and fix this?

A:incorrect password

Take look here:
Reset User Account Password
User Account Password - Change from WinRE - Windows 7 Forums
User Account Password - Change from WinRE - Windows 7 Forums
This works for Vista & Win 7.

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I recently noticed a slight decrease in speed on my computer, because I tend not to look exactly at the bios when it is booting but I did last night and it was booting as a 1733mhz Althon not a 3000+ XP, it's not a major problem for the moment, but I would like to reset it back to the 3000+ what are the setting that I need to input and why would it do this without me touching the bios since I first booted the machine.

My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-7n400 pro.

A:CPU speed incorrect

The 3000+ should be running at 2.16Ghz which would work out with a fsb of 166 to have a multiplier of 13. It sounds like your board has reset to be running with a 133 fsb which would give you your 1729 speed (give or take clock discrepancies of a few Mhz). You can either set the bios to use the settings from the chip for the correct speed or set the multiplier to 13 and the fsb to 166 in the bios using user editable settings.

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OK, I have a Sony Cyber-Shot camera, 's pretty new. This is only the second time I've ever tried loading pics onto the computer from it. First time everything went just fine, but I only had eight pictures. Now I have seventeen and it only saved nine of them, got to 40% loaded on the tenth, and told me that it didn't load; there's a button for retry, but no matter what it won't work, so I skipped that picture. Same thing happened to the rest of them. At the very end it said "Cannot Complete the Scanner and Camera Wizard", and it told me that "The following error occured when copying pictures: Paremeter is incorrect."

Rebooting, disconnecting and reconnecting, starting at the tenth picture, none of it works.


(I think this is the right section for this?)

A:Incorrect Paremeters

There are a couple of things to try here. First, as a work around you can try browsing to the camera in "My Computer" and manually copying the pictures onto your computer, treating the camera as if it were an external hard drive.
Secondly, I am assuming that you are using the Microsoft Scanner and Camera Wizard to copy the pictures based on the error you described. If so, you might try using the picture transfer software that came with the camera instead. There should have been a program on the installation CD and its operation would be described in some of the literature you received.

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I just built my first pc (asrock k7s41gx mobo, amd 2600+, with 256mb pc2700 ddr ram) when I check my system settings it says that I only have 196mb of ram. I'm a newb at this so I have no idea about what I can do. I searched the forum a bunch and didn't find any answers. thanks in advance for any help.


A:Incorrect ram reading

Welcome to TechSpot Forums

Sounds like the memory module is faulty, have you tried another one?

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My operating system is WinXP Pro service Pack2.
I just upgrade the automative upgrades.

But when i restart computer,then i typed in my password(it's correct password)

The system prompt me the following message:

"Incorrect parameter"

Please consult your system administrator or try again


And how to solve this problem???


A:incorrect parameter when log on

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Unfortunately you downloaded an update that has caused this error.

My suggestion is to try "Last known good configuration". Heres instructions on how to use it.

I wish somehow you could go to the Windows Update Site and tell us by looking in the History what update it was, but it seems you cannot get logged in.

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whenever i try to play media player, i get this pop up box saying parameters incorrect, can anybody please explain, and advise what i am supposed to do. i have windows vista premium 32-bit thank you.

A:Parameters is incorrect

Its showing an error message for an R:\ drive. Do you have any devices attached using the letter R? Check "My Computer".
Also, it could be that your shortcut got messed up. Click the start button and type:
Then press enter. If it works, tell me.

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Hi All. I thought MS had cleaned up their act regarding nonsensical messages, but I was wrong. What does this message mean and what are the corrective actions? My problem started when I purchased a Brica DigiArt 300 camera and its included Ulead Explorer software. I have 2 machines both running XP and at SP1. When I tried uploading images from the camera on the 1st machine using a front USB port, the camera was not recognized, but eventually XP gave me the removable disk message but no other data information which meant I could not upload the images. I tried the other machine and after several attempts, the Wizard came on and it allowed me to upload images to a folder. However, I have since purchased a Canon MP370 printer for this machine and it uses an USB port. Now when I try to upload images from the camera, nothing happens similar to machine 1. In frustration I went and purchased a memeory card reader for an SD card. I went back to machine 1 and using a front USB port tried to load images. The machine recognized and installed the camera as a device but as the load was happening the machine froze and then came back with the Incorrect Parameter message. I could see some of the images in the preview of Ulead, but the rest had a message saying 'Downloading'. The reader works fine on machine 2 with the new printer. The Incorrect Parameter is for drive G, E and F being used by my son and his games. A tech friend suggested I try the back USB ports on machine 1. Any... Read more

A:Incorrect Parameter

It is possible that the front USB ports are not 2.0 and your new hardware is only usb 2.0 compatible...

When you hook up your USB devices, check device manager for any exclamations.

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I have a 800mb .avi file that i want to copy from my desktop to my 4gb flash drive. Everytime that i try to copy the file over i keep getting this message "cannont copy XXX file. parameter is incorrect." can anyone help me get this .avi file on my flash drive?

A:parameter is incorrect

try renaming it than move it

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i've been trying to download files on
and it tell me parameter is incorrect error when the file tries to open.
please help!

A:Parameter is incorrect!

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Pardon me if I put this thread in the wrong place. Being new, I'm just alittle lost!! Anyhow, I had this 'incorrect function' when trying to get my Sony DRU-830A to read a DVD. It would read a CD just fine, but it kept throwing up that 'incorrect function' error when I tried to play a DVD. I tried eveything I knew too do and followed the instructions in a similar post on this forum, but with no luck. However, I did find something that did work. After about 2 hours of trying every trick in the book, I cleared the CMOS. I took the battery from the motherboard and left it out for about 5 minutes, and when I re-installed it and re-booted, the DVD player worked perfectly!! Granted, this may not work for everyone, but if you're to the point where this problem is getting on your last may just help. Sure, I had to reset some of my settings in the BIOS, but it was well worth it!! Hope this will help someone!!

A:DVD Incorrect Function


interesting little trick, and im glad it got it working, is a bit wierd though why it happened in the first place.


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i know my password but it keep saying incorrect passoword. try againit's a local acoount and i dont have a recovery usbwhat shoud i do ??ps; new labtop

A:password incorrect try again

Hi @wallabatty,I hope you enjoy your visit to the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with your password. I will be glad to help you. Please follow the steps from How to Recover Your Forgotten Password (Windows 10). Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks. 

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I receive this message when I try to access a Win 98 system to map a drive from Win 2000 Pro or Win XP Home. I am able to access the same system from Win 98 systems without any problems.

A:The parameter is incorrect

You should be able to gain access.....

How are you trying to connect?
What did you do to get the error?
What is the complete error?

A little more info would help.....

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I have an ipod touch that was given to me a year ago.I think it's a 4th generation.
The specs of it are as follows:
iOS 6.1.6
Model: MD057LL/A

My ISP is Verizon.The router I have is from Verizon and It's called "Actiontec", model MI424-WR rev. D
On my Verizon account, it recommended I switch from WEP to WAP2. I have no idea what that means other than it's some form of security. I followed the directions given to me by Verizon and switched to WPA2.

So here's the problem with my network. After switching to WPA2, I couldn't connect my ipod to the network. I typed in the right password to connect my ipod, but it kept saying "incorrect password". Since I couldn't connect to the network with my ipod, I switched back to WEP. I'd like to use WPA2 since it's supposed to be better, but I'd like to be able to connect other devices to my network. So why can't I connect to my network and am told the password is wrong when it's not?

A:Right password but says incorrect

Thats an old router no longer available What version of wpa2 did you set did it give you options of different sorts

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When I attempt to login to Win 10 I am unable to log in on my desktop computer. It gives me the message, "incorrect password." I am having no problem logging in with my laptop. The password is acceptable. I have tried resetting the password through the desktop but it requires a password disk which I don't have. I changed the password on the laptop however the laptop continues to work and the desktop gives me the "incorrect password" error.

A:incorrect password

Originally Posted by David Morgenste

When I attempt to login to Win 10 I am unable to log in on my desktop computer. It gives me the message, "incorrect password." I am having no problem logging in with my laptop. The password is acceptable. I have tried resetting the password through the desktop but it requires a password disk which I don't have. I changed the password on the laptop however the laptop continues to work and the desktop gives me the "incorrect password" error.

Hi David and welcome to Tenforums.

Are you logging in with a Microsoft Account on both systems?

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For some reason some of my desktop icons change. I have rebuilt the icon cache a number of times which fixes the problem only temporarily. Is there a permanent fix?


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within MSFT Outlook incomeing mail is showing incorrect time. My Time Zone is correct, My clock on computer is correct, Time Zone within Calendar is correct. I am running Windows 7, outlook 2007

A:incorrect timestamp
and / or

and of course Microsoft updates

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I used dial-up until recently for my 3 e-mail accounts. A week ago, I changed to broadband at home. I sent and received e-mail messages during that week without any difficulty.

Today, though, if I try to send e-mail messages using any of the 3 accounts, I at once get the above message, and the message cannot be sent. However, if I change over to the dial-up modem, I remain able to send from all 3 accounts.

Neither the broadband-provider nor the e-mail providers can explain why this should happen -- can anyone help ?

A:'535 Incorrect authentication'

Whatever lay behind that, I have outflanked the difficulty by creating a new e-mail account for my broadband provider. I can therefore now again use broadband to send e-mail messages, and thank goodness that difficulty is in the past.

However I have had no luck trying for the past couple of hours to get through to Nildram to find out the address of their incoming-mail server. Their voice-mail really is in a class of its own...

Can some kind person tell me what the address of the Nildram incoming-mail server is ?

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I reinstalled Win. XP because my computer was loaded up with junk, some could not be just deleted. I downloaded in drive D rather than C. WRONG, now I can't delete it (XP) and reinstall in C. Part of my original problem was installing Norton Anti Virus. It takes up too much space, causes everything to slow down. I can operate but must constantly clear out D because I only have 7% free space. I hope this is one of those stupid questions with an easy answer. Thanks for any help, Johndoc 57

A:Incorrect XP download

Is there any data on either drive that you want to keep? Did you reformat drive C before you reinstalled windows?

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hi, im using win 98 se and i have two hard drives at 20 and 40 gigs but i have two partitions C and D and they are only showing 5 and 15 gigs respectively... wheres the rest of my free space??? it used to work fine a long time ago.. i just never got the urge to solve the problem until now.. :-(

A:incorrect partitions

Large disk support .. did you enable it when you Fdisked? this sounds to me like like it was disabled ... although the 15gb partition does make me say "hrmmm"

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Ever since I adjusted the clock on my PC, which is now the correct DST
time... The TIME in my OUTLOOK EXPRESS seems to be off by an hour.

Any mail that I receive, which is a POP3 account with my ISP
(peoplePC)... gives the time an hour off.

Are the times for mail in OE server generated or something to do with
the settings on my PC?

Like I said, my PC clock is accurate but all of my email times are off
by an hour.



A:Incorrect OE timestamps.....?

Double-click your PC's time, then go to the Time Zone tab. Make sure it's set to -5 and there's a checkmark in the box to automatically adjust settings. Apply, then OK if you made any changes.

Did you download the patch from MS's website, or did you manually change the time? If you manually changed the time, you will have to change it back, then download the patch from MS's website, which will "fix" the time issues...

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Ok so i jsut dod the netplwiz thing on my mum's computer and now i can't log in at all - gives the error as OP or this one: "the password is incorrect. Make sure you're using the password for your microsoft account " with a link to reset. Will resetting oassword through that link work? Is there anybother work around? What a complete mess microsoft!!

A:The password is incorrect

Hello awiklendt,

That error means that you just entered your password incorrectly in netplwiz.

You should be able to click on OK in the error message, then sign in with your correct password. After you are signed in, go back to netplwiz, and start over entering your correct password to stop this.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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I bought an AMD Athlon XP 3000+ off of the internet, it came in the mail today. I put it in my computer (the mother board is an ASUS A7N8X2.0). The computer recognizes that I put in a new processor. I ran a DirectX Diagnostic and it said my CPU speed was 1000Mhz. The processor I had upgraded from, AMD Athlon XP 2500+, came up as 1100Mhz. The CPU I bought was tested and guaranteed to work. Why is my motherboard not recognizing my CPU? And what can I do to fix this.

A:Incorrect CPU Speed

If you had taken the time to read the manual, you would've found out that you have to manually set the FSB speed to either 166MHz or 200MHz (depending on the version of the CPU that you've bought).

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heres my problem.. i have a 3 gig P4 with windows 2000 server.. 2 physical hard drives both on the primary ide.. a maxtor 80 GB with my OS on it and a western digital 200 GB with all my important files stored on it.. well a few days ago i started getting errors that said my files r unreadable and corrupt.. this continued happening till i got so many i had to restart the computer.. after starting back up i went to that drive in explorer and i noticed the volume label was now gone.. and when i clicked on it i got this error g:\ is not accessible the parameter is incorrect.. i tried chkdsk and it did not work.. i noticed that it says there is no file system anymore.. i took the drive out and put it in my other computer and it asked me if i wanted to format it.. so i put it back in the old computer and it still didnt work so then i tried about 6 different data recovery programs and recovered about 20 files out of hundreds of thousands.. i have another WD 200 GB with an exact copy of everything that was on that drive i keep as a backup.. i hooked that one up to the secondary ide and started burning all of it onto dvds.. when i almost had everything copied.. my windows explorer froze up for some reason and i had to restart.. when i went to the backup drive in explorer i noticed that one also had no volume label anymore.. when i clicked on it i got the same error.. i tried to recover that drive but i got nothing at all this time.. thank god i copied most all of my files to dvd.. i t... Read more

A:parameter is incorrect??

Although it is possible you have problems with your hard drives, I suspect this is unlikely. You have seen exactly the same symptoms with two different drives (albeit from the same manufacturer), so probably the drives themselves are not at fault. I'd suspect a configuration error, your motherboard (including cables) or BIOS, in that order. If your second system recognizes the drives but cannot read the data, the data are probably toast, and you might consider using a utility from the manufacturer to test and verify each drive before re-installing them anywhere. I suspect the drives are fine, but the data have been scrambled.

Suggestion: in the future, put your backup drive in the other computer (the one that is not having the problem) and make your DVDs there (if possible). That way, you avoid any problems caused by flakey hardware in the original computer.

Hope this helps -- additional info appreciated.

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I had a Celeron board with 128MB PC2100 at 266mhz, running XP Pro. It always said it had 96MB RAM, I figured because of integrated video...I added 512MB RAM, and then it said it had 576MB. That didnt add up. The PC started crashing intermittently and then would not POST at all. I took it in and they said it was a bad mobo. I decided to get a new barebones with a Athlon XP 2000+ and it took PC2100 as well. I took out their 128MB of PC2100 (333fsb) and replaced it with the 512 and 128 sticks of PC2100 (266) that I had from before and it said, again, that it has a total of 576MB. What would be the reason that not all the RAM is reported? I can understand 32MB for video, but a 512 and a 128 should add up to 640, or at least 608, not 576, right? Am I missing something? Is RAM bad or something??
Thanks for any help!!

A:Incorrect RAM reporting?

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Win 2k box cannot log on to Upon dialup, getting "Error 87 - Parameter Incorrect". No known virus. No known Spyware. No know nuffin' at (Suspect block by Belarc Advisor which has been removed.) Can successfully log on using dialup on other boxes using XP or 2k. Can log on via Webmail with same uname and pword. Have tried with exterior modem with same result. Trying to help university student has turned into nightmare.

A:DUN parameter incorrect

Where do you get this error before dial tone after it dials the number and handshakes or wne you first start up DUN? Also are you using DUN or are you using a Connection created via the network connections field? They are 2 different types and use different system info.

If in fact it is DUN have you copied the *.pbk file from a working 2000 to this one that is getting the error 87? Does the error persist?

Have you ensured the modem works correctly as it should through hyperterminal just dialing a number such as your cell? Do you get connectivity that far?

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My laptop had an update and when it was done, it was telling me my pin was incorrect and I can't reset my password because the email that's linked to my laptop is one that I deleted. I dont even remember the password because I stopped using that email. I only know my pin but its saying incorrect. Please help me i'm so sad right now i dont know what to do!!

A:Please help: Incorrect pin/password

@Hktran10? It sounds like you were using a Microsoft account password login. See the Microsoft password reset page  

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I have two wireless routers in my house and can see them correctly named when I choose which network to connect to.
However when I connect to one of them the network name in the toolbar icon shows an old deleted network name and when I go the network sharing screen, I can also the the wrong name.
When I connect to the the second network, all the names are correct.
Forgetting the network does not help.
How can I fix this?

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years ago I recovered my music off my Ipod and the names of all the files are scrambled letters, but the tags of the files are all correct. Is there an easy way to have the tags of the files converted into the proper file name without going and renaming each mp3?

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I went to access a partition on my hard drive. I got a message "F:\ is not accessible'', "Parameter is incorrect". Anyone have a idea what happen? Is it fixable?

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I left for lunch today. When I returned one folder on my Western Digital external hard drive is now giving me the error: Incorrect Function and will not open. I have opened the files today (right before lunch). It just so happens the one folder are my gradebook files!! I'm in a panic as I have to admit I've been bad and haven't backed up since before Christmas!!

I've opened almost every folder on the hard drive and the files attached and so far everything else has behaved perfectly. The only one giving me this error is the one that will cause me so many problems it isn't funny.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Is there a chance out there for me recovering these files?

A:Please help - Incorrect Function

You may be able to recover your files using Zar:

Please try it and back up all data first.

After fully backing up do this:

Manual steps to run Chkdsk from My Computer or Windows Explorer

Open My Computer, and then right-click the hard disk that you want to check.
Click Properties, and then click Tools.
Under Error-checking, click Check Now. A dialog box that shows the Check disk options is displayed
Use one of the following procedures:

? To run Chkdsk in read-only mode, click Start.
? To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, select the Automatically fix file system errors check box, and then click Start. (tick)
? To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors check box.

Note If one or more of the files on the hard disk are open, you will receive the following message:

The disk check could not be performed because the disk check utility needs exclusive access to some Windows files on the disk. These files can be accessed by restarting Windows. Do you want to schedule the disk check to occur the next time you restart the computer?Click to expand...

Click Yes to schedule the disk check, and then restart your computer to start the disk check.

Wait until Chkdsk finishes Checking / Repairing any faults
Windows will then either restart your computer or continue loading Normally.
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I have a gateway essentials 433c, I have installed more memory in the machine, i got the memory from kingston, I went to their site and crossed the chip type and so on, I ordered the correct chip they said I needed for my machine. I put in the 128mb chip, and it only reads as 70mb in windows. Now if I go to cmos it shows the full 128 mb. I have reset the cmos and not sure what else to do.


A:memory incorrect

Hi There!

There may be some Windows registry corruption due to different timing on the ram from what you previously had installed.

There may be other issues as well but the Windows registry is the most likely cause.

Try removing the new and putting the old ram back in and see if it reports correctly. Also, try changing memoty slots on the board.
Good Luck!


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please help me.. i cannot open the administrator or any user account in my laptop bcoz it says that the password is incorrect.. how can i reset the password? btw, i dont have a password reset disk.. help me please.. how can i open it again??

A:incorrect password.. HELP

you could try a cmos reset but apart from that we are unable to help with passwords as it is against forum rules.

please dont write in big letters there is no need.

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Anybody had a 'stock' (ie. not overclocked) processor read this much higher than it's rated speed?

I have an 850MHz 'thoroughbred' 'slot a' Athlon and motherboard. The system originally came with a 650MHz 'classic' Athlon.
The original processor registered 651 to 653MHz with various utilities to measure the clock rates of processors. The 850MHz processor registers as running at 861 to 866MHz.
The mobo is a gigabyte GA-7IXE, original 'irongate' chipset (southbridge is also the original 751 if memory serves me), either the F7 or the 7F BIOS burned into it (latest for this board I think).

A:incorrect MHz on CPUs....

There is no such thing as a Slot A Thoroughbred, the Thoroughbred is a later Socket A chip. Do you mean Thunderbird? Anyway, what is happening is that instead of running the FSB at 100MHz, your motherboard is running it at between 101MHz and 102MHz. This is a common trick to make the board look just that little bit faster in motherboard reviews. It won't damage your CPU.

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What do I do if my log on is incorrect and grayed out and I am unable to change it back to Local Service from Network Service?

A:RPC log on is incorrect and grayed out

Hello ilikefree.

Who set it to "Network Service"?

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I have just reinstalled win98se on a computer. Video card is onboard, on an Acer MW3S motherboard. Video is Intel 82815
and I have the motherboard cd with all of the "correct" drivers. When I start the computer after instaling video drivers, the screen is hard to make out, and it is divided into four sections, all vaguely showing the same thing. Issue seems to be a driver issue, however I cannot find any other driver for this video adapter. Any ideas?

A:Right drivers are incorrect

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I recently obtained a Netvista 6648-RBU with no hard drive. I have tried installing the hard dirve from my current system (Dell) but obviously do not have the correct drivers for the new machine. How do I determine what drivers that I need and where do I get them?

When the NetVista tries to boot it goes to the screen to give me the option of booting in Safe Mode, Normal Windows, or Last Known Config. All options loop back to this screen.

I googled IBM 6648 and downloaded, what I thought were the drivers, to the hard drive while it was installed in my my old system. These were exe files which I executed. I then moved the hard drive to the new machine but with the same results. I'm missing something somewhere but don't know where to look. Can anyone help? Thanks

A:Incorrect Drivers?

Hard drives are handled by the BIOS. If you are trying to boot the Netvista using the Dell HD, you won't succeed. Dell makes sure of that.

You will have to set the HD jumpers to Master. The HD should have a label on it showing which pins to jumper to acheive this. You will have to boot to a CD-ROM or floppy, then reformat the HD and reinstall all of your software. The Dell CD-ROM disk software will probably only boot a Dell computer. You will need a separate Windows disk and separate copies of your software.


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Recently I noticed that the favicons next to the url in the address bar were displaying the incorrect image. Example myspace showing the google logo. I deleted my internet history and restart internet explorer and it seemed to work until I noticed they were displaying the incorrect under favorites and history in the start menu. No matter how many times I deleted my interent history they still show up incorrect. Is there a way I can get these to display the correct favicons? Is there something I should delete in the registry to prevent this from keep happening?

A:Incorrect Favicon Help Please

Hi quipgolfer,
Welcome to the forums, you could try this Tutorial, HTH.
Favorites Favicon Icons - Reset
Have you tried resetting the IE?
Internet Explorer Content Advisor - Reset
Internet Explorer - Reset

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I am getting an inorrect IP address. Until last night my PC was running fine
automatically getting an IP address.
It should be, but instead I'm getting 169.254.41.xx. I have
tried restarting my PC, and also restarting the router. The network
connections tab says that the network is connected. Also when I tried to ping
the router instead of saying 'pinging' it says 'pinging '.
There are 4 other PCs connected to this network, and they are all running
fine, and the network has been running for over a year now on these settings
without problems.
I am using windows XP home edition, all the latest updates installed. The
router is set up as a DHCP server, with reserved addresses set up for the
main devices accessing the network.
Apparently I'm getting an APIPA address not a DHCP address, my knowledge of this is limited to

Please help, as this is somewhat frustrating

A:IP Address Incorrect

JohnWill said:

Let's also do a stack reset.

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

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

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.Click to expand...

This worked
hopefully this will help other in the future

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Hi I've just finished my first System build and after runnign CPU-Z I found my Frequency on Corsair Vengeance 1866Mhz RAM to be 1333Mhz. (665 doubled approx 1333) I am wondering if I can correct this without damaging the modules, I complete their full potential without damaging themselves, and hopefully without producing much more heat.

A:RAM frequency Incorrect

The RAM frequency depends on your motherboard chipset. In other words, it doesn't matter if you have 5000Mhz RAM, if the motherboard chipset runs as 1000Mhz, the RAM will run at 1000Mhz.

What is the make and model of your motherboard, and which cpu is installed?

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my computer loads up , i have pc guard by virgin , but when the comp starts to load pc guard a little box appears saying parameter incorrect and when u click that off the pc guard stays on the screen and does not load propely please can someone help.

A:parameter incorrect

If it was OK before you could try and Uninstall it and reinstall it

GO add/Remove in Control Panel and remove it and restart the PC then you can reinstall it

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I am having problems with the following formula in Excel 2007

=IF(A1+A2=T+S,"C","") where A1=T and A2=S.

Using this formula I get the #Value error message stating "I have the wrong data type".

Please advise to the correct formula syntax or suggest another formula sequence.



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I know this has been posted about before, but I'm confused again.
After British Summer Time kicked in on Sunday, Windows say it went forward 1 hour, but it didn't.
If I sync the time, it is OK, but when I booted into OS X (dual-boot setup) it sets the time correctly, then going back into W7, the clock is behind an hour again.
I then noticed that my BIOS time was behind an hour as it didn't move for BST, so I reset that.
What is going on? What role does the BIOS time have in all this?
Also, I seem to recall that I put in some registry edit about UniversalTime previously.
Don't know what effect that has on all this.

A:Incorrect time - again!

Just had another thread with the same problem and British Time. It would be my hunch that the British Time change is not programmed correctly. If that is the case it may be best to wait until MS has enough complaints and sends an update.

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I just bought a TOSHIBA L-500 (it was my birthday :P )

And i install the updates, but when i want to go to Youtube i get this error '' Incorrect parameters, please try again later'' whats the problem

My bit system is x64 (sorry if in wrong section :'( )

A:Incorrect parameters, please try again later

Most people have fixed this problem by reinstalling Flash Player. Go to Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> Adobe Flash Player -> Uninstall.

Then reinstall it from here: Adobe - Adobe Flash Player

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I am trying to load MS Windows XP Professional on my wife's computer. I have formatted the hard drive and inserted the disk, but I keep getting an incorrect function error message. What am I doing wrong and how can I fix it?

A:Incorrect Function

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Im an xpat living in Bangkok, and recently bought a laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium. Its genuine windows and is in English, however sometimes when i install applications they default to Thai Langauge. It had happened with these two apps so far, VLC Player and KM player (KM player the worst, kind find the setting to change it back!)

In the regional settings I have everything set up for English and location as the UK.

I saw this thread when searching: Change your Windows 7 language w/o having ultimate!

however, is this relevent to me, seeing as though windows is already in English? I don't want to go messing and installing stuff if i dont have to. I like to keep my registry tidy

Thanks for any help

A:sometimes incorrect language

oh and just to add, I presume I already have MUI packs installed, as I can change the language to Thia when my girlfreind wants to email her palls. So I'm not sure if that Vistalizator is relevant in this situation.

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For a couple days now, whenever I log on to the computer, I get an error message box that says "The Parameter is Incorrect." I press okay, but it doesn't seem to go away. So I press, control-alt-delete and the windows task manager box appears. I press New Task and then type in "desktop" and press okay. I get the screen to go and it works, but the computer is really slow. Just the other day, I was on Spybot doing some scans on the computer and I downloaded some updates. Could that have affected it? How do you get rid of/fix/or remove the Parameter is Incorrect? It doesn't seem to be working for anything I have tried. Thank you so much!

A:How do you Fix the Parameter is Incorrect?

Is that the exact message you are getting at startup? If not, please give us the complete message.

Read THIS.

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my pc's clock says 12.37 wifes pc's clock says 12.41 am ( at the same point in time !!)
i double click on the clock......go to internet on update now....error message reads......""an error occurred getting the status of the last synchronization.the rpc server is unavailable."
I do the same on my wifes PC......and it goes through the motions of updating the time etc etc
So....the prob is on my PC only......both PC's are using
Any suggestions?...Please? !!

A:PC time incorrect

Reconnect to internet

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Hi just connected a new crt monitor & on clicking on install driver, I get the msg 'INCORRECT PARAMETERS' & can't move on from there ?
How do I correct this plz ?
O/S WinME ?


A:Incorrect parameters ?

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Hello, I have burnt on a DVD disk brand Laser a few songs that i'd downloaded, and i'm now trying to get them back onto my computer, but when i drag them it comes up "The Parameter Is Incorrect" I've had this a couple of times and I'm fed up with it, if anyone could tell me what it means? What's the cause of it? How to avoid it AND how to FIX it so i can get my songs i would really appreciate it. Thanks

A:Parameter Is Incorrect

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Just been asked this..

XP on a laptop

When clicking on Username and entering password - says incorrect password. Person must go in and change the password each time they log in

Any ideas

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XP Pro or home? Does this occur on ever user profile for that machine or just this particular one? Also what are the permissions for the users?

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Hello, everybody, sorry i haven't yet introduced myself but i'm in a bit of rush and will some time soon. I was working on a friend's computer that he inherited from someone else by the name of gerry. When you start up windows, it's xp professional, it displays the name Gerry for login but all you have to do is hit enter because there is no set password. however, once you're logged in, the start menu says you're logged in as co0ra, and the same thing when you check the user accounts. Even when i went to user accounts to change the name, hopefully resetting both and setting a password, i rebooted to still see the name Gerry but the new password accepted. i noticed he had tweakui installed in the add/remove programs panel but could not locate it in its usual installation location. I also didn't have the internet at my disposal so i couldn't reinstall it at the time. But i'm reasonably certain its a setting set in tweakui. Anyone have any idea how to work around this, with or without tweakui. Its an annoying and silly problem. thanks in advance. Sorry for rushed grammar.

A:Login name is incorrect

Did you try this:

Click Start -> Control Panel > User Accounts. Click the account, and then click 'Change my name'.

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Just wondering, but does the Task manager not show the correct CPU amount that is being used? I am showing 90% - 100% usage currently on task manager, while Intel XTU is showing 65%-75%, and CoreTemp showing similar numbers to Intel XTU.
Which numbers would be better to trust? 
I use an i7-3770k overclocked to 4.2Ghz with Windows 8 Pro.

A:Incorrect CPU usage?

It has been awhile since I delved into this but I believe that in Windows the idle task is used in the calculation. You see it listed as System Idle Process. Then the remaining CPU usage is divided amongst the other tasks based on how much work each task has queued up. The calculation is done by the OS.
It is certainly possible that the Intel program determines CPU utilization in a different way and that would explain the difference. I think Linux does it differently also (no idle process).
You could try a Linux LiveCD and see if it reports similar numbers to the Intel program (if the Intel program has a Linux version).
So both numbers are correct. They are probably just using different algorithms. Since you are running Windows, you should go by the numbers that Windows gives since Windows will make decisions on allocation of resources based on its own calculations.

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okay so here we go, i reinstalled my version of windows xp home edition and it wanted me to activate windows xp blah blah blah. so it told me to type in the 25 digit product key on the backof my laptop. and yes i typed in the EXACT numerical phrase and checked several times. it keeps saying Inccorect Product Key and it says 45128 for the message number. so then i called so many phone lines until one woman who i could barely understand told me to call HP themselves to get like some new activation key code thingie, but then she said my warentee was over for this laptop and i couldnt use the phone service which she says is the only way to fix the problem, but she said it was gonna cost like 50 bucks a year, but most companies are money-whores so i was wondering if there was any other way i could fix this problem?? thanxxx

A:Incorrect Product Key??

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have Windows7 pro on a Dell OPtiplex 760. For soem reason the time is always wrong. I checked BIOS and the time is correct there. I tried to use the sync feature but it still goes off. I tried watching the clock and noticed that sometimes the seconds hand just stops. Any ideas?

A:Time is Incorrect

change your time settings to update from;


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I was burning a DVD with "CloneDVD" and successfully made one
I went to make another and it told me that the disc "parameter is incorrect"
Now no dvd or game will load, and in "my computer" it tells me the E drive is being used and then to insert a disc. I either get told this or the "parameter is incorrect" message

p.s. the discs seem to spin and sound like they are loading. As well, I loaded a blank DVD disc and it seemed to read it, a window popped up asking what I wanted to do with the disc (burn or store data etc...) so it only seems to be a problem with DVDs and games. I tried uninstallin g the device and rebooting but there was no change at all.

A:Parameter is incorrect

Perhaps you shouldn't be making illegal copies of DVD's.

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I have some incorrect installations in my Remove Program option and would like to know a way to get rid of them or hide them (they get annoying x_X). Is there a way to do this?

A:Incorrect Uninstallations

By "incorrect" do you mean that the program itself was successfully removed but an entry remains in Add/Remove programs?If so, run regedit and navigate to this key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UninstallIf you see the name of the program in the left hand pane under that key, you can right click on it and delete it.

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Recently, I have been recieving an incorrect function error when I try to copy pictures or files to my CD burner. I can burn with the software that came with the burner (which was pre-installed with the computer), but not with the Windows CD writing wizard. I checked the Microsoft Knowledge base, and found a reference to my error, but I dont have that burning software, so I cant resolve the problem that way. I havent changed anything since it worked last (about 2 weeks ago). I have a Pavillion 504n, and Win XP and the burner came preinstalled. Anyone had a problem like this before?? The software that is installed is RecordNow.

A:Incorrect function??

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I ran latest version of Spybot on my laptop (Windows 2000) There were several malware that Spybot wanted to remove. Ran a backup. However at one point on the process Spybot asked if I want a series of actions allowed. I clicked on allow and an endless stream of these questions began to show up. I did not click on remember these actions while allowing Spybot to delete. Got tired of doing that repetitive action and rebooted. Machine starts up, shows desktop and then desktop goes away replaced by the following applet with just a light blue screen behind it

The parameter is incorrect

Hit Ok but applet comes back. Hit close but applet comes back. Can only force a shutdown. Went into safemode tried "run last good configuration" ...same result. Went back into safe mode and ran the backup on Spybot to reverse actions but of course since I didn't hit remember the allowed actions the malwares were returned but the problem not fixed. Any ideas ? Thank you

A:The parameter is incorrect

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When I try to execute ErrorKiller, I get this message 'parameter is incorrect'. How do I fix it???

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Specs from Dell support page:
OptiPlex GX240
HARD DRIVE, 20GB, I, 7.2K, 20/P, IBM-ERC
originally W2k
now Windows XP Pro

Ok, I just reformatted a computer with a XP SP1 disk, but when I was updating it I found that the HDD only had a total of about 2GB. So I went to the bios to check what if it recognized more than 2GB and it had had the same ~2GB listed. I can't load anything on this computer without fixing the problem, so I've spent a good amount of time browsing through the net and haven't found any solutions.

My BIOS is A05, I checked the jumper pins and there was nothing listed as capacity limitation, it's formatted in NTFS not FAT32 and when I reformatted it there was only ~2GB available for partition. I obviously checked the label on the HDD to make sure it really was 20GB too.

I'm sure it doesn't have anything to do with using base1 or base10

Also, the computer is kinda old, it was bought in late 2001.

Any suggestions?

Let me know if I left anything out too...

A:HDD capacity incorrect

I had this happen on an old drive (not an IBM) and tried everything to get the space back. I finally did, but I can't swear as to how I did it.

I do remember connecting it to a different connector and having it redetected by the BIOS, and I also tried different partitioners until I found one that recognized the drive's size. Repartitioning and reformatting seemed to get rid of the problem, though I always assumed that it had to be the drive's electronics that caused the problem in the first place.

Try a free partitioner like Parted Magic disk partitoning tool (Bootable CD image) if you don't have any other, and also try wiping the drive before repartitioning with Darik's Boot and Nuke. You could even try a Win98 Boot Floppy and see if fdisk recognizes the true size and use it to create a new partition if it does.

I think that after I found something that saw the whole drive, I was able to partition and use it.

Check that none of the pins is bent or broken while switching to a different connection (preferably on a different channel).

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hey i have an incorrect shutdown problem when in the in the shutdown processs my pc doesn't show "it is now safe to turn off pc" it just turns off itself does anayone know how to correct this

A:incorrect shutdown

Thats what its supposed to do unless you have an older Win 98 computer that doesnt have ACPI. It doesnt hurt anything anyway.

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I had this working before, and I moved my computer to another room. My guess is I reconnected the monitors in a different way than I had them (I've since tried switching them).

My video card is: ATI Radeon HD 4350
It has one Digital and one Analog port on the back.

I had it setup using 1920 x 1080 on both ports (dual monitor).

But I can't get that to work again.

When I set the monitor using the VGA port to 1920x1080 then it displays 1280x720 on the monitor, but the video card is outputting 1920x1080. The display seems to scroll when the mouse is on the edge of the screen because obviously it can't display 1920x1080 on a 1280x720 resolution.

So as of now, my monitor is displaying everything really big and it's useless at this point.

Any ideas? I don't know what I did to get it working last time. And I just updated the drivers.

A:Incorrect Resolution using VGA

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I am the sole user of my PC and so I set it up to by-pass the password entry screen and boot straight into the start screen.

Two weeks ago I started to receive an error message on start up. The message tells me that the username or password is incorrect, try again.

When I type in the password it goes to the start screen without a problem.

I changed the password, same result.

I decided to wait until the upgrade to the Anniversary Edition arrived , but it has not made any difference.

Help please ?

A:Incorrect User Name

Hello lumbco,

The password that you enter in netplwiz while setting up Windows to automatically sign in to your account at startup doesn't get updated if you make changes to your password. This would be why you are getting this message.

To fix this, you'll just need to set up netplwiz again using the correct password.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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I was just wanting to share this.
I'm sure that many people already know this trick.

I was installing Vista Home Premium OEM (Acer notebook).
Using an OEM Installation DVD (no service pack).
When it asked for the product key. It would not accept it.
(something like "the key is incorrect")
I continued the installation without putting in a product key.
I then installed SP1, then SP2.
I was then able to enter the product key, and activate over the internet.

A:Incorrect Product Key. Possible fix for it.

Thanks for sharing your fix. Hopefully it will help others with the same problem.

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My desktop computer network shows up as "Network 2" even though the name is different.
It there something i can do to show the actual name of the network???

A:Incorrect network name....

Hello Verean,

You might check using this tutorial to see what it says as your network name, and make any changes as needed to it.

Network Name and Icon - Change

Hope this helps,

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C/windows/system32/ parameter incorrect at the startup. What should I do?


A:What to do? Parameter is incorrect

First thing you need to do is stop creating multiple threads for the same issue. Do NOT create another thread, you already have 2 closed, and this will be the third, you have one remaining thread left one, that is the one you should be checking for answers. You must also be patient, this is a forum and not a chat room, answers will not be instantaneous, please wait for answers.

This is the link to your open thread:

This thread is closed.

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